first_img18 Nagel Avenue MiamiSTYLED by a reality TV star from popular renovation series The Block, this Miami home was built to take everything three kids could throw at it.Homeowners Nathan and Renee Brookes have created the ultimate beachside sanctuary with the help of architect John Campbell and their friend, The Block 2014 contestant, Carlene Duffy.18 Nagel Avenue MiamiAs the couple’s third beachside build, they were looking for a “bulletproof” home to accommodate their three children.“We were previously living in Seagull Ave and we had just built a new beachside home there, but we were looking to move onto another project,” Mr Brookes said.“We got Carlene on board and she helped us make some really strong decisions with colours and features.18 Nagel Avenue Miami“Designing beach houses has become a big hobby for Renee and I but now that we have kids we are using materials that are a bit more hardy.”The home has polished concrete floors and an open floor plan which flows into a children’s retreat.The family has been living in the home for a year, with the concrete floors proving to be a good decision.18 Nagel Ave MiamiMore from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North9 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day ago“The kids come home from the beach covered in sand and it doesn’t matter because nothing gets ruined,” Mr Brookes said.The design has a seamless flow to the outdoors while striking tropical wallpaper, timber finishes and light-filled spaces combine to create a casual chic space.18 Nagel Avenue MiamiA double-story entry door opens to a foyer with a dramatic void.“There are interesting curves throughout the house and our architect John Campbell was responsible for that,” Mr Brookes said.18 Nagel Avenue Miami“The privacy makes this house one of the best we have lived in, there are no neighbours to the back and the home feels a lot bigger than what it is.”The family now plans to move onto their fourth beach house project.18 Nagel Avenue Miami4 3 3Features: Plunge pool, wine cellar and voidAgent: Ron London, London Estate Agents Mermaid BeachPrice: Offers over $2 millionInspections: By appointmentlast_img read more

first_img6-8 Rainforest Road, EdmontonWith four bedrooms and three bathrooms, the property would be perfect for a big family or a couple who like their space, according to Mr Stewart, who raised his children in the home.“We just enjoy the privacy and general ambience – it is on a rainforest block, we get the breeze, it is just a lovely position,” he said.“A lot of birds of paradise come through, there are lots of migratory birds and we get bandicoots, echidnas, wallabies and big goannas. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:38Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:38 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 Rate1xFullscreenWhat does property demand mean?01:38PRIVACY, proximity and unique design are the hallmarks of this stunning home south of Cairns.Ian and Lesley Stewart are selling 6-8 Rainforest Rd, where they have lived for the past 24 years. Relax in a tropical swimming pool.“We had our kids here and there is a separate area downstairs with two bedrooms and a living area and that’s where we set our kids up.“The space could be a granny flat, Airbnb room. We’ve had a few people look at the property who have got grandparents who want to come live with them and that space would be perfect to give them their own privacy.“It’s a family home or home for a couple who’d like a lot of space. There are no hills to navigate, a garage and a workshop plus plenty of entertaining decks.” The Stewarts also landscaped the gardens, filling them with tropical foliage, and installed a pool.More from newsCairns home ticks popular internet search terms2 days agoTen auction results from ‘active’ weekend in Cairns2 days ago Let the outdoors in.“Incorporating natural elements and the renowned design of Chris Van Dyke to create a distinctive, surprising and inspiring residence, the home has an expansive layout with high ceilings and an open-plan design as well as two decks.“Much loved, the property has been beautifully cared for and presents immaculately.”There is a dual access driveway, a double carport and an inground rock pool set within private rainforest surrounds.center_img Stunning views.“Maintenance is not such a big deal on a house like this. One of the other attributes is Isabella Falls is a couple of hundred metres away, there are supermarkets nearby and the modification and upgrades to the Bruce Highway have made a big difference to the commute into Cairns,” Mr Stewart said.Belle Property Cairns agent Vanessa Robinson said the home was “immaculate” and likened it to the famous Daintree Eco Lodge near Mossman. “It is so private, so quiet and so rare to find such a well-cared for timber home,” she said.“The cul-de-sac is home to a select few, tightly-held properties and is positioned on the foothills of the glorious coastal ranges … yet all the convenience of large shopping centres, excellent schools, sporting facilities and other amenities are just a few minutes away. Cosy and cool.Builder Jon Nott constructed the home which represents a rare find in the Far North. Popular 30 years ago, pole homes are no longer built due to the expense and lack of elevated land left in the city.Inspections of the property are welcome by appointment.last_img read more

first_imgA Vevay woman is one of just 13 women to ever graduate from the Marine Corps’ Infantry Training Program.Pvt. Kassandra Woodward graduated from the infantry training course that included a live-fire exercise, 20-kilometer hike and a 72-hour field exercise. The women had to pass by the men’s scoring standard in order to graduate, Marine officials said.Woodward was one of ten female Marines to graduate from the program on Dec. 19. The first three women to ever graduate from the intense program was in the November class.State Representative Randy Frye (R-Greensburg) will present Woodward with a certificate of recognition as well as a flag that was flown over the Indiana Statehouse in Indianapolis. The presentation will be held at the Switzerland County Courthouse on Dec. 31.Pvt. Woodward will return to military duties on Wednesday.last_img read more

