Lucky No. 13 sets new record on Tequila Street

first_imgThe home at 13 Tequila St, Kippa-Ring.Ms Fenton said the home attracted a mix of local owner-occupiers and investors. The successful buyer will be both. “His short-term plan is to put a tenant in and his long-term plan is to shift up here,” Ms Fenton said. The local agent said the Kippa-Ring market was performing well. “The new infrastructure, particularly the train station, has really put Kippa-Ring on the map,” she said. “It’s also the next affordable option for buyers who can’t get into Redcliffe or Scarborough. You get a lot for your money in Kippa-Ring.” The home at 13 Tequila St, Kippa-RingA THREE-BEDROOM brick and tile home has set a new street record after selling in Kippa-Ring. The property at 13 Tequila St sold for $527,000 to an interstate buyer. Marketing agent Johanne Fenton of One Agency Redcliffe said the home went under contract within 10 days of hitting the market. “We had a lot of buyers through. That lowset brick and tile home seems to be most in demand at the moment,” she said. More from newsLand grab sees 12 Sandstone Lakes homesites sell in a week21 Jun 2020Tropical haven walking distance from the surf9 Oct 2019“The property was also in a quiet street opposite a park and people could move in without any extra major expense.”last_img read more

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UK Pensions Regulator makes chief executive appointment

first_imgThe UK Pensions Regulator (TPR) has unveiled Lesley Titcomb as its new chief executive after a nearly two-year search.Titcomb joins from financial services regulator the Financial Conduct Authority, where she is currently COO.She is expected to take up her new role as head of TPR in March 2015, with current interim chief executive, Stephen Soper, stepping down.Soper was appointed interim after former chief Bill Galvin’s departure and will move back to his role as executive director for defined benefit (DB) regulation. Galvin announced he was leaving TPR in March 2013 to become the chief executive of the Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS), one of the UK’s largest schemes, with £42bn (€52.5bn) in assets.Titcomb, also an FCA board member, has been COO since April 2013 after joining the organisation’s predecessor in 1994.Titcomb said: “With so much fundamental change, it is important that the industry is overseen by a strong, independent pensions regulator, focused on the issues within the sector, that is respected for its technical expertise and authoritative voice.“I relish the opportunity of working with the regulator’s high-quality team and with other industry stakeholders.”Soper will lead the organisation until Titcomb joins in March next year.last_img read more

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Jones appointed to  Cricket Australia board

first_imgFORMER women’s Test player Mel Jones has been appointed to fill the vacant director’s role on Cricket Australia’s (CA) board.CA on Wednesday confirmed Jones’ elevation as Victoria’s nominee, which makes her the first former female player to become a state-appointed director.The move officially ends the chapter of one of the most tumultuous periods in the board’s history.Chairman Earl Eddings had been the previous Victorian nominee, but moved to fill one of the three independent roles earlier this year.That came after he lost the backing of his state when he took over from David Peever as the game’s chair amid the fallout from the cultural review last year.Mark Taylor and Bob Every are two others to have stood down in the past 15 months.However Jones’ appointment now returns the board to its full complement of nine, with six state-nominated directors and three independents.“Mel has been an active and inspiring part of the cricket fabric for many years and we are privileged to have her join the board,” Eddings said.“Australian cricket has been undergoing significant change over the past two years and I’ve no doubt Mel’s experience on and off the field will be an asset to the team as we move into our next phase.“Mel’s commitment to the game and her advocacy, particularly for women in sport, will only bolster our continued focus on advancing cricket to be the number one sport for women and girls.”Jones played five Tests and 61 one-dayers for Australia, winning two World Cups.She has remained in the game and filled various sports administration roles since her international retirement in 2005, including in indigenous communities, schools, women’s and pathways cricket.She is also one of the most prominent commentators on the global circuit.“I have much admiration for the work that has been undertaken over the past 18 months in particular, an incredibly challenging time for cricket, and testament to its place in the hearts of Australians,” Jones said.(AAP)last_img read more

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Destiny finally introduces microtransactions with the Eververse Trading

first_imgWell, it finally happened. One of Destiny players’ worst fears — whether rational or not — has come true. Starting Tuesday, October 13, Bungie will introduce the player base to the Eververse Trading Company, Destiny’s newly minted in-game cash shop.A couple of weeks before Destiny’s new great expansion The Taken King released, a fan-favorite though admittedly nearly useless NPC, Tess Everis (played by beloved voice actress Claudia Black), was removed from the Tower, the main social hub of the game. Around that time, players uncovered a Bungie trademark for something called “Eververse,” which, considering the sound of the name, players linked to Tess and her disappearance. Earlier today, Bungie released a news update outlining Tess’ triumphant return to the Tower, and that she’ll be bringing the game’s new cash shop with her.The Eververse Trading Company logo revealed in Bungie’s news update.For starters, Tess will offer 18 new emotes for players to purchase using yet another currency being added to Destiny’s already convoluted economy: Silver. As Destiny players know, emotes are fluff and — despite one objective in a secret patrol mission (which can use the free emotes that come with the game) — aren’t needed for anything in the game.The emotes are similar to the collector items players could purchase alongside The Taken King, which included an exclusive class item and a new dance emote. Bungie made these collector items available in a separate $20 set for players that didn’t want to purchase the full collector’s edition. The community was split on the pack — each item averaged out to about $2, and the class items don’t scale with player level, so they (more or less) become useless once you climb beyond their level. It seems, though, that the trial run of the $20 pack was enough to go forward with the new Eververse cash shop. In all fairness to Bungie, emotes are indeed just cosmetic items that have no effect on the game besides what disrespectful dance you perform atop the corpses of your enemies.Bungie has yet to detail the new pricing structure of Silver, and we’ll also need to wait and see what else the developer has in store for the Eververse Trading Company. Players will get some free Silver when the update goes live, likely in an effort to appease the cash shop doomsayers and preemptively lessen the severity of the incoming community storm. So, it looks like we all have something new to look forward with next Tuesday’s weekly reset: some new dances to soothe our pain when Oryx drops nothing but a couple of Moldering Shards and some Wormspore.last_img read more

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