Honey Badger cracks the whip in Queensland home sale

first_imgBig brother cracks the whip. Honey Badger predicts “this will disappear faster than a fart in a hurricane”. The Honey Badger literally cracking the whip as big brother. Picture: Realestate.com.auFormer Bachelor Nick Cummins — aka The Honey Badger and still a bachelor — has photobombed a house sale and literally cracked the whip on a real estate agent’s behind.The rugby union star, who has a cult following for his Australiana take on life — even writing a book called The Honey Badger Guide to Life — also predicted the Queensland property would “disappear faster than a fart in a hurricane”.The photobombing and whipcracking was all in good spirit, and consensual — the property belongs to his younger sister Alicia, who was thrilled he wanted to help in his own way.“He kind of does anything for his family, that’s just the kind of person he is. He’s a very good big brother,” Ms Cummins told The Courier-Mail. FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON TWITTER MORE: Cooper Cronk tests the market For sale: Australia’s worst house The home has three spacious bedrooms. Jumping in, ball and all. Polished wood floors are all the rage.Ms Cummins’ house has an airconditioned downstairs utility area, perfect for the home office or mancave, and was listed on realestate.com.au with a tandem auto garage with workshop space, off street parking for a trailer, a 10,000 litre water tank, recently painted inside and out and an underground lawn irrigation in the backyard.On another tangent, Honey Badger “is the best Big Brother”? Sounds like a TV show. “We’re selling our house and we said to him do you think you could help us? We’ve had the house for about eight years. It was the first home we’d purchased. We renovated it and have had two babies born into this house.”Cracking the whip was The Honey Badger’s idea — of course.The rugby star is in the background of a promo video, diving into the pool after kicking his ball into it, before he pulls out classic Honey Badgerese with the “disappear faster than a fart in a hurricane”. He also cracks a whip near the agent before flicking a cheeky one on his behind as he walks away.Ms Cummins said “that was my brother’s idea. He (the agent) said it was all fine but I think it hurt. He was putting on a brave face though”.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus14 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market14 hours ago A cheeky parting shot, consensual of course.The real estate agent in question Jack Dangerfield of Harcourts Solutions, a mate, was more than pleased to be the butt of the joke.“I’m mates with these guys and I love my rugby,” was his first response. “I thought, you know what he’s a really good bloke, why not?”“When we had the cyclone warning last week, I thought this could go quite well.”“We had one open home on Saturday with 15 groups through and more enquiry through this week. Most properties sell on second inspection, and we’ve got a few that are coming back so we’ll see.” 29 Menangle Avenue, Arana Hills, Qld is for sale by private treaty. Cowboy’s home snapped up amid rental squeeze The pool where you can bet Uncle Nick spent a bit of time.The three bedroom, single bathroom, double car garage house is at 29 Menangle Avenue, Arana Hills, just 12km north of the Brisbane CBD on a 607sq m block.No price has been set, with the property for sale by private treaty.“It’s just time for us to move on,” Ms Cummins said. “We’re not sure where our next adventure will lead us. We’re just going to roll with the punches.”The Arana Hills area has become a magnet for young families and couples, Mr Dangerfield said: “Usually first home buyers in their 20s or 30s is the target market”.“It’s only 12km from the city, near the train line and you’re paying half the price than if you’re buying in Ashgrove or something like that. You can get a three bedroom home in Arana Hills for a good price and not break the bank.” Not bad form.last_img read more

