Waterfront display apartment opens at Marina Concourse

first_imgSunland Group is another step closer in its transformation of the Royal Pines Marina, with the opening of the new display apartment at Marina Concourse.A STUNNING new display apartment at Marina Concourse has officially opened.Sunland Group is behind the development, which forms part of its transformation of the Royal Pines Marina.Sunland managing director Sahba Abedian said the three-bedroom, waterfront display apartment, furnished by King Living, offered a refined environment of comfort. Inside the display apartment. The bathroom.“The prestigious location, size, and north-facing orientation of the apartments within Marina Concourse have been a strong drawcard for the local market, particularly downsizers, who are seeking to enjoy the lifestyle benefits of the location without sacrificing space, quality or outlook,” Mr Abedian said. “At Marina Concourse, a selection of three-bedroom apartments span the entire width of the twin low-rise buildings to deliver north-facing waterfront views and 155sq m of living, with high ceilings and full-height windows to capture the stunning views of the marina and its landscaped surrounds.” One of the bedrooms.Prices start from $535,000 for a two-bedroom waterfront apartment, and from $799,000 for a three-bedroom waterfront apartment.Scheduled for completion in mid-2018, Marina Concourse is the final chapter of Sunland Group’s visionary master plan at Royal Pines in Benowa and will transform the marina into a vibrant new waterfront residential, retail and leisure complex More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach Northless than 1 hour ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa20 hours agoThe kitchen.last_img read more

Spanish priest dies of Ebola

first_img 45 Views   no discussions HealthInternationalLifestylePrint Spanish priest dies of Ebola by: – August 12, 2014 A health worker examines patients for Ebola inside a screening tent, at the Kenema Government Hospital situated in the Eastern Province around 300 km, (186 miles), from the capital city of Freetown in Kenema, Sierra Leone.MADRID, Spain (AP) — A Spanish missionary priest being treated for Ebola died Tuesday in a Madrid hospital amid a worldwide debate over who should get experimental Ebola treatments.After a meeting with medical experts, the World Health Organization declared it is ethical to use unproven Ebola drugs and vaccines in the current outbreak in West Africa provided the right conditions are met. Its statement, however, sidestepped the key questions of who should get the limited drugs and how that should be decided.Two more experimental Ebola treatments were reportedly heading Tuesday to Liberia to be used on two infected doctors — the first Africans to receive the untested drug.The UN health agency says 1,013 people have died so far in the Ebola outbreak in West Africa and authorities have recorded 1,848 suspected or confirmed cases. The killer virus, spread by direct contact with bodily fluids like blood, diarrhea and vomit, was detected in Guinea in March and has since spread to Sierra Leone, Liberia and possibly Nigeria.Two Americans and reportedly the Spanish priest who died had gotten an experimental Ebola treatment never tested in humans. But the vast majority of Ebola victims have been Africans, and some have protested that their citizens are not getting access to the novel drugs.“We can’t afford to be passive while many more die,” said Aisha Dab, a Senegalese-Gambian journalist who was tweeting using the hashtag “GiveUsTheSerum.” ”That’s why we raise our voice for the world to hear us.”The Spanish missionary, 75-year-old Miguel Parajes, died in Madrid’s Carlos III Hospital, the hospital and his order said. The hospital would not confirm that he had been treated with the drug, but his order and Spain’s Health Ministry said earlier that he would be. His body will be cremated Wednesday to avoid any further public health risks, the hospital said.Parajes had worked for the San Juan de Dios hospital order, a Spain-based Catholic humanitarian group, and had been helping to treat people with Ebola in Liberia when he became ill and was evacuated.WHO decided it is ethical to use experimental treatments and vaccines in an ongoing outbreak even though there’s no evidence yet that these experimental drugs can actually help fight Ebola — and it is possible they could be harmful. Still, this outbreak has had about a 50 percent death rate, according to the U.N., adding urgency to the search for a treatment.“In the particular circumstances of this outbreak and provided certain conditions are met, the panel reached consensus that it is ethical to offer unproven interventions with as yet unknown efficacy and adverse effects, as potential treatment or prevention,” the agency said.The panel said “more detailed analysis and discussion” are needed to decide how to achieve fair distribution in communities and among countries, since there is an extremely limited supply of the experimental drugs and vaccines.WHO also said the world had “a moral duty” to properly collect evidence about the untested treatment’s safety and effectiveness in a proper scientific trial.West African nations are struggling to control both the deadly outbreak and the fear it has engendered. Most airlines flying in and out of the Liberian capital of Monrovia have suspended flights amid the unprecedented health crisis.The Ivory Coast, which shares borders with Liberia and Guinea, banned direct flights from those countries and said it would increase health inspections at its borders.Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf suspended all travel by executive branch officials for one month on Tuesday. She also ordered those already abroad to return home within a week “or be considered as abandoning their jobs,” according to a statement.A UK-based public relations firm representing Liberia said the experimental Ebola treatment would be arriving within the next 48 hours to treat the two Liberian physicians.“The two doctors gave their consent, themselves being medical professionals, for the drug to be administered,” the statement said. “The drugmaker has agreed to supply a sufficient amount of this drug only for these two patients.”Turkey’s health ministry, meanwhile, said a passenger from Nigeria was hospitalized Tuesday after arriving at Istanbul airport with a high fever. It said medical workers did not know if she had Ebola but were taking precautions. The Turkish Airlines plane, which was supposed to travel onto Barcelona, was being disinfected.Associated Presslast_img read more

