Utopia Space in Fortitude Valley has officially turned the sod as construction kicks off on the 25 level, 300 residential apartment project.A FORTITUDE VALLEY residential development has started construction with young professionals snapping up apartments in the prime inner-city precinct.Utopia Space on Wickham St will eventually have 25 levels, making it one of the tallest buildings in the Valley and with prime rooftop entertaining space with skyline views.The project has been sitting on the backburner for a couple of years, waiting for the market to turn in its favour.Utopia Space in Fortitude ValleyUtopia development manager Bill Wang said the supply side of development in the area was cooling, with a number of other projects mothballed and building approval back to a historical average from its peak.“But the demand is still there, especially for high quality projects,” he said. “We believe that by the time we complete the construction, the market will be more balanced.“And job growth that has stemmed from the large number of commercial towers being constructed or proposed for the Valley will well support the project.”Utopia Space in Fortitude ValleyAimed at young professionals and downsizers, the $180 million Utopia Space will have 300 one, two and three-bedroom apartments starting from $399,000.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 agoThe rooftop space will provide an open air cinema and large barbecue communal area.With 80 per cent sold off-the-plan, construction is now underway, with the sod officially turned with red ribbon tied shovels, followed by dancing red lions.At the opening ceremony Central Ward councillor Vicki Ward spoke of the vibrant and growing suburb of Fortitude Valley and Sandt Developments Group chairman Tom Sun talked of his long time dream of Utopia Space that is about to come to fruition.Utopia Space in Fortitude ValleyDesigned by Queensland based Kowalski Architects and set to be built by well renowned Hutchinson Builders, Mr Wang said one of the key features that made Utopia Space stand out from the crowd was its location.“Location, location is always the number one priority when it comes to real estate,” he said.New apartments: Search for developments“Being central to the Valley precinct, Utopia is among some of the best Eastern and Western eateries and cultural hot spots.“It sits 100m from the Valley train station, has a number of bus routes it is proximity, public transport can never be this convenient.”Utopia Space in Fortitude ValleyMr Wang said the state of the art design and finishes would also set the development apart.Bi-folding doors open up to 90 per cent of the balcony space, and the project is using Japan’s most advanced nanoglass which shields heat by up to 67.1 per cent and keeps rooms up to 8.3 degrees cooler in summer.The advanced technology glass means that airconditioning costs are reduced and soft furnishings are protected from fading.
Medical Association opposes cannabis legalisation but backs civil penalties for drug possessionNZ Herald 8 May 2019Family First Comment: Who do you believe? Greens and Drug Foundation OR medical professionals? That’s easy. #VoteNo“The NZMA, which represents doctors in all areas of medicine, said cannabis was a harmful drug which caused a range of health and social harms at both the individual and community level. It did not condone the use of cannabis for recreational purposes and opposed legalisation.”The body which represents the country’s doctors says it remains opposed to legalising cannabis after the Government outlined plans for a public referendum on the issue next year.However, the New Zealand Medical Association said it was in favour of civil rather than criminal penalties for cannabis possession, saying it was consistent with goals to reduce harm related to the drug.The NZMA, which represents doctors in all areas of medicine, said cannabis was a harmful drug which caused a range of health and social harms at both the individual and community level.It did not condone the use of cannabis for recreational purposes and opposed legalisation, its members said in a statement today. The Government’s announcements about a referendum on legalising cannabis in 2020 had not changed this position.Chairwoman Kate Baddock said that in addition to physical harm, cannabis created social and psychological harm.“We are disappointed that the Government is not showing leadership on a matter that has far-reaching effects for all New Zealanders.“What we would like to see is the Government undertaking targeted initiatives to reduce the social inequalities that increase the risk of harm from drug use and meaningful investment into education and treatment programmes.READ MORE: https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12228985New Zealand Medical Association and Cannabis 2020 ReferendumNZ Doctor 8 May 2019 Cannabis is a harmful drug that causes a range of health and social harms at the individual and community level. NZMA does not condone the use of cannabis for recreational purpose and opposes legalisation. This position has not changed with the government’s announcement yesterday (Tuesday 7 May) of a 2020 cannabis legalisation referendum.NZMA strongly believes that cannabis use is a significant health and social issue. Furthermore, cannabis needs to be viewed in terms of social determinants and the social gradient where our most vulnerable people are at greater risk of drug harms.“In addition to the physical harm caused by cannabis its use creates social and psychological harm, particularly for younger people” says Dr Kate Baddock Chair of the NZMA, “and we are disappointed that the government is not showing leadership on a matter that has far-reaching effects for all New Zealanders. ““What we would like to see is the government undertaking targeted initiatives to reduce the social inequalities that increase the risk of harm from drug use and meaningful investment into education and treatment programmes. NZMA would also like to see a public education campaign to demonstrate that ‘soft’ or ‘recreational’ drugs, as any drug, can have serious and harmful effects.“NZMA believes that it is consistent with a principle of harm reduction for the possession of cannabis for personal use to attract civil penalties such as court orders requiring counselling and education (particularly for young and first-time offenders), or attendance at ‘drug courts’ which divert users from the criminal justice system into treatment.”https://www.nzdoctor.co.nz/article/undoctored/new-zealand-medical-association-and-cannabis-2020-referendum
