When you need your mum, any old Queenslander will do

first_imgSecurity screens on all windows and doors allow breezes not bugs in to the house.“It has all the character and fretwork of a Queenslander but it’s open plan, it doesn’t have all those rabbit warrens. You don’t need to modernise it.”The couple have added ducted airconditioning, upgraded the pool area, put in new fencing and painted the interior. <<>> Fretwork mixes with modern touches in this contemporary Queenslander.Architect Garth Chapman had built an identical Queenslander on the Sunshine Coast which the couple had discovered after their honeymoon in 2009.“We never in a million years thought it would happen that we would be living in a house like that,’’ Mrs Kadwell said. “It’s the most beautiful design.More from newsFor under $10m you can buy a luxurious home with a two-lane bowling alley5 Apr 2017Military and railway history come together on bush block24 Apr 2019 No pokey rooms here. Open plan living is a feature of this Queenslander. From the kitchen you can see into the backyard.“It has been so hard to let it go.”Mr Kadwell used to commute to Sydney for work as the airport is less than 20km away however the couple are now both working in Brisbane and have decided to move to the inner city.The house will go to auction through Ray White Wilston on November 24.center_img This seven-year-old Queenslander at 51 Blue Hills Drive, Bunya is for sale now.THROUGH a cracked iPhone screen, Aimee Kadwell saw a video of 51 Blue Hills Drive, Bunya, three years ago.It was 11pm in Sydney and with three boys under the age of three she had one thing to say to her husband Mark Kadwell: ‘Don’t even talk to me about it’.A week later, the house was theirs and they began the move to Queensland to be closer to Mrs Kadwell’s family. SEE WHAT ELSE IS FOR SALE IN BUNYA The pool is tucked into the bushland setting.Downstairs is a self-contained apartment, ideal for running a business or hosting guests.And there are security screens on every door and window.“There are so many windows, you can see the backyard and the pool so clearly, it’s very well planned. I can see the kids playing outside from the kitchen. “The first time I came here was when we moved in,” Mrs Kadwell said.“Mark had flown up to see it, but I bought it sight unseen.”The design of this contemporary Queenslander however was not unfamiliar to the couple.last_img read more

Gold Coast real estate: why renovators are hot property

first_imgRENOVATOR’S DELIGHT? 9 Magnolia Drive, Southport is going under the hammer in March.OLD carpet, wallpaper and original 70s kitchens — are these the best renovators on the Gold Coast?Everyone loves a good home renovation and there are plenty of potential “projects” on the Coast.With renovation shows continuing to dominate television screens and big profits to be made it’s not hard to see why they are so popular.We’ve rounded up three of the best renovators to hit the market: With three bedrooms and two bathrooms, this residence is in an elevated position on a corner block in Ashmore.Ray White agent Nick Baxter described the property as having brilliant bones and an awesome location.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa8 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag1 day ago“The residence provides the perfect bones for anybody wanting to renovate and put their own stamp on it,” the listing states.“Featuring extensive timber and exposed brick it will certainly lend itself to a Hampton’s style transformation.” 27 Kallaroo Cres, Ashmore offers plenty of opportunity to put your own stamp on the property. Inside the house at 27 Kallaroo Cres, Ashmore. 27 Kallaroo Cres, Ashmore features exposed timber and brick throughout the residence. 57 Deakin Ave, Southport Price: $539,000 9 Magnolia Drive, Southport 27 Kallaroo Cres, Ashmore Jordan Marshall of Remax Property Centre has put a call out to all renovators and potential first home buyers.He describes the three-bedder on a flat 524sq m block as an “absolute gem” on one of the best streets in Southport.He also said it was in an area among properties that sell for more than $1 million. Auction: March 29, 2020 9 Magnolia Drive, Southport. 9 Magnolia Drive, Southport. Auction: March 8 57 Deakin Ave, Southport from the street. The kitchen at 57 Deakin Ave, Southport. It is the first time this original low-set cottage built in the early 1970s has hit the market.“Have you been looking for the perfect cottage in Chirn Park that you can roll up your sleeves and get dirty doing a renovation in one of Southport’s most popular positions,” Alex McCormack of LJ Hooker Southport said.“Then this gem is just perfect.”It’s on a flat 506sq m block and a short walk to Chirn Park’s cafes and restaurant precinct.last_img read more

