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Rare gem with amazing bayside views hits the market

first_img317 Upper Esplanade, Manly.The breathtaking views are one of the things that Wendy Siueva will probably miss most when her mother’s house at 317 Upper Esplanade, Manly, is sold.Ms Siueva and her sisters Karen Haughtey and Sandra Maher inherited the home from their mother this year. 317 Upper Esplanade, Manly.Ms Siueva said her mother Shirley Adams had owned the home for more than 20 years and whenever they visited they would have a cup of tea and sit and enjoy the views.“I did live there with her briefly a couple of times, actually,” Ms Siueva said. 317 Upper Esplanade, Manly.More from newsCrowd expected as mega estate goes under the hammer7 Aug 2020Hard work, resourcefulness and $17k bring old Ipswich home back to life20 Apr 2020The kitchen area at 317 Upper Esplanade, Manly.Her mother was keen about sewing so could often be found in her sewing room as well.“She loved to sit on the balcony and watch people in the park and people walking by and that sort of thing. ‘‘She was very, very well liked.“My favourite part I guess would be the kitchen and balcony and the front room there.’’ The 3D Diakrit floor plan of 317 Upper Esplanade, Manly.The property has a double garage with remote access, a formal wide entry with tiled floors and a downstairs bathroom.The living areas are open plan and the kitchen has a breakfast bar and plenty of bench and cupboard space.There is a formal dining area and a lounge room. The property goes to auction on July 22 at 12 noon. Enjoy the views at 317 Upper Esplanade, Manly.Ms Siueva believes it is the views which will impress potential buyers and the fact the home has been so well built and maintained.“She (her mother) was so house- proud, she did her own mowing her entire life, she was 83 when she passed. She looked after the yard and the home very, very well.’’The home looks directly across the Lighthouse Park to the waters of Moreton Bay.It is two storeys and has a large utility room downstairs which would also be a suitable area for dual living.last_img read more

Carillion: Politicians press accounting watchdog over ‘going concern’ rules

first_imgA long-running dispute between the UK’s Local Authority Pension Fund Forum (LAPFF) and its accounting watchdog over accounting standards was raised by politicians during a heated select committee hearing last week.During an inquiry into the collapse of engineering firm Carillion, Antoinette Sandbach – a member of parliament’s Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) committee – put Financial Reporting Council (FRC) chief executive Stephen Haddrill on the spot with the charge that “your accounting standards don’t enable anyone to have a meaningful assessment of a going concern”.Haddrill, however, dismissed the claim as “too broad a statement”.He said: “I don’t accept that it’s impossible to have [a meaningful assessment]. I think that’s too broad a statement. I think where the problem lies is that a ‘going concern’ judgement is seen by the public and many investors to be a judgement over the next year.” Sandbach raised the findings of a report from top commercial barrister George Bompas, commissioned by the LAPFF, which flagged a number of “substantial legal flaws” with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS). The LAPFF has long argued that accounts prepared under International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) do not give a true and fair view of a company’s financial health. Antoinette Sandbach MPHaddrill said: “We have had our own counsel’s opinion. Ministers in 2013 gave their own views on that matter and they thought that our interpretation was appropriate.“We think that we have interpreted [company law] right in relation to dividends and the true and fair judgement, and we’ve made that clear.”Haddrill’s comments came during a joint inquiry of the BEIS and Work and Pensions Select Committees to assess the fallout from the collapse of Carillion. The UK-listed company went into liquidation on 15 January. Politicians on the committee have argued that the board prioritised dividend payouts as the funding deficits in its pension schemes widened.Current and former company directors and senior staff are due to face the joint inquiry tomorrow.LAPFF previously flagged Carillion concernsMeanwhile, IPE has learned that Carillion was among the FTSE 350 companies contacted by the LAPFF in September 2016 regarding so-called ‘illegal dividends’.In the letter, the LAPFF urged FTSE 350 boards to disregard the FRC’s guidance on distributable reserves before paying out dividends. It also advised them to consult their lawyers and “have a boardroom discussion”.The LAPFF has argued that accounts prepared under “defective” international standards put companies at risk of paying dividends out of illusory profits – a view rejected by the FRC.The pension fund forum was emboldened by a redacted freedom of information request showing government officials had been forced to restrain the FRC’s public statements.In addition to the row over dividends, research by IPE has established that the International Accounting Standards Board, which sets the accounting rules followed by Carillion and other listed companies in the UK, dropped a project to develop guidance on ‘going concern’.Agenda papers from an IASB meeting held in London March 2013 show that the board was made aware of the work by the Sharman Panel in the UK on going concern. The FRC set up the Sharman Panel in March 2011 with a remit to make recommendations for both companies and auditors arising from the lessons learned from the financial crisis.Also during 2012, in June, the IFRS Interpretations Committee  received a request from the International Audit and Assurance Standards Board (IAASB) to clarify the board’s guidance on the disclosure of uncertainties about going concern.In March 2013 during an IASB discussion of proposed rule amendments aimed at tackling the problem, Prabhakar Kalavacherla, partner at KPMG, urged the board to act. He warned board members that “saying we are going to shut our doors and not worry about it is foolhardy”. In November that year, based on the board’s reluctance to take the matter forward, the committee voted to wind down the project.center_img Stephen Haddrill, CEO, FRClast_img read more

