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Forbidden Broadway Comes Out Swinging! Will Shutter Off-Broadway

first_imgForbidden Broadway Comes Out Swinging! will play its final performance on July 20 at the Davenport Theatre. The comedy revue from Gerard Alessandrini began off-Broadway on March 17 and opened officially on May 4. Related Shows The new edition of the show, which is directed by Phillip George and Alessandrini with musical direction by David Caldwell, lampoons Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Kinky Boots, Matilda, Rocky, Cabaret, Aladdin, Pippin, Les Miserables, Motown, The Sound of Music Live! and Bullets Over Broadway among others. The current cast features Carter Calvert, Scott Richard Foster, Mia Gentile and Marcus Stevens. Show Closed This production ended its run on July 20, 2014 Alessandrini revealed in a statement plans to bring back the long-running New York staple eventually, saying, “We’ve had a great five months this year, and will take a break, and come back with the new edition when there are new shows and stars to spoof!”center_img As previously reported, Forbidden Broadway is currently playing London’s Menier Chocolate Factory, where it will open officially on July 2. A limited engagement is also planned for Feinstein’s in San Francisco from July 10 through July 27. Forbidden Broadway Comes Out Swinging! View Commentslast_img read more

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07 Harvest robbers

first_imgVolume XXXINumber 1Page 7 Alliaceae (chives, garlic, leeks and onions).Apiaceae (carrots).Asteraceae (lettuce).Brassicaceae (broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage,cauliflower, collards, mustard, radishes, rutabagas andturnips).Chenopodiaceae (spinach).Cucurbitaceae (cantaloupes, cucumbers, honeydew melons,pumpkins, squash and watermelons).Fabaceae (all beans, English peas and Southern peas).Malvaceae (okra).Poaceae (corn).Solanaceae (eggplant, peppers, potatoes and tomatoes). By Brad HaireUniversity of GeorgiaWilts, leaf spots, blights and fruit rots all want to destroyvegetables before they can be harvested. But home gardeners cando a few things to keep these diseases away and help ensure abountiful harvest. “Most vegetables are susceptible to a number of diseases,” saidDavid Langston, a Cooperative Extension vegetable plantpathologist with the University of Georgia College ofAgricultural and Environmental Sciences.Plant diseases are caused by four main types of organisms: fungi,bacteria, nematodes and viruses.Vegetable plants are more susceptible to diseases caused by fungiand bacteria when conditions are wet and warm. Scout your gardenregularly.What to look forWhen the garden is dry, nematode damage is more evident. You cantest your soil for nematodes by submitting a sample through yourcounty UGA Extension office.Viral diseases can show up at any time, Langston said.Many plant diseases can be on or within the seeds. “Seeds shouldnot be saved from year to year,” he said. “This is important toprevent a number of diseases.”Buy seeds from a reputable dealer. You can’t distinguish healthyseeds from diseased seeds. Make sure you follow directions onwhen and how to plant them.Planting disease-resistant varieties are best way to controlvegetable diseases. Buy resistant varieties when you can.Resistance traits are usually listed in seed catalogs and inplant stores.Lots of sunDon’t plant your garden near or beneath trees. The shade willreduce the drying of plant foliage after rain and increase thechances of diseases. Besides, vegetables like a lot of sunlight,and the trees will compete for vital nutrients.Crop rotation is important. If you keep planting the samevegetables in the same spot year after year, you’re asking forsoil-borne disease problems.Grow the same or closely related vegetable plants in the samesoil only once every three to five years, Langston said. Thispractice starves out most pathogens that cause stem and leafdiseases.What to rotateVegetable families include: More tips”Trap crops” can reduce viral diseases carried by small insects.Plant a few rows of a crop like rye or corn around your maingarden. This will tempt insects to feed there first, reducing therisk of diseases some small insects are known to carry.When you water the garden, don’t splash soil onto plant foliage.If possible, run the water between the rows. Use a mulch layer ofstraw, bark, shredded paper or plastic to keep the soil fromsplashing onto plants and keep fruits from touching bare ground.If you use tobacco, wash your hands thoroughly before handlingplants. This will prevent the spread of tobacco mosaic virus,which can infect many kinds of vegetables, particularly tomatoesand peppers.After harvest, remove and destroy all plants from the garden andsanitize your garden equipment. This will reduce theoverwintering of disease-causing organisms.Most important, use proper cultural practices to keep your plantshealthy. “Healthy plants don’t get diseases as easily as weakones,” Langston said. “Healthy plants are the best controlagainst plant diseases.”(Brad Haire is a news editor with the University of GeorgiaCollege of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.)last_img read more

