Ipswich home with plenty of room to put in a pool on the market

first_img6 High Peak Cres, Springfield.The inside of the home has had a fresh coat of paint.Mr Coupland said the four-bedrooms have walk-in robes and airconditioning.The master bedroom has an ensuite and walk-in robe.With two rainwater tanks already on the sprawling block of land, Mr Coupland said there was always the opportunity for the new homeowner to put in a swimming pool. The current owners of this home at 6 High Peak Cres, Springfield are ready to downsize.They have owned the four-bedroom, two-bathroom home for 17 years, however, are still looking to stay in the area. 6 High Peak Cres, Springfield. 6 High Peak Cres, Springfield.The large laundry is separate to the double lockup garage and powder room. More from newsDigital inspection tool proves a property boon for REA website3 Apr 2020The Camira homestead where kids roamed free28 May 2019The kitchen is fully equipped and ready for the family chef, Mr Coupland said.Mr Coupland said side access to the 849sq m yard was available via a large electric gate, giving plenty of room for the kids to run around and even kick a ball – just like in the old days. “There is also room there to put in a pool, if you desire,” Mr Coupland said.“There is a large pergola with access to the family room, water tanks and a large garden shed completes the outside.” 6 High Peak Cres, Springfield.First National Springfield selling agent Neil Coupland said it was a rare opportunity to secure a large home on a superb block of land so conveniently close to everything.He said the home was within walking distance to schools, shops and the Springfield train station.The ground floor features a formal lounge, large tiled family area complete with split-system airconditioning, a formal dining or study.last_img read more

Geragos, Prasad win USG presidential race

first_imgStudents elected Mikey Geragos and Vinnie Prasad to serve as Undergraduate Student Government president and vice president, respectively, in the 2012-2013 school year.All smiles · Vinnie Prasad (left) and Mikey Geragos (right) were unofficially named vice president and president of the Undergraduate Student Government. Both Geragos and Prasad have served as USG Senator pro tempore. – Katelynn Whitaker | Daily TrojanGeragos, USG director of university affairs, and Prasad, USG Senator pro tempore, received 2,376 votes, winning by a nearly seven-point margin. The presidential ticket of Jared Ginsburg, USG director of campus affairs, and Samantha Coxe, a Greek senator, placed second with 1,992 votes. The ticket of Theo Offei and Julia Riley garnered 960 votes.Geragos said he plans to work with current USG President Monish Tyagi and USG Vice President Logan Lachman to ensure a smooth transition between administrations. Elected USG officers will be sworn in early April.“I’m going to take tonight off,” Geragos said. “But after that I’m going to sit down with Monish and start going over all of the transition things we need to hit. I feel like it’s really important I get up to speed on everything so we can hit the ground running.”Geragos said one priority for his administration is improving on-campus dining.“That’s been a big thing,” Geragos said. “I got a lot of responses for that [during the campaign] from students who wanted it to get fixed, so I’ll definitely be focusing on that.”Tyagi said Geragos and Prasad’s USG experience will allow them to work effectively in their new positions.“They both have a lot of experience in USG,” Tyagi said. “That’s going to bode really well for them going into next year.”Tyagi said the winners should channel their energy from the campaign into their new positions in USG.“It’s a lot of work ahead of them,” Tyagi said. “It might feel like this is the end, but it is just the beginning of a very memorable year. But I know if they approach this next year with the same amount of dedication as they approached this campaign, they will keep moving USC forward.”USG co-directors of elections and recruitment Elise Fabbro and Kelly Hann announced the results of the presidential and senatorial races during a USG Senate meeting in the Ronald Tutor Campus Center. More than 75 students attended the meeting in anticipation of the results.Students cast 5,546 ballots in the election, nearly a 200-ballot drop from last year’s contest, in which 5,741 students participated. Hahn attributed this decrease to the intermittent rain last week.“Rain definitely influenced it,” Hahn said. “But we are happy with the turnouts.”USG also announced the election of 12 Senate positions. No incumbents ran for re-election.Sophomores Ryan Park, Matthew Arkfeld and Alexander Cascante were elected to serve as Greek senators.Park said, as a senator, he plans to focus on creating an online calendar of Greek activities and on repairing the sidewalks on The Row.The six winners of the residential senator election were junior Josh DeMilta, sophomore Maheen Sahoo and freshmen Jasmine McAllister, Emma Katz, Sona Shah and Sarah Loh.“Our plans are to improve campus sustainability, the dining halls as well as housing facilities,” said Shah, who ran on a slate with Loh.Juniors Adam Prohoroff, Vicken Antounian and Ani Tatintsyan were elected to serve as commuter senators. Follow USG beat writer Daniel Rothberg on Twitter. | For more coverage on the 2012 USG elections, click here.last_img read more

Viterbi develops method to detect breast cancer

first_imgIn conjunction with the Vitebri School of Engineering, Mahta Moghaddam, a professor of electrical engineering, and her research team are working on new imaging and treatment for breast cancer through the use of microwaves.Breast cancer will affect one in eight women, and it is the second leading cause of death in women, according to the National Breast Cancer Foundation’s website. Though risk factors have been identified for breast cancer, researchers are usually unable to pinpoint a single cause of breast cancer.Research Assistant Professor John Stang, technical lead for the project, noted how past research showed opportunities to use microwaves to both treat and detect breast cancer. He has been working on this project for almost four years.“Our research started out of research that was done in the late ‘80s or early ‘90s, showing contrast that existed in the microwave properties of breast cancer,” Stang said.He stressed how breast cancer research is often motivated by emotional intentions.“Everyone has their own personal relationship with breast cancer, so I think that’s also part of the appeal [of the project],” Stang said.Stang explained exactly how this new system is utilizing microwaves.“The system that we are working on now is a combined imagery and therapy system. It is using microwaves, a single modality to do both the image guidance and the therapy,” Stang said.This new system is proving to be a pioneering technology in the breast cancer field.“There currently aren’t any systems like that that are using a single modality to guide the focused heating,” Stang said.The team wants to be able to “cook” the cancerous tissue instead of having to surgically remove it. This will, in turn, reduce the recovery time.“The system started out as independent projects where we were doing microwave imaging,” Stang said. “The idea was to have an alternative to mammograms.”The team was motivated to provide an alternative as current mammograms use ionizing radiation, which their innovative cancer treatment would not.Microwaves are much safer than ionizing radiation, and there would be no pain or discomfort involved with the procedure since the breasts would not need to be flattened as they are in current mammograms. Instead, patients would lie down with their breasts placed in two imaging tunnels.In addition to Viterbi, the researchers will also work with the Keck School of Medicine and Dr. Eugene Chung, an M.D. who focuses more on the medical aspect of the project.Currently, the researchers have created a “laboratory prototype,” but this prototype cannot be used in a clinical setting.“We have explored contracting out a building of something that would be manufactured with a company with medical history,” Stang said. “It is more advantageous to go through a company that has the experience and the track record.”The laboratory is currently in conversation with a company in order to create the prototype.The clinical prototype will have amplifiers that lead to several antennae aimed at various angles. These antennae will allow the device to focus the microwaves on specific parts of the breast tissue, allowing the researchers to cook the cancerous tissues the way that a microwave cooks food.Stang hopes a prototype will be ready for use in a clinical setting in the next few years.last_img read more