HOBOKEN BRIEFS

first_img“Many excited and smiling faces returned to the All Saints community this week,” said second grade head teacher Ronnie Loving. “These first graders look thrilled to be at the ‘big school’ at 707 Washington St. and ready to form new friendships with their classmates.” דMany excited and smiling faces returned to the All Saints community this week,” said second grade head teacher Ronnie Loving. “These first graders look thrilled to be at the ‘big school’ at 707 Washington St. and ready to form new friendships with their classmates.” Hoboken and Stevens professor watching hurricanes Irma and Jose“We are monitoring weather forecasts and will make preparations accordingly,” said Hoboken’s Spokesman Juan Melli, when asked about powerful Hurricane Irma, which has proved fatal in the Caribbean. As of Friday, the storm was forecast to head to the Southern states and west, rather than up the East Coast, but it was still early.“As of this morning [Thursday], the guidance we have received from local meteorologists is that we are unlikely to see direct significant impacts from the hurricane, however there can be some rain by the middle of next week. We’re going to keep a close eye on forecasts and [will] ramp up preparations as warranted.”Hoboken was devastated by Hurricane Sandy in late October of 2012. The “superstorm” flooded the lower half of town, trapped thousands people in their homes, cut power to almost every neighborhood, and left many without heat and water.Dr. Alan Blumberg from Stevens Institute of Technology, who predicted the intensity of Hurricane Sandy a few days before it hit, said there is a low probability of Irma hitting the area because it is traveling over land and will most likely lose strength along the way.“If Irma was going to come, it would come in the next 10 days, but it’s a very low probability as there is a lot of land between Florida and here and when a hurricane goes over land it loses energy,” he explained on Thursday.However he said he is more concerned with Hurricane Jose, which is still out in the Atlantic Ocean and has the potential to veer our way.He added Stevens has a website residents can go to for flood advisories. To find it go to www.stevens.edu/sfas.“We do flood forecasting on a street by street scale in the area, so we will know 96 hours into the future how much water will come into Washington Street or Fourteenth Street, and we make beautiful maps people can go to and see what the impact will be,” said Blumberg.Hoboken is currently working to combat another storm like Sandy through the Rebuild By Design project.The project will prevent flooding using infrastructure like floodwalls, seawalls, and soft landscaping such as berms and levees which could be in the form of parks, rain gardens, bicycle parking, murals, and more.For more information on RBD go to Hudsonreporter.com. center_img The Hoboken Italian Festival runs until Sunday, Sept. 10The Hoboken Italian Festival, underway now along the waterfront, won’t end until Sunday, Sept. 10 and fair weather is predicted for the whole weekend. The festival, which typically takes place on Sinatra Drive near Sinatra Park, has been moved downtown spanning from Pier A Park to about Third Street.The four-day celebration offers musical entertainment, games, food, and fireworks.This year’s festival includes two stages with live entertainment including the annual grape stomp contest and musical performances by Tenor Elio Scaccio, R3 Brothers, Johnny Maggio, Steven Maglio and more.The annual festival celebrates the Feast of the Madona Dei Martiri (Our Lady of the Martyrs) which takes place on Saturday Sept. 10. on Feast day, after a mass at St. Francis Church an 800 lb. statue of the Madonna Dei Martiri is carried through the streets of Hoboken.The festival, a tradition that dates back to over 600 years ago in Molfetta, Italy, has taken place in hoboken for the past 90 years making this their 91st anniversary.For more information on the festival including the procession route and schedule of events go to http://www.hobokenitalianfestival.com/wp2/.Hoboken mayoral candidate Ravi Bhalla and slate file petitionsCouncilman Ravi Bhalla, candidate for Hoboken mayor, and his at-large slate of Councilman Jim Doyle, Emily Jabbour, and John Allen filed 2,796 petition signatures with the Hoboken City Clerk this week. Bhalla filed 1,004 himself.“We engaged voters throughout the city in our petition-gathering effort, using it as an opportunity to have thousands of conversations at residents’ doors and in strategic locations,” said Bhalla in the press release.“Voters were responsive to our plans for fixing our aging infrastructure, comprehensively addressing our flooding problem, holding the line on taxes, and building on the successes of the Zimmer Administration,” he said. “Between now and election day, we will continue, and step-up our active grassroots campaigning, assisted by dedicated volunteers.”Hoboken seeks artists for 35-foot tall muralThe Hoboken Mural Arts Council has announced a call for submissions for a mural project located at 1312 Adams St. with the theme “diversity, inclusion, and community.”The Arts Council, which includes Geri Fallo (Hoboken Cultural Affairs), Albert Barsky (Barsky Gallery), Elizabeth Ndoye (hob’art co-operative gallery), and Justine Uva (Urban Arts), was recently established by Mayor Dawn Zimmer to provide guidance and art expertise for a mural project approved by the Planning Board.The project, which is required by the Planning Board for the property, includes a $25,000 honorarium to the selected artist or arts group as well as paint, supplies, and scaffolding.Three artists will be selected from all the submissions and awarded $500 each to develop a design based on the theme “diversity, inclusion, and community.”The Arts Council, with input from the project developer, will evaluate and select the winning design.The mural will be 155 feet wide by 35 feet tall, starting 20 feet from the ground. The surface