This house is all business at the front and party at the back

first_imgThe kitchen is to the left and the master suite to the right.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:51Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:51 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD576p576p432p432p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenStarting your hunt for a dream home00:51 The outdoor living area can get a breeze from east to west.Mr Olds said the deck could also be opened completely to allow breezes from east to west.At the very tip of the extension is the master suite, which allows for privacy from the rest of the family.Mr Olds said he found himself often gravitating towards the deck.“The deck has some step down platform sections and we found ourselves sitting on that lower section and having a beer.” More than 90 per cent of the original house has been retained.Mr Olds, a builder by trade, designed and constructed the addition, as well as restoring the original part of the property.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus13 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market13 hours ago“We really didn’t want (the extension) to be visual from the front because it is just a nice little home,” Mrs Olds said.“We didn’t want a big, looming extension from the front, we just wanted it to be tucked away.” The couple moved the kitchen to a new area of the house.So while more than 90 per cent of the original house was retained, two rectangular structures were added out the back.“Our main goal was to be connected with the elements,” Mr Olds said. “In winter, the extension is bathed in the sun … and travels around during the day, warming up the whole house. In summer, when the sun rises, the louvres act as ventilation and the 3.2m ceilings allow the house to cool.”center_img The house has an ultra-modern extension on the back.Michael and Cath Olds bought the house at 15 Ontario St, Holland Park West, more than six years ago, and lived in it for some time before undertaking any work.“We lived there for three-and-a-half years, just becoming familiar with the property so we could understand the house and exactly what was needed to achieve the right lifestyle,” Mr Olds said. The house at 15 Ontario St, Holland Park West, has a quaint facade.FROM the front of this house it simply looks like a quaint character residence.But off the rear is a custom-made modern extension, designed not only as extra space for family living, but to make the most of Queensland’s wonderful weather.last_img read more

‘Oplan Disiplina’ lessens road mishaps Antique town

first_imgSAN JOSE, Antique – The intensifiedimplementation of municipal traffic ordinance and Republic Act 4136, or theLand Transportation and Traffic Code resulted to lesser road accidents andtraffic violators which also improved discipline among drivers in thismunicipality, Lieutenant Colonel Mark Anthony Darroca said.  Darroca, chief of San Jose police station,added that the number of road mishaps from 82 in January to September 2018 wasreduced to 19 of the same months this year. “We willenforce the law without fear or favor. The law applies to all, including us,the law enforcers.” Darroca said.       “Bring your license, registration, helmet, andcomplete and functional accessories. Modified mufflers are not allowed. Obeytraffic signs and warnings. Read signs before parking. National Highway is NoParking Zone.” Darroca said.  From July to Sept. 23 this year, the “OpanDisplina” impounded a total of 1,048 vehicles including 993 motorcycles; 47tricycles; six Sedan/SUVs; and two trucks. center_img Darroca also urged the public to obey the lawand report violators to the police. The operation also led to the confiscation ofaround 2, 511 driver’s licenses from motorcycles (1,830), tricycles (515),Sedan/SUVs (158), and trucks (8). “Please cooperate in our anti-criminalityprograms and activities and we will have a peaceful and secured San Jose thatis a better place to live, work and invest. God bless us all,” added Darroca./PNlast_img read more

Dripps outruns Smith at BVR

first_imgBy Steve ZwemkeALTA, Iowa (June 24) – Corey Dripps returned to Buena Vista Raceway Wednesday night and en­joyed a much more successful outing.  Dripps showed up incognito with a small, enclosed trailer as opposed to the super-sized tow rig that adorned the infield a week earlier.He started on the front row and led all 15 laps of the Mark Hansen’s Rex Chevrolet IMCA Modi­fied feature although Dustin Smith gave him a good run for his money.  Smith trailed by not more than a couple of car lengths for most of the race as he and Dripps checked out on the rest of the field.All three of the Stock Car racing Smiths led portions of the 15-lap North Central Line Service IMCA Stock Car main event. Donavon Smith led the first four laps until Devin Smith drove past.  Devin led through lap nine before giving way to David Smith who came from the back row. The win was the third for David Smith, who continues to lead the point standings.The Pizza Ranch of Storm Lake IMCA Northern SportMod feature also had a couple lead changes. John Briggs led the first two laps but faded after Shane Hammen got by. Hammen led through the fourth lap when Tim Rupp got by.  Rupp then had to stand on the gas as Doug Smith closed in over the final laps.  Smith was racing in a ride borrowed from Sioux City driver Kaleb Kennedy.  The win was Rupp’s second.Brandon Nielsen took over the lead on the fifth lap of the Rasmussen Ford IMCA Hobby Stock feature en route to his second win. Merle Bass led the first four laps. Nielsen survived a green, white, checkered finish challenge from Cody Nielsen.The amazing points battle between Cody Nielsen and Justin Nehring continues as Nielsen has a one-point lead. They have remained within a point or tied for five consecutive weeks.Tyler Thompson had a brief battle through the first two turns of the KCHE Radio IMCA Sport Com­pact feature before grabbing the lead and running with it for all 10 laps.  Thompson’s win was his second.last_img read more

