A slice of Southeast Asian paradise on the Gold Coast

first_imgOutdoor entertaining, tick. A resort-style pool, yes please!The opulent mega mansion at 122 Commodore Drive is grand but maintains a sense of tranquilly and calmness with a tropical touch. Gold Coast city skyline views, a waterfront position, porte cochere entry and luxurious finishes add to the appeal. MORE NEWS: Sellers lose out as buyers bag bargains Feeling Zen already? MORE NEWS: House deposit could buy this whole property Even the bathrooms are divine.Ms Houston is selling the holiday home as her and her husband’s time is focused in Sydney and the size of the house is surplus to their needs. Kollosche director Michael Kollosche, who is marketing the property, said the house was meticulously finished.“The calibre of refurbishment they did on this home is one of the best I have ever seen,” he said. “It has a really great ambience.” Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:51Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:51 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD576p576p432p432p270p270pAutoA, 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 Rate1xFullscreenStarting your hunt for a dream home00:51 Welcome to paradise at 122 Commodore Drive.SEARCHING for your inner Zen? This three-storey Paradise Waters mansion will turn your daydreams of a luxury getaway to Southeast Asia into an everyday reality. Lush tropical gardens, a resort-style pool and five-star hotel-quality bedrooms with ensuites create a relaxed holiday vibe throughout.center_img The house has had a $5 million makeover.Ms Houston, who decorated the house herself, said the fixtures and fittings were imported from all over the world.“I don’t think the Gold Coast has seen this quality, we haven’t skimped on anything,” she said. “It’s quite glamorous and is an entertainer’s house but when you walk in you feel comfortable — it feels like home.“It’s understated elegance.” 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 agoWelcome home.The owner, Frances Houston, purchased the property in 2010 and spent almost two years and $5 million renovating it with her husband.The makeover — by architect Iain Halliday of Sydney -based firm Burley Katon Halliday — saw the luxury waterfront home named the Gold Coast winner of the Queensland Master Builders Association 2012 award for a renovation/remodelling project worth more than $1 million.“After living in Asia for many years I wanted a home that was really Zen and tropical,” Ms Houston said. “We lived in Phuket for many years and we had a lot of artefacts and memories of Thailand that I wanted to incorporate into the design to give a feeling of living in the tropics.“It has such a beautiful calmness.” The property was taken off the market in February, but Kollosche has relisted the mansion in a renewed marketing push. The four-bedroom, five-bathroom house is now listed via an expressions of interest campaign with offers closing on July 29. Maybe a personal chef for the kitchen would ramp up the holiday vibe.last_img read more

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McConalogue calls for immediate appointment of Autism therapist for Inishowen

first_imgDeputy Charlie McConalogue has called on the Minister for Health and HSE to immediately appoint an Autism Therapist for Inishowen, describing the delay in making such an appointment an absolute disgrace.Deputy McConalogue had been informed during the summer that recruitment for the vacant post was ‘under way,’ but to date, no appointment has been made.He commented, “This is a vital service and one that impacts hugely on many young people and their families in Inishowen. It is absolutely disgraceful that it is now 17 months since the previous therapist left their job and yet the post still hasn’t been filled. “When I raised the matter in the Dáil in June, I was informed that the vacant Autism Therapist post in Disability Services had been approved and the recruitment process was under way.“Four months has passed since I last raised the matter and I was told the recruitment process was under way and still no appointment has been made. That’s four more months that families have had to do without this holistic person-centred vital service and 17 months in total that they’ve had to do without.“The people who are impacted by this are the children on the autism spectrum and their families and they have waited long enough. After waiting for 17 months there can be no more delays and I will be asking the Minister and the HSE to get a new Autism Therapist appointed immediately so this vital service can be restored,” Deputy McConalogue concluded.McConalogue calls for immediate appointment of Autism therapist for Inishowen was last modified: November 12th, 2019 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:autismdeputy charlie mcconaloguedonegalInishowenlast_img read more

