Rob Rice Homes Year in Review

first_imgFacebook0Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by Rob Rice HomesRob Rice has been building quality homes in the Olympia Area since 1985.This past year marked a pivotal and exciting time for Rob Rice Homes. Not only did we build & sell more homes this year than last, but we also embarked on numerous new land developments. Here is a brief recap of last year’s notables:• We exceeded our sales goals for both the first and second quarters of 2013 resulting in a 4% increase in sales year over year.• We began working on our eighth new home community; Chestnut Village located in Olympia off of Yelm Highway & Rich Road. Sales in Chestnut Village are expected to begin late January. Consisting of 105 new homes, Chestnut Village is in the Olympia School District and a short drive to downtown Olympia, Tumwater & Lacey.• We continue to develop and build in Campus Highlands, located in the master planned community of Meridian Campus. We are now developing our third phase when at completion will encompass 90 new homes. We have three communities within Campus Highlands offering both 2-story and rambler plans with many lots available on the golf course of The Golf Club at Hawks Prairie.• Preliminary plat approval for Steilacoom Ridge in Lacey was granted in December of 2013. This community will have 295 new homes with site development to begin in late 2014 with new home sales to begin in late 2015.• Our Puyallup community, the Villages at South Hill phase 1 is nearly sold out. Development has begun on phase 2 of this community. The Villages @ South Hill offers Pierce County buyers all the beauty and finite design of a Rob Rice Homes community with a location that can’t be beat. We are located directly off of the 512, just east of the South Hill mall on 39th, prior to the Meridian Road traffic.• We support many non-profit organizations in our communities, most notably the Hands on Children’s Museum, YMCA, Boys & Girls Club and Saint Martin’s University. In 2013 we added another community service organization: Concern for Animals to the list. Our organization along with many of our sub-contractors assisted Concern for Animals with a complete remodel of their office building in Olympia. With our partners, we donated over $21,000.00. Concern for Animals helps thousands of people and their pets with food, veterinary care and adoption assistance.2013 was a great year for us with many accomplishments but all of our efforts would be fruitless without the dedication of our buyers, our sub-contractors, realtor partners and employees. We thank you all and look forward to yet another successful 2014!About Rob Rice: New home builder Rob Rice has lived in the South Puget Sound area since 1985 and resides in Olympia, WA. with his wife Helena, their two sons, Carson and Alex Michael and their two dogs. Rob is a graduate of Washington State University with a degree in architecture and construction management. He has built over 3,000 homes in Thurston County and currently building new home communities in Lewis, Thurston & Pierce County. For more information, visit Rob Rice Homes website.last_img read more

Mbala on La Salle departure: ‘It’s final’

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netFor La Salle big man Ben Mbala, it was time to move up the ranks.Speaking for the first time since announcing his decision to turn pro in Mexico, the Cameroonian center believes that it’s just the right time for him to leave the confines of Taft.ADVERTISEMENT 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 “It all started when my last year was not really sure. With the rules that have been coming out, I had to talk to my family and the people at school. I felt that it’s time for me to get to the next level instead of wasting one year not doing anything. I decided to try my luck in the pro league and see how it goes,” said the 6-foot-8 slotman.And so far, Mbala is having a blast as he now gets to showcase his talents on a professional level in Mexico.“Everything is going fine. The guys really welcomed me the right way and they are very understanding patient with me, especially I’m the new face. They are giving me a lot of advice,” he said.Mbala, however, isn’t ruling out a possible return to the Philippines somewhere along the way, may it be for a vacation or as an import.“Why not? I love the Philippines,” he said. “It’s not like I’m leaving the Philippines forever. I will visit from time to time. If I get an offer to play in the Philippines, why not? I’ll grab it.”ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES “It’s final,” he said in an interview with Sports Desk. “I feel like it’s time to get to the next level. It’s been a long time for me in college and I feel like it’s time for another level.”Mbala admitted that it was a hard decision for him to part ways with the Green Archers, which have been his family for the better part of the last five years.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“La Salle is like a family,” he said. “They’ve been there for me since day one when I wasn’t playing. Even when I got suspended, they still got my back. Leaving La Salle is really hard, but I know the people there understood. I know my teammates, coaches, and management will understand and support me.”But the turn of events over the past year, especially the doubts that surrounded his eligibility for UAAP Season 81, made sense for Mbala to accept the job in Mexico with Fuerza Regia as he will now be a reinforcement for the squad in top-tier Liga Nacional de Baloncesto Profesional. MVP chants as Beasley scores 32 to lead Knicks past Celtics Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone MOST READ Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity.center_img OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours View comments Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defenselast_img read more

