RAY White Runaway Bay Group auction event attracts a crowd


first_imgThis is Ray White Runaway Bay Group’s Summer Auction Blitz held at Sheraton Mirage. Auctioneer is Nigel Long. Picture: Richard GoslingAmong the sales under the hammer was a four-bedroom home at 43 Poinsettia Ave, Hollywell that sold for $580,000.A palatial mansion on the Sovereign Islands also sold for $2.2 million moments before it was set to go under the hammer.The five-bedroom five-bathroom home at 26 Knightsbridge Pde West was bought by a Gold Coast couple who plan to live in the property. Auctioneer is Nigel Long in action. Picture: Richard GoslingRAY White Runaway Bay Group achieved $5 million in sales at their Summer Auction Blitz.Hosted at Main Beach’s Sheraton Mirage, the group took a list of 14 properties to auction.Four properties sold prior to the event while two sold under the hammer.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North12 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day agoPrincipal Ali Mian said there was a good crowd with plenty of interest in the properties that didn’t sell under the hammer..“We are negotiating on five others at the moment that are close to selling that will hopefully round out the event,” he said.last_img read more

LIAT announces recovery plan for Dominica


first_img Tweet 4302 Views   10 comments Sharing is caring! Share Sharecenter_img BusinessLifestyleLocalNewsRegionalTravel LIAT announces recovery plan for Dominica by: Caribbean News Service – August 29, 2015 ST JOHN’S, Antigua – LIAT has announced changes to its schedule as it seeks to help the people of Dominica with their recovery plan following the passage of Tropical Storm Erika which has resulted in the closure of the Douglas-Charles Airport and the cancellation of several flights over the last three days.In a statement late Friday LIAT said it will be operating an additional 29 services into Guadeloupe over the next week to facilitate movement into and out of Dominica.Effective immediately, customers holding a LIAT ticket to or from Dominica will be allowed to change their flight to or from Guadeloupe, Martinique or St Lucia at no charge.The airline said it is the responsibility of customers taking this option to ensure they meet the appropriate requirements to enter Guadeloupe, Martinique or St Lucia. Customers will also be responsible for any associated costs for the ferry service to or from Dominica. Sharelast_img read more

Sherwood plays down Hoddle comments


first_img Spurs were humiliated at Anfield last weekend as the Barclays Premier League title challengers ran out comprehensive 4-0 victors. The Reds were ahead inside two minutes due to a Younes Kaboul own goal, and Luis Suarez put them further ahead before half-time, when Hoddle claimed his former side looked beaten before they took to the field. Tottenham eventually parted company with Hoddle in September 2003 and despite only having an ill-fated spell at Wolves since then, he has been keen for a return to management. Hoddle last month claimed he came close to returning as manager following Andre Villas-Boas’ sacking, only for Sherwood to be handed the gig on an 18-month deal. However, speculation is mounting that Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy could soon be replacing the former midfielder, with Louis van Gaal, Mauricio Pochettino and Frank de Boer all linked with the job. “I know the media have got a job to do and the speculation is not going to end when you have other managers and national managers touting for your job,” Sherwood said. “They are the ones who are fuelling it. “It is part of the course when you are managing a big club like Tottenham. I have got big enough shoulders – what I am supposed to do?” Rather than fretting about the future, Sherwood’s only concern is getting positive results between now and the end of the season. Embattled Sunderland arrive at White Hart Lane on Monday, when Emmanuel Adebayor is in line for a return from three weeks out with a hamstring problem and gash on his heel. “There’s a chance he could start,” Sherwood said. “He’s done a week’s training so he’s got enough time under his belt. “He won’t be 100 per cent but he’s quite good at 70 per cent. “You’re obviously going to miss a player of his quality but he’s looked good. We’re happy with what he’s produced this week.” Fellow striker Roberto Soldado will miss the clash with Sunderland after being carried off at Anfield. Jan Vertonghen is also absent after sustaining an injury at Liverpool, although Vlad Chiriches and Paulinho are back in contention. Tim Sherwood has hit back at Glenn Hoddle after the former Tottenham manager criticised his players’ mentality in the defeat at Liverpool. The former Spurs boss, speaking during Sky Sports’ live coverage, said the players “were too relaxed, too flimsy” and headed to the north-west “with no steel” – comments that clearly got under the skin of Sherwood. “I don’t know what he said – Glenn’s got a lot of opinion and he’s also got a lot of opinion about Tottenham, and he’s entitled to that,” the Spurs head coach said of the man he played under between 2001 and 2003. “It’s been a long time since Glenn Hoddle’s managed a football team, and the game has moved on quite significantly. “I’m not saying that it’s anything to do with whether the body language is correct or not, but that wouldn’t have been brought up if we had gone out and won the game. “I think you can look at history at some teams who played very well from the outset, probably won the game very easily, and some of them might have been leaning on the walls and doing that, but it never would have been brought up. “I’ve been a pundit myself. It’s easy to look for something when you’ve got nothing else to talk about, other than to be critical of your ex-side.” The pair’s relationship has been strained since Sherwood’s playing days, when Hoddle moved the former Spurs captain on to Portsmouth in January 2003. That summer, with the pressure mounting on the former England boss, Sherwood said that no-one would “shed a single tear” if he was sacked and that getting rid of him was “the only way they will bring success back”. Press Associationlast_img read more

