Unwind in stylish gem close to the peninsula beaches

first_imgThe living area ta 80 Albert St, Margate.The home has one modern bathroom while, in the kitchen, there are stone benchtops and 2-pac cupboards.Outside there is a deck as well as a covered outdoor entertainment area which overlooks a fully fenced yard. The home at 80 Albert St, Margate.THIS cute cottage is within walking distance of the beaches of Margate.The house at 80 Albert St is listed for sale with offers in the high $400,000s.Owners Roy and Sharon Sharpe said they loved the fact there was nothing left to do but relax and unwind in what they considered one of the prettiest gardens around.“Our home and garden is well laid out, with a practical design that reduces effort and is very functional,’’ Mr Sharpe said. The outdoor entertaining area at 80 Albert St, Margate.“We love dining outdoors together as this is a peaceful and protected garden from all the elements in summer and winter. ”Inside, the home has reverse-cycle airconditioning, ceiling fans and a functional kitchen.More from newsLand grab sees 12 Sandstone Lakes homesites sell in a week21 Jun 2020Tropical haven walking distance from the surf9 Oct 2019There is a north-facing alfresco area and there is also rear access to the property, where there is a powered shed/garage.There is space on the 412 sqm block to potentially park a caravan or boat.center_img The kitchen at 80 Albert St, Margate.There is also easy access as the property has two-street frontage.The two-bedroom home is about a five-minute walk from running and walking tracks, beaches, cafes, shops and the local jetty.It has 4.5kw solar electricity and a rainwater tank and there is a heated outdoor shower.There is an additional room, which could be used as a craft room or an office.The main bedroom has double wardrobes and there are polished timber floors throughout the house.last_img read more

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Aussies are saving again, with new home building on the rise

first_imgDespite a rise in earnings, Aussies have cut back on spending as record low rates spur on new housing. Picture: AAP IMAGE/Troy Snook.RECORD low interest rates have spurred not just a rise in new home building, but for the first time in five quarters, Aussie households are saving again.A strong savings habit has been the cornerstone of a rise in home ownership in Australia, which has become supercharged after falling interest rates in recent years.Latest Australian Bureau of Statistics national accounts figures found households had turned a corner and it’s coming at a time when gross domestic product (GDP) also grew 0.6 per cent, which was 2.8 per cent higher than the same time last year.ABS chief economist Bruce Hockman said despite a 1.2 per cent rise in wage growth, Aussies had brought consumption growth down to just 0.1 per cent.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus22 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market22 hours ago“This weak household spending combined with growth in household income resulted in an increase in the household saving ratio for the first time in five quarters,” he said in a statement. Earnings have gone up, so has housing construction. Picture: Jodie Richter.A whopping 17 out of 20 industries saw positive growth in the September quarter, according to ABS, with Housing Industry Association senior economist Shane Garrett seeing a welcome “bounce” in new home building of 1 per cent.“Interest rates are remaining lower for considerably longer than expected and this has provided detached house commencements with a bounce — something that (the) GDP figures have captured,” he said.“In addition to this, building activity on the ground remains buoyed by the task of completing the large volume of new homes which were commenced last year.”He expected a modest slowdown in new home building activity going forward, with pressure coming off restrictions on foreign investor participation in key housing markets and another round of APRA constraints.“Australia’s economy is still not growing quickly enough to warrant an increase in interest rates any time soon. We need interest rates to remain very low in order to nurture a healthier pace of economic expansion.”last_img read more

