Makeover with a touch of coastal luxury style

first_img76 Simpsons Rd, Currumbin Waters.The family removed walls to create open-plan living and lounge areas, installed new floors, kitchens and bathrooms. What they created was a beautiful mix of white and wood with a coastal meets Hamptons vibe. Among the renovations was the transformation of an enclosed attic on the fourth level that was once only accessible via a ladder. More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North8 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day ago“We converted the top level into a loft and put a spiral staircase going up to it,” Mr Srour said. “It’s now a nice escape up there.” 76 Simpsons Rd, Currumbin Waters.The bottom level now doubles as a self-contained residence with two bedrooms, a kitchenette and bathroom.Mr Srour said he enjoyed the renovation process and was excited to do it again.“I love the design aspect and getting something that looks like it isn’t worth anything and turning it into something else,” he said. McGrath Palm Beach agents Andy Hogarth and Billy Jaz are marketing the property.It’s going to auction tomorrow at 9.45am on site. 76 Simpsons Rd, Currumbin Waters. 76 Simpsons Rd, Currumbin Waters.A-FRAME and Hamptons don’t usually go together but this Currumbin Waters house is proof you can mix the two.Isaac Srour and his family bought the property – a “tired A-frame house” – in 2008 and knew they could create something special.A builder by trade who owns KTS Building, Mr Srour said he could see plenty of potential in the four-level residence.“I knew what I wanted to do straight away but at first we just did enough to basically live in it and be comfortable,” he said. “When we knew we wanted to downsize we did the full renovation so that it made sense to a potential buyer and not just us.”center_img 76 Simpsons Rd, Currumbin Waters. 76 Simpsons Rd, Currumbin Waters.last_img read more

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Lakers get rolled in New Orleans, sliding back under .500

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersWhile LeBron James managed 27 points, 12 assists and seven rebounds, the Lakers (29-30) weren’t ever within single digits in the second half, as the Pelicans led by as many as 20 points. Jrue Holiday scored 27 points to lead New Orleans, one of five Pelicans to score 14 or more.After a thrilling win Thursday to kick the post-All-Star portion of the season off with a bang against the Rockets, the Lakers’ locker room lost its buzz. Several players opined that the game lacked urgency from the start, when they surrendered 42 points in the first quarter.It led to more frustration from James, who seemed to question the team’s ability to find motivation — “How do you know if you’ve never been there before?” — and then said that the defeats (four in the last six games) have been wearing on him.“The last few years, everyone’s so accustomed to the losses,” he said. “I’m not accustomed to it. I will never get comfortable with losing.”The defeat slid the Lakers back under .500 with just 23 games to go — the wrong direction for a team mired in 10th place. They now have to make up a three-and-a-half-game lead in the remainder of the schedule behind the eighth-place Clippers (33-27). Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs NEW ORLEANS >> First, they wouldn’t yield as the Lakers attempted to trade for their superstar.On Saturday night, the Pelicans took another step in that direction, refusing to yield to the Lakers’ push for the playoffs, despite sitting Anthony Davis.Meanwhile, the Lakers’ own resolve to make the postseason flagged.It was a dispiriting loss for the Lakers in Smoothie King Center: a 128-115 blowout at the hands of a franchise hobbled by chaos and no longer sporting any realistic playoff hopes. But even with those limitations, the Pelicans are still happy to play spoiler. How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions All of this unfolded with Davis watching from the bench, wearing a suit. The official decision from the franchise was to rest him on the second game of a back-to-back after the Pelicans played Friday night in Indiana. But it would be an easy bet that Davis would’ve played had he not requested a trade last month, leading to a public tussle with the franchise that drafted him back in 2012.On this night, the Pelicans’ big men convincingly covered for his absence on the floor. Julius Randle, the former Laker who walked this past summer, logged 24 points and five assists. The Pelicans got paint protection from Cheick Diallo (18 points on 8 for 8 shooting), who twice blocked Brandon Ingram at the rim.The Pelicans ended up shooting 52 percent from the floor, including 15 for 40 from 3-point range. The Lakers’ defense rolling over to let players like Diallo and Elfrid Payton (14 points, 9 assists) run wild concerned coach Luke Walton.“We’ve suffered from games like that in the past where we let teams get into a rhythm early,” he said. “And then it’s tough to get stops as the game goes on.”Ingram again was James’ main source of offensive help, scoring 26 points while running the floor for most of the Lakers’ second rotations. But only two other Lakers (Kyle Kuzma, 16 points and JaVale McGee, 10 points) reached double figures.The Lakers started hot, making their first seven shots from the field, but as the game wore on they were unable to move past a host of offensive problems. The most unsightly were the 23 turnovers (leading to 23 Pelicans points) as sloppy execution continued despite the Lakers citing it as perhaps their most pressing issue.Whatever the answer is to the larger issues plaguing the team, it’s becoming a pressing matter: The Lakers’ competitors for playoff spots had good nights, with Sacramento and Houston prevailing in their respective games.“We have no other choice: It’s either we do or we don’t,” Rondo said. “We have to start buying into the scouting report and start buying into each other and start to play for each other a lot more.”center_img If it seems odd that a team caught in such a bind should be lacking urgency, the situation seemed equally mystifying to the Lakers themselves.““I have no idea, honestly: We’ve been like that all year,” Kyle Kuzma said. “We play a big game against a big team and then play a team that’s lesser and we play down to their level. Our sense of urgency isn’t there. There’s no way we can compete and try to win like that.”Related Articles Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

