Brisbane project named best development in the country

first_imgBotanica Residences by ARIA Property Group. Picture: SuppliedMore from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this homeless than 1 hour agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor6 hours ago“ Further, the finishes and attention to detail within our apartments are unparalleled,” he said.UDIA Qld President Stephen Harrison said the national president’s award “crowns this development the best in the country” with Botanica Residences now a benchmark for urban renewal.“The project includes impressive sustainability features such as the application of 120 solar panels installed as a vertical facade treatment and this, combined with fantastic resident amenities, such as private dining and cinema rooms with indoor/outdoor health and wellbeing facilities won the judges over.” UDIA AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE WINNERS: Botanica Residences by ARIA Property Group has Queensland’s largest green wall. Picture: SuppliedThe coveted award came after Botanica Residences picked up the gong for the best high density development in the country – a category where it went up against Anadara & Alexander – Lendlease’s Barangaroo South project in New South Wales and Piccolo’s Upper House project in Victoria.The project – which has been completed on the corner of Edmondstone and Boundary Streets in South Brisbane – has 179 apartments across 20 levels, and some of the best green credentials around including Enviro-Development accreditation from the UDIA, full 6 leaf certification and UDIA national president Michael Corcoran said the awards recognised the ‘best of the best’ in an industry dedicated to producing the best possible products for home buyers, surrounding communities and the environment. PRESIDENT’S AWARD: Botanica Residences by ARIA Property Group QLD CATEGORY WINNERS: Affordable Development: Lifestyle Hastings by Lifestyle Communities VIC Environmental Excellence: Osprey Waters by Mirvac WA High Density Development: Botanica Residences by ARIA Property Group QLD Urban Renewal: Tonsley by Renewal SA Seniors Living: Mark Moran Vaucluse by Mark Moran Group NSW Medium Density Development: The Barkly by ID_Land VIC Residential Development: Fairwater by Frasers Property Australia NSW Masterplanned Development: Blakes Crossing by Lendlease SA (Source: UDIA Awards for Excellence 2017) Botanica Residences by ARIA Property Group: UDIA National President’s Award winner. Picture: Suppliedcenter_img Botanica Residences by ARIA Property Group is the country’s best development project, taking out the top gong at the UDIA National Awards for Excellence. Picture: SuppliedA 20-LEVEL Brisbane apartment project has been named the best development in the country, winning a coveted national award ahead of hundreds of others.ARIA Property Group’s South Brisbane project, Botanica Residences, was won the Urban Development Institute President’s Award, making it the best of the best of around 500 projects across the country. Aria Property Group managing director Tim Forrester, UDIA national president Michael Corcoran and Aria Property Group design manager Simon White at the UDIA national awards where Botanica Residences took the top gong. Picture: SuppliedAria Property Group design manager Simon White said the team was “extremely proud” and “delighted” with the awards.“We are delighted that our unwavering commitment to quality has been recognised in this forum. We were even more honoured to win The President’s Award which is the highest accolade bestowed by the UDIA, representing the Best of the Best in all developments and categories.”He said Aria was a strong believer in delivering the highest quality amenity for residents including its exclusive residents’ rooftop clubs with private dining rooms, theatres, gyms and yoga spaces.last_img read more

Dare Offers scholarship to 5-year-old Boxing Sensation

first_imgIn line with his avowed mandate of discovering young talents and nurturing them to stardom, Youth and Sports Development Minister Mr. Sunday Dare has offered a scholarship to five-year-old boxing sensation Ayomide Adeyemo. Dare’s grassroots development agenda had led to the discovery of young boxer Shekinat,a swimmer Nicknamed Fish and the Yakubu sisters dubbed the Williams sisters of Nigerian tennis for their prowess on the tennis courts.Dare who refers to himself as the ‘Chief Talent Hunter’ said he was moved by a viral video of the young talented boxer. “Sequel to the viral video of a talented baby boy boxer on the PUNCH Newspaper’s social media pages, I will be putting the baby in a boxing academy for further growth and also sponsor his education. Some financial stipends will be given for the upkeep of the lad as well.”Advertisement Loading… The five-year-old Ayomide is so talented that she could be a future Olympian as she would be properly groomed and monitored. The young boxer will be under the tutelage of his father Mr Adeyemo acting as his trainer.In line with Dare’s vision of ensuring that athletes combine sports with education,Olamide will be training after school at their residence in Baruwa area of Lagos State. Read Also:Crown FC Appreciate Sunday Dare for Repairing Stadium Pavilion Penultimate week in Ibadan, Dare had also offered a scholarship to a young football supporter during the finals of the Unity Football Club competition at the Obafemi Awolowo Stadium in Ibadan. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted Content6 Extreme Facts About HurricanesBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemA Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of ArtCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right Now9 Movie Scenes That Got Re-Shot And Saved The Whole MovieBest Car Manufacturers In The WorldWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?A Museum To Rihanna’s Glory Could Soon Be Opened7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The World7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Animelast_img read more

