The critical list

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Once home to the Coast’s biggest developer family this unit comes with a touch of luxury

first_img1404/120 Marine Pde CoolangattaGOOD things come in three’s and the same goes for this three-bedroom, three-bathroom, three car-ported Coolangatta unit. Originally home to the Gold Coast’s Nikiforides family, this sky-home at 1404/120 Marine Pde was designed with their expensive taste. Located at the Reflections Tower which was developed by the Nikiforides family in 2006, the unit comes fully furnished. 1404/120 Marine Pde CoolangattaA northern Birsbane couple purchased the unit off Nikiforides patriarch Con Nikiforides in 2009 and used it as a holiday home. “The couple have had it for a holiday house but have rented it our over the past 12 months,” Mr Bisgrove said. 1404/120 Marine Pde Coolangatta“A lot of people who see the unit are really drawn to the big balcony, and it is the only apartment with a side balcony, another special touch by the Nikiforides family.“Most of the interest has been from interstate buyers, particularly Melbourne.” The apartment features a 50sq m deck along with timber and marble finishes throughout.center_img 1404/120 Marine Pde CoolangattaMore from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North9 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day agoRay White Coolangatta and Tweed Heads agent Wayne Bisgrove is marketing the property and said the unit comes with personal touches put in by the Nikiforides family.“When homebuyers come to inspect the unit they are always blowna way by the view but the unit also comes with some nifty features which seems to wow them,” Mr Bisgrove said. The unit has a sense of luxury with televisions that pop up out of marble kicthe benchtops and windows that frost at the flick of a button in the bathroom. last_img read more

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CMA CGM boosts profitability despite volume slowdown

first_imgRevenue for the period reached $7 billion, down 9% compared with the second quarter of 2019, due to a slowdown in volumes related to the impact of the global public health crisis on international trade. Posted: 4 months ago Further recovery in container shipping expected Considering the uncertainties relating to the current health and economic environment, the CMA CGM said it remains cautious and continues to apply the necessary public health measures, adapt its offerings, and focus efforts on operational efficiency, cost control and optimizing its operational set up. “CEVA Logistics’ turnaround plan is underway and in line with our expectations. During this public health crisis, preserving the safety of our employees was a top priority. Our teams have been working hard to ensure the Group’s and customers’ business continuity. Our expertise has been especially useful in combating COVID-19 by developing sea and logistical bridges to supply essential medical equipment. Third quarter results should mark a new improvement in our performance.” Categories: An unprecedented time for shipping and logistics CEVA Logistics turnaround plan implementation remained on track despite the challenging environment. According to CMA CGM, the COVID-19 crisis has confirmed the relevance of the company’s strategy of offering complementary shipping and logistics services, such as CEVA Logistics’ commercial airfreight and warehousing solutions. The second quarter saw the initial signs of the recovery of the CMA CGM Group’s logistics subsidiary. These factors recently drove freight rates to historically high levels, in particular on transpacific routes where the group has a strong presence. During the second quarter of this year, French container shipping major CMA CGM improved profitability in all its business activities despite challenges related to COVID-19. The company posted a net income of $136 million in Q2 2020, up sharply compared with a loss of $109 million in Q2 2019 and a profit of $48 million seen in Q1 2020. Specifically, volumes were down 13.3% in Q2 2020 compared with the corresponding period a year earlier. As a result, revenue for the quarter was down 10.9% compared with the second quarter of 2019, totaling $5.3 billion for shipping.center_img CMA CGM performed second quarter operations under unprecedented circumstances due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Container traffic volumes decreased for the first time since 2009 as a result of lockdown measures in several countries. Business & Finance During the quarter, the group’s operating performance generated operating cash flow in excess of $1.1 billion. Moreover, the group’s liquidity was further strengthened by securing a EUR 1.05 billion guaranteed bank loan, EUR 300 million of which was allocated to the CEVA Logistics capital increase. “Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, our group reported excellent results during the 2nd quarter, thus strengthening our financial structure. Thanks to our agile business model and synergies between our shipping and logistics business activities, we were able to adapt our service offerings to meet our customers’ fast-changing needs,” Rodolphe Saadé, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the CMA CGM Group, commented. EBITDA increased 26.3%, compared with the second quarter of 2019, and reached more than $1.2 billion.  The recovery in container shipping seen since April should continue during the third quarter of 2020 for most routes, driven by faster recovery in the consumption of goods than of services, the growth of e-commerce, and usual seasonality, CMA CGM said. Unit cost by TEU was down 4.6% compared with the second quarter of 2019, at $892 due to the decline in oil prices, the froup’s cost-cutting initiatives and the reduction in the fleet of vessels and containers deployed. CMA CGM obtains € 1.05 billion loan Posted: 4 months ago “The group will carefully monitor the development of the situation, which remains uncertain. However, the group is confident in its business outlook for the third quarter of 2020: the current strong momentum of the shipping market, driven by both volumes and freight rates, should allow the group to further significantly improve its operating margin compared with the second quarter,” CMA CGM concluded.last_img read more

