Top 40: Biking

first_img1. Ortovox Mountain SkyverThe concept is simple—hike up, cruise down. The Mountain Skyver is a new foldable scooter designed to give you a new kind of downhill fix. It fits in its own pack, so you can strap it on your back and huff it up the mountain. Then jump on the foot pegs (no pedals or seat) and let gravity do its work.mountainskyver.com2. Spot Rocker SSYou ride a singlespeed for the simplicity of it. Pedal. Go. No worries. That’s never been more true than with the Spot Rocker, a 29er that combines a no-nonsense steel frame with the new Gates Carbon Belt Drive System instead of a traditional chain. Why go to a belt instead of a chain? The Gate’s system is stronger than a chain, requires no lube, virtually no maintenance, and is completely silent. Raleigh, Specialized, and Trek all offer belt drive models, but Spot was the original offroad bike company to adopt the system. Even better, Spot’s dropout also allows you to switch out the belt for a chain, or add a derailleur if you suddenly decide you really do need gears.$3,599; spotbrand.com3. Ritchey Ti-Carbon Break-AwayFolding bikes aren’t new and Ritchey’s Break Away has been around for a few years, but the use of titanium and carbon materials in the frame takes this bike from novelty to serious performance machine. The bike is built for traveling, splitting in two for easy storage, but aero-space grade titanium frame and carbon stays and fork keep the bike super light and the coupling system only adds 100 grams to the frame weight.$2895; ritcheylogic.com4. Road Holland Montfoort JerseyIt looks and feels like those spiffy, sporty elite cyclist jerseys, but the styling is a tad more forgiving—and therefore more flattering. The fabric is a super-soft and highly breathable blend of polyester and Merino wool. The inclusion of fine Merino makes it the most comfortable jersey our cyclists have tested.$120; roadholland.comlast_img read more

