Bristol retail Broadening horizons

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Imagine watching the fireworks from here! Luxury Brisbane apartment sells for $3m plus

first_imgThis unit at 9/170 Bowen Tce, New Farm, has sold for $3.75m. Picture: realestate.com.au.THE sellers of a luxurious, riverfront apartment in New Farm have made a $1 million profit in just two years.Occupying a massive 411 sqm on an entire floor, unit 9, 170 Bowen Terrace has just sold for $3.75 million to a local downsizer.Open-plan living at 9/170 Bowen Tce, New Farm. Picture: realestate.com.au.Records show the property last sold for $2.671 million in December, 2015.The three-bedroom, three-bathroom apartment sits directly beneath the apartment dubbed “Brisbane’s best sky home”, which sold for a whopping $6.15 million in April this year — one of the most expensive unit sales in the city to date.AUSSIE EXPERTS BACK BITCOINThe master bathroom at 10/170 Bowen Tce, New Farm.The four-bedroom, four-bathroom apartment spanning 670 sqm boasted floor to ceiling views of the Story Bridge even from the master bathroom.The latest apartment to be resold in the building is also impressive.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus23 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market23 hours agoLUXURY ISLAND HOME JUST $1.95MThe kitchen in the unit at 9/170 Bowen Tce, New Farm. Picture: realestate.com.au.Features include an outdoor entertaining terrace with built-in Smeg barbecue, bespoke kitchen with butler’s pantry, built-in sound system, fully programmable lighting system and private balconies for every bedroom.But it’s the view from 9/170 Bowen Tce that’s worth the big bucks.GET THE LATEST REAL ESTATE NEWS DIRECT TO YOUR INBOX HEREThe view from 9/170 Bowen Tce, New Farm.Imagine watching the fireworks exploding from the Story Bridge and city skyline from your front row seat on the terrace.Selling agent Jay McVicker of Teneriffe Realty, who marketed the property with Jennifer Lockley, said the buyer was downsizing from a bigger home in the area.THIS VIEW LANDED A MONSTER PRICEInside 9/170 Bowen Tce, New Farm. Picture: realestate.com.au.He said the property was appealing because it felt like a house within a small, boutique building and was perfect for entertaining.The apartment is only a stroll to James Street and Brunswick Street and offers direct lift access to the new Howard Smith Wharves redevelopment.The view from 9/170 Bowen Tce, New Farm. Picture: realestate.com.au. One of the bathrooms at 9/170 Bowen Tce, New Farm. Picture: realestate.com.au.last_img read more

Redwise, HUTA: Two Cutter Suction Dredgers Delivered to Ras al-Khair

first_imgImage source: RedwiseThe two self-propelled cutter suction dredgers, HUTA 12 (built by Royal IHC in 2014) and HUTA 14 (built 1986 by Orenstein & Koppel), were recently delivered by Redwise Maritime Services BV from King Abdullah Port to Ras al-Khair, Redwise said in its latest release. “Neither of the dredgers was new to Redwise, having  delivered the HUTA 12 on her maiden voyage from her builders Royal IHC to her first working site at King Abdullah Port or the HUTA 14  we need to go much longer back in history, with the delivery voyage under own power from Amsterdam to Hong Kong in 1988,” the company said.According to Redwise, the HUTA 14 achieved a substantial higher speed during transit, not unpleasant passing the High Risk Area in the Indian Ocean.In a cooperation with HUTA, the dredgers were made ready for their passages, whereby Redwise provided the management of the voyages, masters, deck officers and senior engineers from Redwise own resources, together with the security arrangement, vessel hardening and reporting.last_img read more

Spirit Energy gears up for Oda start-up

first_imgNorwegian authorities have approved the application for the start-up of the Oda field located in the North Sea, offshore Norway. Operator Spirit Energy expects to start-up in February/March 2019.Other partners in the project are Aker BP, Faroe Petroleum, and Suncor Energy.Total investments for the development are estimated at NOK 5.5 billion ($640.1 million), the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) said on Monday.Oda was discovered in 2011 and the plan for development and operation (PDO) was approved in May 2017. Estimated reserves in the Oda field are 5.2 million standard cubic meters of oil equivalents (32.7 million bbls), of which 5 million Sm3 (34.5 million bbls) are oil.Oda will be developed with a subsea facility including two production wells tied-back to the Ula field and one injection well for pressure support.The produced gas will be sold to the Ula licensees for use as injection gas for alternating water and gas injection (WAG) on the Ula field. The oil will be exported through Ula’s export pipeline via the Ekofisk field to the Teesside terminal in the UK. The seawater that will be used for water injection for pressure support on Oda will be delivered from the Ula platform.Norway’s offshore safety watchdog, the Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA), has also given its consent to Spirit Energy to use the facilities on the Oda field. Namely, an operator must gain consent from the PSA at various milestones, including prior to a facility, or parts thereof, being put into use.last_img read more

