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Gold Coast revealed as busiest auction location

first_imgThe Gold Coast auction season is full steam ahead. 24 King Arthurs Crt, Sovereign IslandsDESPITE week-on-week auction activity predicted to fall in capital cities, the Gold Coast is just getting started.New data revealed the Gold Coast was the busiest non-capital city region for auctions last week. CoreLogic’s latest auction report showed the region led the way with 121 properties going under the hammer. Your choice of pool or river. 19 Kula Close, Benowa is set to go under the hammer this weekend.However, Geelong recorded the strongest clearance rate at 82.6 per cent, while the Gold Coast came in at 36.5 per cent.Coming into this weekend, 29 properties are set to go to auction, including a Sovereign Islands waterfront mansion.The million-dollar residence, which property records show last sold for $1.72 million in 2014, is described as a “tropical resort style home”.“It’s accompanied with a Florida room extending to the pool offering long canal views and beyond,” the listing states.“This waterfront mansion was originally constructed by the renowed and award-winning RW Smith Family builders”.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 villa21 hours agoThe renovated property also features a full HD media room and pontoon big enough for a 60-foot vessel. This master ensuite is complete with a spa.It’s all about the waterfront abodes this weekend, with a four-bedroom, three-bathroom “functional family home”, set to go under the hammer at Broadbeach Waters.The house has a pool and its own sandy beach, “perfect for launching a stand-up paddle board or tinnie”.center_img 19 Alma St, Broadbeach Waters is described as a family home.Over in Palm Beach, a five-bedroom, four-bathroom waterfront property, also complete with its own beach, is set to be auctioned on Saturday.According to the listing, “the home has been designed with a focus on the water, offering views from the kitchen, living and dining areas and the master retreat on the upper level.” The backyard at 40 Mallawa Dr, Palm Beach.Meanwhile, a “substantial family entertainer” in Benowa featuring a large pool with cascading waterfalls a Florida room gym, wine cellar, mud room, workshop and dual living quarters will go under the hammer on Sunday morning. The Benowa home features a contemporary stone kitchen.last_img read more

Asset managers support labour standards campaign group

first_imgA survey asking the companies for improved data on issues such as diversity, workers’ rights, and health and safety in supply chains, was sent yesterday. Targeted companies include Apple, Alibaba, BAE, Tesla, and Louis Vuitton. The selection criteria were market capitalisation, companies’ significance within their sector, and workforce size.Vaidehee Sachdev, senior research officer at ShareAction, said: “From the pilot year of the WDI, we learned that, while there appears to be a promising step change in the way companies and investors are now approaching labour standards, there is a long road ahead to get to the level of transparency we need for decent work everywhere.“Based on the quality of data collected and currently being reported, companies need to move away from only reporting on their policy intentions and good news stories.”The WDI’s ultimate goal is to improve the quality of jobs in the operations and supply chains of multinational companies. It said this would contribute towards poverty alleviation and achieving “decent work for all”, one of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.Matt Christensen, global head of responsible investment at AXA Investment Managers, said companies had been reinforcing their reporting on environmental topics in recent years and “we wish to see a similar effort with social factors”.The survey can be found here and a list of investor signatories here. An investor coalition pushing companies for better data on labour standards has higher ambitions after a successful pilot year, according to an announcement this week.Since being launched in July last year, the Workforce Disclosure Initiative (WDI) has attracted more than 20 additional investor signatories, including Aviva, BMO Global Asset Management, and PGGM, which manages the €197bn Dutch healthcare pension scheme PFZW. More than $12trn (€10trn) in assets under management back the initiative.Encouraged by the response to a survey sent to 75 companies last year, the WDI has significantly increased the project’s targeted reach.“After a successful pilot year, the WDI is scaling up and approaching 500 companies headquartered in 30 countries, including Canada, India, Japan and the US,” said ShareAction, which co-ordinates the initiative.last_img read more

Golar Power reaches Sergipe LNG-fueled power plant COD

first_imgImage courtesy of Golar LNGGolar LNG’s joint venture with Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners, Golar Power Limited, has reached COD on the 1.5GW Porto de Sergipe I power project.On March 21 Golar Power received its commercial operations certificate from the Brazilian Electricity Regulatory Agency ANEEL, allowing the commercial operations to commence at the 1.5 GW Sergipe power station.The first integrated LNG-to-power project in Brazil and the largest and most efficient thermal power station in Latin America, the project also includes a dedicated LNG import and regasification terminal using the Golar Nanook, a newbuild FSRU with 170,000-cbm of LNG storage capable of supplying more than 21.0 million cubic meters per day of natural gas.Golar LNG (GLNG) owns 25 percent of the power station through its 50 percent investment in Golar Power.In 2015 the project was awarded 25-year 1.5 GW power purchase agreements at the government promoted A-5 Power Auction. The power station will now start to deliver electricity to a pool of 26 power distribution companies across the country until December 2044.Under the terms of the PPAs, the project has guaranteed annual capacity payments of approximately 1.6 billion Brazilian Real ($311.1 million), adjusted annually for local inflation, together with pass-through of fuel and operating costs according to dispatch.last_img read more

