Jam group Dopapod has doubled down on a busy early 2017 with a fresh batch of spring tour dates. The band now has a 26-date spring tour ahead of them, starting with three nights at the Brooklyn Bowl and traveling through the Midwest and East Coast through late March and all of April.The tour will take the band through major East Coast cities like Philadelphia and Boston, as well as popular Midwest spots like St. Louis and Cleveland. Their tour schedule also includes several dates in the Southeast, including a spot at the SweetWater 420 Festival, before wrapping up on April 29th at Soundstage.Before all that, however, the band is set to play two nights in Colorado with their former tour-mates, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong. More information about those shows can be found here.You can see the full tour schedule below, and head to the band’s website for more information.
Immaculata Law Firm and Julius Capital founder Michael Schierl, a leader in the Catholic financial community, presented his vision for an ambitious Catholic financial system and community on Friday at the Mendoza College of Business.As part of Mendoza’s Ten Years Hence lecture series, Schierl’s lecture focused on his plans and vision to create a self-funded Catholic community capable of implementation on a national level. Schierl said this system is based off the Marytown community model first implemented by Saint Maximilian Kolbe.“In 10 years, we hope to do something enormous for the Catholic Church in the area of impact investing,” he said. “The simple goal we’ve taken upon ourselves is to build a new Catholic financial ecosystem.”With the intent to integrate more than 186 dioceses across the nation, Schierl said he hopes to establish a community that integrates senior citizens and parishes in the process.He said he hopes the project, which requires over $1 billion in Catholic impact bonds and $10 million in campus investment for parishes and dioceses, will create a financial model that can generate funding for high-impact projects in the Catholic Church.In order for the project to become a scalable and replicable model, Schierl said the project needs to overturn the “scarcity paradigm” that prevented dioceses and Catholic nonprofits from generating usable capital for high-impact projects. Schierl said he looks to Mary, as well as biblical stories such as that of the five loaves and the fish, as models for a new paradigm grounded in Catholic principle.“In order to adopt this goal, we’re going to have to develop a ‘mission possible’ mentality,” he said.The key to this funding paradigm is issuing bonds and bond structures, which Schierl said include Catholic taxable bonds and conduit mortgage bonds through parishes and dioceses.“Catholic taxable bonds are bonds that can provide funding to religious projects and follow Catholic principles, as opposed to tax-exempt bonds, which present limitations for funding parishes and other religious institutions,” he said.Schierl said issuing these kinds of bonds requires taking advantage of the “Catholic municipality opportunity,” which involves taking advantage of the taxing power of Catholic dioceses and nonprofits to issue taxable bonds.“What we have is a secured bond immunizing bond holders from diocese bankruptcy risk. We have a flexible instrument that can be invested in anything,” Schierl said. “[Catholic taxable bonds] are secure; they’re flexible; they’re faithful. By doing a master indenture over the diocese and having the blessing of the bishop or the organization that’s sponsoring it, we can ensure that every loan is faithful to the Catholic tradition and doesn’t have anything contrary to canon law.”Another fundamental component of this Catholic financial ecosystem is the incorporation of the “flex endowment campaign,” which Schierl said allows donors to purchase certain types of donor-friendly bonds in order to buy up a lot of death benefit on life policies.Schierl said the flex endowment campaign model improves on traditional models by ensuring donors can see the results of their donations, such as parish donations, during their lifetimes and create and insure more usable capital for high-impact projects.The dioceses of Lexington and Phoenix are types of structures that have expanded lending capacity and created more funding opportunities for these dioceses, Schierl said.“We’re going to need a whole new breed of Catholic institutions and foundations who are audaciously brave enough to invest in our Catholic impact bonds,” he said. “Rather than a watered down socially acceptable investment screening, why not have a peer play investment opportunity directly in the building of the church?”Tags: Immaculata Law Firm, Julius Capital, mendoza college of business, Michael Schierl, Ten Years Hence
By Sharon OmahenUniversity of GeorgiaMove over, kudzu — there’s a new weed around, and it’s headedour way.The highly invasive cogongrass is being called the new weed toreckon with, according to scientists across the Southeast.A perennial that spreads from wind-blown seeds and scaly, whiterhizomes, cogongrass was introduced into the United States bothaccidentally and intentionally.”It made its way into the country on ships that ported inAlabama,” said Tim Murphy, an Extension weed scientist with theUniversity of Georgia College of Agricultural and EnvironmentalSciences. Came in on ships”It was used as a packing material,” Murphy said. “Then it wasevaluated for soil erosion control and as a forage grass.Unfortunately, cattle won’t eat it.”Now found in Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida,South Carolina and Virginia, cogongrass has been added to theFederal Noxious Weeds List. It has also been identified inBainbridge, Ga. and a few other spots in southeast Georgia,Murphy said.”It hasn’t spread across our state yet, but it’s just a matter oftime,” he said. “We’ve just got a small infestation now. But it’sa highly evasive weed that can quickly displace nativevegetation.”Cogongrass produces upright, smooth stems that grow 2 to 4 feethigh and form compacted stands. It normally flowers in March toMay, producing silvery or white, silky hairs that look likeplumes. Fire hazard, hard to manageBesides taking over other plants, cogongrass is a firehazard.”It creates an extremely hot fire which can easily destroy smallpine stands,” Murphy said.Cogongrass isn’t a weed that can be easily managed. Researchersin Florida, Alabama and Mississippi are trying to find ways tocontrol it.”Kudzu can at least be managed, and it has some redeemingqualities,” Murphy said. “Animals graze it, and some people cookwith it.”Cogongrass isn’t a major problem in Georgia yet.”It will eventually move into the southern portion of our state,”he said. “It will take a coordinated effort among privatelandowners and various state and federal agencies to prevent itfrom becoming a major problem.”
This unit at 17/588 Charlton Esplanade, Urangan, sold for the highest price on the Fraser Coast in 2018. The biggest reported sale in Queensland in 2018 was an absolute beachfront estate in idyllic Sunshine Beach for a staggering $18 million. This house at 22-24 Brindabella Quay, Trinity Park, was the biggest sale in Cairns in 2018.TOP 10 SALES OF 2018 IN TOWNSVILLEAddress Sale price1. 