first_imgThe four-bedroom home at 9 Verdelho St, Eight Mile Plains attracted strong interest.“The buyer is really excited about the home,” he said. “As soon as he had the building and pest inspections done, the kids were picking out their rooms. “He recently sold his house in Mansfield, which was a similar style but not as big, and he has plans to renovate this one.” Mr Schenning said the two-storey brick home proved popular with buyers, especially owner-occupiers. “We had 14 groups through the first open home and four offers afterwards,” he said. “It was quite a popular home and we were on track to have a good auction.” The home at 9 Verdelho St, Eight Mile Plains sold before auction thanks to a lucky offer.THE number eight has proven lucky for one Brisbane homebuyer who snapped up an Eight Mile Plains home before auction with an offer of $888,888.Mitch Schenning of Master Agents said 9 Verdelho St sold to a Malaysian Chinese buyer less than two weeks after the two-storey brick home on 671sq m was listed for sale. “I said to the buyer, ‘what’s your magic number’ and he said he had a dream about the number eight,” Mr Schenning said. “He said ‘$880,000’ and I said why not go the whole way with all eights.” The new owner of 9 Verdelho St, Eight Mile Plains, plans to renovate.Mr Schenning said he was still keen to see the four-bedroom home go to auction as planned, but when he presented the offer to his vendor, she jumped at it. More from newsCrowd expected as mega estate goes under the hammer7 Aug 2020Hard work, resourcefulness and $17k bring old Ipswich home back to life20 Apr 2020“The home is pretty special to her but she was happy to move on,” he said. “She had lived at the home since 1981 but her husband recently passed away and she had bought a new home.”Mr Schenning said the new owner was married with two daughters. last_img read more

first_imgPunter Southall Aspire, financial planning and retirement savings business in the UK, is withdrawing from the country’s master trust market, it announced today.The trustee of the Aspire Savings Trust would now begin due diligence to assess the master trust market to identify a suitable home for the scheme’s membership and assets.As stated in a press release, the move comes as the retirement specialist forms a strategic partnership with Evolve.According to Punter Southall Aspire, the partnership with the workplace pensions service provider was the result of the former’s strategic business review, “which acknowledged the business landscape has changed and that opportunities to scale have reduced”. Punter Southall Aspire would now focus on growing its national retirement and financial planning business.As part of the partnership with Evolve, Punter Southall will be appointed its “at retirement” adviser for existing and new scheme members. Last year Punter Southall was appointed by maritime pension scheme Ensign to offer advice on retirement options to members of its master trust.Evolve has an authorised master trust, The Crystal Trust, that looks after 1,500 employers.Punter Southall Aspire said it would look to develop a packaged health, risk and pension product for the SME market using Crystal Trust.Steve Butler, CEO of Punter Southall Aspire, said: “There are many synergies between Punter Southall Aspire and Evolve.“Our new strategic partnership will enable us to focus on our strengths – providing financial advice and consultancy to support members’ financial planning and helping them make the best financial retirement decisions.”Paul Bannister, CEO of Evolve Pensions, said: “We will be referring all our members to Punter Southall Aspire for ‘at retirement’ advice. In the current economic climate, we feel it is essential members can access financial guidance to help them navigate the complex range of pension options at their disposal and make the best financial decisions to support their retirements.”Under rules set out in 2018, master trusts – multi-employer defined contribution schemes – have to be authorised by The Pensions Regulator (TPR) in order to operate in the UK.According to TPR, the number of master trusts more than halved following the introduction of the new regime. There are 38 schemes that have been granted master trust authorisation, including Punter Southall Aspire’s, according to TPR’s website.Sharon Bellingham, senior consultant at Hymans Robertson, said further consolidation had always been expected in the market under the authorisation regime, and “with that in mind, today’s announcement that Punter Southall Aspire has decided to leave the market is not unexpected”.“Achieving scale is essential in today’s challenging market and it’s clear that some will struggle with commercials likely to be impacted by the recent and substantial falls that we’ve seen, as will the reduction of monies-in as furloughing bites and employers attempt to navigate their way through COVID-19,” she said.“And thinking about the pace of consolidation, what’s clear is that it will be more vigorous than we anticipated a few months ago.”Looking for IPE’s latest magazine? Read the digital edition here.last_img read more

