California discloses math behind easing stay-at-home order

first_imgSACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California’s top health official has revealed the math behind the state’s calculation that it is safe to lift remaining stay-at-home orders. He responded Tuesday to criticism that Gov. Gavin Newsom’s administration wasn’t releasing key data affecting people’s lives and livelihoods. Officials used six formulas to project that every part of the state will top 15% capacity in its intensive care units in four weeks. Rajiv Bhatia, an affiliated professor of medicine at Stanford University, was among several infectious disease experts who said the state’s formulas generally appear reasonable but leave out many potential variables.last_img

Why people are looking to the styles of the past to find their dream homes

first_img3/30 Rialto Street, Coorparoo, sold for $510,000 on March 19 this year.WHEN it comes to picking out a dream home, not everyone is swayed by the state-of-the-art, modern homes currently being built in Brisbane and across Queensland. For aficionados of art deco style, which typically includes a type of design popular from the 1920s and 1930s, there is something about the sleek look of homes built in that period that trumps anything built since. Although Brisbane has a number of art deco homes and apartments scattered around the inner suburbs, there are much fewer than in Sydney and Melbourne. For Damien Felsman it was the sweeping elegance of the 1920s-era home at 26 Constitution Rd in Windsor that immediately caught his eye when he bought the property in 2010. A prominent art deco home in Melbourne that is currently on the market.She helps document the history of art deco buildings through the Brisbane Art Deco project and said that the homes could often be found in suburbs that were built before the car was as commonplace as it is today.“So you’ll notice that, in Brisbane, our remaining art deco apartment buildings are often located along streets where the trams once ran,” she said. 26 Constitution Road Windsor was built in the 1920s and maintains the style from when it was constructed.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus19 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market19 hours ago“It is just a stunning home, I would really hate to see it get knocked down one day,” Mr Felsman said. “I would love for it to still be here in a hundred years’ time.”Maintaining the older home did have its difficulties, and Mr Felsman said there were times when contractors did not want to work on it due to the home’s sheer size. Damien and Emma Felsman at their home in Windsor. Picture: Annette Dew.Longtime art deco aficionado Dr Kim Wilson said the style, which fell out of favour after the Second World War, had been rediscovered by new generations. “Like all types of heritage, rarity is also a factor that makes particular styles more popular – and I think this is especially true in a Brisbane context where art deco homes and apartments are particularly special and are highly valued,” Dr Wilson said. center_img Inside 26 Constitution Road Windsor.Now he and his family are moving down to the Gold Coast, and he is looking for a buyer that loves the historic home just as much as he does. A restored art deco home at 177 Banks Street, Alderley.Real estate agent Gabrielle Baker said it was difficult to determine just how much value the art deco style was worth when compared to other homes in the same area.“People will certainly pay more, but what that is in dollar terms is difficult to determine,” Ms Baker said. “If you have something that captures the imagination and there are three or four people that really want it, that could push the price up.”But keeping a home in the art deco style was also a challenge, and she said many owners would search far and wide when renovating to find materials that would not look out of place in an art deco home.last_img read more

New Jay Jay strikes double for QPR

first_imgRelatedPosts Osayi-Samuel eager for Crystal Palace move Eberechi Eze pulls out of England squad Breaking: Crystal Palace land £19.5m Eberechi Eze Two goals from Eberechi Eze, described as the new Jay Jay Okocha, gave Queens Park Rangers their first win since October as they beat Preston 2-0.The England Under-21 star opened the scoring in the 16th minute and then added a second from the penalty spot on 67 minutes.Leeds moved to the top of the Championship for 24 hours at least after getting the better of Yorkshire rivals Huddersfield with a 2-0 win at the John Smith’s Stadium.Goals from Ezgjan Alioski and Pablo Hernandez in the second half means Marcelo Bielsa’s men leapfrog West Brom, who host Swansea on Sunday, in the table.Meanwhile, Charlton’s winless run stretched to eight matches after they suffered a 1-0 away loss to Middlesbrough, George Saville breaking the deadlock with less than a minute gone at the Riverside.Jarrod Bowen netted twice in quick succession as Hull City came from behind to beat Stoke 2-1 and inflict a third successive loss on the Potters.A stoppage-time winner from George Moncur helped Luton Town beat Wigan 2-1 as they bounced from their 7-0 thrashing to Brentford last week.— Tags: QPRlast_img read more

Karamanlis addresses Eastern Partnership Summit

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Greek Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis addressed the inaugural session of the Eastern Partnership Summit, organised by the Czech European Union Presidency in Prague on Thursday.Karamanlis stressed the importance of energy interdependence between the European Union and its partners in eastern Europe, as well as the need for the creation of a legally binding framework guaranteeing the security of investments and market deregulation.Karamanlis reminded that last January the EU had faced the most serious crisis in its history concerning the supply and transfer of natural gas, and stressed that the EU’s current summit with its eastern partners is coming at the most suitable moment for an improvement in energy cooperation and the strengthening of energy security.The prime minister pointed out that energy security constitutes one of the main challenges of our times and that, regardless of the varying importance that the issue has in each country, joint perception and consensus exists among Europeans.The demand for natural gas is not expected to decrease in the coming years according to Karamanlis and for this reason he expressed clear support for promoting investments in infrastructures with the aim of achieving better diversification of energy sources in Europe. The importance of developing regional electric power markets was underlined by the Greek Prime Minister, stressing at the same time that the deepening of the EU’s energy cooperation with its eastern partners is of fundamental significance.“This is also the reason why Greece supports the creation of a targeted regional Action Plan for Energy Infrastructures,” pointing to the need for widening liquefied natural gas imports in the EU.Lastly, Karamanlis stressed that the importance of the EU’s strategy for the Eastern Partnership Summit lies in the possibilities that this strategy provides for strengthening the regional stability, the relations of good neighbourliness, and the economic progress of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia and Ukraine.Addressing reporters on the sidelines of the Summit the Greek prime minister stressed the special importance of maintaining good relations between the European Union’s member-states and its eastern partners.Karamanlis said that Greece desires special relations with the eastern partners, stressing the need for the promotion of political and economic reforms in these six countries, namely Ukraine, Azerbaijan, Moldova, Belarus, Georgia and Armenia.last_img read more