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All noisy on the Preston front

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This riverfront Brisbane home is perfectly angled to capture beautiful views and northern light

first_imgAn open plan to the lounge area.The house offered a total living area is 550sq m, all set on a 1046sq m of riverfront land.Mr Curran said among all the design elements, his favourite was at the front.“I always loved the way the entry sequence worked where you sort of walked across those decks that floated above the water features and the landscape and through the entry into that void,” he said. The house sits above its site.The site included established landscaping with water feature and garden that led to a private pontoon. 41 Brisbane Corso, Fairfield is to be auctioned on site August 26 at 12:00 midday.Follow Kieran Clair on Twitter at @kieranclair or Facebook on Kieran Clair — journo This angular riverfront home in Fairfield is of excellent quality and perfectly captures light and views.Sitting on the banks of the river at 41 Brisbane Corso, Fairfield is a beautiful home striking an unusual pose.The wedgelike four-bedroom, four-bathroom, two-level home appeared to float above its site, and its creator, Push Architects principal, Paul Curran, said the location dictated the design.“It was definitely to bend the plan to get the more desirable northern aspect and the views,” Mr Curran said.“It was just such a fantastic site with the river views, and to also get the northerly aspect over to the Eleanor Schonell Bridge which had just been constructed over to the university at the time.”Mr Curran said the home was a contemporary take with modernist elements, which included blurring the boundaries between the indoors and outdoors. The home’s stunning kitchen.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home2 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor2 hours ago“The automated aluminium louvres protect the high and large walls of glass that do get a little bit of the northwest sun. You’re able to close it down when you need to.”Not surprisingly, fittings and features were top end throughout and included high ceilings with a panelled finish, louvres, large timber-frame sliding glass doors plus built in cabinetry.center_img One of its architect’s favourite elements.“And also lifting the house up above the site but not too much so that it flows onto the garden really nicely and down onto the river.” 41 Brisbane Corso, Fairfield captures the views.“You’re often entertaining out on the deck and it’s nice to have the kitchen quite close. It really makes a good liveable Brisbane home,” Mr Curran said.last_img read more

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Why it pays to style your home

first_img Stylist David Manciameli shares his top tips for how to make your home more appealing to buyers:• Remove all personal items, so potential buyers can see themselves living in the space.• Declutter. More often than not buyers want light and space, so clear away anything that blocks out light.• Do a seasonal clear-out. In summer get rid of winter items from your wardrobes, and vice-versa in summer. This helps people to see that a space is functional. If you’ve jammed things in and it looks tight and cluttered, it creates a negative impression. DIY decor A Brisbane residential home styled by David Manciamelicenter_img A residential living room in a house in Chelmer, styled by David Manciameli of the Brisbane Makeover CoTo style a property or not to style a property? That is the question on many sellers’ minds when they come to put their homes on the market.The answer is a resolute “yes”, according to industry experts, with some claiming it can add tens of thousands to the value of a property.Deb Maguire, a lead agent at Place estate agency, Kangaroo Point, said spending $4,000 on styling a home could achieve an uplift in price of up to $20,000, while spending $10,000 could gain $100,000, or more. The trend seems to be gaining pace, with Ms Maguire estimating about 75 per cent of the properties handled by the agency having been styled to some level. “It wasn’t so long ago that we would just go in and work with people’s own furniture, declutter, things like that. Now it is almost accepted practise that you have it professionally styled,” Ms Maguire said. “If you want a million dollars for your home, it has to look a million dollars, if you want $5 million it has to look like $5 million worth.”David Manciameli, the owner of Brisbane Makeover Co, who has decorated luxury city developments such as Banc in Toowong and Sanna in Kangaroo Point, agrees: “When I started in the industry 15 years ago and was introducing my services to estate agents, it just wasn’t the done thing, unless they were finding it hard to sell a property or there was something really unique about it,” Mr Manciameli said. “It’s become almost accepted now.”And it is “absolutely worth it”, he said. “For example, there was a $4 million house on the market in Bardon that had not sold for 12 months. We came in, styled it, it was put back on The styled interior of the Banc development in Toowongthe market and it sold within nine weeks,” he said.Mr Manciameli said you need to understand the psyche of the buyers in your target market. “Rather than look at general trends, such as demographics, I dig deeper into the psychology side and think about what a buyer wants, what they want to become, what sort of lifestyle they want to portray to their friends and family,” he said.“Anyone can market a property, but without professional photos and a good looking interior you’re not creating anything aspirational. “That’s my job, to meet and exceed the expectations of a buyer, and to manufacture equity for my clients. To create value for them out of what is, essentially, thin air,” he said. David Manciameli styled the interiors of this apartment in the Sanna development at 138 Dornoch Terrace in Highgate HillSometimes buyers fall so in love with the designs, that they want to buy the furnishings.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus10 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market10 hours ago“I’ve had people spend between $30,000 and $80,000 on pieces we’ve used in a styling,” Mr Manciameli said. He said he always sources bespoke pieces and never recycles pieces around houses.While getting rid of all your furniture and replacing it with bespoke pieces can be an expensive strategy, Ms Maguire said styling your home doesn’t have to cost the earth.“A partial styling of an average three-bedroom apartment is usually between $1,500 and $4,000, and it’s not a huge amount of difference for a house. Even a consultation before going to market can make a big difference,” she said. “Styling is definitely having an affect on house values.”last_img read more

