Tower with 1,003 trees and 20k plants looks to break record

first_img RBA holds but mortgage ‘rates keep tumbling’ More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus9 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market9 hours agoAria development Manager Michael Hurley said Brisbane had Australia’s best climate conditions. “In time we want Brisbane to be mentioned in the same breath as Singapore as a global leader in green buildings and sustainability.” The project hoped to spark a new age for designers of cityscapes here.He said the Urban Forest would go beyond what cities like Singapore – the international benchmark for green urban centres and sustainable architecture – which targeted up to 200 per cent of site area covered by foliage. “The Urban Forest will achieve 292 per cent green coverage ratio,” he said.The proposal also included the Glenelg Street park featuring a stage, outdoor classrooms, amphitheatre and event space, with a floating canopy bridge between columns and above the park. Rudd quits CBD penthouse Tourist hotspot hits market just as borders set to open How to live like TV star Sophie Monk Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 2:56Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -2:56 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenCOVID-19: Spring property predictions 202002:57 Crowe’s former bingo island up for grabs MORE REAL ESTATE NEWS: Aria and Koichi Takada Architects lodged a development application for ”The Urban Forest” in Brisbane.Queensland could become home to the “greenest residential building in the world” – an apartment tower with a vertical park housing 1,003 trees and over 20,000 plants inside it.Award-winning developers Aria teamed up with Koichi Takada Architects to try and knock the socks off urban planners to get the project over the line – lodging a development application last Friday with Brisbane City Council for “The Urban Forest”. MORE REAL ESTATE NEWS: The project was aimed at sparking mass greening of Brisbane.The Urban Forest would have over 1,000 trees “living, breathing” on 2.750sq m – which was significantly more than Musgrave Park’s 154 trees over 43,300sq m.Koichi Takada, who has worked across Tokyo, Shanghai, Los Angeles, Mexico City and Doha, said the groundbreaking development was part of “promoting naturalising our cities”.“I believe that the Urban Forest will change the way we live. We designed away the barrier between the building and nature. The result is the greenest residential building with generous ‘backyards in the sky’ and offers a healthier way to live.” Each unit was expected to have large balcony space creating backyards in the sky.The vision was to inspire the next generation to work towards “mass greening” of cities, he said.Apart from the tower’s mass planting inside it, the project also proposes that a green spine be created connecting Musgrave Park with South Bank, as well as a new 1,350sq m public park at the base of the building, over half of which would be publicly accessible.The biggest plus for potential residents would be average balcony sizes of 28sq m, aiming to be “the most liveable apartments in the world”, according to Aria design manager, Simon White. Large sections of a ground level park would be publicly accessible.“We want to celebrate Brisbane’s subtropical climate and bring the traditional backyard experience into each apartment. High ceilings, oversized terraces and lush greenery embrace Brisbane’s identity and encourage residents to enjoy their own backyard in the sky.” There would also be large communal recreation facilities amounting to more than 13sq m per unit in the tower, as well as landmark public art and lighting design in line with Brisbane’s City of Light initiative. “We want the Centre to promote the building and Brisbane as a global city, demonstrating what pioneering urban development actually represents” he said.The design also proposes a two storey rooftop residents amenity space with pools, wellness area, fitness centre, lounges, private dining rooms, boardrooms, workspaces, games rooms and wine bars.Aria is set to complete stage one of Fish Lane Town Square – a new public park, retail and event space in the heart of South Brisbane late this year. The project converted 50 fenced off car parks into “high quality landscaped public realm”. FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON FACEBOOKlast_img read more

