Building a more just society

first_img During day of GSD thesis presentations, student creativity is the watchword Noting that the signs reminded her of propaganda from 1920s Vienna, Chang said that although legal attempts to block the high-rise failed, it was never built, largely because of the community opposition. Asking the public to consider what gets built — and what gets shut down — in a democratic society, she posed the question: “How can the myriad publics who are invested in our built environment start to interact with the democratic systems that exist?”Aksamija, who was born in Sarajevo, followed up on this theme by discussing the “architecture of defiance,” buildings intentionally constructed as protests, simply to occupy space, or left up in defiance of planned government takeovers or projects. Such “built forms,” she said, “perform as nonviolent actions.”“Architecture based on its sheer presence and physicality offers tools for the oppressed in conflicts that might already have been lost,” she said.Architecture also “gives form, visibility, and identity for minority groups,” she said. This can put buildings in the center of conflicts about diversity. She pointed both to the increase in gated communities and the rise in protests against mosques in this country since 2005. In the case of mosques, she explained, permits are often on the grounds of concerns about noise or parking, rather than Islamophobia. “How can they exercise their democratic rights to religious worship if these legal tools are deployed to prevent them?”Self-reflection spurred the panelists to examine the role of the University, and themselves as teachers. “This is a question of what we teach, but also how we teach,” said Segal. “Do we teach students to be activists? I hope we teach students to engage.”Citing “the incredible power of free time for thinking,” Chang noted that one way that teachers can give back to their students is to not overwork them.Within their departments, the panelists said that efforts for diversity and inclusion must continue. Aksamija called for departments to not only rethink their hiring practices but also to invite guests and critics who can represent different viewpoints. “I’ve gone beyond my own zone of comfort and started reading things that I was not familiar with,” she noted. He suggests field should tackle politics and surrounding world Architectural fever dreams ‘Elements of Architecture’ reprised by Koolhaas Relatedcenter_img What is the architecture of democracy? How do buildings — and their designers — help shape who we are, and who we want to be? This existential question provided fodder for “The Architecture of Democracy,” 90 minutes of heady online conversation Wednesday night, as academics and architects affiliated with MIT and Harvard’s Graduate School of Design (GSD) gathered virtually to examine their roles in liberal representative democracy days before the U.S. presidential election.Moderated by Mark Lee, chair of the department of architecture and professor in practice of architecture, and Nicholas de Monchaux, head of MIT’s department of architecture, the conversation involved the GSD’s Assistant Professor of Architecture Michelle Chang, designer and lecturer Iman Fayyad, and Assistant Professor Yasmin Vobis. MIT was represented by architectural historian Azra Aksamija, founding director of the MIT Future Heritage Lab and an associate professor in the MIT program in art, culture, and technology; Huma Gupta, a Ph.D. candidate in the Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture; and Rafi Segal, architect and associate professor of architecture and urbanism.In his opening remarks, Lee referenced “the typical division between the production of architecture and the consumption of architecture.” This split, he pointed out, “raises the question of a pathway to democracy and the means of sustaining it.”The conversation that followed ranged widely, exploring the topic from three main angles: the role of architecture in the public realm, the function of architecture departments and universities, and the individual responsibilities of architects and of teachers.The first topic dominated the discussion. “Democracy is a spatial practice,” said Vobis, pointing out how architecture can potentially frame physical space. The 2016 winner of the Founders/Arnold W. Brunner/Katherine Edwards Gordon Rome Prize in Architecture, she used the example of Bryant Park, in New York, which became the site of Black Lives Matters protests after the death of George Floyd. Because such space is privately owned but used by the public, she said it raises questions such as, “Who owns the space, who is it for and when? Who is welcome to participate?”“In some ways, the political concept of democracy is hard to translate into three dimensions,” Fayyad said. “Architecture is not a passive actor.” The design of buildings and the spaces around them can facilitate democratic thought and action, she said. “Many of our government buildings have public plazas, providing a space for people to face their leaders and voice their grievance.”Not all open spaces encourage democracy, however. “Space has always to be read in context,” noted Segal “In certain societies, we don’t find a middle scale. We find gathering spaces on the domestic scale for the family, and then very large, massive squares.”Some large places, like the plazas or squares used for military demonstrations, inhibit the formation of civilian groups. “The identity of a neighborhood helps the community form a political presence in the city, which then allows them to act,” he said. “There’s a correlation between spaces that we create in the city and the types of organization that have happened in those places.“The shaping of the public realm, the space of democratic participation, is our contribution to society,” he said.Panelists pointed out that buildings themselves can become actors in developing or inhibiting democracy. Chang, who taught at Rice University, recalled a campaign she had witnessed in Houston against a particular high-rise development in 2015. Rather than address the unspoken underlying issue — that a tall apartment building might bring a more diverse population into the affluent suburb — the campaign focused on demonizing the building itself, with signs that anthropomorphized the high-rise as a menacing enemy. “The identity of a neighborhood helps the community form a political presence in the city, which then allows them to act. … The shaping of the public realm, the space of democratic participation, is our contribution to society.” — Rafi Segal De Monchaux brought the conversation back to “the spaces we ourselves create,” kicking off a discussion of the role of the individual. Gupta, who has worked on projects in Afghanistan and Syria, cited the dangerous work activist architects do by raising awareness. “While some of us have been unlearning our own histories, others have put their bodies on the line,” such as by speaking out about atrocities in Syria while working there, she said.Gupta said individuals should use their profession for the public good. That very morning, she said, she had attended a Cambridge City Council meaning to lobby for an eviction moratorium. “I hope that even if some of us have been too busy with work, overwhelmed by the pandemic, or unsure of what it means to be an activist, we spend a portion of our lives being citizens who reshape the architecture and foundational myths of our democracy,” she said. ‘Grounded Visionaries’ at GSD covers International Architecture Exhibition and more Koolhaas sees architecture as timidlast_img read more

