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A kitchen splash back that comes with underwater views and tropical fish

first_imgEnjoy a 2.7m view of tropical fish.“A lot of people have been asking if it is real or if it is just a wallpaper illusion,” Hoger-Jefferies, who is a real estate agent with Harcourts Coastal, said.“I assure you it’s real and all the fish are too.”The aquarium spans 2.7m across the kitchen bench and lights up with blue and white LED lights. Hoger-Jefferies said the fish like to watch her cook.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North8 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day agoFilled with blue claw crayfish, sixlets and silver dollar fish,Hoger-Jefferies said the fish will “come with the sale”.“Glen and I have always had fish tanks in our home as we love fish watching, which is where the idea originally came from,” she said.“We used to have a fish tank in the living area and one day we asked our fish tank cleaner how hard it would be to use it as a kitchen feature.” 33 Sunrise Blvd, Surfers Paradise.WASHING the dishes just became the most exciting chore with these underwater views.Emma Hoger-Jefferies and her partner Glen Dobson are hoping to hook a buyer their unique aquarium-kitchen home in Surfers Paradise.The couple said they had received several calls about the unusual splashback design since it hit the market last week. Hoger-Jefferies is a Harcourts Coastal agent and said she hasn’t seen anything like her kitchen on the Gold Coast yet. Picture by Richard GoslingAnd Hoger-Jefferies said the tank wasn’t too hard to clean.“Considering it is a very large tank it is pretty easy to maintain — it costs us $70 every six weeks,” she said.The couple bought the waterfront home at 33 Sunrise Blvd in 2015 before renovating it, are taking it to auction on May 17. What the kitchen looked like before the couple decided to use the fish tank as a splash back idea. Picture by Richard GoslingDream kitchens, styling tips and more…Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:40Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:40 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenClose Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Top Trends 2017: Kitchen Design00:40 Related videos 00:40Top Trends 2017: Kitchen Design01:30Plants to grow in the kitchen02:18Let’s talk: kitchen trends00:54Declutter your kitchen – Re-style it12:32Lana’s Dream Home: Ep 702:45Step into a green oasisThe couple said they paid $5000 for the custom-made glass.“We have no clue how many fish are actually in there because they seem to be multiplying,”Hoger-Jefferies said.“They are very amusing when I’m cooking because they all swim up to the glass in a big group and watch you.“Washing the dishes isn’t too bad with underwater views.”last_img read more

CargoSmart, Cosco and Tesla in blockchain trial

first_imgThe use of blockchain in the shipping industry is expected to bring numerous benefits as it cuts the red tape and bolsters the efficiency of the supply chain. The GSBN has attracted the interest of liner majors such as CMA CGM, COSCO, Hapag-Lloyd and OOCL as well as, COSCO SHIPPING Ports, Hutchison Ports, Port of Qingdao, PSA International, and SIPG. “The pilot is a key component of our journey towards paperless, trusted, and seamless trade processes at the Port of Shanghai, and it demonstrates the benefits for supply chain stakeholders around the world,” Henry Huang, Executive DGM of Operation & Business Department of SIPG, said. Tech firm CargoSmart Limited has carried out a pilot project with ocean carrier COSCO Shipping Lines using blockchain to share shipment data with a terminal operator in real-time. The goal of the pilot was to minimize consignee and shipping agent verification steps with their ocean carriers in order to speed up the release of sea waybills. Once the GSBN is formally established, CargoSmart plans to conduct similar pilots with Xiamen Ocean Gate Container Terminal (XOCT) and other terminal operators such as those at the Port of Qingdao in China and the Port of Laem Chabang in Thailand.   As a result, truckers are able to pick up their cargo at the terminal faster, helping shippers meet delivery windows. The project is part of the Global Shipping Business Network (GSBN) blockchain consortium, which is pending regulatory approval. The objective is to broaden the scope of the pilot by involving more carriers and terminals, and eventually extending the pilot to other industry participants in the near future. As part of the process, COSCO and SIPG streamlined the cargo release process by enabling Tesla to accelerate its cargo pick up procedures. The network aims to provide a platform for the shipping supply chain participants to work collaboratively on accelerating the digital transformation of the shipping industry. The pilot also allowed SIPG to view a single, trusted source of COSCO’s sea waybill data, enabling faster preparation of delivery orders for consignees and their shipping agents. Apart from COSCO, Shanghai International Port Group (SIPG), and Tesla (Tesla) took part in the project which took place in December 2019. CargoSmart said that it has managed to further enhance the application to display laden gate out, appointment date, and terminal release. “The pilot with SIPG and CargoSmart showcased significant efficiency gains not only in the cargo release process, but also for downstream supply chain planning by presenting a single source of truth for documentation for all involved parties,” Wu Yu, General Manager of Business Process & System Division of COSCO said.last_img read more

