The river and Hinterland views are the biggest selling point of this Gold Coast home

first_img52 Sophie Ave, Broadbeach Waters.IT was the sweeping river and Hinterland vistas that made the Baker family fall in love with this Broadbeach Waters home.After living in London for 16 years, Lisa and Charles Baker along with their two children were desperately craving a house that embraced the warm weather and its picturesque surroundings.That fact that it needed a fresh lick of paint and some tender love and care barely registered with the family.“We bought it because of that view,” Mrs Baker said.52 Sophie Ave, Broadbeach Waters.52 Sophie Ave, Broadbeach Waters.52 Sophie Ave, Broadbeach Waters.Three years later, they have breathed new life into the five bedroom home.What was once a dated 1980s-style house with an apricot and beige palette has been transformed into the epitome of modern living. “We literally did everything — I think the only thing we didn’t touch was the clothes line,” Mrs Baker said. “All the hours spent on Pinterest, it was worth it.”They chose neutral tones to give it a coastal theme with wood accentuated throughout.“We really wanted everything to be white inside but if we left it with just white, sometimes it can look like a box and there’s no character to it,” Mrs Baker said.The main living and dining area, which has an eco-fireplace, is at the heart of the home.The kitchen with stone breakfast bar and DeLonghi appliances is on the right while a second living area is on the left.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa16 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days ago52 Sophie Ave, Broadbeach Waters.52 Sophie Ave, Broadbeach Waters.52 Sophie Ave, Broadbeach Waters.All three living areas open up onto the covered outdoor entertainment area.There are two bedrooms downstairs and three upstairs, the master of which has a walk-in wardrobe, ensuite and access to the balcony.Outside, the pool and sun lounging terrace overlook the water and there is a sunken firepit at the rivers edge.Mrs Baker said the outdoor entertainment area was her favourite part of the house, particularly at sunset.“There’s always some action on the river,” she said.Mrs Baker said it had been tough at times, particularly when moving from room to room throughout the renovation, but said it had been a labour of love.“It’s been worth it, it’s been a fun job,” she said. “We’ve just really enjoyed the process.”The family have decided to sell the home so they can pursue another renovation project.The property is in a quiet cul-de-sac close to parks, schools, golf courses and shops.last_img read more

DONG Energy Supports Wind Turbine PhD Research at Durham University

first_img​DONG Energy will support two PhD research studentships at Durham University through the Durham Energy Institute (DEI). The PhDs will focus on the operation of wind turbines and helping to predict technical faults before they happen. This research could prove vital in improving the availability of offshore wind turbines, ultimately helping to further drive down the cost of energy, DONG Energy said.The PhDs will bring together turbine maintenance data and supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) data, with a view to developing algorithms for predicting turbine malfunction. One student (Roger Cox) will focus on developing a method for analysing and categorising relevant maintenance issues from the maintenance database. This will feed into the work of the second student (Luke Payne), who will focus on developing advanced data methods to positively identify turbines that are developing faults before they become critical and require the turbine to be taken off line.The PhDs will be supervised by Dr Peter Matthews and Dr Christopher Crabtree from Engineering at Durham University, and will be undertaken both in Durham and on site at DONG Energy’s offices. By including the students as part of the DONG Energy team, they will be able to rapidly gain deep understanding of the company’s key challenges and priorities. This will ensure that research remains highly relevant to DONG Energy, as well as enabling knowledge transfer between DONG Energy and Durham University, the offshore wind developer said.The research is expected to be completed in December 2020.DONG Energy is funding 66% of the two PhDs, with the remaining 34% funded by Durham University.To remind, the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) announced last week that it will support a new offshore wind partnership, including DONG Energy and Durham University, with GBP 3.2 million.last_img read more

Processed meat ‘linked to pancreatic cancer’

