Historic opportunity in West End

first_img29 Mary Street, West End.A HISTORIC West End home with nine bedrooms that used to serve as lodging has hit the market.The 1920s home at 29 Mary St will go to auction on September 5.Positioned at the foot of Castle Hill, the home is crying out for a buyer with vision who could transform the house into a standout property.Keyes & Co listing agent Tess Sellwood said the home could either suit being turned into a dream home or kept as an inner-city investment.“It was originally bought out at Herveys Range and it has always had a hotel or lodging-style accommodation,” she said.More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020“It could either be an amazing opportunity to update it into a residential home or keep it as quite a sharp investment because its returns are quite healthy as well.“It’s been positioned on the block beautifully for it to have views of Castle Hill.”The home is set on a 1214sq m parcel of land and has a two-bay lockable shed with two undercover car spaces.It was built in 1929 and has a large living room with fretwork and the original floors have been protected.The nine registered bedrooms all have airconditioners and there are two separate bathrooms which are currently male and female. The kitchen has been modernised with gas cookware and there is a laundry next to the original outhouse.The home is open for inspection from 2.30pm to 3pm on Saturday. For more information call Tess Sellwood on 0439 793 559.last_img read more

Foundations criticise dropping of proposed statute from EU work agenda

first_imgGerry Salole, chief executive of the European Foundation Centre (EFC), which represents 200 foundations across Europe and has advocated an EFS for several years, warned that foundations would continue to hold the Commission to account in finding solutions to serving the public interest across borders.He said: “This decision sends a signal that goes completely against the concept of building a citizen-led Europe. If EU institutions together cannot uphold a Regulation that facilitates public interest work by and for the citizens, they will have to find other avenues, with the sector, to address the issue.”If enacted, the EFS would remove the requirement for foundations operating in different jurisdictions to set up separate legal entities in each country, if they chose to do so instead via an FE.There would be a single set of rules for FEs, helping to reduce the costs and uncertainty involved in cross-border activities.However, the EFS would not replace existing national laws, but would be optional and complementary.In a statement, the EFC said: “The majority of member states are supportive of the policy objectives of the EFS initiative, even though member states could not see eye-to-eye on the EFS proposal itself.“The EFC believes the decision has more to do with the mechanics of policy negotiations (unanimity requirement) than with the policy proposal itself – its actual objectives and value.”Eight member states reportedly rejected the proposal tabled by the Italian EU presidency in November: Austria, Denmark, Estonia, Germany, the Netherlands, Portugal, Slovakia and the UK. Some of these wished to see further changes in the EFS text, and three of the 28 member states said they doubted the value of an EFS per se.The EFC said: “Given the somewhat secretive character of the negotiations, it is difficult to assess which aspects of the text specific countries wished to alter, and which concrete proposals they put forward to do so.“Such questions should be addressed by way of negotiations, finding a compromise between the parties to achieve a common objective – i.e. facilitating cross-border philanthropic work in the public interest in Europe.”The EFC outlined several options to move forward.It highlighted the meeting of the European Parliament Legal Affairs Committee on 1 December, which discussed the EFS, the first time the newly-elected European Parliament (EP) had addressed the matter.The EFC said: “Overall, EP representatives from the various political groups who took the floor supported the EFS initiative, and wished to ensure its adoption.  “While some MEPs questioned the ‘secrecy’ of the negotiations at the Council and asked for clarification regarding the reasons put forward by a minority of member states to reject the proposal, they also believed there is still room for discussion.”The EFC said the enhanced cooperation procedure – where nine member states can choose to agree a piece of legislation between them – had also been suggested as another possible legal avenue.It said: “The EP has a consultative role in this specific field but cannot ‘co-decide’ with the Council.“However, it can give its opinion, and had already done so in 2013 in favour of the initiative.”Meanwhile, once the EP has voted on the Commission’s new work programme in January, the EFC will – along with the Commission – assess whether other legislative options are possible technically and politically at the EU level. If not, the EFC said it would have to review national regimes and their cross-border-friendly (or unfriendly) character, pushing for changes where needed.Alongside this, the EFC will continue working to facilitate tax-effective cross-border giving, monitoring the implementation of the European Court of Justice rulings on non-discrimination. The European foundation sector has attacked the decision to drop the European Foundation Statute (EFS) from the European Commission’s 2015 Work Programme.The EFS proposal, which establishes a constitution for a pan-European foundation (FE) operating across borders to support general interest causes, is one of 80 proposals that have been withdrawn from the Commission’s legislative agenda, published in mid-December.The withdrawal is permanent unless the Commission wishes to reopen the file.It can publish a new proposal or review the matter if it believes the political context has turned in a more favourable direction.last_img read more

