NHP romps home for a second year in a row

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Breaking the mould

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Hamilton Hill home of NASA inventor for sale for first time in half a century

first_imgThe view from the back deck of the home at 29 Queens Rd, Hamilton.Mrs Reed moved into the home at 29 Queens Road in 1965 with her first husband, who was an architect.“It was a wreck when we first came here,” she recalls.“He did some beautiful, sensitive alterations to the house.“It’s a wonderful mix of the traditional colonial and the new avant-garde.”Perched high on Hamilton Hill on 890 sqm, the six-bedroom, two-bathroom colonial home is the perfect renovation project, offering spectacular river and city views. WHERE LESS THAN $500,000 BUYS A HOUSE The hallway in the home at 29 Queens Rd, Hamilton.It overlooks the backyard, which allows plenty of room for a pool or home extension. Underneath the home is a spacious studio with bedroom/lounge area and kitchenette — ideal for a guest wing or teenage retreat.Marketing agent Nick Kouparitsas of Ray White Ascot said it was rare for such properties to be offered to the open market.“We don’t come across too many of these homes that have been in the same family for so many years,” he said.“Around Hamilton they’re pretty rare.” More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus18 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market18 hours agoThe living room in the home at 29 Queens Rd, Hamilton.“It’s got an absolutely fantastic view and position,” Mrs Reed said.“What I love about it is the great expanse of sky.“It’s a very happy home.”Traditional features include a wraparound entry veranda, original timber flooring, wide hallway and VJ walls.There is a large back deck, which extends off the living and dining area that would be perfect for alfresco dinners or parties. AUCTION PACKED WEEKEND AHEAD This home at 29 Queens Rd, Hamilton, is for sale for the first time in over 50 years.THE Hamilton Hill home of a Brisbane inventor who helped put NASA into space has hit the market for the first time in more than 50 years.Norman Flournoy, 88, has 27 worldwide patents to his name, including technical inventions used in ballistics and rocketry in the United States. GET THE LATEST REAL ESTATE NEWS DIRECT TO YOUR INBOX HERE His wife, Marea Reed, worked from home as an optometrist for three decades and still has the original chair she used, which was made in 1876 from solid brass and bronze.The 79-year-old hasn’t ruled out selling the chair with the house, but stressed it would have to be a good offer. One of the bedrooms in the home at 29 Queens Rd, Hamilton.Mr Kouparitsas said he had fielded interest from local and interstate, mostly from owner-occupiers looking for something to renovate on a large block in a great location.“You’ve probably got some of the best views in Brisbane there of the river and the city,” he said.The property is scheduled for auction on-site at 4pm on May 26.last_img read more

SeaRoc Rolls Out In-Turbine Communications Solution

first_imgSeaRoc Group has launched a new, fully portable communications solution that allows technicians to communicate from within a wind turbine.As radio signals are not able to be detected from within the confines of the turbine because of the metal structure, this can create a challenge for offshore wind farm maintenance.SeaRoc’s new solution enables the radio signal to be broadcast within the turbine so technicians can communicate with third parties.“This new product addresses a very specific and common problem during operations on offshore wind farms,” Nick Murphy, Head of Operations at SeaRoc Group, said.”Supplied in a light, compact unit that can be easily moved and set up, the system enables essential safety radio communications for technicians working inside a turbine. This solution increases both efficiency and safety as it means technicians don’t have to go outside to talk to the rest of the network and they can now talk to other users from the inside of the turbine using their own handheld radio.”This new solution is an extension to SeaRoc Group’s SeaHub range of communications solutions.last_img read more

