Private parkside nook on offer in Bracken Ridge

first_imgThe home at 17 Densmore St, Bracken Ridge.“The way we positioned the house was to face out onto the park so we don’t see any neighbours. It is very private.’’The house has a guest suite downstairs while a sweeping staircase leads up to first floor.On this level are four bedrooms and the main family bathroom. The main bedroom has a walk-in robe and ensuite. The home at 17 Densmore St, Bracken Ridge.BUILT only five years ago, this home at 17 Densmore St, Bracken Ridge, needs nothing more done to make it a comfortable home for its new owners.The property was built by Belinda and Ted Granville who were very impressed with the block of land when they first saw it.“Our kids were attending local schools and we just loved the block because it has the park right next door and at the back of the block was acreage and we just love the nature outlook of it,’’ Mrs Granville said. The home at 17 Densmore St, Bracken Ridge.“Last year we put on the back patio and it has been a really beautiful extension to the house.“It is a very open-plan living space and I just love it. It is so open and breezy and downstairs is always cool. More from newsFor under $10m you can buy a luxurious home with a two-lane bowling alley5 Apr 2017Military and railway history come together on bush block24 Apr 2019“We have air conditioning but we rarely use it downstairs because we get such lovely breezes.“The back patio is really lovely. It has really opened up the back of the house and we’ve done a bit of landscaping out the back and it’s just a lovely environment. We don’t look onto any neighbours. center_img The home at 17 Densmore St, Bracken Ridge.There are living spaces on both levels of the home and a teenagers’ retreat upstairs, which has floor-to-ceiling windows which look out directly onto the pool area.The kitchen has a butler’s pantry and stone bench tops.Large sliding doors lead out to the entertainment area, which has a bar.There is a garage/workshop and car port.last_img read more

Net-Zero Asset Owner Alliance sets out ‘demanding’ methodology needs

first_imgThe Net-Zero Asset Owner Alliance (NZAOA) has issued a “call for comment” in a bid to spur the development of methodologies that would better support its members in pursuing their carbon neutrality goal.According to the group, no existing initiative currently fulfils enough of its methodological requirements for its members to converge on it.Investors in the Alliance have committed to reducing the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in their investment portfolios to net-zero by 2050, to be aligned with the Paris Agreement objective of limiting global warming to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels.They seek to do this in particular by aiming to drive decarbonisation across sectors by engaging with companies and policymakers. Their commitment includes reporting regularly on their progress and establishing intermediate targets every five years. “In order for us to monitor progress and report against this 1.5°C target and feed this ambition into the COP26 process in close coordination with the UN Special Envoy for Climate Action and Finance as well as the TCFD secretariat, we express a need to develop robust measurement methodologies,” the group said in the call for comment document.The Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) is considering how asset owners and managers could disclose information on the position of their investment portfolios relative to the transition to a net-zero carbon economy, and has created an ‘Implied Temperature Rise Associated with Investments’ working group that coordinates closely with the NZAOA.“While various solutions providing an ‘implied temperature rise’ metric already exist, more convergence is urgently needed”Net-Zero Asset Owner Alliance“While various solutions providing an ‘implied temperature rise’ metric already exist, more convergence is urgently needed,” said the NZAOA. “The NZAOA is not designed to develop such solutions.“Instead, this ‘Call for Comment’ defines the core methodology principles required and is launched in order to generate adequate methodology developments that will better suit our needs.”‘Demanding’ requirementsNZAOA described the requirements as “demanding,” saying its members recognised this and did not expect any provider to fill all the gaps, but considered them “a roadmap to highlight a trajectory over time”.The requirements include that the methodology should:favour reported data over inferred data;be based on documented and transparent principles so that the results produced by calculations can be replicated by other investors using the same databases;be based on GHG emissions footprinting including Scopes 1 and 2, and Scope 3 for sectors “where these are material”; andhave basic principles that are “simple to explain to non-specialist audiences while the full underlying methodology may remain complex”.Other requirements are that methodology provides investors with a metric that:is expressed in terms of a forward-looking carbon key performance indicators (KPI) as well as a “temperature KPI”; andmust be able to be expressed at individual issuer and portfolio levels (including multi-asset class portfolios).‘Preference’ for carbon intensity based on enterprise valueIn the call to comment the NZAOA also revealed its backing of at least one element of the approach to calculating carbon intensity that has been recommended by the EU sustainable finance technical expert group (TEG) for EU climate benchmark categories – and strongly criticised by Scientific Beta.The asset owner group said it had “a preference for footprint intensity normalisation rules based on enterprise value,” bringing up a point over which there was recently a clash between Scientific Beta and a member of the technical expert group (TEG).According to a spokesperson for the NZAOA’s monitoring reporting and verification working group, “the reason for our focus on enterprise value (EV) is to achieve some consistency with the EU climate transition and Paris-aligned benchmarks”.“EV was chosen over revenues because it creates less volatility in all the tests performed and shows less differences across sectors,” the spokesperson added. “In that way, it is better applicable to diversified strategies.”The NZAOA’s ’Call for Comment’ document can be viewed here.last_img read more