Do This: Long Island Events August 21-27

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Jimmy Buffett & The Coral Reefer BandParrot Heads unite! Don the loudest, most obnoxious Hawaiian shirt and revel in the annual summer party/sing-along that is Jimmy Buffett playing at the beach. Shark fins will sway long into the night as he belts out classics like “Cheeseburger in Paradise,” “A Pirate Looks at Forty” and of course, “Margaritaville.” Nikon at Jones Beach Theater, 1000 Ocean Pkwy., Wantagh. $56-$183. 8 p.m. Aug. 21Marvel Universe LiveIron Man, Wolverine, The Hulk, Captain America, Thor and Spiderman are just a few of the Marvel superheroes that will take on Dr. Octavius, Red Skull and Loki in a live-action fight to keep the villains from their plan for world domination! Free for children younger than 2 years old. Four days of performances, with shows at 3 p.m. Saturday and 5 p.m. Sunday. Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, 1255 Hempstead Tpke., Uniondale. $19-$115.50. 7 p.m. Aug. 21Sonic BlissPromoting the second album is this local rock band, the second to play the new Thursday night performance series at The Lounge, the bar located just outside the lobby of The Space at Westbury. Upcoming shows include Ahmad Ali, Lisa Polizzi Band, Two Cent Sam, Cass Dillon and The Rocking 45’s. The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave, Westbury. Free. 9 p.m. Aug. 21Guided by VoicesThese Ohio-based indie rock stalwarts are touring to promote their 21st album, Cool Planet, released in February. They’ll be playing their hits, such as “Hold On Hope,” “Game of Pricks” and “Glad Girls” With opening act, Boogarins. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. $25-$35. 8 p.m. Aug. 22Get the Led OutThis is the closest thing to seeing the Almighty Led Zeppelin live short of taking a time machine back to the ‘70s or waiting for another rare reunion show form the original band’s surviving members. GTLO is billed as “the ultimate Led Zeppelin concert experience.” Just like the band GTLO is a tribute to, they regularly sell out large venues. Will they play “Dazed and Confused”? Will thy use a violin bow!? Hope so. Only one way to find out. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. $39.50-$52. 8 p.m. Aug. 22Bill Burr to perform at Nikon at Jones Beach Theater.Oddball Comedy and Curiosity FestivalKnock knock. Who’s there? These big time comics, who are way better at writing jokes than us: Louis C.K., Sarah Silverman, Bill Burr, Chris Hardwick, Dave Attell, Hannibal Buress, Jeff Ross and DJ Trauma. Nikon at Jones Beach Theater, 1000 Ocean Pkwy., Wantagh. $39.50-$117.90. 5 p.m. Aug. 22A Tribute to WalterWith Blues legend extraordinaire Walter Trout still recovering from a liver transplant, his protege Danny Bryant will be fronting the big man’s equally legendary rhythm section through no-holds-barred, OMG-did-you-just-hear-that (!?!?) transcendental Blues that will not just knock you off your feet, but lift you up to some otherworldly realm of sound and insane guitarwork and yes, Blues nirvana. We said it. Another special treat is the addition of Walter’s oldest son, Jon, who’ll be adding his own brand of mesmerizing, Earth-shattering Blues into the mix. Wow. Mercy. The Boulton Center for the Performing Arts, 37 West Main St., Bay Shore. $30-$35. 8 p.m. Aug. 22Elvis Tribute Artist SpectacularThe King died—or did he?—just days before he was slated to perform at Nassau Coliseum, 37 years ago this month. While the world waits for Elvis to come out of hiding to perform one last show, this tribute spectacular will scratch that Rock ‘n Roll itch. Expect all the hits. Expect all the thrusts. Expect all those legendary snarls. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. $40-$63. 8 p.m. Aug. 23Bourbon Stills Band & Old Man SkynnyrThese Allman Brothers and Lynyrd Skynyrd tribute bands will delve deep into their respective groups’ catalogs, perform all the classic hits, with their own sense of style. Consequently, you’ll soon find yourself standing there in front of the stage, bandanna around your forehead, American flag T-shirt proudly on, cold beverage in hand, staring. You’ll see visions, not just any old hallucinations, but pinch-me-please-I-need-to-see-if-this-is-real-babe rock-and-roll visions, of Duane and the others who’ve passed, and this insanely overwhelming feeling of joy will slowly take hold. It’ll start in your feet, for sure, as you tap and sway and move and rock out to the tunes. Then it will move upwards, eventually reaching your head. And what will you do? What could you possibly do with such an extraordinary vibration pulsating through your very DNA!?!? You will raise that cold beverage. You will motion to the bartender, your friends, the band. And you will shriek out a rebel yell to let them all know, yeas, you understand, yes, life is good: “Whipping Post!” you’ll shout. “Whipping Post!! Whipp-ing Post!!!” Afterwards, tell em Tirana sent ya. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. $10-$25. 8 p.m. Aug. 23Retro Futura TourThe ‘80s are back in town! Indulge in some pure retro fun watching Tom Bailey of the Thompson Twins perform for the first time in 27 years on stage his giant hits “Hold Me Now,” “Doctor Doctor” and “You Take Me Up.” He’ll be joined by the iconic Brit-hit maker Howard Jones, who will regale the audience with the masterpieces “No One is To Blame” and “Things Can Only Get Better.” Pennysaver Amphitheater, 55 Bicycle Path, Farmingville, $25-$84.85. 4 p.m. Aug. 23For more absolutely amazing live performances taking place throughout Long Island, check out The Island EarHorror MarathonThis all-night, pay-to-get-out slasher flick fest features five of some of the goriest movies back-to-back. The lineup includes Theatre of Blood, Cockneys vs. Zombies, American Mary, Hellraiser and a mystery fifth feature. Survivors who last til dawn will get a $100 refund, plus a “ghoulish” breakfast. Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. $25 members, $35 public. 10:30 p.m. Aug. 23Seafood FestivalOysters, clam chowder and lobster, ahoy! Celebrating the Island’s oldest profession couldn’t be more fitting at this venue, overlooking the Great South Bay. Don’t forget to come on an empty stomach! Long Island Maritime Museum, 88 West Ave., West Sayville. $8, children under 5 free. