Goldman gets bullish about property stocks

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Merkel in quarantine after meeting virus-infected doctor

first_imgGerman Chancellor Angela Merkel will quarantine herself at home after being treated by a doctor who has since tested positive for the novel coronavirus, a government spokesman said Sunday.”The Chancellor has decided to quarantine herself immediately at home. She will be tested regularly in the coming days… [and] fulfill her official business from home,” Steffen Seibert said in a statement.The doctor had visited Merkel Friday to vaccinate her against the pneumococcus bacteria. It could take some time to determine whether the chancellor is herself infected as “a test would not yet be fully conclusive,” Seibert said.During her 15-year term in office Merkel has largely enjoyed robust health, although she suffered repeated shaking spells in public appearances during a summer 2019 heatwave that were never fully explained.In response to the tremors, she chose to sit on a chair when receiving guests with military honors outside the chancellor’s office in Berlin.Previously the veteran leader broke her pelvis in a cross-country skiing accident in 2014. Topics :last_img read more

Stunning renovated Queenslander to go under the hammer

first_imgThe home at 66 Gordon St, Gordon Park is going under the hammer.This northeast facing Queenslander with two-street access has been beautifully renovated. The home at 66 Gordon St, Gordon Park is spread across two levels and has VJ walls, breezeways, timber floorboards and high ornate ceilings.The master bedroom with ensuite and dressing room is on the ground floor, along with the laundry, storage space and bedrooms two and three. The second bedroom has a built-in robe and bedroom three opens to a terrace.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 2019Internal stairs lead to the open plan living, dining and kitchen area, which opens to the 43sqm deck with glass sliding doors, speakers and barbecue nook.The kitchen has a four-burner has stove, island bench and plenty of bench and cupboard space.Also on this level is a light-filled library off the dining room, two bedrooms, a modern bathroom and a second covered deck.The home has a double carport, a storage shed, water tank and security alarm.The Gordon St property is being marketed by Ian Cuneo and Andrew Flanagan from Ray White Ascot.The home will go under the hammer on May 13 at 11am.last_img read more

Pension funds for telecoms giant KPN to merge

first_imgThe chairman said the merger of both pension funds would happen at the request of the employer.The Opf KPN is open to KPN staff who are not employed under a collective labour agreement (CAO).As of the end of 2013, it had 1,895 participants, of whom 510 were workers and 445 pensioners.It reported a 1.6% return over 2013, while its coverage ratio was 115% at November-end. The KPN Pensioenfonds had 57.712 participants in total at the end of 2013, when it returned 1.3% on investments.Its funding was 111.5% at November-end.The KPN Pensioenfonds said it granted its active participants an indexation of 0.38% for 2015.Its pensioners and deferred members were given a 0.55% inflation compensation.The scheme also said it doubled the number of age cohorts for life-cycle pensions saving to 10 to further fine-tune investment risk for age and the remaining period before retirement. The two Dutch pension funds of telecommunications giant KPN – the €6.6bn Pensioenfonds KPN and the €730m Ondernemingspensioenfonds KPN (Opf KPN) – have announced plans to merge.Rudi van Nieuwenhoven, chairman at the Opf KPN, said: “A steering committee has already concluded that a merger will chiefly produce benefits, such as risk-sharing, significantly lower implementation costs and improved quality of governance.”He said both pension funds and their pension plans already had a comparable set-up, and that their investment and risk policies were also quite similar.In addition, the schemes’ boards have already been cooperating in joint committees for asset management, communications and financial management for “quite a while”, according to Nieuwenhoven.last_img read more

