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first_imgSweden’s KPA Pension has bought a large office property in central Stockholm from Nordic real estate investor Areim for SEK4.3bn (€403m).In addition, Swedish pensions and insurance group Folksam – KPA’s parent company – has announced an increas to its expansion target for its overall real estate portfolio to SEK20bn over the next few years, after it previously announced a target of SEK10bn. The figure includes KPA Pension’s assets.Michael Kjeller, Folksam’s head of asset management and sustainability, said real estate offered risk diversification to the group’s total asset portfolio, meaning it had been able to increase the return without affecting the level of risk.“However, we still have a need for investment, which is partly due to large net inflows of insurance premiums, and it is against this background that we are setting our new expansion target,” he said. The office property KPA Pension is buying is located at Brädstapeln 16 in Stockholm’s Kungsholmen district. It comprises 36,700sqm of leasable space and was originally built for Swedish non-life insurer Trygg Hansa in 1975.KPA, which runs local authority pensions, said the real estate deal was the third largest ever completed in Sweden. Chief executive Britta Burreau said it increased the property proportion of the fund’s portfolio to 9.2%, up from 7%.KPA Pension said ownership of the property would come into its hands on 1 November.Folksam said it had purchased SEK17bn of properties, including KPA Pension’s latest acquisition, since it began the expansion of the portfolio in 2016. The market value of its real estate portfolio stood at SEK43bn following the Kungsholmen purchase.last_img read more

first_img Oxlade-Chamberlain pulled up with a hamstring injury during the second half of Arsenal’s 2-1 FA Cup quarter-final win at Manchester United on Monday night. Wenger expects the 21-year-old, who had just returned to the side following a groin problem, to be sidelined around “three or four weeks”, which rules him out of contention for the Euro 2016 qualifier against Lithuania at Wembley on March 27 and the friendly with Italy in Turin four days later. “We had to rest him anyway, so we decided to get these screws off instead of doing it at the end of the season, when there is England again. We wanted to combine both together. “I don’t know how long it will be before he returns because we have to respect the progression of his training. “It has taken a bit longer and I don’t really know why at the moment, but I am hopeful it is a matter of weeks now.” Wenger added: “Wilshere will not be fit (for England duty). We are March 13. In 17 days, I don’t think he will be available to be an international game.” Club captain Mikel Arteta is set to resume full training following an ankle injury suffered at the end of November, and is expected to be in contention again at the start of April. Arteta, 32, is out of contract in the summer, and is expected to agree a one-year extension. “Normally I would like him to stay on, yes. He has a huge experience and is very important in the squad,” said Wenger, who also confirmed full-back Hector Bellerin was set for a new long-term deal. Arsenal can cement their place in the top four of the Barclays Premier League with victory over West Ham, who have slipped down to mid-table. “The mood is good as you can imagine, but focused as well because we know that every single game is a decisive game now, said Wenger, whose side head to Monaco next week looking to overturn a 3-1 first leg deficit. “Every year it (making the top four) gets more difficult because you have more teams who can compete for it, and in future years it will be even harder. “It is an important part to have a good mixture between focus and composure, that is not easy to find because the tension can be too big.” Midfielders Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Jack Wilshere will not be fit for international duty with England later this month, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has confirmed. Wilshere, meanwhile, is recovering from minor surgery to remove studs from the pin in his ankle, and is also expected to need a few more weeks recovery time. “It is a classic hamstring. That means he (Oxlade-Chamberlain) will be out for three weeks, four weeks maximum. He will not be available for England as well,” said Wenger, whose side host West Ham on Saturday. “It is very frustrating for him because he played more games than ever this season. He has shown again on Monday night what an important player he can be for Arsenal and for England. “He is keen to play for England and I think it is a big blow for him. “Alex knows as well that it is the type of injury where you can recover quickly and come back, but it is not an ideal moment.” Wenger confirmed he had not yet spoken to England manager Roy Hodgson, who will name his squad for the upcoming internationals next Thursday. The Gunners boss, though, is confident Wilshere can recover to play some part in the end-of-season run-in. Wenger said: “He had a little inflammation of his ankle, so we decided to do it (now). Press Associationlast_img read more

