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

Bernice Dunbar

first_imgBernice Dunbar, age 92, formerly of Osgood passed away Friday December 21, 2018 at Crystal Rehabilitation & Health Care Center in Greenwood, MS. Bernice was born on April 6, 1926, the daughter of the late Wiley and Ethel (Coldiron) Spurlock. She was preceded in death by her loving husband John Bert Dunbar, on February 2, 1989. Bernice grew up along with her brothers and sisters in Kentucky and Indiana. She had owned and operated Dunbar Beauty Shop in Osgood, IN for many years and then worked at the US Shoe factory in Osgood, IN. She had previously attended the Osgood United Methodist Church and then later became a member of the New Testament Christian Church of Osgood.Bernice was the true meaning of a lady. She had a stubborn side and was not afraid to voice it. Bernice loved to travel and spend time with her friends and family. She was and will continue to be an inspiration to everyone that was blessed enough to know her.Surviving relatives include, 2 sons; Bruce Dunbar (Anne) of Carrollton, MS and Donald Hinkle of Edgefield, SC. Granddaughters surviving are, Anna (Wayne) Winters of Spring Hill, TN, Jennifer Lewis, Edgefield, SC and Lisa (BJ) Creswell of Gautier, MS. One grandson Dustin (Emily) Dunbar of Spring Hill, TN; 10 great grandchildren and 3 great-great- grandchildren. Sisters surviving are Ruby Hinkle Mathis and Alpha Adams-Fabbri.She was preceded in death by grandson John Benjamin Dunbar, brothers; Fred, Taylor and Phillip Spurlock and sister Hazel Spier.Services will be all in one day, Friday, December 28, 2018 at Neal’s Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 11:00 am until 1:00 pm at which time the funeral will begin. Burial will be at Holton Cemetery in Holton, IN. Memorials may be given to the American Cancer Association.www.nealsfuneralhome.netlast_img read more

Sevilla re-sign Rakitic on four-year deal

first_imgRelatedPosts Bayern Munich fans undergo Super Cup coronavirus tests Suarez agrees Atletico terms Messi becomes football’s second billionaire + Top 10 Barcelona have announced the departure of midfielder Ivan Rakitic to former club Sevilla for just £1.3 million.The 32-year-old had been earmarked as a player that could be moved on this summer in the wake of the club’s 8-2 mauling by Bayern Munich in the Champions League quarter-finals, with the club planning an overhaul by selling several first team stars. Rakitic has signed a four-year deal with the Andalusian side, who he left to join Barca for £18 million in 2014.The deal could rise to £8 million with bonuses.In a statement, Barcelona thanked him for his efforts during his six years at the club and praised his achievements – announcing a farewell ceremony for him this week.The statement said: “FC Barcelona publicly expresses its gratitude to Rakitic for his commitment and dedication and wishes him good luck and success in the future.“Versatile, hard-working and with a good vision of the game, he ends his career as a Barca player with 310 games, in which he has made 40 assists and 36 goals. This Wednesday, September 2, starting at 11am, the farewell ceremony and subsequent telematic press conference of the player will take place.” Posting the news on their official Twitter page, Sevilla wrote: “@IvanRakitic returns home, he is a #SevillaFC player once again! Welcome back, Ivan!”Rakitic played 310 times for the Spanish giants, scoring 36 goals and winning nine major trophies – including four LaLiga titles and the Champions League.Tags: BarcelonaRakiticSEVILLAlast_img read more

