Selling Houses Australia’s celebrity experts Charlie Albone, Andrew Winter and Shaynna Blaze are heading to Brisbane this weekend.EVER watched those home reno shows and had a thousand things to say? This could be your chance to get on TV with celebrities Shaynna Blaze, Andrew Winter and Charlie Albone shooting Selling Houses Australia in Brisbane this weekend.A home in the south west suburb of Jamboree Heights is the next one lined up for a transformation on the show which features on the Lifestyle Channel and is in its 11th season.The home’s agent Helen Saba or More Estate Agents confirmed that the before shots and comments would be filmed this Saturday, and that some of those who turned up for the open home would be asked for comments. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus18 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market18 hours agoShaynna Blaze and Charlie Albone will be giving a Jamboree Heights home a thorough going over to make it appeal to more buyers. Huge drop in Brisbane land prices Big price drop for riverfront home “Many are looking at older homes to renovate and make it a comfortable investment to live in,” she said.With growth of 33.8 per cent in the past five years, interest in Jamboree Heights was heating up, she said.The show was expected to make over the home “over the next few weeks”. What an amazing backyard to work with.“After the makeover, there will be a reveal Open Home, on a date to be advised, to look at what magic they have made and to welcome you back to give your new opinion on its new appeal and value.” FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON FACEBOOK Andrew Winter is heading to Brisbane this weekend!“It’s pre makeover,” she said. “People will come to the open home and hopefully give some feedback. Then Selling Houses Australia will makeover the house.”“It’s amazing for the area. Honestly do you know how many people apply across Australia to get on the show?”She said with Sydney and Melbourne sales slowing, many were turning to Brisbane “because of the excellent value, for lifestyle and size of properties”. Can you just imagine what Shaynna and team will do to this home at 28 Troop Street, Jamboree Heights, Brisbane?The home will be open for viewing from 11am to 12.30pm this Saturday at 28 Troop Street, Jamboree Heights 4074.“All are welcome, maybe even be asked their opinion of what it is currently worth and what its biggest problems might be,” Ms Saba said. That’s quite a neat looking street actually.
This treehouse is for adults 17 Karthina St, Bulimba sold under the hammer for $783,000But Mrs Robillard and her husband Julien, who relocated after his France-based company bought a local Brisbane business, had a tough fight to keep the property.Bidding started at a cheeky $300,000, before auctioneer Paul Curtain put in a more realistic vendors bidder of $700,000. From there, four registered bidders, including the Robillard family, raised paddles, but the battle ultimately came down to the French family and another bidder, each offering as little as $500 to stay in contention.The bids continued to creep up in $500 and $1000 lots, before the property was finally announced on the market at $750,000. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:44Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:44 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p288p288p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenHow to bid at auction for your dream home? 01:45LITTLE Selma Robillard made everyone know who was in charge before the auction even started.“This is my house, go away,” the two-year-old declared.It set the tone for what would be a fight to the finish, with four registered bidders vying for the 1925-built Queenslander located just a stones throw away from the 20-hectare Bulimba Barracks, which was recently sold by the Department of Defence to Taiwanese-backed Shayher Group. MORE: Seaside bargains on Brisbane’s doorstep An aerial of the Bulimba Barracks Photo Supplied Defence Department Copyright Unknown Place Bulimba agent Phil Burley with Julien and Myriam Robillard and their daughter Selma, 2The developer, which is also behind the $1 billion Brisbane Quarter project, intends to remediate and develop the sought-after riverfront site. A draft Bulimba Barracks Master Plan was released by Brisbane City Council in 2015, showing what the new site could look like.But while those plans are an exciting prospect for the Robillard family, who have rented 17 Karthina Street at Bulimba since moving from France to Brisbane four years ago, the prospect of not having to relocate from the place they call home was the biggest drawcard.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus11 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market11 hours ago“Selma is so happy here,” Myriam Robillard said. “She was born here and this is the only home she has ever known.“Our parents have been here (from France). They love its typical Australian feel.“And we love our neighbours. They are as happy as we are that we are staying.” Where to buy: First home buyers hotspots And they made Mr Curtain work for a winning result, with the three bedroom house finally selling after 47 bids for $783,000.Mr Robillard said they were relieved they did not have to pack up and move from the house they love.He said they intended to “refresh” the house, and one day lift it to create more space for their growing family.“This really is home now,” he said.Mr Curtain said he expected that pocket of Bulimba to benefit from the rejuvenation and redevelopment of Bulimba Barracks.“Anyone who buys here now and sits on it for five to 10 years or so will do well,” he said. read more
