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Plenty of property investors are breaking the first golden rule of property when they choose what to buy.WHEN it comes to buying property new research shows plenty of investors are still breaking the golden rule.Analysis by lender ME has found plenty of investors are just relying on past performance as a guarantee of future success.In fact more than half of those investors surveyed were doing exactly that.When asked what made them most confident that they had made the right investment, 56 per cent of respondents said it was that house prices had always gone up in the past.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North1 hour agoNew apartments released at idyllic retirement community Samford Grove Presented by About 11 per cent admitted they were just following the crowed. They said with so many people buying investment properties they assumed it must be safe.Only about a third of property investors admitted they had sought expert advice or analysis of the market.ME head of home loans, Patrick Nolan, warned investors should be cautious and objective when buying.“Australia’s property market is diverse and not all properties are performing equally at any one time,’’ he said.“Your investment timeline is another important factor: the longer you’re able and prepared to remain invested the more likely you are to see growth.He said the best basis for making an investment decision was analysis and advice.
The Batesville Lady Bulldog Softball team defeated Rushville last night by a score of 3-2 in 8 innings.The Bulldogs got on base early in the 1st inning when Laker singled to center with a base hit, but was thrown out on the next pitch as she attempted to steal 2nd. A strike out by Burkhart ended the 1st inning for the Bulldogs. A walk by Muir #14 to start the game for Rushville and a single to left field put runners in scoring position early. A 6-5 play on a ground ball forced Muir out at 3rd. A pop up behind home plate and catch by Cornn outed Kuhn, and a ground out by Muir #10 ended the inning with no runs scored.The Bulldogs were held scoreless in the 2nd and 3rd innings while Rushville scored 2. The first came after Muir #14 singled to left field and then reached 2nd on an error by the Bulldogs attempting to throw her out stealing. A single to center field by Hamilton scored Muir on another error by the Bulldogs attempting to throw her out at home and allowed Hamilton to reach 3rd base. A sacrifice fly by Marquez scored Hamilton. Two ground outs later ended the inning.The Bulldogs scored one run in the 4th inning after Obermeyer walked and Wilson tripled to CF to score courtesy runner Nunlist. The Bulldogs score their second run in the 6th inning after Waechter reached on an error and advanced to 2nd. Wilson singled to center advancing Waechter home.A pitchers duel ensued through the 7th and into the 8th inning. After a strike out by Cornn to start the 8th, Westerfeld walked and courtesy runner Nunlist advanced to 2nd after a wild pitch. Garcia sacrifice bunted successfully to advance Nunlist to 3rd. Laker singled to left field scoring Nunlist. A Rushville strike out and two fly outs ended the game.Westerfeld led the team in pitching with 4 strikeouts and no earned runs coming in to relieve Obermeyer in the 4th inning. Wilson led the team at the plate with 2 hits (single and triple) and 2 RBIs. Laker finished with 3 hits and an RBI. Garcia had 3 hits, Obermeyer 2 hits and 2 walks, and Burkhard ended with a hit. Wilson ended the game with 9 putouts while Burkhart finished with 6 assists.Rushville looked a whole lot better defensively than they did last week and they made it very difficult to score runs. Westerfeld did a great job of shutting their hitters down when she came in to start the fourth inning.‘This was a great win for us as we move to our last week of regular season softball with 4 games next week.’ Bulldogs Coach Randy Obermeyer.Next up – Connersville on Monday at home with a 5:30 PM start.The JV Lady Bulldogs traveled to Rushville Thursday evening and defeated the Lady Lions by a score of 13-2. The Lady Bulldogs capitalized on solid hitting and terrific pitching to earn the victory.Batesville was first on the board in the top half of the third when they scored six runs off of eight hits in the frame. They would go on to add five more in the fourth and another two in the fifth. Rushville would get on the board but not until late in the bottom half of the fifth where they scored two runs. The Lady Bulldogs ended the game by getting an uncharacteristic 4-3-2-6 double play. Solid defense was key on the night as the Lady Bulldogs only committed a single error.The Lady Bulldogs pounded out 16 total hits on the evening with Gwen Martin leading the way slugging out three singles, two runs scored, and an RBI. Abby Westerfeld, Chloe Saler, Hannah Nunlist, Anna Gerth, and McKenzie Laker all had two hits a piece while Kylie Laker, Ainsley Phipps, and Zoe Peters each had one. Westerfeld led the team with three runs scored while Nunlist and Phipps contributed with three RBI’s a piece.Kylie Laker was excellent in her first start of the season going all five innings for the Lady Bulldogs punching out seven Lady Lions hitters.The win improves the JV Lady Bulldog record to 6-7 on the season. Batesville JV softball will next be in action Tuesday evening at home against the visiting Milan Lady Indians. First pitch will be immediately following the varsity game.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Stacey Kessens.