Teekay Selling Notes to Raise Up to USD 115 Mn

first_imgBermuda-based shipping company Teekay Corporation is looking to collect up to USD 115 million as it launched an offering to sell its convertible senior notes due 2023.The company would sell USD 100 million or up to USD 115 million convertible senior notes, if the initial purchasers exercise in full their option to purchase additional convertible notes in a private offering.The notes, convertible into Teekay’s common stock, will be the general senior unsecured obligations of Teekay and will accrue interest payable semi-annually in arrears.Furthermore, Teekay informed that it has commenced a registered public offering pursuant to an effective shelf registration statement of 10 million shares of its common stock. The company intends to grant the underwriters in that offering a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 1.5 million shares of common stock.The shipping firm expects to use the net proceeds from the offerings for general corporate purposes, which may include, among other things, repaying a portion of its outstanding indebtedness and funding working capital.last_img read more

Walker Subsea Engineering Names New Principal Engineer

first_imgWalker Subsea Engineering has appointed Andrew Gething as its new principal engineer.Andrew joined the team in the March, 2020 to support the business through its next phase of growth and development.He brings with him a strong track record in the design and delivery of complex engineering projects, including deck equipment for ships in the offshore wind, telecoms and oil & gas sectors.Andrew Gething, principal engineer, said: “I’m excited to be joining the Walker Subsea Engineering team and proud to be part of an organisation with such a focus on innovation and technical expertise. Further to the solid growth at Walker Subsea Engineering over the last few years, and with my engineering background, we will be able to continue growth in current markets, as well as reach out to new clients.”“Everyone at Walker Subsea Engineering is excited with the news of Andrew’s appointment. We will offer the usual warm welcome offered to any new starter and look forward to taking on bigger and more complex challenges,” added Vahid Walker, technical director.last_img read more

Kenya doping probe makes athletes worried Kenya’s reputation could be…

first_imgFear has gripped the Kenyan athletics fraternity following reports that Kenya could be investigated for doping, following a similar probe in Russia. Olympic bronze medalist Wilson Kipsang says Kenyan athletes are a worried lot.In Kenya’s lush Rift Valley region, famous for churning out champion runners from high-altitude training camps, fears of a Kenyan doping probe , similar to Russia’s that led to their ban from athletics, appear more real than imagined before.In the last few years, 33 Kenyan runners have failed drugs tests, with 15 athletes currently serving IAAF sanctions for doping. The trend is disturbing to the fraternity and the man who first blew the whistle on doping in kenya says that more needs to be done.As Kenya lives in fear of a Russia style- doping probe, the federation’s own vice president David Okeyo has been placed under investigations by the IAAF ethics commission for allegedly stealing over $700,000 sponsorship money from one of the federation’s sponsors, Nike, funds meant for athletics programs in the country.last_img read more

Friday will be a beach at Lee County

first_imgDONNELLSON, Iowa – This Friday night, June 23 is “Beach Night” at Lee County Speedway in Donnellson.Anyone fan wearing only a swimming suit gets into the grandstand for half price. You are welcome to bring towels, extra clothes or sandals, and whatever you would bring to the beach.We are going to attempt to make a giant water slide in victory lane. All ages will be allowed to participate as long as a waiver is signed. Kids must have parents present to sign.All drivers and significant others also bring your swimming suit as we will have a contest who goes the farthest. This will be a night of fun and laughs. Who is ready to slip and slide on Friday night? Which driver will go the farthest?last_img