25-year-old Queenslander is Tingalpa’s third richest house sale ever

first_img >>>FOLLOW THE COURIER-MAIL REAL ESTATE TEAM ON FACEBOOK<<< More than $12 million in long term infrastructure funding has been earmarked for Tingalpa in Brisbane City Council infrastructure planning targets that support the Living in Brisbane 2026 vision. The corrugated iron bar sits neatly behind the stairs at 72 Stanton Rd, Tingalpa.“It was probably one of the longest auctions I’ve had with negotiations between bidders and vendors, just trying to get the bid above reserve,” Ms Fraser said.Following lengthy back and forth between all parties, the four-bedroom house was sold under the hammer for $960,000 to a family with two children. The property is nestled in the middle of the block.The sale is Tingalpa’s richest for the year and third highest ever, according to CoreLogic property data that also shows the suburb currently has a median house price of $552,550.Ms Fraser said the buyers appreciated the large block size which was still a short drive to the city.Tingalpa is one of 29 suburbs listed as a suburb to watch in 2019 by the Price Predictor Index following increases in sales demand.RELATED: BRISBANE SUBURBS TO WATCH IN 2019 The four bedroom Queenslander at 72 Stanton St, Tingalpa.A LENGTHY duel between two auction bidders has secured Tingalpa’s richest house sale of the year.It was also a win for the retired couple who sold 72 Stanton Rd, 10km east of Brisbane’s CBD.They received 13 times what they bought the block of land for in the early 1990s.center_img A purpose-built fire pit on the 4277sq m block. Ray White Wynnum-Manly agent Vicki Fraser said two registered bidders fought it out for the property, with bidding kicking off at $850,000.Bidding rose in $25,000 lots until $925,000 when a $5000 bid was followed by another $20,000.At $950,000 the auction was paused, as negotiations between the vendors and bidders were facilitated by agents.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus15 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market15 hours ago The couple bought the 4277sq m allotment for $72,000 in 1993, and built a double-storey Queenslander shortly after. SEE WHAT ELSE IS FOR SALE IN TINGALPAlast_img read more

Agro-Processors Called to be Creative During COVID19 Crisis

first_img Share Agro-processors are called to use this time to be creative and prepare for the evidently increasing demand for minimally-processed and healthy foods.John Robin of Benjo’s Seamoss and Agro-Processors Company Ltd believes that the value of agro-processing is quite clear at this time when parts of the world are faced with food uncertainties due to border closures, trade restrictions and a largely decommissioned workforce.He says this is an opportunity – albeit trying and scary.“They need to try at this moment to be very creative and innovative,” Robin said recommending that agro-processors explore new and emerging opportunities. “Seek to look at other possibilities…develop new products,” he said.He listed ginger, moringa and herbal teas as being in high demand.“They need to network with businesses in their same field so that if this person gets a market and cannot supply, you can share that market.”“This presents opportunities for research and development and create new foods to eat. While this may seem very hard on us, it presents opportunities, ” Robin said of the global lockdown to manage the spread of the coronavirus.As an example, he said “Government can engage most of the agro-processors to produce food to feed the nation instead of importing from overseas.”Robin says the available resources can be used to buy packaging material and raw materials and “retool our capacity so that we can produce more food and supply our people.”He invites agro-processors and manufacturers to contact the Dominica Association of Industry and Commerce and the Dominica Manufacturers Association to discuss their products, capabilities and production capacity. Share Sharing is caring! Tweetcenter_img BusinessCoronavirusLifestyleLocalNews Agro-Processors Called to be Creative During COVID19 Crisis by: – April 4, 2020 Share 114 Views   no discussionslast_img read more

What are Dominicans doing to keep their environment clean?

