The house was dubbed the country’s worst.THE Brisbane property once dubbed ‘Australia’s worst house’ is back.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:37Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:37 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Trackdefault, 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 Rate1xFullscreenThese homes come with some serious baggage!00:37The original, dilapidated shack in one of the city’s hottest inner-city suburbs has been demolished and replaced with a brand new, five-bedroom home that hits the market for the first time today.RELATED: Would you buy this ‘sight unseen’?Where the happiest homeowners liveThe original house at 50 Deighton Rd, Dutton Park, has been demolished and a new home built on the site.The front of the new house at 50 Deighton St, Dutton Park.It’s been nearly four years since the pre-1946 property at 50 Deighton Rd, Dutton Park, made headlines when it sold at auction for a shock $668,000 in 2015 — $168,000 above the reserve price.Owners, Steven and Rina Zlatkin, say everyone thought they were “crazy” to buy the home considering its crumbling condition, but they are now out to prove the doubters wrong.The property once dubbed “Australia’s worst house” hits the market today.Mrs Zlatkin said she saw past the boarded up windows, loose bricks and rusted tin roof.“I’m very artistic and the location was absolutely perfect,” Mrs Zlatkin said.“I had a vision of what I wanted to create — and it wasn’t a Queenslander.“I think it’s about time for something exciting to come to the area to give it a bit of a lift.”MORE: Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban taking over the property worldThe Hemsworth effect: Australia’s new celebrity hot spotRina Zlatkin and her sons Ryan and James Zlatkin are putting the finishing touches to the new house they have built on the site of the home once dubbed the “worst in Australia”. Image: AAP/John Gass.Three years of rigorous inspections, council approvals and an expensive demolition job later and the Zlatkins’ hard work could be about to pay off.Mrs Zlatkin said she bought the property with the aim of creating their dream, forever home, but a change in circumstances meant a move to Melbourne.“It’s been a lot of hard work, but worth it,” she said.“We designed it in mind for a family — it’s very comfortable and very spacious.”More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus14 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market14 hours agoThe kitchen in the new house at 50 Deighton St, Dutton Park.The median house price in Dutton Park is now just over $1 million.Marketing agent Gunther Behrendt of Ray White Stones Corner, who sold the home in its original state in 2015, said the hovel had undergone a complete transformation.“New houses are rarely available so close to the city, so this large family home within the Brisbane State High School catchment is very exciting indeed,” Mr Behrendt said.Inside the new house at 50 Deighton St, Dutton Park.One of the bathrooms in the new house at 50 Deighton St, Dutton Park.The new house is Hamptons-inspired, with multiple open-plan, indoor and outdoor living areas.It comes with three bathrooms, a media room and a landscaped backyard featuring a grassed area and in-ground pool.The property is scheduled to go to auction at 1pm on March 30.The pool and backyard of the new home.Rina Zlatkin and her sons Ryan and James Zlatkin are putting the finishing touches to the new house they have built on the site of the home once dubbed the worst in Australia. Image: AAP/John Gass.The crowd at the auction of the original property at 50 Deighton St, Dutton Park, in 2015.
