Most Wanted! Philosophy for Gangsters Opens Off-Broadway

first_img The cast features Courtney Romano, Tom White, David Demato, Tally Sessions, Bruno Iannone, Shabazz Green, Kyle Robert Carter and Leajato Amara Robinson. Philosophy for Gangsters follows Mafia heiress Callie Rizzoli who has a lot on her plate. A street gang is fighting to take over her territory. She wants to make someone pay for her parents’ deaths. To top it off, she and the philosopher she’s kidnapped are lifted to top slot on the FBI’s Most Wanted List. Philosophy for Gangsters is a clever, provocative comedy about ideas and messy deaths. Show Closed This production ended its run on March 1, 2014 View Comments Philosophy For Gangsters Philosophy for Gangsters makes an offer you can’t refuse as it opens February 4 at The Beckett Theatre. Written and directed by Barry and Reparta Peak, the mobster comedy will play a limited off-Broadway engagement through March 1. Related Showslast_img read more

France’s Engie planning substantial investments in U.S. renewable energy, no new gas plants

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Greentech Media:Engie is on the lookout for more clean energy acquisitions in the U.S., where the company plans to ramp up its investments into grid-scale batteries, hybrid renewables projects and offshore wind, says North America chief Gwenaëlle Avice-Huet.With a long history in fossil fuels and nuclear energy, Engie has pivoted dramatically toward renewables over the past few years — a strategy that included the U.S. acquisitions of wind developer Infinity Renewables, solar installer SoCore Energy and battery storage company Green Charge Networks.“Do we want to continue with acquisitions? I would say yes because we want to be big in the U.S.,” said Avice-Huet, who moved from France to Texas a year ago to oversee Engie’s 6,300-person North America division. “This is a huge playground and a core geography for us strategically.”Engie was slower than some European peers like EDF and Iberdrola in pressing into the U.S. renewables market, but it’s taken up the strategy with vigor. Through its acquisitions, the company now holds a leading position in the corporate renewables market — a market Avice-Huet expects to sustain itself through the pandemic and any downturn. Last year Engie signed more U.S. corporate wind deals than any other developer, according to the American Wind Energy Association, with a list of renewables customers that includes Microsoft, Walmart and Target.Despite Henry Hub natural gas spot prices below $2 per MMBtu, Avice-Huet said Engie is not investing in new U.S. gas plants — no small thing for a company once known as Gaz de France (GDF). “My journey in the U.S. is very much focused on the acceleration of renewables,” she said in an interview.More and more corporate renewables deals will involve hybrid projects marrying wind, solar and batteries, Avice-Huet said. Last year Engie announced a deal with Microsoft that will pair the output from a wind farm and solar array in Texas, along with a “volume-firming” agreement that will see Engie supplying power on a 24/7 basis. “This is the future evolution of renewables in the U.S.,” Avice-Huet said.[Karl-Erik Stromsta]More: Engie looking for more U.S. clean energy acquisitions: North America CEO France’s Engie planning substantial investments in U.S. renewable energy, no new gas plantslast_img read more

The June Issue of Blue Ridge Outdoors is Live

first_imgDepartmentsQUICK HITSBarkley’s first three-time finisher • Ray’s Parkway Relay • Blind runner crossing the country • Gator baitFLASHPOINTSoldiers find solace in the wilderness.OPINIONWhen Senator Tim Kaine needs to unplug from the noise of politics, he ditches the suit and tie for a few hours, laces up his hiking boots, and heads for one of Virginia’s national parks. Here is his vision for the park system’s future.THE DIRTQ&A with legendary paddler and filmmaker Steve Fisher about his first descent in Tibet and his latest documentary projectTHE GOODSRafting guide Jonny Horton reveals his go-to gear for river adventures.TRAIL MIXSounds under the stars: 5 summer outdoor shows in the SouthFeaturesKAYAH’S LINVILLE LEGACYKayah Gaydish’s passion for protecting Linville Gorge lives on through the tireless work of volunteers she helped train.SWEETS OF THE EASTSix girls. Four races. One chance to represent the United States at the World Rafting Championships. Can Gauley River guides from West Virginia bring home the gold?WATER’S UNSUNG HEROESThese 23 organizations work hard in the field and in the courtroom to safeguard our region’s rivers and streams.FLOAT YOUR BOATThese eight canoe camping adventures along Mother Nature’s original water parks highlight the best family-friendly trips in the Blue Ridge.GRANDPA’S SECRETSGet to know the undiscovered outdoor oases of Grandfather Mountain and you’ll gain new respect for an icon of the Appalachians.last_img read more

