Bellmere home with cosy winter retreat vibe up for sale

first_imgThe home at 60 Faye Rd, Bellmere, is for sale.GET cosy in time for winter at this Bellmere home.With exposed timber cathedral ceilings and brick feature walls, the home at 60 Faye Rd has a cabin-style look. Sit by the roaring fireplace on cold nights.The kitchen and dining area look over an alfresco dining area and the pool, while the lounge room faces in the other direction and has a fireplace certain to keep the house warm as the mercury drops.“It’s got a big open fireplace which will be perfect for the winter that is coming on,” Mr Herbert said. The bath is 1.8m long and there is a rainwater shower.The three bedrooms share a recently renovated bathroom, which Mr Herbert said they had made into one of the most luxurious spaces in the home.“The bath is to die for – it’s huge at 1.8m,” he said.“When you stand in the shower it’s like you’re standing in the rain.”Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 3:17Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -3:17 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels576p576p480p480p256p256p228p228pAutoA, 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 Rate1xFullscreenMichelle Hele’s May market wrap03:17The alfresco dining area was one of the spaces where Mr Herbert had many fond memories, often entertaining with a built-in barbecue and the pool beyond.“We used to have the Christmas party outside here every year,” Mr Herbert said.“It was always good and at the end of the party we’d have a massive food fight.” There is also exposed brick in some rooms.The single-level home is on a 1ha block and is separated into a main house and a retreat.More from newsLand grab sees 12 Sandstone Lakes homesites sell in a week21 Jun 2020Tropical haven walking distance from the surf9 Oct 2019The retreat has a living space and bar, along with a bedroom and ensuite.This shares an entry with the main home but is separated by a hallway and courtyard.In the main wing of the home are three more bedrooms, the master with a walk-in wardrobe.center_img The home has exposed timber cathedral ceilings.Owners Michael and Karen Herbert are downsizing after living in the home for 15 years and have made many memories there.“We’ve had all the kids’ 21sts here, and my eldest daughter got married here,” Mr Herbert said. The floorplan of 60 Faye Rd, Bellmere.last_img read more

WHO vows reform after Ebola ‘shocks’

first_img Share 114 Views   no discussions HealthInternationalLifestylePrint WHO vows reform after Ebola ‘shocks’ by: BBC News – January 27, 2015 Share Sharing is caring!center_img Share Ebola testing at the African Cup of Nations football tournament in Bata, Equatorial GuineaThe World Health Organization (WHO) has set out plans for reform, admitting that it was too slow to respond to the deadly Ebola outbreak in West Africa.At an emergency session in Geneva, director-general Margaret Chan said Ebola had taught the world and the WHO how they must act in the future.She said the corner had been turned on infections but warned over complacency.More than 8,500 people have died in the outbreak, the vast majority in Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia.Contingency fundDr Chan said: “This was West Africa’s first experience with the virus and it delivered some horrific shocks and surprises.“The world, including WHO, was too slow to see what was unfolding before us. Ebola is a tragedy that has taught the world, including WHO, many lessons about how to prevent similar events in the future.”The WHO says patient database figures give the best representation of the history of the epidemic. However, data for more recent weeks are sometimes less complete than in the regular situation reports.Dr Chan said that although disease outbreaks would continue to deliver shocks, “never again should the world be caught by surprise, unprepared”.The reforms announced included a “dedicated contingency fund to support rapid responses to outbreaks and emergencies”.There would also be improvements in international co-ordination and greater support for countries that needed to respond quickly to emergencies.Dr Margaret Chan, 25 JanDr Chan: “We must maintain the momentum and guard against complacency”This would also require vaccines and drugs to be brought to the market more speedily.Liberia announced on Friday that it was down to just five confirmed cases – there were 500 a week in September. Guinea and Sierra Leone have both also experienced falls in infection rates.Dr Chan said the worst-case scenario had been avoided, but warned: “We must maintain the momentum and guard against complacency and donor fatigue.”WHO figures show 21,724 reported cases of Ebola in the outbreak , with 8,641 deaths. Tweetlast_img read more

