Grange Residences to deliver premium townhomes on infill site

first_imgGrange Residences.Kedron Brook is a 29km watercourse with a much-loved bikeway, walkway and series of parks that link many of Brisbane’s northern suburbs to the Brisbane Airport.Mr Livingstone said many of the townhomes has been designed for adaptable housing with provision for a lift, wider door widths, improved circulation, flat entries, reinforced bathrooms for the installation of grab rails and provision of natural light on three sides.“We’ve done a lot of thinking about the modern Brisbane way of life and we believe Grange Residences offers an active, healthy lifestyle but also the opportunity for ageing in place,” he said.“The Grange Residences site has allowed us to create a high quality product — with a great aspect and abundant open space and catchment access to premier local schools such as Wilston State School.” Grange ResidencesThe 41 northeast facing townhomes on 1.15ha in Agincourt Street, Grange, will come in two, three and four-bedroom layouts with the majority of yards fronting Kedron Brook.JGL Properties managing director John Livingstone said the vision for Grange Residences was to create an inner-city product that appealed to a range of buyers — young professionals and families, but also downsizers who wanted to remain in the local area close to family and friends. Grange Residences.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 ago“Our brief to Arkhefield was to design something they’d be proud to live in, and we have been careful to underdevelop rather than overdevelop the site,” he said.“We’re delivering a product that offers the benefits and scale of a house, with enviable open space at your doorstep and the architectural flair Arkhefield have been renowned for over the past 25 years.“This style of product is virtually unrepeatable due to the rare nature of this premium infill site, we are targeting local downsizers with this one off opportunity.” Grange Residences are getting the lifestyle balance right, close to the CBD but right on the much-loved Kedron Brook with plenty of space to play.WITH a design brief to ‘design something you’d be proud to live in’, Grange Residences overlooking Kedron Brook is sure to hit the right notes as a luxury boutique development.Developer JGL Properties is launching Grange Residences to market this month, in a private appointment campaign, with the official public release to take place next month. Grange Residences.The development, to be constructed by Hutchinson Builders, will include a pedestrian and bike path thought the site to join up with Kedron Brook, and will also include extensive native landscaping.JGL Properties has a good reputation for innovation and quality, with its $200 million Newstead Series, a boutique townhome and apartment project, nearing completion.last_img read more

Thornton is $20,000 richer after Race For Hope 74 victory

first_imgThornton is $20,000 richer after Race For Hope 74 victory By Mike SpiekerBATESVILLE, Ark. (Sept. 30) – Ricky Thornton Jr. captured the inaugural Race For Hope 74 title Saturday night at Batesville Motor Speedway. Thornton took the lead on lap 28 of 74 before going on to score the $20,000 IMCA Modified payday.“This one is definitely at the top of my list of races I’ve ever won, honestly,” said Thornton in vic­tory lane following the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifier. “It’s definitely the most money I’ve ever won. It’s pretty cool to get it done in Larry Shaw’s backyard.”Preliminary night feature winners Kyle Strickler, Justin Kay, and Jordan Grabouski led the 27-car field to the green for the three-wide start. Strickler grabbed the lead on the opening lap while Grabouski settled into second. Kay and Thornton both moved by Grabouski on the low side on lap four to take second and third, respectively.By halfway of the first 40-lap segment, Kay remained within five car lengths of Strickler, as the lead duo distanced themselves from the rest of the field. Thornton found speed running the mid­dle of the track, which allowed him to close in on Strickler and Kay.Thornton drove around Kay for second with 26 laps in the books before he set his sights on Strick­ler. In lapped traffic, Thornton squeezed around the outside of Strickler to take the point on lap 30.“The car was really good. I was just keeping my pace. I actually messed up and went to the high side and found some rubber up there,” said Thornton. “That helped me get by Kay and Strickler. Once I got to the lead, we kept getting yellows, but I knew I just had to keep hitting my marks.”In the closing stages of the opening segment, Grabouski came charging forward. Grabouski passed both Kay and Strickler to steal second and follow Thornton Jr. to the lap 40 fuel stop.As the green flag flew for the final 34 circuits, a three-wide battle for second shuffled Grabouski back to fourth as Strickler claimed the runner-up position with Kay in tow.Restarts were the key for Thornton n the second segment as a series of cautions punctuated the final half of the event.With 18 laps to go, Grabouski’s solid run came to an end when he made heavy contact with the outside retaining wall on the back stretch in a four-car melee.Thornton opened up a 10-car length lead over Strickler in the closing laps as he raced to the inaugu­ral Race For Hope 74 championship uncontested to the checkered flag.“My biggest concern was weight,” said Thornton. “We took some weight off before the feature because we knew that if it took rubber, we wouldn’t want any extra weight swinging the car around. But we were good. We had 20 pounds to spare.”Strickler, Terry Phillips, Kay and Cade Dillard rounded out the top five.Justin Jurgens won the Race of States while Clay Norris picked up the Manufacturers’ Race.Total purse for the Race For Hope 74 main event was $150,000 with a minimum of $2,000 paid to make the $27-car field.Both the Race of States and the Manufacturers’ race paid $1,000 to win.Presenting sponsor for the Race For Hope 74 was Sweet Manufacturing.last_img read more

