AP1 boosts investment in growth markets and slims dollar exposure

first_imgAP1 said it had upped its investment in growth markets while reducing its exposure to the US dollar during the year.Johan Magnusson, AP1’s chief executive said: “The main contributors in absolute money terms were equities and real estate.”In order to meet increasingly challenging external conditions, he said the fund was striving continuously to refine and develop its portfolio.“Measures in 2017 have included extending our investments in growth markets and reducing our exposure to the US dollar in favour of the Swedish krona,” Magnusson said.AP1 was also continuing its “determined sustainability work with a clearly integrated approach, whereby we regard sustainability to be one of several natural and vital aspects when assessing investments,” he said.In April last year the fund invested $250m (€203m) in a low-volatility “resource-efficient” equities fund, run by UK-based Osmosis Investment Management.AP1’s total assets grew to SEK333bn (€32.8bn) at the end of December, from SEK311bn at the end of 2016.The buffer fund paid SEK7.4bn into the pension system during 2017, compared to the SEK6.6bn payment in 2016. Sweden’s AP1 reported a 9.7% return on investments for last year, higher than the 2017 gains produced by the three other main buffer funds for the country’s state pension system.The return before costs was a marginal improvement on the 9.5% return AP1 produced in 2016 on the same basis, according to the pension fund’s annual report.After costs, the return was 9.6% in 2017, it reported.AP2, AP3 and AP4 reported annual returns before costs of 9.1%, 8.9% and 9.2% respectively.last_img read more

Untouched Queenslander house hits market for first time in almost a century

first_imgOn the market for the first time in 92 years is 97 Vardon St at WilstonTHIS house in one of Brisbane’s most sought after suburbs is on the market for the first time in almost a century. A deceased estate, the house was built in 1926, has remained in the same family, and is still in its original condition.There is even two old newspapers stuck to the floor in one room — The Brisbane Courier, one dated October 4, 1926, the other, October 6, 1926. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus15 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market15 hours agoThe original kitchenMr Sultana said the house was bequeathed to the nephew of the deceased owner, who passed away in a nursing home a few years ago. Place Newmarket agent Mario Sultana said the house was like a time capsule, with nothing touched since it was constructed.He said one of the newspapers had a yarn about timber prices, and another news story had the headline “Revolting Crime Boy Murderer”. There is also advertisements for a luxury car, an Essex Six, for 265 pounds, or about $20,820 in today’s money, and for what appears to be a men’s fashion retailer.“There is also a story on the civil court case, Goldman versus Kirby,” Mr Sultana said. That case involved Goldman suing Kirby for damages for the breach of a verbal contract for droving sheep. There is room for a pool!The yard could easily accommodate a pool and outdoor entertainment area, a place for kids to play and car parking.“This is your opportunity to buy a beautiful piece of land with the worst house in the street,” the realestate.com.au listing says.It goes to auction onsite at 1pm on Saturday, but even Mr Sultana admits he is unsure how it will play out. He said he had already had one offer but there was nothing to even compare the house with in the area. “It is a bit of an unknown,” he said. And here is the bathroom, which was added on after the original house was built.He said the family had also previously owned the land next door, but that was sold many years earlier.“The people who bought that block did a full renovation of the house on that land and I sold it for them for $1.975 million back in 2016,” Mr Sultana said. “But that house was very different to this one.“This house (67 Vardon St) needs a lot of attention and there is one room where you can see there has been white ant activity but that can be fixed, and the joists and bearers are in good shape.“It is just old. The original kitchen is there, you can see where the bathroom was added on. It has the original layout and hasn’t been touched.” As it stands, the two bedroom Queenslander sits on a 809sq m block with a wide frontage, has VJ walls and ceilings and wide floorboards offering “tremendous scope for renovation and expansion both upstairs and downstairs”. This newspaper is in remarkably good shape given its agelast_img read more