Delroy Williams launches ‘One Room Shack”

first_img Sharing is caring! Former president of the National Youth Council Delroy Williams, a son of the soil has launched his first book of poetry entitled “One Room Shack” reminiscent of his humble nature and upbringing.Williams who remembers writing as early as his childhood days says he realizes that he can make a meaningful contribution to society through his writing hence the publication of “One Room Shack”.The writer told Brenton Henry during a special interview at Saturday’s launching that as a young boy he dreamt of becoming a doctor. That dream changed as he grew up and realized that he wanted to make a meaningful contribution to the country hence his employment with the Division of Agriculture.According to Williams he sees the agricultural sector as the driving force of the economy and so enjoys working with farmers across the island.Here are a few photographs of the launching ceremony on Saturday: [nggallery id=94]The poetry pieces featured in the book speak to several areas of concern within our society; poverty, neglect of children, poverty and of hope.Mr Williams explained that “mansions and earthly wealth” are not important to him, rather his goal is to assist people as much as he can. He further explained that it is necessary to speak to the neglect of hungry and poor children within society and that political biasness should not be a consideration regarding assisting the less fortunate among us.The book has been dedicated to his mother as he says she is his biggest inspiration and thanked her for the many sacrifices she has made for him.Close friends of Williams; Mr Terry Raymond and Ms Monelle Alexis both performed poetry pieces from “One Room Shack” at the launching ceremony.Dominica Vibes News Share Share 166 Views   no discussionscenter_img Share Tweet LocalNews Delroy Williams launches ‘One Room Shack” by: – November 28, 2011last_img read more

No sidewalk vending during Dinagyang, too?

first_imgBut there are an estimated 1,500sidewalk vendors across the city. The mayor said he forwarded to theSangguniang Panlungsod (SP) a letter-request from the Iloilo Sidewalk VendorsAssociation but the legislative body merely noted it down. The city government’s road-clearingoperation since July has resulted to the relocation of 245 downtown sidewalkvendors to the vacant lot owned by the Cacho family along the downtown streetof JM Basa, said Niel Dichupa, president of the city’s sidewalk vendor. The vendors would have wanted toreturn to the sidewalks from Dec. 15 to 31. “This will help us in our expenses,most especially vendors who are financially unstable,” read part of theirletter to the DILG. “We only have one stand: public roadsmust be cleared of obstructions,” said Director Ariel Iglesia. Regarding sidewalk vending during theDinagyang Festival, Treñas acknowledged that the festivities in previous yearswere lucrative for vendors but, “You know, waaygid ‘ta may maobra…those are difficult decisions we have to make as mayor.” According to Treñas, there is nothinghe can do, pointing to an existing ordinance prohibiting sidewalk vending asidefrom an order from President Rodrigo Duterte for local governments to reclaimpublic roads being used for private ends. “Para at least may dal-on man angamon mga miembro sa ila mga panimalay sa Christmas,” he said. “As far as the DILG is concerned,public road clearing operations are continuing,” said Iglesia. “Konmay authority ako from the Sanggunian, pwedeako kahatag pagligwa sa ordinance for this holiday season. But wala na sang city council session, so waay ako authority from them,” saidTreñas. “I’m a lawyer. I cannot go beyond what is provided for in the law.” Last week, the Department of Interiorand Local Government (DILG) Region 6 rejected the appeal of city vendors toallow their return to the sidewalks this holiday season. ILOILO City – Will vendors be allowedto return to the sidewalks during the Dinagyang Festival next month? MayorJerry Treñas is unsure. “Those are difficult decisions we have to make,” hesaid. The city government has not acted on a similar request from the vendorsfor this holiday season. “Kondiri lang asahan mo, ang sa front lang gid guro ang ayo-ayo benta. Pero sangsa likod pigado,” said Dichupa./PN Business is sluggish at the2,700-square meter wide Cacho property, he lamented. According to Dichupa, their return tothe sidewalks even for a limited number of days would be a big help already toboost their income this holiday season.last_img read more

