UN trade meet is chance to reset world economy: Host

By on October 19, 2020

first_imgThe postponed ministerial gathering of the UN Conference on Trade and Development will take place in Barbados in April 2021, organizers said Wednesday, tasked with rebuilding economies battered by the coronavirus crisis.The quadrennial UNCTAD conference will be a “window of opportunity” to reset the way international trade operates, organizers said.The UN organization’s 15th ministerial conference was initially scheduled for October 2020 in Barbados but was postponed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Besides the climbing death toll — now above 700,000 — the pandemic has caused deep economic damage around the world.”The global trading system has been woefully unprepared for this global health crisis,” said UNCTAD Secretary-General Mukhisa Kituyi.”UNCTAD 15 will shape the ambitions for a better recovery. Countries have realized the devastating limits of current development practices,” the Kenyan former trade minister said.”This gives us a window of opportunity to build the political will towards the systemic changes needed for truly better recovery, despite the current steep obstacles to international solidarity,” he said.According to UNCTAD’s estimates, developing countries need $2.5 trillion immediately to start tackling the damage caused by the pandemic. Topics :center_img It will now be held in the Caribbean island’s capital Bridgetown next April 25-30.”The COVID-19 global emergency and its extreme repercussions have exposed the need for a fundamental rethinking of many of the assumptions that previously underpinned the international economic order,” Mia Mottley, the prime minster of Barbados, said at a virtual signing ceremony for the hosting agreement.”The crisis has provided the UNCTAD membership with a unique opportunity to be at the forefront of the new thinking and radical policy corrections that the situation now requires,” she added.The conference is the highest decision-making body of Geneva-based UNCTAD, which counts 195 member states and reports to the UN General Assembly.last_img read more

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Gold Coast real estate: ‘My family wanted Utopia — so I built it’

By on October 6, 2020

first_img11 Jarema Drive, Mudgeeraba is going to auction on February 21.JOHN and Caroline Carrett develop resorts for a living so it’s no surprise their family home resembles one.From a tennis court, lap pool, spa, soccer field to a built-in aquarium, billiard room, gym and cinema, their Mudgeeraba mega mansion is more resort-like than house. 11 Jarema Drive, Mudgeeraba. Fancy some tennis? The kitchen. The property is a sight to see from the air.From a sewing room library, cloak room and separate studio pavilion, no expense has been spared. “It’s a lovely house with plenty of room,” he said. “Everyone has their own space.”Most of the living areas are on the ground floor and flow outside with alfresco areas overlooking both the tennis court and pool. The kitchen offers a raft of luxury features including breakfast bar, island bench topped in hi-tech solid surfaces, walk-in pantry, two dishwashers and a bar with a bi-fold window server. The in-built aquarium.With five children, the location was paramount. More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa20 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days ago“Our kids were at Somerset College and Caroline was driving many miles each day from Palm Beach. Living here has been so convenient; we’re two minutes to the school and two minutes to Robina Town Centre yet we are surrounded by wallabies.” The house took 15 months to build and another 12 months to finish the landscaping.Upon entry to the 9841sq m acreage retreat, it’s obvious it’s is something special. Relax poolside.There are also two ensuite bedrooms on the ground floor. The remaining four bedrooms are upstairs along with the library and another sitting area. Entertaining has played a big role for the Carrett family with birthdays and graduation parties popular. The library.center_img Relax in one of the nine living areas. Relax poolside.“We have had rock bands down on the tennis court as well as jumping castles. It’s been a great family home with a lot of good times.” The family are selling, with plans to downsize on the Coast.The pair are taking the property to auction on February 21 through Katrina Walsh of Harcourts Coastal. There is no shortage of space in this kitchen! Another living area features the aquarium as a feature. Another courtside living area.A winding driveway through a “rainforest jungle” creates a sense of tranquillity while a Port cochere entry provides a grand welcome. The huge 1343sq residence has six bedrooms including four with their own private lounges, a commercial-scale kitchen, bar, 10-car basement and nine different living areas.High ceilings, wide hallways, hardwood flooring and floor-to-ceiling glass enables the interiors to combine with the tropical setting. The sprawling property is more resort-like than house.The initial house brief was simple: “I promised the kids Utopia many years ago and I had to deliver on it,” Mr Carrett said.“Our background is in motel resort development so we just wanted to build something along those lines.”The pair bought the 9841sq m block at 11 Jarema Drive in 2007; they had the first pick of exclusive Jabiru Estate.“We bought the first block here,” Mr Carrett said. “When we first bought it there was just a sign out the front that said ‘interested?’ with a phone number.” last_img read more

