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KANIEWSKI, MARIA (nee: Pieczurko)

first_img75, of Bayonne, passed away at home on March 7, 2017, with her family at her side. Born in Poland, Maria immigrated to the United States in 1963 where she has since resided in Bayonne. Prior to her retirement 8 years ago, she worked as a technician for the Airflyte Electronics Company of Bayonne, a position she held for more than 20 years. Maria was predeceased by her parents, Alexander and Sophie (Bondarewicz) Pieczurko and her brother George Pieczurko. Left to cherish her memory are her husband Chester Kaniewski; her sons, Robert Kaniewski and Gregory and his wife Andrea Kaniewski; her sister Stella Banek and her husband Zbigniew; her sister-in-law Lydia Pieczurko; and 4 grandchildren, Nicholas, Katelyn, Danielle, and Corinne; Also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral arrangements by DWORZANSKI & SON Funeral Home, 20 E. 22nd St.last_img read more

FloydFest ’17 Adds Leftover Salmon, TAUK & So Many More To Lineup

first_imgThe beloved FloydFest is set to return to Floyd, VA from July 26-30, complete with a lineup that features Michael Franti & Spearhead, St. Paul & The Broken Bones and Railroad Earth as headliners. Today, the festival has added a number of new artists, rounding out their lineup with some top notch performers.The newly announced musicians include Leftover Salmon, Steel Pulse, TAUK, Aaron Lee Tasjan, T Sisters, Banditos, Jon Stickley Trio, The Tillers, Alanna Royale, The Stash Band, Strange Americans, Whiskerman, The Brother Brothers, Strange Machines, Dixon’s Violin, author Howard Falco and Oakley the Greenman.You can see the full lineup below, and head to the festival’s website for more details.last_img read more

Green building projects achieve stringent certifications

first_imgTwo recent renovation projects by the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Extavour Laboratory and the Science Center – Cabot Library Projects, mark the next phase in Harvard’s commitment to green buildings with their recent achievement of the first and second LEED v4 Commercial Interiors certifications in Massachusetts and on campus. Both projects sought to modernize and enhance the learning and research experience for students and faculty while featuring progressive sustainable design strategies which help to reduce energy and water use without additional cost.For nearly two decades, the University’s facilities and project planning teams have aggressively pursued and implemented high performance, green building strategies and practices driven by the Harvard Green Building Standards and ambitious climate action goals.“We applaud Harvard University’s ongoing leadership as they take the next step in raising their commitment to green building practices by utilizing LEED v4,” said Jaime van Mourik, Vice President of Education Solutions, US Green Building Council. “Harvard continues to serve as a model for how organizations can adapt and evolve to address the changing landscape of sustainable practices with the focus on health and wellbeing. These certifications serve as great case studies on what is achievable when there are proactive environmental and green building goals in place.”In October 2014, Harvard’s Green Building Standards were updated to include LEED v4, requiring all Tier 1 capital projects (all new buildings and full building renovations) to achieve LEED v4 Gold as a minimum, a full two years before the USGBC made LEED v4 a mandatory requirement. The Extavour Laboratory (registered in September 2015) and Science Center – Cabot Library (registered in February 2016) projects both voluntarily opted to pursue the more stringent LEED v4 rating, even though they were Tier 2 projects, making their certifications that much more impressive.“For many years, FAS has been committed to reducing energy use and emissions in our buildings. We are constantly pursuing improvement through new equipment, materials, and modes of operating that make the facilities more efficient, greener and healthier,” said Michael Lichten, Associate Dean of Physical Resources and Planning at FAS. “Obtaining LEED v4 in the Science Center – Cabot Library and Extavour Laboratory projects were great achievements for the team in pursuing our goals.”LEED v4 is a more rigorous standard than its LEED 2009 predecessor, incorporating improvements in the areas of health, energy reduction, material life-cycle, and water efficiency. The goals of LEED v4 are organized into seven “impact categories.” These categories are: reverse contribution to global climate change; enhance individual human health and wellbeing; protect and restore water resources; protect, enhance, and restore biodiversity and ecosystem services; promote sustainable and regenerative material resources cycles; building a greener economy; enhance social equality, environment justice, and community quality of life.LEED v4’s expanded focus on a building’s full life-cycle pushes building teams to consider not just design and construction, but also on-going maintenance and operation of the building. Building managers are encouraged to track reductions and continuously monitor and measure in the areas of energy, water, materials, waste, and health and human experience. Read Full Storylast_img read more

