Whelen named NASCAR Euro Series title sponsor

first_imgThe NASCAR Whelen Euro Series is announced Monday under the Eiffel Tower in Paris. The first event under the new NASCAR Whelen Euro Series name will be Saturday and Sunday at Tours Speedway in France. “NASCAR has been a tremendous partner for Whelen Engineering, and having our products at the tracks and used by teams is really at the core of what we’re about.”— Phil Kurze, vice president of motorsports for Whelen Engineering Whelen Engineering, a long-time sponsor and supporter of NASCAR’s touring and regional series, became the official entitlement sponsor of the European stock-car series in an announcement Monday morning in Paris.The first race under the newly re-named NASCAR Whelen Euro Series will be this weekend at France’s Tours Speedway. The first-of-its-kind, temporary oval is located just outside Paris. The series, which was founded in 2008, is in its second year under the NASCAR banner.The Whelen entitlement sponsorship agreement is through 2019. READ: Kenseth wins at Kentucky From a contingency decal on a quarter-panel of a stock car in Connecticut to an international partnership “This is a landmark day for the series,” said Jerome Galpin, general manager of Team FJ, which owns and operates the European-based series. “Whelen’s support of NASCAR at every level is exemplary and to have them on board with the Euro Series brings another level of prestige and support to the series.”Last year, Spain’s Ander Vilarino became the first NASCAR European champion. He again leads the championship points after three race weekends.Galpin and Vilarino were joined at Monday’s announcement on the Seine River by Nicolas Deschaux, president of FFSA (Fédération Française du Sport Automobile); Bob Duvall, NASCAR senior director of business development; and Joe Balash, NASCAR international competition liaison.The NASCAR Whelen Euro Series competes on road courses in France (Circuit Paul Armagnac in Nogaro, Circuit de Dijon-Prenois in Dijon, and the championship round at Circuit Le Mans Bugatti in LeMans), England (Brands Hatch Circuit), Spain (MotorLand Aragón, near Alcañiz) and Italy (Autodromo Nazionale di Monza, north of Milan).Many of those facilities have signed long-term agreements to hold Euro Series races.The Tours track is a nearly .400-mile track. The success of the first event last year, won by NASCAR K&N Pro Series driver Ben Kennedy, has prompted the series to make it a more permanent structure with additional banking.“NASCAR is a globally recognized brand that is synonymous with excitement, family entertainment, and close door-to-door competition,” said George Silbermann, NASCAR vice president of regional and touring series. “And that’s exactly what the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series represents in Europe. We are extremely proud to partner with Team FJ and Whelen Engineering, and help take this series to the next level.”The signing of Whelen as an entitlement sponsor is yet another example of the growth and potential of the series.“NASCAR has been a tremendous partner for Whelen Engineering, and having our products at the tracks and used by teams is really at the core of what we’re about,” said Phil Kurze, vice president of motorsports for Whelen Engineering. “We enjoy helping to provide people with exciting weekend entertainment, and providing an opportunity for drivers, mechanics, crew chiefs and fabricators to display their talents. As we continue to expand our distribution throughout Europe, partnering with Team FJ is a natural fit.”Whelen has been in NASCAR since the early 1990s, getting its first involvement with Ted Christopher in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East back when it was known as the NASCAR Busch North Series.Whelen progressed in car sponsorship, eventually landing as a primary sponsor for Dave Blaney in the 2004 Daytona 500. The Connecticut-based company has also been involved in sports car racing, sponsoring Boris Said and Eric Curran in the GRAND-AM Rolex Series.Whelen’s involvement in NASCAR increased in 2005, when it became the entitlement sponsor for the NASCAR Modified Tour in 2005, sponsoring the oldest series in NASCAR. That same year, Whelen became the sponsor for the newly-formed Southern Modified Tour.In 2007, Whelen added to its NASCAR presence by becoming the title sponsor of NASCAR’s grassroots weekly series. The NASCAR Whelen All-American Series encompasses 55 short tracks throughout the US and Canada. Recently, Whelen re-affirmed its commitment by having extending its contract through 2019.Kurze pointed out that Whelen’s products — which are all manufactured in the U.S. by is more than 1,400 employees at its plants in Connecticut and New Hampshire — are used extensively by police and fire departments, towing companies, and emergency personnel. Many of those same people help make up the racing community.“It just makes sense for us to be involved here and that we’re supporting their sport,” said Kurze. “As time has gone on, we saw an increase in sales, which we attributed directly to our involvement in NASCAR.Whelen’s sponsorship of the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series is in addition to the commitments it has made to the U.S.-based series.Kurze said that as the company has expanded distribution into many parts of Europe, it’s a naturally fit to partner with the Euro Series.The NASCAR Whelen Euro Series crowns champions it its Elite Division, as well as an Open Division.The top drivers will be recognized at the NASCAR Night of Champions Touring Awards at the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte, N.C., in December, along with the champions from all of NASCAR’s touring series.READ MORE: WATCH: Wreck takes out Biffle, Keselowski WATCH: Johnson spins on late restart READ: Complete Kentucky coveragelast_img read more

