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  • $170M project at Robina gets sense savvy with a new open-air gallery

    first_imgVue Terrace Homes at Robina, now has an open-air gallery where you can listen to running water, enjoy the natural scents of the flowering shrubs and see the landscaping.TAKING the display home concept one step further, Robina Group have launched an open-air gallery at its $170 million Vue Terrace Homes development on the Gold Coast.The gallery walk, a vision brought to fruition by landscape architect specialists, Planit Consulting, enables potential buyers to see, feel, listen and smell their way through the new community.The walk will give a glimpse into the community’s features such as landscaping, private courtyards, the pool and water feature that are part of the central recreation area.Vue Terrace Homes open-air gallery“It is refreshing to see a developer dedicated to not only showcasing the design, interiors and architecture of a project, but the landscaped physical environment that compliments it,” Planit Consulting director Boyd Sargeant said.New developments: Search for apartments“Visitors can walk through the open-air gallery and get a glimpse of the surrounding natural environment — they can see the lush landscaping and views, touch and listen to running water and enjoy the natural scents of flowering shrubs and vines.“The open-air gallery will summarise the landscape treatments of the community through a themed walkway that displays the varying open spaces of the development.”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 investor2 hours agoVue Terrace Homes open-air galleryThe gallery has an ascent to a five metre high viewing deck, offering panoramic views of the city skyline, representing the outlook that many of the two-storey terrace homes will have.Vue Terrace Homes is the single largest residential project undertaken by the Robina Group, a company that has been developing Robina for nearly 40 years.The development has already posted $35 million in off-the-plan sales, with 80 per cent of stage one sold and early site preparation and civil works now underway.Robina Group sales manager Azura Griffen said the open-air landscape gallery elevated the buyers experience of the project to an exciting new level.“As well as having furnished display homes for our visitors to walk through, we wanted to capture what it will actually feel like to live in the community,” Mr Griffen said.Vue Terrace Homes open-air gallery“The integration between the central relaxation zones and the surrounding parklands, and the uninterrupted skyline and water vistas, which residents will enjoy, are key attributes for this project that we wanted to capture.”Stage one of Vue Terrace Homes has 71 three-bedroom two storey homes from $599,000. Each home has a flexible design, European appliances, high quality finishes and NBN capability.The community is in the heart of Robina, close to the Robina Town Centre, schools, restaurants and prestige brand outlets.last_img read more

  • Bidders fought it out in $1000 lots to secure this Windsor house, blowing way past its reserve

    first_img64 Cartwright St, Windsor. Picture: realestate.com.auMr Webster said once bidding reached $650,000 it came down to two parties who were very keen to secure the home.“It just went at $1000 a bid and just kept on going up,’’ he said.The eventual buyer, Mr Webster said, was a young man who intended to finish the renovations and live in it. 64 Cartwright St, Windsor. Picture: realestate.com.auHe said the owner was moving into an aged car facility, so the family were keen on a good sale price which would ensure costs could be covered.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North2 hours agoNew apartments released at idyllic retirement community Samford Grove Presented by Mr Webster said seven bidders registered for the auction.He believed many were keen because of the large block of land, 1148sq m, and that the former owner had started a renovation and already completed some of the major tasks including raising the house. 64 Cartwright St, Windsor. Picture: realestate.com.auBIDDERS fought it out in $1000 increments to secure this Windsor house, blowing tens of thousands of dollar past its reserve.The home at 64 Cartwright St, ended up selling under the hammer for $693,000 — $43,000 above its reserve price.Marketing agent Steven Webster of Ray White Spring Hill, said it had been in the same family for more than 35 years.center_img 64 Cartwright St, Windsor. Picture: realestate.com.au“He had been through it a few times and had shown interest from day one,’’ he said.“To get yourself a property on 1150sq m of real estate so close to the CBD is pretty rare,’’ Mr Webster said.The three-bedroom home has original VJ walls and timber flooring.last_img read more

