Asia Today: Australia OKs Pfizer vaccine, to begin in Feb.

first_imgSYDNEY (AP) — Australia’s medical regulator has approved use of its first coronavirus vaccine, paving the way for inoculations to begin next month. Residents and workers at aged-care facilities, frontline healthcare workers and quarantine workers are being prioritized. Prime Minister Scott Morrison welcomed the provisional approval for the vaccine developed by Pfizer and BioNTech. Australia is aiming to complete inoculations by October. Elsewhere in the Asia-Pacific region, health officials in New Zealand say genome tests indicate the country’s most recent COVID-19 patient contracted the virus from another returning traveler just before leaving quarantine. They’re investigating how the breach happened.last_img read more

New street record set for home with waterfront views

first_imgThe lovely view from 19 Samuel Place, Sinnamon Park.More from newsDigital inspection tool proves a property boon for REA website3 Apr 2020The Camira homestead where kids roamed free28 May 2019NGU Elite Team’s Emil Juresic said the sellers were a couple who had lived at the propertyfor 20 years.“They decided to downsize as they travel often and wished for a smaller property at thisstage in their lives,” he said.“The buyers are a young family with two children who fell in love with the layout of thehome.“The outdoor area, which is the perfect entertaining space, was also attractive with theamazing views of the river.”Mr Juresic said he markets to buyers from across the country.“On top of our extremely aggressive sales campaign, we like to believe that our strength isnegotiating,” he said.“We truly work for our sellers and I think our results prove that.” The large property at 19 Samuel Place, Sinnamon Park. 19 Samuel Place, Sinnamon Park.THE sale of an impressive Sinnamon Park home for $1.75 million has set a new street record.Built on the Brisbane River, the large two-storey house at 19 Samuel Place is part of theexclusive Windermere Estate.According to researcher CoreLogic, the previous highest sale on Samuel Place was $1.735million which was recorded in October last year.The property, on a 1176sq m block, has four-bedrooms and three-bathrooms.It features a beautiful courtyard and gardens, and a swimming pool.last_img read more

Eight local basketball players named McDonald’s All-Stars

first_imgEllsworth senior Madison Card was one of eight local high school athletes who made McDonald’s Senior All-Star basketball teams.FILE PHOTO BY TIM SUELLENTROPELLSWORTH — Eight local high school athletes competed in the Maine McDonald’s Senior All-Star basketball games on Saturday at Husson University in Bangor.Those Hancock County athletes included Ellsworth’s Madison Card, Mount Desert Island’s Sierra Tapley and Kelsey Shaw, Deer Isle-Stonington’s Ally Eaton, George Stevens Academy’s Nicholas Szwez and Will Entwisle, and Bucksport’s Tyler Pye and Riley MacLeod.GSA’s Dwayne Carter coached the boys’ Class C/D North team, which included Szwez, Entwisle, Pye and MacLeod. Szwez and Entwisle scored 12 points each for the North All-Stars en route to their 113-79 loss to the South.Card, who played with Tapley and Shaw for the girls’ Class AA/A/B North, also contributed 12 points. The North All-Stars lost 86-69.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textEllsworth girls’ coach Andy Pooler said he can’t recall the last female basketball player for Ellsworth to qualify for a McDonald’s All-Star team.“She’s a good scorer at all costs,” Pooler said of Card. “She’s going to go through a brick wall to get to the basket.”Eaton was the only local athlete to play on a winning team, as the girls’ Class C/D North defeated the South All-Stars 65-63.Net proceeds from the All-Star games benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities of Maine. Last year’s All-Star weekend raised more than $32,000 for the charities. Since its founding in 1998, RMHC of Maine has granted more than $3 million to more than 250 nonprofit organizations.last_img read more