Reno rumble: One of Brisbane’s oldest homes brought back to life

first_imgThe original Paddington homestead known as ‘Rockbourne’ has been renovated.BEYOND its overgrown and tired facade, the 1870s farmhouse was a piece of Brisbane’s history waiting to be brought back to life.When the Barnes family first set eyes on ‘Rockbourne’ in 2004, they knew they had found something special.The property at 118 Kennedy Tce, Paddington, is one of the original homesteads in the iconic Ithaca Precinct.RELATED: Extravagant home taken from dated to daringPerched on a huge 1480 sqm block, the north-facing, elevated home was ripe for renovation, so the Barnes’s embarked on a labour of love.BEFORE: The front of the house at 118 Kennedy Tce, Paddington, before it was renovated.AFTER: The front of the house after it was renovated.“What was most important to us was that we maintained the integrity and history of the home,” owner Michelle Barnes said.“We agreed we would not rush into getting everything done or compromise on quality construction and finishes.“Instead, we took the approach that we would renovate as we could afford it.”So, they met with an architect, an arborist, a landscape designer and a builder to first plan the overall vision.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:59Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:59 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Trackdefault, 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 Rate1xFullscreen5 tips to find the perfect flip00:59BEFORE: The back of the property at 118 Kennedy Tce, Paddington, before it was renovated.AFTER: The back of the property is unrecognisable after the renovation.After six months of planning, the mission was clear: to rejuvenate the historical Queenslander by kitting it out with classic, yet modern amenities, while staying true to its grace and charm.They restored the traditional facade, 12 foot ceilings, timber floors, doors, stained glass panels and fireplace, but added modern touches to make it more entertainment-friendly.MORE: This is what you get for a lazy $3m“We love cooking and holding dinner parties for friends and family so having a large kitchen with plenty of benchspace, ovens and cooktops and storage plus a large dining area was a priority — as was the outdoor entertainment area with a barbecue and a pizza oven,” Ms Barnes said.“It’s a home with so many beautiful memories, both with our family and those who lived here before us.”BEFORE: The living room inside the house at 118 Kennedy Tce, Paddington, before it was renovated.AFTER: The living room after it was renovated.They installed a new kitchen, complete with butler’s pantry, Subzero fridge, Vintec wine fridges, marble benchtops, hand painted cabinetry and European appliances.The new dining room is accented by Spotted Gum finishes and adjoins a large living room.There are six bedrooms, including a master bedroom with a dressing room and ensuite.The three bathrooms are accented by marble finishes and hand-crafted cabinetry, with the main bathroom boasting a cast-iron clawfoot bath.Downstairs, there is a rumpus room, decorated in Crema Pacifica honed marble flooring and bifold doors.This space is also ideal for a teenager/guest retreat or potentially self-contained granny flat style accommodation.BEFORE: A glimpse of the kitchen inside the house at 118 Kennedy Tce, Paddington, before it was renovated.AFTER: The kitchen after it was renovated.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus11 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market11 hours agoOutside, the Barnes’s installed a 9m x 4.5m saltwater swimming pool, surrounded by trees and landscaped gardens.One of the statement features of the property is the state-of-the-art alfresco pavilion by the pool, which is perfect for gatherings and includes an outdoor cinema for movie nights.A block of land this size is a rarity in Paddington, and also accommodates a cosy firepit, vegetable gardens, citrus trees and a chicken coop.BEFORE: The original kitchen and dining area during the renovation.AFTER: The kitchen and dining area after the renovation.But the hidden hero of the home is a sunlit study with floor-to-ceiling library, opening onto the wrap-around balcony.“It’s the smallest of all the rooms, but is beautifully lit throughout the day,” Ms Barnes said. “Surrounded by my books, arranged in floor-to-ceiling shelves, I never tire of reading or working in the study.“It overlooks the vegetable gardens, down the veranda and out to the city and receives the most delightful breezes.”BEFORE: A downstairs rumpus room in the original house before the renovation.AFTER: The wine cellar in the house at 118 Kennedy Tce, Paddington, after the reno.The property is being offered for sale by Tyson Clarke of Queensland Sotheby’s International Realty.RENO FACT CHECK:Time taken: 15 yearsTotal spend: Can’t put a price on itVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:20Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:20 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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MOL Takes Delivery of LNG Carrier, Inks 1st Transportation Service Deal with Uniper