Smith in a groove at I-90

first_imgBy Steve ZwemkeHARTFORD, S.D. (July 11) – Colin Smith of Sheldon, Iowa is in his first year of racing IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars but it’s taken him very little time to get comfortable behind the wheel.Smith came up through go-karts before getting involved in micro sprint racing in Iowa. The opportunity to move up another rung came when veteran racer Bill Boles sold his car to the Smiths. Boles has been there all the way to provide advice and encouragement and Smith won his first IMCA RaceSaver feature in just his third start at I-90 Speedway.He has been the points leader for much of the season and, on Saturday, won his second feature in a row and his third overall after leading all 20 laps – just another example of how Smith is finding his groove in the new class.last_img read more

Twin Highbanks Hustle this Thursday, Friday at Marshalltown

first_imgMARSHALLTOWN, Iowa – A pair of $1,000 to win Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifying features for IMCA Modifieds are on Twin Highbanks Hustle cards this Thursday and Friday, April 26 and 27.IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods run for $500 to win, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks for $300 to win both nights. IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, regional and Iowa State points will be given each night with track points at stake as well on Friday.IMCA Late Models vie for a top check of $750, plus IMCA national, state and track points, on Friday.Pit gates open at 5 p.m. and the grandstand opens at 5:30 p.m., with hot laps at 7 p.m. and racing to follow both days.last_img read more

Hearts claim win over Shelbourne

first_img Press Association Defender Alim Ozturk was substituted 26 minutes into his first pre-season game following a minor stomach operation but the club revealed the move was only a precaution because of a tight thigh. Gary Oliver, Sam Nicholson, Jordan McGhee and Juanma Delgado were on target for the Ladbrokes Premiership newcomers. Hearts continued their Irish tour with a 4-2 victory over Shelbourne in Dublin.last_img read more

Duane B. Gray Memorial Golf Tournament to be held Sept. 8

first_imgBLUE HILL — George Stevens Academy will host the sixth annual Duane B. Gray Memorial Golf Tournament next Saturday, Sept. 8, at the Blue Hill Country Club.Parents, students alumni and friends of the school will take to the golf course in pairs of four throughout the day to help raise money for the school’s annual fund and to pay tribute to Duane B. Gray. Gray, GSA’s 1964 class valedictorian, passed away in 2012.To pay tribute to Gray, who worked as a pharmacist in the Blue Hill community for many years, Community Pharmacy will sponsor the event once again this year. Other tournament supporters include hole-in-one sponsors Stanley Scooters and Darling’s, numerous local businesses sponsoring various holes and contributing a variety of prizes and services, loyal golfers, friends of the Gray family and a group of dedicated volunteers.Rob Clapp, Mark Clapp, Homer Lowell and and Ebb Walton won the morning title at year’s tournament with a gross score of 51. John Richardson, David Taylor, Ed Volkwein and Percy Zentz combined for a gross score of 53 to be crowned afternoon champions.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textFor more information about the tournament, visit www.GeorgeStevensAcademy.org.last_img read more

