Luxury canal home with some serious wow features

first_imgThe custom-designed home has a two-storey void, statement lighting and an open library. Picture: supplied.This two-storey custom designed home sits on a big canal block with huge entertaining area, inground swimming pool, pool hut and pontoon. Owners Matt and Andrea Burgess have loved living in the waterside property at 3 Wildfire Ct, Newport with their three children.“The large deck overlooking the canal is probably our favourite part (of the home),” Mr Burgess said. “It’s a great place for entertaining and it has a good view. And even though it has a wide outlook, it is actually quite private.” The kitchen at 3 Wildfire Court, Newport. Picture: supplied.MORE NEWS: Record smashing suburbs of 2019 Designed by the award-winning Darren James, the house is spread across two levels and features European oak floorboards and a two-storey void with feature lighting and custom floor to ceiling bookshelves with rolling ladder.On the ground floor there is a double garage, carport, study and open-plan living spaces. The kitchen has a butler’s pantry and European appliances while bi-fold doors open the dining room to the big entertaining area and the family room to the poolside deck. The entertaining area overlooks the canal. Picture: supplied.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus10 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market10 hours agoThere is also a laundry and toilet off the living room. Upstairs the master bedroom has an ensuite, a custom bedhead that conceals the built-in wardrobes, and a private balcony overlooking the canal. The remaining bedrooms have built-in wardrobes and there is a family bathroom and separate toilet. The upstairs living space looks out over the void and water. Outside, the entertaining area has an outdoor kitchen, built-in seating, LED lighting, speakers and glass balustrading. In the pool yard there is a second deck and a pool hut with kitchenette, study and storage space.Mr Burgess said the home would be perfect for a family or anyone who loves to entertain. The property is on the market through Danny Mailer of LJ Hooker Redcliffe. Robin Bailey sells Queensland homecenter_img Southside stunner up for grabslast_img read more

Linfield honors late teammate with monument and jersey tradition

first_imgThe football team, playing in its first full season without Moore, has constant reminders of him. The No. 35, which hung inside Smith’s office this season, has been moved into the locker room. Little stickers honoring Moore have been slapped on helmets. The team takes Moore’s away jersey out to practice and plans to bring it to road games. Nearly everyone on the team, Smith said, has dog tags, which Faults and Chandler helped design.On the front is the Linfield logo with the slogan, “Play for Moore,” underneath it. Below that, the No. 35. On the back, it has John 11:25, the Bible verse Moore’s mother picked out.“I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even if they die.”After Moore’s death, Linfield College had to decide whether it would take the field six days later against Chapman in the next round of the Division III playoffs.Two days after Moore died, Monday, motivational speaker Will Keim addressed the team before it decided to practice that day. Tuesday, students on campus held a candlelight vigil. Wednesday, the team ate dinner together, talking mostly of Moore. Thursday, Chandler, Faults and Smith spoke to nearly 2,000 mourners at Moore’s memorial service. Friday, the team rested.“We went out because that’s what Parker would’ve wanted,” Smith said. “He was a worker, a grinder. I think he would’ve been mortified if we’d stopped then.“But I honestly didn’t know how we’d come out and play.”Linfield scored touchdowns on its first four drives and never let Chapman into the game. The following two weeks, 10th-seeded Linfield beat two previously undefeated teams, Mary Hardin-Baylor and Widener. The Wildcats run ended in the national semi-finals, losing, 20-14, to eventual-national champion Wisconsin-Whitewater.Seven months later, speaking on the phone from his office, Smith talked about Linfield’s newest tradition. Moore’s jersey, the No. 35, will be worn by an junior or senior defensive player who best represents what Parker stood for as a player and as a person.“In football, you’re never just playing for yourself,” Chandler said, who was selected to don the number this season. “You’re not playing for the love of the game. You’re not playing to win. You’re playing for your brothers. We’re playing now for a brother that we love, and a brother that we lost. This is a lot more than just a game.”On Sept. 12, Linfield begins its season with Homecoming against Chapman—the same team Linfield played against in its first game without Moore.Saturday, 301 days after Moore’s death, a player in a Linfield College uniform will run onto the field with John 11:25 around his neck, wearing No. 35. Comments Published on September 10, 2015 at 9:49 pm Contact Sam: sjfortie@syr.edu | @Sam4TR ­A few minutes after 11 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014, 33-year-old Joventino Bermudez-Arenas entered a McMinnville, Oregon 7-Eleven and approached the man checking out. He took out a knife and stabbed 20-year-old Parker Moore twice in the chest.Medics airlifted Moore to a Portland hospital, where he later died. Moore and Arenas did not know each other, and police reportedly found no motive.The 7-Eleven sits across the street from the campus of Linfield College, where Moore played linebacker on the football team. Hours earlier, Moore helped shutout Linfield’s opponent 59-0 to win its conference championship.That night, Moore’s close friends and teammates, Kyle Chandler and Eli Faults drove an hour to Portland. The next morning, the team met in the locker room with grief counselors.“We’re not going to pretend this didn’t happen,” Linfield’s head coach Joseph Smith said. “We don’t want people dealing with it alone in their dorm rooms. I want (my players) to talk about it…(They’ll) never quite recover, but we want to honor (Parker) by being better men. I fully believe that if a bunch of young men living their lives that way then his death won’t be in vain.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textLinfield, a historically good Division III football school in McMinnville, Oregon, suddenly faced an adversity much greater than football, Smith said. It’s been ten months since the shock, since Moore’s death, since the improbable playoff run. The 2015 school year has brought pain. When a group of teammates couldn’t compromise on where to live, Chandler thought of what Moore would do to please everyone. For the first time in three years at Linfield, Chandler won’t room with Moore.“It’s always in the back of your mind,” Chandler said. “The week after it happened, we had a week of just these gorgeous sunsets. When I wasn’t in playing, I would kind of just look off, sitting there on the football field thinking about him. I still have those moments. But you learn to live with it. You have to.”The team’s focus was not moving on, but moving forward with his memory, Smith said.This season, before its second game, Linfield will unveil a monument near the stadium, bearing Moore’s picture and some lights. The day after, Linfield will host a memorial run/walk event of 3.5 miles—Moore wore number 35—which will end at Maxwell Field, Linfield’s home turf.Courtesy of Linfield Athleticscenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

