On Sunday night, Hollywood celebrated its biggest night of the year at the 91st Annual Academy Awards in Los Angeles. The evening featured a number of notable storylines, from Spike Lee nabbing his first-ever Oscar for “Best Adapted Screenplay” (BlacKkKlansman) to Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper‘s steamy rendition of their “Best Original Song”-winning hit “Shallow” from A Star Is Born.Among the night’s biggest winners was the Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody, which took home four awards including a “Best Actor in a Leading Role” statue for Rami Malek‘s portrayal of the band’s iconic late frontman, Freddie Mercury. Bohemian Rhapsody also took home awards for “Best Sound Mixing”, “Best Film Editing”, and “Best Sound Editing”.Related: Watch Queen’s Iconic Show At Live Aid & The Same Scene From ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Side By SideIn celebration of Bohemian Rhapsody‘s big night at The Oscars, the Academy recruited Queen and their current touring frontman, Adam Lambert, to open the broadcast with rousing renditions of “We Will Rock You” and “We Are The Champions”. You can check out the video of Queen’s Oscars performance below:Queen + Adam Lambert Perform at The Oscars[Video: ABC]On another amusing Bohemian Rhapsody note, Wayne’s World stars Mike Myers and Dana Carvey introduced the “Best Picture” nominee with a callback to their cult classic 1992 film’s iconic “Bohemian Rhapsody” sing-along scene. You can watch Myers and Carvey’s introduction below:Mike Myers, Dana Carvey Introduce Bohemian Rhapsody at The Oscars with Wayne’s World Callback[Video: ABC]In case this taste of modern-day Queen left you wanting more, you can catch Queen + Adam Lambert live this summer when they hit the road for their 2019 summer tour. You can check out a list of upcoming tour dates below or head to the band’s website here for more information.Queen + Adam Lambert 2019 Tour DatesJuly 10, 2019 – Vancouver, BC @ Rogers ArenaJuly 12 – Tacoma, WA @ Tacoma DomeJuly 14 – San Jose, CA @ SAP CenterJuly 16 – Phoenix, AZ @ Talking Stick Resort ArenaJuly 19 – Los Angeles, CA @ The ForumJuly 23 – Dallas, TX @ American Airlines CenterJuly 24 – Houston, TX @ Toyota CenterJuly 27 – Detroit, MI @ Little Caesars ArenaJuly 28 – Toronto, ON @ Scotiabank ArenaJuly 30 – Washington, DC @ Capital One ArenaJuly 31 – Pittsburgh, PA @ PPG Paints ArenaAugust 3 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo CenterAugust 4 – Boston, MA @ Xfinity CenterAugust 6 – New York, NY @ Madison Square GardenAugust 9 – Chicago, IL @ United CenterAugust 10 – St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy CenterAugust 13 – Columbus, OH @ Nationwide ArenaAugust 15 – Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone ArenaAugust 17 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ BB&T CenterAugust 18 – Tampa, FL @ Amalie ArenaAugust 20 – New Orleans, LA @ Smoothie King CenterAugust 22 – Atlanta, GA @ State Farm ArenaAugust 23 – Charlotte, NC @ Spectrum CenterView Upcoming Tour Dates
Harvard University will open a free skating rink in Allston on Friday (Jan. 15). The 40-by-60-foot temporary indoor rink will be open to the public Fridays and weekends through March 28.The Harvard Allston Skating Rink at 168 Western Ave. is a way to bring community-oriented uses to the University’s Allston properties while it looks for building tenants. The rink is part of the University’s commitment to strengthen the active stewardship of its properties and improve community vitality in Allston.“As we seek a long-term use for this building, we wanted to open up this space to the community in a creative way,” said Christine Heenan, vice president of Harvard Public Affairs and Communications. “We share the neighborhood’s desire for places that can bring the community together.”The indoor rink is housed in a former garage. An adjacent, glass-lined showroom has been transformed into the rink’s lounge.During the week, staff from Harvard Real Estate Services, the Allston Development Group, and Harvard Public Affairs and Communications put the final touches on the space — hanging lights, decorating walls, and arranging furniture.Starting Saturday (Jan. 16), visitors can go skating, watch skaters from the heated lounge, or get refreshments. Allston residents, along with Harvard and local officials, will celebrate the rink’s opening on Friday from 5 to 9 p.m.Visitors can bring their own skates or borrow free pairs. Skates are available on a first-come, first-served basis, and their numbers are limited.In the future, the rink will be open on Fridays from 3 to 8 p.m., Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. There will be special hours on Martin Luther King Jr. Day (Jan. 18), from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and during Boston’s school vacation week (Feb. 15-19), from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
7SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr I love our national parks, so when I had a chance to visit the Everglades during NAFCU’s CEOs and Senior Executives Conference, I jumped at the chance.As you can see, I had a chance to hold a young alligator. Luckily, the picture does not show my blood pressure or my shaking legs.The park ranger noted an interesting fact. While many are terrified of alligators, gators kill far fewer people each year than vending machines. In fact, 38 people have fallen victim to vending machines since 1978. I can’t get alligator vs. vending machine statistics, but allegedly, alligators killed 9 people from 1999 through 2014.So the ranger may very well be correct.Now, that’s not the whole story.I’m guessing most of you have at least one vending machine where you work. And I’m hoping that most of you do not have an alligator inside your office. So people interact with far more vending machines than alligators every day.But still, the perceived risk between the two is interesting. What scares us more? continue reading »
Last year, organized by the Tourist Board of the island of Krk and tourist boards, an excellent portal was launched to promote integrated programs of events on the island of Krk, with the introduction of the In Destination system of informing tourists in the destination, ie the portal www.ala-su.comThe portal is adapted for display on all types of devices (phones, tablets), operating systems and modern Internet browsers. It consists of a module for displaying data on web pages and sharing content on selected social networks, and a web service for exchanging content with all interested information providers. So far, two language versions have been made, Croatian and English, and it is planned to further expand to other language variants.On the portal, users and visitors can find out the schedule of all events on the island of Krk, read information about the destination, the island of Krk, look at attractive photos, and get basic information about all tourist boards of the island. The events are described in detail, so that the visitor can get complete information in one place, such as photos of the event, google map with the exact location of the event, price, hours, etc.…Calendar of events as an extremely important toolI write carefully that the motive for coming is not accommodation, but a destination. That is why it is important that all hoteliers and renters, sell primarily sell and promote the destination, because if the guest decides on a destination, it is normal that they will then look for accommodation, and will first look to you where he got all the information.Also, if the guest is satisfied with the content of the destination during their vacation, then they will come back again and your accommodation will come back. Win-win for everyone.To this end, a calendar has been created that allows businesses (hotels, agencies, renters and others) to download the content of the calendar, to implement it on their pages and thus provide quality information about events to their guests. A calendar that must be present in every accommodation offer, install them through web platforms and promote the content of the destination.Also, a novelty this year is that now the calendar has the ability to print. So now you can print a calendar of events on the island of Krk for your guests, whether it is a hotel or accommodation in a family accommodation, exactly for the period in which the guest is on the island. There are two ways to get a print edition. The first is by opening the “main” web http://www.ala-su.com/ so click on icon The print that is at the bottom of each event list e.g. http://www.ala-su.com/dogadjanja/izlozbe, and the second is by opening a “print” web at http://www.ala-su.com/print simplified layout, custom printing.Regardless of the digital versions, print out a calendar of events for each guest, let him greet him in the room with other information. I repeat, we must care about the overall guest experience of the destination. If the guest is bored at the destination, he will not return, and the sun and the sea have long been enough. Guests want content and activities, primarily authentic content.And don’t forget, the tourist destination is the whole island of Krk, not individual cities on the island of Krk.