first_imgJapanese shipping company Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) has unveiled its first transportation service contract with German utility company Uniper following the delivery of LNG Schneeweisschen, an LNG carrier.The 180,000 cbm newbuilding, jointly ordered by MOL and Itochu Corporation, was delivered by Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) and named at the Okpo shipyard in South Korea on July 31.Under the terms of the contract for several voyages, the ship will serve Uniper Global Commodities SE, 100% owned by one of the largest European gas and electricity companies, Uniper SE.The LNG Schneeweisschen features two new technologies — the slow-speed two-stroke engine (X-DF) which can run on natural gas, MGO and heavy fuel oil, and the Methane Refrigeration System-Full Re-liquefaction (MRS-F) which works with the X-DF engine to re-liquefy surplus boil-off gas, returning it as LNG to the cargo tank.Featuring a length of 297.9 meters and a width of 47.9 meters, the LNG carrier can reach a speed of 19.5 knots. Currently, LNG Schneeweisschen has a market value of USD 199.46 million, according to data provided by VesselsValue.last_img read more

Batesville Middle School Cross Country Results

first_imgThe Batesville Middle School boys won their cross country meet against Frankln County, Saint Mary’s, and South Ripley on Tuesday.Joshua Myers finished 1st in the boys race followed by Dillon Murray, 2nd, Adam Moster, 3rd, James Kuisel, 4th, Benjamin Moster, 5th, Tyler Kuntz, 6th, Ean Loichinger, 7th, Eli Pierson, 8th, Nolan Smith, 9th, Matthew Meyer, 10th, Charlie Laymon, 12th, Cayden Pohlman, 13th, Evan Vogelsang, 15th, Kaleb McBeath, 16th, Landon Gutzwiller, 19th, and Nathan Villani, 20th.The Batesville Middle School girls won their cross country meet against Frankln County, Saint Mary’s, and South Ripley on Tuesday.Liz Loichinger finished 1st, followed by Sarah Ripperger, 2nd, Maria Lopez, 3rd, Lexi Huber, 4th, Sarah Price, 5th, Lily Pinckley, 6th, Allie Redwine, 7th, Katie Olsen, 9th, Catherine Raab, 10th, Lily Meyer, 11th, Rachael Goldsmith, 12th, Karen Garcia, 13th, Callie Main, 14th, Isabel Smith, 18th, Ava Ralston, 19th, and Trysta Vierling, 20th.The Batesville Middle School boys won their cross country meet against Milan, Jac-Cen-Del and Rising Sun on Thursday.Joshua Myers won the boys race followed by Dillon Murray, 2nd, Adam Moster, 3rd, Benjamin Moster, 6th, Tyler Kuntz, 8th, EanLoichinger, 10th, Eli Pierson, 12th, Nolan Smith, 13th, James Kuisel, 15th, and Matthew Meyer, 16th, and Aaron Weber, 20th.The Batesville Middle School girls won their meet against Milan, Jac-Cen-Del and Rising Sun.Liz Loichinger won the girls race, followed by Sarah Ripperger, 2nd, Lily Pinckley, 3rd, Maria Lopez, 4th, Sarah Price, 5th, Katie Olsen, 11th, Lily Meyer, 12th, Lexi Huber, 13th, Catherine Raab, 17th, Isabel Smith, 18th, and Rachael Goldsmith, 19th.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Derek Suits.last_img read more

