first_imgSynergy Property Partners residential development director David Calvisi said the project was inspired by its location.“We worked closely with multi-award winning architect, Plus Architecture, to design a building which was tailored specifically for the owner-occupier wanting a luxury beachfront home in the sky,” Mr Calvisi said.“It is gratifying to have hit the market, catering to this exclusive demographic, and we welcome Hutchinson Builders on board for this important final stage where we (will) see this stunning project come to fruition.” Rooms with a view.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa17 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days agoIt will be demolished to make way for the new development, which will have 13 designer half-floor residences ranging in size from 230sq m to 239sq m as well as a double-storey beach house and 665sq m penthouse with exclusive rooftop terrace. Pacific Palm Beach will be constructed on the site of an older four-storey apartment building.Construction of Pacific Palm Beach – a luxury beachfront apartment complex – will start this month.Developer Synergy Property Partners last week appointed Hutchinson Builders to construct the $40 million project at 2 Twenty Third Avenue.It comes after the $6.685 million sale of an existing four-storey apartment building on the site was settled just over a month ago.center_img Kollosche Prestige Agents is selling the apartments, which were scheduled to be finished mid-2019, with prices starting at $1.9 million.Residential project marketing agent Jamie-Lee Edwards said the development’s quality finishes, spacious design, location and direct beachfront views of Palm Beach were the biggest selling points.One half-floor apartment remains on the market after a successful off-the-plan sales campaign resulted in buyers snapping up 13 of the residences in just six weeks.last_img read more

first_imgMuch pension fund regulation operates on a “disclose if you consider ESG” basis, giving the impression stewardship and ESG integration are optional, according to a report on responsible investment regulation by the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI).The organisation responsible for the UN-backed principles said the report found that investors were still sceptical about whether responsible investment regulation was driving “real change”, even though they believed some of it was useful in terms of increasing awareness of environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors.The report has forewords from high-profile politicians and regulators, such as Valdis Dombrovskis, the financial services European commissioner with responsibility for the EU executive’s Capital Markets Union (CMU) project, and Frank Elderson, executive director of the Dutch pension fund supervisor De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB).The report is the outcome of an analysis of almost 300 policy instruments covering pension fund and corporate disclosure rules, with the authors also deciding to assess the impact of voluntary stewardship codes. The PRI also carried out interviews with policymakers, investors and stock exchanges across the world, focusing on investors’ perceptions about the impact of regulation on investment practice.The report said it was “the first global study to analyse the impact of responsible investment-related public policy initiatives”.In a statement, the PRI said “the analysis suggests that, while regulation is having an impact, regulatory frameworks aren’t fully aligned with sustainable development. Underpinning this is a belief that governments are failing to clearly signal the importance of ESG issues.”The authors of the report note that few of the “highest-profile government sustainability commitments […] articulate the role investors are expected to play”, and that they therefore excluded these.Out of “thousands of individual environmental or social-protection regulations” that exist around the world, their analysis focused on those with an investment component.The report said “many regulations fail to send a strong enough signal and position responsible investment as a voluntary activity, or conflate financially material ESG issues with beneficiary preferences”.It examined corporate disclosure regulations and investor regulation.With respect to the former, it found that government-led mandatory ESG reporting improved corporate risk management and said voluntary disclosures were “a useful stepping stone towards more formal rules”.Pension fund regulation and stewardship codes are correlated with better ESG risk management by companies, but “we can’t prove that regulation is responsible for the result”, according to the PRI report.Problematic poor policy designThe report picked out some shortcomings in policy design – for example, stating that much pension fund regulation operates on a “disclose if you consider ESG” basis, and that financially material ESG issues were conflated with the ethical preference of members.“While it’s right that regulations give flexibility to funds to respond to their members’ ethical preferences, this is separate and distinct from the requirement to consider financially materially ESG issues,” said the report.The way in which rules are worded can also have an impact by potentially giving investors “easy opt-outs”, according to the PRI.This could happen if terms are poorly defined or phrases such as “give consideration to” are used without guidance on what this means.Nathan Fabian, director of policy and research at the PRI, said: “Too often, the drafting of ESG regulation treats ESG as an optional add-on, which investors can ignore if they so choose.”The PRI also said it found little monitoring of policy with ESG-related clauses, and that, even in those markets where individual investors were held to account, investors “remained extremely sceptical of the impact – they didn’t feel they’d seen their peers and competitors change behaviour”.The report adds: “Interviewees openly questioned whether ESG issues were a priority for the government, suggesting ESG clauses were introduced just to respond to pressure from civil society – or even debated whether the clause in question existed.”The PRI is calling on policymakers – which it distinguishes from regulators – to “make the crucial link between sustainable development and the finance industry”.As part of that, they should “build the evidence base on investor practice” – that is, collect and publish more information about how investors contribute to or undermine sustainable investment objectives.last_img read more