first_imgThelma R. Sieverding, 83, of Farmers Retreat passed away at 5:49am, Friday, November 10, 2017 at her home. She was born in Cincinnati on December 10, 1934 the daughter of Edward and Henrietta Stegeman Macke. She was married to Henry Sieverding on April 9, 1959 at the St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Cincinnati and her husband of 58 years survives. Other survivors include her children Maria Sieverding of Farmers Retreat, Keith (Beth) Sieverding of Friendship, Ben (Karen) Sieverding of Versailles, Ruth (Mark) Kieffer of Friendship, Teresa Meyer of Milan, Mike Sieverding of Milhousen, and Ann (Brian) Vogel of Versailles; 11 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren; two sisters Teresa (David) Kathman of Chicago and Marilyn (Ray) Siemer of Cincinnati; two brothers-in-law Arlo Crawford and Donald Eiser both of Cincinnati. She was preceded in death by her parents, her daughter Diane, her son Francis, her grandson Jacob Vogel, her brother Ed Macke, her sisters Marci Crawford and Rosemary Eiser, and her twin sister Ruth Ann. Mrs. Sieverding was a 1953 graduate of Xavier High School in Cincinnati and attended the Cincinnati Art Academy. Her main occupation was wife and mother to her large family and outside the home Thelma worked as a secretary for the US Army in Cincinnati, as a receptionist for Proctor & Gamble, at the candy counter of Newberry’s Department Store in downtown Cincinnati, and worked in the Intelligence Division of the Internal Revenue System in Cincinnati. She was an accomplished artist and besides portraits of her children and grandchildren, she had many paintings displayed in various churches throughout the United States. Thelma also did religious statue restoration and had restored statues locally in the St. Pius and St. Charles Catholic Churches at Milan. Thelma was a member of the St. Gertrude the Great Catholic Church in Westchester, Ohio, the Kolping Society of Cincinnati, was a founding member of the Southern Indiana Art Guild, and a member of the Indiana Plein Air Artists. Requiem High Mass will be held at 11am, Tuesday, November 14th at St. Gertrude the Great Catholic Church in Westchester with Father Dolan officiating. Burial will be in the Craven Cemetery at Milan. Visitation will be on Monday from 5pm to 8pm at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles with Rosary services beginning at 4:30pm. Memorials may be given to the Friendship Fire Department in care of the funeral home.last_img read more

