Ever-changing scenery is the top selling point at opulent abode

first_imgStretch out across three levels of living, and that’s just what’s on the inside.“It’s 30 minutes from the city, it’s 30 minutes from the Gold Coast, for me it was 5 minutes from the kids’ school (John Paul College) and everything surrounding it is just so nice and peaceful.” The understated street entrance ensures privacy.She said an electric gate meant the house was very private, but still so close to everything you need. FOR SALE: 427 Springwood Rd, Daisy Hill will go to auction on Saturday, May 12 at 2pm.AFTER 11 years of making memories, Con and Linda Athans have made the “heartbreaking” decision to sell their home at auction this month.Mrs Athans said now their two children were at university it was time to move.“My two little children are now teenagers and they’re going to university down the Gold Coast, so we’re moving closer to the Gold Coast,” she said.She said when they first purchased 427 Springwood Rd, Daisy Hill they were attracted to its individuality and amazing views, despite its need for renovation. The current owners fell in love with the amazing view.“It was pretty run down, so we renovated the whole house,” she said.“We put in a big entertainment centre, with a flat roof, so we have an entertaining venue up there with a barbecue and shade sail.“We put in a theatre room, we’ve added a three-car lock-up garage, a tennis court and totally renovated the swimming pool.” There is a view from every room of the house.“You have a view from every window of the house.” Anyone for tennis?More from newsNew apartments released at idyllic retirement community Samford Grove Presented by Parks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus19 hours agoShe said her family’s time in the house had been “amazing”.“It’s just so safe and close to everything,” she said.“We could walk to the Daisy Hill forest, and ride bikes and the house is big enough to have lots of family and friends over.” This house is big enough to have “lots” of family and friends over.She said the thing she’d miss the most was the same thing appealing buyers – the view.“You wake up in the morning and you see hot air balloons and then at night you’ve got the beautiful lights, it’s just amazing.last_img read more

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Freshwater dream home’s long history in Cairns

first_img AGENT: Debbie North, Cairns Property Office Cairns, 0412 770 953 PRICE: Contact agent A CHANCE visit to a friend’s place more than 25 years ago set in motion a range events that would see Josie and Russell Beer settle in Freshwater.Siting high in Freshwater with sweeping views of the surrounding rural land, the home at 18A Duffy St has undergone a remarkable transformation over the past two decades.Originally in McLeod St, Cairns North, the house was moved in the early 1990s and underwent renovations with the addition of the large wraparound deck on the upper story.Which is when the Beers first saw the home. 18A Duffy Street, Freshwater, QLDAlong with knocking down a wall or two upstairs to create a more open and inviting ambience, they updated the kitchen, moved the original bathroom to make room for a study and created an ensuite and walk-in robe off the main bedroom.Downstairs, the home has been built-in to know include three bedrooms, bathroom, toilet, kitchenette and living room.Then nine years later more significant renovations were made, with the installation of a 12.5m lap pool, the backyard was levelled to create a play area, and the sizeable cellar was upgraded. 18A Duffy St, Freshwater when it was in McLeod St. It was moved from McLeod St in 1993 and over the last 25 years completely renovated it. “I love entertaining and having people around,” Mrs Beer said.“We have had parties for 120 people on the deck, we’ve had 21st birthdays, we have had a conference here.“I love having people around and sharing the space and the views – it seems to create a lovely area for conservations.”Selling agent Debbie North from Cairns Property Office said it is one of the “loveliest Queenslanders I’ve seen” .“What I love about the house are the incredible decks (about 95 sqm),” she said.“I love the traditional views across the cane fields with very few rooftops, the way they’ve preserved the character of the home, but you have wonderful modern things like a lap pool, ensuite and guest accommodation. “Also, despite the fact that it is so elevated that they’ve carefully created a decent sized usable area for kids to kick a ball around. “The placement of the kitchen where it services the deck is also great. “It’s so unusual for someone to be able to bring up a family from young children to adults in the same house and the house itself is absolutely timeless.”The Beers say it’s “reluctantly time to downsize” from what’s been their “dream home” and they’ve enjoyed it so much they’re “almost jealous of the next owners”. The polished and bright master bedroom.Despite the alterations, the original character of the home has been preserved. More from newsCairns home ticks popular internet search terms2 days agoTen auction results from ‘active’ weekend in Cairns2 days ago“I think it is a real welcoming home, it creates a certain atmosphere when you have people around,” Mrs Beer observed.Surrounded by greenery, the home oozes a sense of privacy in a natural environment, while the magnificent rural view from the deck remains a feature of the home.“I think people get quite surprised when they walk through the front door, they go ‘Oh wow’ as they see the view,” Mrs Beer said.“You get the brown fields (of cane) at times, and then just before they are harvesting, the cane arrows and it gets this silvery look; it is like a sea in the way it changes all the time.”While the house with its four bedrooms and fenced lawn area, certainly suits a family, it is equally at home as an entertainer’s retreat.Serious cooking has been done from the kitchen with the direct servery windows servicing both indoor and outdoor dining. 18A Duffy St, Freshwater Siting high in Freshwater with sweeping views of the surrounding rural land, the home at 18A Duffy St has undergone a remarkable transformation over the past two decades.“We were going their place for dinner, we must have drove past and Russell said: ‘That looks good, I’m going to buy you that house one day,”, Mrs Beer recalled.“Our friends down the street said to us, ‘Those people will never sell, it’s been a labour of love’.”But, the house did go to auction just a few years later.“We came just to have a look, we didn’t bid or anything, but then a few weeks later the (real estate) agent contacted us to see if we were interested.“We couldn’t really afford to buy, but we decided to it.“We’d just had three cubic meters of mulch dumped at our home in Stratford, so we quickly got that cleaned up and sold and bought this place.”After taking ownership of the home the Beers made further modifications and renovations to suit their growing family. OPEN: Saturday 11am-noonlast_img read more

