Falcon Gold Zimbabwe Limited (FALG.zw) 2017 Abridged Report

first_imgFalcon Gold Zimbabwe Limited (FALG.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Mining sector has released it’s 2017 abridged results.For more information about Falcon Gold Zimbabwe Limited (FALG.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Falcon Gold Zimbabwe Limited (FALG.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Falcon Gold Zimbabwe Limited (FALG.zw) 2017 abridged results.Company ProfileFalcon Gold Zimbabwe Limited is a gold mining and exploration company in Zimbabwe. The company owns Dalny mine in Chakari, Venice Mine in Kadoma and Golden Quarry mine in Shurugwi. Founded in 1991, Falcon Gold Zimbabwe is a subsidiary of New Dawn Mining Group. New Dawn Mining Corp. in involved in the exploration, development, extraction, processing and reclamation of precious metal deposits in Zimbabwe. It primarily explores for gold, base metals and precious metals. Falcon Gold Zimbabwe Limited also has an operational processing plant and ancillary infrastructure which supports a central processing plant that treats ore from Pickstone. Falcon Gold Zimbabwe Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Biarritz win penalty shootout to secure Top 14 promotion

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Biarritz win penalty shootout to secure Top 14 promotionAfter 110 minutes of match action, the play-off to decide who plays in the Top 14 next season between Bayonne and Biarritz was decided by a penalty shootout. And the decider threw up an unexpected hero as back-rower Steffon Armitage scored the decisive penalty to send Biarritz up.Related: A love letter to the crazy ProD2After the 113th Basque derby ended at 6-6, it went to kicks from the 22m-line. Both sides slotted five penalties apiece, before Bayonne centre Aymeric Luc sent his wayward. It fell to Biarritz captain Armitage to knock over the telling penalty, winning the tie 6-5 and sending Bayonne down into the ProD2. Biarritz’s Steffon Armitage kicks the winning penalty (Getty Images) The moment drew memories the Cardiff Blues and Leicester Tigers Penalty Shootout to decide the 2009 Heineken Cup semi-final. That day, Leicester No 8 Jordan Crane stepped up to slot the winner, after Cardiff Blues flanker Martyn Williams missed his. The similarity was not lost on Crane who tweeted Armitage afterwards, with the line: “Welcome to the club.”Related: Watch: Bizarre decider in Japanese university rugby match After the match Biarritz coach Shaun Sowerby said: “We told the players before the penalty shootout that they had been lions. That they had shown a lot of courage.“I feel for the Bayonne team. It’s cruel, but that’s sport.”On the other side, Bayonne coach Yannick Bru said: “Neither team really took the initiative, so it became a stalemate. The psychological dimension suffocated the game.“The result is dry, cold and hard on Aviron Bayonne.”Perpignan have already been promoted to the Top 14 after beating Biarritz in the ProD2 final. Back-rower Steffon Armitage kicks the winning penalty Can’t get to the shops? You can download the digital edition of Rugby World straight to your tablet or subscribe to the print edition to get the magazine delivered to your door.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.last_img read more

