Renovated Queenslander on country block in Wamuran

first_imgThe home at 45 Old North Rd, Wamuran is on the market.A QUEENSLANDER filled with character and sitting on acreage is on the market in Wamuran. The old house was originally built on a block in Wilston and was relocated to the 3.55ha property at 45 Old North Rd in the 1970s.A family who could see its potential bought it nearly 25 years ago and have called it home ever since. They completely renovated the house, had it re-roofed, added verandas and upgraded the kitchen and bathrooms. The home has beautiful character features.Downstairs, the fourth bedroom has a private terrace and there is a study and a third bathroom with toilet and shower. There is also a massive rumpus room that opens to the pool area, a refrigerated cellar and a laundry. Paige Dumble, the @Realty marketing agent, said this downstairs area could easily be converted for dual living. Timber floors feature throughout the property.Outside, a tennis court was built and a pool installed. Inside, the character remains in the high ceilings, polished timber floors, cedar window frames and ornamental timber work throughout. More from newsLand grab sees 12 Sandstone Lakes homesites sell in a week21 Jun 2020Tropical haven walking distance from the surf9 Oct 2019The master bedroom has a walk-through robe and ensuite, and the main bathroom has a traditional design and a claw-foot tub. The country-style kitchen has timber benchtops, stainless-steel appliances and garden views. center_img There is a resort-style pool and a tennis court on the property.In recent years the house has been painted inside and out.There is a large dam on the property along with established gardens, fruit trees and about 70 varieties of birds. With all the children now flown the coop, the private couple who own the home have decided to sell.They said they will miss sitting on the veranda with a glass of wine in the afternoon but hoped another family would love the home as much as they did.last_img read more

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Yamashita treasure buried in Igbaras village?

first_imgILOILO – An ongoing excavation at aprivate lot in Barangay Pasong, Igbaras town has alarmed residents. “Kontuod nga may ara, kontani damo nga mal-am ang mahambal sina,” he said. Part of the letter read: “This is inresponse to the complaint received by my office regarding the alleged treasurehunting in Barangay Pasong, Igbaras, Iloilo. We have exhausted all possiblemeans to settle the issue by calling for a dialogue with the permitee, NolyLaquihon Bayogos with permit No. CPD-THP-2019-20 dated June 01, 2019 issued bythe National Museum and signed by Angel P. Bautista, acting assistant director,chief, CPRD. However, upon discussion, the permitee refused to suspend theiractivity despite the petition of the barangay officials and residents. Thelocation is said to be at very high risk of landslide and soil erosion as perassessment of the Mines and Geosciences Bureau.” Behind an enclosure surrounding thelot, men are reportedly digging for treasures. Led by Igbaras’ Mayor Jaime Esmeralda,barangay officials of Pasong sought the help of Gov. Arthur Defensor Jr.yesterday. Some residents say the diggers arelooking for the buried gold treasures of World War 2 Japanese general TomoyukiYamashita. Yamashita was assigned to defend theJapan-colonized Philippines from the advancing Allied forces in the waningyears of World War 2. He failed to stop the Allied advance, and Japanultimately surrendered in August 1945. Before his Philippine assignment,Yamashita and his men were said to have plundered other Southeast Asiancountries that Japan attacked and/or invaded during the war and buried the lootin the Philippines. For his part, Barangay CaptainCornelio Elumba of Pasong dismissed speculations there could be Yamashitatreasures buried in his village. According to the mayor, around 10diggers have so far covered 1,000 square meters.center_img But what worries residents are thepossible adverse effects of the excavation on their village such as landslide,soil erosion and the earth caving in. As far as the municipal government ofIgbaras and barangay council of Pasong were concerned, said Esmeralda, they havenot issued any permit for treasure hunting, ground excavation or mining in thevillage. “I learned that the excavation hasbeen going on for about one and half years already beginning in 2018 before Iwas elected mayor. Residents fear this could result to soil erosion. Ninenearby households are very concerned,” said Esmeralda. According to Esmeralda, he had also writtenNational Museum of the Philippines’s head Jeremy Barns seeking informationabout the so-called permit issued to Bayogos. According to Esmeralda, the municipalpolice was also tasked to investigate but the cops were turned away and toldthat only President Rodrigo Duterte could stop the excavation. Defensor vowed to help verify theIgbaras digging at the National Museum of the Philippines. From what he had gathered, saidEsmeralda, a certain Noly Laquihon Bayogos claimed to have secured a “TreasureHunting and Disposition of Recovered Treasures Permit” from the National Museumof the Philippines purportedly signed by Angel Bautista, acting assistantdirector, chief, Cultural Properties Regulation Division of the museum. Themayor wanted this verified. He also alerted the Provincial LegalOffice and Provincial Environment and Natural Resources./PNlast_img read more

