79 Elanora Way, Karalee, has been listed for sale via expression of interest.An out-of-this-world bubble house in Brisbane’s west has hit the market for the first time – and it even has a unique link to NASA.In what may well be one of the weirdest homes you’ll ever find in Australia, its architect owner Graham Birchall took almost a decade to complete the construction – a true labour of love that’s part NASA space base and part-Queensland engineering genius.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:13Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:13 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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Reason house went for so muchThe dramatic entry tunnel to the front door.The home is like a space base on earth in its feel.The sports bar is on level 1.In love with the adaptability of circles, Mr Birchall built the concrete home after work and on weekends.Incredibly, he did so without the assistance of modern computer software to undertake the incredibly complex calculations required for the design.Interest is coming in from all over the globe for the property, with inquries from as far as France, after the home hit the market Monday, according real estate agent Helene Shephard of First National Ipswich.The three-bedroom, two-bathroom, four-car space house sits on 0.51ha of riverside land and is described as ”a world-first opportunity”.Design and construction was a true labour of love.It celebrates circles across the entire design.How you may imagine Mars base may look – with more plants.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:53Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:53 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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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 Rate1xFullscreenHow online real estate auctions work01:54The structure is made from 11 intersecting circular domes that range in size from 4m to 8m in diameter.Located just 20 minutes from Ipswich, the abode was listed as one “that will change how you live in the world right now”.“What started as a thesis idea 36 years ago by Mr Birchall grew into the current family home.“The intersecting circular domes are the key formations, while the remote iris circular shutters provide privacy, function and form”.So where did the inspiration for the iris shutters come from?“I remembered that NASA’s Mars Rover had one of these things on it. So I thought to myself, they might be able to help me with that. So I rang them up,” Graham Birchall told IpswichFirst in 2017.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus8 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market8 hours ago“They said, this is our email address. Put down what you want and I’ll send it to you.“Within two days I had the drawings of the Mars Rover. It didn’t help me at all but I’ll still amazed that they released it to me.”The engineering inside it includes the use of an internal water cooling fountain as the airconditioning system.“A traditional boat builder and carpenter crafted the kitchen complete with all the curves,” Ms Shephard said.It has 11 domes, 20 rooms and 1,050sq m of floor space over three levels with an entry tunnel on the first level along with a library, media room, sports bar, and even a golf tee.The second level has a private office, bedrooms, a sitting room, kitchenette as well as a sitting room and cathedral room, while the basement has a wine cellar, lock up garages and a workshop.While homes in the area can go for just over $1 million, the agent was reluctant to speculate on a price tag for ‘The Bubble House’.A look at the remote iris circular shutters.The large block that the home sits on.The unique home at 79 Elanora Way, Karalee is listed for expressions of interest.FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON FACEBOOK
Kenyan runners often recount how the sport helped them escape poverty. For one athlete, the marathon saved him from a life of crime and the prospect of an early, violent death.In a country with so much marathon talent, Julius Arile is not a front-runner but he stands out for another reason. He grew up in Kenya’s North, where cattle are a symbol of wealth and a source of often deadly tribal fighting. Arile was a cattle thief and warrior.2004 was a turning point in Arile’s life he took part in a race organised by former kenyan marathoner Tegla Loroupe, aimed at bringing peace among warring communities in the region, this was Arile’s first contact with athletics and he never looked back. He went professional and in 2013 set his personal best time- 2hrs 10mins and three seconds, in New York city.The 31 year old now campaigns for peace. He has encouraged more former rustlers from his home into the sport. Not everyone though can make it as a professional. Arile says building a school and stadium here is his dream. But for now he’s aiming for a ticket to South America for the Olympics in Rio in 2016.
AURORA, Ind. — An Aurora man has been arrested after police say he got into a fight and ignored police.According to police, Nathaniel L. Woodruff, 22, was arrested on the charges of Resisting Law Enforcement and Disorderly Conduct.Police say in the early morning hours of April 23, officers responded to a call of a fight at a residence in Aurora.When police arrived on scene they found a male with a bloody nose, a black eye, and other bruises.The victim told police that he was attacked after he attempted to break up an altercation between Woodruff and his girlfriend.While Woodruff was being taken to the police car, he attempted to attack the officers and made verbal threats.
