Former Burtonport Coastguard Station ‘Duck Cottage’ is on the market for €455,000

first_imgDuck Cottage’, a former Coastguard Station, on the water’s edge of Rutland Island, a half a mile from the Donegal mainland, is on the market for an eye-watering €455,000. Built in the early 1800s and modernised over recent years, the cottage is one of just fourteen homes on this unspoiled island. Glorious sandy beaches, abundant wildlife, and rare wild flowers combine to make Rutland an exclusive hideaway in The Rosses.Duck Cottage has its own boat slipway and a deepwater mooring allows easy access to other islands and the mainland.There are no roads or mains water on Rutland. Pure Donegal rainwater is harvested from the cottage roof for showering and washing up.A solar panel system helps heat the hot water.There’s an electric two oven Aga cooker, two multi-fuel stoves, an open kitchen fire and storage radiators throughout. A spectacular upstairs loft style lounge allows amazing views of the sea, nearby islands and the fishing boats and ferries heading for Aranmore.A Beech and Oak Kitchen is at the heart of this cottage – ideal for get-togethers and cosy winter’s evenings. Duck Cottage will suit people with a love of the coast, boating and the countryside.It’s a place for adventures. Homes like this rarely come on the open market.See full listing from online here.Former Burtonport Coastguard Station ‘Duck Cottage’ is on the market for €455,000 was last modified: April 14th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:propertylast_img read more

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Mike Mayock: Raiders have ‘franchise quarterback’ in Derek Carr

first_imgINDIANAPOLIS — Mike Mayock went a step further Wednesday in pledging his support for his starting quarterback.At the Senior Bowl last month, Mayock said there aren’t 32 starting-caliber quarterbacks in the NFL, but that Derek Carr is one of them. At the NFL Scouting Combine this week, Mayock elevated his praise and called Carr a “franchise quarterback.”There has been outside speculation this offseason, however unsubstantiated, that Carr may not be the Raiders’ long-term solution. Since …last_img read more

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Sharp named new OFBF exec

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest After an 11-month long search, the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation Board of Trustees named Adam Sharp the organization’s new executive vice president effective July 18, 2016.Sharp said his new role will be all about serving Farm Bureau members.“Members, that is who we are and what we do. We serve our members. We have terrific Farm Bureau members across the state in every county. I count so many of them as friends. There are people who I have known for a long time,” he said. “I grew up in the Farm Bureau. My family was a part of an advisory council when I was young. I believe in our members, I believe in our people. I am dedicated to what we do. I believe in our mission and I believe in our values. That is why I wanted to put my name in the ring for this position. That is why I am so proud to be named in this job. It is a great organization now and I see a lot of opportunities to make it a better organization in the future. I am very excited to be a part of that.”Sharp has held several key positions at Ohio Farm Bureau since 2004. Currently, he serves as vice president of public policy, in which he oversees state and federal government relations; legislative and regulatory affairs; legal, animal and food issues; grassroots policy development and the organization’s Agriculture for Good Government Political Action Committee (AGGPAC).Prior to joining Ohio Farm Bureau, Sharp held various policy and government relations roles with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the American Farm Bureau Federation. He also served as a teaching assistant for The Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences and as a radio producer for Agri-Broadcasting Network (ABN). Sharp graduated from Ohio State University in 1994 where he majored in agricultural communications with a minor in international economic and social development.AUDIO: The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins visited with Sharp shortly after the announcement TuesdayOFBF EVP Adam SharpSharp succeeds John C. “Jack” Fisher, who has served as executive vice president since 1996. Last October, Fisher made public his intention to retire from the organization.“Adam is one of the nation’s foremost policy experts in agriculture and has a deep understanding of the rapidly changing food and agriculture industry,” said Frank Burkett III, OFBF President and chair of the search committee. “We are confident that Adam will provide strong and collaborative leadership as the Ohio Farm Bureau moves toward an exciting future.”As executive vice president, Sharp will serve as the chief executive of the statewide organization and lead efforts to advance its mission to forge a partnership between farmers and consumers.Sharp grew up working on his family’s farm in southern Ohio, which he now owns and operates with his brothers. He and his wife, Lisa, have two children and reside in Amanda.Sharp’s appointment was the culmination of an 11-month search process led by a 10-member OFBF committee in partnership with executive search firm, BeecherHill.last_img read more

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Michael Chandler: Helping Steer the Green Bandwagon

first_imgIt wasn’t lost on those who read his blog posts on GBA and www.FineHomebuilding.com that Michael Chandler was an exceptionally good choice for the Builder Advocate of the Year award that he received last month at the National Association of Home Builders’ National Green Building Conference, in Raleigh, North Carolina.Michael’s instructive, always constructive, and eloquent commentaries make us feel smarter after we read them. More important, they deliver on a crucial component of green-building advocacy: an evenhanded, practical analysis of how green building ideals can be reckoned with location, code, available materials, financial resources, competitive issues, and the political landscape.In his 30 years in the green building business – including his role, since 1987, as president of Chandler Design-Build Inc., in Mebane, North Carolina – Michael has acquired a knack for sorting through the complexities and challenges of a profession that is tough enough even without the economic afflictions of the day. But in a conversation this week, he noted that the current confluence of environmental and economic concerns plays especially well to his taste for preaching the green-building gospel, often to small and medium-size homebuilders for whom making ends meet trumps environmental stewardship.Shaping a message, understanding needs“It’s really critical to get out there and talk to the builders … where there’s no building code to speak of,” he says, noting, “I frequently talk to a lot of people who don’t believe humans have anything to do global warming.” So he presents his case for green building in economic terms, to help his listeners understand that there’s “a competitive market advantage to building a high-performance home, and to their ability to adapt” to shifts in consumer expectations and the availability of natural resources.“I think we builders who give a damn need to talk to the builders who are just getting by, and explain that if they don’t get on the bandwagon, they’re going to get left behind,” he says.Accordingly, he considers his ongoing work with the NAHB National Green Building Program, both as an instructor for NAHB Certified Green Practitioner classes and with the NAHB-ICC/ANSI standards task group, to be critical to furthering green practices among the organization’s 250,000-plus members, many of them medium-size builders.“If we can’t move NAHB in a good direction,” he says, “then we’ve lost the war.”At the heart of his drive to advocacy, he adds, is a personal preference for machines, buildings, and building systems that work extraordinarily well. “I love high-performance stuff,” he says. “It’s all about getting rid of mediocrity in my life.”last_img read more

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Walkin demands true transparency in NHIP debacle

first_img Related Items:#magneticmedianews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, November 30, 2016 – Jasmin Walkin in running an independent race for one of five at large seats, Tuesday debuted his new campaign headquarters at Southern Shores complex on Leeward Highway and dealt with some pressing national issues including national security and the national health insurance financial debacle.“I don’t like when persons put out press stating that certain persons in public service, telling me that someone else that should be doing the job is not doing the job. When the truth of the matter is they’re trying to throw someone under the bus.”Walkin said there is a lack of transparency and clear understanding of the financials at the country’s health plan.  “We cannot address our issues, because we don’t know exactly what is going on.  That is why persons in public life must be honest and must be able to clearly explain to the people in detail what they have a right to know.”Jas Walkin suggested what he believes needs to happen when it comes to medical care for those paying into the plan and their dependents.  “I want to know, what makes Jamaica’s facilities better than ours. What makes Bahamas facilities better than ours, and whatever makes their facilities better than ours, we need to make our facilities as good as theirs.  If it’s gonna cost us more money in the short term, then let’s do it.”  ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDT Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meeting The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provolast_img read more

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