Bathrooms That Feel Zen And Will Help You Disconnect

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York With life always moving at lightning speed, the bathroom should be the one place in the home to disconnect and just “be.”Whether it is for alone time or couple time, designers are seeing greater interest in the bathroom as a priority and space that homeowners want to invest in.“Bathroom time is important,” says designer Keith Baltimore of Port Washington-based Baltimore Design Group. “It is alone time for yourself or alone time for a couple. Their private space, especially with a house full of kids. A place that is romantic and also a place to go and have a conversation while getting dressed for dinner or an event.”Some design details that are being recognized in 2018 include wallpaper, brass and gold, exotic stone, great art, accent lighting, and comfortable seating featuring walls with either the organic impact of a marble slab or something dramaticlike a black marble with gold water jet details.“Thoughtful design in the bathroom has become a priority for my clients,” says Huntington-based designer Kim Radovich of Kim Radovich Interiors. “This high-tech fast paced life we live in with so much technology and the pressures of life and so many distractions makes it even more essential to create living spaces that offer a respite from reality.” Radovich offers some inspiring words to help inspire and get started:  “Think of the most glamorous hotel room bath and start with that as your inspiration.”last_img read more

Are you rewarding average?

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr “At most companies, average performers get an average raise. At Netflix, they get a generous severance package.”—Reed Hastings, CEO, NetflixLet’s be honest. Many credit unions provide just average service. We say we compete and differentiate on service but the truth is most financial institutions are average at best when it comes to giving knock your socks off, jaw dropping moments.In a recent post (Marketing Audit Insights Reveal Common Areas of Concern), we noted that one insight from several recent marketing audits revealed the level of consumer service wasn’t as good as what management assumed it was.Why the average service?Probably because of the average employees. That may sound harsh but it also may ring true.Financial institution employees rarely give BAD service. They are not going to cuss out a consumer, make faces at them or roll their eyes during a transaction. It’s rare when someone answers the phone at a credit union with a mean tone. continue reading »last_img read more

Join the club: this property comes with a golf buggy

first_img25101/3113 The Esplanade, Surfers Paradise is set to go to auction on January 28. It comes with a set of draftsman’s drawings. Perfect for boaties or fishermen.An original renovated and elevated beach home in Burleigh will be sold with a set of draftsman’s drawings. It’s ideal for “savvy” local or interstate investors, according to the property listing. 2490 The Parkway, Sanctuary Cove comes with a golf buggy for $1.149 million.FROM a new golf buggy to luxury furniture — some Gold Coast vendors are including surprise features in listings in a bid to get properties across the dotted line.Set in golfing community epicentre Sanctuary Cove, the property fits golf fans to a tee — and that’s before the extra inclusion. 113 George St, Burleigh Heads is listed via an expressions of interest campaign. The sale will also include the furniture.The $1.149 million price tag includes a brand new, two-seater golf buggy.The three-bedroom, three-bathroom residence overlooks one of the area’s two golf courses and has garaging for two cars and the buggy. Inside features a modern design including neutral decor, charcoal carpets, and travertine flooring.If playing on the water is more your style, a boutique Runaway Bay apartment comes with a marina pontoon. Unit 8 also has two large bedrooms with water views, an open style lounge, a roof top terrace and a well-appointed kitchen with walk-in pantry and island bar. 8/32 Oatland Esplanade, Runaway Bay is on the market for $1.295 million.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach Northless than 1 hour ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa20 hours ago The buyer could collaborate with an architect to redesign.“Purchase to develop or purchase to invest as this dual occupancy home and income producing property will earn you a tidy return while you collaborate with your architect to design that dream home with those never to be built out views,” the listing states.As is, the five-bedroom home is full of coastal charm and open plan living spaces.The sub penthouse of the Hilton has hit the market, and it comes complete with the Hilton furniture package. If buyers aren’t sold on the included furniture package, the views might seal the deal.The 51st floor apartment also offers ocean, city, river and mountain views through its floor to ceiling glass windows, and residents have access to the hotel’s facilities including four pools, a spa, sauna, gym, bar and theatre.last_img read more

