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Prodigal Son Extends Off-Broadway

first_img Related Shows Robert Sean Leonard & Timothee Chalamet in ‘Prodigal Son’ (Photo: Joan Marcus) The world premiere of John Patrick Shanley’s Prodigal Son is extending its off-Broadway engagement. The play, which is currently in previews and opens officially on February 9 at New York City Center—Stage I, will now play through March 27 instead of the previously announced March 20. The Manhattan Theatre Club production stars Tony winner Robert Sean Leonard, Homeland’s Timothée Chalamet and Chris McGarry.The play follows a 17-year-old boy (Chalamet) from the Bronx who transfers to a private school in New Hampshire. Though violent and alienated, he’s clearly gifted. Two faculty members (Leonard and McGarry) are at odds as they navigate through the student’s intelligence and loneliness.The show, directed by Shanley, also features off-Broadway alum Annika Boras and David Potters in his New York stage debut. View Commentscenter_img Prodigal Son Show Closed This production ended its run on March 27, 2016last_img read more

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UGA Bioconverting Waste

first_imgBioconversion is a big word for a simple idea. Mostly, it’s composting.And University of Georgiascientists are using it to eliminate waste problems.Simply put, bioconversion is turning materials that can be toxic tothe environment into safe,value-added products. It’s the wave of the future as more and morelandfills fill up and close.At the UGA Bioconversion Research and Demonstration Facility in Athens,considered by wastemanagement experts to be one of the best in the nation, researchersstudy how to handle waste.”We’re taking the university’s waste products, from animal bedding inthe barns to leaves andgrass clippings, and composting them,” said WayneMcLaurin, an Extension Servicehorticulturist with the UGA Collegeof Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.”The composted product is then put back into the university landscapeas mulch and soilamendments,” he said.But the university is just one of Georgia’s waste producers.”For example, Georgia food processors produce millions of tons of by-productsand waste everyyear,” McLaurin said. “Getting rid of all that waste is a big economicburden for industry.”The state is urging a 25 percent reduction in solid waste going to landfillsover the next two years.The bioconversion research focuses on trimming waste volume, creatingalternative products,ÿ preventing groundwater pollution, developingsoil amendments, using hard-to-convert compounds and minimizing odors.The new facility is a cooperative effort between the CAES and GeorgiaTech.The seven-acre facility has four acres of windrow composting, completewith viewing windows toview the layers of compost. It also has, among other things, enzymedigestion tanks for compostingchicken carcasses from poultry farms.Right now, the windrow composting includes four piles eight feet high,10 feet wide and morethan 200 feet long. Each stack reaches about 140 degrees inside. Andeach has to be turned once amonth to incorporate all the material.”When you compost, the original mass is reduced by 70 percent in thebreakdown,” McLaurinsaid. “It’s great to have the compost in this kind of facility. Peoplecan see the stages the compost is in, the process it goes through and theways we use it to make the university grounds beautiful.””This project allows us to use all our waste,” McLaurin said. “It saveslandfill space and saves allour dumping fees. It makes a usable product out of a waste product.And we’re helping naturerecycle.”Twice a year, the UGA scientists offer training in waste managementand composting for city sitemanagers, landfill compost operators and workers from private operations.”During these trainings, we offer hands-on experience in all the phasesof composting,” McLaurinsaid. “We’re able to discuss the biological process, the materialsyou can use, the chemical processand the application of it, and all the University-generated materialswe’re working with.”The next compost training will be in March. To learn more about it,contact your county extensionagent.last_img read more

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Operation Martillo: US$10 million worth of marijuana seized

