Kung Fu Announces Three-Night, Stephen King-Themed Halloween Run In Colorado

first_imgConnecticut funk-rockers Kung Fu have announced a three-night run in Colorado over Halloween weekend. On October 26, the band will perform at The Fox Theatre in Boulder, CO, and on October 27 and 28, they will bring the party to Denver at the Be On Key Psychedelic Ripple. For their all three nights, the band will present a special concept called “Stephen Kung Fu,” where they will blend music from Stephen King movies and television series in with Kung Fu’s original funk/fusion repertoire. There are some fantastic songs attached to Stephen King’s screen adaptations, including The Ramones “Pet Sematary,” George Thorogood‘s “Bad To The Bone,” and a full film score by AC/DC for the film “Maximum Overdrive.”Ticketing information for the October 26 show is available here. Ticketing information for the October 27 show is available here, and October 28 here.last_img read more

The owners of Brisbane’s Pancake Manor are hoping for a sweet sale of their home

first_imgInside Brisbane’s famous pancake manor in Charlotte St.The four-bedroom property is listed through Trent Powles of Harcourts Coorparoo. More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North1 hour agoNew apartments released at idyllic retirement community Samford Grove Presented by The home at 7 Watson St, Camp Hill before renovations.“There were old newspapers under the lino, the kitchen was very old and the house wasn’t in a good state at all.”They raised and extended the home to make it nearly four times the size.“The original house had really high ceilings and we wanted the same downstairs. We also dug down so we could have a garage and media room,” he said. The renovated home at Watson St, Camp Hill.THE owners of Brisbane’s Pancake Manor are hoping their renovation of a tired character home in Camp Hill will result in a sweet sale. Jan and Lee Langford bought 7 Watson St as a project and have transformed it into a beautiful family residence. “It was very rundown and very old,” Mr Langford said.center_img It was much more impressive afterwards.“We made the most of the space available and we’re big believers of open plan living.”The Langfords retained many of the original features of the house including ornate ceilings, leadlight windows and hardwood floors. last_img read more

Short-term rentals: how to make it work

first_img Acquire the right ratio between price and occupancy rate. A property with a $60 nightly rate and 100 per cent occupancy over 30 days will have a monthly return of $1800. However a property with a $100 nightly rate at 70 per cent occupancy will have a return of $2100. Raise prices for special calendar events. Set a higher price and a five-night minimum stay over public holiday weekends to make sure the property is booked over the entire period. MORE REAL ESTATE STORIES Holiday night bookings are relying more heavily on short-term accommodation options. Multimillion-dollar home reno Grand estates to make your drool Inner city and South Brisbane properties are perfectly positioned to capitalise on the short-term rental market.On the Gold Coast, properties in Surfers Paradise and Broadbeach are the highest performing suburbs, also with a 70 per cent occupancy rate.center_img The Brisbane City Council city plan fact sheet recognises the short-term rental of a family home, unit or investment property as a valuable source of additional income and has a hotline (133 263) for anyone seeking further information on the regulations and licences needed for a proposed business.The Queensland Government is working on a code of conduct to govern the behaviour of hosts and guests and also to introduce a system of data sharing to understand who is renting out their own home, and who is running a short-term accommodation business. Queensland Tourism Industry Development Minister Kate Jones said huge growth in the short-term accommodation presented great opportunities in the tourism industry.“But it’s also important to preserve our standard of living here in Queensland,” she saidMore from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus11 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market11 hours agoShort-term rental property management specialists, MadeComfy, said Queensland was perfectly positioned to take advantage of the sector.Investment properties in the Brisbane suburbs of the CBD, South Brisbane, Fortitude Valley, Milton, and New Farm can achieve a 70 per cent occupancy rate. Raise nightly rates and wait for last minute bookings. Set your prices higher than the average in the suburb. The goal is to catch last minute bookings in the week before check-in from guests who have few other options. Tourism hot spots like the Gold Coast have high occupancy rates.“Despite the high competition, property owners in these areas have a great opportunity to maximise rental income if the property stands out from the crowd and uses the best pricing strategy to attract guests,” pricing manager for MadeComfy, Gina Zhang, said.She has three top tips on how to maximise returns on a short-stay property: Short-term rental options are becoming more appealing to Queensland property investors.LOCAL and state governments acknowledge the value of Queensland’s short-term accommodation sector as a source of additional income and a growing part of the state’s tourism industry.But they also understand the challenges body corporates and some communities face when investment properties are turned into short-term stays with increased noise and security concerns among common complaints.If you have an investment property you’d like to include in this in this growth sector, here’s what you need to know.Industry research shows the sector, which includes operators such as Airbnb, Stayz.com and Booking.com represents 16 per cent of Australian holiday night bookings annually with host earnings in Australia increasing by 60 per cent to $978 million between 2016 to 2017. FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOKlast_img read more

