There’s nothing old fashioned about this new development, with all the hi-tech bells and whistles

first_imgSavvi Apartments, Upper Mount GravattA selection of two-bedroom apartments will also come with an exclusive use courtyard. Prices start at $370,000.“All apartments are very spacious with a minimum size of 76 total square metres for one-bedroom apartments including a minimum of 15sq m for all Savvi balconies,” Mr Lawrence said. “Light-filled rooms, study nooks, walk-in robes and stylish bespoke finishes present an ultra-modern canvas for the new apartment buyer.” Resident amenities include a pool, barbecue and outdoor dining area.Located on Kelburn Street in Upper Mount Gravatt, Savvi is just a five-minute walk to Westfield Garden City and an eight minute walk to the Upper Mount Gravatt Bus Interchange and the planned Brisbane Metro station. Savvi Apartments at Upper Mount Gravatt will have all the hi-tech bells and whistles.Technology and lifestyle will be the key selling points for a new apartment development at Upper Mount Gravatt.Residents of the eight-storey Savvi Apartments will benefit from the latest in intelligent living, with numberplate recognition providing touch-free entry to the secure car park and a Co-lab space to cater for working or studying from home.Each apartment will also have the option of voice-controlled automation using a free Google Home device. Savvi Apartments, Upper Mount Gravatt“Like the name suggests, these apartments set a new benchmark for connected and intelligent living thanks to the seamless integration of technology that makes day-to-day life that much easier,” Position Property director Richard Lawrence said.Sixty-seven one, two or three bedroom apartments with generous living spaces, large balconies and high quality Smeg appliances will be developed by Brisbane-based company, Opalyn Property Group.More from newsNew apartments released at idyllic retirement community Samford Grove Presented by Parks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus19 hours agocenter_img Savvi Apartments, Upper Mount Gravatt“Savvi’s location in the very heart of the suburb makes it even more attractive, particularly as residents can choose not to own a car because of the proximity to transport and the on-site share vehicle,” Mr Lawrence said.Upper Mount Gravatt is a designated regional activity centre with existing close infrastructure such as Griffith University, QEII Jubilee Hospital and Brisbane Technology Park. It is adjacent to the M1 motorway and only 20 minutes to the airport.The Mount Gravatt region is also a significant employment node with more than 10,000 new jobs anticipated by 2031, an increase of more than 30 per cent.last_img read more

Price slashed on Brisbane apartment by $207k

first_imgMore from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus19 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market19 hours agoSQM said the property was across the road from the second largest shopping centre in the country. The property was rented out at $400 a week. 105/392 Hamilton Road, Chermside, is in the Focus complex which has a pool.IN one of the biggest bargains to hit the Brisbane apartment market, a two-bed unit has had its price slashed by $207,000.The two bed, two bathroom unit sits across the road from Australia’s second largest shopping centre, Westfield Chermside in Brisbane’s northside.Property analysis firm SQM Research went so far as to name the apartment at 105/392 Hamilton Road, Chermside, its “distressed property of the week” because of the massive price discount.“The unit was last sold for $522,000 in December 2010 so it has been heavily discounted since then,” the property analysis firm said. “The current vendor has dropped the price by $10,000 since January this year and must be looking for a quick sale now before prices drop any further. So it could be a good time to haggle.”Agent Shirley Mapp of RE/MAX Premier Consultants Chermside listed the property as being “fantastic value”.“Light and airy apartment — huge terrace (tenants grow their own vegetables and herbs in the raised garden beds around the perimeter of the terrace). Two bedrooms — both open out onto the terrace. Two bathrooms. Walk in robe in main and built in robe in second bedroom.” The apartment has an internal laundry with dryer as well as air conditioning, “good security, an on-site manager, secure parking and lots of visitor parking for guests”. The Focus complex also had a poolside barbecue area, lap pool and gym, she said.According to SQM the location was good at 9km from the city and in one of Brisbane’s fastest growing areas, and there was also a bus interchange across the road.As well the long-term tenants paid $400 a week. But they warned “the vacancy rate for the postcode sits at 3.3 per cent so if you lose the existing renters it may take some time to let out again”.Asking property prices for two-bedroom units in the suburb had fallen by 0.9 per cent annually and 4.1 per cent over three years.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 13:43Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -13:43 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels576p576p480p480p256p256p228p228pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenPrestige property with Elizabeth Tilley13:44last_img read more

