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Delight as Brighton basketball court is set for renovation

A MUSICIAN says he “jumped up with excitement” after finding out his campaign to renovate a seafront basketball court had been successful.

Brighton and Hove City Council announced the popular site near the i360 will be given a new floor and backboards.

Gerrald Emeagwali, also known as MagicOfficialTMC, started a petition over the summer asking the authority to “pour some love back into the court” as the well-used surface has become uneven and the backboards were on the brink of collapse.

Over the weekend, notices were pinned to the pillars supporting the hoops at the court outlining plans to refurbish the site and the council has now confirmed the work will be carried out over the next few days.

The Argus:

A spokesman said: “With the NBA finals concluding this week we thought it was the perfect time to spruce up the seafront basketball court.

“The court will be closed for the

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Hardware & Home Improvement Retailers Market May Set New Growth Story

Edison, NJ — (SBWIRE) — 10/13/2020 — A new business intelligence report released by HTF MI with title “Global Hardware & Home Improvement Retailers Market Report 2020” is designed covering micro level of analysis by manufacturers and key business segments. The Global Hardware & Home Improvement Retailers Market survey analysis offers energetic visions to conclude and study market size, market hopes, and competitive surroundings. The research is derived through primary and secondary statistics sources and it comprises both qualitative and quantitative detailing. Some of the key players profiled in the study are Home Depot, Lowe’s, Inside Tweedy and Popp Hardware, Ace Hardware, Rona, Canadian Tire, Homebase, Wickes, Bauhaus, Bricostore, Praxis, Alibaba, EBay, Amazon & Bunnings Warehouse.

What’s keeping Home Depot, Lowe’s, Inside Tweedy and Popp Hardware, Ace Hardware, Rona, Canadian Tire, Homebase, Wickes, Bauhaus, Bricostore, Praxis, Alibaba, EBay, Amazon & Bunnings Warehouse Ahead in the Market? Benchmark yourself with the

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UCF football kickoff time set for home game vs. Tulane

The UCF football team’s second home game of the season against Tulane on Oct. 24 will kick off at 2 p.m. and air on ESPN2.

It’s the 10th meeting in the series between the two programs, with the Knights holding a 7-2 advantage that includes last season’s 34-31 road win.

There will be limited attendance at all UCF home games this season due to COVID-19 restrictions. The Knights will welcome 25% capacity at the Bounce House, limiting the crowds to a little more than 11,000.

The announced crowd for the home opener against Tulsa on Oct. 3 was 8,874.

UCF looks to start a new winning streak at home after the Golden Hurricane snapped the program’s 21-game streak with a 34-26 win. The Knights are 4-0 against Tulane in the Bounce House.

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A’s, Astros set MLB Division Series record for most combined home runs

A’s, Astros set MLB Division Series record for most homers originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea

So. Many. Home. Runs.

Seriously, there have been 24 home runs in the A’s-Houston Astros AL Division Series between both teams through seven innings of Game 4. According to MLB.com’s Sarah Langs, that’s the most in a postseason series of five games or fewer:

Astros outfielder Michael Brantley’s second home run of the game was the record-setter … and also gave the Astros a 6-4 lead over the A’s in the bottom of the fifth

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Mortgage rates set another record low, sparking refinances

An ‘Open House’ sign is displayed as potential home buyers arrive at a property for sale in Columbus, Ohio.

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Mortgage rates moved even lower last week after setting multiple record lows in recent months, spurring more borrowers to call their lenders and apply for a refinance, but homebuyers were quite as motivated. 

The average contract interest rate for 30-year fixed-rate mortgages with conforming loan balances of up to $510,400 slipped to 3.01% from 3.05%, while points decreased to 0.37 from 0.52 for loans with a 20% down payment. 

In response, refinance application volume, which is most sensitive to weekly rate moves, rose 8% for the week and was 50% higher than a year ago, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association’s seasonally adjusted index. That is the highest refinance volume since mid-August.