  • Brgy. San Juan tanod survives assassination try

    first_imgBanquillo said the gunmen may havemistaken Villaruel for his elder brother, a drug suspect who was released fromthe Iloilo District Jail in Barangay Nanga, Pototan, Iloilo only recently. The 46-year-old Limuel Villaruelsustained four gunshot wounds on his shoulder and hands. He was buying fishballs when shot at 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday. “The barangay tanod has no derogatory record with us,” said Banquillo./PN Villaruel was taken to the IloiloDoctors’ Hospital. Rubute, on the other hand, was confined at the WesternVisayas Medical Center for a gunshot wound on her left thigh. A .45 pistol was used on VIllaruel,according to Police Major Engelbert Banquillo, Molo police station chief,citing the 12 empty bullet shells recovered from the crime scene. “We have yet to identify the gunmen,”Banquillo said yesterday. The motorcycle back rider who fired atVillaruel was wearing a helmet. ILOILO City – A barangay tanod survived an assassination attemptby riding-in-tandem gunmen in Barangay San Juan, Molo district. Fish ball vendor Angelita Rubute, 50, wasalso hit.last_img read more

  • Wanda R. Wernke

    first_imgWanda R. Wernke, age 94 of Batesville, died Sunday, June 14, 2020 at Majestic Care in North Vernon. Born January 12, 1926 in Batesville, she is the daughter of Alma (Nee: Mozer) and Edwin Wernke. Wanda began her working career in the kitchen at Margaret Mary Hospital, but eventually would stop working to take care of her parents as health issues necessitated. She spent the majority of her life serving as the caregiver to her parents. Aside from those caregiver responsibilities, Wanda was also a part-time housekeeper for her neighbors. She loved flowers and found great pleasure watering and caring for her wide variety of flowers. Wanda also enjoyed watching sports and was an avid fan of the Cincinnati Reds and Indiana University basketball. For her, bike riding was a fun activity and she would often ride to town or nearby Liberty Park to watch baseball games. Later in life she would go back to work in the housekeeping department for Hillenbrand Industries. Wanda is survived by her sister-in-law Kate Wernke of North Vernon, as well as several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she is also preceded in death by her brothers Edward “Jake” and Paul “Ham” Wernke. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Louis Church with Rev. Stan Pondo officiating, followed by burial in the church cemetery. Memorials may be made to Hospice of South Central Indiana, 2626 17th Street, Columbus, Indiana, 47201. For online condolences go to www.weigelfh.com.last_img read more

  • Statewide COVID-19 cases stand at over 48,000

    first_imgStatewide—The Indiana State Department of Health has reported that 330 additional Hoosiers have been diagnosed with COVID-19. A total of 48,331 Indiana residents have tested positive for the coronavirus. To date, 526,592 tests have been reported to ISDH at a 9.2% positive rate and 5 new deaths were reported for a total of 2,505 Hoosiers have died to date.Locally Dearborn County has a total of 238 cases and 23 deaths reported, Decatur County has a total of 250 positive cases and 32 deaths, Franklin County has 124 positive cases and 8 deaths and Ripley County has 117 positive cases and 7 deaths according to numbers reported to the Indiana State Department of Health.last_img

  • 1-year-old one of the victims in tragic boating accident

    first_imgThe Martin County Sheriff’s Office is reporting at a 1-year-old girl and a 28-year-old woman were the victim’s of a tragic boating accident on the intracoastal Sunday.The incident occurred near Sewall’s Point and Sandsprit Park just after 8 pm.Officials say the victims, 1-year-old Hudson Matakaetis and 28-year-old Paige Barrett, were ejected from the boat when it crashed, however, they did not give any details on what the boat crashed in to or how the incident occurred.The victims were rushed to an area hospital with extremely serious injuries and later passed away.The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has since taken over the investigation and will be releasing more information on the incident once it becomes available.last_img

