Inside the holiday beach shack which has had a major makeover

first_img5 Andrew St, Point Arkwright (after renos).An original 1970s holiday beach shack on the Sunshine Coast has been split into two houses and given a total facelift.Built by a Brisbane family more than 40 years ago, the original open undercroft garage was converted into a living room, kitchen, sleeping area and bathroom. 5 Andrew St, Point Arkwright (before renos).The current owner, Kim Connor, said the house, known as Barra, was in great condition for its age and where it sits relative to the beach.“When it was first built the property had views of the ocean, but over the years the land that sits opposite became parkland. This parkland now protects the beach house from the coastal weather,” she said.Mrs Connor and her husband Ian, who have two young boys and two dogs, bought the property in 2018 and use it as their ‘get away from it all’ holiday home. With rock pools and reefs to explore, and watching turtles nest on the beach, Mrs Connor said there was no time to be bored, and they enjoy sharing the house with family and friends. 5 Andrew St, Point Arkwright has had a major transformation. Crafters help injured wildlife Inside 5 Andrew St, Point Arkwright.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus10 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market10 hours agoMrs Connor said asbestos was removed from old bathrooms, as were all the fixtures. “The bathrooms were reconfigured, resheeted and tiled,” she said. “The front deck was enlarged to capture views of the ocean. The original timber floors were in great condition, so we stripped, sanded and lime-washed them. A new timber floor was put in on the ground floor, which was lime-washed to match the existing floors above.” Property trend making tradies millionaires The kitchen area before the makeover.center_img The loft.Mrs Connor said she designed the house with plenty of flexibility to the floor plan. “The design allows for big groups to stay. It’s ideal for multigenerational gatherings. The Shed has no stairs to climb or navigate. Similarly, the property can be divided into parts, as each house sleeps six and each can be rented independently.Mrs Connor said she loved the property and was “very torn” over selling it but is ready to embark on their next project. Fancy a home with retractable walls? The property is being sold for offers over $2 million by Jodie Curran from Agent 4573. Phone 0412 717 691. MORE QLD REAL ESTATE NEWS: the kitchen area at 5 Andrew St, Point Arkwright (after renos).The family spent $900,000 transforming the property into two self-contained houses – the Shack (the original house) and Shed (a single-storey extension/guesthouse at the rear of the property). Mrs Connor, who has a background in architecture, said the original ground-floor construction was demolished and rebuilt.Steel beams and columns were reinstated to allow for an internal staircase, a concealed exterior storage room (for surfboards, bikes and fishing rods), a bathroom and large open living room with a fireplace.last_img read more

Barca sack coach Setien

first_imgRelatedPosts Bayern Munich fans undergo Super Cup coronavirus tests Suarez agrees Atletico terms Vidal lands in Milan to complete move from Barca to Inter Barcelona have sacked coach Quique Setien, the club said on Monday.This comes three days after the Spanish side were hammered 8-2 by Bayern Munich in the Champions League quarterfinals. According to widespread Spanish media reports, Netherlands coach and former Barca defender Ronald Koeman is set to be named as Setien’s successor.Setien, 61, was appointed in January after the club sacked two-time league winner Ernesto Valverde despite his side sitting top of the La Liga standings on goal difference.But after Barca were condemned to their heaviest defeat in European competition on Friday, Setien was also sacked after only seven months in charge.Barca finished second behind champions Real Madrid in the recent La Liga campaign.Tags: BarcelonaBayern MunichErnestor ValverdeLa LigaQuique Setienronald koemanlast_img read more

