The home at 13 Macarthur Cres, Slacks Creek.THIS four bedroom family home has been transformed and is new to the market in Slacks Creek. The property at 13 Macarthur Cres has open-plan living, outdoor entertaining space and a big backyard. Kym Harman and her husband bought the home six years ago and reshaped it into a modern home for their four children. “We redid the kitchen, pulled down a wall to create open-plan living, painted inside and out, and sanded back the floorboards,” Ms Harman said. “I’d say the open-plan area and kitchen are now my favourite parts of the home — it’s so roomy, functional and modern.” The patio at 13 Macarthur Cres, Slacks Creek.Outside there is a covered deck and a patio for entertaining, and established, low-maintenance gardens. There is also a double lockup garage and a carport on the fenced 607sq m block with side access. Ms Harman said the home was in the middle of everything, with shops, public transport and schools all close by. The kitchen at 13 Macarthur Cres, Slacks Creek.The mid-set home has four good-sized bedrooms with built-in robes, a family bathroom, laundry and separate toilet. The new kitchen has an island bench with breakfast bar, pendant lighting, stainless steel appliances and gas cooking. “It’s so enjoyable cooking in the kitchen now with the gas stove and the dishwasher,” Ms Harman said. More from newsCrowd expected as mega estate goes under the hammer7 Aug 2020Hard work, resourcefulness and $17k bring old Ipswich home back to life20 Apr 2020The home has timber floors and airconditioning throughout. One of the four bedrooms at 13 Macarthur Cres, Slacks Creek.“It’s been a loved and well looked after home,” she said. “We made it to live in it forever but circumstances have changed. “I think I’ll miss the memories we created here the most. “It’s those memories that made it a home.” The property is just 2km from the highway and 20 minutes from Brisbane city. The home is being marketed by Paul Penklis and Rebecca Shortall, of Ray White Logan City, for offers over $395,000.
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (CMC):Captain Jason Holder said he remained hopeful West Indies would survive their current rocky period and emerge a better side, after watching them crash to a 72-run defeat in the second Test against Sri Lanka yesterday.Chasing 244 for victory on the final day at the P Sara Oval, the visitors were dismissed for 171 in their second innings, after resuming on 20 for one.The defeat handed them a 0-2 loss in the series and extended their dismal record of never having won a Test on Sri Lankan soil in the 25-year history of bilateral series between the two teams.Holder, in his first series as Test captain, said the side was an inexperienced one and still developing, but, once they remained united, possessed the ability to turn their fortunes around.”It (series) is a good gauge to see where we are at. Again, we’re a very young side. This is probably the second or third series we’ve had with this bunch of guys and the guys are getting a feel for international cricket,” Holder told a post-match media conference.”It is important now that we just keep learning and learning as quickly as possible. It is not every day we’re going to be at the same stage in life. We need to keep progressing and looking for ways to get better.”In going forward, we just need to keep building, not giving up but keep fighting as a team. Sticking together is very, very important and we will get through this phase. I have full confidence in the guys to get through this stage and we will be better.”West Indies appeared on course to defy their poor record in Sri Lanka when Darren Bravo and opener Shai Hope guided them up to 80 for one at the first drinks break.However, Hope fell for 35 to the fifth delivery following the resumption and West Indies steadily declined to be all out half-hour before tea for 171.Bravo top-scored with 61, but he and Hope were the only two batsmen to pass 20.”At that stage (80 for one), we were pretty much in control then we lost wickets. Marlon (Samuels) came in under a little bit of pressure and couldn’t get out of the situation,” Holder explained.”We didn’t rebuild when he had to rebuild and Sri Lanka got on top of us with some very good bowling. They were applying some pressure on us and we gave into the pressure at that stage.”The Windies were undone by left-arm spinner Rangana Herath, who picked up four for 56 and off-spinner Milinda Siriwardana, who finished with three for 25.Herath also proved the trump card for Sri Lanka in the first Test in Galle with a 10-wicket haul and Holder said he had exposed deficiencies in the West Indies’ batsmen.”I wouldn’t say we have a difficulty facing spin. The nature of our wickets back home are not too far apart from the ones here in Sri Lanka,” he pointed out.”I just think our patience was lacking at certain parts of the innings and we probably didn’t trust our defence as long as we probably should’ve.”He added: “It is clear we need to work on our temperament. At times we have to be a lot more patient and know which phases of the game we have to hang in and which phases we can attack.”Sometimes we can look a little bit rash and sometimes we can look a little bit too defensive so we need to curb our aggression with defence and be a lot more selective.”SCOREBOARDSRI LANKA 1st Innings 200WEST INDIES 1st Innings 163SRI LANKA 2nd Innings 206WEST INDIES 2nd Innings(overnight 20 for one)K Brathwaite lbw b Prasad 3S Hope st K Perera b Siriwardana 35D Bravo c Matthews b Herath 61M Samuels c Mathews b D Perera 6J Blackwood lbw b Siriwardana 4+D Ramdin c Mathews b Herath 10*J Holder lbw b Siriwardana 7K Roach lbw b Herath 13J Taylor c Siriwardana b Herath 1D Bishoo run out 0J Warrican not out 20Extras (b3, lb1, w1, nb6) 11TOTAL (all out, 65.5 overs) 171Fall of wickets: 1-20 (Brathwaite), 2-80 (Hope), 3-97 (Samuels), 4-102 (Blackwood), 5-124 (Ramdin), 6-125 (Bravo), 7-133 (Holder), 8-136 (Taylor), 9-138 (Bishoo), 10-171 (Roach)Bowling: Prasad 10-2-38-1 (w1, nb1), Pradeep 3-0-11-0 (nb1), Herath 19.5-3-56-4, D Perera 20-4-37-1, Siriwardana 13-1-25-3.Result: Sri Lanka won by 72 runs.Series: Sri Lanka won two-Test series 2-0.Man-of-the-Match: Milinda Siriwardana.Man-of-the-Series: Rangana Herath.Umpires: Simon Fry, Rod Tucker; TV – Marais Erasmus.
