Five dead in fire caused by gas canister explosion in North Sumatra

first_img“Four victims were found in a bedroom on the second floor and another victim was found in a bathroom on the first floor,” Josua said.He further stated that the firefighters struggled to put out the fire as explosions kept occurring from inside the building.Angga, a local resident, said that he heard an explosion coming from the house prior to the fire.”I heard an explosion sound and saw fire burst out from the building,” Angga told The Jakarta Post on Saturday. Topics : Nur Hama, another local, explained that the fire started on the first floor of the building, which was used for storing LPG gas canisters.”The fire started at around 7:40 p.m. We saw the family screaming for help from the second floor. They were trapped and could not get out of the building,” Nur told the Post.”However, we could not do much [to help them] as the fire got big so quickly and engulfed the entire house.” (nal)center_img A family of five was killed in a fire that engulfed their four-story house on Jl. Panyabungan in Pematang Siantar, North Sumatra, on Saturday night.According to Pematang Siantar Fire Department head Josua Sihaloho, police officers were looking into the incident but an initial investigation found that the fire started on the first floor where the family stored liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) canisters.Josua said the victims, 67 year-old Ameng, 39 year-old Yenti, 15 year-old Clarissa Kie, 12 year-old Kenrick Kie and 6-year-old Kenjiro Kie, were found in two different locations in the house.last_img read more

A home with an asking price close to $17m was the one most potential buyers wanted to take a sneak peek at this week

first_img32 Becker Place, Mount Ommaney.It is described as one of the city’s highest waterfront properties, more than 100 piers embedded into solid rock to form its hilltop foundation.It overlooks two reaches of the Brisbane river, farmland and mountains.There is an auction being held on site on August 19 for the third most viewed home this week at 41 Sydney St, Labrador. 187-191 Hedges Avenue, Mermaid Beach. Picture: realestate.com.auAccording to figures from realestate.com.au it was the most viewed home in Queensland online this week.The house is on three blocks of absolute beachfront land on Hedges Ave with 30 metres of direct beach frontage. 187-191 Hedges Avenue, Mermaid Beach. Picture: realestate.com.auA Gold Coast home with an asking price of close to $17 million was the property most potential buyers took a look at this week.The home at 187-191 Hedges Ave, Mermaid Beach is listed for $16,995,000.It has five bedrooms and five bathrooms and is listed through Luke Henderson of Professionals — John Henderson. 32 Becker Place, Mount Ommaney.It is listed through Emil Juresic of NGU Realestate.Known as Razor House it has five bedrooms and is a suspended concrete tri-level glass and stone mansion. 187-191 Hedges Avenue, Mermaid Beach. Picture: realestate.com.auThe majority of the furniture is to be included in the house sale.Can’t find your door key? Doesn’t matter, this house has keyless entry and all the electronic bells and whistles. 41 Sydney St, Labrador. Picture: realestate.com.auThe three-bedroom home is a completely restored Queenslander. The highset home has panoramic views of the surrounding suburb.With views like this it’s not hard to see why 16 Compass Court, Buderim was the fourth most viewed property on realestate.com.au in Queensland this week.center_img 187-191 Hedges Avenue, Mermaid Beach. Picture: realestate.com.auIt was designed by architect Paul Uhlmann and has multiple living areas. The home also has its own private roof deck and a basement area which allows parking for at least seven cars.Even the dog gets its own bedroom and there is a mancave with a study, pool table, bar, powder room and a massive four screen television. 83 Tiverton Place, Bridgeman Downs. Picture: realestate.com.auIt is in a tightly held street, and is on 10,000sq m of land.Outdoors is a swimming pool, barbecue, pool house and a full flood lit tennis court. 187-191 Hedges Avenue, Mermaid Beach. Picture: realestate.com.auMore from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home2 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor2 hours agoAnd if you don’t baulk at a price tag like that, you probably won’t baulk at the council rates which will set you back about $36,000 a year.The second most viewed home was also impressive, although the price tag was significantly lower.The house at 32 Becker Place, Mount Ommaney has an asking price of $6 million. 16 Compass Court, Buderim. Picture: realestate.com.auThe four-bedroom house has an asking price of offers over $549,000.The home looks out into the tree tops on the northern escarpment of Buderim. It is listed through Michael McLean of Coronis — Caloundra.Bridgeman Downs has the fifth most viewed listing this week — a massive house at 83 Tiverton Place. The seven-bedroom home is listed for auction on August 26, though Tristan Rowland of Place Aspley.last_img read more