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Undefeated Huskies in for toughest test of season

first_imgThe Fortuna boys basketball team added another win to their undefeated record with an 83-48 win over Analy in the first round of the Windsor Holiday Classic Wednesday night. Zac Claus lead the way for his Huskies in the win with 27 points — thanks to an 8-11 night from a 3-point land. Bradley Willis threw in a double-double with 16 points and 11 boards and Donald Willis contributed 15 points in the win.The win was the first break out performance for Claus in 2018. His head coach Tony Miles …last_img

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‘We’re going to the playoffs this year’: Khris Davis’ walk-off walk against Rangers instills confidence in Athletics clubhouse

first_imgKhris Davis chooses his words wisely. And it was with brief conviction following his walk-off walk that secured the A’s (60-47) 6-5 win over the Texas Rangers that he made a bold declaration.“I like where we’re at,” he said “We’re going to the playoffs this year.”The statement fit the sentiment that settled on the home team’s clubhouse. The win split the series 2-2, the two-win streak indicative of how this A’s team battles back. Sunday’s finale, too.“That whole game felt like a fist fight,” …last_img

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Poverty summit gets experts thinking

first_imgRory Brooks is the founder of the Brooks World Poverty Institute which researches methods to reduce and eradicate poverty. (Image: Ray Maota) The inaugural Global Poverty Summit has given experts in global poverty reduction a platform to deliberate on ways in which poverty can be alleviated throughout the world. The summit was held at Turbine Hall in Newtown, Johannesburg, from 17 -19 January 2011 and is the brainchild of businessman Dr Rory Brooks of the Brooks World Poverty Institute (BWPI), based at the University of Manchester.At the summit, 50 experts on the subject of poverty discussed whether the World Trade Organisation’s Doha Development Agenda talks will be able to reduce poverty in developing countries.Also on the agenda were the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) of the UN Development Programme. These are a set of goals endorsed in 2000 by nations around the world in an attempt to reduce global poverty by 2015.Brooks said: “Over the last decade, the plight of the poor has come under the microscope and talking about ways to reduce it, is the first step to its reduction.”He added that when funding research into global poverty eradication strategies, it’s vital that the research is able to go on and influence policy, which ultimately produces improved outcomes.“This is why we felt it was important to support this Global Poverty Summit in Johannesburg,” he said.BWPI research director Rorden Wilkinson said: “Johannesburg is a good example of the stark inequalities within the city. That’s why we chose to host the summit here.”Speakers at the summit included Nobel economics laureate Professor Joseph Stiglitz; Dr Supachai Panitchpakdi, secretary-general of the UN Conference on Trade and Development; and David Hulme, professor of development studies at the University of Manchester.Millennium Development GoalsIn 2000 world leaders signed the Millennium Declaration from which eight MDGs were drawn. Leaders accepted collective responsibility to reduce poverty in their own countries as well as globally.The MDGs are:to eradicate extreme poverty and hungerachieve universal primary educationpromote gender equality and empower womenreduce child mortalityimprove maternal healthcombat HIV/Aids, malaria and other diseasesensure environmental sustainabilitydevelop a global partnership for development.“The MDGs have been a success because they have provided the moral underpinning and have catalysed collective action,” said Hulme. “It is vital that we all continue to strive to meet the targets set out in the MDGs, but the MDGs represent a bare minimum of what needs to be done to reduce poverty and halt the growth in inequality.”At the summit, delegates reached a consensus that for MDGs to succeed, especially in Africa, it was necessary to establish national plans specific to individual countries.Trade talksDiscussing the impact of the Doha round of talks on food security, delegates endorsed a proposal that countries should have the right to implement measures to combat food price volatility.“The Doha Development Agenda negotiations started a decade ago but they have yet to bring any meaningful contribution to reducing poverty,” said Stiglitz. “It is time to bring the talks to a close, but successfully doing so requires courage and sacrifice by the rich countries. They’ve got to accept that they are going to have to pay for the change.”Wilkinson said: “No industrial country got to where it is today without significant state intervention. Global trade negotiations need to recognise this reality.”The delegates also came to the conclusion that trade rules cannot be applied equally to rich and poor countries, but that there should be provision for countries at different stages of development.For example, developed countries could grant duty-free and quota-free access to their markets for least developed countries, and these developed countries could also boost the export capacity of lesser countries through trade assistance.Other topics under discussion included intellectual property rights and agriculture.The Brooks World Poverty InstituteEstablished in 2006, the Brooks World Poverty Institute is based at the University of Manchester, where Rory Brooks graduated in 1975 with a bachelor’s degree in management sciences.BWPI founder Brooks also runs MML Capital, an investment firm which has invested over US$1.4-billion (R9.8-billion) in more than 70 emerging companies across Europe and the US.Brooks and his wife Elizabeth support various causes, including the Institute of Cancer Research in London.BWPI aims to create and share knowledge that will help eradicate poverty and inequality in the North and South; and to bring about change in international policies that foster poverty.last_img read more

