Luxury emptynesters turn bedroom into wine cellar

first_img Queenslanders ‘most well off in nation’ What an amazing spot to watch Riverfire from! 32 Macrossan Street in Brisbane City is the prestigious Admiralty Quays building.Not to be outdone by famous neighbours like a former prime minister and two job queens, a pair of emptynesters converted one of their bedrooms into a lovely wine cellar.Mike and Rhonda O’Dwyer, whose children had long left the nest, had been keeping their spare bedrooms free for when the offspring visited.But, 12 months ago and almost 18 years since they’d bought the luxury apartment in prestigious Admiralty Quays, the couple decided to bite the bullet and turn one bedroom into their wine cellar. New look at Hemsworth’s mega mansion Admiralty Quays is one of the most tightly held residential buildings in the city.As outstanding as all that is, the most amazing part of the home, according to Ms Goodger, was its “floor-to-ceiling glass that encompasses the breathtaking views of the city, Story Bridge, and river”.The three bedroom, one wine cellar, three bathroom, double car park luxury apartment will go to auction at 6pm on March 20 at 33 Lytton Road, East Brisbane. And tuck into your own personal wine collection. Amy Shark sinks millions into home town The cellar and wine tasting room were created in a former bedroom. This brave move came after they’d successfully begun using another bedroom as an office in a building that’s home to the likes of former Australian PM Kevin Rudd, his wife jobs richlister Therese Rein and fellow employment queen Sarina Russo.“We decided we had so much space and said, you know what, this room would make a marvellous wine cellar,” Mr O’Dwyer told The Courier-Mail.“It holds 500 bottles. Outside the entrance of the wine cellar there’s a wine tasting room, where we have classic stools and tables.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus14 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market14 hours ago Place New Farm agent Judy Goodger is taking the property to auction next month.“It’s perfect for entertaining private, intimate numbers. You can get together with a couple of people, sit and chat just outside cellar and taste a variety of wines.”The rooms had been used for whenever their children or other guests came to stay over.“We have already converted one bedroom into an office. I’m not a wine expert, but I’ve always enjoyed a nice red. I’m more of a social person who enjoys the company of others, so the cellar has given my wife and I the opportunity to have friends drop in and share a glass of wine together.”They now have one bedroom which is theirs, one which they use as an office and another that’s a guest room. Residents have special facilities for group entertaining with stunning views across the water. 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It is the perfect home for those who want to entertain or simply relax and enjoy the priceless, panoramic views.” MORE: NRL star cuts Gold Coast ties FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON FACEBOOK Your might bump into a former PM or a richlister in the lobby. The apartment looks out over the twinkling lights of the city, the Brisbane River and the Story Bridge.last_img read more

UAE’s ADNOC pledges to increase oil supply amid price war

first_imgUAE’s oil giant ADNOC has decided to step up its efforts and produce more oil, pledging to increase supply to over 4 million barrels per day in April 2020 following the collapse of the OPEC+ agreement and the oil price war between Saudi Arabia and Russia.Source: ADNOCIn a statement on Wednesday ADNOC Group CEO, Dr. Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, said: “In line with our production capacity growth strategy announced by the Supreme Petroleum Council, we are in a position to supply the market with over 4 MMBPD in April. In addition, we will accelerate our planned 5 MMBPD capacity target.”ADNOC also said it would provide better forward visibility to its customers and that it would shortly announce forward prices for the months of March and April 2020.“This decision has been made to ensure that our customers have visibility of the price so they can plan accordingly,” ADNOC CEO said.“As announced in November 2019, ADNOC remains firmly committed to moving from its current retroactive pricing mechanism to a new forward pricing mechanism for its flagship Murban crude oil. This will be traded on a new independent exchange, ICE Futures Abu Dhabi (IFAD), which is expected to launch after the necessary regulatory approvals are obtained.”ADNOC’s decision to boost oil output comes after OPEC and Russia last week failed to agree on further production cuts in order to cope with falling global oil demand as a result of coronavirus outbreak.OPEC suggested the extension of oil production cuts until the end of the year and further cuts until June 2020, but Russia refused to support this plan pushing OPEC to remove all limits on its own production, Reuters reported last Friday.As a result, oil prices suffered a historic collapse last Monday after Saudi Arabia shocked the market by launching a price war against onetime ally Russia.With the decision to increase output, UAE’s ADNOC has joined the state-run Saudi Aramco which, according to Reuters, plans to raise capacity to 13 million bpd from 12 million bpd.Offshore Energy Today StaffSpotted a typo? Have something more to add to the story? Maybe a nice photo? Contact our editorial team via email. Also, if you’re interested in showcasing your company, product, or technology on Offshore Energy Today, please contact us via our advertising form where you can also see our media kit.last_img read more

