The Plateau State Police Command on Thursday confirmed the killing of a commercial driver in Jos by suspected hoodlums.
It was learnt that the driver, Fwinbe Thomas, had brushed a motorcycle rider with his vehicle while driving home after the close of work.
However, some hoodlums who were angered by the incident were said to have chased the driver in their motorcycles and attacked him along Tudun Wada Ring Road in Jos, and this led to his death.
The spokesperson for the state Police Command, Alabo Alfred, condemned the action of the hoodlums in a statement on Thursday while confirming the death of the driver
The PPRO said, “The Commissioner of Police, CP Okoro Alawari, totally condemns the unlawful killing of one Mr Fwinbe Thomas who was found lying in the pool of his blood along the Tudun Wada Ring Road, Hwolshe, Jos.
“Sequel to the report of the incident by a credible informant on September 25, 2023, around 10:30pm, the police patrol team attached to the Anglo-Jos Division, rushed to the scene of the incident and found the victim lying in the pool of his blood beside a damaged Suzuki Mini Bus with number plate KWK 536 XA.”
The police added that the victim was suspected to have been beaten to death by the hoodlums, suspected to be commercial motorcyclists.
The police, in a message, said one of the suspect that killed the young man had been arrested.
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Asking prices for homes inched higher in the third quarter of the year, buoyed by strong demand and a sharp decline in the number of homes listed for sale, according to Daft.ie.
In its latest housing market report the property website said prices rose by an average of 1.1 per cent between June and September, down from 3.4 per cent in the previous three-month period. However, it meant that nationally prices were 3.7 per cent higher than a year ago, “a modest increase” compared to the first and second quarters of the year.
Driving the increase in prices, the number of homes available to buy in the State fell to just 12,200 by September 1st, a 20 per cent year-on-year decline and around half the pre-Covid 2019 average of 24,000.
While the supply of new homes has picked up since the pandemic – with roughly 30,000 new units expected to be completed this year – the second-hand market has not recovered from the pandemic and remains “very tight”, according to the report.
Report author Trinity College Dublin associate economics professor Dr Ronan Lyons said the flow of homes to market was arrested in 2020 and 2021 due to the pandemic but began to improve “bit by bit” to reach a peak of sorts in early 2022.
“But over the last 18 months the 12-month total number of homes listed for sale has largely been stuck at that level,” he said. “And in the last few months it has started to dip. While in the year to February there were 4 per cent more homes listed for sale than in the preceding 12-month period, in the year to August, there were 4 per cent fewer homes than in the equivalent period a year earlier.”
He said this pattern was seen across all four principal regions of the country covered in the report, suggesting a weakening of supply “although not dramatically, at least not yet”.
While the supply of new units to the market has improved in recent years, the volume of these new homes coming on to the private market is limited, with many being one-off new builds or bought for social housing by local authorities. Consequently, second-hand properties are still in high demand but fewer homeowners are putting their homes up for sale due to a combination of factors including cost and a slowing pipeline of landlord sales among others.
Nationally the average asking price for a home in the third quarter of the year was €322,602, roughly 13 per cent below the Celtic Tiger-era peak, Daft said.
Prices in Dublin were just 1.7 per cent higher compared with a year ago, with other cities outstripping the capital’s rate of price growth. Asking prices were between 3.9 per cent and 4.7 per cent higher year-on-year in Galway, Limerick and Waterford, according to the report.
SINGAPORE, Sept 29 (Reuters) – China’s international trade council has formally asked the United States to “carefully consider” rules that ban or restrict U.S. investments in China’s tech sector, state television reported on Friday.
U.S. President Joe Biden signed the executive order last month which prohibits or restricts investments in Chinese entities involved in semiconductors and microelectronics, quantum information technologies and certain artificial intelligence systems.
State television said the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade, which is supervised by the Ministry of Commerce, said the order sets “vague and broad restrictions” on investors and transaction types, and does not differentiate between military and civilian purposes.
“That not only gives rise to transaction risks and compliance cost…but also damages the highly inter-dependent global industrial chain,” the chamber added.
