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first_imgFamily moving into new houseIN  LAST week’s column, “Ensuring buyers gain a clean slate”, I talked about sellers leaving the home in a clean and tidy condition and how buyers and sellers could avoid any disputes with a few simple steps. This week, it is timely to talk about where the legal responsibilities lie if furniture is left behind by the seller after settlement. We recently had a situation where a seller left two cupboards at a house after they moved out and prior to settlement. One was in the garage and one was in a bedroom. The seller thought they might leave them there for the buyer and claimed it was a gesture of goodwill. Maybe it was, maybe it wasn’t. More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020At the pre-settlement inspection the buyer discovered the cupboards and refused to settle until they were removed. We contacted the seller who promptly had the cupboards removed and the settlement proceeded.Although in cases such as this we recommend that you should always first confer with and obtain advice from a qualified legal practitioner, the relevant provisions in Clause 5.6 of the REIQ Contract for Houses and Residential Land (Contract) provides that a seller must remove “reserved items” from the property before settlement, and that any “reserved items” not removed before settlement will be considered abandoned and may be disposed of by the buyer in any way. Reserved items may include any chattels not being sold or fixtures not included in the sale of the property. If the buyer is required to remove any reserved items, they may be entitled to claim the costs of removing such items from the seller, and the cost to repair any damage done to the property as a result of removing those items (if any).You should always consult a solicitor when transacting property as they will make you aware of rights such as this making for a smooth and rewarding process to all parties.An accredited REIQ agent will always recommend using a qualified legal practitioner and can even provide a list of those who practise in the city if you do not have a preferred one.last_img read more

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first_img Magilton’s side have taken only one point from their first four matches in Group 3 but all three defeats have been by a single goal. Thursday saw them undone by a late goal having shut out a strong France side for 82 minutes. The game at Mourneview Park offers their best chance yet, with Ukraine also earning a solitary point so far and Magilton goes in with a positive mindset. “We go into every game to win it so I’m expecting to ask Ukraine plenty of questions,” he told Press Association Sport. “Apart from the result against France we are really pleased with that game. We have to set a stall out with the quality they’ve got and our players executed their game plan near perfectly. “There are always things you can do better, and for us that’s in terms of of how we hurt the opposition, but to go to a team of that level and nearly come away with a result should give us a lot of confidence.” Ryan McLaughlin, the Liverpool defender on loan at Aberdeen, is suspended after picking up a second booking in France, but Luke McCullough should once again lead the side. The Doncaster defender has won five senior caps and is in contention for a place at next summer’s European Championship. “Luke adds experience and presence to our group and we’re in need of both,” said Magilton. “His time with the senior team rubs off on what is a young group of players and he brings real leadership.” Press Associationcenter_img Northern Ireland Under-21 boss Jim Magilton is aiming for a first win of the Euro 2017 qualifying campaign against Ukraine on Tuesday.last_img read more

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first_imgDuring nonconference play the major-conference team usually finds a way to separate itself. Whether it’s through size, athleticism or even just sheer talent, the bigger school often prevails.For Syracuse, that key has been its athleticism. Through two games, the Orange has outscored its opponents by 24 points on fast breaks. Though it only outscored Maine 8-6 in transition, it was the open-court play that keyed SU on its 17-0 second half-run en route to its 68-44 victory last Tuesday.The transition game will be a major part of the Orange’s (2-0) offense again when SU travels to Ithaca, N.Y., Friday to face Cornell (1-1) at 5:30 p.m.“We can’t go down every possession and run a play and expect to win a lot of basketball games,” SU head coach Quentin Hillsman. “You’ve got to get some easy baskets, create some offense off your defense.”But that doesn’t mean the fast break isn’t still a work in progress.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“I think we were playing too fast,” Syracuse guard Brianna Butler said, “we needed to slow it down.”Against the Black Bears, getting out in transition was critical. Maine matched up very well with Syracuse in terms of size, so the Orange’s main advantage came through its athleticism and depth.That will be the case again on Friday.