Guess the age of this house

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first_imgEverything new is old again at this excellent colonial-reproduction in Northgate.Oenophiles have been well catered for with a glass-walled wine cellar and cold room on the lower level designed to keep your favourite tipple at just the right temperature. Down the stairs then lounge to the right, wine buffs to the left.As if that weren’t enough, the pool, tennis court and barbecue have been given plenty of room on the enormous block too.Follow Kieran Clair on Twitter at @kieranclair. More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home3 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor3 hours ago94 Peary Street is imposing, but not ancient.“As far as I’m aware, it’s probably the best house in Northgate, and one of the biggest blocks,” Mr Warat said.The home has ‘all fours’ — four-bedrooms, four-bathroom and four-car accommodation with internal features including VJ-and-rail linings, archways and polished timber. This Northgate home wouldn’t look out of place in some of our oldest, inner-city suburbs, but how old is it?Located at 94 Peary St, Northgate, this two-level renovated property is just 25-years-old according to Ray White Ascot agent, Damon Warat.“It’s a replica,” he said.“In close proximity to the city, there’s not many big family homes of this calibre.”The renovated, two-level property is all finials and fretwork from the front, and has been set on a monster 1846sq m of land with 180 degree views of the suburb. Anyone up for a spot of tennis and a quick dip before the barbecue?last_img read more

Tim Gurner expects Brisbane unit rebound as soon as mid next year

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first_imgVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 2:02Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -2:02 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Trackdefault, 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 Rate1xFullscreenSneak peak: FV building02:02PROMINENT property development Tim Gurner has sunk billions into the apartment market across the major capitals, and he believes Brisbane will be ready for its second unit surge within a year.Mr Gurner, who has just completed the $600m iconic FV building in Fortitude Valley which sold out within 12 weeks in 2015, expected the next wave of buildings to begin when construction costs drop mid next year.He said having supply come to a stop was a good thing,“The market dictates what it wants and supply has stopped – it hasn’t slowed, it’s stopped – which is a great thing. Everyone who’s bought is going to do really, really well because there’s not going to be that supply that everyone talked about.” The FV building has reshaped Fortitude Valley.He believed new Brisbane apartments such as those in his FV building would not have issues attracting tenants.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this homeless than 1 hour agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investorless than 1 hour ago“The tenant interest we’ve had in here is strong,” he said. “We can’t even cater for the number of people that want to get through. There is a huge amount of occupancy demand.”“I am not interested in doing a product that’s mass market or typical. I expect our owners to do really well and that’s why we’ve taken it to the level we have. We invested another $9m here on top of what we originally thought through all the amenity levels and apartments. It’s a bit of a love, I wanted to create a space better than anything in the market and then we wanted to take it up again to an international luxury hotel standard.” FV has a luxury hotel feel.Mr Gurner said Brisbane “was a little bit too hot at one point” more than a year ago.“I think that reflected in construction prices that went through the roof, but now we would be looking to launch projects up here in mid next year when construction pricing comes back a bit.”His next Brisbane project set to launch in 2018 will have 200 apartments next door to FV.“And we’re looking again now,” he said, for more sites in Brisbane.last_img read more

Expat snaps up Colonial-style gem for top dollar

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first_imgThe home at 41 Richmond St, Chelmer.The chef’s kitchen was designed to flow out to a wraparound timber deck and veranda, overlooking a saltwater pool and landscaped yard with an 80-year-old Poinciana tree. Other features include timber floors, Louis Poulsen pendant lighting and VJ walls.“The big thing with this property is that it’s on one level,” Ms Fraser said. “That was appealing.”She said the prestige market in Chelmer had been performing well. The suburb is 7km from the CBD and has a median house price of $1.05 million, CoreLogic data shows. The home at 41 Richmond St, Chelmer.ONE of Chelmer’s most recognisable homes has sold for $2.95 million after attracting multiple offers.The grand, Colonial-style home at 41 Richmond St sold after auction to an expat family.Marketing agent Ann-Karyn Fraser of Place New Farm said two expat families made multiple offers for the property, which received strong interest from overseas buyers during its sale campaign.“It’s such an iconic home in the area,” Ms Fraser said.More from newsDigital inspection tool proves a property boon for REA website3 Apr 2020The Camira homestead where kids roamed free28 May 2019The beautiful, big family home on a huge 1300sq m block had recently been renovated by architect Elizabeth Watson-Brown.last_img read more

Study claims legalising cannabis doesn’t make teens want to smoke it (Altho that’s not what the study says!)