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Tottenham fans unveil banner to mark Mourinho’s first match

first_imgTOTTENHAM fans held up a banner to thank their beloved Mauricio Pochettino and welcome Jose Mourinho to the club during his first game in charge.The new Spurs boss, who replaced the Argentine on Wednesday, got his reign underway with an away win over West Ham.3 Tottenham supporters made The Special One feel welcome during the clash against West HamCredit: Getty Images – Getty3 Jose Mourinho appeared to be in high spirits ahead of kick-offCredit: EPATottenham fans were out in force to cheer on their new boss as he looks to turn their season around after a poor run of form.A group of supporters in the away end of the London Stadium held up a banner which read: “Thank you Poch. Welcome Jose.”The Special One’s afternoon got off to an incredible start after Son Heung-min gave his side the lead after 35 minutes.And Lucas Moura doubled Spurs’ tally on the brink of half-time before Harry Kane made it 3-0 early in the second half.Prior to kick-off, even the Hammers fans proved they were excited to see the 56-year-old back in the Premier League.ACCA WITH LADBROKES Pick up a whole load of acca features to help you land the big onemost read in sport THROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battle’I ACCEPT’McGregor accepts Silva fight at UFC catchweight of 176lbs in huge super-fightTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramPicturedA CUT ABOVEMike Tyson shows two-inch cut ‘picked up in training’ ahead of boxing returnExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’NEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticIT’S…NOT TOMMY BOWETommy Bowe discovers someone has been impersonating him on TinderMAC DADDYTriple H wants McGregor v McMahon with winner getting rights to billionaire strutThe ex-Chelsea manager was spotted signing West Ham and Tottenham shirts for the home supporters.Mourinho has set his sights on winning the Premier League with the north London club next season.And he is set to pocket a juicy £2million bonus if he can lead struggling Spurs to the top four this term.3Jose Mourinho admits he wasn’t happy at Man Utd ahead of his first game for Spurslast_img read more

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‘Rotarians Are Big Hearted Distinguished Men & Women’

first_imgVice President Joseph Nyumah Boakai has described Rotarians as distinguished and exemplary world class citizens and professionals that are responsive to the critical needs of humanity.VP Boakai made the statement last week Friday at a lunch hosted by the Rotary Club of Monrovia intended to honor founding member Joseph Richards, Al Browne and Ambassador Joseph N. Boakai, Sr.He pointed that the visionary founding father of Rotary International was far back as 1905 endowed with so much urge to serve.VP Boakai reminded Rotarians and Liberians that the selfless and astute Chicago Attorney Paul P. Harris as far as back in the last century, could picture the enormous positive impact that such human bonding and drive could exact on his fellow beings in their respective communities even a century later to this day.The Liberian Vice President also noted that the ideals that attended the birth of this humanitarian organization more than 100 years ago and the embrace of its foothold in Liberia some 50 years find serene expression in the thoughtfully crafted motto.“We convene at this lunch meeting today, just as in beginnings when pioneering Rotarians – then a handful of big hearted and broad minded men- held similar regular meetings during their lunch hours on a rotational basis to plot their own service map as professionals with the urging to serve humanity,” VP Boakai asserted.VP Boakai also added that as a mark of their absolute accession to the highest of ethical standards, Rotarians carved for themselves a model guide in what they refer to as the four way test.He further stated that in aspiring to the pinnacle of ethics, Rotarians are duty bound to ask themselves in any enterprise they are set to undertake.Ambassador Boakai also explained that Rotary Clubs, like ours in this country, are noted for championing health issues, supporting hunger-fighting initiatives, providing safe and clean water in villages as well as responding to and helping rebuild when natural disasters strike.VP Boakai intimated that Rotarians rightfully designate their movement as a global network of over a million volunteers’ dedication to tackling the world’s most pressing humanitarian challenges.In remarks, honoree Joseph Richards urged the current generation of Rotarians concentrate their energy and time on the decentralization of programs across in order to meet the socio-economic needs of other Liberians.Rotarian Richards regretted the conspicuous absence his wife at the auspicious occasion of the Rotary Club of Monrovia’s lunch and honoring ceremony in Monrovia.Earlier, Rotary Club of Monrovia President Milton A. Weeks welcomed VP Boakai, staff, and Rotary members and guests for the lunch and honoring program.In brief statement, the Sinkor Rotary Club underscored the need for their participation in the official celebration of the 50th jubilee anniversary.Meanwhile, the Rotary Club of Monrovia was founded on January 24, 1064 by few distinguished, business and professional Liberians in an effort to buttress the Liberian Government and other support partners in the country.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Women’s Tennis Travels to Omaha, Saturday

first_imgNorth Dakota (0-1) fell to Sacramento State last weekend to open their season and will travel to face Creighton Friday before playing Drake. Omaha (2-2) went 1-2 last weekend with a sweeping victory over William Jewel, a 2-5 loss to UMKC and a narrow 3-4 loss against Creighton. Omaha will host Missouri State Friday before facing off against Drake.   Bulldog senior Tess Herder and Petushkova swept the Missouri Valley Conference women’s tennis weekly awards. Petushkova was selected as the MVC Singles Player of the Week for Jan. 30 after improving to 3-0 over the weekend while Herder and Petushkova helped the Bulldogs sweep doubles on the weekend with a 6-1 victory over South Dakota and a 6-4 victory over Augustana. DES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake University women’s tennis team is set to travel to Omaha, Neb. to face off against Omaha and North Dakota on Saturday, Feb. 3. Drake will open up against Omaha at 11 a.m. before facing North Dakota at 4 p.m.  Print Friendly Version The Bulldogs will return home on Feb. 9 to take on Milwaukee at 1 p.m. in the Roger Knapp Tennis Center. Drake (3-0) continued its strong opening to 2018 with wins over South Dakota and Augustana last weekend. The Bulldogs took a 5-2 victory over South Dakota after sweeping the doubles point while senior Summer Brills, freshman Liza Petushkova and juniors Joely Lomas and Kenya Williams picked up singles wins. The Bulldogs ended the weekend sweeping Augustana for the 4-0 victory.last_img read more

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