Family home with great bones proves a winner for Brisbane couple

first_imgRelax and unwind at 16 Bowness Close, Sinnamon Park.The property is on a 700sq m block of land and there is plenty of room for a pool.Dean Property Team selling agent Robert Dean said: “We think you would need to go a long way before finding this type of finish in any property”. Check out the bedroom at 16 Bowness Close, Sinnamon Park.Mr Leggo said the home was almost “gasp worthy” when they first laid eyes on it.“It had great bones,” he said.“It was kind of orange and a little dated.The feature walls and back patio were a terracotta orange.More from newsDigital inspection tool proves a property boon for REA website3 Apr 2020The Camira homestead where kids roamed free28 May 2019“The moment the light hit it, it threw orange on all the walls and ceilings, it wasn’t pleasant,” he said.Since the revamp, Mr Leggo said the home was his most favourite, having lived in more than 30 properties over the years.“Sinnamon Park is one of Brisbane’s best kept secrets,” he said.“We moved here not knowing about Rocks Riverside Park. The birdlife and breezes are amazing.” The couple are moving to the Gold Coast as Mr Leggo said his mother was not well.He said the one-level property would best suit a couple, or buyers looking to downsize.“It’s a really easy place to live in,” he said.“It’s low maintenance, there’s only watering and mowing to do.”The home has had new carpets put in and a new Bali hut.And if you like to wind down after a hard day at work, there is a freestanding Lusso Stone egg shell bath to enjoy. 16 Bowness Close, Sinnamon Park. The kitchen area at 16 Bowness Close, Sinnamon Park. 16 Bowness Close, Sinnamon Park.When Craig and Jen Leggo first walked into their Sinnamon Park home they knew there was a lot of work to be done.The couple bought the four-bedroom, two-bathroom home in 2011 and have done a major renovation throughout the 16 Bowness Close property. 16 Bowness Close, Sinnamon Park.last_img read more

Bleach: Loss to OSU leaves Badgers wondering

first_imgBeating the crap out of Michigan will never get old.I now know how the barbarians must have felt when Rome was finally sacked. Like Rich Rodriguez, Romulus Augustus was probably bitching about holding calls as his troops were getting steamrolled.And dominating the Wolverines is just the latest of accomplishments for Wisconsin football coach Bret Bielema.In a season that can largely be viewed as a success, Bielema has managed to keep Paul Bunyan’s Axe in Madison for the sixth year in a row, produce another dominating young Wisconsin running back and he taught the defense to tackle — something he forgot to do in 2008. Not to mention he has the fans feeling good about the team instead of calling for his head for the first time since 2006.With a Badger win Saturday and an Ohio State loss, Wisconsin would grab a share of the Big Ten title — something they haven’t managed in a decade.Most importantly, the Badgers washed the Fleischmann’s-esque taste from their mouth when they embarrassed UM in the second half last Saturday. And I mean, I thought Tate Forcier might cry embarrassed.A smile of relief was spread across almost every player’s face after that game. The 2008 season — and all of the frustration that came with it — could finally be put to bed.I could go on in this vein for 600 more words, but unfortunately, Ebenezer Scrooge is my great-great Grampy and I have a little greed in my body.Despite all of these decent accomplishments, the 2009 season will be remembered as the “what if” year for me.As in, what if the Badgers had managed to beat a mediocre Ohio State team for the first time under Bielema?What if junior quarterback Scott Tolzien hadn’t summoned his inner Jay Cutler, throwing two pick-sixes that drove this alcoholic state to drink even more?What if Bielema had hired/delegated a special teams coach, preventing the game from getting out of hand when OSU took a kickoff to the house?Perhaps I should just be happy 2009 wasn’t a repeat of 2008, but Ohio State and their overrated quarterback keep popping up in my mind.To recap for those who have forgotten:UW lost 31-13 at the Horseshoe despite doubling OSU’s total yardage 368-184.The Badgers moved the chains 22 times in the game. The Buckeyes managed eight first downs.Wisconsin held the ball for 42:47. Terrelle Pryor and Ohio State’s offensive offense embarrassed themselves for 17:13.And despite all of that, not only did the Badgers lose, they got blown out.I may be imagining it, but I’m pretty sure Bielema started his post game press conference by saying, “WTF?”The ramifications for this head-scratching loss were huge.As we can now see, the Buckeyes might be the most mediocre Big Ten champion of all time. They lost at home to a USC team starting a freshman quarterback. That same Trojan team just dropped their third game of the year 55-21 to Stanford last weekend.Ohio State then proceeded to lose to Purdue. I was going to make a joke involving PETA members, Michael Vick and Wisconsin thrashing Purdue 37-0, but the Boilermakers have suffered enough, haven’t they?All the stars had lined up correctly this season for the Badgers. UW had an easy schedule, skipping Penn State and hosting Michigan at Camp Randall. The Big Ten is experiencing a down cycle, or at the least a mediocre cycle where no team has stood out as dominant. The title was Wisconsin’s for the taking.The answers to this “what if” is pretty simple.Simply by beating a team 21 starters clearly outplayed, UW would be in the lead seat for a Big Ten conference title and a Rose Bowl reservation — a chance that doesn’t come around Madison all that often.Instead, the two pick-sixes caused Tolzien to lose confidence, and his slide continued with a three-interception game against Iowa.Even with the iron-clad “1-0” mindset Bielema instills, Tolzien has thought about the OSU game a little.“During the bye week I kind of thought [what if],” Tolzien said. “At this point, I’m sure at the end of the season I will be feeling that way, but right now you just got to focus on the next opponent, not let that stuff affect you.”During the offseason, Tolzien will probably come to these conclusions:A good season could have been a great one… but he threw two pick-sixes.Bielema could have shut up his critics permanently… but his special teams gave up a back-breaking touchdown that put the game out of reach.And finally, what ifs will haunt you… so don’t mess it up next time.Michael is a senior majoring in journalism. Think he is focusing too much on Tolzien’s interceptions? Think he demands too much? He can be reached at [email protected]last_img read more