first_imgChinese President Xi Jinping has assured of his country’s readiness to cooperate more with the US.Xi is on a state visit to the US and has already held a series of meetings with the US President among other top dignitaries.At a business roundtable discussion, President Xi Jinping said that there are about 65,000 US businesses in China and about 1,600 Chinese companies in the US.last_img

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Dominic Lamolinara learned the Orange was moving to the Atlantic Coast Conference just as he was starting out at Syracuse in 2011, and quickly ran a scenario through his head.He realized he’d play Maryland, the school he had just transferred from, in his senior year.“Being able to come back to the conference I started in,” Lamolinara said, “I couldn’t ask for anything more.”After beginning his college career as a backup goalie with the Terrapins, Lamolinara leads the No. 2-seed Orange (11-4, 2-3 ACC) into the NCAA tournament for the last time. That is where he’ll help his class — including Billy Ward, Matt Harris, Chris Daddio and five others — try to avoid being the second straight group of seniors to leave Syracuse without a championship ring. SU will play Bryant on Sunday in the Carrier Dome at 7:30 p.m.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“I’ve been saying this since I got here,” Lamolinara said. “You come to Syracuse to win championships. There’s no pressure on my class to do anything out of the ordinary. Just win.”Lamolinara’s regarded by his teammates as the consummate leader, but his unwavering positivity was challenged this season.The Orange stumbled at the start of its ACC schedule and with Lamolinara and junior Bobby Wardwell splitting time in net, the same set of questions were flung at the senior after every loss.A 16-8 loss to Maryland on Feb. 22. Lamolinara gave up nine goals and was pulled for Wardwell before the end of the first half.Do you think Bobby is going to be the starter from now on?“That’s for the coaches to decide.”A 17-12 loss to Virginia on March 1. Lamolinara played all but 27 seconds and allowed 16 shots to find the back of the net.How do you rebound from a performance like that?“Just have to take it one game at a time.”A 15-14 loss to Notre Dame in the ACC tournament final on April 27. SU head coach John Desko started Wardell for the first time all season before subbing Lamolinara in for the fourth quarter. The senior made two saves at the doorstep to keep the Orange in it, but it was too late.Did it feel weird not starting for the first time this season?“Bob was outplaying me and deserved the start.”Same Lamolinara — ardent and honest.“We thought Bob was playing a little stronger than Dom going down the stretch,” Desko said of the Notre Dame game. “But then Dom got in in the reverse situation and played extremely well.”It’s what Syracuse has come to expect. With Lamolinara and Wardwell shifting in and out of the net all season, the senior has had to explain how the two are best friends — that it’s not a competition but a companionship. That if it means a win, it’s what he and Wardwell are willing to do.The next three weeks are the last of Lamolinara’s collegiate playing career, but not the end of his Syracuse tenure. The senior goalie still needs credits to graduate and plans to return to the team as a student assistant in the fall, but isn’t ready to join the Orange sideline just yet.Now his last chance for a run for an NCAA title begins Sunday, and it may include a meeting with a familiar opponent in the Orange’s quarter of the bracket.If Syracuse and Maryland each advance past the first round, the two will meet in Hempstead, N.Y., with a trip to the final four on the line.“He won’t say it, but that all means a little more to him,” Ward said.Lamolinara has spent a season saying that no game is more important than another. Now Maryland’s in the picture again, and he’s willing to set that aside.“I want another shot at Maryland badly,” he said. “And then I want to go all the way.” Comments Published on May 8, 2014 at 1:00 am Contact Jesse: | @dougherty_jesselast_img read more

