first_imgCredit: Berlyn PhotographyA US mega mansion nicknamed Billionaire has sold for $94 million – a whopping $156 million discount off its original listing price of $250 million. And in case you are wondering, that’s in US dollars so about $137.5 million in Aussie dollars. MORE NEWS: Ray White boss lists own home Earlier this year, News Corp Australia and a group of Brisbane real estate agents toured the jaw-dropping property, which comes with its own helipad, 40-seat movie theatre, candy wall, infinity pool, bespoke art installations, and Louis Vuitton-styled bowling alley. See, we were there! But back to Bel Air. Billionaire at 924 Bel Air Rd, Los Angeles, has sold for US$94 million USA. Source: www.realtor.comThe sprawling private residence, which was developed by handbag designer and real estate developer Bruce Makowsky, is located at 924 Bel Air Road in Los Angeles, and was once the most expensive house ever listed on the market in the US. Real estate developer Bruce Makowsky The US sale falls just short of Australia’s biggest ever residential sale – an incredible nine-bedroom penthouse in Sydney that just sold recently for more than $140 million.And last year, Australia had a $100 million sale of Lady Mary Fairfax’s property at Point Piper in Sydney to Atlassian co-founder Mike Cannon-Brookes. It also makes Brisbane’s most expensive house – 1 Leopard St at Kangaroo Point – look like spare change. It sold for $18.48 million in 2017 and is back on the market. RELATED: Take a look inside Brisbane’s most expensive house The riverfront mansion that set a new Brisbane auction record Located in the exclusive and gated Bel Air residential precinct, its neighbours include Beyonce, actor Salma Hayek, Hyatt Hotel heir Tony Pritzker, and French luxury goods magnate Francois Pinault. Beyonce throws shade at a woman talking to Jay ZAt the time, Williams & Williams Estates Group agent Rayni Williams said the property at was a rare, dream listing.“Extreme wealth from every industry settles in Bel Air,” Ms Williams said.Billionaire has 12 bedrooms and 21 bathrooms spread over four levels and 3500sq m of living space.Two of those bedrooms are OTT opulent master suites – the only two rooms that we were not permitted to photograph during the tour.We were told by the listing agents that they were the only spaces they wanted to keep “private” for the new owner.Regardless of who you are, rich new owner, I have seen inside your boudoir – and I might have poked around in the bedside tables. Source: www.realtor.comSo what else do you get for that mega price tag? Besides the house, which envokes some serious sensory overload on its own, you also get most of accessories and inclusions used to style the property.For example, there is a custom Etienne Moyat wall, a Yibai Liao oversized Leica camera sculpture and hand-carved honey onyx stone pieces.All up, there are over a hundred art installations and a huge collection of key pieces by some of the world’s most exclusive design houses, including a Hermes bag sculpture. Source: www.realtor.comThe two wine cellars inside the house also require a special mention as they both come fully stocked. Credit: Berlyn PhotographyThere is also a helipad conveniently located close to the home office for an easy commute, a 40-seat 4K Dolby Atmos James Bond-themed theatre which we got to experience first hand.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus11 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market11 hours agoMy ears are still ringing! Credit: Berlyn Photography Credit: Berlyn PhotographyThere is a four-lane bowling alley and a games area complete with authentic Teckell ping pong, foosball and pool tables, a massive candy wall, a bar that could rival a nightclub and a collection of rare cars and motorcycles. Credit: Berlyn Photography Credit: Berlyn PhotographyIn terms of technology, Billionaire has one of the world’s most advanced smart home systems, including a crocodile skin-lined elevator, a pop-up outdoor movie theatre and a whole-of-residence control system.Outside there is a swim-around jacuzzi, a huge infinity pool with a swim-up bar and waterfalls that have been designed to make the most of the 270 degree views. Source: www.realtor.comI have since done the numbers. There were 13 of us on the trip to the US in July so we could have each pitched in about US$7.4 million to buy Billionaire.But I would have had to work for another 104 years. And live to at least 140 years of age. Yeah, maybe not. Credit: Berlyn Photography Source: www.realtor.com *Samantha Healy is the Courier Mail and Quest real estate editor and was in the US for the Inman Connect conference in Las Vegas earlier this year. Broncos boss sells Brisbane home for eye-watering pricelast_img read more

