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Gold Coast mansion one of the hottest properties in the country

first_imgVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:18Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:18 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, 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 Rate1xFullscreenDream homes that’ve sold during COVID-1901:19A SPRAWLING Gold Coast mansion is one of the hottest properties in the country and it’s not hard to see why.The five-bedroom residence at Sanctuary Cove was the most viewed residential listing in Queensland on property portal last week and was the fifth-viewed property across the country. Keen for a hit on the tennis court? Inside the luxury residence.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa7 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag1 day ago Jaw-dropping from every angle.The home at 6280 Sylvan Lane racked up thousands clicks with house hunter eyeing off the “prime real estate in the heart of Sanctuary Cove”.“Truly an entertainer’s dream; this remarkable residence offers an abundance of spacious open planned living options with a wide range of entertaining options on offer,” the listing states.“The result is a practical and modern design – and a breathtaking home that really has so much to offer.” 6280 Sylvan Lane, Sanctuary Cove was the most viewed residential listing in Queensland on property portal Among its standout features is a media room, home office/library, outdoor kitchen and Teppanyaki grill, resort-resort style swimming pool and tennis court.Matt Gates of Ray White Prestige is marketing the property at “$3 million buyers”.It last changed hands in 2013 according to property records. The living areas overlook the pool and tennis court.last_img read more

CSV Polar King Stays with Nexans Until Summer 2020

first_imgNexans Skagerrak, a wholly owned subsidiary of Nexans Norway, has declared a charter extension for the CSV Polar King with GC Rieber Shipping.The five-month extension makes the charter firm until July 2020.This comes after the previous charter extension by four months, announced in October.The extended period was in direct continuation of the charter which started in January 2017.The Polar King is a multipurpose subsea vessel specially designed for operation under severe weather conditions with high manoeuvrability and station keeping capabilities.The vessel provides services including offshore construction (CSV), inspection, maintenance and repair (IMR) operations.last_img

Pope: Church ‘must heal wounds’

first_imgPope Francis says the Catholic Church must strive to heal woundsPope Francis has said the Catholic Church is too focused on preaching about abortion, gay people and contraception and needs to become more merciful.He warned that the Church’s moral structure could “fall like a house of cards” unless it changed.The Pope used the first major interview of his papacy to explain comments he made in July about homosexuality.He told a Jesuit magazine the Church must show balance and “heal wounds”.The pontiff used the 12,000-word interview with La Civilta Cattolicato to set out his priorities as Pope, acknowledge his own shortcomings and open up about his cultural interests.‘Freshness and fragrance’His vision for relegating the Catholic Church’s reliance on rules marks a contrast to the priorities of his predecessors, John Paul II and Benedict XVI, who saw doctrine as the paramount guide for clergy.“The church’s pastoral ministry cannot be obsessed with the transmission of a disjointed multitude of doctrines to be imposed insistently,” Francis said.“We have to find a new balance; otherwise even the moral edifice of the church is likely to fall like a house of cards, losing the freshness and fragrance of the Gospel.”Instead, he said, the Catholic Church must work to heal the wounds of its faithful and seek out those who have been excluded or have fallen away.“It is useless to ask a seriously injured person if he has high cholesterol and about the level of his blood sugars,” he said. “You have to heal his wounds. Then we can talk about everything else.”He said the Church had become tied up in “small-minded rules” and risked losing its true purpose.“The most important thing is the first proclamation: Jesus Christ has saved you. And the ministers of the Church must be ministers of mercy above all.”His remarks are could generate dismay among clergy in the United States who have already expressed disappointment that Francis has not pressed Church teaching on abortion, contraception and homosexuality.Last week, Bishop Thomas Tobin of Providence, Rhode Island, wrote in his diocesan newspaper that he was “disappointed” Francis hadn’t addressed abortion since his papacy began six months ago, according to AP.Francis said it was not necessary to speak out on such issues.‘Home of all’“We cannot insist only on issues related to abortion, gay marriage and the use of contraceptive methods. This is not possible,” he said.“The teaching of the Church, for that matter, is clear and I am a son of the Church, but it is not necessary to talk about these issues all the time.”Francis created headlines two months ago when he spoke about gay priests during an impromptu news conference on a return flight from Brazil. He said it was not up to him to judge about the sexual orientation of clergy as long as they were searching for God and had goodwill.In his latest interview, Francis said his remarks were in line with Catholic teaching.“This Church with which we should be thinking is the home of all, not a small chapel that can hold only a small group of selected people. We must not reduce the bosom of the universal Church to a nest protecting our mediocrity,” he said.Francis also used the interview to detail his favourite composers, artists, authors and films, which include Mozart, Caravaggio, Dostoevsky and Fellini’s La Strada.BBC News Share Share Share FaithInternationalLifestylePrint Pope: Church ‘must heal wounds’ by: – September 19, 2013center_img 60 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring! Tweetlast_img read more

