6 Oct

Virtual tours launch at Haven

first_imgHaven have launched virtual tours at their display village using virtual headsets, Meredith Sweeney, Ellis Marketing and Sales coordinator demonstrates. Picture: Shae Beplate.PEOPLE building their dream home at Haven will be able to view their house before the first sod is turned with the launch of virtual tours.Haven have launched a Virtual Display Village at their sales and information office in Garbutt which will transport clients into realistic and scaled version of homes.Prospective buyers put on a virtual reality headset or navigate with a computer to “walk” around one of five different homes on offer.Ellis Development director Stephen Ellis said the virtual experience was unique to the Townsville new construction market.“When we first launched Haven, we had plans to build a couple of show homes,” Mr Ellis said. “However, the response from the Townsville market was overwhelming and we found ourselves needing to devote ourselves full-time to building homes for our new clients.“Virtual tours are important for clients as they help to mitigate some of the perceived risk involved with committing to a purchase of a home that does not exist yet.“They can really start to see themselves living in the home more so than with just a two-dimensional floor plan or drawing.”The virtual tours showcase the wide range of homes on offer at Haven which offers everything from a one-bedroom executive loft priced at $249,000 to large custom homes.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 2020There are five models available for virtual tours with another three models in the works.Potential buyer Nell Petraello said virtual tours were a great time saver.“It was something very different, but I was able to see exactly what I wanted in the houses,” she said.“Because I own my own business, time is very valuable and I don’t have four hours to spend walking around a bunch of display homes.“This was great because I got to tour multiple homes and take note of what features I liked in a new build.”Haven marketing and sales co-ordinator Meredith Sweeney said there was a range of virtual tours to suit a variety of budgets.“It’s all well and good to walk through a gorgeous display home with all the bells and whistles, however, often people fall in love with a home that is out of their financial reach,” she said.“That is why we wanted to create a variety of virtual tours to meet everyone’s budget. “If we know a potential client has a limited budget, we are able to show them exactly what they can achieve.”last_img read more

25 Sep

Gov’t troops overrun ‘NPA lair’ in Negros

first_imgThe suspected NPA lair is located akilometer from the crime scene where four Intelligence Personnel of theRegional Mobile Force Battalion were brutally murdered last July 18, 2019 inSitio Yamut, Barangay Mabato in the same town./PN During the clearing operations, thetroops recovered nine switches and five pieces detonators, which are often usedin making improvised explosive device. The local terrorists allegedly leftthe lair in the boundary of sitios Yamut and Talaptapan in Barangay Mabato,Ayungon when the troops arrived in the area. BACOLOD City – An alleged hideout ofthe New People’s Army (NPA) in a hinterland village of Barangay Ayungon, NegrosOriental was seized after an encounter between a military offensive  and communist guerrillas. Lieutenant Colonel Randy Pagunuran,commanding officer of the 94IB, said the report of the barangay residents is anindication of their need for peace. “This clearly shows that the civilians do not like the presence of NPAterrorists in their area. They are now cooperating and doing their part inorder to make the communities peaceful and free from NPA influence,” saidPagunuran. Included in the lists of seized itemswere the following: a pair of rain boots; rain coat; a coil of utility rope;two saws for metal and steel, an axe, and a hammer.center_img In a statement released to the media,the troops said the resting place of the suspected rebels can accommodate 15persons. A portable generator, three rifle scopes,a medical kit, a pair of handcuffs, one pouch and eight T-shirts printed withNPA logo were also recovered during the operations. Soldiers also found “subversivedocuments with high intelligence value along with other personnal belongings.” Operating troops of the PhilippineArmy’s 94th Infantry Battalion (94IB) conducted the security operations around11:40 a.m. on Wednesday after civilians reported about the presence of armedmen in the village. last_img read more

18 Jan

Griezmann pleads case for Ballon d’Or after FIFA snub

first_imgLATEST STORIES France’s forward Antoine Griezmann looks on as he takes part in a training session in Clairefontaine-en-Yvelines, on the outskirts of Paris, on September 3, 2018, as part of the team’s preparation for the UEFA Nations League football match against Germany and Netherlands. / AFP PHOTO / FRANCK FIFEFrance star Antoine Griezmann insists he deserves to be on the podium for this year’s Ballon d’Or after winning the World Cup and major silverware with Atletico Madrid.Griezmann came third in 2016 in the voting behind Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi for the most prestigious individual award in football, despite not winning anything.ADVERTISEMENT Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award View comments Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. That year was agonizing for the forward as he lost the Euro 2016 final with France and the Champions League final with Atletico. But this season fortune has smiled on Griezmann, who starred in France’s triumphant World Cup winning campaign in Russia after an impressive year at Atletico, who won the Europa League and UEFA Super Cup. FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’“Comparing 2016 and this year, for me I have to be in the top three,” the 27-year-old told French sports daily L’Equipe.“In 2016, I lost two finals and was in the top three. This time I have won three finals.” Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Asked if not winning it would be unfair, Griezmann replied: “Not unfair, but I would wonder what more I could do. I have won three trophies, stood out at decisive moments, but it is not me who votes.”Ronaldo and Messi have dominated the Ballon d’Or over the last decade and the Portuguese superstar will be a contender again this year after winning the Champions League with Real Madrid.But Griezmann, who rejected a move to join Messi at Barcelona in the close season, admits ending their stranglehold over the award would be special.“I think about it, especially the closer I get to it. The Ballon d’Or is a prestigious award, and it is the highest you can go as a player. There are trophies in your league, in the World Cup, the Euro, but it’s not the same,” he said.However, there are signs that Griezmann’s glorious 2018 on the field might not be enough.ADVERTISEMENT Nigeria bans national team coach for accepting money Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil UEFA gave their award for the best player of last season to Luka Modric, skipper of the Croatia side that reached the World Cup final and a Champions League winner with Real.And Griezmann was omitted, along with the rest of his France team-mates, from the final three nominees for FIFA’s player of the year award.The finalists for that prize are Modric, Ronaldo and Mohamed Salah, the same three who made up the podium for UEFA’s award.Asked about the FIFA snub, Griezmann replied that “it’s bizarre, and a shame. It is a trophy given out by FIFA, isn’t it?“And the World Cup is organized by FIFA, right? We win the World Cup, and there is no French player there. That is their choice but it is surprising that there is no world champion.”The Ballon d’Or award was run jointly by FIFA and magazine France Football until the end of 2016, since when world football’s governing body has reverted to giving out their own prize.While a panel of supporters, national team captains, coaches and journalists vote for the FIFA award, only journalists vote for the Ballon d’Or.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

29 Dec

Job Vacancy: HSE recruiting for Directors of Nursing

first_imgJob Vacancy: The Health Service Executive is inviting applications for Director of Nursing 4 (Older Persons) positions in the CHO1 Donegal region.See role description and application details in the poster below:  Job Vacancy: HSE recruiting for Directors of Nursing was last modified: January 23rd, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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:director of nursingHealthcareHSEJob Vacancylast_img read more