Spain finds surprise €500m

first_img whatsapp KCS-content TROUBLED Spain has received an unexpected boost after it discovered it had an extra €500m (£412m) to spend on its beleaguered infrastructure.The nation, which has been forced to adopt strict austerity measures after massively overspending before the economic collapse, has raised its budget after making “internal adjustments”.It has benefitted from better than expected market stability, allowing it to raise its annual budget to almost €7bn.The extra money will be pumped into a number of projects that had been suspended due to the budget tightening.The Spanish government says it will finalise 2011’s budget in six weeks and is still committed to slashing its deficit to six per cent of GDP, down from its current high of 11.2 per cent. Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofTortilla Mango Cups: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof whatsapp Sharecenter_img Show Comments ▼ Spain finds surprise €500m by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island Farmmoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.cominvesting.comCanceled TV Shows Announced: Full Updated Listinvesting.comthedelite.comNetflix Cancellations And Renewals: The Full List For 2021thedelite.comWorld LifestyleCouple Has No Idea Why Photo Goes Viral, Then They Notice This In The CornerWorld Lifestylezenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Wednesday 18 August 2010 8:35 pm Tags: NULLlast_img read more

British American Tobacco Uganda ( 2014 Annual Report

first_imgBritish American Tobacco Uganda ( listed on the Uganda Securities Exchange under the Agricultural sector has released it’s 2014 annual report.For more information about British American Tobacco Uganda ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the British American Tobacco Uganda ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: British American Tobacco Uganda (  2014 annual report.Company ProfileBritish American Tobacco Uganda Limited (BAT Uganda) grows and processes tobacco in Uganda and sells cigarettes and other tobacco products to the local market and for export. Brands sold by BAT Uganda include Dunhill, Rex, Sportsman and Safari. Tobacco is grown in 13 districts in Uganda through a network of tobacco farmers. The raw tobacco is transported to the BAT Uganda green leaf threshing plant in Kampala where it is processed and packed for local and export cigarette consumption. BAT Uganda also exports tobacco leaves to cigarette manufacturers in Europe, Asia and other African countries. BAT Uganda is a subsidiary of British American Tobacco Investments Limited. British American Tobacco Uganda is listed on the Uganda Securities Exchangelast_img read more

Passive income investors: how I’d invest in dividend stocks in 2021

first_img Peter Stephens | Monday, 11th January, 2021 Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Making a passive income from dividend stocks in 2021 could be a sound move. They offer high yields compared to other assets, as well as the potential to deliver impressive dividend growth in the long run.However, with the economic outlook being uncertain, buying companies with defensive characteristics could be a logical move. So, too, could purchasing a diverse range of stocks with affordable dividends. The end result could be a more resilient income in 2021.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Making a passive income from defensive dividend stocksRisks such as political instability in Europe and the coronavirus pandemic mean that passive income investors face an uncertain outlook in 2021. As such, it could be worth buying defensive stocks that offer a more resilient financial outlook.Examples of industries that have historically been relatively defensive include utilities and consumer goods like tobacco. They may be less impacted by the performance of the economy, since their earnings may be less dependent on consumer confidence and GDP growth. The end result could be more stable dividend payouts that provide investors with a resilient income return.Dividend affordabilityPassive income investors may also wish to make sure that any potential purchases can afford their current level of dividends. After the stock market crash, some companies offer very high dividend yields at the present time. As such, it is easy for an income investor to become overly focused on yields, rather than assessing the affordability of dividends. And while a high yield is appealing, it is of little use if it cannot be paid.Assessing the affordability of a company’s dividend can be undertaken through comparing shareholder payouts to net profit. If they are covered more than once by net profit then the company in question has headroom when making dividend payouts. Investors may wish to demand a figure above one at the present time due to the uncertain economic outlook. It may cause profit growth to stall, or even decline, for some businesses and sectors.Diversifying among a number of dividend sharesDiversification is crucial for all passive income investors. They should avoid being reliant on a small number of companies for their dividends – especially if it is their main source of income.Clearly, many sectors are facing difficult operating conditions at the present time. Therefore, holding a wider range of companies than is normally the case may be necessary in 2021. Although the economic outlook is due to improve, the first quarter or even half of the current year may prove to be a difficult period for many businesses.Diversification can lead to a higher passive income in the long run. Through avoiding losses within a concentrated portfolio, an investor can enjoy a generous and rising income return in 2021 and in the coming years. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this.center_img Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Passive income investors: how I’d invest in dividend stocks in 2021 See all posts by Peter Stephens Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Enter Your Email Addresslast_img read more