Townsville unit market on the rise

first_img8/51-69 Stanley St, Townsville City recently went under contract in an off market sale. UNIT prices across Townsville have stabilised while small pockets of the city have recorded double digit price growth during 2018 as the market slowly improves.According to the latest CoreLogic figures there was 0 per cent change to Townsville’s median unit price in the 12 months up to October 2018.It follows years of falling prices with the median unit price dropping 15.9 per cent in the past five years.However parts of Townsville are recording promising price growth with the median unit price increasing 26 per cent in South Townsville in the 12 months until October 2018.Units in Nelly Bay have also fared well increasing 17.6 per cent in a year followed by North Ward where unit prices have gone up 17.4 per cent.Ray White Townsville agents Linda and Ray Daniels specialise in units and said buyer interest in the unit market had risen.They said they’d recently had a unit at Urban Quarter at 8/51-69 Stanley St, Townsville City go under contact in an off market sale while units in the city are attracting multiple offers.More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020“As the redevelopment of the city progress and the stadium the attention is really coming on to Townsville and buyers are definitely showing more interest in units,” they said.“We’re getting interest form both owner occupiers and investors.“Anything in the city is definitely getting a lot of attention and we’re finding our inquiry levels are a lot higher than they were 12 months ago.”REIQ regional director and Keyes & Co principal Damien Keyes said the unit market had risen which was largely driven by down sizers moving from houses into apartments.“The demand for inner city units by owner occupiers has definitely improved from 12 months ago and that’s been predominantly driven by locals who are empty nesters moving into the city area,” he said.“In particular three bedroom units seem to be very popular in high quality duplexes such as Dalgety or Altitude.“The amenities in those larger complexes are really appealing to buyers because they are shopping amenities nearly as much s they are the actual apartment.“Buyers want a complex with a gym, swimming pool and good BBQ areas.”last_img read more

Chelsea schedule meeting with former winger set for cut-price return

first_img The 23-year-old has flourished since his permanent switch to Serie A surprise package Sassuolo in 2018, however, notching 10 goals in 50 appearances including seven from 22 in the current campaign. The article states that Chelsea have ‘first refusal’ on Boga’s next move having inserted the clause when selling the player in 2018. With a ‘meeting scheduled’ for later today (Wednesday), the Blues could re-sign their former charge for as little as ‘£15 million.’ Read Also:Chelsea encouraged to push for Napoli striker Mertens Meanwhile, Blues manager Lampard has promoted an up-and-coming member of Chelsea’s youth team into their first team on a permanent basis. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Chelsea are plotting to bring back a winger who spent nine years with the club after a recent report revealed a ‘meeting is scheduled’ ahead of a possible £15 million return to Stamford Bridge. Loading… With veteran wingers Willian and Pedro both off out of contract in the summer, as well as centre-forward Olivier Giroud, Frank Lampard is expected to be given the funds to oversee a huge overhaul in the summer. Ajax’s Hakim Ziyech was recently touted as an option the Blues boss could revisit after a failed approach in the winter window, with the Telegraph reporting that the chances of a switch are much higher in the summer than they were in January. Now, British newspaper the Sun have divulged that Sassuolo winger Jeremie Boga could be set to call Stamford Bridge his home once more after just two years away. The French-born Ivory Coast winger spent almost a decade with Chelsea between their youth teams and first team, but made just one senior appearance for the club after spending several years out on loan.Advertisement Promoted Content10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A Drone8 Ways Drones Will Automate Our FutureSurprising Things Women Found Attractive 50 Years AgoLook Up At The Most Fascinated Ceilings In The World5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksContemplate Life At These 10 Stargazing Locations6 Great Ancient Mysteries That Make China Worth Visiting11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?6 Extreme Facts About Hurricaneslast_img read more

