The House Rules home given a $200k overhaul

first_imgHe said that since the show they had “poured just over $200,000” in to further renovations.“We extended upstairs to an enormous master bedrooms, we extended downstairs to add another bedroom, we put on a deck, redid all of the landscaping and fencing and rendered the entire outside of the house,” he said. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus11 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market11 hours agoMr Edgeworth said they renovated to suit their own needs, and had created a dream home. But he said they were “gluttons for punishment” and were ready for a new project.The couple recently signed the contract on a fixer-upper in the sought-after suburb of Bulimba.“It is worse than this one was,” he said. Mr Edgeworth said the show and the subsequent renovation had been challenging, but they had grown closer as a result.But he said they would not be in a hurry to live in their new house during the renovation process.“It is probably beyond living in it and renovating it at the same time,” he said. The couple’s House Rules home at 18 David St in Morningside will hit the market tomorrow, and is listed with Place Bulimba agent Rachel Fechner.Mr Fechner said the four bedroom, two bathroom house was massive compared to when the couple bought it eight years ago. Ben and Danielle Edgeworth in front of their renovated house before the 2015 finale of House Rules. Pics Tara Croser.Property records show the couple bought the tired brick house for $482,000 back in 2011, soon after they were married. What the house looked like before the show. CoreLogic What it looks like now after the show and the post-show renovationsThe series saw five other teams from around the country transform the two-storey house, which was also featured in news coverage after the 2014 hailstorm that ripped through parts of Brisbane. The kitchen before the show Source: CoreLogic The kitchen after the show and the extra renovations post showThe house rules were simple — they wanted it styled “preppy eclectic” and with a mix of old and new pieces. The entry was to be quiet but showy, while they wanted to maintain a hint of “ski chalet” in the living room. The living space before House Rules And the living area now after the show and post the most recent renovationsAnd they wanted a dressing room “to die for”.Mr Edgeworth said the original house was the first one the couple had bought together, and had a ski chalet-feel.“At one stage we counted and there was eight or nine different types of timber panelling throughout the original house,” he said.“It was awful but it had a lot of charm.”The firefighter, who was a concreter and renderer when they entered the show, said they liked a lot of the changes made by the other contestants during the reality series, but they felt the floorplan did not work. The home with a licence to thrill Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:11Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:11 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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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 Rate1xFullscreen5 tips to style your home for sale01:12It didn’t quite rule, but this Morningside home wasn’t far off.Ben and Danielle Edgeworth’s house at 18 David Street was a runner-up on the 2015 series of House Rules, but the couple were not happy with the end result.They invested another $200,000 to revamp the floorplan. It hits the market today. MORE NEWS: House Rules champs sell winning home Justin Bieber’s epic $13m mansion for sale “The master bedroom is elevated and massive, with his and hers walk-in robes and an ensuite with a claw foot bath,” she said.“One of the other standout features is that it has two entertaining areas, one of the living, dining and kitchen area and the other of the separate living area.“It is ideal for families and I am excited about this one.”The property will go to auction onsite at midday on November 9.last_img read more