NCAA removes football and men’s basketball from North Carolina’s amended notice of allegations

first_imgAny mention of football and men’s basketball has been removed from North Carolina’s amended notice of allegations from the NCAA. The first notice of allegations mentioned both programs, however, no one in either program or the program itself was accused of wrongdoing.The first notice of allegations was released in May of 2015 and, according to a UNC press release, the university reported new information to the NCAA last August, which is why the allegations notice was revised.“We are carefully reviewing the amended notice of allegations resulting from our joint investigation with the NCAA and will respond with facts and evidence that present a full picture of our case,” said Bubba Cunningham, UNC’s director of athletics said in the release. “The University takes these allegations extremely seriously. We remain committed to cooperating fully with the NCAA while working tirelessly to secure a fair outcome for Carolina.”UNC faces five Level I violations in the amended notice of violations, which is considered the most serious level of violations. Here are the five:1. The first stems from a former women’s basketball academic counselor providing impermissible benefits.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text2. The second comes from a former student services manager in the African and Afro-American studies department failing to help the NCAA when it requested information related to the potential violations.3. A third allegation resulted from a professor refusing to be interviewed by the NCAA about potential violations despite five requests.4. The NCAA also alleged that there was not enough monitoring of the African and Afro-American studies department, which allegedly ran courses structured as lecture classes as independent studies. The women’s basketball academic counselor accused of providing impermissible benefits in the first allegation was also alleged to not have been monitored properly.5. The first and fourth allegations resulted in a fifth allegation of lack of institutional control.The university also announced in the release that it received the document on Monday and that the university will respond to the NCAA within 90 days of receiving the document, the NCAA’s deadline for a response.This is the fourth NCAA investigation into an Atlantic Coast Conference program in the last five years. Syracuse, Miami, North Carolina and Louisville have all faced investigations. UofL’s men’s basketball team sat out the 2016 postseason after a recruiting sex scandal.UNC Notice of Allegations by Chris Comments Published on April 25, 2016 at 5:59 pm Contact Chris: cjlibona@syr.edu | @ChrisLibonaticenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more