The owners of this luxury home found an innovative way to keep things cool

first_img9 Crucis St, CoorparooThe property has a swimming pool, tropical gardens and sundecks. 9 Crucis St, CoorparooThe living room has a gas fireplace, surround-sound system, electric operated, floor-to-ceiling blinds and views to the city.The middle level opens out to a concealed area with stone benches, a commercial Qasair rangehood, Beefeater barbecue and bar fridge. More from newsNew apartments released at idyllic retirement community Samford Grove Presented by Parks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus18 hours ago9 Crucis St, Coorparoo“We did a lot of excavation there and that gave us a large, three-car garage, media room, wine cellar, powder room and a big storeroom all on that lower level. It is just a great space and that freed up the middle level for our main living space and the third level for bedrooms.’’“We have got a beautiful home. We set out to build a little bit of a tropical escape in the city for ourselves and I think that’s what we have achieved.” 9 Crucis St, CoorparooMr Carnavas said he loved the lofted ceilings at the entrance of the home which carried through into the living rooms.“They really create almost a penthouse feel about the home and there is a lot of natural light in the home because it’s north facing. It’s a very happy home.”It has a custom-designed staircase which connects all three levels. 9 Crucis St, CoorparooThere is a purpose-built, walk-in, climate-controlled wine cellar and cinema with a wet bar.In the kitchen there are Miele appliances, a Calacatta marble island bench with breakfast bar, twopak cabinetry and a butlers pantry. Josh, Dimitri, Annabelle and Georgia Carnavas at their home in Coorparoo. Picture: AAP Image/Josh Woning.Mr Carnavas and his wife Georgia started building the home in 2010 and it was completed in 2011.He said the key was fitting the size home they did on the 505sq m block.“We just basically utilised the sloping block. We excavated right into the rock to get the third level on the ground which gives us the entertaining space,” he said. 9 Crucis St, CoorparooTHE owners of this luxury home have developed an innovative, cost effective way to keep things cool.While it has airconditioning owner, Josh Carnavas, said they didn’t often need to use it.When constructing the house they included a pond in the yard.“So if you open a window on either side of the home and get the cross ventilation across the pond it actually creates a natural cooling effect,” Mr Carnavas said.After searching for the perfect home in Coorparoo, Mr Carnavas jumped on the opportunity when a block of land became available in Crucis St.“I had been scouring the area for a property for sometime and I just happened to drive through one afternoon and spotted the vacant block of land,” he said. “So I jumped straight on it and snapped up the block and then we spent a couple of years working out what we wanted to put on the land.”last_img read more

McDermott Ups Earnings

first_imgHouston-based McDermott posted quarterly profit of $36.4 million, or 13 cents per fully diluted share, compared to $20.7 million profit, or 7 cents per fully diluted share same time last year.The company had no adjustments, compared to an adjusted net income of $22.8 million, or $0.08 per adjusted fully diluted share, in the prior-year second quarter.For the six months ended June 30, 2017, McDermott booked net income of $58.3 million, versus $18.5 million in 1H 2016.In the second quarter of 2017, McDermott generated revenues of $789 million, up from $707 million in the corresponding period in 2016. For the first half of 2017, McDermott recorded revenues of $1.3 billion, almost $128 million less from the same time last year.According to the company, revenue increase was mainly associated with Saudi Aramco LTA II, ONGC Vashishta and Saudi Aramco Marjan power system replacement projects.Order intake in the first quarter totaled $188 million. As of June 30, 2017, McDermott’s backlog was $3.3 billion ($4.4 billion in Q2 2016), of which approximately 85 percent is related to offshore operations and approximately 15 percent is related to subsea operations.Guidance for 2017 has remained relatively unchanged, where McDermott said it expects 2017 revenues at some $3.2 billion and earnings per share of approximately 42 cents.Subsea World News Stafflast_img read more

