This lowset Lota home will leave you floored

first_imgThe home at 32 Outram St, LotaThis renovated lowset home is perfect for those who like to entertain in style.The home at 32 Outram St, Lota, was completely renovated a year ago. Marketing agent Kyle Woodbine said the property was an entertainer’s paradise, with open-plan living leading to the patio and inground swimming pool.“The first thing to catch your eye upon entering this home is the magnificent polished concrete flooring, which definitely sets the pace for the rest of the home,” Woodbine said.The home opens up to a living area and a hallway with the three bedrooms on one side and the family bathroom, laundry and study nook on the other.The renovated living space has a polished concrete floor.The master bedroom has a walk-in wardrobe and an ensuite with a double shower and twin basins.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 2020The two other bedrooms have built-in wardrobes and the family bathroom has a separate shower and bath.The hallway leads to the open-plan living, dining and kitchen area.The kitchen has an island bench with seating, a DeLonghi 50-bottle wine fridge, instant gas hot water, a 900mm gas cooktop and oven for cooking enthusiasts, stone benchtops and an in-built range hood lined with cedar.Sliding doors lead to the patio, creating easy indoor-outdoor living.The outdoor area has a built-in barbecue and bar fridge.The patio has a built-in natural gas barbecue and a bar fridge, stone benchtop, fans and a 4.6m-high raked cedar ceiling.The inground swimming pool has lighting, glass fencing and contemporary pavers.The home also has six-zone ducted airconditioning, a CCTV security system, a 5kW solar system and Amplimesh security screens throughout.“This outstanding home would ideally suit retirees, couples and families looking for the complete package,” Woodbine said.last_img read more

Aged care facility to go ahead in Brisbane’s inner-north

first_imgAveo has been given approval to build an aged care facility at it’s Albion retirement community.Retirement provider Aveo Group has been given the green light to build a $27 million aged care facility at its Albion retirement community, The Clayfield. The facility will feature 105 aged care beds across six levels and will be the final stage in The Clayfield development, due to be completed in 2020. Aveo CEO Geoff Grady said the approval marked a milestone for The Clayfield.“This is the final piece of The Clayfield’s puzzle and we’re looking forward to delivering a state-of-the-art Residential Aged Care Facility for the residents of this thriving community so they can age in place,” he said. More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach Northless than 1 hour agoNew apartments released at idyllic retirement community Samford Grove Presented by “This will be a community for life so that residents can remain among their neighbours and friends even if they require more care down the track.“Care and wellbeing is at the heart of everything we do – residents already have access to a Health and Wellness centre and can take advantage of a full range of support services including a 24-hour emergency call system, physiotherapist, medical, nursing and home care.”The Clayfield currently offers private aged care in its apartments. The community already has 235 independent living units across five separate structures and incorporates three heritage-listed properties, Highland House and Whytecliffe House constructed circa 1869 and 1876 respectively, as well as O’Driscoll Hall which was built around 1926. The latest development approval will also include an extension of the existing community amenities to include a day spa, beauty salon, education, craft, music and learning centre, theatre and residents’ bar.The Clayfield is at 469 Sandgate Road, Albion, with apartment prices starting from $450,000.Mr Grady said the group was pleased to start the final journey of the flagship project.last_img read more

