The home with a putting green in the backyard

first_imgWith a private five-hole putting green, solar-heated in-ground pool, large deck and cubby house, this Queensland home in Brookwater, near Ipswich is perfect for family living.The 770sqm property sits on a corner block backing onto bushland.It was built by G & P Builders around four years ago and designed by owners Deidre and Peter Musson.Deidre says the Brookwater property has been a great place to raise children.“The putting green was a great place to practice, and we also thought it would be a good place for children to play with the holes covered up to kick a ball around,” she says.“We designed the home to complement the block and to allow us to have an indoor-outdoor flow.”A private putting green is on offer at 2 Lomandra Court, Brookwater.Family fun: The kid-friendly home with a ball-pitThe home comprises four bedrooms, two bathrooms, an entrance foyer, media room, large lounge room and open-plan kitchen, living and dining.The main bedroom has a walk-in-wardrobe and ensuite with spa bath and double basins.A look at the solar-heated pool.All other bedrooms have built-in wardrobes and share the family bathroom which has a separate toilet.The kitchen has a walk-in pantry, stone benchtops, gas cooktop, frosted glass cabinets, wine storage and a breakfast bar.Deidre says one of her favourite spots to relax in the home has been the deck.“With the outlook and being so close to nature the deck was the best spot. You could sit out there all day and enjoy the peace and quiet,” she says.“In the mornings and late afternoon there were a few kangaroos that would pass by.“It was also great for entertaining – everything flowed out onto the deck and even when you were in the kitchen you could see and hear everything.”More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home3 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor9 hours agoTee off: The ultimate golfer’s homesThe landscaped gardens and deck areas offer plenty of room to entertain guests.The property is close to schools, parks, shops and the Brookwater Golf Course.Deidre says her family enjoy living in Brookwater.“The people in our street were great, and if you ever needed any help they were just a knock away,” she says.The property is listed with Ray White – Ipswich, who are currently accepting offers above $660,000.This story was originally published on the Courier Mail.last_img read more

Former MMA Athletic Director Honored By National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame Maine Chapter

first_img Fitness trainer is now cancer-exercise expert – October 12, 2014 Latest posts by Fenceviewer Staff (see all) Latest Posts BRUNSWICK — Long time and former Maine Maritime Academy Director of Athletics, William Mottola, was recently honored by the Maine chapter of the National Football Foundation with “The Contribution To Amateur Football Award”.Bill Mottola went to Maine Maritime Academy in 1967 as an assistant football coach, baseball coach, and faculty member in the physical education department. In 1968 he became the head football coach at MMA, a position he held for 11 years. From 1979 until his retirement in 2004 he served as the director of athletics.In 1971 Bill established an instructional football camp on the campus of Maine Maritime Academy for youth between the ages of 8 to 18. The mission of the camp was to give each athlete concentrated individualized instruction, to stress basic skills and to help each player perform at the peak of their potential. Camp Touchdown brought together outstanding football coaches who were committed to helping each athlete perfect their skill and learn new ones. Camp Touchdown served hundreds of Maine athletes for thirty years from 1971 to 2001.Bill was elected Commissioner of the New England Football Conference in 1997, a position he held for eight years. During his tenure the league increased from eight to fourteen teams. The William Mottola Most Valuable Player award is presented yearly at the New England Football Conference Championship game, to the games most valuable player.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textIn 1987 Bill was named the “administrator of the year” in the Northeast by the NAIA. Bill was selected to serve on the NCAA Division III football championship committee and chaired that committee during his final year as a member. For several years her served as a site director for the NCAA Division III playoffs.Bill was honored to receive the New England Football Writers George C. Carens Award for Contributions to New England Football and The All-American Football Foundation Asa Bushnell Commissioner Award for his work as Commissioner of the New England Football Conference.In recognition of his 37 years of exemplary service to Maine Maritime Academy as a coach and administrator, the William J. Mottola Mariner Athletics Hall of Fame was dedicated during MMA’s 2004 homecoming and Bill was honored as it’s charter inductee.Bill still lives in Castine with his wife Sally. They have two sons Bill and Tony who continue the family coaching tradition.For more sports news, pick up a copy of The Ellsworth American. Fenceviewer Staffcenter_img Town report wins award – October 11, 2014 Bio Schoodic Grange hosting sale – October 30, 2014last_img read more