Sharing is caring! Share Image via bark/Flickr Ladies, have you ever asked your partner whether you look fat in an outfit, only to give him the silent treatment for the next 24 hours when he can’t come up with the “right” answer? This is why America has an obesity problem. Somehow it’s become more acceptable to lie to our loved ones to make them feel good than it is to love them enough to spill the truth.We’d probably be better off if we acted more like Jay Wornick and wife Angela. The upstate New York couple showed up on Good Morning America this week to explain the bet that forced Jay to drop nearly 200 pounds in less than a year.Married for seven years to the father of her kids, Angela is working toward a degree in nursing and said something had to change for her 366-pound husband. Her answer was a challenge to see who could drop the most weight. He won.And then Jay sat on TV and told the world: I’m madly in love with this woman, we’re going to be together forever. Isn’t that the point of getting married? To want to be with someone for the rest of your lives, and to ensure those lives are long ones? Telling someone they’re dangerously overweight isn’t being unkind — if you do it right. You don’t call your honey a fat tub of lard. But saying, “Hey, hon, your fast food fascination is worrying me a little. Why don’t we do something together?” is pretty darn loving. It’s helping them stay alive longer so you can love them longer!By losing weight, Jay Wornick realizes he has improved his chances of spending more time with the wife he adores and their three kids too. How refreshing! Instead of being hurt by his wife noticing he was eating a disgusting amount of food, he was empowered to change for her.Sometimes the best way to show you love someone is to remind them that you care about your time together. I told my husband shortly after we were married that I really wished he’d quit smoking. I didn’t want the threat of lung cancer hanging over our heads and winding down our relationship clocks. I said it because I loved him, and I said it nicely. I didn’t lead with “Your breath stinks, and you’re making my coat smell.”And you know what? When he quit, cold turkey, it might have been one of the most romantic gestures of our newlywed phase. I saw it as a sign that he cared about us enough to suffer through the nicotine withdrawals!Has your honey ever told you that you could lose a few pounds? How did you take it?Written by Jeanne Sager on CafeMom’s blog, The Stir. 46 Views no discussions Tweet Share LifestyleRelationships Telling Your Honey He’s Fat is a Sign of True Love by: – November 16, 2011 Share read more
Phyllis J. Morling, 86, of Guilford, Indiana, passed away Monday, October 31, 2016 in Lawrenceburg, Indiana.She was born June 8, 1930 in Aurora, IN, daughter of the late Walter Wells and the late Mildred Wells.Phyllis worked as a School Bus Driver for South Dearborn School Corporation for over 20 years. She worked as a janitor for Manchester Schools for 10 years. She also worked in the dietary department of Dearborn County Hospital, as well as working at the Dryer Nursing Home in Sunman, Indiana. Phyllis was a longtime member of the Greendale First Baptist Church. She enjoyed working in her yard, gardening, baking and spending time with family, especially her great nieces and nephews.Surviving are grandson, Brent Walker of Lawrenceburg, Indiana, siblings, Paul “Gene” Wells and Juanita (late George) Holdcraft.She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Irvin Morling, daughters, Monica Walker and Melissa Stalnaker, siblings, Harold and Don Wells.Friends will be received Thursday, November 3, 2016, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm at the Rullman Hunger Funeral Home, Aurora, Indiana.Services will be held following visitation at 1:00 pm with Mark Tanner officiating.Interment will follow in the Greendale Cemetery, Greendale, Indiana 47025.Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or American Heart Association. If unable to attend services, please call the funeral home office at (812) 926-1450 and we will notify the family of your donation with a card.Visit: www.rullmans.com read more
Franklin County, In. — A motorcyclist suffered chest and shoulder injuries in a Thursday crash on Bossert Road just west of Highland Center Road around 6:40 p.m.A report from the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department says Andy Bohl, 33, of Brookville was eastbound on Bossert Road when he struck a pothole and went down.Bohl was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash. He was transported by Drewersburg EMS #1 to University of Cincinnati Hospital. His condition is not known.
The St. Louis Golf team faced off, Monday night, against tough North Decatur and Batesville teams at North Branch. Final scores for the teams were St Louis (228), North Decatur (202), and Batesville (194).Scoring for the Cardinals were Jackson Wanstrath, Cael Rahe, Rhea Miller, and Eli Vogelsang.The Cardinals’ next match is Tuesday, April 25th, at Wyaloosing Golf course against South Decatur and St. Mary’s of Greensburg.Courtesy of Cardinals Coach Randy Streator.
