Douglas in demand

first_img6 Moreton Ash Drive, DouglasShe is selling 6 Moreton Ash Drive and has listed it for offers to purchase.The home has five bedrooms and three living spaces spread over two levels and would suit a large family.More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020“I’ve had a lot of interest from people who already live in the suburb and are looking to upgrade,” Ms Plozza said.“The number of days properties stay on the market is quite short and proprieties there also get good rental returns.“The suburb is designed around the natural curve of the rive so have beautiful walkways and ponds.” 6 Moreton Ash Drive, DouglasDOUGLAS remains a suburb in demand with house hunters keen to buy into the area and take advantage of walking tracks, parklands and natural beauty while being only minutes from the Ring Rd.Ray White Douglas agent Nicole Plozza specialises in selling property in the popular suburb and said there is a handful of streets that are particularly prestigious with Moreton Ash Drive being one of them. 6 Moreton Ash Drive, Douglas The home will be open for inspection on Sunday from 10am-10.30am. For more information call Ms Plozza on 0415 624 609.center_img 6 Moreton Ash Drive, Douglas6 Moreton Ash Drive is positioned on a 768 sqm corner block with side gate access while the spacious house has 372 sqm of space.Outside there is a children’s play are with climbing area, swing set and soft fall artificial lawn as well as a garden shed and swimming pool.The home is well appointed with premium features such as granite benchtops and Bosch appliances in the kitchen, media room, huge walk-in wardrobe attached to the master bedroom and double vanity in the ensuite.last_img read more

£45bn LGPS pool appoints quartet of global equity fund managers [updated]

first_imgOne of the main reasons for the UK’s local government pension schemes (LGPS) forming asset pools is to save costs. Rachel Elwell, CEO of Border to Coast, said: “We are delighted that we will be launching our externally managed global equity fund with such a strong line up of investment managers.“It is a testament to the commitment of the asset management community to the LGPS that we received so many high-quality submissions.”As part of its original tender for global equity managers, launched in January, Border to Coast invited multi-manager pitches. However, the pool told IPE this month that it had abandoned plans for this part of the mandate.“We will not be making an appointment under the multi-manager procurement process,” a spokesperson for the pool said. “Although we received some good multi-manager submissions, we have concluded that the mix of high quality managers selected under the direct manager procurement provides the best route to meet the long-term performance and cost objectives of Global Equity Alpha at this stage.”Border to Coast’s 12 local authority partner funds have £45bn in assets between them. The asset pool currently manages around £9bn of this total, across an externally-managed UK equity fund and three equity funds managed by its internal investment team.The asset pool is planning to launch investment grade credit and multi-asset credit funds over the next 12 months. It recently gave asset managers the heads-up about these plans, with more information to be provided during a “fixed income manager day” later this month at the pool’s headquarters in Leeds.Border to Coast’s 12 partner funds are the local authority pension funds for Bedfordshire, Cumbria, Durham, East Riding, Lincolnshire, Northumberland, North Yorkshire, Surrey, South Yorkshire, Teesside, Tyne and Wear and Warwickshire.This article was updated on 10 June to add a statement from Border to Coast regarding a planned multi-manager mandate. Border to Coast Pensions Partnership, an asset pool for 12 UK local authority pension funds, has appointed four managers to a global equities portfolio.Harris Associates, Investec Asset Management, Lindsell Train, and Loomis Sayles & Company have been chosen to manage the partnership’s Global Equity Alpha Fund, its second externally run pooled fund. More than 90 asset management firms bid for the mandate. Subject to regulatory approval, the fund is scheduled to launch later this year with more than £4.5bn (€5.1bn) in assets.In a statement, Border to Coast said the fees it had agreed with the appointed managers were expected to be materially lower than the aggregate fees its 12 partner funds were paying on the assets being moved to the new vehicle.last_img read more

