World Athletics says ready to shift 2021 world champs for Olympics


first_imgWorld Athletics said Monday it was prepared to shift the world championships in 2021 in order to accommodate a potential move of this year’s coronavirus-threatened Tokyo Olympic Games.The world championships are scheduled to be held in Oregon on August 6-15 next year, but talks are underway now that the 2020 Tokyo Olympics may be moved over the COVID-19 pandemic.”World Athletics welcomes discussions with the IOC to postpone the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games and has written to the IOC [International Olympics Committee] to share this feedback from the sport,” track and field’s global governing body said in a statement. “We stand ready to work with the IOC and all sport on an alternative date including dates in 2021.”World Athletics said it had already been in discussion with the Oregon 21 Organising Committee “regarding the possibility the Olympic Games may move to next year”.”They in turn have held discussions with their key stakeholders and have reassured us they will work with all of their partners and stakeholders to ensure that Oregon is able to host the World Athletics Championships on alternative dates should that prove necessary.”The IOC said Sunday it would take up to four weeks to consider what steps to take regarding the Tokyo Games.World Athletics chief Sebastian Coe said in a letter sent to IOC president Thomas Bach on Sunday that he supported the Olympics being delayed.”No one wants to see the Olympic Games postponed but as I have said publicly, we cannot hold the event at all costs, certainly not at the cost of athlete safety,” Coe said.Topics :last_img read more

Luxury unit tipped to sell with a bang


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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 Rate1xFullscreenWhy Spring 2019 is a good time to sell01:27A luxury apartment with enviable views of the Brisbane River and the recent Riverfire fireworks display will hit the market within days.The house-sized unit is currently owned by emotional wellness coach Leiza Clark and her husband Robert Clark, a private investor who founded and sold the Crazy Clark’s franchise to Discount Super Group (DSG) a decade ago.The discount warehouse chain, under DSG, closed its doors in 2014. MORE NEWS: Number of homes sold for profit set to rise News reports said the Crazy Clark’s discount variety store sold for more than $100 million in 2009 to DSG.But the couple’s luxury unit is expected to attract plenty of attention from the market, and is tipped to sell for north of $5 million.It is one of only 10 units in the Aquila development, each boasting its own floor. Mrs Clark said it was time to downsize, with their daughters, aged 19 and 21 years, about to leave home. She recently gave the Courier Mail an exclusive tour of the house-sized apartment, and the views did not disappoint. WOW: What we saw from the apartment during the Sunsuper Riverfire“I have just come back from working in the US and Riverfire, it is the prime time to show it off, to promote it,” she said.“What we have really loved about it was that it still feels connected to nature and the river.”The couple bought the spectacular, single floor in 2015 for $4.65 million, and added a few of their own touches, but Mrs Clark said it was otherwise “turnkey” ready.New Farm has one of Brisbane’s highest median sales prices, and property records show eight of the 10 other apartments within the Aquila complex have sold for more than $5 million, including one that sold for $6.5 million last year. A photo taken from the entertaining deck when the apartment was on the market in 2013At a massive 468sq m, the Clark apartment is bigger than the average modern house, and the features are top class.The designer kitchen, which has European appliances and a marble island bench, overlooks the dining and lounge area which flows on to the large entertaining deck.Floor-to-ceiling glass runs the length of the main living area, framing the river and city views.The main bedroom and its discreet balcony also take full advantage of the vista. Other features include a full wall of bespoke cabinetry, an ensuite featuring Statuario marble and a walk-in robe. New photographs will be taken soon but we did get this snap from the main bedroomFurther down the hallway there are two more large bedrooms, both ensuited and with their own walk-in wardrobes and balconies.“These were perfect for the girls,” Mrs Clark said. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus11 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market11 hours agoAnd the hallway is luxe!A powder room and an office can also be found near the living area, while a media room has full surround sound, a large plasma screen and a bar, and is located between the bedrooms. There is also smart wiring throughout, with the audio, lighting, music, blinds and security fully automated.The apartment also has a storage room with wine racks, a wine fridge, laundry and three secure car parks.Shared amenities, which are close to the Clark’s apartment, include a gym, 20m heated pool and private pontoon. And the kitchen looks out over the main living area, balcony and the cityMrs Clark said that while there is a television in the apartment, it is rarely used.“We prefer to watch the city lights,” she said. The luxurious pad will hit the market next week, and will be listed with Place Bulimba agent Sarah Hackett. Ms Hackett said she had already had one off-market offer on the apartment, but was keen to open it up to the whole market.She said the Clark’s were prepared to “meet the market” in terms of value.“This is only one of 10 apartments and they are all one per floor, which is very much in demand,” she said.“The view is mesmerising and all of the apartments are owner occupied so it is not only an amazing apartment but also an amazing lifestyle.” Brisbane property’s time to shine center_img Live like a hotelier in Brisbanelast_img read more

New after-school club introduced for half-day Fridays


first_imgA new after-school club has been launched in Letterkenny to accommodate students on Friday afternoons.Secondary schools across Donegal have changed their hours so young people now have a shorter day on a Friday. The LOFT Youth Project is aware of the effect that this change can have on young people and their families, and they are here to bridge that gap with a new group. With the days getting shorter, and the nights getting longer and colder the Loft have launched a new Friday After Schools Club so young people have a safe place to go. Every Friday from 2-4pm young people between the ages of 12 and 18 can meet up, chat, do some homework and also work together as group about what it means to be healthy now that the school day is shorter.The After Schools Club will also be following Foroige’s BeHealthyBeHappy Programme which looks at Mental health, Physical health, Spiritual health and Social health, as well as playing games and taking part in other fun activities. Young people are encouraged to come into the LOFT straight after school where they will be welcomed by the Youth Information Centre staff and where they can play pool, table tennis, card games, surf the internet and eat their lunch. The Youth Information Centre is open every day from 12-6pm (5pm on Fridays) and staff are available to provide information and support on a variety of topics.The Loft Staff hope that this group will be a great opportunity for young people to meet friends, and also leave families with a sense of ease knowing their young people are in a safe and health promoting environment. To find out more and to book your space please contact the LOFT staff team on 074 91 29630 or email [email protected] LOFT is jointly managed by Foróige and Donegal Youth Service, funded by TUSLA and located at 16-18 Port Road Letterkenny.  LOFT Youth Project & Health Advice Café is a support service for young people aged 12-18 to engage themselves in activities and personal development programmes and overcome difficulties in their lives.  Within the LOFT, young people may partake in group work programmes, one-to-one youth work, advocacy services, youth drop-in space and summer activity programmes.New after-school club introduced for half-day Fridays was last modified: October 13th, 2017 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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)last_img read more