DA Swanson Presents 2021 Budget To Chautauqua County Legislators

first_imgMAYVILLE – Chautauqua County District Attorney Patrick Swanson’s budget presentation last week saw no requests for additional attorneys in his office for 2021.Swanson told WNYNewsNow during a recent interview that he wasn’t seeking new attorneys, unlike in the past, due to fiscal challenges that the County, itself, was going to face because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The prosecutor doubled down on his comments when addressing members of the Chautauqua County Legislature.“Obviously, we face significant challenges this year. We were asked to cut some of our budget for 2020. We made an effort to do that,” Swanson said. “I think, if you take a look at where we are on the year, we’ve done as good as we had hoped we could do considering the circumstances.”“You all know that, year after year, I come here seeking more personnel,” he added. “I think it was abundantly clear this year that it just wasn’t a possibility. While I’d love new attorneys and an increase in staff to handle the caseload we have, I understand the reality of the circumstances that we face today.” Swanson says that his office has no open positions. He explains that he wanted to provide clarity as he’s asking for an increase of $121,000 in his personnel services, which he attributes to an increase in various raises and a “no turnover” savings.Additionally, Swanson says that his office is seeking more funds to cover the cost of insurance for his office. Overall, the department head says $164,000 of the $197,000 budget increase he’s requesting is due to costs “outside of” his control.Swanson says $9,000 would be allocated towards IT costs, allowing his attorneys to utilize various technology to help with their caseload.Chautauqua County Legislator Terry Niebel asked Swanson if there’d be any effect on the 2021 budget because of Judge David Foley’s recent dismissal of a murder indictment against Jamestown man Julio Montanez.Swanson says the 2021 DA’s budget won’t be affected at all as the case was likely going to start next year anyways. He says that the 2020 budget would only be affected if officers needed to be called in to testify, which he says that’s only if his office chooses to re-present to the grand jury.If his office chooses to appeal the ruling, Swanson states the costs would be the time an attorney spent on the appeal. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)last_img read more

August-blooming Perennials

first_imgAnnuals stay about the same or look rather tired. Most perennials no longer bloom.And it’s certainly no time to plant new things. So how can you bring life into anAugust garden? Start planning for next year! Physostegia virginiana is very, very vigorous, spreads fast and can dominate thegarden. But such beautiful lavender flowers! Plant it in sunny glades in the woods andin planters or restricted garden areas where it can’t run. If fertilized and kept fromdrought, it can be a showstopper. But it’s not for the timid gardener. Fall is the correct season to plant perennials. To have a brightly colored August garden,plan it now. Then plant it in late September, as the weather begins to cool.August-blooming perennials need extensive root systems, so plant them 10 monthsahead. You need self-sufficient perennials adapted to heat and drought for August gardens. Noplant better matches that description than Echinaceae purpurea, the purple coneflower.This plant blooms most profusely in August. It’s another butterfly attractor, with nectareven in the driest of summers. For best effect, plant 10 to 12 plants in groups. You may be surprised at how many perennials bloom in Georgia in July and August. Boltonia is an aster-like plant with blue-green foliage offsetting titanium-white flowers.It quickly forms a colony that’s easy to divide in the fall. It needs some care duringdrought but is a wonderful August-bloomer. Crocosmia ‘lucifer’ is a late-summer flowering bulb. The warmer the spring andsummer, the earlier it blooms. In general it will bloom in August if kept moist. Thegladioli-like red flowers are striking and make great cut flowers. For most people, not much goes on in the garden from mid-July through August. Fewplants bloom during that scorching time. Planting August-blooming perennials means never having to miss something new andwonderful in the garden. And since most are drought-tolerant and low-maintenance,they’re perfect for the already busy gardener. Helenium autumnale has been improved from our native species. Checkerspotbutterflies love this yellow daisy flower. And it seems to ignore the worst droughts.Plant 10-20 plants in groups for a stunning effect. Don’t feed it after the first fewweeks of spring, or it will have soft, floppy growth. You need no other tricks for success. Just plan, select the right plants and plant them atthe right time. Veronicastrum virginicum is a veronica-like perennial with beautiful white flowers. It’sbig enough to fill in large areas of an unused space in the yard. Butterflies and othercreatures love the flowers. And it imparts movement at the slightest breeze, formingwaves of white flowers. Lantana ‘Miss Huff’ is drought-tolerant and blooms best in August, as the secondbrood of tiger swallowtails flits about. This is a large bush by August, almost 5 feetaround, with up to several hundred brilliant, orange-yellow flowers. So leave spacewhen planting. Asters frikartii ‘Monch’ and novi-belgii ‘Prof Kippemburg’ are the two asters Irecommend for those new to the genus and new to planning late-summer flowers.Asters are easily grown in Georgia, provided you follow a few rules. They can’ttolerate competition from other plants. Miss Huff lantana will overwhelm an asterplanted too close. Give asters room to grow, and they’ll flower impressively fromAugust through October. Lobelia cardinalis is a great hummingbird attractor and blooms at the Newnan artfestival every August. It requires moisture and accepts shade. Never winter-mulch it, asit keeps rosette leaves all winter and needs sun to survive.last_img read more

