Sunshine Beach’s Dragon House goes to auction

first_img6 Belmore Tce, Sunshine BeachIts colours are reflective of the local national park landscape and took considerable time to set as each was poured separately to avoid a blurring of lines. The two-storey house is used as a holiday retreat by its Brisbane-based owners and the location couldn’t be more idea for a family seeking a seaside retreat close to the shops and cafes of Sunshine Village. 6 Belmore Tce, Sunshine BeachThough there is really no need to leave 6 Belmore Tce as it offers enough space to accommodate 20 people.Pull up a pew beside the pool, overlook the ocean on one of three verandas, chat to mates in the large atrium, or relax in the darkened media room. It’s all accessible via a long pedestrian ramp connecting a discrete street entrance to the elevated courtyard. 6 Belmore Tce, Sunshine BeachEssentially it’s a cracker of an Aussie beach shack influenced by Asian concepts, the needs of a growing family, and its Noosa location. The pool wall forms the tail of the “Dragon House” which was constructed on the philosophy of allowing light and energy forces to move freely through the building. More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home3 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor9 hours ago 6 Belmore Tce, Sunshine BeachThe six-bedroom, five-bathroom home is made even more Zen by an exaggerated use of earthy materials including oversized timber weatherboards, stone flooring, and pigmented concrete walls.This 1100sq m beach property is scheduled to go to auction today at 1pm through Nic Hunter and Tom Offermann from Tom Offermann Real Estate Noosa Heads. 6 Belmore Tce, Sunshine BeachWHEN the pool wall is one of the most spectacular features of a home, it’s either an incredible wall or a rubbish home.The former option is the more applicable in the case of this Sunshine Beach property which was built in 2000 after being designed by celebrated architect John Mainwaring.last_img read more

Renovated Ashgrove home transformed for family living

first_img MORE REAL ESTATE STORIES The bottom floor is a large, open-plan living space.The couple lifted the house and built underneath with a large and open floorplan.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus14 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market14 hours agoUpstairs they renovated and refurbished character features, such as the detailed cornicing. The house at 84 Frasers Rd, Ashgrove, is for sale.When you have a husband and wife that both work in the construction industry, you end up with the ultimate renovation power couple. And around the window sill.She said they had also added a deck upstairs to capture the surrounding views.“My favourite space is the upper deck because you feel almost on top of the world up there,” she said.“You’ve got a spectacular outlook of the hills and you can watch the sunset.“It’s my happy place.” The house has been lifted and built in underneath.Alex Humphries works as a graduate architect, and her husband Adam a builder, so when they decided the renovate the house at 84 Frasers Rd at Ashgrove, the outcome was destined to be incredible.“It was a completely different picture,” Mrs Humphries said.“It’s a 1930s home but there wasn’t a great deal of character.”center_img Mr Humphries used Tasmanian oak throughout the house to create warmth.“We laid a new Tassie oak floor (and) we have used Tassie oak throughout the house to add a bit of warmth through the joinery and staircase,” Mrs Humphries said.“My husband is a real hardworking chap and very, very meticulous with a keen eye for detail.“We’ve got an eat-in kitchen bench which was designed by my husband, little features like that make this house more custom.” Tasmanian oak can also be seen in the bathroom.They designed the house for a family, with their two little daughters, Grace and Isla, in mind.“We opted for all of the bedrooms upstairs and living downstairs with a guest suite,” Mrs Humphries said.“I love the downstairs living space because I can be cooking and the kids can be playing outside and I can see them.” The upper deck is Mrs Humphries favourite area.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

TechnipFMC Sets Up Egina Manifold Modules Off Nigeria

first_imgSix manifold modules built by TechnipFMC for Total’s Egina project have been installed in the field located offshore Nigeria within OML 130 block. They have been manufactured at the Aveon yard in Port Harcourt, Nigeria.TechnipFMC provides project management, engineering, procurement, and construction for Egina’s entire Subsea Production System (SPS) scope.Construction began in December 2013 when the first steel cutting took place. The foundations of the manifold modules were then delivered in October 2016 and have been installed.“This milestone is the result of strong collaboration between Total, TechnipFMC and Aveon and extraordinary dedication from each team member involved in the manifolds scope. It secures a major phase of the project, executed in a safe and secure manner,” commented Benoit Le Bihan, Egina project director at TechnipFMC.Designed for water-depths of up to 1700 meters, Egina is one of the deepest offshore projects ever executed by Total. With a design life of 25 years, the field is expected to produce up to 200,000 barrels of oil per day, thus contributing up to 10% of Nigeria’s oil output. It will be operated by Total Upstream Nigeria (24%) in partnership with NNPC, CNOOC, SAPETRO and PETROBRAS.last_img read more

