Star negotiator

first_imgHow can you defend a foreigner who came to the United States with the likely intent of causing harm to Americans? For attorney James B. Donovan, a 1940 graduate of Harvard Law School, the real question at the height of the Cold War was: How can you not?In representing accused Soviet spy Rudolf Abel in the late 1950s, Donovan “probably had the most unpopular client since John Adams defended the British troops in the Boston Massacre of 1770,” as newscaster David Brinkley put it. Donovan was no fan of communism, but he felt it was his patriotic duty to give Abel a strong defense and thereby demonstrate the fairness and integrity of the U.S. legal system. “If the free world is not faithful to its own moral code,” Donovan said, “there remains no society for which others may hunger.” He refused to give up even when Abel was convicted in federal court in Brooklyn. Donovan not only argued down the spy’s sentence from death to 30 years, he appealed the conviction all the way to the Supreme Court, losing narrowly.In 1962, with the backing of President John F. Kennedy ’40, Donovan traveled to East Berlin to negotiate a swap: Abel for American spy plane pilot Francis Gary Powers, imprisoned in the USSR.At Harvard Law School in the late 1930s, Donovan lived in Walter Hastings Hall, served as chair of the Law School yearbook, and studied under later Supreme Court Justice Felix Frankfurter. As an alumnus, he donated his legal fee from the Abel case to Harvard and two other universities. On Wednesday, the Law School’s Program on Negotiation will present a screening of Steven Spielberg’s “Bridge of Spies,” a film about the Abel-Powers negotiations in which Tom Hanks plays Donovan. Afterward, Dean Martha Minow will discuss the film with Professor Michael Wheeler of the Business School; Donovan’s granddaughter Beth Amorosi, president of AMO Communications LLC; and Donovan’s grandson John Amorosi, partner in the law firm of Davis Polk & Wardwell. Beth Amorosi spoke with the Gazette by phone earlier this month. GAZETTE: The trailer for “Bridge of Spies” gives the impression that your grandfather was simply an insurance attorney who somehow ended up defending an accused Russian spy. But the film reveals, at least in passing, that he had relevant experience.AMOROSI: The film does downplay his credentials, or enhances his everyman identity, playing up the fact that he was an insurance lawyer, [seemingly] picked out of the blue. But in reality, he did have quite a rich experience. In World War II, he worked as assistant general counsel for the Office of Scientific Research and Development [the federal agency that developed the atomic bomb], and then as general counsel for the Office of Strategic Services [the forerunner of the CIA]. And after the war, he was assistant prosecutor at the Nuremberg war crimes trial. It was no accident that the Brooklyn Bar Association chose him to represent Rudolf Abel.James Donovan served as a commander in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Courtesy of the Donovan familyGAZETTE: The movie also portrays his relationship with his CIA handler [in the Berlin swap] as somewhat antagonistic. Was that for dramatic effect?AMOROSI: That was some artistic license. He actually had a very good relationship with the CIA agent he worked with, M.C. Miskovsky. The actor didn’t play one specific person, but more an amalgam of personalities at the CIA.GAZETTE: Donovan defended a Russian agent during the Red Scare. Was that tough on your mother and her siblings, and on your grandmother, as depicted in “Bridge of Spies”?AMOROSI: Yes. I think that the times in general then were very tense — as they are right now, when we’re facing terrorism rather than communism. Back then, though, we didn’t see everything happening through the media; there wasn’t the same transparency. So it was almost more a perceived threat, psychological warfare. Not that the threat wasn’t real, but nobody really knew what was going on behind the Iron Curtain. In a way, it is difficult to convey the level of tension my family felt. The film took some license, [inventing a] shooting scene. My family actually lived in an apartment building, not a house, at that time. They were