High density living part of Sekisui House project in growth corridor

first_imgThe Green – Ripley Town Centre. Photo Supplied.The Ripley region is fast taking shape with developer Sekisui House announcing the masterplan community to include high density living in the next stage of the project.Stage two of the Ripley Town Centre will include medium and high density residential seniors living in a new South Village quarter, as well as an extension to the existing centre for additional retail. Health and Wellbeing – Ripley Town Centre. Sekisui House senior development manager Taku Hashimoto said Ripley Town Centre has been masterplanned with a ’20-minute neighbourhood’ philosophy that creates a low-carbon, connected community, surrounded by wide green spaces and interconnected by well-designed natural settings.“Ipswich is growing rapidly, Ripley is the fastest growing area in Ipswich,” Mr Hashimoto said.With the RAAF Base Amberley nearby, he said a lot of families were moving into the area and a need to accommodate different types of lifestyles.Mr Hashimoto said Sekisui was looking at 12 storey units on site.The masterplan is made up of 10 connected areas including: CIVIC HEART: A place for cultural institutions, education and retail experiences surrounding a green forecourt. THE HUB: Exceptional quality office, hotel and residential accommodation above Ripley station. CENTRAL: Open laneways and tree-lined boulevards, home to experiential retail and mid-rise offices. THE ESPLANADE: Indoor/outdoor dining and retail areas with community swimming lagoons and spaces. THE GREEN: A live, work and learn village environment for young professionals, students and creatives. HEALTH and WELLBEING: Hospital and aged care facilities for training, education and research with short term accommodation. GATEWAY NORTH: An iconic ‘Flat Iron’ building with heritage inspired architecture and a shaded plaza. NORTH VILLAGE: Eclectic bars, restaurants and shops with high-street character and open space access. SOUTH VILLAGE: Medium to high rise residential for active lifestyles with ground level retail conveniences. PARKSIDE VILLAGE: Residential terraces with open roof top green spaces and tree lined street level offices. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus12 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market12 hours agoThe Esplanade – Ripley Town Centre. North Village – Ripley Town Centre.last_img read more

