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The sale of this island enclave home within five days has blitzed the local record

first_img5067 Emerald Island Drive, Emerald Lakes.It has four living areas, a media room, pool room and a pool. There are high ceilings and timber floors. 5067 Emerald Island Drive, Emerald Lakes.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North6 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day agoMr Genc said the sale was done in five days, there were two contracts received and a written offer.“I had interest from Melbourne and a local buyer and also a Sydney buyer, who ended up buying it.’’Mr Genc believed the Sydney-based buyer intended to move into the home. 5067 Emerald Island Drive, Emerald Lakes.THE sale of this six-bedroom home has broken the record for Emerald Island on the Gold Coast.The house at 5067 Emerald Island Drive sold for $2.4 million. It was listed though Isaac and Maria Genc of Genc & Co. 5067 Emerald Island Drive, Emerald Lakes.The family room opens to an outdoor area with a bar and gas fireplace. 5067 Emerald Island Drive, Emerald Lakes.The home, which was owned by Kate and Lee Hardy who bought it in 2012, has a tropical aquarium which separates the formal living area from the kitchen and dining area.last_img read more

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Medical experts rip ‘reckless’ and ‘dangerous’ transgender mandate (US)

first_imgLifeSiteNews 29 April 2016Family First Comment: More experts willing to stand up and tell the truth and warn parents. “Identifying one’s gender as different from one’s biological sex is a disorder very much like anorexia, the doctors explain. And as with anorexics, the job of parents, doctors, and teachers is “not to uncritically approve” their disordered thinking “but to help them recognize the source of such confusion and to reaffirm and help re-align their ‘assigned’ sexual gender with their perceived identity.””The Alberta government’s new guidelines promoting transgenderism in the province’s schools have not only sparked a parental revolt, they have triggered a stinging rebuke from two medical professors at the University of Alberta, who call the them “incredibly misguided,” “reckless,” and  “dangerous” to the youth involved. The two U of A professors are Dr. Blaine Achen, MD, FRCPS, FASE, associate clinical professor in Department of Anaesthesia and Pain Medicine, and Dr. Theodore K. Fenske, MD, FRCPC, FCCP, FACC, clinical professor of medicine, as well as staff cardiologist at the C.K. Hui Heart Centre. In a paper published on the Alberta Parents for Choice in Education website, they dissect and eviscerate the New Democratic government’s recently released “Guidelines for Best Practices: Creating Learning Environments that respect Diverse Sexual Orientations, Gender Identities and Gender Expressions” with surgical precision.…. The first premise the experts demolish is the assumption that a child’s so-called “self-identification” cannot be questioned but is the “sole measure of an individual’s sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.” On the contrary, explain the professors, gender is a social construct based on “subjective perceptions, relationships, and adverse experiences from infancy onward,” and as such is the rightful subject of psychotherapy and family therapy when it differs from biological reality. Identifying one’s gender as different from one’s biological sex is a disorder very much like anorexia, the doctors explain. And as with anorexics, the job of parents, doctors, and teachers is “not to uncritically approve” their disordered thinking “but to help them recognize the source of such confusion and to reaffirm and help re-align their ‘assigned’ sexual gender with their perceived identity.”Following the guidelines for pre-pubescent transgender youth could also lead to death. The first step would be the injection of pre-pubescent youth with hormone blockers that “have been associated with dangerous health risks including vascular disease and cancer.” If the child, with the encouragement of the school system, follows this up in teenage years with “potentially carcinogenic” cross-gendered hormones to develop the outward appearance of the opposite sex, they ultimately could undergo “unnecessary surgical mutilation”—i.e., castration for boys and mastectomies for girls. But such irreversible treatments frequently do not achieve the desired result but lead to much higher suicide rates, and for the survivors,  the lifetime use of  “these toxic and potentially carcinogenic cross-sex hormones” to maintain their transgender appearance. Given how dangerous this “trajectory” is, the doctors argue, it is exceedingly unwise, if not illegal, for the guidelines to require the parents be kept in the dark about their children’s gender dysphoria. They cite the American Psychiatric Association’s treatment protocols in devastating detail to underline how “illogical” and counter indicated the Alberta government’s approach is. “Nowhere else in medicine, other than gender identity and sexuality, is such a reckless stance taken or practiced presently,” state the doctors.… the doctors deal with the most controversial aspect of the guidelines, the requirement that trans youth be allowed to use the school washrooms and change rooms of their choice. This, state the doctors, “places other children in vulnerable, and potentially dangerous, spaces.” “Our particular concern is for young girls who, if such a document were implemented, would be forced to share a washroom or changing facility with their male counterparts. … The feelings of a boy who thinks he’s a girl should not trump the privacy rights and the feelings of girls who don’t want to share their change room with a boy.”READ MORE: https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/medical-experts-rip-albertas-reckless-and-dangerous-transgender-mandatelast_img read more