first_img SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic – Great Britain’s Royal Navy seized an estimated US$10 million worth of marijuana from the high seas of the Caribbean on Sept. 12, marking another interdiction as part of the regional, U.S.-led counter-narcotics mission Operation Martillo. The seizure of 1,276 kilograms of marijuana came after a Royal Navy ship, carrying a U.S. law enforcement detachment, spotted a small fishing vessel in the central Caribbean, near Jamaica. As the Royal Navy Wave Knight ship approached the vessel, suspected drug traffickers began throwing bales overboard. In a prepared statement, the Royal Navy said narco-traffickers weighted the bales in an attempt to sink them. Authorities recovered 55 bales before they sank. Seven suspected drug traffickers were detained in the operation and their names weren’t disclosed. The fishing vessel was turned over to Jamaican authorities, according to the Royal Navy. For the Wave Knight, a fleet tanker deployed in the Caribbean along with another Royal Navy ship, the HMS Lancaster, the seizure added to the one metric ton of narcotics it already has confiscated. British officials highlighted the seizure as part of its efforts to cut drug trafficking in the Caribbean, a corridor that is increasingly being used to send drugs to Europe. “This drugs bust follows recent successful interdiction and deterrence operations by the HMS Lancaster and HMS Argyll in the Caribbean, which all contribute to ensuring illegal drugs do not reach our streets,” British Defense Secretary Philip Hammond said in a prepared statement. “The work of the Royal Navy across the globe and in particular in the Caribbean on counter-narcotics operations is vital to protecting us here at home.” The Sept. 12 seizure was also another success for Operation Martillo, which strives to cut trafficking of illicit drugs to Central America through the Caribbean and eastern Pacific. The initiative, led by the U.S. Joint Interagency Task Force South, includes Canada, Belize, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, France, Great Britain, Guatemala, Honduras, the Netherlands, Nicaragua, Panama and Spain. Since being launched in January 2012 through the first half of 2013, the operation has seized 207,740 kilograms of cocaine and 37,937 kilograms of marijuana, and arrested 472 suspects. “Once again the joint multi-agency approach to counter narcotic operations has resulted in another successful takedown,” Capt. Chris Clarke, the commanding officer of the Wave Knight, said. Last month, the British Royal Navy captured 680 kilograms of pure cocaine from a go-fast boat in the Caribbean after U.S. officials spotted the suspicious vessel off the coast of Puerto Rico. In that bust, officials seized 22 bales of cocaine – with a street value of about US$156 million – and detained the vessel’s three-member crew. [Infosurhoy.com (Dominican Republic), 19/09/2013; Royal Navy (Great Britain), 12/09/2013] By Dialogo September 20, 2013last_img read more

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Dancing in the Streets, and a Parking Lot, for Joe Biden

