Dunlop Heywood Lorenz Manchester retail team joins Grimley

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Takeda-led COVID-19 plasma treatment unlikely to meet July goal of trial start

first_imgThe alliance, which also includes Biotest AG, CSL Behring, and Octapharma Plasma, is working on a hyperimmune globulin therapy derived from convalescent plasma. It offers a standardized dose of antibodies and doesn’t need to be limited to patients with matching blood types.Clinical supplies of the treatment were produced at Takeda’s facility in the U.S. state of Georgia and at CSL Behring’s facility in Bern, Switzerland.If the trials prove successful, the alliance expects to start submissions for regulatory authorization before the end of the year, Kim said.  A group led by Takeda Pharmaceutical Co have completed test supplies of a blood plasma treatment for COVID-19, but pending regulator approval will likely prevent clinical trials from meeting a July start date.The CoVIg-19 Plasma Alliance is ready to start shipping vials to study sites once the trial is approved by regulators in the United States, said Julie Kim, president of the plasma-derived therapies unit of Takeda.The group had originally aimed to begin clinical trials in July. The National Institutes of Health in the U.S. is the trial sponsor, and is looking at study sites around the world, according to Kim, who also serves as co-leader of the alliance. Topics :last_img read more

Tesco Pension Investment announces leadership changes

first_imgTesco Pension Investment, the £17bn (€18.6bn) in-house asset manager for the supermarket’s pension scheme, has announced a set of leadership changes linked to the current CEO and CIO’s plan to retire next year.Steven Daniels will retire at the end of March 2021, it was revealed, with Danny Firth, currently deputy CEO, to take on the role of CEO following Daniels’ retirement.The chief investment officer role will be carried out by Jenny Buck from next March. In anticipation of this move, she has been promoted to deputy CIO.Nadir Maruf has been recruited from Eastspring Investments in Singapore to join the pension manager as head of private markets, taking over from Buck following her promotion. Maruf was CIO for alternatives at Eastspring, the Asian asset management arm of Prudential plc, and will relocate.Buck and Firth are to work closely with Daniels over the next month through a full handover process, Tesco Pension Investment said in a statement.Daniels has been with Tesco Pension Investment since overseeing its creation in 2012, having joined the Tesco Pension Scheme the year before. In 2014, when Daniels’ team managed some £2.5bn of assets, he spoke to IPE about the shift to in-house management.Ruston Smith, now chair of the board of trustees, was CEO of the in-house manager until 2017.He said: “Steven has built an extremely capable team and delivered a strong track record of performance. During his time, Steven has made a significant contribution to the development and growth of the Scheme’s assets and I’m very confident that Danny and Jenny will continue to build on this success.”Daniels said: “I have thoroughly enjoyed the last nine years, working with a brilliant team of colleagues to build TPI into the strong firm it is today, and delivering real value for Tesco colleagues. I’m delighted to be passing the baton to two very valued and talented colleagues in Danny and Jenny, and I look forward to welcoming Nadir to the team.”To read the digital edition of IPE’s latest magazine click here.last_img read more

It’s a buyer’s market in these suburbs, with asking prices down 20 per cent — but get in quick!