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Aug. 23, 24Riverhead Railroad FestivalAll aboard! Aside from giving visitors a trip down LI’s railroad memory lane with exhibits on the region’s former trollies, this museum also features an array of impressive model train displays. The Railroad Museum of Long Island, 416 Griffing Ave., Riverhead. $8, $4 kids. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 23, 24KC and the Sunshine BandCome for the hurricane supply kits, stay for the disco. Not only will these legends be playing their hits—including “Shake Your Booty,” “Get Down Tonight” and “That’s The Way (I Like It)”—they’ll also be covering the likes of Bob Dylan and The Kinks. The show follows a free, 5 p.m. hurricane preparedness event teaching the public how to build their own disaster kits, just in time for the peak of hurricane season. Harry Chapin Lakeside Theatre, Eisenhower Park, Hempstead Turnpike, East Meadow. Free. 7:30 p.m. Aug. 23  Long Island Scottish Fest and Highland GamesPipe bands, traditional Scottish delicacies, dancing and children’s entertainment are just the start. The games include the caber toss (throwing a giant pole), tossing the sheaf (throwing a 16-lb. bale of hay over a bar) and putting the stone (similar to shot put). There can be only one! Old Westbury Gardens, 71 Old Westbury Rd., Westbury. $17 adults, $15 seniors, $8 kids, free for those younger than 6. 8 a.m.-5p.m. Aug. 23Third WorldThis sextet from Jamaica is known as one of the longest-running reggae bands in the game, having been touring since the early ‘70s. Hear these soulful funsters’ original version of “Now That We Found Love” that was famously covered by Heavy D in ’91. The Stephen Talkhouse, 161 Main St., Amagansett $50. 7 p.m. Aug. 24Hamptons Classic Horse ShowMore than 1,600 horses will compete in five show rings amid one of the largest hunter/jumper competitions in the country, vying for the $250,000 grand prize. Through Aug. 31. 240 Snake Hollow Rd., Bridgehampton. $10-$35. 2 p.m. Aug. 24Lyle Lovett and his Large BandFor those that missed his performance last week. Also the name of his 1989 hit-heavy, award-winning third album, this musical incarnation includes the acclaimed country singer/songwriter and actor leading audiences on a musical tour through some of his most inspired, heart-heavy compositions, accompanied by a full band of equally talented musicians whom push the very boundaries of music in their transcendental interpretations of life, love, loss and so much else. Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center, 76 Main Street, Westhampton Beach. $125-$200. 8 p.m. Aug. 24Long Island Wing FestivalMore than a dozen mostly Suffolk County based bars and restaurants will compete for best traditional Buffalo wing, best unique sauce and most creative BBQ, among other categories. Come hungry, there will also be a wing-eating contest. Judges include several local celebrity chefs. Nutty Irishman, 60 East Main St., Bay Shore. $30, $35 DOS. 12-7 p.m. Aug. 24Cheap TrickThis legendary ‘70s and ‘80s punk/pop/rock band will storm Huntington with their timeless hits like “I Want You to Want Me” and  “Surrender.” If we’re lucky, we’ll break out our Bic lighters when they will perform their ‘80s classic “The Flame.” Fun fact: Cheap Trick wrote and recorded the theme song “Baby Mumbles”  for The Colbert Report. A few others: They were known as the “American Beatles” back in the day for the country’s Beatlemania-like euphoria for them. Joey Ramone was a rabid fan, and myriad alt-rockers named them as influences, ranging from Kurt Cobain to Billy Corgan. Bottom line: Don’t miss this gig! With opening act, The Dirty Pearls. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. $39.50-$99.50. 8 p.m. Aug. 26Deep PurpleWow, with DP ripping things up at NYCB Theatre and Get The Led Out keeping the spirit of the Almight Led Zep alive a bit up higher in this gig rundown, we sorta have a pseudo-two legs of the Unholy Trinity of Metal? Right!? Okay maybe not, but we do have one, for sure, these guys. And thank the heavens for that. Deep Purple is simply a legend of rock that should Never Be Missed on any chance you have at all to see them. They are pioneers. Absolutely killers live. Rock gods. Everybody knows “Smoke On The Water.” But what about the extraterrestrial devastation brought down by “Child In Time,” “Highway Star” and pretty much the entire arsenal that is 1974’s Stormbringer!? You owe it to your very existence to Be At This Gig. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. $69.50-$106.50. 8 p.m. Aug. 26Terry Fator is set to perform at NYCB Theatre at Westbury. (Photo: Facebook)Terry FatorWhat a special treat indeed. Fator is the epitome of the word “entertainment.” He’s a ventriloquist, who can do spot-on impersonations of more than 100 subjects. He’s a singer, who will serenade you till the early morn hours, if the gig goes on that long. Among other things, he’s also a comedian, who possesses the supernatural ability of inciting so much laughter that audience members lose track of time and space, forget their worries, and simply relish in the joy that is life. Sounds absolutely amazing. It really, really is. Wow. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. $59.50-$84.25. 8 p.m. Aug. 27The London QuireboysKnown as “Britain’s answer to Poison,” this glam rock band from across the pond are touring to promote their 8th studio album, Black Eyed Sons. With opening acts Sharks in the Shallows, Grimm Jack and The Heartless Devils. Revolution Bar and Music Hall, 140 Merrick Rd., Amityville $18, $20 DOS. 7 p.m. Aug. 27Water Blues, Green SolutionsThis interactive documentary project is designed to promote awareness of the role that green infrastructure can play in creating a sustainable water future by telling stories from across the country of communities that are adopting new ways of thinking about how to protect, restore and preserve our rivers and sources of drinking water. A brief Q&A following the film will feature local experts on green infrastructure and land protection and their roles in preserving Long Island’s waters. Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. $10 members, $15 public. 7:30 p.m. Aug. 27—Compiled by Jaime Franchi, Timothy Bolger and Zack Tirana.last_img read more

