Russia to Insist on Classification of UAVs, AD Maritime Platforms as Conventional Armanents, Says Rozgin

first_img View post tag: Conventional View post tag: Armanents Back to overview,Home naval-today Russia to Insist on Classification of UAVs, AD Maritime Platforms as Conventional Armanents, Says Rozgin Russia will insist on classification of UAVs and AD maritime platforms as conventional armaments, said on Nov 15 Russia’s ambassador to NATO Dmitry Rogozin.“Undoubtedly, we will stand for entering of new weapon systems emerged in recent two decades such as unmanned aerial vehicles including attack ones used against Libya into the list of conventional armaments”, told Rogozin to RIA Novosti summarizing the NATO-Russia Council session held on Tuesday in Brussels.According to diplomat, such type of arms “is becoming a cornerstone of NATO’s military policy in Europe”. “We consider that sea-based air defense systems currently appearing in European, northern and southern waters should be also classified as conventional arms. We cannot disregard potential threat posed by those military assets“, pointed out Rogozin.He noted that “CFE Treaty causes much more doubts and discords between Russia and NATO than missile defense issues”.Rogozin emphasized that “no discriminatory measures can be taken against Russia”.“We won’t accept any flank restrictions, attempts to deter Russia from troop redeployments within own territory. Any effort to lay hands on our freedom will be perceived as relics of colonial policy and instantly repelled. And today that was told to NATO partners quite clear”, said the diplomat.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, November 18, 2011 View post tag: Navy View post tag: UAVs View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Classification View post tag: platforms View post tag: Naval Authoritiescenter_img November 18, 2011 View post tag: Russia Russia to Insist on Classification of UAVs, AD Maritime Platforms as Conventional Armanents, Says Rozgin View post tag: says View post tag: Rozgin View post tag: Insist View post tag: Maritime View post tag: ad Share this articlelast_img read more

Comedy

first_imgPuppetry of the Penisdir Simon Morley27 SeptemberNew TheatreEngland’s Ashes victory is under discussion. British Woman: “Loser!”. Australian Man: “Thank you, madam, but you’re the one who paid to see my cock.”Simon Morley and David Friend have got it made. Their show, Puppetry of the Penis, can’t cost much to take on the road: they get three puffs of dry ice; they need someone to work a video camera; they’ve got two capes, no costume changes to worry about. (There’s no programme, so I didn’t catch the name of the warm-up act.) They ape a double-act in the tradition of the music-hall, Simon performing as if he’s doing a sarcastic stand-up routine, and David playing the younger hapless puppyish stooge who’s more likely to run about, to disappear off-stage and re-enter with a comedy prop.Simon has short-cropped dark hair; David is a vaguely messy dirty blond with comedy sideburns out of the latest Pride and Prejudice. Simon calls David “monkey boy” and bosses him about. They banter, they show affection, they watch each other’s backs. It’s not a particularly great example of the double-act, but it works the audience to heights of hysteria most comics can only pray for. Why? They happen to be naked save for plimsolls and socks. Neither is buffed. And both their penises look as though they have been rolled out with a rolling pin and then fretted with elastic. They contort them into wince-inducing shapes while keeping up a running patter in offensive stereotyped misogyny.And that’s why, on a one-off gig on a Tuesday night, the New Theatre is playing pretty much to capacity and predominantly to an older-than-student-age female audience. There are hen nights in, and 21st and 40th birthday parties, as well as a retirement do. “Are there any gay men here?” One couple bravely admits to it and is the butt of jokes thereafter. Repeat after me: comedy is cruel. Here it is really cruel.Fresh from a successful run at the Edinburgh Fringe, these two guys rub their penises like boy scouts with so much kindling, and then stretch them into likenesses of the Eiffel Tower (with dark clouds obscuring the tip of the tower, so we’re told, though I wasn’t convinced) or Uluru (“Ayer’s Rock,” Simon explains. “Any Australians in the audience? Bet you feel homesick.”)A hamburger shape takes a starring role as does a chicken nugget (“I’m a big fan of the Colonel’s work,” says Simon; “Smell the magical spices!” says David, sniffing amazedly at his fingers) or Gonzo from the Muppets or the Loch Ness Monster (complete with realistic bobbing head movements). With the addition of a champagne cork-guard, the penis becomes a greyhound eager for the off and then morphs into a frightening Hannibal Lecter.Somewhere, of course, the line is crossed. But it’s hard to say where. Maybe it was being rash enough to agree to review the show at all. Maybe it’s the woman who, fifteen seconds in, shouts, “Show us your nob!” at the warm-up act. She gets a reproving ticking off.Maybe it’s the gleeful playing to type as macho ’Stralians who can abuse women and still be loved for it. It could probably be drawn at the warm-up’s characterisation of all Germans as either obsessed with sex acts involving urination or Nazis. It’s definitely the warm-up’s gag about how you’ll never find a man complaining about having his drink spiked, and then miming drunken appreciation of oral sex. There’s offence aplenty for the taking.If this is the male answer to The Vagina Monologues – as the warm-up seems to suggest – it’s a worrying look-out, but a bit of fun, nonetheless.ARCHIVE: 0th week MT 2005last_img read more

