Purchase of multi-million dollar home extra special for lucky buyer

first_img720 Musgrave Rd, Robertson.A seven-bedroom, five-bathroom home at Robertson sold under the hammer for $1.3 million this morning.The property at 720 Musgrave Rd, Robertson was bought by an older couple in front of a crowd of about 50 people. The large crowd at Lot 55, McKie Cres, Cannon Hill.Place – Bulimba selling agent Shane Hicks said today’s results reflected the continuing growth in Cannon Hill and surrounding areas.“When the Minnippi estate first opened, the blocks of land sold out within the first 48 hours and many felt they had missed out,” Mr Hicks said.“This auction gave them a chance to buy into the exclusive estate and that’s why there was so much competition.”He said there were six registered bidders keen on the block of land.“It came down to three families carrying out $1000 increments before it finally sold under the hammer to a family moving from McKenzie to be closer to the CBD,” Mr Hicks said. Tap here for a full list of Queensland auction results 44 Kent Rd, Wooloowin.The Auctioneer Group’s Matthew Condon called the auction with bidding kicking off at $970,000.There were five registered bidders at the auction. 60 Robe St, Grange.Ms Sutton said the buyers were looking to upgrade to a bigger home.“They loved the area especially for the schools and really loved the connectivity from the living area to the garden,” she said. 5 Tristan St, Carindale.This property at 5 Tristan St, Carindale sold for $585,000 in front of a crowd of about 40 people.Ray White — Bulimba selling agent George Trovas said the starting bid was $300,000. 44 Kent Rd, Wooloowin. 45 Orsova Rd, Yeronga. 45 Orsova Rd, Yeronga.Mr Carr said it was the first time since being built 11 years ago that the property was on the market. More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home3 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor3 hours agoSellers Fara and Steve Tavakol were present at the auction of their Yeronga home. Photo: AAP Image/Jono Searle.Previous owners Fara Tavakol and her husband Steve were quick to congratulate Mrs Nabanidham on buying the home.The couple, who designed the home, are staying in the area but moving closer to the river.“We’ll never live in a home like this again, it was a hard decision to make, Mrs Tavakol said. Successful buyer and new owner Ratha Nabanidham. Photo: AAP Image/Jono SearleMrs Nabanidham said her daughter was her lucky charm as they had missed out on two other previous auctions.“We have been looking for quite sometime now,” Mrs Nabanidham said.“We live in the area and have been to other auctions, but not with our daughter. This is our third auction — she has brought us luck.” 720 Musgrave Rd, Robertson.Prince Realty — Sunnybank selling agent Alex Hung Cheung said the starting bid was $700,000.The property, on a 898sq m block of land, was recently renovated and has an in-ground swimming pool.center_img 45 Orsova Rd, Yeronga.The property at 45 Orsova Rd went to auction at 11am and was attended by about 40 people.As Ratha Nabanidham held her daughter Anjali, she was quick to kick off the first bid at $1.8 million.Interest in the five-bedroom, four-bathroom home was high, with only 10 bids made throughout the auction. FREE: Get the latest real estate news direct to your inbox here. 45 Orsova Rd, Yeronga. Auctioneer Phil Parker at the auction of 45 Orsova Rd, Yeronga. Photo: AAP Image/Jono Searle. Successful buyer and new owner Ratha Nabanidham with daughter Anjali at 45 Orsova Rd, Yeronga. (AAP Image/Jono Searle)A two-storey home at Yeronga has sold for $2.025 million with the new owner saying her little girl was her lucky charm at this morning’s auction. 44 Kent Rd, Wooloowin.Over at 44 Kent Rd, Wooloowin, a three-bedroom, two-bathroom home sold for $1.105 million.Belle Property – Wilston selling agent Susanne Forbes said a couple from Gordon Park bought the property. The kitchen area at 5 Tristan St, Carindale.With seven registered bidders keen on the 620sq m property, Mr Trovas said it was bought by a man who wanted to help another family member get started in the market. The three-bedroom, one-bathroom home backs onto a large park and is five minutes from Carindale Shopping Centre. The crowd at the auction at 45 Orsova Rd, Yeronga. Photo: AAP Image/Jono Searle.Mrs Nabanidham said she was elated with the results of today’s auction.The 731sq m property was marketed by Ray White — Bulimba selling agent Roger Carr who said there were six registered bidders on site. Place – Bulimba selling agent Shane Hicks with the new owners of Lot 55, McKie Cres, Cannon Hill.A block of land at Lot 55, McKie Crescent in the Minnippi estate of Cannon Hill sold for nearly $700,000 at this morning’s 9am auction.The 662sq m block of land has a 20m frontage and is close to the future Brisbane City Council owned golf course and club house. The land sold for $691,000. 60 Robe St, Grange.A local couple from the Grange kicked off their morning with the purchase of this stunning home at 60 Robe St, Grange.The Auctioneer Group’s Matthew Condon said the property, which was marketed by Belle Property -Wilston selling agent Debora Sutton, sold for $1.626 million. Ms Sutton said there were five registered bidders with their eye on the five-bedroom, three-bathroom home.She said the starting bid was $1.4 million.last_img read more

