37/34 Duffield Road, KallangurShe said one and two-bedroom townhouses and units in the area were ideal for buyers with a low budget.“It’s not everyone’s cup of tea because of the size (but) they’re a good little investment as well,” Mrs Burke said.She said it was rare that they sold for less than $300,000 but there were still bargains to be found like the Duffield Rd property.According to the latest CoreLogic market trends data, the median sale price for an apartment in Kallangur was $290,000. 37/34 Duffield Road, KallangurA MODERN one-bedroom townhouse in Kallangur has sold for $180,000.David Deane Real Estate sales consultant Lee-Ann Burke said smaller properties were often difficult to sell but the one at 37/34 Duffield Rd was snapped up a month after being listed on the market.It was the cheapest sale in the Moreton Realestate area within the past two weeks.Mrs Burke said it sold for such a low price because it was only a one-bedroom home.More from newsLand grab sees 12 Sandstone Lakes homesites sell in a week21 Jun 2020Tropical haven walking distance from the surf9 Oct 2019However, she said the location was ideal, with public transport and shops close by.“It’s a cracker location,” Mrs Burke said.
With some fans still yet to take their seats in the Moncton Stadium, Nigeria’s Courtney Dike latched onto the ball just outside the Korea Republic six-yard box, saw a gap, set her sights and sent a low shot inside the far post – putting her team ahead after only 18 seconds of play. Eventually coming away with a hard-earned 2-1 win, the three points put the Super Falconets two clear at the top of Group C here at the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Canada 2014, with one game remaining.“Wow! Was it really the fastest goal in the competition’s history? That’s crazy!” said the young striker, after being given the news by FIFA.com. “It all happened so fast, even for me to be honest,” she went on incredulously, a broad smile still lighting up her face.“The ball came to me in the box and, well, they always say it’s good to test the opposing keeper early in a match, so I had a shot and in it went!” she continued. “It all happened so quickly, it hit a defender, I picked up the ball and scored, right? I honestly only remember seeing that I had space and went for a shot.”Indeed, her second U-20 Women’s World Cup appearance and first as a starter could barely have begun better. “This gives me loads of confidence,” said the forward, who plays for Oklahoma State University in the USA. “Now I’m just hoping to keep playing and keep improving alongside the rest of the team. I’m very happy to be here and I hope we can go a long way.”Brotherly backing Though Courtney will surely have received a host of congratulatory messages since the game, few will have pleased her as much as the one from her older brother Bright. A senior Nigeria international and striker for MLS outfit Toronto FC, he wasted no time in taking to Twitter to hail his younger sibling’s feat. “We’ve not managed to see each other yet, but we did speak before the tournament and he’s always giving me tips and advice,” said Courtney, before boarding the coach back to the team hotel. “It’s great to be able to learn from him, from any mistakes he’s made. He’s the example I try to follow. He’s a striker too but well, we’re all strikers at home! My family’s really proud of us all,” she added with a grin, noting that her two brothers, two sisters and father have all played football at one time or another.What’s more, as her older brother missed out on selection for the Super Eagles at the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ due to an Achilles tendon injury, Courtney has taken the lead in terms of global tournament experience and is determined to keep the Canadian adventure going for some time yet.“This win against South Korea was crucial, because everything was very tight after the draws on the opening matchday,” said Dike, before signing off with a look ahead to the final group match for coach Peter Dedevbo’s charges. “In our next game against England, I’m expecting the team to fight just as hard. I’m convinced that, if we play as well as we did today, we’ll win again.”
The Alaska Department of Fish and Game is forecasting strong sockeye salmon returns to Bristol Bay this summer, and Copper River Seafoods is getting ready to open a processing plant in Naknek and buy fish from the Naknek-Kvichak District, where 18 million sockeye are expected to be available for harvest.The Alaska Department of Fish and Game is forecasting a return of 28.8 million sockeye to the district, with 18 million available for harvest. Copper River Seafoods will be on hand to help purchase and process those fish.Copper River bought the old extreme seafoods plant in Naknek, and Vojta Novak, the company’s Bristol Bay manager, said they have been getting ready to open for the past two months.Novak said they’ll have five tenders in the bay, including one for setnetters.“This year we decided to buy fish only in Naknek and Kvichak,” Novak said. “We’ll have a couple tenders here in the bay and a couple tenders by the line.”Although the plant is new to Naknek, Novak said the company is familiar with the region from its operations in Togiak. He said that entering Naknek is challenging, because it’s competitive, and one of the biggest sockeye salmon fisheries in Alaska. But in some ways, it’s easier to operate there than in Togiak.“You have everything pretty much here, if you need any help, if you need any welders, if you need any materials, you can buy here. When I was in Togiak, I cannot buy anything,” he said.Novak said about 15-20 people are working at the plant now to get it ready, mostly construction guys. When the plant is operational, it’ll have about 70 employees, he said.Last week, Novak was waiting for equipment to come in on the barge, including processing lines, pipes and headers and gutters. The plant was operational when Copper River purchased it, but Novak said the company wanted to make it more efficient and improve capacity.“You don’t have too much time,” Novak said. “The tide is critical here. You have four or five hours in the high tide and other tide, you have three or four hours to pump all the fish, and if you pump it into totes, you have to drive them up the hill. It’s not efficiency. We want to do more than one million or a couple million pounds here.”Once the plant gets going, Novak said they’ll focus on sockeyes, although they’ll buy all species and plan to try staying open for fall fish, mainly chums and cohos.Novak said the company is shooting for a June 15 opening this summer. All of the fish purchased and processed in Naknek will be sold under the Copper River Seafoods brand.The plant will focus on headed and gutted fish, and fishermen will be required to ice and bleed fish, Novak said.Fresh fish will be flown to Anchorage to be reprocessed, while frozen fish will go to Seattle on a barge at the end of the season.Novak said he wants to have about 30 drifters delivering to the plant, and it looks like they’ll hit that target.“We have a lot of good local fishermans planning to fish for us,” Novak said.Novak can’t say yet what prices will be, but he did said that they want to be a strong player in the bay.“We are competitive, we want to stay here for long-term,” Novak said.