Defence Housing Australia launches new estate in Deebing Heights

first_imgMore from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home1 hour agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor1 hour agoDefence Housing Australia has just launched Torhaven in Ipswich.Around $2 million will be spent on parks and open space which will cover about 20 per cent of the site.Property services group Oliver Hume has been appointed sales and marketing agent for the project.Oliver Hume Queensland managing director Brinton Keath said the project was well positioned to take advantage of the strong market for new land in the Ipswich growth corridor.“This corridor presents some of the best value buying of anywhere in Queensland at the moment,” he said. “We would expect to experience strong demand from local buyers looking to upgrade into a new home, as well as families moving to the area for employment opportunities.”Torhaven is a name derived from Tor, a high rocky hill, and haven, a place offering favourable opportunities or conditions — directly referencing the site’s natural features and honouring the use of the site by the local Rawlings family for over 40 years.DHA acquired the site on 19 May 2015 from Mr Andrew ‘Andy’ Rawlings and his wife, Sandra, who are members of the same Ipswich family that founded Rawlings Shoes and mens wear in 1898. The Rawlings’ store still exists in its original location at 137 Brisbane Street in the Ipswich CBD.“To begin this project alongside a family who has called Ipswich home for some 115 years, is an honour and is in the true spirit of the community feel we hope Torhaven personifies,” Mr Macdonald said. Defence Housing Australia has just launched Torhaven in Ipswich which will provide 294 lots, around 100 for Defence personnel and the rest for public purchase. L-R: Ipswich Mayor, Cr Andrew Antoniolli; Wing Commander Karen Breaden; DHA managing director, Ms Jan Mason; Mr Andrew Rawlings; and DHA Chairman, the Hon. J. A. L (Sandy) Macdonald. DEFENCE Housing Australia (DHA) has officially launched its new Torhaven development in Deebing Heights in Ipswich.The $78 million project covers 27ha and will have 294 land lots. It will eventually deliver around 100 homes for Australian Defence Force personnel and their families, supporting the Air Force and Army at Ipswich’s Amberley base, with the remaining lots being opened to the public.The first allocation of 43 Defence homes is due to be delivered in September next year. With the sales launch of the first 62 public purchase lots scheduled to start from November.DHA’s chairman the Honourable J. A. L Sandy Macdonald, and managing director Ms Jan Mason, recently hosted local Ipswich resident and original landowner Mr Andy Rawlings, and Wing Commander Karen Breaden, for the ceremonial sod turning event.The launch unveils DHA’s Torhaven development to the Ipswich community and marks the inaugural excavation works on the site.“As DHA’s first major masterplanned community in the Ipswich region, we are indeed excited to mark the beginning of Torhaven,” Mr Macdonald said.“Our vision for Torhaven is to create a sustainable and safe parkland community that’s characterised by high quality homes, tree-lined streets and shared community spaces.”last_img read more

Sitting Volleyball National Team wants the 9th Gold from European Championships

first_imgThe sitting volleyball national team of B&H is at the second part of preparations in Medjugorje since September 18th, and on September 22nd they are to depart to the Netherlands where they will perform the final preparations prior to the coming European Championships in Germany.The team selected by the coach Mirza Hrustemovic will travel from the Netherlands to Germany, where the European Championships is to be held from September 30th until October 8th.As a reminder, this is the most decorated BH national ream. They were the champions of Europe nine times and world champions three times.The national team of B&H will play in the Group B with the teams of the Netherlands, Serbia and Hungary. Germany, Poland, Croatia and Italy are in Group A, while Russia, Ukraine, Latvia and Azerbaijan are in the Group C.There are 17 players on the list of the selector Hrustemovic:Sabahudin Delalic (the captain), Dzevad Hamzic, Asim Medic, Safet Alibasic, Beniz Kadric, Ermin Jusufovic, Muhamed Kapetanovic, Nizam Cancar, Ismet Godinjak, Adnan Manko, Mirzet Duran, Adnan Kesmer, Edin Dzino, Armin Sehic, Jasmin Brkic, Adin Likic and Damir Grbic.Schedule of the matches:October 2nd 2015 – 12:30 a.m. (court B) against HungaryOctober 3rd 2015 – 4 p.m. (court A) against the NetherlandsOctober 4th 2015 – 1 p.m. (court A) against SerbiaThe finale of the European Championships (qualifying matches) will be played from October 5th to 7th.(Source: read more

