12/8 Wynford Street Aspley is advertised as NBN read. Picture: Realestate.com.auYOUR IP address may be almost as important as your physical address in future, but only half of Queenslanders who can access NBN have chosen to connect to it.Rollout figures to May 4 show that only 427,283 Queensland premises had activated their NBN service – a mere 43 per cent of those in the state who currently had the ability to do so.In total 989,607 Queensland premises were ready for service including fixed line, fixed wireless and satellite access to NBN Co.According to experts, being able to connect to the NBN was a feature that was increasingly as important as things like airconditioning and solar power.Thousands of listings on Realestate.com.au were marketing themselves as “NBN connected” or “NBN ready” in Queensland, a factor that works in favour of Brisbane suburbs that now have the fastest internet speeds in the city, but which was also a positive attribute for rural acreage properties that have access.According to Finder.com.au tech expert Alex Kidman, some of the top Brisbane suburbs for NBN connection were blue chip ones such as Ascot and Hamilton, but also middle to outer ring locations like Boondall and Banyo, Eagle Farm, Nudgee, Redland Bay, Aspley, Fitzgibbon and Taigum.“The NBN is still a foreign concept for many Australians, because so few (relatively speaking) have access, even though we’ve heard about it for years now,” Kidman said.But he said high speed internet connectivity would considered a basic necessity in future.“Buying a home is a long term purchase by definition, whether it’s to live in or even as an investment property. Either way, making sure it’s as liveable as possible, for yourself or prospective tenants should be a priority, and this day and age, internet services are like water or electricity. They’re expected, and it makes sense to buy intelligently as a result.”He said if a solid internet connection was high on a buyer’s wish list, they would prioritise areas that were NBN ready.“This is especially true if you run a business from home or have a big family with lots of devices to connect.”Buyers can check if a property is NBN ready by searching for the NBN tracker online and punching in the required address.Top Brisbane suburbs for NBN:Eagle FarmMore from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home5 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor5 hours agoHamiltonNudgeeRedland BayAscotAspleyFitzgibbonTaigumBoondallBanyo(Source: Finder.com.au)
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisThe Michigan State Police Alpena Post will be hosting their upcoming MSP Citizens Academy. The 8-week program gives citizens the opportunity to see a day in the life of their law enforcement team, and learn the mission and operations of MSP.Taking the free opportunity to learn about MSP Alpena Post, former citizen academy attendee and graduate, Sharon Cole said the MSP team covered a range of topics, including some subjects you never heard of when it comes to wearing a uniform in blue.“We covered a lot of different things from their training, to what color of badges mean. We even looked inside of patrol cars, inside of the building and just experienced a lot of different things. We learned legal terms, we watched videos, there was never a dull moment,” Cole said.After hearing from some of the MSP officers, judges, and the H.U.N.T. Team, Cole said the academy helped her have a deeper appreciation for law enforcement.She added that the academy gave her the knowledge that she was very curious about.“I was curious, through my work I deal with police officers, law enforcement on a daily basis, and I wanted to have a better understanding of what they do. I got out of it exactly what I wanted to get out of it. I wanted to learn what they do, what goes on and it was just a fantastic experience. I wish they would do a follow up class because I would definitely be there for that too,” Cole said.Cole said the academy also gives tips on how to protect yourself, your family, and your home. She adds that everyone in the community should sign up and take the 8-week academy.If you’re interested in attending the Citizens academy the program will start August 1st and end September 19th. The academy will be held on Tuesday evenings from 6 pm until 8 pm.A small graduation ceremony will be held on the last night. To sign up contact Trooper Ashley Simpson at 989–354–4101 to fill out an application. The deadline is this Thursday, July 13th.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: Citizens Academy, Michigan State Police Alpena Post, msp, MSP Alpena PostContinue ReadingPrevious 7th Annual Cardboard Boat RegattaNext Local Girl Scouts Hold Fundraisers to Save Camp Woodland in Alpena
