The critically acclaimed Netflix original series, Stranger Things, came out on July 15th of last year and quickly made waves with its nostalgic 80’s aesthetic, impeccable casting, and its finely tuned blend of humor, horror, and suspense. Perhaps one of the most recognized aspects of the popular show is its opening theme, which captures the mystery of the series and its throwback setting with its stripped-down and unsettling theme songwith its menacing musical swells that work their way across the series itself. The original Stranger Things soundtrack continues with this vibe, and true to the 80’s vibe meticulously crafted in the show, will be coming to your home or car via cassette.Stranger Things Star Finn Wolfhard Plays Guitar On Mac DeMarco’s Shoulders In Atlanta [Video]The Stranger Things soundtrack — which features the music of Kyle Dixon and S U R V I V E — was released in two volumes, and both will be released on red cassette in addition to the vinyl box set released earlier this year and the digital streaming services they’re already available on. Each cassette continues to riff of the aesthetic of the show, with blood red cassettes, cases that are fashioned to look like VHS tapes (remember those?), and covers of the Strangers Things artwork that play off of the popular poster motifs that informed the promotional artwork of some of our favorite movies from the 80’s. The soundtrack cassette release is coming to the shelves on July 14th via Lakeshore, one day before the one-year anniversary of the Netflix original show, which should keep fans satiated (if they can figure out how to play them) until the second season of the show is released around Halloween of this year. Hilariously, though perhaps unsurprisingly, the cassette release of the Stranger Things soundtrack will be exclusively sold at Urban Outfitters, because, duh.
These same customers also tell me that as soon as their partners turn into “pick my stack, my full stack – like it or not,” they move from being a partner to being a vendor. When they push that envelope too far, such as cranking licensing/pricing in a negative direction (Oracle is constantly the reference example) – they move from passive dislike into frustration, anger and then full on rage.This is a delicate balancing act. Everyone out there is trying to make it easier for companies to source more from them, but as soon as the choice is not driven by the customer… well, those customers end up feeling like I feel about my cable company: “Their internet rocks. Their set top and cable programming sucks. Their mobile phone sucks. I DON’T WANT BUNDLING.”I also hear another thing more and more often – customers that dig EMC, also dig VMware and Pivotal. They want us to work more closely together. There are customers every day that are going all in on the Federation, and see benefit to their business. And, if you listened to the recent analyst call (transcript here) you heard Joe saying how those customers spend on average 2x more with EMC and VMware and move faster with Pivotal. I want to humanize this for a second. My daughter was in the ER three weekends back (fear not – nothing serious – just a wakeboarding head injury with no permanent damage other than a wound to her pride). During those long hours, EMC, VMware, Pivotal, RSA and the Federation were the last thing on my mind. Afterwards I realized the hospital had a new PACS system – and that in all likelihood we power that system – so in a way we as the Federation had a part to play (a VERY small part relative to the doctors!)Every day families work through healthcare issues that make my weekend detour look easy. These things matter – and are about making people’s lives better – not just driving technology forward.Want another example of making lives better? EMC’s sustainability report is a fascinating read.What’s interesting about these “making the world better” and “getting to an outcome” stories? They don’t start with low-level technology elements. This is difficult to internalize as a technologist who likes “being in the weeds.” Technology matters – in fact it’s central – but the real magic is in “putting it all together.”This is the other macro thing that is driving the “Federation Better Together” for me and may perhaps suggest that the balance point in the balancing act may be moving.Every day I talk to customers, more are saying: I’m done wasting my time on lower-level integration – I want a faster outcome. I know that part of moving faster is focusing less on “lock in” that is no longer material, and more on picking partners that I trust and redirecting efforts higher up the stack – period.A good friend and former colleague (good luck in the new gig Tyler!) did an absolutely BRILLIANT post on “lock-in” here I would highly recommend. His definition is perhaps the best I’ve ever seen: How much friction (and what would it cost to overcome) am I introducing to our environment, and is the value we’re gaining worth it? Through that lens, bad “lock in” is a situation where the friction to move outweighs the benefits of moving and good “lock in” is a situation where the friction to move is dwarfed by the benefits of moving.What people are coming to realize is that lock-in at lower levels of the stack is now at a point where the friction to move is low. This is due to open APIs and open source coupled with much better abstraction through virtualization and containerization. Even moving from one IaaS stack to another is possible (that has more friction though). The new “high friction” comes from data gravity (this remains really hard to move – and steers compute to tend to want to co-locate), governance/compliance/regulation, and hard-coding your app to someone’s API without some open protection (the most dangerous of the these elements).The ultimate proof point (in the lock-in vs. agility debate) is the rapid growth of the public cloud stacks – where you have ZERO control over the stack (or the services).This is all to say the following:When customers want faster outcomes (which is happening more and more)…ANDThey realize that lock-in is a ratio of “friction to move:benefit of moving,” not a monster to be feared…THENThey ask the Federation to come with answers to the questions of ‘what if we were all in with you?’ and ‘does the ratio of friction:benefit work in my favor?’This is the story of so many customers I see around the globe.There is so much to do and we can clearly get better!This question, “what can we do to make the Federation work better, while striving to not remove the strength that comes from preserving the cultures, autonomy, and freedom of motion?”, has been keeping me very busy over the years – and no time more than over the last couple of months.I believe there are six buckets to what we can do to make the Federation work even better (IMHO):Services – a common team approach to delivering on integrated Federation projects; operating based on the best skills to deliver, regardless of Federation team member (we’ve largely cracked this one).Sales – to be applied when a customer says “I want a Federation team where the buck stops – and leverages the whole Federation portfolio for what they think is right.” This means being able to do Federation ELAs, and other operational considerations. We’ve started to apply Federation account coverage for customers who really want to go “all in” with us – early days to be sure, but exciting!Software Defined Storage – together, the SDS portfolio of VMware and EMC is second to none – from extending traditional external storage (VVols/ViPR) and in other cases replacing external transactional storage with SDS (VSAN and ScaleIO). Together we cover vSphere only-use cases, and also any heterogenous use case. Together we offer SDS data planes beyond transactional storage with Elastic Cloud Storage (ECS). Together as VMware and EMC there is no peer in the ecosystem when it comes to a complete, and open SDS portfolio.Converged Infrastructure – a big part of moving faster is abandoning mix-and-match at the lowest levels of the stack. This is causing vendor ecosystems to collapse and things that were obvious in the past simply don’t work anymore. Maybe CI isn’t an ecosystem play anymore? SDS with validated hardware still seems to work as an ecosystem thing (think of VSAN-ready nodes, or the new ScaleIO nodes). vSphere certainly is a massive ecosystem play (massive ecosystem). But when it comes to real CI (not assembled reference architectures), customers are drawing clear lines about stacks that they like and they don’t like – technologically, as well as strategically and through the support lens. New battle lines are being drawn. This is a function of something more fundamental: the new commodity is the full IaaS stack. It’s not to say that all IaaS stacks are the same, rather that IaaS is now the level of infrastructure comparison.Cloud – the consumption model of technology that cloud creates needs to operate at the Federation level. Not that we don’t continue to partner openly with SPs and Telcos, but there needs to be a more Federation-level model for it.A clear strategic position on the infrastructure design point built for Cloud Native Applications workloads. This area (Cloud Native Application and the IaaS that underpins it) is one of the biggest hairballs because right now it seems that depending on the customer, the “pragmatist” and “purist” views each have a place because the landscape is moving fast! More work needed here – but you