FAI voices support for Keane

first_img Twitter Republic of Ireland assistant manager Roy Keane with Ella Larkin, age 10, from Glasnevin, Co. Dublin, during a visit to Temple Street Childrens Hospital, Dublin. Picture credit: David Maher / SPORTSFILE An ambulance was also called to the scene, but it is not clear whether someone was assessed at the hotel or if they required further treatment. “Gardai are investigating an incident which occurred at a hotel in Portmarnock in the late afternoon,” the Garda spokesman said. No arrest was made and the spokesman said no complaint has been made. The Ireland squad is due to fly out of Dublin on Thursday afternoon for Glasgow, where they face Scotland in vital Euro 2016 qualifier on Friday evening. Martin O’Neill’s men are currently joint top of Group D after taking seven of the first nine points available to them. O’Neill and number two Keane celebrated a year in charge of the Ireland team earlier this month. SPORTSFILE Previous Next Keane and Wolves manager Mick McCarthy bury the hatchet after Keane's much-publicised walk-out from the Republic of Ireland World Cup squad in 2002 Keane is restrained by team-mates after Jason McAteer taunted him about his book Facebook “The manager, Martin O’Neill and the FAI are fully aware of the circumstances surrounding this event, and the Assistant Manager has their full support.” A Garda spokesman confirmed officers received reports of an incident at a hotel in north Dublin. The incident occurred at 3.30pm. Alex Ferguson steps in after Keane refused to shake Niall Quinn's hand after being sent off during a Manchester United v Sunderland Premiership match Republic of Ireland assistant manager Roy Keane with Amber O’Halloran, age 5, from Booterstown, Co. Dublin, during a visit to Temple Street Childrens Hospital, Dublin. Picture credit: David Maher / SPORTSFILE SPORTSFILE Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill, left, and assistant manager Roy Keane with Eoin Conroy, 8 weeks old, from Castleknock, Co. Dublin, during a visit to Temple Street Childrens Hospital, Dublin. Picture credit: David Maher / SPORTSFILE SPORTSFILE Whatsapp Email Republic of Ireland assistant manager Roy Keane with Amber O'Halloran, age 5, from Booterstown, Co. Dublin, during a visit to Temple Street Childrens Hospital, Dublin. Picture credit: David Maher / SPORTSFILE Keane has a word with Alf Inge Haaland; in his autobiography Keane admitted he deliberately injured the Manchester City player Roy Keane shakes Niall Quinn's hand after he was unveiled as Sunderland's new manager but the relationship was not always so harmonious Keane is restrained by team-mates after Jason McAteer taunted him about his book Alex Ferguson steps in after Keane refused to shake Niall Quinn’s hand after being sent off during a Manchester United v Sunderland Premiership match Republic of Ireland assistant manager Roy Keane with Alex O'Keeffe, age 6, from Tallaght, Co. Dublin, during a visit to Temple Street Childrens Hospital, Dublin. Picture credit: David Maher / SPORTSFILE Roy Keane shakes Niall Quinn’s hand after he was unveiled as Sunderland’s new manager but the relationship was not always so harmonious Twitter Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill, left, and assistant manager Roy Keane with Eoin Conroy, 8 weeks old, from Castleknock, Co. Dublin, during a visit to Temple Street Childrens Hospital, Dublin. Picture credit: David Maher / SPORTSFILE 1/5 Keane and Wolves manager Mick McCarthy bury the hatchet after Keane's much-publicised walk-out from the Republic of Ireland World Cup squad in 2002 The Football Association of Ireland has voiced its support for assistant Republic of Ireland manager Roy Keane amid allegations that he was involved in an altercation at the team hotel. Republic of Ireland assistant manager Roy Keane with Amber O'Halloran, age 5, from Booterstown, Co. Dublin, during a visit to Temple Street Childrens Hospital, Dublin. Picture credit: David Maher / SPORTSFILE Republic of Ireland assistant manager Roy Keane with Amber O'Halloran, age 5, from Booterstown, Co. Dublin, during a visit to Temple Street Childrens Hospital, Dublin. Picture credit: David Maher / SPORTSFILE Keane has a word with Alf Inge Haaland; in his autobiography Keane admitted he deliberately injured the Manchester City player Previous Next Republic of Ireland assistant manager Roy Keane with Amber O’Halloran, age 5, from Booterstown, Co. Dublin, during a visit to Temple Street Childrens Hospital, Dublin. Picture credit: David Maher / SPORTSFILE Republic of Ireland assistant manager Roy Keane with Ella Larkin, age 10, from Glasnevin, Co. Dublin, during a visit to Temple Street Childrens Hospital, Dublin. Picture credit: David Maher / SPORTSFILE Republic of Ireland assistant manager Roy Keane with Alex O'Keeffe, age 6, from Tallaght, Co. Dublin, during a visit to Temple Street Childrens Hospital, Dublin. Picture credit: David Maher / SPORTSFILE Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill, left, and assistant manager Roy Keane with Eoin Conroy, 8 weeks old, from Castleknock, Co. Dublin, during a visit to Temple Street Childrens Hospital, Dublin. Picture credit: David Maher / SPORTSFILE Alex Ferguson steps in after Keane refused to shake Niall Quinn's hand after being sent off during a Manchester United v Sunderland Premiership match SPORTSFILE Email Whatsapp Republic of Ireland manager Martin O'Neill, left, and assistant manager Roy Keane with Eoin Conroy, 8 weeks old, from Castleknock, Co. Dublin, during a visit to Temple Street Childrens Hospital, Dublin. Picture credit: David Maher / SPORTSFILE Republic of Ireland assistant manager Roy Keane with Karol Cearnowska, 9 months old, and her father Batiex, from Co. Fermoy, Co. Cork, during a visit to Temple Street Childrens Hospital, Dublin. Picture credit: David Maher / SPORTSFILE Close Close Facebook Republic of Ireland assistant manager Roy Keane with Amber O'Halloran, age 5, from Booterstown, Co. Dublin, during a visit to Temple Street Childrens Hospital, Dublin. Picture credit: David Maher / SPORTSFILE Roy Keane shakes Niall Quinn’s hand after he was unveiled as Sunderland’s new manager but the relationship was not always so harmonious Keane and Wolves manager Mick McCarthy bury the hatchet after Keane’s much-publicised walk-out from the Republic of Ireland World Cup squad in 2002 Republic of Ireland assistant manager Roy Keane with Ella Larkin, age 10, from Glasnevin, Co. Dublin, during a visit to Temple Street Childrens Hospital, Dublin. Picture credit: David Maher / SPORTSFILE Republic of Ireland manager Martin O'Neill, left, and assistant manager Roy Keane with Eoin Conroy, 8 weeks old, from Castleknock, Co. Dublin, during a visit to Temple Street Childrens Hospital, Dublin. Picture credit: David Maher / SPORTSFILE The FAI issued a statement late on Wednesday night after reports circulated after Gardai had been called to the team hotel in Portmarnock earlier in the day. The statement said: “Following inaccurate media reports which refer to an incident involving a member of the public this evening at the Republic of Ireland team hotel, we wish to clarify that Roy Keane called the Gardai following the incident. Republic of Ireland assistant manager Roy Keane with Ella Larkin, age 10, from Glasnevin, Co. Dublin, during a visit to Temple Street Childrens Hospital, Dublin. Picture credit: David Maher / SPORTSFILE Republic of Ireland assistant manager Roy Keane with Ella Larkin, age 10, from Glasnevin, Co. Dublin, during a visit to Temple Street Childrens Hospital, Dublin. Picture credit: David Maher / SPORTSFILE Roy Keane shakes Niall Quinn's hand after he was unveiled as Sunderland's new manager but the relationship was not always so harmonious Keane is restrained by team-mates after Jason McAteer taunted him about his book Republic of Ireland assistant manager Roy Keane with Ella Larkin, age 10, from Glasnevin, Co. Dublin, during a visit to Temple Street Childrens Hospital, Dublin. Picture credit: David Maher / SPORTSFILE SPORTSFILE Republic of Ireland assistant manager Roy Keane with Karol Cearnowska, 9 months old, and her father Batiex, from Co. Fermoy, Co. Cork, during a visit to Temple Street Childrens Hospital, Dublin. Picture credit: David Maher / SPORTSFILE Republic of Ireland assistant manager Roy Keane with Karol Cearnowska, 9 months old, and her father Batiex, from Co. Fermoy, Co. Cork, during a visit to Temple Street Childrens Hospital, Dublin. Picture credit: David Maher / SPORTSFILE slide 1 of 5 Keane has a word with Alf Inge Haaland; in his autobiography Keane admitted he deliberately injured the Manchester City player 1/7 SPORTSFILE SPORTSFILE SPORTSFILE Republic of Ireland assistant manager Roy Keane with Alex O’Keeffe, age 6, from Tallaght, Co. Dublin, during a visit to Temple Street Childrens Hospital, Dublin. Picture credit: David Maher / SPORTSFILE slide 1 of 7 Roy Keane shakes Niall Quinn’s hand after he was unveiled as Sunderland’s new manager but the relationship was not always so harmonious Press Associationlast_img read more

