Carlisle retail: Life in the fast Lanes

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1960s Coorparoo home for sale

first_img544 Cavendish Road, CoorparooThe five-bedroom, three-bathroom home was built to take in some great city views, although the outlook has dramatically changed over the years.“In the 1960s, Brisbane had no high-rises so the family literally watched Brisbane grow up in front of them,” Mr Leisemann said.“It’s been a bird’s eye view of Brisbane’s history.”Also scheduled for auction in Brisbane tomorrow is a renovated post-war home at Brighton, a large brick 1970s home at The Gap, and an original pre-war cottage at Moorooka. 544 Cavendish Road, CoorparooA fireplace, rich architraves, stone feature walls, ornate cornices, and picture rails are just some of the untouched features of the two-storey home which is scheduled to go to auction at 4pm.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home3 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor9 hours agoVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 2:02Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -2:02 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels576p576p480p480p360p360p240p240pAutoA, selectedAudio Trackdefault, 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 Rate1xFullscreenMid century marvel02:03 Related videos 02:03Mid century marvel01:50A walk back in time03:19Billionaire donates architectural gem01:14Thurlow house added to the heritage register01:211960’s time capsule with Hollywood history02:57Hope estateHarcourts M1 Coorparoo’s Conrad Leisemann said the reaction to 544 Cavendish Rd, on the market for the first time, had been amazing.“We had nearly 100 groups of people through in three weeks,” he said.“It’s like a time warp walking through.” 544 Cavendish Road, CoorparooA groovy 1960s property is one of 14 Brisbane homes going under the hammer tomorrow, according to realestate.com.au.The architecturally designed Coorparoo house was designed by the Bell Bros, the company behind the Bell Bros building in Fortitude Valley.last_img read more

Extra space to downsize your life

first_imgMore from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus19 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market19 hours agoIngenia Lifestyle BethaniaIngenia Lifestyle project sales manager Leanne Tate said downsizers could select a home that suits their lifestyle, with a variety of options on offer.“As part of our new stage, we have released a new range of home designs from two-bedroom floor plans, two-bedroom plus study and three-bedroom home designs,” Ms Tate said. “We’ve seen the popularity for our Beech Orchid home design soar over the past few months, with residents making the most of the flexible two-bedroom and study home.“These homes also feature a one-and-a-half garage space – a saving grace for those who need a little extra storage.”Homes in the new release start at $299,000.Since downsizing from their New Farm property, Lynette and Peter Ward have been able to travel for up to eight months at a time knowing that their home was secure. Lynette and Peter Ward have been able to travel for up to eight months at a time knowing that their home was secure.“We downsized into Ingenia Lifestyle Bethania when I was just 48 years old and my husband had not long turned 50. (We) used it as our base while we travelled around Australia,” Mrs Ward said. “It was great downsizing when we did – we were able to be close to family and still have the flexibility to travel. Knowing if we go away for a weekend or longer our home is safe and our neighbours are keeping an eye on it was a major drawcard.”Ingenia Lifestyle Bethania is a land lease community. Buyers can purchase a manufactured home and lease, rather than own, the land, eliminating the need to pay stamp duty. To help seniors transition through the downsizing process, Ingenia Lifestyle Bethania is offering seniors a $10,000 cashback bonus. Find out more at the open day. Refreshments and a light lunch included. Ingenia Lifestyle Bethania.Ingenia Lifestyle will launch its latest home release at Bethania today, with designs suited to downsizers needing extra storage space.The release will coincide with an open day at Ingenia Lifestyle Bethania, which runs from 10am to 2pm.last_img read more