Celebrities join forces in film trailer for new Wildlife Trusts campaign

first_img“It is desperately sad that so much of our country’s wildlife has been lost since Kenneth Grahame wrote his wonderful book The Wind in the Willows. Of all the characters in the book it is hard to know whose descendants have suffered the most. Water Voles, Toads and Badger’s friends in the book, Hedgehogs, have all seen catastrophic declines.“I am backing The Wildlife Trusts’ campaign to rally people to secure a ‘wilder future’ by restoring large areas of wildlife habitat, in city and country. What we create may not look exactly like the countryside that Kenneth Grahame drew such inspiration from, but our wildlife won’t mind just so long as it has the places it needs to live and thrive.“As a society we know how to put meanders back into straightened rivers and how to build bridges for wildlife. We know which wild places we should be protecting and expanding. But we need ambitious new laws to ensure we do this, laws that ensure we map out nature’s recovery. Meanwhile we can all make a practical difference. Together we can make the next chapter for wildlife a happier one.”  383 total views,  5 views today Celebrities join forces in film trailer for new Wildlife Trusts campaign Currently there is no legislation to help nature recover, and The Wildlife Trusts aims to build support for strong environmental laws and for a Nature Recovery Network.The charity hopes that the trailer will inspire people to help by nature by contacting politicians to call for strong environmental laws to help nature recover, creating new homes for wildlife in their garden or local area, and checking out the events and volunteering opportunities at local Wildlife Trusts. Sir David Attenborough, Stephen Fry, Catherine Tate, Alison Steadman and Asim Chaudhry are supporting a new campaign from The Wildlife Trusts that calls for more help to restore nature.The Wildlife Trusts #WilderFuture campaign launches today (28 March) and will see an animated film trailer starring Wind in the Willows characters Mole, Ratty, Badger and Toad play across 500 cinemas in the UK for the next week. The film is also being released on social media, and is available for viewing on the charity’s site.The trailer shows how the lives of Badger, Ratty, Mole and Toad are disrupted by roads, river pollution and intensive agriculture, and calls people to join the campaign by committing to play their part in nature’s recovery. [youtube height=”450″width=”800″][/youtube] Melanie May | 28 March 2019 | Newscenter_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis11 Tagged with: Celebrity Volunteering Stephanie Hilborne, CEO of The Wildlife Trusts, said:“We are a nation of nature-lovers, yet we live in one of the most nature-depleted countries in the world. If we want to put nature into recovery we have to create a mass movement of people calling for change. Our film is a sad version of The Wind in the Willows – showing how Ratty and Toad have hit the buffers – but it ends with a message of real hope. It’s not too late to create strong laws which will help our wildlife make a comeback – and it’s not too late to establish a Nature Recovery Network which will enable us to plan a wilder future.”Sir David Attenborough (c) The Wildlife TrustsPresident Emeritus of The Wildlife Trusts and narrator of the film trailer, Sir David Attenborough added: Advertisement  384 total views,  6 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis11 About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via read more

Talking Property Preservation and Diversity

first_img Diversity Property Preservation Video Spotlight VRM 2019-09-24 Seth Welborn  Print This Post Subscribe Home / Daily Dose / Talking Property Preservation and Diversity Related Articles Previous: Examining the Single-Family Rental Market Next: The Geographic “Flip-Flop” in Home Price Growth About Author: Seth Welborn The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Tagged with: Diversity Property Preservation Video Spotlight VRM in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago In this Video Spotlight, Cheryl Travis-Johnson, COO, VRM Mortgage Services discusses the biggest challenges confronting property preservation. Travis-Johnson also sat down with DS News to discuss how companies can promote diversity and inclusion. Seth Welborn is a Reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Harding University, he has covered numerous topics across the real estate and default servicing industries. Additionally, he has written B2B marketing copy for Dallas-based companies such as AT&T. An East Texas Native, he also works part-time as a photographer. center_img Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago September 24, 2019 1,313 Views Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Talking Property Preservation and Diversity The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Share Savelast_img read more