European ocean energy market study hot off the press

first_imgDG MARE, a body responsible for the EU Commission’s policies on maritime affairs and fisheries, has published an ocean energy market study which outlines the financial needs of the ocean energy sector in the EU.The scope of the study, co-authored by WavEC Offshore Renewables and Italian business management consultants COGEA, was to estimate the financial needs of the ocean energy sector in the EU, identify potential financing gaps and possible financing solutions, and to analyse recommendations of the ocean energy roadmap in that context.Three scenarios have been developed –  analyzing situations where all projects in the pipeline are deployed and start at the proposed date, over those where projects are deployed, but some are delayed, to the final ‘plot’ where projects are delayed or cancelled.In an ‘optimistic’ scenario, and given the current level of political support – about 3.9GW of cumulative installed capacity are expected globally until 2030. The capacity falls to 2.8GW in a second scenario, and to just above 1.3GW in a ‘pessimistic’ scenario, according to the report.OpenHydro tidal turbine installation at EMEC test site (Photo: Mike Brookes Roper/EMEC)The study has also found that most of the financial resources injected in the sector come from private equity – with over 75% coming from private finance to reach over €6 billion invested to the sector so far on a global scale.Excluding tidal range, the report notes that the investments for the sector could amount to €9.4 billion in Europe until 2030, according to the optimistic prognosis, whereas the ‘worst-case scenario’ out of the three predicts €2.8 billion, tops.There is also the case where the ocean sector could garner €7 billion, it is affirmed in the report.The study has confirmed that there are several funding instruments at national and EU level for prototypes and demonstration projects.What is lacking, the report states, is a critical mass of finance to further develop the sector and scale it up to a fully commercial dimension.“Ocean energy projects are usually too capital-intensive for venture capitalists and too risky for private equity. By the same token, borrowing from banks is often too costly. As a result, private investment in the ocean energy sector often involves own financing. While on the one hand this shows a certain dynamicity and optimism in the sector, on the other it seriously limits the overall availability of resources,” the report reads.By using public money to leverage private capital, the funds proposed in the Ocean Energy Roadmap might accompany the industry until it reaches the desired level of maturity – however – the funds alone will most likely not be sufficient to reach the tipping point after which the sector can stand on its own feet, without strong and stable public support, according to the report.“The injection of public money via the funds will certainly lower the level of risk for private investors, but these will continue seeking investments based on projected returns. Hence, a form of revenue support is of paramount importance to accompany the funds and maximize their effectiveness.“It is thus highly recommended to take action towards the implementation of revenue support mechanisms, as much as possible consistent across Member States, so as to create certainty. Besides legislative and financial support, forward looking and determination are key,” the report advises.Revenue support essential, industry body agreesResponding to the report, Rémi Gruet – the CEO of the Brussels-based industry body for Europe’s ocean renewable energy Ocean Energy Europe – said:Rémi Gruet (Photo: Ocean Energy Europe)“This study puts figures on how great an economic opportunity ocean energy represents for Europe – €2.6 billion already invested in the EU with 75% coming from private companies; 3.9GW of projects by 2030, representing €9.4 billion of investments – just to name a few.“Crucially, those figures are calculated.”Commenting on the current level of political support in the EU, Gruet remarked: “The EU has been a great supporter of ocean energy in the last years, politically and financially.“Yet revenue support is essential for any emerging energy technology to make it to market.“It is now up to France and the UK to give the right signals to investors so that this opportunity can materialize in those countries and in Europe.”last_img read more

HK metro stays shut after night of protests

first_imgFriday’s protests across theChinese-ruled city erupted hours after its leader Carrie Lam invokedcolonial-era emergency powers last used 50 years ago to ban face masks whichdemonstrators use to conceal their identities. Increasingly violent demonstrationsthat have roiled the city for four months began in opposition to a billintroduced in April that would have allowed extradition to mainland China buthave since spiraled into a broader pro-democracy movement. HONG KONG – The city’s metro systemwill stay shut on Saturday, the rail operator said, paralyzing transport in theAsian financial hub after a night of chaos. Anti-government protesters set on fire one of the entrances at the metro station at Causeway Bay after leader Carrie Lam announced emergency laws that would include banning face masks at protests in Hong Kong, China on Oct. 4. REUTERS/SUSANA VERA Lam, Hong Kong’s Beijing-backedleader, said the ban on face masks that took effect from Saturday was orderedunder emergency laws allowing authorities to “make any regulations whatsoever”in what they deem to be the public interest. (Reuters)last_img read more

