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The new owners of the iconic inner city “giraffe’’ house promise to keep the animal housed

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first_imgMore from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this homeless than 1 hour agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor7 hours agoUnfortunately the monkey didn’t stay with 37 Macquarie St, TeneriffeAs a result of the sale, the buyer of the house then offered their home at Palm Ave, Ascot for sale and it has broken the street record, achieving $8.3 million for the deal.When the former owners moved into the Teneriffe home, a joke about a zoo-like enclosure on the front lawn resulted in the landscaper delivering a truckload of fake animals including the giraffe. 37 Macquarie St, TeneriffeANIMALS lovers can breath a sign of relief as the new owners of the iconic giraffe house at Teneriffe have promised they will continue to house the animal.The 2.7 metre giraffe stands out of the front of the waterfront home at 37 Macquarie St, Teneriffe which has now sold for $5.1 million.Marketing agent Hamish Bowman of Ray White said the new owners had promised they would keep the giraffe which become a popular local attraction. The home at Ascot sold for $8.3 million.The owners also had a life-size horse, a monkey on a swing on the deck and a gorilla around the pool area. Palm Ave, Ascot. Plenty of passers by have stopped to do a selfie with the giraffe at Macquarie St, Teneriffe.The home has four bedrooms, a pool, cellar, rumpus and a kitchenette on the ground level.Mr Bowman sold the properties with Matt Lancashire.last_img read more

Charles Andrew Pennington Sr.

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first_imgCharles Andrew Pennington Sr., 78, of Aurora, Indiana, passed away Saturday, July 6, 2019 in Aurora, Indiana.He was born February 11, 1941 in Bluefield, WV, son of the late Charles Oakey Pennington and Patricia Alma Odelia (Larimore) Pennington.Charles worked as an Independent Truck Driver. He was a former member of the Aurora Lions Club.Charles enjoyed fishing, and cutting wood. In his younger years, he enjoyed hunting. Charles also liked working jigsaw puzzles, and sewing, and he recently passed time coloring adult coloring books. He was an Elvis fan, enjoyed karaoke and he had a large die cast car collection. Charles loved Disney World, and wished he could live there. He was part owner of Joyce’s Country Kitchen. He loved to cook, his specialty’s were gravy and cakes. Charles also enjoyed doing stone work with his son in law. Mostly, he loved his family, especially his grandkids.Charles is survived by his children, Elva Joyce “Jodie” (Richard) Kast of Osgood, IN, Charles A. Pennington Jr. of Aurora, IN, Angelina Dawn (Steve) Welz of Aurora, IN., Kelly S. (Valerie) Pennington of Chesapeake City, MD and daughter in law, Jodie Osborn Pennington; grandchildren, Charlie Kast, Dustin Kast, Andrew H. Pennington, Ashley Welz (fiancé, Seth McFarland), Amanda Welz, Alex Welz, Skylar Pennington, Phoenix Pennington, Kayden Pennington, Max Pennington; great grandchildren, Braydyn, Havanna, River, Kellin and Kailyn.He was preceded in death by his parents, and his loving wife of 42 years, Elva Joyce Pennington.Friends will be received Thursday, July 11, 2019, 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm at the Rullman Hunger Funeral Home, 219 Mechanic Street, Aurora, Indiana.Services will be held at the funeral home Friday at 11:00 am with Rev. Richard Kast officiating.Interment will follow in the River View Cemetery, Aurora, Indiana.Contributions may be made to defray Funeral Expenses. If unable to attend services, please call the funeral home office at (812) 926-1450 and we will notify the family of your donation with a card.Visit: www.rullmans.comlast_img read more

BGC urges Welsh government to cover betting in relief programme

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first_imgShare ASA monitoring sweep marks gambling as the worst underage advertising offender August 26, 2020 StumbleUpon The Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has written to the Welsh government, urging for a rethink on the terms attached to its business relief programme, which have excluded bookmakers and gambling enterprises from retail reprieves.BGC CEO Michael Dugher has written to Welsh First Minister Rebecca Evans warning the government that more than 2,000 jobs will be placed at risk unless it expands its business relief programme. The Welsh government has chosen not to follow UK precedent, excluding bookmakers and gambling establishments from securing retail rate discounts – with betting shops expected to pay full rent during the lockdown period. “Without assistance with business rates relief, similar to that offered to other sectors in Wales, including other parts of the hospitality, leisure and entertainment industries, there is a real danger that betting shops and casinos will permanently close leading to the direct loss of over 2000 jobs in Wales,” Dugher wrote.“We represent the regulated betting and gaming industry and as a body are committed to driving up standards across the sector.”The BGC reminded the government of the 300 betting shops and four casinos operating across Wales, ‘all of which face financial ruin unless the government steps in’.Furthermore, the council reminded Senedd Cymru of the devastating knock-on effect that gambling closures would have on the Welsh hospitality, tourism and leisure sectors.Dugher continued: “Betting shops, bingo halls and casinos in England were thrown a lifeline when the UK Government announced it was extending its business rates relief scheme to cover their premises as well, recognising the contribution they make to the economy, to sport and the vital part they are playing in the national effort and in communities to cope with the virus.“I don’t for a single second think that the Welsh Government is saying that 2,000 workers in Wales who are employed in the regulated betting industry are less worthy of the support they get in England, but we urgently need a re-think on rates. These 2,000 jobs are hardworking men and women with bills to pay and families to care for. Their jobs are worth every bit as much as someone doing the same job in England.” Related Articles Share UK gambling adopts toughest online advertising code to protect underage audiences August 27, 2020 BGC lauds success of whistle to whistle ban August 21, 2020 Submitlast_img read more