Inside jawdropping $15m QLD unit

first_imgOn top of the world on the second floor of the penthouse. Perfect spot for a sunset drink. The Mooloolaba penthouse has four kingsize bedrooms and four bathrooms, and was described as “a once in a lifetime opportunity”.It includes an internal lift and grand staircase, seven storerooms, and “never to be built-out ocean views”. The price is significantly lower than a penthouse of “a similar size” that was being sold off-the-plan in Surfers Paradise priced at about $41m. RELATED: UNIT SELLS 10 TIMES SUBURB MEDIAN The owners, private Sunshine Coast couple Shane and Liz Leadbetter, had 360 degree views from the beaches to the mountains. Located in the Sea Pearl building, the penthouse was listed as “opulent living” with custom finishes, timeless design and a luxurious lifestyle that included a residents’ cinema, gymnasium, steam room, swimming pool and spa. The home has internal lift access. The property also comes alarmed, with intercom, study, built-in wardrobes, a rumpus room, dishwasher, ducted vacuum system, a deck, courtyard and outside spa. FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON FACEBOOK A dinner party to remember. Agent Simon Guilfoyle of G1 Property — Mooloolaba told The Courier-Mail that it was the highest price for a penthouse for the Sunshine Coast. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus17 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market17 hours agoThe two storey luxury apartment has its own grand staircase. SEE THE PROPERTY LISTING Mr Guifoyle expected most of the interest to come from Aussie families, including Queenslanders and interstate buyers, though some international attention was not ruled out. The open plan kitchen. Forever view that won’t ever be built out.AN OPULENT $15 million penthouse could soon be the highest priced unit on the Sunshine Coast — with two storeys of luxury, beachfront and a dozen car spaces.The stunning rooftop home spans a massive 1,165 sqm — almost three times as large as most house blocks in Queensland these days. GI Property Mooloolaba has listed this jawdropping penthouse at $15m. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 9:24Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -9:24 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD288p288pAutoA, 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 Rate1xFullscreenCoreLogic Brisbane Housing Market Update – August 201809:25last_img read more

Men get behind baby bonus plan

first_imgNZ Herald 28 March 2014Voters are evenly split over Labour’s promise to pay most parents of newborns $60 a week for a year according to the latest Herald-DigiPoll survey.In the survey taken this month, 47 per cent said they supported the policy for families earning less than $150,000 while 49 per cent did not. Surprisingly, support was higher among males – 51 per cent supported it compared to 43 per cent of women.Labour leader David Cunliffe announced the policy for families earning less than $150,000 a year as the centrepiece of his state-of-the-nation address in January.But controversy followed because he did not mention parents on paid parental leave would not qualify until those entitlements ended.The policy is expected to cost about $270 million a year once fully implemented. Labour has estimated about 59,000 households will benefit from the payment in a baby’s first year.About 63,000 families earning less than about $80,000 will continue to receive some level of payment for a further two years at abated rates.http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11227709last_img read more

South Africans on top of the world

first_img3 June 2005Sibusiso Vilane has reached the summit of Everest for the second time, this time the 8 848m peak from the more difficult North Ridge. He was part of a team that included fellow South African Alex Harris.The summit was reached at 7.20am (local time) on Friday. The climbers, part of an expedition by British outfit Jagged Globe, spent a little more than an hour on the summit before beginning their descent.Another South African, Anthony van Marken, summitted with the Alpine Ascents team the previous day.Two years ago Vilane made history, becoming the first black African to reach the peak of the world’s highest mountain. He is now the first black African to have summitted Everest twice from different approaches.This was Harris’ third attempt on the mountain the locals call Chomolongma. He was the leader of the ill-fated Discovery Everest expedition that was forced by the weather to turn back when only 350m from the summit in 2003.With this ascent, Harris becomes only the second South African to have climbed the Seven Summits – the highest mountain on each of the seven continents – after Sean Wisedale.Wisedale was a member of Harris’ 2003 Discovery expedition, and was able to summit then after joining another team.When Sibusiso Vilane reached the summit of Mount Everest in 2003, he said he “felt as though I was stepping onto a very sacred place … I fell to my knees weeping”. (Photo copyright 2003 Discovery Everest Expedition)Vilane, who has dual South African and Swaziland nationalities, was climbing in part to raise funds for three charities, the Birth to Twenty Research Programme at Wits University, the Africa Foundation and the SOS Children’s Village in Swaziland.The Birth to Twenty Research Programme is an initiative run by the university which examines socio-economic, socio-political, demographic and nutrition transitions taking place in South Africa, according to Wits marketing’s Shirona Hassim.Speaking before leaving on the expedition in March, Vilane said he wanted to concentrate on his professional speaking when he returned from Everest.“I would love to get involved with schools around the country, to motivate and inspire the youth to believe in their dreams and make them a reality”, he said.SouthAfrica.info reporterlast_img read more

