Holiday every day in these bargain buys units on the Queensland coast

first_imgUranganMore from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home3 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor3 hours agoThe two-bedroom apartment with private balcony and in a complex of pools, tennis courts and a children’s playground sold tenanted for $310 per week.If you could imagine yourself sitting on the balcony every morning and are kicking yourself that you missed out on this beauty, then check out these three units we found that offer the best of Hervey Bay living. UranganThe dual key apartment is right next door to the heated lagoon pool with marina views.The two apartments provide two potential rents with the one-bedroom apartment renting out for $270pw and the hotel room renting out for $210pw, a potential $480pw in rental income, well and truly paying for its own mortgage. This unit with a stunning marina outlook sold today for $200,000 in Urangan, Hervey Bay. The perfect place to holiday every day.THE school holiday feels are kicking in with everyone seeking out some sunshine, and what better place to get that holiday feeling than from your own unit on the Queensland coast.This unit at 17 Buccaneer Drive, Urangan sold today for $200,000 with stunning views to enjoy your morning coffee or to kick back with your afternoon bevy.center_img Urangan 17/1 Shell Street is on the market for just $65,000. It’s a one-bedroom unit right on the water, surrounded by 10 acres of tropical reserve in sanctuary lakes.Or if you can stretch your budget you could pick up this two-bedroom unit at number 32/1 Shell Street with gross rent yields of 16.12 per cent.But if a luxury holiday apartment is what you’re after then this gorgeous unit at 108 and 109 Mantra Res Buccaneer Drive for $290,000 is the answer.last_img read more

Medicinal cannabis not proven in mental health, study finds

first_imgReuters 29 October 2019Family First Comment: “Cannabinoids are often advocated as a treatment for various mental health conditions. (But) clinicians and consumers need to be aware of the low quality and quantity of evidence … and the potential risk of adverse events.”Evidence is weak for whether medicinal cannabis treatments can relieve mental illnesses such as anxiety, depression and psychosis, and doctors should prescribe them with great caution, researchers said on Monday.In a review of scientific studies that analyzed the impact of medicinal cannabinoids on six mental health disorders, the researchers found “a lack of evidence for their effectiveness.”Their findings have important implications for countries such as the United States, Australia, Britain and Canada, where medical cannabis is being made available for patients with certain illness, said Louisa Degenhardt, a drug and alcohol expert at Australia’s University of New South Wales in Sydney.“There is a notable absence of high-quality evidence to properly assess the effectiveness and safety of medicinal cannabinoids … and until evidence from randomized controlled trials is available, clinical guidelines cannot be drawn up around their use in mental health disorders,” she said as her results were published in The Lancet Psychiatry journal.Despite a lack of clinical trial evidence, anecdotally some military veterans and others who suffer post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression and anxiety say they have found cannabis helpful in easing some of their symptoms. Other conditions cannabis is used for include nausea, epilepsy, and traumatic brain injury, but this study did not examine its impact on those.READ MORE: up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.last_img read more

