2/7 Boodera Road, Palm Beach.WITH a rooftop terrace and spiral staircase this duplex could easily be mistaken for a trendy bar in Palm Beach.The ultra-stylish duplex sold under the hammer on the weekend for $1.168 million.Andy Hogarth and Lauara Dean from McGrath Palm Beach marketed the property which sold to an interstate buyer.2/7 Boodera Road, Palm Beach.Homeowners Cory Hinds and Jasmine Haran bought the block last year to create the ‘entertainers dream’.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:45Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:45 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Trackdefault, 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.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenClose Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Summer Dream Home: Currumbin01:45 Related videos 01:45Summer Dream Home: Currumbin01:34Paradise for sale…01:16Dream home: Broadbeach Waters01:33Dream Home: New Farm01:36Dream Home: Brookfield01:00Mermaid BeachMr Hinds said the home was only completed late last year.“Jasmine and I noticed there wasn’t many three story designs in the area and we wanted to create something unique,” he said.2/7 Boodera Road, Palm Beach.The couple said they originally knocked down the older style house on the block to make way for the trendy designs.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North4 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day ago“We decided to subdivide the block and get more out of it,” Mr Hinds said.“It is our first house project so we are really excited to be living in the other duplex.”2/7 Boodera Road, Palm Beach.Mr Hinds said he grew up in Burleigh and loved the southern end of the Gold Coast.“Palm Beach was our top pick for building a home like this,” he said.“The plan has been in the pipeline for the past two-and-a-half years and Jasmine and I are really impressed with how its turned out.“It is exactly what we had imagined, maybe even better.”Mr Hinds said the couple originally planned to put up a stylish screen on the front balcony to hide the spiral staircase.2/7 Boodera Road, Palm Beach.“In the end we decided against it because the spiral staircase made a feature out of itself and it looked great from the street,” he said.The 28-year old said the rooftop captures hinterland views from Burleigh Headland to Mt Warning.The duplex is packed with modern technology including a fingerprint entry and tile heating.A freestanding bath is the showpiece of the ensuites main bedroom.2/7 Boodera Road, Palm Beach.
Last year, PGGM increased its holdings in companies linked to climate, healthcare, food and water to €14bn, relative to its 2020 goal of €20bn. Eloy Lindeijer, PGGMLindeijer said PGGM was currently in discussions with private equity managers, and that investments would be subject to the same risk and return requirements as PGGM’s other private equity investments.As the funds in question were relatively young, PGGM’s private equity team wanted to spend a lot of time getting to know the funds, he said. PGGM has also taken a stake in sustainable unlisted firms directly, for example in SCW Systems, which extracts methane from waste. It has also shown an interest in taking over green energy company Eneco in a co-operation with Shell.Going big in small capsOther Dutch pension funds are also seeking ways to increase their sustainable investments in smaller companies.The €431bn Dutch civil service scheme ABP has invested €50m in Anet, a local energy transition fund investing in smaller companies involved in energy generation and distribution, such as hydrogen, energy storage, thermal grids, biomass and chargers for electric vehicles. Anet was established by ABP.The metal and engineering sector schemes PMT and PME have taken stakes in Innovation Industries, a Dutch private equity fund aimed at innovative companies in the construction sector. Innovation Industries focuses on making technologies developed at technical universities ready for the market.Separately, in its ESG report PGGM said it would not necessarily divest its full stake in companies mining oil from tar sands.It said it