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Credo fund to tempt South African investors

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Hot spots tipped to lead property price growth charge

first_imgThe Redcliffe peninsula is one of the greater Brisbane areas tipped as a hotspot for property price growth.BRISBANE’S cheap and cheerful outer suburbs have been tipped as the property hot spots for 2017.Suburbs within the greater Brisbane area but outside of the Brisbane City Council ring are benefiting from increased transaction numbers with price growth expected to follow.Property analyst Terry Ryder of Hotspotting said the Brisbane property market was doing better than many realised.He said most figures released in relation to Brisbane’s performance were a whole of city figure which did not show just how well some areas were going.“Cities like Brisbane have precincts which have had double digit price growth in some of the recent years but it has not been happening right across the board,’’ Mr Ryder said.“We had a period in 2014 where inner city suburbs were moving and some of those inner city suburbs like Paddington and Red Hill had strong growth. It has gradually gravitated out. I’d say in 2015 it was particularly on the northside, many of those suburbs had 10 per cent or better in growth and then last year we started to see growth starting to filter out to the cheaper areas.’’Mr Ryder said affordability was one of the big drivers which pushed buyers further out of the CBD.More from newsLand grab sees 12 Sandstone Lakes homesites sell in a week21 Jun 2020Tropical haven walking distance from the surf9 Oct 2019Terry Ryder tips cheap and cheerful outers suburbs for future price growth.He said those suburbs which offered good affordability, good infrastructure and plenty of jobs nodes within “striking distance’’ were in demand.His top region was the Redcliffe Peninsula, followed by the Moreton Bay Region and then Ipswich.Mr Ryder said the vast majority of people didn’t work in the CBD of Brisbane, most were out in suburban employment nodes and that’s where they wanted to live.“It might be the Australian Trade Coast precinct, or out around the airport or the seaport,’’ he said.As a result areas such as Redcliffe and Moreton Bay had benefited from increased demand, particularly once the rail link was finished to Redcliffe.“Those are areas we have seen an uplift in transactions and that is precursor of price growth,’’ Mr Ryder said.The Brisbane property market still had “greater buoyancy’’ compared with Sydney and Melbourne, where sales activity had fallen markedly in 2016.He also named Logan City as one of the market leaders in terms of price growth in the past two years.Ipswich was also delivering good price growth.last_img read more

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Gold Coast beach house with a modern twist hits the market

first_img20 Seabeach Ave, Mermaid Beach.THIS Mermaid Waters home is far from the traditional beach house.The modern design and neutral tones give the multi-level house at 20 Seabeach Ave a sense of sophistication – a stark contrast to the laid back, minimalist style often associated with a beach shack.It is what owner Brent Martens likes best about the property, which is just 100m from the beach. More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa18 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days ago20 Seabeach Ave, Mermaid Beach.He and his wife bought the property in February, 2017 and quickly set to renovating the inside, including replacing the flooring and refreshing the kitchen and bathrooms.Now they are selling their beloved home.“We’re looking at building, that’s the only reason — we love the house,” Mr Martens, who is the business development manager at Harcourts Coastal, said.“We’ve done it several times, I guess it’s just onto the next project now.” 20 Seabeach Ave, Mermaid Beach. 20 Seabeach Avenue, Mermaid BeachHe said the lounge room, which flowed onto the outdoor entertainment area when the sliding glass doors were opened, was his favourite part of the home.“You sit there and look out to the pool, it’s great,” Mr Martens said.“You can hear the ocean from the house – at night you can hear the ocean when you go to sleep.” 20 Seabeach Ave, Mermaid Beach. 20 Seabeach Ave, Mermaid Beach. 20 Seabeach Ave, Mermaid Beach.last_img read more

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Greensburg Airport Considering Upgraded Weather System

first_imgThe Automated Weather Observation System relays real-time weather information which could lead to safer more efficient air travel in Greensburg. (image: SAAB)GREENSBURG — Airport officials are considering upgrades to the facility’s automated weather station.A medical flight company recommended the upgrades to the airport claiming it would substantially improve the aviation safety operations around the area, the Greensburg Daily News reports.An Automated Weather Observing System (AWOS) would relay weather information more quickly helping pilot’s combat Indiana’s ever-changing weather pattern.Currently, the closest AWOS is located in Columbus. Without the system medical flights depend on forecasts updated three times a day, according to the newspaper.Airport Board President Jon Dooley supports the idea saying the updated weather system would benefit medical, commercial, private flights and all Greensburg residents.AWOS comes with a cost of about 200-thousand dollars to install and an additional $5,600 a year for upkeep.Officials tabled the decision and will likely discuss it more at a future board meeting.last_img read more