first_imgILOILO City – A woman was nabbed for issuingbouncing checks in Barangay Jalandoni Estate-Lapuz, La Paz district. The suspect was detained in the lockup cell ofthe La Paz police station, facing charges for violation of Batas Pambansa 22,the law penalizing the making or drawing and issuance of a check withoutsufficient fund or credit.Thecourt recommended a bail bond worth P2,000 for Aquino’s temporary liberty./PN The 40-year-old Sharon Aquino of BarangayJereos, La Paz was caught on the strength of an arrest warrant around 10:40a.m. on Sept. 16, a police report showed.last_img read more

first_imgSen. Braun (center) with staff from The Reservation.Batesville and Milan, IN — Senator Mike Braun stopped in Batesville and Milan on Tuesday as part of his yearly tour to visit all 92 counties in Indiana to listen to Hoosiers about his work for them in the Senate.Senator Braun sat down with Batesville Superintendent Paul Ketcham and State Senator Jean Leising to discuss Batesville Community School Corporation’s (BCSC) plan to safely reopen to students and how important it is for kids to get back to school safely this fall.Senator Mike Braun’s stop in Milan on Tuesday was to visit The Reservation Restaurant to discuss how coronavirus restrictions have affected the community restaurant industry, how Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans helped the business stay afloat during the pandemic, and the measures they are taking to have a safe and healthy reopening. Paul Ketcham, Sen. Braun, and State Sen. Jean Leising at the BCSC office.last_img read more

first_img “I come out the airport at the lights and Nicky Butt (a former team-mate and one of Giggs’ coaching assistants) just pulled up next to me and I’m thinking ‘I can’t let Butty know that I’ve just been crying’ so I just give him a little wave and looked the other way and waited for the lights to go green. “It sounds stupid now but it’s just not me, it’s just not me at all. “Driving home from the airport was a release, it was a sort of strange feeling knowing that I didn’t have to come in tomorrow and that it’s a new beginning and it’s exciting. “For the first time in my career it’s going into what is going to be a different season, a different summer.” Giggs still has regrets about his final season as a player at Old Trafford but has none about stepping into the manager’s position, albeit briefly. “It’s been a difficult year playing-wise, (I’ve) not enjoyed the results and the playing so have I contributed? Not as much as I have done previously,” added the former Wales winger. “If I’d have retired last year I’d have gone out on a high: it was the 20th title and everything would have been rosy, but life isn’t like that. “I took the manager’s job without hesitation because who turns the chance of managing Manchester United down? “For 20 years Sir Alex used to say ‘wait until all you lot are managers and you’ll find out how hard it is to pick a team, to leave good players out’, and I was just sat there going ‘Yeah, yeah, yeah, whatever’. “And it’s like having your first baby, you can prep as much as you can but until it comes down to actually living it day in, day out, you can never prepare for it.” Giggs’ wife Stacey noticed a significant change once he took the reins from Moyes. “I did worry a little bit, because I just thought, ‘Oh God, here we go, all the pressure, stress’, but to be fair it hasn’t been that bad,” she said. “The only change is he’s not sat on his a*** watching telly all afternoon.” The final word went to Ferguson, who paid tribute to Giggs’ longevity and contribution to the club. “If you asked me the three or four best players in United’s history, Giggs is definitely one, absolutely no doubt. You can argue with the rest,” said the Scot. Giggs will be the Dutchman’s assistant and intends to get as much out of the role as he can as he takes his first steps into coaching after calling time on his playing career. “I met Louis and the meeting went really well, I liked him instantly and I’m looking forward to working with him and learning from him,” said Giggs in the ITV documentary Life of Ryan: Caretaker Manager to be screened on Thursday night. “It’s been a whirlwind and I wouldn’t change it for the world. “It was just a brilliant experience and one that I thoroughly enjoyed will be all the better for next time it happens.” In the programme Giggs said he found his role as manager stressful and admits he shed tears after their final match of the season at Southampton. “We got off the plane at Manchester Airport and I was saying goodbye to the players, thanking them and potentially saying goodbye to a lot of players for the last time,” he added. “I’m not an emotional man – well, I didn’t think I was – but my car was parked right outside and I thought ‘I need to get in my car here’. I could feel myself getting emotional. “So I get in my car and I just started crying, started getting really emotional and I think it was just a mixture of what I’ve just said, saying goodbye to people for maybe the last time and the pressure that I put myself under. The 40-year-old Welshman took charge of the club’s final four matches of the season after David Moyes was sacked 10 months after succeeding Sir Alex Ferguson. There were calls for Giggs, who made a record 963 appearances for United, to be given the job full-time but the Old Trafford hierarchy opted for the experience of current Holland boss Louis van Gaal. Ryan Giggs believes his experience as Manchester United’s short-term interim manager was good preparation “for the next time it happens”. Press Associationlast_img read more

