The Jetsons house of tomorrow, here today

first_img‘Dome house’ which is finished with ROCKCOTE render.Welcome to the future.While it may look like something straight from The Jetsons, it’s not an artist’s impression. This house is right here, right now and was doable thanks to a Sunshine Coast-based national company’s product and their highly trained tradespeople.The products used included Rockcote’s cement, polymer-modified powder blend render externally, and water-based, acrylic compound render inside.Rockcote, based in Yandina, worked in conjunction with renderers and fully qualified Rockcote master artisans Render X’s Matt Jamieson and Gold Coast Render Technologies’ Chris Porpep.The products used included Rockcote’s cement, polymer-modified powder blend render externally, and water-based, acrylic compound render inside.>>FOLLOW EMILY BLACK ON FACEBOOK< read more

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Take up your cross

first_img Share 36 Views   no discussions FaithLifestyleLocalNews Take up your cross by: – June 27, 2011 Tweet Sharecenter_img Share Sharing is caring! Photo credit: rockrunner.blogs.comJesus says that every disciple must take up his or her cross daily and follow him. How this has been understood, however, has always been a cause of some confusion. The cross has been equated with all and every kind of suffering, with the implication that it all has to be “taken up.” The simplicity, however, is won at too great a price, because forms of suffering are not all the same.   You have, first of all, voluntary suffering, the highest form of which is martyrdom. This is the  story of countless men and women of all ages and cultures who have followed Jesus at the cost of their lives. They have said in a variety of voices and ways that their obedience was more important than life, and that taking up the cross was a cost they were glad to bear.Then there’s involuntary suffering, the sort of suffering implied in child and domestic abuse, for instance. You can’t speak of this as a cross that victims must take up. This is suffering that destroys, that must therefore be fought against. We must remember that the same Lord who said we must take up our cross also said ‘I have come that that they may have life and have it to the full.’In an imperfect world with imperfect people, however, there will always be room for cross-bearing. Anyone who works to not only to alleviate suffering but to improve and better less than human situations encounters disappointment, or feels discouraged at how difficult it is to change anything,  and how intractable obstacles often seem.We don’t have to pretend to be unaffected by this. By definition a cross is not lightweight; it’s  something one struggles under. Jesus fell three times under the weight of his.  Simon Tugwell, the Dominican spiritual writer, once remarked that the grace we receive to bear our crosses is the grace to bear them weakly.Another thing to think about is that a cross need not be an external or an exterior burden. The cross we may have to bear most routinely is ourselves. How so?  It’s when we see how deeply ingrained some of our habits are, how slow we are to become better, how progress often seems only to amount to contending with the same dreary faults and sins. At such times, bearing the cross simply means bearing with ourselves, and doing so courageously and without self-pity.Finally we don’t have to carry our crosses alone.  Bearing the cross is not a matter of independence and stoic endurance. It involves consenting to be helped, and being thankful for the encouragement and gestures of solidarity we receive from others. Our crosses also put us in solidarity with all suffering Christians throughout the world. It is an essential part of our eucharistic communion, part too of our solidarity in the communion of saints.By: Father Henry Charles Ph.dlast_img read more

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ROBERT B. BRADLEY age 89

first_imgRobert Byron Bradley, age 89 of Brookville, Indiana died Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at Covered Bridge Health Campus in Seymour, Indiana.Born March 6, 1928 in Whitewater Township, Franklin County, Indiana he was the son of the late Reas & Caroline (Mueller) Bradley. On April 22, 1946 he and the former Harriett R. Flack were united in marriage and she preceded him in death on September 16, 2014.As a young man he became interested in airplanes & aviation, and acquired his private Pilot’s License before his drivers license. In high school he was a member of the Civil Air Patrol, and also worked at the Hamilton Airport until which time he joined the U.S. Navy near the end of World War II. After his Honorable Discharge he returned home and began a 33 year career at General Electric in Evendale where he was manager of the jet engine instrumentation lab. He was also a graduate of Watchmakers School and a Certified Master Watchmaker. Upon retirement from GE he and his wife purchased Ritzi Jewelers in Brookville and operated it until 2012.He was a member of St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church; the Bernard Hurst Post #77 of the American Legion; the Disabled American Veterans; as well as being an active member of the American Watchmakers Institute. He was a founding Board Member of the Franklin County Water Association. He was able to participate in the Honor Flight to Washington, DC., for the WWII Veterans. The things he treasured most in life were his family and flying.Survivors include three sons & daughters-in-law, Robert J. (Joyce) Bradley and Howard A. (Colleen) Bradley all of Cedar Grove, Indiana, Donald H. (Kathleen) Bradley of Seymour, Indiana; a sister Marlene Skeoch of Dunkirk, Indiana; five grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; as well as several nieces & nephews.In addition to his parents and wife, Harriett, he was preceded in death by a sister Kathryn Thalheimer.Family & friends may visit from 4 until 7:00 P.M. on Monday, April 24, 2017 at Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home, 1025 Franklin Ave., Brookville.The Very Rev. Sean R. Danda will officicate the Mass of Christian burial on Tuesday, April 25, 2017, 10:30 A.M., at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church, 145 St. Michaels Blvd., Brookville. Burial with full military graveside honors by the Bernard Hurst Post #77 of the American Legion will follow in St. Michael Catholic Cemetery in Brookville.Memorial contributions may be directed to the Brookville Foundation. Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home is honored to once again serve the Bradley family. To sign the online guest book or send personal condolences please visit www.phillipsandmeyers.comlast_img read more