on the 14th or 15th floor, so it’d be impossible to shoot up into their apartment. But that was a good way to convey that tension. And there is a suggestion that perhaps someone shot at the building, and bricks were thrown. There were picketers outside every day when the kids were going to school. The kids were not necessarily bullied, but the family in general experienced some condescending and strange looks from strangers — but also from friends of theirs, which was even more painful.GAZETTE: Did that sentiment turn around after Donovan got an American pilot freed from Soviet prison?AMOROSI: I think the environment was still tense. A lot of people didn’t understand why Francis Gary Powers was freed; some people were still suspicious of him. In hindsight, I’ve heard members of my grandparents’ generation say, “Your grandfather was a great American.” The passage of time, the distance of time from the actual incidents has really lent itself to the image of my grandfather as a hero.GAZETTE: Tom Hanks portrays your grandfather as an eminently good guy, tough when he needed to be. Was that accurate?AMOROSI: Yes, absolutely. He was a very amiable person, very humorous, and very humble, in that he wasn’t above working with anybody at any level to get the job done.GAZETTE: And six months after the spy swap in Berlin, your grandfather was in Cuba, snorkeling with Castro, trying to pull off an even bigger exchange. Can you talk about that?AMOROSI: President Kennedy and [Attorney General] Bobby Kennedy had him represent, not officially the U.S., but the Cuban Families Committee, to go and negotiate for the release of the Bay of Pigs prisoners. Between Christmas 1962 and April 1963, he met with Castro 15 times, negotiating the release of 1,113 prisoners — and he obtained exit visas for their families, so ultimately he freed about 10,000 people.President John F. Kennedy shakes hands with Donovan in the Oval Office. Courtesy of the Donovan familyGAZETTE: What made him such a good negotiator?AMOROSI: Again, he was personable, he liked people very much, he liked building relationships with people of all different cultures and backgrounds. That was one way he could build a strong foundation, because he looked at people as individuals and not as enemies or ideologies. He got to know them on a personal level. So that’s one quality, his humanity. Also, he used reason above emotion and would not bring his personal opinion into any situation, which enabled a much more level playing field. He also loved the law and would adhere to the law while negotiating. And his competitiveness — he loved challenges. … Just getting 1,100 prisoners out was not enough; he wanted to help their families too.GAZETTE: What about the lessons for young people in James Donovan’s story? You’ve mentioned hoping to make DVDs of the film available to public schools.AMOROSI: I’d like him to be considered a role model. Healthy role models are vital to our society, and there’s a dearth of them at the moment. Kids are bombarded through the media with all these different possible role models, or people who are automatically assumed to be role models for all the wrong reasons. What I’d like them to learn is that just because someone has a talent as an athlete or a musician — or a lawyer, for that matter — doesn’t automatically make that person a role model. It’s more about their character, their ethics, how they’ve lived their life, how they treat people. And I think to pursue any career of your choice with the utmost vigor and enthusiasm opens up so many doors for you, to become whatever you want to be.And I hope they learn not to back down in the face of [others’ opinions]. Popularity is overrated. … I don’t want to get into politics, but for example, just because most people are backing some candidate doesn’t make that the right choice. Don’t go with the easy choice; base your decision on your own conscience and your own character and your own beliefs and on what’s best for you — and what’s best for most.This interview has been edited for length. The “Bridge of Spies” screening is at 6:30 p.m. on March 30 at Austin Hall, with discussion to follow. View the event listing on the Harvard Law School website.last_img read more