Iloilo to grow 1.5M native trees

first_imgILOILO – To protect, conserve and preserve the environment in the face of climate change, the provincial government launched yesterday “Tanum Iloilo” (Plant Iloilo). During the launch, the governor turned over Iloilo tree (Aglaia argentea) seedlings to partner agencies like the department of Environment and Natural Resources, Education, and of Social Welfare and Development, among others. The launching, timed with the Arbor Day celebration, was spearheaded Gov. Arthur Defensor Jr. at the Western Visayas Regional Museum. On June 10 the provincial government received 100 Iloilo tree seedlings from the province of Capiz through Gov. Esteban Evan Contreras. It is unique because it is the only tree named after a place, said Atty. Arturo Cangrejo, PENRO head. “We will plant them in areas where they have a bigger chance of growing,” said Defensor. Defensor campaigned for planting native trees like narra, molave, ilang-ilang, banaba, toog, among others, and fruit trees such as duhat, caimito, santol, pomelo, lansones, sampalok, and chico. The LGUs planted their Iloilo tree seedlings yesterday but will still participate in the bigger tree-planting activity in September. (With a report from the Philippine News Agency/PN) ‘TANUM ILOILO’. Gov. Arthur Defensor Jr. plants an Iloilo tree to mark Arbor Day on June 25, 2020 at the Western Visayas Regional Museum where he also launched the Iloilo provincial government’s reforestation project “Tanum Iloilo.” This project aims to grow 1.5 million native and fruit-bearing trees this year. IAN PAUL CORDERO/PN Iloilo tree is native in the province while it also grows in the forests of Jamindan, Capiz. However, the tree-planting proper will be conducted during the province’s annual “Pista sa Kakahuyan” in September. Forty-three 43 local government units (LGUs) participated “virtually”. This reforestation program aims to grow 1.5 million native and fruit-bearing trees this year, according to the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO) which is leading this project.last_img read more

Leising: Thank a teacher!

first_imgOldenburg, In. — It’s Teacher Appreciation Week, and our teachers are finishing up another productive school year.I appreciate all the teachers in our community and am thankful for the hard work they put in year after year to provide each of our students with a quality education.I encourage you to take a few moments this week to thank all the teachers in your life.last_img

Mannone hails Poyet plans

first_img Mannone, who watched all those games from the substitutes’ bench as Keiren Westwood’s deputy, said: “You see the difference from last year to this one. I think we are very solid. We have a base and we know where we are going. “Each game, we have been in the game at least and trying to get as much as possible from the game, even if we didn’t play well sometimes. “That’s the big difference – last year, we weren’t at the start. We gave it up a little bit and even if we were fighting, we were fighting in the wrong manner. “This season the big one, I will say, is organisation.” If Sunderland have been more difficult to beat under Poyet – only promoted QPR have managed it in the league to date this season – their failing has been largely at the other end of the pitch, where they had managed only five goals in their first six outings, none of them scored by a striker. Poyet has remained convinced that his frontmen would eventually find the net and gave two of them another chance to prove him right against the Potters when, having opted to leave £20million worth of midfield talent sitting on the bench in the shape of Jack Rodwell and Adam Johnson, he restored Steven Fletcher to the starting line-up and asked Connor Wickham to resume the wide lift-sided role he had filled earlier in the season. Fletcher, who had been left out of the 18 for Tottenham’s visit to the north-east last month, responded in just the manner the South American would have hoped, producing the fifth-minute cross from which Wickham headed home his first league goal of the season, and then helping himself to a double, his first goals since December 28. Mannone, just like his manager, was delighted to see the pair reap the rewards of their hard work. Sunderland keeper Vito Mannone has praised head coach Gus Poyet for bringing organisation to the chaos he inherited from Paolo di Canio. The Uruguayan head coach will celebrate a year in his job at the Stadium of Light next week with the club sitting comfortably in mid-table in the Barclays Premier League as a result of Saturday’s 3-1 home victory over Stoke. That win was the Black Cats’ first in the league this season, but a return of five draws and a single defeat from the previous six is a measure of the organisation instilled under Poyet, who arrived on Wearside to take charge of a team which had collected one solitary point from the 21 it had contested under Di Canio and caretaker Kevin Ball. He said: “I need to be as calm as I can and try to help the team, but on the opposite side, you need all the anger in the world to find the net. “You finally saw today our strikers, they really wanted to put that ball in the net, especially because it’s not nice for anybody to get judged every time because we are not scoring. “They work during the week, they work really hard on finishing, and that was a nice view from behind.” Charlie Adam had briefly dragged Stoke back into the game with a 15th-minute equaliser after Victor Moses, who limped off minutes later with a recurrence of a thigh injury, took advantage of a lack of concentration in the Sunderland ranks to mount a swift counter-attack. But the Black Cats were good value for their win on a day when the frustrations of recent weeks – they had failed to score in three of their four previous league games – melted away. Mannone said: “Two days ago, we could have said we have had a difficult start; today we can say it’s a great start, mid-table. It’s a funny game.” Stoke boss Mark Hughes was disappointed with his side’s showing, if appreciative of the efforts of Adam. He said: “Charlie did well on the day and was probably one of the few bright lights in terms of performance of the individuals in our team. “He will always give everything, Charlie. It was a good finish, but we needed a little bit more of that from the other players around him as well. We know we are a lot better than that.” Meanwhile, Poyet’s pleasure was tempered by the news that Sebastian Coates, Ricky Alvarez and Emanuele Giaccherini could be facing lengthy spells on the sidelines through injury. Press Associationlast_img read more

