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first_imgThis Tudor home at 63 Boundary Road, Bardon, is open for inspection on Saturday. Picture: realestate.com.au4. 63 Boundary Road, Bardon Price guide — Auction July 224 bed, 2 bath, 2 carOpen Saturday June 24, 12pm-12.45pmAgent: Max Hadgelias, Ray White — Paddington 0411 276 372It might not be everyone’s cup of tea, but there aren’t too many ‘Tudor’ homes around Brisbane and this one’s a beauty.This preserved 1930s house is hard to miss with its steeply pitched gable roof, embellished doorway, refined masonry and elaborate exposed wood framework.Other features include traditional casement windows, timber floorboards, an elaborate chandelier and a large covered entertainment deck overlooking the pool.Marketing agent Max Hadgelias said ‘Tudor’ homes with their “very English style” were unique and rare in Brisbane.“There’s work that can be done inside but it’s also liveable as it is,” he said.Mr Hadgelias said the property’s location was also a major attraction, given it was in the Rainworth State School catchment and close to Rosalie Village. The kitchen at 63 Boundary Road, Bardon. Picture: realestate.com.au The bathroom at 112 Bowering Street, Lota. Picture: realestate.com.au This home at 145 Kennedy Tce, Paddington, has nine bedrooms. Picture: realestate.com.au 2. 145 Kennedy Terrace, Paddington Price guide — Auction July 15​9 bed, 5 bath, 6 carOpen Saturday June 24, 11am-11.30amAgent: Paul Gould, Pure Real Estate Group 0422 638 663Now, here’s a find. This place has nine bedrooms and five bathrooms spread across three self-contained residences on 991 sqm in Paddington! The turn of the century colonial home has four bedrooms and amazing bygone era features such as church pews, sash windows, 12ft ceilings, French doors and a galley style kitchen.All around the living rooms are timber fretwork of cranes (birds) installed by the previous owner, well known wildlife photographer Steve Parish.Connected to the main house there are two self-contained units that would be perfect for the extended family, guests or teenagers.One is a two-bedroom granny flat, while the other has three bedrooms. All three dwellings have separate entrances.Marketing agent Paul Gould said the property went online during State of Origin on Wednesday night and within nine minutes, he had already received an inquiry and, soon after, an offer. Better get in quick. This home at 18 Magdala Street, Ascot, is for sale. Picture: realestate.com.au 5. 18 Magdala Street, Ascot Price guide — over $825,000​3 bed, 1 bath, 1 carOpen Saturday June 24, 10am-10.45amAgent: Katherine Pedersen, McGrath Estate Agents — New Farm 0406 717 612Homes at this price point rarely become available in affluent Ascot, so this one’s unlikely to last long.The classic character home has all the features you’d expect in a Queenslander — VJ walls, high ceilings, timber floors and a large rear deck. But it also has tonnes of potential for renovation.It’s a short walk from the Racecourse Road shopping and dining precinct and just 6km from the CBD.Marketing agent Katherine Pedersen said the home had already generated significant interest ahead of its first open inspection on Saturday.“It’s going to be a cracking one,” she said. “I’ve had heaps of calls on it already.” This house at 112 Bowering Street, Lota, is one of Brisbane’s best open homes this weekend. Picture: realestate.com.au 3. 112 Bowering Street, Lota Price guide — mid $600,000s​5 bed, 2 bath, 2 carOpen Saturday June 24, 10am-10.45am and 12.45pm -1.15pmAgent: Tori Vercoe, Bell Property Wilston 0431 916 609Lota is often regarded as the best kept secret on Brisbane’s bayside. Whereas prices in Manly have surged, neighbouring Lota still has a median house price of $605,000 — making it affordable and well positioned.This Queenslander is on a corner allotment overlooking parkland and only walking distance to the Esplanade.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home4 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor4 hours agoIt has not one, but three living areas and a back deck that runs the entire width of the house.Other cool features include a wood burning fire place, spa bath, pool room with pool table and original stained glass front door. This home at 43 Duke Street, Bulimba, is one of the best open homes in Brisbane this weekend. Picture: realestate.com.auYOU’LL want to make sure you’re the first through the doors of these beauties when they have their first open homes on Saturday.Fresh to the market, here are five of the best Brisbane homes to inspect this weekend: This home at 43 Duke Street, Bulimba, is one of the best open homes in Brisbane this weekend. Picture: realestate.com.au 1. 43 Duke Street, Bulimba Price guide — for sale​5 bed, 3 bath, 4 carOpen Saturday June 24, 11am-11.30amAgent: Sarah Hackett, Place — Bulimba 0488 355 553Dubbed the “Duchess” of Duke Street — arguably Bulimba’s best character street — dream homes don’t get much better than this one.Perched on an elevated, north facing 1012 sqm block, the five-bedroom Queenslander was renovated four years ago and has European appliances, stone bench tops, butlers pantry, polished timber floors, large verandas and a swimming pool.Oozing with character, the upper level bedrooms feature cushioned window seats and plantation shutters.Trendy Oxford Street with its restaurants, cafes and shops and the ferry are within walking distance. The living room at 18 Magdala Street, Ascot. Picture: realestate.com.aulast_img read more