Biden’s order was aimed at protecting national security and preventing U.S. capital from aiding China’s military.
U.S. financial firms，asked to meet a Sept 28 deadline to provide input, are also pushing for greater clarity on the proposed new rules which they say are too vague and put the onus of compliance on investors.
The rules are expected to be implemented sometime next year. (Reporting by Chen Aizhu; editing by Miral Fahmy)
Published September 29, 2023
“ERA-co is a global place consultancy that harnesses the power of data and analytics to unlock the true potential of neighborhoods, towns, and cities”
NEW YORK, NY – Place Consultancy, ERA-co, launches a new website and reveals a modern approach to placemaking across its global offices in the US, UK, Australia, China and the Middle East. As the consultancy heads into its fifth year, its new phase of growth has fully ramped up.
By combining data-driven insight and business acumen with urban planning and placemaking expertise, ERA-co has a unique ability to provide what its clients consider to be a more robust approach to placemaking: a rich understanding of the human dimensions of place and how this understanding shapes the built environment.
While the consultancy is instructed by the original tenants of placemaking, it takes a data-led approach to spatializing experience by aligning societal and cultural shifts to drive community-led outcomes.
As global director of ERA-co, Steve Cornwell wrote in Fast Company, “Urban planning and placemaking involves a wide range of social, cultural, and political considerations.”
In a recent conversation with NY Weekly, he states, “Cities are grappling with climate emergency, shifting generational ideals and culture, and a post-pandemic global health crisis. All these macro events impacting our world are radically transforming how we live. These very real challenges form part of our lens as we expand the discipline of placemaking to tackle the future.”
Working with city makers across every scale and sector, the place consultancy has developed a fully operational global footprint with which to propel its belief that transformative placemaking can advance humanity. Driven by the belief that places need to transcend architecture and the built environment, ERA-co is on a mission to leave a lasting impact on every project it touches.
As a cross-disciplinary consultancy offering Place Intelligence, Placemaking, Urban Strategy & Design, Masterplanning, Destination Branding & Place Identity, Retail & Culture Strategy, Workplace Strategy, Strategic Advisory, and Visualization & CGI, ERA-co brings meaningful insight and clarity to the most complex of urban challenges.
Visit https://www.era-co.com/ to learn more about ERA-co and its approach to placemaking.
ERA-co is a global place consultancy that harnesses the power of data and analytics to unlock the true potential of neighborhoods, towns, and cities. Operating in the space between creativity, business, and urbanism, it explores the dynamic interactions between people and places to design truly human-centric experiences. ERA-co believes placemaking has the transformative power to advance humanity.
While a recent research project by Bain found that Australians are positive about the government’s use of consultancies, a series of focus groups, conducted on behalf of the government by Deloitte, detected some
very slight levels of negativity. (The 725-page report, “Are you f—ing serious?”: Community responses to government spending on consultants, can be found in Appendix D.)
Due to a lack of resources within the public service, we now require an external party to provide an integrated, 360-degree, solutions-focused deep-dive to close the loop on strategic deliverables moving forward (translation: please tell us what to do next).
2. Key deliverables
The successful consultancy will be required to:
a) Determine whether $43 billion is, in fact, a lot of money
b) Provide a recommendation for the optimum level of government consulting work in the future (eg “the same”, “more”, “a lot more” etc)
c) Pad it out in a 400-page PowerPoint with a meaningless-but-impressive-sounding title such as “Driving efficiency dividends in a climate of escalating citizen expectations”.
You may also wish to include an additional costed proposal for fixing the cock-ups that will inevitably arise from your original recommendations.
3. Evaluation criteria
Prospective consultancies will be judged on their knowledge of government consulting and the consulting profession. Also, if you have any details on the government’s taxation policy that you could share with us, that would be a massive bonus. The only guy with the log-in password was from PwC and he’s now on indefinite leave.
We will consider proposals up to $200 million + materials. Up to $300 million if your proposal includes a senior partner briefly sitting in on a meeting and saying the word “synergies”.
