287i Kenmore Road, Fig Tree Pocket.ONE of Fig Tree Pocket’s finest riverfront secrets has sold for $1.9 million after being on the market for just three weeks.The striking multi-level steel and cedar timber residence at 287i Kenmore Rd was purchased by a local who wanted a larger, more contemporary home.NGU Real Estate CEO Emil Juresic said: “They loved the layout of the house, the design and the amazing views of the river”.Mr Juresic took less than a month to sell the property which he said had received solid interest during the campaign.More from newsDigital inspection tool proves a property boon for REA website3 Apr 2020The Camira homestead where kids roamed free28 May 2019“The seller was so happy with the result and NGU’s work, that he gave us another investment property to sell,” Mr Juresic said. 287i Kenmore Road, Fig Tree Pocket.The four-bedroom, five-bathroom home was designed for entertaining with its indoor swimming pool, huge kitchen with teppanyaki hotplate, media room and numerous terraces.A selection of large balconies and terraces extend the shared living spaces and capitalise on wide water views.Mr Juresic said the luxury property market was very solid. The architecturally designed home is 10km from Brisbane’s CBD.
LNG giant Qatar Petroleum launched its localization program for services and industries in the energy sector aiming to localize the sector’s supply chain. The program is Qatar Petroleum effort towards optimizing Qatar’s natural resources, higher efficiency and returns, and growth and expansion.Speaking of the program, named Tatween, Saad Sherida Al-Kaabi, minister of state for energy affairs, president and CEO of Qatar Petroleum, said it “is made up of two parts.”The first is creating 100 new investment opportunities within the energy sector. In this effort, Qatar Petroleum and its companies will offer incentives and offtake guarantees according to the program’s guidelines. The second part is an In-Country Value policy, which rewards suppliers and contractors who execute their contracts and agreements by maximizing local content, Al-Kaabi said.The move comes following the decisions to raise Qatar Petroleum’s production output from 4.8 million to 6.5 million barrels of oil equivalent per year, raise Qatar’s LNG production from 77 to 110 million tons per year by 2024, develop a new world-scale Petrochemicals Complex with the largest ethane cracker in the Middle East, and the company’s most recent decision to invest more than 10 billion dollars in the Golden Pass LNG export facility in Sabine Pass, Texas.Three agreements with international companies with a total value of 9 billion Qatari Riyals ($2.47 billion) were signed during the launch ceremony, Qatar Petroleum said.Qatar Petroleum and Baker Hughes, a GE company, signed a memorandum of understanding designed to help create new opportunities to expand its presence Qatar, and to enhance its operations through continued investment in technologies and services in the years to come.Qatar Petroleum also signed a memorandum of understanding with Schlumberger. The agreement will help increase the footprint of Schlumberger, which plans to expand its current operations in Zikreet, open a new integrated base facility in Ras Laffan by the end of 2019, and establish a Center of Efficiency in the Free Zone to be used as a regional maintenance center.Also on the sidelines of the launch ceremony, Nakilat and McDermott signed an agreement to form a joint-venture company providing offshore and onshore fabrication services in Qatar.Qatar Petroleum said it is working with various government authorities and stakeholders to facilitate the provision of the required infrastructure and for the creation of appropriate policies, regulations and incentives to attract local and international companies to establish operations in Qatar.It is also coordinating with other stakeholders to help facilitate the development of new industries in the energy sector in order to ensure they acquire the capacity for greater competitiveness and financial sustainability, the statement reads.
TVNZ One News 3 May 2018Family First Comment: We can see the effects of declining marriage rates in society – sadly.www.protectmarriage.nzKiwis are marrying and divorcing considerably less than they were 25 years ago, but married couples are staying together for longer too, new stats reveal.While the total number of New Zealanders marriages has remained at around 20,000 each year since 1992, the actually marriage rate has dropped.This is due to the increased population size in New Zealand in that time, which means the general marriage rate has dropped. In 1992, the marriage rate was 18.3 couples per 1,000 people eligible to marry (or form a civil union from 2005), dropping to 10.9 couples in 2017. Likewise, the divorce rate among Kiwis has also dropped over the last 25 years. The median age to get married or enter a civil union in New Zealand has also risen – to 32 years for men and 31 years for women.READ MORE: https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/kiwis-marrying-and-divorcing-considerably-less-than-25-years-ago-new-stats-reveal In 2017, there were 8,001 divorces and the divorce rate (number of divorces per 1,000 existing marriages) was 8.4. In 1992, 9,114 couples were granted a divorce, and the divorce rate was 11.9.