New traffic patterns begin this week for Project 421 in Madison

first_imgMADISON, IN—New traffic patterns are scheduled to begin this week, weather permitting, for additional work to begin on the $9.5 million U.S. 421 bridge approach project in Madison.For a list of the location changes, go to our website and click on the story in the local news section.East First Street and Fillmore Street Access from Harrison StreetFirst Street construction east of Harrison Street will take place in two phases, allowing for constant access while work is completed. Work was planned to begin today (August 19) and is expected to continue until Friday, September 6.Phase 1: The south side of First Street will be one-way eastbound, while the north side is constructed. Fillmore Street will be one-way westbound.Phase 2: The north side of First Street will be one-way eastbound, while the south side is constructed. Fillmore Street will remain one-way westbound.S.R. 56/Sering Street Access near Second StreetTraffic during S.R. 56/Sering Street intersection construction will be maintained in two phases using temporary traffic signals.Phase 1A: Alternating, one-way traffic will be allowed on Sering Street/S.R. 56 through the Second Street intersection via a temporary signal. This phase will not allow access to Second Street from S.R. 56. East Second Street may be accessed by residents from Harrison Street, around the barrier wall that is currently in place. This phase is scheduled to begin tomorrow (August 20) and last for approximately 15 days.Phase 1B: Alternating, one-way traffic will be allowed from S.R. 56 to Second Street at the intersection via temporary traffic signal. This phase will not allow access to Sering Street from S.R. 56. East Sering Street may be accessed from the west. Phase 1B will begin following completion of Phase 1A and last for approximately 15 days. In addition, the east entrance to The Hillside Inn will be closed during both phases.Project 421 construction began in April 2019 and will continue until the fall of 2020. The new bridge approach will enhance safety and mobility, and ease congestion in the area leading to the Milton-Madison Bridge.last_img read more

Blues fans’ rep in price plea

first_img Press Association The Portuguese said it had been like “playing in an empty stadium” in the Barclays Premier League game against QPR on Saturday and believed the tepid atmosphere has contributed to the way his players are approaching home games. Chelsea Supporters’ Trust chair Tim Rolls was sure manager Mourinho’s intention in speaking out was to spark a loud response from fans at the next home game against West Brom on November 22, but argued that the demographic of the crowd is the biggest issue his club, and others, need to address. Jose Mourinho’s complaints about the lack of atmosphere at Stamford Bridge are a consequence of younger fans being priced out, according to a Chelsea fans’ representative. “We’ve got a situation at Chelsea and at other grounds where the atmosphere probably isn’t as good as it used to be,” Rolls told Press Association Sport. “But there are clear reasons for that around the age of the supporter base. It’s £50-plus to go, and young people – who are the most likely to sing and make noise – have been priced out of the game. “Until the clubs recognise that and do something about affordable pricing for young people and creating sections of the ground where they can sing and make some noise then the situation is unlikely to improve.” The cheapest general sale adult tickets for the QPR game were £46, going up to a top price of £75, with the cheapest general sale tickets for juniors (under-18s) priced at £18, although these discounted junior tickets are only available in certain sections of the stadium. Rolls added: “I t would be good to have a 16-25 section with reduced prices where people are actively encouraged to sing. The only way (to improve the atmosphere) is to have a dedicated section and have it cheaper. “It’s unrealistic to expect eighteen, nineteen-year-old kids on the minimum wage to come to Stamford Bridge or any other Premier League ground – this isn’t just an issue at Chelsea, it’s an issue across the board. “(Mourinho) is very calculating – he didn’t just say it off the cuff I’m sure. He’s doing a fantastic job in terms of where we are and the season we’re having, but it’s difficult with the demographic we have to get people to show the same vocal passion than if you had a lot more people in their teens and in their early to mid-20s (attending matches).” Rolls also felt the introduction of safe standing might have a positive impact. “We did a survey of our members, 96 per cent thought that, if possible, safe standing should be introduced to Stamford Bridge but it’s a wider issue than just Chelsea, it’s not going to happen overnight,” he said. In response to the concerns raised, a Chelsea spokesman said : “We’ve worked closely with supporters regards improving the atmosphere at games and we’ll continue to do so. “We work hard within the constraints of the current stadium to keep ticket prices down, and have frozen those prices in seven of the last nine seasons. “The club’s ticketing policy is due to be discussed with supporters at an upcoming forum later this month.” last_img read more