of the wall will be made from Kingspan panels in the mural area and finished with a Weather XL modified polyester finish in Imperial white.The artist will be required to paint directly onto the wall from a suspended scaffold system hung from the roof of the building and should have experience painting murals on such a system.The developer will be responsible for prepping and priming the wall, paint, other needed materials, and scaffolding.Interested artists should provide submissions by Sept. 30 through the following link: www.hobokennj.gov/mural. New comedy coming to Mile Square TheatreMile Square Theatre will premiere “The Net Will Appear” by New Jersey playwright Erin Mallon on Sept. 13, starring film, TV, and stage actor Richard Masur.The play is a comedy about an unlikely friendship between feisty 9-year-old Rory and her elderly neighbor Bernard, 75. Bernard, played by Masur, finds quiet solitude on his rooftop until one day his new neighbor, Rory, played by Matilda Lawler, discovers him and demands his attention. She eventually earns his friendship, and the two save each other from their lonely worlds below.“Mile Square Theatre is committed to developing new work, and I fell in love with Erin’s script from the first read,” said MST Artistic Director Chris O’Connor in a press release. “We are excited to give the play its first production. The play depicts a unique friendship; two characters, wildly different, find each other from atop their suburban rooftops and forge a beautiful friendship. We are also thrilled that Richard Masur is available to play the role of Bernard opposite a very talented local actress, 9-year-old Matilda Lawler. Our audiences are in for a real treat.”Performances will take place at 1400 Clinton St. from Sept. 13 through Oct. 8. Shows will be at 8 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays and at 3 p.m. on Sundays. Previews begin Sept. 13 with opening night Sept. 15. Tickets are available at www.milesquaretheatre.org, or by calling (201) 683-7014.Tickets are $30 to $40 and $18 students and seniors.Previews and Wednesday tickets are $15. 2017 PGA Presidents Cup coming to Jersey CityThe PGA’s Presidents Cup is a series of men’s golf matches between a team representing the United States and an International Team representing the rest of the world minus Europe. The tournament comes to Liberty National Golf Club, Jersey City, from Sept. 26 to Oct. 1 this year.The U.S. Presidents Cup Team is comprised of the top-10 U.S. players who earned the most FedExCup points from Sept. 15, 2015, through Sept. 4, 2017, plus two captain’s selections.With the start of competition at the 2017 Presidents Cup less than one month away, the final four players for the event were determined Sept. 6 as International Team Captain Nick Price and U.S. Team Captain Steve Stricker announced their Captains’ Selections.Stricker selected Charley Hoffman and Phil Mickelson. The full team membership is Dustin Johnson, Jordan Spieth, Justin Thomas, Rickie Fowler, Daniel Berger, Brooks Koepka, Kevin Kisner, Patrick Reed, Matt Kuchar, Kevin Chappell, Charley Hoffman, and Phil Mickelson .With a sellout expected for the 2017 Presidents Cup, limited tickets remain, with grounds ticket prices ranging from $50 for Tuesday and Wednesday practice rounds, to $140 for the Sunday Singles Matches. Grounds tickets can be purchased at presidentscup.com.In addition to grounds tickets, a limited number of weekly Captains’ Club packages, an upgraded public ticket offering located on the 9th green with views of both the 9th green and signature par-3 10th hole, are still available, as are Tuesday and Wednesday Practice Round Captains’ Club tickets, at presidentscup.com or via TicketMaster.Travel and upgraded VIP experiences can be purchased including Captains’ Club on competition days at presidentscupexperiences.com.For updates on the Presidents Cup, check presidentscup.com, join us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/thepresidentscup, Twitter and Instagram at @president scup and sign up for the Presidents Cup e-newsletter.Comedy movie starring Nathan Lane, based on local author’s book, comes to NetflixA comedy movie starring Broadway legend (and Jersey City native) Nathan Lane – based on a humorous novel by Hoboken resident (and Reporter editor) Caren Lissner — is now available on Netflix as of Tuesday, Sept. 5. It is also available on Amazon and iTunes.The film, Carrie Pilby, stars Bel Powley as 19-year-old genius who graduates from Harvard three years early and moves to New York City. She’s confused about how to make friends and date. She tries to make sense of life’s hypocrisies, all while meeting an unusual cast of characters and dealing with a past inappropriate relationship with a college professor (Colin O’Donoghue). Her therapist, played by Nathan Lane, is perhaps the only person sharp enough to match wits with her.The book, available new on Amazon, has been translated into Spanish, French, Italian, Malay, and Thai.The film also stars Gabriel Byrne (“The Usual Suspects”, “Miller’s Crossing”), Vanessa Bayer (“Saturday Night Live”), William Moseley, Jason Ritter, and Desmin Borges.Those who want to see it on cable can check their alphabetical list of on-demand movies. The film can also be purchased as a DVD via Amazon, Walmart, Best Buy, or other on-line retailers.It was directed by Susan Johnson (who recently wrapped the film adaptation of Jenny Han’s best-selling novel “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before”).The film premiered a year ago this weekend at the Toronto International Film Festival, then opened in area theaters for a limited run in April.The film earned positive reviews from the Guardian, RogerEbert.com , and the Village Voice.Lissner will be appearing on Saturday, Sept. 23 at the Barnes and Noble in Paramus as part of a teen book festival to discuss the novel, the adaptation process, how to get your work published, and any other matters of interest to attendees.last_img read more

