Topics : Australian authorities on Thursday began putting time limits on the use of police to enforce restrictions on personal movement intended to slow the spread of the coronavirus, as standoffs continued with cruise ships denied entry to ports.Australian states have instructed police to issue fines of up to A$11,000 ($6,672) to people who violate federal orders that ban non-essential travel and limit groups of people gathering outside to two.In New South Wales, the most populous state with nearly a third of the country’s 25 million population, police have also threatened prison terms of up to six months for people who violate the rules. “When is the turn-off period for these orders? It is 90 days,” state police commissioner Mick Fuller told a televised news conference in Sydney.”People will have gotten the message by then, hopefully. And we won’t be talking about the powers, we’ll be talking about what does it look like coming out of this?”Police in NSW and other states have already started issuing tickets to people suspected of breaching orders which authorities themselves have called “draconian”.Officials in the second most populous state of Victoria said policing of social distancing rules may last until June, without giving specific dates. Shutdown bites Like countries around the world, Australia has ordered the shutdown of restaurants, cafes, bars, movie theatres and instructed people to stay inside unless they are shopping for food or taking their daily exercise as it tries to contain the flu-like illness. So far, more than 5,200 people have been infected in Australia, and 23 have died.The restrictions have crippled the local economy, putting hundreds of thousands out of work and hammering investors.The Australian share market was down about 3% on Thursday, following declines on Wall Street where US health officials gave projections of hundreds of thousands of deaths, quashing hopes of a quick return to business as usual.Australian health authorities have said infection rates appear to have slowed in recent days but it is too early to say definitively.The country has meanwhile banned cruise ships from docking after being found to be the biggest single source of coronavirus infections, with 20% of cases linked to passengers and crew from the ships.Cruise ship arrivals became a source of public anger after hundreds of passengers from Carnival Corp’s Ruby Princess were allowed to disembark in Sydney last month and hundreds later tested positive for COVID-19.A military-style operation was planned to airlift doctors onto eight cruise ships floating off the NSW coast which were refusing orders to leave Australian waters, so that the doctors could conduct health checks on nearly 9,000 crew members, local media reported.In Western Australia, a standoff continued between immigration officials and foreign-owned cruise ships which were also refusing to leave.The Maritime Union of Australia said there were 11 foreign-owned cruise ships in limbo in Australian waters, with 11,000 crew members in total, and their situation was “an emerging humanitarian crisis”
M&G Prudential, State Street, Mercer, Barnett Waddingham, Avida, BNY Mellon IM, eVestment, Aviva Investors, HSBC GAM, PGIM Real EstateM&G Prudential – Mike Evans has been appointed chair of M&G Prudential ahead of its planned demerger from UK insurance group Prudential. Evans currently chairs the board of Just Eat, a mobile app company, and previously served as chairman of the boards of UK fund broker Hargreaves Lansdown and property company Zoopla.Prudential said further board appointments would be announced “in due course”. It has not yet set a date for the demerger as it is subject to the completion of other changes within the Prudential group.Evans said: “This is an exciting time to be joining M&G Prudential, which is a strong business with lots of opportunities for growth in the UK and international savings and investment markets. I look forward to working with John and his team as we become an independent business.” M&G Prudential runs €395.4bn worldwide, according to IPE’s latest Top 400 Asset Managers guide.PGIM – PGIM Real Estate, part of the US financial services giant Prudential Financial, plans to expand its defined contribution (DC) offering into Europe and Asia and has promoted David Skinner to lead its global operations. Skinner has led the US DC operation for PGIM Real Estate for seven years and manages two daily-priced property portfolios. The firm has also hired Sara Shean as an executive director – she was previously head of institutional DC at Cohen & Steers.State Street – The US financial services giant has poached Angela Summonte from BNP Paribas Securities Services to lead its institutional business in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA).As head of asset owner and official institutions sector solutions, Summonte will be responsible for the group’s institutional