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Required fields are marked * Community News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Cover Story Rosedale in the San Gabriel Valley A Vibrant, Thriving Community with an Array of New Home Opportunities and Spectacular Recreation From STAFF REPORTS Published on Tuesday, April 23, 2013 | 3:42 pm Community News Subscribe Top of the News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Make a comment Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website First Heatwave Expected Next Week Homebuyers continue to generate incredible demand for Rosedale, where a diversity of brand new neighborhoods, private resort-style recreation and a convenient San Gabriel Valley location surrounded by natural scenery make this master-planned community the only place to be. Now is a smart time to discover the impressive selection of attached and single-family detached new home opportunities that are priced from the low $300,000s to the low $700,000s. Start looking forward to a vibrant, social lifestyle within Rosedale, recently ranked in a prestigious nationwide survey as one of the countryâ€™s top 50 best-selling communities for 2012.â€œOne of the most exciting aspects of Rosedale is that there is always something new happening, which creates a tremendous sense of energy and optimism among residents as well as prospective homebuyers,â€ said Carina Hathaway, Vice President of Marketing for Rosedale Land Partners, LLC, the developer of Rosedale. â€œFor instance, on April 13th, the community celebrated another milestone with the Model Grand Opening of Wisteria by Christopher Homes, a brand new luxury detached home collection that offers the largest floorplans within this beautiful master plan. Homebuyers who prefer the low maintenance benefits of an attached design are strongly encouraged to visit the popular Gardenia neighborhood by William Lyon Homes, currently offering the only townhome designs for sale in Rosedale. Donâ€™t miss the chance to purchase in the final phase at Gardenia and visit soon to take advantage of attainable pricing for first-time buyers.â€â€œFantastic things are happening at Rosedale and this spring is the perfect season to discover incredible new home values, natural tranquility and recreational amenities that have made Rosedale a homebuyer favorite. A variety of new home neighborhoods are coming this summer and two additional parks will be completed this year, further enhancing the communityâ€™s vibrant lifestyle and dramatic evolution,â€ Hathaway added.Visit Rosedale and discover new home neighborhoods by leading homebuilders. Homebuyers can choose from contemporary two-story townhomes and luxury single-family luxury residences that range from approximately 1,346 to 3,900 square feet, with two to six bedrooms and two to 5.5 bathrooms.Located on more than 500 acres of land, an extensive trail system links Rosedaleâ€™s neighborhoods to surrounding trails for hiking, mountain biking and walking, including the scenic Garcia Trail. The Central Arroyo, 13.5 acres of open space that runs through the community, features a trail system that links neighborhoods to each other, creating a sense of connection and familiarity among residents.Rosedaleâ€™s completed and planned recreational amenities will offer 10 neighborhood parks including the future 5.5-acre Promenade Park, which will have lighted youth sports fields, basketball and multi-use courts. The centerpiece of the community is the two-acre Resort that features an approximate 4,500 square-foot private clubhouse and two-acre recreation center with state-of-the-art fitness center, Junior Olympic swimming pool, spa, childrenâ€™s wading pool and a recreation area that features trellises, an outdoor fireplace and barbecue grills.The communityâ€™s convenient setting near the I-10 and 210 corridors offers homebuyers easy accessibility from downtown LA to Orange and San Bernardino counties. Rosedaleâ€™s location places residents within close proximity of Old Town Pasadenaâ€™s boutiques and cafes, as well as Westfield Santa Anita Fashion Square, Westfield West Covina, Home Depot, Target, Trader Joeâ€™s and Costco.The future Metro Gold Line boarding station is also scheduled to open in 2015. Located between Citrus Avenue and Palm Drive, the station will be within walking distance for residents of this new community, an easy, cost-efficient alternative for homeowners who prefer the convenience of light rail transportation for their weekday work commute. For more information, visit www.foothillextension.org. Prices are effective as of the date of publication. All homes are subject to prior sale. Prices and availability