Allowing pets can be the cat’s whiskers for landlords

first_imgFile photo.The REIQ is urging legislators to update laws to allow landlords and tenants to negotiate a position on pets. We don’t want to highlight Victorian reforms as this mandates pet ownership unless landlord can reasonably withhold consent.Most landlords don’t allow pets in their rental properties, hoping to protect their investment and limit any maintenance and repairs that will need to be done after a tenant vacates. Landlords make this decision based on the fear that pets will damage their property. Dogs and cats shed hair and can leave odours throughout the property, especially in carpets and the back yard. As a result, only about 10 per cent of Queensland rental properties allow pets. In Queensland, landlords are currently not permitted to request any additional bond or increased protection to manage the potential increased risks and damage in relation to the property.More than 63% of Australian households own a pet and about 53% own a dog or a cat. 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 2020This means there is a large number of families who are excluded from pet ownership because they rent, or, if they have a pet, are locked out of most rental properties. There are many benefits to pet ownership, including companionship, responsibility and, in some cases, improved home security. And it seems unfair to restrict renters from experiencing those benefits, simply by virtue of the fact that they rent. Data suggests there are benefits to landlords to allowing pets in their investment property. Those households with pets tend to move less often and, due to the fact that there are fewer properties that allow pets, and be less likely to break leases to move within a town. There is also some suggestion that people with pets would be open to paying higher rents, and perhaps some version of ‘pet insurance’ to accommodate their furry friends. In a series of decisions QCAT has ruled that absolute pet bans are not permissible in the by-laws that govern apartment and unit living. However, in other instances pet restrictions have been upheld. The REIQ is supportive of greater contractual freedom in this area. This would allow parties to come to a negotiated agreement that permits pets in the rental property while mitigating the issues that landlords may face if they permit pets in the property. A proactive property manager will be able to monitor pet impact on a property and will offer mitigation tips to tenants as condition of rental, to help limit risk of damage. And it’s possible that by allowing pets a landlord may attract a more loyal, long-term tenant.last_img read more

Mbappe ‘tested for coronavirus’ to know fate Wednesday

first_img Loading… PSG coach Thomas Tuchel will make a last-minute decision on whether Mbappe will take part in the team’s Champions League last-16 return leg against Dortmund on Wednesday. Mbappe to miss PSG champions league tie against Dortmund ‘He is ill, he has a sore throat. We will wait and decide on Wednesday morning,’ Tuchel told PSG’s website after the pre-game news conference was cancelled following the French authorities’ decision to have the match played without spectators due to coronavirus fears.Tuchel is also sweating on the condition of captain Thiago Silva. The Brazilian has been out of action since February 24 with a hamstring injury, as PSG bid to overturn a 2-1 defeat in the first leg in Germany. Read AlsoCoronavirus: UEFA may suspend Champions League,Europa League ‘Thiago Silva has been taking part in all training sessions and he is in the squad,’ Tuchel said’We will decide tomorrow if he plays or not.’ Promoted Content6 Of The Best 90s Shows That Need To Come Back ASAPWhat Is A Black Hole In Simple Terms?15 Photos Of Amazingly Beautiful Mutations8 Addictive And Fun Coffee Facts8 Scenes That Prove TV Has Gone Too Far20 Facts That’ll Change Your Perception Of “The Big Bang Theory”8 Fascinating Facts About Coffee10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?The Best Actors To Start Their Careers On Soaps5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth France international Kylian Mbappe will not only miss Wednesday’s PSG Champions League tie against Broussia Dortmund but will also get to know whether indeed he has contracted the coronavirus. The World cup winner who has been reported to have infections has been tested for the dreaded virus with confirmation being awaited It emerged on Tuesday that the French striker has been suffering from a sore throat and has missed training for the last two days. His participation against Dortmund was, as a result, up in the air but now L’Equipe are reporting that Mbappe has been tested for coronavirus as a precaution. It is claimed Mbappe ‘was tested this Tuesday to find out if he was affected by the coronavirus. The results should be known in the evening or Wednesday morning.’ However, L’Equipe also believe ‘the first elements point in the direction of a negative test’.Advertisement FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

