3/57 Albatross Avenue, Mermaid Beach“We were interested in purchasing a holiday home on the Gold Coast as we were frequenting here often for business and really enjoyed the lifestyle that the Gold Coast offered,” Mr Ellis said.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“We looked at a number of apartments in Broadbeach highrises and also boutique buildings and quickly identified that Albatross Ave and Hedges Ave were very conveniently located to all of the amenities, cafes and shops with the added bonus of also being a low density community. “Wearing our investment hat, we also liked that the neighbouring properties were achieving sales from $5m to $25m.“The old saying is to buy one of the cheaper homes in the best streets.”The apartment takes up two levels of the building’s four floors and is one of three in the complex. 3/57 Albatross Avenue, Mermaid Beach 3/57 Albatross Avenue, Mermaid Beach 3/57 Albatross Avenue, Mermaid BeachThe couple enjoyed all the features the home had to offer but decided to buy a bigger property close by.“We enjoyed our first six months in the penthouse so much that we purchased another larger property on Hedges Ave in late 2017, which we are currently completing a refurbishment of and looking forward to moving into it in about six weeks,” Mr Ellis said.The apartment also has two car spaces in a secured basement with a large caged storage area as well as a designated visitor carpark. 3/57 Albatross Avenue, Mermaid Beach 3/57 Albatross Avenue, Mermaid Beach 3/57 Albatross Avenue, Mermaid BeachThe master bedroom has an ensuite with spa, dressing room and terrace to make the most of the ocean views.The remaining two bedrooms have a shared balcony with views of the Hinterland.Wraparound windows and bi-fold doors in the open plan living area frame the ocean views.A private rooftop terrace also offers sweeping vistas of the Gold Coast skyline, ocean and Hinterland. It has a covered barbecue area, dining pavilion and spa.A standout feature of the penthouse is the rooftop plunge pool with glass bottom that acts as a skylight, allowing natural light to filter through to the living area.There is also an outdoor pool downstairs.The Ellis’ have made minor changes to the apartment over the past 11 months to refresh its style.“After purchasing the apartment, we made cosmetic changes – a full repaint, new carpet, new light fittings, new pool pump and electrical work so that the apartment was comfortable,” Mr Ellis said. 3/57 Albatross Avenue, Mermaid BeachIMAGINE waking up to panoramic views of the ocean that stretch as far as the horizon.This is what Hugh and Catherine Ellis love most about their Mermaid Beach penthouse at 3/57 Albatross Ave.“There is something really special about waking up and living right on the sand with no roads to cross,” Mr Ellis said.They bought the beachfront property in May last year as a home away from home.
ST JOHN’S, Antigua – West Indies male and female players will be involved in several camps in Antigua in the coming weeks as they prepare for various international assignments.Starting Thursday, February 23, the West Indies Men’s team will be in camp under the guidance of new Head Coach Stuart Law as they prepare for the three-match One-Day International Series against England.These matches will be played at the Sir Vivian Richards Cricket Ground, Antigua (March 3 and 5) and Kensington Oval, Barbados (March 9).The West Indies Women’s squad of 20 players will have a camp from March 7 to 20, under the guidance of Head Coach Vasbert Drakes. This is part of their preparation for the ICC Women’s World Cup in England later this year.Later this year, West Indies Women will have a two-week camp in England to get them ready for the tournament.The Windies are the most improved team in women’s cricket and will look to add the 50-over title to the ICC World T20 title they won in India last year. They were runners-up to Australia when the 50-over World Cup was played in India four years ago.Following the Women’s camp, the West Indies Under-19 players will arrive on the island for an assessment camp from April 1 to 10, under Head Coach Graeme West. The Under-19s are preparing for the ICC Under-19 World Cup in New Zealand in January, 2018.West Indies are the defending champion. Later in the year they will travel to South Africa for a five-match 50-over series. The matches will be played in Durban from June 30 to July 27.
New UFC flyweight champion Deiveson Figueiredo wants to fight Demetrious Johnson or move up a division and bring Henry Cejudo out of retirement.Figueiredo (19-1) choked out Joseph Benavidez at the end of a dominant first round to claim the vacant belt at Fight Island on Saturday, after being ineligible for the title in their first bout last February because he missed weight. It was the fourth submission attempt from the Brazilian after he knocked down Benavidez for a third time. MORE: Kattar wants shot at Volkanovski after being IgeFigueiredo — who was initially a doubt for the fight after testing positive for coronavirus — believes he has the stature to encourage Cejudo to return to the Octagon. Cejudo called time on his UFC career after defending his bantamweight title, which he won after vacating the flyweight belt, against Dominick Cruz at UFC 249 last May.”I’ll accept a superfight if they give me one. I’ll move up to 135 [pounds]. I want to be a two-division champion but I’m going to defend this belt as well,” said Figueiredo.”I’d like to have a fight at 135. I’d like to be the guy to bring back Henry Cejudo from retirement. I think he was looking for a worthy opponent and I think I’m that guy. I would love to move up and fight him at 135.”The flyweight and bantamweight divisions now have new champions, with Petr Yan beating Jose Aldo for the latter belt at UFC 251.Following Figueiredo’s triumph and with a reference to Yan, Cejudo tweeted: “Congrats to the second interim UFC champ this week.”He followed up with a video of him having his hair trimmed and the caption: “The real champ is getting a haircut.”Congrats to the second interim UFC champ this week @deivesonfigueiredo #UFCFightIsland2— Henry Cejudo (@HenryCejudo) July 19, 2020The Real Champ is getting his haircut @daico_deusdaguerra #bendtheknee #ufcfightisland2 pic.twitter.com/67CdR697Db— Henry Cejudo (@HenryCejudo) July 19, 2020UFC president Dana White said Figueiredo will have to successfully defend his title more than once before being offered the opportunity to move up in weight.”I’d like to see him defend his title a couple times. Maybe if he defends the title a couple of times, that’ll be interesting, yeah,” said White.On the fight with Benavidez, he added: “Pure violence. No controversy in this one. We have pretty nasty champions in those two divisions now.”[There was] a ton of controversy in the first fight from weight to head-butts. No controversy in this one. The guy came in and did what he said he was going to do against the No. 2-ranked guy in the world and he looked damn good doing it.”If his next fight comes at 125 pounds, then Figueiredo would like to take on inaugural flyweight champion Johnson, who is fighting in the ONE Championship. “Now I have the belt I have to train very hard. I’m the guy that everyone wants to beat,” he said.”I’m a knockout artist, everybody knows that, and we put that record together with a lot of hard work.”That’s definitely a fight all the fans would want to see, me against Demetrious Johnson. If the UFC wants to bring him back, I’m going to be very happy, and I’m going to knock him out with a lot of pride.”