Arlington underway without Green agreement

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First-time buyers ready for restoration dream

first_imgThe home at 38 Hunter St, Wooloowin.IT was a case of the first home buyer beating the developer for a change when a house in Wooloowin sold under the hammer recently.The two-bedroom home on an elevated 728sq m block at 38 Hunter St had been in the same family for eight decades before selling to a young couple for $890,500.Amanda Butler, of Butler and Co Estate Agents, said the buyers planned to restore the 1936 house and make it their dream family home.“The seller was happy about that,” she said.“It was very emotional for the seller but the time was right to move on.”More from newsFor under $10m you can buy a luxurious home with a two-lane bowling alley5 Apr 2017Military and railway history come together on bush block24 Apr 2019The auction attracted five registered bidders — a mix of developers and first home buyers.Ms Butler said developers had been keen on buying subject to conditions, but the auction format suited the young first-time buyers the best.The home had been marketed as an opportunity to either renovate or develop, given its zoning and proximity to schools, public transport and local amenities.It comes with all the original features you would expect from a property of that era, including ornate ceilings and dark hardwood floorboards.The large back deck offers views across the suburb and the range.Ms Butler said Wooloowin was a high-demand market given its location, just 6km from the CBD.According to data from CoreLogic, Wooloowin has a median house price of $735,500 and a median unit price of $479,000.last_img read more

UK roundup: Lancashire County Council, KFIM, HSBC Life

first_imgThe UK’s Lancashire County Pension Fund has bought an industrial estate in the north of England through Knight Frank Investment Management (KFIM) for £7.8m (€9.7m) from Anglesea Capital and Hudson Advisors.The purchase price of the 142,220ft2 multi-let Walton Summit Industrial Estate in Preston, Lancashire, reflected a 7.3% yield, said KFIM.The estate is occupied by chemicals manufacturer Evans Vanodine, courier company Yodel and brewing equipment firm Three Nations.Lewis Ellis acted for KFIM in the deal, and CBRE represented the seller.  Meanwhile, HSBC Life (UK) – a subsidiary of the HSBC Holdings group – is selling its UK pensions manufacturing business to Admin Re Group, part of the Swiss Re Group.A spokesman for HSBC said the sale was part of the bancassurance strategy HSBC Holdings had been following for the last few years, aimed at simplifying the business and deploying capital more effectively.The UK subsidiary will continue to offer pension products, but no longer package them itself, he said.Under the terms of the transaction, HSBC will sell its corporate and individual pensions policies, and an associated annuities book.Around £4.2bn of underlying assets under management formed part of the deal, and about £4bn of this was managed by HSBC Global Asset Management (UK), the group said.HSBC Global Asset Management will continue to be the investment manager of these underlying assets.The deal also included a reinsurance agreement with ReAssure whereby HSBC has transferred certain economic risks and rewards of the business to ReAssure from 1 January 2014 until the deal completes.The transaction is subject to regulatory and law court approvals and is expected to complete in the second half of 2015.last_img read more

National unveils loan shark crackdown 6 Nov 2011Loan sharks were targeted and anti-competitive behaviour would be criminalised in National’s commerce policy unveiled today. About a third of current lenders may be out of business because of the changes. Leader John Key said National would work to increase people’s financial kills and knowledge. Earlier, finance spokesman Bill English announced plans to crack down on loan sharks, it does not include a cap on interest rates as has been suggested by some. English said the changes were intended to protect unwary consumers who were being preyed on by unscrupulous credit companies. Changes include requiring that borrowers be able to repay a loan without substantial hardship, creating a code of responsible lending, and protecting household and necessary goods from being security against a loan that is not for that item. read more