The Future of Auction Sales

first_imgHome / Daily Dose / The Future of Auction Sales Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Future of Auction Sales Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Previous: Bracing for Household Debt Spikes Next: Lender Agrees to Pay $15.06M to Resolve Allegations Editor’s note: This feature originally appeared in the April issue of DS NewsDespite dark clouds rapidly forming in the U.S. economy and housing market in early 2020, demand for distressed properties has—at least thus far—remained relatively undeterred.In fact, proprietary data from Auction.com shows that buyer demand in the distressed market has actually increased in the first quarter of 2020 compared to a year ago.More than 40% of all properties brought to foreclosure auction via the Auction.com platform in January were sold to third-party buyers—typically local real estate investors. That foreclosure sales rate jumped 21% from a year ago to a 29-month high. Preliminary data from February and the first half of March show the foreclosure sales rate on track to continue its year-over-year increases in those months as well.Shift to Online AuctionsOf course, far-reaching national foreclosure moratoriums along with widespread local court closures all coalescing around the middle of March mean that foreclosure auction sales will largely grind to a halt well into the second quarter. And rightly so, given the need to avoid unnecessary foreclosures caused by this unprecedented crisis, along with the health risks inherent in a traditional foreclosure auction: a public gathering of dozens if not hundreds of people.But the slowdown in foreclosure sales in Q2 2020 will be more about a temporary slowdown in supply rather than a dampening of demand for distressed properties. That’s evident in website traffic and bidding for online auctions of bank-owned (REO) properties on the Auction.com platform.Website traffic to online REO auction properties accounted for more than 50% of all traffic to individual property pages on Auction.com on March 18—the first time above 50% so far this year. This indicates buyers are shifting to online auctions to acquire distressed properties as inventory at in-person foreclosure auctions dries up—not to mention the added convenience and health benefits buyers get from buying online.“With what we’re seeing now with the coronavirus, which will go away at some point, it makes sense to stay at home,” said a Portland, Oregon-based buyer who buys online REO auction properties remotely in Albuquerque and Las Vegas.The shift toward remote buying of distressed properties means that REO homes available via online auction are attracting more competitive bids. So far in the first quarter, through the middle of March, 89% of online REO auction properties sold on the Auction.com platform have received bids from multiple, competing bidders, up from the previous quarter and a year ago to the highest level as far back as data is available, Q3 2017.Countercyclical Buyer DemandInnovation such as the online auction—not widely used in the retail housing market—is enabling remote buying in the distressed marketplace, and thereby helping to bolster demand even in a season of social distancing. But in addition to technology that enables remote buying—more on that shortly—distressed market demand is also benefiting from the countercyclical propensity of many real estate investors who want to “buy the dip.”“I’ve been preparing for that,” said Denver-based real estate investor Bijan Green. He said he purchased 25 properties in 2019, primarily via online REO auction, and has been saving up cash to buy even more in 2020. “Everybody who is a real investor is waiting around to see ‘When can I buy again?’. Some of the guys that have been in the game for 30 or 40 years that have been dormant, they will start to come in to buy.”The countercyclical propensity of real estate investors was evident during the Great Recession of 2008. Although buyers at foreclosure auction began pulling back on their purchases before the recession hit, the sales rate at foreclosure auction began skyrocketing in late 2008—even while retail home prices continued to drop by double-digit percentages.By the end of 2009, the national foreclosure auction sales rate reached 20.3%, not far below its 22.2% pre-crash peak in Q3 2004. Meanwhile, national median home prices continued their descent for another two years before bottoming out in the first quarter of 2012.During this uncertain time in the retail real estate market, high-volume investors like Tampa-based Lee Kearney were on a buying spree at the foreclosure auction in anticipation of a market recovery. It’s a strategy Kearney plans to employ again in another downturn.