Riverfront dream 2km from CBD

first_img The home has a bar.Anyone going to the open home will find a 787sq m home on the 1,115sq m block with over 15m of river-frontage — and it also has a private pontoon for mooring.There’s also a master floor with bedroom and ensuite, two walk-in robes, a home office with private entrance and a large outdoor riverfront deck which has its own putting green. Malouf makes a motza on property Horizon pool and large outdoor entertainment space.The property sits on a massive 1,115sq m block right on the water a short distance to the Eleanor Schonell Bridge — aka the Green Bridge — which links Dutton Park with the University of Queensland in St Lucia.The home, which is open for inspection on Saturday from 10.45am, has been marked to go to auction on Sunday October 27 at 11am. The home easily accommodates growing families.Mr Lordi said there had been an increase in enquiries from local, national and international buyers for luxury properties throughout Brisbane.“Brisbane has exceptional value — and these buyers see that and want to invest in the market before it’s too late,” he said. “We put all of these buyers in competition which in turn produces an above market result.”The property is open for inspection from 10:45am to 11:15am on Saturday. FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON FACEBOOK The putting green on the outdoor deck on the master floor.Appliances in the entertainer’s kitchen are Miele and there’s also a butler’s pantry in the living floor which has several formal and informal zones, a media room, storage room, workshop, plus a huge outdoor riverfront recreation area.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus11 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market11 hours agoThe home also has a horizon edge pool with water feature, self-contained accommodation, a dedicated bar, kitchenette and temperature-controlled wine cellar. A home built to pamper.Mr Lordi said it was a prime piece of riverfront real estate walking distance from the centre of Brisbane.“This property is truly immaculate,” Mr Lordi said. “Spread over four storeys with suspended concrete slab and located only 2km from Brisbane CBD, this home is the definition of riverfront inner city luxury living.”center_img 9 Borva Street, Dutton Park, Qld 4102A stunning home spread across four storeys is expected to generate strong interest given its riverfront location just 2km from the Brisbane CBD.The five bedroom home at 9 Borva Street, Dutton Park, hit the market this week, with agent Joseph Lordi, McGrath Bayside — Manly and Cleveland — set to take it to auction in October. How to keep your cool whien househunting MORE: Region now a millionaire magnet Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:58Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:58 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p216p216p180p180pAutoA, 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 Rate1xFullscreenHow much do I need to retire?00:58last_img read more

Derek Carr on his Raiders future: ‘I’m not going anywhere’

first_imgClick HERE if you’re having trouble viewing the gallery on your mobile device.OAKLAND — If Jon Gruden is willing to trade Khalil Mack and Amari Cooper, it’s only logical Derek Carr is the next franchise cornerstone brought up in trade talks, however unsubstantiated.Gruden said last week he’ll never say never when it comes to dealing players. That comes after he insisted the Raiders weren’t dealing Mack or Cooper … until the Bears and Cowboys, respectively, approached with offers Gruden …last_img

