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Gold Coast architect Paul Uhlmann is selling his Fingal Head home

first_imgThe main living area of 30A Bambery Street Not a bad view.Mr Uhlmann had his eye on the block at 30A Bambery St for years prior to buying it and had a good idea of what he wanted to build. More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa18 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days ago“The design is split level – it’s built into the hill,” Mr Uhlmann said.“That was why we wanted to get this piece of land because we thought it was one of the best blocks there. It’s a pretty rare piece of land.”He said the open living area flowed onto the courtyard on one side of the house and had views of the river on the other side.“We get about 3km of river views,” Mr Uhlmann said.“The other way, you can see the lights of Coolangatta.“Nearly everyone walks into it and goes, ‘I can’t believe you’re moving, it’s amazing’.”He said they decided to sell the much-loved family home because their children were going to school further north.“We got stuck doing too much driving, that was literally the only reason,” he said.Mr Uhlmann has worked as an architect for more than 30 years. 30a Bambery St, Fingal HeadAmong some of his most popular designs is the Gold Coast’s first ‘floating house’.He was fond of the design because it was an “interesting solution” to the complications that come with building on smaller blocks of sloping land.“The way some of the verandas are cut back, it’s very dramatic,” Mr Uhlmann said.The three-bedroom, two bathroom property features a sunken outdoor lounge with fire pit, a cinema room, an outdoor concrete bathtub and an indoor pool.The interior is a flow of matt black, copper and timber finishes, with timber framing the coast and city view.Mr Uhlmann said it was often hard to let go of the properties he had built.“There’s a couple you walk out of and go, ‘I could really live in that’,” he said.“You’re always trying to do the next job better than the last job.” 30a Bambery St, Fingal HeadHE’S the mastermind behind some of the Gold Coast’s most luxurious houses and now renowned architect Paul Uhlmann has put his own home on the market.His Fingal Head beach house has the cutting edge design expected of an architect’s home.Built into the hillside, it has a large bay window that makes the most of the views down the Tweed River.center_img 30a Bambery St, Fingal Head The courtyard of 30a Bambery Stlast_img read more

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Cairns real estate: Smithfield home close to everything

first_imgVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:11Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:11 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, 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 Rate1xFullscreen5 tips to style your home for sale01:12EVERYTHING about this property is designed to make life easy.From its location close to shopping centres, cinemas, tourism attractions and the beaches to its modern, private and tech-savvy design, 10 Whipbird Drive, Smithfield will appeal to plenty.Current owners Geoff and Michelle Hiatt bought the 702 sqm piece of land six years ago and custom-built the five-bedroom, three-bathroom property which sits there today.A decision to downsize led to listing the home. Entertain in style.“We love the convenient location here at Canopy’s Edge,” Mr Hiatt said. “We can walk around the lovely walking paths in the area but for convenience you can’t beat being able to walk to Smithfield Shopping Centre for groceries, movies and restaurants. “Everything you could possibly need is within walking distance: doctors, dentists, Bunnings, even a brewery. “We can also walk through the cable ski park to Tjapukai, Skyrail, the Armoury Museum, and Caravonica School without going on the highway at all. “When we have visitors, they have access to everything.” A bathroom at 10 Whipbird Dr, Smithfield.In a perfect location to catch the breezes, the house remains cool even during the most humid of summer days. “The mountains and the trees mean that we are protected from the westerly sun in the afternoon,” Mrs Hiatt said. “We have space on all sides of the house and it is low maintenance.     “We have the solar power (battery-ready 6kW system) but the switchboard is also hardwired for a generator to connect to for power outages. Beautiful wooden floors throughout.“We have fast internet with Telstra’s Smart Community and Canopy’s Edge is secure with a closed circuit camera at the entrance – there is only one way in and out. “We are in a small section of the development with only local traffic. The whole area is well-maintained and the area outside our fence to the south is maintained by Cairns Regional Council as public land.”More from newsCairns home ticks popular internet search terms2 days agoTen auction results from ‘active’ weekend in Cairns2 days agoCairns Property Office City agent Debbie North said the low-maintenance, prestige home came with a separate three-bedroom children’s wing plus a massive separate master suite with a luxury ensuite.A fifth bedroom or office is well-located and perfect for guests. Dining with a view.“Beautiful flowing open plan design includes an outstanding sleek kitchen with a walk-in pantry and very spacious main living area which open to a secluded large patio entertaining area,” Ms North said. “It’s incredible to find such high privacy levels in a modern subdivision. “Not only does this home have a wonderful outlook to the reserve out the back but also has only one neighbour. Neat as a pin.“There’s a good sized parcel of land beside the house with its own access which makes a great recreational space but would also allow for a separate dwelling or granny flat or large shed.”last_img read more