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UK school children to be taught ‘boys can have periods too’

first_imgNZ Herald 17 December 2018Family First Comment: Probably best you don’t enrol your child for Biology at these schools. #ConfusionReignsSupremeSchool children in the UK will be taught that “all genders” can have periods in new sex education lessons, in a victory for transgender rights campaigners.The advice to teachers was approved by Brighton & Hove City Council as they try to tackle stigma around menstruation.The new advice follows a council report which said: “Trans boys and men and non-binary people may have periods”, adding that “menstruation must be inclusive of all genders”.Bins used for menstruation products will be provided in all toilets for children, according to the report.It also calls for transgender students and pupils to be provided with additional support from a school nurse if needed.The report recommends that “language and learning about periods is inclusive of all genders, cultures, faiths and sexual orientations. For example; ‘girls and women and others who have periods’”.READ MORE: https://www.nzherald.co.nz/lifestyle/news/article.cfm?c_id=6&objectid=12178061last_img read more

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Nani: I was never in Ronaldo and Rooney’s shadow at Man Utd

first_img Loading… Promoted ContentTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World9 Most Disturbing Movie Dystopias7 Reasons Why You Might Want To Become A Vegetarian6 Extreme Facts About Hurricanes8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth8 Best 1980s High Tech Gadgets10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?Couples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All TimeYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks Former Manchester United winger Nani says he never felt he was in the shadow of Cristiano Ronaldo and Wayne Rooney during his time at Old Trafford. When Ronaldo left in the summer of 2009, some saw Nani as his replacement. He had already made more than 70 competitive appearances for United by then, but the expectations on him were raised. “When Cristiano left, an illusion was created,” Nani says. “People said me and Ronaldo had a very similar style, there were lots of comparisons and they wanted a replacement for him – and they had me. “But they got it wrong; they shouldn’t have said we have the new Ronaldo, they should have said we have Nani. Better or worse, with different qualities. “In the first two years after Ronaldo left, I had some excellent times. Then I had the misfortune of having some injuries and my form dropped after my recovery. Read Also:Nani doesn’t think Modric deserved the Ballon d’Or “I was no longer meeting expectations, which was maybe to produce the same numbers as Ronaldo, the same number of goals. “But I was a different player; I never scored so many goals, but got more assists.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 The Portugal international, now 33, spent eight seasons at United between 2007 and 2015 after following in Ronaldo’s footsteps from Sporting C.P. Nani won four Premier League titles and the Champions League in a United career that spanned over 200 appearances, while Ronaldo left for Real Madrid two seasons after Nani had joined. “And there were no shadows at that time. We had a fantastic team. “I played with Ronaldo lots of times as a starter. Our team had two or three playing styles and when it came to facing certain teams it was Nani and Ronaldo, while others were Ronaldo with Rooney. “I was fortunate that when I came to Manchester, I played a lot of games in my first two years there and I was one of the most used players in the Champions League. So I have no reason to complain.” With Nani and Ronaldo both playing out wide for Portugal and both signed from the same club, comparisons between the two were inevitable.last_img read more

