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It’s been less than two months since construction began on Sea Palm Beach, but already its developer BluePoint Property has reported the 13-storey building is 65 per cent sold.High-rise developments can be tricky in some local communities — not so in the Gold Coast suburb of Palm Beach. Thousands fall for tiny home scam Sea Palm Beach.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus15 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market15 hours ago“They know the site, they know the locational attributes.“They walked in off the street and said they would love to buy one.” It’s been less than two months since construction began on Sea Palm Beach, but already its developer BluePoint Property has reported the 13-storey building is at least 65 per cent sold. MORE: Locals love off-grid opulence The proposed recreation area at Sea Palm Beach.BluePoint’s co-founder and director Marcus Dore said the development worked by ignoring the “common sense’’ of experts and instead tailoring itself to the needs of local downsizers.“The most common buyer is a local person, a local downsizer,” Mr Dore said. The ocean view on offer at Sea Palm Beach.He said the initial planning of the local area made it apparent for the need of dual parking.“It was pretty obvious that carparking is at a premium, and most of the people who we knew were going to buy were downsizing but generally everyone still has two cars.” The proposed street view of Sea Palm Beach.“The irony is that all the people who live on Palm Beach or the southern end of the Gold Coast, a lot of them have gravitated to the ones that face south.” How much would you pay for a shed? An artist’s impression of the kitchen space.Another difference is the views, with apartments facing north or south instead of facing the ocean or the Gold Coast hinterland. RELATED: “When we were originally planning the project, we had all these experts telling us that the north-facing ones would be most popular,” Mr Dore said. >>FOLLOW THE COURIER-MAIL REAL ESTATE TEAM ON FACEBOOK<< While Mr Dore said many locals loved Palm Beach for its convenience, with everything from shops to cafes to the beach within walking distance, he said an important point-of-difference for Sea Palm Beach was two parking bays for two-bedroom apartments.
753 Views no discussions Share EducationHealthLifestyleLocalNewsRegionalTertiary 14 more Dominicans awarded Cuban scholarships by: – July 13, 2018 Sharing is caring! Tweet Some of the fourteen Cuban Scholarship recipientsFourteen (14) more Dominicans have been awarded scholarships from the Cuban Government to pursue tertiary education as part of the Cuban Scholarship Program which has been in existence for over thirty-nine years.Eight of them; Kelsey Joseph, Jovina Lawrence, Lou Ann Lawrence, Sherniah Mills, Raquel Mills, Jessica Riviere, Krystal Williams and Jerome Auguiste will pursue undergraduate studies in medicine, Tawiah Hunter will study Stomatology.Jefferson Garraway and Yoland Prosper will pursue Post Graduate degrees in Medicine.Three of the other recipients will be engaged in Higher Education; Lucci-Ann Thomas and Joselle Casey will study Building and Civil Engineering and Walter Greenaway Jr. Computer Science.The fourteen students were presented with their scholarship documents during a ceremony at the Cuban Embassy in Morne Daniel on Friday 13 July 2018 from Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education and Human Resource, Chandler Hyacinth, in the presence of the Cuban Ambassador to Dominica, Juan Carlos Frometa de la Rosa.The medical degree students are expected to leave island between by 25 July 2018 while the other recipients will leave in September 2018.Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education and Human Resource Development, Chandler Hyacinth and Cuban Ambassador to Dominica Juan Carlos Frometa de la Rosa“We are pleased to have received training not just in medicine, but also in other areas of higher education. In selecting the candidates we were looking at areas that will assist us in our rebuilding efforts,” Mrs. Hyacinth stated.She described the selection process as a “task” considering that there were forty-five (45) applications.“We expect you to do well, we expect you to work with the authorities, we expect you to work with the Dominican representative, and we expect you to, and want you to do, your best,” she noted.Mrs. Hyacinth further urged the parents to give the students “all the support that they require so they can do well” and to “stay in touch with them, give them he support that is needed”.The Ministry, she added, will also support the students “but sometimes the parental support is worth much more”.Tawiah Hunter, in an interview with Dominica Vibes after receiving the scholarship award, stated that she “is elated that the government saw something in me to give me a chance to go ahead with something I have always wanted to do”.Jessica Riviere was also happy with her selection noting that the financial cost of pursuing tertiary education away from home was a hindrance.