Parents set bad example by staying glued to smartphones

first_imgNZ Herald 27 August 2014Parents who worry about their children constantly staring at their smartphones should set an example by not using their own devices so often – and set ground rules for screen-free mealtimes, parenting groups have said.The Government’s childhood star, Reg Bailey, told The Independent that British parents were letting “screens take over” and should talk to their children more often. He added that families needed to increase their “face-to-face” time and should gather around the dinner table rather than the television for meals.Suzie Hayman, a trustee of the parenting charity Parentline Plus and the author of How To Have A Happy Family Life, said families were “getting worse” at talking to one another and that the proliferation of smartphones and other devices was partly to blame.“It’s not just parents giving in to letting their children having more screen time – it’s also parents themselves,” she said. “If you ask a family what’s the first thing they do when they get home, they all admit it’s ‘Look at Facebook’, either on mobile phones or on laptops.Instead of sitting round the dining table chatting, what they’re doing is chatting with friends who are miles away. As a child, if your parents do it, then that’s your model.”http://www.nzherald.co.nz/lifestyle/news/article.cfm?c_id=6&objectid=11314534last_img read more

‘Drug-free’ tag up for 304 Aklan barangays– PDEA

first_img* Non-availability of illegal drugs He added: “Just as we are taking steps to attain our goal of a drug-free Philippines, it is important for every citizen to continue the steps we have already taken to keep our community safe from the threat of illegal drugs.” PDEA-Aklan continues their random checking operations at the Dumgauit port in New Washington town and at the Ceres terminal in this capital town to tighten security against drug activities amid modified general community quarantine.“While the implementation of quarantine measures was loosened and businesses start to gradually operate again, our PDEA operatives increased our rally against illegal drugs,” Tablate said.(With a report from Akean Forum/PN) * Operation of voluntary and compulsory drug treatment and rehabilitation processing desk * Absence of clandestine drug laboratories, warehouses, marijuana cultivation sites * No drug transit or transshipment activity * Absence of drug dens, pushers and users, protectors or financiers According to PDEA-6 director Alex Tablate, drug-clearing efforts of villages in Western Visayas never stopped as application of barangays to be cleared from drugs continues.At least 3,098 out of 4,051 barangays in Western Visayas have reached drug-cleared status as of June 5, 2020.center_img * Conduct of drug awareness, preventive education and information campaign KALIBO, Aklan – The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) in Western Visayas recently declared 304 villages in this province as “drug-cleared.” * Active involvement of barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan officials in anti-drug activities “Under this new normal environment, we always welcome anything you could share in this relentless fight. Let us all remind everybody that we are not on the safe zones just yet,” Tablate stressed. A Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency officer and his Narcotic Detection Dog inspect items loaded in a compartment of a bus at Ceres terminal in Kalibo, Aklan on June 8. This is one of the agency’s activities against illegal drugs. PDEA Region VI – Western Visayas These barangays passed the parameters of the government’s regional oversight committee which is composed of the Philippine National Police, Department of Interior and Local Government, Department of Health, PDEA, and the barangay and municipal councils. For a village to be declared drug-free, they should meet the guidelines set by the Dangerous Drugs Board. These are:last_img read more

Williamson wins first of season at Freedom Cup

first_imgPaul Rea set the tone early, blazing the trail the first four laps before Grey Ferrando took control. By Ben Deatherage The Karl Kustoms Northern SportMod feature began with Jimmy Ford showing the way.  Ford battled hard with Aaron Bloom for some time. Bloom edged Ford at the line of lap three before Ford regained the position on lap 10. Collen Winebarger ended his evening in second while Bricen James posted a third-place re­sult.  Finishing fourth was Rea and rounding out the top five was Jake Mayden. Ferrando navigated his machine in the top spot until lap nine. Williamson was the one to make the pass, driving his younger brother Kevin’s car, and held on for the balance of the distance for his first victory of the year. Jesse Williamson’s first IMCA Modified win of the season came Friday in Freedom Cup action at Cottage Grove Speedway. (Photo Courtesy of Stephanie Deatherage)center_img Ford suffered a mechanical issue while in front of the pack on lap 13, handing the top spot over to Isaac Sanders. Sanders placed second while Jorddon Braaten finished third. The rest of the top five consisted of David Schmidt and Matt Sanders. Sanders lost the position shortly after the restart to Braedon Hand, who cruised the rest of the way to the win. COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. (July 5) – Jesse Williamson raced to his first Mohawk Metal IMCA Modi­fied feature win of the season on the second night of Cottage Grove Speedway’s Freedom Cup. last_img read more

