Ag & Outdoor Expo

first_imgThe Georgia Urban Ag and Outdoor Expo seeks to educate the public on the roles that urban and traditional farming play in supplying food to a continually growing nation. To that end, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension poultry scientist Claudia Dunkley and UGA Extension agent Steve Pettis will be among the host of presenters at the event.The expo is set for Friday and Saturday, May 20-21, from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m., at the Gwinnett County Fairgrounds in Lawrenceville, Georgia. At UGA, Dunkley works closely with the poultry industry and has given workshops and symposia for UGA Extension agents and poultry producers since 2007. With poultry producers, she conducts applied research on greenhouse gas emissions, the industry’s carbon footprint, litter management, dead bird disposal and molting commercial layer flocks. She will present a seminar on laying hens on Friday, May 20, and a session on backyard poultry biosecurity on Saturday, May 21. A former Gwinnett County Extension agent, Pettis earned a bachelor’s degree in ornamental horticulture and a master’s degree in plant protection and pest management at UGA while working with highly esteemed horticulturists Allan Armitage and Mike Dirr. He is currently the UGA Extension agent in Rockdale County.Pettis will lead pesticide applicator training on Friday, May 20. The Upper Ocmulgee River Resource Conservation and Development Council will host the event in collaboration with UGA, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Georgia Department of Agriculture, Georgia Soil and Water Conservation Commission, Georgia Environmental Protection Division, Georgia Forestry Commission, Georgia Organics, Global Growers, Athens Land Trust, Gwinnett Technical College and Georgia Grown.Tickets for the expo cost $5 for one day or $8 for both days. To register, visit gaurbanexpo.com.last_img read more

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4-H Week

first_imgGeorgia 4-H inspires kids to do — to do community service, go to new places and to learn new skills. Georgians across the state are celebrating everything 4-H’ers do during National 4-H Week on Oct. 7-13. What started as a club for farm kids has grown into the nation’s largest youth leadership organization — a place where school-aged children learn to become successful and confident adults.Georgia is home to one of the largest state programs in the country, with about 170,000 active 4-H members. Georgia 4-H began in 1904 when Newton County school superintendent, G.C. Adams organized a corn club for boys. Today, Georgia 4-H attracts students from all areas of the state, not just those who live on farms. Only 3.1 percent of Georgia 4-H members now live on a farm.Active 4-H members become successful adults, like Grammy-award winning singer and songwriter Jennifer Nettles of Coffee County, Georgia. She says Georgia 4-H gave her a platform to share her voice and her passion.Award-winning country singer Trisha Yearwood, a native of Jasper County, Georgia, credits 4-H for teaching her that her talents would take her far, but her heart would make her a star.TV and radio host and legal commentator Nancy Grace, a native of Bibb County, Georgia, says 4-H taught her that leaders follow their dreams, but working hard makes dreams a reality.Georgia 4-H is available to children in all of Georgia’s 159 counties.The four ‘H’s stand for head, heart, hands and health and are represented by the four-leaf clover. Participating youths develop life skills through hands-on projects involving volunteer work, health, science, engineering, technology, leadership, agriculture and communication.Georgia 4-H programs, under the umbrella of UGA Extension, are based on research from the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and other UGA colleges. Georgia 4-H agents supplement teachers’ efforts by creating materials based on after-school lessons and in-school curricula designed to meet Georgia Performance Standards.“The idea of bringing UGA research and resources to Georgia students through the use of county agents throughout the state was a cutting-edge idea in 1904 and remains so even today,” said Arch Smith, state 4-H leader. “The most important work of 4-H is to help young people become better citizens and enable them to grow into responsible, active adults.”Georgia 4-H youth perform community service, conduct research, compile portfolios of their accomplishments and learn public speaking skills through oral presentations at 4-H Project Achievement. During the 2016-17 school year, 43,067 Georgia 4-H members participated in Project Achievement on the local level.Georgia 4-H members also learn responsibility through livestock projects, programs and judging. Georgia 4-H partners with Georgia FFA and the UGA Department of Animal and Dairy Science to provide these programs. Every year, close to 2,500 students complete a year-long process to prepare more than 4,500 animals for exhibition at the Georgia Junior National Livestock Show and other competitions.To learn more about Georgia 4-H, go to georgia4h.org. To find out more about Georgia 4-H in your county, contact your local UGA Extension office at 1800-ASK-UGA1 or visit extension.uga.edu.last_img read more