Curve Birtinya gets the right diagnosis from medical fraternity

first_imgCurve Birtinya is a $37 million project in the heart of the Sunshine Coast’s world-class health hub.A SUNSHINE COAST developer will break ground on its $37 million lakeside residential complex next year, but there has already been plenty of interest from the medical fraternity.Curve Birtinya will feature 55 luxury one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments within the heart of the Oceanside Health Hub – a 17-ha development alongside the Sunshine Coast University Hospital.Just three weeks after its launch in mid-September, Cube Developments director Scott Juniper said there had already been four expressions of interest.“It soon became obvious that our potential buyers would likely come from those connected to the hospital, or people who wanted to be close to health facilities,” he said.“But having said that, people are also attracted by the new precinct and the fact our development is focused on the owner-occupier more so than investors.“We designed it with that in mind … larger, liveable apartments with everything you need in walking distance.”Mr Juniper said they had also focused on ensuring the building itself was a “showstopper”.“Architecturally, we have gone to another level,” he said.Construction is expected to start in January 2018 and be completed by January 2019.Each apartment will boast northerly water views, spacious light-filled interiors, high ceilings, quality appliances, generous balconies and room to entertain.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus23 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market23 hours agoThe spacious apartments are also expected to be popular with empty-nesters keen to downsize but not ready for a retirement village setting.“You can paddle in the lake, jog around the boardwalk, visit local restaurants and cafes, work out in the on-site gym or enjoy a Sunday morning coffee in the beautiful park next door,’’ Mr Juniper said.The launch of the Curve Birtinya development coincides with the recent approval of the new Stockland Birtinya shopping centre, which will house major supermarkets, retailers and a dining precinct within the Stocklands Oceanside residential precinct.Apartments at Curve Birtinya range from $385,000 for a one-bedroom apartment to $1.05 million for a three-bedroom penthouse with rooftop terrace.***THE BASICSCURVE BIRTINYADeveloper: Cube DevelopmentsPrice: $385,000 to $1.05 millionLocation: Birtinya, Sunshine Coastlast_img read more

A day trip to the Gold Coast cost a Sydney buyer more than $1m

first_img119 Barden Ridge Rd, Reedy Creek.A WHIRLWIND interstate trip became one of the most expensive for a Sydney-based buyer after snapping up a million-dollar Gold Coast property.The sprawling views from the Reedy Creek property were too hard for the buyer to resist so he flew into Queensland to see it for himself. 119 Barden Ridge Rd, Reedy Creek. 119 Barden Ridge Rd, Reedy Creek.Marketing agents Matt Micallef and Samantha Turner, of Ray White Robina, said the buyer made his decision as soon as he touched back down in Sydney later that day.“As soon as he saw our views from the property, that’s what made him fly out,” he said.“He booked a flight on Saturday … then that afternoon put in an offer.”The sellers and buyer settled on $1.19 million following negotiations before the sale was cemented last week“It’s the highest sale on Barden Ridge Rd – the highest sale was $1 million,” Ms Turner said. 119 Barden Ridge Rd, Reedy Creek. 119 Barden Ridge Rd, Reedy Creek.center_img 119 Barden Ridge Rd, Reedy Creek.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa16 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days ago 119 Barden Ridge Rd, Reedy Creek.He said the buyer liked that the five-bedroom, three-bathroom home was only two years old and in the exclusive The Observatory estate.He explained interstate buyers were starting to dominate the Gold Coast property market, which was once more popular among Chinese buyers.“The value for money is just second to none,” Mr Micallef said. 119 Barden Ridge Rd, Reedy Creek.last_img read more

