first_imgArchitect Mark Wilson will speak about how to build your ‘grand forever home at tomorrow’s Brisbane Home show. Pic David KellyDESIGNING homes for multi-generational living is the latest trend in Queensland architecture.That is according to Architects Black and Wilson architect Mark Wilson, who is offering advice on how to build your ‘grand forever home’, at tomorrow’s Brisbane Home Show.Mr Wilson said with the increasing pressure on first home buyers to raise their initial deposit, Millennials were returning home in such high numbers it was changing the way Queenslanders were designing their houses.“We need to design the houses for multi-generations, because the Millennials go away for two years, then come home and they stay home there until they have enough money for a deposit,” he said.“As deposits are getting more and more and more, most of them stay there until they’re probably in their 30s.“So we’ve got to design the houses for their kids to come home, and quite often possibly married, so they need to design it so there is autonomy and privacy for two multi-generational families under the one roof.”Architects Black & Wilson’s Stanthorpe project, which won the regional and state QMBA award for excellence in sustainable living.At tomorrow’s event Mr Wilson is expected to speak about a recent Stanthorpe project, in which he came up with an innovative way to address the varying temperatures at the site.“Temperatures range from minus 5 to 40 degrees so we incorporated a ‘breeze-solarium’ in the middle of the house,” he said.“This room is ostensibly an internal breezeway that is completely shaded and opened up to the cooling breezes in summer.This room is ostensibly an internal breezeway that is completely shaded and opened up to the cooling breezes in summer.“The wedge shape pulls hot air form the adjoining building.“Conversely this room is completely enclosed in winter and designed to allow full sun penetration warm the whole house in winter.”More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus16 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market16 hours agoThis room is completely enclosed in winter and designed to allow full sun penetration warm the whole house in winter.The event, being held from 1pm at the Brisbane Convention Centre’s seminar room, will also address designing for climate, function, the site and longevity.>>FOLLOW EMILY BLACK ON TWITTER< read more

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first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersI had the privilege of watching Kobe up close, of interviewing him and writing about him, during his formative years with the Lakers.Complete coverage: Kobe Bryant helicopter crashHis first 10 years in the NBA coincided with my 10 years as a general sports columnist for the Los Angeles Daily News. In that great decade for L.A. sports, the job meant covering the Lakers three-peat, the Pete Carroll Trojans’ titles, the Angels’ World Series championship. Plus lots of Dodgers drama good and bad.The best part was observing Bryant from his debut as a teenager to his prime, from the triumphant but turbulent years with Shaquille O’Neal through his seasons as the Lakers’ lone superstar, from hero to villain and back in the eyes of L.A. fans amid clashes with management and the law. This was more instructive than all the rest of that decade about modern sports and celebrity and the dynamics of individual and team greatness.As a columnist, you drop in the big story of the moment. Unless your face is on ESPN a lot, players might not know you as well as they know the daily beat writers. I can count on one hand the athletes who ever walked across a locker room to say hi – not to praise or complain about something I wrote or to honor an interview request, but just to say it’s been a while and good to see you. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Bryant was one who did that, in a hockey arena in Bakersfield before a Lakers exhibition game one year in the 2000s. What might sound like a bland gesture was just the sort of small human kindness that’s rare enough in such settings to be memorable.Probably he was aware that I had often favored him when I wrote about his feud with O’Neal; or he appreciated the commitment of someone who would chug up HIghway 99 to sit in on a preseason game. Or he was just showing the kind of awareness of people around him that you’ll read about in many writers’ remembrances this week.From the beginning, even as Bryant displayed a selfish streak, a famous single-mindedness about his craft, a sometimes aloof and calculating personality, I was surprised that he was at all well-adjusted and often normal. That was no sure thing, given that he’d been immersed in basketball since birth, the hoops-obsessed son of an NBA player.Living in Italy for most of his childhood while Joe Bryant played there would have a broadening effect, of course. But it also put even more of his focus on basketball, since he saw America through NBA videos sent by his grandfather and trips to the United States to play in a summer league.His interest in the world outside basketball was a tribute to his intelligence and, no doubt, the adults in his life, both family and coaches.By the end of his playing career, the “selfish” player had helped two almost entirely different Lakers rosters to multiple championships. The kid who had skipped from high school to the NBA, and missed the intense bond between a player and his college, had more than made up for it with his 20-year connection with the Lakers and their fans. That the emotions between Bryant and fans ran the gamut only made the emotional journey more complete.The player we’d always known was great, but couldn’t always be sure was good, left the court a hero.All of which followed a familiar heel-to-hero athletic career arc. It would have been sad enough if his life had ended then.The short years since make this especially poignant. Bryant was on his way to a second life in the arts, in business, as a father, as driven as he’d been in basketball. Like John Lennon, who died at 40, he was starting over.The one-time prodigy was now the adult mentor in the lives of young NBA stars.As a Hollywood rookie, he won an Oscar as the writer and narrator of the animated short film “Dear Basketball.”Once charged with rape – though not tried, and neither convicted nor exonerated – he was the doting father to four girls and an advocate for women in sports.For once, the word “legacy” isn’t being overused. Kobe’s is heavy and complicated.Figuring out how to emulate and honor him will be hard.Writing Monday on Instagram as if he were addressing Bryant directly, LeBron James said: “I promise you I’ll continue your legacy man! You mean so much to us all here especially #LakerNation and it’s my responsibility to put this (expletive) on my back and keep it going!!”That might be too much responsibility for one player or even a whole Lakers team. Dedicate the season to Kobe, sure, but it’s too much to think the Lakers will have let him down if they don’t win the NBA title. That’s taking “rings or bust” thinking to an even more ridiculous extreme than usual.We haven’t wrestled with many tragedies quite like this before.Kobe Bryant’s great days as a player were behind him, and we mourn that promise fulfilled. But he seemed to be living his best days as a person when he died, and we mourn what else might have been.There’s a movie in this too. If only he could have made it.center_img We’re all too used to the tragedy of a great athlete dying young. We make movies about such sad figures: Lou Gehrig. Steve Prefontaine. Brian Piccolo.We’re not as prepared, it turns out, to handle the tragedy of a great ex-athlete dying young.It’s one of the reasons that Bryant’s Song is a different story.By the time he died at age 41 along with his daughter Gianna and seven others in a helicopter crash in Calabasas on Sunday, Kobe Bryant was into a second act that was all the more amazing to those who watched him from the start of the first.last_img read more