Highlights of the Week

first_imgImage source: ADADredging Today brings you an overview of the most popular stories from the past week (March 9-15, 2020). STOUR to Dredge the Heritage Area of HMNB PortsmouthThe Queen’s Harbor Master Portsmouth has just reported that routine maintenance dredging is about to begin within the Heritage Area of HMNB Portsmouth, to the north of HMS Warrior. DEME’s Split Barge Deugniet Hits the WaterDeugniet, a twin vessel of DEME’s other newbuild split barge Bengel, was successfully launched in Batam, Indonesia, today. Launching of New TSHD at Ada ShipyardIstanbul based Ada Shipyard launched 4,000m³ trailing hopper suction dredger (TSHD) for Royal IHC on March 1, 2020, the company said in their latest announcement.center_img Ten IHC Beavers Offloaded in EgyptTen IHC Beaver cutter suction dredgers were offloaded in Egypt earlier this week, according to the company’s latest announcement. VIDEO: How Does Eko Atlantic City Get Its Sand?Eko Atlantic has just released this amazing video, named ‘How Does Eko Atlantic City Get Its Sand?’last_img read more

Cancer patient told hospital would rather spend money on others

first_imgStuff co.nz 20 March 2017A woman with terminal cancer says she was told by medical staff the hospital would rather spend its money on people they could actually help.Alison MacKenzie was shocked to learn she had bowel cancer after multiple doctor’s visits left her with no indication anything was wrong.MacKenzie, 44, was told she had weeks to live, before being turfed out and then told chemotherapy should be for people they could actually help.The Palmerston North woman was left in the dark and unsure if she would live to see her son’s 5th birthday.MidCentral District Health Board has refused to offer any explanation, but it has done a U-turn by offering her chemotherapy.Alison MacKenzie’s husband Dion said the experience had rocked their faith in the health system.“You have this belief in the system that you think has got your back and is looking after you.”READ MORE: http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/90267348/cancer-patient-told-hospital-would-rather-spend-money-on-otherslast_img read more

New Point Fire Department scholarship available

first_imgNEW POINT, Ind. — The New Point Volunteer Fire Department Carl H and Goldia Miller Family Scholarship Program will award four $500 scholarships to graduating seniors.The scholarships will be awarded based on community service during high school.Only seniors graduating from Batesville, Jac-Cen-Del, North Decatur, Greensburg, and South Decatur are eligible.The scholarship application deadline is May 5.For more information or for an application call 812-663-4542.last_img

Joshua to face Pulev on Dec 12, Fury vs Wilder holds a week later

first_imgAnthony Joshua will reportedly fight Kubrat Pulev on December 12 with Tyson Fury having his trilogy fight against Deontay Wilder the following weekend. According to UK Sun, that would set up an all-British undisputed heavyweight scrap between the pair – provided they come through their respective title defences. Back at the start of coronavirus lockdown, Fury announced that he had agreed two fights against WBA, WBC and IBF champ Joshua for 2021. But the nitty-gritty of finances and dates are still a long way from being sorted. Bulgarian veteran Kubrat Pulev is next up for Anthony Joshua According to Boxing Scene, the two Brits could get their mandatories out of the way before this year is out, clearing the path for their moutwatering scrap. Matchroom boss and AJ’s promoter Eddie Hearn confirmed the December 12 date at the o2 Arena, adding that he was keeping everything crossed that some fans would be allowed in. And Pulev’s co-promoter John Wirt of Epic Sports added: “We are happy that the fight appears to be back on track and that we have a new date and site. “There is still some tweaking to do on the contract but we are optimistic it should be concluded this week.” And with talkSPORT reporting that Fury vs Wilder III should follow on December 19, boxing fans can look forward to the prospect of the all-British showdown for next year. Appearing on BT Sport as a special studio guest at the weekend for Daniel Dubois’ easy win against Ricardo Snijders, Fury is desperate for the fight. He said: “If Wilder doesn’t happen, let’s do Joshua in December. Let’s get it on. I’m ready to go now, I’d have fought him in that ring tonight. “I’d still kick his a***, any time of the day. Hopefully they grow a pair and want to fight the Gypsy King. “If I was in their position, I’d have had my chance at glory to go to America and fight Wilder. “But they didn’t take it and I had to come out of retirement, set about him a couple of times – take the No1 spot, take all the glory. “He must be sitting down thinking ‘that could have been me’. But it wasn’t. It’s their own fault. Promoted ContentInsane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street Art7 Thailand’s Most Exquisite Architectural WondersDisney Princesses Reimagined As “GoT” CharactersCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?The Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More12 Celebrities Who Almost Ruined Their Careers With One MovieThe Best Tarantino Movie Yet7 Reasons It’s Better To Be A Vegan Loading… Read Also: Barcelona board at war over Lionel Messi sale, asking price “Grow a pair, come see the champ, and I’ll sort you all out. I’m just waiting here patiently. “No fights on the horizon, training like a lunatic, running up mountains, I’ve become a human racehorse. “I’m looking forward to all challenges, whatever they are bring them to the Gypsy King and I’ll deal with them, in exciting fashion.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

