Gold Coast’s most pet-friendly suburbs

first_imgThe Gold Coast’s northern suburbs are the most pet friendly.TENANTS with furry friends, rad reptiles and feathered fledglings should consider living in the Gold Coast’s northern suburbs.Latest data shows landlords with rental properties in Pimpama were most accepting of animals, with 63 listings in the past year that included “pet friendly” or “pet negotiable” in their descriptions.The suburb was trailed by Hope Island with 39 listings followed closely by Arundel (28), Southport (24) and Bundall (19). MORE NEWS: Bidding war pushes property $150k past expectations Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:13Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:13 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p216p216pAutoA, 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 Rate1xFullscreenGet Rental Ready!01:14 There were 537 pet-friendly listings in total across the Gold Coast in the past year.Kollosche property management director Blake Farquhar said educating landlords about their rights often helped dispel fear of having pets in their properties.“I think it’s just out of fear that if something happens, they’re not protected,” he said.“In this day and age, it’s more of an education thing.” While some landlords are still reluctant, it’s becoming more common for tenants to have pets.He said people with pets would often have been knocked back when applying for rentals five years ago but it was more widely accepted today.“Pets are considered an additional family member so more and more people are becoming more accepting of it,” he said.Real Estate Institute of Queensland Gold Coast zone chairman Andrew Henderson said Pimpama was most likely a pet-friendly hot spot because it had so many rentals.“Competition is probably the main driver behind that,” he said.“There are a lot of new houses being built, a lot of those being built by investors.”Proposed rental reforms, which were announced last month, would prevent Queensland property owners from refusing pet applications unless they had sufficient grounds.Mr Henderson said it was a dangerous move considering pets could cause “considerable damage” that often far outweighed a property’s bond. “It should be an owners’ choice,” he said. Proposed rental reforms would prevent Queensland property owners from refusing pet applications.REIQ chief operating officer Josh Callaghan said it was important landlords had a choice.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa9 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag1 day ago“Clearly there’s nothing wrong with pets, they’re important parts of family units,” he said.“We think it’s important that (landlords) at least get a say though.”He said there were pros and cons on both sides of the argument.“Often it can be a win win for a landlord to accept people with pets,” he said.“It gives you a wider choice to work out who is right for your property.“Some pets are just not appropriate for some buildings though.”Chief economist at Nerida Conisbee said landlords in Melbourne were not allowed to refuse an applicant with pets and it hadn’t caused major problems.However, she said “pet friendly” was much more commonly search in Queensland.“It’s really important for people in Queensland to have their pets,” she said.center_img MORE NEWS: House back on the market a month after sellinglast_img read more

Novatek’s second-quarter profit slides

first_imgImage courtesy of NovatekRussia’s Novatek, the developer of the Yamal LNG project, reported a plunge in profit during the second quarter this year. The company’s net profit for the period reached RR 3.23 billion ($50.2 million) during the second quarter this year, dropping 92.9 percent compared to the corresponding period last year.The company’s revenue, however, dropped 5.8 percent for the quarter, reaching RR56.1 billion during the quarter significantly affected by lower average realized prices in Russian rouble terms for most of the company’s liquid hydrocarbon products as well as the decrease in liquid hydrocarbons sales volumes.Novatek’s natural gas sales volumes totaled 14.4 billion cubic meters (bcm) in the second quarter of 2017, increasing 2.3 percent over the corresponding period last year, due to the increased demand for natural gas from end-customers.As at the end of the first half 2017, the total amount of natural gas recorded as inventory totaled 0.6 bcm compared to 1.7 bcm as at the end of the first half 2016.1 RUB = 0.0167137 USDlast_img read more