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Great apes on lockdown over COVID-19 threat

first_imgSerge Wich, professorof primate biology at Liverpool John Moores University, UK, said manygovernments had closed down tourism with great apes, while researchers andsanctuaries were taking extra measures. “But because mountaingorillas are susceptible to human pathogens, we know that they can developrespiratory illness,” she noted. Susan Sheward,founder and chairwoman of Orangutan Appeal UK, said in a statement: “Thisdisease could be fatal for the already critically endangered orangutan, it is arisk that we cannot afford take. OAUK will do everything it can to make surethat the orangutans at Sepilok stay healthy and safe.” There are four types of great apes alive today: gorillas (Africa),bonobos (Africa), orangutans (SE Asia), and chimpanzees (Africa). Humans areclosely related to great apes, sharing a common ancestor several million yearsago.(BBC) The work of vets andrangers who care for wild gorillas continues, but with added precautions. Sepilok OrangutanRehabilitation Centre on the island of Borneo is one of many sanctuaries forgreat apes that has closed its doors to the public. “We don’t know ifit’s infected mountain gorillas; we have not seen any evidence of that,” saidKirsten Gilardi, chief veterinary officer for Gorilla Doctors, who providesveterinary care to gorillas in the forests of Rwanda, Uganda and the DemocraticRepublic of Congo. “Much of what we’repracticing right now, in terms of social distancing, and self-quarantine, areat the heart of the recommendations for protecting great apes as well,” saidGilardi, who is also a veterinary professor at the University of California,Davis. Earlier, a tiger at Bronx Zoo tested positive for coronavirus. Mountain gorillas (Gorilla beringei beringei) are anendangered species of great ape found only in the forests of Rwanda, Uganda andthe DR Congo. All three countries have seen human cases of coronavirus, withgorilla tourism currently suspended. It’s not known how the virus might affect great apes like gorillas. GETTY IMAGES Social distancing GREAT apes have beenput on lockdown against the threat of coronavirus. Gorilla tourism inAfrica has been suspended, while sanctuaries for other apes, such asorangutans, have closed to the public. It’s not known ifgreat apes can contract the virus, but there are growing fears that our closestliving relatives might be equally at risk. He said: “We don’tknow, if they were to get infected, what the health effects would be, butobviously given the health implications for people it’s a risk we do not wantto take with great apes so these precautions everyone’s taking are an importantstep to try to reduce that risk.” New measures havebeen put in place to protect big cats and their caregivers. Even before the outbreak,people were asked to stay seven meters away from gorillas at all times. Newguidance from the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN)calls for a minimum distance of 10 meters from great apes, with visits byhumans reduced to the minimum needed to ensure their safety and health. Noperson who is ill, or who has been in contact with a sick person in thepreceding 14 days, should be allowed near them. Habitat loss andpoaching are big threats to the survival of great apes, but viruses are also aconcern. Infectious disease is now listed among the top three threats to somegreat ape groups. Past research has shown that chimps can contract the commoncold virus, while the Ebola virus is thought to have killed thousands ofchimpanzees and gorillas in Africa.last_img read more

