Long labour of love creates stunning entertainer

first_img138 Mount Ommaney Drive, Jindalee.Paul and Romina Rotheram took 10 years to renovate their Jindalee home, but they enjoyed every minute of it. The kitchen area at 138 Mount Ommaney Drive, Jindalee. 138 Mount Ommaney Drive, Jindalee.Their four-bedroom, four-bathroom home at 138 Mount Ommaney Drive was purchased with the intention of transforming the 1980s build.“It had a lovely feeling when we walked through the door and we knew it was the one,” Ms Rotheram said.“We lived in it for a little while but wanted more light in the property so we called in a designer and architect. My husband built it over a period of time but we only finished in the last 18 months as he was still working.”More from newsDigital inspection tool proves a property boon for REA website3 Apr 2020The Camira homestead where kids roamed free28 May 2019 138 Mount Ommaney Drive, Jindalee.center_img 138 Mount Ommaney Drive, Jindalee.Created to entertain large numbers, the kitchen is one of the more spectacular additions.“We designed it and it ended up in the Queensland Kitchen + Bathroom Design magazine,” Ms Rotheram said. 138 Mount Ommaney Drive, Jindalee.NGU Real Estate sales agent Chris Foenander said the property was an outstanding family home.“It’s been a long journey to build this masterpiece.“It’s one of Jindalee’s most impressive renovations,” Mr Foenander said.The property is on a 607sq m elevated allotment.last_img read more

The Jetsons house of tomorrow, here today

first_imgMore from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus15 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market15 hours agoOne of the most innovative and exciting products ROCKCOTE have been involved with.“As you can see the quality of the products used and the external and internal finishes of the job have been absolutely critical to the success of the final product,” Ms Cameron said.“Rendering took nearly 12 months and Rockcote render was used on all surfaces outside and inside the house with the exception of one timber clad room.“The home’s organic curves required a seamless, continuous render finish.“This is unlike ‘standard’ homes where corners of room provide ‘stop points’ for render to finish.“The incredible architecture and curved surfaces presented major challenges for the renderers which required creative thinking and innovative solutions for application — for instance, renderers used abseiling techniques for application and non-standard tools and trowels to complete the job.” MORE: Rockcote director Chris Cameron said it was one of the most innovative and exciting projects their product had been used on. ‘Dome house’ which is finished with ROCKCOTE render.Welcome to the future.While it may look like something straight from The Jetsons, it’s not an artist’s impression. This house is right here, right now and was doable thanks to a Sunshine Coast-based national company’s product and their highly trained tradespeople. The living, kitchen and barbecue zones are in one pod, the sleeping areas in the other pod and downstairs is an exterior ‘moon’ shower. The incredible architecture and curved surfaces presented major challenges for the renderers which required creative thinking and innovative solutions for applications.GCB Constructions director Trent Clark was tasked with what he said was a “one in a billion” project in late 2016, with construction started in early 2017 with completion in August this year.“The formwork for the off-form concrete structure required GCB to engage specialised Movie World staff to produce a model for the foam egg-shaped formwork to be shotcrete,” Mr Clark said.“Being majority design and construct, this extremely unique and challenging project required an intensive collaboration to rationalise the delivery methodology and buildability due to its ‘out of the box’ vision by our client.”The private residence at 3-5 Tweed Tce, Tweed Heads, which has three-bedrooms, three-bathrooms, is made up of two ‘pods’.center_img ‘Fixer Upper’ brings farmhouse style to 1930-built home Celebrity’s plan to bring design to Australian home >>FOLLOW EMILY BLACK ON FACEBOOK<< The products used included Rockcote’s cement, polymer-modified powder blend render externally, and water-based, acrylic compound render inside.Rockcote, based in Yandina, worked in conjunction with renderers and fully qualified Rockcote master artisans Render X’s Matt Jamieson and Gold Coast Render Technologies’ Chris Porpep.The products used included Rockcote’s cement, polymer-modified powder blend render externally, and water-based, acrylic compound render inside.last_img read more

Faithful urged to attend church without fear

first_img“There are Christians whose age does not limit them from attending a church service, but they choose to believe in what they hear out there instead of believing in the relationship they have with God,” he said.Get breaking news on your Mobile as-it-happens. SMS ‘NEWS’ to 20153 The clergy has called upon Christians to attend church services without fear of contracting CoronaVirus.Speaking on Sunday during a live Holy Mass at the Holy Family Basilica aired on KBC Channel 1, Father Fredrick Chege decried the lack of faith among Christians.Chege said despite the safety measures put in place, most Christians still shy away from places of worship, adding that most churches are barely half full since reopening.Also Read  KUPPET calls on parents to prepare for early reopening While delivering his sermon, the Priest urged Christians to ensure their actions depict faith in God, saying it is the only way to overcome the fear during these trying times.Also Read  COVID-19: Kenya records 98 new cases, 62 recoveries, 2 deaths“If God can protect you from the virus at the workplace, supermarket, and all the places you visit why wouldn’t he protect you at the place of worship?” He posedAdditionally, Chege attributed societal vices such as murder and corruption to evil greedy hearts among people.Also Read  Uhuru calls for rebuilding of the UN to better address emerging challenges“The problems we face such as poverty, anger, corruption, and murder are as a result of people with evil greedy hearts living among us,” he lamentedChege appealed to Christians not to tremble in fear because of COVID-19 but instead have faith in God, for he is the healer of all diseases.last_img read more