first_imgMore from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus17 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market17 hours agoGavin Fredric and Nadine McGarry at the home they are selling in Fairfield. Image: AAP/John Gass.Outside of Brisbane, the mining town of Clermont has seen the second largest increase in listings in the country over the past year, with a whopping 80 per cent jump in the number of homes for sale.Other Queensland mining towns such as Hughenden and Cloncurry have also seen huge increases in home listings in the past 12 months.Mr Kusher said that suggested owners may be more willing to sell as conditions level out or more distressed assets are hitting the market. “We have also seen a slight uptick in sales in the past 18 to 24 months, so it’s a probably a case of people bringing their properties on to the market now because there’s a bit more confidence,” he said. “Conditions to sell are still not great, but they’re better than they’ve been in some time.”Mr Kusher said rental yields were still reasonably high in regional mining towns too, which could be attractive to investors.SUBURBS WITH THE BIGGEST RISE IN HOMES LISTED FOR SALE Suburb Number of listings 12 mth change Median house price1. Fairfield 108 44% $714,000 2. Dutton Park 58 31.8% $848,500 3. Coopers Plains 148 28.7% $571,2504. Corinda 162 28.6% $785,000 5. Macgregor 112 25.8% $730,0006. Logan Reserve 141 24.8% $410,0007. Banyo 183 22.8% $535,0008. Albion 139 21.9% $758,0009. Mansfield 168 21.7% $677,50010. Woolloongabba 207 21.2% $842,000(Source: CoreLogic)SUBURBS WHERE ASKING PRICES FOR HOUSES HAVE DROPPED THE MOST Suburb Price June 2017 Price June 2018 12 mth change 1. Tangalooma $615,730 $522,600 -15%2. Chandler $1.305m $1.12m -14%3. Karawatha $515,869 $445,543 -13%4. Archerfield $621,746 $541,400 -12%5. St Lucia $1.248m $1.104m -11%6. Dayboro $733,992 $656,468 -10%7. Hendra $1.034m $930,123 -10%8. Wamuran $740,077 $674,280 -9%9. South Brisbane $911,038 $840,960 -7%10. Yeronga $813,738 $751,600 -7% (Source: SQM Research)SUBURBS WHERE ASKING PRICES FOR UNITS HAVE DROPPED THE MOST Suburb Price June 2017 Price June 2018 12 mth change 1. Virginia $386,462 $314,000 -19%2. Keperra $421,923 $346,520 -18%3. Sumner $429,077 $358,800 -16%4. Marsden $362,115 $303,520 -16%5. Lawnton $282,288 $237,320 -16%6. Narangba $417,481 $352,520 -16%7. Petrie $352,615 $300,920 -15%8. Hemmant $262,885 $224,400 -15%9. Underwood $412,308 $361,640 -12%10. North Lakes $386,500 $342,400 -11%(Source: SQM Research. SQM Research conducts on-going monitoring of a number of real estate listings websites. In providing the information, SQM Research, have received the information passed on from third parties. SQM do not accept any liability (direct or indirect) for any injury, loss, claim, damage or any incidental or consequential damages, including but not limited to lost profits or savings, arising out of or in any way connected with the use of any information, or any error, omission or defect in the information contained.) SQM Research managing director Louis Christopher.But that’s unlikely to last for long.“I do think those areas closer to the city are going to see more demand in coming months, quarters and years,” Mr Kusher said.On Your Side Investments founder Mike Harvey agrees.“We are already seeing a greater influx of people selling off in Melbourne and Sydney and taking the extra equity and buying in Brisbane for half the price and enjoying a better lifestyle,” Mr Harvey said.In its latest report, industry forecaster BIS Oxford Economics predicts Brisbane will experience the highest house price growth of all capital cities over the next three years — jumping 13 per cent, or $70,000, to a median of $620,000. Inside the house at 19 Mearns St, Fairfield, which is for sale.The neighbouring suburb of Dutton Park saw a 31.8 per cent rise in listings in the past 12 months, followed by Coopers Plains and Corinda.CoreLogic senior research analyst Cameron Kusher said stock levels were beginning to tighten in Brisbane and buyers may have a limited opportunity to capitalise on the rise in properties for sale in these suburbs. THE MASTER SUITE BIGGER THAN YOUR HOME “We are seeing pretty strong interstate migration into Queensland now … and it does seem like most of that migration is coming into the southeast corner,” Mr Kusher said.