Sri Lanka keen to visit Pakistan in September for T20

first_imgCOLOMBO (Reuters) – Sri Lanka are keen to visit Pakistan in September, potentially becoming the first high-profile team to tour the country which has played most of its home international matches in the United Arab Emirates in the last eight years due to security situation.Gunmen attacked a bus carrying Sri Lankan players in Lahore in 2009, wounding six players, and killing six security staff and two civilians.Pakistan has since been largely starved of international cricket, apart from a short visit by Zimbabwe in 2015.Their full series against Sri Lanka in the UAE may see the return of international cricket on home soil.“I am keen to take my team to Pakistan,” Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) President Thilanga Sumathipala said at the Asian Cricket Council’s annual general meeting in Colombo.“We have had our security experts visit and make an assessment, and things look positive with things improving all over the country and especially Lahore being cleared.“We have three T20 games coming up against Pakistan in September and we would like to play at least one of those games in Lahore.”The International Cricket Council (ICC) also wants to support the tour of a World XI to Pakistan next month, subject to security clearance, for a three-match T20 series to help revive international cricket in the country.Sumathipala called for support for Pakistan from the Asian neighbours.“I call upon each one of you as members to play your role and give Pakistan the security of your support,” he added.“There is always risk – there were two attacks in London during the Champions Trophy – but cricket continued under the security assurances of the ICC, so likewise we too must be as accommodating and understanding as possible with our members and extend our fullest support to them as the cricketing family of Asia.”last_img read more