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66 stranded NegOcc folks in Cebu, Panay return home

first_imgThe provincial government has set up hotlines and online channels toassist its residents still stranded in other places. Negrense construction workers previously stranded in Iloilo due to coronavirus disease 2019 are now staying at the Mambukal Resort in Murcia, Negros Occidental for mandatory 14-day quarantine. A total of 66 Negrenses were able to return home last weekend with the assistance of the provincial government here. RICHARD MALIHAN “We have to let them undergo the procedure as a precautionarymeasure,” Caelian said.The two Negrense groups who traveled from Panay arrived at the Bredco porthere. They are staying in the Mambukal Resort in Murcia town for the next two weeks.The 16 Negrenses from Cebu, on the other hand, passed through Negros Orientaland entered this province via Kabankalan City. They are now under quarantine atthe patient care center in the housing site of E.B. Magalona town.On April 14, 35 Negrense overseas Filipino workers also arrived in EscalanteCity from Tabuelan town in Cebu. Provincial Disaster Management Program Division head Zeaphard Caeliansaid on April 18 that the Negrenses who recently returned in this province wereimmediately brought to the healing centers set up by the provincial governmentfor a 14-day mandatory quarantine.Upon their arrival, they were interviewed by health personnel and took a rapidtest for COVID-19. The group included 20 residents of various towns and cities and 15 fromthis city. They are also under a 14-day mandatory quarantine at the center inE.B. Magalona.center_img As of Saturday afternoon, a total of 721 individuals from variousplaces, including those in Metro Manila, have registered for return to NegrosOccidental.(With a report from PNA/PN) BACOLOD City – Some 66 Negrenses stranded in Cebu and Panay due totravel restrictions caused by the coronavirus disease 2019 outbreak (COVID-19)were able to return in Negros Occidental last weekend through the assistance ofthe provincial government here. They have been identified as the 41 construction workers from Iloilo, afamily of nine from Boracay Island in Malay, Aklan and 16 from the town ofSamboan, Cebu.last_img read more

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Pedestrian killed in North Vernon accident

first_imgNorth Vernon, Ind. — The Jennings County Sheriff’s Department says a North Vernon pedestrian was killed in a Friday accidentAt 2:41 p.m. Seve R. Reynolds, 28, of North Vernon, was walking south along State Road 7 toward the city when a car driven by Ronald Dailey, 69, of North Vernon veered left off the roadway and struck him.Reynolds was pronounced dead at the scene, the investigation is ongoing.last_img

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Ansu Fati becomes Spain’s La Roja youngest ever scorer

first_imgAnsu Fati became the youngest goalscorer in the history of the Spanish national team on Sunday by scoring against Ukraine in the Nations League. Aged 17 years and 311 days, Fati netted in the 32nd minute of the League A, Group 4 clash at the Alfredo di Stefano Stadium, when he cut in from the left and curled into the bottom corner to make it 3-0. The Barcelona forward, who was making his first start for Spain, beat the previous record held by Juan Errazquin, who scored three goals aged 18 against Switzerland in 1925. Fati is now the youngest player to score for Spain, for Barca in La Liga and the youngest to score in the Champions League as well. Born in Guinea-Bissau, the teenager made his Barca debut at the start of last season, becoming the second youngest player ever to play for the Catalan giants. Promoted Content6 Most Unforgettable Bridges In The World10 Extremely Dirty Seas In The WorldCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way9 Fictional Universes We Wouldn’t Want To Live InThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do7 Reasons It’s Better To Be A Vegan11 Strange Facts About Your Favorite TV ShowsWhy Do So Many Digital Assistants Have Feminine Names & Voices?5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks10 Dystopian Movie Worlds You’d Never Want To Live In7 Reasons Why You Might Want To Become A Vegetarian Loading… Read Also: Messi returns to social media with photo of his boys His goal against Ukraine came after a spell-binding opening half an hour from the youngster as he caused havoc down the left wing and almost scored with a bicycle kick. Fati’s goal put Spain almost out of sight against Ukraine after Sergio Ramos scored the opening two goals, the first from the penalty spot. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 He was the club’s youngest ever scorer in La Liga after he netted off the bench against Osasuna and the he also scored on his first Barca start, against Valencia, aged 16. The next day, Barcelona newspaper Mundo Deportivo wrote “A star is born” and he continued breaking records by hitting the winner against Inter Milan in the Champions League in December. Fati was expected to be given his debut for Spain earlier this year but he had to wait as fixtures were postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.last_img read more

