Cute Hawthorne Queenslander fetches $1.25m

first_imgThe home at 75 Coventry St, Hawthorne.“I could have sold this property many times over, given the current market.”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 2020Mr Havig said it was the large 810sm q allotment that particularly interested buyers. “It’s in an elevated position on a large block of land that has the potential to have value added to it,” he said. The home at 75 Coventry St, Hawthorne.This charming, unrenovated Queenslander home has sold for $1,250,000.Marketing agent David Havig of Havig & Jackson Real Estate, Clayfield, said the property at 75 Conventry St, Hawthorne received “enormous interest” from buyers.“We had a huge amount of inquiries,” he said. The living space at 75 Coventry St, Hawthorne.Mr Havig said the new owners were locals who planned on renovating the existing home. “Listings like this don’t come along often enough,,” he said.“There are many buyers looking for homes in a similar condition to this on the market, but they just don’t exist. “Demand far outweighs available stock.”center_img The backyard at 75 Coventry St, Hawthorne/Mr Havig said the new owners were locals who were planning on renovating the existing home. According to the latest data from CoreLogic, the median price for a home in Hawthorne is $1,164,000.last_img read more

West Indies show more fight but Aussies triumph

first_imgMELBOURNE, Australia (AP): Allrounder Mitchell Marsh claimed four wickets as Australia broke up a defiant West Indies second innings to claim a 177-run win yesterday in the second Test to retain the Frank Worrell Trophy. Captain Jason Holder and Denesh Ramdin both scored half centuries and shared an aggressive 100-run partnership to highlight a gritty batting performance for the West Indies after Australia declared on their overnight score of 179-3. Chasing the unlikely target of 460, the West Indies batted patiently in the early stages and went to tea on 146-4. The Test seemed destined for a fifth day, but Marsh (4-61) sparked a collapse midway through the evening session when he had Ramdin caught behind for 59. “I was really happy with the way Mitchell Marsh bowled. He was pretty impressive today, bowling consistently over 140 kilometres per hour (87 mph) and guess really helped out the team in the end,” Australia captain Steven Smith said. Offspinner Nathan Lyon took a wicket in each session to finish with figures of 3-85 as the West Indies were bowled out for 282. “I was glad with the way we finished off,” Smith said. “(Lyons) did what he’s done so well this summer. He got crucial wickets for us at crucial times and he’s bowled beautifully.” After Kraigg Brathwaite (31) provided the only wicket of the morning session, the Australian bowlers took three hard-fought wickets in the afternoon session against a West Indies top order that showed far greater determination than in the first innings, when the visitors collapsed to 91-6. “I was proud of the way the guys showed some fight and skill,” captain Jason Holder said. “I’m disappointed we didn’t put up a better fight. But still credit to the way the guys played.” West Indies 2nd innings K. Brathwaite c Smith b Lyon 31 R. Chandrika lbw b Pattinson 37 D.M. Bravo c Nevill b Siddle 21 M. Samuels c Nevill b Marsh 19 J. Blackwood lbw b Lyon 20 D. Ramdin c Nevill b Marsh 59 J. Holder c Hazlewood b Marsh 68 C. Brathwaite b Lyon 2 K. Roach c Warner b Pattinson 11 J. Taylor c Pattinson b Marsh 0 J. Warrican not out 4 Extras (lb7, w1, nb2) 10 Total (all out, 88.3 overs) 282 Fall of wickets:1-35 (Brathwaite) ,2-83 (Bravo), 3-91( Chandrika), 4-118 (Samuels), 5-150 (Blackwood), 6-250 (Ramdin),7-253(C Brathwaite), 8-274 (Holder), 9-278 (Roach), 10-282 (Taylor). Bowling: Hazlewood 20-6-40-0 (1nb,1w),Pattinson 17-4-49-2,Lyon 23-7-85-3,Siddle 9-2-35-1,March 17.3-2-61-4 (1nb), Smith 2-1-5-0. Position: Australia won by 177 runs. Toss: West Indies. Umpires: M Erasmus, C Gaffaney; TV – I Gould. Dismissal Peter Siddle had Darren Bravo caught behind for 21 with a fullish outswinging delivery and Rajendra Chandrika opened up and played his shots before falling leg before wicket to James Pattinson for a Test career-best 37. Marlon Samuels, who took 16 balls to get off the mark, was caught behind for 19 off Marsh. Lyon claimed his second dismissal in the second over after tea when he trapped Jermaine Blackwood lbw for 20, before Ramdin and Holder combined to frustrate the Australian attack. Marsh finally broke through with the wicket of Ramdin (59) who smashed nine boundaries from his 90 balls. Lyon struck again to dismiss Carlos Brathwaite for two when his in-swinging delivery brushed the top of off-stump to dislodge the bail and Holder ended his gutsy innings at 68 when he spooned a Marsh ball to Josh Hazlewood at mid-off. Kemar Roach was out three balls later for 11, caught at third slip by David Warner off Pattinson. Holder encapsulated the West Indies’ defiance and even raised hopes of an unlikely victory push, hitting seven boundaries and punishing two loose Lyon deliveries for six, the first hoisted over mid-wicket deep into the stands. “Our guys need to cherish these moments and come up trumps in these kinds of games,” Holder said. “These are obviously big games and big occasions, and these are things our players can really strive to do.” Australia won the opening Test in Hobart by an innings and 212 runs. The third and final Test begins Sunday in Sydney. “The West Indies were up for the fight this game,” Smith said. “They improved quite a lot from the last match and hopefully they can continue to show that fight in Sydney.” Australia’s hopes of a quick victory were hit by another instance of sloppy bowling when Bravo edged a ball to slip just before lunch only for replays to show Hazelwood overstepped. It was the third time in the match the West Indies had benefited from a similar no ball. James Pattinson squandered two dismissals of Carlos Brathwaite due to no balls Monday to significantly prolong the West Indies innings and deny Australia a possible three-day victory. SCOREBOARDlast_img read more