A Perfect Circle Announces First Album in 14 Years, Shares New Song

first_imgA Perfect Circle has officially announced their new album, Eat The Elephant–due out April 20, 2018. A follow up to 2004’s eMOTIVe, the new album will mark the band’s fourth original album to date. After being largely inactive between 2013 and 2017, the return of A Perfect Circle was marked with a successful spring tour last year.The band will hit the road again this spring, with North American dates starting at the Veterans Memorial Stadium in Tucson, AZ on April 14th and ending at the BFD at Starplex Pavilion in Dallas, TX on May 26th, with festival appearances at Coachella, Northern Invasion, and Rocklahoma. From there, they will head to Europe for the summer.A Perfect Circle features Maynard James Keenan (Tool, Puscifer), Billy Howerdel (Ashes Divide), James Iha (Tinted Windows, ex-Smashing Pumpkins), Jeff Friedl (Puscifer, The Beta Machine) and Matt McJunkins (Eagles of Death Metal, The Beta Machine). Today’s album announcement comes with new music in the form of their first single, “TalkTalk”, which you can listen to below.Marking their first new album in 14 years, Eat the Elephant–produced by Dave Sardy (Incubus, ZZ Top)–consists of 12 original tracks, including previously released tracks “Disillusioned” and “The Doomed”. You can download all three with a pre-order here.Eat the Elephant Tracklist:01. Eat the Elephant02. Disillusioned03. Contrarian04. The Doomed05. So Long, And Thanks For All the Fish06. TalkTalk07. By and Down the River08. Delicious09. DLB10. Hourglass11. Feathers12. Get the Lead OutA Perfect Circle 2018 Tour Dates:04/14 – Tuscon, AZ @ Veterans Memorial Stadium04/15 – Indio, CA @ Coachella Music Festival04/17 – Santa Barbara, CA @ Arlington Theatre04/18 – San Jose, CA @ San Jose State University Events Center04/20 – Las Vegas, NV @ Las Rageous Music Festival04/22 – Indio, CA @ Coachella Music Festival05/12 – Somerset, WI @ Northern Invasion05/15 – Omaha, NE @ Baxter Arena05/16 – Columbia, MO @ Mizzou Arena05/18 – Columbus, OH @ Rock on the Range05/22 – Birmingham, AL @ Legacy Arena at the BJCC05/25 – Pryor, OK @ Rocklahoma05/26 – Dallas, TX @ BFD at Starplex Pavilion06/01 – Nürburgring, DE @ Rock Am Ring06/02 – Nuremberg, DE @ Rock Im Park06/05 – Stockholm, SE @ Fryshuset06/06 – Oslo, NO @ Spektrum06/08 – Aarhus, DK @ Northridge Festival06/09 – Helsinki, FL @ Sideways Festival06/12 – Manchester, UK @ O2 Apollo Manchester06/13 – London, UK @ O2 Academy Brixton06/14 – London, UK @ O2 Academy Brixton06/17 – Berlin, DE @ Zitadelle06/20 – Zurich, CH @ Halle 62206/23 – Esch-Sur-Aizette, LU @ Rockhal06/24 – Dessel, BE @ Graspop06/26 – Paris, FR @ Olympia06/28 – Madrid, ES @ Download Festival Madrid06/29 – Barcelona, ES @ Be Prog! My Friend Festival07/01 – Verona, IT @ Rock The Castle[H/T CoS]last_img read more