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Bill would require PDs to represent abused children

first_imgBill would require PDs to represent abused children Associate EditorSince public defenders already represent children charged with crimes, why not give them the job of representing abused and neglected children, too?That was the scaled-back proposed committee substitute (SB 686) that passed out of the Senate Judiciary Committee by a 6-to-4 vote on January 23.Just don’t make us handle dependency cases on top of delinquency cases without adequate funding was the plea from Sixth Circuit Public Defender Bob Dillinger, legislative chair of the Florida Public Defenders Association.“Our fear is the fiscal shortcomings,” Dillinger told the News before the meeting got underway.“We do Baker Acts; they just stuck that on us. We never got any compensation for that or any workload money. They gave us Jimmy Ryce (the law passed in 1998 that calls for involuntary civil commitment for sexually violent predators beyond their prison sentences), and they gave us one position. It’s an awesome workforce issue. If adequately funded, most people would want to do it. Our fear is that rarely happens.”The fears articulated by Sen. Skip Campbell, D-Tamarac, were the hidden cost of hiring conflict attorneys when a child’s abuser needs a public defender in criminal court, as well as the possibility that the public defenders would get an additional $14 million and not necessarily spend it on the representation of children.“I’m concerned with conflicts, I’m concerned with spending money not to the benefit of children, and I’m concerned that we have people solely dedicated to make sure these kids are protected,” Campbell said, as Dillinger stood at the podium.“I’m not saying you guys wouldn’t do it. Don’t misinterpret what I’m saying. I’m saying the potential is there.”Campbell was pushing for something closer to the original vision that sprang from an interim project of the Senate Judiciary Committee that called for creating a new Office of Public Advocacy, a central oversight agency that would consolidate current resources of the state’s 21 guardian ad litem offices, the delinquency matters currently handled by the public defenders, and provide the additional representation of children in rancourous divorce and custody matters in family court.“If we (create an Office of Public Advocacy), we’re saying, ‘This is your sole responsibility, this is your sole duty’ — that is to make sure kids are protected in this very, very hostile environment in a courtroom where people’s rights are being determined by a judge, based on how the case is presented,” Campbell said.“I’ve seen it. When they’ve got someone there who knows what they’re doing, people’s rights are better protected. If you don’t, they’re not.”Dillinger responded: “My concern with another bureaucracy is that if 40 or 50 percent of our children are delinquent and dependent, you’re giving them two lawyers, instead of one. You give them two offices, and that’s what we have right now. DCF (Department of Children and Families) and DJJ (Department of Juvenile Justice) are not the most communicative bureaucracies, and we’re stuck in the middle trying to get DCF to do something, and they want DJJ to do it. DJJ wants DCF to do it. And we want to be able to litigate it and say: ‘This child needs help, and we want that child to get help. And if you’re not going to do it, we’re going to go into court and make you.’”As for not using additional dollars as intended, Dillinger said: “I just can’t imagine that any office would sacrifice children to give somebody else a pay raise in another position in their office.”This latest Senate Judiciary Committee’s proposal (that goes next to the Senate Children and Families Committee), is much more narrowly focused than the original concept spelled out in a 47-page report released in November. But after several senators voiced concern about creating a new bureaucracy in times of a severe budget crunch, Sen. Locke Burt, R-Ormond Beach, the chair of the committee, asked staff to narrow the focus of additional representation to dependency cases and come up with the pros and cons of four proposals:• Create an Office of Public Advocacy in the Justice Administrative Commission, at an estimated cost of $14.1 million. Advantages: There would be consistency of representation throughout the state, and no conflicts with representation in other types of cases. Disadvantages: There would be no direct line of supervision for the director, and it would need a state-level staff. (Campbell supported this option.)