Bulk annuities market nears £35bn as Asda strikes £3.8bn deal

first_imgRoger Burnley, chief executive, Asda, said: “We have supported the scheme over many decades through significant cash contributions.“That funding, combined with strong stewardship by the scheme’s trustees, has resulted in the very positive situation where the scheme can now be transferred to an A+ rated insurance company, Rothesay Life, derisking the scheme and providing long term, sustainable support for its members.”Aon was lead adviser to the pension scheme trustees, alongside Addleshaw Goddard, Cardano and Lincoln Pensions.Mike Edwards, partner at Aon, confirmed to IPE that this was the Asda scheme’s first bulk annuity deal, adding that there was a trend emerging for large schemes to cover all their pension liabilities in a single transaction.He drew attention to the “immaturity” of the Asda scheme given that two-thirds of the members are deferred, noting that such long duration has “created pricing challenges” in the past. The buy-in is the latest in a string of derisking transactions for Rothesay, following recent deals with National Grid, Pernod Ricard and Telent. It is also the UK’s 10th longevity transaction over £1bn so far this year. Nearly £35bn of pension liabilities have been insured via bulk annuities this year. The pension trustees of UK supermarket Asda and its US owner Walmart have agreed a £3.8bn (€4.4bn) buy-in with insurer Rothesay Life.The deal covers all members of the Asda Group Pension Scheme – 12,300 in total, with 4,800 pensioners and 7,500 deferred members.Asda will make a one-off final payment into the scheme of some £800m, which is to be followed in due course by a full buyout, with completion expected in late 2020 or early 2021, according to a statement.The transaction, made partly to exploit “favourable market conditions”, will remove all future scheme liabilities from the Asda and Walmart balance sheets.last_img read more

​Yngve Slyngstad quits as CEO of Norway’s €986bn wealth fund

first_imgThe chief executive of the manager of Norway’s now NOK10.12trn (€986bn) giant sovereign wealth fund has decided to resign from his role at the top of the organisation, but will carry on working at the fund particularly on renewable energy infrastructure, Norges Bank Investment Management (NBIM) has just announced.NBIM, which manages the Government Pension Fund Global (GPFG), wrote in a statement: “Yngve Slyngstad has informed Norges Bank’s executive board that he will resign as CEO in Norges Bank Investment Management.“Slyngstad will remain in his position until a new CEO takes up the position,” it said.NBIM spokespeople were not immediately available to say why Slyngstad had decided to make the move. In the statement, Slyngstad said: “It is an important milestone that the fund’s market value passed NOK10trn on 25 October. I am proud of having been part of building up a leading international investment organisation with talented and professional employees.”He said the organisation had delivered good returns “for the good of our community”.Øystein Olsen, chair of NBIM’s executive board and governor of Norges Bank, Norway’s central bank, said: “The executive board is very satisfied with the management of the fund under Yngve Slyngstad’s leadership.”Over the 12 years, Olsen said the fund had delivered very good results and achieved a strong position internationally and in Norway.“Yngve Slyngstad has been a distinct leader of Norges Bank Investment Management and developed a leading and global investment organisation,” he said.NBIM said its board would now start looking for a new CEO, and once one was in place, Slyngstad will continue working at the fund, “and contribute to the further development of the investment strategy”.“His responsibilities will include building up unlisted renewable energy infrastructure as a new investment area,” NBIM said.In April, NBIM was given the go-ahead from Norway’s finance ministry to invest up to 2% of the fund’s value in unlisted renewable energy infrastructure.Olsen said Slyngstad’s experience and insight would help ensure this investment area was established in a good way.Slyngstad was appointed chief executive of NBIM on 1 January 2008, having joined the organisation in 1998 to head up and build its equity management activities. Between 1998 and 2007 he was of head of equities.last_img read more

In Europe, cohabitation is stable…right?