‘Don’t worry, I’m fine,’ insists Juve coronavirus victim Rugani

first_img Juventus are due to host Lyon in their Champions League return fixture behind closed doors in Turin next Tuesday. All sports in Italy have been suspended until April 3, including Serie A football, but Champions League and Europa League matches are under the jurisdiction of UEFA. Juventus and Italy defender Daniele Rugani told fans ‘don’t worry, I’m fine’ after becoming the first Serie A footballer to test positive for the new coronavirus. Juventus defender Daniele Rugani in action against Genoa in October 2019 The 25-year-old “is currently asymptomatic,” the Italian champions said, but the Turin-based club are “currently activating all the isolation procedures required by law, including those who have had contact with him.” “I want to reassure all those who are worried about me, I’m fine,” Rugani later said on Instagram. “At this moment, however, I feel even more duty to thank all the doctors and nurses who are struggling in hospitals to cope with this crisis. “I invite everyone to respect the rules, because this virus makes no distinctions! Let’s do it for ourselves, for our loved ones and for those around us.” Rugani is the first top-flight footballer to fall victim to the virus which has killed 827 in Italy, the second most stricken country in the world after China, and infected 12,000 people, including several Serie C players. Rugani has spent the last seven years at league leaders Juventus apart from a two-year loan spell at Empoli. He has played just three league games this season, most recently against Brescia on February 16 and SPAL on February 22. He was on the bench in Lyon for the Champions League last-16, first-leg clash on February 26 in France and the team’s last game against Inter Milan in Serie A on March 8. Inter said Wednesday that “all competitive activities have been suspended until further notice” as a result of Rugani’s positive test. “The club is currently taking steps to put all the necessary procedures into place,” the Milan club said. Loading… Read Also: Tension as Juventus star tests positive for coronavirus UEFA called off two Europa League games on Thursday between Italian and Spanish teams. Inter Milan were set to host Getafe with Roma due to travel to Sevilla. In the Champions League, Barcelona are also due to host Italian club Napoli next Wednesday. Many Serie A clubs had suspended training until next week but Juventus continued to train ahead of their planned Champions League tie. Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo is currently in Portugal with his mother who suffered a stroke. “Cristiano Ronaldo did not train and remains in Madeira pending developments related to the current health emergency,” the team said earlier Wednesday. Italy’s 60 million residents are in lockdown in a desperate bid to halt the spread of a virus which claimed 196 lives in the last 24 hours. Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte announced on Wednesday that all stores, except for pharmacies and food shops, would now be shut. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s Hysterical6 Best ’90s Action Movies To Watch Today10 Amazing Characters We Wish Were Official Disney PrincessesPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your BodyBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearMost Outstanding Female Racers Who Made History In SportsWorld’s Most Delicious FoodsThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s Hysterical10 Most Evil Female Characters In Disney Movieslast_img read more