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Uber fires head of self-driving division during Google’s lawsuit

first_imgIT Trends of the Future That Are Worth Paying A… For Self-Driving Systems, Infrastructure and In… David Curry Uber fired the head of its self-driving unit, Anthony Levandowski on Thursday. He has been accused of stealing trade secrets from Google’s self-driving division, Waymo, in 2014 when he left the company.Levandowski contract with Uber was terminated after he failed to supply the court with information requested, according to The New York Times. Uber has been quick to confirm the removal and reaffirm that its self-driving division did not use stolen information from Waymo.See Also: Ford spends billions to meet ambitious self-driving goalWaymo filed a lawsuit against Uber a few months after the ride-sharing giant acquired Otto, the self-driving truck startup founded by Levandowski after he left Google.It accuses Levandowski of stealing thousands of trade secrets, including proprietary data on Waymo’s Lidar system. In a court session, Waymo showed a timeline of events that claimed Uber’s CEO Travis Kalanick and Levandowski discussed a possible acquisition before Otto left stealth, hinting at collusion between the company and Levandowski.Probably doesn’t change muchWaymo has already filed a separate lawsuit against Levandowski, so the removal of the employee may do little to deter the Uber lawsuit. A few weeks ago, the company was denied a chance to settle the lawsuit in private arbitration.A public trial may be the next step or Waymo may force Uber to settle on rough terms.In the meantime, the judge may force Uber to halt its self-driving program, while the lawsuit is active. A preliminary injunction has already been filed and if Waymo were to win the lawsuit, it could call for a ban of the program indefinitely.It is one of the most explosive trials in Silicon Valley and sure to scare off engineers that may be planning to make a similar gamble on a startup. Tags:#Anthony Levandowski#Autonomous#driverless#Google#Internet of Things#IoT#lawsuit#Self-Driving#Silicon Valley#Uber#Waymo center_img Related Posts Break the Mold with Real-World Logistics AI and… 5 Ways IoT can Help to Reduce Automatic Vehicle…last_img read more

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PH goal scorer Cubon hurt but will be ready for Indonesia

first_imgHotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo “I was just very happy that I helped the Philippines win,” said Cubon of his first international goal.He also played for the AFC 23-under in Cambodia where the Philippines narrowly lost, 1-0.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side “I felt my left foot sink on the pitch,” said Cubon in Filipino while munching a banana inside the team bus right after the Philippines routed Cambodia, 2-0, late Tuesday night in the Southeast Asian Games football competitions.The 22-year-old Hotel and Restaurant graduate from Far Eastern University said they were too used to synthetic turf back home that he felt the competition turf was way too soft.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games opening“We were celebrating after my goal. And then my feet sank. Then Cambodia made a counter,” said Cubon. “That’s when I felt pain.”The Davao Agilas defender said he would be ready when the team takes on Indonesia on Thursday. LATEST STORIES Football match between Cambodia and Philippines at Selayang Stadium during 29th SEA Games Kuala Lumpur 2017 on 15 August 2017. Photo by Dzulfadlil Azim / MASOCKUALA LUMPUR—After a silent, uneventful first half, the small Filipino crowd at Selayang Stadium suddenly erupted in jubilation after Reymart Cubon scored the first goal in the 52nd minute.That would include Cubon himself. He was jumping up and down with his teammates on the field that he literally hurt himself.ADVERTISEMENT Letran coach warns Lyceum: ‘We will destroy whoever gets in our way’ Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