can see we’re all over it.In the end (and most importantly!), I want to say a huge “thank you” to our Federation customers. Know that we’re working furiously on 1-6, while maintaining our promise to you of always offering choice and embracing an open ecosystem. There has been so much speculation about EMC/VMware lately and I continue to be surprised by how much the speculation feeds itself. One reporter speculates, and then another reports the first as a source. It’s all like a snake eating its own tail.My perspective is based on the customers I talk to and mirrors the one Joe Tucci staked out in response to the analysts on EMC’s most recent earnings call: the customers I talk to want the Federation of EMC/VMware/Pivotal/RSA to be MORE integrated, while fiercely resisting models where things are too coupled.It’s funny because those sound like polar opposites, but I also get where they are coming from. Customers want a loose coupling that gives freedom of choice to pick a part or pick the whole.People jokingly compare our Federation to another Federation. The analogy to the fictional Star Trek Federation is apt beyond the common name. That other Federation is a collection of different planets and cultures. They have different strengths and weaknesses, but come together on common goals. That’s pretty familiar territory for the employees of EMC, VMware, Pivotal and RSA.What do I hear from customers about what they want – specifically?They want to be able to use everything in the VMware portfolio without being obligated to using EMC or Pivotal.They want to be able to use EMC without necessarily using VMware.They want to be able to use Pivotal Cloud Foundry and the Pivotal Big Data Suite anywhere, including vCloud Air and on their VMware-powered on-premises clouds (the most common deployment model for Pivotal Cloud Foundry), but also on AWS, Azure, and others.Many Isilon customers are very happy to see EMC partner with Cloudera. Heck, EMC even resells Cloudera for people who want to bundle these together (El Reg covers that here). Want a pure open source Apache Hadoop distribution instead to align yourself with the Open Data Platform (ODP)? EMC partners with Hortonworks (see that here). A pretty clear example of choice.What about the new world of Cloud Native Applications and how to best support them at the infrastructure level?Some customers passionately believe in a vision of Cloud Native apps that runs on a pragmatic view. This view is that perhaps it’s best to build new apps on the same unified cloud stack which runs kernel mode VMs and containers simultaneously, can present via the vRealize/vCloud APIs and equally via the Openstack APIs, and offers rich virtual infrastructure services when needed, and not when not. This is the Federation Enterprise Hybrid Cloud, which industrializes the VMware stack with rich workflows and integration with a broad ecosystem. The people and process of this “unified cloud” approach often struggle with SLAs, ITIL processes geared to the most legacy app whilst also operating with the agility that the new cloud native apps desire (and demanding none of the infrastructure resilience). This is not a technical issue, but a very real one nonetheless.Other customers are equally passionate in a diametrically ooposed direction – that while you CAN run Cloud Native Applications on infrastructure and operational models designed for classic infrastructure-dependent applications, you SHOULDN’T. Instead, you bias for elasticity, programmability, cloud-level scale and economic models. Beyond the technology, this operational model fits the DevOps cultural model. This cloud usually runs adjacent to a “unified cloud” that powers the traditional applications. Does the Federation have an answer? You bet! This is the Pivotal Cloud Foundry + VMware Photon Platform + EMC VxRack solution which was discussed at VMWorld 2015.Other customers reject VMware’s role in the world of Cloud Native Apps with passion. I think that’s a little foolhardy – because outside some of the SaaS startups I meet with, few customers would see a ton of benefit from building their own Cloud Native unstructured PaaS (DIY PaaS that starts with building on top of Mesos + Marathon/Kubernetes) built on homebrew IaaS models. Outside SaaS startups (which rock with this approach), many enterprise customers go down that path and come back 18 months later saying “help!” VMware can make the Photon Platform the “Enterprise IaaS for pure Cloud Native Apps.” That said – those customers commonly believe in a purist open source model, and bias towards the efforts that Pivotal and EMC are pursuing with Project Caspian as the “industrialization” of a purist open source stack. This is another manifestation of choice.
