When all you need is a home with a subtle flavour

first_img <<>> A house of spice is being sold by a lady of fragrance.LIKE the spice for which it’s named, 19 Saffron Place is low to the ground, loves a good breeze and has a subtle flavour to satisfy a variety of appetites. There is a nest of three bedrooms in the front of the house and a small bedroom or study just off the entrance. New kitchen appliances complement the open plan living and dining area.“The way the geography goes, we have neighbours but we don’t see them, one is below us, and the other is a little higher but we have a big rock garden and a fence, and the people at the back are below us so we look over their roof.”Having said that, neighbours are one of the advantages of living in Saffron Place.“We have a mixture of all ages here and that is a very big plus, and they are always very community conscious.“One of the neighbours was sweeping the street of leaves the other day.” The lowset house in an elevated part of Seventeen Mile Rocks.For 13 years this Seventeen Mile Rocks address in the Edenbrook Estate southwest of Brisbane has been home to perfume manager Elaine Topham and her husband Ian who is a retired engineer. All bedrooms have new carpets.A separate master bedroom wing has a walk-through wardrobe to the ensuite.The centre and rear of the house is communal space with a formal living room, open plan kitchen and dining area and a media room.All communal areas have sliding doors to the outside.In the last year the house has been painted and upgraded with new carpets laid throughout, new blinds, kitchen appliances and a hot water system. SEE WHAT ELSE IS AVAILABLE FOR SALE IN SEVENTEEN MILE ROCKS More from newsDigital inspection tool proves a property boon for REA website3 Apr 2020The Camira homestead where kids roamed free28 May 2019The view from the formal living room, through to the dining area.Belle Property Sherwood is taking the property to market with offers over $830,000 considered.“It’s a lowset house but you feel as though you’re on top of the world without the neighbours,’’ Mrs Topham said.“You’re up high, it’s not a steep block and all you have is trees and nature, your view is from the valley to the mountains at Kenmore.’’ Do you watch your favourite film in the media room or go outside with a good book?But its 235sq m of internal floor space could equally suit a young family, or mature family with adult children as bedrooms are at separate sides of the house with living spaces between.last_img

Archer picked as sole provider of downhole services on Gyda P&A campaign

first_imgThe decommission scope includes permanent plugging of 32 wells on the field, removal of platform and undercarriage, as well as removal of installations on the seabed. All Gyda installations should be removed by 2023. Archer said in an update on Thursday that operations start in January 2021. Gyda removal Related to the new award, Archer said it was a result of an integrated OneArcher approach were the company has turned the industry challenges into a significant opportunity and thereby maximizing both the savings for the client and activity level for OneArcher. Allseas, in turn, awarded a contract to Kvaerner for offshore preparations assistance, onshore disposal, and recycling of the Gyda platform when it is decommissioned. When it comes to other contracts related to the removal of the Gyda platform, Allseas was last September awarded a contract for the removal, transfer, load-in to shore, and disposal of the platform in the Norwegian North Sea. “This award shows that when we work together as OneArcher, we can offer optimal solutions for our clients and shape our own future”, said Thore Andre Stokkeland, Archer Oiltools, and Tom Aune, Archer Platform Drilling. Archer has been awarded the fishing, milling & wellbore cleaning services for Repsol Norge on the Gyda platform located offshore Norway. In June 2017, the Norwegian authorities approved the decommissioning plan for the Gyda field. This makes Archer the sole provider of all downhole services on the Gyda P&A campaign with a scope of 14 wells left to plug & abandon, the company explained. The Gyda field was developed by the use of an integrated steel platform at a depth of 66 meters. The oil is transported by pipeline to Teesside via Ekofisk. The gas is piped to the Ekofisk complex and on to Emden.  The contract covers both the 18,000 t topsides and 11,200 t jacket, and includes an option for re-installation on another field, which would be an unprecedented step for a fixed installation off Norway. Namely, Archer in 2017 won a four-year contract for plug and abandonment rig operations by Repsol. The contract scope included permanent plugging and abandonment of the wells on the Gyda platform.last_img