Oregon Decriminalizes Small Amounts of Heroin and Cocaine; Four States Legalize Marijuana

first_imgIn Louisiana, a measure supported by two anti-abortion Democrats, Gov. John Bel Edwards and State Senator Katrina Jackson, passed comfortably. Amendment 1 adds these words to the State Constitution: “Nothing in this constitution shall be construed to secure or protect a right to abortion, or require the funding of abortion.”But in Colorado, voters soundly defeated a proposal to ban abortions after 22 weeks of gestation. – Advertisement – In Mississippi, voters approved a new state flag with red, yellow and blue stripes, a magnolia flower and the words “In God We Trust.” The state’s previous flag, which dated to 1894 and contained a Confederate battle cross, was decommissioned by lawmakers in June.Advocates of overhauling criminal justice, including former Gov. Jerry Brown, were victorious on two measures in California. Voters approved Proposition 17, which will restore the right to vote for felons on parole, and they rejected Proposition 20, which would have rolled back earlier measures that allow early parole consideration for people convicted of certain felonies. In Oklahoma, voters went the other way, rejecting Question 805, a measure that would have prohibited using a person’s past nonviolent felony convictions to impose an enhanced sentence for another nonviolent felony.- Advertisement – There were 38 statewide citizen initiatives being decided across the country on Tuesday, about half as many as in 2016, when there were 72. Experts attribute the decline to the effect of the coronavirus pandemic, which has made gathering signatures more difficult. When all measures are included, including those placed on the ballot by legislatures, there were a total of 124 statewide ballot initiatives this year, down from 154 four years ago.Mike Baker and Noam Scheiber contributed reporting.center_img – Advertisement –last_img read more

