In Person Instruction Starts At SUNY JCC This Week

first_imgShare: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) Via SUNY JCC / Facebook.JAMESTOWN – In person instruction at SUNY JCC starts this week.Jamestown Community College officials say students arriving on campus must first check-in part of their COVID-19 screening process.The first day of classes are scheduled to begin on Monday, with safety measures like mask wearing, social distancing floor markers, and sanitation stations in place. Students additionally had to take a online COVID-19 training before returning in-person.Those arriving from outside of the area were also required to quarantine prior to starting class.In addition to their main campus in Jamestown, the college also has two satellite locations in Dunkirk and Olean.For more on the reopening, visit sunyjcc.edu/returntocampus.last_img read more

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01 Garden herbs

first_imgVolume XXXINumber 1Page 1 By Robert R. WesterfieldUniversity ofGeorgiaThe magical properties of herbs are entwined in the lore of manycultures. People have used them since early times for healing,fragrances and distinctive flavors. However you use them, herbs can be exciting in any landscape,too, from formal herb gardens to informal mixes in beds ofannuals, perennials or shrubs.Herb flowers and foliage provide a beautiful palette of color andgreat variation in texture and form. Herbs lend themselves wellto small containers, too, such as window boxes or whisky barrels.Herbs do well in average soil but prefer well-drained, loamy orsandy soils. Choose a place for your herbs with at least 6 hoursof direct sunlight each day.Best soilA soil pH range of 6 to 7.5 is just fine for most herbs. Some,such as rosemary or lavender, prefer the pH slightly higher.Test the soil before you plant to see the actual pH of your soil.Then add the right amount of dolomitic lime to adjust it.Most herbs aren’t heavy feeders. A moderate amount of fertilizerwill provide all the nutrition they need. Some herbs, such asbasil, chives and parsley, may need more since they’re oftenheavily harvested.When you prepare the herb bed, work in generous amounts ofcompost or rotted manure. Till it into the native soil to 12inches deep.Planting on raised beds is a great idea, especially if drainageis of any concern. You can build raised beds of rocks, landscapetimbers, railroad ties, old tires or other materials.More tipsMulch around your herbs with pine straw or bark. This will helpmaintain even moisture around the root system. It discouragesweeds, too, and provides a layer of protection from temperatureextremes.Most herbs are fairly drought-tolerant. They require water onlyduring drier times. Herbs grown in containers and raised planterswill meed more irrigation than those grown in the ground.Herbs can be grown from seeds, cuttings or plant divisions. Ifyou’re new to gardening, you may want to skip propagation andjust buy container plants from a local nursery. Later on, you maywant to start new plants from seeds or cuttings.You can harvest the herbs grown for foliage anytime, although theessential oils are most concentrated just before they bloom.Collect the seedheads of herbs grown for their seeds, such asfennel and dill, soon after the seeds have matured. Herbs arebest collected in late morning, rinsed quickly and air-dried.Drying or freezing will preserve them.Seven for startersThe list of herbs you can plant is long. But the following shortlist will help the beginner get started.These seven herbs do well in the South. They’re easy to grow. Asyou get more confidence, you can add other. (The first one is anannual, but the other six are perennials. The last two aren’tused for cooking.)Basil requires sun and moderatemoisture. Clip flowers to encourage bushiness and prolong thelife of the plant. Use in tomato sauce and pesto.Mint does well in sun or partialshade and semimoist soil. Plant it in a container to keep it fromspreading out of control. Use it in desserts and tea and as agarnish.Oregano likes full sun andmoderate moisture. Use it in meats and vegetables.Sage does best in the sun withmoderate moisture. Trim it to promote bushiness. Use it in meat,cheese and potpourri.Chives thrive in full sun orpartial shade with moderate moisture. Use in eggs, meats andvegetables.Yarrow needs full sun and moderatemoisture. It may need staking. Use it in fresh and driedarrangements.Scented geranium does well in fullsun or partial shade with moderate moisture. Move it indoors forthe winter. Use it in potpourri.(Bob Westerfield is the Cooperative Extension consumerhorticulturist with the University of Georgia College ofAgricultural and Environmental Sciences.)last_img read more