Neptune Wins with Chevron Australia

first_imgNeptune Survey has been awarded a five-year rig positioning contract by Chevron Australia.As part of the contract, Neptune will support the Chevron-operated Gorgon Stage Two drilling campaign offshore north-western Australia.Neptune will provide Global Navigational Satellite System precise point positioning, mooring chain catenary monitoring and accurate subsea positioning using long baseline acoustic arrays.Neptune CEO, Robin King, said: “The contract would create further opportunities for Neptune’s highly skilled Australian workforce to continue to display its capabilities in the offshore rig positioning market.“It’s a great opportunity for our team and it will also allow Neptune to continue to engage with its local supply chain.“This key contract award reflects and builds on Neptune’s strong performance, which has seen Neptune provide Chevron Australia with diving and survey services, through our diving Master Service Agreement, since 2016.”The contract is expected to start in January 2019.last_img read more


first_imgIf you are a NASCAR fan, I wonder if you are as upset about all the new rules and restrictions as I am.  Every week it seems like there is a new rule put in for that race or they have placed some type of restriction on the engines or the car design itself.  They say that these rules and restrictions are put in to ensure competitive racing and safer driving.I say let the drivers drive! They are the most skilled at what they do, and if you simply let them drive, you will get an exciting race and seldom will there be serious accidents.  The cars and the track walls are so safe today that it is almost like driving those bumper cars at an amusement park, so why do we need all these restrictions besides?The Playoff system is totally flawed as far as I am concerned.  Why not pick out your top 16 drivers (or whatever number you choose) and let them accumulate points down to the last race.  Whoever has the most points, wins!  I don’t like this 3 or 4 car elimination after 3 weeks.  One unfortunate accident, and you are done despite what you have done all year.last_img read more

September 30, 2018 Police Blotter

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Tomori breaks Costa’s nose in training

first_imgRelatedPosts Lampard: I still have confidence in Tomori Rennes want Fikayo Tomori, £25m for Mendy Lampard: Tomori won’t leave Chelsea Fikayo Tomori first made a name for himself as he came through the ranks at Chelsea when he broke Diego Costa’s nose.Now it is his central defensive displays which have got people talking and earned him a first senior England call-up.Tomori was a little-known 18 year-old when involved in an accidental clash of heads that left Chelsea’s hothead, star striker Costa, injured and needing a mask to get through games.Tomori said: “I was still in school and I didn’t know I had done it in training. It was an accident.“We both went up for a header, I had to flick the ball backwards and he tried to score. He headed the back of my head and broke his nose.“I didn’t know I had done it until the next day when it was all over the papers. I was getting a lot of messages like I meant to do it, but It was alright.“He didn’t kick me in training after that. I got a little bit of stick. It was light hearted, a lot of banter. I got back to school and people were asking about it. My mates had all seen it.”Tomori has made some big strides since then during loan spells at Brighton, Hull and Derby – under his current Chelsea boss Frank Lampard last season – and now graduated from Chelsea’s academy, benefitting from his manager’s faith in youth.Another step up awaits following his elevation to the England squad which has come quicker than he expected having made just eight Chelsea appearances this season.Lampard allowed David Luiz to leave Chelsea for Arsenal safe in the knowledge he had Tomori coming through and currently rates the youngster as one of his top two defenders.Southgate is a fan too and if he likes what he sees in training enough to hand Tomori a senior debut against either Czech Republic or Bulgaria any doubts about his international future will be over.Tomori is also eligible to play for Canada, where he was born, and Nigeria.He said: “The last international break I didn’t get a call-up from anyone. This international break, I was waiting for a call up and England called me up.“It wasn’t England all the way. I had certain people and certain things that I had to consider.“I spoke to my family and people that I care about it and that’s the decision I came to.“When England came calling, it was difficult to say no.” Tags: Diego CostaFikayo Tomorilast_img read more