Deadline Looms

first_imgThe demand for safe food could soon shut some meat and poultry processors down.That’s not the way it’s supposed to work. But if processors don’t meet a Jan. 27federal deadline, that’s the way it will be.”The deadline is for anyone who sells meat or poultry wholesale,” said EstesReynolds, a food scientist with the University of Georgia Extension Service.”All plants must meet the Sanitation Standard Operating Procedures requirements onJan. 27, 1997,” he said.Georgia’s huge poultry industry isn’t likely to have much trouble meeting the deadline.”They’re in pretty good shape,” Reynolds said. “The smaller processors,though, are not as prepared.”Sanitation SOPs are the first step in putting a new inspection system into place. Thefinal rule on the Pathogen Reduction and Hazard Analysis and Critical Control PointSystems was announced July 25, 1996.The written SOPs must include five parts, including the signature of thehighest-ranking official at the plant. Other items must identify:* What will be done before and during the operation to prevent contamination of themeat or poultry product.* How work surfaces, equipment and utensils will be kept clean.* Who will be responsible for doing these things.* What daily records will be maintained to assure that the SOPs are carried out.Plants with SOPs that fail to include any of those parts will have their inspectionsuspended until the inspector rules that the plant has complied.In short, plants that fail to comply will be out of business, according to the GeorgiaDepartment of Agriculture.Reynolds and other UGA food scientists are leading a pair of December workshops to helpprocessors comply. They will explain the new rules. And they’ll show, step by step, how towrite SOPs that meet them.The workshops will be Dec. 6 in Tifton, Ga., and Dec. 11 in Athens. A $90 fee coversbreaks, lunch and a notebook.To learn more about the workshops, call Reynolds at (706) 542-2574. Or call JaneMertens at (706) 542-6592 about the Athens workshop, or Verna Kea at (912) 386-3416 aboutthe Tifton program.When it’s fully in place, HACCPS will bring the most sweeping food inspection changesin 30 years, Reynolds said.Safety is built into the system to make sure anything that could contaminate oradulterate food doesn’t happen, he said. It won’t rely just on sight, smell and physicalchecks of a sample of food products, but will monitor the safety of the whole process.”Eventually,” Reynolds said, “HACCPS will protect the safety of our foodfrom the farm to the table.”The seafood industry has already put the system into place, he said. The food servicepart of the system, called “Serv-Safe,” is also being carried out in restaurantsand other food service businesses.last_img read more

