It’s hard not to be mesmerised by these views across the Brisbane River and the city

first_img37 Wendell St, Norman Park.IT’S not just her home’s location alongside the Brisbane River which made living in Wendell St, Norman Park, so enjoyable for Virginia Andronicos.Aside from the great location, she said the wonderful people in the rest of the street had made it so special.“I’ve never felt it before living anywhere else, the sense that I could walk up to any of the residents’ doors and ask for help,’’ she said.Inside the home, Ms Andronicos also says she hasn’t become oblivious to the property’s “mesmerising’’ view of the Brisbane River. 37 Wendell St, Norman Park.The house has Italian-style courtyards, two entertaining decks, a grand dining room and a rooftop terrace overlooking the city.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home1 hour agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor7 hours agoThe couple had bought another property about half the size, but Ms Andronicos said they had ensured it also had amazing river and city views because that was something they couldn’t give up.The Wendell St home is elevated high above the street on a 671sq m block of land with dual-street frontage. It is spread over two levels and features a neutral colour palette. 37 Wendell St, Norman Park.The ground level entrance has a chandelier and terrazzo flooring. The family room has high ceilings and airconditioning and this area leads out to the entertaining area.There is also a bedroom on this level with an ensuite, while another two bedrooms are close to a larger bathroom.Even the home office has river views.On the top level of the home is a formal dining and living area, which opens to a front balcony.The kitchen has a 900mm Baumatic cooktop and a walk-in pantry.The master bedroom is a real retreat with a large custom walk-in robe, ensuite and, once again, river and city views.There is a rooftop area designed entertaining. 37 Wendell St, Norman Park. DETAILS 37 Wendell St, Norman Park Four bed Three bathrooms Agent: Sarah and Damian Hackett 0488 355 553, Place Bulimba Auction: March 16, 6.30pm 37 Wendell St, Norman Park.Instead, she was constantly caught by surprise with its beauty, “whether you are starting the day with a cup of tea and sitting watching City Cats and river ferries or New Farm Park walkers, runners or tai chi classes, or practising yoga on your bedroom floor or rooftop deck’’.Ms Andronicos and her fiance have been in the property for eight years and spent that time transforming it into the beautiful home it now is.They created a very lush green courtyard off the kitchen, which was an ideal spot to cool down during the heat of the afternoon.“I always feel like the river and city lights are almost bidding me goodnight as I put the blinds down,” she said.last_img read more

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Bulldogs Come Up Short Against Trojans

first_imgBatesville @ Sunman Dearborn-Middle School Track results from 4/18.Girls: Sunman Dearborn  67, Batesville 52Shot Put-2 Veronica King (24’1”)Discus-2 Lilly Grigg (55’2”)High Jump-2 Kaylie Raver (4’2”)Long Jump-1 Madelyn Pohlman (14’2”)  3 Elena Kuisel (12”5”)Pole Vault-1 Nadine Davis (7’)  2 Jada Day (6’)100M Hurdles-2 Cora Deputy (19.2)100M-1 Madelyn Pohlman (12.9)  3 Elena Kuisel (13.8)200M-2 Lizzy Nobbe (29.58)  3 Elena Kuisel (29.1)400M-1 Madelyn Pohlman (1:04)  3 Ava Hanson (1:09)800M-2 Jada Day (2:57)  3 Kaylie Raver (3:00)1600M-2 Kaylie Raver (6:23)  3 Jada Day (6:24)400M Relay-1 BMS Elena Kuisel, Nadine Davis, Lizzy Nobbe, Madelyn Pohlman (55.3)Boys: Sunman Dearborn  81, Batesville  38Shot Put-3 Blake Hon (31’9”)Discus-2 Eli Loichinger (88’7”)Long Jump-1 Evan Williamson (16’6”)  2 Seth Pierson (16’6”)110M Hurdles-2 Trenton Kincade (18.6)100M-2 Evan Williamson (12.2)200M-1 Evan Williamson (25.1)400M-1 Will Sherwood (1:00)800M-1 Eli Loichinger (2:28)1600M-1 Eli Loichinger (5:28)Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Derek Suits.last_img read more

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Chelsea confirm signing of Salah

first_imgChelsea have confirmed the signing of Basel’s Mohamed Salah. “The move is subject to the Egyptian international agreeing personal terms and completing a medical examination.” The capture of the Egypt international, which is subject to him agreeing personal terms and passing a medical, could mean Juan Mata’s move to Manchester United will now go ahead. A statement on chelseafc.com read: “Chelsea Football Club can confirm an agreement has been reached with FC Basel for the transfer of their 21-year-old attacking midfielder Mohamed Salah. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

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Killer gas aids elephant seals deep dives

first_img Sign up for our daily newsletter Get more great content like this delivered right to you! Country This elephant seal pup has a deep diving future partly thanks to high carbon monoxide in its blood.  Killer gas aids elephant seals’ deep dives Click to view the privacy policy. 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But its accumulation in the blood helps elephant seals make deep dives in the ocean, researchers reported here last week at the biennial meeting of the Marine Mammal Society. Aside from helping explain how elephant seals can stay so deep for so long, the work could one day help people recover from traumatic events like heart attacks and organ transplants.Elephant seals are remarkable divers, spending up to 1.5 hours underwater and reaching depths of more than 1700 meters in their search for food. To understand how they do this, Michael Tift, a comparative physiologist at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography in San Diego, California, has tracked the gases in elephant seal blood, both as they dive in the wild and as they sleep in the lab. In 2014, he and his colleagues discovered sky-high carbon monoxide levels, equivalent to those of heavy human smokers. What’s more, that level appears to be consistently high—whether the animals are diving or at rest.Moreover, the elephant seal’s blood level of carbon monoxide is 10 times higher than that of average humans, pilot whales, and killer whales, and about two to three times higher than in beluga and Weddell seals, Tift reported at the meeting. The elephant seal also has much more red blood cells than these other animals. Because red blood cells release carbon monoxide when they break down and die—which happens on a routine basis—the higher levels make sense, he says. WaterFrame/Alamy Stock Photo Email People worry about carbon monoxide exposure because the gas can bind to red blood cells and slow the delivery of oxygen to the body. But in elephant seals, this slowdown may be what enables the elephant seal to stay underwater so long, Tift told meeting attendees. He discovered that at the end of their dives, seals have 16% more oxygen in their blood than expected, thanks to how the carbon monoxide slowed oxygen use.The work “[turns] what you think you know on your head,” says Ann Pabst, a functional morphologist at the University of North Carolina in Wilmington, who was not involved with the study. “We think of carbon monoxide as bad, but it’s decreasing the rate as which oxygen is [used], and that’s good.”To see just how good carbon monoxide might be, Tift is now working with biomedical researchers. Initial studies in mice indicate that a little extra carbon monoxide may have anti-inflammatory effects, protect against programmed cell death, and even slow the rate at which cells divide and spread. As they dive, elephant seals slow their heart rates to as low as three beats per minute, too slow to keep supplying most of their tissues with blood; the protective effects of carbon monoxide may help tissues cope with the sudden restoration of blood flow when the dive ends. “They go through this event with no sign of injury,” Tift says. Hearts and organ transplants require this same restoration of blood flow, and carbon monoxide may reduce the risk of damage.It’s not natural for lab mice or rats to have high carbon monoxide levels in their blood, so Tift is using the elephant seal as a model. “The goal is to see what we can learn from these amazing animals and their extreme behavior to further our knowledge in humans,” he says. “Carbon monoxide is an easy, cheap tool if we can find out how it is protecting tissue.”last_img read more

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