first_imgLocalNews What are Dominicans doing to keep their environment clean? by: – June 28, 2011 Photo credit: my.opera.comWith Environmental month quickly coming to an end, it is fascinating to see that despite the malicious nature of few, Dominicans are still making major attempts to keep their environment clean.During the month of June, the Ministry of Education facilitated by the Carib whale association, concluded a four month program dealing with educating persons on how to protect the marine environment in Dominica.This program taught young children the importance of conservation, and the dangers of littering to the marine environment and aquatic life.Along with this positive initiative, The Discover Dominica Authority (DDA), in collaboration with the Dominica Solid Waste Management Cooperation (DSWMC), furnished Roseau with sixty (60) new garbage bins, with the incentive to keep the city clean.The “Adopt A Bin Project” as it was called, is to aid in the purchasing and distribution of bins, to raise awareness against littering.Public Relations Officer of the Dominica Solid Waste Management Cooperation (DSWMC), Mr Jeno Jacob stated that,  ‘the contributions made by individuals play a key part in maintaining the mandate of keeping the island clean and protecting its citizens from health risks associated with poor waste disposal.’Therefore, it is evident that the good deeds of many will not be deterred by the malice of few.One is led to believe that Dominica shall remain clean and green for future generations.By: Emmera A. Nesty Share Sharing is caring! 119 Views   no discussionscenter_img Share Tweet Sharelast_img read more

Friday Deery Series date at Farley postponed

first_imgFARLEY, Iowa (April 16) – Too much rain and not enough time to get the half-mile dirt oval race-ready get the blame for postponement of Friday’s scheduled Deery Brothers Summer Series event at Farley Speedway.The April 18 IMCA Late Model tour show will be rescheduled, on a date to be announced. Track conditions and forecasts are promising for the $3,000 to win, minimum $300 to start Saturday, April 19 Deery at Jackson County Speedway at Maquoketa. Pit gates open at 4 p.m. and the front gate opens at 5 p.m. Hot laps are at 6 p.m. with the first race set for 6:30 p.m. IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modifieds and Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods, along with 4-stocks, hobby stocks and outlaw super bombers, round out that program. Admission for spectators is $17 for adults, $15 for seniors, $12 for students and free for kids 12 and under. The track website is www.darksidepromo.com; additional information is also available by calling 563 590-4095 or 563 495-2503.Pit passes are $30. Deery Brothers Summer Series top 20 point standings – 1. Colby Springsteen, Wapello, 97; 2. Justin Kay, Wheatland, 96; 3. Andy Eckrich, Oxford, 90; 4. Tyler Bruening, Decorah, 88; 5. Ryan Dolan, Lisbon, 87; 6. Denny Eckrich, Tiffin, 86; 7. Ray Guss Jr., Milan, Ill., 85; 8. Jason Rauen, Farley, 83; 9. Joel Callahan, Dubuque, and Tommy Elston, Keokuk, both 80; 11. Matt Ryan, Davenport, 78; 12. Brian Harris, Davenport, 72; 13. Jeff Aikey, Cedar Falls, and Darrel DeFrance, Marshalltown, both 69; 15. Jay Johnson, West Burlington, 61; 16. Scott Fitzpatrick, Urbandale, 58; 17. Rob Moss, Iowa City, 57; 18. Jon Merfeld, Dubuque, 56; 19. Jeremy Grady, Story City, and Kyle Hinrichs, Swisher, both 55.last_img read more

No injuries reported in Saturday night Batesville fire

first_imgBatesville, In. — No injuries were reported in a house fire on East Legion Road in Batesville Saturday night.A report from the fire department says the fire was extinguished quickly and no injuries were reported. No damage estimate or cause was providedlast_img

