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first_imgMichael Yu | The Observer Carroll Hall residents compete in the 2017 Fisher Regatta. The 2018 Fisher Regatta will take place on St. Mary’s Lake, and will feature competitors from each residence hall as well as other campus groups and organizations. This is Fisher Hall’s fourth year partnering with St. Adalbert Catholic School in South Bend, with residents tutoring there four days a week and developing relationships with the students and faculty, sophomore Owen Harte said in an email. So far, this year’s event has raised approximately $7,000 of its $8,000 goal, O’Callaghan said.“We’ve definitely formed a connection with the students, and the Regatta funds go toward helping the school in some way each year,” he said. “Two years ago was renovating the gym floor, we’ve rebuilt a new office or greeting area with more security, last year was a new science lab and now this year the Regatta is for a new computer lab.”The Regatta, which takes place on St. Mary’s Lake at 1 p.m. Saturday, includes at least one boat from every residence hall in addition to entries from various student groups, from the Knights of Columbus to the engineering department. Boats are made out of everything from cement to air mattresses, with races often ending when boats capsize.“My favorite part of the Regatta is always the beginning of the day before all of the boats race — or sink — because when they are all lined up on the grass next to the lake, we can tangibly see how many groups from across campus love to get involved with the Regatta,” Harte said.Fisher rector Rick Mazzei convinced O’Callaghan to take on the sizable task of heading the Regatta committee when he arrived on campus for Welcome Weekend this year.“When I got there he just pulled me into the office and he asked me if I would do it, and when I kind of hesitated he said, ‘I’ll give you five seconds,’ and then he just said, ‘Alright, that’s a yes,’” O’Callaghan said.Planning such a large and popular event requiring sound systems, catering and safety personnel was difficult but rewarding, O’Callaghan said.“Learning, in a leadership role with so many components … to be able to delegate things to staff members and actually trusting that they’ll follow through with it and that they’ll do a good job — which of course they all will,” O’Callaghan said of the most challenging part of planning the Regatta.Both Harte and O’Callaghan emphasized the team effort Fisher residents put into the Regatta each year, with dozens of residents selling the tank tops that make up the bulk of Fisher’s fundraising efforts and ensuring the race itself runs smoothly.“Everyone on staff has been such a huge help this year, especially the freshmen,” O’Callaghan said. “They’ve really stepped up. We have a great first-year class in Fisher this year, and they’ve just helped tremendously.”The Regatta not only marks the end of the school year, but also the culmination of Fisher Hall’s dorm spirit. The excitement throughout the dorm on the morning of the Regatta is tangible, O’Callaghan said.“The morning of, staff gets up around 6:45 and we go through the dorm with all our Fisher oars and we wake up everyone in the dorm,” he said. “Last year I was on the golf cart with the megaphone to go around to each dorm to wake them up, which elicits a lot of bad responses but it’s a great tradition … it was very exciting to actually see it play out.”Tags: 25th annual Fisher Regatta, fisher hall, fisher regatta, ya gotta regatta As the academic year draws to a close, the men of Fisher Hall are gearing up for their best-known and most anticipated event of the year: the 25th annual Fisher Regatta. While the dorm’s signature event is actually in its 31st year, tradition dictates that the homemade boat race continues to celebrate its 25th anniversary indefinitely. Building up for the event is a year-long process, sophomore Ryan O’Callaghan said.“On Welcome Weekend already, the emails that are sent out are always signed YGR for ‘You Gotta Regatta,’” O’Callaghan, head of the Regatta planning committee, said. “A lot of the RAs on their whiteboards have a countdown to the Regatta so even when it’s 160, 170 days away there’s still a countdown on the board. It is something you’re constantly hearing about.”last_img read more

first_imgThe sweet sound of Amazing Grace will be heard on Broadway from June 25, when previews begin of the new musical. Starring Josh Young, Erin Mackey, Tony winner Chuck Cooper and more, the show will officially open at the Nederlander Theatre on July 16.Directed by Gabriel Barre and featuring music and lyrics by Christopher Smith and a book by Smith and Arthur Giron, Amazing Grace is based on the true story behind the beloved song. A tale of romance, rebellion and redemption, the show follows one man whose incredible journey ignited a historic wave of change that gave birth to the abolitionist movement. John Newton (Young), a willful and musically talented young Englishman, faces a future as uncertain as the turning tide. Coming of age as Britain sits atop an international empire of slavery, he finds himself torn between following in the footsteps of his father—a slave trader—and embracing the more compassionate views of his childhood sweetheart (Mackey).The cast will also include Tom Hewitt, Chris Hoch, Harriett D. Foy, Laiona Michelle, Rachael Ferrera and Elizabeth Ward Land.Amazing Grace played a pre-Broadway engagement in Chicago in fall 2014. View Comments Related Shows Amazing Grace Show Closed This production ended its run on Oct. 25, 2015last_img read more