9/88 Mitchell St, North Ward $2.7m2$2,400,000Feb-18House5ARUNDELCOURTCASTLE HILL3$2,000,000Jan-18House3THE POINTCASTLE HILL4$1,900,000Mar-18House26CLEVELANDTERRACETOWNSVILLE CITY5$1,750,000May-18House5FRYERSTREETNORTH WARD6$1,450,000Aug-18House21BALMORALDRIVECASTLE HILL7$1,400,000Apr-18House19THE COVENELLY BAY8$1,350,000Feb-18House30YARRAWONGADRIVECASTLE HILL9$1,200,000Sep-18Unit121CLEVELANDTERRACENORTH WARD10$1,160,000May-18Unit114BALMORALDRIVECASTLE HILL(Source: CoreLogic) Clive Palmer bought this house at 36 Needham St, Fig Tree Pocket, in 2018. Domino’s Pizza boss Don Meij sold his house at 27 Sutherland Ave, Ascot, in 2018.In Rockhampton, a 132-year-old home fetched $1.37 million, while in Cairns, an award-winning five-bedroom house on the harbour sold for $2.65 million.While not publicly recorded, there were a number of offmarket sales that would have made the list, including disgraced businessman Christopher Skase’s lavish Hamilton mansion at 36 Dickson Tce, which sold for $10.138 million. Pat Rafter sold his Sunshine Coast home in 2018. On the Gold Coast, the biggest sale was in the so-called “millionaire’s row” of Hedges Avenue.Mr Palmer forked out a cool $12 million for a beachfront mansion with five bedrooms, a gym, a wine cellar, a lift and a lap pool at 9 Hedges Avenue. Aerial image of 36 Dickson Tce, Hamilton. Former home of Christopher Skase. Unknown copyright.Motivated by Brisbane’s growth and sales of other homes in the area, Brisbane couple Drew and Tabea Haupt have decided to sell their New Farm home.They bought the property at 64 Annie Street when they noticed it was for sale with development approval for a unit block.“The for sale sign came up and my wife and I, and brother who we’re in business with, said let’s buy this and build two large family homes to keep in with the charm of New Farm,” Mr Haupt said.“We hated the idea of having more units in the suburb, so we designed the house with family living in mind.”The property, which is being marketed by Henry Hodge and Kosta Porfyriou of McGrath Estate Agents, is expected to attract offers in the early to mid $3 million range.“If you compare it to Sydney and Melbourne, the proximity to the city, there’s no traffic — it’s such an amazing offering to have,” Mr Haupt said.“It’s not until you travel around and see other cities that you realise how lucky we are to be able to have a big house, yard and pool so close to the city.“I think New Farm is still undervalued signficantly …the change happening right now in Brisbane I beleive is a once in a lifetime, with likes of Howard Smith Wharves, Queens Wharf and the billions being spent on infrastructure.”From Townsville to Toowoomba and Brisbane to Bundaberg, here are the biggest home sales of 2018:TOP 20 RESIDENTIAL SALES OF 2018 IN BRISBANE Address Sale price1. 106 Virginia Ave, Hawthorne $11.129m2. 27 Sutherland Ave, Ascot $11m3. 33 Maxwell St, New Farm $8.5m4. 36 Needham St, Fig Tree Pocket $7.5m5. 1A Eldernell Tce, Hamilton $7.25m6. 150 Adelaide Street East, Clayfield $7m7. 5/81 Moray St, New Farm $6.5m8. 8 Sentinel Court, Cleveland $5.25m9. 17 Ningana St, Fig Tree Pocket $5.1m10. 19 Lawes St, Hamilton $5m11. 127 Laurel Ave, Chelmer $5m12. 16 Scott St, Hawthorne $4.875m13. 27 Sutton St, Chelmer $4.83m14. 3501/140 Alice St, Brisbane City $4.5m15. 58 Retreat St, Bridgeman Downs $4.42m16. 32 Teneriffe Dr, Teneriffe $4.405m17. 100 Oriel Rd, Clayfield $4.35m18. 34 Satinwood Ct, Bardon $4.275m19. 24 Ascot St, Ascot $4.25m20. 405 Brisbane Corso, Yeronga $4.2m(Source: CoreLogic) Players at the prestige end of Brisbane’s property market are hailing 2018 as one of the best in years, with demand from interstate migrants fuelling more sales above the $4 million mark. The sale of this property at 13 Gibbons Ct, Agnes Water, was the biggest sale in the Gladstone region in 2018.TOP 5 SALES OF 2018 IN BUNDABERGAddress Sale price1. 