first_imgBrookings 27 March 2017Family First Comment: “It turns out that even in Europe, cohabitation is markedly less stable for children than marriage. Analyzing data from 16 countries across Europe, we find that children born to cohabiting couples are about 90 percent more likely to see their parents break up by the time they turn 12, compared to children born to married parents.” In NZ, research shows the likelihood of cohabiting couples splitting up is 4x higher than the rate for married couples. #protectmarriageWhat matters for the well-being of children is family stability, rather than marriage per se. This is the view of some scholars today. They note that children who see the end of their parents’ relationship and additional partners coming in and out of the home are more likely to act up in school, end up pregnant as a teenagers, and be delinquent. The damage caused by instability has been described by many scholars of all political inclinations, including Wendy Manning and Andrew Cherlin.Marriage equals stability…It is easy to see why some conclude that marriage per se does not matter. But here’s the thing: marriage is itself strongly associated with family stability. U.S. children born to cohabiting parents are twice as likely to see their parents’ relationship end compared to children born to married parents.Our new report from the Social Trends Institute and the Institute for Family Studies, The Cohabitation-Go-Round: Cohabitation and Family Instability Across the Globe, shows that the “stability premium” associated with marriage holds even among highly educated families. Almost half of cohabiting college-educated mothers will break up with their partner before their child turns 12, compared to less than one-fifth of mothers who were married when the child was born.…even in EuropeThe marriage-stability connection is pretty clear in the U.S. But there is a prevailing view that the story is different in Europe. Indeed, Cherlin’s own work on family instability suggests that cohabitation and marriage are functional equivalents in Scandinavia and France, where he suggests there “are many long-term cohabiting parents who maintain families that are little different from lasting marriages.”But it turns out that even in Europe, cohabitation is markedly less stable for children than marriage. Analyzing data from 16 countries across Europe, we find that children born to cohabiting couples are about 90 percent more likely to see their parents break up by the time they turn 12, compared to children born to married parents.In France, for instance, children are about 66 percent more likely to see their parents break up if they are born to a cohabiting couple. The gap is again visible even for highly educated couples.READ MORE: https://www.brookings.edu/blog/social-mobility-memos/2017/03/27/in-europe-cohabitation-is-stable-right/Keep up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.last_img read more

Tax Free budget?

first_img Sharing is caring! Share Share LocalNews Tax Free budget? by: – June 10, 2011 33 Views   one commentcenter_img Tweet Share Junior Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister Senator Alvin Bernard. Photo credit: togetherwemust.netDominicans may see another tax free budget when Parliament meets to debate and present the new budget later this month.Junior minister in the Office of the Prime Minister Senator Alvin Bernard says amidst the global financial difficulties Dominica is still able to maintain its social services under the leadership of Prime minister Roosevelt Skerrit .He says government will continue on that trend as a matter of principle and common sense of the future of the country under the Dominica Labour Party.He says this proves to the world that government is very prudent in the manner in which it handles the finances of the country.Bernard was speaking ahead of what might be another tax free budget when Parliament meets on June 29 for the 2011/2012 budget presentation.Bernard says the Yes We Care and Housing programs are proof that the government is able to handle the affairs of the country.Senator Alvin Bernard was speaking on Government In Focus last night.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

Here’s Liverpool star hilarious response picking between Messi, Ronaldo

first_img Alexander-Arnold, though, named Messi as his toughest opponent he has faced during his career. He continued by hailing Steven Gerrard as his Liverpool idol while picking Thierry Henry and Zinedine Zidane as his non-Liverpool idols. Alexander-Arnold was also asked what his favourite goal is to which he replied by selecting his free-kick against Hoffenheim. Alexander-Arnold, meanwhile, scored a stunning free-kick in his last Liverpool outing as the Reds beat Crystal Palace 4-0 last week. The Liverpool star took part in a social media Q&A session on Twitter earlier this season. He was asked a range of questions including “would you rather play with Messi or Ronaldo?” And the England international replied by naming his club colleague Henderson. Needless to say, Liverpool fans loved his answer. “Hendo propaganda we move,” one social media user wrote. second tweeted: “What an answer.” A third added: “MASSIVE DUB.” Read Also: Video: Liverpool stars wildly celebrate first ever EPL title win His side were then crowned Premier League champions after Manchester City failed to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. The 21-year-old has enjoyed an incredible campaign on the right flank as he’s weighed in with three goals and an impressive 12 assists so far this season. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Trent Alexander-Arnold hilariously named Jordan Henderson when he was asked to pick between Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. Advertisement Loading… Promoted ContentGorgeous Asian Actresses All Men Are Crazy AboutWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More9 Iconic Roles Nobody Wanted To Play6 Great Ancient Mysteries That Make China Worth VisitingWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Mind-Bending Technology That Was Predicted Before It Appeared10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoA Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This Day6 Best Supercars In Movies You’ll Dream To Drive At Least Once2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Yearlast_img read more