Irvine: Baggies need to get going

first_img “That’s the nature of the job, anyone who’s down the bottom end of the table is going to be in that position where they’re under pressure,” he told reporters. “But it’s four games in and it can change very quickly. I see Paul Lambert’s been given a new contract and if I remember rightly, he was under a great deal of pressure last season and gone through some difficult times.” Irvine arrived in the summer and has not been able to play his full strength team with the likes of new-boy Joleon Lescott having only just recovered from a knee injury. Record £10million buy Brown Ideye is also yet to settle but Irvine, whose only win has come on penalties against Oxford in the Capital One Cup, believes the Baggies will recover. “Results don’t help, that’s for sure. Until we start winning games then it will be difficult for me to do that,” he said. “All I can say is that I believe we will get this right. “The players are great to work with. It’s a pleasure to work with them on a daily basis. “They are very open to the work we’re doing on the training ground and I feel really confident with the group of players we’ve got here and the work we’ll do that we’ll get good results.” Head coach Alan Irvine admits he is already under pressure – just five games into his West Brom reign. They go to White Hart Lane with Spurs expected to recall Emmanuel Adebayor after their 0-0 Europa League draw at Partizan Belgrade. Mauricio Pochettino’s side have aspirations of returning to the Champions League and Irvine expects them to challenge for a top four spot. “He inherited a good squad at Southampton and built on what Nigel Adkins was doing,” he said. “He got the Tottenham job and again inherited a very good squad with lots of good players and he is continuing to work well with them. “I would expect them to be a team competing at the top level. “There are probably seven teams competing for places in the top four and I would put Tottenham in among them.” Albion have not won at Spurs since November 1984 but Irvine – who has a fully fit squad for the first time this season – promised the Baggies will attack their hosts. “You certainly have to be mindful of the way they can hurt you,” he added. “They’ve got a lot of attacking players and real threats from individuals. “Their movement is very good, they combine very well and we saw from the team they were able to put out in the Europa League just how much attacking flair and how many options they’ve got. “We have to be mindful of that but we’ve got to make sure we don’t give them too much encouragement at the start. “We need to be right defensively but we can’t be passive. We can’t just sit back and let Tottenham come at us for 90 minutes because, with the quality they have got, they will open you up. “So we have to organised and structured but also positive and aggressive.” Press Association The Baggies go to Tottenham on Sunday winless in the Barclays Premier League. They were booed off after their 2-0 defeat to Everton last week and Irvine knows Albion must start producing. last_img read more