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WARNING SIGNS REQUIRED Proposed ordinance makes safety signs mandatory on road works

first_imgMondejar’s proposed measure was passedon first reading. The provincial board member will review the results of the committeehearing last December 2019. Provincial Board (PB) member JuneMondejar of the 2nd District raised this question, saying the number of roadaccidents in the province has been increasing since last year. He cited Department of Public Works andHighways Order No. 35 in 2015, which directs all of its implementing officesand contractors for “strict compliance to the road works safety and trafficmanagement and construction safety and health requirements during constructionand maintenance of roads and bridges./PN The Philippine National Police will be assignedto enforce the policy in every municipality and city in the province. Mondejar, chairman of the PB’s committeeon public order and safety, is pinning part of the blame on lack or shortage ofroad safety signs.“Maglibot kamo agyan ninyo sa karsada mayara contractor nga walapagbutang, may ara man nganagabutang pero indi epektibo kapin pa kon gab-i kay ti indi reflectorized,”a disgruntled Mondejar said. Under the proposed measure, violatorswill get a P5,000 fine for the first offense; P5,000 or imprisonment for aperiod of seven days, or both, for the second offense; and P5, 000 orimprisonment for a period of 15 days, or both, for the third offense.  MONDEJAR. Office of Board Member June S. Mondejar/Facebook “Weoften hear that there are motor and vehicle accidents that happened because ofineffective warning signs.  Ang purpose sang ordinanceamo nga ma-prevent or minimize ang vehicular accidents sa ginakay-o nga karsada ukon taytay,” saidMondejar. He cited Iloilo Police ProvincialOffice’s data showing an average of 10 persons die each month due to vehicularaccidents in this province. According to Mondejar, most of the vehicularaccidents involved motorcycles but there were also passenger jeepneys, privatevehicles and taxis, among others. To compel erring contractors to strictlyenforce road safety measures, Mondejar introduced an ordinance that wouldrequire them to install appropriate safety measures in the implementation ofroad or bridge infrastructure projects. ILOILO – Road signs are designed to provide warnings. Buthow do these signages provide proper caution when they are too small to bereadily visible to motorists? last_img read more

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John Levi

first_imgJohn Levi, 63 of Milan, passed away Thursday May 25, 2016 at his residence. John was born July 10, 1952 in Milan the son of Ernest and Juanita (Walker) Levi. He married Susan (Hill) Levi July 10, 2007 and she survives. He was an Navy Veteran and a member of the Moores Hill Legion Post # 209 and VFW in Vevay.  He enjoyed riding motorcycles and scuba diving.John is survived by wife Susan Levi of Milan, Stepsons: Tom (Kimberly) Jasper of Lafayette, Terry (Kari) Jasper of AZ. Step Daughers: Linda (Eric) Sechrest of Versailles, Wendy (Rick) Crain of Milan, Paula Ballard of Milan, several nieces, nephews, several grandchildren and great grandchildren.Services will be at the convenience of the family. Go to www.lawscarrmoore.com to leave an online condolence message for the family.  Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home, PO Box 243, Milan, Indiana 47031. 812-654-2141.last_img read more

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Maryland to leave Atlantic Coast Conference for Big Ten in 2014

