A grand plan to renovate led to a complete rebuild for this Paradise Waters home

first_img8 midshipman court, Paradise Waters.AMANDA and Pieter Koppen purchased 8 Midshipman Court with a grand plan to renovate the existing old house.Two years after first stepping on the 764sq m waterfront land with a hammer and hope, the couple is celebrating the completion of their first residential build.8 Midshipman court, Paradise Waters.“It was just going to be a renovation but because of the steepness of the block and where the old house was positioned, it wasn’t going to be a good family home,” Ms Koppen said.“My husband said: ‘We’ll knock this down, flatten it and start brand new’. The only thing left standing was part of a shell of the garage.”Mr Koppen works in the construction industry and relied on his experience to control every step of the plan, from design to colour selection.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North7 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day ago8 midshipman court, Paradise Waters.“When you’re watching the process, especially starting with nothing, it feels like it’ll never end,” Ms Koppen said. “It’s about trusting the process.”The project took longer because of the care poured into every detail, according to Ms Koppen.“Our heart is in this whole property,” she said. “We wanted only top quality throughout the whole house and didn’t ever want anything but the best.”8 midshipman court, Paradise Waters.Each of the five bedrooms has its own bathroom, every window and door is double-glazed, Miele appliances feature in the kitchen, while marble and American Oak cover the floors.Ms Koppen said the open-plan living design was ideal for families.“No matter where I am sitting, I can see the kids,” she said.8 Midshipman court, Paradise Waters.Tucked behind Surfers Paradise, the Paradise Waters environment is constantly changing.“We can watch the tide with the fish jumping but the next minute, it’s nice soft sand for the kids to run up and down along.”“It’s so beautiful and I know the house is going to make a family so happy,” Ms Koppen said.last_img read more

Officials recommend flu vaccine

first_imgThe sounds of sniffling noses and coughing echo throughout the USC campus, signaling the approach of flu season.Tom Skinner, a spokesman for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said the upcoming flu season is unpredictable because it changes from year to year.Hot shot · Graduate student Alfred Brown receives his flu shot at the USC Pharmacy from Katharine Tomei, a pharmaceutical student. – Dan Doperalski | Daily Trojan “It is too early to tell how severe our flu season is going to be,” Skinner said.In fact, a reappearance of the swine flu virus has not been ruled out, according to Skinner.The one vaccine that will be offered by USC this year contains, among others, the H1N1 strain, University Park Health Center Nursing Director Tammie Akiyoshi said.The flu in general is always a concern, Akiyoshi said, but after last year’s swine flu outbreak, health specialists recommend that all people six months of age or older get vaccinated.“Vaccination is the most important thing you can do to protect yourself,” Skinner said.Skinner said students living in dorms are at an increased risk of acquiring influenza type B because of their close proximity to one another. influenza type B is also included in the vaccine offered by the health center this year.The health center will start offering the flu vaccine for $25 at the beginning of October. It will also have outreach clinics on campus and will sponsor the L.A. County Department of Public Health for a flu shot day in October. The specific dates will be announced at a later date.Despite this advice, some students don’t see the necessity for vaccinations.Karen Lu, a sophomore majoring in biological sciences, said she thinks she can deal with the upcoming flu season without any vaccines.“I have a really strong immune system and I believe I can handle the flu,” Lu said.Other students, such as Logan Benjamin, a sophomore majoring in music industry, are planning to tackle the issue more aggressively.Benjamin said she is going to take preventative measures this season, by taking vitamins and trying to maintain a healthy sleep schedule.Students should cover coughs and sneezes, wash their hands frequently and stay home if they are sick to prevent spreading the virus to others, Akiyoshi said.For those students with heart, lung or kidney disease, asthma or a weakened immune system, getting vaccinated is especially important, she said.last_img read more

Bajrang Punia becomes first Indian to get World Championship seeding

first_img SUBSCRIBE TO US Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00Loaded: 0%Duration 0:00Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio TrackQuality LevelsFullscreenThis is a modal window. This video is restricted from playing on your current domain Error Code: PLAYER_ERR_DOMAIN_RESTRICTED “I had come here early to get acclimatized to conditions and am fully focused. I hope I can live up to everybody’s expectations and return home with a gold medal,” said the CWG Gold Coast medalist. WATCH US LIVE First Published: 12th October, 2018 09:34 IST Star wrestler Bajrang Punia has become the first Indian to feature in the top seeds of World Wrestling Championships, which is scheduled to be held in Budapest, Hungary, from October 20 to 28.READ: “Why Deny Me A Khel Ratna?”; Bajrang Punia Threatens To Move CourtOne of India’s most consistent performers in the recent times, Bajrang, is seeded third in his weight category of 65 kg class of the Freestyle event. He is accorded the pride of place with 45 points in the ranking list released by the United World Wrestling, the parent body of wrestling. The world body has introduced the seeding system for the first time ever for the World Championship, utilising the pre-championship performance ranking points to determine the competitive seeds. This follows the new ranking series that was announced during the 2017 World Championships in Paris.READ: Bajrang Punia Unlikely To Move Court After Mentor Yogeshwar Dutt’s Timely AdvisePreviously, wrestlers were pulled into the brackets via a random draw of lots. Turkey’s Selahattin Kilicsallayan is the top seed (50 points) in the 65 kg class weight category, while Ilias Bekbulatov from Russia and the Indian grappler are positioned second and third respectively and Haji Aliyev from Azerbaijan is stationed fourth in the seeding list.Bajrang has been training for the last fortnight at the Matrahaza Olympic Training Center in Matrahaza, Hungary. He had reached Hungary before other team members arrived on October 10. Understandably, the grappler felt elated getting picked for seeding but he wants to match his performance according to the position accorded. FOLLOW US LIVE TVcenter_img Session ID: 2020-09-09:8532fe0755a2b57467a6eb34 Player Element ID: video_player_5f58636eefe5c OK Close Modal DialogBeginning 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.Close Modal DialogThis 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 Rate1xFullscreen COMMENT Written By READ: ‘Dangal’ Star Aamir Khan Congratulates Wrestler Vinesh Phogat On Winning Gold At The Asian GamesThe 2018 Asian Games Gold medalist had won a bronze at the 2013 World Championship. Bajrang Punia now aims to change the colour of the medal at the elite world event and wants to end the year on a high. Asia News International Last Updated: 12th October, 2018 12:30 IST Bajrang Punia Becomes First Indian To Get World Championship Seeding Star wrestler Bajrang Punia has become the first Indian to feature in the top seeds of World Wrestling Championships, which is scheduled to be held in Budapest, Hungary, from October 20 to 28.last_img read more