Cabinet ministers appeal Justice Cottle’s decision

first_imgLocalNews Cabinet ministers appeal Justice Cottle’s decision by: – April 21, 2011 Sharing is caring! Share Share Tweetcenter_img 27 Views   no discussions Share Senior Counsel Mr. Anthony AstaphanThe Cabinet Ministers of the Dominica Labour Party government were granted leave to apply for Judicial Review on Monday 18th April, 2011 but were not granted the injunction nor the application for Interim Relief which they applied for.Justice Cottle in rendering his decision concluded that Mr. Bruney’s public statements against the Prime Minister and government did not disqualify him for nomination to the IPO, nor was there sufficient evidence to persuade him that an injunction should be issued to prevent him from sitting on the Commission.In an interview with Senior Counsel Anthony Astaphan this afternoon, he confirmed that a Notice of Appeal was filed to appeal the judge’s decision not to grant the injunction against Mr. Bruney.Click here for interview with Mr. Astaphan: Meantime Mr. Astaphan informed that the Fixed Date Claim Form will be taken to trial to determine whether or not Mr. Bruney was in fact qualified for nomination.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

Rio+20: $513 billion pledged to sustainable development

first_img Sharing is caring! Share Share Share 16 Views   no discussionscenter_img Tweet NewsRegional Rio+20: $513 billion pledged to sustainable development by: – June 23, 2012 Sha Zukang, Secretary-General of the Rio+20 UN Conference on Sustainable Development. UN Photo/Maria Elisa FrancoRIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil — At the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20), some $513 billion in funding has been committed by governments, the private sector, civil society and other groups to achieve a sustainable future.“From the very beginning we have said that Rio+20 is about implementation and concrete action,” said Rio+20’s Secretary-General, Sha Zukang, at a press conference in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Friday. “The commitments that we share with you today demonstrate that governments, the UN systems, and the nine major groups are committed and serious about implementation.”Of the funds committed, $323 billion will be devoted to achieving universal access to sustainable energy by 2030.A wide range of actions have also been pledged during Rio+20. These include planting 100 million trees, empowering 5,000 women entrepreneurs in green economy businesses in Africa, and recycling 800,000 tons of polyvinyl chloride (commonly known as PVC) – one of the most widely used plastics – per year.Some 40,000 people – including heads of state and government, representatives from non-governmental organizations and the private sector – have been in Rio de Janeiro for the past three days, attending Rio+20, and seeking to help shape new policies to promote global prosperity, reduce poverty and advance social equity and environmental protection.A key element on the conference has been its outcome document, entitled “The Future We Want” and agreed on by member states.“I’m very grateful and encouraged by world leaders for their strong political commitments to agree to a solid outcome document which puts all of us towards a greater sustainable path,” UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said in an interview.The outcome document calls for a wide range of actions, such as beginning the process to establish sustainable development goals; detailing how the green economy can be used as a tool to achieve sustainable development; strengthening the UN Environment Programme (UNEP); promoting corporate sustainability reporting measures; taking steps to go beyond gross domestic product to assess the well-being of a country; developing a strategy for sustainable development financing; and, adopting a framework for tackling sustainable consumption and production.The document also focuses on improving gender equity; recognizing the importance of voluntary commitments on sustainable development; and stressing the need to engage civil society and incorporate science into policy; among other points.Over 50 million people from all over the world have taken part in Rio+20 through social media platforms, voicing their comments, opinions and ideas, making the platforms a key component in establishing a global conversation on sustainability issues both in the lead-up to and during the conference.“Rio+20 has been a great success,” Sha said. “It had a huge participation, but participation without success means nothing, but we succeeded in concluding negotiations and agreeing to establish not only sustainable development goals but also a high-level forum to monitor the implementation of all commitments.” Caribbean News Nowlast_img read more