ELLSWORTH — The Ellsworth softball team advanced to the Class B North quarterfinals with a 14-12 win over No. 9 Nokomis on Tuesday.In a back-and-forth game, the eighth-seeded Eagles (11-6) came back from a 7-4 deficit and held off a seventh-inning rally to earn a hard-fought win over the Warriors (8-9). The team will head on the road to face top-seeded Gardiner (15-1) in the next round at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, June 8.No. 11 Mount Desert Island saw its season come to an end with a 2-1 defeat against No. 6 Foxcroft (13-4). The Ponies’ Makenzie Beaudry finished the game with 18 strikeouts. MDI finished the year 5-12.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder text
New Delhi: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Saturday recommended the names of Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Ravindra Jadeja and Poonam Yadav for the Arjuna Award.The Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) met in the Capital to discuss the matter in the presence of GM Cricket Operations Saba Karim. Karim had proposed the names of the cricketers.Bumrah has been an integral part of the Indian side in recent times and will be leading the bowling attack for India at the World Cup. Shami has also been in great form in recent times and made a remarkable comeback into the Indian limited-overs side after being considered only for the longer format in the last couple of seasons.Jadeja, who till recently was only part of the Indian Test side, has also made a return to the limited overs team and has been picked as the third spinner in the 15-member squad for the World Cup in England and Wales.Poonam has been deservedly nominated from the women’s team. IANSAlso Read: SPORTS NEWS read more
July 13, 2020 Update on the latest sports The change comes less than two weeks after owner Dan Snyder launched an organizational review amid pressure from sponsors to make a change. FedEx, Nike, Pepsi and Bank of America all lined up against the name, which was given to the franchise in 1933 when the team was still based in Boston.A new name for one of football’s oldest franchises must still be selected and it’s unclear how soon that will happen. Native American experts and advocates have long protested the name they call a “dictionary-defined racial slur.” More than a dozen Native leaders and organizations wrote to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell last week demanding an immediate end to Washington’s use of the name.Goodell, who has fielded questions on the topic for years, said he supported the review. BRAVES-NICKNAMES Braves say they won’t change name but studying chop chantATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves say they have no plans to follow the lead of the NFL’s Washington Redskins and change their team name. The tomahawk chop chant used by Braves fans is under review, however. The team said in the letter it is seeking input from the Native American community, fans, players and former players as it examines the fan experience, including the chant. The Redskins announced Monday they will change their name and Indian head logo.The Braves say they have established a “cultural working relationship” with the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians in North Carolina and formed a Native American Working Group. The name came with the team on its move from Milwaukee to Atlanta in 1966. The name was adopted in 1912, when the team was based in Boston. Westbrook made the revelation Monday on social media. As recently as Sunday, the Rockets believed that Westbrook and James Harden — neither of whom traveled with the team to Walt Disney World near Orlando last week — would be with the team in the next few days. In Westbrook’s case, that now seems most unlikely.WNBA-DELLE DONNEWNBA MVP Delle Donne says league denied her medical waiverNEW YORK (AP) — Elena Delle Donne’s request to be medically excused from the WNBA season has been denied, according to the league’s reigning MVP. Chicago’s event typically draws about 45,000 runners and wheelchair athletes, and more than one million spectators. Mayor Lori Lightfoot says she is personally disappointed at the cancellation. The Boston Marathon and New York Marathon have also been canceled because of the pandemic.OBIT-KEN CHURCHJockey Ken Church, winner of over 2,000 races, dies at 90UNDATED (AP) — Ken Church, who rode over 2,000 winners during a 20-year career that included four mounts in the Kentucky Derby, has died at age 90. ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions have signed first-round pick Jeff Okudah.The Lions also announced Monday that they signed second-round selection D’Andre Swift along with fifth-round picks Quintez Cephus and Jason Huntley.Detroit drafted Okudah, a former Ohio State standout, with third overall pick and made him the highest-drafted cornerback since Shawn Springs was selected from the same school by Seattle in 1997. The Lions are hoping he becomes a game-changing talent to help a defense that ranked No. 31 in the league last season.LAKERS-RONDO INJUREDLakers G Rajon Rondo breaks thumb in practice, out 6-8 weeks — Charlie Blackmon has returned to the Colorado Rockies after recovering from the coronavirus. The All-Star outfielder was the first major league player known to have contracted COVID-19. Blackmon says he’s trying to regain his physical fitness and hopes to be ready for the start of the