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Designer Brisbane retreat sold days before Christmas

first_imgWhat a view to wake up to. Source: Realestate.com.au Looking back to the home from the pool. Source: Realestate.com.auThe home has two living zones, with 15 foot ceilings, a farmhouse mudroom, drying room and laundry, a separate master wing, a guest wing, triple car garage, huge alfresco wing with built in barbecue and seating, and a huge shed to store caravans or horse floats. MORE: APRA lifts limit on interest-free mortgages Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:51Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:51 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD576p576p432p432p270p270pAutoA, 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 Rate1xFullscreenStarting your hunt for a dream home00:51 Glass brings the outdoors in. Source: Realestate.com.au The perfect spot to be this summer. Source: Realestate.com.auMr Bowman told The Courier-Mail that the property went unconditional on Friday.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus15 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market15 hours ago“It’s a year old property,” he said. “We had it on the market for four weeks, got four offers through the tender process and it sold to a family who just want a beautiful home with a beautiful landscape.” The home makes the most of natural materials. Source: Realestate.com.au MORE: Home with side hustle of llamas, pizza yurt Called The Greenhouse, it was listed as a “modern interpretation of a farmhouse” loaded with natural materials including Rosewood stacker doors and barn doors, Ironbark flooring, slate and marble.The six acre property is in the vicinity of Samford Valley, just 21 kilometres northwest of Brisbane CBD — offering the ultimate blend of retreat and city home.The design incorporated environmentally friendly options including a chlorine free swimming pool with Enviroswim filter, drought tolerant native plantings by landscape designer Dan Young, solar power, four water tanks and dog proof fencing across the entire site. The house in Wights Mountain has four bedrooms, three bathrooms, six car parks on 2.69 hectares. Source: Realestate.com.auA Brisbane designer home that took out a national award last month has fetched a multimillion-dollar price just days before Christmas.The stunning Wights Mountain retreat was designed by renowned Brisbane architect Shaun Lockyer and saw builder VL Constructions take out this year’s Housing Industry Association national award just over a month ago ($1-2 million Custom Built Home category).Hamish Bowman of Ray White New Farm — who marketed the property with his principal Matt Lancashire — posted the $2.6 million sale this morning. FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON FACEBOOK The large alfresco wing. Source: Realestate.com.aulast_img read more

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Poll: Should Jim Boeheim appeal ACC suspension based on Larry Brown’s punishment?

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ The NCAA announced Tuesday that Southern Methodist head coach Larry Brown would be suspended nine games for lack of head coach control. Brown will be allowed to coach in SMU’s American Athletic Conference games, while Jim Boeheim, who was hit with a failure-to-monitor charge, was suspended for the first nine games of Atlantic Coast Conference play.Brown was charged with being untruthful when he first learned of violations at SMU, something Boeheim wasn’t charged with in Syracuse’s case.ESPN reported Boeheim will appeal his suspension based on Brown’s suspension, while Boeheim told Syracuse.com that’s not the case. For further comparisons of SMU and SU, read the full breakdown here.Even though Boeheim said he will not appeal based on Brown’s punishment, should he? Let us know what you think in the poll and in the comment section below.Should Jim Boeheim appeal his ACC suspension?Yes, Larry Brown wasn’t suspended for any conference games.No, just take your medicine.VoteView ResultsCrowdsignal.com<a href=”http://polldaddy.com/poll/9104105/”>Should Jim Boeheim appeal his ACC suspension?</a>AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Comments Published on September 30, 2015 at 8:03 pmlast_img read more

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Gender diversity starts with culture says IHG

first_imgIHG Future Leaders intake for 2016It’s a corporate Australia-wide issue that representation of females in leadership is far exceeded by their male counterparts.Whilst the hospitality industry is not immune from the challenge, IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) is investing in company culture to build a more sustainable model for gender diversity into the future.IHG COO Australasia & Japan, Karin Sheppard – the most senior authority in the region and a product of IHG’s global opportunities having held senior roles in the Middle East, Asia and Europe – acknowledges the gender gap in management level, particularly hotel general managers.Karin Sheppard, IHG COO Australasia & Japan“This is an industry-wide challenge; to create a more diverse workplace and encourage more females into general manager roles,” Ms Sheppard said.“It can be difficult to balance commercial realities with contemporary life – women often take time out from their career for family responsibilities, but it is the responsibility of employers to adapt and create an environment and culture that acknowledges these considerations.”IHG have implemented the most generous paid parental leave in the hospitality industry in Australia offering six weeks paid leave after two years employment which is increases to 12 weeks as tenure grows – valid across 80% of its hotels and at corporate office level. As a result around 95% of women return to IHG after parental leave.“There is an even gender representation on the AMEA Regional Operating Committee which Australia and New Zealand forms part of, with similar levels in my local leadership teams,” Ms Sheppard said.“This year we had a very encouraging 70% intake of women in our Future Leaders program which identifies high potential talent – all of which have expressed a desire to become General Managers in the future.”The 2015 Workplace Gender Equality report indicated that IHG’s gender pay gap is lower than both organisations of the same size and the accommodation/food service sector overall.Despite the progress Ms Sheppard believes there is more to be done.“As we mark International Women’s Day it is important to celebrate some of the significant progress made to date.  Our aspiration is to create a culture that embraces diversity at all levels of the organisation and we remain committed to achieving this,” she said.IHG are set to open over ten hotels over the next three years in Australasia and in a competitive environment for sourcing talent, the company is focused on investment in its employees.“A strong diversity agenda is critical to the continued success of our business, as we seek to attract the strongest pool of talent to sustain the growth expected in this region,” she said. InterContinental Hotels GroupSource = InterContinental Hotels Grouplast_img read more

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