Rodgers: We’re stronger now

first_img “Psychology is a massive part, at the elite level of sport it is the edge, and that type of performance and result bodes well in the coming months because each game is very important.” Last weekend showed just how true that statement was. Liverpool began the weekend fourth but slipped to sixth before regaining their original position late on Sunday evening. While the top three of Arsenal, Manchester City and Chelsea remain most people’s choice for title contenders, Rodgers insisted his side now cannot be discounted. “We’ve got all those teams to play at home, and we’re only six points off the leaders, so you have to feel that we are (in the title race), and we have the confidence and belief in ourselves,” he added ahead of the visit of Aston Villa. “Of course, everyone will talk about the three clubs in front of us because they’ve got squads that have been around there for years and have big squads to choose from. “For us it’s a case of continually improving and working, and trying to fight to be up there. “It’s very close and since Christmas Day (when Liverpool were top) the table has changed quite a bit. “You win a game, you get a run together and you’re right up there. You lose a few, and you can be completely out of it. “We have to maintain our focus and concentration. You really have to push during the second half of the season and keep your standards high, not just on the games, but every day in training. “Thankfully I have a group of players that are brilliantly focused and are determined to maintain our standards, take it into every game and ensure we get the points. “I think we showed that last week. We were one of the last teams to play, and all those in and around us won, so we knew we had to perform to stay up there and above the dotted line as such. “We’ve responded to that, and I think over the course of a long period of time, we’ve shown that consistency. “I just have to make sure we keep the pressure off the players, and just focus on our performances, because when we’ve done that, we’ve shown we can win games.” Leading 2-0 at Stoke – where they had not won for almost 30 years in the league – Liverpool were pegged back to 2-2 at half-time before coming through to win 5-3. That, said the manager, said more about their state of mind than it did about their talent. “It was a wonderful demonstration of mental endurance,” he said. “I am sure people sat at home at half-time were thinking ‘this is a true test’ but in the second half we demonstrated emphatically how our game is improving on the pitch – but equally important was the mental personality and fitness. “I look at it as a game similar to the one at Tottenham (a 5-0 win), a game which sets up a standard for us. “At Tottenham it was a wonderful footballing display. Stoke away, in the situation we were in, was a great benchmark of our mental fitness. “What it gives you is that great belief. We go into any stadium without the fear to play, whatever the opponent. “You are not going to win the game purely on ability. There are going to be games when you are not playing as well and you have to find a way to get a result – and that was last weekend. The team are fourth, six points behind leaders Arsenal, and the Reds chief thinks this is due in part to the fact the psychology of the players has changed. Rodgers talks about mental endurance, personality, confidence and belief and, after last weekend, has evidence to back up his claims. Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers believes his side have developed a mental toughness which means he is more confident talking about a title challenge than he has previously. Press Associationlast_img read more

AFCON 2019 Fallout: Seedorf Fired from Cameroon Job

first_imgFormer Netherlands midfielder Clarence Seedorf has been sacked as Cameroon coach after the side failed to defend their Africa Cup of Nations title.The former Real Madrid player, 43, had been in charge for under a year.His assistant Patrick Kluivert, his former Netherlands and Ajax team-mate, has also left his role. Cameroon lost 3-2 to Nigeria in the last 16 in Egypt, leading to the country’s sports minister calling for Seedorf to leave.Seedorf had said he was happy to continue and felt his squad had shown promising signs.The former Real Madrid and AC Milan player signed a four-year deal to take charge of the Indomitable Lions in August 2018.But a statement confirmed that “following the premature exit of Cameroon’s men’s flagship squad, Cameroon’s football federation in line with clauses in their respective contracts has decided to bring an end to the contracts of Seedorf and Kluivert”.Seedorf and Kluivert were given the task of retaining the Africa Cup of Nations – which was originally intended to be held in Cameroon – and set the target of reaching the 2021 edition of the tournament and the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.The long-term contracts also stipulated the pair must live in the country and provide support to the other national teams.President of Cameroon’s Football Federation (FECAFOOT) Seidou Mbombo Njoya justified the sacking of Seedorf, insisting that the government had done its part to ensure the team was ready to defend it’s title in Egypt.“The state ensured that the Lions had a proper build up to competition with training camps in Spain, Qatar and in Yaounde,” he pointed out.“The Indomitable Lions had prepared in great conditions and everything was put together for a great performance in Egypt.“All of the players received approximately 32 million franc CFA (almost US$55,000) each for their participation in the AFCON and the government has already paid Seedorf’s salary from August 2018 to August 2019.”Sports Minister Mouelle Kombi is now looking to the future as the nation prepares to host the 2021 Nations Cup.“This should mark the start of a new era for our national football team,” he said.“With the sort of rich football pedigree Cameroon has, the men’s football team has to return to winning ways.“We need to renew the team’s technical staff and perhaps rethink the basis on which the team operates now.“We are working on drafting up an ethics charter. This blueprint will stipulate how players of all national teams have to behave when representing the country.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Gov’t releases funds for completion of UG stadium