RelatedPosts Neymar, four others sent off as Marseille grab rare win at PSG Mbappe tests positive for coronavirus Three more PSG players test positive for coronavirus Paris St-Germain forward Kylian Mbappe’s ankle sprain injury will be reassessed in three days’ time, the Ligue 1 champions said on Saturday.Mbappe suffered an ankle sprain in Friday’s French Cup final win over St Etienne. A rough tackle from Loic Perrin saw the St Etienne defender catch Mbappe on the ankle and the 21-year-old collapsed on the pitch in pain before he was substituted.Perrin was sent off for the challenge as PSG won 1-0.“Serious right ankle sprain to the external lateral compartment. To be re-evaluated in 72 hours with clinical and ankle imaging analysis,” the club said of Mbappe’s injury in a statement.Mbappe returned to the bench on crutches after half-time.He later told French President Emmanuel Macron during the trophy ceremony that he heard a crack when he was tackled but did not think he had broken his ankle. Ligue 1 champions PSG did not say if Mbappe will feature in Friday’s French League Cup final against Olympique Lyonnais.The Parisians are chasing a quadruple of titles this season.They also face Italian side Atalanta in a UEFA Champions League quarter-final single leg knockout game in Lisbon on Aug. 12.Reuters/NAN.Tags: Ankle SprainInjuryKylian MbappeLigue 1PSG
The former England midfielder tired in the second half and was substituted in the 67th minute, with Burnley levelling 20 minutes later through Danny Ings’ penalty. Cole, 33, had only featured three times for Villa before Saturday’s match having had to bide his time following injury problems. Lambert, who did not take any questions on his departed assistant manager Roy Keane, said: “The movement was great and I wish I’d had Joe Cole five years earlier, but the problem is I couldn’t afford him five years ago. “He was fantastic, he really was. I knew he would tire but I thought he was outstanding. The great thing about Joe is his enthusiasm for the game, for a guy that’s won everything. I think the other guys can take a look at him and try to model themselves on him, that’s for sure.” Dean Marney twice saved Burnley early on with blocks from corners while Agbonlahor missed a golden chance when Cole played him through on goal. Burnley had chances, too, but the game looked to be petering out until Jores Okore felled Lukas Jutkiewicz in the box and Ings smashed in the penalty. That prompted a late onslaught from the Clarets, with Ings hitting the post and Jutkiewicz also missing a great chance. “That was a game that got away from us,” said Lambert. Cole made his first Premier League start since signing for Villa from West Ham in the summer and it was fitting that he scored the goal in the 38th minute that put the visitors ahead. It was no more than they deserved, with Cole at the heart of fluid movement involving Gabriel Agbonlahor, Tom Cleverley and Andreas Weimann that should have brought more reward. Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert praised Joe Cole’s performance but rued the one that got away as Burnley fought back to claim a 1-1 draw at Turf Moor. “It’s the best we’ve played in a few weeks. I thought we should have been two or three up at half-time and some of the football we played was outstanding. “When they scored the penalty, it put us on the back foot for the last few minutes and we could have lost it, which would have been an absolute travesty. “For most of that game I was happy with how we played but the goal we lost was poor.” The away fans gave strong support to their team but Ings’ penalty led to loud calls for Lambert’s head after a ninth game without a victory left them two points above the relegation zone. The Scot said: “They pay their money and I’ve got absolutely no problem with that. The expectancy levels at this club are huge and, when we’re not matching those levels, that’s normal. “I do the best I possibly can. It’s up to us to find a solution to get this club up there. You have to dust yourself off and go again.” Burnley had been targeting a third successive top-flight win for the first time in nearly 40 years and manager Sean Dyche again hailed the character shown by his side. He said: “In the end, with the chances we created, you’re scratching your head how we didn’t win it but, on the balance of the game without the last seven or eight minutes, it was really close. “They’re certainly not a team that are broken, I’m sure of that. There’s plenty of energy about them, there’s a belief and there’s some good players there. “We recognised that and I thought they came on really strong first half. That was not a surprise to us, we said that to the players. “Ian Holloway last year said we had a strong chin. It’s harder to do that in this division, because you can get punished, but that was on show again today. “The mentality of the players, the energy, the quality – the mix was right, particularly in the last 10 or 15 minutes. “It’s a great sign of where we’re going and what we’re hoping to achieve when we come away disappointed at not beating Aston Villa after being 1-0 down.” Press Association
