Porter Davis Homes Queensland shares tips on spending tax return

first_imgNew bedding is on the list of Porter Davis Homes Queensland’s top five home items worth splashing your tax return on. Porter Davis Homes Queensland’s top five home items worth splashing your tax return on this year includes feature lighting. 2. FEATURE LIGHTING More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus12 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market12 hours agoLighting is a great investment if you’re looking to transform any room of your home. Larger, statement light fittings such as those made from natural fibres, have become quite popular, and work well to accentuate a resort-style feel within your home. Dimmer, but accentuated lighting in bedrooms and bathrooms will transform your home into a personal paradise, while down lighting, above artwork is a great way to highlight feature pieces and reinvent areas such as the entry, hallways or living areas. 4. NEW BEDDING Utilise different colours and textures to create an inviting and peaceful atmosphere. Natural fabrics such as linen, bamboo and silk are great to use as bedding, and both durable and comfortable to sleep on. Pairing these with feature cushions and chunkier, statement throws is a great way to add layers within the room. STAR PUPPET AGRO MAKES A MOVE 1. A COMFORTABLE SOFA RATES SET TO HOLD UNTIL NOVEMBER 5. DINING TABLE House plants continue to trend as we move towards spring. Not only do they bring life to any room in the home, they add a natural tone of green and texture to the space and work to purify the air, providing relaxation. Investing in a taller, more mature plant can be a great way to add a focal point within the space. While open-plan living continues to be popular among homeowners, “zoning off’’ more distinct spaces of the home with furniture is becoming increasingly popular. Formalised dining tables are key in achieving this type of spatial division.For more information about Porter Davis Homes displays visit porterdavis.com.au Your sofa is often the centre of the communal area within the home. From entertaining guests to curling up and watching movies under a warm throw, your sofa should be able to adapt to your lifestyle. A sturdy and comfortable sofa is always a sound investment for any home. It is also good to ponder whether the fabric of the sofa you choose will complement your lifestyle. Leather is more durable, but can be expensive. 3. HOUSE PLANTS A comfy sofa is on Porter Davis’ Homes Queensland’s top five home items worth splashing your tax return on this year.Taking advantage of your tax return could allow you to splash some cash on items you have resisted all year. But how do you determine which decor items are an investment piece and which are just an impulse buy?Porter Davis Homes Queensland lead interior designer Janelle Miles shares her top five home items worth splashing your tax return on this year. MORE QLD REAL ESTATE NEWS:last_img read more

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All-Big East awards announced, 3 Syracuse players receive honors

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on March 11, 2013 at 2:03 pm Contact Chris: [email protected] | @chris_iseman The Big East’s postseason awards have started to be distributed and several Syracuse players are receiving honors.Michael Carter-Williams tied with Providence’s Kadeem Batts for the Most Improved Player award.Carter-Williams was also named to the All-Big East Second Team. He’s averaging 12.5 points and 34.7 minutes per game. Carter-Williams also leads the conference with 7.6 assists per game, which is good for third in the nation. He’s also averaging 2.9 steals per game.Along with Carter-Williams, forward C.J. Fair was also named to the second team. Fair’s been Syracuse’s most consistent player all season, and leads the team with 14.5 points per game and 7.1 rebounds per game.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textGuard Brandon Triche was named to the All-Big East Third team, averaging 13.9 points per game.Big East coaches vote for the All-Big East teams, but cannot vote for their own players.Here are the full all-conference teams:All-Big East First TeamShabazz Napier, ConnecticutOtto Porter, GeorgetownGorgui Dieng, LouisvilleRuss Smith, LouisvilleJack Cooley, Notre DameBryce Cotton, ProvidenceAll-Big East Second TeamSean Kilpatrick, CincinnatiVander Blue, MarquetteJerian Grant, Notre DameMichael Carter-Williams, SyracuseC.J. Fair, SyracuseAll-Big East Third TeamMarkel Starks, GeorgetownPeyton Siva, LouisvilleTray Woodall, PittsburghBrandon Triche, SyracuseJayVaughn Pinkston, VillanovaBig East Honorable MentionDevante Gardner, MarquetteKadeem Batts, ProvidenceJaKarr Sampson, St. John’sFuquan Edwin, Seton HallBig East All-Rookie TeamOmar Calhoun, ConnecticutD’Vauntes Smith-Rivera, GeorgetownSteven Adams, PittsburghChris Obekpa, St. John’sJaKarr Sampson, St. John’sRyan Acridiacono, VillanovaBig East Defensive Player of the YearGorgui Dieng, LouisvilleBig East Most Improve PlayerMichael Carter-Williams, SyracuseKadeem Batts, ProvidenceBig East Sixth Man AwardDavante Gardner, MarquetteBig East Sportsmanship AwardJunior Cadougan, MarquetteThe league will announce the Big East Player of the Year, Big East Coach of the Year, Big East Rookie of the Year, and American Eagle Outfitters Big East Scholar-Athlete of the Year Award on Tuesday. Commentslast_img read more

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Audit into UG’s finances to begin in 2 weeks – Auditor General

first_imgIn light of the request recently made by the Education Ministry to have a special audit into the finances of the University of Guyana (UG), the Auditor General’s Office has already commenced the preparation stages to kick-start that process.This is according to Guyana’s Auditor General, Deodat Sharma, who told Guyana Times in an interview on Saturday that the “groundwork” will commence shortly.“We [Audit Office] were contacted and are planning to go in and start the special audit quite soon. I have contracted an auditor, outside of my office, who does work there, contracting an auditor [is] what is usually done by my office. I asked him to complete a Terms of Reference for this, this is in addition to the normal audit that takes place,” Sharma explained.Vice Chancellor of UG, Professor Ivelaw GriffithThe Auditor General noted that the Permanent Secretary of the Education Ministry had officially written to him, requesting this special audit, but before his Office could begin its work, the necessary meeting had to take place.“Meetings were held with the Education Ministry officials, of course, they had to be held first so that we could be briefed.Then there were meetings with the Unions from UG but I am not at liberty to discuss what transpired in those meetings.However, what I can say is that I am hoping to go into UG to start the special audit within two weeks from now.”The request for the special audit came in light of an appeal made to the Ministry by the two workers’ unions at UG.However, the administration of the University on Thursday said such a move is welcomed so as to clear up any misinformation about the present financial state of UG.Auditor General of Guyana, Deodat Sharma“The administration welcomes the opportunity to clear the air on the allegations and assertions by the Unions and other individuals…We have long indicated such, both directly to the UG Unions and in my two recent memoranda to the University Community,” said Vice-Chancellor of UG, Professor Ivelaw Griffith, in the release.The request made by the two Unions to the Education Ministry birthed from the fact that UG’s administration, in January of this year, stated that the institution was not in a position to pay further salary increases for 2018, having paid a four per cent salary increase to academic staff and three per cent to non-academic staff, both tax-free, in December 2018.On February 13, 2019, in an update to the members of the UG Community on the industrial climate at Turkeyen and the call by the Unions for a forensic financial audit, the Vice-Chancellor noted that the administration is willing to have its financial position examined by any competent and independent auditor.Meanwhile, UG’s administration was accused of wanton spending, including hosting several events and standing the expenses of meals and accommodation for guest speakers.last_img read more

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