Prior Use In One Jurisdiction Would Not In Itself Entitle User To Exclusive Rights In Other Dominion: Delhi HC Clarifies Law On Spill Over of Reputation [Read Order]

first_imgNews UpdatesPrior Use In One Jurisdiction Would Not In Itself Entitle User To Exclusive Rights In Other Dominion: Delhi HC Clarifies Law On Spill Over of Reputation [Read Order] Karan Tripathi22 April 2020 6:30 AMShare This – xDelhi High Court denied interim injunction in an application wherein the plaintiff, while not having business operations in India, could also not prove spill over of reputation and goodwill, from abroad to India. While holding that there’s no prima facie case to pass injunction against the defendants, the Single Bench of Justice Endlaw noted that mere ownership or even…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginDelhi High Court denied interim injunction in an application wherein the plaintiff, while not having business operations in India, could also not prove spill over of reputation and goodwill, from abroad to India. While holding that there’s no prima facie case to pass injunction against the defendants, the Single Bench of Justice Endlaw noted that mere ownership or even registration of a mark does not lead to any presumption of the mark having a reputation and goodwill, even in the territories where the mark is being used. The present suit was instituted by the plaintiff for permanent injunction to restrain the three defendants namely (a) Dingle Buildcons Pvt. Ltd., (b) KW Homes Private Limited and (c) KW Security and Services Private Limited, from infringing the trade mark of the plaintiff and passing off their services as that of the plaintiff, and for ancillary reliefs. Plaintiff had submitted that it has been using the mark ‘KW’ since 1994 and thus, is aggrieved from adoption by the defendants of identical and/or deceptively similar marks in respect of identical and/or similar services. After highlighting that the defendants are recently incorporated entities and do not enjoy domestic and international reputation associated with the plaintiff, it was argued that by using the mark ‘KW’ the defendants not only infringe the plaintiff’s mark but also convey the services of the defendants to be originating from the plaintiff. Senior Advocate Akhil Sibal, who appeared for the the defendants, argued that the plaintiff, in its response to the objection raised by the Registrar of Trade Marks with respect to the prior pending applications of the defendants, took a stand that there was no likelihood of confusion because the mark of the plaintiff was used for services relating to franchising, namely, offering technical assistance in the establishment and/or operation of real estate brokerages while the defendants were engaged in advertising, business management, etc. It was further argued by Mr Sibal that the present suit is not maintainable as the plaintiff has failed to establish not only prior user but also continuous extensive user and tremendous goodwill and reputation. It was also pointed out by the defendants that neither the plaintiff has used the mark ‘KW’ in India, nor does it have any intention to do so. In a rejoinder filed by the plaintiff, it was highlighted that while the plaintiff has not started operations in India, it has been considering Indian market for further operations. The plaintiff also drew court’s attention to the emails received by the plaintiff from Indians in India wanting to become franchisee / agent of the plaintiff and has contended that the same shows that people in India know of the plaintiff. Number of visits on the plaintiff’s website from India was submitted to substantiate the point. In order to deny the interim relief to the plaintiff, the court relied upon the following facts and positions of law: Plaintiff could not prove spill over of the reputation and goodwill of its brand from abroad to India prior to the commencement of the use of the disputed mark by the defendants Prior use of the trade mark in one jurisdiction would not ipso facto entitle its owner or user to claim exclusive rights to the said mark in another dominion Till date has no business, customers, agents or franchisees in India and has not been instrumental in establishment and/or operation of any real estate brokerage in India The nature of business carried out by the defendants is very different from that carried out by the plaintiff. The plaintiff does not claim to be in business of or having reputation and goodwill in the construction and development of real estate. Rather the plaintiff does not even claim to be carrying on business of real estate brokerage. When the plaintiff chose to use bare alphabets „KW‟ as its mark, the possibility of another using the same alphabets, is inherent, as the plaintiff also conceded in its reply Plaintiff is also guilty of delay and latches. The plaintiff, in the plaint admits knowledge in March, 2013 of the claim of the defendants of use of the mark since 2006 and the application filed by the defendants prior to the plaintiff for registration of the said mark. However the plaintiff, instead of opposing the said application of the defendants or immediately suing the defendants in 2013 itself to restrain the defendants from using the said mark, was content with obtaining registration in its own favour. In light of these observations the court refused to grant interim relief to the plaintiffs and went on to note that: ‘Since the plaintiff till date has no business in India, the question of the plaintiff suffering any irreparable loss and injury does not arise and the balance of convenience is also in favour of the defendants. The consumers of the projects of the defendants under the KW brand,who use the same as their address, would also be affected by any injunction granted and all of which cannot be reversed in the event of the plaintiff ultimately failing in the suit.’Click Here To Download Order[Read Order] Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