9 women entrepreneurs to benefit from WINC AP mentorship

first_imgNine Guyanese women will be participating in the second Women Innovators Network in the Caribbean Acceleration Programme (WINC AP) for women entrepreneurs. The women were selected from a total of 250 applicants from across the Caribbean.First Lady Sandra Granger attended the opening session of the eight-month programme, which was hosted at the GeoTech Vision office on Brickdam.  In an invited comment, the First Lady said she was proud of the women, and that she is confident they would capitalise on the opportunity to learn the skills that they need to grow their businesses.Owner of ActionCoach Guyana, Vishnu Doerga, speaking at the eventGeoTech Vision is a company that specialises in innovative spatial technologies and business ICT solutions, and is an accredited World Bank /Infodev AP Facilitator for the Caribbean. Its Founder and Managing Director, Valrie Grant, has said the programme is primarily based on facilitation of peer-to-peer learning among growth-oriented women.The programme is designed to teach participants “a more advantageous context, leading to improved business performance and investment,” Grant has said, adding that “these growth-oriented entrepreneurs will learn from each other (and) they will be co-creating”.First Lady Sandra Granger and six of the nine participants who are expected to benefit from the second WINC AP accelerated programme for women in business. Founder and Managing Director of GeoTech Vision, Valrie Grant, is also pictured first from leftGrant has said this entrepreneurship ecosystem approach emerged after it was found that creating an enabling environment for business start-ups was not leading to the creation of high-growth firms.As such, the WINC partnered with large firms, service providers, civil society and universities to mentor the women, teaching them how to overcome challenges in relation to financing, owning and growing their businesses.Participant Christine Gooding, owner of Market Square, has said she is looking forward to the training, and expects to gain a wealth of information that would help her to take her business to the next level.“I’m definitely looking forward to (knowing) how I can get funding for my business; how I can leverage my business to gain a bigger market within the country, and also ways in which I can work for persons regionally perhaps,” she said.The other eight participants are: Veronica Glen, Wanda Dillon, Maxine George, Cecily Bernard, Natasha Goodman, Candace Wickham, Petal Dodson, and Claudette Fredericks.Over the training period, the participants will learn how to advance their ventures using networks; how to access financing; and how to link business with technology.According to a statement from the Ministry of the Presidency, the programme includes business coaching and mentoring, as well as personal development sessions.Chargé d’Affaires of the Canadian High Commission,  Jan Sheltinga; General Manager-Credit, Republic Bank (Guyana) Limited, Parbatie Khan; and owner of ActionCoach Guyana, Vishnu Doerga, also spoke at the event.last_img

Get used to Santa Cruz: Warriors’ Ky Bowman could be in the G League for a while

first_imgSALT LAKE CITY — The Warriors want to find a way to convert Ky Bowman’s two-way contract to a 15-man roster spot but, until then, they’ll have to manage his availability carefully.Bowman, 22, only has 13 days remaining of his 45 day allotment with the NBA team provided under his deal. As the Warriors explore ways to clear a roster spot for him, he could spend more time in the G League, where the Warriors will try to develop his point guard skills.While Golden State plays the Jazz in Utah …last_img

NU eyes share of UAAP Cheerdance history; UP back

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 NU Pep Squad. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netThe UAAP Cheerdance Competition had now, arguably, become National University’s personal display. Once regarded as afterthoughts in the early stages of the exhibition, the NU Pep Squad is keen on claiming their fifth straight title. ADVERTISEMENT John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding MOST READ View comments Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMCcenter_img Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Read Next Only University of Santo Tomas had won five straight titles in the competition when the Salinggawi Dance Troupe built its dynasty from 2002 to 2006. NU will perform first in this year’s competition, which will once again showcase all eight schools, on Dec. 2 at Mall of Asia Arena with the return of University of the Philippines.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutUP did not participate in 2016 as a form of protest stemming from NU’s win in 2015. De La Salle will be the second school to perform with Adamson University following at third with both squads hoping to win their first title this year.  Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Beermen make Standhardinger top pick in 2017 PBA Draft Far Eastern University, which won two championships, will perform fourth while University of the East will be next at fifth. UP and UST, the two winningest schools with eight championships, will be the fifth and sixth performers, respectively. Ateneo will cap off the competition.ADVERTISEMENT CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohortlast_img