Will 2015 be better? Not without measurement?

first_img 11SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Jay Kassing Jay Kassing is President of MARQUIS, a Texas based provider of marketing analytics solutions including MCIF/CRM software, MCIF services, profitability, compliance, consulting and direct mail creative/fulfillment. Jay has … Web: Details “That which gets measured, gets done.”I love this old adage. Yet, even though you may have a pretty report that outlines what was measured…did anyone do anything with it? Not just, “we have 5 new loans in this ZIP Code!” There, we measured loans…something was done.What is often missing are the questions that add context to the information. There are several comparisons that can apply here: Is getting 5 new loans good? How does this year’s result compare to last year’s performance? How do these numbers compare to last month’s numbers or to other branches? What about the revenue and product mix…how does that compare? It’s all in the context.Context is the key to life in the measurement game. Further, if you don’t do anything with information – then why collect it in the first place? This is frustrating isn’t it?As a former sales guy (way, way back in the day) I would bristle when asked to provide a lot of sales contact detail. Not because I wanted to be difficult, or because I was protective of my sales stuff, but only because management never did anything with the reports. Ugh! Why hassle me for information you want to measure when you aren’t using it to make my life better or to help our company grow?Don’t measure for the sake of measuring. That is an insane waste of time, talent and effort.Gang, ACTION is the only thing that makes measuring worth anything of significance. And in 2105, if you wish to move from stale to significant, then ACTION will be your best friend.Facts and goals and measurement and action all need to be aligned. What are your specific goals? What information is required to assist you in delivering on these objectives? Who will analyze it? Who will add context? What action will you take as a result? What things need to be measured to help you predict the outcomes you desire?At this point, I suggest modifying the old saw, “that which gets measured gets done,” to be “that which is measured in the right context ‒ so that you can take action ‒ will help you get done what is desired.”Too complicated? I agree. But now we can go back to old adage, “that which is measured, gets done,” and see it in the right context.Go forth and do likewise.last_img read more

Member centricity: The key to branch modernization

first_imgWhy would current or prospective members want to step foot in a credit union in 2017?The answers we found to this question now drive our team’s productivity and our members’ loyalty to record highs.Like other U.S. financial institutions, Elevations Credit Union had seen a dramatic change in member behavior and banking technology over the past decade.Countless industry analysts have prognosticated about the death of the branch (and continue to do so) thanks to the rise of mobile banking and other factors.But instead of reducing our commitment to our branches, we were interested in understanding how branch features were evolving and what might improve our members’ experience.So we spent more than two years visiting community financial institutions around the country, learning from their experiences and closely studying the needs and preferences of our Colorado community members. continue reading » 15SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

How to deal with the Grinch in your office

first_img 42SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,John Pettit John Pettit is the Managing Editor for John manages the content on the site, including current news, editorial, press releases, jobs and events. He keeps the credit union … Web: Details Sometimes you have to deal with a coworker who oozes negativity. We’ve all been around someone like that and often we don’t have a great relationship with that person. It’s important to try and bridge the gap that separates a Grinch from the rest of the team, and there’s no more important time than the holiday season. Here are few ways to reach out to the Grinch in your office.Show them you mean no harm: If you have to approach the Grinch, tread lightly. It’s usually easier to ignore the negativity or avoid it all together, but the interaction isn’t always avoidable. If they come off as aggressive, don’t let their attitude rub off on you. A lot of times, the Grinch is already fired up when they come to you. If this is the case, don’t pour gas on the fire. Keep a clear head and stay composed.Show them their opinion matters: The Grinch may not completely let anyone in, but you can at least try and get them on your side. A Grinch loves being heard, so make sure they know you’re listening. They usually love an audience, so be a good one. Another trick is to try and find something you both agree on. Even though you may have already felt the way you do, a Grinch will be satisfied that they’ve argued their point and someone agrees with them.Show them appreciation: Sometimes the best plan is to treat the Grinch like they’re anything but. If the Grinch has a lot of experience, pick their brain and thank them for their advice. It’s hard to be grumpy when you’re feeling appreciated.last_img read more

