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Sprawling Manly home constructed with love

first_imgThe tennis court at 41 Oceana Tce, Manly.The fourth bedroom takes up the top floor.“This property is set in one of Manly’s most prestigious tree-lined streets, residents enjoy proximity to Manly waterfront, local yacht clubs, cafes, dining and relaxed retails precincts,” Mr Sorrentino said. The bar area at 41 Oceana Tce, Manly.Marketing agent Marc Sorrentino, of Place Manly, said the house was built to commercial standards with BMD laying all the footings, retaining walls, pool and tennis court.“Mick’s favourite parts of the house are the entertaining areas (including) the oversized billiards room with bar, which opens up to the pool and tennis court where he and his family spent many years enjoying the company of their friends,” Mr Sorrentino said.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 outdoor area at 41 Oceana Tce, Manly.“Mick loves the area. He chose Manly as the place to live but also the place to set up his head office.”The spacious home is set on a 989sq m block with views over the Manly Yacht Club and Marina.On the ground floors there is a spa, sauna, wine cellar, study and sitting area with fireplace. The billiards room, with built-in bar, opens to the patio and there is also a laundry and powder room. The home at 41 Oceana Tce, Manly. THIS architecturally-designed home is built across two elevated lots with ocean views, pool and tennis court.Mick Power, owner of construction group BMD, had the four-bedroom property at 41 Oceana Tce, Manly built in 1983/84.It took 18-months to complete the three-storey home with Delwyn Poulton as a the architect and Ernest Day & Son as the builder. The dining area at 41 Oceana Tce, Manly.On the first floor there is an open-plan living, dining and kitchen area, plus a meals area and retreat, opening to a balcony.The master bedroom has an ensuite, walk-in robe and private balcony and there is a family bathroom and two more bedrooms with built-in robes. One also has its own balcony. last_img read more


Denmark boosts regulator’s funding to police alternatives

first_img“It is a significant element in the government’s policy of ensuring trust and confidence in the Danish pension system,” Mikkelsen said.The ministry said that interest among Danish pension funds in alternative investments had increased in the past few years. This was because of low interest rates, and the fact that pension firms were trying to get the best possible return on savings for their customers.“But alternative investments are typically more complex and risky than more traditional investments,” it said. “Because of this, there are greater demands on pension funds’ understanding and management of risks, when they get more involved in this area.”The FSA has expressed concern about the general level of skills needed within pension funds when it comes to alternative investments.A spokesman for the regulator said it had been worried about the funds’ skills in relation to due diligence, risk management, ongoing investment management, and valuations.At Finanstilsynet’s pensions conference earlier this month, director general Jesper Berg highlighted pension funds’ lending activities within this context.  Last August, the FSA said it was investigating the lending activities of a few pension funds and life insurance companies, including their real estate-related project financing, in order to see whether their willingness to take risks differed from that of the banks. The Danish government is ramping up the funding of its regulator to boost its oversight of pension funds’ increased investment in alternatives, amid concerns about the risks involved in infrastructure, project financing, and other areas.The Ministry of Industry, Business and Financial Affairs said it would give the Danish Financial Supervisory Authority (FSA or Finanstilsynet) around DKK2m (€269,000) a year to be used to reinforce its efforts in this area.Brian Mikkelsen, minister for industry, business and financial affairs, said: “The government will strengthen the regulatory supervision of pension companies and particularly their alternative investments.
”He said he would seek parliament’s approval to increase the FSA’s resources as early as this year.last_img read more


Reflections by Comrade Fidel: NATO’S genocidal role (part two)