David ‘Andy’ Andrew Collins

first_imgDavid Andrew Collins, age 33 of Batesville, Indiana died tragically in a car accident on Thursday, September 22, 2016.  He was known to his family and friends as Andy.The son of David & Joan (Strunk) Collins was born on November 13, 1983 in Batesville.  The 2003 Jac-Cen-Del High School graduate continued onto 4 years of apprenticeship schooling.  Andy worked for Local 44 out of Cincinnati as an iron worker.  On March 5, 2010 Andy married Sarah Gascon in Versailles, IN and they have two children.Andy loved being outdoors whether it was deer hunting, fishing or mushroom hunting.  He liked playing the drums and watching western movies.  One of the things he did often was going out to eat and then posting on Facebook, which were the best places to go.  Andy was an excellent welder and enjoyed doing it.To Andy, his dad was his hero.  He taught Andy a lot of things and he always went to his dad for advice and guidance, not anyone else.  Andy was a member of the Bridge of Hope Worship Center and he so admired his pastor.  Andy was always going over to his grandparents, he adored them very much.  Andy was a wonderful dad, husband and son.  He will be dearly missed by all who knew him.In addition to his devoted parents, he is survived by his loving family – wife, Sarah, children, David Nolan James & Presleigh Belle Collins; sister Shirah Goebel (Jerome) of Roseburg, OR; maternal grandmother Evelyn Strunk of Milan and paternal grandmother Emmalee Anderson of Indianapolis.Visitation will be Tuesday, September 27, 2016 from 4-8pm and Funeral Services are 11:00am on Wednesday, September 28th all at Bridge of Hope Worship Center in Milan, IN.  Pastor Doug Norman officiating.  Burial to follow in Washington Baptist Church Cemetery in Elrod, IN.Memorials may be given to the family to help with funeral expenses or Andy’s Children’s Fund, c/o Meyers Funeral Home, P.O. Box 202, Batesville, IN 47006.last_img read more

Lady Bulldogs Battle Lady Squires

first_imgThe 8th Grade Lady Bulldogs fell to 2-2 for the season with a loss last night against the seasoned Squires from South Dearborn 32-17.The fell behind early 11-2 in the first quarter. Teamwork and better defense gave them the 2nd quarter, outscoring them 7-5. They could not dig out of the hole they found themselves in and ended up losing 32-17. The second half was better offensively with only 4 turnovers.Scoring for the Dogs were: Shalee Harrington and Catherine Raab with 6, Tatum Hanson and Chole Saler with 2, and Callie Main put in a free throw.They will be in action on Thursday at BMS.The Batesville 7th grade won 29-15.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Lisa Horn.last_img

Van Persie hails Bukayo Saka display

first_imgRelatedPosts Runarsson joins Arsenal on four-year deal Arsenal, Wolves want Michael Olise Akpom pens Middlesbrough loan deal Former Arsenal captain, Robin van Persie, has hailed Bukayo Saka following his remarkable breakthrough season in North London.The 18-year-old has been a mainstay in Mikel Arteta’s side since the Spaniard replaced his compatriot Unai Emery in December, having also earned opportunities under the former. That has seen Saka widely regarded as Arsenal ‘s best academy graduate since former captain Cesc Fabregas, with the teenager backed to become a star at the Emirates Stadium.Van Persie has now spoken about his admiration for the young winger, who he believes offers a wide range of talents to his side.“If you point out Saka, I’m a huge fan of his. He can play as a defender, he can play midfield, striker, not the main striker but on the wing,” he told BT Sport.“He’s a multi-talented player who can offer assists, goals, he’s a joy to watch.”Saka has enjoyed a remarkable breakthrough season, netting three goals and contributing 10 assists across 33 appearances in all competitions. Tags: ArsenalBukayo SakaCesc FabregasMikel ArtetaNorth LondonRobin Van Persielast_img read more

