Peter Forrest playing in a match against New South Wales. Picture. Phil HillyardThe split-level home is on 405sq m of land. The original external elements of the home have been retained including timber casement windows and leadlight inserts in the front door. There are polished hoop pine floors throughout the home and a modern kitchen.Marketing agent Glenn Bool of Place Estate Agents said it sold at auction. He said two offers had been made for the home before auction.The buyer was Brisbane-based and had been impressed with the character of the home, he said. Peter Forrest and his wife Rachel have sold their Cannon Hill home.QUEENSLAND cricketer Peter Forrest has secured a contract worth $895,000 and he won’t have to hit a single ball to get it.Mr Forrest and his wife Rachel have sold their home at 52 Aster St, Cannon Hill after listing it for an auction a few weeks ago.The couple, who have a 10-month old son, bought the house in 2012 and renovated it into a five bedroom home.More from newsNew apartments released at idyllic retirement community Samford Grove Presented by Parks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus20 hours agoHe said they felt with properties moving fairly fast in the area and securing good prices, it was a good time to sell.
State Street is to acquire GE Asset Management (GEAM) in a $485m (€645m) cash deal set to boost State Street Global Advisors (SSgA) assets under management by $100bn.Announcing the deal, State Street said the move would boost SSgA’s alternatives capabilities, noting GEAM’s experience in direct private equity and property.Jay Hooley, chief executive at State Street, said GEAM was a “very high-quality organisation” closely aligned with his company’s goals.“It is also reflective of our desire to allocate capital to higher growth and return businesses,” Hooley added. Ron O’Hanley, Hooley’s counterpart at the $2.4trn SSgA, highlighted several areas where GEAM’s experience would aid his company in new areas.“GEAM will bring new alternatives capabilities in direct private equity and real estate to SSGA while enhancing our existing active fundamental equity, active fixed income and hedge fund teams,” he said.O’Hanley added that GEAM’s outsourced CIO activities would “significantly strengthen” SSgA’s hand in what it regarded a rapidly growing area.SSgA said it expected to retain 90% of GEAM’s client assets, which it said were largely managed on behalf of US defined benefit funds.It added that the transaction was expected to complete by the third quarter of the year.
The Inpex-operated Ichthys LNG project has initiated a start-up of gas turbine generators at the onshore power plant near Darwin, Australia.Inpex said on Friday that this milestone was a significant step towards power generation at the project’s onshore combined cycle power plant (CCPP).Ichthys project managing director, Louis Bon, said: “Initiating the safe start-up of the gas turbine generators (GTG) illustrates the strong commitment of the onshore team to overcome challenges and achieve our targets.“The combined cycle power plant uses gas and steam turbines together to produce up to 50 percent more electricity from the same amount of fuel compared with a traditional simple-cycle plant.”The waste heat from the gas turbines will be used to create steam for the nearby steam turbine system, which generates extra power. Ultimately powered by natural gas from the Ichthys Field, the CCPP will use a mix of five gas and three steam turbine generators to supply all the electricity requirements for onshore processing of LNG.The power plant has the capacity for up to 490 megawatts of electricity, which allows LNG processing trains to cool and liquefy natural gas.“With more than 50 per cent energy efficiency, the CCPP will provide energy efficiency well above the 30-35 per cent typically achieved by a standard industrial gas turbine open cycle power plant and will allow the project to use saved fuel gas to produce more LNG,” Bon added.Inpex said that, when fully operational, the Ichthys LNG project would have the capacity to produce up to 8.9 million tonnes per annum (Mta) of LNG, up to 1.65 million tonnes per annum (Mta) of liquefied petroleum gas, and 100,000 barrels of condensate a day (at peak).When it comes to offshore components of the Ichthys LNG project, the Ichthys Explorer central processing platform (CPF) was moored in the field in June while the Ichthys Venturer floating production, storage and offloading facility (FPSO) was moored about two months later, in late August.In addition, a naming ceremony for the Oceanic Breeze tanker that will be transporting 0.9 million tons of liquefied natural gas per year produced from Ichthys took place in late October at Mitsubishi Heavy Industries’ shipyard in Nagasaki. The Oceanic Breeze will join another tanker, the Pacific Breeze, in a fleet which will be chartered by Inpex to transport Ichthys-produced LNG.
