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FPDSavills snatches Best Resi Development prize


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UK says virus-related deaths rise to 48,000


first_imgSome younger children returned to school in England on Monday while some shops were allowed to reopen.However, some critics say the government is moving too quickly while infection rates and deaths remain high. Separately, England’s public health agency on Tuesday published a new report confirming previous evidence that the outbreak is hitting ethnic minorities the hardest.People of Bangladeshi origin had around twice the risk of dying than white British people, even accounting for age, sex, deprivation and region — although not accounting for comorbidities, occupation or obesity.Health Secretary Matt Hancock said coronavirus had “emphasized the existing health inequalities in the country”, and promised further work on the issue.He said the report was timely given global protests over the death of George Floyd in the United States, adding: “Black lives matter.”And I want to say this to everyone who works in the National Health Service and in social care: I value the contribution that you make, everybody equally.”And I want to say it right across society too. I want to thank you.” Topics : The number of suspected and confirmed deaths from coronavirus in Britain has risen to 48,000, official data showed Tuesday.The Office for National Statistics (ONS) figures tallied all fatalities in which COVID-19 was suspected or mentioned on death certificates up to May 22.The total of 48,106 is significantly higher than the government’s latest daily figure of 39,369, which only includes deaths where the patient tested positive for coronavirus.center_img By either measure, the toll is Europe’s worst and puts Britain behind only the United States in officially announced deaths, although each country has different reporting lags and methods. The data also showed there had been 56,308 more deaths in England and Wales than the five-year average since the outbreak took hold in March.But in the week ending May 22, there were 2,589 mentions of “novel coronavirus” on death certificates in England and Wales — the lowest since the seven days to March 27.Britain is one of the last European countries to start easing its stay-at-home restrictions, which were imposed on March 23.last_img read more


The owners have had 100 people in their backyard, can you beat it?


first_img4 Havenwood Court, Albany Creek.Mrs Staunton said it’s time for both the family and the home to begin a new chapter.“We really hope that another family will get to have the joy that we’ve experienced there,” she said. the kitchen area at 4 Havenwood Court, Albany Creek.Mrs Staunton said she’s loved the home’s features too – from ducted airconditioning through to the self-cleaning pool.“We put in a sound system throughout the house and down to the pool – wherever you are you can have the music playing.” Inside 4 Havenwood Court, Albany Creek.The couple built the home in 2000 and had raised four children here so the five bedrooms, open plan living, formal spaces and great outdoor areas had all received a workout.Despite its party appeal the home also afforded Mrs Staunton quiet space to enjoy its bush setting.“Of the morning after the children have gone and my husband is off to work, I just love to make a cup of tea and sit out the back and listen to the birds – it’s so relaxing and calming.” 4 Havenwood Court, Albany Creek.Mrs Staunton said for her and husband Patrick, the ability to accommodate a crowd across the enormous yard and pool space had made for joyous celebrations.“We’ve had a hundred people in the back yard at Christmas parties, 80th birthday celebrations, anniversaries, 18ths and 21sts,” Mrs Staunton said.“There’s so much livability in the pool house area and the outdoor area that we can have an enormous amount of people and wake up in the morning and the house is still almost as it was before it started.”More from newsFor under $10m you can buy a luxurious home with a two-lane bowling alley5 Apr 2017Military and railway history come together on bush block24 Apr 2019 4 Havenwood Court, Albany Creek.If you’ve been looking for a house to comfortably host a crowd, 4 Havenwood Court, Albany Creek, could be your next venue.Set on a 1729sq m block, the beautiful two-level house with its expansive floor area was just part of the appeal, according to owner Bernadette Staunton.last_img read more


Not one, but two UK professional trustee accreditation programmes


first_imgBoth the APPT and PMI accreditations follow the framework put together by the Professional Trustee Standards Working Group last year.Those trustees seeking accreditation via the APPT’s process will still need to have completed two PMI exams, but the PMI is now also delivering its own accreditation process.Applications for PMI’s and APPT’s professional trustee accreditations will open from 24 February and in April, respectively, according to the organisations’ press releases.David Fairs, executive director of policy at TPR, commented on both the accreditation launch announcements, in each case stating that he encouraged professional trustees “to fully engage with accreditation programmes”.On APPT’s specifically, he said: “We welcome the APPT’s accreditation for professional trustees to ensure new standards created to improve governance and administration are delivered in a clear and structured way. The standards are an important step to increase protection for savers.”And on PMI’s: “We regard the accreditation of professional trustees as crucial in promoting improved governance standards. We are pleased to note that PMI has produced an accreditation programme which aims to play an important role in achieving our shared objective of improving standards within the professional trusteeship sector.” The Association of Professional Pension Trustees (APPT) and the Pensions Management Institute (PMI) announced separate accreditation programmes for professional trustees last week.Both announcements were made on the back of The Pensions Regulator (TPR) publishing its plan to drive up pension scheme governance standards, albeit without following through on a proposed requirement for schemes to appoint at least one professional trustee.IPE understands that the emergence of two separate accreditation programmes comes after APPT, the industry body for professional trustees of occupational pension schemes, decided to appoint a different provider to manage its accreditation rather than PMI. IPE previously reported that APPT was to oversee the accreditation framework, with PMI to run it.APPT, whose announcement preceded PMI’s by a day, has not commented.last_img read more


