Sunshine coast retailers turn focus to residential development

first_imgFirst Bay CoolumIt may be their first foray in to property development, but the gamble is already showing signs of success for Mel and Gill Luke.The couple, who ran the various Luke’s Supa IGA stores on the Sunshine Coast until selling their final store at the Glasshouse Mountains a fortnight ago, launched their debut development, First Bay Coolum, on December 6, with construction expected to be completed by late next year. Render showing the living space at First Bay CoolumBut even before the launch, they had received over 180 expressions of interest, mostly from local buyers. One apartment has already sold.“We are delighted with the initial response to First Bay Coolum,” Mel Luke said. “A lot of heart and soul has gone into creating a development that will meet the aesthetic of the local area, as well as the lifestyles of those who will ultimately live there. “These are not holiday units. They are all house-sized apartments of at least 200m2, which feature expansive balconies.”First Bay Coolum is comprised of 24 luxury apartments across two buildings, which have been architecturally designed to maximise ocean views and provide access to the central pool area, gym and landscaped gardens. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus22 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market22 hours agoProject architect Ken Down said they could have easily designed the complex to yield more units, but instead focused on creating apartments that capitalised on the scenery and appealed to owner occupiers.“We don’t underestimate how truly special the First Bay ocean backdrop is and have made every effort to embrace this in the development design,” Mr Down said. First Bay CoolumThe Lukes have worked in the Sunshine Coast retail sector for more than 30 years and bought their first block of land at First Bay more than 20 years ago.As other blocks became available, the couple purchased them as well – acquiring five blocks in total. But Mr Luke admits they didn’t initially know what they wanted to do with the land.“A number of developers came to us, wanting to buy us out,” he said. “But we declined, deciding that we would do it ourselves.”After several years of dreaming, and then turning those dreams into tangible plans, the couple finally had a design they were happy to call their own.Mr Luke said they had been lucky to have talented local people working with them, from designer, Mr Down, to Hutchinson Builders and local agents, McGrath Estate Agents and North Shore Realty.“This is a bit of a retirement plan for us, keeping us active and on the ball ,” Mr Luke said. “I guess the fact we are in that older age bracket meant we could bring our own experiences with us … there just isn’t much around where people could downsize but still enjoy coastal views on the Sunshine Coast.“We wanted to create homes where residents could bring their grandchildren.” First Bay CoolumThe old beach shacks on the development site were demolished earlier this month, with construction expected to start soon.Prices range from $870,000 for a three-bedroom apartment to $2.35 million for a penthouse with three bedrooms and three bathrooms. For now, First Bay is the couple’s only development project. Mr Luke said they wanted to “enjoy the experience” of building on the site. “There is a bit of emotion in it for us,” he said. “We have lived with it (the site) for a long time.” Render showing the living space at First Bay Coolumlast_img read more

BP starts up Egypt’s West Nile Delta stage two production

first_imgUK-based energy giant and LNG player BP produced first gas from the second stage of its West Nile Delta development offshore Egypt.The project, which produces gas from the Giza and Fayoum fields, was developed as a deepwater, long-distance tie-back to an existing onshore plant, BP said in a statement.The successful startup is the second in a string of new upstream major projects expected to be brought online in 2019 for BP.Bob Dudley, BP chief executive, said, “with the second stage of West Nile Delta now online, BP has now safely brought 21 new upstream major projects into production over the last three years, keeping us on track to deliver 900,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day by 2021.”The West Nile Delta development includes a total of five gas fields across the North Alexandria and West Mediterranean Deepwater offshore concession blocks. It was originally planned as two separate projects, but BP and its partners realized the opportunity to deliver it in three stages, accelerating delivery of gas production commitments to Egypt.Stage one of the project, which started producing in 2017, included gas production from the first two fields, Taurus and Libra.The Giza and Fayoum development, which includes eight wells, is currently producing around 400 million cubic feet of gas per day (mmscfd) and is expected to ramp up to a maximum rate of approximately 700 mmscfd.The third stage of the West Nile Delta project will develop the Raven field. Production is expected in late 2019.When fully onstream in 2019, combined production from all three phases of the West Nile Delta project is expected to reach up to almost 1.4 billion cubic feet per day (bcf/d), equivalent to about 20 percent of Egypt’s current gas production. All the gas produced will be fed into the national gas grid.BP has an operating stake of 82.75 percent in the development.last_img read more

