NEW DEVELOPMENT: Construction has started on one of Coorparoo’s newest townhouse developments — Kirkland Residences.Promoting an independent lifestyle, developer Tom Gray’s latest Coorparoo project, Kirkland Residences, has been designed to reduce ongoing costs and maintenance. He said the design intent was to create large townhouse residences that delivered a real house alternative in a blue-chip location. ”Each individual residence has been designed to maximise the individual lot and create privacy,” he said.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus14 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market14 hours ago“No two residences are the same, in terms of the floor plan and exclusive use area package.“Provision for lifts to enable the extension of transition from downsizing well into retirement.” He said other features included side-by-side, double garaging and an extensive “home-sized” kitchen. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:30Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:30 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p288p288p180p180pAutoA, 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 Rate1xFullscreen3 steps to creating a duplex01:30 Kirkland Residences is closely located to Coorparoo Square, which has a Dendy Cinema, ALDI and extensive dining precinct. Plus there are supermarkets, the eastern busway, with easy access to the University of Queensland, as well as a range of private and state schools.Construction has started with completion anticipated in December, with residents moving in at this time. Brisbane home values keep rising >>FOLLOW EMILY BLACK ON FACEBOOK<< Cornerstone Living’s next phase Completion is anticipated for December 2019, with residents moving in at this time.Mr Lawrence said there had already been an overwhelming demand from owner residents.“(It’s) very popular with the downsizer, as they’re not sacrificing the comforts of the family home to move to an easy maintenance home,” he said. “Several designs feature either butler’s pantry or a second living space.“Kirkland has also be popular with first home buying professional couples wanting to maximise their lifestyle in an easy to maintain property.” LNP star keeps foot in old electorate The design intent was to create generous-sized townhouses as a real house alternative in a blue chip location.“This also reduces the ongoing body corporate levies, from only $35 a week, required to maintain communal spaces — important to downsizers transitioning from a family home.”Mr Lawrence said the developer was responsible for many townhouse projects throughout Brisbane’s inner eastern suburbs since his first project in Rutland St, Coorparoo, in 2012.“He (Tom Gray) has completed six projects since then from Morningside to Mount Gravatt East,” he said.“Tom has continued to recognise the market demand over the past six years in Brisbane’s inner east for well designed townhouses that will appeal to owner-occupiers, especially first home buyers, professional couples and singles and downsizers.” RELATED: MORE: Marketing agent, Position Property principal Richard Lawrence, said the project was intentionally designed without communal facilities.“Each individual residence has been created to ensure leisure and entertaining space is maximised and independent,” he said.
March only lasts for three more days, but the Madness isn’t over yet as the Final Four tips off Saturday night.With two of Wisconsin’s opponents this season, Oklahoma and Syracuse, still in the running for the national championship, it’s interesting to look back on the development of each team since the last Badgers saw them.Oklahoma and Wisconsin squared off Nov. 29 in Norman, Oklahoma in front of a crowd of just under 9,000 people. The Badgers, 5-2 at that point, were vulnerable and a prime target for the undefeated No. 7 Sooners.Despite having Buddy Hield, a finalist for the Wooden Award, at their disposal, Oklahoma had to rely on the play of other starters and 13 points from the bench to put Wisconsin away. But don’t be fooled — the Badgers were never in the game.Oklahoma demolished Wisconsin’s interior defense, scoring 34 points in the paint compared to Wisconsin’s 10. Hield was held to just 12 points and 5-16 shooting on the night, but his baskets showed all that was wrong with the Badgers’ defense.Hield punished Wisconsin’s lax transition play with his breakout speed and gained inside position numerous times against defenders on fastbreaks. But aside from Zak Showalter and maybe Nigel Hayes, no one on Wisconsin’s roster is a standout defender.The senior put up 46 points in an overtime loss to Kansas, but struggled against Villanova earlier in the season, scoring 18 and going 6-17. Now with Oklahoma set to face Villanova in the Final Four, there is no doubt that Hield will be the focus of the Wildcats’ defensive efforts.But from what Hield has shown this season is that even on an off night, it’s not about if you can stop him, but how much you can limit him too.Immediately following what amounted to a 65-48 loss to the Sooners, Wisconsin then traveled to Syracuse to face the No. 14 Orange.With their backs against the wall, Wisconsin surprised the nation by taking down not only an undefeated, ranked opponent, but they did it on the road as well.In their 66-58 overtime victory, the Badgers broke down the famed Syracuse 2-3 zone behind the play of Ethan Happ and his 18 points.Syracuse shot just 35.7 percent on the night and struggled from behind the three-point line. They continued to stick to outside shooting despite their struggles, scoring only 14 points in the paint and were unable to rebound — allowing the Badgers 18 second chance points.The stat line should have been an alarm for what was to come for the Orange, who would go on a four-game losing streak in the middle of the season and then lose five of their last six games before the NCAA Tournament. They would, however, still squeak into the tournament as a 10-seed before embarking on an improbable Final Four run.Michael Gbinije and Malachi Richardson, while never posting fantastic scoring numbers over long stretches, have been a large part of the Orange’s success in the tournament.But what they showed against Wisconsin holds true of what they’ve done in the tournament thus far, neither are consistently efficient scorers.Gbinije, who had 19 points and went 7-16 against the Badgers, has shot over 40 percent in only one game of the tournament thus far — a 10-14 outing against Middle Tennessee State.While Richardson scored only 8 points and shot 3-11 against Wisconsin, he carried Syracuse’s comeback victory against Virginia with 23 points on a 6-16 night. But he too has only hit over 40 percent shooting in a single game. Against No. 1 seed North Carolina on Saturday, the two will need to buckle down.From the Badgers’ perspective though, they will only be thinking of how they were only two games away from it being them, not North Carolina, to face a familiar opponent. read more
