Luxury listing: Brisbane power couple put mansion on the market

first_imgMarketing agent Dwight Ferguson of Ray White – Ascot said the home was being sold without a price guide, but was likely torival the sale of nearby 30 Windemere Road, which fetched $5.95 million in April last year. “It’ll be a signature sale, there’s no doubt about it,” Mr Ferguson said. They recruited local architect Richard Groves to renovate and extend the house, without compromising its integrity.“It’s nice the way they’ve blended the old with the new,” Mrs Stening said.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus14 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market14 hours agoThe home is a combination of brick, stonework, stucco, timber and a roofline comprising a series of intersecting gables. The resort-style pool can be seen through glass panels in the subterranean garage, where there is also a wine cellar. There is also a full-size tennis court, which Mrs Stening said she would miss greatly.“I use it four or five times a week,” she said.“And we just upgraded the court, so it’s great.”But she said it was time to sell, though they planned on staying in the area.“It’s probably a bit big for us all now,” Mrs Stening said. “I have always loved that house, always admired it,” Mrs Stening said.“It’s kind of like a fairytale house to me.“It’s got great bones and we knew it had potential straight away.” On the other side of home are two more bedrooms, a glass framed office and a rooftop terrace. On the upper level is the master suite with walk-in robe and ensuite, two more bedrooms, Stening’s studio and a bathroom. center_img Features include a formal lounge room with coffered ceilings, chandeliers, and a brick fireplace.Next door is a sunroom, library and alfresco loggia overlooking an outdoor entertaining space.The kitchen is a mix of sleek stone, marble and rustic timber, and comes with a butler’s pantry. REAL ESTATE: This house at 132 Windermere Rd, Hamilton, has been listed for sale by Brisbane artist Claire Stening.BRISBANE power couple Claire and Jim Stening have put their exquisite Hamilton home on the market, and it seems only fittingthat it’s an architectural masterpiece. Just as the local artist’s paintings command premium prices, the house is also likely to fetch a pretty penny — around the$6 million mark. The mother-of-three, who is well-known for her still life works, and Mr Stening, who is the founder and managing directorof fixed income broker FIIG Securities, recently extended and renovated the heritage-listed house. It has five bedrooms and four bathrooms on a huge 1503 sqm of blue-chip real estate. Records show the property last sold in 2012.Mrs Stening said she and her husband fell in love with the house because of its age and how well it was built. Claire Stening in her Hamilton studio. The grand 1928 estate known as ‘Lynford’ at 132 Windermere Road has been described as “the best example of a Tudor revival home” in the city. last_img read more

Subsea 7 Confirms Woodside Hat-Trick

first_imgSubsea 7 has confirmed the award of three contracts by Woodside since December 2018. Each contract is for engineering studies and includes an option for Woodside to proceed to the execute phase with an engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) contract.The contracts are for:SNE Field Development-Phase 1, offshore Senegal;Scarborough Project, offshore Australia;Julimar Development Phase 2, offshore Australia.The awarded work is for engineering activities required to finalise the technical definition of the proposed developments prior to Woodside and its joint venture partners making final investment decisions (FID), which Woodside is targeting for between mid-2019 and early 2020 depending on the project.The value of the EPCI contracts will be recognised after FID, following exercise of the relevant option. Assuming FID is reached on all three projects, they would in aggregate be equivalent to over $750 million project award for Subsea 7.The Julimar field is located approximately 200km offshore North West Australia. The full scope of work will be to design, procure, install and commission a 22km 18” Corrosion Resistant Alloy (CRA) gas transmission flowline and an umbilical system. The Julimar project was awarded to Subsea 7 as a stand-alone SURF contract and will be led from Subsea 7’s Perth office, with support from other Subsea 7 offices.The SNE and Scarborough projects were awarded to Subsea Integration Alliance, a partnership between Subsea 7 and OneSubsea, with integrated SPS (subsea production systems) and SURF (subsea umbilicals, risers and flowlines) project teams.SNE is a deepwater oil field discovery located offshore, 100 km south of Dakar, Senegal. The proposed development scope includes up to 23 wells with in excess of 90km of rigid pipelines featuring Subsea 7’s Swagelining pipeline and BuBi pipeline technologies. The SNE subsea integrated project will be led from Subsea 7’s London office, with support from other Subsea 7 and OneSubsea offices.The Scarborough Field is located approximately 380km offshore North West Australia. Subject to FID by the Scarborough joint venture, the full integrated project scope of work would include the engineering, procurement, construction and installation of subsea rigid pipelines, flexible risers, umbilicals and associated infrastructure. The Scarborough integrated project will be led from OneSubsea’s Perth office, with support from other Subsea 7 and OneSubsea offices.All three projects will be executed using reeled pipelay and heavy construction vessels from Subsea 7’s fleet with offshore campaigns scheduled between 2021 and 2023.Andy Woolgar, vice president Australia and New Zealand for Subsea 7, said: “These awards build on our relationship with Woodside and our successful track record of projects executed offshore Australia. They highlight the engineering expertise and strength of our business and our local workforce to perform integrated projects from pre-FEED to execution as well as standalone projects.”Gilles Lafaye, vice president Africa for Subsea 7, said: “The award of the SNE FEED contract by Woodside to Subsea Integration Alliance reflects our expertise in integrated projects and we look forward to strengthening our relationship with Woodside. Senegal is an exciting new market for Subsea 7 and we are pleased to support the local oil and gas industry. We look forward to building a long-term and mutually beneficial partnership with Woodside on this project and in future developments.”last_img read more

