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Redefining luxury retirement living on the Gold Coast

first_imgA unique vertical retirement village consisting of three six-storey apartment buildings co-located alongside Burleigh Golf Club’s 10th tee looks set to redefine retirement living on the Gold Coast.RetireAustralia’s The Verge at Burleigh G.C., to be built in three stages, will feature both contemporary independent living apartments and care apartments for those requiring a higher level of in-home support.The six-storey apartments look set to redefine retirement living. Picture: Artist’s impression of The Verge at Burleigh GC.With more than 40 per cent of stage one secured through expressions of interest, The Verge looks set to redefine retirement living in metropolitan areas.RetireAustralia’s Chief Executive Officer Dr Brett Robinson said the trend towards luxury downsizing into vertical retirement living heralded an exciting new choice for today’s seniors, allowing them to pursue a better lifestyle while remaining connected to neighbourhoods they know and love.Featuring floor-to-ceiling windows to make the most of the surrounding views, the apartments are pet-friendly and include spacious balconies, high-quality inclusions and age-friendly designs.The apartments make the most of the golf course views. Picture: Artist’s impression of a living room at The Verge at Burleigh G.C.“The Verge community offers residents the best of all worlds, from the freedom of low-maintenance living to spectacular views, security and easy access to all the established services they need. It’s also helping to fix an undersupply of quality retirement living options for Gold Coast residents,” he said.Dr Robinson said more than 17,000 people aged over 65 were living within five kilometres of Burleigh Golf Club but there were fewer than 300 retirement dwellings in the area.“As an infill development, The Verge is a great option for retirees in the Burleigh region wanting to stay close to their family and support networks as they age,” he said.The Verge is a great option for retirees wanting to stay close to their family and support networks. Picture: Artist’s impression of The Verge at Burleigh G.C.Community spaces will include a rooftop terrace, resident’s bar and a wellness hub with a gymnasium, indoor and outdoor activity areas, salon, café and lush gardens, all within walking distance of the existing Burleigh Golf Club clubhouse.Located close to beaches and some of the Gold Coast’s best dining experiences, shopping and entertainment hubs, The Verge has been designed to offer active seniors a community that encourages them to age positively.Residents at The Verge at Burleigh G.C. are a short drive from the Gold Coast Seniors Tennis Club and Pizzey Park Sporting Complex. Picture: Supplied“Over 65s shouldn’t have to compromise in their retirement years and at The Verge they can have luxury living, beautiful views, a coastal lifestyle and a range of accessible care services when and if they need it,” Dr. Robinson said.Judi Hutchison, Senior Development Manager at RetireAustralia, said The Verge offered many benefits over standard apartment living because it had been specifically designed to allow residents to live independently for longer.The apartments have been designed with flexibility to support residents as they age. Picture: Artist’s impression of a bathroom at The Verge at Burleigh G.C.This includes a range of features under the Livable Housing Australia standard such as wider corridors and doorways, step-free shower recesses and reinforced bathroom walls allowing the future safe installation of grab rails.“Everything in the apartments have been carefully considered to create a sense of wellbeing, from the open floorplan to the light-filled orientation, as well as the benefits of golf course views opening up to the horizon,’’ Ms. Hutchison said.“There are also many benefits of living beside a golf course thanks to the beautiful green landscaping that is perfectly maintained all year round, and the peace and relaxed pace of life. The location also offers an idyllic spot for early morning strolls, and a great opportunity to live with people at a similar life stage.’’The Verge at Burleigh GC offers residents a chance to live in an idyllic setting alongside people in a similar life stage. Picture: SuppliedThe Verge at Burleigh G.C. is priced from $530,000 with the sales suite located in the Burleigh Golf Club, 114 Albion Avenue in Miami for interested buyers. Construction has begun on the independent living apartments in stage one and is expected to be completed by late 2020.last_img read more