How to Direct Scenes Containing Minimal Dialogue

first_imgMaster one of a film director’s most important skills: Directing scenes that contain minimal dialogue.Top image from Warner Bros.It may sound like a cliche, but the old adage of “Show, Don’t Tell” is as relevant today as ever. As filmmakers, most of us understand the notion that film is a visual medium and therefore the best stories are often told by tapping into powerful visuals. However, many filmmakers fail to actually put this ideology into practice and their films run the risk of lacking depth.There are countless incredible films that have an abundance of dialogue, and the style or genre that you like to work in may call for more heavy dialogue scenes. Regardless, knowing how to direct scenes with minimal dialogue will inevitably improve your results not only in the more textural moments in your film, but also in the verbal moments too. When visual cues, metaphors, and powerful imagery couple together – the end product can really shine. For example, here are a few notable (and wildly dissimilar) light-on-dialogue scenes from classic films:From Terrence Malick’s Days of HeavenFrom Big Night, directed by Campbell Scott and Stanley TucciFrom Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space OdysseySo whether you are someone that likes to direct content with less dialogue, or simply want to improve your understanding of the visual storytelling as a whole, read on. These tips will help you get great results when transitioning into this type of storytelling.1. Imagine your scenes as dialogue.Image from Film DistrictA huge challenge for many filmmakers is conceptualizing and writing material without a lot of dialogue. More often than not, the dialogue-free scenes in films end up being nothing more than transitional moments with very little inherent value unto themselves, with the exception of helping to glue together other pieces in the film. The mistake that many filmmakers are prone to making is not conceptualizing their dialogue-free scene in the same way they would a verbally driven scene.What I often recommend to filmmakers is that they imagine there is dialogue in a scene that doesn’t have any. I will ask – What do you want to tell the audience? How does this move the story forward? What new character info do we get from this? The same kinds of questions you would consider when writing a dialogue scene… Once these questions have been answered, coming up with concepts for visuals that can illustrate them becomes much easier. You’re no longer just thinking about arbitrary images, but rather meaningful information in a visual format.2. Don’t overdo coverage.Image from Film FocusIn film, a lot of the time less is more. This notion applies very obviously to shooting films without a lot of dialogue, yet this is one area where many filmmakers go very wrong. Inexperienced directors will often feel like they need to build up a certain moment, and overcompensate for the fact that it has no dialogue by over-covering the scene. They will get a dozen angles that they don’t really need and actually prevent the viewer from focusing on some of the important visual cues in the scene.3. Find symbolism.Image from Warner Bros.Every shot that you show in your film needs to be important and relevant to your story or characters or both. While it may be relatively simple and straightforward to direct a dialogue-free scene that’s simply progressing the story, it’s more difficult to execute well on the character level. In order to really tap into something emotionally powerful, your visuals need to have symbolic and metaphorical meanings that ideally are subtle enough to hit the viewer on a subtextual level. It’s amazing how powerful subtext is to the average viewer, and many dialogue-free scenes that make use of symbolic or metaphorical imagery are able to convey far more to the audience than any amount of dialogue would be able to. Always look for ways to add meaning to your scenes through the use of objects, colors, wardrobe, props, or any other vehicle that may allow you to do so.4. Break up important moments.Image from IMDbAnother big trap that filmmakers tend to fall into is trying to cram too much information into a single non-verbal moment. So for example, the filmmaker might want to convey a detail about one of their characters (let’s say that the character is a recovering alcoholic that relapses). That same filmmaker might decide to create one long visual scene that somehow shows the character being tempted by alcohol and then giving in… But placing too much information in one scene like this can feel very cheesy and soap-opera like in many ways. The better option is to break up the moment and tell it in two or three pieces.By planting seeds for the audience and leaving bread crumbs, so to speak, your viewers will be led to their own conclusions about your story and characters — and that will give your film a deeper meaning to them. In the example above, if you were to show a few moments leading up to the character starting to drink again (let’s say, having wine spilled on them, watching their boss drink in front of them, etc.), you are able to nudge the audience to the conclusion you want them to draw without being too forceful.5. Show more characterImage from PixarWhen in doubt, always focus on your character development when working with non-verbal material. The most interesting and dynamic character information can be portrayed best in scenes without dialogue, so always take advantage of this fact. Ask yourself what you can show your audience in this dialogue-free scene, moment, or film that you wouldn’t otherwise be able to in a scene with other characters. Maybe you choose to show your main character alone, and give insight into who they are behind closed doors… Whatever choice you make will work as long as it is centered around conveying character detail in an interesting and visually motivated way.If you’re looking for insight into the world of directing, check out these articles from the PremiumBeat blog:Honing Your Craft: Find Your Voice as a DirectorFilmmaking Tips: Becoming a More Versatile ArtistFeature Filmmaking: Creative Problem SolvingWhat are some of your favorite dialogue-free scenes? How do you approach this style of filmmaking? Let us know in the comments below.last_img read more

