Neste sells stake in Swedish oil refiner Nynas

first_img Nynas has four refineries. (Credit: Nynas AB) Finland’s Neste announced that it has sold its 49% stake in Swedish oil refiner Nynas AB to  Bitumina Industries for an undisclosed amount.Nynas is a manufacturer and marketer of naphthenic specialty oils and bitumen products.The company has four refineries that include Harburg in Germany, Nynäshamn and Gothenburg in Sweden and Eastham in the UK.The Eastham refinery is a joint venture with the global oil and gas company Shell.Neste’s chief financial officer Jyrki Mäki-Kala said: “We have been an owner in Nynas since the 1990’s and have seen the company develop into a global leader in naphthenic specialty oils and a premier bitumen partner in Europe.“We believe that the sale of Neste’s shares in Nynas to an industrial player with a strong focus in the same sector is the right solution for Nynas, recognizing also the ongoing reorganization process.”Bitumina is now the largest shareholder in NynasWith the acquisition of Neste’s stake, Dubai’s Bitumina has now become the largest shareholder in Nynas, with a 50% stake.The Dubai-based Bitumina is a global bitumen company with a presence in more than 100 countries.Swedish foundation Nynässtiftelsen owns 35% in Nynas, while the remaining stake of 15% is held by Venezuela’s state-owned oil firm PDVSA.Currently, the Swedish refiner is reorganising its business under a court-administered process.Nynas has been hit by US sanctions against PDVSA, which reduced its stake in the company in May, Reuters reported.Nynas stated: “The ownership change announced today is an important step in the ongoing company reorganisation of Nynas. To successfully complete the reorganisation, discussions continue with Nynas main creditors.”The company has applied for an extension of the company reorganisation process.A court decision on the extension is expected on 17 September.Recently, Neste has announced plans to restructure its refinery operations in Porvoo and Naantali, Finland. The Swedish refiner is currently reorganising its business under a court-administered processlast_img read more

Royal Navy Faslane patrol boat starts Scottish deployment

first_img Authorities Share this article Royal Navy Faslane patrol boat embarks on Scottish deployment Royal Navy’s Faslane-based patrol boat HMS Tracker set sail from her home port of HM Naval Base Clyde starting a three-week deployment around Scotland.The modified Royal Navy Archer class P2000 vessel, which helps protect high-value shipping, is a common sight on the River Clyde.As part of the Faslane Patrol Boat Squadron the ship rarely leaves the dockyard port so the crew jumped at the chance to undertake the Caledonian cruise and visit other parts of Scotland.“The next three weeks will see us sail around the west coast of Scotland, transit the Caledonian Canal to Inverness, and visit Orkney and the Inner Hebrides,” said Lieutenant Commander James Mitchell, commanding officer of HMS Tracker.“The Faslane Patrol Boat Squadron performs an important role, helping to protect the River Clyde and high-value vessels which use the dockyard port. We are really looking forward to sailing around Scotland and explaining the work the Royal Navy does to protect the country.”Among the places HMS Tracker and her crew will visit are Islay, Fort Augustus, Inverness, Lossiemouth, Wick, Orkney, Stornoway, Portree and Tobermory.During the three weeks the vessel will also host a number of school visits, train alongside the RNLI and the Coast Guard, and demonstrate and practice seamanship to potential Royal Navy recruits.Commissioned into the Royal Navy in 1998, HMS Tracker is one of two patrol boats that form the Faslane Patrol Boat Squadron. Formed in 2010, the Squadron provides Force Protection in and around Faslane.Wearing the pennant number P274, HMS Tracker is a fully-fledged armed patrol boat. Fitted with Kevlar armour and able to operate three 7.62mm general purpose machine guns she has become, along with her sister ship HMS Raider, part of a growing force protection cadre based at HM Naval Base Clyde. Back to overview,Home naval-today Royal Navy Faslane patrol boat embarks on Scottish deployment center_img View post tag: HMS Tracker View post tag: Royal Navy May 16, 2017last_img read more