Swimming pool windows add a unique touch to outdoor lifestyle

first_imgPool Windows constructed this beauty at Bribie Island. Photographer: Phill Jackson Photography Check out this pool at Castaways Beach, constructed by . Photo: Paul Smith PhotographyA range of pool windows is available including free top-edge windows and infinity-edge windows, corner windows and portholes.Mr Fogarty said pool windows were popular in highrise builds on the Gold Coast and throughout Brisbane.He said modern minimalistic-style homes or apartments often included pool windows as well as older style homes. “Swimmers can wave hello as they swim past and the calming blue water becomes more visible as it’s brilliantly exposed through the opening,” he said.“Some people have chosen to add them to bring light into lower levels of homes where the pool wall forms part of this area. We’ve also received feedback from some home owners who have found it can provide an extra level of safety for supervising children, as they can now ‘see through’ to lower areas of the pool to make sure kids are behaving and all is well.” More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus14 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market14 hours ago Pictured is a pool at Virginia which Pool Windows created. Photo: Peter Taylor Shotglass Photographycenter_img Pool Windows is an organisation comprising of professional acrylic pool panel fabricators and installers. Pool Windows (or underwater window) are a dynamic way to add both a functional and aesthetic feature to a pool. Pictured is a pool at Sunshine Beach. Photo: Peter Taylor Shotglass PhotographyUnderwater swimming pool windows are gaining popularity across the state, adding a unique feature to outdoor areas.Pool windows in rooftop swimming pools, new and old builds, as well as those in apartments and hotels are becoming more common.Queensland company Pool Windows Pty Ltd director Bevan Fogarty said the trend had taken off and in some cases helped add value to properties.“We believe it can (add value) but perhaps the most important thing to remember is that it should form part of an overall intelligent design, where the pool is both functional and aesthetically pleasing,” Mr Fogarty said.“Particularly we find that in homes with small or unusual shaped pool areas to work with, a pool that incorporates a pool window helps to soften the area and really create that connection between the pool and living areas.”last_img read more

Nearing winter season bumps Japan’s October spot LNG price

first_imgLNG World News Staff Image courtesy of Tokyo GasThe average price of spot-LNG imported into Japan that was contracted in October 2017 reached $8.2 as the winter heating season nears. The contract-based price rose 18.8 percent from $6.9 per mmBtu in September reaching an eight-month high, the data from Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry shows.The arrival-based price has also shown an increase from $5.8 per mmBtu in September to $6.1 per mmBtu during the month under review, a 5.1 percent increase.Only spot LNG cargoes are taken into account in this assessments, excluding short, medium and long-term contract cargoes, as well as those linked to a particular price index.last_img read more

Sexualisation of children an issue that needs to be faced

first_imgStuff co.nz 28 July 2016 Family First Comment: Melinda spoke at our 2011 Forum on the Family. A great ally in the field. Well worth attending her upcoming talks in August in Wgn & Chch.Advocates for women and girls are calling on New Zealand to address its role in the global trade for females’ bodies.Australian advocate for women and girls Melinda Tankard Reist​, is touring New Zealand with Hagar New Zealand in August to speak on the objectification of women and sexualisation of girls.“It would be fair to say that NZ is facing the same challenges in regards to sexualisation of girls in media, advertising and popular culture as pretty much every other country in the West,” she said.The writer, speaker and advocate stressed that the eroticisation of children was driving exploitation.“When we post and style little girls to look more mature and older than they really are, when we ‘adultify’ them in advertising, this can contribute to providing permission to perpetrators to think that little girls are sexually interesting and sexually desirable.”Tankard Reist said the problem stemmed from a lack of respect and concern for the human rights of women and girls.“Add to that the desire to make money from their bodies and vested interests of those who stand to gain.”READ MORE: http://www.stuff.co.nz/life-style/love-sex/82498037/Sexualisation-of-children-an-issue-that-needs-to-be-faced?cid=app-iPhonelast_img read more

New Dimension Theatre to stage another play this weekend.

first_imgThis weekend The New Dimension Theatre in collaboration with the Dominica Public Service Union (DPSU) will be staging a play entitled The Trial at the Arawak House of Culture.The play, entitled “the Trial” is written and directed by Steve Hyacinth and seeks to present a refreshing experience to the Dominican audience recounting the history and development of the DPSU.Secretary Treasurer of the Dominica Public service Union Thomas Letang says the play also sheds light on the struggle and challenges to get a union established among other informative matters.The play will be shown at the Arawak House of Culture this Friday Saturday and Sunday from 8pm and tickets cost $20.Dominica Vibes News Share Share Share LocalNews New Dimension Theatre to stage another play this weekend. by: – May 5, 2011center_img Tweet 21 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring!last_img read more

SAP cash distribution extended ‘til May 10

first_imgMANILA – The Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) has once again extended the deadline for the distribution of cash aid under the national government’s Social Amelioration Program.DILG secretary Eduardo Año said the nationwide distribution was extended anew due to challenges in areas with a large number of population, including the National Capital Region, Cavite, Rizal, Laguna, Bulacan, and Cebu and Davao City.“We have received reports from our field offices na kahit na 24/7 ang pamimigay ng ayuda ay mahihirapan talagang ma-meet ng LGUs ang May 7 deadline lalo na ‘yung mga nasa Metro Manila,” he said in an interview with DZBB.Año added that 985 out of 1,634 local government units (LGUs) have already completed the cash aid distribution as of Wednesday evening. Those LGUs who would still fail to meet the Sunday deadline will receive show cause orders from the agency.“This is the last extension that we will grant to the LGUs. Our people cannot wait any longer,” he said.The DILG official added that once the Department of Social Welfare and Development accepts the liquidation of the LGUs on the first tranche, the second tranche will immediately be handed to the local officials.Año has also he ordered the Philippine National Police (PNP) to exempt those individuals distributing and getting the cash aid from the curfew being implemented as part of the enhanced community quarantine.Around 18 million low-income families were targeted to receive monthly cash subsidies ranging from P5,000 to P8,000 for two months as mandated by the Bayanihan to Heal as One Act (Republic Act 11469)./PNlast_img read more