Oxford launches Springboard program

first_imgOxford University Careers Service have launched a new program of assertiveness classes exclusively for female undergraduates.Based on the Springboard Women’s Development Program, a course offered by Springboard Consultancy, it aims to “ensure female undergraduates are equipped for their career after graduation – be it in academia, business or the third sector!”.The four day program had its first run last week, and consists of three one-day workshops, as well as guest speakers from RBS and BP, which are sponsoring the course. A small number of sought-after internships at the two companies will be made available to the Oxford course participants.The program hopes to encourage undergraduates in “taking initiative when making decisions in lives, careers and academic work’, improved ‘confidence and assertiveness as women’ as well as ‘increased awareness of their place as women in society and the world around them”.Jonathan Black, Director of the Careers Service, said, ‘The program aims to give women the chance to focus on and understand their values, set meaningful goals, and build confidence and assertiveness so they feel more able to reach for their aspirations. It’s not about making them more aggressive or demanding to adjust to a man’s world, but encouraging them to be confident in themselves. The three day course also provides very practical steps from female professionals on how to achieve their goals.“When we did a survey three years ago with the student union on what Oxford undergraduates thought about the industry, and what we found was women in general aren’t applying to high achieving jobs. In more male dominated industries they count themselves out before they’ve even applied because they think ‘they won’t want me’. We’re not saying that all women should aspire to these jobs in the City, but we are trying to show that they should feel able to apply for them.’“What we find is that women can be pretty assertive in some parts of their lives but not in others,” said Jenny Daisley, the chief executive of the Springboard Consultancy which will run the programme along with staff at the university.“The undergraduate sitting quiet as a mouse in supervision, giving the impression that they have not got anything to say, may have lots to say but needs positive advice so that they are not invisible.”Balliol undergraduate Alice Hallewell, who took the course in 0th week, told Cherwell “I decided to apply for the program as I felt that I lacked academic and professional confidence, and this was holding me back in my uni work but also in pursuing my career goals. I had an overall aim or wish but no way in which to start working towards it. The highlight of the course for me was meeting a lovely supportive group of women and being able to open up to each other in a very honest way, it was quite liberating.” “The program provided frameworks of how to approach things and take a step back to reflect on things before making decisions. It’s helped me to focus on what I really want and how to go about finding out about it and starting to take small, acheivable steps towards it. I now feel more confident in professional situations and more confident that I am making decisions and taking action for myself.”Brasenose student Anna Broadley commented “Boys seem to have more self conviction, even when their self-belief is not necessarily based on any greater academic merit. While the girls are freaking out about whether they have done enough work for a tutorial, the boys are more likely to say ‘I’ll just blag it”.last_img read more