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Andersen scores big win at Eagle

first_imgBy Greg SoukupEAGLE, Neb. (July 9) – Shelly Andersen was the NAPA IMCA Northern SportMod winner dur­ing the Freedom Fest program Saturday at Eagle Raceway.This is Andersen’s first season back in the car after taking two years off to give birth to her daugh­ter Lexi.“The car felt really good tonight. Roger Sluka and Bruce Haskell do wonders with it. My cousin Jessie passed away Tuesday and I talked to my aunt on the way out to the races tonight,” she said. “This win is dedicated to Jessie and my family.”Jack Dover made a fantastic run in the RaceSaver IMCA EMI Sprint Car main after coming through the B and moving from his 16th starting spot to take the checkers. Dover’s only previous Racesaver Sprint Car victory came two years previous when he took the crown for the Sprint Nation­als.Rik Gropp raced to his first Kaplan University IMCA Modified victory since he took home the tro­phy in the 2008 Icebreaker Challenge.Travis Albracht made his first visit to the winner’s circle at Eagle following the Valentino’s IMCA Hobby Stock feature while Cole Krichau raced from 11th starting to win the Mountain Dew Kick Start IMCA Sport Compact main event.last_img read more

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Why we signed Aruna Quadri – German Club

first_imgRelatedPosts Club’s server collapses over ticket demand for first Bundesliga game in 11 years Awoniyi joins Union Berlin on loan Minister gives condition for resumption of contact sports The management of German Club, TTC RhönSprudel Maberzell Fulda, has said they signed up Aruna Quadri following his exploits across the globe, particularly with his performance against German sports hero, Timo Boll, at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil. In a related development on Tuesday, the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, has hailed Quadri’s movement to Germany. “We celebrate Aruna Quadri, Africa’s number one tennis player on the signing with German Bundesliga Table Tennis league from next season. We congratulate him. All the Way,” declared Dare on his Twitter handle. Writing on its website on Wednesday after the unveiling of the Nigerian, the club said: “When looking for a suitable candidate to compensate for the departure of service provider Croatia’s Tomislav Pucar, the TTC has now found what it is looking for: Quadri Aruna (born August 9, 1988 in Oyo, Nigeria) will strengthen the TTC from next season!. “The 31-year-old Nigerian has repeatedly caused a sensation in the table tennis world in recent years that at the 2016 Olympic Games, he threw the world rankings seventh Chuang Chih-Yuan and Timo Boll out of the competition. Last year he beat top Japanese player Jun Mizutani at the Bulgarian Open. Aruna Quadri, who is currently playing for the Portuguese first division club “Sporting Lisbon”, also knows the Bundesliga players well. “He recently won against top Bundesliga players Kirill Gerassimenko (Bremen), Ricardo Walther (Düsseldorf) and Darko Jorgic (Saarbrücken) and scored in 2018 twice in the Champions League match against Borussia Düsseldorf. In future, the TTC will be ideally equipped to survive in the Bundesliga.” With an option of extending the contract, the club said: “Aruna Quadri receives a one-year contract with an option for the TTC to add another year. Incidentally, Aruna’s most important sporting goal is this year’s Olympic Games in Tokyo.” Quadri will team up with German international, Ruwen Filus, who is one of the best defender in the world, as the German has extended his contract by two years with the Central Germany-based club.Tags: aruna quadriBundesligaSunday DareTomislav PucarTTC RhonSprudel Maberzell Fuldalast_img read more