“I’m going to go into extreme buying mode when defaults increase and everybody hates real estate,” said Kearney, CEO of Spin Companies, a group of real estate investing businesses. “I believe the opportunity is going to be in the areas with high concentrations of FHA (Federal Housing Administration-backed loans) in the last two years.”Remote Bid ExpansionWhile online REO auctions have quickly become the darling of distressed property buyers given the specific challenges of the coronavirus crisis, new technology being unveiled somewhat serendipitously in the midst of the crisis will eventually expand the pool of distressed inventory available to buy remotely.The process of building the remote bid program for foreclosure auctions began more than a year ago, long before the current health and market turbulence. It was built to provide buyers with even better access to more distressed inventory while also giving mortgage servicers an even more competitive marketplace in which to sell distressed inventory.“We present proof of funds ahead of time as high as we’re going to bid and then we bid online,” said the Portland, Oregon investor. “That (will) net the sellers 20% more I think.”Distressed Price Appreciation Outpacing RetailInnovation like remote buying combined with a broad base of buyers—including many countercyclical buyers—has translated into the distressed marketplace consistently outperforming the retail marketplace in terms of price appreciation. The average price for foreclosure sales via the Auction.com platform in January was up 11.2% from a year ago—nearly twice the 6.5% rate of appreciation in the larger retail market, according to an analysis of average sales prices in Multiple Listing Service (MLS) data.January marked the 33rd consecutive month where annual price appreciation for Auction.com foreclosure auctions outperformed price appreciation in the larger retail market, according an analysis of public record data from ATTOM Data Solutions. Preliminary data from February and March show those months also on track to see strong year-over-year appreciation in average foreclosure sales price.Responsible Return to RetailA distressed marketplace with broader access to inventory and more competition for that inventory is generally better for both buyers and sellers; however, a responsible distressed marketplace also needs to consider impact on neighborhood stabilization.Distressed properties are inherently destabilizing to a neighborhood because they typically are properties with deferred maintenance and unpaid property taxes. This creates a drag on surrounding home values and lowers revenue for local government services. The more efficiently a distressed property can be rehabbed to full retail value and returned to a new homeowner or tenant, the more stabilizing effect it has on the surrounding neighborhood.The vast majority of real estate investors buying distressed properties are quickly and responsibility rehabbing the homes and getting them into the hands of owner-occupants within a year, according to an Auction.com analysis of more than 164,000 properties brought to foreclosure auction in 2018 and 2019.Among properties that sold to third-party buyers at the auction and then subsequently resold, 69% were owner-occupied within a year. Additionally those properties gained an average 23 percentage points in value between the foreclosure auction and the resale, based on an analysis of sales price to a full “after repair” automated valuation model.Most investors are also responsibly rehabbing the roughly 30% of homes that are purchased at foreclosure auction and then held as rentals. According to the Auction.com survey, 45% of buyers who hold properties as rentals said they budget at least 20% of the purchase price for rehab costs, and an additional 36% said they budget 10 to 20%.Lastly, during the national emergency precipitated by the coronavirus crisis, Auction.com is requiring all buyers on its platform to sign a pledge that they will refrain from commencing any evictions during the 60-day federally mandated moratorium on evictions. April 29, 2020 3,432 Views Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily in Daily Dose, Featured, Foreclosure, Loss Mitigation, Market Studies, News, Print Features The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Print This Post Related Articles Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agocenter_img Auction Distressed Sales 2020-04-29 Seth Welborn Daren Blomquist is VP of Market Economics at Auction.com. In this role, Blomquist analyzes and forecasts complex macro- and microeconomic data trends within the marketplace and greater industry to provide value to both buyers and sellers using the Auction.com platform.Blomquist’s reports and analysis have been cited by thousands of media outlets nationwide—including all the major news networks and leading publications such as the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, and USA TODAY. Blomquist has been quoted in hundreds of national and local publications and has appeared on many national network broadcasts, including CBS, ABC, CNN, CNBC, FOX Business, and Bloomberg. Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Share Save The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago About Author: Daren Blomquist Tagged with: Auction Distressed Sales The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Subscribelast_img read more