ONGC IOC get new directors

first_imgNew Delhi: State-owned Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) and Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) have got two new directors on their respective boards to replace ones superannuating. ONGC in a statement said Rajesh Kumar Srivastava has taken over as the new director (exploration), replacing A K Dwivedi who superannuated last week. Separately, IOC said Sandeep Kumar Gupta has taken over as the director (finance) of the company. He replaces A K Sharma who retired from service in May. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscal A postgraduate from Lucknow University with a Masters Degree in Engineering Geology from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, Srivastava joined ONGC as a geologist in 1984 at Krishna Godavari Basin, Rajahmundry. Gupta, a commerce graduate and a chartered accountant by qualification, was executive director (corporate finance) at IOC’s Corporate Office prior to his elevation. He was also functioning as the Chief Financial Officer and Chief Risk Officer-in-charge of Corporate Accounts, Treasury, Investment Appraisal and Risk Management.last_img read more

Federal probe finds coordinated social media trolls in Alberta election

first_imgA federal agency investigating the recent Alberta election has found evidence the campaign featured tactics including co-ordinated, false social media postings.In a report released late Friday, the Rapid Response Mechanism — created by the G-7 to monitor foreign influence on democratic elections — identified social media accounts that demonstrated “co-ordinated inauthentic behaviour.”The agency was created by the G7 at the 2018 conference in Charleboix, Que. It is intended to strengthen co-ordination between members in identifying, preventing and responding to threats to G7 democracies from foreign actors using social media to meddle in elections.The agency is based in Canada.On its website, it says it investigated the Alberta vote to see if foreign players were involved.“The Alberta election was identified as being at risk of interference because of the extent to which environmental issues were debated,” it says.No organized influence was exerted from outside the province’s borders, it found. However, Albertans seemed keen to use those tactics themselves.“(We) identified communities that demonstrated a suspicious account creation pattern that is indicative of troll or bot activity,” the report says. “It was mainly comprised of supporters of the United Conservative Party.“The pattern was not identified within communities of supporters of the Alberta Liberal Party or Alberta New Democratic Party.”The report bases this conclusion on a large number of social media accounts created by UCP supporters in the first months of 2019. That analysis was combined with an evaluation of the behaviour of those accounts and the network they were part of.“These are indications of likely inauthentic behaviour.”The report adds that third-party lobby groups were also “spreading disinformation online” before the balloting.The United Conservative Party, led by Jason Kenney, won the April vote.Bots are social media programs designed to artificially generate social media posts that appear as if written by an actual person. Trolls are social media users who intentionally initiate online conflict so as to provoke emotional responses and derail discussions.Bots and trolls can be used together to amplify their effect.The report suggests that although false postings were being systematically disseminated on social media, they weren’t central to the debate taking place among voters. It discounts previous estimates that as many as one-third of postings during the campaign were from bots.“The presence of automated inauthentic activities does not appear central or crucial to the overall conversation,” it says.It did say, supporters of the People’s Party of Canada, led by Maxime Bernier, also showed “suspicious patterns” of social media account creation.It also found a small number of accounts pushing Alberta independence.“Creating false separatist movements or amplifying domestic ones is a known tactic in foreign interference. At this time, (the agency) cannot tie this small group of accounts to any foreign entity.”The report suggests that Canadian political actors are picking up some nasty habits — with unsettling consequences for the approaching national vote.“Domestic actors are also emulating the tactics used by foreign actors within the context of provincial elections,” its says. “This behaviour will make it increasingly difficult to distinguish national from foreign interference efforts in the upcoming federal election.”last_img read more

Celebrating 75 years of Quit India movement

first_imgOn the occasion of 75th Anniversary of the Quit India Movement and the Azad Hind Fauj, Dr Mahesh Sharma, Minister of State for Culture and Tourism inaugurated an exhibition “Quit India and Azad Hind Fauj–75th Anniversary (1942-2017)” at the National Archives of India, Janpath, New Delhi. Addressing on the occasion, Dr Sharma said that the ‘Quit India Movement’ was an important milestone in the Indian Freedom Movement which made the entire nation determined to attain freedom from the British rule. Millions of Indians responded to Mahatma Gandhi’s clarion call and the mantra of ‘Do or Die’. He further added, “the Prime Minister, in his ‘Man ki Baat’ of July 30, said: ‘Our young generation must know what happened on the 9th of August 1942.’ The forthcoming exhibition is simply following his words.” Also Read – Add new books to your shelfThe exhibition which is based on public records, private papers, photographs, newspaper reports and proscribed literature banned by the British Government which came out during the last phase of freedom movement, will continue till September 1. The exhibition has large digital content which can be accessed through interactive mode. The film, presenting the passing of the “Quit India Resolution”, arrest of freedom struggle leaders, the role of INA and Subhas Chandra Bose is also on display. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveThe exhibition is spread over four sections viz: The Prelude to the Quit India Movement which displays documents/reports pertaining to the coming of the cripps mission to India and its failure; The Actual Movement – coining of the term “Quit India” and “Do or Die” by Yusuf Mehar Ali, besides Gandhi’s message in his own words ‘Karenge Ya Marenge – Mat Puccho Kyon’; The Impact of the Movement: this section reflects the disturbances that occurred all over the country after the arrest of the prominent leaders on August 9, 1942; and The Indian National Army and Azad Hind Fauj – The important documents displayed in this section consist of Indian Independence League, Tokyo 1942, message of Rash Bihari Bose 1942, and other publicity material.last_img read more