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first_imgAFTER: The kitchen is now a gourmet’s delight. Picture: realestate.com.auOther high-end features in the three-bedroom, three-bathroom home included imported tiles, integrated appliances and polished concrete. “All the timber is Rosewood hardwood — it’s probably the most expensive hardwood you can get and the best quality,” Mr Kornel said. BEFORE: You could barely improve the city view. Picture: CoreLogic BEFORE: The upstairs living space was functional, but original. Picture: CoreLogic BEFORE: A kitchen full of possibilities. Picture: CoreLogic AFTER: The pool and yard are now practical and beautiful. Picture: realestate.com.auMore from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home2 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor2 hours agoMr Kornel said the result was truly bespoke with the couple creating a one-of-a-kind home.“The staircase, for instance, was measured, cut and designed by Wendy and Jonathan themselves, and that staircase took about five goes to get it perfect. They had to forge the steel and create the pattern,” he said. BEFORE: 95 Little Chester Street back in 2012. Picture: CoreLogic AFTER: Even the staircase was a meticulous labour of love for the owners. Picture: realestate.com.au“So it’s not your standard house — it’s really a one-off piece you’re buying,” Mr Kornel said.“I keep telling Wendy it’s like a bit of her art. You’ll never get another one similar.” AFTER: The same space now draws people to the viewing deck and lounge. Picture: realestate.com.auWhile there’s plenty to discover, Mr Kornel endorsed one space in particular as a favourite.“The viewing platform. You’ve got views all the way from the Gabba to the city to Mt Coot-tha. So you’re drawn to that view,” he said.“Every time I go over there we have a wine and we sit on that viewing platform and we chat and stare into the city.” The New Farm house was transformed into a bespoke home of incredible finish. Pictures: CoreLogic & realestate.com.auThe unrenovated house at 95 Little Chester St, New Farm would have barely turned the head of a desperate investor in November 2012 when Queensland artist, Wendy Moore, and her architect husband, Jonathan Williams, purchased it.Fast forward to July 2017 and the home is barely recognisable from its timber-and-tin past. AFTER: 95 Little Chester Street in 2017. Picture: realestate.com.auBelle Property New Farm principal, Ivo Kornel, said the renovation had just been completed and the results were remarkable.“I’ve been selling for 10 years and never seen anything that’s so unique and beautiful,” Mr Kornel said. BEFORE: The back yard and rear facade needed a little love. Picture: CoreLogic AFTER: But you could improve the surroundings in which to enjoy them. Picture: realestate.com.auThe home is for sale by negotiation, and while there’s no advertised price, Mr Kornel said the sale of 78A Chester St, Teneriffe for $3.25 million in May this year showed what high-end architectural properties were achieving. AFTER: The owners created plenty of places to relax in the home. Picture: realestate.com.auFollow Kieran Clair on Twitter at @kieranclair or Facebook on Kieran Clair — journolast_img read more

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first_imgMPK, the CHF20bn (€16.3bn) pension fund for Swiss retailer Migros, reported an 8.4% annual return for 2013, well above the 6.2% average for Swiss schemes as calculated by pension fund association Asip.Christoph Ryter, managing director at MPK, told IPE: “Swiss equities – and especially small and mid-cap equities – boosted our performance last year.”Over the last three years, the pension fund has introduced a core-satellite investment strategy, including small and mid-cap equities, among other things, as a satellite.The asset class returned 32.2% in 2013, boosting the overall 20.7% contribution from total equities, which made up just over 30% of the portfolio. Additionally, MPK further diversified its portfolio to increase exposure to corporate bonds, which “helped last year”, Ryter said.The fixed income portfolio returned 0.7%, mainly thanks to satellite exposure to high yield and convertible bonds, which returned 6%.For 2014, the pension fund has no plans to make any major shifts in strategy, Ryter said.However, because the fund is “becoming more cautious” in its assessment of future liabilities, it has lowered the discount rate, or technischer Zins, to 2.5% for all liabilities for employees and pensioners from 3.25% and 2.75%, respectively.This slowed the increase in the MPK’s funding level, which now stands at 116.9% (from 115.8% in 2012) but which could have been 122.8% if the technical parameters had not been changed.MPK remains an exception in the Swiss Pensionskassen landscape, as it is still running a defined benefit scheme open to new members.Other Swiss pension funds have taken similar steps in recent years, adjusting their technical parameters to ensure the long-term sustainability of payments.last_img read more

