first_img“What you appear to have here is a lone actor and they are obviously particularly hard to detect,” said Jonathan Hall, the Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation, whose job is to inform public debate on security laws.”If, as has been reported, the individual is suffering from poor mental health that is a particularly difficult area,” he added.When asked about the reports of the assailant being already on authorities’ radar, Britain’s Security Minister James Brokenshire said the government did not comment on intelligence matters.Teacher James Furlong, 36, is the only victim to have been named so far. “James was a wonderful man. He was beautiful, intelligent, honest and fun,” his parents said in a statement.The attack was reminiscent of some recent incidents in Britain that authorities also considered to be terrorism.In February, police shot dead a man, previously jailed for promoting violent Islamist material, who had stabbed two people on a busy street in south London. Last November, another man who had been jailed for terrorism offences stabbed two people to death on London Bridge before he too was shot dead by police. Topics : A Western security source, speaking on condition of anonymity, told Reuters that the arrested man was a 25-year-old Libyan called Khairi Saadallah. Police have not named the suspect though they confirmed the arrest of a 25-year-old man.The security source said Saadallah had come across the radar of Britain’s domestic security agency MI5 last year over intelligence he had aspirations to travel for extremist purposes, although his plans then came to nothing.Reading, which is about 40 miles (65 km) west of London, said a minute’s silence would be held at 0900 GMT.”Lone actor”center_img Mourners were to hold a minute’s silence in the English town of Reading on Monday for the victims of a stabbing that killed three people in the latest attack authorities attributed to terrorism.Three people were also injured when a man wielding a five-inch knife went on the rampage on Saturday in a park in the southern town, stabbing people at random who were enjoying a sunny, summer evening.Describing the incident as an atrocity and terrorism, police say they have detained one man and are not hunting others.last_img read more

first_imgAn artist impression of the new University of the Sunshine Coast Moreton Bay Campus due to open in Petrie in 2020.The USC Moreton Bay campus due to open in Petrie this year is helping to drive interest in the Pine Rivers real estate market and buyer activity is only going to increase, a local real estate experts has said. According to data from Core Logic, more than half the suburbs in the Pine River Press catchment have seen median house price growth in 2019 while all but Dakabin have seen an increase in the average house price in the past three years. The standout performer of 2019 was Dayboro where the median house price was up 16.9 per cent to $591,000. USC chief operating officer Scott Snyder shows off laboratory space at the Moreton Bay campus in Petrie. Picture: Marcel Baum.Clear Mountain came in second with an increase of 16.3 per cent to $802,250 while Cashmere was up 5.4 per cent to $769,450. David Deane Real Estate Strathpine sales director Mark Rumsey said the Pine Rivers property market had been solid in 2019. “(It) did get affected early in the year with the fallout from the banking royal commission lending crackdown and federal election but has been picking up confidence steadily since,” he said.“There has been a lot of investor activity due to the university and first home buyers have been solid with interest rates at such record lows.” Mark Rumsey of David Deane Real Estate. Picture: supplied.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus10 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market10 hours agoMr Rumsey said Strathpine, Lawnton, Bray Park and Petrie were the strongest suburbs for sales in 2019, all getting high interest courtesy of the university and subsequent development coming in to support it. “We are so close to the bay, country regions, the north and south coasts, 25 minutes to the city, and have a median house price of only $425,000 with properties with big blocks and great value for money,” he said.Mr Rumsey predicted 2020 would be an even better year for real estate in the region. “The new first homebuyer incentives, possible interest rate drops, Petrie university opening and Brisbane’s second runway will see our area and Brisbane as a whole have a very good year of growth,” he said. “We are very excited about how our region is developing and some of the exciting new projects coming alive.”last_img read more

