How these terrorists have caused a fifty per cent hike in your insurance premium

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The quiet Brisbane suburb that analysts say is booming in value

first_imgYeronga was one of Brisbane’s quiet achievers according to CoreLogic.ALTHOUGH the booming property market in Sydney and Melbourne has dominated the headlines, one of the strongest growing suburbs across Australia over the last 12 months was in Brisbane.Yeronga in Brisbane’s south scored the number two spot in the Top Performing Suburbs Report from real estate analytics company CoreLogic.The report had a look at the rate of growth over the last 12 months across a number of consistently strong performing suburbs.Cockatoo, a small town 48km south east of Melbourne was the top of the list, with its median house value growing by 41.6 per cent over the last 12 months to $569,177.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus20 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market20 hours agoYeronga has a slightly lower median value growth over 12 months of 40.9 per cent according to the report.Head of research at CoreLogic Cameron Kusher said this was from valuation data rather than sales data, and as Yeronga was a tightly held suburb with a small number of recent sales the rapid increase in value had not yet been seen in increased sales prices.“It is more of a holistic approach,” Mr Kusher said. Of the top 50 suburbs named in the report, only two Queensland suburbs made the cut.Mr Kusher said Yeronga might not seem cheap, with homes currently having a median sales price of just under $900,000, but when compared to equivalent suburbs in Sydney and Melbourne it looked like good value for many buyers. “Something close to the river and close to the city is pretty desirable,” he said.last_img read more

Buy now if you want to move in by December 25

first_imgBuy now if you want to move in by Christmas.IF a property is on your Christmas wish list this year, now is the time to buy and, believe it or not, despite cutting it fine it is possible to settle in time.Property experts say house hunters ramp up their search leading into the festive season, keen to settle before Christmas. Ray White Surfers Paradise Group CEO Andrew Bell calling an auction. Picture Mike BatterhamRay White Surfers Paradise Group CEO Andrew Bell said interstate interest in the Coast’s property market was heating up leading into summer.“Our team has been most encouraged by the level of owner-occupier interest from Sydney and Melbourne in recent months, as well as investor interest from Brisbane,” Mr Bell said. “As a result, our marketing strategy for the upcoming year will have an increased focus on the Sydney and Melbourne markets to gain greater penetration.” Oliver Hume chief operating officer Julian Coppini said Gold Coast market conditions were healthy.The latest Oliver Hume Quarterly Market Insights (QMI) report revealed Queensland’s interstate migration rate increased 49 per cent during the past year and was the highest in Australia.Oliver Hume chief operating officer Julian Coppini said Gold Coast market conditions were healthy and there was a better than average chance values and overall popularity in the region would increase.“We are expecting the Gold Coast’s cultural precinct and Coomera Town Centre to become big attractions, with light rail capabilities and airport upgrades to connect everything,” Mr Coppini said. MORE NEWS: Mega mansion’s price slashed More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa14 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days agoREIQ Gold Coast zone chairman Andrew Henderson. Picture: Jerad WilliamsRay White Sovereign Islands agent Edin Kara said he also had buyers who wanted to settle before December 25.“We have a fair few around and most of them will try to finalise negotiations to be able to settle before Christmas,” he said. “I even have someone coming from overseas on December 2 to sign a contract and they still want to settle before Christmas.”Agents also predict January will be one of the busiest months of the year for real estate transactions on the Coast, with an upswing in migration leading the way.center_img MORE NEWS: Burleigh property now has listing price Aerial view of the Gold Coast.REIQ Gold Coast zone chairman Andrew Henderson said it was not uncommon for buyers to bring forward their property settlement date.“We’ve actually seen a few settlements brought forward for people to get into their properties sooner,” Mr Henderson said. “There’s always that rush for people to get in before the Christmas period.”He said while the shortest settlement period he had seen was 14 days, 30 was normal.last_img read more