Should all children in court be represented?

first_imgShould all children in court be represented? November 1, 2001 Jan Pudlow Associate Editor Regular News Should all children in court be represented? Associate Editor It’s important that every child have a voice in court. But should every child have an attorney to make sure his or her voice is heard loud and clear? That question remains a sticky wicket for members of The Florida Bar Commission on the Legal Needs of Children, chaired by 11th Circuit Judge Sandy Karlan, as they grapple with making final recommendations at the first of the year. What kind of representation children should have in dependency court — guardians ad litem, attorneys ad litem or some combination — is a debate that continued to rage on among members of the Representation Subcommittee at the October 5-6 meeting of the commission held at Nova Southeastern University’s Shepard Broad Law Center in Ft. Lauderdale. “I feel that kids taken from their parents should have lawyers. I’m not willing to concede,” said Sharon Langer, vice chair of the commission and member of the Board of Governors, who advocates an attorney-driven model of representation for children in dependency court. But Ninth Judicial Circuit Judge Daniel Dawson called the attorney-driven model “harmful to children,” unnecessary, and too expensive to be feasible. “Every child does not need an attorney ad litem, only a small percent. We can accomplish more with less lawyers,” said Dawson, who is heading up a legislature-funded pilot project in Osceola County that uses guardians ad litem as the first line of representation for children in dependency cases. The other half of the three-year pilot project in nearby Orange County uses the attorney ad litem model — and an attorney is appointed only to those children in which the court finds it necessary. “How can you say attorneys are harmful to kids?” Langer asked. Dawson explained: “It’s philosophically dangerous to have attorneys for every child. I have parents’ attorneys who come before me. And because they are skilled in the law, they do things that are bad for children.” “I’m not proposing a lawyer for every child in every case. I’m proposing an attorney-driven model,” Langer said. “I’m proposing that children be raised to the same level as adults.” “Children are not adults,” Dawson responded. “Attorneys violate their ethics every day. What happens when a client says, ‘My dad sexually abuses me, but don’t tell’?” As Dawson explained, a lawyer is bound by the attorney-client privilege to keep the secret as the client wishes. But a guardian ad litem can tell the child’s secret without violating any ethical canons — and is actually prohibited from advocating contrary to the safety of the child. While it’s required that a guardian ad litem reveal the child’s wishes to the court, it does not mean they have to act on it. Guardians ad litem are duty bound to recommend what’s best for the child, not necessarily what the child wants, Dawson said. “The testimony we’ve heard in all the lawyer-driven models is that lawyers either violate their ethics or hurt children,” Dawson said. “They have to scoot around the issue. If someone can show me a model that’s attorney-driven and does not hurt kids.. . but I haven’t seen one yet.” “What I would like to see accomplished is that the voice of the child is heard in court,” Langer pressed on. “I feel in order for a child to be heard with credibility in our system, to have that voice heard is the person who has the lawyer.” “You need to sit in my courtroom,” Dawson said. “I agree we need attorneys and attorneys’ voices. Where we differ is when it comes to the best interest of the child. If the model is attorney-driven, you cannot have best interest.” Carlos Martinez, assistant public defender in the 11th Circuit and chair of the Representation Subcommittee, interjected: “But everyone who has testified said that’s a false choice: best interest versus child’s wishes.” Indeed, testifying before the commission the day before was Nova law Professor Michael Jeffrey Dale, who said: “I firmly believe it’s a red herring, the best interest of the child versus the child’s stated wishes.. . . It gets the blood going and is an alternative to jogging.” Dale said he’d recently written a law review article on representation for children and found a mix around the country: Twenty-two states provide a guardian ad litem in dependency cases, 23 states use the Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) model of volunteer representation, and 11 states use a mix of both. He said there is no definitive study on which model works best. Two dozen states have laws that there shall be some form of appointed counsel, and that could be the guardian ad litem. “What’s the one thing we can’t legislate?” Dale asked. “Skill, talent, and commitment. That’s why, irrespective of the type of system, if you don’t have skilled, talented, and committed people, nothing will happen. This piece of the problem can’t be reached by writing a statute.” First Circuit Judge T. Michael Jones, on the Representation Subcommittee, asked Dale: “Is it necessary for every child to have a lawyer? Or can that goal be met by having a hybrid of an effectual guardian ad litem and someone making an intelligent decision on when an attorney is needed?” When pressed, Dale answered: “Yes, hire lawyers in every case.” Commission member Richard Milstein asked how to instill in law students the desire to go into a career in public service and child advocacy, especially with lucrative salaries offered by large firms coupled with huge student loan debts to pay. “That’s very, very difficult,” Dale answered. “I have 12 students in my juvenile law class, and I have 90 students in my family law class. If they