Hong Kong based billionaire Tony Fung was not expected to be impacted by the new rules. Picture: Marc McCormackMore from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home2 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor2 hours agoOfficially the real estate restriction was on deals worth more than $US1billion, but The Courier-Mail was told a wider net had already been cast, with Chinese nationals transferring cash here having to sign statements declaring the funds were not for real estate.Agents have reported a flurry of Chinese investors wanted to offload new developments at discounted rates — a boon for locals via reduced prices and less competition. Cash-strapped Chinese buyers who paid 10 per cent deposits on units were willing to back out of deals with as little as a third of their deposit in hand “because 3 per cent (of the 10) is better than nothing”.Brisbane was expected to bear the brunt of any Queensland fallout, especially in new developments. Realestate.com.au data showed the top 10 Queensland suburbs that attracted Chinese attention this year were Carindale, St Lucia, Indooroopilly, Hope Island, Calamvale, Sunnybank, Southport, Sunnybank Hills, Cairns and Eight Mile Plains. The Chinese Cabinet has begun a sting on offshore real estate deals and overseas casino funding. Picture: Stewart McLeanBRISBANE real estate deals are collapsing after a new Chinese Government sting on offshore investment.Millions sunk into real estate are at risk, according to experts, but Queensland may have avoided a multibillion-dollar hit from a related Chinese Government ban on casino investments.Property experts believe the situation has created a perfect storm for locals with deals aplenty as Chinese buyers topple on funding. Brisbane was expected to bear the brunt of any Queensland fallout, mostly because of unit deals. Picture: AAP Image/Marc RobertsonThis after China’s State Council documented restrictions on investments in real estate and banned any funding of new casinos over concerns that private firms were carrying too much debt.The $3 billion Queens Wharf casino – whose joint venture partner Chow Tai Fook Enterprises owns China’s biggest jewellery firm – and billionaire Tony Fung’s millions sunk into hotel and casino plans along the Queensland East Coast would both have been in the crosshairs, but their Hong Kong bases appear to have shielded them for now.A spokesman for Mr Fung – who’s in Hong Kong this week – said “to the best of our understanding the new regulations do not apply to Hong Kong, where Tony resides, so will not have any impact on Aquis’ Australian strategy”. Tourists Weihua Chen (23) and Dongwan Wang (22) on Surfers Paradise beach. Busloads of Chinese nationals previously flocked to Queensland on holiday/property trips. Picture by Scott FletcherJust last year, busloads of Chinese buyers were driven around Brisbane to look at potential investments but demand had dropped so sharply those trips have had to be culled, said Harcourts agent Conrad Leisemann.Yong Real Estate agent Tom Zhang, who deals with many Chinese buyers and sellers in Sunnybank, said the moves were a “double threat” for Chinese investors.“Firstly they made it hard to borrow money, so many people said ‘okay we will use cash’, and now the cash has been restricted,” he said. “The Sunnybank outer market has been greatly affected by those changes. It’s good timing for local buyers to buy before the rules are loosened again.” Place Projects director Lachlan Walker said the lending crackdown was heavily felt from late last year, but the new restrictions would pummel Sydney and Melbourne more than Brisbane.“Chinese buyers’ preference has always been Sydney and Melbourne, so it will impact those markets more than Queensland,” he said. “But Chinese investment in residential product gave us our volume. They did underwrite a lot of developments that occurred here and we can’t depend on them now.”REIQ CEO Antonia Mercorella said Queensland had to find an alternative to fill the gap left by Chinese investors.“Queensland needs investors in both residential and commercial property, so our strong hope is that if one investor group starts to contract another will be able to increase to fill the gap.“Queensland is a desirable investment destination and hopefully our strong value proposition will continue to attract local and international investors to our shores.”