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Chelsea star Pedro seals AS Roma switch

first_img Loading… The Spanish international is set to leave Frank Lampard’s side, after five years at Stamford Bridge.He has reportedly declined the club’s offer of a two year extension to his current deal, which expires at the end of June, as he wanted a three year deal.Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano has posted on Twitter claiming a deal has now been reached to bring him to Rome.He has not agreed a short term deal to complete the season, and will now leave will the club on July 1. Read Also: Dortmund react to Liverpool winning Premier League titleHowever, he is likely to be given a farewell appearance in the Blues weekend FA Cup clash with Leicester City.Pedro joined the Premier League side in 2015, before going on to make over 200 appearances in all competitions, winning the Premier League, FA Cup and Europa League.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Chelsea forward Pedro will complete a free transfer move to Serie A giants AS Roma this summer, according to reports in Italy.Advertisementlast_img read more

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Tottenham’s Harry Kane glad to get off mark and silence doubters

first_img “Maybe I shut up a few people who have been talking over the last few weeks,” Kane said. “Only seven games and a few people said ‘one-season wonder’. People can judge me at the end of the season and we will go from there. I have to stay focused but it is great to score. “When you score like last season it becomes a drug, and when someone takes it away from you you want to get it back. You want to score again and it was a good feeling to score again. “It is frustrating [to be criticised]. I kind of use it to get my juices flowing and to prove these people wrong. I have had to prove people wrong throughout my career to get where I am. “It is not easy coming through as a youngster but it makes me want to get better and the more people say it, the more I want to prove them wrong.” Tottenham’s young team have won their past three league fixtures and, with greater potential being shown by Eric Dier, Dele Alli and Erik Lamela among others, could yet emerge as the most likely challengers to last season’s top four. Lamela impressed with a confident display against City, scoring the hosts’ fourth and final goal having disappointed so far in his two seasons since arriving for £25.7million, and the forward finally appears to have the momentum required to justify his expensive transfer fee. England manager Roy Hodgson was also present at White Hart Lane to witness Spurs’ display and, in addition to showing his pleasure at Kane’s goal, will no doubt be encouraged by the maturity showed by Alli and Dier, and that in Tom Carroll, Kieran Trippier, Kyle Walker, Andros Townsend and Ryan Mason there are further promising players available for selection for the senior national team. “It is rare [for so many Englishmen to be in one Premier League team] and it’s credit to the manager and the staff and the club itself in bringing the players through and not being afraid to play them,” said Kane. “I’m sure the England boss is delighted to see it in the Premier League, and maybe give him a headache for his selection. “[I’m also] very pleased for [Lamela]. He has taken some criticism over the last year or so. But this season he has proved what a year he could have. He works hard for the team up and down the pitch and I am delighted with the fact he scored. “He probably knows that he’s playing well and that’s what it’s like, you’re looking forward to the next game, you want to be out there playing. Hopefully he can keep building the confidence and getting better and better. “Last year, probably a lot of our players, it was their first year in the Premier League – like me, Dier, Lamela, it was his second season, Alli has come in… “We’ve learned from last year. We’ll try and keep getting better and better and we can’t fade off now for the next few games. We’ll keep our foot on the pedal and try to win games.” The talented Tottenham forward scored the third of his team’s four goals during Saturday’s 4-1 defeat of Manchester City. That he had struggled to score in his previous eight club appearances – despite being prolific, with 31 goals, over the course of last season – led to suggestions he would fail to fulfil his potential, and he was therefore understandably happy to begin to prove otherwise. Harry Kane has revealed the satisfaction he felt when silencing his critics with his first Barclays Premier League goal of the season. Press Associationlast_img read more