come out of law school and are lucky enough not to have big debt, it’s extremely difficult to get the bar and young lawyers to do this work. It’s painful. People don’t want to do it. There’s the attitude that we’re not dealing with our children — we’re dealing with their children.” Mark Hardin, director of child welfare at the American Bar Association Center on Children and the Law, in Washington, D.C., suggested: “What do you think of this as a long-term goal: Obtain funding and resources to attract careers in child advocacy and tighten standards for those who practice that kind of law?” And Dale said: “I would favor that. If we could build the skill levels on all sides, we’d have high skill and less acrimony.” Less acrimony in high conflict domestic cases is the goal of a pilot project of 11th Circuit Judge Judith Kreeger, who is a member of the Supreme Court’s Family Court Steering Committee. Her program uses intensive biweekly case management to urge parties to settle rather than go to trial, and she said her bottom-line goal is this: “I want to see the process deadversarialized.” Enlisting the help of cooperative lawyers amenable to mediation, she lets dueling parties understand up front how invasive a home study will be and how much a contested trial will cost. She tries to get at the core reasons for the acrimony, and the attitude in her court is not “Are we going to resolve this?” but “How are we going to resolve it?” It seems to be working so far, she said, because it is “diffusing the anger.” Martinez asked her if the guardian ad litem program was fully funded and available for such cases, “Would you still go to a lawyer?” And Kreeger answered: “If we get to make the rules from scratch, I would like a well-trained volunteer guardian ad litem. And you need a lawyer to file the motions. I think a well-trained volunteer could serve, especially a mental health professional, which our Chapter 161 doesn’t allow to happen, by the way.” Gerald Kornreich, vice chair of the commission, who has often appeared before Kreeger helping resolve high-conflict domestic cases, said: “I try to be both. In a high conflict case, you need an attorney and a guardian ad litem so strong that they discourage litigation.” John Crouch, of the American Bar Association’s Family Law Section, came from Virginia to talk about representing children in custody proceedings and described the ABA’s work in better defining standards for the child’s attorney and the guardian ad litem. “My problem with the adversarial system is that there’s not too many lawyers, but too little,” Crouch said. “Attorneys help bring evidence out and get at the truth. An important duty of the guardian ad litem is to bring evidence forward. The lawyer has more knowledge, experience, and tools to do that.” But at the Representation Subcommittee debate the next day, Joni Goodman, director of the 11th Circuit Guardian Ad Litem Program, said: “We’ve never had sufficient staff attorneys to have an attorney at every hearing.. . . What our lay people do in the field, a lawyer would never do — like visit the homes.” And invariably, the talk turned to money. John Walsh, an attorney with the Palm Beach County’s Legal Aid Society’s Foster Children’s Program, had testified earlier about the Children’s Services Council giving $900,000 to fund his program so children from birth to age three will get an attorney. The goal is to reunify the children with their parents within a year, or get them ready for adoption within 12 to 15 months. “If children are stuck in the system for more than one year, they are losing precious, precious time,” Walsh testified. “It’s a legal system, so they need an attorney.” In the Foster Children’s Program, he said, each attorney represents only 35 children. The next day, at the Representation Subcommittee meeting, Judge Dawson said: “I think it’s outrageous to spend $900,000 for six attorneys to represent 216 kids with a 35 caseload. That’s the lawyer-driven model.. . . Our model has three attorneys representing 600.. . . “Now Florida spends $15 million on guardians ad litem,” Dawson said. “To do our model is $30 million. Attorneys for every child in dependency would be $150 million (based on one attorney with a caseload of 35 children). And that’s without a social worker! The state will come back and say 200 cases per lawyer, and that’s worse than not doing it at all.” Jones suggested a “graduating system” for the “graduating seriousness of cases,” because having an attorney for every child in every case would be like “being treated in the emergency room for a splinter with decapitation.” “Our recommendation, if too outrageous, will not receive the consideration by the legislative and executive branches,” Jones said. “We should look at the minimum threshold of representation that should be made.” Earlier, the commission heard from Howard Talenfeld, a Ft. Lauderdale attorney who lobbies the legislature to fund advocacy programs. He said he didn’t want to engage in what he called “the holy war issue” of child’s wishes versus child’s best interest. “Every child needs a well-trained lawyer.. . . We can’t pick and choose which children should be saved,” Talenfeld testified. “Whether it’s the best interest of the child or the child’s wishes, I urge this group to reach a consensus on some model, so every child has an attorney. The timing you are facing is a golden opportunity. The Senate Judiciary Committee, chaired by Locke Burt (R-Ormond Beach), is very interested in this issue. It’s a tremendous opportunity. They’re waiting for your work. I urge you not to wage another holy war that will weaken the voices of children. We need a consensus so that when we go the legislature, we all support it, so the voices of children can be heard.”last_img read more

