Top-notch for views and luxury

first_img30 Yarrawonga Drive, Castle HillSmith and Elliott principal and selling agent Sally Elliott said the house had a fantastic position and would make an ideal family home.“Because of it’s north facing position it’s one of the few homes than can actually claim to have complete cross breezes so it’s a very low-energy home and on top of that you have solar panels,” Ms Elliott said.“All the living areas are on one level which would suit someone with a young family or if they have a teenager who want their own space there is a bedroom with an ensuite.“It’s probably one of the biggest useable blocks on Castle Hill and the views are fantastic.” 30 Yarrawonga Drive, Castle HillON ONE of Townsville’s most exclusive street lies this spacious four-bedroom home with a most enviable outlook.30 Yarrawonga Drive’s hillside location means it has stunning sea views out to Palm Island.The views can be enjoyed from several rooms including the kitchen and front deck while decking in the backyard provides the perfect place to sit for a while and take in the panoramic views. 30 Yarrawonga Drive, Castle HillMrs Campbell said they had made several changes to the home.“We’ve completely rejigged it, put in a new kitchen and landscaped so now everything flows while there is also a lot of areas to be private.“For instance, my daughter could have her friends over and we could still be doing whatever we wanted.” 30 Yarrawonga Drive, Castle Hill“We’re rattling around in a lot of space we don’t need,” she said.More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020“I really love the high ceilings and I love the openness and spaciousness of it all. The rooms are big and we have heaps of storage.“My sister had a very big house in Brisbane and I always thought if I ever had the opportunity I would want a big home where I felt like I was on holiday – and that’s what this house feels like.” 30 Yarrawonga Drive, Castle HillThe house is airy and spacious and cooled by ocean breezes that flow freely through the home’s many windows and louvres.The house is owned by Judy and Greg Campbell who bought it in 2004 before undertaking extensive renovations.Mrs Campbell is a keen gardener and her green thumb is evident with the property’s beautiful landscaped gardens and fruit trees.She said her and her husband were now ready to downsize and farewell a home they have loved living in for the past 13 years. 30 Yarrawonga Drive, Castle HillThe house is on 1562sq m of land and also features a sparkling in-ground pool.There is a large office at the front of the house which would suit someone working from home.The home has many luxury appointments including a chef’s kitchen with Miele appliances, wine cellar and double shower.The house is also completely air-conditioned, including the tiled garage and is fitted with 5 kVA solar panels. 30 Yarrawonga Drive, Castle Hilllast_img read more

Remita Corporate Champions Cup Season 5 Kicks off

first_imgThe 2019 edition and fifth season of the annual corporate football tournament, Remita Corporate Champions Cup, widely known as RC3, is set to kick off at the Sports Pavilion of Yaba College Technology, Lagos, every Sunday from August 18 to September 1, 2019.The tourney which is in its 5th edition would feature eight leading corporate brands across various industries in Nigeria: Union Bank, First City Monument Bank, IHS Towers, MTN Nigeria, Nestle, Unilever, NEM Insurance, and Friesland Campina.“As always, we strongly believe that work-life balance is a necessity and can substantially contribute to a healthier, productive workforce. This is therefore a pivotal reason we have been a part of this tournament since its inception, and five editions running, we continue to promote team bonding, inter-company networking and wellness among employees from different firms, in an stress-free manner,” said John Obaro, Managing Director, SystemSpecs headline sponsor of the tournament. “More so, we are convinced that a nation with a workforce able to maximise its time and energy for work and other important aspects of their life would be able to immeasurably contribute to national growth and advancement,” Obaro added.Legendary former Super Eagles goalkeeper and tournament ambassador, Peter Rufai, disclosed his hopes for the tournament: “Now in its fifth season and growing even stronger, the success of RC3 this year would surpass all four editions past.“Personally, I expect a remarkable competition. I also anticipate a championship that would engender and strengthen camaraderie among the participating players, teams, organisations, supporters and other individuals across various walks of life,” stressed Rufai.Also speaking on his expectations from the competition, Chief Operating Officer of MediaVision, Jimmy Sogbesan, said: “It has been five whole seasons of spectacular soccer across Corporate Nigeria; we guarantee participating teams and spectators nothing short of that for them and their loved ones again this year.”With the best of football skills and passion by professionals in Nigeria on display, Remita Corporate Champions Cup is the pinnacle of Corporate Games in Nigeria. Its 2019 edition would bring together top brands and SystemSpecs customers in a friendly environment.Regarded as the most prestigious league of all corporate football competitions in Nigeria, the Remita Corporate Champions Cup 2019 would feature winners and runners-up of various sector-based footballing competitions in Corporate Nigeria, covering banking, FMCG, insurance and telecoms. Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

