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How to push through Brisbane’s goat’s cheese curtain

first_img MORE: Fashion family lists $20m Byron icon More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus10 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market10 hours agoVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:58Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:58 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p216p216p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenHow much do I need to retire?00:58 62 Park Road, Wooloowin, is on the market priced at offers over $699,000.The existence of the ‘goat’s cheese curtain’ – the cultural divide that separates inner-city hipster suburbs from suburbia – may come down to money, but research shows it is possible for buyers to live in Brisbane’s sweet spot without breaking the bank. 4/31 Hamley Street, Wooloowin, is on the market priced at offers over $645,000.Ms Browne said that with house prices of more than $1 million and Queensland’s median annual income at $82,264 a year, the goat’s cheese circle was tough to break into, but there were still opportunities for people to live within the 6km radius.REA Group statistics show more than 50 Brisbane suburbs are situated within the curtain, yet only about 13 of them have a median house price of more than $1 million.The median sales price in the inner city at $691,236 is only $120,639 more than outside the curtain ($570,597), although this figure includes apartments, which are relatively cheaper than houses and generally more prolific in the inner suburbs. When it comes to renting, the median rent within the curtain is $487, according to Finder, compared with $449 outside. “Wooloowin and Gordon Park are two of the more affordable suburbs in Brisbane to rent in. Check out these areas if you’re on a budget but like the idea of being within the realm of the goat’s cheese curtain,” Ms Browne said.“Choosing a not so popular suburb a few over from a popular one is a good strategy as often those areas are the ones most likely to become more desirable over the years, but are more affordable at the moment.” Suburbs within the goat’s cheese curtain 62 Park Road, Wooloowin, is a three bed, one bathroom, one car park property within the goat’s cheese curtain.The term goat’s cheese curtain was coined by demographer Bernard Salt to describe the expensive suburbs that lie within a 6km radius of a city’s CBD. Among those in Brisbane are Kangaroo Point, New Farm, Newstead, Paddington, Dutton Park, Hamilton, Ascot, Clayfield and Teneriffe, Queensland’s most expensive suburb.Kate Browne, a spokeswoman for Finder, a comparison website, said stereotypes by suburb would always exist. “What type of restaurants, range of food stocked at your local supermarket and the average residents’ age can influence one’s perception of a suburb,” she said. “This divide might also be a flow on from the typical rivalries that form between schools in different areas. Nothing like a little bit of harmless sporting competition to build walls between suburbs.” Bargain suburbs where homes sell under $500k Within 1km of the GPO Brisbane City, Spring Hill, Kangaroo Point, Fortitude Valley 2km South Brisbane, New Farm, Bowen Hills, East Brisbane, Milton, Teneriffe, Kelvin Grove 3km Herston, Newstead, Highgate Hill, Woolloongabba, Red Hill, West End, Paddington, Auchenflower, Dutton Park, Norman Park, Hawthorne, Bulimba4km Balmoral, Windsor, Wilston, Stones Corner, Newmarket, St Lucia, Toowong, Albion, Coorparoo, Morningside5km Ashgrove, Greenslopes, Annerley, Grange, Bardon, Hamilton, Taringa, Lutwyche, Camp Hill, Alderley6km Ascot, Wooloowin, Yeronga, Gordon Park, Clayfield, Enoggera, Cannon Hill, Indooroopilly, Stafford, Holland Park West. FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON TWITTER Brisbane home prices climb to record highlast_img read more