first_imgArizona’s advantage is 10 spring training ballparks plus the Arizona Diamondbacks’ Chase Field all within about 50 miles. Florida’s spring training ballparks are spread by as much as 220 miles.“It allows for immediacy of a schedule, where you might be able to begin it and televise it, provide Major League Baseball to America,” said Scott Boras, baseball’s most prominent agent. “I think players are willing to do what’s necessary because I think they understand the importance of baseball for their own livelihoods and for the interest of our country and providing a necessary product that gives all the people that are isolated enjoyment.”“It gives them a sense of a return to some normalcy,” Boras added. “You talk to a psychologist about it and they say it’s it’s really good for a culture to have to have sport and to have a focus like that, where for a few hours a day they can take their minds off the difficult reality of the virus.”Baseball’s season had been set to start March 26 but spring training was halted on March 12. After the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended restricting events of more than 50 people for eight weeks, MLB said it would not open until mid-May at the earliest.Texas Rangers president of baseball operations Jon Daniels said MLB is examining different options and he didn’t want to speculate.Related Articles Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros Angels’ Shohei Ohtani spending downtime working in outfield Harvard-Westlake alum Lucas Giolito throws no-hitter for White Sox NEW YORK (AP) — Putting all 30 teams in the Phoenix area and playing in empty ballparks was among the ideas discussed Monday by Major League Baseball and the players’ association.The sides held a telephone call to talk about paths forward for a season delayed by the new coronavirus pandemic, people familiar with the discussion told The Associated Press. They spoke on condition of anonymity because no details were announced.Ideas are still in the early stage, and the Arizona option would have many obstacles to overcome, the people said.Half of the MLB clubs hold spring training in Arizona, the other half in Florida. Dodgers’ Will Smith: ‘I feel like it’s been five years’ since his 2019 debut “But, obviously, we’d all love to find a way to play, provided we could do safely, and that would be the priority,” he said.The players’ association would want to survey its members to determine whether they would support such a plan, one of the people said.“You’re going to be largely separated from your families and you’re going to have to function in a very contained way. It’s not it’s not a normal life, this idea,” Boras said. “You’re going to have an identified group of people. You’re going to have a constantly tested group of people. And you’re going to have a very limited access of those people to the outside world so that you can assure a very uncontaminated league, if you will, to produce a product that is inspirational to our country.”Chase Field, with artificial turf and a retractable roof, could be the site of daily tripleheaders, Boras said.MLB and the union reached a deal March 26 to advance $170 million in salary to players for the first 60 days of the season. As part of the deal, players would get only prorated portions of their salaries if the regular season is cut from its usual 162 games and would receive no additional salary if the season is scrapped.Both sides have agreed to attempt to play as full a season as is possible, and this plan would enable to season to start while waiting for health and government officials determine whether it is safe to resume play in regular-season ballparks, with the travel that would entail. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros last_img read more

first_img4. Eyeball Auckland War Memorial MuseumThe columned façade of the Auckland Museum dominates the Auckland Domain and it’s worth a look inside. It houses a war memorial with galleries devoted to the fallen of World War I and II, along with an outstanding collection of Maori objects, including a beautifully carved meeting house. There’s also a Maori cultural performance several times a day – a wonderful feast of conch calling and haka stomping.Opening times: Daily 10am – 5pm (Maori performance 11am, 12pm and 1.30pm; extra 2.30pm performance from Nov to Mar).Location: The Auckland Domain (see above), Parnell.Price: Adults $25 ($45 with Maori performance), Concessions $10 ($20 with Maori performance).5. Investigate Auckland Art GalleryThis recently