You could play a little Barry … or just get some built in cupboards.“Walk-in robes, children’s built-in robes, walk-in linen cupboards, larders, butler’s pantries, loft storage, Harry Potter cupboards under the stairs are all winners,” Ms McLeod said.“And every man loves a good shed and they all (adore) large garages,” she said.In fact, more-than-adequate storage is a decadent indulgence for many homeowners.“Storage throughout the whole home often sees both husbands and wives become very enthusiastic as you can never ever have enough storage,” Ms McLeod said.Better than a Barry White CD in Brissie households it seems. Make your intentions known The perfect way to get a ‘Yes! Yes! Yes!’ from buyers is to set the right mood, according to Aaron Woolard of Place New Farm.He said don’t let the moment just pass buy — put in some effort and you’ll have them begging for more.“Styling declutters the home, provides a fresh feeling and gives buyers the opportunity to feel like it’s their own. It also offers styling inspiration and ideas on how to utilise the spaces in the home,” he said.Woolard said another way to the buyer’s heart is through their stomach. One enchanted weekday evening, why not lay out the plates and see what eventuates.“It’s pretty rare to find someone who doesn’t love wine or cheese. This experience allows buyers to take a minute to absorb the entire home without rushing on a busy Saturday where so many open homes are scheduled back-to-back.” This picture had one expat buyer’s heart racing for Brisbane real estate. “I once had a call on a Sunday morning, from a lady who was an expat living in a remote part of the Middle East.”Ms Rudolph said the buyer was in Brisbane and saw a picture of one of her riverfront listing. “Her visit was to see friends and she had no intention of buying a property but the photograph of a stunning water view was exactly what she fantasised about owning one day,” Ms Rudolph said.“It was love at first sight and she swooned the minute she walked in the door and promptly called her husband to tell him her shopping trip to Brisbane included a $2 million purchase,” she said.“The river seems to have a mesmerising effect on buyers.”Ms Rudolph said capturing glamour photos of the river lured in a purchaser and paid dividends for another recent listing too.“The purchaser walked 20 metres into the property and was virtually hypnotised by the river and turned to her husband and told him, ‘This is it!’“He didn’t stand a chance.” Men love a nice piece of grass Blokes have a ‘thing’ for the right bit of turf … apparently.When you think of cherubs and harp strings, Astroturf might not seem a likely element of the oil painting.But according to Hamish Bowman of Ray White New Farm, men don’t mind a property that’s had a little ‘plastic surgery’.“AstroTurf is what turns men on for sure,” Mr Bowman said.“There is no doubt that men swoon over synthetic grass, in fact they get very excited about it.”We blokes are so superficial.Mr Bowman said people are time poor these days and the thought of mowing a big block of land can cool their embers.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home5 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor5 hours agoEnter the perfect solution for guys and gals on the go.“The last three high-end homes over $3 million I have sold in New Farm and Teneriffe on 405-plus square metres, the buyers have all ripped out the grass and laid some artificial grass.“It’s definitely a ‘growing’ trend (pun intended), and it’s more user friendly that you’d think for children and even for pets.” Secret hideaways Looking to add some hideaway mystery to your real estate rendezvous?Hot and bothered buyers in the city’s western suburbs are going gaga for storage, according to Michelle McLeod of Ray White Indooroopilly.Who’d have thought — the humble cupboard is getting buyers on heat. It’s sometimes the quiet ones that get all the action. Do you want to romance buyers into paying top dollar for your property?There’s nothing quite like the flush of romance to make you don the rose coloured spectacles and dream about a cloudlike future of cool days and hot nights inside your real estate fantasy.Like Vaseline across a camera lens, it’s a soft focus outlook that allows the viewer to forgive the rough edges and fall deeply, madly, truly in love with a dreamboat home.When it comes to selling property in Brisbane, there are many ways to stoke the smouldering heart of a starry-eyed property romantic, and have them rushing to find any way possible to make your home theirs and theirs alone. We’ve canvassed Brisbane’s real estate love gods and goddesses to discover what it takes to make buyers fall at a properties feet. Flowing water Like a romantic picnic spot, buyers love property beside the river — but if they can’t find the dollars to own part of Brisbane’s riverbank, then at least a glimpse of our snaking estuary will set their hearts aflutter, according to Christine Rudolph of Ray White New Farm.“I have had so many buyers completely fall in love with a picture of property on the internet, which has been their dream view,” Ms Rudolph said. Make your next open home an event to remember. Photo: Scott FletcherAnd beauty may be skin deep, but a gorgeous facade catches the eye and makes the suitors curious.Mr Woolard said ensuring the front of the house is picture perfect will draw moths to the flame.“From a fresh coat of paint on the fence and front door, redoing old pot plants, fresh garden beds and fertilising the lawns — the front of the home gives the first impression of a well-maintained home.”So step up your game if you’re up for a little real-estate romance. Make the first moves and you never know where things might lead.