Utah coach failed first test for job

first_imgWithout equivocation, I was rooting for USC this past weekend. My Trojan roots run deep, and I still believe anything is possible this season.But there was a little — just a little — bit of me rooting for Utah coach Kyle Whittingham. There’s a small chance Whittingham becomes the next head coach of the USC team, and I was hoping his potential candidacy would remain valid with his continued success.Much like a lot of Laker fans who adopted a #TankForWiggins approach to fandom while the Lakers were struggling so mightily, I guess you could have called Saturday a chance to #TankForWhittingham. It’s not like losing would have positioned USC better in an amateur draft, but it was a chance to evaluate one of the candidates getting the most attention in coaching rumors.Regardless of Saturday’s loss, Whittingham probably won’t be making the jump to the Coliseum until the Utes’ next game here. But one could argue that Saturday’s game is just as indicative of the fact that Whittingham needs to make the jump to the Coliseum as it is that he isn’t ready for it.Whittingham is a great head coach. He’s emerged as one of the most impressive program heads in the country this season with the meteoric rise of the Utes this season.And no, meteoric is not an exaggeration. Yes, this was a very solid team last year, and I certainly haven’t forgotten about the two-minute drill the Utes used to get past the Trojans last year. But I don’t think anyone outside of Salt Lake City expected this year’s Utes team to be in the top half of the Pac-12 South division standings, let alone the top four as of last week.USC obviously came into the season with a lot of hype. Many people expected UCLA to be another top team with highly touted quarterback Josh Rosen leading the offense and potential NFL first round draft pick Myles Jack leading the defense. Even Arizona and Arizona State made the AP preseason top 25 and were expected to compete for the conference title. Utah did get some votes in the poll, and the Utes certainly had higher expectations than Colorado. But nonetheless, this was a team that was expected to finish fifth — second to last — in the conference, and even after its worst game of the year, is still in first place in the standings.In some ways, though, it shouldn’t be such a surprise that Utah has been playing so well this year because it has had some serious success in the last decade. The Utes have twice gone undefeated, in 2004 under Urban Meyer with Whittingham as the defensive coordinator and in 2008 under Whittingham as the head coach. Both perfect seasons included BCS bowl wins. Both of those seasons were before Utah switched into a Power 5 conference, but Whittingham and the Utes’ victory in the 2008 Sugar Bowl was over Alabama, who would win the national championship the following year.Whittingham does have a lot of similarities to Meyer. He’s proven he can do a lot with a little. Despite the recent history, Utah still doesn’t have resources comparable to major programs with much more tradition, like Florida, where Meyer moved after 2004, or USC.Meyer then proved that his success would translate against tougher competition and established himself as an elite college coach with two national championships. In fact, one of those national championships at Florida came in 2008, the same year Utah went undefeated but was left out of the BCS National Championship game — back in the day before we had the national playoff — while a    one-loss Florida and Oklahoma both made it.Though Meyer is an obvious success story, making that kind of an offer is still a big risk. Just because someone can win with less doesn’t mean that success will translate against tougher competition, even with better recruiting or institutional resources.Whittingham is at an unclear middle ground in his career. Utah has made it to a major conference and turned a team with no major success prior to the turn of the century into a legitimate national title contender. Though it hasn’t included an innovation in offensive theory or uniform style like Oregon’s, the product on the field has been almost as impressive — especially when Utah smashed an underachieving Oregon team this year. What’s unclear is if Utah will be able to sustain it as much as Oregon has and come out with a Rose Bowl win or national championship appearance in the next couple of years.And this brings us back to Saturday’s result. It was not the finest performance by Utah’s players. Four interceptions, including one returned for a touchdown, probably had more to do with execution of the game plan than the game plan itself. USC was certainly due for a big game, and the Utes were probably due for a regression to some degree.Nonetheless, it’s a major test Whittingham didn’t pass. The Utes still probably control their destiny to the top 4, assuming that one other conference winner from the SEC, ACC, Big Ten or Big 12 will have one loss. But the defeat to USC could prove to be as disappointing for Utes fans who watched two undefeated teams left out of the BCS title game as any loss this season for Trojan fans. In some ways, the win might even make Whittingham more interested in coming to USC if as far as he can go is a Rose Bowl.Ultimately, there are still too many games and too many potential candidates to really speculate about the next head coach. All we can say now is that interim head coach Clay Helton might be leading the field, but that field is still huge.So I’ll be rooting for UCLA or someone else from the conference to beat Utah one more time to open up a potential conference title for the Trojans. All USC needs is one more Utah loss to control its destiny toward the Rose Bowl.But if Whittingham goes undefeated the rest of the way, that might be good news too.Luke Holthouse is a junior majoring in policy, planning and development and broadcast and digital journalism. His column, “Holthouse Party,” runs Wednesdays.last_img read more

Wellington girls place 5th in cross country meet, over 585 runners at Hargis Saturday

