Teneriffe house with 270 degree views hits the market

first_imgCheck out the views from the rooftop terrace at 243 Kent St, Teneriffe.THIS house is the perfect mix between classic Queenslander and contemporary living.When Stephen and Nora Atkinson bought the 243 Kent St house at Teneriffe a decade ago, they knew whatever renovations they undertook, they would have to encompass the block’s incredible views. Upstairs is a more contemporary living space.On the middle level there is a shift to modern architecture, and while polished timber floorboards continue through the area, there is a more contemporary vibe, with a pane of glass in the floor to look down to the level below, and a gas fireplace surrounded by a stone feature wall. The front of the house at 243 Kent St, Teneriffe, is modest but charming.“It’s quite an interesting spot,” Mrs Atkinson said.“We loved its aspect.“You get 270 degree views, from the airport control tower to the Story Bridge.”To make the most of the city skyline, they built a rooftop terrace.“You feel like you’re on top of Brisbane when you’re on top of the roof deck,” Mrs Atkinson said. Take a dip on those hot summer days.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 Polished timber floorboards sweep through the kitchen.The house spans across several levels, including the terrace, and the lower level has the elements of a Queenslander, with polished timber floorboards, VJ walls, dado rails, stained glass windows and ornate fretwork. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus16 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market16 hours agoThis level has VJ walls, dado rails and decorative fretwork.Other elements of the renovations included an extension out the back, adding more entertainment areas, and building the property upward. This loft makes for a cool studio space.On this level is also a separate studio space, which follows pitched rooflines.“I practice my yoga or meditation in there, or the kids have music jam sessions up there,” Mrs Atkinson said.“We did have guests occasionally stay in there, it is extremely versatile.”Upstairs is the master suite and the pool.last_img read more

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Sig Ep faces ban for up to five years

first_imgThe National Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity officially banned the Sigma Phi Epsilon California Beta Chapter on Thursday afternoon after reports that the chapter violated the university’s sexual misconduct policies in its house on The Row.The fraternity received an email from the Sigma Phi Epsilon National Board of Directors grand president Bert J. Harris III informing them of the decision. According to the president of Sigma Phi Epsilon California Beta Chapter Peter Hess, the chapter will be allowed to return to The Row after a minimum of five years.Ousted · Fraternities are currently bidding on Sigma Phi Epsilon California Beta Chapter’s house, which is located on 700 West 28th Street. — Lauren Wong | Daily TrojanAccording to the Vice President of Student Affairs Michael Jackson, the suspension of the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity went into effect Jan. 31.“This action was taken based on a review of reports that the university’s sexual misconduct policies had been violated,” Jackson said in a statement to the Daily Trojan. “The university takes any report of sexual misconduct extremely seriously.”The names of the students involved were not released because of privacy laws and both the university and the fraternity chapter refused to comment on the specific nature of the violation.The Student Judicial Affairs and Community Standards committee began the trial against SigEp in November after an individual reported that a crime occurred on Nov. 17 in one of the rooms of the fraternity.Hess said that once notified by SJACS, the fraternity conducted an internal investigation. The investigation resulted in a member being expelled from the house.“We felt like the member was withholding information,” Hess said. “We also expelled the member to show SJACS that we were not trying to hide anything. But they didn’t see it that way.”Hess believes the alleged incident is not a reflection on the fraternity.“What occurred in the room was an isolated incident,” Hess said. “It was the fault of the person in the room and not the chapter as a whole.”The trial against the fraternity has been ongoing since November and the final decision from SJACS came on Thursday. Because the Cal Beta chapter is no longer officially recognized as a student organization, the members of the fraternity are unable to appeal the decision.Hess informed members of the ban through email and in meetings on Thursday.The house on The Row is owned by the national organization. Jackson said in a statement to the Daily Trojan that the fraternity letters on the front of the chapter house will be removed and it will function as a boarding house for the current residents until the end of the academic year.Currently other fraternities on The Row are putting up bids for the house. The highest bidder will receive the rights to move into the house. After the ban, the new group of SigEp members will be able to reenter the house.The decision to ban the fraternity will have effects on the other fraternities and sororities on The Row.“The loss of USC and national recognition means no other recognized fraternities or sororities may socialize or interact with this former USC fraternity,” Jackson said in a statement to the Daily Trojan.last_img read more