Kenwright targets Barry deal

first_img “Before Christmas I thought ‘I want this man to stay forever and I want to get him on a long contract to show how much he means to us’ because he is so determined to make a success of this.” Forward Magaye Gueye has left the club by mutual consent to end a disappointing stay at Goodison Park. The 23-year-old signed from Strasbourg for £1million on five-year contract in 2010 but made just 39 appearances, the majority as substitute. Last season he played just nine minutes, coming off the bench against Stevenage in an FA Cup fourth round tie, under Martinez. He had another year to run on his contract but came to an agreement with the Toffees to leave this summer. “The club would like to thank Magaye for his contribution over the last four years and wish him every success for the future,” said an Everton statement. Lukaku, at 21 and still under contract with Chelsea, is a different matter and even getting him back on loan at the very least may be difficult as there will be no shortage of takers. “Lukaku we would love to keep. People at Chelsea are good friends of mine so we are hopeful but he is at the World Cup now and I think we will have to see what happens at the World Cup,” Kenwright told Sky Sports. “Gareth Barry we would love to keep and that is ongoing work and we obviously have to add to the squad, so it is non-stop. “Gareth Barry had a great season for us and I know the manager has spoken to him and I will meet with his people and we are hopeful that he will be there next season.” The first – and easiest – deal Kenwright negotiated this summer was a new five-year contract for Martinez just 12 months after he joined from Wigan. Martinez has spoken of the need to bring in between five to seven players, both permanently and on loan, to cope with Europa League football and Kenwright is working towards achieving that. “We have a lot to do this summer at Everton, a lot of deals and a lot of negotiations and hopefully some fresh blood (to come in),” he told evertontv. “But always to me and the board the main one we wanted to celebrate and secure was a long contract for Roberto. Barry had a successful season at Goodison Park after he was deemed surplus to requirements by Manchester City and now he is a free agent the Toffees want to tie him down. There are other parties interested in signing the 33-year-old but Everton hope the 10 months he spent with them and the strides made under manager Roberto Martinez will persuade him to stay. Everton chairman Bill Kenwright is hopeful he can do a deal to secure Gareth Barry on a permanent deal but does not expect to see any movement on the club’s other loan star Romelu Lukaku until after the World Cup. Press Associationlast_img read more

