Tranquil living in a modern Algester home

first_img4 Kibara Place, AlgesterMr Reeves is a tiler by trade so used top-of-the-line porcelain products.“Because I laid them myself, that’s why I spent the extra money on the tiles,” Mr Reeves said. 4 Kibara Place, AlgesterTHIS modern home nestled in a quiet Algester cul-de-sac was the scene of a major renovation project just six months ago.Now the property at 4 Kibara Place looks brand new. 4 Kibara Place, AlgesterA dining area next to the kitchen could also double as a living room.He also refurbished the laundry and main bathroom and added an ensuite in the master bedroom, which all have floor-to-ceiling tiles. 4 Kibara Place, AlgesterHe said his favourite part of the home was the loungeroom.“It’s a massive living area,” he said.The home also has a swimming pool, covered alfresco dining area, security gate and ducted airconditioning. 4 Kibara Place, AlgesterRaymond Reeves bought it a year ago simply to give it a much-needed facelift.“I saw potential in it and I thought, ‘I’ll renovate it and I’ll go from there’,” Mr Reeves said.Mr Reeves said the design was what first attracted him to the property.“It’s a great house,” he said. 4 Kibara Place, AlgesterHe gutted the then three-bedroom, one-bathroom home and transformed it into the perfect family abode.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 2020“Everything inside is brand new,” Mr Reeves said.It now has four bedrooms, all with built-in wardrobes, as well as a study.The stylish kitchen features a Caesarstone benchtop and double ovens. 4 Kibara Place, Algester“You can actually use your phone to operate the airconditioner,” Mr Reeves said.He said the cul-de-sac with just six houses was quiet and close to local shops, schools and public transport.last_img read more

Ghana Rugby congratulates World Rugby EXCO members after election

first_imgMr Herbert Mensah, President and Board Chairperson of Ghana Rugby, has issued letters congratulating the re-elected Chairperson of World Rugby, Sir Bill Beaumont, as well as the African EXCO Members Mr Khaled Babbou (President of Rugby Africa) and Mr Mark Alexander (President of South African Rugby Union).World Rugby unexpectedly announced the result of the just-ended election of a new World Rugby Executive Committee.The new Executive Committee will comprise Sir Bill Beaumont (Chairman), Bernard Laporte (Vice-Chairman), Brett Gosper (Chief Executive), Angela Ruggiero (Independent), Lord Mervyn Davies (Independent); Mark Alexander (South African Rugby Union), Khaled Babbou (Rugby Africa), Bart Campbell (New Zealand Rugby), Gareth Davies (Welsh Rugby Union), John Jeffrey (Scottish Rugby), Bob Latham (USA Rugby) and Brett Robinson (Rugby Australia).In his message, Mensah stated that times have changed and greater equity was required for all. He noted the positivity of having President Khaled Babbou elected to the New Executive Committee (a first for Africa Rugby).“The President of Rugby Africa’s ascendence to the Executive Committee is an indication of changing times. The elections are often seen as simply a stay or changing of the guard and not a time to change,” Mensah said.But Mensah hoped that the gap between the haves and the have-nots would be tackled proactively. Rugby has major challenges to tackle and overcome and he expressed the hope and believe that the newly elected EXCO will indeed tackle and overcome all the challenges ahead to ensure the continued growth and well-being of Rugby, also in Africa.Mensah also extended his appreciation to Mr Agustín Picho who unsuccessfully contested for the top position in World Rugby and thanked him for his selfless service to Rugby as Vice-Chairperson over the past four years.Africa is well-represented on the new World Rugby Executive Committee with both Mr Mark Alexander (President: South African Rugby Union) and Mr Khaled Babbou (President: Rugby Africa) occupying a seat. All Members of the Executive Committee were ‘elected’ unopposed.Mensah congratulated both Babbou and Alexander with their positions on the World Rugby EXCO and expressed the hope that they will do all they can to improve the support to Africa from the world governing body.“We fully realise that the World Rugby EXCO is there to execute the will of the World Rugby Council for the greater good of rugby. The plight of developing rugby in the world, however, is huge and I believe that the position of a region such as Africa as one of the fastest-growing areas of the Game should be reviewed as a matter of urgency,” Mensah said.About Ghana RugbyGhana Rugby is the official full member of both World Rugby (2017) and Rugby Africa in Ghana-West Africa and is responsible for the management and development of the Game Rugby Union in the country. The Union is governed by a Constitution and administers five KPAs (Key Performance Areas) namely: (1) Youth Development & Growth through the World Rugby “Get Into Rugby” Programme, (2) Women in Ghana Rugby, (3) Training & Education, (4) Domestic Competitions and (5) International Performance. Tags: Ghana RugbyHerbert Mensahlast_img read more

