“The steps now are observation, but it is controlled. It will depend on how he does. It is not highly complex, but it is still brain surgery.”- Advertisement – Mauricio Pochettino reminisces on sharing a room with Maradona and how his charismatic personality reminds him of former PSG teammate Ronaldinho He was later transferred to the Olivos Clinic in Buenos Aries to undergo surgery on a subdural hematoma – an accumulation of blood between a membrane and his brain.“I was able to evacuate the hematoma successfully and Diego tolerated the surgery very well,” said Leopoldo Luque, Maradona’s neurosurgeon and personal physician. Image:Maradona was initially admitted to hospital on Monday, suffering from anaemia and dehydration Maradona last appeared in public on his 60th birthday last Friday before his side’s league match against Patronato.He was gifted a plaque and a cake to celebrate the occasion but he did not stay to watch the game and witnesses said he looked unwell and weak. 5:20 The hematoma was likely to have been caused by an accident, Luque added, although Maradona has said he does not remember the event.Maradona, who won the World Cup with Argentina in 1986 and is widely considered to be one of the greatest players of all time, currently coaches local club Gimnasia y Esgrima.He had initially self-isolated after one of his bodyguards displayed symptoms of coronavirus, the country’s state-run news agency Telam reported last Tuesday.- Advertisement – Diego Maradona has undergone successful brain surgery, the Argentina legend’s doctor has confirmed.Maradona, 60, was initially admitted to the Ipensa Clinic in La Plata, Argentina on Monday, suffering from anaemia and dehydration.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – The former Napoli, Barcelona and Boca Juniors player has suffered frequent periods in hospital over the years, often due to the extravagant lifestyle that accompanied and followed his playing career.The former Napoli striker was also admitted to hospital in January 2019 with internal bleeding in the stomach.He also fell ill at the 2018 World Cup in Russia, where he was filmed passing out in an executive box at the Argentina-Nigeria game.Maradona was taken into hospital in 2004 with severe heart and respiratory problems linked to cocaine use. He later underwent drug rehabilitation in Cuba and Argentina before a stomach-stapling operation in 2005 helped him lose weight.In 2007, he checked himself into a clinic in Buenos Aires to help him overcome alcohol abuse problems.
The home at 24 Ivy Cres, Wakerley.THIS two-storey home in Wakerley was designed with a young family and entertaining in mind. Owner Kate Miles said when the home at 24 Ivy Crescent was built, her must-haves were a swimming pool and space for her five children.“It’s a home with plenty of room,” she said. “Everyone seems to congregate at our place and there’s always space for visiting relatives to stay.” On the ground floor, there is a double lockup garage, laundry, powder room, family room and a study that could be a fifth bedroom. The outdoor area at 24 Ivy Cres, Wakerley.The remaining three bedrooms have built-in robes and the family bathroom has a separate bath and shower. There is also a living area on this floor. Ms Miles said the home was in a beautiful neighbourhood with wonderful neighbours. “We’ll miss the community and the house’s comfortableness and homeliness,” she said.The home is being marketed by Michelle Rodgers and Tamara Hall of McGrath Estate Agents Bayside Manly. The kitchen at 24 Ivy Cres, Wakerley.At the back of the home, there is a rumpus room and an open-plan living, dining and kitchen space which opens to an outdoor entertaining area. The open galley-style kitchen has a gas cooktop, electric oven and walk-in pantry. Outside, the entertaining area is close to the inground swimming pool and lawn area — handy for watching the kids while they play. 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 2020“The pool is constantly being used,” Ms Miles said. “It’s a solar heated pool so we comfortably get eight months a year of swimming.” A living area at 24 Ivy Cres, Wakerley.Upstairs, the master bedroom is a private space with walk-in robe, balcony and ensuite with big shower and dual basins. “I would say my bedroom is my favourite space in the house,” Ms Miles said. “It’s like a sanctuary away from everything else and we have a beautiful city view from our balcony.” The floorplan of 24 Ivy Cres, Wakerley.
Kylee and Ray Brehmer wanted room for a shed and for their grandkids to play.***#2 FAMILY HAVENWith three growing children, finding enough space for them to play proved a lot harder than expected for Kylie and Trevor Winson. But the family finally found their perfect block – a 1200sq m lot at Enclave Gumdale by Ausbuild. “There was absolutely nothing of this scale anywhere,” Mrs Winson said.“We wanted a large lot to have space for the kids to play as well as a pool.“We also didn’t want to feel like we were living on top of our neighbours and yet still be close to the CBD.“Enclave ticked every box. It was close to schools, transport, work and had a really lovely leafy outlook. It was quiet and a safe place for kids to ride their bikes.” Stage 2 has blocks starting from 637sq m It is unlikely you will find anyone with a horse in inner-city Brisbane. Montego Hills is being developed by Villawood Properties, giving buyers the chance to buy land with room to move.Rising land costs and lack of supply may be driving the trend towards smaller lot sizes but there is still larger plots and acreage sites available across southeast Queensland.And when it comes to value for money, the price difference between acreage and city living is rapidly shrinking.“More and more buyers are starting to recognise the amount of space they can get for their money,” Villawood Properties executive director Tony Johnson said.