Bulldogs Win Big Against Lions

first_imgThe Batesville Bulldogs traveled to Rushville on Tuesday, April 11th and won both games of the doubleheader. In game one, the Bulldogs took the lead in the fourth inning to capture the game from Rushville by a 13-5 score on Tuesday. The game was tied at three with Batesville batting in the top of the fourth when Trey Heidlage singled off of Tyler Wilson, driving in two runs.In the fourth Tyler Wilson walked Batesville’s Zack Blomer to drive in a run and then Wilson walked Jacob Christie to add another run.The Bulldogs then scored five runs in the sixth inning. Batesville’s big inning was driven by a single by Caleb Raab, a single , and a stolen base.Alex Roell earned the win for Bulldogs, as he pitched seven innings, giving up five runs, seven hits, and striking out seven. Wilson took the loss for Rushville. He threw four innings, allowing six runs, three hits, and striking out five.Overall, the Bulldogs had eight hits in the game. Heidlage and Quinn Werner each collected multiple hits for Batesville.Heidlage and Bohman each drove in two runs to lead the Bulldogs.Bulldogs Defeat Rushville Despite Allowing 3-Run Inning In game two of the double header, Rushville scored three runs in the first inning, but Batesville still won 5-4 on Tuesday. The big first inning for Rushville came thanks to a error and a single by Ryan Norvell.However, Batesville took the lead for good with three runs in the fourth inning. In the fourth Alex McPherson singled off of Andrew Rice, driving in one run.Trey Heidlage doubled off of Rice, driving in two runs.Lane Oesterling earned the win forthe Bulldogs. He went seven innings, allowing four runs, six hits, and striking out six. No runs were earned for Oesterling. Rice took the loss for Rushville. He threw five innings, allowing four runs, six hits, and striking out three.Overall, Batesville collected six hits. Heidlage and McPherson each collected multiple hits for the Bulldogs which led the team.The wins take the Bulldogs to 5-3 on the season and 2-0 in the EIAC. Batesville will play Columbus East at Liberty Park on Thursday, April 13th at 5:30 pm.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Justin Tucker.last_img read more

Big Ten Basketball Preview

first_imgPurdue guard, Carsen Edwards wins the Big Ten pre-season Player of the Year.  He was a second team All-American last year.  Edwards decided not to turn pro after winning the Jerry West Award as the nation’s top shooting guard.Edwards and Wisconsin’s Ethan Happ were both named unanimous pre-season All Big Ten Selections.  Other players to make this list include Indiana’s Romeo Langford and Juwan Morgan, Maryland’s Anthony Cowan, Michigan’s Charles Matthews, Michigan State’s Nick Ward and Cassius Winston, Minnesota’s Jordan Murphy, and Nebraska’s Jordan Palmer.Believe it or not, college basketball is just around the corner.Most of the information for this blog came from an article by Nathan Baird which appeared in the Indianapolis Star.last_img read more

Strong singles play sends Syracuse to win over Pittsburgh

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Luke Jensen wasn’t satisfied with his players’ efforts. During the break between doubles and singles play, Jensen huddled his players around him and demonstratively instructed them to focus on their matches.“The mind is the biggest thing,” the Syracuse head coach said after the match. “When you’re going into competition, it can be your greatest enemy or your greatest strength.”The Orange took Jensen’s words to heart.Syracuse used a strong effort from its top singles players to dominate its match against Pittsburgh (3-3, 1-1 Big East) on Sunday morning at Drumlins. The win was the fourth straight for Syracuse (4-5, 1-1), and the first of the year in conference play.The top three singles players propelled the Orange, making quick work of their opponents to ensure the 6-1 victory. Sophomore Amanda Rodgers led the way for Syracuse at the No. 1 singles spot for the second time this season, taking a 7-5, 6-2 win over Pittsburgh’s Taylor Washington.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“I think I just needed to weather the storm a little bit,” Rodgers said. “I played her last year, and I knew I was in for a fight today.”Like Rodgers, both Maddie Kobelt and Jimena Wu didn’t spend much time on the court before getting the win. All three top singles players were the first on the court to finish their matches.“It’s a really good sign that we have a really tough top three or top four,” Jensen said. “We can battle, and we’ve got to be able to battle.”Syracuse earned its fourth straight doubles point on Sunday, taking two of the three matches to jump out to the early lead.Kobelt and Wu each dropped four games en route to their respective victories. Brittany Lashway also stepped up in her second match since recovering from injury. She went on to win 6-3, 6-4.Lashway’s return allowed junior Aleah Marrow to get a breather. She suffered a mild sprain in her foot in the match against Binghamton on Friday.With Syracuse’s win Sunday, the Orange now has four straight wins at home. Syracuse entered the stretch with a record of 0-5.“We’re really big about how this is our house,” Rodgers said. “We don’t lose here.”The win over Pittsburgh comes on the heels of Friday’s victory over Binghamton. Syracuse dominated the Bearcats, not dropping a single set. Both Kobelt and Lashway cruised to 6-0, 6-0 finals.Overall, in the four matches at home this year, Syracuse has lost only three head-to-head matchups.“Drumlins has always been amazing to us. Our crowd has always been amazing to us,” Jensen said. “Look at what we do in other sports. It’s tough to play us here in Syracuse. It’s tough to get up here. It’s tough to live around here. It wears on [our opponents], and I think our athletes feed on that.” Comments Published on February 18, 2013 at 1:24 am Contact Sam: sblum@syr.edu | @SamBlum3last_img read more