Update on the latest sports

first_imgYPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) — More men have come forward with allegations of sexual abuse by a late doctor at the University of Michigan in lawsuits and personal statements.The new allegations include three former athletes who filed lawsuits against the school alleging that Dr. Robert Anderson sexually assaulted them while the men were members of the football and hockey teams in the 1980s. At a separate news conference, two men said Anderson sexually assaulted them during medical exams. UNDATED (AP) — The Philadelphia Flyers have moved into a first-place tie with Washington in the NHL’s Metropolitan Division, with the Pittsburgh Penguins climbing within three points of the lead.The Caps lost their division lead when Mika Zibanejad (MEE’-kuh zioh-BAN’-eh-jad) scored his career-high fifth goal of the night, beating Ilya Samsonov (sam-DOH’-nahv) at 33 seconds of overtime to send the Rangers past Washington, 6-5. Zibanejad is the first Ranger to score five times in a game since Mark Pavelich in February 1983.Artemi Panarin (ahr-TEH’-mee pah-NAH’-rihn) had three assists for the Blueshirts, who are just a point behind the Islanders for the second Eastern Conference wild-card.The Capitals lost for the ninth time in 13 games despite Alex Ovechkin’s (oh-VEHCH’-kihnz) two goals.The Flyers picked up their eighth straight win as Carter Hart turned back 28 shots in a 4-1 decision over the Hurricanes. Ivan Provorov (PROH’-vah-rahv), Michael Raffl (RA’-ful), Nicolas Aube-Kubel (oh-BAY’ koo-BEHL’) and Sean Couturier (koo-TOOR’-ee-ay) scored for the Flyers, who are 24-5-4 at home. Associated Press Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNBA-WARRIORS-CURRYCurry to play for Warriors tonightSAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Golden State Warriors fans are enjoying some good news for a change. The NFLPA announced that votes would be accepted through March 12 at one minute before midnight. The more than 2,000 members will have a window of about 7 1/2 days to examine the 439-page document and cast a yes or no vote. Ratification requires a simple majority based on the number of returned ballots.The union says every player who was a dues-paying member during the 2019 season was sent a ballot. Votes will be confidential and received by an independent auditor.PGA-PALMER INVITATIONALEvery leads Palmer by 1 over McIlroyORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Matt Every owns the first-round lead at the Arnold Palmer Invitational, one shot ahead of world No. 1 Rory McIlroy. NEW YORK (AP) — The NBA has hit Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart with a $35,000 fine for confronting and verbally abusing the game officials at the end of Tuesday’s 129-120 overtime loss to the Nets.The league said the punishment reflected his history of misconduct on the court.The Celtics blew a 17-point lead in the fourth quarter of that game and were outscored, 11-2 in overtime.T25 MEN’S BASKETBALL-SCHEDULEAztecs reach MWC semis Patric Hornqvist scored twice and the Penguins inched closer to the Metropolitan lead with a 4-2 win at Buffalo. Sidney Crosby and Marcus Pettersson also scored as Pittsburgh won its second straight since a six-game slide.Elsewhere on NHL ice:— The Bruins continue to pace the Atlantic Division by nine points over the Lightning after Torey Krug (kroog) scored 4:08 into overtime to send Boston past the Panthers, 2-1. Jaroslav Halak (YAH’-roh-slahv hah-LAHK’) stopped 32 shots in the Bruins’ fourth straight win.— Tampa Bay won for just the second time in seven games as Andrei Vasilevskiy (va-sih-LEHV’-skee) posted his 21st career shutout by stopping 32 shots in a 4-0 win over the Canadiens. Victor Hedman scored twice and Nikita Kucherov (KOO’-cheh-rahv) added a goal and an assist for the Lightning.