“I am getting to study medicine, which is something I have always wanted to do. I also get to learn a new language, experience a new culture so it’s a really good feeling,” Riviere said.Lucci-Ann Thomas described the opportunity as an honor, adding that she “is glad to have received the opportunity to further my studies, so thank you”.Jerome Auguiste was also very pleased with his selection, adding that while he expects the work to be hard, said with his “determination and motivation, and a set goal I will be successful.”In June 2017, thirteen Dominicans were awarded scholarships to pursue higher education and post graduate studies in Cuba.– / 12 Share Share
NewsRegional Grenada accedes to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court by: – August 24, 2011 Share Sharing is caring! Share 15 Views no discussions Tweet Share In photo: The International Criminal Court. Photo credit: iccnow.orgTHE HAGUE — The International Criminal Court (ICC) on Tuesday welcomed Grenada as a new state party to the Rome Statute, the treaty that established the tribunal, three months after the Caribbean nation deposited its instrument of accession to the accord, becoming the 115th signatory.The statute took effect in Grenada on 1 August, the ICC said in a statement issued after the president of the court, Sang-Hyun Song, presented the ambassador of Grenada, Stephen Fletcher, with a special edition of the Rome Statute in The Hague, where the court is based.“Each state that joins the ICC sends out a powerful message that it does not tolerate genocide, crimes against humanity or the other atrocious offences listed in the statute, and it will not provide refuge to those suspected of such crimes,” said Song.The vice-president of the Assembly of States Parties and ambassador of Mexico, Jorge Lomónaco, placed the occasion in Grenada’s historical context.“After 300 years as a colony, an overthrow of the government, an invasion in the mid-’80s and a full restoration of democracy to follow, Grenada has come out as a strong and independent State of the Caribbean Community.” That community, he added, is strongly committed to “combating impunity and bringing justice to victims.”Established by the Rome Statute of 1998, the ICC can try cases involving individuals charged with war crimes committed since July 2002. The Security Council, the ICC prosecutor or a state party to the court can initiate any proceedings, and the ICC only acts when countries themselves are unwilling or unable to investigate or prosecute.Caribbean News Now
By Jerry MackeyFARLEY, Iowa (Aug. 26) – Casey’s General Stores presented the season championship races Friday at the Farley Speedway with Out-Pace Racing Products IMCA Late Models headlining the night’s racing action.The feature was red flagged following an incident in turn two that saw the cars of Ben Seemann and Becky Roth tip over. Seemann rode out a double flip while Roth came to rest on the side with all four wheels off the ground. Both drivers were OK.When the race took the green on the restart, the race went caution-free to the checkered flag. Andy Eckrich took over the top spot from Kip Siems as the race closed in on the 10-lap mark. Eckrich went on to record the win with Ryan Dolan and Jeff Aikey taking second and third.Eckrich stated in victory lane, “We came up here tonight to try some changes for the Yankee. The Yankee is very special to the Eckrich family and we are coming after the win this week.”The GSI Collision Specialists IMCA Modified feature event was packed with racing excitement, much of which was provided by Jeff Larson. Larson was shaking down a new car for Ken Kostenbader and the shake down proved to be a great one as Larson scored the 20-lap win.Larson advanced from the fifth row and fought off several late-race challenges from Mark Schulte. Jed Freiburger ran a strong third.The GSI Collision Specialists IMCA Northern SportMod feature win and went to Tyler Soppe. Soppe took the checkers ahead of Troy Bauer and Justin Becker.The 39th annual Yankee Dirt Track Classic presented by Casey’s General Store will get underway on Wednesday, Aug. 31 and run through Saturday, Sept. 3 with the Saturday night show headlined by the 100-lap main event for Deery Brothers Summer Series IMCA Late Models.