Todd Pray named Ag Rep at Security State Bank

first_img 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 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 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 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 Todd PraySumner Newscow report — Security State Bank in Wellington has named Todd Pray as the Agricultural Representative and Loan Officer of its facility.Pray came to Security State from Farmers Bank & Trust, in Kinsley where he has served as branch manager. He has 14 years of rural banking experience.A native of Bluff City, Kans., Pray attended Fort Scott Community College where he was on the livestock judging team. He graduated from Friends University.Pray lives in rural Harper County near Bluff City with his wife Linda where they have a farming and cow-calf operation. They have four children: Caitlyn, 17; Grayson, 16; Emily, 14; and Jessa, 9.Jon Ott, President of SSB, said that Todd’s agriculture lending experience and his knowledge of Sumner County will be a welcome addition to the lending team at Security State.Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more

It’s over – Bolt makes dreaded Olympic farewell

first_imgHis 9.58 record at the world championships in Berlin in 2009 was an even bigger sensation. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil | AFP |  Factfile on Usain Bolt after his victory in the 4x100m relay with Jamaica at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics Friday: 2015 – World Championships – 100m, 200m, 4x100m gold At the world youth championships in 2001, he was entered for the 200m but failed to make the finals. His coaches were often frustrated at his reluctance to train and his practical jokes. On top of his record-equalling nine athletics gold medals, Bolt, who will be 30 on Sunday, is confident, relaxed and supremely connected with the crowds he attracts wherever he goes. When Usain Bolt crosses the finish line and starts pounding his chest, it resonates with the public around the world. Career highlights: Bolt set his first 100m world record (9.72sec) in May 2008 in New York. The Jamaican then stormed the Beijing Olympics with his first 100m, 200m, relay treble. The world was forced to take notice of his chest-beating. Share on: WhatsApp Weight: 94kg (207lb) “I enjoy showing them and giving them the joy I get out of doing this because they give me the energy to do it so I’m always hungry.” 2009 – World Championships – 100m, 200m, 4x100m gold But at the age of 15 he was already 1.96 metres (6ft 5in) and at the world junior championships in 2002 he won the 200m. He is one of just a handful of athletes to have won world titles at junior, youth and senior levels. 2016 – Olympic Games – 100m, 200m gold, 4x100m gold At the 2013 world championships in Moscow, with heavy rain falling, Bolt mimed putting up an umbrella and appropriately lightning bolts lit up the sky around the stadium. The after-effects of a leg injury meant he did not get past the first round in the 200m at the 2004 Athens Olympics, where his Rio rival Justin Gatlin won the 100m. Name: Usain St. Leo Bolt 2011 – World Championships – 200m, 4x100m gold After completing the ‘triple triple’ of Olympic sprint titles in Rio on Friday, Bolt summed it up by saying: “There you go. I’m the greatest.” Athletics bosses must wish he could stay longer. Bolt has said he will hang up his spikes after next year’s world championships in London. “One day, I left him on the bed and when I came back he was close to falling off, so from here I was saying, ‘What kind of child he is?” she recalled. Bolt has maintained his common touch with the crowds through all this. With each major win he has deflected attention away from bad news for track and field. In Beijing it was the doping controversy surrounding women’s sprint star Marion Jones and her boyfriend Tim Montgomery. Gatlin was unable to defend his title as he was serving an initial eight-year doping ban, which was reduced to four. The Olympics is going to miss the Lightning Bolt pose that has lit up the last three Games at a time when athletics desperately needs a hero. Bolt has made it clear why he feels obliged to give something back to the spectators. Jamaica’s Usain Bolt (2ndL) reacts after he crossed the finish line head of USA’s Justin Gatlin (R), Canada’s Andre De Grasse (L) and France’s Jimmy Vicaut to win the Men’s 100m Final  AFP PHOTO Height: 1.95m (6ft 5in) “After three weeks he was pushing because he was so strong,” the mother said. 2013 – World Championships – 100m, 200m, 4x100m gold Slow starter  From his first 100m Olympic gold in Beijing, when the Jamaican astonished the world with his 9.69sec time, Usain St Leo Bolt has been the real star. His mother seems to think that the young Bolt, who will retire after next year’s world championships, was born to run. Nationality: Jamaican Other rivals have also been tainted and fallen by the wayside. 100m – 9.58sec (Berlin, 16/08/2009) 200m – 19.19sec (Berlin, 20/08/2009) 2012 – Olympic Games – 100m, 200m, 4x100m gold By the age of 12, Bolt was the fastest in his school. “He was always on top,” she said. 2008 – Olympic Games – 100m, 200m, 4x100m gold medals World records: Born in Trelawny parish near Montego Bay — where a host of sprinters including the shamed Ben Johnson also come from — Bolt was something special from the start, according to Jennifer Bolt. A school cricket coach urged him to try track and field and his talent gradually grew, though as in his races his progression was not always fast out of the blocks. Born: 21/8/1986 (29) But after his 4x100m triumph in Rio on Friday, the Rio crowd celebrated in the knowledge that they were witnessing the departure of a legend. 4x100m relay – (London, 11/08/2012 w/Yohan Blake, Michael Frater, Nesta Carter) “A lot of people come out to see what I’m going to do today, tomorrow and it’s fun for them,” he said.last_img read more

