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October 20, 2020

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Pristine waterfront property with dual living perfect for families

October 6, 2020

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first_img336 Flinders Pde, Brighton.A beautiful waterfront property with dual living options has hit the market at Brighton.The four-bedroom, three-bathroom home is at 336 Flinders Pde, one of Brisbane’s bayside suburbs. Owner Denise Howarth has lived at the home for 18 years and is planning on downsizing.She hopes a young couple or family will buy the home. The backyard at 336 Flinders Pde, Brighton.Jim McKeering Real Estate — Sandgate selling agent Jacqui McKeering said: “You will feel spoiled living here while you sit back on the front deck watching all that Moreton Bay has to offer, whether that be the beautiful sun rises, horses galloping along the sandbanks, kite surfers filling the sky with their colour or the stunning sunsets”.“The house combines practicality and clean lines for a fresh uncluttered feel, making the most of the seaside panoramas,” Ms McKeering said. The lounge room at 336 Flinders Pde, Brighton.The home has several standout features including a contemporary kitchen with stone bench tops.There are Plantation shutters throughout living area and bi-fold doors open onto deck (includes cafe blinds). There is also a self-contained downstairs area with a with a second kitchen.Ms McKeering said living in Brighton offered easy access to the Brisbane airport and highways that run direct to the north and south coasts. The drive to the city is only 35 minutes.The 817sq m allotment is fully fenced. And the new owners can wake up every morning knowing they only have to stroll about 650m to the local waterfront pool.center_img What a beautiful view at 336 Flinders Pde, Brighton.The modern brick home is on a large waterfront allotment.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 2019Mrs Howarth said the property looked a lot different to when they first bought it. “It looked like a terrace house when we first bought it, we have done some major renovations to it.”last_img read more


ESG factors can indicate overall stock risk, says AQR

September 29, 2020

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first_imgInvestors who wanted to tilt their portfolios towards safer stocks might be able to combine the two to build more stable and robust portfolios, they said.AQR said it found clear support for its hypothesis that ESG exposures could be informative about the risks of individual firms in data which it said was robust to a wide variety of controls and various stock universes.“We also find that ESG scores may help forecast future changes to risk estimates from a traditional risk model,” AQR said.Poor ESG exposures predicted increased future statistical risks for equities, the authors found.However, when broken down into the three components of ESG risk, AQR’s research team found that it was the social and governance pillars that showed the strongest correlation to risk. “The environmental pillar is only insignificantly related to the various risk measures,” the authors said.“On the one hand, it may be that environmental exposures are inherently less predictive of companies’ risks,” Dunn, Fitzgibbons, and Pomorski wrote. However, it was also possible that data on environmental exposures was “noisier” than data on the other two components.This noise in the variable could be preventing computations from giving more precise, statistically significant estimates, the authors suggested.The full paper is available here. Information about a company’s environmental, social, and governance (ESG) behaviour may reveal how risky a security is on a statistical basis, according to investment manager AQR.In AQR Capital Management’s new paper – “Assessing Risk through Environmental, Social and Governance Exposures” – the firm said it found a strong positive relationship between companies’ ESG exposures and the statistical risk of their equity.“Stocks with poor ESG exposures tend to have higher total and specific risk and higher betas, both contemporaneously and as far as five years into the future,” the Greenwich, Connecticut-based manager said. “We interpret these findings as evidence that ESG information may play a role in investment portfolios that goes beyond the ethical considerations and may inform investors about the riskiness of the securities in a way that is complementary to what is captured by traditional statistical risk models,” wrote the paper’s authors, Jeff Dunn, Shaun Fitzgibbons, and Lukasz Pomorski.last_img read more


