This rundown house at Woodend was recently purchased by Apprenticeships Queensland, and will be given a full reno in the new year. SuppliedA HOUSE described as a “time capsule” will be renovated by school-aged apprentices — the third such project undertaken by Aprenticeships Queensland.The company, which employs apprentices and trainees and provides on-the-job experience, recently bought 10 Williams St East in Woodend, with students to start work on it early next year. And the kitchen after the transformation. The bathroom before … The Hill Street project before the renovation … Even the wash basin remained. Supplied And the pedal-power Singer sewing machine. Supplied.Another renovation project at Herbert St in Sadlier’s Cross is nearing completion. It was bought for $285,000 in 2017, and the young apprentices have been working alongside experienced tradies to completely renovate the 1925-era house.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus16 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market16 hours agoThe first project house — 12 Hill St, North Ipswich — was bought for $275,000 and sold a year later for $447,500, according to property records. The Hill St kitchen before the renovation … And after the renovation.The apprentices and trainees will be a mix of local boys and girls from grades 11 and 12.They will work alongside local tradies, and will learn a wide range of skills.Mr Hilberg said the students would, unlike a lot of trade workers, see the project from start to finish.“They tend to take a lot of pride from the work they do,” he said, noting some would go on to secure long-term apprenticeships. Inside the Woodend house is a treasure trove of old world furniture. Supplied … and after the renovation. But it is inside that the changes are more dramatic.Apprentice Queensland CEO Paul Hilberg said their most recent house acquisition at Woodend offered a snapshot of the past.He said the house was full of old world furniture, and even had original family photographs still on the walls. “There was a pedal-powered Singer sewing machine, the old wash basin at the end of the bed, it was like a treasure trove and many of the students would never have seen some of these items,” he said. “The house, we are told, is about 100-plus years old, and we were also told it had been in the same family that entire time.“When time comes to renovate it, we will want to maintain the heritage of the house and update it.”
The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology Tags:#mobile#news#web What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Related Posts AT&T has just announced its intention to buy T-Mobile USA from parent company Deutsche Telekom in a cash-and-stock transaction valued at approximately $39 billion. Both boards of directors have approved the deal, which would make AT&T the largest wireless company in the United States, assuming the deal passes regulator approval.The acquisition will allow AT&T to improve network quality for both companies’ customers, says AT&T, while also enabling it to expand its 4G/LTE deployment to 95% of the U.S. population.The rollout of LTE enabled by the deal would reach an additional 46.5 million Americans, AT&T reports, including small towns and rural communities. T-Mobile does not have a clear path for rolling out LTE, the wireless firm said. After the acquisition completes, AT&T would be able to deliver LTE to over 294 million people.Randall Stephenson, AT&T Chairman and CEO, notes the importance of this move, explaining that “mobile broadband networks drive economic opportunity everywhere, and they enable the expanding high-tech ecosystem that includes device makers, cloud and content providers, app developers, customers, and more. During the past few years, Americas high-tech industry has delivered innovation at unprecedented speed, and this combination will accelerate its continued growth.”AT&T also pointed out via its press release that the LTE rollout would help achieve the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and President Obamas goals to connect every part of America to the digital age.Business Insider calculated the customer numbers involved in this deal, noting that at the end of 2010, AT&T had 95.5 million wireless subscribers and T-Mobile had 33.7 million subscribers. Their new combined total would be 129.2 million subscribers. In comparison, Verizon Wireless had 94.1 million wireless customers.But the news isn’t all rosy, cautions Forrester research analyst Charles Golvin.AT&T’s acquisition of T-Mobile, if approved, brings good news and bad news. The good news: high-speed mobile broadband service will improve in quality and coverage, including in the long run those in rural communities outside the reach of terrestrial broadband today. The bad news: the cost of that service won’t come down nearly as fast as customers would like, since AT&T and Verizon Wireless combined would own nearly three out of every four wireless subscriptions in the US. While clearly troublesome for Sprint and other mobile smaller mobile competitors, It’s also bad news for cable operators, whose incipient mobility products will suffer in comparison to what AT&T and Verizon can offer.T-Mobile customers, of course, just want to know if this new deal means they can finally get the iPhone, but there’s no word on that just yet. Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement sarah perez
Union Minister and senior BJP leader Nitin Gadkari on Thursday suffered yet another bout of dizziness during a public function in Solapur district.Mr. Gadkari, who is Minister for Road Transport and Highways, was guest of honour on the occasion of the foundation day of the Punyashlok Ahilyadevi Holkar Solapur University.The Minister, who is heavily diabetic and frequently prone to such spells, experienced dizziness towards the end of the hour-long program as he stood up to sing the National Anthem along with other members on the dais, which included State Cooperation Minister Subhash Deshmukh .Mr. Gadkari, who reeled and slumped in his chair, attempted to stand up again till the completion of the Anthem. Following its conclusion, he remained seated in his chair for some time after the event, being tended with medicines and observed by an anxious Mr. Deshmukh as well as Dr. Mrunalini Fadnavis, the Vice-Chancellor of Solapur University along with doctors and members of the Minister’s security detail.According to reports, the Minister experienced the fainting spell following a sudden dip in his sugar level. His condition is stable now.However, he was compelled to cancel further engagements for the day following the advice of his doctors.Mr. Deshmukh said that Mr. Gadkari had headed back to Nagpur after resting for awhile in Solapur city.This is not the first such incident. In December last year, Mr. Gadkari had experienced a similar bout of dizziness during a function in Rahuri in Ahmednagar district.At the time, Mr. Gadkari had fainted and remained slumped on his chair towards the end of the convocation ceremony of the Rahuri Krishi Vidhyapeeth following a sudden dip in his sugar level.Mr. Gadkari, who suffers from diabetic nephropathy, was forced to undergo a gastric bypass surgery in Mumbai in 2011 to combat his weight problem.The BJP leader suffers from Type-2 diabetes, which makes an individual highly susceptible to heart diseases and nerve and kidney damage.