Scrutinizing Reforms at CFPB


first_img Borrowers CFPB Consumers Credit Union Dodd-Frank Fair lending Financial Services Committee HMDA Lenders Mick Mulvaney mortgage 2018-06-06 Radhika Ojha Share June 6, 2018 778 Views Scrutinizing Reforms at CFPBcenter_img in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News In a hearing by the House Financial Services Committee in April, Mick Mulvaney, Acting Director at the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (CFPB) had made recommendations to improve the “transparency and accountability,” at the Bureau. On Wednesday, The Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit held a hearing entitled “Improving Transparency and Accountability at the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection” that discussed Mulvaney’s recommendations and other reforms that would help promote greater transparency and accountability at the Bureau.In his remarks at the hearing, Subcommittee Chairman Blaine Luetkemeyer said that Mulvaney was striving to foster an environment that promoted transparency, legitimacy, and greater consumer choice. However, recognizing that not all reforms could be done administratively, Luetkemeyer said, “The American people deserve a Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection that enforces the law rather than creates it, and that gives power and choice back to the consumers.”During their testimonies at this hearing, Steven Day, President American Land Title Association; Richard Hunt, President and CEO, Consumer Bankers Association; Kate (Larson) Prochaska, Director Center for Capital Markets Competitiveness, U.S. Chamber of Commerce; Hillary O. Shelton, Director, Washington Bureau and SVP, Advocacy and Policy, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP); and Elmer Whitaker, CEO, Whitaker Bank Corporation of Kentucky gave the panel a number of recommendations. They included:Instituting Congressional control over CFPB’s budget and subjecting CFPB to the Congressional appropriations processCoordinating regulatory activities with other agencies to avoid duplication and burdenReforming the consumer complaint databaseProviding clear rules and avoid rulemaking by enforcementReviewing the amount of information and number of mortgage lenders required to make public their loans under the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA)Reasserting the enforcement powers of the Office of Fair LendingEstablishing a bipartisan commission at the CFPB to lead the BureauReviewing Rules for small-dollar bank lending and small business lendingEstablishing debt collection regulations for third-party debt collectors for the right balance between consumer protection and consumer engagementCreating a CFPB Advisory Opinion ProcessReviewing Section 1071 of the Dodd-Frank Act that requires the Bureau to prescribe rules for collecting and reporting data on lending to minority-owned and women-owned small businessesApart from these recommendations the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) also sent a letter to the subcommittee urging the CFPB to streamline regulatory burdens for credit unions and work more closely with the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) on compliance.“Consumers lose when one-size-fits-all rules force credit unions to pull back safe and affordable options from the market, pushing consumers into the arms of the providers engaged in the very activity that the rules were designed to curtail,” the letter said.last_img read more