Holloway reveals late Zaha bid

first_img Press Association “All I can talk about is how I felt when certain things were out there – that he didn’t care, he wasn’t putting it in and his heart wasn’t with us when we were having a dodgy spell. “It just wasn’t true. He couldn’t help us more if he tried – he was trying too hard. Nothing pleased me more in the final that he won a penalty and we scored. “Against Brighton away he got two – fantastic. What more would that boy need to do for Crystal Palace if he isn’t a legend already?” Holloway was full of praise for Zaha, whose legacy he believes “will be very, very difficult for anyone to emulate”. The Palace boss also thinks you would be hard pushed to find a better place for the winger to take his talent to the next level. “They produce and nurture talent,” Holloway said. “I remember Cristiano Ronaldo a few years ago doing 15million step-overs and getting nowhere. And now look what he does. “Who has helped? I would suggest it is Man United and the attitude of the club. I am delighted for him. “He will have to learn about being a big club and what that means but I am so proud of that boy, I can’t tell you.” The 20-year-old is now at Old Trafford full-time but is unlikely to feature when the sides meet on Saturday given he has yet to make his Premier League debut for David Moyes’ side. Holloway is not surprised by the fact Sir Alex Ferguson’s successor has not yet played him and is part of the reason why he tried to bring him back on loan. When asked the last time he tried to re-sign Zaha, Holloway said: “The day the window shut. Just in case. “I think out of respect to them I knew damn well they wouldn’t do it. What would that look like? And there will be enough competitions to give him some games. “I have been continually asking because the person who brought him isn’t there anymore. “I think from Wilf’s point of view it would be much easier for Sir Alex to play him. “David has just gone in and sometimes with Wilf it is a risk as he doesn’t always track back. “But I think his career at Man United will be a success because of the boy that he is. David will select him at the right time, which is completely right. Crystal Palace manager Ian Holloway tried to bring Wilfried Zaha back from Manchester United up until the very last moment of the transfer window. A graduate of the south Londoners’ academy, the winger joined Manchester United in January for a reported £15million. Despite the move, Zaha returned to Palace on loan for the remainder of the season and furthered his fans’ favourite status by helping propel the club back to the Premier League. last_img read more

Kiss: We face a challenge

first_img Brian O’Driscoll sat out part of Ireland’s team run at the Aviva Stadium in their final session before Saturday’s opening autumn international against Samoa. Specialist defensive coach Kiss confirmed O’Driscoll is fully fit to start though, and only sat out as part of a workload agreed with head coach Joe Schmidt. Cian Healy, new full-time captain Paul O’Connell and muscular flanker Sean O’Brien all lie in wait on Ireland’s bench to be unleashed in the second half against the Pacific Islands nation. Experienced 50-cap scrum-half Eoin Reddan and accomplished Leinster out-half Ian Madigan are also named among the replacements. New boss Schmidt is renowned for stacking his benches to unleash a bevy of second-half talent and change the complexion of a match if required. Kiss admitted the new Ireland chief will transfer that Leinster tactic to the national job – but said those assets will be useless without big impact from the starting XV. He explained: “You can look at that bench and say there’s a fair bit of strike power there. But that’s for later in the game. “We’ve got to make sure we start the game well and put ourselves in a strong position. “If we don’t do that then the bench won’t be important and won’t be able to make any impact at all. “They are a lethal unit if they get going, so we’ve been making sure our guys have their heads in the right place for this game. “When you haven’t got the ball against this team, the minute you switch off or decide to take a rest, you’ll be found out in one aspect or another. “They’ve got some big powerful forwards who can go through the middle, or work around the edges of the ruck. “Tusi Pisi is a real handful at fly-half if you give him space to work, and Johnny Leota and Pisi have built a great combination in midfield there. “Their running lines and the way they can carry and damage a defensive line are things we need to be aware of, and they have a lot of speed. “But they don’t mind kicking the ball either, in varying situations, to challenge your back field. “It really is a challenge across the park, so defensively we’ve got to have our hats on. “They can hurt you at any time, and it really is a challenge against this side. “I think in the last five Tests they have averaged three tries a Test, and that’s against good teams, beating Wales amongst that, beating Scotland and Italy. “So they will be very confident about where they are.” Ireland’s replacements bench heavy artillery will be useless unless the starting line-out subdue potent Samoa, warns assistant coach Les Kiss. Press Associationlast_img read more

