Former Brisbane Lions player selling golf course home

first_img10 Oakview Circuit, Brookwater.“We were actually one of the first blocks sold at Brookwater,’’ Mr Scott said.“We had pretty much first go at what we thought was the best block in the estate, we chose right on the 18th tee, with a north east aspect and a really big block too.“We wanted to build something a little bit out of the ordinary, so we had an architectural design, something that wasn’t a cookie cutter style of estate house.’’Mr Scott said the golf course had been a real draw card for them.“We were members of the course, we played a lot,’’ he said.While he always held onto the remote possibility that he would one day return to Brisbane, he didn’t think that was going to happen to had decided to sell.The house has polished timber floors and a timber deck which overlooks the 18th tee.It has a separate media room while the main bedroom has a large ensuite with a walk in robe and separate private study. 10 Oakview Circuit, Brookwater.The property has a swimming pool and sauna room. 10 Oakview Circuit, Brookwater.The home at 10 Oakview Circuit, Brookwater has three bedrooms and three bathrooms.It is listed through Phil Waight of Ray White Paddington.While Mr Scott is well known for his footballing prowess, it was another sporting pursuit that appealed to him when buying the home.It backs onto the renowned Brookwater Golf Course.More from newsDigital inspection tool proves a property boon for REA website3 Apr 2020The Camira homestead where kids roamed free28 May 2019center_img 10 Oakview Circuit, Brookwater.THE time has come for former Brisbane Lions premiership player Chris Scott to finally cut ties with Brisbane.Scott who is the senior coach of the Geelong AFL club has listed his Brookwater home for auction on May 27.last_img read more

Pension Corporation backs innovative £850m buyout

first_imgAn enhanced transfer value exercise – designed to make it more attractive for members to take their full benefits out of the scheme and into another arrangement – was also carried out, with members given access to free financial advice.The two measures helped reduce the final cost of the buyout transaction, according to Aon, which advised PA Consulting on all aspects of the deal.Ben Roe, head of the member options team at Aon, said the deal was “a first in the market and has proved to be a genuine win-win for all parties”.“Members have had the opportunity to take advice on an option that may not be available at this level again in the future,” Roe said. “It was a key element in the process of a successful full buyout.”John Baines, head of bulk annuities at Aon, said: “Securing this transaction at a much lower cost than anticipated at the start of this journey is an outstanding result. The innovative structure to integrate member options within an insurance transaction allowed attractive terms to be locked in much more quickly than normal.“The ability to achieve this in a Solvency II environment is particularly pleasing, and following a relatively quiet year for large full scheme transactions in 2017, looks set to lead the way for many similar deals in a bumper 2018.”Kully Janjuah, director and company secretary of PA Consulting, said the firm had put in “significant time and effort” to secure the pension scheme, aided by private equity firm The Carlyle Group, which owns 51% of the company’s shares.De-risking spike predicted as schemes approach full fundingMeanwhile, Mitul Magudia, head of business development at PIC, said his company had “a strong pipeline of business ahead”.“As things stand, we see it being a record year for the bulk annuity market with more than £20bn worth of buy-ins and buyouts expected in total,” he added.UK schemes have been urged to consider de-risking as they have approached full funding in aggregate, according to new data from JLT Employee Benefits.The pensions consultancy estimated that UK private sector DB schemes were 98% funded at the end of June, with combined assets of £1.57trn and liabilities of £1.61trn.Murray Wright, deputy chief actuary at JLT Employee Benefits, said higher corporate bond yields and “solid” equity markets had boosted funds, but warned: “A bull market that is almost 10 years old can’t be relied upon to keep delivering results.”He estimated that schemes reaching full funding now needed to earn an annual return of less than 3% in order to pay benefits as they fell due.“Pension schemes that are ahead of schedule on their funding plans should actively seek to minimise their reliance on the sponsor through an integrated funding and investment strategy linked to expected scheme cash flows and at the same time de-risk their liabilities,” Wright added. Pension Insurance Corporation (PIC) has backed an £850m (€960.4m) buyout of the pension scheme of UK consultancy group PA Consulting.The specialist insurance group agreed to take on responsibility for the pensions of roughly 2,400 members of the PA Pension Scheme.The full buyout meant PIC insured £3.2bn worth of liabilities from UK defined benefit (DB) pension funds in the first half of this year, an increase of 68% on the first half of 2017.Alongside the buyout, the company also undertook a pension increase exercise, which involves offering members an initial uplift in their annual pension payments at the expense of future inflation-linked increases.last_img read more

