10 homes you’ll want to hibernate in during a coronavirus lockdown, and beyond

first_imgLap of luxury: This amazing property in Airlie Beach is for sale and would be the perfect place to hibernate.YOUR own private beach on the Great Barrier Reef, a Hollywood style hideaway with a helipad, or an inner-city hobby farm. These are just a few of the options house-hunters have to escape the pandemic panic without getting cabin fever. We might be required to stay at home during the coronavirus health crisis, but buyers will be in hibernation heaven if they snap up one of these homes on the market now.Nerida Conisbee, chief economist at REA, said self-isolating and working from home could have its advantages, and there were a number of beautiful properties available in southeast Queensland.“As we embrace working remotely for the time being, now might be an opportunity to set up in your dream location,” Ms Conisbee said.This property at 371 Mandalay Rd, Airlie Beach, is for sale.Beaches might be closing as the public ignores social distancing rules, but you won’t have to worry about that with this incredible property in Airlie Beach.For $3.25 million the home at 371 Mandalay Road has a private beach, jetty and boat ramp, allowing easy access to the Whitsunday Islands, where you can cruise the waters of the Great Barrier Reef without coming into contact with another soul.If that’s not enough to keep you occupied, the 3000 sqm property comes with an ocean-fed, lagoon-style pool, a full-sized tennis court and plenty of secluded spots to take in views over the Coral Sea.You don’t have to worry about beaches closing at 371 Mandalay Rd, Airlie Beach.Marketing agent Mark Beale of Ray White Whitsunday said the property was the ideal location to self-isolate given it was only a six-minute drive from Airlie Beach, yet also incredibly private with only one neighbour.“When you’re at the property it feels like you are somewhere in the Daintree Forest along the Northern Australian coastline with your own private beach,” Mr Beale said.“If the roads are blocked, that’s not an issue, because in about two minutes on your jetski, you can be in the middle of Airlie Beach where the shopping centres and cafes are located to grab your morning coffee and stroll along the marinas with your loved one.”Mal and Sue Sutton are selling their hibernation heaven property, which includes multiple dwellings, a pool, horse stables, a chicken coup and a pig pen. Photographer: Liam Kidston.After panic-buying stripped supermarket shelves, people have been turning to more self-sufficient methods of gathering food, such as growing their own vegetables. Sue and Mal Sutton are selling their 4000 sqm property at 38 Algoori St, Morningside, which not only has a self-watering veggie and herb greenhouse, but also a hobby farm.In their backyard they have a chicken shed for fresh eggs every morning, citrus, avocado and tropical fruit trees, a saltwater pool and plenty of room for their dogs and pig to roam.This property at 38 Algoori St, Morningside, is for sale.There’s even a native beehive capable of producing honey. The house is a renovated 140-year-old, four-bedroom homestead relocated from Crow’s Nest, near Toowoomba. There is a self-contained, three-bedroom extension with a separate entrance at the back, which could accommodate a separate family, live-in grandparents or au pair.Marketing agent Chris Rice of Place Bulimba said the property was like a country estate in inner-city Brisbane. “With kids in isolation, it doesn’t get much better than this place,” Mr Rice said.