Black Student Assembly showcases student talent at GearFest

first_img“The idea with ‘Ascension’ was that we wanted everyone in attendance to feel like being at the event put them in line with their future,” Chilaka said. “I wanted the event to be bigger, to ascend into a bigger thing so that it continues.” Performers and attendees flocked to McCarthy Quad on Saturday. where the Black Student Assembly’s Creative Experience Committee hosted the 10th annual GearFest. This year’s theme, “Ascension,” served as the festival’s mission statement: to elevate and empower Black students, artists, musicians, performers, creatives and vendors to find their higher calling. The music festival component of the event primarily highlighted student talent, save for the headliner — Maryland-born, Los Angeles-based singer Brent Faiyaz — and special guest Troi Irons, a Los Angeles-native musician. The lineup included performances from student artists Ayoni (Ayoni Thompson), Kabwasa (Etienne Kabwasa Green), JAiRUS (Jairus Edwards) and Vietta (Stephenie Lawrence).  For photo ops, the committee set up a reflective, three-tiered pedestal with a wicker chair beside it to evoke an iconic photograph of Black Panther Party leader Huey Newton.  Since summer, the Creative Experience team has been working to make this year’s GearFest a reality. Creative Experience co-director Gogo Chilaka developed the theme as early as last summer. Chilaka, a senior majoring in business administration, spearheaded the event alongside her co-director Kionte Hickman, a junior majoring in architecture. GearFest featured more than just music. In line with the event’s name, the festival hosted a fashion show in which students sported gear made by stylists from the USC community. A month before the event, Creative Experience crowdsourced its models by sending out a casting call on Instagram. Tents lined the quad displaying artworks, crafts and clothing made by students and community members. Companies like The Dublife Co., which creates Western clothing with African aesthetics and BLEX, which features prominent Black figures on their clothing, sold their products to festival goers.  Opposite the quad from the stage, Creative Experience set up installations, including a chalkboard for attendees to write how they will ascend and an immersive experience dubbed “Vibe Check” where students could have their tarot cards read in a tent made of holographic, multicolored material.  Attendees were satisfied with how the festival met its goals through art, culture and community. “USC, how y’all feeling?” Faiyaz asked the crowd of USC students gathered at McCarthy Quad. “This is a good ass crowd, I’m fucking with y’all. Appreciate the love, for real.” “It was really nice to see such a diverse and inclusive cast of models being represented at USC,” said Netra Bhat, a freshman attendee majoring in mathematics. “The clothes in the show were unlike anything I’d ever seen before.” “I feel happy — it went well, I’m really glad,” Chilaka said. “To have gone through that whole process to get [Faiyaz] here and then to have been there felt really good, felt very full circle.” One of the standout student sets of the day came from JAiRUS, accompanied onstage by a nine-person band composed of Thornton School of Music jazz students and alumni, brought a soulful energy indicative of his musical origins — he grew up singing in his church. When Faiyaz took the stage for his headlining performance, he seamlessly transitioned between songs from his latest release “Fuck the World” and select cuts from his 2017 project “Sonder Son.” He played nearly every track from “Fuck the World,” including crowd favorites “Been Away,” “Let Me Know” and the album’s title track. “There was a lot more participation with student artists [and] vendors selling stuff, so I like that in comparison to last year,” Hickman said. “We had three community vendors that we reached out to and then we had six student vendors that reached out to us.” “I’m really pleased with how everything came out and everything that I heard,” said JAiRUS, a junior studying music (jazz voice). “The crowd’s energy was really great and I thought it was a pretty groovy time … I tried to apply [this year’s Ascension theme] to my own message that I like to give about love, so taking love to the next level.” Thornton junior Jairus Edwards, who performs under the name JAiRUS, brought his R&B style to an audience of hundreds during the music festival portion of the event. (Caleb Griffin | Daily Trojan )last_img read more

Last Chance Bar and Grill’s fate will depend on the insurance adjuster, Jill Crumbliss says