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Insure your future

first_img Ms Crampton said drug useage and production was becoming rampant within rental homes, so landlords needed to protect themselves against the damage that may come from that, including clean up costs and loss of rent while the property is being returned to a safe state.“They need to consider drug useage and/or creation within the property,” Ms Crampton said.“It is unfortunately something we are absolutely seeing more and more of, so they need to ensure their insurance has the capacity to cover that.” Cathie Crampton shares her tips on how to choose the best insurance. Are you covered for accidental damage such as wine spills?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 2. Check that the definition of wilful damage or malicious damage is broad enough to cover you for all kinds of behaviour Make sure you have the right coverage before handing over the keys to your home.Choosing insurance for your rental property can seem a daunting task for first time investors.Some landlords are underinsured and many are not sure what to look for when selecting cover for their investment.From unpaid rent and loss of rental income, to accidents and wilful damage, Place Estate Agents director of property management Cathie Crampton has listed her top three tips for choosing landlord insurance. 1. Go with a landlord specialist While landlords aim to put potential tenants through rigrous vetting processes, unfortuantely some are bound to slip through the cracks.Rowdy, unruly and disrespectful tenants can cause thousands of dollars of damage to an investment property, and can often be past the costs of the bond paid at the commencement of the lease.This is why Ms Crampton said it is important to read the fine print of the insurance policy and understand what the term “wilful damage” or “malicious damage”.“One provider’s definition of wilful damage is different to someone elses,” she said.“That’s where people get caught out.“It’s important to understand what wilful damage is defined as and is broader than just criminal.”It should also cover deliberate damage – like the tenant painting a feature wall without permission, and accidental damage, like a smashed window. How about intentional damage? This leads to her third and final tip: 3. Ensure it has the capacity to cover not just drug possession but drug creation Ms Crampton said it was essential that landlords look into purchasing specific landlord insurance, not just an add on to their home insurance.“They should consider that a number of providers are bolt-ons to financiers,” Ms Crampton said.“I would only ever recommend a landlord should go with a landlord specialist.“Look past discounts of combining with your home insurance.”She said issues that arose for landlords were rarely simple and could leave them out of pocket without the backup of a good insurance policy.“The owners can claim the bond back, but most issues usually go past that and go to insurance,” she said.“Most matters that go to court are not as simple as rent arrears, they are usually more complicated and landlords need to be sure they are protected as best as possible.” Sadly, landlords need to make sure they are covered for drug useage and production.A Residential Tenancies Authority spokesman said landlords are typically responsible for insuring their property and tenants are responsible for insuring their possessions, and encouraged both to review their policies and under-stand the coverage provided.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:13Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:13 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p216p216pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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Massive price for Noosa mansion linked to former government minister Gordon Nuttall

first_imgThe view from the living and dining area.Features of the property include a 20m water frontage, infinity edge pool, private jetty and three-bay garage.Noosa’s prestige property sector was awash with buyers waiting in the wings for top end homes to hit the market. Records show the vendor, Harold Shand, bought the property in 2005 for $6.46 million.In 2011, Mr Shand made headlines when he was sentenced to 15 months in jail for corruptly paying $60,000 to the then Queensland Government minister, Mr Nuttall. The property has soaring ceilings and huge glass panels to take in the view.Mr Reed said it was only a matter of time before the $18 million achieved last year in a record sale for a home in the Sunshine Coast region was eclipsed.“There are better properties that would exceed that result, but have just not been offered to the market,” he said. ‘Showpiece’ trophy home sells in multimillion-dollar deal This property at 54 Noosa Pde, Noosa Heads, has sold for $7.1m.Selling agent Adrian Reed of Reed & Co Estate Agents said the five-bedroom, five-bathroom house at 54 Noosa Parade sold in a cash unconditional deal to a Brisbane family, who planned to use it as a holiday home. MORE: Coast’s first penthouse sells at auction Mega mansion is all class Harold Shand arriving at court in 2011 when he was sentenced to jail for corruption. Picture: Phil Norrish.A WATERFRONT mansion owned by a former Brisbane lawyer who bribed disgraced ex-government minister Gordon Nuttall has sold for $7.1 million.The 20-year-old property has not been touched since it was built in 1997, but its dress-circle position in one of Noosa’s most sought-after streets attracted buyers from all over the world. Former Queensland Government Minister Gordon Nuttall leaving court in 2017. Photo: Phil Norrish.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus12 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market12 hours ago The Courier-Mail reported last year that the former lawyer had lost a bid to keep his name on the solicitors’ roll.Mr Reed said the property was in need of a “significant renovation”, but was in a “marquis position” and could easily be updated. The property has a sun lounge overlooking the Noosa River.“There’s a backlog of buyers for these positions, and many with the capacity to pay more than $7 million,” Mr Reed said.“A lot of buyers we’re dealing with are either self-funded retirees, commercially capable or expats.” The property has an infinity edge pool and private jetty.“Out of all of the stock we have listed currently, it’s been our most sought-after piece of property with multiple contracts,” Mr Reed said.He said the home had attracted international interest, but most inquiries had come from prospective Sunshine Coast buyers. This property at 21-23 Webb Rd, Sunshine Beach, set a new record for the Sunshine Coast region when it sold for $18m in 2018.last_img read more