first_imgIn his words, he said:“Huge, huge but the good thing about it is over the last two matches especially or rather the games against Cameroon, we did a lot better than we expected so we hope that, that mentality follows through. And then we got the result we wanted against them so I’m confident we can get the result we want against Zambia.”The Lagos State Governor aide also spoke about the recent hot topic of Nigerian-born players born and bred abroad. He said it shouldn’t be a do or die affair for Nigerian kids born and bred abroad to be invited into the National team explaining that we’ve got great talents been trained here. But he went further to say if a person of exceptional talent wants to play for Nigeria then he should be allowed to play but if he doesn’t want to play then so be it and the matter shouldn’t be forced.Deji Tinubu, while speaking on the matter, said:“We are raising ours here. If the person in question is of unbelievable talent then why not but it shouldn’t be a do or die affair and if he really wants to play for the country let him play for the country let’s not force it and if he doesn’t want to play for the country so be it we’ve got enough talent here.” RelatedAUDIO: We Can’t Afford To Lose To Nigeria – Cameroon Coach, Hugo BroosAugust 31, 2017In “Africa”Centre Referee For Huge Nigeria, Zambia World Cup Qualifying Clash RevealedSeptember 28, 2017In “Africa”AUDIO: Zambia Will Be More Difficult Than Cameroon-Genort RohrOctober 3, 2017In “National Team” Special Adviser to the Lagos State Governor on Sports, Deji Tinubu, has termed the crucial 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying clash with Zambia on Saturday as a huge game for the Super Eagles of Nigeria.Deji Tinubu, a former Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) executive committee member, made this known in an interview with He also pointed out that the team did better than expected in their last two games against the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon and hope that the players would carry on that mentality into the clash against the Chipolopolo of Zambia.center_img Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.last_img read more

first_img0Sanfrecce Hiroshima made it safely through to the semi-finals of the FIFA Club World Cup to set-up a showdown with River Plate thanks to a 3-0 win over TP Mazembe in Osaka.It will be the constantly-singing Sanfrecce supporters rather than rhythmical African drumming echoing around the 2002 FIFA World Cup stadium when the famous Argentine side come to town on Wednesday, although the Africans certainly contributed to an enthralling and open game.Both teams signalled their attacking intent from the first whistle. Yoshifumi Kagawa hit a curling drive from the left hand side of the area which whistled past Sylvain Gbohouo’s upright. Then at the other end Roger Assale’s drive from the edge of the box was turned around the post. The TP Mazembe midfielder swung in an inswinging corner and Salif Coulibaly glanced a header which flashed just wide.Despite the Africans looking more likely to score, it was Sanfrecce who should have taken the lead. Robbing Boubacar Diarra in the centre of the park, Kazuyuki Morisaki strode forward and hit the perfect pass for Hisato Sato to run on to. The Japanese international only had the keeper to beat, but rushed his chance and opted for power rather than placement and his effort ballooned well over the bar.Assale was at the heart of most things for the African champions, constantly probing in key areas and he tested Takuyo Hayashi twice from distance as the half drew to a close. Yet, on the 44th minute, the J. League champions took the lead. Yusuke Chajima’s low corner from the right was flicked across the six-yard box by the head of Sho Sasaki and Shiotani was on hand to stab the ball home from close range. Thomas Ulimwengu made an introduction for TP Mazembe at half-time and almost had an instant impact. The young Tanzanian ran 40 yards with the ball at pace before firing a drive, which although had Hayashi beaten, missed the target. He also went close with a hook shot following a free-kick as the Africans searched for an equaliser.Sato came close to scoring again when he was inches away from connecting with Mihael Mikic’s drive from the edge of the box, but on the 56th minute Hajime Moriyasu’s side doubled their advantage when Kazuhiko Chiba rose highest in a crowded area to head home another Chajima corner.Arguably TP Mazembe’s best two players on the night, Adama Traore and Assale almost combined to devastating effect, but the latter’s spectacular overhead kick from close range flew over the crossbar. With CAF Champions League winners trying to get back in the game, gaps were appearing which Sanfrecce looked to exploit and Douglas was presented with two one-on-one opportunities, but couldn’t find a way past Gbohouo.It was a breakaway which led to Sanfrecce’s third. Mikic’s cross from the right was nodded home by Asano nine minutes from time to start the celebrations. The commiserations must go to TP Mazembe, who like Club America in the day’s earlier game, must raise themselves for the match for fifth place, also at this famous arena on Wednesday.– Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more

