Locals buying into Mermaid Beach luxury apartment project

first_imgElysium at Mermaid Beach.“The project has been specifically designed with these buyers in mind, giving them everything they have in a home in terms of size and storage, convenience and security.” Designed by BDA Architects, the project offers views over the park to Broadbeach and Surfers Paradise.It is also close to surrounding cafes and restaurants in the area and is a short stroll to Nobbys Beach.Prices for the apartments start at $1.895 million with five left to sell. Elysium at Mermaid Beach.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa17 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days agoHoward Group managing director Mark Howard described the apartments as “irreplaceable”. Mr Howard said the beachside development was attracting mostly locals who loved the area.“The inquiry has been to date from locals downsizing — they don’t want to renovate and they do not want to move from Mermaid Beach,” Mr Howard said. Elysium at Mermaid Waters, which will have nine beachside apartments, is due to be finished by May 2018.CONSTRUCTION on a collection of luxury Mermaid Beach apartments is due to be finished next month.The Howard Group is developing the site at 13 Montana Rd, called Elysium.It will have nine apartments, including a penthouse, with three bedrooms, three bathrooms, a study, and two carparks.center_img Elysium at Mermaid Beach.last_img read more

Syracuse football recruiting: Junior college linebacker Lakiem Williams commits to Syracuse

first_imgJunior college linebacker Lakiem Williams committed to Syracuse on Sunday afternoon in a Tweet. Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on December 10, 2017 at 4:31 pm Contact Andrew: [email protected] | @A_E_Grahamcenter_img The 6-foot-2, 240-pound linebacker plays at Butte (California) College and committed to Syracuse shunning offers from the likes of Toledo, Houston and Kansas. He runs a 4.43 second 40-yard dash, per his Hudl.com profile, as well as bench presses 365 pounds and squats 630.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textWilliams took an official visit to Syracuse on Dec. 8 before committing two days later. Texas linebacker Martrevious Allison also committed to Syracuse on Sunday. Previously, Syracuse had two linebackers committed in the Class of 2018: three-stars Juan Wallace and Ja’Qurius Smith. Track the rest of Syracuse’s Class of 2018 here. Commentslast_img read more

Miller: Dodgers and Cubs meet again, before meeting again?

first_imgMaddon also participated, which is why he colored his white hair brown before going back to his natural look prior to Friday’s first pitch.This sort of goofiness has long been part of Maddon’s approach, one that isn’t just outside the box and also incapable of ever being boxed.The fact his teams win so much — and last year did so at a level that left entire Chicago neighborhoods red-eyed for days — means his methods are more than just accepted. They’re celebrated.And why not? The baseball season is long and routine enough already, the games themselves now played beneath an outfield clock employed strictly to keep things moving.Besides, a short time before Maddon was making jokes about his wacky appearance, Roberts was in the Dodgers dugout going into great detail about the condition of Rob Segedin’s injured toe.Frankly, I don’t even care that much about Segedin’s nine other healthy toes, particularly when the champion Cubs are in town to face a Dodgers team that entered Friday a season-high eight games above .500.“I think that we’re kind of hitting our stride,” Roberts said “Going into this series, I really like our chances with the guys we’ve got going. … It’s going to be a fun series.”These teams met in early April, the Cubs winning two of three at Wrigley Field and conveniently forcing the Dodgers to squirm through a series of tributes commemorating the 2016 World Series title.Envisioning another postseason matchup between the two isn’t difficult, not even a little bit, and, following this weekend, is the only way they’ll face each other again this season.When spring training began, the Cubs were the top pick among oddsmakers to win the National League and the Dodgers were second. Nothing has happened yet to drastically alter those projections.Sure, the Nationals appear to be cruising in the NL East. But, at this point, I don’t believe in the Rockies or Diamondbacks any more than I believe in goats being capable of unleashing curses.The Cubs are trying to become the first team to claim consecutive World Series championships since the Yankees won three straight in 1998-2000.As daunting as that might sound, consider that the most recent National League team to do so was the Cincinnati Reds in 1975-76. Before that, among NL franchises, it was the New York Giants in 1921-22.Scary, right? Ah, sure. These Cubs just drowned more than a century’s worth of failure in champagne. So chasing away ancient eras is sort of their thing.“Last year, I felt they were the best team, and that’s the way it played out,” Roberts said. “But, this year, I feel we’re a better team. It really doesn’t matter what my thoughts are of the two clubs. It’s about going out there and playing.”It is about going out there and playing and, so far, the Cubs haven’t been playing great. But they did enter Friday four games above .500, which, like the Dodgers, also was a season-best.So maybe these teams really are beginning their respective climbs, heading again toward the same peak, one with enough room for only a single survivor.“Yeah, you want to play well against these guys because they’re a good ballclub,” Roberts said. “But the narrative of ‘We have to beat them because they eliminated us last year,’ I think we’re all past that.”He’s right. It is a new season, even if the most recent visitors are old foes, foes that looked awfully familiar rolling into town, despite the fresh coat of [email protected] LOS ANGELES — He manages one of the most popular sports franchises on the planet, the team that is the reigning World Series champion, that last fall ended 108 years of historic frustration.So, naturally, Joe Maddon opened his pregame media session Friday by answering multiple questions about … dying his hair?Yes, and with a substance that, based on the photos, appeared to be similar to shoe polish.“Maaco,” Maddon corrected, a reference to the auto body repair specialists and the fact his hair was less dyed and more lacquered. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img And so marked the Chicago Cubs’ return to Dodger Stadium, where their previous visit came during a triumphant — at least for them — National League Championship Series.“We’ve been looking forward to this,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts confirmed before the game, “and getting these guys at our place.”Believe it, this is a big weekend series, arriving on a classic American holiday, no less, a riveting rematch of last season’s playoffs and a possible preview of this season’s.But it isn’t big enough to have prevented Maddon from ordering his players to travel from Chicago to Los Angeles on Thursday dressed like characters from the movie “Anchorman.”There the Cubs were, starting this vital business trip, outfitted in crazy sport coats, ridiculous pants and fuzzy wigs that suggested they might be tripping on something other than baseball.last_img read more

