16 Walker Ave, Teneriffe.A covered pergola precedes the first-floor entry, which leads into an open-plan lounge and dining room adorned in sleek grey tiles that complement white walls and plantation shutters. This space then connects to a study with built-in timber cabinetry, along with a contemporary kitchen featuring a walk-in pantry, an island benchtop, generous cabinetry and high-quality appliances, along with an adjoining meals area. 16 Walker Ave, Teneriffe.“Make no mistake, this property is one of the last of its kind,” Mr Lancashire said. “Whether you choose to move in immediately, renovate this post-war gem or start fresh with a blank canvas, you will always have the benefit of a tranquil, convenient and picturesque neighbourhood.” DETAILS For sale: By negotiationAgent: Matt Lancashire, Ray White New FarmTel: 3254 1022, 0416 476 480 16 Walker Ave, Teneriffe.Nestled on a 1116sq m double block, this residence at 16 Walker Ave, Teneriffe has plenty of development potential.Perched on a hill and surrounded by established gardens, it is close to shopping, dining and entertainment options, with its post-war brick design boasting multiple living areas and a practical layout. 16 Walker Ave, Teneriffe.The bedrooms are both carpeted and include timber blinds, with one also opening to a rear covered patio. Positioned next to a double carport, the patio offers privacy and a serene outlook over the residence’s leafy backyard. Completing the lower level is a spacious storage room.Agent Matt Lancashire said the property offered a rare opportunity for potential buyers to either move in straight away, or build a dream residence in an enviable location. 16 Walker Ave, Teneriffe.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home1 hour agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor7 hours agoOpposite the cooking space is a laundry, while three carpeted bedrooms are located off a hallway to the rear of the house. Two of these bedrooms have built-in wardrobes and are serviced by a bathroom with a spa bath, while the main bedroom has a walk-in wardrobe, an ensuite and access to a rear L-shaped balcony.A staircase near the dining room descends to the lower level of the house, which is self-contained with a large rumpus room with polished timber floors and two kitchenettes, two bedrooms and a bathroom with twin vanities.
Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 8:04Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -8:04 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 Rate1xFullscreenMay 1: Real Estate Market Wrap08:04 Most postcodes in inner to middle Brisbane were now touching unaffordable rents. Picture: Drew Fitzgibbon.BRISBANE renters are handing over a quarter of their income to their landlord, with most inner to middle ring postcodes hitting “unaffordable” levels, new research has found.The latest Rental Affordability Index out today found that dual income couples with children — estimated income $174,000 — were faring best with about a tenth of their spending going to rent with the worst affected being the hard hit segment of jobseekers on Newstart allowances where 100 per cent of their $17,700 would go to landlords if they remained in greater Brisbane. Inner Brisbane has become a no-go zone for many categories of renters. (Picture: AAP Image/Glenn Hunt). RENT AS SHARE OF INCOME: Dual income couple with children ($174,000 P.A., 3 bedroom) Greater Brisbane 12 per cent; Rest of QLD 11 per cent.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus18 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market18 hours ago Single full-time working parent ($87,000 P.A., 2 bedroom) Greater Brisbane 24 per cent; Rest of QLD 19 per cent. Single income couple with children ($87,000 P.A., 3 bedroom) Greater Brisbane 24 per cent; Rest of QLD 22 per cent. Student sharehouse ($75,900 OR $25,300 per student P.A., 3 bedroom) Greater Brisbane 27 per cent; Rest of QLD 24 per cent. Minimum wage couple ($72,300 P.A., 2 bedroom) Greater Brisbane 28 per cent; Rest of QLD 22 per cent. Hospitality worker ($54,500 P.A., 1 bedroom) Greater Brisbane 34 per cent; Rest of QLD 26 per cent. Pensioner couple ($50,000 P.A., 2 bedroom) Greater Brisbane 41 per cent; Rest of QLD 32 per cent. Single part-time worker parent on benefits ($38,700 P.A., 2 bedroom) Greater Brisbane 52 per cent; Rest of QLD 42 per cent. Single pensioner ($27,100 P.A., 1 bedroom) Greater Brisbane 65 per cent; Rest of QLD 54 per cent. Single person on benefits ($17,700 P.A., 1 bedroom) Greater Brisbane 100 per cent; Rest of