With heavy hearts, Italians mark year of COVID-19 outbreak

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Kewarra Beach beauty designed for FNQ lifestyle

first_imgParadise: 27 Kewarra St, Kewarra Beach.A HOME that brings out the best of life in Far North Queensland is on the market for $1.4 million.This Kewarra Beach beauty has it all – a large parcel of land at a whopping 2018sq m, beachfront access and a beautifully designed home with quality finishes.It is simply paradise, according to selling agent Renee Straguszi-Smith of Cairns Property Office. Light and bright. Finishes of 27 Kewarra St are top quality.The owner and occupier is a HIA multi-award-winning Cairns builder, who gave the home a top-to-bottom overhaul, resulting in the stunning masterpiece it is today.“The reason they bought the property is because of the direct beach access,” Ms Straguszi-Smith said. “There is a pathway that takes you directly to the beach. “This family has loved living there. This is the best of what Far North Queensland has to offer in regards to beachside living. Towering melaleuca trees are a highlight of this property. Quality 2pac kitchen with stone benchtops. The perfect entertainer.“Smithfield is 10 minutes away, schools are close by and so are all amenities.”The home is “all about lifestyle”, according to Ms Straguszi-Smith.“It’s definitely for a family that loves getting outdoors, going away with their caravans or out to the reefs or on the inlet if they’ve got boats. “It’s the kind of home where you could come home for a barbecue and have some friends over for a swim.“As you enter the property you are blown away by the stunning melaleuca backdrop, private resort-style living and modern renovation throughout with no expense spared.”The property is also designed for the lover of big boy toys and weekend warriors, with the “ultimate undercover caravan, boat and vehicle accommodation”.The home’s bragging rights include an ultra-modern kitchen overlooking the pristine gardens and entertainment area with custom two-pack cabinets and chef grade integrated appliance, along with spacious stone counter-tops with plenty of bench space. Get clean in style.More from newsCairns home ticks popular internet search terms2 days agoTen auction results from ‘active’ weekend in Cairns2 days agoThe home is freshly painted inside with all new fans, lighting and insulated.All the bedrooms are large, have built-in wardrobes and are all airconditioned.The design brings a seamless indoor and outdoor integration for an open, functional layout with multiple living zones, modern and spacious bathrooms with double vanities and quality fixtures.Step outside and the property is fully fenced with electric gate and side access. The quarter acre flat block is beautifully manicured with low-maintenance landscaping with integrated sprinkler systems.The backyard houses a 6 x 6m shed, with power and water.As for the resort-style pool, it’s a showstopper. It hugs the house with frameless glass fencing.Ms Straguszi-Smith said coronavirus may have slowed the real estate industry but had not put a stop to it, with Cairns Property Office signing 11 contracts in 12 days at the time of print. “They are still buyers out there,” she said.“I love getting good results for the vendor and seeing people walk in for the first time and say ‘Oh my God I want to live here and this to be our forever home’ and to see those emotions.” FOR SALE: $1.4 million INSPECT: Saturday and Sunday, May 16-17. 3-4pm AGENT: Renee Straguszi-Smith, Cairns Property Office, 0408 770 741last_img read more

Emery promises ‘new future’ for Arsenal

first_imgThe 46-year-old arrives in north London to take charge of a squad that went stale under his predecessor Arsene Wenger, who had failed to win the Premier League title since 2004.Arsenal finished sixth in the English top-flight this season, missing out on the Champions League for a second successive year, while trailing 37 points behind champions Manchester City.Wenger was forced out after losing his grip on an unbalanced squad and, while Emery said he will give his players a chance to impress, the former Paris Saint Germain boss made it clear he is willing to breathe life into a moribund club with new signings.“It’s a big challenge for me but I have worked also in other projects, big projects,” he told reporters.“This is a big team, with great players. We think we need change, little things, a few players.“I want to speak individually with all the players face to face.“It’s very important for the club, after two years outside the Champions League, to work to be the best team in the Premier League and also in the world.”Despite the daunting task facing him, Emery, who was allowed to leave French champions PSG at the end of the season, insisted his move to Arsenal is a great opportunity.“This is a big project and I am proud to be here and to work after Arsene Wenger,” he said.“In my career every year I grew up with new challenges. For me this challenge is a dream come true.”Emery, who won the domestic treble with PSG this season, is on a reported £6 million per year contract after convincing Arsenal’s board he was the right man to replace Wenger.He won the race ahead of seven other candidates thanks in part to his willingness to work with chief executive Ivan Gazidis, head of football relations Raul Sanllehi and head of recruitment Sven Mislintat.That trio are the new power-brokers at Arsenal and Emery was quick to praise his employers.“Thank you Ivan, Raul and Sven. The first meeting with Arsenal people was with those three who, after three hours, gave me a very good feeling for how we will work together and create a new future for Arsenal,” he said.– ‘Win together’ –Speaking in broken English, Emery paid tribute to Wenger, who departed with three Premier League titles and seven FA Cups in a reign that transformed English football.“Thank you Arsene Wenger for your legacy, he has reverence from all coaches in the world. I learned with him all the things in football,” Emery said.Wenger won the double in his first full season with Arsenal in 1997-98 — an achievement that might be beyond Emery given the rebuilding job facing him.Asked what he hoped to achieve next season, Emery said: “I think that’s about battling for every title, that’s something in Arsenal’s history and in my history as well. And I want that to continue.“I don’t promise today we will win but I can promise you we will work hard and we will work together.“We will transmit our emotion and we will fight for the objectives.”Key to his attempt to revitalise Arsenal will be bringing the best out of Mesut Ozil, the World Cup winning German playmaker who has often cut a diffident figure in his time with the Gunners.Emery, a three-time Europa League winner with Sevilla, called on Ozil to commit to the cause, saying: “He’s one of the biggest talents here and I want talented players here.“I want to spend time with him and all of the players – to speak to them about how inspired and excited I am to be here and for them to feel it too.“We all need to give 100 percent and that’s what I’m looking for from every player and myself.”Worringly for Arsenal fans, Emery has never won a match against Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola or Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho.“I’m thinking about the present and the future. In terms of my past experience, it has made me stronger today,” he said.“I’m excited to be here and fight against some top managers and some top teams.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Unai Emery is the new Arsenal head coach © AFP/File / CHARLY TRIBALLEAULONDON, United Kingdom, May 23 – Unai Emery has warned Arsenal’s under-performing stars he won’t be afraid to wield the axe as he prepares for the challenge of creating a “new future” for the troubled Premier League side.Emery was unveiled as Arsenal’s first new manager in 22 years on Wednesday as the Spaniard faced the media at the Emirates Stadium.last_img read more