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Work continues on I-74 ramps at St. Leon

first_imgSt. Leon, IN—As a reminder today, asphalt patching operations are continuing on I-74 in Dearborn County and will impact the EB and WB ramps to and from S.R. 1 at Exit 164 (St. Leon) over the next two weeks.Today and Tuesday, the I-74 Westbound on-ramp from S.R. 1 will be closed for full-depth patching.  Tuesday, the I-74 Westbound off-ramp to S.R. 1 will be open with shifted lanes between 7 am through 5 pmMilling is expected to begin on I-74 EB between Sunman and St. Leon next week.last_img

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The Latest: German soccer league suspends matches

first_imgThe German soccer league has extended its suspension through at least April 2.The extension covers the next round of games and the upcoming international break.League CEO Christian Seifert says “it doesn’t mean that we assume we can play from April 3.”Seifert adds that some clubs could face potential financial collapse and put “tens of thousands of jobs” at risk without funding from TV broadcasts and sponsors.Paderborn player Luca Kilian has tested positive for the coronavirus. Three players in the second division also have the virus. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditLONDON (AP) — The Latest on the coronavirus outbreak’s effect on sports around the world (all times local):___2:10 p.m. March 16, 2020 The KHL said Saturday it was “in consultation with clubs and all relevant authorities to diligently manage the impact” of the virus outbreak.The KHL has not commented on the withdrawals and its website still lists those teams as competing. The next scheduled games between teams which have not withdrawn are Wednesday.___9:55 a.m.The Greek Olympic committee says the Olympic flame handover ceremony for the Tokyo Games will take place without spectators in an effort to contain the coronavirus outbreak. The Latest: German soccer league suspends matches McLaren says the rest of the team has returned to Britain but will not go to the team’s headquarters for two weeks as a precaution.With the first four races postponed, the F1 season will not resume until May at the earliest.___11 a.m.Indianapolis Motor Speedway officials say they are holding off on postponing the month of May activities that conclude with the Indianapolis 500 on Memorial Day weekend. Each of those three tournaments was scheduled to begin in April.The tour says a decision will be made “in the week ahead” about the rest of the European clay-court circuit.The next Grand Slam tournament is the French Open, which is scheduled to begin in Paris on May 24.___11:25 a.m. The leader of the IOC’s coordination commission for the Tokyo Olympics says there is no May deadline to cancel the games and he remains confident the event will go ahead despite sports coming to a virtual standstill globally amid the coronavirus outbreak.John Coates, who will have to go into government-mandated self-isolation when he returns to Australia this week from Olympic business in Europe, told the Sydney Morning Herald newspaper: “It’s all proceeding to start on the 24th of July.”Former IOC vice president Dick Pound said in an interview with The Associated Press last month that the end of May loomed as a possible deadline for the IOC to make a call on the Tokyo Olympics.But Coates, an IOC vice president and head of the Australian Olympic Committee, told the Sydney paper in a telephone interview from Switzerland that the IOC didn’t recognize the deadline and he thought Pound had backed away from it, too.Coates says “it’s never been the IOC’s position. It was Dick’s idea. There is four months to go.” ___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 Speaking Monday in parliament, famously soccer-mad Prime Minister Viktor Orban said it would be even better if matches were not played at all.___1:30 p.m.The women’s professional tennis tour has suspended all competition until May 2 because of the coronavirus outbreak.The WTA says it is calling off clay-court tournaments in Stuttgart, Istanbul and Prague, adding those to a list of events previously canceled.center_img Associated Press The British Horseracing Authority says “the intention is for scheduled race meetings to take place wherever possible.” It adds that “decisions may have to be made to cancel meetings.”BHA chief executive Nick Rust says the racing industry is “following the government’s advice to strike a balance between protecting public health and maintaining business activity.”More than 250,000 people attended the four-day Cheltenham Festival last week.No decision has been made on whether the Grand National Steeplechase will go ahead at Aintree next month. More Britons bet on that race than any other. ___ 1:55 p.m.The Hungarian soccer federation has temporarily suspended all of its competitions.Federation spokesman Jeno Sipos says clubs have been asked to forego training sessions and make it possible for players and staff members to stay home.Sipos says in a video posted on the federation’s Facebook page “we hope we are contributing to stopping the spread of the epidemic.”The federation’s announcement was in line with a government decision to have sports matches played in empty stadiums and only if organizers took responsibility. The Indy 500 draws crowds in excess of 300,000.“We are aware of the CDC’s interim guidance suggesting the postponement of events involving more than 50 people over the next eight weeks,” the speedway said in a statement released before 6 a.m. local time.“Our priority is to do our part in protecting the public health while still conducting the 104th Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge as scheduled on May 24. This continues to be a dynamic situation which we are monitoring constantly in coordination with federal, state, local and public health officials.”___10:10 a.m. A second team has withdrawn from the Kontinental Hockey League playoffs because of the coronavirus outbreak.The KHL is widely considered to be the strongest hockey league outside the NHL and is one of the few major sports organizations still operating in Europe.There are now six teams remaining in an eight-club conference semifinal bracket.Finnish club Jokerit withdrew Saturday citing concern for the health of its players and staff. Now Barys Astana says it is withdrawing after authorities in Kazakhstan banned sports events and restricted entry to the country.All six of the remaining teams are based in Russia, where various cities and regions have imposed their own restrictions. Spartak Moscow and Dynamo Moscow played in an empty arena on Wednesday. ___11:10 a.m.McLaren says the team member who tested positive for coronavirus at the Australian Grand Prix “is recovering well” and that his “symptoms have gone.”The British team pulled out of the season-opening Formula One race on Thursday because of the positive test. The race was canceled on Friday.Fourteen members of the team were also placed in quarantine for 14 days after coming into close contact with the person who tested positive for the virus. McLaren chief executive Zak Brown says they are in “good spirits.” The committee says the accreditation cards that had been issued for Thursday’s ceremony at the stadium in Athens where the first modern Olympics were held in 1896 would not be valid.The body’s headquarters will also remain closed from Monday until further notice.The committee canceled the remainder of the Olympic torch relay last week after crowds gathered in southern Greece to watch part of the torch relay in Sparta, where the torch was carried by actor Gerard Butler.Greek health authorities have warned people to stay home, and have shut down everything from restaurants, bars and cafes to public organized beaches, ski resorts, hair salons and movie theaters, in an effort to curb the spread of the virus.Greece currently has 331 confirmed cases and four deaths. Germany was the last of Europe’s top five leagues to suspend games.The German soccer federation says that games in the top two women’s divisions and the women’s cup will be suspended through April 19.___2:05 p.m.British horse racing will take place without spectators and with restrictions on the number of attendees.last_img read more