Rising Sun Foundation Awards Grant To Milan ‘54

first_imgMILAN – The Milan ’54 Hoosiers Museum has been awarded money to help restore a historic barbershop in town.Rising Sun Regional Foundation provided a 30-thousand dollar grant toward the rehabilitation of the museum’s “Nichols Barber Shop.”The barbershop which is adjacent to the museum will be restored to a fully operational and historically accurate 1950’s barbershop decorated with memorabilia from Milan’s 1954 Championship and the movie “Hoosiers.”“Barber shops in the 1950’s played such an important part of community life in Milan and was accurately portrayed as such in the movie” said Marianne Wiggers, President of Milan 54, Inc.“This will be a fantastic interactive addition to the museum. We feel truly blessed that the Rising Sun Regional Foundation has been such a strong supporter of the Milan ‘54 Hoosiers Museum.”Construction is expected to begin by the end of the year.last_img read more

Breaking: CAF shuns Osimhen, Chukwueze as Moroccan wins Youth Player award

first_imgRelatedPosts Napoli Coach: Osimhen young lad with old brain Super Eagles stars model new national team jersey Osimhen, Napoli bow to COVID-19 Moroccan wonder kid, Achraf Hakimi, has emerged the winner of CAF Youth Player of the Yea award, beating Nigeria’s duo of Samuel Chukwueze and Victor Osimhen to the award. Though, the Nigerian lads had superlative performances with their various club sides in Europe, but the defender edged it with his displays since joining Borussia Dortmund from Real Madrid on loan. He was named in Morocco’s final 23-man squad for FIFA World Cup in Russia. On signing for Dortmund, Achraf was profiled as a quick, dynamic and powerful full-back who is tactically and technically adept and capable of playing long accurate passes from defence. Trained as a winger, he can also play as a central defender due to his physical presence. Osimhen banged in a total of 13 goals from 23 appearances since joining Lille of France, just as his compatriot Chukwueze who also inspired Villarreal FC to the ninth spot in the ongoing season in Spain. The winger made the top 10 and the only African player in the Under 21 category of Baloon d’Or.Tags: Acraf HakimiCAF Youth Player of the YearSamuel ChukwuezeVictor Osimhenlast_img read more

O’Connell eyes World Cup success

first_img The Ireland captain is confident of a strong showing in England next year after a fine autumn campaign. “We certainly have a chance,” the 35-year-old Munster second row told the Irish Independent. Paul O’Connell hopes to guide Ireland to World Cup glory in 2015 in what potentially could be the end of his career. Press Associationcenter_img “We have shown that we can beat anyone on our day. We still don’t have the strength in depth of the southern hemisphere nations, so there are certain things that will have to go our way – but I think we have the potential to win a World Cup.” On his own future, O’Connell added: “I don’t really know how long I can keep on going for – I want to play in the next World Cup and want to be in the best possible shape. I am still undecided if I will play on after the World Cup. “It’s is something that plays on my mind a little bit. I don’t dread the day, but I don’t think it was ever my intention to keep on playing this long. “I certainly won’t be putting my hand up for Lions selection in 2017 – I’ll be long gone from the game, believe me.” last_img read more