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Lundin picks TechnipFMC to deliver subsea equipment for North Sea project

first_imgOilfield services provider TechnipFMC has been awarded a substantial integrated engineering, procurement, construction and installation (iEPCITM) contract from Lundin Norway for the Luno II and Rolvsnes development, located in the North Sea at a water depth of 110 meters.Edvard Grieg platform. Source: LundinFor TechnipFMC, a substantial contract ranges between $250 million and $500 million.The company said on Wednesday that the contract covers the delivery and installation of subsea equipment including umbilicals, rigid flowlines, flexible jumpers, and subsea production systems.Arnaud Piéton, President Subsea at TechnipFMC, commented: “We are honored that Lundin Norway is embracing our innovative and comprehensive solutions, engaging with us early through iFEEDTM (integrated FEED) studies and realizing the full scope through an integrated EPCI, finding within TechnipFMC all the architects, the competencies, the equipment and services necessary to support this project.”Rolvsnes is located 3 km south of the Lundin Norway-operated Edvard Grieg platform on the Utsira High and has a gross estimated resource range of between 14 and 78 million barrels of oil equivalent (MMboe). It is worth mentioning that Lundin recently signed a deal to buy Lime Petroleum’s acreage in the Rolvsnes discovery and Goddo prospect for up to $45 million. The agreement will see Lundin increase its working interest in the Rolvsnes oil discovery in PL338C and in the recently awarded, nearby license PL338E1 from 50 to 80 percent and the Goddo prospect in PL815 from 40 to 60 percent.During 2019, Lundin plans to conduct an extended well test (EWT) at the Rolvsnes discovery via a subsea tie-back of the suspended appraisal well to the Edvard Grieg platform. It is expected that the extended well test will be sanctioned in the first quarter of 2019 and implementation will be in parallel with the Luno II development project. EWT first oil is planned for 2021.When it comes to Luno II, back in October 2018, Lundin entered into an agreement with Equinor to acquire Equinor’s entire 15 percent working interest in the license PL359, containing the Luno II oil discovery.Luno II is situated approximately 15 km south of the Edvard Grieg platform and has a gross resource range of between 40 and 100 million barrels of oil equivalent (MMboe). The development concept for Luno II is a subsea tie back to the Edvard Grieg platform and the objective is to submit a plan for development and sanction the project in early 2019. First oil is planned for early 2021.Offshore Energy Today Staff Subsea tie-back to Edvard Grieg last_img read more