Arjuna Award nomination will motivate to perform better: Harmanpreet

first_imgBENGALURU: Indian men’s hockey team defender Harmanpreet Singh, who has been recommended by Hockey India for the Arjuna Award, has said it is an honour for him and this nomination will motivate him to perform better in the coming years.”I was extremely delighted to hear the news. It’s an honour to be nominated for the Arjuna Award and I am sure the nomination will motivate me to perform even better in the upcoming years,” Harmanpreet said.Women’s team captain Rani has been nominated for the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award while her compatriots Vandana Katariya, Monika and Harmanpreet have been nominated for the Arjuna Award.”All of us have received tremendous support from Hockey India over the years and I was extremely happy to know that Rani has been nominated for the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award and Vandana Katariya and Monika have been nominated for the Arjuna Award. They have put up some brilliant performances in the recent past and I would like to extend my congratulations to them,” he said.The dragflick sensation stepped up his role in the team and shouldered the responsibility of vice-captain with aplomb. As a defender-dragflicker, he was instrumental in the team’s winning performance in the FIH Series Finals in Odisha.At the Tokyo 2020 Olympics Test Event, he captained the team to victory in the absence of Manpreet Singh who was rested for the tournament. Singh was also part of the Indian team that won the Olympic Qualifiers against Russia last year.The 24-year-old said that he has been able to perform for the team only because of the support he has received from his teammates.”I am very happy with the way I have been contributing to the team in the last couple of years. However, I have been able to come up with the goods only because of the way my teammates have supported me. Hockey is a team sport and all of us ensure that we are contributing to the team’s cause in some way or the other. If we score a goal, then it’s not only the goal scorer, who takes the credit, but the entire team is credited for a particular effort,” said the defender.The 24-year-old added that booking a place in the Tokyo Olympic Games was the biggest achievement for the team in 2019.”It was simply amazing to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics in front of our home crowd last year. I will cherish the memory forever. The balance of our side was fantastic and everyone chipped in to make the tournament a memorable one.”Now, we will give everything we can to come up with great results at the Olympics next year. It’s our sole target at the moment and all of us are up for the challenge. Hopefully, we will become a much better side once we play our first match in Tokyo,” said Harmanpreet. IANSAlso watch: Miani D Shira, Cong MLA, Ampati, Meghalaya in an exclusive chat with Oineetom Ojahlast_img read more

Track looking to improve on road

first_imgWith just two weeks until the Big Ten Championships, both the University of Wisconsin men’s and women’s track and field teams will compete this weekend in one of their last major competitions of the indoor season.While the women’s team and most of the men’s team will be heading to Iowa State, a select group of eight distance runners will also be travelling to Washington.Although both teams host a meet next weekend in Madison, the Iowa State and Washington meets are much more meaningful. The format of the Iowa State meet — one that is consistent with the Big Ten Championships — is one reason why it is a key opportunity for the team to compete.“We can take advantage of the fact that this is one of the few preparations for athletes competing over multiple days,” men’s head coach Ed Nuttycomb said. “Preparing for back-to-back days is not easy at this high level.”The athletes see this meet as not only an opportunity for personal training, but also for sizing up the competition.Though the women’s team emphasizes the Big Ten Championships as clearly their most significant meet, women’s head coach Jim Stintzi realizes this weekend’s competitions are important as well.“There are about five to six really fast tracks [in the country], and there are big meets at three of them this weekend,” Stintzi said. “This meet is the biggest and most competitive before Big Tens with teams from all over (the country).”For many of the Badgers, this weekend is an opportunity to achieve marks that could qualify them for the NCAA Indoor Championships Mar. 13-14. Because the indoor season is relatively short, there are only a few chances for atheletes to try and reach NCAA qualifying standards.One of the athletes aiming for a spot in the NCAA field is Nate Larkin in the 60-meter hurdles. He clocked a 7.93 earlier in the season, which puts him only .02 seconds away from an NCAA provisional cut of 7.91. While an automatic cut guarantees you a spot at the championships, a provisional cut is a little different.“[The provisional time] puts you on a nationals list and then from that they pull the top 16,” Larkin said.The distance runners going to Washington are also focused on this goal.“[The meet] has many of the better distance runners in the country,” Nuttycomb said. “It’s the prime opportunity to qualify for (the NCAA Championships) and prepare for the championship part of the season.”On the women’s side, Gwen Jorgensen has an automatic qualifying time in the 3,000 meters while freshmen Dorcas Akinniyi and Jessica Flax have provisional qualifying times in the pentathlon.This doesn’t mean, though, they will necessarily compete in these events before the Big Ten Championships. Instead, this weekend, Stintzi is having Jorgensen run the 5,000 meters, while Akinniyi and Flax will compete in hurdles and long jump. Part of the reason for this is the nature of the events.“[The pentathlon] is too hard on the body,” Stintzi said. “You get a certain number of shots at [a qualifying time], but it is counterproductive if you do it every weekend.”Akinniyi realizes none of the meets mean as much as the Big Ten conference meet, so she is willing to work on whatever the coaches want her to focus on.“The last couple of meets that I didn’t do pentathlons in, [the coaches] put me in long jump and we always do hurdles,” Akinniyi said. “In these meets, we do what we need to work on so it’s basically just another practice, another time to compete — there’s nothing like a race.”Still, the woman’s team points to their performance at the Big Ten Championships as indicative of the success of their season.“It all comes down to Big Tens — you have no record,” Stintzi said. “[At this meet], we want to make progress for each person competing individually and in relays so [we] are on target to be at our peak for Big Tens.”last_img read more

