Out of towners are loving our country lifestyle

first_imgA flat, lush and fertile block in one of Brisbane’s most beautiful rural-residential suburbs.“The people lived in that shed while they built the house,” Mr Flanigan said.The sellers were originally from Western Australia, and the buyers are a retired New South Wales couple keen to take over the homestead and start growing their own produce in the lush soils.Mr Flanigan said Brisbane’s rural residential property sales have been tracking nicely of late.“The market has been really good. We’ve always got people relocating from interstate that are looking for that country lifestyle and we’re still close enough to drive to Brisbane” he said. 2 Brady Street, Dayboro is “ … the best house I’ve seen in Dayboro,” according to its selling agent.There’s something about Dayboro’s rolling hills and broad green expanses that goes beyond local appeal.It’s also striking when someone has built a beautiful new home on one of these lush allotments to create a picture-perfect setting.It’s this sort of green-change scenario that resulted in the sale of 2 Brady Rd, Dayboro on 11th May for $940,000.With 23 years in the business, Michael Flanigan, principal at ME Property Sales, was glowing in his assessment too.“In my opinion, it’s the best house I’ve seen in Dayboro,” he said.The four-bedroom, three-bathroom home has 460sq m of floor space with a crisp, clean colour pallet and a northerly aspect to catch the country sun.The internal finish is high-end too, and with three additional living spaces plus a study, there’s plenty to discover.More from newsLand grab sees 12 Sandstone Lakes homesites sell in a week21 Jun 2020Tropical haven walking distance from the surf9 Oct 2019The finishes are definitely high-endMr Flanigan said the house could also be adapted for dual living, which is great for teenagers, visitors or elderly relatives.The 6005sq m block of land is cleared and flat and the detached shed is fitted out with bathroom and kitchen facilities.last_img read more

Homes with drone landing pads to hit the market within five years

first_imgDrone operator Tony Gilbert said drone delivery was an idea well worth exploring. IMAGE: Claudia BaxterFor drone operator Tony Gilbert, who specialises in aerial mapping for engineers, surveyors, developers, building designers and other commercial organisations, the future or drone delivery is not a joke.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus13 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market13 hours ago“I think it’s a really great use of the technology, a logical use of the technology,” Mr Gilbert said.“Anywhere where you can reduce the cost of ordinary everyday product by using technology, it’s well worthwhile exploring.” While it may sound like the plot of a Ken Saunders book, it could in fact become a reality in just a few years.In Saunders’ book 2028, there are no longer postal delivery by postmen/women. Instead, drones deliver the mail and provide surveillance for ASIO.Saunders said he wrote the first draft of his “comedy” novel 2028 in 2015.“It wasn’t so much an attempt to predict the future, but more to describe a world where some of the not very good ideas around today have developed in slightly preposterous ways that sort of make sense, almost.”Saunders put pen to paper in a comical way, but builder Rivergum Homes design director John Eckert said the reality was that drone landing pads would become a viable option for new houses in the not-to-distant future. Tony Gilbert uses drones for aerial mapping. IMAGE: Claudia BaxterA Queensland builder has predicted a new wave of home designs incorporating drone landing pads could hit the property market in as little as three years. MORE: Cattle baron’s fun house for rent Printing a house to live in RELATED:center_img A year-long trial backed by Google, Project Wing, wrapped up in the ACT a fortnight ago; now the company has set its sights on launching the world’s first commercial delivery drone operation in urban Canberra before June.Civil Aviation Safety Authority corporate communications manager Peter Gibson said the trial to deliver fast-food from unmanned aircraft in Bonython was the only one like it in the world.“Google decided to come all the way from the West Coast of the US about two years ago,” Mr Gibson said.“They said under Australia’s rules a lot of the regulatory issues they would have faced in America were already solved because we had a set of clear rules of what they could and couldn’t do.”He said when it came to drone deliveries becoming mainstream, the world was still in trial and developmental stage.“Particularly getting the unmanned traffic systems right so the drones can fly safely and navigate their way around without running into obstacles or themselves,” he said.“If you’re a homeowner, it’s not something you could envisage using in the medium to near future, but in the long term it’s highly likely yes.”Mr Gibson said the landing pads could have more practical applications, such as a portable structure to land a drone after a shark patrol on the South Coast of New South Wales he witnessed.“Local council had paid a company to move up and down it’s beaches to do shark patrols and he had a little piece of metal on the sand with ‘H; on it, like helicopter and he put traffic cones in a circle 30m out so it would keep people away,” he said.Mr Eckert said as drone delivery systems continued to be tested and explored, it was hard to put an exact date on when it will be integrated into day-to-day lives.“But it’s certainly something that Rivergum Homes will be prepared for when the time comes, whether that be three or five years down the track.” No I think it’s really is a great use of the technology anywhere you can reduce the cost of ordinary everyday product.Mainly we are assisting surveying and engineers survey principals across large area — time consuming and intensive we allow use those across large areas for roads and new developments. The key to surviving your kids on their wildest days An artists’ impression of Rivergum Homes’ future drone landing pads to be incorporated into Queensland homes.“When I think of how online shopping has evolved in the last decade, it’s easy to see how this will affect the design of our homes to allow for a superior delivery experience,” he said.“Looking to the future, drones would certainly offer a unique way of maximising roof space with the inclusion of landing pads integrated onto the roof or into backyard designs to meet the advances in lifestyles.” >>FOLLOW EMILY BLACK ON FACEBOOK<<last_img read more

