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The house on the cover of the City North News after it was trashed by tenants.THEY were called ‘losing the bond’ parties, but when university students dragged couches on to the roof of their Hendra rental house to watch Brisbane’s Riverfire fireworks, they lost the bond and the house.“The house had been trashed; it was uninhabitable,” owner Michael Pinter said of the 2009 incident.BEFORE: Some of the broken tiles on the roof of 1 Dora St, Hendra after one of many wild parties.“My wife had no idea until one of the day care mums handed her a copy of the front page of the (local) paper.”The City North News story, headlined: “Out of Control”, revealed how residents in the exclusive inner city address were living in fear from rogue tenants who had caused major damage to the house with countless all-night parties.MORE REAL ESTATE STORIESHome of toilet brush pioneer to fetch $12 millionRental vacancies tighten across QueenslandBrisbane home values to jumpVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 2:21Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -2:21 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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But this was the tipping point … the end of that illusion.”Broken tiles and smashed beer bottles littered the roof and damage resulted in water ingress inside the house.BEFORE: Water damage in the house.Plans to renovate and return to Hendra were brought forward and an extra $50,000-$100,000 was added to the $750,000 renovation cost.BEFORE: A built-in cabinet in the main living room, with broken glass.“It was my biggest renovation to that point,” Mr Pinter, who runs his own Linear Design and Construct building company, said.“It was my ground zero moment.”BEFORE: 1 Dora St, Hendra in 2009.A new roof and all new internal linings were additional costs in the 10-month renovation of the 1920s Queenslander, which was also raised and built in underneath.AFTER: 1 Dora St, Hendra gets a new lease on life.“They were pretty fortunate,” Mr Pinter said of the rooftop partygoers. “There was quite a bit of damage up there. How no-one fell through is anyone’s guess. If they’d stood in the wrong place, they would have gone straight through.”All the horsehair plaster was water-damaged and had to be removed and smashed windows replaced. The terracotta tiled roof, which was initially going to be restored and regrouted, could not be salvaged and was replaced with metal roof sheeting.“We bit the bullet and did it all. We wanted to make everything uniform throughout,” he said.The house, on an 814sq m block, was pushed forward and raised.“It’s on a slight slope so we used a cut and fill arrangement with the site,” he said.The finished house has main living areas downstairs with an oversized kitchen, scullery, dining and living area and a rumpus.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus11 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market11 hours agoAFTER: The built-in ground level has open-plan living.There is a guest bedroom with an ensuite and a home office at the front of the house with a separate powder room and laundry.The upstairs has four bedrooms including the master with a walk-in wardrobe and ensuite, and a separate main bathroom.AFTER: The upstairs ensuite with plantation shutters.The original lounge room has been cut out to make a 6.5m atrium at the entrance.“We’ve kept the actual configuration of upstairs to minimise changes and I’ve repurposed the rooms, the kitchen has been converted into a bedroom, and the sunroom is an ensuite.”In keeping with the character of the street, the original facade has been restored, to the delight of the neighbourhood.AFTER: A picture perfect entrance.“Everyone knows this house, it has a bit of notoriety, but now the house stands on its own merits. I think everyone is more than delighted with how it’s finished.”The renovation was completed in 2011 and the couple, whose twin daughters are now aged 11, have lived in the home ever since.AFTER: Looking towards the kitchen and outdoor terrace.“We did the lion’s share in 2010 but we couldn’t afford it all at that stage and we finished the last part, the pool and landscaping probably 12 months ago,” he said.“There’s still a little bit more to do. Mainly in landscaping, tiling, paving, things like that, and I wouldn’t mind an outdoor barbecue area. 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Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) and Karpower International, a unit of the Turkish Karadeniz Holding, have agreed to jointly carry out the first LNG-to-Powership project under the co-brand Karmol in Mozambique.For this purpose, the two companies will jointly own and operate an FSRU and a Powership, MOL said in its statement, noting that the pair have already introduced the concept of LNG-to-Powership solution outlining the Mozambique project.This LNG-to-Powership project consists of the collaborative operations of the FSRU to deliver regasified LNG and the Powership to receive regasified LNG in order to produce electricity, which is subsequently provided to Electricidade de Moçambique (EDM), the Mozambican National Power Utility, through the electricity connection and transmission facility.The FSRU is now being converted from an existing LNG carrier, while the Powership is currently operating with heavy fuel oil in Nacala, but in accordance with the prior arrangement with EDM, it will be switched to operation with LNG after the FSRU delivery.In the past years, Mozambique has seen rapid economic growth, which in order to sustain requires the increased supply of stable and affordable supply of electricity.Karmol’s LNG-to-Powership solution with power generation capacity of 120 MW will create the supply of electricity for the people of Mozambique and, provide critical infrastructure for the use of LNG within Mozambican territory.When completed, the project will be the first LNG -to Power solution and FSRU project in Eastern and Southern Africa.MOL and Karpowership intend to continue to jointly develop LNG-to-Powership projects all over the world.
