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YouTube video keeps Japan’s seniors in shape in coronavirus confinement

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first_imgJapan has the world’s oldest population, with more than 28% aged 65 or over.The video is about five minutes long, featuring exercises and stretches designed to boost blood flow and strengthen the feet and back muscles.”I can have fun by watching while exercising. So I think it’s good,” said Rieko Kojima, 79, who got in her exercise at Human Life Care’s centre in Saitama, north of Tokyo.Japan has had 868 confirmed cases of domestic coronavirus infection and 29 deaths.Topics : Human Life Care had already been conducting exercise classes with the video at its care centres and wanted to do its part for others amid the coronavirus outbreak.”I know there are people that take walks, but at a time like this, people tend to avoid going out,” said Satoshi Matsuzaka, strategy department manager at Human Life Care.”I hope people can exercise at home with this exercise.”Japan has cancelled public events, closed schools and urged people to work from home to help stop further transmission of the coronavirus. The elderly in particular are vulnerable to the serious effects of the virus. The coronavirus epidemic may be keeping people at home to avoid exposure to the disease but Japan’s senior citizens are still able to do their workouts thanks to a YouTube video that they can exercise along to.The video, “Human Taiso” (Human Exercise), was made available to the public via a YouTube link by elderly care-home operator Human Life Care this month:last_img read more

Newstead is home to four new architectural icons born over coffee

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first_imgThe architecture of the four buildings and the central backyard concept is what sets the Newstead Series development apart.A SITE previously held for 103 years is now the location of a series of four architectural icons, a building concept thought up by a developer and his friends over a coffee.JGL Properties managing director John Livingstone is behind the Newstead Series, a collection of four boutique buildings with a total of 300 apartments and townhomes, which was born over a coffee date with some mates.Named after Australia’s famous wool presses, the four buildings are The Carlyle, The Donaldson, The Ajax and The Koerstz.With construction by Watpac well underway, completion is set for the end of the year with 90 per cent sold.Livingstone said the Series prime location was the biggest influence on the project, catering to local downsizes and young professionals looking for an upgraded lifestyle.JGL Properties managing director John Livingstone and leading architect Liam Proberts from Bureau Proberts collaborated on the Newstead Series.“We see this side of Newstead as an exclusive owner-occupier enclave bounded by wide tree-lined streets,” he said.“You can get into the hustle and bustle of the city and Gasworks and then retreat back to this quiet enclave of Newstead North.”Leading architect Liam Proberts of Bureau Proberts said the project was quite distinctive as they were able to create configuration concepts from what was an untouched opportunity.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home5 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor5 hours ago“We came onto this project at the right time when council was looking to the future of the area, which meant we were essentially able to work with them to create the best possible outcome,” Proberts said.“We wanted to design a formation that would engage this collection of buildings with the community, using suburban scale artwork.”BCM real estate Home magazine for April 29: Newstead Series. John Livingstone and Liam Proberts.Across the four buildings buyers can choose from around 120 design configurations, meaning the majority of apartments and townhomes will have some unique features.Proberts said the “backyard” concept of the development was something that he loved.The Newstead Series has poured $2 million into the “backyard” which is central to the four buildings.The landscaping includes a 25 metre swimming pool, open lawns, outdoor dining areas, an outdoor LED cinema screen, outdoor gymnasium, sauna, communal herb gardens and a fire pit.“I love the Newstead Series backyard, it’s the one thing missing from most residential developments, so these four buildings are able to provide the backyard through the central landscape oasis,” he said.Newstead Series backyard.The Newstead Series hosted an evening for buyers and interested public at Rogue Bar and Bistro earlier this year with Proberts attending as a special guest, alongside Livingstone, and Ray White sales executive Hamish Bowman.The dynamic team spoke about some of the inspiration behind the collection with Proberts citing teamwork between council, developer, builder, artists and locals in the design process as a key defining factor of the project.last_img read more

Don’t rush in to red hot market if you want to ‘avoid a lemon’