first_imgThreadneedle Investments is set to rebrand its organisation in the coming months to strengthen ties with its US affiliate, Columbia Management.According to Threadneedle, the new brand, Columbia Threadneedle Investments, will allow the companies to take a larger share of growth in the asset management industry, while offering clients access to both organisations.Both managers are currently owned by Ameriprise Financial.It is also expected to allow the firms to strengthen business models in the Asia Pacific, Latin America and the Middle East. The pair have around $505bn (€427bn) in assets under management (AUM), with the US-based Columbia accounting for around 70% of assets.Despite the new brand, the company said the investment strategies, philosophies and processes of both firms would not change.Threadneedle chief executive Campbell Fleming said: “Under the new brand, we become a global group, presenting our combined resources, investment perspectives and expertise.”Elsewhere, UK defined benefit (DB) pension fund investments returned an average of 11% over the course of 2014, according to State Street Investment Analytics (SSIA).It said this was the third consecutive year of strong investment results for DB schemes, but the latest set of results saw greater focus on fixed income holdings.“In the two preceding years, a high equity allocation was beneficial, but in 2014, it was funds that held a relatively high proportion of their investments in bonds that will have performed best,” SSIA said.Average exposure to equities fell to 43%, while SSIA said bond markets went from steadily positive performance to surging in August, as the Bank of England committed to low interest rates.UK index-linked bonds returned 20%, despite falling inflation, while UK Gilts also provided a boost, with the average fund returning 18%.“This reflects the relatively high weighting amongst pension funds of longer-dated Gilts,” SSIA said.“The FTSE 15 Year Index returned a remarkable 26%. While the strong results from bonds were positive for the asset valuations of pension funds, they had the opposite effect on the liabilities, as yields fell by almost a third from this time last year.”UK equities returned just over 1% over 2014 after a late rally in values, with European equities providing flat returns.last_img read more


first_imgFormer champion tennis player Mark Kratzmann talks about his dream home and why he loves living in Maroochydore.Former Australian professional tennis player Mark Kratzmann has won 18 double titles and his best slam performance in singles was reaching the fourth round of the 1987 Australian Open. Kratzmann achieved a career-high singles ranking of World No. 50 in March 1990.He shares why he loves living on the Sunshine Coast. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus15 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market15 hours agoFormer tennis player Mark Kratzmann in action. Picture: Jamie Hanson. DREAM QUEENSLAND HOME Picnic Point Esplanade, Maroochydore. For all the above reasons however this quiet cul-de-sac is one of the very few on the whole Sunshine Coast that doesn’t get any road noise or through traffic.There is a boat ramp 100m away so it is easy and fast to be in the river enjoying the coastal lifestyle. Probably on Sydney Harbour looking at the bridge and Opera House. And Geneva Switzerland. Bradman Ave, Maroochydore. Three bedroom unit for $118,000 in 1992.I wanted property on the river in Maroochydore so I could paddle board and fish and at that point Bradman Ave was fairly quiet.Now I would never live there as the traffic noise has greatly increased.center_img I am living in it.Although this is currently a double story house, we are moving to the Penthouse of The Ivy apartments just up the road on Picnic Point Esplanade in a year.No gardens to tend, and all the luxuries o top floor living on the river. FIRST HOME F ANTASY HOME CURRENT HOMElast_img read more


first_imgNorwegian oil company Aker BP started drilling the 25/4 – 11 exploration well targeting the Hyrokkin prospect, located in the North Sea, on Friday, August 11.The well is being drilled with the Maersk Drilling-owned jack-up drilling rig Maersk Interceptor. The company got a consent to use the rig to drill the prospect as well as a drilling permit in July.The Hyrokkin prospect is located in PL 677, approximately 20 km northeast of the Alvheim field and approximately 220 km northwest of Stavanger on the west coast of Norway. The primary objective of well 25/4 – 11 is to test the hydrocarbon potential and reservoir properties of the Tertiary Heimdal Fm.Drilling is expected to take approximately 23 days, according to Fortis Petroleum, a partner in the license.The operator of the license is Aker BP with a 60 percent interest while Fortis Petroleum and MOL Norge hold a 30 and 10 percent interest, respectively.Michael Haagaard, Chief Executive Officer of Fortis. Commented: “The spudding of well 25/4 – 11 in this highly prospective part of the Norwegian North Sea close to existing infrastructure is exciting as we believe that a great deal of value remains to be extracted from the Norwegian Continental Shelf.“The application of leading edge technology, coupled with the financial backing of Fortis’s majority owner, the Seacrest Capital Group, will enable the company to maximize the value creation opportunities in the region.”last_img read more