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The Latest: Belmont Park’s main track reopens for training

first_imgNo Austrian league games have been played since early March. LASK Linz leads Salzburg by three points at the top of the standings.___The Diamond League circuit of track meets has a new, shorter schedule from mid-August through mid-October because of the coronavirus pandemic.World Athletics says the adapted program can “give athletes time to prepare mentally, stay motivated and adjust training for competition.”The series is now set to start in Monaco on Aug. 14 with two more European meets scheduled for later that month. Four more European meets in September will be followed by Shanghai on Sept. 19. The Mystics originally planned to take to the streets of the nation’s capital on Tuesday, but that was scrapped because of the coronavirus pandemic.Also set aside was a banner-raising ceremony scheduled for the home opener against the Los Angeles Sparks on Saturday.It’s not known when the season will begin.So Saturday will feature online festivities.Those will include messages from Mayor Muriel Bowser, Mystics owner Ted Leonsis and coach Mike Thibault, an appearance by player Natasha Cloud, and the first episode of a documentary about the championship run. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Belmont Park’s main track re-opened for training Tuesday, with preparations underway for a resumption of live racing and the start of the spring-summer meet, which has been delayed by the coronavirus pandemic. German soccer clubs will decide whether to adopt a rule change to increase the number of substitutions when they meet by video conference on Thursday.The International Football Association Board agreed last week to let teams use two extra substitutes per match in 2020. That should help leagues clear a backlog of games created by the coronavirus pandemic.Leagues can choose whether or not to adopt the rule change.The German league is scheduled to restart on Saturday.The German league also says it will stop publishing centralized statistics for its coronavirus testing program and will leave that up to the clubs. The Prefontaine meet in Eugene, Oregon, is set for Oct. 4. The season-ending meet is Oct. 17 in China at a city to be decided.World Athletics says Zurich will now have the finals in 2021 and 2022 and Eugene has agreed to push back its finals back by one year to 2023.___London Mayor Sadiq Khan says he believes it is too early for the Premier League to be planning a resumption of the season amid the coronavirus pandemic.Premier League clubs Arsenal, Chelsea, Crystal Palace, Tottenham and West Ham all play in the capital. Stefanski and his staff have been holding daily Zoom calls during the team’s offseason program, which has been forced to be virtual because of the virus. On Monday, Cleveland’s rookies joined the meetings.Stefanski believes the sessions have worked well.“Players, young people, are a resilient bunch, and I think they learn under these unique circumstances,” he said.___On the day they were supposed to hold a parade to mark their 2019 WNBA championship, the Washington Mystics have revealed plans for what the team is billing as a “virtual celebration.” This year’s grass-court Grand Slam event was canceled on April 1. It is the first time Wimbledon has been shelved since World War II.___The Austrian soccer league is set to resume next month in empty stadiums following clearance from the government.Soccer federation president Leo Windtner met with vice chancellor Werner Kogler and says the path is clear to restart. Training could resume this week.The league is expected to set a date for games at a meeting of clubs Wednesday. Browns coach Kevin Stefanski can finally call Cleveland home.After delaying his family’s move from Minnesota because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Stefanski, his wife and his young kids made the trip to Ohio over the weekend.“We did an 11-hour drive on Friday and powered through that,” he told ESPN’s Scott Van Pelt late Monday night. “I was proud of myself. It was interesting. The license plate game is hard right now because there’s not a lot of cars on the road. But the kids were pretty good. Thank God for the iPads, and now happy to be in Cleveland.”Stefanski spent 14 seasons as an assistant with the Vikings before he was hired by the Browns in January.During his introductory news conference, Stefanski said he knew about Cleveland’s east side-west side divide and wasn’t sure where to live. He wound up settling in a western suburb. ___Swedish soccer players will not be required to take a test for COVID-19 before practice sessions or matches.Players will instead have to fill in a self-assessment form each morning before arriving at training or a match. The club doctor will then assess whether the player is healthy enough to take part. Players must stay at home if they have any symptoms.The Swedish league says the principle in the country is that only people who are feeling so ill that they must visit the hospital get a ”full-scale corona test.”The return-to-play protocols have been presented to Sweden’s public health authority. A decision is expected this week on whether the Swedish league can start next month. British Athletics says “the decision has been made in light of the ongoing global pandemic.”___World Cup winner Giuseppe Bergomi says he had COVID-19.The former Italy defender says that for 20-25 days beginning in early March his back was in so much pain that he couldn’t sit down.He adds in an Instagram chat that he felt constantly weak. The Latest: Belmont Park’s main track reopens for training Swedish society hasn’t completely shut down during the coronavirus outbreak because the government and medical authorities have chosen not to impose as many restrictions as other countries.