first_img Vacancies in suburbs such as Surfers Paradise and Broadbeach rose sharply during the COVID-19 period.Andrew Henderson, Gold Coast Zone Chair for the Real Estate Industry of Queensland, said vacancy rates for long-term residential rentals on the Gold Coast are the highest he’s ever seen.“A lot of Airbnb and short-term holiday lets have gone into the permanent rental pool,” he said.“That has created an oversupply in some areas which is compounded by the loss of jobs in hospitality, tourism and retail.” Related news: Rents slashed on luxury Gold Coast holiday homes Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 3:01Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -3:01 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedCaptions (En-AU)Quality Levels540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, 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 Rate1xFullscreenCoronavirus: Inside Australia’s renting crisis03:01The Gold Coast residential rental market is among the hardest hit in Australia with new data showing a surge in vacancies during the COVID-19 crisis.Rental listings on the Gold Coast jumped by 12.5 per cent between the weeks ending March 22 and 26 April, well above the national average of 0.8 per cent, according to CoreLogic. Nationally, inner-city regions of Melbourne and Sydney took the biggest blows, with rental listings having risen over the same period by 36.2 per cent and 34.1 per cent respectively. Suburbs which rely on industries most heavily impacted by COVID-19, such as Surfers Paradise and Broadbeach, are the most susceptible.John Newlands, Principal of Professionals Surfers Paradise, said the majority of those vacating had lost work in tourism and hospitality as well as students who returned home due to COVID-19.“A good 10 per cent of vacancies on our rent roll are due to those events,” he said.“As an agent you don’t want to lose those properties from the rent roll so what we’ve done is put more resources into showing those properties more frequently to replace those people who have gone.”High vacancies have had a flow-on effect on rental prices.Analysis by shows median rental prices for units on the Gold Coast plunged -27% over the month from 22 March to 27 April, while housing rentals fared better at 7%. Some landlords have discounted weekly rents while others are offering sweeteners, such as a week’s free rent, in a bid to secure new tenants.More from news02:37Gold Coast real estate: Custodian CEO John Fitzgerald urges Australians to buy more property now16 Sep 202002:37How COVID has changed spring buyer wishlists5 Sep 2020“Some owners are negotiating an outcome that will work for both parties because a lot of landlords are also in situations where they’ve lost their job as well,” Mr Newlands said.But the impact may be short-lived, with Job Keeper payments providing financial relief and COVID-19 restrictions starting to ease across the State.“Now that Job Keeper payments have kicked in, that will start to stabilise the market,” Mr Henderson said.“Once we get hospitality open and tourism picks up once the borders reopen we’ll start to see a positive change flow through.”In the long-term, Mr Henderson said the Gold Coast will likely reap the benefits of significantly increased interstate migration following COVID-19.“People now know they can work from home successfully and realise they may as well live somewhere with a better lifestyle,” he said.“We may be taking a hit now but I believe the mobility of the workforce will fill that gap down the track.”last_img read more

first_img 122 Views   no discussions BusinessInternationalLifestyleLocalNews Secret Bay Contending for Travel + Leisure’s 2020 Top Caribbean Hotel by: – February 17, 2020 We’re excited to share that Dominica and Secret Bay are being considered as a ‘Top Caribbean Destination’ and ‘Top Caribbean Hotel’ in Travel + Leisure’s “2020 World’s Best Awards.”Together, let’s earn top recognition for Dominica by selecting our country as the best destination. We would be further grateful if you select Secret Bay as the best hotel. The resort claimed a top 10 spot in the “2019 World’s Best Awards” in the ‘Top 25 Resort Hotels in the Caribbean, Bermuda, and the Bahamas’ category, and is aiming to be number one this year.There are two ways to vote: One is to email with subject line: ‘T+L World’s Best Awards Giveaway’ and in the body of the email, include: Country Destination: Dominica, Hotel: Secret Bay, along with your name and address. Or take the survey by visiting:, following the prompts and ultimately selecting ‘Dominica’ then ‘Secret Bay.’ See full survey instructions below.Voting Instructions by Survey:Visit “continue,” then follow prompts to register login and enter biographical infoWhen asked which regions you have traveled to within the past 3 years, select “Caribbean”When asked which countries you have traveled to within the past 3 years, select “Dominica”When asked which categories you would like to rate, select “Islands” and “Hotels”Click “select items to rate,” then follow the prompts to cast your vote for Dominica and Secret BayAbout Secret Bay Secret Bay features a limited collection of six freestanding, secluded and sustainably-crafted villas that are immersed in nature and positioned on a breathtaking clifftop overlooking the azure Caribbean Sea. Offering a wealth of transformational experiences, fine dining, wellness facilities, architectural residential-style villas, and night and day access to remote beaches, Secret Bay provides guests with the ultimate six-star hideaway experience. Secret Bay, recently accepted into Relais & Châteaux, the most prestigious association of luxury hotels and restaurants in the world, is the first and only property in Dominica and just the eighth property in the Caribbean to join the internationally acclaimed, elite group of independent hotels. Secret Bay recently earned Green Global Certification and has received numerous accolades in its eight years in operation, most recently named “Dominica’s Leading Hotel” by World Travel Awards and “Boutique Luxury Hotel of the Year” by Caribbean Journal. Secret Bay is located at Ross Boulevard, Dominica and can be reached at +1 767 445 4444 or and online at Share Sharecenter_img Sharing is caring! Share Tweetlast_img read more

first_imgBatesville, In. — Weather has become the weekend spoiler.The Batesville Holiday Parade has been postponed, but the RomWeber Marketplace will host Santa and the community from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Enjoy caroling with the Fritsch family at 11:30 a.m., a performance by Southeastern Indiana Dance and music by the Eureka Band at 2 p.m. Santa and his reindeer will be there as well as crafts and lots of fun, plus a $500 chamber check giveaway.The Brookville November Noel has been moved indoors to the Knights of Columbus on Main Street in Brookville.National Weather Service meteorologist Andy Hatzous says high pressure will move east of the tri-state today. A low pressure system will organize over the southern Plains tonight, strengthening as it tracks northeast through the Great Lakes Saturday into Saturday night. The low and its associated cold will bring showers and a few thunderstorms. Periods of gusty winds are expected. The tri-state region is in a marginal risk of severe weather Saturday. A colder, low pressure system is expected to spread across the area Sunday.last_img read more

first_img Loading… “It’s difficult as a footballer to keep track of your monies because you just want to play. You put people you trust in charge and some times, they end up being the wrong ones”, he quipped. read also:Ugbade, Udeze pick Chukwueze ahead of Osimhen for CAF Young Player Award However, The AFCON bronze medalist has suggested that footballers create ample time and be more money conscious by getting financial advice from the appropriate bodies so as not to be left helpless after retirement. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Former Super Eagles defender, Ifeanyi Udeze, has pleaded with Footballers to be financially responsible. The former AEK Athens stalwart while speaking to, stated that most footballers are left with nothing after retirement because they aren’t financially aware and responsible.Advertisement Promoted ContentCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A DroneThe 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The World7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market Value5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World10 Of The Best Places Around The World To Go StargazingBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty Pennylast_img read more

first_imgGUYANA’S One Star boxing referee/judge Romona Agard created history recently by becoming the first Guyanese referee/judge to be selected to officiate in the South American Youth Championships which is scheduled for Chile during the month of September.Agard was notified of the accomplishment by way of a letter from the America’s Boxing Confederation (AMBC).The experienced official said she is elated to be recognised by the AMBC who has recognised the hard work she has been doing over the years.She also extended gratitude to her husband Menard Wilson (also a referee), as well as Guyana Boxing Associations president Steve Ninvalle and other executives of the GBA for their support.Agard, the chairperson of the GBA’s Referee/Judge Commission, gained her One Star badge last December following success at examinations in Barbados after the GBA paved the way for her and Richard Braithwaite to attend courses there.last_img read more

