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First look inside travel king’s controversial Brisbane mansion

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first_imgA render of the facade of the house being built for Queensland millionaire James Pherous in New Farm.IT’S one of Brisbane’s most controversial and anticipated homes, and now we’ve been treated to a sneak peek inside the mansion of travel king James Pherous. The millionaire Queenslander is building a four-level, six-bedroom house on an 1100 sqm block of land at 33 Moray St, New Farm, at a reported cost of more than $20 million.The site at 33 Moray St, New Farm, where the home of James Pherous is being built.A render of one of the bedrooms in the house being built at 33 Moray St, New Farm.Mr Pherous, who founded Corporate Travel Management, paid $11.3 million for the prime riverfront site in 2018 and Brisbane City Council approved the building application for construction of the home in June last year.Tim Stewart Architects has designed the spectacular home, called Iron House, and has just released the first inside renders of some of the rooms, which have been designed to reflect Brisbane’s riverside cliffs and the layers of the river landscape.A render of a living/dining area in the house at 33 Moray St, New Farm.The wine cellar in the house in New Farm.The approved plans for the home comprise a media room, office, study, laundry and stone-cladded living, dining and kitchen terrace on the upper ground level.Level one will include a muted timber master suite with dressing room and ensuite, surrounded by elevated gardens. There will be a further five ensuited bedrooms.A render of a living area inside the home proposed for 33 Moray St, New Farm. Source: Tim Stewart Architects on Instagram.The kitchen in the house being built at 33 Moray St, New Farm.On the fourth level, there will be a roof terrace with a lap pool, an entertainment room with kitchenette and guest quarters. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus9 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market9 hours agoAnd the basement level will feature an ultra-modern wine cellar, games room and gym leading to a clifftop pool. An aerial shot of the riverfront site where James Pherous is building a mansion.But the clifftop pool is proving controversial, with Mr Pherous taking Brisbane City Council to court in a bid to get the green light to build the pool along his boundary, on the edge of a cliff overlooking the Brisbane River, the New Farm Riverwalk and Kangaroo Point.Thirteen people, including neighbours in surrounding apartment blocks, have made submissions to council to complain about the size of the home, court documents show.A render of the master bedroom, featuring a lounge.last_img read more

Deltares, Wageningen University: New Approach to Hydrological Modelling

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first_imgWater managers are continuously making decisions to guarantee water safety. These decisions relate to the short term, for example ongoing droughts or, precisely, when there is a risk of flooding. But they can also affect the long term given the more extreme events caused by climate change. All these decisions have one thing in common: they are often grounded on results from hydrological models.Researchers from Deltares and Wageningen University studied a new design for a model of this kind for the Rhine. The results were published recently in the AGU journal ‘Water Resources Research’.Designing a model like this and setting it up for a specific river basin involves a lot of challenges. In particular, setting up the parameters of the model is often thought to be a difficulty. Parameters in a hydrological model are used to link the behavior of the model to that of the river for which the model is set up.Current hydrological models are spatially distributed, which means that they divide the river basin into small cells of, for example, one square kilometre. A set of parameters are in place for each cell.“Until now, the parameter values were determined using calibration methods that were applied to all the model parameters. However, with the ongoing increase in spatial resolution that we use to model river basins, this approach is becoming an unattainable multidimensional challenge,” said Deltares.In this study, the parameters of a hydrological model were estimated using experimental functions from the literature that have been derived in laboratories worldwide.The functions use freely available information about the locality – such as soil, vegetation and land use data – to estimate physical properties.last_img read more

The Roving Caregivers’ Programme is eagerly anticipating the visit of Early Childhood Development Professor Mary Ann Marchel

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first_img Sharing is caring! Professor Maryann Marchel. Photo credit: cehd.umn.eduMary Ann Marchel, an Early Childhood Development Professor from the University of Minnesota arrives in Dominica on July 12th for a week-long visit which will focus on Early Childhood Development.The Professor, who has had many academic publications pertaining to early childhood development and whose doctoral dissertation title was ‘Parental Satisfaction with Birth-to-Three Early Intervention Service who Adopt a Child with a Disability’ is expected to participate in a field visit with the Roving Caregivers’ Programme and conduct stimulation activities in San Sauveur/Dixpas and in the Carib Territory on July 14th. She is also scheduled to host a session with Pre-school teachers and Roving Caregivers on Autism and Brain Development, conduct material making exercises and have meetings with the Roving Caregivers’ Programme Staff, the East Dominica Children’s Federation Coordinator and the ChildFund Programme Manager during her visit.Staff members of the Roving Caregivers’ Programme are eagerly anticipating the educational exchanges that will result from her visit and wish her a productive and enjoyable visit to the Commonwealth of Dominica.Press ReleaseRoving Caregivers Programme (RCP) Dominica Share Share Sharecenter_img Tweet 52 Views   no discussions LocalNews The Roving Caregivers’ Programme is eagerly anticipating the visit of Early Childhood Development Professor Mary Ann Marchel by: – July 12, 2011last_img read more