First National Cairns Central’s David Forrest champions pets

first_imgVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:53Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:53 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p288p288p216p216pAutoA, 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 Rate1xFullscreenThe top 5 Love It or List It makeovers from season 100:54A CAIRNS real estate agent has called for more landlords to allow tenants to have pets.First National Real Estate chairman and First National Cairns Central managing director David Forrest said according to the Residential Tenants Authority, 62 per cent of households in Australia have a pet in the family, but only 10 per cent of Queensland properties allow them. “We know not all pet owners are perfect, but experience shows that many families with pets are excellent tenants who are often willing to pay a small amount more, to accommodate their furry friends,” he said. “Also, growing up with pets teaches children responsibility as well as providing companionship, love and a great motivator to exercise, which in a world with an increasing focus on digital entertainment, is vital.“At First National, our message is to assess every instance on merit when it comes to pets, and not generalise. “As a landlord, nobody wants their property to be damaged by animals, so it is often simpler just to put a blanket ban on pets.”Current legislation in Queensland requires tenants to get written permission included in their tenancy agreement to have a pet. Mr Forrest said the written contract ensures tenants are also responsible for any damage to the property caused during their tenancy and protects the landlord from additional costs.“Keep in mind that when tenants vacate, the property must be returned in the same condition as it was before they moved in, less fair wear and tear and that also, it must be fumigated at the end of the tenancy,” he said. “This is particularly important in our humid, tropical environment which can be a haven for ticks, fleas and other pests.”Mr Forrest said allowing pets to stay, as well as their human owners, gives a landlord an edge. “As the supply of rental properties looks set to increase, so too will the competition between landlords for the best tenants. By widening your pool to include pet owners, you will widen your audience,” he said.More from newsCairns home ticks popular internet search terms2 days agoTen auction results from ‘active’ weekend in Cairns2 days ago“People also stay longer in pet friendly homes — it’s not easy to find one you love so once you have a great tenant on board, it is less likely they will move.”Including a pet bond was also an option to give landlords peace of mind. “First National supports new legislation allowing tenants to lodge an additional bond if they have a pet, to reassure the landlord,” Mr Forrest said.“For those tenants out there who are thinking they can pull the fur over their landlord’s eyes and sneak in a pet — think again. “As tempting as it may be, you don’t want to get evicted, forfeit your bond or have a ‘black mark’ against your name.“Moving your pet in by stealth will result in you instantly breaking your lease, plus your neighbours will probably know if you have a pet and depending on the circumstances, may tell your landlord, which is never going to end well.”last_img read more

His Excellency President Wants Politics Aside for Christmas

first_img Tweet Share 65 Views   no discussions Share Sharecenter_img Sharing is caring! LifestyleLocalNews His Excellency President Wants Politics Aside for Christmas by: – December 24, 2019 President of Dominica, Charles A. SavarinIn the middle of the festive season but on the heels of the 2019 general elections, His Excellency the President, Charles Savarin encourages peace, love and forgiveness and an end to the political divide.His Excellency Savarin issued his Christmas message asking that politics be pushed aside to focus on Christmas.“The unresolved issues of electoral reforms can be dealt with either through our court or through parliament. There is therefore, no longer any need for animosity, quarrels, hateful feelings and conflict. The institutions of the state provides mechanisms for solving differences. Let our energies therefore, be focused on building on our accomplishments to realize our set objectives of making Dominica the first climate resilient country in the world.”He lamented the elusiveness of peace in today’s world, stating that many prefer conflict and ignore God’s offering of peace.Citizens are challenged to exercise self-examination, and again urged to put aside political differences.“Let us examine ourselves sincerely, realizing and admitting our weaknesses, getting rid from our hearts all selfish, anger and hatred and instead adopt values of our Lord and savior; that is love, compassion, forgiveness and humility. Let us all learn to forgive one another, just as the Lord himself has forgiven us all of our sins. This is how we bring peace into our lives, into our homes, in our communities and in our country as only with peace and love in our hearts can we truly celebrate Christmas in its fullness and glory,” His Excellency, President Charles Savarin said.He continued to advise, “now that the election campaign is over and the people have elected a government of their choice, it is for us to put our differences aside as a people, focusing on what unites us, rather than what divides us.”last_img read more

Men’s hockey looks for season’s first win, take on UND

first_imgThe Wisconsin men’s hockey team will look to get their first win this weekend when they play their first home games of the season in a two-game series against North Dakota.Wisconsin (0-4-0) opened up its season by traveling to Alaska last month, losing its first two games to Alaska-Fairbanks and Alaska-Anchorage. A week later, the Badgers traveled to Green Bay to take on Northern Michigan and dropped both games of that series as well.Friday and Saturday’s games will be the toughest challenge yet for the youthful Wisconsin team. North Dakota (5-1-1) knocked Wisconsin out of the NCAA Tournament last season and enters this weekend’s series ranked 2nd in the NCAA Top 25.Fortunately for the Badgers, they should enter the series with plenty of rest since they have not played a game in the last two weeks. According to Wisconsin senior goaltender Joel Rumpel, the Badgers have used the time during the break to fine-tune the small things that were causing problems.“We’ve been working on a lot of little things,” Rumpel said. “We’ve got a lot of new players on the team and just kind of getting used to the system and putting all the small pieces together that we didn’t quite have ready in the first couple weeks.”Rumpel, along with fellow senior Badger goaltender Landon Peterson, have been solid so far this season, combining for 91 saves and a save percentage of .89 through four games. Despite strong goaltender play, the Badgers have not been able to put it together so far this season due in part to the team’s youthfulness that Rumpel alluded to. Wisconsin lost its top four scorers from last season, and the team has 11 freshmen who have gone through growing pains in the early goings.Sophomore forward Grant Besse said the transition to college hockey from high school is not something that happens overnight.“With so many new guys getting to know our new system altogether, it’s going to take some time to learn the system and go from one area to another,” Besse said.Besse added that one of the biggest adjustments young players must make to play and succeed in college hockey is making quicker decisions on the ice.“You’ve got to know what you are going to do with the puck before you get it.  If you do that, you’ll be successful,” Besse said.Against North Dakota, Besse said they will need to match their opponent’s high work rate and prevent them from getting in front of the net.“We know they’re going to work hard. That’s kind of a staple of North Dakota,” Besse said. “They’re going to come hard with the fore-check and always have a net-front presence.”One of the freshmen Wisconsin will be counting on is defensemen Jack Dougherty, who was one of the nation’s highest ranked recruits. Dougherty will be a key contributor for the Badgers this season as they try to replace all the talent gone from last year.Dougherty will play in his first ever game at the Kohl Center Friday and said the key for him will be staying composed and blocking out distractions.“Obviously, I’m going to be excited about it, but I can’t worry too much about it,” Dougherty said. “I’ve just got to keep myself calm and play my game and perform well under pressure.”Besse admitted that the Badgers have been a little shaky so far this year but said they have put their earlier games behind them and are going into this series with a clean slate.“It kind of feels like a new season going into this game,” Besse said.According to Dougherty, Wisconsin can start off this new slate with a win by playing the “Wisconsin” way.“We just need to do things the Wisconsin way and trust that Coach Eaves and his systems are going to get us through it,” Dougherty said. “We just got to work hard, play physical and hopefully the puck can find the back of the net.”The Badgers will make their Kohl Center debut this season at 7 p.m. Friday night against North Dakota before finishing the series with the Fighting Sioux Saturday night at 7 p.m.last_img read more