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Wellington Police Notes: Friday, July 1 to Monday, July 4, 2016

first_imgWellington Police notes: Friday, July 1, 2016 to Monday, July 4, 2016: Friday, July 1, 2016•12:45 p.m. Officers investigated a theft of gasoline in the 1400 block E. 16th, Wellington by an unknown suspect.•1 p.m. Officers investigated aggravated indecent liberties in the Wellington.•1 p.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 100 block N. Washington, Wellington.•3:21 p.m. Officers investigated a jewelry burglary in the 300 block N. Elm, Wellington. Jewelry was returned to owner.•5:21 p.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 1500 block W. Harvey, Wellington.•Alyssa D. Leon, 23, Wellington was served a summons to appear for criminal damage to property.Saturday, July 2, 2016•12:59 a.m. Officers investigated a domestic battery by known suspect(s) in the 400 block E. Maple, Wellington.•9:37 a.m. Officers investigated a theft of services in the 1400 block Michigan, Wellington by known suspect.•10:50 a.m. Officers investigated criminal trespass in the 800 block N. Woodlawn, Wellington by known suspect.•2 p.m. Tommy L. D. Farley, 23, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for disobeyed traffic signal.•2:09 p.m. Officers investigated possession of depressant, possession of drug paraphernalia and speeding in the 100 block W. 15th, Wellington.•2:21 p.m. Colton L. Wilson, 26, Wichita, was arrested, charged and confined with possession of depressant, possession of drug paraphernalia and speeding.•4:45 p.m. Rosario Delgado, 39, Bentley, was issued a notice to appear for disobeyed stop sign.•6:23 p.m. Officers conducted a welfare check in the 900 block W. 7th, Wellington.Sunday, July 3, 2016•1:40 p.m. Timothy T. Wood, 28, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for defective brake light.Monday, July 4, 2016•12:24 a.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 1000 block W. College, Wellington.•1:18 a.m. Officers took a report of a trespass warning in the 900 block E. 7th, Wellington by known subject.•8:38 a.m. Officers investigated a burglary and theft in the 700 block S. Washington, Wellington.•9:27 a.m. Officers investigated a theft in the 1400 block N. Stewart, Wellington.•10:58 a.m. Officers investigated a theft and criminal trespass in the 1400 block N. Day, Wellington by unknown suspect(s).•1:22 p.m. Officers investigated a theft in the 1500 block N. Day, Wellington.•2:09 p.m. Officers investigated a burglary and theft in the 300 block S. Jefferson, Wellington.•2:47 p.m. Officers investigated a theft in the 1400 block N. Michigan, Wellington by known suspect.•3:02 p.m. Mallory J. McIntire, 31, Wellington was arrested and charged with theft.•7:21 p.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 1500 block N. Keyes, Wellington.•10:41 p.m. Officers investigated possession of stimulants, possession of drug paraphernalia and obstruction of law enforcement officers in the 1000 block E. 16th, Wellington by known suspect(s).last_img read more

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Who Owns the Land Tourney Set for July 22-23?

first_imgThe national football team, Lone Star, yesterday failed to win a simple game to give honor to Chief Patron Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. The team lost 0-2 to their Mauritanian counterparts to the shame of many.However, still to recognize the President’s contribution to the development of sports, a two-day soccer and kickball tournament is scheduled to take place at the Samuel Kanyon Doe Sports Complex with the last County Sports Meet big guns participating.The counties are Monsterrado, Nimba, Maryland and Margibi. The main reason for the two-day tournament, according to the assistant minister Murvee Gray, is to recognize the president’s numerous contributions that ensured that Liberian teams were always provided for financially to represent the country in international competitions.Cataloguing President Sirleaf’s support, Minister Gray recounted the government’s decision to get a foreign coach for the national team at a huge cost, with the intention that the country would benefit from his expertise.“A German coach was contracted for a period of one year to develop the national team, who was selected following a vetting process,” he said. He added that during President Sirleaf’s leadership, the perennial conflict that had existed between the Liberia Football Association and the Ministry of Youth & Sports about who controls the national team was resolved.“The senior national team was financed to participate in the 2010 Nations and World Cup qualifying rounds, though the team did not qualify after six games,” he said.The junior national team also reached the quarter-finals of the West Africa Football Union (WAFU) competition held in Nigeria.He said the female Homeless World Cup, held in Melbourne, Australia saw a Liberian team among 56 countries, with Liberia finishing second place.“The U-14 soccer team also participated in a youth tournament, sponsored by Olympique Afrique in Dakar, Senegal and Liberia reached third place,” Minister Gray said. “The government provided financial subsidies to the Liberia National Olympic Committee.” he said.He said the national Amputee Team won their tournament held in Monrovia, organized by the Amputee Football Federation of Africa, in collaboration with the Ministry of Youth & Sports and the Liberia Football Association from March-April in 2008.“That tournament was named in honor of President Ellen Sirleaf and Liberia came first, among countries like Sierra Leone, Angola and Nigeria,” he noted.Minister Gray said the national volleyball team participated in the Zone Three Competition in La Cote d’Ivoire and finished third place.He explained that the National Wrestling Federation attended a championship competition in Istanbul, Turkey; the national taekwondo team attended a competition in Seoul, South Korea and the swimming team attended the All Africa Games in Maputo, Mozambique.“Judo, karate and athletics were supported to their various competitions which showed the president’s persistent support to sporting bodies, despite their results, hoping that they would do better in the future,” he said.From 2006 up to the present, he said the National County Sports Meet has been rebranded under the theme: Sports for Peace and Development, and the rebranding is under the theme: Sports for Healthy Life.“In the wake of these numerous supports, among others, we think playing these games in her honor is the best thing to do,” Minister Gray said.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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