first_imgPeople have not historically hustled to spontaneous outdoor dance parties for Joe Biden.They have not clanged spoons against frying pans in celebration for him, formed triumphant honk-parades along Fifth Avenue for him, made Champagne toasts with strangers in his honor through chants and tears.- Advertisement – During the campaign, Mr. Biden’s team strained to create a mini-cult of personality around him, bragging on his signature accessory (aviators), his signature vice (ice cream), his interest in muscle cars.“Ridin’ With Biden,” went one slogan that kinda-sorta caught on.While most of the impromptu gatherings this weekend came in places unaccustomed to Biden-associated revelry — with rollicking bashes from Los Angeles to Washington to most any city in between, cheering Mr. Biden and his running mate, Kamala Harris — there was at least one ZIP code for which the embrace was more culmination than novelty.On Saturday, hundreds of cars jammed into a parking lot outside an events center in Wilmington, Del., ferrying in Mr. Biden’s friends and fans from the state he represented for 36 years in the Senate for a somewhat socially distanced drive-in rally. They sat on the roofs of their vehicles and played cornhole as they waited. They lugged around oversize American flags and kibitzed in lawn chairs and balanced Champagne flutes on top of their cars. They were proud, they said, of their state’s most famous resident.Carrie Casey, 49, said she had come in part to bask in “the utter excitement of a Delaware almost-native winning the presidency, as well as the first female and woman of color vice president.”She had turned out a few days earlier — the original Election Day, on Tuesday — for what was supposed to have been a victory party. Instead, with the outcome uncertain, Mr. Biden gave only brief remarks about trusting the process. Some of his supporters left deflated and on edge.Mr. Biden’s team had a few more false starts this past week as the counting of votes continued. Early Friday, his campaign was advising that he would give a major prime-time speech by evening, as a crowd began to congregate outside a security barrier. He had planned to make use of the elaborate, flag-studded setup that has remained on display all week. “Best birthday in the world!” she said, several hours before the sky would light up with the words “Biden” and “president elect.” “Never forget this birthday. Unity. Bring us back together. No division.”Nearby, a cluster of Delawareans stood together wearing T-shirts indicating their past lives as Iowa volunteers for Mr. Biden, a reminder of the dark, icy days he spent in a state that rejected him in his 2008 run and again in 2020.“We were a little nervous at that point,” admitted Patti McKelvey, 53, a Pilates and yoga teacher from Wilmington. “But we were still 100 percent backing Joe.”State Representative Krista Griffith — “I’m Joe Biden’s state representative,” she noted — also made the trek to Iowa. This, she suggested, was more fun.“We all know him,” she said on Saturday. “We just can’t wait for the rest of the country to experience that.”Katie Glueck reported from Wilmington, Del. “BIDEN!” his supporters shouted outside Manhattan’s Washington Square Park on Saturday, the call echoing from apartment windows and taxis and sidewalk restaurant tables. “JOE BIDEN!”Joe Biden. That Joe Biden — institutionalist 70-something, incorrigible square, inexhaustible reciter of Irish poetry.But then, it seems that defeating President Trump can do strange things for a man’s reputation.- Advertisement – Updated Nov. 8, 2020, 12:07 a.m. ET This is someone who does not drink, who does not smoke, who once scolded friends at his own bachelor party for growing too rowdy. Mr. Biden, of course, has not generally been Washington’s leading purveyor of cool. That will not necessarily change over the long term. It is likely that gushing Democratic affection would have awaited anyone who managed to beat Mr. Trump.And yet, this is the person who did it.If the last two commanders-in-chief have been phenomenon candidates who became phenomenon presidents, Mr. Biden would appear to be ending the trend, comfortable instead with the identity that helped elect him: the man to rein things in a bit, to lower the collective volume before the neighbors complain. – Advertisement – In Mr. Biden’s first hours as president-elect on Saturday, many voters who have appraised him through the decades as a particular kind of capital veteran — prone to perpetual windiness, requests for a “point of personal privilege” in casual conversation and digressions about dead senators — appeared ready to greet him as a sort of conquering hero. “Winners write history,” said Amanda Litman, a former aide to Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign and the executive director of Run for Something, a group encouraging Democrats to seek local office. “I think he definitely gets bonus points for doing what no one thought was possible, even when we hoped it was.”Ms. Litman said she had spent the day walking miles across Brooklyn, sobbing in the street and encountering an intersection dance-a-thon, set to “Shout” by the Isley Brothers, that felt airlifted from a wedding reception.- Advertisement – In his own speech, Mr. Biden was quintessentially himself. After jogging onstage to a chorus of car honks, he began with a nod to the fine people of Delaware (“the people who brought me to the dance!”) and then decided to name a few, shouting out assorted local dignitaries like a city council candidate.He quoted relatives and welcomed Ms. Harris and her husband to the Biden family, “like it or not.”He tried to empathize with Trump voters, noting that he had “lost a couple times myself” in his political day. He acknowledged the present national gravity. He projected humility. He smiled a little.It had been a long campaign — three, actually, for the presidency alone in his lifetime. He looked out on guests who had seen him lose as often as they’d seen him win.This time around, the mood was purely festive — so much so that Maureen Whilby had decided to celebrate her 55th birthday on-site, where the fireworks and confetti blasts might as well have been for her, too. “I was here Tuesday night, and it was, like, very stressful,” Ms. Casey said. “To wake up in the morning and there still be hope, and the next day and the next day, and being patient — and to be here right now is absolutely incredible.” As the sun set in Wilmington on Friday, teleprompters were ready, “Biden Harris” flashed on big screens, and onlookers convened in an increasingly chilly parking lot nearby, hoping to catch a glimpse of a president-elect. But with Pennsylvania, and the race, still officially uncalled, they would have to wait another day.last_img read more