“You’d never be bored. Where else in the middle of the city can you get all that?”There’s plenty of room to start your own hobby farm at 38 Algoori St, Morningside.Another option to escape the health crisis is in your own private helicopter.Of course, you’ll need somewhere to land it.If living like a movie star in self-isolation is more your cup of tea, check out the property at 652 London Road, Chandler.Imagine landing your helicopter here.The Georgian-inspired residence has seven bedrooms and six bathrooms, a helipad, marble statues and staircases, a pond with a custom dolphin fountain, a porte cochere and a state-of-the-art security system — all on 1ha of acreage just 13km south of Brisbane’s CBD.“It definitely has LA vibes,” marketing agent Joseph Lordi of McGrath Estate Agents said.“You could see it on a hilltop somewhere in Hollywood.“There are only so many homes in Brisbane where you walk in and go; ‘Wow’.”This property at 652 London Rd, Chandler, is for sale.For anyone renting 65 Commodore Street in Paradise Waters on the Gold Coast, this may cause a problem — they may never want to leave. The eight-bedroom (all with ensuites) house in a private riverfront enclave is set over four levels and has everything you could need. This includes a games room, theatre room, executive library, sauna, private gym, office, entertaining terrace, heated pool, spa and a private pontoon, should you want to moor a boat.The only sticking point could be the $4500 a week rental price.This house at 67 Commodore Dr, Paradise Waters, is available for rent.If you like the idea of rubbing shoulders with the rich and famous — from a safe distance of course — then this amazing Sunshine Coast beach house is for you.The founder of Betty’s Burgers is selling the Sunshine Beach mansion he bought for more than $15 million less than two years ago.Tom Offermann of Tom Offermann Real Estate is marketing the property at 46 Seaview Terrace on behalf of David Hales for $20 million.This house at 46 Seaview Tce, Sunshine Beach, is on the market for $20m.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus9 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market9 hours agoMr Hales purchased the home from tennis great Pat Rafter in January 2018, when it became one of the most expensive properties sold on the Sunshine Coast.The seven-bedroom, five-bathroom property at 46 Seaview Terrace features lavish finishes such as marble, mosaics and Venetian plaster walls and floors.Open-plan living spaces offer ocean views from most rooms.Imagine hibernating in this amazing home at 46 Seaview Tce, Sunshine Beach.There’s also a home theatre, media room and climate-controlled wine cellar, along with a glass-tiled infinity pool and a private path leading directly to the beach.Neighbours include Karl and Jasmine Stefanovic, who recently paid $3.6 million for a home on the same street. A little lighter on the pocket, yet no less luxurious, is 33b Harbour Road in Hamilton, where for more than $10 million you can buy Balaam, an eight-bedroom landmark property on Brisbane’s waterfront. The architecturally-designed building has a cantilevered heated swimming pool with adjoining bar, wine cellar, gym and sauna, and secure children’s play areas with a cubby house and animal enclosure.This property at 33B Harbour Rd, Hamilton, is available to buy or rent. 10 HOMES YOU CAN HAPPILY HIBERNATE IN RIGHT NOW Address Status Price guidecenter_img 1. 371 Mandalay Rd, Airlie Beach For sale $3.25m2.338 Algoori St, Morningside For sale $2m plus2. 30 Arlington St, Coorparoo For sale None given4. 12 Alverna Close, Wynnum For sale $2.65m5. 33b Harbour Rd, Hamilton For sale $10m plus6. 67 Commodore Dr, Paradise Waters For rent $4,500/wk7. 652 London Rd, Chandler For sale None given8. 26-32 Knightsbridge Pde East, Sovereign Islands For sale $45m9. 15 Lisk St, Pullenvale For sale None given10. 46 Seaview Tce, Sunshine Beach For sale $20m (Source: Realestate.com.au)last_img read more

