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This home comes with its very own cyclone bunker that also cools wine

first_img132 Mt Kelly Drive Ayr Qld 4807OVER 1,000 homes may be listed for sale in this coastal Queensland town, but only one can boast about having its very own cyclone bunker.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:32Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:32 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 Rate1xFullscreenLuxury Bunkers00:32The owners of a four bedroom home at 132 Mt Kelly Drive in Ayr created the special shelter in the belly of their home to retreat from monstrous weather.These stairs lead down to the cyclone bunker at 132 Mt Kelly Drive Ayr Qld 4807Their real estate agent, David Reguson, who was born and bred in the area, said it was probably the best spot in town during a cyclone.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this homeless than 1 hour agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor7 hours agoThe entrance to the bunker is just off the home’s large kitchen.“They’re good friends of ours,” he said of the owners. “It’s like a bunker deep inside this two storey property and it’s got this downstairs cellar which is all solid concrete. It’s a bit of a wine cellar come bunker and you can hide in there from the elements.”The property also comes with a pool and large shed and 2 hectares of land.The two bathroom, six car space home which is on 2 hectares of land is on the market at $689,000.132 Mt Kelly Drive Ayr Qld 4807With the area no stranger to cyclonic weather, Mr Reguson said homes had to be built to a different standard to places like Brisbane,“Some of those summer storms in Brisbane can last five minutes, but these cyclones can linger for 12 hours with same force, so buildings up here have to be built differently and stronger.”25 Lando Street Ayr Qld 4807Among other homes that had special storm features was 25 Lando Street, also in Ayr, which had “remote controlled cyclone shutters” for all windows in bedrooms and living areas.The three bedroom, one bathroom, one car space home was on the market for $335,000 negotiable.25 Lando Street Ayr Qld 4807last_img read more

RPMI joins with PGGM, CalSTRS to vote against Oracle board

first_img“This is not a situation any board should ignore, even taking into account the advisory nature of the pay resolution, as it is clearly a request for change by shareholders.”The letter continued that there had been “no substantial changes” in Oracle’s compensation structure since, and that the board was therefore failing in its duty to shareholders.“It’s an unusual step for us to be voting against the entire board, but we feel the board needs to take collective responsibility for its lack of action.”Deborah Gilshan, RPMIAs a result, the three investors said they would withhold their support for the current board at the annual general meeting on 31 October.“Consistent with this view,” they added, ”we further consider it is in the best interests of our beneficiaries to support the shareholder proposal seeking the appointment of an independent chairman to the board and to vote against the advisory vote on pay.”The letter also noted that concerns were not merely limited to executive pay, but that it extended to “wider issues of proper board accountability”.Gilshan told IPE it was an unusual step for RPMI to be acting so publicly, but that it was “a signal of the severity of our concerns in this case”.“We feel we’ve undertaken our responsibility as shareholders to vote, engage and to write to the company with our concerns,” she said.“We’ve tried to engage with the compensation committee, and they weren’t able to meet with us to hear our concern.”She added: “It’s an unusual step, as well, for us to be voting against the entire board, but we feel the board needs to take collective responsibility for its lack of action.”Jackson, corporate governance adviser at PGGM, went so far as to call their objections to the board “unprecedented” and said repeated attempts were made to raise the investor group’s concerns over the lack of performance vesting targets in incentive awards, as well as the discretion granted to Oracle’s compensation committee.“We have chosen to address all shareholders’ directly,” she said, referencing the letter filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission, “in favour of attending the annual shareholders’ meeting, as we feel this is a more effective way of having our concerns heard.”She added: “If our concerns aren’t heard during tonight’s AGM, we will consider all our options.”Gilshan would not be drawn on the potential outcome of the vote, which will be known following today’s AGM in California.,WebsitesWe are not responsible for the content of external sitesLetter to Oracle shareholders, as released by the US Securities and Exchange Commission The £20bn (€23.3bn) RPMI is set to vote against the entire board of California-based technology company Oracle Corporation in a dispute over executive pay and board accountability.Joined by €140bn Dutch pension manager PGGM and the $172bn (€125bn) California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS), the UK’s RPMI decided on the “unusual” step, according to its corporate governance counsel Deborah Gilshan, after the firm’s compensation committee failed to engage with its concerns.In a letter co-signed by Gilshan and her PGGM and CalSTRS counterparts Catherine Jackson and Anne Sheehan, the pension managers asked fellow Oracle shareholders to consider in whose interest the company’s board was acting after it ignored an attempt to get last year’s executive remuneration package approved by a majority.The letter noted: “At the 2012 annual shareholders’ meeting, the advisory vote on pay not only failed to receive a majority vote in support, but, by our calculations, 86% of independent shareholders voted against the resolution.last_img read more