Cairns townhouses offer plenty of options in the city

first_img“Townhouses appeal to a wide audience for three major reasons being value for money, location and low-maintenance living,” he said. “A popular opinion is to stray away from the M suburbs – Manoora, Manunda and Mooroobool – however given the proximity to the city in a rising market, these will be some of the first places to see capital growth. More from newsCairns home ticks popular internet search terms2 days agoTen auction results from ‘active’ weekend in Cairns2 days agoTownhouse 9 is for sale at 13 Le Grande St, Freshwater for $249,000 with Cairns Property Office.“Growth can also be found in blue chip areas such as Edge Hill and Whitfield.“When looking to buy a townhouse you want to get something that is low maintenance and has a proactive body corporate with a healthy sinking fund amount saved.”With the ever growing trend of minimalism and downsizing, townhouses are becoming more and more popular with a wider range of buyers, according to Thomas Baldwin Boutique Real Estate’s Morganne Baldwin. “There are so many clever ways to design smaller spaces these days and many people are looking to reduce their living costs so they can experience life more and have the option to lock up and leave or rent without the fuss of too much garden maintenance,” she said. “As Cairns develops we are already seeing innovative companies designing practical and stylish spaces to suit this growing market and they are achieving some incredible results. “Having lived in and renovated a townhouse before, my tips and tricks when looking to buy either a townhouse or an apartment would be to check the Body Corporate Disclosure Statement and drive past the complex at different hours of the day, for example 8am and 5.30pm, to get a feel of the neighbours. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:22Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:22 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels576p576p360p360p270p270pAutoA, 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 Rate1xFullscreenAndrew Winter’s spring selling tips01:23WHETHER you’re a first homebuyer, have a family or are looking to downsize, townhouses offer a plethora of styles and options.They can come with two to four bedrooms, could have room for pets and often have a small courtyard or patch of space to grow vegies or soak up the sun.Low maintenance, townhouses will often be mana Townhouse at 2/20-28 Sandwich St, Kamerunga is for sale for offers over $340,000 with Belle Property.ged by a third party and offer security and community.For young families, townhouse developments are often located close to employment hubs and public transport and offer the ability to get into better school catchments at a lower entry price.They can also offer easy access to lifestyle and entertainment precincts.Similar traits appeal to retirees who are seeking to downsize the big family home once the children have left. Often these people want to stay in the same blue chip suburbs where they’ve owned big properties.RE/MAX Cairns agent Ray Murphy said the hot spots for townhouses were Cairns North, Edge Hill and Freshwater. 5/16-18 Corkill St, Freshwater will go to auction on August 13 with RE/MAX Cairns.“And make sure that you can incorporate some clever storage options so you can make the smaller space stylish and easily liveable.”A townhouse is a strata-titled property and often operates in the same way as an apartment block. The title grants ownership of a section of a larger development with shared walls, floors, ceilings, facilities and common areas and as owner you can participate in the management of the overall property.last_img read more

Women feature in abuser stats

first_imgThe Southland Times 10 June 2013More than 50 people have been arrested for domestic violence in Invercargill in the past three weeks and police say an increasing number of the offenders are women.  Senior Sergeant Dave Raynes said the number of women arrested for assaulting their partners was rising – two of the six people arrested for domestic assault between Friday night and Saturday afternoon were women.  All six weekend incidents happened at home and involved alcohol. Mr Raynes said six arrests was an unusually high number for a weekend, and it followed a spike in arrests in the past month for domestic assaults. There were 53 arrests for domestic violence in the past three weeks, with arrests previously averaging 13 a week, he said. Mr Raynes said data had not been broken down to show how many of the people arrested were women, but he believed the number of women brought in for domestic assault was rising. Alcohol was the greatest contributing factor but it was unclear what was creating the spike, he said.…The South Canterbury Women’s Refuge announced early this year it would start branching out to men because the number of violent women had increased, but Invercargill Women’s Refuge does not have support services specifically for men.http://www.stuff.co.nz/southland-times/news/8775132/Women-feature-in-abuser-statslast_img read more