first_imgRory O’Malley Is a Regal RapperRory O’Malley is one of few Hamilton cast members who does not rap. Instead, he gets the British pop melodies as everyone else shows off explosive hip-hop skills. However, O’Malley almost did get to rap on Broadway in the ill-fated Nerds. That’s right: Bill Gates nearly spat rhymes on Broadway. Fortunately for us, O’Malley gave us a taste during #LiveatFive. We’ll just say this: Daveed Diggs has some competition. Lin-Manuel Miranda Is a Chita Show-OffSpeaking of musical theater geeks, let’s talk about Lin-Manuel Miranda at his Sardi’s portrait ceremony. The Hamilton genius got his own sketch a few hours before The Color Purple director John Doyle got his. Presumably in honor of this, Lin dressed for the occasion in a T-shirt from The Visit. No need to suck up, Lin. We bet Doyle would LOVE to direct your next show (as long as it involves the color yellow). AKB Exists in Multiple UniversesThough Tuck Everlasting is taking its final bow on May 29, the Tuck family will live on (duh) through the fans. Thanks to two particular “Tuckies,” there’s now fan fiction of Jack and Louisa (of Andrew Keenan-Bolger and Kate Wetherhead’s Jack & Louisa). It’s an AKB cross-over! We only hope it also features Crutchie moving on from selling papes to hawking merch. Teal Wicks Is Beat & Padded for the GodsTeal Wicks has an uphill battle in Finding Neverland as the character no one wants to root for. You know what makes it harder to climb uphill? Climbing in full drag. Wicks likened the act of getting into character as Mary Barrie to becoming a drag queen—from the lashes to the padded hips. This sounds remarkably similar to Jessica Vosk’s process, and we’d be all for a Marie Barrie/Fruma Sarah drag act. Lena Hall’s a Sugar Daddy & Sugar MommaLena Hall will once again play Yitzhak when Hedwig and the Angry Inch hits the road, but once a week, she’ll trade her “packer” (her word) for a wig in a box. She’ll be the first to have played both Yitzhak and the title internationally ignored song stylist. This is as close as you can get to having two faces peering out of one giant head. Wait. Is Lena Hall the actual origin of love? Star Files It’s Hard for the Om-Nom-NomineesIt’s awards season, and there’s already plenty of excitement in the air. On The Tony Beat, we checked out the Drama Desks nominee reception, and we learned two things: the carpets are weird (thanks, Christopher Fitzgerald) and the honorees are hungry. Well, at least The Humans’ Arian Moayed is. Drama Desks: Long ceremonies and low blood sugar are not a good mix! How about some Schmackary’s next time? Kritzer Is a 1-Woman Forbidden BroadwayLeslie Kritzer’s going from The Robber Bridegroom to Something Rotten!, and if you have something to say, be very, very careful: she might just repeat it (with an uncanny impression) on Broadway.com. While on #LiveatFive, the funny girl unleashed her impersonations of Liza Minnelli, Patti LuPone and Harvey Fierstein. Throw in Jennifer Simard’s Bernadette and let’s do the weirdest production of Nine! Teal Wicks, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Leona Lewis, Jake Gyllenhaal, Lena Hall & Rory O’Malley(Photos: Jemal Countess/Getty Images, Bruce Glikas & Angela Weiss/Getty Images) View Comments Leona Lewis Is Gonna Ride a TireWhen Old Deuteronomy closes a door for one X Factor judge, he opens a window for an X Factor winner. Following the news that Nicole Scherzinger will not belt/meow in the Broadway return of Cats, it was announced that Leona Lewis of “Bleeding Love” fame will assume the role of glamour cat Grizabella. If you touch her, you’ll understand what happiness is, but if you cut her, you’ll get love all over yourself. Jake Gyllenhaal is Bizarre, Fixed, Cold……and we like that in a man! Jake Gyllenhaal will take on the title role in Sunday in the Park with George for one night only. Last year, he did a mere two days of Little Shop of Horrors. Bit by bit, he’s putting a musical theater geek resume together, but we think it’s time he bit the bullet and do a full-blown Broadway musical. At this point, he’s being a tease. A beautiful, talented tease. There are worse things… It’s Friday—and a holiday weekend—so what are you going to do to celebrate? You could start by revisiting some early, wacky and just a touch awkward Broadway.com moments from this year’s Tony nominees, and once you’ve come out of that spiral, brush up on the Lessons of the Week! We’ve had a lot of exciting stories from the Great White Way over the past seven days, so let’s break it down. Ali Ewoldt’s a Broadway.com Vlog BingerAli Ewoldt is stepping into The Phantom of the Opera as Christine. While the young star feels some pressure, she has a specific method to prepare: a good, old-fashioned YouTube spiral. Ewoldt says she can’t stop binge-watching Sierra Boggess’ Daaé Days vlogs. So when prepping for a new gig, remember: Broadway.com vlogs are enough; Broadway.com vlogs are so enough; it’s unbelievable how enough Broadway.com vlogs are. Leona Lewislast_img read more