first_img0Shares0000Sofapaka bench led by head coach John Baraza (center) during a past Kenyan Premier League clash. Photo/RAYMOND MAKAHAYANAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 7- With Gor Mahia losing for the first time this season after going down 2-1 away to Bandari FC in Mombasa on Tuesday afternoon, chasing teams have revived hopes of doing the gigantic task of bridging the gap and shocking K’Ogalo for the 2018 Kenyan Premier League title.Sofapaka, the 2009 champions, are 13 points behind the leaders while Bandari are now 11 points close to the record 16-time champions who nonetheless have a two-game deficit. Batoto ba Mungu head coach John Baraza says his side will not give up on the chase for the crown and will wait to make the most of any slip ups by Gor.“We have nine matches remaining this season and that is 27 points to fight for. Definitely, fate is not on our hands, but this is football you never know. Gor will drop points along the way and if they do, we have to make sure we are in a position to benefit. We have to ensure we try win all the remaining games and see what happens,” Baraza told Capital Sport.Baraza though has bemoaned two losses they picked before last weekend’s 1-0 win against Ulinzi Stars, saying those were six vital points dropped. Sofapaka lost 2-0 to Kariobangi Sharks and 2-1 to Tusker, slowing down their march to catch up with Gor.“They were very unfortunate losses and I think if we picked those two wins, we would have a very good chance. Against Sony we didn’t play very well. They outplayed us. Against Tusker, we were the best team and played a brilliant game but lost. However, that is behind our backs and we focus ahead,” the tactician added.Sofapaka strikers Umaru Kassumba, Piston Mutamba and Stephen Waruru celebrate one of the goals in their 3-0 win over Baba Dogo United in the FKF Shield Round of 32 match at the Camp Toyoyo Ground on June 24, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluIn their quest, Sofapaka can hand themselves a huge favor if they BEAT k’Ogalo when the two sides lock horn on the 22nd of this month, the tie tentatively set for the Kinoru Stadium in Meru.They came inches close to beating the league leaders when they met in the first leg having come from 2-0 down to lead 3-2 but conceded a last minute goal.The other side with a probably realistic chance of catching up with Gor is AFC Leopards who are fourth with 42 points. Ingwe were 1-0 winners over Mathare United over the weekend, a result that injected some hope of fighting for the title.Mathare started the season as one of the title prospects, but have since slumped after a brilliant start and have gone eight matches without enjoying victory. They are now placed seventh in the standings with 35 points.Meanwhile, while the battle for the league looks more of a chance battle, the one at the extreme end of the table promises to shape down to a battle down to the wire.Wazito are bottom of the pile with 20 points, same as Thika United but with an inferior goal difference. Vihiga United occupy the play-off slot with 23 points, four behind the safe zone occupied by Chemelil Sugar.Wazito FC head coach Frank Ouna quenches his thirst during a past Kenyan Premier League match. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluLeague debutants Wazito have not won a league game since their 1-0 victory over Sofapaka on April 29 and have lost nine of their last 12 outings. They played to a 0-0 draw with Nzoia Sugar over the weekend, but they look far from convincing especially after massive exits in mid-seasonThika United survived the chop last season after winning 1—against Ushuru in the promotion and relegation play-off, but if their form this season is anything to go by, it looks like a tall order.Just like Wazito, Thika have been forced to do some serious rebuilding after most of the first team players left in mid-season and have lost four of their last five games. Losses against Nakumatt and Sony Sugar have had massive blows on their survival bid.Vihiga have lost three matches on the trot and new boss Mike Mururi has a tall order to rescue the side from the snare of relegation. Their closest rivals to safety, Chemelil, beat them 1-0 last weekend to move three points clear.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

first_img1 Chelsea have agreed a £40million move for Manchester United target Tiemoue Bakayoko, who will pen a five-year deal at Stamford Bridge.According to French outlet RMC, the deal is done, with a medical booked in for Friday ahead of the official completion of the transfer.French champions Monaco have finally accepted the offer from Chelsea, who made Bakayoko one of their top targets earlier this summer.It will come as bad news for United, who have also been extensively linked with the young Frenchman during this window.United boss Jose Mourinho is desperate to land a hard-working, combative midfielder before the start of the season and Bakayoko appeared to fit the bill.The Old Trafford giants have also been linked with Chelsea’s Nemanja Matic, Tottenham’s Eric Dier and Roma’s Belgian ace Radja Nainggolan.Bakayoko was a key member of the Monaco squad who won Ligue 1 and reached the Champions League semi-final and is now considered one of the best midfielders of his kind in world football.As such, £40m could eventually be considered as very shrewd business for the man still under contract until 2019.Manchester United and Chelsea to go head-to-head for Radja Nainggolan – reports Tiemoue Bakayoko last_img read more