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  • Luxury Gold Coast house marks new era of display homes

    first_imgThe Riviera 65.DISPLAY homes are certainly not what they used to be.The launch of Metricon’s latest design on the Gold Coast last night marked a new era of display homes.Almost 100 people attended the unveiling of The Riviera 65, which is part of the builder’s Signature by Metricon collection.The Sorrento property is more mansion-like than the more traditional display homes, which are a basic floorplan and three bedrooms.Luxury fittings and fixtures, a pool, theatre, wet bar and two wine fridges are among The Riviera’s inclusions. “These bespoke designs are highly detailed and finished to perfection to provide functionality and enduring appeal for the homeowner.”The home’s interior features an open-plan kitchen with a butler’s pantry while the dining room has a wet bar. The Riviera 65.The indoor living area opens out onto an outdoor entertaining area through bi-fold doors where there is a pool and gazebo overlooking the waterfront. Metricon’s Queensland general manager Peter Ryan said the design showed what knocking down and rebuilding a house could achieve rather than renovating.“With the Gold Coast having a shortage of prime vacant land, it makes sense to rebuild the home of your dreams,” he said. Other designs in the Signature range include the Aura, Bayville, Bordeaux, Lavelle, Meridian, Modena, Somerset and La Pyrenee. The Riviera 65. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:50Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:50 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p180p180pAutoA, 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 Rate1xFullscreenDifferences between building in new or established estates01:50center_img MORE: More ‘multigenerational’ homes built on Coast The Riviera 65. The Riviera 65.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa14 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days agoMetricon design director Adrian Popple said the collection was all about luxury living with plenty of space to relax and entertain.“The Signature by Metricon collection is the result of Metricon’s vision for creating luxury living with a range of residences that are personalised to allow people to create their ultimate home,” he said.MORE: Why this house is the most viewed in Queenslandlast_img read more

