Saint Mary’s houses rare Bible

first_imgSaint Mary’s College is the new home for a reproduction of the Saint John’s Bible, a book worth about $145,000, comprised of seven volumes, and nearly two feet tall when all seven volumes are stacked upon one another. After being blessed at the College’s opening Mass Wednesday morning, a reproduction of the Bible was presented to the Cushwa-Leighton Library, where it will be be displayed permanently. “It’s a physical treasure, its beauty, its craftsmanship,” the College’s president, Carol Ann Mooney, said. “But because it’s also a book containing the Word of God, it’s so appropriate for it to have a home at Saint Mary’s.” The Bible, which is the Heritage Edition of The Saint John’s Bible, was a gift from Judy Rauenhorst Mahoney, a 1974 graduate of the College. “I thought ‘Oh, I love books, I love Saint Mary’s, I really need to get the word out about this wonderful book,’” Mahoney said. “Here at Saint Mary’s College, it can be an influence on students, faculty and the broader South Bend community.” The book is composed of seven volumes; however, only four volumes were presented to the College Wednesday. The other three volumes will be presented after they are completed. Each day, the librarians will choose a new page of the Bible to display, said Fr. Eric Hollas, senior associate for Arts and Cultural Affairs at Saint John University. “As they change the pages each day and alternate volumes, people will read pages just to meditate on that passage in the Bible,” Hollas said. “Other people are going to be interested because of the art. Other people are going to be interested just because it’s a masterpiece. “With the changes in the pages every day, there’s always something new to look at, something new to appreciate.” Hollas said he hopes the Bible will still draw attention for years to come. “My hope is that in a thousand years from now, people will be looking at it,” Hollas said.last_img read more

UK asset manager association set to lose members

first_imgA source familiar with the departing managers’ concerns said there had been dissatisfaction within the industry over the principles – evident by the low level of backing among members – but added that the decision to let membership lapse was not down to any one issue.Reports also alleged that Aberdeen Asset Management and Invesco Perpetual were considering their continued membership.Invesco declined to comment, while Aberdeen could not be reached for comment at the time of writing. Daniel Godfrey, the association’s chief executive, said it would be “incredibly disappointing” if any asset managers were to leave the association.He said he would do everything he could to ensure managers’ continued membership.“Our very pro-active strategy to help a great investment management industry make investment even better can be uncomfortable at times,” he said.“But it is not only the right thing to do given the responsibility of managing other people’s money as their agents, it is essential in the post-global-financial-crisis world if we are to maintain the right to have influence over our future regulatory and legislative environment.” The UK’s asset management association is braced for the departure of two of its members, M&G and Schroders, after dissatisfaction over the work undertaken by the Investment Association (IA).The managers declined to comment on reports they would be leaving the association, but IPE understands that both – with combined assets of £565bn (€721bn) – would be letting their membership lapse at the end of this year.The association recently urged its members to increase transparency, publishing a list of 10 principles that only received support from a minority of members.Only 25 of the association’s 204 members, representing £1.8trn of its £5.5trn in assets, backed the principles, which said clients’ interests should be put ahead of those of the asset manager and called for more transparency on fees.last_img read more