Svitzer bags five-year contract extension with NuStar

first_img “At Svitzer, we are continuously looking to stabilise and expand our operations in Eastern Canada,” Arjen Van Dijk, Managing Director, Svitzer Americas, said. The extension comes into effect on August 1, 2020. “Our strategy for the Americas is to pursue further growth within a careful selection of projects and ports that fit our portfolio and capabilities well, and where our multi-local presence will make us a more efficient and reliable partner to our customers.” In the Americas region, Svitzer employs 835 people, delivering marine services to global and regional customers across 14 countries. Svitzer has been delivering towage services to NuStar in Point Tupper since 2010. Svitzer, a global towage operator and part of Maersk, has secured a five-year extension of its marine service contract with NuStar, one of the largest liquid terminals and pipeline operators in North America. The company will support NuStar’s Point Tupper Oil Storage facility with three tugs on time charter, performing berthing and unberthing for calling tankers and safety standby services at the terminal.last_img read more

Hamilton Council praised for move to stop funding projects from pokies proceeds

first_img“We know that pokie machines in the clubs and pubs are most often in the poorest communities and cause the greatest gambling harm to individuals, families and communities,” she said. The foundation acknowledged the worthwhile causes that used pokie funding but it was money coming from the pockets of those that could least afford it. Hamilton council voted 8-3 in favour of ceasing to continue to fund projects from pokie proceeds. There was one machine for every 465 people in wealthy areas of New Zealand, but the ratio in more deprived areas was one to 75.center_img TVNZ One News 11 August 2017Family First Comment: A good and principled decision.Other local authorities are being urged to follow the lead of Hamilton City Council and stop funding projects from the proceeds of pokies.Problem Gambling Foundation chief executive Paula Snowden says Hamilton’s decision showed leadership and integrity, and she hopes others follow suit.She says Mayor Andrew King’s comment about the harm that pokies cause is spot on. A report to councillors showed that, since 2010, the council has received $385,000 from gaming trusts for projects. read more

Antigua-Barbuda to launch online travel agency

first_img Share Share 39 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring! Tweetcenter_img Photo credit: theoceaninn.comMIAMI, USA — The Antigua Hotels & Tourist Association (AHTA) has signed an agreement with Regatta Travel Solutions to launch Regatta has launched similar projects in Puerto Rico, Barbados, Grenada and Jamaica, and is preparing to announce several more projects in the region.“We expect to have nine destinations in the Caribbean using Regatta by April,” said Ashwin Kamlani, president of Regatta Travel Solutions. “Once these projects are all fully operational we will have much more inventory in the Caribbean than any major online travel agency. This will open the door for Regatta to get involved in more high level projects which focus on the Caribbean as a whole.”“Many have tried to do for years what Regatta has accomplished here in the Caribbean over the last twelve months,” said Neil Forrester, general manager of the AHTA. “Their technology and services provide the hotels, bed and breakfasts, villas and activity providers a new and powerful way to attract bookings. We look forward to working with them to replicate the success they have seen in other destinations here in Antigua, and are excited to be a part of their future endeavours in the Caribbean region.”Caribbean News Now LifestyleTravel Antigua-Barbuda to launch online travel agency by: – January 19, 2012 Sharelast_img read more

Germany: Virus vaccine research ‘not for sale’

first_img“German researchers play a leadingrole in drug and vaccine development and we cannot allow others to seekexclusive results,” Heiko Maas told Funke. (AFP) GERMANY’s foreign minister said Mondaythe rights to coronavirus vaccine research were not for sale, following reportsDonald Trump wanted the US to buy exclusive access to a potential vaccinedeveloped by a German biotech firm. US President Donald Trump reportedly offered ‘a billion dollars’ to secure research into a coronavirus vaccine by a German biotech firm. AFPcenter_img The comments, made in an interview tomedia group Funke, come as scientists raced to develop a vaccine against thedeadly coronavirus that has killed some 6,000 people, seen millions placedunder lockdown and devastated global markets.last_img read more

