Inside Sorrento stunner with endless list of luxury features

Posted On Sep 28 2020 by

first_imgVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 2:37Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -2:37 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, 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 Rate1xFullscreenSpring selling predictions for 202002:37There’s a commercial pizza oven, firepit, gym and pontoon, but the wine cellar is what really stands out in this Gold Coast house.Home to the Atkins family for 18 years, the luxury compound at Sorrento is deceptively discreet from the street. “It was very deceptive from the front but the water reach instantly appealed,” vendor Michael Atkins said.“You’ve got privacy because you’re not looking across into neighbours. “Instead you have unimpeded views of trees, the water and a north orientation.”Anchored in a tranquil bay, just 50m from the main river, the new owners can enjoy the best of both worlds. “We can soak up rivers views without wake damage or boat noise.”The entertainer features an alfresco terrace with a commercial pizza oven, pool, waterside firepit plus a pontoon, sandy beach, boat ramp and boat shed. First time buyers line up for a crack at renovated charmer More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa7 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag1 day agoStyle at every turn.On offer is an elegant lounge with gas fireplace, inset into an Aspen natural stone wall, a living room which is reminiscent in an English reception room, a pool room with an oversized servery window plus a decadent timber panelled dining room adorned wall chandeliers. There’s also a cocktail bar and cabinet plus Beverly Hills Hotel handpainted wallpaper – another stand out of the residence. The house is on the market through Kollosche agents Eoghan Murphy and Michael Kollosche who say they have had plenty of interest. The kitchen.“Of all my listings at the moment this one has generated the most inquiry,” Mr Murphy said. “We’ve just been inundated. The majority of interest is coming from Melbourne.”He described the house as “a home with plenty of character”.The property is on the market at $2.75 million through Eoghan Murphy and Michael Kollosche of Kollosche. The epic wine cellar.And don’t forget the 1500 bottle temperature-controlled wine cellar with double glazing, insulation, a pressed metal ceiling and LED lighting.“It’s been fantastic for entertaining,” Mr Atkins said. “We’ve hosted big parties here of over 100 people. This house copes beautifully for that. Especially the wine cellar. That will be hard to leave.”The property, which has been renovated twice during their tenure, is also a story of contrasts where every room seems to have a tale to tell.“We wanted each room to have personality,” he said. “We ask ourselves, ‘where would we like to go today’.” 39 Campbell St, Sorrento. MORE NEWS: Gold Coast real estate market in for a blooming springlast_img read more


Lautenbach lands $1,000 checkers at 141 opener

Posted On Sep 23 2020 by

first_imgBy Greg Aregoni FRANCIS CREEK, Wis. (April 18) – 141 Speedway kicked off the much anticipated season with a bang on Saturday night as 147 drivers signed in to do battle and be one of the first cars to lock up their spot in the chase. Brad Lautenbach picked up his first IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modified win of the season and a $1,000 pay day courtesy of Prestige Custom Cabinetry. Lautenbach, the defending Allstar Performance State champion and already on the ballot for the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational, picked the one pill and then had to wait to officially lead any laps as the race saw four cautions before the first circuit was scored.Lautenbach stayed in charge in a contest that went caution-free from that point. Brian Mullen got close a couple times but could never challenge. Mike Montie passed Matt Brehmer early in the Mach-1 Sport Compact main event. Montie led every lap en route to the win over Brehmer. The win for Montie makes him the first-ever feature winner in Wisconsin under the IMCA Sport Compact division banner. Roger Braun came home third in front of Justin Erickson and Dustin Delveaux. John Heinz showed why he is a former champion in the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car division. Heinz took the green flag and checked out from the field, winning by a full straightaway. Cody Schroeder started his second year in the division with an impressive win in the Karl Chevro­let Northern SportMods.last_img read more


