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Energy sector exec Shaun Scott puts his riverfront Hawthorne mansion on the market

first_imgRiver views from the plunge pool at 106-110 Virginia Avenue, Hawthorne.In the parents wing, there is also a retreat, library, gym, double walk-in-wardrobe and ensuite complete with island bath and makeup table.The additional four bedrooms each have a walk-in-wardrobe and ensuite. The impressive entrance at 106-110 Virginia Avenue, Hawthorne.While there is no price guide for the enormous property, records show it last sold in 2010 for $6,850,000.Mr Scott said his family, who have been living in the area since 2000, intend to purchase locally.It is listed through David and Gary Price of Ray White East Brisbane. Inside the home at 106 – 110 Virginia Ave, Hawthorne.The massive house sits on 2137sq m of riverfront land and has city views, two swimming pools, a spa, champion-sized tennis court, putting green, boat house, 12m pontoon and jetty, music room, media room, and wine cellar. But wait, there’s more. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus21 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market21 hours ago The champion sized tennis court at 106-110 Virginia Avenue, Hawthorne.The kitchen has a 5.3m long island bench, bank of integrated Miele wall ovens, butler’s pantry and cold room. The home of Shaun Scott, 106-110 Virginia Avenue, Hawthorne, is currently for sale.ENERGY sector exec Shaun Scott has put his waterfront mansion at Hawthorne on the market. last_img read more

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Olympic champion Semenya loses appeal over testosterone rules

first_imgBy Nick SaidCAPE TOWN, South Africa (Reuters) – Olympic 800-metre champion Caster Semenya yesterday lost her appeal against rules that mean middle distance female athletes with a high natural level of testosterone must take medication to reduce it.The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) ruled the regulations were necessary for athletes with differences in sexual development (DSDs) to ensure fair competition.The case is likely to have far-reaching consequences for women’s sport, and has split opinion around the globe. But the court also voiced concern about how the new rules, which cover events ranging from 400-metre to a mile, would be implemented by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), the sport’s governing body.Testosterone increases muscle mass, strength and haemoglobin, which affects endurance. Some competitors have said women with higher levels of the hormone have an unfair advantage. Semenya has said she does not wish to take medication to change who she is and how she was born, and wants to compete naturally.“I know that the IAAF’s regulations have always targeted me specifically,” Semenya, 28, from South Africa, said in a statement released via her lawyers. “For a decade the IAAF has tried to slow me down, but this has actually made me stronger. The decision of the CAS will not hold me back. I will once again rise above and continue to inspire young women and athletes in South Africa and around the world.”The ruling means Semenya and other athletes with DSD hoping to compete at the World Championships in Doha in September would have to start taking medication to lower their testosterone levels within one week. Semenya and her lawyers are considering appealing the ruling.Professor Steve Cornelius, an adviser to the Athletics South Africa legal team, told television news channel eNCA the case could be elevated to the European Court of Justice. DISCRIMINATORYThe IAAF welcomed the verdict, saying it was “pleased that the regulations were found to be a necessary, reasonable and proportionate means of achieving the IAAF’s legitimate aim of preserving the integrity of female athletics in the restricted events.“No athlete will be forced to undergo any assessment and/or treatment under these regulations. It is each athlete’s responsibility, in close consultation with her medical team, to decide whether or not to proceed with any assessment and/or treatment,” it said. However, in the 165-page ruling, the CAS Panel expressed concerns as to the future application of the regulations. “The Panel found that the DSD regulations are discriminatory, but the majority of the Panel found that, on the basis of the evidence submitted by the parties, such discrimination is a necessary, reasonable and proportionate means of achieving the IAAF’s aim of preserving the integrity of female athletics in the restricted events,” the statement said.Under the rules, female athletes who have high natural levels of testosterone will have to reduce their levels through medication to under 5 nmol/L, which is double the normal female range of below 2 nmol/L. The court suggested the regulations be limited to events between 400- and 800-metre due to a lack of evidence that testosterone has a significant effect beyond these distances.This has been rejected by the IAAF for now, which says it could expand or reduce events under the regulations in the future if there is a compelling scientific case.South Africa’s Sports Minister Tokozile Xasa said: “Naturally we are disappointed with the judgement. We will study the judgement‚ consider it and determine a way forward. As the South African government we have always maintained that these regulations trample on the human rights and dignity of Caster Semenya and other women athletes.” The IAAF has received support from some current and former athletes. British former long distance runner Paula Radcliffe said: “I understand how hard a decision this was for CAS and respect them for ruling that women’s sport needs rules to protect it.”But the governing body has also come in for criticism from human rights organisations. The United Nations Human Rights Council adopted a resolution in support of Semenya in March.The reaction in South Africa has been particularly stinging. Letlhogonolo Mokgoroane from Sonke Gender Justice, a non-governmental organisation, said: “Essentially it’s reverse doping and it’s disgusting. The decision will have far-reaching implications, not just on Caster Semenya, but it will also apply to transgender and intersex people.”Following the CAS case, other sporting bodies may now choose to set their own parameters for participation by DSD and transgender athletes in their individual codes.Semenya took potential steps to reinvent her career in the past days when she won the 5 000 metres at the South African Athletics Championships in a modest time of 16:05.97, an event that would allow her to compete outside of the IAAF regulations.last_img read more

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Casey’s sees jump in earnings in first quarter

first_imgANKENY — Ankeny-based Casey’s General Stores reported a 22 percent increase in earnings per share in the first quarter of this fiscal year compared to last year.Casey’s president Darren Rebelez reported earnings of $2.30 a share compared to one-dollar, 90 cents a share one year ago. Part of the increase is credited to gas sales. “We experienced a favorable fuel margin environment — combined with our ability to leverage the implementation of fuel advantage — which is our fuel prize optimization tool,” according to Rebelez. “These factors enable us to achieve an average fuel margin of 24-point-four cents per gallon. Up nearly 400 basis points from the same period last year.”The company’s gross profit on gas sales were up 22 percent — as total gallons for the quarter were up nearly three percent. Casey’s also saw an increase in take out food sales as it launched its app and new on-line system. “In the prepared food and fountain category — total sales were up five-point-three percent to 296 million dollars for the quarter. Same store sales were up one-point-six percent,” Rebelez says. “We anticipate acceleration in same store sales in the upcoming quarters as we gain traction from the launch of our new e-commerce platform and mobile app. As well as the upcoming launch of our loyalty program later this fiscal year.”The company saw a 62-point-two percent margin on the sale of its prepared foods. He says the new on-line site is designed to increase sales. “This platform provides an enhanced guest experience by streamlining the ordering and checkout process and allowing the guest to pay on-line. In addition, the system automatically engages cross-sale opportunities to the guest during every order,” Rebelez says.Rebelez says they have noticed an immediate impact from the mobile app on pizza purchases. “Currently over 28 percent of our pizza orders are transacted on-line — up from approximately 18 percent a year ago,” Rebelez says.Casey’s now has 2161 stores. That includes 15 newly constructed stores, four stores that were purchased, and six stores that closed.last_img read more

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