of homes are subject to change without notice.To visit Rosedale from Pasadena, take the I-210 traveling east and exit Azusa Ave. Head north into the foothills. Turn right on Sierra Madre Ave. to enter the community. From San Bernardino and Riverside counties, take the I-210 west, or the I-10, I-60 to the I-57 north and proceed to the I-210 west and exit Azusa Ave. and head north into the foothills. Turn right on Sierra Madre Ave. to enter the community.For more information on Rosedale, visit LiveRosedale.com or call (800) 928-1275. Interested home shoppers are also encouraged to follow the community on Facebook.About Rosedale Land Partners: Ownership and development management of the 518-acre master-planned community of Rosedale in the city of Azusa, CA is a new partnership between Brookfield Homes, Christopher Development Group (CDG) and Starwood Capital Group. As Rosedale Land Partners, these companies bring together the necessary depth of large-scale community planning, development and financing experience required for the successful implementation of community-based master planning and development. EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena
Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Twitter Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Advertisement Linkedin TAGSClarelimerickmissingRoss Minihanshannon estuary Facebook WhatsApp The late Ross Minihan will be laid to rest this WednesdayROSS Minihan, the 37-year-old Limerick man, who was missing for over three months, “is at peace now”, after his remains were returned to his family following the discovery of his body last week.The remains of Mr Minihan were discovered on the Clare coastline of the Shannon Estuary on Tuesday.37-year-old Ross, a father of two from Rathbane, went missing before Christmas last year.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Last Tuesday, the crew of the Shannon-based Irish Coast Guard spotted a body on the shoreline near Colmanstown Castle at Labasheeda in County Clare.Rescue 115 crew, who were on a training exercise in the Shannon Estuary near Kilrush raised the alarm and the Kilrush RNLI lifeboat attended the scene while members of the Kilkee unit of the Coast Guard were also mobilised to assist.The remains were removed and later last week were identified as being those of Mr Minihan.Ross, who is survived by his two children Dawn and Darren had been missing from his home since December 17 last.Originally from Sycamore Avenue in Rathbane Ross was living in Sixmilebridge but was last seen in the Rathbane area on December 17.In a post to a facebook memorial page for Ross, his sister Emma posted; “Rest in peace my big brother your at peace now XxX, our hearts are broke we will never ever forget you , it’s like a bad dream but I know your looking down on all of us xxxxx.”Ross will be laid to rest at Mount St Oliver cemetery following requiem mass this Wednesday in Our Lady of Lourdes Church.He is survived by his parents Michael and Mary, children Dawn and Darren and sisters Tanya and Emma who have collectively thanked the work of all the emergency, search and rescue groups who assisted. Email Previous articleJack knifed truck blocked #Limerick to #Waterford roadNext articleClinic for Great Limerick Run participants this Wednesday #Limerick Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Print WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live News#Limerick man Ross is finally at peaceBy Staff Reporter – April 4, 2016 1325 Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash
Akeynote address focused on the role of the NMC and asked whether all OH nursesshould be registeredInher keynote address to delegates on the role of the new Nursing and MidwiferyCouncil, Maureen Williams, professional officer for community nursing andhealth visiting at the NMC, invited delegates to deliberate on whether all OHpractitioners should be registered.Althoughthe NMC will continue the work of its predecessor, the UKCC, in maintaining theregister, setting standards and dealing with misconduct, its primary functionis to promote good practice, said Williams. “It’sa new organisation with a new purpose, it must deal with bad practice but, moreimportantly, work for good practice.” Andwhile the NMC is still charged with protecting the public through professionalstandards, it is also being pushed to develop partnerships with keystakeholders and employers, a change that will have a noticeable impact onoccupational health nurses.Thechallenge for the new council, she said, is to provide “evidence-basedregulation through a performance-driven and public-focused organisation, whilemaintaining four-country- wide regulation, and always keeping in mind, nationaland regional sensitivity”. Remarkingon the fact that there are only eight nurses on the council, of which only oneis an OH nurse, William’s told delegates: “It’s a real challenge onlyhaving one representative on a council of 35.” Forthis reason, she pressed OH nurses to give serious thought to how the newcouncil can best represent their needs when members are given the opportunityto vote for the first directly elected council in 2005. Comments are closed. NMC promotes good practiceOn 1 Jul 2002 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article
