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Noelle takes us inside her dream kitchen in Co Cork


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“WE WANTED TO have a big fridge. We’ve always lived in homes with tiny fridges, so we wanted one with enough space.”

Along with more refrigerator space, another top priority for Noelle Sloane was having a kitchen that could comfortably host guests – something many of us are looking forward to being able to do more freely once current Covid-19 restrictions lift.

“We wanted somewhere that we could host and have family and friends over,” says Noelle, who moved into her self-build home in Ballymacoda, Co Cork with her boyfriend Paul last year. “We wanted the kitchen to be lovely and bright and fresh and still inviting.” 

For me, it was important that we had an island with a hob on it. It makes hosting much easier. You can be involved in conversation while you’re cooking for people.

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Noelle Sloane in her dream kitchen, the Hampton

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Kia takes home four prizes at the annual Russian Car of the Year awards

  • COTY Russia is the most prestigious awards ceremony in the Russian market
  • Kia Picanto named ‘Best City Car’ for the fifth consecutive year
  • 3rd generation Kia Ceed tops ‘Small middle class’ category
  • All-new Kia Seltos wins in the ‘Compact SUV’ category
  • Kia Stinger takes home honors in the prestigious ‘Grand Tourer’ class

MOSCOW and SEOUL, South Korea, Sept. 15, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Kia Motors has won a staggering four prizes at the annual Car of the Year Russia awards, with accolades for the Kia Picanto, Ceed, Seltos and Stinger.

The Car of the Year Russia awards is the most prestigious automotive award ceremony in the Russian automotive calendar. Held every year since it was established in 2000, the awards consider every car on sale in the Russian market, this year totaling over 300 models. The cars are judged by the Russian people in an online vote over a number

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Affordable housing project takes top honors for green design

EVERETT — HopeWorks Station gave 102 people a home when it opened in October. The center at 3315 Broadway Ave. provides housing, job training and social services for people who are homeless or live in poverty.

Now there’s another reason to celebrate.

HopeWorks recently learned that its new building took top honors for green design and energy efficiency.

The development received a Platinum Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certificate from the U.S. Green Building Council, a non-profit group.

Only 10% of buildings that apply for certification receive a LEED platinum rating, according to the council.

The group’s ranking system consists of four levels — certified, silver, gold and platinum.

“We think this is may be the first building in Everett to be awarded a platinum level certificate,” said Cynthia Eichner, director of community engagement at HopeWorks, a Housing Hope affiliate.

Housing Hope and HopeWorks Social Enterprises developed the

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