Forget luxury real estate, an affordable property was the one most potential buyers viewed in Queensland this week

first_img165 Laurel Ave, Chelmer.It has four bedrooms, and six bathrooms and is a contemporary home on the river.The four-level home has all the high tech bells and whistles. It has a large home office and library which has been set up as a “designated business space’’ separate from the home. 7 Kenrose St, Carina. Picture: realestate.com.auDownstairs are three bedrooms, an open plan second kitchen and living room. There is a bathroom and a laundry and utility room plus a covered patio. 4 Millicent St. Shailer Park. Picture: realestate.com.auThe house, which is listed through the Mark Coleman Team at RE/MAX Territory – Shailer Park has an asking price in the high $500,000s.The four-bedroom home has been updated and has blackbutt timber flooring. 7 Kenrose St, Carina. Picture: realestate.com.auUpstairs are polished hard wood floors and plantation shutters. The living and dining area are open plan and there is a front balcony.A home at 1 Gearside St, Everton Park seeking offers of more than $475,000 rounded out top five listings this week. 4 Millicent St, Shailer Park. Picture: realestate.com.auThere is a bar within the living area and the kitchen has gloss acrylic cabinetry, Caesarstone benchtops and an induction cooktop.Carina was home to the fourth most popular listing this week with a five-bedroom house at 7 Kenrose St. It is listed for $785,000 through Tony Ugrinic of @Realty – Carina.The dual-living home is on 706 sq m. 1 Gearside St, Everton Park. Picture: realestate.com.auThe home, listed through Liam Mahony at Coronis – Arana Hills, has a very large outdoor living area.center_img 20 Joachim St, Holland Park West. Picture: realestate.com.auFORGET luxury real estate this affordable property was the one most potential buyers viewed in Queensland this week.The four-bedroom home at 20 Joachim St, Holland Park West was the most viewed property on realestate.com.au in Queensland this week.The house is listed for buyers in the mid $600,000s through Dianne Deem of Ray White Eight Mile Plains. 20 Joachim St, Holland Park West. Picture: realestate.com.auIt is described as a good entry level investment in the suburb.The two-storey house overlooks parklands and is close to public transport.It has polished hardwood floors, a renovated kitchen with a dishwasher and four bedrooms upstairs. Downstairs is a second bathroom and the potential to create a living area.It was back to the luxury market for the second most popular this week, a home in blue chip Chelmer at 165 Laurel Ave.The home, is listed through Hannah Dodds of Queensland Sotheby’s International Realty Paddington. 1 Gearside St, Everton Park. Picture: realestate.com.auThe post war home has three bedrooms, polished timber floors and an updated kitchen and dining area with a gas cook top and range hood. More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home2 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor2 hours ago165 Laurel Ave, Chelmer.Inside the home are floating timber stairs which lead up to the main living areas.Open plan living areas lead out to outdoor terraces with a heated lap pool, spa and poolside barbecue kitchen.A home at 4 Millicent St, Shailer Park was popular with prospective buyers this week coming in third on the list of most viewed homes.last_img read more

Cervical cancer NGO launched in Trinidad & Tobago

first_imgIn January, the family of cervical cancer victim, 32-year-old, Trinidad and Tobago national volleyball player, Ayanna Dyette, officially launched The Ayana S. Dyette Foundation for Cervical Cancer.Dyette passed away from cervical cancer approximately one year after her Stage Four diagnosis in July 2017, much to the shock of the athlete’s family and friends. Her symptoms began with heavy bleeding during her period, and quickly escalated to excruciating pain, which landed her in the  Port-of-Spain General Hospital. It was there that she finally received a pap smear and was diagnosed with cervical cancer. Addressing staggering prevalence According to the family, the non-governmental organization was formed to address the staggering prevalence of cervical cancer in Trinidad and Tobago. The foundation “is is focused on awareness, geared towards preventative action, by highlighting the importance of yearly pap smears, healthy sexual habits, medical advancements and information hubs for self–learning.” “Ayana’s story shows that she was just like many other women. She was young, outgoing, educated, athletic with abound opportunities in sport and her professional life as a financial planner, who just did not do her regular checkups. Sadly she became a statistic. Our hope is that other women will hear her story and take immediate action!”Caused by HPVAlmost all cases of cervical cancer are caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV), a sexually transmitted infection. HPV vaccinations are now readily available in most countries, with public health programs focused on alleviating the growing prevalence of cervical cancer by promoting the vaccine as a proven preventative measure. If caught quickly through an annual pap smear examination, precancerous lesions can be effectively treated if diagnosed in its early stages. In a statement released earlier this week, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) noted that cervical cancer is third most common cancer among women in the Caribbean.last_img read more