Buffaloes visit the Coliseum

first_imgFor the third time this season, No. 10 USC (5-1) will play a game in the friendly confines of the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. The Trojans have been on the road for four of their first six contests, but will return home to play Colorado on Saturday.Paving the way · The offensive line has opened up running lanes for junior running back Silas Redd in recent weeks. Redd rushed for a season-high 155 yards against Washington on the road last Saturday. – Carlo Acenas | Daily TrojanAfter a pair of tough games at Utah and Washington, USC coach Lane Kiffin is happy to finally be home, knowing his team has a lot to work on.“[The players] understand that this is all about us improving,” Kiffin said. “We have a lot of work to do. A lot of areas, whether it’s third down or penalties, a lot of things to work on.”Kiffin alluded to the fact that the Trojan offense is converting just more than 30 percent of its third downs, a mark that Kiffin did not expect the team to be at with his cast of star players.“I would never have guessed we’d be where we are on third downs right now,” Kiffin said.This week’s contest against Colorado (1-5, 1-2) could be what USC needs to clean things up for the home stretch of the season. Colorado is yielding 41.3 points per game to opponents, good for 120th in the entire country. The Buffs have lost five of six games, including one contest to Sacramento State, a Football Championship Subdivision school. Rather than worry about the Buffs, the team is focused on playing better football overall.“This week is all about us,” Kiffin said.Senior quarterback Matt Barkley has not been throwing for the number of yards and touchdowns that many analysts expected and has already thrown six interceptions after throwing only seven last season. Junior wide receiver Robert Woods’ numbers are down significantly from last season and sophomore receiver Marqise Lee was held to just two catches last week. As a whole, the offense has not been dynamic, due in large part to penalties and other self-inflicted issues.“We just haven’t made the plays when they’ve been there,” Kiffin said. “We’ve been on the road, missed some calls, missed some protections.”While the stats for the passing game have fallen short of expectations, the Trojans’ running game has stepped up in recent weeks. Particularly, junior running back Silas Redd had 155 yards on the ground against the Huskies and looks to be the team’s featured back after a slow start to the season.“I’m much more comfortable with my teammates and the coaches and the system and everything,” Redd said. “I feel a lot better.”Practice was particularly intense over the last week. Despite the fact Colorado ranks among the worst teams in college football, Redd and his teammates say they are taking the game seriously.“We’re coming out here and we’re acting like Colorado is Alabama,” Redd said. “We’re practicing hard … We’re not letting our foot off the gas.”Though the offense has struggled recently, the defense has more than held up its end of the bargain. Particularly the defensive line, led by freshman defensive tackle Leonard Williams and junior defensive end Morgan Breslin, have surprised many after initially being thought of as the team’s weak link.“I feel like we just took that as a challenge,” Williams said. “[Defensive line coach Ed Orgeron] talked about that all the time. The [defensive] line was just like, ‘We’re not about to be the weak point of this team,’ and we just came together and made a point that we weren’t going to be that.”USC’s defense is giving up just 18.5 points per game, and held an explosive Washington team to just 14 points. Considering Colorado averages just 20.8 points per game, the defense appears poised to perform well. That doesn’t mean the defensive players aren’t looking to improve, however.“To be honest with you, we’re not really worrying about Colorado,” junior cornerback Nickell Robey said. “We’re worrying about ourselves. We’re getting down to the crunch time of the season where we have to worry about ourselves.”Considering that the Trojans play No. 3 Oregon in two weeks, Robey and the defense care more about getting better on the whole than about specific games.“Whatever we got in store for that week, make sure we execute it,” Robey said of the defense’s game plan. “That’s just as far as rushing the quarterback, getting more hands on the ball when the ball is in the air, tackling. Just the fundamentals of the game. and as long as we get those things sharpened and keep working on them and coaches keep harping on those little things, it just makes the defense even greater.”Saturday’s game against the Buffalos kicks off at 3 p.m. It will be shown nationally on the Pac-12 networks. Nick Burton contributed to this report.last_img read more

Magic turn back cold-shooting Heat, 105-85

first_imgLast Updated: 4th January, 2020 11:37 IST Magic Turn Back Cold-shooting Heat, 105-85 Terrence Ross scored 25 points, Nikola Vucevic added 20 points and 11 rebounds and the Orlando Magic shut down the Miami Heat in the fourth quarter in a 105-85 victory Friday night. FOLLOW US Associated Press Television News First Published: 4th January, 2020 11:37 IST COMMENT SUBSCRIBE TO UScenter_img LIVE TV Written By Terrence Ross scored 25 points, Nikola Vucevic added 20 points and 11 rebounds and the Orlando Magic shut down the Miami Heat in the fourth quarter in a 105-85 victory Friday night.Miami scored only six points in the fourth quarter, going 3 for 19 from the field. Jimmy Butler had 23 points and 10 rebounds for the Heat.Aaron Gordon had 16 points and eight rebounds for the Magic, and Evan Fournier scored 15 points despite spending most of the game in foul trouble.One day after holding the Toronto Raptors to 6-of-42 shooting from 3-point range in a victory at Miami, the Heat shot 7 for 37 from long range and 37.5% overall.After Vucevic and Gordon combined for three 3-pointers in quick succession to give the Magic to a 67-49 lead early in the third quarter, the Heat responded with a 14-3 run.Meyers Leonard then hit pair of 3-pointers to cut Orlando’s lead to four.But Miami wet scoreless for more than 3 1/2 minutes at the outset of the fourth quarter, missing five shots and turning the ball over three times. Another 3-pointer by Gordon and a short jump hook by Vucevic pushed the margin to 18 points with 4:29 left.TIP-INSHeat: F Justise Winslow missed his 14th straight game with a lower back bruise. . . . It was the first of four meetings between the intrastate rivals this season and the 120th regular-season meeting. Miami leads the series 65-55.Magic: F Jonathan Isaac is expected to miss two months with a left knee injury. . . G Michael Carter-Williams, who missed a sixth game with a left shoulder injury, is “quite a ways away” according to coach Steve Clifford . . . The Magic came into the game as the lowest-scoring team in the NBA (103.4 ppg) and the fewest turnovers (12.76 per game).UP NEXTHeat: Host Portland on Sunday night.Magic: Host Utah on Saturday night.___More AP NBA: https://apnews.com/NBA and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports WATCH US LIVElast_img read more