first_imgAfrica’s best table tennis playing nations – Nigeria and Egypt are scheduled to renew their rivalry at the ITTF Africa Cup holding in Agadir, Morocco.Egypt as the defending champions will be relying on their stars – Omar Assar and Dina Meshref who are hoping to hold on to the title they won at Yaounde 2015 in Cameroon.According to the President, ITTF Africa, Khaled El-Salhy, the favourites for this tournament are Nigeria and Egypt but countries like Congo Brazzaville, Algeria and Tunisia would not be pushovers when the championship serves off on July 1.The three-day championship serves as qualifications for the ITTF World Cups with winners in the men and women events representing the continent at the prestigious tournaments holding later in the year.Every country competing at the championship are expected to register four players made up of two men and two women while defending champions – Egypt will have six players made up of three male and three female taking part in the competition.Already as part of his efforts to excel at the tournament, men’s singles defending champion, Egypt’s Omar Assar is at present competing at the China Open in order to be in top form for the continental tournament.The tournament initially scheduled to be hosted by Mozambique, was awarded to Morocco after the inability of the Mozambique government to confirm its readiness to host the championship.The ITTF Africa boss, however, lauded the Morocco Table Tennis Association (MTTA) for accepting to host the competition within a short notice.“The Executive Council (EC) of ITTF Africa decided to step down the event from Mozambique due to lack of communication and delay in signing the contract by Mozambique. The new host – Morocco will host the tournament in Agadir at the same venue and hotel that hosted the 2016 African Championship last October,” he said.“I understand that it is quite difficult for any nation to host a major event in short time but we count on the experience of MTTA having hosted many international events in the last five years. I believe they have a very good hospitality and venue,” El-Salhy added. Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ For the second consecutive possession, Amaya Finklea-Guity saw an opening behind her and thrust her right hand in the air. Kiara Lewis stalled outside the 3-point arc in SU’s season-opener against Ohio, locked eyes with Finklea-Guity and lobbed a pass toward the right block. Lewis’ pass beat Ohio’s defensive rotation, giving Finklea-Guity a clear path to the basket.But her shot bounced off the backboard, the side of the rim and back into play. It was the second straight sequence the junior had missed a chance from the same spot. As Finklea-Guity dropped her head and jogged back down the court, Syracuse head coach Quentin Hillsman turned toward his bench and pointed at Maeva Djaldi-Tabdi.“(Finklea-Guity’s) just missing shots,” Hillsman said. “She’s getting good looks.”Finklea-Guity wasn’t the focal point of No. 18 Syracuse’s (4-3) offense during her first two seasons, but she was thrust into a larger role when the Orange lost their top two scorers from last year. She tried to add new aspects to her game over the summer with new assistant coach DeLisha Milton-Jones — a stronger pivot down low, a mid-range jumper like Maeva Djaldi-Tabdi and an assortment of face-up moves. Players said they noticed. So did Hillsman. But through seven games, Finklea-Guity has only scored double-digits once, instead stumbling into a defense-oriented role similar to last year.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“I’ve been working to make more mid-range, just trying to open up more in the post,” Finklea-Guity said on Nov. 20. “That’s really been my focus, I haven’t been doing it that much in the last three games.”A lack of scoring hasn’t cost her a starting spot, though. Finklea-Guity’s patrolled the middle of SU’s 2-3 zone and taken every opening tip-off for the Orange, but this season hasn’t been the breakout year she and high school coach Alex Gallagher said it would be. Eva Suppa | Digital Design EditorThey said she’d be on the court for more than her height, more than her blocks and more than her rebounds, like she was in her final two years at Noble and Greenough (Massachusetts) School when she averaged 16.8 points and 14.5 rebounds as a senior. As a freshman with the Bulldogs, Finklea-Guity