Unplug and unwind with your own coastal cottage

first_imgThe home at 4 Barton St, 1770, includes a retro pastel kitchen.Marketing agent Tim Lawry, of PRD Nationwide Agnes Waters, said the home at 4 Barton St was on “one of the finest sites” in 1770 and could be restored to be a classic Queensland beach shack. The view from the porch of 62 Rickman Pde, Woorim.Keith Wilkins, of Knobel and Davis Real Estate, said this was a rare opportunity to buy an original Bribie beach cottage. For those interested in a project, there is an original Queenslander on a gently sloping 809sq m block, with ocean and sunset views, in the town of 1770. SWITCH off the smart phone, enjoy the sea breezes and soak in the views from these back-to-basics beach shacks on the market in Queensland. In South Mission Beach, an A-frame timber cottage on an elevated 1,012sq m block with ocean views and sea breezes is for sale for $595,000. The cottage at 9 Mitchell St, South Mission Beach.The tin and timber shack also has a stone fireplace and timber floorboards. In Maroochydore, a colourful 1930s cottage at 78 Picnic Point Esp is across the road from the river and close to beaches. The view from the front porch of 78 Picnic Point Esp, Maroochydore.Marketing agent Damien Said, of Century 21 Duporth Maroochydore, described the property as an “ideal getaway” as well as a blue chip land holding. The coastal shack is going to auction on Thursday, March 7 at 6pm. If you are more into the sound of crashing waves, check out this original beach cottage on Bribie Island. The shack at 4 Barton St, 1770, has plenty of potential. The three-bedroom, one-bathroom home is full of character, including timber floors, VJ walls and a pastel rainbow kitchen. It has an enclosed front veranda looking out to the ocean as well as side and rear decks.center_img Inside the 1930s cottage at 78 Picnic Point Esp, Maroochydore. The riverside cottage at 78 Picnic Point Esp, Maroochydore.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus14 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market14 hours agoThe restored three-bedroom home has an enclosed front deck looking over the river, a sunroom with wet bar, a spacious lounge room and a renovated kitchen. There is semi-outdoor bathroom on the enclosed back deck, and a tandem carport on the 506sq m block. The view from inside 9 Mitchell St, South Mission Beach.Marketing agent Tania Steele, of Tropical Property, said 9 Mitchell St may be basic but the view more than made up for any lack. The home includes an open-plan living and bedroom area, a combined bathroom and laundry, a mezzanine level and a covered deck looking out towards the ocean. The seaside home at 62 Rickman Pde, Woorim.The two-bedroom shack at 62 Rickman Pde, Woorim is on a 647sq m beachfront block with established trees and gardens. The home has an open-plan kitchen and living area, front porch, two bedrooms and a bathroom. last_img read more

Hungry Boy Calls 911 to Request McDonald’s

first_imgA 5-year-old Michigan boy with a craving for fast food and his grandmother already asleep, decided to call for help over the weekend.Rather than calling a delivery service, Iziah Hall called 911 dispatchers, and here is how it went:Dispatcher: “Kent County 911 what’s your emergency?” Iziah: “Can you bring me McDonald’s?” Dispatcher: “I’m sorry what?”Iziah: “Can you bring me McDonald’s?”Dispatcher: “No I can’t bring you McDonald’s.”Sara Kuberski, the dispatcher who answered Iziah’s call, says, “We get a lot of people who are letting their kids play on their cellphones and a lot of them are deactivated and parents don’t realize they can still call 911.”She contacted police officer Dan Patterson, who explains, “I was laughing to myself … 5-year-old calls dispatch and orders McDonald’s.”Patterson went to the home to make sure everything was OK, but made a special stop at the Golden Arches on his way. He adds, “I figured ‘hey I’m driving past McDonald’s on my way there and I might as well get him something.’”The officer delivered the food to the hungry child, and used the visit as a learning opportunity.Kuberski says, “We all thought it was really cool that Officer Patterson went over there with the McDonald’s so it kind of made our night.”last_img read more

Who will be in the backfield with Ball?

