AVJennings has launched a new community called the Enclave.Mr Young said the real appeal of Enclave was not only that people had the opportunity to build a new home but also they would be of exceptional quality, with design covenants in place to encourage architectural merit and a focus on sustainability in all dwellings.“Bridgeman Downs is transitioning into a leafy urban residential area and we’re offering a range of lot sizes to suit purchasers at all stages of life.” The AVJennings homes will boast up to 180sq m of living space, with separate living and dining areas, ducted airconditioning and an outdoor entertainment terrace. They will be four or three-bedroom houses, with a multipurpose room.Homesites are selling from $379,000. AVJennings is bridging a gap in the market for brand new architecturally designed homes and homesites in the sought after suburb of Bridgeman Downs.The launch of a new community at Bridgeman Downs is bridging the gap for new architecturally designed homes and homesites in the area.The new Enclave community will include just 38 homesites for purchasers looking to design and build their own dream home, as well as a collection of 15 architect-designed homes to be built by AVJennings.Construction on the new community has started, with land now selling and the first home makers expected to move in by early 2018.AVJennings development manager Barry Young said Bridgeman Downs was a popular area for families due to its location just 12km from the Brisbane CBD, with easy access to schools, shopping centres and parks in the leafy northern suburbs.“The 38 homesites range from 450sq m to 795sq m, giving ample room for a family home with a backyard, or a more compact abode for those looking to downsize,” Mr Young said. More from newsFor under $10m you can buy a luxurious home with a two-lane bowling alley5 Apr 2017Military and railway history come together on bush block24 Apr 2019“There has been little opportunity to secure a brand-new homesite or house and land package in Bridgeman Downs in recent years, so Enclave is a unique offering,” he said.
Austrian oil company OMV has reappointed its chief executive officer (CEO) and deputy chairman to new terms in office.Reiner Seele at a meeting with the President of Russia; Image source: Government of RussiaOMV said on Wednesday that the supervisory board of the company reappointed Rainer Seele as the chairman of the executive board and CEO of OMV.His term of office has been extended by another two years until June 30, 2022, with an extension option for one additional year, subject to mutual consent. He has been the chairman and CEO of OMV since July 1, 2015.Also, chief upstream operations officer Johann Pleininger was also reappointed as an executive board member and deputy chairman of the board.His term of office has been extended by another three years until August 31, 2023, with an extension option for two additional years, also subject to mutual consent.He has been a member of the executive board of OMV, responsible for Upstream – exploration, and production, since September 1, 2015.Chairman of the OMV supervisory board Wolfgang C. Berndt said: “OMV has delivered an exceptional performance in recent years. This is the result of the new strategic direction adopted by the executive board, coupled with a sustained cost reduction that has led to record earnings.“Since 2015, the adjusted operating result has more than doubled, and the production volume increased by 40 percent. The supervisory board looks forward to further cooperation with the executive board team, aiming to continue the profitable international growth path.”Spotted a typo? Have something more to add to the story? Maybe a nice photo? Contact our editorial team via email. Also, if you’re interested in showcasing your company, product or technology on Offshore Energy Today please contact us via our advertising form where you can also see our media kit.
