The kitchen overlooks the dining space and out to sea. A vista you have to ‘sea’ to believe. The wraparound terrace faces east.The subpenthouse of Soul in Surfers Paradise features dazzling views, which is no surprise given it is on the 64th floor of a supertower that hits 246m at its spire, a height second only to Q1.“It’s certainly up there,” said Jordan Williams, managing director of Kollosche Prestige Agents. You wouldn’t want to be scared of heights.It had been holiday let for the past 18 months, with current booking data showing the subpenthouse could be reserved for about $12,000 a week. Occupants can live a “life of perpetual luxury” in the four-bedroom, three-bathroom sky-home residence. What the bathroom lacks in views, it makes up for in luxury.The 409sq m apartment shares the 64th floor with another subpenthouse, also on the market.That three-bedroom, three-bathroom, 323sq m residence has been listed for sale for $5.95 million for reportedly over a year. Jordan Williams of Kollosche Prestige Agents in one of the “highest” sub-penthouses for sale at Surfers Paradise. Picture Mike BatterhamTOWERING over other tall buildings, so far up sunbakers are reduced to minuscule scale, lines of surf appear to roll in slow motion and the city buzz is muted by whistling wind. One of the Gold Coast’s loftiest apartments has just hit the market with a sky-high price tag of almost $5 million. A birds-eye view of the Glitter Strip.The northeast facing property had been listed “softly’’ on the market just before Christmas to coincide with the pre-Commonwealth Games buzz.“We believe it will sell in the first quarter of next year based on forecasts,” Mr Williams said. Sleep above the city.Views from the city to the Pacific Ocean are visible from almost every room, while an expansive wraparound terrace with glass panels offers a dizzying vantage point. The master suite features a panoramic vista of the Hinterland, city and ocean. Marble accents in the master ensuite complement newly revamped limestone flooring in the main spaces and Caesarstone benches in the galley-style kitchen. The ‘sky-home’ features open plan living.Such properties do not often hit the market and the sale was a regrettable and tragic one, he said. The owner, a Malaysian businesswoman, had not returned to the luxury apartment since the death of her husband.“The couple bought the property in 2012 post-GFC as a holiday home,” Mr Williams said. More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach Northless than 1 hour ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa21 hours agoImagine waking up to this! Panoramic views from the master suite.They had paid $6 million for it — a price that has been slashed to $4.95 million.“She’s very motivated, she understands the apartment market hasn’t bounced back as well as houses after the GFC,” Mr Williams said. “It’s a very regrettable sale but she feels she can put the money to better use, reinvesting back into the local market in commercial.”
The Tipperary side travel to take on Blackrock in the Division 1B Play-Offs this afternoon.Peter Silk is a member of the club committee.He says Cashel have reason to be confident they can get a good result in Stradbrook.
SCHEDULE: Two of the first three series after the break are against the Astros and Mariners, with the rebuilding Chicago White Sox in between. It’s a 10-game homestand right before the trading deadline. After that, they play the surprisingly improved Tampa Bay Rays and the Cleveland Indians. If the Angels are to vault themselves back into the race, they’ll need to play well against some good teams. Their margin for error is gone. ANGELS FIRST-HALF REVIEWHOW THEY GOT HERE: Injuries have scuttled the Angels’ season once again. They began the year with nine starting pitchers on their depth chart, and eight of them have been hurt so far. At least two, Garrett Richards and JC Ramírez, are already out for the season. Two of their relievers, Keynan Middleton and Blake Wood, are also out for the year. The Angels have gotten passable work from the pitching despite the injuries, but they’ve been under pressure by an offense that has performed inconsistently.ANGELS SECOND-HALF PREVIEWKEY TO THE SECOND HALF: The bad news for the Angels is they are in arguably the toughest division in baseball, so simply hanging around .500 isn’t good enough to stay reasonably close to the leaders — as it would be in the National League or the American League Central. The good news is that means the Angels still have plenty of head-to-head games against not only the division-leading Astros, but also the Mariners and A’s, who are ahead of them in the wild-card race. They will have to play well against everybody in the second half, but beating the teams in their division will help them make up ground faster.TRADE POSSIBILITIES: The Angels need some help in just about all areas, most acutely the rotation and the bullpen. They could also use a big bat at third base. However, their position in the standings means it’s unlikely the Angels would want to give up much to get a rental player, and those players are the ones who are most readily available. If they aim for someone who will be under control beyond this year, it will require them to deplete a farm system that is finally back to being in the middle of the pack. The Angels also could opt to trade away major leaguers for prospects, although their most attractive players are all under control beyond this year, so they’d probably like to hold on to them. Ian Kinsler is the best trade chip among their impending free agents.Sign up for Home Turf and get exclusive stories every SoCal sports fan must read, sent daily. Subscribe here.BIGGEST CONCERN: The pitching could get worse. While their starting pitching was fighting injuries for most of the first half, they still had enough depth that they had a quality starter almost all the time. With Nick Tropeano’s return from the disabled list Friday, the Angels will have four healthy starters among the nine from the start of the season. If they have any more injuries — or if a pleasant surprise like Felix Peña falters — they could be in big trouble. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error
“This is sending us into a tailspin,” said county Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky. “We believe this will adversely affect our county annually to the tune of $200 million. It will contribute to a degradation of public health, and it’s something that we’re going to fight very hard.” The Bush administration has long sought to limit Medicaid payments to public hospitals, but Congress in 2005 beat back legislation that would have imposed caps. This year, however, the administration changed tactics and moved to reduce about $5 billion in spending over the next five years by using a series of regulatory changes. Lawmakers from 42 states that depend heavily on such payments, however – including California, Illinois and New York – have been fighting back hard. “A cutoff of the funds would work a real hardship on those hospitals,” said Sen. Richard Durbin, D-Ill., who led the fight to preserve the money by inserting a one-year moratorium on the new Medicaid rule in the $124 billion war supplemental. That measure, however, also included a controversial timeline for pulling U.S. troops out of Iraq. Bush this week called a deadline “irresponsible” and vetoed the bill. While new negotiations are in the works, domestic issues like hospital funding have fallen into the background as congressional leaders debate benchmarks and other ways to monitor progress in Iraq. Durbin said Friday he was uncertain whether the hospital protection will stay in. The funding reduction would hit five hospitals in Los Angeles County: Martin Luther King Jr.-Harbor Hospital, Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center, Olive View-UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center and Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. Yaroslavsky said the reduction would wipe out money Los Angeles County takes in from a 2002 ballot proposal that raised property taxes to generate about $180 million for trauma and emergency services. He also noted the county had not accounted for the possibility of losing the money when it determined its budget for the coming year. “It is money we have not assumed we’re going to lose,” he said. “We would have been foolish to make plans based on the worst-case scenario. We would have had to close hospitals.” At the same time, Yaroslavsky predicted, hospitals will have to shut their doors if Congress can’t protect the funding. “The ripple effect it will have on the private hospitals is quantifiable,” he said. “All the patients will have to go somewhere, and they’ll flood the private hospitals.” firstname.lastname@example.org (202) 662-8731160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Los Angeles County hospitals could become the newest victims in the ongoing battle between Democrats and the Bush administration over the Iraq war. Tucked into the war spending bill that President George W. Bush vetoed this week was a key domestic provision blocking the government from slashing $500 million in annual Medicaid payments to California’s public hospitals. With Congress and the White House now back at the bargaining table, health advocates said they worry hospitals will be overlooked in the high-stakes negotiations over management of the war. If the provision is dropped, it will mean a $200 million annual hit to Los Angeles County that officials said could force some hospitals to shut their emergency-room doors.