What $11.9m will buy you in one of Queensland’s most exclusive streets

first_img29-31 Wyuna Drive Noosaville Qld 4566”It’s got really long views,” he said, “Wide water views are quite impossible to achieve in the canal area but this does because of its design and size. It’s rare to find that.” 29-31 Wyuna Drive Noosaville Qld 4566 29-31 Wyuna Drive Noosaville Qld 4566It’s a waterbaby’s dream, with over 45 metres of water frontage, a 25m infinity pool, outdoor kitchen and barbecue, and a self contained caretaker’s wing. 29-31 Wyuna Drive Noosaville Qld 4566It’s the type of jawdropping luxury you could only achieve if your architect/builder was not just a local and an award winner, but a close neighbour with a vested interest in making sure the property looked glorious. 29-31 Wyuna Drive Noosaville Qld 4566More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home2 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor8 hours agoThe home has a state of the art kitchen, electronically controlled bi-fold doors to the waterfront, a Sonos wireless system on the lower level, heated floor in master suites, solar heating for the pool, vacu-maid, is fully air conditioned and sits on 1,228sq m of waterfront land. 29-31 Wyuna Drive Noosaville Qld 4566Mr Dover, who sold the land to the current owner in 2010, said the home that resulted was among the best he had ever laid eyes on.center_img 29-31 Wyuna Drive Noosaville Qld 4566The two jetties, he said, came about because the council allowed each block to have a jetty. “So they thought they might as well build it now in case they change the rules later.” 29-31 Wyuna Drive Noosaville Qld 4566The home at 29-31 Wyuna Drive, Noosaville was designed by renowned Noosa architect Paul Clout who could see the property from his nearby home, said real estate agent John Dover of Tom Offermann Real Estate Noosa Heads. 29-31 Wyuna Drive Noosaville Qld 4566“He’s quite famous, quite highly regarded and at the time (the land was bought) he was living in another street here. When he was approached for the design, he said well I can see that from where I live so I want it to look nice. So he had a vested interest in making sure it looked good.” 29-31 Wyuna Drive Noosaville Qld 4566THIS mega waterfront property is what $11.9m will buy you in one of Queensland’s most exclusive streets.Among the items you can check off your property bucket list are a drive-through boatshed, two jetties and a boat ramp.last_img read more

PensionDanmark returns shrink during first half of year after bond losses

first_imgDanish labour-market pension fund PensionDanmark reported a dip in investment returns in the first half of this year, as losses on domestic bonds showed through.The pension fund, whose total assets grew to DKK181bn (€24.2bn) by the end of June from DKK165bn at the same point last year, said in its interim report that contributions had risen as a result of rising employment among the businesses whose pension schemes it ran.Torben Möger Pedersen, PensionDanmark’s chief executive, said: “Recent developments on the equity markets show that there are still big imbalances in the global economy, and that we are probably looking at a long period of lower and very volatile returns on shares and bonds.”It was against this background that the pension fund was focusing on putting together a portfolio that could do well even when there were big fluctuations in these markets, he said. “For this reason we have continued to expand our investments in stable alternatives, such as infrastructure and property, which now account for 20% of the portfolio,” Möger Pedersen said.The return on investments was DKK7.87bn before tax in the first half 2015, down from DKK9.92bn in the first half of 2014, according to interim results.In percentage terms, returns on pension savings for the six-month period ranged from 2.7% for members aged 65 and 6.1% for those aged 40.This compares with 6.6% and 6.5% respectively in the same period last year.PensionDanmark said returns for the age-related investment pools reflected the fact that younger members had a greater proportion of their savings in equities and so had benefited from the fact shares had produced a better return than other investments in the period.The pension fund’s investments in quoted shares had generated a 10% return, which was in line with the general development on international stock markets.On the other hand, bonds had been marked by the increase in yields in the first half, which had led to price falls on the Danish bond market.PensionDanmark’s holdings of Danish government bonds and mortgage bonds made a loss of 1.6% in the period, while investments in corporate and emerging markets bonds produced between 1.8% and 2.2%, it said.Regular contributions grew to DKK5.28bn in January to June 2015 from DKK4.98bn in the same period last year, PensionDanmark said.last_img read more

