House on the hill to go to auction

first_img9 Cleveland Terrace, North Ward“The family has requested it on-site and I think it’s deserving of an on-site auction because the house is what it’s all about and I just think it honours the property to have it on site,” she said.“There has been a lot of boardroom talk about the price and everyone from bank managers to real estate enthusiasts all have an opinion but its true market value will be found on auction day.” 9 Cleveland Terrace will be open for inspection on Sunday from 3pm to 3.30pm before going to Auction on site on Thursday, August 10 at 5.30pm. 9 Cleveland Terrace, North WardNow the three-bedroom, two-bathroom Californian bungalow will go to auction on site on Thursday.Listing agent Julie Mahoney from Harcourts Kingsberry Townsville said 250 groups of people had been shown through the property in the past three weeks and 100 people turned up to the first open home. CLICK HERE for all the latest Townsville real estate news “We’ve had everyone from gardeners who used to work at the property over the years to people looking for an investment or to live in, so we’ve had quite an array,” she said.“Some significant people have lived there that have contributed to the history of Townsville.“It’s such an elegant property and it’s been very well maintained.“While it hasn’t got a theatre room it has a stately elegance and it will never lose its value.“I think it’s going to be a local buyer that will live in it and just cherish it because they don’t make them like this anymore and they can’t be re-created.”More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020 9 Cleveland Terrace, North WardONE of Townsville’s most iconic homes is about to go under the hammer after receiving huge interest from potential buyers. 9 Cleveland Terrace in North Ward is instantly recognisable as the white house on the hill admired by many as they walked along The Strand. 9 Cleveland Terrace, North WardThe open plan timber kitchen has a separate causal dining area while there is also a formal dining room, two separate living areas and a master suite with walk-through wardrobe to ensuite.A covered outdoor patio leads out to the lawn while there is also double car accommodation with a separate workshop.Ms Mahoney said the auction will be held at the home by REIQ’s 2016 auctioneer of the year Justin Nickerson. 9 Cleveland Terrace, North WardIt’s the first time the home has been on the market in 44 years after being bought by co-founding director of the North Queensland Cowboys Max Short in 1973, who died last year, aged 89.Many a social gathering has been held on the vast lawns of the property with prominent identities in attendance while everyone from the home’s cleaner to politicians have eaten in the home’s grand dining room.The house is positioned on a huge parcel of land over two allotments with sweeping views of Pallarenda, Magnetic Island and Castle Hill.While the home has been immaculately maintained, the character details such as classic timber framing, casement windows, traditional light fittings, and crown moulding have been retained.last_img read more

Transgender Surgery Isn’t the Solution – Former psychiatrist in chief at Johns Hopkins Hospital

