Why I live in … the head of Australia’s leading chamber music ensemble talks about home

first_imgSouthern Cross Soloists artistic director Tania Frazer, has returned to her childhood home in Brookfield to raise her family. Picture: Josh Woning.Southern Cross Soloists artistic director and oboist, Tania Frazer, has lived around the world but when she and her husband returned to Brisbane 16 years ago, she moved back to the suburb of her childhood, Brookfield, where she is now raising her own children in a house built by her parents.To celebrate the Chinese Year of the Dog, Ms Frazer is preparing Australia’s leading chamber music ensemble for its first concert of the year, Lunar New Year — Memories from Childhood, which is on at the QPAC Concert Hall, on February 17 at 3pm. What do you love about your home? Home grown talent. Tania Frazer and the Southern Cross Soloists will perform as part of Chinese New Year celebrations at the QPAC Concert Hall, South Bank on Sunday, February 17 at 3pm. Picture: Josh Woning. Brookfield. I grew up here and my parents own a large property. I never thought I would live here as an adult as I have lived all over the world as a professional musician, but I really love that I have the opportunity to live here and bring my children up in such an amazing place. It’s green and it also has a great community. It has a village like feeling. Everyone knowseveryone. We live on the top of a hill and can’t see any other houses, just bushland, which is incrediblyrelaxing and beautiful. It would be very interesting to have an amazing place in London. When I lived there I could barely afford a cup of coffee. The thought of owning an apartment in Kensington or Covent Garden would be amazing. I would love to build an extension with an entire glass wall, like a conservatory or similar —somewhere to sit, read a book and relax surrounded by plants and views across the ridge of one of the surrounding hills.center_img What is the best thing about your suburb? Where do you live and why? What would you change about your home?  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 I was always told it is better to rent than buy, though this probably depends on the individualcircumstances. As a musician, I’ve lived all over the world, so I was always renting in all those foreign countries. What is the best piece of property advice you could give? If money was no option, what would be your fantasy home and where?last_img read more

Oceaneering to supply 39 km of umbilicals for Johan Castberg

first_imgStatoil will use Oceaneering’s umbilicals for its recently sanctioned Johan Castberg field development in the Barents Sea, offshore Norway.Oceaneering on Tuesday said it had won the contract for dynamic and static control umbilicals, totaling approximately 39 kilometers (24 miles) in length, and associated hardware.Oceaneering plans to design and manufacture the umbilicals at its facility in Rosyth, Scotland, with delivery scheduled for early 2021.The control umbilicals for Statoil’s Johan Castberg project are expected to be used to transmit hydraulic control fluid and chemicals, as well as provide the electrical power and fiber-optic requirements to operate and monitor the subsea wells, which are located in approximately 400 meters (1,312 feet) of water.The umbilicals are expected to be tied back to a floating production, storage, and offloading facility, or FPSO.Development planStatoil submitted the plan for development and operation for its Johan Castberg project in December 2017.The field development concept includes an FPSO and a subsea development with a total of 30 wells, 10 subsea templates and two satellite structures.According to Statoil, this is the biggest subsea field under development in the world today.The Johan Castberg development costs are estimated at around NOK 49 billion (approximately $5.9 billion). The jobs generated nationwide during the development are estimated at slightly less than 47,000 man-years, some 1800 of which will be located in Northern Norway.Recoverable resources are estimated at 450 – 650 million barrels of oil equivalent. This makes the Johan Castberg project the biggest offshore oil and gas development to be given the go-ahead in 2017. First oil is scheduled for 2022.last_img read more

Video: Ronaldo allows girlfriend Rodriguez to shave his hair

first_imgAnd the five-time Ballon d’Or winner couldn’t resist his infamous celebration cry during the short clip, which was captioned ‘stay home and keep stylish’.Ronaldo has regularly updated his 210 million followers on Instagram about his recent activities, with football having been indefinitely suspended due to the coronavirus crisis.Without being able to visit his preferred barber, Ronaldo was forced to rely on his girlfriend to give him an isolation makeover – a trend which many footballers and celebrities have been doing.The video shows Ronaldo sitting in a chair whilst the 26-year-old Georgina attempts to tackle the forward’s hair from behind.Despite Ronaldo pulling a nervous expression during the trim – the former Real Madrid and Manchester United superstar appeared in high spirits while entertaining the camera.Ronaldo’s partner Georgina is not a complete novice and knows a thing or two about working in the barber industry as she is the manager of the ‘Insparya’ hair transplant clinic in Madrid, which launched last year – the Juventus star’s latest business venture.Ronaldo and Rodriguez were first snapped on a string of dates in late 2016, when the Portuguese great was plying his trade in La Liga.Georgina has since claimed that her first meeting with Ronaldo was ‘love at first sight.’The clip even received four million views within the first 15 minutes of being published, further emphasising Ronaldo’s unparalleled social media presence.The couple were first spotted on a string of dates in late 2016 and have since had a daughterRead Also: Ronaldo voted greatest player of all time in fan tournamentAnd Ronaldo has earned huge praise from his fans recently after contributing to Juventus’ attempts to cut costs during the escalating coronavirus pandemic.The 35-year-old has agreed to lose £3.45million of his exorbitant salary, but is unlikely to notice the hit with the wideman on course to take his career earnings into the billions this year.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Promoted Content6 Extreme Facts About HurricanesWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesThailand’s 10 Most Iconic LandmarksRobert Pattinson Showed The GQ Magazine What Quarantining Means7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The WorldOnly The Chosen Ones Can Appear On-Screen Even After Their DeathWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?Couples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way20 Facts That’ll Change Your Perception Of “The Big Bang Theory”7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better The Juventus talisman has recently sported a top-knot this season, but may be about to debut an entirely new look after uploading a video of his model partner stepping up to the mark. Cristiano Ronaldo is the latest player to undergo a haircut during lockdown, with his girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez taking up the clippers to keep the superstar looking stylish.Advertisementlast_img read more

