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Stunning transformation of beach shack into two new homes

first_imgThe ground floor of Lot 2 features urban polished concrete floors.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach Northless than 1 hour ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa20 hours ago It’s built over three levels.The ground floor has maintained its beach-home heritage with modern flourishes such as streamline stone and timber benchtops. “It’s come up a treat while still maintaining its character,” Mr Glennon said.“For example, the original entry was on the side and there were a heap of breezeway blocks. We knocked it down and kept the breezeway blocks and now they form part of the front fence.” Bricks in other parts of the home were recycled during the redesign and the old laundry window is now the bedroom window. Lots 1 and 2/34 Leyte Ave, Palm Beach are on the market for offers over $999,00 and $1.15 million.TO a passer-by, it was an old brick home surrounded by empty space.To local residential developer Danny Glennon, it was an opportunity.“The original beach home that was on there was the typical yellow brick house that was standard throughout Palm Beach, but we didn’t want to lose the character of that,” said vendor Mr Glennon who bought the property in late 2016 and began work six months later. Lot 1 features a new extension added on to the existing classic house.Instead, Mr Glennon renovated and crafted the old house into the modern day and built a brand new house in the backyard.“We built residential along with a complete renovation, it was a combination of both,” he said.“You see duplexes around but we wanted to create homes rather than units.”Lot 1, which is on the market for offers over $999,000 is the renovated home — a master bedroom and parents’ retreat were added and the interior underwent a complete overhaul. The property features four bedrooms, two bathrooms and two living areas. Lot 2 is a brand new build. Both lots are central.“It was designed for multi-generational living. I think children are staying at home more and more these days, so it was the most important design aspect,” he said. “We were passionate about creating something special in and around Palm Beach and Currumbin.”The properties can be purchased and accessed separately and there are two car spaces available for each home. The home is designed for multi-generational living.“Both have high-end finishing and European appliances,” Mr Glennon said.“I’m very proud of how they turned out. One is retro and one has an urban feel.”Mr Glennon and his wife lived in Lot 2 (pictured) for four months while their own home was being renovated.That property, which is listed for $1.15 million, features four bedrooms and three bathrooms over three levels. last_img read more

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Swiss funds slow to consider variable pension benefits

first_imgAccording to the survey 2% of the funds are already using some form of flexible pension pay-out.Another 23% did not comment on the subject but a quarter said the topic had come up in discussions, and larger funds are more likely to have debated the matter; 8% said they had discussed the issue and decided against the introduction of a flexible pension element, while another 2% said they had decided in favour.But Swisscanto beleives that many Pensionskassen will wait until the pension fund of the Swiss federal rail operator, SBB, makes its decision and will then check the reaction of the media and the public.In the survey among Pensionskassen jointly managing CHF506bn (€413bn), Swisscanto also found that the average conversion rate used to calculate pension payouts from accrued assets has declined further.The average conversion rate is now 6.34% compared to 6.7% in 2011, with 43% of all Pensionskassen having decided on further cuts down to a target level of 5.99% in coming years.This is below the 6% threshold envisaged by the government in its ’Altersvorsorge 2020’ reform package.Additionally, for the first time, the average discount rate applied by surveyed Pensionskassen has fallen below 3% to 2.89%.Swisscanto calculated that the adjustment of the conversion rate over the last 10 years has decreased pension payout levels by 9.4%. Four out of ten Swiss pension funds have never debated the possibility of introducing variable pension payouts, according to a survey by the Zurich-based asset manager Swisscanto.Faced with low returns from capital markets, demographic challenges and high discount and conversion rates, Swiss funds may in future have to cross-finance pension payouts from active members’ assets.A solution to the problem is to adjust the technical parameters, as many are currently doing, or to introduce a bonus element to a guaranteed minimum pension for future pensioners – a measure which was introduced by the Pensionskasse of PwC in Switzerland in 2005 and by the energy Pensionskasse PKE only at the beginning of this year.As in the Netherlands, which has seen widespread pension benefit cuts in recent years, such measures could be highly unpopular.last_img read more