State Unemployment Rate Down, Local Counties Remain Above Average

first_imgIndiana’s jobless rate has dropped to 6.4 percent, its lowest point since September 2008.New data released by the state Department of Workforce Development show unemployment numbers in January fell four-tenths of a percentage point from the month before.The unemployment rate in Indiana is now lower than the national average of 6.7 percent, and remains lower than all neighboring states.Despite a gain of 4,600 jobs in the manufacturing sector, Indiana shed 7,100 private sector jobs in January mainly due to the extreme nature of the winter season.Decatur County had an unemployment rate of 6.0 percent, Franklin County was at 6.5 percent, Dearborn is at 7.3 percent and Ripley County has the 17th highest unemployment rate in the state at 8.1 percent.last_img read more

Mourinho reveals world’s best player after snubbing Ronaldo, Messi

first_imgJose Mourinho doesn’t believe Cristiano Ronaldo nor Lionel Messi are the best footballers to ever play the beautiful game. Instead, the current Tottenham manager reckons Cristiano’s namesake, the Brazilian icon, eclipses both his compatriot and the Argentine legend. Jose Mourinho doesn’t believe Cristiano Ronaldo nor Lionel Messi are the best footballers to ever play the beautiful gameAdvertisement Promoted ContentWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?A Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This DayBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldWhat Is A Black Hole And Is It Dangerous For Us All?10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoMind-Bending Technology That Was Predicted Before It AppearedThe Funniest Prankster Grandma And Her GrandsonWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A DroneWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth? Before Ronaldo and Messi graced the globe with their footballing prowess, Ronaldo – the man with R9 on his boots – ruled the roost. The Brazilian won the World Cup twice, and collected two Ballon d’Or trophies during a glittering career playing for both Real Madrid and Barcelona, but the Champions League evaded him. Unfortunately for Ronaldo, serious knee injuries hampered what could have been an even more successful career and he didn’t enjoy quite as long out on the field as Messi or his namesake.Still, Mourinho got a brief look at the Brazilian in person when he worked under legendary boss Bobby Robson as an interpreter at Barcelona, and it seems the then teenager left a serious impression on the Portuguese.Mourinho told LiveScore: “Ronaldo, El Fenomeno. Cristiano Ronaldo and Leo Messi have had longer careers, they have remained at the top every day for 15 years.“However, if we are talking strictly about talent and skill, nobody surpasses Ronaldo.Ronaldo and Messi are widely considered to be the best players on the planetRead Also: Messi snubs Martinez in favour of Neymar transfer return“When he was at Barcelona with Bobby Robson, I realised that he was the best player I’d ever seen take to the field.“Injuries killed a career that could have been even more incredible, but the talent that that 19-year-old boy had was something incredible.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… last_img read more

Cricket News Richard Pybus sacked as West Indies coach days before ICC Cricket World Cup 2019

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. highlights Antigua: The West Indies sacked controversial coach Richard Pybus amid a flurry of changes announced on Thursday, only seven weeks before the start of the World Cup. Floyd Reifer will become an interim head coach, with Robert Haynes replacing Courtney Browne as interim head of selectors, while the entire selection panel has also been changed. “We are confident that in Mr. Haynes we have found an interim chairman who shares the philosophy of inclusiveness and shares our selection policy,” Cricket West Indies (CWI) president Ricky Skerritt said.    “(Reifer) has lived the same principles of West Indian excellence that we now insist must prevail in our cricket.” The Windies had seen an upturn in fortunes on the pitch in recent months, with a shock 2-1 Test series win over England and 2-2 one-day international series draw.RELATED    They open their World Cup campaign against Pakistan at Trent Bridge on May 31 — the second day of the tournament in England and Wales. The appointment of Englishman Pybus had been met with criticism, including from former captain Darren Sammy, who blamed him for causing the West Indies squad to strike on the 2016 India tour while the director of cricket.    “Moses led God’s children out of Egypt and a 40days journey took them 40years because of stubbornness. The 2019 World Cup will be 40 years since WI won,” tweeted Sammy in January.    The change of coach could potentially pave the way for star players to return to the team, with the likes of Dwayne Bravo and Kieron Pollard playing almost exclusively franchise Twenty20 cricket, with Andre Russell also having not played an ODI since last July.    Skerritt replaced former CWI president Dave Cameron last month after beating him in an election.center_img Richard Pybus has been blamed for the strike during West Indies’ tour of India.The likes of Dwayne Bravo, Kieron Pollard and Andre Russell could return for West Indies team.West Indies begin their ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 campaign against Pakistan in Trent Bridge.last_img read more