24 Miller St, Bargara $1.45m2$1,200,000Feb-18Unit513ESPLANADEBARGARA3$1,000,000Jun-18House30THEODOLITE CREEKDRIVEWOODGATE4$965,000Mar-18Unit50247ESPLANADEBARGARA5$900,000Feb-18House193WOONGARRA SCENICDRIVEBARGARA(Source: CoreLogic) This property at 106-110 Virginia Ave, Hawthorne, was the biggest residential sale of 2018.The luxurious property at 106 Virginia Avenue was owned by energy executive Shaun Scott and fetched more than $11 million.That was closely followed by the sale of the Ascot home of Domino’s Pizza boss Don Meij for $11 million. This mansion at 21-23 Webb Rd, Sunshine Beach, sold for the highest price in Queensland in 2018.TOP 20 SALES OF 2018 ON THE GOLD COASTAddress Sale price1. 9 Hedges Ave, Mermaid Beach $12m2. 105 Hedges Ave, Mermaid Beach $11.6m3. 3250/23 Ferny Ave, Surfers Paradise $9.5m4. 8 Marseille Court, Bundall $9m5. 31 The Corso, Surfers Paradise $8.8m6. 2230 Arnold Palmer Dr, Hope Island $6.5m7. 7001/4 The Esplanade, Surfers Paradise $6.5m8. 2 First Ave, Broadbeach $6m9. 57 Woodgees St, Currumbin $5.6m10. 6/3533 Main Beach Pde, Main Beach $5.6m11. 504 The Esplanade, Palm Beach $5.5m12. 4/3565 Main Beach Pde, Main Beach $5.5m13. 46 Knightsbridge Pde East, Paradise Pt $5.4m14. 31 Buccaneer Ct, Surfers Paradise $5.3m 15. 150/59 Pacific St, Main Beach $5.3m16. 16 Westminster Ct, Paradise Point $5.28m17. 7 Knightsbridge Pde West, Paradise Pt $5.275m18. 702/252 Hedges Ave, Mermaid Beach $5.25m19. 50 Admiralty Dr, Surfers Paradise $5.2m20. 2623 Virginia Dr, Hope Island $5.05m(Source: CoreLogic) An aerial view of North Ward in Townsville, where Clive Palmer bought a unit in 2018.TOP 5 SALES OF 2018 IN MACKAYAddress Sale price1. 49 Logan Cres, Erakala $1.4m2$1,310,000Mar-18House58PALM RIDGEDRIVERICHMOND3$1,200,000Aug-18House54ADMIRALDRIVEDOLPHIN HEADS4$1,200,000Aug-18House22IAN WOODDRIVEDOLPHIN HEADS5$1,089,000Aug-18House43MANGOAVENUEEIMEO(Source: CoreLogic) This house at 9 Hedges Ave, Mermaid Beach, was the biggest sale on the Gold Coast in 2018.TOP 10 SALES OF 2018 IN TOOWOOMBAAddress Sale price1. 11 Old Toll Bar Rd, East Toowoomba $2.95m2. 7 Bridge St, Mount Lofty $2.9m3. 1 Mayes St, East Toowoomba $1.9mMore from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus14 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market14 hours ago4. 11 Bridge St, Mount Lofty $1.8m5. 41 Campbell St, East Toowoomba $1.55m6. 92 Campbell St, East Toowoomba $1.45m7. 10 Spring St, Middle Ridge $1.35m8. 2 Sinclair St, East Toowoomba $1.335m9. 43 Curtis St, East Toowoomba $1.302m10. 30 East St, Redwood $1.25m(Source: CoreLogic) The sale of this house at 11 Old Toll Bar Rd, East Toowoomba, was the biggest in Toowoomba in 2018.TOP 10 SALES OF 2018 IN CAIRNSAddress Sale price1. 22 Brindabella Quay, Trinity Park $2.65m2. 6 Kingfisher Close, Earlville $2.35m3. 1402/141 Abbott St, Cairns City $2.35m 4. 7 Fig Tree Dr, Caravonica $2.1m 5. 70 Falcon St, Bayview Heights $1.8m 6. 81 Harbour Dr, Trinity Park $1.55m7. 26 Brindabella Quay, Trinity Park $1.53m8. 52 Kewarra St, Kewarra Beach $1.525m9. 237 Taripla Plc, Trinity Beach $1.5m10. 11 Marina Quay, Trinity Park $1.5m(Source: CoreLogic) The sale of this property at 106-110 Virginia Ave, Hawthorne, was the biggest in Brisbane last year.TOP 20 SALES OF 2018 ON THE SUNSHINE COASTAddress Sale price1. 21-23 Webb Rd, Sunshine Beach $18m2. 46 Seaview Tce, Sunshine Beach $15.2m3. 2 Belmore Tce, Sunshine Beach $14m4. 5 Allambi Rise, Noosa Heads $11.2m5. 11/37 Hastings St, Noosa Heads $7.2m6. 17 The Esplanade, Sunshine Beach $6.25m7. 4/63 River Esplanade, Mooloolaba $5.85m8. 3/63 River Esplanade, Mooloolaba $5.58m9. 52 Mossman Court, Noosa Heads $5.2m10. 36 Seaview Tce, Sunshine Beach $5.2m11. 29 Mooloolah Island, Minyama $5.15m12. 1 Natasha Ave, Noosa Heads $5m13. 15 Webb Rd, Sunshine Beach $5m14. 42 Seaview Tce, Sunshine Beach $5m15. 39 Wyuna Dr, Noosaville $4.85m16. 15 Minyama Island, Minyama $4.6m17. 63 Witta Circle, Noosa Heads $4.45m18. 1001/87 Mooloolaba Esp, Mooloolaba $4.4m19. 