The first Croatian paleontological water park will soon open its doors in Bale

first_imgCamp Mon Perin from Bale grows from year to year and has successfully established itself as one of the most modern car camps in Istria. It was thoroughly renovated two years ago, and this year the camp will reveal another, somewhat atypical content. Mon Perin stated that the opening of the park is planned for the beginning of June and point out that the camp will justify four stars with this content and offer visitors an extraordinary experience. They also emphasize that, when arranging the park, the emphasis was placed on preserving the landscape and horticulture to make the experience as authentic as possible. The management of Mon Perina recognized the potential of the content and decided to offer their visitors a unique experience in the form of Paleo Park. Educational promenade / Paleo Park will cover over 16 square meters and include facilities such as three swimming pools and a hot tub, a restaurant, a souvenir shop, a sun deck, a children’s playground and children’s sandboxes with exposed dinosaur bones. The pool will be in the shape of a dinosaur of 1100 square meters, with a smaller pool that will be intended for children and one that will contain sitting massages. The environment of the pool will be complemented by dinosaur specimens in various dimensions and an educational promenade that will follow the history of dinosaurs. Water park / center_img Namely, it is a paleontological park that will consist of a water park and an educational-research polygon. You may be wondering why a paleontological theme park? But the answer is simple. In the immediate vicinity of the auto-camp, more precisely in the middle of the main beach, is the archeological site of petrified dinosaur bones about 130 million years old. The bones were found or emerged from the seabed in 1992 and are the only site in the world that is on the seabed. In Beijing in 1995, the Bale site was included in the World List of Paleontological Sites. It is an interesting assumption that Istria was home to a dozen different species of dinosaurs. Paleo Park’s investment is worth around HRK 22.5 million, and the park will employ about 20 workers. With this move, Mon Perin confirmed his reputation and once again showed in what unique ways camps could invest in their facilities and services and thus become competent in the Croatian “camping scene”. Because the fact is that as much as 25 percent of all tourist nights in Croatia are realized in camps. RELATED NEWS: CAMP “MON PERIN” AS AN EXCELLENT EXAMPLE OF A SUCCESS CAMP STORY Photo: Paleo Park / camping-monperin.hrlast_img read more

ITB BERLIN 2019 – What does the future hold for us?

