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Multi-gen living trend popular in Ipswich, Brisbane, Gold Coast

first_img PENTHOUSE LIVING WITH CONCIERGE SERVICE Alison Ross and her husband Myles recently built a three-storey home at Bardon through H4 Living, with “creative and flexible spaces” in mind.Mrs Ross said they included a separate studio with a large multi-use room featuring a kitchenette and ensuite to cater for an au pair or nanny-type arrangement.“The children are young. As they grow it will be suitable for when they are more independent,” she said. Metricon’s Queensland general manager Peter Ryan said the multi-generation living trend was gaining momentum across Brisbane as well as the Gold Coast and Ipswich.The home-building company specialises in flexible multigenerational living options and gas-optional design upgrades tailored to suit specific needs.“Mobility and accessibility within the home are important as parents age, so ground floor bedrooms with ensuites are important,” Mr Ryan said. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus11 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market11 hours ago“Statistics spouted are that millions of Australian families currently choose multigenerational living. “With our ageing population, immigration policy, rising land costs and the trend for adult children to stay at home longer, we believe this trend will continue to grow exponentially in the future.“I think housing affordability and our ageing population are the main drivers of this trend,” he said.Mr Ryan said for older family members, retaining independence and having younger people around could provide company and help, and mean they don’t have to move into aged-care accommodation.“Sitting at the opposite spectrum of the family of those who usually benefit from multi-gen living are young adults who haven’t flown the nest,’’ he said. “Staying in the family home allows the younger generation to squirrel away any spare money they have and concentrate on their studies or saving for their own home.” Follow us on Facebook Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:52Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:52 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 Rate1xFullscreenA look at Nicole Kidman’s Southern Highlands House00:52center_img AUSTRALIA’S MOST-WANTED HOMES The H4 Living Bardon home during construction has three levels, five bedrooms, three bathrooms, two kitchens and a pool with city views.Baby Boomers are pooling their resources and calling on their ageing parents to batch with them in spacious new homes in a bid to save money.Brisbane home builder and H4 Living director Tiago Guerreiro said the two main groups driving the multi-gen living trend were Baby Boomers who still had elderly parents to look after and wanted to keep them mentally stimulated, and young families who wanted their Baby Boomer parents to move in so they could help with babysitting.“Costs of child care and aged care plus the cost of housing in general is a huge factor in the rise of multi-gen homes with families being able to pool resources and achieve better living outcomes,” Mr Guerreiro told The Sunday Mail. MORE REAL ESTATE NEWS:last_img read more

TSHD DC Brugge Delivered

first_imgThe trailer suction hopper dredger (TSHD) DC Brugge was delivered last week to Scheepswerf Gebr. Kooiman B.V. in Zwijndrecht. According to the Kooiman’s latest announcement, the new TSHD is the result of close cooperation between Group de Cloedt and Kooiman Marine Group. The vessel, with a hopper volume of 2.450 m³, is set to replace the 43-year-old Interballast 1.The company said that the sailing area will include the Western Scheldt and the Belgian and Dutch coasts. The vessel will be used to load inland hopper barges and stock the depots of Group de Cloedt.In close cooperation with Group de Cloedt, Kooiman Marine Group was responsible for all the engineering and modification of the vessel. The joinery and electrical installation were also designed and supplied by Kooiman Marine Group.The two hoppers can be loaded and unloaded separately, enabling two different types of sand to be transported. The dredger installation is fitted with a height-adjustable screener so that different sand qualities can be carefully sorted.The vessel can unload its cargo in three ways, dry, wet and by dumping.The vessel is equipped with a grab discharger installation. Using a hydraulic crane with grab, the cargo can be unloaded via a conveyor belt. This conveyor belt has a reach of around 30 meters outside the vessel. With this installation, the vessel can unload its cargo independently.For wet cargo, e.g. for loading inland hopper barges, the vessel is equipped with a loading spout. The vessel has hatches in the bottom which allow the cargo to be dumped using a jet water system.According to the official announcement, the use of two built-in telescopic spud poles means that no mooring buoys are required. In combination with the unloading installation, the vessel can independently unload in very many places.The old accommodation has been replaced by a brand-new wheelhouse. This new accommodation can house an eight-man crew.Image source: Kooiman Marine Grouplast_img read more

Lady Bulldogs Win Tri-Meet On Senior Night

first_imgOn Senior Night, The Batesville Lady Bulldogs beat The East Central Lady Trojans and Oldenburg Lady Twisters by a score of Batesville 203 East Central 226 Oldenburg inc. Emma Weiler was medalist with a 37.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Tom Meyer.last_img