Pipeline blockage closes down Erskine production

first_imgChevron-operated Erskine field in the UK North Sea is currently unable to produce due to an issue with a pipeline.The Erskine Field lies approximately 150 miles (241 km) east of Aberdeen, in water depths of about 296 feet (90 m). It is operated by Chevron (50 percent) with Chrysaor (32 percent) and Serica Energy (18 percent) holding non-operated interests in the field.Serica Energy informed on Monday that during routine pipeline cleaning operations of the Lomond to Everest condensate export pipeline, a blockage occurred in the pipeline.The cause is currently being investigated and, during this period, the Erskine field will be unable to produce, Serica added in a brief statement on Monday.Discovered in 1981 in Block 23/26, Erskine is a gas condensate field. It was the first high-pressure, high-temperature field to be developed in the U.K. Continental Shelf. First production was achieved in November 1997.The field includes a normally unattended installation and is remotely controlled from Chrysaor’s Lomond platform. An 18.6 mile (30 km) pipeline links the two facilities.Processing takes place in a dedicated module on the Lomond platform. Gas and condensate are exported separately to Chrysaor’s North Everest platforms before gas is finally exported via the Central Area Transmission System and condensate is exported through the Forties Pipeline System.To remind, it has been less that a month since Erskine restarted production following a controlled shutdown in December due to a hairline crack at the onshore section of the Ineos-operated Forties pipeline.Offshore Energy Today Stafflast_img read more

Ali Campbell scheduled to perform tonight at WCMF

first_imgAli Campbell. Image via: solarnavigator.netLegendary Ali Campbell of the UB40 band will take the stage this evening when the fifteenth edition of the World Creole Music Festival gets underway at 8pm at the Windsor Park Sports Stadium in Roseau.Ali Campbell whose birth name is Alistair Ian Campbell is a solo artist, songwriter and was the lead singer of the UB40. UB40 is a British reggae band who according to Wikipedia is a “British reggae band formed in 1978 in Birmingham. The band has placed more than 50 singles in the UK Singles Chart, and has also achieved considerable international success. One of the world’s best-selling music artists, UB40 has sold over 70 million records”.Executive Marketing Officer of the Dominica Festivals Commission Leroy “Waddicks” Charles says everything is in place for the show tonight.“Everything is working out well for tonight; we will have Kolobarst of Martinique who sings traditional music. After that we will be having Ali Campbel the legendary singer of UB40 who will sing several songs of the UB40 including “Red, red wine” and all the other songs which have made him popular. We have the New Generation Grammacks featuring Jeff Joseph; they will be there with us tonight as well as Karmonik for the first time in Dominica. This is a group which features the music of Haiti including the new generation Compas and WCK; the great creators of Bouyon music tonight,” he said.Charles also invites all visitors and the general public to come to celebrate with the Domincia Festivals Commission this evening.“We are inviting everyone to come to the festival, it is our fifteenth anniversary and we are inviting all the visitors who are on island to come to celebrate with us.Dominica Vibes News Share 1212 Views   no discussions EntertainmentLocalNewsWCMF 2011 Ali Campbell scheduled to perform tonight at WCMF by: – October 28, 2011 Tweetcenter_img Share Sharing is caring! Sharelast_img read more

Billy McCool

first_imgLawrenceburg’s Billy McCool passed away last month form heart failure at the age of 69 at his home in Florida.  Billy developed heart disease in his early 40’s and fought it the rest of his life.  Billy McCool pitched 3 no-hitters while still at Lawrenceburg High School in the early 60’s.  He was drafted right out of high school by the Cincinnati Reds and pitched for them until the expansion draft in 1969 when he was claimed by the newly formed San Diego Padres.  His last game was with them during the 1970 season when arm problems forced him to retire.McCool, a left-handed pitcher, was an early version of Aroldis Chapman.  In those days, no one heard of the radar gun, and it certainly didn’t appear on major league scoreboards.  However, if you ever saw Billy pitch you knew it was a 90+ mph fast ball that was hurled toward the plate.  Before his death, he was inducted into the Indiana Baseball Hall of Fame.Billy, his wife, and 3 children spent most of his non-baseball career living in Centerville, Ohio.  One of his boys didn’t think dad had anything left in his arm when he was tossing to him in the back yard.  Even though his major league career was over at this time, he threw one pitch to his son and almost took his glove off.  After that, the son knew that what others told him about his dad’s bullet arm was true.last_img read more