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2015 ACC Tournament Bracket, Schedule, Analysis

first_imgACC tournament bracket for 2015 season.The 2015 ACC men’s basketball tournament is set to begin this Tuesday, March 10 and conclude on Saturday, March 14. It will take place at the Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro, NC. Here’s the bracket, along with the times for each game. Ticket information is available here. 2015acctourney(@LifeOfADukeFan)Every ACC Tournament game will be available on either ESPN or ESPN2, as well as the ACC Network. dukeFavorite: DukeVirginia clinched its second straight ACC regular season title after finishing 16-2 in conference play and 28-2 overall. The Cavaliers are a good bet to clinch a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament, and have perhaps the toughest defense in the nation, but right now it is hard to argue against Duke as the hottest team in the league. After a shaky (by Duke standards) 4-3 start in ACC play, the Blue Devils rattled off 11 straight wins to finish with a 15-3 conference record. Duke’s explosive offense hasn’t been held under 70 points since January, when it became one of only two teams to beat Virginia, knocking off the Hoos 69-63 in Charlottesville. Duke has the most talented post player in the country in Jahlil Okafor, a terrific guard combo in Quinn Cook and Tyus Jones, and a dynamic wing player in freshman Justise Winslow. There should also be plenty of Duke fans making the trip to Greensboro, which gives Coach K’s team a definitive edge over most ACC foes. ncstateSleeper: North Carolina StateIt is hard to get a read on the Wolfpack this season. Mark Gottfried’s team is capable of losing to the ACC’s bottom feeders (88-84 at Wake Forest, 79-63 at Boston College), but it also holds wins over Duke, Louisville, and North Carolina this season. The ‘Pack is coming off of a very nice season-ending win against Syracuse, defeating the Orange 71-57 in Raleigh. N.C. State enters the ACC Tournament as the No. 7 seed, and will face Pittsburgh, a team that it defeated 68-50 in early January, in its first game. With a win, the Wolfpack will have a chance to pick up a second win against Duke. N.C. State fans should also have a strong showing in Greensboro, as they did last year, when the Wolfpack made a run to the semi-finals, helping push the team off the bubble and into the NCAA Tournament. The Wolfpack are no lock for the Big Dance, and can help themselves with a good performance in Greensboro once again.last_img read more

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Nunavut accepts recommendations on infants death only first step

first_imgAPTN National NewsThe investigation into the death of a toddler in Cape Dorset is complete and the territorial government has been handed a number of recommendations to avoid a similar case.Makibi Timilak was three months old when he died in January 2012.His parent, who were worried about him, were told not to go to teh health centre.As APTN’s Kent Driscoll reports, having the territorial government accept the recommendations is only a first [email protected]last_img

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Mina Everton a great opportunity

first_imgLatest Everton signing Yerry Mina says he now has the opportunity to grasp a ‘great opportunity’ following his €30.2m transfer from Barcelona.The Colombian star and center-back signed a deal at Goodison Park and it will last until 2023. Mina also confirmed that he couldn’t resist the temptation of playing football in the Premier League.“I’ve watched the Premier League for a long time and it’s the best in the world, so this is a great opportunity for me and I’m looking forward to competing here,” Mina told Everton TV as quoted in Football Espana.Premier LeaguePremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…“I know all about the Everton players and I’m looking forward to playing with my new team.“I’ve spoken to the Coach a lot and know his passion for the club and determination to be a success. I’m also determined to do my best for Everton.”At the 2018 World Cup in Russia, Mina scored three goals for Colombia, all coming from headers off corner kicks. Mina did not play in Colombia’s opening 2–1 loss with Japan but started at centre back in each of Colombia’s remaining matches.last_img read more

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