Water views make luxury Gold Coast home special

first_img10 Moray Crt, Benowa Waters. 10 Moray Crt, Benowa Waters.Mr Thorn decided to move from Perth after visiting the Gold Coast and enjoying the laid-back coastal lifestyle.“When I retired, I decided this is the place to be,” he said.He said it was the perfect family home.The couple have breathed new life into the five-bedroom, four bathroom property over the years, expanding it and giving it a more elegant style.“I’ve spent about $650,000 to make it really nice,” Mr Thorn said.Flawless marble, granite and porcelain finishes are featured throughout while wide windows frame the water views. It also has a home theatre, sunroom and two wet bars. 10 Moray Crt, Benowa Waters.A wraparound alfresco entertainment area with timber deck overlooks the canal and pool, which leads down to a terrace and then a lawn area with water access from a pontoon.Mr Thorn said while they loved the home, it was time to downsize because they were “empty nesting”. 10 Moray Crt, Benowa Waters.LIVING on the waterfront is a dream for many people, but imagine it almost surrounding your home.This Benowa Waters property is perfectly positioned to make the most of 180 degree canal views.It was one of the reasons David and Suporn Thorn bought the Mediterranean inspired home at 10 Moray Court almost 20 years ago. 10 Moray Crt, Benowa Waters.center_img 10 Moray Crt, Benowa Waters. 10 Moray Crt, Benowa Waters.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa18 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days ago 10 Moray Crt, Benowa Waters.last_img read more

Bešić for the British Media: Bosnia and Herzegovina is in my Heart

first_imgMuhamed Bešić, the B&H national team’s player is an established name in the FC  Everton. Our mid-fielder plays better every day. He spoke about his carrier, plans and his unusual football path for the British Express.When the former selector Safet Sušić red Bešić’s name and said that he is the only one who can stop Leo Messi, a lot of people did not believe it. Everton’s player considers the call for the WC in Brazil was an extremely important detail in his carrier.“Going to Brazil was very important to me. If I had not left to the World Championship, I probably wouldn’t be here today. Maybe I would have played in Switzerland. Basel was interested in me before the WC. After Brazil, clubs from Italy, England, Germany and Spain contacted me but I wanted to go to Everton.” – said Bešić and went back to his beginnings:“I started to train when I was 8 years old. I was playmaking at first but six years later I became stopper.He is especially well known by its duels with Messi…“It’s hard to win against me in a duel ‘one to one’. It was good against Messi but the fact he scored a goal is related to his quality. I did not exchange jerseys with him after the match because I care more about my Bosnian jersey. I keep every jersey of the national team I have because they have a special value to me.” – revealed Bešić.Bešić was born and grew up in Germany but he decided to play for B&H.“I had a choice: to play for Germany or B&H. My heart said to me that it’s the right decision. Bosnia and Herzegovina is in my heart. My parents didn’t influence my decision in any way. Most of the players in the team had the same situation. All of them are men with strong characters.” – said BešićAlthough he is satisfied with his achievements in the new club so far, he still believes he can do much better.“The fans saw only 50 % of what I can do. The real values and possibilities will be seen next spring. I have the strength and the energy but I need a little more time to advance even more. The game is so fast here. Sometimes I have a feeling that I’m surrounded by ten players in one second, and they all want to take the ball away from me. I believe I could do better if I was a stopper. Also, the style of playing is somewhat different here. I’m still getting used to it. Lately I have been going to the gym more often because I need to strengthen my muscle mass more.” – said Bešić.(Source: Oslobođenje)last_img read more

49ers following Titans’ 1999 blueprint with quick turnaround, potential playoff run