Karle hired as Career Coach for Ivy Tech Lawrenceburg and Batesville

first_imgWendi KarleBatesville, IN — Lilly Endowment has made a grant to the Ivy Tech Foundation to support Ivy Tech Community College’s new statewide Career Coaching and Employer Connection (CCEC) program. This new, more strategic approach, will emphasize comprehensive career readiness practices working alongside academic preparation throughout a student’s college experience. The new approach will transform Ivy Tech’s current Career Development structure and programs to focus on intentional career advising and employer engagement.Ivy Tech Community College of Lawrenceburg and Batesville is pleased to announce that Wendi Karle has been hired as the Career Coach with the CCEC program. Karle joined Ivy Tech on August 17, 2020, after 13 years of teaching English/Language Arts and serving as the College and Career Readiness Coach with Boone County Schools. In this role, Karle will be serving the students of Ivy Tech and assisting them with their career development.last_img read more

Nwakali named U23 Eagles stand-in captain

first_imgRelatedPosts Breaking: U23 AFCON: Olympic Eagles keep hope alive, sink Zambia Amapakabo gets Okechukwu, Awoniyi boost for Zambia Dele-Bashiru, Okonkwo join Olympic Eagles Former FIFA U17 World Cup winning captain Kelechi Nwakali will be stand-in captain at the third Africa U23 Cup of Nations in Egypt.Nwakali will be expected to supply the ammunition from the midfield for the strikers, including his former U17 teammate, Orji Okwonkwo, to make hay at the fore.The Nigeria team is brimming with hard workers such as defenders Valentine Ozornwafor, Olisah Ndah, Sincere Seth and Anthony Izuchukwu, and midfielders Sunusi Ibrahim, Muyiwa Olabiran and Ndifreke Effiong.England-based Tom Dele-Bashiru, who starred for the Nigeria U20 team at the FIFA U20 World Cup in Poland this year summer, will be expected to provide some top competition experience and steel in the middle.Host nation Egypt will tackle Mali in Friday’s tournament opening match at the Cairo International Stadium from 4pm (3pm Nigeria time), before the two other Group teams Cameroon and Ghana clash at the same venue as from 6pm Nigeria time. Tags: Anthony IzuchukwuKelechi NwakaliOlisah Noahlast_img read more