Football News Manchester United Win Emotional Game In Partizan Belgrade In Europa League, Arsenal Survive

first_imgParis: Nicolas Pepe came off the bench to rescue Arsenal at home against Vitoria Guimaraes with two late free kicks in the Europa League on Thursday. Arsenal came from behind to win 3-2 and stay perfect in Group F. They are one of only two teams on nine points from three games, along with Sevilla, who beat Dudelange of Luxembourg 3-0 in Group A. Manchester United are one of the teams on seven points and need just one more win to ensure they qualify from Group L after eking out a 1-0 win against Partizan on an emotional day in Belgrade. Celtic came from a goal down to beat Lazio 2-1 in Glasgow and remain top of Group E. PSV Eindhoven were held 0-0 at home by Linz but still lead Group D Rangers drew 1-1 in Porto in Group G while Wolves beat Slovan 2-1 in Bratislava in Group K and both are in contention. At the Emirates, Arsenal made 10 changes from the team that lost at Sheffield United on Monday in the Premier League. For much of the match, they looked even worse. Arsenal dominated possession but were outshot 14-11. They made the worst possible start, falling behind after nine minutes to a goal by a former Tottenham player. In the ninth minute, Marcus Edwards, once compared by Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino to a young Lionel Messi, fired a shot under Emiliano Martinez.Brazilian teenager Gabriel Martinelli replied with a header but Vitoria regained the lead before half time with a goal from Bruno Duarte. With Arsenal’s young strikers struggling, Pepe, who had not yet scored a goal from open play for the Gunners, came on in the 64th minute. After 80 minutes he curled a free kick inside the far post. He repeated the trick three minutes into added time to secure the victory. “It’s important for Pepe,” said Arsenal manager Unai Emery of his big summer signing. “He can gain confidence from tonight. When he scores it’s good for him and the team.” Seven Manchester United players were among the 23 who died in the Munich plane crash in 1958 and United played in Belgrade once since then, when they lost a European Cup semi-final to Partizan in 1966. (Getty Images)In Belgrade, Manchester United held a ceremony to remember the ‘Busby Babes’, and then won away for the first time since March Anthony Martial scored the only goal with a penalty kick after 43 minutes, but the hosts had eight strikes on target to just three by United. The game marked the return to the ground where Matt Busby’s famous team of youngsters played their last game, a European Cup quarter-final against Red Star in February 1958. Their plane crashed in Munich on the way home and seven United players were among the 23 who died. United had only played in Belgrade once since then, when they lost a European Cup semi-final to Partizan in 1966. ‘Hostile environment’ On Thursday afternoon, United held a commemoration ceremony where former players Bryan Robson and Mickey Thomas laid a wreath on the pitch at the Partizan Stadium and vice-chairman Ed Woodward gave a speech. “As soon as the draw happened, our attention turned to wanting to remember those who lost their lives in 1958,” he said. “This was the last place, on this very ground, against Red Star Belgrade, when they played as a team together.”For the match, United made eight changes from the team that drew at home with Liverpool on Sunday. Teenagers Brandon Williams and James Garner came into the team. In the 43rd minute, Williams burst into the Partizan box and drew wild tackles from two home defenders. Martial rolled the penalty into the corner of the goal. “We expected a hostile environment but we got the win,” said United defender Phil Jones. “I thought Garner and Williams were outstanding.”Also Read | Manchester United Survive League Cup Scare, West Ham Knocked OutIn a game in Bratislava, played in an unusual atmosphere after Slovan side-stepped a stadium ban for racism by giving 21,000 tickets to children, Wolves fought back from a goal down to win 2-1. Andraz Sporar gave the home team an 11th minute lead. Romain Saiss levelled in the 58th minute with a low shot that bobbled through goalie Dominik Greif’s legs Six minutes later, Vernon DeMarco gave Raul Jimenez a shove in front of goal and the Wolves striker scored the winner from the resulting penalty.  For all the Latest Sports News News, Football News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