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Under-fire Bayern boss Kovac out to end winless streak

first_img0Shares0000Bayern Munich head coach Niko Kovac needs a win at Wolfsburg on Saturday to break the Bavarian giants miseable run of four games without a win, including back-to-back defeats in the Bundesliga. © AFP / Christof STACHEBERLIN, Germany, Oct 19 – Under-pressure Bayern Munich head coach Niko Kovac desperately needs a win at Wolfsburg on Saturday to break the Bavarian giants’ miserable run and reignite their Bundesliga title defence.Kovac, 47, only took charge in July, but must turn things around at mid-table Wolfsburg with the German champions winless in their last four matches, including back-to-back league defeats. After dominating the Bundesliga for the last six seasons, Bayern are sixth in the table and four points behind leaders Borussia Dortmund — an unacceptable situation for senior bosses.A humbling 2-0 defeat away to Hertha Berlin was bad enough before Bayern crashed to an embarrassing 3-0 drubbing at home to Borussia Moenchengladbach a fortnight ago.Gladbach midfielder Christoph Kramer rubbed salt in Bayern’s wounds by saying their superstars were dispirited — “this is not the dominant Bayern team we all know”.A third straight defeat would test the patience of Bayern president Uli Hoeness, who has promised to “defend Kovac until the death”.“It’s about time that we get the feeling of a win back again,” admitted defender Mats Hummels.Former Bayern midfielder Markus Babbel says pressure on Kovac will come from within at Munich.– ‘No support, no chance’ –“Players can go to Hoeness or (Bayern chairman Karl-Heinz) Rummenigge. Then you as a coach you have no chance, because they’re crying here and there,” Babbel told Omnisport.“This is the biggest problem. You have two big men in the office. If they don’t support you, you have no chance.”Germany’s best-selling daily Bild claim Bayern’s stars are on the verge of revolt because of Kovac’s insistence they cycle to cool down after games.With the vast majority of his squad on international duty, the head coach has had little time to make changes.Colombian attacking midfielder James Rodriguez only returned to Munich on Thursday while Jerome Boateng and Leon Goeretzka both have light leg injuries.“I believe that it’s a good time to host Bayern Munich,” said Wolfsburg’s sports director Marcel Schaefer.Dutch midfielder Arjen Robben (R) rejects talk of a crisis at Bayern Munich, who are down to sixth in the Bundesliga table after a four-game winless streak. © AFP / Christof STACHEWolfsburg have concerns in defence with left-back Jerome Roussillon struggling with a calf injury, while centre-backs John Anthony Brooks, of the USA and Congolese Marcel Tisserand are just back from international duty.Winger Arjen Robben refuses to hear any talk of crisis at Bayern.“If you make the last few games bigger than they are, then you talk yourself into a crisis, I am firmly convinced that this is only about a few small details,” said the Dutchman.Despite Robben’s reassurances, Kovac has several problems to fix.Both Polish striker Robert Lewandowski and Germany forward Thomas Mueller are struggling for goals after both drew blanks in their last five games for club and country.Bayern’s defence failed to cope after Hertha and Gladbach counter-attacked through Munich’s midfield.– Alcacer on fire –Should Bayern fail to win in Wolfsburg, Dortmund have a great chance to extend their lead at bottom side Stuttgart.Dortmund striker Paco Alcacer is in rich form with nine goals in his last five games.After hitting six goals in three Dortmund games — including a hat-trick and a last-gasp winner in the stunning 4-3 victory over Augsburg — Alcacer, on loan from Barcelona, scored three more goals on his return to the Spain team after a two-year break.Lucien Favre says Alcacer could make his first Bundesliga start, after three appearances off the bench, but the Dortmund coach has problems in defence.Borussia Dortmund’s Spain forward Paco Alcacer is in a hot run of form after scoring 10 goals in his last six games for club and country. © AFP / INA FASSBENDER“We have a luxury problem in the midfield, but not in the defence,” admitted Favre.Swiss centre-back Manuel Akanji, who has not missed a minute for Dortmund this season, returned from international duty with a hip injury, which is expected to sideline him for three weeks.Left-back Marcel Schmelzer also misses the trip to Stuttgart with a knee injury.Fixtures (all times 4:30pm unless stated)FridayEintracht Frankfurt v Fortuna Duesseldorf (11:30pm)SaturdayWolfsburg v Bayern Munich, Bayer Leverkusen v Hanover, Stuttgart v Borussia Dortmund, Augsburg v RB Leipzig, Nuremberg v Hoffenheim, Schalke v Werder Bremen (9:30pm)SundayHertha Berlin v Freiburg, Borussia Moenchengladbach v Mainz (9pm)0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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