Cannabis referendum: This is about recreational use, not medicinal treatment

first_imgStuff co.nz 24 August 2020Family First Comment: Ouch! The smokescreen of the Drug Foundation and Chloe are destroyed by this good doctor…. So many good statements that it’s hard to know which bit to highlight!“Suggesting that voting yes for recreational cannabis will mean better access for medicinal treatment is misleading at worst and disingenuous at best…. As a GP I feel a duty to help ensure the public is properly informed when they cast their vote, they should know about the existing availability of medicinal cannabis and the potential risks of self-prescribing cannabis for health reasons. I’m concerned that many voters have been led to believe a cannabis referendum ‘Yes vote’ equals a ‘Yes’ for medicinal cannabis. This is not the case; patients already have access to medicinal cannabis. It’s legal under the Medicinal Cannabis Scheme and currently available via prescription from doctors who can identify any potential drug interactions and adverse effects that may affect a patient.”“Admissions to psychiatric hospitals for marijuana induced psychosis will go through the roof. Over the last few years we’ve put millions of dollars into the prevention and treatment of mental illness. Speak to any health professional that works in this field and they’ll tell you the impact that marijuana has on psychosis. Increasing access will undoubtedly result in a surge in mental health admissions. Smoking cannabis comes with the same risk of lung damage as smoking cigarettes and let’s remember New Zealand has made a commitment to be smokefree by 2025.”#VoteNopeToDopeOPINION: Suggesting that voting yes for recreational cannabis will mean better access for medicinal treatment is misleading at worst and disingenuous at best.With the cannabis referendum fast approaching, arguments for and against the legalisation of cannabis for recreational use are being put forward by numerous interested parties.As a GP I feel a duty to help ensure the public is properly informed when they cast their vote, they should know about the existing availability of medicinal cannabis and the potential risks of self-prescribing cannabis for health reasons.I’m concerned that many voters have been led to believe a cannabis referendum ‘Yes vote’ equals a ‘Yes’ for medicinal cannabis. This is not the case; patients already have access to medicinal cannabis. It’s legal under the Medicinal Cannabis Scheme and currently available via prescription from doctors who can identify any potential drug interactions and adverse effects that may affect a patient.Should recreational cannabis be legalised it may become more commercially viable for local companies to also enter the medicinal cannabis market, however this is not a given. The Ministry of Health has set stringent requirements for the approval of new medicinal cannabis products and no new applications have been made to date.However, the public should be aware that legalising cannabis for recreational use isn’t a guarantee of better access to safe, tested and approved cannabis products for medicinal treatment.Dr Mark Hotu is a GP and medicinal cannabis specialist at the Green Doctors clinic.READ MORE: https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/cannabis-referendum/122437472/cannabis-referendum-this-is-about-recreational-use-not-medicinal-treatmentlast_img read more

IU East Offer New Degree Program For Ivy Tech Grads

first_imgRICHMOND — The Indiana Commission for Higher Education has approved the Bachelor of Applied Science degree program for five Indiana University regional campuses, including IU East.At the Richmond campus, the program will initially be offered through the School of Business and Economics.Dean David Frantz said, “We are excited to have another baccalaureate degree option in the region that supports students who wish to develop further a mix of practical skills, personal communication skills and basic organizational management skills, beyond the technical and specialized skills they acquired in their associate degree programs.”The new program will build on the university’s relationship with Ivy Tech Community College.In particular, the program guarantees graduations from Ivy Tech that they can complete a bachelor’s degree with 60 credit hours or less of additional bachelor’s level work.More information is available here >>last_img read more

Ronald E. Ogle, 67

first_imgRon Ogle, 67, of Waldron, formerly of Greensburg, passed away May 8th at home.He was born October 7, 1948, in Marlette, Michigan, the son of Raymond and Margaret (Mosher) Ogle. He married Alyse Duncil on April 15, 1972 at Patrick Air Force Base, Florida.Ron enlisted in the Army in December 1966. He served two tours in Vietnam; the one tour he served with the Combat Engineers and was wounded June 1969. He also served four tours in Europe. He was also stationed in Ft. Jackson, SC, Ft. Bliss, TX, Ft. Knox, KY, and Ft. Stewart, GA. SSG Ogle retired from the Army in 1986 and moved to Greensburg where he lived for 27 years.Ron received as Associate’s Degree from Ivy Tech Community College, Columbus, and at the age of 54 he received his Bachelor’s Degree from Indiana Wesleyan.Ron work in Greensburg at Briggs Equipment and at Printpack. He also worked in Columbus with the Employment Office as a Disabled Veterans Outreach Person, helping veterans get jobs.Ron also worked with the Boy Scouts for 14 years, from Cub Scouting in Ft. Stewart, GA, to Cub Scouting, Boy Scout, and Venture Crew in Greensburg.Ron was also a former member of the First Baptist Church, Greensburg, and participated in many of the Emmaus Walks. He has also attended Cornerstone Christian Fellowship in St. Paul, and One Hope Church in Greensburg.Ron was a member of the St. Leon Post of the American Legion. He received the American Legion National Employment Award in 2010.Ron’s passions were, God, family, our country, and fellow veterans.Survivors include his wife, Alyse Ogle, Waldron; sons, Neal (Brandi) Ogle, Fortville, Derek (Rachel) Ogle, New Lisbon, WI; daughter, Julie (Jeff Reichert) Ogle, Greensburg; brother, Arthur (Pam) Ogle, Grand Ledge, MI; 12 grandchildren.He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Marilyn Wren; daughter, Lorrae Ogle.Visitation will be held on Sunday from 1-5:00 p.m.at the Porter-Oliger-Pearson Funeral Home in Greensburg.Funeral Services will be held at 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 15, 2016 at the funeral home with Rev. George Mitchell officiating.Interment will be held in the Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Madison, IN. on Monday, May 16th at 1:00 p.m.Memorials may be made to the American Legion Operation Comfort Warrior.Online condolences can be made to the family at www.popfuneralhome.comlast_img read more

