Pasadena Unified Interim Superintendent to Welcome Students on the First Day of School

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Brisbane real estate: Historic home sells for millions

first_img“My parents sold it to the Methodist Church for 10,000 pounds, which was a peppercorn rate.” His wife lived there until the mid 1960s.Just a few years later, and a few kilometres away, Mr Taylor would finish work on perhaps his most well known creation, the Walter Taylor Bridge, which is still used as a vital connection for the northern and southern sides of the Brisbane River. Inside the home at 95 Bank Rd, Graceville.The grandson of Walter Taylor, Noel Davis, went to the auction in June last year and to have a look inside the home for the first time in several ­decades.“I’d love to see someone get it back to the way it was back when my grandfather built it,” Mr Davis told The Courier-Mail. This property at 95 Bank Rd, Graceville, has sold for $3.925m.Prominent engineer, contractor and builder Walter Taylor built the property for his family on the huge 4076sq m riverfront block 90 years ago. RELATED: How a 1940s cottage was transformed More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus14 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market14 hours agoThe river view from the home at 95 Bank Rd, Graceville.Ms Bakker said the family was in the process of planning the renovations for the home and had engaged prominent architect, Shaun Lockyer.“Because it’s heritage-listed, it’s a very big project,” Ms Bakker said.“I’m looking at the plans right now and it’s going to be unbelievable.” MORE: Reno passion project pays off Inside the home at 95 Bank Rd, Graceville.center_img The front of the house at 95 Bank Rd, Graceville.Ms Bakker said the buyer, who lived around the corner, wanted to make it one family home, rather than subdivide the block.“They could see the potential probably more than anyone,” she said.“Most people were a bit scared of it because it does need so much work, and renovating a heritage-listed home can be fraught with danger with council.” Noel Davis at the home designed by his grandfather, Walter Taylor, at 95 Bank Rd, Graceville. Picture: AAP/David Clark.ONE of Brisbane’s most historic homes has sold for almost $4 million to a local family who plans to restore it to its former glory.The towering property at 95 Bank Rd, Graceville, was once the home of a man whose name is connected to many of the city’s landmarks. The heritage-listed grounds of 95 Bank Rd, Graceville.He said he would have happily bought the home that day — if he had a spare few million.The house, which was built in 1928, has six bedrooms and three bathrooms and a rare, 64m river frontage.It was formerly owned by The University of Queensland. Noel Davis at the Walter Taylor Bridge, which was designed by his grandfather, Walter Taylor. Picture: AAP/David Clark. The heritage-listed property, also known as “Glenrae”, failed to sell at auction last year, despite plenty of interest and bids in the millions.Meaghan Bakker of Ray White – New Farm, who marketed the property with Matt Lancashire, said the buyer was a local family with young children, who paid $3.925 million for it.last_img read more