Colombian Air Force Delivers Medical Services to the Wayúu People

first_imgBy Yolima Dussán /Diálogo March 27, 2017 A Colombian Air Force (FAC, per its Spanish acronym) C-40 plane departed from the Military Transport Air Command in Bogota on February 11th and landed in the municipality of Albania in full Jemial season. Jemial means drought in the Wayúu language. As a result, it was hot. At times the heat rose above 42 degrees Celsius. Such high temperatures can make most people sluggish and drowsy, but not the 35 passengers who stepped off the aircraft to work for two days without break or relief in the Colombian Air Force’s first series of Development Assistance Days for 2017 in Alta Guajira, Colombia. A full team of specialists — professional officers from the 3rd Air Combat Command Reserves — arrived to provide medical care in pediatrics, gynecology, general medicine, dentistry, optometry, and respiratory therapy for the indigenous peoples of the Wareware and Pirulumana reservations. The Wayúu ethnic group occupies 15,000 square kilometers and represents 50 percent of the total population in the department of La Guajira. Children, a priority for the FAC The most common medical problems seen among the close to 1,500 children and adults at the premises of the Development Assistance Day included skin, respiratory, vision, dental, and dehydration issues, as well as congenital heart disease. Sixty-eight percent of patients were children, and 45 percent of them, between the ages of one and 10, showed signs of malnutrition, undoubtedly the most widespread condition among the infant population. Malnutrition is is a problem that FAC specialists have tried to counteract through discussions with the young women of the tribes. “But because of the ancestral heritage, it will take quite some time for us to be able to change this,” said Major Andrea Carolina Archila Álvarez, deputy director of the Integral Action Department of the FAC, who has prior experience at four such assistance days in these communities. The situation that the Wayúu community faces with sanitation, poverty, and isolation is quite precarious; several of the beneficiaries have never been seen by a healthcare professional. Recognized as one of the nation’s most vulnerable populations, the Wayúu is the most populous indigenous group in Colombia. According to the most recent census in 2005, the population was 270,413, or 20 percent of the country’s indigenous people. Ninety-seven percent of the population speaks the traditional language, wayuunaiki, while 32 percent speaks Spanish. Sixty-six percent have never received any kind of formal education. Comprehensive Assistance Maj. Archila told Diálogo that for the FAC, these Development Assistance Days are no longer just about healthcare. “We have found that the vulnerable populations we visit have a wide range of needs, so we are bringing in ever more qualified personnel to deliver concrete solutions to the problems faced by these people, who are thousands of kilometers away from places where they can access services.” Maj. Archila also noted that none of the specialists from the FAC Reserves charge fees for their work during the assistance days. Other specialists from the FAC Reserves traveled with the group of health care professionals to answer questions from the community. They included legal experts as well as representatives from government entities, such as the Colombian Institute for Family Wellbeing, among others. The Department of Integral Action of the FAC is responsible for coordinating the activities. In 2016, they performed 69 missions in different parts of the country. Another 75 are scheduled for 2017. High-impact programs Assistance days are one of Integral Action’s most emblematic tools for community integration and service. However, their objective is even larger, deeper, and more strategic. This is where structuring and implementing fruitful projects and forging strategic alliances originate. “To the extent that we use sustainable alternatives to keep crime, drug trafficking, woeful healthcare services, the lack of infrastructure, and unemployment under control, we stimulate development and create living conditions that keep the population away from illicit activities,” said Maj. Archila, a pilot who, having flown many times to these vulnerable areas, became committed to their needs and transferred to the Integral Action Department, making the irreversible decision to put all of her experience at the service of these consolidation efforts. “These non-combat efforts that we are undertaking is what will really create long-term changes,” she added. Serving everyone Another equally important issue is strategic partnerships, which are an integral part of the programmed activities. The FAC knows it cannot go it alone, that it needs joint buy-in with others to roll out solutions. “During this Development Assistance Day with the Wayúu community, we had strong collaboration from government and private entities which brought in useful things such as school supplies, clothes, and personal hygiene products,” Second Lieutenant Jeison Alexander Blanco Mejía, chief of Organizational Communications for the 3rd Air Combat Command Division, told Diálogo. To get the communities to attend the health screenings, the FAC advertises in three ways. It uses its own radio stations and also partners with local stations, which is one of the most effective ways of communicating with vulnerable populations. The second way is through mayors’ offices and health departments in towns where the activities are scheduled. They rely on door-to-door distribution of flyers to get the word out. The third tool is social networks. “[Community leaders] are heroes without a cape. Their living conditions are precarious, but they are passionate about helping their communities,” 2nd Lt. Blanco said. “Their teamwork for Development Assistance Days coordinated by the FAC is very important.” During these assistance days, which run for more than 12 hours a day, military health professionals provide care to anyone who shows up. In 2017 the FAC will hold three more development assistance exercises in La Guajira. The team from the Department of Integral Action will remain active while planning, looking for resources, finding solutions, and processing medicine donations that mostly come from the United States. “Military is a synonym for service and Air Force planes are wings of hope for these communities,” Maj. Archila concluded.last_img read more