Scott scores opening night win at Farley

first_imgBy Jerry MackeyFARLEY, Iowa (May 5) – Farley Speedway held its 2017 season opening point races on Friday night and Johnny Scott of Cameron, Missouri advanced from a sixth row start to score an impres­sive IMCA Modified win.Scott took the 20-lap feature win ahead of Jeff Larson and J.D. Auringer.Tyler Soppe continued his early season hot streak with another Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod feature win, this one ahead of Tim Plummer and Austin Heacock.IMCA Late Models brought the night’s racing action to a close with Joel Callahan scoring the 25-lap feature win ahead of Justin Kay and Jeremiah Hurst.last_img read more

Cricket News Twenty20 series win has given us confidence to compete: Peter Handscomb

first_imghighlights Ashton Turner scored a fifty in just his second ODI.Peter Handscomb scored his maiden ODI century.Australia chased down 359, their biggest total in a chase in India. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Although Handscomb’s maiden ton and the partnership of 192 with Khawaja (91) had put Australia on course, it was Ashton Turner’s blazing 84 off 43 balls that helped Australia achieve a world record in Mohali. When asked about Turner’s batting, Handscomb described it as ‘playing stickcricket’. “We have seen him do this in Big Bash and couple of times now and now to see him come in at international stage and play an innings of this kind is phenomenal and he will take a lot of confidence from this,” Handscomb said. The fact that Handscomb, Turner and Khawaja negotiated the spin trio of Kedar Jadhav, Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav successfully along with Jasprit Bumrah, the right-hander from Victoria said that it was still tough negotiating him. “Jadhav is not an easy customer because he doesn’t get bounce and its actually tough to get under it so we looked to play good strong shots against him. With Bumrah, we are just respecting him as much as possible and just try and play good shots against him,” Handscomb remarked.The century represents a major turning point for Handscomb in his career. He was dropped from the Test squad after his form dipped following an excellent start to his career. He worked with Chris Rogers on his technique and in the JLT One Day Cup in Australia, he managed to achieve good success. “I am happy, I did not know, I was going to play ODI again and it’s funny how things change and its nice to get opportunity to play for Australia and take it and have faith from selectors to keep me in that was nice to get it today pretty special,” Handscomb said. Mohali: Australia had stumbled in their chase of 359, losing Aaron Finch and Shaun Marsh cheaply. However, Peter Handscomb and Usman Khawaja steadied the ship and kept Australia in the hunt with a 192-run stand, the highest third-wicket stand by a visiting team in ODIs in India. Handscomb scored his maiden century but it was Ashton Turner who turned the match on it’s head, blasting 84 off 43 balls to help Australia achieve the highest successful chase by a visiting team against India in their home town. The series is level 2-2 and not many would have expected the scoreline, considering the problems that Australia were facing in ODIs in the last couple of seasons. The team has not won an ODI since 2017 and both their batting and bowling has shown inconsistency. Speaking in the post-match press conference, Handscomb remarked that the team was drawing confidence from their performances in the Twenty20 Internationals and this has put them in good shape even in the ODIs. “If you look at the ODI series in Australia, we made good progress there. We started to develop our own batting plan and looked to keep getting better with each game. We started of here nicely getting two wins in T20s and built confidence. We were close in the first few games and then we started to click and in these two games and hopefully that builds momentum going forward,” Handscomb said. Australia won the first ODI in Vizag when Umesh Yadav could not defend 14 runs in the final over while Glenn Maxwell’s third T20I century helped Australia win a Twenty20 series in India for the first time. The series could well have gone in their favour had Marcus Stoinis not been dismissed in the final over when Australia lost the Nagpur ODI by eight runs. last_img read more