first_img Share 18 Views   no discussions Share Sharing is caring! Tweetcenter_img Share NewsRegional Reflections by Comrade Fidel: NATO’S genocidal role (part two) by: – October 26, 2011 Fidel Castro. Image via: globalresearch.caA little over eight months ago, on February 21st of this year, I stated with complete conviction: “The NATO plan is to occupy Libya”. With that title I dealt with the subject for the first time in a Reflection whose content seemed to be the product of a fantasy.I include in these lines the elements for the opinion that led me to that conclusion. “Oil has become the principal wealth in the hands of the great Yankee transnationals; through this energy source they had an instrument that considerably expanded their political power in the world.”“Upon this energy source today’s civilization was developed. Venezuela was the nation in this hemisphere that paid the highest price. The United States became the lord and master of the huge oil fields that Mother Nature had bestowed upon that sister country.”“At the end of the last World War, it started to extract greater amounts of oil from the oil fields of Iran, as well as those in Saudi Arabia, Iraq and the Arab countries located around them. These became the main suppliers. World consumption progressively increased to the fabulous figure of approximately 80 million barrels a day, including those being extracted on United States territory, to which later gas, hydro and nuclear energies were added.”“The squandering of oil and gas is associated with one of the greatest tragedies, not in the least resolved, which is suffered by humankind: climate change.”“In December of 1951, Libya becomes the first African country to attain its independence after WW II, during which its territory was the stage for important battles between the troops of Germany and the United Kingdom…”“Ninety-five percent of its territory is completely made up of desert. Technology permitted the discovery of vital oilfields of excellent quality light oil that today reach one million 800 thousand barrels a day along with abundant deposits of natural gas. […] Its harsh desert is located over an enormous lake of fossil waters, equivalent to more than three times the land area of Cuba; this has made it possible to construct a broad network of pipelines of fresh water that stretch from one end of the country to the other.”“The Libyan Revolution took place in the month of September of the year 1969. Its main leader was Muammar al-Gaddafi, a soldier of Bedouin origin who, in his early years, was inspired by the ideas of the Egyptian leader Gamal Abdel Nasser. Without any doubt, many of his decisions are associated with the changes that were produced when, as in Egypt, a weak and corrupt monarchy was overthrown in Libya.”“One can agree with Gaddafi or not. The world has been invaded with all kinds of news, especially using the mass media. One has to wait the necessary length of time in order to learn precisely what is the truth and what are lies, or a mixture of events of every kind that, in the midst of chaos, were produced in Libya. For me, what is absolutely clear is that the government of the United States is not in the least worried about peace in Libya and it will not hesitate in giving NATO the order to invade that rich country, perhaps in a matter of hours or a few short days.”“Those who with perfidious intentions invented the lie that Gaddafi was headed for Venezuela, just as they did yesterday afternoon on Sunday the 20th of February, today received an fitting response from Foreign Affairs Minister Nicolás Maduro…”“As for me, I cannot imagine that the Libyan leader would abandon his country; escaping the responsibilities he is charged with, whether or not they are partially or totally false.”“An honest person shall always be against any injustice being committed against any people in the world, and the worst of all, at this moment, would be to remain silent in the face of the crime that NATO is getting ready to commit against the Libyan people.”“The leadership of that war-mongering organization has to do it. We must condemn it!”At that early date I had realized something that was absolutely obvious.Tomorrow, on Tuesday October 25th, our chancellor Bruno Rodríguez will speak at UN Headquarters to denounce the criminal blockade of the United States against Cuba. We shall be closely following that battle which will once again make clear the necessity of putting an end to, not just the blockade, but the system that spawns injustice on our planet, squanders its natural resources and puts human survival at risk. We shall be paying particular attention to Cuba’s declaration. I shall continue on Wednesday the 26th. Fidel Castro RuzOctober 24, 2011. 5:19 p.m.last_img read more


WV’s newest COVID-19 case from Anilao, Iloilo

first_imgILOILO – A recently-returned resident of Anilao town here is Western Visayas’ latest confirmed case of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). * Bacolod City – 10 * Iloilo province – 21 The two remaining active cases were the following: * Capiz – six According to Alonsabe, Iloilo province currently has only two active cases left because 15 already recovered and four others died (for a total of 21 cases). * 55-year-old from Igbaras (Patient No. 114) The three were a 32-year-old male from Pandan, Antique (Patient No. 50); 32-year-old female from Pandan, Antique (Patient No. 52) and 33-year-old male from Roxas City (Patient No. 105). Meanwhile, of the region’s 115 cases, three more recovered recently, bringing the total cases to have overcome the disease at 84. * Iloilo City – 15  This 39-year-old male or the region’s Patient No. 115 is asymptomatic and is being quarantined, according to Dr. Jessie Glen Alonsabe, epidemiologist of the Department of Health (DOH) Region 6, yesterday. * Guimaras – zero With the help of the Iloilo provincial government, he managed to return to Anilao on the last week of May. * Antique – 14 * 34-year-old male from Alimodian (Patient No. 103) Here’s the breakdown of the region’s 115 cases: Patient No. 115, who worked in Spain, returned to Anilao in early March. He flew to Metro Manila to process some papers and got stuck there due to the community quarantine imposed beginning March 17. *Repatriates – 35/PN He is Anilao’s first COVID-19 case. * Aklan – six * Negros Occidental – threelast_img read more


