West Midlands office needs set to grow

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Acreage close to the city fetches a high price in Brisbane

first_img134 Grassdale Road BelmontAN acreage property with a large family home was the biggest sale of the week.The four-bedroom home at 134 Grassdale Rd was sold to a young family for $1.34 million after about five weeks on the market.The home is on a 1ha block in a street in Belmont filled with rural residential homes. 134 Grassdale Road BelmontShe said that Belmont bordered on similar acreage suburbs, including Gumdale and Chandler, that were increasingly sought after by families who wanted something a bit different while still being close to the city.“I guess it is more for families,” she said.“Quite often they have kids that are into horse riding. It is certainly a great lifestyle.”She said it was typically families, rather than investors who were buying in the area.The home was sold by a retired couple who wanted to downsize after 23 years in the home.The median sales price in Belmont is $699,000. The four bedroom home is in an area with a lot of acreage properties.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus20 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market20 hours agoAgent for the sale, Ann-Marie Best from Harcourts Coorparoo, said there were a lot of large rural residential homes in the area that sold for high amounts. “Some of them can sell for two or three million,” she said.last_img read more

PGNiG to explore for oil and gas in UAE

first_imgMap source PGNiG Piotr Woźniak, President of the PGNiG Management Board “I am sure that by joining forces with local partners we will not only benefit business wise, but will also gain an opportunity to share knowledge and experience,” he added. PGNiG won a tender for the acquisition of rights to explore for, to appraise and to produce hydrocarbons in Ras Al Khaimah in December 2018. The onshore/offshore license area is 619 square kilometers in size. According to the latest OPEC statistics, the United Arab Emirates proven reserves amount to 98 billion barrels of oil and over 6 trillion cubic meters of natural gas. Crude oil production amounts to 3 million barrels a day and marketed production of natural gas to 54.1 billion cubic meters per annum.center_img Polish oil and gas company PGNiG SA has signed an agreement with the emirate of Ras al Kaimah, UAE, to explore for and produce hydrocarbons in the Block 5. The latest agreement allocates obligations and provides for a split of costs and profits under the license. Initially, the work will be carried out in three two-year exploration stages, to be followed by a 30-year production phase. After each exploration stage, the Company may choose to relinquish its interest in the licence. Piotr Woźniak, President of the PGNiG Management Board said: “We are entering a region of fundamental importance for the global oil and gas market in what marks another step in the pursuit of the PGNiG Group’s strategy to strongly expand the international presence of its exploration and production segment.”last_img read more

Fugro wraps up first deepwater AUV survey for Shell in Brunei

first_imgDutch geophysical services provider Fugro has completed the first deepwater autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) site survey for Brunei Shell Petroleum (BSP).Fugro Voyager; Image by: Kees Torn; Source: Wikimedia – under the CC BY-SA 2.0 licenseFugro said on Friday that the survey was performed in August in water depths of 600 meters using the Fugro Equator, a dedicated geophysical survey vessel, and the Fugro ES-V AUV.The survey results will be used for planning a drilling program and will provide key inputs for engineering and design studies for pipeline routing and subsea structures in future deepwater field developments.BSP’s project lead, Bilman Pardomuan Hutabarat, said: “This campaign was the first deepwater survey project for Shell in Brunei and its success will lead to many more deepwater programs.”Following the site survey, BSP subsequently awarded Fugro the associated geotechnical site investigation and geoconsultancy contract.According to the company, the project included a review of the geophysical data and desktop study to assist BSP in defining their geotechnical scope of work. Geotechnical drilling vessel Fugro Voyager completed the fieldwork in October 2019.Jerry Paisley, business line director for the APAC region at Fugro, added: “We are pleased to provide our deepwater site characterization capability to another deepwater field development in the APAC region. BSP has been our client for more than 40 years and part of that success is owed to our unique ‘Triple A’ approach, where we acquire, analyze and advise on geo-data across the full project life cycle.”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.last_img read more

2014 HBCA All-Star Teams Announced

first_imgThe 2014 Hoosier Basketball Coaches Association has announced the Girls East & West All-Star Teams.Congrats to Sydney Keene of Jac-Cen-Del and Brooke Packer of East Central on being named to The East All-Stars.  The East All-Stars will be coached by Kevin Moore of East Central along with Terry Rademacher of Borden.2014 HBCA Girls All-Star TeamsThe HBCA All-Star Game will be taking place on Sunday, April 27th at Tecumseh High School in Linville.last_img

Former Senator Coats confirmed as National Intelligence Director

first_imgWASHINGTON, D.C. — Former Indiana Senator Dan Coats has been confirmed as the Director of National Intelligence.Coats replaces James Clapper, who retired at the end of the Obama administration.The intelligence position was created in 2004 after fallout from the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks and has become critical in helping prevent another terror attack.Coats will oversee 16 other intelligence agencies.last_img