The Greensburg Boys Track and Field team travelled to North Decatur for the annual County Meet. The Pirates finished second behind South Decatur. The only winners for the squad were Freshman Joey Woods in the 100m dash (11.6) and the 4x800m relay team of Michael Back (PR Split of 2:06), Reid McClintic, Kevin Johnson and Jared Hasselbring in a season best time of 8:46.A big congrats to the Lady Pirates for their County Title!Boys Team Scores. South Decatur 79, Greensburg 45, North Decatur 23.Greensburg Results. High Jump-4. Devin Ruble 5’6”; Discus-4. Tanner Yonts 110’8”; Long Jump-3. Ruble 17’9” and PR – Scott Dorsett 16’8”; Shot Put-3. Jessi Hunter 37’ 7”and 4. Dylan Cain 37’ 3 ½”; 4x800m Relay-1. 8:46.0 – M. Back, McClintic, Johnson, Hasselbring; 110m Hurdles-3. Vincent Pavey 17.9; 100m Dash-1. Joey Woods 11.6; 1600m Run-2. McClintic 4:54.0; 4x100m Relay-2. 46.6 Jadrian Woods, Joey Woods, Pavey, Ruble; 400m Dash-3. Dylan Barber 58.0; 300m Hurdles-2. Pavey 47.8 PR; 800m Run-2. M. Back 2:13, 3. Louis Moore 2:17,PR Dylan Brown 2:18; 200m Dash-3. Joey Woods 24.0 PR; 3200m Run-2. Hasselbring 10:56 and 3. McClintic 11:01; and 4×400-2. 3:58.0 – M.Back, Pavey, Hunter, Moore.The Pirates will be in action Thursday evening when they travel to the Warren Central Relays.Courtesy of Pirates Coach Mike Myers. The Lady Pirates were crowned the 2016 Decatur County Track & Field Champions Tuesday night at North Decatur. The Greensburg Girls won the County meet with 89 points to North Decatur’s 43.5 and South Decatur’s 23.5. Of the 15 contested events the Lady Pirate won 10 individual events and all three relays.Shelby Pake, Cami Jones, Ashlynn Meyer, and Taylor McIntosh all won 2 individual events while Erin Browning & Lily Grimes dominated the throwing events. The Lady Pirates also broke 3 meet records throughout the evening. Shelby Pake set new meet records in both the 1600 & 3200 individually. Pake also led the 4 x 800 team of Morgan Winkler, Cathy Newhart, and Cami Jones in a record-breaking relay time as well.Greensburg Girls County Meet Results. Shot Put-1st Lily Grimes 35’11.5, 2nd Erin Browning 33‘9, Kailee Kidd 25’7, Emily Lowe 24’4; Discus-1st Erin Browning 104’1 (PR), 2nd Lily Grimes 95’7, Kailee Kidd 74’2 (PR), Emma Taylor 62’4 (PR); Long Jump-3rd Jaylin Hampton 14’4.5 (PR); 100-1st Taylor McIntosh 13.4, 4th Rylie Smith 14.4, Abby Easley 15.8; 200-1st Taylor McIntosh 27.9, Rylie Smith 30.7, Abby Easley 33.8; 100H-1st Ashlynn Meyer 16.4 and 3rd Kayla Davis 18.3; 300H-1st Ashlynn Meyer 50.3 and 2nd Kayla Davis 53.1 (PR); 400-1st Cami Jones 1:07 and 