Men’s hockey: Badgers comeback Saturday night provides momentum into big weekend

first_imgIt would have been supremely easy for the Wisconsin men’s hockey team to fold Saturday night at the Kohl Center.Facing a daunting 3-0 hole heading into the third period against Northern Michigan, the Badgers stormed back with a barrage of three goals in less than three minutes, overcoming their largest deficit in a game since the 2013 season. The 3-3 tie would hold into the overtime period as both teams battled to a draw for the second time in the weekend series.For the Badgers (0-0-2), the opening series was a promising start coming off a disappointing 2014-15 campaign, head coach Mike Eaves said Monday. He added he was optimistic about his team’s start, but saw areas that should be addressed.“We can be better, I know that’s something Friday night to Saturday night we were much improved, but our play in the offensive zone can improve,” Eaves said. “[The offense] got better. We are actually going to focus on it a little bit and see if we can shore that up and be more productive and more effective in that area of our game.”UW took an unorthodox approach to the tilts against the Wildcats, alternating between two different goaltenders — senior Adam Miller and freshman Matt Jurusik. Eaves saw both good and bad from the pair.“It looked like in the first period that Adam didn’t want to get out and stop any pucks, and for Matt, he seemed to be playing deep in the net in that first period,” Eaves said. “As the game went on, they both made excellent saves and Matt showed a really good ability to handle the puck and make good decisions with the puck once he went back and stopped it, so they both got comfortable the more they played.”The Badgers will take their hodgepodge approach to New England this weekend as they square off against No. 4 Boston College and No. 6 Boston University at 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday night, respectively. Eaves said he’s excited about the prospect of his players gaining experience away from home.“We can learn lots,” Eaves said. “I think you’re trying to grow together as a team, and we took a step in that direction this weekend. Now we go on the road in somebody else’s backyard and how we play, being up against it, all those type of things.”last_img read more

Greystones amateur best of the Irish at Open Championship

first_imgAmateur star Paul Dunne is the best-placed of the Irish players following a 3-under par round of 69 yesterday. He is one clear of a group of six that includes Retief Goosen and 1999-winner Paul Lawrie.Johnson will be among the late starters, and again plays with the well-placed Jordan Spieth.The Masters and US Open champion is 5-under.last_img

Mayo County Board say Keegan should have been replaced sooner

first_imgMayo County board say they accept that Lee Keegan should have been withdrawn as a precaution “a number of minutes earlier” after he suffered what appeared to be a concussion during yesterday’s defeat to Cork.Keegan appeared to have suffered a suspected concussion during their match at Pairc Ui Rinn after colliding with Cork’s Eoin Cadogan.Cadogan was immediately withdrawn after the particularly nasty looking clash, but the Mayo captain was not withdrawn until a little over ten minutes later.last_img read more

Celtic and Rangers clash in Scottish Cup final

first_imgBitter rivals Celtic and Rangers have been drawn together in the last-four of the competition.The other tie sees holders Hibernian face Aberdeen.Games will be played at Hampden Park over the weekend of April the 22nd.last_img