first_imgWith Bradie Ewing (34) heading to the NFL, Wisconsin has to figure out who’s going to be in the backfield with Montee Ball in 2012. UW has played around with two-running back sets this spring.[/media-credit]Nobody in his or her right mind would label the Wisconsin football team’s backfield a place of consternation heading into the 2012 season.But the departure of fullback Bradie Ewing has, however, left the backfield somewhat lopsided.For the last two years, Ewing has been the trusty 6-foot, 245-pound hammer clearing the path for three 1,000 yard rushers and a Heisman Trophy finalist.Without Ewing, Wisconsin’s backfield remains stockpiled with talent at running back – with Montee Ball being just the tip of the iceberg – but void of experience at fullback.Despite the reserves of talent at running back, Ball obviously deserves the majority of the carries after a 1,954 yard, 39-touchdown season in 2011. But with holes elsewhere on the offense, it’ll become increasingly difficult to keep James White, who eclipsed 1,000 yards two years ago as a freshman, and the rising talents of Melvin Gordon and Jeff Lewis, on the bench.But none of them have the size or appropriate skill set to just switch to fullback and complete the backfield. So what’s a coach to do?Get creative.“Each day we’re just kind of looking at different packages,” offensive coordinator Matt Canada said. “We have very talented players, so [we’re] trying to find the best combinations. That’s kind of what the spring’s about.”That experimental process has resulted in the Badgers toying with various formations with two running backs on the field in order to maximize the available talent.Sometimes both Ball and White will appear behind the quarterback, which allows UW to play with a newfound decoy element. Other times, White will line up as a slot receiver and Ball as the lone back.With wide receiver Jared Abbrederis sidelined for the spring and inexperience plaguing the rest of the corps, Ball and White have even been appearing in the slot positions in five-receiver sets.After rushing for 1,052 yards as a freshman on 156 carries, White saw his role on the Badgers’ offense shrink after Ball emerged as one of the nation’s top ball carriers. White’s carries fell to 141 as a sophomore, and he covered 713 yards on the ground.“It’s been a lot of fun,” White said of the two running back sets. “[It keeps] the defense off-balance; they won’t know what to look for when we’re both on the field.”But Wisconsin doesn’t have any intentions of getting rid of the fullback position, either. The Badgers have turned to redshirt sophomore Sherard Cadogan – a 6-foot-3, 236-pound former tight end – and Derek Straus, a 6-foot, 230-pound walk-on redshirt freshman.Both have impressed coaches so far, but Cadogan, who already has the transition to fullback behind him after playing both positions last year, has been practicing with the No. 1 offense.Despite his familiarity at tight end, Cadogan hasn’t played much at H-back – a fullback-tight end hybrid employed by UW in the past. Canada and running back coach Thomas Hammock didn’t rule it out in the future, but the message is clear.For now, at least, they want to shape the New Jersey native into Ball’s lead blocker.“Blocking for Montee, that’s a big deal,” Cadogan said. “Anyway I can get on the field and anyway I can help the team. … I bought in pretty good (to the transition), and I understood it.”Cadogan appeared in nine games last season but didn’t record any statistics. In anticipating a full jump to the backfield, he spent the offseason trimming down from the 255-pound frame he sported a year ago. Now the trick is to just get his number called on Saturday.As demonstrated by Ewing, the mark of a well-made fullback at Wisconsin is how many times the offense runs its standard formation – two wide receivers, a tight end and a fullback to go along with the running back.Long before Wisconsin began experimenting with two running back sets, the Badgers regularly traded a fullback for an extra tight end. But according to Bielema, Ewing was good enough to justify calling the standard formation 20-30 times a game in 2011.So in order to get on the field and stay there, Cadogan – and Straus – must prove to be worth planning around.“Watching Bradie last year, you know how big of a player he was for the team,” Cadogan said.Ewing succeeded by being a multidimensional piece for the Badgers. His run and pass blocking were invaluable for last year’s record-setting offense, and he also served as a reliable checkdown on passing plays, hauling in 20 passes for 246 yards.The Special Teams Player of the Year team award Ewing won last year is a testament to just how hard he worked.“You got to be unselfish, you got to be tough, you got to disciplined, you got to be hard working – all the things that may not get you on the stat line but definitely show up every week when we we’re watching film,” Hammock said.If that’s what it takes to be in the backfield with Ball, Cadogan feels ready.“Even coach [Bret Bielema] came up to me saying, ‘They need a fullback out there,’” he said. “I love blocking, I love catching the ball too.”last_img read more

