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Natural appeal as terraces embrace parkland setting

first_imgThe Sunland Group development adjoins a conservation corridor and park.The residences feature a mix of three-bedroom and three-bedroom-plus-study designs, with two bathrooms, guest powder room, generous living areas, and quality fittings and finishes. More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa19 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days agoThe first display home has opened. Prices start from $425,000.“The community adjoins an expansive conservation corridor which preserves the outlook of every home, and a large central park is in walking distance from every residence.” He said the collection was enhanced by entwined garden arbour settings.“Terrace homes combine the best of both worlds, offering the same space and contemporary design as freestanding homes, with the added benefits of enhanced privacy and well-maintained landscaping,” he said. center_img Arbour Residences is a collection of 113 contemporary terrace homes.ARBOUR Residences is a collection of 113 contemporary terrace homes, priced from $425,000.The first residences are due for completion in mid-2018.“Arbour Residences is already showing strong appeal to first-home buyers and families seeking to embrace the community’s wonderful parkland environment,” said Sunland Group managing director Sahba Abedian. last_img read more

Colorado Doctor Sounds Alarm on Marijuana Legalization

first_imgThe Washington Free Beacon 6 September 2019Family First Comment: The glittering image of post-legalization Colorado—with billions in tax revenue and a happy populace—runs up against the uncomfortable reality of poor regulation and patients dangerously misguided about the risks and benefits of marijuana use. “There are a whole host of us who are speaking out about it, and people need to start listening and looking to the future,” Randall said. “This is going to be a crisis with potential long-term consequences that will far outpace the opioid crisis, with lasting damages and lasting injuries, as well as a significant cost to the public.”Colorado’s experiment with marijuana legalization has been an epic disaster, according to one doctor seeing its effects on the front lines.Dr. Karen Randall, an emergency room physician certified in “cannabis science and medicine,” said the legalization of marijuana has damaged, rather than helped, her home state. Randall, who spoke alongside former White House drug czar John Walters at the right-leaning Hudson Institute on Friday, said the public is being misled about the effects of recreational marijuana.“I think the public needs to know that we are not okay,” Randall said. “The grand experiment is not going so well. I don’t think the public is hearing about this as they should be.”In 2012, Colorado and Washington become the first states in the nation to legalize marijuana for recreational use. The Centennial State is often pointed to as a success story with more than $1 billion in tax revenues generated since legalization. Eight more states followed in approving recreational use.While the country has plowed ahead with marijuana legalization, less attention has been paid to potential downsides of the weed market. Randall said legalization has brought with it high-potency dope: The average joint in Colorado, she says, now contains 20 milligrams of THC, 10 times as much as the average joint at Woodstock. Concentrated products, sometimes called “shatter,” can be up to 99 percent THC.“My fellow physicians don’t understand, they don’t understand the potency that we’re dealing with in Colorado at this point,” Randall said. “The potency has dramatically increased.”READ MORE: up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.last_img read more

Former AG calling for resignation of Skerrit

first_img Share Mr. Bernard Wiltshire. Photo credit: uwpdm.comUnited Workers Party candidate in the 2009 general elections Bernard Wiltshire is calling for the resignation of Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit.“It is just not acceptable to have a person as prime minister of a country against whom such serious allegations lie and for there to be no explanation from that prime minister,” he told a UWP meeting in Roseau this week.Wiltshire told the gathering that it is time Prime Minister Skerrit answers to the people.“We have to teach him that he will never become a dictator in Dominica. It seems to me that he is putting his trust in a few guys, dressed in green with guns…” he said.Wiltshire is also an attorney at law and a former attorney general.Dominica Vibes News Tweet Share 34 Views   one commentcenter_img LocalNews Former AG calling for resignation of Skerrit by: – June 2, 2011 Share Sharing is caring!last_img read more

Everton legend issues words of hope to fans on coronavirus

first_imgEverton great, Joseph Yobo, has issued a word of motivation to his fans as Covid-19 continues to wreak havoc across the globe. As such, the joint-most capped Nigeria international has offered a message of hope to calm his followers during self-isolation. “A gentle reminder that; the sun always shines after the storm. #Staysafe,” Yobo wrote on Instagram. After Imama Amapakabo was shown the exit door, the Nigeria Football Federation turned to the Toffees’ legend as Gernot Rohr’s assistant. Apart from the beautiful game, educational, religious, social, and economic activities and several other institutions have been put on hold as a precaution against the spread of the virus.Advertisement As a player, the 39-year-old graduated to the senior national team in 2001 after bursting into the limelight at the 1999 U20 Fifa World Cup staged in Nigeria.Read Also:Babayaro queries Yobo’s Super Eagles appointmentYobo, a veteran of six Africa Cup of Nations finals and three Fifa World Cups, went ahead to garner 101 caps for the three-time African champions before drawing the curtain on his international career in 2014.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Loading… Promoted Content7 Things That Actually Ruin Your PhoneThe Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love With8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthTarantino Wants To End His Career With This Movie?12 Countries Whose Technological Progress AmazesBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them10 Phones That Can Work For Weeks Without RechargingThe Best Cars Of All Time7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty PennyWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually TrueCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Waylast_img read more

