6 Oct

Yeronga home packed with potential

first_imgThe home has been well maintained.More from newsCrowd expected as mega estate goes under the hammer7 Aug 2020Hard work, resourcefulness and $17k bring old Ipswich home back to life20 Apr 2020Mr Devine’s uncle bought the land when he immigrated to Australia from the UK in the early 1950s and built the existing house. He then sold it to Mr Devine’s father, who raised his family there with his wife, who died last year.The home has two bedrooms as well as a separate, large studio that would make the perfect teenager’s retreat or accommodate extended family.“My brother and I, when we were teenagers, moved into that studio and that was our little den of iniquity you might say,” Mr Devine joked.The home survived the 2011 floods and has been tastefully updated since. The home at 36 Ormonde Rd, Yeronga. IF WALLS could talk, this much-loved family home would have more than half a century of stories to tell.The post-war house at 36 Ormonde Rd in a tightly-held pocket of Yeronga has been in the same family since the 1950s.Set on a larger- than-average 607sq m block and surrounded by million-dollar properties, it is a rare find.Owner Chris Devine spent most of his childhood at the property with his two siblings and will be sad to see it sold.“I was brought up there from the age of nine, so a lot of memories in that time. It was just a terrific family home,” he said. There is a studio in the backyard.Kate Wilson of McGrath Estate Agents said it was rare for houses to come on the market in the suburb.“It’s a really tightly held pocket of Yeronga so they are few and far between, especially in that condition,” she said.“Whether you are looking for something to invest in, renovate or just the perfect place to build your dream home, you can’t go past this location.”Ms Wilson said the Yeronga market was in high demand.last_img read more

26 Sep

Dialysis patients to double in 9 years

first_img 106 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring! Share HealthLifestyle Dialysis patients to double in 9 years by: – March 23, 2011 Sharecenter_img Share Tweet BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – Given the current trend, the number of patients on dialysis in Barbados could double, reaching 400 by the year 2020, costing the government millions of dollars.This projection, based on statistics from a World Bank Study, was shared by Health Minister Donville Inniss at the annual Silma Reeves Lecture of the Barbados Kidney Association.“It is the intention of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) to restart and maintain the momentum with its transplantation programme. This is expected to save considerable sums of money in the medium to long-term, as we get such patients off dialysis and leading a more productive life,” he said, adding that when preparatory and surgical costs are added to anti-rejection drug costs, we realize that transplantation is the way to go.“It costs approximately BDS$54,000 (US$27,000) annually to provide dialysis for one person on haemodialysis in the QEH, and we are currently paying BDS$1.2 million (US$600,000) per year for those whose service is currently outsourced. It is costing the state approximately BDS$10 million (US$5 million) per year for dialysis services in Barbados. In other words, seven per cent of the QEH budget is being spent on less than 200 patients.”The Health Minister said he had requested that the QEH and the Ministry of Health work with a “sense of determination” to address the issue of organ donation, as it related to brain stem death and ‘do not resuscitate’ policies.“There are some major ethical, and perhaps religious issues, that will rage in this debate but I urge all not to be faint hearted, but to engage in a robust debate and let us come to reasonable decisions. We would not be the first or last country to pursue such a programme,” he said.The QEH is also in the process of replacing 18 dialysis machines in three tranches, at a cost of approximately BDS$1.9 million (US$950,000) per year over the next five years.The Minister disclosed that the QEH was currently managing 168 patients on dialysis, with half being treated three times per week and the other half, twice weekly. Thirteen patients are on peritoneal dialysis and 21 patients attended a private facility.Source: Caribbean 360 Newslast_img read more

23 Sep

Frontier Days shows feature $1,000 to win IMCA Modified mains

first_imgLOVELOCK, Nev. – A pair of $1,000 to win, Fast Shafts Allstar Invitational ballot qualifying features are on Friday, July 29 and Saturday, July 30 Frontier Day cards at Lovelock Speedway.Presenting the Nile Valley 40 lap features are the Nile Valley Race Club and Pershing County Rec Board. IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, Larry Shaw Racing Western Region, Allstar Performance State and local track points will be awarded for each show.Pit gates open at 4 p.m., the grandstand opens at 6:30 p.m. and racing starts at 7:30 p.m. both nights.Car and driver is $60 a day. Pit passes are $25.Grandstand admission is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors, military personnel and students ages 11-15, and free for kids 10 and under. A family package (two adults and two children ages 11-15) is $30, with additional children admitted for half price.More information is available on the www.lovelockspeedway.com website or by calling 775 273-0812 or 775 273-7922.last_img read more

28 Aug

GFA Elections: Premier League elects six to Executive Committee

first_imgPremier league Clubs have elected six individuals to represent them on the National Executive Committee of the Ghana Football Association.Mr. George Afriyie who is on the outgoing Executive Committee retained his seat after securing a joint highest number of votes at Tuesday’s EXCO elections held at the GFA Secretariat.Mr. Afriyie secured 11 votes out of the 16 votes cast same number as Mr. Albert Commey and Delali Eric Senaye secured at the end of the voting.Mr. Samuel Opoku Nti (Asante Kotoko ),Mr. Frank Nwokolo Nelson (Hearts of Oak) and Mr. Nab Benjamin Eyison (Sekondi Hasaacas) all secured 9 votes to make it into the next Executive Commitee.Amongst those who failed to secure the required number of votes are Kudjo Fianoo (Ashantigold) who had (5 )votes,Mr. Emmanuel Larbi Amoah(Medeama SC) with 4 votes and Frederick Acheampong (New Edubiase) with (6) votes.Mr. Kofi Manu (BA United) also failed to make it into the final six after he secured 4 votes with Mr. Kingsley Osei Bonsu (Bechem United)also pulling 7 votes . Before the voting process began at 9:30am, all aspirants outlined the ideas and strategies that they hope to bring on board if elected.–Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more