The imagination station

first_img1 of 6 Evans’ playsets range in price from $265 to $850, depending on how elaborate they are.“It has been so fun to see the mud kitchens do so well. It all kind of started with a ‘let’s just see what happens’ kind of approach,” Evans said.Evans said a lot of families have provided positive feedback on the imaginary kitchens, with many parents saying it is a nice way to encourage kids to get outside, and also provides a respite to parents while their children are playing. Marina Evans and Nico Evans enjoy imaginative play with the Double Sink Mud Kitchen and Sensory Bin and Stand from Monarch Studio. — Traeger di Pietro Marina Evans at play with the Sensory Bin and Stand from Monarch Studio. — Traeger di Pietro Paul Angelico and Lauren Angelico in Monarch Studio, which creates sensory play furniture and mud kitchens. — Traeger di Pietro About four years ago, Evans, who lives in Vineyard Haven, was shopping online and saw some mud kitchens that she thought would be perfect for her 2-year-old daughter (now 6 years old).A mud kitchen is a small kitchen setup for children that brings together cooking with life-size utensils and role play from the home and outdoor environment into one sensory experience. It can also be used all year round, and is a great way for children to build independence and confidence.Evans asked her father to build a mud kitchen for her daughter, and it was an absolute hit. But she wanted to make and sell the playsets so other children could have a great time while also working on cognitive and motor skills, so she designed a mud kitchen and started to sell her products from her Etsy studio, Monarch Studio Shop. Lauren Angelico, left, Marina Evans, and Nico Evans play with the Double Sink Mud Kitchen and Sensory Bin and Stand from Monarch Studio. — Traeger di Pietro Video Playerhttps://www.mvtimes.com/mvt/uploads/2020/08/monarch-studio-sensory-play.mp400:0000:0001:47Lauren Evans wants to make sure kids are getting outside while using their hands and active imaginations to both learn and have fun. Marina Evans and Nico Evans are playing with the Double Sink Mud Kitchen and Sensory Bin and Stand from Monarch Studio. — Traeger di Pietro Nico Evans works on filling the Double Sink Mud Kitchen from Monarch Studio. — Traeger di Pietro “Kids have such vivid imaginations, mud can be anything to a kid. My son will be playing in his kitchen — one day he is making muffins, and the next day he is working on a construction site,” Evans said. “And because kids get so engaged in what they are doing, parents can kind of step back and relax for a few.”For a lot of families, Evans said the imagination stations are replacing the hours of screen time that kids might be “a bit overloaded on.”“Kids get to play outside and use their hands and imaginations,” Evans said. “They are learning as they are playing, and they don’t even realize it.”And you don’t need a huge yard or playroom for the mud kitchens. They fit easily in a small yard or play area.According to Evans, schools have used mud kitchens and other sensory tools to enhance outdoor play areas and encourage interaction and collaboration between kids.Evans also makes a sensory bin stand, which holds a large Tupperware container that can be filled with craft sand, birdseed, rice, or water and bubbles.One child can play at the sensory bin stand, or multiple kids can play at once, and families can fill the bins with anything that their kids enjoy playing with.All of the Monarch Studio Shop playsets are made of natural, untreated pine.Evans also makes different entertainment and education sets for kids, such as a puppet theater, a wooden tool bench, a reading nook that gives kids privacy to read, write, or draw, and a play castle for indoor play during the winter.One of her friends has offered to make kits to go along with the sensory bin stands that will highlight a particular theme, and will include a book and dry materials for playtime. Nothing on the mud kitchens or the sensory bin stands is electronic or battery-operated, so kids who use the playsets are fully immersed in what they are doing.Evans said the idea behind the playsets is simple, but effective.“Kids love to mimic adults, and one thing adults do every single day is cook,” Evans said. “This way, they can mimic the adults in their life, siblings can learn from and teach each other, and kids gain a new sense of independence, which helps them build confidence.”Apart from giving parents a bit of a break, the playsets allow kids to have their own space, their own tools, and their own projects going on. “It gives them their own imaginary world and allows them to be very creative,” Evans said. She noted that kids get immense gratification when they see they have made something entirely on their own, even if it’s a mud pie. And the playsets also teach kids to share their tools and toys with siblings and friends.For Evans, getting kids outside is just as important as getting them up and active. “When children spend a lot of time outdoors, they are happier and more calm. Statistics show people are happier when they spend time outside,” Evans said.Evans said last fall, she engaged in a fundraising campaign through IFundWomen, an online crowdfunding platform for women-led startups, and she surpassed her $3,000 goal.“We had amazing support from friends and family, as well as people who didn’t know us but wanted to support our product, along with women in business,” Evans said. “We had to buy new tools, new materials, so to have the support of everyone was inspiring.”According to Evans, families are giving rave reviews on her Etsy shop, and are particularly pleased with the quality of the playsets.“We have lots of repeat customers. Some people will start with a sensory bin stand, and their kid will love it so much, they buy a mud kitchen or tool bench,” Evans said.last_img read more