Schroders nets £80bn mandate from Lloyds

first_imgSchroders is set to land an £80bn (€90.7bn) mandate from Scottish Widows, part of Lloyds Banking Group, it announced today.The FTSE 100-listed investment house has agreed a strategic partnership with Lloyds, including a new £13bn wealth management joint venture due to start operations in the second half of next year.The remaining £67bn relates to insurance assets for Scottish Widows, invested across equities, fixed income, multi-asset and private assets. The assets are currently run by Standard Life Aberdeen (SLA), which has disputed the decision to reallocate the management contracts.The contract between Schroders and Lloyds was for “at least five years”, the two firms said in a joint statement, to begin when the dispute with SLA has been settled or when the current contract expires in 2022. The joint venture will initially manage roughly £13bn on behalf of “affluent” UK customers. Subject to regulatory approval, Lloyds will own 50.1% of the new company and Schroders the remaining 49.9%. Lloyds will also take a stake of up to 19.9% in the holding company for Schorders’ wealth management business, Cazenove Capital. Lloyds will also transfer £400m to Cazenove.In the statement, the companies said the joint venture would “aim to become a top three UK financial planning business within five years”.The mandate is likely to result in Schroders overtaking SLA to become the third-biggest UK-based manager, based on data from IPE’s Top 400 Asset Managers survey.  The award follows Lloyds’ decision to hand BlackRock a £30bn contract for passive investments earlier this month.The huge contracts have been up for tender since February, when Scottish Widows launched a review of its asset management arrangements and terminated its partnership agreements with SLA.Scottish Widows and Lloyds have argued that long-term contracts signed with Aberdeen Asset Management in 2014 to run the money could be terminated if it turned into a material competitor.Aberdeen merged last year with insurance company Standard Life, which Lloyds argued was a material competitor. However, in May SLA disagreed and said Lloyds and Scottish Widows did not have the right to terminate the arrangements. SLA sold the bulk of its insurance business to Phoenix at the end of August 2018.The parties remain at odds over the issue, but Lloyds earlier this month it said it was confident of its right to end the contracts, and expected the arbitration process to conclude early next year, at which point the contracts would be placed with BlackRock and Schroders.last_img read more

SCHOOLS SAFE FROM COVID? Class opening shouldn’t be rushed – Iloilo dads

first_img“Ka-alang-alang pa sang August kay ti may virus pa. Wala pa vaccine,” said Patrimonio. So as not to waste time, Patrimonio said, she would see to it that her child reviews past lessons or perhaps prepare for Grade 7 lessons. The Department of Education (DepEd) recently decided to open school year 2020–2021 on Aug. 24, 2020. Education secretary Leonor Briones also called on public school teachers and employees to report back to work on June 1, 2020 to prepare for the new school year. “Kon indi man lang kita sigurado sang epidemiology sang aton ginabantayan, ibutang na lang naton sa siguro. Nga-a? Kay puede man kahulat ang aton eskwelahan,” said Defensor. For his part, Treñas said he won’t actively encourage students to go to school at this time. He pointed out that the government has not conducted sufficient mass testing and effective contact tracing, and the healthcare system continues to grapple in fighting the pandemic with very limited capacity and insufficiently addressed needs, “Ang klase makahulat. Naka-intindi naman karon ang mga bata sang sitwasyon naton. Importante nga masigurado ta anay nga wala na sang virus,” said Mantilla. He would rather forego school year 2020-2021, according to Defensor, so that everybody could focus on overcoming SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19 and which still does not have a vaccine. “Will life grind to a halt just because schools won’t open for a year? Of course not. Kadamo man sang tawo nga nag-untat isa ka tuig nga pag-eskwela. The one-day delay is not that much when you consider the risk we’re subjecting our students if we open our schools at this time,” said Defensor. The governor, however, acknowledged that August is still three months away and he is hopeful there would be no additional COVID-19 cases in the country, and in Iloilo in particular. PARENTS FEARFUL TEACHERS’ CONCERNS Her family’s two months of home quarantine would go to waste if her child gets infected for rushing back to school, she added. It is their shared personal view that a one-year delay in the students’ schooling is the more prudent course of action. According to Defensor, deciding on the resumption of classes should weigh heavily in favor of students’ safety, more so because the COVID-19 health crisis remains fluid. “Gusto ko gid masigurado nga okay na ang sitwasyon antes magbalik sa eskwelahan ang akon bata,” Patrimonio told Panay News. “If they will not let their children go to school, we will not insist the contrary,” said Treñas. “Unless may vaccine nga available kag magsunod ang DepEd kag mga eskwelahan sa mga health safety protocols against COVID-19,” Lumbo said, he is not in favor of opening schools in August. At this time, her child’s health and well-being are her primary concern, she stressed.center_img ILOILO – Opening schools when there is no indication yet that the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has effectively been combatted could put the health and safety of students in peril, warned Gov. Arthur Defensor Jr. and Iloilo City’s Mayor Jerry Treñas. Arniel Lumbo of Barangay Sooc, Arevalo, Iloilo has a similar position. According to the city mayor, he would leave it to the parents to decide on their children’s schooling. “Kon ang bata pamangkuton, nagadali na ‘ya mag-eskwela kay boring sa balay,” said Patrimonio. “I will not be surprised kon indi madayun ang school year 2020-2021,” he added. Noime Mantilla of Cabatuan, Iloilo and who has a 13-year-old incoming Grade 8 child shared Patrimonio’s sentiment. A parent this paper interviewed shared the trepidation of Defensor and Treñas. Elsie Patrimonio of Barangay Ungka, Jaro, Iloilo City has an incoming Grade 7 child. Teachers are sure to bear the brunt of the coming school opening, he added. “Mas importante ang kabuhi sang bata ko compared sa achievements niya sa eskwelahan,” said Lumbo who has an incoming Kindergarten 2 child. He added: “What is one year of school closure anyway? We’re talking about human lives here.” In fact, according to the governor, nobody could say for certain that by August, the COVID-19 pandemic would have ceased. “As with the country’s healthcare system, the pandemic exposes as well the grave crisis in the education system. Decades of scrimping on education budget had worsened the vulnerabilities of public schools to disease outbreaks. Grave shortages in classrooms, facilities and personnel now make the implementation of minimum health standards in schools an enormous challenge,” according to Basilio. “Secretary Briones’ pep talk on fighting fears and teaching students courage does not assuage our apprehensions as they are based on our rational assessment of the country’s present condition,” according to ACT secretary general Raymond Basilio. What would she and her child do if school year 2020-2021 is scrapped due to COVID-19? “We know the virus is still there, and the possibility of its transmission remains great if there is no physical distancing,” he said. In a statement, the Alliance of Concerned Teachers (ACT) said teachers, students and parents have good reasons to question DepEd’s decision to open school year 2020-2021 on Aug. 24. “DepEd Order No. 7 subjects teachers to more work days as they are told to render service two months before opening and even on weekends during the school year. Moreover, with DepEd’s foresight that many students will be left behind due to their lack of access to needed technologies, teachers are ordered to put in extra effort for remedial and enrichment activities on top of the already burdensome blended modes of teaching,” said Basilio./PNlast_img read more