Silvija Zoković: Nordic walking is an ideal combination of active vacation and tourist offer

first_img Guided by this, we decided to talk to Silvija Zoković about the importance of active tourism for the Croatian offer, but also about the event held on Pag and plans for similar projects in the future. As for future plans, Sylvia is full of ideas and possible projects that combine Nordic walking and tourism. “We were contacted by the staff of the Brijuni National Park to design a similar event there. Also, in Karlovac County, I would like to organize a walking event that would be held in a different place at any time of the year. There is also the idea of ​​a ‘green heart’, ie that the City of Zagreb, Zagreb County, Krapina-Zagorje County and Sisak-Moslavina County be connected by a single heart-shaped route. For example, one ‘arm of the heart’ would go from the Zagreb Cathedral, through Sljeme, through Zaprešić, to Sisak-Moslavina County, and the other ‘arm’ would return through Marija Bistrica and back to the Cathedral in Zagreb.”, She concluded. The event lasted for three days during which walkers crossed four trails and had an unforgettable experience of walking on the moon island and tasting the famous Pag delicacies. The goal of this sports and recreational event is to promote an active lifestyle and introduce participants to the natural and cultural beauties of the town and the island of Pag as well as the gastronomic offer. “There is a large audience for this form of tourism. Now you just need to work very hard to have a quality final product – from trails, signage, maps, events… Because to offer something it has to be from head to toe in five! My dream and wish is for the whole of Croatia to be networked with Nordic walking trails and for all this to be beautifully presented.”. Photo:; Silvija Zokovic Trail of Slunj giants, Močan’s bridge on Slunjčica, Slunj When asked how she came up with the idea to connect Nordic walking with tourist facilities such as sightseeing and tasting local delicacies, Zokovic explained that she has been doing Nordic walking for fifteen years, and this activity can be seen in many destinations. “I think the best way to get to know our beautiful country is through walking, and especially through Nordic walking which in some way enhances the effects of ordinary walking and on the other hand makes it easier to move because we walk on ‘four legs’”, Explained Zokovic. Silvija Zoković, The event “Nordic Walking on the Moon Island” is planned to be repeated in the spring of next year. “This ‘zero’ year was actually a test year and the participants were thrilled so most said they were ready to come again. For a start, we aimed at our market, or our people who want to get to know Pag and enjoy nature”, Says Silvija and notes that their goal at some point, and maybe even in the spring, is to turn to foreign tourists. Silvija, with the cooperation and patronage of the Tourist Board of the city of Pag, traced as many as 150 kilometers of trails for Nordic walkers. “Considering that my father is from Pag, so I know the area very well, I suggested to the director of the tourist board Vesna Karavanić to design new trails. From this, in fact, came the idea of ​​the event, which, in three days, gathered about 60 people and introduced them to various parts of the island.”, She said and added that everything can be seen on Pag. “Among other things, climb to the highest peak of Pag, reach the sub-Velebit channel, visit the ornithological reserves Veliko and Malo blato, walk through fields, hills, pastures along dry stone walls…”, Explains Sylvia. Active tourism is one of the most sought-after forms of tourism in the world, including in our country. And given that Croatia has so much to offer so beautiful and diverse nature, as well as numerous cultural and historical sights, promoters like Silvia and projects like “Nordic Walking on the Moon Island” must be given full support and welcomed with open arms. In September, the event “Nordic Walking on the Moon Island” was held on Pag, organized by the Tourist Board of the City of Pag and Nordic Nordic walking, as one of the growing trends in active lifestyle and tourism, offers added value to hiking as well as walking for health. Silvija absolutely agrees that our tourist offer needs more active tourism content. “It is important to offer both domestic and foreign tourists such content, which in an active way have the opportunity to get to know the destination. There are a large number of people, especially in Europe, who through an active vacation want to enjoy nature, but also to get to know and experience all our cultural and historical sights.She said. Mentor trail, Dinjiška, island of Pag The event was attended by about 60 participants from the islands of Pag, Rijeka and Zagreb, Varaždin, Kutina, Đakovo, who under the leadership of Silvija Zoković from and Alan Crljenko, a passionate mountaineer and alpinist, enjoyed an active weekend.last_img read more

