Views and breezes helped sell this suburban retreat

first_img53-55 Highlands Terrace, Springfield Lakes. More from newsDigital inspection tool proves a property boon for REA website3 Apr 2020The Camira homestead where kids roamed free28 May 201953-55 Highlands Terrace, Springfield Lakes.He said beautiful sweeping views, nice sunsets off the balcony and cooling breezes were part of the property’s appeal.Mr Hodgson said the seller built the home to live in approximately 13 years ago, but opportunities elsewhere saw them move, so they kept it as a rental. The property sold on July 17. 53-55 Highlands Terrace, Springfield Lakes.The two-level residence had five-bedrooms and three bathrooms with plenty of other living spaces for its buyers to enjoy. Mr Hodgson said while the internals were inviting, it was the outdoor spaces that were most relaxing.“If I was living there I’d be sitting there on that back deck having a drink on a Friday,” he said. 53-55 Highlands Terrace, Springfield Lakes.There was something a bit different about this Springfield Lakes home, which sold for $645,000.McGrath–Springfield principal, Steve Hodgson, said the thoughtfully designed home at 53-55 Highlands Tce offered an alternative to other listings in the suburb.“It’s not just a brick-and-tile house,” Mr Hodgson said. 53-55 Highlands Terrace, Springfield Lakes.Mr Hodgson said the new owners had relocated from chilly Melbourne and were set to enjoy all that warm-weathered Queensland has to offer.last_img read more

UK overtakes Japan as world’s second-largest pensions market

first_imgUK3,263 US18,878 South Africa236 Ireland130 The UK has overtaken Japan to become the world’s second-largest pensions market, according to a study by Towers Watson that placed the country’s pension assets at more than £2trn (€2.4trn).The consultancy’s Global Pension Asset Study noted that, over a 10-year period, the UK saw pension assets increase to account for 131% of GDP, up by more than 60 percentage points since 2003.However, for nearly five of those years, UK growth was sluggish.Ranking the 13 largest pension markets by assets under management in US dollars, the UK was a distant second with $3.2trn (€2.4trn) compared with more than $18trn held by US funds. Australia1,565 Japan3,236 Germany509 Canada1,451center_img France169 Hong Kong114 Netherlands1,359 The volume of assets held by German, French and Irish pension funds remained largely unchanged compared with 2012, while Switzerland saw its size – again when denominated in dollars – increase by $50bn to $786bn.Chris Ford, Towers Watson’s EMEA head of investment, credited equities with the growth enjoyed by a number of the pension markets, saying shares enjoyed the best year of risk-adjusted return since the financial crisis.“Generally,” he added, “pension funds are now implementing investment strategies that are more flexible and adaptable and contain a broader view of risk so as to make greater allowance for the sort of extreme economic and market volatility they have experienced during the past five years.“This is welcome, as the global economic recovery – and the implied normalisation of market conditions – is by no means guaranteed.” Brazil284 Japan fell to third place, less than $30bn behind the UK.However, while the country’s assets denominated in US dollars declined by nearly $500bn compared with 2012, the market’s value as a share of GDP rose by 3 percentage points to 65%.The consultancy also noted that the survey covered a period during which the yen depreciated by 18.4% against the dollar.Australia ranked as the fourth-largest pension market, ahead of Canada and the Netherlands.However, the European country remained the largest pension market in the ranking when compared with GDP, accounting for 170% against just 80% in Canada and 105% in Australia.Size of pension markets in December 2013CountryAssets in $bn Switzerland786last_img read more

