Developer lists luxury pad

first_imgAlso on this floor is the sunken foyer which leads up to the open plan living area with its expansive windows and bi-fold doors. The house has stunning river viewsAria Property Group founder Tim Forrester and his wife Mackenzie are selling their stunning riverfront house at Norman Park.The developer, which is responsible for a number of high-end, award-winning residential towers in Brisbane, was founded by Mr Forrester in 2003, but it was Mrs Forrester who led the charge when it came to renovating 30 Wendell Street at Norman Park. Tim Forrester “I am from the US and grew up visiting my grandparents in California,” she said. “I have always loved the architecture there, the mix of Spanish and regency styles, and my favourite, mid-century modern. “It was so fun to bring luxury to this original home by opening up the views, adding gorgeous finishes, palm trees, and upgrading the key living areas.” More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus13 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market13 hours ago“It was this feeling of driving down the hill and arriving at this Riveria-feeling place, not typical of Brisbane,” she said. “The view, the double reach of the river, the angle of the skyline, and the green space of New Farm Park. “I am passionate about giving properties a new life and from the moment I stepped foot inside this 1964-built house I could see exactly how I would like it to unfold.”The two-storey, California-inspired house sits on an 888sq m block and is framed by manicured gardens and palm trees.The lower level consists of a second living room with its original tile flooring, vintage light fixtures and a retro fashioned kitchenette. The couple at an opening back in 2009.Pic. Drew FitzgibbonThe couple bought the four bedroom riverfront property in 2013, but are now selling after purchasing a sprawling mansion at Fig Tree Pocket.Speaking about the first time she laid eyes on the Norman Park house, Mrs Forrester said she saw its potential and could not wait to make it a home. The kitchen has a stone waterfall benchtop, designer appliances, a neutral palette and handmade tiles, while the main living area has polished timber floors, a gas fireplace, and a built-in timber cabinetry wall with a fixed Bose home entertainment system. Glass bi-fold doors connect the living room with the timber entertaining deck which has views of the river and numerous Brisbane landmarks.Other notable features include ducted airconditioning, a dedicated laundry with exterior access and also internal access to the secure garage which allows space for two vehicles.Mrs Forrester said they loved everything about the house, but with a growing family they wanted ever more space for their children to roam.“The front yard off the street for playing with the kids, the river side for enjoying the sunset and being with friends, and every little part of the inside of the house … ” she said. “It is so functional and just a great place to be in.”The property is listed with Place Bulimba agent Sarah Hackett. The tender closes at 4pm on April 4. Adjoining this space is a large storage area, sauna and wine cellar. There is also a multipurpose room which could be transformed into a bedroom or guest retreat as it has a built-in wardrobe and access to a third bathroom.This lower level flows out on to a patio that overlooks the pool and landscaped lawn that leads down to the private pontoon with direct river access.The upper level is home to the living spaces plus three bedrooms including the carpeted master bedroom with a walk-in robe and ensuite, complete with double vanities and a large shower.last_img read more


