May 7

Two Somerset estate agent rivals die within a day of each other

first_imgHome » News » Agencies & People » Two Somerset estate agent rivals die within a day of each other previous nextAgencies & PeopleTwo Somerset estate agent rivals die within a day of each otherDavid Ware and Peter Lee both worked as agents in the town of Taunton until retiring but have both now died within 24 hours of each other.Nigel Lewis12th July 20190984 Views Two retired but formerly rival estate agents in the South West have died within a day of each other.Taunton agents David Ware (pictured, above), founder of Ware & Co and a former NAEA president and Peter Lee, who ran an eponymous estate agency in the town and was also a well-known name in the area, have died in their mid-70s following their retirement from sales and lettings.David Ware, who has died aged 74 and is said to have loved his work as an estate agent, founded his company in 1986 and in 1991 became president of NAEA Propertymark.Although he later retired, he was a frequent visitor to his former business’s branch in Taunton, which is still run by members of his family.Estate agentA celebration of his life is due to be held today at Taunton Deane Crematorium at 2pm, at which family members have said mourners can wear ‘bright colours’ to celebrate his life.Peter Lee, who died a day after David Ware on June 24 aged 76 years, was a well-known local estate agent who also ran his own company and who also gained local fame after serving as a mayor of Taunton.His funeral is due to take place also at Taunton Deane Crematorium on July 18th at 2.30pm.Ware & Co Taunton estate agent July 12, 2019Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021last_img read more

August 16

18 medals for swimmers of PK ”Zmaj-Alpamma”

first_imgThe second International Swimming Meeting ”Mladost Kup 2013” was held this Saturday in Banja Luka. This meeting was held at the City Olympic swimming pool in Banja Luka. The competitors competed in two swimming pools. Children up to 12 years of age competed in the 25 meter long swimming pool, while older swimmers competed in the 50 meter long Olympic swimming pool. The competition welcomed 200 competitors from 15 clubs. Besides the clubs from B&H, clubs from Croatia and Serbia also competed at this meeting.Swimming pool PK “Zmaj-Alpamma” participated at this competition with 30 competitors. Some of them are: Melika Imamović, Džana Kasumović, Džana Čaušević, Belma Rahmanović, Azra Ibrahimagić, Mila Hrustić, Iris Samardžić, Merisa Mustajbašić, Asja Merdić, Andrej Simić, Vladimir Simić, Kajs Hadžić, Maid Sukanović, Adi Mešetović, Ahmed Imamović, Amar Ustavdić, Tarik Ustavdić, Amir Imamović, Belmin Karić, Faris Čanović, Emir Jusičić, Faris Škahić, Benjamin Ibrahimagić, Eldar Vikalo, Azur Žabić, Denis Stankić, Harun Bajramović, Zlatan Radovanović, Amar Koprić and Damir Koprić.Swimmers from PK “Zmaj-Alpamm“ won in total 18 medals at this competition, out of which 3 gold, 8 silver and 7 bronze medals. Andrej Simić, a swimmer from PK “Zmaj-Alpamma” is the pride of this club. He was proclaimed as the best athlete from Tuzla and as the best athlete from the Municipality of Tuzla for the year 2012.last_img read more

November 7

National Youth Squads in camp this weekend

first_imgAustralia’s recently named National Youth Squads will meet in Sydney this weekend to take part in their first training camp in the lead up to the 2015 Youth Trans Tasman Series. The four squads – 18’s Boys, 18’s Girls, 20’s Boys and 20’s Girls – will use the opportunity to train together as a contingent for their first training camp following the squad’s announcement earlier in the month. Australia and New Zealand will battle it out at Remondis Stadium, Cronulla for the prestigious Youth Trans Tasman trophy from Friday, 16 January to Sunday, 18 January 2015. The Australian Youth teams will be hoping to continue their impressive record over New Zealand in recent times; including their 4-0 series clean-sweep the last time both nations met in Auckland in February, 2013. The squads see a mix of youth and experience, with plenty of new faces, while many players return after being part of the program for the 2013 Youth Trans Tasman Series. A number of players in the 20’s Girls squad have come back into the Youth squad after representing Australia in the 2014 Trans Tasman Series in the Open divisions. Missed the announcement of the National Youth Squads earlier this month? You can view them by clicking on the ‘related news’ story below.Stay tuned to www.touchfootball.com.au for all of the latest news from the camp, as well as to the Touch Football Australia social media pages for all of the latest news, videos and photos. Facebook – www.facebook.com/touchfootballaustraliaTwitter – www.twitter.com/touchfootyausInstagram – www.instagram.com/touchfootballaustralia YouTube – www.youtube.com/touchfootballaus Related LinksYouth Squad Camplast_img read more

