first_imgThe home at 117 Osborne Drive, BurpengaryTHIS five-bedroom home is on a private acreage block in Burpengary. The property, which is at 117 Osbourne Drive, has been well maintained and backs on to a nature reserve. Owner Lyn Patterson said the home was close to everything while still being in a quiet neighbourhood that would never be built out.“We’ve got the wildlife reserve at the back so we get the kookaburras on the property and plenty of other birds,” she said. The home has four bedrooms with built in wardrobes and there is an ensuite to the main bedroom. The home is on a private, landscaped block.More from newsLand grab sees 12 Sandstone Lakes homesites sell in a week21 Jun 2020Tropical haven walking distance from the surf9 Oct 2019There is also a study that could be used as fifth bedroom. The new kitchen has stainless steel appliances, subway tiles and white cabinetry while the dining room and living room both have tiled floors and sliding doors that open to a covered entertainment area. The airconditioned sunken lounge has near-new carpet and access to the entertainment area. The home has been repainted inside and out and the roof has been resprayed. The big kitchen has been updated.Outside, the fully fenced property has been landscaped and features a fully powered 6x9m shed, a water tank, grey water system and a garden shed.Marketing agent Raimo Lavia, of Raine & Horne North Lakes, said the home was in a sought-after acreage pocket in the Burpengary-Narangba area. It is minutes from the Bruce Highway and both the Narangba and Burpengary train stations. Local schools and several shopping centres are within a 10-minute drive of the property. Ms Patterson said she was selling to downsize but would miss having so much space. “I’ll also miss the neighbours because everyone is so friendly,” she said.last_img read more

first_imgMore than 90% of respondents to Feri’s annual survey on investment trends – which canvassed nearly 70 asset managers in Germany in the autumn of 2014 – believe equities will fare ‘well’ or ‘very well’ this year. Similar to the results of other Feri surveys in recent years, just over half of respondents had a similarly positive outlook for bonds.Asset managers’ sentiment towards real estate, however, worsened, with just 75% of respondents seeing good opportunities for selling investments in the asset class this year, compared with more than 90% last year.For 2015, respondents to Feri’s survey pointed to the growing potential of emerging markets – both in equities and fixed income. Investor optimism for emerging-market bonds increased by 50% year on year, while positive views on emerging market and Asia ex Japan equities increased by 16% and 18%, respectively.Respondents were shown to be increasingly wary of German equities and US bonds, while they remain pessimistic about European bonds, particularly investment-grade bonds, Feri said.Christian Michel, who heads the funds team at Feri EuroRating, said the recent widening of spreads in Europe’s peripheral countries would not be a major driver for returns due to “ongoing uncertainties”.He said the expectations expressed in Feri’s survey were “most likely” to remain unchanged, even after taking into account the ECB’s recent quantitative easing announcement.last_img read more

first_imgBecause Sanoma is also active in Belgium, the working group – assisted by consultancy Focus Orange – will also assess whether a cross-border pension plan would improve its participants’ pension prospects.Several companies have opted recently to relocate their Dutch pension funds to Belgium.The third possible alternative would be to place pension rights with an insurer, which, unlike with an APF, would rule out rights cuts. The working group concluded, however, that transferring all pensions to an insurer would be too costly and limit the potential for indexation.It said it was aiming to complete its survey in the second quarter, and that it wanted to consult market players such as insurers during the next phase of its investigation.The scheme’s board said it wanted to make a final choice this autumn, so as to be able to switch to new arrangements quickly – possibly as soon as next year.Since January, Sanoma’s employees have been accruing their pension in a collective defined contribution plan with the €21.5bn Pensioenfonds PGB. The €600m Dutch pension fund of publishing company Sanoma is considering joining an APF general pension vehicle, relocating to Belgium or exploring other possible options for workers and pensioners.On its website, the pension fund, closed to new entrants on 1 January, said a working group would look further into the three remaining options.The scheme’s board said it did not intend to establish its own APF, preferring to join an existing one, either in a separated compartment or in a section combine with other schemes with a similar asset mix, risk attitude or indexation target.Joining an APF, however, would be likely to reduce costs, it said, while the scheme’s assets would be ring-fenced.last_img read more