Mary H. Shearwood age, 97

first_imgMay H. Shearwood, age 97, of Brookville, Indiana died Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at the Woodlands of Hamilton in Hamilton, Ohio.Born July 21, 1918 in Butler County, Ohio she was the daughter of the late Harry & Ola (Cleaver) Hillman. She moved with her family to Drewersburg, Indiana in 1920, where she lived until 1944; having graduated from the former Whitewater High School with the class of 1936. She then attended Littleford-Nelson Business College in Cincinnati, Ohio and thereafter went to work for the U.S. Veterans Administration in Cincinnati and later worked for Ford Motor Company.On June 3, 1944 she was united in marriage to the love of her life, Robert Shearwood, and they enjoyed 41 beautiful years together until he was stricken by cancer and died on April 18, 1985. They had no children.She is survived by several loving nieces & nephews.Besides her parents, and husband, Robert, she was preceded in death by five brothers, William F. Hillman, Marion (Brownie) Hillman, Eugene Hillman, Merritt (Boob) Hillman, Marshall H. Hillman, and a sister who died at the age of 2.Family & friends may visit from 10:00 A.M. until 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, May 28, 2016 at Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home, 1025 Franklin Avenue, Brookville.Rev. Curtis Bond, pastor of the Brookville United Methodist Church, will officiate the Funeral Services at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, May 28, 2016 at Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery in Brookville, Indiana.Memorial contributions may be directed to the Macedonia Christian Church or a Charity of the Donors Choice. Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home is honored to serve the Hillman family, to sign the online guest book or send personal condolences please visit www.phillipsandmeyers.comlast_img read more


Clattenburg decision angers Saints

first_img Saints are considering an appeal to the Football Association over the ruling by the Professional Game Match Officials Limited (PGMOL) that Clattenburg has no case to answer for his conduct in the 2-1 Barclays Premier League defeat to Everton on December 29. Southampton wrote to the referees’ governing body on New Year’s Eve to formalise their complaint against Clattenburg. “On December 31 PGMOL received a letter from Southampton who raised concerns about the conduct of Mark Clattenburg following their game with Everton on December 29. “In a written response to Southampton, PGMOL acknowledge that their complaint has been considered in full. “However, given the nature of the conversation with the player, having reviewed the footage and spoken to the team of officials as well as the Premier League match delegate it has been found that there is no case to answer. “Mark has the full support of PGMOL management and will be considered for selection for all and any matches going forward in the usual way.” Clattenburg is no stranger to controversy after Chelsea accused him of racially abusing midfielder John Mikel Obi last season in a hot-tempered Barclays Premier League clash with Manchester United at Stamford Bridge. It took an FA inquiry to rule there was no case to answer and six months later Clattenburg was back officiating Chelsea once again. The Saints take on Burnley in the FA Cup third round on Saturday and assistant manager Jesus Perez is adamant the situation surrounding Clattenburg and Lallana will not overshadow their preparations. The Clarets are flying high in second place in the Sky Bet Championship and Perez, speaking before the PGMOL issued its ruling, is certain the players can maintain their focus. “Our way always is when the game is over, it’s time to think about the next game,” he said. “So our full focus is to prepare well for the next game, then to ensure we’re in best condition for the next match. “That’s our style since we came to England. “When you are in this business you have to be aware everything is possible. “We’re in the best league, the best environment, in terms of business and media, so we have to respect everything because everyone is proud of this business. “So it’s not difficult for us: we focus and we put our players away from the problems and just think about the football.” But after a review the PGMOL has ruled there is no case to answer. In a letter seen by Press Association Sport, Southampton claimed Clattenburg told Lallana: “You are very different now, since you’ve played for England – you never used to be like this.” Now Southampton have pledged not to let the matter lie. A club spokesman said: “An official insulting any player, no matter his intentions, is clearly not acceptable behaviour. For this reason we do not accept the verdict of the PGMOL in relation to this case and do not consider the matter to be over. “Under the circumstances we do not feel it appropriate for Mr Clattenburg to officiate in any of our matches until this matter is properly resolved.” Clattenburg is scheduled to officiate at Saturday’s FA Cup third-round north London derby clash between Arsenal and Tottenham at the Emirates Stadium. A PGMOL statement confirmed the north east-based referee will take charge of that match as planned. The statement read: “PGMOL is committed to constructive dialogue and communication with clubs, managers and players. Southampton have refused to accept the refereeing chiefs’ decision to rule out action against Mark Clattenburg after he was accused of verbally abusing midfielder Adam Lallana. Press Associationlast_img read more