Football News Argentina Vs Chile: Goalless Draw In Lionel Messi-Less Friendly

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Football News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Los Angels: Argentina and Chile ground out a 0-0 draw on Thursday in a niggly friendly international between the two South American rivals. Argentina, missing the suspended Lionel Messi and several other European-based stars including Sergio Aguero and Angel Di Maria, enjoyed the better chances but were unable to find a goal in front of a sparsely populated Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Chile, with Alexis Sanchez leading their attack, were similarly uninspired in front of goal.Thursday’s game was the latest instalment of an increasingly bitter rivalry between the two sides who met in both the 2015 and 2016 Copa America finals, won by Chile on each occasion. The two sides also faced off in this year’s Copa, with Argentina winning a third-place play-off.The intense rivalry was evident throughout, with US referee Jair Marrufo showing no fewer than 10 yellow cards in an often ill-tempered contest.Chile midfielder Charles Aranguiz was lucky to stay on the pitch after picking up an early booking and then committing a brutal stamp on Tottenham Hotspur’s Giovani Lo Celso in the first half.Marrufo had brandished his yellow card three times within the first 15 minutes, cautioning Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Leandro Paredes in the sixth minute for a rugged tackle on Sanchez.Aranguiz got Chile’s retaliation in moments later, flattening Rodrigo De Paul to earn a yellow card before later flying in on Lo Celso.Argentina came closest to breaking the deadlock on 23 minutes, Lo Celso releasing Lautaro Martinez on the edge of the area who teed up Paulo Dybala for a shot that was superbly saved by Chile’s Manchester City reserve goalkeeper Claudio Bravo.Chile’s best chance of the half came five minutes from half-time, with Aranguiz forcing a save from Porto goalkeeper Agustin Marchesin.River Plate defender Lucas Martinez Quarta almost gave Argentina the lead in the second half, glancing De Paul’s cross just wide.Chile then missed a golden chance to go in front when Eduardo Vargas cut back to find Cesar Pinares only for the midfielder’s shot to clip the top of the bar.The game deteriorated thereafter with both teams making a flurry of substitutions and the play often interrupted by fouls.Quarta missed the chance to give Argentina a late winner, causing problems with his aerial power.Once again though the centre-half was left frustrated, his header from hitting the bar. last_img read more