Interstate buyers tipped to rush to buy Gold Coast property

first_img Agents are bracing for an influx of interstate buyers once the Queensland borders are opened.MORE NEWS: Every day is a holiday in this mansion REIQ Gold Coast zone chair Andrew Henderson says having more active buyers would give sellers more confidence to list their properties and create more momentum in the market.REIQ Gold Coast zone chair Andrew Henderson said having a date for borders to reopen was important for both sellers and buyers.“People need clarity and direction and a date has given buyers and sellers just that,” Mr Henderson said.“It will be great to have those southerners up here.“The work force has realised they can be a lot more flexible and that has given people the opportunity to live here for the lifestyle.”He said having more active buyers would give sellers more confidence to list their properties and create more momentum in the market.“It all depends on stock levels and people’s confidence to put their property on the market,” he said.“Not having the opportunity to move or buy another property prevents someone from putting their property up for sale.” Inside the Gold Coast mansion where sports are king Demand for property in regional Australia, including the Gold Coast.He said the borders reopening provided “light at the end of the tunnel” for many buyers and sellers.“As soon as our restrictions started easing, our locals were out buying,” he said.“That will be topped up with interstate inquiry that will eventuate and materialise into sales now that the borders are opening. “To me, that’s a very healthy market to work with.”Demand for property in regional Australia, including the Gold Coast, continues to soar, according to REA Group chief economist Nerida Conisbee. “Search activity on realestate.com.au has seen a bigger jump in views per listing for regional parts of Australia than for capital cities,” she said. 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“This is likely to be explained by COVID-19 as people are perhaps looking for bigger places to live and aren’t tied to a central workplace.”center_img “They are coming to the Gold Coast to buy a property.“I think we are bracing ourselves for a fantastic quarter where we see sales spike.“It will be a fantastic time on the Coast in the next couple of months.”Inquiry from interstate buyers has also picked up for Amir Mian, of Amir Prestige.“I have spoken to a lady who sold her property in Sydney recently and as soon as the borders are open she is coming up to the Coast with a plan to buy a property,” he said.“Another couple I have spoken to are selling their home in Victoria, and obviously they can’t come up, but the whole family is planning to relocate here.” Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 2:31Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -2:31 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 Rate1xFullscreenIs it a good time to list?02:31GOLD Coast real estate agents are bracing for a sales rush as interstate buyers line up for Queensland’s borders to reopen.Excluding Victoria, the state’s borders will be reopened to travel from July 10.“When the announcement was made (to reopen the borders) I received six calls in one day from buyers advising me when they are flying to the Gold Coast and a list of properties they want to view,” said Tolemy Stevens, of Harcourts Coastal.last_img read more

Messi wants Neymar back at Barcelona – Rosell

first_img Loading… While Real Madrid have reportedly been hot on the trail of the 28-year-old, who PSG are reportedly willing to sell if they make their money back on the player, a return to Barca remains in prospect, too. Rosell would not hesitate to move for the forward if he were still in the hot seat at Camp Nou. “I would, no doubt,” he told Mundo Deportivo before explaining why Messi, the reigning Ballon d’Or winner, would also be keen for the attacker to make his return, despite the prospect of his fellow South American stealing some of the spotlight. read also:Beckham gives verdict on Messi vs Ronaldo debate “Messi, who is the best player in football history and very smart, wants the other best players in the world by his side to win it all.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Rosell was in charge at Camp Nou when Neymar initially signed for the Blaugrana in 2013 before going on to score 105 goals in 186 outings for the Blaugrana. In 2017, Neymar completed a world-record move to Paris Saint-Germain, switching to the Ligue 1 side for €222 million (£200m/$263m) as they matched the buy-out clause on his deal. He has repeatedly been linked with a switch back to Spain, however, with suggestions that he is not entirely satisfied with life in France, despite a prolific scoring record that has seen him score 69 times in 80 matches for Les Parisiens.Advertisement Promoted ContentBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?Couples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way7 Worst Things To Do To Your Phone7 Breathtaking Train Stations Around The GlobeThe Best Cars Of All TimeSome Impressive And Almost Shocking Robots That Exist10 Awesome TV Series That Got Cancelled Way Too SoonYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthPretty Awesome Shows That Just Got Canceled2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year Former Barcelona president, Sandro Rosell, has explained why Lionel Messi is keen for Neymar to return to Barcelona, while he has also said that he would move for the Brazilian again if he were still in charge at the club.last_img read more