Tips to avoid conflict during Holidays with family

first_imgIf get-togethers are a source of conflict, mental health experts say it’s OK to pace yourself, and even say ‘no’ to some stressful situations. (Photo: SDRandCo/morguefile)INDIANAPOLIS – -While the holidays are a happy time for many, the stress associated with family obligations and dynamics can be the “lump of coal” in some people’s Christmas stockings.According to the American Psychological Association, fatigue and stress are the top sources of negative feelings during this time of year.Clinical social worker and psychotherapist Lisa Ferentz says sometimes the best thing to do is simply not participate in a potentially stressful situation.“Sometimes you have to give yourself permission to avoid family interactions that you know are going to be too painful,” says Ferentz. “Or that will set you up to be ‘triggered’ in some way.”Ferentz says if you feel compelled to see family or friends who can be a source of conflict, limit time you spend, bring a friend to act as a buffer, and use your cell phone as an excuse for a break.Sometimes, according to Ferentz, the best relief is to break away from habits from the past by beginning a new tradition, or do something for others.“I encourage people to volunteer during this time of year,” she says. “When you do things that kind of help you step outside of yourself and your own emotional upset, it gives you perspective about life. It also helps you to kind of reclaim a feeling of gratitude.”Ferentz says it’s also important to avoid self-destructive behaviors like over eating or drinking too much and replace them instead with exercise or meditation.Mary Kuhlmanlast_img read more

Cora Bessie Moffett, 89

first_imgCora Bessie Moffett, 89, of Greensburg passed away on April 15, 2020 at Arbor Grove in Greensburg. She was born on December 7, 1930 in Detroit, Michigan the daughter of Arie Eber and Henrietta (Gilbert) Adams.   Cora was a graduate of Napoleon High School. She married Joe L. Moffett on July 18, 1953 and together they had one daughter Tonya. Cora was a member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary, Eastern Star, and the Red Hat Society.Survivors include: Daughter, Tonya (Kenny) Nobbe; Grandchildren, Danielle Follett, Desirae (Michael) Moore and Gabe (Jackie) Nobbe; Brother, Eric Adams; Sister, Ella Miller; Sister in Law, Chris Adams; Great Grandchildren, Chalya Cox, Jessie Follett, Aiden Moore, Pearl Moore, Henry Nobbe and Caroline Nobbe. Great Great Grandchild Cloe Robertson. She was preceded in death by her Parents; Husband, Joe Moffett; Great Grandson, Mason Moore; Brothers, George Adams, Ebert John Adams, and Ebert Adams Jr.; Sisters, Gladys Pileri, Jayne Oxley, Barbara Toops and Dolly Adams.Due to the current health concerns there will be no public services. Burial was held at Mt. Aerie Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made to the Union Baptist Church, c/o Debbie Martin, 380 W. CR 400 S., Greensburg, IN 47240. To help the family with their grieving leave an online condolences at www.gilliland-howe.comlast_img read more