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Georgia 4-H serves military families

first_imgAccording to a presidential report, the nation’s 4-H military program is one of the best in supporting military families before, after and during deployment.“Strengthening the Military Family: An Interagency Review,” highlighted the partnership between 4-H and the military as a successful interagency initiative that assists military families. The U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Department of Defense oversee the partnership.Youth and adult programs offeredIn Georgia, 4-H offers weeklong summer camps specifically for military kids, as well as year-round events like camp weekends and day events for military families. Georgia 4-H, part of University of Georgia Cooperative Extension, also offers military staff members and volunteers training in youth and community development.“University of Georgia Cooperative Extension has been one of the leading institutions in support of military service members and military families since the beginning of overseas contingency operations,” said Beverly Sparks, UGA associate dean for Extension. Reaching thousands of military kidsSince 2003, Georgia 4-H has worked to support 4-H programming both on and off military installations in Georgia. Georgia 4-H coordinates the Operation: Military Kids initiative in the state and has enrolled 7,790 military youth, more than any other state.“In addition to providing high-quality camping programs for military youth and teens worldwide at our five 4-H centers, our faculty and staff work to support the behind-the-scenes work of the 4-H military partnership at the national level,” said Arch Smith, state director of Georgia 4-H.FCS supports families through good times and badIn addition, UGA Extension family and consumer sciences specialists are leading a process to expand and support the Survivor Outreach Service program for the U.S. Army and their chaplains, which assists families through the grieving process. Other specialists assist military families in projects related to childcare and financial planning.The efforts of faculty and staff in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and College of Family and Consumer Sciences will be highlighted at the DOD and USDA Family Resiliency Conference in April. UGA faculty are helping plan the conference and will provide educational workshops, program showcase and research sessions.last_img read more

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Op-Ed: ‘How Montana PSC Saved Customers $8 Million’

first_imgOp-Ed: ‘How Montana PSC Saved Customers $8 Million’ FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Ann Hedges for the Billing Gazette:Who should pay when a coal plant breaks down?That was the question before the Montana Public Service Commission recently after one of the larger units at the Colstrip coal-fired power plant was out of service for almost seven months in 2013. The PSC had to decide whether shareholders or electricity customers would pick up the tab to purchase the power that was needed to replace what the Colstrip unit should have been providing. The PSC’s answer — to the surprise of some — was correct: shareholders.The 780-megawatt Unit 4 is owned by five utilities. All five are regulated, but only one, NorthWestern Energy, serves Montana customers. The others produce electricity for West Coast markets. During the long outage, NorthWestern’s customers had to pay $21 million in fixed costs, including an allowance for profits, for Unit 4, even though it wasn’t operating. The issue before the PSC was whether NorthWestern could charge its customers an additional $8 million to pay for replacement power.In making its decision, the PSC had to determine whether NorthWestern’s costs for replacement power were prudently incurred. NorthWestern thought the decision was cut and dried — of course its customers should pay, both for the overhead costs of the electricity that wasn’t produced, as well as for the electricity that had to be purchased because of the breakdown.But the two-day PSC hearing included expert testimony from David Schlissel, with the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis, who argued that a prudent utility would have — and should have — done three things to avert the situation:Conducted a quick and inexpensive test to determine if the equipment was properly installed. Investigated whether it should have had insurance to cover such outages, considering that the same unit had broken down for a similar length of time just a few years earlier.Investigated whether the contractor who probably caused the outage shared in the liability.NorthWestern did none of those things.Three of the five PSC commissioners sided with consumers, concluding that “NorthWestern failed to demonstrate that it acted prudently in managing, operating and monitoring the plant.”“In fact, persuasive evidence exists regarding steps NorthWestern could have taken to mitigate or prevent the outage,” commissioners added.Full item: How Montana PSC saved consumers $8 millionlast_img read more