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Ashley is IMCA Modified winner at Cottage Grove

first_imgBy Ben DeatherageCOTTAGE GROVE, Ore. (April 21) – Eric Ashley became the winner of Saturday’s IMCA Modi­fied feature at Cottage Grove Speedway.Albert Gill was out front early before a multi-car tangle brought about an early pause to the ac­tion. Aaron Sheelar became the new leader on lap six and there he would remain for some time.Sheelar was passed on lap 16 by C.J. Putnam who was first to the checkers. He came up light on the post-race scales, however, giving the win to Ashley.Sheelar ended the evening second over Braedon Hand. Tyler Smith crossed the line in fourth ahead of Rob Mayea.last_img read more

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Blues pay tribute to Lampard

first_imgFrank Lampard will leave Chelsea with plaudits from the club he served with such aplomb for 13 years ringing in his ears. Lampard gave no immediate indication as to what the future might hold, instead choosing to thank those who helped him make such a success of his Stamford Bridge career. Lampard said: “When I arrived at this fantastic club 13 years ago I would never have believed that I would be fortunate enough to play so many games and enjoy sharing in so much success. “This club has become part of my life and I have so many people to thank for the opportunity. Firstly, Ken Bates, who put his neck on the line to sign me as a young player and without him I would not have even begun this experience. “Roman Abramovich, the man who saved our club and took us all to new levels. His desire to push the club to the top of the football world has rubbed off on everyone. “All the managers and coaches who have helped me develop my game during the time I have been here. I have learnt from every one of them. “All the brilliant team-mates who I have been lucky enough to train and play alongside for so long. Not just their football qualities but also the friendships I have gained along the way. “I’d also like to give a special mention to all the staff and people behind the scenes at the club who do not receive the glory but without them the club would simply not function. “The club will move forward, and as a Chelsea man I have no doubt that with the quality of the players that are there, they will continue with the success that we have all enjoyed over the past seasons.” Press Association It concluded: “That Lampard has won more international caps while playing for Chelsea than anyone else in our history only strengthens the argument that he is one of the very greatest players to have represented the club. “Any Chelsea supporter who has had the good fortune to watch Super Frank Lampard in full flow will know we have never seen his like in our midfield before, and we will be very blessed to again see his equal.” Lampard is currently with the England squad at their pre-World Cup camp in Miami and could face the media ahead of England’s Wednesday friendly against Ecuador. While a move away from the top-level European game has been mooted – with New York City FC said to be leading the race for his signature – his international team-mates are convinced he still has much to give. Fellow England midfielder James Milner said: “He’s not finished yet. He’s still got that quality and still has the goals, so I am sure he’ll have plenty of offers and he will choose what is right. “Players have ups and downs in their career, but every season he delivers and the example is set for the younger players coming in. “Since I’ve been in the England squad he’s been a top player, a top pro and that’s exactly what we need going into a major tournament.” Goalkeeper Petr Cech was the first of Lampard’s Chelsea team-mates to pay tribute, posting a picture of the two of them on Twitter with the message: “It has been a privilege to have played with a true cfc legend and one of the most influential PL players ever”. The 35-year-old confirmed in a statement on Monday evening that he had played his last game for the Blues and will seek a new challenge after the World Cup. Chelsea responded by issuing a lengthy tribute on the club’s official website which finished by hailing the midfielder as one of their finest players of all time. last_img read more

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Reds close in on Herrera deal

first_img Reports have suggested United are set to pay around £30million for the 24-year-old Spaniard, who they tried to recruit last summer, before his fee rises at the end of this month due to the terms of his contract. And it is understood the deal could be wrapped up in the next few days. Manchester United are close to signing Athletic Bilbao midfielder Ander Herrera, Press Association Sport understands. Press Associationcenter_img Herrera would become the first new signing United have made since they confirmed Dutchman Louis van Gaal – currently in charge of the Holland national team at the World Cup – as the permanent successor to sacked manager David Moyes in May. Moyes’ attempts to secure Herrera’s services for the Red Devils last summer descended into farce on transfer deadline day. Reports emerged of three people, said to be representing United, managing to get into Spanish league headquarters for discussions about the proposed switch and then leaving an hour later, apparently unable to complete the paperwork required to finalise the deal. It subsequently transpired that United, who dealt directly with Athletic, knew nothing of the trio’s existence. Negotiations between the two clubs collapsed anyway, with Moyes believing the buy-out clause in Herrera’s contract was too high. Just under a year later, though, it seems talks have been revived and are set for a swift conclusion. Herrera, who played for Real Zaragoza prior to joining Bilbao in 2011, has been capped for Spain at under-21 level and also represented his country at the London 2012 Olympics. last_img read more