first_imgby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Jill Crumbliss, co-owner of the Last Chance Bar and Grill, said she and her husband Richard will be waiting on an insurance adjuster to determine whether they will re-open the popular restaurant and bar in Caldwell that burned Thursday afternoon.Jill Crumbliss said as of Friday at 2 p.m., the couple has yet to talk to anyone from their insurance company.“Yes, we would like to re-open, but at this time it really is too early to tell what we are going to do next,” Jill Crumbliss said. “This fire couldn’t have come at a worse time for us with the holidays around the corner.” Richard Crumbliss has had the restaurant for 9.5 years which was a supper club for the area residents as well as people from across south-central Kansas.On Thursday, Richard had hosted a Caldwell Chamber luncheon and was preparing for his evening crowd when he decided to go over to the bank and cash some checks.In the process, the fire started in the kitchen and when he returned to the back door there were flames shooting out. He called 911 and didn’t dare go in.Pat York, Caldwell Fire Chief confirmed the fire started in the kitchen area but why it started has not yet been determined. The fire climbed the walls and set two rooms on fire on the second story.The fire was contained in the back area of the historical building in downtown Caldwell, before it could spread into the dining room. However, the whole area received extensive smoke and water damage. York did not have a cost estimate on the amount of damage.He said a representative of the Kansas State Fire Marshall office will come to Caldwell and do a survey. He expects the report to be back in two weeks, maybe longer.As for the fire, it was a significant one for the Caldwell Volunteer Fire Department. There were 25 fire personnel on the scene with mutual aid coming from the fire departments at Wellington, Mayfield, South Haven, Argonia and Anthony.The firefighters were there for five hours leaving the scene at 8 p.m.Last Chance Fire with firefighters on roof. (Tim Hay photo). 25 fire personnel were on the scene. (Tim Hay photo). 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 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 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 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

The Top Ten Most Listened To FCPA Flash Podcast Episodes

first_imgThe FCPA Flash podcast was launched in February 2016 and has quickly become a leading podcast devoted to Foreign Corrupt Practices Act issues. Published twice a month, FCPA Flash provides in an audio format the same fresh, candid, and informed commentary about the FCPA and related topics as readers have come to expect from written posts on FCPA Professor.The strength of FCPA Flash includes its high-quality, sophisticated guests who offer informed and candid assessments about FCPA and related issues.Set forth below are the top ten most listened to FCPA Flash podcast episodes. If you are looking to elevate your FCPA knowledge and haven’t yet listened to these podcasts, you may want to check them out. (All FCPA Flash podcast episodes are available here).Paul PelletierIn this episode, Paul Pellletier (former Principal Deputy Chief of the DOJ’s fraud section) discusses the long time periods often associated with FCPA inquiries, FCPA investigative costs, and how the DOJ can best allocate its resources to fight bribery.Paul CalliIn this episode, Paul Calli (an FCPA practitioner who has successfully defended individuals in FCPA trials) discusses the DOJ’s rather dismal FCPA trial court record and what it says about the DOJ’s modern FCPA enforcement program and how the DOJ measures success.Colby SmithIn this episode, Colby Smith (the co-chair of the Securities Litigation Practice at Debevoise & Plimpton) discusses the prominence of disgorgement in SEC FCPA enforcement actions, the questionable use of disgorgement in FCPA enforcement actions that did not charge or find anti-bribery violations, and other notable issues in SEC FCPA enforcement actions.Jonathon PickworthIn this episode, Jonathan Pickworth (a lawyer in the London office of White & Case) discusses various aspects of the U.K. Bribery Act including the still lack of clarity regarding the so-called “failure to prevent bribery” offense as well as the “adequate procedures” defense.Billy JacobsonIn this episode, Billy Jacobson (Orrick and a former Assistant Chief in the DOJ’s FCPA Unit) discusses the DOJ’s FCPA “pilot program” announced in April 2016, his policy suggestions for more effective FCPA enforcement, an FCPA compliance defense and what the FCPA might look like if it was passed today (instead of 1977), and whether a business organization should put the DOJ to its burden of proof.Homer MoyerIn this episode Homer Moyer (Miller & Chevalier) discusses whether the FCPA has been “successful,” the pros and cons of recent FCPA enforcement trends, various aspects of the DOJ’s FCPA “pilot” program, the typical length of FCPA scrutiny, and the costs of investigating potential FCPA violations.Matt EllisIn this episode Matt Ellis (Miller & Chevalier and founder and editor of the FCPAmericas Blog) discusses anti-corruption developments in Brazil; common barriers and distortions in Latin America that often serve as the root cause of bribery; and other anti-corruption developments in Latin America.Anthony MirendaIn this episode, Anthony Mirenda (Foley Hoag) discusses international arbitration – a seldom explored corner of the general FCPA space. In addition to best practices in dealing with foreign third parties, Mirenda specifically discusses how a business organization, acting consistent with best practices in dealing with foreign third parties, can nevertheless expose itself to arbitration claims by the third party and thus find itself between a rock and a hard place.Thomas Gorman In this episode, Thomas Gorman (Dorsey & Whitney and a former SEC enforcement attorney who also runs the SEC Actions blog) talks about the FCPA’s books and records and internal controls provisions, expansive SEC theories of liability thereunder, and whether the time has come for an issuer to put the SEC to its burden of proof in an FCPA enforcement action.David OgdenIn this episode, David Ogden (WilmerHale and a former DOJ Deputy Attorney General) elaborates on a speech (see here for the prior post) in which he criticized the DOJ’s “leverage based” enforcement approach. Specifically, Ogden discusses a wide range of negative consequences which flow from the DOJ’s enforcement approach.last_img read more