first_imgWall Street Journal 12 June 2014Dr. McHugh, former psychiatrist in chief at Johns Hopkins Hospital, is the author of “Try to Remember: Psychiatry’s Clash Over Meaning, Memory, and Mind” (Dana Press, 2008).The government and media alliance advancing the transgender cause has gone into overdrive in recent weeks. On May 30, a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services review board ruled that Medicare can pay for the “reassignment” surgery sought by the transgendered—those who say that they don’t identify with their biological sex. Earlier last month Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said that he was “open” to lifting a ban on transgender individuals serving in the military. Time magazine, seeing the trend, ran a cover story for its June 9 issue called “The Transgender Tipping Point: America’s next civil rights frontier.”Yet policy makers and the media are doing no favors either to the public or the transgendered by treating their confusions as a right in need of defending rather than as a mental disorder that deserves understanding, treatment and prevention. This intensely felt sense of being transgendered constitutes a mental disorder in two respects. The first is that the idea of sex misalignment is simply mistaken—it does not correspond with physical reality. The second is that it can lead to grim psychological outcomes.The transgendered suffer a disorder of “assumption” like those in other disorders familiar to psychiatrists. With the transgendered, the disordered assumption is that the individual differs from what seems given in nature—namely one’s maleness or femaleness. Other kinds of disordered assumptions are held by those who suffer from anorexia and bulimia nervosa, where the assumption that departs from physical reality is the belief by the dangerously thin that they are overweight.With body dysmorphic disorder, an often socially crippling condition, the individual is consumed by the assumption “I’m ugly.” These disorders occur in subjects who have come to believe that some of their psycho-social conflicts or problems will be resolved if they can change the way that they appear to others. Such ideas work like ruling passions in their subjects’ minds and tend to be accompanied by a solipsistic argument.For the transgendered, this argument holds that one’s feeling of “gender” is a conscious, subjective sense that, being in one’s mind, cannot be questioned by others. The individual often seeks not just society’s tolerance of this “personal truth” but affirmation of it. Here rests the support for “transgender equality,” the demands for government payment for medical and surgical treatments, and for access to all sex-based public roles and privileges.With this argument, advocates for the transgendered have persuaded several states—including California, New Jersey and Massachusetts—to pass laws barring psychiatrists, even with parental permission, from striving to restore natural gender feelings to a transgender minor. That government can intrude into parents’ rights to seek help in guiding their children indicates how powerful these advocates have become.How to respond? Psychiatrists obviously must challenge the solipsistic concept that what is in the mind cannot be questioned. Disorders of consciousness, after all, represent psychiatry’s domain; declaring them off-limits would eliminate the field. Many will recall how, in the 1990s, an accusation of parental sex abuse of children was deemed unquestionable by the solipsists of the “recovered memory” craze.You won’t hear it from those championing transgender equality, but controlled and follow-up studies reveal fundamental problems with this movement. When children who reported transgender feelings were tracked without medical or surgical treatment at both Vanderbilt University and London’s Portman Clinic, 70%-80% of them spontaneously lost those feelings. Some 25% did have persisting feelings; what differentiates those individuals remains to be discerned.We at Johns Hopkins University—which in the 1960s was the first American medical center to venture into “sex-reassignment surgery”—launched a study in the 1970s comparing the outcomes of transgendered people who had the surgery with the outcomes of those who did not. Most of the surgically treated patients described themselves as “satisfied” by the results, but their subsequent psycho-social adjustments were no better than those who didn’t have the surgery. And so at Hopkins we stopped doing sex-reassignment surgery, since producing a “satisfied” but still troubled patient seemed an inadequate reason for surgically amputating normal organs.It now appears that our long-ago decision was a wise one. A 2011 study at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden produced the most illuminating results yet regarding the transgendered, evidence that should give advocates pause. The long-term study—up to 30 years—followed 324 people who had sex-reassignment surgery. The study revealed that beginning about 10 years after having the surgery, the transgendered began to experience increasing mental difficulties. Most shockingly, their suicide mortality rose almost 20-fold above the comparable nontransgender population. This disturbing result has as yet no explanation but probably reflects the growing sense of isolation reported by the aging transgendered after surgery. The high suicide rate certainly challenges the surgery prescription.There are subgroups of the transgendered, and for none does “reassignment” seem apt. One group includes male prisoners like Pvt. Bradley Manning, the convicted national-security leaker who now wishes to be called Chelsea. Facing long sentences and the rigors of a men’s prison, they have an obvious motive for wanting to change their sex and hence their prison. Given that they committed their crimes as males, they should be punished as such; after serving their time, they will be free to reconsider their gender.Another subgroup consists of young men and women susceptible to suggestion from “everything is normal” sex education, amplified by Internet chat groups. These are the transgender subjects most like anorexia nervosa patients: They become persuaded that seeking a drastic physical change will banish their psycho-social problems. “Diversity” counselors in their schools, rather like cult leaders, may encourage these young people to distance themselves from their families and offer advice on rebutting arguments against having transgender surgery. Treatments here must begin with removing the young person from the suggestive environment and offering a counter-message in family therapy.Then there is the subgroup of very young, often prepubescent children who notice distinct sex roles in the culture and, exploring how they fit in, begin imitating the opposite sex. Misguided doctors at medical centers including Boston’s Children’s Hospital have begun trying to treat this behavior by administering puberty-delaying hormones to render later sex-change surgeries less onerous—even though the drugs stunt the children’s growth and risk causing sterility. Given that close to 80% of such children would abandon their confusion and grow naturally into adult life if untreated, these medical interventions come close to child abuse. A better way to help these children: with devoted parenting.At the heart of the problem is confusion over the nature of the transgendered. “Sex change” is biologically impossible. People who undergo sex-reassignment surgery do not change from men to women or vice versa. Rather, they become feminized men or masculinized women. Claiming that this is civil-rights matter and encouraging surgical intervention is in reality to collaborate with and promote a mental disorder.http://online.wsj.com/articles/paul-mchugh-transgender-surgery-isnt-the-solution-1402615120last_img read more