What it will take to die: setting a straight path down the ‘slippery slope’

first_imgStuff 5 December 2018Family First Comment: Dr Huhana Hickey, who has multiple sclerosis, is one of many who consider the bill unsafe for the disabled, elderly, and the “easy targets for unscrupulous people”. #RejectAssistedSuicide Zealand is facing a question of life and death. After taking in the nation’s views on legalised euthanasia, the largest-ever parliamentary tour ended in November. Now, Stuff is laying out the arguments and telling the compelling stories surrounding the End of Life Choice bill.Armed with alarming anecdotes and evidence from overseas jurisdictions, many arguments for legalising assisted death fall on either side of a divide.It’s a narrow path to escape a painful death; or a “slippery slope” towards broadly sanctioned killing. But how does the End of Life Choice bill compare?Dr Huhana Hickey, who has multiple sclerosis, is one of many who consider the bill unsafe for the disabled, elderly, and the “easy targets for unscrupulous people”.“How do we know that we’re going to keep people who don’t want to be euthanised safe?”It’s the permissive laws of the Netherland and Belgium, which permit euthanasia of minors and infants, that has Hickey most concerned.“You can put all the safety measures in place, but the laws have a way of changing over time.“Once you legislate it, you open the door to amendments, alterations, and the bill becoming, basically, an absolute farce in the end.”Netherlands and Belgium have liberalised since passing law in 2002, after decades of permitting medically-assisted euthanasia.Though liberalisation hasn’t happened everywhere. US-state Oregon legalised euthanasia strictly for cases of terminal illness in 1998, and hasn’t changed since. Advocacy to include irremediable conditions is now starting to gain traction two decades later.The End of Life Choice bill permits assisted dying in a manner similar to Oregon, Canada, and Victoria, Australia – all stricter than European regimes.Yet Hickey sees demonstrable risks. Belgian prosecutors are now conducting the first criminal investigation into a euthanasia case of a women with autism in 2010.READ MORE: read more

Five mistakes women make when trying to find Mr. Right.

first_img 137 Views   no discussions Share Sharing is caring! LifestyleRelationships Five mistakes women make when trying to find Mr. Right. by: – April 14, 2011 Tweetcenter_img Share Share The bar scene, speed dating, online dating. If you’re single and looking for a man, you have probably tried all of these things.After a while, it can seem as if all the good guys are taken and you are doomed to a life of microwave meals for one and reading sappy novels for a romance fix.The longer you are single, the more impossible you may think it is to find the right man. Before you give up forever, make sure that you aren’t making mistakes in your approach to finding Mr. Right.Creating the “perfect” man who doesn’t existThis is one of the most common reasons women remain single. There is absolutely nothing wrong with knowing what you want in a guy, but if you have got your heart set on a perfect man you will be sorely disappointed. You don’t have to lower your standards but you must be realistic. Remember that everyone is flawed, and focus on the things you like about a potential partner instead of the things you don’t.Acting as if you are desperateDo you throw yourself at every man who looks at you? If so, you could be giving the impression that you will settle for anyone. Another mistake you may be making is spending a lot of time on your Facebook profile, complaining about how you wish you had a boyfriend. Just because you are among friends, it doesn’t mean there isn’t someone on your friends list who might be interested in you. Unfortunately, he will run a mile if he thinks that you are simply looking for “a” man rather than “the” man.Trying to rush things alongIt’s a great feeling when you meet a wonderful guy after a long search. However, if you plan on keeping him, it is important to remember to take things slowly. Don’t let your eagerness to settle down ruin what could have been an amazing relationship. Trying to move yourself into his apartment or discussing having children when you have only been dating for a month will only scare him away.Not realizing your own self worthYou have probably heard this a thousand times, but you won’t find a guy who sees how fantastic you are if you can’t see it yourself. Don’t let being single damage your self-esteem because it won’t make the situation any better.Have you ever noticed that when you have a boyfriend, other men start to take an interest in you? It isn’t because they want what they can’t have, it’s because you look happy and secure in yourself. Men are always attracted to women who are comfortable with who they are.Being too worried about your single statusBelieve me, I am familiar with the panic of being single. Up until a few months ago, I was in the exact same position. It wasn’t until I calmed down and realized that stressing about not having a boyfriend wouldn’t make me find one any faster, that Mr. Right came along. I am not a believer that you will find a boyfriend if you stop looking. But if you stop worrying about it, it is a lot easier because you aren’t pinning your hopes on the first guy who looks your way.There is no escaping it –finding Mr. Right is hard work. But once you relax and learn to appreciate who you are and what you already have, your ideal man will find his way to you. Accept that it won’t happen overnight, but make small changes and you will soon find yourself inundated with offers from eligible bachelors!By Karen SandersYahoo Shinelast_img read more