Cesc Fabregas played a key role in Chelsea’s two most recent Premier League title winning campaigns (Picture: Getty)‘I like to have new objective, said Fabregas. ‘All the time for me it’s important to have a new objective in my head.‘I was at Chelsea and I could have renewed my contract and stayed there but a new coach came with a player that for him was like his son.‘For me it was difficult to play every single game and that’s what I want to do. I love football. I don’t want to just be happy to play for Chelsea.‘For whatever reason it was impossible for me even if I was better, or someone else is better, to play every match and I decided to come to a project that was different for me and I think it will give me so much satisfaction.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Advertisement Comment Jorginho joined Maurizio Sarri at Chelsea from Napoli last summer (Picture: Reuters)Cesc Fabregas believes Maurizio Sarri treats Jorginho as if he were his son and insists it would have been impossible to win a regular place back in Chelsea’s midfield no matter how well he was playing.The Spaniard won two Premier League titles following his move to Stamford Bridge from Barcelona in the summer of 2014, but bid an emotional farewell to the west London club in January having struggled to win over Antoino Conte’s successor.Upon succeeding his compatriot, Sarri requested the signing of Jorginho from Napoli and the Italy international has been a constant fixture in the Chelsea side, despite a number of indifferent displays.AdvertisementAdvertisementFabregas subsequently felt he had no option but to seek a move, despite having been offered a contract extension. The former Arsenal captain joined Monaco in January and is confident he made the right decision, having played a prominent role in the French side’s improvement since Leonardo Jardim replaced Thierry Henry in the dugout.ADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City Metro Sport ReporterFriday 12 Apr 2019 3:15 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.1kShares Advertisement ‘Like his son’ – Cesc Fabregas slams Jorginho’s special treatment by Maurizio Sarri
The kitchen in the house at 15 Arinya Rd, Ashgrove, after the renovation.jAt the time it was a two-bedroom, one-bathroom character cottage that had been built in 1938.“It was a beaut home that had been so loved by the original family that owned it,” she said.“That’s why there was this real honour and respect when I renovated.” 71 BRISBANE HOMES UP FOR AUCTION One of the bedrooms in the house at 15 Arinya Rd, Ashgrove, before the renovation. The back deck on the house at 15 Arinya Rd, Ashgrove, before the renovation. The living and dining area in the house at 15 Arinya Rd, Ashgrove, before the renovation. One of the bedrooms in the house at 15 Arinya Rd, Ashgrove, after the renovation.The house overlooks parkland and neighbouring Dorrington Park, which can be accessed through a back gate.Reflecting on the nine month renovation, Ms Maguire said her father was integral to helping her navigate the process.“I’ve renovated a couple of properties before, but this is the first one I did as an owner/builder,” she said.“Dad was really helpful in making sure things were on track and helping me select great trades people.“The process was really a joy.”Ms Maguire said she would miss the home, but believed it was time to start a new chapter.“I’m looking forward to handing the keys over to another beautiful family who can come in and enjoy it like we have,” she said.“It’s been my dream home, quite honestly.”The property is being marketed by Tyson Clarke of Queensland Sotheby’s – Brisbane and is scheduled for auction onsite on Saturday, September 8 at 1pm.RENO FACT CHECKTime taken: 8-9 monthsTotal spend: $1 million plusEnd valuation: A price guide can’t be given when a home is going to auction in Queensland More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus17 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market17 hours agoThe front of the house at 15 Arinya Rd, Ashgrove, before the renovation. The front of the house at 15 Arinya Rd, Ashgrove, after the renovation.The thoughtful renovation blends traditional features with modern design. Louvred windows have been installed to make the most of the Queensland breezes, while the French doors and timber trimmings are in keeping with the character of the home.“I wanted to make sure everything we put in the property would stand the test of time,” Ms Maguire said. SPY-LIKE FEATURES OF FORMER CONSULATE The bathroom in the house at 15 Arinya Rd, Ashgrove, before the renovation. The kitchen in the house at 15 Arinya Rd, Ashgrove, before the renovation. The backyard of the property at 15 Arinya Rd, Ashgrove, before the renovation. One of the bathrooms in the house at 15 Arinya Rd, Ashgrove, after the renovation.The house now spans two levels, with multiple living areas surrounding four bedrooms on the upper level, including a main bedroom with a bay window, two walk-in wardrobes and a bathroom. The lower level is mostly dedicated to storage, in and around the secure double garage, mud room, laundry, media room and ensuites guest bedroom. A sitting room in the house at 15 Arinya Rd, Ashgrove, after the renovation.During its conversion into a five-bedroom, three-bathroom home, Ms Maguire wanted to preserve the character and general footprint of the house, while at the same time increasing its scale and liveability.Her favourite feature of the new design is its interaction with the pool and the pool house. “The minute you arrive at the property, there’s an entry platform and then you go up the stairs into the heart of the home,” she said. THE BACHELOR’S QUEENSLAND CRASH PAD “Then as soon as you’re there, you see the pool and the pool pavilion.”But the room that has undergone the most dramatic transformation would have to be the kitchen.