• Leave the Guardian ad Litem program in the courts as it is currently, at an estimated cost of $13.7 million. Advantages: It would not require transferring or eliminating any employees, and there would be minimal disruption of the current system. Disadvantages: The courts do not consider this an essential function, and there is a potential conflict with the courts because often judges supervise one of the litigants in the case before the court. (Sen. Ron Silver, D-N. Miami, and Sen. Stephen Wise, R-Jacksonville, supported this option.)• Move representation of children in dependency proceedings to the public defender offices, at an estimated cost of $12.6 million. Advantages: The representation would be placed in a legal office at the local level, and there would be a local elected official in each circuit used to dealing with the local court system. Disadvantages: The public defender may be required to conflict out on cases because it could not represent several family members in both criminal and dependency proceedings, and it would lack statewide consistency. (Senators Rudy Garcia, R-Hialeah; Durrell Peaden, R-Crestview; Jim Sebesta, R-St. Petersburg; Alex Villalobos, R-Miami; Buddy Dyer, D-Orlando; and Burt supported this option.)• Move representation of children to the Department of Legal Affairs to be privatized, at a cost of $14 million. Advantages: Statewide consistency could be achieved through contracts from a single stage agency, under the supervision of a statewide elected official. Contracts could be terminated if deemed ineffective, and services could be cheaper. Disadvantages: Current employees providing services would be terminated, contracts may cost more, and there could be a possible conflict between the Department of Legal Affairs that currently represents DCF in Hillsborough, Manatee, and Broward Counties.“Let me tell you that in terms of costs of each of these alternatives, there’s not much difference,” Burt said.“The reason is the following: Our staff has estimated that for every 100 dependency cases that we provide representation, we’re going to need 2.5 case coordinators, one attorney and 7/8 of a senior secretary. We are projecting that that staff level will be required no matter where we put the representation.“And right now, we have 7,000 (dependency) cases that are being handled. We have about 6,000 cases that are unrepresented. So the number you see is full funding to do the 7,000 cases we’re doing now, adding 44 attorneys to handle the 7,000 cases that we’re doing, and then picking up the approximately 6,000 dependency cases where we’re not representing children.”When all was said and done, it was the Senate Judiciary Committee’s chief goal to make sure more children would receive representation than ever before that heartened 11th Circuit Chief Assistant Public Defender Carlos Martinez, who serves as chair of the representation subcommittee of The Florida Bar Commission on the Legal Needs of Children.“The action the Senate Judiciary Committee took goes a long way to implement the most significant recommendations of the Bar’s commission,” Martinez said. “This goes a long way. And we’re very hopeful that if this follows with what the public defenders recommend — which is adequate funding, that in fact you will not get an unfunded mandate — then kids will be represented in additional hearings in which they are not currently represented.”The Bar commission recommends representation of children in broader areas than just delinquency and dependency, though.“We’re disappointed by that, but we’re also realistic in that this is a first step, and it’s a huge first step. Because it actually doubles the current funding that is going to be spent on representation in dependency.”Martinez predicted the reaction of his fellow public defenders will be mixed.“On the one hand, the major problem you’re going to have with the public defenders is that, unfortunately, once it gets down to the point of what money has to be appropriated to do this function, the fear is that it will not be appropriated. And all of a sudden, we will have not only delinquency, but we’ll also have dependency with the same amount. And that can only hurt children.” Bill would require PDs to represent abused children February 15, 2002 Jan Pudlow Associate Editor Regular Newslast_img read more

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A shift in approach that actually results in… well, results

