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This Main Beach penthouse is out of this world

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first_imgFour levels of luxury. Feast on the surrounds. More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North1 hour ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa21 hours agoCity, sunset and skyline.One is the master suite, described as a “soothing sanctuary where you can sleep with the windows open and be buffered from any noise”. The McDougalls bought the “sensational” property off the plan when the building was developed back in 2004, and their two sons were at university. “It has a home feel to it, because it’s spread over four levels we all had our private areas and could live like a family,” Mrs McDougall said. Continuing to the third floor, the final bedroom shares the layout with the private pool and spare alfresco setting. The kitchen features modern appliances and a ‘superb’ stone bench. The stunning views continue.Dr Ian McDougall is a prominent Gold Coast plastic surgeon — the former head of a burns unit specialises in reconstructive surgery, along with evolving cosmetic work. Mrs McDougall worked alongside him in the practice.The impressively proportioned penthouse is in good company, surrounded by a selection of other tightly-held boutique apartments.center_img 42/11 Peak Ave, Main Beach is on the market for $6.95 million.THE penthouse in one of Main Beach’s most exclusive buildings has hit the market.The luxurious residence occupies the top four levels of the Marquis on Main apartments.“It’s been a wonderful family home for us,” said vendor Peta McDougall.“The whole concept of the place was our idea of a home in the air, rather than a display piece.” Wake up to this ocean vista.It does have all the prestige of a showcase property — an array of terraces and balconies with 360-degree views over Main Beach, the city, ocean, Broadwater and southern most tip of the region encircle the palatial residence. The first floor houses two living spaces, a kitchen, entertaining area and balcony. The second level is where three of the four bedrooms are found, complete with private terraces and ensuites. The top floor is open plan.That’s where the private lift stops but a short stroll upstairs to the top floor opens to an open-plan space ideal for a home office or gym. “It’s quite unique in its own right, being a four-level penthouse,” Mrs McDougall said. “But it’s also really felt like a home.” The McDougalls are now preparing for what will most likely be their last Christmas there.The family has enjoyed being just 100m to the beach, soaking up the incredible vistas while being protected from prevailing winds and strolling down to the Tedder Ave dining and shopping precinct as well as the Southport Yacht Club. “We are sad to go but we have to be practical,” Mrs McDougall said.“We’re empty nesters, the family are all having their own families.”The couple also want to travel more after winding back their work.last_img read more

JFF dominates $216m SDF grants

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first_img Outside of the funding that the JAAA received, the SDF pumped $42,124,000 into the Jamaica International Invitational IAAF World Challenge meeting, which is held inside the National Stadium in the first Saturday in May annually. The financials for the years 2014 and 2015 were published, and in both reports, the JFF emerged with the lion’s share. The 2015 figure was a major leap over 2014 as well, as the JFF received only $45 million in that year. The SDF said that its grants in 2015 had exceeded its budgeted amount of $186,660,000 by $30,169,000. That included an additional $25,600,000 given to the JFF. The SDF received a major portion of its funding from gaming, with $606,971,000 coming from that one source, $11,160,000 coming from its investments, and $14,690,000 from other income sources. The Betting, Gaming and Lotteries Act states that the SDF is entitled to 40 per cent of the gaming proceeds received by the Culture, Sports, Arts, Health, and Education Fund. Among the SDF’s mandates are to fund programmes of the national sporting associations and to facilitate the development and growth of talent and skills through the construction of sporting facilities. Several government agencies also received grants totalling $45,561,138. Those included the Institute of Sports, which was given $16,500,000; the Social Development Commission, which received $16,952,410; the G.C. Foster College of Physical Education and Sport, which received $8,794,227 and Independence Park Limited, which received $3,314,501. The Sports Development Foundation (SDF) granted $216,829,036 in subventions to local national sporting associations in 2015, according to the latest annual report published by the government agency. Of that amount, the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) received more than $70,000,000, while the next three top-funded sporting associations combined received $69,133,192. Some 40 sporting bodies were listed in the 2015 financial report, but while the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) ($26,652,242); Jamaica Cricket Association ($23,800,000), and Netball Jamaica ($18,680,850) received millions of dollars in government support, some associations did not receive a dollar. Those who got no funding included the Jamaica Bobsleigh Federation, the Jamaica Rifle Association, the Jamaica Ski Federation, and the Jamaica Cricket Umpires Association. In fact, the JFF received around $6 million less than the other 33 bodies combined. The top four recipients were the only associations to receive more than $10 million in funding. $40M FOR MEETlast_img read more

DELIGHT FOR FINN HARPS FANS AS RUAIRI KEATING RETURNS TO FINN PARK

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first_imgRuairi Keating has returned to Finn Park ahead of the new season which kicks off in three weeks time.BREAKING NEWS: Finn Harps FC have announced that Ruairi Keating is returning to Finn Park on loan from Sligo Rovers.Keating was outstanding for Harps during his six-month spell with the club last season.He scored six goals and produced a number of man-of-the-match displays which endeared himself the Finn Harps faithful. His form was so impressive that parent club Sligo Rovers called him back to The Showgrounds for the remainder of their season.Keating made a dozen appearances for Sligo in the Premier Division and also played in the Europa League.His return will be seen as a massive boost to Finn Harps who struggled after he departed last July.His goals, pace and power were a handful for defences in the First Division last season and Keating’s return could be the key for Ollie Horgan’s quest for promotion. Horgan told Finn Harps FC’s official website, “I am glad to welcome  Ruairi back to the club as I felt he put the work in last year and scored some important goals.“It is important to have a squad that gives you options in all areas of the park and we have been working very hard during pre-season to achieve just that.Keating also expressed his delight regarding his return to Finn Park.Keating said, ““I am delighted to be returning to Finn Park as I really enjoyed my football here last season. I obviously know a lot of the squad and club staff from last year so I am sure that will mean I can settle in quickly.“The fans and the people around the club made me feel very welcome and I am looking forward to what I think can be a successful year for the club. Finn Harps have also signed another Sligo Rovers player on loan in the form of Regan Donelon.The talented Irish U19 international played eight times for Sligo Rovers last year in the Premier Division.DELIGHT FOR FINN HARPS FANS AS RUAIRI KEATING RETURNS TO FINN PARK was last modified: February 19th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Finn Harps FCHome-page SportLoannewsRuairi Keatinglast_img read more