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Architects bring us back to the future

first_imgOne Wybelenna is the essence of Palm Springs modernism.Suburb: BrookfieldArchitect: Shaun Lockyer Architects“It’s roots were paying reference to Jim Burrel House who was of the godfathers of modernism in Brisbane. It’s classic, classic 60s modernism,” Lockyer said. The ‘D house’ in New Farm has award winning interiors. Photo: Patrick Bingham-HallSuburb: New FarmArchitect: Donovan Hill Architects“A classic gorgeous modern home of a contemporary nature,” Lockyer said.ONE WYBELENNA Andrew and Christine North are selling Lantern House — a contemporary take on mid-century modern design.Some of Brisbane’s best homes have something in common — a tip of the hat to the 1950s.Everything old is new again in Brisbane house design with experts revealing new homes are now taking the best of the past and bringing it into the present.One of Brisbane’s most prominent modernist houses, Lantern House, at 63 Gordon Rd, Bardon, has now been listed for sale and the $1.645 million price tag reflects the standing of the home.The flat rooved, high ceiling home uses a lot of glass, clever orientation and captured outdoor light to make it feel bigger than it actually is, according to award winning Brisbane architect Shaun Lockyer who designed the home.“I’ve done 60 houses since I’ve done that house and it would still stand up as one of the best built houses I’ve ever done,” he said.“That house has been a watershed in many regards.”Andrew North and his wife Christine are the home’s second owners, having bought the property in 2011.“We’d often walk up and down the road and just admire it from the street so when it came on the market we were very excited.“The colours that are used in the front and in the tile, the (ceiling) height that’s been used and the windows that give you the light. They’re the three things that make it a really lovely place to live,” Mr North said.Marketing agent for Place Paddington, Tim Douglas, said potential buyers saw it as a contemporary classic.“A unique home like that always gathers interest from buyers and people who are savvy about architecture as well. They’ll want to have a look at something that’s being done by a good architect.”The home can truly be described as part of one of the more influential architectural movements — modernism.Modernism rose to prominence in 1950s and 60s America when stars of stage and screen made Palm Springs, California their playground.The style uses smart design to help a home work with its surrounds. If you like open floor plans, full-wall glass doors that blur the lines between indoor/outdoor living spaces, high internal ceilings and flat roofs, you can thank the modernist masters of last century.Given modernism thrived in the California sunshine, it’s no surprise Brisbane’s current crop of designers still use it as a template for our city’s most beautiful homes, according to Mr Lockyer.“The issue of protecting from deep sun penetration — shading facades and creating houses that breathe are things that are common to both areas.“People recognise the houses as having very flat roofs — they’re dominated by very strong horizontal and vertical planes.”Mr Lockyer said contemporary takes on this 1950s style continue to gain popularity among property owners looking to create beautiful functional homes.He said Lantern House isn’t the only contemporary Brisbane home that sets modernist hearts aflutter.“We are spoiled for choice in Brisbane,” he said describing three of his favourites.THE C HOUSEMore from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this homeless than 1 hour agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor7 hours agoThe C House.” If you asked a hundred architects in Brisbane and they didn’t say that’s the best house in Brisbane, I’d be surprised,” Shaun Lockyer said. Photo: Rob Maccoll.Suburb: CoorparooArchitect: Donovan Hill Architects“When I saw that house in a magazine … I was living in Aubrey Wodonga at the time and we were thinking about moving to Melbourne or to Brisbane,” Mr Lockyer said.“I literally said to my wife, ‘If a house like that can be built in Brisbane I want to go and live there.’THE D HOUSElast_img read more

Niger appeals to WHO for Meningitis vaccine

first_imgNiger Prime Minister Brigi Rafini Authorities in Niger have ordered all schools around the capital Niamey to be closed until Monday in its fight against Meningitis which has killed at least 85 people.Niger’s prime minister Brigi Rafini ordered the vaccination of all children aged 2 up to 15 years against the disease which kills.More than 900 cases of the disease have been diagnosed since January, resulting in 85 deaths.The government says its in need of  more than 1 million doses of meningitis vaccine but  only about half  of that is available.He appealed to Niger’s allies and the World Health Organization to help make up the shortage.The meningitis virus attacks the lining surrounding the brain and spinal cord. It could lead to deafness and severe brain damage. About half the cases are fatal.last_img read more

