Fashion Festival director Lindsay Bennett shares reno tips

first_imgNew Farm has gone through such a transformation and we could not think of a better suburb to live. There is such a wonderful sense of community and it is wonderful being able to cycle around the bike-paths and to enjoy so much green space on the banks of the Brisbane river. It’s like being on a relaxing holiday seven days a week. What was the best piece of property advice you were give? Or what was the biggest lesson you learned? What would you change about your home?  Back in April 2013 we purchased what was an old boarding house in New Farm as we wanted a property that allowed us to live and work from home and a Queenslander was the obvious choice. So when we came across this house that had been poorly neglected, we could see that the bones were worth saving. And, given it was such a wonderful location that we simply could not pass up. New Farm is such a beautiful suburb and I could not think of a more idyllic location especially now with Howard Smith Wharves just an easy stroll or to the many wonderful dining options in the neighbourhood. Mercedes-Benz Fashion Festival director Lindsay Bennett reveals what he loves about the house and suburb he lives in. Lindsay Bennett, director of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Festival. Photo: Liam Kidston. Without a hesitation I would say to own a home in Italy – somewhere either on Lake Como,somewhere in Tuscany or down on the Amalfi Coast would have to be a dream location. But then again, an apartment in New York would also be high on the list. Brisbane will always be home for us so to come and go every few months would give us the best of both worlds… When we purchased the property, we knew little about renovating Queenslanders but quickly learnt they are unique structures with some wonderful history. In fact, our property was originally owned by Richard Symes Warry, a local alderman and then Mayor of Brisbane when Brisbane was just a municipality of New South Wales. The house was in a bad state but following an intensive 16-month restoration process we established the first floor as a luxury Guest House ‘Heal House’ and we now occupy the ground floor. We love that we can share our home with so many guests and that they have a chance to experience staying in a Queenslander. We made a conscious decision to retain as many of the original features as possible but during the restoration we enclosed two sides of the wrap-around verandah to create ensuite bathrooms which was definitely the right thing to do. If we had our time over again I’m not sure that we would do things too differently but would definitely look to add a rain-water tank, solar panels and a lap pool.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus12 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market12 hours ago What is the best thing about your suburb? If money was no option, what would be your fantasy home and where? Villa in Capri? Chalet in the Swiss Alps? Where do you live and why? What do you love about your home? That’s simple. Start small and look to buy/sell until you have a property that you would like to live in. On average we bought/sold properties every two years and undertook basic renovations ourselves to generate maximum returns. And, when renovating just be conscious you need broad appeal so don’t go too overboard with the renovation. But above all, you can never do enough preparation so take your time as attention to detail will always shine through.last_img read more

Dino Babers compares Syracuse’s recent run to catching a wave

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Comments Sitting at 7-2, Dino Babers compared his team’s recent run to a wave. “I wouldn’t say we’re on the top of that wave,” Babers said, “But we’re definitely catching it.” The No. 19 Orange defeated Wake Forest 41-24 last Saturday for their first November victory under Babers. The Orange moved up to No. 13 in the AP Poll on Sunday and await an anticipated jump in Tuesday’s release of the CFP rankings. Throughout the season, Babers has alluded to a healthier roster and how that’s played a role in this year’s success. On Monday, he noted the team’s emphasis on rotations this year. In games, the defensive line shifts regularly with each member of the two-deep tallying a tackle for loss this season. The offensive line has rotated six players, often subbing in redshirt sophomore Sam Heckel. And at the skill positions on offense, both running back and wide receiver, the team has shifted around several players based on that day’s production. “We’re trying desperately to try to rotate and do things from a physical and a game standpoint to give different units an opportunity to rest their bodies,” Babers said, “so we have an opportunity for everybody to come through this thing clean and not overuse one specific unit two or three games in a row where we may not be able to recover that use.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textWhen asked about how this year’s team has stayed focused through the success — something Syracuse hasn’t done in the past— Babers said his team learned from post-Virginia Tech and -Clemson fall offs in 2016 and 2017, respectively. “They’re not letting their nightlife affect their day life,” Babers said.After the Wake Forest win, Babers refused to look past 2-7 Louisville and evaluate the looming matchup with a currently undefeated Notre Dame team. Again on Monday, Babers refused to look ahead.On Sunday when the team met, Babers presented them with the stats from Syracuse’s last two games against Louisville. Syracuse lost those two games by a combined score of 118-38, allowing 1,572 yards in the two losses. “I told them that we play games one game at a time, and that we’re in third game of the second half of our season,” Babers said. “And they said OK.”Injury notesBabers said senior Tyrone Perkins, who left Saturday’s game on a medical cart with an apparent leg injury, is still in North Carolina. He said Perkins is “in good shape and he’s going to get better.” Babers said he didn’t have an update on junior running back Moe Neal, who left late in the fourth quarter. center_img Published on November 5, 2018 at 2:00 pm Contact Josh: | @Schafer_44last_img read more