Study Links Suicide with Marijuana Use

first_imgSmart 11 Sept 2014Family First Comment: Why would we want to liberalise laws around this drug?? Teenagers who start smoking cannabis daily before the age of 17 are seven times more likely to commit suicide, a study has found.According to the paper, published in the Lancet Psychiatry journal, youths who smoke marijuana on a daily basis are also 60% less likely to finish high school.Researchers led by the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre at the University of New South Wales analysed results of three large, long-running studies from Australia and New Zealand involving nearly 3,800 people.They examined the connections between the frequency of cannabis use before age 17 – ranging from never to daily – and seven developmental outcomes assessed up to age 30, including frequency of suicide attempts, high-school completion and attainment of university degree by age 25.“We assessed seven outcomes in young people aged between 17 and 30 years, spanning educational attainment, substance use, mental health, and welfare dependence,” the paper said.READ MORE: up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.last_img read more

Mayor of Roseau concerned about the island’s food import bill

first_img 57 Views   one comment Share Share Share Tweetcenter_img LocalNews Mayor of Roseau concerned about the island’s food import bill by: – November 29, 2011 Sharing is caring! Mayor of Roseau, His Worship Cecil JosephMayor of the City of Roseau Cecil Joseph has expressed concerned about Dominica’s food import bill.Mr Joseph while addressing a National Agriculture Health Food Safety Policy Consultation to identify strategies for strengthening the food safety system in Dominica noted that he hopes that the policy will be implemented.“Looking at our food import bill, it is very alarming…..$23 million is being imported just from meat, $6 million from fish, $8.8 million from alcohol, $8.3 million in non-alcoholic drinks, $9 million in flour, $4 million in sugar and I state those facts because we are now talking about our health and basically some of the things that I did mention here somewhat affect our health. If as a country we continue to see our import bill rising by $3 million every year it says something about the future of Dominica’s health because our national import bill is over 600 million EC dollars. If we exclude petroleum which is $93 million our import bill really is 515 million EC dollars and that says something to me as the mayor of the city of Roseau.”The mayor also called on the policy makers to pay attention to the exporting of our goods and services as well.“I want to call on the importers and I remember as a young boy growing up that the importers were not only looking at importing goods and services but they also looked at the exchange of exporting. I would like to call on the policy makers; those of us who are going to be drafting the policy on food safety, that we should put not just a small line but we should put a line that would represent our food to be sent out of Dominica and to make it mandatory for the companies who are actually importing good and services that they too should be responsible for exporting our good and services,” he said.Mr Joseph further noted that if Dominica is referred to as the fruit basket of the Caribbean this should therefore be reflected in its goods and services.According to the mayor the fact that in recent times young people are suffering from hypertension and heart attacks is an indication that something is wrong with our foods.“We have heard of persons living over the ages of one hundred, ninety, ninety-five and today we are witnessing young men and women are having hypertension, young people are having heart attacks; it says that we are doing something wrong with our foods and if we are talking about food safety my people, Dominicans let us be more serious that where we are today.”Mr Joseph also requested that the Bureau of Standards “get a bit more serious” in ensuring that consumers receive the best quality products.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