first_imgFor Adams, her next goal is to make the USC community more aware of PERIOD and the issues it stands for.  Despite these obstacles, the event created a space for those involved with the cause to connect with one another and gain inspiration. However, the two students said organizing the rally was not easy.  Yet, attendees were aware that the rally was in no way the final step on the road toward successfully destigmatizing menstrual health.  Pratap, a junior majoring in neuroscience, and Florez and Adams, sophomores majoring in narrative studies and media arts and practice, respectively, were connected through PERIOD, an organization committed to spreading awareness of period poverty and the stigma around menstrual health.  “When we found out that L.A. was not going to be having a National Period Day rally, me, Faith and Kayla decided to team up and give it our all to make it happen,” Pratap said. “We all just combined our ideas together and we started just working for it. We had a ton of support from the PERIOD organization, so we ended up becoming the organizers and it just took off like that.”  PERIOD created National Period Day with the goal of having rallies in each of the 50 states organized by individuals in each state. “I think to help this [issue] is not just coming to a day like this,” said Xiaolin Li, chief development officer at Nannocare, an organization that creates menstrual products for women. “Whenever you have [period products] left that you don’t need, don’t waste them. Don’t throw them away, give them away. Somebody’s always gonna need it.center_img Donned in red, supporters of the menstrual movement rallied Saturday to recognize the inaugural National Period Day. The event, held in MacArthur Park, drew 40 attendees from throughout the Southern California community and was organized by USC students Kayla Adams, Athira Pratap and Faith Florez.  “I think menstruation is a pretty stigmatized topic. It’s not really brought up among people regularly in conversation, and there are many menstruators who are struggling to address their period,” said Tina Wang, a junior at UC Riverside and president of UCR’s PERIOD chapter. “I think it’s just really important to support this day and bring awareness to those menstruators and provide them with the resources they need to support themselves while they’re menstruating.” “The PERIOD organization’s mission is to address period poverty, and to address the stigma around periods in order to address that problem. Basically for those who don’t know what period poverty is, it’s the lack of access to menstrual products, particularly affecting different demographics,” Adams said. “Specifically, a lot of marginalized women don’t have access to these products, and so PERIOD’s mission is to be able to provide that at the different intersections of where they may be, whether that be schools, shelters and prisons as well.”  “I think the main problem was locking down the venue,” Pratap said. “We had to work with the city of L.A., and try to get that approved, and there were some problems until the last minute, but I think there are always going to be challenges with event organizing and planning.” Students and residents gathered at the National Period Day rally Saturday to push for better access to menstrual products. Three USC students helped plan the Southern California rally. (Photo courtesy of Kayla Adams) “You can only go so far … [with a rally],” Adams said. “I really want us to be able to be a recognized student organization at school and to start at the base level. I feel like there’s a really big disparity between USC and the outside community. There are a lot of initiatives, but being able to extend our efforts to the outside community, as far as menstrual products to the women in our community, in whatever capacity we can, could definitely be something that we would be interested in and should be doing.”last_img read more

first_imgMillsap, 33, is averaging 13.6 points and 7.0 rebounds in 25 games this season while shooting a career-high 40.0 percent from 3-point range.The four-time All-Star ranks fifth on the Nuggets in scoring and second in rebounding. NBA free agency news: Nuggets sign Nick Young, waive Brandon Goodwin The loss of Millsap is just the latest blow for Denver. Michael Porter Jr., Isaiah Thomas, Will Barton and Gary Harris are dealing with or have dealt with injuries this season. To bolster the battered roster, the Nuggets signed veteran guard Nick Young to an undisclosed deal on Monday. Related News Paul Millsap will be missing in action until 2019.According to The Athletic, the Nuggets forward is expected to be sidelined four to six weeks with a broken big toe in his right foot.center_img Nuggets guard Monte Morris told reporters after Friday’s loss to the Hornets that Millsap had the broken toe, but the team was still determining a timetable for his return. Nuggets F Paul Millsap has broken toe on right foot, report sayslast_img read more