McShane expects six months lay-off

first_imgHull defender Paul McShane expects to be out for six months with the ankle injury sustained against Southampton on Tuesday. Republic of Ireland international McShane is convinced he faces a lengthy spell on the sidelines, though. He told the Irish Daily Star: “I am out for six months with an ankle ligament injury and micro fracture of the bone. “I am going for an operation next Monday and I have to get myself right as quickly as I can. “It’s very frustrating to be honest as I was feeling very good. Now I must battle back as quickly as I can.” The news ends a frustrating first season back in the top flight for McShane, who has also suffered hamstring trouble this season and has featured just nine times in the Barclays Premier League. Press Associationcenter_img McShane was taken from the field on a stretcher following a collision with goalkeeper Steve Harper at the KC Stadium and was immediately sent to hospital. The club have requested follow-up scans to determine the extent of the damage, but they will not be possible until early next week when the swelling has subsided. last_img read more

Yohan Cabaye’s penalty enough to help Crystal Palace beat Watford

first_img After a mundane start it was the visitors who created the first meaningful chance of the day as Brede Hangeland met Cabaye’s whipped free-kick only to see Heurelho Gomes save from point-blank range. Almen Abdi was booked for tripping Yannick Bolasie and, from a free-kick in almost exactly the same position as his previous delivery, Cabaye again produced a tempting cross but Dwight Gayle could not get anything on it. Despite having plenty of possession it was not until after the interval that Quique Sanchez Flores’ Watford side came close to getting on the scoresheet when, after Abdi had been tripped by Joe Ledley, Jose Jurado stepped up and hit a 25-yard free-kick that came back off the crossbar with Wayne Hennessey beaten. The Wales number one was forced into action shortly afterwards as Craig Cathcart’s accurate long ball found Troy Deeney, whose pass was chested into Abdi by Ighalo – with the full-back’s driven shot not far enough away from the Palace stopper. The visitors alleviated the pressure by hitting back on the counter-attack, with Gomes forced to push a deflected Bakary Sako free-kick behind for a corner before Gayle turned a cross from the former Wolves man against the frame of the goal – with Cathcart doing just enough to put the striker off. Palace boss Pardew introduced Zaha from the bench after hooking him off at half-time in last weekend’s defeat at Tottenham and the winger was soon involved, bewildering Nyom with his pace before being tripped by the right-back right on the edge of the Watford box. Referee Anthony Taylor got the decision to award Palace a penalty correct and Cabaye stepped up to dispatch with aplomb and put the Eagles ahead. Gayle should have wrapped up the points with a little over 10 minutes remaining but he could only poke wide from close-range following Bolasie’s knock-down from Zaha’s cross. He came close again after staying onside and breaking clear to latch onto Bolasie’s pass but, after wriggling free in the box, he arrowed a shot just wide before being replaced by Fraizer Campbell. Watford rallied at the death but Ledley’s brave block from Jurado’s driven attempt summed up their afternoon and, after conceding at home for the first time since their Premier League return, they could not find an equaliser to take a share of the spoils. TWEET OF THE MATCH “Very good 3pts for #cpfc. Far from a classic but job done. Back in the top 6” Geoff Thomas @GeoffThomasGTF https://twitter.com/GeoffThomasGTF/status/648179375515561985 PLAYER RATINGS Watford Heurelho Gomes: 7 (out of 10) Allan Nyom: 5 Craig Cathcart: 6 Sebastian Prodl: 6 Ikechi Anya: 7 Almen Abdi: 6 Etienne Capoue: 6 Ben Watson: 6 Jose Jurado: 7 Troy Deeney: 6 Odion Ighalo: 6 Subs Steven Berghuis: 5 Nathan Ake: 6 Victor Ibarbo: 6 Crystal Palace Wayne Hennessey: 6 Martin Kelly: 6 Brede Hangeland: 6 Scott Dann: 6 Pape Souare: 6 Joe Ledley: 6 Yohan