CRYSTAL, Mich. – Crystal Motor Speedway promoter Ron Flinn is one of six nominees for Racing Promotion Monthly’s Auto Racing Promoter of the Year award.The ARPY is short track racing’s most prestigious annual award. Nominees hail from six different regions, with Flinn the promoter of the year in RPM’s Central Region.Crystal was recognized with a 30-year Modified sanction award at the IMCA banquet last fall.The Auto Racing Promoter of the Year will be revealed during the 45th annual RPM Workshop at the Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort at Daytona Beach, Fla., on Feb. 12.
Penntown, IN —Tuesday evening, the Ripley County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a single-vehicle crash on Rosfeld Road just east of Saint Mary’s Road. When officers arrived, they found the driver, Dustin E. Race, 38, of Osgood, and a passenger, Felisha Y. Ward, 24, of Patriot, trapped inside a Tiburon with serious injuries. Both were flown by UC Air Care to University of Cincinnati Hospital, where Ward was pronounced deceased from injuries sustained in the accident.The preliminary investigation indicates that the vehicle was headed westbound on Rosfeld Road when it went off the north side of the road before striking a bridge abutment. A witness stated she could hear a vehicle traveling sat a high rate of speed past her home. A second witness stated he drove his vehicle off the road into an embankment to avoid a head-on collision.Officers believe alcohol and speed contributed to the accident. The investigation is ongoing.
Press Association Chelsea owner Abramovich was pictured meeting players at training, and it has been reported he moved to allay any fears they may have had following Jose Mourinho’s exit on Thursday. Former Holland boss Hiddink told Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf he was in London on Friday to discuss a short-term role with Chelsea, following Mourinho’s departure. Just seven months after leading Chelsea to the title Mourinho has left by “mutual consent” according to the club’s official statement. Chelsea technical director Michael Emenalo cited “palpable discord” between the manager and players for Mourinho’s departure however. Russian billionaire Abramovich will now hope to complete swift negotiations over a second caretaker stint for Hiddink. The 69-year-old guided Chelsea to the 2009 FA Cup in a short-term deal, and is now primed to reprise that role. Roman Abramovich swept into Chelsea’s Cobham training ground on Friday amid reports Guus Hiddink is in London to hold discussions with the club about becoming their interim manager.
The second woman to serve on the Supreme Court, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, has died at the age of 87 from metastatic pancreatic cancer.On the bench Ginsberg was known to lean left in her decisions so the balance of the court is in jeopardy. With the presidential election less than two months away, it’s highly unlikely President Trump will replace her with a nominee before November 3rd.Ginsberg survived several cancer diagnoses: colon, lung, liver and pancreatic.She finally succumbed to the latter.Throughout her life with Bader Ginsberg remained an optimist.