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first_imgVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:25Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:25 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenFirst home buyer struggles01:25Two types of assessments can help buyers avoid a lemon when they pick a home.THE property market is red hot right now – which is exactly why an unlikely set of professionals has called for caution.Archicentre Australia has called for first home buyers especially to undertake greater due diligence before jumping headfirst into their new home.Archicentre Australia director Peter Georgiev warned greater due diligence was necessary to avoid “making extremely costly mistakes and putting a dark cloud over the home ownership dream”.“In the red hot property market that exists in most popular residential areas there is an increasing number of first home buyers rushing in when they have secured finance and not paying attention to thorough pre-purchase assessments, with a number then paying the consequences,” he said. More 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 investorless than 1 hour agoHaving a professional cast an eye over a property for you will avoid major costs later.Mr Georgiev is a strong advocate of buyers carrying out residential property assessments involving architects, saying they would be “independent – importantly dispassionate”.He said such inspections would be “aimed at identifying construction or design issues that have the potential to turn into nightmares”.A property assessment service and licenced timber pest inspection was necessary “prior to purchasing a home to avoid buying a lemon”, he said.“No-one deserves being ‘sold a pup’,” he said.“All pre- or post-purchase property assessments are conducted by fully qualified and independent architects, so you’ll know immediately about the condition of the buildings and property, and any significant building defects that may impact on your proposed purchase.”Mr Georgiev said the cost of having a professional on your side “should be seen as a necessary investment rather than as an added extra that home buyers can avoid”.“The upfront costs can quickly be absorbed by savings generated through such things as energy efficiency and well zoned living areas – this is quite apart from the work of architects ensuring quality and comfortable living areas that add value to homes and apartments.”*FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER Twitter @SophieFoster Facebook @SophieFoster.Journalistlast_img read more

HFR launches range of investable risk parity indices

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first_img15AllHFR Risk Parity Vol 15 Index3.66%6 10$500m+HFR Risk Parity Vol 10 Institutional Index3.85%6 Hedge fund data provider HFR has launched what it says is the first range of investable indices tracking the performance of risk parity funds.The company has today opened six indices tracking groups of risk parity funds split by three target levels of volatility: 10%, 12%, and 15%.Each of the three volatility targets has two indices, one for all qualifying risk parity funds and one tracking those over $500m (€429m) in size. The indices are equally weighted at launch and rebalanced annually.There are 25 risk parity funds in the indices, with the lowest volatility group having the most funds (12, with six over $500m). Collectively the underlying funds manage roughly $110bn. Kenneth Heinz, president of HFR, said the indices had been developed “in close conjunction” with the managers of the underlying funds as well as with institutional investors.“Institutional investors and risk parity managers have embraced the use of volatility targets and the implementation of institutional asset thresholds as index construction features, as these will help to solidify the broad global acceptance of HFR risk parity benchmarks in this significant area of investor allocation,” Heinz added.The risk parity approach allocates assets so that the contribution of each asset class to portfolio risk is equal. Managers target a specific level of risk while aiming to maintain diversification and performance. Source: HFR. Data correct to 31 July 2017. 10AllHFR Risk Parity Vol 10 Index3.52%12center_img 12$500m+HFR Risk Parity Vol 12 Institutional Index3.03%3 12AllHFR Risk Parity Vol 12 Index2.33%7 Volatility levelAUM groupIndex name3yr ann. performanceNumber of funds 15$500m+HFR Risk Parity Vol 15 Institutional Index3.87%5last_img read more

A heritage-listed home with an original scullery, appeals to family

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first_img Some other pieces found at Notnel over the years.Mr McNamara said the fact that the property was on a block of more than 2000sq m in the middle of town was special“There’s nothing like it left,” he said. MORE QLD REAL ESTATE NEWS: COUPLE FIND THE PERFECT PENTHOUSE Heritage-listed Notnel is a real stunner.The home features an attic and a loft, a parlour, and two fire places.A Brisbane family of four who bought the home were attracted to its ‘one-of-a kind history’.Mr McNamara said the style of architecture within the home was not common anymore and therefore appealing to potential buyers.“The house is pretty much how it was built and that is what makes it so unique — it’s a time capsule,” he said.“The well is still there, and the scullery is in original condition. “The doors still have the original keys in the locks and the floors and doors are still original.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus11 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market11 hours ago“Some furniture will stay with the house and that includes jars of items which have been found on the property over time — there’s buttons, pins, broken China, glass, and broken bottles.” CHANDLER MANSION BREAKS RECORD The beautiful fire place at Notnel. The original lock and keys remain as part of Notnel, a historic Ipswich home. Notnel, a historic Ipswich home comes with lots of treasure. Notnel is rich in Ipswich’s history. Heritage-listed Notnel is one of the oldest homes in Ipswich.If walls could talk, this old girl would have some tales to tell.Rich in history at the grand age of 164, Notnel, is one of Ipswich’s oldest homes — and it has just sold for a little over half a million bucks. Heritage-listed Notnel is one of the oldest homes in Ipswich.The four-bedroom property at 6 Burnett St, West Ipswich, was built around 1856 and once owned by David McLaughlin, who was also the builder of Ipswich Grammar School in 1863.According to Ipswich City Council records, when the house first sold in 1870, it was described as “just the thing for a gentleman on the lookout for a town house” and intriguingly said to enjoy “sea breezes”. With only a handful of owners calling the heritage-listed property home, Ipswich Real Estate agent Jason McNamara said the $550,000 sale price was what he expected.“We were very picky as to who bought it. We wanted to make sure they had the right attitude to the house,” Mr McNamara said.“Being heritage listed means it’s pretty special.“We never asked for a ridiculous price. This price wouldn’t have got a buyer a tiny three-bedder in Mt Gravatt.”last_img read more

