The real Ronson

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This simple Hendra Queenslanders has been transformed into a resort-style modern home

first_imgThe kitchen has Caesarstone benchtops.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home2 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor8 hours agoIt was then that the rear decks were added and the pool was upgraded from a kidney-shaped pool to a 25m lap pool and heated gas spa.Ms Pearse said the home had been perfect for entertaining, with its multiple living areas and space, and they had held many parties there over the years, including a garden wedding.She finds herself most often drawn to the theatre room, particularly to watch a movie on a Friday night, but her favourite place would be sitting on the back deck overlooking the pool.The home has polished floorboards and a fireplace while the kitchen has Caesarstone benchtops and Miele appliances. The home has its own movie theatre. DETAILS 5 bed, four bath, four carAuction: Saturday March 4, NoonAgent: Ray White Ascot KEY FEATURES Swimming pool and spaAlarm systemAirconditioningRenovated with original featuresEco-friendly featuresWater tank Ms Pearse loves relaxing on the decks of the home. Off the kitchen is a formal dining area and another family living area.The home is spread over two levels and has a 1000-bottle wine cellar. It is built over two land titles, which span 1221sq m.Of the five bedrooms in the home, two have ensuites.Ms Pearse said an extra two-car garage on the separate block was the perfect space for those with extra cars, or was a suitable area for a games room or teenagers’ retreat. The home has beautiful timber floors.The first renovation was done during the first year of ownership and, during the past 15 years, it has been given a more modern, contemporary look.This included adding a gym, an eight-seat theatre, bigger rooms, extra bathrooms, a fireplace and bigger decks.There was also the addition of a 25m lap pool and spa.“I knew back then that Hendra was an upcoming area with its close proximity to the city and airport,’’ Ms Pearse said.center_img The home has new decks.“It has evolved over the years, with many local cafes and restaurants opening – all in walking distance.’’Another thing that really attracted her to the property initially was the large grassy backyard, which was fully fenced.At 1221sq m, Ms Pearse said the block was perfect for a family with children, as it was big enough to kick a football around, play a game of cricket or have a dog.The last major renovation was a few years ago, during which time the whole downstairs area was demolished and rebuilt to suit a growing family. The Queenslander has been transformed into a modern home.It has been through some major renovations since she moved in 15 years ago, but Esme Pearse still remembers what initially attracted her to her Hendra home at 84 Woodville St.“The house had a great feel to it with its high ceilings and character. When we purchased it originally it was a traditional Queenslander inside, with plush carpet, wallpaper, chandeliers,’’ she said.last_img read more

Its what’s inside that counts for these cheap homes

first_imgStraight out of a magazine- 2/9 Elm Court, Labrador. Picture: Labrador, a three-bedroom townhouse at 2/9 Elm Court oozes magazine style with timber flooring, stone benchtops and an island breakfast bar but the bathroom is the real showstopper. Subway tiles, freestanding basins and a dual shower with matt black fixtures. Style and sophistication go hand-in-hand at 2/9 Elm Court, Labrador. Picture: are modern, stylish and they won’t break the bank. Here are three newly renovated Gold Coast properties under $400,000. But there’s a catch — only the interior has had an uplift. More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North5 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day ago2/9 Elm Court, Labrador from the outside. Picture: the home is barely recognisable from the outside. It’s on the market at offers over $399,000.Further north in Paradise Point, a renovated single level duplex offers a modern and stylish lifestyle. 1/7 Eurimbula Court, Paradise Point. Picture: has a price tag of $415,000.And in Miami, a two-bedroom duplex in over 50s complex Miami Village has been tastefully renovated.The property at 128/170 Bardon Ave has a new kitchen and new paint. It’s on the market at $329,000.center_img 1/7 Eurimbula Court, Paradise Point has been extensively renovated. Picture: two-bedder at 1/7 Eurimbula Court has a kitchen with a contrasting mosaic tile splash back as well as steel appliances and a large workbench.The resort-style ceiling fan and pendant light are just some of the stylish decor items included in the sale. 128/170 Bardon Ave, Miami is described as a “cut above the rest”. Picture: read more