pandemic-delayed season July 24. Blackmon says he was fortunate not to get too sick from the virus. He says he was only ill for 36 hours and it wasn’t as bad as the flu he came down with a couple of years ago. — Hard-throwing St. Louis Cardinals reliever Jordan Hicks has opted out of playing this season, citing pre-existing health concerns. The 23-year-old Hicks was diagnosed in high school as having Type 1 diabetes. Hicks, who routinely throws over 100 mph, is recovering from Tommy John surgery on June 26, 2019. The right-hander’s availability for this season was uncertain. Hicks had been taking part in workouts at Busch Stadium, leading up to the Cardinals’ opener on July 24 at home against Pittsburgh.VIRUS OUTBREAK-NBAWestbrook tests positiveLAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Russell Westbrook of the Houston Rockets says he has tested positive for coronavirus, and that he plans to eventually join his team at the restart of the NBA season. SEC weighs football seasonUNDATED (AP) — Southeastern Conference athletic directors met in person Monday at league headquarters in Alabama to discuss the prospects for a football season with COVID-19 cases spiking throughout much of the South.SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey said in a statement afterward that it’s “clear that current circumstances related to COVID-19 must improve.” The Big Ten and Pac-12 have said they would only play conference schedules this fall in football and other sports. Sankey said SEC leaders “believe that late July will provide the best clarity for making the important decisions ahead of us.” The group met in the large Kramer-Moore Conference room to allow for social distancing. Other groups and individuals participated by videoconference.Among topics discussed were possible scheduling options for holding athletic competition this fall, along with game management at events.In other developments: Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditREDSKINS-NICKNAMEWashington NFL team dropping ‘Redskins’ name after 87 yearsWASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington NFL team is shedding the “Redskins” name effective immediately. LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rajon Rondo has broken his right thumb in practice with the Los Angeles Lakers in Orlando. The veteran point guard will be out for six to eight weeks. Rondo has been a key backup during his second season with the Lakers, who signed him shortly after adding LeBron James to the roster in July 2018. Rondo is averaging 7.1 points, 5.0 assists and 3.0 rebounds in 48 appearances this season, including three starts. He has been a regular presence on the floor late in close games, with coach Frank Vogel trusting his veteran leadership and playmaking.VIRUS OUTBREAK-NHLNHL says 43 tested positive The union’s medical director had suggested that players wear face masks to help control the spread of the virus, but players shot down that idea. The face shield has received a better response than the mask suggestion.VIRUS OUTBREAK-CHICAGO MARATHONChicago marathon canceledCHICAGO (AP) — The Bank of America Chicago Marathon has been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. In a statement Monday, marathon organizers and city officials cited the challenge of staging the large-scale Oct. 11 event while COVID-19 concerns endure. As of Sunday, Chicago’s health department reported 55,184 confirmed cases of the virus and 2,682 deaths due to complications from COVID-19. Associated Press The Washington Mystics star said in a statement Monday that the independent panel of doctors the league and union agreed upon to decide whether players should be medically excused deemed her not to be “high risk, and should be permitted to play in the bubble.” Had Delle Donne been medically excused, she would have earned her entire salary for the season. Now, if she chooses not to play, the defending WNBA champion Mystics wouldn’t have to pay her.Delle Donne has battled Lyme disease since 2008. The disease is not included on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s list of underlying conditions that could put someone at an increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19.Delle Donne’s new teammate Tina Charles also was waiting for a decision from the medical panel. If both players miss the season, the Mystics would be down to 10 players on the roster.NFL-LIONS-OKUDALions sign 1st-round pick Okudah, Swift, Cephus, Huntley’ —The Patriot League has joined the Ivy League and called off fall sports because of the pandemic. The league’s 10 Division I schools will not compete this fall in football, soccer and women’s volleyball. The Ivy League announced a similar decision last week. VIRUS OUTBREAK-NFL-FACE SHIELDSNFL comes up with face shields for helmetsUNDATED (AP) — With NFL training camps set to start at the end of the month, the league believes it is one step closer to addressing player safety amid the coronavirus pandemic. It has come up with face shields for the players’ helmets. The face shield was designed by Oakley, which already provides visors for the players. Church was diagnosed with pneumonia a week ago at the retirement facility where he lived in Reno, Nevada, and was taken to a hospital. His daughter, Debbie Anderson, says he contracted COVID-19 there and died. Church’s best finish in the Kentucky Derby was fifth place in 1950 aboard Oil Capitol. The