October 13

Company that runs BC casino says it follows rules on money laundering

first_imgRICHMOND, B.C. – The head of a company that runs a British Columbia casino alleged to have taken in millions that could be proceeds of crime says procedures to ensure compliance with regulations are strictly followed.Rod N. Baker says the Great Canadian Gaming Corp. has a “culture of integrity and transparency” and is committed to preventing illegal activities at all of its locations, including the River Rock Casino in Richmond.“We are proud of our track record, and the positive and open working relationship we have with our regulatory authorities and Crown partners,” he said in a statement released Monday.Last month, the B.C. government announced an independent expert’s review of the province’s policies in the gambling industry after concerns were raised about the possibility of money laundering at River Rock.Attorney General David Eby said he launched the probe after reading a report about the casino accepting $13.5 million in $20 bills in July 2015 that police said could be proceeds of crime involving Asian VIP clients.Baker said Great Canadian initially detected suspicious activity at the casino in 2012 and that its ongoing monitoring and reporting to the B.C. Lottery Corp. was crucial to identifying the individuals allegedly involved.The company provides records about unusual and large cash transactions directly to the lottery corporation, which assesses whether the transactions raise enough concern for further investigation, he added.“Contrary to suggestions in certain media reports, to our knowledge our company is not under investigation in any jurisdiction. Our employees followed all procedures required of them by BCLC and we do not believe our company’s actions would give cause to initiate any investigation,” he said.Baker said the company has contacted Peter German, who was appointed by Eby to conduct a review of the lottery corporation’s policies and practices to prevent money laundering.“Great Canadian is proud of its culture of integrity and positive interaction with our regulators and Crown partners, and will adopt any changes or improvements to the regulatory structure that result from the review.”Eby said he thought a July 2016 report commissioned by the province’s previous Liberal government should have been made public when it was completed. The report done by the accounting and consulting firm MNP compiled documents from B.C.’s Gaming Policy and Enforcement Branch.It says single cash buy-ins in excess of $500,000 with no known source of funds were accepted at River Rock.“Law enforcement intelligence has indicated that this currency may be the direct proceeds of crime,” the report says.The report makes more than a dozen recommendations, including implementing policies that casinos refuse unsourced cash deposits exceeding an established dollar amount, that anti-money laundering training programs are evaluated, and that casinos work to support cash-alternatives.A B.C. Lottery Corp. document in response said many recommendations in the report have been addressed though it was awaiting more direction from the Gaming Policy Enforcement Branch on dealing with and refusing large, unsourced cash deposits.The MNP report says its review wasn’t meant to provide an analysis about whether money laundering was actually occurring in B.C.’s casinos.last_img read more

October 12

Japan WWII soldier who hid in jungle until 1974 dies

first_imgTokyo–  A Japanese soldier who hid in the Philippine jungle for three decades, refusing to believe World War II was over until his former commander returned and persuaded him to surrender, has died in Tokyo aged 91.Hiroo Onoda waged a guerilla campaign in Lubang Island near Luzon until he was finally persuaded in 1974 that peace had broken out.Leaflet drops and other efforts to convince him the Imperial Army had been defeated were unsuccessful, and it was only a visit from his former commanding officer, who ordered him to lay down his arms, that brought an end to his one-man war. Onoda was the last of several dozen so-called holdouts scattered around Asia, men who symbolised the astonishing perseverance of those called upon to fight for their emperor.Their number included a soldier arrested in the jungles of Guam in 1972.Trained as an information officer and guerrilla tactics coach, Onoda was dispatched to Lubang in 1944 and ordered never to surrender, never to resort to suicidal attacks and to hold firm until reinforcements arrived.He and three other soldiers continued to obey that order long after Japan’s 1945 defeat.Their existence became widely known in 1950, when one of their number emerged and returned to Japan.The remaining men continued to survey military facilities in the area, attacking local residents and occasionally fighting with Philippine forces, although one of them died soon afterwards.Tokyo and Manila searched for the remaining two over the next decade, but ruled in 1959 that they were already dead.However, in 1972, Onoda and the other surviving soldier got involved in a shoot-out with Philippine troops. His comrade died, but Onoda managed to escape.The incident shocked Japan, which took his family members to Lubang in the hope of persuading him that hostilities were over.Onoda later explained that he had believed attempts to coax him out were the work of a puppet regime installed in Tokyo by the United States.He read about his home country in newspapers that searchers deliberately scattered in the jungle for him to find, but dismissed their content as propaganda.The regular overflight by US planes during the long years of the Vietnam war also convinced him that the battle he had joined was still being played out across Asia.It was not until 1974, when his old commanding officer visited him in his jungle hideout to rescind the original order, that Onoda’s war eventually ended.Asked at a press conference in Japan after his return what he had been thinking about for the last 30 years, he told reporters: “Carrying out my orders.”But the Japan that Onoda returned to was much changed. The country he had left, and the one he believed he was still fighting for, was in the grip of a militarist government, bent on realising what it thought was its divine right to dominate the region.Crippled by years of increasingly unsuccessful war, its economy was in ruins and its people were hungry.But the Japan of 1974 was in the throes of a decades-long economic boom and in thrall to Western culture. It was also avowedly pacifist.Onoda had difficultly adapting to the new reality and, in 1975, emigrated to Brazil to start a cattle ranch, although he continued to travel back and forth.In 1984, still very much a celebrity, he established a youth camp, where he taught young Japanese some of the survival techniques he had used during his 30 years in hiding, when he lived on wild cows and bananas.He returned to Lubang in 1996 on a visit, reportedly at the invitation of the local government, despite his having been involved in the killing of dozens of Filipinos during his three-decade battle.He made a donation to the local community, which was reportedly used to set up a scholarship.Until recently, Onoda had been active in speaking engagements across Japan and in 2013 appeared on national broadcaster NHK.“I lived through an era called a war. What people say varies from era to era,” he told NHK in last May. “I think we should not be swayed by the climate of the time, but think calmly,” he said.last_img read more

