How to downsize from the family home

first_imgMirvac’s residential apartment development Ascot Green next to Eagle Farm racecourse.The internal fixtures are being installed, and the last licks of paint are being applied, with the first residents expected to move in to the Ascot Green development by July.Construction of Ascot House – the first of two towers to be built as part of stage one – is nearing completion, with over 70 per cent of apartments sold. Ascot House overlooks Eagle Farm Racecourse and features one, two and three bedroom apartments and penthouses.It, and the entire Ascot Green development, is being constructed by Mirvac as part of a joint venture with the Brisbane Racing Club. Mirvac’s Ascot Green residential apartment projectMirvac’s general manager of residential in Queensland Warwick Bible said Ascot House alone had secured sales close to $60 million.“Many of our buyers are relocating from the local areas of Ascot, Hamilton and Clayfield as they are attracted to the oversized apartments available at Ascot House, as well as the serene, green outlook afforded by the tower’s location,” he said. “We have also recently launched our premium display apartments and we look forward to showing buyers that they don’t need to compromise on quality or space with our special residences.”A one-bedroom apartment at Ascot House is selling for $495,000. It includes a separate multipurpose room with built-in wardrobe that can be converted into another bedroom.There is also a balcony, a separate dining space and laundry, timber-look flooring, a spacious kitchen with stone benchtops and quality appliances, ducted airconditioning, and a large master bedroom with carpet. Resident facilities include a roof top recreation deck, pool and fully-equipped gym. Brisbane locals Trevor and Lorelei Gozzard bought a three-bedroom apartment at Ascot House last year, and said the strong investment potential was a major selling point. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus19 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market19 hours ago“Location, building quality and possibilities for capital growth were among the strongest reasons towards purchasing our new home,” Mr Gozzard said. Mirvac general manager of design Diana Sarcasmo said there were several factors for downsizers to consider before buying — adequate storage, furnishable floorplan, proximity to transport and amenities, on-site amenities and flexible space designs. Whether a development is pet-friendly should also be taken in to account. Mirvac design general manager Diana Sarcasmo“Downsizing from a family home to an apartment is a great opportunity to take a critical look at the possessions you truly value and what is merely clutter,” Ms Sarcasmo said. “Inevitably there will be less storage space in an apartment than a house but you should check that there is provision for essential household items. “Additional basement storage can be a bonus for those with bulky items homeowners want to retain.”Ms Sarcasmo said a buyers reason for downsizing was also a consideration, noting some still have many years of work ahead of them while others were seeking a ‘lock and leave’ lifestyle. “Apartments offer homeowners a low-maintenance lifestyle, which frees up a lot of time to spend on things that give you pleasure,” she said. “Downsizing your home shouldn’t equate to downsizing your life — you’ll want to continue the hobbies you’ve enjoyed over the years. “When considering how many bedrooms would best suit your needs, the second or third bedroom can be a great flexible space for sewing, a home office, guest accommodation or simply storing those items you couldn’t bear to throw out.” .last_img read more

This 13-Year-Old Became a Porn Star and Didn’t Even Know It

first_imgAngie Varona, 17, had her Photobucket account hacked when she was 14, causing her world to turn upside down.The image-hosting website held several inappropriate pictures, each one starring Varona in bikinis and lingerie wear. She never appeared naked.

Winter Weather Advisory For WRBI Area

first_imgThe National Weather Service issuing a Winter Weather Advisory for The WRBI Listening Area in effect Friday (1-24) at 9 PM through Saturday (1-24) at 7 PM.Overnight snow accumulations 1-3 inches possible.  Wind chill readings 15-20 degrees below zero. Winds gusting up to 30 miles per hour.The frigid conditions will be dangerous to those venturing outside.  Prolonged exposure may cause frostbite.Travel difficulties are expected due to reduced visibilities and snow accumulation.Use common sense while outside, dress warmly, and make sure all exposed skin is covered.   Use caution while driving.Listen to Country 103.9 WRBI and log onto for severe weather updates and a list of closings, cancellations, and delays.last_img