Canadian-born jockey won five straight races in one day at Chicago’s old Washington Park on June 10, 1952. MLB-BASEBALL ROUNDUPMajor league teams try to ramp up the competition in campUNDATED (AP) — Major league teams are working out in mostly empty ballparks, mindful the long-awaited start to the season is barely a week away and fans won’t be coming. So teams are trying as best they can to ramp up the competitiveness of summer camps conducted in isolation. Several teams announced upcoming exhibition games, including Houston at Kansas City, Kansas City at St. Louis, and Cleveland against Pittsburgh. The Milwaukee Brewers will play intrasquad games for several nights starting Tuesday and are dubbing them the Blue and Gold World Series, a nod to manager Craig Counsell’s alma mater, Notre Dame. Also in MLB: UNDATED (AP) — The NHL says 43 players tested positive for the coronavirus from June 8 through the end of the league’s optional workouts.That number announced Monday includes 30 who tested positive at team facilities and 13 the league is aware of who tested positive outside the league’s protocols for its Phase 2.The NHL opened Phase 3 Monday with the start of training camps for the 24-team playoffs, scheduled to open in two hub Canadian cities — Toronto and Edmonton, Alberta — on Aug. 1. Players had until Monday evening to elect to opt out of competition without penalty.All players who tested positive self-isolated. The NHL is not sharing names of the players who test positive or the teams involved.VIRUS OUTBREAK-COLLEGE SPORTS read more
USC joined the Alcohol Prevention Coalition this summer in an effort to expand educational information and research regarding alcohol use by college students.The goal of the Alcohol Prevention Coalition partnership is to further develop AlcoholEdu, an online alcohol safety class required for incoming freshmen that USC used for seven years.The Alcohol Prevention Coalition, sponsored by Outside the Classroom, hopes to improve AlcoholEdu by researching and identifying new methods of encouraging responsible drinking habits.“We hope joining the Alcohol Prevention Coalition will help USC keep up with the latest thinking and strategies about how to encourage students to use alcohol responsibly,” said Michael Jackson, vice president of student affairs.Paula Swinford, director of Health Promotion and Prevention Services, said the initial task of the Alcohol Prevention Coalition is to implement two new programs: GreekLifeEdu and AlcoholEdu for Sanctions.GreekLifeEdu, a program that is already being used by many nationwide fraternities and sororities, is targeted at students who participate in Greek life and addresses issues that are unique to those communities.According to Swinford, this program focuses on sexual violence, alcohol abuse and hazing.“The Greek council is really excited about this because it allows them to set an agenda and expectations with new members so that everybody gets the same message and understands the context of being Greek at USC,” Swinford said.Though AlcoholEdu and GreekLifeEdu are primarily prevention tools targeted at students who have not had past issues with drinking, AlcoholEdu for Sanctions was created for students who have had negative consequences related to alcohol.In the past, HPPS has scheduled one-on-one meetings with students who have had difficulty with alcohol or drug abuse. Last year, 280 students were referred to the drug education program.With AlcoholEdu for Sanctions, students will have to complete an online course instead of having one-on-one meetings with faculty members at HPPS.“What we realized is that there is a much more convenient tool online,” Swinford said.In addition to these new programs, USC will now be able to participate in biannual research summits and communicate with other schools regarding issues of alcohol abuse.“We will see what other colleges and universities are doing, share information and try out new ideas for teaching students about how to have fun, party and socialize without alcohol being at the center of these activities,” Jackson said.Swinford said she believes students will be receptive to this new initiative.“There are students in leadership that we have talked to about this and the general feeling is a positive one,” she said.Jordan Merimee, a sophomore majoring in theater, said the most important aspect of creating this new program is making sure it is implemented effectively.He said he believes USC should focus on the social aspect of drinking and how that can lead to alcohol abuse.“AlcoholEdu doesn’t really express how widespread drinking is on a college campus,” he said.Shelbie Bartholomew, a sophomore majoring in creative writing, said she believes AlcoholEdu provided her with helpful information when she took the course before her freshman year.She said she is hopeful that by joining the Alcohol Prevention Coalition, USC students will be able to better understand the consequences of their actions.“I don’t know if this will stop drinking, but it might keep people more informed about what they are doing,” Bartholomew said.For now, these programs are the only scheduled changes taking place on campus in regard to alcohol education. However, Swinford said there is always a chance that new initiatives will begin in future years.“We do look at our data and try to address the things that are unique to USC,” she said. “I let the data drive the next decision.” read more