Family home close to trains and shopping centres an ideal purchase

first_imgThe 3D Diakrit floor plan of 21 Honeybrook St, Runcorn.There is also a back patio underneath which looks out across the large backyard.It is close to a park and within walking distance of Fruitgrove train station and supermarkets. It has a solar system with two German manufactured invertors, a fully integrated alarm system and security screens, as well as ducted airconditioning. The kitchen area at 21 Honeybrook St, Runcorn.The five-bedroom home has a large 29m of street frontage.The kitchen has an L-shaped island bench and there is plenty of storage space.On the ground floor is a study which could be restyled as a guest room. Four bedrooms are upstairs with a deck leading off the main bedroom with views of the surrounding neighbourhood. 21 Honeybrook St, Runcorn.The arrival of a swimming-mad daughter has led Beni Guo to list her Runcorn home for sale.The family were keen to find a home with a pool to quench her young daughter’s desire to swim as much as she can.“My daughter loves swimming, she has done it from three years old and she is in a squad now and she is doing really well.“Especially last year when the summer was very hot, she asked to go swimming every day. ‘‘And I thought, ‘Why don’t we just buy something with a pool?’.’’center_img 21 Honeybrook St, Runcorn.While the Honeybrook St home doesn’t have a swimming pool, it has plenty more going for it.Ms Guo said they had bought the home about eight years ago and were the second owners.More from newsCrowd expected as mega estate goes under the hammer7 Aug 2020Hard work, resourcefulness and $17k bring old Ipswich home back to life20 Apr 2020“I was very happy with the location, it’s very handy to everything, close to the train, close to the bus and shopping centres.’’She said it had good feng shui because it was in an elevated position of the street.“The house itself is north-facing, and it captures the sunlight, all day long. It is at the end of the cul-de-sac, it is very safe.’’last_img read more

Dominica government creditworthiness rated “adequate” by CariCRIS

first_imgPrime Minister and Finance Minister, Roosevelt Skerrit. Dominica’s creditworthiness has been adjudged “adequate” by the Caribbean Information and Credit Rating Services Limited (CariCRIS).In a press release dated March 15th, 2012 CariCRIS indicates that they have “assigned ratings on the USD$25 million debt issue (notional) of the Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica (GOCD) of CariBBB- (Foreign Currency Rating) and CariBBB- (Local Currency Rating) on its regional rating scale”.CariCRIS notes that level of creditworthiness of the government’s obligation has been adjudged in relation to other obligations in the Caribbean.These ratings, according to the Caribbean’s regional credit rating agency, reflect “Dominica’s favourable performance in the last 3 years relative to its regional peers in key areas such as economic growth and fiscal performance”.Dominica is rated as having the “highest 3-year average real gross domestic product (GDP) growth rate of 2.5%”.The construction, mining and quarrying and agriculture industries are said to have expanded by 3% in 2011 and CariCRIS predicts that there will be further growth in these industries in 2012. Dominica has also maintained one of the “lowest public sector Debt/GDP ratios of 60.2% in the last 3 years”.According to the release, the Dominica government reduced its “debt/GDP which moved to 66.2% in 2010 compared to 68.9% in FY2006” again CariCRIS anticipates that this trend is expected to continue however notes at a “slow pace”.Photo credit:cfsc.com.bbDominica’s monetary indicators, the report notes, have been “relatively stable and in line with its OECS peers”. “The external sector has generally performed creditably with a 3-year average balance of payments surplus of 1.3% of GDP. Gross international reserves are also sufficiently healthy to cover 8 months of imports. Gradual improvement in the external accounts is expected in the medium term as foreign direct investments (FDIs) and remittances increase in line with the slow global recovery”.CariCRIS has attributed Dominica’s “adequate” rating to the government’s “prudent fiscal policy, relatively low indebtedness, stable, moderate monetary indicators, relatively healthy external sector performance and consistency in economic policies in a stable political environment”. The strength of these ratings are “tempered by Dominica’s small, open economy with a narrow economic structure, which renders it highly vulnerable to external shocks; severe capacity constraints particularly in its human resources and the high dependence on grant funding to support the fiscal position and balance of payments”.CariCRIS is a unique market-driven initiative aimed at fostering and supporting the development of regional debt markets in the Caribbean.The company’s rating is an “objective assessment of an entity’s creditworthiness relative to other debt issuing entities”. The ratings aim to “provide a regionally relevant risk assessment of entities and the debt that they issue within a wider context of an analysis of economic trends and financial developments” which they claim will “significantly improve an investor’s ability to compare sovereign and corporate credits in the region”.Dominica Vibes News Tweet LocalNews Dominica government creditworthiness rated “adequate” by CariCRIS by: – March 29, 2012 35 Views   no discussions Sharecenter_img Share Share Sharing is caring!last_img read more

