Mountain Mama on Cultivating Stillness

first_imgI’m tucking into a dark cave for the next week to birth my book. Five years after writing the first sentence, I’m finally ready to finish editing. My four-year-old son is at his dad’s house, the stack of bills paid, and my accelerated life put on hold. There’s nothing but my computer, lots of frozen pizza, chocolate, and a box of red wine.Part of me is tempted to use this unencumbered, child-free time to rush off on another adventure, to cram in as many experiences in as possible.  Another impulse, a quieter one, beckons. I crave stillness.I’ve come to the realization that sometimes doing more creates so much noise in my head that I have a difficult time discerning the meaning buried underneath all my experiences.  Piling activity upon activity numbs me to the very thing I seek – a bold life.One of my favorite author’s, Cheryl Strayed, nailed it when she wrote about negative space. “One of the basic principals of every single art form has to do not with what’s there – the music, the words, the movement, the dialogue, the paint – but with what isn’t.” She explains how the blank space, the pauses, and the stillness give meaning to art by adding impact to what is there.I spent most of my twenties and early thirties chasing the next outdoor high. From helicopter kayaking in New Zealand to a month of sea kayaking in Baja, I prioritized experiences with as few pauses as possible. That period in my life culminated with a cross-country road trip that eventually ended with me settling in Western North Carolina and solo-parenting my son. Until then, it escaped me that for my life to reach its highest potential, I must also cultivate stillness.  I’ve spent the past five years sifting through those times, sometimes resonating on a single day for months. The time I’ve spent writing about my life has added an intimacy and depth that I would have never known otherwise. Reflecting and writing has given me a certain sense of clarity about the person I was and the distance I still must travel to become the woman I want to be. Going inward has empowered me to rewrite my story, creating something I’ll be proud for my son to one day read.Sometimes sitting still can be excruciating. I’m plagued by the constant sense of missing out on something fun. I feel guilty for not using free time to be with my son or nurture friendships. By denying the on-demand access so expected in our society, I’ll be able to return in a week with a lot more to offer others. Instead of showing up tired, distracted, and exhausted, I’ll come back invigorated and fully present.That’s the true gift of going nowhere.[divider]More from Mountain Mama[/divider]last_img read more

An Innovation in Information Sharing

first_img VRMTC-A has developed a network to integrate regional capabilities with the global Maritime Safety and Security Information System, or MSSIS. This Web-centric network of data automatically broadcast by many ships helps the system’s users track the movement and location of any ship linked into the system using a Web-based common operational picture. The project allows all involved the ability to achieve three key objectives of maritime security: integrate regional capabilities, develop maritime domain awareness, and provide actionable information — the ability to detect, locate, identify, intercept and interdict transnational threats throughout the region. The integration of regional capabilities was accomplished by integrating data on vessels, cargos and crews from several sources, including U.S. and regional government agencies and commercial providers, with information from the MSSIS. Maritime domain awareness improvements were achieved by aggregating integrated regional data into one common operational picture to be shared with all participating partners. The last objective, to provide actionable information, was accomplished by using applications to analyze data for inconsistencies and communicating these results in real time through a nonclassified information sharing and collaboration environment. The analysis and detection of such inconsistencies can tip off regional maritime authorities to potentially illicit and dangerous vessels. Ten countries participated in the initial demonstration of the project’s capabilities in Valparaiso, Chile. The Transoceanic Conference in August 2009 was the forum for the demonstration attended by Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Chile, Ecuador, Mexico, Peru, Uruguay, the United States and Venezuela. A few months later, the Chilean Navy hosted a workshop in Viña del Mar to focus on VRMTC-A governance, policy and administrative issues. The workshop established an executive committee — comprised of Brazil, Chile, Peru and the United States — to address the mission and scope of the program, and created a technical working group to oversee website design and development. By June 2010, the program had achieved its objectives with minor improvements added to the system before the project’s successful completion in September 2010. The VRMTC-A system is available for operational use, and U.S. Southern Command and its regional partners are working to continue improving collaborative maritime domain awareness and information-sharing capabilities to confront regional threats. Maritime threats that arise in the Western Hemisphere are often transregional, but in past years information sharing has been limited. In an era when drug traffickers and other criminal organizations are using cutting-edge technology to transport illicit goods, nations are finding that if they share information in a common network they can more effectively track and confront new challenges. In 2007, U.S. Southern Command began a project aimed at supporting maritime security efforts and expanding information sharing and collaboration. The relatively new effort to fuse maritime domain awareness data is known as the Virtual Regional Maritime Traffic Center-Americas, or VRMTC-A. The center is the result of cooperation among USSOUTHCOM, U.S. Northern Command, the U.S. Department of Transportation and several countries in the region. By Dialogo January 01, 2011last_img read more

