Springbrook Estate is on former farmland and an easy commute to Brisbane.“Springbrook is located minutes away from shopping in Woodford, education facilities and major transport hubs, offering many benefits of the city in a more relaxed environment. “Swapping the rat race for a quieter country life has never been easier.” Mr Ride, who recently bought his own homesite at Springbrook, said the community has a “really great vibe”.“Our lot is positioned on the top of the hill. We have designed our six bedroom house to take full advantage of the eastern sun in the morning and to have a prime view for watching the sunset over the pool in the west. It’s going to look spectacular,” he said “Not to mention the stars in the sky at night time — it’s pretty phenomenal. “With easy access to the D’Aguilar Highway, it takes under an hour to get into Brisbane each day, not to mention the close access to recreational and sport clubs for the kids’ activities on the weekend.” Springbrook Estate at Daguilar.WHEN Paul Ride visited friends at Springbrook estate at the foot of Mount Mee, he said it was like stepping back to a simpler time.“All the kids were in the street kicking footies, chasing basketballs and playing on the climbing gym,” he said.“Everybody talks to each other and when you’re driving or walking down the street you will always receive a wave from people out and about.”Springbrook is being developed by QM Properties, and is 15 minutes from Caboolture.Homesites start from 3000sq m, and they are proving popular with buyers wanting some space to move and grow. QM Properties general sales manager Damien Ross said buyers were seeking a quieter, slower paced and better quality of life.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus19 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market19 hours ago“Our Springbrook estate, located on former farmland in the foothills of Mt Mee, is proving popular with families looking for value and open space, while still seeking an easy daily commute to Brisbane,” he said.
“In the context of our best-in-class approach we have eliminated all tobacco assets and therefore we are happy to sign this pledge, taking the opportunity of the first anniversary of the initiative.”In a press release, Galzy added that ERAFP’s portfolios were tobacco-free because of the “rigorous implementation” of two criteria the pension fund applied to assess the societal consequences of tobacco production and the cost for public health. These were “value added of the product or service” and “protection and respect of the customer’s or consumer’s rights”.Bronwyn King, Australian radiation oncologist and CEO of Tobacco Free Portfolios, said: “Global public health improves dramatically with the participation by the finance sector in the withdrawal of credit and investment from tobacco companies.“As governments continue to roll out the UN Tobacco Control Treaty, the finance sector’s participation is accelerating achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals to reduce the death toll from tobacco related illness, which has increased to 8m deaths a year.”Other tobacco divestment or exclusion-related moves or announcements this year include those by Denmark’s DKK115bn (€15.4bn) AP Pension and NEST, one of the UK’s largest auto-enrolment providers.One of the reasons AP Pension gave for its decision to cut tobacco producers from its portfolio was that tobacco stocks had shown signs of price decline, partly because of pension companies’ exclusions. At the same time, it said, implementation of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals was expected to lead to increased tobacco regulation and fewer smokers worldwide. ERAFP, France’s pension fund for civil servants, no longer holds investments in the tobacco industry, it announced today.With the divestment process complete, the €29.6bn pension fund has added its signature to the Tobacco-Free Finance Pledge, an initiative of not-for-profit organisation Tobacco Free Portfolios.Laurent Galzy, chief executive of ERAFP since November last year, told IPE the pension fund had already stopped making new investments in tobacco some time ago and had been selling existing holdings gradually since then. “To be very transparent, for the very last step there was one holding left in the portfolio and I decided to divest it to be completely in line with our principles, but all this was started earlier,” he said. read more
Former Pittsburgh Steelers Hall-of-Fame running back Franco Harris, left, talks with Steelers defensive coordinator Dick Lebeau before an NFL football game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013 in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)Dick LeBeau is most notable around Pittsburgh for being the architect of the current edition of the Steel Curtain since 2004. However LeBeau has been in the NFL as a player or coach since 1959 without taking a year off. At the age of 76, he’s still going and is as spry as ever.LeBeau began his career in the NFL in 1959 when he was drafted by the Cleveland Browns. In typical Browns fashion, they cut the future Hall of Famer before he ever played a game for them. Yep, the Browns were just as clueless then as they are now.LeBeau was signed by the Detroit Lions where he went on to play 14 seasons, intercepting 62 passes, which is a team record he still holds today. That feat also currently ranks him 7th in NFL history. LeBeau was finally recognized for his brilliant career in 2010 when he was inducted into the both the Lions Hall of Fame and the Pro Football Hall of fame.Though LeBeau’s playing days ended in 1972, his career in the NFL was just beginning as he began coaching in 1973 with the Philadelphia Eagles. He stayed there until 1975 and then moved on to the Packers from 1976-1979, the Bengals from 1980-1991, the Steelers from 1992-1996, back to the Bengals from 1997-2002 of which he was Head Coach from 2000-2002, the Bills in 2003 and then he returned to Pittsburgh in 2004 and remains the architect of the defense to this day.LeBeau’s coaching career has seen him be a part of 6 AFC Championship teams and 2 Super Bowl Championship teams. In 2013, he was inducted into the Pittsburgh Pro Football Hall of Fame in recognition of his amazing tenure with the Steelers.LeBeau is the definition of a football lifer, a man who has dedicated his life to the game, into developing boys into men and into teaching skills and fundamentals of success. He is a huge reason the Steelers have been as good as they have for so many years and he is certainly a big part of the development of such players as Troy Polamalu, Casey Hampton, Brett Keisel, Aaron Smith, James Harrison, Lawrence Timmons, Ike Taylor and so many more.It’s hard to say where the Steelers may have gone without Coach LeBeau but fortunately for the black and gold, they don’t have to wonder, they know where they’ve been and where they hope Coach LeBeau will help bring them again.Mike Pelaia hosts the website Steel Nation Association www.steelnationassociation.com- Covering the Steelers and helping Children’s Hospital All Day Everyday. You can e-mail him at [email protected] read more