US LNG exports up for second week running

first_imgImage courtesy of CheniereLiquefied natural gas (LNG) exports from the United States have risen during the week ending June 27, edging up for the second week in a row, the Energy Information Administration said in its weekly natural gas report.Six liquefied natural gas (LNG) tankers with a combined carrying capacity of 21. billion cubic feet (Bcf) of natural gas, departed the United States during the week, one more compared to the previous week.All six cargoes were loaded at Cheniere’s Sabine Pass export facility in Louisiana with no cargoes loading at the Dominion Cove Point LNG in Maryland.One tanker, with an LNG-carrying capacity of 3.6 Bcf was loading at Sabine Pass terminal on Wednesday, EIA said.The natural gas feedstock to both of the terminals averaged 3.6 Bcf/d during the report week, up compared to the 3.3 Bcf/d the week before. LNG World News Stafflast_img read more

US to lift morning-after pill curbs

first_img Tweet HealthInternationalLifestylePrint US to lift morning-after pill curbs by: – June 11, 2013 Share Sharing is caring! 39 Views   no discussionscenter_img Share Share The emergency contraceptive is effective if taken within 72 hours of unprotected sexThe US administration says it will no longer seek to block over-the-counter sales of emergency contraception to women and girls of all ages.This means that anyone will soon be able to buy the Plan B morning-after pill without a prescription.The justice department had fought against a federal judge’s order seeking to lift current age and sales limits.The move is seen as a breakthrough in the 12-year battle to make emergency contraception universally available.Under current laws, only girls aged 15 and older can purchase the morning-after pill without a prescription.However in April, US district judge Edward Korman ruled that the drug should be made available over-the-counter and without age restrictions.Plaintiffs in a federal lawsuit against the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said the limit unfairly kept women and girls from accessing the drug, which is most effective when taken within 72 hours of intercourse.US government lawyers had appealed against Judge Korman’s ruling, arguing that he had exceeded his authority.But the justice department has now confirmed that the FDA will drop its appeal and prepare a plan to comply with the ruling.In 2011, the FDA concluded that the morning-after pill could be safely used by girls of child-bearing age and should be unrestricted.But US Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius over-ruled the agency, barring girls under 17 from buying the pills without a prescription.The FDA dropped this age limit to 15 in April this year.But Judge Korman called that rule “politically motivated, scientifically unjustified and contrary to agency precedent”.BBC Newslast_img read more

Ighalo: Why I won’t change No25 shirt

first_img Ighalo has been asked whether he would consider changing his current number 25 shirt for a more traditional striking number. But he replied in a Q&A: “No I don’t think so. The No.25 has been giving me luck so far so why would I want to change it?Advertisement Loading… “I picked it because when I joined the team that was the jersey that was available, I think that it was No.25 and No.19 – so I picked 25 because when I was in the Premier League before I wore 24 at Watford … so 24 plus one is 25 so I just picked 25. read also:​Ighalo must accept enormous pay-cut for Man Utd permanent move “Legends like Antonio Valencia wore that shirt so it’s a privilege. Nigerian Kanu wore the No.25 when he was at Arsenal, so it’s a great number. I just picked it and said, ‘Okay, yeah, lucky number for me.’” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted Content14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right NowThe Best Cars Of All Time7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty PennyThe Top 9 Oddest Underwater Discoveries No One Can ExplainA Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of Art8 Ridiculously Expensive Things Bought By Keanu Reeves7 Non-Obvious Things That Damage Your Phone6 Incredibly Strange Facts About Hurricanes10 Phones That Can Work For Weeks Without RechargingThe Highest Paid Football Players In The World7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market Value11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Top United striker, Odion Ighalo, has said he’s happy with the No25 shirt.last_img read more