sales strategy and business and product development. Summonte worked at BNP Paribas for 14 years in various sales roles across banking, global custody, and fund administration.Aviva Investors – The UK-based asset management arm of insurance firm Aviva is setting up a US equities team, to be led by new recruit Susan Schmidt. She joins from Westwood Holdings Group, an investment management company based in Texas, where she was a senior portfolio manager focused on small and mid-cap companies.The creation of a US equities team follows the appointment of eight equities staff from Aberdeen Standard Investments in July. Aviva Investors also hired David Cumming as equities CIO in January.Cumming said the firm would add more staff to Schmidt’s team, based in Chicago, in the coming months. Tom Meyers, the company’s head of client solutions for the Americas, added: “The US equities team will compliment our growing global equities platform and our expanding North American fixed income capabilities, allowing us to better serve clients regionally and around the globe.”Mercer Germany – Rita Pfahls joined the German arm of consultant Mercer on 1 October to support institutional clients on the construction and implementation of investment strategies. She was previously at German asset manager Universal Investment, where she oversaw corporate and pension fund clients. Prior to joining Universal in 2013, Pfahls worked at Allianz Global Investors and Deka Bank.Barnett Waddingham – The UK actuarial, administration and consultancy services provider has hired Barry McKay to its public sector consulting team. He joins from rival consultancy group Hymans Robertson where he worked for 22 years and led the firm’s actuarial practice for local government pension schemes (LGPS).In his new role, based in Glasgow, McKay will provide advice and risk management solutions to the company’s LGPS clients as well as developing Barnett Waddingham’s strategy for this client group. Barnett Waddingham is one of the leading service providers to the 100 LGPS funds across the UK.Avida International – Pascal Hogenboom, the former CEO of Aon Hewitt in the Netherlands, has joined investment advisory firm Avida International as an associate partner. He left Aon on 1 April after five years as chief executive. Hogenboom will also work with Strategia Worldwide, a London-based consultancy that provides a variety of risk management services, including financial, political and security.Paul Boerboom, founding partner of Avida International, said Hogenboom would help the company “improve our services for clients in an age where the industry is subject to rapid changes, such as the need for new value propositions, fee pressures, digitalisation, and sustainable investing”.Hogenboom, who served in the Dutch military for eight years, said the two roles meant he could use this experience along with his time in financial services “to help clients with the challenges they face”.IIRC – Dominic Barton has been appointed chair of the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC), a global body pushing reform in company reporting. Barton is senior partner and former global managing partner at McKinsey & Company, and joins IIRC as it enters a new strategic phase. Barton takes over from Mervyn King, former governor of the Bank of England, although King will stay on as chair emeritus.BNY Mellon Investment Management – Sarah Jarrett has been promoted to head of institutional liquidity distribution for Europe, responsible for the company’s cash and liquidity management products. She has worked for BNY Mellon IM for 11 years, and was “instrumental in establishing and developing the institutional liquidity distribution business”, the company said in a statement.In addition, the asset manager has appointed Luke Newman as institutional liquidity sales manager for Europe. He was previously director of EMEA trading at Institutional Cash Distributors.eVestment – The institutional data and analytics firm has appointed Ashish Aryal as head of strategy for EMEA, tasked with growing eVestment’s presence across the region. He was previously at BlackRock, where he worked for seven years as vice president of global market intelligence and corporate strategy. He has also held positions with investment banks Jefferies International and Société Générale.HSBC Global Asset Management – HSBC GAM has hired two new staff to its London-based fixed income team. Oliver Boulind joins from Aberdeen Asset Management where he developed an asset allocation process for global bond portfolios, and will perform a similar role at HSBC GAM. He has previously worked for AllianceBernstein, Invesco and JPMorgan.Richard Balfour joins from Barings, where he was an investment manager on the firm’s multi-sector fixed income team. In his new role he will run global and UK bond portfolios. He has previously run money at Credit Suisse Asset Management.