Jacinda confused about NZ abortion law

first_imgVoice for Life – by Jacqui de Ruiter 8 September 2017Family First Comment: An excellent commentary from Voice for Life…“Without hesitation, (Jacinda Ardern)said there would be no review, abortion would be “decriminalised”. I suspect that the majority of viewers would think that her use of the word “decriminalize”, means that women seeking an abortion are somehow under the current law, “criminals”. She was saying in effect, “I will remove the law and you won’t be treated as criminals.” That is really misleading and she is saying this out of ignorance of what the 1961 Crimes Act states, or she does know and is willfully creating an impression.”On Monday night’s Leaders Debate, Patrick Gower asked Jacinda Ardern what she would do about abortion if she became Prime Minister.Without hesitation, she said there would be no review, abortion would be “decriminalised”.I suspect that the majority of viewers would think that her use of the word “decriminalize”, means that women seeking an abortion are somehow under the current law, “criminals”.She was saying in effect, “I will remove the law and you won’t be treated as criminals.”That is really misleading and she is saying this out of ignorance of what the 1961 Crimes Act states, or she does know and is willfully creating an impression.The fact is that Section 183 (2) of the Crimes Act states that no woman can be convicted for having an abortion.We have had lawyers check it out and that is what the law says. Look up the 1961 Crimes Act online and see for yourself.Immunity from prosecution for an abortion is a British and American legal tradition (and by extension to New Zealand) going back over 150 years. It is based on the premise and experience that it was practically impossible to produce safe evidence for a conviction.There could be factors like coercion involved. Instead the courts focused on the abortionist and held that immunity from prosecution, enabled women to freely testify against them.Therefore, the reality is that when abortion-rights supporters and their allies in Parliament talk of “decriminalization”, there is actually nothing to decriminalize, with the exception of Section 44, which is employed as a safety deterrent to protect women.Now, wearing my nurse’s hat, I ask you to consider the implications of what Jacinda is supporting. She is supporting unrestricted abortion up to birth.If she isn’t, then she should quickly tell us what restrictions she wants set in place.As a nurse over many years of practical experience, I have cared for pregnant women in often difficult circumstances and there are always two patients: the mother and her baby.We are no longer ignorant, or in the dark, about the reality of what a baby looks like in the womb, because of the development of ultrasound pictures.Pregnant women take delight in showing the pictures to their family, friends and workmates, so today there is a much greater awareness of what a baby looks like.Which brings me to the procedures nurses would be required to assist with, if Jacinda and her like-minded colleagues bring in unrestricted abortion.Second-trimester abortions involved dismemberment of the living baby. The operating surgeon leaves the room and the nurses are left to clean up. The baby has to be re-assembled to ensure that no body tissue is left in the uterus and then prepared for disposal as “medical waste”.Third-trimester abortions involve an injection of potassium chloride into the baby’s heart and then labour is induced. Were it not for the lethal injection, these babies could be born alive and there are plenty of couples who would love to adopt them.Some nursing staff can handle late-term abortions, but many find it very distressing and dread seeing their names on the roster. Internal briefing papers to the Ministry of Health from District Health Boards describe the problems and the difficulty retaining staff.It’s all very well for Jacinda and her colleagues to talk of “decriminalisation” and no restrictions, but they will never have to help provide “service delivery” in an abortion operating theatre.The model they want to bring in here is the Abortion Law Reform Act passed by the Victorian State Parliament in 2008. It allows for abortion up to birth.When the Bill was being debated, an amendment was introduced to mandate giving pain relief to second-trimester babies facing dismemberment. It was voted down by a large majority, which tells you something.http://voiceforlife.org.nz/blog/jacinda-confused-about-nz-abortion-law/Keep up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.last_img read more

Apple Unveils 18-Karat Gold and Sapphire Crystal Glass Watch

first_img‎Apple‬ unveiled on Monday the company’s first wearable product: the ‪‎Apple Watch‬. This device enables you to communicate from your wrist by sending and receiving messages, answering calls to your ‪‎iPhone‬, and with Digital Touch, sending even your own heartbeat. Apple CEO ‎Tim Cook‬ says the Apple Watch is the most personal device the company has ever created. Still, is the new gadget worth the hype?last_img