first_imgHuduma centre initiative was launched one year ago by the government of Kenya An initiative by the Kenyan government to make public service delivery more efficient has won a UN award.Huduma Centre, a government initiative launched two years ago, was rated the overall winner in Improving the Delivery of Public Services category.The award is the most prestigious international recognition of excellence in Public Service – the United Nations Public Service Award (UNPSA).The centre offers up to 41 services including issuance of birth certificate, certificate of good conduct, clearance certificate and issuance of passports, among others, making it a “one stop shop” for services.This is the second time this year that Huduma Kenya has won a coveted international award. Recently, it won the coveted African Association of Public Administration and Management (AAPAM) Gold Medal Award in Innovation Management 2015.Huduma Kenya Centres are a symbol of transformational leadership.  It is transforming Government service delivery in ways that puts Kenya ahead of some developed and other developing nations. The UNPSA rewards creative achievements and contributions of public service institutions towards a more effective and responsive public administration in countries worldwide.Currently, there are 12 operational centres across the counties with 12 others expected to be launched in the coming months.While commending the Huduma Centre team for the award, President Uhuru Kenyatta said that the government’s aim was to ensure Kenyans were satisfactorily served.last_img read more


first_img Share Mediterranean diets may help reduce the risk of heart attacks, researchers sayA Mediterranean diet may be a better way of tackling obesity than calorie counting, leading doctors have said.Writing in the Postgraduate Medical Journal (PMJ), the doctors said a Mediterranean diet quickly reduced the risk of heart attacks and strokes.And they said it may be better than low-fat diets for sustained weight loss.Official NHS advice is to monitor calorie intake to maintain a healthy weight.Last month NHS leaders stressed the need for urgent action to tackle obesity and the health problems that often go with it.The PMJ editorial argues a focus on food intake is the best approach, but it warns crash dieting is harmful.Signatories of the piece included the chair of the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges, Prof Terence Stephenson, and Dr Mahiben Maruthappu, who has a senior role at NHS England.They criticise the weight-loss industry for focusing on calorie restriction rather than “good nutrition”.Better than statinsAnd they make the case for a Mediterranean diet, including fruit and vegetables, nuts and olive oil, citing research suggesting it quickly reduces the risk of heart attacks and strokes, and may be better than low-fat diets for sustained weight loss.The lead author, cardiologist Dr Aseem Malhotra, says the scientific evidence is overwhelming.“What’s more responsible is that we tell people to concentrate on eating nutritious foods.“It’s going to have an impact on their health very quickly. We know the traditional Mediterranean diet, which is higher in fat, proven from randomised controlled trials, reduces the risk of heart attack and stroke even within months of implementation.”The article also says adopting a Mediterranean diet after a heart attack is almost three times as effective at reducing deaths as taking cholesterol-lowering statin medication.The authors argue the NHS is in a “key position” to set a national example by providing healthy food in hospitals and by ensuring doctors and nurses understand the evidence.‘Common sense’Prof Stephenson says the service can exert a powerful influence, for good or ill.“Our hospitals and surgeries are the frontline for delivering health, it’s nothing more than common sense then that we should be leading by example.“We wouldn’t dream of letting people drink alcohol or smoke in any healthcare environment, so I find it incomprehensible that we facilitate and sometimes actively promote food and drink that in some ways cause as many problems. And although some positive steps have been taken on the food given to patients in hospital, their visitors and staff also deserve better.”Public Health England is reviewing the dietary advice conveyed in the “eatwell plate” – which is used across the UK for guidance on what food to eat. Its recommendations include calorie-counted recipes to help achieve a healthy weight.Dr Alison Tedstone, the chief nutritionist at Public Health England, said there was no single silver-bullet solution.