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Artists’ eccentric Sunnybank house has walls of bookshelves and a pink bathroom

first_imgThe kitchen has secret cabinets.An update of the kitchen also saw secret storage space.“I have a secret cupboard. It doesn’t look like a cupboard but it has a power point so I can charge devices without cords hanging out everywhere,” Ms Fietcher said.She said they had also enjoyed time playing with their children and dogs at a reserve that backs onto their property and that they would miss living there. The house at 45 Coolinda St, Sunnybank, is for sale.WHAT happens when a bibliophile and a potter buy a house together?Bright coloured walls of different textures and extreme bookshelves are the result of Corinne Fietcher and Clement Joseph’s artistic desires. This is a booklover’s paradise!More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus15 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market15 hours agoMs Fietcher is a librarian and also has a degree in Fine Arts, and her husband a nurse by trade, but an amateur potter at home.So naturally, when they renovated the 45 Coolinda St home, they would turn it into their creative sanctuary.They built bookshelves that spanned entire walls, landscaped the property, replaced the roof and added solar. Their niece said they should paint the walls pink — so they did!They even painted the bathroom pink, to the excitement of Ms Fietcher’s niece.“My niece said we should paint it pink, so I did,” she said.“When you’ve got an older place, you can indulge yourself in that kind of thing (and) we thought she would get a kick out of it for a few years.”center_img Outdoors is landscaped, and under the house is Mr Joseph’s pottery area.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:34Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:34 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenWhy The Block has been such a success00:35 The walls in the lounge have a variety of colours and textures.This eccentric yet delightful Sunnybank residence has been home to the couple for the past seven years, who bought it for the convenience of the location.“We saw a lot of potential in it and as we had two teenage children at the time … we liked there were buses, trains and the ability for them to ride bikes,” Ms Fietcher said.“It meant they could be independent and get themselves from point A to B.”last_img read more

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Osborn keeps Lincoln County streak alive

first_imgBy Kelly NinasNORTH PLATTE, Neb. (June 11) – The oval had many racing grooves for the competitors to chal­lenge for supremacy at Lincoln County Raceway Saturday evening. Finding the fastest grooves to were Colton Osborn, Zach Schultz, Casey Werkmeister, Jacob Olmstead and Andrew Baumgardner as all found themselves in the winner’s circle at the end of the evening.Continuing his streak was Osborn, as he captured yet another Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modi­fied victory. Osborn started in the third row and took little time to become in the lead group. He passed Dave Pedersen on the 10th lap and never looked back.Pedersen ended as the runner-up and Jay Steffens was third.It was a family battle at the front of the field during the final laps of the Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod feature with Zach and Dillon Schultz going head-to-head. Zach Schultz took the lead from the onset and was able to avoid all challenges throughout the feature event to claim the check­ered flag and victory.Zach Schultz was stalked by his brother Dillon during the final laps, but Dillon wasn’t able to get past and was forced to settle with runner-up accolades after starting in the fourth row. Brandon Clough was third.For the second week in a row, the most competitive feature event came in the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car division. Leading the way for the final four laps after battling through traffic, Casey Werk­meister crossed the finish line first to score the victory.Werkmeister had started in the fifth row. Kyle Clough recovered quite nicely after losing the lead to finish second. Third was Bob Hoing.Missing out on the heat race did nothing to slow Jacob Olmstead during the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock feature, where he snared the lead at the halfway point and never looked back to earn the win. The battle for second place came down to the final inches of the race, with Zach Olmstead edging Robbie Kosmacek by the slimmest of margins at the finish line.Keeping it in the family, Andrew Baumgardner drove his father’s car to the winner’s circle after winning the Mach-1 Sport Compact feature.last_img read more

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Quick releases email addressing diversity issues

first_imgProvost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Michael Quick, sent out a memorandum to the USC community on Monday in response to the various acts of bias and disrespect against minorities at USC.Titled “Access and Opportunity, Diversity and Inclusion,” the memorandum comes after the Undergraduate Student Government’s resolution on campus climate that was passed Tuesday and recent demonstrations on campus urging for student voices to be heard on campus diversity issues.The resolution called for action from the University administration following recent incidents related to racial bias. It specifically asked for a $100 million fund to support underrepresented students, additional resources for cultural centers on campus, mandatory diversity training and the hiring of a vice president for diversity, equity and inclusion, among other things.Quick wrote that he was touched by the student voices, both at USC and at other universities, that have stood up and called for improvement at their institutions. He argued that since its earliest days, USC has shown a commitment to diversity because of its imperative role in learning.“In the current historical context, that commitment reflects our desire to enrich learning by embracing a broad range of ideas and perspectives, our moral support for the cause of social justice, and our realization, in today’s increasingly global context, that the more diverse the community, the greater its potential for economic and cultural prosperity,” he wrote in the memorandum.When Quick became provost in April 2015, he outlined his commitment to access and opportunity as one of the four pillars he was going to focus on. He said he’s recently been brainstorming with other members of the Trojan community on ways to increase their commitment to these ideals.Quick, along with President C. L. Max Nikias and the leadership at USC, have outlined a series of steps that will improve campus climate and enhance access and opportunity.The first point said the provost is establishing a diversity task force, which will be co-chaired by Varun Soni, the dean of Religious Life, and Ainsley Carry, vice president for Student Affairs.The force will aim to gather ideas from the campus leaders on how to improve and provide suggestions to various campus units, like the Department of Public Safety and USC Housing, among others.Second, a series of open forums moderated by Professors Tara McPherson and George Sanchez will, like Quick wrote, “recognize criticism and complaint as a resource rather than as a problem.”Quick said he will be making a symposium series with community leaders sharing their stance on equity and diversity with students. In the memorandum, Quick invited students to suggest possible speakers and ideas for these panels.The task force also looks to identify diversity liaisons between the school deans and their faculty that can best address the needs of the community.“Given the breadth of this University, I believe this broad approach will be the most effective in addressing these issues,” Quick wrote.The memorandum also said a strategic planning process will chart a course for the USC community over the next several of years.USC’s Visions and Voices will also direct $100,000 of their budget per year to engage the community in diversity issues, according to Quick.Quick’s seventh point said there will be a $100,000 fund established that will go to supporting student programs and events that enhance diversity and inclusion. Another $100,000 fund will be administered through the Office of Religious Life to support programming specifically through the University’s cultural centers.The Office of the Provost will also start soliciting proposals to issue evidence-based approaches toward understanding racial bias and improving relations on campus.Quick said creating a faculty committee that will work with students and faculty to create residential diversity programs that will impact the residential college experience is another goal.Improving mechanisms that will record when unfortunate incidents do occur, so that they can be investigated and acted upon as soon as possible. A reporting button has been added to the USC LiveSafe app so that students can immediately report incidents of discrimination.Finally, Quick wrote that the leadership team at USC understands that though improving diversity is not just about the resources they can implement, taking these steps is helping USC move toward becoming a better, more inclusive school. Quick asked students to understand that the greatest form of diversity is that that comes with opinion.“We must be prepared not only to support those with whom we agree, but also respect those with whom we disagree,” he wrote. “Only in that way will we live up to the promise reflected in the faces staring out at us from those iconic photographs and create a University of Southern California worthy of them, and us.”Correction: This article previously stated that the Undergraduate Student Government’s resolution on campus climate was passed on Wednesday. It was passed on Tuesday. The Daily Trojan regrets the error.last_img read more

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