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GAO urges HHS to speed antiviral, prepandemic vaccine plans

first_img Sep 30 GAO report In June HHS released draft guidance on the use of antivirals during an influenza pandemic. The agency’s goal is to place 75 million treatment courses in the Strategic National Stockpile, and draft guidance proposes that the private sector stockpile 110 million additional treatment courses. Investigators also said a public comment period after the draft prepandemic vaccine allocation plan is announced is a useful step. “Public participation is an essential component for acceptance of tough decisions that will be required unless and until greater capacity or a universal vaccine can be developed,” the report said. The 72-page report, focusing on the US Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS’) pandemic response plans, was published on the GAO’s Web site on Sep 30. See also: Oct 6, 2008 (CIDRAP News) – In a recent progress report to Congress on federal influenza pandemic response planning, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) recognized a host of obstacles but cited two areas that officials could make headway on: finalizing guidance on allocating antivirals and developing guidance on how to prioritize groups to receive prepandemic vaccine in the early stages of a pandemic. The proposed guidance, developed by an interagency task force, advised that antivirals in government stockpiles be used to treat people who are ill, especially when supplies are scarce, and that antivirals for preventive use be mainly drawn from private stockpiles. The draft document did not attempt to prioritize groups. “We believe that finalizing guidance on the use of pharmaceutical interventions will be crucial for responding to a pandemic outbreak and that the necessary guidance documents should be finalized as soon as possible,” the GAO wrote. Bill Hall, an HHS spokesman in Washington, DC, told CIDRAP News that the agency has been working on the draft allocation plan, but that it isn’t finished and the agency can’t yet say when it will be. In a letter responding to the GAO report, Vincent Ventimiglia, Jr, assistant secretary for legislation at HHS, wrote that the agency is in the process of updating the proposed guidance on antiviral use during a pandemic, on the basis of feedback it received during the public comment period. The comment period was set to end on Jul 3, according to a May 23 Federal Register notice. Investigators looked at three response components that the GAO and outside experts have said need improvements—pharmaceutical intervention, healthcare surge capacity, and public communications. Though the GAO gave detailed status reports for all three of the areas, it made recommendations only about pharmaceutical interventions. The GAO said establishing target groups in advance is a key component of pandemic planning and warned that HHS could encounter problems if it doesn’t issue graft guidance for prepandemic vaccines in a more timely manner. “This lack of essential information could slow the initial response at the state and local levels and complicate the general public’s understanding of the necessity for rationing these interventions,” the GAO wrote. Jun 3 CIDRAP News story “HHS offers pandemic guidance on masks, antivirals” In his response accompanying the GAO report, Ventimiglia wrote that HHS will release its proposed prepandemic vaccine allocation guidance “in the near future.” As for prepandemic vaccine stockpiles, the GAO report says HHS will oversee the distribution and administration to workers who are needed to keep society functioning until a pandemic vaccine becomes widely available. According to the report, the National Infrastructure Advisory Council has estimated that the critical workforce numbers about 20 million people, and HHS’ goal is to stockpile enough to cover that number. However, HHS has not yet released draft guidance on prioritizing target groups for prepandemic vaccines. HHS officials told GAO investigators that target groups for the prepandemic vaccine would likely resemble those for the pandemic vaccine, but would have more of a critical workforce focus. They also said that a tiered approach like that used for the pandemic vaccine would be needed only if a pandemic occurs before HHS reaches its goal of stockpiling enough for 20 million people. In its other recommendation, the GAO advised HHS to release guidance for using and prioritizing prepandemic vaccine designed to protect against a pandemic virus before a vaccine closely matched to the actual pandemic strain is available. Federal officials are already stockpiling a prepandemic vaccine based on the H5N1 virus. In June HHS released its official guidance on allocating pandemic vaccine, which would be developed after the start of a pandemic and designed to match the circulating strain. HHS officials project that it would take 20 to 23 weeks after the start of a pandemic to start producing the first doses. May 23 Federal Register noticelast_img read more