Anthony Foley hails Munster’s character

first_img Foley’s charges ended a frustrating three-match losing run in Europe when scoring a bonus-point win over the reigning French champions. Munster’s hopes of reaching the knockout stages of the Champions Cup had already been extinguished with their 20-point defeat to the Top 14 side at Stade Jean Bouin last week. However, today’s result helped lift some of the doom and gloom which has surrounded the Irish province who had lost six of their previous seven fixtures in all competitions. Munster, who were 12-6 ahead at the break, scored two tries in each half from Mike Sherry, Keith Earls, Simon Zebo and captain and man-of-the-match CJ Stander. Foley said afterwards: “The boys played with a lot of pride and character out there. They took their opportunities when they came. I thought there were a couple of very nice individual tries. “It was obviously disappointing last week over in Paris not to get anything out of the game and to come back here to Thomond Park and pick up five points today says a lot about the boys. “Sometimes the manner in which we played wasn’t the wisest thing to do, but they were willing to carry and willing to bring the opposition through phases. They keep turning up for one another.” Foley was also full of praise for the Munster fans for the level of support they gave to the team, even though the game was, in effect, a dead rubber for the home side. “I thought it was unbelievable support there today given the situation we were in,” he said. “I thought the fans came and took part in the game. They got in behind the boys, both fed off each other nicely today. There was a good European atmosphere out there.” Munster complete their pool programme with a tie against basement side Treviso in Italy next Sunday. Munster head coach Anthony Foley praised the ‘pride and character’ his side displayed in gaining a deserved 26-13 European Champions Cup Pool 4 victory over Stade Francais at Thomond Park. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Cisse tipped to shine against Liverpool

first_imgMark Hughes believes Djibil Cisse will deliver for QPR in their vital game against the striker’s former club Liverpool at Loftus Road tonight.Cisse was unhappy at being shown the door at Anfield and Rangers boss Hughes says the Frenchman will want to prove a point.Hughes predicted that Cisse would score in the recent game at Bolton, which he duly did – although the team’s 2-1 defeat means they are now in the bottom three and desperately need a victory.AdChoices广告“Every player when they go up against their former clubs want to make a good impression,” said Hughes. “Maybe we might gain from a little bit of an extra edge to his general play.“Given that it’s Liverpool and one of the top clubs in the Premier League, there’ll be an extra spark from Djib.”Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Defenders Spurred by Special Promotions in Battle against Morocco

first_imgCivil Defenders basketball team has said that they are battle-ready as they face AS Sale of Morocco in Abuja today. It is the tipoff for the Elite 8 stage of the African League.One of the things that have given these Defenders the confidence is the promotion incentive handed down from their Commandant General Abdullahi Gana before the players left the country for the first stage of the continental competition which was held in Cotonou, Republic of Benin.The General Manager of the team and an  ex-Nigerian international, Victor Okoro confirmed that the pre-tournament promise had been fulfilled. He said, “The players have never felt so confident of themselves the way they feel now; the team is quite ready for the Moroccans and indeed any team for that matter.“The CG has truly motivated the players and this has gingered everyone heavily and has made preparations a lot easier for us. They were promised special promotion if they qualified for this elite stage and that has been fulfilled. The players will get their letters by next week.”It was learnt that the majority of the players who are bona fide employees of the Civil Defence Corps will get their letter while the remaining few have been penciled down for employment.The other teams in the African top 8 bracket are ES Rades who will face JS Kairouan; Primeiro de Agosta against Petro de Luanda in an all Angolan affair and Smouha versus Al Ahly. The Nigerians are targeting to hit the semi-finals of the competition playing in its first edition since it was repackaged.Apart from getting the players set, the Defenders are going the extra mile to get the National Stadium Sports Hall filled. Okoro said a lot of the city residents were aware of the international fixture and they were also confident that a lot of fans would turn up at the arena.“We did not just market it to the adults but we pushed it to the schools in the territory and we expect a quite a number of pupils and their guardians at the stadium. Quite a number of people have also shown interest from as far as Lagos,” the GM added.AFA Sports management hailed the achievement of Civil Defenders so in their Africa League campaign, describing the players as a rare breed. AFA Sports who are their kit sponsors are backing them to get over AS Sale.Rivers Hoopers were the other team for Nigeria in the competition but they failed to make it to this stage.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more