Dolores A. Bernhard Karp, 81, of Aurora passed away on March 22, 2016 surrounded by her family.Dolores was born on March 1, 1935 on a farm near Batesville, Indiana to Bernice and Walter Bernhard. She is survived by her husband of 49 years, Robert S. Karp of Aurora, Indiana. Also surviving her are her children Debbie Bauer Acasio (Lani) of Aurora, David Bauer of Diamond Bar, CA, Mike Karp of Patriot, Doug Karp of Lawrenceburg, Rob Karp of Aurora and Julie Pardo (Michael) of Fawn Hill, Canada. Her son Daryl Bauer preceded her in death. She is survived also by grandchildren Nani Schwier, Rachel Acasio, Jana Karp , Alisha Merkel, Victor Karp, Eric Karp, and Tristan Pardo. Great grandchildren are Zane, Jack and Owen Schwier, Elise Bostick, Caleb Redick, and Haddie and Stella Merkel.When Dolores’ mother died at an early age, she helped raise her siblings. They are Bob Bernhard (Becky), Norman Bernhard (Mary Lou), Ruth Bernhard, Linda Taylor (Don), Barb Ertel (Roger), Steve Bernhard, Jen Awad (Joe) and Doug Bernhard. Norman preceded her in death and her sister Linda passed away just hours after Dolores. Also surviving is a dear friend of over 45 years, Juanita Carrera of Santa Ana, California.Dolores will be remembered for being a wonderful cook with a keen sense of humor. She had a community based catering business that included catered meals for the Lawrenceburg Kiwanis, Lions Club, Hillforest and many, many others. She was also a caretaker and cook at historical Verestau, Aurora, Indiana for many years.Friends and family will be received at Rullman-Hunger Funeral home, Aurora, Indiana on Saturday, April 9, 2016. Visitation will be from 10 am-12pm with a service immediately following. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. Memorials may be made to Hillforest Foundation or Aurora Life Squad.Visit: www.rullmans.com
According to the Harris County Sheriff’s Office a 10-year-old boy was accidentally shot by his 19-year-old babysitter when she was taking selfies with a gun.Police say the babysitter was a relative of the child.When she found the gun, she thought it was unloaded, and started taking pictures with it.That’s when the gun went off, hitting the boy in the stomach.The sheriff’s office says he is now in stable condition.The investigation is ongoing, and no charges have been filed yet.
Face coverings will be mandated while entering, exiting and inside Ben Hill Griffin Stadium unless eating or drinking. Tailgating will not be allowed, and the university will not allow several game-day traditions.Specific information pertaining to ticket ordering and pricing, as well as parking, is expected to be released next week.__North Carolina athletics director Bubba Cunningham says the school is imposing salary reductions and furloughs for coaches and full-time athletics staffers due to financial losses amid the coronavirus pandemic.In an open letter posted Thursday, Cunningham says the athletics department expects to lose between $30 million and $52 million in projected revenue. That will lead to salary reductions and furloughs running from Oct. 1 through the end of the fiscal year in June. The Latest: Boston Marathon registration for 2021 on hold September 3, 2020 Coaches and staff members making at least $200,000 will have a 20% reduction, while those making $100,000 to $200,000 will face a 10% cut. Those making less than $100,000 will have 15 days of furlough.The department had previously implemented cost controls such as 10% cuts to sports budgets, a spending freeze and leaving open positions unfilled. But Cunningham said reductions so far won’t cover projected losses, so the school is still evaluating additional steps “to address our financial challenges and prepare for the future.”___The Turkish soccer federation has reversed an earlier decision and now says league games will be played without spectators in the first half of the new season.The federation had planned to allow stadiums around the country to operate at a maximum of 30% of capacity from October. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Boston Marathon registration is on hold while organizers try to figure out how the race will need to change in the coronavirus era. Sky Blue FC will play its two home NWSL fall series matches in October at Montclair State University without fans due to the coronavirus pandemic.The club will play the Washington Spirit on Oct. 3 and wrap up against the Chicago Red Stars on Oct. 10. Both games are at the university, the current home for Red Bulls II.Sky Blue FC begins the fall series on Saturday, facing the Spirit in Leesburg, Virginia. Sky Blue will be at Chicago on Sept. 20.___William and Mary says it will cut seven of its 23 intercollegiate sports at the end of the 2021 academic year because of budget constraints related to the coronavirus pandemic. “The pandemic has made these budget constraints acute and has brought us to a point of reckoning,” the university said in a letter distributed Thursday and signed by university president Katherine Rowe, provost Peggy Agouris and athletic director Samantha K. Huge.The sports being cut are men’s and women’s gymnastics, men’s and women’s swimming, men’s indoor and outdoor track & field and women’s volleyball.The school says the cuts will impact 118 student-athletes and 13 coaches, and that all athletes who choose to do so will remain on scholarship and graduate as scheduled.___Florida will allow about 20% of its capacity at home games this season, meaning 17,000 fans will be in attendance in the Swamp. The Boston Athletic Association said on Thursday that registration will not take place in September, as scheduled. A new timeline will be determined by a COVID-19 advisory group that will help the B.A.A. decide when and how large in-person road races can be held safely again. The group will be comprised of medical experts, public safety officials and representative from the government.The world’s oldest and most prestigious annual 26.2-mile race, the Boston Marathon postponed its 124th edition from April to September because of the coronavirus pandemic. It was then canceled.The 2021 Boston Marathon remains scheduled for April 19.___Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont says there have been preliminary talks to use the Mohegan Sun resort in that state as a college basketball bubble site. The 185-acre casino complex includes the 10,000-seat Mohegan Sun arena, which is home to the WNBA’s Connecticut Sun. It hosts several college basketball events every year and was just announced as the home for the Big East women’s tournament for the next three seasons. The resort also includes and exposition center, 1,600 hotel rooms, two spas, a golf course and over 80 shops, restaurants and bars.Lamont says he thinks “it’s a possibility” after what the NBA had done in its Florida bubble.Dave Martinelli, the Mohegan Sun’s chief marketing officer, told Hearst Connecticut Media the resort is open to such an arrangement and could provide teams with their own hotel floor and use the exposition center to add courts to the site.___ Associated Press The federation says it is heeding the advice of Turkey’s scientific council to keep fans out of stadiums.The decision comes as the number of daily infections in the country have risen above 1,500 and COVID-19-related deaths have reached their highest since mid-May.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on October 7, 2015 at 7:58 pm Contact Sam: email@example.com | @Sam4TR Coming off the bye week on Saturday when Syracuse football (3-1, 1-0 Atlantic Coast) plays South Florida, the Orange starts a long road toward the end of the season. The team returns injured quarterback Eric Dungey and hybrid Ervin Philips. But will the pair be enough to help propel Syracuse to enough wins in a schedule that features road games against South Florida, Virginia, Louisville, North Carolina State and home games against Pittsburgh, Boston College and Clemson?Syracuse needs to win three of those games to meet the six-win minimum for bowl eligibility.Will Syracuse football be bowl-eligible by the season’s end?Absolutely. Syracuse is on the come up.No, the 3-1 start is just getting hopes up.Maybe. We’ll have to see what Dungey looks like when he comes back.VoteView ResultsCrowdsignal.comWill Syracuse football be bowl-eligible by the season’s end? Comments
Tipperary’s footballers have been praised for their open style of play that’s contributed to their All Ireland Championship dream staying alive. The Premier County are now preparing for an All Ireland semi final in three weeks time following a comprehensive win over Galway in Croke Park on Sunday. Liam Kearns men surprised most national pundits with their powerful and commanding display against the Tribesmen during a game which they won with a comfortable 9 point margin. Tipp’s opposition for the semi final will be decided this weekend between Mayo and Tyrone….former Tipp senior footballer, and Tipp FM analyst Conor O’Dwyer says Tipp have a great chance of being able to overcome either side.
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisALPENA, Mich — Students at Alpena High School interested in the health and science field have a new state–of–the–art piece of equipment to look forward to this fall.The Anatomage table will allow students to view anatomy and physiology more in–depth without the use of a human model.Health Occupation Instructor, Jennie Spomer is excited and already preparing for her fall class.Spomer finds the table to be very effective for learning and feels it will make things clearer for the students.She added that there are many career opportunities for students taking health occupation classes including physical therapy, a dietitian, and even becoming a state certified nurse’s assistantClasses will begin in late August and the course will be taught in both a hybrid and classroom setting while adhering to social distancing guidelines. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious Alcona Schools new classroom procedures broken up by grade levelsNext Residents vote yes for ambulance millage
On the pitch, Neymar will miss the first three games of next season’s Champions League for insulting match officials following PSG’s defeat to Manchester United.And PSG president Nasser al-Khelaifi insisted last month he will not tolerate any more “superstar behaviour”, comments some took to be directed at the 27-year-old.“The more great players you have, the better it is for the competition,” Tebas added.“In the case of Neymar, my opinion is that the behaviour off the pitch does not seem very appropriate, nor is it very good for the competition.“The news is always about whether the player has done this or that. We have worked a lot in this league to represent the right values and we don’t want to change that image.”Neymar spent four years at Barcelona between 2013 and 2017, winning the Champions League and two La Liga titles. He scored 68 goals in four seasons at the club.Share on: WhatsApp FILE PHOTO: NeymarMadrid, Spain | AFP | La Liga president Javier Tebas has said he would rather Neymar does not return to La Liga if he cannot improve his behaviour.Neymar left Barcelona to join Paris Saint-Germain for a world record fee of 222 million euros in August 2017, but could make a surprise move back to Camp Nou this summer.“In my opinion if Neymar behaves better, he can be a great player,” Tebas told Spanish radio station Onda Cero late Sunday.“But I think behaviour and the values that we set as a competition are also very important. I prefer another type of player.“Neymar is a great player, but if the example off the pitch is not correct, then to be honest I’d prefer him not to come to the Spanish league.”Neymar has denied allegations he raped a woman in Paris and last month attempted to prove his innocence by making public what he claims is an exchange of messages between them.Spain’s tax authorities are also investigating Neymar over a bonus he earned at Barcelona and the transfer fee paid to him by PSG, while he remains in dispute with Barca regarding a loyalty payment of 26 million euros.