How to stop peace and goodwill turning to p*ssed and illwill

first_imgIt may be fun to you but your neighbour may be livid about noise levels. Watch the noise levels Voices carry — that’s not just an old wives’ tale, it’s actually true. Rules require “any noise able to be heard by the neighbours ending by a certain time, usually before 10pm, and not starting until after a decent hour”. Alas, that includes heavy foot traffic and dance stomping on floors above other units. “It may also be necessary to remind Uncle Fred, who is down from the country, not to start make loud noises on your balcony until at least four hours after the sun rises.” Take the garbage out or to the tip “Queensland’s summer heat does evil things to prawn scraps and the smell will constitute a nuisance to everyone.” Wrap it up in newspaper, freeze it and toss it out the night before collection. Maybe that should apply to all food scraps this holiday season. Enough said. FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON FACEBOOK Keep everything in moderation, maybe.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus22 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market22 hours ago“Make sure you only decorate on your own property” and for goodness’ sake “turn your Christmas lights off after 10pm if in close proximity to neighbouring bedrooms”. Remind your visitors to park thoughtfully Don’t block access for other tenants, visitors and neighbours, observe time limits for parking, and best of all try and park on the street or a safe spot nearby. Be considerate when using shared facilities Just like when out camping, leave communal spaces in pristine condition when having a barbecue, picnic or pool party in common areas. “Don’t let drunk guests disturb the peace.” Whether it’s Christmas in the suburbs or in a high-rise or close proximity city zone, there are rules to follow to stay neighbourly. Picture: Theo Fakos.HERE’S how to stop peace and goodwill from turning to p*ssed and illwill this holiday season.Contrary to the Christmas spirit, the period has typically seen a surge in complaints over the thoughtlessness of neighbours — something property management firm, Archers the Strata Professionals warn will escalate further given a surge in high rise, close proximity living.Partner Grant Mifsud warned unwanted tension and trouble could be around the corner for unprepared strata title unit owners and occupiers.“Everyone is ready to let loose at the end of the year. It’s Christmas, friends and relatives visit frequently, there’s the odd party and people will be staying over. But it’s also the time to remember to be a good neighbour,” he said.Here are their tips to survive the holiday season in close proximity to your neighbours: Go easy on the Christmas decorations You may think it’s pretty, but your Christmas decorations may just set your neighbours off the deep end. According to Archers, “both discretion and consideration are called for”.last_img read more

Townsville’s House of the Year

first_imgMr Sexton said the site was not without its challenges, but he was proud of the finished product.He said there was roughly 9m of cross-fall on the site, but that the design meant it went unnoticed.“That’s due to the way we introduced the pool, the cantilevered deck and the undercroft to contain the services for the house,” he said.“We did have to chew out a bit of rock for about three weeks straight, but it was definitely worth it.“The whole project took about 11 months, so longer than the average, but the owners are over-the-moon.” Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:27Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:27 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, 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 Rate1xFullscreenWhy Spring 2019 is a good time to sell01:27WHEN the judges laid eyes on this custom-made Townsville home, their immediate thoughts turned to its quality finishes.Constructed on iconic Castle Hill, the house, named Seaview, was designed to make the most of its location and water views.It was those considerations that led to the design being named the HIA CSR Townsville – CQ Home of the Year. SEAVIEW BY LIFESTYLE CONSTRUCTIONS“This architecturally impressive custom home was designed with well thought out aspects and carefully put together high standards of workmanship,” the judges noted. “The home includes the newest of technologies with great room functionality, natural lighting and breezes throughout.”Built by multi-award winning firm, Lifestyle Constructions NQ, the house on the hill was a labour of love for builder Jeff Sexton. The HIA CSR Housing, Kitchen and Bathroom awards were held in Townsville on November 1, with the ceremony honouring the latest in modern trends.Members and guests from across North Queensland attended the annual ceremony, with a host of local and regional companies taking home gongs.More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020“The finalists and winners’ entries showcased a range of new products, technology, architecture and the highest standard of workmanship from the building industry in North QLD” HIA North Queensland executive director Peter Fry said. “With design and decor changing all the time, these awards help to keep the industry up to date with new trends as well as displaying the high standards of quality that our HIA members are renowned for.” Lifestyle Constructions NQ also took home awards in the following categories – Townsville & Central QLD Custom Built Home, Custom Built Home over $800,001, Renovation/Addition Project and Renovated Kitchen up to $25,000.New Home Solutions won the highly sought-after North Queensland Professional SmallBuilder/Renovator category, and the Townsville categories for Custom Built Home $550,001 – $650,000 and Residential Building DesignerOther local winners included Bill and Ben The Cabinet Men, who won ownsville & Central QLD Kitchen of the Year for their project in North Ward, while Campbells KitchenCabinets secured five Townville and Central Queensland awards.MyStyle Homes Qld took out the major award for the night – the HIA-CSR North Queensland Home of the Year for 2019 for their My Panorama project in Cairns.The judges described that house design as “stunning”. “The stunning MyPanorama home is a feature-abundant three level, four bedroom home that demonstrates the pinnacle of expertise and execution in modern architecture, design, construction and finish, designed to capture breathtaking views over Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef,” they said of the project.center_img Mr Sexton said the owners and his team looked at about half a dozen houses and several “blocks of dirt” before settling on the site.“You see, we do a lot of renovations as well but basically, for 12 to 18 months, we looked at multiple properties until the owners found this patch of dirt, and then we worked with our designers to come up with this custom-build,” he said.“The owners wanted the house built around the orientation, so the best use of the site, and when you look closely, you can see there is no wasted space.”last_img read more