— Alex DeBrincat’s (deh-BRIHN’-kats) second goal of the game gave the Blackhawks a 4-1 lead late in the second period of a 4-3 victory against Edmonton. Leon Draisaitl (DRY’-sy-tul) had two more assists to run his league-leading point total to 110, but the Oilers failed to pull into a first-place tie with Vegas in the Pacific Division. Nuggets, Clippers winUNDATED (AP) — The Denver Nuggets needed a late rally to knock off the Hornets in Charlotte.Jamal Murray capped his 18-point performance by draining a running, off-balance 13-footer from the baseline with 5.1 seconds left to give the Nuggets a 114-112 win over the Hornets. Nikola Jokic (nee-KOH’-lah YOH’-kihch) added 14 points, 11 rebounds and eight assists for Denver, which trailed by eight in the fourth quarter before winning for the fourth time in eight games.The outcome keeps the Nuggets one game behind the Clippers for the second seed in the NBA’s Western Conference.Los Angeles won its sixth in a row as Kawhi (kah-WY’) Leonard delivered 25 points in a 120-105 romp over the Rockets. Montrezl (MAHN’-trehz) Harrell added 19 points and 10 rebounds off the bench for the Clippers, who built a 67-44 halftime lead while the Rockets made just 2 of 22 3-point attempts. Update on the latest sports — Christian Vital had 26 points and James Bouknight had 17 as UConn notched its fourth straight win, 77-71 against No. 21 Houston.— No. 25 Michigan blew out Nebraska, 82-58 as Jon Teske scored 12 points and Zavier Simpson added 11 in their home finale. Isaiah Livers had 18 points and 10 rebounds for the Wolverines.COLLEGE ATHLETICS-KANSAS-NCAAKansas denies NCAA accusationsLAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The University of Kansas has forcefully objected to charges that its storied men’s basketball and its football programs had committed significant violations tied primarily to recruiting. The school let its objections be known in nearly 300 pages of documents it issued as a formal response to the NCAA’s notice of allegations Thursday night.Kansas claims several facts involving Bill Self’s basketball program are in dispute, including charges that Kansas lacked institutional control and its Hall of Fame coach and his assistant, Kurtis Townsend, had committed a series of high-level violations.The NCAA issued last September its original notice of allegations which included five violations for men’s basketball and two lesser ones for football. The basketball violations are all Level 1, the most severe.NHL-SCHEDULEFlyers grab share of 1st when Caps lose in OT The 25-year-old Pesce had four goals and 18 points in 61 games this season. He was hurt in the second period of the Hurricanes’ win at Toronto on Feb. 22.MLB-NEWSSale has a flexor strain, leading Bosox to get McHughUNDATED (AP) — Boston Red Sox ace Chris Sale has a flexor strain near his left elbow and will not be scheduled for Tommy John surgery — for now.The 30-year-old left-hander felt discomfort in his pitching elbow Monday, a day after throwing his first batting practice of spring training. He had an MRI that was reviewed by team physicians and elbow specialists. — Craig Anderson turned back 37 shots as the Senators handed the Islanders their fifth consecutive loss, 4-3. Anthony Duclair’s 23rd goal of the season broke a 2-2 deadlock late in the second period.— Filip Forsberg and Matt Duchene (doo-SHAYN’) each scored power-play goals as the Predators blanked the Stars, 2-0 to end a three-game losing streak. Juuse Saros (YOO’-see SAH’-rohs) made 32 saves for his third shutout this season and the 10th of his career.NHL-HURRICANES-PESCEPesce has surgeryRALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Hurricanes have announced that defenseman Brett Pesce (PEH’-shee) had surgery on his right shoulder with a recovery time estimated at 4-6 months. Juszczyk is a valuable part of San Francisco’s offense as a blocker and receiver out of the backfield. He will earn more than $5 million in the final season of a four-year contract he signed in 2017.Williams will be paid more than $2 million next season as a key part of the defense that helped the Niners reach the Super Bowl this year.NFL-CBACBA ballots set to playersUNDATED (AP) — The NFL Players Association has sent ballots to members for voting on the proposed collective bargaining agreement Russell Westbrook led the Rockets with 29 points and 15 rebounds, but James Harden added just 16 while shooting 4-for-17, including 0-for-8 from 3-point range.Checking out Thursday’s other NBA action:— The 76ers’ nine-game road losing streak is over after Tobias Harris provided 28 point and 14 rebounds to lead them to a 125-108 win at Sacramento. Shake Milton scored 20 points and Al Horford added 18 points to help Philadelphia win without injured All-Stars Joel Embiid (joh-EHL’ ehm-BEED’) and Ben Simmons.NBA-CELTICS-SMARTSmart fined for abusing officials Sale’s ulnar collateral ligament was treated with a platelet-rich plasma injection last Aug. 19 and did not sustain additional damage.With Sale’s season in doubt, the