Innovative tourist product in Zadar / The first virtual walk through the history of Zadar with included animations

first_imgThe first virtual tour that also has animations In addition, users will have the opportunity to visit the church of St. Krševana, which is otherwise closed to the public and they see what the Zadar peninsula looks like from the air. The initial reactions are great, as he points out Wise Sestan, and shared an interesting story from today’s press conference. Namely, as a press conference was held as part of the press conference, random guests saw the employees walking around with VR glasses, and they followed them to the agency and immediately booked their tour. Genius, isn’t it? If the guest is satisfied with the destination, they will return and will return to your accommodation. Even if you do not have any direct benefit through a possible commission, in the long run everyone benefits, and most of all your guests because of the better experience and the level of quality of the destination. It is imperative in tourism, that the guest is satisfied, be our ambassador and return. A virtual walk through the history of Zadar is conceived as a walk through the city lasting 90 minutes with a stop at the 7 most important locations in the old town. “At these locations, VR glasses project attractive 360 ​​° virtual displays, object animations, sound effects and audio recording in as many as 7 world languages, while the text for the audio recording was written by the esteemed and respected Zadar professor Vinko Bakija, Ph.D. The custom design of the simple user interface allows the user to choose when to see the next point and no advanced technological knowledge is required to operate the VR glasses. In any case, a professional assistant will be available to users throughout the tour. ” points out Veronika Mudri Šestan, owner of the Magic Croatia agency. Travel agency Magic Croatia decided to present a different and almost forgotten Zadar using the advantages of modern technology. Instead of foreign guests, but also the people of Zadar themselves, schoolchildren and many others imagine what the Roman Forum looked like in the past or what the IV. The crusade to Zadar in 1202, with the help of technology, will experience the story of Zadar’s history in an interesting way. The first virtual walk through the history of Zadar is certainly a great new tourist product, and now it is up to everyone in the destinations, especially accommodation providers, to introduce their guests to this new story and experience. As with the overall offer of Zadar content, because don’t forget, the motive for coming is not accommodation, but a destination. “This is the first such virtual walk that, in addition to the 360 ​​° display, also has animations”Emphasizes Mudri Šestan and adds that instead of tourists imagining what the Roman Forum looked like or what the Church of St. Krševa looked like, they can now see it through the animations of that VR, and that jazz between imagination and visualization has been skipped. “The VR tour is intended for tourists, but also for the local population to experience Zadar in a different way. We also plan to offer tours to schools and colleges, because it is about the history of the city of Zadar, which is now presented in a new, innovative and modern way. One of the high school students tested the tour, and her reactions were great, she said, as if she had read a book, but in a new and fun way. ” says the Wise Shestan. He also adds that in this way Zadar will show that it follows global trends in the application of modern technologies in the development of tourism and offer foreign guests something innovative, but also the opportunity to visually experience over 2000 years old history of the city. As for the current tourist season in Zadar, Mudri Sestan points out that the impression is that there are slightly fewer tourists, but as the profile of tourists has changed, and to those better paying power, so he concludes that tourist traffic is the same as last year, with some fewer guests. In order to make it easier for people to visualize what Zadar looked like in the past, the Magic Croatia agency has launched virtual walks through VR glasses, which will allow tourists to go back in time and see what is otherwise impossible to see. This is the only project in the whole of Croatia that is designed to include a complete historical overview of a city through several time periods and points. On the other hand, it is the travel agencies that sell various facilities in the destination that play an important role in our tourism, where quality content is increasingly sought after, and not just the sun and sea concept. That is why it is important that the demand for additional content grows. “The demand for additional facilities is growing year by year, and we are not only offering a trip, but we are trying to add additional stories and experiences in the completed tour. For example, when we take tourists to the Plitvice Lakes National Park, we include a tour of Rastoke and other interesting local stories that are on our way. Tourists want a story, a new experience and they want to see and experience those stories that are known only to locals. So, they want an authentic experience and get to know our way and culture of living.”Concludes Mudri Šestan. We must not look only at ourselves, because the notion of destination is associated with all participants in a destination, not an individual. No one can do it alone, and it is through quality, diverse and authentic content that we can extend the season, increase tourist consumption and directly affect the satisfaction of tourists.last_img read more