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Wenger unlikely to face push action

first_img Because the referee dealt with the matter as he saw it during the match, Press Association Sport understands the FA is unlikely to open a disciplinary case, unless the officials’ report highlights something extraordinary. The governing body are, however, expected to write to both clubs following the delayed kick-off by some 15 minutes after a flare was let off outside the entrance to the visiting end, which caused turnstiles to be closed so smoke could clear before allowing fans back into the corner of the Shed End. Arsenal lost the match 2-0, and suffered a first Premier League defeat of the season. The Gunners are eighth, but just four points behind second-placed Manchester City, although now nine adrift of leaders Chelsea. It is Arsenal’s second worst league start to a season under Wenger. However, centre-back Per Mertesacker – who was caught out of position as Diego Costa broke away for the late second goal – believes Arsenal can learn from the disappointments of Sunday to push on again after the international break. “We were much more competitive and we defended much better (than last season), so that is what we can take, but Chelsea were still better and we have to learn quickly,” he said. “At times we were good, but not good enough to score a goal. “Defensively we made two wrong decisions and we missed the final touch in the last third and the final ball – that was the difference. “We can take some positives out of this game but there’s still something to do. “We think so (we are in a better place than last season), but we have to prove it.” Arsenal had taken Galatasaray apart 4-1 in the Champions League on Wednesday night with a hat-trick from England forward Danny Welbeck, but did not really cause Chelsea’s resolute backline many problems. Midfielder Jack Wilshere took a heavy touch when played in on goal late in the first half as the ball ran through to the goalkeeper, on what he felt was just one of those days for the Gunners. Wilshere said on Arsenal Player: “We had periods of possession when it felt like we were on top and we had a few half-chances, but we didn’t create a clear-cut opportunity – maybe on another day we would score one of those half-chances and create a few more. “We had strong periods of possession against a strong defensive unit. “They play with magic, they brought (John Obi) Mikel on and they were obviously worried about our threat going forward. “I thought we controlled the game in the second half until the goal, and then once that goes in, we threw everyone forward. “It was obviously better than last year’s result (a 6-0 loss to Chelsea), but at the end of the day we still have the same outcome: no points and a disappointed team.” Press Association Wenger confronted Mourinho in the technical area just after a bad foul from Gary Cahill on Alexis Sanchez midway through the first half, the Frenchman afterwards accepting he gave the Chelsea boss a “little” push, which he defended. The managers had to be separated at the time by fourth official Jon Moss, before they were called over by referee Martin Atkinson, who gave them both a stern dressing down and warned any further transgressions would see them sent to the stands. Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is unlikely to face any disciplinary action from the Football Association for pushing Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho during a heated touchline bust-up in Sunday’s Barclays Premier League match at Stamford Bridge. last_img read more

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ACA holds social event for students

first_imgFrom brain teasers to major-specific challenges, students will have the opportunity to team up and compete for four free Disneyland tickets at “The Academic Race” today.The event, hosted by the Academic Culture Assembly, will take place on McCarthy Quad from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Chick-fil-A sandwiches will also be provided to all participants.“We really hope to mix up the student population because at school, you usually meet people in your major and not other majors,” said Frank Chen, director of the Academic Cultural Assembly. “We wanted to create an event that mixes people of different majors to get together and work toward a common goal.”The event is loosely based on the popular TV show The Amazing Race and will have a similar set of rules.Students are asked to form teams of four. Teams will start out at the first station with a problem. Upon solving the problem, they will receive a clue to the next station. The team that completes the problem at the last station with the fewest penalties will be the winner. There will be 10 stations total.“We want this to be a way for [students] to spark interests in other fields,” Chen said. “We want to get students talking about what they’ve learned in their majors and to share it with each other.”Although students are encouraged to RSVP before the event, it is not required.“We’re trying to get 150 students to attend,” Chen said. “Right now we have about 10 to 15 teams, but we’re hoping that more people will come.”Helen Yuan, campus relations director of the Academic Cultural Assembly, said they did not originally plan for many people to attend the event.“Our limit is 20 teams,” Yuan said. “It’s the first year, so I’m not expecting too much, but hopefully it will be great.”Although this is the first time the event has been held, Yuan, who came up with the event idea, hopes it will become an annual event.“I’m really excited to see if everything works out and if people like the event,” Yuan said. “I think it’s great to let people of different majors interact and to emphasize people’s strengths.”last_img read more