5. Mandatory requirements
A set of “company values” that includes the terms Integrity, Trust and Honesty.
6. Optional requirements
A Conflicts of Interest assessment.
Please submit your proposal to our tender management team, currently being run on behalf of the government by our consulting partner PwC. They promise they won’t share it with anyone.
- James Schloeffel is founder of The Shovel and Wankernomics.com – an important new resource for corporate Australia.
While a formal guide is yet to be set, it is expected the Hockey residence will sell for well above the median price, given two vacant blocks on the same leafy cul-de-sac – albeit with DA approvals for two luxury builds – sold for $14.75 million earlier this month.
The former Australian ambassador to the US won his first political campaign at age 14 in Northbridge after he and a group of friends convinced Willoughby Council to install new cricket nets at Northbridge Oval after a successful campaign run by a young Mr Hockey and his schoolfriends.
Terrey Hills gallops to new heights
In the upper reaches of Sydney, Oxanda Education childcare entrepreneur and GWS Giants deputy chairman Adrian Fonseca and his wife, Nancy Reardon-Fonseca, have reset the Terrey Hills record with the $14.1 million sale of their luxury equestrian property.
The 1.76 -hectare property on Myoora Road features a contemporary family home constructed by local firm Cadence and Co, hardwood stables, a separate guest cottage, floodlit Olympic-sized arena and seven paddocks.
The previous Terrey Hills record was set by NSW Blues Coach Brad Fittler and his wife, Marie Liarris, when they sold their acreage to Telstra chairman John Mullen and his wife, Jacqueline, for $12 million last year.
The NRL star and his family stayed in the area, paying $8.225 million for another Terrey Hills estate.
Similarly, the Fonsecas aren’t relocating far, given they already own another equestrian property in neighbouring Duffys Forest, having paid $14.38 million for the trophy estate Claremont in late 2021.
Like Terrey Hills, prices in Duffys Forest have been on the up, with the recent sale of investment banker Simon Tripp and wife Brenda’s two-hectare, six-paddock estate Jabilusa for an undisclosed sum well over $14 million.
Located between the Sydney’s upper north shore and northern beaches, both Terrey Hills and Duffys Forest are undergoing a price recalibration after a slew double-digit sale prices.
The low-density, semi-rural region once known as the home of Skippy (the bush kangaroo) and Dick Smith has now become a coveted lifestyle destination.
When asked by AFR Weekend about the region’s appeal, Mr Fonseca said the area offered a national park lifestyle 40 minutes from the city. “There’s no need to go to the Southern Highlands when you can go to Terrey Hills,” Mr Fonseca said, remarking on the area’s proximity to the beach, improving amenity and abundance of nature and wildlife.
The Fonsecas are expanding their (luxury) foothold on both sides of the Harbour Bridge, given they’ve recently bought a three-storey 1970s home in Bellevue Hill for $15.58 million – located next door to their existing family home purchased for $14.35 million in 2018.
The Terrey Hills property was sold by Shayne Hutton of Sydney Country Living.
Trader lists $13m Palm Beach abode
Staying on the northern fringes of Sydney where trader Zorin Finkelsen has listed his designer four-level Palm Beach escape with a $13 million guide.
The designer ocean-view property – featured in Belle’s Beautiful Australian Homes – comes with a heated pool, steam room, cellar and a kitchen with Gaggenau appliances and an integrated Sub-Zero fridge.
The master suite occupies the entire top floor, with an ensuite featuring the “Terra” bathtub by Italian bathroom designer Boffi. Meanwhile, automatic gates and a turning circle help visitors to avoid any awkward multi-attempt hill reverses.
So well regarded is Mr Finkelsen in trading circles that American Hedge Fund Point 72 even set up a bespoke northern beaches office to accommodate the beachside lifestyle of their star portfolio manager when he was recruited in 2019.
The sale is being handled through LJ Hooker Palm Beach’s BJ and David Edwards, who declined to comment on the vendor.