Nathan Paul “Nate” Christman

first_imgNathan Paul “Nate” Christman, age 36, of Fort Collins, Colorado, formerly of Switzerland County, Indiana, entered this life on February 12, 1981, in Madison, Indiana, the loving son of, Kevin Wayne Christman and Debbie Lynn (Meisberger) Allen. He was raised in Switzerland County, Indiana and was a 1999 graduate of the Switzerland County High School where he was the star basketball player and golfer. Nate attended the Manchester University for a semester and transferred to Purdue University where he studied landscaping for three years. Nate was united in marriage on July 19, 2008 to Inez Beckwith and to this union arrived a daughter, Sierra Blaze and a son, Clayton Hunter to bless their home. Nate was employed as an equipment operator for LG&E Power Plant in Trimble County, Kentucky, for six months. He was also employed at the Payson, Arizona Golf Course for two years. Nate enjoyed farming the Christman Family Farms. Nate was employed as a landscaper for Bath Nursery in Fort Collins, Colorado, for six months. He resided most of his life in the Switzerland County community and for the past nine months in the Fort Collins, Colorado community. Nate was raised in the Switzerland Baptist Church and attended The Grove Christian Church in Fort Collins, Colorado. Nate enjoyed spending time with his kids and his family, hunting, fishing, riding motorcycles and playing sports. Nate passed away with his loving family by his side at 4:53 pm, Sunday, September 3, 2017, at the Medical Center of the Rockies in Loveland, Colorado.Nate will be deeply missed by his children, Sierra Blaze and Clayton Hunter Christman of Laramie, WY; his mother and step-father, Debbie Lynn (Meisberger) and Bert Allen of Vevay, IN; his father, Kevin Wayne Christman of Madison, IN; his step-mother, Terrie (Sutton) Christman of Madison, IN; his brother, Matt Christman and his wife, Jessi and their son, Connor of Bedford, KY; his half-brother, Tyler Christman of Bedford, KY; his half-sister, Bethany Christman of Louisville, KY; his maternal-grandmother, M. Maxine (Haas) Meisberger of Madison, IN; his paternal-grandparents, William “Bill” and Wanda (Scudder) Christman of Vevay, IN; his maternal aunt and uncle, Denise and Gregg Brown of Mason, OH; his paternal aunts and uncles, Keith Christman and his fiancée, Tara Richmond of near Canaan, IN and Kathy and Danny Covington of Vevay, IN; his cousins, Travis Brown of West Chester, OH, Zach Brown of Columbus, OH, Erica Soule and her husband, Lucas of Madison, IN, Erin Jackson of Vevay, IN, Lacey Johnson and her husband, Jake of Bedford, KY, Dustin Christman and his wife, Megan of Milton, KY, Lisa Ahluwalia and her husband, Shilpi of New Hyde Park, NY and Lesley Covington of New York, NY and his several others cousins.He was preceded in death by his maternal-grandfather, Chester Allen Meisberger, died February 27, 2012.Graveside Services will be conducted Monday, September 11, 2017, at 10:00 am, at the Grandview Memorial Gardens, 9306 North US 421 Madison, Indiana 47250. Friends may call 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm, Sunday, September 10, 2017, at the Switzerland County High School Gymnasium, 1020 West Main Street Vevay, Indiana 47043. In lieu of flowers, the family ask to please make donations in memory of Nate to the Sierra and Clayton Christman Education Fund % Debbie Allen. Cards are available at the funeral home.last_img read more

