Basildon Evolution after global revolution

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Cashed-up Gold Coast homeowners are splurging out on luxury wardrobes

first_imgPat Worboys in her amazing wardrobe which she extended. Picture: Jerad WilliamsOn the Sovereign Islands, luxury mansion Villa Blue Waters is fitted out with a television in the dressing room and champagne to keep you refreshed. Just down the road, a sprawling mansion at King Arthurs Court comes with a 9sq m wardrobe — for shoes only.Designer Michelle Marsden said wardrobes were becoming just as important as kitchens for some homeowners and costing just as much. 111 Commodore Drive, Paradise Waters.Mrs Worboys said the couple expanded the wardrobe considerably when they bought the house.“The bedrooms were originally quite expansive so we were able to create a bigger wardrobe without taking away too much space from the bedroom,” she said.“We’ve decorated it and made it a tranquil space with natural light and plants.” 57 Woodroffe Ave, Main Beach.Ms Marsden said she has been styling property in Australia for 25 years and in the past 12 months has been inundated with wardrobe requests. Some of the crazy requests include coffee stations, bar fridges, special sunglass storage, security safes and even bulletproof walls. “Televisions and make up areas are becoming a norm in the wardrobes I’m seeing, homeowners are really thinking outside the box,” she said.“Coffee stations are also a big trend simply due to the fact that the house is so big it is easier to make a coffee in the wardrobe than go to the kitchen.”Ms Marsden said the luxury trend followed the Hamptons style which was popping up in most Gold Coast homes. 7360 Marine Drive East Hope Island, QLD, 4212. Picture: CoreLogicJAW-DROPPING WARDROBES ON THE MARKET 57 Woodroffe Ave, Main Beach111 Commodore Drive, Paradise Waters21 King Arthurs Court, Sovereign Islands7360 Marine Drive East, Sanctuary Cove 43 Meadowlake Drive, Carrara31801/2 Ephraim Island, Paradise Point 21 King Arthurs Court, Sovereign Islands.“My husband and I still find that we have a lot of excess space that we can’t fill.”In Mrs Worboys’ closet, French doors open to reveal a lavish room with a study nook and makeup area. “One whole side of the room is devoted to shoes,” Mrs Worboys said.center_img Pat Worboys in her amazing wardrobe. Picture: Jerad WilliamsTHESE wardrobes rival the closet of Sex in the City star Carrie Bradshaw. High ceilings, chandeliers and bulletproof walls are just some of the wardrobe must-haves in Gold Coast prestige property.The trend is leaving some cashed-up homeowners with wardrobes as big as the average lounge room and costing them up to $50,000. 31801/2 Ephraim Island, Paradise Point.“We wanted to create a practical room that we could spend time in and not just have as another utility. “My friends and I can hang out in the wardrobe and my husband loves working in there. These spaces are not like they used to be, they have a lot of potential if you have a great usable design.” 18 Boolama Place, Mudgeeraba.“When I was working in the US big wardrobes were in most houses and the Gold Coast has adapted it just like the Hamptons trend,” she said. More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North3 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa23 hours agoMen are no exception either according to Ms Marsden, who said even they have wardrobes as big as their partners. Mother-of-three Pat Worboys recently renovated her Surfers Paradise mansion and said her walk-in wardrobe was more than just a place to store clothes.“More space means we are able to purchase more shoes and clothes, we don’t have to compromise and throw away things that we love,” she said.last_img read more