QLD 82 per cent. (Source: SGS Economics & Planning) Brisbane still had a lot of green “affordable” sections in 2011. (Source: SGS Planning & Economics). Craig Bellamy agrees to Brisbane home contract Would you get frisky in front of your furbaby? Axe murderer’s home sold for millions The RAI research by National Shelter, Community Sector Banking and SGS also found that venturing into the southeast was also a minefield given the biggest affordability shifts outside capital region had come from Maroochydore, Caloundra and the Gold Coast. Those three areas were now considered “moderately to severely unaffordable, even when applying Greater Brisbane incomes”, the research said. Brisbane’s latest RAI spread has gone into the orange. (Source: SGS Planning & Economics).Low earning households were considered to be in housing stress when housing costs were higher than 30 per cent of gross income “affecting a household’s ability to pay for other primary needs”.For rent to be considered “moderately unaffordable” it should take up 25 to 30 per cent of income, while “unaffordable” was 30-38 per cent, “severely unaffordable” 38-60 per cent and “extremely unaffordable” at 60 per cent or more of funds going to landlords.Acceptable rent was considered 20 to 25 per cent of income while affordable rent accounted for 15 per cent or less of household income.
The €4.9bn pension fund PNO Media said that it would stop investing in infrastructure and microfinance, following an assessment of returns versus risks and costs.Although its 2% infrastructure holdings returned 13.2% last year, its 1% microfinance portfolio yielded no more than 1.9%, under-performing the benchmark by 4.1 percentage points, it said in its annual report for 2014.The media scheme posted an overall result of 15.9%, which was boosted by 4.5 percentage points due to its interest hedge.However, the fund said it had lost out even higher returns, as it had reduced its hedging level from 40% to 25% in the belief that interest rates would rise in the mid-term. As a consequence of the adjustment, its funding based on market rates fell from 105.3% to 100.1% during the year. Its new and official policy funding level – the average coverage of the previous 12 months – stood at 101.4%, it said.Last year, the scheme’s board adjusted its strategic asset allocation by reducing the target weighting of credit (-2%), emerging market equity (-1%) and private equity (-1%) in favour of government bonds (+1%), residential mortgages (+1%) and US equity (+2%), while keeping its strategic interest hedge at 40%.PNO Media’s 50.8% fixed income portfolio returned 15.6%, with European AAA government paper generating more than 29%.Residential mortgages and European credit yielded 8.2% and 7.8% respectively, it said.Equity holdings, accounting for over a third of assets, delivered returns of 14.5%, with US stocks producing a 29.5% return. That said, the scheme indicated that it could not fully benefit from the performance of US equity and the rise of the dollar against the euro, as it had hedged 75% of the currency risk.Also mainly thanks to well-performing US markets, the pension fund’s property investments – chiefly in the residential and retail sector, through non-listed funds – returned 5.8%.PNO Media further said that it had decided to increase its investment volume for private equity, as the pay out of maturing projects started exceeding investments. The asset class returned 14.1%The scheme has been investing in private equity in co-operation with SPF Beheer, the asset manager of the €14bn railways scheme SPF, since 2001.The media pension fund made clear that it was looking into the options to widening its scope of pension plans, to encourage small companies with many young staff to join the industry-wide scheme.“We see growth potential in initially charging young workers a lower contribution than our standard average premium, which still would entitle them to a full rights accrual, because of their longer investment horizon,” explained Jeroen van der Put, director of investments at PNO Media.The scheme also said that it had renewed its contract with its provider MPD for an indefinite period, under the condition that MPD would keep on working exclusively for PNO Media. Meanwhile, it has housed its pensions bureau with the provider.“An exclusive relationship will enable the board to keep its focus amidst all changes in legislation and governance,” Van der Put said.PNO Media has 15,235 active participants, 32,655 deferred members and 9,045 pensioners affiliated with 449 employers.