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Ireland team for Italy clash is announced

first_imgFormer Lions , Ireland and Leinster hooker Shane Byrne  says the team won’t get caught cold in our first game of the tournament against a tier one nation.There’s one game this evening as New Zealand clash with Georgia in Cardiff. Paul O’Connell captain’s the side and is joined in the second row by Iain Henderson.  The backrow is made up of Jamie Heaslip at No.8, Sean O’Brien at open-side and Peter O’Mahony at blindside.Mike Ross returns to the front row along with Rory Best and Jack McGrath. Conor Murray and Johnny Sexton are paired at half-back with Robbie Henshaw and Keith Earls in the centre.  The back three is made up of Simon Zebo at fullback withTommy Bowe and Dave Kearney filling the wing positions. Among the replacements are Sean Cronin, Cian Healy, Nathan White, Devin Toner,Chris Henry, Eoin Reddan, Ian Madigan and Luke Fitzgerald. Kick of is at 8.last_img read more

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Bombers blast Kings for second-straight blowout victory

first_imgEureka >> For the first half of the game Humboldt B52s starting pitcher and his counterpart, NBO Baseball’s Spencer Swain were embroiled in a classic pitcher’s duel. The second half of the game, however, resembled anything but that.Humboldt, on the backs of Broadman’s second-straight solid start and 13 runs over the last three innings, trounced the NBO Baseball Kings 15-1 on Saturday at Bomber Field in Eureka.Broadman and Swain were stingy early on with neither surrendering a run through the …last_img

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SA, Norway join forces for ‘green’ 2010

first_img21 April 2008The Norwegian government has pledged R1.2-million to help Johannesburg host a “green” 2010 Fifa World Cup.Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg made the announcement on Thursday at the Soccer City stadium, South Africa’s flagship 2010 venue.Stoltenberg said the money would be used to plant trees and consequently counteract carbon emissions in the city. “We are proud to be able to work together with you and make this championship in South Africa as ‘green’ and as environmentally friendly as possible.”The executive director of the City’s 2010 unit, Sibongile Mazibuko, said the World Cup would bring large numbers of visitors to Johannesburg. “An increase in travel – both by air and road – as well as rising levels of consumption will have an impact on Johannesburg’s carbon footprint.“Through innovation and creative planning we can introduce carbon offset measures [like planting trees] to mitigate the impact of the event on our environment,” Mazibuko said. “Norway has been among the global leaders in research in this field, and we welcome its contribution to this initiative.”Carbon offsetNorway’s ambassador to South Africa, Tor Christian Hildan, said his government had also committed R750 000 for a feasibility study of a carbon offsetting programme in partnership with the Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism.The Norwegian embassy had held meetings with the department to explore initiatives to make the World Cup as environmentally friendly as possible.“Our intention is to build partnerships and contribute to the goal of scoring ‘green’ in 2010,” Hildan said. “A decision was taken that the most relevant area of support would be carbon offsetting of the event to ensure that the ‘carbon footprint’ of 2010 is as low as possible.”Hildan added that his government was willing to commit an additional R12-millon to implement measures that would mitigate the carbon footprint of 2010.Also speaking at the announcement, the member of Johannesburg’s mayoral committee for the environment, Prema Naidoo, said that the city was busy planting trees, mainly in previously disadvantaged areas. It was confident it would achieve its target of planting 200 000 trees by 2010.“The city is involved in various ‘greening’ projects, including the rehabilitation of the Kliprivier-Klipspruit catchment area in Soweto,” Naidoo said. “These projects are all about the creation of green ways and open spaces for people’s enjoyment.”On the day, Stoltenberg viewed the construction of the 94 700-seat Soccer City stadium, where he congratulated South Africa and Johannesburg in particular for the progress being made in building an “impressive stadium”.Source: City of Johannesburglast_img read more

