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Character-filled Queenslander on private, leafy block

first_imgThe home at 113 King Street, Caboolture. Picture: supplied.AFTER 18 months of hard work Paula and Clinton Turnbull have given this private 1930s Queenslander a new lease on life. The couple bought the property with the intention of making it their long term home but a change in circumstances has meant they have listed the property for sale. “We’ve worked on it every weekend since we’ve been here,” Mrs Turnbull said. “It had been empty for about 12 months when we bought it so the garden was completely overrun. We did about 10 trips to the dump with garden waste. The lounge room and living area at 113 King St, Caboolture. Picture: supplied.“It was a lot of hard work but there is still more the next owner can do.” The couple not only tamed the garden, they also repainted the house, put in new carpet, airconditioners, blinds and some statement lighting. “The home has the most beautiful light in every room and there are eight sets of french doors throughout,” Mrs Turnbull said. “It’s a very cool home. You get a lot of very nice breeze and it’s so leafy too.” The elevated home has a full length front veranda, high ceilings, VJ walls and a back deck. There is a lounge room with fireplace, a family room, living room and dining room. More from newsLand grab sees 12 Sandstone Lakes homesites sell in a week21 Jun 2020Tropical haven walking distance from the surf9 Oct 2019One of the bedrooms at 113 King Street, Caboolture. Picture: supplied.The country-style kitchen has plenty of bench and cupboard space and there is also a bathroom, separate toilet and a sleep-out upstairs. Downstairs there is a rumpus room, laundry and bathroom and parking for up for five cars.Mrs Turnbull said the 774sq m block was very private. “The home is hidden behind the trees and we’ve planted lilly pillies, which will grow quickly and add further privacy,” she said. “We also get amazing birdlife. We get lorikeets in the jacaranda tree and kookaburras too.”last_img read more

More of the same no use

first_imgOtago Daily Times 14 March 2012Government attempts to take over the roles of family and genuine community are doomed to failure, writes Tani Newton, of Oamaru.There’s a quote I’ve heard several times recently: “Don’t keep doing the same thing and expect different results”. That would be my one-sentence response to the Government’s green paper on vulnerable children, on which submissions closed recently. Child abuse is not a disease. It’s a symptom – a symptom of the breakdown of marriage and the family and the rejection of our Christian heritage and traditional values. Our society has never been ideal, but if we continue on our present course, it’s only going to get worse. It is ludicrous to suggest that all we need is more of the same – more government intervention, more bureaucracy, more paper-pushing, more taxpayers’ money going down the drain, more Big Brother snooping and spying on us all. I almost missed making a submission on the green paper altogether, ironically because my husband and I have been taken up with trying to help three different families who were all being put through the wringer by Child, Youth and Family for no good reason, but also because the questions were so heavily loaded that it was difficult to answer them at all.Yes, there are things the Government could do about the sickening child abuse statistics.It could start by admitting culpability for exacerbating the problem by hopelessly flawed attempts at solving it. And here are a few more things that could be done:• Change section 59 of the Crimes Act (the so-called anti-smacking law) so that people can keep their children under control and protect them without fear of prosecution.• End state-sanctioned abortion. Nothing sends a stronger message that killing babies is OK.• Scrap the whole Ministry of Social Development – it’s nothing but a parasite on human misery.• Return the money saved to real people by lowering taxes so we can do more to help each other.• Stop trying to change the definitions of marriage and the family, and stop making it financially advantageous for families to separate.• Repeal all laws which give the government more authority over children than parents, including the compulsory school attendance law.None of these things would give us the perfect society we seem to think we deserve. But any of them would be better than doing the same thing and expecting different results. – Tani Newton is a mother of five and convener of a home education support group.http://www.odt.co.nz/opinion/opinion/201276/more-same-no-uselast_img read more