80cm Women’s Long Curly Fashion Party Cosplay Wig : Very nice for cosplay.

first_imgReally comfy to wear all day and night. Was perfect for my mermaid costume. The stretchy hair net thing that comes with it was brilliant for hiding all my hair under the wig (i have long natural hair, i watched youtube tutorials on how best to get all my hair into the net and it worked great). Wig arrived in an air tight bag with the companies logo on and the wig itself is enclosed in a typical plastic wig bag. The wig can be styled using a low level heat and is easy to was using luke warm water and shampoo. The fringe/bangs on the wig are slightly longer than shown; but that gives the wearer the freedom to style/cut them to preference. Really comfy to wear all day and night. Was perfect for my mermaid costume. The stretchy hair net thing that comes with it was brilliant for hiding all my hair under the wig (i have long natural hair, i watched youtube tutorials on how best to get all my hair into the net and it worked great). Wig arrived in an air tight bag with the companies logo on and the wig itself is enclosed in a typical plastic wig bag. The wig can be styled using a low level heat and is easy to was using luke warm water and shampoo. The fringe/bangs on the wig are slightly longer than shown; but that gives the wearer the freedom to style/cut them to preference. Very nice for cosplay.80cm Women’s Long Curly Fashion Party Cosplay Wig + Wig Caplast_img read more

Temper optimism with caution

first_imgIt may be premature to talk about India doing extremely well in the Commonwealth Games and being placed second in the medals tally. The medals we have won till now from a variety of disciplines like shooting, wrestling and weightlifting were on predictable lines. But the addition to the tally through archery (compound event), swimming (a para athlete) and even gymnastics is the real surprise.If one talks of India at the Commonwealth Games, medals have traditionally come through shooting in a big way since 1994, and the women’s hockey gold in 2002 in Manchester was surprising.Otherwise, if you look at the standard of Indian athletics, it is pitiable and expecting a medal would be unreal, though old timers still remember Milkha Singh’s sole gold medal.If India have to stay in second position, it is certain we need to increase our gold tally. The last time in Melbourne 2006, India ended with 22 gold medals.For a nation which has spent close to Rs 70,000 crore on these Games, predictions were we could end up with a tally of 50 gold medals! A few of us who heard that knew this was like speculating on the bourses.The sentiment is upbeat, though what was tipped as a certain gold medal went out of the window on Thursday when Leander Paes and Sania Mirza crashed out of mixed doubles.Having asked for the inclusion of tennis in the CWG, we hope to get gold medals from men’s singles and doubles and possibly one more medal from the women’s side.advertisementHowever, despite the euphoria over our shooting feats, I still think Ronjan Sodhi has lost two gold medals in double trap. The plusses have been from the women pistol shooters. Gagan Narang has two more events to go and even if he lands two more gold medals out of a possible four, it’s going to add to the gold rush.A gold medal from badminton is not ruled out and one can expect more from the freestyle wrestlers as well. That brings us to boxing, where Vijender Kumar is spoken of as a gold prospect.If we finish with 25 gold medals, it would be a dream come true. Yet, that doesn’t guarantee an overall second place in the medals tally.last_img read more