Knee joint

first_imgCartilage covers the end of bones in joints to provide shock absorption during movement. The synovium is the membrane that surrounds the joint and is filled with synovial fluid, which provides nutrients and oxygen to the cartilage.Review Date:9/23/2011Reviewed By:C. Benjamin Ma, MD, Assistant Professor, Chief, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service, UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.last_img

10 months agoMan Utd midfielder Matty Willock cuts short St Mirren loan

first_imgMan Utd midfielder Matty Willock cuts short St Mirren loanby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United midfielder Matty Willock has cut short his loan at St Mirren.Willock had joined St Mirren on a season-long loan.The 22-year-old made 14 appearances for the Ladbrokes Premiership club. A statement from the Paisley club read:“St Mirren Football Club can confirm that Matty Willock has left the Buddies and will return to his parent club, Manchester United.“The club would like to thank Matty for his contributions and wish him well for his future career.” TagsTransfersLoan MarketAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img

LA prosecutors decline sex abuse charges against Les Moonves

first_imgLOS ANGELES, Calif. – Prosecutors in Southern California declined to pursue sexual abuse claims against CBS Corp. CEO Les Moonves because the statute of limitations has expired, according to documents.The unidentified woman, who worked in the television industry, went to Los Angeles police in February to report three alleged incidents, two in 1988 and one from 1986.The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office was considering three possible criminal charges including two misdemeanours, battery and indecent exposure, and a felony, forced oral copulation, according to a charge evaluation worksheet.The document stated the woman disclosed at least one of the alleged incidents to a friend a year before filing the police report.“The applicable statutes of limitation have expired as to all three incidents,” the worksheet said.CBS declined to comment Tuesday.In an article last week in The New Yorker, six women — four of whom spoke on the record — alleged sexual harassment or misconduct by Moonves between the 1980s and late 2000s.Four of the women described forcible touching or kissing during business meetings, it says, while two said that Moonves physically intimidated them or threatened to derail their careers.Moonves acknowledged making advances that may have made women uncomfortable but said he never misused his position to harm or hinder anyone’s career.The incident reviewed by prosecutors was not mentioned in The New Yorker piece written by Ronan Farrow, who tweeted Tuesday that the incidents reviewed by prosecutors were not included in his piece.CBS said Monday that it was hiring outside counsel to investigate claims made in the article by Farrow, who wrote a Pulitzer Prize-winning story last year for the same magazine uncovering many of the allegations against Hollywood producer Harvey WeinsteinMoonves has been a towering figure in television for decades, credited with turning around a network that had been mired for years at the bottom ratings.The CBS chief is the latest media giant to become embroiled in sexual misconduct allegations since the downfall of Weinstein in October triggered the #MeToo social media movement.Moonves was the No. 2 highest paid CEO of a major public company in 2017, according to an analysis by The Associated Press and Equilar, an executive data firm. He made $68.4 million last year, behind only chip maker Broadcom’s CEO.Before joining CBS, he was president of Warner Bros. Television, where he oversaw the development of hit TV shows “Friends” and “ER.”Moonves, who is married to TV personality and CBS producer Julie Chen, was inducted into the Television Academy Hall of Fame in 2013.last_img read more

Judge refuses to overturn 47 billion talc powder verdict

first_imgST. LOUIS — A Missouri judge has denied Johnson & Johnson’s bid to overturn a $4.7 billion jury verdict awarded to 22 women who said the company’s talcum powder contributed to their ovarian cancer.St. Louis Circuit Judge Rex Burlison, in a ruling Wednesday, cited evidence of what he called “particularly reprehensible conduct” by Johnson & Johnson.Burlison wrote that company executives knew of the presence of asbestos in the baby powder but misrepresented the safety of the product.A jury in July awarded $4.14 billion in punitive damages and $550 million in compensatory damages after a six-week trial.Johnson & Johnson said in a statement that it will appeal. The company says Burlison has denied similar motions in prior cases that were ultimately overturned.The Associated Presslast_img read more

BC Government to introduce new legislation to strengthen the ALC

first_imgLana Popham, Minister of Agriculture, says this bill will better protect farmland and encourage farming for future generations.“The bill tabled today builds on the work we started over a year ago to better protect farmland and encourage farming and ranching in B.C. We are ensuring the commission has the tools and the governance model required to strengthen its independence and ability to act in the best interest of our farmland within the Agricultural Land Reserve, so that British Columbians are able to access safe, locally grown food for generations to come.”If passed, the legislation will strengthen ALC governance and independence, and further protect land within the ALR.The legislative changes are part of the Government’s ongoing commitment to revitalize the ALR and the ALC. VICTORIA, B.C. – The B.C. Government is introducing new legislation to strengthen the independence of the Agricultural Land Commission.The new legislation is to fulfill the mandate of preserving the Agricultural Land Reserve while encouraging farming and ranching within British Columbia.According to the Government, Bill 15, the agricultural land commission amendment act 2019, will continue the Ministry of Agriculture’s efforts to revitalize the ALR, the farmland within B.C. that’s protected for the province’s food security.last_img read more