refurbished gallery showcases the best of New Zealand art, and is fascinating for its pictorial record of Maoris as envisaged by European settlers – paintings that provide more insight into the politics of the artists than the subjects. The collection also features recent artwork by lauded contemporary New Zealand artists, including Ralph Hotere. Best of all, it’s free.Opening times: Daily 10am – 5pm.Location: Corner of Kitchener and Wellesley Streets.Price: Free. 6. Eat Japanese foodAuckland is home to a vibrant foodie culture, and the city’s wide variety of restaurants offer cuisine from every corner of the world. But perhaps the highlights are the Japanese restaurants, which have gone from strength to strength over the years: Masu is a particular highlight, thanks partly to its awesome desserts, while Cocoro offers top-notch seafood and fancy multi-course menus to choose from. 8. Chill out in DevonportDevonport is a suburb on a peninsula opposite Auckland city centre, and it’s home to some of the oldest buildings in the city, many of which date from the mid-nineteenth century. It boasts numerous galleries, shops and cafés (most notably the Mediterranean inspired Manuka Café), which makes it ideal for an afternoon potter. Or if you want a slightly more energetic activity, try the 23-kilometre North Shore Coastal Walk for scenic views across the bay. 12. Catch a match at Eden ParkWhether you’re a cricket or a rugby fan (or neither), this 50,000-seat stadium is one of New Zealand’s best-known attractions, as well as being its largest stadium. Hosting some of the most important sporting events of recent years, including the Rugby World Cup 2011 and Cricket World Cup 2015, you can take an hour-long tour to peek behind the scenes, including a trip down the player’s tunnel and onto to the renowned No. 1 field. Or for an unmissable opportunity, check the schedule to find out when the All Blacks or British & Irish Lions are next in town. Visit more incredible rugby destinations around the world, with our guide.Opening times: Tours Mon to Fri, 2pm (except for match days and public holidays).Location: Reimers Ave, Kingsland (near Kingsland train station). Public transport from Auckland is free if you have an integrated match ticket.Price: (Tours) Adults $23, Concessions $18. Match prices vary. 13. Camp on Motuihe IslandAnother of Auckland’s picturesque gulf islands, Motuihe makes a good day trip and an even better weekend break, if you’re the outdoor sort of type. Once the home of notorious WWI prisoners like Count Felix Von Luckner, thankfully you’ll only have the birds and the bees for company these days. It’s a protected area for wildlife and if you’re lucky, you might spot a rare shore skink or saddleback bird. Book ahead if you want to camp on the beach, and read up on the conservation rules before you go. Take the 360 ferry to get here. 9. Sip wine on Waiheke IslandJust over half an hour on the ferry is Waiheke Island, an ideal place to spend some lazy days. The island has some fantastic sands to sprawl on (check out Oneroa and Onetangi beaches) and some creepy World War II tunnels to poke your nose into, but the highlights are the wineries. Various tour companies will take you around the vineyards for a tasting session covering over a dozen wines – make sure you pace yourself in case of potential mishaps on the minibus.10. Take a trip to One Tree HillOne Tree Hill is a 182-metre volcanic peak on the edge of the city – one of several volcanoes that surround Auckland, including Mt Eden and Rangitoto. Long ago it was home to a Maori fort, and the terraced sides of the mountain show extensive farming. The eponymous tree at the summit was cut down by settlers in 1852, much to the outrage of locals; a replacement was planted, but it was a non-native species and was damaged by chainsaws in attack by Maori activists in 1994 and 1999, and eventually had to be cut down. Currently the summit is treeless, hence the local nickname: ‘None Tree Hill’. But tree or no tree, the hill provides wonderful views of the sprawling city below. 7. See the birds on Tiritiri Matangi IslandTiritiri Matangi is just over an hour from Auckland by ferry, and it’s an absolute paradise for birds (and bird-lovers). All mammalian predators have been eliminated from the island, allowing the birds to thrive, including the famous kiwi (although don’t expect to see one, they’re nocturnal). You can explore the island by yourself, but you’ll learn a lot more about the local wildlife if you take one of the guided walks offered when you step off the ferry (book a place in advance when you buy your ferry ticket, for $10 more). 