Arike Ogunbowale Twice Hit the Shot of a Lifetime to Help…

first_imgShe did just that, showing a flair for the dramatic in addition to her scoring touch. Her three-pointer with 0.1 seconds left lifted to the Fighting Irish to a 61-58 victory over Mississippi State.For those who don’t follow women’s college hoops closely, here are a few things to know about the junior from Milwaukee.Her first name derives from her father’s Nigeria, and she’s the youngest of Yolanda and Gregory Ogunbowale’s three kids, according to Notre Dame. Yolanda was a pitcher on the DePaul University softball team and Gregory played soccer and rugby, later serving in the Nigerian Army. Yolanda was Arike’s grade-school basketball coach.Her older brother, Oluwadare or Dare, was a running back at the University of Wisconsin and signed as an undrafted free agent with the Houston Texans in 2017. He has since been an offseason/practice squad acquisition of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Washington Redskins.Her cousin, Diamond Stone, plays in the NBA’s G League and played for one season at the University of Maryland.Ogunbowale was a pretty good club soccer player, too, on teams that won four Wisconsin State Cup championships (Lake Country United, 2010-12, and FC Milwaukee, 2009.) But basketball was her focus, and she dominated, averaging better than 27 points, nine rebounds, two assists and two steals as a senior at Divine Savior Holy Angels, an all-girls Catholic school in Milwaukee. The Dashers went 26-2 and won their first Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association title that season, when she was chosen for the McDonald’s all-American Game.“I think she will be remembered as the greatest female player in the state of Wisconsin,” her high school coach, Jeff Worzella, wrote in an email to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. “She plays the game at such a high level at times. I just sat there on the sidelines and was simply amazed at what she could do on the basketball floor.”In addition to Notre Dame, Arike’s college choices came down to UCLA, Louisville, Ohio State and Wisconsin, but she chose Notre Dame because of her faith.“I’ve been going to religious schools my whole life,” the 5-foot-8 guard said in the fall of 2014. “I went to a Lutheran grade school and a Catholic high school. I wanted to keep my faith base strong. “It’s a great school, Hall of Fame coach [Muffet McGraw], great academics. I wanted to go into business and they have the No. 1 business school. It’s an all-around great system.”She and Stone grew up in the same neighborhood and often played against one another.“We treated her like one of the boys,” Stone said. “She didn’t get any calls. She played hard. She’d get right back up. She had that toughness. I think that’s why she’s so successful right now.”She has often credited that background with her success.“I had to be confident. I couldn’t be scared. They treated me like one of them, so I think I just always had it in me,” she told the South Bend Tribune, when asked about playing against her brothers and other boys as a kid.For her parents, other things matter most.“The thing people tell us most about her is what a great person she is,” Gregory Ogunbowale said in 2014. “That’s more important to us than basketball. She’s always gone to religious schools, and she wanted to continue with that flavor. We’re blessed that she is. We know that she’s going to be a girl with values, and that’s more important to us.”She averaged 11.4 points as a freshman at Notre Dame, the most for a Fighting Irish reserve in more than a decade. By her sophomore season she was a starter, averaging 15.9 points per game, 10th in the ACC, and scoring a career-high 32 points with nine rebounds in a Sweet 16 win over Ohio State. She became a national star this season, ranking in the top 20 in scoring with nearly 21 points a game and earning first-team all-ACC and second-team all-American honors. Her NCAA tournament star turn came during the best stretch of her career; she scored at least 20 points in five straight games culminating with the national semifinal, then finished with 18 points in the championship game.“She’s fearless,” Coach Muffet McGraw told the South Bend Tribune during the regular season. “She doesn’t mind if she misses a few shots. She’s going to keep taking it, which is what you need. You have to have somebody that has that attitude of, ‘I know I have to score, it doesn’t matter what happened the last possession, this one’s going in.’” – Culled from WASHINGTON POSTShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram NCAA BASKETBALL FINAL FOURHer first name means “something that you see and cherish,” a fitting description for a player who twice hit game-winning shots on the biggest stage in women’s basketball, lifting Notre Dame to an NCAA semifinal victory and to the national championship during one memorable weekend.Over a 48-hour stretch, Arike Ogunbowale became famous, if not quite a household name. No less a hoops eminence than Kobe Bryant noticed what she was doing, first on Friday night, when her game-winner with one second left in overtime knocked U-Conn. out of the tournament. When Ogunbowale tweeted that being noticed by Bryant (a U-Conn. fan who was at the semis) made her life “complete,” he admonished her about “finishing the job” Sunday.last_img read more

Samini to perform at 44th MTN SWAG Awards

first_imgMultiple award-winning Ghanaian musician Samini Dagaati would be at the Accra International Conference Centre (AICC), on Saturday, May 11, to perform at the 44th Sports Writers Association of Ghana (SWAG) Awards Night.The Afro-pop, Dancehall and Reggae artist joins a long list of elite performers, including Amakye Dede, Ramblers International Band, Kwabena Kwabena and many more to perform at the awards in line with SWAG tradition.SWAG President Mr Kwabena Yeboah who is full of praise for Samini for his legendary status revealed that the decision sign high profile musician to grace the awards ceremony is based on providing quality entertainment for stakeholders and patrons of the SWAG Awards Night.“Last year was awesome with Kwabena Kwabena’s splendid performance and this year, patrons should expect an ecstatic showdown from the great Samini at the same venue.The ‘My Own’ hit-maker who would rock the audience with great love tunes from his old and current albums has told how elated he is to be performing on the stage for the longest running awards event in Ghana. “I love and play sports, my performance on stage is sports and am happy to be contacted by sports legends to blend sports with entertainment. Its an honour to perform @ such a prestigious gathering to celebrate sports excellence, it will be massive & I promise nothing but the very best of me”.Samini, who has had an illustrious music career spanning more than two decades, has been very vibrant in the music circles with back to back hits. He is expected to thrill athletes, officials and administrators on the night to tunes from his hit songs such as ‘Where My Baby Dey’, ‘Master Key’, ‘Morning Dose’, ‘Rainbow’, Linda’, among others.His hard work and talent has won him many awards among which includes; MTV Africa Music Award for Best Live Act and Reggae Dancehall Song at last year’s Vodafone Ghana Music Awards.Over 30 sportsmen and women are expected to be decorated on the night for the outstanding performance in 2018.last_img read more