Two arrested in connection with meth

first_imgAurora, IN—Tuesday, Prosecutor Lynn Deddens announced the arrest of Elijah Widener, 41, following a days-long investigation into alleged methamphetamine dealing in Dearborn County.Deddens stated, “Methamphetamine and Fentanyl are dangerous drugs and I am certainly relieved to have made progress toward stopping the flow of these drugs being trafficked in our community,” said Deddens following the arrest.On January 30, Widener was arrested on multiple allegations including possession with intent to deliver methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine exceeding 28 grams, possession of a syringe, possession of a narcotic drug, and possession of marijuana.After receiving information regarding Widener’s activities relative to drug trafficking, including recent trips to Cincinnati to purchase large amounts of methamphetamine, The investigation led officers to Wideners’s last known residence. Police noticed an individual walking from the area of the residence who entered a 2003 gray Volkswagen, identified by plate to be registered to Chris Cunningham. The police recognized the male who entered the vehicle in the passenger seat to be Widener and proceeded to conduct mobile surveillance of the car. Police followed the car to Hamilton County, Ohio to known drug trafficking areas. A detective alleges he observed a hand to hand transaction between the occupants of the gray Volkswagen and an unknown male. After following the vehicle back into Dearborn County, officers noticed minor traffic violations prompting a traffic stop.Police made contact with the diver, Cunningham, and confirmed he owned the vehicle. They also made contact with the male passenger, who was then identified as Widener. Upon questioning, Cunningham alleged that he picked up Widener from his apartment on 2nd Street in Aurora and took him to the St. Bernard Area of Cincinnati to buy drugs and that Widener had spent a couple of hundred dollars on “ice.”The Dearborn County K-9, was then deployed on the vehicle and gave a positive alert to the odor of narcotics. A probable cause search of the car was then completed., locating a pencil pouch with (8) syringes and drug paraphernalia, a folded lottery ticket containing Fentanyl. Both men were then taken into custody and transported to the Dearborn County Law Enforcement Center. Once at the jail, a large object presumptively determined to be a plastic bag containing a crystal-like substance consistent with methamphetamine was found on Widener. In addition, plant material consistent with marijuana was found along with (3) unknown pills.last_img read more

Other Sports MC Mary Kom assures India medal in AIBA World Boxing Championship

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Other Sports News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: MC Mary Kom displayed her class as she defeated China’s Wu Yu to assure India of a medal in the AIBA World Boxing Championship in New Delhi on Tuesday. Mary Kom, the five-time world champion, defeated Wu Yu 5-0. The Indian was aggressive right from the start as she landed aggressive punches on Yu in all the three rounds and the judges announced a unanimous decision in favour of the five-time world champion. Mary Kom is part of a strong Indian boxing contingent and there are hopes that they can get their best-ever medals haul in the history of this tournament.Read More | Boxing has achieved some form of gender equality, says Mary KomThe Women’s World Championship is a special tournament for Mary Kom. Ever since 2001, when the event first took place, the 35-year-old has won six medals, five of which were gold. Her tally of five individual gold medals is the joint-most by any athlete, level with Ireland’s Katie Taylor.Speaking to News Nation after being appointed the Brand Ambassador of the AIBA World Boxing Championship, Mary Kom had said, “The journey, at the very beginning, was very different. About five-six years ago, we were suffering in different ways in terms of facilities, travelling-wise and problems related to infrastructure. Today, all the needs are taken care immediately. No need to worry about support and facilities now. The younger generation is far better off than us as they have little worries,” Mary Kom said.However, there was disappointment for India in the 54kg Bantwamweight section as Manisha Maun lost in the quarterfinals to Stoyka Petrova of Bulgaria 4-1. The 20-year-old had stunned world champion Dina Zholaman of Kazakhstan to enter the 54kg quarter-finals but here  she was found wanting against the technical brilliance of Petrova.More glory for IndiaIn other results, more medals were assured for India Lovlina Borgohain defeated Australia’s Kaye Frances Scott 5-0 to enter the semi-final of the 64-69 kg Welterweight division. She will next meet Nien Chin Chen of Chinese Taipei. In the 54-57 kg featherweight, Sonia continued her fine form by defeating Colombia’s MA Castenada 4-1. She will face North Korea’s Son Hwa Jo in the semi-final. In the 64 kg light welterweight category, India were assured of a medal with Simranjit Kaur winning 3-1 against Amy Broadhurst of Ireland. Simranjit will now face Dan Dou of China in the semi-final.However, in a controversial incident, former gold-medallist Stanimira Petrova had her world championship accreditation revoked by the International Boxing Association (AIBA) after the world body ruled that her allegation of corruption by judges was not backed by evidence. The Bulgarian, a 54kg gold-medallist in the 2014 edition, accused the judges of corruption after losing her 57kg world championship pre-quarterfinal bout to India’s Sonia Chahal here.Sonia won the bout in a 3-2 split decision. AIBA’s decision to revoke Petrova’s accreditation came a day after her coach Petar Yosifov Lesov was barred from the corner for throwing a water bottle inside the ring after the bout. In a statement, AIBA said that by her conduct, Petrova has disrespected her opponent, the judges, the referee, the event organisers and the world body itself. last_img read more