Diana Shipping Adds Post-Panamax Bulker

first_imgAthens-based dry bulk specialist Diana Shipping has taken delivery of M/V Phaidra, a 2013-built Post-Panamax vessel previously known as Soya May, from the US-based Foremost Maritime Corp. In April 2017, Diana entered into an agreement to buy the 87,146 dwt ship for USD 20.1 million in an en block transaction which included one more Foremost’s Post-Panamax bulker, according to data provided by VesselsValue. Also in April, the company purchased a Kamsarmax bulker from Thenamaris.Subsequently, Diana’s board of directors approved the acquisition of the three vessels.Furthermore, the company informed it has entered into a time charter contract with Singapore’s Koch Shipping for one of its Capesize dry bulk vessels, M/V Semirio. The 174,261 dwt Semirio was built in 2007.The gross charter rate is USD 14,150 per day for a period of minimum twelve to maximum sixteen months. The charter is expected to commence on May 20, 2017.Additionally, the company has agreed to extend the present time charter contract with Narina Maritime for one of its Panamax dry bulk vessels, the 2006-built M/V Coronis, for a period of minimum eleven to maximum fourteen months.The gross charter rate for the 74,381 dwt ship is USD 9,000 per day and the new charter period is expected to commence on May 17, 2017.As disclosed, the employment of Semirio as well as the employment extension of Coronis are anticipated to generate approximately USD 8.06 million of gross revenue for the minimum scheduled period of the time charters.Including the newly delivered Phaidra, Diana’s fleet currently comprises 49 dry bulk vessels. The company also expects to take delivery of one Post-Panamax dry bulk vessel by the end of May 2017 as well as one Kamsarmax ship by the end of May 2017.As of May 15, the combined carrying capacity of the company’s fleet, excluding the two vessels not yet delivered, is around 5.75 million dwt with a weighted average age of 7.9 years.last_img read more

Euthanasia strikes a nerve

first_imgNZ Herald 30 May 2015It is not often I wish I was a pensioner in Wellington but I did this week. Given spare time and proximity to the city’s High Court, I would have been in the public gallery every day of the hearing of Lecretia Seales’ request for euthanasia.I’d have been very quiet, assuming most of those around me were friends and supporters of the 42-year-old woman with an inoperable brain tumour. When her battery of lawyers argued that her wish ought to be a matter between Lecretia and her doctor and that it was nobody else’s business, I’d have been asking myself, why do I care? Why am I here?All I know is that I do not want her to take her own life, with or without assistance, and nor does the law but I don’t know why. I’d have come back the next day hoping to hear the Solicitor General, Mike Heron QC, provide a profound answer.Reports from the court quote him saying the sanctity of life was a fundamental principle of the common law. “The principle recognises that human life is a basic, intrinsic good.” The law was designed also to protect the vulnerable.“The right not to be killed is enjoyed regardless of inability or disability.”The spectre of the very old and infirm being pressured to request death is not a satisfying answer to the campaign for euthanasia. Doctors pull the plug on comatose patients every day with the consent of families. Voluntary euthanasia is a much more chilling, premeditated prospect.Lawyers for Lecretia Seales contended that she and her doctor already have the right to make the decision under the New Zealand Bill of Rights Act which provides for the right to life and the right not to be subjected to cruelty. read more

Lady Bulldogs Get 1st Win Of The Season

first_imgThe Batesville Lady Bulldogs got into the win column for the first time this season with a 7-5 victory over The Lawrenceburg Lady Tigers.Batesville vs. Lawrenceburg Softball (4-22)Batesville is 1-8 overall and 1-5 in EIAC play and will travel to Greenfield Central for a Friday Night Doubleheader.  Game One 1st Pitch will be around 5:30.Submitted by Batesville Coach Jody Thomas.last_img