Egypt Street Vendors: Relocation of Hundreds of Vendors Sparks Anger

first_imgEgypt police general gunned down in street Street vendors in Cairo have had a terrible Labor Day. The government cleared over 500 vendors from the biggest square in the city, ostensibly to ease traffic congestion. As CCTV’s Adel El Mahrouky reports, some of those vendors have been plying their trade at the Ramses square for over 30 years, and they’re angry that they now have to get an entirely new location. Related Nairobi street food vendors doing brisk business amid rising living cost Nigeria’s Lagos state government cracking down on street vendorslast_img read more

5 persons killed in Polish gas explosion

first_imgFirefighters work at the site of a building leveled by a gas explosion in Szczyrk, Poland on Dec. 4. AGENCJA GAZETA/GRZEGORZ CELEJEWSKI/VIA REUTERS Around 100 firemen and 50 policeofficers were on the scene, a state broadcaster said.(Reuters) The bodies of three adults and twochildren have been found in the rubble so far, they added. Poland – Five people died after a three-story building in the southernPolish ski resort of Szczyrk collapsed on Wednesday following a gas explosion,local authorities said. Up to eight people could have been inthe building and firemen are continuing to search for other victims, accordingto authorities.         last_img read more

Wenger: English youngsters can match Messi

first_img “But England I believe has a good chance. Now they are doing very well at youth level. read also:Cannavaro: Don’t compare Messi with Maradona “They have done well with Gareth Southgate at the World Cup. I was hoping at the European Championship they would be one of the contenders.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Former Arsenal boss, Arsene Wenger, believes England have young players capable of reaching the heights of Lionel Messi. Wenger admits Kylian Mbappe and Paris Saint-Germain team-mate Neymar are the two obvious contenders to fill the void when they drop off. But he also says: “It’s now about the next generation and the next generation may be French. At the moment, the leader could be Mbappe. Of course Neymar, we know.Advertisement Loading… Promoted ContentWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universe6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A Drone6 Most Breathtaking Bridges In The WorldPortuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D GraffitiCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopThe 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The World5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year7 Worst Things To Do To Your Phonelast_img read more

Graziano Pelle confident Southampton will improve

first_img Ronald Koeman’s men are without a win in their opening three Barclays Premier League fixtures and were knocked out of the Europa League at the play-off stage after defeat to Danish champions FC Midtjylland on Thursday. Add to that a number of injuries to key personnel and constant transfer speculation surrounding Victor Wanyama and Sadio Mane and it has been a difficult start to the campaign for the south coast club. Press Association However, Pelle says the players remain united and is optimistic they can put their European disappointment behind them with victory over Norwich at St Mary’s. “We have an amazing group,” said the Italian forward. “We don’t have a problem with each other. Football is a lot about confidence. When the result doesn’t come everything looks like it is not your moment. “We can’t any more think about what has happened. Of course we have to look at the game to improve, but now there is a new season. “We need to work hard to again, try to get the same things we did last season. We will do our best and we will be sure that we will have better moments.” Pelle, who has three goals to his name this season, has also called for Saints fans to stick with the team, with the Italy international keen to meet their expectations. “The fans have been supporting the club for a lifetime,” he added. “They, of course, are free to think many things. We have to give them back the feeling that we can have positive moments “They always show us a lot of love and patience. The club has improved a lot because of the great supporters. Together we can go one way to win the game and be back. “Norwich come to play in St Mary’s and we are sure it’s going to be tough to beat us, but we have to show it. No words, just working hard to get the best result.” center_img Graziano Pelle insists Southampton must move on from their indifferent start to the season, beginning against Norwich on Sunday.last_img read more

The Latest: Dutch women’s soccer season canceled

first_imgThe Berlin Marathon says the race cannot be held as planned in September because of new restrictions in the city related to the coronavirus pandemic.City authorities have extended a ban on major events with more than 5,000 people until October 24. More than 62,000 people took part in the marathon last year.Organizers say they will take time to “engage with the consequences of the authorities blocking our events, agree on further steps and then inform you.”There was no mention of any plan to restrict the race to elite runners only. That was the solution used by the Tokyo Marathon on March 1.The Berlin Marathon is typically one of the fastest in the world. The current men’s world record was set in Berlin by Eliud Kipchoge in 2018. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The Dutch soccer association has canceled the remainder of the women’s league season and cup tournament following a discussion with the clubs. The Latest: Dutch women’s soccer season canceled Associated Press The French rugby league has canceled the semifinals of its Top 14 league because of the coronavirus pandemic.The LNR’s executive committee abandoned hosting the semifinals on June 19 and 20 and the final in mid-July in the southern city of Nice but says they could potentially be played before the end of summer if health conditions allow.The LNR says it is waiting to see what rules the government sets out following the end of lockdown before definitively deciding if a resumption is possible.France is under lockdown until May 11.___center_img April 22, 2020 The KNVB says the consequences of the cancellation will be clarified on Friday when soccer authorities talk with the clubs.PSV Eindhoven currently leads the women’s league.The cancellation follows Tuesday’s announcement by the government that its ban on all large-scale events was being extended until Sept. 1.The KNVB says it also plans to cancel the rest of the men’s season but will discuss the issue with UEFA before making the final decision.___ ___More AP sports: and,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6last_img read more