Soon, Twitter fans can tweet in Hindi

first_imgThere is a good news for Twitter fans in India as popular micro-blogging site is all set to launch services in Hindi in the coming weeks.Twitter, which came into existence five years ago, now boasts of 100 million active users worldwide.”After launching Hindi, Filipino, Malay and Simplified and Traditional Chinese in the coming weeks, Twitter will support 17 different languages,” according to a company blog.Both Twitter and social networking site Facebook have huge following in India. Among others, Facebook already offers its services in Hindi and five other Indian languages — Tamil, Malayalam, Punjabi, Telugu and Bengali.Going by estimates, Twitter has around 200 million registered users.”For many, getting the most out of Twitter isn’t only about tweeting: 40 per cent of our active users simply sign in to listen to what’s happening in their world… Our 100 million active users range from passionate early adopters to recent converts,” the blog dated September 8 said.The micro-blogging site allows users to send messages, with a maximum of 140 characters.Global leaders, film personalities, journalists and sports people, including Indian cricketers, are among the diverse Twitter users.According to Twitter, 35 global heads of state such as Australia’s Julia Gillard and Argentina’s Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, use the site.”More than 40 per cent of the top global religious leaders are on Twitter, including @DalaiLama and the Pope…,” the blog noted.It said reporters share stories and photo from the front lines on Twitter.”Ordinary citizens break news and give us a view we might otherwise miss, like the now-famous Space Shuttle image that was re-tweeted over 2,300 times, and the first photo of the US Airways plane that landed in the Hudson River in 2009,” the blog said.advertisementlast_img read more

In The Spotlight – Sam Brisby

first_imgIn the seventeenth edition of In The Spotlight, Australian Men’s Open player, Sam Brisby, speaks about how it feels to be representing Australia at the 2011 World Cup and the biggest influence on his Touch Football career. Name: Sam BrisbyNickname: BrisoAge: 18Affiliate: Manly Occupation: Swimming CoachPosition: MiddleDebut for Australia: 2010 Men’s Open Trans Tasman and 2009 Youth Trans Tasman. Career highlights so far: Winning the Men’s Open Trans Tasman Series in 2010.How you got involved in Touch Football: Dad introduced me to the sport.Favourite player: Drumayne Dayberg-Muir  What does it mean to you to be representing Australia at the 2011 World Cup:  It means a great deal reaching the top of my sport and representing Australia. It would be great to win the World Cup. Biggest influence on your Touch Football career: DadFavourite sporting moment: Playing my first game for the Australian Men’s Open team.What do you know about Scotland: Long plane flight, ancient castles and cold.Any superstitions: Wearing Lance Armstrong’s ‘Livestrong’ yellow wristband and listening to the same songs on the bus to a big game.Funniest Australian teammate: Anthony Ziade.Favourite quote: Pain is temporary, quitting lasts forever.Any travel plans for after World Cup: London and Paris.Stay tuned to the website for the upcoming editions of In The Spotlight, which will feature every Open’s player travelling to the World Cup. With only 37 days to go until the 2011 Federation of International Touch World Cup, be sure to be regularly visiting the Touch Football Australia website to keep up-to-date with all of the latest news and information. Don’t forget to become a fan of Touch Football Australia on Facebook and Twitter in the lead up to the 2011 World Cup to find out all you need to know about Australia’s World Cup campaign:http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Touch-Football-Australia/384949403384 www.twitter.com/touchfootyauslast_img read more

10 months agoMan Utd boss Solskjaer ready for ex-teammates media gauntlet: An easy ride?

first_imgMan Utd boss Solskjaer ready for ex-teammates media gauntlet: An easy ride?by Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United caretaker boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is ready to run a gauntlet of former teammates in the media.Ex-United stars attacked Jose Mourinho over his negative tactics, his public rows with Paul Pogba and other first-team stars.Solskjaer said: “I won’t get an easy ride. Do you think Gary Neville will ever give anyone an easy ride?“I sat next to Gary for 11 years in the dressing room and he is different class. He is paid to be a pundit now and I think he is fantastic at his job. Gary is unbelievable.“But he has been a manager as well. He was caretaker manager at Valencia, so he knows what position I’m in. He’s been a player, he’s been a manager, and now he’s a great pundit.“There’s also Scholsey, Rio, Keano. They all have strong opinions and are entitled to those opinions. But they know me as a person. They know how I work and how the club works, so they understand the decisions I will make. They understand that results don’t just come with a flick of my fingers.“But for me this job is about getting better performances and getting the team to improve. If the performances improve then the results will come. If not….then we’ll see.“Results have been mixed this season, but the Premier League has changed. When I played here we maybe had one challenger in Arsenal for a period and then Chelsea. Now there are five or six teams challenging, so it is a completely different competition.“I never thought I would be manager here so I’m just going to enjoy these five months and do the best I can. It’s about getting the fans smiling.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

