Medium density living is in demand on the Sunshine Coast as Stockland fast-tracks the release of its latest townhomes.BUYER demand has forced the release of designer townhomes ahead of schedule on the Sunshine Coast.Stockland development manager Matt Patullo said Stockland’s first medium-density venture on the Sunshine Coast was shaping up to be an outstanding success with townhomes in the first two releases already sold out.“Due to the strong demand and following the sellout of Lux and Aquiv, we’ve now launched Essen ahead of schedule and 50 per cent of the project has already sold,” Mr Patullo said.“When you consider that this is now one of the last opportunities to buy a brand new home in Brightwater, it’s no wonder we’re seeing so much enthusiasm for the Mainwaring Collection townhomes.” More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home5 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor5 hours agoEssen in BrightwaterEssen’s is the third stage of Stockland’s Mainwaring Collection in its 1500 home masterplanned community at Brightwater.The townhomes start at $415,000 with two, three and four-bedroom homes on offer.Construction on Essen is on track, with the first residents expected to move in early in 2018. Mr Patullo said the project had appealed to first home buyers, as well as families and downsizers looking for an affordable, low-maintenance lifestyle with everything on their doorstep. “We are experiencing strong interest in the Essen release already, so I’d advise anyone looking to purchase a townhome in the Mainwaring Collection to register your interest now,” he said.Designed by nationally renowned architect John Mainwaring, the two-level townhomes have high ceilings, open plan living, quality inclusions and low-maintenance private courtyards.They also include a community swimming pool and alfresco area for residents.
First Published: 11th December, 2019 14:00 IST Last Updated: 11th December, 2019 14:00 IST India’s Chess Wizard Viswanathan Anand Turns 50 India’s chess legend and winner of five world titles Viswanathan Anand turned 50 on Wednesday. The Chennai-born chess ace is celebrating the day with his family Written By A book “Mind Master”, penned by Anand along with sports writer Susan Ninan is being released to coincide with his birthday. Anand, India’s torchbearer in chess and the country’s first-ever Grand Master, has inspired a legion of players including the city-based R Praggnanandhaa. Anand won the World Chess Championship for the first time in 2000. He won the World Rapid Chess Championship in 2003 and 2017. READ | NBA Trade Rumours: Kevin Love On Verge Of Leaving Cleveland Cavaliers For Boston CelticsREAD | David Schumacher To Race In MRF Challenge COMMENT LIVE TV WATCH US LIVE India’s chess legend and winner of five world titles Viswanathan Anand turned 50 on Wednesday. The Chennai-born chess ace is celebrating the day with his family. He had posted a picture of himself and his son Akhil on Twitter and wrote: “Partners in crime! Yes there’s cake tomorrow!”READ | Captain Woods Sends Himself Out In 1st Presidents Cup MatchREAD | F1: Watch Young Charles Leclerc And Max Verstappen Battle In Kart Race SUBSCRIBE TO US Press Trust Of India FOLLOW US
David Duncan wants Kotoko to be sexy again.The recently-appointed head coach has hinted that the team will be approaching their second leg CAF Champions League game against MC El Eulma with attacking intent.Advancing to the next round is the overriding objective, but pleasing the fans is important to him, as well. “We obviously need to win the game and the obvious approach is very important,” he notes.”Eulma will obviously be approaching the game with a particular strategy which will in a way affect us but we are approaching the game with an attacking mind.”The Algerians are in Ghana ahead of the game, following a 0-0 game played in North Africa two weeks ago. The Porcupine Warriors have made several plans to make the atmosphere intimidating, including offering free bus services to fans in and around the Kumasi catchment area.”I am personally not interested in what the scoreline will be but I can assure fans that will will make them proud come Sunday.”–Follow Gary on Twitter: @garyalsmith
WASHINGTON — Republican leaders in the U.S. House Monday evening removed Iowa Congressman Steve King from all his committee assignments — a decision King has denounced as an “unprecedented assault on my freedom of speech.”King had been a member of the Agriculture and Small Business Committees as well as the powerful House Judiciary Committee. House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy on Sunday said King’s remarks about white supremacy have no place in the party of Lincoln.“We spoke loud and clear,” McCarthy told reporters in Washington, D.C., Monday evening after the House Republican Steering Committee’s unanimous vote. “We will not tolerate this in the Republican Party.”King, in a written statement, said removing him from committee assignments was “a political decision that ignores the truth.” King said the remark he made to The New York Times has been mischaracterized. McCarthy told reporters Monday night it was “not the first time” King had made such comments.King concluded his written statement by saying he “will continue to point out the truth” and vigorously represent Iowa’s fourth congressional district “for at least the next two years” — a strong hint he will run for reelection in 2020.Randy Feenstra, the state senator from Hull who announced last week he will run for Iowa’s fourth district seat in 2020, tweeted Monday evening: “Sadly, today, the voters and conservatives values of our district have lost their seat at the table because of Congressman King’s caustic behavior.” At least three Democrats in the U.S. House have drafted resolutions to have the House censure or reprimand King. The Republican leader in the U.S. Senate has also weighed in on the controversy. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky said if King doesn’t understand why white supremacy is offensive, “he should find another line of work.”