LUXEMBURG, Wis. – Several restored and replica race cars will be on display under the grandstand as part of Luxemburg Speedway’s Life In The Past Lane throwback night presented by Augie’s Bar and Grill on Friday, June 3.The night will already be special as the 2016 class of Hall of Fame inductees will be honored during a ceremony at intermission. They are former IMCA national and track Stock Car champion John Gregorich of Kewaunee and Luxemburg residents Roy Ihlenfeldt (former street stock champion and IMCA Modified driver) and former driver and head groundskeeper at the Kewaunee County Fairgrounds Jerry Jonet.To add to the nostalgic buzz a number of restored racers will be on display. They include:Jonet’s own no. 13 1973 Ford Mustang, in the same condition as when it ran its last race at the third-mile, clay oval in 1978.Bucky Wagner’s no. 40 1933 Plymouth Coupe. The car is now owned by Gregg Herrmann.Gene Coleman’s restored no. 40 modified, a car that raced at Luxemburg in the mid-1970’s. The car is now owned by Mike Allard.Ken Markwardt’s restored no. 5 1961 Oldsmobile modified. The car is now owned by Brian Titel.Red BeDell’s replica no. 3 Ford Thunderbird Convertible. The car is owned by Bob Schampers.Al Snellenberger’s replica no. 00 coupe. The car is owned by Bob Schampers.George Giesen’s no. 7 Plymouth Coupe. The car is owned and maintained by Giesen and Bill Foth.Several former drivers will be on hand and some of those who were featured in local author Joe Verdegan’s book “Life In The Past Lane – a history of stock car racing in Northeast Wisconsin from 1950 to 1980.” They will be signing copies of the book which will be on sale.The book signing will take place under the grandstand from 5-7 p.m.A post race party will be held after the races at Augie’s Bar and Grill. The tavern is owned by former local racer Augie Derenne.In addition, Life In The Past Lane night will feature the solo appearance of the dirt late models at the track in 2016. Tom Wagner of Sturgeon Bay will call the action over the P.A. beginning at 7 p.m.To go along with the throwback theme for the night will be slashed admission prices as $5 adult admission will be charged. Seniors will pay $4, with $3 for teenagers and kids 12 and under are free with a paid adult.“We’re looking to pack the stands that night and make it extra fun for everyone,” said promoter Eric Mahlik. “To throw in the fact you can catch a late model show for a mere $5, that’s a pretty good bargain for the fans.”
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Heightened anxiety prompted by the coronavirus this month have prompted a rush to gun stores and a big jump in background checks in Florida.“I think crazy describes it pretty well,” said Alex Shkop, owner of Guns & Range Training Center in West Palm Beach. “Most of the stores don’t have anything left to sell…we’ve been depleting our inventory significantly faster than we can replenish it.” Contact 5 compiled some numbers on the recent surge. Stats from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement show a whopping 13,192 background checks were performed in the state of Florida on Friday March 20, making it the single highest performing day for background checks since Jan. 1, 2012.From January 2019 to March 2019 there were 243,994 background checks in Florida. This year, from January to March, there have been 295,498 background checks.“I think this is a wave of first-time buyers. I’m guesstimating, but I would say close to 75 to 80 percent of people were first time buyers,” Shkop told Contact 5 investigator Merris Badcock. “They have never seen a gun. They have never held a gun.”Contact 5 found plenty of first-time gun purchasers standing in line outside Sharp Shooter in West Palm Beach. “This is my very first time, ever in my life,” said Mark Johnson, an orange bandana tied around his face. “If it gets really bad and someone just decides to intrude where I live, I have a wife I love. I have four daughters I love, and they are beautiful. It only makes sense to have some protection.