IPPO to regulate entry of private vehicles to Iloilo

first_imgIloilo province shares borders with Antique and Capiz. ILOILO City – How do you solve traffic congestion in this city now that quarantine travel restrictions have been eased? Checkpoints appeared to have ceased on May 16 when the province transitioned from enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) to general community quarantine (GCQ), said Defensor. Defensor deemed the liquor ban an important component of the community quarantine, pointing out to the unpredictable behavior of inebriated people; physical distancing may not be followed strictly./PN Drivers of vehicles intending to enter Iloilo must be, among others, required to present health certificates attesting to their being free from coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), and asked about their purpose of entry. “But not only the volume of vehicles; the volume of people in Iloilo City ballooned, too,” said Dampal. “Kung wala silang ma-present na ganito, hindi sila pwedeng pumasok sa Iloilo territory. This is one way of solving the traffic problem in Iloilo City. This time magiging strict tayo kasi maraming private vehicles na pumapasok,” said Lucas. According to Iloilo City Police Office director Police Colonel Eric Dampal, the volume of vehicles in Iloilo City increased by around 50 percent since May 16 when the metro transitioned from enhanced community quarantine to the more relaxed general community quarantine. IPPO director Police Colonel Paul Kenneth Lucas ordered his personnel to strengthen checkpoints at the borders. The Iloilo Police Provincial Office (IPPO) has an idea – regulate the entry to Iloilo province of Iloilo City-bound vehicles from Antique and Capiz. Gov. Arthur Defensor Jr. recently said the IPPO should continue operating checkpoints across the province. “Damo nagabakal and transport sang liquor,” he pointed out. Inspecting the province recently, Lucas observed the steady stream of private vehicles from Antique and Capiz entering Iloilo. The liquor ban was contained in Section 14 of Defensor’s Executive Order (EO) No. 118 placing the province under GCQ. “May ginabantayan pa kita,” said Defensor, and he was not just referring to people who are possible carriers of COVID-19 but also to those violating the liquor ban he imposed throughout Iloilo.last_img read more

More Antique SAP beneficiaries receive cash aid

first_imgAccording to her, they will validate why the remaining recipients failed to receive their cash assistance.“In Sebaste, there were supposed to be 258 beneficiaries. Twenty-three of them, however, were not able to receive their cash assistance at the Sebaste Central School,” said Masculino. This San Remigio, Antique resident shows the P6,000 emergency cash aid he received under the national government’s social amelioration program. The Department of Social Welfare and Development Regional Office 6 started releasing the cash aid to beneficiaries in Sebaste, Barbaza and Remigio on July 14. ANTIQUE PSWDO VIA PNA It was the second payout for more family beneficiaries after the pilot distribution in the municipalities of Hamtic and Tobias Fornier on July 3.There were 533 eligible families in Hamtic who received their cash assistance and 393 in Tobias Fornier. Masculino, meanwhile, said they are grateful for the assistance of the three municipalities that deployed their personnel to assist the agency in the direct payout. The payout will be done house-to-house in barangays Esparar and Biri for the bed-ridden senior citizens. Masculino said the remaining families in the 13 towns in this province will receive their emergency cash aid via Starpay – conglomerate of the Cebuana Lhuillier, MLhuiller, and the Universal Storefront Services Corporation – within this month.Around 17,000 family-beneficiaries in this province have yet to receive their financial assistance. (With a report from PNA/PN) LJ Noble, Barbaza Pantawid municipal link, said the 15 who failed to get their emergency cash assistance could either be ineligible or they were not just able to come to the venue, which was in the municipality’s covered court.“There were three who are seniors and now bedridden,” she added.center_img SAN JOSE, Antique – Some 1,438 families in three towns in this province have received their cash assistance under the social amelioration program (SAP) of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD).The beneficiaries were those who failed to obtain the first tranche of the SAP. Mary Ann Masculino, DSWD SAP provincial coordinator, said Thursday the distribution of the P6,000 cash aid for each qualified family-beneficiary in Sebaste, Barbaza, and San Remigio began on July 14. “The LGUs (local government units) provided us support in terms also of physical set up of the venues,” she said. Masculino said as of July 16, a total of 1,098 of the 1,277 beneficiaries in San Remigio already received their financial aid. The cash aid distribution was conducted with the support of the LGUs and the Philippine Army. In Barbaza, 15 of the 120 beneficiaries were not able to receive their emergency cash assistance, she added.last_img read more