2nd Jaylin Hampton 1:11; 800-1st Cami Jones 2:36, 4th Morgan Winkler 2:53, Savannah Kiefer 3:23.6; 1600-1st Shelby Pake 5:31 ***Meet Record***, 2nd Cathy Newhart 5:44 (PR), Morgan Winkler 6:35.4 (PR), and avannah Kiefer 7:11.4; 3200-1st Shelby Pake 12:00 ***Meet Record***, and 2nd Cathy Newhart 12:32; 4 x 100-1st Rylie Smith, Kayla Davis, Jaylin Hampton, Ashlynn Meyer 54.8; 4 x 400-1st Kayla Davis, Cami Jones, Jaylin Hampton, Ashlynn Meyer 4:33; 4 x 800-1st Pake, Winkler, Newhart, Jones 10:48 ***Meet Record***.The Lady Pirates will compete in the Warren Central Relays Thursday, May 5.Courtesy of Pirates Coach Katina Tekulve.
IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock national and Big Daddy Race Cars Northern Region rookie of the year Lance Mielke. At right is IMCA President Brett Root. (Photo by Bruce Badgley, Motorsports Photography)NORFOLK, Neb. – IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock national and Big Daddy Race Cars Northern Region rookie of the year awards were the ultimate goals this season for Lance Mielke.The five feature wins he collected during the season in addition to those rookie honors were a bonus.Mielke, from Norfolk, Neb., followed in the tire tracks of older brother TeJay in earning national and regional rookie of the year awards (in 2014) and even did so in the same Big Daddy car.“We first thought about it at the end of last season,” said Mielke, who had totaled 16 feature wins in three Mach-1 Sport Compact campaigns. “It came back to mind at the beginning of this season and we dedicated everything to running for rookie of the year.”He got his first feature win in the class on May 25 at U.S. 30 Speedway, where he went on to finish second in the point race.“Going into the year, I thought I might get one or two wins. I never thought I’d get five, especially with the competition we have in our area,” Mielke said. “The first one was special but so were all the rest.Mielke was third in the standings at Off Road Speedway and seventh at Boone County Raceway.“The handling and the speed were the biggest differences between a Sport Compact and the Hobby Stock,” he noted. “We were able to finish in the top five pretty consistently. To be able to run with guys who have been in this class for 5-10 years was unreal.”Starts-52Wins-5Additional Top Fives-20 HIS CREW: Parent Kelly and Trista, brother TeJay, girlfriend Jule Haller and friends Tanner Uehling, Jordan Uehling and Wyatt Lehman.HIS SPONSORS: Red Bull Auto Sales, Outback Motorsports, Subway, Westown Custom Vinyl and Kuchar Chiropractic, all of Norfolk.