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr In an era of rapid change and marketplace disruption, we’re all challenged to help our customers/members identify and address a host of evolving needs. Realizing traditional methods – known as a waterfall approach – were not helping us reach our goals at a necessary pace, we shifted our thinking to an agile approach.Now, a waterfall approach consists of building requirements, designing solutions, releasing to the marketing and then getting feedback from customers. In a nutshell, you focus on figuring out exactly what you want in the beginning and you don’t tell anyone about it or use the solution until it’s done and ready for implementation. By that time, you might be headed in the wrong direction, and because it’s a waterfall, there’s no way to go back up to one of the previous steps in the process, without adding time, cost or risk.Agile on the other hand is about gathering customer insights, building solutions and verifying with customers along the way. Then, releasing the minimum amount necessary to serve your customers’ needs. You build upon the minimum viable solution over time to get to your end state – consistently co-creating with your customers along the way. Through continuous learning, you mitigate your risk of building something your customers don’t want or need. continue reading »last_img read more

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When “small” things make a difference

first_imgWe never take photos again, and we never have fewer photos Thus, thanks to the power of Instagram, many smaller destinations due to the large influx of tourists have major problems in the context of overtourism. Just recently, the Austrian village of Hallstatt, which was declared the “best Instagram city in the world”, reacted with a request that tourists no longer visit them. “There are a lot of glass rocks in the hotel that reveal different scenes of Rovinj. Instead of applying graphics and logos that serve to warn of the glass surface, verbal and auditory associations are printed here that unobtrusively enter the frame with a view of the city. ”  stated in the Bruketa & Žinić & Gray agency. Each name of the bar, restaurant and part of the interior hides a story whose main protagonists are travelers, sailors, saints, factory workers or characters from the novel, associated with that place. Stories or fragments of them can be found in various places in the hotel, from the room and the travel diary, through the introductory pages of the menus and wine lists, all the way to the markings on the glass. When was the last time you took a photo? Family or from a trip? or better yet when you looked at the photos you took, especially the ones back a couple of years ago? Inspired by this idea, the team of the Bruketa & Žinić & Gray agency created a visual identity based on the guest’s interaction with the destination. And that’s where some great details, in my opinion, small but big things that make a difference are hidden. THE POWER OF PHOTOGRAPHY IN TOURISM Grand Park Hotel Rovinj is the most luxurious hotel in Croatia, as well as the largest individual tourist investment of the Adris Group, and just recently it deservedly became part of one of the world’s largest organizations in luxury hospitality, The Leading Hotels of the World (LHW). But before the story from the Grand Park Hotel Rovinj, let’s spice up the whole story a bit. The power of photography has always been impressive, both before and today. Even in the digital world, thanks to social media, and especially Instagram back a couple of years. Even a great photo on social media can be a motive for the younger population to come. Only that they too can fill their Instagram wall with the same photo and get thousands of likes. The power of photography and social media As they point out from the Bruketa & Žinić & Gray agency, the next architectural idea of ​​the hotel and its entire branding is discreet and visible only where it is necessary, such as the main entrance. “Instead, communication is carried by a verbal identity made up of local stories and legends that have also served as inspiration in naming individual hotel segments: Viva Eufemia, Laurel & Berry, Cap Aurea, Cissa, Bitinada, Primi Terreni ” Today, thanks to the fact that we all have a great camera (cell phone) in our pocket, which is ready always and now to shoot a good photo, the need or way of life to share photos on social networks, we photograph more than ever in human history, but unfortunately we never have “less ” Photography. And when the story is constantly repeated and returned from the subconscious, the power of photography and free marketing is even stronger. The same goes for an authentic and original souvenir. And the proof of that thesis is best shown in the photo below. As they point out from the Bruketa & Žinić & Gray agency in today’s digitalized world, physical memory means something again and is in a way exclusive. “ANDdentity is thus in the function of a catalyst, conveys stories about Rovinj, and inspires the guest to