Northern Ireland: Windsor Park to welcome 1,060 fans for Euro 2020 play-off against Slovakia | Football News

first_imgThe Irish FA says fans attending the play-off next Thursday will be issued with a code of conduct outlining the measures in place to ensure the safety of all supporters. Thursday 12th November 7:00pm More than 1,000 fans will be at Windsor Park for Northern Ireland’s Euro 2020 play-off final against Slovakia next Thursday.A total of 1,060 supporters will be allocated socially distanced seats in the 18,500 capacity stadium. Irish FA chief executive Patrick Nelson said: “We have worked closely with the Minister for Communities, Carál Ní Chuilín, and her officials, as well as the team at Belfast City Council, to land on this number.“Our own staff have also played a significant role in this and we’re delighted to have fans back at the National Football Stadium at Windsor Park, in a safe and responsible setting, for one of our biggest games in recent times.”Tickets will be allocated via a ballot, with those successful to be notified next week.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – The announcement comes after 600 fans attended last month’s 1-0 home defeat against Austria in the Nations League.The Slovakia match is the first of two home games in the space of a week for Northern Ireland, who host Romania in the Nations League on November 18.No decision has yet been taken regarding the possibility of fans attending that match.- Advertisement – Kick off 7:45pm – Advertisement –last_img read more

Governor Wolf Orders Flags at Half-Staff to Honor Fallen Firefighter Kenneth Greene

first_img Flag Order,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf has ordered all commonwealth flags on the Capitol Complex and throughout the City of Philadelphia to fly at half-staff to honor fallen Philadelphia firefighter Lieutenant Kenneth Greene.Lieutenant Kenneth Greene passed away on September 14th from injuries sustained while working in the line of duty on September 3rd.The Commonwealth Flag shall remain lowered at half-staff until his interment. The United States Flag should remain at full-staff during this tribute. September 15, 2017 Governor Wolf Orders Flags at Half-Staff to Honor Fallen Firefighter Kenneth Greenecenter_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Who’s responsible for rental property damage after massive storms?

first_imgWe manage a large number of properties around the Brisbane region. So, when announcements start getting sent out about severe weather patterns property managers start strapping on the head gear, getting the high vis out and bracing for impact.Many of our colleagues around the state, especially in north Queensland, have been inundated by calls of damage but in the inner city Brisbane region we faired quite well.The main areas of damage have occurred in flood prone areas or with properties that had pre-existing roofing issues.It is however a timely reminder for investors of the importance of insurance and addressing maintenance requests as quickly as possible.Insurance premiums that include flooding have spiked since the 2011 floods. Adding a flood cover to your policy can add thousands of dollars to your premium, so the question is often asked “do I need it?”.The large majority of the contents will be the tenants responsibility and fall under their contents insurance, which means even in times of flooding you may not need to claim.So its not always necessary. But it is insurance and when you need it you tend to really, really need it.Our advice to clients relates to ‘return on investment’, how much will it cost and can you afford to cover it if the worst happens? The answer to those questions holds the answer.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this homeless than 1 hour agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor6 hours agoWho’s responsible for the clean up when big storms hit.Planning for these emergency situations will ensure that when disaster strikes you and your property are as protected as possible.However, where costs can shift from tenant to landlords are in those situations where there are pre-existing requests for maintenance about leaking rooves or where blocked drains have gone unanswered.This can potentially put landlords in the firing line if they haven’t acted on these requests and what would have been a tenants cost can now be passed on to the owner.In this age of litigation and when consumer protection watchdogs are at their most alert it is essential landlords are up to date with their responsibilities. Maintenance must be kept up to date and there is now even more compliance certification needed.There is a lot of bottle neck legislation that pushes compliance onto landlords. Currently it’s a landlords responsibility to ensure safety switches are complaint, smokes alarms are checked and serviced as well as pool fences all certified to current state compliance laws. Checking these items has now created an entire industry of compliance services businesses and there will be more checks to come.Owning an investment property does come at a cost and providing shelter similarly comes with a responsibility. Every property investor should be allocating a portion of their annual budget for prevention maintenance, reactive maintenance, insurance and compliance.last_img read more