first_imgGhana Tennis Federation recently hosted ITF wheelchair Tennis Coaching workshop Course from 1-3 December 2016 at the Accra Sports Stadium tennis courts. The course was made possible through funding from Ghana Tennis Federation, Dan Davan group of Companies and ITF wheelchair Tennis development Project Fund.There were 20 candidates in all, with the host nation Ghana having 16 candidates. The remaining 4 candidates were from GambiaInstructors: Daniel James and Louis Humt both from USA took participants through the 3 days course.The course is expected to impact wheelchair tennis greatly, since all the coaches are involved in the wheelchair tennis programs in their respective clubs. Therefore, the knowledge they acquired is going to help their respective clubs to develop wheelchair tennis players. Consequently the game of wheelchair tennis will not remain the same.The closing ceremony came after the written exams on Saturday 3 December and certificate of participation was awarded to the participant coaches and the day also mark World Disability Day after which other  disable athlete join Wheelchair tennis team for celebrationHenry Larbi who is the Ghana Wheelchair Tennis coordinator thanked Ghana Tennis Federation, ITF, Dan Davan group of Companies and the coaches for their time and effort during the course.last_img read more

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Povetkin was 100.7 kilograms (222 pounds).FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss Britain’s Anthony Joshua and Russia’s Alexander Povetkin pose during the weigh-in at the Business Design Centre in London, Friday, Sept. 21, 2018. Anthony Joshua and Alexander Povetkin are due to fight for the WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO heavyweight title in a boxing match on Saturday, Sept. 22 at Wembley stadium. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)LONDON — Anthony Joshua has weighed in about 11 kilograms heavier than Alexander Povetkin ahead of their heavyweight title fight in London.Joshua, the IBF, WBA and WBO belt-holder, weighed in at 111.6 kilograms (246 pounds), slightly more than for his most recent fight against Joseph Parker in March.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil LATEST STORIES Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title MOST READcenter_img Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college View comments Bounce-back Beermen Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) PLAY LIST 02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)03:47PH’s Charly Suarez boxing lightweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player awardlast_img read more

first_imgThe businessman accused of killing 19-year-old Nyron Vyphuis at Circuit Ville, Yarrowkabra, Linden-Soesdyke Highway, was on Tuesday committed to stand trial in the High Court for the heinous crime.Dead: Nyron VyphuisMurder suspect: Anthony JonesForty-year-old Anthony Jones, of Circuit Ville, Yarrowkabra, Soesdyke-Linden Highway, appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts before Magistrate Sherdel Isaacs-Marcus.The Magistrate informed the suspect that the prosecution, without a doubt, presented sufficient evidence that warrants a trial in the High Court.The charge against the accused stated that on October 13, 2018, at Circuit Ville, he murdered Vyphuis.It was reported that on the day in question, the teen was at a liquor shop, owned by Anthony Jones, in the area. Whist there, the owner, who was imbibing with friends, started to abuse his spouse.The young man, upon realising what was happening, intervened and attempted to stop the man from harming the woman. At this time, Jones got annoyed and left, but later returned with an axe. The weapon was eventually taken away from him by other persons who were at the shop.Nevertheless, the furious man went into his home and again armed himself, this time with a knife which he allegedly used to attack and stab the teenager.The teen, in an effort to escape, ran a short distance, but collapsed to the ground as blood gushed profusely from the wound. Friends of the teenager alerted his family members, who rushed to the scene where they found his lifeless body lying in a clump of bushes.The police were contacted and the suspect was taken into custody while the teen’s body was removed from the scene. The mother of the 19-year-old teen is seeking justice for her son.last_img read more

first_imgFort St. John Crime Stoppers representatives present the award for best website to the developers of the site, Motion Media – Braden Fox/Energeticcity.caOn May 1st & 2nd, board members from the Fort St. John & District Crime Stoppers travelled to Vernon, BC for the Annual Provincial Crime Stoppers Training Conference.- Advertisement -During this two day training conference entitled “Searching for Solutions, Not Applying Band-aids” Coordinator Rick Ekkel, President Sandy Levac, Vice President Dacia Douhaibi and Treasurer Debbie Neimi attended sessions that included information on search warrants, human trafficking, and applying new technology to the Crime Stoppers program.On the final evening of the conference an awards ceremony was held, and the Fort St. John & District Crime Stoppers board was pleased to receive the award for Best Website.The winning website was developed in partnership with Motion Media. The Fort St. John & District Crime Stoppers board would like to extend their thanks to Motion Media for coming on board to help in the creation of a new and vibrant information source. The Provincial Awards Committee heralded the website as innovative, user friendly and visually pleasing. The website features information on crimes that have occurred – both past and present, tip submission, history of the Crime Stoppers program and mug shots. The award was presented to Motion Media on May 8th to showcase in their office. You can check out this award winning website at Advertisementlast_img read more