17/4 Quamby Plc, Noosa Heads $4.3m20. 430 Sunrise Rd, Tinbeerwah $4.25m(Source: CoreLogic) Clive Palmer paid $12m for this home at 9 Hedges Ave, Mermaid Beach.He also splashed his cash on the Brisbane home of the founder of the collapsed Linc Energy, Peter Bond — paying $7.5 million for the riverfront estate at 36 Needham St, Fig Tree Pocket.But the biggest home sale of 2018 in the Queensland capital was a riverfront home in Hawthorne with a tennis court, two swimming pools, a putting green and a private jetty. The sale of the seven-bedroom, eight-bathroom property set a new record for the entire Sunshine Coast region when it was sold by IT entrepreneur Daniel Wallis.Just streets away, also in Sunshine Beach, former tennis star Pat Rafter’s beachfront home at 46 Seaview Terrace sold for $15.2 million to Betty’s Burger founder David Hales. This house at 49 Logan Cres, Erakala, was the most expensive home sold in Mackay in 2018.TOP 5 SALES OF 2018 IN ROCKHAMPTONAddress Sale price1. 3 Athelstane St, The Range $1.37m2$940,000Apr-18House5AATHELSTANESTREETTHE RANGE3$870,000Oct-18House58SNEDDONROADLIMESTONE CREEK4$865,000Mar-18House69BOONGARYROADGRACEMERE5$860,000Feb-18House92ALBERTSTREETTHE RANGE(Source: CoreLogic)TOP 5 SALES OF 2018 IN GLADSTONEAddress Sale price1. 13 Gibbons Ct, Agnes Water $1.125m2$840,000Aug-18H11ORTONCOURTSEVENTEEN SEVENTY3$800,000Jun-18H584CAPTAIN COOKDRIVESEVENTEEN SEVENTY4$785,000May-18H7MALLARDCOURTSOUTH GLADSTONE5$765,000Aug-18H543HADDOCKDRIVEO’CONNELL(Source: CoreLogic) This house at 24 Miller St, Bargara, sold for the highest price in the Bundaberg region in 2018.TOP 5 SALES OF 2018 IN FRASER COASTAddress Sale price1. 17/558 Charlton Esp, Urangan $1.29m 2. 389 Oregan Creek Rd, Toogoom $1.25m 3. 107 Esplanade, Point Vernon $1.035m4. 511/569 Charlton Esp, Urangan $950,000 5. 22 Neisler Ct, Kawungun $930,000(Source: CoreLogic) This property at 21-23 Webb Rd, Sunshine Beach, fetched the highest price for a residential property in Queensland in 2018. THEY’RE jawdropping, dripping in luxurious features and have sold for more money than most people can dream of.The top home sales on the record for 2018 in Queensland have been revealed and one buyer stands out from the crowd.Former federal politician and billionaire businessman Clive Palmer splurged more than $22 million on property across the state last year, including a beachfront mansion on the Gold Coast, a riverfront Brisbane estate and a unit in Townsville.
MANILA – Another coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) frontliner, a renowned cardiologist in the country, joined the growing list of virus casualty as the confirmed cases have reached over 500 on Tuesday. Dr. Raul Diaz Jara. Philippine Heart Association PHA also noted Jara’s massive contribution and devotion to the advancement of Philippine cardiology. Dr. Raul Diaz Jara, an esteemed cardiologist and internist, died on early Tuesday morning after testing positive to COVID-19, the Philippine Heart Association (PHA) said in a statement. “It is with profound sadness that we announce the loss of one of the great pillars of cardiology, PHA past president Dr. Raul Diaz Jara. He was a great father, teacher, mentor, poet, author, singer, colleague, friend,” the PHA said in a statement. Several other frontliners have succumbed to COVID-19. Cardiologist Israel Bactol of the Philippine Heart Center, anesthesiologist Gregorio Macasaet III of Manila Doctors Hospital, and oncologist Rose Pulido of the San Juan de Dios Hospital passed away recently. The number of people who tested positive for the coronavirus disease in the Philippines jumped to 552, with the death toll remaining at 33. The number of patients who have recovered is now at 19./PN
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