Ramsey has no problem with Terry

first_img Although Terry has been back twice since the event which led to him handing over the England captaincy, he last played at Loftus Road in September 2012 and Ramsey is anticipating the Rangers supporters will be quick to make his life as uncomfortable as possible. “Fans are fans aren’t they?,” Ramsey replied when asked if the game would be intensified by Terry’s presence. “That’s a subject that brings up a lot of different emotions. So, it would be odd to think that there isn’t going to be an extra feeling towards that situation. “The whole episode for British society sat uncomfortably. It’s not something we want to highlight in football. It happened and it’s been dealt with. We have to move on and hopefully everyone has learned something from it.” Ramsey was appointed as QPR boss in February after replacing Harry Redknapp, again casting a spotlight on the lack of black managers in the English game. Despite Terry’s previous misdemeanour, Ramsey insisted he would have no qualms shaking hands with the 34-year-old, so long as there was no footballing incident in Sunday’s game to prevent him from doing so. “Ultimately John Terry is a player of Chelsea. I am a manager of QPR,” he said. “As a man, as a person, I would shake his hand. I don’t know what his feelings are towards me. As long as there wasn’t anything on the field that wasn’t unprofessional by him, I would shake his hand.” QPR manager Chris Ramsey expects John Terry to face a rough ride from the home fans when he leads Chelsea out at Loftus Road on Sunday – but says he would happily shake hands with the Blues skipper. The west London derby is arguably one of the biggest in recent times with Chelsea looking to move a step closer to the Premier League title whilst their local rivals attempt to remain in the division. And it will take on added spice as Terry returns to the ground for the first time in nearly three years having been banned and fined £220,000 by the Football Association for racially abusing then QPR defender Anton Ferdinand in 2011. Press Association One man who will not come up against Terry is Anton’s brother Rio Ferdinand, who he has yet to face on the pitch since the charge in 2011. “Rio has unfortunately got an injury,” Ramsey said. “He’s had a knock and it’s recurring, he keeps trying to train. He’s someone we miss immensely. We miss his leadership qualities on the pitch. Unfortunately, he won’t be involved in the game.” Other than young midfielder Michael Doughty, Ramsey has no fresh injury concerns ahead of the game as he looks to build on an impressive 4-1 win at West Brom and Tuesday’s 3-3 draw with fellow strugglers Aston Villa. last_img read more

Aston Villa boss Remi Garde gives Libor Kozak no guarantees despite midweek run

first_img Skipper Micah Richards is fit to face Leicester after an ankle problem while Jack Grealish (tonsilitis), Gabriel Agbonlahor (back) and Carlos Sanchez (hamstring) have returned to training. Garde added: “It could be the same team but we still have two training sessions, we will assess the situation of a few players. “Micah is fully fit, if really needed he could have played on Tuesday but sometimes when we have two or three games in a row it could be not the best to play him.” Meanwhile, Leicester manager Claudio Ranieri has told his players to enjoy the sweet taste of success after their bitter struggle last season. The Foxes are second, behind Arsenal on goal difference, in the Barclays Premier League ahead of the trip to Villa. Wednesday’s 1-0 win at Tottenham underlined their title credentials and continued a stunning turnaround from last year. Leicester beat the drop after winning seven of their final nine games under former boss Nigel Pearson despite spending most of the season rooted in the relegation zone. The Foxes have lost just twice this season and Ranieri insisted they need to revel in the change. He said: “This is a young team and because last season was about fighting for survival they know the bitter taste of fighting at the bottom. Now they taste the cake at the top of the table and the difference is very high. “I try to motivate my players but it’s important they have the right mentality. I want to see our performance and, after, the result is not important for me. “I told my players ‘you fight’ – afterwards we look at which mistake you made and then we look at it in training.” Arsenal go to Stoke on Sunday so a point at Villa Park would be enough to take the Foxes back to the top of the table when they play in the evening kick off. Villa ended their 19-match winless run with a 1-0 victory over Crystal Palace on Tuesday and Ranieri, without Jeff Schlupp (hamstring), believes they could be a harder proposition than Tottenham. He added: “I know now there is another tough match, perhaps tougher than Tottenham. Villa are a good team and I remember the first game and how difficult it was to beat them (Leicester won 3-2 after being 2-0 down). They have won their last match and are now confident.” Forward Kozak made his first Barclays Premier League start for more than two years when he featured in Tuesday’s 1-0 win over Crystal Palace. He is again on stand-by to start in Saturday’s visit of Leicester as bottom club Villa try to close the eight-point gap to safety. Boss Remi Garde refused to rule out letting Libor Kozak leave Aston Villa – despite the forgotten striker’s return. Press Association Birmingham tried to take Kozak, who suffered a broken leg in January 2014, on loan earlier in the season while Garde has previously said he can leave this month and has offered no guarantees he will stay. He said: “He is still an Aston Villa player, we’ll wait and see. I have no offers on the table at the moment. “I was pleased with the way he played – I would have liked one or two goals and probably he has the same feeling – but he gave me an answer in the first month we had together. “He worked very hard with a very good attitude in the training sessions, it’s why I thought I could give him an opportunity to play. “I watched the game again and for the first game it was very interesting.” Garde is keen on adding to his struggling squad and wants Chelsea’s Loic Remy and Arsenal’s Mathieu Debuchy, while he also is interested in Bordeaux defender Lamine Sane. However, he kept quiet on any potential deals. He said: “I don’t want to be too accurate. It won’t help me to sign them. I know it’s important for you. Sometimes what I read in the media is right and sometimes it’s wrong. “I don’t know exactly what close means. Until the signature has been put on the paper, you can be close and miss it.” last_img read more