Shooting Stars Continue their Strike Action

first_img“They also wish to see the contracts they have with Shooting Stars.”The work-to-rule started Tuesday evening when the players stayed away from training, leaving the coaches to later also leave the training ground.Shooting Stars are 14th on the table with 44 points from 33 matches.Meanwhile, NPFL side, Heartland FC of Owerri was involved in an auto accident in Maiduguri wednesday.The Owerri-based side was in Maiduguri to honour the NPFL Match-day 35 clash against El Kanemi Warriors today at the Maiduguri Township Stadium.The team arrived safely in Maiduguri yesterday but the hosts team bus conveying the Naze Millionaires to their hotels ran into the Nigerian Army Hilux Jeep on the Kano/Jos Road near the Ramat Polytechnic.No death was recorded in the auto accident but nine Heartland players sustained varying degree of injuries.The injured were taken to hospital for treatment while El Kanemi Warriors’ officials arranged another vehicle to take others to the hotel.El Kanemi Warriors Secretary, Tahir Bala confirmed the auto accident and equally confirmed that nine players were injured in the sad event.“Yes, the bus conveying Heartland team from the airport to their hotel just had an accident with an army car but no death was recorded rather about nine players sustained bruises.“We are making frantic effort to take the injured to hospital for treatment while arrangement is going on to take others to their hotel. That’s what I can say for now,” said Bala to supersport.com.The top-flight clash could not hold on Saturday like others as Heartland were unable to secure a flight to Maiduguri from Abuja.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Heartland involved in auto accidentShooting Stars insisted wednesday that they will continue their pay strike today until their various demands are met by the management.‘The Oluyole Warriors’ are owed five months’ pay and 10 match bonuses and they insist they to be paid a lump sum before they will return to training ahead of their next match against relegation-threatened Warri Wolves.“The players will continue with their pay strike today,” a source disclosed.“They have now demanded that they be paid at least N1 million each before they will consider calling off this strike.last_img read more

Disturbing photos of PFAS contamination continue to surface at Van Etten Lake

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisOscoda Township — Photographs of a foamy-like substance around Van Etten Lake are continuing to make their way to social media, showcasing more evidence of PFAS contamination.A few photos taken by Michael Clemons were posted in the public Facebook Group ‘Need Our Water.’ These photos showed a foamy substance on the shores and surrounding areas of Van Etten, off of Loud Dr.The toxic groupings are a result of firefighting foams used at the Wurtsmith Air Force Base. Concerned citizens across the country gathered in Washington D.C. to voice their concerns over this cancer causing problem on Wednesday, including a few members of NOW. A senate committee held a hearing with the Environmental Protection Agency and people dealing with the results of PFAS contamination. Citizens and lawmakers like Michigan’s Senator Gary Peters discussed the difficulties, health problems, dropping of real estate prices, and immediate actions to address the problem.In the hearing on Wednesday, the Environmental Protection Agency showed no signs of reducing the current health advisory set at 70 Parts-Per-Trillion. PFOS testing in the surrounding area in Oscoda has capped out at 254 Parts-Per-Trillion.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: Contamination, Need Our Water, PFAS, PFOA, PFOS, Senator Gary Peter, Van Etten Lake, Washington D.C., Wurtsmith Air Force BaseContinue ReadingPrevious 3 Vehicle Car Crash Causes Small Fire, Sends 2 Passengers to MidMichigan Medical AlpenaNext ‘I Love a Piano’ opens at Thunder Bay Theatrelast_img read more