Ellsworth boys’ soccer team tops Presque Isle, MCI, Hermon to clinch playoffs

first_imgELLSWORTH — The Ellsworth boys’ soccer team will be making its return to the Class B North playoffs after securing its first three-game winning streak in more than three years.Last Wednesday, Ellsworth hosted Presque Isle as seniors Javen Clarke, Aidan Goller, Colby Hamilton, Sam Holler, Lucas Jordan, Mike Kazmierczak and Noah Scholes were honored for Senior Night. Juniors Tulas Weaver and Pascal Poirier scored for the Eagles, who won 2-1 to snap the Wildcats’ seven-game winning streak.Ellsworth returned to action Saturday and avenged one of its earlier losses this season with a 3-2 victory over Maine Central Institute. Holler and Matt Reid scored for the Eagles in regulation before Weaver added the third goal to give the visitors a double-overtime win. Poirier provided two assists.On Wednesday, Ellsworth traveled to Hermon and came away with a 4-1 win over the Hawks (1-11). The Eagles improved to 5-7-1 with the win and climbed to sixth place in the Class B North standings.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textEllsworth will play its final game of the season when it takes on second-ranked Mount Desert Island at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22, in Bar Harbor. The Eagles will receive a bye to the quarterfinals if they finish sixth or higher.last_img read more

GFA/Stag Premium Beer League : `Giant killers’ Flamingo Stun Santos, Camptown edge GFC 1-0

first_img`GIANT killers’ Flamingo stunned Santos 1-0, while Camptown kept to their winning ways when action in the Georgetown Football Association (GFA)/Stag Premier League continued on Friday last at the Georgetown Football Club (GFC), ground.The win for Flamingo is their first from three matches and gave them three points for the win.On the same day and at the same venue, Camptown continued their winning ways with a 1-0 win against home side, GFC, to advance to the top of the points standing with nine points from three consecutive victories.Flamingo’s Kelon Jones stunned Santos’ supporters in the 42nd minute after racing away from the backline and lobbing his effort over the head of the advancing goalkeeper into the back of the nets.In the Camptown versus GFC contest, the latter’s custodian, Sesi Norville executed a poorly-punched clearance inside the penalty box and the ball fell into the path of an unchallenged Ozeal Small who directed a header into an empty goal.As of Saturday, Camptown leads the points table with nine points and a plus three goal difference,.Police is second in the standing and was down to face Black Pearl last night in a third round fixture. Santos with six points and a plus four goal difference is third.Last night also, Beacons who has three points after a 4-1 win against Black Pearl and a 0-1 loss to Riddim Squad, was down to play bottom of the ladder Northern Rangers, while Riddim Squad who, as of Friday, had three points from their 1-0 win against Beacons in a second round, was slated to oppose the pointless Pele in the feature game last night.To date, after 12 matches of the League, 29 goals have been recorded with Santos’ William Europe leading with three goals to his name.Beacons’ Deron Bowen and Quacy MCAulay as well as Camptown’s Richie Richards and Oriel Small and Police’s Shemar Fraser and Rawle Haynes all have two goals to their names.last_img

The Final Word: Beat writers discuss Syracuse’s 16-10 loss to North Carolina State

first_img Published on October 11, 2019 at 1:59 am Facebook Twitter Google+ RALEIGH, N.C. — The Orange entered Thursday night’s game off two-straight wins and a bye week, with their offense appearing to find its form. Yet against North Carolina State on Thursday night, Syracuse was shut out in the first half, Tommy DeVito was sacked five times and the Orange didn’t score a touchdown until the game’s final minutes. N.C. State (4-2, 1-1 Atlantic Coast) defeated SU (3-3, 0-2), 16-10, giving the Orange as many losses in 2019 as they had in all of 2018.Our beat writers discuss Thursday’s loss:center_img Comments AdvertisementThis is placeholder textlast_img