“What an honor this is to be recognized for the contributions you have made to a major league sport,” said Gage, also the track manager in Roseville for four years. “It wouldn’t be possible without my family’s support and a great bunch of people who surround me.” “This is very cool,” said Kruse, also a nominated twice as promoter at Marshalltown Speedway. “The key thing we have always tried to do is make every night an event, whether through a race or sponsor or whatever. We want to give drivers and fans a reason to be there.” Gage becomes a first-time nominee for RPM’s Auto Racing Promoter of the Year award. Short track racing’s most prestigious award, the ARPY is given annually after voting by promoters. Recipient of the 44th ARPY will be announced Monday, Feb. 10 during the RPM Workshop in Daytona Beach, Fla. “Dennis Gage and the promotional team at 141 are both extremely deserving of their regional awards as well as their nominations for the ARPY,” said IMCA President Brett Root. “It’s good to see them recognized for their years of experience in the industry, as well as for their successful race programs.” The team at 141 Speedway in Francis Creek, Wis., tied for top honors in RPM’s Northern Region. Toby Kruse, Dan Ratajczak and Scott Ratajczak also won that prize outright in 2016 and 2017 and become three-time ARPY nominees. IMCA Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods run at both Silver Dollar and Marysville. Sanctioned divisions at 141 are the IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods. CHICO, Calif. – Dennis Gage, operator and promoter of California IMCA venues Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico and Marysville Raceway in Marysville has won the Southwest and Western Region promoter of the year award given by Racing Promotion Monthly. Gage, who has managed Chico for 10 years and Marysville for five years, has been involved in motorsports for more than 50 years starting in 1962. He has crewed, raced, been a track official and ended up taking on track publicity and announcing in 1973.
Pulis has not selected Berahino since August 15’s draw with Watford due to concerns over the 22-year-old’s state of mind. He now faces the difficult task of reintegrating a player who appeared more than ready to burn his bridges and – while he accepts Berahino’s desire to develop at the top level – he admits the striker will have to work hard to win over both team-mates and fans. Pulis told the Daily Mail: “Saido’s problem has been how he he’s gone about it. I spoke to Saido and told him not to get involved in anything else but football but again, unfortunately, he didn’t listen. By handing in a transfer request, he only antagonised the whole situation. “Respect has to be earned and Saido has to learn that lesson. West Brom have nurtured Saido’s career for over a decade, they deserve the utmost respect and at times unwillingly he has shown them little. He has to grow up and wise up to the fact that people at West Brom have supported him right from the beginning of his career. “It will be difficult to integrate Saido into this group. His attitude will be questioned. The supporters will also be looking for a player who wears their badge with commitment and honesty, they will want to see Saido showing the respect they deserve.” Regardless of those difficulties, Pulis is adamant Berahino’s threat to down tools will not come to pass and that his differences with Peace are separate from footballing concerns. ” His gripe is with Jeremy – as far as I’m concerned, he will play for West Brom again,” he said. ” I don’t think he will talk to Jeremy. The problem is that he thinks he is being used. Press Association Berahino was the subject of several bids from Tottenham during the transfer window and attempted to force through a move, first by submitting a transfer request and then with a tweet in which he threatened “I can officially say I will never play (for club chairman) Jeremy Peace”. He was granted a period of leave – during which he won few friends by tweeting a picture of himself on a private jet – but is due to return to training on Monday and manager Pulis then plans to speak to the player and his mother over dinner. “If you look at the club, Jeremy has sold players when it has suited him. Look at Shane Long, he sold him (to Hull last January) at a time when the club was left without a recognised forward. I think Saido thinks (Peace) is just looking at finances all the time.” Berahino scored 14 Barclays Premier League goals, and 20 in all competitions, last season but has played just twice so far in the new campaign, without finding the net. He earned his first call-up to the senior England squad in November for games against Slovenia and Scotland. Tony Pulis will welcome Saido Berahino back into his West Brom squad – but will do so with some strong words for the controversial striker.