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Spring start brings attractive market period for Cairns buyers and sellers

first_imgTom Quaid of Quaid Real Estate. PICTURE: STEWART MCLEAN“Say if you had a $350,000 home that you purchased in Westcourt or Manoora – they’re close to town, close to services – it’s going to be a reasonably solid home in that price point.“In those areas you’re probably going to rent it for somewhere between $400 and $450 per week.”Mr Quaid said Manunda, Manoora and Mooroobool were fantastic from an investment point of view because their reputations had driven house prices down, but rents could only go so low. “To get a house virtually anywhere, even if it’s small and in rough condition, you’re going to struggle to get something for less than $300 (in rent) a week. “So you’re buying something for say $230,000, you’ve got a rental income of $320 a week … it stacks up very well if you’re looking for something that’s potentially cashflow positive straight away.”Apartments were also viable investment options within those suburbs, Mr Quaid said. “You can get quite a good unit for $150,000 to $220,000 that’ll be two bedrooms, one or two bathrooms; it’ll be 15 to 20 years old and in reasonable condition, in a decent complex, and you’d be getting rent in the high ($200 to mid-$300 range). “So you’ve got a cheaper point of entry, you’ve got a product that is going to rent well, you’ve got less maintenance costs and you’re depreciation is still going to be pretty good.” Bridget Hughes, pictured with her 3 year old son Spencer Hughes, is selling her restored Queenslander style home at 22 George Street, Earlville. PICTURE: BRENDAN RADKE“People have done their tax returns and all the public holidays are out of the way so buyers are out there in force.”Mr Latham said investors also used their tax returns in spring to build their property portfolios. He said, although most sellers were not concerned with who bought their property, there were ways to attract investors to a property. “So if you’re specifically targeting an investor, you can include (in your ad) the return on investment, the potential income achievable, the rental figures and all the facts and figures that an investor might want to know.” Principal of Elite Real Estate Services Karl Latham.More from newsCairns home ticks popular internet search terms2 days agoTen auction results from ‘active’ weekend in Cairns2 days agoIn the past three years the Far North has experienced a slow, 0.8 per cent growth in median house prices, especially when compared with Brisbane’s 8.7 per cent change, Sydney’s 4 per cent and Melbourne’s 18.5 per cent in the same period, according to CoreLogic.However, REIQ Cairns zone chairman Tom Quaid said this should not deter investors from buying in the Far North, with rental yields making up for lack of capital growth. In the past 12 months the Far North has recorded a gross rental yield of 5.5 per cent, which compares favourably to Brisbane’s 4.1 per cent, Sydney’s 3.1 per cent and Melbourne’s 4.2 per cent.“Here, if you’re looking for capital growth, it’s much more of a long-term prospect, so you’re looking more at your (rental) yields,” Mr Quaid said.“The benefit is that Cairns has quite strong rental yields on the basis that we’ve got very tight rental vacancy rates and because we haven’t had that price growth, our prices have still remained quite affordable from a purchase perspective.”Mr Quaid believes the $300,000 to $400,000 purchase price range tends to be the sweet spot for rental returns. center_img Bridget Hughes, pictured with her 3 year old son Spencer Hughes, is selling her restored Queenslander style home at 22 George Street, Earlville. PICTURE: BRENDAN RADKEIT’S not just daffodils and roses that flourish in spring, the post-winter months are some of the busiest in real estate for both buyers and sellers. Elite Real Estate Services sales director Karl Latham said spring was an attractive period of the year for interested buyers and the weather played an important role in offloading homes quickly for sellers. “Around this time of the year, prior to the wet season, people try to offload their properties because they’re worried about (delayed) maintenance issues during the heavy rainfall,” Mr Latham said.last_img read more