Great Portland joins chase to buy back expensive bonds

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Pru to reduce Thames Valley exposure to minimise risks

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COVID-19: Satellite cities to follow Jakarta’s lead on PSBB

first_imgAs Jakarta is set to implement large-scale social restrictions (PSBB) on Friday, the capital’s satellite cities are looking to prepare their own PSBB regulations to curb the spread of COVID-19.Bogor Deputy Mayor Dedie A. Rachim praised Jakarta’s PSBB policies and said that Bogor, West Java, would seek to implement its own measures soon.“Based on the instructions of West Java’s governor, Bogor and Jakarta’s other satellite will follow suit,” he told The Jakarta Post on Wednesday. Tangerang Deputy Mayor Benyamin Davnie said the administration was calling on residents not to go the Jakarta.“Stay at home and finish your work from home,” he told the Post. Meanwhile, Tangerang regent Ahmed Zaki Iskandar told the Post that the administration was currently discussing the possibility of implementing PSBB regulations in the regency.Bekasi Mayor Rahmat Effendi echoed their sentiments, saying that he would soon bar Bekasi residents from traveling to Jakarta.Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan said on Tuesday that the capital would start implementing PSBB measures on Friday. Gatherings of more than five people will be prohibited and public transportation services will limit passenger numbers to 50 percent of capacity and restrict their operational hours from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.Topics : According to Dedie, approximately 200,000 Bogor residents travel to and from Jakarta daily using commuter lines. Meanwhile, more than 20,000 vehicles from Bogor pass through the Jagorawi toll road to go to the capital and home again every day.Similarly, Tangerang Mayor Arief R. Firmansyah said the city had sent a PSBB request to the Banten provincial administration.“Approximately 700,000 residents of Tangerang municipality commute to and from Jakarta every day,” Arief said in a statement on Wednesday.Read also: National Police detail tightened measures to combat COVID-19, support government policylast_img read more

