The ‘beach shack’ becomes amazing beachside duplex

first_img1/36 Jefferson Lane, Palm Beach.IT’S roughly 25 steps to the beach and you won’t need to worry about bringing your shoes. That’s the advice homeowners Jedda and Brent give to all their guests when they come to visit their beachside abode. The couple built the contemporary three-level home four years ago.“When we first bought it there was originally two old units on the block,” Mrs Shaw said. “We lived there for about a year and called it ‘the beach shack’. It was considerably aged when we moved in. I would say it was about 30 years old.” The Palm Beach locals said they were inspired by their beachside suburb to create an up-market home. With the help of McGowan Brothers Builders the duplex was built in just under a year. The Shaw family said they were impressed with the construction.“It is an amazing feeling seeing your vision become a reality and it was built really well,” Mrs Shaw said.“We built it with the kids in mind so the house is quite spacious and open to accommodate for a big family.”More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North4 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day agoMrs Shaw said now that her three children had left the nest she and her husband were looking to downsize.“The great thing about building a duplex is that we were able to choose our neighbours,” Mrs Shaw said.“We have a lap pool on our property, and the neighbours have a similar plunge pool. The balcony is my favourite part — they aren’t for show, they are built to be used all year round.”Mrs Shaw said the family spent most of their time on the balcony watching the ocean.“The main bedroom is also one of my favourites — it takes up the entire third level and is more of a parents’ retreat. I do spend a lot of time up there.” The property features high ceilings, streamlined open-plan living and a sun-washed terrace for entertaining.The private courtyard adds a touch of serenity and the stone benchtops create a luxury feel.Mrs Shaw said the hardest part was choosing which colours to paint the house.last_img read more

Interstate eyeballs drawn to Brisbane acreage

first_imgThe home has a granny flat that’s perfect for AirBnb.Brett Crompton of Ray White Samford said the Mount Samson home sold via private treaty, with a mixed bag of buyers looking into acreage from young families to older couples and families.“There was multiple interest in the property and it was purchased by interstate buyers. It’s a beautiful property,” he said. “The allure is being so close to Brisbane city and still having those conveniences within a country environment.”This particular home, called Bitalovo (a location in Papua New Guinea) was fully kitted out with a designer kitchen including New Guinea Rosewood cabinetry, Caesarstone benchtops, soft close drawers, a walk-in pantry and two DeLonghi ovens. The kitchen has multiple ovens. More from newsFor under $10m you can buy a luxurious home with a two-lane bowling alley5 Apr 2017Military and railway history come together on bush block24 Apr 2019The property covers 40 acres. The area is serene.The property had 10 foot ceilings, three toilets, three-phase power, 60,000 litres of water storage and 5kW solar power supply.Mr Crompton said the property could not be subdivided now “but who knows how it will go in future”.Given the median price for acreage properties in Mount Samson was $835,000, that’s not a bad price for “40 acres of land and it had a granny flat as well”.“We’ve noticed a lot of interstate buyers making the move up here, they’re seeing value in the area. It’s a 45 minute drive to the city. There are a wide range of investment properties out here that would suit tenants.” 101A Foggs Road, Mount Samson Qld 4520.MILLIONS of interstate dollars have begun flowing to the outskirts of Brisbane, with buyers drawn by the availability of acres of land less than an hour from the CBD.Located 45 minutes from the city – which comes in less than the average commute that many Sydneysiders have from the suburbs into the city – acreage areas to the northwest of Brisbane have been drawing major eyeballs.Among recent sales was 101A Foggs Road, Mount Samson – a five-bedroom house on a massive 40 acres of land that sold for $1.63m recently, and 5 Glenclare Place, Samsonvale – a four bedder on seven acres that sold for $1.35m. Perfect spot for summer. 101A Foggs Road, Mount Samson Qld 4520.last_img read more