“Given that, for someone looking to sell, you could be finding there could be a bit more demand for those properties over the coming months and years.” This house at 19 Mearns St, Fairfield, is on the market. Fairfield has seen the biggest rise in home listings in Brisbane in the past year. CoreLogic senior research analyst Cameron Kusher.Mr Kusher said he was not surprised that most of the suburbs with the biggest increases in listings were in inner Brisbane because they had generally experienced greater capital growth.“Maybe people are trying to use the equity in their home to upgrade, and also, there’s a bit more demand around so they’re probably trying to capitalise on that,” he said.“It’s early days, but we are starting to see this demand — particularly migration coming from NSW.” BIG PROPERTY CHANGES STARTING JULY 1 Asking prices for homes in Brisbane have remained almost unchanged over the past year, with the average asking price for a house rising just 0.8 per cent in June and only 2 per cent over the past year, while unit asking prices have remained flat.Some suburbs have seen significant drops in asking prices in the past 12 months though, with prices for units in Virginia and Keperra falling 19 and 18 per cent respectively, while asking prices for houses in Chandler, 14km southwest of the CBD, are down 14 per cent. SQM Research managing director Louis Christopher said Brisbane was a mixed market, providing an opportunity for buyers to find value in suburbs where asking prices had fallen and stock had risen. “For buyers who have a long term view, it’s actually a pretty safe time to buy,” Mr Christopher said. BRISBANE TO LEAD HOUSING GROWTH center_img Brisbane property is attracting interest from interstate buyers. Picture: Supplied.Unlike other capitals, the Queensland capital still represents excellent value for buyers, which has sparked a surge in demand from interstate.The latest figures from SQM Research reveal the number of properties for sale in Brisbane over the past year rose only 5.8 per cent, but there are some suburbs where stock on market has climbed much higher in the past 12 months — giving home hunters more buying power. TOP TIPS FOR THE GARDEN THIS WINTER Most of the suburbs with the biggest rise in listings over the past year are in Brisbane’s inner city region, according to research by CoreLogic.Fairfield, just 4km from Brisbane’s CBD, has experienced the greatest jump in the number of homes for sale over the past year, with a huge 44 per cent rise. Gavin Fredric and Nadine McGarry are selling their investment property in Fairfield.. Image: AAP/John Gass.HOME hunters have a window of opportunity to nab a bargain in some of Brisbane’s best suburbs before an influx of interstate migrants swallow up stock and push prices up, experts say.New figures reveal the number of properties listed for sale in some parts of the city have climbed by more than 40 per cent in the past year — putting pressure on sellers to set more realistic price expectations. GET THE LATEST REAL ESTATE NEWS DIRECT TO YOUR INBOX HERE Vendors in some parts of the city have dropped their asking prices for units by five to 15 per cent and 10 to 20 per cent for houses in the past 12 months, according to SQM Research.But experts have warned prices may not fall for long, with some analysts predicting double digit house price growth for Brisbane over the next three years. Expected total house price growth from 2018 to 2021 (%). Source: BIS Oxford Economics. But Mr Christopher is more cautious. “T here’s still a lot of stock on the market in Brisbane,” he said. “We’re not forecasting a boom in Brisbane.”Gavin Fredric and Nadine McGarry are selling their investment property in Fairfield.The couple bought it five years ago for their children and friends to live in while they were attending university.“We looked in St Lucia at the time and for the same price of a really good property in Fairfield, you’d get something really badly maintained in St Lucia,” Mr Fredric said.The five-bedroom, two-bathroom house with a pool at 19 Mearns Street has been returning $830 a week as student accommodation, but could also serve as a family home.It’s within walking distance to the train station, a shopping centre and the Princess AlexandraHospital.The property is listed with Nathalie Martinsson of Ray White Annerley.last_img read more