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first_imgNemanja Matic admits he’s considering his future at Manchester United Nemanja-Matic . Off contract in June, the midfielder played the full 90 minutes in the 2-0 win over Burnley but has managed just four Premier League appearances this season.Advertisement Loading… Promoted Content9 Most Epic Movie Robots We’ve Ever SeenWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?6 Extreme Facts About Hurricanes9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooInsane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street ArtTop Tastiest Foods From All Over The World9 Movie Scenes That Got Re-Shot And Saved The Whole MovieThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s HystericalCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?Japanese Inventions That Make You Wish You Lived In JapanBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them8 Fascinating Facts About Coffeecenter_img He told Telegraf: “I don’t know what to say. I have a contract for another six months, we’ll see in January what’s going to happen. Will I extend the contract or try to find something else? “United have some option to extend my contract, but we will see if the plans of the club match my plans. Read Also:Europa League: Manchester United draw excites Okereke “I couldn’t say anything more because I don’t really know either.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

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first_imgCharges for violation of Republic Act9165, or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002, will be filed againstthem./PN BACOLOD City – Authorities here seizedan estimated P9.1 million worth of suspected shabu and nabbed two drug suspectsin a buy-bust operation in Bangga Subay, Barangay Banago. Ten more sachets of suspected shabuweighing about 610 grams were confiscated during their arrest around 8 p.m. onDec. 21.  Capa and Sazon were detained in thelockup cell of Police Station 3. Culanag said surveillance wasconducted on Capa, a “high-value” target who previously surrendered toauthorities. Culanag said that prior to theirarrest, the suspects sold a sachet of illegal drugs to an undercover officerfor P1,000. Major Ruel Culanag, chief of BacolodCity Police Office Station 3, identified the suspects as Sunny Capa,22, and Ely Lorence Sazon, 20, all residents of the said village. last_img read more

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first_imgOn July 6 during the meeting of the Western Visayas inter-agency task force on COVID-19, provincial governors of Iloilo, Antique, Capiz, Negros Occidental, and Aklan agreed to relax their respective border controls. “Gin-eksplikar sang DOH-6 ang positive cases didto sa Negros and diri sa Iloilo kalabanan from outside. In fact, mas mataas pa gani ang local cases sa Iloilo sang sa Negros,” Villa said. But on Wednesday, the Western Visayas regional offices of the Office of Civil Defense (OCD), Department of Health (DOH) and the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) appealed to the local officials to reconsider. “Upon due consideration, the City of Iloilo hereby reconsiders its decision to ban the travel of passengers from Iloilo City to Bacolod and vice versa,” Mayor Jerry Treñas said in a statement.   Leonardia subsequently issued border restrictions for those coming from Panay and Guimaras island. “Manageable ang aton cases,” Villa reiterated. He also clarified the advisory issued by Riverside Medical Center, a privately-run hospital in Bacolod City, declaring that its isolation facility has already reached “full capacity.” Based on DOH-6’s July 21 data, Negros Occidental has 272 confirmed COVID-19 cases (32 local and 240 repatriates) while Bacolod City has 92 (27 local and  65 repatriates). The mayor said that hospital officials told him that the isolation facility is also being used by hospital personnel who need to be isolated as a precautionary measure. According to Leonardia, this did not mean that the COVID-19 situation in the city and Negros Island had worsened. This also led Gov. Arthur Defensor Jr. to issue travel ban at ports for incoming passengers from Negros Occidental province.  ILOILO City – Border restrictions in this city, Iloilo province and Bacolod City were lifted yesterday, less than 24 hours after the local government units (LGUs) issued separate travel bans. Atty. Roy Villa, spokesperson of the RTF, called for an emergency meeting with various government officials and concerned local chief executives to assess the “root” of renewed travel restrictions. center_img To recall, Treñas set a travel ban on those coming from Bacolod City and the rest of Negros Occidental province due to rising number of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases.  “May we request the Iloilo City Government and Bacolod City Government to reconsider its intent to hold travel from Bacolod to Iloilo and vice versa,” read part of the joint statement issued by the RTF and Regional Inter-Agency Task Force.   He said his order was “primarily in reciprocity” to Trenas’ order. Western Visayas remains under “medium risk” modified general community quarantine (MGCQ) at least until the end of the month.   He likewise apologized for the inconvenience. Leonardia revealed that he talked with Treñas and officials of the Western Visayas Regional Task Force (RTF) on COVID-19 Wednesday morning. On the other hand, virus infections in Iloilo City stand at 98 (50 local and 48 repatriates) while Iloilo province at 260 (67 local and 193 repatriates.) “[Sa cases sang mga] LSIs (locally stranded individuals) dapat mag-adapt sang regulatory measures ang aton nga mga LGUs,” he added.   This worker disinfects the waiting area of the New Iloilo Ferry Terminal in Lapuz, Iloilo City on Wednesday. The fastest way to reach Iloilo from Bacolod City or vice versa is through fast crafts. Renewed travel restrictions between the two cities were lifted yesterday. IAN PAUL CORDERO/PN Mayor Evelio Leonardia, for his part, said: “We all agreed to reopen both our borders immediately.” Under “medium risk” MGCQ, strict local action is to be implemented include zoning, localized community quarantine, strict enforcement or minimum health standards, and scale up of health systems./PNlast_img read more

