12/8 Wynford Street Aspley is advertised as NBN read. Picture: Realestate.com.auYOUR IP address may be almost as important as your physical address in future, but only half of Queenslanders who can access NBN have chosen to connect to it.Rollout figures to May 4 show that only 427,283 Queensland premises had activated their NBN service – a mere 43 per cent of those in the state who currently had the ability to do so.In total 989,607 Queensland premises were ready for service including fixed line, fixed wireless and satellite access to NBN Co.According to experts, being able to connect to the NBN was a feature that was increasingly as important as things like airconditioning and solar power.Thousands of listings on Realestate.com.au were marketing themselves as “NBN connected” or “NBN ready” in Queensland, a factor that works in favour of Brisbane suburbs that now have the fastest internet speeds in the city, but which was also a positive attribute for rural acreage properties that have access.According to Finder.com.au tech expert Alex Kidman, some of the top Brisbane suburbs for NBN connection were blue chip ones such as Ascot and Hamilton, but also middle to outer ring locations like Boondall and Banyo, Eagle Farm, Nudgee, Redland Bay, Aspley, Fitzgibbon and Taigum.“The NBN is still a foreign concept for many Australians, because so few (relatively speaking) have access, even though we’ve heard about it for years now,” Kidman said.But he said high speed internet connectivity would considered a basic necessity in future.“Buying a home is a long term purchase by definition, whether it’s to live in or even as an investment property. Either way, making sure it’s as liveable as possible, for yourself or prospective tenants should be a priority, and this day and age, internet services are like water or electricity. They’re expected, and it makes sense to buy intelligently as a result.”He said if a solid internet connection was high on a buyer’s wish list, they would prioritise areas that were NBN ready.“This is especially true if you run a business from home or have a big family with lots of devices to connect.”Buyers can check if a property is NBN ready by searching for the NBN tracker online and punching in the required address.Top Brisbane suburbs for NBN:Eagle FarmMore from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home5 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor5 hours agoHamiltonNudgeeRedland BayAscotAspleyFitzgibbonTaigumBoondallBanyo(Source: Finder.com.au)
BBC News 5 June 2018Family First Comment: An abortion victim – who lived to tell her story…..“When Melissa Ohden was 14 she learned a shocking secret – her mother had tried to abort her. She was saved by a nurse who heard her crying as she lay among medical waste at a US hospital. This is the story of her survival, and of the mother who thought she was dead.”www.ChooseLife.nzWhen Melissa Ohden was 14 she learned a shocking secret – her mother had tried to abort her. She was saved by a nurse who heard her crying as she lay among medical waste at a US hospital. This is the story of her survival, and of the mother who thought she was dead.“I grew up knowing I’d been born prematurely, that I had been adopted,” Melissa Ohden, now 41, tells the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire programme.“What I didn’t know was that there was this great secret behind all of this. That I should have been delivered dead, and instead I was born alive.”In 1977, in a hospital in the US state of Iowa, Melissa’s 19-year-old mother had undergone an abortion using a toxic saline solution over five days.Born at eight months and weighing less than three pounds (1.3kg), Melissa was placed among medical waste.That was, until a nurse heard her weak cries and slight movements.Melissa was rushed to an intensive care unit, where – against the odds – she survived.Doctors thought she would be blind, and at one stage believed she had a fatal heart defect.But she has gone on to live a perfectly healthy life, being brought up by an adoptive family.“It is astonishing”, Melissa admits. “I pinch myself some days.”READ MORE: http://www.bbc.com/news/health-44357373Keep up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.