Red Sox and right-hander Collin McHugh have worked out a one-year contract worth a guaranteed $600,000, a deal that allows him to earn up to $4.25 million. The 32-year-old McHugh was 4-5 with a 4.70 ERA in 35 appearances for the Astros last season, working primarily out of the bullpen. He was a 19-game winner in 2015, but he’s won just 15 games over the last three seasons.In other MLB news:— The White Sox have agreed to a five-year, $70 million contract with Yoán Moncada, a deal that includes a $25 million club option for 2025 that would make the agreement worth $90 million for six seasons. The White Sox acquired the 24-year-old Moncada in the December 2016 trade that sent Chris Sale to the Red Sox. The third baseman broke out last season by setting career highs with a .315 batting average, 25 homers and 79 RBIs.— Aaron Judge hasn’t given up on being ready for the Yankees’ opener at Baltimore on March 26, but still doesn’t know the cause of soreness in his right pectoral muscle and shoulder. The star right fielder has undergone more than half a dozen tests, and more are scheduled. Judge stopped workouts about a week before spring training after experiencing soreness while swinging. Then he felt soreness on Feb. 28 while hitting in an indoor cage for the second consecutive day. — The Cubs have scratched pitcher Yu Darvish and second baseman Jason Kipnis because of illness. In a series of tweets in Japanese, Darvish said he had a cough yesterday and expressed reluctance about entering the clubhouse amid the coronavirus outbreak. He posted that he didn’t have a fever or the flu. Theo Epstein, the president of baseball operations for the Cubs, said he didn’t have “full information right now,” but said it was his understanding Darvish had a daily illness and should be fine by tomorrow.— Jerry Koosman’s No. 36 is being retired by the Mets, more than four decades after he threw his final pitch for the team. Koosman will be honored before the June 13 game against Washington. Koosman was runner-up for the 1968 NL Rookie of the Year and won 21 games for the 1976 Mets. His five-hitter beat Baltimore in the 1969 World Series for the Mets’ first title.NFL-49ERS-SIGNINGSNiners pick up options on Juszczyk, WilliamsSANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers exercised contract options Thursday to keep fullback Kyle Juszczyk (YOO’-chehk) and slot cornerback K’Waun Williams on the team for the 2020 season. March 5, 2020 UNDATED (AP) — Fifth-ranked San Diego State has reached the Mountain West Conference semifinals by surviving a tough test from Air Force.Jordan Schakel scored 14 of his 17 points in the second half as the Aztecs rallied for a 73-60 win over the Falcons. Air Force led 44-39 until Schakel hit back-to-back 3s to give San Diego State its first lead since early in the first half. The long-range buckets ignited a 21-3 run that sent the Aztecs to their 13th consecutive victory.Yanni Wetzell and Malachi Flynn had 16 points each as San Diego State improved to 29-1 overall this season.In other top-25 finals:— No. 19 Ohio State prevented Illinois from moving into a four-way tie for the Big Ten lead by downing the 23rd-rated Illini, 71-63. Kaleb Wesson furnished 19 points in the Buckeyes’ fourth straight win, while teammate E.J. Liddell tied a career high with 17 points and had 11 rebounds. The 309th-ranked Every played in the tough afternoon wind while firing a 7-under 65. Not only was it Every’s lowest round at Bay Hill, it was 20 shots better than his last round six days ago in the Honda Classic.McIlroy’s 66 came during morning play. He hasn’t finished out of the top 10 in any tournament since September.Talor Gooch and Scottie Scheffler share third at minus-5.UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN-DOCTORAbuse allegations, calls for state inquiry build in Michigan Stephen Curry is playing tonight against the Toronto Raptors, one day after being medically cleared. The two-time NBA MVP missed 58 games after breaking his left hand Oct. 30 versus Phoenix.Curry has played just four games this season, averaging 20.3 points, 6.5 assists and five rebounds. He rejoins a team that owns the league’s worst record at 14-48, one season after advancing to the NBA Finals for the fifth consecutive year.The Warriors’ magic number for playoff elimination is four with 20 games remaining.Curry still plans to play in the Tokyo Olympics this summer.NBA-SCHEDULElast_img read more