first_img How you can get cheap rent Ayda Shabanz, from Grow Consulting.Equally, for those homeowners who are on a lower income, or may be at threat of losing their jobs, now is not the time for luxury, according to finance expert Ayda Shabanz of Grow Consulting, a buying agency, or you may be forced into a distressed sale.More from newsCOVID-19 renovation boom: How much Aussies are spending to give their houses a facelift during the pandemic3 days agoWhizzkid buys almost one property a month during COVID-197 days agoLook at your budget and trim down non-essentials, Ms Shabanz said.“After you have done this, consider your liabilities, loans, properties, and credit cards,” she said.“Paying off your ‘good’ debts should be priority. A good debt is anything that is considered an asset, such as a property. ‘Bad’ debts, which are for liabilities, such as a car, credit card or a speed boat, have higher interest so I would suggest you freeze or request interest-free periods on these first, before your home loan. “Request an interest-only period, rather than a full freeze, if you can manage it. A full home loan freeze should be the absolute last option.”She said those who have lost their jobs should take up the government’s relief packages, but not rely on them for anything other than to put food on the table.“This is when you adapt what we call ‘the bare bones budget’,” she said.“In other words, absolute basic living, that accounts only for shelter and food. Unfortunately, you have to get real here or you will get into serious trouble. Don’t be too upset that your eyebrows and finger nails will be terrible from this day forth.”Prof Bond said that the real estate market would become a buyers’ market and those forced to sell would have to be realistic in terms of pricing. Meanwhile, he said those that aren’t forced to sell will take their properties off the market. Coronavirus: Owners settling into ‘new norm’ Shaun Bond, Professor of Finance at the University of Queensland’s Business School.With coronavirus wreaking havoc on the Australian economy, cashed-up buyers and those with a stable income are still keen to tap into the property market, according to a Brisbane finance academic.However, Shaun Bond, a professor of finance at the University of Queensland’s Business School, said many prospective buyers could face challenging situations, including the possibility of unemployment.“We haven’t seen the economy turn like this, it’s completely unprecedented,” Prof Bond said.“We know real estate will take a hit over the next two months, a lot depends on getting the economy working again.” He suggested prospective buyers seeking a bargain should look at suburbs within a 10km radius of Brisbane City.“It’s a time to buy in areas where people have previously been priced out,” Prof Bond said.He said first-time buyers, in particular, who could find a good deal in a good area would be buying well. However, he said people buying now needed to be mindful not to overextend on a purchase, or they could find themselves in trouble. Granny flats keeping families together in isolation MORE REAL ESTATE NEWS:last_img read more

first_imgHealth safety protocols at the Parola wharf here would be drawn up and only then would the trips resume, according to Trenas. ILOILO City – Because passengers were not observing social distancing, boat trips from this city to the island province of Guimaras and vice versa were suspended. According to the city mayor, he may ask for the reopening of the Ortiz wharf to decongest the Parola wharf. BOATS GROUNDED. The trips of these motorboats from Iloilo City to Guimaras Island have been temporarily suspended because passengers are not observing social distancing. This is the Iloilo Ferry Terminal at the Parola wharf after the suspension was announced yesterday, May 19, 2020. Many people wanting to cross the Iloilo Strait to Guimaras left. Others, however, opted to stay and wait for the resumption of boat trips. IAN PAUL CORDERO/PN This city’s Mayor Jerry Treñas and Guimaras’ Gov. Samuel Gumarin agreed on the suspension during a meeting yesterday. Another measure he was mulling was requiring people from Guimaras to fill out health declaration cards after disembarking from motorboats at the Parola and Ortiz wharves. Treñas was expected to release the protocols last night or today for the Parola wharf. Gumarin said he would do the same for the wharves in Guimaras.center_img The suspension of boat trips from Parola wharf yesterday forced people wanting to cross the Iloilo Strait to Guimaras to take roll on, roll off (ro-ro) vessels operating the route. Some people were also not wearing facemasks, another anti-COVID measure. On Monday, Guimaras-bound people were seen jostling one another to get into boats, totally disregarding Treñas’ order to observe social distancing – a precautionary measure to slow down if not totally stop the spread of  coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The city, he added, may also only allow entry of persons from Guimaras if they are essential personnel such as healthcare workers and government officials, among others. “Ang ro-ro sigehon ta. Ang pumpboats waay lang anay except in case of emergency,” said Treñas./PNlast_img read more

