Galactic Welcomes Members Of Turkuaz & Lyrics Born For Winter Tour Closer [Videos/Photos]

first_imgLoad remaining images Photo: Josh Huver On Saturday, March 31, the legendary Warfield Theater in San Francisco held a heavyweight showdown that featured two top-class masters in funk entertainment, the world favorite Galactic from New Orleans, LA and Turkuaz from Brooklyn, NY.Wrapping up a winter tour that consisted of 30 shows in 34 days with 9,268 miles logged from coast to coast, Galactic is known for touring heavily to start the year. Turkuaz joined the tour for its final leg through California.Turkuaz is a non-stop touring machine that seems to thrive on crisscrossing the country “Coast to Coast”. A favorite night out for locals whenever they are in the San Francisco Bay Area, Turkuaz routinely hits the Bay at least three times a year either through festival appearances or a slot on tour.Fans tend to agree, the show is fun. The nine-piece rainbow clad band (more often than not) crams themselves onto stages not typically meant for bands of that size. But to avoid getting lost in the shuffle, each member has their own specific color-coded wardrobe and instrument labeling. Saturday night, the band had plenty of room to stretch their legs.At the Warfield, the Turkuaz horn section is anchored leftmost (from the audience) by saxophonist Josh Schwartz, clad in purple. It is a high honor to wear purple in a funk band, and Schwartz soars–not just with his baritone sax, but also with a rich baritone singing voice as demonstrated on a cover of The Bar-Kays’ “Holy Ghost”, an appropriate day-before-Easter pick. Next to Schwartz, in red, is tenor saxophonist Greg Sanderson belting fast-paced melodies and intricate flourishes. Chris Brouwers, in black, pulls double duty, often simultaneously playing the trumpet and a keyboard.In the center of the stage, lead vocalist and guitarist in blue Dave Brandwein is flanked on his right (audience left) by Shira Elias’ bright yellow ray of sunshine and on the left (audience right) by the equally stunning bubblegum pink aura of Sammi Garett. Behind them in a field of green sits drummer Michelangelo Carubba. At one point late in Turkuaz’ hour-long set, the band turned to Carubba for a drum solo which he began with only one arm, outperforming several drummers at their peak with two.Holding down the right side of it all are bassist Taylor Shell and dual instrumentalist Craig Brodhead on keyboards and guitar. Shell, decked in orange, is the most mobile member of the band, only attached to his bass guitar and no microphone. While Brodhead anchors the edge of the Warfield stage in white, Shell can be seen strutting from Garett to Carubba to Brodhead and back without missing a note.While the other band members rarely leave their zones, they keep the audience visually engaged with synchronized dance moves–head nods, knee bends, twists and kicks being some of the most common. Elias and Garett can be found running in place or executing more complex synchronizations, even with percussion instruments in hand. As evidenced in their final song of the set, “Everyone’s A Winner” when Turkuaz plays.By the time Galactic took the stage, the audience was hot-stepping like the floor was lava. The world-renowned funk band filtered out onstage, calm, cool and collected. From right to left, the band featured the stoic and statuesque Jeff Raines on guitar balanced by the slightly more animated Robert Mercurio on bass. Stanton Moore kept the fills moving forward and the tempo tight on drums (featuring not one but two different kick drums), while keyboardist Richard Vogel layered heavy blankets of organ over and underneath the sound of the band, taking flight in the transitions.Anchoring the left side of the stage again was the horn section. A two-tandem team between longtime saxophonist and blues-harpist Ben Ellman and newcomer Shamarr Allen on what appeared to be a compact, pocket-sized trumpet. The pair of blowers would trade licks over the rest of the group. Taking their time going on long runs of notes or holding one note for over a full 50 seconds, the band gave them plenty of room.Leading the band on vocals was neo R&B soul singer Erica Falls. Falls was dynamite on every bar. Coupled with a commanding stage presence, Falls took lead vocals on the classic “You Don’t Know” from Galactic’s 2010 NOLA funk masterpiece Ya-Ka-May. The crowd instantly fell in love with Falls, especially after she began conducting the audience.As true to Galactic’s widespread, “jam with everybody we can” mentality found on their records, they welcomed Bay Area rapper and producer Lyrics Born to the stage. They performed “Rock-Rock-Away”, a single from Lyrics Born’s 2015 album Real People and featuring Galactic. Later, they brought the Turkuaz horns onstage as well.Overall, the show Saturday night at the Warfield was one of the funkiest nights San Francisco has seen in weeks, as delivered in a way only Galactic, supported by Turkuaz could be delivered. Load remaining images Thanks the author, Joshua Huver of Must Have Media, for the videos of the performance as well as the photo gallery below.Galactic | The Warfield | San Francisco, CA | 3/31/18 | Photos by Josh Huver Photo: Joshua Huver Turkuaz | The Warfield | San Francisco, CA | 3/31/18 | Photos by Josh Huverlast_img read more