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THERE are lots of battles within the war as the second round of the Guyana Motor Racing and Sport’s Club’s National Race of Champions gets going in one week’s time. And one of those is a battle for the Miracle Optical-sponsored Sport Tuner category, which is set to resume on July 21 between Azad Hassan and Raymond Seebarran.Speaking to the media yesterday, Hassan said, “Yeah, I can’t wait to get back in action in the sport tuner class. I think my main competition this year is Raymond Seebarran, not forgetting the return of Roopnarine Dasrat. The top four competitors are within one-tenth of a second from each other.”“I think we are about eight points apart but it’s no big distance that can’t be closed down, come next Sunday.”Hassan says he has a plan for the competition come next Sunday but did not let any details slip.“I’m feeling good heading into the weekend, feeling pretty confident of myself and the car. From the last time out, we’ve made a few minor changes in keeping with the rules.”He noted that the last time out, he had some difficulties but promised his fans that he is more than ready for round two.“I know there were a lot of guys who were looking for better performances from me and the team and I know that this time out, round two, is going to be different.”His car is sponsored by GUYOIL, Buddy’s Entertainment Complex, Toucan Industries, John Lewis Styles and Zyna Furniture and is being prepared by Emran & Raymond Automotive Services under TEAM ER RACING”
(REUTERS) – The Austrian government is not opposed to this year’s Formula One Grand Prix at the Red Bull Ring taking place without spectators, Sports Minister and Vice Chancellor Werner Kogler said yesterday.The first nine rounds of the Formula One season – up to and including the Canadian Grand Prix on June 14 – have been called off due to the novel coronavirus outbreak.That leaves the Austrian race at Spielberg on July 5 as the second still on the schedule after the French Grand Prix on June 28.“We don’t want to get in the way,” Kogler told reporters when asked if the government would allow the race to take place.However, he said it was different to staging a football match without fans because of the number of technical staff involved.The 10 Formula One teams each have around 60 people in the paddock on race weekends while Formula One staff, plus technical and safety officials as well as media and broadcast personnel, would bring the total attending the race to more than 1 000.The number would increase further if the usual support races, such as Formula Two, are also run.Kogler added that travel restrictions could be a bigger hurdle than social-distancing rules.“This must then be considered within the framework of the existing restrictions on entry and exit (into the country),” he said. “I don’t want to anticipate if an exemption will be needed here or there.”
(ESPNCRICINFO) – The question left Jason Holder somewhat disgruntled.The question asked during the virtual media briefing on Wednesday, was: “The West Indies, you are pretty much on the verge of winning a Test series. I mean it is unbelievable to be saying this, but are the guys gee-ed knowing that they are just one Test win away from winning a Test series in England in some 30-odd years?”Holder heard it stone-faced. He did well to put on a smile as he started to respond, but made it clear that he was not impressed with the usage of one specific word.“Not sure I like the words in terms of ‘unbelievable’,” Holder said, rubbing the back of his head with his two fingers, trying hard to hide his annoyance.“But, look, this series is still wide open. There are 10 days of cricket left. It is one day at a time for us. England are a very good cricket team, they have got some world-class players, so we have got our work cut out in order to win another game.“Again, I don’t like the word you use in terms of ‘unbelievable’, but if that’s the word you choose to use, fair enough.”Whether he likes it not, though, Holder’s team now stand on the cusp of history after taking the series lead in Southampton, a significant achievement in itself.Not since 1995 have West Indies won a Test series against a major Test-playing country – a feat achieved by Courtney Walsh’s team who won 1-0 against New Zealand. But in a series involving three or more Tests, West lndies last emerged victorious under Richie Richardson when they pipped Australia 2-1 to win the Frank Worrell Trophy in 1992-93.West Indies started their training on Monday in Manchester, but not once has Holder uttered the word history in the dressing room or various group chats he has been part of. He wouldn’t say it, but it might be because he does not want to saddle his team with any added pressure.“No, I haven’t mentioned anything about history to the guys. Again, it is hard for us to get caught up in the peripheral stuff. We are here to play cricket. And we are here to win the series,” Holder said.