Dodge City Raceway Park banquet Information announced

first_imgBy Lonnie Wheatley DODGE CITY, Kan. – With the 2013 racing season at Dodge City Raceway Park coming to a conclu­sion with the inaugural Jerry Soderberg Memorial on Sept. 28, all that remains is to distrib­ute the hardware and point fund money to the track’s top competitors.The Dodge City Raceway Park awards banquet is set for Saturday, Nov. 2, at the Knights of Colum­bus building at 800 West Frontview Street in Dodge City, Kan. Doors open at 6 p.m. with dinner served at 7 p.m. and the awards ceremony to follow.Tickets to the event are $25 per person and must be ordered no later than Oct. 28 to determine an accurate headcount. Tickets may be ordered by calling the Dodge City Raceway Park office at 620 225-3277, Gina Wilson at 620 339-9873 or Tommie Estes Jr. at 405 238-8485.The top 10 in points in all five divisions (IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modifieds, United Wireless IMCA SportMods, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, Poor Boy Kustomz Thunder Cars and Hornets) will all receive trophies, with top 10 drivers in the Modifieds, Sport Modifieds, Stock Cars and Thunder Cars receiving point fund money as well. The 2013 season at Dodge City Raceway Park consisted of 17 nights of racing action over 13 different weekends, with Austin Allen (Modifieds), Jeff Kaup (SportMods), Billy Phelps (Stock Cars), Dustin Walker (Thunder Cars) and Jarett Lunow (Hornets) coming away with track champion­ships.last_img read more

Minister Norton expresses condolences on the passing of Basil Butcher

first_imgMINISTER of Social Cohesion, Dr George Norton, via a release yesterday, expressed sincere condolences to the family, relatives, friends and fans of legendary Guyanese and West Indian cricketer, Basil Fitzherbert Butcher, AA.Butcher, 86, passed away on Monday, December 16, in the USA, after a period of illness.During his career, the cricketing star played 44 Test matches for the West Indies from 1958 to 1969. During that period, he scored seven centuries, with a high score of 209 not out.Named one of Wisden’s Cricketers of the Year for 1970, Butcher also played an integral role in organising the first-ever Mashramani celebrations in Linden.At a time when Guyana is gearing up to celebrate its 50th Republic Anniversary, Butcher’s contributions to Guyanese society becomes even more significant.Butcher is survived by his wife, seven children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. His legacy, however, will live on for many generations.last_img read more

Russell’s cameo helps Royals to BPL title

first_img(CMC) – WEST Indies all-rounder Andre Russell struck a cameo and grabbed a brace of wickets to help Rajshahi Royals capture the Bangladesh Premier League title, with a 21-run victory over Khulna Tigers here yesterday.Sent in at the Shere Bangla National Stadium, Royals tallied 170 for four off their 20 overs with wicketkeeper Irfan Sukkur top-scoring with 52 off 35 deliveries and Mohammad Nawaz hammering a 20-ball unbeaten 41.Russell joined in with an unbeaten 27 from just 16 balls while opener Liton Das gathered a patient 25 from 28 deliveries.In reply, Russell picked up two for 32 from four excellent overs, as Tigers were restricted to 149 for eight off their 20 overs, to come up short in their run chase.Shamsur Rahman stroked 52 from 43 deliveries, South African Rilee Roussouw got 37 and Mushfiqur Rahim, 21, but Russell combined with fellow seamers Mohammed Irfan (2-18) and Kamrul Islam (2-29) to hurt the innings.The victory compensated for Russell’s heartbreak last season when he was part of the Dhaka Dynamites side who lost the 2018-19 final to Comilla Victorians.Yesterday, Royals were set back early when they lost Afif Hossain cheaply for 10 in the third over but Sukkur and Das combined in a 49-run second-wicket stand to settle the innings.The left-handed Sukkur, who blasted half-dozen fours and two sixes, put on a further 31 for the third wicket with Pakistan’s Shoaib Malik (9) before he was dismissed in the 15th over.At that stage, Royals were labouring at 99 for four and in need of a boost and got it through fireworks from Russell and Nawaz who added 71 off 34 balls in an unbroken fifth-wicket partnership.While Russell clobbered three sixes, Nawaz counted six fours and two sixes as Royals finished strongly.In reply, Tigers were floundering on 11 for two in the second over before Shamsur and Roussouw pulled the run chase around in a 74-run second-wicket stand.Shamsur struck four fours and two sixes while Roussouw notched a four and a six but once their stand was broken, Russell made key strikes to put the contest in Royals’ favour.last_img read more

