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Moorfield in radical share boost plan

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Census shows retirement villages improve quality of life

first_imgRetirement lifestyle resorts like Orianna Sandstone Point, offer health benefits.“Orianna Sandstone Point is a master planned, boutique community with 122 two and three bedroom resort-style homes on low-maintenance blocks,” Ms Lombe said.“The resort at Sandstone Point will attract like-minded, active over 50s looking to free up their lifestyle by transitioning into either a semi or full retirement lifestyle.“Residents will have access to a wide range of facilities and activities as part of the planned recreation centre, fondly named ‘the Boathouse’.“The Boathouse will be the hub for the community to catch up, have a drink at the bar, grab a coffee with friends, or strike up a game of lawn bowls.“Those seeking a little more daily adventure can book out the Orianna boat and spend the afternoon on the water, or jump in the resort mini-bus and venture to one of the areas many local attractions.”Ms Lombe said Sandstone Point also provides an exciting new model where those leading into retirement can transition into a brand new home located on a dedicated site at one of South East Queensland’s premier island locations.“The fact there is no entry, stamp duty or exit fees is another appealing feature of these lifestyles,” Ms Lombe said.“Sandstone Point embraces the small-town feel of a peaceful, coastal community with all the retail convenience and health services of Bribie Island just a short trip over Pumicestone Passage.” Property Council of Australia chief executive Ken MorrisonMr Morrison said retirement villages were a positive move for older Australians encouraging them to remain independent and active for as long as they possibly could.“They provide a service that doesn’t just help residents but their families as well,” he said.“Growing old is never easy, often compounded by the loss of mobility and the loss of loved ones and friends.“Retirement villages play a vital role in supporting residents physically and emotionally.”More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home2 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor8 hours ago Orianna Resort Group General Manager, Brett Robinson said Orianna lifestyle resorts provide a new environment where people at common stages in life come together and discover new friendships and opportunities to explore new adventures“While Orianna resorts do not offer units as such, our new two and three bedroom homes provide a comparable value offering for this mature generation seeking to consolidate their assets and free up their lifestyle,” Mr Robinson said.“Living in a lifestyle resort allows you to invest more in your lifestyle at your own pace.”Orianna’s Sandstone Point Sales Manager, Karen Lombe said Orianna Lifestyle Resorts would provide a new standard in resort-style community living for those looking to downsize ‘in style’. “Retirement villages play a vital role in supporting residents physically and emotionally” — Ken Morrison, chief executive, Property Council of Australia.RETIREMENT villages are growing in popularity with Australian villages now showing a 92 per cent occupancy rate according to new data.The 2016 PwC/Property Council Retirement Census of more than 53,000 retirement and independent living units across Australia showed strong rates of occupancy across the country.Property Council of Australia chief executive Ken Morrison said the research showed that retirement villages could extend the independence and quality of life of their residents.“The 2016 PwC/Property Council Retirement Census indicates retirement villages are growing in popularity and are an affordable downsizing proposition that provide real lifestyle and health benefits to residents,” Mr Morrison said.“According to the Retirement Census, the average two-bedroom unit is priced at 67 per cent of the median house price in the same postcode.“This enables older Australians to make the move while ensuring they also have cash on hand for their health and lifestyle needs.”last_img read more

TGS starts Timor-Leste 2D cubed seismic data project

first_imgThis project is fully supported by industry funding. TGS, in collaboration with the ANPM, has started a 2D cubed  seismic data project covering offshore Timor-Leste, in support of the country’s ongoing license round. The 2D data, from over 45 legacy vintages, covers the entire offshore area south of Timor-Leste where the 11 offshore blocks in the second license round are located. 2D cubed is a unique technology from TGS for generating a 3D seismic migration volume from a set of 2D and 3D seismic lines. The project combines all available open file and TGS multi-client data across an area of over 50,000 square kilometres and incorporating over 2,500 lines and existing 3D’s within the planned area.center_img Availability of the first deliverables is expected from July 2020, with final deliverables estimated around September 2020. Kristian Johansen, CEO at TGS, said: “By making our 2D cubed product available covering offshore Timor-Leste, we believe we are offering E&P players the most cost-effective de-risking tool to evaluate the available license round acreage on offer using a 3D seismic data volume. This will be key to companies seeking to develop opportunities to invest in the oil and gas potential of Timor-Leste in the coming years.” The volume can be used for regional interpretation and optimization of 2D survey designs and positioning. The very high density of the available 2D legacy data offshore Timor-Leste lends itself to maximizing the effectiveness of 2D cubed which also merges local 3D surveys, where available. last_img read more