Jazz In The Gardens ready to go

first_imgCome this Saturday and Sunday the Jazz in the Gardens Music Festival will bring renewed energy to Miami Gardens.Featuring a star-studded lineup, the event is expected to live up to its billing as one of South Florida’s premier festivals.With artistes of the ilk of Jill Scott,  Herbie Hancock and LL Cool J featuring DJ Z Trip, booked to rock the house, the Hard Rock Stadium is set to come alight with excitement.The event, which is being held for the second straight year, will also feature performances from Common, The Roots, Esperanza Spalding, Betty Wright, Andra Day, Morris Day & The Time, Smokie Norful, Jazz All-Stars featuring Chante Moore, Will Downing and Marion Meadows.Radio personality Rickey Smiley, host of the popular nationally syndicated Rickey Smiley Morning Show, will take on emcee duties.Miami Gardens Mayor Oliver Gilbert promised patrons an unforgettable experience and value for their money. He baosted that there was no better city than Miami Gardens to host such a prestigious event.“The Jazz in the Gardens Music Festival is coming back to Miami Gardens with a bang!  We’re excited to bring some of the hottest, most talented performers in music, such as Jill Scott and Common, and welcome hip-hop performers who are heavily influenced by jazz, like The Roots and LL COOL J feat. DJ Z-TRIP. In our twelfth year, we feel positioned to evolve and reach across generations and genres to take Jazz in the Gardens to the next level, ” Mayor Oliver said.Doors to the Jazz in the Gardens Music Festival will open at 3 p.m. and the show will start at 4 p.mlast_img read more

Equality Agenda… Kindred joins All-in Diversity ranks

first_img Kindred marks fastest route to ‘normal trading’ as it delivers H1 growth July 24, 2020 StumbleUpon Related Articles Share Submit GiG lauds its ‘B2B makeover’ delivering Q2 growth August 11, 2020 Stockholm-listed Kindred Group Plc becomes the latest betting enterprise to join the sector’s growing All-in Diversity Project, as part of the firm’s ongoing initiatives to develop inclusive and sustainable corporate frameworks.The All-in Diversity Project is an industry-driven, not-for-profit initiative which aims to deliver a new benchmark combined with better practices and standards for diversity within the global betting and gaming sectors.Kindred has signed up as a Founding Member of the All-in Diversity Project as part of the firm’s commitment to helping drive the diversity and equality agenda within the gambling industry.All-in Diversity initiatives aim to help facilitate the conversation on diversity and equality for industry stakeholders, with the aim of improving workplace environments, corporate HR resources and employee talents pools.Henrik Tjärnström, Chief Executive Officer of Kindred Group, commented on joining The All-in Diversity Project“We are very excited and proud to be part of the All-in Diversity project, whose vision and mission fully reflect our own agenda and priorities in this important area. Diversity and gender equality have always been a natural part of Kindred’s culture and we know that it differentiates the top performers from the average ones regardless of the industry.We look forward to taking part in raising the awareness on this topic across the gambling industry and beyond”, says Henrik Tjärnström, Chief Executive Officer of Kindred Group.Kelly KehnAll-in Diversity Co-Founder Kelly Kehn welcomes and backs Kindred as a project partner towards improving industry diversity and inclusivity dynamics.“We are proud to welcome Kindred Group to the Founding Membership of All-in Diversity Project,”“Kindred brings both a breadth of industry knowledge and expertise to the table with their brands, products and policy as well as a real passion for people. There is no limit to what we can achieve with this calibre of operator on board.” Betsson outrides pandemic challenges as regulatory dramas loom July 21, 2020 Sharelast_img read more