had the size to immediately become an asset to Gallagher’s lineup, but still lacked simple keys to be a post player. Until she was 10, Finklea-Guity had never played the sport and was just starting to complement defensive skills.Finklea-Guity’s size allowed her to snag rebounds over smaller opponents as a freshman, but she played sparingly, often as the 15th player to see the court. She played in the middle of Noble and Greenough’s 2-3 zone — just like the 6-foot-4 center does now — and eventually developed enough offensive skills to average a double-double and become the nation’s No. 5 post player in her recruiting class. “She went out and put me in a spot where she had to be one of our top five kids,” Gallagher said.Finklea-Guity was recruited to be the Orange’s starting center from the first game in 2017-18, Hillsman’s long-term replacement to twins Bria and Briana Day. That year, she averaged 24.6 minutes per game — still her highest — but only 5.3 shots.Heading into this season, Finklea-Guity knew she’d have to produce more on offense. She returned to Noble and Greenough to train with Gallagher and her mother Paula and ran through mid-range jumper drills. She’d start in the corner and work her way around the edge of the paint, imitating her spots in Syracuse’s two-guard sets. But she slowly stepped back, inch by inch, as the season neared. So far this season, that practice has rarely paid off. Besides scoring 11 points in 13 minutes against Houston on Nov. 28, Finklea-Guity hasn’t recorded double-digit points. She takes almost all her shots at the rim but is shooting 43.6% overall. Eva Suppa | Digital Design EditorShe’s gotten into good positions but hasn’t converted. A cut to the left block against Maryland Eastern Shore didn’t lead to a bucket when a Gabrielle Cooper pass bounced off her leg. Neither have chances in transition or from offensive rebounds. “It happens,” Hillsman said. “It happens with jump shooters, it happens with post players, it happens with players on the floor just in general.”After Finklea-Guity subbed out after making a free throw against the Bobcats, she strolled down the SU bench and stopped for a brief second next to Hillman.“Just get to the middle and then turn around and make the layup,’” Finklea-Guity recalled Hillsman saying. “‘That’s all I need you to do.’”Four minutes later, she checked back in. With the clock ticking under 10 seconds, Finklea-Guity threw her left hand in the air as she cut across the paint. She received a Taleah Washington pass, spun left and finished a layup as the buzzer sounded. Without pumping her fist or showing emotion, Finklea-Guity simply circled back toward the bench. Comments Published on December 1, 2019 at 9:15 pm Contact Andrew: | @CraneAndrewlast_img read more

first_img Associated Press Television News SUBSCRIBE TO US Last Updated: 7th August, 2020 09:54 IST A’s Coach Apologizes For Apparent Nazi Salute Oakland Athletics bench coach Ryan Christenson has apologized for raising his arm during a postgame celebration in what looked like a Nazi salute Written By Oakland Athletics bench coach Ryan Christenson has apologized for raising his arm during a postgame celebration in what looked like a Nazi salute.Christenson made the gesture while greeting closer Liam Hendriks following the A’s 6-4 win over the Texas Rangers on Thursday.Hendriks immediately pushed Christenson’s arm down and cameras then showed him laughing and briefly raising his arm a second time.Christenson faced criticism after video of the gesture circulated on social media.“I made a mistake and will not deny it,” Christenson said in a statement issued through the team. “Today in the dugout I greeted players with a gesture that was offensive. In the world today of COVID, I adapted our elbow bump, which we do after wins, to create some distance with the players. My gesture unintentionally resulted in a racist and horrible salute that I do not believe in. What I did is unacceptable and I deeply apologize.”The A’s called the gesture “offensive” and apologized for it.“We do not support or condone this gesture or the racist sentiment behind it,” the team said in a statement. “This is incredibly offensive, especially in these times when we as a club and so many others are working to expose and address racial inequities in our country. We are deeply sorry that this happened on our playing field.”The 46-year-old Christenson played six years in the majors from 1998-2003. He later spent several years coaching in the minors before becoming bench coach for the A’s in 2018.Image credits: AP COMMENTcenter_img First Published: 7th August, 2020 09:54 IST LIVE TV WATCH US LIVE FOLLOW USlast_img read more