New signing delighted to make ‘dream’ Burnley switch

first_img1 Fredik Ulvestad in action for Norway Under-21s Burnley’s new signing Fredrik Ulvestad says his move to the relegation strugglers was a ‘dream’ transfer.The midfielder has penned a three-year deal after leaving childhood club Aalesunds FK where the 22-year-old’s contract had expired.“I am very pleased and really looking forward to playing for Burnley, so I am very excited,” Ulvestad said.“It’s a dream for me, so now I just need to get in shape and get ready to play. It’s a different culture here and I am coming from pre-season, so maybe I will need a little bit of time.“The season finished in Norway in November, so it has been a while since I’ve played a game, but I will do my best and work hard to try and be ready as soon as possible.“England was always a big draw and it’s always a dream for every player to play in the biggest league in the world.“Burnley is a big club and the people here have been really kind to me so far. I came here last month and now I’m really looking forward to this adventure.”last_img read more

Touring exhibition on women in politics and public life opens in Donegal

first_imgDonegal County Museum has welcomed a new temporary exhibition celebrating 100 years of women in politics and public life. The pop-up exhibition shines a spotlight on the stories of women who have contributed significantly to Irish society over the past century. Through information panels, films and historical memorabilia, the displays focus on the challenges women faced and the obstacles they overcame.This exhibition is curated by historian Sinéad McCoole and supported by the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht as part of the Decade of Centenaries programme. 100 Years of Women in Politics and Public Life 1918-2018′ at Donegal County MuseumThis exhibition encourages people of all ages to reflect upon and celebrate all that have been achieved over the past 100 years.  There is, however, considerable work remaining to be done. In 1918, women exercised their right to vote for the first time, and their right to stand for parliament with Countess de Markievicz being elected.  Since then only 113 women have been elected to Dáil Éireann. Only 19 of these have been appointed to Cabinet, including Mary Coughlan from Donegal Town, who was first elected as a Fianna Fáil TD in 1997 and who held five Ministerial portfolios between 2001 and 2011 and Cecilia Keaveney from Moville, who served as Fianna Fáil TD between 1996 and 2007 and as a Senator from 2007 to 2011.100 Years of Women in Politics and Public Life 1918-2018′ at Donegal County MuseumThe exhibition includes personal stories and memories. Much of this previously unseen archive material, photographs, letters, diaries and ephemera have added layers of meaning to the complex narrative surrounding women’s participation in political and public life over the past 100 years.  Admission is free. The exhibition runs to the end of June.Opening hours 10am – 4.30pm Lunch 12.30 – 1pm Saturday 1- 4.30pm.Donegal County Museum, High Road, Letterkenny, Co Donegal. T 074 9124613 E [email protected] exhibition on women in politics and public life opens in Donegal was last modified: April 14th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Saso blanks Fortuna, Mack wins road contest

first_imgCameron Saso delivered perhaps his finest start of the season — a complete-game, 3-hitter-shutout — and the McKinleyville High baseball team took game one of its 3-game Big 5 Conference series against Fortuna 4-0, Thursday afternoon at Newburg Park in the Friendly City.“Saso was outstanding, I don’t even know what else to say,” McKinleyville’s head coach Scott St. John said. “He’s our ace and the heart of our team.”Saso needed just 80 pitches to work through seven innings worth of Fortuna …last_img