VAR implemented better in Champions League than Premier League – Lampard

first_img(REUTERS) – The Premier League can learn from the implementation of the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) system in the Champions League and on-field referees must review incidents on pitchside monitors to remove all doubt, Chelsea boss Frank Lampard said on Monday.VAR has stirred up a debate since its introduction in the Premier League this season, with a number of decisions either being wrongly overturned or not at all much to the annoyance of managers, players and supporters.Unlike the Champions League, Premier League referees have so far refused to take a second look at decisions on pitchside monitors, preferring to let the officials at the VAR headquarters in London take the final call.“The use of the screen on the side of the pitch can help because we’ve seen… in the Premier League decisions that firstly they’ve taken a long time to get to, which seems to bring in the fact there’s an element of doubt,” Lampard told reporters. “So for the clarity of the referee on the pitch who has to see things live and make quick decisions, I think the idea he can go and look again has to be a good one… the reading at the beginning was that it was going to be used sparingly.“And it hasn’t been used sparingly, It’s not been used at all. I do think that’s probably one thing we could look at.”Chelsea are top of Group H at the halfway stage with two wins and they host second-placed Ajax Amsterdam on Tuesday knowing that another win would put one foot in the knockout stages. “I have to accept it’s expected of Chelsea to go through and that is no disrespect to any other teams,” Lampard said. “I said at the start that this group would be tight because all the teams could take points off each other.“But we must understand that even though we are at home now, the quality and the danger from Ajax is as much, if not more than the game we played away because they are such a good technical team.”Lampard confirmed midfielder N’Golo Kante was back in the squad after returning from a groin injury but centre back Antonio Rudiger was set to see a specialist for a pelvic injury later on Monday.last_img read more

2016 NNPC/Shell Cup Enters Semifinals Stage

first_imgAt the Katsina Center, Fosla Academy Secondary School, Abuja defeated Government Secondary School, Kwankwaso, Kano State 3-2 to make their way into the semifinals. It was a keenly contested match as the boys from Kano took the lead on two occasions forcing the Fosla Academy Boys to come from behind to equalise the two goals and eventually scored the third and winning goal to ensure their safe entry into the semifinals.The quarterfinal match in Ilorin between Government Senior Secondary School, Darazo, Bauchi and Government Secondary School, Gusau, ended 5-3 in favour of the former while Excel Education Centre, Port Harcourt also defeated St. Mary’s High School, Ifitedunu, Anambra State 1-0 in Benin to earn a smooth sail into the semifinals.The last quarter final match played in Osogbo between Asegun Comprehensive High School, Ibadan and Pakoto High School, Ifo, Ogun State saw the Oyo State representative ran home with a 2-1 victory.Meanwhile, the semifinals had been slated for the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Lagos on June 14, while the grand finale comes up two days after.Part of the highlights of this year’s final will be the usual coaching clinic that precedes the matches. The clinic would be conducted for players and coaches from Feyenord FC, Rotterdam.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram The quarterfinals of the 2016 NNPC/Shell Cup for All Nigeria Secondary Schools Football Championship had produced four schools that would compete in the semifinals next month in Lagos.The matches were concluded last weekend in four cities across the Country.last_img read more