had already sold its stake in many tar sand firms because of their carbon footprint, and that it expected better results from engagement with its remaining holdings.Biggest Dutch schemes focus on sustainable mortgage holdings One of the Netherlands’ largest asset managers is turning to private equity funds to increase its exposure to small, innovative companies and broaden its impact investment policy.PGGM, the €217bn asset manager of the Dutch healthcare pension scheme PFZW, is seeking thematic private equity funds to achieve its goal for investments in the four themes of climate, healthcare, food and water, according to its head of asset management Eloy Lindeijer.PFZW recently indicated in its annual report that it was unlikely to meet its sustainability investment target for 2020 as it was experiencing difficulties finding sufficient scale for direct sustainable investment in smaller companies.In the asset manager’s ESG report for 2018, Lindeijer said that PGGM had only found sufficient scale in investments in solar and wind farms in the US. Companies with promising innovations were usually too small for PGGM to invest in, and the risks were high. PFZW intends to increase the sustainability of its mortgage holdings by offering homebuyers a discount if their property has the highest energy efficiency rating.It has already increased its sustainable mortgage holdings to €400m, which equates to one-fifth of its entire mortgage investments.PFZW offers its own members mortgages through the Attens brand, with buyers getting a discount of 40bps relative to the going rate, for a maximum of €25,000 of their loan. It said the ceiling would limit the negative impact on the scheme’s returns. Mortgages deliver 150-200bps relative to risk-free investments.According to a PFZW spokesperson, the discount offered to homebuyers would ultimately produce a bigger gain, as it would deliver “a more valuable and liquid collateral”.“In addition, a more energy-efficient home usually leads to a lower energy bill, improving the affordability of the property,” the spokesperson added.ABP, for its turn, said it wanted to lend €500m to homebuyers opting for a property with energy label A, the highest level.It currently works with mortgage provider and Rabobank subsidiary Vista Hypotheken, which offers a 10bps discount for homes with the highest energy rating.The pension fund said it intended to increase its mortgage portfolio with Vista to €800m.Sustainability plays an increasingly important role in the issuance of mortgages. Several providers allow homebuyers to borrow more than 100% of the property value if they increase its sustainability rating, for example through installing thermal insulation.During the past few years, many pension funds have replaced part of their government bond portfolios with mortgage investments, as they are seen as delivering better returns than government paper.
Image courtesy of Petronet LNGImports of liquefied natural gas (LNG) into India soared during the month of February. Data from the oil ministry’s Petroleum Planning and Analysis Cell (PPAC) shows that 3.45 billion cubic meters of LNG have been imported into India during the month under review 67.7 percent up when compared to February 2019.PPAC noted that the cumulative imports for the period of April 2019 to February 2020 reached 30.81 billion cubic meters, 16.9 percent higher when compared to the corresponding period last year.The cost of LNG imports for the month of February 2020 edged up to $0.8 billion from $0.7 billion in February 2019, while the cost of imports in the April 2019-February 2020 period reached $8.8 billion, dropping from $9.5 billion reported in the corresponding period last year.Ministry’s data shows that Petronet LNG’s Dahej terminal continues to operate above full capacity utilization. Namely, the terminal operated at 104.2 percent capacity utilization during the fiscal year so far with the Hazira LNG terminal operating at 98 percent capacity utilization.Dabhol LNG terminal operated at 22.3 percent capacity while Kochi and Ennore LNG terminals operated at 16.3 and 8.1 percent utilization capacity, respectively.