St. Nicholas Education Center Phase I officially underway

first_imgSunman, In. — The moment arrived on April 29 when St. Nicholas Catholic Church in Sunman, Indiana began to fulfill its dream of building an Education Center. The community gathered at 11:30 on the St. Nicholas campus for the official groundbreaking with Archdiocesan representatives present.This Education Center is Phase 1 of the proposed buildings. Phase 1 will house the “A” rated school, an Indiana Department of Education rating St. Nicholas has earned for three consecutive years.The parish community is grateful to the benefactors who support the Heritage Project’s Education Center. Father Shaun Whittington, Pastor of St. Nicholas, remarks, “It is amazing the heritage we have at this community of faith. The school is an incredible testimony to God’s presence in our lives.”Funds are being raised for Phase 2 of the Heritage Project – a Fellowship Center. This building will support an updated and expanded kitchen and dining area, a new gym, stage, and multipurpose space. The current kitchen and gym accommodate school, parish, and local community events. It, too, is showing its age through its years of service.The dream of a 182-year-old parish is on its way as it continues to be a presence in the greater community! Follow their dream at www.stnicholas-sunman.org.last_img read more

Area Football Friday Scores-Week #1

first_imgArea Football Friday Scores.Week #1 (8-17)East Central  38     Lawrenceburg  7Batesville  40     Jennings County  0Rushville  36     Milan  35Oldenburg  28     Rock Creek  13New Castle  42     Franklin County  12Greensburg  49     Shelbyville  7North Decatur  49     South Decatur  13Seymour  7     South Dearborn  0Richmond  34     Connersville  16Bracken County  12     Switz. County  0Brown County  58     Edinburgh  8Northeastern  22     Union County  8Paoli  34     Madison  7last_img

Alan Pardew spoke to Crystal Palace’s French players after Paris attacks

first_img Cabaye was on the bench at the Stade de France last Friday when suicide bombers targeted the friendly match against Germany and also featured in Tuesday’s international match against England at Wembley. Palace are at home to Sunderland in the Barclays Premier League on Monday night, and Pardew says there is a willingness from his French players to be involved. Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew sat down with France midfielder Yohan Cabaye after the “devastating” scenes in Paris last weekend. Pardew is hoping Palace’s best start to the season in a Premier League campaign can continue with a win against the struggling Wearsiders. The Eagles manager welcomes Marouane Chamakh back from a hamstring injury but there are concerns over Bakary Sako, who is facing a fight to be fit in time. Kwesi Appiah is still out with a knee injury and Dwight Gayle will be unavailable due to a damaged hamstring. Pardew said: “We have had conversations with our French players to make sure their nearest and dearest were safe and well, which I can report they are. “They were obviously affected by the tragic events but I think they all have a willingness to play on Monday and perform to their best abilities. “Yohan played in the game (at Wembley), he was a little bit lost with the events as you can imagine. I thought the FA did a terrific job and so did the security around the stadium.” English defender Martin Kelly was in Paris at the time of the attacks and Pardew said he was naturally shaken. He added: “I haven’t seen a reaction that worries me with Martin. “We are all affected by an incident like that. It’s the first time terrorism has been involved with football and this is an unwelcome entry for us. “We are all going to have to be diligent at the weekend and we are all going to have to be on guard. “It’s a high-profile game in terms of the TV coverage so everybody has to be respectful of what happened and diligent.” Press Associationlast_img read more

Former Test bowler Labrooy heads new Sri Lanka selection panel

first_imgCOLOMBO, Sri Lanka (Reuters) – Sri Lanka named a new selection committee yesterday, putting former Test bowler Graeme Labrooy in charge of the five-member panel as they seek a reversal in the team’s fortune.The previous panel, led by former captain Sanath Jayasuriya, resigned en masse last month in the middle of a tour whitewash by India who won all three Tests, five one-dayers and the lone Twenty20 International in Sri Lanka.The debacle followed their first ODI series defeat by Zimbabwe in July, which prompted Angelo Mathews to step down as captain from all formats.“The new selectors will begin their term with the selection of the Test squad to take on Pakistan in their tour of UAE commencing early next week,” Sri Lanka Cricket said in a statement.Labrooy, 53, played nine Tests and 44 ODIs between 1986 and 1992. Other members of the panel include Gamini Wikramasinghe, Jeryl Wouterz, Sajith Fernando and Asanka Gurusinha, who is also the cricket manager.Sri Lanka will leave for United Arab Emirates on Sunday for the series against Pakistan featuring two Tests, five one-dayers and three Twenty20 Internationals, the last of which is scheduled for Lahore.last_img read more

