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  • Portfolio trading topped £6bn in 2000

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  • Planners hold key to Tyne Soccer Dome

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  • It’s time to finally leave the next and sell the family home

    first_imgThe outdoor area where the Ogden’s spend plenty of time. Picture: realestate.com.au“The downstairs area is a bit of a mancave as well which Chris made good use of.’’The home is on the high side of the street and is on a 642sq m corner block.It has an open plan family living and dining room. Outside is an undercover terrace and fully fenced pool. There is a full legal head height, tandem, lockup garage underneath with plenty of storage space.The four-bedroom house will be auctioned today at 10am. It is listed through Pam Clauss of Ray White – Bulimba. Melissa and Chris Ogden are selling off the home she grew up in. Picture: Adam HeadWhen Melissa and Chris Ogden bought their home at 56 Brodie St, Holland Park West, it was just like coming home to Mrs Ogden – literally.The couple bought her childhood home from her parents.“We have owned the house for five years,’’ she said.“It was actually my family home. We purchased the house off my parents so I grew up there.“It has got a lot of history and a lot of memories attached to it.’’It’s time to leave that behind though with the couple selling to be a little closer to family.After they bought the house, they painted it throughout, put on new front stairs, added airconditioning and built-in wardrobes in the main bedroom.They also polished the floorboards. More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach Northless than 1 hour agoNew apartments released at idyllic retirement community Samford Grove Presented by 56 Brodie St, Holland Park West. Picture: realestate.com.au“We put our own stamp on it, it doesn’t feel like that house that mum and dad had,’’ Mrs Ogden said.It had been a very comfortable house to live in and they had enjoyed that it was so close to the city, where they both worked.She particularly enjoyed the outside entertainment area around the swimming pool.“Chris and I have made the most of that outdoor living area, that’s really where we spend the majority of our time,’’ she said.last_img read more

  • MOL acquires Dutch seafarers manning company

    first_imgImage courtesy of MOLMitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) has acquired 100 percent interest in the Netherlands-based seafarers manning company Azalea Maritime.The acquisition was completed on December 21, 2017, MOL said in its statement.Following the acquisition, the company changed its name to MOL Maritime (Europe), on January 1.MOL’s aim with the acquisition of the Azalea Maritime B.V. is to provide qualified seafarers for MOL-operated LNG carriers.MOL Maritime (Europe), as a manning company, will continue to support MOL safe operation, while inheriting Azalea Maritime’s accumulated experience with European seafarers and know-how of the manning business, MOL’s statement reads.last_img

  • Freshwater prawn, a sustainable alternative to tiger shrimp?

    first_imgA man shows off a cooked giant freshwater prawn caught in Dumarao, Capiz. Photo by RD Dianala. The simplicity offreshwater prawn farming means it is widely farmed across Southeast Asia suchas in Viet Nam which produced 547 thousand tons in 2014 with Thailand coming afar second at 17 thousand tons. However, Philippine farm production in 2014 wasonly 9 tons although 1,700 tons was sourced from the wild. Locally known as ulangor pahi, the giant freshwater prawn (Macrobrachium rosenbergii)is the largest of its kind and is naturally found in river systems of thePhilippines. Freshwater prawns immediately contrast from shrimps with theirlong claws that are up to twice their body length. Dr. Frolan Aya, ascientist at the Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center (SEAFDEC), saysthe prawn “is a promising alternative to tiger shrimp due to its high marketvalue, high export potential and low susceptibility to diseases.” Locally, a kilogramof giant freshwater prawn sells for an attractive P250 to P350 in the market.Although not nearly as valuable as tiger shrimp, freshwater prawns currently do not face the same risksof diseases as their distant crustacean cousin due to lower density culture practices. Need for morehatcheries Unlike tiger shrimpwhich require regular screening for diseases and facilities to keep out virusesand bacteria, freshwater prawns in extensiveculture are mostly content with proper nutrition and good water quality.However, prawns are carriers of shrimp viral diseases as well, and thusfarmers should still be careful not to pass on viruses to nearby shrimp farms. A male giant freshwater prawn breeder with the distinctive blue claws. Photo by IT Tendencia. Farmers can usesimple ponds, cages, or even rice fields. “Cage culture is suited formarginalized fish farmers who have no land to develop into ponds and requiresminimal start-up investment,” shared Dr. Maria Lourdes Aralar, a SEAFDECretired scientist who largely developed the technology for lake-based cageculture. Currently, othersources of postlarvae are the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR)National Freshwater Fisheries Technology Center in Nueva Ecija and NationalIntegrated Fisheries Development Center in Pangasinan.center_img Mixed sizes of giant freshwater prawn. Photo by IT Tendencia. The bottleneck inPhilippine production is not in the number of prawn-growing ponds and cages butin the production of postlarvae. These are the tiny young prawns that arehatched and nursed in hatcheries for 28 to 35 days before taking them out to tanks,ponds or lake cages. Growing up to afoot long, three to a kilo, and with a taste very much likened to lobster andtiger shrimp, one would wonder why not more people in the Philippines arefarming freshwater prawns. Training for thoseinterested in the hatchery and grow-out of giant freshwater prawn is regularlyoffered by SEAFDEC at its Binangonan Freshwater Station in Rizal. The stationalso produces postlarvae as byproducts of its research activities which itmakes available to prawn farmers. By Rex DelsarDianala “I think theproduction is very limited for a lack of sufficient quantity of postlarvae forgrow-out, but it has the potential to form an aquaculture industry,” said Aya. Dan Baliao, chiefof SEAFDEC Aquaculture Department also revealed that they recently developed aninitial prawn hatchery operation in Tigbauan, Iloilo with currently about 3,000broodstock. “We are juststarting, but once construction of our bigger Macrobrachium rosenbergiihatchery is finished, we are really looking at mass producing postlarvae hereat Tigbauan to provide farmers with seeds and to again jumpstart the giantfreshwater prawn industry,” he said./PNlast_img read more