“Government advice is to eat plenty of bread, rice, potatoes, pasta and other starchy foods, plenty of fruit and vegetables; and some milk and dairy products, meat, fish, eggs, beans and other sources of non-dairy protein.“Foods high in salt, fat and sugar should be eaten less often and in small amounts. If you are currently overweight you will need to eat less to achieve a healthy weight and be active as part of a healthy lifestyle.”The chairman of the National Obesity Forum, professor David Haslam, welcomed the article.“A calorie is not just a calorie and it is naive for anyone to think the complex hormonal and neurological appetite systems of the body respond to different substances in the diet in identical fashion.”He said banning fast food outlets in hospitals would be a “legal minefield” given the extended contracts in existence. But he said healthy nutrition programmes could be put in place – as has happened in other big organisations – to counter what he called their “sinister effect”. 196 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring! Sharecenter_img Tweet Share HealthLifestyle Mediterranean diet ‘combats obesity’ by: By Adam Brimelow,BBC News – November 17, 2014last_img read more


first_imgCarnival Cruises has announced that it plans to resume voyages from Miami and Port Canaveral starting in August.The  cruise line made the announcement on Monday, stating that 8 of it’s cruise ships from Miami, Port Canaveral, and Galveston, Texas will resume operations on August 1st.The 8 cruise ships that will be operational are Carnival Horizon, Carnival Magic and Carnival Sensation in Miami, Carnival Breeze and Carnival Elation in Port Canaveral, and Carnival Dream, Carnival Freedom and Carnival Vista in Galveston.All other North American and Australian cruises will be canceled through Aug. 31 including those that were scheduled to take place between July 27th and July 31st.Guest impacted by any of these changes will be contacted by their travel advisor and will be given the option of a full refund, combined future cruise credits, or onboard credits.last_img read more


first_img Tags: Chittenangovolleyball Carolyn Myka led the way, not only getting five aces, but recording six assists. Olivia Fawcett also had five aces as Savannah Penoyer and T Foran each got three aces. Bayla Cutrie had four kills and Sarah Martin added three kills.The Bears then faced Port Byron Friday night and endured far tougher competition from the Panthers, though it won the first two sets by equal 25-22 margins and then took the third set 25-17.Martin, with 10 kills, three aces and eight digs, paced the Bears. Penoyer and Lily Callahan had four kills apiece, with Jada Masciat and Bayla Cutrie each earning three kills. Cutrie and Myka both finished with eight assists, Callahan getting four assists and Myka earning three aces. Penoyer also contributed seven digs. After a tournament Saturday in Beaver River, Chittenango would host Cortland Tuesday and then have a big showdown with main Onondaga High School League challenger Tully on Thursday night.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story center_img Though many of its neighbors have gone to a fall schedule to battle for state honors, the Chittenango girls volleyball team remains a winter program, with few peers.Dominant runs to Section III Class B titles in recent years are something the Bears want to continue in 2019-20, and after last Monday’s scheduled season opener with CBA got snowed out, the work began later in the week.Against Manlius-Pebble Hill Thursday night, Chittenango served up 22 aces, accounting for nearly a full set’s worth of points on the way to sweeping the Trojans 25-5, 25-11, 25-4.last_img read more


first_img“The University’s singular focus continues to be the students, patients and community we serve,” the statement read. “As noted on the change.usc.edu web site, many of the ideas and suggestions made in the letter are already well underway.” When the sleeping bag was presented to Cornell Thursday, he said the issue of unionizing is not new to the administration and that the University will answer those concerns. USC Forward continues week-long protest, marches to Bovard AuditoriumPHOTO: A coalition of community organizers, students and alumni called USC Forward marched on University Park Campus Thursday. (Isa Uggetti/Daily Trojan) In a response to USC Forward’s letter, Vice Provost Marty Levine wrote that the McMorrow Neighborhood Academic Initiative, the Relationship and Sexual Violence Prevention and Services, the USC Strategic Plan — which houses research on local homelessness — among other initiatives, all show the University’s commitment to USC Forward’s demands. “They are not quantitative metrics with those demands,” Hyman said. “But, I support the sentiment behind all of these, and I’m glad they’re forcing the University to make a conversation on them, and I think once we have this conversation we can go into trying to make sure the school is more representative of the population surrounding the University.” “This is not a new circumstance for us,” Cornell said. “Our response … is not to the leaders of the union, its to our graduate students. Our deference is to our graduate students, and that’s what we responded to.” Cue