Looking for life beyond Earth

first_imgCould life exist beyond our own blue planet? According to scientist Carolyn Porco, it’s certainly possible.Porco is the director of flight operations and imaging team leader for the Cassini spacecraft in orbit around Saturn. Her work involves taking detailed pictures in space, shots that offer insights into the nature of the universe, and signs of life elsewhere in the solar system.“Gorgeous” was how she described the Cassini images to a crowd at the Radcliffe Gymnasium in a talk on April 1. Her listeners agreed.There was a collective gasp from the student-filled audience as she showed a photo of Saturn taken during an eclipse of the sun. The negative-looking image revealed a sharp outline of the planet and its surrounding rings.Porco spoke as part of the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study Dean’s Lecture Series. The lectures are part of the institute’s Academic Engagement Programs (AEP), which sponsor projects with Harvard faculty, Radcliffe Institute fellows, and Harvard students in scholarly and research endeavors.The Cassini mission, which began in 1997, has been studying Saturn and its diverse system of moons, sending back stunning images and even evidence that life could exist 932 million miles from Earth.Some of the mission’s highlights involve analysis of Saturn’s rings, their makeup, the gaps between them, and little “moonlettes.” The study of such moonlettes and the gaps they influence provides a “giant touchstone” for understanding how planets are formed, noted the scientist, who also discussed two of the planet’s moons in detail, Titan and its much smaller counterpart, Enceladus.With Titan having an atmosphere vaguely similar to the Earth’s, including the presence of molecular nitrogen, as well as a troposphere and stratosphere, researchers were eager to get a closer look at the large moon in orbit around Saturn. They did, with the help of Huygens, a European-designed probe that landed on Titan’s surface in 2005. The event was worthy of a ticker tape parade, said an emotional Porco, who recalled seeing grown men brought to tears when the probe landed.“This was like a Jules Verne adventure come true,” said Porco. “It was the day humanity landed a device of our making in the outer solar system.”The images sent back from the probe were “outrageously easy to interpret,” said Porco, and included shots of a branching “dendritic drainage pattern” on the moon’s surface, one that only could have been formed by the flow of liquids. There also were photos of mountainous regions and a series of dunes.The data revealed that Titan “was alien and exotic and yet strangely Earth-like” in its geological and geographical complexity.On the small, icy moon Enceladus, “the mother lode of all discoveries was discovered at the South Pole,” said Porco. She described Cassini’s findings of elevated temperatures in the moon’s polar region, as well as an enormous plume of icy particles shooting tens of thousands of kilometers into space.Analysis of the icy trail, which includes water vapor and trace amounts of organic materials such as methane, carbon dioxide, and propane, suggests it is fueled by geysers erupting from a pocket of salt water within the moon.The findings, noted Porco, point to the possibility of  “an environment where life itself might be stirring.”“Should we ever discover that a second genesis had occurred in our solar system, independently outside the Earth,” she added, “then I think at that point the spell is broken. The existence theorem has been proven, and we could safely infer from it that life was not a bug but a feature of the universe in which we live, that it’s commonplace and has occurred a staggering number of times.”last_img read more