Under-pressure Tim Sherwood won’t abandon philosophy

first_img “I’m trying to instil in them not to be scared to lose,” he said. “If anyone should be scared to lose then it should be me. But I’m not. “I want to go out on the front foot and, if I die, I die on my sword. “Why do we need to be more pragmatic? I would never be pragmatic. I’ve done it a few times but I don’t like myself for it.” Sherwood knows his status is out of his hands, with the next match with Swansea rumoured to be a crunch game for the former Tottenham boss amid suggestions Villa are lining up his successor. “I can only control what I can do and I remain confident in that,” Sherwood added. “The boys have responded. I need the boys to respond and I think they did and did what I asked them to.” Sherwood pointed to the youth and potential in Villa’s squad and hopes to lead by example, along with their more experienced team-mates. Villa lost 2-0 at Chelsea on Saturday, falling to a seventh loss from nine Premier League games this season and 18th in the table. Sherwood’s future is the subject of speculation, but he wants his team to go on the attack. “I think they look around for inspiration and I’m trying to give as much as I can,” he added. “They would also look at Joleon Lescott, Micah Richards and Alan Hutton. Certainly, Hutton and (Kieran) Richardson have been at the club for a long time now. “They are looking at them now and seen them experience it for many years, far too many years. “We are in it again and we’ll get through it. If we do, then this group of players will grow. “If you want to play for a big club like Villa then you’ve got to take pressure otherwise play for a smaller club in a lesser league. “I realise that comes with pressures, with the manager as well, and I hope they can see me. I won’t shirk away. “I can take a lot of inspiration from people like Alan Pardew, who was screamed out of town in Newcastle and look at him now.” Press Association Tim Sherwood says he is prepared to “die on my sword” as he tries to encourage Aston Villa to play their way out of trouble. last_img read more

Seventh COURTS 10K Road Race to be launched today

first_img… Over $2M investedCOURTS Guyana Inc., in collaboration with the Athletics Association of Guyana (AAG), will today launch their seventh annual COURTS 10K Road Race.The event which is now a part of the AAG calendar sees some clubs, athletes and gyms participate with COURTS annually in the largest 10K race in Guyana.Defending COURTS 10K champion Cleveland FordeIn total the company is investing in excess of $2M in this year’s race to ensure the success of the event as the company is proud of the growth it has seen throughout the years.The event is open to runners in the Juniors, Seniors and Masters categories for both men and women and COURTS will be handing over $1.5M in cash, prizes and trophies.The race will take place on October 1 and will commence at the COURTS Main Street Store at 06:00hrs and will follow a prescribed route. A 3K event will be held simultaneously for staff members of the company and first- to third-place winners for both male and female staff members will be awarded cash prizes and trophies.“COURTS is proud to be able to continue to host this event every year and make good on its commitment to sports in Guyana”, a release from the company stated yesterday.Cleveland Forde and US-based Euleen Josiah-Tanner are defending male and female champions respectively, having dominated the event for a number of years.Forde clocked 32 minutes 40 seconds (32:40.0) to win last year’s 10K, while rivals Winston Missigher (33:15.1) and Cleveland Thomas (33:26.7) finished second and third respectively.Josiah-Tanner ran 40:12.20 to finish ahead of the now Monroe College student Claudrice McKoy (41:42.9), while Ashanti Scott was third in a time of 41:56.6.last_img read more