The Trouble with Homes — Asthma and Poor Indoor Air Quality

first_imgA solution?It’s time for the construction industry to get serious about moisture management. If everyone responsible for building homes got to experience the feeling of a bad asthma attack, maybe it would happen more quickly. A moisture problem caused by the economic downturn of 2008One source of moisture problems they didn’t mention in the article is building materials that are wet and moldy when installed. Here’s a little secret about that one. If your house was built in 2009 or 2010, it may be more susceptible to that problem.See those photos of the moldy stack of lumber below? I took them at a building supply store in May 2009, and that whole stack of 2x4s was moldy like this. Why? Recall what happened in 2008. That’s when the economy took a nosedive, and construction went off a cliff. The suppliers couldn’t reduce their production as quickly as demand went down because of the inertia of being so large. The lumber was still flying out of the mill but not being loaded onto trucks and delivered to the lumberyards. It sat out longer than usual, getting wet and then starting to grow the kind of stuff you see in the photos. I have no idea how much moldy lumber got put into new homes that people are now living in, but I do know that it was getting delivered. The trouble with building scienceThe reason I’m writing about it here is that I just read a great article called The Trouble with Building Science from the Fine Homebuilding website. (It also happens to be Asthma Awareness Month.) It’s fairly general but does focus on moisture management, or the lack thereof, in homes. I write about that issue a lot, too, and just last week wrote an elementary demystification of vapor retarders.Here’s the paragraph in the Fine Homebuilding article that spurred my post here:In the past, experts argued about whether mold posed a serious health threat, but according to a 2007 study funded by the EPA, “Of the 21.8 million people reported to have asthma in the U.S., approximately 4.6 million cases are estimated to be attributable to dampness and mold exposure in the home.” The same study goes on to say, “The national annual cost of asthma that is attributable to dampness and mold exposure in the home is estimated to be $3.5 billion.” Those are just health costs; they don’t include mold remediation. The authors also estimate that dampness or mold is present in 47% of homes.As a former asthma sufferer, I find those numbers appalling. By not paying attention to the details of moisture management, we’re hurting indoor air quality and people — nearly 5 million of us!Why is there so much dampness and so much mold growing in so many homes? As architect and building scientist Bill Rose points out in the article, the main source is rain. It comes in through the top, the sides, and the bottom. Plumbing leaks also pose a sigificant risk, and that’s what’s going on in the photo at the top of this article. Water vapor, according to the FH article is third in importance.center_img I grew up with really bad asthma. Not being able to get enough air into your lungs, in case you haven’t experienced it, is pretty scary. I remember lying in bed during one asthma attack, gasping for air, wheezing loudly, and feeling like I was going to die. A trip to the hospital for a shot opened up my lungs again that night, but I continued to suffer asthma attacks even into my mid-twenties. I’m one of the lucky ones who managed to ‘outgrow’ this debilitating disease, but many live with it every day.Asthma is often triggered by environmental conditions, and two of the triggers I had to avoid were live Christmas trees and feather pillows. To protect me from the former, my parents got one of those silvery aluminum Christmas trees that are all the rage on ebay now. I also slept mostly on foam pillows, but one night as a teenager, I made the mistake of not telling my friend Guy that I was allergic to feather pillows. Four decades later, he still has vivid memories of his fear that I was going to die that night.Asthma is bad. Very bad.last_img read more

Nations complain: Dogs, faeces all over CWG Village

first_imgMany participating countries have ripped apart the claims of readiness of the Commonwealth Games (CWG) Village in Delhi and threatened to boycott the October event. Countries such as Scotland, New Zealand and Canada have given damning reports on the conditions at the Village and said their athletes cannot be brought into such an environment.  Headlines Today has exclusive access to the reservations expressed in the minutes of the meeting between the CWG Organising Committee and the member countries. Here’s what some of the countries have said about the condition of the Village: ScotlandThe cleaners were using filthy water to clean the flats. There were stray dogs and faeces all over the place. Electrical services are unsafe. The keys and doors aren’t working. CanadaStagnant water and green algae sits around the block. There are gaps large enough for animals to get into the building. As of today, Canada will not bring athletes into this environment. New ZealandThere is no way the athletes can use the dirty and unhygienic bathrooms. There’s no way athletes can be brought into such a Village. It’s a crisis-level situation. UKThe toilets are disgusting and still being used by workers on the site.   Commonwealth Games FederationAll stray dogs need to be removed from the Village. One dog even jumped onto a bed and soiled it. This is a serious health issue. The risk of dengue fever is high. The employees are urinating openly in public areas.last_img read more