Macron pays tribute to de Gaulle on WWII battle anniversary

first_imgThe president did not wear an anti-virus mask for the occasion to mark the battle’s 80th anniversary, but he and a handful of other participants observed a safe social distance. Europe has been hard hit by the coronavirus outbreak, with more than half the global death toll of over 300,000 in what is described as the biggest crisis since WWII.The health emergency has seen the continent, and much of the rest of the world, impose strict lockdowns that have devastated economies to an extent not seen in peace time.Eighty years ago, de Gaulle launched a resistance army from abroad as France’s wartime leader Philippe Petain capitulated to the Nazis, which occupied large swathes of the country.The general-turned president is a personal hero of Macron, who features de Gaulle’s war memoirs on his desk in his official photograph, and had the Cross of Lorraine — a symbol of the Free French Forces — added to the logo of the Elysee Palace.Sunday’s event was Macron’s first official outing unrelated to the coronavirus outbreak in over two months.He will mark two more de Gaulle anniversaries this year — his Appeal of 18 June from exile in London for French citizens to resist, and the 50th anniversary of the general’s death on November 9. It is near the site of the Battle of Montcornet, where French fighters inflicted heavy losses on German troops and briefly stalled their advance before ultimately being defeated.Though lost, the battle is considered one of few effective counter-attacks by French soldiers against the Nazis, and de Gaulle himself later said it was the moment that hope returned to the campaign.Even as the Paris government of the day capitulated before the German military might, a then-unknown colonel de Gaulle embodied the French spirit: “Fiercely free and proud, determined and unwavering,” said Macron.He laid a wreath at a monument honoring France’s war dead, and commended the military bravery that ultimately allowed the country to shake off its Nazi occupation. President Emmanuel Macron paid tribute Sunday to World War II resistance hero Charles de Gaulle at the site of a key battle he said epitomized French resilience in the face of overwhelming odds.Macron took time out from directing the country’s latest battle, against the coronavirus, to hail his predecessor’s courage in taking the fight to Nazi soldiers sweeping across western Europe in the early years of the war. “De Gaulle tells us that France is strong when it knows its destiny, when it stays united, when it searches the path of cohesion…” Macron said in the town of La-Ville-aux-Bois-les-Dizy in northeast France.center_img Topics :last_img read more

From scandal to accusations of disloyalty, S.Korea’s new point men on North have dramatic past

first_imgBoth of them have a dramatic history with North Korea.A former businessman, Park was sentenced to three years in prison for helping the late President Kim Dae-jung arrange for Hyundai, which was operating North Korea businesses, to send $450 million to Pyongyang.Hyundai said the money was for business rights, but the court ruled the payment was to facilitate the inter-Korean summit in 2000 with leader Kim Jong Il, and came through the NIS.Park served about eight months in prison before he was pardoned. South Korean President Moon Jae-in’s new point men on North Korea face a daunting challenge: they must engineer a breakthrough in strained ties amid public scrutiny of their history with Pyongyang, which once landed them in prison.Moon this week appointed Park Jie-won as director of the National Intelligence Agency (NIS) and Lee In-young as the unification minister, seeking to cement progress with North Korea as a major legacy in his final two years in office.The two men, both longtime lawmakers, are key advocates of Moon’s drive for inter-Korean rapprochement, but their political pasts rekindled the controversies and debates that have shaped Seoul’s relations with Pyongyang. Park, 78, said at his confirmation hearing on Monday that the payment was “inappropriate” and that he complied with the court ruling, but the verdict was wrong because the money was wired by Hyundai without his knowledge.Opposition lawmakers said Park’s appointment could send the wrong message to Pyongyang and Washington. Moon is trying to restart inter-Korean economic projects even as nuclear negotiations have stagnated.The NIS could play a catalytic role in behind-the-scenes negotiations with the North, but the agency’s opaque structure has triggered calls for overhaul. Many former directors and senior officials have been imprisoned for illegal political meddling.”I don’t believe the government would seek illicit financial transactions for another summit, but there would be greater temptations to resort to an abnormal approach in finding a breakthrough with North Korea,” said Cho Tae-yong, an opposition lawmaker who was formerly a deputy national security adviser and nuclear negotiator.Park vowed to transparently carry out policy and steer clear of illegal activity.”I would help bring a breakthrough in inter-Korean relations and respond with reform that cleans up the dark side of the NIS’ history,” he told Moon during an appointment ceremony on Wednesday.Lee, 56, was a prominent democracy campaigner who led a student activist group in the 1980s seen by some as revering North Korea’s founding father Kim Il Sung and his “juche,” or self-reliance, ideology.He was sentenced to one and a half years in prison in 1988 on charges of possessing North Korean propaganda materials and hosting protests that might cause “social unrest,” but was pardoned six months later.”When I was young, our primary cause was to accomplish unification, because dictators exploited the national division to persecute us democracy activists,” Lee told Reuters in 2018. “Some people called us North followers but that’s not true, though we might have a warmer heart than others toward the North and greater patience to achieve peace.”During his confirmation hearing on Friday, Lee faced off with lawmaker Thae Yong-ho, a North Korean defector, who questioned whether Lee still harbored belief in the juche philosophy, prompting angry denials.Some human-rights activists also criticized Lee for defending the Unification Ministry’s controversial decision to revoke the licenses of defector groups that send anti-Pyongyang propaganda leaflets to the North. center_img Topics :last_img read more

