first_imgMichael “Mick” Doohan, the GP500 era MotoGP legend, has stated that the Mandalika circuit would stand out from other circuits because in terms of design and layout, the circuit had a more modern run-off.The Indonesia Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC), which manages the Mandalika circuit, has stated that all preparations in regards to quality and safety standards set by the International Motorcycling Federation will finish by year-end.In accordance with the timeline, the road asphalting was begun in January and is expected to be finished by the end of this year, before the circuit is tested by riders prior to the race, the ITDC reported.The ITDC also opened ticket reservations for the Mandalika MotoGP on Jan. 20. Approximately 4,000 of 10,000 tickets were sold in the first order period.“The [Mandalika] MotoGP will be held for three days, which are the testing day, the qualifications and the finals, from Friday to Sunday,” ITDC corporate secretary Miranti Rendranti told Kompas recently. (syk)Topics : Marquez added that he and his team members had a lot of fans in Indonesia, so he was glad to have the chance to race in Mandalika as he knew the racing community in the country had been waiting for quite some time.Repsol Honda Team manager Alberto Puig admitted he was also excited to see the Mandalika circuit, which he said he believed would be a fun place to race.“From what I hear, this circuit will have some fun facilities. This will be an exciting race series in Indonesia,” Puig said.MotoGP management has uploaded a short video on its official social media account, showing a 3D illustration of the Mandalika street circuit with coastal views. MotoGP world champion Marc Marquez and his Repsol Honda Team warmly welcomed Indonesia’s plan to host one of MotoGP’s series next year, which is to be held on the newly built Mandalika street circuit in Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara.In a promotional visit for his Repsol Honda Team to Indonesia on Tuesday, Marquez expressed his excitement about Indonesia hosting the MotoGP race.“Now we have Malaysia and Thailand, then Indonesia. We have come here many times and this is not the first time we have made a presentation in Indonesia,” Marquez said, as quoted by read more

first_imgThe home at 77 North Rd, Brighton, was once a church.Unique is a word often overused in real estate but this converted church is truly a one of a kind residence.The six-bedroom property at 77 North Rd, Brighton, is going under the hammer on Saturday, April 29 at 3pm.Marketing agent Kim Murdoch of Place Nundah said the former house of worship, on top of Brighton Hill, was a slice of heaven that had attracted “quite a bit” of interest.Murdoch said the current owners, a young couple, bought the 905sq m property with steepled church and separate Sunday school building 10 years ago.“When they bought it, it was a complete shell with nothing in it,” she said.The former church at 77 North Rd, Brighton.Now the church is a four-bedroom, two-bathroom home and the second building is a self-contained two-bedroom house with balcony.The main residence has polished timber floors, feature crisscross windows, gothic-shaped doors to the master bedroom, open plan living and a kitchen with breakfast bar.Outside there is a terrace area with travertine tiles and a timber deck.The second building has a man cave, two bedrooms, a kitchen, open plan living, a bathroom and garage parking for two cars.The Brighton home has a feature window next to the church steeple.Murdoch said the North Road home would suit a buyer looking for something different.“This is the third church I’ve marketed and I’ve found people who buy churches are normally extra special,” she said.“The churches have all been so different and, with the crisscross windows at the front, this one is very unique.”Also going to auction tomorrow is a three-bedroom bungalow that has belonged to the same owner since 1949.The home at 28 Solar St, Coorparoo.The home at 28 Solar St, Coorparoo will go under the hammer at 4.30pm on April 29.LJ Hooker Clayfield marketing agent Jason Gegg said the current owner bought the home with her husband after moving from Ingham 68 years ago.Her husband passed away 20 years ago and she remained, lovingly taking care of the property.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home5 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor5 hours agoGegg said the 95-year-old was selling to move in with her son.“The home is in a wonderful position — it has a reserve at the back — and has been really well looked after,” he said.“While some key rooms have been modernised over time the home has largely retained its authenticity.”The Solar St home has been lovingly maintained.The two-storey home has high ceilings, VJ panels and casement windows.Upstairs there are three bedrooms, a bathroom, kitchen, dining room and living room.Downstairs there is another living room, a second bathroom, a laundry and an office along with a garage and workshop.In Jindalee, a modern family home is going to auction at 11am on Saturday.The home at 138 Mount Ommaney Drive, JindaleeThe two-storey home at 138 Mount Ommaney Drive has four bedrooms, four bathrooms and parking for four cars.On the lower level there is a family room, storage rooms, a kitchenette, a bathroom and a laundry.Upstairs the open plan living, dining and kitchen opens to a covered deck at the front of the home and a terrace at the back.The Jindalee property has a modern floorplan including open living spaces.There is a built-in wood fire in the living room and the kitchen has a walk-in pantry, Siemens appliances, two built-in ovens, Teppanyaki cook plate, coffee machine and wine fridge.The master and second bedrooms have ensuites and all bedrooms have built-in robes, including a walk-in robe in the master.The property has an inground swimming pool, alarm system, water tanks and solar panels.Marketing agent Michael Devlin of More Estate Agents in Jindalee said the property was sophisticated and expansive and had views to Mount Coot-tha and Brisbane River.There are 116 home being auctioned across the wider Brisbane region this week on the back of 134 last week and a clearance rate of 44.3 per cent.CoreLogic auction spokesman, Kevin Brogan said Brisbane auction numbers had been impacted by the Easter long weekend followed by the unofficial Anzac Day long weekend.“The (post-Easter) bounce back nationally has been stronger this year than last year,” he said.“The powerhouse markets in Sydney and Melbourne had strong clearance rate activity but in Brisbane there are much more steady market behaviours.“The number of auction, at 116, is a decent number but fairly modest.”last_img read more

first_img 12 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring! Share Guyana’s Kaieteur FallsWhile several Canadian firms are already working in Guyana’s oil, gas and mining sectors, the country could get more assistance from Canada.Two Canadian institutions, the College of the North Atlantic and the Marine Institute of Memorial University have offered their expertise to Guyana’s oil and gas industry.Officials from both tertiary institutions met with Guyanese President Donald Ramotar Tuesday, invited by Canadian High Commissioner David Devine.Oficials at the meetingThe two schools are based in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador, which has seen significant growth in the oil and gas industry in the last few decades.Ann Marie Vaughan, president of the College of the North Atlantic, said she believed Guyana had the potential for oil and gas development, despite a discovery not having yet been made.“We really do wish all the benefits to be for the Guyanese people, and it’s similar to what we want for [the people] in Newfoundland and Labrador as well,” she said.Another team from Newfoundland will be in Guyana next week, also at the invitation of Devine. That group will engage the private sector on the possibilities of “meaningful interaction” with Newfoundland, including actual visits.Several oil firms are already exploring Guyana’s offshore waters, including REPSOL and ExxonMobil.Carib Journal Sharecenter_img Tweet NewsRegional Guyana’s Natural Resources Sector Gets More Assistance from Canada by: – June 6, 2012 Sharelast_img read more