Well, you don’t see that every Sunday.An actual wedding took place at halftime of the Patriots-Bills game at Orchard Park in Buffalo. Raiders’ Vontaze Burfict ejected for late helmet hit on Colts’ Jack Doyle “Everything’s coming full circle, and still loving the Bills, oh yes, we’ve been through everything, live, eat, breathe, die Bills,” Park said.Halftime is normally 12 minutes, but the Bills got special approval from the league to extend theirs to 14 minutes for the ceremony. Kenny Stills injury update: Texans receiver (hamstring) questionable to return vs. Panthers The wedding of the century happened at halftime.Congratulations to Mackenzie and Jordan! #BillsMafia | #GoBills pic.twitter.com/hjgmUZLSWe— Buffalo Bills (@BuffaloBills) September 29, 2019In true Bills Mafia fashion, Buffalo legend Jim Kelly gave the bride away, while retired defensive tackle Kyle Williams presided over the nuptials. Retired running back Thurman Thomas and retired receiver Steve Tasker were also in attendance — along with thousands of screaming [email protected] walked the beautiful bride, Mackenzie Park, down the aisle. #NFL100 pic.twitter.com/964bt7fX6u— NFL (@NFL) September 29, 2019And @BuffaloBills legend Kyle Williams officiated the wedding! pic.twitter.com/3xexcOpwxu— NFL (@NFL) September 29, 2019Congratulations Jordan and Mackenzie!! #NFL100 pic.twitter.com/5XWH54MybF— NFL (@NFL) September 29, 2019According to WIVB-TV, Mackenzie Park and Jordan Binggeli of Rochester, N.Y., won a contest through Reeds Jenss Jewelers that allowed them to become the first couple to be wed on the field during halftime of an NFL game. The couple’s first date was a Bills game 11 years ago, which probably helped them beat out the 1,400 other applicants to win. Related News “We’re planning a wedding with 70,000 people attending and the logistics of getting everything and the timing perfected has been really difficult,” Bills vice president of marketing Shaena Kershner said. “We still wanted to provide a full wedding experience. So, they’re gonna have hair and make up before the wedding starts. They’ll have cake cutting and a first dance after. They also get to watch the second half in the business class with all the Legends that are here which I think there are 120 Legends.”Park and Binggeli also received a special wedding gift: tickets to Super Bowl 54. Now their team just has to get there.The Bills fell, 16-10, to the Patriots on Sunday. Sean McDermott chased Bill Belichick’s son off field during warmups
ST JOHN’S, Antigua (CMC):The West Indies Cricket Board yesterday confirmed the appointment of former Australia batsman Stuart Law as head coach of the men’s team on a two-year contract.The 48-year-old Law, a former Sri Lanka and Bangladesh head coach, will formally take up the post on February 15, just weeks before West Indies face England in a three-match one-day series in the Caribbean.Media reports last month had indicated Law had agreed a deal with the WICB.He fills the post made vacant by Phil Simmons, who was axed five months after leading West Indies to the capture of the Twenty20 World Cup in India last April.”We are delighted to welcome Stuart to West Indies Cricket. He comes at an exciting and critical time in the development of the West Indies men’s team, with the emergence of some outstanding young talent, as seen in the most recent test series against Pakistan,” outgoing director of cricket, Richard Pybus said.”He has great experience and breadth of knowledge as a player and coach and his cross-cultural experience and winning attitude will be key assets in the development of the team.”Law played a single Test and 54 one-day internationals and also campaigned extensively for English counties Essex and Lancashire.Following his playing career he served in a number of coaching roles. He coached the Australia Under-19s, was head coach of state side Queensland Bulls and of Big Bash franchise, Brisbane Heat.Last year, he served as batting coach with the national side for the tour to Sri Lanka.Law said he was anxiously looking forward to his tenure with the Caribbean side.INTERESTING TIME”I am excited at the opportunity to contribute to what I think is an interesting time for West Indies. I think this assignment has come at an important time of my career.”He is the third Australian to coach West Indies following on from Bennett King and John Dyson, who both experienced troubled tenures.A WICB release said Law would be charged with gaining “improved team results while providing leadership to players and team management”.West Indies currently languish at number eight in the Test rankings and ninth in ODIs.Law is one of three top-level WICB appointments announced this month, with former West Indies captain, Jimmy Adams named director of cricket and Englishman Johnny Grave replacing Michael Muirhead CEO.