first_imgOn Friday evening, October 14th 2011, in Tercentenary Theatre, Harvard’s extended family of faculty, students, staff, alumni and invited guests gathered together for a festive evening featuring fabulous desserts and a memorable musical performance.The Harvard Radcliffe Orchestra performed, accompanied by a chorus of over a hundred student voices followed by a solo performance by our own international celebrity cellist, Yo-Yo Ma ‘76.last_img

first_imgNorth Queensland Cowboy player Gavin Cooper in his neighbourhood Idalia where he was among players helping evacuate trapped residents last month. Picture: Alix Sweeney.State of Origin star and North QLD Cowboys player Gavin Cooper is among landlords finding tenants in record time after floodwaters wreaked havoc in Townsville.Cooper’s ex-display home investment was yesterday (Monday) snapped up in Burdell, just a fortnight after it was first listed.This as experts predict Townsville’s vacancy rate will be squeezed for an indefinite period in the aftermath of the floods — a situation which generally triggers rents to rise.The Real Estate Institute of Queensland’s latest data, out yesterday, showed the city had been tracking a 4.3 per cent vacancy rate in the December quarter before the floodwaters swamped the residential and commercial sectors.“In January this market suffered devastating floods and this will impact the rental sector for some time to come,” the REIQ report said.“With an unknown proportion of the rental market impacted by the floods, and the number of displaced people needing immediate short-term accommodation also unknown, it’s difficult to measure the impact of this event on the market.” Because it was a luxury display home, the finishes were top notch in the property. December 18 quarter 4.3% Mar 18 quarter 3.8% Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:58Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:58 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 Rate1xFullscreenHow much do I need to retire?00:58 Townsville vacancy rates (pre-flood): The property even has its own playground and golf putting green.It’s one of the few that comes with its own playground and a golf putting green, plus the affable player was also willing to consider allowing pets on site too.Cooper also owns a five bedroom home in Idalia which was where he set about helping residents inundated by floodwaters with other Cowboys mates in January. Sept quarter 3.9% He might have been able to up the rent to capitalise on the supply squeeze post flood, but Cooper instead dropped it by $10 a week. Picture: Evan Morgan. FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON TWITTER (Source: CoreLogic) Jun. quarter 4% The ex-display home in Burdell that Cooper bought off Stockland seven years ago. Picture: CoreLogicMore from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus14 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market14 hours agoFor landlords like Cooper it could be a windfall, but the Cowboys player instead cut the rent he wanted by $10 a week.Cooper listed the property at $400 a week, which was a $10 discount on 2016’s rental listing — a significant move considering vacancy rates were very high that year, topping 7.1 per cent.The star player bought his four bedroom, two bathroom, two car garage ex-display home off Stockland for $160,000 seven years ago. last_img read more

first_imgThe deck area of the pontoon being proposed would be more than three times as big as BCC’s current “acceptable outcome”, according to the application, 84sq m instead of 25sq m. As well, the length of the pontoon (28m) would be about three times that of the current 10m length “acceptable”. Queensland’s richest man is looking to put in one of the biggest private jetties the city has seen at his home in Fig Tree Pocket. Picture: Steve Pohlner.Queensland’s richest man Clive Palmer has asked for special permission to build one of Brisbane’s largest private home jetties to moor his yacht by his riverside mansion.Records show his builders Coastal Pontoon & Jetty Repairs asked Brisbane City Council for a development permit for “tidal works” at Palmer’s Fig Tree Pocket home – but “the proposed pontoon is significantly larger that the dimensions and areas” that BCC considers acceptable. Quade Cooper finally sells off Bulimba pad A file photo from four years ago when “Maximus” was moored next to Clive Palmer’s mansion on Sovereign Island on the Gold Coast. Picture: Lyndon MechielsenMr Palmer’s property has 131.5m river frontage, it said, and currently has “a rock revetment wall and a boat ramp and an existing pontoon”.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus9 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market9 hours ago“As part of the proposal the existing pontoon will be replaced by two pontoons placed side-by-side (double pontoon).”The application acknowledged that “the proposal cannot meet AO2.1 of the code” but argued it met performance outcomes.Mr Palmer bought the Fig Tree Pocket home for $7.5m – a $2m discount on the listed price – off Linc Energy founder, Peter Bond, in 2018, and has since set about turning it into one of the best homes in Brisbane. FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON TWITTER Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:58Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:58 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 Rate1xFullscreenHow much do I need to retire?00:58center_img Clive Palmer has been busy turning his Fig Tree Pocket home into one of Brisbane’s best. Picture: Steve Pohlner.The application said “the proposal seeks approval to replace the existing pontoon attached to the premise and add a second pontoon deck to create a longer structure to accommodate the private vessel used by (Mr Palmer)”.It said “the pontoon has been designed to accommodate the landowner’s private vessel which has a maximum length of 23m, 5.5m width and 1.6m depth”.The last anyone heard of Mr Palmer’s most famous vessel – Maximus II – was when it was put on the market in San Diego mid-2019 for $US3.275m. Maximus II is 32.31m, and thus longer than the 28m one that the development application refers to. Hands-free homebuying, gloves, set to be the norm MORE: Darius Boyd sells Brisbane homelast_img read more

