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Cairns real estate: Earlville classic Queenslander up for auction for first time in its 60-year history


first_img Cairns and Hinterland Hospital and Health Service chairman Clive Skarott with former real estate agent Tony Williamson. PICTURE: STEWART MCLEANMore from newsCairns home ticks popular internet search terms2 days agoTen auction results from ‘active’ weekend in Cairns2 days agoHe said the only changes to the house were when the roof was changed and the toilet was moved to an internal one. “It’s a very open and breezy home and Dad liked sitting on the front patio with Mum for a beer. Earlville is a great area to live in, it’s close to everything you need,” he said. This house features classic timber flooring, currently under carpets and vinyl, but ready to be polished and restored. The spacious living area features casement windows and high ceilings and all three bedrooms offer plenty of space.Sitting on an 875sq m block, downstairs is fully enclosed, allowing for two cars, but there is a huge undercover carport at the back for another two vehicles or a caravan. It is within minutes of Stockland Shopping Centre, schools, sporting facilities and social clubs. With amazing potential to reap the rewards, this property is in a great position and will be snapped up quickly. The auction will be held on June 9 at 5.30pm at the Whitfield Chapel, 47 Heavey Crescent, Whitfield. Prominent Cairns businessman Clive Skarott grew up at 7 Gordon St, Earlville which will be auctioned on June 9.QUEENSLANDER home enthusiasts will love this rare three-bedroom home on a large lot with a backyard, located in a bustling central Cairns suburb. There’s not many homes on the market like 7 Gordon St, Earlville, as urban streets and lifestyles become confined to modern or renovated homes, on smaller blocks. But this classic Queenslander stands tall in its original glory, with only minimal work on it since it was completed in 1960. It has managed to sustain its originality, because after 60 years, it is only now entering the market for the first time, after remaining in the hands of one clan for six decades – the Skarott family. Prominent Cairns businessman Clive Skarott grew up at 7 Gordon St, Earlville which will be auctioned on June 9.Prominent Cairns businessman and current chairman of the Cairns and Hinterland Hospital and Health board Clive Skarott remembers moving into the property as a 17-year-old. “Mum and Dad bought it in November 1959 and moved in February 1960,” Mr Skarott said.“It’s definitely a big allotment compared to what’s out there, and it took a while to mow the lawn.“There were four children and Mum and Dad. As we all started buying cars, there was enough room there for all of us. “Dad was a motor mechanic at Irelands and I remember we had enough room for him to work on our cars on the weekends.” last_img read more


Bill on calorie counts moves ahead


first_imgSACRAMENTO – Just how many gut-busting calories are in that cheeseburger, french fry and chocolate shake lunch? Those who favor chain restaurants may soon be able to find out. A bill that would require restaurants to disclose calorie counts and other nutritional information passed its first legislative hurdle Wednesday. Fast-food outlets would be required to post the calories contained in each of their items on menu boards. Printed menus would have to list calories plus the amount of saturated fat, trans fat and sodium in each item. “People are eating out more now than they were a generation ago,” said state Sen. Alex Padilla, D-Los Angeles. “If a restaurant can tell you how to super-size a meal, they can certainly tell you how many calories.” Organizations fighting diabetes, cancer and heart disease said the measure would help with what Padilla called America’s “obesity epidemic” by allowing consumers to make better choices about what they eat. It would apply to chains with 10 or more restaurants. Two other similar bills were introduced this year. The authors of that legislation, Sen. Carole Migden, D-San Francisco, and Assemblyman Mark De Saulnier, D-Martinez, agreed to support Padilla’s bill. The Senate Health Committee voted 6-2 to send Padilla’s bill to the Appropriations Committee over the objections of the 22,000-member California Restaurant Association. “A menu will actually become a book … and actually confuse the consumer,” association lobbyist Jon Barnato told the committee. Many restaurants already post nutrition information inside the business or on Web sites. But enacting a law invites frivolous lawsuits, Barnato said, even though the legislation would allow nutrition information to be off by as much as 20 percent. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger hasn’t taken a position on the bill, said spokeswoman Sabrina Lockhart. But she noted the governor, a fitness buff and former bodybuilder, signed laws banning junk food and sodas from schools. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more


Andrea Pirlo says no hard feelings over Euro omission


first_imgAndrea Pirlo says he has no hard feelings towards Italy coach Antonio Conte after the veteran playmaker was overlooked for next month’s European Championship in France.The 37-year-old midfielder, who plays for Major League Soccer (MLS) club New York City, has featured in every major tournament for his country since Euro 2004 but that run ended when he was left out of the provisional squad last week.PIRLO SUPPORTS CONTE”I have spoken to Conte and there is no disappointment on my part,” Pirlo told Sky Sports Italia. “He knows what he has to do and what he should not do.”We had discussions during the season and both parties made their own decisions. He is the coach and it’s only right he makes his decisions and decides what is best for him.”Conte said last week that Pirlo and Sebastian Giovinco, who plays for Toronto, had paid the price for their decision to play in MLS. Italy’s coach suggested in November that 2006 World Cup winner Pirlo should return to his homeland if he wanted to continue his international career.Pirlo made the last of his 116 appearances against Malta in September. He was called up for subsequent Euro 2016 qualifiers against Azerbaijan and Norway but missed those games through injury and has not been picked since.”I hope Italy win although the favourites are other teams such as Germany, Spain and France,” said Pirlo.Italy have been drawn in Group E with Belgium, Ireland and Sweden.last_img read more