Vatican takes legal action over pope-imam kissing ad

first_img Sharing is caring! Tweet 35 Views   no discussions Share FaithLifestyle Vatican takes legal action over pope-imam kissing ad by: – November 17, 2011center_img The campaign – showing leaders kissing one another on the mouth – aims to “battle the culture of hate”The Vatican says it is taking legal action over the use of an ad showing Pope Benedict kissing a leading imam as part of a Benetton advertising campaign.The Vatican move comes despite an announcement by the Italian clothing company that it was pulling the ad. The ad, with its doctored image, is part of a global advertising campaign.It consists of photo montages of political and religious leaders kissing each other on the mouth.A statement said the Vatican had told its lawyers in Italy and around the world to “take the proper legal measures” to stop the use of the photo, even in the media. It was not clear from the statement if the Vatican intended to sue Benetton directly for damages. ‘Absurd’The Vatican statement said the ad was “damaging to not only to dignity of the pope and the Catholic Church but also to the feelings of believers”. A spokesman for Egypt’s al-Azhar institute, whose grand imam was pictured kissing the pope, described the advertisement as “irresponsible and absurd”.The spokesman, Mahmud Azab, told the French news agency AFP that the ad was so absurd that the institution was “still hesitating as to whether it should issue a response”.On Wednesday, Benetton pulled the ad showing Pope Benedict XVI kissing Egypt’s Ahmed el Tayyeb, imam of the al-Azhar mosque in Cairo, after the Vatican launched a strong protest.Other ads in the campaign feature US President Barack Obama kissing Chinese President Hu Jintao, and French President Nicolas Sarkozy with German Chancellor Angela Merkel.In an initial protest on Wednesday, Vatican spokesman Federico Lombardi called the Benetton ad an “absolutely unacceptable use of the image of the Holy Father, manipulated and exploited in a publicity campaign with commercial ends.“This shows a grave lack of respect for the pope, an offence to the feelings of believers, a clear demonstration of how publicity can violate the basic rules of respect for people by attracting attention with provocation,” his statement said.Shock adsA large banner of the image showing the pope kissing the imam was hung from a bridge near the Vatican on Wednesday morning but later removed.But on Thursday morning the picture was still in the window of a shop near Rome’s Trevi Fountain, one of the most popular tourist sites in Rome. The photo montage was still widely available on the internet on Thursday morning. “We are sorry that the use of an image of the pontiff and the imam should have offended the sensibilities of the faithful in this way,” Benetton said in a statement.The purpose of the ad campaign, Benetton said in a statement, “was solely to battle the culture of hate in all its forms”.Benetton is no stranger to shock ad campaigns.Previous controversial images it has used include death row inmates, a nun kissing a priest and a man dying of Aids.BBC News Share Sharelast_img read more

ICT road show successful-Bernadette Lewis

first_img Sharing is caring! Tweet LocalNews ICT road show successful-Bernadette Lewis by: – January 18, 2012 30 Views   no discussions Secretary General of the Caribbean Telecommunications Union, Bernadette Lewis An organizer of the second leg of the ICT Roadshow in Dominica has hailed the event a major success.The event was officially launched in Dominica on Monday and will come to an end later today.Secretary General of the Caribbean Telecommunications Union Bernadette Lewis told an interview with Dominica Vibes News on Wednesday that the event is designed to raise the awareness of the transformative power of Information Communication Technology (ICT) and how they it be incorporated into every endeavor.“You cannot just continue doing what you have been doing for the last fifty years. It calls for innovation,” she explained.Several activities were held today; they include tele-health, tele-medicine, a youth forum, ICT in tourism marketing, security, Intellectual property rights and the official launch of educational software.Lewis also made particular mention of the concerns raised in the area of cyber crime which is a more difficult area to deal with.“The thing about cyber security is that it is not something that you can see. You may get your bank statement and when you balance it you realize that it is five cents short. You may not make an issue because to you it’s just five cents, however when you calculate that by thousands of people, it is a sizeable amount. People are using computer networks to commit crime. The revenues generated from cyber crime exceeds those of drug trafficking.”According to Lewis, the CTU has a “responsibility to point to the risks and to provide the information that will enable them to establish a cyber security framework that helps in the enforcement”.Dominica Vibes Newscenter_img Share Share Sharelast_img read more

Done deal: Sheffield Wednesday sign Man City youngster Dele-Bashiru

first_imgSheffield Wednesday have completed the signing of Fisayo Dele-Bashiru from Manchester City. The 19-year-old is a box to box midfielder from the City academy. He has been with the City Blues since the age of eight, but will now play for Wednesday next season and beyond. He was in the same youth team as Eric Garcia and Phil Foden. Dele-Bashiru told “I’m honoured to sign for Sheffield Wednesday and I’m excited to be here.Advertisement “I’m at an age now where I want to be playing first team football and I am confident it will fall into place for me here. “I know there are other players in the same position but competition for places is a positive. read also:Fisayo Dele-Bashiru weighing up Man City future “My game is about power, strength and pace, I like to go box to box and I like taking on a shot too. “The manager has shown a desire to bring me to the club and that means a lot. He has a good CV and I’m sure this is the right platform for me at this stage of my career.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… center_img Promoted ContentTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them7 Reasons It’s Better To Be A Vegan7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?6 Most Breathtaking Bridges In The WorldIs This 1921 Cartoon The First Ever Meme?7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterA Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This Day7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The Worldlast_img read more