first_imgSouth Georgia farmers, community leaders and business owners recovering from Hurricane Michael can learn about additional recovery assistance available at a free resource fair immediately following the upcoming 2019 Georgia Ag Forecast meetings in Bainbridge, Georgia, on Jan. 31 and in Tifton, Georgia, on Feb. 1.University of Georgia Cooperative Extension will host the resource fair along with agricultural agencies, other UGA divisions and private entities that can assist with hurricane recovery.According to UGA Extension Associate Dean Laura Perry Johnson, Georgia Ag Forecast organizers have invited participants from state and federal agencies, such as the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service, Rural Development, and Natural Resource Conservation Service; agricultural lending agencies; UGA Public Service and Outreach; and the Center for Rural Prosperity and Innovation at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College.“The Ag Forecast meetings in Tifton and Bainbridge provide the perfect opportunities to offer additional resources to those affected by Hurricane Michael. These meetings are in the heart of both agriculture and the affected areas,” said Johnson. “We are grateful to our partners for working with UGA Extension to support rural Georgia in this time of need.”The registration fee has been waived for this year’s Georgia Ag Forecast seminars in Bainbridge and Tifton thanks to generous support from Georgia Farm Bureau along with AGCO.Georgia Ag Forecast is an annual seminar series presented by the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES) in partnership with the Georgia Department of Agriculture. At the events, UGA agricultural economists address Georgia farmers, lenders and agribusiness leaders about the latest trends and economic conditions in Georgia agriculture.Saralyn Stafford, rural development manager at the UGA Carl Vinson Institute of Government, believes the resources available will be extremely helpful to the southwest Georgia communities that were devastated by Hurricane Michael.“Knowing how many farmers, ag businesses and ag lenders attend the annual Ag Forecast events, UGA Extension and UGA Public Service and Outreach felt it would provide a great opportunity to bring in other resources that are available to help the agricultural communities in their Hurricane Michael recovery efforts,” Stafford said. “Our goal is to make it easier for them to make contacts with possible assistance providers.”Those interested in attending an Ag Forecast meeting in Bainbridge or Tifton must preregister at www.agforecast.caes.uga.edu. The Bainbridge forecast will be held at the Decatur County Agricultural Center. Check-in will begin at 9 a.m. with seminars and lunch following at 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. The Tifton forecast will be held at the UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center. Check-in will begin at 7 a.m. with breakfast and seminars following at 7:30 a.m. and 8 a.m.Those interested in making donations to support ongoing rural initiatives at CAES are invited to contact the CAES Office of Development and Alumni Relations at 706-542-3390.last_img read more

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Two men were arrested Wednesday in connection with a shooting that left a 36-year-old man in critical condition, including one suspect who was released from prison after a prior drug conviction was overturned, Southampton Town police said.Both men, 32-year-old Kwame Opoku of Mastic Beach and 34-year-old Emmanuel Lee Coleman of Riverhead, were charged with first-degree assault. Opoku has a pending lawsuit against Southampton Town police related to the prior arrest.Police said they received several reports of gunshots in the area of McKinley Street in Flanders at 3:08 p.m. It appeared that the victim, who has not been identified, was shot while standing in front of his residence, police said.After the shooting, two men were seen fleeing in a white Chrysler, police said.Southampton Town police, New York State police, along with a K-9 unit, as well as Westhampton Beach police all responded. Suffolk County police assisted by providing air support. Southampton Town police officers arrested the two men after spotting the Chrysler near Spinney Road and Route 24 in Flanders, police said.An investigation following the shooting determined that Opoku was allegedly involved in a “verbal altercation” with the victim earlier in the day, which “subsequently led to the assault,” police said.Opoku was also charged with criminal possession of a weapon, criminal use of a firearm, and reckless