Tiny houses big with U.S. owners seeking economic freedom

first_img 2SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr by. Nina GlinskiDoug Immel recently completed his custom-built dream home, sparing no expense on details like cherry-wood floors, cathedral ceilings and stained-glass windows — in just 164 square feet of living space including a loft.The 57-year-old schoolteacher’s tiny house near Providence, Rhode Island, cost $28,000 — a seventh of the median price of single-family residences in his state.“I wanted to have an edge against career vagaries,” said Immel, a former real estate appraiser. A dwelling with minimal financial burden “gives you a little attitude.” He invests the money he would have spent on a mortgage and related costs in a mutual fund, halving his retirement horizon to 10 years and maybe even as soon as three. “I am infinitely happier.”Dramatic downsizing is gaining interest among Americans, gauging by increased sales of plans and ready-made homes and growing audiences for websites related to the niche. A+E Networks Corp. will air, beginning today, “Tiny House Nation” a series on FYI that “celebrates the exploding movement.” continue reading »last_img read more

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We know what it’s going to take – Rogers

first_imgRogers has committed for a second year with the Flyers, after re-joining the Flyers last season following spells in the US and in Europe.Click here to subscribe to the official YouTube channel of the Bristol Flyers.last_img

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TV listings: College football games

first_imgTVTVSaturday’s gamesBYU at Michigan, 11 a.m., WKRN-2Southern at Georgia, 11 a.m., SEC Net.LSU at Syracuse, 11 a.m., ESPNGeorgia Tech at Duke, 11 a.m., ESPN2Central Florida at South Carolina, 11 a.m., ESPNUSouthern Miss at Nebraska, 11 a.m., ESPNewsIndiana at Wake Forest, 11 a.m., WUXP-30Navy at Connecticut, 11 a.m., CBS SNCentral Michigan at Michigan State, 11 a.m., Big Ten Net.Delaware at North Carolina, 11:30 a.m., Fox TNNicholls State at Colorado, 12:30 p.m., Pac-12 Net.FIU at Louisiana Tech, 1:30 p.m., Fox CollegeRice at Baylor, 2 p.m., SportSouthMaryland at West Virginia, 2 p.m., Fox Sports 1Tennessee at Florida, 2:30 p.m., WTVF-5, 104.5-FMMassachusetts at Notre Dame, 2:30 p.m., WSMV-4Western Michigan at Ohio State, 2:30 p.m., WKRN-2Oklahoma State at Texas, 2:30 p.m., ESPNVirginia Tech at East Carolina, 2:30 p.m., ESPN2North Texas at Iowa, 2:30 p.m., ESPNUMiami (Ohio) at Western Kentucky, 2:30 p.m., CBS SNSan Diego State at Penn State, 2:30 p.m., Big Ten Net.MTSU at Illinois, 3 p.m., ESPNews, 102.5-FM, 89.5-FMLa.-Monroe at Alabama, 3 p.m., SEC Net., 94.9-FMCumberland at Valdosta State, 3 p.m., 98.9-FMTCU at Texas Tech, 3:30 p.m., WZTV-17California at Washington, 4 p.m., Pac-12 Net.TSU at Florida A&M, 5 p.m., 1470-AMTexas A&M vs. Arkansas, 6 p.m., ESPN, 102.5-FMVanderbilt at Ole Miss, 6 p.m., ESPNU, 1510-AM, 560-AM, 95.9-FMTennessee Tech at Murray State, 6 p.m., WUXP-30Colorado State at UTSA, 6 p.m., CBS SNAustin Peay at Eastern Kentucky, 6 p.m., 105.1-FMMississippi State at Auburn, 6:30 p.m., ESPN2Missouri at Kentucky, 6:30 p.m., SEC Net., 94.9-FMUCLA at Arizona, 7 p.m., WKRN-2Hawaii at Wisconsin, 7 p.m., Big Ten Net.N.C. State at South Alabama, 7 p.m., ESPNewsUtah at Oregon, 7:30 p.m., WZTV-17USC at Arizona State, 9:30 p.m., ESPNFresno State at San Jose State, 9:30 p.m., CBS SNlast_img read more

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URSS Rebels ready for RPM, 81 doubleheader

first_imgHAYS, Kan. – The United Rebel Sprint Series will hit the ground running with a double header weekend at one of the driver’s favorite tracks and a trip to one of the region’s most storied tracks.All eyes will be on the Rebels as the point season begins with trips to two lightning fast 3/8’s-mile ovals.On Saturday night, May 27, the URSS heads to RPM Speedway in Hays, Kan., for the first of three appearances this season. The Kansas Region date is a make-up for the April 29 race in which Mother Nature claimed victory.Pit gates will open at 4 p.m., the grandstand opens at 5 p.m. and the green flag waves at 7 p.m.On 
Sunday, May 28, the URSS makes its way back to C. Ray Hall’s 81 Speedway in Wichita, Kan., for Sprint Car Maynia. The URSS co-sanctions with the Sprint Series of Oklahoma for a $1,000 to win, minimum $200 to start national points show.Look for a stout field of racers from both sanctions as Ty Williams, who has two wins in Dodge City, defending IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car national champion Andy Shouse, and 2016 IMCA RaceSaver national rookie of the year Zach Blurton, along with a host of veterans and young guns battle it out.Gates open at 5:00 p.m. and racing starts at 7 p.m.last_img read more