WRBI recognizes South Ripley Student reporters

first_imgVersailles, In. — South Ripley High School were recently recognized during a school-wide ceremony for their work procuring the school news. Throughout the year Julia Rea, Michaela Diem, John Hauck, David Field, Cameo Hamm and Chance McMeans prepared weekly broadcasts that aired at least three times daily on WRBI.Under the direction of Mrs. Brenda Strimple, the students learn how to write, prepare and present school news in a radio broadcast format. The students are also able to use equipment consistent with some commercial studios.last_img

President Trump Drops Effort to Include Citizenship Question on Census

first_imgPresident Trump announced late Thursday afternoon that he is abandoning his effort to include a citizenship question on next year’s census.Speaking from the Rose Garden, he said, “We are not backing down on our effort to determine the citizenship status of the U.S. population.”Rather, he is ordering all federal agencies and departments to provide the Commerce Department with any records it requests regarding the number of citizens and non-citizens in the country.The President says he will sign an executive order to make the new plan effective “immediately.”His effort was thwarted by a Supreme Court ruling that banned the question.President Trump to Make Announcement About Census Citizenship Questionlast_img

Neymar suffers recurrence of fifth metatarsal injury

first_imgParis: Brazilian football superstar Neymar has suffered a recurrence of an injury to the fifth metatarsal in his right foot, the Ligue 1 club Paris Saint-Germain announced on Thursday.Neymar was forced off around the hour mark in PSG’s 2-0 home win over Strasbourg on Wednesday, securing a last 16 spot in the French Cup, reports Xinhua news agency.“Initial examinations have revealed a painful recurrence of his injury to the fifth metatarsal of his right foot,” PSG said in a statement.The club added that “the treatment of this injury will depend on how it evolves over the next few days. All options can be envisaged at this time.”Neymar had been sidelined for three months last season due to a fracture in the fifth metatarsal of his right foot.His latest recurrence of injury cast a shadow on PSG’s UEFA Champions League journey, where they will visit Premier League side Manchester United in the first leg of last 16 on February 12. IANS Also Read: Sports Newslast_img read more

Cricket News Mushfiqur Rahim Eliminates Years Of Bangladesh Pain Vs India In Delhi Smog

first_imgNew Delhi: Heading into the Twenty20 International against India at the Arun Jaitley stadium, Bangladesh were carrying years of pain and hurt. In 2016, they spectacularly choked in the World T20 clash in Bangalore when they needed two runs off three balls with three wickets in hand only to lose by one run. In the 2018 Nidahas Trophy final, Bangladesh needed to defend five runs off the last ball but Dinesh Karthik hit a flat six off Soumya Sarkar to deny them the title in spectacular fashion. The scoreline read 8-0. In addition to the scars provided by two very close losses, Bangladesh were facing an uphill task. To add to their woes, they suffered a body blow when their superstar Shakib Al Hasan was banned for two years (one suspended) for not reporting booking approaches. With so much hurt off the field, the win in Delhi, amidst the pollution that was choking the city speaks volumes of their character. That it was led by Mushfiqur Rahim, the constant survivor in the midst of eight consecutive losses was poetic justice. Bangladesh’s spinners had restricted India’s batting to 148/6 and they were given a good start by Mohammad Naim on debut. Soumya Sarkar and Mushfiqur shared a 60-run stand and put Bangladesh on course.Earlier, Mushfiqur had survived a review off Yuzvendra Chahal and Rishabh Pant did not go for the review. The right-handed wicketkeeper batsman decided to bide his time and take the game deep. Heading into the last three overs, they needed 35 off three overs. India gifted Mushfiqur another life when Krunal Pandya dropped his catch off Chahal and Bangladesh needed 22 off 12. However, the 19th over changed the entire complexion when Mushfiqur slammed four consecutive boundaries off Khaleel Ahmed. When he notched up his fifty, the celebrations were muted. There was no chest-thumping, there was no premature celebrations. It was silent acknowledgement. The lessons of Bangalore and Colombo were learnt on that night in Delhi. Calmly, Bangladesh got over the line and they had broken the jinx.Mushfiqur outlined the blueprint which ensured Bangladesh did not lose their ninth straight game against India. “We have had a lot of close games against India. So we promised ourselves that the next time we go into such a phase of the game, we don’t want to lose. We have learned a lot from those last two games against India that went into the last over, so we discussed on how we can overcome those moments. I was telling Riyad bhai (Mahmudullah) that let’s win in singles and doubles rather than going for big hits. I think we have nothing to lose coming into this game and also in this whole series so that gave the freedom to play to our potential and fearless cricket,” Mushfiqur stated.Also Read | Delhi Air Pollution: BCCI’s Smokescreen, Public’s Convenient OutrageThe win in Delhi comes as a boost at a time Bangladesh cricket was reeling from the recent cricketer’s strike and the ban on Shakib. The calmness and maturity shown from the players despite all the distractions was symbolic of their continuing evolution. For Mushfiqur, he put the ghosts of Colombo and Bangalore to rest by finally guiding his team over the line in grand style.  For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more