Hoboken museum to host award-winning LGBT documentary screening

first_imgHOBOKEN — The Hoboken Historical Museum at 1301 Hudson St. will host a screening of the award-winning LGBT film “LOVE WINS” with a Q&A featuring the stars of the film and the filmmaker Robin Kampf.“Love Wins” is a half-hour documentary that tells the story of two women, Jan Morre (83) and Emily Sonnessa (87), who met and fell in love during a time when doing so was taboo. During this time they raised a family of three children while keeping their relationship a secret.During New Jersey’s Pride Month, the couple’s story offers a look into how gay couples in the mid-20th century lived double lives, fearing being “outed.”Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the film screens at 7 p.m. Friday, June 15, followed by Q&A. Light refreshments will be served. Tickets are $10 at the door, $5 for Hoboken Museum members. Seating is limited and reservations are advised.Reservations can be made at https://tinyurl.com/lovescreening. ×last_img read more

Press release: Government hits target of 2,500 new prison officers 7 months ahead of schedule

first_imgHMP Cardiff’s Governor Danny Khan said: Going beyond this important milestone so early is a real achievement. It means the vast majority of these prison officers will be working on the landings by the summer, and all of them will be in place by the end of the year. This will make a real difference to the safety and security of our prisons, ensuring they can fulfil their purpose – protecting the public, reducing reoffending and crucially, rehabilitating offenders. But let me be clear – the recruitment drive continues and will continue until we reach required levels across the prison estate, with the same urgency that has secured this remarkable influx of new staff. I joined because I wanted a job where I could work with people and try to help rehabilitate them. I was also attracted to the idea that I could progress in this role in the future. I am really proud to work in the prison service – you’re working with such an important part of society. We are clear about the purposes prison serves: protection, punishment and rehabilitation. Our staffing drive is vital to ensuring prisons will not only be safer, more secure and more decent, but will support prisoners in turning their backs on crime for good.Increasing staffing levels is part of the wider prison reform programme, with its relentless focus on getting the basics right – ensuring prisons are safe and decent, with a secure perimeter that prevents drugs and other contraband getting in.And we are also cracking down on the serious and organised criminals operating their networks from behind bars, investing £14 million in tackling this threat including in new intelligence and serious and organised crime teams. Figures released today show an additional 2,699 prison officers on landings or in Prison Officer Entry Level Training (POELT) since October 2016, while a further 255 are performing operational support roles pending the start of their training.Dean Gardiner, acting Governor at HMP Pentonville, said: Hitting this target is an important milestone for the prison service. The new staff here at HMP Pentonville have made a real difference to how the prison runs by building positive relationships with prisoners. The boost in officer numbers has allowed us to deliver more and improve the rehabilitation offered to the offenders, which prepares them to turn away from crime upon release and prevents future victims of reoffending. The government has passed its target to recruit an additional 2,500 prison officers by the end of 2018 7 months ahead of schedule, the Justice Secretary revealed today (22 April 2018).As figures showed a net increase of 3,111 prison officers between October 2016 and March 2018, David Gauke said there would be no let up in the relentless recruitment drive despite the milestone being reached. Nearly 90 per cent of the 3,000 new recruits will be on the landings by the summer.Continuing to boost staffing numbers is crucial as it will allow prisons to introduce a new model where prison officers spend more time both one-to-one and with small groups of prisoners. This approach is key to creating more constructive relationships between offenders and prison officers, reducing violence, improving stability and intensifying the focus on rehabilitation.Justice Secretary David Gauke said: Officer Shrubsole, a neuroscience graduate, has just completed his training and started work at HMP Pentonville. The 25-year-old said: Officer Zefi, aged 27, has completed 6 months as a prison officer at HMP Featherstone. He said: I joined the service so that I could help rehabilitate people. In the past 6 months, I feel that I have already made a difference which is really rewarding. The work is varied – one day I could be escorting people to courts and the next supporting someone who is distressed or needs support. Working in prisons is obviously challenging, but our prison officers are clear their job is about rehabilitating offenders, helping them secure employment upon release and making society safer. It’s essential we recruit positive prison officers who aren’t afraid to push this agenda.last_img read more