Update on the latest sports

first_img— The International Swimming League will fund its athletes through next year’s rescheduled Tokyo Olympics, starting with payments in September. The league says every athlete who has signed or will sign a contract with an ISL club will receive an equal amount of money per month. No financial details were provided. The ISL also plans a five-week combined training and competition event this year from Oct. 14 to Nov. 17 at a site yet to be determined depending on developments involving the coronavirus pandemic. The ISL will pay all expenses involving the event.— The Carolina Hurricanes are putting more than half of full-time staff on furlough through June 7 while taking steps they said would ensure affected employees don’t lose income amid the coronavirus pandemic that has led to the suspension of the NHL season. The team says the furlough applies to about 55% of full-time employees, who would be directed to access unemployment benefits through the government’s $2.2 trillion economic rescue package. Furloughed employees ineligible to collect full base salaries through unemployment would receive a bonus from the organization when the furlough ends.— The Ottawa Senators are making temporary layoffs and salary reductions because of COVID-19. The team’s parent company says the full-time workforce will be reduced starting Sunday, when the NHL club’s season was originally scheduled to end. Those not laid off could be placed on furlough. Others could have their salaries reduced. Health benefits will continue uninterrupted.— Anaheim Ducks owners Henry and Susan Samueli say they will pay their 2,100 part-time employees across all of their sports and event management companies through June 30 for work that was wiped out by the coronavirus pandemic. The Samuelis’ Anaheim Arena Management company operates Honda Center, the Ducks’ home rink. They also own two large ice hockey complexes in Orange County — including Great Park Ice, the massive new winter sports facility that houses the Ducks’ training complex in Irvine, California.— Major League Soccer has extended its training moratorium through April 24 because of the coronavirus outbreak. Team facilities are closed to players and staff — except for players requiring treatment that cannot be administered at their homes. Players are expected to remain in market with their teams during the moratorium to avoid the spread of the virus. The league will consider individual requests for players to travel to another city by car. MLS teams were two games into the season when it was suspended on March 12. A Philadelphia Union player with mild symptoms recently tested positive for the virus. UNDATED (AP) — A unique Hall of Fame class will be announced Saturday in a unique way.Kobe Bryant, Tim Duncan and Kevin Garnett are all expected to be officially announced as part of the 2020 class of enshrinees by the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.The selections are typically revealed at college basketball’s Final Four. But with sports shut down because of the global coronavirus pandemic, the announcement will be televised from ESPN’s studios in Bristol, Connecticut.Bryant, Duncan and Garnett, with a combined 11 championships and 48 All-Star seasons between them, are all first-time finalists and locks to be in this class. Only six players in NBA history have been selected to 15 or more All-Star Games — and Bryant, Duncan and Garnett are three of them.There are five additional finalists alongside Bryant, Duncan and Garnett: Tamika Catchings, Rudy Tomjanovich (tahm-JAHN’-oh-vich), Eddie Sutton, Barbara Stevens and Kim Mulkey. — Days after the NFL revealed its hopes of conducting a normal regular season and playoffs, its chief medical officer is warning that nothing is a certainty during the coronavirus pandemic. Dr. Allen Sills, a neurosurgeon who has been with the NFL since 2017, says he and other league and team medical personnel have been in constant communication with health officials throughout the country, looking at the same data they are using to make public recommendations. The NFL also has consulted with the other major sports leagues and the players’ union.— The PGA Tour executive who oversees player activity is the first PGA Tour employee to have tested positive for COVID-19. Ross Berlin, the tour’s senior vice president of player affairs, says he was self-isolating after The Players Championship was canceled when he complained of losing his sense of taste and smell.— Philadelphia 76ers owners Josh Harris and David Blitzer, along with All-Star center Joel Embiid (joh-EHL’ ehm-BEED’), have made a combined contribution of $1.3 million to Penn Medicine. The money established a funding campaign for COVID-19 antibody testing of front-line health care workers.— Phillies outfielder Bryce Harper is donating $500,000 to help coronavirus relief efforts in his hometown of Las Vegas and in Philadelphia. Harper and his wife, Kayla, are giving money to Direct Relief and Three Square in Las Vegas and Philabundance in Philadelphia.— The Tour de Suisse has been canceled, removing one of the few cycling events left on the calendar before the Tour de France is due to start. The nine-day Swiss race was scheduled to run from June 6-14 and was designed to give riders a chance to prepare for the three-week Tour de France. The French race is still scheduled to start on June 27. Update on the latest sports The Preakness usually draws more than 100,000 fans, most of whom gather on the infield, where patrons can enjoy beer, food and free concerts.The Kentucky Derby was previously postponed from May 2 to Sept. 5. No decision has yet been made on the Belmont Stakes, which is scheduled for June 6 at Belmont Park in New York.In other developments related to the pandemic:— The U.S. Women’s Open is moving from the end of spring to the middle of December. The USGA says the Women’s Open at Champions Golf Club in Houston is moving from June 4-7 to Dec. 10-13. That would be the latest a major championship is played. It also would be the first time an official LPGA Tour event was held entirely in December since 2010. The LPGA has also postponed or canceled the next five events on its schedule. All but the Pure Silk Championship are getting new dates later in the year.— The WNBA has postponed the start of its season because of the coronavirus pandemic. The league was set to open training camps on April 26 and the regular season was to begin on May 15. The WNBA will still hold a “virtual” draft on April 17. Two WNBA cities are major hot spots for the virus: New York and Seattle. The WNBA, which was set to begin its 24th season, is the longest running professional women’s sports league. NFL-LIONS-ROBERTSLions agree to deal with CB Darryl RobertsALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions have agreed to terms with free agent cornerback Darryl Roberts.The Lions announced the move Friday. Roberts spent the past four seasons with the New York Jets.Roberts has started 10 games in each of the past two seasons. He joins a Detroit secondary that is moving on without star cornerback Darius Slay, who was traded to Philadelphia last month. April 3, 2020 — The under-construction Athletes Village for the Tokyo Olympics could be used as a temporary hospital for coronavirus patients. Tokyo’s governor has been talking about the possibility of occupying the massive development on Tokyo Bay, which is to house up to 11,000 Olympic and 4,400 Paralympic athletes and staff during the games. The complex, which will eventually include 24 buildings, is expected to remain unoccupied with the Olympics delayed for 16 months.— Former marathon world record holder Wilson Kipsang was among 20 people arrested in Kenya for locking themselves in a bar and drinking alcohol in breach of a curfew imposed because of the coronavirus pandemic. Police say the 2012 Olympic bronze medalist was among those detained at a police station in Iten, one of Kenya’s famous high-altitude towns where distance runners train.— NBC’s Mike Tirico is returning to hosting a daily talk show, which will focus on the coronavirus pandemic’s impact on the sports world. The hour-long “Lunch Talk Live” will air weekdays beginning at noon EDT on NBCSN. Tirico will host the show remotely from his home in Michigan.BASKETBALL HALL OF FAMEBasketball Hall of Fame set to announce 2020 class Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditVIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTSPreakness looks for a new dateUNDATED (AP) — The Preakness is looking for a new date for the Triple Crown race normally held on the third Saturday in May. The owners of Pimlico Race Course and the Maryland Jockey Club have also decided to cancel the infield party on race day. Associated Press The Lions also acquired cornerback Desmond Trufant this offseason.,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