Libertarian Gubernatorial Candidate Hospitalized

first_imgRICHMOND, Ind. — Indiana’s Libertarian candidate for governor Rex Bell was admitted to the hospital Wednesday night.It is unclear why he was taken there.His campaign released the following statement saying that he was admitted to Reid Health in Richmond to undergo testing.“As details become available, the Bell for Governor campaign will share further updates.”Bell is from Hagerstown.last_img

NWS officials investigate possible weekend tornado in the Sunman area

first_imgWilmington, Oh. — The National Weather Service now says a tornado may have touched down in the Sunman area Saturday.Officials from the National Weather Service in Wilmington will visit the site and conduct an assessment today(Wednesday, October 11). Spotter information and radar data supports the tornado theory.last_img

Super Fans

first_imgSomeone asked who I thought was the best basketball fan in Ripley County.  I think I have two good candidates for that position.  I am sure a lot of you could add to this list as well.  My two candidates are John Ward and Bill Hisrich.John has been part of Ripley County basketball since he could shoot a ball.  He was a player at Osgood High School, then a coach, athletic director, and administrator at Jac-Cen-Del.  Today John goes to a lot of games at Milan High School, because that is where his grandchildren are going to school.Although Bill Hisrich did not go to school in Ripley County or play basketball there, Bill’s contribution came in the way of announcing ball games.  During his prime, Bill announced games from the pee wee level to the high school sports.  There were some weeks that his only day off would be Sunday.  As I think of it now, he may have even worked some CYO games on Sunday.  Known as “Mr. Bill” to the students at Batesville, he spent a lot of his retirement years as a substitute teacher.Both of these men can be seen at ball games today.  If you see either at a ball game and you once played basketball in Ripley County, tell them “thanks”.last_img read more

Liverpool will wear New Balance for rest of season

first_img The Reds are out of all cup competitions for this season. “Liverpool FC can confirm New Balance will continue as the club’s official kit supplier until July 31, 2020,” the club said in a statement on Monday. read also:Liverpool take a knee to protest Floyd’s death “It has been mutually agreed with New Balance, the club and incoming kit supplier Nike that the deal, which was due to come to an end on May 31, 2020, will be extended due to the Premier League being suspended as a result of COVID-19. “Nike’s term as official kit supplier to the club, outfitting the men’s, women’s and Academy squads, as well as coaching staff and Liverpool FC Foundation, is due to commence on August 1, 2020.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Liverpool will honour their contract with New Balance until the 2019/2020 season runs its course. Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson lifts the Champions League trophy The club were due to start a new shirt deal with Nike when the season finished. But since the Premier League and European competitions are delayed, the Reds will wear New Balance for the coming months. The deal is extended until July 31st, which should be enough to see the Premier League completed.Advertisement Loading…last_img read more

Oh what a night at Oshkosh opener!

first_imgBy Dave PanskeOSHKOSH, Wis. (April 29) – Season openers have a way of getting out of control sometimes, and with 171 cars in 6 divisions filling the pit area at the Oshkosh SpeedZone Raceway on Friday night, one could only hope for the best.The veteran staff at the Zone was up to the challenge and an entire program was complete in 3-½ hours. The drivers also did their job to near perfection with all very competitive features run in just un­der an hour. There were only a handful of cautions during the entire night, compliments of a very smooth, fast track.Defending national and track champion Travis Van Straten pulled away from the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car field on his way to the feature win. Ryan Blank and Jerry Wheeler battled for second with Winkler taking the spot at the finish while Blank, in his first run in the Stock Car division, set­tled for a strong third place finish.With a stout 46-car field in the Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modified division, it was a tough go making the main event, with 24 cars on the grid.Steve Schneider took command at the start and opened a lead with Benji LaCrosse moving into the runner up spot on lap six. For eight circuits, LaCrosse ran outside of Schneider and it was back and forth for the lead.A lapped car on lap 15 messed up the momentum briefly, which was all Schneider needed to re­gain the lead and move on to collect his first feature win of 2016.  LaCrosse could not get back to the leader and finished right behind in second. Defending champion Marcus Yarie had to make the main through the ‘B’ feature, made an exciting run from the back of the field through traffic and ended up taking third.Chris Budzban grabbed the lead in the Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod main and put distance on the field over the first half of the race. Once Tom Schneider settled into the runner-up spot, he slowly cut into the lead that Budzban had established and after lap 10 was within striking distance.Lapped traffic also came into the picture as the leaders had to move through traffic.  On lap 15, Schneider pulled alongside Budzban on the front chute and after two more laps was in control.Not to be outdone by his brother Steve, Tom ran to his first feature win of the season and the pair shared victory lane after their back-to-back victories. Budzban took a close second place finish with J.J. Andersen third.last_img read more