first_imgI’ve been on both sides of the expectations carousel, so I can appreciate the excitement that San Francisco general manager John Lynch and his organization are feeling. PLAYOFF PICTURE: Breaking down 49ers seeding scenariosIn 1999, I joined the Titans as president after the team had finished 8-8 in three straight seasons. The local fans weren’t thinking playoffs and certainly not Super Bowl. They were more focused on a Tennessee Vols football team that had just won the national championship.Two days after I was hired, team owner Bud Adams told the media it would be playoffs or pink slips for coach Jeff Fisher and GM Floyd Reese if the team didn’t make the playoffs. Our team started hot at 6-1, went 13-3 in regular season, beat the Bills in the “Music City Miracle” wild card game and wound up in the Super Bowl. We fell a foot short of sending the title game into overtime against the Rams (who also had an unexpected turnaround from 4-12 to Super Bowl champs).A big similarity between my ’99 Titans and this year’s 49ers is that both teams drafted a defensive end in the first round who catapulted the pass rush and the overall defense to among the league’s best. Jevon Kearse was the key addition to that Titans team, as his 14.5 sacks and eight forced fumbles led our defense that improved from 30 sacks in the prior season to 54 sacks, third-most in the league.San Francisco picked Nick Bosa No. 2 overall in last April’s draft, and he has nine sacks, 41 tackles, two fumble recoveries, one forced fumble and one interception. He’s a big part of the 49ers’ defensive improvement from last year’s No. 13 defense to No. 2 this year with 47 sacks (No. 5 in the NFL with one game left) compared to 37 last season. Kearse was selected Defensive Rookie of the Year, and Bosa has a good shot at achieving that honor.Both the Titans in 1999 and the 49ers 20 years later were led by quarterbacks who were third-year starters — Steve McNair and Jimmy Garoppolo — and neither QB had started a playoff game. The leading receiver for both teams was a tight end — Frank Wycheck for the Titans and George Kittle for the 49ers.Another key common factor for both teams involves the most important stat next to final score — turnover ratio. For Tennessee that season, it was plus-18 (up from 0 in 1998), and for San Francisco, it’s plus-4, a massive improvement from a league-worst minus-25 last season. Such a leap in efficiency is a credit to both the offenses and defenses of both teams.In 1999, there were three divisions and five playoff teams in each conference, and as the top wild card, we played the Bills at home before hitting the road against Indianapolis and Jacksonville. If the 49ers lose in Seattle, they will begin the playoffs as a wild card and No. 5 seed, a tough spot that will put them on the road for as long as they last unless they and the Vikings at No. 6 reach the NFC Championship, in which case the 49ers would host. That puts extra pressure on San Francisco to find a way to win in Seattle against a beat-up Seahawks team that has lost its top two running backs and best offensive tackle to injuries.WEEK 17 PICKS:Against the spread | Straight upI’m sure Lynch is thrilled like I was with how the season has unfolded. There have been games that announced the 49ers as a team to be reckoned with, such as their 20-7 road win over the defending NFC champion Rams in Week 5 and the amazing 48-46 win in New Orleans three weeks ago when Garoppolo threw for 349 yards and four TDs — similar to our Titans season when a Week 3 one-point victory in Jacksonville and a 24-21 Week 8 home win over the Rams made us believe it could be a special season.I was cautiously optimistic entering the playoffs that our team could make a run, but I wasn’t realistically thinking Super Bowl. Lynch may be of a different mindset, but I’m sure he wonders as I did just how far his upstart team can go in postseason, especially if the 49ers enter as the fifth seed. Expectations in sports. When they’re high — as with the Rams, Bears and Chargers, all playoff teams last year — it can result in disappointment with underachieving seasons such as those three teams have experienced. If the Cowboys fail to win the NFC East and then win at least one playoff game, we can add them to this group.The flip side is a team that vastly exceeds expectations, which is the best situation for a franchise and its team execs. The prime example this season of course is the 49ers, who were 4-12 in 2018 and enter Week 17 at 12-3 with the NFC West title and No. 1 seed on the line in Sunday night’s matchup in Seattle.  Other questions on Lynch’s mind are if Garoppolo will deliver in the clutch, as McNair did for us, and if the defensive unit can carry over regular season success. My Titans had to beat excellent QBs in Peyton Manning and Mark Brunell before Kurt Warner did us in. Lynch is hoping his dominant defense can hold off strong offensive teams in the NFC led by great quarterbacks such as Aaron Rodgers of the Packers and the Saints’ trio of Drew Brees (who threw five TD passes against the 49ers), record-breaking receiver Michael Thomas and prolific running back Alvin Kamara.As is always the case, the proof will be in the pudding in January — and possibly February.Jeff Diamond is a former president of the Titans and former vice president/general manager of the Vikings. He was selected NFL Executive of the Year in 1998. Diamond is currently a business and sports consultant who also does broadcast and online media work. He makes speaking appearances to corporate/civic groups and college classes on negotiation and sports business/sports management. He is the former chairman and CEO of The Ingram Group. Follow Jeff on Twitter: @jeffdiamondNFL.last_img read more