SMC club holds Sociology Week

first_imgThe Saint Mary’s sociology department is holding its annual Sociology Week — which kicked off Monday and runs through Friday. According to Colleen Lowry, a member of Sociology Club, the week began with a viewing of the movie “Love Actually” in Vander Vennet Theater with a discussion afterwards about the topics in the movie. Tie-Dye day is Tuesday in the vending machine area of McCandless Hall. Dr. Carrie Erlin, an assistant professor of sociology at the College, will discuss her research over lunch in Conference Room A of the Student Center from noon to 1 p.m. Her research is centered around “extreme [Chicago] Bears fans,” Lowry said. Thursday is Sociology Appreciation Day. “Look for girls on campus wearing their Sociology T-shirts and ask them anything you have ever wanted to know about Sociology,” Lowry said. To wrap up the week, there will be breakfast in the sociology department from 8 to 11 a.m. where students can talk to professors about a major in the subject as well as classes offered by the department. Events were chosen based from response to activities in previous years. “The club members held a meeting and chose the events for the week together based on what has been popular in previous years and what we were all interested in putting on this year,” Lowry said. The club wanted to bring together what would be enjoyable for students, but also informative for them as well. “These events were picked because they are all fun ways to incorporate sociological discussions into activities that everyone can enjoy,” Lowry said. “The movie was followed with a sociological discussion about family dynamics and the Sociological Awareness day was promoted by hanging flyers all over campus to educate students about other sociological topics and current events.” The festivities are an attempt to raise awareness for the major and courses offered at the College. “We are hoping to get our name out there more as a major and just to generally promote the classes taught by our great professors,” Lowry said. “The club hopes that everyone that attended even one of our events will begin to use their sociological imagination to see the world.” Lowry said the week is important for students because it “is about them.” “We want [students] to love and appreciate sociology and get insight into the great classes they can take here at Saint Mary’s,” she said. In addition to promoting the department, the club also wants students to learn about basic topics covered in sociology. “We also want to spread the message of our great club, great department and great classes,” Lowry said. “Getting students to enjoy learning about these topics with a variety of sociological learning experiences is the main goal of this week.”last_img read more

Andrew Rannells, Stephanie J. Block & Christian Borle Begin Falsettos

first_imgAndrew Rannells, Stephanie J. Block & Christian Borle(Photo: Emilio Madrid-Kuser) Let the march begin! Andrew Rannells, Stephanie J. Block and Christian Borle start performances in the highly anticipated revival of Falsettos on September 29 at the Walter Kerr Theatre. Opening night is scheduled for October 27; the limited engagement will run through January 8, 2017.The starry cast also includes Broadway faves Brandon Uranowitz, Tracie Thoms, Betsy Wolfe and welcome newcomer Anthony Rosenthal.The musical by James Lapine and William Finn follows Marvin (Borle), who struggles to create a “tight knit family” out of his eclectic array of core relationships, including his ex-wife Trina (Block), his new boyfriend Whizzer (Rannells), his adolescent son (Rosenthal), his psychiatrist (Uranowitz) and his neighbors (Thoms and Wolfe). Amidst a series of life changes, he is forced to reckon with his own views on love, responsibility and what it means to be a man.Lapine and Finn took home Tony Awards in 1992 for Best Book and Best Original Score; this is the first revival of Falsettos since its original production. Related Shows Star Files View Commentscenter_img Christian Borle Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 8, 2017 Falsettoslast_img read more