  • Tennis News Australian Open 2019: Serena Williams advances to third round, Stan Wawrinka crashes out

    first_img Melbourne: Serena Williams stormed past Canada’s Eugenie Bouchard and into the Australian Open third round Thursday as her quest for a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam title gathered pace. The American won 6-2, 6-2 in 70 minutes, setting up unseeded Ukrainian teenager Dayana Yastremska as the next hurdle in her bid for another major to equal the mark set by Australian great Margaret Court. The 37-year-old won her 23rd major Down Under two years ago while two months pregnant and is the bookies’ favourite to claim an eighth Australian title, despite being seeded 16th. Williams said she was wary of Bouchard, who is on the comeback trail after a slide down the rankings to number 79 in the world.         “It wasn’t an easy match tonight, Eugenie’s been to the final of Wimbledon (in 2014) and the semi-finals of other Grand Slams,” she said. “So I knew ‘Serena, you’ve got to come out hot, you’ve got to come out firing, she’s a really good player and I haven’t had many matches since last year’.”              The signs looked ominous for Bouchard when she won only one point on her opening service game, and then failed to hit a return when it was Williams’ turn to serve. Yet the first set was a messy affair for both players, with only two games going on serve. It was testament to Bouchard’s tenacity that she managed two breaks to four against Williams’ howitzer serve, sending her supporters into raptures. But it always looked like an exercise in damage control for the Canadian, who attempted to run Williams around the court but struggled to cope with her opponent’s blistering power. highlights Serena Williams is bidding for a record 24th Grand Slam titleStan Wawrinka, 2014 champion, has been eliminatedDominic Thiem, upcoming star, is also eliminated Her resistance was slightly more effective early in the second set, when she managed to hold her two service games. Williams responded with a lift in intensity, going on a five-game winning streak to settle the match.Top seed Simona Halep was forced to dig deep to stay in the Australian Open on a day of epic battles Thursday that saw Japanese pair Naomi Osaka and Kei Nishikori survive but 2014 champion Stan Wawrinka crash out.The world number one Romanian staggered through against American Sofia Kenin 6-3 6-7 (5/7) 6-4, but it was far from convincing and her second three-set test in a row.”I have no idea how I won this tonight, it’s so tough to explain what happened on court,” said the French Open champion, who now meets Venus Williams after the 38-year-old rolled back the years to beat France’s Alize Cornet.            In another titanic battle, Canadian Milos Raonic ousted Wawrinka in four tightly-contested sets that all went to tie-breaks, while Nishikori was stretched to a draining five sets against Ivo Karlovic before sinking to his knees in relief.       Seventh seed Dominic Thiem limped out when he retired while losing 7-5 6-4 2-0 to young Australian wildcard Alexei Popyrin. Thiem went through a first round five-setter against Benoit Paire that finished in the early hours of Wednesday morning and he never looked 100 per cent.        US Open champion and fourth seed Osaka had it much easier, sweeping past Slovenia’s Tamara Zidansek 6-2 6-4 with the roof closed on Margaret Court Arena after rain interrupted the opening major of the year. The 21-year-old’s breakthrough at Flushing Meadow over Serena Williams made her a new standard bearer for tennis in her homeland, Asia and the next generation of women, and she is working hard on living up to the hype.           Energy-sapping               “I thought I served alright, this was my first time playing her and I’m just happy to win to be honest,” Osaka said after setting up a clash with Taiwan’s Hsieh Su-wei.   In contrast, Asia’s top-ranked men’s player Nishikori needed an energy-sapping 3hr 48min to get past big-serving Croat Karlovic 6-3 7-6 (8/6) 5-7 5-7 7-6 (10/7) in humid conditions. “It was a tough match which could have gone both ways. He almost had it for sure,” said the eighth seed, a three-time quarter-finalist at Melbourne Park. On Rod Laver Arena, 16th seed Raonic emerged the victor against Wawrinka, a three-time Grand Slam champion who is on the comeback trail from injury.The Swiss, unseeded for the first time since his debut in 2006, fell to the Canadian 6-7 (4/7) 7-6 (8/6) 7-6 (13/11) 7-6 (7/5).               Raonic, who got to the Australian Open semi-finals in 2016 before losing to Andy Murray, will next face France’s Pierre-Hugues Herbert who beat last year’s semi-finalist Hyung Cheon of South Korea. Despite being seeded six and seven respectively, neither Elina Svitolina or Karolina Pliskova has progressed further than the last eight at the Australian Open. But self-assured Svitolina is bubbling with confidence after dismantling Viktoria Kuzmova 6-4 6-1, while Pliskova woke up after losing the first set to race past Madison Brengle 4-6 6-1 6-0.             Other women through included Italy’s Camila Giorgi and China’s impressive 21st seed Wang Qiang. Belgium’s 12th seed Elise Mertens lined up a third-round showdown with American Madison Keys. Men staying in the hunt included 11th seed Borna Coric of Croatia and Spain’s 23rd seed Pablo Carreno-Busta.They were all in action ahead of 23-time major winner Williams who plays Eugenie Bouchard later, while six-time champion Novak Djokovic turns back the clock in a night match with Jo-Wilfried Tsonga on Rod Laver Arena.           Bookies have installed Osaka as second favourite to lift the title after Williams, who in her first tour match since losing the US Open final delivered an ominous warning in a 49-minute opening round thrashing of Tatjana Maria. Williams is bidding to match Margaret Court’s record of 24 Grand Slam crowns on her first return to Melbourne Park since winning in 2017. Djokovic, gunning for a record seventh title, has a fairytale meeting with Frenchman Tsonga in a rematch of their 2008 final that the Serb won. 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  • West Genesee runners battle F-M, win at VVS meet

