35 Renoir Cres, Forest Lake.Ms Thurtell said a couple who lived in the area fell in love with the house.“Buyers currently are really drawn to brand new homes and this home specifically stood out for its charming features and Hamptons style,” she said.“The Hamptons-style became very popular in most areas of Brisbane throughout 2016 and now into 2017. There is something very appealing about the product, the crisp colour palette and relaxed feel.” 35 Renoir Cres, Forest Lake.Listing agent Marilyn Thurtell said this particular pocket at Forest Lake had typically larger block sizes and tranquillity, which was a drawcard for buyers.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home6 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor6 hours ago“Our vendor recently purchased the land after it was subdivided from the neighbour,” Ms Thurtell said.“She then built this master built home on a 524sq m lot. This is definitely a record price for the street for well under 1000sq m.”Ms Thurtell said the higher sales in the area were on average for 1000sq m plus blocks. “Earlier this year we also sold 11 Manet Cres, Forest Lake, just around the corner for an exceptional result of $790,000,” she said.“This was a 1890sq m lot with subdivision potential. “We had huge interest in this property and this tells us that there are a number of buyers looking for land opportunities like our vendor of 35 Renoir Cres who did just that, built and sold off a beautiful and luxurious product.” 35 Renoir Cres, Forest Lake.A statement home in this sought-after southeast Queensland precinct has sold for a street record for a block well under 1000sq m.The property within the Parkland Village precinct is at 35 Renoir Crescent, Forest Lake.The four-bedroom, three-bathroom home sold for $695,000 by selling agent Brad Arnold of MTR Property Group.
Maritime industry stakeholders all over the world are increasing their contribution to the reduction of carbon footprint. While shipping companies decided to modify their vessels in order to comply with the upcoming 2020 Sulphur Cap regulation, the port industry took their own measures to cut pollution.One of these is India’s second-largest, private-sector port and terminal company by capacity and throughput, Essar Ports, that has a total operational capacity of 110 MTPA in India.Speaking to World Maritime News, the company’s CEO & MD, Rajiv Agarwal, said that Essar Ports believes that green ports “are truly the future of the industry.”Rajiv Agarwal, CEO & MD, Essar PortsAgarwal explained that the company took numerous steps and has invested in reduction of the carbon footprint at all of its four terminals by implementing technologies such as cold-fog system, sprinkling systems for dust and pollution control, completely mechanized handling facilities ensuring zero spillage and covering the entire conveyor system.He added that these measures “have been pivotal in our vision of developing environmentally friendly facilities.”Additionally, developing deeper draft ports and terminals enabled operations with larger parcel size “which further the initiative lowering carbon footprint. We will continue to invest in modern technologies which ensure cargo handling through environmentally friendly means.”Essar Ports’ terminals are focused on bulk and dry bulk cargoes that are primarily used as raw material in core sector industries, like steel, power and cement.So far, the company has invested more than USD 1.6 billion in the development of port terminal facilities in India. Essar Ports said that its terminals are not only capable of handling the biggest ships sailing today “but also provide one of the best turnaround times of India,” contributed by the modernization and development of the company’s Vizag iron ore handling complex.The iron ore handling complex can now berth Super Capesize vessels up to 200,000 dwt, with a depth of 20 metres. The 24-million-tonne terminal has seen a growth rate of 45% in overall cargo throughput driven by a sharp increase in new customers, the company explained.Speaking about Essar Ports’ future plans, the CEO noted that the company is always on the lookout for opportunities to grow its businesses as the four terminals have further expansion possibilities.“Our target is to grow at a rate of more than 20% in the near future. To achieve this growth we have put a strategy in place to expand our customer base in the near future. The focus is now on increasing revenue, diversifying cargo base, optimizing costs, and improving our operational and financial performance.”During the first quarter of the year, Essar Ports reported a 17.4% growth in cargo volumes across its four terminals. The combined throughput stood at 13.5 million tonnes, up from 11.5 million tonnes in the same period of 2018.Of the four terminals, the Salaya and Vizag terminal showcased a strong performance in cargo handling with a striking increase in third-party cargo utilization thereby helping the company achieve its target of handling 60 million tonnes of cargo by the end of the current financial year.World Maritime News Staff; Image Courtesy: Essar Ports (Hazira Port)
Tucville to face Sparta Boss in final of Georgetown legTUCVILLE and Sparta Boss have booked their places in the final of the 2016/2017 edition of the Guinness Greatest in the Streets football tournament. Following the semi-final rounds on Tuesday evening both the defending champions Sparta and their newfound challengers Tucville had almost similar paths to the next round.In the first game, Tucville needled the Broad Street Bullies through their continued saviour Leon Richardson.That game was not short of chances and close shots, but the Tucville side were able to convert when it mattered.Sparta Boss, on the other hand, were on show with a 2-1 win against last year’s runners-up Back Circle.Two quick-fire strikes from Solomon Austin (19th) and Courtney Britton (21st) cancelled out the earlier own goal that gave Back Circle the lead in the 7th minute.The final will be played tomorrow at the National Park.The winners of the leg will cart off $500 000, second-placers $200 000, third-placers $150 000 and fourth-placers $75 000.There are also legs billed for the West Coast Demerara, West and East Coast Berbice, Linden and Bartica. (Stephan Sookram)