“That’s the only thing I am going to shout to the guys, I’m going to spoon-feed: how are we going to win a cricket game, what do we need to do in order to win a cricket game. I know once the guys share as much information together, to get that end result, afterwards we can look back and we can feel pleased with whatever we achieved as a group.”As much as he would want the pulse of the dressing room to be in check, Holder cannot and will not be able to control the excitement, the emotions, the joy that victory in Test cricket can bring in the Caribbean. The joy is double now in time of the pandemic where the fans are deprived of the pleasure of living a normal life.The Southampton win also had heads of some of the Caribbean states stop all other important work to take a moment to “rejoice” and join the happiness that spread fast and thick on the final day of the first Test on Sunday.Among those who celebrated the victory were three premiers: Mia Amor Mottley (Prime Minister of Barbados), Dr Ralph Gonsalves (Prime Minister of St Vincent and the Grenadines) and Dr Keith Mitchell (Prime Minister of Grenada).Talking on the Mason and Guests show, hosted on a Barbados-based radio station, on Monday, all three politicians pointed out discipline, maturity, commitment and pride were the characteristics that stood out in the Southampton victory. Listening to them, from Manchester, in awe and surprise was Holder.Mottley felt she could “cross the ocean” and hug Holder because she was “so, so, so proud” of him. Mottley had seen Holder and his team beat England at Bridgetown in three days last year when West Indies won the Wisden Trophy.According to Mottley, the best part of the Southampton Test came at the end when Holder and John Campbell kept their heads and stayed calm to cross the finish line after Jermaine Blackwood departed five runs short of a deserving century and 11 runs adrift of the target.“You are just carrying us to greater heights,” Motley said. “For me the highlight was just how long you took to make the winning runs, the last 10-11 runs. That said to me that the maturity is there – to understand that unless you finish the mission you have not achieved what is required of you.“You brought that sense of hope in us again that this is a team that is now going to carry us on a pathway to victory because what you showed was the maturity and the discipline to keep the mission in focus.”As for Mitchell, he was not surprised to see the “discipline and approach” of West Indies’ bowling unit. Mitchell said that this West Indies has been “different” because of its commitment to the cause.Gonsalves said he has been “very happy” since the win. “I rejoice in the victory. Cricket is a cultural and sporting institution of our Caribbean civilisation. When I saw that Jason and his team took a lead on the question of Black Lives Matter – and this is a great cause, and great causes have never been won by doubtful men and women – I said these young men are on the right track.And when I saw that the English team were persuaded to join Jason and his colleagues, I said, ‘Well, yes, this is a historic moment’. And I felt a supreme confidence in the whole confluence of circumstances that we were in for a game of historical proportions. And this is what we had.”Gonsalves pointed out that even when West Indies were reeling at 27 for 3 chasing 200 for victory, he remained confident. “I didn’t think at all that this was another West Indian collapse. We had played with such, to use Mia’s words, discipline. We had played with such commitment that I felt it.“There was something in me which said the purposefulness with which the players as a team went about their job that I felt absolutely confident that we are going to make the 200 runs.”Mottley summed up the emotions stirred by the feats of Holder’s men and that had unified the Caribbean. “You have lifted in our hearts a pride even as we face this pandemic (which) is indescribable. We the Caribbean people want to be wind beneath your wings.”Obviously politicians do like to be on the winning side, but the feelings expressed by the three reflect the fact that Holder and his men are not just playing for the result. No matter the result, if the players put up a fight, show resolve and show daring to do the impossible, then the fans will stand by you.On Wednesday, Holder said he was “blown away” speaking in such company. “To be on the show with the three Prime Ministers was great,” Holder said. “Great knowing that they are 100% behind us. Great knowing that they pay so much attention to it. I was actually blown away and amazed at how much they actually followed it and how closely they followed it. It tells us a lot about our Caribbean people. It is great again, to have their support.“The reception that we got not only particularly from the heads of the government but the people in the Caribbean has been tremendous. This COVID period has really put a dampener on things for the world per se.“Things like cricket especially in the Caribbean, unified Caribbean, and it is really good to see how many hearts we have really pleased in the Caribbean so far. But in order to take it a step further now they all want us to win this series. So we have got a lot more to play for.”For Holder and his men nothing is unbelievable.