News story: Inspection report published: Inspection of Country of Origin Information, January 2019

first_img Review of the January 2018 Home Office Country Policy and Information Note on Iraq: Perceived collaborators and COI responses Review of the January 2018 Home Office Country Policy and Information Note on Iraq: Internal relocation, civil documentation and returns Review of Home Office Responses to Country of Origin Information Requests on Iraq Zimbabwe Iraq Publishing his report, David Bolt said“In this latest review of the Home Office’s Country of Origin information, which was sent to the Home Secretary on 25 March 2018, the Independent Advisory Group and I looked at the information the Home Office made available to its asylum caseworkers and other decision makers about the country conditions in Burma, Iraq and Zimbabwe.”Burma Inspection of Country of Origin Information, January 2019 The Home Office responses to the Chief Inspector’s reports Review of the November 2018 Home Office Country of Origin Information on Zimbabwe: Opposition to the Government Review of the May 2018 Home Office Country Policy and Information Note on Zimbabwe: Sexual orientation and gender identity Review of Home Office Responses to Country of Origin Information Requests on Zimbabwe “The report details the amendments and additions recommended by the expert reviewers and the Home Office’s responses. Over and above these specific points, I made one general recommendation concerning the way the reports distinguish views or opinions from facts, in order to help those relying on these reports to reach properly informed judgements about what are life-changing decisions. I am pleased that this recommendation has been accepted.” Review of the November 2017 Home Office Country of Origin Information on Burma: Rohingya Review of the March 2017 Home Office Country of Origin Information on Burma: Critics of the Government Review of Home Office Responses to Country of Origin Information Requests on Burmalast_img read more