  • Capitol catastrophe has happy ending for GSA boys’ basketball team

    first_img Latest posts by Taylor Vortherms (see all) ELLSWORTH — What do Muhammad Ali’s Olympic gold medal, Olympia Dukakis’ Oscar and the George Stevens Academy boys’ basketball team’s Gold Ball have in common?They’re not the originals.Ali lost his medal. Dukakis’ Academy Award was stolen. And GSA’s 2016 Class C state championship trophy was destroyed at the Maine State House.As has become customary for high school state champions, the GSA Eagles were invited to the Capitol on March 10.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textGSA assistant coach Matt Mattson says he received a call from the head coach, Dwayne Carter, before the trip, asking if they should bring the Gold Ball.After all, the team had been taking it everywhere. They showed it off at local schools and even dined with it at Dysart’s Restaurant and Sylvia’s Café.“I said, ‘Sure, why not?’” Mattson says. “In hindsight, that probably wasn’t a good idea.”The team was running late that Thursday morning. Carter says he hurried through the security checkpoint ahead of his players to greet their tour guide for the day.The agenda included sitting in on the Senate’s session, where the team would be recognized for its state championship. Afterward, they would pose for pictures with their Gold Ball.The Eagles followed their coach through the metal detector. Taylor Schildroth, a sophomore guard, carried the Gold Ball near the back of the line. Just Mattson and another assistant coach, Mark Ensworth, waited behind him.When it was Schildroth’s turn to walk through, a security officer told him the trophy needed to go through the X-ray scanner.Schildroth did as he was told. He placed the Gold Ball upright in the center of the conveyer belt, which Mattson estimates was less than 2 feet long.“It’s not this long conveyer belt where we just watched it,” Mattson says. “It all happened so fast.”But one second replays in Mattson’s head in slow motion — the one that would change the course of the entire day.Standing 6 or so feet behind Schildroth, Mattson watched the 15-year-old lower the trophy onto the belt. From his perspective, the Gold Ball appeared 2 inches taller than the square opening.In rapid order, the trophy touched down, Schildroth let go, and the guard pressed the button that turned on the machine.Mattson isn’t sure if the “No!” he screamed was in his head or out loud. Carter says it was out loud.Mattson lunged for the Gold Ball to tip it over on its side so that it would fit. But he says the miniature belt also operated in “turbo-speed,” allowing him no such chance.The trophy’s wide, heavy base prevented the Gold Ball from falling over when it reached the undersized hole. The top got stuck while its bottom continued forward until…Pop.The sound of snapping fiberglass silenced the corridor. Players who had already passed the checkpoint gathered around the other end of the machine. Their Gold Ball emerged through the rubber flaps in pieces.“For them, it was like a shattered dream,” Sen. Brian Langley says. “It probably felt how it would have to have lost the state championship. That’s what that ball represented.”Carter looked to Mattson, who he says appeared “white in the face.” Mattson looked to Schildroth, who he says was “horrified.”“Oh my God,” Carter recalls hearing the kids cry out. “They ruined the Gold Ball.”Unaware of the catastrophe that had just occurred, Langley waited for the team upstairs in the Senate. The players who had achieved the ultimate triumph just 12 days earlier arrived, appearing — as Langley recalls — “like kids who had just had their ice cream cone taken away.”Matt Mattson, assistant coach of the George Stevens Academy boys’ basketball team, holds the Eagles’ state championship Gold Ball after it was broken at the Maine State House on March 10. PHOTO COURTESY OF DWAYNE CARTER“You could just see how hard they had worked for that,” Langley says. “They were so proud to come and show it.”Langley says the trend of teams bringing awards to the Capitol is a recent one, so security protocol for screening Gold Balls had not yet been established.And while destroying a Gold Ball was a Statehouse first, Dick Durost, executive director of the Maine Principals Association, says the trophies do occasionally break.“It is fairly rare, although it does occur from time to time,” Durost said. “Usually the base will break or the bolts holding it together will snap off.”Five years ago, the MPA switched from ordering trophies made from a heavy, all-metal material to one that included plastic. The cost of the original Gold Balls, ordered out of a company in Rhode Island, had become prohibitive.Durost says the MPA found a better deal from a Massachusetts-based business called Dinn Bros., Inc., which cut the manufacturing price of the Gold Balls almost in half. Today, Durost says the MPA still spends more than $75,000 on trophies, plaques and medals each year.Langley, a member of the Education Committee, called Durost immediately after he learned of the trophy’s demise.“I think I have a problem, and you may be the only guy who can help me,” Durost recalls Langley saying.Awards in the style of Maine state championship Gold Balls can only be ordered through the MPA. Durost agreed to have a replacement made for the Eagles.Meanwhile, Carter remained downstairs, literally picking up the pieces. He carried the decapitated Gold Ball to the bus, attracting plenty of stares along the way.GSA coach Dwayne Carter decorated and mounted the state game ball to the base of the original trophy. PHOTO COURTESY OF MATT MATTSONCarter rejoined his team in time for Langley’s speech. In front of some 35 other senators, he discussed the Eagles’ season and their rise to the top. He then addressed the Gold Ball.“Fellow senators,” Carter recalls Langley saying. “What would be the worst thing that could happen to a state championship team being honored at the Statehouse?”Langley named a few examples of the Senate’s possible short-fallings, such as a fight over a budget or a government shutdown.“No,” he said. “It’s this team having their Gold Ball shattered.”“And then, there was this gasp,” Langley says. “If there is something every legislator understands around here, it’s high school basketball.”Langley then informed the team he had already ordered a new one. He also picked up the bill, which he says cost him a couple hundred dollars — a better alternative than running it through “bureaucratic hoops.”The day proved educational in a couple ways. Langley says the Statehouse learned that high school kids who bring in their Gold Balls “are not a real danger to the institution.” And the GSA team learned “to be careful about the hopes you pin on government.”But the most valuable takeaway from the Eagles’ visit to the Capitol was the story.Langley delivered the new Gold Ball to the team on April 1. Now, on a shelf in the school’s lobby, it sits next to the state game ball, which Carter decorated and mounted to the base of the original trophy.Carter also plans to break apart the sections of the original Gold Ball and give each player a piece.“In the end, they have a memento wherever they go,” Langley says. “As the years go on, the story will get grander and bigger.”Langley expects the tale to grow increasingly exaggerated. Eventually, the ball will have exploded, with shrapnel taking out bystanders. Mattson adds that even farther down the road, Schildroth will have saved his life by using the Gold Ball to shield Mattson from a bullet.“Regardless of what happened,” Mattson says, “it’s going to make a fantastic story for the kids.”Maine State Sens. Brian Langley of Ellsworth and Kimberley Rosen of Bucksport present the George Stevens Academy boys’ basketball team with a brand new 2016 Class C state championship Gold Ball on April 1. Langley bought the GSA Eagles a replacement trophy after security at the Maine State House accidentally destroyed the original during the team’s Statehouse visit on March 10. GEORGE STEVENS ACADEMY PHOTO Part 2: When the injury is inside your head, some “don’t get it” – July 26, 2016 Part 1: Invisible, incapacitating concussions are sidelining high school athletes – July 19, 2016 EHS names new boys’ soccer coach – July 13, 2016center_img 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. Latest Posts Biolast_img read more