The €1.4bn Nedlloyd Pensioenfonds (NPF) is seeking collaborations with similar-sized schemes in order to drive down costs and further improve its services.NPF, the Dutch pension fund of shipping firm Maersk, wants to continue independently, at least for the time being, said director Frans Dooren.He said NPF had already conducted “exploratory” discussions at board or pension provision level with six pension funds.“We could, for example, jointly look for members of a supervisory board, which is also to become mandatory for company pension funds with assets of more than €1bn,” the director said. Currently, NPF uses a ‘visitation’ committee, which assesses the scheme annually.Other areas for potential collaboration included investment, board support, and actuarial or legal services, the pension fund said.Dooren stressed that NPF was in no hurry to strike deals and therefore didn’t aim at a merger with another scheme or participation in a general pension fund (APF). This is despite the Dutch regulator’s ongoing drive for consolidation among pension funds.“We could easily continue independently for five or 10 years,” he said.The large proportion of pensioners, combined with the scheme’s current funding ratio of 119%, would ensure sufficient solvency following a drop in liabilities, Dooren pointed out.Nedlloyd kicked off the search for collaborators last year, organising a roundtable meeting about co-operation with trustees of 15 pension funds. The meeting was jointly organised with asset manager Robeco, which implements NPF’s innovative individual pension arrangements.Two years ago, the Nedlloyd scheme won wide recognition within the sector for the introduction of a new defined contribution plan, which enables participants to switch from individual DC to the scheme’s collective pension plan at any age. With the new scheme, NPF was ahead of the legal arrangements which allow retiring participants to continue investing part of their pension assets.
Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 2:31Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -2:31 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, 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 Rate1xFullscreenIs it a good time to list?02:31CANNES Waterfront Apartments project, in Surfers Paradise, was named the fastest selling new Gold Coast apartment project in the first quarter of 2020, with 61 of its 96 units sold in a three month sales rush.The Urbis Gold Coast Apartment Essentials Report found 265 new apartments were sold across the Coast between January and March with 41 per cent of sales in the Surfers Paradise catchment. Cannes Waterfront Apartments.The Gold Coast Central Precinct, which takes in Surfers Paradise, Broadbeach, Main Beach, Southport and Labrador, trumped all other precincts for price growth, with new apartments recording a $135,443 increase compared to the average sales price recorded in the fourth quarter of 2019.Sales at Cannes and a further 10 sales at its nearby Catalina project on Chevron Island gave developer Marquee Development Partners a 27 per cent market share of all new apartment sales on the Gold Coast. Cannes Waterfront Apartments.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa7 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag1 day agoBuyer demand has continued during COVID-19, with sales at Cannes since March bringing the project to more than 80 per cent sold, after 70 apartments sold for more than $54 million.Marquee Development Partners CEO Mark Spedding said the success of both Cannes and Catalina was attributed to the right mix of location, apartment product, pricing and amenity.Urbis senior consultant Lynda Campbell said buyers were favouring Surfers Paradise again due to the introduction of boutique high rise projects with larger apartments and premium amenities.Cannes Waterfront Apartments are priced from $564,900 to $2.55 million while apartments in Catalina on Chevron Island are priced from $569,000 to $1,119,900.
