Phase two of the $500M Ecco Ripley development is gearing up

first_imgSekisui House has just opened for pre-sale registration, phase two of its $500 million masterplanned development at Ecco Ripley.PHASE two of the $500 million Ecco Ripley development has opened for registrations following a strong run of sales this year.Developed by Sekisui House, Ecco Ripley has already yielded more than $12.5 million of sales in the first quarter with nearly 80 per cent owner-occupiers.Phase two — Lighthaven — will mark the second major phase of the development, offering 300sq m to 450sq m lots with the buyers given the option to build a home designed by Sekisui House or contract a builder of their choice.Ecco Ripley sales manager Scott Blaney said Lighthaven was expected to continue the momentum from the first phase “Brooking Rise” and benefit from it location, only a short walk to the $1.5 billion Ripley Town Centre.“With the first stage of the Town Centre well under way, Ecco Ripley is becoming increasingly sought-after by homebuyers,” Blaney said. Sekisui House display home.The $40 million first stage of the Town Centre is scheduled to be completed early 2018.“Lighthaven will offer the closest housing to the Town Centre within the entire Ecco Ripley masterplanned community, or the entire Ripley Valley for that matter, and it offers the last opportunity to purchase land before the Town Centre opens,” Blaney said.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home4 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor4 hours ago“The value proposition offered by the Town Centre, as well as access to green open space, has been a compelling story for many buyers.“They are also drawn by diversity in product choice and the sustainability of Ecco Ripley which is the only community in the greater Ipswich area to achieve a Five Star Green Star Communities rating.”Ecco Ripley is being developed by Sekisui House, one of the largest residential groups in the world with a proven track record for taking a holistic approach to community design.More than 750 residents currently live at Ecco Ripley or are in the process of building their home in the emerging community. Sekisui House display home.A diverse range of housing options are planned for the Lighthaven precinct.“We’re expecting Lighthaven to become a lifestyle address for everyone from first-home buyers, second-plus home buyers and downsizers,” Blaney said.Check out these luxury developments…Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:41Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:41 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreencheck out developments virtually!00:41 Related videos 00:41check out developments virtually!01:60Sneak peak inside Hawksburn Place Residences02:02Sneak peak: FV building03:05The Converted: Boot Factory01:30Dream Home: North Sydney00:45Dream Architecture: Mandalay HouseThe first release of Lighthaven will include 38 lots priced from $172,000, with land sizes ranging from 300sq m to 450sq m.Sekisui House also has a range of homes that are currently under construction or ready to move in, including terraces duplexes, and a limited release of park fronting double storey homes available in the Brooking Rise neighbourhood.Lighthaven will be surrounded by more than 10ha of open space with homes no more than 200m from parks and open space.last_img read more

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Next Geosolutions Launches Next UKCS

first_imgNext Geosolutions has launched a new division, Next Geosolutions UK Continental Shelf (Next UKCS), following its acquisition of RMS Submarine in 2017. Operating within the cable and renewables industries, Next UKCS will provide solutions to the operations and maintenance market.In line with Next Geosolutions’ growth strategy, Next UKCS has re-located to larger offices within Norwich, the east of England’s energy hub, and plans to increase its workforce by the end of Q2.Next Geosolutions’ CEO, Giovanni Ranieri, said: “Next UKCS opens up many new and exciting possibilities for Next Geosolutions, allowing us to enhance our capabilities and offer unrivalled multidisciplinary expertise.“The acquisition of RMS Submarine was a tactical move within our EMEA growth strategy, and part of our long-term goal to offer clients high quality solutions which meet their demands.“We are confident that this development will be hugely beneficial for both companies. Together, we share not only a natural synergy in terms of service offering and market focus, but also an appetite for success, ambition and drive.”last_img read more