Miralem Pjanic among the best Players in Champions League

first_imgFootballers of “Old Lady” made a great job last night on the first match of the Champions League semi-finals, when they won Monaco at a high of 0: 2 in Monte Carlo.With this result, they came a step towards the finals of the most elite football competition in Europe, and a brilliant match in Juventus was made by the Bosnian football player Miralem Pjanić.He was one of the best players in the ranks of the Old Lady, and played almost the entire match before being replaced by in 89th minute.At this match Pjanic was the player who ran the most, total of 10.87 kilometers, and the statistical parameters show that he had enormous efficiency.The glittering shape this player delights all fans of football in BiH, especially because he will most probably play the qualification matches in the national coat of arms.(Source: klix)last_img read more

Two fires burn out of control in Wellington area Sunday

first_imgby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — There were two field fires which occurred Sunday, March 22, according to a Wellington Fire Department press release.The first fire occurred on 50th Street and Meridian. The second one was on 129 East 10th Avenue. There was no monetary loss to either fire.The Meridian fire started at 1:18 p.m. on the property owned by A.J. Reed and was caused by sparks from a cutting metal pipe which moved rapidly to the north burning 80 acres. It took an hour to bring under control. One shed was in danger but suffered no damage. The fire on East 10th occurred on the Roger Brownlee property. It was a controlled fire which became out of control and burned 160 acres before it was brought under control after two hours of fire suppression. Both fires were managed by the efforts of five different fire departments that included South Haven, Oxford, Mayfield, Argonia and Wellington. There were 13 fire personnel fighting one or both fires.No one was injured.Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more


first_imgAccording to the BCCI constitution, if a presidents post According to the BCCI constitution, if a presidents post is vacated midway through his tenure, “the secretary shall within 15 days convene a Special General Body Meeting to elect the President who shall be nominated by at least one Full Member from the zone which proposed the name of the President whose term was cut short prematurely. Such person who is so elected shall hold office till the next elections.” A long-serving cricket administrator, Dalmiya had been president of the ICC, held different offices in the BCCI, and occupied top posts in the CAB in a career that began in 1979. Dalmiya has not been keeping well for a while now and was not actively taking part in the day-to-day functioning of the BCCI. Dalmiya took over the reins of the BCCI for a second time in March, after a gap of 10 years, when he got a walkover in the elections. But he has been ailing since then, and his health has deteriorated further over the last few weeks. That Dalmiyas health has been an issue was an open secret in the Indian cricket circle for quite some time after he took over the BCCI presidents post in March, this year. Due to Dalmiyas health conditions, it has been secretary Anurag Thakur who has called the shots. It has been quite some time that Dalmiya has not been able to properly conduct any BCCI meetings in the near past. In fact, Dalmiya could not coherently answer any question when he met the three-member SC appointed panel headed by Justice RM Lodha, where his son was prompting all the questions to him. There has been dissenting voices in BCCI about his failing health and recently there were calls to remove him from the post of president. PTI SSC MRM SSC KHS KHSadvertisementlast_img read more