PCL 4-Day Tournament…. Chanderpaul comes to Jaguars rescue again

first_img– veteran left-hander crafts even 100 on first dayAT age 42, veteran batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul drew on every ounce of his experience and defied a strong Barbados Pride bowling attack with a tenacious, even hundred to lead the Guyana Jaguars to 311 all out on the first day of the Day/Night fourth-round Regional Four-Day Championship fixture, at the Guyana National Stadium.Watched by a handful of spectators, the obdurate left-hander frustrated the visitors with his awkward, crab-like stance and intense concentration to complete his 72nd first-class 100, an innings which showed him to be in a different class from his team-mates.It all stemmed from Leon Johnson winning the toss, and opting to bat. The hosts omitted Tagenarine Chanderpaul and Eon Hooper from their 13, but after ending the first session on 99-3, Chanderpaul was his usual resourceful self, and took complete control after five wickets had tumbled around him.Ably supported by Raymond Reifer and Gudakesh Motie, at the back end of the innings, it was once again left for the West Indies most capped Test player to rescue the Jaguars.Chanderpaul added 85 for the sixth-wicket with Reifer, and 70 for the ninth-wicket with Motie, but when he was bowled by Kemar Roach just before the close, he had struck 13 fours from 141 balls in just over four hours of batting.Earlier, when play began in bright sunshine, both openers, Rajendra Chandrika and Shimron Hetmyer got off the mark with classy boundaries off Justin Greaves, and despite being somewhat scratchy and nervous for the first half hour of play, the left and right-hand combination slowly thwarted the Barbadians for over an hour on a pitch that appeared even-paced.The Barbadian fast bowlers bent their backs, but lacked a cutting edge at the start, allowing the Guyanese to build a 49-run opening stand.The 19-year-old, Hetmyer was the more aggressive, unleashing several stylish shots, including sixes off pacer Kemar Roach and the off-spinner Royston Chase.Chandrika, the discarded West Indies Test opener was then bowled between bat and pad by a delivery from Chase (2-72) for 11. The Guyanese captain Leon Johnson, got off the mark with a trade mark cover boundary, but it quickly became 61-2, when he offered no shot, and was trapped leg before to Chase.Hetmyer, the former West Indies youth captain continued to show zero discomfort, especially against the spinners, and reached his half-century, with his sixth boundary off just 55 balls in company of Vishaul Singh.However, the visitors snatched a wicket on the break of dinner, through Hetmyer’s impatience and poor shot selection.Having done the hard work, the Berbician threw his wicket away when he mistimed a pull off Jonathan Carter (2-50), and was taken at the deep square leg boundary. His innings of 60, lasted for 120 minutes off 77 balls, with seven fours and three sixes.The Barbadians came back attacking in the second session but Singh and Chanderpaul opted for the patience route.The left-handed pair soldiered on for just over an hour to keep the hosts from further imploding.Both batsmen were in no state to take risks, and kept picking whatever singles or twos were on offer, but the regular bowling changes made by Captain Kraigg Brathwaite, paved the way for two quick wickets.Both Singh (40) and Christopher Barnwell (4), who selection to the team remains questionable, and who continued to looked completely out of sorts at the crease, were trapped leg before wicket to medium pacer Kevin Stoute (2-52), leaving the Guyanese at 148-5. Singh batted for 93 minutes, and faced 86 balls, including six hits to the boundary ropes.Raymond Reifer joined Chanderpaul, and together took the Guyanese to 194-5 at the end of the session.The 42-year-old ex-West Indies captain occasionally came out of his shell with crisp attacking strokes. He stroked Stoute for consecutive boundaries, the first a pleasant cut behind point and then a sweetly timed shot off his hips.He reached his 136th first-class 50 with his eighth boundary off Jonathan Carter, and looked in complete control of proceedings before Reifer (35), who was batting with commendable restraint gave Stoute an easy catch at mid-on off Carter for 35.Roach (3-47) had Anthony Bramble caught at backward point for one, before Veerasammy Permaul became Roach’s second victim when he offered Shai Hope a diving catch at point, 234-8.Motie joined Chanderpaul, and provided clever support to frustrate the visitors. Chanderpaul got to his 100 with a single to short mid-wicket off Roach.Motie was left unbeaten on 36 when left-arm spinner Jomal Warrican removed Keon Joseph for two.Play resumes today from 15:00hrs, and admission to the venue is free.GUYANA JAGUARS 1st inningsR Chandrika b Chase 11S Hetmyer c Warrican b Carter 60L Johnson lbw b Chase 4V Singh lbw b Stoute 40S Chanderpaul b Roach 100C Barnwell lbw Stoute 4R Reifer c Stoute b Carter 35A Bramble c Brooks b Roach 1V Permaul c hope b Roach 0G Motie not out 36K Joseph lbw b Warrican 2Extras: (nb-16, lb-2) 18Total: (all out; 88.2 overs) 311Fall of Wickets: 1-41, 2-61, 3-99, 4-138, 5-148, 6-233, 7-234, 8-234, 9-304, 10-311Bowlers: K. Roach 16-2-47-3, J. Greaves 12-3-42-0, K. Stoute 16-3-52-2, R. Chase 18-4-74-2, K. Brattwaite 4-0-14-0, J. Carter 11-0-50-2, J. Warrician 11.2-4-30-1last_img read more

