Restaurateur’s Gold Coast mansion served up to the market

first_imgThe Omeros Bros restaurant’s website said the brothers, Angelo and Nick, had been in the restaurant game for more than four decades. “Their family’s culinary history dates back to the old Paragon Seafood Restaurant, which was the first seafood- focused restaurant in New South Wales,” it read. “Unfortunately, in 1974 a storm struck the restaurant, which forced the immediate closure of this iconic restaurant.“This was also a fortunate occurrence for the Gold Coast as it meant that Omeros Bro had to find a new location to form a new restaurant.” The mega-mansion offers everything, including this luxe home theatre.When Angelo died in 2001, Nick’s son John stood up to help run the family business and has since taken over. Earlier this year, Mr Omeros’ other son Harry Omeros, 31, found himself in hot water over a $5.2 million tax bill. The son was the heir to the Omeros Bros restaurant and a former owner of Oceans by Omeros in Surfers Paradise. After failing to pay the bill he was declared bankrupt in January. A well-known restaurateur has served his mansion at 22 Knightsbridge Pde West, Sovereign Islands, up to the market.THE opulent Gold Coast trophy home of a well-known restaurateur has hit the market with a multimillion-dollar price tag. Nick Omeros, one of the men behind popular up-market restaurant Omeros Bros, listed the Sovereign Islands mega-mansion for sale last week. The Marina Mirage seafood restaurant partner has $3.65 million price hopes for the property. MORE NEWS: Why this beachfront paradise is on the marketMORE NEWS: House screams Hollywood glamour Nick and Vicky Omeros. The owner is behind the up-market seafood restaurant Omeros Bros.The five-bedroom, six-bathroom house sprawls across three levels and offers water views from almost every room.The basement can house up to eight cars, plus there is 18.2m of water frontage with a riverfront pool. There’s also a chef-worthy kitchen with granite benches and ILVE appliancesA home theatre, grand foyer with high ceilings and a dome centrepiece, and a pontoon are also part of the impressive package. The grand abode features five bedrooms and six bathrooms. Look at that view!Property records show Mr Omeros purchased the house at 22 Knightsbridge Pde West for $900,000 in 2003. The property had a six- month stint for sale in late 2016 with a $3.495 million asking price through a different agency. It did not sell, according to CoreLogic. It is now listed with Critton Astras of Astras and Bond Estate Agents, who was contacted for comment. You can cook up a storm in this large kitchen. More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa9 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag1 day agoVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:40Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:40 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenOpen for inspection etiquette for buyers00:41last_img read more

George E. Morgan, 77

first_imgGeorge E. Morgan, 77, passed away on Monday, August 6, 2018 at Community North Hospital in Indianapolis.  Born, September 22, 1940 in Rushville, he was the son of George Morgan and Helen (Lacey) Theising.  George graduated from Burney High School.  He joined the Marines and served in 1960 and 1961 before transferring to the Army Reserve.  George was a Police Officer for the Greensburg Police Department for 22 and a half years and an Officer for the Decatur County Sheriff’s Department for 10 years.  He attended the United Methodist Church in Greensburg.  George married Kathy Knowlton in 1973 and she survives.  He is also survived by one son; Frank Morgan, one daughter; Georgeanna Howe, and three grandchildren; Olivia Morgan, Austin Bilderback, and Isaac Howe.  George was preceded in death by his parents.  Graveside military services will take place at South Park Cemetery on Friday, August 10 at 1:00 p.m.  Online condolences can be made to the family at www.popfuneralhome.comlast_img read more