Jn’Marie, a pastor from Church Without Walls in Skid Row, has lived in neighborhoods in Los Angeles such as Crenshaw and Watts. Jn’Marie said he and other local residents want to support students and displaced community members. In a statement following the protest Tuesday, USC said the president’s office received USC Forward’s list of demands and that it had been working on these issues long before the demonstrations began. Department of Public Safety Chief John Thomas said DPS had conversations with the demonstrators throughout the week and knew they would be holding a protest on campus Thursday. Thomas asked the protesters to finish their demonstration to allow students to get to class without disruption and said they were cooperative. Coral Itzcalli, a spokesperson for USC Forward, said the demonstration was confirmation that various groups are united in protesting the University administration. Though the “Tent City” demonstration has ended, the organization will continue to communicate with the administration. “Today, I came to support mostly,” said Kameron Hurt, a junior majoring in international relations. “We had some great speakers, I helped hold some signs and gave my voice as an undergraduate student to this cause because it is good for undergraduate students to get involved, and it’s even better when they work with the community.” Nathaniel Hyman, a sophomore majoring in public policy, said although he is in favor of USC Forward, he is concerned with the vagueness of their demands. Cornell accepted the sleeping bag following a nearly six-minute confrontation with the organizers, who marched Tuesday to deliver a list of demands to incoming President-elect Carol Folt. Cornell said the University responded to the coalition’s demands regarding graduate student unionization efforts, but the University would not address concerns from the surrounding community. During the protest, local residents, students and members of the Service Employees International Union and Alliance for Californians for Community Empowerment held a banner that read “USC Accountability Now.” Throughout the week-long demonstration, USC Forward encouraged students to jot down their concerns and demands for the University on the sleeping bag. On the sleeping bag, students wrote that USC should recognize student and worker unionization efforts and take accountability for the gentrification and displacement that persist in surrounding communities. “We will not be satisfied until we get a meeting, a sit-down meeting with the president,” Jn-Marie said. “You’re telling me I don’t live here … I live in this state. I live in this city. I’ve lived in this community.” Nearly 70 members of USC Forward, a coalition of community organizers, local residents, students and alumni, marched from Jefferson Boulevard to Bovard Auditorium Thursday. Several organizers presented University Chief of Staff Dennis Cornell with a sleeping bag — as a representation of the displaced South Los Angeles residents — scribbled with student concerns and demands. “You’re actually not in this community,” Cornell said to the organizers. “You’re actually in another community on the other side of town.” Demonstrators began protesting Saturday with the creation of “Tent City,” a group of 10 tents situated along Jefferson, where the organizers have been camping out in 24/7. Protesters held signs Thursday that read “School of Injustice,” “USC For All (Not Ju$t for Few),” and “USC School of Displacement,” as they marched the entirety of “Tent City” down Trousdale Parkway. “The benefits also included building a state-of-the-art fire station for the neighborhood,”  Levine wrote. “Development of the community benefit plans included local residents and stakeholders.” On Tuesday, USC Forward pledged to march again if the University did not respond to their demands within 48 hours following that day’s march. USC sent an official letter on Thursday morning; however, the University only penned the letter in response to the one graduate student whose name was signed at the end of the document. Due to the University’s lack of timely response, USC Forward marched Thursday. Regarding the construction of USC Village and concerns regarding local gentrification, Levine said USC Village has provided many benefits for the community, such as economic prosperity and providing nearly $20 million for affordable housing. Protestors left their tents in Hahn Plaza for DPS to donate. “USC’s response to what’s going on in their own campus is laughable … This idea that they care about students is obviously false,” Itzcalli said. “USC is doing what USC does, which is using its money and its power not to help their students but figure out how to rig the system so it can continue to get away with it, whether it’s turning a blind eye to the sexual harassment or assault on campus.” “We were willing to facilitate them exercising the First Amendment,” Thomas said. “They did exactly what they told us they were going to do, and things worked out. In the letter delivered to the University Tuesday, the organization called for admission accessibility, housing affordability, community benefits, campus safety and labor rights.last_img read more