Multiple fatalities reported in mass shooting erupts in popular area of Jacksonville

first_img(JACKSONVILLE, Fla.) — Police in Jacksonville, Florida, said multiple fatalities were reported in a mass shooting that erupted Sunday afternoon at a venue in a popular area of the city, where officials are warning people to stay away.It was not immediately clear how many victims were killed or injured in the incident, which occurred just before 2 p.m. in the Jacksonville Landing section of the city.“Multiple fatalities at the scene, many transported,” the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office tweeted at 2:45 p.m.Earlier the sheriff’s office tweeted, “#LandingMassShooting at the Jacksonville Landing. Stay far away from the area. The area is not safe at this time,” the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office tweeted Sunday afternoon.Agents from the federal Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives were headed to the scene to assist in the investigation, the agency confirmed.This is a breaking news story. Please check back for updates.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

UNC shooting suspect due in court as shocked students come together in grief

first_imgiStock(CHARLOTTE, N.C.) — A 22-year-old accused of gunning down two students at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte is due in court Thursday as the shocked survivors come together in grief.Trystan Andrew Terrell allegedly opened fire in a room at the Kennedy building on Tuesday, killing two and injuring four, according to police.Terrell’s choice of building appeared intentional, said Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Kerr Putney, but a motive remains unclear.“It’s going to take us some time to really figure out what happened, and more importantly, the why,” Putney said.Meanwhile, faculty and students gathered at a vigil Wednesday night in an arena on campus to remember those killed: 19-year-old Ellis “Reed” Parlier and 21-year-old Riley Howell.“We’re heartsick,” UNC Charlotte Chancellor Philip Dubois said at the vigil. “The loss of Riley and Reed cuts to our core.”“No one is going through this alone,” said student body president Chandler Crean as he wiped away tears.The four injured students are expected to make full recoveries.Among the injured is 23-year-old Emily Houpt, who is set to graduate next week.Howell was killed while fighting the gunman, said Putney.Putney called Howell a “hero” whose “sacrifice saved lives.”Terrell has been charged with two counts of murder, four counts of attempted murder, four counts of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, possession of a firearm on educational property and discharging a firearm on educational property.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