DEXIA Strictly Local Christmas Village Presents Day Two

first_img Sharing is caring! 184 Views   no discussions Share Tweet Fatal error: Theme at could not load, check theme path.– / 12 Share Share BusinessLifestyleLocalNews DEXIA Strictly Local Christmas Village Presents Day Two by: – December 19, 2019 Today is Day Two of DEXIA’s Strictly Local Christmas Village.The Dominica Export Import Agency (DEXIA) is encouraging shoppers to support local during the holiday season and invites all to seek out their gifts and other needs at the 2nd annual Strictly Local Christmas Village shopping bazaar taking place at the Roseau Market from Wednesday 18 December to Friday 20 December 2019.Event Committee Chairperson and Head of DEXIA’s Export Promotion and Development Department, J. Lloyd Pascal states, “We want to impress on members of the public, that this is not an expo to just sample goodies. While there will be sampling, participants are primarily using this as an avenue to sell their products and services.”“It’s a great exchange, quality products at affordable prices and all locally made,” added Mr. Pascal.The event, spearheaded by DEXIA in collaboration with the Dominica Arts and Craft Producers Association (DACPA), the Dominica Health and Wellness Association (DHWA), the Dominica Manufacturers Association (DMA) and the Waitukubuli Artist Association (WAA) also aims to increase public awareness of local businesses and their products, as well as foster networking among members of the various associations.“It’s been a great experience working with the members of the various organizations to put this event together, says Artist Margaux LaRocque of WAA who each year, plays a key role in decorating the venue and who will also have art on sale at SLCV volume 2.The organizers are spearheading some new activities in this year’s event including an opening parade through the streets of Roseau and ending at the Roseau Market.There will also be a kids’ creative workspace where budding entrepreneurs will partake in upcycling projects to convert items for new uses such as pet beds from tyres, rugs from scraps of material and designing paper cards from old newspapers. There will also be face painting for the young shoppers.As was done last year, there will be special entertainment on all three days.On Wednesday there will be a poetry and prose segment spearheaded by members of WAA. Music will be the focus on Thursday with live performances from local musicians and students of the Pierre Charles Secondary School. On the final day, Friday December 20, models will rip the runway in outfits and accessories from vendors at the event.This final event is managed by Ruth Augustine of Dominica’s Next Super Model.Patrons can find literature from local writers, gift certificates for services such as massages, an array of food items produced from local ingredients with a special focus on Cassava by Sister Nats, punches, bath and body products, candles, jewelry, plants, paintings and many more items on sale at this year’s event.They can also enter into a raffle to win a basket of goodies from participants.A special prize will be awarded to the vendor with the best presentation (décor, creative). Last year’s winner was Ms. Dafrica Thomas of Nature’s Caress.Wednesday’s parade starts at 9am at the Botanic gardens. The bazaar opens from 10:00am to 6:00pm on all three days.last_img read more