first_imgGeneva “Jo” Lester 88, of Aurora, Indiana, passed away Tuesday December 25, 2018 in Lawrenceburg, Indiana.She was born February 22, 1930 in Corbin, KY, of the late Vernon Ingle and Rachel (Combs) Ingle.Jo attended the First Baptist Church of Aurora.She enjoyed flower gardening, vegetable gardening, and canning in her youth. Jo also enjoyed quilting and embroidery. She often took in, and cared for stray animals.Jo is survived by son, Frederick A. Lester of Aurora, IN; daughter-in-law, Sherry L. Zinser of Aurora, IN; grandchildren, Mathew and Anthony Zinser; and great-grandchildren, Isaiah, Logan, Jonah and Layla Zinser.She was preceded in death by her parents, and her husband, Chester R. Lester and her sisters..Friends will be received Friday, December 28, 2018, 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm at the Rullman Hunger Funeral Home, 219 Mechanic Street, Aurora, Indiana.Services will be held at 2:00 pm with Pastor David Charles officiating.Interment will follow in the River View Cemetery, Aurora, Indiana.Contributions may be made to the SIEOC. If unable to attend services, please call the funeral home office at (812) 926-1450 and we will notify the family of your donation with a card.Visit: www.rullmans.comlast_img read more

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first_imgEvery community has them, every community needs them… leaders. The town of Osgood lost a true leader on Sunday October 6, 2019.  The entire community now mourns the loss. M. Shawn Negangard; age 65, passed away at UC Hospital in Cincinnati.  Shawn was a lifelong citizen of the town of Osgood; born, raised, and contributing to as many aspects of the community as he could.Shawn was born in Milan, Indiana on February 15, 1954, the son of the Charles Franklin and Phyllis (Busteed) Negangard.  He grew up in Osgood along with his sisters.  He was a graduate of Jac-Cen-Del High School, Class of 1972.  He attended college at Ohio State University, graduating in 1976 with his license in Nursing Home Administration.  He would begin his career at Manderley Health Care and would work every aspect of the nursing home industry over the next 40 plus years.During high school he would find his future wife, Gay Denise Kemker, and they would marry on October 26, 1974 at St Paul Lutheran Church at Stumpke Corner.  Their union of marriage was blessed with 3 children.  They worked hard to instill their values and beliefs into the lives of their children.Shawn was dedicated to his family, always supporting them in any event or venture they took part in.  However, his family wasn’t limited to just the 5 under his roof. He loved and supported all the residents of his Manderley family.  He was determined to provide the residents and their families the best possible care. However, a major part of his life was controlled by “The Tone.”“The Tone” took priority for many years. Shawn was a 40 plus year member of the Osgood Volunteer Fire Department, holding the roles of Chief, Assistant Chief, Captain, Fire Prevention Officer, as well as a member of the Board of Directors. Shawn was a founding member of Task Unit 1 and spent over 25 years in helping others there.Shawn was a member of the Jac-Cen-Del School Board during the time of construction of the new grade school in 1990.  He served as a member of the Osgood Jaycees, Board of Directors of Rescue 69, Osgood Town Board Member, President of the Board for Buckeye Village, along with numerous committees over the years.Shawn believed being called dad was his highest honor; that is until the he met his first granddaughter.  His grandchildren would become his greatest treasure, enjoying being there to support them in every activity they participated in from cheer to volleyball to high school dances and beyond.Shawn will be deeply missed by wife Gay, sons; Shawn (Molly) and Kyle (Ashley Brown) of Osgood, daughter Taneha of Osgood, mother Phyllis of Osgood, granddaughters Avery, Brynn, Zoe, and Alexis, sisters; Judith (Edward) Boutwell of Carmel and Jane (Bill) Obermeyer of Greensburg, along with employees, residents, community members, and friends.  He was preceded in death by his father Charles Franklin Negangard.Public visitation will be held on Thursday, October 10,2019 from 2-8 pm at Neal’s Funeral Home in Osgood.  Funeral service will be held behind Manderley Health Care on Friday, October 11, 2019 at 4 pm. The family would like to invite the public to a celebration of life reception immediately following the services, on Friday evening at the St Florian in Osgood with dinner and cocktails being served.  Memorials can be given to the Osgood Volunteer Fire Department new Truck purchase in care of the funeral home.last_img read more

first_imgRelatedPostsNo Content Available Dr. Oluwaseun Nariwoh, a sports administrator at the Lagos State Sports Commission, has been selected to attend the US Government’s flagship professional development exchange to empower women through sports.Nariwoh is one of the 16 participants from around the world who have been chosen for the US Department of State’s Global Sports Mentoring Programme based on their exemplary leadership skills, experience and impact in the sports sector.  