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FPSO Alvheim Wired to Tampnet Subsea Fibre Optic Network

first_imgTampnet and Aker BP have finished the deployment of fibre optic cable to the Aker BP operated FPSO Alvheim. The FPSO is now connected to Tampnet’s subsea fibre optic network providing high redundancy and capacity, preparing Alvheim for the digital transition.Alvheim was already connected to Tampnet’s network, but this was via a lower capacity radio link from the Heimdal platform, which will be de-commissioned in 2021.Lead Engineer OCT at Aker BP, Ingve Guttorm Lode explains that the deployment will enable Alvheim to particpiate in the digital transition which is driven by the Aker BP EUREKA program for digitalization.“This is a very stable connection with high redundancy that will secure the best possible up-time for our operations. With the fibre optic cable’s massive capacity and low latency, we can now explore and test various applications to optimize production onboard”, Lode said.Tampnet’s Project Manager, Eivind Sangesland has been onboard the installation vessel for the past week to supervise the finishing touches of the installation. He points out that it is a special solution that Tampnet has delivered in this project in close cooperation with Aker BP and Subsea7 through their alliance.Sangesland explains that Tampnet and Aker BP started the project last year with divers from DSV Seven Falcon installing subsea connectors to provide Alvheim with an optimal interface for the fibre cable connection. This summer, a cable tail installed on Tampnet’s existing system between Heimdal and Mariner was picked up and a new 8 km long cable was laid to Alvheim where it was connected to a CEM (Cable End Module) and deployed to the seabed below Alvheim by the CLV Seaway Aimery.ROV pilots made the final connection to the Alvheim FPSO topside by connecting the previously installed subsea connectors with the CEM. From Alvheim to shore, the telecommunications signals will flow through approximately 450 km of high quality fibre optic cables before arriving at the Aker BP offices in Stavanger.In preparation for the offshore campaign, Tampnet’s NOC (Network Operations Centre) prepared the installation vessel with equipment to allow 4G LTE coverage while working out in the field. From the cable lay vessel Seaway Aimery, the 4G LTE coverage enabled the crew and project team onboard to communicate seamlessly through services demanding high bandwith such as video conferencing and screen sharing, and proved beneficial from an operational perspective in planning vessel and testing operations in proximity to the Alvheim FPSO.last_img read more

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P180-K ‘shabu’ seized

first_imgAside from suspected shabu, marked money worthP200 and a coin purse were also confiscated from the suspects, the reportadded. BACOLOD City – Suspected shabu weighing about15 grams valued at around P180,000 was seized in a sting operation in Barangay30.  The minor suspect was turned over to thecustody of the Department of Social Welfare and Development./PN Paje was detained in the lockup facility ofPolice Station 2, facing charges for violation of Republic Act 9165, or theComprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002. Residents 25-year-old Patrick Paje and a16-year-old minor yielded the suspected illegal drugs on Sept. 23, a policereport showed.  last_img read more

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Eagles let Zaha fly the nest

first_imgWilfried Zaha deserves his chance to shine at Manchester United despite speculation over a loan return to Crystal Palace, according to Eagles co-chairman Steve Parish. Palace’s promotion back to the top flight has sparked talk of the 20-year-old again being loaned to the Eagles by new United boss David Moyes, but Selhurst Park chief Parish believes Zaha will be a central part of the Red Devils’ bid to retain their top-flight crown next term. Parish said: “I honestly think he’ll go to Manchester United and do really well, I really do. People are saying, ‘Will you loan him back?’. I think he deserves his chance there, and I think he’ll get it.” Press Associationcenter_img Palace manager Ian Holloway on Monday admitted he was tempted to ask Moyes if he could borrow Zaha again next season, but admitted “he’d be silly to give me him back”. Yet on Tuesday morning even Holloway stated the prospect of luring Zaha back to south London on loan was unrealistic. “There is no scenario. He is a Man United player. David Moyes has got a great player in his squad for next season,” Holloway told Sky Sports News. Zaha, who made his senior England debut against Sweden in November, was the liveliest performer on show as Palace beat Watford 1-0 at Wembley on Monday and brought the play-off final alive every time he got on the ball, with another one of his mazy runs drawing a foul for the match-winning penalty converted by Kevin Phillips. Evergreen striker Phillips, 39, is at the opposite end of his football journey and has played with and against some of the best prodigious youngsters in the game during his career. He rates Zaha, along with Blackpool’s Tom Ince, right up there. “Wilfried and Tom are two of the most exciting young talents in this country at the moment,” Phillips said. “They’re both awesome players and got their own strengths, but Wilf is a raw talent and at times (yesterday) he had both of their full-backs in knots.” last_img read more