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Dutch supervisor on Brexit volatility risks, MiFID II impacts

first_imgThe Dutch financial markets supervisor still considers that the largest potential risk posed by the completion of Brexit is “unpredictable and significant volatility on the financial markets”, it has said.In its annual report for 2019, Autoriteit Financiële Markten (AFM) singled out the valuation of sterling and the euro as main risk factors.It added that the derivatives markets could also experience unexpected shocks.However, the regulator said that its impression was that the local financial sector was sufficiently prepared for Brexit.  The UK government and the EU are due to resume post-Brexit talks via videoconference this week. The current transitional period is due to last until the end of the year, and the UK government has been saying it did not intend to seek an extension.AFM’s report also revealed that Brexit and the introduction of the European Markets in Financial Instruments Directive II (MiFID II) had increased the number of monthly transaction data received from Dutch companies more than sixfold to 50 million.AFM said that MiFID II had provided a much better picture of individual investors’ behaviour, and that it had improved the supervisor’s ability to trace market manipulation and insider trading.It said the number of suspicious transactions had risen from around 340 to 450, and that this had resulted in dozens of investigations as well as “informal measures”, such as verbal and written warnings.The regulator is also the watchdog for pensions communication, and said that the elaboration of the pensions agreement should focus on simplifying the pensions system, “as clear communication is difficult if the system is too complicated”.“Complexity causes problems in the implementation of a new pensions system and undermines support,” it argued.The regulator is among the Dutch cabinet’s advisors on the legal aspects of pensions reform.It said its aim is to include a limited number of choices, and to ensure that the envisaged new pensions system is cost-effective and also addresses the impact on pensions from increased job mobility as well as the needs of self-employed workers.Looking for IPE’s latest magazine? Read the digital edition here.last_img read more

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Nigerian start-up redefines cassava meal business “Garri”

first_imgBuhari meets with Nigerian governors If you are from West Africa, chances are that you not only know Garri but you might have consumed it. Garri is a popuplar West African staple food made from cassava.It’s quite popular and widely consumed in Nigeria. It’s sold virtually everywhere in the open market.One young Nigerian is now refining the sale of Garri and aiming to make a fortune out of it. CCTV’s Deji Badmus reports. Nigerian steel plant to start production 40 years after being built Related Nigerian farmers seek more incentiveslast_img read more

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Dominicans told to expect hotter days

first_img Share Sharing is caring! LocalNews Dominicans told to expect hotter days by: – July 21, 2011 Share Sharecenter_img 16 Views   no discussions Tweet Photo credit: patrickdriessen.blogspot.comDominicans have been told that the atmosphere around them will become dryer by almost 15% before the end of the next century and there is expected to be less cool days and nights.Collin Guiste who is coordinating a program to make Dominica more climate change resilient says the temperature is expected to increase in coming years.He told a National consultation on Climate Resilience this morning that Dominica is getting hotter as climate change is taking its toll on the island.“There is evidence to suggest that the climate of Dominica is changing. Both maximum and minimum temperatures have increased in the past years. The warming trend is expected to continue and the country is expected to be warmer by up to 1.3 degrees Celsius by 2015 and up to 2-3 degrees by the end of the centenary. Projections are for up to 20% percent dryer by the mid-century,” he said.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

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Lynna Kirby

first_imgLynna Kirby is a well-known sprinter in the state of Indiana.  A senior at Pike High School in Indianapolis she is already a multiple state champion in high school track.  In fact, one of her earlier years in high school she won a state track meet for Pike all by herself.This summer she won 3 metals–2 of which were gold–at the World Junior Championships.  One of those golds was as a member of the 4 x 400m relay team.  They ran it in a time 3 minutes and 29 seconds.  This ladies relay time is probably better than many of the boys high school times in the United States.Many of the top high school runners compete in U.S. T. & F. meets in the summer to sharpen their skills. Garrett Wagner of Batesville ran hurdles in this series this summer.  He made it all the way to the national level.  Congratulations to both athletes.last_img read more