St. Louis Catholic School establishes endowment fund

first_imgBatesville, In. —St. Louis Catholic School has served the City of Batesville since 1871 and continues to thrive today because of the Parents and Teachers who are dedicated to ensuring that Batesville has a quality private school option.  The SLS Parent Teacher Organization invested in the school’s future by establishing an endowment fund with the Ripley County Community Foundation, Inc.  The PTO chose the Community Foundation’s Annual Day of Giving to start their fund because they received a 50% match on their donation from Lilly Endowment Inc.’s GIFT VII matching funds program.The PTO supports St. Louis School’s mission by promoting cooperation between parents, faculty and the parish community.  Jill Weberding, President of St. Louis School PTO stated, “We wanted to start an endowment fund to enable contributions to benefit both current and future students at St. Louis School. The fund will ensure that we can provide various PTO services to our students such as enrichment programs, support for our fine arts programs, funding for clubs such as robotics, STEM supplies for the classroom, educational and interactive field trips, upgrades to playground equipment, support for our teachers, as well as scholarships to 8th graders continuing their Catholic education in high school. Our PTO provides supplemental funding for our school programs and students and this endowment fund will make sure that we can do that in a sustainable way.”“Understanding the mission and goals of the St. Louis PTO, the establishment of an endowment fund was the logical next step; it will ensure that St. Louis School will be vibrant and relevant for future generations. The Community Foundation is honored that it will be working with the St. Louis School PTO in creating academic opportunities for local students now and forever”, stated Amy Streator, Executive Director of the Ripley County Community Foundation, Inc.“This fund, and all of the funds administered by the community foundation, are always accepting donations. Anyone with a desire to support St. Louis School can donate to this fund and be confident that their donation will impact current and future SLS students,” Streator stated.  Streator further noted, “Gifts into endowment funds will be eligible for a match, thanks to Lilly Endowment Inc.’s GIFT VII initiative.” This matching opportunity has generated a great deal of interest and is available only while GIFT VII funds last.  Citizens and organizations can take advantage of this opportunity to start new funds or to grow the fund of their choice.  The Ripley County Community Foundation is located at 13 E. George Street, Suite B, Batesville, IN 47006, (812) 933-1098 and more information can be found at read more

Six arrested, charges filed in Westport stabbing

first_imgWestport, In. — A total of six people have now been arrested as a result of an investigation into a stabbing in Westport Tuesday.Here are the charges:Steven Smith, 39, of Westport, attempted murder and visiting a common nuisance.Israel Vinson, 27, Of Westport, possession of methamphetamine, maintaining a common nuisance, possession of marijuana and possession of paraphernalia.Marvin Murphy II, 41, of Greensburg, visiting a common nuisance.David Moffett, 50, of North Vernon, visiting a common nuisance.Joni Hermesh, 37, of Westport, visiting a common nuisance.Annette Brogan, 37, of Greensburg, visiting a common nuisance.Court documents say Smith stabbed a victim at least three times. The victim thwarted the attack by hitting Smith in the side of the head with a nearby pipe.Both Smith and the victim were treated for injuries.The incident led to a lockdown at South Decatur High School and Elementary schools. Sheriff Durant praised the efforts of police in Westport, Indiana State Police, Westport Fire Department and school officials.This is an ongoing investigation.last_img read more

BHS Senior Erin Batta named 2020 Indiana Academic All-Star

first_imgBatesville, IN—Forty high school seniors from throughout Indiana have been named 2020 Indiana Academic All-Stars, a program of the Indiana Association of School Principals (IASP). In addition, 50 other students were recognized as Academic All-Star Regional Honorees. The students were selected from a field of 280 outstanding nominees from the state’s private and public accredited schools. Erin Batta, a senior at Batesville Community School Corporation was named as a recipient.  Erin is the daughter of Mr. Nick and Faith Batta.Academic All-Star distinction recognizes seniors who excel in the classroom first and foremost, but who also are actively involved in their schools and communities, and take on leadership roles in those activities. The program is produced by the Indiana Association of School Principals, with support provided by DePauw University, Indiana University Bloomington, and Purdue University, along with corporate partner Herff Jones.last_img read more

