Meera Honan, daughter of Maha Sinnathamby AM, loves her suburb

first_imgI love being surrounded by greenery and wide, open spaces. We aimed to capture the outdoors as much as possible in the design of our home and I love waking up to the sounds and glimpses of nature from our home. Meera Honan, Springfield City Group director of Education and Health Services. Where do you live and why? Every woman’s endless desire – a bigger wardrobe. We live in a secluded and quiet part of Chapel Hill and it is a lovely retreat from the hustle and bustle of our busy lives.Proximity to the city as well as the green reserve of Mt Coot-tha provides us with the perfect balance between work and R&R.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus11 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market11 hours ago If money was no option, what would be your fantasy home and where? Villa in Capri? Chalet in the Swiss Alps? I wouldn’t go too far – Noosa is my happy place and is a destination that ticks everyone’s box for a home away from home. We love the National Park walks and the tranquillity of the beaches. What was the best piece of property advice you were given? Or what was the biggest lesson you learned?center_img “Just lock it up.” My Dad, who has a keen eye for property, spotted our first home site in Chapel Hill before we got married. I was whinging about the extra $5000 the vendor was asking. Let’s just say, Dad always knows best. What is the best thing about your suburb? What would you change about your home? Chapel Hill. When my family moved to Brisbane in 1985, my parents built a home in Chapel Hill. My siblings and our partners have chosen to stay close and have now all settled in our own homes in the area. What do you love about your home?last_img read more

Top news, May 1 – 7, 2017

first_imgTidal Energy Today has compiled the top news from tidal and wave energy industry from May 1 – 7, 2017.Dutch joint venture to build tidal bridge in IndonesiaTidal Bridge BV, a joint venture of Strukton International and Dutch Expansion Capital (DEC), has been selected to construct a floating bridge equipped with tidal power plant in Indonesia. The integrated tidal power plant will have the initial installed capacity of 18MW to 23MW. The value of the project’s first phase is up to $200 million and will be rolled out in two years.Tangled lines keep Cape Sharp Tidal turbine at BayCape Sharp Tidal has identified the line entanglement around OpenHydro’s turbine system which could further delay its retrieval from the Bay of Fundy. Cape Sharp Tidal’s operations crew is currently working to determine the best approach for removing it.Bourne tidal test site ready for installationMarine Renewable Energy Collaborative (MRECo) has informed that the structure for the Bourne Tidal Test Site (BTTS) is completed and ready for deployment. The steel test structure, fabricated by MassTank, will be installed by a marine construction company AGM Marine Contractors once the final permits are in place. The final go-ahead is expected to be granted within days.Seatricity hires KML for Wave Hub decommissioning jobWave energy company Seatricity has hired Keynvor MorLift (KML) to retrieve the mooring blocks used for Oceanus 2 deployment at Wave Hub. KML will perform the lift and transfer of four 20-tonne positional mooring clumps from Wave Hub site to Hayle, Cornwall.Orkney’s supply chain gives lessons to wave developersWave Energy Scotland (WES) has released the findings from its project with the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) that explored the wealth of knowledge and experience amassed in the Orkney supply chain from testing wave energy devices in real sea conditions.Tidal Energy Todaylast_img read more

Yinson nets FPSO operation and maintenance job worth up to $578 million

first_imgMalaysian FPSO supplier Yinson has through its subsidiary Yinson Energy Sdn Bhd, won a letter of award from JX Nippon to provide operation and maintenance services for Layang FPSO.Deep Producer I (left) – THHE’s FPSO previously hired for work on the Layang field; Image by: Jidhin George; Source: Wikimedia – under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license The tenure of the O&M contract is effective from February 12 and will remain in full force until termination of the contract for the provision of EPCIC and leasing of the Layang FPSO which Yinson and Nippon entered into last year.This means the O&M deal will remain active for a firm period of eight years – the duration of FPSO charter – with options for ten extension periods of one year each.The estimated aggregate value of the O&M deal, assuming the extension options are fully exercised, is approximately $578 million.The scope of the contract is to perform operation and maintenance works for the Nippon FPSO facilities which is expected to begin operations at the Layang field by the fourth quarter of 2019.It is worth reminding that Yinson decided to take over the provision and leasing deal for the Layang FPSO with Nippon from THHE in late April 2018.Malaysia’s THHE had in 2014 won a contract to build, install, and lease an FPSO for oil production at JX Nippon’s Layang field, offshore Sarawak, but failed to deliver the vessel by the agreed date – June 2016 – due to liquidity issues, so it in late 2017 opted to novate the contract to Yinson.The estimated aggregate value of the charter contract, assuming all extension options are exercised, is approximately $860 million.Offshore Energy Today Stafflast_img read more

