Remarkable new-look home tipped to sell under the hammer amid enormous market interest

first_img11 Curlewis Cl, Brinsmead, in 2017A SAVVY Cairns couple has transformed a tired Brinsmead home into one of the suburb’s real estate gems.Perfect planning was the key for Chris and Beth Borzi, who held bold plans for the four-bedroom Curlewis Cl property they bought in 2012.“We have done renovations in the past and saw the potential here straight away,” said Mr Borzi, co-owner of Cairns airconditioning and electrical business Airfirst. “We knew what we had to work with … the place had really solid bones.” Now, five years later, the home barely resembles its former self on the back of a comprehensive renovation that covered virtually every corner of the property.Rather than attempting to do the bulk of the work themselves, Mr Borzi said they decided to rely on a host of professionals.“You need to work closely with tradespeople while also getting along with them,” he said. “And the other thing is planning … it’s important to think long and hard about what you want to do.”A state-of-the-art kitchen and dining room flows seamlessly into the outdoor area, adjacent to a heated in-ground swimming pool. More from newsCairns home ticks popular internet search terms3 days agoTen auction results from ‘active’ weekend in Cairns3 days agoThe same home about five years agoA children’s playground is the centrepiece of the landscaped backyard.Other features include ample storage, security screens, a solar hot water system and airconditioned garage.The renovations were completed while Mr and Mrs Borzi were raising their two children, now aged eight and six.“We basically turned the place into a large family entertainer … we built it so that plenty of people could come around,” Mr Borzi said.The property at 11 Curlewis Cl is being auctioned at 11am today, with interest expected to be strong.Selling agent Nadine Edwards of LJ Hooker Cairns Edge Hill said almost 100 groups had inspected the home over the past three weeks.“This is something that people can move into seamlessly, making it an even more attractive proposition,” she said. “In these older suburbs, there are many homes that were built in the 1980s and could use a modern update. This home ticks all the boxes.”The property is open for inspection from 10.30am today, with the auction being held at 11am.last_img read more

IMO Working Group Moves Forward to Help Reduce GHG Emissions

first_imgThe IMO Intersessional Working Group on Reduction of GHG Emissions from Ships agreed last week to establish a dedicated workstream for the development of lifecycle greenhouse gas/carbon intensity guidelines for all relevant types of fuels.As explained, the move comes in an effort for the International Maritime Organization to encourage the uptake of alternative low- and zero-carbon fuels in the shipping sector.Specifically, the guidelines could include biofuels, electro-/synthetic fuels such as hydrogen or ammonia, as well as other types of fuel.Many participants to the intersessional meeting highlighted the importance of undertaking this work as soon as possible, in order to pave the way for the decarbonization of the shipping industry.The working group also agreed the draft text of a Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) resolution which would urge Member States to develop and update a voluntary National Action Plan (NAP) with a view to contributing to reducing GHG emissions from international shipping.The resolution would invite Member States to elaborate those arrangements that they put in place or plan to do so to support emission reduction from ships, in accordance with their national conditions. It would also encourage those states which had already adopted national action plans to share their experiences with the IMO.The draft resolution will be submitted to the next MEPC session with a view to its adoption, according to the IMO.Candidate measures to further reduce GHG emissionsThe IMO has already adopted mandatory technical and operational measures to improve the energy efficiency of ships and reduce GHG emissions, including the energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI) for new ships and the Ship Energy Efficiency Management Plan (SEEMP) for all ships of 400 GT and above.The initial strategy lists a number of candidate measures that could also be considered to further reduce emissions and help achieve the targets in the strategy, in particular 40% reduction of carbon intensity from shipping by 2030. Short-term measures could be measures finalized and agreed by the committee between 2018 and 2023. A procedure for assessing the measures’ impact on states has been approved, the IMO said.During the working group session, a number of proposals were discussed. They fell into two goal-based approaches, a technical approach and an operational one.Proposals for a technical approach included an Energy Efficiency Existing Ship Index (EEXI), which could require ships to meet set energy efficiency requirements after the measure taking effect. Other technical proposals relate to mandatory power limitation on ships.Operational approaches would include focusing on strengthening the ship energy efficiency management plan, as required in SEEMP. This includes proposals for mandatory carbon intensity reduction targets. Operational proposals also include measures to optimize speed for the voyage. Proposals to limit ship speed were also discussed.As informed, there was general agreement in the group that a mandatory goal-based approach for both the technical and operational approaches would provide the needed flexibility and incentive for innovation.The group agreed that the technical and operational approaches should be further developed in parallel, with informal coordination before the next intersessional meeting.The sixth session of the Intersessional Working Group on Reduction of GHG Emissions from Ships met on November 11-15 at IMO Headquarters in London, United Kingdom. It was attended by nearly 400 representatives from nearly 70 Member States, as well as from the UNFCCC, the European Commission, the League of Arab States and around 30 non-governmental organizations.The seventh intersessional meeting will be held on March 23-27, 2020.last_img read more