Healthy dose of religion

first_imgPeople who attended religious services at least once a week were significantly less likely to die from “deaths of despair,” including deaths related to suicide, drug overdose, and alcohol poisoning, according to new research led by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. The study showed that the association between service attendance and lower risk of deaths from despair was somewhat stronger for women than for men.“Despair is something that can confront anyone dealing with severe difficulties or loss. While the term ‘deaths of despair’ was originally coined in the context of working class Americans struggling with unemployment, it is a phenomenon that is relevant more broadly, such as to the health care professionals in our study who may be struggling with excessive demands and burnout, or to anyone facing loss. As such, we need to look for important community resources that can protect against it,” said Tyler VanderWeele, John L. Loeb and Frances Lehman Loeb Professor of Epidemiology at Harvard Chan School. VanderWeele is also director of the Human Flourishing Program and co-director of the Initiative on Health, Religion and Spirituality at Harvard University.The study was published online today in JAMA Psychiatry.Religion may be a social determinant of health, and previous research has shown that attending religious services may be associated with a lower risk of various factors related to despair, including heavy drinking, substance misuse, and suicidality.For this study, researchers analyzed data from the Nurses’ Health Study II on 66,492 women as well as data from the Health Professionals Follow-Up Study on 43,141 men. Among the women, there were 75 deaths from despair: 43 suicides, 20 deaths from poisoning, and 12 deaths from liver disease and cirrhosis. Among the men there were 306 deaths from despair: 197 suicides, 6 deaths from poisoning, and 103 deaths from liver diseases and cirrhosis. The study showed that women who attended services at least once per week had a 68 percent lower risk of death from despair compared to those never attending services. After adjusting for numerous variables, the study showed that women who attended services at least once per week had a 68 percent lower risk of death from despair compared to those never attending services. Men who attended services at least once per week had a 33 percent lower risk of death from despair.The study authors noted that religious participation may serve as an important antidote to despair and an asset for sustaining a sense of hope and meaning. They also wrote that religion may be associated with strengthened psychosocial resilience by fostering a sense of peace and positive outlook, and promoting social connectedness.“These results are perhaps especially striking amidst the present COVID-19 pandemic,” said Ying Chen, research associate and data scientist at the Human Flourishing Program at Harvard’s Institute for Quantitative Social Science, and first author of the paper. “They are striking in part because clinicians are facing such extreme work demands and difficult conditions, and in part because many religious services have been suspended. We need to think what might be done to extend help to those at risk for despair.”Other authors from Harvard Chan School include Howard Koh and Ichiro Kawachi. Michael Botticelli of the Grayken Center for Addiction at Boston Medical Center was also a co-author.Funding for the study came from Templeton Foundation grants 52125 and 61075, and from National Institutes of Health grant CA222147. The Nurses’ Health Study II is supported by grants U01 CA176726 and R01 CA67262 from the NIH, and the Health Professionals Follow-Up Study is supported by grants UM1 CA167552 and R01 HL35464 from the NIH.last_img read more