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first_imgLegalising cannabis doesn’t make teens want to smoke it – studyNewsHub 9 July 2019Family First Comment: “It simply confirms that New Zealand would do well to wait and watch. At the end of the day, it’s a society-wide policy that will affect all age groups.”New research finding legalising cannabis doesn’t result in more teens taking up toking has been dismissed by opponents of the widely-used drug.Researchers in the US looked at 25 years of survey data in 33 states, including 27 which have legalised medicinal use and seven where it’s legal to smoke for fun. All-up 1.4 million high school students’ responses were looked at.According to the findings, published Tuesday (NZ time) in journal JAMA Pediatrics, there was no link between legalisation for medicinal or recreational purposes and increased rates of teenage cannabis use. In fact, they found the opposite.“Recreational marijuana laws appear to be associated with a decrease in the odds of both measures of marijuana use, which may be because it is more difficult for teenagers to get marijuana if drug dealers are replaced by licensed dispensaries that require proof of age,” the Montana State University researchers said in a statement.Skepticism from opponentsBut conservative lobby group Family First says the study has flaws – the Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YBRS), from which the researchers pulled their data, only covers teenagers who go to school.“All YRBS data is also self-reported, and underreporting or overreporting of behaviours cannot be determined,” said national director Bob McCoskrie, who also took aim at one of the groups which funded the study.“The Koch Foundation is pro-cannabis law reform.”He said the latest study “goes against other governmental evidence showing higher usage rates in legalised states”, citing data collected by the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) – an annual survey run by the US government.“Colorado, where recreational marijuana has been legal since 2012, has the highest rate of first-time marijuana use among youth,” said McCoskrie.The NSDUH data shows use in states where it’s legal is generally higher than where it isn’t across all age groups, including youth. But states where cannabis was popular when illegal were arguably the most likely to vote for legalisation in the first place.The NSDUH data also shows that in Colorado – the first state to legalise cannabis – first-time use rates amongst 12- to 17-year-olds are in fact the highest in the country, as McCoskrie says.But past data collected by the NSDUH also shows since 2012, usage rates amongst 12- to 17-year-olds in Colorado has fallen. In 2012 17.6 percent of 12- to 17-year-olds reported using cannabis in the previous year, and 10.47 percent in the previous month.By 2017, those rates had fallen to 16.97 and 9.02 respectively – backing up what the latest study has found. Across the US, the data shows past-month use for teenagers falling from 9.82 percent to 6.46 percent, and past-year from 13.86 to 12.19.“Yes – overall use around the US is reducing in parts of that specific age group – but legalised states continue to buck the speed of that trend,” McCoskrie replied.“It simply confirms that New Zealand would do well to wait and watch. At the end of the day, it’s a society-wide policy that will affect all age groups.”National drug reform spokesperson Paula Bennett echoed McCoskrie, saying flatlining use was not an argument in favour of legalisation.“This doesn’t align with the Government’s intention of minimising harm, as drug use hasn’t decreased but instead stayed the same,” she told Newshub.“There is also mixed evidence on how prevalent the black market still is. There are some places where the use of the black market has increased, especially when people can obtain a cheaper product with a higher potency.”She said more time was needed to evaluate the effects of legalisation in Colorado and Canada “so we can make the best-informed decision before we go ahead with legalising recreational marijuana”.Bennett in May declined invitations to debate Swarbrick on cannabis legislation, saying a “‘for and against’ argument at this time is not the best way for the public to get the best information”.READ MORE: https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/new-zealand/2019/07/legalising-cannabis-doesn-t-make-teens-want-to-smoke-it-study.html>last_img read more

Thailand reports 1st COVID-19 death

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first_img“This was a case of local transmission,and he was at risk because he had exposure to Chinese tourists,” Suwanchaisaid, speaking at a news conference. (Reuters) BANGKOK – A 35-year-old Thai man whoalso had dengue fever has died from a coronavirus infection, Thailand’s firstdeath from the COVID-19 disease, Suwanchai Wattanayingcharoen, director-generalof the Department of Disease Control, said on Sunday. Thailand has recorded 42 coronaviruscases since January, with 30 of those recovering and 11 still being treated inhospitals, according to the department. Thai health officials said the dead manhad worked in the retail sector, where he had come into contact with manytourists during the early stages of the outbreak. Suburan train passengers wear protective face masks amid fears of the spread of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus in Bangkok on February 29, 2020. AFPlast_img read more