24 Clover Way, Helensvale, has hit the market and is a dazzling display of modern excellence. Gone are the days when modern houses all shared the same dull and lifeless style.When expertly designed, contemporary homes can be some of the most breathtakingly impressive works of art. That is certainly the case for this award-winning Helensvale property at 24 Clover Way. It has a $1.249 million- $1.299 million price tag. The bedrooms and another living area are upstairs. The main bedroom has a walk-in wardrobe and ensuite with a freestanding bath. The second main bedroom also enjoys an ensuite, while the remaining two bedrooms share the lavish main bathroom. Mr Farrer said the house was contracted to be a display home until the end of the year with lease back options for prospective buyers. There was also an option to purchase the furniture with the home.It is on the market with a price guide of $1.249 million- $1.299 million. Queensland Sotheby’s International Realty’s Alex and Jay Surti are marketing the property, with offers closing June 11. There are many bold statements throughout the house, including the staircase. Bold grey and brown tones contrast beautifully against a white palette. Natural materials including stone, glass and wood, and sleek fixtures and fittings give the house a sophisticated character. MORE NEWS: Luxury mega mansion’s yoyo price tag The four-bedroom house has won numerous awards. Built by McCarthy Homes, the two-storey, four-bedroom residence is a display home in The Surrounds estate. It is no surprise it has won nine Housing Industry Association (HIA) awards, including best display home, kitchen, bathroom and outdoor project.Its jaw-dropping and flawless design is apparent from the moment you step inside.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa11 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days agoThe kitchen is an entertainer’s dream. An extra bonus — the furniture can be purchased with the house. A feature staircase is front and centre and is the first impressive element that will be sure to catch your eye.A separate lounge room at the front of the house is a peaceful spot away from the main living zone, with an open kitchen, living and dining area at the rear.The gourmet-style kitchen sits at the core and has a butler’s pantry for entertainers who like to keep mess out of guests’ sight or need a spot to store their favourite wine. MORE NEWS: Before and afters: superb unit reno The house has an effortless flow between the indoors and outdoors. Sliding glass doors completely open up the ground floor and offer a seamless flow onto an alfresco area.McCarthy Homes director David Farrer said there was a lot to love about the house but he could easily pinpoint his favourite feature.“For me it’s the kitchen — it’s right in the heart of the home,” he said. “You’ve got that huge island bench, which is cantilevered. “People see it and wonder how it stays up.”The backyard was another highlight with a pool and deck, as well as a built-in barbecue. “The pool wraps around the house,” Mr Farrer said. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:51Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:51 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD576p576p432p432p270p270pAutoA, 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 Rate1xFullscreenStarting your hunt for a dream home00:51
MORE QLD REAL ESTATE NEWS: Waterfront site a new record sale Developer Unison Projects is releasing the final blocks in Parkside, within its master-planned residential community ‘Highfields’ at Bridgeman Downs.The final blocks in a masterplanned community with views of pristine parkland at Bridgeman Downs have been released to the market.Parkside, by the developer Unison Projects, offers a tree-change opportunity with premium lots adjoining parkland or with views.The $60 million Highfields estate on Roghan Rd comprises 132 lots ranging from 400sq m to more than 1200sq m and has been planned over four stages. The first two releases of Highfields sold out. Catch dinner from your balcony Dream homes under $350K Unison Projects sales executive Simon Ewing said the Parkside Collection release includes 24 lots, of which 17 have been sold.“We only have seven blocks in Parkside remaining with all lots 500sq m or larger,” Mr Ewing said. “Six of those lots back directly onto the 1.5ha protected nature reserve giving buyers a feeling of living on acreage.“Purchasers in Parkside have a chance for a true tree-change as they have the benefit of extending their backyard into the trees and parkland, providing a peaceful outlook.”Mr Ewing said Highfields had proven to be hugely popular with locals. “The estate takes advantage of its orientation by offering breathtaking views to the north and east, including glimpses of the Glass House Mountains and cooling sea breezes,” he said.Mr Ewing said Bridgeman Downs was a highly sought-after prestige northern suburb of Brisbane, where there were few opportunities to build a home.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus9 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market9 hours agoIt is 14km from the Brisbane CBD and serviced by a high standard of amenities and close to major shopping centres such as Westfield Chermside. THE BASICS PARKSIDE Developer: Unison Projects Price: From $489,000 Address: Roghan Rd, Bridgeman Downs
Reliance Jio Infocomm (Jio), based in India, has launched the Asia-Africa-Europe (AAE-1) submarine cable system. The AAE-1 will stretch over 25,000 km from Marseille, France to Hong Kong, with 21 cable landings across Asia and Europe.With diversified Points of Presence (PoP) in Asia (Hong Kong and Singapore) and three onward connectivity options in Europe (via France, Italy and Greece), AAE-1 will provide the requisite flexibility and diversity for carriers and their customers, Jio said.“The new terabit capacity and 100Gbps direct connectivity to global content hubs and interconnection points ensure that Jio will continue to offer its customers the most exceptional high speed internet and digital service experience,” said Mathew Oommen, president of Jio. “We are excited to participate in the launch and deliver the cable landing in Mumbai at the time when India’s data traffic continues its accelerated data consumption and growth.”Jio also provides the network operations & management for AAE-1 cable system.