This is the first time a cruise ship has been using cold ironing for a long period of time, according to Hapag-Lloyd Cruises. Europa 2, a cruise ship operated by Germany-based cruise line Hapag-Lloyd Cruises, has had its cold ironing connection certified by the classification society DNV GL. Hapag-Lloyd Cruises: The End of Heavy Fuel Oil Era in Expedition Fleet The cruise vessel has been successfully using cold ironing at the Cruise Center Altona in Hamburg for the past 30 days and was able to save a total of 600 tons of carbon dioxide. All new ships in the company’s fleet are equipped for cold ironing. “We are glad that we have been able to make such valuable use of this forced break by driving forward cold ironing and the certification of the Europa 2. The fact that a cruise ship has used cold ironing over a long period of time in Hamburg is an important and unprecedented experience,” Karl J. Pojer, CEO of Hapag-Lloyd Cruises. Posted: about 1 year ago Furthermore, all routes are carefully planned with an environmentally efficient average speed not pushing the vessels to go as fast as possible, reduces consumption by 30% and also lowers the emissions, the cruise line added. The luxury ship Europa 2, with a maximum of 500 passengers requires 2.2 megawatts of power per hour during its laytime. This reduces the ship’s emissions to practically zero. The electricity used is being supplied by Hamburg Energie and comes from 100% renewable resources, which means that the operation of the Europa 2 in the port is practically climate-neutral, the company said. The compatibility of the cold ironing connection at the Cruise Center in Altona was adjusted by the Hamburg Port Authority (HPA), as the small Europa 2 requires a lower voltage than the other cruise ships that are using cold ironing there. The settings can be easily duplicated any time the luxury ship makes a stop at the port in the future. “Successful use of cold ironing is another important part of our environmental strategy. We use marine gas oil with a low 0.1% sulphur content in the whole fleet, all over the world, thereby going beyond the legal requirements.” As explained, the certification is a result of testing its undisrupted use and compatibility of cold ironing. Categories: Business & Finance By using the low-pollutant fuel marine gas oil with a sulphur content of 0.1%, the sulphur emissions of the Hapag-Lloyd Cruises fleet will be cut by 80%. The switch to marine gas oil also means a reduction in soot and particulates of up to 30%. Posted: about 1 year ago Image Courtesy: Hapag-Lloyd Cruises
April 5, 2020 William Byron has won the third NASCAR virtual raceUNDATED (AP) — William Byron has won the third NASCAR virtual race in a series put together after the coronavirus pandemic stopped sports.Byron easily won the iRacing event Sunday at virtual Bristol Motor Speedway, where NASCAR would have been really racing before the coronavirus pandemic caused sports to shut down.His victory came after he led the most laps in NASCAR’s first two virtual races and had nothing to show for his gaming skills.The most entertaining part of Sunday’s event was the drivers’ gaming streams, where they argued and complained about one another. Bubba Wallace “rage quit” the game early after an accident and Daniel Suarez and Kyle Larson were parked after virtually tangling on track. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNFL-OBIT-TOM DEMPSEYEx-NFL kicker, Saints hero Tom Dempsey dies at 73NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Former NFL kicker Tom Dempsey has died from what his family described as complications from the new coronavirus. He was 73. Update on the latest sports In other news related to the coronavirus pandemic:— Major League Soccer’s 25th season is on hold indefinitely because of the coronavirus outbreak, but league officials and coaches still hope the league will be able to get in a full season and with fans in attendance. The league had set a target date for re-starting on May 10, although that now seems unlikely. The anniversary of the first MLS match is Monday.— England defender Kyle Walker is facing disciplinary action from English Premier League team Manchester City after appearing to break lockdown conditions during the coronavirus pandemic. Walker apologized on Sunday after it was widely reported he held a party involving two sex workers at his home last week, breaking the government’s rules on social distancing. The country is in the middle of a three-week lockdown. The team says it will look into Walker’s conduct.— A Serbian soccer player has been sentenced to three months of home detention for flouting a curfew imposed to curb the spread of coronavirus. Striker Aleksandar Prijovic pleaded guilty at a video link trial in Belgrade on Saturday. Police had arrested him and 19 others for gathering at a hotel lobby bar in Belgrade on Friday and violating the country’s 5 p.m. to 5 a.m. lockdown orders. He is the second Serbian soccer player to be caught violating the stay-at-home orders. Those who violate the restrictive measures could face up to three years in jail.