Russia Shocks Spain Out of World Cup

first_imgMatch winner, Akinfeev  kept out efforts by Koke and Iago Aspas as the 2010 champions – unbeaten in their previous 23 games – became the latest big-name casualty to exit the tournament after Germany, Argentina and Portugal.His opposite number, David de Gea, got a hand to the first spot-kick he faced – from Fedor Smolov – but that was the closest he came to making a save as the Russians converted their remaining penalties in clinical fashion.Spain had taken the lead when Marco Asensio’s curling free-kick into the six-yard area hit the ankle of Sergei Ignashevich, who was marking Sergio Ramos, and flew into the net.Spain dominated possession but were unable to make it count and were punished when Russia were awarded a penalty.Gerard Pique handled Artem Dzyuba’s header and the Zenit St Petersburg forward sent David de Gea the wrong way for his third goal of the tournament.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Host nation, Russia secured a major upset at the ongoing World Cup final following perfect resistance as they see off former champions, Spain, out of the tournament yesterday night in Moscow.It was Igor Akinfeev saved two spot-kicks that gave the host Russia, a 4-3 dramatic penalty shootout to reach the World Cup quarter-finals after their last-16 tie had ended 1-1 after 120 minutes.The result also means that Spain has failed again to win against host nations on global stage with the loss to South Korea in 2002 quarter final match still fresh to football followers. It was also the first time in 48 years that Russia will reach the quarter finals of the tournament.last_img read more

Phelps claims 21st gold as US win 4x200m relay

first_img200m butterfly200m individual medley400m individual medley4x100m freestyle relay4x200m freestyle relay4x100m medley relayLondon 2012100m butterfly200m individual medley4x200m freestyle relay4x100m individual medleyRio 2016200m butterfly4x100m freestyle relay4x200m freestyle relayShare on: WhatsApp Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL | AFP | Michael Phelps bagged the 21st gold medal of his incredible Olympic career on Tuesday, anchoring the United States to victory in the 4x200m freestyle relay.Phelps, who barely 15 minutes earlier had produced a superb victory in the 200m butterfly, led the United States home for a win in 7min 0.66sec after Conor Dwyer, Townley Haas and Ryan Lochte built up a huge lead after the first three legs.Great Britain’s quartet took the silver medal while Japan’s men won bronze.A list of Michael Phelps’ 21 Olympic gold medals after winning the 200m butterfly and 4x200m freestyle relay at the Rio Olympics on Tuesday:Athens 2004100m butterfly200m butterfly200m individual medley400m individual medley4x200m freestyle relay4x100m medley relayBeijing 2008200m freestyle100m butterflylast_img read more