    first_imgAlso, Peter McMahon ran well, getting to fifth place in 16:07.8. Still, F-M easily won the meet by holding most of the top 10, led by Geehrer, Sam Otis (third in 15:19.3) and Geoff Howles (fourth in 15:57.9).For the WG girls, Hannah Craybas had the best race, finishing in 19:47.8 for seventh place, while Natalie Buckhout took ninth place in 20:07.7. F-M swept the top six, with Grace Kaercher (18:19.7) edging Claire Walters (18:20.4) for the individual title.WG then went to Saturday’s Vernon-Verona-Sherrill Invitational, competing in the Varsity 3 division and sweeping both the boys and girls titles in wildly different manners. Tags: cross countryJ-EMarcellusskaneatelesWest GeneseeWesthill It was more conventional in the boys race as, with 56 points, WG pulled away from runner-up Central Square (120), led by Bartolotta, who in 17:10 flat pulled away from his teammate as Peter McMahon finished second in 17:41.3.Help came from Aiden Walsh, who was eighth overall and seventh in the team race in 18:30 flat. Ryan McMahon contributed a 19th-place team time of 19:21.9 and Ewan Moran clinched the team event by finishing 27th in 19:55.7.WG’s girls managed to win a wild event where the top six girls finishers were all disqualified, altering the points standings. Benefiting from this, the Wildcats, with 45 points, were just ahead of New Hartford’s runner-up total of 55.Craybas, in a time of 21:27.9, was second in the revised standings toHomer’s Emma Anderson (21:18.2), with Buckhout getting fourth place in 21:52.7. Faith Knox was 10th in the team race (11th overall) in 22:35 flat, while Abby Kuppinger was 14th in 22:53 flat and Lauren Puchta (22:58.4) was right behind her.In the Varsity 1 division at VVS, Skaneateles, Marcellus and Jordan-Elbridge each debuted, chasing F-M, and the Lakers did quite well, finishing second in the boys race behind the Hornets and third in the girls division with Shenendehowa second.Caleb Bender had a terrific race for the Skaneateles boys as the junior covered the VVS course in 16:46.2, faster than anyone except three F-M runners – Geehrer, Otis and Howles. Then Matt Persampieri took sixth place in 17:29 flat as Joe Norris was 12th in 18:12.4 and Josh Reed posted 19:06.5 and Will Girzadas finished in 19:27.3.Sarah Tallerico led the Skaneateles girls, finishing 20th among team runners (27th overall) in 22:18.18. Elyse Osmun was 24th in the team race in 22:52.5, with Lillian Yengo (23:24.5) beating out Hope Cross-Jaya (23:25.4) and Lillian Coleman posting 23:40.5.Finishing fourth in the boys Varsity 1 race, J-E had Sean Dristle get a top-10 finish, claiming eighth place in 17:45.6. Kenny Williams was 19th in the team race (21st overall) in 18:49.7 as Lee Jewell was close behind in 18:59.4. Hannah Fichter, in a time of 23:09.2, led the girls Eagles to an eighth-place finish.Marcellus was sixth in both the boys and girls Varsity 1 divisions. Aiden Shea paced the boys Mustangs, getting to 21st place in the team race (24th overall) in 19:01.1 as Kyle Stottlar, in 19:10.8, was two spots clear of teammate Caeden Cox (19:18.3).On the girls side for Marcellus Anella Bolster going 22:34 flat to lead the girls Mustangs as she finished 22nd in the team standings, three spots ahead of Meaghan Strempel’s 23:06.1.Meanwhile, Westhill was in the Varsity 2 division at VVS, where the boys Warriors got third place behind Cicero-North Syracuse and Baldwinsville.Jacob Fricano, in 18:02.7, beat out Mike Ferrara (18:05.4) for sixth place in the team standings. The Westhill girls finished fifth as Liz Kessler got 16th place in a time of 22:07.3 to lead the Warriors, Addie Lowery finishing 23rd in 23:08 flat.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story center_img If the pre-season work done by the West Genesee cross country teams got more intense than normal, it was because the season opened earlier than in the past – and in the most challenging way possible.All the Wildcats had to do last Wednesday was try to keep up with Fayetteville-Manlius, whose boys and girls teams returned most of their lineups from 2018, when they both again reached the Nike Cross Nationals.On the boys side, WG pulled off a pair of top-five finishes, with Matt Bartolotta nearly keeping up with front-running Peyton Geehrer as Bartolotta finished in 15 minutes, 7.7 seconds, just behind Geehrer’s winning 15:02.5.last_img read more