Woodward: January deals unlikely

first_img United’s spending on employee benefits for the quarter fell by £3.5 million, or 6.6 per cent, to £49.4million, “primarily to lower player wages”, said the club in a statement. The overall drop in wages is a combination of United not having to pay out bonuses for playing in the Champions League, as well as an exodus of highly-paid players from the wage bill including Nemanja Vidic, Rio Ferdinand, Patrice Evra, Ryan Giggs, Danny Welbeck, Bebe, Javier Hernandez, Tom Cleverly and Shinji Kagawa. Even though new manager Louis van Gaal has made a number of high-profile signings including Angel di Maria and Radamel Falcao, he has still kept the wage bill lower than the squad under predecessor David Moyes. Woodward also hailed the impact of United’s academy in producing players and the success of the under-21 team, currently top of their league, as well as the continuing rise in interest from sponsors and broadcasters. “There is the unique power of the club to transcend the industry,” he said. Woodward told investors United had targets in mind but almost certainly for next summer – and that it was unlikely they would become available in the January transfer window. He was speaking after the club revealed figures showing income dropped by almost 10 per cent in the first quarter of their financial year due to the absence from the Champions League. Revenue for the three months ending September 30 was £88.7million, down £9.8million on the £98.5million for the same period a year ago, a 9.9 per cent drop. The fall in income could have been even greater but the cost of United’s absence from European football has been partially compensated for by an increase in sponsorship money and a drop in the players’ wage bill. Woodward, speaking on a conference call to investors, said confidence was high under new manager Louis van Gaal. He said: “There’s a real feeling that we as a club are at the start of something special.” Asked whether United intended to strengthen the defence in January, Woodward added: “We are not looking to enter the market for short-term fixes. However we have targets we are looking at for next summer and should any of those become available in January we would consider acting but we all need to recognise that is a low probability.” United played two fewer matches in the quarter than in the equivalent three months in 2013-14 – one Champions League game and one Capital One Cup game – which led to a drop of £4.2million (21.8 per cent) in matchday income to £15.1million. Broadcasting revenue was down £2.5million (13 per cent) to £16.8million with no TV money coming in from UEFA. The club’s debt, the source of much criticism from some supporters’ groups, was very slightly up at £362.2million, while commercial income was up 5.2 per cent to £59.9million, thanks to new sponsorship deals. Manchester United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward has played down the chance of the club making new signings in January despite concerns over the squad’s strength in defence. Press Associationlast_img read more