Tailwind files environmental statement for North Sea project

first_imgTie-back to Triton FPSO The first phase of development will consist of a single well, subsea tie-back to the Triton FPSO. The subsea tieback will include a new 10ʺ production line, 4ʺ gas lift line and umbilical for control services. The first oil is expected by the end of 2022.There is also a possible phase 2 development consisting of a second well also covered by the field development plan. A decision whether to proceed with Phase 2 will be taken following review of the success of the first phase of production to decide if it is necessary to maximise hydrocarbon recovery. The development of a second well (EV2) will include the installation of a new 10ʺ pipeline, 4ʺ gas lift pipeline and umbilical between EV2 and the Evelyn valve skid (EVVS).No significant topside processing system modifications are required to process the Evelyn fluids over the Triton FPSO. The tie-in point for Evelyn will be via the new Triton P1 riser, which is already being replaced as part of a Dana maintenance subsea scope during the major 2022 shutdown, and is outwith the scope of this ES.The Evelyn development is located in the Triton cluster. Tailwind in September 2018 completed the purchase of Shell UK Limited, Shell EP Offshore Ventures Limited, and Esso Exploration and Production UK Limited interests in the Triton Cluster.The Triton area consists of six producing oil fields developed via common infrastructure in the UK Central North Sea, located approximately 190km east of Aberdeen in water depths of 90m. The six fields currently producing oil and gas via the Triton FPSO, are Bittern, Guillemot West, Guillemot Northwest, Clapham, Pict and Saxon.Dana Petroleum and Endeavour Energy are Tailwind’s partners in the Triton cluster. Dana currently operates the Triton FPSO along with the Clapham, Saxon, Pict and Guillemot West fields. Following the recent Tailwind transaction with Shell/Esso, Dana now also operates the Bittern field. Tailwind is operator of the Gannet E Field, with Dana as pipeline operator and Petrofac as well operator. Tailwind also operates the Belinda/Evelyn discoveries with Petrofac as well operator.Spotted a typo? Have something more to add to the story? Maybe a nice photo? Contact our editorial team via email. Also, if you’re interested in showcasing your company, product, or technology on Offshore Energy Today, please contact us via our advertising form where you can also see our media kit. Oil and gas company Tailwind Energy has filed an environmental statement for its Evelyn development, located in the UK North Sea, to the UK authorities. A final investment decision for the project is expected to be made this year. Triton FPSO; Source: TailwindTailwind is working towards committing to development of the Evelyn field located in the Central North Sea.Ensuring that environmental matters have been fully considered for the Evelyn Development, before the full field development decision is taken, Tailwind has prepared an Environmental Statement presenting the findings of the Environmental Impact Assessment and has been submitted to the UK’S Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), the company informed on Tuesday, March 10.A public consultation on the plans is underway. Tailwind will make a final investment decision on the Evelyn field in 2020, conditional upon the approval of the Environmental Statement.last_img read more

Senate must assert role in VFA termination – Drilon

first_img“A treaty or international agreementratified by the President and concurred in by the Senate becomes part of thelaw of the land and may not be undone without the shared power that put it intoeffect,” the Ilonggo senator said. Drilon first filed the resolution in2017 during the 17th Congress emphasizing that the Senate should have a saywhen a treaty or international agreements concurred in by the Senate isterminated or abrogated. Any treaty and international agreementby the Philippines with other countries should only be valid and effective uponconcurrence of the Senate, the Ilonggo lawmaker stressed. MANILA – Opposition senator FranklinDrilon has urged his colleagues to assert the role of the Senate in PresidentRodrigo Duterte’s order to terminate the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) betweenthe Philippines and the United States. Article VII, Section 21 of theConstitution provides that “no treaty of international agreement shall be validand effective unless concurred in by at least two-thirds of all the members ofthe Senate.” “The power to bind the Philippines by atreaty and international agreement is vested jointly by the Constitution in thePresident and the Senate,” Drilon’s Senate Resolution 305 states. Senate Minority leader Franklin Drilon. IAN PAUL CORDERO/PN “The principle of checks and balances,historical precedent and practice accepted as law in most jurisdictions, andthe Constitution’s dictate for a shared treaty-making power require that atermination, withdrawal, abrogation or renunciation of a treaty orinternational agreement can only be done with the same authority that gave iteffect – executive ratification with Senate concurrence,” Drilon emphasized inthe resolution. President Rodrigo Duterte hasordered the termination of VFA due to demand to the release ofopposition senator Leila De Lima; US Senate resolution condemning drug war;amendment to US budget barring entry of Philippine officials linked to DeLima’s arrest; and cancellation of senator Ronald Dela Rosa’s US visa./PNlast_img read more