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Airbus closes China plant due to coronavirus

first_imgTianjin is a port city 150 kilometres (93 miles) from Beijing. Airbus did not indicate when the centre might reopen. “Airbus is constantly evaluating the situation and monitoring any potential knock-on effects to production and deliveries and will try to mitigate via alternative plans where necessary,” the company said in a statement.More than 20 countries have confirmed cases of the virus, which has infected more than 24,000 people in mainland China.The outbreak has prompted the World Health Organization to declare a global health emergency, several governments to impose travel restrictions, and airlines to suspend flights to and from China.Topics : Airbus has closed its aircraft production facility in Tianjin outside the Chinese capital Beijing due to the latest coronavirus outbreak, the aviation giant said Wednesday.”China domestic and worldwide travel restrictions are posing some logistical challenges. The Tianjin Final Assembly Line facility is currently closed,” Airbus said in a statement.The Tianjin facility, the first of its kind for Airbus outside Europe, is a completion centre for single aisle A320 aircraft and can also handle the larger A330.last_img read more

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Australia tightens restrictions as COVID-19 cases top 10,000

first_imgSouth Australia cancelled plans to reopen its border to New South Wales on July 20, while Queensland introduced a mandatory two-week quarantine for people who have visited two areas in Sydney’s western suburbs.”Our primary responsibility in South Australia is to the health, safety and welfare of all South Australians,” Premier Steven Marshall told reporters in Adelaide.Australia’s Northern Territory said it will decide on Wednesday whether to allow anyone from New South Wales to enter when its domestic borders reopen later this week.New South Wales, which has seen several dozen cases linked to the outbreak in Victoria, said pubs will now be limited to no more than 300 people, responding to an outbreak centered at a large hotel in southwestern Sydney.Authorities believe 600 people visited the Crossroads Hotel on July 3, when the outbreak is believed to have begun.”Indoor activity, where people aren’t seated is a huge health risk. It increases the chance of transmission,” state Premier Gladys Berejiklian told reporters. Topics : Active cases in the state rose to nearly 2,000 after another 270 infections were detected in the past 24 hours, authorities said, taking Australia’s total number of cases to about 10,000.Australia’s death toll hit 110 on Tuesday after two people in their 80s died from the virus in Victoria.”We haven’t turned the corner yet. I hope to see that this week, but there are no guarantees,” Brett Sutton, Victoria’s Chief Medical Officer told reporters in Melbourne.Australia avoided the high COVID-19 casualty numbers of other nations with swift and strict measures, but a spike in community-transmitted cases in Victoria and a rise in new cases in New South Wales has worried other states. Australian states on Tuesday tightened restrictions on movement as authorities struggle to contain a fresh outbreak of COVID-19 in the country’s southeast that has pushed the national tally of cases beyond 10,000.With growing fears of a second coronavirus wave nationally, two states extended border restrictions and Australia’s most populous state imposed limits on the number of people allowed in large pubs.The changes come as scores of new cases were uncovered in Victoria, the country’s COVID-19 hotspot, despite a return to lockdown last week for nearly 5 million people in state capital Melbourne.last_img read more

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Affordable block sizes provide plenty of appeal

first_img596 Beams Rd, CarseldineThis renovated home in Carseldine has sold for $570,000.Marketing agent Joshua Waters of LJ Hooker, Aspley, said 596 Beams Rd, Carseldine was a popular property on the market. The home at 596 Beams Rd, Carseldine“We had huge interest in the home,” Mr Waters said.More from newsNew apartments released at idyllic retirement community Samford Grove Presented by Parks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus21 hours ago“There were multiple offers, but in the end it went to a young couple buying their first home.”Mr Waters said buyers were attracted to the home due to its large 838sq m land size and dual living potential.“The outdoor entertaining area also got a lot of attention,” he said.The home has five bedrooms, two bathrooms, an in-ground pool, two kitchens and a two-car garage. The home at 596 Beams Rd, CarseldineMr Waters said the market in Carseldine was steady.“It’s tracking well,” he said.“We’re getting inquiries from a lot of first-home buyers, investors and downsizers.”Mr Waters said that first-home buyers were particularly interested in the Carseldine pocket.“It’s appealing for a number of reasons,” Mr Waters said. “It’s close to services and amenities, good-quality schools and the block sizes are very generous and affordable.”last_img read more