March imports at US container ports hit five-year low

first_img“Many stores are closed, and consumer demand has been impacted with millions of Americans out of work. However, there are still many essential items that are badly needed and because of store closures cargo may sit longer than usual and cause other supply chain impacts.” Imports are projected to remain significantly below normal levels through early summer as the coronavirus pandemic continues. Imports at major U.S. retail container ports dropped to their lowest level in five years in March, data from the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates shows. “The largest drop is forecast for the first half of this year but with uncertainty about the length of the lockdown and extent of the pandemic, the second half may not be in better shape.” While actual numbers for March are not yet available, estimates show that imports plunged to 1.27 million TEU, down 21.3 percent year-over-year. “Even as factories in China have begun to get back to work, we are seeing far fewer imports coming into the United States than previously expected,” NRF Vice President for Supply Chain and Customs Policy Jonathan Gold said. Specifically, April is forecast at 1.44 million TEU, down 17.6 percent, May at 1.48 million TEU, down 20.1 percent, and June at 1.41 million TEU, down 21.4 percent year-over-year . U.S. ports covered by Global Port Tracker handled 1.51 million TEU in February, down 17 percent from January and 6.8 percent year-over-year. “The COVID-19 pandemic is unraveling the economy nationally and globally as most of the world moves toward a lockdown that entails the closure of significant portions of both the service and manufacturing industries,” Hackett Associates Founder Ben Hackett said. Before the extent of the pandemic was known, the first half of the year was forecast at 10.47 million TEU. This is the lowest level seen since 1.21 million TEU in February 2015 during a labor dispute that caused slowdowns at West Coast ports that winter. The first half of 2020 is forecast to total 8.93 million TEU, down 15.1 percent from the same period last year. Before the coronavirus began to have an effect on imports, February through May had been forecast at a total of 6.9 million TEU but is now expected to total 5.7 million TEU, a drop of 17.3 percent.last_img read more

Man United set to extend Ivorian star’s contract

first_img Loading… The Ivory Coast international’s deal was due to expire in the summer but according to ESPN, United have exercised a clause to extend it. Bailly has not featured for United this season after sustaining a serious knee injury in pre-season but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has admitted he could be involved in the squad for Sunday’s trip to champions-elect Liverpool after playing over an hour for the U23s last week.‘He’s very close, he might be back for the weekend,’ Solskjaer said. ‘We’ve got a game arranged today with the reserves, so he’ll play that one.‘Hopefully he’ll get 90 minutes, because he didn’t feel any after-effects from the game on Friday so he might be ready for Liverpool.’ Promoted ContentThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s HystericalWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Portuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D GraffitiA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic Bombs8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthThe 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The WorldWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market Value10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeWhy Do Americans Consider Him To Be The Best President?7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The Worldcenter_img Manchester United have reportedly triggered a two-year contract option to tie down defender Eric Bailly until 2022.Advertisement Read Also: Man United defender agrees Inter Milan switchDespite the defender’s struggles with fitness, Solskjaer views Bailly as an important part of his squad.Bailly has made just 74 appearances for United since joining in a £30million deal from Villarreal in 2016.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

Meat snacks distributed in Ohio recalled

first_imgWasgington D.C.— 3-D Meats, LLC, a Dalton, Ohio establishment, is recalling approximately 47 pounds of ready-to-eat (RTE) beef snack stick products because the products are misbranded and may contain milk, a known allergen, which was not declared on the finished product label, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.The ready-to-eat beef spicy snack stick products were packaged and produced on Oct. 19, 2018. The following products are subject to recall: [View Label (PDF Only)]• 1lb. vacuum-sealed packages containing “SPICEY SNACK STICKS” prepared for CF Ranch & Cattle Co.The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. M45377” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to retail locations in Ohio.The problem was discovered on Dec. 7, 2018, when FSIS received information concerning product from the Ohio Department of Agriculture’s Division of Food Safety, which reported concerns over the label observed at a retail food establishment.There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.FSIS is concerned that some product may be consumers’ refrigerators or freezers. Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify that recalling firms are notifying their customers of the recall and that actions are being taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers. When available, the retail distribution list(s) will be posted on the FSIS website at www.fsis.usda.gov/recalls.Consumers and members of the media with questions about the recall can contact, Leon Hilty, owner of 3-D Meats, at (330) 985-0311.last_img read more