WanderLove Is Calling You to Madison County, VA

first_imgRelax and Unwind Please check local guidelines and regulations before making plans to get outside. Remember to practice social distancing guidelines, wear a mask, and respect others’ health when outside. Experience WanderLove for yourself when you visit Madison County, Va. Follow Route 231, a Scenic Byway, through Madison County for the top attractions the area has to offer. You’ll find charming eateries, eclectic shops, and miles of rolling hills along the way. Discover the best spots to play, eat, and stay in this guide to Madison County. Shenandoah National Park is the crown jewel of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Explore the park by car along Skyline Drive, featuring overlooks and trailheads along the way. Hike the iconic White Oak Canyon and Old Rag for towering cascades and stunning fall colors. Wade into the cool mountain waters of the area, including Rose River, Rapidan River, and backcountry streams filled with native and stocked trout. Make sure the Madison Arts Exchange is on your must see list while in town. Over 200 artisans are represented, from jewelry and apparel to fine art and specialty foods. Mad Tack has everything the horse enthusiast needs, including riding equipment and consignment apparel. Outfit your life, home, and garden with personal touches from Southern Grace. Cover photo: Sunflowers at Rose River Farm, photo by Ed Felker Old Rag, photo by M.A.P. Drones Fuel Up LOVEworks Head back to your rented room for a good night’s sleep before another day of adventure. Madison County features over 100 unique Airbnb options and bed and breakfast establishments so you can find the one that fits your getaway. The Home Place at Clore is a quiet retreat with easy access to adventure around the area featuring multiple bedrooms and views of the Hebron Valley. Or stay at the Spirit Dancer Lodge on the side of Old Rag Mountain, just minutes from Skyline Drive. center_img Made with cobalt blue wine bottles and a detailed welded frame, the LOVEwork sign is the first thing you’ll see at DuCard Vineyards. Enjoy a glass of wine from the solar powered tasting room with great views of Shenandoah National Park. Relax on the porch at Revelation Vineyards for a panoramic view of the Hebron Valley and Blue Ridge Mountains. Prince Michel Vineyard & Winery, conveniently located off of Route 29, now also features limited edition brews from Tap 29 Brewery. Sample a variety of wines at Early Mountain Vineyards paired with seasonal produce and artisanal cheeses. Stop by Shotwell Run Brewing Company and Blue Quartz Winery for craft beer, wine, and cider. You can even book a guided horseback riding excursion through the vineyard with Fieldstone Trails and enjoy a wine tasting afterwards. Located in an estate on the National Register of Historic Places, Bald Top Brewing Co. combines the natural beauty of the area and a love for homebrewing. Hidden Gems Revelation Vineyards, photo by Tracey Gardner Stop by Graves Mountain Farm and Lodges on the weekends in October for their Apple Harvest, a ticketed event this year to maintain safety guidelines. There’s something for the whole family, from local vendors and apple pie to a petting zoo and hay rides. You can also pick your own apples, choosing from 27 varieties. Piedmont Deli offers a wide variety of subs and sandwiches, perfect for lunch on the trail. Pick up snacks and souvenirs at Yoder’s Country Market or stroll out to the petting zoo. Taste the authentic flavors of Germany and bask in the warm hospitality with a dinner at The Bavarian Chef.There’s no place for comfort food at breakfast, lunch, and dinner than Miranda’s. Head to Jenny Lynd’s Pizza or veteran-owned Mad Local for people passionate about where they live and the food they make. Pig N’ Steak is known far and wide for their barbecue cooked the old fashioned way—slowly over a pit. Go Outside and Play WanderLove is about reconnecting with what you love. Experience secluded hikes, world class trout fishing, and all of the winding roads in between when you road trip through Madison County, Va.last_img read more