Former corrections officer and three inmates arrested following battery investigation in jail

first_imgChyenne JarrettMadison, IN-Recently, Indiana State Police Detectives completed an investigation into a battery that occurred in July of 2019 in the Jefferson County Jail. The investigation resulted in the arrest of a former corrections officer and three inmates.The investigation by Indiana State Police-Versailles began in July 2019 when a battery between inmates at the Jefferson County Jail was referred to the Indiana State Police by the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office. The investigation determined that on July 29, 2019, Jefferson County Inmates Tyler W. Dukes, 32, and Jason T. Spicer, 34, battered another inmate in the laundry room of the Jefferson County Jail. The investigation further indicated that inmate Steven W. Oneal, age 30, assisted the other two in carrying out the battery.The investigation further revealed that Jefferson County Jail Captain Chyenne M. Jarrett, age 24, escorted the suspects to the area where the victim was located to allow the battery to take place. The investigation also determined that Jarrett confiscated drugs and drug paraphernalia from inmates in the jail and improperly stored the evidence in her desk without following standard procedures.Jarrett is no longer employed with the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office.At the conclusion of the investigation, the case was presented to a special prosecutor assigned to the case. As a result, Chyenne Jarrett was charged onTyler Dukesallegations of Official Misconduct and Aiding/Causing Battery. Tyler Dukes and Jason Spicer were both charged on an allegation of Battery. Steven Oneal was charged on an allegation of Aiding/Causing Battery. Steven Oneal Jason Spicerlast_img read more

O’Brien outlines Arc options

first_img Press Association Aidan O’Brien has four horses “in the mix” for the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe with running plans likely to be firmed up next week. O’Brien said: “At the moment we have in the mix Ruler Of The World, Leading Light, Camelot and Kingsbarns. Camelot will only run if the ground is good or better. “Leading Light will have to be supplemented and he will work next week before any decision is made. He’s lazy but is not short of class.” One-time Derby favourite Kingsbarns has had just one run since winning last year’s Racing Post Trophy, that when a heavily-eased last of six in the Irish Champion Stakes at Leopardstown. O’Brien said: “It would be a big call after Leopardstown and he’s also in the Champion Stakes at Ascot. “We have always thought the world of him, he seemed to bang his knees together crossing the road down the back straight at Leopardstown. Joseph (O’Brien) waited about a furlong to see if his action would come back but the race was over then and he looked after him.” O’Brien added that he was likely to be represented by Wonderfully in the Shadwell Fillies’ Mile at Newmarket on Friday but that Darwin and Cristoforo Colombo were set to bypass the Joel Stakes on the same card. center_img The Ballydoyle trainer is seeking a second Arc after Dylan Thomas in 2007, and at this stage can call on Ruler Of The World, Leading Light, Kingsbarns and Camelot, although ground conditions are crucial to the latter. Epsom Derby hero Ruler Of The World stated his case when narrowly beaten in the Prix Niel, while Queen’s Vase winner Leading Light landed the Ladbrokes St Leger at Doncaster to earn a possible supplementary entry for the Longchamp showpiece on October 6. last_img read more

Alonso joins Black Cats

first_img Press Association Fiorentina defender Marcos Alonso will join Sunderland on loan for the rest of the season on January 1. “I was looking for a player in that position on the left side and I hope he will help us and everybody will like him. “I am delighted that everything is agreed.” Alonso will become Poyet’s first signing since he replaced Paolo Di Canio at the helm in October. center_img The former Bolton full-back has completed a medical on Wearside and will officially join the Black Cats’ squad when the winter transfer window opens. Manager Gus Poyet said: “I can confirm Marcos is going to be with us for the rest of the season on loan from Fiorentina, which is something very important. last_img read more