— Soccer players in Spain are criticizing the Spanish league’s decision to ask clubs to put the footballers on government furloughs during the coronavirus crisis. The league on Friday said the furloughs were needed because there was no agreement on the size of the salary cuts that players must take to reduce the financial impact of the pandemic. In a statement today, Spain’s players’ association said the league should have created a financial cushion for this period. The league and the players’ association have been in talks to try to find ways to mitigate losses if the season cannot be restarted because of the pandemic. Hagans entering NBA draftLEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky guard Ashton Hagans is giving up his last two seasons of college eligibility to enter the NBA draft, saying the time is now to pursue his dream of playing professionally.The 6-foot-3 Hagans was named SEC Defensive Player of the Year as a freshman and became one of the country’s best point guards this past season.He averaged 11.5 points, 6.4 assists, 3.9 rebounds and 1.9 steals last season, but he also clashed with coach John Calipari. Hagans argued with forward Nick Richards and coach Calipari and reportedly refused to re-enter in the second half of a home loss to Tennessee. Calipari downplayed the incident afterward.VIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTS Dempsey set an NFL record that stood for 43 years when he kicked a 63-yard, game-winning field goal for the New Orleans Saints against Detroit on Nov. 8, 1970. It wasn’t until 2013 that Matt Prater of the Broncos broke that record with a 64-yarder in Denver.Dempsey’s success came despite being born without toes on his kicking foot. Dempsey kicked for 11 seasons in the NFL with New Orleans, Philadelphia, the Los Angeles Rams, Houston Oilers and Buffalo.His daughter says Dempsey was diagnosed with dementia several years ago and was living in a New Orleans nursing home that was hit hard by the virus.The Orleans Parish coroner has yet to release an official cause of death.COLLEGE BASKETBALL-HAGANS-NBA — Australia’s triathlon world champion Mirinda Carfrae has found virtual reality competitions created to sustain sport amid the coronavirus outbreak have unexpected hazards. The three-time world ironman champion was competing against Jocelyn McCauley of the United States, Canada’s Angela Naeth and Jeanni Seymour of South Africa in the inaugural Ironman VR Pro Challenge women’s race when disaster struck: Her husband tripped over the cord of her smart trainer, disconnecting it and putting her out of the race.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 Associated Press
Travis Beckum, Tight End — You bet he wishes he made the jump to the NFL after his junior year. Instead, he returned to UW to further develop his blocking technique and add strength to ultimately improve upon his draft stock. That didn’t happen.A hamstring injury early and a broken fibula late limited Beckum to six games and 422 yards — fewer than half of his 2007 total.Not to worry — while the decision to come back will cost him financially, expect Beckum to do just fine at the next level and become a possible sleeper there. Breakthroughs/Sleepers: Tom Gorowsky, Forward — Ruled by DNP-Coach’s Decision and dress suits for three seasons, life was tough for the recipient of Minnesota’s 2004 “Mr. Hockey” award.All that changed after Street went down. Gorowsky finally got steady ice time.It has shown.His 25 points and 11 goals are good for third on the team and easily eclipse the 18 he scored in years one through three.David Gilreath, Wide Receiver — With Beckum hurt and Jefferson disappearing, someone besides tight end Garrett Graham had to produce. Unlike the freshman version of himself, who dropped the ball in a starting roll (numerous times) and caught just one pass all season, the 5-foot-11, 165-pound Gilreath emerged as a dual offensive threat.Chalk one up for the little guys.Dustin Sherer, Quarterback — Heading into the 2008 campaign, what were the chances Sherer attempted more than 10 passes during the course of the season? One in five? One in 100?The fact that he came in and started the final six games — and did an adequate job at it too — exceeded all expectations. Niles Brinkley, Cornerback — Desperate to fill the void left by Jack Ikegwuonu, who departed to the NFL, and Aaron Henry, still recovering from a torn ACL, Brinkley stepped in nicely.The sophomore paced the team with four interceptions and afforded the Badgers some stability in the secondary. Kyle Jefferson, Wide Receiver — A productive freshman season filling in for then-injured seniors Paul Hubbard and Luke Swan slipped into disappointment a year later. Coach Bret Bielema