Update on the latest sports

first_imgLONDON (AP) —The UK Sport government agency said athletes’ welfare was not put at risk with the use of an experimental substance ahead of the 2012 London Olympics that was disclosed for the first time Sunday by a newspaper. The Mail on Sunday reported public money was used to provide a select band of athletes with an energy drink called DeltaG, claiming there were no guarantees the product did not cause side-effects nor was it certain to be cleared by the World Anti-Doping Agency. UK Sport said it had consulted with WADA and UK Anti-Doping before using the product to make sure it complied with guidelines and that the health of athletes would not be put on the line for more medals.UK Sport did not say why the use of drink was not previously disclosed. The Mail on Sunday said waivers and non-disclosure forms had to be signed by those on the trial. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditREDSKINS-NAMEReports: Washington to shed ‘Redskins’ name todayASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Washington’s NFL team will get rid of the name ‘Redskins’ on Monday, according to multiple reports. Rondo has been a key backup during his second season with the Lakers, who signed him shortly after adding LeBron James to the roster in July 2018. Rondo is averaging 7.1 points, 5.0 assists and 3.0 rebounds in 48 appearances this season, including three starts. He has been a regular presence on the floor late in close games, with coach Frank Vogel trusting his veteran leadership and playmaking.NASCAR-KENTUCKYNASCAR Cup rookie Cole Custer wins in upset at KentuckySPARTA, Ky. (AP) — Cole Custer became the first rookie winner in the NASCAR Cup Series in nearly four years, surging to the lead in a four-wide, final-lap scramble Sunday at Kentucky Speedway. Kevin Harvick and Martin Truex Jr. were dueling side by side for the lead on the final restart when Custer — with a push from Matt DiBenedetto on the outside in the backstretch — made his move in the No. 41 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford. As the leaders bunched in Turn 1, Custer slid ahead and outlasted Truex’s Toyota. The victory was the first by a series rookie since Chris Buescher at Pocono on Aug. 1, 2016. Making his 20th series start, the 22-year-old Custer celebrated with a frontstretch burnout as his crew happily ran to greet him. DiBenedetto was third, and Harvick fourth. Lovely Lilia had just completed a four-furlong workout in 49.20 seconds during training hours Saturday when she was pulled up and vanned off the track. Veterinarians found that she could not recover from the unspecified injury and was euthanized.Lovely Lilia was trained by Vladimir Cerin. She had two wins in seven career starts and earnings of $37,551, according to Equibase.Del Mar’s summer meet opened Friday. The seaside track north of San Diego ranks among the country’s safest tracks, according to The Jockey Club’s Equine Injury Database. It had a rate of 0.62 fatal injuries per 1,000 starts last year. The national average for tracks that reported was 1.68.BRITAIN-SUBSTANCE TESTUK Sport says welfare not risked with athlete substance test USA Today, ESPN, The Washington Post and Sports Business Journal reported owner Dan Snyder and the organization would announce the move two weeks before the start of training camp. It’s unclear when a new name will be revealed for one of the league’s oldest franchises. The team launched a ‘thorough review’ of the name July 3. That came in the aftermath of several prominent sponsors calling for a change.LAKERS-RONDO INJUREDLakers G Rajon Rondo breaks thumb in practice, out 6-8 weeksLOS ANGELES (AP) — Rajon Rondo broke his right thumb in practice with the Los Angeles Lakers in Orlando. The veteran point guard will be out for six to eight weeks. MLS postpones Toronto-DC United match amid virus concernsLAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Major League Soccer postponed a match between Toronto FC and D.C. United shortly before it was scheduled to begin Sunday morning because of one unconfirmed positive test and one inconclusive test for the coronavirus. The unconfirmed positive test was for a D.C. United player, while a Toronto player returned the inconclusive test. The league announced Sunday night that the match would be rescheduled for today with a 9 a.m. EDT kickoff after all players on both teams had tested negative during the additional round of testing. The postponement is the latest hiccup for the tournament in Florida, which has already had two teams drop out because of a spate of COVID-19 cases. FC Dallas and Nashville were both withdrawn earlier this week, reducing the tournament to 24 teams. FC Dallas had 10 players and one coach test positive for the virus. Nashville had nine players test positive.In other developments related to the COVID-19 pandemic:— NHL teams return to the ice today for the first time since March as the 24 that qualified for the expanded playoffs open two-week training camps. Mixed