Published on April 8, 2015 at 8:47 pm Contact Matt: email@example.com | @matt_schneidman Facebook Twitter Google+ Sergio Salcido never really found a solidified spot. He ran with the second-line midfield in the fall, then wavered in between the second and third units early in the season as Tim Barber found his niche and Jordan Evans worked back from injury.Salcido picked up the offense quickly — which he said is a key to earning playing time from head coach John Desko — but was one of several overshadowed by the mass production of the starting midfielders.“It was definitely difficult for him being on the verge of breaking through,” Barber said.But now that Randy Staats has missed three games with a lower-body injury and Barber has filled his spot in the starting attack, Salcido has reaped the benefits. He’s established himself as a second-line midfielder for now alongside Evans and Nick Weston, and will look to continue showcasing himself in a larger role if Staats can’t go for No. 2 Syracuse (8-1, 2-1 Atlantic Coast) against No. 4 North Carolina (11-1, 2-0) on Saturday at 4 p.m. in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.“I’m learning some things that I might not have learned watching and I’m getting a lot more reps in practice now,” Salcido said. “I think it gives me the opportunity to show the coaching staff that I can produce and make plays.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textOn Tuesday, Desko said he hopes to play Staats against the Tar Heels. He expected Staats to be out on the field for Tuesday afternoon’s practice, and is just going to see how he does leading up to Saturday’s game.But if SU’s starting attack is sidelined for a fourth straight contest, Salcido will continue to fulfill the role he assumed before the season started. Salcido said he picked up the offense at a quick pace in the fall, aided by going into the coaches’ offices and studying film on his own.He had a firm grasp on a second-midfield spot in the preseason, which has made the transition back to the same set role a seamless one.“He knows where to be, he’s got a great shot and he’s definitely great off-ball,” Barber said. “So he’s been doing a really good job.”Salcido said assistant coach Kevin Donahue sends film cutups after every game, diagnosing each specific run players take. Based on the feedback Salcido has received from Donahue, he said he feels like he knows the offense like the back of his hand. Now, it’s just about executing.In a 19-7 win over Duke on March 22, Salcido faked out Blue Devils midfielder Garrett Van de Ven to waste time as the clock ticked down in the fourth quarter. Against Notre Dame on March 28, Salcido assisted Dylan Donahue to cut a once six-goal deficit to one in the fourth quarter. Then against Albany last Thursday, Salcido picked up his second ground ball of the season and registered his sixth shot.They’re small steps, but ones that are building the foundation for higher levels of production for someone who has been told by the coaches that he’s pretty set on the second line right now.Whether his role changes when Staats returns is still to be determined, but all Salcido can do right now is continue to build off of the opportunities he’s being given. “That just means I’ve got to work harder and really start to bite down and execute,” Salcido said. “Consistency is huge and I just feel like at the end of the day I need to start making plays and stepping up.” Comments
USC’s Beyond Coal Campaign provided a forum Monday with more than 100 faculty members, students, community members and political leaders in attendance to discuss the university’s transition to clean energy.Clean · More than 100 faculty, students, community members and political leaders attended the forum Monday to discuss clean energy. – Matthew Wunderlich | Daily Trojan Forty percent of the energy used by USC comes from two major coal plants outside the Los Angeles area, according to a handout produced by USC Beyond Coal Campaign. In 2009, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa announced the city would stop its use of coal by the year 2020.“The commitment is still there, how quickly L.A. gets there is the issue,” said Romel Pascual, deputy mayor for Energy and the Environment.Jeffrey Richardson, president and CEO of Imani Energy, INC., said he regards USC as the leader in moving toward a carbon-free future.“Universities are the ones controlling a lot of land and energy,” Richardson said. “If the largest purchaser, USC, moves, everything will change.”To make Villaraigosa’s commitment to the city a reality, USC student-based organizations such as the Beyond Coal Campaign, are asking for the assistance and support of the administration.