first_img Tweet Sharing is caring! HealthLifestyle Processed meat ‘linked to pancreatic cancer’ by: – January 14, 2012 9 Views   no discussions Sharecenter_img Share Share Can bacon increase the risk of cancer?A link between eating processed meat, such as bacon or sausages, and pancreatic cancer has been suggested by researchers in Sweden.They said eating an extra 50g of processed meat, approximately one sausage, every day would increase a person’s risk by 19%.But the chance of developing the rare cancer remains low.The World Cancer Research Fund suggested the link may be down to obesity.Eating red and processed meat has already been linked to bowel cancer. As a result the UK government recommended in 2011 that people eat no more than 70g a day.Prof Susanna Larsson, who conducted the study at the Karolinska Institute, told the BBC that links to other cancers were “quite controversial”.She added: “It is known that eating meat increases the risk of colorectal cancer, it’s not so much known about other cancers.”The study, published in the British Journal of Cancer, analysed data from 11 trials and 6,643 patients with pancreatic cancer.Increased riskHazel Nunn from Cancer Research UK: ”The increased risk was found only in processed meat”It found that eating processed meat increased the risk of pancreatic cancer. The risk increased by 19% for every 50g someone added to their daily diet. Having an extra 100g would increase the risk by 38%.Prof Larsson said: “Pancreatic cancer has poor survival rates. So as well as diagnosing it early, it’s important to understand what can increase the risk of this disease.”She recommended that people eat less red meat. Cancer Research UK said the risk of developing pancreatic cancer in a lifetime was “comparatively small” – one in 77 for men and one in 79 for women. Sara Hiom, the charity’s information director, said: “The jury is still out as to whether meat is a definite risk factor for pancreatic cancer and more large studies are needed to confirm this, but this new analysis suggests processed meat may be playing a role.”However, she pointed out that smoking was a much greater risk factor. The World Cancer Research Fund has advised people to completely avoid processed meat.Dr Rachel Thompson, the fund’s deputy head of science, said: “We will be re-examining the factors behind pancreatic cancer later this year as part of our Continuous Update Project, which should tell us more about the relationship between cancer of the pancreas and processed meat.“There is strong evidence that being overweight or obese increases the risk of pancreatic cancer and this study may be an early indication of another factor behind the disease.“Regardless of this latest research, we have already established a strong link between eating red and processed meat and your chances of developing bowel cancer, which is why WCRF recommends limiting intake of red meat to 500g cooked weight a week and avoid processed meat altogether.” By James GallagherHealth reporter, BBC Newslast_img read more

Several individuals awarded at Tourism Industry Awards Ceremony

first_imgLocalNews Several individuals awarded at Tourism Industry Awards Ceremony by: – May 31, 2011 Tweet Sharing is caring! Chris & Linda owners of Calibishie Lodges receiving their awards this morningSeveral individuals received awards at an awards ceremony at the Fort Young Hotel this morning, bringing the curtains down on a month of activities in observance of Tourism Awareness Month.The awards highlighted the outstanding contribution of several local entities who are directly involved in the Tourism Industry and are as follows; Calibishie Lodges were bestowed the Accomodation of the Year; Mr. Peter Green Tour Guide of the Year; Mr. James Esprit Tourism Taxi Service Provider of the Year; Wrave Ltd (Wacky Rollers) Tour Operator of the Year; Jungle Bay Resort & Spa Responsible Tourism, and the Giraudel/Eggleston Community Gardens & Creole Food Demonstration Tour Coummunity Tourism Development.There were two recognition awards; the Industry Employee Mr. David Thornhill and A Model for Community & Responsible Tourism the Mero Enhancement Committee, the later was sponsored by Depex Color Lab.The Mahaut Primary School and Convent High School  who won the Tourism Youth Congress and Bin Painting Competition respectively were also presented with their prizes.Prizes inlcuded a plaque, gift basket, and gift certificates for dinner for two at the old stone grill and bar valued at $150.00.Dominica Vibes News Sharecenter_img Share 93 Views   no discussions Sharelast_img read more

DETA recommends retired Chief Inspector to assist with security issues

first_imgLocalNews DETA recommends retired Chief Inspector to assist with security issues by: – February 17, 2012 Sharing is caring! Share 41 Views   one comment Tweetcenter_img Share CEO/Coordinator of DETA, Parry Bellot. Chief Executive Officer and Coordinator of the Dominica Eco-Tourism Association (DETA) Parry Bellot has recommended that the government invites a former Chief Inspector David Michael to conduct a practical study and analysis of security issues in Dominica.Mr. Bellot submitted a practical action proposal to the Dominica Association of Hotel and Tourism regarding visitor crime mitigation on Thursday.Current executive members and former past presidents of the DHTA held an emergency meeting on with a view to finding possible recommendations on mitigating current trend of attacks on visitors on the island.In a proposal which was first submitted to the DHTA and the Dominica Association of Industry and Commerce (DAIC) in October, 2011 Mr. Bellot noted his concern warning that the increase rate of rural crime could increase.“I am also particularly concerned regarding the increase in rural crime and the potential for a great increase in the same in coming months especially regarding visitors if nothing is put in place.”He made specific reference one of Dominica’s newest tourist destination sites; “this has special concern regarding the increasingly travelled Waitukubuli National Trail. The criminal element will soon pick up on the opportunities being created!”Bellot explains in that proposal that the increase in violent crime would pose major implications for Dominicans including the thousands of tourists who stay-over in guest houses, inns and resorts located throughout country. According to him, “with the increase in popularity and usage of the Waitukubuli National Trail by tourists and locals, where a single hiker or couple could walk for miles in fairly isolated conditions, the odds of being robbed or assaulted increase dramatically!”“I would like to URGENTLY propose that the Cabinet Sub-Committee consider inviting Dominican former Chief Inspector David Michael, retired, to conduct a practical study and analysis of these rural security issues in Dominica, along with his appropriate recommendations for pre-emptive action.”Bellot notes that Inspector Michael is “well-experienced, very competent and held in extremely high regard by his British colleagues”.He suggests that Inspector Michael is best suited for this project as he is Dominican and has the benefit of “truly understanding our country and rural communities, he is also willing to assist as he has offered his services to senior officials of the Dominica Police Force as well as Government Ministers.Bellot says further in his proposal, “While he currently has his own consultancy firm Mr. Michael has made it clear on many occasions that money would not be an impediment to serve”.He notes that upon completion of this study by Inspector Michael coupled with recommendations and a development period this could “provide a valuable new framework in helping both the Dominican police reach a ”new level” in capability, as well as in reducing the potential for criminal activity”.Bellot asks; “How many more must be brutally robbed before ACTION is taken by the Government authorities?”Dominica Vibes News Sharelast_img read more