“If you don’t like guns, rethink it like I did. If you’re ignorant about guns and gun laws, read about them. It just might change your thinking, because I learned a lot in the last two days,” Johnson told Contact 5.Johnson joins other “doomsday preppers” who worry what might happen if law enforcement agencies lost patrols to coronavirus, or failed to keep up with a potential increase in crime should the economy tank.March 2020 had the highest average number of daily background checks since 2012 in Florida, with 5,555 on average each day. March 2020 also came in third for the highest number of total background checks in the time frame reviewed by our Contact 5 investigators. December 2015 was the highest and December 2012 was the second highest month for background checks.“I think it’s our primal instinct of survival. From toilet paper to guns: I think people feel they need to do something. I think it is a little bit of an overreaction, but at the same time it makes people feel better that they’ve done something,” said Shkop.Beaches and golf courses to remain open in Palm Beach County
USC’s only winter Olympian in the Sochi games missed her chance to earn a medal on Saturday. Jung-Hwa Seo, a moguls freestyle skier from South Korea who according to her Facebook page is set to graduate from USC in 2014, finished No. 14 in the qualifying run for the women’s mogul event on Saturday.24-year-old Seo almost missed the qualifying round after a bad fall during a practice run on Friday. The Korea Times reported that Seo fell while practicing at Sochi’s Rosa Khutor Extreme Park and suffered “concussion-like symptoms.”After putting Seo through several medical tests at a local hospital, doctors cleared her to compete just hours before Saturday’s event.“She suffered a light bruise to her cervical vertebrae,” an official from the Korea Ski Federation told the Korea Times. “However, the injury isn’t severe and she will be able to compete on Saturday.”Seo’s efforts were not enough to get her a medal, as only the top 10 skiers advanced to the next round. Seo finished outside of the top 10, at 14th in the qualifier and 24th overall with a score of 14.16.Seo also competed in the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver, where she similarly failed to make it past the qualifying round.In Seo’s event, Canadian skier Justine Dufour-Lapointe took home the gold, with sister Chloe winning silver and American Hannah Kearney securing the bronze.Following her event, Seo posted a message on Facebook.“The result is not [what] I was hoping for [over the] last few years but I am satisfied … that I tried and pushed myself … until the end … Thank you [to] everyone who helped me,” Seo wrote on her profile.Though the university has more Olympians, medalists and gold medalists than any other university in the world, the vast majority of USC Olympians compete in the summer games. Seo is one of only four winter Olympians to have attended USC.Overall, 420 USC alumni have competed in the Olympics since 1904. USC alumni have won 135 gold medals, 88 silver medals and 64 bronze medals, but no USC alum has ever won a medal in the winter games. USC athletes have appeared in the Winter Olympic Games nine different times.If USC were a country, it would rank No. 12 for its number of gold medals. Trojan Olympians have represented 60 countries and competed in 28 different sports.USC set a new school record in the 2012 London Olympics with 25 total medals, including 12 gold medals.
Results are here:http://www.directathletics.com/results/track/35793.htmlFollow us on Twitter. Track:Â The Wellington girls won the Chaparral Invitational with 180 points Friday.The individual highlights for Wellington at Chaparral: â€¢Jaycee Schettler wins 100 and 200 meters.â€¢Holly Wright wins High jump and 300 hurdles.â€¢Jaedyn Ledesma wins 800 meters.â€¢Cajen Shore wins triple jump and pole vault.â€¢Girls win 4 x 800 meters (Roth, Haydon, Tracy, Treadway).