October 7, 2020
  • 4:41 am Five signs your investment property is being used as a drug lab
  • 4:40 am Townsville property market back on track after Cyclone Debbie
  • 4:40 am Brisbane buyers seeking a perfect slice of real estate in Sherwood
  • 4:32 am Auctions can be a very serious affair, although some can be downright hysterical
  • 4:27 am A newly built Ascot home which had a brush with celebrity has sold under the hammer

first_img6 Cormack St, Sherwood.This beautiful highset family home at 6 Cormack St, Sherwood captures deluxe modern living with a resort-style appeal.Set on 405sq m, living spaces within the home include a purpose built media room and large study. One of the bedrooms at 6 Cormack St, Sherwood.The elegant, character-inspired home was constructed in 2014 with its sister construction next door at number 8 Cormack St built in 2012.“Both homes have been constructed masterfully and feature beautiful ornate timber workmanship across the frontage providing the home with a unique and modern feel while capturing the character and essence of the local surrounding area,” Mr Wiggett said. 6 Cormack St, Sherwood.Parents can enjoy the spacious master retreat providing a walk-in robe, large private ensuite with sweeping suburb views.Selling agent Charles Wiggett, from Brisbane Real Estate – Indooroopilly, said there were a lot of active buyers out there at present seeking a perfect slice of real estate in this ever popular and highly sought after pocket of Brisbane.“Interest remains high as stock levels are low resulting in strong buyer competition,” Mr Wiggett said. The large living area at 6 Cormack St, Sherwood.The dining and lounge areas blend seamlessly with the kitchen and outdoor entertainment spaces.There are four decent-sized bedrooms which include the master with built ins, fans and ducted airconditioning.More from newsDigital inspection tool proves a property boon for REA website3 Apr 2020The Camira homestead where kids roamed free28 May 2019 The well designed home at 6 Cormack St, Sherwood.The home would appeal to families and executive couples, or investors seeking entry into a prestigious family friendly locale, he said.“The current owners intend to leave this splendid family home to explore a new and exciting family chapter abroad,” Mr Wiggett said.last_img read more

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first_imgThe Pension Protection Fund (PPF) has re-assessed its investment principles leading to a 12.5% allocation to “hybrid” assets that provide liability matching and outperformance.Historically, the UK’s lifeboat fund allocated 70% of its assets towards cash and bonds to match liabilities, with 30% in risk assets aiming for a LIBOR plus 1.8% outperformance target.However, in a re-jig of strategy, the fund will now invest in a wider range of assets previously deemed unsuitable for the silo nature of asset allocation.As a result, cash and bonds will now account for 58%, alternatives 22.5%, equities 7% and hybrid 12.5%. Meanwhile, the fund told IPE it has completed a £330m (€415m) real estate co-investment with insurer Prudential as its first significant hybrid asset allocation.It has also begun awarding risk-factor mandates over asset class mandates, giving external managers greater flexibility on asset selection.This includes private placements and loans as the fund completes the awarding of a mandate for direct lending.It will also finalise an emerging market debt tender that gives the manager freedom to invest across different emerging economies and credit qualities, with the fund solely looking at the absolute return target.Barry Kenneth, CIO at the lifeboat fund, said the previous silo allocation nature meant it could not use index-linked corporate bonds, as they would only fit in its risk-seeking portfolio, and not benefit from liability-matching characteristics.He also said the new hybrid investments allowed the fund to overcome regulatory challenges for its large liability-driven investments and derivatives book.The additional costs of continuing to run a large LDI strategy, underpinned by derivatives, is to increase substantially as the European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR) takes hold, and Basel III decreases competition in the counterparty market.“These regulations mean, if we wanted to change our asset allocation in five years’ time, it would be a lot more troublesome to do so,” Kenneth said. “We can now have less reliance on the over-the-counter derivatives market.”The fund will now look at using new hybrid assets, such as corporate index-linked bonds, and allocate excess returns to the outperformance portfolio, and the liability characteristics to the LDI programme.A long-term lease, for example, will shift from alternatives to hybrid.“We’re not introducing new asset classes, but the assets by definition have more than one function,” Kenneth said.“A lot of the assets we currently invest in, we are just looking at them differently.”He said the PPF fit in somewhere between a pension fund and an insurance company, and that annuity providers often allocated to these assets.“I do not care what the asset is called, but rather what it gives us,” he added.With this, the PPF has awarded risk-factor mandates, which allows managers to invest across a range of assets but target illiquidity, excess return, inflation and duration.“In this kind of space, it is very important we do not constrain ourselves to particular asset classes,” Kenneth said.”This gives us the best chance to fill the 12.5% allocation, or around £3bn in three years.”The first significant asset was completed last week when it co-invested £330m in two commercial properties in Manchester with insurer Prudential.This provides the fund with a lease contract for 23.5 years, with an annual 3% uplift in rental income.Kenneth said the fund would continue to co-invest with insurers in real estate to ensure it moved into a higher-valued market away from the competitive lower-valued.last_img read more

