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

Anilao’s No. 6 most wanted person falls

first_imgThe suspect was detained in the lockupcell of the Anilao police station. The 41-year-old Leonardo Democrito wascaught on the strength of an arrest in Barangay Ito Sur, Cabatuan, Iloiloaround 7:15 p.m. on Feb. 19, a police report showed. ILOILO City – He was listed as the No. 6most wanted person in the municipal police station of Anilao, Iloilo. Democrito – resident of BarangayPalaypay, Anilao – was facing rape charges. He had been hiding from the policefor about five years, the report added. No bail bond was recommended for histemporary liberty./PNlast_img read more

Nenagh Celtic hope to topple reigning champions

first_imgKick-off today at the Borrisokane FC Grounds is at 2.30pm and Stephen Gleeson will be at the game for TippFM Sport. Both Nenagh AFC and Nenagh Celtic will battle it out in a play-off for this year’s League crown. Nenagh Town will continue their drive for five before they depart the NTDL when they come up against North Tipp rivals Nenagh Celtic. Celtic’s manager Robbie Ryan says his side will look to topple the reigning champions this afternoon. last_img

Tipp ladies manager vows to tighten up defence

first_imgGerry McGill made the pledge after the Premier County booked their place against Waterford in the Lidl National League Division 3 Final yesterday.Tipp conceded 4-7 in their semi-final win over Wexford.Gerry says his players showed signs of their defensive capabilities in the match.last_img

Kane wants assurances before Premier League returns

first_imgShare on: WhatsApp “About a week ago we started going to the training ground, we were allowed to have one-on-one training with one member of staff on one pitch, self-distancing from everyone,” he said.“We had tests on Monday, all the players and staff had tests, and everyone came back negative, which was great.”Kane said Liverpool’s 25-point lead would make them worthy champions however the 2019/20 campaign ends, with the absence of their fans from the conclusion to the season a necessary evil because of the pandemic.“Liverpool deserve to lift the title and with their fans missing it will be a strange situation. But we’ve not been through a time like this in our lifetimes,” he said.“I guess if we want to finish the season then we are going to have to do that.”Kane also revealed he had been contact with team-mate Dele Alli after the Spurs midfielder was burgled at knifepoint.“I think he’s a little bit angry. He said the most important thing was that he was OK, his family was OK and nobody was hurt. But it’s horrible to hear, especially when it’s someone close to you,” Kane said. London, United Kingdom | AFP | England captain Harry Kane says players are waiting for safety guidance from the Premier League after the government said it was “opening the door” for the return of football next month.Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden said Thursday’s meeting with the Football Association, Premier League and English Football League had “progressed plans for the resumption of the professional game in England”.The Premier League hopes for a return to action on June 12, with matches played behind closed doors.Tottenham striker Kane is willing to take the next step, moving from individual training to small group sessions, but suggested more information was needed.“I don’t think anyone knows the right answer at the moment,” he told ITV’s Good Morning Britain programme.“I think the majority of players are looking forward to playing again as soon as possible but we know we want it to be as safe as possible too.“From what I have heard — obviously I haven’t seen too much of my team-mates — at the moment everyone is OK. We want to see how the Premier League gives us a plan and what that looks like.”Kane confirmed that he, along with the rest of the Spurs squad, had taken initial tests for coronavirus, with no positive results following their return to training.last_img read more