Man jailed for forging TIN Certificate, passport

first_imgKeith Willie was on Friday morning sentenced to thirty-six months in prison after confessing to two counts of fraud before Magistrate Leron Daly.It is alleged that between May 1 and May 31, 2017 at Georgetown, with intent toKeith Willie has been jailed for forgerydefraud, he conspired with a person or persons to forge one Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) Taxpayer Identification (TIN) Certificate in the name of Ronald Amsterdam, purporting to show that it was issued by the GRA when he knew same to be false.In addition, he pleaded guilty to a charge which stated that, during the said period, he conspired with person/s to forge one Republic of Guyana passport bearing the name Ronald Amsterdam, purporting to show that same was issued by the Central Immigration and Passport Office when he knew same to be forged.The unrepresented man will, however, spend 18 months in jail, because the jail terms are to be served concurrently.last_img read more

Exclusive – Jol: Tottenham were close to letting Bale leave for bargain £5million

first_imgFormer Tottenham manager Martin Jol has told talkSPORT Spurs considered allowing superstar forward Gareth Bale to leave the club in a bargain £5million deal.Jol helped lure the Southampton starlet to White Hart Lane for £7million in 2007, but the 17-year-old failed to immediately justify the lofty price-tag.Bale would eventually become Tottenham’s talisman, with his breathtaking runs, piledriving shots and inspired trickery seeing him later secure a record-breaking £85m switch to Spanish giants Real Madrid, where he won the Champions league in his debut season.But before then, the teenage Welshman struggled to break into the first-team and, despite what Jol describes as an “unbelievable” debut display against Manchester United, was confined to the fringes of Spurs’ squad after a series of injures and hapless performances.Such was the north London’s club’s frustration with their big investment that they began to offer the full-back to a number of clubs.And Jol admitted he could have snapped up the future world star for a steal when he was appointment boss of German outfit Hamburg following his shock Tottenham exit.“Spurs saw Bale as a left-back, but he probably wasn’t the best left-back in the world,” he told Matchday Live.“He was more creative, he had electric pace, so everybody saw that he was more suited as a forward player, and Harry Redknapp saw that later on.“I saw his potential straight away, but other people didn’t see that in the early stages of his career and that led to Spurs offering Bale to me when I went to Hamburg.“We had to pay a lot of money to get him though, about five or six million, which we couldn’t afford at the time.“I then asked Daniel Levy if we could take him on loan instead, but at that time it was not possible.“So yes, Hamburg could have bought Bale for £5million because, of course, he was not playing at that moment.“He couldn’t get into the side, so Spurs offered him to other clubs.”Read more of Matchday Live’s exclusive interview with Martin Jol:Exclusive – I’ve got no grudge with Levy, insists former Spurs bosslast_img read more