Diabetes fuels heart failure risk

first_img Share Heart failure occurs when the heart fails to pump blood around the body as it shouldPeople with diabetes are up to 65% more likely to have heart failure, an analysis has found.The National Diabetes Audit looked at data on almost two million people and also found increased risk of other complications, and premature death.The charity Diabetes UK, said people were “dying before their time”.Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt said progress was being made, but there was “unacceptable variation in diabetes care”.Heart damageThe audit, in its eighth year, covered about 85% of people in England with diabetes, and about 54% of those in Wales.The researchers compared the rates of a range of complications among people with diabetes with those seen in the the same sized group in the general population.In 2010-11, 45,000 people with the condition had heart failure – where the heart does not pump blood as effectively as it should, when the expected number would have been 27,300.The most common reason for heart failure is that the muscle has been damaged, for example, after a heart attack.Heart attacks were 48% more likely – 14,500 people with diabetes suffered this complication in 2010-11 – when 9,800 of such cases would have been expected.And people with diabetes were also at a significantly increased risk of need an amputation of the foot or leg.All the complications studied are recognised as being linked to diabetes and therefore more likely to occur in people with the condition.But the researchers say better preventative care would reduce cases.‘Scope for improvement’Dr Bob Young, of the National Diabetes Information Service who led work on the audit, said: “If everyone achieved the treatment targets that are laid down by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE), none of the complications would be inevitable.“There is substantial scope for improvement.”The audit also estimated people with diabetes have a 40% higher risk of death than the general population 65,700 deaths compared with an expected 47,000. Dr Young added: “Much can be done to reduce these risks if all health care sectors work together with people who have diabetes.”Barbara Young, chief executive of Diabetes UK, said: “We hope this report spurs the NHS into action to improve the current situation where fewer than half of people with diabetes meet the recommended cholesterol levels and a significant minority are not even having it measured.”Prof Peter Weissberg, medical director at the British Heart Foundation, said: “It’s essential that, firstly, everyone with diabetes is identified and, secondly, they receive appropriate treatment and advice to help them avoid cardiovascular complications.“Still more important is the need to prevent diabetes from occurring in the first place by tackling the increasing levels of obesity in our society, particularly in our children.”Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt said: “People with diabetes should be able to expect excellent care from the NHS and they will get it more consistently in future. “I know there has been progress, but there is still unacceptable variation and we are determined to put that right.”He said the new GP contract would include new measures to help GPs manage the care of people with diabetes better and that local authorities would be given ring-fenced budgets to target problems like obesity which can lead to Type 2 diabetes.BBC News Share Share HealthLifestyle Diabetes fuels heart failure risk by: – December 11, 2012center_img 12 Views   no discussions Tweet Sharing is caring!last_img read more

Lady Wildcats Linksters Defeat Lady Knights

first_imgThe Lady Cats traveled to take on the South Dearborn Knights. They shot a team score of 183 and took home the win. Junior, Maggie Brack, was Medallist with a score of 42.“To say the course was tough tonight is an understatement! It’s very hilly and the greens had just been aerated. It was an important round for us tonight because this is where our Conference tournament will be played in a couple of weeks.”  Wildcats Coach Marisa Mears.The Cats will be back in action on Saturday when they travel to New Palestine to participate in their invite.FC Scoring. Maggie Brack-42, Abby Orschell-46, Gracie Graf-45, Camryn Brewer-51, Ashlan Hill-55.last_img read more

Jones switches line in run to Tri-City checkers

first_imgNate Jones was the IMCA Modified winner on season championship night at Tri-City Motor Speed­way. (Photo by Steve Marsh)By Roger WilliamsAUBURN, Mich. (Aug. 17) – Nate Jones won the Main Street Seed and Supply IMCA Modified feature and unofficial track championship Friday at Tri-City Motor Speedway.A single point separated Jones and Matt Szecsodi going into the evening and their competition included A.J. Ward, looking to collect his 100th career IMCA feature win.The pair of title contenders started mid-pack and Will Small took control early before Jones, using the bottom groove, took the top spot on lap five. He continued to run the bottom groove while a hard-charging Ward found speed in the top line.Ward tracked down Jones and was poised to steal the lead before the caution flag flew. On the restart, Jones decided to run the high side. The move allowed Jones to pull away from Ward and to his seventh feature win of the 2018 season. The win, along with Szecsodi’s finish of fourth, gave Jones the unofficial season title.last_img read more

Caution causes school to close due to chickenpox

first_imgVersailles, IN— An area school has chosen to close due to four students reporting they have chickenpox, or varicella.  Exercising an abundance of caution to keep students and staff healthy, St. Nicholas Catholic School designated today an e-Learning day.According to Ripley County Health Department Administrator, Dr. David J. Welsh per the Indiana Communicable Disease Rule, an outbreak of varicella is defined as five or more cases if the cases are under 13 years old or three or more cases if the cases are 13 years old or older. The cases must reside in at least two separate households. In suspected outbreaks, lab confirmation of as many cases as possible is preferred but not required. This has not been declared an outbreak according to Dr. Welsh, but just the school being abundantly cautious. Dr. Welsh stated that in this instance, there are no similarities found with age, classroom, or family for those that have been infected. And one child is already reportedly healed from the sickness.  Chickenpox spreads easily, mainly when a person touches or breathes in the virus particles that come from chickenpox.  It can also spread through tiny droplets that get into the air when someone who has chickenpox breathes or talks, for example. Chickenpox can spread up to 2 days before the infected person gets a rash until all the blisters have formed scabs.Chickenpox usually causes the following symptoms:An itchy rash of blistersFeverHeadacheFeeling tiredSymptoms usually last about a week. In some cases, chickenpox can cause serious problems. Chickenpox is usually mild in children, but the itching can be very uncomfortable. Children who get chickenpox can miss about a week of school or child care.In some cases, chickenpox can cause serious problems, such as:Skin infectionsDehydration (loss of body fluids)Pneumonia (an infection in the lungs)Encephalitis (swelling of the brain)Complications from chickenpox can be serious and can occur in any person who develops chickenpox, although they are more common in healthy babies, adults, and people with weakened immune systems. About 9 out of 10 children who get 2 doses of the vaccine will be completely protected from chickenpox.People with chickenpox must remain excluded from school, daycare, work or other public settings until all of the chickenpox lesions have crusted or if they do not have vesicular lesions until no new lesions appear in a 24-hour period.Dr. Welsh stated that the Ripley County Health Department will continue to monitor this situation.According to the Indiana State Board of Health records, only 87% of all kids 6-12 in Ripley and Decatur County had either a record of chickenpox or having received the vaccination. That is equal to the State total reported in 2017-2018.   Franklin County reported 86% of kids.last_img read more