IPE Views: Lessons learned on the UK Invensys Pension Scheme

first_imgRobin Claessens, former chief executive and CIO of the UK’s Invensys Pension Scheme, talks about the lessons he learned overhauling its management structuresI joined Invensys Pension Scheme (IPS) at the end of 2008 and accepted the mandate as their chief executive and CIO (CIO for two years only).As part of a 10-year transformational plan initiated in 2000, the board of IPS changed the business management model of the scheme in 2008.The initial mandate was to set up an executive office, mirroring a corporate management model, to run what effectively is a large enterprise through a small executive team, as the scheme had £4bn (€5bn) of assets and 90,000 members. The scheme was not just supposed to become a performing business, it was supposed to embody a joint strategy between all stakeholders, integrating funding, investment strategy and corporate sponsor covenant risks.During that journey, we experienced a number of events – some professional and technical, some more subjective and others personal. I have endeavoured to translate these events into a number of concise lessons, which I think apt to share with you.1) A UK DB pension scheme is a proper and independent business – it should be managed as suchI used to hear, and sadly still hear, that UK corporate DB pension schemes are considered as a weight, a cost centre, a liability – that the only way to ‘fix’ them is by paying contributions and minimising costs rather than managing them as a proper business. Pension schemes are long-term investors and therefore have the time to be successful businesses.A first step to implement a successful business management model is to focus on the pillars of the scheme – its governance. But how do you ensure you are focussing on the right aspects of the scheme’s governance? One suggestion is to answer the following question: “what is there to stay?”The decision-makers: Hire experienced and expert scheme-, industry- and role-specific trustee directors. That is crucial because they are the ultimate decision-maker, unlike in the corporate world (more on that later)Risk management: Build your governance and executive structure adopting a holistic and integrated pension fund risk approach – be open and seek input from all stakeholders, your team members, your advisers and your portfolio managers when doing soHigh-impact/high value-add activities: Hire in-house expertise/experience in the high-impact/high value-add activities of the schemeComplementary advice: Complement your in-house skills by investing in strategic, tactical and execution advice of quality, especially when you have a small executive team2) Doing it in-house and cheaper doesn’t always create valueBecause you can do it more cheaply in-house doesn’t mean you are better at it and certainly doesn’t mean you are able to create more value. A scheme’s absolute cost is still too often viewed as a key metric when considering pension strategy. Weigh the impact of growing your in-house capabilities on the executive team’s job.I have seen, and still see, too many chief executives and CIOs who spend more time on HR and organisational matters than strategic asset allocation, for example. Too great a size and complexity of the organisation can kill competitive advantages and flexibility.Short-termism creeps in despite being a (very) long-term investor by natureHerd mentality – for example, the asset manager performance-review process is simplified to the extreme by blindly following simple benchmarks because the decision-making process within the organisation is too complex3) Portfolio managers should become your trusted advisersRemember, they manage significant sums of money on your behalf. Should you, therefore, only call them from time to time? Creating an ongoing and trusted relationship with asset managers proved to be extremely valuable to IPS’s ALM activities, investment and risk management, and trustee and executive education.The continuous and trusted aspects of the relationship were achieved through very regular communication – at least every other week, and, at times, every other day with the key managers (the LDI manager in IPS’s case). That frequency, depth and intensity of communication had the effect of keeping them on their toes. This continuous dialogue (not nagging!) creates constructive pressure.4) Raise your hand when the going gets toughFinally, leadership is premised on the exercise of good judgement. Good judgement is best achieved when balanced between professional, personal and emotional circumstances is achieved. When the balance breaks, and you feel your good judgement capability might be impaired, raise your hand, inform the chairman, the board and your mentor of what you are going through. Forewarning allows for planning. The chairman and board will ensure you and the team are backed up. Robin Claessens is managing director of investment consulting at Redington. This piece is an excerpt from ‘Pensions, management and leadership: 14 Lessons from Invensys pension scheme’s former CEO/CIO’last_img read more

UK’s NEST to back shareholder climate resolution at Total

first_img“But there’s always more a company can be doing,” she said. “This shareholder resolution calls for what we believe are vital next steps for Total – a more ambitious Scope 3 target that goes beyond regions where governments have already committed to net zero emissions, and providing more information on how it’ll help customers achieve these reductions.”NEST is a member of Climate Action 100+, the investor engagement collaboration that worked with Total on its net-zero ambition. According to a spokesman, as at 22 May the master trust had £10.5bn (€11.5bn) in assets under managment, of which around £12m was invested in Total.Total’s AGM is next Friday, 29 May.Looking for IPE’s latest magazine? Read the digital edition here. UK defined contribution provider NEST will be voting for the climate shareholder resolution on the agenda at oil and gas major Total’s annual general meeting next week, it emerged today.The company recently became the latest European oil and gas major to announce a net-zero emissions “ambition”, but those behind the shareholder resolution want it to go further, a perspective echoed by NEST.In a statement first provided to Bloomberg, Katharina Lindmeier, responsible investment manager at NEST, said: “It’s crucial that organisations like Total are taking serious and tangible steps towards delivering on the Paris Agreement goals.”She said Total’s recently stated net-zero ambition “shows progress and as a long-term investor in the company, we’re committed to working with them on this key topic”.last_img read more

