Cottage transformed into grand Queenslander

first_imgThe house was extensively renovated.A few years later, and with their now young daughter in tow, they bought the original 1910-era Queenslander cottage, and embarked on an extensive renovation with John Thelander of Thelander Architecture and Interiors.“It had never even been painted inside. We lifted it, knocked off the small kitchen at the back and built underneath,” Mrs Molesworth said.“At the time it had a small front veranda but we had to re-roof the house so we added the wraparound veranda.“We opened up all of the rooms so they op Mrs Molesworth said the renovation brief had been to capture the natural light and breezes, while in keeping with the character of the property.“It is very much a classic renovation,” she said. “The front facade, the flooring at the front, it’s all original.” This area opens to a covered outdoor entertaining area and pool.Downstairs there are two more bedrooms, with built-in wardrobes, a rumpus room, laundry, bathroom and double garage. A cottage at 70 Vale Street in Wilston was transformed in to a grand Queenslander by its owners. Their son was born in a small cottage across the street, but it wasn’t until after their daughter was born that they moved in to the house that they would call home for more than 20 years.Jane and Nigel Molesworth bought 70 Vale St in Wilston in 1998, having moved away from the suburb for a few years after their son was born.center_img Now looking to downsize, Mrs Molesworth said it would be hard to say goodbye to the home. She said she had enjoyed watching the kids play in the back garden, on the verandas and grow up in the home.“Our kids walked to school, the village, it has been such a great area for a family,” she said.“The house itself is great because with a young family you can all live upstairs but when the kids get older, they have that space downstairs.“And we spent a lot of time in the garden, making it very green and very private.“There are a lot of happy memories here of family gatherings … it will be quite hard to say goodbye to be honest.” ened on to the veranda via french doors.”The five bedroom, three bathroom house sits on an elevated 810sq m block with inground pool, established gardens and outdoor entertaining spaces.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus14 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market14 hours agoThe home has plenty of character features including a double-sided fireplace, VJ walls, timber floors, sash windows and high ceilings.Upstairs, there are three bedrooms including the main suite with an ensuite, walk-in wardrobe and views overlooking the gardens and pool.There are also the formal dining and living rooms on either side of the original corridor, which lead to the new open-plan kitchen, living and dining space.last_img read more

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McGregor then Lomachenko, so who’s next?

first_imgAs things stand, Pacquiao would most likely get his chance to return to action, possibly in April.The question is against who.Two possible foes—Amir Khan and Mike Alvarado—have been mentioned.Veteran promoter Bob Arum said Pacquiao’s next fight would be a unique one.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lomachenko’s manager didn’t have to elaborate. But after the rumor persisted, Klimas found it his duty to set the record straight.He said: “This is insane. No we are not fighting Pacquiao. He is an old man and Loma beating him takes us nowhere. They’d say he beat an old guy who was basically retired. We want to fight active champions dominating their weight class.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkThere loomed the promise of a great purse, after Pacquiao said on national television he was set and raring to clash with Lomachenko.The challenge had been readily turned down. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year MOST READ Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases D-League: Pasaol still feeling his way with new team OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award View comments Vasyl Lomachenko, of Ukraine, punches a bag during a workout at a Manhattan boxing gym Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017, in New York, while preparing for his Saturday WBO super featherweight title fight against Guillermo Rigondeaux. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)This is no longer funny. The morning after it was alleged Manny Pacquiao was in talks to fight Vasyl Lomachenko, the manager of the Ukrainian pound-for-pound star came up with a sweeping denial.“No, it’s not truth,” cried Egis Klimas.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina “It can’t be just about money,” Klimas explained. “Pacquiao is legendary and very respectful, but he’s non-active. He’s done and Loma won’t take advantage. We’ve better route fighting active champions in our weight class.”Anyway, when Pacquiao called out mixed martial arts star Conor McGregor last November—“Stay fit my dear friend”—it could be purely out of fancy.There’s however honest urgency in the Lomachenko case.Pacquiao said he wanted to box because it’s his life.“I miss boxing,” he stated.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

