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Riverton by Simonds Homes. Available at Eden’s Crossing.A MAJOR residential land developer has launched a campaign to help nervous buyers realise their great Australian dream.The month-long “40 Under $400,000” promotion, which ends on November 3, is being run by Peet Limited and was designed to challenge price fears in the new home market.Peet’s chief executive and managing director, Brendan Gore, said the company wanted to show there was still a big choice in quality, affordable homes in southeast Queensland.“People are hearing a lot about escalating property prices and are really worried about being priced out of the market,” he said.“A lot of people have started to give up on their dreams, but they just need to look a little more closely at the new product and new communities that are available. “We want to reassure them that it isn’t too late. It is still very possible to buy an attractive family home that’s close to amenities and in an area with good investment potential for under the magic $400,000.”Peet has 40 different house and land packages under $400,000 in growth areas near Ipswich, Caboolture and Logan.Prices start from $295,000 with the First Home Owners’ Grant. More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North3 hours agoNew apartments released at idyllic retirement community Samford Grove Presented by Hudson by Emjay Homes. Available at Riverbank. DR Homes Nova 16 design, available at Flagstone (artists impression)The packages feature the latest designs from brand-name builders, and most are on new lots that have not been released yet. “Each house and land package includes free front landscaping and fencing,” Mr Gore said. “This is another saving for buyers and an important aspect of their investment that is being taken care of for them.”At the new satellite city of Flagstone, halfway between Brisbane and the Gold Coast, Peet is offering more than 15 new packages. The latest designs from nine leading builders have been paired with the first lots in a brand-new neighbourhood close to the existing primary and high school and are only a short walk from the future city centre. They are also on the doorstep of the $12 million Flagstone Central Park, which is under construction and will feature a host of recreation facilities, including a giant adventure playground. More than a dozen house and land packages are available at the Riverbank community in Caboolture South. A similar number of packages have been put together at Eden’s Crossing in Redbank Plains. Mr Gore said the campaign had received significant interest from buyers.“As developers, we are working hard to design product that is both high quality and affordable, and to challenge the notion that you have to move to a remote place or give up on a great lifestyle to own a new home,” he said.
Stuff co.nz 25 August 2020Family First Comment: Great decision. “Wards is particularly concerned that the act required patients to specify the time, date, and place where they wish to die.This wasn’t conducive to terminal illness which often had many variables. He is also opposed to the bill’s stipulation that patients can choose assisted dying independently, without input from their family.”Assisted dying will not be carried out on Hospice Southland grounds or by its staff, no matter how Kiwis vote in the upcoming referendum.Hospice leadership have made their opposition to the End of Life Choice Act clear in a position statement sent to Southland medical bodies, medical staff, and rest homes.“Hospice Southland does not take any action to cause patients to die sooner than they would naturally,” the letter, signed by the organisation’s medical director Amanda Sommerfeldt and chief executive Peter Wards, said.While they would never turn someone who supported or wanted assisted dying away, Sommerfeldt said: “It won’t be done here.”This comes after a high court ruling on a case brought by Hospice New Zealand found that medical practitioners and institutions, like hospice, had the right to conscientious objection.In other words: they will be allowed to refuse to carry out assisted dying if it goes against the organisation’s values.Hospice Southland’s position was discussed with all staff members – from clinical staff, to those running the Hospice Southland shop – before being put to the board of trustees and made public, Wards said.“You’ll never get 100 per cent agreement, but this was pretty close,” Sommerfeldt added.READ MORE: https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/euthanasia-debate/122557454/hospice-southland-says-no-to-end-of-life-choice-billKeep up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.
In Negros Occidental, police operatives seized multimillion worth ofsuspected shabu in various operations in the first three weeks of Januaryalone. Five suspects, meanwhile, were arrested last week in a buy-bustoperation conducted by police operatives in Talisay City, Negros Occidentalwhich resulted in the recovery of suspected shabu valued around P3.5 million.(With a report from PNA/PN) Major Norberto Barniso, chief of the NOCPPO community affairs section,which facilitated the workshop, said around 160 police personnel attended theactivity. From Jan. 6 to 12, various drug enforcement teams seized suspectedshabu valued around P2.8 million and 24 suspects were arrested. Nicolas Gomez, provincial officer of the PDEA-Negros Occidental andthis city, presented updates on the barangay clearing program while LieutenantColonel Robert Mansueto, chief of the Cadiz City police station, discussed theprocess flow and strategy in barangay drug clearing operations. These included city and municipal chiefs of police and police-communityrelations and operations personnel. At present, only 98 out of the 601 barangays in Negros Occidental havebeen declared free from illegal drugs, according to authorities. BACOLOD City – The Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office (NOCPPO)is seeking to harmonize its barangay drug clearing operations with the PhilippineDrug Enforcement Agency (PDEA). Provincial police director Colonel Romeo Baleros said police unitsunder NOCPPO need to collaborate with the PDEA, local government units andother partner agencies to fast-track the drug clearing operations in theprovince. The plan was discussed during the orientation and workshop on barangaydrug clearing operations at the provincial police headquarters here.