Leeds United’s Premier League promotion ‘is a dream come true’ – Dallas

first_imgStuart Dallas wants to finish his career at Leeds United after helping the club to the Championship title. Marcelo Bielsa’s side were crowned champions with two games to spare, ending the club’s 16-year absence from the Premier League. Versatile wide man Dallas has thrived under Bielsa and says promotion to the Premier League “is a dream come true”. “To be promoted this year has made up for the pain of last year,” said the Northern Ireland international. Leeds missed out on promotion in the play-offs a year ago. “It was hard to take, but we set out to be promoted this year and to finish it as champions is incredible. It is something that I am very, very proud of.” Dallas, 29, joined Leeds in 2015 and has called the club’s promotion success “incredible”. Hee says he won’t call himself a Premier League player until he makes an appearance next season. “I signed a new long-term deal last season and I would love to see out my career here,” he added. “You don’t realise just how big and special the club is until you are involved in it. To be part of it is crazy. “It hasn’t really sunk in yet with the way the games are coming but we are looking forward to the next few days. “We represent a lot of people at this club and hopefully this year we have made them very happy.” Promotion to the Premier League caps a remarkable rise for Cookstown-born Dallas, who was playing for Irish Premiership side Crusaders 10 years ago. He earned a move to Brentford in 2012 before making the switch to Elland Road three years later. “It probably won’t be until we celebrate that I’ll sit down and think about what I have achieved,” said Dallas. “To think now that this time 10 years ago I was playing for Crusaders, and even a couple of years before that with Coagh United, it is absolutely incredible. “A lot of people have helped me on the way and I’ll always be thankful for that. “When I sit down and reflect I’m sure I will have to pinch myself. It has been an incredible journey and hopefully, I can continue growing.” Dallas has been a regular in Bielsa’s team this season and says playing for Northern Ireland under Michael O’Neill helped his belief at club level. “I always thought I was good enough and I always believed in myself,” he said. “When you play at the international level, you come up against the best players in the world, so that has helped me massively. read also:Eze shines in QPR win over Leeds Utd “You want to test yourself at the highest level and if I get that opportunity at Leeds then it is something I will grab with both hands. “As a young boy, you dream of playing in the Premier League. It is hard work and a lot of dedication has gone into it, but I have to keep improving, and what a club to do it with.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… center_img Promoted ContentCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your BodyThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreContemplate Life At These 10 Stargazing Locations8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthTop Tastiest Foods From All Over The WorldWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A DroneInsane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street ArtWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?last_img read more

Report: Bayern Munich expect to extend keeper Neuer’s contract

first_imgRelatedPosts Club’s server collapses over ticket demand for first Bundesliga game in 11 years Bayern Munich fans undergo Super Cup coronavirus tests Vidal lands in Milan to complete move from Barca to Inter Bayern Munich’s Sporting Director, Hasan Salihamidzic, said he expects to renew goalkeeper Manuel Neuer’s contract and also hopes for star international players to transfer over, the Welt am Sonntag newspaper reported on Sunday.“I’m an optimist, so I hope we can extend the contract with Manuel,” Salihamidzic told the German newspaper. Recent disagreements between Neuer and the German Bundesliga champions have been “resolved internally”, Salihamidzic said.In an interview with the Sunday newspaper earlier this month, Neuer complained that he missed the discretion afforded in the past, amid his contract negotiations with FC Bayern.He was “irritated” by the contract talks’ content being made public.Salihamidzic told the paper: “Manuel knows that we appreciate him very much.“I played with Oliver Kahn; I know how good a world-class goalkeeper can be to a team. “Manuel is a world-class goalkeeper; he is held in high esteem in our club.”Negotiations between the Munich team and captain Neuer for a new contract beyond summer 2021 have been difficult and the sides were reportedly at odds when it comes to length and worth of the deal.According to Salihamidzic, the team are planning further transfers, following the signing of goalkeeper Alexander Nuebel from rival Bundesliga side Schalke.“We want to strengthen our team with a top talent from Europe and also bring an international star to Munich who will raise the quality of our team and help the team to offer our spectators highly profitable and attractive football,” he said.dpa/NAN. Tags: Bayern MunichBundesligaHasan SalihamidzicManuel Neuerlast_img read more

Third gold for Briana Williams as Jamaica sweeps sprint relays

first_imgBRIANA Williams claimed her third gold medal on Sunday’s third and final day of the Carifta Games in the Cayman Islands on Sunday when she led off her country to an emphatic win in the 4x100m relays.Jamaica swept the sprint relays when the U20 Boys team held off a stern challenge from the Bahamas in a thrilling finish.Williams, who had already claimed u20 sprint double title, blew away the field at the start to hand over well clear. The change was not smooth but Reid unleashed her long legs along the backstretch to re-establish the huge lead before handing off to Ackera Nugent who handed off to Kemba Nelson who stormed across the line to stop the clock in 44.25s, a championship record.Trinidad and Tobago were well back in 45.11 seconds while Barbados were third in 45.52.The u20 Boys was more keenly contested as the Bahamian team of Ure Mills, Rico Moultrie, Adrian Curry and Joel Johnson pushed Jamaica’s team of Oblique Seville,  Vashau Vascianna, Xavier Nairne, and Ryim Robertson to the line but ran out of real estate.The winning time was 39.46s with the Bahamas right there in 39.48 for second place.Barbados picked up the bronze medal with 40.18sJamaica’s u17 girls took their race in 45.63 over Trinidad and Tobago 45.73 and Bermuda 47.47.In the boys’ equivalent, Jamaica were easy winners, running away with the race to win in 41.59 over the Bahamas 42.18 and Trinidad and Tobago 42.45s.last_img read more