first_imgAll the players have arrived. The venue is set. And the atmosphere is charged. It is the 2020 ITTF Africa Top Cup 16, and it serves off today in Rades, Tunis, the capital city of the North African nation, Tunisia. From Omar Assar to Dina Meshref who are defending champions in the men and women events respectively, the field is stronger now and things are certainly looking tougher here for would-be conquerors of Africa. With the presence of Africa’s best ranked player in the world, Aruna Quadri of Nigeria, coupled with the most improved player on the continent, Ibrahima Diaw of Senegal, as well as other title contenders competing in Tunis, securing the ultimate glory in this tournament is as challenging as never before. To Meshref, who is the most successful player in the competition having won the last three editions in Nigeria, Sudan and Kenya, the standard of play now makes it harder for any player to clinch the title. “I think it is more challenging for any player to win the title. But for me I just need to focus on my game in the tournament with the hope of achieving new things. I am going to play my game and hope that I can do better,” she said. Similarly, Diaw who is making his debut in the competition, admitted that winning tournament has become tougher in Africa now. “I think playing in Africa has really improved my game and I hope I can do well in the tournament. I am really looking forward to an exciting time in Tunisia, especially with the warm welcome I got from the hosts since I arrived,” he said. Promoted ContentWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?6 Incredibly Strange Facts About Hurricanes7 Worst Things To Do To Your PhoneInsane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street ArtBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeUnusual And Unique Beauty Of Indian Women7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More10 Phones That Can Easily Fit In The Smallest PocketBest Car Manufacturers In The WorldFantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread Art Ahmed Saleh is one of the celebrated table tennis players in Africa. Though he is 40 years old, the Egyptian star is not ready to call it quit with the game yet, as he is pumped up to slug it out with the younger heavyweights of the sport at the on-going 2020 ITTF Africa Top 16 Cup in Tunis, capital of Tunisia. Saleh, who is seeded number two in the men’s singles event, said with the current crop of players on the continent, claiming titles in any major event had become more difficult. “I think when I won the title in the 1990s, it was a bit easy but today it is much harder because of the kind of players we have in Africa now. They are all among the best in the world and I must admit that anybody that wins here will know that he worked hard for it,” Saleh said. The Egyptian faces a daunting task in Tunis as he is drawn in Group Two alongside Togo’s Dodji Kokou Fanny, South Africa’s Shane Overmeyer and Kenya’s Brian Mutua. Read Also:Quadri settles for bronze as Assar reclaims ITTF Africa Cup But Kenyan 21-year-old star, Mutua, also believes that he has been handed a tough challenge. “I am really in a tough group in this competition but I will surely give it my best and hope that I can qualify from the group and make it to the next stage of the championship. I am here for business because it is a rare privilege for me to represent Kenya in this tournament,” Mutua said. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Loading… last_img read more

first_imgOfficers of the Kabankalan City police station have yet to rule out foul play in the incident./PN According to Rapiosa’s cousin Bryan, the former has been missing since July 12.Her body was brought to a local mortuary for a “post-mortem” examination. BACOLOD City – A 22-year-old woman was found dead floating at the Linao River in Barangay Linao, Kabankalan City, Negros Occidental.The woman was identified as Rena Mae Rapiosa of Barangay 1, Kabankalan City. She was deaf and mute, police said.Rapiosa’s lifeless body was discovered by Zion Gantala around 3:10 p.m. on July 14, the police added.last_img read more

first_img The agreement sees Marathonbet become the club’s official global betting partner, excluding China and the United States. United group managing director Richard Arnold said on Wednesday on manutd.com: “Manchester United has a global presence with fans all over the world and our partners help us to engage with them in a range of innovative ways. “Marathonbet already operates in over 20 languages and understands the importance we put on operating on a global scale. “Through our partnership, we hope to bring to fans exclusive content, access to bespoke player and legend interviews as well as competitive betting odds.” Manchester United have announced a multi-year partnership with bookmaker Marathonbet.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