with the excitement is the uncertainty of which and how many players might opt out and how the long layoff could contribute to injuries. It’s a training camp unlike any in history, with players coming back from a four-month absence to compete for the Stanley Cup. It’s a two-week sprint from home cities to Toronto for Eastern teams and Edmonton, Alberta, for their Western counterparts. Viktor Hovland of Norway had a 71 and finished alone in third. He was in the final group of three young stars, all of whom had the lead at some point during the final round.FATAL SPEEDWAY CRASH-VIRGINIAVirginia speedway: Driver dies following crash during raceHAMPTON, Va. (AP) — A driver has died after crashing during a race at Langley Speedway in Hampton, Virginia. Speedway officials say Shawn Balluzzo crashed during the second of two Modified Division races Saturday night. He had finished second in the first of the twin 50-lap races, which were the season openers for the Modifieds. During the second race, Balluzzo’s car went airborne after bumping another car and crashed front-first into a wall. He was taken to a hospital, where he died. Like last Sunday, drivers again wore black T-shirts with “End Racism” and most took the knee a few moments before the national anthem. When he stood on the podium, Hamilton, the only Black driver in Formula One, raised a clenched right fist. INDYCAR DOUBLEHEADER-ROSENQVISTRosenqvist surges at Road America for 1st IndyCar victoryELKHART LAKE, Wis. (AP) — Felix Rosenqvist passed Pato O’Ward on the next-to-last lap and earned his first career victory in the second half of an IndyCar doubleheader at Road America. Rosenqvist won by 2.8699 seconds and became the first driver other than Chip Ganassi Racing teammate Scott Dixon to win an IndyCar race this year. Dixon’s three-race winning streak ended with a 12th-place finish. July 13, 2020 Associated Press New York is set to open a pandemic-shortened season July 23 at Washington. Judge was diagnosed with a broken rib in March and used the coronavirus hiatus to recover. In other MLB news:— Los Angeles Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen was late arriving to summer camp after he tested positive for COVID-19. The three-time All-Star closer says he believes he contracted the virus from his 4-year-old son Kaden. He says the child had a fever, among other symptoms, which led his wife to suggest everyone in the family get tested. Jansen says his wife, Gianni, and 7-year-old daughter Natalia tested positive, but that his first test was negative. A day later, he says he also tested positive. Jansen expects to be ready for the season opener on July 23. — Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Eric Lauer says he’s on the injured list because he was in close contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19. Lauer said he hasn’t tested positive. The protocols accompanying that situation caused Lauer to arrive late to the Brewers’ summer camp. He made it to camp Friday, nearly a full week after the Brewers’ first full-squad workout. Brewers manager Craig Counsell said Lauer still has a chance to be ready for the start of the season.— Protective masks won’t be out of sight when big league baseball resumes. Some players and coaches are planning to wear them on the field. Safety protocols require masks in clubhouses and close proximity indoors, but not on the field. Yankees outfielder Clint Frazier plans to wear one during games, in part to set an example for those watching on television. Atlanta third base coach Ron Washington also plans to wear one for health reasons. At age 68, he’s in a high-risk group. James said he decided to forgo a social justice message because the available options didn’t “resonate” for him or his particular feelings about the movement. James would have liked to choose his own slogan, but wasn’t angry that it wasn’t allowed.Both James and Davis have been outspoken about social justice causes in the past, although the younger Davis is less vocal than James.The Lakers open play in Orlando on July 30 against the Clippers.WORLD TEAMTENNIS-FANSFans welcomed to World TeamTennis matches in West Virginia — The Arizona Cardinals say that owner Michael Bidwill has been released from a Rhode Island hospital after testing positive for COVID-19 last week. The team revealed on Friday that the 55-year-old Bidwill was in the hospital with the virus. Bidwill said in a statement that he “learned first-hand just how serious COVID-19 is.” — Frank Bolling, a two-time All-Star second baseman and the last player to hit a grand slam off Sandy Koufax, has died. He was 88. Bolling died Saturday. He was diagnosed with cancer about five years ago, according to a notice posted by the funeral home handling the arrangements. Bolling played 12 seasons in the majors, six with Detroit and six with the Braves, and hit .254 with 106 home runs. He won a Gold Glove in 1958 with the Tigers and for part of that season, his double-play partner was his older brother, shortstop Milt