Trail Mix | Chelle Rose Song Premiere

first_imgHome, sweet home.For those of us who have are far removed – by both time and distance – from the cities of our births, returning home can be just a far flung romantic notion.But not for Chelle Rose, a noted singer/songwriter and native of Lenoir City, Tennessee. Rose, whose latest record, aptly titled Blue Ridge Blood, releases on Friday, recently bought the family homestead and relocated back to Lenoir City, after two decades in Nashville.Rose’s physical return to the Blue Ridge is but an echo of her music, which has never strayed far from her mountain upbringing. Resonating in Rose’s catalog of fringe country is the hardscrabble grit and  gravel of life in the Appalachians.This month, Trail Mix features a Chelle Rose double dip: “Paintsville Table” is featured on the regular mix, and this very blog post includes the premiere of the the brand new track “Dammit Darlin.”I had the chance to catch up with Chelle Rose to chat about coming home, leaving Nashville, and our premiere of “Dammit Darlin.”BRO – Some folks talk about going home, but you really did it, having purchased your childhood home. What prompted the move and the purchase?CR – Nanahally River, Ghost of Browder Holler, and Blue Ridge Blood all center around East Tennessee and Western North Carolina. It seems that the pull of the muse finally got me. Whether it’s the songs or the books, I feel myself falling deeper in love with writing. When I think about it, my writing reminds me that I never really left. This land has been in our family since 1919. We saved it from most likely being flattened and made into a parking lot, so preservation played a part in my decision as well.BRO – Any trepidation with the move?CR – We’re more excited than anything else. My son is 25 minutes away at the University of Tennessee and my daughter is loving sixth grade and making new friends. It is also wonderful to be close to my family and friends after twenty years in Nashville. My team and band are spread out from Los Angeles to Austin to Nashville, and I’ll still have my home in Nashville for a while, as well as a rehearsal space for the band.BRO – We are premiering “Dammit Darlin” on this week’s blog post. What’s the story behind the song?CR – It’s a Tennessee girl’s pinin’ for a blue-eyed mountain boy who was pinin’ for black-hearted girl from Ohio. He designed the ink on her right ankle . . . “drew your crown around my rose.” Made her jewelry from her favorite crystals but then went back to Miss Ohio, who pawned his heart, along with his ruby ring, like everybody knew she would.BRO – In no particular order, list three things you’ll miss the most about Nashville.CR – I keep trying to answer this question. But it is a stretch. I won’t miss Nashville. This is the best thing.BRO –   In five words or less . . . or more, if you need it . . . finish this sentence: “Lenoir City is home because . . . . “CR – Home is where my loved ones are.And here it is. The premiere of the brand new track, “Dammit Darlin,” from Chelle Rose’s new record, Blue Ridge Blood.Chelle Rose’s tour calendar is relatively quiet right now. For more information on her tour schedule or to find out how you can grab a copy of Blue Ridge Blood, please check out her website.Also, if you dug the premiere of “Dammit Darlin,” be sure to listen to “Paintsville Table” on this month’s Trail Mix.last_img read more

House passes NAFCU-backed reg cost-reduction bill

first_imgThe House on Tuesday voted 250 to 175 to approve H.R. 185, legislation supported by NAFCU that would require the least-cost implementation of federal rules.Titled the “Regulatory Accountability Act of 2015,” H.R. 185 was introduced last Wednesday by House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., and Rep. Collin Peterson, D-Minn. In addition to least-cost implementation, it would encourage more public input on rulemaking and restrict the use of interim rules implemented without notice and comment.NAFCU and 160 other financial trades wrote House members Monday urging passage of H.R. 185. The bill will now move on to the Senate.Industry trades, including NAFCU, urged swift passage. “Our members believe that regulations need to be narrowly tailored, supported by strong and credible data and evidence, and impose the lowest possible burden while still implementing Congressional intent,” they wrote.NAFCU is pushing its message of “enough is enough” as it continues to pursue a decrease in credit unions’ regulatory burden – H.R. 185 would help inch closer to that goal. continue reading » 4SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Michigan man pleads not guilty to felony charges from Vestal standoff

first_img(WBNG) — The Broome County District Attorney’s Office says a suspect in an officer involved shooting in Vestal pleaded not guilty in Broome County Court Thursday. The District Attorney’s Office says 29-year-old Colin Yurick of Michigan pleaded not guilty to the charges of menacing a police officer and criminal possession of a weapon. Both charges are felonies. Police say Yurick is accused of drawing a weapon on an officer and causing a three-hour standoff with officers on the Vestal Parkway. Yurick was hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries after he was shot twice by police, authorities say. Prosecutors expect Yurick to face charges in Pennsylvania as well. He is accused of shooting at a Pennsylvania gas station three hours before the Vestal Standoff.last_img read more