Townsend ‘surprised’ by scrum penalty for Japan bonus

first_imgJAPAN benefited from “an incredible call” to earn a bonus point in their World Cup victory over Samoa, says Scotland head coach Gregor Townsend.The host nation crashed over for a stoppage-time try in a 38-19 win after Samoa were punished for a squint scrum feed on their own five-metre line.Japan meet the Scots in the hosts’ final pool match on Sunday.“I’ve never seen a crooked feed [penalised], certainly at the World Cup or in the Six Nations,” said Townsend.“I think it’s an incredible call to be honest. It’s something that has not been refereed and there’s been an agreement that there is more latitude for scrum-halves putting the ball in because you are the team that’s won the scrum.“To see it in a World Cup really surprised me. To see it as we went into injury time for a game-changing decision was an even bigger surprise.”Scotland must secure a bonus-point victory over Russia on Wednesday to close the gap on Japan to four points going into Sunday’s meeting in Yokohama.Townsend’s side would then need to prevail against the hosts to reach the quarter-finals but could miss out with a win if Japan picked up a losing bonus point.Townsend has made 14 changes to his starting line-up for the match with Russia, keeping key players fresh for the weekend.Star men such as Finn Russell and Stuart Hogg are left out completely, with Blair Kinghorn, Pete Horne, Ben Toolis and George Turner making their first appearances in the tournament.“We have had a long rest into this game,” said Townsend. “Obviously, we don’t have too much of a rest into our final game.“A three-day gap between games is the shortest you can get. What we can do with the players on Thursday depends on what happens in Wednesday’s game.(BBC Sport)Kotaro Matsushima crossed for Japan’s crucial fourth try in the 84th minutelast_img read more

Veteran business foundation launched

first_img“We noticed that cohorts were expressing how much they missed being on campus and how there wasn’t any alumni association specifically for MBV students that graduated,” said Manibog, who serves as president of the foundation. “[Much like the] camaraderie in the military, they felt like they really had that while they were in MBV … When they left after they graduated, they felt that huge disconnect.” Manibog said he wants the foundation to serve as a community that inspires its members to surmount challenges like the ones he faced during his childhood and later, when he had problems with drug use.  The foundation works with organizations like Habitat for Humanity in Los Angeles in addition to developing mentorship partnerships with at-risk youth. For Manibog, the program hits close to home after a troubled childhood, providing character development that he would have benefited from. By mentoring, he wants to expand the opportunities he has received to other young people in difficult situations.  “We want to use the strength of our alumni and tap into their resources, their connections, the companies that they’re working with,” he said.  In October, Manibog, along with other MBV alumni, had a “customer discovery phase” in which they asked alumni and current students about their biggest concerns during the course of the program. They found that many people in the MBV community faced issues paying for the program after exhausting their GI Bill and Veterans Affairs benefits.   “One of the things that a military person misses when they leave the military and go to the civilian world is the camaraderie,” Takayama said. “Through this MBV program, you kind of get to hang around veterans, and similarly, everyone else wants to kind of connect and help each [other].”  Amy Curran, an active-duty Marine in the MBV program, learned about the foundation in a class talk by Manibog and immediately knew she wanted to be a part of the program.  The MBV Foundation provides mentorship and community service opportunities for veterans pursuing graduate degrees in business and connects alumni of the program with current students. (Photo courtesy of MBV Foundation) Marshall School of Business adjunct professor Kathy Takayama, whose father served in the Navy during the Vietnam War, said she was recruited to the MBV Foundation after the foundation learned of her fundraising experience and volunteer work. Following the unexpected loss of her husband, Takayama started raising money for scholarships for high school graduates. Founded in December, the organization offers a youth mentorship program, veteran scholarship grants and encouragement for veterans considering graduate degrees in business. “I want to be able to show the next generation, ‘This is what it means to have a family. This is what taking care of each other is about, and you can succeed regardless of where you came from,’” Curran said. Manibog said the foundation hopes to tap into the MBV alumni network to encourage more veterans to continue their education at USC.  “I went to a continuation school. Never in a million years would think I would end up at USC,” Manibog said. “Everyone that goes through this program, all we can think about is … how can we continue to give because we’re so grateful for all [of the] things that we’ve gotten.”  Before creating the Master of Business for Veterans Foundation, Benjamin Manibog noted the USC MBV program lacked the alumni network and volunteer engagement opportunities that other degree programs’ alumni associations offer. At a football tailgate, he heard MBV alumni reminisce about the cohort community of the program and wanted to re-create the feeling of fellowship. “We want to make a significant impact in the world,” Manibog said. “What I wanted to do is continue to have a platform for these veteran students to continue to make a difference in people’s lives in their communities.” In response to the discovery poll, the MBV Foundation plans to fund scholarships to encourage veterans to continue their education.  “My ‘why’ [in life] is to illuminate the hearts of others, so that they may rise above their barriers and summit the highest peaks,” Manibog said. “I just want to inspire people to see them achieve their goals, to overcome their obstacles, and I feel like the MBV Foundation is the way to do that.”last_img read more