Gold Coast waterfront retreat hits market with $6 million price tag

September 28, 2020

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first_imgNow that’s what I call a fireplace! The outdoor entertainment area overlooks the water and fairways. More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa15 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days agoThe seamless blend of indoor and outdoor living is perfect in summer.It worked out just as the Streets hoped and Mrs Street said one of her favourite parts of the home to spend time in was the patio area, which had a barbecue and was a great spot for outdoor living.Inside the home, all five bedrooms have ensuites and there is also a powder room.The house was built on a north facing 864sq m double block of land, which overlooks the lakes and fairways of The Palms Golf Course.There is a study and a media room as well as formal and informal living areas.Tiles and neutral-toned carpets are used extensively throughout the home and there is a study and a media room.There are multiple living areas within the open plan home including formal and informal areas.The kitchen, which has stainless steel appliances and a butler’s pantry, has a long island bench, which can accommodate six chairs. This area overlooks the dining room, which has pendant lighting. This kitchen it fancy enough to film a cooking show in. The pool is lit – perfect for midnight dips. This Sanctuary Cove home is described as an “immaculate property”.JOHN and Lynne Street built their five-bedroom home at 4832 The Parkway, Sanctuary Cove 10 years ago.Before they bought the site, they had lived in another property across the road, so when the block became available they sold and started to build their new home.“We loved the view, location and north facing section,’’ Mrs Street said.The home was built by Eric Roth and interior designed by his daughter Jessica. The home has a huge street frontage.The home also has a central fireplace in the main living area and there is airconditioning.This area leads through to the outdoor undercover entertainment dining area, which overlooks a swimming pool.Beyond the pool are views across the water to the golf course.The property has landscaped gardens and is in a central position, which allows quick access to Sanctuary Cove Resort’s facilities including the golf course, Marine Village and The Rec Club. The home can accommodate three cars and has a security alarm system and there is also a sauna.last_img read more


Gold Coast holiday home of former weightlifting champion Dean Lukin sells

September 28, 2020

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first_img MORE NEWS: How to renovate a caravan The Hamptons-style house sold weeks after it hit the market with a $6.495 million asking price.Marketing agent Eddie Wardale, of Kollosche, said it was a rare offering.“The home was built in the late 1990s,” he said last week.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa10 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag1 day ago“It’s one of the iconic homes on Hedges Ave being that it has always been the yellow house on the corner.“(Mr Lukin) maintained the property and enjoyed using it as a holiday home.“The outlook to the beach is one of the best on Hedges.”Surrounded by tropical gardens with enviable views of the ocean, the house is the perfect escape.An open floorplan on the ground level offers a seamless flow from the dining room and kitchen through to a living area with a sandstone-clad fireplace out onto an alfresco deck. A local buyer snapped up the house, which has one of the best beachfront views on the street. The house at 99 Hedges Ave, Mermaid Beach, sold for $6.395 million weeks after hitting the market.A PROMINENT Mermaid Beach house that became the beachside escape of a former weightlifting champion has changed hands in a multimillion-dollar deal.A local buyer splashed $6.395 million on the three-storey Hedges Ave residence at No. 99, which is known locally as “the yellow house on the corner”. It had been a holiday home to 1984 Olympics super heavyweight gold medallist and South Australian tuna fisherman Dean Lukin for almost six years. MORE NEWS: Inside the Coast’s highest selling properties It is known locally as “the yellow house on the corner”.center_img Property records show it last sold in 2003. It was a holiday home for former weightlifting champion Dean Lukin for almost six years.A built-in barbecue and jacuzzi on the deck are ideal for entertaining.The main bedroom takes centre stage upstairs, with a large ensuite, walk-in wardrobe and balcony overlooking the beach.There are two additional bedrooms upstairs, both of which have an ensuite and walk-in wardrobe.A lift services all three levels, including the basement garage that can fit up to four cars. Mr Wardale said the house’s homely feel was particularly attractive among prospective buyers.The well-known house last sold for $4.8 million in 2003, according CoreLogic. Mermaid Beach is the Gold Coast’s priciest suburb with a median of more than $1.362 million. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:06Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:06 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenLuxury on millionaire’s row01:06 It has stunning beachfront views.last_img read more


Gold Coast penthouse reno “more tacky than luxe”