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City of Wellington issues weed and wild growth policy

By on August 14, 2020

first_imgSubmitted to Sumner Newscow — The following are the policies for City of Wellington weed and wild growth:What is a weed or wild growth?Brush and woody vinesIndigenous grasses that attain large growth and may become a fire hazardGrowth that may bear downy or winged seedsGrowth that harbors pests or verminNon-ornamental grasses or plants that are 12 inches in heightWhat is the property owner’s responsibility?It is the owner’s responsibility to maintain the entirety of their yard (and any other properties they may own). This includes all yard and areas between property lines and centerlines of streets, alleys, easements, and rights-of-ways, public or private.What happens if properties are not maintained?If an owner fails to maintain their property, a Weed Notice will be issued by the City of Wellington Engineering Department. This Notice will remain in effect until December 31, 2015. Separate notices will not be sent for recurring violations throughout the year. Once in place, notices will not be removed for any reason.If an owner does not maintain their property after notice has been issued, the City will mow the property at the owner’s expense. Mowing costs are calculated by a minimum of $100/hr. at a minimum of 1 hour, and then billed in ½ hour increments thereafter to be rounded to the next ½ hour. An Administrative fee of $50 will also be included into the cost.  Recurring violations will be mowed without additional notice.The City of Wellington encourages all property owners to be mindful about the condition of their property. If there are any questions, citizens are encouraged to contact Code Compliance at the City Administration Center at (620)326-3871 or codecompliance@cityofwellington.netFollow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! 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One of my family members has had to file complaints with the city the past two years over the state of their neighbors yard. Its time the city compliance officer started actually doing their job, instead of just driving around pointlessly all day looking for stray animals. Report Reply 1 reply · active 277 weeks ago -13 Vote up Vote down Marsha · 277 weeks ago Be careful what you wish for…there could be another Dennis Rader around. Report Reply +8 Vote up Vote down Harold Gaines · 277 weeks ago The way I read this, cottonwood, elm and maple trees are now illegal since they are “growth” and have either “downy” or “winged” seeds. Is that correct? If so, that’s going to make Wellington virtually treeless. Perhaps the policy needs to be more specific. Report Reply 1 reply · active 276 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Ted Logan · 276 weeks ago I think they’re assuming people aren’t morons. Report Reply +2 Vote up Vote down WellCitizen · 277 weeks ago It would be nice if they would also issue notices to property owners who have trash and junk all over their property. There is a house on North Poplar where the residents have been throwing their trash under the porch. This house is a health hazard!! Report Reply 0 replies · active 277 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down anonymous · 277 weeks ago Or those who so many cars they park their excess cars on church property like 214 w. Lincoln does. Make your own driveway bigger and use your garage! Report Reply 0 replies · active 277 weeks ago +2 Vote up Vote down WellHole · 276 weeks ago What about the house on the corner of Morning Side Drive owned by the Carroll’s with broken down vehicles, grass and vines up to your head and trash every where. Report Reply 0 replies · active 276 weeks ago +4 Vote up Vote down SuCo Pride · 276 weeks ago Or how about any of you take the time to file a proper complaint with the City regarding any of these properties. This is more often than not Complaint Driven Enforcement, so take the first step. For the record, the first step isn’t a complaint post on the Cow. Report Reply 0 replies · active 276 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! 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