Hands off my keeper, Kerr tells Oluoch critics

first_img0Shares0000Boniface Oluoch training at the National Stadium in Dar es Salaam in July 2017 before their friendly match against English side Everton FC. Photo/TIMOTHY OLOBULUNAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 30- Gor Mahia head coach Dylan Kerr has moved to defend goalkeeper Boniface Oluoch from the backlash he is facing following two mistakes that led to goals during their CAF Confederation Cup match against Tanzania’s Yanga in Dar es Salaam on Sunday night.Oluoch was at fault for the two goals Yanga scored, spilling the ball to the opponent’s feet in both occasions, but coach Kerr says the shot stopper should not be subjected to public stoning over the errors. “People are condemning Boni, I am not. Yes, it is a mistake and it happens, but he will learn from it. My goalkeeper makes two errors and everybody is on his neck. He makes several other brilliant saves and people are quiet. No one is even talking about the saves he made at 1-1 against AFC Leopards in the derby,” a furious Kerr told Capital Sport.He added; “His confidence is a bit low now but I have talked to him and I will continue keeping confidence in him. He is still my number one. He works very hard in training and well, we are not perfect. Mistakes are there,” Kerr further stated.Gor Mahia head coach Dylan Kerr celebrates with goalkeeper Boniface Oluoch after their 2-0 win over Tanzania’s Simba SC in the SportPesa Super Cup final at the Afraha Stadium in Nakuru on June 10, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluGor though went on to hold on for the vital 3-2 win despite living dangerously in the final few minutes after Yanga scored their second.“We played very good football in the first half. The energy levels were outstanding and we were just brilliant. It ha snow become a routine playing like we do in training; the passing, the movement.. we were a different class. We should have had seven goals in the first half, “ Kerr quipped.The result, coupled with Rayon Sports’ 1-1 draw away to USM Alger in the second Group D fixture meant K’Ogalo move to the top of the standings heading into the penultimate round of fixtures.Gor Mahia will host Rayon Sport on August 19 in Nairobi while USM will be away to Yanga in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. A point for Gor will prove to be enough to take them into the quarter finals for the first time ever.“We know it is just a point and we are through and that is what we are working on. But we are going for the full prize; three points. Rayon picked a point away in Algeria and they have a chance. They will come to Nairobi looking for three points to take them back up,” Kerr said.Gor Mahia’s Ephrem Guikan (2nd left) scores the Kenyan team’s second goal in the 4-0 victory over Young Africans of Tanzania on July 18“It will be tough in Algeria but we will also go in there for a win. It’s possible. If we do that, we top the pool. I have told these players that they have proved they are the best in Kenya and East Africa. They should now prove they are the best in Africa,” added the British tactician.Meanwhile, Gor jetted back to the country from Dar on Monday afternoon and their focus now swiftly rocks back to their Kenyan premier League campaign where their dominance has been so emphatic it is now a norm.K’Ogalo lead the standings with 52 points after 20 matches, a massive 12 points ahead of second placed Sofapaka and with four matches at hand. They will face Kariobangi Sharks in Kisumu.“We want to go 15 points clear and probably get done with the league early. It will not be easy though because Sharks just got beat over the weekend and will come in to get the three points. Our target is to go for a win and keep our run going,” the tactician added.He has hinted that he will make changes to the squad and might give his second string players an opportunity to play, same way he did against Posta Rangers in the FKF Shield where they ended up picking a routine 3-1 win.Eye on the ball: Gor Mahia’s Humphrey Ochieng controls the ball“We have to keep everyone fresh and now we have a squad whereby everyone is capable of going in and doing the job. We are also playing over the weekend against Nakumatt so we have to ensure everyone is fresh,” the coach added.Among the players who might be in line for a place in the weekend game against Nakumatt is right back Karim Nizigiyimana who might make his first appearance in almost a year after picking a nasty ankle ligament injury in Thika September last season.“Karim has been doing his rehab and training and he looks okay now. He will be ready for the Nakumatt game. He might get a few minutes,” the tactician added.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Tottenham starlet ruled out of England Under-21s’ clash with Czech Republic

first_img Eric Dier in action for Tottenham Tottenham defender Eric Dier has been ruled out of the England Under-21 international against Czech Republic through injury.Dier suffered a black eye in Spurs’ 4-3 win over Leicester on Saturday and the area has swollen up badly.The Football Association (FA) announced on Monday that the 21-year-old would remain with the north London club for assessment this week.Dier will therefore miss Friday’s friendly in Prague, but he could return for the Young Lions’ match against Germany at Middlesbrough three days later.The FA also revealed Boro’s on-loan Chelsea striker Patrick Bamford and Bournemouth forward Callum Wilson had withdrawn from Gareth Southgate’s squad for the double-header through injury.West Brom’s Saido Berahino was also ruled out with a foot problem over the weekend so Southgate has called up Fulham striker Cauley Woodrow instead. 1last_img read more

Aubameyang scores Panenka penalty for Borussia Dortmund

first_imgBorussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang put his side ahead in style against Frankfurt in the Bundesliga.After tucking away his Panenka penalty, he was also on hand to set up Shinji Kagawa to make it 2-0. Aubameyang scores Panenka penalty for Borussia Dortmund 1last_img

VISITORS FLOCK TO KILLYBEGS TO SEE UNIQUE SAIL BOAT

first_imgHundreds of visitors are turning up in Killybegs following the arrival of The Barquentine Thalassa.The boat is an imposing and seaworthy sailer – a three master is one of the most beautiful and fastest sea sailers of the Dutch fleet.The boat is an unusual visitor to the area which is more used to fishing trawlers and the occasional cruise liner. Rigged according to old tradition, the Thalassa is fitted with every modern safety conveniences and combines adventurous sailing and comfortable enjoyment perfectly.The good atmosphere, the tasteful ambience of the saloon, and the comfortable cabins with showers see to it that the guests on board feel immediately at home. VISITORS FLOCK TO KILLYBEGS TO SEE UNIQUE SAIL BOAT was last modified: July 22nd, 2013 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:Killybegssail boatlast_img read more