“I probably feel that space has been brought into our era, but is still not too slick and modern,” Ms Maguire said.“It has a contemporary, classic feel to it.” Jane Maguire inside the home she has renovated in Ashgrove. Image: AAP/Josh Woning.FROM the red, velvet wallpaper in the living room, to the garish linoleum in the kitchen, there was no denying the house was a 1930s time capsule.But that’s exactly what Jane Maguire liked about it.“The original owners lived there well into their 80s and they’d barely touched it,” Ms Maguire said.“That was appealing to me — that it was in its original state.”Ms Maguire said she could “feel the love” when she bought the property eight years ago. GET THE LATEST REAL ESTATE NEWS DIRECT TO YOUR INBOX HERE The backyard area of the house at 15 Arinya Rd, Ashgrove, after the renovation.Polished timber floors, ornate plaster ceilings, bay windows, stained glass, a Hampton-inspired staircase and a fireplace all serve to keep the 1930s heritage alive.Marble benchtops, Di Lorenzo marble tiles, pendant lighting, Ilve and Miele appliances, a drinks bar, wine cellar and yoga room are some of the contemporary additions to the home.
Managing director Jonathan Bell said what to invest in depends on personal factors.Bell Estate Agents managing director Jonathan Bell said he was a strong advocate for purchasing houses over apartments where possible.“Traditionally in Australia, house and land have outperformed apartments,” Mr Bell said. “There’s a lot of unknowns in the unit department, when you buy one, what’s to say they don’t build another 100 next door?”Mr Bell said he advised his clients to, where possible, buy properties where equity could be manufactured.“What we did with a client in Bald Hills is they secured something with 1000sq m (of land) that they knew they could get a good tenant into and also has the potential in the future to split into two blocks, so you can manufacture equity.”Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:58Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:58 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD576p576p360p360p216p216pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), 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.Close Modal DialogThis 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 Rate1xFullscreenWhy location is everything in real estate01:59However, he said there were some advantages for investing in apartments, particularly for first homeowners.“There’s a time and a place for a unit, and a first homeowner could potentially avoid stamp duty, and get the first homeowner’s grant if it was new,” Mr Bell said.“We wouldn’t suggest for a first homebuyer to sit and wait for five years saving to buy a house if they could enter the market earlier in an apartment.” Qualified property investment advisor Melinda Jennison talks about houses v apartments.For example, a complex of six units on an 800sq m block can attribute about 133sq m of that land to each unit, whereas a complex of 100 on a 2000sq m block only attributes 20sq m to each.Ms Jennison said land holding was also important when buying a house, as was appeal for resale.“(Owner occupiers) make up 65-70 per cent of all buyers in Australia and investors make up the balance … so we always like to ensure that the house has owner occupier appeal,” she said.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“Land content is also very important … but not all land is created equal.”She said understanding the zoning of the land and how much of the purchase price could be attributed to the land was essential.Ms Jennison said the demographic of those living in the suburb must also be considered.“The type of property to be considered in a particular location will depend on who actually lives there and what type of housing they prefer.” Should you buy an investment house or an apartment?IT IS the age old question — what is better to invest in, an apartment or a house?The answer may not be as simple as one or the other, and can depend on a variety of factors, including your own financial situation and investment goals.Streamline Property qualified property investment advisor Melinda Jennison said everything from hidden costs, personal goals, location and land size needed to be taken into consideration.Ms Jennison said considerations with apartments included how many units were in the complex, what are the body corporate fees, were there hidden maintenance costs that may increase the sinking fund costs, rental vacancy rates for the area and how many other units were competing for renters locally.“The other thing we would consider, even with units, is how much land content can be attributed for a single unit,” she said.“Generally the land component appreciates and the building component depreciates … so this is definitely something that needs to be considered if long term capital growth is the desired outcome.”
