Rare riverfront retreat among Brisbane stunners up for auction

first_img29 Laidlaw Parade, East Brisbane Qld 4169A RARE absolute riverfront home just 3km from the Brisbane CBD is among homes set to go under the hammer this weekend.The five bedroom, three bathroom home at 29 Laidlaw Parade in East Brisbane has been scheduled to sell at a 2pm auction on Saturday. The home has multiple living zones.The views are jawdropping from multiple rooms, with the main living area designed with floor to ceiling glass to take full advantage of that.There was also lots of private space for all members of the family.“There is wonderful separation between the bedrooms with the lower level ideal for teenage children with its own lounge area and kitchenette leading out to a large riverfront terrace and expansive lawn.”Among its features were a riverfront pontoon, multiple living and entertaining spaces, water tank and security and a double car lock up garage plus storage. FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON FACEBOOK FREE: GET THE COURIER-MAIL’S REAL ESTATE NEWS DIRECT TO INBOX It makes good use of floor to ceiling glass to soak up the views.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus23 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market23 hours agoAccording to agent Dean Yesberg of Ray White Brisbane CBD marketed the property as being in an “irreplaceable position” on an “exclusive street synonymous with riverfront living”.“This modern three level family home sits on a 597m2 riverfront block with a wide 15.7m river frontage,” was how he listed it. BUILDER’S DREAM HOME ON SALE LIST FIVE WAY TO PUT YOUR EQUITY TO WORK The home is spread over three levels.center_img It has been meticulously looked after. Not a bad spot at all to watch the world go by.last_img read more

Brookville resident recognized in consumer literacy competition

first_imgWashington D.C.—In celebration of Financial Literacy Month in April, the National Consumers League (NCL) has announced the 33 state champion teams that have earned a spot at the 2018 National LifeSmarts Championship, which will take place starting later this month in San Diego, California. The event will kick off Saturday, April 21, at 5 pm at the Hilton San Diego Resort and Spa.LifeSmarts (LifeSmarts.org) is a national consumer literacy scholarship competition, celebrating its 24th season this year, hosted by NCL, the nation’s oldest consumer watchdog organization. The 2018 National LifeSmarts Champion team will be crowned on Tuesday, April 24.LifeSmarts is a competitive educational and scholarship program, in which teams of students begin online. Top-scorers progress to their state competitions, and then state champion teams meet each April to compete in the National LifeSmarts Championship. This year’s state champion teams hail from as far away as from Portland, Maine, and from as nearby as Los Angeles.Consumer-savvy teens representing 30 states, the District of Columbia, and two wild card teams, will compete at this year’s national event. Throughout the 2017-2018 program year, more than 100,000 teens competed online for a chance to represent their states at the 2018 National LifeSmarts Championship. Players answered more than 3 million consumer questions in the online competition.“We are so proud of this year’s state LifeSmarts champions, who have proven themselves to be the best and the brightest of the next generation of consumers,” said Sally Greenberg, NCL executive director. “LifeSmarts is fun, engaging, and the perfect vehicle for educating young consumers. Our program goes in-depth on the issues kids—and adults—are facing now: finances, health care, the environment, and technology.”The 2018 National LifeSmarts Champion and other winning teams will walk away with prizes and scholarships. In addition to placing as a team, individual students have the opportunity to compete for scholarships by demonstrating knowledge in specific program topic areas. The top eight placing teams and top five individuals are recognized.This season, LifeSmarts celebrated “The Year of Health and Safety,” focusing on health-related resources, learning activities, and special competitive opportunities, underwritten by a grant from Johnson & Johnson. This season, LifeSmarts unveiled the LifeSmarts OTC Medicine Safety Mentoring Project as a community service opportunity for its high school student participants to become mentors for middle school students on the wise use and safe storage of over-the- counter medicines. At the national event, NCL will award scholarships to winning participants from the Mentoring Project.NCL thanks the sponsors who make the program possible including Johnson & Johnson, Comcast NBCUniversal, UL, Western Union, American Express, Experian, and Intuit.Follow the competition onlineParents and teachers can follow the action at Facebook.com/LifeSmarts and via Twitter: #LifeSmartsThe semi-final and final competition matches will be streamed live at LifeSmarts.org, Tuesday, April 24, 2018 starting at 9 a.m. Pacific Time2018 LifeSmarts State ChampionsAlabama (Tuscaloosa): Central High School, Coach: Roslyn EvansArizona (Flagstaff): Flagstaff Home Educators, Coach: Christina BlanchardCalifornia (Los Angeles): Lincoln High School, Coach: Wendy EstradaColorado (Colorado Springs): Vista Ridge High School, Coach: Sahvanna MeaseConnecticut (Waterbury): Crosby High School, Coach: Kelly DonohueDelaware (Wilmington): Salesianum School, Coach: George HornDistrict of Columbia: McKinley Technology High School, Coach: Sarah ElwellFlorida (Jacksonville): Paxon School for Advanced Studies, Coach: Melissa DeckerGeorgia (Douglasville): Douglas County 4-H, Coach: Rose SmithHawaii (Honolulu): Iolani School, Coach: James RubaschIllinois (West Chicago): West Chicago High School, Coach: Don ZabelinIndiana (Brookville): Franklin County High School, Coach: Diana SlavenKansas (Wichita): Maize South High School, Coach: Jean ConklingLouisiana (Lafayette): Acadiana High School, Coach: Stephanie BennettMaine (Portland): Wayneflete School, Coach: Steve WithersMassachusetts (Milton): Milton High School, Coach: Paul ArenburgMichigan (Fenton): Fenton High School, Coach: Bruce BurwitzMinnesota (Lake Crystal): Lake Crystal Wellcome Memorial Secondary School, Coach: Michelle MisslingMissouri (Jefferson City): Blair Oaks High School, Coach: Linda CumptonNew Hampshire (Canaan): Mascoma Valley Regional High School, Coach: Shawn JoyceNorth Carolina (Morehead City): West Carteret High School, Coach: Mark ThompsonNorth Dakota (Jamestown): Jamestown High School, Coach: Marchel KriegerOklahoma (Pryor): Pryor High School, Coach: Sharon RashPennsylvania (Dallas): Dallas High School, Coach: Kevin WestRhode Island (Barrington): Barrington High School, Coach: Samuel SchachterTexas (Mesquite): John Horn High School, Coach: Brenda BreedloveVirginia (Fredericksburg): Massaponax High School, Coach: Ginger WaltersWashington (Olympia): Capital High School, Coach: Katie TurcotteWest Virginia (Ellenboro): Ritchie County High School, Coach: Sonya HaughtWisconsin (Oconto): Oconto High School, Coach: Scot NeuWyoming (Buffalo): Buffalo High School, Coach: Kami Kennedy Qualified for the LifeSmarts National Championship through the Automatic Bid process:Wild Card: #1: Liberty County 4-H, Hinesville, Georgia, Coach: Gypsy TartWild Card: #2, Walker County 4-H, LaFayette, Georgia, Coach: Casey Hobbslast_img read more