St Kitts and Nevis ranked #3 of World’s Best Islands

first_img Sharing is caring! Tweet Share InternationalNewsPrintRegional St Kitts and Nevis ranked #3 of World’s Best Islands by: – May 11, 2012 11 Views   no discussionscenter_img Share BASSETERRE, St Kitts, Friday May 11, 2012 – St Kitts and Nevis has copped third spot on a list of the “10 Best Islands in the World” by US News & World Report. It was pipped to the post by The Maldives and Bora Bora, at numbers one and two, respectively.St Kitts and Nevis edged out such destinations as Seychelles, Fiji, the Cayman Islands, St Martin-St Maarten and the United States Virgin Islands.Illustrated by a shot of St Kitts’ Frigate Bay Beach, US News & World Report stated:“Why Go: It’s no wonder that these two islands attract celebs in droves. Who wouldn’t want to spend their vacation sprawled across golden-brown sands, exploring ancient fortresses, or noshing on fried conch? St Kitts & Nevis offer their visitors an authentic Caribbean experience, from the history exhibited at the Brimstone Hill Fortress, to the drinks served at the shack-like beach bars.And note that both islands boast spectacular shorelines, so you can’t go wrong with either.”Other pictures displayed included Brimstone Hill National Park, Frigate Bay, Frigate Bay Golf Course, Cottle Church, Pinney’s Beach and The Alexander Hamilton House.The publication allows people to vote whether or not the destination belongs on the list, which determines 50 percent of the ranking.Other islands listed, in descending order, were: Santorini, Seychelles, Fiji, Maui, Cayman Islands, St Martin –St Maarten and the United States Virgin Islands.US News & World Report is a weekly news magazine that provides readers with “news you can use”. Its website receives approximately two million viewers monthly.Caribbean News Now Sharelast_img read more

Thunder On The Hill special rumbles this weekend at Mayetta

first_imgMAYETTA, Kan. – Feature events for five IMCA divi­sions are on the schedule for both nights of Thunder Hill Speedway’s Friday and Saturday, Oct. 18-19 Thun­der On The Hill Special.IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modified features pay $2,000 to win, a mini­mum of $150 to start, and are qualifying events for the 2014 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot.IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods both run for $700 to win and a minimum of $100 to start. IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks run for $400 to win and $50 to start, Mach-1 Sport Compacts for $150 to win and $25 to start.Purses are based on minimum 20-car fields. Modifieds will start three-wide. An open practice will be held from 7-9 p.m. Thurs­day, Oct. 17. Pit passes are $10.Gates at Mayetta open at 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Drivers’ meetings are at 6:30 p.m. both nights with hot laps at 7 p.m. and racing to follow.Grandstand admission each night is $15 for adults and free for 12 and under. Pit passes are $30 a night or $55 for both Friday and Saturday. More information is available by calling 785 313-5140 or by emailing read more

3 things Mike Hopkins said at his Washington introductory press conference

first_img Published on March 22, 2017 at 7:02 pm Contact Connor: | @connorgrossman Facebook Twitter Google+ In his first official day as Washington’s head coach, Mike Hopkins was introduced at Alaska Airlines Arena on Wednesday afternoon. He offered his first public comments since stunning the Syracuse community, ending a 22-year run as an assistant coach to Jim Boeheim to take the Huskies job.Here are three things Hopkins said at his press conference.The Boeheim succession plan was still in placeWhen news leaked Sunday morning that Hopkins was leaving the Orange, one year removed from succeeding Boeheim as head coach, many assumed he left SU because Boeheim wouldn’t. But Hopkins debunked that belief on Wednesday, circling back around to the procedure that was laid out in March 2015.“The plan was intact,” Hopkins said. “Everything was going to be as it was stated multiple times.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“…(Boeheim) was disappointed (I was leaving), but when I talked to him about my visions and why … We were all good.”SU’s 41-year head coach indicated in a press conference on Monday that he “100 percent” intended to retire after this upcoming season. But after inking an undisclosed contract extension in response to the Hopkins move, we’ll never know for sure what would’ve happened. It was clear Hopkins still has great admiration for Boeheim as he choked up at the thought of his mentor, someone he considers a father-like figure.Washington checked the boxesHopkins made clear on Wednesday that he required a very specific criterion for any school that wanted to lure him away from the Orange: place, potential and people. In regards to place, Hopkins’ admitted he’s a west coast guy. Hailing from Southern California, the new Washington head coach was raised by parents from the Seattle area. It didn’t take much geographical convincing to get Hopkins to jump coasts.In terms of the Huskies’ potential, the Pacific-12 conference tugged at Hopkins. It doesn’t wield the number of high-powered teams the Atlantic Coast Conference does, but currently PAC 12 teams (Oregon, Arizona and UCLA) outnumber the remaining ACC teams (North Carolina) in the NCAA Tournament. Hopkins will have enough exposure to showcase a winning team once he has one.“If you can compete at the highest level of the PAC-12 conference,” Hopkins said, “you have a chance to win a national championship.”Given Hopkins’ affable personality, it’s difficult not to have a harmonious relationship with the bubbly 47-year-old. But the Huskies’ personnel situation seems especially appropriate for Hopkins. He’ll report directly to Jennifer Cohen, UW’s first-year athletic director who hired the first-year head coach. That was the third box for Hopkins to check, and clearly he did.Man-to-man or zone?There’s no greater hallmark of Boeheim’s coaching tenure than the zone defense. Given how much time Hopkins spent under his tutelage, it was only appropriate to ask the Huskies coach if he would import the defense he became so familiar with at Syracuse.“The zone is one of the greatest weapons of college basketball,” Hopkins said. “…It’s an incredible weapon. It’s won a lot of games for Syracuse.”Hopkins also saw first-hand how difficult the zone can be to grasp in a player’s first year. Andrew White, John Gillon, Tyus Battle and Taurean Thompson also struggled with it to varying degrees with the Orange this season. If Hopkins were to fully go zone next season at UW, a similar learning curve should be expected. That might have been enough to dissuade Hopkins from fully committing to that plan.“I believe in controlling tempo,” Hopkins said. “If a team plays fast we can slow you down. If a team plays slow, we can speed you up.“…I can tell you the zone will be utilized. It’s a heck of a weapon, but there’s going to be an unpredictable attack. I like being unpredictable, and sometimes the zone can be a little bit predictable.” Commentslast_img read more