  • Desmond Harrison charged with strangulation, released by Cardinals

    first_imgThe Cardinals have yet to comment further on the [email protected] agree to a contract with supplemental draft pick S Jalen Thompson, and cut T Desmond Harrison after he was charged with assault.https://t.co/vpmxSNDlsc— Darren Urban (@Cardschatter) July 17, 2019According to multiple reports, a felony arrest warrant has been issued by Greensboro, North Carolina, police for Harrison, who is being charged with assault on a person by strangulation and assault on a female by a male. Related News The warrant was first reported by Bleacher Report’s Brent Sobieski. Browns’ Baker Mayfield admits he wanted ‘revenge’ against Hue Jackson The Cardinals have cut ties with Desmond Harrison.The team on Wednesday announced it released the offensive tackle “soon after the news came out that he was being charged with assault against a female in North Carolina.” Mike Vrabel discusses Marcus Mariota’s future with Titans Broncos’ contract negotiations stall with 2nd-round pick Drew Lock, report says BREAKING: Greensboro (NC) Police Department issued a felony arrest warrant for @AZCardinals offensive tackle Desmond Harrison, per source. Charges involve assault on a person by strangulation and assault on a female by a male.— Brent Sobleski (@brentsobleski) July 17, 2019Harrison, 25, signed with the Browns as an undrafted free agent last May and started the first eight games at left tackle as a rookie before being benched and was later waived after the season, reportedly for missing multiple team meetings and being viewed as unreliable.He was claimed off waivers by the Cardinals in June after being released by the Browns.He was suspended several times while playing college football at Texas before leaving the program. Harrison later played collegiately at Division II West Georgia after spending two years away from the field.last_img read more

  • Malik puts on show in La Ca?ada win

    first_imgLa Ca ada (29-3) advanced to Saturday’s semifinal round, where it will host San Diego Mission Bay, a 74-67 winner over Corona del Mar, either at home or at Crescenta Valley. A decision will be made today. ld to boost his team. “After our game against Campbell Hall (a 61-57 loss) we weren’t tired body-wise, but our mentality was that the season’s over,” said Malik, who also led the Spartans with 10 rebounds. “We were goofing off in practice and Darren (Ho) and I got everyone together and told them it’s not over, and we wanted to make a run and be one of the best teams in La Ca ada history.” La Ca ada made some history by hosting its first state playoff game. The Spartans were the home team in a 1992 loss to Esperanza, but the game was played at Arcadia High. The rabid home fans helped energize their team. “They supported us throughout the season and they mean a lot to us,” Malik said. Added Hofman, “It’s great for these kids to have a chance after that (Campbell Hall) game and play in front of their crowd and have some fun again.” Behind Malik’s 27 first-half points, La Ca ada had plenty of fun by rolling out to a 39-21 halftime lead. Ho scored 15 points for La Ca ada, while Mohamed Fara led Hanford West (19-13) with 12 points. Malik, La Ca ada’s 6-foot-7 senior standout, hit three 3-pointers in the opening quarter and was 16 of 27 from the fie “He’s as good as we’ve seen this year and would be, by far, the best player in the San Joaquin Valley if he were there,” Hanford West coach Tim Caudillo said. The Spartans enjoyed a 64-38 lead with 5:16 to play in the fourth quarter before Hofman cleared his bench. [email protected] (626) 962-8811, Ext. 4456 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! • Photo Gallery: La Canada vs. Hanford West LA CA?ADA – After enduring a long and tiring journey to the CIF-Southern Section Division III-AA finals against Campbell Hall, La Ca ada High School coach Tom Hofman was hoping his team simply had enough energy left to compete in the CIF State basketball playoffs. center_img Spartans senior Adam Malik did his part to dispel any doubts. Malik scored 15 of his game-high 36 points in the first quarter to lead the Spartans to a convincing 68-56 victory over visiting Hanford West in the opening round of the Southern California Division III Regionals on Thursday. last_img read more

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