Eager buyers hungry for the complete package

first_imgImage of proposed home for Lot 12, 399 Beckett Rd, Bridgeman Downs. Photo: Supplied.A brand new home in an estate that has not even been built yet has sold for $815,000 as demand heats up for house and land packages.The five-bedroom, three-bathroom home is proposed for Lot 12 of Harrington Estate at 399 Beckett Rd, Bridgeman Downs.Marketing agent Barry Herbert of Ausbuild – Capalaba said the estate was due to be finished in November, then building would begin on the houses.More from newsFor under $10m you can buy a luxurious home with a two-lane bowling alley5 Apr 2017Military and railway history come together on bush block24 Apr 2019Image of proposed home for Lot 12, 399 Beckett Rd, Bridgeman Downs. Pic supplied.Mr Herbert said three-quarters of the first stage of Harrington Estate (about 40 lots) had already been sold. He said the house and land package at Lot 12 had been purchased by a young family looking to upsize.“The packages include everything except landscaping, so they know they can move in and only have to spend money on landscaping but everything else is done,” Mr Herbert said.The package includes security screens, a fencing allowance, window coverings and kitchen whitegoods.There is also a media room, double car garage and alfresco outdoor area.The suburb of Bridgeman Downs has a median house price of $775,000.last_img read more

​Länsförsäkringar triples stake in green and sustainable bonds

first_imgSwedish pensions and insurance group Länsförsäkringar said it ramped up its investments in green and sustainable bonds last year, tripling its holdings in the debt type to over SEK9bn (€850m) – more than 7% of its total assets under management.Kristofer Dreiman, head of responsible investment at Länsförsäkringar, said: “The rapid move in 2019 has been possible because we are increasingly making our own direct investments in green bonds in the primary market.”He said that since the company had strengthened and focused its management towards this market, it had also been able to positively affect the return.Investments in green and sustainable bonds for the institutional portfolios in the firm’s divisions Länsförsäkringar Liv, Sak and Fondliv increased to SEK9.5bn at the end of 2019 from SEK3.2bn at the beginning of the year, the group said. Issuance of the green and sustainable bonds that the firm now holds is divided between companies, supranational and intergovernmental organisations, both local and global, Länsförsäkringar said, with the bonds coming from 90 different issuers.“We have a clear ambition to increase our proportion of climate-smart investments,” said Dreiman.He said Länsförsäkringar aimed to align its portfolios with the Paris Agreement’s goal of limiting global warming to 1.5°C by 2030.The firm also said an analysis showed most of the capital it had invested in green bonds had gone to issuers that intended to combat climate change, and to those targeting climate adaptation.last_img read more

Women’s height linked to ovarian cancer

first_imgObesity has been linked to several cancers.Taller women have a slightly higher risk of ovarian cancer, according to a review of studies.Obesity is also a risk factor among women who have never taken HRT, say international researchers.Previous studies have suggested a link, but there has been conflicting evidence.The latest research, published in the journal PLoS Medicine, analysed all worldwide data on the topic.It looked at 47 epidemiological studies in 14 countries, including about 25,000 women with ovarian cancer and more than 80,000 women without ovarian cancer.Lead researcher Prof Valerie Beral of the Oxford University Epidemiology Unit told the BBC: “By bringing together the worldwide evidence, it became clear that height is a risk factor.”She said there was also a clear relationship between obesity and ovarian cancer in women who had never taken HRT.“Ovarian cancer can clearly be added to the list [of cancers linked to obesity],” she added.Sarah Williams, health information officer at Cancer Research UK, said the study produced a clearer picture of the factors that could affect a woman’s risk of developing ovarian cancer, and found that body size was important. “Women can reduce their risk of this and many other diseases by keeping to a healthy weight,” she said. “For women trying to lose weight, the best method is to eat healthily, eat smaller amounts and be more physically active.”Commenting on the study, Dr Paul Pharoah, reader in cancer epidemiology at the University of Cambridge, said the increase in risk was small.“If we compare a woman who is 5ft tall with a woman who is 5ft 6in tall, there is a relative difference in ovarian cancer risk of 23%. “But the absolute risk difference is small. The shorter woman will have a lifetime risk of about 16-in-a-1000 which increases to 20-in-a-1000 for the taller woman.“A similar difference in absolute risk would be seen when comparing a slim woman with a body mass index of 20 to a slightly overweight woman with a body mass index of 30.”By Helen Briggs BBC News Tweet 16 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring! HealthLifestyle Women’s height linked to ovarian cancer by: – April 4, 2012center_img Share Share Sharelast_img read more

Reds caravan stopping in Batesville

first_imgBATESVILLE, Ind. — The 2017 Reds Caravan kicks off Thursday (1/26), and will make a stop right here in Batesville.Thursday, around 10:00 AM, visit the Southeastern Indiana YMCA for your chance to ask questions and sign autographs.You’ll have the chance to meet broadcaster Thom Brennaman, Fox Sports Ohio host Jim Day, and Reds catcher Tucker Barnhart.If you can’t make it to the Y, be sure to tune in to listen to the live broadcast around 10:00 AM.last_img

Stars’ Ben Bishop leaves game vs. Flames with lower-body injury

first_imgHe was replaced by Anton Khudobin and didn’t emerge onto the ice for the third period. Ben Bishop has found himself back on the bench.The Stars goaltender left Wednesday’s game against the Flames with just over six minutes to play in the second period and was listed as questionable to return with a lower-body injury. Ben Bishop is questionable to return tonight with a lower-body injury. https://t.co/gfJwauJpYL— Dallas Stars (@DallasStars) March 28, 2019Bishop, who missed two games earlier this month after suffering a lower-body injury against the Wild on March 14, stayed down in the net before kneeling over in pain.Ben Bishop looks to have been injured on this play. He exited the game. Anton Khudobin is in. pic.twitter.com/fnEmhvRXS4— Dylan Nadwodny (@dnadders) March 28, 2019Bishop, 32, entered Wednesday’s game first among starters with a .932 save percentage and tied for third with six shutouts.The Stars held on for a 2-1 victory at Calgary.last_img read more