endangerment. Coleman was also found to be violating parole, police said.Both men were held overnight at police headquarters and were scheduled to be arraigned at Southampton Town Justice Court on Thursday morning.Opoku’s arrest comes two years after his conviction was overturned in a drug case. Opoku was one of seven people whose convictions were overturned by the Suffolk County District Attorney’s office following allegations that one of the arresting officers, Eric Sickles, was a drug addict, according to Newsday.Opoku spent seven months in 2011 behind bars after his arrest and conviction on drug charges. He later sued Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota for withholding information about Sickles’ alleged drug addiction. As a result, he suffered physical harm, mental anguish and was deprived of his constitutional rights, according to court documents in the case.Spota’s attorneys filed a motion in the case saying that Opoku failed to state a claim, and never in his lawsuit did he say when Spota became aware of Sickles’ alleged drug addiction.In a letter sent to the judge overseeing the case last month, Opoku’s lawyer said his client decided to drop the lawsuit. No explanation was given.A separate lawsuit was filed against Southampton Town and its police department alleging that Sickles, then a member of the now-disbanded Street Crimes Unit, and other officers conducted a warrantless search of his Southampton home in the early morning hours of Jan. 19, 2011.Opoku has alleged that he was falsely arrested after police illegally planted drugs on him.Kwame Opoku vs. Thomas SpotaKwame Opoku vs. Southamton Town Policelast_img read more

first_img 38SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr If you could impart some of your current financial wisdom on your younger self, what would you say? Take more risks? Concentrate more on saving? Choose a less expensive education? All of us would do something differently. Perhaps one of these tips would have paved an easier financial path from then to now.1. Start Contributing to Your 401K as Soon as You CanWhen you landed your first job straight out of college, the last thing on your mind was retirement. But even a couple years’ delay can defer your retirement to later than expected, or force you to tighten the purse strings mid-career to make up the difference. You’re not alone. According to new research from Fidelity Investments in collaboration with the Stanford Center for Longevity, 36% of retirees wished they had saved more during their working years, and 33% wished they had started saving earlier — a statistic that isn’t exactly comforting in hindsight.To make the most of your 401K right now, max out your employer-match contribution — don’t let that free cash go to waste — and negotiate to be vested sooner and/or receive a higher match opposed to $1K to $2k more annually. This is a strategy that will pay off more in the long run. continue reading »last_img read more

first_img 1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Greg Crandell Greg Crandell provides strategy, market planning, business development, and management consulting to financial technology firms and their clients – Credit Unions and Banks. For more years than he wishes to admit, … Web: queryconsultinggroup.com Details Managers everywhere are looking to grow market share, lower costs and improve customer service by maximizing the use of data throughout their businesses. Everyone, it seems, is talking about the benefits of data management and analysis, and its impact on decision-making.  And I’m confident much of the talk will prove to be true – over time. But I can’t help notice that today in most institutions the prevalent process is more conversation and consideration, than it is active doing. This isn’t surprising to me.There are many reasons why organizations are still doing more “thinking than doing.”  It takes time to learn what needs to be known in order to craft a data strategy, set appropriate goals, revise or build teams, build infrastructure and start the work of organizing and analyzing the available data, as well as collecting data from untapped sources.  It’s also true that large data analysis projects and in-house “builds” create an “anticipation challenge” defined by the frustration felt when a project’s perceived value is so great that people are frustrated by the lack of results in the near term. Clearly, the job in front of managers is a big one.  Time to results is a genuine challenge.But one does not have to wait for the results of large-scale data projects to begin to benefit from today’s focus on data-driven decision-making.  There are business intelligence solutions in market now that provide already available member and organization management information, delivered via dashboards, that will move your organization forward in both decision-making capabilities and financial results.  Dashboard based, data-driven solutions such as “financial performance management” applications are available now at affordable prices to promote your organization’s effective use of data.  