Health Facilities in St. Catherine to be Upgraded at a Cost of $4 Billion

first_imgStory Highlights Making the disclosure, Minister of Health and Wellness, Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton, said the developments will be undertaken over the next three to four years. He said that the investment is the largest in the parish in decades and will “fill existing gaps”. The Government has committed more than $4 billion to upgrade health facilities in St. Catherine, with $3 billion earmarked for expansion of the Spanish Town Hospital. The Government has committed more than $4 billion to upgrade health facilities in St. Catherine, with $3 billion earmarked for expansion of the Spanish Town Hospital.Making the disclosure, Minister of Health and Wellness, Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton, said the developments will be undertaken over the next three to four years.He said that the investment is the largest in the parish in decades and will “fill existing gaps”.At Spanish Town Hospital, the expenditure will go towards the provision of additional beds and operating theatres, the expansion of waiting areas, and increasing medical and other personnel.“We are going to be embarking on a programme to right-size the facility in order to better cater to the population,” the Minister said, while speaking at the handover of an ultrasound machine at the hospital on Wednesday (May 29).Dr. Tufton said health centres across the parish will also be upgraded in keeping with the focus on primary healthcare.The Greater Portmore Health Centre will be expanded at a cost of $344 million; Old Harbour Health Centre, $489 million; and the St. Jago Health Centre, $317 million.Turning to the partnership with private-sector entities to provide certain health services, Dr. Tufton said that the measure is temporary, noting that the Administration is committed to strengthening the public system, so that citizens can have quality access.The Minister, in the 2019/20 Sectoral presentation earlier this month, announced the outsourcing of some services such as surgeries and diagnostic tests as part of a $1-billion programme to reduce waiting time within the public health system.last_img read more

New Study Shows BRCA Testing Rates Soared Following Angelina Jolies Double Mastectomy

first_imgBRCA testing rates surged nearly 40% in the week of Angelina Jolie’s announcement that she carried the BRCA 1 gene mutation and had an elective double mastectomy, according to a new AARP Public Policy Institute study released today.This is the first report quantifying an increase in BRCA testing rates among women enrolled in a large US health insurance carrier.Prior to Ms. Jolie’s announcement, women with a cancer diagnosis had more BRCA tests than women who did not, the AARP study found. However, during the week of her public announcement, the increase in BRCA testing among women who did not have a cancer diagnosis was nearly twice that of women with a cancer diagnosis. BRCA testing helps identify treatment options for women with the gene mutations before or after they are diagnosed with breast and/or ovarian cancer, according to the National Cancer Institute.“Our study showed that the BRCA testing rate increased about 40% and stayed at an elevated level for the rest of the year after Angelina Jolie’s announcement,” said AARP Executive Vice President for Policy Debra Whitman, PhD.On May 14, 2013, Angelina Jolie announced in The New York Times that she tested positive for the BRCA 1 gene mutation and underwent a preventive double mastectomy to reduce her risk of developing breast cancer. Ms. Jolie’s story gained immediate and widespread international media attention.About 5–10% of breast cancers are thought to be caused by hereditary genetic defects, according to the American Cancer Society. BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene mutations are the most common cause of hereditary breast cancer. Women with either mutation have a high lifetime risk of developing breast and ovarian cancer.“By revealing her personal story, Angelina Jolie did an incredible job of raising public awareness about the BRCA gene mutations and the increased risk of breast and ovarian cancer,” added Whitman. “We found that Baby Boomer women ages 50- to 64-years-old had the highest increase in testing rates for the BRCA gene.”To better understand the so-called “Angelina Jolie effect”, AARP, in collaboration with Optum Labs, compared BRCA testing rates based on claims among commercially-insured women ages 35 and older in the US, before and after Ms. Jolie’s story was publicized in 2013.Study Highlights• BRCA testing rates increased nearly 40% per week, from an average of 350 tests per week to an average of 500 tests per week and remained elevated for the rest of the year. • Women ages 50–64 had the highest BRCA testing rate increase (44%), followed by women ages 35–49 (40%). • BRCA testing rates increased for women among all racial and ethnic groups: 43% among white women; 43% among Hispanic women; 23% among black women; and 16% among Asian women.AARP’s Public Policy Institute examined the number and rates of BRCA tests among women covered by a large, national U.S. health insurance carrier before and after Angelina Jolie’s May 2013 announcement (January–December 2013). Using data from the Optum Labs database of retrospective administrative claims data, the report also analyzed the age, race/ethnicity, and cancer diagnosis status of women ages 35 and older who received the tests.last_img read more