USMA thrashing was a tough lesson- Polack

first_img0Shares0000Gor Mahia winger Boniface Omondi tries to put in a cross under pressure from a USM Alger player during their CAF Confederations Cup first round return leg match at the Moi Sports Centre Kasarani on September 29, 2019. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 24 – Gor Mahia head coach Steve Polack says their 6-1 aggregate thrashing at the hands of USM Alger last month has given his players tough lessons as they prepare to play Congolese outfit DC Motema Pembe in the play-off round of the CAF Confederation Cup on Sunday at Kasarani.Gor lost the first leg 4-1 against the Algerians and could not overturn the deficit in the return leg in Nairobi, losing 2-0. “We picked some very hard lessons from that defeat. We know that at this you can’t do mistakes because you will get punished. We gave away cheap goals against USM and that is a mistake we cannot repeat. Sometimes individual mistakes are unavoidable, but it is always good to learn from them,” the tactician stated.For a third consecutive season, K’Ogalo has dropped down to the Confederation Cup play-off after failing to make it past the first round in the Champions League and they hope to continue playing continental football by progressing to the group stages with victory in this round.Two seasons ago, they reached the group stage for the first time and last seasons, they went one better and qualified for the quarter finals.The target this year is to do better and perhaps get to the last four. But Polack is embracing the ‘match-at-a-time attitude ahead of the Motema Pembe tie.“The most important thing is this game ahead of us and getting to the group stage. That is our primary target and we want to work hard and achieve it. We have a thin squad but again I trust all my players and I know we can work together and do well,”Gor Mahia head coach Steven Polack with his assistant Patrick Odhiambo during the CAF Champions League match against Algeria’s USM Alger at the Kasarani Stadium on September 29, 2019“The spirit in training has been great and everyone is working hard looking ahead towards the game,” Polack further stated.On Motema Pembe, the British coach says he expects a tough duel and has asked his charges to put in their 100pc for the game.“They are a pretty decent side and their play both home and away is similar. But we have done some analysis on their strong areas and where we need to be careful as well as how we can exploit their weak areas,” stated the coach.He will be boosted with the return of skipper Kenneth Muguna and defender Joash Onyango who missed last weekend’s 1-0 win over Kariobangi Sharks in a league fixture in Nakuru.The two were left out of the match day squad after they failed to return to training following international duty.“We have had a very long conversation with them and they explained why they didn’t get back training. I have told them my thoughts but that is now behind our backs and we focus on what is ahead of us, and that is this weekend’s game,” Polack noted.The only absentee for the game on Sunday will be defender Maurice Ojwang who has been sidelined for the last two weeks with injury.0Shares0000(Visited 22 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more