UK regulator to expand scope and powers [updated]

first_imgTPR said it had identified core regulatory risks that would pose “a significant threat to the achievement of our regulatory outcomes”, in order to establish its priorities for the next three years. Charles Counsell, chief executive, TPRThese risks included: the failure or unmanaged exit of a trust-based scheme or its provider; excessive numbers of individuals opting out or not saving into pensions; and pension schemes or their members becoming victims of fraud.Counsell – who took over from Lesley Titcomb as TPR boss at the start of last month – said that with the regulator’s powers now extending to far more schemes than in the past, including smaller schemes, it would engage with them “if they cause us concern”.TPR’s enforcement team would carry out “full investigations into those who wilfully or persistently flout their duties”, he added.In the plan, TPR said it had already been using “a broader range of our powers to deter and punish those who persistently fail to comply” over the past 12 months.“The past year has seen our first prosecution for fraud, our first custodial sentence, and the courts handing down the largest ever fine following a TPR prosecution,” said the regulator’s chairman Mark Boyle.“We have also seen a number of high-profile cases being resolved, including Southern Water agreeing to pay £50m [€57.1m] into its pension scheme under a shortened recovery plan.”TPR confirmed it would continue working with other UK regulators, in particular the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and the Money and Pensions Service, on DB to DC transfers, and that it would be launching a joint review of the “consumer pensions journey” with the FCA.Laura McLaren, partner at Hymans Robertson, said the regulator’s plan served to reaffirm its pledge last year to be “clearer, quicker, tougher”.“A clear sign of its hardening stance comes under the heading of ‘using a broader range of powers’ where the regulator is at pains to demonstrate it has both sharp teeth and well exercised jaws, with examples of where it has taken decisive action,” McLaren said.“With many trustees and sponsors already starting to feel the impact of this shift we believe that increasing clarity and transparency should be welcomed.Recent Hymans Robertson research showed 29% of trustees wanted to see “more clarity on what ‘prudence’ and ‘affordable’ mean”, she added, with 13% “valuing more clarity on when TPR will intervene”.“This greater clarity will in turn help to inform those who are at greater risk of intervention to understand what to expect if the regulator’s jaws come down in their direction,” she said.Further reading‘Clearer, quicker, tougher’: UK regulator sets out three-year plan In last year’s three-year plan, TPR said it would increase its staff and “take action in a broader and more visible way to improve outcomes for retirement savers” UK to consider criminal sanctions against negligent scheme sponsors The UK government last year pledged to grant TPR more powers to fine directors and companies “to tackle irresponsible activities that may cause a material detriment to a pension scheme”This article was updated on 17 May to add comment from Hymans Robertson. The UK’s Pensions Regulator (TPR) has promised to extend its regulatory grip and intervene to ensure defined benefit (DB) schemes are properly funded to meet their liabilities.In its corporate plan for 2019-22 TPR stated that, as part of its more proactive and targeted approach, hundreds more schemes would be contacted in the coming year – including the use of a “rapid response” team to respond more quickly to intelligence about companies or major restructuring plans.The regulator said: “Communications clarifying duties and TPR’s expectations will be sent to DB schemes, newly authorised master trusts, defined contribution (DC) schemes and new employers with auto-enrolment responsibilities.”Charles Counsell, chief executive of TPR, said he recognised the plan was being published at a time of “great change in both the pensions landscape and the way TPR works”, citing the increase in automatic enrolment contributions to 8%, effective from last month, and the new authorisation regime for master trusts.last_img read more

From eyesore to extraordinary, a developer is transforming this Townsville street one house at a time

first_imgThis house is set to be complete in less than six months and is on the market for $779,000.WHAT once was an asbestos ridden eyesore in Townsville’s Belgian Gardens is soon to be a two-storey, Hamptons-style haven. Developer Pam Ellis has been rebuilding Parramatta street one house at a time — earlier this year she completed another one-off home only a few doors down.“Young families are moving into the suburb to take advantage of character homes so close to the CBD and all amenities on The Strand,” Ms Ellis said. “I designed Parramatta House to be filled with kids, love and laughter, while also ensuring plentiful breakout spaces to suit the whole family,” she said. “The large multi-zoned entertaining space downstairs has a seamless flow between indoors and out.” Tropical oasis with heart of green The home is set to be complete in less than six months and is on the market for $779,000.Ellis Developments sales co-ordinator Tammy Bacxynski said she expected the property soon would be snatched up. “We had two families competing for the last Hamptons-style home on this street, even before starting construction on it,” Ms Bacxynski said. “This property won’t stay on the market for long.” BEFORE: What was once an asbestos ridden eyesore in Belgian Gardens is soon to be a two-storey, Hamptons-style haven.MORE NEWS Restored Queenslander snapped up after amazing transformation NEW HOUSE RENDER“The design pulls from a lot of international influence with the American-style barn door and Parisian balconies upstairs. “But the structure of the home is built to suit the North Queensland climate.”The house is ideal for families, being located within the Belgian Gardens school catchment.center_img 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 2020OLD HOUSE Where the most houses are selling in Townsville Combining a practical location with international influence, the four-bedroom home boasts luxury cathedral ceilings and a master suite with its own Parisian-style balcony. “I chose a modern Hamptons theme because I wanted Parramatta House to be complementary to the high-end surrounding Queenslanders in the street, while being a knockout in her own design,” Ms Ellis said. MORE NEWSlast_img read more

