first_imgREAL ESTATE: 26 Oasis Cres, KurabyThe owners of this Brisbane home can sit in their local cafe and talk to the postman via an app when he rings the doorbell – part of the many high tech charms of their inner-city life.When Mujtaba Ahmed built his house at Kuraby just more than two years ago, he wanted a spacious family home.He and his wife had been living in a townhouse, so they were keen to have a place with a bit more room to move. REAL ESTATE: 26 Oasis Cres, Kuraby“We were looking for a more spacious house with a modern look,” Mr Ahmed said.“The main focus was to make it family friendly and that’s why we have quite a few living areas connecting to each other.”The 26 Oasis Cres has a large alfresco area that flows from indoors to outdoors and can be enclosed with a bi-fold door. REAL ESTATE: 26 Oasis Cres, KurabyVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:51Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:51 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD576p576p432p432p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenStarting your hunt for a dream home00:51 REAL ESTATE: 26 Oasis Cres, KurabyMore from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus12 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market12 hours agoIncluded in the home are a myriad of hi-tech features, which Mr Ahmed believed were essential to modern day living.“It has a lot of small but important features,” he said.“The airconditioning control is both upstairs and downstairs.“We have got a good security system that has a mobile app that we can monitor and a recording that goes up to two weeks, and a doorbell that takes a photograph.” REAL ESTATE: 26 Oasis Cres, KurabyMr Ahmed also said there were a lot of design features like feature walls and downlights through the home.“We will miss the view that looks into the green reserve area across the road,” he said.“It’s a lovely thing in the morning to see when you wake up.”last_img read more

first_imgThe king of the super flyweights is returning to his home country to fight.It was announced Wednesday that WBC titlist Juan Francisco Estrada will defend his belt for the first time against Dewayne Beamon on Aug. 24 at Centro de Usos Múltiples in Hermosillo, Mexico. The fight will air live and exclusively on DAZN. The fight will be Estrada’s debut bout on the streaming service after he signed a multifight deal with Matchroom Boxing at the end of June. Estrada (39-3 26 KOs), a former unified flyweight champion, became a two-division world champion and put himself among boxing’s elite in April when he defeated Srisaket Sor Rungvisai by unanimous decision and avenged his narrow majority decision loss to the Thai star in February 2018. Estrada outboxed Rungvisai in the early going and then held off a late surge from the former champion.Beamon (16-1-1, 11 KOs) is no stranger to fighting in enemy territory; his last six contests have taken place south of the border. He is 4-1-1 in those fights. The 33-year-old plans on making the most of his first crack at championship gold.“I’m very excited for getting this world title shot against one of the best pound-for-pound fighters in the world,” Beamon said in the same release. “It will be a memorable fight, and I will surprise everyone on August 24 and accomplish my dream of being a world champion.” The chance to fight in Mexico for the first time since March 2017 and make his first title defense in front of his countrymen means a lot to him.”Thank God, [through] my talent, effort and discipline, I’ve accomplished a lot of dreams that I had as a kid,” Estrada said in a press release. “Now my objective is to defend my title in Hermosillo and break an attendance record of 10,000 persons in CUM (Centro de Usos Múltiples) that exists since 1991 in a fight of Maromero Páez vs. ‘Cocas’ Ramírez. “We have a risky defense against the American, Dewayne Beamon, he is fast of hands and has a front style, but that is good to provide a great fight to all the fans in the world.”Join DAZN to watch Estrada vs. Beamon and 100+ fight nights a yearlast_img read more

first_imgDES MOINES — Two Iowa governors who first chatted 32 years ago on a doorstep in southeast Iowa recently met privately for a meal, chatting about the past and at least one idea for the future.Former Governor Tom Vilsack and his wife, Christie, hosted current Governor Kim Reynolds and her husband, Kevin, in their suburban Des Moines home. Vilsack, a Democrat, said he extended the invitation to Reynolds, a Republican, partly because he was always intrigued by the friendship of former Presidents George Herbert Walker Bush and Bill Clinton.“You can still have disagreements about policies, but still remain friends as people,” Vilsack told Radio Iowa. “I think it’s important in this climate, particularly, for opportunities that folks like myself may have to reach out and folks like Governor Reynolds may have to reach out and that we take full advantage of and, to her credit, she was open to it and we had a great time.”The two governors first met in 1987 when Reynolds and her family were living in Mount Pleasant and Vilsack was running for mayor.Governor Reynolds“The governor lived in an apartment complex in Linden Heights which had a lot of potential votes and I was there knocking on doors one day and I knocked on her door, and we both kind of chuckled about the fact that if someone was there with a camera and had taken a photo and said: ‘Here’s a photograph of two would-be governors of the state of Iowa,’ I’m pretty sure we would have said that person was crazy,” Vilsack said, with a laugh.Kim Reynolds and Christie Vilsack had a shared past, too.“We were in the same sorority when the babies, her babies, the kids were little,” Reynolds told Radio Iowa.Reynolds said there was “no agenda” for the shared meal — Christie Vilsack served an Iowa-themed menu — and Reynolds described the evening as “very, very relaxing and enjoyable.”“There are not just very many people that are governors, so it’s just fun to share stories,” Reynolds said.Reynolds indicated they did talk about a vexing problem in rural Iowa — the lack of child care options.“There are a lot of businesses that are starting to bring daycare in-house, because it’s a tool to get employees,” Reynolds told Radio Iowa.Reynolds said she’s considering whether tax credits might prompt more businesses to offer on-site day care or if there are ways to co-locate child care in already existing facilities that serve elderly Iowans. Vilsack, who served eight years as U.S. ag secretary, indciated there are likely U.S.D.A. grants and loans available to finance the equipping of day care centers.“Hopefully, that’s a benefit of a conversation between a former governor and a current governor that crosses party lines and looks for consensus, looks for ways to collaborate, looks for ways to help,” Vilsack said.In 2016, Vilsack appeared at a news conference with then-Governor Terry Branstad to support Branstad’s proposal for financing water quality efforts in the state. Vilsack also attended Reynolds’ inauguration this past January.last_img read more