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ICC World Cup Amid criticism, ICC defends not having reserve days for league matches

first_imgNew Delhi: The International Cricket Council (ICC) has defended not having reserve days for the league games of Cricket World Cup 2019. The ICC came under fire after the game between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh on Tuesday washed out due to rain. This was the third game in this World Cup that had to be abandoned due to rain.Following the washout, Bangladesh coach Steve Rhodes expressed his frustration saying that “we put men on the moon, so why can’t we have a reserve day, when actually this tournament is a long tournament.” Rhodes said that there is enough time between the games and a washout is a big disappointment not just for the teams but for the fans as well.”I know logistically it would have been a big headache for the tournament organisers. I know that it would have been difficult, but we have got quite a lot of time in between games, and if we have got to travel a day later, then so be it. The games are spread out. I would say that it’s disappointing for the crowd, as well. They have got tickets to see a game of cricket, and you know it would be up to them if they can get there the day after,” the Bangladeshi coach ranted.The game against Sri Lanka was crucial for Bangladesh, after they lost two consecutive matches. They were the favourites for the match and losing a point to a team like Sri Lanka was indeed pretty hard to digest.Reacting to the criticism, CEO of ICC governing body David Richardson said that having reserve days for every league game would have been a task extremely complex to deliver.”Factoring in a reserve day for every match at the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup would significantly increase the length of the tournament and practically would be extremely complex to deliver,” he said.”It would impact pitch preparation, team recovery and travel days, accommodation and venue availability, tournament staffing, volunteer and match officials availability, broadcast logistics and very importantly the spectators who in some instances have travelled hours to be at the game. There is also no guarantee that the reserve day would be free from rain either.”Up to 1200 people are on site to deliver a match and everything associated with it including getting it broadcast and a proportion of them are moving around the country so reserve days in the group stage would require a significant uplift in the number of staff. We have reserve days factored in for the knock-out stages, knowing that over the course of 45 group games we should play the large majority,” Richardson said. For all the Latest Sports News News, ICC World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

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St. Francis looks to extend streak vs Mt. St. Mary’s

first_imgFor more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.com,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 February 26, 2020 Associated Press St. Francis looks to extend streak vs Mt. St. Mary’scenter_img TEAM LEADERS: The sophomore duo of Damian Chong Qui and Malik Jefferson has led the Mountaineers. Chong Qui is averaging 11.7 points and four rebounds while Jefferson is putting up 9.8 points and 7.4 rebounds per game. The Red Flash have been led by seniors Keith Braxton and Isaiah Blackmon. Braxton has averaged 16.9 points and 7.1 rebounds while Blackmon has put up 18.3 points and 5.2 rebounds per game.DOMINANT DAMIAN: Chong Qui has connected on 36.4 percent of the 88 3-pointers he’s attempted. He’s also converted 83.5 percent of his free throws this season.TWO STREAKS: Mount St. Mary’s has dropped its last three road games, scoring 62.7 points and allowing 68.3 points during those contests. St. Francis (Pa.) has won its last four home games, scoring an average of 82 points while giving up 70.8.ASSIST-TO-FG RATIO: The Mountaineers have recently converted baskets via assists more often than the Red Flash. St. Francis (Pa.) has 37 assists on 89 field goals (41.6 percent) over its previous three outings while Mount St. Mary’s has assists on 42 of 67 field goals (62.7 percent) during its past three games.DID YOU KNOW: The St. Francis (Pa.) offense is ranked 30th overall by scoring 77.9 points per game this year. Mount St. Mary’s has only averaged 64 points per game, which ranks 287th.___ Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditMount St. Mary’s (11-18, 7-9) vs. St. Francis (Pa.) (19-8, 12-4)DeGol Arena, Loretto, Pennsylvania; Thursday, 7 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: St. Francis (Pa.) looks for its eighth straight conference win against Mount St. Mary’s. St. Francis (Pa.)’s last NEC loss came against the St. Francis (NY) Terriers 86-79 on Jan. 25. Mount St. Mary’s took care of Merrimack by eight in its last outing.last_img read more

