Southport renovation mixes old with new to produce contemporary masterpiece


first_img66 Melinda St, Southport.Mr Scott has added pops of colours with interiors to bring the space to life.“The colour palettes allows for bold colours which is really what I envisioned.Even the bathroom is a stylish space with its classic white subway tiles and timber finishes. Timber bi-fold doors open up the kitchen space and create a seamless flow out to the entertainment deck. 66 Melinda St, Southport. STYLISH would be an understatement for this Southport home.A contemporary renovation with an industrial flair was responsible for the striking looks in this four-bedroom home at 66 Melinda St. Homeowner and carpenter Shane Scott bought the house in 2015 and said he doubled the size. As his fourth renovation in Southport the home was redesigned with the living room downstairs and the main bedroom upstairs. “The house was 40 years old when I bought it and I had this idea that I wanted to mix the old with the new,” he said. More 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 ago66 Melinda St, Southport.Mr Scott said the home was designed to fit his modern taste but described the finishes as slightly industrial. “I wanted to create a lot of big spaces and incorporate the indoor and outdoor feel as well,” he said.Polished concrete floors, high ceilings, stylish lighting and black finishes in the kitchen create a bold look. 66 Melinda St, Southport.Mr Scott said the original home only had one level of living and the downstairs floor had yellow-painted concrete floors.“I basically rebuilt it by adding another living space under the house which is now the living and dining area and I added a large deck with a barbecue,” he said. “The home has now almost doubled and it has taken advantage of the space it had.“I kept the concrete floor style but made them look a bit more modern.”last_img read more

Women’s hockey: No. 1 Badgers come out on top in series against No. 2 Minnesota-Duluth


first_imgAfter a successful takedown of No. 2 University of Minnesota, Duluth, the University of Wisconsin women’s hockey team can officially call themselves the best in the nation.The Badgers (27-2-2-0, 22-2-2-0 WCHA) welcomed the Bulldogs (20-5-5, 17-5-4 WCHA) for a battle between the best teams in the nation. With WCHA playoffs looming right around the corner, this weekend was a critical test for Wisconsin.Saturday’s game was a matchup between two great teams, and it took almost 50 minutes of play before either managed to score. Both Ann-Renée Desbiens and Duluth’s Maddie Rooney held of many great attempts from opposing teams to keep the game tied up.Women’s hockey: No. 1 Wisconsin hosts No. 2 Minnesota Duluth in battle for top spotThis weekend showcases a matchup between the two best teams in the nation as the No. 1 University of Wisconsin Read…It was Wisconsin’s own Sarah Nurse who managed to get the first shot of the night in. Nurse’s victory was short lived, with Duluth netting a goal a mere five minutes later.After an overtime period that resulted in no goals, the Badgers and the Bulldogs headed into a shootout for the ages. It took a grand total of 12 skaters from both teams to finally decide who would be the victor of Saturday’s game.It was Wisconsin’s MeKenzie Steffens who finally managed to slide the game ending goal past Rooney. With one more shot, Desbiens waited to see who Duluth would send out with hopes of continuing the game.Surprisingly, with all the pressure on her, Desbiens actually felt more relieved after Steffens tallied her point than before. The ruthless goaltender mentioned in a press conference after the game that knew she had the game the minute Steffens managed to find the back of the net.Ben Pierce/The Badger Herald“I feel like this one was less stressful than the 10 before it,” Desbiens said. “That one was the easiest for me. I was like ‘we got it, we need to end it here.’”Sunday’s game was more somber, with fans saying goodbye to the graduating class of 2017. Nurse, Desbiens, Sydney McKibbon, Jenny Ryan, Mellissa Channell and Mikayla Johnson were all joined by their families as they looked back at their careers at Wisconsin.Sunday’s game was dramatically different than Saturday’s, with the Badgers managing to find a rhythm quickly and shut out the Bulldogs early. Wisconsin was able pull out a fantastic win, outscoring Duluth 8-0 and earning the WCHA regular season title.Women’s hockey: Roque takes home Rookie of the Week honors at right timeThe University of Wisconsin women’s hockey team just keeps collecting regular season accolades as freshman forward Abby Roque earned Rookie Read…With an eventful weekend behind them, the Badgers now shift their attention to another Minnesota team, the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities. This border battle will be the final game in the regular season for UW.The Badgers and the Gophers hit the ice Saturday and Sunday at 3 p.m. in what is sure to be a grand finale to an amazing season.last_img read more

Rep Yaroch continues to prioritize road repairs for Michigan residents


first_img Categories: News,Yaroch News 25Jan Rep. Yaroch continues to prioritize road repairs for Michigan residents Measure redirects corporate subsidies to state’s infrastructureState Rep. Jeff Yaroch recently introduced a proposal to redirect an additional $60 million in existing state funds to help fix Michigan roads each year.Yaroch’s plan redirects a portion of revenue raised from the Indian Gaming Compact to the Michigan Transportation Fund to help repair roads across the state.“Everyone knows Michigan’s roads need a lot of work – and this proposal will provide more resources to get the job done,” Yaroch said. “The money redirected by this proposal now goes to corporate subsidy programs. Frankly, it makes more sense to put that money into road repairs instead. One of the greatest hindrances to business coming to Michigan is our poor roads, so we should focus our economic development resources there.”House Bill 4093 has been referred to the House Transportation Committee.Yaroch, in his second House term, continues to fight for several proposals to prioritize fixing Macomb County roads.Yaroch has advocated for allowing townships to receive road repair money directly from the state. He also proposed accelerating the 2015 road plan so that more of the state income tax would go to roads and improving the road funding formula to get more money to the places that need repairs the most.###last_img read more

Russian ondemand service Iviru and the Russian E


first_imgRussian on-demand service Ivi.ru and the Russian Extreme TV channel have each cut programming deals with Red Bull Media House. The producer and distributor, which specialises in adventure sports content and TV highlights of Red Bull-backed extreme sports event, sold a 54-title package to on-demand service Ivi.ru.Shows include motorsports series Destination One and highlights of the Red Bull Crashed Ice world championship series, with Ivi.ru due to make the Red Bull series available online as well as on connected TVs and on mobile devices.The Russian Extreme TV channel has picked up a trio of Red Bull series. It will show highlights from the Red Bull X-Fighters; Red Bull Crashed Ice; and Red Bull Cliff Diving events.last_img