RPPTL Section offers pro bono housing assistance RPPTL Section offers pro bono housing assistance Jan Pudlow Associate Editor Construction on a low-income housing development in rural Gadsden County is complete, but there’s a major glitch in getting hooked up to the city sewer system. What to do?Get a lawyer. Quick. In a new partnership between The Florida Bar Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section and the Florida Housing Coalition, Tallahassee lawyer Bruce Wiener has been drafted to deliver free legal services to work out that snafu so people can live in that much needed low-income housing.“It’s the first case, and Bruce was willing to volunteer,” said Drew O’Malley, chair of the RPPTL Pro Bono Committee and president-elect of The Florida Bar Foundation.He’s hoping to find a lot more lawyers like Wiener who know something about real estate transactions and development procedures and are willing to join in the statewide pro bono effort.The idea, O’Malley said, evolved from a successful program of the Bay Area Legal Services, called Community Counsel, run by Marilyn Kershner.“I wish I could claim credit for it,” said O’Malley, who knows a good thing when he sees it and is working to emulate the program statewide.“We want to match transactional attorneys, real estate and corporate, with qualifying nonprofit organizations that build or renovate affordable low-income housing,” O’Malley said.“The Florida Housing Coalition, an umbrella group of all nonprofit low-income housing providers in Florida, would refer members who don’t have sufficient funds to pay substantial legal fees,” O’Malley said.“And the RPPTL section will solicit and maintain a statewide panel of volunteer attorneys who are prepared to advise the housing coalition referrals on such issues as purchases, sales, financing, construction, zoning, permitting — anything that relates to housing.”Don’t be scared off by the thought of dealing with government funding issues, O’Malley advises. The Florida Housing Coalition has technical assistance advisors to help with that.In most pro bono work, there’s not much call for lawyers who can negotiate and close transactions and loans, O’Malley said. This project will give real estate lawyers an opportunity to participate in important pro bono work.“The law has been very good to me on a professional and personal basis, and it’s my way of giving something back to the profession, and, in particular, to people who can’t afford to retain most of us,” O’Malley said.“There is just a huge need for affordable housing, particularly in Florida. This is an opportunity for people to pay something back and meet a need that is currently going virtually unmet.”At the Florida Housing Coalition, Executive Director Rob Ippolito sees the need for free legal help for its 4,000 members.“A big challenge — whenever you do a housing development, whether it’s rental or single family — is the cash-strapped small, nonprofit developer typically doesn’t have capital to put together a project, for what we call the predevelopment costs,” Ippolito said. “Before you actually start moving the dirt, there is a lot of work: finding the property, title issues. Let’s say they find the perfect piece of property, but need a zoning change. Or issues like needing a holding pond and what that holding pond should look like.”At the root of it all, Ippolito said, is the very real need for affordable housing. Though it is not advisable for people to pay more than 30 percent of their income for either rent or a mortgage, Ippolito said, “a lot of people, particularly lower-income and moderate-income, pay upwards of 50 percent of their gross income.. . We’re hearing more and more about the housing crisis. The median incomes around the country are not increasing at the same rate of appreciation of homes and property. There is a mismatch right now.”As most incomes increase 2.5 to 3 percent per year, Ippolito said, property values are increasing at 8 percent in North Florida, and as high as 12 percent in South Florida.Statistics released September 18 by the National Low Income Housing Coalition revealed the following:• In Florida, an extremely low income household (earning $15,730 — 30 percent of the area median income of $52,434) can afford monthly rent of no more than $393, while the fair market rent for a two-bedroom unit is $727.