first_imgThe following incidents were reported in the USC Department of Public Safety crime/incident summary between Friday, June 8, and Monday, June 11.Crimes against a personAt 4:00 p.m. on June 10,  a suspect approached a juvenile who was seated on a bicycle outside 1335 35th St. and grabbed hold of the handle bars. The suspect began searching the juvenile’s pockets and a struggle ensued when he removed a set of keys. The juvenile fell to the ground and the suspect slapped him in the face repeatedly before walking away with the keys. The suspect was detained by DPS officers who responded to the scene and he was subsequently arrested and transported to the Southwest station for booking.At 4:39 a.m. on June 10, a suspect tore open a window screen at 1016 23rd St. and was confronted by a resident as he attempted to gain entry. The suspect then fled on foot and could not be located during a subsequent search of the area by DPS officers.At 7:25 p.m. on June 9, two suspects approached a non-USC male from behind while he was walking through the parking lot at St. John’s Church; one of them punched him in the face. The male fell to the ground and one of the suspects demanded his money. The suspect then forcibly removed currency from the male’s pockets and walked away with the second suspect. The male did not report the incident at the time it occurred, so DPS officers were unable to conduct a search for the suspects.At 11:41 a.m. on June 9, DPS officers responded to a non-USC male who was struck by a vehicle while riding his bicycle on Exposition Boulevard and Trousdale Parkway. The driver of the vehicle did not stop to check on the male’s condition or identify himself, but witnesses were able to obtain the vehicle license plate number and gave it to LAPD officers who responded to conduct a traffic investigation. The male sustained an injury to his arm and an LAFD unit transported him to California Hospital for medical treatment.At 10:43 p.m. on June 8, a student was cited to Judicial Affairs for throwing a beer bottle at a DPS officer at Sigma Alpha Epsilon and providing false information to the officers who detained him for questioning. Crimes against propertyAt 3:25 p.m. on June 11, a suspect reached through a vending machine dispenser door in John Stauffer Science Lecture Hall and removed snack items from the lower shelves by manipulating the security door.At 1:37 p.m. on June 11, it was reported that a suspect removed a tan 2000 Cadillac DeVille that was parked outside Olympic Gardens.At 8:39 A.m. on June 11, it was reported that a suspect used unknown means to gain entry to a storage room and removed a vacuum from  Popovich Hall.At 8:24 p.m. on June 10,  a student reported that a suspect removed her unattended purse from a laundry room at Troy Hall and subsequently used a credit card inside it to make several unauthorized purchases.At 5:42 p.m. on June 10, DPS officers responded to a report of a suspect driving a vehicle near Adams Boulevard and Orchard Street that was identified as stolen. The officers began following the vehicle and the driver was detained during a felony traffic stop by LAPD officers who joined the pursuit. Further investigation revealed that the driver had purchased the vehicle from a suspect who obtained it by fraudulent means, and she was subsequently released. The vehicle was then impounded ;and LAPD detectives will continue the investigation.At 9:49 a.m. on June 10, DPS officers responded to a report of a suspect eating snacks and drinking beverages inside the market at the Mobil gas station without paying for them. The officers detained the suspect and turned him over to LAPD officers who responded to the scene.At 4:45 p.m. on June 9, a non-USC male reported that the rear passenger side fender, front passenger side door and the hood were dented and scratched while his vehicle was parked at the Exposition Boulevard Parking Structure. Miscellaneous incidentsAt 3:48 p.m. on June 11, DPS officers responded to a staff member who was suffering from an allergic reaction to her prescription medication at Bridge Memorial Hall. An LAFD RA unit was requested. The unit examined the staff member and offered transportation for medical treatment, but she declined and was released at the scene.At 5:01 p.m. on June 11, DPS officers responded to a non-USC female complaining of difficulty breathing, chest pains and dizziness at the Keck Hospital of USC. A rapid response team was at the scene examining the female when the officers arrived and she was subsequently transported within the facility for medical treatment.At 1:38 p.m. on June 10, DPS officers responded to a report of an unknown odor inside a room at the Ronald Tutor Hall of Engineering and upon their arrival they detected a faint electrical smell. LAFD was requested, but the smell had dissipated before they arrived and the source could not be located. All units then cleared the scene without further incident.At 4:06 a.m. on June 9, DPS officers responded to a report of a suspect prowling around vehicles parked in the alley behind Belaire Apartments and detained him for investigation. The suspect was released at the scene after the officers found no evidence of a crime having been committed, but a short time later a vehicle was located with pry marks on the passenger side door. No property was removed.At 7:12 p.m. on June 8, DPS officers on routine patrol observed a suspect lying on the grass outside Century Apartments and detained her for investigation. The suspect appeared to be under the influence of a controlled substance and the officers found her in possession of two glass pipes containing possible drug residue. A check of the suspect’s name also revealed an outstanding warrant. The suspect was then arrested and transported to 77th station for booking.last_img read more