Bag one – or three – plots that make up this Hamilton family estate

first_img A peaceful nook to chill out in.The four-bedroom house totalling 484 sq m also features three bathrooms, two study nooks, a large living and dining area, and a sparkling 3m-deep swimming pool.On plot 21 the 228sq m house was renovated to a similar standard and features four bedrooms, three bathrooms, a laundry, study and double garage.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus10 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market10 hours agoMrs Andrews said the privacy of the estate is what attracted them to the address. “It’s such a beautiful site and so secure. You own the whole gully below so no one can ever build you out, no one can take those views away from you,” she said. Loads of room for special occasions.The couple, who both work in healthcare, moved in to number 17 with their three boys, now aged 17, 13 and 11, while Sally’s parents moved in to the house at number 21. Having acquired the additional plots the Andrews decided to delay building their dream mansion while they carried out extensive renovations on the two existing houses. At number 17, Mrs Andrews said: “We basically ripped the back off the house and added an outdoor kitchen, stairs, terraces and decks.” They also dismantled the facade and installed a carport, adding a further two parking spaces to an existing double garage.“We also built a private courtyard with a pergola-style roof so it can be used year-round. There’s a stone fireplace in there too, which makes it such a lovely space to be in winter, or summer.” Record-breaking Brisbane home sells again How to push through the goat’s cheese curtain Tasteful living. Stunning outlook.A decade on and the property’s gardens are a lush, tropical oasis with mature trees, a sports oval and a large Asian-inspired pavilion with an in-built kitchen — the perfect place for parties and entertaining. “It’s a truly lovely garden. Every blade of grass, every tree was planted by us. My dad used to hand-water the plants every day to try and keep them alive. We’ve put a lot of work into it and will miss the space very much.”While developing 19 Ludlow St, where the grand family mansion was to be its centrepiece, an opportunity arose for the Andrews to snap up the two adjoining blocks — first, number 21 and later number 19 — giving the family a rare parcel of land spanning almost 3000sq m across Hamilton Hill.center_img Looking out to the Brisbane River and Bulimba.While a recent change in family circumstances has forced the Andrews to abandon their plans to fully redevelop the estate (the family have moved to an already renovated estate in Kalinga, which they bought at auction in November for $5.15 million), they hope any prospective buyers of Ludlow St will see their dreams for the property through.“It’s a romantic notion, I know, but I would love to have a buyer come in who continues with our family vision for the place. Someone who will carry on and build a really big mansion, where multiple generations can live and enjoy the gardens and the privacy the property offers,” Mrs Andrews said. “Multigenerational living is a growing trend. Families living together is what people always used to do and it’s what we’ve always done.”17, 19 and 21 Ludlow St are for sale as one estate or as individual lots. The land is zoned as low to medium-density residential and plot 19 has development application approval for a five-storey house, which took the Andrews years to get through council and the courts.The listing will be auctioned on February 26, if not sold prior. 17-21 Ludlow Street, Hamilton, is high end living at its best.When Sally and Steve Andrews bought 19 Ludlow St in Hamilton, with the intention to build their dream mansion, there was little to admire.The 1745sq m block in the affluent inner-northeastern suburb of Brisbane was overgrown, with scrub and bush obscuring coveted views of the river below and the city in the distance. “It was terrible,” Mrs Andrews said. “There was nothing we could do with it, so we flattened it and started again.” MORE: Inside QLD’s mega mansionslast_img read more

Raiders Split Games With Pacers

first_imgMonday, November 21-Switzerland County at South Ripley.Grade 7-Switzerland County 31 South Ripley 23.The Raiders out scored the Pacers 23-14 in the second half but a slow start in quarters 1 and 2 doomed the host school in a 31-23 loss. ( no individual scoring to report at this time). The loss drops the 7th graders to 3-4 on the season.Grade 8-South Ripley 63 Switzerland Co. 14.The host Raiders were on fire early, scorching the nets for 29 first quarter points in route to a 63-14 win. The Pacers could manage only 6 points in second quarter after being shutout in the first against a suffocating Raider defense. Lane Sparks led the assault with 36 points, which included 27 in the first half. Cody Samples scored 7 points while Dillon Binion added 6 and Bryce Franklin had 4. The Raiders also received two point buckets from Colby Bush, Brady Linkel, Kaden Rinear, Simon Westmeyer, and Jacob Jines. The 8th grade squad moves to 6-1.The two junior high teams next play on Monday, traveling to J-C-D for a 6:00 tip at the high school.Courtesy of Raiders Coach Jeff Greiwe.last_img read more

Foundation supports local athletic programs

first_imgRising Sun, In. — The Rising Sun Community Foundation has awarded about $15,000 in support of athletic trainer programs by the Dearborn County Hospital for three local school corporations.Grant funds were used to purchase first responder and rehabilitation equipment for the athletic trainer programs at Milan, Rising Sun and South Ripley schools.  Dearborn County Hospital Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine provides athletic trainer and Beacon Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine provides medical director services to each of the three school systems.  Both DCH and Beacon provide their services to the schools free of charge.“Each school corporation received similar equipment to improve the care, safety and service that the athletic trainers provide to injured student athletes,” stated Ed Brush, M.S.P.T./A.T.C., DCH Director of Rehabilitation Services.  “The Rising Sun Regional Foundation donated approximately $5,000 to each of the three school districts for the purchase of needed emergency, first aid and rehabilitation supplies/equipment for their athletic trainer programs.”The Rising Sun Regional Foundation benefits residents of Ohio and Ripley Counties and the City of Aurora.  Based on a percentage of its revenue, the Rising Star Casino Resort makes monthly contributions to the foundation.last_img read more

