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Landslides kill 10 in Nepal as heavy rains take toll in South Asia

first_img“Rescuers dug through the mud and took out all eight bodies,” Wasti said. One injured laborer had been taken to hospital.A second landslide nearby killed a woman and her husband.Wasti said 57 people were missing and 111 injured in floods or landslides caused by the May-September monsoon rains.The Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan has also been hit with four soldiers killed there last month while rescuing villagers trapped in floods, officials said. Heavy rain in Nepal triggered landslides on Monday that killed eight laborers at a construction site and two members of a family, taking the toll in floods and landslides to 177 since late May.Elsewhere in South Asia, the annual rainy season brought more misery with at least 135 people killed in Bangladesh since late June in the longest-running floods there in more than two decades, while floods have killed nearly 120 people and displaced millions in the Indian states of Assam and Bihar.Nepali government official Murari Wasti told Reuters that the laborers were sleeping in a tin-roofed shelter near the capital, Kathmandu, when the landslide hit. The conditions have complicated the poor region’s efforts to fight the novel coronavirus, especially in densely populated Bangladesh, which has reported 240,746 infections with 3,154 deaths.More than 1 million people are marooned in Bangladesh and thousands of hectares of land have been submerged, forcing more than 60,000 into crowed shelters, said Enamur Rahman, junior minister of the Disaster Management and Relief Ministry.”This is really challenging,” he said, while adding that efforts were being made to maintain social distancing.The runoff from heavy rain across Indian mountains had pushed levels of many of Bangladesh’s rivers into the danger zone, said Arifuzzaman Bhuiyan, executive engineer at the Bangladesh Water Development Board, contributing to the worst flooding since 1998. center_img Topics :last_img read more

Unai Emery defends Granit Xhaka over claims he ‘ducked’ Scott McTominay’s shot

first_img Comment Advertisement Arsenal fought back in the second half to claim a point at Old Trafford (Picture: Getty)‘We were competitive but we can do better. We can control moments with the ball better and take more chances in the box.‘We have young players who can take confidence. Bukayo [Saka] is progressing well but we need other players too. This is not the best in terms of points but one point can be good if we win next Sunday against Bournemouth.’More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errors Advertisement Xhaka was criticised for not standing upright to try and block the shot (Picture: Sky Sports)But Emery was pleased with the overall performance of Xhaka at Old Trafford and felt he did extremely well to track back and get in a position to even try and block the attempt.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘He ran back, he was maybe the first, in this action,’ said Emery at his post-match press conference when asked about Xhaka’s display.‘I didn’t see that action [him ducking] but I watched him running back. He did perfect with that run.’More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityHe continued: ‘He worked with a big commitment, he was in the pitch with a good balance, defensively and offensively. Tonight I think he worked well.’Speaking about the performance as a whole, Emery told BBC Sport: ‘I want more – more in the result and in the performance but we are progressing.center_img Unai Emery defends Granit Xhaka over claims he ‘ducked’ Scott McTominay’s shot Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 1 Oct 2019 12:25 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link The Gunners’ captain was criticised for not doing more to block the opening goal (Picture: Getty)Arsenal manager Unai Emery has dismissed suggestions that Granit Xhaka ‘ducked’ out of the way of Scott McTominay’s goal in the Gunners’ draw with Manchester United on Monday night.The Swiss midfielder – who was recently named as Arsenal’s new captain – appeared to move ever-so-slightly out of the way of McTominay’s blistering effort which broke the deadlock on half-time.Jamie Carragher was particularly critical, saying Xhaka’s technique of putting his hands behind his back and lowering his head ‘wasn’t right’, while a number of fans were unhappy.last_img read more