The Constitution in Braille: A Revolutionary Idea Long Overdue

first_imgLiberia’s blind have called on government to produce the Liberian Constitution in Braille so that they will have the opportunity to read it.Braille is a series of raised dots that can be read with the fingers by people who are blind or whose eyesight is not sufficient for reading printed material.In their frank exchange with the CRC last week, representatives of the blind and visually impaired lamented, “Considering the way we are treated, we don’t feel as though we are part of this country.”We consider this a serious indictment of the way we do things in Liberia. The CRC’s mandate is to include ALL citizens of Liberia.The representatives told the CRC, “Now is the time to reflect on treatment of the blind and visually impaired by providing them with copies of the nation’s most important document in Braille. It is just as important for us to read as it is for those with sight.”We pray that the CRC will pay keen and active attention to this community, which in Liberia number at least 35,000, or one percent of the population.  According to recent statistics, three percent of our people are visually impaired.These are significant numbers of people that must be included not only in the constitutional review process, but in the broader spectrum of national affairs.  Their exclusion is unconstitutional, since the Constitution, the basic law of the land and the nation’s most important document, is what guides citizens as they participate in the process of governance.  A citizen’s knowledge of the Constitution empowers him or her to play a more effective and more meaningful role in national affairs and hopefully makes a better citizen.The CRC is, therefore, called to recommend immediately to government the production of the Constitution in Braille, even as the Committee continues its work.  This will enable the blind and visually impaired to participate NOW, while the Review process is ongoing.  GOL could contact the Braille Institute of America, based in Los Angeles, California, or other Braille institutions in neighboring countries or in Europe, for advice and assistance. Perhaps one of development partners interested in the constitutional review process could be approached to assist in this endeavor.But the CRC should not wait, as time is of the essence.  The year 2015, when the CRC should be completing its work, is now only months away.  If the CRC is proactive and swift, treating this matter with urgency, the Constitution in Braille should be ready within the next three months and placed in the hands of these citizens.Another matter of urgency which, not just the CRC but more so the national government should immediately address is the matter of access to buildings for our physically challenged people.For too long, these unfortunate brothers and sisters of ours have complained about access, especially to public buildings and educational institutions.  The time is long past when we as a nation should DO something about this problem, by reaching out to these people and giving them access to places they need to go.The government will, hopefully soon, begin renovating the E.J. Roye and completing other unfinished buildings.  In this process, the physically challenged should be remembered.  Architects and engineers involved in the renovation and construction need to visit the Japanese Friendship Hospital at the John F. Kennedy Medical Center and see what has been done there giving complete access to pregnant mothers and other people in peculiar circumstances. The government also needs to put in place mandatory measures to ensure the efficient maintenance of elevators in buildings that have them. For example, when last did anyone–even the Ministers whose office was on the sixth floor–use the elevators in the old Ministry of Education on Broad Street?That building was totally off limits to our physically challenged, many of whom are teachers.We hope government will act NOW to protect access of ALL the people to buildings in Liberia, most especially government ones.  GOL should make it mandatory that BEFORE a construction permit is given for ANY building now or in the future, access by the physically challenged should be assured.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Long-time Arsenal target to join Juventus in £25million deal

first_img Julian Draxler The agent of Arsenal target Julian Draxler has met with Juventus to discuss an imminent move to the Serie A champions.As talkSPORT told you first on Monday, the Germany World Cup-winning schemer is set to leave Schalke this summer after Juve launched a bid of around £25m for his signature.And now the deal looks to be progressing quickly as Juve directors arrived in Germany last night to meet with Draxler’s agent and thrash out the terms of a contract worth £4m per season – more than double what the 21-year-old is currently earning.Arsene Wenger has been a long-term admirer of the player but is well served with attacking midfield talent at the Emirates.Draxler, who still has three years left to run on his current Schalke contract, is apparently keen to move on from the Veltins-Arena. 1last_img read more