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Meet Brisbane’s newest million-dollar suburbs

first_imgSamford Valley $922,500 $1,100,000 Bardon $917,500 $1,010,000 West End $955,000 $1,050,000 Fig Tree Pocket $960,000 $1,170,000 Ashgrove $960,000 $1,030,000 Clayfield $925,000 $1,092,500 Grange $910,000 $1,123,500 (Source: Realestate.com.au. Data is for the 12-month median price for houses, based on at least 30 sales in a suburb) This six-bedroom, five-bedroom house at 34 Mareeba Rd, Ashgrove, is for sale. Ashgrove is one of Brisbane’s million-dollar suburbs.BRISBANE’S elite million-dollar club is growing despite the nation’s housing market being in the grip of an economic recession and a global pandemic.New data from Realestate.com.au shows a number of significant sales over the past 12 months propelled seven suburbs into the exclusive price threshold, with the city now boasting 23 suburbs with a median house price of $1 million or more — up from 16 a year ago.Bardon and Grange are newcomers to the club for the first time on record, and only one suburb dropped off the list — Balmoral, with its median house price slipping from $1.07 million in fiscal 2019 to $882,500 in fiscal 2020. This five-bedroom, two-bathroom house at 6 Currell Circuit, Samford Valley, is for sale.One of the more unlikely suburbs to become one of Brisbane’s newest million-dollar hot spots is Samford Valley, with its median house price jumping from $922,500 to $1.1 million in the past 12 months.For the price of some three-bedroom units in the Sydney CBD, you can buy a sprawling acreage estate in the suburb, which is about 20km southeast of Brisbane’s CBD.Clayfield and Ashgrove, in the city’s north, Fig Tree Pocket in the west, and West End, in the inner south, are also new additions to Brisbane’s million-dollar club in the past 12 months. This property at 17 Castlewood Court, Samford Valley, recently sold for $1.21m.Realestate.com.au chief economist Nerida Conisbee said that while more suburbs had entered the million-dollar club over the past 12 months than had fallen out, there were still opportunities to buy into one of those suburbs for six figures.“It’s still possible to buy into premium suburbs for under $1 million in Brisbane, unlike Sydney or Melbourne where that price tag doesn’t necessarily get you into an expensive suburb,” Ms Conisbee said. Realestate.com.au chief economist Nerida Conisbee. Image: AAP/Monique Harmer.Ms Conisbee said house prices were largely steady despite the market conditions because they were being supported by stimulus measures, a stable banking system, mortgage payment freezes and relative confidence among buyers. “The premium property market has been one of the most stable property markets during the COVID-19 pandemic,” she said. “This is likely due to the strong momentum leading into the shutdowns, and because highly paid sectors haven’t seen widespread unemployment yet.” This house at 29 Dublin St, Clayfield, has just hit the market.Georgie Haug of Belle Property Samford said she was not surprised Samford Valley house prices were seven figures.Ms Haug said buyer inquiries were up 40 per cent, with a growing number of families seeing the value in lifestyle properties in the suburb. “I sold two properties by walking around the property and chatting on FaceTime to Sydney buyers,” Ms Haug said.“The only buyers in Australia who have the perception that Samford is ‘too far out’ are Brisbane residents. You can’t move 7km out of Sydney in comparison.” 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 She said double the amount of buyers were now looking to work from home or part-time.Ms Haug just sold a property in Samford Valley for $1.285 million to a couple with two young kids.The new buyer, Estelle Breslin, said she could not comprehend living anywhere else after experiencing the lifestyle Samford has to offer.“It just feels like home,” Ms Breslin said. “Everyone knows your name and your kids’ names. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus8 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market8 hours ago“It’s just so beautiful and everyone is so friendly compared to in the city.“Also, no one’s in a rush. There’s time to say hello and everyone out here is very relaxed.” This four-bedroom, three-bathroom house at 18 Lorward Ave, Bardon, recently sold for $1.06m. BRISBANE’S NEWEST MILLION-DOLLAR CLUB SUBURBS Suburb Median house price FY19 Median house price FY20 last_img read more

