Colonial beauty decked out in cool style

first_imgThe living area at 8 Maine Rd, Clontarf. “It’s just beautiful out there. We have barbecues out on the back deck and also downstairs. “We’ve even had a wedding (at the home) so there is plenty of space for entertaining.”The home is close to local shops, schools, public transport and the waterfront. It also has easy access to the highways to Brisbane city and the airport. The property is being marketed by Stephan Siegfried and Johanne Fenton of One Agency Redcliffe for $729,000. The front deck at 8 Maine Rd, Clontarf.On the lower level of the home there is a master bedroom with walk-in wardrobe and access to the two-way bathroom, which has dual basins and separate bath and shower.More from newsLand grab sees 12 Sandstone Lakes homesites sell in a week21 Jun 2020Tropical haven walking distance from the surf9 Oct 2019Two of the three other bedrooms have built-in robes.There is also a tandem carport on this level along with a patio at the front and a porch at the back.Internal stairs lead up to the big open-plan living, dining and kitchen area with toilet and sunroom — perfect for use as an office. The kitchen at 8 Maine Rd, Clontarf.The big kitchen has plenty of bench and cupboard space, stainless-steel appliances and pantry.There is also front and back verandas for enjoying a cool afternoon drink or family barbecue.“The deck with its breezes and water glimpses is probably my favourite part of the home,” Ms McVay said.center_img The home at 8 Maine Rd, Clontarf.THIS beautifully remodelled Queenslander is just moments from the waterfront in Clontarf.Sue McVay and Ash Mason bought the property at 8 Maine Rd 10 years ago after falling in love with its character charm.“It’s just got that quintessential Queenslander style,” Ms McVay said.“It’s the style of home we love.“It was completely remodelled before we bought it but we did redo the gardens from scratch. “We’ve also freshly painted inside and out.”last_img read more

One More VLCC Newbuild Joins Bahri

first_imgNational Shipping Company of Saudi Arabia (Bahri) has taken delivery of Shaden, a very large crude carrier (VLCC), from South Korean Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries (HSHI) shipyard. The 300,000 dwt ship is the fifth VLCC to join the Bahri fleet this year, following the deliveries of Amjad, Maharah, Aslaf and Rimthan.Flying the flag of Saudi Arabia, Shaden features a length of 330 meters and a width of 60 meters.Currently, the newbuilding has a market value of USD 81.39 million, according to data provided by VesselsValue.The newly received vessel is one of the five VLCCs financed by Riyad Bank, Bahri said.The commercial operation of Shaden is expected to begin in December 2017.Bahri’s fleet currently comprises 88 vessels including 41 VLCCs, 36 chemical/product tankers, six multipurpose vessels and five dry bulk carriers. In addition, the company has five VLCCs on order.The delivery of Shaden comes only days after Bahri released its financial results for the third quarter of this year which show that the company’s profit for the period dropped by 80.8 percent to SAR 60.5 million from SAR 315.3 million seen in the same quarter a year earlier.last_img read more

Mary in Advent

first_imgFaithLifestyleLocalNews Mary in Advent by: – December 19, 2011 Sharing is caring! Photo credit: imageandspirit.blogspot.comThe fourth Sunday of Advent is devoted to Mary, and the Gospel reading is the account of the birth of Jesus in either Luke or Matthew. It often strikes people as strange that we should read the account of the birth of Jesus before we actually celebrate Christmas. Why can’t we wait?The question really misunderstands the meaning of the liturgy of major feasts. Liturgy on our major feast days is essentially a matter of memorial, not of re-enactment. We do not re-enact the birth of Jesus at Christmas time, just as we don’t re-enact the Crucifixion, or the Resurrection or the sending of the Spirit, when their turn comes around. Every time we celebrate them, we are engaged in a communal (and personal) act of memorial. We recall them and reflect on how life and history (our lives too, and our personal histories) have been shaped by them. We remember to review; we do not re-enact.So we remember Mary’s role in the birth of Jesus even before we commemorate the latter, for the obvious reason that her story preceded his. Every son implies a mother. Of all the titles we have ascribed to Mary, in fact, none is more significant than ‘Mother of God.’ The title, however, needs to be carefully understood. Mary is not mother of God the Father or God the Holy Spirit; she is mother of God the Son, the God who became flesh. That’s what her title means. Furthermore, “mother of God” does not mean, indeed has never meant, “spouse of the Holy Spirit,” as some people erroneously say these days. The Holy Spirit has no “spouse.” The only divine person with human definition is God the Son, the man who was born of Mary. If we ask why God became flesh (so that a mother was necessary), the only answer is that it was something God chose to do. God became flesh, says St. John, because God so loved the world. The birth of Jesus, in other words, occurred through God’s solidarity with and for us, and with and for the whole of creation. The need for a human mother also means that the Incarnation involved two miracles, one of a far higher order than the other, of course, but two miracles none the less. The first was the choice God made to become flesh; the second was the human cooperation required before that could occur. One of Hilaire Belloc’s poems contains the beautiful verse: “Of Courtesy, it is much less/Than Courage of Heart or Holiness/Yet in my Walks it seems to me/That the Grace of God is in Courtesy.” The Incarnation connotes many deep things, but I have always felt one of the things it shows, as Belloc wrote, is the miracle of divine courtesy. God is courteous before creatures. He never comes unless invited. So he came at Mary’s welcome, and he will keep coming at ours.Another feature of the birth of the Son is its character as a virgin birth. This is one of the foundation doctrines of Christianity, even as it has always seemed to strain credulity. I am not sure where one draws the line in determining what miracles regarding Jesus one finds more feasible to accept and what miracles one doesn’t. Thomas Jefferson, for example, cut out of his bible all of Jesus’ miracles. This makes sense to me. What we should remember perhaps is that the real miracle is not the manner but the fact of Jesus’ birth. One can spend a lot of time in perplexity of the one and in the process quite forget the other.A metaphorical meaning of ‘virgin birth’ is also important in its own right. A ‘virgin birth’ means that that when God is born in the world or in anybody’s heart or life, it is always a birth “not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God (Jn. 1:13).” Only God makes God possible. All that we can do is what John the Baptist did: we prepare the way. God comes when God comes.Mary is finally also there for our imitation in giving birth to Jesus ourselves. We have to consent to the pain of that process in many areas of life and ministry. Nothing of value ever comes easily, and the same is true of the values of Jesus. His values too always involve a process of parturition, the pain of giving them birth. There’s an ‘imitation of Christ,’ as the title of Thomas a Kempis’ classic has it, but there is, one should note, at no great or distant remove, also an imitation of Mary.By: Father Henry Charles PhD. Share 47 Views   no discussionscenter_img Tweet Share Sharelast_img read more