Published recommendations to the tourism sector on measures against plastic pollution

first_imgThe Plastics Initiative is led by the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) and the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) in collaboration with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, which unites the tourism sector behind a shared vision to address the root causes of plastic pollution. The Global Tourism Plastics Initiative has published recommendations for the tourism sector on how to continue to fight plastic pollution while maintaining public health and hygiene during a pandemic.  Recommendations were addressed to tourism stakeholders with the aim of helping them combat plastic pollution during recovery from the COVID-19 crisis. They illustrate how to reduce the plastic footprint, increase supplier engagement, work more closely with waste collection service providers and how to ensure transparency in the activities undertaken – activities that can significantly contribute to the responsible recovery of the tourism sector. The document is based on key concepts dealing with a shared vision of the circular plastics economy, One planet vision for responsible recovery of the tourism sector and the latest available guidelines of the World Health Organization (WHO), World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), UN Environment Program (UNEP) , the Ellen MacArthur Foundation and leading business associations. Side dish: RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE TOURISM SECTOR TO CONTINUE TAKING ACTION ON PLASTIC POLLUTION DURINGCOVID-19 RECOVERYlast_img read more

Residents now approve of construction of COVID-19 hospital in Batam, officials claim

first_imgHe said the proposed hospital would be staffed with military doctors and public volunteers, as well as health workers affiliated with the National Police and the Health Ministry.Hadi, along with Public Works and Housing Minister Basuki Hadimuljono, conducted the first field assessment of the former Vietnamese refugee camp on Wednesday.The planned construction was expected to be completed within a month, Basuki said.The plan for the hospital was initially met with surprise and resistance among locals, but authorities have sought to persuade them by disseminating information and meeting with them personally.As of Monday, Indonesia has announced six confirmed COVID-19 cases, five of whom are being treated at the Sulianti Saroso Infectious Disease Hospital in North Jakarta, while one is being treated at the Persahabatan Central General Hospital in East Jakarta. (rfa)Topics : The government plans to proceed with turning a former refugee camp on Galang Island, Batam, Riau Islands into a hospital that would specialize in the treatment of COVID-19 coronavirus patients, as officials claim that locals now support the project.On Sunday, the Indonesian Military (TNI) and the National Police inspected for a second time the site planned for the hospital, which was formerly used as a camp for Vietnam War refugees in the 1970s before being shut down in 1995.TNI commander Air Chief Marshal Hadi Tjahjanto, who led the inspection, claimed that residents of nearby Sijantung village had expressed their support for the plan. “I have met with people who live around [the former refugee camp] during a social call. Nearly everyone welcomes the construction plan,” Hadi said.The proposed hospital, he said, would be equipped with 50 isolation wards and a total of 1,000 beds, as well as a centralized oxygen supply. The isolation wards would also include 20 intensive care units (ICU), he said.He said that the hospital would also be equipped with a laboratory, a pharmacy and additional facilities such as housing for health workers.“We will provide treatment facilities, including rooms with negative pressure ventilation that use standardized filters to help accelerate recovery. We hope the hospital will be completed soon,” Hadi said.last_img read more