Barcelona regasification plant (Image Enagás)Spain’s imports of liquefied natural gas (LNG) jumped in August on a yearly basis boosted by higher gas-to-power generation.LNG imports reached 19.15 terawatt hours (TWh) in August, a rise of 156 percent as compared to 7.47 TWh in the same month the year before, according to the data provided by the LNG terminal operator, Enagás.Almost half of the country’s LNG imports in August came from the world’s largest producer, Qatar. These imports rose ten times from last year to 9.05 TWh, the data shows.The rest of the August volumes were imported from Nigeria, Trinidad and Tobago, Norway, Peru, the U.S. and Algeria.Enagás’ Barcelona regasification plant received 6 out of the total 19 LNG cargoes imported into Spain during the month under review.The report shows that the Huelva LNG import terminal and the Bilbao facility received four cargoes, each, while three landed in Sagunto. The Cartagena and Mugardos LNG terminals received one cargo, each.Enagás said earlier this month that Spanish gas demand rose 18 percent in August year-on year, reaching the highest monthly growth figure in the summer period since 2008.Demand for natural gas for power generation ended the month of August with an increase of more than 60%, to reach 7.8 TWh, the highest figure for this month since 2011.The increase was explained by low hydroelectricity generation and a lower contribution from wind power. LNG World News Staff
According to ITF, the challenges include balancing late-life production with decommissioning and optimizing safe, reliable, and cost-efficient production from mature fields with significantly extended lifetime.Bill Cattanach, manager of supply chain at the OGA, said: “The OGA is delighted to support the hackathon events and the opportunity to work in partnership with Norway. The successful implementation of innovative solutions can extend the life of mature fields and reduce their eventual decommissioning costs. It is accepted many enabling solutions lie within the supply chain and combining forces across the North Sea makes this an even more powerful approach.”Ben Foreman, ITF technology manager, added: “By directly engaging with influential operator specialists, and collaborating with our peers in Norway, we have the opportunity to provide a platform to highlight innovative approaches, processes, and technologies. The output report, which will be shared after the event, will be used to develop an actionable forward plan and we look forward to working with both the OGA and the Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy in facilitating this vital work.” UK’s Industry Technology Facilitator (ITF) and Norwegian Energy Partners (NORWEP) will address operator late life and decommissioning challenges in jointly hosted technology hackathon events later this month.ITF said on Monday that the first event would take place at Aker Solutions in Aberdeen on Wednesday, November 22, while the event in Norway would be held on November 30 in Stavanger.“Supported by the UK Oil & Gas Authority (OGA) and the Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy, the Hackathon events are part of a major North Sea effort to harness new cost-saving ideas and technologies to directly address the key production enhancement and cost reduction challenges laid out by operators. They will also look at ways to enhance safety, minimize the impact on the environment and create additional value for companies and governments,” ITF said.The organization added that the two events would feature presentations from AkerBP, ConocoPhillips, Point Resources, Repsol Sinopec Resources UK Limited, Shell, and Statoil. Each operator will share its current challenges in the area, followed by interactive group sessions to discuss potential solutions.Balance between late-life output and decom
COSCO Shipping International (Singapore) returned to profit in the first quarter of 2018, following the acquisition of two logistics units.The company’s profit for the period was at SGD 2.8 million (USD 2.1 million), compared to a loss of SGD 78.9 million (USD 58.8 million) seen in the same quarter a year earlier.Turnover from continuing operations increased to SGD 40.6 million for the first quarter of 2018 as compared to SGD 11.4 million reported in the previous year, mainly due to turnover of SGD 32.1 million from the newly acquired logistics businesses, namely Cogent Holdings Limited and PT Ocean Global Shipping.“The company aims to expand its logistics network in South and Southeast Asia through acquisitions and investments and is looking into potential targets to acquire and investment opportunities,” Gu Jing Song, Vice Chairman and President of the company, said.“We have only just started on our transformation journey and there is much to be done,” he added.