Shanghai Shenhua offer Man Utd extension to Ighalo with a major catch

first_img Promoted ContentLil Nas X’s Hit Song Is Becoming The Longest #1 Song Ever2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime18 Cities With Neverending Tourist-FlowWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?What Is A Black Hole And Is It Dangerous For Us All?Playing Games For Hours Can Do This To Your BodyDid You Know There’s A Black Hole In The Milky Way?Top 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World10 Awesome TV Series That Got Cancelled Way Too Soon10 Largest Cities In The World It is added that the striker will earn £400,000 as part of his new deal in Asia, which will run until December 2024. Part of Shanghai Shenhua’s decision to soften their stance comes from the fact that Ighalo may not be allowed back into China before the end of June due to border restrictions. Ighalo revealed after his move to Old Trafford how he stayed up long into the night after deadline day had passed, in a bid to see his dream move go through. read also:Ighalo happy to sacrifice £80k-a-week to stay at Man Utd The 30-year-old lifelong United fan hit the ground running underboss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer before the season’s extended break, scoring four goals in three starts. Indeed, Ighalo scored in United’s last game, a 5-0 win over Austrian side LASK which effectively put the Red Devils into the quarter-finals of the Europa League. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… center_img Shanghai Shenhua will allow Odion Ighalo to remain at Manchester United until January on the condition that he signs a new contract with the Chinese club, according to reports. Ighalo’s loan expires in June but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer spoke about signing him permanently United remain locked in talks with Shanghai Shenhua about extending the striker’s stay at Old Trafford, with his current deal set to run out on Monday. The Chinese side have been adamant throughout the discussions that Ighalo must return to China ahead of the start of the new Chinese Super League season, pencilled in for the end of June at the earliest. The only previous deal they were willing to consider was another loan deal with an obligation to buy. However, there were signs earlier this week that Shanghai Shenhua’s stance had softened and, according to Sky Sports News, they have now agreed to let the Nigeria international stay until January. The source says that Ighalo will now be allowed to stay in Manchester before he then returns to China to fulfil his new deal with his parent club.Advertisementlast_img read more

Poch hails match-winner Lamela

first_img “He is very happy because it is his first (league) goal and we are very happy too because it helped the team get the three points,” Pochettino said. “It is important for him. We need to understand Erik is still young, he has a big talent but it was difficult his first season in England. “This season he is fit – in the beginning it wasn’t easy for him to play but he just needed time. “Today was great for him because he needs to build his confidence, to be more strong and when we saw his performance today he is happy because it is another step in the right direction.” A combination of injuries and poor form saw Lamela start just nine league games last season but the Argentine is showing signs of rejuvenation this term under Pochettino. Lamela posed a constant threat against Burnley with his weaving runs forward and he was also defensively diligent, fighting to win the ball back for his team in midfield. Pochettino insists there has been no magic formula behind the youngster’s improvement other than support and time. “It is the club, it is not only me who gives him the tools to improve his performance,” Pochettino said. Lamela’s long-range strike in the 35th minute proved the difference at White Hart Lane as Spurs beat the Clarets 2-1 and climbed to sixth in the Barclays Premier League table. It was a first league goal for the 22-year-old, who has struggled to adjust to the pace of English football since his £26million move to north London in August 2013. “It is our results too and the club who give him the chance to work in the best condition and try always to help him.” Pochettino added: “Last season was very difficult for him – his injury, he didn’t play so much and getting used to a different culture and language. “You need time to adapt to a new club and culture. He is very, very strong and he needs to keep going. We are very happy.” Lamela’s strike earned Tottenham their third consecutive victory after Ashley Barnes had earlier cancelled out Harry Kane’s opener. The only headache for Pochettino was an injury to Ryan Mason, who hobbled off with a twisted ankle in the second half although t he Spurs boss said afterwards the injury “didn’t look too bad”. Defeat for Burnley means Sean Dyche’s side slip back into the bottom three ahead of a tough festive period that includes games against Liverpool and Manchester City. The visitors were second best at White Hart Lane but the Clarets could have snatched a point had they been more clinical in front of goal. “I believe in my players wholeheartedly and there were great signs for what we’re trying to achieve today,” Dyche said. “We’ve come to White Hart Lane, everyone knows the money they’ve spent on the players and the quality they have. “Everyone knows they’re a side who are beginning to find some results under the new manager. “It’s not an easy task but I thought the way we went about it was first class. “We worked the keeper on a number of occasions and late in the game we were still trying to find a way to win the game.” Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino believes Erik Lamela’s match-winning goal against Burnley will do wonders for the winger’s confidence this season. Press Associationlast_img read more