Kongsberg, DNV GL Partner Up On Maritime Digitalization

first_imgNorwegian maritime technology group Kongsberg and classification society DNV GL have signed a new digitalization cooperation agreement.As explained, the duo is looking to reduce the time, cost and complexity associated with class and assurance services for the maritime sector, by cooperating on new digital solutions.Under the deal, users of Kongsberg’s Vessel Insight data infrastructure solution will be able to share their data for use in DNV GL’s digital class and assurance services.“We believe that broad maritime digitalization and the value generation for ship owners will be achieved much faster if expert vendors work together to solve industry challenges. By combining DNV GL’s … expertise in digital class and assurance solutions and Kongsberg’s data infrastructure specifically developed for the maritime sector, we are putting together necessary pieces of a puzzle,” Hege Skryseth, President, Kongsberg Digital and EVP Kongsberg, commented.Specifically, Kongsberg’s data infrastructure solution for the maritime sector, Vessel Insight, will be used to collect and transfer data from vessels to DNV GL, which will enable DNV GL to perform digital class and assurance services.“Currently, most class inspections require the surveyors to be on board the ships. However, we can now perform some surveys by analyzing digitally obtained data on shore,” Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen, CEO, DNV GL – Maritime, said.“By enabling customers to share their data via Kongsberg’s Vessel Insight, we can expand the amount of data we are able to access and offer even more class and assurance services digitally. This will help customers not only to reduce their costs, but streamline their daily operations.”Kongsberg and DNV GL have a pre-existing relationship within the maritime industries, ranging from class and certification services via consultancy to research. Through this agreement, they hope to accelerate the adoption of digital capabilities and technologies in a safe, reliable and sustainable manner for the maritime industry.last_img read more

Local music promoter to be laid to rest today

first_imgLocalNews Local music promoter to be laid to rest today by: – May 19, 2012 Tweet Sharing is caring! Share Sharecenter_img 7 Views   no discussions Loftus Emmanuel. Photo credit: Alex BrunoA local music promoter, businessman and event organizer, who died last week following diabetic complications, will be laid to rest today, Saturday 19th, 2012.Loftus “Lofty” Emmanuel died at the age of sixty-five (65) at the Princess Margaret Hospital on May 9th, after complications with diabetes.Emmanuel who died at the age of sixty-five (65) has been described as a “cultural giant” by his long time friend Alex Bruno.Bruno expressed tremendous sadness at his passing last week and also lamented the fact that Lofty never received the praises due to him for his achievements.“The praises that Lofty should have been given for the work he has done was passed on to other people at different times in his career. I hope now in his passing we can re-visit his life and pay homage to him and give him the kind of respect that he deserved and give him a send off fitting for a cultural giant”.Bruno hopes that “Lofty” will be given an appropriate send off one which is “fitting” for “a gentle cultural giant”.That send off will take place at the Newtown Savannah from 2:30 pm.Dominica Vibes News Sharelast_img read more

Matuidi mood ‘positive’ despite coronavirus infection

first_imgFrance World Cup winner Blaise Matuidi insisted Wednesday his “morale is good” despite testing positive for coronavirus.Advertisement Promoted Content10 Phones That Can Easily Fit In The Smallest Pocket5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksDid You Know There’s A Black Hole In The Milky Way?The Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s HystericalA Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of ArtWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?The Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love WithTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All TimePlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your Body6 TV Characters Whose Departures Have Made The Shows BetterInsane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street Art Loading… “I am positive, I am strong, morale is good, that of my family too,” the Juventus midfielder said on Instagram.The 32-year-old’s club teammate Daniele Rugani was the first top-flight footballer to be diagnosed with the virus a week ago, sending the entire team into quarantine.And Matuidi used a play on the word ‘positive’ in posts on social media to describe his mood at contracting an illness which has killed over 2,500 in Italy.“I am positive. Usually I like to think I’m positive. Someone who tries to radiate good waves around him, my family, my friends, my teammates,” Matuidi said on Instagram.“Today I remain positive. I am an asymptomatic carrier of the virus, aware of the privilege of being a professional footballer and as such benefit from regular and excellent medical monitoring.“If it weren’t, I probably never would have known.”He continued: “I am positive, we will come out collectively stronger from this test, it will teach us to know each other better, to be more united, more generous, better.“Thank you for your messages of friendship and support.“Let’s stay disciplined and united so that we can soon cuddle our children, take our parents in our arms, check our brothers and sisters and celebrate goals with our teammates.France’s Blaise Matuidi joined Juventus in 2017 after a spell with Paris Saint-GermainRead Also: Pogba makes coronavirus fund-raising pledge“Thank you for your messages of friendship and support. Let us remain disciplined and united. I am positive, we will do it.”In total 13 Serie A players have officially been diagnosed with the virus including seven from Sampdoria and three at Fiorentina.Italy has been battling the disease for nearly a month and now has over 31,000 COVID-19 cases. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

City honors former department manager by renaming trail

first_imgBatesville, In. — Batesville city officials recently renamed a reservoir portion of the city walking trail the Steve Wintz Memorial Trail. Wintz was a lifelong resident Water Department manager and longest serving city employee at the time of his death in April of 2017.“What he did for the people of Batesville and surrounding places like Oldenburg are countless. He also had a major role in our plans to develop a future water source which will impact our city for generations,” said Mayor Mike Bettice.last_img