The result leaves the Ospreys with just one win from their opening five fixtures – even though they had Wales World Cup forwards Tipuric, Paul James, Aaron Jarvis and James King in their matchday squad, along with Eli Walker. However, Wales front-line regulars Dan Biggar, Scott Baldwin and Alun Wyn Jones were absent. In-form Connacht made five changes from their win over Zebre with Carty, Darragh Leader, Shane Delahunt, Aly Muldowney and Eoghan Masterson all coming into the team. Connacht had much the best of the first half to lead 11-8 at the break – but Ospreys struck first blood with Davies kicking a penalty on three minutes. Carty missed a seventh minute penalty but after a fine break from scrum-half Kieran Marmion the fly-half was able to put over an easier attempt from in front of the posts. The visitors lost captain and full-back Tiernan O’Halloran after hurting himself in a mid-air collision with Richard Fussell and two minutes later Ospreys were in front with a try for Baker created with a dart up the left by Walker and good link work from full-back Fussell. A combined attack from Marmion and Aki forced Josh Matavesi into a cynical piece of ball-killing by his posts which earned him a yellow card. It also allowed Carty to kick his second penalty. And, down to 14 men Ospreys, conceded a try when wing Healy went over on the left exploiting space from the blindside of a scrum courtesy of Marmion. Davies had a penalty chance to draw the points level at the break but his long-range effort fell short. Press Association The second half saw a change of referee with Welshman Sean Brickell replacing Irishman Andrew Brace. After only four minutes of the restart Connacht stretched their lead to 10 points with a try for the lively Aki after good work by his co-centre Craig Ronaldson, who also converted. Ospreys brought on Tipuric and James, making his first appearance for the region for three seasons, and the double change had an effect as Davies kicked a 49th minute penalty. But Davies was not having his best day with the boot, missing a penalty in the 65th minute. However, with 11 minutes remaining Tipuric was over for the Ospreys’ second try after good work by Davies, Scott Otten and Dan Evans – but Connacht still led 18-16 after Davies failed with the conversion, meaning the home fly-half had missed three penalties and two conversions – a total of 13 points. Two minutes from time Ronaldson kicked a penalty to extend Connacht’s advantage to five points and complete the scoring. Man of the match Bundee Aki and wing Matt Healy scored a try apiece with Jack Carty and Craig Ronaldson combining to supply 11 points with the boot. The Ospreys, who had to settle for a losing bonus point, also scored two tries through number eight Dan Baker and replacement flanker Justin Tipuric but crucially fly-half Sam Davies could only kick six out of a possible 19 points on offer. Connacht climbed to second in the Guinness PRO12 table, level on points with leader Scarlets, after condemning Ospreys to their fourth defeat of the season at the Liberty Stadium.
Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditMLB-NEWSCanada won’t give Blue Jays exemption to play in TorontoUNDATED (AP) — There will be no Major League Baseball action in Canada this year. Update on the latest sports SYDNEY (AP) — Former world junior pairs figure skating champion Ekaterina Alexandrovskaya has died. The Australian Olympic Committee says the 20-year-old died Friday in Moscow. The cause of death wasn’t disclosed. Alexandrovskaya obtained Australian citizenship and competed for her adopted country in the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics with skating partner Harley Windsor. The pair won the 2017 world junior title.NASCAR-WALLACE-BUMPERWallace bumper auctioned off by rival driverFORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A charity will become the benefactor of a wreck during NASCAR’s qualifying race for Wednesday’s All-Star event at Bristol. July 18, 2020 OCEANPORT, N.J. (AP) — Dr Post surprisingly took the lead at the start and held off a late challenge by Ny Traffic to capture the $1 million Haskell Stakes at Monmouth Park.Ridden magnificently by Joe Brave in his first ride on the colt, Dr Post covered the 11/8 mile Grade 1 stakes in 1:50.46. The win was the third in four starts this year for the Todd Pletcher-trained colt, with his only loss coming against Tiz the Law in the Belmont Stakes last month.Odds-on favorite Authentic finished a disappointing third in failing to give trainer Bob Baffert his record-extending ninth win in the event.RUSSIA-FIGURE SKATER DEATHFormer world junior skating champion Alexandrovskaya dies Tiger Woods shot a 71 after barely making Friday’s cut. He’s 10 strokes back.VIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTSNFL tells teams training camps will open on timeUNDATED (AP) — The NFL has informed teams their training camps will open on time.League executive Troy Vincent sent a memo to general managers and head coaches on Saturday informing them rookies are to report by Tuesday, quarterbacks and injured players by Thursday and all other players should arrive by July 28. Rahm shines while co-leaders struggle at MemorialDUBLIN, Ohio (AP) — The fast greens were to Jon Rahm’s liking Saturday as he took over the Memorial lead at Muirfield Village.Rahm began play one shot back before carding a 68, while previous co-leaders Ryan Palmer and Tony Finau (FEE’-now) shot 73. Rahm now enjoys a four-shot edge heading into Sunday’s final round. He took control with four straight birdies on the back nine before closing with consecutive pars.Danny Willett is alone in fourth place, six shots back and one ahead of Jason Day and Henrik Norlander. In other MLB news:— Yankees second baseman DJ LeMahieu (leh-MAY’-hyoo) isn’t sure if he’ll be ready for Thursday’s season opener after missing much of preseason camp because of a positive coronavirus test. LeMahieu finally reported to camp this week after testing positive at his home in Michigan last month. The three-time Gold Glove winner participated in his first practice Friday.