More Than Half of Americans Lose Sleep Over Money

first_imgNearly 1 in 3 lose sleep over everyday expensesNew York – June 27, 2019 – Nearly 8 in 10 (78%) of U.S. adults lose sleep over daily stresses like work, relationships, and more, according to a new Bankrate.com report. More than half (56%) of Americans, ages 18 and older, toss and turn over at least one money issue. The biggest money stressor: everyday expenses, which nearly 1 in 3 (32%) say they occasionally lose sleep over.Other than everyday expenses, the most popular financial insomnia contributors include saving enough money for retirement (24%), health care or insurance bills (22%), the ability to pay credit card debt (18%), mortgage or rent payments (18%), educational expenses (11%) and stock market volatility (5%). Those who are losing sleep over money include:Two-thirds of parents with children under age 18 compared to 54% who don’t have young children.Sixty-four percent of Gen Xers (ages 39-54) versus 58% of Millennials (ages 23-38) and 54% of Baby Boomers (ages 55-73).Fifty-nine percent of women compared to 54% of men.More than 6 in 10 (61%) Northeasterners versus 52% of Midwesterners.Nearly two-thirds (63%) of the lowest earners (under $30,000 per year) compared to 53% of those who make $80,000 or more.Aside from financial woes, Americans say health is the next largest contributor to a lack of shut-eye (37%, up from 28% last year). Many U.S. adults also experience restless nights over relationships – including those with family members (29%), romantic partners (21%) and friends (17%) – as well as work (28%), politics (21%), climate change (14%) and raising children (13%).Digging deeper, 38% of those who lose sleep over at least one stressor say a money issue is the main culprit, more than relationships (20%), health (15%) and work (11%). The average U.S. adult is losing sleep over three different problems.Among generations, Millennials are more likely to lose sleep over work (39%) and relationships with friends (22%), while Gen X tops all other age groups in losing sleep over the ability to pay housing costs (24%), and Baby Boomers are more worried about health (41%) and politics (25%) than those who are younger.Millennials and Gen Xers have a much greater tendency to feel uneasy over education costs for themselves or a family member (16% and 11%, respectively, versus just 3% of Baby Boomers).Almost two-thirds (63%) of people struggling to get a good night’s rest are optimistic they’ll be able to resolve their biggest issue and more than three-quarters (77%) are actively doing something to address it. However, more than half (51%) of U.S. adults who lose sleep primarily due to credit card debt say they are pessimistic about improving their situation. The other net pessimistic topics are politics (62% pessimistic) and climate change (66% pessimistic).“When you’re wrestling with a big issue, it’s important to break it into manageable chunks. Devising a plan and starting to execute against it – piece by piece – is the best way to get things done,” said Bankrate.com analyst Ted Rossman. “Simply getting started should help you begin to feel better and settle your racing mind. That holds true whether you’re worried about health, money, relationships, work or anything else.”Methodology:Bankrate.com commissioned YouGov Plc to conduct the survey. All figures, unless otherwise stated, are from YouGov Plc. Total sample size was 2,504 adults. Fieldwork was undertaken on May 29-31, 2019. The survey was carried out online and meets rigorous quality standards. It employed a non-probability-based sample using both quotas upfront during collection and then a weighting scheme on the back end designed and proven to provide nationally representative results.About Bankrate.comBankrate.com provides consumers with the expert advice and tools needed to succeed throughout life’s financial journey. For over two decades, Bankrate.com has been a leading personal finance destination. The company offers award-winning editorial content, competitive rate information, and calculators and tools across multiple categories, including mortgages, deposits, credit cards, retirement, automobile loans and taxes. Bankrate aggregates rate information from over 4,800 institutions on more than 300 financial products. With coverage of over 600 local markets, Bankrate generates rate tables in all 50 U.S. states.last_img read more

Criminal proceedings initiated in Switzerland against FIFA chief

first_imgZURICH: A Swiss special prosecutor has initiated a criminal case against FIFA President Gianni Infantino over his dealings with Swiss Attorney General Michael Lauber. Authorities in Switzerland said on Thursday that prosecutors have found indications of criminal conduct in relation to the meetings between the pair. Last week, a court had found that Lauber, while investigating corruption cases related to FIFA, had tried to hide a meeting with Infantino and lied to his supervisors in the Swiss judiciary. He subsequently offered his resignation and is set to leave the post in August. “This concerns abuse of public office, breach of official secrecy, assisting offenders and incitement to these acts,” said the AB-BA, the authority overseeing Switzerland’s Federal prosecutors, in a statement. Infantino had earlier denied any wrongdoing. “For a long time I have not spoken about this because the whole thing is absurd,” Infantino told reporters at the FIFA Council Meeting in June. “Let me clarify once and for all. To meet the chief prosecutor of Switzerland is perfectly legitimate and perfectly legal. It’s no violation of anything. On the contrary, it’s also part of the fiduciary duties of the President of FIFA. “It’s totally legitimate [for FIFA] to offer to contribute… hoping that those who have done criminal acts will be held to account,” Infantino continued. “What bothers me a bit is the wording about secret meetings. There is nothing secret in meeting a prosecutor in a civilized country. We are happy to be cooperating with the Swiss authorities as we do with authorities all the world.” IANS Also Watch: 3 Anti CAA Protests In Assam; 30 Indigenous Orgs Protest Todaylast_img read more