Live: FL Senate vote on reinstatement of suspended Broward Sheriff Scott Isreal

first_imgThe Florida Senate will have the final say in whether suspended Broward Sheriff Scott Israel will be reinstated.Visit the link below to watch the full session including the vote. (Once on the website click Senate in Special Session then  live or live session to watch.)LIVE at 2 PM on Senate in Special Session— The FLORIDA Channel (@floridachannel) October 23, 2019last_img

Hot Races in 2020, US President, Broward County Sheriff

first_imgThe 2020 presidential election will surely be hotly contested but, another race is also getting national attention…the battle for Broward County Sheriff.Current Broward County Sheriff Gregory Tony was appointed by Governor Ron DeSantis and former Sheriff Scott Israel was suspended by him.Both are running for Broward Sheriff in 2020.Sheriff Tony announced his candidacy earlier this week and the Florida Senate just voted to uphold Governor Ron DeSantis’ suspension of Israel for his handling of two mass shootings in Broward.Israel who was elected Broward sheriff in 2012 and 2016 calls his suspension political.Listen to 850WFTL’s exclusive interviews with both candidates here. read more

Singer Rod Stewart Pleads Not Guilty to Charges from Palm Beach NYE Incident

first_imgMusician Rod Stewart pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to charges he is facing as a result of a fight that took place at the Breakers Hotel on New Year’s Eve.The singer allegedly punched a security guard during a children’s party at the hotel, according to Palm Beach Police.His 39-year-old son, Sean Stewart, was also involved in the incident.Two witnesses who work for the Breakers told police they saw Sean Stewart push the security guard, as Rod punched the man.Both Sean and Rod Stewart were charged with simple battery.Rod Stewart Charged for Allegedly Attacking Security Guard at Palm Beach NYE Partylast_img

GRAPHIC VIDEO: Florida Man Slams Puppy Against Elevator Wall

first_imgGraphic video from inside an elevator show the suspect striking and throwing the 6-month-old Husky puppy against the walls of an elevator.The abuse lasted for more than six minutes.Karim Fathi Ellaisy, 21, was arrested Thursday on a charge of animal cruelty with intent to injure or kill, an arrest report said.According to the report, Ellaisy was caught on video abusing the 6-month-old Siberian Husky in an elevator at the Brickell Heights building ar 55 Southwest 9th Street.The video showed Ellaisy walking into the elevator with the Husky, which started urinating on the floor. That’s when Ellaisy yanked on the dog’s leash, causing it to slam against the elevator wall, the report said.Ellaisy was also seen slapping the dog, named Ajax, with an open hand multiple times before throwing it against the other elevator wall, the report said.“Once our officers saw this they had enough evidence to go and make an arrest, they contacted the owner of the dog which wasn’t the person who committed the crime,” Miami Police spokesman Mike Vega said.Ellaisy was booked into the Miami-Dade jail and later released on bond.Ellaisy’s attorney, Richard Cooper, said Ajax has no permanent injuries.“This is a regrettable situation for my client. This is a case involving someone who is young and inexperienced with training puppies. The video is disturbing to my client as it is not who he is,” Cooper said in a statement. “My client is being judged for the one moment in his life that he lost his cool and made a very bad choice. I am representing Karim because I know that people have bad days and do things they later deeply regret.”Ajax was released to his owner, and animal control was contacted, the arrest report said.“It’s really sad to see, if I see something like that I’m going to do something immediately,” neighbor Avi Eli said. “I would react just like I saw someone beating a kid.”last_img read more