Palm Beach property ready to move in and enjoy

first_img10 Swordfish Court, Palm Beach.THIS Palm Beach property is ready to move into and enjoy.It should come as no surprise that vendor Frances Bardetta’s favourite feature of her home is its spectacular waterfront vista and freshwater pool. Mrs Bardetta and her husband Anthony bought the property in December and say the wildlife often seen in the canal made the home truly special. Style at every turn.Other features include a solar system, new ducted airconditioning system, floating timber floorboards and a built-in sound system. “Of all of the homes we’ve had I really couldn’t fault this home,” Mrs Bardetta said.“Everything is free flowing, it really is a beautiful home.”Agent Daniel Alexander said the home offered a luxurious lifestyle.“This rare five-star prestige waterfront property oozes style and will provide the perfect Palm Beach lifestyle,” he said.The property is within walking distance to shops, cafes, restaurants, public transport and schools. Relax by the pool.“The view across the water and up to Tallebudgera Valley mountains is just gorgeous,” she said.“It’s beautiful sitting out there and watching the fish and the black swans that come by. We even see dolphins.”The property offers a luxurious freshwater pool overlooking the canal, which Mrs Bardetta said was also a highlight.“There are no chemicals so you feel like you have had a skin treatment when you get out of the pool,” she said. What a bathroom. Stylish and functional- what more could you want?It has a lovely big kitchen and a beautiful butler’s pantry — you can make a mess in there and close the door when your guests arrive.” The outdoor terrace features polished concrete floors with glass balustrade to maximise the water views.Back inside and there are three bedrooms to the front of the house while the main bedroom is to the east of the house.The main bathroom was designed with an art-deco style and includes a freestanding bath with floor to ceiling subway tiles. DETAILS Agent: Daniel Alexander and Aleisha Rees, LJ Hooker Palm Beach Features: Freshwater pool, butler’s pantry, freestanding bath, video intercom system Price: Offers over $1.399 million Area: 607sq m Skin treatment anyone? The freshwater pool is a highlight of this property.The four-bedroom house features of high-end finishes and plenty of style throughout.As soon as you step inside the waterfront vista sparks your attention.The open-plan design means the living, dining and kitchen flow out to the outdoor terrace and pool.The kitchen stands out with modern appliances, Caesarstone bench tops, bespoke cabinetry with soft-close draws, a built-in wine fridge and huge butler’s pantry. More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa17 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days ago“It’s a tremendous entertainer’s home,” Mrs Bardetta said.last_img read more

Development designed to suit buyers at every stage of their life

first_img Park House at Yeerongpilly Green. Photo: SuppliedMore from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus10 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market10 hours agoMr Scriven said Park House was the precinct’s most luxurious and spacious apartment offering, with direct and uninterrupted views across the parkland.He said a drawcard for buyers was the village lifestyle.“In addition to owning a luxurious riverside home, buyers have access to 1.2ha of surrounding parklands and nearby amenity such as the Brisbane Golf Club, the Queensland Tennis Centre, the Brisbane River loop and doorstop rail connections to the CBD and beyond,” Mr Scriven said.“The village will also be home to a dining and leisure precinct, Woolworths supermarket, boutique cinema, fitness centre and medical hub – all of these ingredients together make for a home that’s completely one of a kind in Brisbane. There’s quite literally nothing else like it available”.The two-bedroom, two-bathroom, two-car apartments start from $660,000. Three-bedroom, two-bathroom, two-car apartments are priced from $835,000. Park House at Yeerongpilly Green. A six-storey tower with 35 apartments fronting the lush parklands of Yeerongpilly Green has been architecturally designed to embrace the outdoor lifestyle.Park House is part of the new riverside precinct at Yeerongpilly and features three luxurious penthouses, perfect for owner-occupiers.Colliers International director of residential Andrew Scriven said the penthouses had three bedrooms, two bathrooms and a two-car garage priced from $975,000.Featuring large balconies, cross ventilation, premium finishes and European appliances, the development has been designed to suit buyers at every stage of their life.Mr Scriven said stage one of Yeerongpilly Green was targeted at local downsizers.“Park House has seen the highest amount of interest across all product for sale as part of stage one,” he said.“To date, we’ve sold a dozen apartments including a penthouse and a selection of two and three-bedroom homes – not surprisingly, all have been purchased by owner occupiers with half of the group indicating they were downsizing.“We’re very much aligned with the intended target market with all purchasers having come from the local Brisbane area, except for one who came from the Sunshine Coast. “This has also been very clear through the high level of inquiry we’ve seen, with the majority matching the same demographic as well.”last_img read more

