Be part of Townsille’s most futuristic house

first_imgDarren Finlay from Finlay Homes with his low-energy Tv in one of his display homes.EXPRESSIONS of interest to be involved in helping create Townsville’s most futuristic house are about to close as the project nears construction.The Innovation Home Project will be built by Finlay Homes and will form part of North Shore’s newest display village to showcase innovation and sustainable living.The project is in the design phase and expressions of interest to be a supplier will close by the end of the month.Stockland North Shore project director Andrew Astorquia said more than 30 local and national suppliers had already signed up to be part of the project. Finlay Homes’ innovation house.“This is a really exciting project as it incorporates cutting-edge design and technology products that are available now,” he said.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“We are working with everyone from James Cook University researchers who are using plastic cuts from old nappies to create sustainable concrete, manufacturers of airconditioning systems that completely eliminate mould to electric vehicle charging, and more. “But what is more important is that much of the product and building materials that we incorporate are affordable for people to adapt to their own homes – and it helps them understand how to future proof their biggest investments.”Darren Finlay from Finlay Homes created the Innovation House concept and said the project could be the first of its kind. “This Innovation Home Project is increasing its scope to touch on all of facets of sustainability including, design, water, energy, products, healthy house and technology,” he said. “This could only be done with the support of the developer Stockland and is probably the first of its kind to this degree.”Project co-ordinator Rowan Blizzard said thousands of hours of research into best-practice design had been invested by product suppliers to help create what will be the future of home building in the tropics. “Bunnings, Reece and many more local suppliers have put their hands up to be part of this exciting project,” Mr Blizzard said.“Over 10,000 people are expected to visit the house once constructed so it is a fantastic opportunity to showcase the best and most innovative products on the market.“We encourage anyone who is developing sustainable and innovative products to contact us to be part of this project.” Suppliers interested in being part of the Innovation Home Project can call Rowan Blizzard on 0412 997 754 or email [email protected]last_img read more

Premier League players ‘offered incentives’ by clubs

first_imgPremier League stars feel that their clubs are trying to influence them with unethical behaviour as teams gear up for the crucial Project Restart vote next week. Premier League fixtures are currently suspended until April 30 due to the coronavirus crisis ( Top-flight chiefs have desperately been trying to find a way to return to action, despite hundreds of people still being killed by coronavirus every day in the United Kingdom. And according to the Mail, Premier League stars are growing increasingly “wary of their employers’ motives”. This is a crucial week for the league, as it tries desperately to get the show back on the road in order to avoid devastating financial consequences. But while Premier League officials are all hoping to get things back up and running, not every club feels the same way. In fact, different clubs appear to hold different party lines, with a divide opening between the top and the bottom. And it has even been suggested that players feel that it has been hinted that they could benefit from new contracts if they adhere to their club’s stance. Loading… Clubs are also trying to get their senior pros to rally their players, whether that be over Project Restart, or taking wage reductions. Players will have to sign a Covid-19 code of practice before any resumption. But there is talk that teams that aren’t keen on the plans to return, are encouraging sceptical players not to sign them. Enough players not signing up would derail the plans entirely. And while top clubs are fine with this, desperate to get the season finished, many clubs still threatened by relegation feel that it threatens the integrity of the competition to surrender home advantage. read also:Bid to replace Ndidi: Leicester battle Inter for Real Betis star The earliest possible vote on Project Restart would be next Monday. Meanwhile, the Premier League meet today to discuss a number of topics, including Boris Johnson’s address last night and potential changes to the transfer window – as well as Project Restart. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your BodyPretty Awesome Shows That Just Got Canceled10 Phones That Can Work For Weeks Without RechargingBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually True5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoMind-Bending Technology That Was Predicted Before It Appeared13 kids at weddings who just don’t give a hootWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?last_img read more

ICC World Cup South Africa’s World Cup woes no worry for Du Plessis

first_img London: South Africa captain Faf du Plessis says the team’s record of repeated World Cup heartbreak will have no bearing on a largely youthful squad at the 2019 tournament. Since making their World Cup debut in 1992 after decades of apartheid-enforced isolation, South Africa have won just one of seven knockout matches — a quarter-final against Sri Lanka in Sydney four years ago.They have reached the semi-finals four times but have yet to make a final, with a match-winning innings from South Africa-born all-rounder Grant Elliott seeing them beaten by New Zealand in 2015.And when the World Cup was last staged in England 20 years ago, a dramatic semi-final tie with Australia saw South Africa bow out on net run-rate.But Du Plessis said that even though he and fellow senior players such as Hashim Amla and Dale Steyn had endured their fair share of World Cup pain, it would not be an issue this time around. “You can’t control history — I am a firm believer in that,” Du Plessis said at a World Cup captains’ press conference in London.”All you can try and focus on is what is ahead. If you are good enough on the day then great, but if the opposition are better on the day then that’s OK,” he added. highlights England will play the World Cup opener against South Africa.The ICC Cricket World Cup begins on May 30. South Africa and England have never won World Cup.  “The squad that we have here compared to previous tournaments are a lot younger and with those new faces comes exciting opportunities.” South Africa have arguably the toughest start to the group phase, which sees the 10 teams all play each other, when they face World Cup hosts and favourites England in the tournament opener at the Oval on Thursday.England have twice broken the record for the highest one-day international in the past three years.But with conditions promising to be ideal for batting, Du Plessis believes it is bowlers who could yet determine the destiny of the World Cup.And with an attack led by an  outstanding fast bowler in Kagiso Rabada, South Africa could trouble their opponents’ top-orders.”I think bowlers will win this tournament,” he said.”Batters will score runs on good wickets, so the team towards the end will be the team that will have done well with the ball — teams that can take wickets on flat pitches.” For all the Latest Sports News News, ICC World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Mesut Ozil happy after Arsenal fans in Ghana sing his name, honour him with painting [VIDEO]