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Capitol Hill rowhouse, former home of Canadian ambassador, set for auction Oct. 24

The four-level house, formerly the residence of the Canadian ambassador to the United States, has an elevator to all four levels and a gated two-car garage. Located adjacent to Stanton Park and within walking distance of the U.S. Capitol, the Supreme Court, the Library of Congress and the Mall, the house has panoramic views of the city and its monuments from the rooftop deck, reached from a spiral staircase.

The 5,600-square-foot rowhouse has six bedrooms, six bathrooms, hardwood floors and custom millwork. The main level includes a formal living room and a formal dining room, each with a 12-foot-high ceiling. The living room has a fireplace and a box bay window. At the back of this level is a large kitchen with stainless-steel appliances, a center island and a glass door to a deck. A closet and powder room are also on the main level.

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Attingal palace complex set for renovation- The New Indian Express

By Express News Service

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Attingal palace complex, an iconic monument that stood witness to the first homegrown revolt in Kerala against the British Empire, is finally set for renovation. According to B Satyan MLA, the government has sanctioned Rs 1.6 crore for renovating the complex to its past glory. Besides renovating the structure, a memorial of Attingal revolt will also be built, he said. 

The State Archaeology Department has prepared a masterplan for the refurbishment. “The procedures following the administrative sanction are being completed fast. Work will start as early as possible. A history museum is also planned,” he said. The state budget had earmarked Rs 3 crore for the palace renovation.       

The palace situated around 33 km from the capital city was a mute witness to the Attingal revolt in 1721.
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Improvements to funding system for voluntary groups set to be agreed

Proposals to change the way the council funds West Lothian voluntary organisations are set to be agreed.

The Voluntary Organisations Policy Development and Scrutiny Panel (PDSP) recommended that improvements be put in place to the way local organisations are funded from 2021/22.

This will now go to the Council Executive for final approval.

A working group was established between council officers and third sector representatives to develop a joint approach over a new funding model. 

The new approach is a mix of interim funding for areas of work that are part of transition to a commissioning or Service Level Agreement approach and direct grants available to local organisations focused on the key issues currently facing our communities.

Executive councillor for voluntary organisations, Kirsteen Sullivan, said: “The voluntary sector in West Lothian does a fantastic job, supporting the needs of our communities.

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Revealed: Coventry’s British Home Stores building set to get a new tenant

Coventry’s former British Home Stores building is set to taken over by a new tenant it has been revealed.

The large British Home Stores (BHS) building on the corner of the Upper Precinct and Smithford Way has been empty since it closed in the summer of 2016.

There has been ongoing speculation over the former department store being taken over by a new tenant – or tenants – but so far nothing concrete had emerged.

Now Coventry City Council’s cabinet member for jobs and regeneration has revealed that contracts have been exchanged and an announcement on the building’s future is not far off.

Councillor Jim O’Boyle revealed the move during a walkabout tour of Coventry city centre with CoventryLive to showcase the many improvement works that are taking place to transform the city centre.

Cllr O’Boyle said: “Contracts have been exchanged between the company which owns the BHS building and

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Baltic sovereigns face growth and fiscal shock, but GDP contractions are set to be among smallest in eurozone – Emerging Europe

Weaker public finances and the shock to economic growth, together with their potential impact on medium-term growth and fiscal dynamics, are the main channels through which the coronavirus pandemic can affect the sovereign credit ratings of the Baltic States, Fitch Ratings says in a new report.

However, the report notes that Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania are much better positioned to weather the current shock than they were during the global financial crisis; a period of multi-notch downgrades.

The economies of the three Baltic States are being hit hard by the pandemic. As small, open economies with relatively large transport sectors, they are vulnerable to the sharp fall in external demand, while domestic containment measures have hit household consumption, industrial production and what were until recently rapidly growing tourism sectors. However, the relatively quick easing of containment measures and fiscal stimulus packages have supported economic activity meaning the contractions in GDP

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