Smiling Suarez back at Anfield

first_img He returned to training with his first-team colleagues yesterday for the first time in over a week having been exiled by Rodgers after the player claimed the manager and the club had reneged on a deal agreed last summer to allow him to leave for a Champions League side. Suarez went public with his grievances after a second bid of £40,000,001 by Arsenal, which they thought should have triggered his departure, was rejected by the Merseysiders. Liverpool have always maintained there was no release clause as such, only a requirement to notify the player and begin negotiations should they wish. Manager Rodgers has been clearly exasperated as the questions over Suarez show no sign of abating. Ahead of today’s match, Rodgers told BT Sport 1: “I said in the press conference the other day and I repeat the same now, Luis is obviously banned from playing through to the end of September. “Out of respect for all the other players who have been outstanding for me over the course of pre-season I am not going to mention any more about Luis Suarez. As you can imagine, it’s been non-stop really so the only thing is he is back…and he is smiling and happy and we’ll move on.” It follows Rodgers’ admission he is confident the saga can be satisfactorily concluded. In a pre-recorded interview with BT Sport, the former Swansea boss said: “He’s been brilliant for the club – obviously there have been issues over the summer – but I’m sure they’ll be resolved.” The 26-year-old still has six games of a 10-match ban left to be served after biting Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic last season, ruling him out until the end of next month. Liverpool’s summer has been overshadowed by the Suarez saga with the striker’s future the subject of speculation after he began agitating for a move away. Brendan Rodgers described Luis Suarez as “back…smiling and happy” as the Uruguay international arrived at Anfield for Liverpool’s opening game of the season against Stoke. After all the talk swirling around Anfield throughout the summer, a smiling Suarez arrived at the ground today. Carrying daughter Delfina, he walked around the perimeter of the pitch to a ripple of applause from the smattering of fans assembled inside the ground an hour before kick-off. He even stopped to shake hands with former referee Mark Halsey at pitchside before disappearing down the tunnel, emerging less than 10 minutes later to make the walk back to the executive boxes in the Centenary Stand on the opposite side of the ground. A small group of Stoke bans booed as he walked past them but there was more applause and the odd cheer. Rodgers’ response to the South American’s comments had been to claim the attitude and performances of last season’s 30-goal striker had fallen below the required standard and he was to train on his own until an apology was forthcoming. Even with the transfer window closing in just over a fortnight, time was always on the manager’s side once they had made it clear the player was not for sale because of Suarez’s long suspension. But Rodgers will feel vindicated his stance, fully backed by principal owner John Henry’s unequivocal statement that Suarez was not for sale, has appeared to strengthen his authority. Press Associationlast_img read more

New Man United deal for Carrick

first_img United manager Van Gaal was delighted that his vice-captain had committed his future to the club. “He is for me my second captain behind Wayne Rooney and he can also read the game as a team player so that’s very important,” Van Gaal said. “He has also an excellent pass forward. I like as a manager passers forward so that’s very important for me. “He is an important part of my selection.” Carrick scored the second and set up Marouane Fellaini for the opener in United’s 3-0 win over Tottenham last Sunday. After eight months of trying, everything finally clicked into place for Van Gaal’s men. They played with width, pace, and flair as they swept three goals past Hugo Lloris in little over 35 minutes. Van Gaal was delighted with his team’s performance, but he says it will count for nothing unless his men beat Liverpool in Sunday’s grudge match at Anfield. “We played very good in the first half and it was also good to have an evaluation that is very positive,” the Dutchman said. “It’s also good for the players. But it says nothing when you lose the next match. “But the next match is against Liverpool and Liverpool is not the ground that Manchester United has won a lot (at) so when we show it again in Liverpool then we are a little bit further (along), I believe.” Carrick has been one of Louis van Gaal’s best players since he returned from an ankle injury he suffered last summer. The 33-year-old’s contract was due to run out in June, but the club confirmed at a press conference on Friday that the midfielder had extended his current deal by 12 months. Michael Carrick has signed a one-year contract extension at Manchester United. Press Associationlast_img read more

Active shooter situation reported in PSL

first_imgBoth the Port St. Lucie police and St. Lucie Sheriff’s deputies are at the scene.This is a developing story. Multiple agencies are currently on the scene of an active shooter situation at a home in Port St. Lucie.The incident is near Morningside Elementary school on SE Morningside Blvd.Authorities say the suspect is in a two-story home .Not much is known about the incident at this time but authorities say this will give an update on the situation once one is available.UPDATE: Media stage at the corner of 2400 block of SE Morningside Boulevard and 1700 block of SE Greendon Avenue by the Morningside Library.@WPTV @CBS12 @WPBF25News @TCPalm https://t.co/KYlejVCuWx— Port St. Lucie PD (@PSLPolice) July 6, 2020last_img read more