The escalating conflict in Hudaydah Governorate, Yemen, poses a threat to the region’s port, which, together with nearby Saleef, are the lifeline for the majority of the country’s imports of essential goods like food and fuel.Speaking to the United Nations Security Council on Yemen Director of Operations and Advocacy division of UN’s Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, John Ging, insisted that keeping the ports open is critical.“Sustained hostilities in Hudaydah city, interruptions to the port operations or a siege of the city would be catastrophic and must be avoided,” he said.Even though the two ports remain operational, it is also crucial to ensure enough quantities of imports reach the ports, he insisted.The Yemeni Port of Hudaydah was reopened in November 2017 after the Saudi Arabia-led Coalition allowed operations to resume in order for the port to receive urgent humanitarian relief.The port was closed at the beginning of November after a rebel-fired ballistic missile, which targeted Riyadh, was intercepted on November 4 by Saudi Arabian military forces.“Commercial food imports in May rose to their highest level since November 2016 and fully met requirements. However, food and fuel imports fell in June and again in July. While keeping all ports open is critical, we are equally concerned about maintaining adequate quantities of affordable imports through these ports. To do so, the conditions must be created whereby shipping companies have enough commercial confidence to continue supplying them,” he added, stressing that the end of the ongoing conflict is long overdue.The three -year conflict has pushed the country into a dire humanitarian crisis, leaving 2 million people displaced from their homes; 8.4 million people in need of fuel supplies and, the worst cholera outbreak in the world that occurred in 2017, with 1.1 million cases, the U.N. data shows.Based on the latest information from GAC, the operational ports in the country are Aden, Rudhum Oil Exporting Terminal, Mukalla, Ash Shihr Oil Exporting Terminal, Nishtun, Hodeidah and Saleef.Balhaf LNG Terminal, Mokha, Ras Isa Marine Terminal and Ras Isa Petroleum Products Reception Facility remain closed.World Maritime News Staff
The European Commission has decided to reinvest unspent funds from the NER300 programme to support wave energy technology WaveRoller under InnovFin Energy Demo Projects (EDP).Reinvesting the unspent funds from the first NER300 call enables timely support to promising projects before the launch of the Innovation Fund in 2020.The WaveRoller technology, developed by Finnish company AW-Energy, is on of the three projects now benefiting from support of some €73 million.The project is co-financed by the existing shareholders, the Finnish Funding Agency for Innovation and an InnovFin EDP financing from the European Investment Bank supported by a NER300 contribution of €10 million.The WaveRoller is a device that converts ocean wave energy to electricity. The machine operates in near-shore areas (approximately 0.3-2 km from the shore) at depths of between 8 and 20 meters. Depending on tidal conditions it is mostly or fully submerged and fixed to the seabed. A single WaveRoller unit (one panel and PTO combination) is rated at between 350kW and 1000kW, with a capacity factor of 25-50% depending on wave conditions at the project site. The technology can be deployed as single units or in farms.AW-Energy has recently received a manufacturing certificate, as proof of technology from Lloyd’s Register.The company’s newest project to convert the energy from ocean waves using WaveRoller technology is underway off the coast of Portugal (SURGE2 project).InnovFin EDP, an EU financial instrument managed by the European Investment Bank, finances projects in innovative renewable energy, carbon capture and storage (CCS), smart energy systems and storage, helping to bridge the gap from demonstration to commercialisation. The financial instrument is entirely market-driven and the support to eligible projects is provided on a first come, first served basis.Thanks to the additional contributions from the NER300 unspent funds, InnovFin EDP now has more funds available for new operations.
Rever Offshore has completed the subsea infrastructure decommissioning project of the Greater Dunlin Area for Fairfield Energy.The project utilised saturation DSVs, Rever Sapphire and Rever Polaris, along with the heavy CSV, Normand Clipper.The workscope involved multiple campaigns comprising of preparation, removals of subsea infrastructure and final surveys, along with the management of all recovered waste for processing and safe disposal.Started in January 2018, the project was completed by the subsea contractor in a two-year campaign utilising nearly 300 vessel days, employing in-house engineering to deliver a successful conclusion for Fairfield Energy.Barry Macleod, Rever Offshore CEO, said: “This project is extremely significant for Rever Offshore, being one of the largest scale decommissioning projects undertaken by the company and the first completion of a full EPRD (Engineering, Preparation, Removal and Disposal) contract.”