81 Views no discussions Share Tweet Share Conde Nast Digital StudioLet’s put the debates to rest. Perfect fried chicken–golden brown, with a flaky-crisp crust and juicy meat–is easily accomplished at home. Here’s how to achieve irresistible goodness every time, from the ultimate spice rub to a delicate dredge. (And yes, the pan you use matters, too.)Hunter Lewis, Bon Appetit We could go on for days singing chicken-fried hallelujahs to comfort food’s holy grail, but sentimentality won’t get you a crunchy, superbly seasoned bird. Our guide to the right ingredients, technique, and tools will. So put on your apron, grab a cast-iron skillet and a cold one (lemonade, sweet tea, beer-your call), and let’s start frying.1. The Bird: Think Smaller Fried chicken was traditionally a spring dish in the South, and the young chickens used were dainty compared with today’s hefty birds. To approximate those pared-down poultry, cut a three- to four-pounder into ten pieces, or use the equivalent weight in thighs, drumsticks, and breasts. (If you fry anything larger than four pounds, the crust will burn before the meat has cooked through.) Promote even cooking by halving the breasts, then cutting them crosswise. Antibiotic- and hormone-free or organic chickens are worth the expense. It’s not like frying is an everyday affair, so start with a good bird.2. The Rub: Keep It Kosher When it comes to seasoning your bird, Linton Hopkins, chef at Atlanta’s Restaurant Eugene, says to break with tradition and forget about the buttermilk brine: “The danger of brining in buttermilk is that you never get the skin crisp enough.” Embrace the overnight dry rub instead. Kosher salt is the key: It keeps the meat juicy and carries the flavors of the spices to the bone. Our rub recipe goes spice-rack retro and calls for onion and garlic powders, which give the chicken an almost bacony meatiness.3. The Dredge: Do Not Double Dip! Now that the interior of your bird is seasoned, it’s time to address the surface. A good wash and dredge–that marriage of wet and dry ingredients–should complement, not bury, the skin. The loose buttermilk-egg wash imparts rich color and encourages the flour mixture to cling. A single dip accentuates the skin’s texture as the fat renders and the skin becomes crackling. This thin shell will fry up as a delicate layer: No fried chicken should suffer the indignity of a bulky overcoat with padded shoulders.1) Let the seasoned chicken come to room temperature. It won’t cool the oil as much when it hits the skillet, and it will cook more evenly. Meanwhile, set up your dredging station from left to right.2) A quick dip into buttermilk and egg sets up the chicken for a golden, craggy crust. Designate one hand as your wet-dip hand so you don’t turn yourself into a papier-mâché project.3) Using your dry hand, roll the chicken pieces in a blend of flour and cornstarch (the latter helps the flour adhere and promotes a good crust), then knock off any excess by tapping the chicken against the edge of the dish. “You want a rumor of flour,” says Scott Peacock, former chef of Decatur, Georgia’s Watershed restaurant and co-author with the late Edna Lewis of The Gift of Southern Cooking.4) Gently lower the pieces into 350° oil. 4. The Fat: Solve the Peanut Riddle Vegetable oil and shortening work just fine, but we love peanut oil, and we’re not alone. Dense, with a slightly earthy flavor and a high smoke point, peanut oil is “the lard of oils,” says Scott Peacock. Frying in peanut oil produces a lovely, mahogany-brown crust.Careful frying in shallow oil will render the fat from the skin, resulting in a coveted crust. But an excess of oil that remains while the chicken cools can translate to a greasy finish. The solution? Use tongs to lift each piece out of the oil and hold it at an angle for a good three seconds while the fat drips back into the pan. Transfer it to a rack set inside a rimmed baking sheet so air can circulate and keep it from getting soggy. Let cool for at least 10 minutes before digging in. Finally, if you don’t have a deep-fry thermometer, don’t worry. The oil will shimmer slightly when it’s hot enough, and a piece of bread should bubble on contact and brown quickly.5. The Skillet: Cast a Little Black Magic A cast-iron skillet–inexpensive and basically indestructible–is the prized frying vessel for a reason. It retains heat better than most pans, which helps regulate the oil temperature and ensures even frying. If you don’t own one already, this recipe should provide ample motivation.6. The Finish: Give ‘Em More to Love This chicken doesn’t need any embellishments, but these sure won’t hurt. Rosemary Honey Tie 3 rosemary sprigs together with kitchen twine and use as a brush to slather this fragrant honey over everything from biscuits to chicken.Bring 1/2 cup honey, 1 Tbsp. unsalted butter, 1 rosemary sprig, and a pinch each of salt and pepper to a simmer in a small saucepan over medium-low heat. Remove from heat and let steep for 30 minutes before serving. Dip the rosemary brush into the honey and use to drizzle over the chicken.Sichuan-Spiced Dipping Salt A little of this Chinese-style spiced salt goes a long way. Serve it in small bowls for dipping, or sprinkle it over fried chicken.Combine 2 Tbsp. each of Sichuan peppercorns, cumin seeds, and kosher salt in a small skillet over medium heat. Heat, stirring often, until spices are toasted and very fragrant, about 3 minutes. Transfer to a bowl; let cool. Finely grind mixture in a spice mill or in a mortar with a pestle.Pepper Vinegar Southern cooks use their chile-infused vinegar to add a tart, floral kick to dishes like chicken or greens. You can also use it to wake up salad dressings. Customize it by adding bourbon or fruit liqueur and using your favorite chiles.Combine 2 cups distilled white vinegar, 2 dried chiles de árbol, and 2 Scotch bonnet chiles (or any of your favorite dried or fresh chiles), quartered lengthwise, in a 1-pint jar. Seal and shake. Let sit at room temperature for 1 week before using.A Couple Extras: Your No-Fuss Fried Chicken ToolboxBowl: Choose one large enough to hold all the chicken pieces and that has room for tossing with the spice rub. An airtight container works, too.Tongs: Long-handled tongs give you the reach you need to turn the chicken pieces as they cook. Frequent flipping encourages even browning.Skillet: A 10″-12″ cast-iron pan is just right for this recipe. If cooking more than one bird, use the same pan and work in several batches.Thermometer: Take the guesswork out of frying with a deep-fry thermometer. The chicken will cool the oil; adjust the flame as needed.Rack & Pan: Wire cooling racks aren’t just for cookies. The rack allows air to move around the pieces as they cool. The sheet pan catches any drips.Leftover Chicken? It May Be Even Better Than the Real ThingCold fried chicken is more than a slice of pizza you found in the fridge: It’s a dish unto itself. Growing up, all of the chicken I ate at Southern picnics, tailgates, and church potlucks taught me how to read a drumstick.I learned that a recipe’s merit shouldn’t be judged by how the chicken is right out of the skillet but by how it tastes the next day, after time spent cooling. Is the meat still juicy and flavorful? Is the crust fused to the skin, yielding the slightest crunch and toothsome tug? Was the grease drained properly? Answer yes to all, and you’ve done good.By bon appétit magazineYAHOO Food & DiningLifestyle 6 Steps to Perfect Fried Chicken by: – January 30, 2012 Share Sharing is caring!
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BATESVILLE, Ind. — Don’t use the cold weather as your excuse to quit exercising.Margaret Mary Health is partnering with area schools to provide a warm place to walk this winter.Now through March 31, the hallways of area schools are available, no fee attached.Participating schools include:Batesville High School: Monday – Thursday, 4-6 p.m.Jac-Cen-Del Elementary: Monday – Thursday, 4-7 p.m.Milan Elementary: Monday – Thursday, 5:30-7:30 p.m.South Ripley High School: Monday – Thursday, 4-7 p.m.Sunman Elementary: Monday – Thursday, 6-8 p.m.You must complete and return a registration form prior to walking.If school is canceled or closed, the schools will not be open.The hallways will also not be available when schools are holding major events such as parent-teacher conferences, art shows, etc.Be sure to check your school’s calendar for a complete listing.