Pellegrini not expecting big deals

first_imgManchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has downplayed reports linking the club with a January move for Swansea striker Wilfried Bony. Toure is available again to face Sunderland on New Year’s Day after missing Sunday’s draw against Burnley. Captain Vincent Kompany, however, remains on the sidelines after hamstring and calf problems and is unlikely to face Sunderland or Sheffield Wednesday. The champions will also be without strikers Aguero and Dzeko until later in January. Sebastian Larsson could yet make Sunderland’s trip as he prepares to play through the pain barrier. The Sweden international limped off with an ankle problem 57 minutes into Sunday’s 0-0 Barclays Premier League draw at Aston Villa, but was expected to train on Wednesday to give himself a chance of retaining his place in Gus Poyet’s team. Fellow midfielder Liam Bridcutt was not so fortunate and will miss out after suffering concussion at the weekend, while full-backs Patrick van Aanholt (shoulder) and Anthony Reveillere (calf) are due to resume training on Monday. Sunderland head coach Poyet is expecting Emanuele Giaccherini and Ricky Alvarez to come to the fore during the second half of the season. The Black Cats will head into 2015 having reached the halfway stage of the Barclays Premier League campaign sitting in 14th place in the table, but just four points above the drop zone and with the man at the helm desperately hoping for an injection of firepower during the January transfer window. However, with Italy international Giaccherini now back in harness having shaken off an ankle injury and Argentina counterpart Alvarez – on loan for the season from Inter Milan – having resumed following a knee problem, Poyet is hoping the invention they can provide will help to giving him a new cutting edge. Asked what they could bring, the Uruguayan said: “In terms of their position on the pitch, it’s massive. It’s their value, their ability, why they played, Giaccherini at Juventus or Ricky Alvarez at Inter Milan. They played for top, top teams in Italy and you would expect them to really make a difference. “He is different, Giacchy, to Ricky, because Giacchy had a very difficult [first] year in England in a team struggling all season, so he learned everything. And, like I have said here many times before, he came back in pre-season at another level – he was like a new signing. “Ricky is still adapting to this incredible league in which nobody gives up and every ball, every minute, every second is important, so it’s totally different. “I know the players know that, but until they are on the pitch, up and down and stop and break and break and break and break, then you start realising and adapting to what you need, so slowly. “I am not in a hurry with Ricky. We are going to use him at the right time in the right games at the right moments, but like any other foreign player, it’s going to take him a while.” But any move for the Ivory Coast international, who has scored eight goals this season, would be complicated by the fact City currently have no more room to register non-homegrown players in their squad. Further changes to the squad would therefore be necessary and – with additional European Financial Fair Play restrictions in place – Pellegrini has indicated there is unlikely to be much movement. The Chilean said: “I think that is just one of the 20 or 30 names I have read from the beginning of the season until today that we are (supposedly) interested in. “I don’t think we are going to be too busy in this window. We have restrictions about the amount of money and about the number of players we can put in the Champions League, so I don’t think it will be a special transfer window for our team. “We have the option to do it – we will see in the whole month of January what we are going to do about that – but it is not a major concern.” Bony would also not be available immediately because, like international team-mate Yaya Toure, he is due to play in the African Nations Cup. City are expecting to lose the services of midfielder Toure after their FA Cup third round tie with Sheffield Wednesday on January 4. Pellegrini said: “Yaya must go on January 5. He can play this week – tomorrow and on Sunday.” City have been short up front during December due to injuries to all three of their senior strikers; Sergio Aguero, Edin Dzeko and Stevan Jovetic. That has led to speculation the club – who allowed another striker, Alvaro Negredo, to join Valencia in August – could seek reinforcements in the forwards department, with Bony a possible target. Press Associationlast_img read more

FL felons sue state officials over payments required to regain voting rights

first_imgOn Friday, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and other organizations filed a lawsuit in Florida after governor Ron DeSantis signed into law a measure that requires a majority of released felons to pay outstanding financial obligations before having their voting rights restored.The lawsuit was filed in the Northern District of Florida on behalf of 10 people who lost their right to vote through felony convictions.The suit names 11 election officials as defendants.The lawsuit claims the new law, which sets conditions on an amendment passed by voters in November of 2018, will have a disenfranchising effect and creates two classes of citizens: those who have the money and those who don’t.“This disenfranchisement will be borne disproportionately by low-income individuals and racial minorities, due to longstanding and well-documented racial gaps in poverty and employment,” the suit says.The lawsuit also includes plaintiffs such as the Florida state conference of the NAACP, the Orange County office of the NAACP and the League of Women Voters of Florida.Governor DeSantis defended his decision in May saying “the only reason you’re paying restitution is because you were convicted of a felony.”Click here to learn more.last_img read more

The Latest: Russian soccer league calls off another game

first_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The Russian soccer league says another game involving FC Orenburg has been called off following an outbreak of coronavirus at the club. The league says the regional public health body did not sign off on Orenburg hosting Ural Yekaterinburg. Orenburg already forfeited a game on Saturday against FC Krasnodar.The league says 10 people at Orenburg have been confirmed to have the virus. The club said last week that six players and two staff members had tested positive.There was no mention of any plan to reschedule the game.___More AP sports: and July 1, 2020 Associated Press The Latest: Russian soccer league calls off another gamelast_img read more