Bellevue Hill’s $30m opening
A slice of Bellevue Hill’s coveted Victoria Road in Sydney’s eastern suburbs has hit the market, guiding $30 million.
The five-bedroom home is being sold by Ray White Double Bay’s Alan Fettes and Elliott Placks on behalf of vendor Heidi Vanderwerff.
The property – previously owned by Christie Corporate’s Robert Christie – has panoramic harbour views, a Japanese garden with waterfall plus heated pool, spa and gym.
The 1300-square-metre landholding – which last traded for $7.7 million in 2006 – was once part of Bellevue Hill’s Leura estate. Leura’s original Federation home was recently sold to flower wholesaler Leo Lynch for about $70 million.
The $30 million listing is located at the harbour end of Victoria Road, next door to Morgan Stanley CEO Richard Wagner’s Bellevue Hill pad. Mr Wagner paid $12.3 million in 2009 for the neighbouring property before embarking on major renovations in 2015.
Spring has (finally) sprung in Toorak
There’s some good news for hapless trophy home hunters scouring Melbourne’s priciest suburb, with some late spring additions taking the edge off Toorak’s well-documented dearth of supply.
Following Five:Am yoghurt founder David and Sallie Prior’s $50 million offering on St Georges Road earlier this week, another historic Toorak abode has come to market with a (slightly) more affordable guide of $19.5 million to $20.5 million.
The 1910-built property on Balmerino Avenue is being sold by jewellery designer Lousje Skala, and features a pool and tennis court along with a Sue Carr-designed pavilion on a 1687-square-metre block.
The property is listed by Kay & Burton’s Andrew Sahhar, in conjunction with Marshall White’s Marcus Chiminello.
DES MOINES, Iowa — The Animal Rescue League is working to help 81 dogs recover after being rescued from inhumane conditions at a Boone County puppy mill.
On Friday, Sept. 22, the ARL removed 99 dogs from a commercial breeding facility that is licensed by the state.
Many of those dogs were matted, causing them to be in pain and in desperate need of medical care.
While the rescue of nearly 100 dogs is out of the ordinary for most, the ARL said situations like these are far too common.
This organization has rescued more than 500 dogs before from similar conditions.
“What’s more significant than moving them is the care that they require. Every individual animal nearly had to be groomed, and we’ve been working day and night trying to meet, you know, their medical needs, their psychological needs their behavioral needs,” said Joe Stafford, the director of animal services at the Animal Rescue League of Iowa.
The ARL wants people looking for dogs to adopt and not shop.
Community support is the most important aspect for the ARL, and they told Local 5 they couldn’t do what they do without it.
They organization said at that foster homes, volunteering and financial donations are the best ways to support their organization.
They add that it is important to do your research if you are looking to find your next furry friend from a breeder.
If you want to adopt one of these dogs, they will all eventually be listed on the ARL’s website.
To learn more about what some of these inhuman conditions look like you can visit: You can help save animals today | ASPCA.
VEEDERSBURG, Ind. — The Fountain Central boys tennis team advanced to an IHSAA sectional final with a 5-0 win over South Vermillion on Thursday.
Gabe McCollum, Skyler Hoagland and Ayden Batchelor each won in singles for the Mustangs, while the teams of Noah Armstrong and Koby Wolf and Wes Jackson and Brayden Prickett won in doubles.
The Mustangs will play Parke Heritage for the title on Friday. Parke Heritage beat Covington 5-0 as the Trojans will end the season at 2-12.
PREP BOYS TENNIS
IHSAA Class 1A Sectional
At Veedersburg, Ind.
Fountain Central 5, South Vermillion 0
Singles — Gabe McCollum (FC) def. Brayson Shoults 6-1, 6-2. Skyler Hoagland (FC) def. Walt Beardsley 6-0, 6-0. Ayden Batchelor (FC) def. Zane Matherly 6-0, 6-0.
Doubles — Noah Armstrong-Koby Wolf (FC) def. Landon Downs-Cael Buddle 6-4, 6-3. Wes Jackson-Brayden Prickett (FC) def. Coleman Rice-Luke Guinn 6-1, 6-0.
