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Newstead is home to four new architectural icons born over coffee

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first_imgThe architecture of the four buildings and the central backyard concept is what sets the Newstead Series development apart.A SITE previously held for 103 years is now the location of a series of four architectural icons, a building concept thought up by a developer and his friends over a coffee.JGL Properties managing director John Livingstone is behind the Newstead Series, a collection of four boutique buildings with a total of 300 apartments and townhomes, which was born over a coffee date with some mates.Named after Australia’s famous wool presses, the four buildings are The Carlyle, The Donaldson, The Ajax and The Koerstz.With construction by Watpac well underway, completion is set for the end of the year with 90 per cent sold.Livingstone said the Series prime location was the biggest influence on the project, catering to local downsizes and young professionals looking for an upgraded lifestyle.JGL Properties managing director John Livingstone and leading architect Liam Proberts from Bureau Proberts collaborated on the Newstead Series.“We see this side of Newstead as an exclusive owner-occupier enclave bounded by wide tree-lined streets,” he said.“You can get into the hustle and bustle of the city and Gasworks and then retreat back to this quiet enclave of Newstead North.”Leading architect Liam Proberts of Bureau Proberts said the project was quite distinctive as they were able to create configuration concepts from what was an untouched opportunity.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home5 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor5 hours ago“We came onto this project at the right time when council was looking to the future of the area, which meant we were essentially able to work with them to create the best possible outcome,” Proberts said.“We wanted to design a formation that would engage this collection of buildings with the community, using suburban scale artwork.”BCM real estate Home magazine for April 29: Newstead Series. John Livingstone and Liam Proberts.Across the four buildings buyers can choose from around 120 design configurations, meaning the majority of apartments and townhomes will have some unique features.Proberts said the “backyard” concept of the development was something that he loved.The Newstead Series has poured $2 million into the “backyard” which is central to the four buildings.The landscaping includes a 25 metre swimming pool, open lawns, outdoor dining areas, an outdoor LED cinema screen, outdoor gymnasium, sauna, communal herb gardens and a fire pit.“I love the Newstead Series backyard, it’s the one thing missing from most residential developments, so these four buildings are able to provide the backyard through the central landscape oasis,” he said.Newstead Series backyard.The Newstead Series hosted an evening for buyers and interested public at Rogue Bar and Bistro earlier this year with Proberts attending as a special guest, alongside Livingstone, and Ray White sales executive Hamish Bowman.The dynamic team spoke about some of the inspiration behind the collection with Proberts citing teamwork between council, developer, builder, artists and locals in the design process as a key defining factor of the project.last_img read more

Bulldogs Freshman Baseball Team Win Season Opener

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first_imgThe Batesville HS Freshman baseball team finally got to play their first game of the season defeating Greensburg 14-9.It was a home game against Greensburg, and Batesville wasted no time in getting on the board. Two runs in the first were scored by  Austin Siefert and Nathan Eckstein. Greensburg scored 3 runs in the top of the second, but Batesville countered that run by scoring 5 runs in the bottom of the third. Austin Siefert scored on a single by Devon Scripture and then scored on a sacrifice fly by Garret Lee. Nate Slavin was safe at first by a fielding error on the Greensburg first baseman and worked his way around the bases, scoring on a passed ball. Braydon Worthington used a 7 pitch at bat to draw a walk as did Matthew Meehan. Devon Meeks laid down a perfectly placed bunt and scored Braydon and Matthew. Greensburg countered yet again with 1 run in the top of the 4th inning, but Batesville fought back again scoring 3 more runs in the bottom half of the inning. With the score 10-4 in favor of Batesville, Greensburg put 5 runners across the plate in the top of the 6th to tighten the game at 10-9. Not to be out done, Batesville scored 4 runs in the bottom of the 6th to give a little cushion to relief pitcher Austin Siefert. Austin got Greensburg to go down 1-2-3 in the top of the 7th giving Batesville the win 14-9.The next game for the freshman is this Saturday (4/23) at Roncalli HS for a doubleheader.Winning Pitcher: Nate Slavin.  Save: Austin Siefert.Hits: 10 Total Hits.  Austin Siefert – 3 singles, Braydon Worthington – 2 singles, and Devon Scripture & Bo Tinker & Devon Meeks & Nate Slavin & Garrett Lee each had 1.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Brian Roleson.last_img read more