McCartney to miss rest of season

first_img Press Association West Ham defender George McCartney is unlikely to play again this season after he suffered another serious knee injury in Saturday’s 3-1 win over West Brom, manager Sam Allardyce has confirmed. McCartney came off the bench in the 78th minute to make his first appearance since suffering medial ligament damage in his knee four months ago but hobbled off 15 minutes later after suffering the same injury. “I would have thought (he will miss the rest of the season),” Allardyce said in his post-match press conference. “It’s a recurrence of the same injury, his medial ligaments, which is a very big disappointment for him and for us.” center_img He went on: “We are disappointed for him because he has waited so long to get back, and get on the pitch. “We thought we would give him a run out and give the lads who had done so well a rest, but sadly he went down with the same injury.” Andy Carroll scored twice and Gary O’Neil also got on the scoresheet as West Ham romped to a morale-boosting victory over the Baggies, who grabbed a consolation penalty through Graham Dorrans late on. last_img read more

Fifa World Cup FIFA World Cup 2018 Highlights, Senegal vs Colombia: Los Cafeteros win, progress to last 16!

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Fifa World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: Welcome to News Nation live coverage of the FIFA World Cup 2018. Colombia face Senegal at the Cosmos Arena, Samara in a tight-affair to secure qualification to the last 16.Everything is still up for grabs in Group H of the FIFA World Cup 2018 with the two knockout-stage places yet to be decided and three teams in contention. With that in mind, Colombia and Senegal are set for a tightly-contested battle at the Cosmos Arena in Samara to determine which side will make the last 16.Senegal have four points after two matches, and only need a draw to secure a spot in the next round after defeating Poland (2-1) and drawing with Japan (2-2) in their prior matches.Colombia’s case is a bit more complicated.After losing to Japan (2-1) and winning against Poland (3-0), Los Cafeteros need to win at all costs to make it to the next round. They can still qualify with a draw, but they would need winless Poland to beat Japan. Highlights of Senegal vs Colombia: # The referee blows for the end of today’s match. Colombia and Japan qualify from Group H!# 90+3′ Luis Muriel (Colombia) was standing in a clear offside position, making it an easy call for the linesman.# 90+2′ CHANCE! What a chance that is! Moussa Konate (Senegal) squanders a huge opportunity as he latches on to a perfect cross from the wing. He produces a bullet header from around the penalty spot which goes well wide of the right post!# There will be a minimum of 4 min. of added time.# 88′ The manager has decided to make a substitution and Falcao walks off the pitch to be replaced by Miguel Borja (Colombia).# 87′ Dangerous play by Kalidou Koulibaly (Senegal). Milorad Mazic blows his whistle for a foul.# 87′ The free kick into the penalty area from Idrissa Gueye (Senegal) is cleared.# 86′ Luis Muriel (Colombia) makes a reckless foul in order to win the ball from his opponent. Milorad Mazic has a clear sight of it and blows his whistle. There is a free kick near the sideline to Senegal.# 85′ The referee signals that it is time for a substitution and Diafra Sakho (Senegal) comes onto the pitch so that M’Baye Niang can be given a rest.# 82′ Jose Pekerman has decided to introduce fresh legs, with Jefferson Lerma (Colombia) replacing Mateus Uribe.# 82′ Sadio Mane (Senegal) attempted to pick out a free teammate inside the box, but David Ospina comes off the line to clear the ball away.# 80′ Sadio Mane (Senegal) strikes a promising volley towards goal, but one of the defenders is quick enough to step in and make a crucial block.# 80′ The game has come to an end for Balde Keita. He has contributed as much as he could today. He will be replaced by the fresh legs of Moussa Konate (Senegal).# 79′ Ismaila Sarr (Senegal) leans back and sends a volley soaring over the bar from inside the box.# 78′ CHANCE! Sadio Mane (Senegal) outjumps the defence to meet the resulting corner and heads the ball low to the middle of the goal. The long-range header is not powerful enough, and the keeper comfortably makes a save.# 77′ Balde Keita (Senegal) prepares to take a corner kick.# 76′ M’Baye Niang (Senegal) runs with the ball towards the keeper and pulls the trigger from close range, but David Ospina anticipates his intention and makes an amazing save to stop the shot going into the top of the net. Senegal force their opponents to concede a corner# 74′ GOAL! Yerry Mina (Colombia) outjumps the defence inside the six-yard box to meet the corner and scores with a great header into the right side of the goal. The keeper had no chance to react. The score is now 0:1.