Records — Fountain Central 10-2 overall, South Vermillion 2-14 overall.
Parke Heritage 5, Covington 0
Singles — Lewie Woody (PH) def. Urban Roarks 6-2, 2-6, 7-5, Carson McCalister (PH) def. Carson Schaeffer 6-1, 6-1. Nate Woodard (PH) def. Luke Holycross 7-5, 6-0.
Doubles — Max Dowd-Jayce Crosley (PH) def. Brody Goodrich 6-4, 6-0. Luke Gordon-Parker Hopkins (PH) def. Grissom Cope-Nathan Webster 6-0, 6-0.
Records — Parke Heritage 11-7 overall, Covington 2-12 overall.
Atlanta, GA, Sept. 28, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) —
Discover the transformative essence of Trilith, a flourishing nucleus of ingenuity and artistic brilliance located in the vibrant heart of Southern Atlanta. This revelation comes courtesy of Lori Lane, President of the New Homes Division at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Georgia Properties, who not only oversees and directs sales endeavors for Trilith but also intimately knows the allure of Trilith, being a homeowner and a frequent weekend visitor herself. Lane escapes to her second home in Trilith to bask in the unique charm of the town, indulge in its diverse culinary scene, and immerse herself in the myriad of enriching experiences that the community offers. In sharing her experiences and insights, Lane paints a vivid portrayal of Trilith’s pioneering spirit and its potential to reshape urban living through its synthesis of sustainability, walkability, and vibrant community life. Journey with us through Lori Lane’s eyes and explore the diverse and harmonious world of Trilith, where makers live, create, and inspire, establishing a new paradigm for holistic living just a breath away from Hollywood in the Atlanta suburbs.
Exploring Trilith: A Blend of Creativity and Community
Nestled just south of Atlanta, Trilith emerges as a beacon of unparalleled urban living, seamlessly connecting to major interstates and a mere stone’s throw from the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. Directly opposite the illustrious Trilith Studios—America’s largest film studio—this 235-acre marvel unfolds as a masterful town that blends residential and mixed-use spaces, epitomizing the essence of new urbanism.
Trilith Studios: An Expansive Canvas
Trilith Studios’ continuous growth is a testament to its visionary ethos. With its fifth phase underway, the sprawling 740-acre complex boasts an impressive array of 32 soundstages. This expansion, powered by Georgia’s film tax credits, encompasses the ambitious “Trilith South,” promising an even larger canvas for cinematic excellence.
Unveiling Trilith: A Creative Nexus
At the helm of Trilith, a narrative unfolds that extends far beyond the confines of traditional filmmaking. Trilith is more than a studio; it is a living experiment, a harmonious fusion of rural tranquility and urban vibrancy. Fueled by its commitment to sustainability and innovation, Trilith beckons creative families from diverse backgrounds to partake in a reimagined suburban experience.
Where Dreams Reside: Town at Trilith
Embracing the European charm of its architecture, the Town at Trilith welcomes approximately 1,000 residents to call its unique homes and apartments their own. Rooted in the principles of walkability and diversity, the town’s upcoming housing phase aims to cultivate an even richer tapestry of themes and interconnectedness. The varied home prices foster a sense of inclusivity, while the vibrant commercial core offers a symphony of gastronomic delights, boutiques, and a thoughtfully designed hotel.
The Creative Heartbeat: Where Innovation Meets Artistry
Trilith’s creative hub pulsates with attractions that transcend convention. The mesmerizing art exhibits, an LED screen that weaves narratives into the fabric of daily life, and murals by the illustrious artist Brandon Sadler stand as testaments to Trilith’s commitment to marrying creativity and functionality. The K-12 micro campus, aptly named Forest School, is a haven for families seeking to immerse themselves in the realms of arts and technology.
Unveiling the Spectacle: Trilith LIVE
As anticipation builds for the upcoming Trilith LIVE project, an unparalleled entertainment experience on par with the grandeur of Las Vegas is on the horizon. Trilith continues to push boundaries, bringing to life a dynamic fusion of imagination, technology, and spectacle.