lost trust in his once-coveted deep threat, who caught just 14 passes for 189 yards and zero touchdowns.Jefferson could be on track to go the way of Jarvis Minton, Xavier Harris and Marcus Randle El. Ouch. Productive: Jamie McBain, Defenseman — National leader in points scored by a defenseman (34; seven goals, 27 assists) and power play points (24), McBain has emerged as the best player on a team loaded with potential NHL talent. Marcus Landry, Forward — The closest thing to a go-to guy the Badgers have on a game-to-game basis. A team and personal best 12.9 points per game doesn’t stand out when compared to the nation’s elite.Keeping in mind he plays for the slow it down, methodical Badgers, it’s good enough. P.J. Hill, Running Back — The 2008 Hill wasn’t the one of old, mostly because redshirt freshman John Clay began stealing some carries.Still, all things considered, 1,161 rushing yards and 13 touchdowns are hard to dismiss. Allan Evridge, Quarterback — Remember media members and fans alike calling for Evridge to spell the end of Tyler Donovan in 2007? Boy how things changed.Evridge learned how to spell all right: his own doom. Making plays seldom, showing is indecision often and finding numerous ways to come up with a costly mistake, Evridge never quite fit in.To think: all that effort to transfer (from Kansas State) and learn a new system wasted. There must be something to cheer about.Wait, never mind.It’s bad enough the economy is collapsing like the Kingdome upon detonation, but major Wisconsin sports too? Come on.First it was the football team, which blew and lost three fourth quarter leads, including two of more than 10 points. Then came the men’s hockey team and its eighth third-period meltdown resulting in a loss or tie. And now the basketball team officially got in on the act of disappearing late — twice to Minnesota (when does that happen?) and seven times overall.This truly has been a difficult year.In the spirit of what’s to come — fantasy baseball — let’s take a look at what has been done.More specifically, some of the individuals who contributed in some way to Wisconsin’s athletic struggles (“Busts”), those who were always there (“Productive”) and those who give or gave Badgers everywhere reason for hope (“Breakthroughs/Sleepers”).Busts: Ben Street, Forward — Senior year was supposed to be the time it came together, the time Street made a lasting impression on pro scouts that have for so long overlooked his abilities.Unfortunately, like Beckum, a serious injury (ACL tear) cut his season short.Expected to lead another young, talented Badgers team, the forward’s production was limited to one goal in four games.Luckily, Street has another chance to prove himself. The injury happened early enough that he can take a medical redshirt and compete next season. John Clay, Running Back — The clear-cut star in the Badgers ground attack now Hill gave up his eligibility in favor of the NFL didn’t solidify his role with the team until nearly midway through last season.Rated the No. 2 recruit in Wisconsin and fourth-best back in the country, according to Rivals.com as a high school senior, fans figured he’d stack up in the Big Ten.Too many bodies in the backfield and a summer school class forced his hand into redshirting his freshman year. Not anymore.Now there’s something to look forward to.Kevin is a former sports editor of The Badger Herald. Want to talk Wisconsin sports? E-mail him at email@example.com.
He said considerable work has also been done at the swimming pool and lawn tennis sections of the stadium, adding, “The work is of good standard. The main bowl, lawn tennis court, swimming pool are being worked on according to plan. The new stadium is bigger than what it used to be and we are meeting up our timeline.”Shaibu noted that professionals were engaged to rebuild the stadium, while locals were employed to provide unskilled labour in carrying out minimal works which require less supervision.The contractor handling the project, Mr Olanrewaju Adeleke, said the work on all sections of the stadium would be fully ready by December 2019, adding that the rains would not affect the pace of work.“We will be able to meet up with the deadline for completion of the stadium. The rains will be helpful to grow natural grass on the field and not stop work,” he added.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Adibe Emenyonu in Benin CityEdo State Acting Governor, Mr. Philip Shaibu, has assured stakeholders in the state’s sport that the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium being renovated by the Governor Godwin Obaseki-led administration would be delivered in time to drive sports development in the state.Shaibu disclosed this when he led members of the state’s Executive Council to the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium to inspect the pace and standard of ongoing reconstruction work at the complex in Benin City.