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All-around performance from freshman Ella Saada pushes Syracuse past Georgia Tech, 3-0

first_img Published on October 8, 2017 at 5:41 pm Contact David: ddschnei@syr.edu Georgia Tech was one point away from topping Syracuse in the second set to tie the match when Jalissa Trotter popped the ball high in the air toward Ella Saada. Saada cocked back, ready to power the ball straight into the Yellow Jacket’s side of the court.But, rather than crushing the ball, Saada provided a deft touch, lifting the ball over the top of two GT blockers. The ball hung in the air before dropping to the hardwood past the outstretched arms of a Yellow Jacket defender. The clever shot evened the score at 24, and Syracuse went on to take the set 27-25.“I’m always trying to be smart,” Saada said. “Always trying to put the ball in the right place.”Saada’s all-around performance of 16 kills, 11 digs and two blocks drove Syracuse (13-6, 5-1 Atlantic Coast) over Georgia Tech (7-10, 2-4), 3-0, in straight sets, 25-18, 27-25, 25-19, Friday afternoon at the Women’s Building.Saada left a mark early, recording three kills and a block in the game’s first 10 points. She showed off her defensive ability soon after, laying out flat on her stomach to keep the ball alive, ultimately leading to a kill by Anastasiya Gorelina. Offensively, Saada co-led the team in kills with 16, boasting a hitting percentage of .371.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textIn three of her past four games, the Kfar Masaryk, Israel native has tallied 13 or more kills. Her offensive contributions have been a big part of SU’s four-game winning streak.“Teams from the ACC watch a lot of film,” Santita Ebangwese said. “They realize who our heavy hitters are, so they can’t leave someone or cheat on the block. They have to respect each person. Because of that, it gives (Saada) a lot of holes and areas to put the ball away.”Through the final two sets, Saada continued to fill up the stat sheet, finishing with 11 digs, the second-most on the team behind Belle Sand (16). When the Yellow Jackets pressed hard to dig into the Orange’s third set lead, Saada and Sand stayed composed, keeping balls alive, eventually leading to GT attack errors or Syracuse kills. Three of SU’s final five points of the match were from Saada, including two kills and a service ace.“It provides stability for the team” head coach Leonid Yelin said of Saada’s all-around play. “It’s the reason why last week she was the freshman of the week in the conference.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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Corcoran: Almost everyone profiting from tournament