These relatively easy to implement solutions can both promote your ability to make timely, effective decisions and prove the value of your broader data strategies by putting information, not just data, at your fingertips — now. In a matter of weeks you could put to work one of these industry-tested solutions and begin informing management decisions, tracking progress toward goals, and improving performance.One such area for immediate impact can be found in dashboard-based solutions that deliver full general ledger and profit and loss information and analysis.  These tools allow you to realize efficiencies from automation that reduce staff time and errors. They provide daily performance tracking and reporting, with drill-down capability, that can lead to data-driven dialogues and better, timelier, decision-making. Your institution has at its disposal all the financial information it needs to understand in nearly real time the impacts of decisions on financial performance.  But to do so, fully, you need to deploy dashboard-based business intelligence tools; far more than spreadsheets, these tools bring the data together in one place to share, discuss and inform action.Financial institution managers are rightly spending time looking to data-focused projects that drive growth, reduce costs and improve processes.  And managers expect their efforts toward data analytics and decisioning to pay off in the future. But managers should also look to already available services that promote member understanding and organization management “out of the box” because these services can help you grow your decision-making capabilities quickly, even while you are learning to employ broader analytic capabilities for your organization. In short, there are data-driven solutions available now that can quickly take you places you need to go. Look to these existing tools in order to promote early successes while you develop and execute your longer-term data strategy.last_img read more

first_imgCHENANGO (WBNG) — Free milk was up for grabs at Chenango Forks Elementary School Tuesday night.Over 8,000 half gallon jugs of milk all donated by the Dairy Farmers of America.As many as 300 cars came through.And those who came didn’t even need to live in the district to get the free milk.”People are actually making two trips, they’re giving out to their friends, their neighbors, their relatives, it’s awesome,” says Chenango Forks Central School Superintendent Lloyd Peck. “We’ve seen people come through the line 2 or 3 times and we just see them giving it out to people they know.”Earlier this month, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the launch of the Nourish New York initiative to buy food and other products from upstate farms and get it sent to food banks across the state. All this as farmers have had to dump their milk because of problems they face during the pandemic.last_img read more

first_imgMay 14, 2007 (CIDRAP News) – Indonesia’s health ministry reported today that a 26-year-old pregnant woman who died 2 days ago tested positive for H5N1 avian flu, making her the country’s second fatality in as many weeks.The woman, who was 4 months pregnant, died at a hospital in Medan in North Sumatra, a health ministry official identified as Joko told Agence France Presse (AFP).Her death brings Indonesia’s fatality count to 76, Joko told AFP. From Indonesia’s recent reports, the total number of H5N1 cases appears to be 96, including the 26-year-old woman and a 29-year-old woman who died May 3, also at a hospital in Medan.The World Health Organization (WHO) has not included any Indonesian cases in its H5N1 count since the country stopped sharing H5N1 virus samples with the agency at the end of 2006. The WHO lists 81 cases with 63 deaths for Indonesia, out of a global total of 291 cases with 172 deaths; Indonesia leads the world in the number of deaths.The health ministry confirmed the woman’s case after a second set of tests came back positive for the H5N1 virus, AFP reported.The patient, who was thought to have eaten chickens that died of avian flu, became ill on May 2 and was treated at home before she was transferred to two different hospitals, the AFP report said.Twenty other patients are undergoing treatment for suspected H5N1 infections at various hospitals in Indonesia, Joko told AFP.In other avian flu news, animal-health officials in Bangladesh yesterday reported more H5N1 outbreaks in poultry, this time in a village near Nilphamari, about 250 miles northwest of Dhaka, the capital, Reuters reported today. The fresh outbreaks at small farms prompted villagers to cull about 15,000 chickens over the last few days, the report said.M. M. Kahn, a technical adviser to the Bangladesh Poultry Association, told AFP 2 days ago that the avian flu situation in poultry was “very grave” because some farmers were not reporting outbreaks or were trying to cover them up.”The flu is no longer confined to farms. Recently it infected domestic birds and fowls and there’s a real danger it could infect humans” in the heavily populated country, Khan told