# 73′ The ball is cleared after Juan Cuadrado (Colombia) attempted to dribble past an opposing player. Colombia have been awarded a corner kick.# 71′ Youssouf Sabaly (Senegal) requires medical treatment, so the referee stops play and signals for the physio to come onto the pitch.# 69′ Falcao (Colombia) is deemed to be in an offside position by the linesman and it looks like it is the right decision despite being a very close call.# Scenes from Poland vs Japan: # 66′ Falcao (Colombia) reacts well and displays good awareness inside the box to get on the end of the resulting corner kick. He fails to direct the ball into the net as it flies narrowly over the crossbar.AS IT STANDS: 1) #SEN2) #COL————- 3) #JPN4) #POL#WorldCup pic.twitter.com/We5HjEjcin— FIFA World Cup 🏆 (@FIFAWorldCup) June 28, 2018# 65′ CHANCE! Luis Muriel (Colombia) gets to the rebound just outside the box, but his attempt is blocked by one of the defending players. Colombia will take a corner kick.# 64′ Balde Keita (Senegal) should know this behaviour is beyond the rules. He was too careless with his challenge and left Milorad Mazic no option but to blow his whistle. It’s a free kick to Colombia in a dangerous position.# 63′ Sadio Mane (Senegal) fires the ball in from a mid-range free kick, but it blazes over the bar.# 62′ Carlos Sanchez (Colombia) commits a rough challenge and Milorad Mazic blows his whistle for a foul. Senegal win a free kick. It’s a promising situation for a direct shot.# 61′ A pass from Falcao (Colombia) is intercepted by Khadim N’Diaye and the move breaks down.# 59′ A raking crossfield pass from Mateus Uribe (Colombia) lacks accuracy and the opposition gain possession.# In the other game: Poland has taken the lead against Japan!# 56′ Falcao (Colombia) races towards goal but the defender gets back well to make a challenge.# 55′ Johan Mojica (Colombia) dinks a cross into the box in an attempt to find one of his teammates, but the defence manages to clear.# 54′ Ismaila Sarr (Senegal) is moving okay again after that injury scare.# 54′ The game is interrupted now, Ismaila Sarr (Senegal) picks up a knock and the physio has to come on.# 52′ Milorad Mazic blows his whistle. Kalidou Koulibaly (Senegal) commits a foul after dangerous play. # 51′ Ismaila Sarr (Senegal) is caught offside, but it was a really close call.# M’Baye Niang (Senegal) will miss the next game.# 50′ M’Baye Niang (Senegal) violates the rules and gets a yellow card.# 49′ Luis Muriel (Colombia) goes on a solo run, but he fails to create a chance as an opposition player blocks him.# 47′ Santiago Arias (Colombia) attempts to find one of his teammates, but puts far too much on the pass and the chance is gone.# 46′ Colombia keeping the possession, still trying to break that Senegalese defence line.# Second half begins!#SENCOL // STATS#WorldCup pic.twitter.com/sMZyt1lDT0— FIFA World Cup 🏆 (@FIFAWorldCup) June 28, 2018# There will be nothing more to see in the first half. The whistle blowing of Milorad Mazic has ended it.# 3 min. of stoppage-time to be played.# 45′ Johan Mojica (Colombia) shouldn’t be surprised it’s a yellow from the ref, who cooled the situation down well.# 44′ A lofted cross from Luis Muriel (Colombia) is unsuccessful as the opponent’s defence quickly clears the ball out of the penalty area.# Meanwhile at Japan vs Poland:Still 0-0 in #JPNPOL, largely due to this incredible save from Eiji Kawashima! pic.twitter.com/YLTyaK7Su6— FIFA World Cup 🏆 (@FIFAWorldCup) June 28, 2018# 40′ M’Baye Niang (Senegal) attempted to pick out a free teammate inside the box, but David Ospina comes off the line to clear the ball away.# 39′ Johan Mojica (Colombia) seems to have picked up a minor injury, but it looks like he will be able to continue playing.# 39′ Johan Mojica (Colombia) is clearly asking for some medical attention with his painful gestures. The extent of his injury is yet to be discovered.If #COL are going to qualify, they are going to have to do it without @jamesdrodriguez, who has come off injured….Still backing @FCFSeleccionCol? #SENCOL 0-0 pic.twitter.com/1F6jevRz4Q— FIFA World Cup 🏆 (@FIFAWorldCup) June 28, 2018# 37′ Wasted effort! Salif Sane (Senegal) finds himself some space, looks up but sends a dreadful shot high over the bar from long range.# 36′ Milorad Mazic has a clear sight and sees a foul from Carlos Sanchez (Colombia). Senegal have a free kick from a promising distance.# 35′ Juan Quintero (Colombia) whips a long ball in from the free kick which is intercepted by Khadim N’Diaye.# 34′ The referee blows his whistle as Salif Sane (Senegal) was too aggressive in his challenge.