Lady Wildcats Defeated By Lady Indians

first_imgThe FC Varsity Volleyball team fell to Milan in 4 sets 25-16, 22-25, 25-22, 25-17. We played good but just couldn’t keep the serve long enough or get out of a serve receive rotation. We stayed right with them and fought hard. We have one player out with strep and another one not feeling well. We made aome changes to our line up and gave it a go. Meredith Bohman had 8 kills, 3 blocks and 4 digs for the night. Anna Sacksteder had 2 kills and 5 blocks. Makyah Richardson had 1 block and 4 assists. Rachel Bischoff had 1 kill and 4 digs. Megan Getz had 4 digs and 7 assists. Kelly Layton had 7 assists, 1 kill and 1 dig. Jalynn Rogers had 4 digs and 1 kill. We are so close to taking these matches for the win, we will get there!!! We are FC!!! Next match is at home Saturday against Greensburg, JV starts at 9:30 AM. Courtesy of Wildcats Coach Jill Mergenthal.last_img read more

Indian Premier League IPL 2019 Game 1 HIGHLIGHTS: CSK beat RCB by 7 wickets

first_img Chennai Super Kings (Playing XI): Ambati Rayudu, Shane Watson, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni(w/c), Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Harbhajan Singh, Imran Tahir WICKET: It wouldn’t be wrong to say that it has been a sensational performance by Chennai Super Kings. Ninth wicket down. Absolute blunder. Jadeja picks his second!  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In BCCI honours families of CRPF martyrs.  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 20:33 (IST) Pressure looming on two openers as the struggle to find gaps. Four dot balls in a row. Sensational stuff from Deepak Chahar. After 3 overs, it’s 15/0.  WICKET: de Villiers OUT! Almost in a similar fashion as Virat Kohli did. And guess what? To the same fielder and bowler! CSK beat RCB by 7 wickets (Parthiv Patel 29, Imran Tahir 3/9) The first ball is now just 15 minutes away.  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 22:22 (IST) Royal Challengers Bangalore (Playing XI): Parthiv Patel(w), Virat Kohli(c), Moeen Ali, AB de Villiers, Shimron Hetmyer, Shivam Dube, Colin de Grandhomme, Umesh Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Siraj, Navdeep Saini 19:19 (IST) 19:32 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In The way two teams have played today, if RCB would have scored between 100-120, it could well have been a winning score!  First WICKET of IPL 2019: VIRAT KOHLI  WICKET: Eighth wicket down. A night to forget for RCB. Spinners on charge. Tahir picks his third.  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In WICKET: The last wicket falls! Parthiv Patel OUT!  19:12 (IST) 20:31 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In CSK is now just one hit away!  22:46 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 21:25 (IST) 22:43 (IST) WICKET: First wicket down! Watson OUT for a duck. He wasn’t looking in the best touch!  In 66 runs scored till now, 27 have come from Parthiv Patel’s bat. How bad has been RCB’s day? After 15 overs, it’s 66/8.  22:40 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In First boundary of IPL 2019: Parthiv Patel WICKET: The debutants are not having the best of times. First Hetmyer and now Dube. Half-side back to the pavilion.  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 22:29 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 19:59 (IST) 23:01 (IST) WICKET: First went straight and then it turned. Six down – RCB! Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In WICKET: Knocked him over! An absolute beauty of a delivery that was! Rayudu tried to go over the bowler, but the ball hit straight onto the stumps!  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Just the day CSK fans would be expecting! RCB batsmen are just not able to find the gaps and score at a quick pace. After 7 overs, 36/2.  22:13 (IST) ALERT: Suresh Raina becomes the first batsman to score 5000 IPL runs.  Can Virat Kohli win his first game at Chepauk while captaining Royal Challengers Bangalore?  That’s it from us! Hope you enjoyed our coverage. We will be back for the next game which is scheduled for tomorrow. Wish to see you all! Till then, tada!  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In CSK is now just three hits away! How important will be the net run rate here?  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 19:26 (IST) 21:54 (IST) 20:02 (IST) 21:44 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 23:02 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 20:13 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Doing the best thing now, making CSK wait for their first victory! INNINGS STARTS! First runs for Rayudu and CSK!  20:09 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 20:24 (IST) 21:24 (IST) No boundaries for RCB. After 16 overs, it’s 69/8.  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 21:23 (IST) 20:51 (IST) RCB is bowling well, but to be true, they need wickets. Otherwise, CSK will chase it with ease! Ali and Chahal have been able to restrict men-in-yellow, but wicket section still shows ONE! After 6 overs, it’s 16/1.  20:05 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 19:16 (IST) For all the Latest Sports News News, Indian Premier League News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Hello and a warm welcome to the first game of the twelfth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL). The spectators are coming in and occupying their respective seats. The stadium has turned yellow which tells which team the spectators are supporting.  19:54 (IST) Shimron Hetmyer, Navdeep Saini and Shivam Dube are making their debut for RCB in this match. Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Three dot balls. Pressure. Pressure.  20:22 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Virat Kohli will open the innings with Parthiv Patel.  20:24 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In In a span of just 23 minutes, RCB has lost FOUR wickets! Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Chennai Super Kings won the toss and opt to bowl against Royal Challengers Bangalore.  Two big names MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli are out in the middle now.  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In The toss is scheduled to happen in 10 minutes time from now on.  The best RCB can do here is to take this game as deep as possible. They have lost this game, now the idea should be to keep the ball margin “less”. After 14 overs, it’s 58/2. 20:02 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 23:04 (IST) 23:01 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In WICKET: Second wicket DOWN! Didn’t get the whole of it. Ali just slowed it in the air, eventually helping himself with a wicket! Raina OUT for 19.  21:56 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In WICKET: Blunder! RCB is in serious trouble! Hetmyer OUT without troubling the scorers!  19:11 (IST) Two wickets in two overs for Harbhajan Singh! What a start! Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In This will be CSK’s seventh consecutive win over RCB! New Delhi: The twelfth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) is all set to begin with Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings take on Virat Kohli’s Royal Challengers Bangalore in the opening game at the Chepauk Stadium, Chennai. The streets in Chennai have started to blare horns, fans are on their feet as the excitement reaches the highest echelon to witness of can be a crackerjack of an encounter. Royal Challengers Bangalore hasn’t won against Chennai Super Kings in their den post first season. So can they get back to the winning ways after 11 long years? – We will find out in three hours time from now on. Join us! LIVE SCORECARD Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 23:00 (IST) 21:11 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In STAT: This is the 50th IPL game at M.A Chidambaram Stadium.  DROPPED! It was a pretty easy catch, going by the International standards. Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In DROPPED! Umesh Yadav not having the best time on the field!  Much-needed strategic timeout for Royal Challengers Bangalore. They are just not clicking with each other. Having lost four wickets in the first 9 overs, the road will be difficult in the last 11. After 9 overs, it’s 45/4.  19:49 (IST) 22:03 (IST) 20:16 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In FIRST WICKET: Virat Kohli tried to play over the mid-wicket fielder but couldn’t clear the man. First wicket down for RCB. Harbhajan strikes.  23:18 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Skipper off the mark first runs for him and Bangalore. Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In WICKET: Ali tried to chip the ball towards the leg side, but couldn’t time it. Straight into the hands of Harbhajan Singh. Second Wicket DOWN! 21:06 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 19:58 (IST) 20:03 (IST) 50 up for Chennai Super Kings! 20:07 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In What an over it is turning out to be for RCB and Mohammad Siraj! 6 dot balls! WOW! Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 21:49 (IST) Runs have been tough to come by but even then CSK has been able to find a boundary or two in every three overs which eventually is making scoreboard moving. RCB, on the other hand, is still in search of wickets! After 8 overs, it’s 33/1. Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Superb over by Harbhajan. Didn’t give even a single boundary. After 2 overs, it’s 12/0.  22:17 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 20:37 (IST) The man of the match awarded to Harbhajan Singh.  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In STAT: 150th IPL game for Harbhajan Singh.  After 13 overs, Royal Challengers Bangalore is 59/7. Another 7 overs, where can we reach?  Joint second-lowest total for RCB. A night to forget!  19:29 (IST) 20:13 (IST) Scores are level now! 21:18 (IST) 20:46 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Simon Doull is joined with India legend Sunil Gavaskar for the pitch report and the duo believes that chasing will be easy at Chepauk. Well, will that be the case, will captain winning the toss will opt to bowl? – We’re just minutes away from the toss. The umpires are out in the middle. Virat Kohli and Parthiv Patel are making their way. MS Dhoni is giving the last minute pep talk. ACTION BEGINS!  Though CSK isn’t able to find the gaps, still are right on top with just 24 more required in the last nine overs. After 11 overs, it’s 47/2.  Cautious start by Chennai Super Kings even though they have lost Watson early, they can still manage to play a little slow. After 3 overs, it’s 10/1. Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Two misfields already. Pressure on young guns?  Good over for Chennai Super Kings, except for the misfield by Thakur. Just 5 runs off the first over.  Head-to-Head: Total Games: 21CSK: 14RCB: 7 Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 20:34 (IST) 19:43 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 20:56 (IST) 19:21 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 20:01 (IST) 20:42 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In RCB all out for 70. Can we see a turnaround or it will be a cakewalk?  22:33 (IST) 23:21 (IST) 20:04 (IST) WICKET: 022 is Mumbai’s Pincode or three debutants score? Can RCB reach 100 total?  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In First NO BALL of IPL 2019: Deepak Chahar 22:57 (IST) 19:43 (IST) 22:51 (IST) 20:38 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In It wouldn’t be wrong to say that Navdeep Saini is bowling at some serious pace. So good to see a young Indian bowler making a name for himself! After 2 overs, it’s 8/0.  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 21:48 (IST) Deepak Chahar will open the bowling for Chennai Super Kings. HERE WE GO! IPL 2019 STARTS! 21:02 (IST) 19:31 (IST) 21:15 (IST)last_img read more

CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: Etoile du Sahel, Enyimba Clash Tickets Sold out

first_imgWednesday’s CAF Champions League clash between Tunisia’s Etoile du Sahel and Enyimba has already been sold out.The Tunisian Interior Ministry approved for 20,000 tickets to be sold for the match at the Olympic Stadium in Sousse and already officials said the tickets have been snapped up.The clash between Etoile du Sahel and Enyimba in the second round return leg match this evening is scheduled for 6pm Nigerian time. Moroccan officials will be in charge of Wednesday’s match.Enyimba won the first leg in Port Harcourt 3-0 courtesy of a hat-trick by Mfon Udoh.The seven-time Nigeria champions who have been training under floodlights at the Agege Stadium in Lagos ahead of this fixture scheduled to fly out to Tunisia via Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.They plan to train under floodlights in Sousse Tuesday night.The overall winners of this tie will march on to the group stage of the Champions League, while the losers drop down to the second-tier Confederation Cup.Meanwhile, Mfon Udoh has signed a new deal that keeps him at Enyimba till February 2019.“Mfon (Udoh) has signed a new deal with Enyimba till 2019 after his previous deal ended in February,” a top source told only AfricanFootball.com yesterday.“All the documentations have been filed with the league.”Enyimba is now expected to cash in big time should the striker move overseas before the expiration of this new contract.The 24-year-old Udoh, who smashed a hat-trick against Tunisia’s Etoile du Sahel in a crunch CAF Champions League second round clash last week, is the all-time top scorer in the Nigeria league with 23 goals.The former Akwa United star achieved this milestone two seasons ago.He was subsequently sought after by several top African clubs including club Africain and Esperance (Tunisia) and Egypt’s Zamalek.Last season, he came off the boil due to fitness problems, but he has been firing again in the current campaign highlighted by his treble against Etoile last Sunday.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Lokosa Gets Eunisell’s N3.8m, Trophy as NPFL Top Scorer