Blow to Liverpool’s EPL hopes with goalless tie vs Manchester United

first_imgManchester: Liverpool and Manchester United drew 0-0 in an English Premier League match held at Old Trafford. Liverpool thus regained the standings top spot with 66 points, but its hopes of claiming the top English soccer league title could be dashed as it had just a one-point advantage over title-holder Manchester City, reports Efe news.Manchester United, meanwhile, was fifth with 52 points and Arsenal held the fourth spot.The first-half at Old Trafford on Sunday was marred by four forced substitutions, three for Manchester United over the injuries of Spaniards Ander Herrera and Juan Mata, and England’s Jesse Lingard, as well as Brazil’s Roberto Firmino of Liverpool.Lingard became the first player to be substituted on and off the pitch during the first 45 minutes of a Premier League encounter since the 2014/2015 season.On January 1, 2015, Burnley’s and Ireland’s defender Kevin Long took to the field as a replacement before he was substituted himself just 20 minutes later during the first-half of the EPL match against Newcastle United.Manchester United’s head coach, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, relied on defensive play and quick counter attacks, different from the offensive and entertaining performances shown in previous matches since he started his tenure with the Red Devils on December 19.On the other side of the pitch, Liverpool was not able to penetrate United’s lines or get past its defence and goalie, David De Gea, especially in the first 45 minutes.In the second half, Liverpool posed more threat to United’s net but still with no success, while United managed to find the visitors’ net in minute 75 only for the video assistant referee (VAR) to rule defender Chris Smalling as off-side.In other Premier League action on Sunday, Arsenal defeated visiting Southampton 2-0 at Emirates Stadium to climb to the fourth spot in the standings with 53 points, while Southampton remains in the relegation zone on 24 points.France forward Alexandre Lacazette secured Arsenal an early lead, opening the scoring just six minutes into play, with a close-range finish off an assist by Armenia playmaker Henrikh Mkhitaryan. It was Mkhitaryan who doubled the scoring in minute 17 with a right footed-shot from the centre of the area, sending the ball into the bottom-right corner of the goal. IANSAlso Read: SPORTS NEWSlast_img read more

FB : Repeating history: Syracuse aims to earn 2nd straight bowl berth with win

first_img Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on November 2, 2011 at 12:00 pmcenter_img A big smile crept across Shamarko Thomas’ face as he reminisced about that night in November last year.Syracuse was at Rutgers Stadium in search of a win to clinch bowl eligibility. Ross Krautman delivered a victory, kicking the game-winning field goal with 1:07 left on the clock to beat the Scarlet Knights 13-10.But it was more than just a win for the Orange. It was the win that had eluded the program for nearly a decade. And with Krautman’s field goal, Syracuse was headed to a bowl game for the first time since 2004.‘It was a great thing, man,’ Thomas said with a grin. ‘First time being bowl eligible (in six years). We want that opportunity again.’That opportunity could come again for the Orange with a win this weekend. Syracuse (5-3, 1-2 Big East) will travel to East Hartford, Conn., to battle Connecticut (3-5, 1-2 Big East) Saturday at noon with a shot at the all-important sixth win. If SU gets the win, it would be bowl eligible for the second straight year. Syracuse last appeared in back-to-back bowl games in 1998, when SU went to the Orange Bowl, and 1999, when it went to the Music City Bowl.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text‘It was huge,’ defensive end Chandler Jones said of the win at Rutgers last year. ‘That was one of our main focuses and that was our big goal — to be bowl eligible and make it to a bowl game. But this year, our goal was to compete for a Big East championship, and that’s what we’re doing.’Though bowl eligibility may not be the main goal for the Orange this year, it would be a step in the right direction if the team wants to compete for a conference title.Last year, Syracuse had a chance to clinch bowl eligibility against Louisville one week before its game against Rutgers. But the Cardinals scored the game’s final two touchdowns to force SU to wait another week to accomplish its goal.The Orange had a chance to clinch a postseason berth last week against Louisville once again. But it came out flat and never recovered in a 27-10 loss.Jones said the players were disappointed with each other and themselves at the start of practice this week, but he felt confident the team would avoid that same type of performance against UConn.‘It started Monday in practice,’ Jones said. ‘Coming out day in and day out and just having no mental errors and just be physical out there. That makes it easier on the coaches to come up with a good game plan. And hopefully we can execute this game and win.’That game plan will revolve around shutting down Huskies redshirt freshman running back Lyle McCombs. Connecticut is a running team and McCombs ranks second in the Big East with 829 yards on the ground.The goal for the Orange is to take away McCombs and force UConn to beat SU with its passing game behind quarterback Johnny McEntee.‘I think whether you’re trying to force a team to throw the ball or force them to run the ball, if you can make an offense one-dimensional, it makes it a little bit easier to attack,’ SU head coach Doug Marrone said.If Syracuse can make Connecticut a one-dimensional team, it could lead to a win and a celebration similar to the one at Rutgers a year ago.When Marrone took over the program before the 2009 season, he told the team he wanted to win now. The players quickly bought in and showed progress with SU’s win in the Pinstripe Bowl last year.And if the Orange can secure the win this weekend and become bowl eligible again, it could symbolize something more for Marrone and this program.‘It shows that Syracuse football is rising,’ the safety Thomas said. ‘Through everything, all the stuff we’ve been through the last couple years, Syracuse is coming back.’zjbrown@syr.edulast_img read more