• A minimum wage earner ($5.15 an hour) can afford monthly rent of no more than $164, while the fair market rent for a one-bedroom unit is $593.• In Florida, a worker earning the minimum wage must work 109 hours a week in order to afford a two-bedroom unit at the area’s fair market rent.• The “Housing Wage” in Florida is $13.98. This is the amount a full-time (40 hours per week) worker must earn per hour in order to afford a two-bedroom unit at the area’s fair market rent. This is 271 percent of the minimum wage. Between 2001 and 2002, the two bedroom housing wage increased by 4.71 percent.“If people are real low-income, they double up and live with two families, or live with cousins. That’s how people keep housing affordable,” Ippolito said.“I was hearing yesterday that in Delray Beach, the city is trying to assist developers with incentives to build homes in the $130,000 to $200,000 range. What I found interesting is what I would consider middle-income housing is now on the radar screen of local government, that housing even for middle-income people is not affordable.”The Florida Housing Coalition welcomes the partnership with the RPPTL pro bono lawyers, Ippolito said.“I’ve talked to a lot of my staff about it who work individually with these nonprofits around the state. We really feel that if the match is made correctly, they really can help these nonprofits get through this predevelopment process. It’s a challenge for a lot of them, and they don’t have the capital a lot of large developers have.”The small developers targeting the lowest income levels, especially, need to keep costs down, he said.“Let’s face it: Development these days is complicated. That’s not necessarily a bad thing. We want to make sure development is done in the right way,” Ippolito said. “There’s a place for attorneys, if we can do it in a way to keep those costs down, to get through the predevelopment process. Ideally, what it gets to is the cost of the housing. The goal is you want the person living in that housing not to pay more than 30 percent of income on rent or housing, so they can pay for child care and the things we take for granted.”If you are an attorney interested in participating in this new RPPTL pro bono project, call Drew O’Malley at (813) 250-0577 or Chris Ryan at (813) 639-9594. October 1, 2002 Associate Editor Regular News
17 Christensen St, Machans Beach used to be located on Winkworth St, Westcourt and home to the Winkworth family.A HOME with a unique link to Cairns history, relocated to a spacious beachside block, has come onto the market almost 100 years after it was built.The original Winkworth family home first appeared on Westcourt’s Winkworth St in 1927, built by prominent carpenter Thomas who lived in the area and established the city’s first joinery works.Serving as an alderman on the Cairns City Council, Mr Winkworth died in 2012 but his house was moved to Christensen St, Machans Beach in 2006. Inside 17 Christensen St, Machans Beach.More from newsCairns home ticks popular internet search terms2 days agoTen auction results from ‘active’ weekend in Cairns2 days agoElite Real Estate Services sales director Karl Latham said the block represented the “ultimate lifestyle property” and the home retained all the charms of a turn of the century Far North home.“Even though the block is 2429 sqm it is like acreage,” he said.“It has character, space, it is close to beach, a boat ramp is at the end of the street, it backs onto bushland but is still only 10 minutes to the city.”Tongue and groove walls, casement windows and fretwork above doorways evoke the style and atmosphere of the 1920s. The property comes onto the market almost two years after LJ Hooker Cairns South’s Cheyenne Morrison started the Cairns Queenslanders Facebook group to help revive a love of the architectural style. 17 Christensen St, Machans Beach used to be located on Winkworth St, Westcourt and home to the Winkworth family.The group is still going strong with dozens of passionate followers.Mr Morrison has said previously the Queenslander was “the antithesis of bland modern homes”.But the Christensen St home also has plenty of modern conveniences such as a modern, renovated kitchen with stainless steel appliances and stone benchtops, four large bedrooms upstairs, all with built in robes and airconditioning and plenty of storage with a lock up shed and undercover parking for more than four vehicles.