Douglas Foster “Doug” Allen


first_imgDouglas Foster “Doug” Allen, 55 of Milan passed away Tuesday March 7 2017, at his home. Doug was born in Dearborn County, IN on Sunday January 14, 1962 to Jarrold and Pauline (Fugate) Allen. He married Andrea (Bushman) Allen April 29, 1995 and she survives.  Doug worked at Haag Ford in the customer service department. Doug was very talented in working with horses.  He enjoyed hunting and racing four wheelers.Doug is survived by wife: Andrea Allen of Milan; son: Austin Allen of Osgood; step-son: Jared Powell of Moores Hill. Daughter: Bailey Laub of Cannan, IN; step-daughters: Rachael Seevers of Moores Hill; Kristi Sharp of Lawrenceville, IL. Sisters: Mary Allen of CA; Judith Allen of Dillsboro; Barbara Cosper of TX; Susan (Paul) McFarland of Indianapolis; 1-Grandson: Dalton Walker.  He was preceded in death by his parents.Services for Douglas Foster Allen will be at a later date.  Laws-Carr-Moore entrusted with arrangements, Box 243, Milan, IN 47031. (812)654-2141.  Go to www.lawscarrmoore.com to leave an online condolence message for the family.last_img read more


Late pass gives Schoknecht edge to Larson, Shryock tops IMCA Modified main at Arlington