Victor Moses suffers injury setback, set to miss Inter’s matches

first_imgFormer Super Eagles winger Victor Moses is set to miss Inter Milan’s next two matches across all competitions having suffering an injury in training according to a report from Sky Sport Italia.Advertisement Read Also: Victor Moses shines as Inter Milan advance in Europa LeagueThe 29-year-old Moses joined Inter Milan on loan from Premier League club Chelsea during the January transfer window with Serie A outfit having an option to buy him for a fee of around €12 million come the end of this season.Since his arrival, Moses has made seven appearances across all competitions, with an assist from his wing back role.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted Content10 Extremely Dirty Seas In The World14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right NowWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?The Most Exciting Cities In The World To Visit10 Irresistibly Gorgeous Asian Actresses6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?18 Beautiful Cities That Are Tourist Magnets5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksLaugh, Cry, Or Just Relax With The Best Series Streaming On HBO7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterWho Earns More Than Ronaldo? Loading… The Nigerian wing back cropped a thigh strain in his left thigh and will sit out Inter’s Coppa Italia semi final away to Napoli on Thursday night, and  Inter’s next league match this weekendIn addition, the report further revealed that Moses is a major doubt for the first leg of the Europa League last 16 tie against Spanish outfit Getafe which is due to take place on March 12.last_img read more

Mary Lou Walter

first_imgMary Lou Walter, 81, of Brookville, died Wednesday, October 23, 2019, after a long illness.Mary was born in Connersville on July 31, 1938 to Cecil and Nadine Seibert Roemer. She was a 1956 graduate of Brookville High School. Mary was employed as a machinist at Campbell Hausfeld for more than thirty years before retiring. She attended Sunman Bible Church and Mary loved traveling to Florida, caring for her flower garden, and spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.Mary is survived by her children: Virginia Boone Watson, Richard and Tina Boone, Glen and Ella Walter, Dean and Linda Walter, Ed Walter, Denise Walter Richards and Jerald, Felicity Walter Hollon and Dean, Patty Walter Haas and Don, Carl Walter, Vicky Walter Wintz and Jim, and Stacey Walter; sixteen grandchildren; nineteen great-grand children; and a brother: William and Carol Roemer.Mary was preceded in death by her parents, her first husband Phillip Boone in 1967; her second husband Francis Walter; her daughter, Rochelle J. Boone Hollon on June 5, 2003. Funeral services will be at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home 929 Main Street in Brookville, IN, with Dave Lewis officiating. Interment will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery in Brookville. Friends may visit at the funeral home on Tuesday from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service where memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or the American Cancer Association. For more information or to share condolences or memories go to, The staff of Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Mary Walter.last_img read more

Van Persie looks Fenerbahce-bound

first_img On Thursday, Fenerbahce announced via Twitter: “Fenerbahce has begun to transfer talks with Robin Van Persie and his club Manchester United.” Fenerbahce signed Van Persie’s former United team-mate Nani on Monday for a reported £4.25million. If Van Persie is sold, United would have only Wayne Rooney, James Wilson and the injured Javier Hernandez – out with a broken collarbone – in their squad as recognised strikers following the exit of on-loan Falcao at the end of the season. Press Association The 31-year-old scored 30 goals for United as they won the league in 2012-13 following his £24million move from Arsenal. His impact since then, however, has been muted due to a series of niggling injuries, and he was limited to 10 goals in 29 appearances under compatriot Louis van Gaal last season. center_img Robin van Persie appears to be heading for the Old Trafford exit with Fenerbahce confirming they have opened talks with Manchester United over the striker.last_img read more