AFP.Government spokesman Abdul Motalib said the situation was not yet grave, but he acknowledged the nation was having trouble combating the outbreaks because of limited resources and staffing, the AFP report said.Bangladesh reported its first H5N1 outbreak in poultry in late March. Since then, Motalib said, H5N1 has hit 40 farms in 11 districts and has led to the culling of 151,000 birds, AFP reported.Meanwhile, officials across the border in India said today that dead poultry and ducks in two Indian states have tested negative for avian flu, Reuters reported. One of the farms that reported poultry deaths was in the eastern state of West Bengal in the village of Matigara, which borders Bangladesh.Upma Chawdhry, an official with India’s animal husbandry department, told Reuters that countrywide monitoring was continuing, with a focus on areas bordering countries that have reported poultry outbreaks.In Vietnam, a veterinary official from Nghe An, the central province where H5N1 virus resurfaced in poultry in early May, reported a new flu outbreak yesterday, the Chinese news agency Xinhua reported. About 1,900 ducks from three households were found dead on May 9, an animal-health official who requested anonymity told Xinhua. Samples from the dead birds tested positive for an H5 virus, the source said.Vietnam experienced a rash of outbreaks in December and January in several Mekong Delta and central provinces, according to the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE).Vietnam has had 93 human H5N1 cases and 42 deaths, but no human cases have been reported since November 2005, according to the World Health Organization.See also:OIE reports on 2007 Vietnamese poultry outbreakslast_img read more

first_imgA wise use of storage spaceSales agent at Calibre Real Estate, Marlene Baker, said the size, convenience, outlook and livability of the penthouse combine to make it a very attractive proposition.The sellers bought the penthouse in 2009 so they could take full advantage of their retirement.“They used to live in Clayfield and were looking for something easy and low maintenance that they could basically lock up and go cruising.”Of course if you decide to stay home instead, you’ll probably feel like you’re on holiday anyway.“The balcony looks directly to the city and up and down the river — it’s spectacular there in the evenings,” Ms Baker said. Secure lift access and Christmas gift storage areaWhile your average apartment can feel cloistered, you’ll have no such concerns here.The main bedroom is its own retreat with a study, dressing room, ensuite and balcony ensuring there’s a getaway for the new buyer. Your private main-bedroom suiteThe layout and four private car spaces would even suit a modern family, said Ms Baker.“I have a family (interested) … they have three teenage kids.“They thought the teenage kids don’t need as much outdoor yard space. It’s convenient for them and there’s enough parking for all of their cars.”If entertaining is your style, then guests won’t have pay to park either.“At Portside there’s parking underground which you’d ordinarily have to pay for, but if you have a large party of guests then each of them can get a pass to go down and park in there in Portside as well — that’s part of the Penthouse deal.”Ms Baker said she’s enjoyed having the chance to sell the apartment, and it seems the owner’s lifestyle is influencing her as well.“The owners do love their cruises so whenever we talk, we’re always talking about where they’re thinking of going next. I said to my own kids, ‘When we sell it, we’ll book a cruise.’”The penthouse is for sale now by private treaty through Calibre Real Estate Brisbane. Not a bad view for your dinner each eveningMore from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home2 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor7 hours agoThe lush decoration and printed wall paper may strike some online viewers as busy, but Ms Baker said once you’re in the apartment, you’ll understand what the owners have achieved.“They had a stylist come up from Adelaide who did help them with the decoration.“With the heights of the ceilings and light from outside, it all works in together.”One of the central pieces is also used very effectively by the owners each year.“That tree that’s in the atrium they end up decorating at Christmas time, then put all the Christmas presents in there and the grandchildren can’t touch them because it’s all glassed (in).” The penthouse is opulent and hugeWith almost 600sq m of living, you’ll forget this Portside sky mansion is part of an apartment block.But you’ll need around $5.5 million to secure the dream.The penthouse of Infinity Apartments located at 132/37 Harbour Road Hamilton has hit the market and it’s every bit as opulent as you’d imagine.Built in 2005, you enter the four-bedroom, three-bathroom home directly out of the secure lift.Take a couple of right-hand turns and you’re walking through the home theatre and into a 2000 bottle wine cellar — a handy detour to make before bee lining to the monster balcony and its city view.last_img read more