France braces for ‘severe disruption’ amid strike

first_imgFrench President Emmanuel Macron’s administration will hope to avoid a repeat of the country’s general strike over pension reforms in 1995, which crippled the transport system for three weeks and drew massive popular support. GETTY IMAGES The industrial action is expected tolast beyond Thursday and some trade union leaders have warned they willcontinue their industrial action until Macron abandons his campaign promise tooverhaul the retirement system. The Macron administration will hope toavoid a repeat of the country’s general strike over pension reforms in 1995,which crippled the transport system for three weeks and drew massive popularsupport, forcing a government reversal.(BBC) The country’s largest nationwidestrike in years was agreed by unions unhappy with President Emmanuel Macron’splans for a universal points-based pension system. PARIS – France is enduring severedisruption as millions of workers threaten to strike in protest at being forcedto retire later or face reduced pensions.last_img read more

Siblings fall in buy-bust

first_imgBACOLOD City – Twopersons were nabbed in a buy-bust operation in Barangay 22. The suspectswere detained in the custodial facility of Police Station 6, facing charges forviolation of Republic Act 9165, or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of2002./PN An antidrug officer inspects the recovered items seized from drug suspects Rovilma Besañes and Romeo Mahilum during an entrapment operation in Barangay 22, Bacolod City on Jan. 9. POLICE STATION 6/ BCPO Six sachets ofsuspected shabu valued around P25,000 were seized from siblings 33-year-oldRovilma Besañes and Romeo Mahilum, a police report showed. Besañes andMahilum were arrested after they sold suspected illegal drugs to an undercoverofficer for P200 on Jan. 9, the report added. last_img

Elsie Voss

first_imgElsie Marie (McIntosh) Voss, 101, went to her heavenly home on Monday, June 22, 2020, In Florence, Alabama where she lived with her daughter and son-in-law since 2013.  Elsie was born on Tuesday, April 1, 1919, in Rising Sun, Indiana, to the late Walter and Grace (Scudder) McIntosh.  She was married to her beloved husband, Estal, for 67 years.  They lived and raised their family in Milan, Indiana, retiring to Naples, Florida in 1985.  Elsie’s family was her most important life’s work, and she worked tirelessly to meet their needs.  She also worked as a secretary for a doctor, and an insurance agent.  She was a member of Eastern Star, Milan chapter; Chi Phi Gamma Sorority, and enjoyed her bridge club ladies.  She was an active member of First Baptist Church of Milan.  Elsie is dearly loved by her family and friends and will be missed more than words can express.Elsie is survived by her sons, Bill (Verna) and Tom (Sue) Voss, and daughter Judy (Darrell) Voss Campbell.  She has seven grandchildren, Greg Voss, Debbie Voss, Hollee Voss Lewis, Jeff (Miranda) Campbell, Julie (Mike) Campbell Gregory, Tina (Jim) Voss Hansen, Bob (Shannon) Voss; fifteen great-grandchildren, Brett (Allia) Voss, Ryan Voss, Alicia (Russ) Jarvis Coley, Amanda (Jeff) Jarvis Downs, Alexis (Peter) Lewis Folz, Ashley and Alaina Lewis, Devin and Ethan Gregory, Colin, Claire, Hadley Campbell, Zach Zerbe, Brenna and Spencer Voss; five great-great-grandchildren, Rickey and Howie Coley, Levi and Baylee Downs, Wyatt Folz.  She has one surviving brother, Donald McIntosh.  She is preceded in death by her husband Estal; her son, Bobby Voss; brother, Leon McIntosh; sister, Geneva McIntosh Strasemeier; and grandson, Scott Thomas Voss.A service celebrating her life will be held at 4 PM Sunday, June 28, 2020 at the Milan First Baptist Church with Pastor Harris Long officiating.  Burial will follow in Craven Cemetery.  Family and friends may gather to share and remember her 2 – 4 PM Sunday also at the church.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Milan First Baptist Church or Woodmont Baptist Church in Florence, Alabama.  Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements, Box 243, Milan, IN 47031, (812)654-2141.  Please reach out through our website at to leave an online condolence message or a memory of Elsie for the family.last_img read more