“Bring a Book and Take a Book” moves to Roseau Market tomorrow

first_img Share EducationLocalNewsPrimarySecondaryTertiary “Bring a Book and Take a Book” moves to Roseau Market tomorrow by: – July 29, 2011 Sharing is caring! Share Sharecenter_img 61 Views   no discussions Tweet In photo: Participants at the 2010 Book Exchange inPortsmouth. Photo credit: Nature Island Literary Festival.The Nature Island Literary Festival and Book Fair will be holding another book exchange under the slogan, “Bring a Book and Take a Book” at the Roseau Market this Saturday, 30th July, from 6.00am to 10.00am.This Book Fair is organized to provide an opportunity to people to exchange books and buy new and second-hand books.The organisers are hopeful that people will enjoy this innovative book exchange, and participate in large numbers.Papillote Press who is the sponsor of the event says: “We want people to bring books that they no longer want and find something new that they do want to read. If you bring one book, you take one book; bring five books, you take five books. It’s as simple as that.”There will also be local poets performing their dynamic poems, and an open mic for anyone who would like to bring a poem and perform their own work.On Saturday 16th July, 2011 the Nature Island Literary Festival and Book Fair held a book exchange at the Portsmouth Market which was very well attended and dubbed a success.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

Girls Area High School Basketball Scores

first_imgWRBI Area Girls Basketball Scores.Thursday (12-4)Switzerland County  51     Batesville  40JV-Batesville 38-23East Central  60     Harrison  30North Decatur  57     Oldenburg Academy  49South Decatur  69     Crothersville  52last_img

December 10, 2018 Police Blotter

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Van Gaal will not combine roles

first_img “Tottenham Hotspur, you know I supported them when I was eight years of age. I went there at 12, left there at 28. Went back and managed. It’s in my blood. It’s in my bones. “If I was offered the job, yes I would want to go back, even if it was for the sake of the club. (Interim manager) Tim (Sherwood) is in pole position here.” Sherwood took the side for Sunday’s 3-2 win at Southampton in a caretaker capacity and also wants a permanent position with the club. If he does not get it, though, Hoddle would be willing to take over, even on a short-term deal until the end of the season. “If the club felt that they wanted me to go in until the end of the season even, they wanted something else long term, I would be prepared to do that because I love the club,” he added. Hoddle insists he has not been contacted by Levy, and added that he would be willing to work for the man who sacked him a decade ago. “They’ve not offered me the job, so it’s all speculation, it’s all a bit of media hype,” he said. “It’s a different club completely this time. I think I had a squad that was ageing at the time, we were bringing free transfers in, we brought Teddy Sheringham and Gus Poyet in on free transfers. “This isn’t the same scenario at this club at the moment. It’s a completely different scenario to that. I think there’s a way forward.” Holland coach Louis van Gaal has ruled out combining the Oranje job with a role at Tottenham. Press Association The vastly experienced Van Gaal, who has had spells at Ajax, Barcelona and Bayern Munich in a glittering career, has been linked with the managerial vacancy at White Hart Lane created by Andre Villas-Boas’ sacking last Monday. But the 62-year-old hinted it is not something he would be immediately interested in. He told Dutch broadcasters NOS: “Everyone who knows me knows I won’t do two jobs at the same time.” Van Gaal’s contract with the Dutch FA expires after next summer’s World Cup finals in Brazil and he suggested he would then be open to a move to England. He added: “I’ve always said that I want to work in the Premier League, so there’s a chance. “But I’ve also read that Frank de Boer and Guus Hiddink were in the picture.” Earlier Sunday, Glenn Hoddle admitted he would be interested in taking the job for a second time. The 56-year-old sat in the White Hart Lane dugout between 2001 and 2003 and is currently without a club, having last managed at Wolves in 2006. It remains to be seen if Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy wants to give Hoddle a second chance, but he is willing to take any opportunity there may be. Speaking on Sky Sports 1 he said: “Do I want the job? Well I’ve had the job there once. last_img read more