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Early trustee engagement ‘essential’ before company mergers

first_imgUK trustees must be part of any discussion surrounding the sale of a sponsor company if it is to succeed, White & Case has urged.The law firm warned that “due consideration” must be paid to any concerns raised by the trustees of defined benefit (DB) funds, noting the increasing perception that a trustee board can “hinder” any deals.In a report drafted with consultancy Barnett Waddingham, it said early engagement was “essential”, as were any meaningful discussions about how a transaction could improve the future prospects of both the company and the fund.“If the investor is looking to make changes to the plan, it must carry out an open and transparent consultation, which should be a genuine consultation and not merely a fait accompli,” it added. The report stressed the importance of the consultation process in light of a High Court case involving changes to the UK’s IBM pension scheme, which sought to close to future accrual but was challenged due to “reasonable expectations” that earlier restructurings would prevent its closure.“It is important for an employer,” the report added, “to appreciate that the IBM case was fact-specific and that, by following the approach suggested above, an employer should not be afraid to push back in negotiations with trustees when the concept of ‘reasonable expectations’ is raised.”Greater transparency is now required when companies bid for rivals, after a 2013 change that required any bid to include mention of the new owner’s intention for any DB fund associated with the firm.The changes were proposed by the Takeover Panel in 2012.last_img read more

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UK pensions watchdog to clamp down on ‘excessive’ dividends

first_imgSir Steve Webb“One of the most striking features of the new statement is the tougher language around companies paying large dividends when their pension scheme is in significant deficit. Pension scheme members are understandably concerned when their pension scheme is well short of the money needed to pay their pensions if they see large amounts of money going out of the business in dividends. While there is nothing wrong in companies paying dividends, it is good to see the regulator putting greater pressure on firms to make sure that sorting out the hole in the pension scheme gets the attention it deserves.”– Sir Steve Webb, director of policy at Royal London TPR has been scrutinising dividend payments and scheme funding arrangements as part of its ‘clearer, quicker, tougher’ approach to regulation, rolled out last year after severe criticism from politicians in the wake of the high-profile collapses of BHS and Carillion.The regulator also urged schemes to set out more specific long-term goals for improving funding and securing member benefits – one of the main elements of the government’s reform proposals, currently under consultation.David Fairs, TPR’s executive director of regulatory policy, analysis and advice, said: “In order to support schemes we are setting out what we expect trustees and sponsoring employers to consider on funding, investment and covenant.“The annual funding statement will help them think about the risks facing their scheme, to consider what levels of risk are acceptable and how to mitigate risks where appropriate.“Trustees have fed back to us that they find this clarity helpful in negotiating good outcomes for members and avoiding interventions and action from TPR.“We have taken a tough stance on schemes that have not been treated fairly and will continue this approach where members’ benefits are under pressure.”‘Covenant leakage’TPR said it was “concerned” about the imbalance between payments to company pension schemes and dividends paid to shareholders, as well as other forms of “covenant leakage”.“Recent corporate failures have highlighted the risk of long recovery plans while payments to shareholders are excessive relative to deficit recovery contributions,” the regulator said.TPR has already contacted a number of schemes that were at risk of losing out relative to shareholders, quizzing them on funding approaches and negotiations with sponsoring employers. It indicated that it would continue to make such interventions at a greater number of schemes “where we do not believe that their valuations reflect an equitable position relative to other stakeholders”.The regulator also vowed to engage with a number of schemes this year if recovery periods were considered to be “unacceptably long”, and warned trustee boards to expect communications in the coming months.“While some trustees may not consider their current recovery plan to be long, we will be looking at both the maturity and the covenant of the employer in forming a view on what we consider to be an acceptable recovery plan length,” TPR said.Consultancy firm Hymans Robertson estimated that one in five FTSE 350 companies with DB schemes were at risk of intervention from TPR.The full annual funding statement is available on the regulator’s website.The industry responds Dan Mikulskis, LCP“For weaker sponsors, there is always going to be a very difficult balance to be struck between the interests of pensioners and the ongoing solvency of the company. It is a hard area to regulate but we believe it is important to recognise that in many cases pension scheme trustees are a key stakeholder in the ongoing company, and should be recognised as such – the expectations suggested by the regulator around dividend payments help to achieve this.”– Dan Mikulskis, partner at LCP“Given the desire to strengthen DB pensions funding, the regulator’s robust stance makes perfect sense. It is challenging employers to fund pension schemes ahead of paying shareholders. But it will create challenges for business, and some employers may be surprised by how much the ground is shifting. Many companies will need to give a higher priority to pensions funding and risk management than they do today and some will come under pressure to either increase pension contributions or cut dividends.”– Mike Smedley, pensions partner at KPMG“Businesses with pension scheme valuations this year will be under considerable pressure to pay higher contributions to their pension scheme. This will be incredibly unwelcome for those who are wrestling with tough trading conditions or Brexit-related uncertainty. If businesses are struggling, TPR will be highly likely to intervene to put the interests of pensioners ahead of investors… All trustees are going to have to work harder to demonstrate to TPR that the risks they are running can be supported by the business their scheme relies on.”– Patrick Bloomfield, partner at Hymans Robertson Jenny Condron, Association of Consulting Actuaries“Sponsors, trustees and their advisers need to be assured that the changing approach will not herald an overly inflexible one and that the regulator will remain proportionate in using its powers, particularly those situations where employers are engaged in corporate restructuring – often with the specific aim of enhancing the organisation’s future prospects and therefore the covenant supporting the pension scheme.”– Jenny Condron, chair of the Association of Consulting Actuaries The UK’s Pensions Regulator (TPR) is to visit more defined benefit (DB) schemes and make more interventions as part of a “robust” new approach to supervising the sector.In its annual funding statement, published this morning, TPR stated that it would take a much firmer stance on the ratio of dividend payments to DB scheme contributions.Weaker employers should pay more into their schemes than to shareholders, TPR said, while companies that were unable to support their schemes should not be paying dividends at all.If a company paid dividends greater than the amount paid to its pension scheme, the regulator said it would “expect a strong funding target” and a short deficit recovery period.last_img read more