9 months agoWillian admits ‘I don’t know if Chelsea want me to stay’

first_imgWillian admits ‘I don’t know if Chelsea want me to stay’by Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveWillian admits he’s yet to hear from Chelsea about a new contract.The Blues turned down a £50million bid for the forward from Barcelona on Thursday, which would have seen £38m winger Malcom come to London in exchange. While Barca are expected to come in with another bid, Willian pledged his future to the club.The 30-year-old, who has 18 months left on his current deal, said: “My future is here. I have one-and-a-half years on my contract left, and I want to stay until it is finished.“I don’t know if the club want me to sign a new contract, but my focus is here. I would like a new contract. If they want it, I want it. I have been here for five-and-a-half years, won a lot of titles. I am very happy.“To play for Chelsea, you have to put your mind to winning titles every year.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

NL researchers capture video images of elusive Greenland sharks in Nunavut

first_imgST. JOHN’S, N.L. – Researchers probing the frigid depths of the Canadian Arctic got a rare glimpse of one of the oldest and most elusive creatures on Earth, providing valuable insight into just how many of the massive creatures are left.A small team of scientists from the Marine Institute in Newfoundland said they counted 142 individual Greenland sharks in five different areas off Nunavut, where they deployed a baited remote underwater camera.The data — including 258 hours of video footage of the slow-moving sharks — provides some of the first local abundance estimates of one of the largest and longest-lived marine species.“We had no baseline for how many sharks should be there, it’s all new information,” lead author Brynn Devine said from St. John’s.“They’re really fun to watch and maybe not quite as exciting as a great white shark that would be really vicious and attacking the camera, but it was really cool to see.”Greenland sharks can reach seven metres in length and are a top predator feeding primarily on bottom fish and seals. They can live up to at least 270 years and possibly up to 400 years.Devine says researchers have made a rough population estimate of between one to five sharks per square kilometre in most of the sampling regions, which were surveyed from July to September in 2015 and again in 2016. But, she cautions that the figures are from a limited number of camera deployments and more work is needed to come up with more accurate numbers.In Admiralty Inlet, the camera captured 18 individual sharks. The study says that the highest number of sharks seen per hour were in Arctic Bay and were lowest in Resolute. The other areas sampled included central Lancaster Sound, Southeast McDougall Sound and Scott Inlet.The peer-reviewed study on the Greenland shark was recently published in the journal Scientific Reports. Devine and her team travelled to the Arctic region on board a fishing vessel and deployed the camera in waters as deep as 800 metres.The soundless footage shows dappled grey sharks swimming slowly past the camera, along a dark, muddy bottom. One of the sharks — identified by distinct scars and markings — tries to take a bite out of the camera stake and stares directly into the camera before venturing away.Devine said the majority of the sharks they saw had not yet reached maturity as they appeared to be smaller than adults.But, she said so little is known about the species that the findings could be an important first step in getting a handle on the population size and range. What little is known about their numbers is taken from fisheries catches, when the sharks are caught as bycatch, and historical commercial exploitation.“There’s no information out there,” she said. “The species is just so poorly understood.”The International Union for the Conservation of Nature has listed Greenland sharks as near threatened, with the caveat that nothing is known about their density.The species used to be fished for liver oil until 1960, with “annual catch estimates in the early 20th century ranging from 32,000 to 150,000 sharks in Greenland and Norway,” according to the study. The sharks are still caught for human and sled-dog consumption.– By Alison Auld in Halifaxlast_img read more

