New inductees into property Hall of Fame

first_imgKersley Lane by AVJenningsFrank Charnock arrived in Australia in 1961 at a time when the nation’s property investment industry was non-existent.Ms Lloyd-Hurwitz described Mr Charnock “as a seasoned professional with a razorsharp business brain, an uncanny ability to pick emerging markets and property cycles, and a passion for people”.When Mr Charnock later left Australian shores three decades later, the long-time CEO of Jones Lang Wootton, now JLL, had professionalised an entire industry, she said. “Frank championed cross-border investment and spearheaded a new way of thinking aboutcommercial property in Australia,” Ms Lloyd-Hurwitz said.“His advice to institutional investors and developers helped to shape the skylines of Australia’scities, and he unlocked the flow of institutional wealth into property that helped build prosperity for generations of Australians.” Creekwood by AVJenningsTHE founder of one of the nation’s biggest residential development companies and a man who pioneered commercial real estate have been inducted in to the Australian Property Hall of Fame.Sir Albert Victor ‘AV’ Jennings, who passed away in 1993, and Frank Charnock will be honoured at an industry event in Canberra tonight. Sir Albert Jennings, founder of AVJennings, has been inducted in to the Australian Hall of Fame for his contribution to the property sector.Property Council of Australia national president Susan Lloyd-Hurwitz said both men were chosen by the board for their sustained and visionary leadership, and for their enduring contributions to the property industry and Australia.“Property is our nation’s largest industry, and the Australian Property Hall of Fame honours the leaders who have shaped the future of our cities and helped build the communities for people to work, live and enjoy their lives,” Ms Lloyd-Hurwitz said.“The Property Council is proud to honour the legacies of these property pioneers, and toshowcase the property industry’s central role in nation building.”Sir Albert Jennings was a struggling real estate agent during the Great Depression when he recognised a gap in the market for good quality homes. In 1932, he mortgaged his family home and formed the AV Jennings Construction Co, embarking on new housing projects and selling off-the-plan contracts — a strategy that became a hallmark of his business.“Building houses for Australians drove Sir Albert’s career,” Ms Lloyd-Hurwitz said.“Sir Albert’s story is one of calculated risks, understanding the industry at its best, but also at its worst.More from newsNew apartments released at idyllic retirement community Samford Grove Presented by Parks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus18 hours ago“Sir Albert’s belief in the Great Australian Dream never wavered.”AVJennings Limited CEO Peter Summers said the Hall of Fame induction was a fitting tribute to Sir Albert who laid the foundation for the residential property industry.“He was the instigator of high volume housing that offered Australians quality affordable homes and responsible for many industry innovations used today such as display homes and cul-de-sacs,” Mr Summers said.The award will be accepted by Sir Albert’s grandson Dr Iain Jennings.The company, which still bears its founders name, has seven residential communities currently under construction in Queensland.last_img read more

Time called on Condon career

first_imgDavy Condon has been forced to retire from the saddle due to a spinal injury. Condon had resigned himself to the fact he would be out of action for a lengthy period of time but after seeing a specialist on Wednesday he has been advised to call time on his career. Dr Adrian McGoldrick, chief medical officer of the Irish Turf Club issued a statement on behalf of Condon which read: “Davy Condon suffered a spinal injury in a fall during the Grand National at Aintree. “This was on the background of a previous spinal concussion from which he had recovered fully and had been passed fit to ride by our consultant neurologist. “Davy was reviewed yesterday by Dr Brian Murray, Consultant Neurologist, on behalf of the Turf Club. “Dr Murray has recommended that Davy retire from horse riding, be it professional or recreational, due to the risk of further spinal injury. “Davy has been referred by Dr Murray for a neurosurgical opinion as he has an ongoing disc lesion in his neck. “Davy has fully accepted the medical advice and will be liaising with the Irish Jockeys’ Trust with a view to future career options.” Condon’s best days in the saddle in recent years came when riding for Gordon Elliott and the trainer was quick to take to Twitter to pay tribute to him. Press Association Condon was riding Portrait King in the Grand National at Aintree when he fell at the third-last, leaving him with a spinal concussion. It was the second time within a year that he suffered a similar injury. “Very sad to say that Davy Condon has been forced to retire from racing due to injury,” said Elliott. “Davy has been an integral part of the team and has ridden some of the biggest winners I have had in my short career. “Davy will not only be missed by myself, he is a very popular person in the industry and here at Cullentra. “We all wish him the very best of luck with whatever he chooses to do next with his career and if we can help in any way, we will not hesitate to do so. “Thanks for everything Davy, we’ve had some great memories together.” Condon’s last major win came at Ascot in The Ladbroke on the Elliott-trained Bayan, which was only his third ride back since the first bad back injury he suffered in August. His last Grade One success came on Pat Fahy’s Morning Assembly at the 2013 Punchestown Festival and he also won a Powers Gold Cup on Realt Mor for Elliott earlier that season. The early days of his career were spent with Willie Mullins and he first came to prominence to British race fans when winning the 2007 Supreme Novices’ Hurdle on Ebaziyan. last_img read more

