Russian parliament OKs New START nuclear treaty extension

first_imgMOSCOW (AP) — Russian lawmakers have quickly approved the extension of the last remaining nuclear Russia-U.S. arms control, a fast-track action that comes just days before it’s due to expire. Both houses of parliament voted unanimously Wednesday to extend the New START treaty for five years a day after a phone call between U.S. President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin. The Kremlin said they agreed to complete the necessary extension procedures in the next few days, according to the Kremlin. The pact’s extension doesn’t require congressional approval in the U.S., but Russian lawmakers must ratify the move and Putin is to sign the relevant bill into law.last_img read more

Large Ian Webb designed family home spread across four levels for sale

first_img72 McGahan Street, Carina Heights.After living in their four-storey mansion for 11 years, Malcolm Peardon and his wife Laurie have decided to downsize.Mr Peardon said his children had moved out and the house was “too huge” for them now.The five-bedroom, five-bathroom home at 72 McGahan St, Carina Heights is in a prime position in one of Brisbane’s most elevated residential areas.72 McGahan Street, Carina Heights.Set on a 1528sq m block, this timeless Tuscan-inspired design and solid construction portrays idyllic family living.Spoiled for choice by numerous outdoor terraces, a Mediterranean courtyard and the prospect of poolside barbecues, entertaining guests is simple.72 McGahan Street, Carina Heights.More from newsCrowd expected as mega estate goes under the hammer7 Aug 2020Hard work, resourcefulness and $17k bring old Ipswich home back to life20 Apr 2020Peardon, who is semi-retired, said the pool area was his favourite part of the home in the summer time. “We have a beautiful deck on the kitchen level that faces out to the city and the bay,” he said. “I never get tired of looking at the view.”“You can see it from virtually every part of the house.”72 McGahan Street, Carina Heights.A luxurious master bedroom and bathroom suite spans the entire top floor, with features including an internal spa bath and an adjoining private rooftop entertaining area with an outdoor jacuzzi.72 McGahan Street, Carina Heights.Ray White – East Brisbane selling agent Garry Price said the Ian Webb designed home offered family living on a grand scale with a home cinema, billiards room, wine cellar and top-floor main bedroom retreat.The 3D Diakrit floor plan of 72 McGahan St, Carina Heights.Peardon said the home would be perfect for a family with teenagers.“Our children went to Somerville House and Churchie – we didn’t find it onerous at all,” he said. “This home is in a part of the suburb where it’s easy to get to highways and into the city.”last_img read more


first_imgOne easy way to determine if banknotesare genuine and not altered is by checking the watermark by viewing thebanknote against the light from either side. Last month, over 50 pieces of fakeP500 bills were seized in Barangay San Isidro, Jaro, Iloilo City. The watermark in the blank spaceshould be the same image as the portrait on the banknote and denominationalvalue. Still, according to Ligad, consumersmust not be complacent because “counterfeit notes could not be totallyeradicated from circulation.” To avoid inconvenience, consumersshould plan their cash withdrawals, payments and other bank transactions,stressed Ligad. ILOILO City – Be wary of counterfeitbanknotes this holiday season. Become familiar with the various securityfeatures of the Philippine currency, according to the Bangko Sentral ngPilipinas (BSP) Iloilo branch. Carefully feel, look and tilt the banknotes tocheck the identifiable security features. This detailed illustration from the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas helps consumers distinguish genuine Philippine currency from well-made fake ones. The central bank calls on the public to report any information on currency counterfeiting to the nearest police station or law enforcement agency. BSP GRAPHIC He warned counterfeiters and thosecirculating them that they would be held liable for violating the Revised PenalCode. So far this month in this city andIloilo province, according to BSP-Iloilo bank officer II Lowen Andrew Ligad,there is no recorded case of fake bills yet.center_img “Those selling fruits and thoseoperating small businesses should be careful,” said Ligad. The New Generation Currency banknoteseries, currently in circulation, has the latest technology security featuresthat are easily identifiable but difficult to counterfeit. “We have ample supply of bank notes incirculation. But we encourage the public to not wait for the time they shouldrush to get their money from the bank,” he said. Meanwhile, BSP-Iloilo assured thepublic that there is enough supply of cash in this city and Iloilo province. The BSP called on the public to reportany information on currency counterfeiting to the nearest police station or lawenforcement agency, for appropriate action. The public should also withdraw cashwell-ventilated and well-lighted automated teller machines, Ligad added./PN Of particular concern to BSP-Iloiloare sectors of the economy most vulnerable to fake money – small-time traderssuch as vendors.last_img read more