first_imgBUSINESS: Management at The Base Enterprise Centre have launched an intensive new business course which is aimed at those interested in starting their own business. Aimed at: People thinking of starting their own business or in the early stages of start-up who can demonstrate that they have a well-researched business idea and that they are capable of commercialising.Objectives: On successful completion of the programme participants should have a sound knowledge of the essentials of business start-up, have developed a business plan and be in a position to go about their start-up in an effective way PROGRAMME CONTENT:The principal skills needed to start‐up and run a businessBusiness PlanningMarketingLegal considerationsRegistering Your BusinessFinancial ManagementPersonal and Time ManagementFinancesEmploying PeopleMentoring: Programme includes up to 4 hours one-to-one mentoring.  The mentoring can be providing during the training programme or following its completion.Duration: The programme will be delivered one day/week over 6 weeks from 9:30am- 4:30pmIn The BASE Enterprise Centre, Stranorlar, on the following dates: 03/09/201510/09/201517/09/201524/09/201501/10/2015 09/10/2015Cost: The cost of the course is €100.00.  Refreshments are provided and each participant will be given a hard-copy of all training documents, as part of a training pack.This includes all handouts, presentations, sample Plans, case studies, etc.If you are interested in attending the ‘Start your own business programme’ in The BASE contact us today Email: [email protected] or phone Mob: 087 607 5555Ruth Graham who is now an Associate member of The BASE Enterprise Centre has this to say about the programme “The ‘Start Your Own Business’ programme far exceeded my expectations. The rather loose business idea I started out with became refined as the weeks progressed and I gained practical knowledge on how to make my idea into a reality.Not only was it invaluable in preparing my business plan, but I also became more confident and finished the course feeling not only well-prepared, but EXCITED to start my new journey into business!”Thomas  M.  Cullen  B.C.L. , B.L. , M.B.A.t/a Abacus Business CoachingSpecialist in  Business Start Up’s and Organisational DevelopmentThomas has for  the  last  12  years ( 2003 to 2015 )  been a  self-employed  free-lance Business Coach , Lecturer  and  Trainer. Prior  to  2003  his  work  focussed  on   Business Management  and  Human  Resources  holding  senior  positions  up to  and  including  Managing  Director  for  Private  Company’s  and  a  Director  within  a  Public  Company.Cumulatively  Thomas has  30 years  academic  and  vocational experience  with  both indigenous  and  multinational organisations  in  a  variety  of  managerial positions.Thomas has worked throughout the country delivering a variety of programs related to enterprise development and entrepreneurship. Thomas is the principle trainer and mentor for the BASE Enterprise Centre, Stranorlar “Start Your Own Business” programme.THE BASE ENTERPRISE CENTRE LAUNCH BUSINESS COURSE AIMED AT START-UP COMPANIES was last modified: August 13th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Businessnewslast_img read more

Arcata wins battle of the Tigers

first_imgArcata High won the battle of the Tigers at the Arcata Ball Park on Wednesday night, defeating Lick-Wilmerding out of San Francisco 6-0 in the opening round of the North Coast Section playoffs.In other playoff action Wednesday, Del Norte fell 11-6 to visiting St. Mary’s, and South Fork defeated Anderson Valley 12-2 in Miranda.For Arcata, Jaden Gorge pitched six innings for the win, holding the visiting Tigers to just three hits and appearing in control throughout.“That’s what he does,” …last_img