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South Africa’s 2030 plan to ‘turn the tide on Aids’

first_img23 July 2014 South Africa is set to make major increases in the scale of an already massive HIV/Aids treatment and prevention programme as the country pushes to meet ambitious new targets for turning the tide on HIV/Aids by 2030, says Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi. Speaking during his department’s budget vote in Parliament in Cape Town on Wednesday, Motsoaledi said the new targets were in line with those set both by the country’s National Development Plan (NDP) and by delegates currently attending the 20th International Aids Conference in Melbourne, Australia. Motsoaledi said the conference had gone beyond existing international goals by declaring that the world needed to “bring an end to HIV/Aids” by 2030, adding that this had been defined as follows: “It means 90% of people know their status; 90% of those that are HIV positive are on treatment; 90% of those on treatment are virally suppressed.” South Africa’s next step would therefore be “to increase coverage in the manner proposed by the 90% approach. This means testing most, if not all, of the population annually, initiating everyone who is positive on treatment regardless of CD-4 count and supporting all those that are on treatment. “In summary, it will mean mass testing in every possible setting: schools, universities, workplaces, churches and communities,” Motsoaledi said. The minister also announced that, as of January 2015, HIV-positive patients would start receiving free antiretroviral treatment once their CD4 count fell below 500, instead of current threshold of less than 350. At the same time, the Department of Health will shift all HIV-positive pregnant women from the World Health Organisation’s “option B” treatment model – the current norm in the country – to the “option B+” treatment model. Under the “B” model, HIV-positive pregnant women receive free antiretroviral treatment while they are breastfeeding, and stop receiving treatment once they have finished breastfeeding if their CD4 count is lower than 350. “Option B+ simply means every pregnant HIV positive woman goes on lifelong treatment, regardless of their CD4 status,” Motsoaledi said, adding that these interventions represented a milestone in the country’s fight against HIV/Aids. While research has shown that the treatment of as many people as possible is itself a highly effective form of prevention, the minister said, the country’s massive treatment programme would be accompanied by a wide range of prevention techniques. These will include programmes for mass education and communication, social mobilisation, HIV counselling and testing, prevention of mother-to-child transmission, and the management of sexually transmitted infections in general. They will also include massive condom distribution, the provision of safe blood transfusion, and a widescale medical male circumcision campaign targeting 4-million men by 2016. The minister also announced that government would be undertaking a massive campaign to decentralise the management of multi-drug-resistant TB (MDR-TB) in the country. “Presently, we have 100 such decentralised sites, and we intend to increase them to 2 500. This will happen through a rapid establishment and scale-up of nurse-led MDR-TB treatment management teams at municipal ward level.” He said his department also aimed to screen all 150 000 inmates in the country’s correctional services facilities for MDR-TB, as well as all 500 000 miners and the 600 000-strong peri-mining communities in six districts identified as having a high level of mining activity. Source: SAnews.gov.zalast_img read more

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Francesco Totti feels honoured to receive AS Roma Hall of Fame

first_imgFrancesco Totti who played for Roma and the Italy national team says he feels honoured to have received the club’s Hall of Fame recognition after a 28year career at the club.The Italian player is often referred to as Er Bimbo de Oro, L’Ottavo Re di Roma, Er Pupone, Il Capitano, and Il Gladiatore by the Italian sports media and while reacting to his new recognition award, he said as quoted by the club’s website.“I feel profoundly honoured to receive this recognition, and in the way, it has been bestowed,” Totti said.“To be among my idols, and those for generations of Giallorossi fans, is a privilege. For this I want to thank Roma, for achieving this new honour by wearing the colours of the club of my heart and my city.”He will now join the following who have received the recognition before him:Class of 2012: Franco Tancredi, Marcos ‘Cafu’, Aldair Nascimento Santos, Francesco Rocca, Agostino Di Bartolomei, Fulvio Bernardini, Paulo Roberto Falcao, Bruno Conti, Amedeo Amadei, Roberto Pruzzo.Class of 2013: Attilio Ferraris, Sebino Nela, Giuseppe Giannini, Vincenzo Montella.Francesco Totti, Roberto ManciniTotti praises Mancini for the job he’s doing in Italy Manuel R. Medina – September 8, 2019 After the Italy national team failed to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, many changes were made, and Roberto Mancini started to coach the squad.Class of 2014: Alcides Ghiggia, Vincent Candela, Carlo Ancelotti, Rudi Voeller.Class of 2015: Guido Masetti, Sergio Santarini, Damiano Tommasi, Gabriel Omar Batistuta.Class of 2016: Giorgio Carpi, Arcadio Venturi, Giancarlo De Sisti, Toninho Cerezo.Tott’s ended his career at Roma last Sunday after 786 appearances and netting 307 goals in total for the club.He also engaged in 570 competitive games as captain AS Roma which brought him the Giallorossi’s all-time leading appearance.Totti also grabbed individual awards like the European Golden Shoe as the continent’s top scorer in 2006-07 as well as the Golden Foot Award in 2010.last_img read more

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