Thumbs down for Len Brown – poll

first_imgNZ Herald 20 March 2014Len Brown will find it tough to be re-elected Mayor of Auckland, according to a new Herald-DigiPoll survey.Only 22.7 per cent of the people questioned in this month’s poll said they would vote for Mr Brown in the 2016 elections; 57.7 per cent said they would not. The other 20 per cent said they did not know or did not vote in local body elections.The poll suggests women and the elderly were particularly upset by revelations about his extramarital affair and undeclared hotel stays.However, Mr Brown can take some comfort from the survey, which found 51.6 per cent of respondents believed he could still be an effective advocate of Auckland’s interests for the remainder of this three-year term.When asked if the mayor should have resigned last year after revelations of his misbehaviour, 50.2 per cent said yes and 37.7 per cent said no. A further 12.1 per cent did not know.This is a reversal of the result of a Herald-DigiPoll survey taken a few days after the affair became public last October.http://www.nzherald.co.nz/aucklander/news/article.cfm?c_id=1503378&objectid=11222734last_img read more

LIME’S loud this summer with Rihanna

first_img Tweet 19 Views   no discussions Rihanna performing at a concert in Dallas, Texas last month. Photo credit: BBC NewsRoseau Dominica – July 18, 2011: LIME has upped up the entertainment ante for the summer with its sponsorship of “Rihanna Loud in Barbados” – a partnership between the telecoms company and the Barbados Tourism Authority, which will see the pop superstar performing at the Kensington Oval on August 5. This will be Rihanna’s first performance in the Caribbean in five years.The Rihanna sponsorship is a special part of LIME’s Summer Promotion and customers in participating markets across the region can win VIP tickets to the concert, airfare to Barbados, hotel accommodations, and transportation.“Rihanna’s Caribbean concert is definitely the event of the year because right now she is one of the hottest entertainers on the planet and LIME is extremely proud to present this historic event,” said Grace Silvera, Regional Vice President of Marketing and Corporate Communications.Adrian Elcock, Chairman of the Barbados Tourism Authority said:  “The BTA is extremely excited to have LIME on board as its corporate partner in delivering the Rihanna show to the people of the Caribbean. LIME is the leading, fully-integrated, communications company in the Region and it has consistently and sincerely demonstrated a commitment to promoting high quality entertainment and developing the culture and arts of the Caribbean.“We believe that our partnership with Rihanna, demonstrates Barbados’ support for its global superstar, and we want to showcase her amazing talents, at home in Barbados, to the world. As such we know that LIME would make an excellent partner in helping us to communicate that message to the World.”Within two days of the announcement the organisers sold nearly 25,000 tickets for the event.Participating territories are Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, the Cayman Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Montserrat, St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Lucia, the Turks & Caicos Islands and St. Vincent & the Grenadines. To qualify, LIME customers simply text ‘RIHANNA’ to 5463, purchase a BlackBerry handset from LIME or by signing up for a BlackBerry plan from LIME. The lucky customer will win 2 VIP concert tickets, airfare, accommodation and transportation.The full details of LIME’s offers are available at www.lime.com.“Rihanna Loud in Barbados” is part of a three-year marketing deal the multi-award winning singer has signed with the Barbados Tourism Authority.Press Release Share Sharing is caring!center_img EntertainmentLocalNews LIME’S loud this summer with Rihanna by: – July 19, 2011 Share Sharelast_img read more

