This is Ray White Runaway Bay Group’s Summer Auction Blitz held at Sheraton Mirage. Auctioneer is Nigel Long. Picture: Richard GoslingAmong the sales under the hammer was a four-bedroom home at 43 Poinsettia Ave, Hollywell that sold for $580,000.A palatial mansion on the Sovereign Islands also sold for $2.2 million moments before it was set to go under the hammer.The five-bedroom five-bathroom home at 26 Knightsbridge Pde West was bought by a Gold Coast couple who plan to live in the property. Auctioneer is Nigel Long in action. Picture: Richard GoslingRAY White Runaway Bay Group achieved $5 million in sales at their Summer Auction Blitz.Hosted at Main Beach’s Sheraton Mirage, the group took a list of 14 properties to auction.Four properties sold prior to the event while two sold under the hammer.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North12 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day agoPrincipal Ali Mian said there was a good crowd with plenty of interest in the properties that didn’t sell under the hammer..“We are negotiating on five others at the moment that are close to selling that will hopefully round out the event,” he said.
The home in on a big block at the intersection of four canals.More from newsLand grab sees 12 Sandstone Lakes homesites sell in a week21 Jun 2020Tropical haven walking distance from the surf9 Oct 2019The property is on a 923sq m block at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac, with water frontage making up nearly half of the boundary line.On the ground floor there is an open-plan living, dining and kitchen area that flows out to the veranda, a separate lounge room and a guest bedroom that could be used as a home office. There is also a bathroom with shower and a laundry. Upstairs the master bedroom has a walk-in robe, ensuite with spa bath and balcony access while the second bedroom also has a walk-in robe and balcony access. The third bedroom has a walk-in robe and the fourth bedroom has a built-in robe. A Bali hut overlooks the canals.The family bathroom has a separate bath and shower. Outside there is an in-ground saltwater swimming pool, Bali hut, a boardwalk along the edge of the property and a heavy duty piled pontoon. “I’m going to miss our good neighbours and I’m going to miss being able to do the entire garden in two hours on the weekend and have the rest of the weekend to relax and enjoy,” Mr Hosking said. The home is being marketed by Stephan Siegfried and Johanne Fenton from One Agency Redcliffe.The property will be auctioned on April 29 at 10am. The home at 29 Enterprise Ct, Newport, is on the market.Keith and Kay Hosking are preparing to say goodbye to their Newport home in favour of country living, but they will miss the luxury waterside residence.Mr Hosking said they bought 29 Enterprise Ct 10 years ago for a “host of reasons” and have loved calling it home.“Almost every room in the house has a water view and the property is on the junction of four canals — it’s a huge body of water,” he said.“The design of the house is good for entertaining and the big pontoon was important because we have a boat.“I collect classic cars so the ability to garage up to six vehicles was also a bonus.”
Tank storage company Royal Vopak is to acquire 44% in Elengy Terminal Pakistan Ltd (ETPL) in separate transactions with International Finance Corporation (IFC) and Engro Corporation.This includes the acquisition of a 29% share announced in July 2018 when Vopak bought the stake in ETPL from Engro Corporation.ETPL’s wholly owned subsidiary, Engro Elengy Terminal (Pvt) Ltd (EETPL) owns an LNG facility which is located in Port Qasim in Pakistan, adjacent to the Engro Vopak chemical terminal on the mainland side of the channel into Port Qasim. The facility has been in operation since 2015 and is the first LNG import facility in Pakistan.The facility consists of an LNG jetty including a 7.5 km high pressure gas pipeline. This pipeline is connected to the grid of EETPL’s sole customer Sui Southern Gas Company, a Pakistan government-owned entity. EETPL holds a 15-year floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU) time charter.The liquefied gas is supplied, under long-term contracts, via LNG carriers from various exporting countries to the FSRU, which is moored to the EETPL jetty and connected to its pipeline. The regasification takes place on the FSRU and the gas is transferred to the mainland.Following the completion of the transaction, the shareholders in ETPL will be Engro Corporation and Royal Vopak.As informed, the acquisition is subject to certain conditions and closing is anticipated to take place in the first quarter of 2019. The first transaction is still planned to be completed in the fourth quarter of 2018.
