This home has been built with outdoor entertainment in mind

first_img21 Kenny Street, Fig Tree Pocket.The four-bedroom, two-bathroom property at 21 Kenny St, Fig Tree Pocket, is being sold by Room Property Agents — Kenmore’s Lucas Chisari for offers over $815,000.Features of the home include a covered patio with an outdoor kitchen alongside the pool. 21 Kenny Street, Fig Tree Pocket. 21 Kenny Street, Fig Tree Pocket.Mr Chisari said: “Located adjacent to Biambi Yumba Park this family home has several room configurations and all the essentials modern families need without a large lawn that needs mowing”. 21 Kenny Street, Fig Tree Pocket.Built with outdoor entertainment in mind, this low maintenance Brisbane home is worth a look inside. FREE: Get the latest real estate news direct to your inbox here. center_img 21 Kenny Street, Fig Tree Pocket.More from newsDigital inspection tool proves a property boon for REA website3 Apr 2020The Camira homestead where kids roamed free28 May 2019 21 Kenny Street, Fig Tree Pocket.Other features within the home include an euro inspired open-plan kitchen with bi-folds and views of the pool.Currently tenanted until July 2017, the home is air-conditioned and has polished timber floors.last_img read more

USC launches student car-sharing program

first_imgIn Los Angeles, finding fast and inexpensive transportation can be a challenge for many USC students, but with the launch of Wheelz — a car-sharing company that pays car owners to rent their vehicles to other students — university officials predict that student transportation will become less of a chore.“Wheelz is an additional transportation solution that complements our existing programs,” said Tony Mazza, director of USC Transportation. “This will provide more options to students who currently do not have access to a car as well as a way for car owners to generate income.”Unlike Zipcar, a specialized agency that rents cars to USC students at hourly rates, Wheelz allows students with cars on campus to rent their vehicles to other students.Molly Gerth, Wheelz’s public relations director, said students earn on average $200 a month sharing their cars and those Trojans who borrow other students’ vehicles can do so for rates much lower than those of a regular rental car agency.“It’s a great system because the money goes back to your peers, you save on parking and it helps limit traffic congestion,” Gerth said. “Plus, it’s convenient for students who need cars on short notice.”Wheelz’s car-sharing system is keyless so students do not have to meet to exchange keys. Wheelz installs a free electronic device inside participating students’ cars so students who rent the car can download a mobile application that automatically unlocks the vehicle upon arriving.Wheelz Marketing and Communication Director Aaron Platshon said Wheelz has a $1-million insurance policy that protects car owners and drivers from accidents and theft and provides a 24/7 roadside assistance service.“Although Wheelz drivers have been driving safely and responsibly, we understand accidents do happen and we must be prepared,” Platshon said.Wheelz first launched at Stanford last September and has since expanded to UC Berkeley, UCLA and now USC.Devon Graves, a senior majoring in philosophy, said he does not plan to participate in the program.“There is no way I’d trust random students with my car,” Grave said. “I know [Wheelz has] an insurance policy, but there’s still way too much liability.”Though Wheelz conducts background checks and links the car-sharing program to Facebook, car-owners cannot choose who rents their vehicle.“What happens if I rent my car to a guy who has a little too much to drink and spills stuff all over the floor?” Graves said. “Or worse, what happens if he hits someone? I could never live with myself if I rented a car to someone who killed another driver in an accident.”Bella Urrea, a sophomore majoring in philosophy, politics and law, said she is willing to share her car with other students.“I would totally do it,” Urrea said. “I have a car on campus and don’t need it every day so I’d be happy to share it with fellow Trojans.”Urrea said the income she would generate through car-sharing is not the only reason why she would participate in the program.“It’s the sense of camaraderie. We’re the Trojan Family and I trust that students who borrow my car will treat it with respect just like I would respect their vehicles.”last_img read more

Simona Halep favourite to win French Open: Justine Henin

first_imgFormer world number one Justine Henin believes defending champion Simona Halep is favourite to win the women’s singles title at the French Open starting this month from May 26.Last year in a gruelling French Open final, Halep had defeated US Open champion Sloane Stephens 3-6, 6-4, 6-1 to secure her first major title after three previous final appearances, including two at the Roland Garros.After that, the current world no. 2 didn’t have much success and had to face losses in the subsequent US Open and Australian Open, that too in the initial rounds. Recently, she had withdrawn from the Stuttgart Open due to a hip injury which she sustained while playing against Caroline Garcia in Romania’s Fed Cup earlier this month.However, seven-time grand slam champion Henin believes Halep has a complete game required to be played on clay and thus would be the favourite to lift the title.”It is going to be a very interesting tournament. I think Simona Halep is going to be the favourite. I like her game, I like how she plays on clay because on clay you need to be a complete player, both physically and mentally,” she said.”Every grand slam, you get one or two surprises. So, I am expecting that also to happen,” she added.Henin, a four-time French Open champion, was in the capital to attend the fifth edition of the Roland-Garros Junior Wild Card Series where Mann Maulik Shah emerged as champion in the boys’ category while Shaikh Humera won in the girls’ category.advertisementDuring the interaction with the media, the 36-year-old pointed out that tennis needs a lot of big names to inspire young children to take up the sport. She was also off the view that the game has changed a lot in the last 15 years.”The game has become more physical and surfaces have changed a lot. There has been a big change in the last 15 years. There is now more power and control as there are long rallies which take place in the matches these days.”Henin had engaged in a long-standing rivalry with co-countrywoman Kim Clijsters. During the 25 meetings over a 12-year period — with eight taking place in a Grand Slam tournament — Clijsters had a 13-12 record against her Belgian opponent. While it was often reported that the duo did’t share a healthy off-court relationship, Henin cleared that they were just rumours.”Kim and I never had any problem… It’s been a relation that has helped both of us to become better as players. So, I always say I would not have been half a player as I was if Kim was not there,” she insisted.When asked about her relationship with the Roland Garros, a place where she dominated over a decade and won four singles’ title, the Belgian said, “Roland Garros is in my heart, it’s in my body. Whenever I go there, even now I feel there is something for me. It’s connected to my history. My first connection towards tennis has been at the Roland Garros. I feel at home there. Roland Garros would be tough for me to miss.”She also made it clear that at present, she doesn’t want to take up coaching as a profession like many of her colleagues, while maintaining she has not closed the door for it in the future.”Being a coach is an all together different profession because it’s not you who has to play, but the player you are coaching. You have to stop thinking about yourself as a player but the person you are coaching,” Henin said.”You have to invest a lot. You cannot just travel 15-20 weeks but you need to travel 30-35 weeks which, for me, is currently not possible. I give advises to players at my academy. Right now, I am not in a condition to become a coach. But, I have not closed the door for it in the future,” she signed off.Also Read | Australian Open: Simona Halep knocks out Venus Williams in 3rd roundAlso Read | Laureus Sports awards: Djokovic, Biles win Sportspersons of the Year awardsAlso Seelast_img read more