“We’ve proven that time and time again since we’ve been in the Premiership, so we don’t consider it as a fear.” Monk is still aiming to strengthen his squad after a busy summer of comings and goings at the Liberty Stadium. Wales defender Ben Davies and Holland goalkeeper Michel Vorm left for Tottenham, Michu went out on loan to Napoli and the club confirmed the departures of Spanish pair Chico Flores and Pablo Hernandez on Thursday. Gylfi Sigurdsson, Bafetimbi Gomis, Jefferson Montero, Lukasz Fabianski, Marvin Emnes and Stephen Kingsley have all joined but Monk still hopes to add two or three new faces before the transfer deadline closes on September 1. The first of these should be Napoli defender Federico Fernandez, the two clubs having agreed a fee in excess of £7million although the Argentinian still has to sort out personal terms. “We’ve had good chats with Federico, there are a few details to be ironed out but then he will be over to have the medical,” said Monk. “We will be getting a very good player who has played at the top level with Napoli and Argentina in the World Cup. “He will definitely add quality to the squad. “Two or three more bodies will be nice but you want someone to come in and challenge for places.” Monk admitted he wanted to keep the Spanish trio who have left the club this summer. “Michu, Chico and Pablo were all in the same situation,” said Monk. “I got on well with all of them and wanted them to stay, but we came to a mutual agreement that they wanted to move on to other things and have new challenges. “Pablo’s contract was up at the end of the season, he wanted a three or four-year deal and we couldn’t do that. “He had an offer from abroad and in that situation you’re better off letting them go rather than keeping a player who doesn’t want to be here and thinking of other things. “Once a player’s mind is set and the feedback is he wants to go, then you’ve got to let him go, but it has to be on the club’s terms.” Monk insisted Swansea had received no offers for Ivory Coast striker Wilfried Bony, who scored 25 goals last season and has been linked with both Liverpool and Tottenham since playing at this summer’s World Cup. “I’ve said all along how important he is to us and hopefully we’ll see a better Wilfried Bony this summer,” Monk said. “He’s very committed and looking forward to the new season and we’ve had zero interest in him.” Van Gaal takes charge of United in the Barclays Premier League for the first time in the lunchtime kick-off but Monk is well prepared for the occasion. “We’re ready,” Monk said at his pre-match press conference. “All eyes on Man United and the situation that has been going on through the summer and the start of the season. “Obviously all the focus is on them which suits us fine and we can go on with our job and do the best we can. “It’s part and parcel of football. The big clubs attract the most attention, the best players in the world play for these big clubs and the best quality manager will go to these clubs as well. “He (Van Gaal) has had a very positive pre-season and although he’s only been there a short space of time you can see his influence coming through. “But when you go to Manchester United with the strength and quality in depth they have, it’s always going to be a tough test for a club like ourselves. “But we go up there with full confidence. We have had a good pre-season behind us and we’ve got to make sure we put in a good performance. “Everyone is beatable, the most consistent teams in the world are beatable on any given day. “If you’re on top of the opponents and they’re slightly off it, then you always have a chance. Swansea manager Garry Monk is delighted the spotlight will be on new Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal at Old Trafford on Saturday. Press Association
Gareth Southgate’s side breezed through qualifying, dropping just two points and conceding two goals in 10 matches. However, the national side have managed just one runners-up spot (in 2009) since last winning the tournament in 1984 but Stones is determined to change that. Press Association Everton defender John Stones believes England’s Under-21s have a real chance of ending years of disappointment by winning this summer’s European Championship. “I am gaining a lot of experience and that is massive and as a person and a player I have matured a lot, especially this season. “We are always trying to better ourselves. We said that last season and I know we’ve not lived up to that this season but we will work hard, come back and hopefully do well.” Stones is the prime example of how youth can flourish under Roberto Martinez but the defender is not the only one to have benefited from the Spaniard’s approach. Highly-rated 19-year-old Brendan Galloway made his first-team debut last weekend at West Ham while Luke Garbutt, who joined Stones in England’s Under-21 squad when it was named on Wednesday, has also had a breakthrough campaign with 10 