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USACE: Public Meeting on Carolina Beach Nourishment Study

first_imgImage source: USACEThe U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Wilmington District, hosted a public meeting at the Carolina Beach Town Hall in Council Chambers yesterday to gather public input for the Carolina Beach nourishment study.USACE is currently authorized for beach nourishment projects in Carolina Beach through 2020.They are now preparing a Carolina Beach Coastal Storm Risk Management Beach Renourishment Evaluation Report with an integrated environmental assessment.Completion of this study and subsequent federal authorization could allow continuance of cost shared periodic beach nourishments through 2029 (subject to funding).Comments and concerns raised at this meeting will be considered during the preparation of the study and environmental assessment.[mappress mapid=”24950″]last_img

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Guyana to get US$40 million in forest protection funds

first_img Share Share Sharing is caring! 14 Views   no discussions NewsRegional Guyana to get US$40 million in forest protection funds by: – April 2, 2011center_img by Global News StaffPresident Bharrat Jagdeo (L) pictured here with Norway’s Minister of Environment and International Development, Erik Solheim, at Guyana’s Kaietur Falls.GEORGETOWN, Guyana — The priority projects under Guyana’s revolutionary Low Carbon Development Strategy (LCDS) will become a reality this year with development partner Norway announcing its readiness to release a tranche of forest protection funds.The Guyana Chronicle reported that President Bharrat Jagdeo, during a joint press conference he hosted at State House in Georgetown on Thursday night with visiting Norwegian Minister of Environment and International Development, Erik Solheim, stressed that the Guyana REDD Investment Fund is safe as regards fiduciary oversight and noted that the projects to be funded will be carried out in accordance to the strictest standards.This assurance by the president coincided with the simultaneous announcement by Solheim that Norway will live up to its part of the agreement and contribute another US$40 million to Guyana for 2011. The country has already released its US$30 million for 2010 under the agreement.Solheim also pointed out that the two countries need to find ways of speeding up the way the money is disbursed into the Guyanese economy, while at the same time having the necessary mechanisms in place when it comes to anti-corruption and environmental and social safeguards. Tweet Sharelast_img read more

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India arrests senior Kashmir leader under controversial law

first_imgNational Conference president Farooq Abdullah addresses his supporters during an election campaign rally in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir. AP FarooqAbdullah, 81, who also was the former chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir, wasarrested at his residence in Srinagar, the summer capital and main city of thedisputed Himalayan region. “We havearrested him, and a committee will decide how long the arrest will be,” saidMuneer Khan, a top police official. (AP)center_img NEW DELHI – AParliament member who is a senior pro-India politician in Indian-controlledKashmir was arrested Monday under a controversial law that allows authoritiesto imprison someone for up to two years without charge or trial.last_img

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Bulldogs Tracksters Successful At EC Invite