Batesville, In. — Anticipation is building for the first ever Batesville Holiday Parade and Christmas Tree Lighting Friday, November 30.Here is a schedule of events:At 5 p.m. Festivities begin in the Downtown Bike Park, Sleigh rides begin and parade line up in the Weigel Funeral Home parking lotFrom 5 to 8 p.m. the Batesville Area Historical Center will sell cookies and have a silent auction for vintage nativity sets. Click here for more information.At 5:30 p.m. Santa’s Reindeer arrive & Boar’s Head preview on the Main StageAt 6 p.m. Miss Shannon on the Main Stage, the parade steps offAround 6:55 p.m. official proclamation and tree lightingAt 7 p.m. the Eureka Band on the Main StageAt 8 p.m. the Gibson Theater will host a holiday movieOfficials say the parade, “Twas the Night Before Christmas”! will be a twilight affair so they encourage entrants to use lights and music to engage parade goers. Float judging begins at 5:30 p.m. and fabulous prizes will be offered for first through third places, the more lights and music, the better.Parade entries with animals will line up at the rear and must their own clean up crew. No Santas are allowed on any floats.Candy and/or promotional items cannot be thrown into the crowd, items must be handed to or gently tossed to those close by.Here is a list of closing and restrictions associated with the event:On Thursday, November 29 the city parking lot across from the Weigel Funeral Home will be closed from 3 to 9 p.m.On Friday, November 30 the Bike Park parking lot (both areas), adjacent to East Pearl & George Streets will be closed from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. George Street will be closed between Main and Sycamore Streets from 3 to 9 p.m. and the parking spaces on East Pearl Street will be closed from 3 to 9 p.m.The parade lineup starts at the parking lot at Elm & George Streets at 5 p.m. and begins east on George Street at 6 p.m., left on Main Street, right on Boehringer Street to the Village Square parking lot, left on East Pearl, right on Park Avenue, right on George Street to Sycamore where Santa will host the Community Tree Lighting.For more information please call 812-933-6100.
Tottenham should not be bullied into selling Gareth Bale this summer even if they receive a huge offer from Real Madrid, according to former striker Paul Walsh. Press Association Bale has attracted the attention of Real, Barcelona, and a host of other sides after firing in 28 goals for club and country this season. Walsh thinks chairman Daniel Levy could play hard-ball in his attempt to keep Bale just as he did with Luka Modric, who was made to stay despite his attempt to push through a move to Chelsea, although he eventually left for Real Madrid. “He has three years left on his contract so Tottenham are in a position where they can say, ‘You’re not going anywhere. We are going to keep you’,” said Walsh, who was speaking at a Football Pools event. “Daniel Levy has been quite hard-nosed on a couple of other occasions in the past so I don’t think Tottenham are just going to roll over. He didn’t let Modric go that summer and that might be what they have to do with Bale.” Bale, who is odds-on favourite to be crowned PFA Player of the Year on Sunday, once again showed his worth last weekend when he helped inspire Spurs to a stunning comeback against Manchester City. The Londoners went behind to Samir Nasri’s goal, but Bale played in Clint Dempsey to equalise and then scored Tottenham’s third after Jermain Defoe had put Spurs 2-1 ahead. City were in control for most of the game but the three-goal salvo turned the contest on its head in a matter of minutes. Still fifth in the table, Spurs cannot afford to take their foot off the accelerator in their last five games, but Walsh admits the manner of the win over last year’s champions will give Andre Villas-Boas’ squad a big psychological boost ahead of a tough run in. “The players will be able to draw strength from it and belief from it,” Walsh said. “They will say ‘We won’t give up because we know we can turn it around’. Because they have done it against Manchester City, it will be in the memory bank for when they need it and they will need to be strong mentality in the business end of the season. “Fourth spot gets you into a competition and it gets you a big amount of money.”