Kay ends test drive in Farley’s victory lane

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first_imgBy Jerry MackeyFARLEY, Iowa (June 9) – Friday was a beautiful night for stock car racing at the all-new Farley Speedway. The GSI Collision Specialists IMCA Modifieds were the featured division with their 20-lap feature bringing the final checkered flag of the night.Justin Kay had worked on Richie Gustin’s no. 19G car in his Wheatland shop all day and decided with Gustin’s permission to take the Modified to Farley and test the changes made. The changes adapted well as Kay chased down race leader Matt Gansen and made the pass for the lead as the race passed the midway point. Kay went on to take the checkers ahead of Gansen and Austin Mo­yer.Jon Merfeld was the beneficiary of a blown right rear tire on Out-Pace Racing Products IMCA Late Model feature race leader Joel Callahan. The misfortune for Callahan came as the leaders raced to the white flag. Merfeld took the win ahead of Eric Pollard.Tyler Soppe scored the GSI Collision Specialists IMCA Northern SportMod feature win, his fourth in a row. Soppe took the lead away from Troy Bauer on lap nine and went on to score the win ahead of Bauer and Nick Coates.Phil Holtz scored his second consecutive Bakey Seamless Gutters IMCA Stock Car feature win. Holtz took the win ahead of Cole Mather and Tommy Thompson.Friday, June 16th will be the annual Legends Night at Farley as the track will welcome a large group of drivers from years gone by to a special night of recognition and camaraderie. The vin­tage coupes will be special guests during the evening race program. Hot laps are at 7 p.m. with racing to follow.last_img read more

Students compete for the chance to record single

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first_imgUSC students will soon have a chance to compete in College Star, a collegiate singing competition modeled after American Idol. While the show was initially available to UC Berkeley students exclusively, Brent Freed, a junior at UC Berkeley and the producer of College Star, is bringing the show to the USC campus this March.“The model works so well in Berkeley — we have hundreds of people that would audition,” Freed said. “After a couple years, I realized — this could work at so many other schools. Having had a lot of family members who went to USC, and as a big fan of USC myself, I said to myself, ‘Why don’t I give it a shot at USC?’”The competition begins with an online audition, which is currently open, and will close on Feb. 21. Students who wish to compete in the future rounds of the show should upload online audition videos through the College Star Channel of Indi.com, an online platform promoting music. Original compositions, covers, and any genre — rap, country or pop — is welcome.The show has also partnered with 1500 or Nothin’, a musical ensemble composed of producers and songwriters, some of whom have been nominated for Grammy Awards, which will evaluate all the contestants throughout the show. The company has previously produced for Bruno Mars, Snoop Dogg, Adele and Beyoncé, as well as Kendrick Lamar’s Grammy-winning album, To Pimp a Butterfly.The top 24 contestants from the online audition will be invited to the Boot Camp weekend, held at USC on March 5-6, where they will be offered training sessions with record producers. The 12 best contestants will be given a chance to perform at the live show at the Belasco Theater on March 24.“At the live show, the audience gets to vote through a texting service,” Freed said. “The judges will also vote. The two votes will be calculated, and the winner will be immediately determined at the live show.”The winner of the show will get a chance to produce a single with the producers. Grant Genske, a previous winner of the show and a graduate of UC Berkeley, released an EP three months ago.“The producers are only providing the platform to meet with songwriters, producers, managers and help people get opportunities to work with people who have a lot of experience with the music industry,” Freed said. “The winner of the show becomes a campus icon. Grant lives in San Francisco, but he has been offered opportunities in Los Angeles, and will be move to L.A. soon to pursue his music career.”Any USC student is eligible. According to Freed, winners of the show have included everyone from engineers to political science majors.“What we are creating is an opportunity for students to showcase their talent,” Freed said. “We do not feel like every single student that goes to college is a musician or majoring in pop music. Whether you are an a capella singer or pop music singer, an engineer or a math major, this competition is very diverse. It is open to anybody who sings.”Correction: A previous version of this article stated that the winners of the competition will have the opportunity to produce an album. It is a single. The Daily Trojan regrets the error.last_img read more