— Outfielder Dwight Smith Jr. has rejoined the Orioles after missing the start of summer camp following a positive test for the coronavirus. Smith hopes to be ready to play in Baltimore’s opener at Boston on July 24. He tested positive when camp opened early this month. — Tigers pitcher Jordan Zimmermann is going on the 45-day injured list because of a strained right forearm. Manager Ron Gardenhire said the right-hander doesn’t need surgery and could return at the end of this abbreviated season. He went 1-13 with a 6.91 ERA last year and has struggled to stay healthy while with the Tigers.PGA-MEMORIAL The league and the NFL Players Association are still discussing testing for the coronavirus and other health and safety protocols. Union leadership expressed several concerns in a 90-minute conference call with reporters Friday.However, under the collective bargaining agreement, the NFL can impose report dates.In other developments related to the COVID-19 pandemic:— Milwaukee Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer has confirmed that Eric Bledsoe tested positive for COVID-19, and remains cautiously optimistic the veteran point guard will be ready for the restart of the season. The coach’s comments came one day after multiple reports indicated that Bledsoe said he had tested positive but was asymptomatic.— The first exhibition games of the NBA restart will go a little more quickly than usual as players become acclimated to competition following the suspension of the season. The NBA is tweaking the rules for those initial matchups, going with 10-minute quarters instead of the usual 12 minutes. BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Lewis Hamilton beat Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas to take pole position for the Hungarian Grand Prix. It’s Hamilton’s second straight pole this season and record-extending 90th of his Formula One career.He was 0.107 seconds quicker than Bottas and 0.93 faster than Racing Point driver Lance Stroll.Hamilton has won seven times at the Hungaroring. The veteran British driver needs one more to equal F1 great Michael Schumacher’s single-track record of eight wins, when the French GP was held at Magny-Cours.HORSE RACING-HASKELLDr Post wins Haskell States — Edmonton Oilers defenseman Caleb Jones says he tested positive for the coronavirus before training camp. Jones said he completed his 14 days of isolation before camp started, but was held out of main sessions for the first three days as he tried to get himself back up to speed. Toronto’s Auston Matthews is the only other NHL player to acknowledge a positive test in a media interview.— Arizona has three positive coronavirus tests among 83 football players still on campus for voluntary offseason workouts. Two were asymptomatic and all three entered department protocols for self-isolation. Arizona has performed 366 test encounters including PCR, antigen and antibody testing among the players already on campus before the school paused bringing additional student-athletes to campus earlier this month.— There will be fans in the massive grandstands at Texas Motor Speedway for the NASCAR Cup Series race this weekend. Sunday’s race will be the first major sporting event in Texas in more than four months to allow spectators. It could be one of the largest gatherings of any kind in the state since the start of the pandemic. A state-approved plan would allow 50% capacity Sunday at the track with about 135,000 seats, but the crowd is expected to be closer to the 20,000 that attended this week’s All-Star race at Bristol.F1-HUNGARIAN GPHamilton takes Hungarian GP pole position ahead of Bottas The Canadian government has turned down the Blue Jays’ request for an exemption that would have allowed them to play regular-season games in Toronto amid the coronavirus pandemic. .Major League Baseball needed an exemption to a requirement that anyone entering Canada for nonessential reasons must self-isolate for 14 days. The team had previously been given clearance by city and provincial governments to play regular-season games at Toronto’s Rogers Centre but needed approval from Canada’s federal government.In a statement, Canada’s immigration minister said the government determined that the cross-border travel required for regular-season play “would not adequately protect Canadians’ health and safety.”The team’s alternate site for home games is its training facility in Dunedin (duh-NEE’-dihn), Florida, one of the states hardest-hit by the virus. Players have said they preferred to play in Toronto.The team said it is in the process of finalizing a home location for the season. Associated Press Bubba Wallace wrecked out of the race after he was turned from behind by Michael McDowell as they raced nose to tail with William Byron. An irritated Wallace was later seen walking away after the damaged bumper was deposited at McDowell’s team hauler.McDowell’s team retrieved the bumper and the driver put it in an on-line auction to raise money for Motor Racing Outreach, a Christian ministry. The bid price was over $15,000 by Saturday afternoon.