All Florida schools closing for 2 weeks because of coronavirus

first_imgAll schools in Florida will be closed for the next two weeks due to the coronavirus outbreak.School districts statewide announced that the Florida Department of Education ordered the closures.The earliest kids could return to school is March 30th.Click here for a complete list of school district break dates.last_img

Harper reassures delegates of commitment to the development of cricket in Georgetown

first_imgFORMER Guyana and West Indies all-rounder Roger Harper was returned unopposed as president of the Georgetown Cricket Association (GCA) for another year on Tuesday night. At the Annual General Meeting (AGM), held at the Muslim Youth Organisation (MYO) pavilion on Woolford Avenue, presiding officer Ronald Williams ensured voting by the 37 delegates was held in a transparent manner.After the conclusion of the voting process, Harper reaffirmed his commitment towards the development of cricket at all levels in Georgetown.“We will be looking to run-off competitions at all the different levels, which would give youngsters the opportunity to showcase their talents, and to help them to move on to greater heights,” the former West Indies vice-captain pointed out.He noted that the challenge of grounds’ availability will be top priority for the GCA during the year.Tuesday’s night AGM and elections was the first since 2014, due to a court injunction against the association.“Now that the court issues are behind us, we hope … we look forward to the development of cricket in Georgetown. I want to give the junior players the opportunity to develop and reach their full potential,” Harper remarked.Meanwhile, Gandhi Youth Organisation (GYO) was the only city club that was not allowed voting rights after their financial contribution for the past three years was not paid to the association.Neil Barry and Azad Ibrahim were elected first and second vice-presidents respectively. The two were challenged by University of Guyana’s representative Lavern Fraser.The rest of the executive reads: Deborah McNichol (secretary), Paul Castello (assistant secretary), Denis Wilson (treasurer), Imran Alli (assistant treasurer), Graham Alli (Marketing Manager), Colin Alfred (Public Relations Officer) and Shawn Massiah (Chairman of the Competitions Committee).last_img read more

Pepperdine faces tough test vs No. 2 Gonzaga

first_imgLEADING THE WAY: Pepperdine’s Colbey Ross has averaged 19.8 points, 4.2 rebounds and 7.3 assists while Kameron Edwards has put up 16.5 points and 6.8 rebounds. For the Bulldogs, Filip Petrusev has averaged 17.2 points and 7.9 rebounds while Corey Kispert has put up 13.8 points.CLAMPING DOWN: The Bulldogs have given up only 64.9 points per game across 11 conference games. That’s an improvement from the 68.3 per game they gave up over 15 non-conference games.KEY FACILITATOR: Ross has directly created 52 percent of all Pepperdine field goals over the last three games. Ross has 23 field goals and 22 assists in those games.LONG-RANGE THREAT: Gonzaga’s Kispert has attempted 141 3-pointers and connected on 44 percent of them, and is 7 for 12 over the last three games.STREAK STATS: Gonzaga has won its last nine road games, scoring 85.8 points and allowing 66.7 points during those contests. Pepperdine has won its last three home games, scoring an average of 81 points while giving up 71.7. DID YOU KNOW: The Gonzaga offense has scored 88.5 points per game this season, ranking the Bulldogs first among Division I teams. The Pepperdine defense has allowed 77.4 points per game to opponents (ranked 297th overall).___For more AP college basketball coverage: and was generated by Automated Insights,, using data from STATS LLC, Associated Press Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNo. 2 Gonzaga (25-1, 11-0) vs. Pepperdine (14-12, 7-5)Firestone Fieldhouse, Malibu, California; Saturday, 10 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: No. 2 Gonzaga presents a tough challenge for Pepperdine. Pepperdine has lost both of its games against ranked teams this season. Gonzaga remains No. 2 in the latest AP rankings following wins over Loyola Marymount and Saint Mary’s last week.center_img Pepperdine faces tough test vs No. 2 Gonzaga February 14, 2020last_img read more