first_imgDespite leading North Dakota after two periods, The Wisconsin men’s hockey team was unable to come out with a victory Friday night as the Badgers dropped their home opener 4-2.With Friday night’s loss, Wisconsin’s record sank to 0-5-0 to the start the season as it is still in search of its first win this season.“There were moments we were good and moments we weren’t good,” Wisconsin head coach Mike Eaves said after the game. “They played at a higher pace and with a higher tenacity.”While the scoreboard didn’t show it for the first two periods, North Dakota was the better team Friday night from start to finish, firing over twice as many shots on goal and frequently occupying Wisconsin’s defensive zone. But despite giving up four goals, Badger goaltender Joel Rumpel was a bright spot for Wisconsin and had many big saves that allowed the game to remain close throughout.According to Eaves, the team will be relying on Rumpel to hold things down while the team continues to grow into themselves.“Rumpel is going to have to play well, steady the ship, let us get some experience, and then we can start figuring out how to win some games,” Eaves said.After a slow start by both teams, North Dakota controlled much of the play in the first period and outshot the Badgers 12-7.Both teams came out firing in the second period and wasted no time getting shots on goal. Following a North Dakota hooking penalty, Wisconsin defensemen Chase Drake put the Badgers up 1-0 with a power play goal four minutes in, which was their time first leading all season.Unfortunately for Wisconsin that lead would be short-lived. Three minutes later, North Dakota tied on the game on a power play goal of its own when forward Connor Gaardner put in a rebound that came from a slap shot.Despite North Dakota controlling most of the second period, Badger forward Jedd Soleway put Wisconsin back on top with just over a minute left in second with a wrist shot that found the far top corner of the net.“We had a 2-1 lead in the third period going up against the number two team in the country we would have taken that if someone told me that would have been it,” Eaves said of his team’s attitude heading into the third.The third period was all North Dakota as Wisconsin had trouble staying out of the penalty box for much of the final 20 minutes. UND took advantage of key Wisconsin penalties by scoring another power play goal and then a shorthanded tally, giving them three total special teams goals for the game. After the second power play goal gave North Dakota its first lead of the game, a breakaway goal by UND forward Michael Parks gave North Dakota a comfortable 4-2 lead.With 18 seconds left in the game, Badgers Drake brought Wisconsin within one with a slap shot goal, but it would not be enough to escape defeat.In addition to losing the game, the Badger lost junior defenseman Eddie Wittchow to injury indefinitely as he suffered a broken finger in the latter stages of the first period.The Badgers had to replace Wittchow with inexperienced freshmen defensemen. That proved to be a big struggle, according to Eaves.“It’s like biking against a 40 mile per hour wind,” Eaves said. “It’s tough work.”Wisconsin captain Chase Drake said that the team had a tough time accepting the loss considering how much effort they put into the game.“We were hungry, we all wanted to win that game,” Drake said. “I think we’re all frustrated right now.”The Badgers will have chance to avenge Friday’s frustrating loss and capture their first since this season when they rematch North Dakota in the second game of their two-game series Saturday night at 7 p.m.last_img read more

first_imgUgo AliogoThe Flag Officer Western Naval Command, Rear Admiral Sag Abbah, has called on government to focus on reviving Inter-house sports competitions as a way of promoting grassroots and producing young talents for the country.Abbah who disclosed this last week in Lagos at the 2018 Inter-House Sports Competition of Nigeria Navy Secondary School, Navy Town, Ojo, said the organisation of more sports competitions in Secondary Schools would help to promote the spirit of healthy competition and sportsmanship amongst students. He urged those that excelled during the competition to use it as a platform to go higher, noting that those of them that would not perform as they expect themselves to should it as a platform for learning and see how they can improve, “this particular occasion is a breeding ground for the country.”Abbah who was represented at the event by the Commodore, Dickson Olisemenoghor, said there were a lot of innovations and creativity shown by the students, stating that this would not have been possible without the efforts of the Commandant of the School.“I am not surprised that they have attained this feat and the Chief of Navy Staff has provided us with the necessary infrastructure that we need to get to this level,” he noted.In her remarks, the Commandant of the School, Jobi Stevens, said the competition has provided the platform for four houses to compete blue (Wey), green (Sorch), red (Aduwo) and the purple (Adelanwa) for medals.She explained that there is a lot of improvement and energy invested in training and preparing the students for the competition, adding that they are committed in maintaining the standard of competition.Stevens expressed satisfaction with the performance of the students in the competition, while noting that there is room for improvement, “I am satisfied with their performance, but that does not mean that there is no room for improvement. I see talents in these kids and I hope they build on what they have learnt here.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