SC St. seeks revenge on Morgan State

first_img February 16, 2020 SAVVY SENIORS: Morgan State’s Stanley Davis, Troy Baxter and David Syfax Jr. have collectively accounted for 45 percent of all Bears points this season, although the trio’s production has fallen to 28 percent over the last five games.STEPPING IT UP: The Bulldogs have scored 74.3 points per game against MEAC opponents so far, an improvement from the 63.5 per game they recorded against non-conference opponents.SPARKING THE OFFENSE: Rayshawn Neal has been directly responsible for 41 percent of all South Carolina State field goals over the last three games. The junior guard has 20 field goals and 14 assists in those games.ACCOUNTING FOR ASSISTS: The Bears have recently gotten baskets via assists more often than the Bulldogs. South Carolina State has 32 assists on 83 field goals (38.6 percent) across its previous three games while Morgan State has assists on 29 of 57 field goals (50.9 percent) during its past three games.DID YOU KNOW: Morgan State is ranked first among MEAC teams with an offensive rebound percentage of 34.2 percent. The Bears have averaged 12.6 offensive boards per game. SC St. seeks revenge on Morgan State Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditMorgan State (13-14, 7-5) vs. South Carolina State (11-12, 6-5)Smith-Hammond-Middleton Center, Orangeburg, South Carolina; Monday, 7:30 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: Morgan State goes for the season sweep over South Carolina State after winning the previous matchup in Baltimore. The teams last met on Jan. 6, when the Bears outshot South Carolina State from the field 45.8 percent to 36.7 percent and had five fewer turnovers en route to the 77-63 victory.center_img Associated Press ___For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.comlast_img read more

Johnson picks Bolt over Lewis ‘hands down’

first_imgAMERICAN sprint legend Michael Johnson claims Usain Bolt ranks easily above compatriot Carl Lewis when it comes to consideration for the greatest track athlete of all time.The two fierce rivals from different generations have on occasion engaged in a war of words in the last few years and a quick glance at their achievements shows the former athletes have posted similar stats throughout their careers.The versatile Lewis, who also took part in the long jump, earned a total of 9 Olympic and 8 World Championship gold medals. Bolt, who still hold the remarkable 100m and 200 sprint world records, earned a total of 8 Olympic and 11 World Championship gold medals.Despite similar statistics, Johnson believes it is Bolt who holds the edge having achieved a higher level of consistency throughout his career.“Usain Bolt, that was easy,” Johnson told Indian Today, refuting the suggestion that the choice was a difficult one.“Three Olympics in a row and 100m, 200m and 4x100m relay and world records and every event and World Championships for years; his consistency and longevity hasn’t been matched by anyone,” he added.The two have often been mentioned along with another American star Jessie Owens in the debate surrounding the greatest of all time. Bolt pulled the curtains on a legendary career at the London World Championships this summer. (Sportsmax.com)last_img read more

Syracuse women’s sports garner attention after lacrosse team’s appearance in national title game

