The loft-style design at 26 Holdsworth St, Coorparoo.Mr Smith said downsizers and families from Brisbane, the Gold Coast and even Sydney and Melbourne had been the two groups showing the most interest in the apartment, with its floorplan, no shared walls with neighbours and top-floor location making it especially attractive.The penthouse’s location above one of Brisbane’s newest precincts was also a significant selling point. Mr Smith said many residents at Coorparoo Square used their cars sparingly, thanks to its decent public transport links, nearby supermarkets and cinemas, and bowls club.“You have all of that at your doorstep, you don’t need a car,” he said. “What Coorparoo offers which the others lack is the lifestyle factor.” More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus16 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market16 hours agoThe kitchen at 26 Holdsworth St, Coorparoo.“The upstairs is the master retreat and has its own lounge room, master bedroom and walk-in robe,” he said.“It’s quite a functional use of the space.”The penthouse’s lower storey has the other two bedrooms, a large open plan kitchen dining area for entertaining guests, a butler’s pantry and a laundry.The penthouse’s residents also gain access to the building’s fourth level known as “Club Coorparoo”, which has a tennis court, two pools, a barbecue area, a full gym and a private function room. This New York-style loft penthouse towers above Coorparoo Square.Towering above the revitalised Coorparoo Square, the New York-style loft penthouse is divided into two storeys and features three bedrooms, two bathrooms and three car spaces.Ray White Holland Park agent Ben Smith said the penthouse property was a rarity in the area.“The developer was hoping to tap into an untouched market in Coorparoo,” Mr Smith said.“I think what Coorparoo Square offered was a one-off in the area.” >>FOLLOW THE COURIER-MAIL REAL ESTATE TEAM ON FACEBOOK<< The view from the top of 26 Holdsworth St, Coorparoo.City views and an unrivalled lifestyle are just some of the selling points of the two-storey penthouse on the market at 26 Holdsworth St, Coorparoo.
Frank Furedi – The Australian 26 Nov 2011AS far as the American Academy of Pediatrics is concerned you can never drug children early enough. In their recently published guidelines they recommend that children as young as four can be treated with the psycho-stimulant drug Ritalin. These new guidelines issued by the academy at its annual conference in Boston proposed that preschool children who show symptoms of inattention and hyperactivity should be evaluated for pharmacological intervention. “Treating children at a young age is important, because when we can identify them earlier and provide appropriate treatment, we can increase their chances of succeeding in school,” was how Mark Wolraich, one of the authors of the guidelines, justified this proposal.The targeting of preschoolers by the academy is an integral part of a disturbing tendency to advocate medical and pharmaceutical intervention as a legitimate option for the management of childhood behaviour. The campaign, which has as its premise the conviction that children’s behavioural problems represent a marker for mental illness, implicitly assumed a coercive and intrusive form. In Australia, draft guidelines being considered by the National Health and Medical Research Council threaten parents who refuse to medicate children diagnosed with ADHD with being referred to child protection authorities.….It is important to realise that what drives the steady expansion of the diagnosis of ADHD among children is not the discovery of a hitherto unknown medical condition, but the cultural redefinition of some of the normal existential problems of childhood. In the eyes of the supporters of early-years medicalisation, virtually every manifestation of a child’s behaviour can be diagnosed as a medical issue. http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/opinion/instead-of-drugs-children-need-a-good-dose-of-parenting/story-e6frg6zo-1226206496448
Some of South Florida’s finest turned out at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Fort Lauderdale on April 29, for the second Protect The Children Gala.Presented by the Female Development World Organization (FDWO) and Kiwanis Club of Lauderhill, four persons were honored for tireless work tackling sexual child abuse.They are Pastor Marcus Davidson, who received the International Leadership Award; Juliet Murphy Roulhac, recipient of the Humanitarian Award and Barbara Weinstein who accepted the Protect the Children Freedom Award.Juliet Holness, wife of Jamaican Prime Minister Andrew Holness and the evening’s keynote speaker, was the first recipient of the Dr. Rita Marley Ambassador Award.Roulhac, a Kingston-born attorney who has lived in South Florida since she was 15, said the recognition is gratifying.“This inspires us to keep on doing important work,” she told the audience.Holness is founder of the Save Our Boys And Girls Foundation, which helps educate and empower impoverished children in Jamaica.She lauded the FDWO’s efforts to reduce child abuse. For her, talking is not enough.“As my husband always says, implement, implement, implement. Over the years, successive governments have failed to implement,” said Holness.The function was well-attended. Guests included Rita Marley, widow of reggae legend Bob Marley; City of Miramar Mayor, Wayne Messam; Broward County Commissioner Dale Holness; and Franz Hall, Jamaica’s Consul General to Miami.