GAA NOTES: URRIS

first_imgGAA Bingo – Its Christmas and from this Thursday 1st December there will the usual Christamas side prizes so come along and enjoy the Christmas craic every Thursday Night At 9pm In St Marys Hall Clonmany Everyone WelcomeMatch & Win for 1/12/2011 No jackpot winner last week this weeks will rise to €2,580.00 numbers drawn were 6,9,12,15 the €15 consolation prizes went to Kathleen Houten Chapel Glen,Cassie McColgan Glengad,Ann Devlin Annagh,Mickey Grant Magheramore, Jim McDermott Gortfad.Under 8,s Presentation Night will be held in St Marys Hall Clonmany on Saturday 10th December from 4.30pm til 5.30pm any questions contact Susan 0863945954. Urris GAA (Underage) Christmas Draw tickets now on sale 1st Prize €100 Hamper 2nd Meal for two 3rd Bottle Whiskey 4th Box Chocolates 5th 2 Bottles wine. €2.00 a ticket Book of 6 €10 see club members for tickets draw will take place in St Marys Hall on 22nd December.Duck Race – Our Annual St Stephens Day Duck Race will be taking place the Ducks are now on sale further details in next weeks notes.Foundation Coaching Course:- The Inishowen Board are looking for names of people interested in doing a Foundation coaching course in the early part of 2012.The course is usually run over two sessions which includes one evening and a full day session. Child protection is also included as part of the course and is a prerequisite to qualify overall.Any one intending to help with coaching teams for the club in 2012 should have this minimum level of proficiency.Anyone interested in doing the course should contact John Friel 0860523550 or David Hession 0860538537 as soon as possible.Urris Presentation Nights -Congratulations to all the award winners at the recent Senior and Underage presentations nights. Thanks to everyone who attended and to anyone who helped out in anyway on either night. Thanks to John Diver and John Cook for all the photos, which can be viewed on the club web site www.urris.gaa.ie. Colaisti Inis Eoghain Awards Well done to Aaron Friel on being selected Colaisti Inis Eoghain Player of the Year for 2011. Aaron was one of four Urris players who were part of the Rannafast Cup squad this year. The team took another great step forward when making it through to the knockout phase of the competition this year.Club Merchandise – The final orders for Christmas must be placed before Tuesday 6th December and the New Club Jersey and hat are now available in Centra, the club has a range of merchandise available in all sizes polo shirts hoodies jackets and not forgetting the all important urris hat for the coming winter a great Christmas stocking filler contact Alan on 0879029672.New Club Website is up and running at www.urris.gaa.ie so check it out for all the clubs up to date news.Any items for the notes please send to [email protected] or text to Liz O’Neill on 0863858629 before 9pm on Sunday evening.GAA NOTES: URRIS was last modified: December 5th, 2011 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:URRIS GAA noteslast_img read more

Hughes: Julio Cesar is as good as Schmeichel and Southall

first_imgMark Hughes says QPR’s Julio Cesar is among the best goalkeepers he has ever seen.The Rangers boss, a former Manchester United colleague of Peter Schmeichel and international team-mate of Everton legend Neville Southall, believes Cesar is as good as them both in their prime.“Over the years I had the pleasure of playing with the likes of Schmeichel and Southall, and he’s right up there,” Hughes said.“It’s not only his ability as a keeper. His mentality in the dressing room is huge for us and that’s a benefit we’ll tap into.“He understands what it takes and he drives people around him. He inspires people with his manner and his presence.“He’s on a par with the top keepers in the world in my view.”Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img

Brand South Africa supports the Siyabangena Seminars in KwaMashu

first_imgJohannesburg, Tuesday 21 September – Brand South Africa, through its flagship programme Play Your Part, supports the Siyabangena Seminars that aim to empower young entrepreneurs. The Siyabangena Seminars will take place on Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 September 2015 in KwaMashu, KwaZulu Natal.Brand South Africa’s Play Your Part programme is a nationwide initiative created to inspire, encourage and celebrate active citizenship in South Africa. The Siyabangena Seminars are an example of how young people are playing their part in their communities by taking responsibility to address issues related to youth development. Brand South Africa stands behind this initiative because it demonstrates active citizenship.Following the successful 2015 launch of the Siyabangena Seminars earlier this year at Soweto Theatre in partnership with The City of Johannesburg, the seminars are now headed to KwaZulu-Natal in KwaMashu.This September, budding entrepreneurs can expect to engage with successful business leaders like Clive Manci, founding CEO of Oteo Investment Holdings and former president of the South African Chamber of Commerce as well as Jabulani Ngcobo entrepreneur and CEO of CashflowPro.Attendees will also engage with  Mpume Langa, Head ABSA Private Bank KZN and Chairperson of Businesswomen’s Association DBN; Brian Mpono, Project Director of 1Source Group; DJ Tira CEO of Afrotainment; Ramsay Daly, Marketing Director of iKhokha.com and many others.The Siyabangens Seminars were founded by two young entrepreneurs, CEO Sbusiso Hlongwane, and Director Sinenhlanhla Mkhize. The Siyabangena Seminars are held in townships and are aimed at empowering young black entrepreneurs by bringing high-end speakers and entrepreneurs into their hometowns.Topics will range from starting your business, marketing your business, building strategic partnerships, how women can conquer male-dominated environments, legal matters, building successful brands and how to persevere in the quest for successful entrepreneurship.Media is invited to attend as follows:Date:Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 September 2015Time: 09h00Venue: Ekhaya Multi Arts Centre, K-CAP theatre in KwaMashu B SectionCost: R100 per day (pre-sale) and R150 at the door. Students enter free upon presentation of a student card.RSVP: Please confirm your attendance with Boitumelo Mpete on [email protected]last_img read more