Pontevedra village execs charged over SAP

first_imgThree complainants reported to the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG)-Negros Occidental Provincial Field Unit 6 alleging that the selection of SAP beneficiaries in Barangay Don Salvador Benedicto was manipulated to favor certain relatives and close associates of the respondents. The respondents could not be reached for comment as this was being written. The charges filed by CIDG-Negros Occidental against the respondents were for violation of Republic Act 3019 or the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act and Republic Act 11469 or the Bayanihan to Heal as One Act. According to CIDG-Negros Occidental which conducted an investigation, some SAP beneficiaries were not qualified, while some “poorest of the poor” families were not able to claim emergency cash assistance. A separate administrative complaint for violation of Republic Act 6713 (Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards for Public Officials and Employees) would also be filed before the Office of the Ombudsman. BY DOMINIQUE GABRIEL BAÑAGA BACOLOD City – Three officials and employees of Barangay Don Salvador Benedicto in Pontevedra, Negros Occidental face criminal charges related to the distribution of the emergency cash assistance under the national government’s Social Amelioration Program (SAP). Charged before the Provincial Prosecutors Office by the CIDG were village chairman Willy Fernandez Palermo, councilman Edgar Bandon Berdan, barangay treasurer Jinky Pobresa, barangay health worker Virginia Zamora, barangay nutrition scholar Jonalyn Samuldea, and child development worker Mary Grace Eslabon. As of July 8, the number of barangay officials and persons in Western Visayas that the CIDG had filed charges over SAP reached 128./PNlast_img read more

Local police attend seminar to better understand PTSD

first_imgBATESVILLE, Ind. – Local police agencies are becoming better suited to respond to cases involving a person suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).The Batesville Police Department hosted a training seminar at the Ivy Tech campus in Batesville on Thursday that included local and state law enforcement agencies, hospitals, schools and EMT’s.Seminar instructor Silouan Green was involved in a jet training accident while serving in the U.S. Marine Corp. Silouan suffered a broken back and his co-pilot was killed.The veteran has since launched multiple businesses and an organization devoted to PTSD victims.“A survivor of a tragic jet crash as a US Marine and someone who overcame severe PTSD, he understands personally the kind of issues veterans face coming home and how to respond to them,” Batesville Police Chief Stan Holt said.The class was held to allow officers to better understand the disorder and prepare to respond to threatening situations.“Combat veterans and police officers have similar lifetime rates of conditions like PTSD, and a resilient police department is the best way to prepare to respond to veterans,” stated Holt.The seminar was conducted by the Public Agency Training Council of Indianapolis which is the largest privately held law enforcement training company in the nation.last_img read more

Berry impresses with Benton County checkers

first_imgVINTON, Iowa (April 24) – Tom Berry Jr. was impressed by the quality of drivers he raced with each and every night out this season, in his first 11 Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modified starts in Nebraska and Iowa.On Sunday, the Medford, Ore., native impressed with his first Hawkeye State win at Benton County Speedway.After starting second, Berry worked his way out front of a star-filled field and took the checkers with J.D. Auringer, Scott Hogan, Ronn Lauritzen, Patrick Flannagan and Darin Duffy scored in that order behind him.“The car got better and we hit our marks,” said Berry, who found the best bite on the higher line in turns three and four. “We built a new car and once we get this thing figured out, it’s going to be a rocket ship.”He chatted with Auringer, a former track champion, for half an hour in the pits at Vinton after the races.“I was really impressed with how he drove. It was about the best I’d ever seen,” Berry said. “There are so many good drivers here. Everybody is fast.”Part of the infusion of West Coast talent to the Midwest – Arizona speedsters Ricky Thornton Jr. and Tim Ward will also race in and around Iowa this summer – Berry is living in Boone and work­ing at Toby Kruse’s Marshalltown Speedway during the week.He’s planning to race Fridays at Marshalltown, Saturdays at Hamilton County Speedway and Sun­days at Benton County, with occasional midweek trips to Southern Iowa Speedway on Wednes­days and Kossuth County Speedway on Thursdays and as many specials as he can fit into his schedule.“I’ve never run for points before. That’s something we’re going to play by ear,” said Berry. “We’ve already been able to run more specials (including two nights of Spring Nationals at Beatrice and the last three Frostbuster Week events) than we would have all year on the West Coast.”A third trip to the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s is on Berry’s sched­ule in September. He’ll continue sharpening his skills against the locals until returning home to Oregon later in the fall.last_img read more