first_imgWhat an awesome and very fun night it was for the Batesville High School track and field teams as they competed at the 6 team East Central Invitational Friday night.  Batesville claimed 9 individual championships and 4 relay championships on the night. The relays were exciting as all 4 came down to the final stretch. The meet also awarded an overall MVP for both the boys and the girls for the athlete that scored the most points for the\night and I am proud to report that both of these athletes were wearing the big “B” on their jersey, representing Batesville High School well.The MVP’s for the night were freshman, Stephanie Nobbe and senior John Moody. The Batesville men’s team were the overall champions for the night out scoring their opponents by over 30 points.(see picture) They looked amazing! Final points for the guys were: BHS-166, East Central-134, Franklin County-98, Oldenburg Academy-59,Greensburg-32 and South Dearborn-5. The ladies have been battling some injuries, but many others stepped up to the plate and had some great performances, however, the dogs finished a little short just 16 points behind the Trojans. Final totals for thegirls were: East Central-148, BHS-132, Greensburg-115, Franklin County-60, Oldenburg Academy-46 and South Dearborn-2.Individual and relay champions for the Bulldogs included:  Garrett Wagner: 110m hurdles (15.57) and 300m hurdles (40.3); John Moody: 200m dash (23.04) and 400m dash (52.12); Stephanie Nobbe: 100m dash (12.99) and 200m dash (26.92)Zach Mears: 100m dash (11.35); Connor Bell: 800m run (2:04.35); Samantha Heidlage: Discus (108’2”); 4 x 800 relay of: Caleb Moster, Michael Ripperger, Quinten Gowdy and Connor Bell (8:23.95); 4 x 100m relay of: Garrett Wagner, Jacob Koehne, CJ Thomas and Zach Mears (45.37); and 4 x 400m relays of: Garrett Wagner, Connor Bell, Ian Yorn and John Moody (3:33.23) and Clare Bruns, Madeleine Robben, Audrey Hall and Haylee Harmeyer (4:16.66).Earning runner up for the night were:  Caleb Moster-1600m run and 3200m run; Haylee Harmeyer-400m dash; Clare Bruns-300m hurdles; Morgan Meyer-200m dash; and Nathan Bedel-pole vault.3rd place finishers were:  Clare Bruns-100m hurdles; Sophie Meadows-100m dash; Madeleine Robben-400m dash; Sarah Poltrack-800m run; Quinten Gowdy-800m ; run; Clay Yeaton-3200m run; Kevin Bedel-shot put; Samanthan Heidlage-shot put; Morgan Meyer-high jump; and John Moody-long jump.Those earning 4th place were:  Ian Yorn-400m dash; Henry Lipinski-300m hurdles; Adam Bedel-high jump; Kevin Bedel-discus; John Gerstbauer-long jump; Alison Muckerheide-long jump; and Robert Strobel-pole vault.5th place finishers for the night were:  Nathan Bedel-110m hurdles; Sarah Poltrack-1600m run; Kasey Barrett-300m hurdles; Kevin Bedel-high jump; and Stephanie Nobbe-long jump.And finishing out the scoring with 6th place were:  Emma Gausman-1600m run; Hannah Canady-high jump; Adam Bedel-discus; Katherine Roell-shot put; andLexi Hatcher-pole vault.Now for our incredible list of personal bests for the evening. Everyone is progressing nicely as Conference is just two weeks away followed closely by Sectionals. PRís by event are:  100m dash-Zach Mears and Stephanie Nobbe; 200m dash-John Moody, Staphanie Nobbe and Morgan Meyer; 400m dash-Haylee Harmeyer and Madeleine Robben; 800m run-Quinten Gowdy; 1600m run: Caleb Moster and Michael Ripperger; 3200m run: Clay Yeaton; 110/100m hurdles: Garrett Wagner, Nathan Bedel and Kasey Barrett; 300m hurdles: Garrett Wagner and Kasey Barrett; Long Jump: John Gerstbauer; Discus: Samanthan Heidlage; 4 x 800 splits of Caleb Moster, Quinten Gowdy, Michael Ripperger, Connor Bell and Madeleine Robben; 4 x 400 splits of Connor Bell, Ian Yorn, John Moody and Madeliene Robben; Both boys and girls 4 x 100 teams of Garrett Wagner, Jacob Koehne, CJ Thomas, Zach Mears and Clare Bruns, Sophie Meadows, Morgan Meyer and Stephanie Nobbe; Both 4 x 400 reams of Garrett Wagner, Connor Bell, Ian Yorn, John Moody and Clare Bruns, Madeleine Robben, Audrey Hall and Haylee Harmeyer; and Boys 4 x 800 team of Caleb Moster, Michael Ripperger, Quinten Gowdy and Connor Bell.Congratulations on a fantastic night! The Bulldogs will now prepare for the County meet which will be held at our home track on Thursday. We will also be recognizing and honoring our seniors at the end of the meet. Please come out and support ourBatesville Track and Field teams. Action begins at 5pm.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach\Lisa Gausman.last_img read more