first_imgBASSETERRE, ST KITTS, SAINT KITTS AND NEVIS – SEPTEMBER 10: In this handout image provided by CPL T20, Fabian Allen of St Kitts and Nevis Patriots celebrates hitting the winning runs during the Hero Caribbean Premier League match between St Kitts Nevis Patriots and Jamaica Tallawahs at Warner Park Sporting Complex on September 10, 2019 in Basseterre, St Kitts, Saint Kitts and Nevis. (Photo by Ashley Allen – CPL T20/CPL T20 via Getty Images ) BASSETERRE, St Kitts, CMC – Veteran Chris Gayle slammed his 22nd Twenty20 hundred but Evin Lewis unleashed the fastest-ever half-century in Caribbean Premier League history, as St Kitts and Patriots completed the highest-ever run chase in franchise cricket, to stun Jamaica Tallawahs by four wickets on Tuesday night.In pursuit of a CPL record 242 at Warner Park, Patriots were propelled by Lewis’s 53 off 18 balls and a top score of 71 off 40 deliveries from fellow opener Devon Thomas, to reach their target still with seven balls to spare in a breathtaking exhibition of batting.Englishman Laurie Evans chipped in with 41, West Indies all-rounder Fabian Allen struck an unbeaten 37 off 15 balls while Shamarh Brooks lashed a cameo 27 also off just 15 balls.The result was still in the balance with Patriots on 188 for five after 15 overs but the hosts swiftly gathered 54 runs from the next 23 deliveries, Allen hitting the winning runs when he top-edged a short ball from pacer Andre Russell to the fine leg boundary.The victory was the first of the campaign for Patriots after losing their opening two encounters but the result kept Tallawahs winless in two outings.Gayle had bossed the first half of the encounter, belting a sensational 116 off 62 balls to propel the visitors to 241 for four off their 20 overs – the highest-ever total in CPL history.He lost partner Glenn Phillips for eight after they were sent in, but then put on a spectacular 162 for the second wicket with fellow Jamaican Chadwick Walton whose whirlwind 73 came from a mere 36 balls.The left-handed Gayle punched seven fours and 10 sixes – mostly leg-side strokes – while Walton lashed three fours and eight sixes.Gayle took 17 runs from the game’s first over from left-arm spinner Allen but even so, his first fifty was not particularly swift, requiring 36 deliveries.However, he upped the tempo considerably and his next fifty needed only 18 deliveries as he completed three figures in the 17th over with a couple to deep mid-wicket off seamer Rayad Emrit.Gayle, who turns 40 later this month, is just 48 runs shy of 13 000 runs in T20s.Walton, meanwhile, reached his half-century off 25 deliveries in the 12th over with two sixes in three balls off fast bowler Alzarri Joseph (2-39) before eventually perishing in the 18th, taken at long on by captain Carlos Brathwaite for the second of his four catches.Gayle’s innings finally ended off the first ball of the final over when he holed out to long on off Allen, who finished with two for 30 from two expensive overs.Needing to make history in order to overhaul their target, Patriots were handed a rollicking start by Thomas and Lewis who pummelled 85 off just 33 deliveries for the first wicket.Thomas smashed eight fours and three sixes, en route to his second straight half-century off 30 balls while Lewis blasted three fours and half-dozen sixes.The left-handed Lewis reached his landmark off a record 17 balls with a top-edged boundary to fine leg off Russell but was out the very next ball, gloving a catch behind in the sixth over.Evans joined Thomas to keep the run rate ticking along at nearly 15 runs an over, in a second wicket partnership worth 76 off 39 balls.Fast bowler Oshane Thomas, who claimed four for 53, got the breakthrough when he had Evans caught at cover, and then snatched three wickets in the 14th over to trigger a slide that saw four wickets tumble for 16 runs in the space of 14 balls.With their run chase now in danger at 177 for five in the 14th over, Patriots were bailed out by a daring 50-run, sixth wicket partnership between Allen and Brooks, putting the game back in the hosts’ favour.Allen struck five fours and two sixes while Brooks counted three fours and a six. By the time Russell bowled Brooks with a slower ball at the start of the penultimate over, the equation was a simple one for Patriots and Allen finished off with aplomb.last_img read more