Seaton makes qualifying time in first CARIFTA trials

first_img… Second time-trial in FebruaryGOODWILL Games gold medallist Leon Seaton was the only swimmer to surpass a qualifying mark at last Saturday’s CARIFTA Swimming Championships time trial, but Lian Winter and Raekwon Noel came close by the time the event concluded at the National Aquatic Centre, Liliendaal. Seaton clocked 27.97 seconds in the Boys’ 11-12 50m freestyle, surpassing the 28.89 seconds qualifying time. It remained as the only event of the day where a qualifying mark was met.But junior swimmers need not despair as there still remains a chance for them to qualify for the meet, which is set for the Bahamas from April 14 to 19. Last Saturday’s time trial was just the first of two that the Guyana Amateur Association will hold as officials try to put together a team for the annual event.Several of the swimmers, would do well to go back and work on their art. Seaton was just a second above the qualifying time in the 50m butterfly where he clocked 32.22 seconds. The qualifying time for this event is 31.53 seconds.In the 100 freestyle he’s just a second off after he touched the wall in 1:04.53s (QT: 1:03.60s).In the Girls’ 11-12 50m butterfly Dorado’s Lian Winter swam 34.86 seconds, and that was just a few seconds behind the 32.57 seconds qualifying mark. Also just two seconds out was Raekwon Noel in the Boys’ 11-12 50m backstroke, where the qualifying time is 34.04 seconds, and he swam 36.31 seconds.The other CARIFTA time trial is expected to take place in February. The CARIFTA Swimming Championships is an annual, age-group aquatics event for the Caribbean nations. It has been held since 1985 and is similar to the Athletics CARIFTA Games event.last_img read more

Alpha Delta Chi joins Panhellenic

first_imgAlpha Delta Chi, known as USC’s Christian sorority, has officially been welcomed into the Panhellenic Council as an associate sorority.Sisterhood · Known as the Christian sorority, Alpha Delta Chi has joined the Panhellenic Council as an associate member. The ADChi house is located on 29th Street. – James Watson | Daily Trojan For the first time during fall rush, Panhellenic included ADChi in the official brochure to potential new members and recruitment counselors referred to the 11 — not 10 — sororities.Rebekah Stokes, president of ADChi, has already noticed an advantage to being associated with Panhellenic, as the sorority’s responses for rush have increased “double or triple from last year.”“When I was a freshman and sophomore a lot of people would think I said ADPi or ask what [ADChi] is,” Stokes said.  “Now I’m hearing people say, ‘That’s so cool, I’ve heard of you guys.’”Though ADChi is now considered an associate member of Panhellenic, it did not participate in formal recruitment.“The membership requirement of our house is technically discriminatory because a girl who does not identify as Christian cannot be in our house,” said Emily Camin, ADChi’s social vice president.  “We don’t want to turn people away, but girls who aren’t Christian probably won’t want to come to our house anyway so formal recruitment doesn’t even make sense.”According to Stokes, ADChi is a sorority that exists for spiritual growth and development, academic excellence and Christian fellowship for students at USC.“Our biggest spiritual growth is between bigs and littles. Ours is more of a discipleship program, someone to look up to and respect and help you find where your priorities lie,” Stokes said.Though ADChi members bring a spiritual element to their sorority, Stokes said they have social activities as well.“You always have a sister there to pray for you before your big test, and our house is fairly close to campus so we have movie-watching parties and other events,” Stokes said. “We provide positive options for people to build relationships in a way that they will remember the next day, but still have a great time.”With only 32 members so far, ADChi has not received much attention in past years, but some members believe the new association with Panhellenic will enable the sorority to have a larger presence on campus.“Without the status it was a little harder to get our names out there and get involved,” Camin said. “Now we have exposure to other Greek events going on and even greater contacts.”Some members like Paige Gartland, a junior majoring in psychology, were hesitant at first to accept the new connection with Panhellenic.“At first I wasn’t so excited because I didn’t want to be seen as the stereotypical sorority girl, but as I was talking to other girls I realized it will give us more of an opportunity to reach out to the sororities and [fraternities],” Gartland said.Stokes said that her goal is to have ADChi become involved with Homecoming, a prominent USC football tradition in which the Greek community participants.“We haven’t signed up for [Homecoming] or anything, but even just to be able to watch it for a year to know what to do next year will be great,” Stokes said. “I just want to be there to observe and make sure girls who will lead next year understand what’s involved with Homecoming.”Recruitment for ADChi begins Sept. 13.last_img read more

