Empty-nesters lapping up the bayside lifestyle in the Redlands

first_imgReflections Cleveland. Reflections is a 200m walk to the Cleveland CBD, 400m to Raby Bay entertainment and restaurant precinct, 600m to the railway station or 1km to the foreshore.Mr Baird said all apartments benefited from clever design creating a new benchmark in apartment living amenity and appointments including premium European appliances, stone benchtops and premium finishes.The building will be secured by on-site managers, there are two side-by-side lifts for easy access for residents and two carparks for most apartments.The apartment mix is seven one-bedroom’s, 28 two-bedrooms, 20 three-bedroom and four penthouses (one four bedroom which has sold and three three-bedroom).There are two communal areas in the building, with a large multipurpose room on the ground floor and a resort style pool and barbecue area on level two.P3 Projects managing director Dario Pigozzo has led the family development business for 15 years with a passion for design and eye for quality.Redlands Constructions managing director Peter Endacott has lived and worked locally for almost 50 years, building his first family home in the Redlands in 1979. As managing director he has delivered two iconic developments in the bay area, “32 on Middle” and “View Point”. Reflections Cleveland.“These apartments are generously sized with spacious living areas and balconies focused on living the bayside lifestyle,” Mr Baird said.With lead agents East Coast Residential and Prestige at the helm, sales have reached 50 per cent with only three of the four penthouses available and a limited number of three-bedroom apartments still left.Mr Baird said the buyers were almost exclusively owner-occupiers with the majority being empty-nesters looking to downsize for their next phase of life.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 majority of the apartments are east facing and all are outward facing with many boasting outstanding vistas,” Mr Baird said.“We think we’ve definitely landed the right location for this development with Cleveland really transforming itself of late.“We’re on a quite side street centrally located between the Cleveland Village and the Bay and within easy walking distance of everything.”center_img Construction has started at Reflections Cleveland, providing 59 apartments including four penthouses with bay breezes and extensive views.THE sod has just been turned on Reflections Cleveland, an eight-storey, 59 apartment development offering a new lifestyle choice in the Redlands.Redlands City Mayor Karen Williams officially kicked off the construction of the 59 apartment, four penthouse development in Cleveland on Thursday.Set to be built by Kyronn, well known for their construction projects across Queensland and the Pacific Islands, the development is a joint venture between P3 Projects and Redland Constructions, with prices for a one-bedroom second level apartment to start at $365,000.P3 Projects finance and marketing manager Glenn Baird said Cleveland was the gateway to bayside living and partnering with Redlands Constructions would provide a premium development that was without compromise for livability and location.last_img read more

Triple Crown schedule 2020: Here are new dates for the Kentucky Derby, Preakness, Belmont horse races

first_imgHorse racing’s Triple Crown has been flipped on its head in 2020. The coronavirus pandemic has thrown a wrench into the usual slate of the sports’ three major races for three-year-old thoroughbreds.All the traditional jewels will still be run this year, only in a different order with much more time than usual between events. With tracks shut down for competition in spring, the first two races, the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness Stakes, are adjusting most in moving multiple months away from early and late May. The Belmont Stakes, usually the stage for the conclusion of the Triple Crown, wasn’t affected too much, with only a two-week delay. The means it will be run as the first race instead of the last race this Saturday, June 20.Here’s a complete glance and at the amended, more challenging Triple Crown schedule for 2020:MORE: Watch the Triple Crown races live with fuboTV (7-day free trial)When is the Kentucky Derby in 2020?Date: Sept. 5, 2020Post time: TBD. Coverage beings at 3 p.m. ET.TV channel: NBC, fuboTV (7-day free trial)Instead of the first Saturday in May, which would have been May 2, the Kentucky Derby, still 1 1/4 miles long, will now be run on the Saturday of the Labor Day holiday weekend, marking the unofficial end of summer vs. the original, unofficial beginning.Because of the COVID-19 outbreak, officials at Churchill Downs needed to find an alternative date. The reason for moving the race four months back was to give horse owners and trainers better preparation time but also allow guests to more easily change their travel plans. It’s still up in the air, however, whether fans will be allowed to safely attend and watch the race in person in Louisville.The First Jewel is now the second for the 146th running. In the previous 145 years, the Kentucky Derby had to be rescheduled only once. That happened during World War II in 1945. With Germany surrendering that year, the race was able to be conducted, only on June 9 instead of May 5, which was three days before Victory over Europe Day.When is the Preakness Stakes in 2020?Date: Oct. 3, 2020Post time: TBDTV channel: NBC, fuboTV (7-day free trial)The Middle Jewel of the Triple Crown becomes the third. The rescheduled date for the 1 3/16-mile Preakness was necessary to fall within one month of the Kentucky Derby. The coronavirus-related decision was made on May 16, which was the original Saturday of the running.Now Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore will have its biggest race in the fall instead of spring. That first Saturday in October comes on the same day Maryland football is set to host Minnesota in College Park and a day before the Ravens are set to play at the Redskins in Landover.The first Preakness was held in 1873 and the 2020 edition will be the 145th running. Before 1931, the Preakness was often held after the Belmont Stakes, before the current usual order was established.All the previous times the Preakness hasn’t been run in May, it’s been run in June. The latest was June 16 for the 55th running in 1945, also altered by World War II 75 years ago. This is by far the latest running of the Preakness, which may have a rare chance to crown a Triple Crown winner.When is the Belmont Stakes in 2020?Date: June 20, 2020Post time: 5:42 p.m. ET, with television coverage between 2:45 and 6 p.m. ETTV channel: NBC, fuboTV (7-day free trial)Belmont Park in Elmont, N.Y., then gets to become the First Jewel in Triple Crown. June 6 was the original date, but with New York governor Andrew Cuomo announcing horse races could resume in the state on June 1, the NYRA needed time to make the slight two-week adjustment to ensure proper procedures to protect the spread of the coronavirus. Although there’s little change on when the race is running, the big change comes in the race’s length. Typically the toughest, longest test of the Triple Crown at 1 1/2 miles — aka “The Test of the Champion” — the Belmont Stakes is now the shortest race of the three at 1 1/8 miles to adjust to horses building up to the significant layoff before the Kentucky Derby. This is the first time the Belmont Stakes has changed it length since 1926.The 2020 edition will be the 152nd running. In accordance with the other races being moved back in 1945, the Belmont Stakes was run on June 23 that year.After the post position draws on June 17, Tiz the Law, from No. 8, goes into the latest Belmont Stakes as a heavy 6-5 morning line odds favorite. With a victory, the horse will have plenty of rest before attempting to complete the Triple Crown at the Kentucky Derby and then the Preakness.last_img read more