College dedicates Unity Garden

first_imgThe Saint Mary’s Unity Garden will stand as a symbol of social justice and sustainability, Director of Justice Education Jan Pilarski said. The garden, located in front of Havican Hall, was dedicated Tuesday. Pilarski said Karen Borja, a 2011 graduate, spearheaded the project. Senior Heather Smith took responsibility for planting the garden this summer as an intern with Unity Gardens, a South Bend nonprofit that advocates community building through gardening. “I hope this garden becomes something bigger [so] that we can have an option for healthy food that students can grow and learn about,” Smith said. To achieve that “something bigger,” Smith said she tapped into landscaping services at the College to help her expand the garden. “When I started planting, I realized the garden was pretty small, so landscaping helped me double the size,” she said. “They did the labor, like tilling the land and building the [wooden support] frames, and I cared for the garden.” Smith said she enjoyed having the freedom to choose what vegetables went into the garden. “I went with a salad theme for the garden. If students saw okra or a huge head of cabbage, they might not know what to do with it,” she said, “I planted lots of leafy lettuce, mustard greens, kale, swish chard, tomatoes and herbs.” On Mondays over the summer, preschoolers from the Early Childhood Development Center, which has its own Unity Garden, joined Smith to help weed and pick vegetables, she said. “It was great to have them out there, helping, tasting lettuce,” Smith said. “They were great.” Smith said the garden raised her awareness about local food security problems. “There are some people who need healthy food but can’t get it from anywhere else [other than the Unity Gardens],” she said. The garden was made possible through the Dooley Endowment, a fund intended for student-initiated social justice projects, Pilarski said. The endowment is named after Saint Mary’s alumnus Katherine T. Dooley, ’28. “She was passionate about social justice and Saint Mary’s,” Pilarski said. There are 41 other Unity Gardens of varying sizes in the South Bend area, Sara Stewart, executive director for Unity Gardens, said. Stewart added that the gardens help close social divisions. “We live in a society that separates us, and gardens are a natural way to share,” she said. “By bringing together people that would usually never interact, we can see our strengths in different ways.” Stewart said the interactive aspect of the gardens is more significant than the gardening itself. “This isn’t just about access to healthy vegetables,” she said. “It’s more about unification of the community and social cohesion.”last_img read more

New EPA plan not likely to help Montana’s Colstrip coal plant

first_imgNew EPA plan not likely to help Montana’s Colstrip coal plant FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Montana Standard:President Donald Trump’s plan to replace Obama-era air pollution rules with coal-friendly policies got a mixed reception by Montana officials uncertain what the changes would mean for the Colstrip Power Plant.Republicans praised Trump’s plans to scrap former President Barrack Obama’s Clean Power Plan as good news for coal power. Though never carried out, the Obama rules called for dramatically cutting carbon dioxide, a major contributor to climate change.Montanans had expected the Obama rules to finish off Colstrip Power Plant and likely its host community of 2,300 as well, as the state cut carbon dioxide emissions 47 percent to comply with federal law.Colstrip has four generating units. The oldest two are scheduled for retirement no later than 2022 as part of a legal settlement with the Sierra Club and Montana Environmental Information Center over air pollution. Its newer units are offline for failing to clear federal Mercury and Air Toxics Standards, or MATS. The shutdown will be two months long next week. The Affordable Clean Energy Rule does not address MATS.Talen Energy, which operates Colstrip Power Plant and has significant ownership share, did not respond to a request for comment, which Lee Montana Newspapers made by phone and email Tuesday.The change from Obama’s coal pollution rules to Trump’s coal pollution rules isn’t likely to help Colstrip as it struggles with multiple challenges, said Seth Feaster, energy data analyst for the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis. “In terms of the big picture, it doesn’t really change the underlying pressures on the utilities, and particularly Colstrip, that are facing things like customer calls to divest in coal and restructure assets,” Feaster said. “It’s one thing to set policies that try to help, but it’s not a bailout and it’s not going to make power plants any younger.”More: Trump’s coal-friendly pollution rules get mixed reviews in Montana, may not save Colstriplast_img read more