Relay for Life scheduled for Friday

first_imgELLSWORTH — Hancock County’s Relay for Life is set to begin at 6 p.m. Friday, June 2, at the Ellsworth Elementary-Middle School track.The event, which will last until 8 a.m. Saturday, June 3, will feature Zumba for children from 6:30-7 p.m. for children and a 7-8 p.m. class for adults. Six instructors will be present.Donations will be collected for the American Cancer Society at the event. A full list of time-specific games, guests and other activities can be found on the event’s Facebook page.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textlast_img

WWE Wrestling WWE SummerSlam 2018 Results: Final Results, highlights, Ronda Rousey show and Adios Brock Lesnar

first_imgRaw Women’s Championship Match: Ronda Rousey defeated Alexa Bliss to win her first WWE Championship and celebrated with her husband Travis Browne. Finn Balor (demon) defeated Constable Corbin in a quick match. SummerSlam 2018 Main Event Results: Universal Championship Match: Roman Reigns won against Brock Lesnar to win the belt. But Strowman had announced that he would be cashing in his Money in the Bank briefcase, but was unable to do so as Lesnar threw away his briefcase during the match.  Intercontinental Championship Match: Seth Rollins comfortably defeated Dolph Ziggler to win the Intercontinental championship as he hit the curb stomp after connecting a superkick to win the match.Smackdown Tag Team Championship Match: The New Day became the new Smackdown Tag Team Champions by defeating The Bludgeon Brothers via disqualification. However, due to disqualification, there will be no title change.Money in the Bank Briefcase Match: Braun Strowman mauled Kevin Owens after hitting a chokeslam that was followed by a running powerslam.Triple Threat Match for the Smackdown Women’s Championship:Charlotte Flair defeated Carmella and Becky Lynch to win the belt as she hit Lynch with Natural Selection. The post-match promo saw Lynch and flair hug before the former smashed her in the face, which hinted us at a heel turn for Lynch.WWE Championship Match: Samoa Joe defeated AJ Styles by disqualification as Joe constantly poked Styles’ wife sitting in the crowd, triggering Styles to attack him with a chair. Again no chair.In another grudge match, The Miz defeated Daniel Bryan as Maryse slipped a pair of brass knuckles to her husband, which was exceptionally used by the Miz to knock Bryan out. New Delhi: World Wrestling Entertainment’s (WWE) SummerSlam 2018 is all but wrapped up after a decent show by all the WWE superstars. The four-hour long show gave the fans new champions, new feuds after violent starts and the return of Demon! Yes, the demon version of Finn Balor is back! WWE’s biggest summer event was full of twists and the fans definitely enjoyed some of those.WWE SummerSlam took place at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York and the jam packed arena gave some memorable chants and moments for the superstars to remember.LIVE | Asian Games 2018, Day 2: Updates, Score, Medals, UpdatesThe marquee matches saw Roman Reins lock horns against ‘the beast’ Brock Lesnar for the Universal title, while AJ Styles was matched-up with Samoa Joe for the WWE title. The feud between Daniel Bryan and The Miz also continued in a grudge match between both of them. In the women’s division Ronda Rousey was up against Alexa Bliss for the RAW Women’s title.Here are the complete results of WWE SummerSlam: KICK OFF SHOW United States Championship Match: Shinsuke Nakamura defended his title as he beat Jeff Hardy after finishing him off with a Kinshasa. Randy Orton made a special appearance after the match, but did nothing. Rusev and Lana were defeated by Andrade Almas and Zelina VegaCruiserweight Championship Match: Cedric Alexander retained his title as he defeated Drew Gulak.Raw Tag Team Championship Match: The champions B-Team defeated The Revival as Curtis Axel won the match for the champions after mistakenly countering an attack by The Revival. For all the Latest Sports News News, WWE Wrestling News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Big men look to continue improved production against High Point