South Korean Regulator Approves MacGregor’s Acquisition of TTS Businesses

first_imgMacGregor, part of Cargotec, has received a clearance decision from the South Korean Fair Trade Commission on the company’s acquisition of the marine and offshore businesses of TTS Group ASA.The acquisition was announced in February 2018 when MacGregor decided to buy all TTS’ assets except for TTS Group ASA and its shipyard solution business Syncrolift for EUR 87 million.In November, MacGregor also received approval from the German Federal Cartel Office.The company is still waiting for the approval from the competition authority in China.Once the approval is received, the company expects to complete the acquisition in Q1 2019.last_img

Decatur County dispatcher, hospital employee arrested and fired for mishandling sensitive information

first_imgYoung Soo SungGreensburg, In. — Indiana State Police have arrested a Greensburg man for allegedly releasing confidential information while he was employed by Decatur County 911 and a registrar for the Decatur County Memorial Hospital.A report from Indiana State Police says Young Soo Sung, 33, obtained photographs and other information generated by the Greensburg Police Department and the Decatur County Sheriff’s Department and shared the information with acquaintances.During the investigation police determined Sung allegedly mishandled confidential information while working at the Decatur County Memorial Hospital.He has been removed from both positions.The arrest for felony official misconduct was made after the information was presented to Decatur County prosecutor Nathan Harter.last_img read more

Hogan Signs Five for 2007-08

first_imgHogan Signs Five for 2007-08 Share June 11, 2007PENSACOLA, Fla. – West Florida Men’s Basketball Head Coach Don Hogan recently announced five newcomers for the upcoming 2007-08 season. All five student-athletes signed national letters of intent.Chris Ammons is a 6-6 guard from Jacksonville, Fla. At Mandarin High School, Ammons averaged 10 points, five rebounds, two assists and two blocks per game. Ammons helped lead the Mustangs to a 2006-07 district championship and an appearance in the regional semifinal.The other four student-athletes are junior college transfers. Charles Bouie is a 6-7 forward/center from Indian River Community College in Ft. Pierce, Fla. Bouie was an All-Southern Conference selection after averaging 12 points and 11 rebounds per game. At Pahokee High School (Fla.), Bouie averaged 15 points, 12 rebounds and four blocks per game. He was also voted a Top 50 player in Florida as a forward and center.Ryan Henry will play for the Argonauts after transferring from Roane State Community College in Harriman, Tenn. The 6-1 guard averaged 14.3 points and four assists in his two seasons with the Raiders. In his senior year at Coconut Creek High School (Fla.), Henry earned all-state honorable mention honors after averaging 26.3 points, five rebounds and four assists per game.Josh Jackson will play his final two seasons at West Florida after transferring from Palm Beach Community College. Jackson was an All-Southern Conference honoree after averaging 13.6 points and 4.1 assists per game for the Panthers last season. The 6-0 guard was an all-state and all-region selection at West High School in Madison, Wisc. after averaging 25.3 points and 4.4 assists per game.Ken Mitchell is the second student-athlete from Alabama Southern Community College to play for Hogan. Kelly Powe played at West Florida from 2000-01. In his two years with the Eagles, Mitchell averaged 15 points, 11.2 rebounds and 3.5 blocks per game. Mitchell prepped at Shaw High School (Fla.) and averaged 19.8 points and 12.7 rebounds per gamePrint Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Force All-star cheerleading squad to compete March 1 at Disney World

first_img Bio Latest Posts Part 2: When the injury is inside your head, some “don’t get it” – July 26, 2016 EHS names new boys’ soccer coach – July 13, 2016 Part 1: Invisible, incapacitating concussions are sidelining high school athletes – July 19, 2016center_img Latest posts by Taylor Vortherms (see all) ELLSWORTH — The Force All-star cheerleading squad has raised $51,000 to compete for the first time at the Contest of Champions in Orlando, Florida on March 1.The event is an open competition that will be held at the HP Field House facility located at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex.“The girls have not only worked hard on this routine, but they have fundraised their hearts out,” said the squad’s coach of 15 years, Kelli Mitchell. “We are so very proud of each and every one of them.”Girls as young as 10 and as old as 18 comprise the Force All-stars. From grades 5 to 12, members of the squad come from Surry Elementary, Hancock Elementary, Ellsworth Middle, Ellsworth High, Mount Desert Island High and Sumner High schools.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder text“It has been the best thing for the younger kids, and it’s taught the older girls about compassion,” Mitchell said.Paige Sawyer, a 10-year-old member of the squad, said she enjoys performing with the veteran cheerleaders.“I get to know older people,” Sawyer said shyly. “It’s fun to talk to them.”“And it’s fun to stunt off big people,” Sumner senior and member of the squad Hannah Fleming added in jest. “We throw you high.”Sawyer smiled, then added “flying” to her list of what she likes most about being a part of the diverse team.In April, the squad attended the Jamfest National competition in Boston and finished second in the Level 3 senior division.“We had such a great time and learned so much about the All-star cheerleading industry that the parents, cheerleaders and coaches decided to make a commitment to attend the Contest of Champions,” Mitchell said.A month later, Mitchell and three fellow coaches — Kyle Barker, Kim Barker and Jane Stackpole — held tryouts and began routine choreography.The team started fundraising through yard sales, bottle drives, sponsored dinners, raffle tickets and other methods for what Mitchell described as “the experience of a lifetime.”“It’s so surreal,” said EHS senior and squad member Karla Butler. “It didn’t even hit me until yesterday that we’re going to really be in Florida — it’s just insane.”The squad will leave Feb. 27 and return March 3. The time outside of competition will be spent exploring Disney World. Taylor VorthermsSports Editor at The Ellsworth AmericanTaylor Vortherms covers sports in Hancock County. The St. Louis, Missouri native recently graduated from the Missouri School of Journalism and joined The Ellsworth American in 2013.last_img read more