Jose stays quiet on AVB criticism

first_imgChelsea manager Jose Mourinho on Friday refused to respond to Andre Villas-Boas’ criticism of the Football Association for failing to extend Fernando Torres’ suspension. Press Association Torres will serve his suspension before the international break when Chelsea play at Norwich on Sunday, but the October 19 match with Cardiff and the October 22 Champions League Group E encounter with Schalke could come too soon. He should be fit for the match with Manchester City at Stamford Bridge on October 27, when there could be a further twist in the title race. Mourinho has predicted since before the season’s start that the fight for the Premier League title will be open and he believes a clearer assessment is only possible once everyone has played each other once. “The league will be open till the end,” Mourinho added. “In this moment some teams are being helped by the fixtures, because some fixtures are more difficult than others. “By the end of November, beginning of December, basically everybody will have played against everybody and by that moment we will find if somebody is in a better situation than others.” Mourinho’s assessment of his own side suggests there is plenty of work to be done. “We are not strong enough to be dominant every match, to win consecutively without any lost points,” Mourinho said. But he has seen signs of progress, including in Romania in the 4-0 defeat of Steaua Bucharest. He wants to develop consistency of results and performances by changing his team’s approach to become “active and not reactive”. “It’s more difficult to change mentality than change tactics,” Mourinho said. The Portuguese has demanded more of his players at times this term, including Juan Mata. He has told Kevin de Bruyne, whose performances in games and training have not been met with the manager’s approval, to follow Mata’s example as the forward competes for a position in which Chelsea have a wealth of options. “Juan was in a difficult situation and he managed to understand what we need from him and he played consecutively three good games, Swindon, Tottenham and Steaua,” Mourinho said. “The kid Kevin, he has to work. He has to come in my direction. I will go in his direction too. “He’s a very good player, his time will come.” Mourinho dismissed the prospect of De Bruyne, who has been a Chelsea player since January 2012 but spent the time on loan at Genk and Werder Bremen, leaving temporarily in January. Romelu Lukaku is on loan at Everton, a decision Mourinho does not regret despite the injury to Torres. “One thing is to play for Everton, another thing is to play for Chelsea,” Mourinho said. Another Belgian in the Chelsea ranks is Eden Hazard, who is doubtful for the Carrow Road trip with an ankle injury, but will not be prevented from joining up with his national team if he is fit. The absence of Torres means Samuel Eto’o should get his chance for a first Chelsea goal after an underwhelming start to his career in blue. Mourinho said: “He needs a little bit of time to find that sharpness.” Spain striker Torres was sent off in last Saturday’s 1-1 draw with Villas-Boas’ Tottenham, but avoided further sanction for his altercation with Spurs defender Jan Vertonghen. Villas-Boas branded the FA’s lack of further punishment for Torres’ scratch on Vertonghen “a disgrace” and may have felt the striker’s knee injury, which has seen him ruled out for three weeks, was karma. Mourinho declined the opportunity to respond to his compatriot, merely reiterating his belief that the FA has protected the values of English football. “I don’t comment on others’ opinions,” Mourinho said. “My opinion is simple. For some reason English football is English football. For some reason the Premier League is the most important championship and the most loved worldwide. “One of the reasons is because people enjoy aggression, people enjoy emotion, people enjoy sometimes a loss of a little bit of control. “People don’t enjoy simulation. The (one) game (ban) for Fernando was more than enough, because the second yellow card came from simulation. “I think the FA defend what is the principles and the values of English football.” Mourinho could not resist criticising Belgium defender Vertonghen when discussing Chelsea’s recent run, though. The Blues boss added: “Against Tottenham, we did a fantastic second half. We didn’t win because Vertonghen did fantastic.” last_img read more