September 28, 2020

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first_img House Rules: High Stakes teams with hosts Jamie Durie and Abbey Way on the rooftop of the Focus building in Surfers Paradise. Supplied by Channel 7.Once the jewel in the crown of the Gold Coast’s tallest building in the 1970s, host Jamie Durie described the penthouse as “rundown, dated and anything but joyful”.Records show the penthouse at 125/114 The Esplanade is owned by eccentric New Zealand multi-millionaire Manfred Bennett, who paid $1.8 million for it in January 2010. Surfers Paradise provides a stunning backdrop in the new season of House Rules.The Gold Coast penthouse given a Miami Beach makeover in the new season of Channel 7’s House Rules has been described as “tacky” and “sickly” in a scathing review by judges.Eight teams from around Australia were tasked with renovating rooms inside the beachfront penthouse on the 32nd floor of the iconic Focus Apartments in Surfers Paradise. Byron Bay beach house fetches big price The minimalist kitchen failed to embrace the Miami luxe theme. Photo Channel 7.But there wasn’t enough going on in the minimalist kitchen designed by Brisbane couple Tamara and Rhys whose pool lounge took the Miami Beach vibe too far.“It was such an injection of colour that it kind of came off as tacky rather than luxurious,” Ms Clarke said.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa8 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag1 day ago MORE NEWS: What the eviction moratorium means for you Contestants walk the plank off Focus in I’m a Celebrity … Get Me Out of Here! Picture Glenn Hampson.It’s not the first time the Focus tower has played host to a reality TV show.The 97 metre building has featured in I’m A Celebrity … Get Me Out Of Here! with contestants challenged to walk a plank off the high rise. The dining room got the judges’ tick of approval. Photo Channel 7.The only team to mostly get it right was Perth parents Tanya and Dave who raised the standard with a confident and considered design in the dining and shower rooms.“It oozes opulence, sophistication and elegance,” Ms Clarke said, awarding a score of 9/10.“You really got the secret of Miami decorating which is yes, play around with the gelato colours, but underscore it with black and white,” said Mr Llewelyn-Bowen. Not even a retractable TV could save this living space.The entry way created by married Melbourne cheerleaders Susan and Anthony was described as “scrambled” and “Wiggle-tastic” while their bar was dubbed “bold but sickly”.“You know when you were a teenager and you used to take the entire contents of your parents’ drinks cabinet and mix it together as a glamorous cocktail? And you know how you’d feel quite sick afterwards? That’s how I’m feeling now,” said Mr Llewelyn-Bowen.The ensuite renovated by Sydney mates George and Laith was applauded by the judges as “big, bold and beautiful”, with bonus marks for the beach-facing toilet affording a “poo with a view”. Focus Apartments was once the tallest tower on the Gold Coast.Teams had just seven days to restore the shabby pad to its former glory by embracing a Miami luxe vibe with “sexy curves” and an impressive gelato colour palette.But the challenge proved too great for many of the teams who wore the wrath of judges including British self-styled home consultant Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen, interior designer Kyly Clarke and builder Saul Myers. Tasmanian twins Kimmy and Rhi were also accused of ignoring the House Rules in the lounge space which was otherwise worthy of any European glossy magazine. “But it doesn’t have that sense of upbeat, sexy, luxe Miami that we’re looking for,” said Mr Llewelyn-Bowen complained. But it was all a bit much for the House Rules judges.NSW mother and son Lenore and Bradley made House Rules history by taking on the first indoor swimming pool, but took the Miami theme too far.“There’s an explosion of pattern in here,” Mr Llewellyn-Bowen said. “It’s almost as if you wanted to get as much stuff as possible in here to distract us, basically ending up with a lot going on.” The pool area was a visual feast of pattern and colour.last_img read more


Connecticut Releases Draft Offshore Wind RFP

September 28, 2020

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first_imgThe Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (DEEP) and the Bureau of Energy Technology Policy have issued a Draft Request for Proposals (RFP) for up to 2,000MW of offshore wind energy.The RFP comes as Connecticut’s Governor Ned Lamont signed into law the House Bill 7156, An Act Concerning the Procurement of Energy Derived From Offshore Wind.The Draft RFP is now open for review and comments, with the submissions due by 15 July 4:00 p.m. local time. The final solicitation is due to be released on 15 August.“We congratulate the state of Connecticut for moving so quickly in preparing their first major Draft RFP for offshore wind energy,” said Liz Burdock, CEO and President of the Business Network for Offshore Wind.“I believe this solicitation will accelerate the region’s investments in ports like New London and Bridgeport, and allow Connecticut suppliers to be active participants in the regional offshore wind supply chain.”The bid due date will be 30 September, while DEEP is expected to announce the solicitation decision in November.To remind, the Connecticut House of Representatives voted 134-10 in favor of the legislation in mid-May authorizing the development of the additional 2,000MW of offshore wind capacity in the state. A month later, the Connecticut State Senate unanimously approved the procurement of the capacity.last_img read more


Government to table in several crime and security-related bills at Parliament on Tuesday