Lavallette Beach Replenishment Complete

first_imgBeach replenishment operations in Lavallette (NJ) are now complete, according to the Borough latest announcement.Weeks Marine dredgers RN Weeks and Magdalen have completed the Lavallette beach replenishment project, the officials said.They also added that additional work on dune crossovers and sand fencing will take place over the course of the next weeks weeks.The Lavallette scheme is part of the 14 mile beachfill and dune construction project along the Barnegat Peninsula also known as “Northern Ocean County” project.The project is a partnership between USACE and the state of New Jersey. The contractor has so far completed works in the Mantoloking; Brick Township; Toms River Township; Lavallette; Seaside Heights; Seaside Park; and Berkeley Township.Also, Weeks Marine is putting finishing touches to the Pt. Pleasant Beach replenishment project and the Bay Head operations are set to begin in May.Once the construction is completed, the project will reduce damages to physical infrastructure from the future coastal storms that will impact Northern Ocean County.last_img read more

Mata urges footballers to do more to tackle coronavirus

first_img Mata, who was an original member of Common Goal, a charity set up to encourage footballers to donate 1 per cent of their salary to support initiatives, has urged fellow professionals to do more to help tackle the crisis. While many footballers and former professionals around the world, including Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp, United legend Eric Cantona and United Women’s manager Casey Stoney, have signed up since the charity launched in 2017 no United first-team player has committed aside from Mata. And the Spaniard has called on his team-mates and players across the world to do what they can in the current Covid-19 pandemic. “It’s been heartening to see many positive responses from players and other football leaders to the current crisis, but it can be also hard to know what to do to help effectively those who need it most,” said Mata.Advertisement “We are suffering a stark reminder of how interdependent we all are. To overcome coronavirus, and the other challenges facing humanity, we need to coordinate individual efforts and work together as a team. “I’m urging not only my Common Goal team-mates, but also all other players and football leaders from around the world to unite and help tackle this crisis, and at the same time use this as a catalyst to play a key role in tackling the other challenges humanity faces. Together we can beat this.” Common Goal announced they have set up the Covid-19 Response Fund to help tackle the immediate effects of the pandemic, and ensure support continues beyond the initial response, with a focus on young people in deprived communities. Mata will also be taking part in a Live Match on Instagram where players are being asked to commit the 90 minutes they are no longer spending playing football to interact with fans to encourage others to donate and share experiences of what they have been doing through the crisis. read also:Mata mocks Matic over training regime during lockdown While no members of the United first team have signed up to Common Goal, a number of them have donated to charities in their own way during the pandemic. Marcus Rashford has helped to raise hundreds of thousands of pounds to ensure children still get free school meals while David de Gea made a sizeable donation to the coronavirus fund in Spain. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Manchester United midfielder, Juan Mata, has urged footballers across the world to do more to try and help with the fight against coronavirus.center_img Loading…last_img read more

Guardiola appoints former boss Lillo as assistant

first_imgRelatedPosts Pirlo not out to copy anyone after Juventus’ comfortable opening win Aguero could be out of action until November, Guardiola says David Silva recovers from COVID-19 Pep Guardiola’s former manager Juanma Lillo has been reunited with the Catalan as Manchester City’s new assistant boss, the club confirmed on Tuesday.Lillo, 54, left his post as coach of Qingdao Huanghai last week with the Chinese side claiming he was returning to Spain to look after his “seriously ill” mother. However, it quickly emerged that Lillo was in line to replace Mikel Arteta, who took charge of Arsenal in December, as Guardiola’s number two.“I am delighted to have joined Manchester City’s coaching staff,” Lillo said in a City statement.“My relationship with Pep goes back many years and I am thrilled to be joining him as part of this exciting team.“Manchester City has enjoyed much success over recent seasons and played a brand of beautiful football we have come to expect from this club and its manager.”Lillo and Guardiola first teamed up at Mexican side Dorados at the end of Guardiola’s playing career in 2006. In a nomadic coaching career, Lillo has also managed sides in Colombia and Japan, but spent most of his time with a series of clubs in Spain.According to The New York Times in 2016, Lillo described the City manager as “one of the most important people in my life, like a son to me”.City’s director of football Txiki Begiristain added: “We are delighted to welcome Juanma to Manchester City.“His vast experience working across three continents and with some of the most famous names in world football will be an invaluable asset to Pep and his team.“We look forward to him playing a vital role as we return to football.” Tags: Juanma LilloManchester CityPep GuardiolaQingdao HuanghaiSpainlast_img read more

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