Recruiting Roundup

first_img“Black mamba” bites USC, chooses OregonRumors swirled last weekend about a secret visit longtime Trojan commit De’Anthony Thomas took to the University of Oregon.Then pictures appeared online with Thomas in Oregon gear from head to toe, putting even more fuel on the fire.Thomas, who according to Rivals.com is the No. 1 athlete in the 2011 class and No. 5 overall in the nation, committed to USC last May and insisted that he would be a Trojan.Despite reports throughout the day that Thomas of Crenshaw High (Los Angeles, Calif.) was leaning toward Oregon, Trojan fans held their breath in hopes of retaining their coveted recruit.Thomas made his decision around 7 p.m. in the gym of his high school, saying that he had chosen to go to Oregon.Thomas, known locally as “the Black Mamba,” was voted the Los Angeles City Section Player of the Year and helped lead Crenshaw to their second straight City Section title.—  John CanlasWalker signs with Trojans, not hometown BuckeyesUSC beat Ohio State, again.This time, however, the win came in February.The Trojans made a big move on signing day as they swiped offensive lineman Aundrey Walker from the Buckeyes.Walker announced his decision at his high school Glenville High in Cleveland, Ohio.This is a big pickup for the Trojans as offensive line was arguably their biggest need.Walker, who comes in at 6-foot-6 and 355 pounds, is rated the No. 1 guard by Rivals, No. 9 by Scout and No. 15 by ESPN.Walker could start right away, as USC needs to replace three linemen, including junior right tackle Tyron Smith, who left early for the NFL Draft and expected to go in the first round.Walker told Scout.com that immediate playing time and his relationship with recruiting coordinator Ed Orgeron impacted his decision.“USC has a great coaching staff and it’s a nice place,” Walker said. “The school is great itself. I’m surrounded by a group of good people.”It also didn’t hurt that his recruiting visit coincided with his 18th birthday.“We had a great time. L.A. is great, man,” Walker said. “The coaches showed me a lot of love.”— Kenny LeganUSC reels in coveted Kentucky recruitThis morning linebacker Lamar Dawson of Boyle County High, who was silent about his plans in the weeks leading up to today, announced that he will don the cardinal and gold next fall.Dawson, rated as a Rivals.com four-star recruit, has the size and speed to excel at both inside and outside linebacker.Dawson had considered offers from upwards of 10 universities, including Oregon and Tennessee, but presumably viewed the Trojans’ depleted linebacker corps as an opportunity to play early.“USC was my best visit, and I got along well with the players and especially the coaches. I got to know coach [Joe] Barry real well, and then he came out and met my mom on the visit,” Dawson said after announcing his decision live on the Louisville Courier-Journal’s website.—  Sean McCormicklast_img read more

Time machine: Syracuse commits five turnovers, blows an early lead and loses 22-14, to No. 2 Virginia Tech