first_imgSyracuse’s frontcourt production has been incredibly lopsided through 10 games this season.C.J. Fair and Jerami Grant dominate the touches in the high post and on the wing while SU’s trio of centers get minimal opportunities in the low post.But Sunday, Rakeem Christmas proved it may be worth giving him and DaJuan Coleman more designed plays on the block.“I thought Rakeem made a couple really good plays,” SU head coach Jim Boeheim said after the Orange’s 68-63 win over St. John’s. “I thought there were three or four more times where he was open, but we’re not used to getting him the ball.“We’ve got to get better at that. We’ve got to work at that. We need that threat down there in the low post.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textChristmas finished with eight points on 3-of-3 shooting against the Red Storm, including a flashy spin-to-the-right finish midway through the first half. Up until Sunday, Coleman’s baby hooks and putback layups highlighted the Syracuse centers’ near-nonexistent offensive production. But Christmas proved he can be counted on to balance the front court at times, as well.The duo will look to continue to increase its production when the No. 2 Orange (10-0) hosts High Point (3-6) on Friday at 7 p.m.“We’ve got to keep working on those two guys, getting them better offensively,” Boeheim said. “We’ve got to get better play inside, and that’s something that we’re working on really hard.”Boeheim said Mike Hopkins is at the heart of that work. Hopkins has been working with the big men to establish post-move repertoires since the start of the preseason. It showed in Coleman’s footwork and quick second-jumping ability early on, but Christmas’ growth hadn’t carried over to games until a two-possession series on Sunday.First Christmas drew a foul on Sir’Dominic Pointer on a strong take to the rim with 9:40 left in the first half. He made both free throws.Less than a minute later, he drove the ball from the high post, smoothly twisted through the paint and floated a shot up and in.“He’s making confident moves,” Fair said. “It’s good to see when Coach runs a play for him and he converts. It gives Coach confidence and him confidence.”But during the ensuing handful of possessions, Christmas established solid position on the block and his teammates failed to find him. Fair elected to swing the ball back around the perimeter and Tyler Ennis turned away from Christmas for a late Trevor Cooney cut.After the game, Grant echoed Boeheim’s statement that Christmas deserved more touches.“We’ve just got to get him the ball.” Grant said. “When he got the ball he scored or got fouled.”When Fair catches the ball on the baseline, or Grant in the high post, defenders have pressed up on them, and weak-side help has come off the centers to help on drives. But if Christmas and Coleman can knock down a couple more baskets each, those defenses will have to stay more balanced.That would also open up more shots for Cooney and Fair on the perimeter.“If the team’s knowing (Christmas) is going to score down low, it makes everybody’s job easier,” Fair said.High Point offers a chance to give both Christmas and Coleman additional opportunities in the paint against an inferior opponent.Maybe neither will emerge as a reliable offensive contributor, but there won’t be many chances for extra game reps after Friday.Boeheim said the team still has a long way to go to become a national contender, and a balanced front court would be a tremendous asset for the Orange.Said Grant: “All our post players are great in practice. They’re coming along in games now.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on December 19, 2013 at 4:27 pm Contact Stephen: | @Stephen_Bailey1last_img read more