Suozzi & Zeldin Take Different Approaches to Meeting Their Constituents

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York For over three hours, freshman Congressman Tom Suozzi took questions from an overwhelmingly supportive crowd gathered at the Mid-Island Y JCC in Plainview for his first town hall event since his taking office in January. The participants ranged from a 98-year-old former Congressman to an 89-year-old refugee who fled Hitler and a seven-year-old who thought the new president is “very bad.”In the auditorium, it was standing room only as Suozzi set the ground rules for the evening. “I want to make it clear—this is not going to be a Trump rally, so nobody gets to lose their temper and punch somebody if they disagree with them!” He wanted “respectful behavior” and said that all comments should be directed only at him because “I can take it.”To keep the evening moving, Suozzi suggested they tackle four issues, starting with saving the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), the “unusual relationship between the president of the United States and Putin,” the “discriminatory” anti-Muslim travel ban and the deportation of undocumented immigrants that is “destroying neighborhoods.” Then, responding to audience suggestions, he added the environment as well as preserving Medicaid and Social Security.He even polled the crowd about how long they wanted the town hall to last—9:30 p.m. seemed to win the majority vote but Suozzi was still fielding questions from about a dozen constituents after 10 p.m. while the custodians packed up the chairs to clear out the auditorium.Suozzi’s approach to meeting his constituents was quite different from the one taken by second-term Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-Shirley), who held an hour-long teleconference from an undisclosed location on the East End. Across the country Republican Representatives who’ve dared to hold town halls during this recess have taken heat from constituents upset at the direction Congress and the White House are going.Zeldin reportedly took about a dozen questions, touching on Obamacare, gun control, Trump’s conflicts of interest and the rise of anti-Semitism. A caller identified as Joe asked him: “As an American and as a Jew, how do you condone Donald Trump’s belated condemnation of the rise of anti-Semitism that has been going on throughout his campaign and now his presidency?”Zeldin, who is Jewish, said he was critical of the president for not mentioning the plight of Jews in the administration’s recent Holocaust Remembrance Day statement.“It’s important that our statements reflect and honor and never forget the loss of millions of other people who weren’t Jewish,” he said. “I also believe it’s very important to mention the fact that Adolf Hitler and the Nazis were trying to exterminate the entire Jewish religion.”Zeldin also condemned the bomb threats against Jewish community centers across the country and the desecration of the Jewish cemetery near St. Louis. Then the same caller asked the Congressman why President Trump hadn’t visited the mosque in Texas that was firebombed on Jan. 28.“Morally it’s the right thing to do to speak out when there is intimidation, physical threats, violence, destruction of personal property—sacred personal property—speaking out at those moments is a leadership opportunity,” Zeldin replied. “Not only to connect with the people who support you, but many others who maybe didn’t vote for you.”In Plainview, the public’s outrage over President Trump’s policy pronouncements was palpable from the moment they sat down, waving anti-Trump signs, American flags, and little placards that read “Agree.” Early on, Suozzi asked the audience to raise their hands if they were Trump supporters—only one woman raised hers. Some participants were part of progressive groups like MoveOn and Indivisible, and they’d come from Queens, Nassau and Suffolk to hear him.