Obituary: Susan K. Miller of Ocean City

first_imgSusan K. MillerMiller, Susan Kessler, 70, of Ocean City, NJ passed away Wednesday, July 15, 2015 at The Shores at Wesley Manor after a courageous eighteen month battle against acute myeloid leukemia.Born August 11, 1944 in Washington, D. C., to Dr. Israel Kessler M.D., and Betty Isen Kessler, Susan excelled as a student. She graduated from Calvin Coolidge High School in Washington, D. C., and achieved a Bachelor’s Degree at the University of Pennsylvania. Susan next received her Master’s Degree at Temple University plus credits toward a Doctorate in social studies and counseling. Her academic credentials qualified Susan for a position as a guidance counselor in the Philadelphia School District at South Philadelphia High School where she retired in 2000 after thirty years.On July 16, 1975, Susan met Fred, the love of her life, on the 14th Street beach where Fred was guarding bathers as a member of the Ocean City Beach Patrol. In story-book fashion, they fell in love and shared the rest of their lives together. Susan and Fred bought their first house on Delancey Place in Ocean City in 1979. They moved to their home on Gull Road in 1989 which has become a cherished landmark of beach patrol alums and friends for its memorable seasonal gatherings. There, the many successes of the OCBP, including the women’s team, which topped Susan’s list of favorites, were annually recounted with appropriate enthusiasm.Since their home was decorated with beach patrol and maritime memorabilia they had collected, Susan encouraged Fred to chronicle his collections and archives. This became the basis for their collaboration on numerous critically acclaimed books on Ocean City, particularly its beach patrol history and boardwalk lore. Altogether Susan and Fred authored nine books and published numerous newspaper and magazine articles of local historical interest.Susan’s easy charm, bright intellect, and compassionate personality were welcomed in her many civic endeavors. Susan served on the Ocean City Zoning Board, the Ocean City First Night Committee, the Ocean City Garden Club, the Ocean City Flower Show Committee, the Exchangettes and as a lifetime member of the Ocean City Historical Museum. Many people shared their prayers and support during her ordeal and they were much appreciated.Susan is survived by her loving husband, Fred. She is also survived by her sister Joan Kessler Okin, brother-in-law Allan Okin, sister-in-law Carol Miller Madera, and thirty-nine beloved nieces and nephews, all of whom showered us with their love and support throughout Susan’s valiant battle to live. Susan also drew strength and comfort from her Jewish faith of which she was very proud.Friends are invited to attend services at Godfrey Funeral Home, 644 South Shore Road, Palermo, NJ on Friday, July 17th at 11 o’clock with visitation from ten o’clock until the time of her service. The interment will be private. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations in the names of Susan Miller and Bob Goodman be made to the Leukemia Program, Abramson Cancer Center, 3535 Market St., Suite 750, Philadelphia, PA 19104-9709. For condolences, visit www.godfreyfuneralhome.com.last_img read more

Hooked on Houses: The Surf Shack

first_imgIn this same year Skip’s parents bought their dream beach house in Ocean City for $4500.00. The taxes that year were a whopping $4.12.    Skip summered in the upstairs loft with his parents each season, while they hosted weekly tenants all summer long in the 3+ bedroom 1 bath downstairs unit.  The rentals enabled the Engelman’s to have their cake and eat it too.The best part of this story is that Skips family has maintained its vintage charm over the years. Whether it is the knotty pine paneling, the wooden framed living room furniture, the hand painted kitchen cabinets, the claw foot tub, the unique sleeping porch located toward the back of the cottage, or the outdoor laundry, this entire building is a step back in time.  The design style inside is now being sold in interior design studios and designers would consider it a coupe to find these furnishings and accessories. Décor mimics fashion in that what goes around comes around. The unassuming exterior does not give any hint to the vintage charm this surf shack holds inside.  This is a must see.To sea more of the inside of the Surf Shack like SEA MORE with Maureen on Facebook or follow @Seamorewithmaureen on Instagram. Special thanks to @noshonposh for the fabulous photos. In 1947 Harry Truman was president, the Polaroid Camera made its debut, Chuck Yeager broke the sound barrier, Miracle on 34th Street premiered, Farrah Fawcett was born, and the Frisbee was invented.  In addition, Marvel Enriched Bread was 13 cents a loaf, oranges sold for 49 cents a dozen, a United States Postal stamp was 3 cents, and the average cost of a gallon of gas was 15 cents.last_img read more

