Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Jones Beach State Park is quickly regaining its appeal as the place to be to celebrate the holidays on Long Island.After bringing back the popular Jones Beach Holiday Lights Spectacular last year, New York State announced that the famous fireworks show at the iconic South Shore beach is also returning after a five-year hiatus. The July 4th Fireworks Spectacular, which once drew thousands of revelers from Long Island and around the region, will be on full display this Independence Day.“What better place to celebrate America’s birthday than at one of the most iconic and landmark state destinations,” said Rose Harvey, commissioner of the State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation.Gov. Andrew Cuomo, in a statement announcing the event’s return, said his administration was “proud” to revive the tradition—once a staple event for LI families. Jones Beach last hosted the dazzling pyrotechnic event in 2009. The show was cancelled in 2010 due to monetary and staffing constraints.The announced revival comes days after Jones Beach held its annual Bethpage Air Show, which featured stunt pilots performing impressive aerobatic maneuvers as revelers looked on from the beach. Hundreds of thousands attended the two-day event.Astoria Bank will sponsor this year’s fireworks show, officials said.Jones Beach itself is in the middle of a multimillion-dollar revitalization project. New bathrooms in Field 6 were installed just in time for the air show and the central mall’s mosaic was refurbished for the first time in three decades. The show’s revival is part of a state plan to invest $900 million in the state parks system by 2020.The 30-minute fireworks show is scheduled for Saturday, July 4 at 9:30 p.m.
312 Manly Road, Manly WestSAVVY investors might want to look away from the inner city and towards the outer suburbs for strong property growth according to research from LocationScore.com.au.The property research site crunched the numbers across Brisbane’s suburbs and found that demand was strongest in a number of outer suburbs in 2017.Director of research Jeremy Sheppard said the company examined eight key indicators for demand over 12 months to find what suburbs were likely to grow. The top five high performing suburbs were within 10 to 20 kilometres from the CBD, eschewing conventional wisdom that closer to the city was better for price growth. “The reason that there is an increase in demand could be to do with infrastructure or it could be affordability,” Mr Sheppard said. “People could be priced out of the rest of the city so you can find that these affordable suburbs are getting a lot more interest.”To measure demand he included data such as days on market and vendor discounts, as well as less obvious measures like the numbers of online views on property websites like realestate.com.au.Across Brisbane units in Alexandra Hills, Manly West, Carseldine and Sunnybank Hills scored highly in demand. These units at Dorville Road in Carseldine could be set for an increase in value.This high demand for units in these suburbs was in stark contrast to the oversupply of units in the inner city, where oversupply and high vacancy rates have continued to cause a headache for investors. More from newsNew apartments released at idyllic retirement community Samford Grove Presented by Parks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus21 hours agoKenmore Hills in Brisbane’s southwest was the only suburb where demand for houses made the top five.Manly West’s unit market scored the highest of the five with a demand score of 74 out of 100. Bruce McIntyre at Ray White Coorparoo said the strong demand for units in Many West was mainly being driven by owner occupiers rather than investors. “A lot of young families are moving in,” Mr McIntyre said. Before buying up in the in these suburbs Mr Sheppard recommended potential investors check to see if many new housing developments were likely to be approved.“The last thing you want to do is invest in a market that is great right now that might have an oversupply in a few years,” he said.Brisbane’s most in demand suburbs.Manly West, Units, Location Score 74/100Sunnybank Hills, Units, Location Score 70/100Alexandra Hills, Units, Location Score 69/100Carseldine, Units, Location Score 69/100Kenmore Hills, Houses, Location Score 66/100
The Tipp players included in the EirGrid 21 are goalkeeper Evan Comerford, defenders Ross Mulcahy and Bill Maher, midfielders Steven O’Brien and Colin O’Riordan and forward Kevin O’Halloran. While All-Ireland winners Tyrone lead with seven, six Tipperary footballers have been selected as recipients of the inaugural ‘EirGrid 21 U21 Awards’.The awards honour the twenty-one standout players from the 2015 U21 All-Ireland Championship as selected by members of the Gaelic Writers Association.In addition to the 21 U21 awards, EirGrid are asking fans of the championship to select their Player of the Year. Tipp captain Colin O’Riordan and the Tyrone duo of Lee Brennan and Cathal McShane are the nominees.