France take control of their World Cup destiny

first_imgBulgaria 0 France 1: Matuidi goal keeps Les Bleus’ World Cup bid on track Guy Atkinson 04:38 10/8/17 Blaise Matuidi Getty Images Didier Deschamps’ France side barely had to get out of second gear to edge past Bulgaria and leapfrog Sweden at the top of Group A. France took a huge step towards World Cup qualification with an uninspired 1-0 victory over Bulgaria at the Vasil Levski National Stadium in Sofia.The win sends them back to the summit of Group A and secures at the very least a play-off spot, but they go into Tuesday’s home game against Belarus knowing three points will confirm their place in Russia next year.The game’s only goal came in just the third minute as Blaise Matuidi thumped in from close range, with Antoine Griezmann and Corentin Tolisso missing chances to extend the lead. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. The only downside on a comfortable evening for Didier Deschamps was the first-half withdrawal of N’Golo Kante, who picked up a hamstring strain.The defeat ends Bulgaria’s slim hopes of grabbing a play-off berth and they will be left to rue a first-half miss from Spas Delev, which would have pulled them [email protected] pic.twitter.com/Ry9G7vjZXQ— Equipe de France (@equipedefrance) October 7, 2017France’s rich array of attacking talent wasted little time in stamping their authority on the game, combining in sublime style to open the scoring inside just three minutes. Lucas Digne played an incisive ball into the feet of Griezmann and the Atletico Madrid star cleverly teed up Matuidi, who powerfully slotted into the far top corner from an acute angle.The visitors nearly scored a second after 15 minutes when Kylian Mbappe demonstrated his breathtaking speed to burst past Nikolay Bodurov, forcing Plamen Iliev into a smart save.Tolisso then drilled a shot narrowly wide from distance before Griezmann flashed a half-volley agonisingly past Iliev’s post as Deschamps’ side threatened to run riot.Bulgaria had to wait until the 36th minute for their first sight of goal and only a miraculous save from Hugo Lloris denied them a leveller.The goalkeeper’s initial fumble from Todor Nedelev’s long-range shot allowed Spas Delev an unmarked header from close range, but the Tottenham star redeemed himself in spectacular fashion to acrobatically claw away the striker’s effort.Clearly content to settle for a 1-0 win, France offered nothing in the way of attacking intent in the second half.Their approach was best summed up with five minutes to go when substitute Olivier Giroud opted to run the ball into the corner instead of attempting a shot on goal from an inviting position. read morelast_img

TFA Elite Coach Course Pilot

first_imgTFA is hosting a pilot for the Elite Coach Course in Brisbane on Saturday, 23 January and Sunday, 24 January 2016. The course is for those who have completed the Talent Coaching Course at least 12 months prior.                                  Topics to be covered include:1.      Coaching Processes (including DISC profiling)2.      Team Dynamics3.      Skill Development – Movement, Ball, Rollball and Rucking4.      Attack Skills and Strategies5.      Defence Skills and Strategies6.      Athletic Performance7.      Coach Intervention and Game Analysis8.      Elite Game Plan9.      Athlete Management, TID and Selection10.    Coach Professional11.    Elite Game Concepts and StrategiesParticipants are required to complete the ASC Intermediate General Principles worksheets and submit prior to the course – the resources for this will be provided upon receipt of registration. The course cost is $319 including GST. This includes all materials, DISC profiling, venue, accreditation, access to Elite Coaching Resources online, and lunch on both days. Numbers are limited.If you previously completed the Level 2 course, please contact [email protected] as you will not need to complete the Elite course in full.                                                         To register please complete the following link: https://reg.sportingpulse.com/v6/regoform.cgi?eventID=1740&formID=54093  If you require further information please contact TFA Sport Resources Manager [email protected] Related LinksElite Coach Courselast_img

a month agoMan Utd to scout Brescia midfielder Sandro Tonali tonight

first_imgMan Utd to scout Brescia midfielder Sandro Tonali tonightby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United will have scouts posted for Brescia’s Seria A clash with Juventus on Tuesday night.United will have Brescia midfielder Sandro Tonali watched, says Gazzetta dello Sport.The 19-year-old, who has been compared to Andrea Pirlo due to his playing style and long sweeping hair, is enjoying his first season in Serie A after earning promotion with Lombardy outfit last season. United have sent scouts to this evening’s clash at the Stadio Mario Rigamonti to take a closer look at the Italy Under-21 international.Opponents Juventus are also believed to be keen on Tonali. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img