Nicaragua arrests three Colombian drug traffickers with 250 kilos of cocaine

first_imgBy Dialogo September 08, 2010 The Nicaraguan Navy arrested three alleged Colombian drug traffickers with 250 kilos of cocaine on board a motorboat Saturday, when the three were in Nicaraguan waters in the Caribbean Sea, a military source announced. The suspects were intercepted off the coast of the indigenous community of North Sandy Bay, in the North Atlantic Autonomous Region (RAAN), more than six hundred kilometers northeast of the capital, Army spokesperson Col. Ramón Morales told pro-government Radio Ya. During the operation, an exchange of fire took place that left one Colombian seriously wounded, identified as Arthur Williams Gordon, thirty-five years old. The other Colombians are being detained in the city of Bilwi, the capital of the North Atlantic Region, the military officer added. So far this year, the Nicaraguan Army has seized more than eight tons of drugs from international drug traffickers, according to information recently released by the institution.last_img read more

Rand Paul owns self once again over election security

first_imgIn June, 2019, they blocked legislation requiring presidential campaigns to report offers from foreign government for election assistance to the FBI. Nope. Trump might have needed Putin, so no go there. They did it again a few months later, blocking three different bills that would have helped states beef up their security and try to limit foreign interference.They even blocked a bill sponsored by one of their own members, Sen. Marco Rubio, to deter foreign interference with the promise of harsh sanctions, and two more to boot.So spare us the scaremongering now, Rand and every other Republican. We dodged a bullet this time. States were able to mostly scrabble together their elections, and the fact that it was so hugely mail-in, the possibilities for Russian hacking were minimal. That’s no thanks at all to any Republican.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – After the pandemic hit, Democrats in the House and Senate tried to pass legislation to help states deal with what Paul and Republicans are screaming fraud over now—a massive wave of mail-in ballots spurred by voter safety concerns over COVID-19. That included funding specifically for risk-limiting audits, $20 million for it, in fact. Mitch McConnell wouldn’t even think about bringing that to the floor. Republicans called it part of her “liberal wish list.” Securing elections from the supposed “fraud” they’re now trying to hype.Before the pandemic, the issue that was topmost in was foreign election meddling. Special counsel Robert Mueller warned about it in the summer of 2019. FBI Director Christopher Wray warned about it earlier this year. But for a solid who years, McConnell and team had been fighting even modest efforts to prevent it.- Advertisement –last_img read more