This house at Black Mount is on the market for $2.7 million Up north, The (W)right House in Port Douglas, one of Queensland’s most luxurious resort towns, is “for sale at an aggressive selling price” of $3.7 million. Property data shows that is a $1 million discount on the asking price back in 2016. The unique four bedroom house is located within the ‘Beachfront Mirage’ gated estate, and is packed full of cool features including views of the water gardens from each room, polished concrete flooring, soaring ceilings, walls of folding glass panels, timber decks and lush tropical gardens. The (W)right House in Port DouglasAt Airlie Beach, a stunning eight bedroom house on a 3.8 hectare blockwith views across the Whitsundays is listed for $4.4 million — a $400,000 discount on its original listing price. There is also a two bedroom guesthouse with an additional lower level apartment, a spectacular three sided water’s edge heated swimming pool with built-in jacuzzi, an outdoor deck with gazebo, a sports arena suitable for tennis or basketball, a cleared area for helicopter access and the option to but a 30m marina berth at the Port of Airlie. “Modena” is on the market for $4.5 million THEY are the luxury homes that have been given Boxing Day-style discounts.And with prices slashed by more than $1 million in one case, cashed-up buyers could buy a prestigious pad and two modest houses to rent out with the cash leftover.On the Gold Coast, a six bedroom mansion called “Modena” is on the market for $4.5 million after the owner dropped the price by $1.195 million from an initial listing of $5.695 million. The median house sales price in Brisbane is $532,000, according to CoreLogic. The tri-level house sits on a 1501sq m double block at 18-20 The Sovereign Mile, Sovereign Islands, with water views. Key features include a porte-cochere and entry with a water feature, a 22m lap pool with a beach area, a media room, a dual access basement for up to 20 vehicles plus a separate, professional-style automotive workshop with a hoist and a pontoon for mooring two large vessels. Modena is a whole lot of house!Ray White Sovereign Islands agent Edin Kara said the house was listed unsuccessfully two years ago for $7.95 million, but the new price was getting offers.”It is definitely a very good buy,” he said. “We now have a few offers and are negotiating with those potential buyers.“They are all local families looking to get in to Sovereign Islands, which is an exclusive area and home to a lot of wealthy people.”More from newsCairns home ticks popular internet search terms2 days agoTen auction results from ‘active’ weekend in Cairns2 days agoAnd at Black Mountain, west of Noosa, you can get a main residence plus three cottages on 38.9 hectares for $2.7 million — a $500,000 reduction on its original listing price. 1/188 Mandalay Rd, Airlie Beach Ray White Whitsundays agent Adam Webster said the property would suit a family, and offered “great value”.“The inquiries have been out of places like Sydney and Melbourne, with many of those looking for a retreat away from the city,” he said.
The Mermaid Waters house, which was in need of some TLC, fetched a big price under the hammer.IT was the ideal auction – a big crowd, several bidders competing for the keys and a sale price that soared above expectations. The dated Mermaid Waters property, which went under the hammer on the weekend, drew a crowd of 130 to watch the auction action. MORE NEWS: Why Andrew Winter’s home popsMORE NEWS: Speedy sale for pricey property in cheap suburb Sixteen prospective buyers registered to bid, with nine actively participating. The auction opened with a “cheeky” $795,000 from the eventual buyers and was fast paced for 20 minutes until the hammer fell at $1.254 million. The four-bedroom home at 18 Sundowner Court sold $200,000 above reserve. The four-bedroom house at 18 Sundowner Court, Mermaid Waters, sold for $1.254 million. It fetched $200,000 above reserve.Agent and auctioneer Mitch Palmer, of Ray White Broadbeach Waters, said the lack of stock in Mermaid Waters was pushing prices up and lead to competitive auctions in the area. “My records show that 76 per cent of first bidders go on to win the property,” he said. Mr Palmer said the buyer was from Sydney, with interstaters often outbidding locals as their perception of the market and value for money differed. More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa9 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag1 day agoA buyer from Sydney secured the keys. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:19Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:19 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, 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 Rate1xFullscreenBest TV show room remakes01:19 The waterfront house was marketed as a “renovator” and featured retro decor, 20m of river frontage, city skyline views and a pool. The 804sq m property last sold for $712,000 in 2005. Mermaid Waters’ median house prices has jumped 10 per cent in the past 12 months and skyrocketed 43.4 per cent in five years to $935,000, according to CoreLogic data. It’s among the Gold Coast’s top 10 suburbs for growth in the past year.
Alaska Center for Energy and Power (ACEP) has welcomed Tawna Morgan to its Power Systems Integration (PSI) team.Morgan will provide programming and data analysis support for the PSI Laboratory and the PSI program.In addition to her work with the PSI Lab, Morgan will provide support to the software development of the Grid Bridging System (GBS) sizing tool, ACEP informed.The GBS will provide grid support in the place of a diesel generator to allow higher amounts of renewable energy to be used in isolated microgrids.Morgan will also work with the PSI team to provide programming support to improve and advance the Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system in the PSI lab.To remind, the PSI Laboratory has recently completed the second round of testing for Oceana Energy’s hydrokinetic turbine, with plans to begin the third round early in 2018.The PSI Laboratory was established for testing hardware and software components within an integrated grid system.It operates on the same scale as a village power system, and has the ability to be modified for individual test scenarios. The lab transforms a potentially chaotic field testing environment into a continuously improving process for optimizing efficiencies, according to ACEP.Designed for maximum flexibility, the system is said to be capable of testing a wide range of islanded microgrid and distributed generation scenarios, as well as the performance of individual components.Examples include next generation utility energy storage such as innovative battery systems and flywheel technology, diesel-off operation, power electronics development and testing, and model verification.