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KOLO Bike Park Asheville

first_imgJust across the bridge from downtown Asheville, there’s a sick, flowy trail that weaves around a manicured golf course before ducking in and out of the woods and popping out below a hotel.Ride the whole trail and you’ll hit berms, jumps, singletrack, drops—an unparalleled diversity of terrain, and you’ll do it all in the shadow of downtown Asheville. This is KOLO, a brand new bike park with four miles of flow trail traversing 100 acres of rolling terrain in a relatively urban setting.“This is the type of trail you can’t typically find in the woods,” says Eric Krause, founder and owner of KOLO. “These flow trails are part of the bigger lift-served bike parks out west. We don’t have a chair lift, but we have the rolling terrain, and we’re packing a lot of stuff into the 100 acres of land all around this property.”The trail is already loaded with skills park elements. There’s also an Adventure Center where riders can hang out, change, and use the restroom. This spring, the trail system will grow with new singletrack through surprisingly rocky terrain, a pump track, and some wooden elements that are popular out West.As it develops, KOLO has the potential to offer a style of riding seldom found in the South, but the model also has its challenges. Its location is both a benefit and a detractor. While KOLO is instantly accessible for bikers in Asheville, you’re not getting a wilderness experience at this park that navigates a golf course and hotel. And then there’s the fact that KOLO isn’t free. Full-day access to the park will run you $19. The price tag begs the question: why pay money to ride your bike?“What we have is different,” Krause explains. “There’s plenty of free riding out there, and it’s all great. But this is a different experience. The trails are geared toward honing your skills. If you want to work on jumps or balance riding, you can do that here. You can do the riding that you can’t do out in the woods.”Krause is also positioning KOLO to be a destination for races and clinics, lining up Super D and short track series as well as ongoing adult and youth clinics. Unlike forest service singletrack (most of which was built with hiking in mind), flow trails are ideal for this sort of multidimensional approach to both racing and learning. The trails are designed to be approachable for beginners and fun for experts, with the difficulty level dependent on the speed of the biker.As for the urban location, we’re starting to see this sort of in-fill bike park development across the region. In Travelers Rest, outside of Greenville, S.C., Gateway Park has an expanding portfolio of flow and skills trails, along with dirt jumps, wooden features, and a pump track. Knoxville’s Urban Wilderness is a growing network of trails that weave through parks and private land around downtown Knoxville. You have to connect certain sections of the trail network with roads, but there are 35 miles of trails to explore. Stringer’s Ridge, in Chattanooga, offers a stacked loop system with eight miles of trail on the edge of downtown. Richmond has had downtown singletrack galore for years thanks to the James Island Park system, and the relatively new Rockburn Skills Park, just north of Columbia, Maryland, has a pump track, skills park, and downhill lines.All of these trails allow bikers to get a quick in-town fix, but Krause believes KOLO can be more than just a quick hit for mountain bikers too time-strapped to venture into the national forest. “KOLO offers a taste for all styles of riding,” Krause says. “This spring, we’re also planning on adding some wooden elements and building trails that take advantage of a rocky section of the property. This is the kind of stuff you just can’t find in Pisgah.” •last_img read more

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Barça And Arsenal Matched Up In Champions League Quarter-Finals

first_imgBy Dialogo March 22, 2010 Barcelona, the defending champion and the only Spanish team still in competition, will meet Arsenal, from England, in the quarter-finals of the Champions League, it was determined in Friday’s lottery, in which the other match-ups were Bayern-Manchester, Inter-CSKA, and Lyons-Bordeaux. The first Barça-Arsenal game will be played at Emirates Stadium on 31 March, and the second will be at Camp Nou on 6 April. In the semifinals, Barcelona could face Inter, from Milan, the a priori favorite, or CSKA, from Moscow, while the winner of the Lyons-Bordeaux set will face either Bayern Munich, or Manchester United. Barcelona is hence facing Cesc Fábregas’s Arsenal, which will be seeking revenge for the final in Paris in May 2006 (a 2-1 Catalan victory), with the small advantage of playing the second game at home. Josep Guardiola’s team starts out as the favorite thanks to its forwards, with Lionel Messi and Zlatan Ibrahimovic at the head, and with a center line unequaled in Europe, with Xavi Hernández, Andrés Iniesta, and Yaya Touré. The quarter-finals will also be an occasion for reunions, Fábregas’s return to Camp Nou but also the reunion with his former teammates of Frenchman Thierry Henry, who played for Arsenal in the 2006 final. In the other quarter-final match-ups, Milan’s Inter, coached by Jose Mourinho and the favorite after having eliminated Chelsea from the European competition, will take the measure of Moscow’s CSKA, one of the least prominent teams still in the tournament. “I know from experience that it’s after the games that you know whether the draw was favorable or not (…) We shouldn’t underestimate our opponent; playing CSKA won’t be easy,” Inter’s general manager, Ernesto Paolillo, told the Sky Sport television network. For Bayern Munich, things will be more complicated, and its match-up against Manchester United and the latter’s star forward Wayne Rooney will be one of the most anticipated in this round. “It’s a difficult draw, but also one that gets the emotions going. Manchester United is the favorite in this duel, but that’s what’s most interesting, bringing the favorite down,” said Bayern Munich president, Karl-Heinz Rummenigge. In addition, the confrontation with Manchester will have for the Germans the added attraction of revenge for the defeat suffered in the 1999 final (2-1). In the last match-up, the pairing of the two French teams still in the tournament, Lyons and Bordeaux, two rivals who know each other well from the first-division championships, ensures that France will have a presence in the semifinals (against Bayern Munich or Manchester United).last_img read more