Who they are:Although the student body has not had a Zahm ticket since 2014, the once “perennial” comedic duo is back, this time represented by freshmen Andrew Gannon and Mark Moran.Gannon, an economics major from Madison, New Jersey, is running for the position of student body president, while Moran, an accounting major from Wheaton, Illinois, is running for the position of student body vice president.Top Priority: Making Notre Dame a two-ply toilet paper campusBoth Gannon and Moran emphasized the importance of community at Notre Dame — going as far as to insist that all dorms be renamed “House” because “a house is where you live, and a hall is where you walk” — but they then settled on solving what they believe to be the most pressing issue on campus: the lack of two-ply toilet paper. The ticket has relied upon a crowd-sourcing campaign through Google Forms to understand the needs of students, and it has received submissions demanding the transition to two-ply toilet paper “probably 15 times,” leaving the ticket hopeful it can enact such a change by adding it to the Student Union Constitution. “It’s more of a basic right than a privilege,” Moran said. “So we want to make that happen.”Best Idea: Use of Google Forms to communicate with studentsMoran noted that the campaign has received many responses about the needs of the student body during its campaign from students through its use of Google Forms. Thus, the ticket believes the application can serve a valuable purpose in helping it to listen to the ideas of students and help bring those ideas to fruition. Gannon said the ticket also wants to create avenues of communication with the administration, suggesting that this goal could be accomplished if the administration were to “just give them access to the Google Form.” But why Google Forms? “Google is at some point probably going to run our country,” Moran said. “The United States of Google is a real possibility — it’s not really a possibility so much as a likelihood — and so we just wanted to get in on the ground floor.”Worst Idea: Expanding the recent mandate to Notre Dame’s housing policyGannon cited the administration’s recent mandate to require students to live on campus for six semesters and said, “Why not force students to commit and spend their senior year of high school on campus” to express a dedication to the Notre Dame experience. If that idea were to be shut down, the ticket would then alternatively propose mandating students to live all four years on campus. In this alternative proposal, seniors would float for a double and allow the administration to arrange their marriage so they could have a ring by spring semester of their senior year. “That is something that’s very important to us,” Gannon said. “It kind of gives students a chance to get a taste of marriage before you leave campus and kind of prepare them for the real world.”Most Feasible: Small changes to the dining hall experienceOne suggestion the campaign received through its Google Forms campaign was pushing for the correct labeling of ice-cream flavors in the dining halls, which Moran considers a priority. “I went for cookies and cream, and I got peanut butter cup,” he said. “If I had been allergic to peanut butter? Deathly.” The ticket also plans to revitalize a campaign promise from last year and bring wet wipes to the dining halls.The only other feasible idea for the ticket was one of a personal nature. While on the campaign trail, Moran also noted that campaign manager and Zahm senior JP Bruno was in desperate need of new shoes, and so he told The Observer in the ticket’s interview Saturday that providing this resource to Bruno would be a new initiative for him and Gannon, stating, “we do want to make that happen.”Least Feasible: Building another Campus CrossroadsBoth Gannon and Moran have dedicated themselves to fighting for another Campus Crossroads for the students to enjoy. One structure the ticket hopes is included in this Campus Crossroads is a Chick-Fil-A, which Gannon said is “pretty much in everyone’s platform nowadays.” “It might just be a Chick-fil-A,” Gannon said of his and Moran’s vision for the facility. “It could just be a giant, giant Chick-Fil-A.” Gannon also said the ticket could make a separate Google Form for ideas for the new project. However, the ticket said it has yet to decide if it will pursue this project or push for a second library directly on top of Hesburgh Library so as to make it twice as hard to complete the Hesburgh Challenge, which Gannon defined as the challenge of students to “read a book on every floor of the library.”Bottom Line: Gannon and Moran have embraced their role as the comical Zahm ticket in the election. While their ideas may appear outlandish at first, they stated on multiple occasions during their interview with The Observer on Saturday that they believe everything they are suggesting is just as feasible as everything that every other candidate is suggesting. Moran said he and Gannon believe that “in kind of a twisted way, [they are] representing reality, if you bend logic a little.” Bruno was quick to point out that the Zahm ticket is the only ticket not to have an allegation filed against them, with Moran citing this as evidence of the campaign’s ideas being “wholesome in [their] intentions” despite their outlandish appearance.Tags: Andrew Gannon, Mark Moran, student body elections, Student Body President, Student Government Elections Insider
Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) Pexels Stock Image.JAMESTOWN – Polls are open across Western New York as voters cast their ballots in the 2020 election.In Chautauqua County, voters will be tallying several key races, everything from President of the United States to county District Attorney.Some key races to watch include the New York’s 23rd Congressional District, New York State’s 57th Senate District, New York’s 150th Assembly Seat, Chautauqua County Executive and county District Attorney.The largest race of the night is likely for President and Vice President where results, which are typically known by the end of the night, will likely take weeks to tally due to an overabundance of absentee ballots cast amid the COVID-19 pandemic. As of Monday, the Chautauqua County Board of Elections has received nearly 12,000 applications for absentee ballots, with more than 9,000 of the ballots returned.According to New York State election rules, each ballot must be postmarked no later than Election Day and returned in seven days, when they will be counted.The second year of early voting is also playing a major role in how people make their voice heard this fall. In the last week, more than 14,000 early votes have been cast.Comparing stats from the 2016 Presidential Election, local election leaders say nearly 50% of voters have already cast their ballots by either early voting or absentee. With that said, a large turnout is still expected on election day.Polls opened at 6 a.m. and will remain open until 9 p.m. tonight. To learn more about where your voting place is, visit VoteChautauqua.com.WNY News Now will provide live election coverage all day on WNYNewsNow.com and our 24/7 streaming network. A primetime election special will kickoff at 9 p.m. reporting results as they come in. Viewers can watch LIVE at WNYNewsNow.com/LIVE or our Facebook page.
If you’re starting a fall “to do” list for your homegarden and landscape, add “treat for fire ants” to yourlist.”Overcast days when the ants are actively foraging areexcellent times to apply treatments,” said Beverly Sparks,an Extension Service entomologist with the University of GeorgiaCollege of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.”The temperature should be between 65 and 90 degrees,”she said, “so spring and fall are the best application times.”Don’t Treat if Rain is ForecastedTreat for fire ants on a day when rain isn’t in the forecast.”It needs to be dry for at least 24 hours after you applyyour treatment,” Sparks said.To effectively fight the fire ant battle, neighbors shouldjoin forces. “If you treat and your neighbors don’t, thefire ants can rapidly reinfest your yard,” said Sparks. “Neighborshave to work together and treat at the same time. And you can’tjust treat once and expect to get rid of them.”Sparks said you have to begin a treatment program or you won’tbe effective.When you apply a fire ant bait, it’s best broadcast the productover the infested area.”Broadcasting is much more effective and cost-efficientthan spot treating mounds with contact insecticides,” Sparkssaid. “If you want quick results, use Amdro. It works infour to six weeks, while other bait treatments may take severalmonths to control the mounds.”New Control Makes Fire Ants SickSparks and a team of UGA entomologists are testing a new controlmethod for fire ants. And they’re finding it effective.”We have released a microsporidian into fire ant coloniesin south Georgia,” Sparks said. “This is a biologicalcontrol agent that weakens the fire ant colonies and allows otherant species to be more competitive with them.”The control agent is introduced into the colony by infestedlarvae, which then spread it through the entire colony.”The challenges we face in using this technology includemass production of the microsporidian and dispersal of the controlagent from colony to colony,” said Sparks.Entomologists are also searching for other biological controlsin the ants’ homeland.Native to South America, the ants were first recorded in theUnited States in Alabama in the 1920s. The red imported fire antquickly earned a top spot on Americans’ most hated pests list.The ants can sting repeatedly, and the result is a burning,itching area that often develops a white pustule.Some Farmers Like Fire AntsMost people hate them, but fire ants can be an asset to cottonand sugar cane farmers.”We’ve found that cotton and sugar cane fields that containfire ant mounds, also contain less crop pests,” Sparks said.”The fire ants eat the pests.”Almost 300 million acres in the southern United States areinfested with fire ants. “The most recent infestations arein New Mexico, Nevada and California,” said Sparks.Here in Georgia, losses and control costs for fire ants exceed$52 million per year.Fire Ants Hate Cold Weather”Fire ants aren’t a problem in states like Missouri andMichigan because they can’t survive the cold,” Sparks said.”They can’t survive freezing soil temperatures for more thana week.”We first thought they couldn’t survive in the Georgiaand Tennessee mountains either,” she said. “But withmild winters and behavioral adaptations, they’ve managed to spreadand survive in these cooler regions.”Fire ants can also move into walls of homes or other protectedareas to survive the winter.Sparks spends her days searching for ways to control fire ants.But she doesn’t think we’ll ever eliminate them.”With the technology we have today, we aren’t going toeradicate them, she said. “We are going to have to learnto live with them and control them in an effective, safe manneraround our homes and recreational areas.”
“This is a way of making contact and dealing with the region (…) to handle the threat posed by transnational crime and, specifically, drug trafficking organizations,” said Steve Johnson, a former Pentagon official specializing in Latin America, according to news site VOA. After giving a speech in a Military academy in Rio de Janeiro, Secretary Panetta will travel to Chile, where he is expected to meet with Chilean Defense Minister Andrés Allamand and President Sebastián Piñera. The U.S. is interested in the Chilean Military’s response to natural disasters, a topic which will be on the agenda at the upcoming Defense Ministers of the Americas meeting slated for October in the Uruguayan capital of Montevideo, said AFP. By Dialogo April 24, 2012 Panetta then headed to Brazil on April 24 for similar meetings with his counterpart, Celso Amorim and Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff. Among the topics of discussion is a pending large-scale contract to equip the Brazilian Air Force with 36 new jet fighters, for which U.S. firm Boeing is competing, reported AFP. For the first time since he assumed his position, U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta was on his way to South America on April 23, as part of a U.S. effort to build regional partnerships in the fight against drug trafficking and terrorism. Panetta’s agenda includes visits to Colombia, Brazil, and Chile. In Bogotá, the U.S. representative met with Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos and Defense Minister Juan Carlos Pinzón to further discuss the bilateral agreement signed a week earlier by the South American country and President Barack Obama regarding Plan Colombia.
Categories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionRe Feb. 24 letter, “Criticism of Trump is completely valid”: I have never seen such hatred toward a president. I’m not going to lower myself by calling people names. But if Hillary Clinton was (per Diane Sanders Hombach) the “smartest, most experienced person this country has had in our modern era,” then why didn’t she win the election? Diane, it was because people didn’t like her. After losing to Obama in the 2008 primary and then Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election, I think it finally hit home. I’d like to see our politicians from both sides come together and get this country in order. And as for Obama winning twice, I think many people wanted to be a part of history and voted for an African-American candidate. So my feeling is that many more people came out to vote because of this. Also, Obama is very likable and connects with people. But I don’t think that’s the main reason he was elected. And when Hillary ran, everyone was so excited that history would be made again. Just think — a woman president. And then Donald won.Lorraine VanDerWerkenRotterdamMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesRotterdam convenience store operator feels results of having Stewart’s as new neighborFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidation
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Ainsley Maitland-Niles says he is not trained as a defender (AMA/Getty Images)Ainsley Maitland-Niles has told Unai Emery that he is being played out of position for Arsenal.The 22-year-old has deputised at right-back this season as Hector Bellerin is still recovering from knee surgery after suffering a cruciate ligament injury in January.Maitland-Niles has already provided two assists from the right flank this term but he has been widely criticised by fans for his defending.‘I’m not a defender so I do get a lot of stick about my defending being poor, but it’s something I’m learning and have been learning for a couple of years now,’ Maitland-Niles told Sky Sports.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘It’s not going to come overnight. If I was a defender as a kid, and my defending was poor, I would understand where the criticism is coming from, but I’m trying my best for the team and for the manager. Comment Maitland-Niles has been criticised by Arsenal fans this season (AFP/Getty Images)‘It’s not where I would choose to put myself in the team, as I’m an attacking player by trade. That’s all I can try to bring to the team.‘I’m still learning the defensive side, so when players are running at me, and they’re throwing skills at me, I’m still learning how to deal with that.’More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityAnd Maitland-Niles is hopeful that Emery will give him a chance to impress further up the pitch.‘I’m a midfielder by trade, either central or on the wing,’ he said.‘It’s always nice to have one main position where you play, and everyone else gets to play in their main position, so hopefully it’s just a matter of time before I can do that too.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Metro Sport ReporterThursday 19 Sep 2019 11:32 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link Advertisement Ainsley Maitland-Niles tells Unai Emery he wants a more attacking role at Arsenal Advertisement
32 Teneriffe Drive, Teneriffe.Owner Megan Ward said she feels “very lucky” to have resided at 32 Teneriffe Drive, Teneriffe, for the past 11 years.“Anyone who walks past this home wants to see inside it,” Ms Ward said.“It has a grandeur yet as soon as you enter the door you feel welcomed. It’s been a very welcoming and gracious home to live in.”The five-bedroom, three-bathroom, beautifully preserved colonial has been a sanctuary of sorts for Ms Ward, who has raised five children under its roof. 32 Teneriffe Drive, Teneriffe.More from newsNew apartments released at idyllic retirement community Samford Grove Presented by Parks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus19 hours ago“The architecture of this home is such that it’s open-plan, but you’ve also got private living spaces, so it’s struck that right balance,” she said.“It’s been a wonderful family home, accommodating young adults to toddlers. You never feel crowded, even with multiple people living here, as everything is just so generously proportioned.”Despite being steeped in history, there is a freshness to the property which is undoubtedly a reflection of the lifestyle Ms Ward enjoys.“I’ve always viewed it as providing a very healthy environment for my children so since we’ve been here there have been no chemicals or pesticides used in the house,” she said.The landscape has evolved into a lush permaculture organic garden, providing an immediate source of sustenance in the form of fruit, herbs and vegetables. 32 Teneriffe Drive, Teneriffe.“Permaculture is a permanent and sustainable way of living involving food, lifestyle, body, everything so it’s a complete system,” Ms Ward said.“It’s nice to know this is a very environmentally healthy home.”It’s also a home created for entertaining, particularly on the lower level where a large rumpus room and wet bar has direct access to a swimming pool. Walk to the Brisbane River, James Street, Gasworks and Fortitude Valley or simply close the front door, relax on the deck and enjoy cooling bay breezes. Megan Ward at her Teneriffe home which will be auctioned on June 3. Picture: AAP/ Ric FrearsonWITH a prime position on the highest point of prestigious Teneriffe Hill, this splendid landmark house dates back to circa 1900. Riverview, on a corner 701sq m block opposite Teneriffe Park, has a glorious city vista from the wide front veranda and the most startling outlook over the Brisbane River from its rear deck. 32 Teneriffe Drive, Teneriffe.“When I drive down the street and I see our home, I feel lucky to be here,” Ms Ward said.“It imbues you with good feelings and the privacy has been very important to me as well. I can live a couple of minutes from the city and it’s quiet. There’s nothing quite like it.”Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 3:17Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -3:17 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels576p576p480p480p256p256p228p228pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenMichelle Hele’s May market wrap03:17