Louis van Gaal blames negative tactics for Manchester United’s uninspiring play

first_img Van Gaal said: “Newcastle was attacking. They wanted to attack, and that is the difference. I am saying that all the time, but you are doubting my words and my vision. “When you see two teams who want to attack, then you see a game like this. But when you see a match that only one team wants to defend and wastes time and frustrates the opponent…” United led 2-0 and 3-2 on Tyneside as Wayne Rooney claimed his 10th and 11th goals of the season either side of Jesse Lingard’s 37th-minute strike. Georginio Wijnaldum had kept the home side in it at 2-1 and Aleksandar Mitrovic levelled from the penalty spot with 67 minutes gone before Rooney and Newcastle full-back Paul Dummett both scored inside a riotous final 11 minutes. Van Gaal said: “We have scored three goals and have one point. I have said in all my press conferences that you have to score one more goal than your opponent, and we didn’t do that.” Opposite number Steve McClaren was understandably delighted with a concerted fightback which ended his side’s run of four successive 1-0 defeats on a night when the club paraded January signings Jonjo Shelvey and Henri Saivet in front of the fans. Shelvey had completed his £12million switch from Swansea just a couple of hours before kick-off, and his new boss was delighted to have landed him. McClaren said: “I couldn’t believe it when he was up and we’ve actually got him. I didn’t think they would sell, but we are delighted they have done and we have got him. “He’s a young player who with the Euros coming, he wants to be in that England squad, so he has got a lot to fight for from now until the end of the season. That’s got to be of benefit for us.” The Dutchman saw his side score three times and still not win as Newcastle fought back to snatch a 3-3 Barclays Premier League draw at St James’ Park on a night when the United boss could hardly claim to have been bored. However, he insisted his team was able to attack more freely than in recent weeks because the Magpies did the same. Press Associationcenter_img Louis van Gaal has blamed blanket defences for Manchester United’s uninspiring football. last_img read more

Syracuse scores 8 unanswered goals to start game, cruises by Notre Dame 18-10

first_img Published on April 19, 2014 at 8:51 pm Contact Sam: sblum@syr.edu | @SamBlum3 Facebook Twitter Google+ Syracuse traveled to face Notre Dame with the belief that it’d be one of the toughest matchups for the Orange all season. During its first two road dates against top-10 opponents this season, Syracuse fought to pull away late in the game.On Saturday, it took only seven minutes of game action for Syracuse to essentially put the game out of reach.It took Katie Webster just 57 seconds to put Syracuse on the board. Kailah Kempney added one of her own 29 seconds later. And by the 18:02 mark of the first half, No. 1 Syracuse (15-1, 6-1 Atlantic Coast) had scored eight unanswered, as the Orange cruised to an 18-10 win over the No. 9 Fighting Irish (9-7, 2-5) in front of 2,657 at Arlotta Stadium in South Bend, Ind. With the win, Syracuse clinched a share of the ACC regular-season championship.After allowing six goals and recording just one save, Notre Dame pulled starting goalie Allie Murray, but the damage had already been done.“They came out fired up and it was awesome,” said head coach Gary Gait. “They came out firing on all cylinders, they didn’t make mistakes and had a great start.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textKayla Treanor finished with a game-high four goals. Alyssa Murray had three as well. Kempney, though, set the tone for the win, scoring three of the first five goals.“She had a great game today,” Gait said. “She came out on fire. She got us off to a great start, not only getting us the draws but also the ball in the back of the net.”Notre Dame had its best chance midway through the second half, when it sliced the lead to 12-7 on a goal by Grace Muller with 13:04 left to play.But 40 seconds later, Katie Webster got a shot past Liz O’Sullivan. Notre Dame wouldn’t get within five the rest of the game.SU midfielder Bridget Daley saw her first game action since being sidelined with an injury during Syracuse’s win at Stetson on Jan. 24. She scored a goal late in the second half.“I think she’s a huge part of this team and she has been from the sidelines,” Gait said. “It’s her second game of the year. She stepped up and had a goal today, kind of a welcome back. She got to contribute and it hopefully made her day.”More than anything else, it was just icing on the cake for a Syracuse team that had a lot to celebrate.The Orange returns to action in the ACC tournament quarterfinals on Thursday in Chestnut Hill, Mass. Commentslast_img read more