Reuters 1 February 2015Like any new father, Novak Djokovic has quickly developed a new perspective on life and tennis.The Serbian won his fifth Australian Open title on Sunday, beating Andy Murray 7-6(5) 6-7(4) 6-3 6-0 but his thoughts turned to family, rather than the trophy he had just won.For Djokovic, the win was all the sweeter because it was his first grand slam title since he and his wife Jelena celebrated the birth of their first child last October.“I think it has deeper meaning, a more intrinsic value now to my life because I’m a father and a husband,” he told a news conference.“As my life progresses, there are circumstances, situations, events that define these beautiful moments.“Getting married and becoming a father in the last six months was definitely something that gave me a new energy, something that I never felt before. And right now everything has been going in such a positive direction in my life.http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/02/01/us-tennis-open-men-djokovic-fatherhood-idUSKBN0L51M820150201?irpc=932
Loading… The British star, 30, uploaded the images to his Instagram story, keeping fans entertained while on lockdown. The amazing snaps show Joshua in the gym as a youngster, working his way up the boxing ranks in small-hall amateur fights. Despite not wanting to leave London, AJ soon learned the value of discipline and “getting smart” at a strict school called The Bells. Joshua did eventually get his wish and returned to the UK with his mother, but when he turned 15 he suddenly found himself hanging around with the wrong crowd as he began “hustling and bustling”. The police were looking for me. That’s when I realised, I’ve got to change the way I am. So I got a second chance. And that’s how I found boxing. The British star revealed getting into trouble with police and a 5am call from his mum saved him from going down a dark path, as he found boxing. Joshua recalled: “Unfortunately, [living in Watford as a teenager] turned into a rat race to make money. “You sold whatever you could: bikes, cars, chains. I didn’t see whatever else came with it, just the paper notes at the end of it. “That was around the time 50 Cent released Get Rich or Die Try And that was the mentality, you know what I mean? “We’re going to die anyway, and we’re broke anyway, so we might as well try to get rich. “But then it flipped for me. One night I was sleeping in a hostel when my phone rang at five in the morning. It was my mum. The pictures all shared a similar theme, showing Joshua working hard, “hustling”, working out “25/8” rather than “24/7” in his bid to become champion. Elsewhere, Joshua can be seen sitting in a new car, purchased well before he was 2012 Olympic champion, proudly showing off his wheels in 2007. “She was asking why there were ten police officers at her door. The boys in blue were looking for me. “That’s when I realised, I’ve got to change the way I am. So I got a second chance. And that’s how I found boxing.” Despite now being worth £42million, according to Forbes, Joshua has stayed true to his roots. In fact, AJ is so humble that he still lives in an ex-council house with his mum. The boxing star also has a humble two-bed flat in Sheffield that he uses when training, which features a master bedroom with a single bed, worn out sofas in the living room and just one communal bathroom. His right-hand man and marketing manager, Freddie Cunningham, says that despite having “a lot of money,” Joshua “doesn’t live the life that he could.” Cunningham claimed: “From the outside, it probably looks like he does [live the high-life]. “He’s seen in private jets, wearing expensive watches, and driving around in nice cars. “But the jets are all sponsored. We’ve never paid for a private jet, or a helicopter, in our life. He gets a signature car from Land Rover. “He’s not spending that money. He’s accumulating money. “He’s living a lifestyle that probably everyone wants him to live, or see him live, but he’s doing it in a smart way. Tactful.” And earlier this month, Joshua helped set-up and fund an incredible £100,000 scheme, helping out fitness experts in the UK who have been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic. But now, Joshua is set to be left on the sidelines following the news Deontay Wilder is intent on fighting Tyson Fury. AJ has been ordered to face IBF mandatory challenger Kubrat Pulev as soon as coronavirus allows, but had been keen to pursue an undisputed showdown with the Gypsy King. The only way that could happen was if the Bulgarian veteran and Bronze Bomber could be persuaded to sideline their title aspirations. But Top Rank promoter Bob Arum has KO’d the idea of Wilder taking a step aside and is desperate to see him complete his trilogy with Fury. read also:Anthony Joshua faces fresh hurdle for WBO belt When asked about the prospect of the American taking the offer to bow out, he told iFL TV: “Absolutely none. “Wilder wants to fight Fury again. He’s not indicated to us or anybody else that he would be willing to step aside. “So as far as we’re concerned, we’re thinking ahead to a third Fury-Wilder fight.