Brazil Supreme Court awards gay couples new rights

first_img Sharing is caring! Share Share 34 Views   no discussions Tweetcenter_img LifestyleRelationships Brazil Supreme Court awards gay couples new rights by: – May 6, 2011 The ruling means inheritance and pension rights will improve for those within gay partnerships in Brazil.Brazil’s Supreme Court has voted overwhelmingly in favour of allowing same-sex couples the same legal rights as married heterosexuals. The decision was approved by 10-0 with one abstention.The ruling will give gay couples in “stable” partnerships the same financial and social rights enjoyed by those in heterosexual relationships.Brazil is the world’s most populous Roman Catholic nation and has an estimated 60,000 gay couples.The ruling makes Brazil one of very few South American nations, after Argentina and Uruguay, to allow gay unions with benefits similar to those afforded a heterosexual married couple.“The freedom to pursue one’s own sexuality is part of an individual’s freedom of expression,” said Justice Carlos Ayres Britto, the author of the ruling.Gay activists welcomed the decision, saying it marked an “historic day” for the country.“The degree of civilisation of a country can be measured by the way people in a nation treat their homosexual community,” Claudio Nascimento, head of Rio de Janeiro state’s Gay, Lesbian and Transsexuals Committee said, according to O Globo.From now on same sex couples will be able to register their civil partnerships with solicitors and public bodies, giving them proper inheritance and pension rights.However, the landmark ruling stops short of recognising gay marriage, which could involve public or religious ceremonies.Brazil’s Roman Catholic Church had argued against the decision to allow civil unions, saying the only union referred to within Brazil’s constitution was that between a man and a woman.But the country’s recently elected President Dilma Rousseff has made the issue one of her big social policy reforms.BBC News Sharelast_img read more

Tamarac Commissioner Criticizes BSO Deputy at Awards Ceremony for Arresting Him Years Ago

first_imgA South Florida commissioner shocked his colleagues and others attending an awards ceremony during Wednesday’s commission meeting.Tamarac Mayor Michelle Gomez and the city’s leadership were handing out Officer of the Month awards and posing for photos with the recognized officers.Afterward, Commissioner Mike Gelin took the microphone from Gomez and asked Broward Sheriff’s Deputy Joshua Gallardo to return to the front of the room.Gelin then criticized Gallardo over what he believed was his false arrest by the officer in 2015, stating, “You probably don’t remember me, but you’re the police officer who falsely arrested me four years ago. You lied on the police report. I believe you’re a rogue police officer. You’re a bad police officer, and you don’t deserve to be here.”Gallardo responded by smiling and walking away.Gomez told reporters afterward, “Completely shocked. This was not something we were expecting. It was supposed to be a wonderful morning. We were giving the awards for the BSO deputies of the month. It was supposed to be a feel-good time.”She took the microphone back from Gelin and expressed support for the officers in attendance and all those who protect our region.According to the website LawEnforcementToday.com, Gallardo took Gelin into custody for resisting arrest without violence in 2014, after Gelin refused to stay away from a scene in which a man had been found beaten.The district attorney chose not to move forward with case, and all of the charges were eventually dropped.“When I shared my video with the state attorney’s office to prove that I did nothing wrong, they declined to file charges against me,” Gelin says. “I had a productive conversation with the Sheriff yesterday and I will try to resolve things and move forward.”Gallardo was being honored at the meeting for his role in the April arrest of a gang member who was wanted for murder in El Salvador and was in the U.S. illegally.last_img read more

Johnson-Thompson wins World Athletics Championships heptathlon gold

first_imgKATARINA Johnson-Thompson has ended her wait for her first global outdoor title by powering to heptathlon gold at the World Championships.The 26-year-old, previously without an outdoor medal at this level, won with a British record 6,981 points, beating 2017 champion Nafissatou Thiam by 304 points. Austria’s Verena Preiner took third.It is Great Britain’s third medal in Doha following Dina Asher-Smith’s 200m gold and 100m silver.“This is the result of so many attempts of trying to perform on this stage,” Johnson-Thompson told BBC Sport.“The low moments have helped me come back and look at myself. This has been my dream.“It has been such a long road. I am just happy that I’m coming into my best in these two big years.”Johnson-Thompson led Thiam by 137 points going into the concluding 800m and stormed to victory in two minutes 07.26 seconds – her fourth personal best of the competition.The omens looked good for her when in the first event on day one she took 0.21 seconds off her previous best to win her 100m hurdles in 13.09 seconds.The Briton’s high jump of 1.95cm was matched by Thiam, before she scored a huge personal best in the shot put – one of her weaker events. The distance of 13.86m was 71cm further than she had ever gone before.After the 200m, the Briton had a 96-point overnight lead over the Belgian, nine better than her advantage at last year’s European Championships where she eventually finished second.The pattern continued yesterday as Johnson-Thompson’s consistency, paired with a below-par Thiam, saw the Liverpool athlete extend her lead.In the long jump, another of her strong events, she leapt to 6.77m. Thiam, who managed 6.86m in Birmingham in August and defeated the Briton, only went out to 6.40m.Then came the moments that effectively clinched gold for Johnson-Thompson as first she recorded another PB by throwing the javelin to 43.93m before Thiam, who had been struggling with an elbow injury, managed only 48.04m – her best is 59.32m – and skipped her final throw.That gave her the 137-point lead over the Belgian going into the 800m, having previously trailed her rival at this stage.Johnson-Thompson kept her cool during the final event which she won before lying down on the track to contemplate what she had achieved.Her points total surpassed the previous best of 6 955 set by Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill at the London 2012 Olympics. (BBC Sport)last_img read more