Death toll from vaping rises to 22

Posted On Sep 20 2020 by

first_imgThe CDC is reporting that the death toll stands at 22 people in 15 states from vaping.The grocery store chain Kroger will no longer sell the product at any of their locations as the CDC investigates thousands of illnesses and lung damage in the nation.A new study says exposure to nicotine from e-cigarette vapor causes lung cancer.Researchers at New York University found that vaping causes lung cancer and potentially bladder cancer in mice, concluding it is likely “very harmful” to people as well.The study funded by the National Institutes of Health is the first to link cancer to vaping definitively.The amount of smoke the mice were exposed to was similar to a person who’s vaped for about three to six years.last_img


Renewed Hope for Broward Family of FBI Agent Bob Levinson Held in Iran

Posted On Sep 20 2020 by

first_imgU.S. officials for years said Levinson was working for a private client on his trip to Iran. In December 2013, The Associated Press reported that the ex-agent had actually been on a mission for CIA analysts who had no authority to run spy operations.Since his disappearance, photos and video of Levinson in an orange jumpsuit emerged in 2010 and 2011. His family is suing Iran in U.S. federal court under the allegation that the Iranian government kidnapped him.FBI posterIran has acknowledged there is an open Revolutionary Court case involving Levinson, but a foreign ministry spokesman said Sunday that the case was a “missing person” filing — not a sign that the ex-agent was being prosecuted.Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced last week that the State Department would offer $20 million on top of a previously posted $5 million reward for information on Levinson’s case.“The Trump administration has made clear that the regime in Iran must release all missing and wrongfully detained Americans, including Robert Levinson, Xiyue Wang, Siamak Namazi, and others,” Pompeo said in a statement. “We will not rest until they are reunited with their families.”Dan Levinson said his family has never given up hope Levinson’s alive even though they haven’t heard from him in 12 years, making him the longest-held hostage in U.S. history. The Coral Springs family of former FBI agent Bob Levinson held captive in Iran for over a decade, is emboldened in their fight for his release.Last week, the U.S. government announced a $20-million reward for information leading to his location and safe return.That’s on top of the $5-million FBI award.FILE – In this March 6, 2012, file photo, an FBI poster showing a composite image of former FBI agent Robert Levinson, right, of how he would look like now after five years in captivity, and an image, center, taken from the video, released by his kidnappers, and a picture before he was kidnapped, left, displayed during a news conference in Washington. Iran is acknowledging for the first time it has an open case before its Revolutionary Court over the 2007 disappearance of a former FBI agent on an unauthorized CIA mission to the country. In a filing to the United Nations, Iran said the case over Robert Levinson was “on going,” without elaborating. The Associated Press obtained the text of the filing Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)President Donald Trump on Sunday used Twitter to urge Iran to turn over former FBI agent Robert Levinson, who disappeared in 2007 on an unauthorized CIA mission.“If Iran is able to turn over to the U.S. kidnapped former FBI Agent Robert A. Levinson, who has been missing in Iran for 12 years, it would be a very positive step,” the president wrote. last_img read more


Bob Huggins’ ascent to tie Adolph Rupp in career wins has him walking among legends

