FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Associated Press:New York City plans to double the share of its pension fund invested in renewable energy, energy efficiency and other industries that aim to combat global warming.Mayor Bill de Blasio and city Comptroller Scott Stringer announced the new goal Thursday.Now, about $2 billion of the city’s $195 billion in pension funds is invested in what are sometimes called climate solutions. The new plan would raise that investment to $4 billion over the next three years.The mayor and comptroller, both Democrats, say the city will seek investments that do good for the environment while doing well for the funds’ returns.In another financial move aimed at fighting climate change, New York City and state announced plans last winter to divest their pension funds of fossil fuel investments.More: NYC doubling pension fund dollars in ‘climate solutions’ New York City doubles renewable energy investment
This 650 sqm block of land at 5 Stavely Close, Sinnamon Park, is going to auction. This 405 sqm block of land at 6 Mara Plc, Ashgrove, is for sale for between $565,000 and $645,000.THE cost of land Brisbane has risen nearly 10 per cent in a year — the highest rise of all southeast Queensland council regions, new data reveals.New research from property group Oliver Hume found the price per square metre in Brisbane’s new land market had increased by $83 annually. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:27Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:27 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 Rate1xFullscreenWhy Spring 2019 is a good time to sell01:27 Median land value rates by LGA. Source: Oliver Hume.Brisbane recorded the highest median value rate at $970 per square metre, while Ipswich is the most affordable southeast Queensland region at $507 per square metre.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus11 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market11 hours ago RELATED: Auction action: Going, going, gone! Southeast Queensland median land prices. Source: Oliver Hume.Overall Brisbane had the most expensive median land price, hitting $389,125.The report found that affordability continues to be a major driver of the southeast Queensland market, with 300 sqm to 400 sqm lots the most popular. This 465 sqm block of land at 146 Hawthorne Rd, Hawthorne, is for sale.Sentiment continues to improve, with around 1300 sales recorded during the quarter.“The recent decisions by APRA to lower serviceability requirements and the interest rate cuts by the RBA have spurred renewed interest by buyers, however it will take some time to see the full impact these policy changes make to the market,” the report said. MORE: Are these Australia’s cheapest blocks of land? Median land prices rose over the June quarter for four of the six major growth corridors, while Moreton Bay and Gold Coast median prices softened.
The most famous horse in America, Triple Crown winner American Pharoah, arrived at Monmouth Park racetrack on Wednesday and immediately was treated to a cool bath. Observing were a handful of fans and journalists from as far away as Australia.Excitement is in the air. Today, Monmouth Park announced it has upped the purse on the million dollar William Hill Haskell by $750,000, making the Haskell the largest invitational in the country, at $1.75 million and the largest purse in New Jersey history.American Pharoah is being lodged at Kelly John Breen’s barn, where owner Bob Baffert traditionally keeps his horses.When the horse and its entourage arrived at the Atlantic City Airport a few hours earlier, he was greeted by a handful of enthusiastic fans holding up signs.Fans wait at the fence in anticipation of Triple Crown Champion American Pharaoh at Atlantic City Airport in Egg Harbor Township, on Wednesday afternoon. Photo By Bill Denver/EQUI-PHOTO.The 3-year-old colt’s arrival at Monmouth Park was met with excitement and anticipation by fans as well as track workers.“It’s exciting. He’s a beautiful horse,” said Liz Donahue, a nurse working for a clinic available for track employees. “He’s nice he’s from New Jersey,” she said. “He’s coming home.The horse’s owner, Ahmed Zayat, owns and operates Zayat Stables, in Teaneck.With the increased purse, “This lets the state know and the racing industry know Monmouth Park is a place to showplace champions,” said Dennis Drazin, a Red Bank lawyer and advisor for the New Jersey Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association, which operates Monmouth Park, Oceanport Avenue.Racetrack representatives expect crowds topping 60,000 to attend the Haskell invitational on Sunday.