Badgers led by Zastrow’s selflessness

first_imgAfter recording four 20-point outings, Zastrow averages 13.9 ppg.[/media-credit]Modest is an understatement when it comes to describing Lin Zastrow, a senior standout on the Wisconsin women’s basketball team.The Badgers’ second-leading scorer, who averages 13.9 points and 6.6 rebounds per game, is one of the best players on Wisconsin’s squad but is always hesitant to take credit for a great performance. Zastrow has been even better since the start of Big Ten play and has served as the key to the Badgers’ dominating inside presence all year.On a team that is always looking to make the extra pass, the senior forward is the epitome of an unselfish player.“When I score those points, you know you don’t do it at all,” Zastrow said. “It’s coming from a pass, it’s coming off the defense, it’s coming though someone else. You never get somewhere in life without the people around you.”It has been a career year for the Jefferson, Wis. native, who has greatly increased her scoring and is averaging a career-high in rebounds this year. After missing several games early in the season, Zastrow showed just how important she is to the team’s success, as UW went 0-3 in their games without her.The senior forward has been a key to success in Big Ten play, as she has put up at least 20 points four times this year, with all of those impressive performances coming against conference opponents. Although coaches and teammates have seen tremendous potential in Zastrow since she arrived on campus, it took her a couple years to find the confidence to become a star player.“In previous years, I think she thought that her selflessness needed to be giving the ball up,” senior guard Alyssa Karel said. “And I think she’s starting to realize now that the selflessness needs to come in her doing what she needs and can do. And I think she’s really getting that this year, and it’s made a tremendous impact on the team.”Zastrow’s ability to score was on display when she put up 23 points and nine rebounds in a tough overtime loss to Michigan State. Converting on all eight free throws she attempted and even hitting a shot from beyond the arc, Zastrow proved that she can carry the Badgers when necessary.The senior powers UW’s post game and currently leads the Big Ten in field goal percentage, shooting over 55 percent this season. It may not have come as soon as expected, but the Wisconsin coaching staff is still pleased to see Zastrow’s reach her potential as a senior.“I’m extremely proud of what Lin’s done,” assistant coach Ty Margenthaler said. “Every single year stat-wise, and just maturity-wise, she’s grown as a person, and that’s what I love to see. The neat thing to see in Lin this year, knowing thatthis is kind of her team, and she took that roll, and accepted it, and now she’s just blossomed into just one of the best post players in the country.”With a quiet demeanor, the senior is not always the one firing up her teammates during a timeout. Zastrow is an unquestioned leader for the Badgers, but she prefers to let her play do the talking. “She leads by example,” Karel said. “The things she does on the court, just the way she lives off the court … She’s not an outwardly loud person, but it’s easy to follow her just because she is doing the right things and she is getting it done.”Coaches agree that Zastrow is the kind of player every coach dreams of having – one who sets a strong example of how a student-athlete should handle herself both on and off the hardwood. A three-time Academic All-Big Ten winner, Zastrow’s hard work on the court translates well to the classroom.“She’s the same every single day,” Margenthaler said. “She’s not too high or not too low, and I think the team respects that, that she’s always going to bring Lin Zastrow to the table. I think that’s kind of her quieter leaderness – they know that they can always count on her.”Apart from her offensive presence, the senior forward is also a lockdown defender who has shut down some of the best post players in the conference. By limiting the success of stars like Northwestern’s Amy Jaeschke, the coaches strongly believe that Zastrow deserves a spot on the All-Big Ten Defensive team.As Zastrow’s college career comes to a close in the coming weeks, you might expect her to have a long list of goals to establish her legacy in Wisconsin women’s basketball history. But, in typical “Lin” fashion, Zastrow is keeping her goals pretty modest.“As you’re getting closer to the end [of your career] you might think that it would be more of the Big Ten Championship … get in the [NCAA] Tournament. But it starts to change when you get that close, and I guess my goal is to have no regrets as I go through these last couple of weeks … and just have fun with it, because you’re never going to get back.”last_img read more