Trail Mix – Lael Neale

first_imgNow based in Los Angeles, Virginia native Lael Neale released her debut album last month.Lael Neale’s current home couldn’t be more disparate than the home of her youth.Raised just outside Charlottesville, in the heart of Albemarle County horse country, Lael has since made the move to Los Angeles, from which she released her debut record, I’ll Be Your Man, last month.As Los Angeles is to Charlottesville, so to is this record a study in contrast. Prone to writing with an air of melancholy, Lael has penned a record that seeps and introspective sadness, with stories of lost love and fractured friendships. Despite painting what appears to be a sky gloomy and gray, Lael does mix in the occasional ray of sunshine, proving that the subject matter in her songcraft can move deftly between despair and hope.I recently caught up with Lael to chat about the new record, poetry, and what she misses most about her Virginia home.BRO – I know you are into poetry. What’s the last poem that made you cry?LN – Just a few days ago, my mom gave be a book of poetry by Peggy Freydberg, who was 90 when she started writing poems and didn’t publish them until she was 106. I was only halfway through the first one with tears already welling up. She is so simple and true and direct and unexpected. Some of the lines just catch you at the the throat. It’s also such a beautiful story. We can be beginners at any age.BRO – Who is your favorite poet? And if you could invite him over for dinner, what would you cook?LN – Favorites are always changing. For the past year, it has been Rumi. I would want to feed him some simple but symbolic foods. Homemade bread, wine, figs, and maybe artichokes. Those sound like foods Rumi would eat in his courtyard, surrounded by tapestries and water fountains and small birds in wooden cages.BRO – You were raised in Virginia but now call Los Angeles home. What’s the one thing you miss most about Virginia?LN – Early August afternoon thunderstorms.BRO – We are featuring “Born in the Summer” on this month’s Trail Mix. What’s the story behind the song?LN – “Born in the Summer” isn’t as lyrically dense as some of my songs, but it’s no less heavy. I wanted it to reflect the angst of being a teenager. Childhood’s death is kind of traumatic and we don’t really acknowledge it as a culture, so kids move into being adults really fast, absorbing a lot of the darker side of the world that was kept hidden from them as children. It’s also an exciting time, wanting to live up to something, but not really knowing what it is yet.BRO – So much of your music seems so sad. What is one thing that makes you happy?LN – A long walk and a really great cup of coffee.Tonight, if you happen to be out in California, you can catch Lael Neale in Palm Springs at the Ace Hotel. There are more dates on the horizon, but they are hush hush. For more information on on those upcoming dates, or how you can get a copy of her brand new record, please point your browser towards her website.Also, be sure to check out “Born in the Summer” on this month’s Trail Mix.Photo by Piper Ferguson.last_img read more

Storm Brings Snow, Freezing Rain to Long Island

first_imgThe wintry mix could make for hazardous travel conditions and reduce visibility on the roads, the weather service said. Drivers are urged to use caution. The forecast for the evening calls for a low of 29 with winds gusting as high as 21 mph.Sunday will be dry, according to the weather service. Forecasters predict mostly sunny skies with a high near 37. Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A coastal storm dropped several inches of snow on Long Island early Saturday morning, setting the stage for what is likely to be a messy day on the Island. By early morning, some areas in Nassau and Suffolk counties were hit with up to 5 inches of snow. By the time most Long Islanders had rolled out of bed, the snow had already been replaced with either rain or freezing rain, or a mix of both. In some areas, the temperature at daybreak had already reached Saturday’s predicted high of 34. Long Island, which is under a winter weather advisory until 6 p.m. Saturday, should see a wintry mix of sleet and rain throughout the day before the preciptiation transitions back to snow in the late afternoon. “At that point, by late afternoon perception as a whole is starting to wind down,” said John Murray, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service office in Upton. last_img read more