Bangkok Bank acquires majority stake in Bank Permata for $2.3b

first_img“[Bank] Permata will give Bangkok Bank a stronger presence in Southeast Asia’s two largest economies, reinforcing our position as a leading ASEAN bank,” Bangkok Bank president director Chartsiri Sophonpanich said in the statement.He added that the bank would support Bank Permata to grow its retail, small and medium enterprise (SME) and corporate businesses, while also enhancing its customers’ access to growth opportunities in Indonesia.  Back in March, both Astra and Standard Chartered agreed to lower Bank Permata’s purchase price from 1.77 times the book value to 1.63 times. The decision to lower the purchase price was made in light of the unfavorable economic conditions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.“Both the sellers [Astra and Standard Chartered] and the buyer [Bangkok Bank] agreed to the incentive to complete the transaction, as well as to provide a sense of certainty to the market during this uncertain time,” Astra investor relations head Tira Ardianti told The Jakarta Post on April 22. Bangkok Bank has acquired an 89.12 percent stake in privately owned Bank Permata from diversified conglomerate PT Astra International and British lender Standard Chartered Bank (SCB).The Thailand-based bank completed on Wednesday the transaction for Rp 33.66 trillion (US$2.3 billion), equal to 1.63 times Bank Permata’s book value, as agreed by the sellers and buyers in March, Bangkok Bank said in a statement.Following the acquisition, Bangkok Bank will apply to the Financial Services Authority (OJK) for approval to conduct a mandatory tender offer for the remaining 10.88 percent stake in Bank Permata. It will also merge its Indonesian branches with Bank Permata’s. Despite the lower price, Koneksi Kapital equity analyst Alfred Nainggolan said on Friday that it was a good time for investors to participate in Bank Permata’s tender offer, as its share price was deemed to be at a “premium level” compared to its peers.Bank Permata’s price-to-book value (PBV) currently stands at around 1.5 times. The figure is well above other big-asset banks like privately owned Bank CIMB Niaga, which has a PBV of 0.4 times, Bank OCBC NISP (0.6 times) and state-owned Bank Mandiri (0.9 times).Bangkok Bank emerged as the buyer in December 2019 when it signed a conditional sales and purchase agreement (CSPA) with Astra and Standard Chartered to acquire their stakes, 44.56 percent each, in Bank Permata.The announcement shocked market players as Bangkok Bank was never rumored to want to take over Bank Permata after Standard Chartered announced in February 2019 that its investment in the bank was no longer a priority, signaling its willingness to sell its stake.“[Bank] Permata’s team has done a tremendous job and we believe the business’s long-term potential remains strong, but it was no longer core to our strategy in Indonesia, which will now focus on our wholly owned branch business,” Standard Chartered Group chief executive Bill Winters said in the statement.Astra, meanwhile, will continue to focus on growing its retail finance business following its divestment from Bank Permata, as the publicly listed firm remained positive about Indonesia’s financial service sector, Astra president director Prijono Sugiarto said in the statement.Although the divestment could affect Astra’s profit, Alfred of Koneksi Kapital said the impact would be insignificant, as Bank Permata only contributed around 10 percent to its bottom line.“The divestment is good for Astra as the transaction strengthens the company’s cash position,” he added.  Astra stocks, traded on the Indonesia Stock Exchange (IDX) with the code ASII, climbed 0.51 percent on Friday while Bank Permata (BNLI) stocks jumped 1.19 percent versus a 0.06 percent decline recorded by the main gauge, the Jakarta Composite Index JCI).“We believe Bangkok Bank will provide the best support for us in becoming a stronger player in the Indonesian banking landscape,” Bank Permata president director Ridha DM Wirakusumah said. “We will continue to grow our business as the bank of choice for all our stakeholders and further strengthen our capabilities in developing our retail, wholesale and sharia businesses.”Topics :last_img read more