“Vice President [of Administration] Todd Dickey is on board with the campaign, but there is a difference between support and concrete steps,” said Henry Symons, a Beyond Coal organizer.Proposed plans for a carbon-free university entail the termination of USC’s dependence on coal as an energy source, with solar energy in its place, said Mark Bernstein, managing director of USC’s Energy Institute. Bernstein also estimates clean energy, such as solar energy, will help improve energy efficiency by 20 percent at USC. These are only proposed ideas, however, and nothing has been written yet.Bernstein suggests panels could be installed easily on all new, non-historic USC-owned buildings. The installation of solar power will in turn alleviate the university’s dependence on coal.“We are the institution for change, if we stop buying coal it can have a huge ripple affect,” said Valeria Pentelute, a freshman majoring in economics, and member of the USC Beyond Coal Campaign.Pentelute said the forum resulted in hope for a better, cleaner future.“I’m so thrilled by the turnout and discussion. We are moving towards progress and there are so many positive arguments to be made against coal,” said Pentelute.Tony Guan, a junior majoring in philosophy, politics and law, and a member of USC’s Beyond Coal Campaign, said nothing is in writing yet, but support for the transition has been garnered from the student body, faculty and administration. USC continues to wait on a steadfast commitment from administration to transition away from their heavy coal usage.The power ultimately lies within the ability of the student body to pressure administration for clean energy.“The key to make it happen is grassroots organization … [Students] are customers on campus,” said Michael Brune, executive director of the Sierra Club, an environmental group that aims to protect forests and wildlife areas.Symons said an early start is key.“The earlier we move, the more of a leader USC will be for L.A.,” Symons said.
All or nothing · This year, the annual rivalry game between the Trojans and the Bruins will decide the Pac-12 South champion. The winner will face Stanford in the Pac-12 championship game. – Maya Dondonyan | Daily TrojanIn a game that will determine the Pac-12 South champion, the Trojans will host the rival Bruins in the regular season finale. Both teams are 5-3 in conference while the Bruins have one more non-conference win than the Trojans.USC is coming into the matchup after a 48-28 loss to Oregon that snapped a four-game winning streak, while the No. 22 Bruins are coming off of a win against Utah in Salt Lake City.Both USC and UCLA have no shortage of talent on the roster, but have struggled with consistency all season. The game will likely come down to which quarterback is able to control the game. USC will be led by redshirt senior quarterback Cody Kessler, a three-year starter who has never beaten UCLA. The Bruins, on the other hand, will be led by true freshman Josh Rosen, who has never played USC.“We’ve got to have a mindset to come in Monday and be ready to go,” Kessler said. “We’re playing to win the South. Guys are going to be excited about that and it’s going to be a great week of preparation, but it definitely hurts with any loss.”Kessler has sophomore JuJu Smith-Schuster in his corner, though he has battled various injuries all season Smith-Schuster has 68 receptions this season for 1,217 yards and 10 touchdowns. Though he is not at 100 percent, he is listed as probable for Saturday’s game.“He’s a warrior. He’ll be fine,” Helton said. “He’s dealt with pain each and every week from Game 5 on. He’s one of those guys that shows up every week and gives it all he’s got.”USC has also greatly utilized the run game under Helton, with the duo of Ronald Jones II and Justin Davis combining for most of USC’s yards on the ground. The Trojans will likely call on the pair a lot on Saturday, as UCLA’s rush defense is ranked No. 84 in the nation.USC’s offense ranks 26th in the nation in points per game, while UCLA comes in at No. 41. On defense, UCLA has allowed 30 points in five of their last eight games. USC’s defense faltered last weekend as well, allowing a season-high 48 points against Oregon.Rosen will lead a UCLA offense that has been without star running back Myles Jack nearly all season after he suffered a season-ending injury. The true freshman has completed 60 percent of his passes this season, throwing for 3,124 yards and 19 touchdowns. He’ll face a USC defense coming off of its worst game all season, allowing nearly 50 points against Oregon.The annual rivalry game is always important, but this year it determines which team will face Stanford in the Pac-12 championship game and compete for a Rose Bowl berth.“Even though it’s for the championship game and we’ve got ourselves to this position, just focus on doing your job would be the biggest thing I could tell our guys,” Helton said.Kick off is set for 12:30 p.m. in the Coliseum.