the unit has high ceilings which is perfect for Queensland weather conditions.High ceilings, built-in wardrobes, security screens throughout, washing machine, refrigerator and dryer included make it a perfect investment property — plus it has an existing tenant.The property is 10 minutes walk to Toowong Shopping Village and train station, 300m to a park, and 300m from a bus route straight to the CBD or UQ. FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON FACEBOOK Budget commits to ‘most ambitious to date’ megacity TV celebrity Shaynna Blaze’s quirkiest makeover The living room of the two bedroom unit was recently renovated. Why punish the regions to save Sydney? It’s time to lock your rent in now The apartment is currently tenanted.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus13 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market13 hours ago The unit is in a leafy established street. 3/15 Whitmore Street, Taringa, is on the market for $345,000.The apartment sector seems to be riding a new wave of popularity with a two-bedroom unit beating all comers to emerge as the hottest property in Queensland this week.The two bedroom, single bathroom, single garage apartment is in popular university spillover suburb Taringa, which neighbours St Lucia where the state’s biggest university is located — the University of Queensland. MORE REAL ESTATE NEWS The unit comes with washer, dryer and refrigerator.The unit was the most viewed property in Queensland this week, according to realestate.com.au data. Agent Clare Batch of Lilley + Power Property Agents — Indooroopilly has it listed for sale now at $345,000.It was marketed as a ground floor unit that’s recently been renovated, plus it’s airconditioned.Possibly the best feature for unit living is this one has two private courtyards — a “front alfresco courtyard and entertaining space” and a second one that flows off the bedrooms. One of two courtyards in the unit. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:58Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:58 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p216p216p180p180pAutoA, 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 Rate1xFullscreenHow much do I need to retire?00:58
Oilfield services firm Wood Group reported an 86 percent drop in its profit for the first half of the year, citing, among other factors, weak contribution from the North Sea activity.The UK-based company posted a profit of $6 million, down from $45 million in the first half of 2016. Profit for the period was impacted by exceptional costs of $47.6 million.This included $25.2m in respect of costs relating to the acquisition of Amec Foster Wheeler, comprising advisory fees of $19.7 million and underwriting fees in respect of new debt facilities of $5.5 million.Revenue fell to $2.27 billion, down from $2,56 billion a year ago.Presenting its result on Tuesday, Wood Group said there was a sense of recovery in certain markets despite tough conditions in the oil and gas sector overall.“Robust performance in the West including, improved activity in offshore greenfield project engineering and commissioning and modest improvement in US onshore activity, was more than offset by weaker activity in the East, where we have seen a significant reduction in projects & modifications work, particularly in the North Sea,” Wood Group said.The company expects to complete the proposed acquisition of Amec Foster Wheeler in the fourth quarter of 2017. The company expects the merger will deliver significant cost synergies of at least $170 million.To remind, the proposed merger had risen competition concerns in the UK, in the supply of engineering and construction (E&C) services and operation and maintenance (O&M) services on the UK continental shelf, however this has now been resolved, in principle.Namely, in order to address the Competition and Markets Authority’s (CMA) competition concerns, the companies have recently offered to sell off almost all of Amec Foster Wheeler’s assets which contribute to these services in its upstream offshore oil and gas business in the UK.According to a statement by Wood Group on Tuesday, the CMA has recently approved in principle the proposed remedy.