introspection and record their own stories and experiences” Remember, remember, remember… In addition, Grand Park Hotel Rovinj is in many ways special and attracts attention. In this story, we will focus on visual identity and communication, ie small details, celebrating human creativity, which impresses me day by day. Local story – the importance of authenticity Unfortunately, we have thousands of photos trapped in our cell phones or hard drive as well backup, which we rarely or never watch. We don’t have time or we don’t have the habit of taking photos anymore, which is logically in line with the times we live in. But just the other day due to renovations I was cleaning the attic and old closets where I found old dusty photo albums. It is not enough to say that the old pictures aroused strong and powerful emotions, but it is also a pity that today I have no more photos, real, ie made photos. The city even closed the roads in an attempt to deter tourists, but without any luck. Mayor Alexander Scheutz said Hallstatt is an important work of cultural history, not a museum, and that they want to reduce the number of tourists by at least a third, but that they do not and do not know how. A topic we can write a book about, but let’s move on….center_img Although we like to think that we are conscious and rational beings, we make 50-90% of decisions on a subconscious and emotional level. – points out Dalibor Šumiga, a behavioral marketing specialist from the company PromoSapiens. Anyway, the little things work and make a difference, and so do these examples like the Polaroid camera, the power of photography, and the famous word remember that keeps creeping into my head. But, as logical, natural and simple as they may seem, this is the genius of the same, and behind them are hours and hours of creative thinking. Authenticity cannot be copied, it is unique and it is authenticity that creates a comparative advantage over all others. That is why authenticity is the main essence in tourism. As in the tourist product, promotion, design, architecture and visual communication. PS Not so long ago, a photo aroused my desire and motive for coming to one of our tourist destinations – Rovinj. How and why read in the attachment. Photo as a regular visitor to Rovinj and the Grand Park Hotel Rovinj Namely, it is a UNESCO site since 1977, and as it says The Sun , supposedly that place was the inspiration for the Disney movie Frozen. The town has a population of 780, according to Deutsche Welle, and last year this small destination was visited by 1 million tourists from China alone. This is how the mentioned creatives came up with the idea to make Grand Park Hotel Rovinj for their client diary which together with Polaroid camera gets each guest to be motivated to record their experiences of Rovinj. What is the connection between the photo and the Grand Park Hotel Rovinj? Excellent positioning and visual that can certainly become a potential trigger in the brain whenever a hotel guest sees or reads the word remember, to remember Rovinj, ie the Grand Park Hotel. And that is the greatest power in branding. We are free to put this message in the category of subconscious advertising. In the world of marketing, it has long been a well-known fact that our subconscious mind listens, sees and receives information without us even being aware of it. As I mentioned above, the power of photography, imagine the power of that photography as a constant reminder of the destination and “that” moment, when it is in the living room. Apart from the fact that every day, I emphasize every day, reminds guests of an unforgettable experience, so photography is also the subject of discussion of every guest who comes to your home. Because surely like every guest when they see that photo they will either ask the host about it or they will spontaneously attract attention and initiate interaction. PHOTOGRAPHY AS A MOTIVATION FOR COMING TO A TOURIST DESTINATION Photo: Bruketa & Žinić & Gray Agency Thus, one small village in Austria has six times more tourists per capita than Venice. And all because of the need to take a selfie from this popular Instagram destination. If it was not published on Facebook or Instagram, as if it did not happen – it is a well-known folk proverb in the modern digital age in which we live. One of the specifics of the hotel is certainly the unique view of the city visible from almost all rooms, and the view from the hotel to the old town of Rovinj is the most photographed photo of the hotel. It was with this idea and emotion that Bruketa & Žinić & Gray were guided. Attachment: Just as it was pointed out, today physical photography has become an exclusivity. Funny, but so be it. And if one of the photos taken with a Polaroid camera from the Grand Park Hotel Rovinj ends up in a frame somewhere in the living room or refrigerator, the photo gets a new factor – free marketing and strong positioning on a conscious and unconscious level. Powerful, isn’t it? It is also about strong positioning, both on a conscious and unconscious level. last_img read more