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Editor’s note: The article below is a republished game story from The Daily Orange’s Oct. 24, 2000 edition. Syracuse blew a 14-point lead in the 22-14 loss to then-No. 2 Virginia Tech.Fate spun itself into a dandy treat Saturday night.It put the Syracuse Orangemen in prime position to know off undefeated, unscathed, second-ranked Virginia Tech.And, with the swift whack of a sledgehammer and screeching laugh of a hyena, it pulled it all away.Cruelly, it did so via the turnover. And for the second consecutive Saturday, mishaps on offense did the Orangemen in.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textTwo second-half giveaways deep in their own territory — and five turnovers in the game — spoiled Syracuse’s bid to upset Virginia Tech, which escaped the Carrier Dome with a 22-14 comeback victory.“In close games, it usually comes down to the turnover thing,” SU coach Paul Pasqualoni said. “And we did not win the turnover battle. If it’s going to be a close game, how can you win a close game when you don’t win the turnover battle?”You can’t, SU proved.At least not when, after shutting down the Hokies’ potent offense all game, you give them back-to-back possessions at the 5- and 21-yard lines.The first mishap occurred with seven minutes remaining in the third quarter. SU (3-4, 1-2 Big East), still holding its 14-3 halftime lead, was buried deep in its own end after a pooch punt to the 2.On third-and-10, quarterback Troy Nunes attempted to drop back to pass. But right guard Vaughn Smith inadvertently stepped on Nunes’ foot, causing the quarterback to slip.A wayward attempt at a pass flew into the Virginia Tech (7-0, 5-0) defensive backfield, causing the packed Carrier Dome of 49,033 to shout a collective, “Oh, no.” Its call was answered with a Willie Pile pick — his second of three in the game — and he returned it to the 5.Two plays later, Lee Suggs took an option pitch left and danced into the end zone. After a failed two-point conversion, the Hokies trailed, 14-9.“It’s a bang-bang play,” Nunes said of his second interception. “I’m falling down and just trying to get rid of the ball. Obviously, two points is better than six at that point.”Said offensive coordinator George DeLeone: “We just shook our head. It was a tough play. I know his intentions were good. But at that point it was a tough decision to make.“The thing Troy needs to do a better of in that situation is not make a bad play worse.”The next trip down the field Nunes did everything right.A holding penalty left SU at is 12-yard line, and on second down Nunes, who threw four picks, rolled left from his three-wide set.He found Maurice Jackson — the recipient of a bobbled 56-yard reception and gorgeous 78-yard touchdown in the first quarter — who spun away from his first defender.But in a play reminiscent of two years ago, when SU beat Tech, 28-26, on a last second Donovan McNabb-to-Steve Brominski touchdown, Jackson tried to do too much and fumbled.In ’98, Loren Johnson returned it for a touchdown. On Saturday, Jake Houseright returned it to the 21.The Hokies pounded the ball on six consecutive plays, and Suggs scored his second touchdown of the game and 14th of the season to give the Hokies their first lead, 15-14. Again, they missed a two-point conversion.In all, it was 4 minutes, 11 seconds of doom. Turnovers, already the Orangemen’s biggest deterrent this season, again crushed SU.“The fumble really hurt us. Those two turnovers really swung the momentum around,” DeLeone said. “In every game that Virginia Tech wins, there’s a breaking point that happens. Those two drives really got us out of sync.”“We just gave this game away,” defensive end Dwight Freeney said. “We dominated on the defensive side of the ball. We had a few mistakes on the offensive side of the ball.”Syracuse did not dominate, holding Heisman Trophy candidate Michael Vick to 84 total yards, his worst collegiate output.Fifty-five of them came on the game-sealing touchdown, a bootleg scamper with 1:34 remaining that showcased Vick’s amazing athleticism and sheer speed.He zoomed down the left sideline after faking a handoff to Suggs, outrunning two SU defenders and bounding into the end zone. He calmly flipped the ball up and took one knee, glad he finally escaped the grasps of the Syracuse defenders that so plagued him all game long.Tech’s lone first-half points came on Carter Worley’s 47-yard field goal midway through the second quarter. The Hokies, whose offense entering the game ranked fourth in the nation, mustered just 78 total yards in the first stanza.“At halftime we knew exactly what we had to do,” VT head coach Frank Beamer. “They helped us a little bit in the second half, but there’s something about this team hanging around and finding a way to win.”They hung and hit the Orangemen hard. Under. 500 again, SU must win three of its final four games (West Virginia, Temple, Miami and Rutgers) if it harbors any shot at its sixth consecutive bowl appearance.But if the turnover troubles persist and Nunes continues his erratic play, it will be tough. The sophomore quarterback threw eight interceptions the past two weeks, bringing his season total to 13. And again, the passing game dovetailed, and Nunes could not lead the Orangemen in late-game drives.The most telling statistic for the Orangemen: in the first three quarters, they outscore opponents, 166-85; in the fourth quarter, opponents outscore them, 41-10.And again on Saturday, the trends that so hinder this version of the Syracuse Orangemen continued.“We played hard and we played well against one of the best teams in the country,” Nunes said. “Again, we had some mistakes, and it is hard to comeback from those mistakes.” Comments Published on October 13, 2016 at 10:39 pmlast_img read more