Ellsworth girls’ basketball team beats Sumner

first_img Part 2: When the injury is inside your head, some “don’t get it” – July 26, 2016 Bio ELLSWORTH – In the Ellsworth girls’ basketball team’s final home game of the season, the Eagles outscored the Sumner Tigers 20-2 in the second quarter en route to their 42-13 win on Friday night.Sumner entered the second quarter with a 3-2 lead, but Ellsworth pulled away by limiting the Tigers to just five points in the first half.Hailee Langley led Ellsworth with a game-high of 11 points, and Emily Berry contributed 10.Jordan Merchant led Sumner with six points, and Taylor Davis added five.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textThe Eagles improved their record to 11-7, and Sumner dropped to 8-9. Latest Posts Latest posts by Taylor Vortherms (see all)center_img EHS names new boys’ soccer coach – July 13, 2016 Taylor VorthermsSports Editor at The Ellsworth AmericanTaylor Vortherms covers sports in Hancock County. The St. Louis, Missouri native recently graduated from the Missouri School of Journalism and joined The Ellsworth American in 2013. Part 1: Invisible, incapacitating concussions are sidelining high school athletes – July 19, 2016last_img read more

Exciting semi-finals on tonight in Guinness Cage Football Championship

first_img… Ol Skool Ballers vs Back Circle, Future Stars face off with Leopold StreetLEOPOLD Street have etched themselves as a ‘team to beat’ in the inaugural Guinness Cage Football Championship, following a series of impressive performances, but standing in their way of moving on a step closer to capturing the tournament’s $400 000 first place prize are Future Stars.Tonight, at the National Gymnasium, Leopold Street will look to brush a stubborn Future Stars team aside in the night’s second semi-finals action, and move into this weekend final.The most anticipated game is set for 22:30hrs, with Leopold Street, led by their in-form captain Okanie Fraser and the skilful Omallo Williams, who both netted a brace in their 4-1 quarter-final win over a strong Mocha team with consummate ease, to leave the bookmakers with no choice, but to install them as firm favourites to lift the title.Keep in mind, Leopold Street’s semi-final opposition Future Stars are no pushovers and are considered one of the more electrifying teams in the championship.Meanwhile, the night’s first semi-final action, Ol Skool Ballers versus Back Circle, is expected to set the perfect start to the evening, given the two sides being strapped with some the city’s most skilful ‘street ball’ players.Ol Skool Ballers ‘no-fear’ mentality was demonstrated in their hard-fought 2-0 quarter-finals triumph over another previously undefeated team in Albouystown ‘A’, who many felt were on the cusp of producing their best results in many years.Joel McGarrell and the diminutive and prolific Roy Cossou were key in their side’s previous win to set up a date with the experienced Back Circle squad that moved into contention almost unnoticed.Back Circle showed their worth by making it to the last four after coming from behind twice, before winning a penalty shootout against a strong West Front Road ‘Gold is Money’ unit.Fans and pundits can anticipate two pulsating matches. Prior to the commencement at the semi-final round, four exhibition matches will kick-off the proceedings from 20:00hrs.The resulting victors of the historic event will receive $400 000 and the championship trophy. The runnersup will pocket $200 000 and the respective trophy.Meanwhile, the third- and fourth-place finishers will collect $100 000 and $50 000 respectively and a trophy.On the individual side, the Most Valuable Player (MVP) will receive a gold chain from YK Investments and Pawn Shop and the respective accolade from Trophy Stall Bourda.The complete list of the event’s sponsors are Star Party Rentals, Faye Joseph, Claude Geddes Recreational Sports Club, National Sports Commission, Windjammer International Hotel & Cuisine, E-Networks, Woodpecker Trophies & Sport, Y.K Investments & Pawn Shop, Henry Chase, Jai Signs, Trophy Stall, the Bike Shop and John Fernandes Ltd.last_img read more