Unai Emery sends message to Arsenal board after demoralising Leicester defeat

first_img Comment Advertisement Advertisement James Maddison and Jamie Vardy scored the goals in Leicester’s 2-0 win over Arsenal (Picture: Getty)‘I am speaking with the club to stay strong and recover,’ he said. ‘We also have young players who are growing up with us.‘I know we are receiving criticism but I have done before and I have recovered.‘I accept all the criticism. It is normal. Today we did one step ahead being better defensively.’In the end, a bad result. Before the first goal we were in the match and in the second half we started to push in and create chances but they are in a good moment and they won.‘The attitude was good, every player. Now is time to rest with the international break.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal‘I’m sure we’re going to improve after that. We need to achieve, at home, confidence and to be strong.‘We didn’t lose [many games] but we draw so much, that’s what’s important for the table, but I think we can achieve the balance to be strong and get better in these matches.’Will Arsenal sack Unai Emery in the international breakYes0%No0%Share your resultsShare your resultsTweet your resultsMORE: Tony Adams identifies one major problem with Unai Emery’s Arsenal starting XI vs LeicesterMORE: Joe Cole slams Arsenal and Chelsea transfer target Wilfried Zaha Arsenal were convincingly beaten 2-0 by Leicester with pressure now mounting on Unai Emery (Picture: Getty)Arsenal manager Unai Emery has implored everyone connected with the club to remain calm following Saturday’s damaging 2-0 defeat at Leicester.The Spaniard described the match as a ‘must-win’ game on Friday but the Gunners rarely threatened to cause what would have represented an upset given the Foxes’ recent form.Second half goals from Jamie Vardy and James Maddison ensured the gap between the two clubs widened to nine points heading into the international break.Emery’s side registered just one shot on target during the 90 minutes and have now won just two of their last 10 Premier League matches, following on from a disastrous end to the previous campaign.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTArsenal chiefs Edu and Raul Sanllehi watched on stoney-faced as the Gunners capitulated following Vardy’s opener and Emery was left pleading for patience in his post match press conference. Unai Emery sends message to Arsenal board after demoralising Leicester defeat Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 9 Nov 2019 8:47 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link205Shareslast_img read more

Jamie Carragher accuses Mesut Ozil of scoring ‘massive own goal’ by refusing to take pay cut at Arsenal