The Global Sports Mentoring Programme is the product of a partnership between the Department of State, espnW and the University of Tennessee’s Center for Sport, Peace & Society.From October 10 to November 19, leading American female executives in business, education, media, non-profit and sports sectors will work side-by-side with emerging sports leaders from around the globe, sharing valuable business and leadership skills.The American mentors will assist the participants in the creation of strategic action plans that will be used to create specific sports opportunities for underserved women and girls when they return home.Dr. Nariwoh’s participation in the programme will include travel to Washington D.C., Los Angeles, and Indianapolis.She will be mentored by the Director of Inclusion at the National Collegiate Athletic Association, Jean Merrill, and her deputy, Shay Wallach, in Indianapolis, Indiana.All of the participants will engage with US Government officials and high-level figures in both the sports business as well as grassroots associations.They will also take professional leadership courses and learn about American culture, the American sports structure and the history of disability sports and women’s sports in the United States.United States Consulate Public Affairs Officer Russell Brooks congratulated Dr. Nariwoh on her acceptance into the prestigious program.He noted that the Global Sports Mentoring Programme advances the goal of empowering emerging female leaders to serve their local communities by increasing the access of women and girls to the opportunities available to them in the world of sports.Brooks said: “The U.S. Department of State believes that sport is a vehicle to advance the status, liberty, and well-being of women, girls, and marginalized people throughout the world. The Global Sports Mentoring Program is based on the growing body of evidence that women and girls who play sports are increasingly likely to excel on both the playing field and in life.“We are confident that Dr. Nariwoh will further hone her skill-set and make a significant contribution towards gender equality in the sports community upon her return to Nigeria.”Since 2012, alumni from 75 countries have participated in the programme, forming an international network of sports administrators, athletes, coaches, educators, and advocates promoting equality and inclusion through sports.Previous Nigerian participants of the programme include Tega Onojaife, sports producer/presenter at Smooth 98.1 FM (2018); Chisom Mbonu-Ezeoke of SuperSport TV (2017); AdaMark Ogbole, CEO AdaMark Foundation for Girls (2013); and Nneka Ikem of Radio Nigeria (2012). Tags: Global Sports Mentoring ProgrammeOluwaseun Nariwohlast_img read more

first_imgThe Palm Beach Gardens Benjamin school is allowing students and teachers to return to the campus after they were kept home for the past 3 days while awaiting test results from the CDC.The students and teachers returned to South Florida early from a conference at Yale because a student visiting from China got sick with the flu. The fear was that the students had been exposed to the deadly coronavirus.School administrators released the following statement Thursday morning:“Based on the most up to date information, including an overnight article in the New England Journal of Medicine, CDC guidelines, and consultations with local and state health officials as well as the lack of signs of illness amongst our returning students over the last 5 days since the potential exposure, we feel confident in allowing all to safely return to normal daily activities”last_img read more

first_imgLEGENDARY former West Indies captain Clive Lloyd says current young batsmen Nicholas Pooran and Shimron Hetmyer are as good as any of the young batsmen he has seen at the current 2019 ICC World Cup.Lloyd had a long discussion with the two batsmen at the end of a dinner held in the team’s honour by sponsor Sandals International at the Principal Hotel in Manchester on Tuesday night.The Guyanese-born Lloyd was one of several former players who showed up at the event to spend some time with the current West Indies team, who have already been knocked out of World Cup play­off contention.During the one-on-one session, which lasted more than half an hour, Lloyd, told the duo they needed to understand that they can’t hit away every ball and they must be more circumspect in their batting. He reminded them that getting cameos is not good enough and they must set themselves up for a long stay while at the crease in order to make big scores to assist the West Indies.Speaking with Guardian Media after his discussions with the two young players, Lloyd, who led the Windies to the first two World Cup titles in 1975 and ’79, said: “I spoke to them about certain aspects of the game and they asked me a few questions and I was basically telling them that they are two of the best batsmen that the West Indies have and they are the future. And by now they need to put some scores together and have some hundreds under their belts.“I also stressed to them how they can get out of difficult situations and I mentioned to them that there is no bowler who got them out, they got themselves out in this tournament so far.”Lloyd said while the team may not have achieved the success it wanted in the current tournament, facing some of the best players in the world will help Pooran and Hetmyer going forward.“It is a plus for them that they have faced some of the best bowlers in the world and they have handled them well,” Lloyd said.“I also mentioned to them that they looked really top class against England in that game at Southampton and it was unfortunate when a run-out broke their partnership.“It is about time that they showcase their talent and the best way to do that is by buckling down and stringing together some good scores. They have normally done the good work and then given it away. They just need to apply themselves a little bit more and finish the job.”He also assessed the ability of both players.“Hetmyer has tremendous ability; he picks up the ball quickly and gets into line to play his shots. Sometimes he wants to score too fast and loses his concentration.“I think the same of Pooran and I have told both of them that they are two of the best batsmen I have seen at this tournament.” (Extracted from Trinidad & Tobago Guardian)last_img read more

