Watch whales and listen to rolling waves in this beachfront unit


first_img470 The Esplanade, Palm Beach.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North4 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa23 hours agoThe luxury beachfront sky-home is pet-friendly and sprawls out on 310sq m, capturing magnificent ocean views. Designed by architect Bayden Goodard, the expansive apartment mixes luxury finishes with coastal ambience. Ms Noon said it was impossible to name her favourite part about the home but said the ocean views from her ensuited main bedroom were therapeutic. “I am really going to miss soaking in the spa. It is such a relaxing experience,” she said.“My son loves watching the whales and surfers from the balcony and it is a huge balcony. It is one of the biggest in the building. There is always something happening on the water, its an exciting yet peaceful view. 470 The Esplanade, Palm Beach.“Ty hardly ever leaves the balcony and he is usually out there with a telescope spotting whales.” The La Vie building is a short walk to cafes which Mrs Noon said had becomes a Sunday tradition for her family.“The cafes are just around the corner and it really is a very coastal lifestyle that comes with the apartment.” 470 The Esplanade, Palm Beach.ROLLING waves echo through this stunning Palm Beach apartment and, according to homeowner Judy Taylor Noon, they are a “sweet lullaby”. Ms Noon bought the luxurious three-bedroom apartment two years ago and described it as the most wonderful place to call home for her and her son Ty, 31. 470 The Esplanade, Palm Beach.“We are on the third level but we spend much of our time outside on the balcony or down on the beach,” Ms Noon said. “We even go to the rooftop terrace and have a dip in the pool and have a barbecue. Ty loves to cook on the barbecue.” 470 The Esplanade, Palm Beach.On the market for the first time, the apartment has luxury features such as Gaggenau Appliances, Calcutta marble and oak Herringbone. With a large open-plan dining area and a ultra-modern kitchen the apartment feels like a house, according to Mrs Noon. “There is so much space we are actually downsizing to a single-level on the water. There is just too much space for two of us.”last_img read more

Irish in action at British Masters


first_imgGraeme McDowell and Shane Lowry are both in the field at this week’s British Masters.Former world number one Luke Donald is the tournament host this week at The Grove.Lowry, McDowell, Paul McGinley and Michael Hoey are all among the afternoon starters today.last_img

Three ways the 76ers can survive without Joel Embiid


first_imgAs if losing four of their past six games wasn’t bad enough, the 76ers will now be without their top player for what could be an extended period.Philadelphia announced that Joel Embiid will undergo surgery Friday after suffering a torn ligament in his left hand during Monday’s game against the Thunder. He will be re-evaluated in one to two weeks, but his post-op timeline could be much longer. MORE: When is the 2020 NBA trade deadline?That leaves the 76ers with a giant hole in their starting lineup. While some of Embiid’s numbers are down from last season, he is still playing like an All-Star (23.4 points, 12.3 rebounds, 3.3 assists, 1.4 blocks per game), and Philadelphia’s net rating drops from plus-6.7 with Embiid on the floor to plus-1.2 with him on the bench.It’s impossible to replace Embiid’s raw production and impact, but Sixers coach Brett Brown won’t panic. He understands this group will be “different” and simply can’t operate the same way without its frontcourt anchor.”You have to recalibrate a little bit and find a way to get excited to coach the team that we have,” Brown said Thursday night before his team’s win over the Celtics. “All of a sudden, we’re different. We’re just different. I look at this as an opportunity. Nobody’s crying. This is not a ‘woe is me’ moment, not for me, at all. And not for my players.”We will take what we have, and what we have, I love. We’re just different than we used to be.”#Sixers coach Brett Brown addresses Joel Embiid being sidelined with a torn ligament in his left hand. The center is undergoing more tests. As a result, the team did not give a timetable for his return.— Keith Pompey (@PompeyOnSixers) January 9, 2020Here are three adjustments the Sixers can make to avoid losing ground in the Eastern Conference standings.Work the offense through Al HorfordHorford recently said he is “very limited” in his offensive role. Well, here’s your time to shine, big fella.With Embiid out, the Sixers should use Horford more often in their actions. He can be a terrific facilitator for the offense, whether working from the block or near the elbows. He dished out six assists against the Celtics on Thursday, finding cutters at the basket and open shooters along the perimeter.The threat of Horford’s shooting at center also opens up the floor and creates driving opportunities. If defenders stick to the ball, Horford can punish them from beyond the arc, as he is comfortable shooting 3-pointers above the break.Check out the lineup in the video below: Ben Simmons, Josh Richardson, Furkan Korkmaz, Tobias Harris and Horford. Without Embiid in the post, the spacing seems much more natural. There is a pick-and-pop with shooters in the corners and Simmons available to cut to the basket and position himself for an offensive rebound. (It’s also worth noting that the duo of Horford and Simmons has been significantly better offensively than the trio of Horford, Simmons and Embiid.)Perhaps Embiid’s absence will be a blessing in disguise for Brown and allow him to find little-used combinations of players that work. Horford gives him that flexibility.Pick up the paceEmbiid is by far the most efficient high-volume post-up player in the NBA (1.12 points per possession, 91st percentile), but the 76ers don’t have the option of tossing the ball down to him and letting him work. That means they need to take advantage of their personnel and speed up the game.Philadelphia is currently in the middle of the pack in terms of pace. That should change over this Embiid-less stretch, especially with Simmons shouldering more of the offensive burden. He is one of the top transition threats in the NBA, a 6-10 runaway train capable of finishing with either hand.It doesn’t hurt that Simmons also happens to be one of the league’s best passers. That is on full display whenever he is charging down the lane with multiple options around him.Ben Simmons hustles back to make the steal and sets up Norvel Pelle for your Heads Up Play of the Day! 🔥— NBA TV (@NBATV) January 10, 2020When asked about increasing the pace of the game, Brown joked that the 76ers will actually call more Trey Burke post-ups. Yeah, you can bet these guys will be flying.Switch up the defensive strategyEmbiid can cover for a lot of mistakes on the backline. Horford isn’t the same kind of rim protector, so there should be some tweaks on the defensive end.The Sixers have been comfortable filtering everything toward Embiid in the paint because, well, good luck scoring on him. Look for Horford to be more aggressive at the point of attack with hard hedges, switches or even double-teams in certain situations. That could lead to turnovers and more transition opportunities. In the video below, Horford drops slightly on former teammate Marcus Smart but then closes the space to force him into a tough layup attempt. The Sixers may push Horford to be more aggressive on switches moving forward knowing he isn’t an Embiid-level deterrent in the paint.Philadelphia will likely have some quarters in which its opponents light up the scoreboard. It would be the same situation if the Jazz lost Rudy Gobert or the Lakers had to defend without Anthony Davis. The Sixers can mitigate the damage by using their speed and length and not asking Horford to be a perfect Embiid replacement.last_img read more