first_imgFeature Results After every restart, he took a commanding lead and dominated the race. A few cautions late tried to thwart his winning plans but Braaksma led from the green flag to the checkered. Brady Bjella got up to second early on and faced a challenge from Chase Rudolf near the end.  Robert Hellebust and Joey Price led the field to green for 25 trips around the Arizona Speedway oval. Hellebust jumped out to an early lead, but a caution reset the field back to square one. Hellebust got the jump on the restart but Bobby Hogge IV challenged early on. After a few laps of battling, Hellebust started to pull away.  A tour record 92 Modifieds and 37 IMCA Northern SportMods checked into the pit gate for opening night of the third annual tour. Ward’s victory paid $1,500 and put him on the ballot for the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational.  By Jackson Braun  Northern SportMods – 1. Ethan Braaksma, Newton, Iowa; 2. Brady Bjella, Williston, N.D.; 3. Chase Rudolf, Prole, Iowa; 4. Fred Ryland, Brentwood, Calif.; 5. Cole Carver, Apache Junction; 6. Justin Svoboda, David City, Neb.; 7. Ryan Moser, Englewood, Colo.; 8. Kelly Jacobson, Fargo, N.D.; 9. Mark Harrison, Coolidge; 10. Jake McBirnie, Boone, Iowa; 11. Matthew Mayo, Bakersfield, Calif.; 12. Kevin Johnson, Bakersfield, Calif., 13. David Jones, Chandler; 14. Brian Osantowski, Columbus, Neb.; 15. Patti Ryland, Brentwood, Calif.; 16. Shelby Frye, Casa Grande; 17. Tate Johnson, Homestead, Mont.; 18. Keith Brown Jr., Pittsburg, Calif.; 19. Bryan Moreland, Durango, Iowa; 20. Arie Schouten, Blair, Neb.; 21. Jacob Madrid, Phoenix; 22. Bo Partain, Casa Grande; 23. Jim Horejsi, Marshall, Minn.; 24. Ty Rogers, Somerton; 25. Taylor Kuehl, Cave Creek. QUEEN CREEK, Ariz. (Feb. 8) – An action-packed night of racing at the 1/3 mile Arizona Speedway speedplant was capped off by a first-time winner in Arizona Mod Tour action as Arizona native and Iowa transplant Tim Ward bested the field of 26 stout IMCA Modified drivers. With the field reset with six laps to go, Ward again started to run away while Hogge moved comfortably into second. Laney, Ricky Thornton Jr. and two-time defending tour champion Hunter Marriott exchanged sliders behind them.  With 13 laps to go, Ward secured the pass and set sail. Ward, Hellebust, and Cody Laney started to settle into their respective podium positions.  With two to go, Laney took his 5L machine off the track after running in the top five most of the race. Ward cruised to victory by an almost three second advantage over Hogge. Marriott, Thornton and Jason Hughes rounded out the top five.  Ethan Braaksma and Justin Svoboda lead the Northern SportMod field to the green flag. A handful of yellow flags early on shook the field up a bit but Braaksma was not fazed. Ward and Hellebust started to encounter lapped traffic when the second caution flag waved. A heartbreaking moment occured for the 9H machine of Hellebust, as he brought out the caution by smacking the frontstretch wall. Ward started 11th on the field and had already made his way up into the top five within a few laps. He got past Hogge quickly and set his sights on Hellebust. About 10 laps in, Ward started slicing and dicing alongside Hellebust. Bjella hung on to second, with Rudolf third and Fred Ryland squeaking out a fourth place finish over Cole Carver.  Tim Ward topped the opening night Arizona Mod Tour feature, earning $1,500 along with a spot on the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot along with the Friday IMCA Modified checkers at Arizona Speedway. Modifieds –1. Tim Ward, Harcourt, Iowa; 2. Bobby Hogge IV, Salinas, Calif.; 3. Hunter Marriott, Brookfield, Mo.; 4. Ricky Thornton Jr., Clive, Iowa; 5. Jason Hughes, Watts, Okla.; 6. Dylan Goplen, Fargo, N.D.; 7. Ethan Dotson, Bakersfield, Calif.; 8. Jeff Taylor, Cave City, Ark.; 9. Drew Armstrong, Benton, Ark.; 10. Justin Kay, Wheatland, Iowa; 11. Kollin Hibdon, Pahrump, Nev.; 12. Alex Stanford, Chowchilla, Calif.; 13. Ross McCartney, Lahoma, Okla.; 14. Casey Arneson, Fargo, N.D.; 15. Eddie Kirchoff, Gillette, Wy.; 16. Kody Scholpp, Estevan, Sask.; 17. Joey Price, Great Falls, Mont.; 18. Kelsie Foley, Tucson; 19. Spencer Wilson, Minot, N.D.; 20. Paul Stone, Winton, Calif.; 21. Cody Laney, Torrance, Calif.; 22. Robert Hellebust, Minot, N.D.; 23. Bubba Stafford, Wittmann; 24. Travis Denning, Sterling, Ill.; 25. J.P. Dowell, Killeen, Texas; 26. Jeff Larson, Freeport, Ill. Ethan Braaksma led start to finish in winning the Arizona Mod Tour opener for Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods. (Photo by Cheryl Sluka)last_img read more

first_img Related Articles Submit Share Share SG ramps up digital expansion with Nederlandse Loterij deal August 24, 2020 Keith O’Loughlin – SG DigitalNasdaq-listed gambling technology group Scientific Games Corporation (SGC) has detailed a new dawn for its SG Digital division, launching new vertical ‘OpenSports’ – an ‘unparalleled suite’ which will maintain its entire sports betting product inventory.Updating the market, SGC states that the launch of OpenSports marks ‘the transformation of its Sportsbook product vision’, delivering an enhanced stack of solutions and player-driven proposition for its customers.OpenSports sees SGC fully redesign and modify its end-to-end sportsbook solution, allowing clients greater flexibility to ‘mix-&-match’ SG Digital sports betting provisions with their day-to-day operational needs.SG Digital’s new sportsbook suite delivers five core product provisions:OpenBet – Flagship SG Digital proprietary betting engine. The OpenBet platform is the leading sportsbook platform for global tier1 betting operators.OpenPlatform – Fully automated player account management system and wallet services functionalities.OpenTrade – SG Digital’s new managed trading services powered by recently acquired Don Best.OpenEngage – Sportsbook customer targeting and optimisation tools/functionalities.OpenAccelerate  – SG Digital ‘value added’ services for clients, helping operators achieve peak sportsbook performance across day-to-day functions such as acquisition, retention and player engagement.Keith O’Loughlin, SVP Sportsbook for SG Digital, said: “This evolution of our sportsbook products and services has been in line with our goal of providing unrivalled player experiences for our customers.”“The unification of our portfolio under a single brand allows us to help our customers connect better with their players and deliver next level engagement. As a business, we’ve grown through strategic M&A and continued to invest in our cutting-edge technology solutions to meet our customer and players’ evolving needs. OpenSports acknowledges and embraces that change by giving our customers exactly what they need to win in the sports betting arena.“It’s a natural next step for us to continuously improve the way we connect customer needs with world class player experiences. The game has changed. We’ve changed. We’re here to set the new standard by which this industry operates.” StumbleUpon SG OpenMarket approval sees SportCaller expand FTP distribution capacity August 18, 2020 Xtremepush secures ‘OpenMarket’ supplier accreditation   August 26, 2020last_img read more