Professor establishes Armenian Scholars Program in Price School

first_imgPhoto from Price School websiteThursday marked the 26th anniversary of Armenia obtaining independence from Soviet rule, and professor Frank Zerunyan celebrated by wearing his Armenian army uniform.On all other days, Zerunyan proudly displays the gift from the defense minister of Armenia on a hanger in his office in Lewis Hall. Zerunyan is of Armenian descent, but has no familial connection to the country as it stands today.Zerunyan teaches graduate level courses in the Sol Price School of Public Policy that focus on governance, negotiation and leadership, and he is in the process of establishing the Armenian Scholars program at USC. The 10-year program is set to begin in Fall 2019, the semester the first scholar arrives.  The program’s goal is to consecutively bring five scholars from Armenia to enroll in the doctorate in public policy and management program at the Price School. Upon graduating, each student will return to Armenia to form a public policy and management department at a university. By the end of the 10th year, the department will have five employees, all graduates of the USC program. If a scholar commits to working for the department for at least five years, USC will pay for his or her education.“Every year, we will try to recruit someone with a variation of interest in public policy and management so that we don’t have duplicates,” Zerunyan said. “Even though they will all come from Price, we will make sure that they all matriculate into different disciplines.”The idea for the Armenian Scholars program was conceived about five years ago when Zerunyan began traveling to Armenia to teach. It was at Yerevan State University, the largest university in the country, where Zerunyan realized public management is only offered at the undergraduate and master’s levels in Armenia; a doctoral program in public management does not exist.After brainstorming ways to combat the issue, he asked colleagues from Yerevan State University to write him a letter about the need for a doctoral program in public management. He then presented the document, as well as his ideas for the Armenian Scholars program, to Jack H. Knott, dean of the Price School.Zerunyan said Knott supported the idea then and still supports it today.“Through establishing this Price School doctorate program, we will have the opportunity to prepare the first generation of Armenian scholars and educators in public policy and management,” Knott said in an email to the Daily Trojan. “It will help to improve Armenian governance, professional public management and democratic political development. This program will reflect USC’s moral imperative to use its expertise to make a positive global impact.” According to Zerunyan, the Los Angeles area is the largest Armenian community outside of Armenia itself, making USC the perfect place for the program. “My hope is that this becomes the hub of the caucuses in the former Soviet Republics as the premier institution for public policy and management doctorate programs,” he said.Zerunyan said he will begin recruiting scholars when he teaches in Armenia next summer, and plans to make a final decision by January 2019. In the meantime, he said he will prepare, develop and raise funds for the program. “To me, this is a mission,” Zerunyan said. “We want them to go back and provide that mission back to the country.”last_img read more