Check out that view.Fancy a view while taking a dip?The indoor pool inside this sprawling acreage estate is surrounded by floor-to-ceiling windows that frame sweeping views of the Hinterland.Watch storms roll in or admire the changing colours of the bushland — regardless of the weather outside, it won’t stop you from jumping in the pool.For those who struggle with the chill when getting out, there’s a fireplace right by the pool offering the perfect spot to warm up. The heated pool and spa are connected by a stepped waterfall and form part of the two-storey house’s recreation room.Large windows, a high ceiling and white interior make it feel bright and open while plenty of lights mean you can indulge in a late-night dip. 3. 70 Andrews Rd, Tallebudgera 1. 5 Julatten Drive, Robina The Gold Coast offers some pretty amazing indoor pools.TEMPERATURES on the Gold Coast are starting to dip but that doesn’t mean you have to give your pool the cold shoulder.There are a range of properties across the city with indoor pools that will make it much more appealing to take the plunge this winter.From a Hampton-inspired mansion to an acreage estate in the Hinterland, house hunters have plenty to choose from.Here are some of the Coast’s best that are up for grabs. Nicole Marino owns the property at 5 Julatten Drive, which is on the market. Pic: Glenn HampsonHouse hunters looking for a luxury pool to swim in year round can’t go past the one in this Hamptons-inspired mansion. MORE NEWS: Would you pay $2m for this clever design? Pool party anyone?The lavish indoor pool that makes up a wing of this extravagant waterfront mansion is like one featured in a resort.It is solar heated and has a spa, dehumidifier, steam room and gym.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa12 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days agoA wall of windows surrounds the pool room, offering views of the tropical garden and wide water surrounding the 2030sq m lakefront property.It also has a glass sliding door offering easy access to a barbecue pavilion and entertainment terrace, which has a large outdoor pool and spa, without having to traipse water through the house. MORE NEWS: Fancy kicking back in a show-shaped bath? 4. 15 Landman Court, Clagiraba You’ll barely notice it’s an indoor pool.Gaze up at the stars or soak up the sun’s rays without battling the elements in this Hinterland home’s pool. The 18m salt water pool is in a conservatory with a spa, water slide and bathroom.While swimmers can clearly see out, there is no need to worry about privacy.The four-bedroom home is on a 2.14 ha block surrounded by other acreage properties and sports fields, making it difficult to be seen by wandering eyes. 2. 95/40 Cotlew Street East, Southport Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:51Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:51 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD576p576p432p432p270p270pAutoA, 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 Rate1xFullscreenStarting your hunt for a dream home00:51
BASSETERRE, St. Kitts, CMC – The St. Kitts-Nevis government has hailed the decision to introduce legislation aimed at decriminalising small amounts of marijuana for medicinal and other purposes as a step towards the twin-island Federation consolidating its freedom from slavery.In a message to mark Emancipation Day, which is being observed on August 5, Prime Minister Dr. Timothy Harris said that last week, his administration introduced to Parliament legislation to amend the prohibitive Drugs (Prevention & Abatement of the Misuse and Abuse of Drugs) Act, which forbade the cultivation, possession and use of marijuana.He said these prohibitions dated back to a predecessor law of 1937.“Of particular note is the insertion of a new subsection (3) in section 7. This new subsection states, “Subject to subsection (1), a person may apply to the Minister, through the Council, for a licence to cultivate cannabis for personal use and shall be guided by Regulations made under this Act,” Harris said, adding “it could not have come at a better time than close to Emancipation Day, an emotionally significant day that signifies our freedoms and rights”.But he lamented that “too many of our youth have been criminalized and incarcerated in relation to cannabis, and as a result, they have lost out on job and travel opportunities, opportunities to study abroad, a good future and a good name”.However, he said his coalition government has introduced legislation “to expunge the records of those criminalized.“We offer a fresh start to our people in a new era of enlightenment and engagement with cannabis. We are committed to decriminalizing marijuana and in the near future expunging criminal records for related offences of a certain degree while ensuring that the health and welfare of our nation’s children are protected.”.Harris said that on this occasion of celebrating Emancipation, “there is no better time to acknowledge our painful history, take stock of where we are and make amends for past mistakes, adding “we owe it to ourselves, to the memory of our forebears and to our future generations”.The government has since announced the establishment of a broad-based Cannabis Core Committee of experts to provide technical support to further advance the work towards the decriminalization of cannabis and the establishment of a marijuana industry in the Federation.“The establishment of a modern industry requires a lot of work and preparation and especially one which has to date been part and parcel of deeply held ideas regarding its use, its legitimacy, and even its legality a lot of work still remains to be done,” Harris told legislators late last month.He said the committee will be chaired by Dr. Wycliffe Baird who “has been involved with the government of St. Vincent and the Grenadines with their cannabis legislation and industry and he has done work in Africa in relation to this, so he comes to the committee already prepared and knowledgeable with regard to this particular activity.”Other members of the Committee are drawn from the Christian Council, the Rastafarian community, the Chamber of Industry and Commerce, the youth, the Office of the Attorney General as well as other experts in the field of marijuana.
Mason City’s mayor Bill Schickel was our guest on the “Ask the Mayor” program on AM-1300 KGLO, previewing his “State of the City” address. Listen back to the program below
Word is that Daniel has been spotted around Malin Head looking to secure a cameo role in the Star Wars Film.We have our doubts!Many thanks to Blackthorn design for the mock-up. STAR WARS FRENZY! HAS DANIEL SECURED A CAMEO ROLE IN FILM? was last modified: May 13th, 2016 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:daniel o’donnellMalin HeadStar Wars
Jim Miller.Jim Miller of Belden, Neb., is the grand prize winner of the ASA Quarterly Recruiter Challenge. Miller recruited 14 members to support ASA’s grassroots advocacy efforts and strengthen soybean farmers’ voice in Washington, D.C. Miller will receive iPad Mini.Miller was one of 14 recruiters who recruited 10 or more members during the April 1 through June 30 quarter. All total during this period the eligible recruiters recruited or renewed more than 211 soybean growers to join ASA.The ASA Quarterly Recruiter Challenges continues. Recruiters who sign up 10 or more members between July 1 and September 30 will be eligible for a Sony Flip UltraHD video camera.The ASA Recruiter Quarterly Challenge will not replace the annual top recruiter contest. ASA will continue to recognize overall recruiter excellence in each of the three state association levels. An ASA recruiter can only win one quarterly contest in a fiscal year.