Catch-A-Ride Offering Free Rides To Job Fair

first_imgCatch-A-Ride is offering transportation to and from a job fair on Wednesday, October 16.The job fair is at the Ivy Tech Community College in Lawrenceburg from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. for military veterans. It will be open to the public from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m.Catch-A-Ride is utilizing a grant from the Dearborn Community Foundation to provide the transportation. A week advance is needed to book a ride. Call 812-432-3960 or toll free 800-330-7603 and give promotional code #300.last_img

Area farms honored at the state fair

first_imgIndianapolis, In. — Several local family farms will be recognized at the Indiana State Fair this year.In Decatur County the Porter, Foster-Mahan and Mang will receive the Centennial Award. The Hamilton farms on the Decatur/Jennings County libe will also receive the Centennial Award.The Centennial Award will be given to the Stim and Hofer-Wendel farms in Franklin County.In Ripley County the Richter farm will receive the Centennial Award and the Tielking/Sellers Homestead will receive the Sesquicentennial Award.In Switzerland County the Althoff farm will recognized with the Centennial Award.“Our state’s legacy has been shaped by our farming families, who continue to pass down their traditions and values from one generation to the next,” said Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch, who also serves as Indiana’s Secretary of Agriculture and Rural Development. “I would like to congratulate each and every family on receiving this prestigious award.”last_img read more

Ighalo’s Resurgence with Super Eagles Excites Kanu

first_imgOdion Ighalo Femi SolajaFormer Nigerian Captain, Nwankwo Kanu, was full of praises for Super Eagles forward, Odion Ighalo, as the Changchun Yatai star in the Chinese Super League has rediscover his scoring tricks.The former Watford FC player, whose exploit in the Chinese league was complete opposite of his performance for Nigeria at the last World Cup in Russia has suddenly warmed himself back into the hearts of soccer loving Nigerian as the leading scorer with six goals in the AFCON 2019 qualification series. Kanu commended the striker for his ability to come out of his goals-drought to rediscover himself again for the national team.According to Kanu, “it is not possible for Ighalo to deliberately miss those scoring chances most fans are crucified him for, rather it was unfortunate that he did not make best use of the balls that could have buried mighty Argentina in that crucial match at the World Cup in Russia.“Fans need to appreciate the state of mind of a footballer. While in other clime they are encouraged, it is sad here we crucify them as if it is a deliberate act not to write ones name in gold with goals,” observed the former Arsenal legend.The Atlanta Olympic gold medalist expressed his happiness that all that is now history for Ighalo.“For Ighalo to have banished the ghost of Russia 2018 and return to winning ways in the national team shows that he has conquered the psychological problem within a short period. This is good for him and the country too,” remarked Kanu in an interview during the investiture ceremony of the Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC) at the Oba Saheed Ademola Elegushi’s Palace last TuesdayHe also advised football fans not to be too emotional at crucifying players saying that aside the fact that players have to go through a lot of rigorous training to reach that height, they are family men too.“When you throw stone at your hero just because he did not play to your expectation, you are not in anyway encouraging him to hit his prime again rather it’s the other way round. There is the need for us to cultivate the habit of encouraging and not the other way round,” he advised.Since his superlative opening goal in last year’s 4-0 rout of Cameroon in Uyo, Ighalo fired blank. His most culpable gaffe was the miss against Argentina at the World Cup.However, even when he resumed goal scoring by netting in Nigeria’s third goal in the 3-0 defeat of Seychelles away, many football fans still did not reckon with him, possibly on account of the relative strength of the opposition and possibly because the goal was from the penalty spot.All that changed after a five-star performance against Libya which saw him score five goals in two matches this month.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Derby match a must-win for Badgers