Neil Young And Promise Of The Real Share New Song And Music Video, “Children Of Destiny”

first_imgNeil Young and Promise of the Real have shared a surprise new music video for their song “Children of Destiny,” a patriotic montage in celebration of the Fourth of July. Willie Nelson’s songs Lukas and Micah Nelson were involved in the new record, which also featured a 56-piece orchestra, totaling 62 musicians on the single. It is not established whether the song is part of a larger project that they are working on, or if it is just a single for the holiday.“Preserve the land and save the seas for the children of destiny / The children of you and me,” the lyrics sing. “Stand up for what you believe / Resist the powers that be / Preserve the ways of democracy so the children can be free.” Watch the music video below:Young and Micah announced “Children of Destiny” in a Facebook Live video yesterday, which features the two in a white car in a tree-draped driveway with a peace flag and confetti, or “covfefe.” The Facebook clip ends with a piece of paper that reads “resist.”last_img read more

Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles To Preach The Gospel Of Love On New Year’s Eve

first_imgThe soulful funk outfit Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles have had an exciting year worth celebrating, and will close out 2018 on a strong note later this month with a New Year’s Eve performance at Cervantes’ Other Side in Denver, CO.Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles Share In-The-Round Live Video Of “Trade It All” [Pro-Shot]The seven-piece ensemble, including church-reared Hammond organ virtuoso Cory Henry, Nicholas Semrad (synthesizer), Adam Agati (guitar), Taron Locket (drums), Sharay Reed (bass), Denise Stoudmire (vocals), and Tiffany Stevenson (vocals), are no strangers to the road, having toured together throughout the U.S. and internationally, hitting festivals such as Brooklyn Comes Alive, Indy Jazz Festival, SF Jazz, Montreux Jazz Festival, Okeechobee, Electric Forest, North Sea Jazz, Love Supreme Festival, Newport Jazz Festival, and more.Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles Bring Their Soulful Revelry To NPR’s Tiny Desk [Watch]Earlier this year, Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles released their first full-length EP Art Of Love. Recorded in Henry’s hometown of Brooklyn, NY, Art Of Love was tracked live to capture the incomparable energy of The Funk Apostles’ live shows and to channel the warm analog vibes of the 1970s. Henry’s unparalleled artistic design shines brightly on Art Of Love, as the musical Jedi both composed and produced the album’s intricate arrangements. That’s not to say that the album is lacking a live aesthetic, as The Funk Apostles worked with minimal rehearsal and several tracks are first-take recordings.Regarding his recent recording process, Cory Henry expressed,The human voice is so powerful. When I’m singing, it’s like this extra way of connecting and communicating with people beyond what I can do just playing the organ. I’m able to convey these messages that are really important and meaningful to me through my words. Being front and center like this every night, it’s a challenge, but I’m up for it.Check out the recently released pro-shot video of Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles’ in-the-round arrangement of “Trade It All”, from Art of Love, at Hollywood, California’s Sayers Club back in early October for a glimpse into the group’s infectious energy.Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles – “Trade It All” – Live From Sayers Club[Video: Cory Henry]Also in October, Henry and his Apostles released the video for their three-song performance at NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert series, which featured “Love Will Find A Way”; the opening track from their 2018 EP, Art of Love; and the EP’s closing track, “Send Me A Sign”. The entire performance, like any Cory Henry performance, feels spiritually invigorating.Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles – NPR Tiny Desk Concert[Video: NPR Music]Do not miss this chance to see Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles live on New Year’s Eve in Colorado. For ticketing and more information on Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles’ upcoming Cervantes’ New Year’s Eve show, head to the event page here.For a chance to win two tickets to Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles’ upcoming NYE show, enter the contest below:last_img read more