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March 16, 2019 Police Blotter

first_imgMarch 16, 2019 Police Blotter031619 Decatur County Fire Report031619 Decatur County EMS Report031619 Decatur County Jail Report031619 Decatur County Law Reportlast_img

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Bennie Reed – UPDATE – SERVICES ARE CANCELLED

first_imgThose surviving who will cherish Bennie’s memory include his loving wife of over 40 years, Margie Reed; children, Barb (Dannie) Napier, Bev Barnett, Dorothy (Jack) Eckerle, Connie McIntosh, Bobbi Jo (Vince) Sorber, Becky (Ronnie) Harmeyer, Jason Reed, Trent Reed and Tim Reed; 19 grandkids; 29 great-grandkids, and 1 great, great-grandkid.  Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by two children, Brenda and Robin; siblings, Lonzo, Vergie, Helen, Clarabell, Pearl, and Gladys, and one son-in-law, Jerry McIntosh. ***** Please note that the memorial gathering for Wednesday has been cancelled!*******Bennie Reed, of Brookville, was born on September 11, 1937 in Kentucky, a son to Robert and Stanley Hurst Reed.  He married Margie Smith on November 3, 1979 in Newport Kentucky and she survives.  Bennie worked as a machinist and enjoyed being outdoors, especially fishing and hunting.  He loved spending time with his family and his neighbors. On Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at the age of 82, he passed away at his residence. Cremation was chosen and no services will be held.  To sign the online guestbook or leave personal memories please visit www.cookrosenberger.com.  The staff of Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home is honored to care for the family of Bennie Reed.last_img read more

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Newcastle land De Jong

first_imgNewcastle have finally made a January transfer breakthrough after landing Borussia Monchengladbach striker Luuk de Jong on loan for the rest of the season. The move came hours after Newcastle tabled a bid described by club insiders as “substantial” for Lyon midfielder Clement Grenier, a man they have scouted as a possible replacement following the sale of fellow France international Yohan Cabaye to Paris St Germain. De Jong’s arrival could hardly have proved more timely with leading scorer Loic Remy set to sit out the club’s next three games after being sent off during Tuesday night’s frustrating 0-0 draw at Norwich, a fixture fellow frontman Papiss Cisse missed with a back injury. Yoan Gouffran, who has been playing in a wide midfield position for much of the season but is a striker by trade, was also conspicuous by his absence at Carrow Road because of a fitness concern. Shoulder neither he nor Cisse recover in time for Saturday’s derby clash with Sunderland at St James’ Park, manager Alan Pardew would face a major decision over whether or not to involve De Jong, who has not made a single start for Gladbach so far this season having been cast in the role of perennial late – and more often than not, very late – substitute. However, De Jong said: “It has been a tough season for me so far, but I am here to play games and want to be important for the team, and successful with goals and assists. “I am really looking forward to playing for Newcastle.” The Dutchman has been in Newcastle’s sights for some time, with the Tyneside club having first tried to land him 18 months ago before he opted for the Bundesliga. They now hope a career which has stalled somewhat can be revived in England. Press Association The 23-year-old, who will wear the number 18 shirt, underwent a medical on Tyneside on Wednesday before formally completing a temporary switch to the Magpies, who have also negotiated an option to buy the player in the summer. De Jong said in a statement: “Newcastle is a great club and I have a good feeling about it. I am very impressed with the stadium and training ground and have been made to feel very welcome by everyone I have met.” Director of football Joe Kinnear said: “We are delighted to bring Luuk de Jong to the club. “He has an excellent pedigree and will add significantly to our striking options. “We have been watching him for a little while now and I am sure he will prove to be a valuable acquisition for us. “He’s a great character and a proven goalscorer who I know is very keen to replicate the prolific form he showed for FC Twente in the Eredivisie.” De Jong’s arrival was already planned before Cabaye’s big-money departure for PSG, and Pardew has left owner Mike Ashley and Kinnear in little doubt that he expects him to be replaced ahead of Friday night’s 11pm deadline. That, of course, did not happen when striker Andy Carroll left the club in a £35million move to Liverpool on the final day of the window in January 2011. But this time around, the Magpies have slightly more time to implement the contingency plan they drew up just in case they did receive an offer they could not refuse for the £20million-rated Cabaye, and they have moved swiftly to do so. Grenier, who has scored 12 goals in 89 appearances for Lyon, was one of a series of potential targets identified and Newcastle are now working to thrash out a deal which would see the 23-year-old plug the sizeable gap left in Pardew’s team. However, his current manager Remi Garde has voiced his hope that the player will not be sold this month, and it remains to be seen whether or not the Magpies can tempt the Ligue 1 club to part with him. Meanwhile, Newcastle have insisted Cabaye left with their best wishes as he sought a return to Champions League football. A spokesman said: “Newcastle United have benefited significantly from Yohan’s talents since his arrival from Lille in the summer of 2011, and the player has likewise benefited, developing hugely during his time on Tyneside. “The club wanted to keep him but the lure of Champions League football and the prospect of being involved in the sporting project at PSG was an opportunity that Yohan made very clear to us he wanted to take. “Yohan leaves the club with our best wishes for his future at PSG and, hopefully, as part of the French national squad for this summer’s World Cup.” last_img read more