first_imgAlso the tour winner at Jackson Motorplex on Sept. 20, Ostermann made it two straight with Billy Johnson and Brandon Allen close behind. Sport Compacts – 1. Alex Dostal; 2. Roberto Esqueda; 3. Jerry Coopman; 4. Alan Lahr; 5. Dan Kastner; 6. Justin Dose; 7. Gavin Maass; 8. Scott Porter; 9. Dylan Braunworth; 10. Tim Senne; 11. Broc Braunworth; 12. Moriah Callahan; 13. Levi Selly; 14. David Marshall; 15. Emily Senne; 16. Corey Black; 17. Reilly McCabe. Random draw winners were Bjerkeset and Dalton Magers. Modifieds – 1. Kelly Shryock; 2. Trent Loverude; 3. Dan Menk; 4. Clint Hatlestad; 5. Ryan Bjerkeset; 6. Cole Anderson; 7. Mark Noble; 8. Chad Porter; 9. Tyler Limoges; 10. Jeff Feaster; 11. Dalton Magers; 12. Rick Nelson; 13. Jerry Wren; 14. Joe Roberts; 15. Aaron McVenes; 16. Josh Larsen; 17. Matt Olson; 18. Nick Steinhaus.  When the white flag came out, Jeff Larson stepped on the pedal and got around Mackenthun on the backstretch to take the checkered flag and the top check. Mackenthun took second ahead of Kelly Shryock, who passed Dustin Larson on the last lap. John Oliver Jr. rounded out the top five.  Paplow fended off an array of challenges before winning ahead of Jeff Carter and Tim Bergerson. Random draws went to Eric Bassett and Chris Neisen. The hard charger went to Jeremy Brown for passing 15 cars. Jeff Larson was the $5,000 IMCA Sunoco Stock Car feature winner at Arlington Raceway’s season-ending Scott Schoknecht Shootout. (Photo by Sarah Moriarty) Longest tow money of $300 went to Colorado’s Angel Munoz. The hard charger was Jeff Lyon, who passed 13 cars. Random $500 draws went to Chad Schroeder, Kevin LaTour, lap one leader Shaun Bruns and Matt Speckman. Other feature winners were Javen Ostermann in the IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars, Cory Probst in the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks, Dan Paplow in the Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods and Alex Dostal in the Mach-1 Sport Compacts.  Shyrock got quite a lead on Trent Loverude to sew up first place but second place was worth $1,500 and there was a battle to the end. Loverude won that with Dan Menk taking third and Clint Hatlestad fourth ahead of Ryan Bjerkeset. Sprint Cars – 1. Javen Ostermann; 2. Billy Johnson; 3. Brandon Allen; 4. Brett Allen; 5. Michael Stien; 6. Brett Geldner;   7. Jeremy Schultz; 8. Bruce Allen; 9. Jesse Cripe; 10. Zach Glaser; 11. Paul Konakowitz; 12. Nolan Herd.    Probst raced from seventh starting to repeat at the Schoknecht Hobby Stock winner, ahead of Dave Johnson and Brad Becker. Hobby Stocks – 1. Cory Probst; 2. Dave Johnson; 3. Brad Becker; 4. John Rebstock; 5. Luke Trebelhorn; 6. Tim Gonska; 7. Nate Manderfield; 8. Jed Trebelhorn; 9. Scott Koep; 10. Clayton Lommen; 11. Ben Reierson; 12. Alyssa White; 13. Chase Peterson; 14. Joe Regner; 15. Sarah Moriarty; 16. Ashelyn Moriarty; 17. Edward Dostal; 18. Jordan Robinson; 19. Riley Gruenhagen; 20. Colton Burke; 21. Tyler Boyda; 22. Patrick Oestreich; 23. Nathan Gegner; 24. Brandon Bombardo.  The rest of the 30-lap race went caution free with the lead pair battling back and forth as Larson had to contend with brother Dustin, who had moved up from his ninth place start. Larson led 11 early circuits before the seventh starting Dan Mackenthun found the extra bite on the bottom and buzzed by for the front spot.  Feature Results Northern SportMods – 1. Dan Paplow; 2. Jeff Carter; 3. Tim Bergerson; 4. Eric Larson; 5. Chris Plamann; 6. Eric Bassett; 7. Jeremy Brown; 8. Jeff Lloyd; 9. Tom Malchow Jr.; 10. Jason Schroeder; 11. John Albrecht; 12. Zach Schultz; 13. J.J. Reimer; 14. Tiffany Maus; 15. John Young; 16. Dean Cornelius; 17. Jim Horejsi; 18. Chris Neisen; 19. David Siercks; 20. Kenneth Dallman Jr.; 21. Mike Steensma; 22. Anthony Dallman; 23. Mike Kennedy.  Shryock did double-duty, leading all 20 laps of the Saturday night IMCA Modified main to earn $1,000 and a Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot berth.  His $1,000 IMCA Modified feature win at the Schoknecht Shootout put Kelly Shryock on the 2020 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot. (Photo by Sarah Moriarty) Stock Cars – 1. Jeff Larson; 2. Dan Mackenthun; 3. Kelly Shryock; 4. Dustin Larson; 5. John Oliver Jr.; 6. Taylor Willms; 7. Shaun Bruns; 8. Chad Schroeder; 9. Brent Uecker; 10. Tim Pessek; 11. Matthew Schauer; 12. Elijah Zevenbergen; 13. Zachary Foesch; 14. Jeff Lyon; 15. Angel Munoz; 16. Kevin LaTour; 17. Dan Eckblad; 18. Andrew Lokenvitz; 19. Andrew Zimmerman; 20. Joe Pommerer; 21. Ryan Grochow; 22. Dean Cornelius; 23. Charlie Rustman; 24. Paul Wenzlaff; 25. Josh Larsen; 26. Jessie Johnson; 27. Matt Speckman. The winged feature doubled as a Sprint Series of Minnesota event and Ostermann owned the track, leading from start to finish. ARLINGTON, Minn. (Sept. 28) – His last-lap pass to regain the lead took Jeff Larson to the $5,000 IMCA Sunoco Stock Car checkers at Arlington Raceway’s Scott Schoknecht Shootout. Dostal got a big lead late in outrunning Robert Esquida and Jerry Coopman in the 4-cylinder clash.last_img read more


Willamette Speedway aims to open this Saturday


first_imgBy Ben DeatherageLEBANON, Ore. – After last weekend’s disappointing cancellation, Willamette Speedway will once again try to have it’s first racing event of 2018 on Saturday, April 21.While IMCA Modifieds return to the historic 1/3-mile venue, both the IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods are primed for their Willamette debuts.Pit gates open at 1 p.m. and the front gates open at 3:30. Racing is at 6 p.m.Officials ask that fans and race teams keep a close eye on the track website or Facebook page for weather and race day updates.last_img