BP and Serica set completion date for BKR deal after receipt of OFAC license

first_imgSerica Energy and BP have received a conditional license and assurance from the U.S. Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) relating to the UK North Sea Rhum field. This will enable Serica to move forward with acquisition of BP’s interests in the Bruce, Keith, and Rhum fields.Serica is in the process of buying BP’s interests in the Bruce, Keith, and Rhum (BKR) fields. However, the completion of the deal has experienced delays because Iranian Oil Company holds a 50% stake in the Rhum field, making the field potentially “vulnerable” to the new sanctions regime against Iran announced by the U.S. government on May 8.Some of the sanctions were imposed earlier, but those related to the energy sector are expected to take place following the 180-day wind-down period ending on November 4, 2018.The receipt of the conditional license on Tuesday follows the receipt of a temporary license granted by OFAC at the beginning of October.Serica said on Tuesday that, subject to the fulfillment of the conditions, the license will allow certain U.S. and U.S.-owned or controlled entities to provide goods, services and support involving Rhum.According to Serica, OFAC has also provided an assurance that non-U.S. entities providing goods, services and support involving Rhum will not be exposed to U.S. secondary sanctions.These OFAC actions will enable production from the Rhum field to continue unaffected, Serica explained. Following previous practice, the OFAC License is valid until October 31, 2019, but may be renewed (together with the assurance) on application by Serica UK assuming the conditions continue to be met.The license and assurance are conditional upon arrangements being put in place by November 4, 2018 relating to the interest in the Rhum field held by Iranian Oil Company (U.K.) Limited (IOC). These arrangements are well advanced and will provide that all benefits accruing from and relating to IOC’s interest in the Rhum field will be held in escrow for such period as U.S. sanctions apply and ensure that neither IOC nor any direct or indirect parent company of IOC will derive any economic benefit from the Rhum field during that period. IOC will also exercise no decision-making powers in respect of Rhum during the same period. Completion date  Receipt of the license and assurance fulfills a major condition of the sale and purchase agreement announced in November 2017 under which Serica UK will acquire BP’s interests in the Bruce, Keith and Rhum fields. Serica UK and BP are now able to put in place the final arrangements to complete the BKR transaction and for Serica UK and Total to complete the related transaction announced in August 2018 under which Serica UK will acquire Total’s non-operated interests in the Bruce and Keith fields.Serica noted that, for operational reasons, the transition of operatorship must take place at the start or end of the month and the actual date must be fixed sufficiently in advance. Taking these factors into account, BP and Serica UK have agreed on November 30 as the revised completion date for the BKR Transaction. Although slightly later than the previously announced target of early November, this will enable the arrangements required by OFAC to be put in place prior to completion and ensure an orderly, safe and efficient transition.Mitch Flegg, Chief Executive of Serica Energy, commented: “The receipt of the license and assurance from OFAC is an important step towards ensuring the integrity of ongoing operations from this important North Sea field which makes a significant contribution to UK indigenous gas production. We welcome the constructive approach taken by all parties. This outcome protects a valuable British asset which, together with the Bruce and Keith fields, produces about 5% of UK offshore gas production.”Flegg added: “Serica is now able to move forward to completing the BP and Total transactions, allowing us to focus on optimizing the full performance of the Bruce, Keith and Rhum fields, extend production life where possible and ensure maximum economic recovery of remaining reserves to the UK’s benefit.  With all parties committed to completion, Serica is close to fulfilling its objective of becoming a leading UK independent offshore operator and producer and looks forward to welcoming the operations and onshore staff joining Serica from BP.”Offshore Energy Today Stafflast_img read more

Subsea 7 Boosts Executive Team with Evans at Helm

first_imgSubsea 7 has made additions to its executive management team as the new CEO takes over, effective from 1 January, 2020.John Evans is now in place as chief executive officer, succeeding Jean Cahuzac who retired at the end of 2019, but remains on the board of the company as a non-executive director.Prior to his recent appointment as CEO, Evans was chief operating officer for Subsea 7 from 2005 to 2019.“I’m delighted to take up my new role and my priority is to lead our high-calibre leadership team into our next chapter in an evolving energy industry. We are an innovative and collaborative company with talented people and strong client base, with a great future ahead,” said John Evans.Other changes to the executive management team include the addition of three new members who previously held senior roles within the company:Olivier Blaringhem has been appointed executive vice president – SURF and Conventional.Steph McNeill has been appointed executive vice president – Renewables.Phil Simons has been appointed executive vice president – Projects and Operations.last_img read more