GUEST COLUMN: Participation in census is critical for area

first_imgFederally funded programs such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, Home Energy Assistance Grants, the School Lunch and Breakfast Program, and the Child Care and Development Block Grant all play a critical role in combating poverty in our community. As the designated Community Action Agency for Schenectady County, Schenectady Community Action Program (SCAP), assists thousands of low-income families and residents each year overcome barriers to housing, employment and education.SCAP, like most community-based agencies that provide human services, relies on money distributed from the federal government to operate much needed programs.These include but are not limited to, Supportive Housing Programs, which provide rent subsidies and supportive services; the Community Development Block Grant, which helps with eviction prevention and rapid rehousing; Head Start, which provides comprehensive early childhood services for children ages birth to 5.These programs provide life-changing opportunities for low-income residents and deserve adequate funding. Community Action Agencies were established with the mission of improving local communities by helping the most vulnerable people, and ensuring all residents, regardless of age, are supported and have a voice in shaping their community.All Community Action Agencies in the Capital Region will be actively involved in complete count committees to ensure the count of all persons in low response neighborhoods, public housing communities, shelters and transitional housing, colleges and universities, nursing homes, and people experiencing homelessness.  Categories: Editorial, OpinionIn the spring of 2020, the constitutionally-mandated decennial census will be conducted to count the population of people living in the United States.This crucial count includes all people regardless of citizenship status.However, the census is much more than a population count. The data compiled from the census has important and far-reaching implications for local communities across the country.Census data is used for redistricting purposes, redrawing boundaries of congressional and state legislative districts to account for population shifts. The data also helps determine representation in government by accurately determining the number of congressional seats each state has in the U.S. House of Representatives.Most importantly, however, census data provides the basis for the distribution of over $800 billion in federal funding to state and local municipalities, which is used to support vital programs for housing, education, infrastructure and employment at the local level. For these reasons, it is crucial that the census is conducted fairly, and that a full, complete and accurate count is achieved. A complete count is particularly important for the Schenectady community, which historically has faced an undercount.Data from the 2010 Census reveals that most of Schenectady is considered hard to count with a majority of census tracts in the area having a 73% or less return rate and low-income neighborhoods having the lowest response rates.An undercount of this proportion has significant consequences on the amount of federal funding our community receives, which in turn has a substantial impact on funding for programs that help families experiencing poverty and homelessness.At present, the city of Schenectady has a documented poverty of rate of 21%, and Schenectady County as a whole has a poverty rate of 12.5%.center_img For the first time, census participants will have the option to respond online, by phone or by mail.It is important to note that census information is protected by federal law and the Census Bureau is required to keep all information confidential.This means that the information provided as part of the census is never shared with immigration enforcement agencies or law enforcement agencies.Participation in the census is the civic responsibility of every resident and provides opportunity for everyone to help support our local community.There is much at stake and everyone should be counted, because everyone counts. Debra Schimpf is CEO of Schenectady Community Action Program.More from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?last_img read more

Arsenal need Champions League football to keep Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, warns Ray Parlour

first_img Metro Sport ReporterMonday 8 Jun 2020 10:20 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link12Shares Comment LONDON, ENGLAND – MARCH 07: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Arsenal during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and West Ham United at Emirates Stadium on March 07, 2020 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by David Price/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)Arsenal legend Ray Parlous has warned his former club that they need Champions League football if they’re to keep hold of star man Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.The Gabon forward has just over a year left on his existing deal at the Emirates and informal talks with the club have been unsuccessful, with Aubameyang intimating he’s unwilling to commit his future to the club. Barcelona, Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester United have all shown interest in Aubameyang but the Gunners captain has parked talk of his future until the end of the season, when he’ll review the situation. Arsenal are outsiders for a place in the Champions League but Parlour says qualifying for the competition may be the only way to get the striker to sign a new contract.ADVERTISEMENT Arsenal need Champions League football to keep Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, warns Ray Parlour Advertisement Advertisement Aubameyang is desperate to play in the Champions League (Picture: Getty)‘If they [Arsenal] can come back and hit the ground running and get a good start to the season, obviously the Man City game is going to be very important, if they can get anything out of that game that will give them a lot of confidence going forward,’ said Parlour.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘Champions League football is so important for a lot of players these days so Aubameyang, if they can squeeze in there, might sign a new contract, I don’t know.‘If they don’t, then he might be on his way and suddenly you’ve got to replace a striker who scores all your goals.’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 CityArsenal were due to take on Manchester City at the Etihad before the season was suspended.Mikel Arteta tested positive for covid-19 on the eve of the game and that news effectively forced the Premier League’s hands, as they had insisted before that moment that all games would go ahead.The Spaniard has a fully fit squad to choose from and he’ll be desperate for a result, given Arsenal are five points off the Champions League places.MORE: Manchester United wonderkid Teden Mengi promoted into first teamlast_img read more

