Bundall mansion sells for $2.4 million in biggest sale of the week

first_img15 Daimler Drive, Bundall. 15 Daimler Drive, Bundall. 15 Daimler Drive, Bundall.A BUNDALL mansion with a resort-inspired wraparound pool has sold for $2.405 million – the biggest sale on the Gold Coast this week.The waterfront house at 15 Daimler Drive has an open-plan design, floor-to-ceiling windows and sliding doors revealing water views among its standout features.Sellers Tom Snow and his wife Debbie bought the property in 1998 and lived in the existing house before building their dream home seven years ago. 15 Daimler Drive, Bundall. 15 Daimler Drive, Bundall. 15 Daimler Drive, Bundall. More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North7 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day ago15 Daimler Drive, Bundall.The pair looked at many designs before settling on theirs but had a particular focus on creating a seamless connection between the house and canalfront.It comes with all the extras you would expect of a luxurious Gold Coast home – a parents’ retreat, butler’s pantry, media room and jetty.Isaac and Maria Genc of Genc & Co negotiated the sale.last_img read more

‘Don’t overindulge on food this holiday season’

first_img“Kis-asa sobra naton nga kaon, malimtan naton angmaintenance medicine, so daku ang chancesnga ma-atake kita sa corazon, mataas ang bloodpressure,” she explained. ILOILO City – This holiday season, donot overindulge on food, most especially fatty, sweet and salty food, accordingto the Department of Health (DOH) in Western Visayas. “Don’t drink if you are driving, ordon’t drive if you are drinking to avoid accidents,” she added. Get immunized from pneumonia andinfluenza, among others, said Convocar. “To those with health conditionsneeding maintenance medicine, do not forget to take them,” added Convocar. She stressed the importance ofobserving proper diet and exercising regularly to burn excess fat and calories. “Christmas is celebrated with partiesusually serving sumptuous dishes. While enjoying, please do remember tomaintain a healthy lifestyle,” said Dr. Marlyn Convocar, DOH Region 6 director.center_img Those with hypertension must controltheir eating, said Convocar. The DOH director reminded Ilonggos,too, to protect themselves from inclement weather and the cold temperature,most especially in the early morning. Convocar also stressed the importanceof moderation when indulging in alcoholic beverages. If possible, stay away from lechon and food high in cholesterol, shestressed. Get a good night’s sleep and drinkplenty of water, she added./PNlast_img read more

Why birds crash into planes

first_imgJust before Christmas, a Southwest Airlines plane carrying nearly 150 passengers was forced to make an emergency landing after colliding with a bird. So how come our feathered friends don’t get out of the way when a giant piece of metal rushes at them? It’s difficult to conduct field experiments without causing actual casualties, so wildlife researchers resorted to virtual reality. They played videos of trucks approaching at speeds ranging from 60 to 360 kilometers per hour toward brown-headed cowbirds in an enclosed chamber and studied the birds’ behavior. The scientists found that the cowbirds paid attention to the distance between them and the truck rather than the truck’s speed, always flying away when the truck appeared about 30 meters away, they report online today in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B. The strategy may have saved them from natural predators such as hawks, the researchers suggest, but it proves fatal for dealing with highway cars and other vehicles traveling above 120 kilometers per hour. More studies are needed to determine whether other birds and animals behave in a similar way, but the researchers suggest that installing special lights on planes could alert birds to begin their escape from a longer distance away.last_img read more