first_imgINDIANAPOLIS – One of most historic seasons in Wisconsin men’s basketball history ended in not-so-great fashion for the Badgers, as they fell to Duke 68-63 in Monday night’s national championship game.The entire game was an absolute battle, as teams traded buckets and blows for 40 minutes.In the first half, neither team could pull away as a six-point scoring margin for Duke was the largest of the period. Duke freshmen forwards Jahlil Okafor and Justise Winslow both were limited in the first 20 minutes due to foul trouble, but the Blue Devils were able to ride 50 percent shooting in the first half and keep it close.Predictably, in such an even matchup, the two teams went into the second half tied at 31.In the second half, the Badgers hopped out to an early five-point lead and were riding that momentum to start the half. Sophomore guard Bronson Koenig came out hot, scoring five points and assisting on a Kaminsky bucket in the first three minutes of the period.However, despite the foul trouble and struggle to hit shots early on, Duke would not go down without a fight.Turning PointWith 13:25 left in the second half, a Kaminsky layup put the Badgers up 48-39 with 13:25 remaining in the second half and Wisconsin was rolling with both Winslow and Okafor in foul trouble.However, following a Duke timeout, freshman Grayson Allen decided it was his time to shine and he single-handedly took over the game, scoring the next eight points for Duke and putting the Blue Devils right back into the game. Duke rallied around the freshman, as his play gave his team back the momentum and confidence they needed to close out the game.When you knew it was overThis game was a battle from wire-to-wire, and with taking into account the unpredictability of the NCAA tournament, you really did not know it was over until the final buzzer sounded. It was only then where Duke could officially celebrate their fifth national title under head coach Mike Krzyzewski.Wisconsin Player of the GameFrank Kaminsky – 21 points (7-16 FG, 2-4 3Pt) and 12 rebounds in 39 minutesOne of the greatest players to ever put on a Wisconsin uniform played in his final game Monday and he still put together an outstanding performance on the biggest stage. He never shied away from and outplayed Okafor on both ends of the floor and was as good as he has been all season. Unfortunately, for Kaminsky and the Badgers, it just was not enough in the end. Duke Player of the GameTyus Jones – 23 points (7-13 FG, 2-3 3Pt) and five rebounds in 37 minutes.Tyus Jones torched the Badgers for 22 points in their first matchup in December, and the Duke freshman did it once again on Monday night. Jones hit big shot after big shot, including the dagger three-point shot that put the Blue Devils up eight points with just 1:24 remaining. On a night where neither Okafor nor Winslow were able to produce, Jones stepped up when Duke needed him to most.The End of an EraBoth Kaminsky and fifth-year senior guard Josh Gasser played their final games as Badgers, and it is likely that both will be remembered as two of the best to ever play in a Wisconsin uniform.Gasser is just the second player in UW basketball history to record 1,000 points, 500 rebounds and 250 assists in a career. He was also one of the best on-ball defenders in the country and the heart and soul of Wisconsin’s team.Kaminsky finished in ninth place on Wisconsin’s career scoring chart, as his 21-point performance on Monday night gave him 1,458 for his career, and he set Wisconsin’s single-season scoring record with 732 points, topping Alando Tucker’s 2007-08 season. The senior was also a consensus first-team all-American and a winner of the AP National Player of the Year, the Naismith Trophy and Oscar Robertson trophy, all of which recognized him as the best college basketball player in the nation.Foul PlayFor as long as they have been under head coach Bo Ryan, Wisconsin has never been a team that fouls a lot.This, however, was not the case Monday night.In the second half alone, Wisconsin committed 13 teams fouls after having just two in the first. Those foul calls ended up being the defining aspect of the game, as Duke shot and made 10 more free throws than the Badgers and committed just six fouls in the second half.Best Team Ever?The loss was not the most ideal way for Wisconsin to close out this season, but that loss was just the Badgers’ fourth all year and prior to tonight’s game, UW had won 21 of their last 22 games.When into perspective, the argument can be made that this is the best team Wisconsin has ever put on the court despite not ending the season with a championship.Their 36 wins are a school-record, and they fell just one win shy of the Big Ten Conference record of 37 set by Illinois in 2004-05. On top of it all, their final victory this season came against a then-undefeated Kentucky team.No