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Night two of G/town Guinness ‘Greatest of the Streets’ Championship on tonight

first_imgALL roads will lead to the Berlin tarmac tonight when the second night of the group stage in the Guinness ‘Greatest of the Streets’ Georgetown Championship kicks off.The young LA Ballers take on John Street at 19:00hrs in the opening match, with Tiger Bay facing Albouystown-B at 19:30hrs and Alexander Village taking on Albouystown-B at 20:00hrs.In the fourth fixture, Back Circle will match skills with Rising Stars from 20:30hrs, while Leopold Street engage Future Stars at 21:00hrs and North East face-off with Sophia from 21:30hrs.The final two matches of the night will put Sparta Boss against Charlotte Street from 22:00hrs and defending champions Gold is Money versus Broad Street at 22:30hrs.The group stage which will last for three nights will end on July 26. The top two finishers from each pool will advance to the quarterfinal round and subsequent semi-finals on July 27. The grand finale is pegged for August 3.The eight teams who fail to advance from the group round will contest the Guinness Plate Championship.Winner of the event will collect $500 000 and the championship trophy, with the second-, third- and fourth- place finishers copping $300 000, $200 000 and $100 000 respectively with the corresponding trophy.They will also earn an automatic berth in the National Championship in August.To date Beacons (Bartica Champions), Melanie-B (East Coast Demerara winners), Brothers United (West Demerara/East Bank Demerara winners), Trafalgar (Berbice champions) and High Rollers (Linden champions) have secured automatic berths to the national championship. Below features the complete fixtures for the group matches.Today Berlin tarmac(1) LA Ballers vs John Street – 19:00hrs(2) Tiger Bay vs Albouystown-A – 19:30hrs(3) Alexander Village vs Albouystown-B – 20:00hrs(4) Back Circle vs Rising Stars – 20:30hrs(5) Leopold Street vs Future Stars – 21:00hrs(6) North East vs Sophia – 21:30hrs(7) Sparta Boss vs Charlotte St – 22:00hrs(8) Gold is Money vs Broad Street – 22:30hrsFriday (July 26) National Cultural Centre(1)Alexander Village vs Charlotte St – 19:00hrs(2)Broad Street vs John Street – 19:30hrs(3)Albouystown – A vs Future Stars – 20:00hrs(4)Sophia vs Rising Stars – 20:30hrs(5)LA Ballers vs Gold is Money – 21:00hrs(6)Leopold Street vs Tiger Bay – 21:30hrs(7)North East vs Back Circle – 22:00hrs(8)Sparta Boss vs Albouystown-B – 22:30hrslast_img read more

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Mercedes Sign British Junior Russell

first_imgMercedes have signed British teenager George Russell to their junior driving programme.The 18-year-old, who will compete in GP3 this year with ART Grand Prix, joins as the team’s third junior driver, with Pascal Wehrlein and Esteban Ocon already in Formula 1. Russell was a title-winner in his first season of racing in the BRDC Formula 4 Championship in 2014 and received the McLaren Autosport BRDC Award in that same year.He has followed that up with two strong seasons in the European Formula 3 Championship, finishing sixth with Carlin in 2015 and then third with Mercedes-powered Hitech GP last season.“George has shown impressive form in the junior categories and we’ve been keeping a close eye on him for a while now,” said Mercedes boss Toto Wolff. “It’s still early days in his career but we see great potential in him.”Russell will now look to follow in Ocon and newly announced Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas’ footsteps in GP3, both of whom having won that title on their way to F1.“We have already seen with Esteban how effective this series can be as a training ground,” continued Wolff. “And, of course, this is the championship which propelled Valtteri into Formula 1.“So we will follow George’s progress with great interest.”Russell competed in the same Formula 3 season as F1 and Williams rookie Lance Stroll last year and was the leading driver outside of the Canadian’s Prema Powerteam stable.“It is an incredibly opportunity to have the backing of the world champions,” said Russell, who finished fifth in the 2016 Macau Grand Prix. “I’m proud to have been given this kind of recognition for all the hard work that’s gone into my career over the years so far.“This opportunity is a huge motivation and I’m looking forward to the challenge.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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