“Huayi contributed to the methanol vehicle pilot in Shanghai, providing M100 fuel for the taxi fleet. As IMO has confirmed in its interim guideline that methanol is a safe and compliant low flash point marine fuel, methanol can find its role in the sustainable development of China’s waterborne transportation sector.” Categories: “China has a sharp focus on air quality and emissions control for the transportation industry on a national basis, we see potential opportunities for methanol to be used as an alternative fuel,” Guo Min, Deputy Chief Engineer and Manager of Development Department, Shanghai Huayi, commented. Methanol Is Ready for Use as Marine Fuel First formed in 1989, the Methanol Institute (MI) serves as the trade association for the global methanol industry. The study will create comprehensive guidance and policy suggestions for the use of methanol as a marine fuel. Methanol Institute “Our experience to date has proven methanol as a safe, reliable, cost competitive and IMO 2020 compliant marine fuel and this study will provide an opportunity to decisively strengthen the offering of methanol as a widely available, future-proofed marine fuel in China.” “We welcome the study by CWTRI which will support the use of methanol as a clean burning marine fuel.” Based on the characteristics of China’s energy and shipping industries, the study aims to create comprehensive guidance and policy suggestions for the use of methanol as a marine fuel, reflecting the experience already gained in large and small methanol-fuelled marine engines. Additionally, it will develop a roadmap for the adoption of methanol as a marine fuel in China. Posted: over 2 years ago “China is progressive in developing clean alternative fuels for its energy diversification and pollution control,” Ji Yongbo, Director of Shipping Technology Research Center of CWTRI, noted. Business & Finance The Methanol Institute (MI) has joined a study led by the China Waterborne Transportation Research Institute (CWTRI), the think tank of the Chinese Ministry of Transport, which will consider the technical and operational requirements for the use of methanol as a marine fuel. The study is supported by Vancouver-based company Methanex, the world’s largest methanol producer and distributor and Shanghai Huayi Energy Chemical Co., Ltd., one of the largest methanol producers and distributors in China. Posted: over 2 years ago “China is the largest producer and consumer of methanol globally and it has been used safely in the country for many years, not only as a building block for the manufacturing of chemicals, but also as a clean fuel in industrial boilers, passenger vehicles and heavy duty trucks,” Chris Chatterton, Methanol Institute Chief Operating Officer, explained. “Methanex currently operates 11 dual-fuel methanol-powered vessels globally through our wholly-owned-subsidiary Waterfront Shipping,” Zhang Jianning, President, Methanex China, said.
Real Madrid climbed above Barcelona to top La Liga on Saturday as Casemiro scored twice in a gritty 2-1 win over Sevilla.Advertisement Promoted ContentWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?10 TV Characters Who Were Destined To Become IconicWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Who Earns More Than Ronaldo?What Is A Black Hole And Is It Dangerous For Us All?10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way10 Phones That Can Work For Weeks Without RechargingBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthDisney Princesses Reimagined As “GoT” CharactersYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime Read Also: La Liga: Etebo’s Getafe thrash Omeruo’s LeganesYet parity was short-lived as Casemiro nodded in Lucas Vazquez’s cross from a standing start after being given too much space by Jules Kounde.Toni Kroos might have added a third for Madrid late on after a racing run by Vinicius Junior but Vazquez almost gifted Sevilla an equaliser after a dreadful backpass. Youssef En-Nesyri, signed from Leganes on Friday, flashed wide.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Casemiro’s double proved the difference amid a three-goal flurry early in the second half, with Luuk de Jong briefly drawing Sevilla level.Madrid were underwhelming at the Santiago Bernabeu, at times reverting back to the stodgy days of last season when the team struggled for goals under Julen Lopetegui, who is now in charge of Sevilla.Yet with Eden Hazard, Gareth Bale, Karim Benzema and Sergio Ramos all missing from their starting line-up, this might be the kind of victory that could prove crucial to their hopes of winning the title in May.Sevilla stay fourth, eight points off the top.Barca can reclaim first place on Sunday when they face Granada at Camp Nou, where Quique Setien will be overseeing his first game since being appointed early last week.Setien has said he will not be happy if his team win while playing badly but Zinedine Zidane is likely to be less choosy.His Madrid side are now 17 games unbeaten, a streak that has included them winning the Spanish Super Cup in Saudi Arabia last weekend. Ramos, who is still recovering from an ankle injury, paraded the club’s latest trophy on the pitch before kick-off.Benzema came on in the second half after shaking off a dead leg but Bale’s absence was more mysterious. The Welshman missed the trip to Jeddah through illness but had returned to training on Tuesday.Lopetegui was back at the Santiago Bernabeu for the first time since he was sacked by Madrid last season, 138 days after they appointed him, and his Sevilla side arguably deserved more.Converting impetus into goals has been their problem all season, and so it proved again.After an even start, they gradually took charge and as the home crowd grew frustrated, Sevilla grew in confidence too.De Jong thought he had scored when he was given a suspicious amount of space in the area to head in from a corner and VAR showed his marker Eder Militao had been blocked albeit only by a small, but seemingly deliberate, step from Nemanja Gudelj.Marcelo was lucky not to concede a penalty for a shirt-pull.Sevilla were controlling the midfield and denying their opponents routes through to the front three. Yet 12 minutes into the second half, some creative brilliance saw Madrid take the lead.Sergio Reguilon, bought by Sevilla from Madrid last summer, scuffed his clearance and after Casemiro muscled through on the edge of the area, Jovic found him again with a deft backheel. Casemiro chipped the ball in and pointed at Jovic in celebration.Sevilla could have wilted but instead they equalised, only to concede again five minutes later.First, Raphael Varane, Casemiro and Marcelo all missed tackles and after Munir El Haddadi stumbled, De Jong took over, banging the ball into the far, bottom corner.