first_imgMailOnline 18 January 2015A Christian magistrate has been disciplined by a Tory Cabinet Minister for expressing the belief that children should be raised by both a mother and a father.  Richard Page told colleagues behind closed doors during an adoption case that he thought it would be better for a child to be brought up in a traditional family rather than by a gay couple.He was shocked a week later when he found he had been reported to the judges’ watchdog for alleged prejudice, and was suspended from sitting on family court cases.Mr Page, an experienced NHS manager, has now been found guilty of serious misconduct by Lord Chancellor Chris Grayling – who previously spoke in support of a Christian couple who turned away a gay couple from their B&B.He has also been ordered to go on an equality course before he is allowed back in the courtroom.The married 68-year-old was told he had broken the oath sworn by all Justices of the Peace (JPs) as well as Labour’s controversial Equality Act, by being guided by his religious views and discriminating against the same-sex adoptive parents.Last night, critics said the case was another example of how people who hold traditional Christian views feel they have no freedom of speech and find it difficult to hold public office in modern Britain. read more

first_imgFlamboyant Chelsea boss Jose Morinhio has done it again, this time beating his bitter rival Arsenal manager Arsen Wenger to the choice of the ideal manager among footballers playing the English premier league.Arsen Wenger has not been the best at wining trophies for the last so many seasons but also failed to beat Morinhio in a poll that was conducted among mor than 100 players of the English premier league.48% of those quizzed seem to prefer Morinhio also known as the ‘Special one’ as their ideal manager.The poll was conducted by ‘FourFourTwo.’Mourinho celebrated his seventh trophy success as Chelsea manager on Sunday as the Blues beat Tottenham Hotspur in the League Cup final, adding to his two Champions League crowns and league title triumphs in Portugal, Italy and Spain.Of the more than 100  players polled, 31% voted for Bayern Munich boss Guardiola, ahead of Arsene Wenger, Sam Allardyce and Jurgen Klopp.Well what say you? Who is your ideal manager in the premier league?last_img read more

first_img Share LocalNews Police investigating the death of seventy year old, drug bust incident at Tan Tan and recent robberies by: – October 27, 2011 Police Public Relations Officer Sergeant Kenth MatthewPublic Relations Officer of the Commonwealth of Dominica Police Force Sergeant Kenth Matthew has confirmed to Dominica Vibes News that an investigation is being conducted to ascertain the circumstances surrounding the death of a seventy year old man of Fond Cole.Michael Joseph, an employee of Redi-Mix Concrete Ltd, was apparently ran over by a forklift while performing his duties at work yesterday.“Michael Joseph, a seventy year old male of Fond Cole, Housing Scheme and the security guard at the concrete firm of Redi-Mix Concrete was pronounced dead at the Princess Margaret Hospital on Wednesday 26th October, 2011 in the evening after he was run over by a forklift owned by the same firm as it was being driven by another employee Kennan Jno Baptiste a twenty-one year old male of Belles The incident occurred on the firm’s premises at Fond Cole around 4pm that same day. The police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident.”Sergeant Matthew further reported on a drug bust incident which occurred on Monday 24th October, 2011 in the northern village of Tan Tan in which a resident of Vieille Case and Grand Bay were arrested.“One man of Vieille Case and another of Grand Bay were arrested and are in police custody as a result of the police seizure at Tan Tan of 253 pounds of cured marijuana and one kilogram of cocaine with an approximate total street value of $273, 000.00. This incident occurred at about 10:00pm on Monday 24th October, 2011”The police have also made some headway into the investigation of two recent robberies which occurred on the island last week.Sergeant Matthew told Dominica Vibes News that four men are in police custody assisting them with investigations into the robberies at McMillan’s Filling Station on Castle Street in Roseau as well as the Wade Filling Station robbery in Portsmouth. “Four men are in custody and are assisting us with investigations into the recent robberies that occurred on the island. Three of them are apparently linked to the robbery at McMillan’s Filling Station and the other one is linked to the Portsmouth incident”.According to Sergeant Matthew, “we are following up leads on the others but the leads have not materialized into nothing concrete”.Dominica Vibes News Share Sharecenter_img Sharing is caring! 28 Views   no discussions Tweetlast_img read more

first_imgBefore I get into today’s topic, I would like to add a clarification to an article I ran last week.  In the conference football championships, the scenario I was trying to report that one team could win a championship in their division and wind up with an overall 2-5 conference schedule (I think I said a 1-win team), almost came to pass this year in the EIAC 4A Division.  Back to today’s article.  I remember back when the teams would be fed after most athletic events.  You would either have a sit down meal or you would stop at a local restaurant and have an allotted amount of money that you could spend.  Being the 1950’s, the fast food restaurants were rare, so it was usually a local establishment that got the business.  Typically, we would get $2 to spend.  As you stop laughing, you need to remember that hamburgers, pop, and pie all cost 25cents.  You could have 3 items and not even spend half of your money.  Today, unless you go to McDonald’s and order their $1 specials, that same hamburger will cost well over the $2 limit we had.  Pop is refilled, but it would also have taken up the $2.  A piece of pie would cost $3 in a regular restaurant–somewhat cheaper at the fast food.  Needless t0 say, in order for teams to be fed today, local restaurants have to donate all or part of the meal.  If you stop somewhere after an away event, the athletes usually have to pay their own way.  In fact, in most schools they even have to pay for their transportation.  Let’s go back to the 50’s!last_img read more