Joshua stops Klitschko in 11th round of heavyweight epic

first_imgBritain’s Anthony Joshua celebrates in the ring after his victory over Ukraine’s Wladimir Klitschko in the eleventh round of their IBF, IBO and WBA, world Heavyweight title fight at Wembley Stadium in north west London on April 29, 2017. Britain’s Anthony Joshua defeated veteran Ukrainian Wladimir Klitschko in a world heavyweight title fight epic in front of 90,000 people at Wembley on Saturday, taking victory on an 11th round stoppage. AFP PHOTOLondon, United Kingdom | AFP |  Young gun Anthony Joshua got up off the canvas to stop former champion Wladimir Klitschko Saturday in the 11th round of a heavyweight world title fight that is being hailed as an epic.In a tumultuous atmosphere at Wembley Stadium, 90,000 fans saw the undefeated 27-year-old add the World Boxing Association (WBA) title to his International Boxing Federation (IBF) belt sparked by a devastating right uppercut that led to the 41-year-old Klitschko being felled in the 11th.The Ukrainian former world champion rose unsteadily before being floored again.He bravely got up once more but referee David Fields waved it off soon after as he was unable to defend himself against a barrage of Joshua blows on the ropes.American Boxing legend Sugar Ray Leonard was among those who immediately hailed the contest as ‘amazing’.“Such an amazing fight with 2 great fighters. Lot of heart by both fighters. A lot of questions answered by @anthonyfjoshua #JoshuaKlitchsko,” he tweeted.Lennox Lewis paid tribute to Klitschko for getting up twice in the 11th from devastating Joshua punches.“How much heart did @Klitschko show in this fight? Gotta respect it. Hold ur head high brother! #joshuaklitschko.” tweeted the Briton who was the last man to be the undisputed world heavyweight champion.The Ukrainian had also been sent crashing to the floor in the fifth round as the 27-year-old British fighter took his perfect record to 19 stoppage wins in 19 fights.“What can I say? 19-0, three and a half years in the game. As I said, I’m not perfect but I’m trying and if you don’t take part you’re going to fail,” said Joshua who was put on the canvas for the first time in his career in the sixth round of the see-saw battle. A third defence of his IBF world heavyweight title also earned Joshua the vacant WBA belt as he became the first British heavyweight since Lewis in 2002 to hold two versions of the world title.It was Klitschko’s first stoppage defeat since Lamon Brewster beat him in 2004 and leaves his record at 64 wins and five defeats.“The best man won tonight and it’s a massive event for boxing,” Klitschko told Sky Sports.“Two gentleman fought each other. Anthony was better today. It’s really sad I didn’t make it tonight.”Klitschko was trying to reclaim two of the three belts he lost to Joshua’s fellow Briton Tyson Fury by an upset on points in November 2015.The Ukrainian had not fought since then and entered the ring as the underdog in front of Britain’s largest boxing attendance since 1939.Klitschko could not establish his jab in the first round and it was Joshua who landed more punches, with the best being a left hook in the opening minute.– Sledgehammer left hand –Joshua began the second confidently and repeatedly found Klitschko with his jab.The Briton missed with a big overhand right at the start of the third round but then connected with a sledgehammer left hand.Klitschko began the fourth full of intent but it was Joshua who started quicker in a thunderous fifth round.The Briton wobbled Klitschko with a left before landing a series of clubbing blows, including a cracking right uppercut, which sent the Ukrainian to the canvas.Klitschko got up but was on unsteady legs and began swinging wildly.Joshua suddenly became static on the ropes after punching himself out. Klitschko seized his moment and began to land flush as he took control.In the sixth, Joshua’s early confidence had evaporated and he was dropped by a right hand to the temple.He was up at eight and immediately had to duck a big left from Klitschko before surviving the round.In the 11th Joshua uncorked a sweet right uppercut to snap back Klitschko’s head, followed by another right to send his opponent to the canvas.Klitschko courageously got up but was nailed by another right and another right uppercut and went down again.Klitschko got up but when Joshua started to pile on the pressure referee Fields had no option but to save the brave Ukrainian from further punishment.READ: Live reactions during fightShare on: WhatsApp Pages: 1 2 – ‘Leave your ego at the door’ –“As boxing states, you leave your ego at the door and you respect your opponent. So a massive shout out to Wladimir Klitschko,” said Joshua.last_img read more

Nelson Cyswog’n’Fun Triathlon begins search for new race director

first_imgFor more than three decades Larry Bickerton has been a mainstay with the Nelson Cyswog’n’Fun Triathlon — the last three as Race Director.Bickerton also has been personally participating in every race since the event begain back in the 1980’s.However, the former dentist and avid triathlon enthusiast, has decided to resign from his position as Race Director of the summertime event.So effective November 1, the Cyswog’n’Fun Triathlon committee will begin to search for a new Race Director to take the annual event into year 33. “The new Race Director will be supported by a committee of 10 experienced directors, plus Larry has offered to provide mentorship to the new individual or individuals (some years two or more people have shared the Race Director responsibilities),” a message on the Cyswog’n’Fun Triathlon website said.”This is your chance to put back into the community. There’s a great nucleus to build from, and a lot of tradition to follow,” the website added.”You will face challenges and need to make significant decisions, but the reward of seeing your effort pay off in smiling, tired competitors will be with you forever.”Anyone interested in learning more about the Race Director position should email [email protected] 2015 Nelson Cyswog’n’Fun Triathlon is set for Sunday, August 2, 2015 at Lakeside Park.Competitors enter the Olympic  — 1.5 kilometer swim, 39 km bike and 10 km run — or Sprint — 500 meter swim, 22 km cycle and five kim run — Course.The main hub for the event is beautiful Lakeside Park that provides the backdrop for the transition stage.last_img read more