Wolf y el Vicegobernador Fetterman anuncian el informe del Grupo de trabajo de respuesta a la COVID-19 para las disparidades de salud de Pennsylvania

first_img August 13, 2020 Wolf y el Vicegobernador Fetterman anuncian el informe del Grupo de trabajo de respuesta a la COVID-19 para las disparidades de salud de Pennsylvania Español,  Press Release,  Public Health A mediados de abril, el Gobernador Tom Wolf y el Vicegobernador John Fetterman anunciaron la creación de un Grupo de trabajo de respuesta a la COVID-19 para las disparidades de salud para ayudar a comunicar problemas sobre la manera en que la pandemia está afectando a las poblaciones minoritarias y marginadas del estado.“Aproximadamente un mes después de que se identificaran los primeros casos de COVID-19 en Pennsylvania, le pedí al Vicegobernador Fetterman que presidiera un nuevo grupo de trabajo que identificaría cualquier diferencia en los resultados de salud para diferentes poblaciones”, dijo el Gobernador Wolf. “Y para hacer recomendaciones tendientes a garantizar que todos los residentes de Pennsylvania, independientemente de su raza, género, origen étnico o situación socioeconómica, tengan las mismas oportunidades de sobrevivir y prosperar durante esta pandemia y a futuro”.Después de meses de reuniones semanales y del enlace de los miembros del grupo de trabajo con los miembros de la comunidad marginada, el grupo de trabajo completó su informe y lo presentó al Gobernador a principios de esta semana. Hoy, el Gobernador y el Vicegobernador destacaron las recomendaciones del informe en un evento en la YMCA del condado de York, junto con la Secretaria de Salud, Dra. Rachel Levine.El informe incluye seis recomendaciones centradas en estos temas de política sobre la disparidad en materia de salud, clasificados por orden de urgencia: vivienda, justicia penal, inseguridad alimentaria, disparidad en la salud, educación y oportunidades económicas. Según el informe, cada área afecta directa o indirectamente la salud de los habitantes de Pennsylvania y debe abordarse para eliminar adecuadamente las disparidades que han existido por generaciones y que solo han sido exacerbadas por la pandemia.“Solo quiero agradecer a este Grupo de trabajo diverso y al grupo de partes interesadas que aportaron información tan importante para la creación de este informe”, dijo el Vicegobernador John Fetterman. “Con 57 recomendaciones de políticas específicas, creo que este informe será beneficioso en el desarrollo de políticas para ayudar a erradicar las disparidades de salud en nuestras comunidades marginadas, que han sido enormemente exacerbadas por la pandemia de COVID-19”.La Dra. Levine explicó el trabajo del Equipo de Respuesta a la Equidad en la Salud del Departamento de Salud y cómo ese trabajo contribuye al éxito general de su agencia en la lucha contra la pandemia y la desigualdad en salud que existen más allá de la COVID.“Las disparidades en la salud y la equidad en la salud han sido un tema central de la Administración Wolf y el Departamento de Salud mucho antes de que la COVID-19 se propagara por nuestro país”, dijo la Dra. Levine. “Nuestras acciones como comunidad pueden disminuir las consecuencias que la COVID-19 tiene en nuestros conciudadanos de Pennsylvania en mayor riesgo. Puede responder al llamamiento para detener la propagación usando una máscara. Puede responder al llamamiento para detener la propagación cuando evita grandes reuniones públicas. Puede responder al llamamiento para detener la propagación cuando usa desinfectante de manos y se lava las manos con frecuencia”.El informe es un paso entre muchos hacia un trato justo, igualitario y accesible para todos los residentes de Pennsylvania. Las cinco comisiones del Gobernador Wolf desempeñaron un papel clave en el grupo de trabajo y estuvieron en comunicación diaria con aquellos afectados de manera desproporcionada por la COVID, especialmente las comunidades negras y latinas.La labor del grupo de trabajo ayudará a aportar información a un comité de pilotaje interno sobre el desmantelamiento del racismo que el Gobernador Wolf estableció recientemente.“El comité de pilotaje está compuesto por miembros clave del gabinete que trabajan junto con nuestros líderes políticos para desarrollar una agenda política a corto y largo plazo para desmantelar el racismo sistémico y las inequidades resultantes que existen a nuestro alrededor, inequidades que se han agudizado con esta pandemia”, dijo el Gobernador Wolf. “Mi objetivo es ser intencional en todos los aspectos del trabajo del estado para mantener el compromiso con una fuerza laboral diversa y culturalmente receptiva.“Agradezco a los miembros del grupo de trabajo por su desempeño. Nuestra intención es utilizar la información recopilada en este informe como base para un cambio duradero”.View this information in English.center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Hunt for room to move finding ‘bang for buck’