first_imgManchester United youngster Mason Greenwood will be concerned about his place in the team for their upcoming Premier League game. The Red Devils get their season underway against Crystal Palace at home on Saturday. United have been training as a team this week, and Greenwood is also involved. But he recently got sent home from England duty for breaching COVID-19 rules and was given a stern talking-to by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.Advertisement read also:Greenwood set for second crunch summit with Man Utd boss in 24hrs And The Sun claims that it is unclear if the 18-year-old will be involved against Palace. Solskjaer was not impressed with Greenwood’s behaviour, and told him that he expects better from the teenager. Whether Greenwood plays will depend on how much he can impress his boss in training before the game. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… center_img Promoted Content8 Things To Expect If An Asteroid Hits Our PlanetMind-Bending Technology That Was Predicted Before It AppearedYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeFantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread Art8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth20 Completely Unexpected Facts About ‘The Big Bang Theory’The Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty Penny5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksWhy Go Veg? 7 Reasons To Do ThisThe 9 Best Robots In Movie History2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Yearlast_img read more

first_imgRelatedPosts Bale completes Tottenham return from Real Madrid Tottenham sign £25m Sergio Reguilon Tottenham re-signs Bale on loan Eden Hazard will need tests on a twisted ankle just three weeks before Real Madrid go to Barcelona in La Liga after hobbling off in his team’s 2-2 draw with Paris Saint Germain.“It’s more than just a knock,” said Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane. ‘It’s a knock on the ankle and a twist as well. And if it’s just a knock then that’s fine but if it’s a twist too.“Hopefully it will be okay with just three days rest. We will see on Wednesday. I hope it’s not a bad twist.”Hazard grimaced as he sat on the sidelines waiting for treatment.He eventually had to hobble around the perimeter, replaced by Gareth Bale who will now be even more important to Zidane if has to be without Hazard against Barcelona at the Nou Camp next month.“If we play like that every game I will sign for that.” said Zidane who was as happy with the display as he was concerned about Hazard’s injury.“His performance was spectacular,” he added.“Madrid were the better team,” said PSG coach Thomas Tuchel. “Madrid played like a team that have won three Champions League in the last four seasons.“Keylor Navas played very well for us. But the plus for us is that we finish top of the group.”Asked why he had not started with Neymar who was a second half substitute, he said: “Neymar has been out for six weeks. I didn’t think he needed to play this game. I have spoken to him and I took the decision for him, for his fitness.”The game turned on a refereeing decision in the first half when Thibaut Courtois was sent off and had a penalty awarded against him only for VAR to advise the referee to over-rule the decision for a previous foul on Marcelo.“I thought VAR was only to be used in the event of the possibility of a clear and obvious error,” he said.“The referee had decided that it was not a foul. I don’t think VAR should have intervened. It was a bit strange.”Tags: Eden HazardReal MadridZinedine Zidanelast_img read more

first_imgRelatedPosts Nigeria dying under Buhari’s jackboot, by Tunde Odesola Nigeria: We can’t breathe, by Gabriel Agbo Yes, Nigeria is collapsing forward, by Femi Adesina Kehinde Lamidi, Chairman, Media and Publicity, Nigeria Volleyball Federation, on Tuesday said the Federation had invited eight players to prepare ahead for CAVB Continental Cup. Lamidi told the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos that the Federation needed to prepare for the second phase of the Olympic qualifier. According to him, the Olympic qualifier was scheduled to hold between March 19 and 23 in Mozambique. He said the Federation would do its best to ensure that it qualified for the forthcoming 2020 Tokyo Olympic qualifier. He said: “Eight players have been invited to join those on ground. “The players and officials are expected to resume camp today at the Ahmadu Bello stadium, Kaduna “We hope this development and hard work will give us victory.” Lamidi further said Team Nigeria was drawn alongside host Mozambique, Tunisia, Zambia and Congo Brazzaville in Group A of the Olympic qualifier. NAN reports that the players invited include Hilary Simon and Emenike Ejike from Rivers; Andrew Sunday and Godwin Shekarau, both from Sazahm; and Obayomi Ogunshina from the Nigeria Police Force. Others are Peter Ibrahim, Abdulrasheed Ahmed and Babalola Hussain from Kada, Galant and Plateau respectively. NAN.Tags: 2020 Tokyo Olympic Qualifier2020 Tokyo OlympicsJapanKehinde LamidiNigeriaNigeria Volleyball FederationVOLLEYBALLlast_img read more