Medford Woman Charged With Fatal Hit-and-run

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A woman was arrested for fleeing the scene of a crash that killed a 28-year-old man and injured three others in the suspect’s hometown of Medford over the weekend, Suffolk County police said.Kathy HoranKathy Horan, 61, was driving her Hyundai Santa Fe eastbound on Granny Road when she struck Peter Quoma, of Selden, and his two passengers who were standing near his parked Nissan Maxima, as well as a 58-year-old Lake Grove woman who was standing next to her parked vehicle at 8:21 p.m. Friday, police said.Horan allegedly fled the scene. Quoma had hit the Lake Grove woman’s car moments earlier, police said. He was taken to Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center in East Patchogue, where he was pronounced dead.The other three victims were treated at local hospitals for non-life threatening injuries. Horan was not injured.Horan was charged with leaving the scene of an incident involving a fatality without reporting it and leaving the scene of an accident involving serious physical injury. Her bail was set at $150,000 bond or $75,000 cash. She is due back in court Thursday.Suffolk County Vehicular Crime Unit detectives are continuing the investigation and ask anyone with information about the incident to call them at 631-852-6555.last_img read more

How this couple retired in their 30s to travel the world

first_imgby: Laura ShinJeremy graduated from college on a Friday, started working on cell phone design at Motorola on a Monday and worked 80 hours a week for the next four or five years. What fueled his work ethic was $40,000 in debt — $35,000 from student loans and $5,000 in credit card debt for food and other essentials.But his desire to keep up with his peers led him, on his $40,000 salary, to buy a new car and a three-bedroom house, which turned his previous bike ride to work into a 40-minute commute. The added debt got him to focus on his finances, so he began making models of how he could pay it off, mapped out his trajectory to retirement at 65 and began investing. He then used credit card checks charging 0% interest for 12 months to pay big chunks of his mortgage, his student loan and car loan.When he started working at Microsoft and moved from Chicago to Seattle, getting a salary bump up to $85,000, he made many of the same decisions (which he now calls mistakes) again: buying a house, having a long commute, and not taking a vacation. Three years in, a girlfriend convinced him to take his first real, multi-week vacation — to the Philippines. He spent the first week thinking about work, checking email. But the scuba diving, mangoes and and tropical drinks began to have an effect, and by the third week, he was wondering how he could live like this every day.He sold his house, began renting close to work and biking to the office. With his costs slashed, he was able to save. At a conference in Beijing, he met his future wife, Winnie, who is from Taiwan and had been saving 50% of her salary in order to travel. Now, Jeremy, 40, and Winnie, 36, are financially independent, travel the world and blog about their envious lifestyle on GoCurryCracker.com. (The site is named for their rallying cry derived from their favorite snack on their honeymoon hiking Mt. Rainier in Washington, during which they endured bone-soaking rain and encountered mosquitoes as big as bats.)Here’s the story of how they saved enough to retire in their 30s — Jeremy at 38 and Winnie at 33 — and how they’ve been spending their money and time since. continue reading » 1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