Swansea appoint Francesco Guidolin as new head coach

first_imgSwansea have confirmed the appointment of former Udinese boss Francesco Guidolin as their new head coach. “We are very pleased with the appointment,” Swansea chairman Huw Jenkins told the official club website. “His experience and knowledge will be a huge asset to the club.” Swansea sacked Garry Monk last month – after he secured only one win from 12 games – putting club stalwart Curtis in caretaker charge after a search for a new manager failed to find the right candidate. The 61-year-old was named interim manager until the end of the season on January 7 but, with only one victory in his seven games under Curtis, Jenkins felt another change was necessary. He has therefore turned to Guidolin, who has extensive experience in Italy and has also coached Monaco in France’s Ligue 1, his most renowned spell coming at Udinese between 2010 and 2014 when he twice steered the unfashionable Serie A club into the Champions League. “Although we recently appointed Alan Curtis as manager until the end of the campaign, he was aware and comfortable with the fact that we were still looking to bring someone in to assist if we found the right person,” Jenkins said. “We believe we have found that person in Francesco. He has an excellent record, especially with Udinese over the last few years. “He created an Udinese side from a relatively small budget – compared to the rest of the league – that competed with the big teams in Serie A. “He instilled a belief and motivation to compete and beat the best Italy had to offer. It is similar to what this football club is trying to do in the Premier League. Guidolin has been brought in to work alongside interim manager Alan Curtis, with the club in the Barclays Premier League relegation zone ahead of Monday night’s home game against Watford. Swansea say Guidolin will have the final say on team selection and the 60-year-old Italian will have a watching brief for the Watford game before taking on a hands-on role for the first time at Everton on Sunday. “He also has a wealth of knowledge of players throughout Europe which will be a big boost on our recruitment side – something we have been reviewing in a lot more depth over the last few months. “When the need arose to look for a new manager or head coach, those characteristics stood out from a number of other potential candidates, together with the enthusiasm he has shown to come in and help us turn our season around and retain our Premier League status.” Swansea will become Guidolin’s 14th club, with Bologna, Parma and Palermo also on his managerial CV. He won the Coppa Italia with Vicenza in 1997 after leading the club from Serie B. Since leaving his role at Udinese last May he has worked as a technical supervisor for the three teams belonging to the Pozzo family – namely Udinese, Watford and Granada. Both Guidolin and Swansea have agreed to review the position at the end of the season with the option of extending the Italian’s contract. Press Associationlast_img read more

Jamaican Williams to stand in Women’s T20 World Cup

first_imgDUBAI, United Arab Emirates (CMC) – West Indies umpire Jacqueline Williams is among a record six women match officials named by the International Cricket Council (ICC) for this month’s Women’s Twenty World Cup in Australia.The 43-year-old Jamaican, who has already stood in five One-Day Internationals and six T20 Internationals, joins fellow umpires Lauren Agenbag, Kim Cotton, Claire Polosak and Sue Redfern, with India’s GS Lakshmi poised to become the first women’s match referee at a global ICC event.Williams will stand in the high-stakes tournament opener on February 21 in Sydney between reigning champions Australia and powerhouse India.Adrian Griffith, the ICC’s senior manager for umpires and referees, hailed the historic development, noting it was a massive step for the women’s game.“This is the largest complement of women match officials at a single event, and the progress we have made is heartening,” said Griffith, the former Barbados batsman and West Indies Test opener.“We have endeavoured to provide opportunities to women officials based on merit, and it is because of their skillset and hard work that they have graduated to the top level.“We appoint the best match officials for an event and are pleased we have the right mix. I wish all match officials at the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup the very best and am confident we will have smooth adjudication of the matches.”Williams is one of two West Indies umpires down to officiate during the February 21 to March 8 tournament, with Barbadian Gregory Brathwaite also included.The 50-year-old Brathwaite has stood in 44 ODIs and 28 T20Is.last_img read more

Real Madrid Appoint Solari for Three Years

first_imgThe former France captain became the club’s coach and won three UEFA Champions League titles in a row before stepping down.Solari led Real’s reserve team from 2016 until he took over from Lopetegui last month.This was after the club’s poor run of form culminated in a painful 5-1 El Clasico defeat by FC Barcelona.He has presided over victories against Melilla in the Copa del Rey, Viktoria Plzen in the UEFA Champions League plus Real Valladolid and Celta Vigo in La Liga.Lopetegui was sacked after Madrid sank to ninth in the domestic standings.However, after Sunday’s 4-2 win at Celta, the club are sixth, four points behind leaders Barca.(Reuters/NAN)Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram European champions Real Madrid have handed Santiago Solari a contract as first team coach through to June 2021, the club announced in a statement on Tuesday.The 42-year-old Argentine has led the team to four wins in four games since taking over as interim manager in place of sacked former Spain coach Julen Lopetegui two weeks ago.Solari has enjoyed the best start of any coach in the club’s history and his appointment as permanent manager was approved by the Spanish soccer federation (RFEF) on Monday.He played for Real from 2000 to 2005 in the Galacticos era alongside Zinedine Zidane.last_img read more