Bryant Lee Robinson, 84, Wellington: Dec. 11, 1931 – Feb. 27, 2016

first_imgBryant RobinsonBryant Lee Robinson died Saturday, February 27, 2016 at Sumner Regional Medical Center in Wellington at the age of 84.Bryant was born the son of George and Opal (Colvin) Robinson on Friday, December 11, 1931 in Ulman, Missouri. On May 3, 1966, Bryant and Shirley Oliver were united in marriage in Vinita, Oklahoma. Together they celebrated 59 years of marriage.Bryant served his country in the US Navy during the Korean War. He made his career in the Federal Government as the Chief of Operations for Quality Assurance at Boeing Aircraft. Bryant was a member of the First United Methodist Church. He was a loving father and grandfather that will be missed by many.Survivors include his wife Shirley Robinson of Wellington; daughter, Amy Gambill and her husband John of Eldon, Missouri; son, David Robinson and his wife Jennifer of Wellington; grandchildren: Laura Wilson and her husband Joel of Eldon, Missouri, Lyndsey Gambill of Columbia, Missouri and Logan Robinson of Wellington along with his two great-grandchildren, Grace and Norah Wilson of Eldon, Missouri.  He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Lola Schmick and Ruby Ferguson and a brother, Gerald Robinson.Visitation will be held at the funeral home from 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday March 4, 2016 with the family present from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.Funeral services for Bryant will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, March 5, 2016 at the First United Methodist Church, Wellington.A private interment will be held at a later time.A memorial fund has been established in his loving memory to the First United Methodist Church – Scholarship Fund. Contributions may be mailed or left with the funeral home.To share a memory or leave condolences, please visit www.cornejodayfuneralhome.com.Arrangements are by Cornejo|Day Funeral Home & Crematory, Wellington.last_img read more

Sumner Newscow weekly poll: The Supreme Court question

first_img Loading …Follow us on Twitter. Do you think the U.S. Senate should confirm a Supreme Court Justice this year? Yes. The Constitution demands it. No. It should be made by the next President. The Senate should confirm the right candidate. Who is President is irrelevant. View Results Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comment (1) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +1 Vote up Vote down Larry · 230 weeks ago It is amazing that when the Democrats were in charge of the Senate they did the same thing to Bush in his last two years in office, demanding that it should be held up for the next president. Any federal judgeship that he presented to the senate they would not even give him a hearing. Report Reply 0 replies · active 230 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more

Why the NFL’s international games in London, Mexico City are not on the 2020 schedule

first_imgWith a three-hour TV show on NFL Network, the NFL will release a full, 17-week schedule that features the 2020 season-opener on Sept. 10 and Super Bowl 55 on Feb. 7. Teams and fans will have to accept that schedule with the presumption that it will be modified over the summer as the league receives more clarity on the viability of its season.”At some point,” a top NFL team executive told King, “we’re going to have start accepting inequalities. What happens when teams in four states are told, ‘You can’t have training camp?’ Do those teams not have camp? Do they travel to a state that allows a gathering of 100 or so people to work?”Time will tell, but the way it looks now, there’s no way all states are going to be under equal rules by the summer.” The league announced Monday that all 2020 games will be scheduled to play in the United States “under consistent protocols focused on the well-being of players, personnel and fans.” While the specific matchups and dates for the NFL’s 2020 international games had not been set, the Jaguars were slated to host two London games at Wembly Stadium. The Dolphins and Falcons were to host one London game each, presumably both at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. The Cardinals were to host a game in Mexico City.NFL SCHEDULE RELEASE:Strength of schedule rankings & more for 2020NFL update on 2020 season schedule.— NFL UK (@NFLUK) May 4, 2020These coronavirus-related challenges are why the NFL waited a few extra weeks to release its schedule this year. NBC Sports’ Peter King suspects the league was “making multiple schedules, in the case of a reduction to 14 or 12 or 10 games per team,” but that “even a 16-game schedule could have major changes.”Marc Ganis, a sports business consultant who is plugged in with top NFL officials, told King he is “very confident of a 16-game season with a Super Bowl in February. … I didn’t say I was confident in 16 games with a bye, or what week in February the Super Bowl would be, or if every team will play eight games in their home stadiums, or whether there will be fans at every game.”There’s more information that’s needed before we have these answers. Teams are just going to have be flexible.” A complete, 256-game NFL schedule for 2020 is difficult enough to craft in a normal year when a global pandemic isn’t casting a shadow of doubt over how much of the schedule can actually be played — and over where games can actually be played.This year, the NFL’s international series is casualty in the creation of the schedule, which the NFL plans to release Thursday at 8 p.m. ET.last_img read more