Carleton, Brown have career nights, Lynx beat Liberty 92-66

first_img SUBSCRIBE TO US WATCH US LIVE Last Updated: 6th August, 2020 07:05 IST Carleton, Brown Have Career Nights, Lynx Beat Liberty 92-66 Bridget Carleton scored a career-high 25 points, Lexie Brown had a season-high 15 points and career-best seven steals, and the Minnesota Lynx beat the New York Liberty 93-66 on Wednesday night LIVE TV COMMENT Written Bycenter_img First Published: 6th August, 2020 07:05 IST Bridget Carleton scored a career-high 25 points, Lexie Brown had a season-high 15 points and career-best seven steals, and the Minnesota Lynx beat the New York Liberty 93-66 on Wednesday night.Minnesota won without Sylvia Fowles, who sat out to rest her calf. The Lynx were also missing Shenise Johnson to an injury.Brown was making her first appearance since suffering a concussion.Amanda Zahui B. led New York (0-5) with 13 points. The Liberty announced earlier in the day that Sabrina Ionescu had gone to New York to get her ankle injury evaluated.The Lynx (4-1) shot 51% percent from the field and hit 10 of 21 from 3-point range. They held the Liberty without a field goal for nearly nine minutes during a 20-1 third-quarter run that turned Minnesota’s two-point halftime deficit into a 24-point lead when Carleton made a basket with 1:33 left in the period.Image credits: AP Associated Press Television News FOLLOW USlast_img read more

Manchester City Sign French Defender Mendy

first_imgManchester City have confirmed the signing of highly-rated French left-back Benjamin Mendy from AS Monaco in a deal reported to be around £52m.https://twitter.com/ManCity/status/889456506659385346French international Mendy has signed a 5-year contract to join the City Revolution under their Spanish manager Pep Guardiola.The 23-year old, who will wear jersey no. 22 at City, became a transfer target for a lot of European heavyweights after he helped Monaco to their first French Ligue 1 title in 17 years. In the end, Manchester City won the race for his signature.RelatedManchester City Defender To See Specialist Over ‘Troublesome’ Knee ProblemSeptember 26, 2017In “Europe”Benjamin Mendy Sidelined After Twelve AppearancesNovember 23, 2018In “England”Guardiola’s Expensively Assembled Defence Will Struggle To Pass The Litmus TestJuly 25, 2017In “England”last_img read more