Florida’s law, medical schools work together to help kids

first_img October 15, 2002 Associate Editor Regular News Florida’s law, medical schools work together to help kids Jan Pudlow Associate Editor Doctors and lawyers don’t talk to each other enough.Claudia Wright is on a mission to bridge that communication gap to better help children with both medical and legal needs.The director of Gator TeamChild, the juvenile law clinic of the Virgil Hawkins Civil Clinics, University of Florida, Levin College of Law, is enthused about a new partnership forged with the UF Medical School Department of Pediatrics Child Protection Team, a multi-disciplinary team of representatives from educational, health, mental health, social service and law enforcement agencies.This new partnership, called Gator TeamChild Rx, was launched this fall semester and puts Wright as a part-time supervising attorney and three law students at an office provided by the Child Protection Team. the first of the year, Wright hopes to have a full-time attorney assigned to the position, and by next fall to have eight law students working on the project.“Proximity will be a key to success,” Wright said. “Gator TeamChild and Child Protection Team staff agree that locating lawyers in-house, as opposed to across campus at the law school, will enhance cross-disciplinary dialogue between the medical professionals and the lawyers, especially in unexpected situations. They must begin to feel part of one team, instead of two.”The lawyers will learn the inner workings of a medical office, what Wright calls “the nerve center of the whole system of care.” They’ll witness first-hand tough decisions that bring into play medical responsibility and medical ethics.On the other hand, doctors will learn how lawyers solve problems and uphold legal ethics while advocating on behalf of their clients.While the satellite office of Gator TeamChild Rx will allow the medical office and legal office to maintain independence and honor all ethical and legal rules of confidentiality, the goal is a coming together of two disciplines to better serve children.One real-life example that helped inspire the new program is the case of 17-year-old Brian C., who had both lungs transplanted when he was 15. Life-threatening complications stemmed from aspirating spicy hot Tabasco Sauce into his lungs as a young child, which left a steady deterioration of the delicate organs. Brian survived the difficult transplant operation, but constantly fought infection and rejection, and he spent many days in the hospital while continuing to be an honors student at a Gainesville high school.In January 1999, a clinical social worker from the Florida Department of Health Children’s Medical Services called the Gator TeamChild office asking for legal help. Brian had been removed from the care of his mother, who lived in South Florida, because she had neglected his serious medical problems. She had a serious drug problem and lived with a boyfriend who disliked Brian and treated him as though he were a weakling whose medical problems were somehow his fault. So Brian was placed in the state’s custody, in medical foster care.The few times he visited his mother and sister in South Florida, he returned to his medical foster home stressed-out and angry.The social worker called Gator TeamChild because the Florida Department of Children and Families had filed papers asking the court to order that the child be removed from medical foster care and returned to his parent.“This inexplicable action by the Department of Children and Families was apparently based on resource considerations — medical foster care is expensive and placements are in high demand,” Wright explained.“All of the medical personnel involved with Brian were horrified at the thought of this move, as was his foster parent, who had become very close to Brian. In ordinary circumstances, a child in this difficult situation would have no access to an attorney to advocate his point of view to the court.”But Brian had Gator TeamChild.Student lawyers were successful in arguing before a judge that Brian should be allowed to remain in medical foster care as long as his physicians agreed that enhanced care was necessary.“In other words, the court agreed that such a significant medical decision should be made for medical reasons, and not for financial ones,” Wright said.“Brian stayed put and received the care he required.”The hope is that many other children with both medical and legal needs will be helped by the new Gator TeamChild Rx, which Wright calls “an experiment in interdisciplinary learning and collaborative action,” thanks, in part, to a large seed money grant in 1999 from the Jessie Ball duPont Fund.Funding for the project will be shared by the Levin College of Law, the Child Protection Team, and the Office of the Provost of the University of Florida.“As far as I know, the program is unique in the state,” Wright said, adding that Gator TeamChild Rx is modeled after similar programs at the University of Connecticut and Boston University.Since 1998, the original Gator TeamChild juvenile law clinic has made its mark by providing legal representation based on the needs of the client, rather than the limited type of legal problem.At Gator TeamChild, the clinic provides legal representation and social work services on whatever issues the child happens to face. At the heart of the philosophy is that when a child is the client, all problems — school, family, medical care — are intertwined. Clients have legal issues ranging from delinquency and dependency to immigration, public benefits, and school discipline. A common thread runs through the cases: medical care.“Students will carry their knowledge and experience with them wherever they go,” Wright said. “They will have a new model of practice. As members of their professions, they will be equipped to provide more comprehensive, effective services to the children and families in the communities where they work, and they will raise the standard of practice for everyone.” Florida’s law, medical schools work together to help kidslast_img read more