October 12

King Mohamed VI Has Given Significant Impetus To Relations Between Morocco,…

first_imgMarrakech- King Mohammed VI has given significant impetus to relations between Morocco and the African countries as part of South-South cooperation within an encompassing tripartite strategic vision that includes the Kingdom, other North African countries, and African states to achieve promising value-added projects, said Minister-delegate for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Mbarka Bouaida.The Sovereign has also developed a new concept of humanitarian diplomacy that is highly appreciated by the people of Africa, thanks to its positive impact that transcends official diplomacy, the minister said in an statement to MAP during her visit to Addis Ababa which hosts the 22th summit of the African Union (AU) on January 21-31.Recalling the Royal message of August 2013 at the first conference of ambassadors of His Majesty the King, the Minister said that the roadmap of Moroccan diplomacy emphasizes two priorities: economy and Africa. She said Morocco has invested heavily on the continent, noting that the Kingdom  has developed a multi-faceted approach based on political dialogue and strong economic cooperation.Bouaida also highlighted the partnership agreements signed, and the presence of public and private Moroccan organizations in many African countries carrying out projects benefiting the local population in the field of social housing, banking, energy and telecommunicationslast_img read more

September 18

Napoli reject Chiriches offer

first_imgNapoli have rejected an offer from Stoke City to sign Vlad Chiriches, according to Sports Mole.The Romanian centre-half was mostly on the sidelines through the whole of last season under former manager Maurizio Sarri and has been considering his club future as he seeks more playing time.The porters were looking to take advantage of his current predicament to bring him to the Brittania but have seen their bid of around £13.3million rejected out of hand by Napoli.Stoke City suffered relegation to the Sky Bet Championship from the Premier League last season and are looking to bounce back up immediately.Cristiano Ronaldo, JuventusSerie A Betting: Match-day 3 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Considering there is a number of perfect starts so early in the Serie A season, as well as a few surprisingly not-so perfect ones….The club have already signed Nigerian international midfielder Oghenekaro Etebo and Benik Afobe who spent last season on at Wolverhampton Wanderers.New boss Gary Rowett is keen to add to his squad and has targeted former Spurs defender Chiriches to bring more steel to the club’s defensive unit.The Romanian is expected to play a huge role at Naples this campaign as new boss Carlo Ancelotti is a huge admirer of his abilities.Napoli and Ancelotti will be hoping to go one step further by usurping Juventus from the top of the league after they finished second last season.last_img read more

