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first_img69 Queens Rd, HamiltonThe contemporary home has entertainment on multiple levels and if the excitement of watching all the athletic exertion during the Games has you feeling a bit weary, you can use the Kone lift to move between floors or head up to the pool on the third level.The home has two kitchens and four outdoor areas. 69 Queens Rd, HamiltonThe home theatre room has a high definition projector and a wet bar. There is an intercom, back to base alarm and security cameras. And for the budding chef there’s a teppanyaki grill and Gaggenau appliances.It is listed through Drew Davies and Rhys Cockram of McGrath Estate Agents – New Farm.There is plenty of big screen action to be had at 39 Balnaves Place, Mitchelton. 61 Gillan St, Norman Park. Picture: realestate.com.auThere are outdoor dining areas and a swimming pool – so if you are filled with Games’ inspiration you can pump out a few laps.The design of the three-level home is medal worthy itself. It has a feature marble wall in the entry and a modern kitchen with marble and timber benches.The bedrooms are wired for data, television, Foxtel and telephone and there is a media room, complete with theatre-style seating and big screen to catch all the action.The home is listed through Tanya Douglas and George Petavrakis of Ray White Bulimba.Otherwise you could choose to watch all the action from a five-bedroom home at 69 Queens Rd, Hamilton, which has been listed for sale.More from newsNew apartments released at idyllic retirement community Samford Grove Presented by Parks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus19 hours ago 39 Balnaves Place, Mitchelton. Picture; realestate.com.auThe five-bedroom home has a home theatre room with integrated sound throughout the property, and to feel the hungry hordes there is a custom-built pizza oven alongside the outdoor dining area.If the excitement of the Games is all too much you can escape into the fully self-contained flat.center_img 61 Gillan St, Norman Park. Picture: realestate.com.auKeen to watch every minute of the Commonwealth Games closing ceremony this weekend?Well we’ve found the perfect homes to do it from and if you owned these properties you wouldn’t even have to leave the comfort of your own chair.At 61 Gillan St, Norman Park, a five bedroom home on a large waterfront block of land, also has plenty of special features inside. 39 Balnaves Place, Mitchelton. Picture; realestate.com.auIt is listed through Scott Rumble of Harcourts Solutions.last_img read more

first_img“We thought we knew all about the Big Bang – but a blip in the cosmic afterglow is threatening our ideas,” reported Marcus Chown in The Independent.  The “Axis of Evil” he speaks of is not North Korea and Iran, but a newly found polarity in the cosmic background radiation that is not explainable by current Big Bang cosmologies.  Independent-thinking cosmologists like Jorge Magueijo are heightening their anti-bang rhetoric with these findings: “there may be something seriously wrong with our big bang models,” Chown, the author of The Universe Next Door, reported.  Others are trying to fit the data into current models.The axis isn’t evil.  The cosmologies built on faulty assumptions might be, but give the universe a break; it isn’t responsible for what mankind did.(Visited 23 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

first_img22 September 2003As the Gay Pride Festival gears up for its 14th annual run, the event – or phenomenon, as it has undoubtedly become – has plenty to celebrate. Each year the festival, highlighting the rights of gays and lesbians, gets bigger and better.As the largest event of its kind it the country – and the continent – the Gay Pride Festival, which drew as many as 20 000 participants last year, has become a major tourist attraction, enticing like-minded travellers from around the world to join in the fun.And plenty of fun will be on offer. This year’s theme is “Celebrate our City”, and the event, which spans a whole week, will feature plays, poetry, art, photography, cabaret, comedy, workshops, church services, theatre and music.Many organisations from other African countries, including Mozambique, Nigeria, Zambia, Swaziland, Namibia and Zimbabwe, will be participating.The Pride Festival 2003 takes place from 18 – 26 September 2003 in and around Melville, Johannesburg, includes the Pride 2003 Film Festival, an art exhibition, cabaret evenings and stage productions.Pride 2003 culminates in the Pride Parade through the streets of Rosebank on 27 September, and the Fair Day at Zoo Lake on the same day.The Gay Pride Festival has come a long way since the first event of its kind, the South African Lesbian and Gay Pride March, took place on 10 October 1990, with about 800 marchers. It was billed as a protest march, but even then the relatively small event had the feel of a carnival.Now this atmosphere of celebration is Gay Pride’s trademark, with the colourful parade of spectacularly decorated floats and participants the primary focus of the annual ritual.Despite all the fun and fanfare, protest has always been at the forefront of festival-goers’ minds. Before South Africa’s Constitution was adopted in 1994, gays and lesbians sought freedom from discrimination. Now, with a Constitution in place that protects the rights of all individuals, regardless of sexual orientation, some of the battles have been won.However, there are plenty of other battles still being fought – not least for the rights of gays and lesbians in countries like Zimbabwe and Namibia, where oppression and discrimination are rife.As the Gay Pride Festival becomes an increasingly prominent and inclusive event, it is supported each year by a growing range of cultural, political and recreational organisations.For full information, visit SA Pride 2003, as well as Pride 2003’s online partners, Q-Online and Mambaonline.com.SouthAfrica.info reporterlast_img read more