Site of the Pink Palace gets a designer makeover

first_imgRender – Shea Residences St. LuciaSunland Group’s new display home sits on land formerly occupied by the “Pink Palace” – a St Lucia icon that was once a party house for rock stars and celebrities before being reclaimed by nature.The Pink Palace was demolished to make way for Shea Residences Pic Jamie HansonThe sprawling mansion, at 276 Swann Road, was purchased by Sunland Group — the developer behind projects including Palazzo Versace and Q1 on the Gold Coast — in May 2015, and was demolished in 2016.Sunland managing director Sahba Abedian said construction of Shea Residences was now on track for completion during the first quarter of 2018, with 75 per cent of the development sold.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus22 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market22 hours agoThe display home was recently opened to the public, giving potential buyers the chance to experience the boutique development.Shea Residence, St LuciaIt will include 28 luxury homes located within an intimate garden setting.Living and dining spaces flow to the balcony, perfect for entertaining.Shea Residences, St Lucia“Natural textures of copper and travertine stone are featured among the exquisite architectural facades, alongside flute and curtain inspired entrances,’’ Mr Abedian said.“They are connected at the podium level by a sculptural central spine – featuring artistic landscape design and reflection pools – and a magnificent cantilevered garden that is located at its entrance.“Stylish gourmet kitchens are fully integrated, featuring stone bench tops, high-gloss cabinetry and stainless-steel appliances.”Mr Abedian said Shea Residences also featured a unique basement car park design complete with secure garages, additional storage and exclusive lift access to each home.The Pink Palace’s original sandstone pavilion — which once formed the main entrance to the administration building of the former Brisbane Central Technical College (now known as QUT) on George Street in the Brisbane CBD — has also been preserved.“(It) will be transformed into an elegant resident amenities building complete with a private cinema, lounge and entertaining kitchen overlooking the pool,” Mr Abedian said.last_img read more

Brisbane home that housed our early AFL stars hits the market

first_imgThe home was a base for some of the ‘87 era Brisbane Bears.THIS Brisbane home that is going to auction next month played an important part in the early history of the Brisbane Lions.Back when professional Aussie Rules football was starting up in Queensland, a group of young footballers needed a place to live. The home is on the market.The home at 37 Langside Road in Hamilton will go to auction next month on Thursday, May 10 at 6pm. INSIDE CLIVE PALMER’S NEWEST BRISBANE MANSION AUSTRALIA’S BIGGEST WATERSLIDE COULD BE IN YOUR BACKYARD ALL A HORSE-LOVER NEEDS IN EXPANSIVE BRISBANE MOUNTAIN HOME The Hamilton home has views of the Brisbane River.Although some people might have been concerned about having a group of young footy players living in their home, he remembers them as model tenants.center_img Inside. 37 Langside Road HamiltonBefore they were called the Brisbane Lions, the Brisbane Bears played their inaugural season in the Victorian Football League and this Hamilton home was used to house a number of their players.Owner Francis Love said he had just purchased the home and decided to rent it out to the football club in 1987 as he could not move down to Brisbane until the following year.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus19 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market19 hours agoAs he was a longtime fan of Aussie Rules football, he had no problem with members of the Brisbane Bears living in his home.“It was six of their top players,” Mr Love said. ”We had Mark Roberts, who had played for the Sydney Swans.”last_img read more