first_imgA devastated Donegal family is demanding to know why it took an ambulance almost an hour to attend their mother after she was knocked down.The late Maura PorterMaura Porter, 70, was struck by a car outside her home in Carndonagh on December 30th and later died in hospital.Mrs Porter, from Churchtown, was returning from her local church when she was struck by a car just before 6pm. The well-known and highly-respected mother-of-two was eventually taken to Altnagelvin Hospital in Derry.However, despite brave attempts by surgeons to save Mrs Porter, she eventually passed away just before midnight.Now her family is demanding answers as to why there was not adequate ambulance cover on the night Maura was knocked down.Speaking from the family home at Churchtown, her son Brendan said Maura may have survived if she had reached a hospital within the ‘golden hour.’ “Medical personnel will tell you that people have a much better chance of survival if they get to hospital within an hour.“We had to wait for an ambulance to come from Letterkenny for at least fifty minutes. It took another ten minutes to prepare her for transportation to the nearest hospital in Derry in Northern Ireland which was a total transport time of an hour and a half to get mum to hospital.“All that valuable time was wasted when surgeons could have been battling to save mum.“We want to know why there is not adequate ambulance cover for a place the size of Inishowen.“Inishowen is as large as many other counties in Ireland and yet an ambulance had to come all the way from Letterkenny. “If the accident had happened in Malin Head, it would have taken one and a half hours from Letterkenny Hospital,” he said.Brendan revealed how an Eircom cable had fallen down across the footpath and road which he claims may have contributed to the sequence of events.Brendan revealed how he, his sister Davina and dad Neil, stayed with their mum on the road near their home anxiously waiting for the ambulance to arrive as rain poured down.Brendan got down on his hands and knees and lay in the dirt comforting his dying mother on the cold, wet road. Three doctors and two nurses arrived at the scene but could not help Maura as she needed the ambulance to transport her for urgent medical attention from surgeons.“I lay with mum comforting her and praying with her to reassure her. We knew she was in a bad way.“All I could think of was why the ambulance was coming quicker.”Brendan said he wanted to pay tribute to the local community who became ‘guardian angels’ on the evening of his mum’s accident.“All the neighbours came out and stayed on that road while we waited for the ambulance. They were the only consolation we had whilst we waited for the ambulance.“They were like guardian angels on the road making sure the traffic stopped before the Gardai arrived.“Everyone has been so kind but we just cannot allow what happened to mum happen again to any other family,” he said.Maura was buried on Friday after a huge wake which saw hundreds of people call to the family home.Her heartbroken husband Neil is well-known across Inishowen and Co Donegal following his long service to Donegal County Council and a member of the local fire service.Brendan said the family never thought his mother would die in this fashion.He said he and his family are now determined to ensure that no other family have to go through what they are going through.“Mum and dad have given myself and my sister everything opportunity in life and for her to die like this is just heart-breaking. I never thought she would go like this.“She was a very intelligent yet modest and humble woman.“As a family we have no question that mum would have had a chance of survival if an ambulance had have got her to hospital quicker.“Inishowen is a forgotten region as far as the HSE and the ambulance service is concerned.“How can anyone justify a fifty minute journey for an ambulance to reach a dying woman in this day and age.“We loved mum but we know we can never bring her back.“But if we can improve the ambulance service in Inishowen and ensure no other family has to go through what we are going through then mum will not have died in vain,” he said.The HSE has admitted there had been a delay in getting an ambulance to Mrs Porter after revealing the local Carndonagh ambulance had been sent to another call-out.Local TD Charlie McConalogue said he will be seeking answers on the matter.He added that people should not lay the blame at the door of ambulance personnel but the system they are forced to work in.“The public appreciates the tough work that all frontline service workers do but that’s a given.“But people need to have their faith restored in these services,” he said.FAMILY OF ACCIDENT VICTIM DEMAND ANSWERS AFTER AMBULANCE TAKES 50 MINUTES TO ARRIVE was last modified: January 6th, 2014 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:ambulanceCarndonaghdelaydonegalHSEMaura Porterlast_img read more