ICC World Twenty20: Taskin Ahmed will rectify his action quickly, says Heath Streak

first_imgBangladesh bowling coach Heath Streak is confident suspended pacer Taskin Ahmed will soon adjust his bowling action and return to action in international cricket.According to the Zimbabwean great, the 20-year-old right-arm pacer would be prepared to go through International Cricket Council’s (ICC) bowling assessment again in May.After being slapped with suspensions by the ICC during Bangladesh’s World Twenty20 campaign, Taskin and spinner Arafat Sunny started working on their bowling actions on Monday.Although the duo is barred from playing international games, they are eligible to play domestic competitions in Bangladesh.Taskin may not have Streak by his side all through the adjustment of his action as the former Zimbabwe pacer is set to work with the Gujarat Lions in the Indian Premier League, which will be held after the World T20.Streak has asked the Bangladesh Cricket Board coaching staff to keep the duo under close observation and keep in touch with him as well.”I think because we haven’t got any international cricket, we don’t have time pressure. I think within one month to six weeks we can get his test,” Streak said on Tuesday.”We just need to be hundred percent before we send him to get reinstated, I don’t think it’s a major problem for us… it’s something that you can remedy very quickly”Taskin and Sunny were reported for suspect actions after the World T20 first-round match against the Netherlands.Both of them had undergone bowling assessments in Chennai, following which the bowlers were banned for illegal actions.advertisementTaskin took the test on March 15 where three of his balls exceeded the 15-degree angle of tolerance. Streak believes the young pacer will be able to fix his action without much trouble.”His action, in my opinion, never changed from when I first came and started working with him… we never really had any reason to suspect, so even I was surprised,” Streak said.”Only three out of his nine bouncers were over the limit. In fact, all his quick bouncers were within the legal limit. It was actually his slower ones (which were ruled illegal). The fatigue may have caused the problem.””I don’t think it’s a big problem for us to fix, I am confident we can get him back to play,” Streak concluded.last_img read more