Michael Gbinije battles foul trouble and steers Syracuse during 2nd half in win

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on January 19, 2016 at 12:04 am Contact Matt: | @matt_schneidman Twice when Duke’s help came on Tyler Roberson ball screens, Gbinije couldn’t do what was designed. Boeheim said the go-to play was supposed to get Gbinije in the lane, but he had to improvise. Both times, the senior threaded a bounce pass to Roberson, who converted on each to push Syracuse further ahead.Gbinije said he put his ego aside for what was admittedly a heavily anticipated visit to his former home stadium. A third straight win to further right the ship that is Syracuse’s season was more important. He had plenty reason to relieve his former roommate, Duke center Marshall Plumlee, of worrying about him in the lane.But the Gbinije Syracuse has seen all season wasn’t about to change.“He was able to hang in there and play that kind of game and play that hard the entire game,” Boeheim said. “… I mean I can’t tell you how good he was tonight.” Comments DURHAM, N.C. – A frustrated Michael Gbinije put both hands over his mouth and ran down the court past everyone. Jim Boeheim stood on the sideline with a look of disgust on his face. An arm slightly extended is all they thought it was.But Brandon Ingram tumbled backward too far for the referee’s liking, giving Gbinije his third personal foul with 2:21 left in the first half. Boeheim has said that his point guard wouldn’t come out even if he had a heart attack, but in this case, the SU head coach didn’t have an option.The Orange’s starting point guard sat and watched as Duke took a lead into halftime, but a renewed Gbinije emerged in the second half, attacking with abandon and no regard for his foul trouble. What resulted was 10 second-half points (14 total), a career-high nine assists and seamless execution of Syracuse’s go-to pick and roll as he provided the motor in SU’s (13-7, 3-4 Atlantic Coast) 64-62 win over No. 20 Duke (14-5, 4-3) at Cameron Indoor Stadium on Monday night.MORE COVERAGEWhat we learned from Syracuse basketball’s 64-62 win against DukeTyler Roberson has historic rebounding night at Cameron Indoor StadiumBlum: Syracuse hits the reset button on season with upset win over No. 20 Dukecenter_img “It was a tremendous testament to what he can do,” Boeheim said.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textWhat Gbinije can do is something he’s been doing: playing almost 40 minutes, scoring in a variety of ways and being the maestro of an offense while feeding shooters. But against the Blue Devils, first-half foul trouble could’ve forced him to resort elsewhere.Instead, he pounded the inside to complement two made 3s, diversifying a Syracuse offense that did just enough.“Mike was our leader,” freshman Malalchi Richardson said.On the Orange’s first possession of the second half, Gbinije coasted right to the rim for a layup. There was no hesitation heading to dangerous territory in the paint, the same area where he picked up the fouls that sent himself to the bench.For him, there wasn’t a better alternative.“I just felt like that would’ve gave us the best chance of winning,” Gbinije said. “I just wanted to try to use my size and try to get in the paint and open up things for others.”Katherine Sotelo | Web Designer Related Stories Tyler Roberson has historic rebounding night at Cameron Indoor StadiumWhat we learned from Syracuse basketball’s 64-62 win against DukeBlum: Syracuse hits the reset button on season with upset win over No. 20 Dukelast_img read more