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August 16, 2017 Police Blotter

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Who will Man Utd face in play-off?

first_img Domestic finish: Second in Belgian league Best performance in Champions League: Runner-up 1977/78 Route to play-off: Beat Panathinaikos 4-2 on aggregate in third qualifying round Manager: Michel Preud’homme Danger man: Obbi Oulare – 19-year-old striker reportedly scouted by United last season. Scored final goal in this week’s 3-0 win over Pana. Verdict: Probably the most favourable draw for United even though the aggregate win over Panathinaikos should not be sniffed at. Team: CSKA Moscow (Russia) Domestic finish: Runners-up in Russian league Here, Press Association Sport looks at the five opponents United could face. Team: Club Brugge (Belgium) Manchester United will learn who they will take on in the Champions League play-off round on Friday. Best performance in Champions League: Quarter-finals 2009/10) Route to play-off: Beat Sparta Prague 5-4 on aggregate in third qualifying round Manager: Leonid Slutsky Danger man: Alan Dzagoev – a dangerous midfielder who has put the horrors of a massacre in his hometown of Beslan behind him to go on and become a star in Russia. Verdict: Not the most dangerous of opponents, but United will be looking to avoid a long flight to Russia. Team: Lazio (Italy) Domestic finish: Third in Italian league Best performance in Champions League: Quarter-finals 99/00 Route to play-off: Direct entry Manager: Stefano Pioli Danger man: Ravel Morrison – the former Manchester United youth product scored four goals in his first two games for Lazio in pre-season, but he is a doubt with an ankle problem. Verdict: Another one United will be looking to avoid. Lazio may not be the force they once were, but the club – and their passionate fans – will be desperate to make the group stages after an eight-year absence from the competition. Team: Monaco (France) Domestic finish: Third in French league Best performance in Champions League: Runners-up 2003/04 Route to play-off: Beat Young Boys 7-1 on aggregate in third qualifying round Manager: Leonardo Jardim Danger man: Stephan El Shaarawy – Swapped AC Milan for Monaco this summer. Scored a stunning solo effort on his home debut in the 4-0 win over Young Boys. Verdict: Probably the most dangerous opponents in the draw. Monaco knocked Arsenal out last year en route to the quarter-finals and have an array of talent among their ranks. Team: Rapid Vienna (Austria) Domestic finish: Second in Austrian league Best performance in Champions League: Semi-finalists 1960/61 Route to play-off: Beat Ajax 5-4 on aggregate in third qualifying round Manager: Zoran Barisic Danger man: Louis Schaub – 20-year-old attacking midfielder who scored twice in the shock 3-2 win over Ajax. Verdict: Definitely the team United will be hoping to draw. Squad lacks experience and depth. Press Associationlast_img read more

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Cricket News Vijay Shankar makes ODI debut in Melbourne, aims for redemption