Coastal acreage with two homes, pool, motorbike jumps and stables

first_img Would you swim in a skip bin? Home with $14K bathtub for sale There are two homes on the property, both of which have been completely renovated. “The houses were dated and a bit tired when we bought the place,” Mr Murdoch said. “We completely renovated both – new walls, new floors, new ceilings, new kitchens, new bathrooms and rewired and replumbed.”The main house is a two-storey, five-bedroom modern Queenslanders with classic features that include VJ walls, timber floorboards and two timber decks. There are three bedrooms, a study, a bathroom and a laundry on the lower level, along with a lounge room and a rumpus room opening to an entertaining area. The kitchen has custom timber cabinetry and a farmhouse sink. Picture: supplied.Upstairs there are two more bedrooms and a bathroom. The lounge room is at the front of the home and has access to the entry deck while the open-plan kitchen and dining area flows out through bi-fold doors to the rear deck. The kitchen has granite benchtops, custom timber cabinetry with leadlight doors and modern appliances.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus11 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market11 hours agoThe three bedroom cottage has an open-plan living, dining and kitchen space, a bathroom and a deck off the main bedroom. Mr Murdoch said his favourite part of the main home was the kitchen and back deck. “From the back deck you can look out over the nine acres of flat, usable land and you can see the kids riding their motorbikes, in the horse arena, in the pool or fishing in the dam,” he said. The property is set up for horses and cattle. Picture: supplied. The property comes with a saltwater swimming pool, a five-bay shed, stables, riding arena, round yard and three fenced paddocks. There are veggie gardens, fruit trees and a cubby house. At the back of the property there is easy access to 150 acres of crown land and the mouth of Elimbah Creek. The property is in the small seaside township of Meldale, which Mr Murdoch said was a “hidden utopia” only eight minutes from the Bruce Highway. The property is on the market through Sue Dewar of Richardson and Wrench Caboolture.center_img The main house at 66 Bullock Creek Road, Meldale. Picture: supplied.This slice of coastal acreage with two homes is the perfect setting for grand childhood adventures like horse and motorbike riding, fishing in the dam, crabbing in the nearby creek or playing make-believe in the cubby house. Owner Ben Murdoch has called the 3.58ha property at 66 Bullock Creek Rd, Meldale, home for the past five years with his wife and four children. “The kids love it,” he said. “They love being able to have animals, going to check the crab pots, and being able to have the pool, swing sets, cubby house and tree houses.“There’s a horse arena, motorbike jumps and a spring fed dam where they can fish.“My youngest daughter’s favourite time of the day is when she can go collect eggs from the chickens.” The view from the back deck of the main house. Picture: supplied. RELATED: Take a peek inside a $1.5M renovationlast_img read more

Orion Group Announces 2017 Results

first_imgOrion Group Holdings today reported net income of $9.5 million ($0.34 diluted earnings per share) for the three months ended December 31, 2017.  These results compare to net loss of $6.3 million, ($0.23 diluted loss per share) for the same period a year ago. Excluding net benefits of $4.3 million related to the implementation of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 and other tax reserves, adjusted net income for the fourth quarter 2017 was $5.2 million ($0.19 diluted earnings per share).For the full year 2017, the company reported net income of $0.4 million ($0.01 diluted earnings per share), which compares to the prior full year 2016 net loss of $3.6 million ($0.13 diluted loss per share).Excluding the fourth quarter tax-related benefit, adjusted net loss for the full year 2017 was $3.9 million ($0.14 diluted loss per share).“During the fourth quarter, we bid on approximately $606 million and were successful on approximately $140 million,” said Chris DeAlmeida, Orion Group Holding’s Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.  “This resulted in a 0.86 times book-to-bill ratio and a win rate of 23.1%. In the Marine segment, we bid on approximately $179 million during the fourth quarter 2017 and were successful on $66 million, which translated into a 0.75 times book-to-bill ratio and a win rate of 36.8%.”Orion Group Holdings provides services both on and off the water in the continental United States, Alaska, Canada and the Caribbean Basin through its heavy civil marine construction segment and its commercial concrete segment.The company’s heavy civil marine construction segment services include marine transportation, facility construction, marine pipeline construction, marine environmental structures, dredging of waterways, channels and ports, environmental dredging, design, and specialty services.last_img read more

Fernandes: I’m hungry for titles with Man Utd

first_img “Coming to a club that hasn’t won in a while but is hungry to win, is what a player needs. “Having names like Cristiano and Nani, who won great trophies here, makes me want to try to have those achievements as well. Read Also:Fernandes: I’m proud Ronaldo recommended me to Man Utd chiefs “Nani, with whom I had the opportunity to work with at Sporting, always spoke very well of Manchester to me. And the fact that Cristiano gave good references to people who were asking about me before my signing, makes me proud of what I have been doing.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Bruno Fernandes says he joined Manchester United determined to help the club win silverware. Month of March Man U player of the month Bruno Fernandes United signed Fernandes from Sporting Lisbon in the January transfer window, and the Portugal international has been something of a revelation at Old Trafford. Fernandes told Canal 11: “Signing for Manchester was the same feeling as when I signed for Sporting in Portugal: the dream of playing for a major club in Portugal, of being in the Premier League, of representing the best English club in recent years.Advertisementcenter_img Promoted Content18 Cities With Neverending Tourist-FlowTop 10 Tiniest Phones Ever Made10 Phones That Can Work For Weeks Without RechargingWill You Recognize Celebs In Their Kid Photos?7 Train Stations In The World You Wish To Stay At Longer7 Action Movies That’ll Give You An Adrenaline Rush7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market ValueThe Best Cars Of All Time6 TV Shows That Got Better After A Major Character Had Left8 Things That Will Happen If An Asteroid Hits EarthCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?10 Of The Dirtiest Seas In The Worldlast_img read more