US women national football team co-captains vow to push forward after legal setback


first_imgRelatedPosts US judge blocks Trump’s postal rules that could disrupt election Minister hails Kwara Governor over appointment of 12 female Perm Secs US to divert outstanding 2020 WHO dues – Official US women national football team co-captains Alex Morgan and Megan Rapinoe say they are undaunted in spite of being shocked after a court dismissed their team’s claims for equal pay.The duo, who helped the US to a record fourth FIFA World Cup title last year, said they planned to appeal the decision. A California judge on Friday threw out the players’ claims that they were underpaid in comparison with the men’s team.“This decision was out of left field for us,” said forward Morgan, appearing on a remote live feed on the Good Morning America programme on Monday. “We are fighters and we will continue to fight together for this.”The team’s long-running feud with US Soccer has been a very public and bitter battle and the players had been seeking 66 million dollars in damages under the Equal Pay Act.“The WNT (Women’s National Team) has been paid more on both a cumulative and an average per-game basis than the MNT (Men’s National Team) over the class period,” the court said in its summary judgment.Last year’s Ballon d’Or winner Rapinoe said she questioned the logic of the summary judgment. “If I earn one dollar every time I play and a man earns three dollars, just because I win ten games and he only wins three games — and so I make 10 dollars and he made nine dollars —I’m not sure how that’s me making more money,” she said.The court allowed complaints of unfair medical, travel and training to proceed to trial, which is scheduled to begin June 16.Some of the players’ high-profile backers, including women’s sports pioneer Billie Jean King and presumptive US Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, leapt to their defence after news of their legal setback broke.“Don’t give up this fight. This is not over yet,” Biden wrote in a tweet to the team on Saturday, then telling US Soccer: “Equal pay, now. Or else when I’m president, you can go elsewhere for World Cup funding.”The US Men’s National Team Players Association reiterated its support for the female players in a statement on Monday. “The USMNT players continue to stand with the WNT players in their efforts to secure equal pay,” the group said.“For a year and a half the USMNT players have made proposals to the Federation that will achieve equal pay for the USMNT and USWNT players.”Reuters/NAN.Tags: Alex MorganEqual Paygender equalityMegan RapinoesoccerusaWomen National Football Teamlast_img read more


Britton’s got talent


first_imgFionnuala Britton won Ireland’s second bronze medal at the European Indoor Championships in Gothenburg. A day after Ciaran O’Lionaird finished third in the men’s 3,000 metres, Britton repeated the feat in a thrilling finish to the women’s race, which had also bizarrely featured a false start. Portugal’s Sara Moreira was a comfortable winner in eight minutes 58.50 seconds, but just 0.09secs covered second to fourth with Germany’s Corinna Harrer taking silver in 9mins 00.50s, Britton third in 9:00.54 and Russia’s Yelena Korobkina fourth in 9:00.59. “I needed to stay out of trouble and conserve energy. I knew I couldn’t dictate the race, I had to follow it,” said Britton, twice a winner of the European Cross Country title. “When we sprinted for it I could have got second so I am a bit disappointed, but I could also have got fourth. I have come in fourth place so many times I was thinking ‘I’m not coming fourth, I’m not coming fourth’.” Britton avoided being caught up in the false start, which saw Britain’s Lauren Howarth also tumble to the track on the first bend and the field complete three-quarters of a hesitant first lap before being halted by officials. Howarth, who went on to finish sixth despite a nasty gash on her right thigh, said: “It was a bit of a distraction, but you’ve got to laugh at it really, move on and get on with the race. “I’m a bit gutted because I could have easily got a medal but it’s a championship race. I fell over at my last race at the European Cross Country and went flat on my face, so I seem to like falling over.” In the women’s 800m final, Ciara Everard was sixth in a race won by Ukraine’s Nataliya Lupu. Sprinter Amy Foster failed to make it through to the 60m final, finishing seventh in her semi-final in 7.37. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more


Lomachenko stops Rigondeaux to retain WBO world title


first_img(REUTERS) – Vasyl Lomachenko retained his WBO super-featherweight title with a sixth round technical knockout of Guillermo Rigondeaux in New York City on Saturday, the impressive Ukrainian handing the Cuban-born American his first professional defeat.The highly-anticipated duel between a pair of double Olympic champions resulted in an anti-climatic finish, however, when Rigondeaux, citing a hand and wrist injury, told the referee that he did not want to continue prior to the seventh round.All three judges had Rigondeaux, who moved up two weight divisions for the bout, behind when he quit in front of a disappointed Madison Square Garden crowd, making it the fourth consecutive Lomachenko fight in which his opponent has retired.Lomachenko, the 29-year-old heavy pre-fight favourite, defended his title for a fourth time and improved his career record to 10-1 (eight TKOs), including seven knockouts.The 37-year-old Rigondeaux (17-1), who was warned by the referee several times for foul play, began telling his trainer after the third round that his left hand and wrist hurt.“This is not his weight so it’s not a big win for me,” Lomachenko, who won gold medals at the Beijing and London Olympics, told reporters. “But he’s a good fighter, he’s got great skills. I adjusted to his style, low blows and all.”last_img read more