Revealed: The 10 Brisbane suburbs in which to buy property in 2020

first_imgRussell Duplock and Larissa Lawrence, with their dog, Kevin, at the investment property they recently purchased in Stafford Heights. Photographer: Liam Kidston.THEY are called the up-and-comers; suburbs that buyers may have turned their noses up at five years ago, but which now have the potential to boom. Brisbane’s housing market is ripe for investment as cheap money, buyer confidence and a lack of supply drive demand for property.Industry experts are saying now is the time to buy, so using their tips, The Courier-Mail has compiled a list of the 10 best suburbs in which to buy property in 2020.The results are based on criteria such as infrastructure, public transport, dining precincts, buyer demand, school catchments, neighbouring suburbs, capital growth and affordability.And so as not to ignite a turf war, the chosen Brisbane suburbs are a mix of north and south locations. Distance from CBD: 8km Median house price: $785,000 Carina Heights set some records last year at the entry level price range, which has pushedthe average house price higher, to $667,500, according to Realestate.com.au — not bad for a suburb that once struggled to crack an average of $600,000. “It’s the first-home buyers, the investors and, interestingly, the upsizers who have been attracted to this little pocket in the south,” independent buyer’s agent Wendy Russell said.“Knock-downs and rebuilds are on the minds of home buyers who see value in Carina Heights now that an average house in neighbouring Camp Hill will set you back a whopping $220,000 more, at an average of price of $910,000.”Ms Russell said she believed Carina Heights would continue to see the knock-on effects of being the next suburb over from blue-chip suburbs of Camp Hill and Norman Park. This five-bedroom house at 6 Birdwood Rd, Carina Heights, is for sale for offers of more than $750,000. 3. EVERTON PARK Median house price: $605,000 Number of house sales in past 12 mths: 60 1. BRIDGEMAN DOWNS Median house price: $685,000 This five-bedroom, three-bathroom house at 9 Terraldon Place, Bridgeman Downs, is on the market for offers of more than $845,000. 2. CARINA HEIGHTS Number of sales: 81 Median house price: $572,500 Median house price: $611,000 Distance from CBD: 8km Distance from CBD: 10km In Greater Brisbane the suburb of Loganholme has experienced strong growth in its median house price in recent months, according to Real Estate Institute of Queensland (REIQ) southern Brisbane zone chair Rebecca Herbst.“The attraction of Loganholme is its easy accessibility to the M1, whether you work in Brisbane’s CBD, or are heading to the Gold Coast on the weekend,” Ms Herbst said.“Lifestyle is easy, the Logan Hyperdome is close by and the houses are affordable. It is easy to pick up a nice home for between $350,000 and $450,000.”Other suburbs in Logan City that have experienced above average price growth and have further capital growth potential include Crestmead and Hillcrest.“In Crestmead, affordability is the key,” Ms Herbst said. “Where else can you pick up a three-bedroom brick home for $250,000, only 30 minutes and 30km from the Brisbane CBD?”Agent comparison site OpenAgent found Logan had some of the highest rental yields for houses, with Logan Central at 6.49 per cent.Damian Piotto of Ray White Marsden said Logan was ideal for investors, particularly those from interstate.“Entry-level housing is always appealing, especially to interstate investors when they compare local house prices — NSW in particular — and see significant value long-term,” Mr Piotto said.“Rental returns are always going to be strong with the area located right in the middle of Brisbane and the Gold Coast, great public and private schooling, and the blue-collar industry within a 10 minute drive of these areas.” This three-bedroom house at 4 Ceduna St, Loganholme, is for sale for offers of more than $345,000. 7. MANSFIELD 4. FERNY GROVE Number of sales: 204 Number of sales: 60 Distance from CBD: 9km Number of sales: 115 Distance from CBD: 13km This under-the-radar suburb was once only considered for prestige, rural residential properties, but is evolving into a solid investor option, according to ASPIRE Property Advisor Network.“Increasing rents, falling vacancies, a rising population and affordable property optionsare the gold standard when it comes to selecting promising investment locations andBridgeman Downs ticks all those boxes,” ASPIRE managing director Richard Crabb said.“Most long-term Brisbane residents probably wouldn’t think of Bridgeman Downs asan investor enclave, because it is so tightly held at approximately 85 per cent or moreowner-occupied, but this is exactly why we have pegged it as a great investmentopportunity.”Latest figures from SQM Research, a data company, show that the rental vacancy rate in Bridgeman Downs tightened from 4.5 per cent in November 2016 to 3.2 per cent in November 2019.“A combination of rising rents and tightening vacancies is a key indicator ofinvestment income growth potential,” Mr Crabb said.He said the suburb’s population had grown about 13 per cent over the past five years. Median house price: $550,000 Distance from CBD: 14kmcenter_img Median house price: $667,500 Distance from CBD: 11km Median house price: $395,000 Number of sales: 110 Distance from CBD: 13km Distance from CBD: 10km Median house price: $620,000 Keep following the train line northwest and buyers with a budget of $600,000 or less will find Keperra. Ms Russell said the flow-on effect from the suburb’s neighbour, Mitchelton, should guarantee property prices in Keperra rise this year. “Just 10km from the CBD and with the train at your doorstep, the suburb is certainly an affordable option for first-home buyers looking to enter the market,” she said. This three-bedroom house at 3 Corrigan St, Keperra, is on the market for offers of more than $525,000. 