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Premier Cool Five-a-Side Tourney Begins

first_imgThe five-a-side football competition designed by Premier Cool, a brand of PZ Cussons, tagged ‘Turf Wars’, kicked off on Wednesday in Lagos.According to the organisers of the tournament matches have been scheduled to run from August 22 through Saturday, September 1, 2018 at the sports ground of Children’s International School, Lekki, Lagos.16 teams emerged in the voting phase and proceeded to complete their medicals to ensure that every player was certified physically fit to be part of the competition. The official draw of the competition was officiated by the Lagos State Football Association (LSFA), who are also supporting partners of the competition.Speaking after the draws, Brand and Activation Manager of PZ Cussons, Busayo John, stated that the Premier Cool Turf Wars is an initiative borne out of “love for the game” and its social impact.“Football is a widely loved sport especially in Nigeria, it has the power in uniting millions and changing lives. This is no different from what we want to achieve with the Turf Wars five-a-side football competition.“We want to reward the passion of our consumers, who still make time out of their work schedules to play and enjoy the game of football. This event is not just about the football, as we have created a cool atmosphere for relaxation, networking, good food, as well as musicto make it a worthwhile experience for everyone,” she said.The matches will spread across two days; match-day one will feature the qualifiers, while match-day 2 will feature all the final matches.The winning team will get a cash prize of N3million, while the second and third runners up will walk away with N1.5million and N750, 000 respectively.The Premier Cool Turf Wars is endorsed by the Lagos State Football Association (LSFA); the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF); and also proudly supported by SociaLiga, a sports entertainment company that aims to bring people together by creating an ambience where people can network and enjoy fun activities.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more