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Potts out to fulfill promise to grandfather by joining PBA Draft

first_imgDavon Potts. Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netDeclaring himself for the 2017 PBA Rookie Draft is more than just basketball decision for Davon Potts.He also looks at it as a chance to reconnect with his Filipino roots and get to know his relatives from Rosario, Cavite.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Mbala to miss La Salle’s UAAP Season 80 opener vs FEU Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses Read Next Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes PLAY LIST 01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Potts believes he is a two-way player, someone who is effective on both ends of the floor.“Coach Jamike allowed me to thrive on the offensive part of my game, while coach Boyet exposed me to the defense. Dealing with them in my time with San Beda gave me great upside as I enter the PBA,” he said.With his confidence on a high, all Potts wants is to land on a team where his talents will be maximized.“I’d rather be on a team that needs me than a team that wants me because I want a team that needs me for the services I can give to the team,” he said.Potts feels he would be a good fit to teams like NLEX, Ginebra, Alaska, and TNT“There are teams that need help and I want to be that person who gives that help to the team that picks me.” UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension “This isn’t just about basketball. I think it’s important that I came here,” he said.It’s a facet of Potts’ life that he really put a premium on since arriving to the country coming from the United States two years ago.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“I feel like there’s a lot of Fil-foreigners who come here just to play basketball, but I think that’s not the right way to think. I think you should really know where you came from,” he said.“There’s a lot of Fil-foreigners who don’t take advantage of knowing where they come from and for me, it’s really important to know those things, where and how it all started, and to make sure that basketball is more of a tool to get back to my Buendia family. That was a bigger thing for me.” LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Entering the draft also moves Potts closer to realizing the promise he made to his deceased grandfather years back.“I didn’t know the PBA until I talked to my grandfather. He told me that if I couldn’t make it in the NBA, why not try the PBA. He said [the PBA] is like the NBA of the Philippines and I should look it up,” Potts recalled.“It’s funny because when I was visiting him in San Diego, he told me to at least make him that promise, that, ‘If I can’t make it to the NBA, the NBA D-League, at least, you try.’ I knew I have a family here and he told me to just try. And I tried.”That’s why Potts doesn’t have any doubts when he decided to make the jump to the pros.“I’m very prepared. I think about the promise I had to my grandfather a lot and I really believe that I’m ready. This is the product of years and years or preparation,” the 6-foot-3 swingman said.ADVERTISEMENT WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s weddinglast_img read more

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Canadas bestdocumented UFO sighting still intrigues 50 years on