  • USC loses third straight game

    first_imgThe Trojans fell on the road to Stanford, 51-43, on a night where their two leading scorers, sophomore guard Maurice Jones and junior forward Aaron Fuller, struggled mightily.Jones was held scoreless in the first half and finished the game with five points on 1-12 shooting.Fuller did not record a shot attempt in the opening half and ended the night with five points and four fouls.USC’s two freshman guards, Alexis Moore and Byron Wesley, assumed the scoring load. Moore made his first four shots of the game on his way to a team-high 12 points and four assists. Wesley had nine points and three steals.“Being 15 games in, we have worked out the kinks,” Moore said. “There is no more time for the excuses that we are young. We have had to grow up a lot.”USC (5-10, 0-2) jumped out to a 10-2 lead, silencing the crowd at Maples Pavilion that featured few students because of winter break. After making four of its first six shots, however, USC only made six of 17 shots the rest of the half and went into halftime trailing 31-25.The Trojans cut Stanford’s (12-2, 2-0) lead to three late in the second half, but Cardinal guard Aaron Bright scored five consecutive points to put the game out of reach.“We can play a bunch of midgets to a one-possession game, or the New York Knicks,” USC coach Kevin O’Neill said. “We are just not winning games or finishing games because of our youth.”USC is coming off of a 53-49 loss to California on Thursday.“I cannot be more proud of the way that guys have played up here in terms of effort, rebounding, and defense,” O’Neill said. “I am shocked that a team as young as ours is as good as it is defensively.”The Trojans next play Arizona State at home Thursday. The Sun Devils (4-9) are coming off a 68-51 loss at Arizona.last_img read more