matter which way you put it, this season was a historic one for the Wisconsin Badgers.QuotableJosh Gasser on what the season means for him at this point:“You know, the relationships we build with each other, you know, that’s the stuff that I’m proud about. We had a heck of a season. The stuff we accomplished. Sometimes, you know, life’s not fair.”Bo Ryan on the officiating:“Both teams are always going to feel that there’s a question or two. So it’s just the way the game’s player. But I’ve been with these guys a long time, and I’ve watched a lot of basketball. Sometimes games are played differently, and you have to go with the flow.”Sam Dekker on the loss:“Congrats to Duke. I’m proud of our guys. I’m blessed to be on this team. I’m disappointed in myself for my performance tonight. I gave it my all, and I couldn’t be prouder to be on this team. I’ve never felt closer to a group of guys, and this one hurts.” Bo Ryan on Frank Kaminsky:“He’s going to get even better. But what he did in his years at Wisconsin will be remembered for a long time.”last_img read more

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Jim Boeheim’s wife, Juli, has told the 43-year head coach that their son Buddy should play more. That’s what Syracuse’s head coach said on Wednesday night, adding that Juli reminds him every day. Buddy put his head down and laughed when he was told.“Oh no,” Buddy said before the question even finished. “I think that’s more the mom in her, not really the coach, but it’s always nice when you go out there and play well when you’re starting especially.”Buddy started for Syracuse (20-12, 10-8 Atlantic Coast) on Wednesday in a 73-59 win over Pittsburgh (14-19, 3-15) in the ACC tournament. Tyus Battle missed the game with a bruised back, so for the first time since SU’s opening two games of the season, Buddy got the nod from the opening tip. He finished with a career-high 20 points, career-high six rebounds, career-high four assists and a personal 8-0 run that gave the Orange a second-half jolt.“He’s been well prepared to be able to step up in this kind of game,” Boeheim said.Early in the first half, the Panthers inbounded underneath their offensive basket but lobbed a pass out toward the 3-point arc. Buddy leapt for the interception, dribbled behind his back and converted a layup. He’s said all season he’s wanted to be more than a shooter, and it showed. Buddy’s second bucket of the first half came from deep on the right wing when he banked in a 3.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textBut the Orange went into halftime down six points. Buddy’s teammates encouraged him to take more shots, he said. So out of the locker room, again on the floor to start the half, he did.“Guys were telling me I needed to look more for my shot in the second half,” Buddy said. “And that’s what I did and they were finding me.”It started in the lane again, off a drive to his left that finished with a short righty floater. Then Buddy stepped into a 3 at the top of the key. Finally, the Buddy-only run culminated with a 3 from about five feet beyond the top of the arc. Syracuse led and wouldn’t trail again. Pittsburgh used a timeout. And Buddy walked calmly toward midcourt before pointing at his jersey and being surrounded by teammates who sprinted over to pound chests with him. “In practice, we make him scream, we make him react to shots and stuff,” Frank Howard said. “We make him show a little bit of emotion. He’s a competitor, regardless, he’s just not very vocal about it, and he’s young. That got me hype today. That kind of all turned us up.”Buddy assisted on 3s from Elijah Hughes and Howard soon after. The Orange broke the game open, and free throws down the stretch helped the freshman surpass his previous career-high of 16.After the game, Buddy sat at his locker speaking to reporters with an ice pack on his right hand. He’d hurt part of his thumb at some point in the first half, but he credited adrenaline for not allowing him to remember when. He wasn’t worried about it, though.“I shot better in the second half, so I don’t think it’s a big problem,” Buddy said. Buddy hadn’t started a game since the first two Syracuse played, back on Nov. 6 and 10. After a solid exhibition slate, he combined to shoot 2-of-18 in his first starts. When the Orange returned to fuller health, Buddy was relegated to a bench role that he thrived in when the calendar changed to 2019.But Wednesday, in the first postseason game of his career in the uniform he grew up dreaming to wear, Buddy was back in the starting lineup. He led his father’s team in scoring in a win that seemed far from certain with Battle out of the lineup.“When you can shoot the ball like that, that’s a big-time weapon, and it opens up so many other things in your game,” Pitt head coach Jeff Capel said.And when the final buzzer sounded, with the teams lining up for handshakes, Buddy found himself side-by-side with Battle. The Syracuse junior, who’s scored 20-plus points in 34 different games with the Orange, brought up that it was Buddy’s first time doing so. Then, the usual starter and the freshman that took his place Wednesday laughed.“I was like yeah, I almost missed it ‘cause I missed those free throws and I was a little worried,” Buddy said. “But I got it. Most important, we won that game, so that’s the biggest thing.” Published on March 14, 2019 at 1:17 am Contact Billy: | @Wheyen3 Commentslast_img read more