Diversity reigns supreme within Trilith’s housing options. Innovation knows no bounds-from charming micro villages to avant-garde designs like the whimsical “treehouses,” to solar and battery powered homes, estate homes, and so much more. Notably, Trilith’s commitment to sustainability shines through its geothermal-powered homes, forming the largest geothermal community in the nation.
Embracing Serenity: Pathways and Reflections
Trilith’s allure is further amplified by its serene beauty and the accessibility of its 19 parks & 15-miles of pathways. Amid the creative buzz, moments of introspection are easily found, allowing visitors to connect with both their surroundings and their own inner musings. Meticulously planned communal spaces and a nightlife brimming with vibrancy add layers of dimension to the town’s character. Lane often frequents the renowned ENZO steakhouse and Sensu Sushi among other dining experiences that transcends expectations.
A Tranquil Encore
Our sojourn through Trilith concludes with a profound sense of tranquility. The creative energy, harmonious community dynamics, and innovative sustainability intertwines to create an experience that lingers in the soul, a testament to the boundless potential of human imagination and collaboration.
This is just a snapshot of the remarkable journey that awaits you at Trilith. Every corner of this evolving landscape holds stories yet to be told, experiences yet to be savored, and a future yet to be shaped. Visit the sales center and witness firsthand the myriad of possibilities and unique living opportunities that Trilith holds.
About New Homes Division of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Georgia Properties
The New Homes Division of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Georgia Properties represents esteemed builders and developers within the Greater Atlanta area. Led by Lori Lane, President of the New Homes Division, and supported by a globally respected brand, this division stands as a beacon of excellence. Lori Lane also serves as the Managing Broker, overseeing on-site sales and marketing efforts for each community. Throughout the years, Lane and her team have devised award-winning strategies for marketing and selling new constructions, earning numerous accolades that recognize their exceptional contributions to home building, marketing, and personal achievement.
About Lori Lane – Powerhouse in New Home Construction
Lori Lane, at the helm of Georgia Properties New Homes Division, has earned acclaim for crafting a highly successful division that holds sway as a powerhouse in the new home construction industry. Lori’s leadership spotlights her representation of distinguished builders and developers in the Greater Atlanta region.
New Homes Division – Lori Lane of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices GA Properties
Organization: Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices GA Properties
Address: 100 Mansell Court East Suite 115, Roswell, Georgia 30076
Phone: (678) 352-3314
SVN Commercial Advisory Group has announced the recent completion of a $1.65 million transaction involving prime undeveloped acreage at the corner of 18th Street, N.E., and Santa Barbara Boulevard in Cape Coral.
Advisor Mary O’Malley, CCIM, represented the property seller, Event Horizon Realty in Palm Beach, Fla. This commercial parcel comprising 1.99 acres is earmarked for the development of a three-story self-storage facility, making it a valuable asset.
Collaborating with O’Malley on the transaction were Nick Malagisi, SIOR, of SVN Real Estate Advisors, and Hans Hardisty, CCIM, of SVN Hardisty Commercial. Their combined expertise was pivotal in the execution of this deal.
The new owner of the property is Shadowbrook Development, a real estate development and acquisition company headquartered in Longwood, Fla. Shadowbrook Development recognized the potential of this site, which is situated adjacent to a thriving residential area, ensuring a steady stream of potential customers for future commercial developments.
This land deal is another sign of the self-storage industry’s strength in the Sunshine State, with its growing population, inflow of seasonal residents and favorable regulatory policies.
A full-service commercial real estate brokerage firm, SVN Commercial Advisory Group works with large corporations, middle market businesses and individual entrepreneurial investors. The group provides advisory services for the sale, leasing and management of commercial properties. Advisors at SVN Commercial Advisory Group have deep experience working with many types of investment real estate. They serve the greater areas of Sarasota, Manatee and Charlotte counties. For more information on the SVN Commercial Advisory Group, visit suncoastsvn.com.