first_imgDuro IkhazuagbeNigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) top scorer, Junior Lokosa, was tHURSday presented with Eunisell’s N3.8million and trophy.The Kano Pillars hitman who scored 19 goals in 24 matches of the abridged 2018 NPFL season was honoured with N200,000 for each of the goal by Eunisell, the shirt sponsor of NPFL club Rivers United. At a brief but impressive ceremony at Radisson Blu Hotel in Ikeja yesterday, Lokosa who was accompanied to the event by his mother and some Kano Pillars team mates was thrilled receiving the cheque and trophy from Eunisell, a chemical and allied products specialist company.“This is a big honour to be recognised for my performance in the NPFL last season and I want to thank the sponsor (Eunisell) for their kind gesture,” Lokosa told reporters while grinning with excitement.The player who has been capped once by Nigeria in the international friendly with DR Congo urged Eunisell to sustain the incentive as it would bring out the best in players plying their skills in the domestic scene.“This is no doubt a big plus for the NPFL and I hope it will be sustained for a long time as it will definitely bring out the best in we the players and improve the quality of the league.“I want to thank my teammates at Kano Pillars for their support as they made it possible for me to win this award. I hope to win more individual and team accolades in future,” gushed Lokosa who looked resplendent in his grey suit.Speaking at the event, the Group Managing Director of Eunisell, Mr. Chika Ikenga, said that his company was honoured to present the award to Lokosa for his marksmanship in the NPFL.“Just as the entire nation comes to standstill when its football season, such is our fervent passion at Eunisell for football in Nigeria. We all get swept up in the excitement, the action, the goals, the clubs, the players and all the statistics,” stressed the Eunisell chief executive who promised to sustain the award.It is the hope of Ikenga that the Eunisell award will rekindle life back into the Nigerian topflight league.Lokosa joined Kano Pillars from First Bank FC during the second part of the 2016/2017 season and later became a key member of the squad following his goal scoring prowess.He was named in Nigeria’s provisional squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia and is one of the five players in the stand-by list for the Super Eagles 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying fixture against South Africa and the friendly game against the Cranes of Uganda.Former Enyimba striker, Mfon Udoh holds the record of the most goals (23) scored in a single season in the NPFL.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Group Managing Director of Eunisell Limited, Mr. Chika Ikenga_ Eunisell Boot Award winner, Junior Lokosa_ and SuperSport Presenter, Chisom Mbonu-Ezeoke, at the cheque and trophylast_img read more