Bundesliga: Ujah shines as Union Berlin upset Ehizibue’s Koln

first_img While Ehizibue was in the starting line up for the home team, Ujah came on as a second-half substitute for Union Berlin who did just enough to claim the maximum points. Read Also: Awoniyi to spend night in hospital after suffering concussionJhon Cordoba scored a late consolation goal for Koln just before full-time whistle as the visitors held on secured all three points and end their eight-game winless run.Interestingly, Ujah made his  21st league appearance this season at RheinEnergieStadion, while Ehizibue who was later replaced in the second half made 29 appearances across all competitions for Koln this campaign. Nigeria’s Kingsley Ehizibue and compatriot Anthony Ujah clashed in a German Bundesliga game between FC Koln and Union Berlin at the RheinEnergieStadion on Sunday. Anthony Ujah of 1.FC Union Berlin and Edmond Tapsoba of Bayer 04 Leverkusen battle for the ballAdvertisement FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Marvin Friedrich put the visitors ahead in the 39th minutes following an assist from Christopher Trimmel’s assist, before Christian Gentner added the second seven minutes after an hour mark. Loading… Promoted ContentWhat Is A Black Hole In Simple Terms?7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market ValueCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way8 Amazing Facts About Ancient Egypt6 Best Supercars In Movies You’ll Dream To Drive At Least OnceProfessional Female Racers Whom Even Men Envy10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By Odeith7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too Much7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The WorldWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?A Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of Art10 Risky Jobs Some Women Dolast_img read more

Daily statewide COVID-19 count update

first_imgStatewide—The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) today reported 23 new positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the number of Hoosiers diagnosed through ISDH, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and private laboratories to 79. Two Hoosiers have died.                       The new cases involve residents of Allen (1), Boone (1), Floyd (1), Grant (1), Hamilton (3), Johnson (1), Lake (2), Marion (6), Shelby (1), St. Joseph (3), Tippecanoe (1), Vanderburgh (1) and Vigo (1) counties. Private lab reporting may be delayed and will be reflected in the map and count when results are received at ISDH.On March 6, ISDH confirmed the first case of COVID-19 in a Hoosier with recent travel. On March 16, ISDH reported the first death in Indiana due to COVID-19.last_img read more

COMMENTARY: Spring sports season is a special time of year

first_img MPA approves golf, XC, field hockey, soccer; football, volleyball moved to spring – September 10, 2020 Hospice volunteers help families navigate grief and find hope – September 12, 2020 Every two weeks, Mike Mandell gives his thoughts on the sports scene in Ellsworth, Hancock County and beyond.It’s been nearly a month and a half since the George Stevens Academy and Mount Desert Island boys’ basketball teams capped off the winter sports season with state championships, and the wait for more high school sports has been a long one. When Ellsworth and Bucksport met for preseason baseball and softball games last Tuesday, that wait finally came to a much-awaited end.Although both games were happening in Bucksport at the same time, I was still able to stop by both fields for batting practice. The excitement level at both fields was as palpable as could be, and the fans, coaches, players and umpires displayed a form of exuberance that only manifests one time of the year: mid-April.Mid-April is one of the best times of the year for all of us, but that’s especially true for high school students. There are less than two months before summer starts, and everyone is looking forward to the end of another school year. With the harshness of winter in the past, spring activities can begin. That includes the spring sports season.The spring sports season is one that’s often overlooked at the high school level. For one, basketball season is the driving force behind high school athletics in Maine and other states throughout New England. In states such as Texas, Florida and Ohio, football is king. For whatever reason, spring sports season just doesn’t have the draw fall and winter seasons do.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textThat reality is somewhat unfortunate. There’s no better time of year to get out and enjoy life more than the spring and early summer months, and watching baseball, tennis or track and field with birds chirping and a nice breeze at your back is an experience you can’t have in late October or early January.Spring sports season is also the last time communities will get to see certain athletes on the field. In less than two months time, seniors from around Hancock County will graduate and head off to begin the next stages of their lives. April, May and June represent one last chance to see these athletes together before the faces we see on the field and around the classroom change a little bit.For better or worse, high school doesn’t last forever. Whether it happens this June or years down the road, every athlete who has played or ever will play varsity sports will experience the day when he or she takes off the uniform representing the community they love for the last time. In a day in age when many students are two- or three-sport athletes, that often comes at the end of the spring sports season.The spring sports season is definitely the shortest of them all — some teams don’t begin their seasons until the last week of April — but there’s a silver lining: Fans have opportunities to watch their favorite players and teams multiple times per week. Such chances shouldn’t be taken for granted.Like all things in life, this time of year doesn’t last. It will be fall again before we know it, and although that time of year has a lot to offer, there’s something to be said for the excitement and energy seen on tracks, ball diamonds and tennis courts in the spring months. It’s a time of year that should be cherished while it lasts. Latest Posts Ellsworth runners compete in virtual Boston Marathon – September 16, 2020center_img Bio Mike MandellMike Mandell is the sports editor at The Ellsworth American and Mount Desert Islander. He began working for The American in August 2016. You can reach him via email at mmandell@ellsworthamerican.com. Latest posts by Mike Mandell (see all)last_img read more