A second-half flurry proved from the hosts undid Southern United in its final game of the season. The side was beaten 3-0 by Eastern Suburbs at Riverhills Park in Auckland on Saturday. Southern, looking to avenge a 6-1 defeat in the last meeting between the teams, had a strong first hour. It created an early chance and then had a shout for a penalty turned down, after a Suburbs defender swung his arm and made contact with the ball. That good start continued after a scoreless first half, but Suburbs struck first. Callum McCowatt buried one from the spot just after the hour mark, following what Southern assistant coach Terry Boylan said was a "dubious penalty''. The ball had made contact with a Southern defender's hand, although his hand had not moved. That had been "hard to swallow'' after Southern's shout for a first half penalty was turned down. From there, Suburbs added two more in quick succession to take the game away from Southern. Boylan said both were classy counterattack goals, … [Read more...] about Penalty opens way for Eastern Suburbs’ 3-0 win
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A British Instagram star has shared her $5 hack for deep cleaning home carpets, and it's really sent the internet into a tailspin. The hack that will transform the way you dry your clothes Life hacks to keep you warm during a cold snap Life hacks for cleaning your house Sophie Hincliffe, known to her nearly two million followers as 'Mrs Hinch' uses an unsuspecting item to clean her impeccable carpets - a basic window squeegee. One like this, which you could find at any Bunnings or Kmart. According to her Instagram, the 28-year-old cleaning guru uses the squeegee to scrape up hidden dust, dirt and hair up from the fibres. She told followers they'd be shocked at what dirt is hiding deep in the carpet. She added that it was ideal for getting to hard-to-reach areas like corners and up the stairs. It didn't take long for other social media users to give the technique a try, leaving many stunned. "Fully recommend taking a cheap clean squeegee and going at ur carpet [sic]" wrote one … [Read more...] about Cleaning guru’s simple $5 carpet cleaning hack has the internet reeling
If you see tiny black spots on your carpet, don’t assume it’s sock fluff - because you could be harbouring a secret carpet beetle infestation. Just the size of a pencil nib, these creatures may be small but they’re highly destructive, capable of munching through your rugs and furniture. They can also cause severe skin rashes and bumps, similar to a bed bug bite, while irritating eyes and airways. In winter they look for a warm, safe location to lay their eggs … in your cosy home. Mario Stanchev, pest control technician with UK domestic services firm www.FantasticServices.com, says vacuuming regularly is one of the key methods of keeping the beasts at bay. He says: “Carpet beetles are a relatively little-known issue in the UK, as pests like cockroaches and rats grab the headlines. “But these creatures can be exceptionally destructive while also causing all manner of health issues. “And it can often be quite difficult to spot that … [Read more...] about How to spot if carpet beetles are living inside your home
If you’re looking to spruce up your home in 2019, don’t forget the carpets – getting rid of stains and grime on the floor can make a huge difference to how clean your house looks.But cleaning carpets is more of a challenge than just picking up polish and a duster, as you would with the rest of the house.You’ll need a carpet cleaning machine for starters – but do you buy one, hire one, or employ a professional carpet cleaner to do the job for you?The pros and cons of hiring a professional carpet cleaner:Paul Pearce, technical director of the National Carpet Cleaners Association (NCCA), says today’s carpets can be made of blends of fibres or individual fibres, some will absorb cleaning solutions and some won’t, and some will even break down with particular products.“A comprehensive knowledge is therefore vital to carry out the best clean for your carpet to make it last and wear well,” he says.Here’s why Pearce believes employing … [Read more...] about Carpet cleaning: Should you hire a professional or do it yourself?
By Florence de Talhouet France's "grands ensembles" - high-rise housing estates built between the 1950s and 1970s - were inspired by the functionalist architecture of the Swiss-French architect Le Corbusier. The Athens Charter, a 1933 document about urban planning adopted by the Congres International d'Architecture Moderne (CIAM), under the aegis of Le Corbusier, defined the main ideals upon which the "functional city" ought to be based. These were: The separation of functions - life, work, recreation and transportation The separation, for the purpose of health and hygiene, of housing and transportation routes, such as roads That a certain quality of well-being be accessible to everyone, regardless of their financial status. These were the principles upon which France's - and, indeed, much of Europe's - post-World War II housing estates were supposedly built. And there was a great need for such housing in post-war France. Of the 14.5 million houses in France at the end of the war, … [Read more...] about The suburbs: A brief history of French housing estates