What Biden’s victory means for world

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Cool beach shack listings set to warm your winter heart

first_imgThere’s polished timber floors throughout Yaroomba work well with sandy feet.It’s a true retro wonder with plywood features, shamless colour choices and a seriously laid-back patio for storing your shark biscuit.More 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 agoEven the kitchen looks like summer — all year long.There’s a little something extra too — a second block, so even your entrepreneurial spirit will get a lift. 22 GEORGE STREET, ALEXANDRA HEADLAND You may have to beat away the developers for this Sunshine Coast hottie. Palm Beach is a classic shack with a modern touch.The weatherboard and tin home is built over two levels, with the upstairs living and balcony sure to have “long lost friends” keen for a catch up. The round-end bench tops keep things nauticalThe home has hardwood timber floors, porthole windows and round-end kitchen counters that give away its vintage too. 478 THE ESPLANADE, PALM BEACH . If you’re a surfing CEO that wants to own beachfront property on the Gold Coast, make time in your busy schedule for this Palmy property. Queensland beach shacks make for a great summer escape — even in winter.SURE it’s winter … but it’s winter in Queensland.If you’ve already basked by the beach on a clear July day and dreamt of owning your own piece of paradise near the sea, this collection of cracking shacks might just convince you to take the plunge. 1-3 GEERIBACH LANE, YAROOMBA It would be a case of quite literally stepping off your block and onto the dunes. Watercolour views from the dining room. Porthole glass is a classic from the era.center_img Even the decorations feel laid back in Yaroomba..This three-bedroom Sunshine Coast home has all the charm. The Palm Beach home even has the obligatory pine tree in the back yard. Could you get used to this view?The 412sq m site is improved with an 1960s shack that’s had a little contemporary update. The Alexandra Headland home is a bit further from the beach, but looks like it should be waterfront.The trek to the beach is a bit longer, but if you’re into yesteryear surf style, here sits a three-bedroom, two-bathroom option to stoke your fancy.last_img read more

Franklin County POW to be honored this weekend

first_imgBrookville, In. — The Brookville Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2014 will honor Myron Gehring. The 96-year-old is the only living Franklin County resident to have been a prisoner of war during World War II or the Korean Conflict.The public is invited to the 11:30 a.m. ceremony at 26 West Eighth Street in Brookville.last_img

No change in Shohei Ohtani’s status with Angels; no plan for surgery at this point

first_imgSEATTLE — The Angels are still hoping they can get Shohei Ohtani back this year.“We all feel the prognosis is good and hopefully in three or four weeks we can evaluate him and see where he can at least come back to hit, and what the prognosis is for when he can get back out there and pitch,” Manager Mike Scioscia said Monday.After Monday’s widespread repeating of a Sunday night report that Ohtani would “probably” need Tommy John surgery, General Manager Billy Eppler said such news is premature.Eppler said there has been no change in the diagnosis or the treatment plan for Ohtani since the team announced on Friday that he has a grade 2 sprain of his ulnar collateral ligament. “I think Jaime definitely has pitched himself onto our depth chart, from spring and continuing to perform well here,” Scioscia said. “We’re encouraged at how much he’s grown and where he is right now, and how much he’ll help us this year. There is no doubt he’s pitched his way into more looks for us now.”The Angels have off days each of the next two weeks, so they can still have five starters and have the pitchers mostly get an extra day of rest. Scioscia said they still might periodically add a sixth starter in order to provide the extra day of the rest when there isn’t an off day.“There are definitely going to be times we would consider adding a guy because the rest of the guys have pitched at a higher level with the added rest here or there,” Scioscia said.The Angels have Parker Bridwell at Triple-A, although he has struggled to an 8.68 ERA in six starts. The best starter at Triple-A has been left-hander John Lamb, a former top prospect who is working his way back from multiple years of back injuries. Lamb has a 3.44 ERA with 54 strikeouts in 49-2/3 innings.ALSOJabari Blash was recalled from Triple-A and Michael Hermosillo was optioned. Blash was hitting .324 with 18 homers at Triple-A. “Jabari is swinging the bat very well down there,” Scioscia said. “We’re going to try to give him a look. We’ve got some left-handed pitchers coming up.” He was in the lineup on Monday night against left-hander Wade LeBlanc. The Mariners are scheduled to start another lefty, Marco Gonzales, on Wednesday. …Andrelton Simmons (sprained right ankle) has begun playing catch and hitting off a tee, Scioscia said. He has done some cardio on an elliptical trainer, but he hasn’t run yet. There is no timetable for Simmons’ return, but Scioscia said “he’s made a lot of improvement the last couple days.” …Kole Calhoun (strained oblique) is hitting in Arizona, at the Angels spring training complex. Scioscia said they’ll keep evaluating him to determine if he needs a rehab assignment. …The Angels signed second-round pick Jeremiah Jackson for a bonus of $1,196,500, which is the exact slot value for his pick. They have also reached agreements with first-round pick Jordyn Adams and fifth-round pick William English, but they aren’t finalized yet.UP NEXTAngels (Jaime Barría, 5-1, 2.48) at Mariners (Mike Leake, 6-3, 4.46), Tuesday, 7 p.m., Fox Sports West, KLAA (830 AM) Ohtani underwent platelet-rich plasma and stem-cell injections, and the Angels are “hopeful,” Eppler said Friday, that those will be sufficient for Ohtani to avoid surgery. Scioscia said Ohtani has started undergoing therapy after a few days of rest.Historically, many pitchers who have grade 2 sprains of their UCL do end up having Tommy John surgery, so it remains a possibility.But they aren’t there yet.And, if Ohtani does avoid surgery, it’s possible the Angels could get him back as a hitter sometime this season, even if he’s not able to pitch.In the meantime, the Angels will fill the immediate void in the rotation by bringing back Jaime Barría to start on Tuesday. Barría had been on a shuttle between Triple-A and the majors, posting a 5-1 record with a 2.48 ERA in seven starts. He had been going back to Triple-A whenever the schedule provided an off day so the Angels didn’t need six starters. Now, it’s likely he will remain in the big leagues indefinitely.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Four more COVID-19 cases in north-central Iowa — 349 positive cases, nine more deaths reported Monday

first_imgDES MOINES — 349 more cases of COVID-19 were identified in Monday’s report from the Iowa Department of Public Health to make a total number of cases now at 5868. 2021 of those cases statewide have been confirmed as recovered.Nine new deaths were reported — three in Polk County, two in Black Hawk County, and one each in Bremer, Dubuque, Poweshiek and Washington counties. That brings the death toll to 127.There were four new cases in our immediate listening area, all four from Butler County — one adult aged 18-40, and three middle-aged adults age 41-60. That brings the total number of cases in Butler County to eight, and the total number of confirmed cases in our immediate listening area to 35 — with the others being: 14 in Cerro Gordo; three in Hancock; two each in Franklin, Mitchell, Winnebago, and Wright counties; and one each in Kossuth and Worth. Of those 35 cases, 22 have fully recovered. 11 Cerro Gordo266 Kossuth1 Mitchell 11 21 0 Winnebago11 32 22 22 Franklin11 Area Total081710035022center_img Confirmed CasesChildAdult (18-40)Middle (40-60)Older (60-80)Elderly (81+)TotalDeathsRecovered 1412 80 Hancock 12 Floyd Wright11 21 1 Butler242 Worth 2last_img read more