Published on September 27, 2015 at 6:32 pm Contact Liam: email@example.com Facebook Twitter Google+ Boston University’s Amanda Cassera watched a pass loft high over the heads of every Syracuse defender, scooped it up and bolted toward the net. Jess Jecko knew she had a clear path and called to midfielder Alyssa Manley over to help.Manley shot toward the streaking BU forward, reached out with her stick and poked away the ball before Cassera even entered the circle. Possession changed hands with 30:10 remaining in the first half, Syracuse moved back up the field and Jecko didn’t even need to move.“That was beautiful,” Jecko said. “… When they make a play like that, I just get to relax and breathe because if (Cassera) comes in, it would’ve been a one-v-one and it’s anyone’s play there.”Jecko didn’t see much action in net Sunday as No. 2 Syracuse (9-0, 3-0 Atlantic Coast) defeated No. 17 Boston University (6-3, 2-0 Patriot), 5-1, at J.S. Coyne Stadium behind an impressive defensive effort in which the Terriers were limited to seven shots – four on goal – and one penalty corner. But when BU did push up the field offensively, the defense made plays by reshaping its back line, relying on offensive possession, and sinking midfielders into the defensive zone.Roos Weers, Lies Lagerweij and Zoe Wilson formed the back line of the defense that only allowed BU two shots in the first half and was practically impenetrable.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textA few minutes after Cassera had her chance poked away by Manley, BU’s Grace Boston also slipped behind the SU defense. Weers recovered, slid over to her right to catch her and knocked the ball out of bounds to neutralize the potential scoring threat.“We kept really good counter structure to be able to help limit them,” head coach Ange Bradley said. “They did have some really good chances in the first half.”Coming out of halftime, the Terriers failed to hold possession in their own offensive quarter until nearly ten minutes expired.Down 3-0 and with just over 20 minutes remaining in play, BU head coach Sally Starr called a timeout. She gestured down the field with her arms, imploring her players to push forward.Out of the timeout, the Terriers pushed down the field by working the ball around the back and then up the field. The pressure was on for what felt like the first time, Lagerweij said, but the defense held up time and again.“I think there were only two shots on goal and that’s all due to the defense,” Jecko said. “Stepping up, intercepting, outletting the ball well and making smart plays – there’s nothing that they didn’t do well today.”BU’s Sofi Laurito charged into the teeth of the defense four times throughout the second half, but despite consistently finding the circle, the Orange held her to one shot by collapsing midfielders and reshaping the backs.SU did slip up once rotating, allowing the Terriers to score with four minutes left, spoiling what would’ve been Jecko’s fourth shutout of the season.It was the only blemish for Syracuse on a game that was almost seamless throughout.“Our keeper deserved a shutout. The defense deserved the shutout tonight,” Lagerweij said. “It’s annoying to have that unnecessary goal ruin what was one of our best performances defensively.” Comments
The sides will need a replay to separate them in the Munster junior championship final.Today at 2pm in Sean Treacy Park in Tipp town theres a double header, first up Cappawhite will take on the Comeragh Rangers in the Senior plate final while in the Intermediate cup final Cahir will meet Fermoy at 4pm
BGC: Charities win big as bookies take beating in Britannia Stakes June 19, 2020 Share Paddy Power Betfair (PPB) Independent Non-Executive Director Danuta Gray, will not stand for re-election at the company’s annual general meeting scheduled for 17 May 2017.Gray the former Chief Executive of mobile telecommunications O2 Ireland, had joined Paddy Power as an Independent governance advisor and member of the Remuneration Committee in January 2013.Following the successful £6.6 million merger of Paddy Power and Betfair Plc (completed February 2016), Gray was transitioned to the role non-executive director for the merged FTSE100 enterprise.Updating investors on Danuta Gray’s departure Gary McGann, Chairman of Paddy Power Betfair, said:“I would like to thank Danuta for her valuable contribution to our board over the past four years.”“As part of ongoing succession planning of the board and its committees, the nomination committee has already commissioned a search for prospective new non-executive directors and this is well-advanced.” FSB selects Glenn Elliott as new COO August 12, 2020 StumbleUpon Share Alex Gersh returns to betting as Sportradar CFO July 13, 2020 Submit Related Articles