Socceroo star snaps up Gold Coast property

first_imgSocceroo young gun Tommy Oar is the latest high-profile athlete to make a seven-figure property purchase on the Gold Coast.Property records confirm the 23-year-old Southport product outlaid $1.31 million for a beachside shack in Dudley St, Mermaid Beach, with the sale settling in January.Tommy Oar’s new home at Dudley St, Mermaid BeachThe 1970-built house features three bedrooms and is situated on a 405sqm block in what marketing material labelled a “supreme” position.However, neighbours might not yet see much of the ex-Brisbane Roar star, who is understood to be using the property as an investment before eventually building his dream home.Oar is currently playing in the Dutch Eredivisie league with FC Utrecht, with whom he signed a five-year deal shortly after debuting for the Socceroos in 2010 as an 18-year-old.Now in the final year of that contract, he has been repeatedly linked to Dutch giants and 2013/14 premiers Ajax Amsterdam.The talented winger was last week named in the national squad to take on Germany and Macedonia in friendlies on March 25 and 30, respectively.Tommy Oar’s new home is just moments from the beachBack on the Coast, Oar also owns a Surfers Paradise unit which he bought for $360,000 in 2012.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home3 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor9 hours agoOar’s new home, marketed by Luke Henderson and Mike Deane of Professionals Mermaid Beach, has previously sold for as high a price as $1.55 million, back in 2006.Mr Henderson declined to confirm the buyer’s identity but said position had been the focus of the new owner.“They just wanted to secure a nice position in the area before the market went up further,” he said.The home is located within a handful of kilometres from an impressive waterfront property registered to his mother Delia.A number of top athletes own million-dollar Gold Coast homes, with 11-time world champion surfer Kelly Slater among the most recent to buy.Slater’s purchase of a luxury $2.15 million Jefferson Lane apartment in Palm Beach settled in December.This post was first published on the Gold Coast Bulletinlast_img read more

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GE decides to sell Baker Hughes stake just one year after acquisition

first_imgIllustration: A Baker Hughes building. Photographer: Gerd Fahrenhorst. Shared under CC BY 3.0 license; the image has been croppedIndustrial giant GE is looking to get rid of its Baker Hughes GE business, just one year after acquiring oilfield services giant Baker Hughes for $3 billion.In a statement on Tuesday GE said that it would focus on Aviation, Power, and Renewable Energy, “creating a simpler, stronger, leading high-tech Industrial company.”GE said it planned to divest its equity ownership position in Baker Hughes, a GE Company (BHGE) – a 62.5% interest -“in an orderly manner” over the next two to three years.GE said BHGE’s full stream offering brought together equipment, services, and digital solutions to help its customers be more productive—a unique and powerful value proposition in a changing market, adding that the separation would provide BHGE with enhanced agility and the ability to focus on leading in the oil and gas industry.The company is also working to separate GE Healthcare into a standalone company.John Flannery, chairman, and CEO of GE, said: “Today marks an important milestone in GE’s history. We are aggressively driving forward as an aviation, power and renewable energy company—three highly complementary businesses poised for future growth. We will continue to improve our operations and balance sheet as we make GE simpler and stronger.”Flannery added: “GE Healthcare and BHGE are excellent examples of GE at its best—anticipating customer needs, breaking barriers through innovation and delivering life-changing products and services.“Today’s actions unlock both a pure-play healthcare company and a tier-one oil and gas servicing and equipment player. We are confident that positioning GE Healthcare and BHGE outside of GE’s current structure is best not only for GE and its owners, but also for these businesses, which will strengthen their market-leading positions and enhance their ability to invest for the future while carrying the spirit of GE forward.”At the time of the merger last year, BGHE had around 70,000 people, operations in more than 120 countries, four product companies—Oilfield Services, Oilfield Equipment, Turbomachinery and Process Solutions, and Digital Solutions—and 24 product lines and segments.The company has dual headquarters in Houston, TX and London, UK.Offshore Energy Today StaffRelated:<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>last_img read more

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Military training in Jefferson County rattles county residents

first_imgMadison, In. — Some people call it the sound of freedom, while others just call them annoying, loud explosions. Military officials say training at the Muscatatuck Urban Training Center this week does include some loud explosions.Indiana State Police in Versailles say they have received complaint calls from Ripley County towns including Osgood. Officials say there is no need to call police with reports about the noise.last_img

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DeYoung tops Tri-City championship night show

first_imgBy Roger WilliamsAUBURN, Mich. (Aug. 11) – Myron DeYoung was the feature winner Friday night while Kody Johnson’s fifth-place finish netted him the unofficial Main Street Seed and Supply IMCA Modified crown at Tri-City Motor Speedway.Johnson came into the evening needing at least a top 10 finish to ensure the unofficial crown. Chaz Pray and Gavin Hunyady both had quietly successful and consistent seasons that had them in contention for a championship.Hunyady, who won the four-car dash, had to pit early in the first half of the 25-lap feature event to change a tire. He came through the 21-car field and finished a strong seventh. Mike Stevenson led the opening lap before Preston DeShano took his turn at the front.Pray was motoring his way into the top five before he slid off of turn two and into the water barrels, ending his night with a disappointing 19th place finish and ending his championship hopes.DeYoung made his way from 12th place to take the lead and eventually the race win. Chad Wernette came from 10th to finish a close second. Matt Szescodi, Toby Steele and Johnson took top five finishes.last_img read more

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Free legal aid clinics offered

first_imgGreensburg, In. — Legal Aid announces a Free Legal Aid Clinic on Tuesday, March 19 at the Jennings County Public Library. The clinic will be held from 3pm – 5pm. The free clinics are offered to low-income residents.The Legal Aid Clinic and Pro Bono Program utilizes local volunteer attorneys, offering free legal consultations to low-income individuals for the provision of legal advice and assistance in furtherance of equal access to justice within our community whom might not otherwise be able to afford the counsel of an attorney.Individuals coming to the Legal Aid Clinic can expect to receive a 10 minute consultation to answer general questions, offer legal information, or to receive other limited pro se assistance or advice, in person, on a first come, first serve basis. There is no need to register in advance.Legal Aid is also offering additional clinics throughout Pro Bono District I on a rotating basis. The upcoming regional clinics are listed below:JENNINGS COUNTY: Jennings County Public Library 3 pm – 5 pm 2375 N. State Road 3 North Vernon Tuesday, March 19 & Tuesday, June 18DISTRICT I CLINICS:BARTHOLOMEW COUNTY: Legal Aid Office, United Way Center 3 pm – 5 pm 1531 13th Street, Suite G330 Monday, March 25 Monday, April 22DECATUR COUNTY: Decatur County Public Library 1110 E. Main Street GreensburgFor more information please call 812-314-2722.last_img read more

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