Ohio States Draft Class Is The Most Impressive In Modern NFL History

1981Pittsburgh12 ILBJoshua Perry1025.1 1967Michigan State8113.7 1987Penn State13 POSITIONPLAYEROVERALL SELECTIONDRAFT VALUE 1944Notre Dame13 1975USC14 1981Pittsburgh12106.2 WRMichael Thomas4710.1 1946Notre Dame16170.4 1945Notre Dame15126.2 1988Oklahoma13 1993Notre Dame9114.0 1975Ohio State13 2015Florida State11101.7 1944USC12 1945Notre Dame15 FSVonn Bell618.4 1944Texas12 TENick Vannett945.7 2016Ohio State12 2004Ohio State14 Source: Pro-football-reference.com Coach Urban Meyer came to Columbus in 2012, and the Ohio State football team has been outstanding from the moment he arrived. In his first season, the Buckeyes went 12-0, although the team was ineligible for a bowl game or postseason play. In 2013, the team began 12-0 again before being upset by Michigan State in the Big 10 championship game. Two seasons ago, Ohio State won the national championship, going 12-1 in the regular season and defeating Wisconsin, Alabama and Oregon in the postseason behind third-string quarterback Cardale Jones. And last season, Ohio State’s only loss came as time expired against Michigan State in late November. 2006USC11102.8 1952Maryland12 1976Colorado12 2000Tennessee9102.6 OLBDarron Lee2015.5 Given all that, it wasn’t a surprise that Ohio State produced a top-notch draft class in 2016. What is surprising is that it’s the most impressive draft class in modern history. At the most basic level, there were just a lot of Buckeyes taken in the draft. Twelve Ohio State players were selected during the 2016 NFL draft, the 25th time a school has had such a distinction. And, in fact, it’s the fourth time Ohio State has sent at least a dozen players to the pros via the NFL draft:But although Ohio State was not exactly hurting in the quantity department, the quality of those picks sets the team apart. Consider, for example, that although the Texas Longhorns had 17 players drafted in 1984, eight of those players were selected with the 180th pick or later; conversely, all 12 Ohio State players were selected in the first four rounds, with Jones being the last pick at number 139. Using the draft value chart, which assigns the average marginal approximate value produced by each draft pick, we can give more weight to the best picks to provide a more accurate measure of class strength. Here is how many points of draft value were used on each Ohio State player in the 2016 draft: CBEli Apple1019.9 1953USC15 Schools with more than a dozen players chosen in one year YEARTEAMNUMBER OF PICKSDRAFT VALUE 1940USC9100.3 1971Ohio State13 1982Texas12 1950Minnesota13 1988Miami (FL)12 DEJoey Bosa327.6 1987Miami (FL)7108.1 1968USC11122.2 Source: Pro-football-reference.com Total OTTaylor Decker1616.9 1947UCLA9103.1 1974UCLA12 Source: Pro-Football-Reference.com 1946Notre Dame16 DTAdolphus Washington806.7 2002Miami (FL)11103.3 RBEzekiel Elliott425.8 2008USC10107.1 1977USC13 1954Notre Dame12 2004MiamI (FL)9114.8 1984Texas17 WRBraxton Miller856.3 2016Ohio State12151.2 1942Texas10100.6 1954Notre Dame12121.7 1939TCU6100.1 1977USC13113.9 2006Ohio State9111.5 1955Notre Dame9128.8 1975Nebraska12 The 2016 Ohio State draft class is amazing 151.2 Incredibly, Ohio State had five players drafted in the top 20 and another five in the top 100. As a result, a total of 151.2 points of draft value was used on Buckeyes players. That’s the most — by a very large margin — in 70 years. The table below shows the top 25 draft classes as measured by points of draft value used to select players: 1948Alabama6103.8 2010Oklahoma7112.9 YEARSCHOOLPICKS QBCardale Jones1393.2 2012Alabama898.7 1950Notre Dame12 Using this methodology, the best draft class between the 1970 merger and this year came out of Miami in 2004. And yet this class beat that mark by 31.7 percent! That Hurricanes draft was great, with Sean Taylor (fifth overall), Kellen Winslow Jr. (sixth), Jonathan Vilma (12th), D.J. Williams (17th), Vernon Carey (19th) and Vince Wilfork (21st) all selected in the first round. But after those six players, Miami didn’t have another player drafted until the seventh round. By contrast, the Buckeyes had five first-round picks, two more in the second round, three in the third and two more in the fourth. As a result, it stands out as the most impressive draft class in modern history. read more

