Cry, my beloved country

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Hope Island mansion renovation designed with European influence in mind

first_img6257 Broken Hills DriveMore from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North9 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day agoThe four-bedroom, three-level house has a European influence with crystal chandeliers, elegant wallpaper and cathedral ceilings.The couple said they renovated the home and landscaped the property but the biggest challenge was creating intimate spaces. 6257 Broken Hills Drive, Hope IslandWITH a touch of vogue and splash of European influence, this Sanctuary Cove home oozes elegance from the moment you step into the foyer.A few indulgent dinners and a couple of evening walks spent at Hope Island swayed Brisbane couple Ivan and Carmen Suto to move into the gated estate. 6257 Broken Hills Drive“We used to drive from Brisbane to have dinner at Hope Island quite regularly,” Mrs Suto said.“Ivan and I were really attracted to the area, especially the roads at Sanctuary Cove which are lined with Canary Island Palms. It gives it such a beautiful feel when you drive in, as if you’re in Hollywood.“We always wanted to live here and we have family on the Gold Coast so it was a plan waiting to happen. It has been seven years since we moved and I still admire the palms every day.” 6257 Broken Hills DriveThe 18-month long makeover included fresh paint, modern roller-blinds and a new kitchen.Marble features in the main bedroom and a freestanding bath adds a touch of luxury. 6257 Broken Hills Drive“We created the fourth bedroom by closing up one of the doorways and making a wardrobe out of it,” Mrs Suto said.“There was a lot of innovating when we bought this house.”Mrs Suto has turned the fourth bedroom into her hobby room but said her favourite area in the home was the mezzanine styled lounge room. 6257 Broken Hills Drive“We had the option of closing this up to make it a cinema room but we really liked the idea of having a separate space away from the kitchen.”An extension was added in the study and a hallway was turned into a walk-in-pantry. 6257 Broken Hills DriveThe garden includes Canary Island Palms as seen around Sanctuary Cove. “Ivan and I still visit our favourite restaurant at Hope Island, but the drive is much easier,” Mrs Suto said.last_img read more

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Syracuse drops ACC opener to Georgia Tech in 4 sets

first_img Published on September 27, 2019 at 10:30 pm Contact Alex: | @alexhamer8 In its Atlantic Coast Conference opener, Syracuse (3-5, 0-1 ACC) lost to Georgia Tech (8-4, 1-0) in four sets. Freshman libero Berkley Hayes continued to start in place of senior Aliah Bowllan, who was out with a foot injury. Before the match, Syracuse assistant coach Derryk Williams noted the challenge Georgia Tech represented, even off the back of three-straight victories for the Orange. “Georgia Tech I think is one of the hardest gyms to play in because it’s old, it’s metal ceilings and the band rocks,” Williams said. “So it is so loud to play in.”The atmosphere rattled SU in the first set, as Georgia Tech quickly fired off a pair of service aces to help open up a 4-1 lead. SU head coach Leonid Yelin used both his timeouts in the set to try and settle his team down, as it committed three service errors. Despite some strong play from freshman Marina Marokova, whose four kills were the most of any player in the set, Georgia Tech’s dominance at the net saw them take the set, 25-17.The Orange started the second set better than the first, following the introduction of freshman setter Lauren Woodford in place of sophomore Elena Karakasi. Woodford, who finished with six assists, combined well with Polina Shemanova to push SU into an 8-5 lead. Georgia Tech responded by taking seven of the next eight points, forcing Yelin to call a timeout with the Yellow Jackets ahead 12-9. Just as they had in the first set, Georgia Tech continued to assert its dominance up front, including an 11-0 run, to win the set 25-10.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSyracuse came out reenergized in third set, with Shemanova recording a pair of kills as SU jumped out to a 7-2 lead. Junior Ella Saada, Markova and Shemanova’s improvement at the net allowed the Orange to expand their lead, with Syracuse in front 16-9 midway through the set. Several attacking and service errors allowed Georgia Tech to hang around in the set, but a challenge by Yelin overturned an incorrect call on a Shemanova kill that won SU the set, 25-17.The Yellow Jackets picked up from where they left off in the first two sets, with their outside hitters continuing to cause SU problems, as Georgia Tech leapt in front, 7-2, before a timeout from Yelin. Shortly after the timeout, the Orange scored four unanswered points, but were unable to maintain their momentum, as Georgia Tech cemented a 17-10 advantage. Attacking and service errors continued to plague the Orange, and they eventually lost the set 25-12.ACC play continues for SU this weekend when the Orange face Clemson on Sunday at 1 p.m.  Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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Fly Jamaica cancels flight to JFK

first_img…400 passengers affectedFly Jamaica airlines has announced the cancellation of its non-stop flights coming out and going into the John F Kennedy International (JFK) Airport.The airline on Tuesday said as a result of a snow storm, it was forced to make the cancellation.In a notice posted on its website, the airlines said as a result of inclement weather it will waive the charge and airfare for passengers who are scheduled to travel today.Meanwhile, on Tuesday the New York Times reported that an unyielding winter is about to dump yet another major snowfall on the New York region, with forecasters projecting more than a foot of snow just as the calendar ticks toward spring.Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Tuesday evening that all public schools in New York City would be closed today.The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning, estimating that snowfall will likely begin early Wednesday and that total accumulations of 12 to 16 inches are expected.“Travel will be very difficult to impossible, including during the evening commute on Wednesday,” the service wrote.last_img read more

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