___The club that hosts the Wimbledon tennis tournament says it has made donations worth about $1.5 million to emergency services and charities amid the coronavirus pandemic.The All England Club says it has also made contributions to a relief program to support players whose income is particularly affected by the virus outbreak.All England Club chairman Ian Hewitt says “Wimbledon has the responsibility and the capacity to act as a force for good.” Wearing face masks and gloves, outriders and gate crew led horses to the main track for exercise. The dirt training track has remained open throughout the suspension of live racing.Assistant trainer Blair Golen says the horses are able to relax more on the main track and not be passed by anybody because of the space.Only essential personnel are allowed at the track and they undergo daily temperature checks. They also must abide by requirements for masks, gloves and social distancing.___The NCAA has canceled both sessions of the NCAA Basketball Academy in July because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Associated Press FIFA says the Under-20 Women’s World Cup in Costa Rica and Panama will start on Jan. 20 and the Under-17 Women’s World Cup will be in India from Feb. 17.Both 2020 tournaments were postponed in April because of the coronavirus pandemic.FIFA says both tournaments will retain their eligibility rules. The same players can be selected even if they have a birthday early in 2021.The FIFA Congress was due to be held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on Sept. 18 but will now be an online event.___ The sessions were scheduled for July 20-26 at Utah, Winthrop, Wichita State and Connecticut.Up to 1,600 players from the high school graduating classes between 2021 and 2023 were to be selected to the academy, with up to 400 assigned to each region during the two sessions.The NCAA created the basketball academy in 2019 in a revamping of the recruiting process following a pay-for-play scandal uncovered by a federal investigation in 2017. The new recruiting calendar includes fewer live periods with AAU teams, evaluation periods with high school teams and the basketball academy.___USA Gymnastics will not hold any top-tier events the rest of this year. May 12, 2020 The organization announced Tuesday it is scrapping the U.S. Classic and the national championships because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The organization had initially hoped to reschedule the events for later in 2020 after Tokyo Olympics were pushed back to the summer of 2021.USA Gymnastics president Li Li Leung called the decision “in the best interest” of the gymnastics community after receiving guidance from health experts and consulting with coaches and athletes. The 2021 U.S. Classic will be held in Hartford, Conn., on May 21. The 2021 national championships will be held in Fort Worth, Texas, from June 3-6. A new date for the Olympic trials, initially scheduled for June in St. Louis, has not yet been set.The organization’s national congress and trade show, which typically runs simultaneously with the national championships, will be held virtually this year. USA Gymnastics said tickets already purchased for the 2020 events will be valid for the new dates, though it will offer refunds for a limited time.___ ___The Danish soccer league will resume on May 28 with games in empty stadiums.The league has been suspended since March 9 because of the coronavirus outbreak.The first game will be between AGF and Randers to complete the 24th round. The 25th round will start on May 29.All games in the 26th and final round will be held on June 7. The playoffs will follow with the season scheduled to end on July 29. The league says games will take place at various times during the daytime and evening “so that as many matches as possible are made available to football fans” while stadiums are closed.FC Midtjylland leads FC Copenhagen by 12 points at the top of the standings.___The Diamond League event in London is the latest track meet to be canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic.The meet had been scheduled for July 4-5 at the Olympic Stadium. The 56-year-old Bergomi says he has recovered.Bergomi played for Inter Milan and is now an analyst for soccer matches on Italy’s Sky TV. He helped Italy to the 1982 World Cup title.___The qualifying tournament for the 2021 Women’s Cricket World Cup has been postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic.Bangladesh, Ireland, the Netherlands, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Sri Lanka, Thailand, the United States, the West Indies and Zimbabwe were to play in the tournament in Sri Lanka from July 3-19 and three were to qualify. The mayor’s office says the league should resume only “when it is safe to do so.”British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Monday that sports events in the country could resume in June if there is not a new spike in COVID-19 infections.Liverpool led the league by 25 points with nine games remaining when the league was suspended in March.___FIFA has rescheduled two women’s events for next year and will hold its 2020 annual meeting online. The International Cricket Council has not set new dates.The Women’s World Cup is in New Zealand in February and March.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6last_img read more