Update: Osimhen to wear Jersey No9 at Napoli

first_img Promoted ContentCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?Best & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universe10 Of The Worst Celebrity Dads In HollywoodTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually True20 Historical Things You Won’t Believe Actually HappenedHere Are The Top 10 Tiniest Mobile Phones On The Planet!20 Completely Unexpected Facts About ‘The Big Bang Theory’ Loading… Despite the reports of a fee worth €81m, it’s believed in Italy the cost of the operation will be €60m including various performance-related bonuses. Goalkeeper Orestis Karnezis will also be included as part of the switch. He was purchased from RSC Charleroi last summer for €14m and had a positive first season at Lille, scoring 18 goals and providing six assists in 38 competitive games. The player won’t be presented to the media in Naples until after his summer vacation, but the picture posing with the jersey and President Aurelio De Laurentiis has already been taken and is ready to go. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Nigeria striker, Victor Osimhen, will don jersey number nine when he finally resumes with Italian giants Napoli. According to the football Italia report, Osimhen already passed his medical in Rome last Saturday and has chosen the Number 9 jersey, which is currently held by Fernando Llorente. Lille president, Gerard Lopez, is expected to finalise the details of Osimhen’s contract this weekend. The 21-year-old Nigeria international spent weeks in negotiations for the deal, which stalled due to a row with his previous agent, but it was finally resolved this week. read also:Napoli yet to finalise Osimhen’s paperwork, as Lille hire Burak as his replacementAdvertisementlast_img read more

Ireland boss Martin O’Neill staying cautious despite beating Germany

first_img “Unfortunately we have still a long way to go yet, but it was great to beat the Germans, world champions, here today. Considering the things we had to overcome, I thought it was a fantastic effort by the players. They deserve enormous credit. “It was a fantastic effort and Shane comes on and just scores a wonder-goal for us and gave us something to hang on to. “I’m ecstatic that we have won the game. You would think that beating the Germans and not being beaten by them at all, the world champions, you would think that would be at least deserving of winning the tournament, but it’s not the case – we haven’t even qualified. “But it’s been a great effort and the players showed great courage, great determination and some ability too to conjure up the win.” Victory in Warsaw would guarantee automatic qualification, as would a high-scoring draw – better than the 1-1 the Poles achieved at the Aviva Stadium – as the head-to-head record of the two sides would be used to split them. Three points could even be enough to win the group should Germany, as likely as it may be, slip up against Georgia, although O’Neill was refusing to get ahead of himself after that scenario was put to him by a journalist. He said: “It’s easy that, isn’t it? You just think climbing Mount Everest is no problem whatsoever, especially if you are in summer clothes. “It’s a wee bit more difficult than you are making out. We have to go to Poland to win a game – most likely win a game. I don’t know particularly, but I assume we have to draw 2-2 or 3-3 or 4-4? “We avoided 99 of those long balls and kept possession, but the 100th long ball was one too many. “But it’s still in our own hands. Qualification is there for us to win with a win against Georgia.” The Republic boss was elated after seeing Shane Long come off the bench to fire his side to a famous 1-0 win, but insisted that they still have a long way to go as the prepare for Sunday’s final Group D clash with Poland with a play-off berth the least they can achieve. Asked for his reaction on a dramatic night in Dublin, O’Neill said: “Well, naturally delighted to win the game. “Well, let’s just try to win it. I’ll think about Poland tomorrow morning. Tonight, I am genuinely delighted for the players, the spirit among them.” The decisive moment arrived with 20 minutes remaining when, five minutes after coming on, Long latched on to fellow substitute Darren Randolph’s clearance and blasted an unstoppable right-foot shot past the startled Manuel Neuer. Germany, who had dominated much of what had gone before, created several opportunities to level, but Thomas Muller was guilty of a bad miss and Randolph saved from Jerome Boateng and Ilkay Gundogan to spark mass celebrations on the final whistle. Manager Joachim Low said: “Overall, I think we have to say that it was one of the most unnecessary defeats that we have had to accept over the last few years. “It was to be expected that Ireland would be defending with nine, sometimes even 10, men, get behind the ball and try long, hopeful balls. “They had one and only one opportunity to score, whereas we squandered a good many of those and were eventually punished for squandering them. Martin O’Neill was keeping his feet firmly on the ground after the Republic of Ireland blasted their way back into the race for Euro 2016 qualification with famous victory over world champions Germany. Press Associationlast_img read more