Asia Pacific waters remain the top shipping loss region, accounting for 45% of losses globally in 2018, according to a new study released by Allianz.The Safety & Shipping Review 2019 analyzes reported shipping losses over 100 gross tons (GT). It was conducted by Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS), a unit of the Allianz Group.In 2018, a total of 21 vessel losses were reported in Asia Pacific, down from 46 losses in the 12 months earlier, driven by a significant decline in activity in the global loss hotspot, South East Asia, and weather-related losses after quieter hurricane and typhoon seasons.While this plummet in total losses is encouraging, the number of reported shipping incidents overall in Asia actually increased by 22% in the past four years, according to an analysis of data from 4,000 insured vessels by AGCS.However, this is more due to the sheer volume of ships that pass through the region, rather than below-par safety standards, as explained by Allianz.“We do typically see more incidents of groundings and collisions in Asia than other locations around the world, but this generally reflects the higher levels of trade and where ship owners are trading,” Tom Taberner, Regional Head of Energy & Marine Asia Pacific at AGCS, said.“In many cases port infrastructure in Asia is new and there are many new or expanding ports in China, Korea, Japan and Malaysia etc. Newer infrastructure means fewer issues, better port operations and more up-to-date charts, which will address challenges,” he added.Worst accident locations and common causes of lossAsia Pacific waters remain a hotspot for marine claims with 4 of the top 10 loss regions globally in 2018 and half of the top 10 largest losses also occurring in the region.The South China, Indochina, Indonesia and Philippines maritime region remains the top loss region, where one in four losses globally occurred in 2018. This is however significantly down from 29 a year earlier, marking the first time the region has seen a fall in losses in four years.Other top loss regions in Asia Pacific include Japan, Korea and North China, as well as the Arabian Gulf and approaches.Cargo ships accounted for more than a third of vessels lost around Asia Pacific in the past year. Foundered (sunk/submerged) was the major cause, accounting for 14 of the 21 losses regionally — over thrice as many as the next highest cause — wrecked/stranded. Global results also bear this trend, where foundering, has accounted for over half of the 1,036 lost globally over the past decade, and are the most expensive cause of loss for insurers, accounting for USD 1.56 billion in five years.Despite a decline in number of total losses, the frequency and cost of collision, grounding and fire incidents has increased in some locations for Asian based-ship owners and managers. There were 425 collisions or contact incidents during the past 12 months, with the average cost of collision claims highest on containers vessels (USD 840,000). Overall, collision incidents are the second most frequent cause of claims in the region behind machinery breakdown/engine damage.Solomon Trader bulker that grounded on a reef in the Solomon Islands earlier this year. Image Courtesy: Roderick Brazier, High Commissioner to Solomon IslandsFires also continue to be an issue with 34 reported incidents over four years, at a total cost to the region’s insurance sector of almost USD 50 million. In particular, there has been an increase in cargo fires on containerships and car carriers, with a number of notable losses in 2018 and 2019.“We have seen a rise in incidents involving car carriers, which are becoming more expensive. This is a major concern with fires on the Auto Banner in May 2018 and most recently the Sincerity Ace in January 2019,” Taberner further said.Piracy numbers in the region have also fallen, led by Indonesia which saw a 64% fall of piracy incidents in 2018 over the past five years, and is no longer the top piracy hotspot in the world.However, South East Asia and Africa regions still account for over three quarters of all piracy incidents worldwide.Hijacking and boarding of vessels is still tied to inequality and the economic situation in parts of Africa and Asia, meaning global economic and geopolitical continue to play on the security of shipping.Global trends and evolving compliance and security challengesGlobally, the loss trends are similar to Asia, with 46 large ships lost worldwide in 2018, down from 98 a year earlier. However, the number of reported shipping incidents overall shows little decline, less than 1% year-on-year.Just like Asia, machinery damage is a major cause, accounting for more than a third of the 26,000+ incidents over the past decade, and is one of the most expensive causes of marine insurance claims — USD 1 billion+ in five years.Looking forward, regulation limiting sulphur oxide emissions from January 2020 is likely to be a game-changer for the shipping industry, with wide-ranging implications for cost, compliance and crew, Allianz explained.In addition, political risk has also heightened globally and increasingly poses a threat to shipping security, trade and supply chains through conflicts, territorial disputes, cyber-attacks, sanctions, piracy and even sabotage, as evidenced by recent attacks on oil tankers in the Middle East.Growing numbers of migrants at sea and an increase in stowaways on commercial vessels also has serious consequences for shipowners, leading to delays, diversions and pressure on crew.In contrast to Asia, piracy incidents increased in 2018 to more than 200 — Nigeria is now the top global hotspot, the report shows.