120-year-old historic home’s new life


first_imgThe outdoor room is Mr Brice’s favourite space.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:51Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:51 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD576p576p432p432p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. 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 Rate1xFullscreenStarting your hunt for a dream home00:51 The bedrooms are spacious and the original windows have been restored.Purchased by William Brice in 2017, it was the character that attracted him to the home at 10 Lama St, and he had previously renovated a number of Queenslanders. Look at that gorgeous blue.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus13 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market13 hours agoThe planning stage took more than six months, with much back and forth with the Heritage Conservation Department, and the renovation another 12 months. The historic house at 10 Lama St, Chelmer, is for sale.At more than 120-years-old this Queenslander has been given a new lease on life.Named Dalmuir, the property is one of Chelmer’s oldest homesteads and was originally built by the Frew family, of whom Milton’s Frew Park was named. The foyer has an original fireplace.The senses are excited from the moment one steps into the foyer, which has navy and grey Jane Churchill wallpaper, dark polished timber floorboards, a white spiral staircase with intricate black wrought iron balustrades and the original fireplace. The kitchen goes around the corner into a tucked away scullery.The kitchen and bathrooms has Carrara marble benchtops, and colour is injected to the kitchen with blue cabinetry, which leads around the corner to a hidden scullery.The outdoor room is “by far” Mr Brice’s favourite.“It has a lantern ceiling, a fireplace, wine fridges, and I did it knowing in winter I would want to sit out there.”The house is marketed by Adriana Cameron, of Ray White Sherwood-Graceville. The kitchen, living and dining is open-plan.“I’ve lived in the area all my life, I’ve walked past that house so many times and I always wanted to own it,” Mr Brice said.“When I walked in, I could see the grandeur of what had been in the 1890s (and) I went about renovating it, making it a family home again.” How cool is this loft?The floorboards continue throughout the house, and there are VJ walls in some of the living areas and bedrooms. The bathrooms are luxurious.The house is mostly spread across a single level, with the exception of a loft-style rumpus room, and is on a sprawling 971sq m block.last_img read more

Kenyan parliament approves new head of Central Bank


first_imgKenya’s Central bank suspends issuance of new bank licences Kenya’s parliament on Thursday approved the appointment of Patrick Njoroge as governor of the central bank Kenya’s parliament on Thursday approved the appointment of Patrick Njoroge as governor of the central bankKenya officially has a new Central Bank Governor with parliament signing off on the appointment of Patrick Njoroge. The new Governor has quite the task ahead of him however, having to try and stabilize Kenya’s volatile national currency.Kenya’s central bank raised rates last week for the first time since 2011 in response to a weakening currency and rising inflation.Falling agricultural production and terror attacks, effecting tourism, have reduced foreign-revenue inflows into Kenya. Njoroge was nominated by President Uhuru Kenyatta.The new Governor, who has been an adviser to the International Monetary Fund, says the central bank needs to better control inflation, which would help commercial banks lower lending rates and stimulate the economy.Related Tunisia’s central bank head resigns amid pressurecenter_img Liberian President appoints son head of Central Banklast_img read more

