still some 50% of votes to be counted in the Alaska Senate race

first_imgCampaign photo of independent candidate for Senate in Alaska Al Gross. Dr. Al Gross, Alaska independent candidate for U.S. Senate. Gross would caucus with Democrats.As Democrats fixate on Georgia to see whether it might play host to two highly consequential Senate runoffs, it’s worth at least putting a pin in the Alaska Senate race too. At the moment, the AP reports that only about 50% of the state’s votes have been counted in the race between GOP Sen. Dan Sullivan and independent challenger Al Gross (who would caucus with Democrats). Sullivan leads that race by about 57,600 votes, but there are at least 110,000 absentee ballots that have yet to be counted along with an unknown number of early in-person votes cast after Oct. 29. In other words, there’s a lot of counting still to be done, and it won’t happen until next Tuesday.- Advertisement – – Advertisement –last_img read more

Nordic real estate: ATP, PensionDanmark, Unipension

first_imgATP Real Estate was familiar with the tenant from its previous investments and looking forward to continuing that co-operation, he said.Magasin is part of the UK-listed Debenhams retail group.Torben Möger Pedersen, chief executive of labour-market fund PensionDanmark, said the investment was part of a strategy to invest in commercial properties on prime locations with solid tenants and long leases.“The members can look forward to good returns on the investment, which is in accordance with our plan to have approximately 10% of PensionDanmark’s assets allocated to real estate,” he said.The property itself dates back to 1677, but has since been developed and renovated.The Magasin department store has been operating in the property since 1870.ATP Real Estate will administer the property, as it does for the other three Magasin properties owned by the investors.The parties did not disclose the price of the deal.In other news, pensions company Unipension said its new property strategy to shift bricks-and-mortar assets into global funds was on track, with 14 properties having been provisionally sold for a total of DKK1.28bn (€171m)Unipension, which runs three professional pension funds in Denmark, announced a change of strategy in March 2013 for real estate.It planned to sell its direct property holdings — mostly Danish residential and commercial buildings – and invest instead in global equities funds, starting with Europe and the US.The new strategy is aimed at achieving a higher long-term return and better spread of risk.Real estate allocations in all three pension funds will be brought to a level of 5%.Before the switch, the Architects’ pension fund had 11% of assets in property, MP Pension had 6% and the Pension Fund for Agricultural Academics and Veterinary Surgeons (PJD) had 1%.Unipension said it had set up a common fund for the three pension funds to hold the Danish properties, called Unipension Ejendomme, which was being managed by property company DEAS.The fund had taken over seven well-located core properties in and around Copenhagen that had previously been owned by MP Pension.“The work to implement the real estate strategy is going according to plan, and there is generally a good level of interest from potential buyers, and we have obtained sales prices above valuations,” Unipension said.Interest has been particularly strong for residential properties and centrally located commercial buildings, it said. Danish pension funds ATP and PensionDanmarkhave joined forces to buy the historic building in central Copenhagen that houses the Magasin department store.In the deal, PensionDanmark and ATP’s property arm ATP Real Estate bought the property on Kongens Nytorv in the Danish capital from Solstra Investments, with each pension fund taking a 50% stake.The two investors already own the three Magasin properties in Lyngby, Odense and Aarhus, and described the Copenhagen deal as a natural continuation of their current activities.Michael Nielsen, chief executive of ATP Real Estate, said: “We are very content with this investment, which is perfectly in line with our focus on large investments, long leases and secure returns.”last_img read more

Copa America postponed to 2021, says CONMEBOL

first_imgRelatedPosts COVID-19: NCAA to revoke erring airlines licence over non-compliance FRSC to Schools: We’ll arrest, prosecute drivers who flout COVID-19 rules Sanwo-Olu: We’re committed to fulfilling promises to Lagosians This year’s Copa America has been postponed until 2021 due to fears over the spread of the coronavirus, the South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL) said on Tuesday. The 12-team tournament, originally scheduled for June 12 to July 12 in Colombia and Argentina, follows the 2020 European Championship in being pushed back a year with global sport being brought to a virtual standstill by the coronavirus outbreak. “This is an extraordinary measure for an unexpected situation and responds to the fundamental need to avoid the exponential evolution of the virus,” said CONMEBOL president Alejandro Dominguez. Dominguez said the rescheduled tournament would be played between June 11 and July 11, 2021. “It wasn’t easy to take this decision but we must safeguard at all times the health of our players and all those who form part of the big South American football family,” he added.Tags: 2021CONMEBOLCopa AmericaCoronavirusCOVID-19last_img read more