“We have to hold the president accountable,” said Suozzi. “Things are a little scary right now.” Indeed, Suozzi praised the Mid-Island Y JCC for holding the public event in light of the nation’s Jewish centers targeted with bomb threats—“67” so far, said a lady from her seat.At several times during the evening, the town hall took on the air of a political pep rally, as Suozzi repeatedly urged the audience to go out and organize, which many Long Islanders have already done. In particular he wanted their support for what he called “New York’s Third Will Be Heard,” a volunteer action campaign drawing upon 16 neighborhood regions of the 3rd Congressional District, as shown by two billboard-size maps on display at the front of the stage. The purpose, he said, is to “take all this energy that we’ve got, all this excitement that we’ve got, and use it in a constructive fashion to do the politics to win the battles. That means writing letters to the editor, attending issues meetings, that means going to other town hall meetings, that means running for office, that means supporting people for local office, because one of the reasons the country’s ended up the way it is right now is because the Democrats have not done a good enough job organizing locally throughout this country.”He vowed to keep on pushing and fighting to get answers to the questions facing the nation as Trump settles into power.“We can’t hate the Trump supporters,” he said. “The reality is that many of them are in desperate conditions as well. They don’t realize what they’ve gotten themselves into.”He urged the activists in the audience not to underestimate their influence, referring to the Congressional Republicans’ inability to eliminate Obamacare without coming up with a valid replacement and the courts’ decision delaying Trump’s travel ban after nationwide protests sprung up against it.In response to a questioner’s concern that Russia meddled with the November election, Suozzi said it’s time for “reasonable Americans” to put the love for their country before their party and help get bipartisan support to find out what’s going on between Putin and Trump. “If you care about your country, you want to know the answer to this question,” Suozzi said. Since the McCarthy era, he noted that the Republicans have tried to paint the Democrats as “the unpatriotic ones and the Republicans as the patriotic ones, which is not true at all!”Suozzi admitted he has drawn some heat himself—even from his own political advisers—for joining a new bipartisan group of Congressmen called “the Problem Solvers Caucus,” consisting of 20 Democrats and 20 Republicans. He said working across the aisle to find common ground is going to be key in the coming years considering that the GOP controls the White House and Congress.“Right now Chuck Schumer is probably the most powerful Democrat in the United States of America because he’s the bulwark” of the opposition against the conservatives’ agenda, Suozzi said, referring to New York’s senior U.S. Senator.Perhaps the most combative moment came when a young man near the back of the auditorium demanded that Suozzi proclaim his support for Rep. Keith Ellison of Minnesota to be the next chairman of the Democratic National Committee, which will vote on Saturday in Atlanta. Suozzi refused, but he wouldn’t say who he preferred, either. “I don’t want to get into DNC politics,” he said. The contest seems to come down to Ellison, a liberal Muslim-American, and Thomas Perez, who was the secretary of Labor in the Obama administration. The majority of the audience at the JCC seemed eager to move on to other matters.“This is so powerful that you are in this room and that there are so many of you like this in places like this all over the country!” Suozzi exclaimed. “Don’t blow it by fighting against ourselves!” That response drew loud support from the audience.Among those on hand who weighed in on Obamacare were several cancer survivors and their spouses who made a passionate pitch for keeping the program in some form. One man whose wife has a pre-existing condition said that “we need to amend it, not end it.” Suozzi said he prefers single payer but “the problem is that the insurance companies and the pharmaceutical companies have much too much influence” in health care policy, which makes it harder to fix.Health care was the top topic at Zeldin’s teleconference, according to his staff who conducted a survey of those on the line. The Shirley Congressman said, “No one wants to pull the rug out from anyone who is currently covered. That is an important focus of mine.” He noted that his fellow