DEFY Ice-Fishing Derby held across Hancock County

first_imgOTIS — The following are winning results from the inaugural Down East Family YMCA Ice-Fishing Derby held Feb. 10-11.Contestants were allowed to fish at any lake or pond legally open to fishing throughout Hancock County. Weigh-ins were held both days at Dunn’s Aviation Hangar on Beech Hill Pond in Otis.The top-two finishers in each division were declared winners, and event organizers handed out over $10,000 worth of prizes. Winning fish were decided by weight in pounds.SalmonChris Kane, 24.21 inches, 4.80 pounds (Branch Lake)Keith Morges, 22.09 inches, 3.50 pounds (Branch Lake)This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textTogueJoe Garcia, 27.60 inches, 7.55 pounds (Green Lake)Sam Bunch, 25.08 inches, 6.70 pounds (Green Lake)PickerelJohn Perry, 25.08 inches, 3.75 pounds (Green Lake)Ben Naumann, 24.02 inches, 3.65 pounds (Green Lake)Brook troutChris Wilson, 18.90 inches, 2.70 pounds (Lower Hadlock Pond)Tim Grant, 16.73 inches, 1.85 pounds (Lower Hadlock Pond)BassMitchell Domagala, 19.84 inches, 3.80 pounds (Upper Patten Pond)Heather Gordon, 18.31 inches, 3.45 pounds (Beech Hill Pond)last_img read more

Manchester City’s ban from European football overturned

first_imgBy Simon EvansMANCHESTER, England (Reuters) – Manchester City’s two-year suspension from European football was overturned by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) on Monday, allowing the club to compete in next season’s elite Champions League competition.CAS ruled that City did not breach Financial Fair Play (FFP) rules by disguising equity funding as sponsorship. Sport’s highest court also reduced a fine for failing to cooperate with UEFA to 10 million euros from 30 million euros.“Most of the alleged breaches reported by the (UEFA) Adjudicatory Chamber of the CFCB (Club Financial Control Body)were either not established or time-barred,” CAS said in a statement. European soccer’s governing body UEFA ruled in February that City had committed serious FFP breaches and failed to cooperate with its investigation.Missing out on the Champions League would have cost City, who have denied any wrongdoing, as much as 100 million pounds in prize money and broadcast revenue, as well as matchday and other revenues. The FFP regulations are designed to stop clubs running up big losses through spending on players. They also ensure sponsorship deals are based on their real market value and are genuine commercial agreements — and not ways for owners to pump cash into a club to get around the rules.CAS said its full legal ruling, with details of the case and the decision, would be published in the coming days.“Whilst Manchester City and its legal advisors are yet to review the full ruling by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), the Club welcomes the implications of today’s ruling as a validation of the Club’s position and the body of evidence that it was able to present,” City said in a statement here “The Club wishes to thank the panel members for their diligence and the due process that they administered,” the Premier League club added.UEFA had said City had committed “serious breaches” of the FFP rule in information submitted to them between 2012 and 2016.However, Article 37 of UEFA’s own procedural rules covering the CFCB states that “Prosecution is barred after five years for all breaches of the UEFA Club Licensing and FFP Rules”. UEFA said it remained committed to FFP.“UEFA notes that the CAS panel found that there was insufficient conclusive evidence to uphold all of the CFCB’s conclusions in this specific case and that many of the alleged breaches were time-barred due to the 5 year time period foreseen in the UEFA regulations. “Over the last few years, Financial Fair Play has played a significant role in protecting clubs and helping them become financially sustainable and UEFA and ECA (European Club Association) remain committed to its principles.”The decision led Javier Tebas, president of the Spanish league and long-standing critic of City, to question the role of CAS in such decisions.“We have to reassess whether the CAS is the appropriate body to which to appeal institutional decisions in football. Switzerland is a country with a great history of arbitration, the CAS is not up to standard,” he told reporters.last_img read more