DOJ’s cybercrime office to probe clone Facebook profiles

first_imgDOJ secretary Menardo Guevarra said that he directed DOJ’s Office of Cybercrime to coordinate with the cybercrime units of both the National Bureau of Investigation and the Philippine National Police to investigate the duplication. National Privacy Commission (NPC) Commissioner Raymund Liboro, for his part, acknowledged that his office have received several reports over the dummy Facebook accounts that have victimized Filipino data subjects which they are currently monitoring. Early Sunday, the University of the Philippines Office of the Student Regent sounded alarm after fake Facebook accounts of their students and faculty members surfaced days following their in campus protest against the controversial Anti-Terrorism Bill. MANILA – The Department of Justice (DOJ) will investigate the sudden surge of fake or dummy accounts on Facebook. “We are encouraging students not to panic and instead help each other in reporting suspicious accounts only. We just need to stand together against possible tactics seeking to silence our voice. Stay safe everyone,” it said in a statement. “Dozens of empty duplicate accounts bearing active usernames of UP Cebu students surface tonight. Victims speculate that this might involve identity theft or targeted attacks against UP students. Check your name, Iskolar!,” it said. “While the extent of these incidents are not yet fully detected as of this time, we have been receiving reports from different sectors, mostly coming from academic institutions,” Liboro said in a statement. “This gives me cause for worry,” Guevarra said in a statement on Sunday afternoon. “We don’t need false information at a time when we’re dealing with a serious public health crisis.” Tug-ani, the official student publication of UP Cebu, first reported how several Facebook pages copying the usernames of students from the said campus made rounds online. This came following the arrest last Friday of some students who joined an anti-terrorism bill protest in the area. Liboro added that the NPC have brought the complaints to Facebook Representative in the Philippines Clare Amador, who has committed to immediately report their findings as soon as it is available. De La Salle University also came out with the same statement with regards to their students and faculty members who have found to have duplicate Facebook accounts./PNlast_img read more

20-year sponsor Bilstein renews awards in five IMCA divisions

first_imgPOWAY, Calif. – Bilstein Shocks marks a second decade of IMCA sponsorship with awards for drivers in five divisions.Nearly $8,000 in product certificates will be awarded to IMCA Modified, IMCA Sunoco Stock Car, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock, Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod and Smiley’s Racing Products Southern SportMod competitors at the conclusion of the Poway, Calif., manufacturer’s 20th season as a sponsor.Top eligible drivers in each of the five Modified regions receive $350 certificates while runners-up get $250 and third-place finishers $200. Certificates to the top three eligible drivers in the two Stock Car regions will be given in increments of $350, $250 and $150.The top drivers three in both Hobby Stock regions and in national Northern Sport­Mod and Southern SportMod point standings receive product certificates valued at $300, $200 and $100, respectively.All Bilstein awards will be presented at the national banquet in November or mailed beginning the next week from the IMCA home office. In addition to competing with four Bilstein shocks, drivers in all five divi­sions must display two Bilstein decals on their race car and return a sign-up form to the IMCA home office by Aug. 1.Information about Bilstein-manufactured shocks is available by call­ing 800 537-1085, on Facebook and at the www.BilsteinUS.com website.“Bilstein is one of a host of companies achieving the 20-year milestone in 2018,” noted IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder. “I am proud to announce the extension of their support and consider them one of the fundamental partners who share the vision of what IMCA racing is all about.”last_img read more