first_imgShare Related Articles Share CT Gaming bolsters Italian profile with The Betting Coach  August 27, 2020 TVBET passes GLI test for five live games in Malta and Italy August 25, 2020 Submit StumbleUpon Speaking to SBC, Fabio Schiavolin, Chief Executive of SNAITECH, has detailed that betting leadership across all markets must prioritise self-regulation, whilst retaining a deeper sense of public and political perception if the sector is to avoid another year mirroring 2018 events.Politics has been an unavoidable dynamic for Italian betting stakeholders since the Lega-5Star coalition formed its government on June 2018, quickly installing its Dignity Decree social mandate, banning all forms of gambling marketing, advertising and sponsorship.Asked if he enjoys the political side of running a gambling business, Schiavolin stated that as an Italian business leader –  ‘politics is an element that we are culturally used to’.“In comparison to the UK and other jurisdictions, in Italy, we do consider ourselves a partner of the regulator, as we are forced to be audited by the government’s AAMS,” he said. “In turn, we have always been able to express our views on the limitations of the market.”Leading legacy operator SNAITECH, Schiavolin has pushed for frank discussions with prior governments on improving Italian betting industry standards alongside securing transparency on social responsibility practices.Nevertheless, has this open framework been lost with Lega-5Star hostile stance towards all gambling verticals?“I don’t believe so, and let me underline that this is not a point-of-no-return for Italian gambling,” Schiavolin added. “Yes, we have suffered, but it’s important that we reorganise how we communicate, we still have good ideas and should not be afraid of engaging with the government.”Schiavolin further states that it is too short-sighted to unload all Italian gambling woes on Lega-5Star, as prior to 2018 Italian stakeholders had called time-and-again for rewrites, rethinks and reclassifications on betting laws.“The common understanding of the Italian betting is poor because, the market grew so fast without adequate legislative processes, which has led to a public misinterpretation of the industry, a factor that we need to fix.”Beyond the Italian market, Schiavolin warns that betting stakeholders have to understand public perceptions and their influence on how the sector is rationalised, amid rising populist narratives, which are not simply contained within Italy.“I feel that the total ban on advertising and further restrictions that we have seen in Italy is unlikely to be replicated in other countries. However, I must warn that this is a particularly sensitive moment, throughout multiple jurisdictions such as Spain, France, the UK and perhaps even the US.“Working with wider stakeholders the industry must now prove that it can maintain self-discipline or else face losing public and political rationale”Having witnessed 2018 events, Schiavolin points towards cooperation with wider stakeholders, as the dynamic which will save the betting sector both at home and abroad.Case in point, Schiavolin notes that the challenge of Lega-5Star blanket ban has been driven by Italian sporting organisations, Serie A football clubs, media owners and broadcasters, as stakeholders burnt by irrational policies. Jason Ader – No Boogeyman… Activism will play a vital part in reshaping gambling August 20, 2020last_img read more

first_imgMajority of Hearts of Oaks players, especially from the first team have confided in sportscrusader.com that they have lost confidence in their head Coach, Mohammed Ahmed Polo.The players say their manager does not have what it takes to inspire their confidence ahead of their games which according to them have contributed immensely to their recent defeats.The players have admitted their recent lack of stamina has come about because of the poor training techniques they go through on daily basis.The players have complained of lack of adequate stamina workouts at training which they insists have always reflected in their second half play of any game they go into.“We don’t have anything against Polo but we are only saying that most of us have lost confidence in him that is why most of the guys fail to appear at training regularly” a senior player said.Another stressed that “He is a nice gentleman but not the calibre of a coach who can handle a team like Hearts of Oak. Our stamina levels have fallen that is why we have always lacked the strength to play the full 90 minutes in every game”.last_img read more