first_imghighlights For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Vijay Shankar made T20 debut in Nidahas Trophy tri-seriesShankar was consistent with the bat for India A during New Zealand tourShankar replaced Mohammed Siraj in the side In the high-voltage final against Bangladesh, Shankar finally got an opportunity to show his skills with the bat. After conceding 48 runs in four overs, the pressure was on him to deliver. The Tamil Nadu right-hander struggled for 15 balls making 12 and India needed 34 off 12 balls. Dinesh Karthik blasted 22 runs in the 19th over bowled by Rubel Hossain and India needed 12 runs in the final over. Shankar managed to get a crucial boundary but he departed for 17 off 19 balls and India needed five runs off the last ball. Karthik sealed the deal in style by hammering a six off the last ball and sealing the title for India in grand style.“My parents and close friends didn’t say anything as they knew what I was going through. But I get these text messages like ‘don’t worry about what’s being said on social media’, when I want to move on. They perhaps think that’s the way to show sympathy but it may not work,” Shankar told PTI after he was criticised for his knock.In the series against New Zealand A, Shankar impressed with his performances, hitting 62 and 71 in the two First-Class games in Mount Maunganui and Whangerei. In the three List A games, Shankar’s scores of 71, 59 and 42 in addition to solid performances with the ball, kept him on the selection radar. In the Ranji Trophy, Shankar hit 71 and 51 * against Punjab in Mohali and hit another solid 56 against Punjab in Dharamsala.With this opportunity, Shankar would be hoping to avoid the pain of 2016 and put in a solid performance in what will be a crucial year for Indian cricket. New Delhi: Vijay Shankar, the Tamil Nadu all-rounder was handed a debut in the do-or-die clash against Australia in Melbourne. Virat Kohli’s side made three changes for this important clash. With Shankar replacing Mohammed Siraj who had conceded 76 runs and failed to take a wicket in Adelaide, Kedar Jadhav replaced Ambati Rayudu while Yuzvendra Chahal replaced Kuldeep Yadav. For Shankar, this is a chance for him to capitalise and stake a place in the squad for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 as the team’s bowling all-rounder in place of Hardik Pandya, who has been suspended for his ‘outrageous’ comments on the show Koffee With Karan.For Shankar, it was redemption for two reasons. In 2016, Shankar, who was part of the India A squad for the four-day and List A games against Australia but he suffered a knee injury and was ruled out of the tour. Pandya replaced him and he was fast-tracked into the Indian cricket team. As Pandya made good strides in the national team, Shankar was forced to toil in the domestic circuit. In 2018, Shankar was included in the Indian side for the Nidahas Trophy Twenty20 tri-series involving Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. He did not get a chance to bat in the four matches but he managed win a Man of the Match award in one game.last_img read more

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The Latest: 13 Texas players test positive for COVID-19

first_img Associated Press The Atlantic Coast Conference is moving its football media days online because of concerns about COVID-19.The ACC Football Kickoff was originally scheduled to be held at The Westin in Charlotte, North Carolina. It has been rescheduled for July 21-23 with coverage on the ACC Network. Commissioner John Swofford, each of the conference’s 14 head coaches and selected players will be featured. All 10 FBS conferences have now announced that their media days will be altered because of the pandemic, with most going virtual. The Big Ten has not made a final decision on its media days.___Norwich midfielder Marco Stiepermann has returned to training after self-isolating at home following a positive test for COVID-19. The Swiss Indoors tennis tournament in Basel wants to cancel its 50th anniversary edition in October because of the coronavirus pandemic.Organizers say they told tour officials they would “prefer to cancel this year’s edition of the tournament in light of the current situation.”Tournament head Roger Brennwald says playing the event with no fans or with social distancing “have to be ruled out for us in Basel on economic grounds.”The ATP is expected to decide on its end-of-season indoor schedule in mid-July.Brennwald says “it looks like coronavirus is on match point and is set for victory.” Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The University of Texas announced that 13 football players tested positive for COVID-19 or are presumed positive, and contact tracing has 10 more in isolation. Texas started bringing football players back to campus for workouts on June 8. The school has also identified four other players who tested positive for the COVID-19 antibody.Kansas State officials reported Wednesday night that eight Wildcats athletes have tested positive for COVID-19 out of 130 tested. The NCAA on Wednesday approved plans for an extended preseason to give teams more time to hold walk-throughs. With the coronavirus pandemic wiping out spring practice for most teams, along with the usual required summer activities for players such as weight training and film study, schools want to make up for lost preparation time.___Club rugby in Europe is set to resume on Aug. 22 after a five-month suspension because of the coronavirus outbreak with matches in the PRO14 league that contains teams Wales, Scotland, Ireland, Italy and South Africa. A truncated regular season will be concluded by two rounds of matches where teams from the same nation play each other home and away to avoid cross-border travel.Semifinal matches will take place on Sept. 5 and the final on Sept. 12.PRO14 tournament director David Jordan says “we are very fortunate to be in a position where everyone involved is confident that we can conclude the season on the field of play.”The league has two conferences. Leinster and Ulster are the current top two in Conference A while Edinburgh and Munster are the top two in Conference B.___center_img Hometown great Roger Federer was already set to miss the tournament where he worked as a ballboy and is the record 10-time champion. He ended his season this month to recover from knee surgery.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports The Latest: 13 Texas players test positive for COVID-19 June 18, 2020 The English club was informed of the positive test on Friday. That was the same day Norwich played Tottenham in a friendly ahead of the resumption of the Premier League.Norwich says Stiepermann has remained asymptomatic and has since taken two further tests that returned negative results.Norwich is in last place in the league and hosts Southampton on Friday in their first Premier League game back after the three-month suspension.One person has tested positive for the coronavirus in the latest round of checks. The Premier League announced that 1,541 tests had been conducted on players and club staff on June 15 and 16.___last_img read more