September 18

Dyche didnt understand why Klopp was angry

first_imgLiverpool manager Jurgen Klopp confronted the Burnley boss after a tackle on Joe Gomez in yesterday’s match in the EPLLiverpool defeated Burnley F.C. 3-1 in yesterday’s English Premier League action.But a tackle on Reds’ Joe Gomez made the manager Jurgen Klopp very angry and he confronted Burnley’s, Sean Dyche.“I was a little confused. I couldn’t make out what part of that was right and wrong,” Dyche told The Lancashire Telegraph.Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane, LiverpoolMo Salah laughs off Sadio Mane incident with a brilliant video Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Mohamed Salah laughed off his little spat with Liverpool team-mate Sadio Mane by posting a brilliant video showing they’ve made up.“What I would say is this, and I think it’s important to register: there were some excellent tackles last night. I think the only one that was questionable was Bardo’s [Phil Bardsley’s on Alberto Moreno].”“I think Ben Mee’s [on Gomez] was a fantastic tackle. I imagine a player who seems to be an honest player, in Gomez, realized that. That was the message we got after,” he added.“We send him our best if any injury has occurred but it wasn’t from a bad tackle.”“He didn’t reference Daniel Sturridge’s cheating when he went down, nothing near him, and he got a free-kick for it,” he explained.last_img read more

September 18

Hierro reveals he was offered a Spain contract extension

first_imgFormer Spain manager Fernando Hierro, revealed that he was offered a contract extension until Qatar 2022 but he ended up rejecting it.The whole deal with Spain and Fernando Hierro during the 2018 World Cup in Russia was nothing short of surreal, he took the hot seat right after Julen Lopetegui got sacked and attempted to right the ship during the competition with little luck.Despite the evident poor performance by the Spanish national team during the competition after getting eliminated by the tournament hosts, Fernando Hierro revealed that he even got offered a contract extension to continue managing the squad until the next World Cup.The former manager recently offered an interview to ‘O11CE Metros’ magazine, where he revealed several details of his whole experience and also how the whole new contract offer took place.“I just turned 50 years old and I have never seen anything like it in my life, to live a situation of such magnitude just three days before the start of a World Cup,” said Hierro in a fragment of the interview picked up by Mundo Derpotivo.“My commitment and honesty took me to take the job as the manager. I understood that I had to do it then, my conscience is clear.”“I actually had a contract until the Qatar World Cup and I still think that the best solution was to step aside, for me and everyone else.”“I decided that I needed to give a chance to the younger generation. We have amazing players and manager, which is the case of Luis Enrique, who is a wonderful national team manager.”Gerard Pique, Neymar, BarcelonaLa Liga Betting: Match-day 4 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Despite it being very early into La Liga season, both Barcelona and Real Madrid have had unprecedented starts to their campaigns. With this in…“I knew that the level of commitment was as high as anyone could imagine, but I needed to step up in a situation as complex as that one.”“I would like to thank the commitment from all the players and everything else, is just football, something you can’t really control,” he added.🇪🇸 Fernando Hierro, en la revista oficial de @afefutbol:➡️ “En mi vida había visto una situación parecida a la del Mundial, pero lo volvería a intentar”👇🏽 La entrevista íntegra https://t.co/hctDAuZgkI— El Partidazo de COPE (@partidazocope) December 24, 2018last_img read more

September 18

Sami Khedira accepts Atalanta deserved to win

first_imgJuventus midfielder Sami Khedira conceded they were second-best to Atalanta and deservedly paid the price for it.Massimiliano Allegri’s side fell to their first domestic defeat of the campaign by losing 3-0 in Bergamo to Atalanta on Wednesday night to end their hopes of a fifth successive Coppa Italia crown.Even with the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Paulo Dybala in the starting line-up, Juventus were unable to threaten an Atalanta side that were clearly at the top of their game in front of their home supporters for the quarter-final tie.Right-back Timothy Castagne gave Atalanta the lead in the 37th-minute with Colombian forward Duvan Zapata then doubling their advantage before the break and then sealing the victory by adding a second goal late on.Juventus had chances though to get back into the game in the second half with Khedira’s volley representing their best chance in scoring.But the former Real Madrid star saw his effort denied superbly by Atalanta goalkeeper Etrit Berisha.Speaking after their quarter-final exit, Khedira acknowledged that the best team won on the night.Romelu Lukaku, Inter MilanLukaku backed to beat Ronaldo in Serie A scoring charts Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Former Inter Milan star Andy van der Meyde is confident Romelu Lukaku will outscore Cristiano Ronaldo in this season’s Serie A.“It’s difficult and sad to lose like that, but it’s part of football and we have to accept it,” said Khedira on the club website.“It wasn’t our best night and Atalanta had a great game. They deserved the win and we wish them good luck for the semi-finals.”Despite the setback, Khedira urged the team to bounce back and return their focus back to the Serie A.“These games can happen over the course of the season,” he said.“Of course, it hurts more when it’s a sudden-death game, but it won’t have any consequences for our league campaign.“We made too many mistakes and Atalanta took advantage of them – we didn’t deserve to go through.”Juventus will next take on Parma on Saturday in Turin for a Serie A match.last_img read more