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India secures its east after western Himalaya clashes with China

first_img“The military presence has surely increased, but as far as incursions are concerned, there are no verified reports as such,” said Ayushi Sudan, Anjaw’s chief civil servant, adding that several Indian army battalions were stationed there.”There has been an increase in troop deployment since the Galwan incident, and even prior to that we’d started,” she told Reuters by telephone, referring to the June clash in which 20 Indian soldiers were killed.Arunachal Pradesh, which China calls South Tibet, was at the center of a full-scale border war between India and China in 1962, and security analysts have warned that it could become a flash-point again.But an Indian military spokesman, Lieutenant Colonel Harsh Wardhan Pande, said there was no cause for concern and the troops arriving in the area were part of regular rotation. India has moved troops to its eastern stretch of border with China since clashes erupted between the nuclear-armed rivals on the western part of their border in the Himalayas in June, a government official said.The June clash in the Ladakh region, in the western part of their border, was the worst violence between the Asian giants in decades and there has been little sign of a reduction in tension, with more military action in the past week.The movement of troops to the eastern district of Anjaw, in Arunachal Pradesh state, which China also claims, raises the prospect of a wider face-off though both government and military officials in India ruled out any imminent confrontation. “Basically, it’s units changing. That’s happening as it happens every time, nothing much,” Pande told Reuters from near Guwahati, the largest city in northeastern India.”As of now, there’s nothing to worry about on that front.”But Tapir Gao, a member of parliament from Arunachal, told Reuters that Chinese troops had been regularly crossing into Indian territory.”It’s a regular phenomenon, it’s nothing new,” he said, identifying the Walong and Chaglagam areas in Anjaw as the most vulnerable.In the 1962 war, India says its outnumbered forces “blocked the thrust of the invading Chinese” in Walong, and the area of mountains, meadows and fast-flowing rivers is now a government focus for settlement and road-building.”What we’re trying to do is create more possibilities and opportunities for villagers,” said Sudan, referring to plans for clusters of villages in the disputed area.”It’s a push to resettle people.”Topics :last_img read more

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Market

first_imgAlgeria: SNTF is negotiating to buy signalling equipment for 33 stations between El Affroun and Oued Tlelat from Siemens Austria for Sch1bn.Australia: Queensland Rail has awarded two contracts worth A$217 to Walkers-Adtranz Pty Ltd for 90 EMU cars for Brisbane. Westrail has ordered 10 EMU cars from Walkers-Adtranz for the Perth suburban network at a cost of A$32·8m. Victoria’s Ministry of Transport has let contracts worth A$10m for upgrading the Flemington Bridge – Upfield route. GEC Alsthom is to provide new signalling, with Adtranz upgrading overhead electrification and John Holland Construction doubling 2 km from Fawkner to Gowrie. Belgium: SNCB has ordered 55000 prestressed concrete sleepers from British supplier Tarmac Precast Concrete.Bolivia: Empresa Ferroviaria Oriental has called tenders for supply of 200 boxcars, 200 hoppers, 75 flat and 45 open wagons. Brazil: MRS Logística has selected Iochpe-Maxion to refurbish 800 wagons with options for another 1200 .Canada: CN and CP have jointly invited tenders for repair and overhaul of train control and communications equipment.CN has awarded a seven-year resleepering contract to Fairmont Tamper, covering the supply of materials and equipment and the management of CN work crews.France: SAB is to supply brakes, pneumatic controls, resilient wheels, doors and couplings for 20 Eurotrams being built for Strasbourg by Adtranz.Germany: DB has taken delivery of the first of 500 wagons from DWA’s Niesky works for transport of china clay to Italy.Great Britain: Tiphook Rail has ordered 35 pocket wagons from Transtech of Finland to carry 9ft 6in high containers. Railtrack is inviting tenders by August 26 for four-year track renewal contracts worth a total of up to £1bn.Railtrack has awarded a £40m contract to Tarmac for resignalling at Manchester Victoria. Solid-state interlockings will be supplied by GEC Alsthom Signalling.Hungary: MAV-Adtranz Dunakesi wagon works has started assembly of 15 type Z1 coaches as part of a MAV order for 50 from DWA funded by a German credit.Israel: IR has ordered five IC3 Flexliner DMUs from Adtranz for DKr160m; they will be assembled by Ramta at Beer Sheva.New Zealand: Tranz Rail has purchased 17 diesel locos from QR; eight will be used to haul milk trains for Kiwi Dairy.Russia: RZD has ordered track maintenance machines from MTH Praha of the Czech Republic for KC1·77bn, including 60 ballast cleaners and 50 brush cutters. Work will be shared with PRMZ Kaluga.Switzerland: Alusuisse has a contract to develop the bodyshell and interior design for Germany’s Transrapid 08 test vehicle.Turkey: TCDD has ordered 40000 tonnes of rail from Czech manufacturer Trinecké Zelezlast_img read more