Zaha shows off his new look after chopping off dreadlocks

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first_imgWilfried Zaha has revealed his new haircut after chopping off his trademark dreadlocks.Advertisement Promoted ContentWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Culkin Cracks Up The Web With His Own Version Of ‘Home Alone’You’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime20 Completely Unexpected Facts About ‘The Big Bang Theory’5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The WorldPlus-Size Babes Who Will Make Your Heart RaceTarantino Wants To End His Career With This Movie?5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksTop Tastiest Foods From All Over The World11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them Loading… The Crystal Palace star posted the photos of his new hairstyle on social media on Monday night and brought back memories of himself as a young player, when he used to have the same trim. Zaha has recently given his club a major boost by telling the Eagles he is willing to stay until the end of the season.The Ivory Coast forward had been seeking a move this month, and as Sportsmail revealed a fortnight ago has appointed super-agent Pini Zahavi to broker a transfer.But he has accepted no club is willing to meet Palace’s £80million valuation and will not attempt to force an exit.Zaha, 27, was unhappy at being denied a move to Everton last summer but is more sanguine about being forced to stay at Palace for the rest of the season.He brought back memories of himself as a young player, when he used to have the same trimRead Also: Zaha to stay at Crystal Palace this seasonTottenham and Chelsea have expressed interest in him this month, but both clubs are prioritising the recruitment of a back-up striker and cannot go anywhere near Palace’s valuation for a wide player.Palace’s dogged negotiating stance is based on Zaha’s importance to the side, the fact he has three-and-a-half years left on his contract and the strength of his relationship with the management and executives at the club.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

Alvin H. “Spike” Retzner

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first_imgAlvin H. “Spike” Retzner of Sunman was born on August 30, 1922 in St. Nicholas, Indiana, a son to Edward and Cecelia Brunsman Retzner. He served his country in WWII as part of the United States Army Air Corps.  Alvin married Eliza Moser Collins on June 2, 1962 at St. Nicholas Church and she preceded him in death on December 28, 2004.  He worked and later retired from Hill-Rom, was a 72 year member of the Kenneth L. Diver Post #337 Sunman American Legion, and was a member of Sunman Fish and Game.  Alvin loved to fish, enjoyed reading, spending time with family and was known as a great story teller.  On Saturday, January 23, 2016, at the age of 93, he passed away at St. Andrews Health Campus in Batesville.Those surviving who will cherish Alvin’s memory include his daughter, Mildred Faye Lewis of Connersville; son-in-law, James W. Mobley of Connersville; 3 grandchildren, James A. (Sherri) Mobley of Batesville, Elizabeth Faye (Don) Hoegeman of Batesville, and Shirley Renae (Kevin) Woodhull of Connersville; 23 great grandchildren, 21 great, great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews, including 2 very special ones – Joann Amburger of Sunman and Louis Retzner of Cincinnati. Besides his wife and parents, Alvin was preceded in death by all his brothers and sisters.Visitation will be on Friday, January 29, 2016 from 10 a.m. till 12 noon at Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home, 107 Vine Street, Sunman. A Mass of Christian burial will begin at 12:30 p.m. at St. Nicholas Catholic Church.  Burial follows in the church cemetery with military honors provided by the Kenneth L. Diver Post #337 Sunman American Legion.The family requests memorial donations to Sunman Life Squad or St. Nicholas School. To sign the online guestbook or to leave a personal condolence, please visit www.cookrosenberger.com.  Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home and its staff are honored to care for the family of Alvin Retzner.last_img read more

St. Louis CYO Basketball Results

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first_imgSt. Louis-1 started their season off with a win defeating St. Maurice 33-31.   Bruins scoring.  Anthony Butz 10, Alex Roell 10, Copper Williams 7, Zach Prickel 5, Nathan Batta 1.   Courtesy of Bruins Coach Roger Dietz.   St. Louis-2 also won their first game of the season by defeating St. Catherine’s 54-34. Bruins scoring.  Lane Oesterling 14, George Ritter 11, Sam Giesting 8, Gus Cooper 8, Bret Wrobewski 6, Salvador Blanco 3, Nathan Eckstien 2, Josh Nobbe 2. Courtesy of Bruins Coach Fuzz Springmeyer.last_img read more