# 32′ Santiago Arias (Colombia) carelessly slides into the feet of his opponent and he’ll be lucky to avoid punishment. Milorad Mazic blows for the foul but keeps his cards in his pocket on this occasion.# 30′ Jose Pekerman is forced to make a change. James Rodriguez (Colombia) is not able to carry on due to injury. He is replaced by Luis Muriel.# 28′ Ismaila Sarr (Senegal) sets himself up and has a crack at goal from the edge of the box. The shot heads low to the middle of the goal, but David Ospina tracks it all the way and makes an easy save.# 27′ Balde Keita (Senegal) gets to the rebound on the edge of the penalty area and fires a shot goalwards, but David Ospina gets a hand to it and keeps it out.No goals in Group H’s matches so far today…As it stands: 1) #JPN 2) #SEN ————-3) #COL 4) #POL #WorldCup #JPNPOL // #SENCOL pic.twitter.com/DUB6LYgQub— FIFA World Cup 🏆 (@FIFAWorldCup) June 28, 2018# 25′ Falcao (Colombia) is forced to stop his attacking move after the linesman signals for offside.# 24′ Juan Quintero (Colombia) is going to send the ball in from the free kick.# 24′ Idrissa Gueye (Senegal) was too forceful with his tackle and Milorad Mazic interrupted the game to signal a free kick. Colombia have a free kick.# 22′ Idrissa Gueye (Senegal) fizzes over a cross which doesn’t cause any problems.# 20′ M’Baye Niang (Senegal) takes a mid-range free kick and tries to find one of his teammates with a cross, but the keeper climbs high and gets to it first, collecting the ball with ease.# 18′ After the VAR review the referee signals NO PENALTY, play can continue.# 16′ It’s tense out there as the referee has decided to review the penalty decision using the VAR. He makes his way over to the monitor.# 15′ Youssouf Sabaly (Senegal) was too fierce in his attempt to get the ball from his opponent and Milorad Mazic blows for a foul.# 14′ Sadio Mane (Senegal) nearly creates a chance, but his attempt to pick out a teammate with a through ball does not come off.# 12′ Juan Quintero (Colombia) attempts to find a teammate with the corner, but the effort is snuffed out by the goalkeeper.# 12′ Juan Quintero (Colombia) stands over the free kick and opts to take it himself, sending the ball towards the bottom left corner only for Khadim N’Diaye to dive and make a save. Colombia force a corner. They send men into the box.# 11′ The game is interrupted. Kalidou Koulibaly (Senegal) has violated the rules in the battle for the ball. No protests or gestures are being made as he is quite aware of what he did. Colombia are awarded a free kick from a dangerous position.# 10′ Balde Keita (Senegal) gives away a foul for a clumsy challenge. Referee Milorad Mazic saw the whole situation.# 9′ A pass from Johan Mojica (Colombia) is intercepted by Khadim N’Diaye and the move breaks down.# 8′ Balde Keita (Senegal) produces a cross from the resulting free kick far from the goal, but there’s no one to really attack the ball and the goalkeeper gathers easily.# 7′ Santiago Arias (Colombia) tackles a bit over-zealously and Milorad Mazic blows for a foul. Senegal are awarded the free kick.# 4′ Another attempt to send the ball beyond the defence by M’Baye Niang (Senegal) is thwarted and cleared to safety.# 3′ Colombian defenders are just passing around with the ball among themselves.# 1′ Kalidou Koulibaly (Senegal) fails to find a teammate across the pitch with a long ball.# Kick off!# Both sides have the exact same record over the past five matches (W2, D2, L1) across all competitions.# Colombia have kept four clean sheets in their last six matches (in all competitions), whilst Senegal have kept three in their last six (in all competitions).# Stat attack: All four matches in Group H thus far have ended with over 2.5 goals.FYI // Formations of the teams for #JPNPOL and #SENCOL ⬇️⬇️⬇️ pic.twitter.com/pUvyr067c3— FIFA World Cup 🏆 (@FIFAWorldCup) June 28, 2018The teams are here for #SENCOL…Want to watch the game? Find out who is showing it in your territory 👉 https://t.co/xliHcxWvEO— FIFA World Cup 🏆 (@FIFAWorldCup) June 28, 2018# Key battle: Sadio Mané scored against Japan and will headline Senegal’s attacking line, while James Rodriguez will carry Colombia’s hopes after creating two assists in the win against Poland last time outThese two players could be crucial today…Who’s going to win #SENCOL? #WorldCup— FIFA World Cup 🏆 (@FIFAWorldCup) June 28, 2018Colombia starting XI: Ospina, Arias, Yerry Mina, Sánchez, Mojica, Carlos Sánchez, Uribe, Cuadrado, James, Quintero, FalcaoSenegal starting XI: K.Ndiaye, Sabaly, Koulibaly, Sané, Gassama, Gueye, Kouyaté, Sarr, Mané, Niang, Keita BaldéTEAM NEWS (2/2) // #SENCOL #WorldCup pic.twitter.com/tYmWhVILSd— FIFA World Cup 🏆 (@FIFAWorldCup) June 28, 2018It’s the final day of the group stages! Here’s the plan…#WorldCup pic.twitter.com/SMK8UO6njP— FIFA World Cup 🏆 (@FIFAWorldCup) June 28, 2018last_img read more