“Cornell’s probably about the same size (as Maine) and they’re a very solid basketball team,” Hillsman said. “They play very, very clean basketball, they execute really well.”That means the key to the game will be the open floor. With a well-established eight-player rotation, Syracuse has the bodies to make a fast-paced system work.What needs work now is the mental aspect. Even if the fast-paced offense isn’t perfect yet, the Orange will be persistent in improving execution throughout the season.“We’ve got to get up and down the floor and take advantage of our athleticism,” Hillsman said. “So it’s not really about reeling it in, it’s probably more about our spacing and our decision making in transition.”When Syracuse is successfully getting up and down the court, it opens things up inside for the Orange’s star center Kayla Alexander.“What it’s done is allow Kayla to play one-on-one a little bit more,” Hillsman said. “And obviously — well that is a bit of a change for her I’m sure, not turning around and seeing three people in her lap.”Another key for SU is its ability to knock down shots around the perimeter, like it did on Tuesday.Syracuse guard Elashier Hall kicked off the Orange’s 17-0 scoring run with a pair of jumpers, including a 3-pointer. Butler also chipped in a pair of 3-pointers on 2-of-3 shooting from beyond the arc.“Kayla’s obviously a huge threat in the inside,” Hall said, “and we just open it up for her if we knock down shots where we have to extend their zone and keep getting easier buckets.”All of that came together for SU and helped Alexander score 19 points and grab 12 rebounds.But that wouldn’t have been possible without Alexander’s ability to get up and down the court on the break.Forcing turnovers and blocking shots key transition offenses. Alexander’s three blocks were a big part of that on Tuesday, and Hillsman said she got down the court with relative ease.“Coach definitely wants us to have a high-tempo game, getting up and down the floor,” Alexander said. “And our team’s pretty good at that. We have the speed, athletic ability to do that.”Early in the season, Syracuse can work to perfect its new system. Last season, the offense was largely run through the high post in the half-court sets. With an increased emphasis on perimeter play and running, every opportunity the Orange gets before Big East action is crucial.SU is going to run all season, so the players might as well get used to it.“It’s going to be important I think for the rest of our season, is get easy baskets in transition,” Hillsman said. Comments Published on November 16, 2012 at 12:52 pm Contact David: [email protected] | @DBWilson2 Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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first_imgCHESTNUT HILL, Mass. — Eric Dungey popped up from the ground, threw his right arm forward to signal a first down while letting out a yell and wrapped his arms around one of his offensive linemen.He had just sealed a Syracuse win with a 4-yard first down run with a minute left in the game. And Dungey’s reaction was a stark contrast from the quarterback that earlier in the game blindly shoved two players on the sideline starting a scrum, seemingly apologized to several of his teammates for his actions and sat dejected on the bench with a towel over his head.Dungey and Syracuse had their struggles on Saturday. But led by the quarterback’s career day, the Orange weathered both. Dungey completed 32-of-38 passes for 434 yards and three touchdowns — excluding a backward pass to Ervin Philips for a score. SU (4-4, 2-2 Atlantic Coast) came close to blowing a fourth-quarter lead, but outlasted Boston College (3-4, 0-4), 28-20, in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts to snap an eight-game road conference losing streak.Syracuse strung together two wins in a row for the first time since September of last year. Boston College hasn’t won an ACC game in its last 12 tries.Dungey’s 434 passing yards were a career high (second-best ever for SU) and his 488 yards of offense amounted to be the second-highest single-game total in SU history.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textEmma Comtois | Senior Design Editor“We had mistakes. We weren’t perfect,” Syracuse head coach Dino Babers said. “But we’re human, and we’re excited to be at .500.”The game was ugly from the start. Rain steadily poured down as four penalties happened before the game could even total two snaps.Dungey’s first touchdown pass (which was actually a backward throw credited as a run for Philips) was sandwiched by an interception and fumble.The interception came on the Orange’s first drive and led to a BC field goal when cornerback William Harris returned the ball 64 yards and the Eagles got another 15 yards on Dungey’s late hit out of bounds that started a scuffle. The touchdown came a drive later to put SU ahead, 7-3. But when the Orange found the red zone on its next offensive possession, Dungey lost the ball pulling out of the snap from under center — giving up the ball again. He pulled out early, he said, and lost grip of the wet ball.Dungey took to the bench on the sideline with a towel draped over his head. Co-offensive coordinator Sean Lewis and backup quarterback Zack Mahoney came over to calm him down.Dungey ran his hands and the towel over his face and through his hair repeatedly.