A closer look at the redevelopment plan for former Immaculate Conception School

first_img One of the details still being hashed out is that INHS intends to set aside about 15% of the units for an as-yet-undetermined special needs group, with a few units for the formerly homeless, and a larger number for the special needs population. In the documents filed with the city, INHS states that is in talks with local special needs service providers and suggests housing for the developmentally disabled as one possibility. Whoever the segment is, the organization that provides services to them will also have office space on site in the former school. For those who attended that meeting, there is one difference made in the plans in response to community feedback — the original plan for five stories of housing in the reused and expanded school has now been reduced to four and is the same height as the Beverly J. Martin School next door. The south wing of the school would come down, and an all-new apartment building would connect to the renovated west wing of the school. The townhomes and single-family homes that surround the perimeter of the site, a mix of rental and for-sale housing, remain the same as before. Correction: While INHS is working with Esther Greenhouse, she is not a member of the project team. The Voice regrets the error. A preliminary estimate for the development is pegged at $21.2 million for the residential portions. The project timeline provided in the filing states that the sale of the two-acre site will close in April. The project team hopes to have the IURA’s $350,000 committed this year, along with project approval and its state grant funding application towards the end of the fall. If grant funding is awarded by New York State in April 2020, the project would begin construction in November 2020 and be completely finished by February 2022. Funding for the project will come from a combination of conventional bank financing, state affordable housing grants, and what INHS hopes to be a $100,000 contribution from the county’s affordable housing fund and a $350,000 contribution from federal Housing and Urban Development funds awarded to the city via the Ithaca Urban Renewal Agency. On a closing note, for those interested in contributing their input regarding the proposal, the next community meeting will be at the GIAC at 301 West Court Street from 5-7 p.m. on March 28th. Questions and feedback can also be emailed to Justina Fetterly, INHS’s Strategic Communications Manager, at [email protected] Before you jump to the Facebook comments section to ask what affordable means, here’s the breakdown. Eight units would be for those making 30% area median income or less (AMI, which is $17,700/year for a single person, $20,220/year for a two-person household). Twenty-five units would be priced between 30 and 50% AMI, 25 more units would be priced at 50-60% AMI, and thirteen units would be priced at 60-90% AMI. Prices for the for-sale homes are not stated, but in previous projects, INHS has aimed for 80-90% AMI with homebuyers. Brian Crandall Brian Crandall reports on housing and development for the Ithaca Voice. He can be reached at [email protected] More by Brian Crandall Since the project is still in the early stages, it’s important to note that details like building designs, the exact number of affordable housing units and the number of bedrooms in each unit are liable to change. as the project goes through further community meetings. Once a design is thoroughly hashed out, the proposal will then pay a trip to the city Common Council for Planned Unit Development (PUD) zoning, and onward to the Planning Board. Unit sizes break down to six studio units, 37 one-bedroom units, 17 two-bedroom units, 10 three-bedroom units, and one four-bedroom unit (the breakdown of prices per unit, with expected rents, can be found here). Although they don’t tend to be in as high demand, INHS sought to include a few larger units at the community’s request to see larger units sizes compatible with families. The size of the for-sale housing is not given, but if we rely on previous examples once again, expect two-bedroom and three-bedroom units in the 1100-1300 square-foot range. Tagged: affordable housing, immaculate conception school, immaculate conception site, INHS, Ithaca Neighborhood Housing Services, mixed-use, STREAM Collaborative, SWBR Architects With that disclaimer noted, the current proposal has 71 affordable rental units and four affordable for-sale homes. INHS is exploring ways to increase the number of for-sale units and acknowledges that higher construction costs may decrease the number of rentals. Back in January, local non-profit affordable housing developer Ithaca Neighborhood Housing Services (INHS) was named as the preferred bid to buy the former school from the Roman Catholic Diocese of Rochester. INHS shared concept plans for the site at a community meeting last month. Alongside INHS on the project team are architecture firms STREAM Collaborative, and SWBR Architects of Rochester. Environmental site analysis is being performed by Seeler Engineering P.C. INHS has identified a potential general contractor, but the firm is not named in the city document. ITHACA, N.Y. — Documents filed with the City of Ithaca this week are providing the first detailed look at the plans for the redevelopment of the former Immaculate Conception School on the 300 Block of West Buffalo Street. In addition, at least 5% of the project’s rental units will be designed to be fully accessible, which is housing designed to allow those with disabilities to live independently in housing design to accommodate their needs. For that endeavor, INHS will rely on the expertise of Esther Greenhouse, a “nationally-recognized environmental gerontologist” and specialist in “enabling design”. The project will also host a non-profit commercial office component. The Catholic Charities building at 324 West Buffalo Street, which dates from the 1920s, will be renovated and continue to serve as the home for the organization. INHS states that it is in talks with three other non-profits interested in space in the basement and first floor of the renovated west wing of the school. Meanwhile, the old ICS Gymnasium will be detached to the school and sold to the City of Ithaca, which will renovate the gymnasium for use by the Greater Ithaca Activities Center (GIAC).last_img read more