Marshall and ‘USA TODAY’ announce new partnership

first_imgThe USC Marshall School of Business’ Sports Business Institute and the USA TODAY Sports Media Group announced a new partnership to create an online platform for covering the business of sports on Tuesday.The new website, “The Fields of Green,” will utilize curated blog posts, columns and multimedia to offer analysis on breaking news and trends in the sports industry. Combining the acumen of experts and key players in the industry, the site will provide insight on factors such as media trends and new technologies affecting the sports business.“We are so pleased to be working with the USA TODAY Sports Media Group. Fields of Green brings something completely new to the table: timely, incisive analysis of issues in sports from a business perspective,” said David Carter, executive director of the Sports Business Institute and a national authority on sports business and strategic marketing, in a press release. “It’s a niche that no one else is filling, and a tremendous opportunity to shed light on the developments driving the sports business industry today.”Founded in 2005, the Sports Business Institute, housed within USC Marshall, was the first of its kind at a major academic institution and, according to its website, is “focused on understanding and furthering the sports business industry” through collaborative events, research and student-led consulting.  In 2010, the institute published the book Money Games: Profiting from the Convergence of Sports and Entertainment.The goal of the partnership is to combine the global expertise of Marshall’s SBI with the global reach of USA TODAY. SBI will provide in-depth analysis and feature content for the website, and USA TODAY will provide the administrative and technological infrastructure to create the new online platform. Formed in 2011, the Sport’s Media Group sites are consistently among the top five most visited sports sites in North America, according to analytics firm ComScore.“Fields of Green will leverage our position as the top source of sports news and information in the country to expose a broad audience to the USC Sports Business Institute’s cutting-edge insight and seasoned analysis,” Dave Morgan, president of the USA TODAY Sports Media Group, said in a press release. “The synergies between us make our two organizations a solid match.”last_img read more

New Year’s swimming meeting entitled “H2O 2012”

first_imgThe second swimming meeting under the title ”H2O 2012” will be held on the 22nd December at the Olympic swimming pool  Otoka. The organizer of this second swimming meeting in Sarajevo is the Swimming club ”H2O” from Sarajevo.The New Year’s swimming meeting will host more than twenty swimming clubs. The organizers of this event expect more that 500 contestants. The opening ceremony for this event is planned for Saturday, the 22nd December, at 09:45 a.m., while the official competition starts at 10:30 a.m.All swimming pools will be available for other visitors during the Swimming meeting ”H2O 2012”, so that both the competition and usual visitors can enjoy the services of the Olympic swimming pool Otoka.last_img read more

The new Chargers uniforms are here, and they are darn near perfect

first_imgHow do you improve on greatness? Nike and the Chargers may have an answer.The Chargers on Tuesday revealed their new kits for the 2020 season. They are, in a word, perfect. the best got better. pic.twitter.com/UTXPM8yYvI— Los Angeles Chargers (@Chargers) April 21, 2020There are myriad color schemes and combinations to go with their palette, which include the traditional powder blues which will be used for home games, a white top that will be used for away games — along with a choice of either white or gold pants — and two different shades of darker blue as alternate or Color Rush uniforms.A look at the @Chargers’ new home and away jerseys. pic.twitter.com/Odpl9tg99x— Field Yates (@FieldYates) April 21, 2020MORE: Chargers rank high among Nike NFL uniforms Another big change for the uniforms: The lightning bolt extends across the helmet and now features player’s numbers again — a staple of uniforms in prior years. The numbers have been updated as well, so they fill more space on the uniform’s front and back. It creates a more complete look overall.In all, these might be the nicest of Nike’s NFL uniform redesigns. They have a strong case for the top spot, especially considering some of the fumbled redesigns by other teams along the way. Six teams this offseason have already gotten updates, both minor and major. The Rams are the last remaining team to introduce a new uniform. That’s expected some time in May.Twitter, of course, is always willing to offer constructive feedback on these things. Here’s what the Tweet Machine had to say:Chargers uniforms got better somehow 😶😶— mason 🦖 (@SaquonBarkley26) April 21, 2020BOLT TF UP⚡⚡ pic.twitter.com/gQKrPla4vu— Choppy ⚡⚡ Dope👨🏿‍🎨 (@MrPorkChoppSays) April 21, 2020No cap, I wanna be at the first away game where the ⁦@Chargers⁩ wear this uni. It’s so sick! #BoltUp pic.twitter.com/cFfzvK8ZHi— ⚡️Robbie⚡️ (@bruinrob11) April 21, 2020I hate the Chargers but man these are clean https://t.co/n31tHNPGh2— Spencer Olmstead (@Spence_Reid4) April 21, 2020S/O to the chargers for being the first team this year to release a good uniform https://t.co/lbNnEgcDYq— Mason Matthew Miller (@millermason16) April 21, 2020@Chargers win the uniform battle… https://t.co/94ZUotAE6b— Troy (@troyknudsen10) April 21, 2020The Chargers killed it. Truly sharp swag. Love the combos. ⚡️⚡️ https://t.co/B4i1gzfZUx— Harry G. Psaros (@PittGuru) April 21, 2020last_img read more