Piñera Sworn In As Chile’s New President In Middle Of Tsunami Alert

first_imgBy Dialogo March 12, 2010 Sebastián Piñera took the oath of office as Chile’s new president Thursday, succeeding Michelle Bachelet, in a tense ceremony held in the headquarters of the Chilean Congress following three earthquakes in the minutes preceding the ceremony and the issuance of a tsunami alert for the area including the legislative building. In the presence of dozens of foreign dignitaries, guests, and members of Congress – a number of them visibly frightened by the earthquakes that shook this city (Valparaíso) 120 km west of Santiago – the sixty-year-old Piñera was administered the oath by the new president of Congress, Jorge Pizarro, a member of the opposition. “Yes, I swear,” Piñera said in response to the formula in which Pizarro called on him to respect the Constitution. Following the ceremony, the new president took the traditional drive in a black Ford Galaxie convertible with the top down, greeting the people stationed along the route in a rather strange situation, since at the same time many people were evacuating to higher ground. The last half hour before Piñera’s installation was one of anxiety for those who were in the congressional headquarters awaiting the arrival of the outgoing president and the president-elect, since the building was shaken by a 7.2-magnitude earthquake, according to the U.S. Geological Survey, which located the quake’s center 144 kilometers south of Valparaíso. Two aftershocks weaker than the first quickly followed, and at the same time that Piñera was stepping onto the red carpet to enter the Congress’s headquarters, the National Emergency Office (Onemi) in Santiago issued a tsunami alert for more than 400 kilometers of shoreline. Less than half an hour after Piñera’s swearing-in, the congressional building began to be evacuated, as AFP could confirm. While an evacuation was being ordered over loudspeakers, members of the national police urged the reporters who were covering the ceremony to evacuate “urgently.” Even without this added drama, the ceremony had been expected to be austere, due to the state of public disaster the country has experienced following the earthquake and tsunami that struck Chile on 27 February, forcing the incoming president to take on the rebuilding of the country. As a symbol of his commitment to this task, Piñera’s first act as president will be to travel, on the day of his inauguration itself, to the devastated city of Constitución, one of those most affected by the tsunami, where he will sign emergency decrees to speed up the rebuilding. “We will not be the earthquake administration, but rather the rebuilding administration,” Piñera has said, having already confirmed that he will ask Congress for modifications to the budget in order to adapt “to the realities and the needs” of the catastrophe. Piñera’s administration is the first right-wing government since the end of Augusto Pinochet’s dictatorship (1973-1990). In the twenty years since, the Concertación, a coalition of four center-left parties, has governed without interruption. One of the new president’s great challenges will be replacing Bachelet, who has set a very high bar: she leaves office with an 84% popularity rating, thanks to the large social projects she inaugurated in the country and to a charisma that has brought her forgiveness for her mistakes, including her slow reaction to the earthquake. Bachelet’s departure from the Presidential Palace Thursday demonstrated the charisma she takes with her. Thousands of people stationed themselves at the exit from La Moneda to see her off and ask her to return as president in 2014, although she asked them “not to make up political fiction.” The new president has promised to continue the previous administration’s social programs, accompanied by a cabinet dominated by businesspeople (even at the Foreign Affairs Ministry), but any polemics that might have arisen as a result have been relegated to secondary status in the face of the formidable work of rebuilding that will fall to the new president.last_img read more