Veteran’s breakfast set for Monday

first_img The Colley Senior Complex in Troy will host its annual Veterans Day Breakfast Monday morning in the downstairs dining room at the Complex on Elm Street.Registration will begin at 7 a.m. with breakfast at 8 a.m.Catherine Jordan, complex director, said all veterans are invited and encouraged to come. Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson For more information, call the Colley Senior Complex at (334) 808-8500. Sponsored Content Print Article Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… Email the author You Might Like John Ed Mathison to speak in Troy The holiday season can be hectic, and many times it’s easy to overlook reasons to be thankful. On Nov. 13,… read more Book Nook to reopen Latest Stories By Jaine Treadwell The featured speaker for the 2013 Veterans Day Breakfast will be Ira Brown, a retired Army officer who makes his home in Troy.“We will recognize all veterans and they will have an opportunity to speak if they would like,” Jordan said.Special patriotic music will be presented by Shelia Jackson and her son, Patrick Jackson, and Willie B. Williams.“We wanted to do something special for our veterans this year,” Jordan said. “They have done so much for us and there is no way that we can ever repay them. They deserve more than we can ever give, but each veteran who attends the breakfast will receive a blanket as a reminder that they are always wrapped in the warm places of our hearts.” Veteran’s breakfast set for Monday Published 11:05 pm Wednesday, November 6, 2013 Skip “The Veterans Day breakfast is a very special event because it is an opportunity for us to express our appreciation to our veterans for their commitment to our country and the sacrifices they made in service to our country,” Jordan said. “It is also a time for our veterans to come together and enjoy the fellowship of those who also have served.”Jordan said no pre-registration is required.“We do ask all veterans to sign-in when they arrive so that we will have a growing list of our Pike County area veterans,” she said. “We want veterans of all ages to come and be a part of this great celebration.” By The Penny Hoarder Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthGet Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

West coast fatalities force rethink on rail staff safety

first_img Comments are closed. West coast fatalities force rethink on rail staff safetyOn 1 Mar 2004 in Personnel Today The safety of workers on the UK’s railways has been thrustsharply into the spotlight following the deaths in February of four workers onthe west coast mainline near Tebay on the edge of the Lake District. Initial investigations by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), BritishTransport Police and the Railway Inspectorate revealed that although the wagonwas fitted with brakes, they were not functioning properly. As a result of the fatalities, Network Rail insisted that the brakes on allsuch trailers are thoroughly tested prior to use. In addition, it hasstipulated that metal wedges be used in front and behind any decoupled unit.The trailer involved in the incident had been held in place by wooden blocks. However, the RMT union, which represents rail maintenance workers, hascalled for a blanket ban on the use of the wagons until the investigations arecompleted. The four fatalities were part of a group of 10 maintenance staff working onthe line. Three others were injured. Concerns have also been raised over new safety helmets that may have meantthey could not hear the approaching wagon. Ironically, in February, the HSE published a new volume of its RailwaySafety Principles and Guidance series looking at the safe movement of trains. In a series of unrelated incidents earlier in February, Network Rail’sinfrastructure division was fined £20,000 for failing to inspect linesidefencing near Windsor, Berkshire, where, a year earlier a US serviceman was struckand killed by a train. Also in February, Network Rail and Balfour Beatty’s rail infrastructure armwere fined £300,000 after a four year-old was electrocuted on a live rail atStrood, Kent in 1999. New statistics published by the HSE have shown that slips, trips and fallsremain the most common cause of injuries on the railways. From April 2002 to the end of March 2003, slips, trips or falls resulted in86 major injuries to staff and 460 passenger injuries requiring hospitaltreatment. A further 1,199 passengers were admitted to hospital following accidents onstairs and escalators at stations, including two deaths. On 16 March, the Railway Inspectorate is holding a free, one-day seminar toraise awareness about this issue. The seminar takes place at the National Railway Museum in York. For furtherdetails call Jill Moore, on 0161 952 8358. Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