Rep Cox posts perfect voting record for first year in office

first_img For the entirety of her first year in office as a state representative, Rep. Laura Cox didn’t miss a single vote in 2015.“I take this position and the duties it entails as a very serious responsibility,” said Rep. Cox, R-Livonia. “When I was first elected to be a representative for our community, I made a commitment to ensure that all of our voices are heard on every issue.”In addition to making tough decisions on all 504 roll-call votes in 2015, Rep. Cox continues to serve as chair of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on General Government, vice chair of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Judiciary and as a member of the House Appropriations Committee.Rep. Cox said her efforts are focused on creating sensible legislation that moves Michigan forward.“Legislation is often very difficult to create. Introducing a single bill can warrant weeks, or even months of preparation,” Rep. Cox said. “I’m extremely proud of my work on all seven pieces of legislation that I’ve introduced this year.”Residents in the Livonia area with questions or concerns about state government are encouraged to contact Rep. Cox’s office by phone at 517-373-3920 or by email at LauraCox@house.mi.gov.### Categories: Cox News,News 07Jan Rep. Cox posts perfect voting record for first year in officelast_img read more

This weeks Prime Day was Amazons biggest day e

first_imgThis week’s ‘Prime Day’ was Amazon’s biggest day ever for global sales of its own branded devices, according to the e-retail giant.The discount shopping day saw Amazon sell more than 2.5 times more Amazon Fire TV devices compared to Prime Day last year, with its Fire TV Stick the best-selling Amazon device globally.“Amazon today announced customer orders surpassed Prime Day 2015 by more than 60% worldwide and more than 50% in the US It was also the biggest day ever for Amazon devices globally and record Prime Day for each Amazon device category including Fire TV, Fire tablets, Kindle e-readers and Alexa-enabled devices,” said the company.Amazon did not break out sales figures for its own devices, but it did reveal that globally more than 90,000 TVs were purchased on Prime Day 2016.last_img read more

Researchers identify enzymes that protect people from diabetic kidney disease

first_imgWe were able to replicate the findings of the elevated PKM2 in those with good kidney function in both type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Also, through the plasma proteomic and metabolomic studies in the Medalists, we found that there’s this amyloid precursor protein, or APP, that shows up as a potential protective factor against diabetic kidney disease.”Hetal Shah, MD,MPH, Research Associate at Joslin Diabetes Center Related StoriesCommon metric may not accurately assess kidney function of Indian patientsNew imaging probe allows earlier detection of acute kidney failureBordeaux University Hospital uses 3D printing to improve kidney tumor removal surgeryThe identification of APP as a possible protective factor was surprising, considering its main known association is an increased risk for Alzheimer’s disease.”[But it also seems to be] potentially protective in multiple vulnerable tissues in people with diabetes. With that said, we would need further studies to confirm this,” says Dr. Shah.Understanding the DKD protective factors could have clinical implications. If a biomarker circulates in the bloodstream, it could allow doctors to perform a simple blood test to determine a patient’s risk for developing DKD. They could then create personalized intervention courses.Once the protective mechanisms are explicitly mapped, they could even be used as therapeutic targets.”Diabetic kidney disease is a devastating disease,” says Dr. Gordin. “It is a powerful driver of cardiovascular disease, and also, eventually, mortality. We have urgent need to find something to help these people. All [these studies] take time, but this is very promising.”Source:Joslin Diabetes CenterJournal reference:Shah, H. et al. (2019) Characterization of Glycolytic Enzymes and Pyruvate Kinase M2 in Type 1 and 2 Diabetic Nephropathy. Diabetes Care. doi.org/10.2337/dc18-2585 Reviewed by James Ives, M.Psych. (Editor)May 21 2019A new study from Joslin Diabetes Center has proven that certain biological protective factors play a large role in preventing diabetic kidney disease in certain people. The study was published today in Diabetes Care.This study built on the findings from a 2017 Joslin Medalist Study of protective factors and diabetic kidney disease (or DKD). The 2017 study focused on Joslin Medalists- people who have had diabetes for more than 50 years with little to no complications. The Medalists who never developed kidney disease had higher levels of a group of enzymes involved in glucose metabolism than people who did develop kidney disease.The research team was led by Hetal Shah, MD,MPH, Research Associate at Joslin Diabetes Center and HMS Instructor in Medicine, Daniel Gordin, MD, PhD, Adjunct faculty at Joslin and Associate Professor at University of Helsinki, Finland, and George King, MD, Joslin Senior Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer and HMS Professor in Medicine,In their new study, Drs. Shah, Gordin and King were able to show that protective factors are also present in kidney-disease-free people with shorter-duration type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes. This finding indicates that these enzymes, and one in particular known as PKM2, play a strong protective role against kidney disease. The enzymes could be used as both biomarkers and, potentially, targets for DKD intervention.Kidney disease is a major concern for people with diabetes. But not everyone with type 1 diabetes develops DKD. The fact that Joslin Medalists have such low rates of complications has intrigued researchers’ worldwide.”That built up the rationale that there must be something protecting these people from diabetic kidney disease. This would explain how these individuals have been able to live with insulin dependent diabetes for so many years,” says Dr. Gordin.The researchers set out to investigate three questions related to the 2017 discovery. First- was PKM2 protective in non-Medalists? Second- was PKM2 circulating in the Medalists’ plasma, or was it only found in the kidney? And third- do the Medalists have any other protective factors to be explored?To answer the first question, they studied the postmortem kidneys donated by people in all of the cohorts they wanted to investigate. For the second question, they used cutting edge proteomic and metabolomic techniques to study the circulating plasma of Medalists. For the third question, they looked at the plasma and identified a number of metabolites and proteins that were also elevated. They mapped the associated genetic pathways to understand the cause and effect of the elevations.last_img read more