Police: Palm Beach County Teacher Asked Underage Student for Sex

first_imgOfficials with the Palm Beach County School District Police Department say a teacher is under arrest and accused of asking a teenage student if she wanted to have sex with him.According to the arrest report, 51-year-old Dean James is a vocational and business education teacher.A 16-year-old student told police that James kept her after class on Nov. 21 of last year and asked her, “Do you want to have sex with me?”The student says she replied, “No.” She also claims that James touched her shoulder, which she pushed away before leaving the classroom.In addition, the teen told authorities she was not comfortable talking with James due to comments he had previously made to her.She recorded their phone conversation.A detective listened to the recording and heard the teacher ask the student, “Do you want me to touch you?”James apologized and said, “I shouldn’t have said that, I’m sorry,” the arrest report states.When police interviewed James the day after the classroom incident, he told them the student has a discipline problem and “he has been planning to have her removed from his class because she yells out, dances around, twerks, facetimes her boyfriend, as well as other disruptive behaviors.”His arrest report adds that when police asked James what his intentions were when he asked the girl, “Do you want to have sex?” he replied that “he was trying to warn her [REDACTED] about her behavior. He said he was not trying to be with her, he was asking her why she was behaving the way she was. He said he was trying to understand if she was trying to have sex with him.”James claims that he never touched the student.However, he later admitted to police that he was attracted to the 16-year-old, and she was allegedly attracted to him.“He admitted that he was attracted to her, and asked her if she wanted to have sex. He admitted that he thought about meeting with her outside of school for dinner and that he asked her if she wanted to do that,” the arrest report explains.The arrest report goes on to say that James called the student to his desk a week before and asked her out to dinner, as well as information about where she lives.On Nov. 18, James told the teen, “You’re getting fat, what you been doing? Have you been having sex?” the arrest report continues.School district police determined after a lengthy investigation that “Dean James solicited the victim for sexual conduct, for a relationship of a romantic nature, and for lewd conduct.”James was arrested and booked into the Palm Beach County Jail on Wednesday for an offense against a student by an authority figure. He bonded out a few hours later.The School District says he has been employed there since Feb. 14, 2018.A spokesperson adds that James was reassigned to a position that does not have any contact with children during the investigation.last_img read more

Nominations Open for 2018 Thurston County Sports Awards

first_imgFacebook2Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Thurston County’s Sports Commission | Experience Olympia & BeyondThurston County’s Sports Commission, a division of Experience Olympia & Beyond, presents the first annual Sports Awards. The awards recognize local athletes and game changers in our community.Community members get the chance to shine the light on local athletes from high school, college to recreation or senior leagues through seven awards. Do you know of an amazing athlete, team or coach that deserves recognition? Nominations are open until May 31, 2018 and can be submitted online at Winners will be announced at the 2018 Sports Awards from 6 p.m.-9 p.m. on June 19 at Indian Summer Golf & Country Club. For the full list of awards, see below.2018 Sports AwardsMen’s Sport Star of the Year (College) and Women’s Sport Star of the Year (College)Nominees must be a female or male athlete enrolled full-time at any time during the 2017-2018 school year in a Thurston County college or a native to Thurston County. Nominees must also have participated for a minimum of one year in at least one collegiate sport, exemplify strong leadership, dedication and sportsmanship with good school behavior.Boy’s Sport Star of the Year (High School) and Girl’s Sport Star of the Year (High School)Nominees must be a female or male athlete enrolled full-time in a Thurston County high school. Nominees must have participated for a minimum of one year in at least one high school sport, exemplify strong leadership, dedication and sportsmanship with good school behavior.Contributor of the YearNominees must be passionate about the growth and success of sports in Thurston County and can include coaches, nonprofit organizations providing sport access to community individuals and/or large monetary donors to sports initiatives. Nominees must have demonstrated commitment to sports for a minimum of one year.Sports Moment of the YearNominees can be a team or individual that has achieved national or local recognition for their sports moment during the 2017-2018 academic year. This moment would have taken place during a play in a single game or individual match or event for an individual or team. Nominees can include individuals with either inspiring stories, remarkable sports moments and or outstanding performances throughout the 2017-2018 season.Thurston County Sports LegendNominees must be an individual (over the age of 18) that was born or resided in Thurston County for a minimum of five years and must be passionate about the growth and success of sports in Thurston County. The nominee must have maintained and continue to maintain ties to Thurston County through philanthropic events and/or financial donations to support sports in the community. Ideally, nominees would have played either collegiate or professional sports or had a significant impact in the Thurston County sports community.last_img read more