first_imgJamie Carragher accuses Mesut Ozil of scoring ‘massive own goal’ by refusing to take pay cut at Arsenal Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 21 Apr 2020 10:10 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link503Shares Carragher believes Ozil’s agent has done the midfielder no favours (Picture: Getty)Carragher added: ‘Football is a team game not an individual sport. Someone like Ozil in that situation I think he’s got to go with what the rest of the players are doing. ‘It’s a massive own goal. I’m not going to have a go at him for the wages he’s earning, if you want to go at Mesut Ozil for the wages he’s earning, blame the people who give him the contract. AdvertisementAdvertisement‘In every walk of life we’re trying to make as much as we can. But when a situation like this comes in and you’re together as a team in the dressing room, I think the highest paid member of the dressing room, the biggest name in that dressing room should be the one who almost sets the example really. ‘It hasn’t been a great PR success story since he had that contract really so this has been a massive PR own goal I think but it didn’t help his agent started talking two or three weeks ago.’ Carragher says Ozil has scored a ‘massive own goal’ (Picture: Getty)However, Ozil ‘did not want to rush into a decision’ and was one of three players to refuse the proposal as he is only prepared to defer his wages. The German midfielder has made it clear he is willing to take a pay cut at a later date but only when the financial landscape is clearer. The Professional Footballers Association have advised players against taking cuts at this stage.Asked whether Ozil’s refusal to take a pay cut is a PR own goal that needs reversing, Liverpool legend Carragher told Sky Sports: ‘Yeah, hugely. I think his agent did him no favours when he came out and spoke three or four weeks ago arguing about waiting to see how the coronavirus hits these clubs financially, let’s wait and see.‘But I always felt this would be a problem having been there myself in a different situation when you try and agree with 25 people in a dressing room, it’s never going to happen. ‘I always felt there were two strands of player in your club who could in some ways maybe not fully engage with the rest of the squad in terms of cuts and deferrals and that’s maybe a young lad who just got into the squad who maybe didn’t have the revenue of other players or someone at the end of his contract who perhaps hadn’t earned as much money throughout his career. ‘But the fact that the highest paid player and possibly biggest name at Arsenal has not gone with his team-mates and stuck together… even if I was in Ozil’s position and I did not agree with that, I think the fact the rest of your team, the manager, and people at the club decided to be as one and make this decision, I think you have to go with it as a team.’ Mesut Ozil was reportedly one of three players who refused Arsenal’s wage cut proposal (Picture: Getty)Jamie Carragher believes Mesut Ozil has scored a ‘massive own goal’ by reportedly refusing to accept a pay cut on his £350,000-a-week salary to ease Arsenal’s financial concerns amid the coronavirus pandemic.Arsenal confirmed in an official statement on Monday evening that the majority of Mikel Arteta’s first-team squad and coaching staff had reached an agreement over a 12.5 per cent salary reduction for the next 12 months. The agreement states that the money will be repaid if the Gunners seal qualification for next season’s Champions League and a top-four finish would guarantee a £100,000 bonus for all players. Securing Europa League football would see the squad reimbursed 7.5 per cent of their pay cut, while any player sold for profit would have his money refunded in full.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTRead the latest updates: Coronavirus news live Visit our live blog for the latest updates Coronavirus news live FIFA and WHO team up to give you five ways to tackle spread of coronavirusTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 1:43FullscreenFIFA and WHO team up to give you five ways to tackle spread of coronavirushttps://metro.co.uk/video/fifa-team-five-ways-tackle-spread-coronavirus-2131812/This 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.Carragher hasn’t been the only high-profile name to question Ozil’s behaviour, with Piers Morgan slamming the German’s refusal to take a pay cut live on Good Morning Britain. Morgan, a lifelong Arsenal supporter, fumed: ‘He’s made it clear he respects the decision that the other players have made, but he’s urged them to respect his.‘He’s made it clear he might be willing to do it in the future, but wants to see the full financial impact of coronavirus and didn’t want to rush into a decision.‘Shame on you Mesut Ozil. Shame on you. So let me get this straight, some of the younger players on far less money than you, are taking a 12.5% pay cut, a minuscule drop in the ocean for you, and you don’t want to do it?More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal‘Because you want to see how the financial situation plays out while you’re sitting on your backside on your PlayStation every night rather than actually playing football? Really?! Advertisement‘Now I’ve reserved my condemnation for football clubs who have been furloughing using tax payer money when they’ve got plenty of money themselves: Liverpool, Newcastle, Tottenham all got shamed into doing U-turns on this kind of thing. ‘The players I thought were getting a bad rap, but this is why some of them deserve a bad rap.‘People like Mesut Ozil who have just said, “No, sorry no, I may be the highest paid player at Arsenal, I might be one of the highest paid players in the world, I might be worth gazillions, and I might be sitting on my backside at the moment doing nothing. But no, I’m not going to take a pay cut”.’Has the criticism of Mesut Ozil been fair?Yes0%No0%Share your resultsShare your resultsTweet your resultsFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page.MORE: Gary Neville accuses Arsenal players of ‘outing’ Mesut Ozil and questions his future at the clubMORE: Mesut Ozil has been deliberately damaged by an Arsenal snitch, claims Ally McCoist Advertisement Comment Advertisementlast_img read more

HSBC GAM enters joint venture to launch natural capital manager

first_imgA first fund, intended to be launched in the middle of next year, would look to raise up to $1bn (€830m) followed by a carbon credit fund at up to $2bn, HSBC GAM said in a statement. HSBC intended to become a cornerstone investor in the first fund, the asset manager said.It said natural capital investing provided exposure to projects focused on nature, including sustainable forestry, regenerative and sustainable agriculture, water supply, blue carbon (carbon captured by oceans and coastal ecosystems), nature-based bio-fuels, or nature-based projects that generate returns from reducing greenhouse gas emissions.“To reach the goals set in the Paris Agreement we need to originate and fund new approaches that protect nature, at scale,” said Martijn Wilder AM, co-founding partner at Pollination.Nicolas Moreau, global CEO at HSBC Global Asset Management, added: “Clients are increasingly focused on environmental matters and this initiative is designed to help them achieve a financial return, while at the same time creating a positive impact on the world’s biodiversity which will be felt for generations to come.”The University of Cambridge’s programme for sustainability leadership has previously described natural capital as “an economic metaphor representing the stock of natural resources from which goods and services upon which human societies depend are derived”.Biodiversity has been rising up asset managers’ agenda. There is also now a drive to create a Task Force for Nature-related Financial Disclosures, à la Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures. HSBC Global Asset Management has entered into a joint venture with Pollination Group, a specialist climate change advisory and investment firm, to establish an asset manager dedicated to natural capital themes.The aim is for HSBC Pollination Climate Asset Management to be the world’s largest natural capital manager.Christof Kutscher will be named executive chairman of the joint venture, which those involved said was the first large-scale venture to “mainstream natural capital as an asset class”.The new asset manager will target institutional investors with funds investing in a diverse range of projects that will “preserve, protect and enhance nature over the long-term”.last_img read more

