Would you buy a house next to a cemetery?

first_imgThe home has character features including timber floors and VJ walls.“They treat the cemetery like a park and it is very well looked after these days. “For buyers, this is an opportunity to buy in to inner-city living on a big block of land at an affordable price.” The home at 63 Frederick St was built in 1935 and has timber floors, VJ walls and high ceilings. There is a separate living area, a dining room opening to the back patio, and a kitchen with walk-in pantry and gas cooking. The kitchen at 63 Frederick St, Toowong.There is a covered veranda at the front of the home and plenty of entertaining space at the back.Ms Healy said she was only selling because she was moving away from Brisbane.“I’ve really loved living in Toowong,” she said. “It is a great location 15 minutes’ walk to the Regatta, close to buses and the city.” The home at 63 Frederick St, Toowong, is across the road from Toowong Cemetery. Photo: SUPPLIEDIF ghost stories and gravestones don’t deter you, this 1930s Queenslander in Toowong could be an affordable entry in to the inner city market. The renovated three-bedroom home is on a double block across the road from Toowong Cemetery. Owner Maria Healy has lived in the house at 63 Frederick St since 2003 and in that time she hasn’t experienced a single spine tingle, undead visitor or unexplained event. Even on Halloween, she isn’t the slightest bit concerned about her silent neighbours. The home at 63 Frederick St, Toowong, is on a double block.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus1 day agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market1 day ago“There is always a lot of people in there, either tending the graves or walking their dogs. There are even a couple of water stations for the dogs to have a drink.” Marketing agent Byrony O’Neill said most buyers weren’t put off by the heritage-listed cemetery. “A lot of people make jokes about quiet neighbours or it being the dead centre of town but they don’t seem to mind it,” she said. The view of Brisbane city from the top of Toowong Cemetery.“I actually love that I live across the road from so much history,” she said. Ms Healy said Frederick St residents saw the well-maintained cemetery as a bonus. It is a large green space with city views, lots of trees and plenty of walking paths. It is also next to Anzac Park and the Mount Coot-tha Botanic Gardens. “I’ve got a two-year-old dog and we go for a walk through the cemetery several times a week, as do my neighbours,” Ms Healy said.last_img read more

Coal veteran’s luxury homes on market

first_imgThe home is spread across a rare 1,213 sqm block that Mr Ross bought over 20 years ago.Ascot has seen its median price jump 61.7 per cent in the last five years, with median rent sitting at $697 a week. 37 Mayfield Street, Ascot, was taken to market by Ray White Ascot’s Dwight Ferguson. 37 Mayfield Street, Ascot, is currently on the market for sale by tender, closing 4pm October 12 via Ray White Ascot.THE man who co-founded one of Australia’s largest coal producers is tidying up his Brisbane portfolio — with two luxury homes set to sell within weeks of each other.Keith Ross, who was once managing director of Whitehaven Coal, is acknowledged as one of the brains behind the massive growth in the firm which was to later famously be taken over by Nathan Tinkler in his heyday. Now his second home at 37 Mayfield Street, Ascot has also been taken to market by Ray White Ascot principal and agent Dwight Ferguson, with the luxury property for sale by tender closing 4pm on October 12. 37 Mayfield Street, Ascot, is a stunning property on a large site. 33 Mayfield Street, Ascot, has been sold for an undisclosed sum by Alma Clark Real Estate. 37 Mayfield Street, Ascot, is for sale by tender. 37 Mayfield Street, Ascot, has been meticulously cared for. FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON TWITTER The 33 Mayfield Street, Ascot, deal was struck on August 13, 2018.Mr Ross and wife Alison have always been partial to luxury real estate purchases — with their two remaining houses in Ascot hitting the market within weeks of each other.Alma Clark of Alma Clark Real Estate has just sold their “classic Spanish mansion” at 33 Mayfield Street for an undisclosed sum. The couple had bought the property for $2.35m around half a year before Mr Ross resigned from the board of Whitehaven Coal.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus16 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market16 hours ago Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:50Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:50 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p216p216p180p180pAutoA, 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 Rate1xFullscreenNRL stars tackling the property game00:50last_img read more