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Designed to reduce ongoing costs and increase entertaining space

first_imgNEW DEVELOPMENT: Construction has started on one of Coorparoo’s newest townhouse developments — Kirkland Residences.Promoting an independent lifestyle, developer Tom Gray’s latest Coorparoo project, Kirkland Residences, has been designed to reduce ongoing costs and maintenance. He said the design intent was to create large townhouse residences that delivered a real house alternative in a blue-chip location. ”Each individual residence has been designed to maximise the individual lot and create privacy,” he said.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“No two residences are the same, in terms of the floor plan and exclusive use area package.“Provision for lifts to enable the extension of transition from downsizing well into retirement.” He said other features included side-by-side, double garaging and an extensive “home-sized” kitchen. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:30Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:30 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p288p288p180p180pAutoA, 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 Rate1xFullscreen3 steps to creating a duplex01:30 Kirkland Residences is closely located to Coorparoo Square, which has a Dendy Cinema, ALDI and extensive dining precinct. Plus there are supermarkets, the eastern busway, with easy access to the University of Queensland, as well as a range of private and state schools.Construction has started with completion anticipated in December, with residents moving in at this time. Brisbane home values keep rising >>FOLLOW EMILY BLACK ON FACEBOOK<< Cornerstone Living’s next phase Completion is anticipated for December 2019, with residents moving in at this time.Mr Lawrence said there had already been an overwhelming demand from owner residents.“(It’s) very popular with the downsizer, as they’re not sacrificing the comforts of the family home to move to an easy maintenance home,” he said. “Several designs feature either butler’s pantry or a second living space.“Kirkland has also be popular with first home buying professional couples wanting to maximise their lifestyle in an easy to maintain property.” LNP star keeps foot in old electorate The design intent was to create generous-sized townhouses as a real house alternative in a blue chip location.“This also reduces the ongoing body corporate levies, from only $35 a week, required to maintain communal spaces — important to downsizers transitioning from a family home.”Mr Lawrence said the developer was responsible for many townhouse projects throughout Brisbane’s inner eastern suburbs since his first project in Rutland St, Coorparoo, in 2012.“He (Tom Gray) has completed six projects since then from Morningside to Mount Gravatt East,” he said.“Tom has continued to recognise the market demand over the past six years in Brisbane’s inner east for well designed townhouses that will appeal to owner-occupiers, especially first home buyers, professional couples and singles and downsizers.” RELATED: MORE: Marketing agent, Position Property principal Richard Lawrence, said the project was intentionally designed without communal facilities.“Each individual residence has been created to ensure leisure and entertaining space is maximised and independent,” he said.last_img read more

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