Bolling. NBA-JERSEYSLakers’ Anthony Davis to wear own name on jersey in OrlandoLOS ANGELES (AP) — Anthony Davis will wear his own name on the back of his jersey when the Los Angeles Lakers return to action. Davis and LeBron James both declined to choose a social justice message to replace their names on the back of their jerseys during the NBA restart. Davis said he was “torn between” choosing from among the 29 approved messages and sticking with his name. In the end, the seven-time All-Star decided that he wanted to represent his family name because it’s very important to him. The Virginian-Pilot reports the 64-year-old Balluzzo was the winningest driver in the history of the track.F1-STYRIAN GPHamilton wins Styrian GP ahead of Mercedes teammate BottasSPIELBERG, Austria (AP) — Lewis Hamilton won the Styrian Grand Prix from the pole position on Sunday to clinch an 85th career win and move within six of Michael Schumacher’s Formula One record.Hamilton’s record-extending 89th career pole on a rain-drenched track was one of his best in extreme conditions, but during the race he was hardly challenged as he finished a sizeable 13.7 seconds ahead of Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas and 33.7 ahead of Red Bull’s Max Verstappen. WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) — World TeamTennis has welcomed fans to matches at a resort in West Virginia. The matches started Sunday at The Greenbrier, where the entire three-week season is being held. There were strict measures in place at the matches to ensure health and safety as confirmed cases of the new coronavirus soar across the country. Anyone who wasn’t a player wore a mask inside the tennis stadium, and fans had their temperatures checked prior to entering. Rows of seats near courtside were covered up to allow for social distancing. Up to 500 spectators are being allowed at each of the outdoor matches at the 2,500-seat court.VIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTS O’Ward and Rosenqvist were both chasing their first career victories. They traded the lead throughout the second half of the race. O’Ward pulled ahead in the 43rd of 55 laps. Rosenqvist kept charging and finally passed him.MLB-NEWSYankees’ Judge out 2nd straight day with stiff neckUNDATED (AP) — Yankees slugger Aaron Judge has been held out of action for a second straight day due to a stiff neck. The 2017 AL Rookie of the Year was scratched from a simulated game Saturday after waking up with a sore neck. On Sunday the right fielder wasn’t included in either lineup for an intrasquad scrimmage. New York manager Aaron Boone said Judge got treatment at Yankee Stadium and was improving. — For the first time since the coronavirus shut down sports and chased away spectators, fans have returned to elite European soccer. Thousands of spectators turned out Sunday to see Paris Saint-Germain’s superstars back on a pitch. For their return to work, PSG’s marquee attacking duo of Neymar and Kylian Mbappe wore face masks in red, white and blue PSG colors and messages of thanks for health workers. The exhibition match was the first encounter in front of spectators to feature one of Europe’s elite clubs since the outbreak erupted. Only 5,000 people were allowed inside Le Havre’s 25,000-seat stadium to see the French League 2 club take on PSG’s star-studded squad. — Jockey Flavien Prat has tested positive for COVID-19 after riding in Kentucky. Del Mar officials said Prat was tested Sunday in La Jolla and was told shortly thereafter that he had a positive result. The 27-year-old jockey had been scheduled to ride eight horses at Del Mar on Sunday, but was removed from those mounts. He was in Kentucky to ride a day earlier. Prat, a three-time leading rider at Del Mar, is quarantining at home for at least 10 days. Del Mar requires all riders traveling from other locations to be tested before being able to ride at the seaside track north of San Diego.HORSE RACING-DEL MAR-FATALITY3-year-old filly euthanized after workout at Del MarDEL MAR, Calif. (AP) — A 3-year-old filly was euthanized after completing a workout at Del Mar, the track’s first fatality of its summer racing season. PGA-WORKDAY OPENMorikawa clutch in finish and playoff to win Workday OpenDUBLIN, Ohio (AP) — Collin Morikawa never looked like a winner at the Workday Charity Open until he tapped in for par on the third playoff hole, capping off a wild finish Sunday at Muirfield Village.Morikawa trailed Justin Thomas by three shots with three holes to play and managed to get into a playoff with a 6-under 66. Then, after watching Thomas hole a 50-foot birdie putt on the first extra hole, he had to make a 25-footer just to stay alive. He could only watch as Thomas had a 10-footer to win on the 18th on the second playoff hole.It finally ended on No. 10 when Thomas had to lay up from behind a tree and made bogey, and Morikawa took two putts from just inside 10 feet for his second career victory, and first against a strong PGA Tour field. Update on the latest sportslast_img read more