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2Contrary to the old joke, a 500-pound tiger doesn’t eat “anything it wants” for breakfast, Spolyar said, but consumes 15 to 20 pounds of raw meat every day. That much protein takes a long time to digest, which is why the big cats also sleep up to 20 hours a day. At 1 p.m. Saturday, it was nap time for tigers, but that didn’t stop a quartet of small children from letting out a breathless “Oooooooooh!” when one of the felines rolled over and stretched in its sleep. And while a full-grown tiger can jump 10 feet in the air or 30 feet along the ground, all that power is only good for short distances, which means tigers have to sneak up on their prey. “They can run at speeds up to 40 mph, but in short bursts,” Spolyar explained. “They’d go 100 feet and then lie down and take a nap.” The fair, which continues today, also features carnival rides and games, live music, as well as horticulture, livestock and arts and crafts displays. Silvia Bishop, host of the home arts tent, said busloads of visiting schoolchildren have been fascinated by the paintings, drawings, photographs, crocheted afghans, ceramic dragons, tooled leather items and even a set of crocheted Looney Tunes stuffed toys. “Where do you show off that afghan your family thinks is wonderful or your preserved goods?” Bishop said. “You can’t take it to the mall. That’s what the fair is good for: representing its community.” Hungry fair-goers also can munch on tamales, hot dogs, Thai food, roasted corn, cajun sausage, pastrami sandwiches, ice cream and Hawaiian ice. But for animal-lovers, the fair was a zoological delight. In the livestock tent, a small herd of rabbits managed to sleep despite the constant crowing of several roosters. Two-year-old Camilla Nguyen of Chatsworth delighted in greeting the animals in the petting zoo with an enthusiastic “Hi!” safe in the arms of her father, Nam Nguyen, 33. But while the sheep and the zebra were content to let Nam Nguyen feed them tidbits, the camel was not. As an astonished Camilla watched, the camel stretched his long neck out and snatched the entire food cup out of Nam Nguyen’s hand, dumped the remains down its throat and tossed the empty container into a pen. Meanwhile, Deb Baumann, managing director of the Vaquero Heritage Foundation, was demonstrating “La Garrocha,” or the long wooden pole used to herd cattle in the Old World before roping was invented. Part of the routine is supposed to be done hands-free. Her 17-year-old chestnut Arabian, Sammy, however, had other ideas. Belying his age, the frisky horse became all ham, putting extra bounce in his trot as he turned in tight circles around the long pole. “You give him an audience, and his brain leaves his body,” Baumann sighed afterward. firstname.lastname@example.org (818) 713-3663160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! HANSEN DAM – Tiger trainer Andy Spolyar swims and wrestles with tigers, and he has occasional scratches and bruises to prove it. But the 39-year-old Spolyar, who has worked as a trainer for about eight years with the Tigers of India Spectacular Show, said he’s never been seriously injured, even though his charges have been known to “mouth” on his arms in play. “If one of them tackles me and I’m not expecting it, it’s 500 to 600 pounds hitting you – it feels like a couple of linebackers hitting you,” Spolyar said. “They’re wild animals, and we treat them with respect.” Spolyar and nine Bengal tigers from the Marcan Tiger Preserve in Florida were just one of the attractions Saturday at the 60th annual San Fernando Valley Fair.