Expectations high for fortified USC

first_imgThe first season of the Michael Cooper era didn’t go quite as planned.Despite posting a 19-12 record and advancing to the Pac-10 conference semifinals, the USC women’s basketball team was not selected to play in the NCAA tournament. The snub left a bitter taste in the team’s mouth, which declined an invitation to participate in the less prestigious National Invitational Tournament.“It was a little heartbreaking, but we put the decision in the selection committee’s hands and we’re not doing that this year,” said junior guard Ashley Corral.On the rise · Senior guard Jacki Gemelos shoots over a UCLA defender last season. The senior helped lead the Women of Troy to a 19-12 record in 2009, creating high expectations to be set for the upcoming season. – Tim Tran | Daily Trojan This season, the team expects more out of itself. Cooper, in his second year at the helm, said the players and staff have more familiarity with each other.“I think as a team and as coaches we know each other [better],” Cooper said. “They understand our philosophy now, so I’m looking for bigger and brighter things.”Any improvement the team sees will result from an intense off-season spent training. Senior guard Jacki Gemelos said every player on the team stayed in Los Angeles this summer to work on her game, and junior guard Briana Gilbreath said the team used last season as motivation during the off-season.“The fact that we need to determine our own fate this year is what made us work so hard,” Gilbreath said.To get there, the Women of Troy will face a number of challenges.Just reaching last season’s win total will be an accomplishment. The Women of Troy compiled a record of 12-6 in conference play last season, a mark that will be difficult to duplicate. Making matters worse, the Women of Troy lost several important contributors this season, including guard Hailey Dunham and guard/forward Aarika Hughes.“Aarika was our biggest vocal leader, so a lot of us have tried to pick up that slack,” Gemelos said. “It isn’t easy replacing her.”Still, the team returns its core group of players. The team leaders are Corral (15.1 ppg, 5.0 apg) and Gilbreath (15.1 ppg, 5.9 rpg), who both earned All Pac-10 honors as sophomores. Gilbreath was also named the conference’s Co-Defensive Player of the Year.“I’m going to go out there and stop anybody who needs to be stopped,” Gilbreath said. “Helping out my teammates on defense and offense — whatever I need to do.”Other key contributors include senior center Kari LaPlante and Gemelos, who has struggled with injuries since arriving at USC five years ago. The senior guard, who said her game is starting to come back as she returns from a fourth knee surgery, will be counted on to provide the Women of Troy with another playmaker in the backcourt.“With Ashley and I being creators I think it’s going to open things up for everybody else,” she said.Sophomore forward Christina Marinacci also returns with a year under her belt after receiving Pac-10 All-Freshman Honorable Mention.Along with these players, the Women of Troy brought in a nationally ranked recruiting class that Cooper said he believes will make an immediate impact.“[Freshman forward Cassie] Harberts will definitely come in and contribute with some size underneath and a basketball IQ that is out of this world,” Cooper said. “[Freshman guard] Len’Nique Brown will give us a legitimate backup point guard that can create some offense for us in transition.”Cooper is not the only one impressed with the new additions. Gemelos expects Harberts, one of the top recruits in the country, to contend for Pac-10 Freshman of the Year.“I think [Cassie] is that good,” she said. “It’s really nice to have another post presence inside for us guards.”Along with Harberts and Brown, the team also welcomes new faces in forward Desiree Bradley, center Lauren White and forward Thaddesia Southall.“We have a lot of great, new talent coming in and they should mold well with the team,” LaPlante said.With plenty of able-bodied freshmen and a healthy roster to begin the season, the Women of Troy should be able to utilize their depth. Last year, injuries plagued the team and forced the starters to log heavy minutes. Corral and Gilbreath both averaged more than 30 minutes per game, and Corral played the entire game on numerous occasions.“The main issue was us being healthy last year,” LaPlante said. “We had so many injuries, but now we have everybody coming back.”Redshirt sophomore guard Stefanie Gilbreath has also dealt with injuries during her career, having undergone three knee surgeries. She is expected to make her USC debut early this season, and the person most excited to see her back on the court is her younger sister, Briana.“It’s going to mean the world to me,” Briana Gilbreath said. “I can’t wait to get on the court with her again. Every time we’re out there together it’s like magic, so I’m excited.”The Women of Troy will also have some new coaches on the sidelines as well in Laura Beeman and Cooper’s son, Michael Cooper II. Cooper said he wanted a staff that he was comfortable with and could teach the players.“I’ve coached with Laura Beeman before and she’s from a winning program at Mt. Sac,” he said. “She’s been around a college atmosphere and I think she’ll come in and add some credibility as a coach that knows the Xs and Os.”With plenty of change in the offseason, the Women of Troy now get a new start to their season, where they can work to slowly build upon last year’s success.Despite all that happened last year, the Women of Troy look poised to improve upon last season and make a strong push for a Pac-10 title and a NCAA tournament bid. Still, the players know they cannot overlook any opponent.“We need to win games we should win,” LaPlante said. “We’ve put in a lot of work this summer so we control our own destiny.”USC kicks off its season Nov. 9 at 7 p.m. with an exhibition game against Biola. The team’s home opener is Nov. 12 at 1 p.m. against Gonzaga at the Galen Center.last_img read more