New York Republican Representatives are working to “mitigate” the effects of an “outright repeal” because the state would stand to lose billions of dollars in Medicaid. Nor does Zeldin support measures that would weaken Social Security or Medicare.Addressing his Nassau audience’s concerns about health care, gun violence and climate change, Suozzi said the main stumbling block always boiled down to money “because if you’re not paying attention, money will always control the conversation.”Occasionally, when someone would ask Suozzi about a certain bill, he had to admit he’d only been in office “50 days.” He conceded that he and his staff were feeling “overwhelmed” trying to deal with the myriad of important issues all pressing for their attention, and he’s had “very little free time.” But he promised he would get up to speed on the particulars. In Congress he’s serving on the foreign affairs and the armed services committees.Seated in the front row across from Suozzi’s wife Helene was former Congressman Lester Wolff, 98, a Great Neck Democrat, who smiled broadly when Suozzi introduced him. Two hours later when he got up to leave, Suozzi gave him the microphone. Wolff said he was very happy to see that the seat he’d held on Long Island from 1964 to 1981 was in “good hands right now.”On the immigration issue, Anu Raj, who was born in India near New Delhi, told Suozzi that too many Americans today misunderstand what extreme vetting is. Now a citizen, she came to the country when she was 15 years old and told the JCC audience about what she went through two decades ago to enter the United States. “I was put through the ringer,” she said, and she had a green card. At one point at JFK Airport, she felt that she’d been hung upside down. It was a grueling process then, and it’s only gotten stricter, as Suozzi observed. He noticed that she was with her husband and her twin daughters, both born in the U.S., and he posed with them, sparking a round of selfies with the crowd.“One of the reasons that New York is much more understanding of immigrants and why the Muslim ban is a problem is because we’re surrounded by immigrants and Muslims!” Suozzi said. “If you go out to some places in the country where there are no immigrants and no Muslims, it’s like: ‘Get those people out of here!’ We’ve got a lot of work to do to educate people.”He pledged to fight for tolerance. “We can’t give up who we are,” he said. “This ban not only makes us less safe—it’s not who we are; it’s not who the United States of America is.”He recalled how his own father left Italy to come to America as a very young boy. “America is founded on two very fundamental principles,” he said. “All men and women are created equal. It’s not all men and women with green cards are created equal.”Wearing an Army baseball cap and seated in the front row was Harry Arlin, 89, who was born in Czechoslovakia. “I had the privilege of living briefly under Hitler and I had to run,” said Arlin. “Then I lived under Mussolini and I was incarcerated. Then I lived briefly under Stalin, and I had to run again. Now I’m living briefly under Trump. I’m too old to run again!” The crowd roared with appreciation.Despite all that’s been going on in Washington—as well as recounting his personal history (“I’ve won a lot and lost a few”)—Suozzi insisted that he believed politics was a noble profession—and he urged people to stay involved.“You know, John Kennedy used to describe himself as an idealist without illusion,” the Congressman said. “I’m not a sucker. I’m not going to fall for stuff. But I still believe in the country. I still believe in this system. I believe this is a powerful group of people that can make change. The sooner you give up on that, the sooner this country is wrecked.”Seven-year-old Zachary Aquino, a second grader at Floral Park JLC Elementary School, had to stand on his chair to make his point. Confidently taking the microphone, the youngster said, “I don’t think this is right. Having this president I think is really bad. I don’t know how this happened…It’s good that we’re here tonight. This is a really valuable time that we’ve got to get this stopped. We’ve got to do this. We cannot stop! My name is Zachary.”“Thank you, Zachary!” said Suozzi, with a smile.last_img read more