Dodgers now more of a team

first_imgIn less than one week, the champion of Super Bowl XLIX will be crowned the best team in the NFL. Will it be the defending champion Seattle Seahawks, or the controversial New England Patriots? Will Pete Carroll win his second consecutive Super Bowl, or will Brady add a fourth ring to his collection?I don’t know, and you’ve come to the wrong place if you’re looking for speculation on the Big Game.Don’t get me wrong. I love football just as much as the next person, but for the past week all I have seen on TV or read about in the newspaper is either in regards to Deflategate or Super Bowl XLIX. Hopefully I can provide you with a break from the monotony.In one month, pitchers and catchers will report to training camp in Phoenix for their first spring workout of 2015. That means we’re one step closer to opening day and the return of America’s favorite pastime.Come April, Dodger Stadium will be home to a very different Dodger team.The 2014 Dodgers won a second straight National League West Championship. To most, the Dodgers’ 2014 season would be considered a success, but to the Dodgers, the season ended in another disappointment. That’s because for the second consecutive year, the St. Louis Cardinals knocked the Dodgers out of the playoffs in the National League Division Series. To add insult to injury, the rival Giants pulled off a Cinderella story to win the World Series.Between the 2013 and 2014 seasons, the Dodgers made minimal changes and consequently saw minimal results in 2014. This year, the Dodgers immediately began making changes as soon as their season ended.The first major change was the demotion of Ned Colletti from general manager to senior advisor to the president. The Dodgers hired the A’s assistant general manager Farhan Zaidi as director of baseball operations.Zaidi’s areas of expertise are providing statistical analysis for evaluating and targeting players in the amateur draft, free agent and trade markets. Zaidi will oversee the Dodgers’ scouting and player development.After Zaidi’s arrival, the Dodgers didn’t wait long to start clearing out the old and making room for the new.Most notably, the Dodgers traded All-Star outfielder Matt Kemp, catcher Tim Federowicz and $32 million to the San Diego Padres in exchange for catcher Yasmani Grandal and pitchers Joe Wieland and Zach Eflin.Kemp was an asset to the Dodgers who had the ability to elevate the team and make them better as a whole, but was consistently plagued with injuries. Kemp’s departure also solves the problem the Dodgers had in 2014 with four outfielders rotating between three positions. The Dodgers also sent All-Star infielder Dee Gordon, who led the National League in stolen bases, to the Miami Marlins.Though the Dodgers parted ways with two All-Star players, they added veterans to the roster. In the same trade that sent Kemp to the Padres, the Dodgers acquired shortstop Jimmy Rollins from the Philadelphia Phillies. The Boys in Blue also signed former Angels second baseman Howie Kendrick in the deal that sent Gordon to Florida.In nearly every trade the Dodgers have made this season, they have placed a premium on depth in the pitching rotation and defense. The Dodgers let go of slugger Kemp and lead-off hitter Gordon for sturdy defense in Rollins and Kendrick. The biggest statement the Dodgers made in favor of a stronger defense was parting with clean-up hitter Hanley Ramirez, who cost Clayton Kershaw a perfect game with a defensive error in June.According to Dodgers manager Don Mattingly, the loss of offensive power is balanced by the team’s stronger defense, because “you don’t need to score as many runs when you limit and give up less runs.”Despite leading off the rotation with National League Cy Young and MVP Award winner Clayton Kershaw, and number two pitcher Zack Greinke, who would be an ace on almost any other team, the Dodgers struggled with depth in the rotation.The 2014 Dodgers were a team of egos and tension that banded together to win 94 games but were humbled for the second-straight year in the post-season.This year, the Dodgers have made changes in hopes of executing a more successful playoff run ending in a World Series victory. The Dodgers are a talented team more than capable of winning it all, but probably not with as much regular season dominance.To quote Mattingly again, “I think the pieces fit together more as a baseball team than a collection of talent.”last_img read more

Federer Withdraws from Roland Garros

first_imgFormer World number one tennis player, Roger Federer, has withdrawn from this year’s French Open after failing to recover from a back injury.The 34-year-old did not play in the Madrid Open earlier this month after hurting his back during practice for the tournament.Federer returned for the Italian Open but was beaten in the third round by Dominic Thiem.“I have been making steady progress, but I am still not 100%,” said the world number three. “I feel I might be taking an unnecessary risk by playing in this event before I am really ready.“This decision was not easy to make, but I took it to ensure I could play the remainder of the season and help to extend the rest of my career.”It means Federer will miss a Grand Slam for the first time this century.The Swiss has struggled with injury this year, having undergone knee surgery after January’s Australian Open.He returned for the Monte Carlo Masters in April and reached the quarter-finals, where he was beaten by Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.Federer, winner of the 2009 French Open, has played in just four events in 2016.Federer’s withdrawal means that Rafael Nadal will become the fourth seed – and therefore could no longer face Novak Djokovic or Andy Murray as early as the quarter-finals.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more