UK roundup: Rally planned to protest proposed Nissan DB closure

first_imgAccording to Unite, the proposal to close the scheme would affect some 1,800 members.A spokesman for Nissan said: “We aim to provide competitive benefits to our highly valued staff, but these have to be balanced with the long term sustainability of our business.“The level of company investment needed to maintain the defined benefit pension plan has grown to unsustainable levels. For this reason we are in discussions with affected employees and their representatives about the proposed closure of the plan.”Nissan recently announced a four-year restructuring plan, after reporting an annual net loss of ¥671bn (€5.43). As part of this it plans to focus on three major global markets – Japan, China, and North America. Trade union Unite is organising a socially-distanced rally of Nissan workers this weekend to protest the company’s proposal to close its defined benefit (DB) pension scheme.Unite national officer Steve Bush warned of industrial action at the auto manufacturer’s UK plant in Sunderland, which would be a first, if the company did not make “substantial movement during consultation”.He said the company was “refusing to even countenance” offering scheme members a lump sump in return for accepting the closure of the DB plan.“Our members are incredibly angry at the company’s disgraceful behaviour,” he said. Nissan recently announced a four-year restructuring plan, after reporting an annual net loss of ¥671bn (€5.43)In western Europe, it is intending to close its plant in Barcelona and, at the Sunderland plant, to focus on the production of core models and improve efficiency.The Yokohama-based parent company is targeting a reduction in fixed costs by around ¥300bn.In the UK, Nissan operates three pension plans, a defined contribution plan and two DB schemes that were closed to new entrants in 2004, one for employees and one for executives.According to the UK company’s most recent full accounts, since July 2016 it has been paying a future service contribution rate of 21.3% per annum for the employee plan and deficit recovery contributions of £33m per annum.According to IPE’s Top 1,000 pension fund guide, Nissan Motor Manufacturing UK had €1.7bn in pension plan assets as at the end of March 2018.Publisher to resume pension deficit contributionsNews publisher Reach will resume monthly pension deficit contributions, it announced this week in a trading update.In April, in the context of an update about the implications of the coronavirus pandemic for the company, it had announced having requested talks with its pension fund trustees about deferring deficit repair contributions, which was agreed.In its trading update earlier this week, Reach announced it would be ending previously announced temporary pay cuts for all employees except for the CEO, CFO and other board members.It said it was able to take this step because of plans it would be implementing to transform the business to speed up the delivery of a previously agreed “customer value strategy”.The transformation plan will include a headcount reduction of around 550 people, or 12% of the workforce.Reach also announced that all annual bonus schemes relating to 2020 remained suspended. It did not propose a final dividend for the financial year ending 2019.During the immediate COVID-19 crisis in the UK, the pensions regulator granted flexibility to suspend pension contributions on the condition that schemes were being treated fairly compared with other stakeholders.Last month it updated its guidance, seen to mark a continuation of this stance while being more explicit about conditions that must apply where contributions are being deferred.By then around 10% of all schemes had agreed to defer pension contributions, according to the regulator.Prudential Retirement hails ‘vibrancy’ in bulk annuity marketPrudential Retirement, part of US investment manager Prudential Financial, has partly attributed to the UK bulk annuity market its having closed $1.7bn in new longevity reinsurance transactions during the first half of the year.More specifically, it referred “a vibrant smaller end” of the UK pension buy-in and buy-out market.“The market is functioning very smoothly, and the smaller end of the market has been quite active,” said Tom Cahill, vice president, longevity reinsurance, Prudential Retirement.“We are proud to have reinsured the risk of many individual schemes in the first half of 2020, including one stand-alone mid-sized transaction and well over a dozen smaller schemes through our flow reinsurance offerings,” he added.Prudential also attributed its H1 success to “pivoting quickly to virtual closings” during the COVID-19 pandemic.“Innovation comes in many forms and this spring, we found ourselves quickly adapting to an entirely virtual environment,” said Rohit Mathur, vice president and head of international transactions for Prudential Retirement.“While we are now in the midst of incredible uncertainty with the coronavirus, such uncertain times have strengthened our conviction that pension de-risking is an all-weather solution for our institutional client base.“For those pension schemes that had de-risked their asset portfolio and that were ready to transact before COVID, there was nothing holding them back from moving forward with their deals.”Looking for IPE’s latest magazine? 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Slacks Creek unit sells for $160k, tenanted for $270 a week

first_imgThe unit at 23/26 Argonaut St, Slacks Creek, sold for $160,000.LOGAN City has provided investors with bargain prices for rental properties.Your Real Estate Browns Plains agent Bridgette Griffiths said another owner within a gated Argonaut St unit complex at Slacks Creek snapped up the property at No. 23/26 for a bargain $160,000. The complex has a pool.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:46Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:46 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p216p216p180p180pAutoA, 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 Rate1xFullscreenChoosing an apartment to invest in01:47 The dining room of the home.“It has had the same tenant for 16 years so it was tired, and the price was reflective of its condition,” Ms Griffiths said.“However, it had a high yielding return and a long term tenant, which is always great for any investor.”According to CoreLogic data, the median unit sale price for Slacks Creek was $206,000.Ms Griffiths described the unit investment market as “buoyant”.“The vacancy rates seem to be reasonable and the demand is always high,” she said.center_img The kitchen was dated, but tidy.“They knew the area well and knew the complex and what it offered,” Ms Griffiths said.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus15 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market15 hours ago“They felt that it was a good investment and ended up purchasing it for his son to start his investment portfolio.”The unit, which had two bedrooms and one bathroom, came the advantage of having a long term tenant, who was renting the property for $270 weekly.last_img read more