Conveyancing fraud – cases are on the rise

first_imgHome » News » Conveyancing fraud – cases are on the rise previous nextRegulation & LawConveyancing fraud – cases are on the riseFraudsters hacked emails to seller’s solicitor and stole £340,000 proceeds of a property sale.The Negotiator8th June 20160666 Views Reports of conveyancing fraud are on the rise and it isn’t just the conveyancer – or even the seller that can lose out. While the seller obviously is most at risk as it is their money that is taken by the fraudsters, the estate agency handling the sale risks reputational damage, just by being involved in a sale that goes so badly wrong.So agents need to be aware of the risks, as well as the methods used by the criminals.In one incident, Paul and Ann Lupton sold a flat they had bought for their daughter for £340,000. Two days before the set completion date, Mr Lupton’s solicitor emailed requesting his bank account details for the sale proceeds to be paid into. Mr Lupton duly replied, sending his Barclays bank account number and sort code.The email was intercepted by cyber criminals, using extremely sophisticated technology that examines millions of emails to identify patterns of data that could contain valuable information. Posing as Mr Lupton, the cyber criminal emailed the Luptons’ solicitor again – from the same email account – and told the firm to disregard the previous details and send the money to the fraudulent account instead.The solicitor sent the funds intended for the Luptons, worth just over £333,000 after fees and charges, to the fraudulent bank account. A few days later, Mr Lupton called the solicitors to chase the payment and the crime was discovered. Both parties contacted Barclays and the police.Safeguarding strategies:Firms have a responsibility to look after their clients’ money. However, do they have the necessary facilities to do so in a situation such as this? Would email encryption or the use of fax for confidential and sensitive information be a policy firms should adhere to for all future scenarios of this nature?Government security service Get Safe Online, which offers advice on protecting against fraud, said the Luptons’ case was a stark reminder of how sophisticated cyber criminals had become.Tony Neate, head of Get Safe Online, said, “In this case, the user would have had no idea that their emails had even been intercepted by a criminal or that the money had been fraudulently hijacked. It goes to show the importance of protecting online accounts in as many ways as possible.“Your first line of defence for your email account is a strong password that is different to other online accounts and is changed regularly. Protecting your devices with security software and regularly installing updates will also help.”The Solicitors Regulation Authority said member firms were responsible for safeguarding client funds and must replace any money that was “improperly withheld or withdrawn from a client account.”Outcome:Barclays was the account provider for all three involved: the solicitors, the fraudsters and the Luptons. The account was frozen and £271,000 was returned to the Luptons, still leaving them £62,000 out of pocket. The firm in this case denied they were at fault due to the sophistication of the fraud, but after eight months their PI insurer paid out and reimbursed the Luptons.Get Safe Online Solicitors Regulation Authority Barclays conveyancing fraud cyber criminals June 8, 2016The NegotiatorWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021last_img read more

Intrepid estate agent sets world record during ‘whacky’ charity flight attempt

first_imgJames du Pavey, who runs an independent estate agency in Shropshire, has completed the most dramatic fund raising challenge by an estate agent this year, flying by powered paraglider from Land’s End to John O’Groats and setting a world record along the way.The 35-year-old set out on Monday at 3.30am from John O’Groats and finished his challenge the day after despite three crash landings including unscheduled stops in someone’s garden, a cricket pitch and a police dog training facility.He completed the journey on Tuesday after 36 hours after travelling 870 miles and climbing to heights of 10,000 feet, a considerable improvement on his previous effort which took seven days.Du Pavey, who runs a three-branch and eponymous estate agency with 24 staff in and around Nantwich and Market Drayton, told local media that: “It’s been exhausting and nerve-wracking with another engine failure six miles from Land’s End. But totally worth it.”Fund raiserThe intrepid estate agent was followed by a ground crew who fuelled his paramotor along the way and has so far raised £8,614 via his Just Giving page for Stoke-on-Trent based charity The Donna Louise Children’s Hospice, part of an overall £20,000 fund-raising effort by him recently.“James and his team have been supporting The Donna Louise since 2017,” says its relationship manager Katie Tams.“James’ paramotor challenge really is upping the game though. We can’t say a big enough thank you to James for braving this totally whacky and wonderful challenge; the funds raised will do so much to support the children, young people and families who rely on our services.”James du Pavey Shropshire charity 2019-07-11Nigel LewisAny comments? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021 Home » News » Agencies & People » Intrepid estate agent sets world record during ‘whacky’ charity flight attempt Intrepid estate agent sets world record during ‘whacky’ charity flight attempt11th July 20190825 Viewslast_img read more