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MEPs call on European Commission to explain accounting reforms

first_imgFurther details have emerged of the challenges the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) faces in its battle to win credibility among politicians in Europe.Two leading members of the European Parliament, Syed Kamall and Sven Giegold, have called on the European Commission to explain the procedures it has followed to the possible adoption of a new financial instruments accounting standard in the European Union (EU).Separately, a source close to the issue has revealed that the expectation among even the most ardent opponents of the London-based IASB is that the EU will eventually endorse International Financial Reporting Standard 9, Financial Instruments.The reluctance of the Parliament to exercise its veto, however, could come as part of a trade-off that could see MEPs approve a highly critical motion on the IASB and its parents body, the IFRS Foundation. In a letter dated 16 July obtained by IPE, the MEPs detail seven demands for the Commission to meet to satisfy them they should support IFRS 9.The parliamentarians want the Commission to explain why it has failed to produce clear guidelines on the meaning of ‘the public good’ and ‘the true and fair view principle’.They are concerned the Commission has no apparent plan to carry out a thorough impact assessment on either the measurement or impairment requirements of IFRS 9.They warn that a knock-on effect of banks squirrelling away more capital could be that small and medium-sized enterprises will find it harder to secure loan financing. In addition, the MEPs also advise that long-term investors might find “equity investments less attractive”.The parliamentarians also want the European Systemic Risk Board to comment on whether the impairment and measurement requirements could have procyclical or other implications for financial stability.They called on the Commission to explain how it would address the concerns raised by the EU’s technical advisers on accounting issues that fair-value measurement requirements under IFRS 9 are “problematic”, particularly in relation to dividends and transparency for investors.They said they needed more information about how banks would implement the new proposals, and, lastly, they want the Commission to explain how IFRS 9 would interact with prudential requirements such as the International Regulatory Framework for Banks (Basel III).The demands are linked to increasing agitation in the EU in many quarters over the bloc’s decision to outsource its standard-setting functions to the IFRS Foundation, a Delaware-based quango.Reform of financial instruments accounting has been a hot-button topic since the financial crisis.Critics of the IASB’s current financial-instruments accounting model claim it resulted in banks recognising losses on underwater loans too late.The principles for recognising and measuring financial assets, liabilities and some contracts to buy or sell non-financial items are currently set out in IAS 39.The IASB has been working on a replacement standard, IFRS 9, since 2009. This effort was originally a joint effort with the US FASB.The US standard setter walked away from the effort largely because of irreconcilable differences with the IASB on the issue of impairment, the process by which losses or likely losses on amortised cost financial assets are written down.Against this background, former EU internal market commission Michel Barnier instructed Philippe Maystadt to look at how the EU could enhance its influence on the IASB’s processes.Maystadt also looked at the ways the EU could improve governance of the European bodies involved in developing these standards.Maystadt delivered his findings to an ECOFIN Council meeting on 15 November 2013. His recommendations received wide support from EU member states.IFRSs are currently mandated for use by all listed companies across the bloc. Under the current endorsement mechanism, the Commission receives advice on the suitability of individual IFRSs for endorsement from the European Financial Reporting Advisory Group (EFRAG).EFRAG also works with European national standard setters on outreach activities designed to stimulate debate among interested parties in Europe on accounting matters.In addition, the Commission receives advice from the SARG or Standards Advice Review Group. On the basis of this advice, the Commission presents a draft regulation to the Accounting Regulatory Committee for approval.The Accounting Regulatory Committee is made up of representatives drawn from individual member states with the Commission as its chair.Subsequently, both the European Council and the Parliament assess whether the Commission has complied with the EU’s accounting directive or not.Effectively, this endorsement mechanism gives a veto to the Commission, the Parliament and the ARC. The Parliament has yet to exercise its veto over an IFRS.Meanwhile, well-placed sources close to the issue have told IPE they do not expect the Parliament to block IFRS 9 – despite recent sabre rattling.Speaking on condition of anonymity, the sources explained that, because IFRS 9 is a delegated act under EU procedure, this means the Parliament is unable to amend it. Instead, it must either accept it or reject it.What is likely, however, is that the Parliament will vote on a non-binding own-initiative resolution of its ECON Committee that could be highly critical of both the IFRS Foundation and the IASB’s standards.IPE has also learned that this report could possibly make reference to the recent opinion of George Bompas QC, in which he questioned the legality of IFRS accounts in the UK.Alongside George Bompas, both the Basel Committee and the Bank of England have raised concerns about IFRS 9.IASB chairman Hans Hoogervorst has previously attempted to sell IFRS 9 as an escape hatch for underwater Greek government debt.Addressing the July 2011 IFRS annual conference, Hoogervorst said: “The endorsement of IFRS by Europe has been extremely important for IFRS.“We still have a small problem now with IFRS 9. There are many people who now think they should adopt it quickly because it gives a little bit more leeway in terms of the Greek government bonds.“Right now, most of them are held available for sale. If you impair them, you have to impair them at the going market rate – not very high, I believe, 30% – whereas, if they are at amortised cost, as IFRS 9 makes possible, then you still have the possibility of making at least some sort of judgement.”last_img read more