High price of going green

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Five of the best waterfront properties in FNQ

first_imgTHIS represents a rare opportunity to secure 2979m2 of beachfront land with uninterrupted views towards Double Island and Haycock Island in one of the most sought-after locations on the Queensland coast. The peaceful natural setting of this property offers escape from the rat race, while enjoying the convenience of being only a few minutes’ drive from Clifton Beach Village Shopping Centre and a few minutes more provides an excellent choice of dining, entertainment and accommodation choices at Palm Cove. 29 Arlington Esp Clifton Beach RARE FNQ FIND 30-34 Batt St, Clifton Beach3 bedrooms | 2 bathrooms | 1 garage Contact: Roz Tedge, 0424 653 717 More from newsCairns home ticks popular internet search terms2 days agoTen auction results from ‘active’ weekend in Cairns2 days ago120 Vasey Esplanade, Trinity Beach5 bedrooms | 6 bathrooms | 2 garages Price: Guide$6 million Contact: Abercomby’s, Jock Langley, 0419 530 008 Beachfront retreat. Just like a resort. FIVE BEDROOM LUXURY ON 109.2ha of mostly cleared pastures this home is bordered by the beachfront reserve and is only a few minutes to the local store and social hub. There is a stunning 450-plus square metre contemporary homestead, a manager’s cottage, 10-bay machinery shed and five guest cottages. It is connected to town water and power, and is also hardwired with a backup electricity supply. This property has opportunity for development but makes for a magnificent beachfront retreat. 1595 Bramston Beach Rd, Bramston Beach4 bedrooms | 3 bathrooms | 3 bedrooms Price: Buyers above $2,000,000 Contact: LJ Hooker Cairns Marlin Coast, Michael Skuse THIS spectacular property sits on 3298m2 of flat, full beachfront land. The house has two main living wings — the northern wing is tailored mainly for the residents of the home and the southern is perfect for guests and offers complete privacy with three further bedrooms. There is an internal heated pool with spa, a gym, games room and theatre room as well as private entrance to the office quarter. Glimpse the ocean from Batt St. SECLUDED RURAL LUXURY PALATIAL PROPERTYcenter_img Expressions of interest are currently open for the beachside estate at 120 Vasey Esplanade, Trinity Point. Supplied Trinity Beach palace. Tasteful and bright inside. The quaint fishing village of Bramston Beach has been hiding one of the region’s most-expensive properties – 1595 Bramston Beach Rd. 46-48 Kewarra St Kewarra Beach ON the southern end of Clifton Beach, this home comes with its own elevator. Yes, elevator. Which you can take downstairs to a fully self-contained lower level, two-bedroom, one- bathroom unit with a living room, a full kitchen and an enclosed balcony. Perfect for holiday letting, extended or large family, or even the teenager that wants to escape. And, there are views of Double Island from all corners of the expansive undercover entertaining area and saltwater pool and spa. OTHERWISE known as Trinity Beach Palace, the property is more resort than home. The five-bedroom, six-bathroom mansion fronts right onto the northernmost end of the popular beach and has beautifully manicured, open lawns, a swimming pool with Balinese-style thatched pagoda, a golf driving range, gym, reverse-cycle airconditioning, two street frontages and plenty of room for cars and boats. 46-48 Kewarra St, Kewarra Beach7 bedrooms | 7 bathrooms | 8 garages Contact: Elite Real Estate Services, Shira David Stern, 0428 807 757 MAIN MANSION 29 Arlington Esplanade, Clifton Beach5 bedrooms | 3 bathrooms | 5 garages Price: $1,950,000 Contact: LJ Hooker Trinity Beach, Craig Gillard, 0410 553 557 30-34 Batt St Clifton Beach Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 2:03Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -2:03 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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Sovcomflot’s nine-month loss widens on impairment

first_imgRussia’s largest shipping company Sovcomflot reported deeper losses during the first nine months of the year, despite turning a profit in the third quarter. The company reported a $300,000 profit for the third quarter, compared to a $22 million loss in 2017, however, the net loss for the first nine months reached $57.5 million, compared to $6.8 million in the corresponding period last year.The loss includes a non-cash vessel value impairment provision of $45.9 million, in the first nine months of 2018, relating to some older crude oil and oil product tankers, Sofcomflot said in its statement.During the reporting period, the tanker freight markets remained in a depressed state as vessel supply continued to outstrip vessel demand.Signs of a better balance have emerged more recently following longer-term oil price recovery and worldwide fleet removals over the second half of 2017 and the first half of 2018. These factors, in part, led to the start of a recovery in freight levels in the conventional tanker fleet towards the end of the third quarter 2018 and in the large crude vessel segments in particular.Sovcomflot noted its time charter equivalent (TCE) revenue dropped 1.5 percent from $786 million in the first half last year to $774 million during the nine-month period under review. However, during the third quarter, the TCE revenue increased 2.9 percent from $255.2 million in 2017 to $262.6 million in 2018.Commenting on the results Sergey Frank, president and CEO of PAO Sovcomflot, said, “the Offshore and Gas divisional performances remain at the core of the Group’s profitability and earnings performance, contributing now around 60% of Group’s net revenues.”He noted that recovery in the conventional tanker market and in the larger crude sector are showing encouragement for the fourth quarter.Nikolay Kolesnikov, Sovcomflot senior executive officer and CFO added that SCF’s long-term offshore and gas businesses increased their TCE revenues by 17.7 percent and 14.5 percent respectively in the nine-month period, compared with the first nine months of 2017.last_img read more