Two-bedroom Q1 apartment on level 28 has 78 mirrors

first_imgSue Price in her unusual Q1 unit which boasts 78 mirrors. Photo: David Clark“I remember thinking we can’t hang anything anymore and we had to work out how to handle the television.”The pair, who moved from Bonogin to the Glitter Strip in 2011, spent almost $100,000 installing the mirrors.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North10 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day agoThey also put in new carpet, tiles, plantation shutters, the kitchen island and transformed the study into a bedroom.“I love people’s reactions when they come in,” Ms Price said.“It will be a place that you either love or hate.“The only thing I hate about them is cleaning them.”The pair are planning to move closer to their grandchildren in the Hinterland. Sue Price in her Q1 unit which is on sale for $499,000. Photo: David ClarkDaughter Ciara Lane said she was shocked with the mirrors when she first stepped inside.“I came in when they were halfway through and said ‘dad if you don’t stop now I’ll disown you’,” she said.“Probably because I said that they went full steam ahead. I do take my hat off to them, they’re both quite characters and everything they do they put in 110 per cent.” Harcourts Coastal agent Katrina Keegan is marketing the property and said in her 10 years in the industry she had never seen anything like it. “It really is the epitome of the Gold Coast,” Ms Keegan said. “You would expect to see something like this in Versace.”The apartment at 2808/9 Hamilton St is on the market at offers over $499,000. REFLECTIONS: Sue Price in her Surfers Paradise unit. Photo: David ClarkIT’S the real-life house of mirrors on the Gold Coast.The only catch is it’s a two-bedroom apartment on level 28 of the Q1.Sue and Joe Price have put their own stamp on their Surfers Paradise residence in the form of 78 mirrors.Everywhere you look is a reflection – the walls, doors, skirting, bedside tables and even the island bench in the kitchen.“I just like to be a bit different and didn’t want our apartment to look the same as every other apartment,” Ms Price said.“Initially we put them on one wall and then a second wall and then Joe just kind of went next level with it.last_img read more

2019 NBBF Premier League: Continental battle begins October 13

first_imgRelatedPosts Pray for Nigeria during Ramadan — NBBF Nigeria’s basketball prospect, Deborah Onu, dies from wrong diagnosis D’Tigers, D’Tigress can win an Olympic medal — Kida The 2019 NBBF Men’s Premier League season dunks off from October 13 to November 30.The men’s league will see teams divided into the Atlantic and Savannah Conferences for a round robin league format.First phase of the Atlantic Conference will hold in Akure, while Savannah teams will converge on the Indoor Sports Hall of the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria between October 12 and 22.The second phase will take place from November 2 to 12 with all points scored in the first phase carried over.The Savannah Conference train will move to Package B of the National Stadium, Abuja, while Atlantic Conference Teams will battle for supremacy at the Indoor Sports Hall of the Ilorin Township stadium.Top 4 teams in each conference will qualify for the National Final 8 from November 24 to 30.Oluyole Warriors (Ibadan), Customs (Lagos), Kwara Falcons (Ilorin), Hoops and Read (Lagos), Delta Force (Asaba), Police Baton (Lagos) and Raptors (Lagos) are some of the teams that will be competing for honours in the Atlantic Conference.Others include Dodan Warriors (Lagos), Islanders (Lagos) who  hope to rekindle their rivalry alongside newly promoted Invaders (Ekiti), Coal City (Enugu), and Akure Raiders (Akure).In the Savannah Conference, Kano Pillars (Kano), Bauchi Nets (Bauchi), Gombe Bulls (Gombe), Kada Stars (Kaduna), Defender, (Abuja), Niger Potters (Minna), Mark Mentors (Abuja), Plateau Peaks (Jos), Nigeria Army (Zaria) and Benue Braves (Makurdi) are the 10 teams which make up the conference.According to NBBF President, Engr. Musa Kida, exciting times await teams, players, fans as well as keen observers of the league with the federation in discussion with prospective sponsors.Kida said: “We are trying to create a robust system that will translate to a win-win situation for all.“We are currently at an advanced stage of discussion with interested parties who are thinking of investing in the men’s league with our ultimate goal of getting the various leagues back on TV.”The League champion will qualify to represent Nigeria in the inaugural Basketball Africa League to be organized by NBA in conjunction with FIBA Africa. Tags: Musa Kidalast_img read more

Leeds a lesson for prudent Pardew

first_img Press Association “They want to win a trophy, they want to go to Wembley or whatever and see some silverware – and so do I, trust me. I have come very, very close before and I want to win something.” The Newcastle boss is simply delighted to have a home tie in a domestic cup competition. He has only taken charge of one at St James’ Park since his appointment in December 2010, although the FA Cup third-round tie against Blackburn in January 2012 appears to have escaped his memory. He said: “It’s my first domestic tie at home – I am absolutely delighted with that and I certainly don’t want to lose it. “I have had some really tricky away ties in domestic competitions as manager of this club. “But we had a little taster at home last year in the Europa League of what a night fixture is like here, and they were brilliant nights. “For us, with Leeds bringing 5,000 fans and the great club they are, it’s going to be a really good occasion.” Pardew intends to field a strong team, but there will be starts for Academy graduates Paul Dummett and Sammy Ameobi, and they will be joined in the team by Ivory Coast international Cheick Tiote. The 52-year-old said: “We are putting out a strong side tomorrow. “But I do need to look at one or two to see if they can push to be starters for this team, and in particular two young players from our Academy, Sammy Ameobi and Dummett, who have done absolutely brilliantly and are really knocking on the door of the first team, so those two will definitely play.” Currently spending a ninth successive season out side the top flight, the West Yorkshire club has had to rebuild on and off the pitch, and as manager Brian McDermott and his players prepared to head for St James’ Park for Wednesday night’s Capital One Cup third round clash with Newcastle, Pardew admitted the Sky Bet Championship outfit’s difficulties served as a cautionary tale. He said: “We get criticised a lot for perhaps not over-spending and not perhaps being a little bit more ambitious in terms of our signings. “But you can look at those other situations where it hasn’t gone well, and Leeds are an example of that, unfortunately. “But they are rebuilding and I know it is a much tighter ship now and hopefully, they are putting down the foundations to return to the Premier League.” Newcastle, of course, secured their return to the Premier League at the first attempt, and have re-established themselves in the division, although not without a scare last season. However, their wait for a major trophy, which dates back to 1955, remains a weeping sore which has shown few signs of healing in recent seasons. Local evening newspaper the Chronicle ran a poll during the summer in which fans were asked whether they would prefer to see the club lift silverware or finish in the top six, with the former option attracting two-thirds of the votes. Pardew said: “That probably doesn’t tell a lie. Those polls are usually pretty accurate and I would suggest that’s somewhere our fans are. Newcastle boss Alan Pardew has admitted the plight which befell Leeds more than a decade ago remains a salutary lesson for clubs tempted to spend beyond their means. Magpies owner Mike Ashley, often to the fury of the Tyneside public, has spent the years since relegation from the Barclays Premier League at the end of the 2008-09 season, working to a strict financial model which has slashed expenditure and made marquee signings a thing of the past. The penalties for not doing so have become abundantly clear in recent years with Leeds in particular having paid the price for over-reaching themselves as they marched to the brink of Champions League glory. last_img read more