Tips From Tumwater Automotive: Primary Fluids Keep Your Vehicle Safe And…

first_imgFacebook7Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by Brett Hardcastle, Tumwater Automotive and Tumwater Auto SpaYour vehicle uses several types of fluids to operate safely and efficiently.Two of the primary fluids are motor oil and coolant (antifreeze).That’s why these two critical fluids are monitored on your instrument panel.Motor oil cools your engine, seals your engine from dirt, lubricates to prevent wear, and keeps impurities like moisture in suspension. If you lose your oil pressure you may only have a few seconds to shut your engine down before major damage occurs. Motor oils have additives that burn off with use, especially at high temperatures. Failure to change your oil in many vehicles causes sludge. Not maintaining your oil within your owner’s manual recommended limits can get expensive – very expensive!!!Your engine coolant, also known as anti-freeze, comes in at a very close second place in importance to your oil. If your engine overheats, turn off the engine before damage occurs. Your engine coolant plays a critical part in removing heat from your engine. There is enough heat in your engine cylinders to actually melt the metal in your engine. The only reason your engine does not melt down or seize up is because your coolant is so great at removing that heat quickly from critical areas. It is the job of your radiator, water pump, hoses and thermostat to control and move this critical fluid properly so it can do its job the way the vehicle designers intended. Any flaw in this system can put you and your vehicle on the side of the road with steam coming out from under the hood.Failure to keep your coolant fresh and vital can be costly to your engine. Ask your shop the cost of a new or rebuilt engine and/or internal parts and you’ll find out about the saying,, “…ounce of protection is worth a pound of cure.”So, if you see your engine temperature gauge go up higher than it usually does, see the engine heat light come on or see other signs like steam from under the hood of your vehicle get it looked at right away. Stop as soon as it is safe to do so and call for help or a tow truck.Warm summer temperature damage can show up later in the cold of winter. Check your vehicle NOW for safe fall and winter driving. That includes new belts and hoses.We are prepared to help you!1. We will alert you to needed maintenance and repairs.2. We will listen to you and your car, using our trained knowledge, searching for the little things that soon grow to be big problems.3. We have the equipment to service today’s sophisticated vehicles.4. We have the years of experience, training and access to the information to avoid the inconveniences along the road.Just give us a call and trust us to treat you and your vehicle as part of the Tumwater Automotive family – a legacy of caring for others. We pick you up and take you back to work or home five days a week. And, we’re nice people too!Feel free to call us for advice. Many of your co-workers already do!Check out our websites at: and Brett Hardcastle is the owner of Tumwater Automotive, located at 6020 Capitol Blvd. SE. Brett and his staff can be reached at (360) 943-9097, Mon-Fri – 7 am -5:30 pm, with free shuttle to and from home or work. Visit our Tumwater Auto Spa Car Wash next door to keep your vehicle looking good and running great—inside and out.  The Spa is open daily Mon-Sat. 8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. and Sunday 9 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (winter hours).last_img read more

To Kill a Mockingbird: As Relevant Now as Ever

first_imgFacebook377Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by Harlequin Productions“Theater has always been a mirror to society, a sharp reflection of who we are.”~Edward AlbeeThe audience gives an enthusiastic standing ovation at a recent Harlequin Productions play.Live theater has the power to entertain us, challenge us, and empower us to make changes. Sometimes theater enriches us with perspectives we’ve never considered before. Other times, it serves as a mirror reflecting us as we are – no matter how much we might not like what we see.From August 20 to September 12, 2015, Harlequin Productions is staging Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, adapted for the stage by Christopher Sergel, at the State Theater in downtown Olympia. Harper Lee’s American literary classic won the Pulitzer Prize in 1960, has been translated into more than forty languages and sold more than forty million copies. An award-winning film starring Gregory Peck was released in 1962, bringing the beloved tale to uncounted millions more. Today, Harper Lee’s timeless story is as relevant as it’s ever been.Mockingbird gained instant renown due to its bold and honest exploration of issues surrounding racial inequality and prejudice. These are the same conversations we’re having today. The news is swamped with issues from #BlackLivesMatter, to the nation-wide confederate flag debate, to Donald Trump’s recent remarks about Hispanics. The State Theater is situated on 4th  Avenue downtown where just a few weeks ago, protesters marched in the hundreds calling for justice following the local police shooting of two black men. Clearly, the issues discussed in Harper Lee’s story are issues we are still struggling with today. And not just nationally, but right here in our community.Following the matinee performance on Sunday September 6, Harlequin is hosting a forum led by local attorney and human rights activist Reiko Callner, whose mother was held in a Japanese internment camp during World War II. Reiko is the current Olympia Chapter Co-President of the Japanese American Citizens’ League, as well as the Executive Director for the Washington State Commission on Judicial Conduct and the former Chair of the State Human Rights Commission. She wrote the hate crimes ordinance for the City of Olympia and is one of the founding members of the anti-hate crime organization, Unity in the Community. Reiko was the recipient of the YWCA’s Woman of Achievement Award for Social Justice in 2000 and the Capital City Pride Day Award in 2005. All those in attendance at the Sunday matinee performance of To Kill a Mockingbird are invited to stay after to take part in this discussion. Anyone with a ticket stub for any other performance during the run may also attend the forum on a first come, first seated basis. More post-show forums may be added during the performance run of the show.As many great plays do, To Kill a Mockingbird reflects who we are and the issues we’re still struggling with. Let’s look into the mirror, Olympia. We may not like everything we see, but it’s as important now as ever that we talk about it.last_img read more