Federer undergoes knee surgery, will miss French Open

first_img “My right knee has been bothering me for a little while,” said the world number three who reached the Roland Garros semi-finals last year. Read Also: Tennis: Federer, Nadal play to record crowd in Cape Town “I hoped it would go away, but after an examination and discussion with my team, I decided to have arthroscopic surgery in Switzerland yesterday.” “After the surgery the doctors confirmed that it was the right thing to have done and are very confident of a full recovery. “I can’t wait to be back playing again soon, see you on grass!” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Roger Federer has undergone surgery to resolve a longstanding knee problem and said Thursday he would be out of action until after the French Open. The 20-times grand slam winner revealed on his Facebook account that he underwent surgery in Switzerland on Wednesday and would miss a string of tournaments including the May 24-June 7 French Open. Switzerland’s Roger Federer pictured after beating Spain’s Rafael Nadal during an exhibition match in Cape Town on February 7 “As a result, I will miss Dubai, India Wells, Bogota, Miami and the French Open,” he said. The 38-year-old explained that he had intended to avoid surgery if possible but the knee problem refused to go away.Advertisement Promoted ContentBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeThe Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love With10 Celebrity Dads Who Don’t Get Along With Their Kids6 Extreme Facts About Hurricanes10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?20 Facts That’ll Change Your Perception Of “The Big Bang Theory”8 Most Expensive Mistakes The World Has Ever Made10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By OdeithCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?8 Things That Will Happen If An Asteroid Hits EarthThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s Hystericalcenter_img Loading… last_img read more

US prosecutors spar with Prince Andrew in Epstein probe

first_imgThat offer, though, came with a request that “our co-operation and any interview arrangements would remain confidential,” said the firm Blackfords LLP in London. (AP) LONDON – United States prosecutors and attorneys for Britain’s Prince Andrew sniped at one another across the Atlantic on Monday, each saying the other side was to blame for the duke’s failure to participate in the Jeffrey Epstein sex trafficking probe. Andrew’s lawyers said in a statement that he has offered three times this year to speak with U.S. investigators after being assured that he “is not and has never been a ‘target’ of their criminal investigations into Epstein.”center_img In this file photo dated Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019, Britain’s Prince Andrew delivers a speech during the ASEAN Business and Investment Summit in Nonthaburi, Thailand. APlast_img read more

Injuries no excuse for Kevin De Bruyne as Manchester City try to stay the course

first_img Press Association They all responded to the challenge superbly on Saturday as the Barclays Premier League leaders thrashed Bournemouth 5-1 at the Etihad Stadium. Sterling scored a hat-trick, Bony grabbed the other two and De Bruyne was influential throughout. De Bruyne said: “More people will look at us because we have lost two great players on the attacking front, but I think the other ones are really good players. “Maybe we don’t have the experience of the other ones but I think we are doing really well together and the more games we will get the more we will know each other and hopefully the better we will do. “It is always a blow when you miss them but we need to maintain our level and try to win without them. “It is not an excuse to say at the Etihad we may lose four games because they are not there. If you want to win titles you have to do with the players what you have. Sometimes it is maybe more difficult but you have to try to win these games.” Another player who might have been asked to step up in such circumstances is Samir Nasri but the Frenchman experienced discomfort on his return from a hamstring injury against Bournemouth. The 28-year-old replaced De Bruyne in the 62nd minute but was troubled in the latter stages and only played until the end because City had used all their substitutes. He now looks doubtful for Wednesday’s Champions League clash with Sevilla. Manager Manuel Pellegrini said: “Nasri had a problem with his hamstring. I think it will be very difficult for him (to play Wednesday). “Unfortunately we knew that he was feeling something after we made the third change, but he didn’t run too much. He stayed in the middle so we’ll see in the next day what happens with him.” City’s most established attacking duo were both injured in the recent international break with star striker Aguero set to be out for at least a month and playmaker Silva a fortnight. The pressure to deliver up front has therefore shifted to the likes of De Bruyne, Raheem Sterling and Wilfried Bony – a trio signed for close to a combined £130million over the past year. center_img Kevin de Bruyne accepts there can be no excuses if Manchester City slip up in the absences of Sergio Aguero and David Silva. last_img read more