Bookies Corner – Super Tuesday holds no foregone conclusions

first_imgShare Flutter moves to refine merger benefits against 2020 trading realities August 27, 2020 Related Articles Submit Share Bakhshi and Shaddick launch ‘Art of the Possible’ podcast tracking US 2020 developments August 10, 2020 Paddy Power raises awareness of Missing People with Motherwell ‘silhouette’ stand August 7, 2020 StumbleUpon US media predicts a ‘Bernie Blowout’ as 14 states head to the polls in a critical ‘Super Tuesday’ (3 March) Democratic Party primary vote. Nevertheless, bookmakers believe that ‘primary season’ still holds plenty of twists, turns and unknowns as a divided DNC chooses its leader to dethrone Donald Trump’s Presidency.   SBC gets the bookies lowdown as a vital stage unfolds for what many believe will be this year’s biggest betting market… ‘US 2020’._________________________Sarbjit Bakhshi – SmarketsSBC: More than a year has passed since initial DNC candidates were put forward. Does the DNC race still hold any ‘unknowns’, or do all roads simply point to a Trump vs Sanders showdown for US 2020? Sarbjit Bakhshi (Head of Politics – Smarkets): Bernie Sanders is now trading at 51% in our market to be the Democratic nominee but with Biden chasing him at 23%. We believe that this is far from a foregone conclusion as has been reported by various media outlets.Sanders needs to win big across a variety of states to get the delegates to be guaranteed his position against Trump in the US Presidential election.We’ve only had a small selection of primaries so far awarding relatively few delegates, but with the more populous states like Texas, where Sanders is at 52% and Biden 37%, yet to award their delegates the race is far from over.This Saturday’s South Carolina Primary market is at 94% for Biden and a big win here could be just the great result he needs to give his campaign momentum ahead of Super Tuesday, and the decisive results of this thrilling night.Matt Shaddick – Ladbrokes PoliticsSBC: Looking at Obama in 2008 and Trump in 2016, US Election’s Super Tuesday has a history of delivering ‘Primary Shocks‘. Which candidates do bookmakers think will be 2020’s ‘Super Tuesday Surprise’? Matt Shaddick (Head of Politics – Ladbrokes): The biggest surprise would be Joe Biden winning up to 5 or 6 states; only a week or so ago people were talking of a Bernie Sanders clean sweep (Now 8/1 to win all 14 states with Ladbrokes).Assessing markets at this moment, I would say that 4 wins would be a good return for Biden and would definitely keep him in the race.On current trading, any Michael Bloomberg state wins would have to count as a surprise, although the odds suggest he has some sort of chance in Oklahoma and Arkansas. Ladbrokes Politics make him a 6/4 shot to pick up any vote share first place.Joe Lee – Paddy PowerSBC: Regardless of the Super Tuesday’s outcome, the DNC remains a divided party, favouring President Trump. How will the ‘US 2020’ market change as it becomes a two-horse race? Joe Lee (Head of GB&I – Paddy Power): There’s no doubt that the DNC race will ultimately culminate in a deeply divided party and you could see real issues when it comes to coalescing behind the ultimate victor – the direction of travel of late indicates Bernie Sanders (10/11 for Nominee) is most likely to emerge from Super Tuesday with a lead, followed by Joe Biden (5/2).Despite Michael Bloomberg (6/1) thrusting himself into a very prominent position when initially announcing his intention to throw his hat in the ring, that momentum has pretty much ground to a halt in recent weeks, and he’s really starting to struggle. Perhaps the Dems are starting to view him as having too many Trump-like similarities… ‘self-made billionaire anyone?’So who would Donald Trump most like to see coming over the hill? Well we’re not entirely sure he’ll be concerned by any of the three main Democratic protagonists and Paddy Power punters are very much in agreement; but as things currently stand he would likely be a bigger favourite vs Biden or Bloomberg (expected in the 1/2 – 2/5 range).With Bernie we see the matchup being a lot closer to the 8/11 – 4/6 range and the potential “he couldn’t even beat Hillary” line being rolled out on a regular basis. These are however much bigger prices than you’d ordinarily anticipate for an incumbent which tells you all you need to know.One of the world events that does often benefit a sitting President however is a crisis – with COVID-19 quickly spreading globally Trump will be given a platform to show leadership. He may also be given a fall guy for any economic downturn stateside which we’re sure the Democrats would have been planning to attack him on given how much he has used the markets and growth to his benefit.It’s safe to say while Super Tuesday will not be a big turning point for Trump in this 2020 race for the White House, it most definitely will for one of the three leading Democrats… so watch this space!last_img read more