Center fosters support for the disabled


first_imgFor a short time in September, Sarah Hinojosa was the center of several Viterbi students’ attention.Sarah Hinojosa, a senior at Blair International Baccalaureate Magnet School in Pasadena, has Down’s syndrome. This year, she was a subject of a disability-themed “capstone project” — a mandatory senior design project that engineering students at USC have to complete before graduation.Inspired · For their capstone project, USC students followed the daily routine of Sarah Hinojosa, a high school senior with Down’s syndrome. – Photo courtesy of Olivia HinojosaThe students were using the project to understand the daily difficulties for people living with disabilities, and will make recommendations to improve their lives.Encouraging disability-oriented research, such as the study of Sarah Hinojosa’s everyday activities, is one of many initiatives currently being undertaken by the University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities to incorporate disability awareness into university-wide instruction.“We try to infuse disability content into courses at USC,” said Barbara Wheeler, associate director of the USC UCEDD. “We do lectures and social work; we co-taught a course on disability for social workers.”The USC UCEDD has two major aims: to provide non-medical treatment and therapy to developmentally disabled community members, which primarily takes place at Childrens Hospital Los Angeles, and to seek out the next generation of disability-related professionals and caretakers.“It’s very important that [college] students … focus on disability,” said Sarah’s mother, Olivia Hinojosa, of her willingness to see her daughter participate in the study.The students followed Sarah Hinojosa for a day, watching her carry out daily activities. At one point, while walking back from the grocery store, Sarah Hinojosa, who is in choir and loves to sing, began to practice for an upcoming performance.Her one-on-one aide, who assists her on a daily basis, had uploaded the lyrics to a song — Michael Jackson’s “Heal the World” — to Sarah Hinojosa’s mobile phone. The USC students were worried that Sarah Hinojosa might have difficulty operating the T-Mobile sidekick, but Sarah appeared to use the phone with ease.“They were able to clarify with Sarah and her one-on-one that she was able to navigate this size of equipment,” Olivia Hinojosa said.She said typically people with developmental disabilities are unable to use small equipment.The center is hoping projects like the Viterbi students’ and other efforts from universities across the nation can help increase knowledge of disabled populations and also inspire possible innovation in the future.“The idea was that if these children were going to be moving into the community — that was the long-term goal — that they would need to have a cadre of professionals who were skilled at working with these children and their families,” said Dr. Marion Taylor Baer, director of the Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities program within the USC UCEDD. “And since they have complex disorders, this needed to be an interdisciplinary team.”Baer’s LEND program readies graduate and post-graduate level students from varied academic backgrounds for positions of leadership in disability-related professions.“Our main purpose is to promote systemic change in our state to help people with developmental disabilities,” Wheeler said.In its efforts to increase the interaction between researchers and people with special needs, the Center is hoping it will be able to spur enough innovation to help improve the everyday lives of people like Sarah Hinojosa.Olivia Hinojosa said its important for students to interact on a personal level with people like her daughter. Only then, she said, can they see what types of technology developmentally disabled people have the most and least trouble operating.“It was just one of those little, opportune moments,” Olivia Hinojosa said. “Who would’ve thought they were going to stop and practice to sing, and that they would see her navigate on this small phone?”last_img read more

Bailey: Slumping Syracuse will need to defy history to make NCAA Tournament run


first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on March 17, 2014 at 12:24 am GREENSBORO, N.C. — Trevor Cooney hunched forward on his stool, answering each question more quietly than the last. Behind him, B.J. Johnson hid in his locker, towel draped over his head as teammates slowly walked by to check who was under it.The “3 2 1” posters that hung between each locker, representing the victories needed to win the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament, were left unmarked.The scene played on for about 20 minutes after Syracuse was upset by North Carolina State in the quarterfinals Friday — the low point for a team that only weeks ago was riding the best start in program history.But head coach Jim Boeheim took a different stance. The same one he has through the Orange’s 2-5 slide leading into the NCAA Tournament.“I’m not concerned about our team,” Boeheim said. “I think we played well all year. I think we struggle shooting it. I think that’s pretty well documented. But in spite of that, we won 27 games.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“And I believe that we’ll be a very good Tournament team.”No. 3-seed Syracuse (27-5, 14-4 ACC) will begin its NCAA Tournament against No. 14-seed Western Michigan (23-9, 14-4 Mid-American) in Buffalo on Thursday at approximately 2:45 p.m. Disastrous finish considered, the Orange still won more games than 95.4 percent of Division-I teams. Its zone defense is still one of the most effective in the country and its lineup still boasts two potential NBA Draft lottery picks in Tyler Ennis and Jerami Grant.But does that make it a team fit to make a deep run in the Big Dance?Some argue experience and guard play makes an elite contender in March (the Orange has that). Others push for defense and rebounding (those come and go for SU). Others still emphasize late-game efficiency (what is that again?).But if history tells us anything, momentum is the most important factor.No team to lose its first conference tournament game has ever won the NCAA Tournament. And no team to even make the Final Four in the last five years has entered the tournament slumping this poorly.“On any given night, we could lose to any team,” SU point guard Tyler Ennis said, “but we could also beat any team. We’ve just got to get our confidence back.”Offensively, the Orange has turned from a balanced and powerful unit to a group of players running very predictable sets.The double-baseline screens that used to free Cooney aren’t connecting on defenders. The isolation plays that C.J. Fair relied on to burn defenders earlier in the season are leading to air balls and turnovers. And the post moves Rakeem Christmas flashed at times through the year have disappeared.In the team’s first 25 games, it shot 45.4 percent from the field. In its last seven, it’s shot 38.2 percent. And its leading scorer, Fair, has shot just 36 percent in the team’s five losses. He shot 3-of-16, making just one non-dunk, in SU’s loss to the Wolfpack.“Every game I take the normal shots I usually take,” Fair said. “And today was one of those nights where I couldn’t really get going.”To make the Final Four run that Fair targeted last week, the Orange can’t afford another dud from its star senior.Especially because while SU is backing into the Big Dance, its regional foes are not. No. 6-seed and potential Round of 32 opponent Ohio State won three straight before nearly upsetting Michigan in the Big 10 tournament. No. 2-seed Kansas could be getting Joel Embiid back for the Sweet 16. And No. 1-seed Florida and No. 4-seed UCLA, the likely Elite Eight matchup, are coming off conference tournament championships.“The season’s not over,” SU guard Michael Gbinije said, “and that’s something that us as players realized and coach just said. We have more games ahead of us.”The Orange has all the pieces to turn it around. The same players that went 25-0 are still here and healthy for the most part.But right now Syracuse is not a good Tournament team. And unless something changes, the season could be over as soon as this weekend.Stephen Bailey is the sports editor at The Daily Orange, where his column appears occasionally. He can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter at @Stephen_Bailey1 Commentslast_img read more