When an inner-city house oozes luxury, this is how it should do it

first_imgThe house has a home office that has a private external entrance.Back inside, the main bedroom is to the front of the floor and has a chandelier, a walk-in wardrobe and an ensuite with a double vanity, glass rain shower and freestanding bathtub. Bi-fold doors also open to a private balcony that spans the width of the bedroom.Near the front door is a media room with insulated walls and a surround sound system, while a laundry with a powder room and external access completes the floor.Upstairs, there are three bedrooms, including two with walk-in wardrobes and one with built-in wardrobes and an ensuite. Perfect spot for a glass of wine and a good book.The upper level of the house also has two sitting rooms with access from selected bedrooms, along with a central retreat space and a bathroom.The lower level of the residence has two large storage rooms, a large concealed wine cellar, an office with access to a terrace and an additional, smaller storage room.Other features include ducted airconditioning and ADSL cable internet. The yardwork is pristine.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home2 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor2 hours agoThe first-floor entry passes through a foyer, before leading to a rear, open-plan living room and kitchen. Polished timber floors adorn the space, while natural light and breezes flow through casement windows.A solid American oak island benchtop and an antique chandelier accentuate the kitchen, which also has a butlers pantry and high-quality appliances. A sliding door to one side leads into an office with a built-in desk and double doors to a balcony. The living room has a fireplace and connects to a formal dining room with a chandelier and bi-fold doors out to a covered cabana with an outdoor barbecue area. This space is bordered by a courtyard with a water feature, a 12m pool and poolside deck and a professionally-installed cricket pitch/practice net. center_img A luxury chandelier while you chop up veges must be quite a fabulous feeling.AN antique chandelier in the kitchen is just the start of the luxury that oozes in this inner Brisbane home. The five bedroom, three bathroom, double garage home at 89 Stuartholme Rd, Bardon, was a rare offering, being on a massive 1715sq m block a mere 15-minute drive from the CBD.With a northwest outlook, this exquisite house has a classic elegance and a host of luxurious inclusions, both inside and out. Agent Drew Davies of McGrath Estate Agents, New Farm, was marketing it as being for sale by negotiation, with inspections by appointment.A long driveway leads past established gardens to the residence, giving it privacy away from the street. Hedges surround a water feature, with a front terrace with timber balustrades looking over the yard.last_img read more

Keva starts search for new director, moves to increase transparency

first_imgLaura Räty, chairwoman at Keva, noted that Keva was currently also drafting reforms that aimed to increase transparency in the scheme’s running.“It is very important to pay attention to leadership and organisational culture at Keva,” she said.“In all organisations, changing these requires long-term work, which at Keva has now started.“In the future, Keva has to be more transparent, as it is vested with notable responsibility as one of the central actors in the local work pensions market.”Keva recently also hired a new CIO for its real estate portfolio, Petri Suutarinen.He believes that, within property investments, residential property currently is the most attractive investment target for pension investors in Finland.Keva’s property portfolio accounted for approximately 7.3% of the scheme’s total assets at the end of 2013 and produced a return of 3.5%.“Last year,” Suutarinen said, “nearly 40% of new properties in Finland were built for renting purposes, whilst rents in the capital region increased by 4%.“The minor uncertainty in the domestic economy seems to be the increasing popularity of renting instead of buying.“Furthermore, migration pressure to the capital region in Finland will continue, so it will still be reasonable to invest in residential property in future. This attracts a long-term institutional investor such as Keva.”In 2013, Keva’s investments returned 7.5%.According to acting chief executive Alanen, Keva’s investments performed well in light of the prevailing market environment.“Fixed income markets in particular faced difficult times, and interest income remained low,” he said.“The relatively positive news from the US – and to some extent from the euro-zone – brightened the outlook for the equity markets in the global economy.” Equities performed best (16.6%), whilst private equity investments (14.4%) and hedge funds (11.8%) also produced strong returns, Keva said.Property investments returned 3.6%, and fixed income 0.4%.The return on commodities was negative (-3.6 per cent). Keva, the €37.8bn local government pension institution of Finland, is to begin searching for a new managing director this week.The scheme’s previous managing director, Merja Ailus, resigned in November last year in the wake of a scandal focusing on her fringe benefits and personal expenses.The scheme has since been run temporarily by its deputy managing director, acting chief executive Pekka Alanen.Keva insures Finns working in, or having retired from, jobs at the local government, the state and the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland.last_img read more

Three Gold Coast properties snapped up in rare triple deal

first_imgRay White Sovereign Islands principal Ali Mian, who initially suggested marketing the properties as a bundle, said it was “very, very rare” to come across a triple block.“It’s once in 10 years you get an opportunity to acquire three blocks in a row,” he said.The site’s location, with the Broadwater on one side and a canal on the other, was what Mr Mian said attracted the buyer, who planned to turn it into apartments.The site included a four-bedroom house at No. 24, a vacant block of land at No. 22 and a block of three units at No. 20.The properties’ combined footprint is 2208sq m.CoreLogic records show it is the first time in more than 30 years the house at No. 24 has sold.The owner of the house also owned the land while another couple owned the unit block. Three properties at 20-22-24 Anglers Esplanade, Runaway Bay, were snapped up for more than $6 million.THREE neighbouring properties on a highly sought after Runaway Bay street have been snapped up in a triple treat deal worth more than $6 million.The trio on Anglers Esplanade were owned by two separate parties who teamed up to sell in a bid to get a higher price.Their plan worked as a developer was so determined to have the mega-site, he splashed $6.75 million on it hours before it had a chance to go under the hammer on June 25. A developer snapped up the trio hours before they were duo to go under the hammer. MORE NEWS: The biggest home sales of 2018/19center_img Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:54Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:54 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p216p216p180p180pAutoA, 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 Rate1xFullscreenAndrew Winter: To sell or to renovate?00:55 The house had been owned by the same person for more than 30 years.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa11 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days ago MORE NEWS: Buy a slice of Australia’s celebrity playgroundlast_img read more