125 applicants hired on the spot at PESO job fair

first_imgAn estimated 10 million adultsidentified themselves as unemployed. This is higher compared to the 9.8 million(20.7 percent) jobless Filipino adults in June and the 9.4 million (19.7percent) in March, SWS said in its study conducted from Sept. 27 to 30, 2019. Heler said inclement weather due totyphoon “Tisoy” may have discouraged more people especially from northernIloilo from participating. * United States of America – nurses,physical therapists The job fair was held at the GrandXing Imperial Hotel. It attracted 1,318 jobseekers, 79 local companies and 14overseas (land-based) companies. Six persons with disabilities (PWDs)and 13 senior citizens participated, too. They applied as informationtechnology technicians. * Qatar – plumbers, HVAC technician In past December job fairs, applicantsreached between 2,500 to 3,000, he said. A total of 42,327 employmentopportunities were made available yesterday. These applicants landed localemployment (sales specialists, cashiers, service crew, and production crew),according to PESO chief Francisco Heler Jr. Other available local employments werefor online tutors, customer service representatives, nurses, restaurant crew,office staff, drivers, and maintenance personnel./PNcenter_img Of the 42,327 job vacancies, 12,687were overseas employment, said Heler. These were for the following: * Saudi Arabia – waiters, engineers,nurses, plumbers * Japan – scaffolders, manual welders,spray painters ILOILO JOB HUNTERS TRY THEIR LUCK. These people hope to find gainful employment at the Iloilo provincial government-organized job fair yesterday (Dec. 4, 2019) at a hotel in Iloilo City. A total of 42,327 employment opportunities were made available. The job fair was timely. The number of unemployed Filipinos climbed to 21.5 percent in the third quarter of 2019, according to a recent Social Weather Stations survey. IAN PAUL CORDERO/PN The job fair was timely. The number ofjobless Filipinos climbed to 21.5 percent in the third quarter of 2019,according to a recent Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey. * United Kingdom – nurses, restaurantcrews * New Zealand – masons, carpenters,tillers ILOILO – A total of 125 applicantswere hired on the spot at yesterday’s job fair of the Iloilo provincialgovernment’s Public Employment Service Office (PESO).last_img read more

Werner goes flag to flag at Davenport

first_imgBy Mike McGuireDAVENPORT, Iowa (May 6) – Matt Werner led all 20 laps in winning Friday night’s Eriksen IMCA Modified main event at Davenport Speedway.Ray Cox Jr. was second and Jake Bowman took third, while Mitch Morris rocketed from 15th starting spot to fourth. Bruce Hanford completed the first five. Thirty-two Modifieds were entered.The Hawkeye Auto IMCA Northern SportMods saw multiple cautions in their feature which ended early. Tony Olson grabbed the lead on lap seven and held on to the checkers. Jarrett Franzen and Andrew Burk both led early in the race before finishing second and third, respectively. Tim Current and Jake Morris completed the top five.last_img

Girls Area Softball Sectionals (5-24)

first_imgGirls Area Softball SectionalsFriday  (5-24)Class 2A-Sectional 45 @ Switzerland County.Championship.Switzerland County  12     Southwestern 2Class 3A-Sectional 29 @ Madison.Championship.South Dearborn  9     Greensburg  0Class 4A-Sectional 14 @ Bloomington South.Championship.Columbus North  2     Bloomington North  0last_img

Halloween statistics and tips

first_imgKids love the magic of Halloween: Trick-or-treating, classroom parties and trips to a neighborhood haunted house. But for moms and dads, often there is a fine line between Halloween fun andHere’s a scary statistic: Children are more than twice as likely to be hit by a car and killed on Halloween than on any other day of the year. In 2017, October ranked No. 2 in motor vehicle deaths by month, with 3,700. July is No. 1, with 3,830 deaths.Costume SafetyTo help ensure adults and children have a safe holiday, the American Academy of Pediatrics has compiled a list of Halloween safety tips. Before Halloween arrives, be sure to choose a costume that won’t cause safety hazards.All costumes, wigs, and accessories should be fire-resistantAvoid masks, which can obstruct visionIf children are allowed out after dark, fasten reflective tape to their costumes and bags, or give them glow sticksWhen buying Halloween makeup, make sure it is nontoxic and always test it in a small area firstRemove all makeup before children go to bed to prevent skin and eye irritationWhen They’re on the go for candyA responsible adult should accompany young children on the neighborhood roundsIf your older children are going alone, plan and review a route acceptable to youAgree on a specific time children should return homeTeach your children never to enter a stranger’s home or carInstruct children to travel only in familiar, well-lit areas and stick with their friendsTell your children not to eat any treats until they return homeChildren and adults are reminded to put electronic devices down, keep heads up and walk, don’t run, across the streetSafety Tips for MotoristsNSC offers these additional safety tips for parents – and anyone who plans to be on the road during trick-or-treat hours:Watch for children walking on roadways, medians, and curbsEnter and exit driveways and alleys carefullyAt twilight and later in the evening, watch for children in dark clothingDiscourage new, inexperienced drivers from driving on Halloweenlast_img read more