The Qld city climbing the global property rich list

first_img Out of this world Gold Coast mansion hits the market with $30 million price tag Sydney (17th), Melbourne (21st) and Perth (30th) also made the Knight Frank Prime Global Cities Index – Q3 2019. 26 Knightsbridge Parade East, Sovereign Islands, is listed for US$30 million, or approximately AUD$45 millionKnight Frank’s Australia head of residential research Michelle Ciesielski said the prestige end of the property market had been less impacted by the tightening of lending measures.“In fact, the major east coast cities of Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and the Gold Coast have now recorded 25 quarters, or more, of positive annual growth,” she said.The latest report shows that the Brisbane prestige market recorded two per cent growth in the last quarter, a slight drop on the 2.2 per cent growth recorded in the second quarter of 2019.The Gold Coast recorded 1.3 per cent growth – up from 1.1 per cent. This Bulimba mansion recently sold for $8.4 million, equalling the Brisbane residential auction record.Every Australian city saw growth drop from last quarter, and from the same quarter last year.But four of the five cities, Perth excluded, recorded growth in luxury residential prices that was still higher than the overall global average annual prime price growth of 1.1 per cent.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus10 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market10 hours ago“Growth in prime property prices closely follows the performance on the stock exchange – and there have been some significant gains made on the Australian sharemarket in 2019,” Ms Ciesielski said.“Collectively the Australian prime market has continued to see sustainable growth of 2 per cent in the year ending September 2019, while the sharemarket recorded a 7.7 per cent return.“With equities on an upward growth trajectory, its likely this will follow through to further growth in prime property prices.” MORE NEWS: Brisbane’s growth star suburbs named Brisbane home values could reach new high in just 4 months Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:58Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:58 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD576p576p360p360p216p216pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenWhy location is everything in real estate01:59FIVE Australian cities rank in the top 30 global cities for luxury price growth, including two from Queensland.And one of those cities is marching up the rankings.The Gold Coast, which only entered the global rankings for the first time last quarter, has moved up one spot from 27th to 26th position.Brisbane is also on the list, and was ranked 22nd for the third quarter, down from 20th spot last quarter. MORE NEWS: International buyers splash big cash on Gold Coast rainforest estatecenter_img 32 Carey Pde, Tamborine Mountain is one of the country’s largest privately-held rainforest estates, and recently sold to international buyers in a multimillion-dollar deal.Overall, the Prime Global Cities Index increased by 1.1 per cent in the year to September 2019, down from 3.4 per cent in 2018, with slower prime price growth attributable to mounting economic headwinds.However, Knight Frank’s head of prestige residential Deborah Cullen said the top end of the market was showing “more consideration and time in transacting”. Gold Coast’s biggest mansion hits market with $45 million price taglast_img read more

September 4, 2017 Police Blotter

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Grandmother arrested after giving 1-year-old lethal dose of methadone

first_imgAuthorities with the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office have arrested a grandmother after she reportedly gave her 15-month-old grandson a lethal dose of methadone instead of his allergy medication.59-year-old Brett Aitken was formally charged last week for the incident that occurred in St. Augustine around the last week of December.According to the report, Aitken told authorities that her grandson had an allergy attack and she administered the methadone to the infant thinking it was his allergy medication. Aitken then detailed that at some point prior to the day, she poured the methadone that had been a left over prescription  from a deceased person into an empty allergy container with the infants name on it and that’s where the confusion occurred.When authorities asked Aitken why she kept the left over medication, she reportedly told them that it was for a “rainy day.”According to our news partners at CBS12, Methadone is a drug that is typically used to help addicts quit using heroin and other opiates by reducing withdrawal symptoms.Aitken has charged with manslaughter and is currently jailed on an $100,000 bond.last_img read more

Paragliding Couch Potato

first_imgA Turkish paraglider wants you to know that the sport is very safe. In fact it’s as safe as sitting on your couch.29-year-old Hasan Kaval is a paragliding instructor hooked up his parachute harness to a couch, lamp and television which he then took for a spin.Video shows Kaval kicking his feet up, eating some snacks and watching TV all while airborne.Thus proving….paragliding is super safe!last_img

Acadian Trojans score another win

first_img House fire in Winter Harbor – October 27, 2014 State budget vs. job creation – January 22, 2015 Bio Latest posts by admin (see all) admin Hancock County Court News Nov. 3 thorugh Dec. 11 – January 22, 2015 ORONO — The Acadian Trojans dominated all comers at the Maine Basketball Festival at the University of Maine at Orono on Saturday and Sunday. The undefeated team won games by as much as 38 points. The closest game of the day was a not-so-slim 16-point win.Acadian Trojan Ben Walls was the tournament MVP. He racked up an impressive 112 points over the five-game tournament.For complete story see the March 12, 2009 edition of the Mount Desert Islander. Latest Posts This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textlast_img read more