UW awaits rematch with Notre Dame

first_imgLast year, the Wisconsin Badgers volleyball team made an epic run to the Elite Eight in the NCAA tournament before losing to the Stanford Cardinal — the eventual champions.With most of that 2004 squad back this year having another season of experience under their belt, head coach Pete Waite is hoping they can make another tournament run as they head into this weekend’s Sweet 16 matchup with Notre Dame.Waite has great confidence that the No. 11 seeded Badgers can upset the No. 6 seeded Fighting Irish — and rightfully so, considering this is the same Notre Dame team Wisconsin beat in the second round of last year’s tournament.But it wasn’t just the victory that stands out for Waite, it was the manner in which his team won.With the Irish at game point 29-23 in the first game, Wisconsin rallied back to win 36-34 and decidedly took the ensuing games 30-16 each.”That’s a huge comeback in rally scoring to be at game point and to come back that far so that gave our team a lot of confidence,” Waite said. “That gave them a lot of confidence, the feeling that they could come back against anybody if they needed to, and then they obviously went up and caught (No. 2) Hawaii up in Green Bay, so we’ve been building on that and that was a young team we did that with.””There were five freshmen on the court, a couple on the bench, and now as sophomores they’ve gained that extra year of experience.”Killing ‘Em Softly: While most of the hype surrounding Wisconsin is typically of size advantage on the net, sophomore middle blocker Taylor Reineke hardly ever gets the same coverage as some of her teammates.In this past off-season, Reineke worked hard to improve her game and fill out her slender 6’3″ frame.She also played doubles in beach volleyball, a rarity for a middle blocker as most players at that position don’t have the back row ball-handling skills.The hard work certainly paid off as Reineke is currently leading the Big Ten in blocks at 1.67 per game, which is also good for second place in UW history, one-tenth behind Heather Dodaro’s season record of 1.77 blocks per game back in 1996 — certainly buzz worthy.”If you look at Taylor from last year, she was mostly just a blocker and a defender and one of her big goals was to become more offensive and be more of a part of our whole team play and she’s done that,” Waite said. “She really doesn’t always get the press and she just seems to silently hurt people. “Her hitting percentage is so high all the time, she’s usually one of our leaders in kills, and her effort is great every night on the court so she’s just been so consistent for us, it’s been a great year for her.”Defense wins championships:As the old saying goes in football, basketball, and nearly every other sport for that matter — defense wins championships.Volleyball is no different.Primarily known as a strong team on the blocks and offensively a year ago, Waite worked hard to improve the Badger’s passing and defense for this season.”That’s what we wanted to work on from last year, is to make our whole team defense better,” Waite said. “Jo Wack came in and really raised our level of defense individually, but now everyone else has stepped up their game a little bit. And any time you have a big block — that’s the beginning of the defense, but when you have a big block, you dig around that big block and that makes it easier for your back row.”That’s how we’ve done well this year — we’ve been pretty balanced, front court and back court.”last_img read more

Championship action

first_imgNewcastle hold a five-point lead at the top ahead of their trip to Reading. Brighton will look to end their recent dip in form when they travel to bottom side Rotherham, Third placed Huddersfield welcome Aston Villa to the John Smith’s,  Leeds is away to a Fulham side still harbouring playoff hopes And Norwich is at Bristol City.last_img

ITV Racing begins contract renegotiations with UK Racing

first_img ITV Racing has begun renegotiations of its broadcast contract with UK racing, in which it is claiming £1.5 million in compensation for the postponement of this year’s Aintree Grand National. Seeking to renew its contract, ITV Racing is reportedly trying to reduce its current broadcast fee of £7.5 million per season in view of this year’s disruptions. Racecourse Media Group CEO Richard Fitzgerald will lead the contract negotiations on behalf of UK racing, stating that he is positive that stakeholders will reach an agreement.Having postponed its competitive schedule since mid-March, which led to the cancellation of the Grand National meeting, UK racing has taken a £500 million hit on its 2020 budget. Broadcast negotiations are taking place as the British Horseracing Association (BHA) outlines its ‘final precautionary steps’ to resume the sport, having earmarked the 1 June for a resumption in racing, pending government approval.UK racing seeks to maintain its tier-1 festival coverage on terrestrial TV (Cheltenham, Aintree and Royal Ascot), with ITV Racing reporting audiences of 10 million viewers during its coverage of the 2019 Grand National.Winning UK racing’s media rights in 2016, ITV relaunched its dormant ITV Racing brand, replacing Channel 4 as lead terrestrial broadcaster.The relaunch of ITV Racing was branded as a new era for racing’s media coverage, in which ITV would significantly expand the sport’s presence across its network, broadcasting 40 days of racing per year across its main channels. Submit Related Articles StumbleUpon Share UK Racing pushes for drastic levy reforms as deep recession looms August 25, 2020 Share Richard FitzGerald steps down as RMG CEO August 6, 2020 ITV secures three-year British racing broadcast deal August 5, 2020last_img read more