For sale: 16/184 Mcleod Street, Cairns NorthThis is the time to jump in quick with two of the fully furnished units also having a large balcony and all units with access to a shared pool.Another great holiday apartment investment can be found at 19/259 Sheridan Street, Cairns North for $75,000 close to the CBD.There are plenty of bargain buys in the tropics, sometimes it just takes a little digging. More 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 investor8 hours agoSold for $89,000 29/324 Sheridan Street, Cairns NorthWith a combined lounge/dining area, updated bathroom, plenty of natural light and breezes and shared pool, this could easily be an investment dream buy.The average two-bedroom apartment in Cairns North sells for $475,000 and is expected to rent for $375 per week.If owning a tropical investment sounds like the right plan for you then you’re not too late.There are three one-bedroom holiday apartments on the market for $85,000 each at 6/184 Mcleod Street in Cairns North with a southern investor liquidating their city units. Bargain buy of the week goes tropical.TROPICAL heat and a sizzling gross return on investment of around nine per cent make this apartment our Bargain of the Week.Sold for $89,000 on Wednesday, this top floor one-bedroom apartment at 29/324 Sheridan Street, Cairns North provides value for money, close to the city centre and currently tenanted for $170 per week.
The Reds sold Suarez to Barcelona in the summer after he had been banned for the third time in his career for biting an opponent following an altercation with Giorgio Chiellini at the World Cup. Despite investing the money received from Barcelona into a number of new players, including attacking replacement Mario Balotelli, Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has already seen his side lose two league games this season in Suarez’s absence. They travel to Upton Park on Saturday looking to recover from a poor outing in their last league fixture, a home defeat to Aston Villa, and Allardyce is pleased he will not have to come up with a game plan to keep Suarez quiet. “From a selfish point of view, yes,” he said when asked if he was pleased Suarez had left England. “From a Barclays Premier League overall view, no. Those players you want to keep in this country and play in this country. There has been a huge amount of talent brought by Liverpool on the back of that fee. “It looks like they took a stand on the basis that it was time (to sell him) after the troubles he has had. He is sorely missed in terms of his talent but, obviously with him not playing against us, we are rather glad about that.” With Suarez sold and Daniel Sturridge nursing a thigh injury, ex-Manchester City striker Balotelli is likely to lead the line for the visitors on Saturday. The Italy international scored the opening goal in Liverpool’s tight Champions League victory over the unfancied Ludogorets on Tuesday night and Allardyce is ready to exploit any European hangover they may have after their first outing in the competition under Rodgers. “On past history of playing teams after they’ve played in Europe, and having taken Bolton into Europe I know how hard it can be,” he said. “Brendan has assembled a big squad, whether he plays the same team on Saturday that played on Tuesday is something we have to try and predict. If we can seek out any advantage we will do, from our part we’ll concentrate on things within our power and that is making sure we play well to the best of our abilities. Sam Allardyce believes the Barclays Premier League is a worse place without Luis Suarez – but is glad the Uruguay forward will not be lining up for Liverpool on Saturday. “I don’t think their team is far from last year’s. Brendan has the same problem as us, settling in a lot of new players. His players will take time to integrate, the same as ours. It can’t be done overnight as everyone expects it to be. As the season goes on, we should get stronger and stronger, and I’m sure they will too.” A brace of Steven Gerrard penalties were enough for title-chasing Liverpool to record a 2-1 win at Upton Park last season but Allardyce is looking to pick up a first home win of the current campaign this time around. “We’re not going to go all out to attack them,” he said. “They’ll set up a bit differently away from home. We have to take into consideration the talent Liverpool have as a team and as individuals. “We might not get as much possession as we usually do so we’ll have to make the most of it, and take the chances we create. I’m not daft enough to say we’re going to press Liverpool and pin them back in their own half, I don’t think that is going to happen. “But we’re going to try when we can but make sure at the same time we’re resilient at the back. If we’re on top of our game we’ll give them a very good match.” Press Association
Britain’s Chris Froome yesterday won the Tour de France for the fourth time as Dylan Groenewegen sprinted to victory in Paris on the 21st and final stage.Groenewegen defeated German Andre Greipel in a frenetic final sprint on the Champs Elysees but the day belonged to 32-year-old Froome.The Team Sky rider is now second in the all-time list after completing his third successive victory.Rigoberto Uran was second, 54 seconds behind, with Romain Bardet third.“Each time I have won has been so unique, such a different battle to get to this moment,” said Froome afterwards.“They are all so special but this will be remembered as the closest and most hard fought.”It was a largely processional stage before they reached Paris – with Yoann Offredo stopping to greet family and friends as the race passed close to his home and Cyril Gautier writing a marriage proposal on a piece on paper that was then broadcast on television.But the stage ended in the expected bunch finish – with several teams trying to set up their sprinters before Lotto NL-Jumbo’s Groenewegen held off his rivals to cross the line first.PRIZE *Yellow jersey:Â Â£426,500 (500,000 euros), 2nd – Â£179,500 (200,000 euros), 3rd – Â£90,000 (100,000 euros) *Polka dot jersey:Â Â£22,500 (25,000 euros) *White jersey:Â Â£18,000 (20,000 euros) *Green jersey:Â Â£22,500 (25,000 euros) Â Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
Three of England’s Curtis Cup players, Bronte Law, Alice Hewson and Meghan MacLaren won the international team competition at the British women’s amateur championship. Law (Bramhall), Hewson (Berkhamsted) and MacLaren (Wellingborough) beat Ireland by four shots to win the SLGA Cup at Dundonald Links, Ayrshire. The team event is run in conjunction with the stroke play qualifying rounds of the championship. Counting only their best two scores each round, the English trio totalled 151 on Day 1 and 144 on Day 2 for an aggregate of 295. Ireland’s representatives this week were Leona Maguire (Slieve Russell), Olivia Mehaffey (Royal Co Down Ladies) and Chloe Ryan (Castletroy). Germany (Esther Henseleit, Leona Harm and Lena Schaffner) finished third with a total of 300. Caption: Bronte Law is pictured playing the Curtis Cup where she scored a perfect five wins from five games. (Image courtesy Calcarson Golf) 23 Jun 2016 England’s Curtis Cup trio win team event