“We are seeing a rise in demand for country-style living from young professionals and young families looking to escape the chaos of city living.”Villawood Properties has reported “a surge” in demand for acreage close to the city, with 60 per cent of the lots within the latest release at its Montego Hills development at Kinsgholme now sold. Homesites range between 4058sq m and 7852sq m, with prices starting from just $329,900. Leigh and Sarah Brewster and their kids at the home at Stockland’s Augustine Heights Kylie Winson and her son Bobby (7) at their new home site at Enclave***#3 PLAY TIMEWith two active young boys, outdoor space was an important consideration for first home buyers Leigh and Sarah Brewster. The couple had been renting at Stockland’s Augustine Heights for three years, before deciding to buy their own block. “We bought an 840sq m block as we were building a six-bedroom, double storey home and the size allows room for a pool and space in the yard for the kids,” Mr Brewster said. The location also means Mr Brewster’s train trip to his city-based workplace can take less than 45 minutes, and its proximity to parks and schools were also major drawcards. A house on 647sq m of land is available at Stockland’s Augustine Heights from $535,653 Mirvac’s Gainsborough Greens development at Pimpama offers room for the kids and a pet, with a four-bedroom house by Metricon on a 627sq m block available from $647,974Mirvac Queensland residential general manager Warwick Bible said second and third-home buyers often dominated the larger homesite market.“This market is looking for space so they can incorporate four, and sometimes more, bedrooms into their floorplan, along with room for a parent or teenager retreat, while still having a generous outdoor area to play and entertain,” he said.“First-home buyers often opt for smaller homesites due to their relative affordability and empty nesters generally prefer lower maintenance.”Ausbuild joint managing director Matthew Bell said larger lots at their Enclave project at Gumdale were the first to sell, describing a ‘pent up demand’ for more space.“With block sizes ranging from 450sq m to over 5000sq m, many of the buyers were looking for large lifestyle blocks that had the ability to accommodate a large family-sized home and still allow the space for pool and a backyard,” he said.But where space does not allow for larger lots, developers are competing for the buyer’s dollar by incorporating wide open green spaces and state-of-the-art playgrounds and outdoor gym spaces.“Gone are the days when a park was just a slide, a set of swings and a patch of grass,” AVID Property Group development manager Peter MacLeod said.“Now, buyers expect a variety of amenities – outdoor gyms, innovative play equipment, dedicated toddler zones and water play are just some examples.” An artist impression of Tucker Family Park at Avid’s Brentwood Forest development.According the Urban Development Institute of Australia’s 2017 State of the Land report, average lot sizes shrunk from 603sq m in 2012 to 471sq m in 2016. Prices rose by almost 5 per cent.The UDIA’s November quarter Regional Radar reports shows land prices in Brisbane jumped 12.8 per cent in the past 12 months, reaching $420,000. Eight of the 15 regions surveyed across the state recorded increases in median land prices over 12 months.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus21 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market21 hours ago***WHO’S BUYING BIG?CASE #1 ROOM FOR A SHEDROOM to build a shed was a key consideration for Kylee and Ray Brehmer, who purchased a 576sq m block at Yarrabilba by LendLease.“Both of our kids have smaller blocks, so the grandkids will come here to play on our swing set and trampoline because they simply don’t have the space,” Mrs Brehmer said. “We wanted a bigger lot because we liked the idea of putting a shed in the backyard.” The Brehmer’s built a low-set brick home in Yarrabilba, and are enjoying their quieter lifestyle.“We’ve got neighbours but we don’t hear them and that’s another advantage of a larger-sized lot,” Mrs Brehmer said.A house on a 621sq m block at Yarrabilba is available from $469,754 The leafy view at Montego Hills is proving popular with buyers looking for space and serenity not far from the city.The trend towards larger lots was reflected in the most recent Oliver Hume Quarterly Market Insights report, which found that the Gold Coast (58 per cent) and Moreton Bay (51 per cent) regions had the greatest share of large lot sales during the September quarter.In both regions, sales of lots more than 500sq m outstripped sales less than 500sq m.By comparison, just 25 per cent of land sales in the Brisbane local government area (LGA) and 26 per cent in Logan exceeded 500sq m, with both regions also recording the highest percentage of land sales (7 per cent) below 300sq m, according to the report.On the Sunshine Coast, McGrath Buderim sales agent Todd McKee is marketing three rural residential developments with land sizes starting from 6000sq m.“Not everyone is downsizing or wanting to live on a postage stamp,” Mr McKee said, citing more than 420 inquiries in three months.“A lot of people, not just families, are looking for space to move, including the empty nesters and retirees.”Meanwhile, Villa World, which has launched a massive development campaign in the southeast, is offering a range of lots of more than 500sq m at its various sites.Stockland has also recognised the need for land size variety in its estates, with its Riverstone Crossing at Maudsland project offering lots up to 3040sq m.
A former manager at French club, Olympique Marseille has revealed that a fight between then teammates, Didier Drogba and Hossan Mido caused the plane they were travelling in to shake.Jose Anigo said although the pair were friends, things spiralled out of control when Mido, known to be a prankster played a trick on the stewardess.Drogba, upset with the act, confronted Mido on the plane leading to a fight between the two.Marseille were returning to France after a UEFA Cup quarterfinal win against Inter Milan in the 2003-04 season when the argument between the players started.CAIRO, EGYPT – FEBRUARY 10: Mido of Egypt consoles Didier Drogba of Ivory Coast after Egpt won the The African Cup of Nations Final between Egypt and Ivory Coast at The Cairo International Stadium on February 10, 2006 in Cairo, Egypt. (Photo by Ben Radford/Getty Images)“There was an altercation between Drogba and Mido on board a plane,” Anigo told RMC Sport in an interview.“We were coming back from a European tie. Mido used to play some bizarre jokes. He played one on the stewardess, and Didier didn’t appreciate it. Anigo said the fight was so intense that it created some turbulence in the plane, which forced both players to settle down.“[Didier] remonstrated with Mido, and things became very heated between the two of them. We were up in the air, and I can tell you the plane shook! They caused turbulence,” he said.“They were a couple of heavyweights. Normally they were friends, but at that point, tempers flared between them.”Mido spent only one year at Marseille, scoring 9 goals before moving to Roma.Drogba scored 32 goals that season as Marseille reached the UEFA Cup final before signing for Premier League club Chelsea.