to go further Two contributors to the Novaya Gazeta newspaper received death threats on 24 November. One was working on the situation in the North Caucasus. The other was researching Anna Politkovskaya’s death. For one of the journalists, the threats were accompanied by an SMS text message mentioning his home address.Novaya Gazeta’s reaction was to make this information public by posting a note on its website. Serguei Sokolov, one of the deputy editors, also spoke about it on radio Moscow Echo, saying “publicity is the best protection for journalists.”In the same Moscow Echo report, Glasnost Defence Foundation president Alexei Simonov said: “These are not vague threats. Similar threats to Anna Politkovskaya were tragically carried out. This makes me want to take up guard outside Novaya Gazeta with an automatic rifle. But I don’t have an automatic rifle and anyway, it would not save anyone. You have to leave it to the police.”Simonov believes the threats are linked to the investigation into Politkovskaya’s 7 October murder in Moscow. News BelarusEurope – Central Asia November 27, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Two Novaya Gazeta contributors get death threats Receive email alerts BelarusEurope – Central Asia Help by sharing this information News May 27, 2021 Find out more RSF at the Belarusian border: “The terrorist is the one who jails journalists and intimidates the public” RSF_en Russian media boss drops the pretence and defends Belarus crackdown “We welcome opening of criminal investigation in Lithuania in response to our complaint against Lukashenko” RSF says News Follow the news on Belarus May 28, 2021 Find out more Organisation June 2, 2021 Find out more News
Linkedin Twitter SAS have signed a four year contract with Shannon based EirtechA FOUR-year contract secured by Eirtech Aviation, to deliver technical services for end of lease aircraft with SAS, has been broadly welcomed and recognised as a credible boost for the aviation services sector.The new deal will see the Shannon based firm handle maintenance for up to 40 of the airline’s aircraft.The planes will pass through Eirtech’s technical services department to ensure that they are returned to the lessor in the condition agreed under their lease.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Eirtech chief executive Niall Cunningham said the Irish company had gone through a rigorous tendering process to win the contract and had seen off stiff competition.“We knew that the competition was stiff but I think that our team’s focus, experience and flexible way of working, together with our passion for what we do was a winning combination.“We have the requisite experience for this size of project and, having worked with SAS previously, have been able to demonstrate our ability to match our team and skill set to every project requirement, ” Mr Cunningham said.Martin Haglund, head of aircraft transfer at SAS, said the Irish company had to satisfy a range of very specific criteria to win the contract.“When looking to award a contract of this magnitude, we need to satisfy a range of very specific criteria”.Mr Haglund explained that while price is crucial, “We were equally looking for a specialist company that could deliver a flexible solution with a wide range of competencies, driven by highly motivated professionals to meet SAS core values.” Previous articleBridge at Thomond Weir set to open up Limerick CityNext article#win Concert Tickets Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Facebook Email Advertisement WhatsApp Print BusinessNewsEirtech four-year contract for ShannonBy Staff Reporter – May 12, 2016 787
13 Braemer Cres, Castle Hill.From time to time a home comes on the market that is so special that it attracts attention from all corners – such as the breathtaking “stilt home” on Castle Hill that hit the market a few years ago.Or this stone “castle” in the outer Brisbane suburb of Mt Crosby. There are positives and negatives to owning a unique property like this. Mount Crosby castle near Brisbane.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 2020The most obvious challenge, whether you’re a buyer or a seller, is how do you price something that is truly unique? An agent will usually use a range of market indicators, including recent comparative sales in the area. But if there have been no similar sized castles sold, how can you put a price on it?Certainly part of the formula comes down to costs – how much did it cost to erect? Then look at the area and its desirability, accessibility, amenity, proximity to schools, retail and transport hubs, and so on. Then look at the property and assess the level of desirability in the market – in this instance, how many people would find living in a castle desirable? Sometimes the answer could surprise you!If you’re thinking of buying a unique property, such as a replica castle, something to be aware of is the potentially higher costs for repairs and renovations. For example, repairing a drawbridge is possibly more costly than repairing a traditional front door. And how do you find a glazier to replace these unusually shaped windows?If you’re thinking of buying your very own novelty home, there are some great benefits. For example, your home is completely unlike any other, so when friends pop over prepare yourself for the squeals of delight when they walk over the drawbridge!When marketing the property, its unique features will attract interest far and wide. After all, how often does a castle come onto the market? The Mt Crosby castle attracted media interest from TV news, as well as local and metro print articles.This means potential buyers around the country saw it on the news – a likely audience of millions of people, all for free! What a great marketing advantage!At the end of the day, when unique properties such as these come on to the market it comes down to gut feel – if you love it, it’s worth it.
The double block was originally home to the “Elephant House”, which was knocked down by property investor John Pilkington in 2012 after he bought it for $9.5 million from former AFL footballer Rod Galt. Milk magnate Ken Lacey, entertainment entrepreneur Michael Edgley, singer Diana Ross and Gold Coast bookie Terry Page also have links to the property. The block and its neighbour at No. 47 were bought as a pair by veteran property developer John Potter in 2016.He splashed $7.7 million on the double block and had plans to build a multi-level apartment building, at one stage saying each apartment would have a $7.5 million price tag. However, in 2017 he told the Bulletin his plans had changed and he had decided to sell the blocks separately. More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa11 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days agoThe property next door, No. 47, sold for $4.6 million in late 2017 to Highgrove Bathrooms founder Lindsay Sinclair, who had plans for a tri-level mansion, but it remains vacant. Mr Potter will realise a $1.4 million profit if No. 49 achieves its price guide. How much would you pay for this beachfront block?A bare block of land in Mermaid Beach’s illustrious “millionaires’ row” has hit the market with a hefty $4.5 million price tag. The skinny beachfront site at 49 Hedges Ave is 405sq m and one of the last vacant lots on the strip. 47 Hedges Ave, Mermaid Beach, sold for $4.6 million in 2017.“No. 49 is already priced under next door which represents good value for money,” Mr Stevens said. “We are starting to run out of these vacant block opportunities and so many buyers want property on the sand.” Mr Stevens said five of his last six sales on millionaires’ row were to interstate or international buyers and totalled more than $25 million. “In the softer market that Australian real estate is experiencing, the Gold Coast is now seeing the demand outweigh the supply,” he said. “In particular we are seeing more Sydney and Melbourne buyers starting to look closely at our blue-chip positions as it is a great place to invest in due to the spectacular value we represent.“Interstate buyers are getting bang for buck here.” Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:15Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:15 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p270p270p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), 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 Rate1xFullscreenAndrew Winter: The value of a view01:16 49 Hedges Ave, Mermaid Beach, is on the market with a $4.5 million price guide.The site is listed through Harcourts Coastal Broadbeach agent Tolemy Stevens and Tony Velissariou of Tony V. “It’s the ideal opportunity for someone to build their dream home on the beachfront of Mermaid Beach, regarded by many as Australia’s No. 1 beachfront destination,” Mr Stevens said. M ORE NEWS: Buy a house, get a free holidayMORE NEWS: Coastal town’s record blown out of the water