Posted On Aug 14 2020 by

first_imgIt has been more than 17 years since Huggins suffered a heart attack while traveling through the Pittsburgh airport on a recruiting mission, which led to him being treated in an ambulance by a cousin of his friend and rival John Calipari.It has been just short of 15 years since Huggins’ awkward removal as Bearcats coach, which led to a full season out of the business — or he might have zoomed past this milestone a year ago.MORE: Chaotic college basketball teams worth your attentionOh, yes, the milestone: On Saturday, with West Virginia’s 74-51 win over Missouri, Huggins tied the great Adolph Rupp in career coaching victories. This was No. 876 for Huggins, compiled during his career at WVU, Kansas State, Cincinnati, Akron and, indeed, Walsh College.Huggins is tied for seventh among Division I coaches, just one more win from breaking the tie with Rupp and three more from catching up to — let’s take a breath here, because it’s kind of amazing — Dean Smith. Ahead are only Roy Williams, Jim Calhoun, Bob Knight, Jim Boeheim and Mike Krzyzewski.My goodness.The perception of Huggins has changed so much since his return to West Virginia, and his continued ascent through the career coaching victories list can only help in getting basketball fans to appreciate his greatness.Huggins has shown the capacity to reinvent his teams, embracing the “Press Virginia” style in 2014-15 and now turning back to his love for severe halfcourt defense with a group of Mountaineers who were not expected to achieve a ton but now stand 16-3, ranked No. 14 in the AP poll and third in the Big 12 Conference behind Baylor and Kansas. West Virginia ranks third in Division I in defense, according to the efficiency stats at KenPom.com.Huggins is the only one in this neighborhood without an NCAA championship. Of course, he spent the better part of his career coaching in off-Broadway conferences, rolling from the Metro to the Great Midwest to Conference USA during his time at Cincinnati. He helped get the Bearcats to the promised land, the Big East, but they went forward without him after he was removed from the position in the summer of 2005.There had been a few too many recent episodes of off-court indiscipline, but it was clear the move to replace him was as much about reputation as any particular incident. Huggins had begun Cincinnati’s advance toward college basketball prominence by heavily recruiting junior college talent, a team loaded with such players reaching the Final Four in 1992, just three years after he arrived. Many in the media sneered at this, and at his demonstrative and sometimes confrontational sideline style, and Huggins chose not to make a sustained effort to change anyone’s perception.That 2000 season might have done it. A championship can melt a lot of ice. That season’s Cincinnati roster was loaded with exceptional young men. Martin was the most obvious example, but also wing DerMarr Johnson; guards Kenny Satterfield, Steve Logan and Leonard Stokes; and forwards Pete Mickeal, Jermaine Tate and Ryan Fletcher. Winning a championship with this group was not a lock, because it never is, but the Bearcats would have gone into the tournament as clear favorites. A single instant changed that.”My frustration is for the guys,” Huggins said that day in Memphis. “I think I’m going to be able to do this a lot longer and will have more good teams. This was their chance. I think in life you have very few chances to be special.” He was exactly right about most of that. He has been able to coach many more years, and to compile a record that almost is staggering in its breadth. Huggins coached West Virginia to the 2010 Final Four, but the Mountaineers weren’t quite up to the challenge presented by the Duke Blue Devils and another devastating injury, this one to star forward Da’Sean Butler, wrecked any chance at a miraculous comeback.So that championship season remains what separates Huggins from Rupp, Smith, Williams, Calhoun, Knight, Boeheim and Krzyzewski.It’s about all there is now. It is hard to believe how much time has passed since the roughest moments, but it’s reflected in Bob Huggins’ burgeoning win total.It has been just short of 20 years since Cincinnati Bearcats superstar Kenyon Martin set a simple down screen in a Conference USA Tournament game at the Pyramid in Memphis, got his legs tangled with an opponent and went down with a leg fracture that ended his season and Huggins’ best shot at an NCAA championship.last_img read more


Governor adds numerous store closures to disaster proclamation — watch Thursday’s news conference here (VIDEO)

Posted On Aug 13 2020 by

first_imgJOHNSTON — Governor Kim Reynolds today expanded her disaster proclamation to close establishments like bookstores, clothing stores, shoe stores, jewelry stores, luggage stores, as well as cosmetic & beauty stores, florists, and furniture stores as of midnight tonight.Her expansion does not include discount stores, grocery stores, or pharmacies that sell those goods in addition to other essential food, medical supplies and household goods.She also extended the closures of bars, restaurants, casinos, theaters and barber shops until April 7th.The Iowa Department of Public Health reported earlier today there have been 34 more positive COVID-19 cases in Iowa for a total of 179 positive cases. None of the new cases were here in north-central Iowa.last_img