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Cooney looks to find consistency against Holy Cross

first_imgThe ball swished through the net and Trevor Cooney’s celebration wasn’t much of a celebration at all. It was his and Syracuse’s first made 3 of the game, sandwiched between a three-point play on a layup and two free throws for Cooney — a personal 8-0 run that helped the Orange bury Loyola (Maryland) in the Carrier Dome on Tuesday night. But he didn’t yell or pump his fist. He just glided backward to the defensive end while lightly nodding his head. “I think at times this year I’ve gotten a little too up and I can’t get up or down,” Cooney said after the win over the Greyhounds. “As a shooter you just have to think about the next one, not the one that just happened. Miss or make.”And Cooney’s up-and-down demeanor is a microcosm of the start to his season. In spurts, the junior guard has been the perimeter threat that can jumpstart the SU offense and take pressure off of Rakeem Christmas and Chris McCullough in the post. But he’s also had trouble stringing together two straight makes and has often been the same inconsistent player that greatly contributed to the Orange’s sputtering out at the end of last season.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textWhat Syracuse (4-1) will get out of its most experienced guard this season is still up in the air, and Cooney will use the next nonconference game — a 7 p.m. date with Holy Cross (3-0) in the Carrier Dome on Friday — as another chance to find a consistent touch.“I’m not too worried about slow starts,” Cooney said. “I just need to take the right shots and I’ll contribute just fine.”Cooney is averaging 11.2 points per game and has made nine of his 29 3-point attempts through five games, but slow shooting starts have coincided with slow starts for the Orange offense. Syracuse held Loyola scoreless for the first 10:04 of game time, but only scored 28 points in the first half to let the Greyhounds stay in the game. Cooney came around a screen for his first long-range attempt and, with a defender right in his face, hoisted an off-balance shot and was stuffed as soon as he released it.He went 0-for-3 from downtown in the first half and found more success going to the rim against an inferior defense. “That first shot I took was horrible,” Cooney said. “Just can’t do that.”At the start of the season, Cooney wouldn’t say whether he considered himself a top shooter in the Atlantic Coast Conference, but added that he was honored to even be asked. On Tuesday, he said he knows he’s solely defined by makes and misses and was quick to point out that one more 3 would have given him 16 points and “then you’d all say I had a great night.”Instead, it was SU’s frontcourt that had a great night while Cooney played a supporting role.“Trevor’s even more important with us trying to get it down to the low post all the time,” SU point guard Kaleb Joseph said earlier in the season. “When he is hitting, we just get that much more dynamic.”With Syracuse methodically working the ball into the post and relying on frontcourt scoring, Cooney’s availability depends on how much opposing guards help down on Christmas and McCullough.If they do help down, Cooney will be tested to hit open jump shots and there will be groans from the crowd if he doesn’t. If they don’t, he’ll have to create his own shots and work off the dribble, which has presented discomfort in the past but could be his best bet to contribute as teams continue to key on him.Cooney saw a mix of both against Loyola, as the Greyhounds focused on Christmas on the block but also had enough size to let their guards chase Cooney step for step around the arc. It wasn’t 16 points or a spotless performance by any stretch, but head coach Jim Boeheim was satisfied. “It’s not two guys, you can’t win with two guys,” Boeheim said after the win. “Trevor was more aggressive tonight, made some good plays. If he can get 13 points every night I’d be happy.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on November 28, 2014 at 10:10 am Contact Jesse: jcdoug01@syr.edu | @dougherty_jesselast_img read more