Bicam OKs P4.1-trillion 2020 national budget

first_imgThe bicam report will be presented to the Senate andHouse of Representatives for ratification before it is sent to PresidentRodrigo Duterte for signature. “Since most of the members signed it already I considerit adopted.” During the meeting, House appropriations committee chairRep. Isidro Ungab said they finalized the bicam report on Tuesday evening. The Senate contingent, led by Senator Sonny Angara as the Senate finance committee chairman, signs the panel report on the bicam-approved P4.1-trillion 2020 national budget. OFFICE OF SEN. SHERWIN GATCHALIAN The members of the joint panel signed and adopted thereport during a meeting held at the Manila Polo Club in Makati City onWednesday. center_img “Day and night we met. It was a long, two-week hard workand last night we finally finalized the bicam report,” he said. MANILA – The bicameral conference committee has approvedthe report on the proposed P4.1-trillion national budget for 2020. Duterte can either sign the proposed budget bill into lawor veto it. (With a report from GMA News/PN)last_img read more

AFCON 2013: Yiadom picks up injury in training

first_imgGhana striker Richmond Boakye-Yiadom was unable to complete Tuesday evening’s training session after sustaining an injury.The 19-year-old picked up the injury while going in for a tackle with an unnoticed teammate.The on loan Juventus striker at Italian Serie-B club Sassuolo limped off the pitch with the unspecified injury.The Black Stars medical team will assess his condition later in the evening and if necessary, will take him to the hospital tomorrow morning for further examination.The injury to Boakye-Yiadom compounds the fitness situation in the Ghana camp ahead of the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations which commences this weekend.Ghana is already sweating on the fitness of defender Isaac Vorsah and midfielder Anthony Annan who are battling minor injuries. Coach Akwasi Appiah will be hoping to have all his players fit for Ghana’s opening game against DR Congo on Sunday.The team is expected to travel to South Africa on Wednesday – four clear days towards their opening Group B encounter.The Black Stars who will be based in Port Elizabeth will also face Mali and Niger at the group stage.last_img read more

Cervi hoping for another CFD Championship

first_imgCHEYENNE, Wyoming >> There have been some changes over the last 20 years at the “Daddy of ‘em All.” Just ask barrel racer Sherry Cervi from Marana, Ariz.Cervi, who is a four-time world champion, won this rodeo 21 years ago in 1995. At that time the Women’s Professional Rodeo Association part of the competition was held as part of the night show and their entrance into the arena was from the south.That put the placement of the barrels in the opposite direction as well, but the actual size of …last_img