Beware of dangerous Jaguars, Hope warns

first_imgPORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — Newly appointed Trinidad and Tobago Red Force captain Kyle Hope says last weekend’s comprehensive win in the Regional four-day championship has lifted the confidence levels of his side but has warned them to beware of the dangerous Guyana Jaguars whom they clash with starting here today.Red Force trounced a hapless Windward Islands Volcanoes by 172 runs to break a run of poor form and haul themselves off the bottom of the standings into fourth spot.But Hope, who led Red Force for the first time last weekend, said he was under no illusions about the size of the task coming up against Jaguars.“The team is in high spirits after the win against the Windward Islands Volcanoes, but we understand that the Guyana Jaguars will be a completely different challenge,” the Barbadian pointed out.He added: “I am expecting another competitive game. Guyana are currently on a high and have been playing good cricket in the Four-Day format for quite some time.“However, a few of our guys have been coming into form with the bat and ball and once we execute on the field we will give ourselves the best chance of winning.”Not only did Hope make a winning start to his captaincy tenure but the victory also coincided with the right-hander’s maiden first class hundred.The innings – an unbeaten 105 in the second innings – helped Red Force set Volcanoes a massive 375 to win.Hope said the handsome victory spoke volumes about how the squad had embraced him as the new captain.“The team has been responding well to me being named skipper. I think the game against the Windward Islands is a good indication of the team’s response to my elevation as captain as well as the unity of our squad,” he noted.“Coming from the position we were in at the beginning of that game and to pull off such a victory speaks well for our dressing room.“After not having the best first half to the season, getting a win under our belt was a great confidence-booster. All praises must go to the team.”Two-time defending champions Jaguars, who trounced Jamaica Scorpions in Kingston, top the standings with 84.8 points with Scorpions second on 73 points.Barbados Pride’s win over Leeward Islands Hurricanes in Bridgetown left them third on 68 points with Red Force fourth on 53.6 points.last_img read more

Egypt’s Top Goalkeeper Withdraws from Friendly with Nigeria

first_imgAfter the withdrawal of Mohamed Salah from the Pharaohs squad to take on the Super Eagles in an international friendly in Asaba next week Tuesday, Entag El-Harby’s goalkeeper, Amer Amer has also withdrawn from the game due to injury.Amer was a late call up by coach Javier Aguire to the Pharaohs who have qualified for the AFCON 2019 they are hosting in June. The clash with the Super Eagles is more of a warm up game after weekend’s dead-rubber AFCON qualifier away trip to Niger.The 32 year-old goalkeeper suffered the knock during a training session at the Borg El-Arab Stadium yesterday with 18 players in attendance. Mohamed Salah The inform goalkeeper was in line to make his international debut after his exceptional performances for Entag El-Harby this season, which saw him start every game for the military club, in which he kept six clean sheets.He becomes the second goalkeeper to miss the March internationals through injury after Al Wehda’s Mohamed Awad, who sustained a calf injury while playing for his club last month.Despite the two absentees, the Pharaohs are not expected to face any problems in the goalkeeping area with Zamalek’s Mahmoud Gennesh, Ahmed El-Shennawy of Pyramids, and Smouha’s Mahmoud Abou-Gabal also in the group.Since the retirement of Pharaohs’ legendary safe hands, El Hadary, after the World Cup in Russia, Egypt has been on the search for another goalkeeper to fill the vacuum.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more