Rep. Mast Stays Silent Following Commissioner’s Call for Resignation

first_imgCongressman Mast, who has served since 2016, has not responded to McKinlay’s call for him to resign.However, he released a statement earlier this week that read in part, “A decade ago when I was in the Army, and following my injury, I made disgusting and inappropriate jokes that I am embarrassed to have associated with my name today,”The statement continued, “I am sorry about that part of who I was, and I strive every day to be a better example for my kids.”Mast’s legs and one finger were blown off in a September 2010 bomb explosion in Afghanistan.His district includes part of northern Palm Beach County and the Treasure Coast. A local lawmaker is so far keeping quiet and maintaining his ground, after coming under fire a decade after posting some online messages he thought were long forgotten.Back in 2009 and 2011, Republican Rep. Brian Mast responded to posts by his current campaign manager with comments that appeared to support rape.According to The South Florida Sun Sentinel and West Palm Beach television station WPEC, the controversy comes from a February 2009 picture to which the Congressman commented.Rocco LeDonni, who is managing Mast’s re-election campaign, had posted the photo.Mast replied online in 2009, “im so proud of you… i hope you hook up with at least fifteen 15 year olds over there…. its legel there right.”Things went quiet for about two years at that point, before LeDonni went back online and asked, “Anyone have any good pick up lines for this weekend considering according to the crazy christian radio guy the world may end on sunday?”The congressman chimed in again, answering LeDonni, “How about don’t turn this rape into a murder.”Although Mast apologized for his old comments earlier this week, the situation still isn’t sitting well with one Palm Beach County commissioner.Melissa McKinlay this week tweeted:@Book4Senate @LaurensKids — Melissa McKinlay (@VoteMcKinlay) August 26, 2020last_img read more

B’ville lacrosse teams sweep to regional titles

first_imgOne side jumped way out in front early and never got caught. The other side had to wait until the final minutes to move out in front for good.No matter how it happened, though, the ending was the same for each of Baldwinsville’s lacrosse teams – namely, victories in their respective Class A regional finals on Saturday and a step closer to the ultimate prize of a state championship.The boys Bees faced Section IV champion Corning on the Hawks’ home field, but didn’t let that fact, nor the early (10 a.m.) start time, keep them from a near-perfect first quarter that set the entire tone for a 12-4 victory. Goals by Austin Bolton and Braden McCard 46 seconds apart early in the first quarter put B’ville in front, with Spencer Wirtheim adding a goal near the midway point of the period and Adam Davis making it 4-0 two minutes later.But it was the sequence at the end of the period that really proved decisive. Wirtheim and Bolton both added goals, with Noah Ravas converting on a man-up situation, and it was 7-0 through 12 minutes.Essentially, the rest of the game was spent by B’ville protecting that big margin, with only Mike Tangredi scoring in the second quarter as Corning finally got on the board, but trailed 8-1 at the break.Tangredi converted again in the third period, and though the Hawks pulled within five, 9-4, Bolton’s third goal, with nine minutes left, initiated a closing charge as Davis and McCard added late tallies.Just as B’ville’s boys were clinching its regional win, the state Class A no. 1-ranked girls Bees were having far more stress with an Ithaca side it had to work hard to beat 12-9 exactly three weeks earlier.Back-to-back goals by Jenna Pastore and Emma Gebhardt briefly put B’ville in front 2-1, but otherwise the Bees never led in the first half, the Little Red going on a 4-1 run to go in front 5-3.Gebhardt tacked on two more early goals, and Pastore converted again with 2:29 left in the half, leaving the game 5-5 going into the break.All through the early stages, plus the early part of the second half, B’ville tried to solve Ithaca goalie Alecia Nicholas, who would finish with seven saves.For a stretch of more than 20 minutes, the Bees found the net once, a goal by Olivia Muscolino, which the Little Red answered, leaving the game 6-6 when B’ville took a timeout with eight minutes left.Not long after, Sophia Cavallaro, fresh off her five-goal performance in the Section III final win over West Genesee, converted to give the Bees a 7-6 advantage. Then Katie Pascale took over.The junior midfielder would strike for three goals in a span of less than two minutes, suddenly giving B’ville a 10-6 cushion that would hold up. Pascale added a fourth goal in the late stages, while Cavallaro scored again, adding two assists as Gebhardt and Muscolino also earned assists.Next Friday at 11 a.m. at SUNY-Cortland, B’ville’s girls face Bethlehem (Section II) in the state Class A semifinal, with the winner advancing to face Pittsford or Northport in the state final a day later.Before that, the boys Bees play on Wednesday against Section V champion Fairport in its state Class A semifinal at St. John Fisher College near Rochester, looking to return to Fisher for Saturday’s state title game against Mamaroneck or Massapequa. Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story Tags: Baldwinsvillelacrosse Meanwhile, at Fayetteville-Manlius, the B’ville girls found itself in a tense, tight battle with Ithaca, only to find its best form in the homestretch to put away the Little Red by a 12-8 margin.One aspect of the boys game that made the start so stunning on B’ville’s part was that Corning, who carried a 16-game win streak, entered the game no. 7 in the state Class A rankings, six spots ahead of the Bees at no. 13.Whether motivated by those state rankings or not, it was clear right away that the Bees were ready to make a large impression, and did so on the Hawks.last_img read more