Should Region 6 be placed under martial law?

first_imgThere is no need to rush it, said San Enrique,Iloilo’s Mayor Mediatrix Fernandez who is also the president of the League ofMunicipalities of the Philippines – Iloilo chapter. Western Visayas in general has no peace andorder problem, he stressed. Western Visayas is generally peaceful, saidFernandez. For his part, Mayor Ronilo Caspe of Cabatuan,Iloilo said there is no big reason to place the whole Western Visayas undermartial law. Incidentally, today the country is marking the47th anniversary of the declaration of martial law in the country by thenPresident Ferdinand Marcos to supposedly quell communist rebellion. Fernandez said one situation where martial lawmay be declared is when “grabe na gidbala ang war and may fear orthreatened kita sang New People’sArmy (NPA) guerillas.” In July, the Philippine National Police (PNP)deployed over 300 elite Special Action Force (SAF) troops in a bid to restorepeace and order in Negros Island. Fernandez described as isolated the spate ofkillings in Negros and that these could be addressed by the military and policethere. “Kinahanglani-assess anay. Karon kon martial law na,ang economic growth mangin apektado,ilabi pa nga kanami sang Iloilo,”Fernandez stressed. The series of killings allegedly mounted bycommunist rebels sparked fear of a possible imposition of martial law in NegrosIsland and even in the whole Region 6. Since January2017, 87 civilians have been killed in Negros Occidental and Oriental,according to Defend Negros #StopTheAttacks network. ILOILO – Should Western Visayas provinces beplaced under martial law to contain the possible spread of killings in NegrosIsland? “Ang instruction niya (President Rodrigo Duterte) is to finish theproblem of insurgency,” Albayalde added.  Placing under martial law even relativelypeaceful areas of the region would have adverse effects, Caspe said. Only specific areas with severe insurgency orpeace and order problems should be placed under military rule, he stressed. No less than PNP chief General Oscar Albayaldehimself said in July that the violence was “confined in an area” and had notspread to the entire Negros Island. “Siguroif our way of life is affected, then declaring martial law may be the fastestway to solve the problem,” she stressed. This year, deemedthe bloodiest day was July 25 – seven died in separate shooting incidents NPA rebels blamed“death squads” of policemen, soldiers and paramilitary but the police andmilitary pointed to the insurgents as behind the attacks./PNlast_img read more

‘Two-day power outage unplanned’

