Salisbury home more than just “belt and braces”

first_imgThe house at 72 Blackwood Rd, Salisbury, is for sale.Enjoying a meal under the void in his open-plan kitchen, living and dining room is one of Nigel Johnson’s favourite places to be.Mr Johnson and his partner Patricia Vernyik bought the block of land at 72 Blackwood Rd, Salisbury, in 2014, and took a couple of years playing with the design of what they would eventually build there.The kitchen is modern and flows outside.“We wanted to do something that was a bit different to the belt and braces four bedroom home with nothing particularly unique about it,” Mr Johnson said.“One day we were talking to someone from Valeco Homes and showed them our layout, and they had something remarkably similar but better.”A void above the dining area helps downstairs communicate with upstairs.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus13 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market13 hours agoThe main living space is open plan.The rest is history, with the couple building with Valeco Homes and moving into their two-storey modern abode in early 2016.“We wanted to get all of the living areas flowing together, and have the alfresco as part of the living area,” Mr Johnson said.“We did that by enclosing it but you still get good breezes.“By introducing the void it made quite a big impact, and made the space dynamic.“Now, upstairs communicates with downstairs and you typically don’t get that.”The master bedroom is large and has an ensuite.The house is on a wide leafy street, located near Salisbury State School, shops and public transport.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:51Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:51 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD576p576p432p432p270p270pAutoA, 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 Rate1xFullscreenStarting your hunt for a dream home00:51last_img read more

Travel Advisory: I-95 Shut Down in Jacksonville Due to Brush Fire

first_imgMemorial Day weekend travel may be difficult in North Florida due heavy smoke from a stubborn wildfire.I-95 is closed in both directions for seven miles in Jacksonville due to poor visibility.I-95 is closed in both directions for seven miles between SR 200 and Pecan Park. Also, I-95 North is closed at Exit 362 to I-295 where drivers will be diverted east or west. The JSO says these traffic changes could be in effect all day.You can take I-75 as an alternative out of the state.I-95 is closed in both directions for seven miles between SR 200 and Pecan Park. Also, I-95 North is closed at Exit 362 to I-295 where drivers will be diverted east or west. The JSO says these traffic changes could be in effect all day.The  wildfire is proving to be a tough opponent for firefighters.The Yellow Bluff Fire has grown to 450 acres and is only 30 percent contained.That’s a slight improvement over the night before when it was just 25 percent contained.The Florida Forest Service says the terrain and the fire’s proximity to I-95 are making things difficult, and it could take the whole weekend before the fire is put out.Those looking for the cause of a growing wildfire are focusing on a passing train.The Yellow Bluff Fire appears to have started near train tracks in Jacksonville Wednesday afternoon.The Florida Forest Service speculates something thrown from the train could have started the fire, or maybe friction from the brakes or exhaust fumes.No homes or businesses are in harm’s way at this point, and no serious injuries have been reported.last_img read more

Who plays on ‘Thursday Night Football’ tonight? Time, TV channel, schedule for Week 10

first_imgIn 2019, “Thursday Night Football” generally features intriguing matchups, even if the quality of play takes a dip as a result of a short week for the participating teams. That’s part of the reason the NFL can continue to get away with forcing teams to play a few days early each week. As long as fans care to scan their TV channels for “Thursday Night Football,” the league will give the people what they want.This week on “Thursday Night Football,” the Raiders will host the Chargers in a game scheduled to kick off at 8:20 p.m. ET on Fox and NFL Network. Based on the tiny point spread attached to this game, Oakland vs. Los Angeles is expected to be tight. The 4-5 Chargers are one-point favorites over the 4-4 Raiders. Thursday night games on Fox this season are called by the network’s lead broadcast team of Joe Buck and Troy Aikman, sideline reporters Erin Andrews and Kristina Pink, and rules analyst Mike Pereira.Andrea Kramer and Hannah Storm are the voices for Amazon Prime’s broadcasts.Thursday Night Football TV schedule for 2019All “Thursday Night Football” games start at 8:20 p.m. ET.WeekDateMatchupTV channels4Sept. 26Eagles at PackersFox, NFLN, Prime5Oct. 3Rams at SeahawksFox, NFLN, Prime6Oct. 10Giants at PatriotsFox, NFLN, Prime7Oct. 17Chiefs at BroncosFox, NFLN, Prime8Oct. 24Redskins at VikingsFox, NFLN, Prime9Oct. 3149ers at CardinalsFox, NFLN, Prime10Nov. 7Chargers at RaidersFox, NFLN, Prime11Nov. 14Steelers at BrownsFox, NFLN, Prime12Nov. 21Colts at TexansFox, NFLN, Prime14Dec. 5Cowboys at BearsFox, NFLN, Prime15Dec. 12Jets at RavensFox, NFLN, Prime WEEK 10 NFL PICKS: Straight up | Against the spreadOakland enters this game averaging 381.6 yards per game in part because of talented rookie running back Josh Jacobs, but also because of a Derek Carr hot streak. The Raiders QB has 7 touchdowns and just 1 interception for a 120.4 passer rating over his last three games. On the other side, Philip Rivers has been shaky at times this season, but the Chargers QB tends to shine against the Raiders. Rivers has 45 career TD passes against Oakland, the most vs. any opponent, and he has 1,217 passing yards (304.3 per game), 8 TDs, 1 INT and a 121.7 rating over his last four games against the division rival.Below is all the info you need to watch “Thursday Night Football” this week, including the TV channel and kickoff time for Raiders vs. Chargers.Who plays on Thursday Night Football tonight?Los Angeles Chargers at Oakland RaidersKickoff time: 8:20 p.m. ETIn our picks against the spread and our straight-up NFL predictions for Week 10, Sporting News is split on Thursday night’s game. Below are the explanations for each pick.Pick against the spread: One of these hot teams will use this game to continue a march back to AFC wild-card contention. The Raiders are home underdogs, but they have the best matchup in their favor with Jacobs against the Chargers’ reeling run defense. LA will answer with big plays in the passing game from Rivers in its new, more dynamic offense, but Oakland will finish a few more drives to take its latest near-last home game. Pick: Raiders win 27-20 and cover the spread.Straight-up prediction: Before it shifted in LA’s favor, this game opened as a pick ’em with good reason. Neither the 4-4 Raiders nor the 4-5 Chargers are expected to keep up with the Chiefs in the AFC West, but both are still contenders for a wild card. Los Angeles entered the season with higher expectations, and coming off consecutive refreshing wins, Anthony Lynn’s bunch is starting to look like the team many expected it to be. Quietly, the Chargers have a top-10 scoring defense. That will be the key against a good-but-not-unstoppable Raiders offense. Prediction: Chargers 23, Raiders 17.MORE: Full betting preview for Chargers vs. RaidersWhat channel is Thursday Night Football on?TV channel (national): NFL Network, FoxTV channel (Oakland): KTVUTV channel (Los Angeles): KTTVLive stream: Amazon Prime”Thursday Night Football” broadcast rights in 2019 are shared between Fox, NFL Network and Amazon Prime.last_img read more