What channel is NASCAR on today? Time, TV schedule for Sonoma race

first_imgWhat channel is the NASCAR race on today? What time does the NASCAR race start? These are the questions that plague race fans every Sunday, when each Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race will be on either Fox or FS1 for the first half of the 2019 season with differing start times.As for Sunday’s Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway, the first of three road course races on the Cup Series schedule, the channel that will broadcast the race is FS1. The start time for the race at Sonoma is 3 p.m. ET, and the start time for the pre-race show on FS1 is 2:30 p.m. ET. MORE: Watch the Sonoma race live with fuboTV (7-day trial)The 3 p.m. ET start time for Sunday’s Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma is only the second such start time this season (Texas was the other). As for the TV channel, the NASCAR Cup Series returns to FS1 for the final time this season. As part of Fox’s TV deal with NASCAR for the 2019 season, Fox was slated to show nine Cup races this year, and FS1 was scheduled to show eight, including the All-Star Race.Sunday’s Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway, which will consist of three stages (20 laps, 20 laps, 50 laps), is the 17th race on the NASCAR Cup Series schedule (16th when not counting the All-Star Race).Sonoma Raceway, located at Sears Point in the southern Sonoma Mountains in Sonoma, Calif., has been reconfigured back to its original 2.52-mile configuration. For the first time in 22 years, the course will again use the “The Carousel” turn, a tight corner that leads to the track’s long straightaway and hairpin turn. So this race actually will be 226.8 miles around the hilly road coarse.Below is all the info you need regarding how to watch Sunday’s NASCAR race at Sonoma.What channel is NASCAR on today? Time, TV for Sonoma raceRace: Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma RacewayDate: Sunday, June 23Start time: 3 p.m. ETTV channel: FS1Live stream: Fox Sports Go | fuboTVRadio: PRN, SiriusXM NASCAR RadioThe Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway on Sunday will be the eighth and final race of the season to be shown on FS1. NBC and NBCSN will take over as the broadcast networks for the second half of the season, starting at Chicagoland next week. That also means this race will be the last for retiring Fox broadcaster Darrell Waltrip after 19 years on the network.In addition to the TV coverage on FS1, Sunday’s race at Sonoma is available via live stream through Fox Sports Go or fuboTV. New fuboTV users can sign up with a seven-day free trial.MORE: Who will replace Waltrip in the Fox NASCAR broadcast booth?In a development that shocks nobody, Joe Gibbs Racing drivers Kyle Busch and Martin Truex Jr. are being tabbed as two of the favorites to win Sunday’s road race at Sonoma. They are the only two-time Sonoma winners in the field, evidence of their driving skills on such a physically demanding track.”It’s different, for sure,” Busch said this week. “There are a lot of guys out there who have the road racing background, who know a heck of a lot more about road racing and technique than we do. The neat thing about road racing is just being able to have — it’s like — a vacation weekend. You just go out there and have fun and do the best you can and you’ll either do really well or you’ll do really badly, and you just go on to the next one. We don’t have a lot of testing for it and you try to pick up on it but, with respect to who you’re racing, you can expect to race a little bit of a different crowd.”I think the biggest thing you do for Sonoma is watch some film, look at things from the past few years that have worked and some things that haven’t, and look at what has made you better there. You always have to be mindful of what has made you good there and what you can improve on.”MORE: Full 2019 NASCAR Cup Series schedule As for Joey Logano, the driver who stole the NASCAR Cup Series points lead from Busch last week with his win at Michigan, the Team Penske driver has never won at Sonoma. Logano does have two top-fives and four top-10 finishes in 10 starts at this road course, but his 18 laps led (over three races) at Sonoma is his third-lowest laps led mark of any track the series currently visits. The only other tracks at which he has led fewer laps are the other road courses, Watkins Glen (nine) and the Charlotte ROVAL (zero).Also among the favorites Sunday at Sonoma are Stweart-Haas Racing drivers Kevin Harvick and Clint Bowyer. Harvick, who won at Sonoma two years ago, has finished sixth or better in the last four consecutive races at this track. Even without a win so far this season, Harvick is only two points behind three-time race winner Brad Keselowski, who is third in the points standings.As for Bowyer, he boasts the best career average finish at Sonoma in the field (10.077), the third best mark all-time behind only Jeff Gordon (8.304) and the late Dale Earnhardt (8.583).last_img read more