first_imgUnfortunately, Unit 3 also tripped offdue to an imbalance in the boiler, said Madrid. Following this, Madrid said, PEDC’sUnit 2 and Unit 3 were activated by around 10 p.m. on Oct. 29. “Nobody wanted this to happen. Thepower outage affected not only our power consumers but also us in PCPC. We wantto assure all our customers that we will continue to work tirelessly to deliverour commitment of a stable power supply,” Kintanar stressed. “The drop in grid voltage caused bythe trip of the power plant in Iloilo City resulted in an automatic trip of ourplant. This is a protective system meant to prevent major damage to ourfacility,” said PCPC Operations and Maintenance (O&M) head, Engineer AlbinKintanar. Regarding the Oct. 30 blackout, Madridsaid there was a transmission problem on the part of the National Grid Corp. ofthe Philippines (NGCP), thus the plant had to isolate itself and activate itsprotection. The tripping also caused criticalissues in the boiler and turbine of the Concepcion power plant, he added. Their team tried to put back the plantonline but the unstable grid voltage caused delays in starting the plant’sauxiliaries, ultimately affecting the start-up of the power plant unit,Kintanar further explained. This Nov. 11, Madrid said, key playersin the local power sector such as GBP, PCPC, NGCP, and Panay Electric Co. willdiscuss the twin blackouts “to come up with better relay coordination,” saidMadrid. “It is really about the adjustment ofthe protection system… it’s about the fault clearing time,” said Madrid. “It isa review to improve the relay coordination among us.”/PN The PCPC O&M team estimated atleast five days to complete all the needed work to get back the plant online,said Kintanar, but they were able to finish it in three and a half days only. On the other hand, GBP’s First VicePresident for Panay Site Operations, Engineer Petronilo Madrid, explained thaton Oct. 29 a technical problem caused Unit 1 of Panay Energy DevelopmentCorp.’s (PEDC) coal-fired power plant to trip off. PCPC disconnected from the Visayasgrid on Oct. 29 at 5:27 p.m. and was synchronized to the grid on Nov. 2 at 11a.m. They dismissed speculations that itwas deliberate. ILOILO City – The power outage on Oct.29 and 30 was unplanned, stressed the two big power generation firms in PanayIsland, Palm Concepcion Power Corp. (PCPC) and Global Business Power (GBP). “Angmga trippings na ganyan, they happen simply because of the protection…we havethree systems – generation, transmission and distribution. Any fault along thethree systems may cause tripping, that is why we have this relay coordination,”said Madrid at the side lines of the Power 101 Media and Business Forum held atthe GBP Institute of Energy. According to PCPC, which operates acoal-fired power plant in Concepcion, Iloilo, there was an external grid event. Adding to it was a redundancy in theirdesalination plant, he added.last_img read more

Car hauler fire over the weekend

first_imgBatesville, IN—Batesville Fire and Rescue responded to a semi fire at the westbound rest area on Sunday afternoon.  A car hauler carrying several vehicles caught fire causing damage to the vehicles.  Crews were able to extinguish the fire immediately and no injuries were reported.last_img

CAF Confederation Cup: Usule hands Enyimba crucial win

first_imgRelatedPosts Kidnappers free Enyimba midfielder, Abia Comets player NPFL: Olisema shines as Enyimba tame Adamawa United NPFL: Enyimba too strong for Sunshine Stars + All Week 24 results After a poor start against Hassania Agadir, Usman Abd’Allah’s men returned to winning ways against the Ivorian football outfit.Substitute Martins Usule was the hero as Enyimba registered their first Confederation Cup win this year, edging FC San Pedro in Aba.The two-time African champions made a poor start to the tournament after losing 2-0 to Hassania Agadir, thanks to first-half goals from Karim El Berkaoui and Malick Cisse.However, they put their title aspiration back on track with a 1-0 victory over the Cote d’Ivoire Premier League team in Sunday’s Group D fixture.With honours shared at half time, coach Usman Abd’Allah threw Usule into the field for Samson Obi – and the forward did not disappoint.The goal brought the best out of San Pedro but they could not level the scores in the keenly contested encounter.Victory for the Nigerians put them in second position pending the outcome of the showdown between Hassania and Algeria’s Paradou AC.Enyimba travel to the Mustapha Tchaker Stadium, Blida for their next fixture against Paradou on December 29. Tags: CAF ConfederationEnyimba FCKarim El BerkaouiMalick Cisselast_img read more

Sen. Ted Cruz and AOC Want Birth Control to be OTC

first_imgA conservative Republican senator and a liberal Democratic representative are teaming up to make birth control over-the-counter.On Wednesday, Senator Ted Cruz of Texas offered to work with Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York on a bill to allow birth control to be sold OTC.Ted Cruz and AOC aren’t just tweeting — they’re talking IRLhttps://t.co/kKT6Zy0fb6 pic.twitter.com/Ii5JqDgof7— POLITICO (@politico) June 13, 2019 The Cruz-AOC partnership drew renewed attention this week when Cruz responded to Ocasio-Cortez’s tweet that “birth-control should be over-the-counter, pass it on.” Cruz responded: “I agree” and suggested teaming up again on a clean bill.Under current FDA regulations, a woman has to get a prescription before she can buy contraceptives. Ocasio-Cortez tweeted on Friday that birth control should be OTC, and Cruz is suggesting a straightforward bill to make it so. The two are also in agreement that former members of Congress shouldn’t become lobbyists.last_img read more