Department of Youth Affairs Mentor Programme – Mentors Needed Big Brother Big

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicos, November 27, 2017 – Providenciales – Thank you for your interest in volunteering as a mentor with the Department of Youth Affairs. We have several programs that require volunteers. In our program Big Brother Big Sister, volunteers will be working as mentor to our youth, ages 11-17.   Mentoring helps young people, especially at-risk youth, succeed in school, work, and life.What makes a good mentor?Before becoming a mentor, here are a few things to understand about the role of mentoring. Most of us have had a teacher, supervisor or coach who has been a mentor to us and made a positive difference in our lives. Those people wore many hats, acting as delegators, role models, cheerleaders, policy enforcers, advocates, and friends. Mentors assume these different roles during the course of a relationship, and share some basic qualities:A sincere desire to be involved with a young personRespect for young peopleActive listening skillsEmpathyAbility to see solutions and opportunitiesFlexibilityBenefits for Young PeopleIncreased high school graduation ratesLower high school dropout ratesHealthier relationships and lifestyle choicesBetter attitude about schoolHigher college enrollment rates and higher educational aspirationsEnhanced self-esteem and self-confidenceImproved behavior, both at home and at schoolStronger relationships with parents, teachers, and peersImproved interpersonal skillsPlease express your interest by emailing any of our youth officers [email protected][email protected]  or Mr. Nixon Dickenson, Acting National Youth Director at [email protected] Release: Ministry of Education, Youth, Sports & Library Services Related Items:last_img read more

Religious foundation constructs 160 million resort conference center in Mission Valley

first_img Updated: 7:06 PM Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Sasha Foo, December 13, 2018 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsMISSION VALLEY (KUSI)- A $160 million resort and conference center is under construction in Mission Valley. When it’s completed, the religious themed Legacy International Center is expected to attract people of faith from around the world. The foundation that is building the complex on the 18 acre site is led by world renowned evangelist Morris Cerullo.The 87 year old Christian minister has been traveling the globe for 70 years and wants Americans to share in his experience. Jim Penner, the executive director of the Legacy Center Foundation said Cerullo has spent of his time in ministry outside the United States.“He would say, you know, Americans know very little about the world around them. A lot of what this Center is, is exploring all of these different things and saying there is a common thing that pulls us together and that’s a God who loves us,” Penner said.When the Center is completed, there will be an upscale hotel, a museum with a domed theater and interactive exhibits, a pavilion with a training center, conference space and a 500 seat performing arts theater, as well as a separate parking structure.In the area between the museum and the pavilion, there will be a entry courtyard with a wall that resembles the Western Wall in Jerusalem. In the museum, a large globe with huge television screens and interactive panels will allow visitors to learn more about communities in different parts of the globe.Architect Vincent Mudd said the Center should be a place where people of all faiths can come together.“We think that once you have a facility that encourages people to come, of all faiths and non-faith, to come and learn about each other, you think people will love more and we think the level of hatred in this world will go down,” Mudd said.When first proposed, the Legacy Center sparked criticism from people who questioned the attitudes of the evangelical foundation towards the gay community. Other critics said the Center would bring too much traffic to the area. To ease the fears of traffic congestion. the developer is adding two more traffic lanes.In responding to those who are uncertain that all will be welcome, Penner said, “This is a monument to God and we are making it accessible, making it very accessible,” Penner said.The Legacy Center is expected to be finished and ready to open by November of next year. center_img Sasha Foo Religious foundation constructs $160 million resort, conference center in Mission Valley Posted: December 13, 2018last_img read more