Lacson: Anti-Terror Bill dissenters may be behind ‘Facebook dummies’

first_imgPhilippine National Police chief Police General Archie Francisco Gamboa, on the other hand, tasked the Anti-Cybercrime Group to look into the matter as he urged the public to continue reporting to authorities about fake Facebook accounts.The Department of Justice, meanwhile, said it has received a total of 112 reports from Facebook users with dummy accounts just hours after it launched an investigation on the emergence of fake accounts./PN MANILA – The influx of dummy Facebook accounts over the weekend could be a handiwork of groups or individuals who were against the controversial Anti-Terrorism Bill, according to Sen. Panfilo Lacson.Lacson suspects the sudden surge of fake Facebook accounts may only be part of a “scare tactic” against the controversial anti-terrorism measure.“It’s alarming in the sense that it may be part of scare tactics,” said Lacson, the chair of the Senate’s National Defense and Security committee, in an interview with CNN Philippines.“For all we know, those against it are the ones spreading them, so that people may get scared, by dishing out disinformation,” the senator added.Various universities around the country confirmed over the weekend that they received reports of fake and empty Facebook accounts bearing the names of their respective students and alumni.Among those who complained to have fraudulent Facebook account were those who opposed the Anti-Terrorism Bill, which is now up for President Rodrigo Duterte’s signature.Meanwhile, The Communicator, a student publication of the Polytechnic University of the Philippines-College of Communication, has reported that a student in the college received a threat from a fictitious Facebook account.Malacañang said they will leave it up to the National Privacy Commission to look into the matter. It also warned those behind could be charged under the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012.“Ilegal po ‘yang pag clone ng Facebook accounts. Dun sa mga may pakana niyan, mabuti pa ay humanap na lang kayo ng ibang gagawin,” Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said in a virtual press conference on Monday afternoon.The Department of National Defense, for their part, launched an investigation on the emergence of fake Facebook accounts, which Defense chief Delfin Lorenzana described as a cause of alarm as it creates “discordant voices among the people.”last_img read more

2 Break Into Historic Landmark

first_imgAURORA, Ind. — Police are searching for a man they said tried to break into a historic mansion in Aurora, Indiana.Police said Gerald Seibert and Cody Tegtmeier were caught by police inside the Hillforest Mansion, a national historic landmark owned and operated by the Hillforest Historical Foundation.Police said the pair had smoked marijuana, covered their faces with bandannas and then used a ladder to climb into a fourth-story window.Then the two took cash from a donation jar inside.Police arrested Seibert but said that Tegtmeier escaped on foot.Police said Tegtmeier is a 5-foot-11 white male weighing 160 pounds with brown hair, hazel eyes and possibly a nose ring.Charges for burglary, conspiracy to commit burglary, theft and resisting law enforcement have been filed.last_img read more

Ruby Roberts

first_imgRuby A. Roberts, of Sunman, was born on September 21, 1918 at home in Lawrenceville, the daughter of Charles and Leona Clarkson Gutapfel.  She married Theodore (Ted) Roberts on September 21, 1940 in Klemmes Corner, and he preceded her in death on May 13, 2005.  Ruby was farmer’s wife and a member of St. John Lutheran Church, Hubbells Corner.  She enjoyed playing cards, dancing and spending time with her family – they remember her as a great cook and someone who didn’t miss a day reading her bible.  On Wednesday, October 12, 2016, at the age of 98, Ruby passed away peacefully at the Waters of Batesville. Those surviving who will cherish Ruby’s memory include; daughter, Sandra (Roger) Lang of Sunman; grandchildren, Monica Lang of Indianapolis, Melinda Lang and Brandon Lang, both of Sunman.  Besides her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a brother, Richard Gutapel.  Memorial contributions may be directed to Evangelical Union Cemetery.  To sign the online guestbook or to leave a personal condolence, please visit  The staff of Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home is honored to care for the family of Ruby Roberts.center_img Friends may visit with the family on Saturday, October 15, 2016 from 10 a.m. till 12 noon at St. John Lutheran Church- Hubbells Corner.  Services, officiated by Pastor Tom Frey are at 12 noon.  Burial will follow in Evangelical Union Cemetery, next to the church.   last_img read more