Twisters Double Up Wildcats

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first_imgThe Oldenburg Boys traveled to Franklin County tonight winning 4-2.‘We had a well played first have scoring 3 times before the half. The second half we hit the goal early and made it 4-0. The boys dominated possession, but had trouble putting the ball in the net. They had a bit of a hiccup in the defense allowing the Wildcats to put 2 quick ones in. Final score, OA-4; FC-2.’ Courtesy of Sandy Mahoney.Oldenburg ran off to a quick 4-0 lead, but FC fought back, scoring two quick goals. The first was Juan Simancas and the second, Cledith Martin. FC will hit the training pitch Thursday in preparation for Rushville on Monday. Courtesy of Wildcats Coach Dan Gartenman.last_img

Rangers’ Ifeanyi George buried in Lagos

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first_imgRelatedPosts Rangers postpone resumption 2020/2021 Season: Rangers set resumption date Aribo sets Rangers goal target Late Rangers International of Enugu striker, Ifeayi Onwubiko George, has been laid to rest on Saturday in Lagos. George was interred at Atan Cemetery, Yaba, Lagos amidst rains of tears by few family members and friends at the grave side. Shortly after the interment, the General Manager and Chief Executive Officer of Rangers FC, Prince Davidson Owumi, said: “It has been a week long season of pains and tears for the Rangers family since the confirmation of Ifeanyi George demise. But with his burial as requested by the family in Lagos, some weight is lifted off everybody that is concerned with the footballer. “We had representatives at the burial site and we thank all those that were there. “Ifeanyi will remain indelible in the hearts of all of us. May his soul find eternal rest in the bosom of our Lord.” Meanwhile, condolence messages have continued to pour in from the late player’s teammates and friends. Obinna Eleje wrote: “Goodbye is the saddest word as you are laid to rest today, may our good Lord accept your soul brother. A great loss to Rangers F.C and football family. Odogwu NARUO.” Nnamdi Egbujuo also wrote: “Still crying till tomorrow for the death of my brother, teammate, Ifeanyi George known as Odogwu as you are laid to rest today, I pray that God Almighty will accept you. Till we meet again, goodbye brother.” Ifeanyi Egwim wrote: “Farewell my brother as you are laid to rest today. May God grant your gentle soul rest in perfect peace.” “Ify George, believe me, if man forget you, God will never forget you. Go and rest today and rest in peace. We love you but God loves you more,” was the submission of Emeka Atuloma, a good friend of George. Chidera Ezeh, a former teammate, while extolling the virtues of late George, wrote: “Rest on my brother, my friend. May your soul and all the departed ones be accepted by the Almighty. Farewell George… farewell Zlatan… farewell Odogwu…” Rangers management have activated moves for the late striker’ family get the life insurance policy compensation due him. George, Emmanuel Ogbu, a Rangers feeders player, and a friend, Eteka Gabriel, died last Sunday in ghastly auto crash.Tags: Davidson OwumiEmmanuel OgbuIfeanyi GeorgeRangers FClast_img read more