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Tax Administration: 30% less invoices issued

first_imgFor all activities in the period from 24.02.-19.07.2020. in relation to the period from 23.02.- 19.07.2019. it’s visible 30% reduction in the number of accounts, i 19% invoice reduction, are new data published by the Tax Administration, which relate to the analysis of data from the fiscalization system for the days 24.02.2020. to 19.07.2020. and for the period from February 23.02.2019, 19.07.2019. to XNUMX/XNUMX/XNUMX years Source: Tax Administration In the activity G-Wholesale and retail trade, repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles is visible 23% reduction in the number of accounts, i a 11% reduction in the invoice amount. Comparing the period from 13.07. to 19.07.2020/2019/XNUMX compared to the same period in XNUMX, it can be seen that it was achieved for all activities 23% reduction in the number of accounts, i 18% invoice amount reduction. In the activity G – Wholesale and retail trade, repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles is visible 19% account reduction, the a 9% reduction in the invoice amount. center_img In activity I – the provision of accommodation and food preparation and serving is visible 30% account reduction, and the invoice amount of 39%. In activity I – providing accommodation and food preparation and serving is visible 48% reduction in the number of accounts and 57% in the account amount.last_img read more

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David Luiz signs new two-year contract with Chelsea

first_imgDavid Luiz signed his two-year deal with Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia (Getty Images)‘I love this club and I still have the ambition of a young player.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘It means a lot to reach another European final, and we still have the opportunity to finish in the top three of the Premier League this season and I will continue to try to do my best to help the team.’More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityChelsea director Marina Granovskaia said: ‘We are delighted David Luiz will be staying with the club.‘He has set the perfect example to those around him throughout the campaign and been a huge influence on and off the pitch.‘With the Europa League final still to come, we hope to finish off the season with silverware and David will be central to that success in Baku and beyond.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Advertisement David Luiz has committed to a new contract with Chelsea (BPI/REX)David Luiz has signed a new two-year contract with Chelsea to keep him at Stamford Bridge until 2021.The 32-year-old’s deal was due to expire at the end of the season but he has now extended his stay.The Brazilian has played a key role in Maurizio Sarri’s side this season having made 47 appearances in all competitions so far.And he now has the chance to finish the campaign with some silverware as Chelsea face Arsenal in the Europa League final on May 29.ADVERTISEMENT‘I am so happy to be here and to have this opportunity to stay,’ said Luiz. David Luiz signs new two-year contract with Chelsea Metro Sport ReporterFriday 10 May 2019 7:00 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link30Shares Comment Advertisementlast_img read more

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Governor Wolf Announces Funding for Energy Efficiency and Facility Upgrades at Riverside School District

first_img August 10, 2018 Governor Wolf Announces Funding for Energy Efficiency and Facility Upgrades at Riverside School District Education,  Efficiency,  Energy,  Infrastructure,  Innovation,  Press Release,  Schools That Teach Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced new funding for the Riverside School District in Lackawanna County for significant energy efficiency and facility upgrades to several buildings within the district.“Investing in our schools to provide a good education for our children in safe and secure classrooms is one of my top priorities,” said Governor Wolf. “This project will help the Riverside School District to make safety improvements, while expanding the use of energy efficient equipment that will help to reduce costs to taxpayers.”Riverside School District was approved for a $500,000 grant for lighting upgrades, building envelope improvements, and HVAC improvements at the elementary school. Additionally, a new front entrance will be designed and built for the high school and new energy-efficient lights will be added at the all-purpose football field to improve lighting conditions.“The approval of this grant by Governor Wolf comes at a great time for Riverside School District officials who will be able to leverage the money for long-term cost savings through overall facility improvements,” said state Rep. Sid Michaels Kavulich, D-Lackawanna. “This will benefit students, teachers and most importantly local taxpayers.”In addition to lowering energy consumption and costs to Riverside School District taxpayers, the project will also address safety concerns with improved lighting fixtures and sidewalks at school facilities.Supported through the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) program, funding will support critical expansion projects, some of which will provide opportunities for additional economic development.center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