Lacson leads ‘Cinco de Noviembre’

first_img Aside from the festivities, Lacson honored Negrense centenarians. He called “the true Negrense treasures” as they serve as “a bridge between the past and the future.” The governor also led the distribution of the cash benefits to the 33 centenarians. Each beneficiary received P100,000. He also recalled how the revolution was won through the use of fake arms and cannons, which he said “still amazes both the storyteller and the listener.” Lacsoncalled Cinco de Noviembre “the island’s story” and pointed out its uniquenessin terms of war as it was won with a bluff. Also present for the event were Board Members Agustin Ernesto Bascon, Manuel Frederick Ko, Victor Javellana, Jeffrey Tubola, and Sixto Guanzon; provincial administrator, Atty. Rayfrando Diaz; along with members of the Philippine National Police, Philippine Army, civil society organizations, and non-government organizations./PN “Today,we remember the patriotism, bravery, courage, grit, and extraordinary strategyof General Juan Araneta and General Aniceto Lacson in leading thousands ofNegrenses in this most historic bloodless revolt to freedom,” Lacson saidduring his speech yesterday morning. BACOLODCity – Gov. Eugenio Jose “Bong” Lacson of Negros Occidental led this year’sCinco de Noviembre observance at the Capitol Park and Lagoon in this city. “Inevery nation, there is a story to tell and, in the Philippines, since it’s anarchipelago, every island has its own story too,” Lacson said. Photo courtesy of Brown Eagle Facebooklast_img read more

Twelve remain in Gold Cup

first_img Sir Des Champs will be aiming to give Willie Mullins a first victory in the race and Ireland its first winner since War Of Attrition in 2006. First Lieutenant has also been left in by Mouse Morris, under the same Gigginstown House Stud ownership, and they could also run Bog Warrior. Bobs Worth and 2011 winner Long Run give Nicky Henderson a strong hand as he attempts to wrestle the British trainers’ championship from Paul Nicholls. Long Run will be wearing cheekpieces in public for the first time, while Bobs Worth has not had a run since the Hennessy Gold Cup over 100 days ago. Nicholls has dominated the race in recent years and has just one chance this year with Silviniaco Conti. Cape Tribulation, Captain Chris, last year’s runner-up The Giant Bolster, Sunnyhillboy, Wayward Prince and Monbeg Dude complete the list of possible runners. There are 12 horses remaining at the latest entry stage for the Betfred Cheltenham Gold Cup, with all the big guns standing their ground.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

More of the same from Sturridge

first_img Press Association “We do still want another striker but that will depend on the availability. Sunday was about winning and we got there.” Despite the critics predicting a tough time for Southampton after a summer exodus of players and their manager, they performed well and during the second half especially looked capable of repeating last season’s victory at Anfield. “I think we played a great second half, after 1-1 I think there was one team on the pitch playing and it was Southampton,” said new boss Ronald Koeman. “We had a chance to score the second one, two great opportunities but the quality of Liverpool, they don’t need many opportunities to score and that makes the difference. “The way we played I think brings us a lot of confidence.” Last season the pair scored 52 league goals between them but following the Uruguayan’s £75million departure to Barcelona his former team-mate came to the fore with the winner in a 2-1 victory over Southampton. It was Sturridge’s 36th goal in 50 appearances for the club and only George Allan, with 41 in the late 19th century, scored more in that period. “For Daniel, it was just a continuation, showing he can get goals,” said Rodgers. “That is 36 goals in 50 appearances which is (almost) the best of any striker in Liverpool’s history. That shows the level he is at. “He always looks like he will score. It was a poacher’s goal, one of those where you anticipate a knockdown.” The knockdown came from Raheem Sterling, who had scored the first-half opener after a brilliant through-ball by Jordan Henderson with the outside of his weaker left foot. Full-back Nathaniel Clyne smashed home the equaliser as Southampton seized the initiative after the break only for Sturridge to ensure Suarez was not missed – for now at least. The Uruguayan may have gone but he is still never far from a mention where Liverpool are concerned and Rodgers revealed the striker had not yet forgotten about his former team-mates. “He sent us a lovely text wishing us all the best, which was a great gesture. He is a friend now of Liverpool,” added the Reds boss. “I texted him back. He’s a great boy but he is gone now. Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers expects striker Daniel Sturridge to maintain his brilliant early form for the club and so lessen the impact of Luis Suarez’s departure. last_img read more