first_img Published on November 19, 2012 at 12:06 pm Contact Ryne: rjgery@syr.edu Facebook Twitter Google+ The University of Maryland will leave the Atlantic Coast Conference for the Big Ten on July 1, 2014, the school and conference announced on Monday.Maryland’s announced departure will end a nearly six-decade era in the ACC for the school.“Today is a watershed moment for the University of Maryland,” UMD President Wallace D. Loh said in a news release. “Membership in the Big Ten Conference is in the strategic interest of the University of Maryland.”UMD submitted a written application to the Big Ten Conference on Monday, according to a Maryland athletic department news release. The Big Ten Council of Presidents/Chancellors met via conference call and approved Maryland’s application.Maryland was one of the ACC’s charter members, helping start the conference in 1953.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe move comes despite multiple teams set to join the ACC. Syracuse and Pittsburgh will join the conference for all sports beginning with the 2013-14 academic year, and Notre Dame announced in September it plans to join the ACC in all sports except football.Rutgers is expected to announce a move from the Big East to the Big Ten on Tuesday, ESPN.com reported Monday. With Maryland and Rutgers, the Big Ten would have 14 teams.Maryland has gone through financial struggles in the athletic department recently, eliminating seven sports programs in July. The move to the Big Ten is expected to increase the university’s revenue through athletics in the long term. In the short term, Maryland must pay a $50 million exit fee to the ACC to move to the Big Ten. The conference voted to increase its exit fee after Notre Dame announced it would join.ACC Commissioner John Swofford released a statement Monday after Maryland’s announcement.“Our best wishes are extended to all of the people associated with the University of Maryland,” Swofford said. “Since our inception, they have been an outstanding member of our conference and we are sorry to see them exit. For the past 60 years the Atlantic Coast Conference has exhibited leadership in academics and athletics. This is our foundation and we look forward to building on it as we move forward.”Maryland is in the Atlantic Division of the ACC, the division Syracuse will join next year.Maryland’s men’s basketball program won the national championship in 2002, but the team has missed the NCAA Tournament in each of the past two seasons. The Terrapins will leave behind a storied rivalry with Duke when they move to the Big Ten.The football program, coached by former Syracuse assistant coach Randy Edsall, last reached a bowl in 2010.Some of Maryland’s largest successes in recent years have come from the men’s and women’s lacrosse programs. The Terrapins’ men’s team reached the national title game each of the last two seasons, losing to Loyola (Md.) and Virginia. The women’s team has reached the final four in four consecutive years, winning the national title in 2010.Maryland is leaving a lacrosse-rich ACC for a conference without a lacrosse component.A spokesman in the athletic department said no decision has been made about the lacrosse programs’ plans. Commentslast_img read more

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Closure of Belle Vue dogs likely after planning approval

first_imgShare Related Articles Submit Share Degree 53 expands technical and product development teams   July 22, 2020 ARC confirms Belle Vue closure August 3, 2020 ARC temporarily suspends ‘uneconomical’ Belle Vue meetings  June 10, 2020 StumbleUpon The UK greyhound racing industry has taken another blow after a Manchester Planning and Highways committee approved proposals that would close Belle Vue Greyhound Stadium. The track, was the first purpose-built greyhound track in the UK, and was the last remaining greyhound stadium in the North West. Having been built in 1926, the infrastructure is synonymous with the Belle Vue area in East Manchester, and its closure is expected to result in approximately 200 jobs being lost. The development of the site will be overseen by Countryside Properties, and will see 247 new houses built, 14% of which will be allocated under an affordable housing scheme. The proposals were submitted after a consultation report highlighted the track’s decline in revenues and footfall in recent years.Belle Vue’s closure would put the number of remaining tracks in the UK at 20. It comes as the track was acquired earlier this year by Arena Racing Company (ARC) from the Greyhound Racing Association (GRA). Some of the local campaigners are still hopeful that the redevelopment of the track will not happen, but struggled to make their voice heard among a strong contingent of anti-greyhound racing protesters.Sombre News from the Planning Meeting…Sadly, as we predicted the decision by the Planning Committee was unanimously in favour of the applicant’s development.This is not the end. Far from it.After some reflection we will announce our next move.“Keep the faith!” pic.twitter.com/auDBn5JZa3— Save Belle Vue Stadium (@VueSave) December 19, 2019Speaking with Simon Banks, CEO of Star Recruitment, he emphasised that the closure would be a huge loss to the sport.He said: “The loss of Belle Vue is huge blow to greyhound racing in the UK as it is the only remaining track in the North West. There is a massive potential audience for the sport in Manchester and its environs and we know that when a track closes very few of the regular attendees go to other tracks, but rather they drift away from the sport.“There is a false narrative that track closures are linked to declining interest. Attendances are actually holding up and I note that Romford’s Boxing Day meeting is sold out. Most recent track closures have been for residential development, not because of lack of interest. Greyhound racing is an affordable leisure option that appeals to young people in particular.“There are around 200 people who work directly or indirectly at Belle Vue and its closure will be keenly felt. There are 17 trainers attached to the track and some of those would find travel to another track impractical. There will also be an impact on the businesses in the Manchester area that supply the track.“I understand that there is a nationwide housing crisis and that there is demand for housing but there is a danger that people have somewhere to live, but nowhere to enjoy their leisure time. I’m sure there are many other suitable sites for development in the Greater Manchester area and to lose a much used and much loved facility will detract from the Manchester leisure offer as a whole.”last_img read more

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