Former Lord Mayor Graham Quirk all set for first auction

first_img Former school with a ‘secret passage’ transformed MORE REAL ESTATE STORIES AUGUST, 2019: Hammer time. Mr Quirk catches up with the vendor and agent at Mount Gravatt East ahead of his first auction on Saturday. The former Lord Mayor now trades as Graham Quirk Auctions Pty Ltd. Picture: John Gass.“We go back a long way,” Mr Quirk said. “Our relationship began when I was a local councillor. Michael has been a very community involved agent.”Mr Sunderland made contact with Mr Quirk after reading about his interest in becoming an auctioneer and helped him gain reaccreditation.“He can only go well because he’s good,” Mr Sunderland said.“He has more than what it takes because of what he’s done and who he is, he will be as good as the best.”But auctioneering is not the only gig Mr Quirk has put his hand up for since handing over the keys to the city.He has been appointed to the board of Racing Queensland as the thoroughbred representative.He has an ongoing voluntary role as part of Queensland’s bid to host the 2032 Olympic Games.And he’s about to move into education.“I’ve got something emerging which will be in the area of international education,” he said. The property is suitable for dual living with separate accommodation downstairs.And if you miss this weekend’s auction, he’s heading up to Tamborine Mountain next weekend for the auction of 46-48 Alpine Tce. APRIL, 2019: End of an era. Brisbane Lord Mayor Graham Quirk and his wife Anne speak at a press conference after announcing his retirement after three decades in politics. Picture: Tara Croser.He reapplied for auctioneering accreditation in May after letting his 2010 accreditation lapse when he became Lord Mayor, and was spotted in training with Place auctioneer Peter Burgin in Hendra in June. The property at 6 Archiva St, Mt Gravatt East that Graham Quirk will sell on Saturday. There are multiple local bidders expected at Saturday’s auction which starts with coffee and a sausage sizzle at 11.30am before the auction begins at 12.30pm.center_img Former Brisbane Lord Mayor turned auctioneer Graham Quirk with Karalis Real Estate agents Michael Sunderland, John Karalis, Angelo Karalis, and homeowner Ricky Elias in Mount Gravatt East. Picture: John Gass.BRISBANE’S former Lord Mayor Graham Quirk starts his new job on Saturday, calling the shots as Queensland’s most high profile residential auctioneer.“It’s like the first of anything,” Mr Quirk said yesterday.“I’ve got an element of anticipation about my first property auction.“I’ve done a lot of auctioneering over the years, charity auctions and horse auctions, and this will be the first property auction, it’s a different style but I’m not underestimating for one moment the importance of it, these are people’s principle investments.” JUNE, 2019: Career change. Former Brisbane Lord Mayor Graham Quirk is spotted at a Saturday morning auction in Hendra, training to become an independent auctioneer.Karalis Real Estate agent Michael Sunderland has secured Mr Quirk’s services in Mount Gravatt East for the auction of 6 Archiva St. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus11 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market11 hours ago After eight years running the city, Mr Quirk resigned as Lord Mayor of Brisbane in April this year. FOLLOW DEBRA ON TWITTERlast_img read more

DHB under fire over death of depressed mother of six

first_imgNZHerald 16 July 2012  A Hawkes Bay man says his repeated calls for help for the depressed mother of his six young children were ignored and she did not get the psychiatric care needed to save her life. Ann-Maree Hodges, 39, died a fortnight ago. There were no suspicious circumstances. The Hawkes Bay District Health Board defends the level of care provided to Ms Hodges, but Trevor Takerei, her partner of 17 years and father of their six children aged from 18 months to 13, said he tried repeatedly to get help for her. “I have been singing out to mental health services since October last year, right up until the week before her death,” he said. “In October last year, she overdosed on pills and they had her in the unit, but they let her out too early. “I asked the mental health services if they would take her, and they said she wasn’t in a serious enough state of mind to be admitted as a patient. “They sent her to Women’s Refuge to monitor her taking her meds and they let her out in four days. “That’s a place for domestic violence, not psychiatric patients. They kept saying, ‘We have assessed her, we have assessed her. She’s not going to harm herself’.” read more