The Latest: Serena Williams in 4th-round action at US Open

first_imgIt is a rematch of a contest Sakkari won less than two weeks ago at the Western & Southern Open, a hard-court tournament played this year at Flushing Meadows.Williams owns six U.S. Open titles and 23 Grand Slam singles championships in all. Sakkari, a 25-year-old from Greece, is trying to reach her first Grand Slam quarterfinal.The winner will face Alize Cornet or Tsvetana Pironkova next.___ The Latest: Serena Williams in 4th-round action at US Open Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times EDT):12:05 p.m.Serena Williams and Maria Sakkari are on court in Arthur Ashe Stadium to warm up for their fourth-round meeting at the U.S. Open. Associated Press center_img More AP tennis: and September 7, 2020last_img read more

Lord and Shun star in Canada’s club cricket competition

first_imgGCC’S SECOND-division captain Devon Lord and GNIC all-rounder Ryan Shun starred with ball and bat to propel the Red Star Cricket Club to victory in the Etobicoke and District 50-Over Cricket League on Saturday at Caledonia Park, in Toronto, Canada.Both local-based Guyanese cricketers, they travelled up for the league, which runs until the end of October.For Lord, this is his second year playing for Red Star, while Shun is playing for the first time this season.The GNIC cricketer has had a relatively good run outside of Guyana, given that he did well for the Munroe Road Cricket Club in a premier two league in Trinidad earlier this year.Lord played two previous games, prior to last Saturday’s victory, but he batted late and did not get the opportunity to bowl. Shun, on the other hand, played his second game on Saturday and has looked solid with the bat so far, given that he followed up his 47, over a week ago, with 63 not out two days ago.In their clash against Melbourne CC, Red Star won the toss and reached 158-2 off of 34 overs before rain ended the innings prematurely.Shun, batting at number three, led the attack. He struck four fours and three sixes in a top score of 63 not out.In reply, Lord made light work of the middle order. The left-arm spinner finished with 4-30 from six overs.The GCC cricketer was also outstanding with the ball in the league last year, after finishing with a team high 24 wickets.last_img read more

Croatia Defeat France to Win Davis Cup Title

first_imgMarin Cilic sealed Croatia’s victory over defending champions France in the Davis Cup final with a 7-6 6-3, 6-3 win over Lucas Pouille last Sunday afternoon in Lille.Croatia led 2-0 after Borna Coric and Cilic recorded straight-set wins over Jeremy Chardy and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga on Friday, but Nicolas Mahut and Pierre-Hugues Herbert won Saturday’s doubles to give France hope.The hosts trailed 2-1 and needed to win both reverse singles on the final day to become the first team since 1939 to overturn a 2-0 deficit in a final, but their hopes of a comeback were soon dashed. Cilic produced a dominant display to defeat Pouille in straight sets and give Croatia an unassailable 3-1 lead, to clinch their second Davis Cup crown following their maiden win in 2005.Former US Open champion Cilic struggled with his first serve in the opening set, yet still didn’t face a single break point.Pouille, who replaced Jeremy Chardy after France captain Yannick Noah changed his line-up in a bid to force a decisive fifth match, made repeated mistakes on his backhand.He managed to stay in contention on the back of his strong serve and some clever drop shots that surprised Cilic, but his Croat rival raised his level in the tiebreaker.Cilic won four straight points to seal the set, including a thunderous forehand pass that left Pouille stranded.Pouille’s level of play then dropped drastically, while Cilic kept up the intensity and broke for a 4-2 lead in the second set.Pouille managed to save four set points in the eighth game with a series of fine serves before Cilic held his next service game to seal the set with a crosscourt forehand.Despite the support of the vociferous French fans at the Pierre Mauroy Stadium, Pouille appeared powerless in the third set and dropped his serve again in the fifth game after yet another backhand error that sealed his fate.The Frenchman saved two match points at 5-3 but was forced to watch when Cilic unleashed a superb lob that secured another break and the title.Croatia, who were the first unseeded nation to win the Davis Cup in 2005, will now enter the history books as the last winners of this Davis Cup format before the century-old competition is revamped next year.The 2019 competition will do away with the home and away format after an opening qualification round and will culminate in an 18-nation finals week in Madrid in November.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more