Keane a concern for Scotland clash

first_imgRobbie Keane will be one of those monitored at training this morning , the striker is a slight concern with a groin injury.Manager Martin O’Neill has insisted that he won’t be rushed into finalising his team for the game, with key selection decisions yet to be made on the composition of his midfield and forward line.last_img

Republic to resume World Cup campaign against Georgia

first_imgAlso tonight in Group D, Austria will play host to Wales while Serbia travel to face Moldova.All three matches will kick-off at 7.45.Among tonight’s other World Cup Qualifiers, Group G heavy-weights Italy and Spain will clash in Turin.And Iceland will look to follow-up on their successful Euro2016 campaign when they host Scandinavian rivals Finland in Group I. The Gortnahoe man hasn’t found the net for club or country in 19 games but is expected to be in the Republic of Ireland starting XI for the Group D clash at the Aviva Stadium.Ireland drew 2-2 in their opening fixture with Serbia.The manager is confident that the Tipp man won’t let his barren spell get to him.last_img read more

Who will be Amel Tuka’s Opponents in the Semifinal Race at the Olympics?

first_imgThe best BH athlete Amel Tuka found out his opponents in the semi-final race in the 800 meters at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.Tuka is in the second semi-final group, and his opponents are Andreas Bube (Denmark), Rynardt van Rensburg (South Africa), Alfred Kipketer (Kenya), Boris Berian (USA), Brandon McBride (Canada), Mohammed Aman (Ethiopia) and Yassine Hethat (Algeria). Tuka will run in the eighth track.Two best placed competitors from the three semi-final groups and two additional athletes with the best time will qualify in the finals.From the competitors in the semifinal group, only Van Rensburg had a better time than Amel in the qualification race at the Olympics. Tuka finished the race with the time 1: 45.72, and South African competitor had the time 1: 45.67.When looking at the whole season, the best time of Amel Tuka in this season was 1: 45:23. Behind him are only Bube (1:46:21) and Rensburg (1:46:15), while all the others from semifinal group had better time this season. Also, Kipketer ran with a time of 1:43:73 this season, which is a great result. McBride was near that time (1:43:95). Next is Berian (1:44:20), than Mohammed Aman (1:44:70) and Hethat (1:45:00).When looking at the best results in the career, Amel Tuka is the best athlete in this group with the time 1:42:51, which he achieved last year in Monaco.Thus, Amel has the quality to qualify for the finals, but looking at this season, the task will not be easy since the competition is really tough.Semifinal is scheduled on Sunday morning between 3:08 am and 3:30 am.(Source: O. T./ read more