first_imgSarah Holden’s game-winning, double-overtime goal in the NCAA tournament semifinal wasn’t just important for the women’s lacrosse team, but for women’s sports at Syracuse as a whole.The Orange ultimately fell to Northwestern in the national championship, but the reaction to the game from the SU fan base alone was proof of just how far this team had taken women’s sports at Syracuse.“It really puts a spotlight on women’s sports right now at the school,” SU attack Michelle Tumolo said.The Orange has never won a national championship in a women’s sport, but Syracuse got as close as it ever had last season. After capping an incredible seven-goal comeback in the semifinal, the Orange captured the attention of Syracuse fans.During the 8-6 loss to the Wildcats, hordes of SU fans took to Twitter to complain about NU’s stall tactics — something that would have been unheard of for a women’s sport before the national-championship run.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“It put us on the map,” Syracuse head coach Gary Gait said. “A lot of people last year really looked at us as, ‘Hey, wow, this women’s lacrosse team is really good and improved.’ The goal is to win and we’re getting close. So I think they recognize that.”But one season of success isn’t enough for the Orange. With pretty much the entire offense returning from last season’s run, SU will likely boast a lofty preseason ranking. But it still needs to prove itself on the field.“The key was to get there, but now I think you need to show that you belong there year in and year out, and I think that makes this year really important to show that we’re not just lucky to get there and we’re not an every-other-year team,” Gait said. “We need to be consistent year in and year out.”But Tumolo doesn’t think all the attention should be reserved for the women’s lacrosse team. Women’s sports at Syracuse are playing at an all-time high level, and people are starting to take notice.“It’s not just us that’s doing well; field hockey’s No. 1 right now, so we’re doing good,” Tumolo said. “It’s not just us — women’s lacrosse — that are making a name for ourselves; I think a lot of the women’s sports here are. Maybe we’ll get more recognition and respect.”Fellow attack Alyssa Murray said the success last season already has proven that the team is on the same level as some of the men’s teams. The reception players got in Syracuse after the season was proof of that.But she’s not satisfied with that. The only way to top last season is to win a national championship, she said.“After the final four, we were packing up our apartments and our houses and stuff and people would come up to us and say, ‘Hey, that was a great season,’” Murray said. “So everyone knows what’s going on and that we’re on the brink of something really special. So it’s really exciting to be a part of.” Comments Published on October 3, 2012 at 2:03 am Contact David: dbwilson@syr.edu | @DBWilson2 Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Related Stories Recognition, significance of 1995 Title IX lawsuit filed by eight women against SU forgotten over timeCulture of resistance: Early women’s teams at Syracuse struggled in fight for equalityA lasting effect: Title IX opens career opportunities in sports for women in last 40 yearslast_img read more

Jose Vargas talks about immigration

first_imgPulitzer-prize winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas spoke Wednesday night about the importance of broadening their definition of Americans to include immigrants and the need for immigration reform.Dream on · Pulitzer-prize winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas speaks to students Wednesday night in the Ronald Tutor Campus Center. – Priyanka Patel | Daily Trojan Some students like Kevin Tsukii, a freshman majoring in print and digital journalism, found Vargas’ speech both educational and inspiring.“I went in to it with this idea that, first, I didn’t know he was Filipino, I didn’t know he was gay, I didn’t know a lot of things about him,” Tsukii said. “I just knew that he came out as undocumented. I’m really glad I came and I’m really glad he’s here.”Yvette Chua, a freshman majoring in international relations, praised Vargas for giving a voice to an underrepresented community.“I thought it was really inspiring for an undocumented person to come out like that,” Chua said. “I think he’s just a public figure that the undocumented community needs because he gives the undocumented community a voice.” The event, sponsored by USC Spectrum and Undergraduate Student Government’s Program Board, had the support of Asian Pacific American Student Assembly, Queer & Ally Student Assembly and the Speakers Committee.Vargas, who won a Pulitzer Prize for his team’s coverage of the Virginia Tech shootings, is especially known for “coming out” as an undocumented immigrant in an article he wrote for the New York Times Magazine. Since then, he founded DefineAmerican, a campaign that discusses America’s immigration system.“Immigration is more complicated than legal versus illegal,” Vargas said. “It’s not black and white. It’s living in limbo and living in a gray area, making difficult, sometimes impossible, choices.”Vargas, who used the event to tell his story as an undocumented American and a gay man, encouraged students to speak out for reform in America because there is currently no line for immigrants to become legal citizens.“Every 30 seconds, a Latino in America turns 18 years old and becomes an eligible voter — every 30 seconds. In 21st-century American politics, diversity is destiny,” Vargas said of the future of minorities and immigrants in America, which he compared to the civil rights movement of the 1960s.Vargas said students can take a small step toward progressively is changing their terminology.“To me, ‘illegal’ is such a slur,” Vargas said, “I already believed that, and then I went to the South, … where they have this crazy fear of something they can’t even tell you what it’s about.”Director of USC Spectrum Dane Martens thought it was important to bring Vargas because of the relevance of immigration today.“Immigration is something that’s on the top of everyone’s list nationally speaking and I think very much locally as well,” Martens said. “I think it’s going to speak to a lot of issues we’re trying to deal with in this country right now.”Executive Director of Program Board Juan Espinoza agreed with Martens.“It’s a pivotal time with immigration policy,” Espinoza said. “It’s something that Obama’s announced that he’s definitely put at the front of issues to deal with.”last_img read more