State budget vs. job creation – January 22, 2015 admin House fire in Winter Harbor – October 27, 2014 Latest Posts WESTBROOK — The girls’ team from Springers had two members compete this past weekend at the Maine Academy of Gymnastics in Westbrook. Ellie Mason, a Level 8 gymnast, had her state championship.At the same time, Taylor Wardwell, a Level 7 gymnast, had her second sectional meet of the year.The Level 8 State Meet is held separately from the other levels in the state because Level 8’s are able to qualify for the Region 6 Championships.There is no regional USAG championship for levels under 8. This is Mason’s first year as a level 8.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textWardwell was required to obtain her second qualifying score of over 31 in order to secure her spot at the USAG State Meet on April 9 in Waterville.Wardwell did manage to achieve a score over 31 to secure her spot in the state meet.For more sports news, pick up a copy of The Ellsworth American. Latest posts by admin (see all) Bio Hancock County Court News Nov. 3 thorugh Dec. 11 – January 22, 2015
“Claressa and I go way back,” Harrison said of her fellow two-time Olympic gold medalist from the 2012 and 2016 Summer Games. “We both agree that if it’s a money fight, of course we’ll fight each other.”Any such scenario must wait for the time being. Right now, it’s about Harrison’s first major MMA landmark coming to fruition.“I’ve waited long enough and I’m ready to just get in there and do what I do,” she said. “I want to go down as one of the greatest to ever do it.” “I was just disappointed that I didn’t finish her,” Harrison admitted to Sporting News about her 2019 PFL season-opening unanimous decision win over Larissa Pacheco. “I want to go out there instill my will in dominating fashion, I want to get my TKO, KO or submission and that was the first time I ever went to a decision.“I just hold myself to a higher standard,” she piled on. “I felt like I could’ve done better, I should’ve done better and I didn’t. That’s why I was upset.”Join DAZN and watch more than 100 fight nights a yearHarrison channeled that disappointment by blowing through Morgan Frier in July and Bobbi Jo Dalziel in October — both via first-round submission — to punch her spot in the PFL championship. There, she’ll face Brazil’s Pacheco once again — this time with the women’s lightweight title and $1 million on the line. It will all take place at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden on New Year’s Eve.This time around, Harrison wants the finish that eluded her in their initial meeting and the queen’s haul of prizes that come with it.“Since then, I’ve grown tremendously as a fighter,” Harrison said. “I’ve grown even tremendously as a person. I’m excited to show the world the Kayla Harrison that I’ve become.”Harrison has been aided in that journey by training with Amanda Nunes, the UFC bantamweight and featherweight champion who is widely regarded as the greatest women’s MMA fighter of all time.In a recent “Road to the PFL Championship” video, Nunes detailed why there’s no reason Harrison shouldn’t walk into 2020 with the women’s lightweight title and $1 million in tow.“We train together and she came to American Top Team and she evolved a lot,” Nunes says in the PFL clip. “She comes from judo. Over here, she’ll be able to put it together with wrestling, jiu-jitsu, striking, make a good strategy and become a MMA fighter. Definitely, she’s going to be the next PFL champion.”That said, Pacheco feels — much like Harrison — that she didn’t get to adequately train for their first fight, on just a day’s notice. Harrison has heard Pacheco vowing to knock her out in the PFL championship, and that’s only fueling the American Olympic hero’s desire to win emphatically that much more.“I want to win in dominating fashion,” Harrison said. “I want to start the New Year with a bang so to speak. I’m going to break her and she’s going to crack.”MORE: Bellator 237 results: Fedor Emelianenko knocks ‘Rampage’ out in first roundUsing New Year’s Eve as a springboard for more MMA greatness in 2020 and beyond sounds like the perfect scenario for Harrison.“It’d be a magical moment. It’s the end of a decade. It’d be the final rebirth of myself I feel like,” Harrison said, explaining what it’d mean to her MMA career. “I was an Olympic athlete for so long and now I’m a fighter and I’ll finally have my first world title. It’s a first step on a very long journey to bigger and better things.”Just like her American Top Team stablemate, Nunes, Harrison has expressed interest in a super bout with women’s boxing sensation Claressa Shields. That could be one of the “bigger and better things” from Harrison to keep an eye on down the line. Kayla Harrison was dejected, her head down and tears welling up in her eyes. In the moment, one would never have thought she just had her hand raised in victory.Yet that was the scene in May when the two-time judo Olympic gold medalist the distance for the first time in her budding mixed martial arts career. And the 29-year-old didn’t like it one bit at all.