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Great family home has cool, peaceful setting

first_imgThe home at 32 George St, Redcliffe.Downstairs, the home has a rumpus room with built-in bar, double garage, workshop, laundry, toilet, two patios and a shed. Upstairs, there is a sunroom, living area, kitchen and dining room, which opens to the deck. Two of the three bedrooms have built-in storage and there is a family bathroom and separate toilet. More from newsLand grab sees 12 Sandstone Lakes homesites sell in a week21 Jun 2020Tropical haven walking distance from the surf9 Oct 2019 The back deck at 32 George St, Redcliffe.Mrs Condon said the home was in a quiet neighbourhood with the Botanic Gardens across the road. “You can hear the birds singing across the road and you get to watch the changing flora,” she said. “We’re just a 10-minute walk to the public hospital, a five-minute walk to the private hospital and a quick drive to the beach.“We’re also about a five-minute drive from the train station and there’s a bus stop around the corner.” The property is being marketed by Rosslyn Kennedy, of Gateway Properties, for offers over $525,000. The home at 32 George St, Redcliffe.ENJOY lovely breezes in this north-facing, highset home with entertainment deck and swimming pool. The property at 32 George St, Redcliffe, is opposite the Redcliffe Botanic Gardens and a short drive from the waterfront. Geraldine and David Condon bought the home 10 years ago and have given it a revamp. “We’ve done the bathroom, kitchen and toilets, painted inside and out, and polished the floors,” Mrs Condon said. center_img The living room at 32 George St, Redcliffe.“The deck is my favourite part of the home — it’s a lovely space,” Mrs Condon said. “It’s a north-facing deck overlooking the pool and yard. We have a lovely green backyard that’s very private.“We’ve had a lot of barbecues and family Christmases on the back deck with the grandkids in the pool.“We’re also in a lovely high position and in summer we get beautiful breezes through the whole house.”last_img read more

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Asset management roundup: DWS partners with Tikehau for alts ‘alliance’

first_imgGerman asset management giant DWS aims to expand its offerings in non-mainstream asset classes through a “strategic alliance” with French alternatives specialist Tikehau Capital.The two companies have already agreed to launch a jointly managed alternatives product next year, and they have also pledged to invest in a selection of each other’s new and existing funds and strategies.The agreement follows Tikehau’s purchase of a stake in DWS when the German company listed in March.“This is an important alliance aligned fully to our ambition to expand our presence further in the alternatives asset class, an area where we see sharply increasing interest from clients,” said Nicolas Moreau, CEO of DWS Group.  DWS sees ‘sharply increasing interest’ in alternatives, says CEO Nicolas MoreauIn a statement announcing the partnership, the companies said they would “strengthen their links and discussions” regarding private equity and unlisted infrastructure strategies, with a particular focus on sustainable and impact investing.In addition, Tikehau said it would begin to introduce its private loans strategies to German clients through DWS’ network.All the plans are subject to legal and regulatory approvals, but the two firms stated their intention to begin the partnership immediately.DWS runs €702bn globally, including €241bn for European institutional investors, according to IPE’s Top 400 Asset Managers report. Tikehau did not participate in the Top 400 surveys but reported assets under management of nearly €15bn at the end of June. Antoine Flamarion, co-founder of Tikehau Capital, added: “With this strategic alliance, we are creating a framework to deliver significant added value based on our respective expertise. It shows how meaningful it was to participate in DWS’s IPO.”center_img eVestment opens up manager databankInvestment analytics firm eVestment has collated previously undisclosed research from investment consultants in a new databank for investors.In a statement today, the US-based company said its Market Lens service offered more than 35,000 documents, audio recordings and videos connected to investment products and mandates.Investors using the databank would have access to product ratings, consultant search data and information on the actual level of fees negotiated by advisers and asset owners.Debra Gregory, product leader for Market Lens, said the database aimed to offer “the complete picture of the institutional investment landscape” and bring “a new level of efficiency” to distribution efforts. Swiss bank enters impact investing arena Union Bancaire Privée (UBP) has launched a “positive impact” equity strategy based on a framework developed in collaboration with the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL), a team from the University of Cambridge’s School of Technology.The fund will have a concentrated portfolio of 25-35 stocks selected for their compliance with a range of “measurable impact criteria” identified by the framework, UBP said.The strategy aimed to invest in companies actively working to address environmental and societal challenges, the company added.Nicolas Faller, co-CEO of UBP’s asset management arm, said: “We are convinced that we are at a tipping point in demand, both from society and from nations, and that companies which help to solve society’s and the planet’s acute challenges are ideally positioned for steady growth over the coming decades.”CISL runs an “investment leaders group”, which is a network of pension funds, insurers and asset managers actively working on responsible investment issues. UBP is a recent member of the group.last_img read more