Dodgers preview: Home opener vs. San Francisco Giants already full of drama

first_imgLOS ANGELES >> Don Mattingly was so determined to avoid the commotion surrounding the Dodgers’ home opener Friday, he left his Manhattan Beach home more than seven hours before the first pitch.With the return of outfielder Matt Kemp and Hyun-Jin Ryu making his third start in six games when the Dodgers host the San Francisco Giants at 1:10 p.m. (SportsNet L.A. on TV, AM-570 on radio), the Dodgers manager had too much on his mind to get caught up in morning traffic.Mattingly wishes Yasiel Puig would have followed his lead, but the Cuban outfielder arrived late to batting practice, causing Mattingly to alter a plan he undoubtedly gave some thought during his commute.Kemp was originally left off the lineup card, but will bat second in place of Puig, who will reportedly not play at all Friday. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Ryu (1-0) has yet to allow a run in 12 innings this season. The South Korean allowed just two hits in five innings of a 7-5 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks in the final game of the opening series in Sydney, Australia. Ryu started the Dodgers’ U.S. opener Sunday, pitching seven shutout innings in San Diego only for the Padres to score three runs off Brian Wilson in the eighth inning of the Dodgers’ only loss of the season.Opposing Ryu on the mound Friday will be the Giants’ Ryan Vogelsong, who is making his season debut after going 4-6 last season with a 5.73 ERA.last_img read more

‘Hayne Plane’ in Queensland’s sights

first_imgHayne’s return to the Blues has been trumpeted south of the border as the return of a prodigal son who after a season in San Francisco is now ready to reclaim his place as the Blues’ most influential player on the game’s greatest stage.‌In 2009 he was named New South Wales’ player of the series on the wing – on the wing! – and then in 2014 after eight years of interstate torture he was named man of the match as the Blues set up a long-awaited series win with a 12-8 victory in Game One at Suncorp Stadium.But that was three years ago and Smith and his Maroons are hatching a plan to show that Hayne is not the player he once was and that he is not the player to lead a Blues revival.Since leaving the NRL at the end of the 2014 season Hayne has played 12 first grade games of rugby league, won five of them and played just three in the centres, a position he has played just once for New South Wales previously six years ago and the Maroons are going to find out whether he’s still up for it.”He was fantastic in the three matches that he might have played in that position for [the Kangaroos in the 2013 World Cup] but a lot’s changed since then,” Smith said with suggestive intent.”He went overseas and played a different game and came back and I think he’s only played the three or four matches at centre leading into this Origin so we might be going down that edge a bit.”Justin O’Neill is the Queenslander tasked with keeping the ‘Hayne Plane’ grounded on Wednesday night and he has been spending the week mining his centre partner Will Chambers for details on how to achieve it.Chambers ran riot on Hayne when the Storm fell to the Titans in Round 10 and O’Neill is hoping for just as much success.”We don’t have so much footage of how he plays in the centres so it’s going to be hard to see common traits on how he defends and whatever,” O’Neill said.”We can look at some previous games he’s played at centre. I know Chambers had some success on that edge against the Titans with Hayne so I can go to Will for a few tips.”There may be some errors there we can look to exploit and expose.”Like Anthony Milford’s Origin debut, how Hayne fares will be a major talking point both during and after the series opener.For all the doubts regarding his ability to handle the demands of State of Origin with such a limited build up is the knowledge that the 29-year-old has a way of rising to the greatest challenges thrown his way.When he was thrust into the centres midway through the 2013 World Cup he responded by scoring seven tries in three games for the Kangaroos and has the ability to make any plans for Queensland to target him backfire spectacularly.”It’s going to be another huge test,” O’Neill said. “Last year it was [Michael] Jennings and that was massive for me, coming into the Origin arena and marking up against one of the most agile and speedy of centres.”It was a big test for me. I definitely wanted to take a grasp of that and challenge myself. I thought I did that so this year will be the same kind of thing.”Hayne is a great player. He’s got speed and is very good under the high ball and attacking the high ball.”So a lot of things to look out for.” Photo: Copyright: NRL Photos.Jarryd Hayne was a standout for the NSW Blues in 2014last_img read more