Upbeat Di Matteo still eyeing top three

first_imgInterim Chelsea boss Roberto Di Matteo believes his team can still finish in the top three despite their defeat at Manchester City.Wednesday’s loss was their first since the former Blues midfielder was placed at the helm, but they remain in the hunt for Champions League qualification.A top-four finish is their first priority, but Di Matteo is confident that can go one better.AdChoices广告He said: “Two weeks ago we were seven points behind third place and now we’re six behind, so we need to look at these things.“We’re going in the right direction and are closer to third than we were 10 days ago. We still have the confidence that we can make it.“I always said we would like to finish at least fourth and that’s what we will try to do. If we do anything more it’s a bonus.”Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Residents discuss concerns about LADOT cutbacks

first_imgSouth L.A. residents voiced concern about proposed changes to bus prices and routes throughout the city at a Los Angeles Department of Public Transportation public hearing Wednesday.The event, attended by about 15 community members, was held at the South Los Angeles Activity Center on South Figueroa Street. LADOT officials gave a presentation on service cuts and fare increases, and members of the audience shared their thoughts and concerns.Phil Aker, an LADOT hearings officer, said, although this is the second public hearing out of four scheduled, LADOT has already received valuable input.LADOT will soon need to make a decision on how to deal with its growing deficit. In July, it will be $23 million, and it is projected to grow to $350 million in the next decade.“The bottom line is we’re operating more service right now than we can afford to pay for,” Aker said. “Ask yourself, if you have a number of bills to pay, do you cut back on services, do you decide what you can live without or do you just call up everyone and say, ‘Sorry, I can’t pay’?”Aker said allowing community members to attend public hearings or submit comments and suggestions to LADOT through e-mail, telephone or mail is the department’s attempt to deal with this situation responsibly.Community members who spoke out at the event were mainly concerned with using the LADOT system, like the Commuter Express, to commute to work and get their children to and from school.One community member  who rides the Commuter Express 422 to the San Fernando Valley from South Los Angeles discussed the impact the proposed service cuts will have on individuals.“We worry about the future. If LADOT and Commuter Express were to stop now … we have a big, bad situation. I recommend you think about our futures,” she said at the hearing.Some community members, including John Young, also brought up the policy process and asked how receptive the city council will be to LADOT’s recommendations.“What’s your personal feeling — that [city council] will do your recommendations the way you are requesting?” Young said.An LADOT official responded by saying they are optimistic the city council will consider recommendations for public transportation funding but can’t be sure.David Roberston, another community member, asked if LADOT had considered that some areas might have a greater need for public transportation.“There’s affluent areas, then there’s areas like South Los Angeles, where you have more demands,” Robertson said. “When you look at the 15 council districts, do you see a greater demand for South L.A. … versus other parts of the city?”An LADOT moderator responded that many communities have different circumstances and needs, implying that South Los Angeles is evaluated just like the other 14 districts.Aker said LADOT has been working with a consulting firm to compile a transit service analysis by looking at how many people use specific services and routes, how much they pay and to what extent LADOT services are duplicate by other transportation services.The transit analysis is proposing to cut a number of routes, including the Downtown Route C and Downtown Route DD. Aker said Dash Route F, which runs through North University Park, would not be eliminated or changed because of its popularity.“We used to operate it every 15 minutes, we went to every 10 minutes because of increased ridership,” Aker said. “As L.A. Live came into being, we began to see more service [and activity] in that corridor.”Any changes LADOT decides to make will go into effect July 1.last_img read more