Maersk’s Focus Switch Challenges Prompt Moody’s Rating Review

first_imgMaersk’s separation of energy companies from its core business might drive its rating downgrade, according to Moody’s Investors Service, which has continued its review of the Baa2 issuer rating and senior unsecured rating of Denmark-based shipping and energy company. Moody’s review also includes Maersk’s senior unsecured medium-term note (MTN) programme’s (P) Baa2 rating.“The continuation of the rating review reflects ongoing uncertainty with respect to the application of proceeds of the Total S.A. shares,” said Maria Maslovsky, Moody’s Vice President and the lead analyst for Maersk.“Also, the Maersk Oil sale is not closed yet and the separation of Maersk Drilling and Maersk Supply Service is still pending,” added Maslovsky.Maersk is pursuing a focus switch of its business strategy and plans to concentrate the group’s future activities on transport and logistics.The move was ascribed to recent years’ downfall of the oil and gas industry markets, among other things.The strategy change saw Maersk Oil sold off to Total S.A  in August for USD 7.45 billion in a combined share and debt transaction. In addition, Maersk Tankers was sold to one of the group’s subsidiaries APMH Invest A/S in October for USD 1.17 billion in an all-cash transaction.The proceeds of the sale of the two businesses, including that of the Dansk Supermarked disposition (USD 0.9 billion), are slated for cutting of debt.Buyers for Maersk Drilling and Maersk Supply Service are expected to be found before the end of 2018.“Today’s (December 8) rating action reflects Moody’s understanding that Maersk has not yet determined the exact use of the proceeds of 97.5 million of Total S.A. (Aa3) stable shares it is due to receive as part of the sale of Maersk Oil,” the rating agency said, adding that it would conclude the review once the use of proceeds is determined.Maersk said earlier that it would return a significant portion of the shares to the APMM shareholders during 2018-2019, however, the exact amount depends upon the company’s performance and the solutions found for the Maersk Drilling business, Moody’s added.As indicated, Maersk is expected to gain a high degree of flexibility in terms of managing its leverage levels from the Total deal. However, the conglomerate will need to pay some of its debt soon, especially given the volatile nature of the ocean shipping industry, which is not anticipated to abate in the near term.Maersk has a liquidity reserve of USD 10.6 billion as of September 30, 2017, excluding committed financing for the Hamburg Sud acquisition. The group has a little over USD 1 billion of debt maturities in Q4 2017 and less than USD 2 billion in 2018 which are expected to be refinanced in due course, the rating agency said.Moody’s estimates adjusted Gross Debt to EBITDA of around 3x for the Transportation & Logistics businesses only in 2018, which is high for the Baa2 rating given that the industry has recovered from a low point in the cycle in 2016.In order to keep its strong Baa2 rating grade Maersk will need to maintain its debt/EBITDA below 3.0x at all points in the cycle and demonstrate greater stability in achieving a positive EBIT margin at Maersk Line on a consistent basis.In addition, a debt/EBITDA leverage of below 3.5x would need to be sustained through the shipping cycle for an investment grade credit profile.If the said preconditions are met, Maersk’s rating could be stabilized.However, the rating is likely to be downgraded if the company’s debt/EBITDA ranges between 3.0x and 3.5x pro forma for the separation of the energy businesses whilst not exceeding 3.5x at all points in the cycle. Consistent negative free cash flow (after capex and dividends) would also create pressure on the rating, Moody’s said.last_img read more

Kenya braces for El Niño rains

first_imgPopular Kenyan flood victim appointed El-Nino ambassador The first signs of the El nino climate phenomenon seem to be showing in Kenya. The last El nino recorded in Kenya was in 1997-1998 and it brought with it the most destructive spell of rain in the country’s history.Kenya’s government is however working to ensure that it is not caught flat footed this time around. Is the heatwave in South Africa beginning of El Nino? Related Is Africa prepared for the Forecasted El Niño?last_img

3 men hack couple over ‘old grudge’

first_imgThe 44-year-old Joseph Besanes and his wife Jerose, 38, sustained hack wounds on the body, a police report showed.  They received treatment at the Angel Salazar Memorial General Hospital in San Jose, Antique.  Officers of the Pantongon police station have yet to arrest the suspects, who fled after the incident./PN Police investigators said prior to the hacking, there was an altercation between the couple and the suspects around 9:30 p.m. on June 3.  The suspects were identified as Raymond Alagos, 22; his younger brother Valentin, 17; and Junie Alagos, 47, the report added. ILOILO City – Old grudge was seen as the motive in the hacking of a couple in Barangay Pandanan, Patnongon, Antique, police said.last_img