Jordin Sparks To Perform At Boys Girls Clubs Of America National Keystone

first_imgMore than 1,800 teens will descend on Atlanta March 21-24 for Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s 46th National Keystone Conference, sponsored by the Taco Bell Foundation for Teens.The annual conference is one of the largest, most established youth leadership conferences in the country, and the most anticipated among Boys & Girls Club teens.Themed “ATL—All Teens Lead,” the National Keystone Conference will take place as teen leadership is needed now more than ever in the U.S. Statistics show that more than 1 in 4 students fails to graduate from high school each year; 1 in 3 kids is overweight or obese; and the teen unemployment rate is at a record high. To address these and other challenges, Keystone Conference participants will discuss solutions and develop action plans for addressing the most pressing issues facing youth in their local Clubs and communities.During the action-packed conference, teens will hear from a wide array of motivational speakers and entertainers, including musical performances by recording artist and actress Jordin Sparks; hip hop recording artist B.o.B; and pop group OMG Girlz. Motivational sessions will feature rap and hip hop pioneers Darryl McDaniels of Run DMC, Doug. E. Fresh and DJ Spinderella of Salt-n-Pepa; professional skateboarder Preston Pollard; and WWE wrestler and actress Eve Torres.Teens will also volunteer throughout metro Atlanta; participate in interactive workshops on everything from bullying prevention, financial literacy and college preparedness to robotics, golf and movie making; and make time for fun through various social activities.“Boys & Girls Clubs of America believes a critical step to ensuring success for teens is to actively engage them and empower them to lead through initiatives like the Keystone Conference,” said Jim Clark, president and CEO, Boys & Girls Clubs of America. “We are excited to partner with the Taco Bell Foundation for Teens on another memorable learning and motivational experience for Boys & Girls Club teens.”“The Taco Bell Foundation for Teens has supported the National Keystone Conference for more than 15 years, and we are proud of the positive impact this event has had on so many young lives,” said Regina Borda, managing director, Taco Bell Foundation for Teens. “It is our hope that by providing experiences like these, we can inspire and enable more teens across the country to achieve Mas, starting with high school graduation.”For more information about the National Keystone Conference, or to request press credentials, email Jetaun Adkins at [email protected] or Kinetra Joseph at [email protected]:PR Newswirelast_img read more

Construction begins on Freedom Road to Shoal Lake 40

first_imgBrittany HobsonAPTN National NewsThe community of Shoal Lake 40 in Manitoba hosted a celebratory feast last week to kick off construction of the much awaited Freedom Road.Nearly 50 people including community members, people from the province and representatives from the federal government gathered at the community’s recreation centre for a ceremony that included speeches, drumming and a tour of the construction site.Construction of the road officially began in May. Chief Erwin RedskyChief Erwin Redsky said Friday’s celebration not only marks the beginning of a new road but also the beginning of a road to reconciliation.“Today is a day of celebration. Reaching a major milestone of beginning of construction of our road. Freedom Road.” He said, “This demonstrates what partnership can look like. What equality can look like.”Shoal Lake 40 was forced onto a man-made island more than 100 years ago when the city of Winnipeg built an aqueduct to ensure the city had clean drinking water. The community relies on ferry transportation during the summer months and a winter road during the rest of the seasons.They have been under a boil water advisory for the past two decades. Something Chief Redsky hopes will change once the road is complete.Bob Nault, MP for Kenora, was in attendance for Friday’s celebration. He admits Canada still has a lot of work to do and Freedom Road is just the beginning.“There’s an opportunity to build a new water plant and build other infrastructure in the community.”Last year the federal government agreed to cover up to $20 million toward the road, while the province and the city each agreed to pay $10 million.Freedom Road stretches 24-kilometres with nine of those being on Shoal Lake 40. The road will connect the community to the Trans-Canada Highway. Completion of on reserve road is set for October. A representative for the province couldn’t confirm a date for full completion of the [email protected]last_img read more