Offense still needs more time to mature

first_img“The 19th Hole” ran Mondays. To comment on this article e-mail Joey at or visit For the 16,850 USC fans in attendance, Saturday’s annual spring game at the Coliseum was not pretty, littered with interceptions, incomplete passes and missed field goals.With senior tailback Marc Tyler and sophomore wide receiver Robert Woods sidelined with various ailments, USC’s offense was noticeably out of sync and overwhelmed by a defensive front that has made significant strides in the past year.But it wasn’t supposed to look like that.With Trousdale lined with cardinal-clad fans and Traveler trotting around on the sidelines, it was supposed to mirror a fall game, where the Trojans would at least show some cohesiveness.Instead, it became plainly evident the festivities were taking place in April, not October, based on the number of botched plays, especially on the offensive side of the ball.Still, for a team severely handicapped by injuries and scholarship restrictions, a perfectly legitimate argument could be made that the team performed admirably considering the hand it was dealt.In other words, it might be a tad premature to start scaling back expectations for the 2011 Trojans.Because at certain moments Saturday, albeit brief ones, they looked rather sharp, particularly in regard to the ground game.On a play mid-way through the first quarter, freshman tailback D.J. Morgan reeled off a 34-yard run, showcasing breathtaking speed that could enable the Taft High standout, who redshirted last season because of a torn ACL, to crack the team’s starting rotation next September.Minutes later, junior tailback Curtis McNeal, who was academically ineligible last season, put his speed on display as well, finding the endzone on a 49-yard run down the north sidelines.The tandem combined for 196 yards on 27 carries.“I just matured,” McNeal said of his newfound success this spring. “I told myself ‘If I want to go to the NFL, I have to change my attitude.’”Yet the team’s success on the ground was not limited to either back. Sophomore tailback Dillon Baxter, who also received criticism for his immaturity last season, reminded those in attendance why he was such a highly touted prospect coming out of high school with 104 yards on 14 carries, despite recovering from an ankle injury.“I liked Dillon’s toughness there at the end,” said USC coach Lane Kiffin. “He came back in there pretty banged up.”And on the last play of the game, Baxter threw a 3-yard touchdown pass to Barkley to cap off his afternoon.Considering the team’s depleted offensive line, their performances were not anything to shrug off, as four of USC’s projected starters for next fall were unavailable Saturday. Sophomore right tackle Kevin Graf and junior center Khaled Holmes missed all of spring practice with injuries, and freshmen guards Cyrus Hobbi and Aundrey Walker have not yet enrolled in school.Such circumstances might explain some things on the offensive side, particularly with Barkley, who looked uncharacteristically erratic, throwing 42 passes and completing just 20 of them in addition to throwing two interceptions.“The lack of depth was obvious throughout this whole spring, Barkley said, “but I do believe we made progress.”Provided you’re scrambling for a few positives, most of the issues Saturday stemmed from injuries. No Woods. No Brandon Carswell. No Rhett Ellison. No Kyle Prater, either.Barkley, as a result, was forced to throw almost entirely to his cousin, 6-foot Robbie Boyer, and Markeith Ambles, who seemingly spent most of the spring trying to fix his alarm clock.“It is hard to assess with so many people out all of spring and so many people coming in that are going to have to play for us,” Kiffin said, trying to maintain perspective.Fortunately, many of the depth issues could be shored up.With the return of at least 11 players from injury, as well as 24 incoming freshman, according to Kiffin, the Trojans will be afforded at least some depth, and whatever positive glimpses that were seen on Saturday could be magnified.In short, it boils down to depth. It always has.It’s no small secret USC lost games last season in the final minutes, against Washington, against Stanford, against Notre Dame. What it has in talent (see: Barkley, Woods, etc.), it lacks it depth.And if somebody like Woods is out, there aren’t a lot of options behind him — walk-ons mostly.But come fall at least, those walk-ons turn into highly-touted freshman recruits from across the country — Walker, Hobbi, wide receiver George Farmer and tailback Amir Carlisle, among others.Reinforcements are coming, in a few months. Yet nonetheless, it remains to be seen, whether any of them will be effective.last_img read more

Confirmed:Asante Kotoko sacks coach Mas-Ud Dramani

first_imgFinally, the management of  Kumasi Asante Kotoko have confirmed the sacking of under-fire coach Mas-Ud Dramani’s after the club’s board asked him to proceed on leave with an official statement.Sources within the club have revealed that the board took the decision to sack the talented coach after recent difficult results.“The Board of Directors of Kumasi Asante Kotoko have asked Head Coach, Mas-ud Didi Dramani to proceed on leave,” a statement on the club’s website read.“This effectively brings his tenure at the club to an end after almost three seasons.”In a letter dated February 16, 2015 and signed by Board Secretary, Ishmael Boachie, the Board directed Didi Dramani to “take his accumulated leave with effect from February 17, 2015.”The Kotoko coach has come under fire in the last one week over the unimpressive performance of the Porcupines who have 8 points after seven-match days in the First Capital Plus Premier League. Didi, in 2012/13 season, his first season at Kotoko won the Premier League title and repeated it last season.He won the MTN FA Cup last season.The future of the former Ghana U17 girls team coach was speculated after his side’s poor run of form in the Ghana Premier League.Kotoko have amassed eight points from a possible and have slipped into the bottom half of the Ghana Premier League.Dramani’s three-season spell would be fondly remembered after leading the club to their first ever league and cup double last season.last_img read more