DES MOINES — Governor Kim Reynolds says more than 30 people applied to be the new leader of the Iowa Department of Human Services — and a Texan “rose to the top.”November 1st will be Kelly Kennedy Garcia’s first day as Iowa DHS director. She’s worked in the Texas Health and Human Services Commission since 2013 and is currently a top deputy in the agency.“She’s in charge of about 700 employees, had a budget of about $1.4 billion, which is close to what we have in the State of Iowa,” Reynolds told reporters Thursday afternoon, “so she kind of brings a lot of experience to the table.”Garcia also worked on a Texas commission that lists state agencies and programs for lawmakers to consider modifying or closing.“She’s known for really her organizational skills, for looking for ways to bring efficiency to the department,” Reynolds said during a news conference in her statehouse office “She’s worked on policy, so she just hit on a lot of the areas that I think will be really advantageous for the department.”Reynolds has said she wants the agency to move in a different direction.“The agency’s not where we want it to be,” Reynolds said. “I think there’s things that we can do better.”As for what those things may be, Reynolds told reporters she’s not going to “micromanage” Garcia or any of her agency leaders.“You set the vision, the big picture, kind of what the goal is, you articulate that vision to very talented people that you bring on board,” Reynolds said, “that you believe can go out there and execute.”Garcia must win a confirmation vote in the Iowa Senate next year to keep the job. Reynolds has approved a one-time, $50,000 signing bonus for Garcia. Garcia’s state salary will be about $154,000 — roughly $40,000 less than her Texas salary.“So I think that…says a lot about her,” Reynolds told reporters. “She was really excited about coming…This is a great move for her. It’s a great opportunity for her to go to the next level.”In late June, Governor Kim Reynolds’ chief of staff asked DHS director Jerry Foxhoven to resign. Foxhoven has filed a $2 million wrongful termination lawsuit against Reynolds, two of the governor’s aides and the State of Iowa. read more
Pledging continuous support for development of the rodeo and facilities associated with its staging, the Government of Guyana, represented by State Minister Joseph Harmon and Vice President and Minister of Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs, Sydney Allicock, on Saturday handed over million to the Rupununi Rodeo Committee.And Harmon, addressing the opening of the Annual Rupununi Ranchers Easter Rodeo at Lethem, declared the event one of great significance, not only to theState Minister Joseph Harmon and Vice President Sydney Allicock presenting the cheque to Executive Member of the Rupununi Rodeo Committee, Rebecca Fariaresidents of that region, but to the country as a whole.Noting that the event is one which attracts hundreds from across the country, the continent of South America and further afield, Harmon said Government is committed to ensuring that the Rodeo Committee is supported in its expansion and improvement efforts.Announcing that Government would be working with the Guyana Lands and Surveys Commission (GLSC) and the Rodeo Committee to earmark more space to accommodate the event, Harmon declared: “This event has grown to international stature, with persons coming from Suriname and French Guiana to be a part of what is happening here. What we would like to assure you is that the administration of [President] Granger gives full support to the development of these activities.“I want to assure you that we are having discussions with a view to ensuring that more land is provided so that we can have a bigger venue and we can have international standards here at this rodeo. When we celebrate rodeo, we celebrate the life that is Guyana — the life of the Rupununi. The hinterland, of which the Rupununi is a part, is a part of our fabric, and we want to ensure that every portion of that fabric is well stitched and mended together,” Harmon said.Minister Allicock, in brief remarks, echoed similar sentiments as Minister Harmon’s. He noted that the event has now become a significant calendar activity and provides the ideal opportunity to showcase the talents of the vaqueros in theOne of the young cowgirls showing the audience her horse riding skills in the ring at the Rupununi Rodeoregion.“This is our life; this is us. We are the Rupununi. We are the riders, we are the performers, and I am so happy to see this here today. You can be assured that we are going to continue giving you our support as we seek to create the good life for all,” he assured.Lethem Mayor Carlton Beckles said the event has grown significantly over the years, and with added support from Government, is expected to achieve further growth. “I am proud that we are hosting Rodeo this year with Lethem being a township. Lethem is the home to Rodeo, and we will continue to be a part of this rodeo. This rodeo can only get better in the coming years,” he said. The event kicks off on the Saturday before Easter each year, and continues until Easter Monday, with daytime activities like wild bull riding, horse racing, wild cow milking, wild horse riding, a female barrel race and steer roping among other exhilarating events. In recent times, a Miss Rupununi Rodeo beauty pageant has been added, featuring beauties from the Region and from neighbouring Brazil. read more