ENT equipment helps save lives

first_imgPieter Twine (MySchool General Manager), Roxy Mitchell from the Children’s Hospital Trust, patient Tyrone Siljeur and Silva Kuschke, Chief Audiologist at the Red Cross Children’s Hospital. (Image: Children’s Hospital Trust)Children at the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital will now have specialist ear, nose and throat (ENT) equipment with the help of the Woolworths My School programme.The retailer and hospital celebrated the handover of a R400 000 donation – raised through their 2015 Christmas campaign – to the Children’s Hospital Trust, the fund-raising arm of the hospital in Cape Town.The Trust will use the gift to purchase specialist ENT equipment. It will enable the hospital to save the lives of children with life-threatening ailments and test the hearing of hundreds of other children.Much needed gearA high speed otologic drill is among the first pieces of equipment bought with the funds. This highly specialised piece of surgical equipment will be used on children who suffer from cholesteatoma; a disease of the middle-ear that can lead to death when untreated.A specialist microscope used for examination and diagnosis to prevent hearing loss will also benefit the hospital’s out patients. This will assist in more accurate and effective diagnoses, and improved procedures, which, in turn, will help the hospital maintain its high standards of paediatric care.The Christmas campaignThe My School, My Village and My Planet fundraising programmes is one of the biggest in South Africa. It raises essential funds for schools, charities and environmental organisations by encouraging cardholders to swipe their cards at retail partners. In turn, retailers donate a percentage of the purchase value to the beneficiary of the buyer’s choice.The Woolworths Christmas Giving campaign was supported by international music sensation Pharrell Williams. Woolworths customers donated to the campaign every time they used their linked cards in a store between the 5 November and 25 December 2015.Louise Driver, CEO of the Children’s Hospital Trust, said: “Woolworths and My School are such valued supporters of the Children’s Hospital Trust and the Red Cross Children’s Hospital.“As benefactors of their annual Christmas Campaign, the Trust has have been able to purchase much-needed ENT equipment to perform life-changing operations and interventions on children who suffer from severe ear disease, ensuring that they regain or do not lose their ability to hear. We want to thank them for their generous donation, as well as all the customers who swiped their cards while shopping. Every little swipe has made a huge difference in a child’s life.”Pieter Twine Woolworth’s manager of Loyalty and My School, said: “We are delighted that our customers were part of this successful campaign to give the gift of hearing to South African children in need.“The funds raised for this was in addition to our normal contributions to customers’ beneficiaries. So, it was an easy way for them, at no extra cost, to participate in the essential, but very expensive upgrade of the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital’s ENT equipment.   The festive season should always be about giving, and it is such a pleasure to help to improve children’s access to specialist medical care.”last_img read more

Too late for cover crops?

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Planting cover crops is a quickly growing trend for farmers in Ohio, but after a trying harvest season that still has a fair amount of area to go, are farmers too far behind the 8 ball to plant a cover crop? The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins finds out from Field Agronomist Bradley Ott in this week’s DuPont Pioneer Field Report.last_img

Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast November 14, 2018

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Dry and sunny through most of the day today as we are in-between systems. However, clouds will start to build later this afternoon, particularly in south and southwest Ohio ahead of our approaching moisture surge from the south. It should be a nice day today in many areas, but still chilly.Moisture is coming about 6 hours faster with our next event. By this evening, moisture will be pushing into far southern Ohio and will be fully across the southern quarter of the state midnight tonight. From there, moisture spreads across the rest of the state through the overnight and through Friday morning . We are keeping liquid equivalent precipitation totals at a few hundredths to .5”, with coverage at 90% of the state. Snow totals will be from a coating to 3” with coverage at 75% of the state. The southern third of the state may end up with lesser snow potential with more rain around. Temps over Ohio look to largely be above 35 degrees through the day tomorrow, which will allow snow flakes to fall, but perhaps not stick around as much to accumulate. Or, we may see predominately rain in some areas. It all comes down to temperatures tomorrow, and right now that is what makes Ohio tough to call on rain v. snow. Either way, all precipitation should be done by sunrise Friday.  The map at right shows potential snow through Friday morning.We should be dry in all areas Friday afternoon through next Wednesday. This is a drier forecast, as we are taking precipitation out on Saturday. There can be some clouds around, but the disturbance is losing moisture quickly, and will have nothing left as it drifts across the state. The weekend should be decent.While we are taking moisture out for the weekend and giving a longer dry window in this forecast this morning, we are going to have to pay for it. That comes next Thursday, on thanksgiving. We are projecting clouds to increase through the midday and early afternoon, and we can’t rule out a bit of moisture, light rain and light snow, from late afternoon through the evening. Rain continues through Black Friday. Totals do not look too dramatic, but still, we will be calling for a few hundredths to .3” with 75% coverage.The extended 11-16 day period starts drier, and we are taking rain out of the forecast for the 24th. However, we are leaving a good slug of moisture in or the 25th and 26th. To be clear, we are still taking about all rain, as temps begin to climb after thanksgiving.  Since we are lopping the 24th off of this precipitation event, we are drawing the top end of the rain projection back slightly and are looking for half to 1.5” rain totals, with coverage at 90%. A second minor batch of moisture arrives a few days later around the 28th and 29th but should produce under .25” of moisture. We cool down with that system and may have to look at a rain/snow mix.last_img read more