Offense tops defense in football’s annual spring game

first_imgUSC spring football concluded on Saturday at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum after the annual spring game. With a thin depth chart, head coach Steve Sarkisian opted not to play a full split-squad game, instead running a similar system as last year, with a scoring system in place for both the offense and defense. With USC royalty from Hall of Famer Ronnie Lott to projected top-five pick Leonard Williams in attendance among the reported 22,788 fans, the Trojans took the field and showed off what they had been working on through 14 spring practices.Despite being in full pads, there wasn’t too much contact throughout the game, which meant that players such as tailback Justin Davis were a bit starved for touches, but this allowed USC’s lethal aerial attack take center stage. The Trojans’ top two signal callers both enjoyed productive days: senior starter Cody Kessler completed eight of 10 passes for 126 yards and a touchdown in his brief stint on the field, including a 60 yard bomb to redshirt sophomore receiver Steven Mitchell, who continued his head-turning spring with seven catches for 90 yards.Redshirt sophomore signal caller Max Browne has also impressed many this spring, and he didn’t disappoint on Saturday. Sarkisian said that the spring game “was Max Browne’s game,” and the young quarterback put up great numbers in what will likely be his most significant time on the field until Kessler’s departure after next season. Browne completed 24 out of 37 passes for 251 yards and two touchdowns with no turnovers, and his remarkable progress, despite a lack of game action, was not lost on his coach.“His game has drastically improved -— it’s very evident.” Sarkisian said. “As a coaching staff, [it] is very encouraging to us that our practices are that competitive. . . we can create [a competitive atmosphere that] can help a quarterback develop.”During last year’s spring game, the Trojan offense struggled as it adjusted to coach Sarkisian’s system during his first year in charge. This year, however, USC experienced no such offensive problems, which pleased Sarkisian.“I think it’s night and day [compared to last year],” Sarkisian said. “The guys are very comfortable in the system, and not just the system but the subtleties and nuances within the system.”When compared to last spring’s numbers, there is no doubt that this Trojan offense has become much more comfortable in Sarkisian’s system. In 2014, the offense fell to the defense by a score of 15-19, with Kessler completing five of 10 passes for 86 yards (Browne was five for 15, 65 yards). This year’s score was 37-23 in favor of the offense, and the quarterbacks’ stellar stat lines speak for themselves.It was widely expected that  wideout Nelson Agholor’s departure would leave a gaping hole in the Trojan receiving corps, but if this spring and the spring game are any indication, USC will be just fine. Sophomore JuJu Smith capped off a productive spring with an outstanding line of nine receptions for 152 yards and a touchdown, and junior Darreus Rogers and junior college transfer Isaac Whitney made four and five grabs respectively.“To me, the receiving corps were a real positive coming out of [spring practice] that I didn’t [anticipate],” Sarkisian said.The biggest surprise of the day came from walk-on redshirt junior Christian Tober, who nabbed two short touchdown catches: one from Kessler and one from Browne.The high-octane offense might have stolen the show on Saturday, but the plays made on the other side of the ball also hinted at a bright future. The defense forced three three-and-outs against the offense, redshirt sophomore Joel Foy recovered a fumble and redshirt freshman Jalen Jones picked off a Ricky Town pass. This was all without the wealth of defensive prospects arriving in the fall, including five-star cornerback Iman Marshall.The defensive line put pressure on the quarterback, though sacks were called very quickly throughout the game in order to minimize contact. Sarkisian was satisfied with what he saw from his front four but also noted it as an area of focus in the fall.“We need to get [the defensive line] healthy … [and] we need to get the influx of these freshmen that are coming in,” Sarkisian said. “To solidify that is going to be a big point of emphasis of ours when we come back for fall camp.”Meanwhile, kickers Matt Boermeester and Alex Wood continued their battle to replace the graduated Andre Heidari, and both played perfectly on Saturday. Redshirt sophomore Boermeester opened the scoring with a 52-yard boot before hitting a 39-yarder later on. Redshirt junior Wood turned in almost an identical performance, splitting the uprights on a 51-yard attempt after nailing a 35-yarder shortly following Boermeester’s first score.USC fans got their first look at four-star recruit Ricky Town on Saturday. Unfortunately, the Ventura native went zero for one, throwing his second pass for an interception. Sarkisian shrugged off Town’s early struggles, saying that it was “part of being a true freshman quarterback.”Sophomore safety John Plattenburg is still dealing with a sprained ankle and did not participate in the spring game.Sarkisian praised junior Su’a Cravens, calling the linebacker-safety “ridiculously talented” and saying that “his effort has been contagious.”USC opens the season on September 5 against Arkansas State.last_img read more

Mikel Ends Boro Stint with Goal, Seeks Fresh Challenges

first_img”I don’t know, you can never say never, that’s why I said they. My contract ends, if there’s a conversation, okay fine,” Mikel told BBC Sport.”It’s a great club, it’s a big club. They will find the right players, get that dressing room back and make sure next season they are in the playoffs or automatic promotion.”Asked if he would like to stay at Boro and if he has other options, Mikel answered : ”I don’t know, we’ll see what happens. I have conversation with my people and then we’ll see what comes out, options here and there.”There’s a lot of option but you always have to pick the right one, the one that is going to suit you and suit the way you play and what you want to achieve.”I still want to win trophies, so I will go somewhere where you know, the players, the fans and the team want to win.”That Mikel’s goal was his first in English League football since September 21, 2013 when he found the net in Chelsea’s 2-0 win against Fulham and his first strike in five years and 226 days.He made his 267th career appearance in the Premier League and Championship against The Millers, with 249 of those games in the colours of Chelsea.The Eagles captain penned the short term contract until the end of the 2018-2019 season after terminating his contract with Chinese Super League’s Tianjin Teda.Mikel appeared in nineteen matches across all competitions for Middlesbrough and captained the club in their last six games in the EFL Championship.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Super Eagles Captain John Mikel Obi waited till the last day of the regular season before netting his maiden goal for Middlesbrough in their 2-1 win against Rotherham United at the New York Stadium.The victory meant nothing to Boro and their fans as the 73 points they garnered in the Championship season could not guarantee them a place in the top six positions after Derby County defeated West Brom 3-1 in a simultaneous game.Speaking after the game, the former Chelsea stalwart strongly hinted that he was not extending his contract with Middlesbrough, stressing he has options elsewhere and wants to win trophies.last_img read more