Bulldog Swimmers Victorious Over Rebels

first_imgBatesville Swimming traveled to Southwestern High School in Hanover on Thursday night to take on the Rebels.In the opening meet of 2019, the Batesville Bulldogs came away with a win for both the men and women. Finals scores for the meet, Women: Batesville – 86, Southwestern – 58. Men: Batesville – 96, Southwestern – 52.“Our men’s team hadn’t won a dual meet all last season nor in the first half of this season. It was great to see the teamwork pay off and come away with an overall meet win.” said Coach Greg McMullen. “Our women have been able to face off with similar sized teams to earn a few wins early on in the season.”Event winners:– Women’s 200 Medley Relay (Halle Renck, Allison Storms, Maria Lopez, Gwen Martin)– Men’s 200 M.R. (Sean Callahan, Kyler Daulton, Ethan Brewer, Mason Enneking)– W 50 Free – Storms– M 100 Fly – Benjamin Moster– W 100 Free – Kate Poltrack– M 100 Free – Brewer– W 200 Free Relay – Jenna Ertel, Sonja Gaulin, Poltrack, Claire Sunderman– M 100 Breast – Callahan– W 400 Free Relay – Martin, Gaulin, Lopez, Storms)– M 400 Free Relay – Brewer, Enneking, Kyler Daulton, CallahanNext up for the Bulldogs is the EIAC Championship, hosted at South Dearborn at 10:00am on Saturday January 5.last_img read more

Five people rescued from floodwaters in Hancock County

first_imgCarthage, IN—Indiana Conservation Officers assisted with the rescue of five people from a home surrounded by floodwaters in Hancock County Saturday evening.At approximately 11:15 p.m., Hancock County dispatch received a call regarding five people stranded in a home near the 8500 block of 300 South in Carthage.Upon arrival, responders discovered the home, which was located approximately 1/4 mile off the main roadway, was surrounded by floodwaters from nearby Six Mile Creek. The only access in or out of the home was under multiple feet of swift-moving water.Using a boat and swift-water rescue equipment, responders reached the home and rescued one adult and four juveniles, with floodwaters only feet from reaching the cabin.Indiana Conservation Officers were assisted by Hancock County Joint Technical Rescue Team. This team consists of the Greenfield Fire Department and Sugar Creek Fire Department. Also assisting was Charlottesville Fire Department, Fountaintown Fire Department, Hancock County Sheriff’s Department, and Hancock County Emergency Operation Center 911 Dispatchers.last_img read more

Garry Monk: “Honest” discussions will help turn Swansea’s season around

first_img Manager Monk said he did not want to label those discussions – held both individually and collectively with his players – as clear-the-air talks after a run of form which has sent Swansea spiralling towards the Barclays Premier League relegation zone. But he insisted those conversations had a positive effect in producing a far more cohesive performance at Liverpool last weekend, even though defeat to a James Milner penalty left Swansea with only one win in 10 league games and just four points above the safety line. “Those discussions were definitely the right step to make,” Monk said. “It’s not an easy process but it was definitely a step in the right direction. “We talked about many things, we talked about the situation and said: ‘Let’s be open and honest about it.’ “I talked a lot about the mentality and the approach of how we go forward, things we need to improve football-wise on a daily basis to take into games. “The players talked about their perception of the situation and how they felt in certain games. “Of course, we were the disappointed with the result at Liverpool, but I think the whole team stepped up and turned a corner.” Monk said part of the discussions focused on him telling the players to let him take the criticism so they could focus on matching last season’s standards. “I told them let me worry about that (criticism), I’m the manager and it’s for me to deal with,” Monk said. “I’ve got big enough shoulders to deal with it and the players can concentrate on their performance. “You saw that at Liverpool and it’s important we take that momentum into the next game, which I’m sure we will do.” Garry Monk feels “open and honest” discussions with his players have already acted to turn around Swansea’s season. “At the start of last week after the Bournemouth game (a 2-2 home draw), I sat down with all the players and had good discussions with them on how we go forward and what we need to do to improve,” Monk said. “It was really positive, the feedback from them and my views as well. “We put that on to the training field and I think you saw that in the Liverpool game. “It was a much-improved performance, considering where we were the week before. It was much more like ourselves. “It showed we are trying to work the right way and, apart from doing a little bit better in the final third, I thought we were excellent.” Monk’s position has come under immense scrutiny during a miserable run which has dropped them from a Champions League position at the end of August into the bottom six. Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp last weekend joined those who feel Monk should be given more time to turn around Swansea’s fortunes after the 36-year-old guided the Welsh club to its best Premier League finish of eighth last season. And Monk believes last week’s in-house talks will form the basis for picking up Premier League points, starting at home to second-placed Leicester on Saturday. Press Associationlast_img read more