Obama to Send Special Forces to Syria in Unauthorized War

first_imgMake no mistake about it, we are at war. My statement on @POTUS‘s decision to send Special Ops to Syria here: https://t.co/PwhxchZ15t— Rep. Peter Welch (@PeterWelch) October 30, 2015 Whatever their mission is, the US military escalation is startling, especially when you consider that Congress has largely abdicated its duties by failing to pass war authorization with regards to Syria. Simply put, Congress, the only branch of government with constitutional power to approve war, has not found the political will to do so—leaving the Obama administration with no choice but to use war authorization from 2001 to justify its bombing campaign and subsequent troop build. Authorization approved by Congress in 2002, known as the Iraq AUMF, is also being utilized to defend the legality of military operations.Obama in February proposed his own AUMF that would remain in effect for three years, but Congress has yet to vote on it. In June, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif) proposed an amendment that would’ve forced an AUMF vote, but that measure failed.“If this is worth fighting ISIS, and I believe it is, it’s worth having Congress do its job,” Schiff said in June. Two members of the House of Representatives reacted to Friday’s news by calling for Congress to act on Obama’s AUMF. Agreed – Congress must debate #AUMF. It’s our job & responsibility. Past time to #stopendlesswar. https://t.co/M8rIvlv3nr— Rep. Barbara Lee (@RepBarbaraLee) October 30, 2015 Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York After more than a year of combating the so-called Islamic State through the air, the Obama administration, in a swift policy change, announced Friday that US special forces will be deployed to Syria to advise moderate forces fighting the brutal militant group.That means boots on the ground—in Syria.Until now, the Obama administration has publicly said it opposed sending troops into Syria. In June, the White House announced 450 additional US troops would be deployed to Iraq, also in an advisory position. Like in Iraq, the several dozen US special forces being deployed are not expected to directly engage with IS, according to reports.Almost immediately, social media users dug up comments made by President Obama with regards to Syria in which he proclaimed that he would not put troops on the ground in the war-torn country, where nearly a quarter of million people have died since the conflict began in 2011, according to reports. The 2001 AUMF gave then President George W. Bush authorization to strike al Qaeda for orchestrating the 9/11 attacks. The same AUMF has been cited to justify drone strikes, including an aerial attack in Yemen that killed a US citizen who became a radical cleric. For years, civil liberties groups have criticized the 2001 AUMF as overbroad.Even Obama publicly discussed overhauling the 2001 war authorization.In his remarks in May 2013 at the National Defense University in Washington D.C., Obama said he’d “engage Congress about the existing Authorization to Use Military Force, or AUMF, to determine how we can continue to fight terrorism without keeping America on a perpetual wartime footing.” And his own national security advisor, Susan Rice, wrote a letter to then Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-Ohio) calling the 2002 AUMF “outdated.”With bombing campaigns in more than one country and now with the announcement that US special forces are headed to Syria to assist moderate forces, it’s hard to argue that the US is not at war with ISIS—a war that has yet to be authorized. View image | gettyimages.comDespite authoring its own AUMF, the White House is of the belief that the 2001 AUMF passed soon after the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks gives the executive branch wide latitude to conduct military operations in the Middle East and Africa. [email protected] just now: “there is no denying” that Congress gave the president authority to send troops into Syria today thru the 2001 AUMF.— John Glaser (@jwcglaser) October 30, 2015last_img read more

Is your brand memorable?

first_imgWhile many things combine to make a successful brand, a common denominator is originality. Originality plays strongly into just how memorable your brand is in the minds of consumers. Think about it in terms of memorable pop-culture figures. Johnny Cash made a name for himself in country music as “the man in black.” In the early 1990s, a young Mark Wahlberg was the “it” spokesman for Calvin Klein. For years, when Apple CEO Steve Jobs walked out on stage in his trademark blue jeans and black turtleneck, you knew it was time for a new product unveiling.You get the idea. Being original and memorable makes for a strong brand. The strength of your brand is critical to the success and growth of your bank or credit union. After all, Johnny Cash was hardly the only country music singer in his era and Mark Wahlberg wasn’t the only model hawking underwear and cologne. Being memorable matters.Here are a few simple litmus tests to consider when asking the question “Is your brand memorable?”Does your brand represent the consumers we serve and wish to serve? In other words, do you look, sound and act in ways familiar with the people in your marketplace? If your brand serves a hip, upscale Millennial area, doesn’t look and sound like it? If your brand doesn’t (both visually and interpersonally) represent your existing and target consumer segments, it’s not likely memorable. continue reading » 6SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

CNTB and the Slovenian Tourist Board approved European funds for promotion on the Chinese market