The game had been tight all afternoon.But with less than two minutes left in the September game and USC clinging to a 1-0 lead, Arizona State had a free-kick from 40 yards out. Almost every Sun Devil was in the box, and USC senior goalkeeper Kristin Olsen was trying to see the ball through the crowd of players. As one of the tallest players on the field at 6-feet, opposing players swarmed around her, looking to distract her in any way.Not so fast · USC senior goalie Kristin Olsen, who became the Women of Troy’s career shutout leader, gets airborne on a save against Arizona. – Katelynn Whitaker | Daily TrojanAs the ball sailed into the box, an Arizona State player got a head on it and it beelined for the back of the net. But seemingly from the other side of the goal, Olsen flied through the air and snagged it at the apex of her dive. Game saved, USC wins. Olsen records another shutout.It was just another play for Olsen, who has quietly become one of the best goalkeepers in the nation.“It’s her athleticism and her ability to dive post-to-post. She gets to balls that I know people are saying, ‘That’s a goal,’” coach Ali Khosroshahin said. “But more than that, she handles the routine play very, very consistently and that’s huge.”The stat sheet wasn’t that impressive, as Olsen recorded only four saves in that game. But stats can’t begin to describe how the charismatic goalkeeper, who loves to sing Taylor Swift and Miley Cyrus and can recite every line from Finding Nemo, keeps USC together on the field.The funny thing is, Olsen didn’t want to be a goalkeeper. She hated the idea of it. She grew up playing on the field as a forward, and that was her passion. At Villa Park High School in Orange County, Calif., she was named offensive MVP her junior year.But her coach for the Southern California Blues soccer club couldn’t ignore her height and athleticism. A three-sport star at Villa Park, Olsen was named the school’s Female Athlete of the Year her senior year. So her coach stuck in front of the net, much to her chagrin.“I hated it at first. I cried,” Olsen said. “I threw a fit. But I started training with a really good goalkeeper coach and it became a challenge for me. I just wanted to get better at it.”She did, but her skills didn’t all come at once. Olsen sat behind Veronica Simonton her freshman year and admits she wasn’t happy with that position.Yet Olsen, a devout Christian, believes things happen for a reason — like what happened between her freshman and sophomore year.Khosroshahin became the new coach and gave everyone a fresh start. Even with Simonton coming back for her senior season, there was no question for Khosroshahin who the starting goalkeeper should be.“Our first impression was, ‘Wow, look at this kid, look how athletic she is and how comfortable she is with the ball at her feet,’” Khosroshahin said of Olsen, who is one of the fastest jugglers on the team. “She just had this presence to her, this confidence. There was no indecisiveness. It was obvious she was the best one.”After playing in just two games during her freshman year at USC, Olsen saw the filed in just about every game her sophomore year and led the Women of Troy to their first national title. After the championship victory Olsen cried again, this time tears of joy.“That year she just blossomed,” senior defender Meagan Holmes said. “She saved our butts in a lot of games and we couldn’t have won a national championship without her in the goal.”Since then, Olsen has developed into a more complete player and a leader on and off the field for the Women of Troy. She is the all-time leader in wins and shutouts.She also traveled with the US National Under-23 team this summer in England and Ireland and brought her game to a whole new dimension.Olsen has needed to draw on all that experience this year as USC started two new players on the backline. Olsen was frustrated at first, but as a leader, she learned that the younger players needed her voice now more than ever.“She’s able to help the younger kids see things defensively and offensively, because she can see the whole field. We count on her a lot to help us find solutions,” Holmes said. “I don’t hesitate twice when she tells me what to do. We respect her.”Khosroshahin believes the sky’s the limit for Olsen.“She has the potential to be one of the best keepers in this country,” Khosroshahin said. “Maybe the best goalkeeper this country’s ever had.”Olsen plans on entering the Women’s Professional Soccer draft next semester and hopefully turning Khosroshahin’s prediction into reality. But she’ll be the first to say it’s not about her.“Honestly, I don’t look at the numbers. I really rely on my teammates a lot. When we work well together, that’s when the results come forth. Statistics are one thing but what we do on the field is what really matters,” Olsen said.
photo © Tipp FM Three Irish boxers take to the ring at the European Championships in the Ukraine today.Super heavyweight Clonmel’s Dean Gardiner and Lightweight Sean McComb and s are both in action in the early afternoon session.And then in the late afternoon session, Olympian Brendan Irvine enters the ring in the Men’s Flyweight division.