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Pulis heaps praise on Kane

first_imgWest Brom boss Tony Pulis has hailed rising Spurs sensation Harry Kane as a shining example of a young, modern-day footballer. Press Association “He leads them out. They take the pace of the game off him at times, which is wonderful when you have a striker like that. “To be fair to Tottenham they have certainly found two gems in those two.” When suggested to Pulis that Berahino and Kane are the two most exciting young English strikers in the country, he replied: “Saido has a long way to go. I don’t think he is in that bracket yet. “Kane looks as though he is a lad who has bitten the arm off to get that chance and he is not going to let it go. “That is what you want, you want players to have that desire and commitment. “It is a wonderful game and a wonderful life and they get paid extraordinary amounts of money. “Sometimes they get lost in the wash, where really and truthfully their whole life should be committed to becoming better players, to performing better week in week out. “There are so many things that surround footballers these days that sometimes they forget the main reason they are what they are is because they have been blessed with a talent to play football and they have to be reminded of that at times.” Pulis goes into the game with virtually a full squad, with new £4.75million signing Callum McManaman included and poised to make his debut. Pulis has another emerging star under his wing in Saido Berahino, but has warned the talented striker he is far from the finished article, with lessons to potentially be learned from Kane. Albion’s Barclays Premier League clash with Tottenham on Saturday throws up an intriguing battle between the two players, both aged 21 – born just a week apart – and who both wear the number 18. Kane has been a revelation for Spurs this season, scoring 18 goals in 32 matches, and Pulis believes he has displayed the ideal temperament for a player who has hit the big time so young. Berahino, meanwhile, has shown signs his new-found status has gone to his head this term, such as failing to celebrate any of his four goals in the 7-0 FA Cup win over Gateshead at the start of the month. More significantly, and a few days later, Berahino was banned from driving for 12 months after pleading guilty to a drink-driving offence that had taken place in October. Initially reflecting on Kane, and another Tottenham talent in 23-year-old midfielder Ryan Mason, Pulis said: “They are fantastic players who have come through the Academy system. “The supporters can relate to them. They are local lads, and both of them are Tottenham supporters I believe – Harry definitely – so it is really nice to have kids come through and play for the team.” Asked if he was a fan, Pulis added: “Kane has been outstanding. “His attitude is so refreshing, and he has proven beyond doubt he has the talent to play in the Premier League. “He did so well in respect of his early games, he brought life (into the team) and he actually carries the flag for them. last_img read more

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Broward County School District Joins Lawsuit Against Vaping Companies

first_imgIf you are concerned about vaping among children, you’re not alone.The Broward School Board has announced that it is joining more than 100 government entities nationwide in a federal lawsuit demanding compensation for resources that have to be spent on counselors, monitoring and programming to curb youth use of vaping products.Broward is one of six school districts taking the lead on the case as “bellweathers” to represent the rest, according to school district lawyer Eugene Pettis, of Haliczer Pettis & Schwamm in Fort Lauderdale.More than five million middle and high school students across the country use e-cigarettes, the lawsuit states. “Consistent with this national trend, youth in The School Board of Broward County, Florida … are using e-cigarettes at high rates — rates which continue to climb.”It explains that vaping flavors such as mint and mango are among the methods that companies use to lure teens into vaping.Some plaintiff’s firm is going to make tens of millions (or more) in contingency fees in a lawsuit against Juul given all the medical evidence coming out about vaping.— Laura Ingraham (@IngrahamAngle) August 29, 2019 The defendants in the case are JUUL Laboratories and Altria, the parent company of Philip Morris USA and U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Company.Pettis says the lawsuit is not be funded with taxpayer money. If the complaint is successful, attorneys would be paid from the proceeds of the lawsuit, which seeks an unspecified amount.“There have been tons of studies that show e-cigarettes are addictive and that a large percentage of users go on to be smokers,” Pettis adds. “They create a societal movement that shows it’s cool to vape, but they don’t tell you about the damage that’s done in the long run.”In total, nearly a dozen Florida districts are involved, including Miami-Dade and Palm Beach Counties. More than 30 California school districts are also part of the suit.The “bellweather” districts are Broward and Escambia counties in Florida, the Three Village Central School District on Long Island in New York, the Central Bucks County School District in Pennsylvania, the Tucson Unified School District in Arizona and The Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District, east of San Francisco in California.JUUL announced last November that it would no longer be marketing its mint-flavored products, after the results of two national surveys on e-cigarette use among teenagers. Altria stopped making e-cigarettes two years ago, although it still owns a minority share of JUUL Labs.last_img read more