Debutant Eric Dier scored a dramatic injury-time winner to get Mauricio Pochettino’s era at Tottenham off to a winning start against London rivals West Ham. Both sides finished with 10 men but it was Spurs who came out on top as new defensive recruit Dier popped up on the edge of the Hammers’ box in injury time to round Adrian and slip home a winning goal. The visitors should have been behind at that stage but Mark Noble missed a first-half penalty for West Ham, with full-back Kyle Naughton sent off after handling in the box. Tottenham came close to breaking the deadlock against the run of play as Erik Lamela stole the ball off Noble and played in Aaron Lennon, who could only whip his shot over the bar. Vaz Te finally forced Lloris into a save, albeit a routine one, as he headed into the ground and straight into the hands of the France goalkeeper. After the break it was Downing who stung the palms of Lloris, with Pochettino deciding to change things on the hour-mark as Andros Townsend and Lewis Holtby were introduced moments before the contest was evened up. Collins picked up his second yellow card as he stopped Emmanuel Adebayor in his tracks with referee Chris Foy having a busy first day of the new season. Christian Eriksen may have fluffed his lines from the free-kick that followed but Spurs were soon in the ascendancy for the first time in the game. Townsend forced Adrian into the best save of the match before seeing a similar effort deflected off target shortly afterwards. With both sides a body light, the game opened up as the half wore on – with Noble only able to shoot straight at Lloris after Younes Kaboul had failed to bring the ball out of defence for the visitors. Allardyce brought on summer signing Enner Valencia for a 10-minute cameo with the Ecuador striker receiving a rapturous reception from the home fans. It was Downing, though, who came close to winning it late on for West Ham. The England winger exchanged neat passes with Kevin Nolan on the edge of the Spurs box before forcing his way through on goal, with Lloris doing well to close in and block Downing’s shot. Adrian had to be lively at the opposing end to push out a long-range Nabil Bentaleb drive but the Spaniard could do nothing as Dier, a summer signing from Sporting Lisbon, kept his cool to send the travelling Spurs fans into delirium. Press Association James Collins went the same way as Naughton in the second half as he picked up a second booking – with Tottenham only coming to life when the teams were level at 10-a-side. Sam Allardyce had the jinx over Spurs last season as he guided the Hammers to three wins against their London rivals – and the 59-year-old will be left bemoaning his side’s inability to hit the target despite enjoying periods of sustained possession earlier in the game. Hugo Lloris made a superb save from Stewart Downing in the closing stages as both sides appeared destined to share the spoils before Dier, playing at right-back following Naughton’s dismissal, stayed onside and latched onto Harry Kane’s through ball to steer home a winner and give Pochettino a victorious start. During the summer Allardyce had been tasked with bringing a more entertaining brand of football to Upton Park and, up against Pochettino’s supposedly free-flowing Spurs side, his team started the brighter. Midway through the half Ricardo Vaz Te miscued when a Collins flick-on found the Portuguese winger in plenty of space at the back post and shortly afterwards debutant Cheikhou Kouyate’s diving header flew inches wide of Lloris’ goal. With just under half an hour on the clock the hosts were given the perfect opportunity to open the scoring when they were awarded a penalty for handball against Naughton. The full-back was arguably unlucky to be sent off for the misdemeanour but Noble could only drag the resulting spot-kick wide, with Lloris diving the wrong way. The Hammers remained the dominant force for the remainder of the half but could not find a way past Lloris, with Vaz Te flashing an effort wide as Allardyce’s side continued to struggle in their quest to find the target.
However, the Super Eagles will book their flight to Russia 2018 with a draw at home to the resurgent Chipolopolo on October 7. Zambia now have seven points from four matches, just three points behind leaders Nigeria.Both Cameroon, who have three points, and Algeria on a point have been effectively ruled out of the race to Russia 2018.A second half strike by Patson Daka, MVP of this yearâ€™s Under-20 AFCON hosted and won by Zambia, was the hero for the Copper Bullets when he put away a loose ball inside the box after 66 minutes.Skipper and goalkeeper Kennedy Mweene kept his country in the game when he saved a Riyad Mahrez penalty in the first half.Mweene also pulled off several big saves to ensure Zambia record a double over the North Africans after they won the first game 3-1 in Lusaka last Saturday.Nigeria defeated Zambia 2-1 in Ndola in October 2016, but the Southern Africans are now a team reborn with the injection of several players from the Under-20s, who went on to shine at the recent Under-20 World Cup in Korea, as well as new discoveries in the countryâ€™s COSAFA and CHAN campaigns.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram WORLD CUP QUALIFIERS Zambia has become the new and only rivals of Nigeria for a ticket to next yearâ€™s World Cup after the Chipolopoloâ€™s shocked 1-0 defeat of hosts in Constantine last night.