Homeowner’s plan to create house-size living in sky-home

first_img264/105 Scarborough St, Southport.“While you can barely buy a house there, here you can live right in the middle of town and you’re so close to Main Beach.” The apartment comes with a centrally location kitchen complete with European appliances.The couple have recently refurbished the apartment with new carpet, a fresh lick of paint and new light fittings. 264/105 Scarborough St, Southport.IF YOU’RE after an apartment that is made for entertaining this Southport sky-home could be just the one.The modern style and flexible floorplan drew homeowners Kerrie and Tony Van Sleeuwen to the building in 2005. The couple said they bought apartment 263 for themselves and 264 for their in-laws and had a grand plan to some day merge both the homes. 264/105 Scarborough St, Southport.“We wanted to put a door in the middle internally to join both the apartments but we never got around to it,” Mr Van Sleeuwen said. “It was our first time living in an apartment and it was absolutely fantastic.“When we first moved in we had our young son so it was incredibly handy having my mum and dad as our neighbours.” 264/105 Scarborough St, Southport.Mr Van Sleeuwen said the opportunity to merge the apartments was still on offer.“We are selling both the apartments, so there would be double of everything including two kitchens,” he said.“It is still a better offer for what you can get in Sydney for $1.3 million. 264/105 Scarborough St, Southport.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 villa23 hours agoMr Van Sleeuwen said it was no ordinary apartment.“It has a massive balcony which we have used for entertaining and it is perfect for watching fireworks,” he said.“You can see them from Paradise Point to Coolangatta, we get six different firework shows from our balcony on one night.” The modern three-bedroom, two-bathroom apartment features spectacular 180-degree views of the Broadwater and Surfers skyline. High above the Southport CBD the apartment sits on the 17th floor of the Nexus Towers. Offering a functional floor plan the light filled apartment oozes an expansive living and dining space with floor-to-ceiling windows seamlessly flowing through to the large balcony. last_img read more

Robbie Keane: Credit goes to whole squad for Euro 2016 qualification

first_imgSkipper Robbie Keane has paid tribute to the collective effort which carried the Republic of Ireland into the Euro 2016 finals. Martin O’Neill selected his 23 men for the play-off against Bosnia-Herzegovina from an initial list of 39, and some of those who did make the cut as a result of injury, suspension or selection decisions had previously played significant roles. And so while it was Robbie Brady who claimed the headlines with his first-leg goal in Zenica on Friday and Jonathan Walters who was the hero of Monday’s 2-0 victory in the return, Keane was quick to praise all those who had contributed to qualification. Brady said: “I fancied it despite the 10 brutal ones I had before that. I knew I had to get one right. I’m just glad Jonny stuck with me. “We had a chat about where I wanted him to go when I was hitting it and he stuck with me, to be fair, and got on the end of it and put away the second goal excellently. “One out of 10 is not great, but when it means as much as that, I’ll take it all day.” Brady, 23, has emerged as one of the rising stars of the Ireland squad during the campaign and was thrilled to have been involved in their big night. He said: “It was just a special night. You grow up dreaming of these type of moments. It’s a bit of a cliche, but you really do. “This has always been my dream, to play in front of an Irish support as good as tonight. You don’t want to let anyone down and it would have been an awful shame with the results that we picked up to let everyone down. “I’m happy for everyone involved – bring on France!” Press Association The 35-year-old, who himself sat on the bench for the final two games of the campaign, said: “Full credit to the whole squad. “I’m very, very proud to be Irish and of the players who are here and the players who are not here also, the players who have contributed as well, the Shays [Given], the Stephen Quinns, Paul McShanes, people like that who have been here from the start. “It’s a shame they are not here tonight to celebrate.” Keane was one of the men who suffered the heartache of World Cup play-off defeat in France in 2009 when Thierry Henry’s handball cost the Republic dear. Six years on, it was they who got the benefit of a questionable decision when Dutch referee Bjorn Kuipers harshly ruled that Bosnia-Herzegovina defender Ervin Zukanovic had handled Daryl Murphy’s cross, and in Keane’s absence, Walters duly obliged from the spot to send the Republic on their way. The LA Galaxy striker said: “Listen, we got lucky, certainly, with the penalty. In the first half, we didn’t create too many chances, but we kept going. But what we did at times, we did very, very well. “The lads up front – I thought Jonny Walters was great again, he got two goals he certainly deserved. He’s been fantastic in this whole campaign.” The tie remained in the melting pot – a Bosnia equaliser would have taken the game to extra-time at that point – until Walters volleyed home a second 20 minutes from time from Brady’s free-kick after the Norwich winger, who was once again employed at left-back, had failed to make the most of a series of earlier set-pieces. last_img read more

We are not afraid of Americans, We are going for Gold!

first_imgThe two test matches against the national team of Spain were the last test before the upcoming World Cup in Spain for young BiH basketball players, current champions of Europe.“We’re going to Spain in a completely different role. Of course that we are among the favorites, together with the United States and Canada. I think that everyone have big, too big respect for America, but it is quite unnecessary. On the field, at the beginning of the match, the score is 0: 0. They are not starting with 30 points more, so that they have some advantages. With the Bosnian mentality and defiance, we will have a lot to show them if we encounter them at the World Cup,” said the captain Džanan Musa, currently the best young player in Europe.Amar Barukčija, Sani Čampara, Emir Čerkezović, Džanan Musa, Lazar Mutić, Vedran Mirković, Emir Bačvić, Aljoša Janković, Miladin Vlačić, Adi Alikadić, Srđan Kočić and Drago Cvitanović will defend colors of BiH in Spain.“I think that our generation will stay together. There is no end to this generation. With Mirza Teletović and Jusuf Nurkić, with new generations, I think this will be a special era for BiH basketball in a year or two … The one who is the real patriot, I think, despite all the obstacles, will stay with the national team. Personally, nothing would make me play for another team, no money, no conditions. It is a special feeling when our anthem starts playing and I stand still. I could never imagine another anthem or flag, except ours,” said Musa.When it comes to club status, Musa is still playing for Cedevita from Zagreb.He is undestined football player, because its height directed him to basketball, which he started playing at the age of 7.He performed at the European Cadet Championships in August 2014 in Latvia in colors of BiH.BiH cadets finished on the 8th place on this EC. With the cadet national team of BiH he participated in the EC, which was held in August 2015 in Lithuania.On the way to the finals, national team of BiH beat Spain, Germany, Croatia, France, Italy and Serbia, while it was defeated by Finland and Montenegro.With the victory against Spain they made a great surprise in the semi-finals, and in the final duel against domestic Lithuania, they celebrated victory for the historic success of BH basketball.(Source: balkans.aljazeera.net)last_img read more