6 of the Best – 1xBet’s Evgeniy Kiriushin

first_imgShare Share Last Thursday, SBC News relaunched its popular ‘6 of the Best’ series, taking a closer look at some of the key personnel within the sports betting and gaming industries.This week, we caught up with Evgeniy Kiriushin, Head of Business Development at 1xBet, to find out about his personal favourites.Best HolidayOne of the best holidays was when I went with friends on a wild trip with a tan around Iceland! It was good opportunity to reset my mind, enjoy freedom and cohesion with nature, and understand how big the world is and how important it is that we keep our planet green!Best AlbumMuse – Absolution, 2003; it is a great combination of alternative and rock music with the amazing voice of Matthew Bellamy. My generation grew up with these songs. Even now when I listen to Hysteria or Time is running out I get goose bumps.Best FilmDifficult question, but I think that the Matrix is my favourite one. For me, all films in the same or similar genre take something from The Matrix. It was a revolution in film industry, given that now when I watch 90% of films I can say “this idea was in The Matrix”.Best Sporting ExperienceI’m a fan of Anastasia Kuzmina; the Olympics in 2018 was for me one of the most interesting and exciting because she got two silver medals and one gold!Best BookThe Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky. Dostoevsky’s last and greatest novel is both a brilliantly told crime story and a passionate philosophical debate. By reading this book you can learn about religion, free willing and morality fighting at the same time. The book contains great life lessons and questions which everyone should ask themselves.Best AppI have two favourites. The first is Nike+ Running – it is really useful application for people who like running, it tracks your run, checks your time and gives you feedback during the run, while allowing you to programme the achievement you want to reach and set a training plan.The second one is Cyklomapy – in this application you can find plenty of exciting cycling roads, each with a different level of difficulty. You will never get lost even if you lose internet connection. Submit StumbleUponlast_img read more

WBD man found guilty of raping teen

first_imgA resident of La Grange, West Bank Demerara (WBD), Danraj Persaud was late Monday afternoon unanimously found guilty of raping a 15-year-old girl by a 12-member jury at the Sexual Offences Court.When the jury foreman announced the verdict reached after two hours of deliberations, Persaud had little reaction, walking calmly of the courtroom, escorted by Police ranks.The girl was 15 years old at the time of the reported unlawful sexual penetrationGuilty: Danraj Persaudthat occurred in a West Demerara village. Justice Jo Ann Barlow delayed Persaud sentencing to November 27, 2018 after his lawyer, Maxwell McKay, requested a probation report. A victim impact statement and a plea of mitigation will also be presented to court.The incident was said to have occurred on October 23, 2013 and Persaud was 33 years old at the time. Attorneys Seeta Bishundial and Tiffini Lyken prosecuted the case over the last several days. Persaud was remanded to prison until his next court date.last_img read more

Nielsen named to Canada White roster for upcoming U17 World Hockey Challenge

first_imgCALGARY, A.B. – With action set to get underway next week, Hockey Canada has finalized the rosters for the three Canadian teams participating at the 2016 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge in Sault Ste. Marie next week.Fort St. John native Tristen Nielsen will be playing for Team Canada White, which will be coached by Lethbridge Hurricanes head coach and former Calgary Hitmen Assistant General Manager Brent Kisio. Nielsen, who currently has one assist in five games playing in his first full season with the Hitmen, says that he’s incredibly excited going into the tournament, especially playing for the team that won the U17 in Dawson Creek last year.In addition to playing for the Hitmen, Nielsen is also a veteran of playing internationally, when he represented Canada at the 2016 Winter Youth Olympics in Lillehammer earlier this year. He said that the he feels that the experience has given him an advantage over some of the other players that tried out, knowing some of the Hockey Canada staff, their methods, and their expectations. He added that he’s excited to play with Joe Veleno, who is the only player that will be returning to the U17’s this year, this time playing for Canada White. He will also be bringing in his WHL experience, which he says has far more structure in terms of learning new positions and new skills than Midget hockey that he’s played up until this year.- Advertisement -Nielsen said that apart from the hockey itself, he is also looking forward to meeting the other players representing both Canada and the other five countries at the tournament, learning who the competition will be going forward into the NHL Entry Draft in several years’ time. After leaving for Sault St. Marie next Monday, Nielsen will be spending the week practicing before Canada White’s first preliminary round game on Thursday against Canada Red. The team begins the tournament on October 30th at 4:00 p.m. EST against Canada Black.The Essar Centre and John Rhodes Community Centre will play host to the eight teams who will gut it out during seven days of competition in the hopes of securing gold for their country. Team Canada Black, Team Canada White, the Czech Republic and United States will play in Group A, while Team Canada Red, Finland, Russia and Sweden will comprise Group B.last_img read more