Strengthened NYX Group seeks to establish its position as leading industry player in 2017

first_img Royal Ascot generates ‘record number of transactions’ for SG’s OpenSports June 18, 2020 Submit Publishing NYX Gaming Group’s full-year 2016 fiscal results, CEO Matt Davey has stated that his firm is prepared to lead industry omni-channel solutions and technology having significantly grown its operations through strategic M&A during a transformative year for the Toronto TSX-listed business.Presenting FY 2016 results, an enlarged NYX group would report corporate revenues of CAD $164 million (£93 million), boosted by its acquisition of leading industry sports betting platform supplier OpenBet.Closing its 2016 performance, the Toronto TSX-listed firm would declare gross-profits of CAD $144 million combined with an adjusted EBITDA of CAD $43 million (£24 million).However, a costly 2016, which saw the company commit £170 million towards the joint acquisition of OpenBet (deal completed May 2016), and further acquire UK-based industry systems provider Betdigital for £24 million (deal completed July 2016) would see NYX governance report corporate 2016 losses of CAD 57 million (£32.5 million).Updating investors Davey stated that 2016 had been a ‘transformational year for NYX’ in which the company has executed and integrated new corporate assets, boosting the firm’s services portfolio.Moving forward Davey points to OpenBet Platform systems being supported by Chartwell and Cryptologic online casino and games content, as well as gaining new dynamics from Betdigital provisions.Davey tells NYX investors, that through an effective M&A strategy the company possess the right properties and dynamics to dominate regulated market provisions.“This was a transformational year for NYX. With the integration of OpenBet now substantially complete, we are ideally positioned as a leading provider of sportsbook, gaming technology, and NextGen content to the regulated gaming market,”For 2017, Davey and the firm’s executive management team will now push to execute a new operating model for an enlarged NYX group focusing on cost structure and operating leverage over industry competitors. Share Perelman fund reviews majority shareholding in Scientific Games July 16, 2020 Luckbox outlines final TSXV roadmap July 29, 2020 Related Articles Share StumbleUponlast_img read more

Moyes set to be appointed as coach of Real Sociedad

first_imgReal Sociedad are set to appoint former Manchester United manager David Moyes as their new manager late on Monday evening.The ex-Toffees boss has been without a club since being sacked from United in April, but after a tour of the La Liga side’s facilities it seems like he could be set to make the switch to Spain.The Scot is reportedly Sociedad’s top target, and with an offer already in place all that remains is for Moyes to make it official.He was all set to watch their latest match against Atletico Madrid on Sunday, but instead went home to finalise plans and preparations ahead of the proposed move to Spain. If he had have stayed then he would have seen his potential new club beating the current La Liga champions 2-1 in an impressive display.If for any reason the deal to bring Moyes to the Spanish club fails, then Sociedad are believed to have former West Bromwich Albion boss Pepe Mel on standby.last_img read more

Hearts of Oak move training base to Legon

first_imgHearts of Oak have moved their training grounds from the grassless Police Depot to the Legon Park following several criticisms of the playing surface at Tesano.The Phobians have been training at the Police Depot since the commencement of their pre-season activities under their Japanese American coach Kenichi Yatsuhashi.Fans of the club heavily criticized the nature of pitch with potential injuries to players their major source of worry.However club spokesperson Kwame Opare Addo has confirmed the club has moved to allay their fears.“We had discussions with the people at the Legon Park who told us the pitch was available,” Hearts spokesman Kwame Opare Addo confirmed.“We had negotiations with them and everything is settled for us to train there now.” Despite Yatsuhashi stating he was unfazed by the nature of the pitch at Tesano, the change in venue will come in handy for Yatsuhashi as the team steps up preparations for the upcoming league.–Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more