ICC World Cup Indian selectors to ‘convince’ MS Dhoni to retire from international cricket: Reports

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, ICC World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. highlights New Delhi : After getting knocked out of ICC World Cup 2019, the men-in-blue are all set to gear up for bi-lateral series which is scheduled to begin on August 3. The team will to travel to West Indies for a full series comprising – two Tests, three ODIs and three T20Is. It is reported, that India’s wicket-keeper batsman Mahendra Singh Dhoni is likely to miss the series which surrounds speculations that the recently turned 38 is set to retire from International cricket. As per a report in Times of India, a source close to the BCCI said chief selector MSK Prasad will have ‘make or break’ talks with Dhoni and convince him to retire gracefully from international cricket. Dhoni quit Test cricket in 2014 and was playing only ODIs and T20Is over the last five years. He captained India in 200 ODIs, the last of which came in one match of the Asia Cup in 2018.“We’re surprised that he’s not done it so far. There are youngsters like Rishabh Pant waiting to grab their chances. As we saw in the World Cup, Dhoni isn’t the same batsman anymore. Despite coming in at No. 6 or 7, he was struggling to force the pace, and it was hurting the team,” the source was quoted as saying by Times of India.ALSO READ: Amidst retirement rumours, Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s absence from Windies tour confirmed: ReportsDhoni is not in the scheme of things for the 2020 World T20 in Australia was clear when he got dropped from two T20I squads against the West Indies and Australia last year. He was considered for the ODIs more because the World Cup was coming up and now with the mega tournament also out of the way, all are waiting for the man to leave with his head held high.“I don’t think he’s in the selectors’ plan for the 2020 T20 World Cup too. He must quit international cricket gracefully. He isn’t an automatic pick any more,” the source added. While the image of a crestfallen Dhoni took Indians back by 23 years when Vinod Kambli had a similar heartbreak in yet another semi-final that India had lost, the question about Dhoni’s future has gained prominence after a temporary emotional burst out of the fans.With MS Dhoni hasn’t made a final call on his retirement, the ball shift in selector’s court as how they wish to treat the Indian hero.center_img MS Dhoni scored fifty against New Zealand in semi-final. India will play their next bi-lateral series against West Indies. The World Cup T20 is set to begin next year in November. last_img read more

Lagos SWAN Salutes Ambode for Rescuing Stranded Nigerian from Russia

first_imgThe leadership of the Lagos State Chapter of Sports Writers Association of Nigeria has heaped encomium on the Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode for rescuing 50 stranded Nigerians who went to Russia for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.In a statement issued by Lagos SWAN, Chairman, Debo Oshundun, the association said the recent gesture by Ambode who is the association’s Grand Patron has not only impacted 50 people’s lives but has sent a strong message to the global community.“This is a noble gesture which is worthy of emulation . We cannot thank his Excellency enough for coming to the rescue of these Nigerians who were victims of dubious traveling agents.” “Governor Ambode’s latest action has again demonstrated his quality leadership which has continued to reflect in the vast level of development in the last 3 years since he took over.”Lagos SWAN said that with the global community’s attention on the World Cup, Nigeria could not afford to have its image dented by such unfortunate situation which many would readily have described as an attempt to illegally migrate to Europe.“We cannot thank Ambode enough for another display of quality leadership and saving the country and its people from another round of global embarrassment.”The association seized the opportunity to task other public office holders and government officials to emulate the Ambode administration in rebranding the image of Nigeria through noble acts like this.Similarly, Lagos SWAN also commended the State Government for bringing the just concluded FIFA World Cup closer to the people of Lagos through the establishment of 8 viewing centers across Lagos state.The viewing centers in Surulere, Lagos Island, Alimosho, Ajegunle, Mushin, Epe, Ikorodu and Badagry according to Lagos SWAN was another good initiative which once again showed how responsive the state government is to the yearnings of its people.While praising him for bringing the once-in-four years event closer to the people which provided unquantifiable business opportunities for small and medium scale owners around these 8 locations, Lagos SWAN tasked LASG not to rest on its oars in turning the state to a modern mega city.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more