Justin Turner’s full circle with Dodgers is drawn by hard work, powerful fate

first_img Whicker: Scenes from a wetting: Dodgers rejoice, reflect in Chicago So they understand the superstitions, and why Red wears his hair so and his beard so identifiably thick.“I do wish he’d clean it up a little bit,” Betsy said.“I don’t think the Dodgers are doing their job,” John said, with a familiar-looking grin. “They should be getting him a deal with Lucky Charms.”LOST AND FOUNDAnd, as baseball people, they know they’re not in control.You work and work and then hand off your life to inexorable fate.They have learned that in easy and hard ways.They were at the College World Series in 2003, the year before the Titans won, the second of Justin’s three.The Stanford pitcher was Matt Manship. His fastball hit Turner in the face.A surgeon, watching at home, immediately told his wife, “I’m going in and this is going to be a long night.”He raced to Bergan Mercy Hospital, attended to Justin, kissed him on the forehead and said, “Someone is looking after you. A quarter-inch either way and it’s really bad.”Turner was back in the dugout for the 10th inning, although his ankle started hurting.“But when the surgeon said somebody was looking out for him, I immediately knew who it was,” Betsy said.It was Ruben Gonzalez.When Justin was 13, Ruben was his friend and summer teammate, a 6-foot power hitter. His feet stuck out of the short beds on which they slept. For John, there is little doubt Gonzalez would be in the big leagues.“We were going to Vegas for a tournament and we heard Ruben had been killed in a wreck,” John said.“It was devastating to us. But we knew he was the one the doctor was talking about.”Team USA didn’t want to use Justin that summer because he might be gun-shy. In his first summer at-bat Turner immediately faced the pitcher and tried to bunt, just to prove something.By then his ankle was worse. A second diagnosis discovered it was broken, thanks to the force of Manship’s fastball.BARELY A DODGERThat’s how baseball was played at Lakewood High, when John Herbold coached, between Long Beach Poly High and Cal State L.A., on his way to 918 wins. His team was known as Herbold’s Hustlers, and John Turner was one.That’s how it is still played at Fullerton, where Red was a bat boy on teams with Mark Kotsay and Aaron Rowand.Rick Vanderhook, the head coach, was an assistant then. Florida sent the Turners a recruiting questionnaire, and John showed it to Vanderhook, who grabbed it, filled it out and sent it back.“Too late,” he wrote. “Justin Turner is a Titan.”Spirits kept intervening. Turner didn’t have a contract in February 2014. He went to the CSF Alumni game, and Tim Wallach, the Dodgers’ third base coach, talked with him, then recommended him.“He was 10 minutes from signing with the Red Sox,” Jill said. “And that’s when Ned Colletti (then the Dodgers GM) called. It was a dream to play here. He just didn’t know if he’d be distracted by being home.”“He could have worn out that wall in Fenway Park,” John said.Turner went to camp with no guarantees. Alex Guerrero was supposed to be the second baseman, and Turner was butting heads with Chone Figgins for a roster spot.Then third baseman Juan Uribe came to camp out of shape and then pulled a hamstring. “That opened the door,” John said.Turner never stopped knocking. He revamped his swing – “certainly not the way I was taught,” John said – and became a power source.He analyzed his 2016 performance and frowned at his 107 strikeouts and his .209 average against lefties. This year he hit .380 against lefties and struck out 56 times, with 59 walks.“We’ve always said he was lucky,” Betsy said. “And people would say what he is doing this year isn’t luck. I know, but you don’t get a chance in the majors until somebody else fails or gets hurt, not unless you’re one of those 5-tool players. You just keep working and be ready once that happens.”Now all the decks at Dodger Stadium and tens of millions of viewers look down on Justin Turner and a pressured pitcher.The Turners do, too, with someone they know. BELLFLOWER — John Turner was the third employee hired by NC Dynamics, a machinery firm in Paramount.That was 37 years ago. Now 183 people work there. It’s the type of business that let John leave at 2 p.m. and coach the Mayfair High freshman baseball team, then come back to work at 6.John’s son Justin was on that team, with the school just a few blocks away. Later, Justin started for four years at Cal State Fullerton, even as a 120-pound freshman, and he passed through three organizations before the Dodgers signed him in 2014.Now Turner hits walk-off homers in the playoffs, finishes second in the National League batting race, leads the Dodgers to 111 wins. Or the kid who won a summer game against a team organized by his cousins. On the way home Betsy asked him, “I was nervous when you came up.”Justin replied, “Really? I like pressure. The pressure isn’t on me. it’s on the pitcher.”GAME OF THEIR LIVESIt’s a baseball family. Jill works for the Legacy Group, which represents Justin. John celebrates his birthdays at spring training. Betsy celebrates hers at opening days.They try to add two new major league parks every summer.“And I’m J.T.,” John said. “I know they call him J.T., but he’s always been Red.”Related Articles Dodgers 2017 World Series, postseason results, recaps, box scores How the Dodgers’ roster was built: 2 front offices, 12 trades, millions of dollars Whicker: Dodgers’ merit system works both ways John and his wife Betsy will hold their usual anniversary dinner Monday night, their 35th, at Captain Jack’s in Sunset Beach.The next night they will watch Justin play in the Dodgers’ first World Series since 1988.Much has happened since, but Justin is still the kid who sat on the porch with glove, ball and bat, waiting for John.Or the kid who sat in the living room with the new Mayfair coach and discussed practice plans for three hours. Justin did the talking. The coach took the notes.Or the kid who sat in front of the TV and correctly predicted the hit-and-runs and the steals. “It was ridiculous,” said Jill, Justin’s sister. “How did he know that?” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

DNR fines Wright County egg facility for improper wastewater discharge

first_imgEAGLE GROVE — The Iowa Department of Natural Resources has fined a Wright County egg production and processing facility for violations related to the improper discharge of wastewater.The DNR says Daybreak Foods of Eagle Grove agreed in January 2018 not to illegally discharge pollutants to a water of the state. In November of last year, the DNR received a complaint that a tributary to the Boone River was green in color.A DNR investigator later observed discolored water at a tile discharge, a grassed waterway discharge, and as part of ponding water near the base of a lagoon. Field tests later showed that wastewater was being discharged.As part of a consent agreement, Daybreak Foods agreed to a $7000 administrative penalty and to cease all illegal discharges into the tributary.last_img