Adjustment dials must be disabled, sealed on Crane ignition boxes in 2017

first_imgVINTON, Iowa – IMCA will require four ignition boxes available from Crane Ignition to have adjustment dials disabled and permanently sealed when used in sanctioned Modified, Late Model or Stock Car competition in 2017.Those ignition boxes are:Crane HI-6RC ignition part number 6000-6700;Crane HI-6N Oval track ignition part number 6000-6410 (Weatherpak Plug);Crane HI-6N Oval track ignition, part number 6000-6412 (Deutsch Plug);and Crane HI-6RN oval track ignition, part number 6000-6750 (Digital).“These ignition boxes all have adjustable RPM limits and, as a result, an issue that allows them to operate at a different RPM limit than what the box is physically set with the adjustment dials,” explained Dave Brenn, IMCA’s executive director of competition. “For 2017, these existing Crane ignition boxes will still be allowed but must have the adjustment dials disabled and permanently sealed, effectively making the box operate as a preset RPM limited box.”“After choosing the desired RPM limit, the box must have a cover plate permanently sealed with an epoxy-type adhesive over the dials,” he continued. “Silicone or other non-permanent adhesives will not be allowed.  Failure to seal these ignition boxes will result in an immediate disqualification when used in any IMCA event.”On Dec 31, 2017, all four products will be removed from IMCA’s approved ignition list.last_img read more

Football News Confident Real Kashmir face Churchill Brothers in first home game

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Football News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Srinagar: India’s top football competition will make its debut in the Valley on Tuesday when a confident Real Kashmir, who made this possible, host Churchill Brothers in their maiden home game of the I-League.Real Kashmir got their campaign off to a dream start, stunning defending champions Minerva Punjab FC in their first-ever game in the country’s top-flight.The match will be played at the TRC turf ground.In their opener, Real Kashmir were helped by a strike from Ivorian striker Gnohere Krizo.Churchill Brothers have done well to remain unbeaten in their two games, played at two different corners of the country.Also Read | Deepika Padukone-Ranveer Singh wedding venue in Italy: All you need to know aboutThey drew goalless against Minerva and then had a fighting 2-2 draw against table toppers Chennai City, which should give them confidence going into the game.David Robertson, Real Kashmir’s Scottish coach knows that his side will have to improve a lot from their display against Minerva.In the pre-match press conference, he said, “It’s going to be another day in history as we are playing our first home match. My team is excited as well as focused.”Commenting on the conditions a couple of days after the valley witnessed the season’s first snowfall, Robertson said, “It will be difficult for both the teams because of the weather conditions. Like Churchill, we also have players from all over the country.”The hosts looked solid in defence with their Nigerian captain Loveday Enyinnaya, coach’s son Mason Robertson, Zambian Aaron Katebe and Dharmaraj Ravanan bringing in a lot of composure and experience.Krizo is also a constant threat inside the opponents’ penalty box with his height but will need good support at some stage.Robertson has not fielded the likes of Nadong Bhutia and Ritwik Kumar Das upfront. The duo scored eight goals between them in their successful second division campaign last year and the Scotsman might look to get them in at some stage to support Krizo.Churchill’s Romanian coach Petre Gigiu sounded pragmatic.Read More | 79 school students kidnapped in Cameroon’s Bamenda city“It’s a difficult game for sure. My team is tired but we will try to play good tomorrow. It will be my first game in Kashmir and we want to play better football for our spectators and Indian football.”He added, “It’s not a surprise for me because I have coached in such weather conditions before in Nigeria. It’s going to be fun for the team. Let’s hope for the best for us and our opponents.”Churchill seem to be settling down as a squad under the new coach as they played better in their second game than they did in their first.Gambian Dawda Cessay is the bulwark of the side in central midfield and showed glimpses of what he can do against Chennai in the last game. Clencio Pinto who came on as a substitute also gave a lot of attacking impetus to the Goan side.Libyan Hussein Eldor and Serbian Nenad Novakovic have also been putting in good solid shifts at the heart of the Churchill defence and so has keeper James Kithan.However, former East Bengal striker Willis Plaza from Trinidad & Tobago will have to get on the scoresheet sooner rather than later. last_img read more

Panhandle Federal Credit Union announces promotion of Kim Hearlson to Vice President of Lending

first_imgKim HearlsonSubmitted to Sumner Newscow — Panhandle Federal Credit Union is pleased to announce that Kim Hearlson has been promoted to the position of Vice President of Lending. Hearlson is an 18 year veteran of the financial industry with a diverse background in operations and lending. She provides outstanding leadership and integrity in her position with PFCU. She is a gifted and dedicated individual who strives to protect and serve the best interests of our members.“It is an honor to work with a great team of professionals and to be a part of such a great organization where I have had the opportunity to grow and develop within the credit union. I look forward to fulfilling my new responsibilities with the utmost dedication and devotion to the staff, directors, and the credit union membership,” said Hearlson.“We’re excited about the future of the Credit Union and Kim is a key component in the development and execution of our business plan,” states Karen Horinek, President and CEO of Panhandle Federal Credit Union. “Our credit union lies not in how big it is, or in how many it serves, but rather in how many are helped to achieve greater financial success for themselves and their families thanks to participation in the Panhandle Federal Credit Union cooperative and we believe Kim is instrumental in this success.”Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (2) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +1 Vote up Vote down Denise P. · 259 weeks ago Congratulations Kim! Report Reply 0 replies · active 259 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down *** · 259 weeks ago way to go Kim Report Reply 0 replies · active 259 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more