In Dubrovnik, conducted inspections against illegal foreign tourist guides

first_imgWith the support of the City of Dubrovnik and the Dubrovnik Tourist Guides Association, the competent inspections of the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Tourism carried out coordinated actions to supervise tourist guide activities in the protected Vodice site of the Dubrovnik monument in the period from August 21 to 23.Inspections of foreign national guides were conducted by inspectors of the Dubrovnik Customs Office and the Tourist Inspection Sector of the Ministry of Tourism, Dubrovnik Branch, accompanied by police officers from the Dubrovnik Police Station and in cooperation with the Dubrovnik Tourist Guides Association and the City of Dubrovnik. from Zagreb.It was done in total 20 inspections of foreigners found in the provision of tour guide or tour guide services to groups of guests from other countries, mainly from South Korea, China, Taiwan, Singapore and Japan, and in which it was found that in 19 cases no irregularities, that is, that groups of guests represent foreigners in cooperation with legal tourist guides of the Republic of Croatia hired by the tourist agency of which they are guests.In one inspection, it was determined that a citizen of the Republic of Korea provides the tourist service of a tourist guide illegally. A misdemeanor order was filed under the Law on Prohibition and Prevention of Unregistered Activity, a fine was collected and a decision on the prohibition of unregistered activity in the Republic of Croatia was issued. In addition, the police officers canceled the short-term stay of the party in the administrative proceedings because she did not use it for the intended purpose. Furthermore, a Taiwanese citizen who refused to provide police officers with a travel document or any other public document containing a photograph was issued is a misdemeanor order for the committed misdemeanor described in Art. 139. st.1. Of the Aliens Act.The City of Dubrovnik and the Dubrovnik Tourist Guides Association welcome the conduct of inspections, which, they believe, will have a repressive and preventive effect because illegal guiding is a big problem in the tourist guide, but also in the entire destination, and for additional reasons that illegal and thus often unprofessional guidance impairs the best experience of Dubrovnik for visitors.”The action is the result of cooperation between the Tourist Inspectorate of the Ministry of Tourism, Customs, MUP, the Association of Tourist Guides and the Guild of Guides at the Association of Craftsmen, the Tourist Board of Dubrovnik and the City, which helped implement the initiative by hiring the necessary professional translator. After all, these ongoing actions are part of the package of measures of the “Let’s Respect the City” program, said the Deputy Mayor of the City of Dubrovnik Jelka Tepšić and added that the City of Dubrovnik is part of the project “Respect the City!” (Respect the City), launched a campaign against the activities of illegal “bookers”, which warns guests not to buy trips from illegal sellers and not to sponsor people who work against the law.The Society of Guides also appeals to its members to display their ID cards during each guided tour, and to have a printed or electronic guidance order at hand. If they have information about unauthorized guides, the time and place of the start of the tour, they are asked to inform the competent inspection services or the Guide Society without delay.last_img read more

Opioid surcharge has many pitfalls

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionAm I the only one who feels it’s truly wrong for the governor to propose making money on the opioid crisis? His proposed surcharge of 2 cents per milligram of prescribed opioids could generate $125 million. (That’s a lot of pills.) That $125 million would be used to “support ongoing efforts to address the opioid crisis,” but it could well just end up in the general fund. The opioid addiction crisis is getting worse all the time, so we need to take very different, possibly drastic, steps instead of “supporting ongoing efforts.”How do we get physicians to strictly limit (or eliminate) the number of hydrocodone pills prescribed for surgical recovery? This seems to me to be the gateway, especially for young athletes. There have been studies showing that non-prescription anti-inflammatory drugs combined with icing work just as well. As Sara Foss says [Jan 23 “Is opioid surcharge a good idea?”], the surcharge will simply be passed along. I don’t believe it will decrease the number of prescriptions written. While there are some chronic medical conditions that require opioids, I think doctors have gotten in the habit of prescribing them unnecessarily, perhaps due to marketing by pharmaceutical companies. A surcharge on opioids is another state revenue source that just seems wrong on so many levels.  Judith D. BreitensteinDelansonMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsLocal movie theater operators react to green lightEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censuslast_img read more