first_imgTylerBrown1st6.30Yes 8th Grade Boys  – 1  1/2  miles DaneMonger8th7.38Yes 7th Grade Girls – 1 mile 6th Grade Boys – 1  mile Varsity Girls – 4K JoeFriesen36th20.12Yes 7th Grade Boys  – 1 mile JuliaPeck39th20.40 Jr.Varsity Girls – 2 miles MackinzeTracy37th20.14 Freshman Boys – 2 miles IsaiahRogers4th13.11Yes CabreilRoe27th18.57Yes HoustonSober53rd21.50 JacobMcDonald24th9.37Yes GracieDefore17th17.24 RaeawnaNutt11th7.50 JaedynLedesma12th17.20Yes JuanChandler11th14.23 BillyWalker5th6.53Yes TylerBenson7th13.33Yes JoTredway28th18.59Yes NickHawkins9th14.03Yes JacobFriesen86th7.36 WillLong21st15.26 LaurenScheufler21st18.01Yes Top 10 Medals  awardedcenter_img Top 10 Medals awarded by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — In one of the biggest sporting events of the year, the Crusader girls cross country team place fifth at the Wellington Invitational Cross Country varsity meet held at Hargis Creek Watershed on Saturday.There were 585 runners from sixth grade to seniors in what WHS coach Charles Wallace called the largest meets Wellington ever had.Of those 585 runners, 23 WHS runners took home medals, 16 runners finished in the top 10 and two Wellington runners took first place.Jaedyn Ledesma right finishes first.Wellington finished with 125 points. Jaedyn Ledesma placed 12th at 17.20 as the highest Wellington finisher.Tyler Brown finishes first in the sixth grade boys.In sixth grade boys, Tyler Brown was a first place winner! Lindsey Scheufler was the first place winner in the sixth grade girls. Kylie Aufdengarten was second with the exact same score.Avery Osen of Winfield won the boys high school division with a 17.07 mark. Carly Flake of Andover 15.58 won the girls event at 15:58.Winfield boys were the winners with 32 points. Valley Center girls also finished with the top score of 32 points.“The weather was great for running and the Wellington runners did a great job,” Wallace said.The Wellington results are as follows:Varsity Boys – 5K WilliamDaily21stNT JacobJohnson54th21.51 LindseyScheufler1st6.49Yes MackenzieHeacock7th7.18Yes HunterBryant15th8.11 SethTunnell19th15.16 EliseLeGrand4th7.15Yes 6th Grade Girls- 1 mileTimePlaceMedal JohnWillis10th13.45Yes MontanaHeacock12th7.14 AveryBarker5th7.17Yes Novice Boys – 2 miles MattRinehart47th6.51 KennedeeLara9th7.39Yes KylieAufdengarten2nd6.49Yes McKennaJones3rd7.08Yes BlayzMarshall52nd10.44 TristtonTracy45th21.43 ZaneCornejo10th7.11Yes ReeseHeasty24th7.31Yes SkylerCrittenden18th15.09 BrentWilliams3rd13.06Yes QuinnMcCue22nd9.17 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 WordPress.com 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 WordPress.com 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 WordPress.com 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 commentslast_img read more

COMMUNITY ALERT: CRYSTAL METH BEING SOLD TO CHILDREN IN DONEGAL

first_imgCOMMUNITY ALERT: PARENTS have warned the public to be aware that drug dealers are now selling the highly addictive drug crystal meth to children here in Co Donegal.The drug is more powerful and more addictive than crack cocaine.Two teenagers used the drug in Buncrana at the weekend. Local Sinn Féin councillor Ciaran McLaughlin said he was contacted by parents who wanted to warn others that the drug was freely available in the town last weekend.He has passed the information to Gardaí in the town.Cllr McLaughlin told Donegal Daily: “I received two phone calls on Sunday evening from two very worried mothers, saying that their teenage daughters had taken the drug the previous night and said it was rife at the night club.“Both mothers did not want to be identified and asked if I would contact the gardai on their behalf. Parents should be made aware of these awful destructive drugs and their side affects. “Crystal meth comes in the form of white ice crystals and can be smoked like crack through a pipe.“It’s a powerful form of speed that produces a rush that can last up to 12 hours, but includes a debilitating crash afterwards. The resulting crash drives users to take more of the drug to feel better.”Experienced and respected drug worker Father Peter McVerry warned: “Crystal meth has destroyed whole communities in America, and it is about to do the same here. Every drug that comes along seems to be worse than the last one.“Crack cocaine was taking a hold but now its crystal meth and that to me is 10 times worse than crack.”Cllr McLaughlin continued: “I have passed on the information to the gardai and I would ask anyone with information to do like wise so that the gardai can swiftly make arrests and clean up our nightclubs for our young people, who can enjoy themselves on a night out and that parents can have one less issue to worry over.” COMMUNITY ALERT: CRYSTAL METH BEING SOLD TO CHILDREN IN DONEGAL was last modified: October 15th, 2013 by John2Share 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:buncranacommunity alertcrystal methdonegalfor salelast_img read more