Share Karl Dukes – MediahutAmid the hype of last week’s introduction of European-wide GDPR regulations, Karl Dukes Marketing Director of Mediahut clarifies the regulatory context surrounding consent and communications.A 20-year industry marketing veteran, Dukes tells betting stakeholders not to panic when implementing GDPR compliance directives, a subject matter currently dominating all corporate agendas… _________________________As of today, 2 days before GDPR comes into legal effect here in the UK, I am receiving literally dozens of “repermissioning emails” from a wide range of companies.Most of these are well written and compliant. However, almost all of them are also unnecessary. So many organisations have either left it too late or simply panicked themselves into requesting permission, as they think that they ‘MUST have consent’ to continue communication. This is not necessarily the case.The big problem with the “yes or no” questions that are being asked is simply that a lack of a YES is, by definition, a NO. People are seeing databases being rendered unusable, by simply asking an unnecessary question!I will apologise now for the following sentence, but it is an important one.Recital 47 of the EU GDPR 2016/679 (I know..) clearly states that you do not NEED consent, as long as the processing that is carried out does not override the “fundamental rights and freedoms” of the subject, taking into consideration the reasonable expectation of the data subject, based on the relationship with the controller”. (Sorry…)So let’s think about this rationally. If I sign up with a company to allow them to provide services to me, it would not be unreasonable for me to expect that company to communicate relevant and pertinent content to me. Moreover, in a number of circumstances, I would expect them to (e.g. if I have purchased a subscription of some sort). This means that that company has already GOT the “lawful basis for processing” that it needs, and therefore does NOT need another one.Part of GDPR is that we MUST carry out a fair and reasonable assessment of the risks of processing and to ensure that they are proportionate for the task being carried out.However, a simple three-part test fulfils this remit;You need to:A) Identify a legitimate interest; (The ICO definitions include “commercial interests, individual interests or broader societal benefits”)B) Show that the processing is necessary to achieve it; andC) Balance it against the individual’s interests, rights and freedomsThis test allows us to establish a “Legitimate Interest” under the GDPR regulations and allows us to process data for the specific task for which the balancing test was completed.In practice, it simply is not as binary as this, and common sense would dictate what that interest is. We would need to ensure that the processing is lawful, and carry out a “Legitimate Interest Assessment” (LIA) for each process. The key advice is to only use data in ways that the consumer would “reasonably expect”, and will not cause them harm or they would find intrusive.And sorry to all you email senders, although GDPR does not place any specific restrictions around what you can and can’t do, PECR (Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations) still does, and you have to fulfil your obligations in exactly the same way as previously. So no spam, no unsolicited email.The GOOD news, however, is that Direct Marketing (i.e. physical mail shots) is automatically compliant.GDPR is NOT a revolution, it is an evolution of the existing regulations (the DPA). If your processes were compliant before, then they almost certainly will be now. Yes, there ARE more boxes to tick, and yes, there are more forms to fill in. BUT if your processes are robust and your procedures are sensible, then there is nothing to fear.________________Karl Dukes – Sales and Marketing Director – MediahutSports betting marketing and communications will be discussed at the upcoming ‘Betting on Sports Conference’ (#boscon2018 – Olympia London-18-20 September 2018). Click on the below banner for more information… Share Submit EU research agency demands urgent action on loot box consumer safeguards July 29, 2020 Europol warns of ‘greater risk’ of match-fixing during pandemic August 7, 2020 Germany moves forward by presenting unloved framework to EU courts May 20, 2020 StumbleUpon Related Articles