Washington COVID-19 Response: Inslee Issues Guidance for Resuming the Car Wash…

first_imgFacebook48Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Washington Governor Jay InsleeGov. Jay Inslee issued guidance today for resuming the car wash industry under the Safe Start Phase 1 recovery plan laid out earlier this week.Through the Washington “Safe Start” plan, more businesses and activities will re-open in subsequent phases with adequate social distancing measures and worker safety and health standards in place. Each phase will be at least three weeks — metrics and data will guide when the state can move from one phase to another.In Phase 1, car wash operations may resume after meeting specific criteria, effective May 7.“No car washes may operate until they can meet and maintain all requirements, including providing materials, schedules and equipment required to comply,” the guidance states.Guidance documents:Memo: Resuming the car wash industryPhase 1 car wash industry COVID-19 requirementslast_img read more


first_imgJerry Hollendorfer3257616%56%$559,394 Martin Pedroza3155316%42%$186,420 Kent Desormeaux3363518%42%$537,173 SANTA ANITA STATISTICS Norberto Arroyo, Jr.3973018%26%$309,580 FINISH LINES: Heartiest congratulations to Santa Anita Paddock Guard John Shear, who will celebrate his 96th birthday on Tuesday, Jan. 17. Shear started at Santa Anita in 1961 as a parking lot attendant but became a Paddock Guard the next year. This marks his 55th year at The Great Race Place. Santa Anita will name Monday’s fourth race in his honor . . . Belated congrats to Bob Baffert, who turned 64 yesterday…Norberto Arroyo Jr., third in Santa Anita’s jockey standings with seven wins, took off his mounts Saturday after pulling his left shoulder in a third-race mishap on Friday. “He’ll see a masseuse today and ride tomorrow,” said his agent and brother, Nelson . . .Deepest condolences to the family and friends of Doug O’Neill’s longtime assistant Leandro Mora on the passing of Mora’s brother, Francisco, who died of esophageal cancer at the age of 56 on Dec. 31. “He had worked for trainers since 1975,” Leandro said. Among them were O’Neill, Armando Lage, Gary Jones, Peter Eurton and David Bernstein . . . Sierra Madre resident and Triple Crown winning jockey Victor Espinoza is featured on the latest READ posters and bookmarks in the Sierra Madre Library newsletter. Espinoza is holding “American Pharoah: The Untold Story of the Triple Crown Winner’s Legendary Rise,” and the children’s book, “D is for Derby: A Kentucky Derby Alphabet.” Espinoza has won the Kentucky Derby three times and the Preakness three times. The self-described “Luckiest Mexican on earth,” Espinoza says Sierra Madre is lucky for him . . . There is a single Pick Six Jackpot ticket carryover of $152,989.04 into Saturday’s races . . . Santa Anita offers holiday racing on Monday, Martin Luther King Jr. Day. It will also be Dollar Day, with beer, sodas and hot dogs on sale for a buck apiece. First post time is 12 noon. Admission gates open at 10 a.m. Santa Anita will be dark for live racing Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Live racing resumes on Friday, Jan. 20, at 1 p.m. Gary Sherlock1030130%40%$62,520 Brice Blanc1433121%50%$125,125 Rafael Bejarano4043910%40%$376,353 Flavien Prat4894919%46%$628,813 Mike Smith1331323%54%$297,650 Victor Espinoza2044420%60%$236,130 Doug O’Neill4465814%43%$287,613 John Sadler1454436%93%$243,824 TrainerMts1st2nd3rdWin%ITM%Money Won William Spawr940244%67%$134,541center_img (Current Through Friday, Jan. 13) Peter Miller2365326%61%$317,780 Stewart Elliott3754614%41%$178,590 Richard Baltas3144513%42%$273,823 Corey Nakatani1532020%33%$167,690 Mark Glatt1734218%53%$131,865 Mario Gutierrez2534412%44%$173,861 CHROME, ARROGATE NEAR REMATCH IN PEGASUSEQUINE PROMOTION