first_imgThe world’s largest “think-thanks” about tourism has just ended. He gave us materials to think and write for a whole year. After years of monitoring, I can say that trends are announced here that will only become “mainstream”. Just when you get used to the new situation, a new change is already announced… IT MAY SEEM TOO SCIENTIFICALLY, BUT THESE CHANGES ARE COMING In general, there is pressure to reduce long-distance travel and increase short journeys for which multimodular transport systems can be used: rail + car shearing, bike shearing. In the future, buildings should be built of wood, not reinforced concrete (wood is renewable, trees absorb CO2, and the use of wood as a building material does not produce as much CO2 as the use of reinforced concrete). The number of trips is growing from year to year due to low prices (economy), increasing connections in air transport (availability), digital technology (ease of booking). Travel has become an integral part of every man’s life, even a necessity of life. On this basis, the tourism sector with ancillary services is making strong progress.On the other hand, there are growing demands to reduce the number of passengers in some destinations due to “overtourism”. New taxes are being introduced, such as passes to enter the city; representatives of the luxury tourism segment emphasize that travel is not everyone’s right but only someone’s privilege. LIFE ON THE SCALE The World Tourism Organization promotes the development of sustainable and responsible tourism, tourism that benefits the local community, that preserves the environment, cultural heritage, traditions and people in the local community. Then again, there are observations from some circles that family accommodation, in the community, is harmful, that it has a devastating effect on the tourism industry and that it encourages “overtourism”. But that’s why corporations are building beautiful, environmentally friendly resorts in destinations where there is a lack of capacity, they are building new cruise ships because everyone wants to sail into the Grand Canal in Venice… Mankind is rapidly wasting the time left to repair the severe consequences of excessive CO2 emissions. Everything looks like a reconstruction of major accidents in the documentary series “Minutes to Disaster”. Tourism is one of the causes, but also the losers of climate change. One of the world’s greatest experts on climate impacts, Prof. Dr. Dr. Hans Hansach Schellnhuber, director emeritus of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, was very specific in his presentation. Global warming is melting the ice, raising the sea level, and thus the beaches are disappearing, and in the future all the big cities on the coast. As a result, the most attractive attractions for travel disappear. EXISTING TRENDS AND THE FUTURE To stop global warming at + 1,5 degrees Celsius, we need to halve CO2 emissions every ten years. If we do not achieve this, crossing the critical limit of 2 degrees Celsius will activate that almost unbelievable scenario of the disappearance of the current coastal belt on all continents. The cuts are very painful. Especially for the tourism industry. The introduction of alternative fuel for ships (LNG as a transition fuel, reintroduction of wind power, etc.), reduction of the number of flights on intercontinental routes and the abolition of short flights between cities in the same country are requested. A large investment is required in connecting Europe by high-speed rail. Global warming is also affecting the Gulf Stream, which is losing intensity and direction. If this changes significantly, the coasts of Western Europe will be hit by severe cold. Due to rising sea temperatures and higher acidity (CO2 that dissolves in the sea), coral reefs are disappearing. All this affects life and tourism. Tourism, on the other hand, is to blame for 8% of global CO2 emissions, with the largest emissions coming from aircraft and large ships. One large ship emits an amount of CO2 equal to that emitted by as many as a million cars. SUSTAINABLE AND RESPONSIBLE TOURISMcenter_img CONTRADICTIONS For some time to come, the volume of tourist traffic will grow according to current trends. Especially after Chinese companies set out strongly to conquer the Western market. However, by force or favor over the next ten years, tourist flows could return to the regional context. Leading German climatologists and economists agree. There are many other reasons besides “overtourism”, “plastic pollution”, the extinction of coral reefs, but also trade relations among the biggest “players” on the world stage that affect the future of tourism. GOOD NEWS FOR CROATIA WHAT EXPECTS US IN THE NEXT 10 YEARS? Good accessibility by road from the largest emitting tourist markets for Croatia is certainly a great advantage. The ecological transport transition has hit road transport the hardest, the results are optimistic and we need to build our future tourism strategy on that. From Berlin for, Nedo PInezić, Summing up the impressions from this year’s ITB, I try to define some unique conclusion. However, to make it easier for myself and you, dear readers, to explain what is going on, I have decided to break down that final message. From 1860 and the beginning of the first industrial revolution until 2020, the planet “raised” its average temperature by 1,5 degrees Celsius. Professor Schellnhuber compares such a “small” increase in temperature to an increase in body temperature. This increase indicates a disease that the body is fighting. A larger increase in temperature entails more severe consequences, too high a temperature leads to death. The same thing happens with the earth. The increase in temperature affects the intensity and frequency of the “jetstream”, a “wavy wind” that blows at an altitude of 20.000 meters above the ground at a speed of 300 km / h from west to east. Changes in this wind bring intense periods of drought, heat or heavy rainfall with hurricanes, floods. The German car industry is already following the agenda presented by Prof. Schellnhuber. It is planned that by 2030, as many as 30% of cars in traffic will be electric cars. Cars will be less and less bought by private persons, but an innovative system of “car sharing” will be used. Increasing taxes on CO2 are also envisaged, which could affect airlines and, indirectly, air travel. Ships already have to gradually switch to alternative fuels, primarily LNG. The entire tourism sector is required to adopt a “Less CO2 strategy”. So far, something similar is happening with the disposable plastic removal plan (large hotel chains, cruising companies ().last_img read more

Free television does still exist

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion Re March 15 letter, “Spectrum needs plan for senior citizens”: Free TV still exists. Return the box to Spectrum, cancel your cable TV subscription, and install an inexpensive digital antenna. These small antennas usually work perfectly when installed indoors, right next to the TV.I enjoy dozens of free local TV stations over the airwaves, just like in the old days, and I enjoy internet content on my TV by connecting my laptop to my TV with an HDMI cable. Digital antennas are available for less than $50.GUY SPIERSNiskayunaMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsNiskayuna girls’ cross country wins over BethlehemEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationlast_img read more