Penn looks for road win vs Brown

first_img February 29, 2020 VETERAN PRESENCE: Each of these teams has relied heavily on their seniors this year. Brandon Anderson, Zach Hunsaker and Joshua Howard have collectively scored 50 percent of Brown’s points this season and 55 percent of the team’s points over its last five games. For Penn, AJ Brodeur, Devon Goodman and Ryan Betley have collectively accounted for 55 percent of the team’s total scoring.DEFENSIVE IMPROVEMENTS: The Quakers have allowed only 67.8 points per game across 11 conference games, an improvement from the 75.5 per game they allowed over 12 non-conference games.OFFENSIVE THREAT: Brodeur has directly created 47 percent of all Penn field goals over the last five games. The senior forward has 33 field goals and 23 assists in those games.SCORING THRESHOLDS: Brown is 0-10 when its offense scores 63 points or fewer. Penn is a perfect 6-0 when it holds opponents to 62 or fewer points.STREAK STATS: Penn has scored 65.7 points per game and allowed 70.3 over its three-game road losing streak. Associated Press Penn looks for road win vs Browncenter_img DID YOU KNOW: Brown has attempted the second-most free throws among all Ivy League teams. The Bears have averaged 18.9 foul shots per game this season.___For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.com Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditPenn (13-11, 5-6) vs. Brown (13-11, 6-5)Paul Bailey Pizzitola Sports Center, Providence, Rhode Island; Saturday, 6 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: Penn looks for its third straight win over Brown at Paul Bailey Pizzitola Sports Center. Brown’s last win at home against the Quakers came on Jan. 30, 2016.last_img read more

Tipp’s UBL clubs resume Division 2A campaigns

first_imgDivision 2A leaders Nenagh Ormond travel to Cork to face Sunday’s Well.Cashel – who were controversially beaten last time out by Banbridge – have home advantage for their tie with Highfield.Tipp FM will bring you updates from the games, which start at 2.30pm.last_img

The Use Of Technology And Future Of Work Has Changed Because…

first_imgE-commerce, which is among the issues proposed for consideration in the World Trade Organization (WTO), needs to be properly addressed across the CARICOM region. This is where business is now being conducted especially among Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs). With lockdowns across the world and social distancing, technology is playing a central role in communication. Increasingly, people are participating in religious services and concerts online through live-streaming. Pope Francis may have been speaking over the Easter holidays in a mostly empty St. Peter’s Basilica or St. Peter’s Square, but he was joined by thousands, if not millions, of persons through the internet and more traditional means such as television and radio. In many ways, COVID-19 is accelerating the use of technology in our work and social activities. Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and senior officials have increasingly resorted to more frequent use of teleconferencing. In fact, recently the Heads of government have been holding emergency sessions on COVID-19’s impact on the region. Guest editorial adapted from CMC feature written by Elizabeth Morgan, a specialist in International Trade Policy and International Politics. While many developed countries have been using technology in the workplace and have adopted flexible working hours, this is not the case in the Caribbean and other developing countries. In general, these countries are  playing catch-up. The Challenges in the Caribbean Working from home has also raised again in Jamaica, and no doubt in other parts of the Caribbean region, the question of flexible working hours. People working from home, whether in the public or private sectors, are reported to be more productive and less stressed. Of course, this requires further study. In Jamaica, in 2014, the Employment (Flexible Work Arrangement) (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act was adopted but is yet to be fully implemented. COVID-19 is demonstrating that there could be merit in introducing some flexible working schedules where appropriate. The use of technology is also changing how diplomacy is being conducted, moving from face-to-face meetings and very formal diplomatic notes and saving-telegrams to teleconferencing, emails, and social media portals like Twitter, Instagram, WhatsApp, etc.  This is not to say that there isn’t still a place for diplomatic person-to-person contact, but diplomacy has clearly moved into the digital age. Within the Caribbean, and especially in its public sector, it is necessary to ensure that institutions and employees have up-to-date, properly maintained equipment and are efficiently trained in how to use them. The service providers in the Caribbean also have to iron out all the kinks to provide a high quality of service at a price that users can afford.center_img However, there are definite signs of improvement over the last 12 years, during which time Caribbean countries upgraded internet services and received teleconferencing equipment through a technical cooperation program. The CARICOM Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED) Special Session on Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) has, for many years, been looking at creating a Single ICT Space allowing for ICT harmonization and other legislative frameworks in CARICOM. Increased use of ICT, it is said, would aid the realization of the long-awaited CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME) and the UN Sustainable Development Goals. In Geneva, Brussels, London, New York, Kingston, Georgetown, and other cities across the world, many people are now working from home using the internet and conducting local and international meetings through some form of teleconferencing. To be honest, Caribbean residents are not actually receiving the best quality telephone and internet services from their principal providers. Security is an important issue as well and, of course, across the region cybersecurity policies and legislation need to be completed. So, whether people are prepared or not, the future of work is evident as COVID-19 preventative is propelling the world more into the digital age and the related reform of working procedures. The flexible working arrangements also need to be seriously examined for implementation. The experiences forced on the region and the rest of the world in this COVID-19 period clearly indicates that the use of technology for communication in various scenarios is workable. A few weeks ago when CARICOM Heads met to share ideas and experiences on measures related to COVID-19, Barbados Prime Minister Mottley said the presence of the coronavirus “could be the region’s time.” Indeed, it could be the Caribbean’s time to implement the many CARICOM proposals which are outstanding including proposals on agriculture and food security, trade in services, and most importantly, ICT. Services, such as medical consultations, physiotherapy sessions, and exercise classes, are now being provided through various internet applications. It seems that e-commerce has also increased significantly. Thus, COVID-19 is forcing many people to become much more familiar with technology, and its various applications.last_img read more