Ensco closes Atwood acquisition

first_imgUK offshore driller Ensco on Friday completed its acquisition of the U.S.-based rival Atwood Oceanics. Ahead of the completion, shareholders of both companies on Thursday approved the proposed merger.Ensco said that 65 percent of its shareholders had voted in favor of the allotment and issuance of Ensco Class A ordinary shares to shareholders of Atwood Oceanics in connection with the all-stock acquisition of Atwood at the company’s general meeting of shareholders on October 5.Atwood’s shareholders also voted to adopt the merger agreement with Ensco with more than 98 percent of votes cast and 70 percent of shares outstanding in favor of the transaction.On Friday, Ensco said that, under the terms of the merger agreement, Atwood shareholders are entitled to receive 1.60 Ensco Class A ordinary shares for each share of Atwood common stock they own.Ensco and Atwood shareholders will own approximately 69% and 31%, respectively, of the outstanding shares of the combined company. In connection with the completion of the transaction, Atwood common stock has ceased trading on the New York Stock Exchange.Carl Trowell, Ensco’s President and Chief Executive Officer, said, “Today is an important day in our company’s history. Ensco has used timely acquisitions to grow into one of the leading offshore drilling companies, and the acquisition of Atwood is another major milestone in our progression. We are excited to complete this transaction and to welcome our new employees, customers and shareholders to an even stronger Ensco.”Now that the transaction has been completed, the combined company has a fleet of 63 rigs, comprised of ultra-deepwater drillships, deep- and mid-water semi-submersibles and shallow-water jack-ups.The expanded fleet of 37 jack-up rigs, including 27 premium units, now makes Ensco the largest jack-up operator in the world.The estimated enterprise value of the combined company is $6.9 billion, based on the closing price of each company’s shares on May 26, 2017.Offshore Energy Today Stafflast_img read more

Risks of legal cannabis in New Zealand understated, Massey University researchers say

first_imgNZ Herald 22 February 2019Family First Comment: The Drug Foundation released a dodgy report trying to argue that legal marijuana would make money for the country. But as we said at the time, they were wrong. Now it’s confirmed.“These findings … suggest that any balanced evaluation of the impact of a regulated commercial cannabis market should include the possibility of increasing adult cannabis use and related health costs,” the Massey researchers wrote.  They added: “Those who disproportionately bear the harm of alcohol and tobacco use are also likely to disproportionately bear the harm of commercially available cannabis, including Maori, high-risk youth, those suffering mental illness and lower socio-economic groups.”KEY POINTS:Previous study on cannabis legalisation estimated net social benefit of $225m/yearNew journal article says social and health risks were understated in that reportUS evidence indicates possibility for higher use and harm, journal authors sayResearchers say Kiwis need full picture of risks before they vote on legalisationThe risks of legalising cannabis in New Zealand have been understated, say a group of drug researchers.In particular, the assumption that a legal cannabis market will not result in an increase in harm was misguided given evidence from the United States, the researchers from Massey University said.New Zealanders will vote in a binding referendum on personal use of cannabis at next year’s general election.Writing in the New Zealand Medical Journal today, researchers from the university’s SHORE and Whakiri Research Centre said they were broadly in support of cannabis law reform that was based on harm reduction.But the group – led by respected drug researcher Professor Chris Wilkins – were concerned about a report released late last year which they said did not give an adequate picture of the potential risks of a commercial cannabis market in New Zealand.That report, by economic consultancy Sense Partners, looked at the potential impact of several law reform options, including a legal, regulated market for cannabis. It concluded that such a market in New Zealand could generate $240 million in tax revenue and could have a net social benefit of $225m a year if health and education services were invested in.READ MORE: read more