Play Your Part episode 13: get involved

first_imgEpisode 13 of Play Your Part features Maimane Alfred Phiri, Kass Naidoo and Pamela K Bess. Here’s how you can get involved with them and their initiatives.Maimane Alfred Phiri represented South Africa at the football World Cup in France in 1998. The former football star is the founder of the Maimane Alfred Phiri Games. (Images: Brand South Africa)Brand South Africa reporterBorn and bred in Alexandra in Johannesburg, Maimane Phiri started a social responsibility project in 2001 to involve youngsters in sports such as football.The former football star is one of the guests featured on episode 13 of the Play Your Part TV series, which airs on Saturday, 9 December 2017 at 18:00 on SABC2.Here’s how you can get involved with Phiri’s initiative, as well as with the other guests on this week’s episode:Maimane PhiriPhiri is the founder of the Maimane Alfred Phiri Games, or MAP Games, as well as the Maimane Alex Development Foundation which hosts the games, an annual winter football tournament. For Women’s Month, the foundation also focused on other sport codes such as netball, athletics and basketball.Contact detailsWebsite: mapgames.co.zaTwitter: @MAP_gamesalexKass NaidooNaidoo publishes news of women in sport and in South Africa. Her online initiative, gsport4girls, celebrates women in sport by hosting an annual awards.Contact detailsWebsite: kassnaidoo.co.za and gsport.co.zaTwitter: @KassNaidoo and @gsport4girlsPamela K BessSocial entrepreneur Bess has a passion for media development and entrepreneurship. She is the founder of Abesu Media and Communications, DoTV Africa and Positive Vibez NPC. Through these initiatives she provides training and development opportunities that promote entrepreneurship.Contact detailsWebsite: dotvafrica.co.za and FacebookTwitter: @PamelaKBess and @DoTVAfricaPlay Your Part is broadcast at 18:00 on Saturdays on SABC2.To get involved in playing your part in South Africa:Check out the conversation on Twitter: #GetInvolved; orFind out about initiatives on Play Your Part here.Tell us how you Play Your Part through our social media channels:Follow us on Twitter: @PlayYourPartSA;Follow Brand South Africa on Twitter: @Brand_SA;Like us on Facebook: Official Brand South Africa.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

NCGA corn yield contest harvest forms online

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest With harvest beginning across the country, the National Corn Growers Association reminds farmers that online harvest forms for the 2017 National Corn Yield Contest are available online for those who entered the contest. While the harvest information form deadline may seem distant, entrants are asked to report within two weeks of their final yield check or by Nov. 17, whichever comes first.“While harvest is only just kicking off for many, it is important to keep contest rules regarding harvest form submissions in mind. We ask contest applicants to submit harvest forms within two weeks of their final yield check to allow NCGA staff adequate time to thoroughly review each form,” said Brent Hostetler, Stewardship Action Team Chair. “The National Corn Yield Contest plays a significant role in recognizing excellence and finding new, more productive techniques. We hope that growers continue to support the contest by seeing their entry through and submitting their completed harvest data forms.”The online harvest form is available to both farmers and seed representatives using the same login process as the initial entry form. Login does require submission of the entrant’s NCGA membership number.NCGA moved to a solely online harvest entry documentation platform in 2015. To complete the form, entrants will upload weigh tickets and yield calculations worksheet that details the number of rows harvested and length of each pass. Prior to upload, both documents must be signed by the contest supervisor. This year a tutorial video is available online.For half of a century, NCGA’s National Corn Yield Contest has provided corn growers the opportunity to compete with their colleagues to grow the most corn per acre, helping feed and fuel the world. This has given participants not only the recognition they deserved, but the opportunity to learn from their peers.Winners receive national recognition in publications such as the NCYC Corn Yield Guide, as well as cash trips or other awards from participating sponsoring seed, chemical and crop protection companies. The winners will be honored during Commodity Classic 2018 in Anaheim, Calif.For access to contest information and a detailed list of the entry and harvest rules, click here.Click here for the 2017 National Corn Yield Contest Online Harvest Form.last_img read more