Messi becomes football’s second billionaire + Top 10

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first_imgBarcelona star Lionel Messi has become football’s second billionaire.After Cristiano Ronaldo previously achieved the feat, Messi has now earned $1 billion in pre-tax earnings during his career, as reported by Forbes. Messi is the highest earning player in 2020 according to Forbes, with the Argentina international set to earn $126 million (£98 million) – split between his salary of $92 million (£72 million) plus $34 million (£26 million) in endorsements.Having recently agreed to stay at Barcelona for another season after much uncertainty, Messi will hope that he can help the Catalan club to bounce back after they failed to win a trophy last campaign.In addition to his boot deal with Adidas, Messi also has endorsement deals with Pepsi, Budweiser and AI-vision company OrCam Technologies.Ronaldo is in second place on Forbes’ list, with the Juventus attacker on course to earn $117 million (£91 million).With 457 million followers across his social media accounts, Ronaldo is the most popular athlete in the world. He has deals with companies like Nike and Herbalife.In third is Paris Saint-Germain winger Neymar, who is due to earn $96 million (£75 million).The Brazil international recently switched to Puma after his deal with Nike came to an end.Neymar’s PSG teammate Kylian Mbappe has risen significantly on the list to fourth place.He is set to earn $42 million (£33 million). In addition to his exploits on the pitch, Mbappe was also named as the cover star for FIFA 21.It is anticipated that Mbappe will continue to rise up the list and he could well overtake Neymar next year.Completing the top five is Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah, whose earnings total $37 million (£29 million).Salah, the highest Premier League player on the list, has deals with Adidas and Vodafone Egypt.RelatedPosts Suarez agrees Atletico terms Barca president Bartomeu says he won’t go to war anymore with Messi Messi scores twice in Barca friendly Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba is sixth with earnings of $34 million (£26 million).In seventh is Barcelona’s Antoine Griezmann, who has earned $33 million (£26 million).He launched an Esports team this year, with his brand growing further.Real Madrid’s Gareth Bale is in eighth with $29 million (£23 million) despite his lack of game time.Robert Lewandowski, who helped Bayern Munich to win the treble, is in ninth place with earnings of $24 million (£19 million).Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea, meanwhile, is in 10th, having earned $27 million (£21 million).FORBES’ HIGHEST PAID PLAYERS IN 2020 Lionel Messi (Barca) –  $126mCristiano Ronaldo (Juve) – $117mNeymar (PSG) – $96mKylian Mbappe (PSG) – $42mMohamed Salah (Liverpool) – $37mPaul Pogba (Man Un) – $34mAntoine Griezmann (Barca) – $33mGareth Bale (Real Madrid) – $29mRobert Lewandowski (Bayern) – $28mDavid de Gea (Man U) – $27m.Tags: BarcelonaCristiano RonaldoLionel Messilast_img read more

President Trump: “I am the law and order President”

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first_imgSpeaking Monday night from the Rose Garden yards away from flash bangs in nearby Lafayette Park, President Donald Trump made it clear he wants an end to the rioting, destruction and mayhem over the past week since senseless death of George Floyd. Floyd’s brother, Terrance Floyd, expressed the same sentiment earlier today.President Donald Trump vowed to quell unrest across the country on Monday, vowing to take militaristic action and to enforce a 7 p.m. ET curfew in the nation’s capital.“I am your president of law and order and an ally of all peaceful protesters,” Trump said.But the scene just before he spoke was extraordinary, as police dispersed hundreds of demonstrators who were, by all accounts, peacefully protesting at the intersection of 16th & H, just on the edge of Lafayette Park. Police dispersed tear gas and flash bombs to disperse the crowd.Attorney General William Barr appeared in the park just before Trump’s speech as if surveying the troops.The president is currently walking through Lafayette Park the was just under siege.last_img read more

Three centuries recorded in GCA U-19 draw

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first_imgTHREE centuries and a few big partnerships underlined a solid batting performance in the latest action of the Noble House Generation Next U-19 100-Over cricket competition which was recently played between Eco Champs and Queen’s College at the GYO ground.Eco Champs won the toss and batted first, but were in quick trouble at 15-3 with Vikash Jaikaran picking off the batsmen.18-year-old Saieed Persaud then joined fourteen-year-old opener Mitra Dhanraj and they put on a batting display for the fourth wicket; the pair added an Eco Champs record of 290 runs.Persaud struck 11 fours and five sixes in his innings of 116 before he was bowled by Jayden Alves.Brandon Jaikaran scored a century for Queen’s College.Eco Champs skipper, Dhanraj, and national female cricketer Cherry-Ann Fraser then put together a quick 40-run partnership, with Fraser hitting five fours and a six in an explosive 26.After Fraser departed LBW to Brandon Jaikaran, the 14-year-old continued his brilliant strokeplay to carry his team to 373-5 off 55 overs.In his four hours at the crease, Dhanraj mixed aggression and level-headed strokeplay to finish with a chanceless 138 not out.He struck 19 fours and four sixes in his innings.Although Eco Champs were favourite to win the clash, Queen’s College responded brilliantly.Brandon Jaikaran and Bhedesh Persaud put on an opening partnership of 201 off 29 overs, before Persaud (13x4s and 4x6s) fell for 88, caught off the bowling of leg-spinner, Farhan Hoosein. Hoosein grabbed another scalp before Jaikaran was joined by his brother, Vikash, and the pair put together 50 runs, with the latter hitting 13 before departing.In the end, Brandon held on to his wicket to reach an unbeaten 137. He struck 14 fours and six sixes in the process.Ryan Seecharran ended with figures of 3-22, while Hoosein took 2-20.last_img read more