BENEFITS HORSES AT CARMAPADDOCK GUARD JOHN SHEAR TURNS 96 TUESDAY CHROME WORKS FOR PEGASUS, ARROGATE NEXTThe eagerly-anticipated rematch between leading Horse of the Year contendersArrogate and California Chrome on Jan. 28 in the $12 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational at Gulfstream Park continues to grow in intensity, as California Chrome worked towards that goal this morning at Gulfstream and Arrogate could possibly work at 9 a.m. or later, at 11:45 a.m. on  Sunday at Santa Anita. First post time is 12:30 p.m.While Baffert was non-committal on details Saturday morning as to when Arrogate would work, Chrome had already completed his breeze at Gulfstream under the direction of trainer Art Sherman’s son and assistant, Alan.“I haven’t watched the video yet but from all reports he went real good,” Art said at Santa Anita Saturday morning. Sherman leaves California next Thursday for Florida, where he will be on hand for Chrome’s upcoming work slated for next Saturday.California Chrome “attracted a crowd for his first workout over the Gulfstream Park track Saturday morning,” according to a release from the Hallandale, Florida venue.Chrome went five furlongs in 1:00.72 under exercise rider Dihigi Gladney, galloping out six furlongs in 1:13.20.“I’m really happy with that work,” Alan said in the release. “The track was a little deep, and he covered the ground well. I couldn’t be happier with him. He just goes about his business. He just loves to train.”Added Gladney: “This horse has a lot of supporters. I looked out there before the track closed for the break and I saw the people piling in. I said, ‘Look at this.’ The Chrome Community is strong everywhere. They love this horse everywhere we go.“He’s been training early in the morning (before dawn), but he’s the type of horse when you take him out in the daylight, he looks around to see what’s going on. By the time I turned him around and he started jogging, he saw the crowd.“He knows this is business. He loves the show.”Video link to California Chrome work: BENEFITS FROM EQUINE PROMOTION Much like human athletes, performance horses of all equestrian disciplines need sports therapy to recover from various aches and pains from strenuous physical activity. Leading the rehabilitation industry with cutting edge technology and services is Eclipse Equine Sports Therapy Center (Eclipse) who helps heal some of California’s finest horses.As a tribute to the Thoroughbreds they care for, Eclipse has created a special promotion to benefit the California Retirement Management Account (CARMA), a nonprofit dedicated to funding aftercare for California-raced horses.“After a successful 2016 working with several top trainers and their horses, Eclipse would like to give back to the industry. Our commitment to the well-being of Thoroughbreds is unwavering, whether they are beginning their racing career or retiring,” said Angie Hager-Scully, owner of Eclipse Equine Sports Therapy Center.Starting with the New Year, for each new Thoroughbred racehorse that receives a minimum 30 days treatment from the state-of-the-art therapy center, Eclipse is donating $200 to CARMA, hoping to raise funds and awareness about importance of aftercare.            “Our goal is to be able to provide rehabilitation, retraining and/or retirement for as many former racehorses as we can. Getting support from the local equestrian community and businesses is vital to our success,” said CARMA Executive Director Lucinda Mandella.Eclipse Equine Sports Therapy Center is located in Paso Robles, California. The promotion ends March 31. For more information please visit Tyler Baze53106619%42%$383,207 JockeyMts1st2nd3rdWin%ITM%Money Won Luis Contreras2735711%56%$179,514 Drayden Van Dyke3847011%29%$238,060 Philip D’Amato1634419%69%$359,925last_img read more