Hotel Palace becomes a member of The Leading Hotels of the World

first_imgIn 2019, Sunčani Hvar will continue with the most significant investment in its portfolio, which is the renovation of the Palace Hotel, worth 100 million kuna.  Thus, Sunčani Hvar joined The Leading Hotels of the World family in Croatia, which also includes the Hotel Monte Mulin in Rovinj, the Dubrovnik Gardens and Villa Dubrovnik in Dubrovnik, and the Ikador Luxury Boutique hotel & spa in Opatija, Ika. The guest structure of Sunny Hvar is still dominated by the emitting markets of the United States and Great Britain. The growth of guests from the USA is 26%, while in the UK it is 14% compared to the previous year. Other developed markets that are recording an increase in overnight stays are Australia, Brazil and the Scandinavian and Western European countries.  Even before its opening, this most luxurious hotel on the island became a member of the elite hotel association of luxury hotels The Leading Hotels of the World. “We are very pleased to have become a member of the prestigious group The Leading Hotels of the World, which has over 400 luxury hotels and resorts in its consortium. Hotel Palace combines the highest standards of luxury with a vision to provide guests with superior service and a unique experience, ” said Gordana Tomičić, President of the Management Board. Announcements for the season are good, and confirmed sporting events in April, such as the traditional Easter Regatta, Otillo Swimrun and Mountain Madness Croatia, mark the beginning of the season on the sunniest island in the Adriatic, point out Sunčani Hvar and add that of 4% compared to the same period last year, which is a result of the earlier opening of the hotel and the increased number of arrivals of guests who are provided with frequent catamaran lines outside the high season. Hotel Palace, Hvar Last year was the best in the history of Sunny Hvar’s business Hotel Palace, Hvar Thus, in 2018, the Company generated sales revenues of HRK 212,8 million, while gross operating profit amounted to HRK 99 million, which is an increase of 74% compared to 2017. Thanks to large investments in the portfolio in recent years and investments in 2018 worth 44 million kuna, which include the renovation of the Amfora and Adriana hotels, the best, but also the longest tourist season was recorded. In 2018, Sunčani Hvar Hotels achieved significant growth according to all indicators. Total revenues amounted to HRK 288,5 million, which is an increase of 37%.  The company achieved a significant increase in revenues from accommodation, of HRK 12,6 million, which is an increase of 11% compared to the 2017 business year. At the same time, there was an increase in the business of the food and beverage segment in the amount of HRK 7,6 million, which is an increase of 14% compared to last year.last_img read more

KLM is introducing flights to Split for the first time in the winter

first_imgThe second wave of the corona virus pandemic in Europe has caused a new one lockdown in many states these many airlines are forced to reduce the number of flights and seating capacity.  During the pandemic, KLM decided to return its service to as many of its network destinations as possible. “Given the circumstances, we do this with fewer flights and smaller aircraft. Passengers have the widest possible choice of destination, which allows us to maintain the network via the Amsterdam hub. This strategy has proven successful in recent months and has ensured that we have not had to rigorously reduce the network like some other airlines. August and September showed clear signs of recovery. Unfortunately, the second wave of the pandemic led to new constraints across Europe, not just the Netherlands. The capacity will therefore be reduced again in the coming period”Point out from KLM. Photo: Spencer Davis, Pexels / KLM / illustration: hrtourism KLM will maintain its existing network strategy, even add a few new destinations, and depending on developments, further adjustments will be made in the coming period so that the current available flights with all airlines should always be checked before the flight.  So is KLM for Zagreb increased the number of flights from 6 to 7 weekly flights during the holidays, while for flights to Split one daily flight is planned for the dates 20.12.2020, 23.12.2020, 27.12.2020, 02.01.2021. and 03.01.2021.center_img But, despite that, KLM introduces the Amsterdam – Split line, which will operate during the holidays, for the first time in the winter.  In the coming months, KLM will fly to 90-95% of European destinations compared to the pre-crisis period, but the overall flight capacity will be reduced to 50% to 40% compared to the period before the pandemic, KLM points out. As for the intercontinental service, the number of passenger flights will be at about 50-60% of the level compared to the period before the corona.  KLM flies to Split for the first time in the winterlast_img read more