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first_img “He always says he will play as long as he is contributing, and there is no evidence of his contribution waning at the moment,” Scholes told BBC 5 Live’s Sportsweek programme. “I am sure he can play until he is 41, 42, maybe even 43. As long as he wants to, he will be able to play. “The way he plays, he sits in midfield, he controls a game, he can make a pass, he can defend, he can still run up and down all day if he wants to. I really think he is capable of doing that.” Scholes paid tribute to Giggs’ fitness regime as being crucial to his longevity. “He is an incredible player, really,” Scholes added. “To still be doing what he’s doing at is age is no surprise when you know the man, how well he has looked after himself over the years. “To play football these days you have to look after yourself incredibly well. “It is such a professional game these days, the players are so fit, but he is a natural athlete. Paul Scholes believes his former Manchester United team-mate Ryan Giggs could continue playing at the top level for possibly another three years. Press Association Wales international Giggs, who has made more than 950 appearances for United, turned 40 last week. But his performance in United’s 5-0 Champions League victory against Bayer Leverkusen four days ago underlined how much he still has to offer. “He will do all his yoga, he will eat the right foods, he prepares himself meticulously for what is needed as a Premier League footballer. “Everything he does is geared towards his fitness and keeping healthy. “He’s managed to do that. I watched him the other day and he was by far and away the best player on the pitch. “To be doing that at his age is a special achievement. “As a United fan, I hope that can continue because we know that with a Ryan Giggs in the team the way he played the other night we are going to win more games than we are going to lose.” last_img read more

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first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, ICC World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. highlights India suffered 18-run loss against New Zealand. India will play their next series against West Indies. India won seven out of nine World Cup games. center_img New Delhi: The Indian cricket team, which lost in the semifinals of the ongoing World Cup, will head home on Sunday. The side went down by 18 runs to New Zealand in its last-four stage clash, which lasted two days owing to inclement weather in Manchester. “All players have dispersed. They will assemble in London tomorrow. On 14th everyone is returning together from London. They will arrive in Mumbai,” a BCCI source told PTI.The logistic planning went for a toss after India’s exit from the World Cup on Wednesday. The BCCI tried its best but the tickets could not be arranged on time and as per reports it will only arranged on or after Sunday, July 14 – the day England and New Zealand will play in the World Cup final at Lord’s.The World Cup final is scheduled to be held on the same day between hosts England and New Zealand. England knocked out defending champions Australia on Thursday. Earlier, there was speculation that some Indian players will take a break after a gruelling seven weeks on the road during the World Cup. All eyes will be on Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who is expected to lay out his future plans upon return amid speculation that he might retire from international cricket.It is learnt that the 38-year-old will leave for his hometown Ranchi after arriving in Mumbai.The wicketkeeper-batsman had an average World Cup, scoring a 50 in the semifinal loss, which is being considered his last outing in national colours. The former captain, who led India to two world titles (the 2007 World T20 and the 2011 ODI World Cup), has been facing severe criticism for his waning finishing skills with the bat.Skipper Virat Kohli has, however, refrained from making any statement on the senior player’s future.”He hasn’t told us anything,” was Kohli’s response to a query on Dhoni’s future after the loss to New Zealand. (With Inputs: PTI)last_img read more