Marlene A. Howlett

first_imgMarlene A. Howlett, 82, of Aurora, Indiana, passed away January 31, 2018 in Lawrenceburg, Indiana.She was born June 30, 1935 in Lawrenceburg,, IN, daughter of the late Herbert and Esther Hornbach.She worked for Community Mental Health Center, with over 12 years of service.Marlene worked at After Chores Craft Store and at craft shows for many years. She enjoyed counted cross stitch, quilting and was an avid reader. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.Surviving are her loving husband, Estol A. Howlett of Aurora, IN; daughters, Karen (Cliff) Jackson of Aurora, IN, Tina Howlett of Lawrenceburg, IN; Sister, Carolyn (Vic) Fay of Lawrenceburg, IN; granddaughter, Cody Jackson of Cincinnati, OH, grandson, Will (Becca) Jackson of Aurora, IN; great-grandsons, Charlie & Henry Jackson and one great grandchild on the way.She was preceded in death by her parents, a sister, Deanna Delap, and brother, David Hornbach.Friends will be received Tuesday, February 6, 2018, 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm at the Rullman Hunger Funeral Home, Aurora, Indiana.Services will be held at the funeral home at 2:00 pm.Interment will follow in the River View Cemetery, Aurora, Indiana.Contributions may be made to the Shriner’s Children’s Hospital. If unable to attend services, please call the funeral home office at (812) 926-1450 and we will notify the family of your donation with a card.Visit: www.rullmans.comlast_img read more

Van Wolfswinkel to join Canaries

first_imgNorwich have agreed to sign Sporting Lisbon striker Ricky van Wolfswinkel for an undisclosed fee on a four-year contract from July 1. The Barclays Premier League club confirmed the deal on their website on Friday evening, adding that the deal was subject to the relevant paperwork being completed. The 24-year-old has scored 82 goals in 188 appearances for Vitesse Arnhem, FC Utrecht and Sporting and has won one senior cap for Holland. Norwich manager Chris Hughton told “Ricky’s profile is a perfect fit for us – he’s young, ambitious and a proven goalscorer. “He has an excellent goalscoring pedigree and he’s a young man very keen to continue his personal progression and to play in England. He’s already an exciting talent but he still has more development as a player ahead of him. “I’m delighted we’ve been able to agree a deal with Sporting Lisbon and with Ricky and we look forward to welcoming him to the squad in July, once all of the paperwork gets sorted out.” Van Wolfswinkel started his career with Vitesse, joining the Arnhem club’s youth academy in 1999 at the age of 10. He made his senior debut in 2008 and went on to net eight goals in 35 appearances before switching to Utrecht the following year. Thirty-five goals over two campaigns for Utrecht earned the 6ft 2in forward a 5.1million euros move in June 2011 to Sporting, where he notched 25 times last term and so far has 14 to his name this season. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Jurgen Klopp happy to have Steven Gerrard training with Liverpool

first_img The 35-year-old Los Angeles Galaxy midfielder was back in familiar surroundings at Melwood on Monday as he joined his former team-mates at training to maintain his fitness during the post-season break for Major League Soccer. Klopp has already stressed that Gerrard will not be adding to the 500-plus appearances he has made for his hometown club over the next few weeks, yet he believes his influence will still be felt during his time back on Merseyside. Asked about Gerrard’s arrival at training on Monday, the German joked: “He won’t play (against Southampton)! But he was in good shape. “I said to the team before training, when he was with us in the dressing room, it’s completely normal. It should always be like this. “If you are a player like Steven Gerrard in Liverpool then the doors have to be open always – that’s how it is at the moment. It’s an important sign for all players. “If you behave like him in the club, if you always give everything you have, then it’s easy to come back and that’s how it is at the moment. It’s a good situation. “He was a very important player and at this moment he is a very important player because he is in training. “Everybody had a smile on their faces when they saw Stevie. It’s good to have him here. We hope we can help him and he can help us for sure only with being in the dressing room – it’s good.” Steven Gerrard’s mere presence at Liverpool’s training ground will provide his old colleagues with a boost, according to manager Jurgen Klopp.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more