F-M, ESM, CBA runners win at sectional state qualifier

first_img Tags: CBAESMF-MJ-Dtrack and field On the boys side, F-M’s Sam Otis was victorious in the 3,200-meter run, going 9:23.53 to beat out Beaver River’s Colton Kempney (9:27.62) in the overall race. Nolan Chiles ran the boys mile in 4:23.06, just behind the 4:21.38 from Liverpool’s Nathan Reeves.Ryan Serp finished second in the Division I pentathlon with 3,004 points, just 26 points behind Carthage’s Tom Albright. Ani Sydorowych was fifth in the girls 2,000-meter steeplehase.East Syracuse Minoa had Myles Riggins win the boys 110 high hurdles, going 15.53 seconds to edge C-NS’s Isaiah Wright (15.55) for the top spot, while Julia Perrotta cleared 9’6″ to win the girls pole vault, beating out the 9 feet cleared by Maria Markert.Eljiah Buck threw the shot put 46 feet 8 1/4 inches, just behind the 46’11” from C-NS’s Andrew Culver, and also finished second in the discus. The Spartans were also fifth in the 4×100 relay in 44.59 seconds.In girls action, ESM’s 4×100 side of Lailani Carrion, Rylie King, Kaleigh Maloof and Sophie Hartz set yet another school record, finishing fourth in 50.42 seconds. Carrion also finished sixth in the 400 sprint in 1:02.64 as Sara Bourdon threw the discus 92’5″ to get sixth place.Jamesville-DeWitt had Laeticcia Bazile clear 5’3″ in the girls Division I high jump, tying Liverpool’s Amina Sinclair, but Sinclair had fewer misses, so Bazile settled for second place.James Richer finished third in the shot put with a toss of 45 feet.  Monica Hernandez-Olivera was fifth in the 100 hurdles in 16.99 seconds, with Denise Yaeger eighth in the long jump.Christian Brothers Academy competed in Division II (small schools), where it won three different events, including the boys 4×800, where Dan Melvin, Zach Medicis, Caleb Krueger and Joel Gaffney went 8:08.46 to pull away from runner-up Oriskany (8:15.74) and the field.Olivia Morganti, already qualified for the state meet in the girls steeplechase with her 6:58.51, finished in 7:05.44, second to the 6:47.40 from Tully superstar Brooke Rauber. Skye Ryan was seventh in the shot put, with Beatrice Gurgol ninth in the long jump.Bishop Grimes had Sophia Hatton make it to third place in the Division II 1,500-meter run in 4:50.68 and also finish fifth in the 800-meter run in 2:23.73. The Cobras’ Nate Gay was fourth in the boys long jump with 20’9 1/4″.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story Bansbach won twice more, again taking the 400-meter dash in 57.52 seconds after she helped White, Fiona Mejico and Bella Milliti go 4:01.64 in the 4×400 relay to hold off C-NS (4:03.15) and win the 4×400 relay.White claimed the 800-meter run in 2:16.81 over Liverpool’s Windsor Ardner (2:21.31), while Walters pulled away to take the 1,500-meter run in 4:42.72 (she’s run 4:34.96 this spring) as Amelia Amack was third in 4:59.73 and Chloe Bullough (5:01.08) was fourth.Eighth-grader Hannah Kaercher got second place in the 3,000-meter run in 10:32.30, with Emily Cook getting fifth place in 10:57.56.center_img Most of Central New York’s top track and field athletes made their way to Cicero-North Syracuse’s Bragman Stadium on Friday to take part in Section III’s state championship meet open qualifier.And though many local stars already had secured spots in next weekend’s state meet at Middletown, they still aimed for victories here and looked to improve on previous efforts this spring.Fayetteville-Manlius started out by having its girls 4×800 relay team of Susan Bansbach, Grace Kaercher, Phoebe White and Claire Walters go nine minutes, 7.73 seconds, more than 12 seconds faster than the 9:20.45 it had entering the qualifier.last_img read more

Project looks at community’s vision for Vermont

first_imgMembers of community and student groups gathered Friday to discuss their ideal plan for the development of Vermont Avenue.The Figueroa Corridor Coalition for Economic Justice — a group of 25 local businesses that monitors the development of land along the 40-block strip running from USC to the Staples Center — hosted its second “Visions for Vermont” event Friday, as part of preliminary planning efforts to create a land-use plan that will best serve the needs of the community surrounding USC.Multiple choice · (from left to right) Juniors Jennifer Yee, Corrine Montana and Elisabeth Gustafson work on a survey examining the future of Vermont Avenue. – Dieuwertje Kast | Daily TrojanThe “Visions for Vermont” project is a response to the challenges local residents are facing. The series of meetings started in October, and are held monthly to allow for open communication between the community and the coalition.“This is an alliterative process — we consistently ask and get feedback,” said Ava Bromberg, planning and action research coordinator for the Figueroa Corridor Coalition.Two primary concerns in the development of the Vermont area are safety and housing, the coalition has found.In a survey conducted by the coalition last week, almost half of the respondents said feeling unsafe was their number one concern. The number two concern was the ability to continue living in the neighborhood, as many residents said they are concerned about the rising cost of housing in the area.One solution presented at Friday’s “Visions for Vermont” attempts to address the area’s affordability for community members.Proposed by Tafarai Bayne, an organizer for the Figueroa Corridor Coalition Land Trust, the solution emphasizes USC’s duty to build more affordable housing for students so fewer students look outside the university for housing.The coalition has also attempted to head off these problems by starting the UNIDAD campaign, which aims to prevent the displacement of people who live in the USC community.To address safety concerns, Bayne suggested a joint community program and an effort to make more information available to residents.In both propositions, Bayne emphasized the importance of a constant dialogue among the city, the community and the university.Student group Campus and Community United strives to keep this dialogue open. A few members of CCU were in attendance Friday. “Now is a pivotal moment because USC is making their Master Plan and they are working with the city,” said Jenn Yee, a member of CCU. “In order for the community to get their voice heard, they have to get their voices heard now.”Members of CCU and others at the event got the chance to view interactive booths set up by the Figueroa Coalition and students from Cal Poly’s Community Planning Studio.One booth displayed a panorama view of the city and had thought bubbles that displayed things that residents found both positive and negative in their community. The data displayed on the map was a result of input given at the first “Visions for Vermont” event in October that 80 people attended“We are gathering information to reflect the needs of the community,” said Gabriela Garcia, a community organizer for the Neighborhood Land Trust. “We want the people behind the plan.”At another booth, students from Cal Poly’s Community Planning Studio asked visitors to create their ideal community. The students had a variety of paper cutouts including trees, community centers and street signs for people to paste onto a blank map of the community.The students from Cal Poly will also help with the next steps of the “Visions for Vermont” project, which will include putting together architectural plans that will reflect the concerns and needs of the community.Although a timeline has yet to be established, “Visions for Vermont” plans on holding its monthly meetings until March 2010.“Next summer is a big drafting point for the city,” Bayne said. “The budget crisis may make the timeline change.”last_img read more