The Ukrainian Seaports Authority will continue to invest in the development of its seaports, reported the Head of the USPA, Raivis Veckagans, at the Infrastructure Day of the European Business Association.According to Raivis Veckagans, the recent introduction of martial law in Ukraine did not affect the operational activities of the ports. Work on loading and unloading vessels continues on both the Black Sea and the Azov Seas.He also added that the current situation, of course, affects the cost of goods transportation from the Ukrainian ports on the Azov Sea.“The USPA, in turn, continues to invest in the development of these ports. By the end of next year, we plan to bring the depths in the ports of Berdiansk and Mariupol to the passport depths,” said Raivis Veckagans.He continued by saying that one more dredger will be transferred to the site as soon as the repairs are complete.“In Mariupol, the investment project on the reconstruction of the berth No. 4 and the construction of a new grain terminal in conjunction with SE «Mariupol Commercial Sea Port» is continuing,” added Raivis Veckagans.Implementation of this project, in which the USPA has already invested more than UAH 50 million, will increase the capacity of the terminal up to 1.5 million tons per year.
Batesville, In. — Influential Batesville businessman Ronald Fledderman has passed away, he was 78.Mr. Fledderman studied metallurgy and ultimately became the CEO of P & W Tool in Cincinnati. In that post sales increased 700 percent. In 1978 he founded Batesville Tool & Die. He retired from the day-to-day operations in 1987 and retired as chairman of the board in 2003. He also served as director for First Bank & Trust, a director of Fifth Third Bank of Southeastern Indiana and a director and former board President of New Horizons Rehabilitation.He is survived by his wife, five children, two sisters, 12 grandchildren and six great grandchildren.Visitation is Friday, October 20th, from 4 – 7 p.m. at the Weigel Funeral Home. Funeral services are 10 a.m. Saturday, October 21st at St. Louis Church with Rev. Stan Pondo officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. In lieu of flowers and gifts the family requests memorials to Margaret Mary Health Foundation Hospice or New Horizons Rehabilitation.
By David Smith Jr.OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. (April 14) – Saturday’s Sprint Series of Oklahoma presented by Smiley’s Racing Products/Hoosier Racing Tires Southwest event at Lawton Speedway was canceled due to blustery weather conditions.Both IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car series and track officials are working on a possible makeup date.The next SSO event will take place Friday, April 20 at Southern Oklahoma Speedway in Ardmore.
Courtesy of AquaTrojans Coach Brandon Loveless. Go AquaTrojans!! EC Boys 346Richmond 311Blackford 213Connersville 170Hagerstown 102Centerville 81Seton Catholic 2 Invitational winners include:Girls 200 Medley Relay (Hall, Hafertepen, Hall, Walters)Boys 200 Medley Relay (Weber, Krider, Ketcham, Badinghaus)200 Free – Ray Krider200 IM – Kyra Hall200 IM – Jackson Ketcham50 Free – Nick Weber1 meter diving – John Crawley100 Butterfly – Mackenzie Schantz100 Butterfly – Jackson Ketcham100 Free – Kyra Hall100 Free – Nick Weber100 Back – Tara Hall100 Breast – Emily HafertepenGirls 400 Free Relay (Schantz, Weber, Hall, Hall)Boys 400 Free Relay (Weber Badinghaus, Krider, Ketcham) The AquaTrojans were victorious at the Connersville Invitational on Friday and Saturday, Dec 20-21. The scores were: EC next travels again to Connersville but this time to compete for the Conference Championship on January 10 – 11. EC Girls 375Hagerstown 226Centerville 172Richmond 160Connersville 156Blackford 102Seton Catholic 41
Wigan midfielder James McCarthy was conspicuous by his absence after being allowed to delay his arrival until Tuesday as Everton are poised to step up their interest in him on the final day of the summer transfer window. Skipper Robbie Keane and defender Darren O’Dea were due to land in Dublin later on Monday as they headed across the Atlantic once again to join up with their team-mates. Press Association Ireland defender Marc Wilson is a slight doubt for the World Cup qualifier against Sweden because of an ankle injury. However, manager Giovanni Trapattoni is hopeful the player will be fit for Friday’s game at the Aviva Stadium after a scan revealed no lasting damage. Wilson rested as his team-mates began preparations in Malahide on Monday morning, with QPR defender Richard Dunne nursing himself through the after-effects of his club exertions at the weekend.