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Students named finalists in sustainability challenge

first_imgUSC Marshall School of Business students Suzana Amoes, Ryan Alam and Megan Strawther were named one of the top 10 finalists of the Morgan Stanley Sustainable Investing Challenge.The challenge aims to use finance and investment tools to address a current environmental or social problem, and provides competitive financial returns to graduate school students all over the world. Amoes, Alam and Strawther are excited for their final pitch in Hong Kong, which will take place on April 15.This year, more than 340 students from 64 schools in 21 different countries submitted pitches for the competition.Amoes, Alam and Strawther focused on the revitalization of land usage and productivity by eradicating landmines and creating a new class of smallholder farmers in Angola. The group named their project “Terra Limpa,” meaning clean earth in Portuguese.The idea behind the pitch, according to Strawther, was to focus on addressing the issue of landmines, which cripple agriculture in Angola and prevent revival of the economy.“The majority of Angola being covered in landmines is behind the lag in the country’s agricultural sector,” Strawther said. “Angola is so dependent on oil exports that there is a need to diversify the market to include agriculture.”Strawther explained that the proposal is currently focused on providing aid to around 5,500 hectares of land, targeting three different provinces in Angola which are suitable for agriculture but are hindered by the presence of landmines. The concept of the pitch focuses on giving people more land and converting it to a productive asset, thereby adding to the nation’s economy.“There is a [large] amount of research to be done on the pitch to explore the situation in Angola,” Alam said.According to Alam, Amoes will visit Angola to research the landmine issue and participate in talks with the chief of the Angolan Military, the Ministry of Agriculture and local farmers. She is also researching landmines for her thesis paper and hopes to contribute her results to the pitch, according to Alam.The three students expressed gratitude to the contest for exposing them to an array of new knowledge in agriculture and successfully fusing their business ideas to make an impact. They also attribute part of their success to their mentor Nicole Chavas, who was a previous winner of the challenge, as well as USC professors Adlai Wertman, director of the Brittingham Social Enterprise Lab, and Fran Seegull, an adjunct professor at the USC Marshall School of Business.“At last, it’s the opportunity for the system to change and for us to change the way people think about it.” Alam said.last_img read more

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Erin Gillingham has reshaped her game and recaptured her mojo for Syracuse

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Erin Gillingham was still adjusting moving from forward to midfield when a teammate yelled to her across the field.“Step back, Erin!” she yelled. “You’re too close.”In high school, Gillingham had exclusively played forward, so in her freshman year at Syracuse (12-5, 2-4 Atlantic Coast) the new role was completely foreign and she struggled to transition. She started only seven games before finding the field more often in her sophomore season. Last year, as a junior, she saw her starts decrease from 17 to just 11.“My confidence level was the reason (my starts decreased),” Gillingham said. “Like, I’m usually not very confident in myself when I play. This year, I’ve really tried to change that because I know I can be a good player if I believe I am.”Switching from forward to midfielder required a complete transformation in playing style. Once a goal-scorer, Gillingham had to become a defensive stalwart. Gillingham initially struggled with quarterbacking the team in the midfield, which she described as a “confidence-based” position.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe position also demanded a defensive ability Gillingham wasn’t sure she had.“My defense was absolutely terrible (in high school),” Gillingham said. “I didn’t know how to defend the ball. I was always too aggressive. I’m focusing more on being calm when I’m on defense.”In her sophomore year at Syracuse, Gillingham scored three goals on a team that won the first female NCAA championship in school history. In the two years since, she has scored two goals. Her role has drastically changed as she has grown into a defensive and facilitating midfielder.For the Orange, Gillingham learned how to play less aggressively and stay in front of attackers rather than swiping for the ball to burst “the bubble” around the offensive player. In order to prevent earning penalties, coaches taught Gillingham to stay a “stick and a step away” from her opponent.“Her pressure defense is outstanding,” Bradley said, acknowledging Gillingham’s significant growth since her freshman year. “Her ability to get on a ball under pressure and move it forward has really grown.”Although Gillingham’s play does not always show up in the box score — she has one goal and one assist on the season — she embraces her role in the midfield, and she “never really misses forward at all.” Now, Gillingham said, she would rather “build up the play than finish it.”Gillingham reinvented herself so easily because of her sound fundamentals, said senior forward Caroline Cady, Gillingham’s closest friend on the team.“She’s really aggressive in her defense, she’s a good attacker, and she sees the field well,” Cady said. “She knows how to play the game.”Though Gillingham is a different player now than who she was on the national championship team, the senior leader believes this team has the potential to repeat the same results. Comments Published on October 29, 2017 at 10:22 pm Contact Danny: dremerma@syr.edu | @DannyEmermanlast_img read more

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