Inside the most expensive house for sale in the US

first_imgAfter parting with $150 million, you would want a few drinks. Source: www.realtor.comYou could buy over 250 average houses in Brisbane with the whopping discount offered on this spectacular Californian mansion. Or an entire suburb.Located in the exclusive and gated Bel Air residential precinct, its neighbours include Beyonce, actor Salma Hayek, Hyatt Hotel heir Tony Pritzker, and French luxury goods magnate Francois Pinault.MORE: Live like a millionaire for $20k a day in the WhitsundaysWhere the world’s biggest celebrities stay when they’re in AustraliaFirst glimpse inside Hemsworth Byron Bay mansion LONDON, ENGLAND — JULY 14: Beyonce Knowles-Carter and Jay-Z attend the European Premiere of Disney’s “The Lion King” at Odeon Luxe Leicester Square. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images for Disney)Williams & Williams Estates Group agent Rayni Williams said the property at 924 Bel Air Road was a rare, dream listing.“Extreme wealth from every industry settles in Bel Air,” Ms Williams said.This LA mansion is listed for $150 million — $100 million less than the original asking price Source: www.realtor.comOwned by designer and real estate developer Bruce Makowsky, 924 Bel Air Road — known fittingly as Billionaire — was first listed for an eye-watering $250 million, at the time making it the most expensive house ever listed on the market in the United States.It is owned by real estate developer Bruce MakowskyVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:38Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:38 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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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 Rate1xFullscreenChris Hemsworth is Byron Bay bound!00:39Now back on the market for $150 million — yes, that’s a $100 million discount — the mega-mansion will still be the most expensive house ever sold in La La Land if its sells at that price.To put that in perspective, the most expensive house ever sold in Australia was Lady Mary Fairfax’s Point Piper mansion, Fairwater.Lady Mary Fairfax’s property ‘Fairwater’ in Point Piper sold fo $100 million. Pic by James CroucherThat was bought by Atlassian co-founder Mike Cannon-Brookes for $100 million — the discount on Billionaire.Brisbane’s most expensive house ever sold was 1 Leopard Street at Kangaroo Point, which was picked up for $18.48 million back in 2017. It is back on the market.1 Leopard St, Kangaroo Point, sold for $18.48 million in 2017RELATED: Take a look inside Brisbane’s $18 million trophy homeWhy everyone is moving to QueenslandBillionaire was built over four years on the site of Hollywood star and legend Judy Garland’s former house, and has features that us mere mortals could only dream about.The entrance to 924 Bel Air Rd, Los Angeles, USA. Source: www.realtor.comI recently toured the four level monolith, quickly realising that my own budget might just stretch far enough to buy one of the staff bathrooms. Or the workers donga down the street. And here is the proof that I was there, alongside 12 agents from Brisbane including Sarah Hackett and Debra Maguire from Place.The property has 12 bedrooms, including two opulent master suites, 21 bathrooms, five bars, three kitchens, a candy room, a movie theatre that seats 40 people, and a four-lane Louis Vuitton bowling alley, all spread over 3500sq m of living space.924 Bel Air Rd, Los Angeles, USA. Source: www.realtor.comThe two wine cellars require a special mention as they both come fully stocked — and that’s probably a good thing because if I had a spare $150 million to splash on a pad I would probably want to live it up like a Kardashian.Just one of the wine cellars! Credit: Berlyn PhotographyMs Williams said Makowsky was the first to develop at the location on “this level” and to attach such an extravagant price tag.“His original price was $250 million so there were a lot of risk taken with this (property),” she said.“Now we are at $150 million (and the) highest sale (in the area) happened two weeks ago at $120 million.”MORE CELEB HOMES: Sugar Ray’s mansion selling for heavyweight sumPalatial Gold Coast home built for Malaysian prince on the marketRugby league legend sells palace for princely sum Just a few flash cars to drool over in the downstairs play room Source: www.realtor.comSo what do you get for $150 million? Besides the house, which envokes some serious sensory overload on its own, you also get most of accessories and inclusions used to style the property.Mind blown! Check out the Yibai Liao oversized Leica camera sculpture Source: www.realtor.comFor example, there is a custom Etienne Moyat wall, a Yibai Liao oversized Leica camera sculpture and hand-carved honey onyx stone pieces.All up, there are over a hundred art installations and a huge collection of key pieces by some of the world’s most exclusive design houses, including a Hermes bag sculpture.More from newsNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market12 hours agoNoosa unit prices hit new record high as region booms: REIQ12 hours agoIt has sculptures and designer pieces that come with the property Source: www.realtor.comThe master suites — the only two rooms that we are not allowed to photograph — are next level luxury, and even come with a state-of-the-art coffee machine.The walk-in wardrobes are bigger than my house, and the finishes are oozing with glamour.It is rare that I am lost for words but I do take some voyeuristic glee from the fact that I have now been inside the boudoir of what will most likely be home to a trillionaire or A-lister without becoming embroiled in tabloid gossip.I can’t show you the master retreats but check out that view Source: www.realtor.comWe were told there had already been some interest shown in the property but due to strict nondisclosure requirements our hosts remain tight-lipped.To get an appreciation of just who is in the market for a residence like Billionaire, the agents explain that it can only be viewed by appointment after the interested party is carefully vetted and meets the qualification requirements.It is fair to say that my LinkedIn and Instagram profiles just would not cut it.And that outdoor theatre screen. Source: www.realtor.com“We feel that the buyer will be someone who wants a product that is done and can never be replicated (there are now strict development laws in Bel Air),” Ms Williams said.“We have had a lot of international hits on this one … we have also had two fabulous showings to potential Australian buyers.“At this asking price, you just have to bring your toothbrush.”And even then, you could just get one of the seven house staff to pop down to the local shopping centre to grab one.Inside the private day spa. Source: www.realtor.comThe seven staff, which include a masseuse for your own private day spa and a renowned chef, are included in the price for the first two years of ownership. There is also a staff accommodation wing.The helipad is conveniently located close to the home office for an easy commute. Credit: Berlyn PhotographyOther features of this incredible residence include entertaining spaces that will blow your mind, and at the very least, your ear drums.There is a 40-seat 4K Dolby Atmos James Bond-themed theatre which we got to experience first hand.If the “Big One” ever hits, this is the place to escape the fallout.Not a bad spot to watch Armageddon. Credit: Berlyn PhotographyThere is also a four-lane bowling alley and a games area complete with authentic Teckell ping pong, foosball and pool tables, a massive candy wall, a bar that could rival a nightclub and a collection of rare cars and motorcycles.That bowling alley! Credit: Berlyn PhotographyDid someone say candy? Credit: Berlyn PhotographyIn terms of technology, Billionaire has one of the world’s most advanced smart home systems, including a crocodile skin-lined elevator, a pop-up outdoor movie theatre and a whole-of-residence control system.You can just hang out with some stars in this space. Source: www.realtor.comOutside there is a swim-around jacuzzi, a huge infinity pool with a swim-up bar and waterfalls that have been designed to make the most of the 270 degree views.I could go on and on about the features of this billionaires playground but I have run out of adjectives, and my realestate.com.au profile already thinks I am mining magnate Gina Rinehart.*Samantha Healy is the Courier Mail and Quest real estate editor and was in the US for the Inman Connect conference in Las Vegas.FOLLOW SAMANTHA HEALY ON Instagramlast_img read more