September 26, 2020

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first_img Share Share Share Tweet Sharing is caring!center_img 16 Views   no discussions LocalNews Government to table in several crime and security-related bills at Parliament on Tuesday by: – October 24, 2011 Prime Minister Roosevelt SkerritThe Prime Minister of Dominica, Honorable Roosevelt Skerrit will on Tuesday table in a number of bills at Parliament which will seek to make amendments to the existing policy on crime prevention and control on the island.The Prime Minister says that these amendments will address issues relating to crime and violence on the island, one of the many concerns raised recently by the Ministry of National Security, Immigration and Labour.The Prime Minister made the announcement during his address at the 30th Police Training Course Graduation Ceremony at Morne Bruce last week.“We will be going to Parliament next week and we will be passing several bills and also amendments. We intend to take to the parliament the money laundering prevention bill, the suppression of financing of terrorism amendment bill, the financial intelligence unit bill, the financial services unit amendment bill and the firearms amendment bill”.The Dominican leader says government has already put in place a number of systems aimed at increasing surveillance and security at Dominica’s air and sea ports.According to him, regional leaders are currently placing security at the front burner, and Dominica is no exception and the government will continue to do all in their power to ensure that the island remains crime-free and peaceful.“We have had to implement new systems at the Registry as it relates to the issuance of birth certificates which costed the government in the region of two million dollars. We also have the introduction of machine-readable passports; we’ve had to increase surveillance and security at the airports. We also just contracted the purchase of border control system costing well over two million dollars.”The Prime Minister said that increased security around the island will also be one of their prime strategies as it relates to the reduction of crime or crime-related activities on the island.Just last week thirty six police officers joined the ranks of the Commonwealth of Dominica Police Force. Mr Skerrit challenged the Chief of Police to work with the government to fill vacant positions in the Police Force. “I have noted that you have twenty one (21) vacancies within the police force and I would like to receive a recommendation for us to fill those twenty one (21) vacancies as soon as practically possible. Because we appreciate the fact that we need to have more officers on the streets of Dominica to ensure we can help protect our citizens and this country.”The Dominican leader believes that while no country may be able to completely obliterate crime, strategies must be developed to minimize it. The challenges, he says, can also be crucial for any given country, regardless of their economic status.“Policing has increased challenges and from where I sit with access to intelligence briefings, not only from the police service here but regional and international intelligence gathering agencies. It tells me that we have tremendous challenges and it’s important for us to appreciate the challenges it places on the financing of the state.”Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more


World most expensive Defensive Midfielders: Ndidi rated 10th

September 26, 2020

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first_img Loading… Super Eagles and Leicester City midfielder Wilfred Ndidi has been rated 10th Most Valuable Defensive Midfielder in the World. Ndidi currently has the most Interception (56) and the 2nd most Tackles (86) in the PL this season. According to the Transfer Market report that Ndidi is now the 10th most expensive defensive midfielder in the world as he is worth 45m Euros, while Manchester City’s Rodri and Joshua Kimmich of Bayern Munich are the two leading two contenders with the market value of 80m Euros.Advertisementcenter_img Liverpool’s Fabinho and Real Madrid’s Casemiro occupied the 3rd and 4th spots with a market value of 70m Euros each but Chelsea and Italian star Jorginho come 5th followed by Iter Milan’s Marcelo Brozovic, West Ham’s Declan Rice and Ruben Neves on the 6th, 7th and 8th spots respectively. Read Also:I’m excited to be back, better, says Ndidi However, Ghanian midfielder Thomas Parteycame 9th with 50m and Super Eagles strongman completed the top ten most valuable defensive midfielders in the world with 45m Euros. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more


Photo auction raises $4,100 for Late Model driver Hurst

September 23, 2020

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first_imgBy Jerry MackeyFARLEY, Iowa – IMCA Late Model driver Jeremiah Hurst suffered a medical emergency while leading the second feature on Friday night, July 14 at Farley Speedway and will be scheduled very soon for surgery to repair a leaking valve in his heart.The racing community once again rallied around one of our own as Dan and Beau Busch of En­hance Racing Images made a beautiful 24” by 36” photo of Hurst racing his no. 58 Late Model.The photo was auctioned on Sunday night at Dubuque Speedway with all proceeds going to Hurst and his family to help defray upcoming medical expenses.The photo sold initially for $2,400 to Shane Heister of Associated Real Estate Consultants. Heister promptly donated the photo back to be auctioned again.The second buyer of the photo was Greg Bruening of Skyline Building Materials and Bruening Racing; this time the photo brought $1,000.Bruening promptly donated the photo to be auctioned a third time. The final buyer and owner of the photo is Curt Marks of Dubuque Transfer and Storage, at a final sale price of $700. This brought a total of $4,100 to be donated to Hurst.last_img read more