Mr. David Eugene “Pete” Purnell

first_imgMr. David Eugene “Pete” Purnell, age 66, of Vevay, Indiana, entered this life on February 19, 1952, in Switzerland County, Indiana, the son of the late, Eddie B. and Jean Marie (Hall) Purnell. He was raised in Switzerland County, Indiana where he was a 1970 graduate of the Switzerland County High School. Pete was inducted into the United States Army National Guard on May 16, 1986 and was honorably discharged with the rank of Sergeant on May 15, 1987. Pete was inducted into the United States Army on October 22, 1970 at Fort Knox, Kentucky and was honorably discharged with the rank of Sergeant on July 24, 1973 at Fort Benjamin in Harrison, Indiana. Pete was employed as a truck driver for various companies for several years. He also farmed on the family farm for several years in Switzerland County, Indiana. Pete was a member of the Vevay American Legion Post #185 and the Vevay VFW Post #5396. He will be remembered for his love of fishing, socializing with his family and friends, cooking and tinkering on cars and motorcycles Pete passed away at 1:30 a.m., Saturday, December 15, 2018, at his daughters residence in Indianapolis, Indiana.Pete will be deeply missed by his children, Sherry Jones and her husband, Van of Indianapolis, IN, Charles Purnell of Indianapolis, IN, Preston Purnell of Florence, KY, Blake Purnell and his companion, Kathie Morling of Florence, IN, Destiny Purnell and her companion, Joe Hall of Indianapolis, IN and Justin Purnell and his wife, Vanessa of Florence, IN; his several grandchildren and his several great-grandchildren; his brother, Eddie Carroll Purnell of Columbus, IN; his sisters, Mary L. Heath and her husband, Gary of Madison, IN and Judy L. Ritch and her husband, David of Tupelo, MS and his several nieces and nephews.He was preceded in death by his parents, Eddie B. Purnell, died March 14, 2010 and Jean Marie (Hall) Purnell, died February 15, 2008; his sister, Patricia Ann “Trisha” Purnell, died June 18, 2017; his sister-in-law, Bonnie Purnell, died November 26, 2015 and his best friend, Rick L. McKenzie, died August 1, 2010.Friends may call 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Thursday, December 20, 2018, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana 47043.Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, December 20, 2018, at 1:00 p.m., by Rev. Mike Jones at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana 47043.Interment and full military rites will be conducted by the Honor Guard of the Vevay American Legion Post #185 and the Vevay VFW Post #5396 in the Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Madison, Indiana.Memorial contributions may be made to the Vevay American Legion Post #185 or Vevay VFW Post #5396. Cards are available at the funeral home or online at www.haskellandmorrison.comlast_img read more

Lambert: Weimann talks ongoing

first_img Press Association Lambert added: “I’ve spoken to him and everything is fine. Talks are ongoing but that’s normal when you are trying to negotiate. “Andi loves it here. I’ve spoken to him. I think there are more important things at this moment in time than worrying about contracts. “What will happen with his contract will happen. He’s still under contract so at the minute it’s fine. I don’t think he’ll walk away. I don’t.” Lambert added: “I think everyone knows agents can inflate people’s salaries to whatever it is going to be. I think Andi’s been very good and I’ve no problem with him at all. He’s concentrating on the next 11 games. I’ve spoken to him a few times.” Villa striker Darren Bent is doubtful for Monday’s home clash against Barclays Premier League champions Manchester City with a foot injury. Lambert will also check on the fitness of captain Ron Vlaar, who missed last weekend’s defeat at Arsenal with a calf problem. He said: “Darren is still struggling with a knock on his foot which is a little bit of a concern. “We’ll have to wait and see on Ron’s calf injury. He did a little bit yesterday. He’s progressing.” Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert is confident the club can retain the services of striker Andreas Weimann and says talks are continuing over a new contract.center_img Weimann has 17 months left of his remaining deal – worth around £15,000 a week – and there has been speculation that negotiations have stalled over the terms of a four-year contract offer. But Lambert wants to keep hold of the Austria Under-21 international, who has netted 10 times this season, and insists Weimann is happy at the midlands club. He said: “Have contract talks stalled? No, we are still talking. Contrary to reports, I spoke to Andi the other day about it and he has never once indicated what the report said.” last_img read more

Gerrard still key to Reds – Rodgers

first_img The England midfielder missed the final two matches of last season to have surgery on a persistent shoulder problem but the Reds boss does not envisage any issues with him for the start of the new campaign. “He’s 33 now but Steven is still an integral part of what I’m trying to do here and will be for the next few years,” he said. Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers insists captain Steven Gerrard forms an integral part of his plans for the next few years. “He had his operation towards the end of the season and the plan was for him to continue his rehab over the off-season. It’s a big credit to him – he’s worked tirelessly over the summer. He won’t be too far away. He looks great and is in great condition.” Rodgers is also pleased to have been able to bring in experienced defender Kolo Toure this summer. With Jamie Carragher, who was a virtual ever-present in the second half of the season, having retired the Reds boss wanted to find someone who can provide leadership at the back. “Losing someone like Jamie Carragher was going to leave a massive hole for us in terms of his experience,” he told “Kolo’s experience is going to be really important for us – but not just that. He’s someone with a winning mentality. “There weren’t too many available who were better than Kolo Toure. He’s played with big clubs, he understands what a winning mentality is about. “He’s a good man as well – he knows what the culture is like at a big club.” center_img Press Associationlast_img read more