Olawale Ajimotokan in AbujaA strong field of international golfers will scramble for the FCT Classic on the West Africa Golf Tour at IBB International Golf and Country Club, Abuja.The 54-hole tournament will officially tee off on Friday following a practice round by the players on Thursday to get them familiar with the layout. The event, which plays through Sunday, will go down as the first professional tournament to be hosted by IBB Club this year after the hugely successful Nigerian Masters also on the schedule of West Africa Tour towards the end of last year.A statement by the organizers said that the FCT Classic will feature professional golfers from Nigeria, Ghana, Cameroon, and Zimbabwe.The total professional prize purse offered is $25,000 of which the winner’s share is $4,000.The amateur tournament will be played on February 25-26 attracting players from all over Nigeria.The tournament is powered by Linea Furniture Production and supported by Berkshire Hotel, Nigeria Info and Cool FM, Zitadel Medicals and Diagnostics and Bolingo Hotels and Towers.FCT Classic is one out of the ten events on the schedule of West Africa Golf Tour in 2017 and it will mark the first anniversary of the Tour that was launched in February 2016 in Abuja.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
El Centro Chicano hosted Leah Gallegos, former USC athlete and current member of urban folk band Las Cafeteras, to share the story of her career and discuss cultural and personal identity as part of El Centro’s Friday Power Pan Dulce, a speaker series held at the organization’s Student Union lounge on Friday.The speaker series connects Latino students and El Centro’s multi-layered community with experienced alumni and Latino leaders for discussions. During the event, students had questions about Gallegos’ career trajectory and personal journey to success.Leadership, career advice and cultural identity compose the three pillars of Power Pan Dulce that speakers usually address, though El Centro Director William Vela said students take the conversation in various directions.“It’s really interactive. I ask a few questions to get it rolling but pretty quickly we go to the crowd and it really becomes a conversation dialogue, not a panel or a lecture,” Vela said.Since transferring from Florida State University to USC, Gallegos has engaged in several different careers: soccer, music, yoga and business. She played on the USC women’s soccer team in 2005, nearly becoming a professional player, and then became director of operations for the USC women’s soccer team soon after graduating with an ethnic studies degree in 2007. Eventually, she left the position to spend more time with the seven-piece band, Las Cafeteras, which was named Best Alternative Latin Band by LA Weekly in 2013 and has toured with acts such as Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros. Still a band member, Gallegos also teaches yoga in Boyle Heights at the studio she co-founded in 2012, People’s Yoga.Gallegos addressed the challenges of her multiethnic, multi-identity background after growing up in Highland Park with a strong Latino culture and community. She spoke of being heavily involved in soccer, which she described as “a privileged world; mostly white folk.”“In this more white world [of soccer], my friends would say, ‘You’re so Mexican!’ and in the Mexican world they would say, ‘You’re such a white girl,’” Gallegos said. “I lived this dual life of going back and forth, trying to fit in over here, and also accepting these identities that were being thrown at me.”After taking her first ethnic studies course at East Los Angeles Community College in the midst of transferring to USC, Gallegos started to come into her own.“It was a moment in my life where I understood not only being Mexican-American … but also of being from many worlds. I took this ‘chicanisma’ as being as many identities and none at the same time,” she said.When Gallegos joined Las Cafeteras, it was just a group of people at a community center that practiced a Son Jarocho-style together. She said the band allowed her to grow in new artistic and personal directions. Five of the seven members of Las Cafeteras, including Gallegos, never made music until adulthood. She said the topics the band writes about also provide an outlet for the members to tell their stories and encourage others to do the same.“We talk about love, immigration, politics, and what we think is right, just and unjust, and that’s because it’s relevant to our experiences,” Gallegos said. “We travel not only to perform, but also to tell people, ‘tell people your story too’ because we believe that the storytelling practice is an empowering and world-changing practice.”Power Pan Dulce evolved last year out of a pilot program modeled after other universities’ community-gathering programs. Vela began to introduce notable speakers after the beginning months of the pilot, an arrangement that he says students often engage in with personal stories.“There’s been some really deep things revealed by a lot of people in attendance,” Vela said. “I feel students have been comfortable with the people we’ve brought and it’s opened their hearts; it’s opened their minds; it’s opened their souls to just express what they’re feeling or what they’re going through and just ask honest questions.”Brian Vanover, a graduate student studying computer science, sees Power Pan Dulce as a way to keep himself informed.“It’s important to stay plugged into the Latino community,” he said during Friday’s event.Annalaura Arredondo, a junior majoring in chemical engineering, echoed these sentiments and believes attending El Centro’s events supports Latinos and helps her learn about how to manage career difficulties.“It is important to support Latino events since it’s a way to continue increasing the Latino voice,” Arredondo said.Vela said he is sometimes asked if he brings speakers specifically to motivate students toward social justice. He admitted that though social justice is not necessarily his goal, it does end up being central to the goals of El Centro. He said this comes in the form of helping students understand they should eventually reciprocate resources to the community that once helped them become successful.“I want every student that comes through El Centro to know that they didn’t just do it on their own and [they have] a moral obligation to give back, but they can do that in any form they want to,” Vela said. “I don’t think everybody needs to work at a nonprofit, [but] I just make sure [people don’t] forget. Other people helped you, so give back; that’s what USC is if you think about it. It’s a Trojan family.”