These old Queenslanders have a modern twist

first_img29 Ennever Street, BardonMore from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus22 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market22 hours agoThe four bedroom house has been beautifully preserved without making too many changes.A spacious living and kitchen area opens up onto a large alfresco deck – perfect for dining in the warmer months – and overlooks a spacious backyard with pool.The stunning four bedroom home at 74 Swan Terrace, Windsor, has a more modern style with a contemporary kitchen and glass bi-fold doors that open to the outdoor entertaining area. 74 Swan Terrace, WindsorBut its classic exterior and an original fireplace are a reminder of its heritage. 29 Ennever Street, BardonOLD Queenslanders that have fallen into disrepair often need more than a fresh lick of paint to fix them up.But some of the best renovations are often the ones where the home’s character has been retained.The leadlight windows and French doors are standout features at 29 Ennever St, Bardon. 74 Swan Terrace, WindsorElegant is the best way to describe the four bedroom home at 33 Hilda St, Corinda.center_img 33 Hilda Street, CorindaIts French doors, intricate woodwork and white and beige colour scheme soften the modernised features, including the kitchen and bathrooms, making it feel new but cosy. 33 Hilda Street, Corindalast_img read more

Shelf Drilling in Oslo IPO plan. Plans to use cash for rig fleet expansion

first_imgShelf Drilling on Monday said it planned to conduct an initial public offering (“IPO”) and a listing of its common shares on the Oslo Stock Exchange.Subject to receiving the relevant approvals from the Oslo Stock Exchange and favorable equity capital market conditions, the IPO is expected to be launched during June 2018, the company said.The offshore driller said it would use the net proceeds from the offering to finance the company’s fleet expansion, redemption of all or parts of the company’s preferred shares and for general corporate purposes.“The Company is in discussions with multiple parties for the potential purchase of one or two modern, premium jack-up rigs. These jack-up rigs are generally of comparable designs to one or more of the Company’s existing premium jack-up rigs,” Shelf Drilling said.Shelf Drillings specializes in shallow water offshore drilling, providing of equipment and services for the drilling, completion and workover of offshore oil and natural gas wells.The company said it would make further announcements relating to the IPO “in due course.”last_img read more

USC’s Austin Jackson calls bone marrow transplant to little sister ‘a godsend’

first_imgJackson’s sister Autumn suffers from Diamond-Blackfan Anemia (DBA), an extremely rare genetic disorder that affects just 3,000 people worldwide. While blood transfusions have kept Autumn alive for the past five years, her body started to fail and she needed a bone marrow transplant.Austin happened to be a perfect match. Related News Miami bolsters 2020 class with No. 15 OT Jalen Rivers Kendall Milton, 5-star running back, picks Georgia over Alabama, LSU, Ohio State Austin Jackson is counting his blessings after he returned to practice at USC on Friday.The rising junior left tackle had bone marrow extracted from his lower back a month earlier to save his younger sister’s life.center_img But Jackson said he feels OK returning to the Trojans and focusing on football after he did everything he could to save his sister.“I had to come back out here and start my life back up,” Jackson said. “That’s my focus now. My family told me to trust that my sister is going to be OK. They’re going to take care of her.“I’m going to hold down the left side.” “It was a godsend,” Jackson told The Los Angeles Times. “There are 12 criteria through blood that you match. I matched all 12.”Jackson said there was no question he was going to donate his marrow to Autumn, but he needed to notify USC coach Clay Helton, who was completely on board.“Football is just a game,” he said, adding that Jackson matching his sister was “a blessing from God.”Doctors extracted the marrow from Austin’s lower back in three spots and completed the 3 1/2 hour procedure. It left Austin immobile for a week and the family waiting to see if Autumn’s body accepted the transplant.“You don’t know what’s going to happen after,” Jackson said. “It was pretty emotional. We’re not a big crying family, so there wasn’t a whole lot of that.”Despite the painful procedure for both Austin and Autumn, it was a success. Autumn was able to return home one month early and Austin was able to return to USC.“She’s a fighter,” Jackson said. “She’s really tough.”Autumn still has a long way to go — she’s undergoing chemotherapy and might need more treatments.last_img read more