11 countries, 60 Foreign Marathoners to Participate in Okpekpe Race

first_imgAdibe Emenyonu in Benin CitySixty foreign marathoners, from 11 countries, are expected to participate in this year edition of the Okpekpe 10km road race in Edo slated for May 13. The Director of Organisation, Mr Zackery Moudu, at a press briefing in Benin City, disclosed this, noting that the expected foreign athletes are Gold label.He said it was part of strategies to make the road race get a Gold label.According to him, this year edition, which is the 5th edition, had been improved upon technologically, to curb the issue of cheating as well as enable fans of the athletes to monitor the performance of their athletes.Moudu who listed some of the expected countries to include Kenya, Morroco, Eritea and Ethiopia, also said some athletes from Europe and Asia countries would be participating in the road race.He also said as part of plan to improve on the standard of the race, accreditation of the expected athletes and other participants, would commenced two days before the race, instead of the usual one day race plan.The Director of Organisation said lot of awareness was going to be created for the 5th edition of the Okpekpe road race.“It is going to be a week long event and the aim is to create much awareness for the race.“We however expected our foreign participants for the race to start arrive the country on May 11, while accreditation will take place from May 11 to May 12, instead of the usual one day to the event.“We also want to use this race to work towards achieving Gold label for the race, for this reason, most of the athletes we expecting for this race are Gold label,” he stated.Meanwhile, Edo state Deputy Governor, Mr Philip Shaibu, who was at the briefing, appealed to sport men and women to shun the use of performance enhancing drugs for sporting activities.He said sports is all about discipline and said integrity must be brought into it by avoiding cheating through the use of drug.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

EdMonth event focuses on ethnic studies

first_imgDiversity in USC curricula, the recent Campus Climate Resolution and the proliferation of cultural appropriation were topics at the forefront of Tuesday’s EdMonth event, “ReclaimED: Why We Need Ethnic Studies.” The event, which consisted of a panel of speakers and was open to students and faculty across campus, was sponsored by the Undergraduate Student Government Program Board as part of a month-long discussion series on relevant topics, from social justice to mental health.Sophia Li, a member of the Asian Pacific American Student Assembly executive board and the organizer of the event, opened the discussion by presenting examples of cultural appropriation in Halloween costumes, in which students dressed up as Native Americans or painted their faces to imitate black skin color. According to Li, these practices devalue the cultural history and identity of these ethnicities and is one illustration of why ethnic studies is important.“I feel like cultural appropriation has become a buzz phrase,” Li said. “It boils down to when members of a dominant culture take elements from a culture of people who have been systematically oppressed. When people who have been marginalized or oppressed are reduced to a sentence in a textbook or only one narrative, this lack of cultural awareness is a big part of what leads to cultural appropriation.”Li defined ethnic studies as “the interdisciplinary study of power, race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality and nationality,” and emphasized its importance in redefining the traditional narratives of different ethnicities by looking at history and culture from the perspective of marginalized peoples. According to Li, the discipline grew out of the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s, but has come under attack in recent years in states such as Arizona, which banned certain aspects of diversity education in public schools in 2010.Panelist Brianna Thorpe, director of USG Community Affairs, explained that despite establishing a diversity requirement for all incoming freshmen, USC has not done enough to promote ethnic studies among students. According to Thorpe, learning about other cultures is essential for all students, but especially for minorities who have so far learned little about their history.“It’s important to understand where you’ve been as a people and where you’re going as a people,” Thorpe said. “Without that, you can’t take pride in the things that your specific group has gone through. I think it’s an empowerment tool. It gives us the things that we need to grow and be successful.”Proposed solutions, including the recent USG Campus Climate Resolution, have attempted to implement greater diversity curriculum, which Thorpe said would help students receive enough information to engage in dialogue and formulate opinions.“The campus climate resolution calls for more of a holistic approach; what it really wants is an integrated form of ethnic studies,” Thorpe said. “Instead of pigeonholing diversity into one area or one class, it calls for interdisciplinary work to be done.”Panelists then took turns talking about some of the issues with diversity, discrimination and academics that USC and other universities face, starting with the move away from humanities courses. Viet Thanh Nguyen, an associate professor and interim chair in the Department of American Studies and Ethnicity, explained that over the past decades, enrollment in Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences has decreased, resulting in fewer students being exposed to courses focusing on ethnicity and diversity.“These courses are useful because they allow you to cultivate a critical and oppositional consciousness,” Nguyen said. “They allow you to connect the dots that people don’t want you to connect.”Ultimately, Nguyen and the other panelists hoped that students and the University would do more to promote ethnic studies on campus and elsewhere. Moira Turner, the director of USG Diversity Affairs, stressed its practical impact for students of all races, ethnicities and sexual orientations.“Life is diverse,” Turner said. “We shouldn’t show diverse perspectives as an add-on. We should show them because that’s reflective of what life actually is.”last_img read more