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NFF Cautions against Persecution of Officials

first_imgDemola OjoThe Nigeria Football Federation has cautioned against persecution and public show trial of its officials. This is against the backdrop of erroneous media reports over the past week, which claimed that the Presidency had ordered the prosecution of leading officials of the NFF, while the Special Presidential Investigatory Panel (SPIP) on the recovery of public property headed by Okoi Obona-Obla sought a travel ban against NFF President Amaju Pinnick and six other officials.They include Vice Presidents Barrister Seyi Akinwunmi and Mallam Shehu Dikko, Alhaji Ahmed Yusuf, Alizor Chuks, Mohammed Cheku and Dr Sanusi Mohammed.However, in a press statement made available to THISDAY yesterday by lawyers to the NFF, Mamman Nasir and Co., the football federation bemoaned the “orchestrated media campaign” against it officials and the use of an “online media mob” to promote the pre-determined media reportage of the activities of Chief Obon-Obla and SPIP.This online onslaught ceaselessly tag the stories to President Muhammadu Buhari, the Presidency and its media aides, the APC, the opposition parties, the EFCC, ICPC, FIFA, CAF and their officials, among others, according to the statement.“It must appear curious that of the myriads of cases being investigated by SPIP, it is the NFF and clearly targeted officials that are subjected to this sustained media trial and persecution,” it said.While condemning a warrant of arrest “secured under obviously false grounds”, the NFF stated the readiness of the affected officials to subject themselves to the ordinary, well-laid down processes of law in Nigeria.“They would, however, insist on being treated with fairness and accorded all the rights and protection of the law,” it said.Remarking that the orchestrated effort to characterise the targeted officials as corrupt has seen the exact same petition previously presented to all law enforcement agencies in the country, the statement continued:“It has become clear that the sponsors of these ceaseless political attacks are the same coterie of individuals who have failed to forcefully or by subterfuge take over the leadership of NFF.“Just like in the past doomed efforts, our clients and its officials are prepared and determined to fight off this barely disguised and renewed effort to take over the leadership of NFF by false and baseless accusations against the reputation and integrity of the targeted NFF officials.“Accordingly, we have our clients’ instructions to pursue the suit filed in court against Chief Okoi Obono-Obla and SPIP to its logical conclusion, fortified in the knowledge of their innocence and eventual vindication, having not committed any crime under the law whatsoever.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Amaju Pinnicklast_img read more

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NFF Releases Mikel, Musa for Yobo Testimonial Game

first_imgJoseph Yobo represented Nigeria at both U-20 and senior levels, captaining the Super Eagles at the 2010 and 2014 FIFA World Cups and featuring in six Africa Cup of Nations finals.He won a century of caps for the senior team, with his last match being the FIFA World Cup Round of 16 defeat by France in Brasilia in 2014.Meanwhile, Coach Salisu Yusuf has extended an invitation to Morocco-based midfielder Babatunde Michael, who played for Nigeria at the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, to join the squad for the two friendly matches against Mali and Luxembourg.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has decided to allow Super Eagles’ captain John Mikel Obi and his assistant, Ahmed Musa to be part of the Joseph Yobo Testimonial Game planned for the Rivers State capital, Port Harcourt on Friday, May 27.“The NFF leadership has decided that Mikel (Obi) and (Ahmed) Musa should be excused from the two friendly matches in Europe so that they can honour Joseph Yobo, who is having his testimonial game on the same Friday, 27th May that we are playing Mali in Rouen, France.“The two players have been communicated accordingly,” NFF General Secretary, Dr. Mohammed Sanusi, confirmed this yesterday.Nigeria will play Mali in Rouen on May 27 and then take on Luxembourg in Luxembourg on the first day of June.Yobo’s testimonial, to which he has invited several players from outside the country as well as Super Eagles’ players of his generation, will come up in Port Harcourt.last_img read more

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AFCON 2013:Black Stars to meet Ghana President Mahama ahead of AFCON departure

first_imgThe Ghana Football Association (GFA) has announced activities for the Black Stars ahead of their departure for the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations.The GFA has lined up some important activities on Thursday for the team before it departs to Abu Dhabi on Friday for the training camp ahead of the competition in South Africa.The entire Black Stars squad, technical and management team will visit His Excellency President John Dramani Mahama at the Castle Osu on Thursday morning.Immediately after the event the squad will move to the Teshie Orphanage where they will make a donation of various items to the school to help in the upkeep of the orphans.The Black Stars will also pay a visit to the offices of Zoom Lion, to launch the ‘A Clean Ghana is a Victorious Ghana’ campaign to promote cleanliness and healthy living among Ghanaians as part of the team’s social responsibility programme.But first at 9:30 am, DSTV will make a presentation to all the players of the Black Stars players and technical team before they visit H.E. John Dramani Mahama. The GFA will provide a bus for the media to join the Black Stars convoy for the all the activities on Thursday.All media personnel interested in covering the event must report at the GFA headquarters in Ridge by 9:30am on Thursday to join the bus for the activities.There will be interview opportunities for the media to interact with players and technical team during all the events for the day.last_img read more

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