first_img Share Tweet Share Sharing is caring! LocalNews NEW IMAGE AND LOGO FOR DSWMC by: – May 13, 2011center_img 293 Views   no discussions Share Mahaut Primary School student; winner of the Sensay Se Pa Zordiz DSWMC Carnival 2011The Dominica Solid Waste Management Corporation unveiled a new logo and mascot, as symbols of its new image for 2011 and beyond.At a press conference held Thursday, 12th May, 2011, at its office in Goodwill, the first prize winner of the logo competition Miss Nari T. Royer, received an Acer, laptop sponsored by CIS Ltd.Acting General Manager of the DSWMC Mr. Bristol Lawrence says: “The new logo depicts the future of the Dominica Solid Waste Management Corporation with an image of a green Island encompassed with the words Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Composting.“The logo creates the mental image of exactly what we aim to achieve as a Corporation. On this note we would like to congratulate Miss Royer for a job well done. This demonstrates once more the effectiveness and importance of having the collaborative efforts of the Corporation and the community. “The Mahaut Primary School which emerged winner of the Sensay Se Pa Zordiz DSWMC Carnival 2011, opening parade competition, performed a startling skit onthe separation of garbage in a home setting.  The School received a prize voucher valued at $1,200 from J Astaphans and Co. The Sensay Mascot will be used to change mind sets in schools across Dominica, during the Corporation’s education programmes. “Your support and continued involvement in the affairs of the Corporation holds a direct relation to the success of our operation.”  Mr. Lawrence stated in his address. “For this reason very soon we will be rewarding some of our outstanding customers and communities with high quality household garbage bins, as part of a greater plan to see every household posses a garbage bin which in turn would reduce most of the public health risk related to garbage disposal.“To keep the dazzling green that we showcase in our logo and to preserve our environmental integrity, the Corporation must take the leading role in the collection of the waste most harmful to our environment and people. This includes used lead acid batteries, used oil (cooking and engine oil) tires and metallic waste. Used lead acid batteries are classified as hazardous waste, it cause cancer, birth defects, and present an eminent threat to both human and the environmental life.”As of Monday May 16th, 2011 the Corporation will offer $5.00 for each used lead acid battery brought to the Landfill. In addition the Corporation will waive all tipping charges on the disposal of used oil, tires and metallic waste. The charge of $5.00 a gallon will be waived on used oils. All garages, hotel and restaurants are encouraged to separate and store their used oil for collection, by the Corporation.The Corporation very soon will be carrying out a coordinated collection of derelict and metallic waste from the communities which support the beautification program carried by government. Work with the village councils to cleaning up all old, broken down equipment and derelict vehicles from communities will continue. The Corporation can now be found on Facebook and its website:“Our environmental, Our responsibility, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. The logo says it all.” He said.By Jeno Jacob/ PRO/ DSWMClast_img read more

Nellie Mae Doss

first_imgNellie Mae Doss, 92 of Moores Hill passed away Wednesday April 27, 2016 at Ripley Crossing in Milan. Nellie was born Thursday May 3, 1923 at Liberty, Ky the daughter of Fitzhugh and Neatie (Norman) Bolt. She married Carl L Doss August 9, 1952 and he preceded her in death February 14, 1968.  Nellie taught schools for 51 years, 5 years in Milan School and retired from Lawrenceburg Community Schools.  She was a member of the Moores Hill United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women, Indiana State Teachers Association and Retired Teachers Association.Nellie is survived by Daughters: Karen Sue (Glenn) Eddy of Terra Haute, , Patricia L. Gilliland of New Albany; nieces: Ann Libunao of  Versailles, Rita Harwell of Moores Hill; nephew Ron Bassett of St. Petersburg, FL. 4 Grandchildren and 7 Great-Grandchildren.Funeral services will be 11AM Saturday April 30, 2016 at Sibbett-Moore Funeral Home, Mooreshill, with Pastor Ted Hammrick officiating.  Burial will follow in Salem Cemetery in Liberty, KY.  Visitation will Saturday 10-11AM also at the funeral home Memorials may be made to Moores Hill United Methodist Church or the Heart Fund.Sibbett-Moore Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements. 16717 South Manchester Street, Box 156 Moores Hill 47032. (812)744-3280.   Go to to sign on line register book.last_img read more