first_imgThere’s apparently a love story brewing between Arsenal star Mesut Ozil and Ghana.The player recently discovered that a club in Ghana had been named after him in Ghana and expressed his appreciation on Twitter.And just days later, the player posted a video of some members of Arsenal’s fan club in Ghana singing his name.At least one of them was sporting a Gunners jersey with Ozil’s name on the back.The small group had with them a “handmade pencil portrait” of the German playmaker in his classic look – a snood covering his neck and the bottom half of his face.They then broke into song for a few seconds, in a minute-long video posted by the player on his Twitter page.He posted the video with the caption: “Messages like this make me really happy. Greetings back to the @ArsenalFan Club Accra in Ghana and thanks for your amazing support from West Africa.”Messages like this make me really happy. Greetings back to the @Arsenal Fan Club Accra in Ghana and thanks for your amazing support from West Africa 🤲🏼❤🙏🏼 #thankful #M1Ö #YaGunnersYa pic.twitter.com/UhRWEk3afS— Mesut Özil (@MesutOzil1088) December 11, 2019Earlier this week, Ozil fell in love with Ghana when he found out that a football team in the Eastern Region had been named the Abiriw Ozil Football Club.Ozil’s agent, Dr. Erkut Sogut was in Ghana at the beginning of December and visited the club in Abiriw.He presented the players with some Arsenal jerseys on behalf of the German international.❤🙏🏼 pic.twitter.com/4FH3hjYglH— Mesut Özil (@MesutOzil1088) December 10, 2019Ozil has had a tough season so far as he’s only made 7 Premier League appearances and provided one assist.But he’ll hope for a new start under a new manager after Unai Emery was fired a couple of weeks ago.last_img read more

NBL: Titans secure regular season double over defending champions City Oilers

first_img Tags: Betway Powercity oilersFUBA NBL 2018JKL DolphinsKIU Tiatanstop KIU’s Micheal Bwanga (right) top scored on the night with 20 points. (Photo by FUBA Media)FUBA National Basketball LeagueKIU Titans 94-79 City OilersYMCA Courts, WandegeyaFriday, 03-08-2018KIU Titans defeated National Basketball League defending champions, City Oilers 94-79 in one of the two games played at YMCA in Wandegeya on Friday.The University side who came into the game having won the first meeting of the season between the two sides 72-57 produced a fourth quarter master class to power their way past a hapless Oilers side.KIU had five players (four starters) reach double figures on the night with Micheal Bwanga (20) top scoring on the night. Ethienne Kazungu (12), Chris Omanyi (12), Dennis Balungu (11) and substitute Suudi Ulanga (17) are the others who beat the 10 point barrier for the Kansanga based side.For Oilers, James Okello top scored for them with 18 points as captain Jimmy Ennabu (11) and Stephen Omony (11) were the others who reached double figures for the five time league defending champions.The loss means that Oilers relinquish second spot to KIU with both teams boosting the same record after 18 games (11-4) but the later holding a better head to head record.How the action unfolded:Oilers started strongly, racing into a 5-1 lead inside the first minute as Jonah Otim’s layup and Josh Johnson’s three cancelled out Ethienne Kazungu’s one of two free throws made.KIU immediately went on a ran of 7-0 to wipe out Oilers early advantage on route a 21-17 quarter victory.The second was more of an even contest as both teams traded baskets but it was Oilers who took the initiative, winning it 23-21 and ensuring that KIU holds only a slim two point advantage at the break.Oilers started the third strongly, scoring the first seven points of the quarter through Stephen Omony and Jimmy Enabu (both threes) coupled by Okello converting one of his two free throws following a foul by Dennis Balungu.With 7:52 to play in the Quarter, Chris Omanyi scored Titans’s first points of the third off a hook shot but that only propelled Oilers to scoring the next six points of the game and race into a nine point lead-the most they held throughout the game.The Titans produced a strong finish to the quarter to ensure they go into the last 10 minutes of the game with a slender one point advantage despite losing the third 23-24.With 8:59 to play, Jimmy Ennabu sank a long three to reduce KIU’s lead to one but that was the closest Oilers came to winning it as Titans ran riot and won the quarter 29-19 and the game 94-79.The first game of the evening saw leaders BetWay Power consolidate their lead at the top thanks to a slender 68-65 victory over JKL Dolphins.Power won the first quarter convincingly, 26-10 but JKL grew into the game, winning the last three quarters.Despite the effort, the 16 point first quarter deficit was too much for JKL as Power eventually saw out the game by a mere three points.Power captain Joseph Ikong top scored for his side with 17 points, adding seven rebounds and two assists to his game. Geoffrey Soro (15) and Paul Odong (13) were the others who reached double figures for the BetWay financed side.The victory takes Power’s record to 16-3 for the season after the first 19 games of the season.For JKL, they also had three players reach double figures in terms of points with Makala Libe (17) top scoring. Captain Brian Namake (15) and Ferdinand Odama (10) were the others who scored 10 or more.JKL remain fourth having won only eight of their first 18 games of the campaign.Saturday’s actionComments last_img read more