The Latest: Men’s singles semis, women’s doubles at US Open

first_imgThe Latest: Men’s singles semis, women’s doubles at US Open Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times EDT):___12:30 p.m. Associated Press The men’s semifinal matches will be played after the women’s doubles championship is awarded at the U.S. Open.Play began with the third-seeded team of Xu Yifan and Nicole Melichar playing the unseeded duo of Vera Zvonareva and Laura Siegemund.They were to be followed by Alexander Zverev against Pablo Carreno Busta, along with 2019 runner-up Daniil Medvedev facing No. 2 seed Dominic Thiem. None has won a Grand Slam title.Comfortable weather returned after the women’s singles semifinals were played with the Arthur Ashe Stadium roof closed Thursday night because of rain.___center_img More AP tennis: https://apnews.com/apf-Tennis and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports September 11, 2020last_img read more

‘Reading Rocks’ Program Aims to Help Students With Literacy

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisA new summer reading program called, ‘Reading Rocks!’ will be offered this year thanks to Alpena Public Schools. The ‘Reading Rocks!’ program is designed to help all students read better by the end of their 3rd grade year, and pass the new state requirements for reading levels.Back in 2016, Governor Rick Snyder signed into law a bill to aim at improving childhood literacy. Beginning in 2019 the new law will stop 3rd graders from moving on to 4th grade if their reading skills aren’t up to standard.Students eligible for ‘Reading Rocks!’ will be those having a difficult time with their reading skills, and for those currently in 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade. The 4–week program will be available at all six district elementary schools.There will be 36 spots for each of the elementary schools with possible openings for other students to attend. Parents will be notified by May if their child has been accepted.The program will start on June 27th and end on July 20th. Each session will be from 9 am until 11 am.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: Alpena Public Schools, Childhood Literacy, Governor Rick Snyder, Reading RocksContinue ReadingPrevious Alpena Chamber of Commerce & AHS Hold Senior Advisory Career Prep to Help Students Prepare for Their Future in the WorkforceNext Girl Scouts of Alpena Donate Dresses for ‘Every Dress Has a Story’ Community Servicelast_img read more