Gold Coast property’s wicked backyard wows with custom theme park

first_imgYes, the dinosaur will be sold with the house.LJ Hooker Nerang agent Julie Morgan-Kemp said the owners, who had three children, wanted to create a family-friendly haven where they didn’t need to leave home to find entertainment. “The husband is a big kid at heart and always loved the idea of a skate park,” she said. “They had some spare cash grabbed the skateboard and said ‘how far can we take it?’“It’s the sort of property that gets the kids off the iPad and Xbox and gets them outside where they should be.” MORE: Where you can buy in Australia based on your salary Gold Coast backyard home to professional basketball half-court MORE NEWS: Playing field between renters and landlords evens out The property at 6-8 Parma Court, Mt Nathan, is packed full of fun. The residences have been recently renovated.The 1.1ha property at 6-8 Parma Court, Mt Nathan, has two residences — the main home and a guesthouse, plus a home office and shed with two shipping containers, which have been converted into storage and a man cave. The main four-bedroom house has had a recent renovation and features a stylish kitchen with a Steel Combi steam oven, designer fixtures, timber accents and an ensuited main bedroom. MORE NEWS: Inside the charity home that will help sick and premature babies Where the world’s biggest celebrities stay when they’re in Australia More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa10 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag1 day ago Most expensive house ever for sale in US gets $100m discount The fully equipped theme park-like backyard also features a tree fort, carousel swing and a pool with a slide, colourful soft rubber surrounds and a friendly giant dinosaur who is set to stay. Wildlife, including wallabies, also frequent the grounds, which feature impressive gardens, fruit tress and a pond flush with fish. It will be like living at a holiday resort everyday. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:50Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:50 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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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 Rate1xFullscreenTop tips for sellers in Spring00:50 The sandpit is enclosed for year-round use.Ms Morgan-Kemp said the owners had a saying that fit perfectly with the house — ‘a family that plays together, stays together’. “They have spent a lot of years creating this but now want to create their next adventure and will be travelling around Australia for the next three to five years,” she said. The property has previously been approved for subdivision and also features covered parking for six cars, a $10,000 security system and two street access points.It is set to head under the hammer on August 24, with prior offers being considered. This Gold Coast backyard is every kids’ dream!We’re calling it — this is Australia’s coolest backyard. This Gold Coast property takes the average pool, sandpit and swing set to the next level of ‘theme park-style’ awesomeness.There’s a chance to harness your inner Tony Hawk on a professionally designed and built skate park with a viewing deck, shade sails, flood lighting and a basketball ring. RELATED: Acreage estate home to mini skate park The skate park takes the house from cool to fully sick. There are so many different play areas to explore. The guest cottage has potential to be leased out as a bed and breakfast. The second residence has the potential to become a bed and breakfast and offers one bedroom with built-in bunk beds, a kitchen, living area, separate powder room and covered deck. The detached office could also be a third residence and has a kitchenette, living area, bathroom and bedroom. The property is set to go to auction on August 24. “They want to know they have the right buyer, someone with the same passion and love for the property as they have. “This property will give you whatever your needs are, the whole family is catered for it’s not just about the kids.” Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:52Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:52 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, 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 Rate1xFullscreenAussie homes with amazing garages00:53last_img read more