Four IMCA divisions run this weekend at Sherman County Flatlander

first_imgGOODLAND, Kan. – A pair of $2,000 to win IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modified main events headline Sherman County Speedway’s 25th an­nual Flatlander Fall Classic special on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 26 and 27. Both features are qualifying races for the 2015 Fast Shafts All-Star In­vita­tional ballot and pay a minimum of $125 to start. IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars run for $500 to win, Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods for $400 to win and IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks for $300 to win each night. Top three Modified drivers in points for the two days receive bonuses of $500, $300 and $200, respectively. Other championship bonuses are $300 for the Stock Cars, $250 for the Northern SportMods and $200 for the Hobby Stocks. IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, regional and Allstar Performance State points will be awarded both nights.Flatlander features are also finales for the Precise Racing BST Series for Modifieds, Addiction Chassis BST Series for Stock Cars and Leary Racing Products BST Series for Northern SportMods. Both shows are draw/redraw.Rac­ing is at 5:30 p.m. Mountain Time both days. More information about the Flatlander is available by call­ing 785 399-8041.last_img read more

Utd look to tie up Di Maria signing

first_img Press Association Manchester United are looking to have the British record signing of Real Madrid winger Angel Di Maria wrapped up by Tuesday evening, Press Association Sport understands. United have made no official comment on the matter, but it is understood a fee has been agreed between the Red Devils and Real that will eclipse the British record £50million Chelsea paid to Liverpool for Fernando Torres in 2011, with reports putting the figure at at least £60million. It is also understood Di Maria – who bid farewell to his Real team-mates on Sunday – was flying to Manchester on Monday ahead of a medical. center_img And the expectation is that the deal will be complete within around 24 hours, although not in time for the Argentina international to be involved in United’s Capital One Cup tie at MK Dons on Tuesday night. The 26-year-old would be set for a debut in Saturday’s Barclays Premier League match at Burnley. United boss Louis van Gaal would neither confirm nor deny anything with regard to the Di Maria situation after his side’s 1-1 league draw at Sunderland on Sunday. Van Gaal said: ”I cannot say anything about transfers, you have to understand that. When a transfer has been finished, then we can say something. But now you have to wait and see. ”When the moment is there, Manchester United shall announce it.” He added with a smile: ”It is not only Di Maria – maybe (Arturo) Vidal or (Lionel) Messi! We are a big club.” last_img read more

Devin Toner: Johnny Sexton’s no Ibra

first_img “I think he grew into being that kind of leader. Back when we were playing schools rugby he probably wasn’t as dominant, but now he’s older and he’s learned the game and grown into it.” Toner hinted France may be trying to destabilise Ireland’s main operator Sexton ahead of Sunday’s pivotal World Cup clash. Sunday’s winners will top Pool D and face Argentina in the last eight, avoiding defending champions New Zealand. Sexton is so integral to Ireland’s approach that France will do all they can to put him off his stride. Jared Payne trained fully on Wednesday having recovered from his bruised foot, leaving Ireland to select from the full depth of their 31-man World Cup squad to face Les Bleus. “It’s a hugely positive thing, it’s not a negative at all,” said Toner of Sexton’s demanding professional persona. “I don’t know whether France are trying to paint it out as a negative picture or not, but it’s 100 per cent not. “He drives the lads to be better, and you want to be better when you’re playing with him. “If I’m not in the right place and I hear someone screaming at me, I know I’m not in the right place a nd I’ll think in my head ‘I’ve got to get that right next time’.” “They mustn’t have been used to that in France, but it’s a hugely positive thing for the team i f lads aren’t getting their roles right. “He’s not going to do it for the sake of it, he’ll be doing it because there’s a reason behind it. It will be because lads aren’t in the right position or knowing their roles, so I think it’s hugely positive for the team. “Obviously they weren’t used to it, but we’re glad to have him back to be honest. Sexton has returned to home province Leinster this summer, with unnamed Racing sources likening his behaviour to temperamental Sweden striker Ibrahimovic at Paris St Germain. “Well, we couldn’t even fathom him behaving like that,” said Toner, nonplussed by claims Sexton was difficult to get on with at Racing Metro. “He’s just another player with us, he’s not big-time. He’s the 10 who runs the show but that’s what we want. “He’s not big-headed, he’s a very down-to-earth guy s o we don’t recognise that at all. “He’s the same as he was before he went to France. I’ve played with Sexto since schools rugby so I’m pretty used to it to be honest. Leinster lock Toner completely rejected French claims Sexton threw his weight around at Racing Metro, making more enemies than friends in his two-year spell at the Parisian club. Racing coach Laurent Labit has branded both himself and Sexton as failures for the British and Irish Lions playmaker’s inability to forge a long-term career across the Channel. center_img Ireland “couldn’t even fathom” French characterisation of Johnny Sexton as a “big-time” personality in the Zlatan Ibrahimovic mould, according to lock Devin Toner. Press Associationlast_img read more