Raphoe Family Rescource Centre bid fond farewell to youth worker Keragh

first_imgRaphoe Family Resource CentreFarewellThe Family Resource Centre would like to bid a fond farewell and safe journey to Youth Worker Keragh O’Donnell who not only leaves the project but also Ireland as she travels to Canada. Keragh was only with us for a short spell-seven months but in that time she made a considerable contribution to enhancing the lives of children and young people she worked with. Best of luck in Canada, Keragh.50-50 Bonus BallThe winner of the weekly Bonus Ball was Saoirse Gallagher. Congratulations to Saoirse! The winning number was 7.To enter the next Bonus Ball Draw please call into the Family Resource Centre in The Volt House before Saturday of each week. Good luck! Raphoe Boxing ClubIt was a very busy weekend for Raphoe boxers as 8 boxers were in action at two major tournaments. On Friday night in Malin Town, Brendan O Hagan, Danny Buchanan, Eunan Mc Laughlin, Oisin Mc Hugh and Ryan Mc Daid took to the ring. Danny Buchanan turned in an explosive performance when he stopped Dominic O’ Donnell in round 2. Brendan, Ryan, Oisin and Eunan all did themselves proud as all four lost out on split decisions.On Saturday night in the Ozanam Centre, Dunfanaghy club boxer Liam Mc Mongale had an impressive win over Oisin Wallace, Dungloe, and Brendan O’Hagan can count himself very unlucky to lose out to Bernie Mc Donagh, Dunfanaghy on a split decision.Danny Duggan turned in a great display of guts and courage only to lose out to Danny Boyle, Dungloe.The Raphoe Club will be well represented on the Donegal Team v Derry on Friday night in the Buncrana Youth Club as 2 boxers will be in action, Liam Mc Monagle and Oisin Mc Hugh. Good luck lads.Little Acorns PlaygroupLittle Acorns Playgroup is now enrolling for September 2017 & January 2018. Free Playgroup places are available- FREE OF CHARGE FOR 2 YEARS. Eligibility for the ECCE scheme- Available to children aged 3 years up to 4 years and 7 months.  Please call into us to check your child’s eligibility and for enrollment forms or phone 085-8484149.Raphoe Friday ClubThe Friday Club meets every Friday morning in the Volt House Hall from 10.30am-12.30. We would like more in our community to come along and be a part of the Group.There will be events organised over the summer so come along and join in the craic! Refreshments are also provided. Transport is available on Friday mornings and if you require this please phone 0749145462 and arrange.Raphoe Family Rescource Centre bid fond farewell to youth worker Keragh was last modified: January 21st, 2017 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:RaphoeRaphoe Family Resource CentreYouth Workerlast_img read more

Marco Silva reveals he has already made decision on his future as Hull manager

first_img1 Marco Silva: Will he leave Hull at the end of the season? Marco Silva remained tight-lipped about his future at Hull but admitted he has already decided whether he will stay with the relegated Premier League side.The Tigers boss produced an impressive upturn in results at the KCOM Stadium following his January arrival, although he was ultimately unable to prevent the club’s immediate return to the Sky Bet Championship.He is out of contract at the end of the season and has been linked with a move away from Hull, with Watford – due to part company with manager Walter Mazzarri – reportedly interested.Silva, whose side conclude the season at home to Tottenham on Sunday, now plans to meet City chairman Assem Allam next week before an announcement is made.“I have in my mind (a decision) but the first person who will listen to this situation is the chairman and our board,” Silva said.“We need to talk about many, many things – it’s not only if I want (to stay) or not.“We need to look for the future of the club. We need to look as well what is my goal for my career. We started to talk during this week and we’ll meet again next week.“It’s important we keep some things inside the club, and not say them outside. Of course when we decide we’ll explain more about the situation.”Silva was relatively unknown in England when he replaced Mike Phelan at the turn of the year.The former Olympiacos manager quickly boosted his reputation by guiding the Tigers to six league wins from his opening 14 matches to give them a chance of surviving.A costly loss at home to Sunderland followed by last weekend’s 4-0 defeat at Crystal Palace ultimately ended their hopes of staying up, prompting speculation the 39-year-old Portuguese may move on to further his career.There appear to be plenty of suitors, including the Hornets, but Silva insists he has not been in contact with any other team.“It’s impossible for me to talk about the other clubs,” he said. “First, because Hull City deserve all my respect.“We have one more game to play and this club, Watford in this case, have one more game to play. Up until now, nothing has happened.“This is the truth and it is impossible to talk about the clubs, A, B, C or D. The most important thing is I’m here to work at Hull City, not to talk about other clubs.”last_img read more