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Tipp’s Dean Gardiner fights in European Boxing Championships

first_imgThere is Irish interest as the European Boxing Championship resumes today in Ukraine. In this afternoon’s preliminary bouts, Sean McComb takes on Russian opposition in the light welterweight division, while Tipperary’s Dean Gardiner takes on a Ukrainian fighter in the Men’s Super Heavyweight.Later this evening Rio Olympian Brendan Irvine takes to the ring in the Men’s Flyweight division last-16.last_img

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Man City’s Sergio Aguero nets five goals to match Premier League record

first_imgSergio Aguero scored five goals in 20 minutes to enter the record books in Manchester City’s 6-1 win against Newcastle on Saturday afternoon.Aguero scored in the 42nd, 49th, 50th, 60th and 62nd minutes before being substituted on 66 minutes.The Argentine, who ended a five-match Premier League goal drought with his haul, became the fifth Premier League player to reach the landmark in a game.Aguero joins Andy Cole, Alan Shearer, Jermain Defoe and Dimitar Berbatov in the record books.Cole scored his record in Manchester United’s 9-0 win over Ipswich in 1995, Alan Shearer scored five in Newcastle’s 8-0 victory over Sheffield Wednesday in 1999 while Jermain Defoe netted his in Tottenham’s 9-1 win over Wigan in 2009 and Berbatov also got five in Manchester United’s 7-1 win over Blackburn a year later.Aguero’s goals take him to eight for the season. –Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more

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Alex Guerrero in hospital and could miss five weeks, Miguel Olivo suspended after fight

first_imgOlivo lunged at Guerrero during a pitching change in the seventh inning of the Isotopes’ game against the Salt Lake Bees on Tuesday morning, apparently upset over Guerrero’s attempt at a tag during a stolen base earlier in the inning.Olivo went after Guerrero again in the Albuquerque dugout between innings. The 35-year-old catcher bit off part of Guerrero’s ear as the fight escalated. Teammates, coaches and even an umpire tried to break up the fracas, causing a delay in the game.The injury comes at an inopportune time for the 27-year-old infielder, who played the last two games at shortstop after spending the offseason and all of spring training preparing for a job at second base. Guerrero leads the Dodgers’ Triple-A affiliate with a .376 batting average. He had also recently been taking ground balls at third base.Guerrero signed a four-year, $28 million contract with the Dodgers last October after successfully defecting from Cuba.With Guerrero shelved, shortstop Erisbel Arruebarrena was recalled from Double-A Chattanooga to take the big-league roster spot of injured third baseman Juan Uribe. Arruebarrena, a Cuban defector who is considered major-league ready in the field, hit safely in six of his last seven games at Chattanooga to raise his batting average to .208. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Dodgers prospect Alex Guerrero remained in a Salt Lake City-area hospital Wednesday, one day after a portion of his left ear was bitten off by Albuquerque Isotopes teammate Miguel Olivo.Guerrero hasn’t decided whether or not to press criminal charges against Olivo, according to a source, and might not for some time as he continues to recuperate. Guerrero required plastic surgery Tuesday to re-attach the missing portion of his ear.The injury is considered long-term; according to one report he could miss up to five weeks. In the meantime, Olivo was suspended Wednesday by the Isotopes “pending the completion of an investigation into the dugout altercation during yesterday’s game at Salt Lake.”center_img The Dodgers signed Arruebarrena to a five-year, $25 million contract in February. He didn’t appear in Wednesday’s game.Uribe strained his right hamstring running the bases Tuesday and was placed on the 15-day disabled list.Also …The Dodgers made one other transaction Wednesday, optioning right-handed reliever Chris Withrow to Triple-A to make room for starter Hyun-Jin Ryu on the active roster.Withrow has a 2.95 ERA in 20 appearances with the Dodgers this season, while limiting opponents to a .143 batting average with 28 strikeouts in 21.1 innings. He’s also walked at least one batter in 11 of his last 15 appearances.last_img read more