Crosby, Fleury lead Penguins past Sabres 4-1

first_imgby Dan Scifo Associated Press WriterPITTSBURGH (AP) — The past two seasons, the Pittsburgh Penguins have topped the NHL in scoring. They’ve come up short in the playoffs both times, eliminated with a pair of disappointing early exits.The Penguins are playing better defense so far this season, and embattled goalie Marc-Andre Fleury is leading the way.Sidney Crosby and Chuck Kobasew each scored his second goal and Fleury was nearly perfect again, making 20 saves to lead Pittsburgh over the Buffalo Sabres 4-1 on Saturday night.“I like the way our team has played defense,” Penguins coach Dan Bylsma said. “When it has been difficult, there have been breakdowns or chances, (Fleury) has been up to the task and has been really solid.”Fleury has sparkled through two games, turning aside 47 of 48 shots. He earned his 250th career victory and 24th shutout in a 3-0 win Thursday against New Jersey, and nearly wound up with consecutive shutouts.Fleury went 1:15:06 without allowing a goal — the longest shutout streak to begin a season in franchise history — until Thomas Vanek scored at 15:06 of the third period Saturday. It was the seventh straight time Vanek scored against the Penguins.“As a goalie, it’s always something you like to do,” Fleury said of getting a shutout. “I don’t want to be selfish about it. We got a win and that’s all that matters.”Craig Adams also scored his second goal, a late empty-netter, and Chris Kunitz converted a penalty shot to help the Penguins open 2-0 for the third straight season. Pittsburgh defenseman Matt Niskanen added two assists and forward Pascal Dupuis, playing in his 800th game, also had an assist.“I think we’re pretty good as far as our structure defensively,” Crosby said. “That’s usually something that takes a little more time, but I think we’ve looked pretty comfortable with the way we need to play defensively.”Fleury has been the catalyst.He has displayed the confidence and poise unseen last spring when he lost the starting job to Tomas Vokoun after compiling a 3.40 goals-against average during an ugly first-round playoff series against the New York Islanders.Fleury should receive ample opportunity to build his confidence with Vokoun out three to six months due to blood clots in his hips. The defense will be there to help, too.The Penguins were disciplined in front of Fleury, blocking pucks and limiting Buffalo to 14 shots through two periods — including five in the second. Fleury did his part during a late second-period power play, denying Tyler Ennis and Vanek’s rebound in the slot, keeping the Penguins ahead by a pair after two periods.“A lot of the shots he was solid, square, and directed the rebound in the right way,” Bylsma said. “I felt he was really in control of the net tonight even though it was 21 shots.”The Sabres (0-3) are approaching their worst start since opening 0-5 with two ties during the 1999-2000 season.Ryan Miller was brilliant Friday, stopping 45 shots during a 1-0 home loss to Ottawa, but he missed Saturday’s game with a lower body injury. He is expected to return for the Sabres’ home game Tuesday against Tampa Bay.Backup goalie Jhonas Enroth got the call Saturday, making 31 saves. He didn’t get much help from the offensively challenged Sabres, who have two goals in their first three games. Buffalo, also 0 for 13 on the power play, is experiencing growing pains, starting three teenagers and five rookies.“We didn’t generate a lot,” coach Ron Rolston said. “We just have to be a lot simpler than we are right now. We pass up opportunities when we do get them.”For the second straight game, Crosby and Kobasew staked the Penguins to a two-goal lead in the first period.Dupuis sent a spinning backhand pass from the slot to Crosby, who smacked his own rebound past Enroth, extending his point streak to 15 games against the Sabres.Kobasew struck 10 minutes later, deflecting Brandon Sutter’s slap shot from the point under Enroth’s glove.Kunitz put it away midway through the third when he scored on a penalty shot, banking the puck off Enroth’s body and into the net.“I like how our team has played as a group, and we can certainly credit Marc-Andre Fleury with some great saves and great performances,” Bylsma said. “We haven’t given up a lot and that’s been excellent to see out of our team.”NOTES: Penguins All-Star forward James Neal is week-to-week with an upper body injury. … Sabres D Henrik Tallinder, who sustained an upper body injury Friday against Ottawa, will miss about a week. … D Alexander Sulzer, recalled Saturday, was scratched for the Sabres along with John Scott. D Deryk Engelland sat out for the Penguins. … The Penguins conclude a three-game homestand Tuesday against Carolina. Andrew McCutchen, left front row, Garrett Jones, second from right front row, and Tony Sanchez, second from left, back row, watch an NHL hockey game between the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Buffalo Sabres in Pittsburgh on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013. The Pirates face the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 3 of the NL division series on Sunday in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)last_img read more