Fredericks suspended by IOC following corruption charge

first_imgFOUR-time Olympic silver medallist Frankie Fredericks has been suspended by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) after being charged with money laundering and corruption.Fredericks, 50, was charged by the French authorities last week.He was accused of accepting a bribe of $299,300 (£230,000) from the son of ex-IAAF president Lamine Diack when Rio won the vote to host the 2016 Olympics.The IOC suspended him on Tuesday citing “the impact on the IOC’s reputation”.The IOC’s executive board said in a statement: “Considering the gravity and urgency of the situation and its impact on the reputation of the IOC, the IOC executive board decides to suspend Mr Frank Fredericks from all the rights, prerogatives and functions deriving from his quality as an IOC member.”Namibian Fredericks, who was a member of the IAAF council and a prominent figure within the IOC, claims the money was legitimate payment for consultancy and promotional work for athletics’ governing body.He was provisionally suspended from the IAAF in July, when the organisation’s Athletic Integrity Unit opened an investigation into the matter.Fredericks won Olympic silver medals in the 100m and 200m at both Barcelona 1992 and Atlanta 1996. He also won gold in the 200m at the World Championships in 1993.He was the chair of the 2024 Olympic bid evaluation committee when the allegations were made, but stepped down in March following the accusations.The former Olympic siver medallist also left his position in the IAAF task force, which was responsible for evaluating Russia’s return to the sport after its doping scandals. (BBC Sport)last_img read more

MBB : Junior achievement: Williams has success at Marquette through recruitment of JUCO athletes

first_img Published on January 26, 2011 at 12:00 pm Contact Ryne: rjgery@syr.edu Facebook Twitter Google+ Brent ‘Buzz’ Williams arrived at Navarro College in 1990 as a kid with a passion for basketball and a dream. He wanted to get into coaching, so he asked head coach Lewis Orr if he could get involved.Orr gave him a student assistant job at the junior college, and Williams went back to the gym to get started that afternoon. He was sitting in the stands observing when Orr gave him his first assignment: sweeping the floors.‘So he came down and swept the floor,’ Orr said. ‘And I looked at it and said, ‘Well, you gotta sweep it again. It’s not clean yet, so sweep the corners. Make sure you get all of those.”Williams never did anything halfway again. He poured his heart and soul into everything. He was determined to succeed. So determined that Orr began calling him ‘Buzz’ for his relentless energy. Orr said he was always ‘buzzing around like a bee.’The nickname born in that junior college gym in Corsicana, Texas, became his identity. It’s an identity he has embraced. Buzz Williams hasn’t forgotten where he started.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe Marquette head coach is known for recruiting junior college players to his program. The Golden Eagles have five junior college transfers on the roster this season, including the team’s top four scorers. Marquette (13-8, 4-4 Big East) will be depending on them again in its matchup with Syracuse (18-3, 5-3) at 3 p.m. Saturday in Milwaukee.Williams understands his players’ journey from obscurity to Division I basketball because he experienced it firsthand.‘I’m a former junior college manager,’ Williams said. ‘So I’m proud of the guys that are in our program, regardless of how they got here.’When Williams was hired in 2008, he recruited junior college players out of necessity. Marquette graduated four seniors and had three open scholarships, forcing Williams to fill seven roster spots.Williams knew he had to bring in some experienced players to keep Marquette competitive in the Big East. And as the new guy in the Big East, he had to be creative.‘I just thought that with seven scholarships open, we couldn’t sign seven high school players,’ Williams said. ‘I just think that in this league, if you have a team that’s that young, you’re just not giving those guys a chance to win.’The head coach returned to familiar ground to get that experience. With just eight days separating the spring signing period and the day he was hired, Williams used his JUCO connections to land his first recruit: Jimmy Butler.Butler’s best friend and teammate at Tyler Junior College in Texas, Joe Fulce had already committed to Marquette the previous fall. Fulce originally signed with Williams when he was an assistant at Texas A&M. During a year at military school, Fulce committed to New Orleans because Williams took the head job there.When Williams joined the Marquette coaching staff as an assistant in 2007, Fulce spent a year at Tyler before finally uniting with Williams at Marquette. In the meantime, Williams’ assistant coach at New Orleans, Scott Monarch, went with Fulce to Tyler to join that staff as an assistant.Monarch was impressed with Butler, an unknown coming out of high school, all season. By April, Butler was being heavily recruited by Division I programs Kentucky, Iowa State and Mississippi State. Monarch, who joined Williams’ Marquette staff that spring, convinced the head coach to offer Butler a scholarship.With his teammate and coach set to make the transition to Milwaukee, the decision was easy for Butler, even though he never visited Marquette. He trusted Monarch and the Marquette staff.Before Tyler, Monarch had spent 12 seasons coaching in the junior college ranks. He had already helped many players make the jump from junior college to Division I during his career. He said he feels a connection with JUCO players because of his experience at that level.That connection and experience helped him win Butler’s trust. Monarch said trust is the key to coaching and recruiting.‘The bottom line is, when it’s all said and done,’ Monarch said, ‘you gotta put your trust to the right person.’And no program in the Big East has gained the trust of JUCO players better than Marquette. Williams brought in Dwight Buycks from Indian Hills Community College, Darius Johnson-Odom from Hutchinson Community College in his first official recruiting class and Jae Crowder from Howard College in the following one.Butler, Buycks, Johnson-Odom and Crowder all average double figures in scoring this season. All four have started the last 11 games for Marquette.Monarch said Marquette takes a different approach recruiting the JUCO level. While most schools view junior college players as a stopgap, Marquette relies on them to make a difference.‘A lot of your bigger schools don’t really recruit junior college kids to play,’ Monarch said. ‘Where we recruit them to play. We’re counting on them to play, so it’s a little bit different atmosphere.’Tyler head coach Mike Marquis said seeing JUCO transfers have so much success at Marquette is crucial to the recruiting process. That success has earned Marquette respect from junior colleges.Marquette also keeps in constant contact with junior colleges throughout the year.‘It’s not surprising to get a call from them,’ Marquis said. ‘They’ve built a lot of friendships in junior colleges across the country, and that’s really, really helped them.’Williams’ junior college roots have helped the program, too. Monarch said the junior college coaching community is a tight-knit group. It’s a group he and Williams are still very much a part of today.Marquis talks with Monarch weekly. He said he’ll receive a call or text message from Williams occasionally, despite his demanding schedule.‘They do a good job of making you feel like part of their family,’ Marquis said.In many ways, junior college coaches and players are a family. Williams joined the family that day sweeping floors more than 20 years ago. For Williams, it’s a family that started with Orr.Williams still learns from his mentor. After Orr retired from coaching in 2008, Williams hired him as a consultant. Currently in his third year helping Williams, Orr splits his time living between Texas and Wisconsin.In 37 years as a junior college head coach, Orr touched many lives. Some players needed another year to get better on the court, but others also needed help in the classroom.Though he wasn’t a player, Williams needed to improve his study habits, too. Before he was Buzz, he was just a kid looking for a chance. Now he is giving junior college players the same chance Orr gave him.‘You try to get them to see that big picture, to dream bigger dreams,’ Orr said. ‘If they do that, they can be a nobody one day and a somebody the next.’rjgery@syr.educenter_img Commentslast_img read more