first_imgPresident Nana Akufo-Addo has revealed that funds have been released for the completion of the abandoned University of Ghana Sports Stadium.The Construction of the multi-million dollar stadium was started in 2004 by CONSAR Limited under the administration of former President John Agyekum Kuffuor but work on the facility has stalled after the Ghana Education Trust Fund GETFund decided not to finance the project for over a decade now. But with Ghana securing the rights to host 2023 All African Games, measures are been put in place to get the stadium completed so as to serve as a venue for the games.”Funds have also been released for the completion of the University of Ghana Sports Stadium, started by the Kufuor-led NPP government but abandoned soon after 2009,” the President said while delivering his 2019 State of the Nation Address on Thursday. The President also assured that footballing activities within the country will soon return to normalcy.  Footballing activities in the country, especially at the local level, has been halted since the Anas expose in June last year. “The Ghanaian people are [also] expectant of a return to normalcy of all football-related activities as soon as possible, and the Normalization Committee is working to ensure that they meet the March deadline”, he said.—last_img read more

Emily breaks clear of championship logjam

first_img18 Jul 2018 Emily breaks clear of championship logjam Cornwall’s Emily Toy broke clear of a logjam at the top in the English women’s amateur championship when she took the half way lead on six-under par.She returned her second 69 at The Wilmslow in Cheshire, to edge one stroke ahead of a group of four other players.Toy (Carlyon Bay) leads the 46 qualifiers who will return for tomorrow’s final 36 holes – and what should be a highly competitive finale to the event.In pursuit are Hollie Muse, who reached the semi-finals of the British women’s amateur; St Rule Trophy winner Lianna Bailey; Curtis Cup player Annabell Fuller and recent US college graduate Georgina Blackman.It doesn’t end there. The leaderboard is packed with top quality players, such as the group of three on four under: Curtis Cup player Sophie Lamb and the Yorkshire pair of Nicola Slater, the English women’s match play champion, and Charlotte Heath, the girls’ winner at the Sir Henry Cooper Junior Masters.Toy is no stranger to being in the mix. She’s a past English girls’ champion and, as an Exeter University student, has an impressive university golf record, including a win in last year’s R&A’s Foundation Scholars’ Tournament.Today was all about keeping the momentum going, typified by her response to two dropped shots early on. The 20-year-old came straight back with a pair of birdies, remarking: “I changed that around quickly.” After that she played steadily on, getting up and down when necessary, and after signing for her 69, commented: “I’m pretty happy with that.”Her challengers are all pushing hard. Hollie Muse (West Lancashire) got to six-under before dropping a shot on the last, when her ball spun off the green into an awkward lie. But she declared of today’s one-under 71: “I’m happy with it, I played steady again, solid. I’m right in it and, as my coach says, if you play well enough you have a chance of holding the trophy.”Lianna Bailey, pictured right, (Kirby Muxloe) thought she might have bettered her 70 after she made the turn in two-under, having started from the 10th. Instead she had to be satisfied with nine straight pars. “I think the back nine is slightly harder and when I got through it I thought I could maybe push on. It was a little bit disappointing, but there’s two rounds to go and lots of birdie opportunities,” she said.She did have the distinction of claiming her second eagle on the long 13th, holing a 3ft putt on this occasion.Annabell Fuller (Roehampton) kept herself well in contention with a card which included only one blemish, a bogey on the 17th, alongside three birdies. “I played good, but my score didn’t feel good,” she said. “I felt the way I played I should have been lower. But you can’t win it today, I’ve got two more rounds to get myself up there.”The 16-year-old has already had a memorable season, having been the top scorer for Europe against Asia in the Patsy Hankins Trophy and becoming England’s youngest Curtis Cup player.Georgina Blackman, pictured below, (Chelmsford) graduated from her American university in May and is now playing a year of amateur golf to see where it takes her. So far, this week she’s enjoyed the journey. “I’m very pleased, I hadn’t been playing my best and I wanted to come here with no expectation, play for fun and just see how it goes.”Today her round was notable for the back nine of four under 32, which helped her to a score of 70. Tags: Amateur Championship, Womencenter_img Images copyright Leaderboard Photographylast_img read more