“Just kind of frustration,” Dungey said of his feelings on the sideline. “We need to understand we don’t always do a good job.”MORE COVERAGE:Eric Dungey on sideline scuffle: ‘Some guy’s standing over me talking smack’Graphical breakdown of SU’s win over Boston CollegePoll: Will Syracuse make a bowl game this year?Outside recievers Amba Etta-Tawo and Steve Ishmael shine in Syracuse football’s 28-20 win over Boston College Published on October 22, 2016 at 6:01 pm Contact Jon: [email protected] | @jmettus Yooo #Syracuse’s QB has marbles! Savage tackle after he throws a pick and then gets up ready to rumble. #Cuse #BC #CollegeFootball pic.twitter.com/UnIAeU7C5x— The PUP List (@ThePUPListBlog) October 22, 2016center_img Facebook Twitter Google+ When the two left, SU receiver Amba Etta-Tawo and Dungey talked from across the bench.“(I’m) saying the game’s not over,” Etta-Tawo said. “It’s not over until the clock ticks zero, so there’s a lot of football to be played. Just keep your head up and worry about the next play.”Fortunately for Dungey and the Orange, it got better.He found Philips on a 10-yard slant for the rest of SU’s scoring in the second quarter and the rain cleared up during halftime.In the third quarter, Dungey lofted a pass to Ishmael in the back right corner of the end zone for a touchdown to cap an 86-yard drive that started when linebacker Parris Bennett snagged an interception near the goal line. The potential 14-point swing put the Orange ahead, 21-10.“Something that we’ve gotten better at as a defense and as a team,” Bennett said, “just making sure the negative plays don’t affect the next play.”Boston College erased the score with a 75-yard touchdown run by quarterback Patrick Towles two plays later.Dungey had another slip up of his own, coughing up the football on a sack with less than five minutes left in a one-score game. But the defense bailed him out with a breakup in the end zone on fourth down.The quarterback got the ball back and picked up the crucial first down himself to hold on.It wasn’t pretty, but Syracuse put itself within two wins of a bowl game appearance with four games left in the season. Commentslast_img read more

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first_imgParticipants with some of the officialsAgriculture Minister Dr. Mogana S. Flomo Jr. has extolled the Chinese Government for investing in the sector to improve Liberia’s quest to become self-sufficient in food production.Minister Flomo spoke at the inauguration of the Chinese hybrid rice extension and demonstration site on Saturday, June 9, in Foya, Lofa County.Flomo described China as one of the biggest contributors to Liberia’s post-war development drive, most importantly in the agricultural sector.He said that the Chinese have immensely contributed to the country’s infrastructure development over the last 13 years, resulting to increased access to basic social services across the country mainly through grant support to the Liberian government.Minister Flomo specified that key areas of Chinese support to Liberia include health, education, agriculture, science and technology, road and electricity restoration.“As part of support to agriculture development, China-Liberia signed a  memorandum that aims to establish a framework for cooperation and understanding, to promote agricultural technology and further strengthen bilateral cooperation and technical training, demonstration, extension and farm development at the Central Agriculture Research Institute (CARI) in central Liberia,” Flomo said.Under the scheme, the Kpatawee Farmer Based Organization, a local agriculture production group, is being assisted with advanced Chinese technology, to improve agricultural production and increase food yield in the country.At present, according to Minister Flomo, Chinese agriculture technicians are aiding local farmers in rice and vegetable in Kpatawee on the 50 acres of land the local community set aside for the project.Since the establishment of the China-Liberia Agricultural Technology Demonstration Center, there have been training opportunities for Liberians in the areas of rice, vegetable, cassava, animal husbandry, machine operation and other agriculture related entrerprises.In August of 2005, lawmakers of the 52nd Legislature jointly passed a Resolution No. 001, which confirmed and reaffirmed the government’s total and unwavering commitment to the one China policy, a resolution which made the policy irreversible, according to Flomo.Ming, a Chinese interpreter, said that the program covers 50 hectares of land, including 22 and 28 hectares of lowland and upland respectively.The program, accordingly, focuses on providing technical support through training and field technical advice to farmers.“We provide rice production technology training, including water control, weeding, fertilizer application and pest and disease control for the farmers in order to have good yield,” Mr. Wing said.He disclosed that his organization has conducted technical training to 77 participants mainly farmers and field technicians under the program in Lofa County. The training mainly concentrates on hybrid rice nursery technology, hybrid rice transplanting technology and rice field maintenance technology.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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