Almost there

first_imgThe Trojan Family Room in the Ronald Tutor Campus Center remains empty a little while longer, though the fireplace was tested last week in the first test burning. The building received temporary occupancy on May 13, and will be open to the public in a few weeks. Dieuwertje Kast | Daily Trojanlast_img

Under the Radar at UFC Fortaleza: Livia Renata Souza

first_imgPrior to every event, Under the Radar will cast the spotlight on an up-and-coming talent who shows the potential for growth in their division and isn’t getting enough attention as they head into battle.Name: Livia Renata Souza Record: 12-1 overall; 1-0 UFCDivision: StrawweightTeam: Team Vinicius Maximo / Atos Jiu-JitsuThe fact that Livia Renata Souza is unranked in the strawweight division while fighters like Alexa Grasso, Randa Markos and Mackenzie Dern hold down Top 15 spots is somewhat laughable, but it should change as soon as the 27-year-old Brazilian logs a couple more appearances inside the Octagon.A former titleholder under the Invicta FC banner, Souza made her UFC debut in September, making quick work of TUF 20 alum Alex Chambers to extend her winning streak to three. She backed the Australian up with the first right hand that landed over the top and remained in pursuit from that point forward.Join DAZN and watch more than 100 fight nights a yearAfter connecting with a few more swinging hammers, Souza grabbed a leg and twisted Chambers down to the canvas, where she quickly climbed into mount before attacking a guillotine and securing the tap from top position.While beating Chambers was expected, the performance showcased why Souza is someone everyone should be paying attention to in the strawweight division.Souza is hyper-confident and dangerous in every facet of the game, plus she’s earned some quality victories over tough opposition on her way to the UFC. Where some people will look at her resume, see her split decision title loss to Angela Hill, who has struggled to find consistency in the UFC herself, and minimize her potential, the reality is that Souza’s victories over Ayaka Hamasaki and Janaisa Morandin in 2017 are excellent performances, as were her wins over Katja Kankaanpaa and DeAnna Bennett prior to her bout with Hill.What was most impressive about her victory over Chambers is that Souza looked to have filled out a little and dialed in the offensive weaponry that made her so much fun to watch during her time in Invicta FC. Though she is still ultra-aggressive and throws power every time, there is a little more understanding of how to put everything together. As she continues to mature as a fighter, Souza is only going to become even more dangerous as she already has the aggressiveness, tenacity and well-rounded skill set needed to be a contender in the 115-pound weight class.This weekend’s matchup with Sarah Frota isn’t likely to garner Souza a great deal of attention, as Frota is a promotional newcomer who has fought exclusively in Brazil prior to impressing on last summer’s all-Brazilian edition of the Contender Series in Las Vegas. Even though she’s 9-0 and a definite threat, unheralded newcomers never get the respect they deserve and that often works against their opponents, especially if they win in dominant fashion. That being said, Souza has the personality and talent to make a statement this weekend in Fortaleza and her Invicta FC pedigree, coupled with how wide open things are within the strawweight division should afford her an opportunity to make an expedited push to contention in 2019.There are fighters in the division who are going to get more media attention and carry more buzz — most notably Mackenzie Dern and Maycee Barber — but Souza is already more accomplished than both and should be included in any conversation about fighters with championship potential in the 115-pound weight class.With a victory this weekend, “The Brazilian Gangster” should earn herself a chance to share the cage with a ranked opponent next time out and depending on how things shake out the rest of the year, it wouldn’t be surprising to see Souza entrenched in the Top 10 and potentially in the title conversation by the time the year is out.last_img read more


first_imgNOTES: The winning owners are Iavarone, Arntz or McClanahan, et al.      TIM YAKTEEN, MUCHO UNUSUAL, SECOND: “We’re really proud of her. A nice filly won the race, and you know, that’s horse racing. It would have been nice to end on a great win. The mare has been very good to us. We are looking forward to the next ones coming up.”     JERRY MCLANAHAN, PART OWNER OF LADY PRANCEALOT:  “It’s been an exciting year with this filly.  We couldn’t ask for anymore…To end the year with a Grade I, this is the ultimate.” JOCKEY QUOTES JOE BRAVO, LADY PRANCEALOT, WINNER:” I was just glad to be sitting on Lady Prancealot this afternoon. I take my hat off to Richard and his team. She was so relaxed post break, so turned off and relaxed like she had full control over the whole race. All I had to do was point her to the hole turning for home and she took me through. She made my job easy. If she was a fat horse she would have never made it.“Knowing a horse is always key, and the more information you can have, the better. Last time at Keeneland, she really took the lead too early, so I know the type of horse to point her at. I give Richard all the credit. Before the race I told him, ‘She’s walking over here like a winner.’”(On the traffic down the stretch): “I was kind of following Joel on the 3 (Mucho Unusual). It gave me a nice target to follow. I was planning on going outside of him but when he came out, it kind of made my decision easier, and we pulled through.”TRAINER QUOTES     RICHARD BALTAS, LADY PRANCEALOT, WINNER: “This filly came over here from Europe and the first time she worked she had an issue and we gave her a bunch of time. We thought we bought a bad horse but we didn’t. She has been ultra-consistent. I want to give a hats off to the guys at San Luis Rey Downs, my assistant trainer who has had her there most of the time. “Jersey Joe” rode an awesome race and we are all happy now.” last_img read more