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first_imgJanwillem Bouma, chair of PensionsEuropePost-Brexit, clear arrangements for the European pensions sector, such as proper access to the UK’s financial markets, were of the utmost importance to PensionsEurope’s members, Bouma argued.He highlighted the need for a passporting system to enable financial services providers to keep on working for pension funds in mainland Europe, as well as for central clearing of derivatives through London.The Financial Conduct Authority, the UK’s regulator, has warned of problems for derivatives users if it is unable to agree with EU supervisors how to maintain trading. The European Parliament’s Brexit spokesman Guy Verhofstadt last week warned that some UK-based products would not be permitted in the EU after March.However, the FCA has proposed a “temporary permissions regime” for the continued operation of financial products, and said it expected to remain “highly integrated” with the EU after March regardless of the political outcome. “I don’t see that risk,” he said. “What is crucial is that Europe needs more second-pillar pensions, and this is what the Netherlands must focus on.” EU co-operationQuestioned about the Netherlands’ future role in Europe, Bouma said: “The essence of European co-operation in the field of pensions is that we learn from each other, not that we impose one system.“We can learn from auto-enrolment in the UK, and the Netherlands can teach other countries about pension communication.”He also advocated an EU version of the popular Melbourne Mercer Global Pension Index to give an “overview of best practices”. Later in the Pensioen Pro interview, Bouma highlighted a number of recent improvements to European pension provision.“The retirement age, for example, is being raised everywhere, as people become aware that they can’t get older and receive more benefits without working longer,” he stated.In Bouma’s opinion, other EU countries should save more for retirement, while the Netherlands should continue with its pensions reform.“It is a sign of strength if you keep on seeking improvements despite having lots of savings,” he said.However, he advocated making any new system in the Netherlands a voluntary alternative rather than an obligation, saying that schemes already performing well under then current rules should be allowed to keep operating in the same way.Bouma was been director of the two Dutch pension funds of Shell until earlier this year, overseeing combined assets of €28bn. He also recently joined Dutch pensions adviser Montae as a partner.He is also a trustee at the €8.6bn scheme of steelworks Hoogovens as well as chair of the supervisory board of the €1.5bn pension fund of automomobile organisation ANWB.The full interview (in Dutch) is available here.center_img The Netherlands needs to encourage other EU member states to enhance second-pillar systems after Brexit, according to the chair of industry lobby group PensionsEurope.Speaking to IPE’s Dutch sister publication Pensioen Pro, Janwillem Bouma said that, when the UK exits the EU in March, a large share of pensions capital would go too, leaving the Netherlands as only the country in Europe with a large second pillar.“The Netherlands would own two-thirds of total pensions assets in the EU and this wouldn’t be a good development,” he said.However, Bouma said he was not concerned about the regulatory impact this might have on Dutch pension schemes. last_img read more

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first_imgGlenn Ray “Fred” Miller 54, of Aurora, Indiana, passed away Sunday December 2, 2018 in Lawrenceburg, Indiana.He was born September 13, 1964 in Lawrenceburg, IN, son of Robert “Bob” Buffington and the late Sandra (Miller) Buffington.Glenn is survived by his father, Robert “Bob” Buffington; sister, Mary (Matt) Schwarz of Greendale, IN; and 2 children; and a nieceBrittany Schwarz.He was preceded in death by his mother, Sandra Buffington, sister, Laura Buffington, grandmother, Milred Woodward and grandmother, Mary Elza Lloyd..A memorial visitation will be held on Thursday, December 20, 2018 from 5-7 pm at Rullman Hunger Funeral Home.A memorial service will follow at 7 pm with Pastor Tommy Beatley officiating.Contributions may be made to defray funeral expenses. Please call the funeral home office at (812) 926-1450 and we will notify the family of your donation with a card.Visit: www.rullmans.comlast_img read more