first_imgHALIFAX – The first frantic callers to reach the RCMP were clear: something had crashed in the waters off Shag Harbour, N.S.It was around 11 p.m. on the night of Oct. 4, 1967. Most witnesses thought it was a doomed aircraft.Among those who saw the string of flashing lights on that clear, moonless night were three RCMP officers, scores of fishermen and airline pilots flying along the province’s rugged southwest coast.But a series of searches turned up nothing. No wreckage. No bodies. No clues as to what really happened that night 50 years ago.A Halifax-area man later uncovered a trove of government and police records that would make the Shag Harbour incident Canada’s best-documented and most intriguing UFO sighting.Hundreds of UFO sightings are reported across Canada every year, but none has the paper trail of Shag Harbour.In a series of RCMP reports and correspondence sent by telex between military officials in Ottawa and Halifax, there are specific references to unidentified flying objects, and no attempts were made to explain away what people were reporting.Chris Styles, the UFO researcher who dug up those documents, remains baffled by the case.“To this day, I don’t know the absolute answer, but we’re still finding things,” says Styles, the author of two books about the Shag Harbour incident.Next week, on the eve of the 50th anniversary, Styles will be the keynote speaker at the start of the three-day Shag Harbour UFO Festival. After 20-plus years of dogged research, he says he has new evidence to share.It points to an explanation that hardly seems possible, unless you have a sense of what Styles has uncovered so far.To be sure, the most compelling evidence comes from eyewitnesses like Laurie Wickens, now a 67-year-old former fisherman.“There was four (lights) in a row, and they were going on and off,” says Wickens, at the time a 17-year-old driving home to Shag Harbour with a friend and three young women. “One would come on, then two, three and four — and they’d all be off for a second and come back on again.”Sure he was about to witness an airline disaster, Wickens found a phone booth and called the local RCMP detachment. Questions were asked about his sobriety. But he wasn’t drunk, and he was sure about what he saw.Several other people called the Mounties that night. They all told same story.Soon afterwards, Wickens was among a dozen or so people gathered at the water’s edge, watching in amazement as a glowing, orange sphere — about the size of a city bus — bobbed on the waves about 300 metres from shore.At 11:20 p.m., it slipped beneath the surface without a sound.Three of those at the wharf were Mounties. One of them called the Rescue Co-ordination Centre in Halifax. A coast guard cutter was immediately dispatched to conduct a search.Before the ship arrived, volunteer searchers aboard two fishing boats soon spotted a long trail of bubbling, yellow foam on the calm waters — but no wreckage.A squad of Royal Canadian Navy divers later failed to turn up any clues after a three-day scan of the harbour floor, according to official military records.To this day, Wickens has no idea what he saw.“All I know is that we saw something, and something came down,” he says, adding that he believes the divers pulled something from the water.“I can’t prove it, but in my opinion they found something.”Wickens, now president of the Shag Harbour UFO Society, will take part in a panel discussion Saturday that is expected to include Ralph Loewinger, one of the pilots aboard Pan Am Flight 160, a Boeing 707 cargo aircraft that was at 33,000 feet that same night.They saw the same row of flashing lights over the Gulf of Maine as they approached to coast of Nova Scotia.Loewinger and the other crew members never reported their sighting. Their story came to light about six years ago when Styles tracked them down.“What sets this story apart is that the impact … was witnessed by several independent and very credible witnesses,” says Brock Zinck, a Nova Scotia seafood buyer and vice-president of the Shag Harbour UFO Society.“Nobody reported a UFO. Everybody reported a plane crash. That gives a boost of credibility to the story.”About 36 hours after the initial sightings, several Defence Department officials signed off on a memo that made it clear authorities had no idea what they were dealing with.“A preliminary investigation has been carried out by the Rescue Co-ordination Centre in Halifax,” the memo says. “It has been determined that this UFO sighting was not caused by a flare, float, aircraft or in fact any known object.”It’s worth noting the search at Shag Harbour was conducted during a highly charged period in Canada’s history.The space race was on and so was the Cold War. Russian submarines were known to frequent the East Coast. And the Americans were testing all manner of devices to spy on their communist foes, including crude spy satellites that ejected film canisters at high altitudes.While the official records provide no explanation for what happened, there are vague clues pointing to another incident about 50 kilometres north, just off the coast of Shelburne.In his 2001 book, “Dark Object,” Styles says he eventually interviewed former military insiders and members of the navy’s Fleet Diving Unit, who told him the orange orb spotted in Shag Harbour had submerged under its own power and travelled to a spot on the seabed off Shelburne.At the time, the area was the location for a top-secret U.S. military base, disguised as an oceanographic institute. The facility used underwater microphones and magnetic detection devices to track enemy submarines, but its true purpose wasn’t revealed until the 1980s.“I interviewed anybody who was still alive,” Styles says. “I tracked them down. I was a bulldog with it back then.”In the book, Styles’ sources talk about a secret flotilla of American and Canadian ships dispatched to the area. There was speculation about Russian submarines and, yes, extraterrestrial visitors. But there is no hard evidence to back their claims.But the clues keep coming.During a recent search of an island off Shag Harbour, Styles says he spotted a military marker that indicated it was placed there by staff from the fake institute in Shelburne, which means the U.S. military snoops had been there at some point.“I’m not here to make believers,” he says. “Some people say I’m a believer, but that’s a bit of an exaggeration. I want the real answers.”Follow @NovaMac on Twitter—On the internet:https://www.facebook.com/shagharbourUFO/About Uslast_img read more