Ron Corfman

first_imgRon Corfman, a friend, fellow broadcaster, sportswriter, and Ripley County Basketball Hall of Fame Committee member passed away last week at the age of 72.  Ron spent nearly 25 years as a sports editor, reporter, photographer, and writer for Ripley Publishing.Ron and I spent many years selecting the All-Tourney Team for the Ripley County Tournament.  The two of us loved kidding each other about who was better–Purdue or Ohio State.  If truth be told, we probably even had a couple wagers at ball games at one time or another.  Ron grew up in Ohio so it was natural for him to be an Ohio State fan.Many young athletes in Ripley County were given a lot of well-deserved credit for their accomplishments by Ron’s writing and sports reporting.  For many of those 25 years, he seldom missed any sporting activities at South Ripley, Jac-Cen-Del, and Milan.  I know the last few years Ron struggled with health issues and was not able to spend his past time doing what he loved best–Ripley County will certainly miss Ron Corfman!last_img read more

Koeman pushing Barcelona to raid Liverpool for Wijnaldum

first_img Loading… New Barcelona coach, Ronald Koeman, is eyeing a raid on Liverpool this summer. Koeman, formerly manager of Everton, was named the new coach of Barca. According to  AD, one of the first transfer requests of his board is a push for Liverpool midfielder Gini Wijnaldum. Wojnaldum was a first-choice for Koeman’s Holland team and the pair have developed a strong relationship.Advertisement Promoted Content7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better8 Best 1980s High Tech GadgetsWhat Is A Black Hole And Is It Dangerous For Us All?8 Things That Will Happen If An Asteroid Hits EarthBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made7 Truly Incredible Facts About Black Holes10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?Birds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesA Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of ArtCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Waycenter_img read:‘I only want players who want to be here’, warns Koeman Knowing the midfielder is frustrated by the lack of progress over new contract talks at Liverpool, Koeman sees an opportunity to tempt Wijnaldum to Spain for the new season. Wijnaldum, 29, has less than 12 months to run on his current Reds deal. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

Area linemen participate in rodeo competition

first_imgPlainfield, In. — Seventy-one Duke Energy line workers from Indiana, Ohio and Kentucky will compete this Saturday, May 18, 2019, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the annual Midwest Lineman’s Rodeo, to be held at the Duke Energy Indiana headquarters, 1000 East Main Street, Plainfield, Ind.The lineman’s rodeo gives line workers the opportunity to compete with one another using skills that are unique to their profession. Events include a speed climb up a wood pole (with the additional challenge of holding a raw egg in their mouths and not breaking it), simulating rescuing a hurt co-worker from atop a utility pole and other events designed to mimic the unexpected challenges linemen face on the job.Many teams and individual competitors have put in dozens of hours training and honing their skills prior to the rodeo.In addition to competing for the best elapsed time in these events, the linemen are also evaluated on how safely they complete their tasks by adhering to specific safety practices for each task.Contestants are divided into three groups: apprentices, who have fewer than four years of utility experience; journeymen, who have more than four years of utility experience; and senior journeymen who must be at least 45 years old.After this regional event, the best of the best will be selected to compete for honors at the International Lineman’s Rodeo Oct. 16-19, 2019, in Bonner Springs, Kansas.The rodeo also features several teams competing in a barbeque contest on the rodeo grounds, with prizes being given away to the winning contestants.last_img read more