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first_img Promoted ContentWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Ever Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show You10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By OdeithWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually TrueCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A DroneWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Top 10 Tiniest Phones Ever Made Hertha won the match 3-0. After Nigeria born Germany junior international Kevin Apkoguma put the ball in his own net in the 58th minute, Boyata pecked Grujic on the cheek, breaking the social distancing rules that have been in place worldwide since the coronavirus pandemic took hold. The Bundesliga became the first league in Europe to resume action at the weekend following the COVID-19 lockdown Five matches were played on Saturday with Borussia Dortmund recording a comprehensive 4-0 victory over Schalke 04 at the Signal Iduna Park. Read AlsoBundesliga smashes viewing figure records Boyata who joined Hertha May last year from Scottish league side Celtic, has so far made about 16 appearances for the Bundesliga side with two goals to his credit. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Hertha Berlin defender Dedryck Boyata, escaped punishment for planting a kiss on his teammate Marko Grujic’s cheek to celebrate a goal in their 3-0 victory over Hoffenheim. Some had thought there would have been an instant hammer for the Belgian but operational guidelines of the German Football league let him off the hook. The German Football League (DFL) confirmed that maintaining social distance during matches — especially during goal celebrations — is only a recommendation and will not be enforced by the threat of punishment. “On the subject of goal celebrations, it was something that was merely advised in the guidelines — sanctions are therefore not necessary,” a DFL spokesperson told German media. Hertha’s Dedryck Boyata vies for the ball with Hoffenheim’s Kevin Akpoguma and Ihlas Bebou as bundesliga got underway.Advertisementlast_img read more

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first_img Meanwhile,Inter Milan coach Antonio Conte has heaped praise on Diego Godin ahead of their Europa League final against Sevilla. read also:Europa final: We are ready for Sevilla, Lautaro warns Conte admits Godin had to transform his game following his arrival from Atletico Madrid. The coach remarked: “He had to learn to defend while running forward, and to learn to defend with 50 yards of space behind him. “He had the strength, professionalism and humility to make himself available and broaden his game in terms of playing style. “So, credit to him. He put himself out there and took on the new challenge, and now he is seeing great results.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Sevilla president, Jose Castro, has said they won’t be intimidated facing Inter Milan in the Europa League final. The two teams meet in Cologne on Friday night. “We have knocked three big clubs out so far, all of whom had bigger budgets and more competitive squads, and yet we eliminated them,” Castro told Canal Sur. “We know it’s difficult, but also that we are transformed in this competition and are capable of achieving anything. Inter have double our budget and are having a magnificent tournament, but I like difficult challenges.” Sevilla are serial Europa League winners, ending up victorious in all five previous Finals in 2006, 2007, 2014, 2015 and 2016. “We know what Finals are like. There are other clubs preparing for the next season, while we are proud to instead be competing for silverware. “If we should close the campaign with the Europa League trophy, it’d be a huge success. That’s what we want to achieve.”Advertisement Loading… center_img Promoted Content7 Reasons Why You Might Want To Become A VegetarianThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemDid You Notice How Natural Simba’s Movements Looked In The Movie?8 Weird Facts About Coffee That Will Surprise YouWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?Couples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show YouThe Highest Paid Football Players In The Worldlast_img read more

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first_imgRegional COVID-19 death count Regional COVID-19 positive case countStatewide—The Indiana State Department of Health announced that 394 additional Hoosiers have been diagnosed with COVID-19 today.  A total of 12,438 Indiana residents have tested positive for the coronavirus.  To date, 69,470 tests have been reported to ISDH and a total of 661 Hoosiers have died to date.Locally, Decatur County has a total of 178 positive cases and 21 deaths (up 7 cases and 1 death, respectively), Franklin County has stayed at 91 positive cases and 7 deaths, and Ripley County has 86 positive cases (up 3 new cases) and 3 deaths. last_img