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Tapdance icon Dormeshia SumbryEdwards helps the form swing again

first_imgSumbry-Edwards’s next step was to test out her theory, coaxing her students to try work that wasn’t technically challenging, but was full of that propulsive, rhythmic feel that defines swing. “It was amazing!” she reports. “These amazing technicians were not able to hold down their vocabulary if they were trying to swing.” The dance form, she deduced, had almost fully detached from its roots in the expressive, swinging 1930s. “How do you move forward when you don’t understand what was? There’s the disconnect not only with the rhythm but also the history of the form.” Login/Register With: Twitter Advertisement Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Facebook Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards is one of the U.S.’s most influential tap stars, a master who’s taught classes from Rio to Tokyo. But as she travelled the world watching the next generation of dancers, she started to realize something was missing from all the eye-popping technique she was seeing.“It hit me like a ton of bricks,” the affable hoofer tells the Straight from her home in New Jersey before heading here for the Vancouver International Tap Dance Festival (next Thursday to Sunday [September 1 to 4]). “I appreciate all the artistry that’s happening, but there’s a bit of a disconnect, and I’d say, ‘Wow, they’re doing amazing things, the way they’re using the vocabulary and the body of the dancers.’ But I wasn’t feeling anything. I wasn’t able to connect.“Then I realized: it was a matter of groove, that I know as swing, that was missing.” Advertisementlast_img read more

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Brice Allen honored to be associate head coach of OSU mens track

On Friday, 22 days after being named head coach of Ohio State’s men’s track and field team, Ed Beathea announced his first official hire for his coaching staff. The coach he hired was Brice Allen, who has been selected as the team’s associate head coach and recruiting coordinator. As associate head coach, Allen will lead OSU’s distance runners and serve as the coach for the men’s cross country team. As recruiting coordinator, he will also be responsible for organizing the team’s recruiting efforts. “It’s a privilege to be a member of the athletic department, and most of all to work hand in hand with Coach Beathea,” Allen said. Prior to joining the Buckeyes, Allen’s most recent coaching experience came at the University of Louisville, where he spent seven years. He joined Louisville as assistant coach and recruiting coordinator in 2004, and was promoted to head men’s and women’s cross country coach in 2008, a position he continued to hold through the 2010 season. Prior to his coaching career, Allen had his own experience as a collegiate distance runner, competing in cross country and track at Allegheny College in Pennsylvania. He later worked as an assistant coach at Northern Arizona University prior to joining the Louisville staff. Beathea, whose coaching background is working with sprinters and hurdlers, said it was necessary to hire a coach with experience working with distance runners. “When I was looking for a coach, I think it was understood across the country that what I was looking for was a distance coach to fill the position,” Beathea said. Beathea said the position was not advertised as an associate head coaching position, but he felt Allen deserves that title. “It was advertised as an assistant coach position, but with Brice’s experience and responsibility at Louisville, I thought it appropriate to make him the associate head coach,” Beathea said. Beathea estimated there were between 60 to 90 candidates who applied for the assistant coaching position. Beathea added that he has not yet made any further decisions on who will make up the remainder of his coaching staff. In both of his previous coaching jobs, Allen worked simultaneously with both male and female athletes. He said he is looking forward to the opportunity to focus his attention on coaching only one gender. “I’m anxious to focus on one gender, and I think that’s going to be a completely different dynamic,” Allen said. “I was balancing 20-25 athletes at Louisville with the co-gendered program, and to focus just on the men’s program is certainly going to be a different dynamic.” Allen listed “intensity, a commitment to be competitive and a sense of urgency” as three fundamental traits he says he will bring to OSU. Allen said his expectations, both for the upcoming season and going forward, are in line with Beathea’s. “We want to be a conference contender, a regional power and a national representative year in and year out,” Allen said. Allen also discussed the team’s recruiting strategy for the upcoming season. “We’re going to focus on Ohio, and we’re going to recruit Ohio very hard,” Allen said. “Then we’re going to recruit the peripherary (sic) states and peripherary regions, so we’re going to work from the inside out.” Wanting to get off on the right foot with OSU fans, Allen was cautious about naming any other specific states that the staff would focus their recruiting efforts toward. “I understand that in Ohio, we want to talk about Ohio and Ohio only,” Allen said. “There’s a very good state very close to us, but we’re going to focus on Ohio first.” read more

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