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Pacific Drilling hit with NYSE delisting warning

first_imgOffshore driller Pacific Drilling has received notice from the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) that the company is considered to be “below compliance” with NYSE’s continued listing standards for a listed company. The driller said on Friday that the two NYSE continued listings standards applicable to the company that it is at risk of failing to satisfy are maintenance of average market capitalization of not less than $15 million over a 30 trading-day period, which is a minimum threshold standard that does not allow for any plan/cure period; and average closing price of its common stock of not less than $1.00 over a consecutive 30-trading-day period.NYSE notified the driller that as of August 30, 2017, its 30 trading-day average share price was $0.99 and, consequently, the company would be delisted if it is not able to return to compliance with the NYSE continued listing standards within the applicable six-month cure period.Pacific Drilling has until September 15, 2017, to submit to the NYSE a letter indicating whether and how it intends to cure the share price deficiency.In addition, the company noted that its market capitalization dipped below $15 million for the first time on August 16, 2017. Consequently, the company expects that unless its market capitalization increases materially, NYSE will start delisting proceedings for the company’s common stock on or about September 13, 2017, and before it is required to respond to NYSE’s notice of delisting due to the share price deficiency.The $15 million average market capitalization continued listing condition does not allow for any plan/cure period and, consequently, the company would be automatically and immediately delisted on the date that this condition ceases to be satisfied. In that circumstance, the company’s common shares will trade solely in the over-the-counter market.last_img read more

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TOTE Teams Up with MAN to Retrofit 2 Orca Ships to LNG

first_imgTOTE Maritime Alaska, a daughter company of American marine transportation group TOTE, recently contracted MAN PrimeServ, a division of MAN Diesel & Turbo, to convert two roll-on/roll-off (RoRo) ships to dual-fuel operation on liquefied natural gas (LNG). The two 65,314 gross ton vessels, North Star and Midnight Sun, are currently powered by 4 × MAN 58/64 engines and will be retrofitted to MAN 58/64 retrofit units.The contract – signed in April 2017 and announced during the High Horsepower (HHP) Summit held in Jacksonville this week – covers the design, development and testing of a first-of-its-kind dual-fuel kit, which will serve as a foundation for the largest LNG conversion in North America, according to a joint statement.As explained, a key influence in TOTE’s decision to retrofit the vessels to LNG is to significantly reduce the most harmful emissions that result from burning diesel.“TOTE Maritime Alaska is … to convert its fleet to LNG power which will result in a significant reduction in air emissions including particulate matter, sulphur oxide (SOx) and nitrogen oxide (NOx),” Michael Noone, President of TOTE Maritime Alaska, commented.“We have been investigating and testing many options for shifting the fleet to LNG. The conversion of the existing engines is the most reliable and beneficial solution,” Peter Keller, Executive Vice President of TOTE, said, adding that the move comes ahead of the IMO sulphur cap in 2020.Both the North Star and Midnight Sun operate routes between Anchorage, Alaska and Tacoma, Washington. The two Orca class ships were originally constructed by NASSCO, part of the General Dynamics Corporation, at its San Diego yard and commissioned in 2003.last_img read more