The Latest: 3 West Indies players decline travel to England

first_img Associated Press Cricket West Indies says Darren Bravo, Shimron Hetmyer and Keemo Paul “all declined the invitation” to join the squad and “will not hold this decision against these players when considering future selection.”West Indies players must travel a month before the first test in Southampton starting July 8 in order to quarantine and begin training.The other tests will be played in Manchester starting July 16 and July 24.___The chief executive of the European Tour says the fate of this year’s Ryder Cup will be decided by the end of the month. June 3, 2020 More AP sports: and,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 The Latest: 3 West Indies players decline travel to England Keith Pelley says in an extensive interview with the McKellar Journal podcast that the European Tour and the PGA will have “conversations” about the Ryder Cup now that the revamped schedules of both tours have been announced.Pelley says there will be “a direction at the end of the month.”The Ryder Cup is still on schedule for Sept. 25-27 at Whistling Straits in Wisconsin despite massive disruption to the sports schedule because of the coronavirus outbreak.It could be held without fans but golfers like Rory McIlroy and Brooks Koepka are among those saying they are against that idea.___ Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The West Indies says three cricket players have turned down the chance to travel to England for the postponed three-test series that will be played in bio-secure environments amid the coronavirus pandemic.last_img read more

After escape to Hawaii, Syracuse’s Stephanie Grossi doubles point total

first_img Published on February 8, 2017 at 10:23 pm Contact Nick: | @nick_a_alvarez Over Winter Break, Stephanie Grossi ran underneath the Hawaiian sun. She rid her mind of hockey while performing hill sprints along the paradise on the Pacific Ocean. Grossi kept the cold confines of Tennity Ice Pavilion out of her thoughts.The junior ran up the hills to forget about her mediocre start to the season. She had only 11 points in SU’s first 18 games this season. Through 18 games last year, she already had 22 points.Grossi felt re-energized. She’s since thrived in the month following her island getaway, doubling her point total to 22 from 11 in eight games. Grossi is the prolific scorer that Syracuse (10-11-5, 9-3-2 College Hockey America) needs if it wishes to capture its first-ever CHA title.The forward’s torrid start in 2017 led to her CHA Player of the Month honors, as she scored five goals and assisted on six others. For six straight contests, she contributed at least one point a game. The game in which she didn’t score or assist was SU’s only conference loss this calendar year.“Sometimes I think too much out there,” Grossi said. “When I’m just going with the flow and not really thinking, it comes natural and it works better.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textHer overthinking on offense stemmed from below average defensive performances. In the beginning of the season, she watched SU’s opponents score and defeat the Orange, even while she was on the ice.With the pressure of SU locked in its own defensive end, Grossi forced the puck in the offensive zone and tried to skate through multiple defenders. But often she turned over the puck in attempts to kick-start a stagnant Orange offense.“She’s a perfectionist in everything she does,” SU head coach Paul Flanagan said. “She was probably putting a lot of pressure on herself, and I think lately she’s playing more relaxed.”Grossi has since relieved herself of the burden of being the No. 1 option for the Orange, a title passed on to her by the all-time leading scorer Melissa Piacentini. Her success came when she began to play off her linemates Emily Costales and Savannah Rennie.In the second period of SU’s 5-1 victory over Robert Morris on Jan. 28, Costales controlled the puck in SU’s defensive zone and looked for her streaking teammate. As Grossi flashed across center ice, she received the puck and saw two defenders in her way and simply burned by them.“Honestly,” Costales said. “I saw her so I just moved it and it was great. She had the puck brought it down and did what she does best.”Grossi, the smallest of the three forwards at 5-foot-2, went back to annoying defenders with her quickness, something she had refined in years prior. Costales and Rennie, who rank second and seventh in points respectively, occupied the space near the boards and used their size to keep the puck in the offensive zone. This formula proved successful as SU defeated then-No. 7 RMU to pull within two points of the division lead.Syracuse will look to Grossi for offense as the postseason nears. If the junior forward builds off her strong January, the Orange should be one of the most dangerous teams in the conference. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more