A group of 13 players and three officials from the Pembroke Hall High School will leave the island this Friday for the 12th Annual Bazooka Soccer College Showcase at the Northwest Complex Apopka, Florida in the United States, from March 4-5. The team is scheduled return on March 7. The full squad of 18 players was not able to make the trip due as seven players and assistant coach Levi Monroe were denied visas. Nevertheless, Matthew Brown, the school’s sports manager is confident they can still win the tournament and claim a few of the many scholarships on offer. “We did have issues with visas. Our assistant coach (Monroe) was turned down and about seven players (as well). Luckily, we had other players with visas, that we could use as substitutes. But some of the student we really wanted to bring, we couldn’t. Also our head coach (Andre Burke) was having a problem, but they called me from the embassy and asked me a few questions about him and then they granted him. “But we are going to win. I can feel it. We are the first (Jamaican) high school going there to play, and we intend to make our name … There will be college coaches from all over the United States. They will come to watch the best players and offer them scholarships on the spot; that’s the main aim,” he said. “Most of the players are grade 11 students and we want to get scholarships for most of them. I have brought teams to Miami Classics and students have received scholarships. That is what we want to do for footballers now, because they haven’t gotten a chance until now,” he added. The team has been preparing since December and Brown hopes they don’t get cold feet and put in a much better display than in the Manning Cup. “They didn’t do too well in the Manning Cup and we decided that we still wanted to try with them. They train everyday and they are looking ready, but I hope they don’t go and get frightened,” he added. CONFIDENT OF VICTORY
MIAMI, FL.- On January 1st 2008, 2700 North Ocean – the premiere condominium resort in Singer Island, Florida, being built by Catalfumo, will open its doors to reveal an unprecedented and over the top designer showcase extravaganza. The property, which is comprised of two 27-story luxury towers on more than eight acres of unobstructed oceanfront land, will proudly unveil their three, celebrity designed units bearing the names of some of the world’s most eminent and prestigious national publications; Conde Nast Traveler, Architectural Digest and Elite Traveler. The sprawling units will feature the design industry’s most sought after furnishings, finishes, and immaculate details. Each unit will bear the both the stamps of their unit’s magazine namesake and the illustrious designer who has designed each unit to resonate their own personal sense of style.This landmark event will celebrate the culmination of a year-long production that employed three of the world’s most renowned interior designers: Charles Allem of CAD International, representing Architectural Digest and one of Architectural Digest’s “AD 100″(a list of the world’s most gifted interior designers) whose work has been featured in publications such as InStyle, Robb Report, The Los Angeles Times, Habitat and Florida Design; Conde Nast Traveler designer Katherine Kesler of Interspace Design Group, who has become the go-to expert for prestigious hotel design around the world including work with the Hilton Corporation, The Biltmore Hotel, Omni, Westin, Double Tree, Radisson, Embassy Suites, Sheraton, and The Luxury Collection, and David Linley of LINLEY Design in London in partnership with Elite Traveler, who has designed for everyone from Oprah Winfrey and Carolina Herrera to creating a limited edition of beautifully crafted trays for the world’s most prestigious champagne brand, KRUG.Catalfumo Construction and Development, celebrating their 30th anniversary next year, embarked on this designer showcase at 2700 North Ocean, and made sure to do so with the best possible people in the industry. Each designer has worked hand in hand with their publication to create a home that not only reflects the style of the magazine’s reader, but that of the 2700 lifestyle as well. Each unit will be open to the public for touring from January to April 2008, and the three designer units will be available for purchase fully furnished with the Cond Nast Traveler, Architectural Digest, or Elite Traveler stamp of approval!About 2700 North Ocean 2700 North Ocean brings a new level of luxury living to Singer Island. The towers comprise 242 units ranging in size from 1,700-4,000 square feet and features penthouse and tower suites as large as 7,200 square feet. All units offer spacious terraces that serve as veritable outdoor rooms and platforms on which to treasure the unobstructed views of the Atlantic. While these apartments redefine the idea of condominium living with their sheer size, private elevators, elegantly appointed kitchens, 2700 North Ocean will also provide its owners with a new caliber of indulgent customer service. Residents have full access to amenities such as a theater and fitness center, two beautifully landscaped pool areas overlooking the ocean, and a pool club with professional grill for all to enjoy.