Tax day tips

first_imgCincinnati, Oh. — Today is the deadline for filing tax returns and the United States Postal Service reminds last-minute filers to pay special attention to collection box pick-up times and Post Office retail hours.Post Offices in SOUTHERN OH will be open regular business hours on Monday, April 15.  Post Office, Self-Service Kiosks and collection box location, hours, and pick-up time information is available at 1-800-ASK-USPS or online at www.usps.com.Here are some tax tips from the USPS:On April 15, mail early in the day at any Post Office, station, branch or collection box.If depositing returns in a collection box on April 15, double-check the pick-up schedule on the label. To ensure getting the April 15thpostmark, deposit returns before the last scheduled pick-up time.Stampedpackages weighing more than 13 ounces must be presented in person to a Post Office clerk to comply with FAA regulations.Affix the appropriate postage, especially since the item may weigh more than an ounce. Have a postal sales and service associate weigh and rate the item for you. Tax agencies will not pay postage due and your short-paid return will be returned to sender – and you may miss the deadline (tip: 5 pages equals approximately one ounce).Furthermore, it is very important that your envelope has a return address. Short-paid items without a return address will be sent to the postal mail recovery office for determination of the sender, delaying its return.The USPS highly recommends getting the security of proof of mailing and proof of delivery of your tax returns — use certified mailservice with a return receipt, plus the applicable postage.Tax forms are no longer available at Post Offices. Check at local libraries or online at http://www.irs.gov/(Federal forms) or http://www.revenue.pa.gov/  (PA forms). Please remember that mail must be deposited before the last collection time at the Post Office or collection box on April 15 to receive an April 15th postmark.The Postal Service does not receive tax dollars for operating expenses; it relies entirely on the sale of postage, products and services to fund its operations.last_img read more

Why Kobe Bryant’s wife escaped helicopter crash

first_imgRelatedPosts Kobe Bryant honoured in Bosnia with giant mural Kobe Bryant helicopter crash post-mortem released Kobe Bryant’s wife files claim against LA County sheriff over crash photos Basketball legend Kobe Bryant had reportedly agreed with his wife Vanessa that they would not fly together in a helicopter. The former LA Lakers star tragically died in a helicopter crash on Sunday, aged 41, along with eight other people in California while travelling to a practice session at Bryant’s Mamba Academy. His 13-year-old daughter Gianna was also in the aircraft when it crashed into the side of a mountain in Calabasas, around 30 miles from downtown Los Angeles. Bryant is survived by wife Vanessa, 37, as well as daughters Natalia, 17, Bianka, 3, and Capri, who was born as recently as June 2019. The pair married in 2001, before Bryant began to use helicopters for convenience after growing tired of getting stuck in LA traffic. But American publication People report that Vanessa had decided not to join her husband in choosing to ditch the roads in favour of flying. Bryant is thought to have only ever used trusted pilot Ara Zobayan when flying; he was also killed in Sunday’s crash. Bryant said in 2018 that he decided to start using helicopters as it allowed him to fulfil his family and basketball duties. “I was sitting in traffic and I wound up missing like a school play,” he told Alex Rodriguez. “I had to figure out a way where I could still train and focus on the craft but still not compromise family time. “So that’s when I looked into helicopters, to be able to get down and back in 15 minutes and that’s when it started.” The Lakers game against the LA Clippers on Tuesday night has been postponed in light of the news.Tags: GiannaKobe BryantLA LakersVanessalast_img read more