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Bombora makes board changes

first_imgBombora Wave Power has made a number of changes to its Board of Directors including the appointment of a new Chair, Richard Beresford.Beresford is a highly experienced renewable energy and natural gas executive who specializes in commercializing new energy technologies and resources, said the Australian-based wave energy developer Bombora.He currently holds Non-Executive Directorships at Liquified Natural Gas Limited and Eden Innovations, and has previously held Chairperson and Director roles with numerous other energy companies.Bombora’s scaled WEC system (Photo: Bombora Wave Power)Former Chair, Tim Croot, remains on the Board as an independent Non-Executive Director, Bombora informed.Shawn Ryan, Non-Executive Director and Co-founder of Bombora 10 years ago, has retired from the Board. Ryan was a member of the Board for four years and served in both executive and non-executive capacities during this time.Furthermore, Glen Ryan, Non-Executive Director, Co-founder of Bombora and inventor of the concept of the mWave, also retired from the Board this year.Commenting on the changes, Sam Leighton, Chief Executive Officer of Bombora said: “The appointment of Richard as Chair expands the Board’s skill set with specific renewable energy financial and technical experience, which will be highly beneficial for the commercialization process of Bombora’s mWave.”Bombora has developed a membrane style wave energy converter called an mWave.Resting on the sea floor, similar to a fully submerged reef, it is invisible from the shoreline. As ocean waves pass over the mWave, the membrane deflects pumping air through a turbine to generate electricity.The company is working on the development of full-scale 1.5MW wave energy converter prototype which will be deployed off Portugal.last_img read more

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Fugro, Planck Aerosystems Recognized for Oil Seepage Mapping Project

first_imgFugro has been honoured with an Environmental Leadership Award from The Maritime Alliance, a California-based non-profit organisation that promotes sustainable, science-based ocean and water industries.The recognition was received in San Diego during the organisation’s BlueTech Week, an international gathering of over 485 marine professionals from academia, government, and industry.Sharing in the award was Planck Aerosystems, a drone intelligence company specialising in autonomous unmanned aerial systems.Fugro collaborated with Planck Aerosystems on a project to identify and map oil seepage from abandoned offshore well sites in Santa Barbara County. The work was performed for long-time Fugro customer Aqueos Corporation under contract to the non-profit environmental group Heal the Ocean. Results from this project prompted the California State Assembly to pass legislation SB-44 funding a legacy oil and gas well removal and remediation programme through 2028. The legislation was signed into law in October.The Maritime Alliance cited the Fugro/Planck Aerosystems collaboration as a prime example of member companies working together for mutual benefit, as well as to the benefit of the ocean environment. Craig McLean, assistant administrator and acting chief scientist for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), presented the awards.“We are grateful to be recognised by The Maritime Alliance for this collaboration,” said Todd Mitchell, remote sensing manager for Fugro. “Partnerships such as this are an important part of our business process, and we are pleased to have helped facilitate a solution that has effected legislative change for the good of all stakeholders.”In addition to the Environmental Leadership Award, Fugro received a Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition, signed by Representative Duncan Hunter.last_img read more

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Applied LNG secures Bakersfield RLNG contract

first_imgImage courtesy of Applied LNGUS-based energy solutions provider, Applied LNG, won a contract by the City of Bakersfield to supply renewable liquefied natural gas to its two fueling locations.The two stations will be monitored from Applied LNG’s distribution center in Fontana, California.According to a statement by Applied LNG, the stations have an expected use of over 950,000 LNG gallons per year.“The RLNG supplied by Applied LNG has exceptionally low carbon intensity and is considered the cleanest alternative transportation fuel commercially available in the U.S,” the statement claims.last_img

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