Clean Energy Finance Corporation board member is selling his luxury eco retreat in northern NSW

first_img‘Coorabell Dreaming’ at 970 Coolamon Scenic Drive, Coorabell, is for sale.IT’S good to see Ian Moore is practising what he preaches.The Clean Energy Finance Corporation board member is selling his luxurious, eco-friendly home in northern New South Wales — and it happens to be the ultimate in clean energy living.Check out some other eco-friendly homes…Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:22Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:22 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.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 Rate1xFullscreenAll aboard this floating abode 01:22 Related videos 01:22All aboard this floating abode 00:38Opod: the low-cost micro home01:09Indoor plants to clean the air00:29Multi award-winning treehouse00:53Eco-friendly Aussie buys00:53Mod PoolsThe Byron Bay hinterland property at 970 Coolamon Scenic Drive is completely off the grid, relying on a 45 solar panel system, a battery bank and a back-up generator to pay the power bills.‘Coorabell Dreaming’ at 970 Coolamon Scenic Drive, Coorabell, is for sale.The home has double glazing and multi-layered insulation to further minimise energy consumption.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North8 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day agoIt also comes with its own 14,000 tree rainforest plantation and two 45,000 litre water tanks.Designed by Byron Bay architect Sam Zaher, the three-bedroom house sits 100 metres above sea level and boasts 180 degree uninterrupted views over the Myocum Valley below and to the ocean beyond.‘Coorabell Dreaming’ at 970 Coolamon Scenic Drive, Coorabell, is for sale.With over 20 years experience in banking and finance, and the past five on the board of the federal government’s Clean Energy Finance Corporation, Mr Moore considers himself an “economic greenie”.He and his wife, Di, spend most of their time in their Sydney home and have decided it’s time to sell this one.Mr Moore said he hoped the buyer of his beloved eco retreat was as passionate about renewable energy as he was.“It’s very sad,” he said.“When we told our daughter and son-in-law they both cried.”Coorabell Dreaming is being offered to the market by Unique Estates, with a price guide of $4.2 million.‘Coorabell Dreaming’ at 970 Coolamon Scenic Drive, Coorabell, is for sale.last_img read more

Jonny Evans accepts Northern Ireland boss Michael O’Neill will have suitors

first_imgJonny Evans is desperate for Michael O’Neill to commit his future to Northern Ireland, but believes he has the qualities to succeed in the Barclays Premier League. Discussions are under way on a new deal but O’Neill’s profile is on the rise and a strong showing in France next summer would surely see the suitors lining up at Windsor Avenue. “I think it’s something that will be talked about,” admitted Evans. “It would be sad for us as players if it got to a situation where he wasn’t here. We’d all love to see him stay on. “We know how much he puts into that so he deserves what he’s got.” Asked if the 46-year-old could be just as successful in English football, Evans said: “Yes, I think so. “What I like about him is he won’t just settle for what’s there, he’ll try to improve. The fact is he’s only with us for 10 days at a time and has improved us as players, as a team, as individuals. “If he got hold of a team on a regular basis he would no doubt improve them. “His style of coaching is based around thinking about the game, not just running the legs off the lads. “I could sit down and talk football for hours with him. “He’s a real thinker of the game, which I like, and he looks at things from different angles. I like the way he wants his teams to play. “Michael’s made us successful by the way he wants to play – taking the game to the opposition. We’ve scored goals, we’ve kept clean sheets. “He gets everyone playing for him and his tactical understanding is fantastic.” Evans is due to return to the starting XI for Friday night’s friendly against Latvia. Injury meant he missed the famous night at Windsor Park last month when victory over Greece sealed a first major tournament in 30 years, and the subsequent lap of honour in Finland. But he was still with the squad in Belfast for the build-up and is still coming to terms with an achievement many thought would never come. “It was frustrating from a personal level but putting those feelings aside it was such a big night for the country, for the team, for the manager…I was just so excited for the game, the whole of Northern Ireland was,” he added. “There’s a much bigger prize at stake than my own personal achievements. I’m just glad as a country we’re able to go to France and represent the country.” Despite topping their qualifying pool Northern Ireland will be among the bottom seeds for the draw on December 12, meaning a tough group is virtually guaranteed. But for Evans, who made his international debut in the remarkable 3-2 win over Spain in 2006, it’s a case of the bigger the better. “Once the play-offs are through maybe I’ll think about it…there’s always talk of who we’re going to get,” he said. “But we’ve always seemed to do well against the big countries. “On such a big stage maybe it would be nice to get one of the big boys and see how we do. It would make for a great occasion.” Having played the majority of his career under the peerless Sir Alex Ferguson at Manchester United, Evans has a high bar to measure against. And the West Brom defender is full of praise for O’Neill, who took his side from fifth seeds to a first ever European Championship next summer. Press Associationlast_img read more

Trainers lose self-certification rights due to non-runner scheme

first_img The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has suspended the right to withdraw horses via self-certificate of 13 flat trainers, as a result of relatively high non-runner rates.A number of trainers were warned in August that they had until an April 1 cut off to ensure rates were below the prescribed threshold, currently set at 14% on the flat and 12% over jumps (set to fall to 10% from the end of June).Those affected have a 14 day window within which to query the data, although unless data is shown to be inaccurate the current sanctions are to remain in place, however, they are still able to withdraw hoses for valid reasons, via vet’s certificates, without penalty.Richard Wayman, Chief Operating Officer for the BHA, explained: “It is essential that we take these steps to reduce the number of non-runners. They are not good for our sport, its fans or its participants.“All of the bodies who took part in the recent review agreed that we should do this by targeting those trainers who are consistently generating a high rate of non-runners, rather than putting in place measures that unfairly affect or restrict those trainers who operate within the spirit of the rules.“What the data has shown is that the vast majority of trainers are able to operate well beneath the thresholds without any issue.“We accept there are a number of unavoidable and valid reasons for horses not being able to run but it is very pleasing to see the non-runner rate within both codes has fallen so far this year. “Of course the welfare of horses must continue to come first and we fully expect that, if a horse is not fit to run, the affected trainers would withdraw it via a vet’s certificate with no penalty.”Recommendations follow the non-runners review which had the objective of decreasing non-runner rates in British racing, with all parties involved agreeing that measures to reduce the appropriate numbers should target trainers whose non-runner rates were particularly high.Early indications point to a positive effect, with non runner rates reducing 14%, from 6.6% of declarations to 5.7%, for the first three months of 2018 compared to 2017. Submit Unibet backs #GoRacingGreen as lead racing charity  July 28, 2020 Share Share Racing DiRSG launches LGBT+ awareness module for PRIDE  June 25, 2020 UK Racing pushes for drastic levy reforms as deep recession looms August 25, 2020 Related Articles StumbleUponlast_img read more