  • Indiana Poison Expert: Curiosity Can Put Kids in Dangerous Situations

    first_imgIndianapolis- Most people know to keep items such as bleach and antifreeze out of the reach of little ones, but experts say there are other dangers lurking in the home that Hoosiers may not consider. According to Dierdre Davis, the coordinator for poison prevention at the Indiana Poison Center, over-the-counter medications are very dangerous for children, but their curiosity can put them at risk of a dangerous situation. She said the old trick of putting medication up high may not keep a small child away.“Children climb and they’re resourceful,” she noted. “The handbag is actually another place, because the first thing they do when they want something is go dig through Mom’s purse.”Her advice is to lock up those items, perhaps in a medicine cabinet or even something as unconventional as a tackle box. It’s National Poison Prevention Week, and experts are raising awareness about how to avoid accidental poisonings.When it comes to household cleaning products, Davis said it’s advised to always keep them in their original containers because if they aren’t, they can be confused easily with something else.“In one presentation that I do, I actually show a picture of a Powerade bottle, and it actually has windshield wiper fluid in it. And at first glance, would a young person know that that’s not blue Powerade as opposed to windshield wiper fluid?”, she asked.Anyone who suspects an accidental poisoning has occurred can call the Indiana Poison Control helpline, 800-222-1222. Davis said it is better to err on the side of caution.“A lot of times, parents are worried that CPS will be called, or people who don’t speak English are worried about being deported because of a poison emergency. We do not share that information. We are simply here to help.”Last year, the center received more than 59,000 calls.last_img read more

  • SS Benefits to increase in 2020

    first_imgIt’s official. Your Social Security checks will get a modest increase next year. The Social Security Administration announced Thursday that the cost-of-living adjustment for 2020 will be 1.6%.That number is less than what retirees have received in recent years. In 2019, they got a 2.8% bump, while in 2018 the increase was 2%. Still, it’s better than zero, which retirees saw in 2010, 2011 and 2016. Some of the adjustments that take effect in January are based on the increase in average wages. If you receive Social Security benefits you should receive a notice in the mail sometime in December about what your new benefit amount will be.Information about Medicare changes for 2020, when announced, will be available at www.medicare.gov.last_img

  • Everton keep Europe dream alive

    first_img The England midfielder raced forward and as Chico Flores came across he critically delayed his challenge until it was as close to the edge of the box as to make no difference and his opponent had nowhere to go but down. Flores argued contact had been made outside the area but referee Michael Oliver had no hesitation in awarding Everton their first penalty at Goodison since January 2013. Baines made no mistake from the spot to make it 12 out of 12 Premier League penalties. That should have been the signal to raise Everton from their slumbers but they remained strangely lacklustre and Swansea deservedly got themselves back into the game. Wayne Routledge cut in from the left and – unlike Everton midfielder Aiden McGeady – spotted Angel Rangel’s charge from right-back and picked him out with a diagonal pass and the defender crossed low for Bony to tap in from close range. Swansea finished the half strongest without creating much in the way of a threat apart from Pablo Hernandez’s deflected free-kick which dropped wide of the far post with wrong-footed goalkeeper Tim Howard on his backside. Whatever was missing in the first half was discovered at the interval as Everton scored twice within 13 minutes of the restart. First Kevin Mirallas worked himself some space on the right to cross low for Lukaku to convert his 12th of the season. Then some poor defending at a Mirallas corner allowed Barkley to score with a stooping header at the far post. That should have been that but in keeping with the general laid-back tone of the game the home side required Howard to make a reflex save from Bony’s header midway through the second half. Mirallas should have put the game beyond any reasonable doubt after racing forward on a quick breakaway but he fired weakly at Michel Vorm. Howard saved again from Hernandez in the last 10 minutes but was eventually beaten again by Williams’ 90th-minute header but it was too late to affect the result. Arsenal’s drubbing at Chelsea meant the win moved Roberto Martinez’s side up to fifth place and within eight points of the Gunners with a match in hand. But the task to overhaul the Londoners remains a stiff one and will require both greater application and urgency on Everton’s part combined with something of a collapse from Arsene Wenger’s men. For long periods in the first half the home side lacked the necessary spark to mount a challenge to the established top four when this is precisely the time when they need it. Goals from Leighton Baines, Romelu Lukaku and Ross Barkley got the job done after Wilfried Bony had equalised in the first half, with Ashley William’s injury-time header not threatening the final result. Arsenal’s defeat could possibly prove to be one battering too many this season while Tottenham, whom Everton overtook with this result, and Manchester United below them are troubled by inconsistency, leaving the possibility of Martinez’s side gatecrashing the Champions League party. Swansea have now not beaten Everton in 20 meetings – this was their third defeat against the Toffees this season – and dropped a place to 15th and the fact they dropped no closer to the bottom three will be little consolation. They have taken just two points from five matches and will remain in danger until they can shore up a defence which gave away sloppy goals. Swansea’s defences were breached by a quick 20th-minute counter-attack but it was contentious. John Stones, continuing at the heart of defence with captain Phil Jagielka sidelined with a hamstring injury, played a first-time ball from the edge of his own penalty area which initially looked like an aimless clearance. By the time it had travelled 40 yards, however, it was apparent he had brilliantly picked out the acres of space in front of Barkley in the inside-left channel. Press Association Everton’s outside hopes for Champions League qualification improved after a 3-2 victory over Swansea edged them closer to the top four. last_img read more