Sumner Sheriff Weekly bookings: June 10- June 17, 2013

first_imgAsbury, Christopher19Wellington, Ks815 N Woodlawn #148 WellingtonWellington PDAgg. Battery, Agg. Assault, Criminal Threat and Disorderly Conduct6/13/13 Scott, Andre32Wichita, KSKansas Star CasinoKRGCManipulating gaming device6/15/13 Dossey, Tiana N45Mulvane, KS416 E. Bridge, Mulvane KSSUSOServing Sentence6/14/13 NameAgeHome TownLocation of ArrestAgencyChargesDate of Arr Reusch, Wesley Markus20Wellington, Ks1000 W 8th, Wellington KsWellington PDTheft of services6/15/13 Moor, Thomas53Mulvane, KS807 1/2 S College, Mulvane KsMulvane PDDV battery6/11/13 Monday 0800  to  Monday 0800 Jones, Carl E.50Wichita, KS500 N. Washington, Wellington KsSUSOProbation Violation6/10/13 Johnson, Jason38Wellington, Ks817 W 8th, Wellington, KsWellington PDDriving while suspended6/10/13 Cady, Shawn31Wichita, KS610 E. Hillside, Wellington KsSUSOServing Sentence6/10/13 Baker, Timothy42Wichita, KS777 Kansas Star DriveMulvane PDPossession of Meth, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia6/12/13 Buffington, John K35Homeless200 N C Wellington KsWellington PDObstruction of Legal Process, Sedgwick County Warrant for P.V.6/12/13 Stover, Courtny22Wellington, Ks100 N Washington, Wellington KsWellington PDBattery6/15/13 WEEKLY   BOOKINGS06/10/2013 thru 06/17/2013 Young, Lana L.50Wellington, Ks1000 W. 8th Street, Wellington KsWellington PDD.U.I., T.O.C. and Refusal of B.A.T.6/12/13 Sanders, Jenny29Wellington, Ks610 E Hillside Wellington KsBondsmanFTA6/11/13 Franks, Starkell26Wichita, KS610 E Hillside Wellington KsSUSOServing Sentence6/11/13center_img Goings, Joseph32Columbus, KS1205 N C Wellington KSSUSOFalse Impersonation, Harass by Telecom device6/12/13 Hill, Kyle21Lake of Ozarks MO500 N Washington Wellington KSSUSOSg County warrant6/12/13 Herl, Shirley34Wellington, Ks2022 E 16th, Wellington KsWellington PDTheft6/14/13 Seaton, Floyd R29Wichita, KSSedgwick CountySedgwick SOFailure to Appear6/13/13 Shockley, Michael J28Wellington, Ks500 N. Washington, Wellington KsSUSOServing Sentence6/13/13 Church, Dale74Wellington, Ks913 E 12thSUSOProbation Violation and Harrassment by Telephone6/10/13 Hollis, Kenneth L50Belle Plaine, KS1625 E 60th Ave, Belle Plaine, KSSUSODV Battery, Criminal Threat6/12/13 Ribordy, McKenzie24Derby, KS433 E Blair Mulvane, KSMulvane PDDUI, no insurance6/14/13 Ryberg, Kathleen18Wellington, Ks1009 Shady Lane Ct, Wellington KsWellington PDDUI, No Insurance, Minor in Possession6/16/13 O’Neal, Brandon L.20Conway Springs Ks.610 E. Hillside, Wellington KsState Fire MarshallAggravated Arson6/12/13 Beltz, James23Belle Plaine, KS521 W 7th Belle PlaineBPPDCriminal Damage to Property (F), Criminal Damage to Property (M), Criminal Threat (WARRANT ARRESTS)6/10/13 Nance, Benjamin33Derby, KS101 S. Rock Rd., Derby, KSSUSOServing Sentence6/14/13 Daves, William33Wellington, Ks100 N Washington, Wellington KsWellington PDBattery6/15/13 Harlan, Sarah M30Mulvane, KS1520 Rockwood Mulvane, KSMulvane PDFailure to Appear6/13/13 The following are the Sumner County Sheriff jail bookings for June 10 to June 17, 2013:last_img read more