ICC discussing fate of World Test Championship with members

first_imgBy Sudipto GangulyMUMBAI (Reuters) – The fate of the inaugural World Test Championship (WTC) will depend on the ability of countries to reschedule the series that have been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the International Cricket Council said on Monday.With several bilateral series being wiped out, doubts remain over whether the WTC final between the top two sides could be held as scheduled in June next year at Lord’s.“We are currently in discussion with members in what their plans are around rescheduling their queue,” Geoff Allardice, ICC general manager – cricket operations, said on a video call.“Obviously there are teams which have rescheduled them as quickly as possible and depending on how many of them could be rescheduled within the available time window, that will give us a better view on the most appropriate timing for the final. “But at this stage the final is scheduled for June 2021. But we are working with the members on that, to understand their rescheduling of the series that are postponed already.”The nine top-ranked sides are scheduled play three series each at home and away to determine the finalists with India leading the table currently, followed by Australia.Earlier on Monday, the ICC said the three-match series between England and Ireland beginning on Thursday will kick off the inaugural Super League, which will determine who qualifies for the 2023 World Cup in India. England were also the first to host international cricket after a 117-day shutdown when a three-test series against West Indies began in bio-secure conditions in Southampton earlier this month.Allardice said the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) had done a “fantastic” job in the resumption of international cricket and safety remains the priority with the situation regarding the new coronavirus differing from country to country.“The measures that you might need to resume international cricket in New Zealand, for example, might be very different to what the ECB has put in place,” he said. Allardice added that the ICC was not currently looking beyond test, 50-overs and Twenty20 formats to spread the game.last_img read more

Broward’s Phase 1 Reopening Begins Monday

first_imgThe list of businesses and services allowed to operate is expanded.Professional services and other businesses located in multi-business office buildings can resume normal operations, to the extent they are designated as essential services pursuant to the Governor’s Executive Order 20-91.All businesses are strongly encouraged to perform remote operations and allow employees to utilize telework or other remote working methods that permit social distancing.Restaurants and food establishments can open for dining at a maximum 50% indoor occupancy, with six-foot distancing and other restrictions. Outdoor seating is allowed with six-foot distancing, but outdoor seating combined with indoor seating cannot exceed 100% of total occupancy limits.Retail establishments selling goods other than personal services can open at a maximum 50% indoor occupancy, with other restrictions.Businesses that provide personal services by Florida licensed professionals (including barbershops, cosmetology salons and cosmetology specialty salons) can open with restrictions, provided they are licensed with the State of Florida and comply with requirements pursuant to the Governor’s Executive Order 20-120.Existing licensed drive-in movie theaters can operate at up to 50% capacity, with restrictions.Community rooms, fitness centers and gyms located within multi-family housing developments or community associations can operate at their option, with restrictions, including 50% maximum occupancy. Residents only, no guests allowed. Hot tubs, saunas, steam rooms and shower facilities shall remain closed.Public pools and private club pools (including municipal pools) can open, with restrictions. The water features at facilities operated by Broward County Parks and Recreation remain closed.Museums can open with a maximum 25% capacity, and restrictions. Groups of more than 10 are not allowed to congregate in any public space that does not provide for social distancing. Reopened businesses must adhere to a stringent cleaning regimen. Highlights of the County Administrator’s latest Emergency Order are: The new Emergency Order, which includes restrictions for an allowable return to business operations, also retains important requirements for members of the public to continue to observe CDC-recommended social distancing guidelines, and the wearing of facial coverings while in public places.  BROWARD COUNTY, FL –   Broward County Administrator Bertha Henry issued Emergency Order 20-10 on Thursday, May 14, 2020, providing for a phased reopening of business activity, beginning on Monday, May 18, with restrictions in accordance with a modified Phase 1 of Governor Ron DeSantis’ statewide reopening plan. Broward’s beaches will remain closed.last_img read more