Queensland renovation boom as spending hits just under $1.5 billion

first_imgAFTER: Morningside residence designed by Kieron Gait Architects took out the 2018 Houses Award for House Alteration & Addition over 200 sqm. Picture: Christopher Frederick Jones.“At a time when Brisbane is losing significant numbers of its historic housing stock to demolition or unsympathetic makeovers, the Morningside Residence provides an enduring alternative that is more true to culture and place,” the judges’ citation said.Zuzana Kovar, who along with partner Nicholas Skepper, saw their firm become Australia’s best emerging architecture practice, said it was not hard to believe that Queensland had reached almost $1.5b in renovation spending annually. BEFORE: The space underneath the cottage was virtually dead space before renovation. Architects Zuzana Kovar and Nicholas Skepper at their home business where 95 per cent of their work was renovations now. Picture: Mark Cranitch.The most popular renovations Queenslanders wanted, she said, were adding space, opening up homes for indoor-outdoor living or reworking internal space to suit growing families. “People want more space than when these houses were built 100 years ago.” [email protected] Follow Sophie Foster on Facebook AFTER: Terrarium house by architecture firm John Ellway reimagined the undercroft in an award-winning fashion. Picture: Toby ScottJudges commended John Ellway for exploiting the natural fall in the site to insert living spaces into the once unused undercroft of the home.“The compactness of the house is its triumph; circulation flows seamlessly from one space to another and not one inch is wasted, with notable Japanese influences.”Morningside Residence by Kieron Gait Architects in Brisbane’s inner-city suburb of Morningside was Australia’s best house alteration and addition over 200 sqm, with the judges calling the renovation “a quiet, respectful and poetic addition to a 1920s Queenslander”. Monash Road House in Tarragindi by Zuzana and Nicholas was highly commended by judges in the House Alteration & Addition under 200 sqm category. Picture: Toby Scott.”In inner-city areas where you don’t have the option to demolish the house, you have to keep it and work with it, then the only option is to invest in renovation or extension. A lot of people are interested in retaining the character as well. It becomes sentimental to them.”Ms Kovar expected spending on upgrades to continue to rise — pushed along by older building stock hitting a century and strict limits on demolition in character areas. BEFORE: The worker’s cottage before John Ellway redesigned it into Australia’s best renovation under 200sq m. Picture: realestate.com.au BEFORE: The veranda area came straight off the pavement on the right before John Ellway’s redesign. AFTER: The veranda area was converted into an open air green space with stairs leading down into the undercroft living space. Picture: Toby ScottAustralia’s best house alteration and addition under 200sq m was a worker’s cottage, Terrarium House in Highgate Hill designed by John Ellway, which was transformed “into a luscious, planted oasis”.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus17 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market17 hours ago AFTER: The back of the cottage now: Terrarium House in Highgate Hill, architect John Ellway. Picture: Toby ScottThis as Queenslanders celebrated scooping national renovation gongs on Friday at the 2018 Houses Awards — with a worker’s cottage and a Queenslander emerging as the top renovated properties in Australia.Add to that a small Brisbane firm, Red Hill-based Zuzana and Nicholas, was named the country’s best emerging architecture practice, with 95 per cent of their work now focused on renovations and one of their renovation projects Monash Road House in Tarragindi highly commended by judges. Architects Zuzana Kovar and Nicholas Skepper ’s home-based business, Zuzana and Nicholas, has been named Australia’s best emerging architecture practice. Picture: Mark Cranitch.QUEENSLANDERS are officially the best renovators in the country, scooping top national awards as latest data showed spending on upgrades has hit record levels here.Just shy of $1.5 billion ($1.435b) was spent tweaking Queensland homes via alterations, additions and conversions in latest annual figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics.The renovation spend was a rise of just over $13.4 million in the four quarters to March compared to the same period the previous year. ABS figures released this month said. AFTER: Morningside Residence designed by Kieron Gait Architects was praised for its “respectful” redesign. Picture: Christopher Frederick JonesShe said there were some homeowners in Brisbane spending half a million dollars on renovation work, with much of the spending involving building underneath a home, sometimes on sloping sites, with significant excavation, restumping and structural work.”Average spend varies depending on how much they want to add and depending on the state of the existing house. Sometimes they could be not adding much but the house is in such a bad state it goes to that. Sometimes it’s minor things and repainting then most of the budget is given to adding new spaces. It can vary from $100-150,000 all the way up to $500,000,” she told The Courier-Mail. BEFORE: This is how the back of the Morningside property looked before it underwent renovations. BEFORE: The Morningside property was solid but needed updating for modern family life.last_img read more

Can couples recover from an affair?