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first_imgUpdate on the latest sports Associated Press April 6, 2020 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNFL-OBITSHall of Famer Mitchell, ex-Saints kicker Dempsey dieUNDATED (AP) — A Pro Football Hall of Famer and a record-setting kicker have died. The Hall of Fame says that speedy halfback and receiver Bobby Mitchell has died at 84. The Hall of Fame hasn’t provided other details.Mitchell spent 11 seasons in the NFL. He played halfback for the Browns from 1958-61 and was a flanker for Washington from 1962-68, becoming the first African American to sign with the Redskins. Mitchell was a three-time All-NFL selection and played in four Pro Bowls.Mitchell ran for 1,462 yards and accumulated over 3,700 total yards over four seasons for a Browns backfield that featured Jim Brown. He immediately became one of the NFL’s most dangerous receivers upon arrival in Washington, leading the league with 72 receptions and 1,384 receiving yards in 1962. Mitchell also led the NFL with 1,436 receiving yards in 1963, including a 99-yard touchdown.Mitchell retired with the second-most combined offensive yards and was enshrined into the Hall of Fame in 1983.Former NFL kicker Tom Dempsey died late Saturday from what his family described as complications from the new coronavirus. He was 73. LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky guard Ashton Hagans is giving up his last two seasons of college eligibility to enter the NBA draft, saying the time is now to pursue his dream of playing professionally.The 6-foot-3 Hagans was named SEC Defensive Player of the Year as a freshman and became one of the country’s best point guards this past season.He averaged 11.5 points, 6.4 assists, 3.9 rebounds and 1.9 steals last season, but he also clashed with coach John Calipari. Hagans argued with forward Nick Richards and coach Calipari and reportedly refused to re-enter in the second half of a home loss to Tennessee. Calipari downplayed the incident afterward.VIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTSWilliam Byron has won the third NASCAR virtual race UNDATED (AP) — William Byron has won the third NASCAR virtual race in a series put together after the coronavirus pandemic stopped sports.Byron easily captured the iRacing event Sunday at virtual Bristol Motor Speedway, where NASCAR would have been really racing before the coronavirus pandemic caused sports to shut down.His victory came after he led the most laps in NASCAR’s first two virtual races and had nothing to show for his gaming skills.The most entertaining part of Sunday’s event was the drivers’ gaming streams, where they argued and complained about one another. Bubba Wallace “rage quit” the game early after an accident and Daniel Suarez and Kyle Larson were parked after virtually tangling on track. In other news related to the coronavirus pandemic: Dempsey set an NFL record that stood for 43 years when he kicked a 63-yard, game-winning field goal for the New Orleans Saints against Detroit on Nov. 8, 1970. It wasn’t until 2013 that Matt Prater of the Broncos broke that record with a 64-yarder in Denver.Dempsey’s success came despite being born without toes on his kicking foot. Dempsey kicked for 11 seasons in the NFL with New Orleans, Philadelphia, the Los Angeles Rams, Houston Oilers and Buffalo.His daughter says Dempsey was diagnosed with dementia several years ago and was living in a New Orleans nursing home that was hit hard by the virus.COLLEGE BASKETBALL-HAGANS-NBAHagans entering NBA draft — Major League Soccer’s 25th season is on hold indefinitely because of the coronavirus outbreak, but league officials and coaches still hope the league will be able to get in a full season and with fans in attendance. The league had set a target date for re-starting on May 10, although that now seems unlikely. Today is the anniversary of the first MLS match.— England defender Kyle Walker is facing disciplinary action from English Premier League team Manchester City after appearing to break lockdown conditions during the coronavirus pandemic. Walker apologized on Sunday after it was widely reported he held a party involving two sex workers at his home last week, breaking the government’s rules on social distancing. The country is in the middle of a three-week lockdown. The team says it will look into Walker’s conduct.— A Serbian soccer player has been sentenced to three months of home detention for flouting a curfew imposed to curb the spread of coronavirus. Striker Aleksandar Prijovic pleaded guilty at a video link trial in Belgrade on Saturday. Police had arrested him and 19 others for gathering at a hotel lobby bar in Belgrade on Friday and violating the country’s 5 p.m. to 5 a.m. lockdown orders. He is the second Serbian soccer player to be caught violating the stay-at-home orders. Those who violate the restrictive measures could face up to three years in jail.— Soccer players in Spain are criticizing the Spanish league’s decision to ask clubs to put the footballers on government furloughs during the coronavirus crisis. The league on Friday said the furloughs were needed because there was no agreement on the size of the salary cuts that players must take to reduce the financial impact of the pandemic. In a statement Sunday, Spain’s players’ association said the league should have created a financial cushion for this period. The league and the players’ association have been in talks to try to find ways to mitigate losses if the season cannot be restarted because of the pandemic.