Cabaye: 7 Bakary Sako: 6 Jason Puncheon: 6 Yannick Bolasie: 6 Dwight Gayle: 5 Subs Wilfried Zaha: 7 James McArthur: 6 Fraizer Campbell: 5 STAR PLAYER Yohan Cabaye: Not many stand-out performances on an afternoon of little quality but Cabaye’s coolness from the spot earned his side the win. He also produced a couple of dangerous set-pieces in the first half and his unquestioned quality almost shone through the mire of this meeting. MOMENT OF THE MATCH Wilfried Zaha: Hammered by Alan Pardew following a first-half to forget at Tottenham last weekend, the former Manchester United man was relegated to the bench at Vicarage Road but came on with the game at a stalemate and instantly ruined Allan Nyom’s afternoon. Ran him ragged and earned the decisive penalty when tripped inside the box, with Quique Sanchez Flores reacting by hauling off his full-back soon after. VIEW FROM THE BENCH Pardew called for a two-game losing streak to be brought to an end and will be pleased to have taken three points from a Watford team who have already shown they will be hard to beat at home. He also did the right thing dropping Zaha to the bench – with the winger having the correct impact when thrown on. Flores made changes but will not have enjoyed losing his unbeaten home record as Hornets boss. MOAN OF THE MATCH While unable to match the level of boredom the Sunday stroll between Watford and Southampton produced here earlier in the season, this match, particularly in the first half, lacked both energy and quality. WHO’S UP NEXT Bournemouth v Watford (Premier League, Saturday 3 October) Crystal Palace v West Brom (Premier League, Saturday 3 October) Alan Pardew hailed the resolve of Wilfried Zaha, who was publicly rebuked by the Eagles boss after being hauled off at half-time in the defeat to Tottenham last week. However, the former Manchester United winger earned the penalty that decided the game shortly after being introduced from the bench. Pardew told Sky Sports 1: “I knew that if he was fresh coming off the bench he would cause a problem or two because he’s got that kind of determination to prove that I’m wrong, I like that. “He did really well and when he starts, it’s about having that concentration all the time.” Pardew was also quick to pay tribute to his side’s focus at Vicarage Road and was delighted they were able to put narrow defeats to Spurs and Manchester City in recent weeks behind them. He added: “Sometimes as a manager you want a performance that really lifts you and this lifted me today because our concentration levels were really, really high. The back four were terrific, they didn’t give Watford too much daylight at all today, but it didn’t take away from our threat. “We got ourselves a really great win in a tight game because we’d lost two tight games and we didn’t really deserve to lose in my opinion, particularly the City game, so it’s like drawing at City, drawing at Spurs and drawing here that would be fantastic. “If we keep going for the wins, it makes up for those games where the margins cost us, so it was very important we won today and I’m very pleased.” Watford boss Quique Sanchez Flores admitted Palace caused the Hornets some problems but thought the penalty decision was harsh. He told BBC Sport: “It was difficult to stop their attack, it was uncomfortable for us. We need to open up the pitch more. “We did not stop the counter-attack, we were disorganised. It was a very big decision from the referee to decide the match. I am not sure.” Yohan Cabaye’s second-half penalty proved enough to earn Crystal Palace all three points at Vicarage Road as Watford lost at home for the first time this season. In a repeat of their 2013 play-off final encounter, a penalty was enough to decide the game in favour of Palace – who move up to sixth in the Premier League following the 1-0 win. The game was evenly matched in the first half and both sides saw efforts come off the woodwork before substitute Wilfried Zaha was brought down in the penalty area by Allan Nyom – with Cabaye converting for his second Palace goal. Press Associationlast_img read more