Men’s hockey: Here are all the Badgers currently playing in the 2017 NHL Playoffs

first_imgWith the NHL Playoffs beginning last weekend, it can be hard to know who to root for.Maybe your team didn’t make it, or maybe you’ve never watched hockey before.Either way, here are some former University of Wisconsin men’s hockey players you can cheer for who are currently competing in the 2017 NHL Playoffs.Badgers leading Team USA into 2016 World Cup of HockeyThe 2016 World Cup of Hockey, a.k.a. the NHL’s response to the International Olympic Committee’s banning NHL players from the 2018 Winter Read…Jake Gardiner, D, Toronto Maple LeafsJake Gardiner played for UW from 2008-11 alongside current assistant head coach Mark Osiecki and fellow NHL defensemen Ryan McDonagh. The Maple Leafs are tied up with the Washington Capitals at 2-2.Courtesy of wikipedia commonsRyan Suter, D, Minnesota WildRyan Suter has been gaining quite the name for himself since leaving Wisconsin back in 2004. Suter has made a grand total of 10 playoff appearances, and is becoming one of the best defensemen in the league. The Wild sit down 0-3 to their Central Division foes the St. Louis Blues this playoff season.Courtesy of Wikipedia CommonsRyan McDonagh, D, New York RangersThe current captain of the Rangers spent a grand total of three years with Wisconsin back in 2007. The Minnesota native has currently obtained 42 points (six goals, 36 assists) so far this season. The Rangers are hoping to knock out the Montreal Canadians during the first round of the playoffs, sitting at a 2-2 tie.Courtesy of Wikipedia CommonsCraig Smith, D, Nashville PredatorsA native to Madison and a Badger from 2009-11, Craig Smith is one of the more recent Badgers to join the NHL. Smith left college after two years to join the Predators organization, and has been playing for Nashville ever since. Smith and the Predators are up 3-2 on the Chicago Blackhawks in the first round.Courtesy of Wikipedia CommonsBrian Elliott, G, Calgary FlamesBrian Elliott is a two-time all-star in the NHL with some serious skill. Elliott helped UW earn their sixth national title back in 2006. Since his time at UW, Elliott has played with the Ottawa Senators, the Colorado Avalanche and the St. Louis Blues. Elliott and the Flames are currently down 0-3 to the Anaheim Ducks for one of two Pacific Division spots.Courtesy of Wikipedia CommonsJustin Schultz, D, Pittsburg PenguinsBig things have happened since Justin Schultz left Wisconsin in 2012. For starters, Schultz took quite the risk and deferred his last year of eligibility with the Badgers to become a free agent. That risk paid off because in 2015 Schultz was traded to the Pittsburg Penguins, who would win the Stanley Cup later that year. Shultz and the Penguins continue to defend their Stanley Cup reign, starting with the Columbus Blue Jackets and up 3-1.Courtesy of Wikipedia CommonsBrendan Smith, D, New York RangersThis Canadian native has been making waves since leaving the Badgers in 2010. Originally a player for the Detroit Red Wings, Brendan Smith was traded to the Rangers in 2014, where he would join former teammate Ryan McDonagh. The two Wisconsin alums will help defend the Rangers blue line against the Canadians.Courtesy of Wikipedia CommonsCorcoran: Wisconsin hockey has far-reaching influenceAround this time of year, as the playoffs begin for the NBA and NHL, the age-old debate of which postseason Read…Kyle Turris, C, Ottawa SenatorsEven though Kyle Turris spent one year with the Badgers, he still managed to net an impressive 35 points (11 goals, 24 assists). Turris spent some time with the Arizona Coyotes (formerly the Phoenix Coyotes) before heading to Ottawa. Turris and the Senators lead the Boston Bruins 2-1 in the first round of the playoffs this year.Courtesy of Wikipedia CommonsJoe Pavelski, C, San Jose SharksJoe Pavelski has probably been one of the most successful products of Wisconsin men’s hockey. Not only did he help the Badgers win a national championship back in 2006, he has since gone on to win an Olympic silver medal and helped lead the Sharks to their first Stanley Cup final in 2016. Pavelski begins this playoff season, tied 2-2 with the Sharks against the Edmonton Oilers.Courtesy of Wikipedia CommonsDerek Stepan, C, New York RangersDerek Stepan is the third former Badger/current Ranger on this list. Stepan played for Wisconsin from 2008-10 before leaving to join McDonagh and B. Smith in New York. In the six playoff seasons he has been in since joining the Rangers, Stepan has managed to score 43 points (17 goals, 26 assists) for New York. Alongside his fellow Wisconsinites, Stepan looks to continue to add to those totals against the Montreal Canadiens.Courtesy of Wikipedia Commonslast_img read more