2011 Comrades draws big names

first_imgThis year marks the 86th year of theComrades Marathon, and has attracted19 617 runners.(Image: CONTACTS• Peter ProctorComrades Marathon Association+27 33 897 8650RELATED ARTICLES• Search on for top thrill-seekers• Epic run to put smiles on faces• Sport in South Africa• SA women conquers the Seven SummitsNosimilo RamelaThe 2011 Comrades Marathon taking place on 29 May promises to be the most competitive edition yet. For the first time in the history of the race, top Ethiopian runners have entered and are set to pose a great threat to defending champions. The race has also seen an increase in entrants from the UK, US, Australia and Brazil.Now in its 86th year, the 89km ultra marathon – dubbed the Ultimate Human Race – has attracted an overwhelming number of entries from all around the world, resulting in a field of 19 617 competitors. This year’s entrants are 78% male and 22% female.Chairperson of the Comrades Marathon Association Peter Proctor said this year’s success is a result of the country’s successful hosting of the first African Fifa World Cup.“After the excitement of the Fifa World Soccer Cup last year, the Comrades Marathon also celebrated a great year.”Proctor said it is exciting to see that the 2011 race has attracted so many entrants. “The Comrades Marathon’s ability to attract runners from all walks of life firmly attests to its domination of the South African road-running calendar.”This year’s race will be run from Durban to Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal’s two major cities. This is known as the “up run” as it has more climbs from the coast inland. As this route is more challenging, it’s 2km shorter than the 89km “down run” from Pietermaritzburg to Durban – the route followed every alternate year.This year’s runners will face five major hills along the way, popularly known as the “Big Five”. Cowies Hill is the first one, about 14km from the start. It is a moderately difficult climb, rising about 137m in the space of 1.5km.Fields Hill is the second one, about 22km from Durban, and rises 213m over a distance of 3km.Botha’s Hill follows with a gentler altitude rise of about 150m and covering a distance of 2.4km. At the top of this hill there is a human landmark well-known to all veteran Comrades runners. Every year since the marathon began, boys from local high school Kearsney College have gathered in numbers outside the school gates on the hilltop to cheer on and hand out refreshments to the tired runners.In the 7km stretch from the top of Botha’s Hill, there is a steep but sharp descent known as Alverstone.Shortly after that, runners encounter the Wall of Honour on the right hand side of the road, overlooking the Valley of 1 000 Hills. This wall was created as a permanent landmark to honour the achievements of runners who have completed the epic journey between the two cities.A few 100m past this is the halfway mark, which is immediately followed by the fourth “Big Five” hill, Inchanga. Here runners are confronted by a tough 2.5km hill that rises to 150m in altitude.At 870m, Umlaas Road is the highest point on the route and situated about 19km from Pietermaritzburg. This point is largely unnoticed by most runners, as it is not a recognisable hill. The only landmark here is a concrete water tower.The ultimate hill is next, Polly Shorts. It lies in wait 80km away from Durban and is often the make-or-break point for even the top contenders. The climb is 1.8km in length with the peak at an altitude of 737m.Founded by First World War veteran Vic Clapham, the Comrades Marathon is one of the greatest ultra marathons in the world. It is one of South Africa’s enchanting national treasures and attracts thousands of runners, spectators and television viewers every year.Runners of all talents and ages come together on the day in a gruelling display of mind and body strength.last_img read more

Omnibus bill an imperfect win for ag

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Congress moved forward with a FY 2016 Omnibus Appropriations Bill that would fund government through the end of this fiscal year and bring the U.S. into compliance with the World Trade Organization on Country of Origin Labeling.The congressional omnibus spending and tax extender bills will benefit agriculture greatly if passed, the American Farm Bureau said. Farm Bureau said the bills would provide relief to America’s farmers and ranchers, but is disappointed that Congress failed to stop the Waters of the U.S. rule.“This tax extender package gives farmers and ranchers critical tools to help them reinvest in their businesses,” said Bob Stallman, AFBF president. “Tax provisions like Section 179 small business expensing and bonus deprecation free up cash flow for farmers and ranchers to put their money to work. New provisions will let our members make important upgrades that reduce costs, increase efficiency and help make their businesses sustainable for generations to come.”A provision to stop the EPA’s unlawful Waters of the U.S. rule was surprisingly missing from the package, as was language that would have set a nationwide standard for labeling of food containing genetically modified ingredients. Congress’s failure to act will bring the heavy cost of a patchwork of state labeling mandates to farmers and consumers as early as next month.“We are truly disappointed that Congress did not include legislation to stop implementation of WOTUS,” Stallman said. “The courts have already expressed serious legal concerns about the rule, and the U.S. Government Accountability Office has concluded that EPA broke the law with its covert propaganda campaign to drum up ill-informed support for it. We remain committed to working with Congress to stop EPA and help America’s landowners, businesses and state and local governments avoid years in court to overturn the rule. This measure undeniably resulted from an illegal and deceptive process. Defeating WOTUS remains a priority of Farm Bureau. We will explore all avenues to ditch the rule.”AFBF also supports omnibus provisions to repeal of country-of-origin labeling requirements, which would effectively prevent Canada and Mexico from initiating retaliatory actions.“Farm Bureau supports COOL programs that are in line with world trade rules,” Stallman said. “Current COOL programs, unfortunately, risk serious retaliation by Canada and Mexico now that the World Trade Organization has approved more than $1 billion in tariffs against American beef, pork and other U.S. commodities if COOL is not changed.”last_img read more