appearances. Garbutt, 21 today, is out of contract this summer but Stones believes there is no better place for him to continue his development. “It is down to him (whether he signs a new contract),” he told Press Association Sport. “When he has come into the team he has done really well and taken his chance and that is what you have to do as a player. “I know he will come away with us with England Under-21s and look to put his stamp there as Luke Shaw is not going (Manchester United’s left-back is not fit). “He will relish the chance to play, especially in tournament football, and hopefully bring that back to us next season. “The gaffer gives us that chance and Luke knows that. He has a sensible head on his shoulders and knows what to do and I am sure this summer is going to help him out massively.” Captain Phil Jagielka, who picked up a clean sweep of first-team awards with player of the year, players’ player and goal of the season, also praised Martinez’s approach to blooding more youngsters. “We have a good bunch of lads (aged) 24 and down,” he said. “We had 14 players who could have potentially won young player of the year and that is due to the fact a lot of the boys played against Krasnodar in the Europa League. “It is nice to see the manager does expect a large chunk of his young lads to progress to the first team and it is nice Tyias (Browning) and Brendan have come through this season after Stonesy and Luke. “It is important for a club like Everton that we bring people through in a regular basis.” “With the players we have it is going to be an exciting tournament and we will go into it looking to win it,” he said. “Without getting ahead of ourselves we have to be positive and do that for the nation. “There has been a lot of disappointment in recent years of this competition and hopefully we can rectify it this year.” Stones’ outstanding season for Everton, despite sitting out a large chunk of the campaign after surgery on an ankle injury, earned him the club’s young player of the year award and has already led to him being linked with bigger Premier League teams. The 20-year-old is keen to build on a promising two years since his £3million move from Barnsley. “I’ve enjoyed it as I’ve played a lot of games and the more the better, even though I know it has not been the best season,” he added. “I can take a lot from the ups and downs and the way we turned it around. “Being out for three months with an injury you realise how much everything means to you.
Mauricio Pochettino is preparing Tottenham for their seventh match in a gruelling three-week period, making Sunday’s difficult trip to Swansea even tougher. That was a third straight Premier League win and a run Spurs will look to extend at the Liberty Stadium on Sunday – a task Pochettino knows will be far from easy. “We expect another big, big game and a very tough game,” the Tottenham head coach said. “Swansea is a team that started the season very well. “I think that they have a lot of good players and play in a philosophy that always puts the opposition in a very difficult situation. “I think it is another a challenge for us to compete Sunday. “It is true that the effort was fantastic from players in the last few weeks. We played a lot of games and very tough games. “We need to compete and make a big effort, but before the international break we need to do our best, to give our best, and try to win the game. “They are a very important three points for us to keep our position or improve our position in the table. “It’s true that we will expect a very tough game and they have had all week to prepare for the game against us. Now, we are thinking to be ready for Sunday.” Press Association It is a match for which in-form attacker Son Heung-min is amongst the absentees. The £22million summer acquisition has impressed in his short time at White Hart Lane and his cutting edge was missing at the Stade Louis II on Thursday. Erik Lamela gave Spurs a deserved lead against Monaco, but Pochettino was left ruing missed opportunities as the hosts secured a late 1-1 draw. “We had chances and needed to create more because the game was there for us,” he said. “The second half was under our control, we dominated but then we conceded a goal. “In football, this can happen. You need to score and kill the game. We needed to be more clinical. “I’m disappointed but at the same time, I’m happy with the performance and the effort, that was brilliant. “We’ve played a lot of tough games in the last few weeks and we need to praise the players because the effort from the squad has been fantastic. “Now we have to be ready for Swansea, another difficult game.” The upcoming international break will be welcome respite for the north Londoners after a frantic spell of fixtures. It is a test they have passed impressively bar the Capital One Cup derby defeat to Arsenal, with Thursday’s Europa League draw in Monaco coming just days after comprehensively beating Manchester City.