Karateka Admir Zukan and judoka Larisa Cerić were chosen as the best athletes of Sarajevo Canton in 2012.The coach of the year is manager of BiH judo team Branislav Crnogorac.The most successful male team of Sarajevo Canton is Taekwondo club ‘Novi Grad’ and the most successful female team is football club ‘SFK 2000’.Tarik Hodžić received an award of ‘Bh. Legenda’.The event was held in Dom Mladih Skenderija in Sarajevo, last night.
James JordanSubmitted to Sumner Newscow â€” On Monday, September 22, James Jordan, editor of the Wellington Daily News, and former editor of the Arkansas City Traveler, will present the program â€œBuckskin Joeâ€. Â Jordan will share tales and true stories of one of South Central Kansasâ€™s early settlers and interesting characters to the Sumner County Historical and Genealogical Society members and guests at the Good Taste Chinese Buffet meeting room, 1311 E. 16th, Wellington.The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m.; the meal at 5:30 p.m..When James Jordan attended a story-telling seminar, he knew his next step was to find a character to portray.Jordan enjoyed reading old newspapers, so when he read about E.J. Hoyt, better known as Buckskin Joe, he knew he had found his character.â€œI kept seeing his ads,â€ Jordan said, â€œand I got to studying them a little bit. His ads were always really funny.â€â€œBuckskin Joe was a person of many talents,â€ Jordan said, adding that he was a Canadian citizen who fought in the Civil War and that earned him citizenship and a land grant. And the land grant brought him to Kansas and the Arkansas City area.â€œBuckskin Joe was one of the original settlers to found Arkansas City in 1870â€ Jordan said, â€œHe settled on the Walnut River, two miles from where the city was founded.â€Jordan said that Buckskin Joe worked as an Indian scout, performed in a circus, and later traveled in Wild West Shows with Pawnee Bill.Jordan said that among Buckskin Joeâ€™s many interests were his grocery store in Arkansas City, and his gymnasium, where he practiced gymnastics. Jordan added that Buckskin Joe walked a tight rope across the main street in Arkansas City in the 1880â€™s.â€œThe Museum at Ark City actually has his balancing pole,â€ Jordan said.“He was also a self-taught musician,â€ Jordan said, adding that he called himself a professor of music, claimed he could play 17 instruments, and started the Arkansas City Municipal Band, one of the oldest bands in the state that has continuously operated.According to the June 26,Â 1878 Arkansas City Traveler newspaper, Buckskin Joe and his band were to spend July 4, 1878 in Wellington â€œto give the people of that burg a taste of good music.â€â€œHe also was heavily into gold mining and seemed to have a knack for finding it,â€ Jordan said, â€œhe made a fortune in the Colorado gold mines, and claimed to have found gold near Arkansas City, but said it was too small of an amount to be mined.â€Jordan said that after about 1880 he spent his summers in Colorado mining gold and his winters in Kansas teaching music.Â Then about 1900, he moved to California, where he lived until he died in 1918.â€œHe was just an amazing character,â€ Jordan said.Follow us on Twitter.
