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Burleigh Heads four-storey-home sells for $1.25 million

first_img89 Ocean Pde, Burleigh Heads. 89 Ocean Pde, Burleigh Heads.The couple recently moved to the Gold Coast from Sydney and planned to retire at Burleigh Heads.The four-storey property offers 180-degree views of the Tallebudgera Creek and Gold Coast Hinterland. 89 Ocean Pde, Burleigh Heads.A STUNNING Burleigh Heads property sold on the weekend for $1.25 million after a long day of negotiating.The four-bedroom home at 89 Ocean Pde went under the hammer on Sunday morning where it was passed in.However a couple who were at the auction snapped up the property that afternoon.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North7 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day ago“The auction was at 10am and we had an agreement on the contract at 4.30pm yesterday,” Ray White Broadbeach agent Troy Fitzgerald said.“The buyers who bought it were at the auction but weren’t in a position to bid under auction terms. It went cash unconditional at 4pm.”last_img read more

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Campaign urges USS to consult membership over ethical investment

first_imgThe campaign said it was encouraged by the recent UK Law Commission report on fiduciary duties, which suggested pension investors could incorporate ethical investment concerns if it had the backing of its beneficiaries.Tim Colbourn, a faculty member of the University College London’s Institute for Global Health and a USS member, said it was “clearly right” for the trustees of USS to be securing financial returns, which he said was their primary responsibility.However, Colbourn said such an approach need not be at the expense of the membership’s view of ethical considerations.“Short-sighted investment actually overlooks the fact that, in the long term, many ‘ethical’ views may also be financial – for example, there is mounting evidence to suggest fossil fuels are systematically overvalued,” he said.ShareAction’s chief executive Catherine Howarth said USS had initially led the way in responsible investing but fallen short in its efforts since appointing a responsible investment officer in the 1990s.“This could be redressed through undertaking a thorough survey of members’ ethical views, followed by a proper evaluation of whether such views, if acted upon, would cause financial detriment to the fund,” she argued.A spokeswoman for USS said the fund took ESG concerns “very seriously” and had a long history of engaging with companies.“Our approach,” she added, “includes engaging with policymakers to drive change. For example, we regularly meet with civil servants and politicians to help build understanding of the investment considerations of climate change and encourage the development of an appropriate regulatory framework to facilitate the transition to a low-carbon economy.”The spokeswoman added that the USS was still evaluating the Law Commission’s report to understand its impact on trustees.,WebsitesWe are not responsible for the content of external sitesLink to Listen to USS campaign site The UK’s largest pension scheme, the £44bn (€55.5bn) Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS), should not invest in companies its membership deems “morally unacceptable”, according to a new campaign.The campaign, organised by responsible investment NGO ShareAction and the University and College Union, said the fund’s investments included “a host of firms” that raised ethical concerns for its members, including on matters such as climate change and labour standards.In a statement, the ‘Listen to USS!’ also cited exposure to tobacco companies and weapons manufacturers as matters of concern.A spokeswoman for the fund pointed to its track record of considering environmental, social and governance (ESG) matters, and noted that it was working with politicians to “help build understanding” of climate change issues.last_img read more

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Sample’s humor, leadership stand out, deans say

first_imgIn his 19 years at USC — the second-longest tenure in the university’s presidential history — President Steven B. Sample has been credited with catapulting USC into an era of success.Higher education experts and others cite Sample’s commitment to interdisciplinary learning, his dedication to global outreach and his yen for fundraising, but those who work alongside him — the deans of USC’s 18 schools — say Sample’s best quality was his humor.Character · Deans of USC’s undergraduate, graduate and professional schools said they will miss President Steven B. Sample’s characteristic jokes at the beginning of his speeches. – Mike Lee | Daily Trojan“He just has a twinkle in his eye, and at any minute he can crack you up and the next minute talk about something serious and important,” said Gerald Davison, dean of the Leonard Davis School of Gerontology, who has been at USC for about 30 years.Davison, like his counterparts at USC’s other schools, said he will miss Sample’s jokes at the beginning of his speeches when he is no longer president in August.“My favorite memory of him is a recurring one,” said Karen Gallagher, dean of the Rossier School of Education. “It was the way he addressed us, the remarks he makes at the speeches, or before the football game, he always starts with a story or joke and then gets serious.”But most of the deans were not surprised that Sample, who many say has dedicated his life to the university, announced his retirement last week, as his job demands just as much time and work as it does humor.“Nineteen years is a very long time for any administrator, certainly for a president,” said Yannis Yortsos, dean of the Viterbi School of Engineering. “The job is very demanding. It’s better to quit when you’re ahead than when your energy’s diminishing.”Sample’s energy, many of the deans said, has never faltered, and despite the demands of his job, he has never seemed to stop caring about each individual school and faculty member.“You might get a phone call when you needed encouragement — that is exceptional,” said Ruth Weisberg, dean of the Roski School of Fine Arts. “Sometimes presidents can be remote figures — Sample was never remote. You always felt he was not just on your team, he was your captain.”Randolph Beatty, dean of the Leventhal School of Accounting, said Sample has not only taken the time to talk with his faculty, but he has also taken the time to listen.“That’s the brilliance of the man. He listens, and so few people do,” Beatty said.Sample has taken a genuine interest in the lives of his faculty, many of the deans said, making him stand out in their eyes.“Well I think the time I was most intimately and deeply influenced was when I was at party that he hosted in his home,” said Qingyun Ma, dean of the School of Architecture. “President Sample immediately remembered a lot of details from our interview back in Shanghai, and he remembered my wife’s name, which is a foreign name. We were so impressed.”Madeline Puzo, dean of the School of Theatre, said she has felt the same personal connection.“Since I was being considered for an art school, when we were talking, he told me, ‘I was once a professional musician. I never made my living at it, but I got paid to play.’ We began talking about the intimacy of art, the intimacy of performance,” Puzo said. “He lets you feel that he is absolutely interested in what interests you.”Those musical talents also stand out to some of the deans. Beatty said every year, at an event in honor of Elaine and Kenneth Leventhal, Sample would play drums and invite someone from the group to play with him.“He’s a very good drummer,” Beatty said. “One year, I got to play drums with him.”Though his caring and humorous nature has earned him the adoration of the deans, Sample’s vision and leadership has earned him their respect.“He came into the university and the atmosphere changed. His motto was, ‘We’re going to do things; we are going to do more with less,’” Davison said. “When he came in it was like a shot of adrenaline. I thought, ‘Wow, we are going to be on the move.’”President Sample has always expected much from his deans and pushed them to be committed to their students, their community, global leadership, research and excellence.“He showed through example,” said Robert Rasmussen, dean of the Gould School of Law. “He was an advocate for USC.”Sample has, in fact, led by example. Throughout his presidency, Sample continued to teach leadership classes, launched and promoted his Good Neighbors Campaign dedicated to helping the surrounding community, spurred the creation of the global conference for the Pacific Rim and has made USC into one of the top research universities in the country.“By maintaining his teaching responsibilities, Sample conveyed a message about what the real priorities of the institution are,” said Avishai Sadan, dean of the School of Dentistry. “[It is] an inspiration that we at the School of Dentistry all follow.”Sample, all agreed, is a man with a vision. But, more importantly, he has done everything in his power to make that vision a reality.“His legacy is that what he saw he was actually able to achieve,” Puzo said.last_img read more

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