Injuries stretch Hammers

first_img With club-record signing Andy Carroll struggling for fitness after suffering an ankle problem at Liverpool last week, the Hammers are light on numbers as they go in search of just their second Premier League win of 2015. “(The injury list) is particularly worrying at the moment,” said Allardyce. “I’ve had to bring a list of the injuries with me. James Collins, Winston Reid, Guy Demel, Diego Poyet, Doneil Henry and Andy Carroll lie in our medical room at the moment. “We’re not sure how many of those will make it for Sunday. With such a big week coming, three games in a week, there’ll be very few risks taken, unless they’re 100 per cent fit. If we play them it may exacerbate the injuries so we will go to battle with what we’ve got. “It is why we went all out for a defender in the window after the Liverpool game. However it didn’t work out, we were only in a position to get someone in on a loan but we couldn’t pull it off. “Everyone that wanted to come wanted a permanent deal, which we couldn’t do at that time, so that’s the position we’re in. Someone will have to fill in at the back and maybe stay there for a while.” Transfer deadline day was quiet for most Premier League sides, including West Ham, but it was not through choice for Allardyce’s side. Jack Sullivan, the son of co-owner David Sullivan, tweeted that the club had seen as many as eight deals break down across the course of Monday – with Tottenham striker Emmanuel Adebayor’s potential last-minute loan deal falling through as Spurs did not want the Togo international to join a direct rival. The West Ham boss was unable to bring in any defenders on loan in the closing days of the winter transfer window and injuries have left him with very few options when Louis van Gaal’s side arrive at Upton Park. Winston Reid and James Collins are both absentees and Allardyce is likely to ask fit-again Senegalese midfielder Cheikhou Kouyate to step into the defence and partner James Tomkins, himself only just back from injury. Sam Allardyce faces a defensive dilemma ahead of the visit of Manchester United on Sunday. Press Association “A lot of moves were blocked for various different reasons, so I’m not that bothered,” Allardyce said of the lack of business in east London. “From our point of view it left us a bit frustrated, and especially Carlton Cole on the basis that he would’ve moved had Adebayor joined, as it happened we couldn’t afford to let him go. “It was a frustrating day, originally it didn’t look like we were going to be active until the very end, but then we picked up five injuries and now we are very short. We don’t have a problem with (Tottenham), it is their decision. If anything that was the only loan available, it just didn’t work out at the end.” Cole will now be in the squad for the game against United after his proposed move to West Brom was cancelled late on. The striker could yet lead the line for Allardyce’s side with Carroll sidelined and Diafra Sakho’s position in the side still in doubt following the fine handed down by FIFA for West Ham’s breaching of the regulations. Sakho came off the bench to score in the 1-0 FA Cup win over Bristol City despite the fact he had not travelled to link up with Senegal at the African Nations Cup due to a back injury. West Ham, who maintain they did not break any rules, blocked any questions on Sakho’s situation at Allardyce’s pre-match press conference and the former Bolton boss was bullish when asked if his top goalscorer could play against United, answering simply: “We will see.” In better news for the club, a record shirt sponsorship deal has been announced with global betting brand Betway. The company have struck what is understood to be a three-and-a-half year, £20million deal. The move comes after previous sponsors Alpari entered insolvency last month. last_img read more

Mukut Medhi Terms Allegation Baseless

first_imgOur Sports ReporterGUWAHATI: The secretary of the Basketball Association of Assam Mukut Medhi in a release said that the allegation, levelled against him by a section of parents, is totally baseless. Medhi also said that he would file a defamation case against those guardians. It may be mentioned here that guardians of two players of state team, which took part in the recently concluded Youth National Basketball Championship at Udaipur, alleged that their son and daughter were dropped from the team at the very last moment to accommodate a few players via the back door. Medhi termed the allegation baseless and said, “There were some anomalies in the documents which were submitted by both the players and it was because of that we have decided to replace them by other players.”last_img read more

Other Sports Lewis Hamilton wins sixth British Grand Prix, extends championship lead