BAME leadership pipeline flatlining in FTSE 100 firms

first_img Worth mentioning that the proportion of the population in the UK who are of BAME background is 12%, according to the latest census.Many people in London (where it is much higher) instinctively think it’s much higher. Related posts: BAME leadership pipeline flatlining in FTSE 100 firmsBy Ashleigh Webber on 4 Dec 2019 in Gender, Ethnicity, Equality & diversity, Latest News, Personnel Today One Response to BAME leadership pipeline flatlining in FTSE 100 firms Shutterstock Progress on increasing the number of ethnic minority leaders in the UK’s biggest organisations has stalled and there is a limited pipeline of talent from minority groups.Just 3.3% of FTSE 100 chairs, CEOs and CFOs are from a black, Asian or minority ethnic (BAME) background – a figure that has not improved since 2014, according to the Green Park Leadership 10,000 report.DiversityA third of BAME employees asked to westernise their nameDiversity linked to better financial performance, report findsDiversity in HR: is it really a ‘white female’ profession?The report analyses gender and ethnocultural diversity at three leadership levels in FTSE 100 organisations: the top three level includes chair, CEO and CFO roles; the top 20 level includes board and executive committee members; and the top 100 level consists of senior staff in the “leadership pipeline”.BAME representation in top 20 roles dropped from 8.8% in 2018 to 7.4% in 2019. In top 100 roles, the figure remained flat at 10.7% (2018: 10.6%).Forty-seven companies still have no ethnic minority membership at board and executive director level.Trevor Phillips OBE, chair of Green Park and founding chair of the Equality and Human Rights Commission, said: “Our latest analysis shows that after five years of monitoring, the promise that things would change over time for ethnic minority leaders in the FTSE 100 looks just as empty as the corporate pipeline. Women are cracking the glass ceiling; but people of colour remain super-glued to the corporate floor.”The consultancy recommends that firms that truly want to enact change should follow the example set by many US-based organisations and appoint a chief diversity officer.“If the UK’s companies continue to ignore the experience and actions of their US competitors, they risk falling behind. With this attitude, post Brexit, we can expect talented female and minority executives – just like many of our minority actors – to exit to the USA to get a break,” said Phillips.Women are cracking the glass ceiling; but people of colour remain super-glued to the corporate floor.” – Trevor Phillips, Green Park chairThe report also looks at the number of women in senior positions in FTSE 100 firms. The proportion of women in top three roles increased by just one percentage point to 8.6% in 2019.Although female representation in the c-suite has risen from 10 to 26 roles since 2014, the report notes that it would take another 50 years for women and men to be equally represented at this level.The proportion of women increased to 28.8% from 26.3% in top 20 roles. The figure barely changed for top 100 roles (28.9% up from 28.8%).At a sectoral level, the transport industry made the most progress in ethnocultural diversity in top 100 roles (from 2.6% in 2014 to 10% in 2019). The media sector saw the most improvement in terms of gender diversity at this level (34.5% in 2014 to 47.2% this year).Raj Tulsiani, CEO of Green Park, commented: “The increasingly patchy progress in many sectors may be a sign that some companies find it hard to focus on diversity in the true sense of the word, opting for concerted effort in the areas of gender or race but struggling to consistently address both.“If British business is serious about presenting a modern face to the world it needs to properly invest in diversity and inclusivity leadership, and give those leaders the resources to match.”D&I opportunities currently on PT Jobs Reply More D&I jobs Andrew Turvey 4 Dec 2019 at 12:28 pm # Leave a Reply Click here to cancel reply.Comment Name (required) Email (will not be published) (required) Website Previous Article Next Article Diversity & Inclusion: Sign up to our free e-newsletter nowPersonnel Today’s fastest growing email newsletter focuses on all aspects of diversity and inclusion.Subscribe below to receive the latest…last_img read more

Manhattan luxury deal streak continues for 9th week

first_img Message* 166 Duane Street, PHB and 69 East 82nd Street (Elliman, Google Maps)There was no holiday slowdown when it came to Manhattan’s luxury market.Last week there were 34 contracts signed, down from 47 the week before, according to Olshan Realty’s weekly report on deals for Manhattan homes asking $4 million or more.It marked the ninth straight week where there were more than 30 luxury contracts signed. The nine-week streak has seen more than $2.86 billion worth of transactions across 340 contracts. The average discount from the initial ask to the final ask (or the starting point where buyers began their negotiation) was 11 percent.Donna Olshan, author of the report, said the luxury market is “still holding up very well.” But she cautioned that the elevated number of deals does not mean that high prices will be tolerated.ADVERTISEMENTRead moreManhattan’s luxury market streak continues for 8th weekManhattan luxury market has best month in six yearsBest week since 2019 for Manhattan luxury market Tags “This is still a market that is defined by New York area buyers who are looking for a deal,” she said. “It’s not ready at this point to tolerate some big price moves.”Last week, the average listing discount across the 34 deals was 13 percent with an average of 657 days on the market. Most of the deals — 21 — were for condos, while nine co-ops and four townhouses went into contract for a median final ask of $7.1 million.The top contract in the borough was for a Tribeca penthouse at 166 Duane Street last asking $17.5 million. The duplex, which spans 6,100 square feet, was initially listed in July. The unit has five bedrooms, a 36-foot great room and 23-foot by 38-foot terrace.The second most expensive contract was for a 20-foot-wide Upper East Side townhouse. The home spans 5,400 square feet with a rear garden and rooftop terrace. The five-story property has six bedrooms and was recently renovated by architect Peter Pennoyer and designer Katie Ridder. The home was listed in July for $16.4 million. After 256 days on the market, it went into contract asking $15.25 million.Contact Erin Hudson Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink Full Name* Share via Shortlink Email Address* Luxury Real EstateManhattan Condo MarketResidential Real Estatelast_img read more