Ardan Turan generates an internal war in the Galatasaray

first_imgThe hobby has also been involved in that internal war, which sent a statement in which they say it would support Arda Turan In case you sign up for Galatasaray. In any case, it is said that the club would be careful and that signing an agreement not only would not pay a euro to Barcelona, ​​but also his salary would not be fixed, since the idea would be to pay him according to the parties he disputes. If he returns, he would meet again Radamel Falcao and would share the captain’s bracelet along with Legband. That’s where he rose to fame until nine years ago he decided to sign for the Atlético de Madrid, and that is why they are interested in bringing you. The problem is that not everyone supports the signing. Coach, Fatih terim, wants you in your workforce, as expressed in public: “I think the club should hug him because he belongs to the Galatasaray and deserves a second chance. The Galatasaray never abandons his children.” But the president, Mustafa Cengiz, do not think alike, at least for now: “Nothing has yet come to us. We talked to Fatih Terim on December 31 and he did not even rock the ‘A’ of Arda.” Istanbul Basaksehir broke a few weeks ago its assignment agreement with Barcelona and Arda Turan would have to theoretically return to Barcelona, where they don’t have him. However, it seems that his future is still in Turkey, as Galatasaray may be your new destination.last_img read more

Ex-Portugal boss appointed as South Korea head coach

first_imgFILE – In this June 15, 2014, file photo, then Portugal’s head coach Paulo Bento attends a news conference the day before the group G World Cup soccer match between Germany and Portugal at the Arena Fonte Nova in Salvador, Brazil. South Korea has appointed ex-Portugal manager Bento as head coach of the national team. The 49 year-old Bento is charged with leading the team to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar and replaces Shin Tae-yong, who was not offered a new contract in July after South Korea’s group-stage exit at the World Cup in Russia. (AP Photo/Paulo Duarte, File)SEOUL, South Korea— South Korea has appointed ex-Portugal manager Paulo Bento as head coach of the national team.The 49-year-old Bento is charged with leading the national team to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar and replaces Shin Tae-yong, who was not offered a new contract in July after South Korea’s group-stage exit at the World Cup in Russia.ADVERTISEMENT Bento, who started out in coaching with Sporting Lisbon, led Portugal to the semifinals of Euro 2012 but was fired after a disappointing 2014 World Cup and a poor start to qualification for Euro 2016.He became available in July when he was fired by Chinese Super League club Chongqing Lifan.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’“After reviewing his plans, we believe Bento is a coach who can develop South Korean football if we can support him for four years,” Kim Pan-gon, the head of the Korea Football Association’s Technical Committee, told a news conference Friday. “His results at Euro 2012 were very good and he is professional, charismatic, passionate and confident.”Bento was chosen over candidates on a shortlist that was reported to include Vahid Halilhodzic, who took Algeria to the second round of the 2014 World Cup, and Quique Sanchez Flores, a Spanish coach who has had stints at La Liga clubs Atletico Madrid and Valencia as well as Watford in the English Premier League. Bento’s first game in charge will be a home exhibition against Costa Rica on Sept. 7.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazilcenter_img NCAA: Benilde surpasses last season’s win total, stumps Arellano Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ MOST READ In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:35U.S. urges Japan, South Korea to share intel00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award View comments DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewlast_img read more