MSOC : Tessler continues to play through knee injury

first_img Comments At any time of the day, a protective brace can be found on Ryan Tessler’s right knee. Whether he is walking around campus, in a classroom or at practice, Tessler will not take any chances with his recouping injury.‘It’s not great,’ said Tessler, a redshirt sophomore defender for Syracuse. ‘If I take the brace off, I’m a lot quicker than with it on. I’m a different player mobility-wise. I’d prefer not to wear it, but it’s my choice. No one said I have to wear it, but it’s precautionary and for my best safety.’Tessler suffered what was originally feared to be a complete MCL and meniscus tear in his right knee during the second game of last season. It turned out to be a high-grade two sprain and partial tear. Surgery was opted against in favor of simply letting the injury scar. Although a year has passed and he has still not fully recovered, Tessler was given his starting role back by head coach Ian McIntyre in each of the Orange’s 16 games this season.The injury occurred in Tessler’s second game with the Orange, after spending his freshman season in 2009 playing for Mount St. Mary’s in Maryland. The Newtown, Pa., native started Syracuse’s first two games before the collision.He collided with an Adelphi player in a fight for possession and his knee ‘just went.’ The then-sophomore was sidelined for the remainder of the season and received a medical redshirt.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text‘It definitely affected us,’ junior midfielder Mark Brode said. ‘He played every minute of the first two games and played well, too. So it was a blow.’For approximately a month after the injury, Tessler was in a straight-leg brace up to his hip, which limited his movement. He was not able to run for four months.‘I was frustrated at first,’ he said. ‘But I was motivated to get back. My attitude was definitely positive in the training room. The most difficult part was not being able to play and travel with the team. Watching them was very difficult.’After that, Tessler began to make progress, spending an hour and a half every day rehabbing his injury. He began with hip mobility drills to improve his hamstrings and the area around his knee because of the decision to not undergo surgery. He also strengthened his scar tissue by doing lunges and side-to-side training drills, all in an effort to get his MCL back to normal.‘Rehab was tough, but it went great, and I healed very well,’ he said. ‘I give a lot of credit to the trainers.’Despite being told the injury would take about a full year to heal, the defender recovered well enough in six months to participate in spring practices. He was limited in the first few practices, acting as a neutral player who could not be touched while he eased back into the routine of playing soccer. Tessler did not go in for challenges until a week or two before the first spring game, in which he played the entire 90 minutes.McIntyre said Tessler’s playing is still strong post-injury.‘He’s worked hard,’ McIntyre said. ‘He has a terrific work ethic, and he has the character to grind things out. He gives us a tenacity and a personality out there. I don’t think (the injury) is a factor anymore.’Though he doesn’t feel as if he’s 100 percent yet, he’s hoping to get there by next summer in time for his redshirt junior season.‘I’m still recovering and getting used to it,’ Tessler said. ‘All around, it’s getting a lot better, and I’m happy with the way I’ve recovered so far.’ Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Published on October 31, 2011 at 12:00 pm Contact Phil: | @PhilDAbblast_img read more

Kraken to start season ticket seat selection in late August

first_imgLast Updated: 12th August, 2020 11:13 IST Kraken To Start Season Ticket Seat Selection In Late August  The Seattle Kraken will allow fans who put down deposits on season tickets to begin selecting their seats later this month. Written By FOLLOW US First Published: 12th August, 2020 11:13 IST  The Seattle Kraken will allow fans who put down deposits on season tickets to begin selecting their seats later this month.The Kraken said Tuesday they will begin reaching out to fans beginning Aug. 24 so they can select seats and plans for when the team begins play for the 2021-22 season.The team has created 40 different seating plans and will be offering more than 9,000 22-game plans. The Kraken say the number of 22-game plans is the most in the NHL. They intend to have 5,000 season ticket plans priced at less than $100 per seat, per game and will have 500 single-game tickets priced at $40 or less.Season tickets in the lower bowl will range from $140 to $280 per seat, per game for a full season ticket package, while a half season will run $140 to $170 per game, per seat. Upper bowl seats will be $90 to $170 per seat for a full season, and $50 to $125 for a half season.The Kraken are also offering season tickets for its two specialty clubs inside the arena.The Kraken stopped accepting season-ticket deposits at 33,000 and have since started a wait list for season tickets. COMMENTcenter_img SUBSCRIBE TO US WATCH US LIVE LIVE TV Associated Press Television News last_img read more