6. LOGANHOLME School catchments are all the rage in Brisbane and one of the most sought-after includes Mansfield.Ranking number 2 in the 2019 Better Education Top 100 Public High Schools inBrisbane, with a state overall score of 99, the Mansfield State High School catchment has become a hot spot for families.Property Club president Kevin Young said homes in good school catchments could command an extra 10 per cent weekly rent, compared with suburbs outside the catchment area.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus10 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market10 hours ago“The focus on property buyers moving forward is to identify new investment in schools that will boost demand for homes in the local area,” Mr Young said.“With the start of a new school year, it is timely that property buyers in Queensland start to target areas where government is going to invest significant amounts of money in new educational facilities, which will boost the future demand for housing in these areas.” This three-bedroom, two-bathroom house at 25 Cornflower St, Mansfield, is for sale. 8. OXLEY Median house price: $625,000 Number of sales: 112 Number of house sales in past 12 mths: 137 Distance from CBD: 29km Let’s not forget Brisbane’s southwest, where one suburb to watch is Oxley. A train ride from Oxley Station to Brisbane Central takes about 27 minutes and with an average house price of $572,500 it should be on the watch list for first-home buyers and investors. “With neighbouring house prices up to $360,000 more (Corinda, $787,000, Sherwood, $932,500 and Graceville, $912,000), Oxley has the recipe for growth as an outlyingsuburb on the train line with an affordable entry price for homebuyers,” Ms Russell said. This four-bedroom house at 5 Turnberry Close, Oxley, is on sale for $515,000. 9. STAFFORD HEIGHTS If you haven’t checked out the newly opened ‘foodie laneway’ — Everton Plaza’s Park Lane, you’re missing out.Described as the foodie epicentre for northsiders, Everton Park has hit the mark when it comes to attracting those who enjoy the café/foodie lifestyle, but don’t want to head intothe city to get it. Ms Russell said lifestyle suburbs attracted home buyers and renters.“Keep an eye on this little northside suburb because at an average house price of $605,000, it will undoubtedly attract the attention of investors and first-home buyers in 2020,” she said. This four-bedroom house at 14 Stromlo St, Everton Park, is for sale for offers of more than $599,000. Stafford Heights popped up on the radar of buyers in 2019 because of its affordability and accessibility.“With an average house price of $611,000 it’s hard to pass up this suburb as an alternative to the more expensive neighbouring areas of Kedron and Gordon Park that had their day when the M6 Tunnel opened,” Ms Russell said.She said the suburb’s proximity to Prince Charles Hospital and Westfield Chermside Shopping Centre made it appealing, along with the fact it was flood-prone.“Stafford Heights could very well be in for continued growth in 2020 with so many ticks against it’s name — affordable, accessible and it doesn’t flood,” Ms Russell said.Russell Duplock and Larissa Lawrence recently bought an investment property in the suburb through Ms Russell.“We liked the general feel of Stafford Heights,” Mr Duplock said. “There are a lot of young families in the area and a lot of property renovations happening too.”Mr Duplock said the property was in a good school catchment and close to shops and restaurants, which he hoped would support capital growth.“I feel Stafford Heights in the next couple of years is going to go well, considering it’s still affordable,” he said.The couple also had no trouble leasing the property.“We had four applications from the first open home and had it rented two days after, so plenty of interest,” Mr Duplock said. This three-bedroom, one-bathroom house at 335 Webster Rd, Stafford Heights, is on sale for offers of more than $515,000. 10. WYNNUM Ferny Grove has experienced a 23 per cent rise in views per home listing on Realestate.com.au, a property listings website, over the past quarter as buyers start to realise its potential. Realestate.com.au chief economist Nerida Conisbee said the suburb was well catered for when it came to schools and parkland. “It also has a train station, which is popular with buyers,” Ms Conisbee said. “With a median of $620,000 it is a bit more affordable and is a price point that is appealing to investors.” This six-bedroom house at 70 Falconglen Place, Ferny Grove, is for sale for offers of more than $769,000. 5. KEPERRA Number of sales: 95 Number of sales: 10 The bayside suburb of Wynnum offers lifestyle, infrastructure and affordability. InSynergy chief property investment advisor Richard Sheppard said investors should consider the middle and outer rings of Greater Brisbane for houses, because the boom had largely started in the inner-ring housing suburbs and was rippling its way out.Mr Sheppard said Wynnum, and the neighbouring suburbs of Manly and Lota, had strong market fundamentals that would underpin property price performance in the years ahead.“That’s because, not only are they in the middle to outer ring areas, they offerlifestyle while also being close to new and expanding infrastructure like the airportand port, as well as road upgrades that will improve access to the CBD,” he said. This three-bedroom house at 8 Madgwick St, Wynnum, is on the market for offers of more than $565,000.last_img read more