first_imgThe home at 48-50 Sugarwood Place, Cornubia sold for $870,000A BRISBANE-based couple who purchased a five-bedroom home in Cornubia are part of a larger trend of city folk buying in the area. Elders Logan marketing agent Nathan Strudwick said the property at 48-50 Sugarwood Place sold for $870,000 last week. “There was a lot of interest in this home,” he said. “It was a real Queensland lifestyle home with outdoor deck, a pool and room for the kids to run around. “We had about 35 people through the open homes and there were three groups of offers on it.” The home at 48-50 Sugarwood Place, Cornubia was built for family living“This has become a common trend, people looking for value for money at the high end of the market there,” he said. “They’re selling their small homes in the city and buying big family homes out there, in areas such as Cornubia, for the same money.” Mr Strudwick said Cornubia, in particular, was a “hidden gem” that people outside of the Logan area were only just discovering. “It’s a tightly held area — families don’t like leaving,” he said. “We’re seeing more buyers than sellers out there at the moment and I expect that to continue.” More from newsCrowd expected as mega estate goes under the hammer7 Aug 2020Hard work, resourcefulness and $17k bring old Ipswich home back to life20 Apr 2020The open plan living area at 48-50 Sugarwood Place, CornubiaMr Strudwick said the vendors were happy with the sale and the new owners couldn’t wait to move in. “One of the buyers is a keen mountain biker and he wanted the location for the nearby forest,” he said. Mr Strudwick said the buyers weren’t the only Brisbane residents looking for more bang for their buck in the Logan area. last_img read more

Celebrity MasterChef to sell Queenslander with amazing kitchen

first_imgWOW! What a view from 49 Boundary Road, Camp Hill.More from newsCrowd expected as mega estate goes under the hammer7 Aug 2020Hard work, resourcefulness and $17k bring old Ipswich home back to life20 Apr 2020The home captures beautiful city views and is designed for low maintenance and modern living.Mr Lopez has worked at Gordon Ramsay’s Maze in the British capital London.The chef featured on this year’s reality TV show MasterChef Australia alongside MasterChef judges Gary Mehigan, George Calombaris and Matt Preston. The kitchen at 49 Boundary Road, Camp Hill.At the heart of Mr Lopez’s home is a kitchen finished with stone benchtops and breakfast bar, wine fridge, mirrored splashback and stainless steel appliances including gas cooktop and servery window. This area merges with the living and dining area, creating an inviting place for family and friends to gather. 49 Boundary Road, Camp Hill.The three-bedroom, one-bathroom home at 49 Boundary St, Camp Hill, has been stylishly renovated and updated throughout. 49 Boundary Road, Camp Hill.Brisbane celebrity chef Josh Lopez is selling his Camp Hill home and the kitchen comes with jaw-dropping city views. The large deck area at 49 Boundary Road, Camp Hill.An expansive rear deck unfolds from the kitchen and dining area. There is a seamless transition from indoor meals to barbecues and alfresco dining, with the glittering city vistas as a backdrop. 49 Boundary Road, Camp Hill.The main bedroom is something special, offering stunning feature light fittings, airconditioning, bay window with bench seat and an adjacent study/nursery, currently used as a walk-in robe. 49 Boundary Road, Camp Hill.Place — Coorparoo selling agent Robyn Tait said: “This home has been freshly repainted both internally and externally, fully landscaped with lush hedges, a new fence and a charming gate house.” Partially legal head height underneath, the house could be further renovated to incorporate additional bedrooms or multiple living areas. The property has been listed for sale by negotiation.last_img read more