first_imgThe joint campaign of the Croatian Tourist Board (CNTB) and the Slovenian Tourist Board (WTO) has been approved for the first time by the European Tourism Commission (European Travel Commission) under the Call for Proposals for Thematic Transnational Campaigns to Promote Europe in China. A campaign called “Experience Croatia, Feel Slovenia “ aims to strengthen the visibility and reputation of the two countries in the Chinese market as attractive and authentic European tourist destinations and to increase the number of Chinese tourists. The value of the campaign exceeds 200.000,00 euros, half of which is co-financed with European money. The activities envisaged by the campaign will take place from October 2018 to March 2019 and include two joint workshops in Beijing and Shanghai, two online training for representatives of Chinese tour operators and travel agencies, as well as advertising in reputable and recognizable Chinese media.”This is a confirmation of long-term and very high-quality cooperation with Slovenian colleagues in the promotion of our countries in distant markets. I am sure that our investments and planned activities, together with the approved European funds, will ensure even better results that Croatia achieves in the large Chinese market. This year has been declared the European-Chinese Tourism Year, which is why we will continue to implement key promotional activities in order to position our country even more strongly among Chinese travel enthusiasts. “, said the director of the Croatian National Tourist Board, Kristjan Staničić.CNTB opens offices in Los Angeles, Seoul and ShanghaiA key role in these processes will be played by the new CNTB office in Shanghai, which opens at the beginning of September, within the HGK office, while the other two offices will open by the end of the year. “Confirmation that the Chinese market is growing rapidly is evidenced by projections that more than 2020 million Chinese tourists will travel annually by 100. Positive trends in tourist traffic from this market are also visible in the example of Croatia, which has been visited by 136.000 Chinese tourists so far this year,  who realized 203.000 overnight stays, which is a growth of 36 percent in arrivals and overnight stays compared to the same period last year. “, Stanicic added.Call The ETC is aimed at promoting Europe as an attractive tourist destination in the Chinese market, and is intended for national tourism organizations to represent their own countries through various activities. “We are very happy that we have successfully nominated a joint project through cooperation and thus managed to obtain additional promotional funds for the Chinese market. I am convinced that the joint promotion will result in more attractive products, increased visibility and reputation of both destinations in the Chinese market, and thus a more abundant visit of Chinese guests. Research shows that Chinese tourists often connect both destinations when traveling to Europe. China, with its 160 million announced trips in 2018, is one of the world’s most promising emitting tourism markets” said the director of the Slovenian Tourist Board Maja Pak, adding that Chinese tourists mostly travel from big cities such as Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou.Joint promotion in distant markets, and especially in the Chinese market, is a unique and excellent example of successful cooperation in tourism promotion of the two countries. The professional performance of national tourist organizations is reflected in the growth in the number of Chinese guests and the increased visibility of both destinations on the Chinese market, the CNTB concludes.last_img read more

Sellers in this Bayside region are seeing their homes sell for a profit more than in any other greater Brisbane area

first_img11 Baywalk Place, Thorneside. Picture: realestate.com.auThe five-bedroom home is listed through Justin Marsden of Ray White – East Brisbane.It has multiple living areas, a media room and outdoor living spaces plus a swimming pool.The kitchen has stone bench tops and a butlers pantry.At the more affordable end of the market was a home at 228 Hardwood Drive, Mount Cotton. The home is listed for offers of more than $519,000 through Melinda Lee-Ball of Belle Property Cornubia. One of the bathrooms at 285 Main Rd, Wellington Point. Picture: realestate.com.auMore from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North3 hours agoNew apartments released at idyllic retirement community Samford Grove Presented by Mr Ranasinghe bought property in Redlands about 25 years ago and had seen the area change significantly since then.He built a family home and subdivided the remaining land. He said he wouldn’t have spent so much on building the new homes which have water views and an elevator if he didn’t have confidence in the Redlands market.Steve Ash of LJ Hooker Cleveland said there had been an increase in interest in the area with buyers attracted to the bayside lifestyle. “And we are starting to see a bit of an influx from Sydney and Melbourne,’’ Mr Ash said.At Thorneside, a home at 11 Baywalk Place is listed for $1.145 million. 285 Main Rd, Wellington Point. Picture: realestate.com.auThe Redlands region has delivered some strong results for homeowners in recent months.New data revealed it is the region where more homes sell for a profit than any other greater Brisbane council area, and where property values over the longer term have continued to grow.CoreLogic figures reveal that the median house price has increased 11.5 per cent in the past three years while the median unit price increased by 12.5 per cent during the same time.The latest Pain and Gain report found that 94.6 per cent of sellers in Redlands in the June quarter achieved more than they initially paid for their property.Redland resident Wasantha Ranasinghe believed in the strength of the local market so much he has developed two luxury properties at 285 Main Rd, Wellington Point, which he has listed for sale.center_img 228 Hardwood Drive, Mount CottonThe four-bedroom home has two separate living areas and a covered entertainment space outdoors.last_img read more