Like it has so many times this season, the USC women’s basketball team responded when its back was against the wall.Trailing by double digits midway through the second half, the Women of Troy (20-13) rallied to beat UC Santa Barbara 67-64 in the opening round of the Women’s National Invitational Tournament. Junior guard Ashley Corral came off the bench to lead USC with 15 points, including four key three-pointers when her team’s season was in jeopardy.“This may not have been our final goal but we’re here to play and win,” Corral said. “Any postseason tournament is another chance to play with your team and play for what you’re about.”Whether it was disappointment over missing the NCAA tournament for the second year in a row or a pesky UCSB squad, USC seemed to be in a lull for much of the first half. The Women of Troy led by as many as six points in the half before the Gauchos made their charge.Sparked by its bench, UCSB closed the first half on a 22-12 run and took a 38-34 lead into halftime. Back-to-back three-pointers by Corral in the closing minutes of the half kept the margin from being even greater.Reserve players Nicole Nesbit, Sweets Underwood and Melissa Zornig combined for 25 points on 11-of-17 shooting in the half for UCSB. The Gauchos outscored USC’s bench 25-13 in the first half.That momentum carried over into the second half, with the Gauchos taking on the role of aggressor. UCSB landed a proverbial punch in the mouth to open the second half, quickly expanding its lead to double digits. Every dead ball and timeout was punctuated by cheers from the UCSB players and fans.USC, by contrast, looked dead in the water.But the Women of Troy — buoyed at times by Corral’s intensity and timely shooting — responded and summoned the energy for one last gasp. USC chipped away at the lead behind the playmaking of Corral and senior guard Jacki Gemelos. With seven minutes left, the Women of Troy made their move.“There was a point where everybody was exhausted,” said junior guard Briana Gilbreath. “[But] because of how hard we practice we had another level. We [picked] up our intensity on defense. The [end of the game] is where we really took over and stepped up as a team.”Four points apiece by Gilbreath and Gemelos helped the Women of Troy break open a 57-57 game. Lockdown defense by the entire team helped USC preserve the victory as the Gauchos scored just four points in the final six-and-a-half minutes of the game.The Women of Troy forced the Gauchos into a bad shot on what should have been their final possession of the game, but a turnover by Corral during the ensuing scramble gave UCSB one last chance.UCSB guard Emilie Johnson, who led the Gauchos with 17 points, threw up a desperation heave at the buzzer that fell well short, allowing the Women of Troy to escape the opening round with a three-point victory.“The key was playing score and time,” said USC coach Michael Cooper. “We didn’t want them to score three, so I thought our defense was excellent, and we did what we had to do.”Gemelos and Gilbreath both added 13 points for the Women of Troy. Gemelos just missed out on a double-double with a team-high nine rebounds.USC moves on to a second-round game on Sunday at 2 p.m. against Nevada.
The San Jose Sharks will be without their captain for the foreseeable future.Logan Couture went awkwardly into the boards on Tuesday while battling for the puck with St. Louis Blues defenseman Vince Dunn, fracturing his left ankle. Immediately after crashing into the boards, Couture stayed down on the ice, visibly in pain.INJURIES: Sidney Crosby | Victor Olofsson | Ilya MikheyevWarning: the following video may be too graphic for some audiences.Several angles of the injury to Logan Couture. #SJSharks | #StlBlues | #SJSvsSTL pic.twitter.com/zTxAKg3KdY— Teal Town USA – A San Jose Sharks Podcast (@TealTownUSA) January 8, 2020″They were able to see my ankle went in [to the boards] at a weird angle and figured that’s what did it,” Couture said after the injury news was reported Thursday. “It was just a weird play and he kind of nudged me a little bit when I wasn’t expecting it and that’s my own fault. I’ve got to protect myself a little more, hard into the boards like that. So I take responsibility for not protecting myself the proper way.”Couture was reportedly in a walking boot after leaving the game with a lower-body injury but has since been ruled out for several weeks.How long will Logan Couture be out?Initial reports list Couture out “several weeks,” but TSN’s Pierre LeBrun estimates at least six weeks before his return.”It’s big-time concerning, even if it’s just a couple games or whatever,” Sharks interim head coach Bob Boughner said after the 3-2 loss. “He’s a catalyst of our offense, penalty kill, and everything. It’ll be a tough loss. … When a guy like that goes down, everybody is very shocked.”Couture leads the team with 36 points (14 goals, 22 assists) in 45 games this season. Logan Couture injury timelineThe Sharks captain left with 12 minutes and 27 seconds left in the second period on Jan. 7 with a lower-body injury.On Thursday, Jan. 9, the team announced Couture will be out several weeks with a small fracture in his left ankle that will be “continually reevaluated.” This article will be updated with injury news as it is made available.