Pochettino plans to stay at Saints

first_img “It is clear that this club needs tranquillity after all the upheaval that happened at the beginning of January. “There are two months left in the league competitions, a lot of changes this club is going through at this moment and it is clear right now we need good words to move forwards in a calm and relaxed manner at this football club.” Krueger will oversee his first match as chairman on Saturday, when Southampton host Norwich in the Barclays Premier League. Jack Cork will miss the game and the next few weeks after sustaining an ankle injury in last weekend’s win at Crystal Palace, while his replacement Victor Wanyama is a doubt. Back-up goalkeeper Kelvin Davis is the only other injury concern. Norwich have no fresh injury concerns. On-loan winger Jonas Gutierrez (calf) and centre-back Michael Turner (hamstring) returned to first-team training this week and winger Elliott Bennett (knee) will join the group next week as the trio near on-field returns, but the St Mary’s trip comes too soon. Holland midfielder Leroy Fer (hamstring) is in light running, but is weeks away from a return. Robert Snodgrass has issued a rallying cry for Norwich to be masters of their own destiny, rather than their downfall. The Canaries enter Saturday’s match needing four wins in their remaining nine games to reach the 40-point mark many managers target for Premier League safety. Scotland midfielder Snodgrass believes Norwich would be better off than four points clear of the relegation zone had they taken their chances in matches such as last week’s with Stoke – who held on to draw despite being reduced to 10 men – and called for his team-mates to determine their own fate. “We’ve not been able to capitalise on the opportunities we’ve had,” Snodgrass said. “The last two months we’ve had opportunities to stay unbeaten, but we’ve just shot ourselves in the foot and caused our own problems. “That’s why the lads are pulling their hair out, thinking ‘what’s the next step?’ “We were defending well against West Ham for 86 minutes, conceded two goals within five. “We were in front against Cardiff. We conceded two goals within two minutes. I can go on. “We’ve made those mistakes, but there’s no better way to make a name for yourself by scoring the winner at St Mary’s or keeping a cleansheet. “I think that’s what it takes. We need leaders, we need me, we need heroes. “We do need people to stand up and those match-winners, myself included. Against Spurs it went for myself. We need more people to want to be the match-winner and the heroes.” Saints have enjoyed a successful season on the pitch under the Argentinian manager, but things off it have been tumultuous since the turn of the year. The shock departure of executive chairman Nicola Cortese in January led to widespread talk of a meltdown at St Mary’s, with many wondering whether Pochettino would follow him out of the club. However, eight weeks on, the 42-year-old remains at the St Mary’s helm and reports this week even suggested he was in advanced talks over a new deal. Pochettino was coy when quizzed about his future on Friday morning, but was keen to point out his existing contract runs to the end of the 2014-15 season. “I do have one more year on my contract, don’t I?” he said. “That also doesn’t guarantee anything in football either.” Pochettino’s future is likely to depend on how his relationship with Krueger develops. Fresh from helping Canada to ice hockey gold at the Winter Olympics, the Canada-born German was named chairman of the holding company, St Mary’s Football Group Limited, on Tuesday. Krueger has been handed responsibility by owner Katharina Liebherr to lead the club forwards and he spoke glowingly about Pochettino and his staff upon his appointment. “Of course it is always nice to hear someone has spoken nicely about someone and I thank him for that,” the Saints boss said. Mauricio Pochettino expects to be at Southampton next season and is looking forward to working with newly-appointed chairman Ralph Krueger. Press Associationlast_img read more

Speed skating Lara van Ruijven world champ dies aged 27

first_imgAMSTERDAM: World champion Dutch speed skater Lara van Ruijven has died aged 27 after battling with an autoimmune disorder, the Royal Dutch Skating Federation (KNSB) said on Friday.The 27-year-old short track skater, who won a bronze medal at the 2018 Olympics, was admitted to hospital in Perpignan, France last month after falling ill during a training camp. She was placed in intensive care and kept in an artificial coma but despite undergoing surgery, her health continued to deteriorate. “What horrible news we’ve just received. Her loss will be felt through the whole sporting world,” said Dutch short track coach Jeroen Otter. “It is an enormous blow for a close-knit group. We’ve missed her over the last two weeks but today’s news is so definite and surreal.” Van Ruijven won the 500 metres title at the world championships in Sofia last year, and an Olympic bronze medal in the 3,000m relay at 2018 Pyeongchang Games. “We feel the pain for her family and the short track team,” said KNSB director Herman de Haan. “This is hard to comprehend. On behalf of KNSB I want to wish Lara’s friends and family strength with dealing with this great loss.” Agencies ALSO WATCH: VEGETABLE PRICES BURN HOLE IN COMMON MAN’S POCKET IN GUWAHATIlast_img read more