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Renovation takes advantage of solid structure and captures the views

first_imgThe renovation of this waterfront home has opened it up to the view.A CONTEMPORARY renovation has combined glass, bamboo and polished porcelain to give a waterfront Hollywell home the ultimate facelift.Serial renovator Steve Bateson, who says he has refurbished more than 50 properties, knew the project was a winner when he spotted 10 Van Diemen Place last year.“I used to be a painter, plaster and tiler before I got into developing and renovating run down homes in Melbourne,” Mr Bateson said. “My friend bought this home 11 months ago because we wanted to create something amazing.“It was an absolute shambles, but the structure had solid engineering and the walls were strong.”The five-bedroom home which once featured 80s style Roman blinds and columns now captures Broadwater views from the floor-to-ceiling windows across the whole top level of the house. More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North11 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day agoThe five-bedroom home has plenty of room.“The house had a lot of going for it,” Mr Bateson said. “The flow and design is great, we just needed to take advantage of the views in the renovation.“The property has mature palm trees which create a nice tropical paradise.“My favourite part is the bamboo flooring, it is scratch proof.” Inside, the kitchen has a stylish pedant lighting which is paired with matt black tapware. The property includes a swimming pool and sheltered mooring. It will go to auction on February 28, 2017, at 5.30pm. Organise inspections through George Bobolas, Ray White, Sovereign Islands.last_img read more

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Massive price for Noosa mansion linked to former government minister Gordon Nuttall

first_imgThe view from the living and dining area.Features of the property include a 20m water frontage, infinity edge pool, private jetty and three-bay garage.Noosa’s prestige property sector was awash with buyers waiting in the wings for top end homes to hit the market. Records show the vendor, Harold Shand, bought the property in 2005 for $6.46 million.In 2011, Mr Shand made headlines when he was sentenced to 15 months in jail for corruptly paying $60,000 to the then Queensland Government minister, Mr Nuttall. The property has soaring ceilings and huge glass panels to take in the view.Mr Reed said it was only a matter of time before the $18 million achieved last year in a record sale for a home in the Sunshine Coast region was eclipsed.“There are better properties that would exceed that result, but have just not been offered to the market,” he said. ‘Showpiece’ trophy home sells in multimillion-dollar deal This property at 54 Noosa Pde, Noosa Heads, has sold for $7.1m.Selling agent Adrian Reed of Reed & Co Estate Agents said the five-bedroom, five-bathroom house at 54 Noosa Parade sold in a cash unconditional deal to a Brisbane family, who planned to use it as a holiday home. MORE: Coast’s first penthouse sells at auction Mega mansion is all class Harold Shand arriving at court in 2011 when he was sentenced to jail for corruption. Picture: Phil Norrish.A WATERFRONT mansion owned by a former Brisbane lawyer who bribed disgraced ex-government minister Gordon Nuttall has sold for $7.1 million.The 20-year-old property has not been touched since it was built in 1997, but its dress-circle position in one of Noosa’s most sought-after streets attracted buyers from all over the world. Former Queensland Government Minister Gordon Nuttall leaving court in 2017. Photo: Phil Norrish.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 The Courier-Mail reported last year that the former lawyer had lost a bid to keep his name on the solicitors’ roll.Mr Reed said the property was in need of a “significant renovation”, but was in a “marquis position” and could easily be updated. The property has a sun lounge overlooking the Noosa River.“There’s a backlog of buyers for these positions, and many with the capacity to pay more than $7 million,” Mr Reed said.“A lot of buyers we’re dealing with are either self-funded retirees, commercially capable or expats.” The property has an infinity edge pool and private jetty.“Out of all of the stock we have listed currently, it’s been our most sought-after piece of property with multiple contracts,” Mr Reed said.He said the home had attracted international interest, but most inquiries had come from prospective Sunshine Coast buyers. This property at 21-23 Webb Rd, Sunshine Beach, set a new record for the Sunshine Coast region when it sold for $18m in 2018.last_img read more

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