England ban football warm-ups after Rory Burns injury

first_imgENGLAND have sounded the final whistle on football as a warm-up activity in training sessions.Ashley Giles, the director of England’s men’s teams, has never made any secret of his disapproval of his side playing football. And, after Rory Burns became the latest player to sustain a football-related injury, Giles and Chris Silverwood, the England coach, have decided to ban the activity.Burns suffered serious ligament damage to his ankle after landing awkwardly while playing football as a warm-up to training on Thursday. He was subsequently ruled out of the rest of the series in South Africa and was due to fly back to England last night.Jonny Bairstow also had suffered a football-related injury in Sri Lanka at the end of 2018 while in the past Joe Denly and James Anderson had also been hurt playing the game.Giles said when he took the job that he was unhappy to see football as part of England’s warm-up. But he was persuaded by senior players that it was an important part of the bonding process of the squad and agreed to review it once the World Cup had finished. The injury to Burns appears to have strengthened his resolve.Giles banned football from Warwickshire when he was director of cricket there. England have denied suggestions football has been banned at all counties as a warm-up activity, saying it is up to each individual county to decide.The England management team will discuss whether they need to call up a replacement for Burns over the next day or two. They have, at present, only one reserve batsman – Bairstow – in the squad and are likely to consider Dawid Malan, James Vince and Keaton Jennings as options. But with the squad size still 18 and only two Tests left after this, it is far from certain they will send for anyone.Meanwhile, Jofra Archer may also have played his final game in the series. He was due to undergo a second scan on his sore right elbow yesterday after the first one proved inconclusive. (ESPN Cricinfo)last_img read more