Minus Collaros, Cincinnati offense struggles against Orange ‘D’

first_img aolivero@syr.edu Facebook Twitter Google+ CINCINNATI — Scott Shafer didn’t have to face the true Cincinnati offense, the one that has ‘by far’ the best receivers in the Big East in his opinion. The Syracuse defensive coordinator didn’t have to face his favorite player in the Big East in the Bearcats’ regular starting quarterback, Zach Collaros. ‘Obviously I feel bad for Collaros,’ Shafer said. ‘He is my favorite player in the league. I love that kid.’ All week, Shafer at times had to think of and prepare for the chance that the injured Collaros would make his way onto the Nippert Stadium field. And he, of course, had to expect that Cincinnati’s loaded receiving corps — including Armon Binns, D.J. Woods and Marcus Barnett — would be playing at a level that could dismantle his defense. But the Cincy offensive attack didn’t dismantle Shafer’s defense. The Bearcat-attack — minus its most important player in Collaros — had one of its worst games as a unit. From the beginning, Shafer’s crew put a muzzle on the UC’s offensive stars with what is becoming its trademark brand of blitz-happy, change-in-coverage football. The Bearcats, which averaged 30.3 points per game entering Saturday, didn’t score in the first quarter. Collaros’ replacement at quarterback, Chazz Anderson, accounted for only eight passing yards in the first quarter. A far cry from the performances of the quarterback that warrants the title of Shafer’s favorite. But it wasn’t an overly complex plan of attack for Shafer’s defense when prepping for the possibilities of the game.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text It was just another performance of Shafer football.  There were a few wrinkles added in, but nothing special. ‘Not so much with the pressure, (we) hanged up a few coverages,’ Shafer said. ‘Things with Binns and Woods, because they are both such good football players.’ Added Shafer: ‘The kids played schematically, they didn’t change a lot. But it was a tough duty.’ Paramount for that duty with Collaros out was negating the effects of Binns, Woods and Barnett. By the end of the game, Cincinnati would only muster seven points on a Woods touchdown. Woods only finished the game with 56 yards through the air — and it was the best mark on the team. Shafer’s coverage schemes, which were meant to tease and confuse, did just that to Anderson. The junior quarterback looked lost at times with his quirky delivery in trying to find Binns and Woods. Deep passes fell yards from breaking receivers. By the end of the night, eight different Bearcats receivers had caught a ball. But Woods, Barnett and Binns did not have career days like Binns did last week against South Florida. He and Barnett were held to 28 yards each. The success of cornerbacks Da’Mon Merkerson and Mike Holmes — along with free safety Phillip Thomas — in coverage threw Anderson off and kept the receivers at bay. SU head coach Doug Marrone was happy with it as well. ‘Strategically, we went into the game, we had some things and we mixed some things up,’ Marrone said. ‘We were going to match them underneath and play with some coverage behind it. I think that Coach Shafer and some of the players did a good job.’ Perhaps the best statistic reflective of that job was the lockdown on Binns. After last season’s game, during which he found the end zone twice in the Bearcats’ 28-7 win over the Orange in the Carrier Dome, Binns touched the ball just three times Saturday. Those are numbers Shafer and SU linebacker Derrell Smith can live with. ‘We didn’t know who was going to play quarterback all week,’ Smith said. ‘But we came out and made our plays. It didn’t really matter.’ This and that The loss was UC’s worst at Nippert Stadium since a 38-0 loss to WVU on Nov. 9, 2005. … With the loss to SU, Cincinnati lost two straight games after winning 13 in a row in Big East conference play. … SU has kept five of eight opponents scoreless in the second half of games this season. … SU held possession for more than 11 minutes of the first quarter, as opposed to just 3:52 for the Bearcats. … The average starting field position for the Orange in the second quarter was midfield. Published on October 30, 2010 at 12:00 pm Commentslast_img read more

Munster make final prep for Stade Francais clash

first_imgThe Munster squad are continuing their preparations for the Champions Cup clash against Stade Francais in Paris on Saturday. Head coach Anthony Foley is due to name his starting team tomorrow…before the side fly out to the French capital. The province also confirmed that with Stephen Archer continuing his rehabilitation, Uruguayan international Mario Sagario has signed a contract extension that will see him remain with Munster until the end of the season.last_img