25 years of great memories: Final checkers fly on July 3 for Hogan Memorial

first_imgThe 25th and final Hogan Memorial is Wednesday, July 3 at Benton County Speedway in Vinton. With lap money and the mid-way leader’s bonus, the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifier could pay the winner more than $5,000.  1997-Corey Dripps, Reinbeck 2013-Cayden Carter, Oskaloosa The event got its start in 1995 as the Dick Hogan Memorial Mid-Season Championship. It was renamed the Hogan Memorial following the death of Dick’s wife Janet. 1996-Timm Jensen, Dunkerton 2006-Hogan 2008-Nate Caruth, Ames 2003-Troy Cordes, Dunkerton 2011-Jerry Luloff, Independence 2012-Richie Gustin, Gilman Special recognitions and presentations will be made before the start of the race program. “Sadly, all good things have to end,” Root said. “Everyone at IMCA has enjoyed our association with this event and with the Hogan family. I have so many good memories of the Hogan Memorial, as do the hundreds of drivers and thousands of fans who have been part of the event for so many years.” Also on the early holiday program are IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks and Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods, all running for $1,000 to win.  Former Modified Race Winners 2014-Auringer VINTON, Iowa – A quarter-century of memories will be shared and a tear or two shed before the final checkers fly for one of the longest running events in the history of the IMCA Modified division. IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, regional and E3 Spark Plugs Iowa State points will be awarded. Stock Cars, Hobby Stocks and SportMods also chase track points. There is no entry fee and all classes are draw/redraw. The Hogans’ son Scott won the inaugural Modified race in 1995. After adding trophies from the 2005, 2006 and 2010 events, he leads all drivers with four career victories. 2018-Kyle Brown, Madrid 2010-Hogancenter_img 2001-Ed Thomas, Waterloo 2002-Jensen 2017-Hunter Marriott, Brookfield, Mo. 2004-Vern Jackson, Waterloo “The Hogan has been a premier Modified event for many years and rightfully so,” said IMCA President Brett Root. “It’s one of those events every IMCA Modified driver wants to win. Winning the Hogan is one of those rare career highlight-type victories.” 2015-Auringer Door prizes will be awarded to fans and drivers. Grandstand admission is $15 for adults and $5 for kids ages 6-12, with five and under admit­ted free. Pit passes are $25. Gates open at 4 p.m. with hot laps at 6 p.m. and rac­ing to follow.  1998-Mike Sampson, Evansdale 2009-Michael Long, Fowler, Ill. 1999-Jan Messer, Manchester 2016-Gustin 1995-Scott Hogan, Vinton 2005-Hogan 2007-J.D. Auringer, Waterloo 2000-Jeff Barkdoll, Vinton More information is available at the www.jjamracing.net website. The Hogan Memorial will be broadcast by IMCA.TV. Rain date is July 4. Midway leader bonuses are $500 for the Modifieds and $200 for the SportMods. The Modifed feature pays a minimum of $308 to start; Modified, Stock Car and SportMod heat winners all earn $100, with $50 paid to each Hobby Stock heat winner.last_img read more