The Latest: Udinese owner against restarting too soon

first_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Udinese owner Gianpaolo Pozzo says it “wouldn’t make sense” to restart Serie A anytime soon. The club says president Ahmet Nar Cebi and a player were among those who tested positive.Turkish teams have resumed limited training sessions following the federation’s decision to restart matches in empty stadiums on June 12.___The three leading women’s pole vaulters get their turn to compete on Saturday in the second edition of the Ultimate Garden Clash.Katerina Stefanidi of Greece, Katie Nageotte of the United States and Alysha Newman of Canada will participate in the event but won’t be competing in their backyards because they don’t have the equipment at home. They will instead be at nearby training facilities. Pozzo says it’s better to wait until “we’ve passed the critical phase” before thinking about restarting.He says if a team is ordered into quarantine after playing two or three matches because a player tests positive and the season is stopped again “we’ll have made a huge mistake.”Udinese was three points above the relegation zone in 14th place before Serie A was suspended on March 9.___The Italian soccer federation has set up a pool of inspectors to check that teams comply with new health protocols and government decrees issued during the coronavirus pandemic. May 14, 2020 The top men’s pole vaulters competed in the Ultimate Garden Clash at their homes in early May. Mondo Duplantis and Renaud Lavillenie shared the victory with more than 250,000 people watching a live stream.The winner on Saturday will be the vaulter who clears the bar at 4 meters the most times in 30 minutes.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6center_img Serie A teams were permitted to resume individual training on May 4 while full team training can restart Monday.Lazio has reportedly already been training in groups of three players. The federation says inspectors will verify that practices are held according to the rules.The league said on Wednesday that it hopes to resume playing games on June 13 but the government has not approved a restart yet.___Turkish soccer club Besiktas says eight people have tested positive for the coronavirus and training has been suspended. Associated Press The Latest: Udinese owner against restarting too soonlast_img read more

Despite drop, bookstore sales reflect economic recovery

first_imgDespite a small dip in October sales for the USC Pertusati Bookstore, officials said the store’s retail sales show signs of recovery, consistent with the nationwide trend.According to Thomson Reuters’ tally of 30 major chain stores, national retail sales for October rose 1.8 percent compared to last October. Though inventory numbers have not yet been finalized, Daniel Archer, director of the Pertusati University Bookstore, said sales in the month were down about 0.7 percent — $250,000 less than the $3.7 million earned last October.Book Drop · The USC Pertusati Bookstore recorded a 0.7 percent drop in October sales, but officials are optimistic sales will increase over the course of the coming months. – Geo Tu | Daily TrojanArcher said the relatively small size of the dip is significant. Officials were prepared for worse, he said, particularly considering USC played less home football games this semester.“The fact that we had these numbers even though we had more football games last year actually makes it a victory,” Archer said.Archer added he was confident the sales would increase by the USC’s final home game against Arizona on Dec. 5. Last year, the bookstore made $3.3 million in sales in November and $3.9 million in December, Archer said. This year, the bookstore is hoping to at least match last years’ numbers.“Flat is the new ‘up’ in retail,” Archer said.Home games tend to be more lucrative for the bookstore, Archer said, generating an average of $600,000 in sales during the week as opposed to about $200,000 for away games or bye weeks.Alumni and fan purchases account for most of those sales, he said, so the bookstore focuses on selling merchandise such as USC gifts and clothing.“The Trojan brand right now is one of the hottest in the country,” Archer said. “The Pete Carroll era has been a big piece of why the brand’s popularity has grown. In the end, it’s all driven by Trojan fanatics.”The sales can also be affected by the success of the football team, according to Lars Perner, assistant professor of clinical marketing at USC.“Clearly the better the team is doing the better sales will be,” Perner said. “It’s a very critical situation. The more we win and the more national media coverage we get, the more demand there is.”Though USC has lost two games this year, Archer said the three upcoming home games will generate substantial revenue for the bookstore.Although retail sales declined only slightly, textbook sales took a larger hit.“There’s something I refer to as ‘the textbook crisis in America,’” Archer said. “Prices have gotten to the point where students are looking at foregoing buying textbooks.”Textbook sales, which are strongest at the beginning of each semester, were down about 14 percent compared to 2008, while other book sales were down about 8 percent, according to Raymond McDermott, the manager of course materials for USC Bookstores. Used textbook sales remained about the same.For the last couple of years, textbook sales have leveled off as more students turn to alternative sources for textbooks, McDermott said. But, he added, the state of the economy last year contributed to a more significant drop than usual.But finally, sales are beginning to improve, he said.“It’s only now that most retails are starting to see any kind of pickup,” McDermott said. “The holidays might not be as good as previous years. Even though the recession has ended, the job situation is still horrendous and people aren’t spending on books because of it.”According to Archer, the book sales and retail sales are independent of each other. Although there are spikes in textbook sales at the beginning of each semester and in general merchandise sales before football games, the bookstore’s computer sales remain more or less constant throughout the year.last_img read more