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UK public pension pool preps £2bn corporate bond fund

first_imgLGPS Central is looking for active managers to run a £2bn (€2.2bn) global investment grade corporate bond fund.The tender, aided by IPE Quest, marks the latest step in the pooling of assets held by the consortium’s nine local authority pension fund members. Together they have £40bn in assets under management.The corporate bond tender is in line with previously outlined plans to roll out a number of pooled fixed income funds next year.According to the IPE Quest notice for the corporate bond tender, LGPS Central was looking for managers to be able to demonstrate a “consistent, robust, repeatable investment process” and an actively managed portfolio. Responsible investment would need to be part of the investment process and full transparency on a look-through basis would need to be provided with the fund’s custodian.The pension manager was also looking for a “low cost, fully transparent, value for money” offering.Third parties have been invited to tender through a pre-qualification questionnaire process. Successful applications would then be invited to complete a request for proposal before a “competitive dialogue” during final interviews and selection.LGPS Central specified that interested parties should tender using only the following e-mail address: globaligcorpbondfund@lgpscentral.co.uk.The deadline for submitting pre-qualification questionnaires is 10 December at noon UK time.Since receiving regulatory authorisation in January, LGPS Central has launched three pooled equity funds and announced the managers of another equity fund, which together are expected to hold £14bn of investments from its partner local government pension scheme (LGPS) funds.When the procurement process for LGPS Central’s global active equity multi-manager fund was under way 150 fund  managers from across the world expressed an initial interest in tendering for the mandate.The IPE news team is unable to answer any further questions about IPE Quest, Discovery, or Innovation tender notices to protect the interests of clients conducting the search. To obtain information directly from IPE Quest, please contact Jayna Vishram on +44 (0) 20 3465 9330 or email jayna.vishram@ipe-quest.com.last_img read more

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Bardon house has more bathrooms than bedrooms

first_imgThe house at 93 Outlook Cres, Bardon, has seven toilets.THIS house has more bathrooms than it does bedrooms.That’s right, the house at 93 Outlook Cres, Bardon, has six bathrooms and five bedrooms across its three levels.On the middle level are two bedrooms, a family room with a fireplace, a wine cellar, powder room and a rumpus room with a full wet bar. The front of 93 Outlook Cres, Bardon.The rumpus opens out to an alfresco dining area and the pool.On the top level are three more bedrooms, a laundry, and an open plan kitchen, living and dining area.Each bedroom is ensuited, and on the top floor is an extra bathroomBetween the bathrooms and powder room, there are seven toilets. One of the home’s fireplaces and living rooms.But it was the location of this Bardon property that sold it to Greg and Melanie Ryan when they bought it nine years ago.Mr Ryan said they had moved from Ashgrove and believed there was nowhere else like it in Brisbane.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus15 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market15 hours ago“There’s nowhere else in Brisbane like it that has a full view of the city, is 5km from the city and has Mount Coot-Tha (Reserve) at the back fence,” Mr Ryan said.“The house is incredibly quiet because there is no reason for anyone to come up here.” There is a bar downstairs …Mr Ryan said the home had been great for entertaining, and they had raised two daughters there.“It was a magnificent family home,” he said.“It’s an excellent house for entertaining too.“It’s got a big entertaining room with a bar and kitchen downstairs, so we’ve had a 50th, two 18th birthdays and a 21st there.”center_img … and a kitchen upstairs.His favourite room, however, was the main bedroom.“The master bedroom has a full view of the city,” he said.“It was superb and there is so much birdlife in that area.” The bedroom has a leafy outlook.Mr Ryan said they often took advantage of the fact the property backed onto bushland.“There are some lovely walking tracks into the mountains.”He believed the house would suit a professional couple with children.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:51Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:51 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD576p576p432p432p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenStarting your hunt for a dream home00:51last_img read more