De Burca appeal rejected

first_imgPhoto © Tipp FM If that appeal fails they can go to the Disputes resolution authority. As it stands Waterford will be without Tadgh De Burca for their All Ireland semi final with Cork on Sunday week.The All star defenders appeal against his one match ban following his sending off against Wexford was rejected last night by the Central Hearings committee.It’s understood the Deise will take their case to the Central appeals committee.last_img

CRSG Honours Ekpo Duke with Tennis Tournament

first_imgIn his address, the State Director of Sports, Dr. Jude Amadi, who described tennis as one of the best sports in the world, said the tournament was mooted to discover young talents who would represent the state and the nation in future.Amadi charged the athletes to ensure they made the cut so as to be chosen to represent Team Cross River in upcoming sporting activities in the state.Earlier in a goodwill message Etubom Duke, said he appreciated the gesture done to him by the state sports commission and Calabar Sports Club by organising the tournament in his honour.He charged stakeholders and other well-meaning Nigerians to encourage kids to play tennis.The octogenarian who is a legend in the game in the country also promised to do his best to encourage tennis in the state.Former President, Calabar Sports Club, Eteidung Umo E.Umo-Otong, said he was pleased with the state government’s attitude of grooming primary and secondary schools students in order to nurture fresh tennis players from the grassroots level.Umo-Otong, said that the students should continually participate in sporting activities that would no doubt reduce redundancy and idleness.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Bassey Inyang in CalabarA four-day Tennis championship to honour a former Nigerian star player, 88 year-old Etubom Charles Ekpo Duke, has flagged off at the Calabar Sports Club. The tournament is sponsored by the state government and its Sports CommissionAddressing participants at the opening ceremony of the event, Chairman of the Sports Commission, Orok Duke, said the commission and Governor Ben Ayade’s administration would always remember the state’s legends in sports, especially when they are still alive.Duke said his commission was committed to support sport activities and appealed to individuals and organisations to sponsor sports for the development and employment of teeming youths.Duke said cash prizes would be awarded to those who excelled, and sundry prizes given to participants in the primary and secondary schools’ categories of the tournament.last_img read more

Spain combats betting corruption with new national commission

first_img Submit Spain’s Ministry of the Presidency has given the go-ahead for the formation of a new national commission which is due to tackle betting-related fraud as well as the prevention of sports corruption.The commission is due to consist of representatives from the Dirección General de Ordenación del Juego (DGOJ), the National Police, the Civil Guard, the Higher Sports Council as well as those affiliated with both sports competitions and the betting industry.Members will work towards forming a new strategy that will “develop action plans [and] recommendations or diagnoses to detect, prevent and combat illegal actions in the field of sports competitions and fraud in betting.”The body will be chaired on a rotating basis by the head of the DGOJ and the Directorate General of Sports (DGS), who will alternate each year in the presidency.“Corruption linked to the manipulation of sports competitions and betting-related fraud are two of the greatest threats to sport and horse racing, as it undermines each sport’s core values ​​and ruins the experience for fans and spectators,” the Ministry said.“For this reason… the Government has considered it necessary to establish at the national level a formalised channel of dialogue and cooperation between public authorities, sports organizations, organizers of competitions sports and representatives of the gaming sector.”Alongside the DGOJ the commission will develop a new early-stage warning system, which will form the basis of a new point of communication to prevent match-fixing and fraud.The formation of the body follows on from recent crackdowns pertaining to corruption in the sporting world. Back in May, a number of Spanish first and second tier footballers were arrested following allegations of match fixing and involvement in a criminal organisation.Meanwhile a judge investigating match fixing in Spain stated that Valencia’s two goal win over Valladolid, which landed the club a spot in the Champions League next season, was fixed by a criminal gang and up to seven Valladolid players back in June. Action Plan 2018-2020 sees Spain reclassify gambling-harm as a drug addiction September 21, 2018 Related Articles StumbleUpon 7 football players implicated in Spanish match fixing investigation June 5, 2019 Share Share Yggdrasil expansions continue into Spain February 9, 2018last_img read more