Rank outlines plans to reopen Grosvenor venues July 22, 2020 Rank Group extends support for Carers Trust July 28, 2020 Share Share London-listed Rank Group Plc has moved to strengthen its governance advisory, confirming the appointment of Karen Whitworth as a Non-Executive Director with immediate effect.An expert in the financial planning and risk management of large-scale enterprises, Whitworth is the former logistics and supply chain operations director of UK supermarket J Sainsburys Plc (2007-2018).Updating investors, Rank governance informs that Whitworth will serve the company’s Audit Chair with effect from 21 November and will further maintain a seat on the firm’s remuneration committee.Furthermore, the executive will hold be a key advisor to Rank Group’s Safer Gambling policy.Whitworth’s extensive career has seen her lead auditing for Intercontinental Hotel Group Plc, where she held numerous senior positions between 2000 and 2005, and BGS Holdings Limited, an online entertainment business. At present, Whitworth is currently a non-executive director of Tritax Big Box REIT plc.Confirming the governance appointment, Alex Thursby, Rank’s chairman, said “We are delighted to welcome Karen to the Rank board. Her extensive background in finance and governance, together with significant broad business acumen, will be a real asset to the Group. The board and I very much look forward to working with her over the coming years.” John O’Reilly – Erratic orders have placed UK casinos on life support August 4, 2020 Related Articles Submit StumbleUpon
It’s time for college baseball fans’ annual pilgrimage to middle America — Omaha, Neb., to be exact — for the 2019 College World Series. After an unpredictable run of regional and super regional games, the field of 64 was narrowed to the final eight teams, which have been competing in a double-elimination tournament. Wednesday, June 19Game 7: Louisville 5, Auburn 3 Game 9: Texas Tech 4, Florida State 1 Tuesday, June 25Vanderbilt 4, Michigan 1 Game 8: Vanderbilt 6, Mississippi State 3 Game 2: Florida State 1, Arkansas 0 Tuesday, June 25Finals: Game 2: Vanderbilt 4, Michigan 1 Sunday, June 16Game 3: Vanderbilt 3, Louisville 1 Monday, June 17Game 5: Texas Tech 5, Arkansas 4 ESPNWednesday, June 26Game 3: Michigan vs. Vanderbilt7 p.m. ETESPNJune 21 resultsMichigan 15, Texas Tech 3Vanderbilt 3, Louisville 2College World Series 2019 TV channels, live streamDate: June 15-26Location: TD Ameritrade Park, Omaha, Neb.TV channels: ESPN, ESPN2Live stream: Watch ESPNESPN networks will anchor coverage of the College World Series from the first pitch of Game 1 until the final pitch in the championship game. For the sixth straight year, the trio of play-by-play guy Karl Ravech and color commentators Eduardo Perez and Kyle Peterson will be on the call.You can also live-stream the College World Series on ESPN.com or with the Watch ESPN app.2019 College World Series bracketBracket 1TeamWLMichigan30OUT – No. 5 Arkansas02OUT – Florida State12OUT- No. 8 Texas Tech22Bracket 2TeamWLNo. 2 Vanderbilt30OUT – No. 6 Mississippi State12OUT – Auburn02OUT – No. 7 Louisville22College baseball schedule, scoresSaturday, June 15Game 1: Michigan 5, Texas Tech 3 Tuesday, June 18Game 7: Louisville vs. Auburn, suspended Friday, June 21Game 11: Michigan 15, Texas Tech 3 Game 4: Mississippi State 5, Auburn 4 Game 6: Michigan 2, Florida State 0 Thursday, June 20Game 10: Louisville 4, Mississippi State 3 Game 12: Vanderbilt 3, Louisville 2 College World Series baseball games todayHere’s the schedule for next week’s College World Series playoff games, scores of all the tournament’s games, and how to watch every game live.Championship finals scheduleMonday, June 24Michigan 7, Vanderbilt 4 The field was composed of four SEC teams (Mississippi State, Arkansas, Auburn, Vanderbilt) and five national seeds, but the unpredictable nature of the CWS — five of the last seven winners have not been among the top eight national seeds — means that it was really anyone’s tournament to win. Michigan, which was a No. 3 seed in its regional, could be dogpiling by the end of the month. Below is information for how to watch them, as well as a full slate of games for the entire CWS. Monday, June 24Finals: Game 1: Michigan 7, Vanderbilt 4 Wednesday, June 26Finals: Game 3: Michigan vs. Vanderbilt7 p.m. ETESPN