USC professor presents her new book on food in LA

first_imgAssistant Professor Sarah Portnoy hosted an event on Tuesday to celebrate her new book, Food, Health, and Culture in Latino Los Angeles. The book highlights the rich history of Latino cuisine in Los Angeles, the contemporary Latino food scene and the various struggles for food justice the Latino community faces, especially in South Los Angeles.Only 200 miles from the Mexican border, Los Angeles has the largest Latino population in the United States. Portnoy, however, explained that this isn’t the only Latino influence in Los Angeles. Immigrants from Central and South America have made their mark on the city, and because of this, Latino food has skyrocketed in popularity.“Latino cuisine in Los Angeles is more interesting and innovative than ever,” Portnoy said. “Mexican food is by far one of the most popular, complex and widely available cuisines, but Southern Californians are also branching out and exploring cuisines from Peru, Argentina, El Salvador and beyond, as well as Mexican-influenced fusion flavors that range from sushi burritos to kimchi quesadillas.”Portnoy said that despite the popularity of Latino cuisine and chefs, there continues to be a divide between the quality and healthiness of food available at restaurants and food trucks and what is available in food deserts like South Los Angeles, which is home to many low-income and urban Latinos. According to Portnoy, in South Los Angeles, grocery stores only make up two percent of all food options causing the majority of the population to turn to unhealthy and fast food alternatives. This has led to 70 percent of adult Latinos and 35 percent of children in some communities to become obese. Several community-based organizations in attendance explained the difficulties in accessing healthier options and their efforts to combat the lack of healthy food, diabetes and obesity by establishing community gardens and programs.Kathryn Kocarnik, co-director of Garden School Foundation, an interdisciplinary program of education that teaches garden-based learning at elementary schools, explained that children love their communities, learning about healthy eating and creating their own urban gardens.“A lot of our students don’t have access to land where they can get their hands dirty,” Kocarnik said. “The kids talk about coming into the garden, and they talk about wanting to come to school because they can go into the garden.”Similarly, directors at community-oriented organizations Groceryships and With Love Market and Cafe explained the astounding impacts that health education has on the low-income Latino population.“The heart of our program is a 20-week model, teaching about not just nutrition but building community around healthy lifestyles,” Dana Rizer of Groceryships said. “Based on this understanding that health is not just physical, health is emotional, health is mental. A lot of the decisions we make about food come from very emotional places. They also come from very real economic places. So, it doesn’t really work to teach people that eating more vegetables is the healthy thing to do. We have to integrate it with the cultures that we’re working with.”Karla Vasquez, director of community programs at With Love Market and Cafe explained the goals of their community project.“We’re here to provide opportunities for our neighborhood and our community to be healthy in as many ways as possible,” Vasquez said. “We do host community cooking classes. We do have a free yoga class Mondays at 6 p.m. But, we also make an effort to create opportunities for creative outlets like open mics so individuals can share what’s on their hearts. These outlets make a real big difference. It’s empowering a community.”last_img read more

Women of Troy gear up for season opener

first_imgThe USC women’s lacrosse team enters its second campaign of Division I competition today, taking on Marist at McAlister Field. The Women of Troy, who were tabbed third in the preseason Mountain Pacific Sports Federation poll, begin the year with high hopes after making a run to the MPSF conference tournament semifinals last season.Young and talented· Sophomore midfielder Amanda Johansen leads a strong contingent of underclassmen for the USC women’s lacrosse team. Johansen scored 41 goals and added 16 assists in a strong freshman campaign. – Ralf Cheung | Daily TrojanSimilar to USC, the Marist Red Foxes finished just under .500 a year ago and ended their season in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference finals, just short of an NCAA tournament bid. The Red Foxes lost their top scorer and goalie this season, however, and are now led now by attacker Kirsten Viscount, who scored 39 goals last season, and Jamie Romano, who added 32.“They’re a great team, very physical, and prepared to battle,” USC head coach Lindsay Munday said. “We’re just excited for the challenge … and excited to come together as a team after the long preseason.”Considering the Women of Troy’s jump in the preseason polls, USC could earn its first NCAA tournament bid by season’s end — an impressive feat for such a new program. Munday has made sure, however, to keep the team focused on handling its own business rather than getting caught up in others’ expectations.“We don’t set goals for the season because we’re more focused on ourselves,” Munday said. “It’s a daily commitment, focusing every day on getting better and looking at yourself in the mirror asking if you’ve given everything you have to this team.”This past season, USC relied heavily on its inaugural freshman class to carry the bulk of the load. Nearly every major contributor returns this year, and Munday sees leadership as one of the strengths of the Women of Troy.“What’s great about this team is that we have 37 players that are leaders,” Munday said. “Whether you’re a freshman in your first collegiate game or have more experience, we want everybody to be a leader on this team.”USC’s roster only features two senior leaders in midfielder Ceilidh Meagher and midfielder/defender Elizabeth Eddy, who pulls double duty for USC’s women’s soccer team and was recently drafted by the National Women’s Soccer League.One of USC’s younger leaders is sophomore midfielder Amanda Johansen, who started all 18 games for USC a year ago, finishing with 41 goals and 16 assists. The Glen Head, N.Y. native said the Women of Troy have benefited from a greater number of players in training throughout the fall and preseason, increasing the intensity level in practice.“This year we have a full army,” Johansen said. “Now we can go fast-pace in practice and have a lot more ways to attack. We’re a lot more talented team.”With a full roster and a brand new season ahead of them, the Women of Troy are focused on starting off the season strong against Marist. Whether or not the USC women’s lacrosse team is ready to make its first NCAA tournament appearance, fans will just have to wait and see.“Every team in Division I wants to [make the tournament], but we’re taking it one day at a time,” Johansen said. “It’s all about the journey.”last_img read more