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Djokovic, Nadal cruise into Monte Carlo quarters

first_imgDjokovic extended his winning streak against US players with a 6-3, 6-0 defeat of Taylor Fritz.The two-time tournament champion has now won nine in a row over Americans since losing at Wimbledon in 2016 to Sam Querrey. “It was very challenging to play in these (windy) conditions,” Djokovic said. “Taylor just flattens the ball. “We had five, six close games in the first set, I just managed to break his resistance midway through. “After that, things went on my side and I felt more comfortable.“This was one of these days where you just have to hang in there and try to put an extra ball back in the court – that was enough.”Nadal repeated last year’s semi-final win over Grigor Dimitrov, beating the Bulgarian for the 12th time, 6-4, 6-1.“I’m very, very happy, this is an important victory for me,” the second seed said after winning his 23rd consecutive set at the tournament. “Grigor is a super talent and is very dangerous. It was a positive match for me.“I had a good day, I can be happy with what I did on court.“When you don’t play on clay for almost a year, every win is important for the confidence, especially as I’m coming back from injury.”Spain’s 17-time Grand Slam champion started his clay season this week after missing a month with another knee problem and has title-holder points to defend here plus Barcelona, Rome and Roland Garros.Rafael Nadal hasn’t lost in Monte Carlo since 2015. AFP/YANN COATSALIOUThe king of clay is bidding for a 12th trophy in the principality. His record at the event is a staggering 70-4.Nadal spent almost an hour in securing the first set but picked up the pace in the second as he ran out the winner.He next faces Guido Pella, who defeated Italy’s Marco Cecchinato 6-4, 4-6, 6-4.Third Alexander Zverev suffered another early exit as he lost 7-6 (8/6), 6-1 to 2013 semi-finalist Fabio Fognini, while French Open runner-up Dominic Thiem was blown away by Dusan Lajovic.The Serb reeled off five straight games to complete a 6-3, 6-3 win over Indian Wells champion Thiem, who had beaten Lajovic on six previous occasions.– Medvedev awaits Djokovic –World number one Djokovic will be playing his ninth quarter-final here from 13 appearances at his home event.Djokovic turned in a steady performance while his opponent committed nearly 30 unforced errors in 68 minutes.Sixth seed Stefanos Tsitsipas earlier lost 6-2, 1-6, 6-4 as Daniil Medvedev continued his run of form.The Russian will next line up against Djokovic after losing to him in January in the Australian Open fourth round.Tsitsipas was caught on the back foot facing three match points as he trailed 0-40 on his serve late in the third set. After saving the first two, the Greek botched the third to seal his exit after an hour and three-quarters.Medvedev increased his leading total of ATP season match wins to 20 as a result after he beat Tsitsipas for the fourth time in as many attempts.“This was a great achievement for me,” Medvedev said. “Everything was perfect today.”Ranked a career-high 14th, Medvedev credits his rising form to a renewed dedication to the sport.“I’ve been working hard for the past 18 months – since before the start of 2018. I’ve dedicated my life to tennis, which I did not do before,” he said.“I had my best season last year – hopefully this year will be better.”The Russian reached his first quarter-final at the Masters 1000 level after winning his second match against a Top 10 opponent. Tsitsipas, runner-up last season to Nadal in Toronto, suffered his eighth defeat of the season against 18 wins and will try and lift his game next week on the clay of Barcelona.Italian qualifier Lorenzo Sonego defeated Britain’s Cameron Norrie 6-2, 7-5.last_img read more

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DIODATI EARNS U SPORTS WEEKLY HONOURS

first_imgStory Links  Print Friendly Version FB: TORONTO TOUCHDOWN! After the D force the fumble, Daniel Diodati finishes it off! Blues lead the No. 6 @CURavens 19-10 with 1:55 to go in the first half. @UofT @UofTKPE @OUAsport @USPORTS_FB @UofTBluesFB pic.twitter.com/G1hgPK8Qzg— U of T Varsity Blues (@Varsity_Blues) September 22, 2018 For more information, scores and highlights on your favourite U of T athletes and teams, please visit www.varsityblues.ca. Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter, Instagram, SnapChat and Facebook for the latest and greatest in Varsity Blues intercollegiate athletics. Second-year University of Toronto Varsity Blues receiver Daniel Diodati has been named the U SPORTS football special teams player of the week for the period ending September 23.Diodati racked up 158 all-purpose yards and two touchdowns in the Varsity Blues football team’s heated contest with the No. 6 nationally ranked Carleton Ravens on Saturday afternoon at Varsity Stadium.The sociology major made five punt returns for 128 yards, including a beautiful 99-yard return for a touchdown midway through the fourth quarter. Diodati’s first major of the day came off a five-yard rush in the second quarter.A native of Etobicoke, Ont., Diodati also hauled in six receptions for 25 yards on the day.FB: TORONTO TOUCHDOWN! Daniel Diodati with a 99-yard punt return for his second major of the day! The Blues trail the @CURavens 32-26 with 5:56 to [email protected] @OUAsport @USPORTSca @USPORTS_FB @UofTBluesFB pic.twitter.com/VEAMufp3Gy— U of T Varsity Blues (@Varsity_Blues) September 22, 2018last_img read more

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