gigantesque – The Big One (GC5Q8N) – Geocache of the Week

first_imgShare with your Friends:More No big deal, just walking into a geocache. Photo by geocacher patafix86Geocache Name:gigantesque – The Big One (GC5Q8N)Difficulty/Terrain Rating:1/1.5Why this is the Geocache of the Week:The first souvenir for the Geocaching Road Trip ’15 is Fun with Favorites: find any geocache with 10+ Favorite Points to earn it. After finding this geocache, you’ll not only have the new souvenir, you’ll also be one of the few geocachers who can truthfully say, “I’ve walked around inside a geocache.”What geocachers have to say:“What a super cache. Thanks to the owners for allowing it. Must be a tourist pull!Well done Johnny-Vegas. TFTC” – creditdog“It is a great moment of geocaching and a very beautiful discovery. I do not know how to express all this without revealing it too much. As a result, I would content with inviting the other players to come to discover this “box” and to see what it contains. A warm congratulations and thank you for this outstanding geocache.” – cukcelte“Wow!!! What a beauty, This must be the largest cache we are ever likely to see. Thanks for the welcome from Johnny Vegas. Nice to have met you. We will try and visit this cache again and bring more stuff.” – DaiGymWhat the geocache owner, Johnny-Vegas, has to say:“I wanted to be more involved with Geocaching so my mind started ticking over with ideas. It’s the way I am, quite imaginative and some say over imaginative!Our new home came with a 7.5 tonne DAF lorry parked up in the barn. It was registered in the UK and so very difficult to re-register it here in France. There is already plenty of storage and outbuildings so another “store room” was not really required.I decided to convert the lorry and it’s massive box on the back to be a cache container but I didn’t want it to just look like a half-hearted attempt. So decided to paint it a deep green colour just like an ammo box, I had vinyl lettering made to create a geocaching.com label in extra large letters. Camouflage netting was placed over the cab to “blend” it into the background and a camouflage interior design was created.I really wanted it to look and feel like a cache container and not the back of an old truck.With the cache being located within our grounds I get to meet other cachers and share their experiences which is wonderful. Reading their feedback tells me they are really happy with finding the cache (not hard to locate!) but also sharing their excitement with me, it really is great fun.”Photos:So, are they considered swag now? Photo by francoizikA happy family outside the container. Photo by Les moregansA giant logbook to match the cache. Photo by geocacher C2iCWhat’s the largest geocache you’ve ever found? Post your photos in the comments.Continue to explore some of the most engaging geocaches around the globe. Check out all the Geocaches of the Week on the Geocaching blog. If you would like to nominate a Geocache of the Week, just fill out this form. Thanks! SharePrint RelatedRubik’s Cache (GC5YGFM) – Geocache of the WeekJuly 30, 2015In “Geocache of the Week”By the light of the silvery moon (GC1BT32) — Geocache of the WeekAugust 13, 2015In “Geocache of the Week”The Ultimate Hiding Tool — Swiss Army Knife of Geocache Containers (GC53TZQ) — Geocache of the WeekSeptember 17, 2014In “Community”last_img read more

Cooperative Extension provides programs and resources to help improve the financial well-being of individuals and families

first_imgMoney matters, which is why Cooperative Extension provides programs and resources to help improve the financial well-being of our nations individuals and families.Finance programs and resources for all ages Financial programs and resources provided by your Cooperative Extension are filled with articles, videos, and other sources of research-based information, meeting the needs of our youth through the senior adult years.Our pilot statesCheck out all the programs and resources Cooperative Extension has to offer in our pilot states:FloridaIndianaMarylandMinnesotaMississippiNew MexicoOklahomaConnect with your county Cooperative ExtensionHave a finance question that you can’t seem to find the answer for? Call your county Cooperative Extension and connect with an Extension expert.last_img