Thunder Bay Junior High School Students to a Tour Into Their Future

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis7th Graders beat the snow just in time Friday to tour ACC and take a look at what their future career choice might be. With a career gap in some industries 7th graders could be the change when their time comes to dip into the workforce.ACC has over 70 programs. The annual tour also helps students learn if a smaller college or a bigger college is the right choice for them. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious Alpena Chamber President Wins Major AwardNext Local 911 Dispatchers Honored for ‘National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week’last_img read more

Preview: Newcastle Vs Swansea

first_imgTwo teams who suffered a serious dent to their aspirations on match day one of the Premier League go into action on Match Day two with vengeance clearly on the minds of their expensively assembled sides.Alan Pardew’s Newcastle were taken to the cleaners by a rejuvenated Manchester City Side who literally mesmerized their opponents with some slick passing and clinical finish. The Toon army simply had no answer to Chilean Manuel Pellegrini’s side.Swansea fared no better at the Liberty Stadium with defending champions Manchester putting four past a hapless defence. Michael Laudrup was clearly not impressed and has vowed to make his summer signings work their socks off on Saturday at the Sports Direct Arena.Newcastle have been unsettled in the last few days after Arsenal slapped in a bid for star midfielder Yohan Cabaye. The goals have also dried up for some time for Papiss Cisse.How he would love to get his scoring boots on this Saturday. The Toon army would also have to do without defender Stephen Taylor who was sent off for a silly tackle on Sergio Aguero on Monday.The battle lines have been drawn and both teams would be desperate for their first points of the season before they start playing catch up to their competitors. It is Newcastle United vs Swansea City live from the Sports Direct Arena this Saturday August 24th on JOYSports and Adom TV only on Multi.Go get your Multi TV Digibox and catch up with all the exciting thrills of the English Premier League this and every weekend.Multi TV…..Just thrills.last_img read more