Gardiner wins spot on Team Ireland for European Championships

first_imgTipperary’s Dean Gardiner has won the Super Heavy Weight box off to secure a place on the Irish team for the European ChampionshipsThe Clonmel man won a split decision victory over Martin Keenan in a controversial fight at the National Stadium last night to stamp his ticket to Ukraine next month.It has been organised amidst divisions within the IABA about team selection and other matters.last_img

Lionel Messi is the 2019 Ballon d’Or winner!

first_imgParis, France | AFP | Lionel Messi won a record sixth men’s Ballon d’Or award at a ceremony in Paris on Monday, beating Liverpool duo Virgil van Dijk and Sadio Mane to take the honours.Now aged 32, it is Messi’s first Ballon d’Or since 2015 and his sixth overall as he moves one ahead of his old rival Cristiano Ronaldo.Messi succeeds Luka Modric, the Real Madrid and Croatia midfielder who won the prize last year.Earlier, Dutch starlet Matthijs de Ligt won the Kopa Trophy for the best player aged under 21 at the Ballon d’Or awards ceremony in Paris on Monday, while Liverpool star Alisson won the inaugural Yashin Trophy for the best goalkeeper. Defender De Ligt, 20, starred in the Ajax side who reached the UEFA Champions League semi-finals and won the Dutch title, before joining Juventus in the close season in a deal worth 85.5 million euros ($94.7 million). The award is named after Raymond Kopa, the Real Madrid and France star of the post-war era who won the Ballon d’Or in 1958.France forward Kylian Mbappe was the inaugural winner of the prize last year.Alisson is the first winner of the new Yashin Trophy for the best goalkeeper, named after former USSR icon Lev Yashin.Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more