14. Take the kids to Kelly Tarlton’s Sea Life Aquarium……or just take yourselves. This huge Sea Life centre is packed full of enough exciting underwater species, shark tunnels and rock pool curiosities to please kids both big and small. Check feeding times, tours and visitor ‘experiences’ to plan your visit, including a shark cage dive, for the brave-hearted. The King and Gentoo Penguins are the country’s only colony of Antarctic penguins and are one of the most popular (and cutest) things to see.Opening times: Daily, 9.30am – 5pm.Location: 23 Tamaki Drive, Orakei. Free hourly shuttle service from 172 Quay Street (opposite the downtown Auckland ferry terminal). Price: Adults $39, Children $22, Concessions $30 (online discounts available).15. Plunge into Kitekite FallsJoin the locals in the summer, as they head down to Piha Beach for lazy picnics, fishing, surfing and hiking. Located within Waitakere Ranges Regional Park, around 40km from Auckland centre, one of the best things to do here is walk up the track from Glen Esk Road and reward yourself with a beautifully cool plunge into Kitekite Falls. Stretch out on the black sands at Piha afterwards, and try fresh fish and chips, Kiwi-style, at Blairs on the Beach. Find flights to Auckland1. Climb up the Sky Tower… and jump off itSlap bang in the centre of the city is the unmissable,328-metre-tall Sky Tower, which is a godsend when trying to get your bearings in Auckland’s streets. But as well as providing a handy landmark, it offers some stunning views for diners in the Orbit 360 revolving restaurant – or if you don’t fancy eating altitude, you can simply pay to go to the observation deck. Once you’re up there, clip yourself onto a wire and teeter around the ledge that encircles the building for a stomach-flipping experience. And real thrill seekers can even throw themselves off New Zealand’s highest building, thanks to the Skyjump, a sort of bungee jump with a gentle deceleration rather than a jolt.Opening hours: (May to Oct) Daily 9am – 10pm. (Nov to Apr) Sun to Thurs, 8.30am – 10.30pm; Fri & Sat 8.30am – 11.30pm.Location: Victoria St W & Federal St.Price: Adult $29.00, Child (6–14 years) $12.00, Children 5 years and under are free.2. Cruise around the Hauraki GulfAuckland occupies a narrow strip of land on New Zealand’s North Island, and as such it’s practically surrounded by water – water that’s ripe for exploring. The Hauraki Gulf is dotted with islands that can be accessed by ferry from Queens Wharf, or you can opt for a longer cruise. Fullers offer a short cruise that takes in Rangitoto Island, which is home to a symmetrical shield volcano and lava tubes that visitors can walk through (bring a torch), or you can opt for a longer, overnight cruise from Hauraki Blue Cruises that takes in several islands and includes a three-course meal and accommodation. Whatever option you go for, don’t forget to keep an eye out for common and bottlenose dolphins leaping through the boat’s bow wave.3. Explore Auckland DomainThis mammoth, 75-hectare city park deserves a mention of its own, playing host to some of the best things to do in Auckland, all year-round. With an array of unassuming local nicknames such as the ‘Duck Ponds’, the Domain is home to the beautiful hothouse Wintergardens, exciting nature trails, outdoor sculptures by local artists, and a grassy extinct volcano that forms the hill at the centre of it all. Come in December to drink in the festive atmosphere at the Christmas markets, or look out for special events in the autumn and winter (March to August).Opening times: Daily, 24 hours.Location: (Main gates) Park Road, Grafton, by Auckland Hospital, Parnell.Price: Free. 11. Tackle Auckland Harbour BridgeForget Sydney, Waitemata Harbour Bridge (aka Auckland Harbour Bridge) is the place to snap your selfies, strut along the waterfront and er…jump off something high. Again. This landmark of box truss engineering spans the sea from Northcote Point to St Mary’s Bay and is more than 1000 metres long, the second-longest bridge in New Zealand. It can be admired from up close (check out the Auckland Bridge Climb for a Spiderman-style tour), or from a safe distance, at a cool harbourside cafe bar like Barabra. Then there’s always the 40-metre bungee drop…Opening times: Up to eight jumps and bridge climbs a day, depending on season – see the website for times and booking.Location: Auckland Bridge Climb and Bungy is located at Westhaven Marina on the city (south) side of the bridge.Price: $125 each for bridge climb or bungy (combo tickets available). How to get to AucklandAuckland International Airport is one of the busiest in the country and is located around 20km south of Auckland.Often the shortest and cheapest flights to Auckland from the UK go from London Heathrow or London Gatwick airports. Several long-haul airlines run this route, including Singapore Airlines (stopping in Singapore) and Qantas (stopping in Sydney). You can also find one-stop flights from Manchester and Birmingham.Looking for the cheapest fares to Auckland? 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