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Former Liverpool legend turned Brisbane Roar coach Robbie Fowler is scoring goals in the property market

first_img Justin Bieber’s epic $13m mansion for sale Brisbane Roar new head coach Robbie Fowlera. (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)Anything from apartments to small houses and large properties that had high rental demand were his favoured list of properties — both in his hometown Liverpool and offshore — and his investments began early during his career.The legendary player, who’s admitted that his property investments came off heeding good advice from financial planners, turned that experience into the Robbie Fowler Property Academy. Liverpool’s Robbie Fowler playing for Liverpool in 1996. Soccer A/CT“It’s not something I do all the time. My wife deals with it. I’m involved with a company who basically teach people (how to buy property),” he told The Courier-Mail.With the family now Queensland-based, his firm has joined forces with Educators Legacy Education Alliance teaching Aussies how to get stuck into real estate via workshops in Brisbane and Melbourne. Basically how “investing in property can give you the chance to earn money in your sleep”, according to Fowler’s own marketing.“Not everything’s going to be positive for everyone, people might think it’s not for them. For me it was a learning curve and you know I learnt so much myself on these courses,” he told the paper.The soccer legend penned his experiences in a new book, My Life In Football, which is set for release November 14.“Hear my thoughts on the modern game, sharing stories from the dressing room, no nailing any players) my legendary teammates as well as my rise to football’s top table,” is how he’s been spruiking it.“It’s coming out November,” he said, “I’ve had one before and it’s probably a little bit of a follow on, talking about all the stuff that’s happened since I created the first (book). I’m looking forward to it actually. It will be good.” Head Coach Robbie Fowler poses during the Brisbane Roar Media Day at the BRFC City of Logan Training Facility on October 02, 2019 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)Fowler, whose feats include 183 goals in 369 matches for English Premier League giants Liverpool, advises anyone wanting to follow his footsteps in the property market to know where they stand and why they are doing it.What he has dropped off his investment list is race horses.“Funny enough I lost interest when I came over here back in the day (in 2009 to play for North Queensland Fury). I was a jumps man, I prefer the jumps. When I came over to it was more flat, so by the time I went back home I sort of lost interest because it was different horses … I have had a few good horses, various good horses but football made me end it.”His love of property though continues unabated, and his tips for real estate punters were pretty straight forward. Robbie Fowler’s top tips for scoring in the property market “Write down what you want a potential property portfolio to deliver in the short to medium term.” 6. Know the reason why 1. Know your expenses “Check your current score and look into how you can improve your score, if need be,” he said. 4. Know what you want Buyers missing out despite record low rates “Consider whether you want ‘cash flow’ or ‘capital growth’ when considering a property investment career, albeit part or full-time.” 5. Set property goals “Understand the difference between an asset and a liability. Get some professional property training.” 3. Know your credit score Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:29Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:29 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenWays to get into the property market for less00:29New Brisbane Roar A-League soccer coach, Robbie Fowler — dubbed “God” during his heyday in Liverpool -may be worth an estimated $56 million with as many as 80 properties, but by his own admission, he’s done so by being risk averse.Fowler, who was such a prolific property investor that Manchester City fans changed the words to Yellow Submarine to ‘we all live in a Robbie Fowler house”, has continued his interest in real estate here. MORE NEWS: The House Rules home given a $200k overhaul “When it comes to property investing, first, you need to look at your outgoings and understand where your money is being spent,” he told The Courier-Mail.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus11 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market11 hours ago“Many people think that owning a home is an asset but if you are mortgaged up to the hilt, this could be seen as more of a liability. So create a monthly outgoings spreadsheet.” 2. Know balance sheets “Put some thought into your ‘why’,” he said. “Is it to spend more time with your family? Or perhaps to pursue your dream of travelling the world? Your why is an intrinsic part of your investing journey. It is a key motivator and reality checker.” *ADDITIONAL REPORTING BY MARCO MONTEVERDElast_img read more

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2 cops injured in road crash

first_imgBoth Famindalan and Lumampao were frontlinersassigned at a border point in Barangay Buntatala, also in Jaro district. According to police investigation, Famindalanand Lumampao fell off their motorcycle after the former lost control of thevehicle around 8:15 a.m. on Saturday. Patrolman Leo Famindalan, 30, of SanJoaquin, Iloilo and Corporal Judel Lumampao, 36, of Barangay Trapeche, Oton,Iloilo sustained injuries on the body. ILOILO City – Two police officers figuredin a road accident in Barangay Bitoon, Jaro district. The two policemen received treatment atthe West Visayas State University Medical Center in La Paz district./PNlast_img

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