Karlee Macer Says No To A Run For Governor

first_imgKarlee Macer Says No To A Run For GovernorAugust 20, 2019 Staff ReportTheStatehouseFile.comINDIANAPOLIS—One potential Democratic candidate for governor is already out just as the race is getting started.Rep. Karlee Macer of Indianapolis released a statement Tuesday saying, “While I stand ready to roll my sleeves up and show our state what it means to be a Democrat, I will not be doing so in a bid for governor.”Macer is among three Democrats who were exploring bids to challenge incumbent Republican Gov. Eric Holcomb in the 2020 election. Dr. Woody Myers, the state’s former health commissioner, was the first to formally enter the race when he announced in July that he is running. Sen. Eddie Melton of Gary has been touring the state since late spring meeting with Hoosiers as he explores a possible run.“In every corner of our state, there are leaders stepping up to fight for Hoosiers and their families and I’m always ready to work with those who seek to move Indiana forward,” Macer said.Macer has served in the Indiana House since 2013 and in the most recent legislative session joined Republicans in co-authoring House Enrolled Act 1010, which exempts military pensions from state income taxes.She said that she will work for Democrats seeking political office across the state.“I look forward to supporting those stepping up to make change in our cities, correcting the harmful path the Republican Supermajority have led us down, and taking on some of the most crucial Federal policies in our lifetime,” she added.Holcomb formally announced in July that he is running for re-election. At the end of August, his campaign is sponsoring a fundraiser at the Dallara IndyCar Factory in Speedway where a VIP reception costs $2,500 a couple, early arrival is $250 per person and general admission is $50 each.FOOTNOTE: TheStatehouseFile.com is a news website powered by Franklin College journalism students.Print Friendly, PDF & EmailFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more


first_imgTropicana Evansville is bringing you MORE variety with the addition of The KITCHEN Buffet to the dining options currently offered at the Evansville casino property. The KITCHEN Buffet will officially open on Wednesday, December 16, 2015 with breakfast being served beginning at 6AM.Get ready to immerse yourself in a fresh new take on home style food, taking home cooking up to the next level. The KITCHEN Buffet will feature a daily carving station that features house smoked meats including ham, turkey, prime rib and brisket, along with a pasta station that will feature different sauces and sides such as chicken, shrimp and beef. Add to that the southern goodness of fried catfish, Cajun hushpuppies and pot roast, and The KITCHEN buffet will quickly become a local favorite!Tropicana Evansville Executive Chef Chuck Subra’s motto is “Do food and do it well”. The KITCHEN Buffet will be using only the freshest ingredients from the local market to create a delicious and satisfying meal starting with the crisp salad bar and ending with delectable desserts, all made in The KITCHEN Buffet’s kitchen.The KITCHEN Buffet is located in the Tropicana Hotel on the 2nd level mezzanine in the former Temptations Buffet location. Breakfast and lunch will be served daily, along with a dinner buffet offered on Friday and Saturday nights. For more information, please visit Tropicana Evansville’s website at www.tropevansville.com.About Tropicana EvansvilleTropicana Evansville is a casino, hotel and entertainment facility situated on the Ohio river in Evansville, Indiana that includes a 2,700 passenger riverboat casino, a 243 room hotel, a 96 room boutique hotel, an executive conference center, a 1,660 vehicle parking garage and Riverfront Pavilion housing pre-boarding facilities, retail shops, restaurants and lounge area.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more