Outsourcing Symposium Set for April in Mobay

first_img Ms. Henry said the symposium will bring together a diverse group of global experts, including technocrats, local entrepreneurs, Government officials, BPO leaders and buyers, who will bring best practices and ideas to the sector, which is fast gaining on tourism as the largest employer of persons in western Jamaica. President of the Business Process Industry Association of Jamaica (BPIAJ), Gloria Henry, has announced that the country’s first ever ‘Outsourcing Symposium’ will be held in April.Speaking at the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Advanced Call Centre Technologies’ (ACT) fourth business process outsourcing (BPO) site at the Barnett Tech Park in Montego Bay on January 23, Ms. Henry said the event, to be held at the Montego Bay Convention Centre, will be one of the highlight events during National Outsourcing Week (NOW) 2018.“The week-long combination of events and initiatives will promote and increase awareness of the many entrepreneurship, employment and partnership opportunities available in the BPO industry in Jamaica,” Ms. Henry noted.“The series of initiatives will seek to engage business and political leaders in discussions about the importance of the outsourcing industry for our country; and to illuminate areas of competitiveness and viability of the sector,” she added.Ms. Henry said the symposium will bring together a diverse group of global experts, including technocrats, local entrepreneurs, Government officials, BPO leaders and buyers, who will bring best practices and ideas to the sector, which is fast gaining on tourism as the largest employer of persons in western Jamaica.She noted that Jamaica’s outsourcing industry has seen significant growth over the past decade, currently hosting some 53 entities while employing over 26,000 persons.“Our industry has expanded outside of Montego Bay to other parts of the island, including Ocho Rios, Mandeville, Portmore, and Kingston and St. Andrew,” Ms. Henry pointed out.Ms. Henry said that in 2017, the global outsourcing market amounted to $88.9 billion, which is “set to hold steady in 2018”, particularly for business services, energy and healthcare.“With market dynamics constantly changing and new entrants making inroads daily, the most vigilant and successful outsourcing destinations are continually striving to outdo their competitors by differentiating themselves,” she added.For his part, ACT Site Director, Rhone Charlton, said his organisation is “expanding its footprint in Montego Bay with 1,200 staff members in 12 thriving departments”.“This is indeed an exciting time for our company. Our new building will add more production seats to our ACT footprint in Jamaica, which is more than double our previous capacity,” he noted.Mr. Charlton said his company is projecting to add a further 600 to 800 employees in 2018. “The week-long combination of events and initiatives will promote and increase awareness of the many entrepreneurship, employment and partnership opportunities available in the BPO industry in Jamaica,” Ms. Henry noted. Story Highlights President of the Business Process Industry Association of Jamaica (BPIAJ), Gloria Henry, has announced that the country’s first ever ‘Outsourcing Symposium’ will be held in April.last_img read more

StoltNielsen Wraps Up Jo Tankers Purchase

first_imgImage Courtesy: Jo TankersOslo-listed bulk liquid chemicals transporter Stolt-Nielsen Limited has completed the acquisition of the chemical tanker operations of Jo Tankers, a week after it received unconditional Competition Authority approvals for the purchase.The company has now finalized the USD 575 million acquisition, which includes 13 chemical tankers and a 50% share in a joint venture with eight chemical tanker newbuildings.The chemical tanker fleet consists of eight all stainless steel ships, ranging from 19,000 dwt to 38,000 dwt, and five ships with a combination of stainless steel and coated tanks, all of around 37,000 dwt.Six of the 13 ships have been on time charter to Stolt Tankers for the last five years.The newbuildings included in the transaction consist of eight all stainless steel ships of 33,000 dwt on order from New Times Shipbuilding in China, the first of which was delivered in early July 2016.“The acquired ships would satisfy the tonnage-replacement needs of the Stolt Tankers’ fleet for the next several years,” Stolt-Nielsen earlier said.last_img read more