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first_imgNew Delhi: Sri Lanka’s tour to Pakistan was under a cloud after reports emerged of a possible terror attack against the team. International teams had not toured Pakistan for six years following the terror attack against the Sri Lankan cricket team in Lahore on March 1, 2009. However, after a thorough security assessment, the tour was given the green signal and Sri Lanka arrived in Pakistan for three ODIs and three Twenty20 Internationals. However, citing the security situation, 10 members of the Sri Lanka side, including prominent players like Angelo Mathews and Lasith Malinga refused to tour the country due to security fears. Pakistan won the three-match ODI series 2-0 but were whitewashed in the three-match Twenty20 International series for the first time since 2015. The tour passed off without a hitch but on return, the Sri Lanka Cricket chief Shammi Silva raised some eyebrows when he said the strict security was stifling for the team. This has not gone down well with the Pakistan Cricket Board who have conveyed their displeasure to Sri Lanka’s top bosses. “The PCB is very disappointed and hurt over such comments as presidential level security was provided to the visiting team on the insistence of their board. We wanted to make their stay as comfortable as possible,” a source within the PCB said. The source also added that the PCB has reminded Lankan board officials that the players were given the option of going out to play golf and do some shopping while they were also entertained at official dinners and functions. Although some strong security measures were in place for the visiting players but remarks such as they were “fed-up” after being confined to their hotel were not fair.Pakistan are aiming to get international cricket back to the country after playing close to a decade in the UAE following the terror attacks in Lahore in March 2009. With improving security, Pakistan are aiming to get Bangladesh and Sri Lanka to play their Tests in the country as part of the ICC World Test Championship. Pakistan are also trying to play the full edition of the Super League Twenty20 tournament in the country after it successfully hosted some league games and the knock-outs in the last two editions. Also Read | Something Is Wrong With Pakistan Cricket: Misbah-ul-Haq After 0-3 Thrashing By Sri LankaPakistan will tour Australia for two Tests starting in November as they make their debut in the World Test Championships while Sri Lanka’s Test fixtures in this cycle of the championship are not yet known. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

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first_imgPanama President Juan Carlos Varela declared a national holiday in celebration at the central American country’s first ever qualification for the World Cup.“It’s a historic day for the country. Tomorrow (Thursday) will be a national holiday for public and private sector workers,” Varela said on Twitter wedesday. Panama came from behind to beat Costa Rica 2-1 on Tuesday night and book a ticket to Russia 2018.The victory left them third in the CONCACAF area qualification behind Mexico and Costa Rica, and sensationally helped knock the United States out of contention.Thousands of Panamanians celebrated long into the night in the capital Panama City as a cacophony of car horns greeted the historic news.“Today the planets aligned, you must never lose faith,” Varela had said on the Estadio Rommel Fernandez pitch in the capital following the match.Although not Panama’s national game, football is rapidly catching up with baseball and boxing as the country’s favourite sport.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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first_imgThe No. 1 USC men’s tennis team looks to continue its strong start at Marks Tennis Stadium against the University of San Diego today at 2:30 p.m.Teamwork · Senior Robert Farah has paired with sophomore Steve Johnson as a doubles partner early in the Trojans’ 2010 season. – Sunil Murali | Daily Trojan A familiar face leads the Toreros — first-year head coach Brett Masi, who was an assistant coach for the Trojans the past four seasons.Masi was a crucial component to the national championship run last year, and the players are excited to reacquaint themselves with their former coach.“Brett was a huge part of our team and is close to a lot of the guys, so this will push them to be at their absolute best,“ USC coach Peter Smith said.Players feel that Masi’s familiarity with USC could give the Toreros an advantage in preparation.“[Masi] has more insight to our game, to our play,” junior Jaak Poldma said.USD will open its season against the Trojans (2-0, 0-0), as its first scheduled match against the University of San Francisco was postponed because of inclement weather.The Toreros finished with a 9-14 record last season. They have five returning letter winners along with four newcomers to this year’s squad.One of the returning stars is junior Dean Jackson, who compiled a 17-4 singles record last season. He finished the year ranked No. 34.Along with Jackson, sophomore Nikola Bubnic has performed impressively individually so far this season.Earlier this month, at the Collegiate Tennis Competition in Palm Springs, Calif., Bubnic beat No. 36 senior Clay Donato of University of North Carolina and lost a close match to No. 90 senior Bassam Beidas of Pepperdine 7-6, 7-6.San Diego’s strong singles lineup and the familiarity Masi has with USC’s squad should challenge the Trojans as they continue to adjust to the dual-match season.“We are just getting back into the team environment,” said sophomore Steve Johnson. “We need to keep working and progressing to our goal of winning the NCAA’s.”The team is looking forward to playing on a normal schedule, but — just as last week — bad weather looks like it may be an issue again.Rain is forecasted for Tuesday, potentially postponing the reunion of Masi and the Trojans.If the match is able to be played as scheduled, the Trojans will surely be motivated.“I know every guy on the team is going to be looking at being at their best to show coach Masi how good they are playing,“ Smith said.last_img read more

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