â€¢Girls win 4x 100 (Shore, Schettler, Sober, Wright).On the boys side, Colin Reichenberger won the 110 hurdles and 300 hurdles. For the fourth time inÂ (Set new school record of 39.75)Brenton Troutman wins the long jump.Boys win 4 x 400 (Gilkey, Troutman, Rusk, Reichenberger) W – Nance Â Â Â L – King Â Â Â Â Â HR – Dunn, Nance 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Â Â Â Â R Â Â H Â Â EWHS Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â 0 0 3 3 0 2 1 Â Â Â Â 9 Â Â 8 Â Â Â 1KCT Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Â Â Â Â 2 Â Â 5 Â Â Â 1 W – Condit Â Â Â L – Potter Â Â Â Â Â HR – Sober Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow â€” The Wellington boys baseball team swept two games against Kansas City Turner and Arkansas City Saturday in Kansas City. The Crusader girls track team won another meet in Chaparral. The girls softball triangular at Valley Center has been postponed from tonight to Friday.Boys baseball:Â The Wellington boys improved their record to 10-8 with a sweep ofÂ Kansas City Turner and Arkansas City, 9-2 and 14-4. Wellington closes out the regular season on Tuesday at home at Sellers Park against Andover at 4 p.m. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Â Â Â Â R Â Â H Â Â EACHS Â Â Â Â Â Â 0 0 0 1 3 x x Â Â Â Â 4 Â Â Â 5 Â Â 2WHS Â Â Â Â Â Â Â 0 2 6 1 5 x x Â Â Â Â 14 Â 10 1
Tyson Pérez, Rubén Guerrero and Ehigiator, great news from the first listThe first two meetings of Spain will be against Romania (outside) and Poland (home) Rabaseda, the most represented with 32 matches in the selection, will be the captain of this first ‘window’ that includes two players who have never played with the absolute, Osas Ehigitor (Montakit Fuenlabrada) and Tyson Pérez (Morabanc Andorra), both with experience in the lower categories of the national team.The World Cups Beirán and Rabaseda, together with the Unicaja players Jaime Fernández, who was in the final preselection for China, and Darío Brizuela, are called to lead this team, which also highlights the return six years after Dani Díez, who has played seven friendly with the national team, but that has not yet debuted in the official game, as well as the aforementioned debutants and Rubén Guerrero.The selection will begin its concentration on Monday 17 at noon in Guadalajara, in whose Multipurpose Pavilion Aguas Vivas will conduct its first three training sessions before flying on Wednesday 19 heading to Romania. After the match in Cluj Napoca, the team will return early Friday morning and arrive at noon in Zaragoza, where on Sunday 23 will face Poland as the closing of this first ‘window’, as detailed by the FEB.For this first pre-Eurobasket rally, Scariolo will have a technical team consisting of Luis Guil, Joaquín Prado, Jorge Lorenzo, Manolo Aller, Alberto Lorenzo (assistant coaches), Enrique Salinas, Javier Bello (physical trainers), Carlos Salas (doctor) , José Antonio Fernández, Jordan Sospedra (physiotherapists), Alberto Pérez (delegate) and David Ortega (utillero).LIST OF CALLEDBASES: Rodrigo San Miguel (Casademont Zaragoza), Carlos Alocén (Casademont Zaragoza) and Alberto Díaz (Unicaja).EXTERIORS: Javier Beirán (Herbalife Gran Canaria), Xavi Rabaseda (Herbalife Gran Canaria), Darío Brizuela (Unicaja), Jaime Fernández (Unicaja), Johathan Barreiro (Casademont Zaragoza), Dani Díez (Iberostar Tenerife), Santi Yusta (Ibertostar Tenerife) and Xabi López-Arostegui (Joventut).INTERIORS: Sebas Saiz (Shibuya Sunrockers), Víctor Arteaga (Movistar Students), Osas Ehigitor (Montakit Fuenlabrada), Rubén Guerrero (Unicaja), Nacho Llovet (Morabanc Andorra), Tyson Pérez (Morabanc Andorra). Spanish basketball coach Sergio Scariolo announced on Tuesday the list of 17 players called for the first ‘window’ of qualification for Eurobasket 2021, where Javi Beirán and Xabi Rabaseda are the only world champions and where debutants Osas Ehigitor appear and Tyson Pérez.The Spanish basketball team will open its way to the next European championship at home in Cluj Napoca, where it will be measured with Romania (Thursday, February 20, 17.00 Spanish time), and later in Zaragoza against Poland (Sunday 23, 18.00).As happened in the qualifying phase for the World Cup, Scariolo, who has ruled out his presence in the NBA’s ‘All Star’ to prepare this ‘window’ with guarantees, will not be able to count on players from the US league or the Euroleague . Thus, all the summoned belong to Spanish clubs that do not dispute the maximum European competition except Sebas Saiz, who plays in the Japanese Shibuya Sunrockers.