The report also claimed that Glasgow Rangers midfielder Joe Aribo and his good friend, CSKA Sofia’s Viv Solomon-Otabor were sported at the Super Eagles Fairmont Hotel in Singapore Wednesday morning, having flown in from the United Kingdom.Wilfred Ndidi, Alex Iwobi, Emmanuel Dennis, Victor Osimhen and William Troost-Ekong have also reported for international duty.Meanwhile, administrative officials of the Super Eagles finally secured their entry visas into Singapore on Wednesday.The officials duly departed Nigeria via the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja aboard Emirates Airline on Wednesday.Twenty-three years and a couple of months after Nigeria spectacularly ejected Brazil from the Centennial Olympic Games men’s football tournament in Atlanta, Georgia at the semi final stage, both countries clash in a much-anticipated encounter at the Singapore National Stadium in Kallang on Sunday.The game is the last and icing on the cake of a two-match schedule for the five-time world champions in Singapore, which begins with a clash with the Teranga Lions of Senegal – African vice champions – this evening.Among those who received visas and will join the rest of the group (players and technical staff already on ground in Singapore) on Thursday are Dayo Enebi Achor (Team Administrator); Toyin Ibitoye (Media Officer); Dr. Ibrahim Gyaran (Team Doctor); Christopher Nnadozie (Physiotherapist) and; Chidi Ngoka (Equipment Manager).Singaporean Jansen Foo has been appointed as referee for the prestige international friendly match. Foo will be assisted by compatriots Abdul Hannan (assistant referee 1), Ong Chai Lee (assistant referee 2) and G. Letchman (fourth official) at the game billed starting from 8pm Singapore time.22 EAGLES TO BATTLE BRAZILGoalkeepers: Francis Uzoho (Omonia FC, Cyprus); Ikechukwu Ezenwa (Heartland FC); Emil Maduka Okoye (Fortuna Dusseldorf, Germany)Defenders: Abdullahi Shehu (Bursaspor FC, Turkey); Chidozie Awaziem (CD Leganes, Spain); William Ekong (Udinese FC, Italy); Tyronne Ebuehi (SL Benfica, Portugal); Jamilu Collins (SC Padeborn 07, Germany); Oluwasemilogo Ajayi (West Bromwich Albion, England)Midfielders: Alexander Iwobi (Everton FC, England); Anderson Esiti (PAOK Salonica, Greece); Oghenekaro Etebo (Stoke City FC, England); Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester City, England); Joseph Ayodele-Aribo (Glasgow Rangers, Scotland); Ramon Azeez (Granada FC, Spain)Forwards: Victor Osimhen (Lille OSC, France); Moses Simon (FC Nantes, France); Samuel Chukwueze (Villarreal FC, Spain); Efosa Solomon-Otabor (PFC CSKA Sofia, Bulgaria); Paul Onuachu (KRC Genk, Belgium); Emmanuel Dennis (Club Brugge, Belgium); Peter Olayinka (SK Slavia Prague, Czech Republic)Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Coach Gernot Rohr, Ramon Azeez, Samuel Chukwueze and Chidozie Awaziem on board the flight to Singapore on Tuesday INTERNATIONAL FRIENDLYNdidi, Iwobi, Chukwueze, Osimhen, Others in campAt least, ten invited Super Eagles players will be available for Coach Gernot Rohr to start training today when the national team kicks off preparations for the prestige friendly against Brazil on Sunday in Singapore.Spanish-based trio Samuel Chukwueze (Villarreal), Chidozie Awaziem (CD Leganes) and Ramon Azeeez (Granada) flew to Singapore on Tuesday and they were on the same flight as Rohr, Allnigeriasoccer.com reported yesterday.
Published on November 25, 2016 at 3:40 pm Contact Tomer: email@example.com | @tomer_langer Early in the second quarter against Florida State, running back Dalvin Cook took a carry, juked right past Syracuse’s Kenneth Ruff and scampered up field for a 14-yard gain. The FSU star had made yet another defender miss, but there were problems bigger than the holes in the defense.Zaire Franklin was down, grabbing at his leg. After staying on the ground for a few minutes, he was helped off by two trainers. Redshirt freshman Troy Henderson, who’s been second on the depth chart all year but hadn’t played since the South Florida game, replaced him. The next series, true freshman Andrew Armstrong filled that role.“Before the game we actually had a plan if Zaire ended up coming out of the game,” Armstrong said. “Me and Troy were going to split reps based on certain personnel that they ran.”Armstrong declined to say what the certain situations were.For the past two seasons, Franklin has guided Syracuse’s (4-7, 2-5 Atlantic Coast) defense, starting every game and rarely leaving the field. He said after the game that he expects to suit up in the Orange’s last regular-season game against Pittsburgh (7-4, 4-3) on Saturday at 12:30 p.m. If he can’t go, Henderson and Armstrong will back him up.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textMORE COVERAGE:Eric Dungey doubtful to play against PittsburghHow Syracuse can sneak into a bowl gameWho you should root for if you want SU to make a bowl Head coach Dino Babers talked after the FSU game about how linebackers struggle to enter the lineup when Franklin and Parris Bennett fill two starting spots. Both are in the top 10 in the ACC in tackles. This late in the season, he said that the rotation was more about just getting them looks.“I just think that both of them deserve to play,” Babers said during Monday’s press conference. “Zaire plays so much you’re just not sure what you have behind him … we just wanted to play both.”Armstrong has, in some capacity, played every game this year. Before Franklin went down, he was on the field and had recorded a quarterback hurry, getting in the face of FSU quarterback Deondre Francois. Throughout the first quarter, he was on the field in certain pass-rushing situations.But when Franklin went down and Armstrong started playing in the middle linebacker role more, he stopped blitzing as much.And despite not playing since mid-September, Henderson was ready to go when Franklin went down.“We’ve been rotating for awhile,” Henderson said of he and Armstrong. “Every week during the week I try to prepare myself.”Henderson said he figured Armstrong would get the first shot, since he was the “two,” but every game since the start of the year, Henderson had been listed as the second option on the two-deep depth chart. Henderson is again listed behind Franklin ahead of SU’s matchup with Pitt, while Armstrong is listed in the same spot with only “Or” separating the two backups.Armstrong said the specific plan for splitting snaps with Henderson against FSU hadn’t happened every week, but it was unique before Syracuse’s most recent game. Franklin had been dealing with a nagging injury that he’d been playing through.While Franklin is hoping to suit up against Pitt, if for some reason he can’t go, it’ll be up to two largely inexperienced players to try to fill the void. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+