Villa look to make impression

first_img Only Philippe Senderos (calf) and Libor Kozak (broken leg) are unavailable for the hosts. Sherwood twice missed out on the West Brom job and was linked with QPR before they appointed Chris Ramsey – Sherwood’s own assistant at Tottenham– as manager until the end of the season. Lambert was sacked after two-and-a-half years in the role, having only signed a new four-year contract in September. Villa have won just twice in their last 21 league games and are winless in 10 matches. Chairman Randy Lerner acted after Tuesday’s 2-0 defeat to Hull, which dropped Villa into the bottom three in the Barclays Premier League. Sherwood said: “It is a great honour to manage one of the biggest clubs in English football. “I can’t wait to get started and I’m really looking forward to the challenge.” Lerner also told the club’s official site: “While being forever conscious of the frustrations that we all suffer, we feel that a change that offers a positive, fresh approach will be very good for the club. “I know that Tom (Fox, chief executive) and many others at Villa worked very hard to recruit Tim in the face of severely limited time constraints and pounding pressure. “More importantly, I know further that internally we remain focused and committed to challenges we face, and I am deeply appreciative for that.” Press Association Former Tottenham chief Sherwood has been appointed as Paul Lambert’s successor after Villa acted quickly to replace the sacked Scot. Marshall will take the team for Sunday’s FA Cup visit of the Foxes, with Sherwood watching from the stands after signing a deal until 2018. Caretaker manager Scott Marshall insists Aston Villa will not hold back against Leicester – as incoming boss Tim Sherwood watches on. He has been charged with keeping Villa in the Barclays Premier League after they dropped into the bottom three on Tuesday. The FA Cup remains a secondary priority for the club but Marshall insists they are ready for a battle after two previous games with Leicester this season saw three red cards. Paul Konchesky was dismissed in the first game, only for the red card to be overturned, while Matty James and Ciaran Clark walked in Leicester’s 1-0 win at the King Power Stadium last month. James’ tackle on Jores Okore sparked a late scuffle between the sides in January and Marshall wants Villa to impose themselves. He said: “There’s a lot at stake – a quarter-final place – it’ll be competitive and you don’t want to take your foot out of anything. “It’s a Midlands derby, the clubs aren’t far apart and it’ll be a competitive game. “I don’t think there was much in the last one, certainly there was a bit of a gathering of the two teams but other than that there wasn’t much.” Christian Benteke could return after being on the bench for the last two games of Lambert’s reign while Ron Vlaar is fully fit after a knee problem. last_img read more

Ayoze Perez signs new long-term deal with Newcastle

first_imgAyoze Perez has committed his future to Newcastle by signing a new five-and-a-half-year contract which ties him to St James’ Park until the summer of 2021. Press Association He said: “It’s a special day for me, a big day for me. The truth is I’m really happy here, so it’s a good thing for me – and I hope it’s the same for the Geordie family. “Newcastle gave me everything and I’m really pleased to sign this new contract.” McClaren was equally happy to have ensured Perez’s extended stay on Tyneside. He said: “I am delighted that Ayoze has signed a new deal. He is a very good player with huge potential and someone we believe has a very big future at Newcastle United. “We are building this club for the long-term and Ayoze is a very important part of that.” News of Perez’s new contract came hours after the Magpies completed a loan deal for Roma striker Seydou Doumbia. The 28-year-old Roma frontman will spend the rest of the campaign at St James’ Park, subject to being awarded a visa, and Newcastle have an option to make the transfer permanent in the summer. Doumbia, who enjoyed hugely successful spells in Switzerland with Young Boys and in Russia with CSKA Moscow earlier in his career, has struggled to make his mark in Serie A, where he has made just 13 league appearances for the Rome club. The Ivory Coast international said: “I’m delighted to be a Newcastle United player. I’ve already started to prepare. I’ve arrived and I’m ready to go. “It has always been a dream to play in the Premier League and now that dream has come true, so I’m absolutely delighted. I am looking forward to helping the club get some wins and climb the table.” McClaren will hope Doumbia adds firepower to a team which has created chances in recent weeks, but not taken enough of them to ease itself out of the relegation zone. Newcastle have targetted West Brom’s Saido Berahino, for whom they tabled a £21million bid on Sunday, and have other options in addition to Doumbia. McClaren said: “It is no secret that we have been looking to add to our options in the striking area. We have been searching for a forward and were delighted when the opportunity arose to take Seydou on loan. “He is a natural goalscorer, someone who has scored goals in the Champions League and has played at the highest level. We believe he can make a mark in this team.” The 22-year-old former Tenerife striker, who has been linked with Tottenham, Arsenal, Manchester City and Manchester United among others, put pen to paper on Monday as head coach Steve McClaren continued his efforts to re-shape the squad. Perez, who has scored 12 goals in 63 appearances for the club, was thrilled to have tied up his future. last_img read more