Noé meets shareholders in Derwent takeover bid

first_imgTo access this article REGISTER NOWWould you like print copies, app and digital replica access too? SUBSCRIBE for as little as £5 per week. Would you like to read more?Register for free to finish this article.Sign up now for the following benefits:Four FREE articles of your choice per monthBreaking news, comment and analysis from industry experts as it happensChoose from our portfolio of email newsletterslast_img

Potential buyers come time and time again to Fig Tree Pocket home, before selling for more than $1.1m

first_imgInside 681 Jesmond Rd, Fig Tree Pocket.“Sometimes people came back four times,” Ms Harris said.More from newsDigital inspection tool proves a property boon for REA website3 Apr 2020The Camira homestead where kids roamed free28 May 2019“People are more thoughtful than they used to be, particularly in that price range.“They just don’t come through the house and walk up and make an offer.“They want to make sure it’s going to suit their lifestyle.”Ms Harris said six parties showed active interest in the property, and three written offers were received. The home at 681 Jesmond Rd, Fig Tree Pocket, sold for $1,140,950.POTENTIAL buyers are becoming more considered and inspecting properties up to five times before putting in an offer.RE/MAX Profile Real Estate agent Gayle Harris said there were 53 individual inspections of 681 Jesmond Rd at Fig Tree Pocket, but some of those were the same people coming back several times. The kitchen is modern.The home sold for $1,140,950.“It was bought by a couple looking for a family home,” Ms Harris said.The agent said the Jesmond Rd location was highly sought after.“If I had another four or five of those houses in that price bracket, we would sell them,” she said.“In an area like that, which is very family orientated, the market is strong.”last_img read more

Buyers to enjoy new level of European residential sophistication

first_img How stylish is this bedroom at Le Bain Newstead, by Cavcorp. Photos: SuppliedThe location of Le Bain is very special, Mr Cavallucci said. “It sits adjacent to the historic ANFE Italian Club and on Wyandra St, the border of Newstead and Teneriffe,” he said.“The site is a rare double frontage on Wyatt and Wyandra streets, its created an opportunity to design apartments that are oversized and 20 per cent larger than your typical apartment in Brisbane.“Le Bain features a very European theme and design, and pays homage to the site location being next to the Italian Club, while also bringing the European summer to Newstead by creating a unique rooftop experience.’’Mr Cavallucci said for the first time the company had designed an exclusive collection of four-bedroom penthouses.“Le Bain’s Penthouse Collection will feature over 30 metres of floor to ceiling glazing with spectacular views and access to the Wellness Escape only an elevator ride away,” he said.“We’ve designed a larger floor plan which ranges between 220sq m to 244sq m as a response to our market demand.”The Penthouse Collection has four apartments per floor on levels 14 and 15. “We’ve added beautiful organic curves to the interior design and created master bedroom sanctuaries with incredibly generous dressing rooms and custom bespoke joinery,” he said. Le Bain Newstead, by Cavcorp. He said the private Wellness Escape would be spread over 1000sq m and designed to recharge each resident with state-of-the-art amenities including a heated pool, twin spa baths, therapeutic detox sauna, fitness centre, yoga and training lawn, private dining room, custom 24m sunbed, alfresco outdoor dining, charcoal grill barbecue and relaxation zones with sounds by Martin Audio.“We used the success of our award-winning building Lucent as a live case study, which was completed in December 2017 and recently won Australia’s Best Highrise Residential Building,” Mr Cavallucci said.“We’ve designed a larger rooftop fitness centre at 200sq m as our residents use this facility daily before and after work.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus13 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market13 hours ago“We designed two heated spa baths instead of one, a larger outdoor green space to cater for rooftop yoga and fitness classes, and we increased the size of the detox sauna which is one of the most popular facilities being used all year round and has breathtaking city views from inside the glass sauna.’’ Le Bain Newstead, by Cavcorp. Photos: SuppliedA new development at Newstead is set to transform the Brisbane skyline with a world-class private rooftop, perfect for fitness enthusiasts, time-poor professionals, young families and downsizers.Inspired by the sophisticated beaches of southern France and iconic resort rooftops in Miami, Los Angeles and New York, Le Bain’s Wellness Escape will rival those of the best hotels and resorts in the world.Cavcorp developer Damien Cavallucci said Le Bain takes inspiration from the French icon Les Bains Paris, one of the oldest bathhouses in France which has transformed over decades into a five-star luxury boutique hotel. “The European curves, arches, brickwork and meticulous craftsmanship and details have been reborn into Newstead which will be a truly unique landmark in the Brisbane skyline,” Mr Cavallucci said.center_img Le Bain Newstead, by Cavcorp. Photos: Suppliedlast_img read more