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Other Sports News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. London: Lewis Hamilton made the most of a favourable safety car intervention on Sunday to claim a record sixth British Grand Prix victory at a packed Silverstone. The defending five-time world champion clocking fastest lap on his final lap to finish 25 seconds clear of Mercedes team-mate and nearest title rival Valtteri Bottas after an action-packed contest. The Briton moved 39 points clear of the Finn behind in the title race, but Bottas was unlucky with the timing of the safety car which effectively gave Hamilton a free pit stop.     Charles Leclerc of Ferrari was third. Pierre Gasly finished fourth ahead of his Red Bull team-mate Max Verstappen, whose race was compromised by a late collision when Sebastian Vettel of Ferrari drove into him, and Carlos Sainz of McLaren.     It was Hamilton’s seventh win in 10 races this year and the 80th win of his career. He had shared the British Grand Prix record of wins, on five, with fellow-Briton Jim Clark and Frenchman Alain Prost.     Daniel Ricciardo was seventh for Renault ahead of Kimi Raikkonen of Alfa Romeo, Daniil Kvyat and his Toro Rosso team-mate Alex Albon. “What a day,” said Hamilton. “To all the crowd, thank-you so much for coming out.” Hamilton, who stopped on his slow-down lap to collect a British ‘Union Jack’ flag, added: “I love you, Silverstone. I appreciate everything and the opportunity to be a part of this. I couldn’t have done this without these guys or without my team.” A glum Bottas said: “Congrats to Lewis… It wasn’t my day.”     A much happier Leclerc said, “It’s probably the race I’ve enjoyed the most in my career.”      The safety car was deployed when Antonio Giovinazzi spun into a gravel trap in his Alfa Romeo – gifting Hamilton a ‘free’ first, and only, pit stop. The luckless Bottas, on a two-stop strategy, had already pitted before the incident. highlightscenter_img Lewis Hamilton secured his 80th Grand Prix title.Lewis Hamilton won the British Grand Prix for the sixth time. Lewis Hamilton now leads Valtteri Bottas by 39 points.last_img read more

USG looks to create price cap for GE textbooks

first_imgUndergraduate Student Government is currently spearheading a new initiative to establish a price cap on textbooks for General Education courses.USG Director of University Affairs and vice president-elect for the 2015-2016 school year Jordan Fowler has been a key correspondent in the proposal to create the price cap initiative.Fowler said that the issue of overpriced general education textbooks is one of concern, since many students tend to opt out of certain classes based on the price of the textbooks.“Essentially, I was in a GE and the textbook cost a couple of hundred dollars,” Fowler said. “I switched out of the GE, not necessarily for the cost but a multitude of reasons, and that’s when I realized that there are students who are having to pick courses based off how much the materials cost.”Fowler and a team of USG delegates proposed the initiative in a meeting last week to a group of administrators.“They went through and collected a syllabus of every GE course whether from their friend[s] or online, and collected data on how much those textbooks cost at the bookstore and on Amazon and put together a giant Excel document,” Fowler said.Fowler explained that she knows the initiative will be difficult to implement in GE categories where textbook pricing tends to range higher, but USG will put its best effort into creating a reasonable price cap to monitor how much these materials will cost.“We’re not going to go in with a specific number, we want to see if [the administration] is receptive to the idea first, and then just try to work with them for what would be reasonable and work with professors to make sure they don’t abuse the rule,” Fowler said.The University Bookstore sells books that can cost more than $200. Since students must complete a total of six to eight GEs to graduate, Fowler said she is concerned that students might not have the freedom to explore subjects they are unfamiliar with because of cost restrictions.“Within a given category, when the topic is supposed to be very similar, the materials need to be standardized in some way, the cost for those materials,” Fowler said.For example, science, technology, engineering and math books generally cost more in comparison to books in categories in a different field such as Foreign Language.Heidi Torres, a freshman majoring in human biology, said she is glad USG has begun advocating for students who cannot afford expensive textbooks.“Being a low-income student, these are books that I can’t afford and I know plenty of other people who are complaining about these excessive prices,” Torres said.Fowler also said there might be alternative methods of acquiring expensive textbooks in classes where it is absolutely necessary for students to pay more than the set price cap.“If a professor feels a textbook is crucial to students’ understanding and material, perhaps it should be on the university’s responsibility to supplement that extra fee but that’s one thing we will also talk about,” Fowler said.Despite an increase in advocacy for the creation of a price gap, some students have expressed concern that the new price cap will affect other university fees, especially if the university is expected to cover extra textbook costs.Allison Mobley, a freshman majoring in economics, thinks USG should put more thought into the initiative if they want to explore the idea further.“I like the idea, but I’m just concerned about how it will affect tuition and the market for books,” Mobley said.USG is also looking into plans for the university to notify students if a textbook price is over the set price cap.“If those textbooks do happen to go over, there should be an email or something,” Fowler said. “They can contact student government even if we are in that position and we can work to make sure that’s not happening.”last_img read more