WASHINGTON –U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Tammy Duckworth’s (D-Ill.) bipartisan legislation to provide disabled veterans TSA Pre√® unanimously passed the Senate yesterday evening. TSA Pre√® is already offered to active duty, reserves, and National Guard service members at no cost. The Veterans Expedited TSA Screening (VETS) Safe Travel Act will expand this program to include veterans who are amputees, paralyzed, or blind. “As a Marine, I swore always to remain faithful to those serving by my side. That includes ensuring our veterans receive the care and respect they are due after they return home,” said Senator Young. “The passage of this bill has the potential to help the 70,000 amputee, 100,000 paralyzed, and 130,000 blind veterans currently subjected to a rigorous and demeaning screening process when traveling.”
Greensburg, IN— Mayor Joshua Marsh announced his administration’s 100 day plan for the City of Greensburg. A 100 day plan is a set of strategic goals used by newly elected officials and theirleadership within the first 100 days of the administration to measure successes.“Over the last year, I spent a considerable amount of time in the community having conversations about what our future looks like,” said Mayor Joshua Marsh. “As our team started building the 100 day plan, we considered the conversations I had with residents about the issues that are important to them, and built in the goals of our department heads. I am looking forward to working with our administration leadership to implement and meet these goals over the next 100 days.”The 100 day plan consists of four focus areas; public safety, infrastructure, community investments, and communications. Some action items listed within these focus areas include expanding public safety Night Out events, applying for more than $200,000 in Community Crossing Grant funding from the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT), promoting growth and development along Memorial and Veterans Way and improving outgoing city communications with media and residents.Additional items listed in the plan include restructuring the Mayor’s Youth Council with Greensburg Schools and encouraging the continuing education of city employees.
Madrid: Romania’s Simona Halep led the first Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) rankings of the year, while Naomi Osaka of Japan and Czech Karolina Pliskova were among the climbers in the list issued on Monday.After reaching the Brisbane International semi-finals, US Open champion Osaka rose a spot to the fourth, with Brisbane winner Pliskova climbing one position to the seventh, reports Efe news.Ukraine’s Elina Svitolina, meanwhile, fell from fourth to sixth, and Czech Petra Kvitova moved down to the eighth.The current WTA rankings and point scores are as follows:1. Simona Halep (Romania) 6,641 points2. Angelique Kerber (Germany) 5,8753. Caroline Wozniacki (Denmark) 5,4364. Naomi Osaka (Japan) 5,2705. Sloane Stephens (USA) 5,0236. Elina Svitolina (Ukraine) 4,9407. Karolina Pliskova (Czech Republic) 4,7508. Petra Kvitova (Czech Republic) 4,6309. Kiki Bertens (The Netherlands) 4,36010. Daria Kasatkina (Russia) 3,415. IANSAlso Read: Simona Halep to play in Sydney
While the acceptance rate for admitted undergraduate students increased, the university had more applicants, admitted more out-of-state and international students and remained fairly consistent in its acceptance of underrepresented applicants, according to statistics released by the university Monday.This year, the Office of Admission accepted 9,304 of 47,279 applicants for a class size of 2,650 students. USC reported an admission rate of 19.7 percent. Last year, USC reported that it admitted 18 percent (or about 8,265) of 45,917 applicants for the same projected class size.Timothy Brunold, the university’s dean of admission, said the incoming class is a very competitive group of students.“USC’s fall 2013 entering freshman class is shaping up to be the most impressive in the university’s 133-year history,” Brunold told USC News. “The group of students we have selected is characterized by unprecedented levels of diversity: ethnic, geographic and socioeconomic. I am confident that our faculty will be pleased to teach this incredibly bright, talented and impressive group of young adults.”Though the acceptance rate seems to have gone up, other measures of admitted students’ academic achievements are largely the same. Admitted students for the classes of 2016 and 2017 school years mostly come from the top 10 percent of their high school’s graduating class; for both, 75 percent have test scores at or above the 95th percentile. USC also reported the same average unweighted high school GPA for this and last year’s accepted students: 3.82 on a 4.00 scale.USC’s slow-but-steady increase in the percentage of out-of-state students has not waned. About 45 percent of admitted students are in-state, compared to 47 percent last year. The current sophomore class was USC’s first-ever class of 2015 to have less than half of its student hail from California, at 49 percent.The number of admitted international students has increased by 4 percent from last year, rising to 17 percent. With international offices in India, China and Brazil, the admissions office has been gradually increasing efforts to reach more students worldwide, as reported in previous Daily Trojan articles.While geographic diversity is increasing, racial diversity has remained nearly constant between this and last year’s admitted students statistics. The percentage of the admitted class that identified as Asian dropped from 30 percent to 26 percent and the percent of the admitted class that identified as black increased from 6 percent to 7 percent. The percentage of admitted students that identified as Latino or Native American/Pacific Islander stayed the same, at 12 percent and 2 percent, respectively.The university reported that it accepted more first-generation college students than most other private university in the country, with 11 percent of admitted students being the first in their family to attend college, compared to 12 percent last year. USC enrolls 3,398 first-generation students as of fall 2012, or 19 percent of all undergraduates.The most-represented metropolitan areas in the U.S. outside California are nearly the same compared to last year, though Dallas and Boston are now better represented than Washington, D.C. The most represented foreign countries for undergraduates are still China, South Korea, India and Canada.