Mensah terminates contract with Club Africain

first_imgGhanaian midfielder Derek Mensah has terminated his contract with Tunisian outfit Club Africain.The former Ghana Under-20 star has arrived in his native country after he was reported to have suffered cardiac arrest during a training session with the club two weeks ago.The ex-Tema Youth midfielder has no plans of returning to the North African after revealing officials of the club lied about his health condition.“It is not true I have a heart problem. I did not collapse as people were made to believe. It was a complete lie,” Mensah told Happy FM“I was having little dizziness because I did not eat the previous day. I informed the coach about it and he directed me to see the team’s doctor.“Then suddenly they made a huge issue out of it by sending an ambulance to take me to the clinic.“I underwent as many as three tests and the doctor told me I had no heart problem. It was a well orchestrated plan. I did an MR1 scan and the doctor did not see anything wrong with me. “So I told them I wanted to return to Ghana to be further assessed by Ghanaian doctors. I am not going back to that country.“As far as I’m concerned am done with the club. When the process of terminating my contract is finalized I will decide the club I will play for.”Mensah was a member of Ghana’s U-20 team which won silver at the 2013 African Youth Championship but dropped for the world in Turkey.last_img read more

Spurs coach Gregg Popovich offers lessons on identity that Lakers can learn from

first_img How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Per request, Popovich also reviewed a previous unit, Fear 101 – a subject he’ll have to visit twice as often now that LeBron James has migrated to the Western Conference.“Well, I’ll tell you, it was horrifying seeing LeBron,” Popovich said of the new Lakers superstar, whose much-larger-than-life likeness is prolific on billboards and buildings around Staples Center – including right outside of the Spurs’ hotel, apparently peering into Popovich’s room.“Last night and all day today, I gotta look at this guy putting his headphones on,” Popovich said. “He’s already big, but he was monstrous. I was scared to death, scared to look out my window.”And, yes, there was a quiz about all of this.The Lakers didn’t pass this one, but they know there’s a larger project due at the end of the season. Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with Packers“Just persistence, repetition and forming habits,” said Coach Gregg Popovich, whose own team had a tough assignment against the pace-pushing, LeBron James-led Lakers, who forced overtime before falling in a high-scoring affair 143-142.Popovich skipped ahead to the chapter on personal chemistry that so many Lakers fans have been poring over lately, trying to figure out how long it’s supposed to take to learn if the elements involved in an experiment – some perhaps more combustible than others – are capable of proving a hypothesis on the court.“Well, expectations never change, expectations are basically how well you think someone can fulfill the standards that you put forth,” Popovich said. “Patience is dependent on the character of the player, the maturity of the player, the age of the player, his experiences, all that stuff, so it all comes into play.”If that sounds complicated, it is, Popovich said. But, he suggested, it’s what’s rewarding about doing the experiment in the first place.“All those kinds of things are more fun,” he said. “Everyone knows how to draw up a play, that’s pretty boring. All the people relationships and how you work together is more important. Who can come off the bench? And who can’t? And who enjoys playing with so-and-so? And who’s selfless and who’s not? LOS ANGELES — There’s Coachspeak, and there’s Coach Pop Speak.With a blend of perspective and gentle sarcasm, San Antonio’s head basketball professor delivered a philosophy lesson that Lakers fans might find interesting before Monday’s game against the Lakers at Staples Center.The topic of study: Identity.As in, how does a team whose members are mostly unfamiliar with one another – such as his Spurs, or, perhaps, L.A.’s Lakers – establish such a thing on defense?center_img Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs “You’ve got to put all those things together, and even if you do think you have the right answers, it’s incumbent upon the players to have the character and maturity to accept certain things.”In other words, who’s your Manu Ginobili? And how do you persuade your Manu Ginobili to be your Manu Ginobili?“That works itself out,” Popovich assured the class. “Players are smart, they want to win. And they know where the ball should be. The problem is having too many of them on the court at the same time for some teams, you need to figure out who’s going to defer, who’s going to be more of a role player, and that’s where coaching comes in for every team, to establish that. And that depends on character and personalities.”Related Articles Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed last_img read more