WBKB visits Sanborn Elementary for mystery reader program


first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisOSSINEKE, Mich —WBKB is always looking for ways to give back to their community. Today, personnel from the station continued on its journey to help the school promote literacy by attending the school’s mystery reader program.Students who completed 16 days of at home reading were treated to a mystery reader luncheon to celebrate their accomplishments. WBKB had the pleasure of sending the school’s first reading guests to help the students get in the holiday spirit, and discuss careers in media. Lauren Mixon and Joe Rybarczyk read “How to Catch a Turkey” and “A Plump and Perky Turkey” to third, and first graders respectively.The students also had the opportunity to learn about journalism, including writing, editing, and videography. One third grader even interviewed his grandfather, a retired newspaper publisher.Students who meet this month’s reading goal will get to hear the next mystery reader in December.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: Career, Joe, journalism, Lauren, mystery reader, Reading, Sanborn, StudentsContinue ReadingPrevious Police offer tips to reduce winter accidents after seeing spike in crashesNext Pop up pantry to visit Alpena just in time for Thanksgivinglast_img read more

How do you consume football?


first_imgInstagram Frequently SV Werder Breman 1. Which platforms do you follow football on? Social media 13. Which football brands do you associate Volkswagen with? Fiat YouTube Luxembourg international team 2. Which platforms do you spend most of your time on? Finnish international team Skip survey header In a group in a bar or restaurant with family and/or friends YouTube Sports news website Not at all 3. How frequently do you use these platforms? Sports news websites Somewhat Frequently Peugoet Volkswagen Twitter 4. Which platform do you watch most video content? YouTube Sports news websites Strongly Not at all YouTube Ford I travel to the host country for a specific match Other (please state) Please enter an ‘other’ value for this selection. Somewhat infrequently US international team Space Cell FrequentlySomewhat infrequentlyNot at all Not at all Not at all Print media Strongly Nissan Somewhat Social media Citroen I watch until my team gets knocked out Not at all I watch the Final Not at all Other (please state) Please enter an ‘other’ value for this selection. 5. Which platform do you share most on? Snapchat Frequently Peugeot Instagram Facebook Instagram 12. How strongly do you associate these brands with football? Strongly Frequently Twitter Not at all I watch alone Other (please state) Please enter an ‘other’ value for this selection. German international team RB Leipzig At home with family and/or friends Snapchat 7. How do you watch domestic football? Somewhat VW EN Survey Sports news websites Not at all Not at all Volkswagen center_img 6. Which platform do you engage with (comment/like) the most? Not at all Twitter Facebook I watch in a bar or restaurant with family or friends 8. How do you follow domestic football? 10. How many matches do you watch during international competitions? Space Cell Not at allSomewhatStrongly 14. Which of these mobility brands would you consider buying? Swiss international team Strongly Other (please state) Please enter an ‘other’ value for this selection. I watch the knock out stages At the stadium Not at all Somewhat infrequently Facebook Somewhat infrequently Strongly 9. How do you watch international competitions? Strongly Not at all Ford Print media Somewhat Snapchat Facebook YouTube TV/Radio Not at all Hyundai Frequently Somewhat infrequently Take this survey to give us your thoughts on how you consume your football fix on a daily basis. Let us know in the short survey below: Instagram Facebook Twitch Somewhat infrequently Citroen TV/Radio VfL Wolfsburg Not at all Vimeo Strongly Somewhat Instagram Fiat Sports news website 11. How do you follow international football? Twitter Somewhat Hyundai French international team Frequently Somewhat I travel and tour the host country Twitter Somewhat Strongly Twitch Kia At home alone I watch as many as I can Hannover 96 YouTube Kia Somewhat infrequently I watch at home with family or friends Facebook 0% SurveyGizmo is trusted by tens of thousands of brands around the world. Please take my survey nowlast_img read more