Diane Shirl Schuck

first_imgDiane Shirl Schuck, of Aurora, Indiana, passed away March 20, 2017 in Aurora, Indiana.She was born October 19, 1947 in Carlisle, PA, daughter of Betty P. Nelson.Diane worked as a Cashier for Bob Evans Crestview, KY for over 20 years, and also for Golden Corral in Lawrenceburg from the time it opened up until it closed.She used to dress up as the Easter Bunny at the Lions club. The thing Diane loved the most, was spending everyday with her family.Surviving are her mother, Betty P. Nelson of Carlisle, PA; daughters, Jackie (Dave) Evans of West Chester, OH, Stacey (Tom) Stine of Hebron, KY, Cindy (Mike) McAndrew of Lawrenceburg, IN; siblings, John (Diane) Nelson of Carlisle, PA, Blair (Chris) Harry of Carlisle, PA; grandchildren, Megan Evans, David Evans, Kendra McAndrew and Blake McAndrew.She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Schuck and a brother, James Nelson.Friends will be received Saturday, March 25, 2017 from 12:00-2:00 pm at the Rullman Hunger Funeral Home, 219 Mechanic Street, Aurora, Indiana.Services will be held at the Funeral Home at 2:00 pm.Interment will follow in the River View Cemetery, Aurora, Indiana.Contributions may be made to the Main Street Aurora. If unable to attend services, please call the funeral home office at (812) 926-1450 and we will notify the family of your donation with a card.visit:www.rullmans.comlast_img read more