first_imgMUNICH (AP) — Sadio Mane scored twice to send Juergen Klopp’s Liverpool into the Champions League quarterfinals with a 3-1 win at Bayern Munich in the second leg of the last 16 on Wednesday.Mane opened the scoring with a delicate finish in the 26th minute and added Liverpool’s third in the 84th by heading in Mohamed Salah’s cross as Bayern desperately sought a way back into the game.Serge Gnabry had forced an own goal from Joel Matip to equalize in the 39th, but Liverpool went ahead again through a corner when Virgil Van Dijk met James Milner’s cross with a thumping header in the 69th.“Scoring three is really difficult. Actually, we scored four because we scored the other one as well. It’s a big step for us,” said Klopp, whose team lost in the final to Real Madrid last year. “We really are back in the landscape of international football.”Liverpool midfielder Sadio Mane, front right, celebrates with teammates after scoring his side’s third goal during the Champions League round of 16 second leg soccer match between Bayern Munich and Liverpool at the Allianz Arena, in Munich, Germany, Wednesday, March 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Kerstin Joensson)After a scoreless first leg, Liverpool’s win puts four English teams into the quarterfinals for the first time since 2009. Manchester United, Tottenham and Manchester City also advanced.It’s the first time since 2006 that there will be no German team among the last eight. For the first time since winning the tournament in 2013, Bayern’s campaign wasn’t ended by a Spanish team.“We deserved to lose today. Liverpool was the better team in two games. Today we were shown our limits,” said Bayern coach Niko Kovac, whose side claimed the Bundesliga lead at the weekend.Liverpool defender Virgil Van Dijk, right, celebrates after scoring his side’s second goal during the Champions League round of 16 second leg soccer match between Bayern Munich and Liverpool in Munich, Germany, Wednesday, March 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)Klopp, who previously coached Bayern’s old foe Borussia Dortmund, led the away fans’ celebrations after the final whistle.“I’m proud and happy, because this club deserves awareness again,” said Klopp, who also lost the final to Bayern with Dortmund in 2013 but said past disappointments played no role.“It’s not sweeter for me because it’s Bayern. I want to win for Liverpool and not to beat Bayern,” Klopp said. “It’s just a good moment for Liverpool and let’s enjoy that.”Also Wednesday, Barcelona defeated Lyon 5-1 at home to progress.Liverpool defender Virgil Van Dijk, right, scores his side’s second goal during the Champions League round of 16 second leg soccer match between Bayern Munich and Liverpool in Munich, Germany, Wednesday, March 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)Bayern had lost only one of its previous 18 competitive games and was confident of finishing the job against Liverpool after racking up 12 goals in the three games it played since their draw.But the side failed to really threaten Alisson Becker’s goal, even after Liverpool lost its captain Jordan Henderson with an apparent ankle injury in the 13th. Fabinho came on to replace the midfielder.Liverpool started slowly until a mistake from Manuel Neuer in his 100th game in the competition led to the opener. The Bayern ‘keeper rushed out of goal and Mane turned to elude him and defender Rafinha before chipping the ball into the unguarded net.Matip’s own goal got Bayern back in the game, but this time there was no heroic comeback. Bayern came from two goals down against Juventus at the same stage to win 4-2 three years ago.Lewandowski went close but remained frustrated as he went scoreless for the seventh successive Champions League knockout game.Salah, five games without a goal since the draw with Bayern, also finished without scoring, but he did provide the cross for Mane to seal it.By: Ciaran Fahey, Associated PressTweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

first_imgGirl Up, the United Nations Foundation’s adolescent girl empowerment campaign, this week announced that it will be expanding its successful SchoolCycle initiative to Guatemala.This announcement kicks off the holiday giving campaign that aims to provide bicycles to adolescent girls in Guatemala through United Nations programs, where six out of 10 indigenous girls drop out of school by age 15.“I’ve always been a huge proponent for education,” said actress and SchoolCycle celebrity spokesperson Katherine McNamara. “However, so many girls around the world don’t have that opportunity to pursue an education. For them, a bike is a symbol of freedom and the tool that can transform their future.”Adolescent girls in Guatemala face unique challenges that prevent them from reaching their full potential. By age 18, almost 40 percent of indigenous girls are married; 70 percent of adolescent girls who become mothers live in poverty, while 80 percent leave school. Girls often drop out of school due to long commutes through dangerous areas to get to the closest secondary school. Girls frequently travel in groups for fear of harassment or even violent attacks along their route. A solution to this can be as simple as providing a girl with a bike so she can travel to and from school quickly and safely.“SchoolCycle is such a simple and special opportunity to change a girl’s life in Guatemala,” said Melissa Hillebrenner, Director of Girl Up. “With a bike, a girl is empowered to complete her education and break the cycle of poverty for her whole community.”A gift of $125 will provide an adolescent girl in Guatemala with a bike, spare parts, and maintenance training through UN programming. This year’s campaign will build on the success of the initiative’s 2014 launch in Malawi, where more than 500 girls received bikes. For more information, or to donate to SchoolCycle visit GirlUp.org/SchoolCycle.last_img read more