… Hundreds jam streets for glimpse of hero, silverwarePAKISTAN’S victorious Champions Trophy cricketers have been welcomed home as heroes, with huge crowds gathering as the celebrations continue unabated.Pakistan completed a stunning form reversal to thrash arch-rivals India by a whopping 180 runs in the Champions Trophy final at The Oval on Sunday, led by century-maker Fakhar Zaman and devastating bowling spells from Mohammad Amir and Hasan Ali.Fakhar – who had only earned his one-day cap earlier in the tournament – later revealed he had battled a stomach bug to take his place in the playing XI for the final.Hasan was named Player-of-the-Tournament and awarded the Golden Ball for his 13 wickets in five matches at less than 14, including the final scalp of Jasprit Bumrah that sparked worldwide celebrations for their supporters.At The Oval, Pakistan fans were delirious with joy, dancing and chanting outside the ground and in the streets of the south London suburb of Kennington while in Birmingham supporters invaded the streets and let off firecrackers.However, it was home in Pakistan where the adulation reached fever-pitch proportions.Armed guards were required to make a path through the throngs as hundreds of fans gathered at the Karachi International Airport when the players returned home from London with the silverware.Men, women and children packed the airport, and captain Sarfraz Ahmed held up the trophy to loud cheers and chants of “Long live Sarfraz!” as a police band played patriotic songs nearby and players’ vehicles were showered with petals(We won) thanks to Allah and the prayers of the whole nation,” Ahmed said in brief comments as he jostled his way through the crowd of well-wishers.Sarfraz was showered with bouquets and given a traditional skull cap and an ‘ajrak’ shawl, which is usually presented as a mark of honour.Supporters packed the street outside Sarfraz’s Karachi residence, as well-wishers adorned the neighbourhood with colourful lights and Pakistan flags and climbed on rooftops and balconies for a glimpse of their hero.And the inspirational leader did not disappoint, appearing on his balcony – with the trophy still firmly clutched – to lead the masses in a chant of “Pakistan Zindabad”.The huge support underlines Sarfraz’s plea in the immediate aftermath of the final, when he called for international teams to return to Pakistan for top-flight cricket.With the exception of Zimbabwe’s tour two years ago, Pakistan have had to play all of their ‘home’ matches outside their own country since a 2009 terror attack on Sri Lanka’s team bus in Lahore.“I hope this win will boost Pakistan cricket and hopefully all the (major) playing nations will come to Pakistan,” said Sarfraz
… depart for St Kitts tomorrow DUE to the current rainy season, the two one-day practice games, part of the National Under-19 squad’s preparation ahead of Cricket West Indies (CWI) Regional Tournament, were called off by the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB).The games were scheduled for Tuesday and yesterday at the Everest Cricket Club ground, but according to the Guyana Cricket Board’s Territorial Development Officer Colin Stuart, playing conditions at the venue were not suitable for cricket.However, despite the absence of turf practice, the squad utilised the Chetram Singh Centre of Excellence at the LBI Community Centre on the East Coast of Demerara, and, according to coach Julian Moore, the technical aspect of each player was one area he focused on.“Ideally we would have liked some turf sessions, but the inclement weather is beyond our control,” Moore said.He added, “Apart from utilising the LBI facility, we had two days of net sessions at Everest, along with additional training at the National Park, so “yes” the weather affected us somewhat, but we utilised the LBI facility to its fullest.”The CWI Under-19 Regional Tournament is scheduled to be played in St Kitts July-August.Guyana will depart for St Kitts tomorrow. The Regional Under-19 tournament will return to a full slate of matches, following a few years of truncated competition.The region’s leading youth players will get a chance to mix it up in five rounds of three-day matches, as well as seven rounds of Super50 one-day matches that also will include a composite side from ICC Americas.The National Under-19 squad: Ronaldo Ali Mohamed (captain), Raymond Perez, Kevin Sinclair, Javed Karim, Kevlon Anderson, Ramnarine Chatura, Adrian Sukhwa, Alex Algoo, Richie Looknauth, Kheshram Seyhodan, Ashmead Nedd, Karan Arjpaul, Sylus Tyndall, Joshua Jones, Gavin Boodwa, Mark Jeffers, Joel Fortune, Stephon Campbell, Julian Moore (coach), Andy Ramnarine (manager/assistant coach).Meanwhile, Bhaskar Yadram and Joshua Persaud will be joining the team upon their return from the West Indies Under-19 tour to South Africa.
Published on November 9, 2013 at 3:50 am Contact Trevor: email@example.com | @TrevorHass Michael Gbinije struggled mightily in Syracuse’s two preseason games. On a team that seemed loaded and deep at nearly every position, backup point guard was the exception.But on Friday night in No. 8 Syracuse’s (1-0) 82-60 win over Cornell (0-1) at the Carrier Dome in front of 24,788, Gbinije was consistent. He scored six points on 2-of-3 shooting and added five assists.“He didn’t play much as a freshman, didn’t play last year,” SU head coach Jim Boeheim said, “so I just thought he was steady out there.”Gbinije came off the bench just three-plus minutes into the game and had an immediate effect. He fed Rakeem Christmas for an easy layup five minutes in and snagged a rebound two plays later.At the 11:15 mark in the first half, Gbinije froze the defender with a hesitation move and drove along the baseline. He got fouled and hit one of two at the line, cutting the deficit to one.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textHe looked like a completely different player from the one who shot 2-of-7 from the field and turned the ball over eight times in two preseason games.“Yeah, it was strange,” Gbinije said. “First game I had to knock a lot of rust off, and second game I had to figure some things out.”Toward the end of the first half, Gbinije fed Trevor Cooney for back-to-back 3-pointers that cut the Orange’s deficit to 36-30.At the 13:55 mark in the second, Gbinije snuck along the baseline again, this time laying it up and in around a swarm of Cornell defenders. After forcing a steal that led to another Cooney 3, Gbinije hit a 3 of his own.He pulled up from the right side and the ball grazed the rim and went in. The bucket bumped the Orange’s lead to 58-48.“I was really happy with what he did,” Boeheim said. “That 3 was big. That was a backbreaker right there.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+