Gallery: No. 16 Syracuse tops No. 9 Army, 11-10, in triple overtime

first_img Published on February 24, 2018 at 8:46 pm No. 16 Syracuse (2-1) needed three overtimes to complete its comeback against No. 9 Army (3-1) and secure an 11-10 win. Ryan Simmons scored the game-winner off a long feed from goalie Dom Madonna, who himself made critical saves late and in the overtime periods. Despite getting down early, a strong third quarter got SU back in the game, setting up the overtime heroics. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img

Watch Alex Oliveira’s forehead split open after brutal ‘Hell-Bow’ from Gunnar Nelson

first_imgLast Updated: 21st December, 2019 13:14 IST Watch Alex Oliveira’s Forehead Split Open After Brutal ‘Hell-Bow’ From Gunnar Nelson Gunnar Nelson vs Alex Oliveira at UFC 231 was one of the most horrific fights in the entire history of UFC and MMA. See what happened in the brutal fight. SUBSCRIBE TO US Also Read | UFC: Max Holloway’s Classy Post For Alexander Volkanovski Despite Loss Wins Fans OverAlso Read | UFC Star Max Holloway Says Judges Made Him CRY Twice This Year Also Read | Colby Covington Blasts Referee Marc Goddard For Loss To Kamaru Usman At UFC 245Gunnar Nelson was confident about his victory and he did exactly what he had planned. In a post-fight interview with MMA Fighting, the Icelandic gladiator said, “It ended the way I expected. I believe he (Alex Oliveira) hit me in the back of the head, caught me with the shot and got me a little bit disoriented. I was surviving  there, but I was able to finish the job.”No wonder, Alex Oliveira vs Gunnar Nelson will always be one of the deadliest fights in UFC history. WATCH US LIVE LIVE TV COMMENT Raj Sarkar If you are a hardcore MMA fan, then you are accustomed to seeing a lot of blood and brutal injuries. Blood bath and dog fights are normal in MMA. However, there have been some fights that have literally shocked the entire MMA community with their harsh outcomes. Gunnar Nelson vs Alex Oliveira at UFC 231 was definitely one such fight that horrified the fans with its brutal result. Gunnar Nelson emerged out as the winner but the way he did it was absolutely terrifying. He left his opponent Alex Oliveira bloodied and bruised in the worst way possible. Let us take a look at the fight. Written By First Published: 21st December, 2019 13:14 IST Also Read | UFC: Joe Rogan Feels That UFC Should Fire Their Judges, Slams Their Scoring MethodsUFC: The ‘hell bow’ that split opened Alex Oliveira’s foreheadA lot of veterans doubted Gunnar Nelson’s chances against Alex Oliveria in his much-awaited UFC return. However, the Icelandic pulled off one of the biggest wins of his career in an unexpected way. Gunnar Nelson submitted Alex Oliveira in round number two via a rare naked choke. However, before going for the deadly submission, Gunnar Nelson landed plenty of  ‘nasty’ elbows on his rival. One of them, in particular, split Alex Oliveira’s forehead wide open. Blood was pouring down all over his face. It was terrific to watch as ‘Cowboy’ looked absolutely helpless. He had to submit his night at a bad note. Take a look at the insane blood bath that shivered the entire MMA community. FOLLOW USlast_img read more