Campaign demands education for trio

first_img The video appears to show the three men naked in a hotel room laughing and egging each other on while they make racist and crude remarks as Thai women engage in sex acts. The Barclays Premier League club are owned by father and son Vichai and ­Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha, who are from Thailand. Manager Pearson is a patron of anti-racism education charity Show Racism the Red Card and the group feels the players should be educated along with any punishment. “In most industries if you’re caught doing something like that you would be sacked for misconduct,” said campaign coordinator Gavin Sutherland. “However it’s an opportunity for them to learn and grow. Sometimes punishment without education is not as effective as it could be. “If they were to drop out of football altogether they could resent that and the attitude could be come ingrained. “It will be interesting to see what happens, there will be some punishment. “We always say to young people if they have been racist before it does not mean they have to continue to be racist. They are young men and it provides an opportunity to learn from their mistakes.” Show Racism the Red Card will not sever ties with boss Pearson or the club, though. “It’s not something the club has done or the manager, the players were acting independently,” added Sutherland. “He (Pearson) has been very passionate on the issue for us. He’s definitely been a great voice for the cause. Leicester do a lot of work to challenge prejudice and promote diversity. “They have to be praised with how quickly they have come out with a statement and investigation. “The use of that kind of language is unacceptable in any context.” Kick It Out echoed Show Racism the Red Card’s thoughts over how quickly the Foxes dealt with the players and expects them to be punished appropriately. “Kick It Out acknowledges the swift action taken by Leicester City Football Club in sending home the three players involved in the incident reported in the national media from the club’s post-season tour of Thailand to conduct a thorough investigation,” a statement read. “Kick It Out notes that the players involved have apologised to the women involved and to those affected by their abhorrent behaviour. “Professional footballers are reminded of their responsibilities as ambassadors for clubs, supporters, the local community and the game as a whole. “If the investigation finds that the players have committed gross misconduct, we expect the club to take the appropriate sanction, as would occur within any workplace. “In addition, The Football Association has been made aware of the incident and is liaising with the club to determine the facts. “Kick It Out continues to offer its support and advice to the club at this time and will await the findings of their internal investigation.” Hopper has made three appearances for the Foxes while Pearson has made one and Smith is yet to make his debut. The three players apologised via a statement from the club. A Leicester statement read: “Tom Hopper, James Pearson and Adam Smith would like to convey their sincere apologies for their behaviour – to the women involved in the incident, to the club and its owners, to the club’s fans and to their families. “A formal process of investigation will be undertaken with the players in conjunction with their representatives and, as such, no further comment can be made at this stage.” Press Association Anti-racism charity Show Racism the Red Card has praised Leicester’s actions over their shamed players and called for the trio to be educated. The Foxes are conducting an internal investigation after footage emerged apparently showing three of the squad taking part in an offensive video, in which a Thai woman is called a “slit eye”. Defender James Pearson – the son of manager Nigel – striker Tom Hopper and goalkeeper Adam Smith have all been sent home early from the club’s post-season trip to Thailand. last_img read more

Tolls to Resume on FL Roadways This Week

first_imgThe Florida Department of Transportation has announced that toll collections will be reinstated Thursday, after they were suspended ahead of Hurricane Dorian.On Thursday, tolls on the following roads will be reinstated:– Homestead Extension of Florida’s Turnpike (SR 821)– I-95 Express Lanes– I-595 Express Lanes– I-75 Express Lanes– Alligator AlleyOn Friday, tolls on these roads will be reinstated:– The Turnpike Mainline (SR 91)– Beachline Expressway (SR 528)– Sawgrass Expressway (SR 869)– SR 417– SR 429The Central Florida Expressway Authority will also resume collecting tolls on Friday on the following roads:– SR 408– SR 414– SR 451– SR 453– SR 538– SR 551On Saturday, toll collection will resume on the following roads:– First Coast Expressway (SR 23)– I-295 Express Laneslast_img read more

Other Sports Watch – WWE’s Stephanie McMahon dancing to ‘Humko tumse pyaar hain’ from Ishq is mind-blowing