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The “perfect” Aussie backyard is setting development projects apart

first_imgThe Preston Point development at Albany Creek with resident amenities. Photo: SuppliedWhen new inner-city apartment projects come on the market, it’s not uncommon for resort-style pools, barbecues, recreational areas and communal gardens to be part of the mix.But developer Unison Projects has recognised there is an opportunity to deliver the quintessential “perfect” Aussie backyard and has made these amenities a feature in its medium density developments, with the Preston Point Residences townhouse project at Albany Creek and Pavilions on ParkVue at Oxley.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus12 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market12 hours agoThese are examples of the attention taken to encourage active lifestyles, community engagement and the desire to preserve green space that sets these projects apart.Unison’s Shannon Down said the company wanted to provide residents with high quality recreational facilities that were often unachievable in today’s more compact living arrangements and a setting for people to connect and socialise in an ever increasing digital world dominated by social media.Mr Down said the location of Preston Point on the former Hawkins Garden Centre site along the banks of Albany Creek on Brisbane’s northside provided the perfect backdrop to create usable and accessible community space, with a focus on community participation and interaction.The estate, which recently launched its third and final stage, comprises 74 lifestyle townhouses within a “green’’ community on a 3.2ha site amid stately fig trees along the banks of Albany Creek. The development was named Preston Point by local high school students, with the estate honouring the original owner John Preston. The resident recreation facilities include a 16m resort-style pool with wraparound deck, barbecue area and pizza oven, fire pit, bocce court, communal vegetable garden and large lawn area with football posts.“The range of activities on offer at Preston Point can range from kicking a ball, sitting back at the pool, helping maintain the community vegetable garden, or sitting around the firepit after cooking something in the pizza oven beside the pool,” Mr Down said.Pavilions on Parkvue is the final stage in Unison’s $80 million ParkVue master-planned community at Oxley in Brisbane’s southwest. Residents of Pavilions on ParkVue enjoy exclusive use of the pool and recreational area including access to 3.75ha of surrounding parklands, creeks and walking trails.last_img read more

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Queensland garage has space for 29 vehicles

first_imgTo get even close to the number of vehicle spaces that this property provides, it is slim pickings. But you could buy the Ashgrovian Apartments for $6 million. It comes with 28 bedrooms but even then it only has 24 car spaces. In Chandler, a six bedroom house at 558 London Road, which has been dubbed the ‘James Bond House’ has a 16-car garage, while in Burbank there is a seven bedroom house with garaging for 23 cars. RELATED: A James Bond-inspired home with two secret staircases for sale It is being marketed by David Berns of David Berns Real Estate at Noosa. Mr Berns said the current owner built the shed for his car collection, which has included Lamborhinis and Aston Martins. “He has sold a lot them now,” he said. “But that is a million-dollar shed.“I have never seen a garage that big in all of my time in real estate.”Mr Berns said he was already getting interest from local, interstate and overseas buyers.The main house, which sits in the treetops, has two bedrooms including a master bedroom with a walk-in wardrobe and ensuite and a second bedroom with an ensuite and built-in robes. Escape to the country with this charming Gold Coast estate There is also a huge open plan living and lounge room, a dining room and a central kitchen, an office and several undercover decks, with high ceilings and timber floors throughout. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus10 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market10 hours agoThere is also a woodburner in the lounge area, which opens on to the deck, with expansive windows throughout the main house to capture the stunning vistas. Outside there is a stunning pool with views that seem to go on forever, landscaped gardens and walkways. Brisbane’s growth star suburbs namedcenter_img Whoa!On the market for offers in writing over $4.995 million, it is hard to know where to even begin with this spectacular property, which has uninterrupted views of the surrounding mountains and out to the Noosa coast and the ocean. Wow!Called Sant’Agata, the house is surrounded by a 330m perimeter granite wall, has 540,000 litres of rainwater storage and a freshwater bore and a whopping 800sq m custom warehouse complex that can house a serious car collection plus an additional – more standard – three car garage. I would never see hubby again!!!! The Cooroy Mountain house at night Across from the main house and via the covered deck, portico and breezeway is the massive garage and workshop, plus a guest quarters with its own ensuite and patio. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:52Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:52 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. 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 Rate1xFullscreenAussie homes with amazing garages00:53There is a new contender for Australia’s biggest garage, and it makes that 22-car Sydney one look like a large carport. This one has space for 29 vehicles.Located on Cooroy Mountain in the Noosa hinterland, this private hilltop estate sits on 39.63 hectares and has to be seen to be believed. MORE NEWS: The Qld city climbing the global property rich listlast_img read more

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