Curtains for Corbyn? Paddy Power cuts odds on Jezza’s 2018 resignation

first_img Paddy Power raises awareness of Missing People with Motherwell ‘silhouette’ stand August 7, 2020 Submit BGC: Government must ‘act fast’ and extend furlough scheme August 11, 2020 Paddy PowerIt appears that the Labour Party cannot escape charges of antisemitism, as this week Israeli Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu released pictures of party leader Jeremy Corbyn ‘supposedly’ attending a wreath-laying ceremony for the 1972 Munich Olympic Games terrorists in 2014.The Labour Party has defended Corbyn’s position, stating that its leader was ‘visiting a Tunisian cemetery to honour innocent victims killed in a 1985 Israeli military air strike’.The event has seen Corbyn face a week of opposition attacks and internal criticisms, as Labour continues to be marred by antisemitism allegations.Updating its UK political markets, Paddy Power makes it 3/1 (from 8/1 last week) – ‘that Jezza leaves before the end of 2018’, as Labour’s leader continues to face questions as to why he visited to an event at a Palestinian Martyrs Cemetery in 2014.Furthermore, Paddy Power Politics has lengthened the odds on Corbyn becoming next PM, replacing to Theresa May from 9/2 to a 6/1, becoming second market favourite behind former Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson (currently 5/1).Updating the media, Spokesman Paddy Power said: “As pressure mounts on Corbyn again over antisemitism claims, our traders think he will be laying a wreath on his own leadership career before the end of the year, and have been forced to cut the odds.“But doing or saying something questionable hasn’t impacted on Boris Johnson’s popularity – he’s still our most popular selection to take over from May, though Corbyn has slipped down the betting.”Paddy Power Jeremy Corbyn Specials3/1        Corbyn to leave before the end of 20185/1        Boris Johnson to be the next Prime Minister6/1        Corbyn to be the next Prime MinisterCease to be  Party  Leader First:1/3        Theresa May3/1        Jeremy Corbyn Related Articles StumbleUpon Share Share Flutter moves to refine merger benefits against 2020 trading realities August 27, 2020last_img read more

Expect travel delays near Second Ave. Bridge

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisRemember that there will be 10-15 minute travel delays at the Second Avenue Bridge beginning 9 AM Thursday and Friday mornings for spring maintenance. Plan ahead for the day’s commute.Facebook | https://www.facebook.com/WBKBTV/ Twitter | https://twitter.com/WBKB11 Instagram | https://www.instagram.com/wbkbtv/ AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious TBAC Dedicates ‘Springsong’ to the beloved Jim HartNext Guess who’s dead? Rosencrantz and Guildensternlast_img