  • Football Bees drop OT decision to Jamestown

    first_img Tags: Baldwinsvillefootball Early and late, the Baldwinsville football team displayed its resolve against longtime Section VI power Jamestown in Saturday’s Kickoff Classic inside the Dome at Syracuse University.From a quick touchdown to two separate rallies, the Bees did plenty of work and forced the game to overtime, but were unable to score there and took a 28-21 loss to the Red Raiders.There were plenty of connections between B’ville head coach Carl Sanfilippo and Jamestown, where his father was a long-time coach and where members of his family attended high school. It was also a storied program, Jamestown having won state Class AA championships in 2000 and 2014, and while it had fallen off a bit in recent years, the Red Raiders still offered a strong challenge to a B’ville side looking to rebound after a 4-5 campaign last fall.For the Bees, it was a perfect start as Jamestown fumbled the opening kickoff and, less than 90 seconds into the game, Mike Letizia scored on a 22-yard run.The Red Raiders pulled even, 7-7, and then in the second quarter went out in front. B’ville countered with a TD of its own, again converting a turnover into points as Wille Strong dashed 40 yards to the end zone, only to miss the two-point conversion and go into halftime trailing 14-13.center_img After Jamestown extended the margin to 21-13 midway through the third quarter, the Bees put together one of its patented marches, emphasizing the ground game and then having Letizia score from six yards out and then tie the game again with a two-point run.They went through a scoreless fourth quarter, both sides unable to break the deadlock. It was here that B’ville’s defense played at its best, halting two late Jamestown marches inside its own 10-yard line.One drive stalled and led to a missed field goal. On the other, Pat May, who finished with nine tackles, got a clutch interception at his own eight with 1:21 left in regulation. It was May’s second interception to go with a fumble recovery.May’s interception gave the Bees just enough time to mount a frantic drive as it mixed in runs and passes from Braden McCard, getting all the way to the Red Raiders’ 12. Dylan Banks, despite an injury, entered to try a game-winning field goal, but it fell short.In high school overtime, each team gets a possession at the opponent’s 20-yard line. B’ville won the toss and chose to play defense, but Jamestown netted a touchdown and the Bees could not match it.Letizia finished with 112 yards on 18 carries, with Strong adding 70 yards on six carries and also contributing six tackles on defense. Jesse Flynn notched 10 tackles, nine of them solo, and Nate Robinson added six tackles. Phil Fiorentino, who recorded a sack, Tyler Southworth and Robert Hamm joined May in getting fumble recoveries.B’ville now is home at Pelcher-Arcaro Stadium for four of its next five games, starting next Friday when it meets Horseheads (Section IV), the Blue Raiders having opened its season by beating West Genesee 35-14.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story last_img read more

  • LSSC Hails IWS Day Nursery on Sports Fiesta

    first_imgAt the end of the competition Godwin Amakulor, Amoo Azeezat, Chioma Chioma, Boluwatife Ademola of Red, Blue, Green respectively emerging tops while Francis Utuh won the 50m race and group of Ogim John, Adeoye Darasimi, Grace Ifeanyi, Osamade Kenechukwu emerged victorious at relay.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram The international Women Society (IWS) Day Nursery School recently organised its inter-house fiesta competition in view of giving kids good educational background through active nurturing in sports.The President IWS, Mrs. Nkoli Ogbolu, expressed “the need for good solid educational foundation for kids through active nurturing in sports to enable them gain required skill set for the future.”She noted that early childhood marks a critical period in the life of pupils towards setting foundation for healthy development and life-long learning. The competition which started with a march past, witnessed four houses contesting for several position in Fill the basket, bead and string, Egg and spoon, Filling the bottle, 50 meters sprint and relay race.last_img read more