Kerry-Ann and Andrew Hudson are building their dream home at The Orchard.THE Hudson family spent months researching the local property market trying to find the perfect place to build their dream home. They had just welcomed a new addition, Isabella, and been transferred to Townsville in their roles in the Australian Defence Force. Kerry-Ann and husband Andrew set about developing a list of things they were looking for – the most important was proximity to work so they could spend more time with Isabella, and plenty of space to grow as a family. During their search of Townsville’s best residential communities, they came across The Orchard, the newest large-lot development from long-established local developer Elements North Queensland. Kerry-Ann said that as soon as they entered the estate, they knew The Orchard was right for them.“Andrew and I spent a few weekends visiting local developments and during our search we came across The Orchard,” Kerry-Ann said.“There is just one road in to the community meaning it feels safe and secure and the quality of the development is obvious as soon as you enter.“A meticulously manicured entrance that boasts lush green grass and orchard-inspired trees greets you as you enter the development and the large lots have beautiful views out to the Coral Sea.More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020“The community is surrounded by natural bushland and is just minutes to some great schools, shops and the easy connection to the Ring Road means we are at Lavarack in less than 15 minutes.” The Hudsons opted for a four-bedroom, two-bathroom home complete with media room, pool and 6x6m shed on a 1100sq m block with GJ Gardner Homes. “The lot size allowed us to include everything we wanted in our dream home,” Kerry-Ann said. “Andrew does some personal training so we converted the shed into a home gym and I wanted a large pool with plenty of yard for Isabella to run around in.“But probably the major thing we were looking for was a place that wasn’t too far away from our work as we want to spend more time together as a family. “As soon as we visited The Orchard, we knew it was perfect for us. “It ticks all the boxes and their sales team made the process simple and enjoyable, helping us every step along the way.”The Orchard is located off Darling Road in Jensen and is Townsville’s newest large-lot community by leading developer Elements North Queensland, which has been delivering quality estates in Townsville for 30 years. For more information call 4731 1425 or visit theorchardnq.com.au
Image source: Port of GdanskThe Port of Gdansk is working on a project that will modernize the long-neglected Dworzec Drzewny quay.In mid-December 2017, the port issued a call for tenders for the modernization of the quay. The bids submitted by eight entities have just been opened.According to the port authority, five consortia and three enterprises have submitted bids for the reconstruction of the Dworzec Drzewny quay, with all potential contractors declaring that the work will be completed within 96 weeks from the moment of signing the agreement.“Dworzec Drzewny is a quay which has remained out of use for many years. Due to years of neglect, it fell into ruin and lost all its transshipment capacity,” said Lukasz Greinke, President of the Board of the Port of Gdansk Authority.“We want to expand it, so that it can become vibrant with port life once again. We assume that it will be a universal quay. Currently, it has a steep sloped structure, which has to be changed. We also need to move the fender line,” added Lukasz Greinke.Future work on this quay will focus on the expansion of an area of about 1,220 meters. The selected contractor will perform demolition work, earthwork, dredging and bottom-reinforcing work, sanitary work, and road and railway work.“A new sheet pile retaining wall, new fender lines and berthing lines will be built. This will make it possible for the largest vessels able to enter the Inner Port – with draughts up to 10.6 m – to be handled at Dworzec Drzewny,” explained Marcin Osowski, Vice-President of the Board and Director of Infrastructure at the PGA.The Port of Gdansk also said that the modernization of the Dworzec Drzewny is one of the tasks in a project involving the conversion of the fairway. 85% of the funds for the project come from the resources of the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF).Thanks to the EU funds, work will also include the dredging of the fairway and the modernization of the Oliwskie, Obroncow Poczty Polskiej, and Mew Quays, as well as the Zbozowe Quay along with a part of the quay at the Wisloujscie Fortress. This means a total of 5 km of renovated infrastructure.Projects financed using CEF will be completed by the end of 2020. By that time, investments at the Port of Gdansk will reach the amount of $290 million.[mappress mapid=”24995″]
The 32-year-old resident Geofrey Marianowas caught on the strength of an arrest warrant around 7 p.m. on Feb. 16, apolice report showed. The court recommended a P72,000 bail bondfor Mariano’s temporary liberty./PN The suspect was detained in the lockupfacility of the San Miguel police station. ILOILO City – Police nabbed a mancharged with domestic violence in Barangay Consolacion, San Miguel, Iloilo.
The contingent will begin campaign at the WJC with the aim of amassing global ranking points as well as test their might ahead of the AJCC which serves off on April 7.Solanke who is the only Nigerian seeded in the boys’ singles will be aiming for the title having featured in previous editions of the WJC without making it to the podium.Solanke will compete alongside Augustine Emmanuel and Abayomi Animashaun will compete in the junior boys’ team event which serves off today April 1, while the quartet of Jamiu Ayanwale, Taiwo Matti, Musa Mustapha and Mustapha Mustapha will compete in the boys’ cadet team event.Vivian Oku, Rofiat Jimoh and Iyanuoluwa Falana will slug it out in the junior girls’ team while Sukurat Aiyelabegan and Sadiat Akeem will compete in the cadet girls’ team event.Besides the team event, the players will battle for honours in the singles and doubles events of the WJC.The AJCC serves as qualification for the 2019 World Junior Championship holding later in the year and Nigeria will be returning after missing the last two editions in Tunisia and Cote d’Ivoire.Also, the team will be aiming to dethrone defending champion – Egypt in Accra next week.Ghana Table Tennis Association (GTTA) promised an exciting tournament being the first time the West Africa will be staging an international table tennis tournament in the last 16 years.According to Ghana Minister of Youth and Sports, Isaac Asiamah, Ghana would host a befitting tournament. “We are grateful to ITTF and ATTF for choosing Ghana as host of these important competitions and for us we are excited that this is in line with our ideals of growing all sports from grassroots levels. We have been working hard to revive our school sports because we know we have the potential to be among the best in sports. I am also using this opportunity to charge the Ghana Table Tennis Association to focus on schools across the country to be able to discover new talents that will make our country proud at the 2023 African Games which we are hosting,” Isaac Asiamah said.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram A 12-man Team Nigeria contingent will this morning begin campaigns at the ITTF World Junior Circuit (WJC) and African Junior and Cadet Championship (AJCC) holding in Accra, Ghana from April 1 to 13.There are 10 other nations competing against Nigeria at the WJC which serves off this morning to 5 at the Sports Emporium in Accra, Ghana.National junior champion, Azeez Solanke leads 11 others to the WJC and AJCC.