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Anthony Joshua has shared a series of incredible throwback pictures documenting his life from a troubled kid in Watford to heavyweight champion of the world. Fast forward 13 years and AJ is the WBA, IBF, WBO, and IBO heavyweight champion after getting revenge over Andy Ruiz Jr in December 2019. Joshua didn’t have an easy childhood, spending time in Nigeria with his mum before getting into trouble as a teenager back in the UK. 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LINCOLN, Neb. – Drivers in a division that continues to be one of IMCA’s fastest growing classes will earn $100 gift cards courtesy of EMi again in 2018. The Lincoln, Neb., chassis manufacturer and high performance parts retailer gives those awards to IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car track and series champions.A seven-year IMCA sponsor, EMi also gives $100 gift cards to drivers starting the main event at the Labor Day Weekend Sprint National at Eagle Raceway.Thirty track or series champions were crowned in 2017, the most in the 29 years the division has run during IMCA’s modern era.Track and series gift cards will be presented during the national IMCA awards banquet or mailed beginning the following week from the home office.Information about EMi chassis and parts is available at the www.eaglemotorsports.com website, by calling 855 525-1941 and on Facebook @EagleMotorsportsInc.“EMi remains a key supporter of the growing IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car division and another great brand within the Speedway Motors organization,” noted IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder. “We aim to set another record for track and series championships in 2018 and EMi will be there to recognize them all.”“IMCA continues build on a strong foundation of 305 sprint cars across the country, ” said Mike Long of EMi. “IMCA’s commitment to making racing safe, fun, and affordable directly aligns with our vision. We are proud to support IMCA’s efforts to grow this division.”
More information about the Clash, presented by the TraLo Companies of Owatonna, Minn., is available on the www.harrisclash.com and www.deercreekspeedway.com websites, and by calling event promoter Bob Harris at 515 292-9200. Spectator admission is $20 for adults and $5 for kids ages 12 and under. Pit passes are $35 for adults, $20 for students ages 6-15 and $5 for ages five and under. Drivers can also pre-enter at the www.harrisclash.com website; pre-entry is $75 for Modifieds and $50 for SportMods. This is the second year Deer Creek has hosted the Clash; defending race winners are Cayden Carter in the Modifieds and Jake McBirnie in the SportMods. The Harris Clash will be broadcast by IMCA.TV. New this year is the 10-lap, $1,000 to win Harris Clash Race of Champions open to all former Clash winners and sponsored by Wehrs Machine and Racing Products. The highest finishing non-qualifier in that race receives a provisional start in the Tuesday night main event. SPRING VALLEY, Minn. – The Harris Clash returns to Deer Creek Speedway on Aug. 6, with IMCA Modifieds and Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods headlining the 28th annual event. IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National and E3 Spark Plugs Minnesota State points will be awarded in both divisions; Modifieds also earn Side Biter Chassis North Central Region points. Pit gates at Spring Valley open at 3 p.m. and the grandstand opens at 4 p.m. Hot laps are at 6 p.m. with the drivers’ meeting and racing to follow. Modifieds race for $3,000 to win, plus a $500 bonus if their chassis was built by a Manufacturers’ Cup participant, along with a berth on the 2020 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot. Top prize for the Northern SportMods is $1,200.
BASSETERRE, St Kitts (CMC) – Off-spinner Avinash Mahabirsingh finished with a 10-wicket match haul, as Trinidad and Tobago crushed Barbados by 87 runs before lunch on the final day of their fourth round Regional Under-19 clash here yesterday.Set 183 for victory last evening at Molineaux, Barbados never came to grips with the dangerous Mahabirsingh and were rolled over for 95 in quick time.Jarion Hoyte, batting at number nine, top-scored with 32 while opener Shian Brathwaite got 24. No other player passed 15.Mahabirsingh picked up six for 32 to end with match figures of 10-60, after he also routed Barbados for 77 in the first innings.There was no sign of Barbados’ pending collapse when Brathwaite and Kadeem Alleyne (13) added 37 for the first wicket.Brathwaite struck a four and a pair of sixes off 35 balls while Alleyne spent 40 balls over his knock. Both perished in successive overs leading to the slide which saw eight wickets shockingly fall for 16 runs.Tottering on 53 for eight, Barbados were lifted by Hoyte who slammed three fours and two sixes in a 40-ball knock, as he put on 35 for the ninth wicket with Camarie Boyce who made 11.However, both were dismissed by Navin Bidaisee (2-10) in successive overs to hand T&T the emphatic victory.