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Hammers exit for Cole

first_img “The Hammers have confirmed that senior professionals Carlton Cole, Guy Demel, Jussi Jaaskelainen and Nene will all leave the club at the end of their contracts on 30 June,” read a statement on the club’s official website. “Young professionals Kieran Bywater, Sean Maguire, Paul McCallum and Dan Potts will also depart the Boleyn Ground after not being offered new contracts. “Scholars Jerry Amoo and Kieran Bailey have been released, while Taylor Tombides will also be moving on. “Meanwhile, youngsters Kyle Knoyle, Djair Parfitt-Williams and Alex Pike have agreed their first professional deals with the club and will sign contracts from 1 July. “The club would like to thank all the departing players for their efforts and wish them well in their future careers.” Cole was let go by the Hammers in the summer of 2013 but rejoined the club on a short-term deal five months later before penning an 18-month contract in January 2014. He began his career at Chelsea and had spells on loan at Wolves, Charlton and Aston Villa before moving to east London in the summer of 2006. The 31-year-old, who has seven England caps, made 23 appearances for West Ham last season, scoring against Crystal Palace and Burnley before seeing a move to West Brom collapse in January. Carlton Cole heads the list of players leaving West Ham this summer after being released by the club for the second time in two years. “I’ve been at West Ham United for quite a long time and I’ve enjoyed myself here, with all the ups and downs, the heartaches and everything that came along with it,” he said in a letter on the club website. “At the same time, I’ve grown from being a boy to a man here and everybody has treated me like a part of the family. “It is heart-warming to know that I have got such support and that I have done my fair share for the club and been part of the history as well, which is very important for me. “I’m very happy to have been a part of it and, wherever my future may lie, West Ham will always have a special place in my heart. “It means a lot to me to have been at West Ham for so long. I wouldn’t like to use the word hero, but I have played my part. A load of players have come and gone, but I’ve stayed around and enjoyed every minute of it.” Jaaskelainen joined the Hammers in 2012 and was first choice in his first season at Upton Park before being edged out by Adrian the following campaign. Defender Demel spent four seasons with West Ham after signing from Hamburg in 2011 while forward Nene joined on a short-term deal in February. Manager Sam Allardyce left the club on Sunday after it was decided his contract would not be renewed and now striker Cole will follow him out the door when his contract expires on June 30 alongside veteran goalkeeper Jussi Jaaskelainen, Guy Demel and Nene. Young players Kieran Bywater, Sean Maguire, Paul McCallum and Dan Potts will also leave Upton Park while youth-team players Jerry Amoo, Kieran Bailey and Taylor Tombides have not been retained. Press Associationlast_img read more

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