Liverpool lift 19th Premier League trophy

first_imgRelatedPosts Lampard: I still have confidence in Tomori Ighalo: My best moment as ‘Red Devil’ Mane double eases Liverpool to win over 10-man Chelsea Liverpool ended their 30-year wait to lift the league title at Anfield as club captain Jordan Henderson hoisted the Premier League trophy on Wednesday night.The Reds wrapped up the league with seven games remaining last month, courtesy of Chelsea beating nearest rivals Manchester City 2-1. And Liverpool celebrated their triumph after their final home game of the season, receiving the trophy during a special ceremony in the iconic Kop stand after a dramatic 5-3 win over Chelsea.As fans let off flares and fireworks outside the stadium, club legend Sir Kenny Dalglish handed the trophy to Henderson, who has now lifted the Champions League, UEFA Super Cup, FIFA Club World Cup and Premier League as Reds skipper.With a trademark shuffle of the legs, the Reds skipper emphatically raised the trophy to the sky while surrounded by his teammates and Liverpool’s backroom staff.Ahead of Liverpool’s match with Chelsea, Henderson spoke of how being handed the trophy by Dalglish – who won multiple league titles as a player and manager at Anfield – “makes it even more special”.“He’s an iconic figure at this football club, a huge person who we all love,” the central midfielder told BBC Breakfast. Henderson made 30 Premier League appearances this season, scoring four goals and five assists.Though he has been a mainstay in Jurgen Klopp’s side, the 30-year-old missed the Reds’ last two matches with a knee injury and took no part in the game with the Blues.Henderson has been a big miss from the starting XI, with the Reds being held to a draw with Burnley and losing to Arsenal before the thrilling win over Chelsea.Tags: AnfieldJordan HendersonLiverpoolPremier Leaguelast_img read more

B’ville boys soccer handles C-NS in opening week

first_imgThe home team dominated from the outset, B’ville converting three times in the first half and going on to shut out C-NS 4-0.While limiting the Northstars to just three shots all night, the Bees had 15 attempts, two of which by Sungwon Choi that found the net as Tyler Johnson added a goal and assist and Stephen Foertch also scored.For Liverpool, accustomed to plenty of its own success, the big story was the presence of a new head coach after Doug Nunn’s retirement. Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story Depending on the perspective, the area’s high school boy soccer teams have wildly varying perspectives going into the 2019 season.Baldwinsville is, of course, the defending Section III Class AA champions, with all the attention and pressure that it draws. But it also had to replace 18 graduating seniors, eight of them starters, from a group that reached the state final four in Middletown last fall.Cicero-North Syracuse was the side B’ville defeated in that sectional final, and as it happened it was the Northstars that was the Bees’ initial SCAC Metro division opponent last Tuesday night at Pelcher-Arcaro Stadium. Paul Bonus is now in charge for the Warriors, and things did not get off to a smooth start for him as Bethlehem (Section II) edged Liverpool 1-0 in the Aug. 30 opener. Goalie Dan Schaeber  recorded three saves.Then Bethlehem faced B’ville at Pelcher-Arcaro Stadium, and it also ended 1-0 – but not in the Eagles’ favor.A goal by Johnson, assisted by Evan Smith and defender Jack Branigan, proved enough for B’ville as goalie Andrew Taylor stopped all eight shots he faced.When Liverpool opened its SCAC Metro schedule at Corcoran last Thursday night, it cranked up its attack and gave Bonus his first head-coaching win, the Warriors defeating the Cougars 5-2.Faisal Samim, with a pair of goals, led a deep, well-balanced Liverpool attack. Jack Pento, Jaiden Reynolds and Zach Haggett also scored, with Omid Ghulami, Justin Taub and Uttam Bhattarai earning one assist apiece. Schaeber finished with six saves.C-NS looked to recover from its defeat to B’ville when it hosted its annual Optimist Tournament late last week. Against Marcellus on Friday night, the Northstars again suffered a setback, falling 2-0 to the Mustangs.But the Northstars recovered and reached the win column on Saturday, edging New Hartford 1-0, though that still paled next to B’ville going to Fulton and taking out the Red Raiders 5-0.This was the same Fulton side that claimed the sectional Class A title last fall, but the Bees dominated possession in this game, taking 15 shots and having five different players  – Foertch, Brennan Walsh, Chase Hornsey, Malik Davis and Evan Smith – earn those five goals. Walsh and Foertch picked up assists, as did Johnson and Griffin Seeber. Tags: Baldwinsvilleboys soccerC-NSliverpoollast_img read more