NFF: We won’t beg Saka to play for Super Eagles

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first_img Loading… The NFF boss made a number of trips to England to convince the players and despite his closeness to Abraham’s father, the striker went to play for the Three Lions. Pinnick, however, has stated the federation will not plead with any player to don the Nigerian jersey and explained in the case of Saka, there are a number of quality players doing well for the Super Eagles in his position, although if he desires to play for the country he would be given an opportunity. “Saka is an excellent prospect but we have other players in his position who are playing so well,” Pinnick said in an Instagram Live chat. “We have talents everywhere so we won’t beg people to play for Nigeria. It is about ardour and fervour, If it’s their desire and they merit it, they’ll be given a chance to represent Nigeria.” Nigeria are three-time African champions, after claiming the Africa Cup of Nations in 1980, 1994 and 2013. The Super Eagles finished third in the 2019 edition of the competition in Egypt behind Senegal and Algeria, who claimed the diadem. The West Africans are currently top of Group L of the 2022 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers with six points after victories over the Republic of Benin and Lesotho. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) president, Amaju Pinnick, has insisted the country is blessed with talent and will not beg Arsenal starlet,Bukayo Saka, or any player to represent the Super Eagles. The 18-year-old has been in fine form since breaking into the Gunners first team and this season he has become a key member of Mikel Arteta’s side. The versatile player has scored four goals and provided 11 assists in 37 appearances across all competitions for the Emirates Stadium outfit in the current campaign. His stock has continued to rise following his eye-catching performances and he recently extended his contract to ward off other clubs who are interested in signing him. The winger was born in England to Nigerian parents and has represented the European country at U16, U17, U18 and U19 levels but since he has not yet featured for the Three Lions, he is still eligible to switch his allegiance to the West Africans. Pinnick has failed in the past to persuade Chelsea duo of Fikayo Tomori and Tammy Abraham to play for the Super Eagles. read also:Midfield Battle: Saka Among Arsenal Players In Contention Against Man CityAdvertisementcenter_img Promoted Content8 Things That Will Happen If An Asteroid Hits EarthThe Best Cars Of All TimeThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s HystericalBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterIs This The Most Delicious Food In The World?8 Most Beautiful Chinese WomenImpressive Caricatures Of Marvel Characters By Xi DingThe Highest Paid Football Players In The World5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeInsane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street Artlast_img read more

Delores A. Litzinger

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first_imgDelores A. Litzinger (nee Glaub), 79 died Thursday May 28th, 2020 at Christ Hospital in Cincinnati after a long illness. She was the first born child of John and Bertha (Wilhelm) Glaub on October 8th, 1940 in Morris, Indiana. She attended St. Anthony Catholic School in Morris and graduated from Oldenburg Academy. Following graduation she worked as a secretary for William (Bill) Hillenbrand. She married Emil Litzinger, Hamburg, on April 8, 1961 at St. Anthony of Padua Church in Morris, and he survives. After a few years she left her work life for family life. She is survived by two sons, Roger Litzinger (Tricia), Batesville and Robert Litzinger (Sherry Foreman), Versailles. She is also survived by five grandchildren; Stephanie Litzinger, Oldenburg; Timothy Litzinger, Avon; Allison Litzinger, Franklin; Hannah Litzinger, Versailles; Bradley Litzinger, West Layfayette and five great-grandchildren Aaliyah, Aiden, Clara, Kaeden, Hoyt and a sixth great grandchild due soon to Hannah.She is also survived by brothers John Glaub (Aggie), James Glaub (Rita), Martin Glaub (Merita), and Robert Glaub, She is preceded in death by her parents and three brothers Jerry Glaub (Barbara), Joseph Glaub (Linda), and Jack Glaub.Delores was a devout catholic and very active in St. Anthony of Padua in Morris. She served on many committees over the years including working on a bingo team over 30 years, anchoring a booth for the church’s Labor Day picnic with her family members for decades, serving in the angelic church choir and live nativity every Christmas season. In addition she worked with the Ladies Sodality hosting luncheons, and she was a Eucharistic minister. More than anything else Delores loved her family and friends. She loved to play bingo and cards. She enjoyed cruising and traveling with Croswell tours. She loved to cook and bake and her deviled eggs were highly sought after at every family gathering. Above all else she treasured spending time with her nieces, nephews, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was deeply loved by all who knew her.Visitation will be Tuesday, June 2nd, from 9 a.m. until Noon at the Weigel Funeral Home. Attendees will need to observe social distancing while in the funeral home. The family requests no physical contact (hugging, handshakes, etc.) and would prefer you wear a mask to protect those members most at risk. Due to the Governor’s current mandate limiting capacity of churches, funeral services will be private. The family requests memorials to the St. Anthony’s Capital Improvement Fund.last_img read more