“100 Club” Weekly Private Members DrawWinners for week 15:1st Prize: Ronnie Gamble2nd prize: Olive Strain3rd Prize: Fergal O’HaganWeek 16 Winners:1st Prize: Don Brennan2nd Prize: Ann O’Donnell3rd Angeline BrennanWeek 17 Winners:1st Prize: Shane Curran2nd Prize: Helena Gibson3rd Prize: Kevin GallagherWeek 18 Winners:1st Prize: Una Ross2nd Prize: Kelsey Gallagher3rd Prize: Paul FaganThe Family Resource Centre would like to thank all those who have subscribed to the draw; your support is greatly appreciated. You could be one of the lucky winners next week!A few lines have become available for the draw so if you would like the opportunity to be in with a one-in-three chance of winning a weekly prize please contact us on 074-9145796/087-364150 Little smiles with big dreamsLittle Smiles with Big Dreams is a parent and toddler group that meets every Wednesday morning at 10:30am – 12 noon in the Family Resource Centre. Anyone who is in care of a child where it is an aunt / uncle/ child-minder or grandparent is welcome. The kiddies can get involved in Messy play, free play, story time and music time where the adult can enjoy a cuppa tea and meet other adults. Parent and Toddler are a great way to enhance your little one confidence and meet others their age.A light lunch is provided and a small cost of 50 cent per family.Raphoe Walking GroupThe Walking Group meets every Thursday morning at 10.30am. All abilities are catered for. And an important element of the group is coming in afterwards to have a chat and a cuppa!Young Carers GroupAre you a young carer? Do you help to take care for someone at home who has an illness, disability, substance misuse, mental health difficulty or bereavement? The Loft Youth Project hosts a Young Carers Group for 12-18 year olds on Saturday mornings at 16-18 Port Road, Letterkenny. For further information please contact 074 9129630 or 087 1255246.Raphoe Boxing Club Plans are firmly in place for the club’s annual boxing showpiece which will place in the Deele College Sports Pavilion on Saturday 7th November when the Raphoe club will host one of England’s premier boxing clubs, Tenbury Wells B.C., who will spend five days in Raphoe. Head Coach and matchmaker Gary McCullagh will have fourteen quality contests down for decision on the night that will feature a number of Irish and English champions. Very special thanks go to all the generous sponsors of this tournament and to all the business people of Raphoe and surrounding areas for their generosity. More details of this major tournament will appear in the local press in the coming months.Raphoe Tidy Towns C.E Project Job Vacancies for September 2015 For 7 General Operatives with Raphoe Tidy Towns & 1 Community Newsletter Assistant.The above vacancies will be available with Raphoe Tidy Towns DSP Community Employment Project in September 2015. Hours per week 19.5. If you are interested please contact the Supervisor at the Volt House Office on 9145692 or 0879473527 for further information on the vacancies or call into the Tidy Towns Office for an application form.Please note that the Dept. of Social Protection Community Employment eligibility criteria applies to all posts offered by Raphoe Tidy Towns Ltd. You are free to do other part time work over and above your time on C.E.Please note that items for the Raphoe Notes should be placed in the box provided in the Post Office on or before 12 noon on Fridays. Items can also be emailed to [email protected] or handed in to the Family Resource Centre, William Street. Items should be submitted at least one week in advance of publication of local press.DD LOCAL: RAPHOE PLANNING TO CELEBRATE 60 YEARS AT ST EUNANS NS was last modified: July 24th, 2015 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:donegalRAPHOE LOCAL NOTES RAPHOE NOTESRaphoeSt. Eunan’s National School 60 Year CelebrationsSt Eunan’s NS, Raphoe are celebrating their 60 year anniversary. We will be hosting the celebrations in September/ October 2015. This is a perfect opportunity to promote local history to our children in a fun and interesting way. We are looking for local people to help us organise the event and to pass on their expertise on the history of the school. If you are interested contact Anita Keeve at St Eunan’s NS, on 074 91 45764. As part of this event the children are tracing past pupils all around the world and indeed Ireland. If you have a relative or friend who is a past pupil and who does not now live in Raphoe, it would be great if you could encourage them to send the students a postcard telling us about where they now live and their memories of St Eunan’s NS.