Yobo to Play in Nigerian League

first_imgFour clubs in the Nigerian top-tier, Akwa United, FC Ifeanyiubah, Kano Pillars and Wikki Tourists, have signified interests in having the former Nigeria defender in their team.The Elite Player Scheme in the NPFL Framework and Rules allows a club in the top division to sign “a maximum of two players who in the opinion of the LMC will add value to the league” and Yobo fits the bill as the LMC already views him as an “ambassador” to help sell the image of the NPFL.Two seasons ago, former Nigeria midfielder, Sani Kaita, signed for Enyimba under the same Elite Player Scheme while Victor Ezeji was forced out of retirement to play for Heartland last season.The 35-year-old, only last month, called it quits from the sport in a testimonial match in Port Harcourt that paraded some of Africa’s biggest names like Austin Okocha, Samuel Eto’o and Nwankwo Kanu.Yobo’s experience of playing in the country before his 17-year spell with clubs abroad, he played Port Harcourt modest outfit, Michellin.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Former Nigeria captain, Joseph Yobo, has agreed to come out of retirement to feature in the concluded rounds of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) this season.The League Management Company (LMC), which oversees the running of the Nigeria top-flight, met with representatives of Yobo and reached an understanding for the former Everton man to work with the league in an ambassadorial capacity while playing in the last 12 rounds of matches this term.“Joseph Yobo to play last 12 #NPFL games this season as League Ambassador signed on by the LMC,” the league body announced on Tuesday.last_img read more

Measles Outbreak: 4 Deaths; 363 Suspected Cases

first_imgOfficials of the Ministry of Health are reporting an outbreak of measles in the country. The news of the latest pandemic comes at a time when Liberians are sitting tightly and patiently waiting pronouncement from the World Health Organization (WHO) that their country has reached the 42-day period and are now Ebola-free. As it stands, Liberia would be declared Ebola-free on May 9, 2015 if a new confirmed Ebola case is not reported.The deadly Ebola virus disease (EVD), like the years of civil war in Liberia, has had devastating impacts on every sector of the nation’s recovery.Unlike the EVD, which affects every person, who comes in direct contact with an affected person irrespective of age, the measles virus mainly only affects children and can be easily vaccinated against.Measles, also known scientifically as morbilli or rubeaola, is a highly contagious infection and is also an airborne disease, which spreads easily through the coughs and sneezes of affected children.The sickness brings with it a red, flat rash which usually starts on the face and then spreads to the rest of the body. It typically begins three to five days after the start of the symptoms.In Liberia, though the Ministry of Health had been carrying out vaccination campaign against it, most Liberian parents and guardians of children affected, can administer, in addition to the vaccine, an unorthodox therapy — CANE JUICE. Cane juice is the locally produced fermented liquid from sugar cane. The children are made to drink a quantity of the juice and some are rubbed on the children’s skins.Giving an update to media executives over the weekend about the measles outbreak in the country, Pharmacist Adolphus T. Clarke, Deputy Program Manager, Expanded Program on Immunization (EPI) at the Ministry of Health, said as it stands at least 363 cases from 10 of Liberia’s 15 counties, have been reported.Mr. Clarke also stated that 245 children, who are between the ages of nine to 59 months are the group most affected. They made 67 percent of the total number.Touching on their response effort so far, he added that response measures are being intensified with non-selective vaccination to six to 59 months old children.Counties worst affected yet are Grand Bassa with 134 cases, followed by Margibi with 85. Montserrado with 65 comes next in line as Sinoe with 26 follows. The least recorded figure so far is in Nimba –2; as Bomi, Grand Kru, Grand Cape Mount, Maryland and River Gee reporting no case(s) yet.Mr. Clarke said it only take two confirmed positive case to declare an outbreak and epidemic. According to the latest statistics, at least 35 cases have been declared positive so far.Despite the Health Ministry’s response effort in Lofa, Grand Bassa, Margibi and Montserrado Counties, sadly, four deaths from this preventable disease, have been reported in Margibi (3) and one in Montserrado.Clarke said in Grand Bassa, they were able to vaccinate at least 959 kids, while in Margibi 5,674 in Lofa 3,324 and Montserrado 3,151.Vaccination activities are presently ongoing in Gbarpolu, Bong and Grand Gedeh. Response activities are also still ongoing in Margibi and Grand Bassa.The Ministry targets children zero to 59 months, totaling 683, 573 – 17 percent – of the total Liberian population.According to, people at high risk for measles include children less than 1 year of age (although they have some immunity passed from their mother, it is not 100% effective); people who have not received the proper vaccination series; and people who received immunoglobulin at the time of measles vaccination.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more