— Australia’s triathlon world champion Mirinda Carfrae has found virtual reality competitions created to sustain sport amid the coronavirus outbreak have unexpected hazards. The three-time world ironman champion was competing against Jocelyn McCauley of the United States, Canada’s Angela Naeth and Jeanni Seymour of South Africa in the inaugural Ironman VR Pro Challenge women’s race when disaster struck: Her husband tripped over the cord of her smart trainer, disconnecting it and putting her out of the race.,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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first_imgOnce the class ended, Brown said she felt shaken up by the experience.  New security protocols have been implemented for Zoom online classes, Chief Information Officer Douglas Shook announced to faculty and students Wednesday. The new policies come after two lectures in the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism and Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences were interrupted by unknown participants using derogatory and racist language.  Although Brown considered the remarks to be disrespectful at the time, she didn’t think anything of it. However, as the lecture progressed, the situation escalated.  “[Pierson] said, ‘I’m really sorry guys, I’m so sorry this is happening. I’m going to end the class now. Look out for a [lecture recording] on Blackboard,’” Brown said. “And then you could hear the person who was speaking the whole time go, ‘Yeah, you end the class, end the class.’” A communication class ended 30 minutes early Tuesday after hackers infiltrated the Zoom session and taunted the professor with offensive comments.’ Zoom-bombing’ has also affected various other school districts and universities. (Daily Trojan file photo) “I thought that was just kind of rude, but I didn’t think it was anything unusual — I thought there was maybe someone in the class who thought it was a joke or something,” Brown said. “When she shared her slides on the screen to show us her notes, that’s when people started drawing on the screen. The first one they drew genitalia and then … wrote the n-word.” To prevent future incidents, Shook announced that Information Technology Services has enabled the waiting room feature for all USC Zoom classes and meetings.  After multiple disruptions, Pierson decided to end the lecture 30 minutes early.  Simone Brown, a freshman majoring in communication, experienced one of these disruptions in her “Communication and Social Science” class and said that her lecture began normally as clinical associate professor of Communication Jillian Pierson asking students about their well-being. While Pierson was speaking, an unknown voice kept aggressively telling her to hurry up.  Brown, who had her first Zoom class with the new protocol Wednesday, said she believes the University is making the right decision to implement increased security measures. However, professors who are currently struggling with the technological switch to virtual instruction may face additional issues with the new features. center_img As Pierson attempted to continue the class by erasing the offensive images and removing the perpetrator from the Zoom session, the person continued to jump back into the lecture. As this occurred,students furiously texted in the chat to help Pierson identify the hacker in her more than 100-person class. The classroom was no longer able to progress normally. “We are deeply saddened that our students and faculty have had to witness such despicable acts,” President Carol Folt and Provost Charles Zukoski wrote Tuesday in a schoolwide email. “When students and faculty gather, there is a trust that it is a safe environment. This trust has been breached by people intentionally trying to cause great harm at a time when our entire community is trying to cope with a global health crisis.” According to the email sent by Folt and Zukoski, the University will remain on alert to prevent classroom interruptions from reoccurring. “I live in California, so my entire state is on lockdown so it’s been a bit weird, and I was hoping to get back into more of a regular routine with classes restarting, but [the disruption] was definitely pretty jarring,” she said. “I definitely have a few [professors] who … might forget to admit students and have people just waiting in the waiting room,” Brown said. “I feel it’s worse [not to] explore these extra security options, [than to] make sure that doesn’t happen in the future.” According to the Los Angeles Times, school districts including the Conejo Valley Unified School District have also experienced incessant ‘Zoom-bombing’ by unknown users who disrupt online sessions with racial slurs and pornography. Universities like UC Berkeley have also advised faculty and students on new safety protocols to prevent similar incidents from happening. With the new feature, professors and meeting hosts will be able to determine who to admit to each virtual session. If a disruption occurs, faculty are advised to remove the participant from the class and use the “lock” feature to block any additional people from entering the lecture. “We will be vigilant in determining who was responsible for these actions, and we are doing everything in our power to stop it right away,” the email read.last_img read more

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first_imgHowever, the newly appointed skipper is willing to make his voice heard in the dressing room when the occasion demands it.He revealed after yesterday’s Allianz National League win over Antrim that he didn’t try to gee the players up following their disappointing first-half showing against the Saffrons.The Eire Óg Annacarty man believes every member of the panel is capable of pointing out when improvements need to be made.last_img

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