first_imgIt’s called March Madness for a reason, but this year’s NCAA tournament has brought a whole new level to the madness, verging on all out anarchy. Not only is the ludicrousness in the last few years good news for the underdogs in the brackets, it’s even better news for the NCAA.The governing body of college athletics wasn’t originally founded on the principles of turning every human against one another all in the pursuit of Warren Buffett’s $1 billion, but that’s what it has become. It’s not that the NCAA wants to pit families against one another and create offices where the only thing that gets done is dreaming up new ways to watch the tournament and keep your boss in the dark about your lack of activity. But hey, the NCAA has struck gold that just keeps skyrocketing in value, so why not take advantage of it?The NCAA doesn’t have jurisdiction over who is giving away a billion dollars for a perfect bracket and it’s not directly responsible for all the rampant gambling that takes place. But the organization is not exactly stopping people from ramping up the hype for March Madness, and there’s no reason to stop anyone.These complete strangers are driving the money making machine while those in the NCAA office in Indianapolis can just sit and bathe in the money or whatever it is they do with all the cold, hard cash they’re rolling in these days. In fact, in the documentary, “Schooled: The Real Price of College Athletics,” it was estimated that the NCAA makes around $800 million a year from the NCAA tournament alone. I’d say that’s probably plenty of money to bathe in. Heck, they probably have swimming pools full.But the NCAA isn’t the only one profiting either. CBS and Turner Broadcasting System, which owns TNT, TBS and TruTV, make a lot of money because of their rights to broadcast the tournament. “How nice,” you say to yourself when you can watch all the games of the tournament online without even needing cable. It’s almost like you get to watch for free or something.But the next time you watch a game online, look just a little closer at the bottom of NCAA.com. It’s a nonprofit website probably run by the NCAA, right? Wrong. I didn’t realize this myself until last year when I looked closer and noticed the website is part of Bleacher Report, a subsidiary of the Turner conglomerate. And the only reason they show the tournament for “free” online is because commercials come as part of the viewing experience — no matter where you go you can’t escape the power of commercialism.Speaking of which, the companies that have their advertisements on during the tournament can’t be forgotten about either. This group, although it might not make money, contributes some $1.15 billion in TV ad dollars during the tournament, which is more than any of the big three professional postseasons, the NBA, MLB and yes, even more than the NFL and advertising giant the Super Bowl. The best of the best make their case to the NCAA and the TV partners in hopes they might get a piece of the pie. Maybe, just maybe, that company can be one of the corporate partners of the NCAA one day.Gosh, nothing sounds better with basketball than AT&T, am I right? Although that partnership is not nearly as synonymous as the NCAA and Coca Cola because, let’s be honest, nothing goes with athletics more than a beverage that depletes the calcium in your bones.Sarcasm aside, I’ve strayed much too far from my point, which I’ve completely forgotten since I got tangled up in the mangled mess of money. Actually, come to think of it, since I started talking about the NCAA, TV and advertising, I feel like I have forgotten about something else too. Oh, right, that’s what it was: I forgot to discuss the real purpose of the tournament — playing basketball.Who cares, though? Someone will end up winning and someone will end up losing and based off of the actual bracket, I must have haphazardly assembled mine in the midst of a nightmare. Never mind the rest of my bracket; the only reason I’m even writing this column is for the pay check. March Madness is even kind to my wallet.Yes, it seems like all is well with the tournament. Ratings through the first three rounds have hit their highest mark since 1993, and the first week of the tournament averaged almost 9.3 million viewers. The Badgers are headed to the Sweet Sixteen, and money is being made in such large amounts that the NCAA might have to contact the U.S. Treasury Department so it can bypass cash and just get the gold bars already.Well, I suppose everything is well with the tournament save for maybe one small thing which is hardly even worth taking the time to mention. Everyone surrounding this tournament seems to profit in some way, monetary or otherwise, except for the athletes. But how could I forget that they’re getting a college education, and we all know you can’t put a price on that. In fact, these players are students first. Basketball comes second to the classroom, which is why they miss almost the entire week of class to go to these games.So the student-athletes make the entire tournament possible, yet they don’t receive any compensation for their efforts and their schooling is affected at the same time? Seems like a typical, twisted NCAA mastermind plan.The ratings might be reaching new levels and all may be well for the NCAA at least, but does anyone care about these supposed “student-athletes?” When do they get what they deserve?Dan is a sophomore intending to major in journalism. Do you think the NCAA is taking advantage of the players or is the governing body of college athletics justified in all the money it’s making? Let Dan know by sending him an email at dcorcoran@badgerherald.com or by joining the twitter conversation and tweeting him @DanCoco7.last_img read more

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CAF Champions League Preview: Setif meet TP…

first_imgES Setif will have a measure of home advantage taken away when they host TP Mazembe in their CAF Champions League semi-final first leg.CAF announced on Wednesday that the Algerian side would have to play with their Stade du 8 Mai 1945 home closed after a meeting by the CAF Organising Committee for Interclubs Competitions.  It comes after repeated warnings and financial sanctions failed to stop incidents of unsporting behaviour by fans of ES Setif throughout the group phase of the tournament. The decision will come as a bitter disappointment to the Algerians who would have been looking for their vociferous home support to lift their team against the four-time winners from the Democratic Republic of Congo on Saturday. For their part, TP Mazembe have been encamped at the Lizzy Sports Complex in Accra, Ghana, since Monday in an attempt to improve their away form, having scored just once in their last four away games in this competition. TP Mazembe are not the only DR Congo side to make the CAF Champions League semi-finals as AS Vita Club prepare to take on last year’s CAF Confederation Cup winners CS Sfaxien. However, the shadow of their more illustrious and decorated countrymen hangs over Vita Club as they prepare for the first leg of the semi-final showdown with Philippe Troussier’s Tunisians – so much so that Vita Club coach Florent Ibenge was moved to claim his team had a “Mazembe complex”. “The club is deeply traumatised by Mazembe’s superiority over the last few years,” he said. “We could talk of a ‘Mazembe complex’, it would not be exaggerated.” However, young striker Yunus Sentamu, who scored the goal against Zamalek of Egypt to send Vita through to the semi-finals, isn’t thinking of the complex that pre-occupies his coach. “It is a great club to play for, and I am very proud that I am a part of the team that has advanced to the semi-finals,” the 20-year-old said. “We now believe that we can go all the way. We are very strong at home and North African clubs struggle to play against us in Kinshasa.   “We will have a full stadium and with the crowd behind us we can beat anybody.”last_img read more

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