26 Views no discussions Tweet Sharing is caring! Share Lobster Tails with Chive Butter.Succulent grilled lobster tails are slathered in melted, chive-flavored butter.Can it get any better than this? Be sure to butterfly the lobster tail by using a kitchen shears so that the meat grills evenly.Serve with extra melted butter on the side and lemon wedges. This beautiful entree can be ready in less than 30 minutes.Ingredients:4 5-ounce fresh or frozen rock lobster tails1/3 cup butter2 tablespoons snipped fresh chives1 teaspoon finely shredded lemon peelLemon wedges (optional) Share Food & DiningLifestyle Lobster Tails with Chive Butter. by: – June 21, 2011 Share Directions:Thaw lobster, if frozen. Rinse lobster; pat dry with paper towels. Butterfly tails by using kitchen shears or a sharp knife to cut lengthwise through centers of hard top shells and meat, cutting to, but not through, bottoms of shells. Press shell halves of tails apart with your fingers.For sauce, in a small saucepan melt butter. Remove from heat. Stir in chives and lemon peel. Remove 2 tablespoons of the sauce; set the remaining sauce aside.Lightly grease the rack of a gas grill. Preheat grill. Reduce heat to medium. Brush lobster meat with some of the 2 tablespoons sauce. Place lobster, meat sides down, on the grill rack directly over heat. Cover and grill for 6 minutes. Turn lobster. Brush with the rest of the 2 tablespoons sauce. Cover and grill for 6 to 8 minutes more or until lobster meat is opaque.Heat the reserved sauce, stirring occasionally. Transfer the sauce to small bowls for dipping and serve with lobster. If desired, serve with lemon wedges. Makes 4 servings.To grill lobster on a charcoal grill, prepare as above except cook tails directly over medium coals for 6 minutes. Turn; brush with remaining sauce and cook 6 to 8 minutes more or until lobster meat is opaque.Recipe source: BHG.com
SEYMOUR, Ind. – The Indiana Department of Transportation will host a public meeting this week focused on the state’s storm water program.The meeting is scheduled from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday at the INDOT Seymour District facility, at 185 Agrico Lane.The storm water program is implemented by the Indiana Department of Environmental Management.As a significant contributor of storm water to Indiana waterways, INDOT has worked with IDEM to develop its own Storm Water Quality Management Plan in support of the highway department’s full application for a storm water permit from IDEM under general Rule 13.Acceptance of this plan would allow INDOT to fully function as a Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System throughout the state and be in compliance with state and federal storm water rules.
The Oldenburg Academy Twisters Baseball team was defeated by The Union County Patriots 10-2 to drop to 8-11 for the season.OA Batting: Nick Bischoff 1-2, run, rbi, 2 bb; Chase Hogg 0-3, bb; Sam Gast 1-2, rbi, bb; Aaron Huber 1-3; and Zach Pottschmidt 2-3, run.OA Pitching: Chase Hogg 5 IP, 9 runs, 6 earned, 10 hits, 1 k, 1 bb, hbp. Loss.Bryce Ahaus 1 IP, 1 unearned run, 2 hits, 0 k, 0 bb.Next game: 5/21/16 at Jac-Cen-Del.Courtesy of Twisters Coach Doug Behlmer.