Syracuse allows four-straight goals in 4-1 loss at No. 7 Cornell

first_img Published on October 23, 2018 at 9:41 pm Contact Danny: dremerma@syr.edu | @DannyEmerman The Orange (2-4-0, 2-2-0) had the lead for two minutes against No. 7 Cornell (1-0-0) on Tuesday night.A minute and a half into the game, redshirt senior Brooke Avery set the tone by stealing a lackadaisical Cornell turnover in the neutral zone and wristing a shot slightly below the crossbar. Avery’s second goal of the season gave SU an early 1-0 lead.Cornell responded two minutes later by beating SU goalie Ady Cohen. Cohen denied forward Grace Graham’s first and second attempts, but she couldn’t corral the rebound and Sam Burke finished it off to tie the game. Cornell then took the lead when captain Kristin O’Neill lifted a one-timer from five feet in front of the net past Cohen.In the second period, both teams went scoreless. Cohen, the junior goalie from Boynton Beach, FL, made several difficult saves. She denied 12 Big Red shots on goal in the period and 29 in the game.SU trailed 2-1 for about 30 minutes of play. Cornell and Syracuse maintained their stalemate through the third period until Cornell’s Pippy Gerace found a loose puck in front of the net and slid it past the goal line. The Big Red scored an empty netter a minute later to seal the game.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textCornell recorded 33 shots on goal to Syracuse’s 24. The Orange resumes play versus Clarkson in a conference matchup on Friday night at Tennity Ice Pavilion. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Pit Stop Betting aiming to freshen up motorsport scene

first_img Share Peter Mares: Going Native… How Playtech is helping the industry stay ahead of the Apple curb August 6, 2019 Share Related Articles The Motorsport Network has unveiled what it hopes will add a completely new dimension to the motor racing fan experience, with the launch of its fresh Pit Stop Betting business.Through the launch of its app across both the App Store and Google Play, Pit Stop Betting states a goal of redefining the sport for its fans via a unique and tailored approach.One such example of this is through the offering of a variety of event-by-event betting cards, providing a constant array of opportunities to speculate on numerous motorsport event outcomes.This is added to by appealing payout terms, an engaging user interface and an all round emphases on user engagement, entertainment and rewards.   Simon Vumbaca, Pit Stop Betting’s co-founder, commented: “In conceiving our new products, Pit Stop Betting’s first and fundamental consideration is that motorsport fans are distinct from broader sports fans.“We have designed the app to reflect motor racing with fast and clear outcomes and the unique characteristics of individual events. That’s why we’ve created something that is simple to use, puts the emphasis on the inherent fun of motor racing and provides rewarding entertainment in a responsible way.”At launch Pit Stop Betting will offer cards across ten motorsport series’, in circuit racing on two and four wheels in addition to rally and rallycross, with further expansion drives planned in the near future.Amongst the plans are aims to offer more motorsport categories, branching into different jurisdictions and creating “revolutionary new betting formats” that could appeal across a number of sports in general.Zak Brown, Motorsport Network’s Chairman, added: “The Pit Stop Betting app adds another dimension to our portfolio of products and services for the motorsport fan.“But more importantly, this radical new app with its focus on ‘rewarding entertainment’ will set new standards not just for motorsport, but I believe more broadly for sports betting in general with its refreshingly fun and demystified approach to betting.” Submit Apple delays igaming ‘Native iOS’ enforcement  March 31, 2020 Sue Yoxall: Keeping up to date with technology advancement August 2, 2019 StumbleUponlast_img read more