Battling COVID-19, South Africa prepares for first vaccines

first_imgJOHANNESBURG (AP) — Battling a COVID-19 resurgence driven by a more infectious variant, South Africa is preparing to roll out its first vaccines to the country’s frontline healthcare workers. Health Minister Zweli Mkhize said a delivery of 1 million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine is expected to arrive at Johannesburg’s international airport on Monday and there are plans for jabs to be given to doctors and nurses starting in mid-February. Mkhize said South Africa intends to vaccinate 67% of its 60 million people in 2021, starting with the most vulnerable health care workers.last_img read more

First sell off since Emily Seebohm and Mitch Larkin relationship split

first_imgThe couple bought a beautiful $1.375m home almost two years ago which they are not selling. Picture: Emily Seebohm alone outside the couple’s home in Hendra in October last year. Picture: AAP image, John Gass. Ex-Olympian’s luxury building set for completion FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON FACEBOOK A four bedroom Toowoomba property that Larkin invested in is not on the market. Picture: Loads of potential for expansion. Picture: added allure to this property though is that it has been deemed a fixer-upper — given its age and older style of layout.Seebohm has it listed as having “generous scope to add your own touches with some cosmetic renovations and the removal of a non bearing wall to make the layout more open plan”.“An alternative, would be to add an level, should more room be required to suit your needs,” according to Seebohm’s Hendra investment property has hit the market for sale by private treaty. Picture: Emily Seebohm and Mitch Larkin – (pictured from left) in a fashion shoot mid last year with Erin Holland, Sam and Rach Thaiday – are considered the darlings of sport in Queensland. Picture: Mark Cranitch. The suburbs where millionaires are being madecenter_img MORE: Million-dollar winners and losers The property is deemed a fixer-upper, or one that the buyer could add significant value to via renovation. Emily Seebohm and Mitch Larkin in happier times at their home in Hendra a year ago. Picture: Nigel Hallet.Seven months after a horror split between Australian swimming darlings Emily Seebohm and Mitch Larkin, the first sale of the Brisbane property portfolio has begun. The once golden couple of Australian sport own three properties separately and together — two of which are in Brisbane millionaire suburb Hendra and one in Toowoomba.Surprisingly, despite all the drama since a rift was announced in July last year, the pair have not put the $1.375m four bedroom Brisbane house that’s jointly in their names on the market. It was originally expected to be the first on the market given it’s the one the couple were living in when the very public split occurred. Next month it will have been two years since they’d bought it together. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus14 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market14 hours agoInstead, the house that is for sale is a three bedroom brick home that Seebohm bought for over half a million dollars almost seven years ago. The 20-year-old house was rented out at $620 a week a few years ago, which is about $77 a week less than the current median asking rent for the area, according to CoreLogic.Seebohm stands to make a good sum off the sale of this house, given the suburb has become one of the most popular for young high net worth families in the Queensland capital. Prices there have risen 43.6 per cent in the last five years alone, and it has two racecourses on its boundaries. And yes, it does have a pool. Emily Seebohm has moved on afresh after her public split with Mitch Larkin last year. Picture: Nigel Hallett.The house has three bedrooms and a rumpus room, is airconditioned with built-in robes, and has an inground pool with a terrace.A four bedroom investment property — bought in Larkin’s name in Toowoomba four years ago — was not on the market. It was once fetching rental of $385 a month. Emily Seebohm and Mitch Larkin during happier days at their home in Hendra. Picture: NIGEL HALLETT Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:58Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:58 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p216p216p180p180pAutoA, 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 Rate1xFullscreenHow much do I need to retire?00:58last_img read more

adidas hand Leo Messi a new Turbo/Blast Purple f50 adizero

first_imgIt’s no secret that adidas love handing Lionel Messi a new f50 adizero colorway every now and then. After all, why shouldn’t they? The sportswear giant has already designed a fantastic product around their star man and they are doing a good job of keeping the look fresh by providing exciting, new colorways every so often. Today, adidas have announced a new look for the exceptional technology in their f50 series in which Messi will “light up the pitch.”The new design features diagonals, sharp cuts, smooth gradients, and an overall style that stands apart from the rest of adidas’ boot offerings. Messi’s new f50 will come in a colorway comprised of what adidas are culling Turbo/Blast Purple/White and are symmetrical across both feet. These are the successor to the red & white beauties that Lionel Messi wore (and we were lucky enough to test out) in the latter stages of the 2012/13 season for Barcelona and into the summer for Argentina.The Turbo/Blast Purple/White colorway will make its official debut on June 29th in Colombia as part of the “Messi and Friends Tour” series of charity matches. There will also be similar matches along the tour played in Chicago, Los Angeles, and in Peru. Featured guests include Didier Drogba, Radamel Falcao, Dani Alves, and 30 or so more players that have yet to be officially announced.last_img read more