Volleyball: Wisconsin heads to Indiana, Purdue to kick off Big Ten road schedule

first_imgThe Badgers asserted their dominance over Ohio State University and the University of Maryland in the comforts of the University of Wisconsin Field House last weekend, but defeating Big Ten talent on the road is an entirely different challenge.Volleyball: No. 3 Badgers kick off conference play against Ohio Sate, MarylandThe University of Wisconsin volleyball team opens up Big Ten play this weekend with a two-game stint against No. 19 Read…PurdueThe Badgers open this weekend’s Indiana road trip in West Lafayette against No. 14 Purdue University Friday night, where they take on a Boilermakers team that has won nine of its last 10 games.Purdue University and Indiana University combine for a staggering 23-5 a record overall, but a much less-daunting 2-2 in conference play after both teams split their first two Big Ten matchups to start the season.With key wins over teams such as No.8 Stanford University and No. 9 Kansas University, the No. 14 Boilermakers (11-2, 1-1 Big Ten) might be even better than their rank suggests. In Purdue’s win over the Cardinal earlier this year, the Boilermakers went on the road to Palo Alto as part of the Stanford Invitational and sent the host team packing in the first round.Coincidentally, Purdue’s most recent victory came against Indiana last weekend, meaning that Friday’s night battle should be a good measuring stick for how the Badgers should look against Indiana the following day.IndianaIf facing a team as talented as Indiana in front of its home crowd wasn’t a tall enough order to begin with for UW, the Badgers’ scheduling for this weekend should certainly do the trick.Even excluding the time it will take to cover more than 100 miles of ground, Wisconsin will have to rally this weekend to overcome a less-than-24-hour turnaround time between Friday night’s battle with Purdue and Saturday’s matchup against Indiana.The Hoosiers (12-3, 1-1 Big Ten) kicked off the season with a hot start, rushing ahead to a 9-0 start, but have since fell into somewhat of a rough patch after losing three of their last six games.Look for Wisconsin veteran players such as senior setter Lauren Carlini and junior outside hitter Kelli Bates to be more aggressive out of the gate and take an early command to crush the will of a Indiana team looking for its first marquee win of the season. With the No. 3 Badgers rolling into town on such short rest,  Saturday could be a golden opportunity for the Hoosiers to do so.last_img read more

Ighalo Launches Orphanage Foundation Dec. 16

first_imgAs part of efforts at giving back to the society that made him, Super Eagles striker, Odion Ighalo will on December I6, officially launch his pet project- Ighalo Ophanage Foundation, in Ajah.The Changchun Yatai striker disclosed this at a media briefing on Tuesday at Jonaith Hotel, that it had always been his dream to give back to the society considering his tough background.“Life was tough growing up in Ajegunle and I vowed that if I eventually had a breakthrough, I’ll give back to the society that made me, hence, the Ighalo Orhanage Foundation,” he said.The former Watford of England striker, however admitted that when the idea of the foundation first came to him, he didn’t really know how to go about it. “When the idea first came into my mind, I really didn’t know how to go about it, but I wanted people to know that something can come out of nothing,” Ighalo said.He disclosed that the orphanage home would be launched on December 16, just as he said a lot of people had called him to disclose their intention to support the project. Plans have be put in place to admit children between the ages of zero to one into the home and take care of them till when they are 18 years, hoping that others can take over their upbringing from there.Unsurprisingly, sports would play a big role in the home. “Without football, I’ll not be where I am today. Coaches would be drafted to the home to teach the kids the basics and technics of playing football,” Ighalo said.On hand to lend him support are former Nigerian internationals including Peter Rufai, Samson Siasia, Austine Eguavoen, Waidi Akani and Anne Chiejine, whom all promised to support Ighalo’s pet project.“Ighalo has done very well for himself. The best thing in life is to give back to the society. In this part of the world we always want to take without given back,” Siasia said.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more