first_imgAfter dropping its seventh straight match, a 5-2 second-half scoring barrage to the two-time defending national champion No. 8 Indiana last Friday night, the struggling Wisconsin men’s soccer team (4-9-0, 0-3-0 Big Ten) is looking to finally get back on the winning track as they take on Marquette University (5-6-1, 1-5-1 Big East) at 7 p.m. tonight at the McClimon Soccer Complex.The Badgers hold a 13-9-6 all-time record against the Golden Eagles, including a 2-1 win at McClimon in 2003, and a thrilling 5-3 victory last year in Milwaukee. In last year’s match, Marquette opened the scoring in the 23rd minute, but then allowed five straight Wisconsin goals — three by graduated forward Jed Hohlbein — before scoring the last two of the match.This year, however, the Badgers are without the scoring prowess of Hohlbein, and have instead had to rely on younger players to provide the offensive thrust. As a result, head coach Jeff Rohrman’s club has scored only 13 goals this season, and only three in the past six matches.Although Wisconsin broke its two-game drought by scoring two against Indiana Friday, Rohrman was displeased with the way his team played defensively against the Hoosiers. However, he believes if the team can get a few goals against an offensively challenged club like Marquette, it can come away from the match favorably.”We did do some things well going forward [against Indiana], but I was also a little bit concerned with the goals that we gave up,” Rohrman said. “Against Marquette, we just have to be a little smarter in how we play defensively and where we give the ball up. If we do the same things we did offensively last Friday, then we should be OK.”Wisconsin freshman midfielder Kenny Dix believes the team’s goals against Indiana last Friday have given the team the momentum it needs to start scoring more goals and chalking up some more victories.”I think now that we’ve found the net a couple of times, we’ve got a little bit more confidence — we’ll definitely start to score more and win some games,” Dix said.While the Badgers are in the midst of a seven-match losing streak, the Golden Eagles arrive in Madison coming off of a 1-0 victory over UW-Green Bay last Wednesday. The victory for Marquette snapped a three-game losing streak of its own in which it lost to conference opponents No. 13 Connecticut, Notre Dame and Pittsburgh.And while Marquette’s offense has only tallied seven goals this season, its defense has kept the club competitive thus far. Head coach Steve Adlard’s club has allowed only 14 goals this season — six of which came in its loss to No. 13 Connecticut.”[Marquette] hasn’t given away a whole lot of goals this year, with the exception of maybe Connecticut,” Rohrman said. “It’s going to take a great effort on our part to get more than one [goal] by their defense. From what I know about each team, I think it will be a low scoring game. It would be nice to get four or five [goals] in on them, but that would be a surprise to me if we do get that many.”As both Wisconsin and Marquette employ a more defensive style of play, the Badgers feel they will have an offensive edge in tonight’s matchup. After losing to UW-Milwaukee earlier this year, the Wisconsin squad is also feeling the pressure of facing an in-state rival.”It should be a good match,” Dix said. “We know that [Marquette] is a really direct team, so they play into our style very well. It’s also an in-state match, so we’ve definitely got to take it seriously and turn things around and start winning some games.”Since UW hasn’t won in over a month — last defeating Butler 1-0 on Sept. 18 — a victory tonight over Marquette would finally end Wisconsin’s loss streak and would prepare them for a pair of Big Ten matches on the horizon. Rohrman’s club returns to the pitch Sunday, traveling to Ann Arbor, Mich., for a match with the Michigan Wolverines before returning home to face Michigan State next weekend.last_img read more

O’Donnell returns to Munster side after injury

first_imgHe’s fit again after an ankle injury and replaces Jack O’Donoghue for the clash with the French side at Thomond Park.There are two other changes to the province’s starting line-up from the one fielded against Glasgow Warriors last weekend – James Cronin comes in for Dave Kilcoyne at loose-head prop and Ronan O’Mahony takes over from the injured Keith Earls in the backline.Nenagh native Donnacha Ryan retains his position in the second row. A win for the Reds will earn them a home quarter-final but Director of Rugby Rassie Erasmus isn’t taking their opponents for granted despite a comfortable win in Paris two weeks ago.last_img