The reason professional golfers make great property investors

first_imgA university study has revealed the reasons why top-flight golfers make excellent property investment decisions.IF you want to become a better real estate investor, perhaps it’s time to hit the greens and improve your swing.According to CQUniversity senior lecturer, Dr Julie Knutsen, professional golfers possess an innate set of skills they can be applied as property investors to boost their chances of profitable returns.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home2 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor2 hours agoDr Knutsen, who will present her findings at CQUniversity’s annual Property Conference on Friday August 18, said the difference between scoring a real estate Albatross and a double bogey was found on the fairway between the ears.“There are three psychological errors common to both bad golf play and ineffective decisions about property investment,” Dr Knutsen said.Dr Knutsen said poor golfers and their investor counterparts were over-optimistic, over-confidence and held a belief all influencing events could be controlled.“However, studies show that professional golfers have learned to manage these errors and understand the final play-off is won with patience, focus and commitment to sound judgment,” she said.Follow Kieran Clair on Twitter on @kieranclairlast_img read more

Dutch watchdog who backed euthanasia warns UK of ‘slippery slope’

first_imgMailOnline 10 July 2014Legalising assisted suicide is a slippery slope toward widespread killing of the sick, MPs and peers were told yesterday.A former euthanasia supporter warned of a surge in deaths if Parliament allowed doctors to give deadly drugs to their patients.‘Don’t do it Britain,’ said Theo Boer, a veteran European watchdog in assisted suicide cases. ‘Once the genie is out of the bottle, it is not likely ever to go back in again.’His native Netherlands, where euthanasia has been legal since 2002, has seen deaths double in just six years and this year’s total may reach a record 6,000.Professor Boer’s intervention comes as peers prepare to debate the Assisted Dying Bill, promoted by Lord Falconer, a Labour former Lord Chancellor.The bill, which has its second reading next week, would allow doctors to prescribe poison to terminally ill and mentally alert people who wish to kill themselves. read more

Wellington city advisory board positions available

first_imgby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Don’t like the way the city of Wellington is being run? Instead of complaining, get involved. There are several applications available to serve on city advisory boards. The application process is due by Dec. 31.The applications can be found here.The boards/commissions that will have vacancies are as follows: Airport Advisory Board, Board of Zoning Appeals, Combined Trade Board, Health Care Authority Board, Library Board, Park Board and Planning Commission.Here’s a bit of information about each board: •Airport Advisory Board – advises the governing body on all matters relating to the operation and maintenance of the airport. The board may suggest rules and regulations governing the operation and maintenance of the airport. The airport advisory board meets on the third Monday of each month.The terms of George Hitt and Alvin Janzen will expire will expire on Aug. 1, 2013. Others serving on the board are: Council member Terry Nunemaker, Jerry Putter, Dr. Joseph Baker and Dale Koehn.•Board of Zoning Appeals – hears and decides appeals where it is alleged there is an error in any order, requirement, decision of determination made by the Zoning Administrator in the enforcement of zoning regulations. The board meets as needed.The terms of Brad Ewing and Richard Granger expires on May 19, 2013. Other members on the board are Ron Kimball, Allison Redford and Delmer Zerr.•Combined Trade Board – acts as an arbitration board in deciding any questions that may arise between the authority having jurisdiction for inspections and any building inspector, firm or corporation. The decisions of the board in such matters shall be final, unless an appeal, in writing, is taken to the governing body of the city. The board also determines the methods and qualifications for the contractors in the community and to interpret codes governing the building, electrical, mechanical and plumbing trades. The board meets every two months.The terms of Chris Craig, Jeff Hunt and Erik Bryant are expiring on May 15, 2013. Other members of the board include Merrill Gordon, Dennis Johnson, Tony Martin, Tony Foulk, Harvey Miller, Roger Brownlee, Floyd Moore and Marvin Rains.•Healthcare Authority – directs the hospital and other healthcare services by operation the city hospital or any other such care service, as the authority deems proper. The HCA meets on the third Thursday of each month. One member may reside in the corporate city limits.The term of Donna Granger expires on Aug. 1, 2013. Other members of the board are Dr. Tamara McCue, Fred Hinman, Steve Shelley and Kelli McComb.•Park Board – controls and manages the city’s parks. This includes drafting and recommending rules and regulations regarding the use of parks and recommending penalties for violations of the rules.The board also makes recommendations to the council regarding capital improvement projects and funding requests. The board meets on every second Monday of each month.The terms of Pam Hinman, Mike Dwyer and Linn Copeland will be expiring on April 30, 2013. Other members of the board include Jane Cole and Lynne Tompkins. The board is switching from a seven to a six member board on May 1, 2013.•Planning Commission – establishes regulations restricting the use of land and the locations of buildings and structures within the city and zoning district. This may include restricting height and bulk of buildings and structures, the area of yards, courts and other places surrounding them and restricting the density of the city’s population.Two members shall reside outside of but within three miles of the corporate limits of the city.The planning commission meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month.Terms are expiring for Fred Christian, John Cochran and Jack Reimer on June 13, 2013. Other board members include: George Hitt, Richard Clift, Magaret Horton and Diana Page. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comment (1) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? 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Main entrance to Kids Arena to be blocked starting Monday

first_imgThe front door of the building will be inaccessible.  Access across 96 Ave into the parking lot at the Kids Arena Fieldhouse will be restricted. Wheelchair access will be available on the south west entrance of the building.Users are more than welcome to utilize the parking lot around the Pomeroy Sport Centre, the Curling Club and the north and east side of the Kids Arena Fieldhouse.  Please be aware of construction fences and equipment.- Advertisement –last_img