No. 24 Syracuse drops matchup with No. 6 Duke, 6-1

first_img Published on March 4, 2016 at 8:01 pm Contact Matthew: mguti100@syr.edu | @MatthewGut21 Facebook Twitter Google+ Despite winning two of its three doubles matches, No. 24 Syracuse (8-2, 2-2 Atlantic Coast) fell to No. 6 Duke (10-1, 3-0), 6-1, on Friday, in Durham, North Carolina.Syracuse is now 0-3 versus the Blue Devils since joining the ACC in 2013. The Orange was swept in singles play on Friday at Sheffield Indoor Tennis Center.To open the match, Nicole Mitchell and Maria Tritou fell, 2-6. But Dina Hegab and Anna Shkudun followed with a 6-3 win to even doubles play, 1-1.With a 7-5 win, Gabriela Knutson and Valeria Salazar gave Syracuse the doubles point and remained undefeated at 5-0.But the Blue Devils, who entered Friday on a five-match win streak, continued its hot play after doubles. Four of SU’s five losses in singles ended in consecutive sets.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textFreshman Tritou was the only SU player to win a set in singles. She dropped her match 6-2, 2-6, 3-6 and fell to 6-3 on the year.The country’s No. 42 singles player, Shkudun, was dominated by Chalena Scholl, 6-0, 6-1. As Syracuse’s No. 1 singles player, Shkudun has lost two of her last three matches.Hegab and Knutson also fell 2-6, 3-6 and 6-7, 4-6, respectively. Knutson began the year 7-0 in singles, but has since dropped two straight. Hegab (8-1) is no longer undefeated after the loss.The Orange travels to Raleigh to play North Carolina State (6-3, 0-2) on Sunday. First serve is set for 10 a.m. Commentslast_img read more

DD LOCAL: NOVEL BASED ON OILEÁN NA MÁRBH BEING LAUNCHED THIS WEEKEND

first_imgJimmy Duffy’s Annagry Community News August 28th to 31stBOOK LAUNCHThe launch of the book Oileán na Márbh will take place in Leo’s Tavern Meenaleck on Saturday August 30th at 9.30pm. Oileán na Márbh is a novel set in the Lower Rosses in 1897. It’s a story of landscape and history, of love and loss, of change and challenge to cultural norms, of clergy and community, of misunderstanding and rumour, of responsibility and redemption. Music on the night will be provided by Clann Mhic Ruairí and Brí. Everyone is welcome.  CLASSES AND ACTIVITIESThat time of year is upon us again. Coiste Forbartha Anagaire will launch their programme of winter classes and activities in September. We hope to start the same classes and activities as last season but we are open to ideas for the community. We hope to hold an Art class on Saturday around noon, if this time suits and you are interested in taking part in the class contact us at annagryhall@gmail.com or by mobile 087 1935066. Other activities will include Hip Hop, Crochet, Gaeilge, Set Dancing, Music, Pilates, Aerobics, Genealogy, Social Media, Currach Building, Flytying and much more.  RECORD POTATOHugo Sharkey had a surprise discovery this week when digging his potato crop at his lakeside croft in Annagry West. Measuring over nine inches in length, it must be one of the largest specimens ever to be grown in the region. The variety is Désirée, taken from East Anglia earlier in the season. It certainly has made its self at home in the fertile limestone furrows of the Murlough shores. TABLE QUIZA Table Quiz in aid of Keadue Band will be held in Caisleain Óir Annagry on Wednesday September 3rd at 10pm. Teams of four €20 per table. Thank you for your continued support.    LOTTOThere was no winner of the €1760 jackpot in the Naomh Muire Club Lotto for August 20th. The numbers drawn were 2-14-20-21. Sarah O’Donnell Keadue and Tony Doherty Carraig a’ Choill Rann na Feirste matched 3 numbers. The jackpot on August 27th is €1820. If you’re not in, you can’t win!   DD LOCAL: NOVEL BASED ON OILEÁN NA MÁRBH BEING LAUNCHED THIS WEEKEND was last modified: August 27th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Annagry Community NotesJimmy DuffyLeo’s Tavernnovellast_img read more