Guyana NRA hailed for successful hosting of WIFBSC Championships

first_imgTHE Guyana National Rifle Association (GuyanaNRA) was on Sunday evening hailed for its successful hosting of the West Indies FullBore Shooting Council (WIFBSC) championships and the 150th Anniversary shoot.The commendations were in no mean order as the body held their presentation dinner at the Ramada Hotel.“I think that the GuyanaNRA should be commended for hosting such a shoot of this quality,” according to the president of the WIFBSC Retired Col, John Nelson.He stated that the work of the body cannot be underrated as the transformation that took place at the Timehri Ranges was major.After one week of shooting, Guyana carted off the Milex/Crown Mining Long Range trophy before returning to take the WIFBSC Short Range title.Fullbore captain Mahendra Persaud collects the overall aggregate plaque from GuyanaNRA president Brigadier Patrick West. The plaque is given to the person who scores the most after the entire week of shooting.In addition, Guyana’s Fullbore captain Mahendra Persaud was in fine form as he won the Individual championship for the X Class shooter while Trinidad and Tobago’s Varma Rambarran won the O class just ahead of Guyana’s Roberto Tiwari.Meanwhile, in the 150th Anniversary shoot, Guyana won the Long Range title but finished third in the Short Range division behind Ireland and England respectively.In addressing those gathered, Fullbore captain Persaud recounted the hardships of running the weeklong event.“We were in the shortfall by a considerable amount and we still are. I don’t want to bore you with that but we are happy that the championships went the way it went. We have set the bar at a new standard and I hope the bar continually rises.”last_img read more

England Wins FIFA U20 World Cup Â

first_imgEngland won their biggest international title since 1966 by beating Venezuela 1-0 in the Under-20 World Cup final yesterday.It was England’s first appearance in the final of a global tournament since their World Cup victory 51 years ago.Everton forward Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s first-half goal was enough for victory thanks to Newcastle goalkeeper Freddie Woodman’s second-half penalty save.Woodman denied Adalberto Penaranda from the spot after the Malaga forward was fouled by Kyle Walker-Peters.With 17 minutes to play, the referee pointed to the spot to signal a penalty before immediately referring to the video assistant referee.The decision stood – there was the slightest of contacts – but Newcastle keeper Woodman’s strong palm kept out Penaranda’s effort.In the first half Ronaldo Lucena hit the post with an audacious long-range free-kick that had Woodman well beaten, while Tottenham midfielder Josh Onomah saw a powerful effort strike the underside of the Venezuela bar after the break.After the match, England forward Dominic Solanke, due to join Liverpool from Chelsea on 1 July, was awarded the Golden Ball given to the player of the tournament. Previous winners of the award include Diego Maradona, Lionel Messi, Luis Figo, Paul Pogba and Sergio Aguero.Woodman was awarded the Golden Glove, given to best goalkeeper of the tournament.“Thankfully Freddie saved the penalty. I was watching through my fingers from the halfway line and it was an incredible moment. It was a big, big moment that helped turn the game,” said Calvert-Lewin, who joined Sir Geoff Hurst and Martin Peters as the only Englishmen to score in a World Cup final.“To be one of only three Englishman to have scored in a World Cup final is amazing.”It is the biggest global tournament in youth football and has helped launch the career of a number of big names in football.Barcelona forward Messi was in the Argentina team that won the 2005 event (then called the FIFA World Youth Championship), while Portuguese great Figo inspired his country to victory in the 1989 and 1991 competitions.England’s team in 2013 – the last time they competed in the event – featured Ross Barkley, John Stones, Harry Kane and Eric Dier. They failed to win a game and finished bottom of their group.The last Under-20 World Cup in 2015 was won by Serbia, who beat a Brazil side containing Manchester City striker Gabriel Jesus in the final. Six of Serbia’s 21-man squad have since made a full international debut, including Liverpool midfielder Marko Grujic. Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

MSP Weekly Stats

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisThe Michigan State Police Alpena Post has released their stats for the week of May 15th-21st.84 calls and reports were made. Throughout the week MSP received 4 calls for assault/stalking, burglary/alarms, larceny, fraud, and stolen properly.The post also received 2 reports of stolen vehicles, 6 for retail fraud, 6 for dangerous drugs, 2 liquor violations, and 7 calls for fugitives, fleeing or obstruction of justice.There was also 1 report of an individual operating while intoxicated, 8 for insanity or suicide, 15 traffic crashes, 6 civil or family disputes, 7 criminal traffic reports and 10 other miscellaneous reports.Of the seven fugitives, fleeing, obstruction of justice complaints, there were seven people arrested- satisfying nine outstanding warrants. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious Bomb Threat Discovered at Thunder Bay Junior High SchoolNext Upcoming: 17th Annual Golf Outinglast_img read more