first_img New Delhi: The World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) is immensely popular in India. Many wrestling stars have a massive fan following in the country. The WWE has realised this and in the last couple of years, there has been a massive reach in the country and there are plenty of Indian talents who are making a mark in the company in the United States. Stars like the Great Khali, Jinder Mahal and the Singh Brothers are giving fans in the US a taste of India. Recently, in a video uploaded by WWE India’s Twitter handle, social media saw the power of Bollywood with the Chief Brand Officer of the company grooving to the tune of a popular song from a film.In the two-minute video, the Singh Brothers, who accompany Jinder Mahal in his matches are seen talking about the power of Bollywood. After a moment, Stephanie McMahon, who has been a former WWE women’s champion and is currently the Chief Brand Officer of the company, asks the Singh Brothers what they are talking about. They explain about Bollywood which is the Indian film industry. McMahon says Bollywood is really exciting as there is plenty of colour and fun in Bollywood movies. The Singh Brothers then give McMahon a chunni and they dance to the song ‘Humko Tumse Pyaar Hain’ from the Bollywood film Ishq starring Aamir Khan, Ajay Devgn, Juhi Chawla and Kajol which released in 1997. McMahon danced well and the video has gone viral on social media, with many people praising McMahon’s dance moves.The Singh Brothers are a Canadian professional wrestling tag team composed of brothers Gurvinder Sihra and Harvinder Sihra . They are currently signed to Raw brand in WWE. Gurvinder works under the ring name Sunil Singh, and Harvinder works under the ring name Samir Singh. The team was previously known as The Bollywood Boyz when they entered TNA-sponsored Ring ka King Competition.McMahon was a former WWE women’s champion and she is the daughter of Vince McMahon, the chairman of the World Wrestling Entertainment. Her husband is Paul Levesque, who is better known as Triple H and is a 15-time world champion and is the current CEO of the WWE. However, Stephanie McMahon’s grooving to a Bollywood number has only reaffirmed and increased the popularity of the WWE in India. highlights For all the Latest Sports News News, Other Sports News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. The WWE is immensely popular in India.The Singh Brothers made their debut in the WWE in 2016.Stephanie McMahon is married to WWE CEO and 15-time champion Triple H.last_img read more

Ouseph loses Open thriller

first_imgHounslow badminton player Rajiv Ouseph went out of the French Open after losing a close match against Zhengming Wang of China.The final game was finely poised at 13-13 before Wang secured a 21-16, 19-21, 21-17 victory to take his place in the next stage of the tournament in Paris.Earlier, Ouseph won a first-round encounter with Lithuanian Kestutis Navickas 22-20, 18-21, 21-6.AdChoices广告last_img

USG hosts live webcast with Sheryl Sandberg

first_imgThe Undergraduate Student Government screened Sheryl Sandberg’s live discussion on her newest leadership empowerment campaign, Lean In, on Thursday in Taper Hall of Humanities.Leaning in · Sheryl Sandberg, the chief operating officer of Facebook. spoke to students via webcast about her new Lean In campaign. – Mariya Dondonyan | Daily TrojanSheryl Sandberg is the chief operating officer of Facebook and in 2013, she was named one of Time magazine’s most influential people in the world. Sandberg has also worked for Google in the past and is a board member of the Walt Disney Company, Women for Women International and the Center for Global Development.In 2013, Sandberg published her book Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead, which she based her campaign on. In the book, Sandberg examines why women are underrepresented in leadership roles both in business and government and offers solutions for women to become more engaged in the workplace.“Lean In was founded because the world is still dominated by men, and it’s time to change that,” Sandberg said during the live discussion.The foundation encourages the formation of small circles that consist of eight to 12 members who work to empower each other. Members meet regularly to grow and learn together. Through these circles, Sandberg hopes to spark awareness, skills and confidence in women.Gabriella Visani, a freshman majoring in occupational therapy, said she attended because she was interested in learning more about female empowerment.“When I was growing up, I did not think much of gender equality,” she said. “I did a lot of boyish things, and it was not until that I became more interested in feminine things that I started thinking about these issues. Now, I just want to do and know more about it.”When Sandberg began her campaign, she believed that only 1,000 circles would be formed. As interest has increased, however, the foundation has grown to include 20,000 circles in the United States and across the world.USG Vice President Rini Sampath is eager to start a Lean In circle at USC, which is why she hosted the event.“Time is very ripe as more women come to power,” Sampath said. “Since USC is so diverse, it is a great place to start such a discussion.”Hassaan Ebrahim, a senior majoring in neuroscience, said his family’s experiences sparked his interest in workplace equality.“My mom is an electrical engineer who works for Apple and has been involved in the tech industry,” he said. “I know the type of challenges she has faced, and I want to get the conversation going.”The Lean In campaign is not aimed exclusively at women. Sandberg emphasized that if gender equality is to be achieved, men also have to play a role. Ebrahim was the only male who attended the event, however.Alana Victor, co-director of the USG External Affairs Committee, and Sampath are hoping that if they start a circle at USC, both men and women will work together to empower each other.“It’s not just a women’s issue, but a human rights issue as well,” Victor said.last_img read more