first_imgNewcastle, Aug 11 (AFP) Dele Alli silenced the complaints about Tottenham’s lack of signings as the England midfielder sealed a 2-1 win at Newcastle in their Premier League opener on Saturday.Mauricio Pochettino’s side are the first club in the Premier League era not to make a single signing since the introduction of the pre-season transfer window.That low-key approach has frustrated Tottenham fans, but Alli lifted the gloom with a clinical header to seal at the points at St James’ Park.Jan Vertonghen opened the scoring with an early header and Joselu’s equaliser was quickly erased by Alli as all three goals came in the first 18 minutes.Despite Tottenham’s hard-fought victory, there was another August blank for Harry Kane, who started even though the England striker had only returned to training on Monday following his notable World Cup exploits.The World Cup Golden Boot winner has now gone 14 games spanning 988 minutes without scoring in the opening month of the campaign, though on this occasion, it mattered little.The season kicked-off to the backdrop of a protest staged by hundreds of Newcastle fans outside the nearby branch of Mike Ashley’s Sports Direct.Ashley, the club’s notoriously parsimonious billionaire owner, saw fit to spend 90 million pound (10.6 million euros, $11.5 million) on the ailing department store group House of Fraser. Meanwhile his Magpies posted a net transfer profit of 20 million pound, despite the arrival of seven new signings, the most expensive of which, Japanese international forward Yoshinori Muto, cost 9.5m pound from German side Mainz.advertisement — Deft header –=================Tottenham fans appear rather less dissatisfied, despite their club failing to make a single addition to Pochettino’s squad since the end of last season.Such inactivity proved no impediment as the visitors rode their luck to seal a repeat of their opening day victory at St James’ Park 12 months ago.The visitors took an eighth-minute lead when Christian Eriksen’s corner was headed towards goal by Davinson Sanchez, allowing fellow defender Vertonghen to find the net off the underside of the bar with a deft glancing header which crossed the line before Martin Dubravka was able to claw the ball back.Newcastle were level within three minutes when Sanchez and Vertonghen were caught ball-watching as Matt Ritchie sent over an inviting centre from the right which Joselu headed into the bottom corner of the net past an exposed Hugo Lloris.With momentum on their side and a full-house roaring them on, Benitez’s side looked set to build from a position of strength.But thanks to more questionable defending, their parity lasted just seven minutes.Tottenham’s second goal was simple in its construction and should have been comfortably dealt with.Newcastle allowed Alli a free run at the far post to send a precise header back across Dubravka into the far corner from Serge Aurier’s inviting cross, which was whipped in from the right.An increasingly open second period surprisingly failed to produce further addition to the score, as both goalkeepers excelled.Dubravka saved well to deny Alli when the midfielder deflected Kane’s mis-hit shot towards goal.Newcastle’s Slovakian keeper provided an even better stop to keep out a well-struck effort from Moussa Sissoko.Not to be outdone at the other end, Lloris stood up well to block Ayoze Perez’s shot.The Frenchman was fortunate, however, as Kenedy’s control let the Brazilian down at a crucial point, when a more assured first touch would have put the on-loan Chelsea midfielder in on goal.Mo Diame and substitute Salomon Rondon both struck the woodwork as Newcastle pressed for what would have been a fully deserved equaliser, but Tottenham held firm. (AFP) APAAPAlast_img read more