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Liberty breaks free in National

first_img The 10-year-old mare was last seen finishing down the field in the Kim Muir Chase at the Cheltenham Festival, so it was no surprise to see her sent off at big odds for this fiercely competitive contest. However, Liberty Counsel was in front rounding the home turn and fought off the challenge Away We Go to record a famous victory for her small-time connections. Liberty Counsel ran out a shock 50-1 winner of the Ladbrokes Irish Grand National at Fairyhouse for trainer Dot Love and conditional jockey Ben Dalton. Press Associationcenter_img Home Farm (10-1) and Sweeney Tunes (12-1) rounded off the placings in third and fourth respectively, while the surprise result means Away We Go’s handler Willie Mullins is still searching for a first Irish Grand National win. Denmark-born Love is known for pre-training some of the Gigginstown-owned horses and is the first female to train the Irish Grand National winner since Jenny Pitman, who struck with Mudahim in 1997. Love said: “I’m over the moon. She deserved it. The ground didn’t suit at Cheltenham, but she really tried there. She’s a super mare and a very good jumper. “Ben gave her a super ride. With a low weight and very good ground we were confident. I would have been happy if she had been fourth.” Part-owner Irene Neale said: “I’m on top of the world. It’s the best day of my life apart from my daughter being born in 1986! She’s a gutsy little mare and nearly died three times with ailments.” last_img read more

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Ulster clash postponed

first_imgUlster’s RaboDirect Pro12 game against the Scarlets in Belfast on Friday night has been postponed. “A further update will be issued as soon as possible.” Ulster announced that referee Leighton Hodges had deemed the Ravenhill pitch unplayable. “The two teams are now exploring the possibility of playing the game tomorrow at Ravenhill,” Ulster said, in a statement. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

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United refute ‘unprofessional’ talk

first_img Reports started emerging on Monday afternoon that Moyes was set to be axed – some 16 hours before he was informed at a meeting with executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward on Tuesday morning that his contract was being terminated. League Managers Association (LMA) chief executive Richard Bevan accused United of failing to handle Moyes’ sacking correctly. He said: “The LMA is very disappointed with the nature of David’s departure from Manchester United and to read extensive reports in the press, confirming David’s sacking, before David himself had been spoken to officially by the club. “Throughout his time at United, David, as he always does, has conducted himself with integrity and professionalism, values that he believes in and that have been strongly associated with the club and its rich tradition. “It is therefore sad to see the end of David’s tenure at United being handled in an unprofessional manner.” United quickly dismissed the allegation. A club spokesman said: “We do not accept that it was handled in an unprofessional manner. “The decision was not taken until late Monday night and was communicated face-to-face first thing on Tuesday morning. “When reports started emerging on internet news sites on Monday afternoon, no decision had been taken at that time.” Manchester United have hit back at claims they handled David Moyes’ dismissal in an “unprofessional” manner. Moyes, sacked on Tuesday just 10 months into a six-year contract, was happy to concede results were not up to scratch when he spoke about his dismissal for the first time on Wednesday. Press Association Sport understands the former Everton manager was far from happy about the way rumours surrounding his imminent departure started spreading before he was sacked. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

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Israel’s only Olympic gold medallist to sell his medal

first_imgIsrael’s only Olympic gold medallist to sell his medalJerusalem: The only Israeli Olympic gold medal winner ever Gal Fridman, announced on Monday that he would sell the medal at an auction.The 43-year-old Fridman wrote in Facebook: “I’m looking for an eBay expert that understands an auction of the rare item, the only one of its kind in Israel”.Fridman also plans to sell the windsurfer with which he won the gold medal at the sailing competition at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens. Previously, at the Atlanta games in 1996, he won a bronze medal.As a result of his win, he received hundreds of thousands of dollars from the Israeli Olympic Committee and sponsors but had to pay the state income tax of 50 percent.In early June 2005, a safe from Fridman’s parents’ home was stolen, with his gold medal. A few days later, the medal was found in a forest by a 7-year-old girl.Before the medal was found, Fridman said that “no amount of money will replace this medal; I cannot explain how sad I am”.After the medal was returned to him, he said: “it feels as good as winning.”In 2008, Fridman retired from competitions and began to train other windsurfers. At the same time, he often competed with mountain bikes. IANSlast_img read more

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