I was unwanted at Wests Tigers: Marshall

first_imgMarshall starred in his first game back for the Tigers in Saturday’s upset win over the Sydney Roosters, his first game for the club since leaving for Super Rugby club the Auckland Blues at the end of 2013.It was originally understood Marshall’s departure came about following a contract dispute over a potential extension at the club, but the playmaker revealed on Sunday he was left unwanted by the Tigers’ previous administration.”At the time Mick Potter was the coach and the club said to me that I wasn’t going to be in the plans for the future,” Marshall told Triple M NRL.”It’s hard for me to be somewhere where I don’t feel wanted and I just wasn’t feeling that.”Obviously at the time I didn’t want to go to another NRL club because my heart was with the Tigers so that’s why I ended up going to rugby union.”Marshall is one of just four players to have played more than 200 games for the merged club, and is still the most famous player to have turned out for franchise.His latest signature already looks likely to pay off, with regular five-eighth Josh Reynolds expected to be out for up to a month with a hamstring injury.Regardless, Marshall said Potter’s decision had worked in his favour as it had since prolonged his career.”It’s not something I regret because if I didn’t leave I probably would have retired a lot earlier from getting too comfortable there and a bit complacent and just feeling a bit lost the last couple of years there,” he said.”I was able to find a bit of myself again, the reasons why I play footy, enjoying the game.”When something gets taken away from you and it gets given back you appreciate it a bit more.”last_img read more

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AFTA vice chairman appointed

first_imgSource = e-Travel Blackboard: P.T Image Source: Glenn Hunt Rob Gurney has been elected to the position of vice chairman of Australian Federation of Travel Agents (AFTA).The decision was made at the AFTA Board Meeting last week, following the resignation of Peter Lacaze.The former AFTA vice chairman also retired from his role as chief executive of the Jetset Travelworld Group.“Rob is known to many within the industry and it is an excellent endorsement of the work AFTA is doing that he has joined the Board and has accepted the position of vice chairman of AFTA,” AFTA Jayson Westbury chief executive said.“As you would know, Rob now holds the position of Chief Executive of Jetset Travelworld Ltd.”last_img

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The Top 20 Cities to Buy a Retirement Home

first_img For homebuyers looking at that ideal retirement property, a survey by 55places.com revealed that 77 percent of adults were looking at these homes to be affordable.When asked about the anticipated costs of a future home compared to the value of their current one, 26 percent respondents said, “about the same” while 27 percent would prefer “slightly less” and 24 percent “much less,” the survey indicated.”A home within a certain price point is only half of the equation,” said Danny Goodman, COO and Co-founder of 55places.com. “The surrounding area—whether or not an active adult community is of interest—plays an integral role in the quality of life, and nearby attractions and available establishments can greatly enhance that. These destinations provide budget-friendly options without demanding sacrifice for comfort.”Apart from affordability, the survey noted that these homebuyers were also looking for a fun and active retirement in or outside a 55-plus community. The survey then looked at cities and towns that provided a balance of affordability and an active retirement lifestyle. For the survey, 55places.com looked at factors such as the overall cost of living, local home prices, state tax laws, well-being scores, availability of 55-plus communities, local health, local health care options, and public transit.Sioux Falls in South Dakota secured the first rank in this list scoring top marks in terms of affordable home prices and low cost of living (7 percent lower than the national average). At No. 2 Ocala, Florida not only got top marks for home affordability, but also for the wide variety of options available for active adult living and favorable tax laws. Four more Florida cities, Lakeland, Jacksonville, Daytona Beach, and Gainesville took the third, fourth, fifth, and sixth spot respectively. Tampa-St. Petersburg, again in Florida, was ranked ninth, beaten by New Castle County, Delaware and South Bend, Indiana which took the seventh and eighth spot respectively. Waco, Texas rounded off the top 10 cities for retirement.Other cities that made the Top 2o rankings included, Birmingham, Alabama; Memphis, Tennessee; San Antonio, Texas; Fort Myers/Cape Coral, Florida; Phoenix, Arizona; Melbourne, Florida; Grand Rapids, Michigan; Orlando-Kissimmee, Florida; Wichita Falls, Texas; and Indianapolis, Indiana. The Top 20 Cities to Buy a Retirement Home 55places.com Affordable Housing homes property Retirement 2019-01-28 Radhika Ojha January 28, 2019 1,315 Views center_img in Daily Dose, Data, Featured, News Sharelast_img read more

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