Judy Walters November 23, 1949 – September 7, 2020

first_imgJudith “Judy” C. Walters, age 70 of Bright, Indiana passed away Monday, September 7, 2020 at Shady Nook Care Center in Lawrenceburg, Indiana. Born November 23, 1949 in Cincinnati, Ohio the daughter of Roy and Shirley (Pirman) Lewis.Judy, a 1968 graduate of Colerain High School, married Larry Walters on April 3, 1971 in Cincinnati, Ohio.Survived by her husband Larry Walters, children Jonathan (April) Walters, Brett Walters, Amanda (Darrin) Vaniglia, and Michael (Cortney) Walters. Grandmother of Paul Vaniglia, Liam, Nora, and Aveline Walters. Sister of Jeff (Linda) Lewis and Peggy Wasiniak.Preceded in death by her parents Roy and Shirley Lewis, son Kevin Walters and brother Steve Lewis.Visitation will be held Thursday, September 10, 2020 from 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. Funeral services will be held Friday, September 11, 2020 at 11:00 A.M. with Pastor Shawn Crisman officiating all at Jackman Hensley Funeral Home 215 Broadway Street Harrison, Ohio 45030. Graveside services will be Monday, September 14, 2020 at 11:00 A.M. at Crown Hill Memorial Park, 11825 Pippin Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45231. Masks are suggested to attend services.Memorials may be directed to PAWS of Dearborn County Humane Center c/o the funeral home.last_img read more

Everton ban fan for comments

first_imgEverton have banned a supporter for allegedly posting homophobic and racist comments about a Malaysian fan on Twitter. The target of the abuse was Ric Wee, who was in the news in February after his plans to see the Toffees play live for the first time in 30 years were undone when the Barclays Premier League clash with Crystal Palace at Goodison Park was postponed. An Everton spokesman said: “The club has contacted a supporter informing them of our decision to ban them from all Everton matches indefinitely after they appeared to have posted homophobic and racist comments linked to the club on the social media site Twitter. “This is a breach of our ticket terms and conditions. “Everton has a zero tolerance policy on racism and homophobia.” The club spokesman confirmed Everton sent a letter on Friday to the Twitter user, who has seven days within which to write back asking for a review of the decision, providing supporting evidence. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Poch thanks Sherwood for Kane input

first_imgMauricio Pochettino is thankful to predecessor Tim Sherwood for setting Harry Kane on a meteoric rise that the Tottenham head coach expects to continue for a long while to come. Press Association It is remarkable to think that it is almost exactly a year since the 21-year-old boy wonder made his first Premier League start. Sherwood threw Kane into the starting line-up against Sunderland and was rewarded with a goal in a 5-1 Spurs triumph. A lot has changed since then, with Sherwood now in charge of Aston Villa and his protege a fully-fledged England international with 29 goals to his name. Kane has kicked on impressively under Pochettino’s guidance, yet the Spurs head coach was coy when asked how the credit should be apportioned ahead of his predecessor’s first return to White Hart Lane. “This is up to you to decide the percentages,” the Spurs head coach said, smiling. “It is not about me. “To be fair, I think all the people that were around him from the beginning had an influence. “It’s not only me, Tim, Chris Ramsey, Les Ferdinand, Daniel Levy or (academy manager) John McDermott, I think it is the parents and the friends as well. “When you play like Harry Kane performs now, a lot of people around help you arrive.” Kane may have arrived at the top level but Pochettino is not expecting him to rest on his laurels. “He is not the finished product,” the Spurs boss said. “He can improve a lot. A lot. “He is very young and, my feeling, my thought, is you can improve always. “When you are 21 or 22, you believe you know it all and can’t improve, but, with time and experience, you see that you can improve every day. “It is not important your age, you can improve always if you’re open to improving.” Pochettino does not expect Kane to get ahead of himself, though, thanks to maturity that belies his years. In fact, so impressed has the Spurs head coach been that he handed the 21-year-old the captain’s armband for last weekend’s 0-0 draw at Burnley. “If I pick the same team, it is Harry Kane again,” Pochettino said of Saturday’s match against Villa. “I think he deserves it when you look at the names on the team sheet. He is one of the players who deserves to be captain. “We have many players that can lead the team, but we can select only one. “When you are mature and you are a leader, it is not about age or experiences. It’s about your personality and character.” last_img read more