first_img Tweet Sharing is caring! Share First the question of why the person cheated needs to be answered? If the cheating is part of a sexual addiction, recovery is difficult.  People also need to recognize the health dangers of this behavior. Some couples are known to have agreements that condone multiple sexual partners.  This raises the question about why they are a committed couple in the first place. Some couples proceed through life “trolling” while others like to “chum” for sharks.  In either case these behaviors not only carry a health risk, but they also carry the risk of a chemical bond being created with another person. Studies on brain chemistry and hormonal responses support the notion that the early courtship period, years 1-3, are bolstered with the ignition of heated biochemical reactions.  These reactions, much like the brain’s response to chocolate, create a biochemical glue that supports a couple’s early years. After several years, the relationship needs more than just chemistry to survive.  If no mutual respect has developed, or the relationship doesn’t have any other dimensions,  the relationship will most likely fail.  Without a strong respect and common ground, then no “glue” exists, except common history, to hold the relationship together while work is done to repair it. And be assured this repair  takes focus and hard work. However, if a person has an addiction to the biochemical reactions, then it is a good bet that further acts of cheating will follow. Recovering a relationship from infidelity, or simply recovering from being victimized by a cheater takes time.  If a couple decides to repair their relationship then the single most important thing to focus on is a persons actions.  If a person has been cheated on, and they are willing to move past it and repair the relationship, then the real test of a  person is their credibility.  Credibility never developed out of talking.  It only develops out of actions that support one’s verbal intentions.  If the cheater is unable to overcompensate for a period of time, by being overly accountable for their actions, then the credibility that is necessary to repair the broken trust will not develop. Without this trust, no respect develops, and the “glue” necessary fails to lend itself to the repair of the relationship.  SAVVY Male 60 Views   one commentcenter_img LifestyleRelationships Can couples recover from an affair? by: – July 13, 2011 Share Sharelast_img read more

Enyimba chase consolidation points against Agadir

first_img With only Pyramids picking a spot, seven more quarter final spots are up for grabs and Sunday matches will make a huge difference. Full list of fixtures: FC ESAE vs RS Berkane Zanaco vs DC Motema Pembe Enyimba vs Hassania Agadir Horoya AC vs Bidvest Wits Pyramids FC vs Enugu Rangers Djoliba vs Al Nasr El Masry vs FC Nouadhibou Paradou vs FC San Pedro Loading… FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentRevealed: 6 Hidden Secrets Of The Great Wall Of ChinaBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A Drone6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksThese TV Characters Proved That Any 2 People Can Bury The HatchetWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoWhat Happens When You Eat Eggs Every Single Day? Confederation Cup campaigners Enyimba have a good chance of pushing closer to the next round as the host Hassania Agadir of Morocco on Sunday. The Peoples Elephant occupy the second position in Group D with leaders Agadir having 10 points in the kitty as against Enyimba’s six points. Should Enyimba earn maximum three points at the Aba Township Stadium they would be heading into the next match against San Pedro with nine points in the  kitty. Only Pyramids of Egypt have sealed a quarter final spot with 12 points in the kitty even as they hosts Rangers international who are already out of the competition with only two points in the kitty. Battle of Aba Township stadium can Enyimba repeat the result against Paradou? The Pyramids are sure to consolidate against visiting Rangers on Sunday as  they aim to take their points to 15.  Hopeful Enyimba will not only put all the arsenals in the armory into Sunday’s match but will also watch out against rampaging Karim El Berkaoui who scored a hat-trick in the course of Agadir’s 10 points accumulation. Karim El Berkaoui who currently leads top goal scorer chat in the competition this season with four goals to his credit will be seeking opportunity to further extend his goal scoring lead. Read Also CCC: Enyimba make progress, after 4-1 victory over Paradou AC Two Nigerians Stanley Dimgba who now doubt will be hoping to increase his three goals tally on Sunday to the glory of Enyimba, and Austin Amatu who plays for El Masry are in contention for highest goal scorer gong.last_img read more