Construction is well underway on this coastal retirement high rise

first_imgBirtinya Retirement Village on the Sunshine CoastUpon completion, Birtinya Retirement Village will include a mix of one, two and threebedroom low-maintenance apartments and secure parking in the basement.All residents will have access to an integrated 660sq m clubhouse, gymnasium,wellness centre, outdoor pool, complete with covered outdoor decks and dining areas andlandscaped, manicured gardens within the village. 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 agoThe new vertical village will be walking distance to the $5 billion Sunshine Coast HealthPrecinct which includes the new Sunshine Coast Public Hospital, Sunshine Coast UniversityPrivate Hospital and Sunshine Coast Health Institute.“Birtinya Retirement Village will offer residents all of the benefits of Sunshine Coast living with easy access to restaurants, cafe’s, the beach, lake front walking paths and everything the nearby retail and business centres of Mooloolaba and Maroochydore have to offer,” Mr Keleher said. “By 2056 a quarter of our population will be over the age of 65. Vertical villages like thiscreate options for older Australians to downsize and move into connected communities withcentralised health and lifestyle services.”The first public release is coming soon with pricing starting from $360,000 for a one bedroomapartment plus study.Stockland has also committed to a Four Star Green Star rating for the new Birtinya RetirementVillage.Last month, the village opened its new Sales and Information Centre offering potential futureresidents the chance to meet with a sales consultant as well as see and feel samples firsthand. Birtinya Retirement Village is well underway with construction reaching level six of the eight-storey development on the Sunshine Coast.INTERNAL fit-outs are underway with the first public release coming soon at the $63 million Birtinya Retirement Village on the Sunshine Coast.Construction on the eight-storey development has reached level six, with 140 apartments due to be completed by early 2018.Stockland regional development manager Paul Keleher said they were making great progress on the Village since construction started in November last year.“We know that our customers want to live in beautiful places, demand a high level ofservices, and enjoy a great lifestyle,” Mr Keleher said. “Birtinya Retirement Village will offer all of this and more, encouraging happier, healthier residents with world class health and wellbeing services right on their doorstep.”The Village will offer residents stunning views of Lake Kawana and across to the Glasshouse Mountains hinterland, with internal fit-outs already underway with stone benchtops, luxurious tiles and carpets.last_img read more

Phenomenal Caribbean Women Symposium will inspire women

first_img Share Share 29 Views   no discussions Share Tweetcenter_img Sharing is caring! Executive Director of the Dominica Association of Persons with Disabilities, Nathalie Murphy. Photo credit: DAPD.Dominican women will this weekend have an opportunity to re-discover their life’s purpose when the 3rd annual Phenomenal Caribbean Women Symposium gets underway this weekend. VF Inc, in collaboration with the Gender Affairs Bureau of the Ministry of Gender Affairs, will be hosting its 3rd Annual symposium under the theme “What you conceive you can achieve because God has the power to deliver what He promises”.According to a press release from VF Inc, the symposium objectives are to Celebrate the successes of Caribbean Women, Allow Caribbean Women to tell their stories of success, triumph over adversity, challenges, pain, joy and blessings, Inspire Women to determine, re-discover and achieve their life’s purpose, Demonstrate that achieving one’s life purpose is possible, Develop a Personal Action Plan towards achieving one Life’s Purpose, Reaffirm the role of women as Healers of the Nation and Establish a network of support and opportunities for women.Dominica’s Lady of Song Mrs. Ophelia Olivacee-Marie. Photo credit: reverbnation.comThe featured speakers include Mrs. Suzanne King of Barbados, Mrs. Ignatia Pascal, First Caribbean International Bank Dominica’s Unsung Hero 2010, Mrs. Nathalie Murphy, Executive Director of the Dominica Association of Persons with Disabilities, Mrs. Ophelia Olivacee-Marie, Dominica’s Lady of Song, Reverend Cherie Booker of Trinidad & Tobago and Ambassador Rosalyn Hazelle of St. Kitts & Nevis. The presenters will relate their experiences of hope, joy, faith, love and triumph over adversity, pain and challenges with a view to inspiring and encouraging the participants.First Caribbean International Bank Dominica’s Unsung Hero 2010, Mrs. Ignatia Pascal. Photo credit: cibccib.comThe symposium is opened to all women as it promises to be a powerful, inspirational experience and we encourage all women to participate. Interested persons are urged to contact VF Inc at 449 9649, Fax 449 9449 or Email info@vfinc.org for registration details and further information.The Symposium will commence at 8am on Saturday 28th January at the Cabrits National Park in Portsmouth.Dominica Vibes News LocalNews Phenomenal Caribbean Women Symposium will inspire women by: – January 25, 2012last_img read more