Men’s Hockey: Making case to keep Head Coach Tony Granato

first_imgThis winter, Badger basketball and hockey fans have been given much to gripe about — two teams that underperformed with large expectations.Traditionally, when a team underperforms, fans point their fingers to the coach and in both cases, they may have an argument.For the basketball team, their recent success has jolted Badger fans’ views of Head Coach Greg Gard and flipped them upside down. Gard went from a coach who couldn’t recruit in-state players to the “silent assassin,” written on shirts worn by players and now being sold to fans.For the hockey team, however, their continued lack of success has caused the feelings of fans toward Head Coach Tony Granato to get worse.Men’s Hockey: Badgers capture key sweep of No. 9 Arizona State in final home series of seasonThe University of Wisconsin men’s hockey team (13-18-1, 6-15-1-1 Big Ten) took on the Arizona State University Sun Devils (22-11-3) Read…University of Wisconsin alumni and father of four, Coach Granato played in the NHL for 13 years before going on to coach an additional 13 years in the league.Finishing his collegiate career fourth all-time for the Badgers in points scored with 220 points, Granato was drafted as the 120th pick in the sixth round by the New York Rangers and posted four 30-goal seasons. Granato was also chosen for the 1988-89 NHL Rookie Team, as he set a franchise record for a rookie with 36 goals. After playing for multiple teams and sustaining the typical veteran injuries, Granato retired in 2001 and became a coach immediately.Owning a 102-78-17 coaching record as a coach for the Colorado Avalanche and owning a winning record as a head or assistant coach for 12 of his 13 years coaching in the league, Granato became the UW men’s hockey coach prior to the 2016-17 season and has remained in the position ever since.In his first year as the Badger head coach, Granato finished his degree earning a bachelor’s degree in human development and family studies.Men’s Hockey: Experience gained this season cannot be overlookedGoing into the 2019-2020 season, the University of Wisconsin men’s hockey team (10-17-1, 5-14-1-1 Big Ten) faced high expectations from Read…Across just over three seasons, Granato is 61-70-11 including an impressive 20-15-1 record in his first season. With tall highs and even lower lows, Badger fans have built a distrust in the coaching methods of Granato, so much so that over the past few months, a light chatter has been made about whether Granato should remain the Badgers’ head coach following what has been an extremely disappointing season.Coming off a 14-18-5 season last year, Badger fans looked hopeful due to the strong freshman core, including NHL Draft picks in No. 5 Alex Turcotte and No. 15 Cole Caufield.Led by Turcotte and Caufield, in addition to fellow draftees in Ryder Donovan, a fourth-round selection to Las Vegas Golden Knights, and Owen Lindmark, drafted in the fifth round by the Florida Panthers, the 2019-20 Badger hockey team looked to take the next step and return to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since the 2013-14 season.After a hot start, the Badgers struggled to stay consistent and the frustration of fans grew. While several players have had terrific individual seasons, the consistency has never been there for this squad and lots of blame is thrown on the coach.Whether deserving or not, Granato has received lots of criticism about how he lacks the ability to light the fire under his team and get them playing at the level every expert thought they would.Currently sitting in last place in the Big Ten with a 13-18-1 overall record (6-15-1-1 Big Ten), it is easy to look at the record and think this was yet another waste of a season. But, with the recent hot streak the Badgers are on, it may be time to stop the talk of firing Granato.Men’s Hockey: Yet another split series for Badgers vs No. 11 Penn StateThe University of Wisconsin men’s hockey team (11-18-1, 6-15-1-1 Big Ten) took on the No. 11 Nittany Lions of Pennsylvania Read…By winning three of four games prior to their weekend series with The Ohio State University, the Badgers seem to have found their stride and may be able to turn a lost season into a deep run in the Big Ten Conference Tournament.This year’s Badger team has proven themselves through small bits and pieces against top-level talent in arguably the best conference in men’s college hockey. The Big Ten this season is the home to three top-20 programs in the nation and is also home to three other teams who received votes to be ranked within the top 20 as well.In a deep conference mixed with some unfortunate injuries to crucial players, Granato should not be fired following the 2019-20 campaign. Should he be on the hot seat? One could argue he should be following what will now be his third consecutive losing season at the helm, and I would agree. What I will not agree on, however, is that he should be fired without being given a chance to see if he can continue to develop the young core.A life-long Badger deeply rooted in the city and culture of the school, Granato has earned at least one more season to lead the team. If things start to go further downhill next season, then I can understand a possible change in coaching. But, hopefully this team will carry the momentum from the end of this season into next season, making the Badgers a team to look out for next year.last_img read more

AUDIO: McGeever says Tipp Minors hungry to win Munster crown

first_imgTipp will meet the reigning Munster and All-Ireland champions on July 5th in the provincial final. The Premier County overcame near neighbours Clare by the narrowest margins after three late Tipp points saw them run out winners in Semple Stadium on a scoreline of 16 points to the Banner’s 2-9.In a repeat of last year’s semi-final McGeever’s men will take on a Kerry side pushing for their third title in a row. He says high standards in Tipperary football means the players will be hungry to win their first championship since 2012. last_img read more