Gold Coast a second-home destination for super-rich

first_imgMove over, Monte Carlo and The Hamptons. There’s a new player amongst the world’s top cities where the wealthy are seeking out second homes, and it’s in our own backyard.A new report singles out the Gold Coast as the number one hotspot for high net worth individuals to get their hands on a second house.Knight Frank’s annual The Wealth Report puts Australia’s popular tourist mecca ahead of the Cote D’Azur in the south of France, and Spanish party island Ibiza, as the most popular destination for the world’s super-rich to splash on a second pad.Read the full story on Commercial NewsMore from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North12 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day agolast_img read more

Iloilo int’l airport among Asia’s best

first_imgIts location on the Tomas ConfesorHighway, a major highway traversing Panay Island, makes the airport accessiblefrom all parts of Iloilo and Panay by road, while its proximity to thecurrently defunct Panay Railways network could potentially link the airport tothe rest of Panay by rail. Designed to accommodate 1.2 millionpassengers a year over a decade ago, it is poised for expansion as it nowserves 2.4 million passengers annually. *services, facilities and things to do “It is one step closer to bringingcomfort, safety and convenience to one of the busiest airports in the country,”said Arroyo. Classified as an international airport, the Iloilo Airport is the first airport in both Western Visayas and the island of Panay to be built to international standards, and it is also considered to be the primary gateway into the region. Located in Cabatuan, Iloilo, it has a 13,700-square-meter main passenger terminal. It is divided into three levels: arrivals and baggage claim on the first floor, check-in on the second floor and departures on the third floor. IAN PAUL CORDERO/PN *comfort (gate seating, rest zone availability, etc.) *cleanliness Getting the DILG onboard was a crucialstep for the proposal to be forwarded to the National Economic and DevelopmentAuthority, explained Arroyo. Meanwhile, Singapore’s Changi Airporttopped the 2019 Sleeping In Airports’ 10 best airports (overall) as well as itslist of top 20 best airports in Asia. *customer service Travellersrank their experiences based on the following factors: Runway lights and an InstrumentLanding System were installed, making the airport capable of supportinglow-visibility and night landings under any weather condition. “Top airports have a lot in common:plenty of seating, rest areas, a good amount of food options, helpful staff andefficient check-in, and security procedures. Some airports go above-and-beyondwith perks like in-terminal movie theatres and gardens,” according to thesleepinginairports.net website. *“sleepability” The Iloilo Airport, located inCabatuan, Iloilo, has a 13,700-square-meter main passenger terminal. It isdivided into three levels: arrivals and baggage claim on the first floor,check-in on the second floor and departures on the third floor. During a visit to the airport in Maythis year, Arroyo announced that CAAP secured the support of the Department ofInterior and Local Government (DILG) to proceed with the expansion. *navigation and ease of transitcenter_img The current airport complex consistsof a single runway, various administrative and maintenance buildings,waste-sorting and water-treatment facilities, a power-generating station, acargo terminal, and a main passenger terminal. ILOILO City – The Iloilo Airportranked 18th in the 2019 Sleeping In Airports’ “Best Airports in Asia” list, theCivil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) announced. According to Arroyo, the departmentsof Transportation, Labor, and Justice already signed the CAAP Board Resolutiongranting Original Proponent Status (OPS) to the unsolicited proponent for theIloilo Airport expansion. Three jet bridges protrude from thepassenger terminal above a 48,000-square-meter apron, enabling the airport tohandle up to six aircraft simultaneously. Classified as an internationalairport, the Iloilo Airport is the first airport in both Western Visayas andthe island of Panay to be built to international standards, and it is alsoconsidered to be the primary gateway into the region. It opened to commercialtraffic on June 14, 2007 with then President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyoinaugurating it. CAAP, she said, may now proceed tosubject the proposal to a Swiss Challenge [third parties would be allowed tomake better offers to the unsolicited offer made by the original proponent;then the original proponent gets the right to counter-match any superior offersgiven by the third party]. The goal is to ensure that the government gets thebest offer. “We expect that more Philippineairports will be included (in the list) next year. The survey for the 2019 listwas done until September. We have airports that were built just recently,” saidCAAP spokesperson Eric Apolonio. The Iloilo Airport has one primary2,500-meter runway 45 meters wide. It can support wide-bodied aircraft such asthe Airbus A330, Airbus A340, Airbus A350 XWB, Boeing 777(with reduced payloadfor the -300 series or -200 series), Boeing 767, Boeing 757, Antonov An-124Ruslan, McDonnell Douglas MD-11and Boeing 787. *immigration / security Sleeping In Airports is a travellers’guide and resource website (sleepinginairports.net). It conducts an annual surveyasking travellers to rate airports worldwide based on their overall airportexperience. *food options Photo by IAN PAUL CORDERO/PN Only one other Philippine airport madeit to the list – the Mactan Cebu International Airport which placed 16th. “I would like to extend my sincerestcongratulations to CAAP for finally getting the green light to start theexpansion of the airport,” said Arroyo. Other airports in the Asia list wereSeoul Incheon Airport, Tokyo Narita Airport, Osaka Kansai Airport, TaipeiTaoyuan Airport, Hong Kong Airport, Kuala Lumpur Airport, New Delhi Airport,Jakarta Airport, Tokyo Haneda Airport, Mumbai Airport, Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport,Bangalore Airport, Ho Chi Minh City Tan Son Nhat Airport, Hyderabad Airport, DaNang Airport, Islamabad Airport, and Kunming Airport. (With a report from the Philippine News Agency/PN)last_img read more

Kolarov extends Roma until 2021

first_imgRelatedPosts Pedro pens three-year Roma deal US billionaire completes takeover of AS Roma Sevilla, Leverkusen cruise into Europa League quarter-finals Aleksandar Kolarov has agreed a contract extension with Roma that ties the defender to the club until the end of the 2020-21 campaign. The experienced Serbia international had been due to become a free agent in June, but now looks set to spend a fourth season at Stadio Olimpico. Kolarov, 34, moved to Roma from Manchester City for €5 million (£4m/$6m) in July 2017, having won two Premier League titles, two League Cup crowns and the FA Cup during his time at the Etihad. He has made 113 appearances for the Giallorossi in all competitions, racking up an impressive 17 goals and further 18 assists throughout that period, while he has also started all 18 matches in Serie A this term. “I want to thank the club for this contract extension, it means a great deal to me,” Kolarov said on Tuesday after the club announced fresh terms had been agreed. “Even now I see it as another starting point. I intend to keep on improving and developing in order to contribute to the growth of this club. “I want to keep improving – physically, technically, my shooting… everything. At my age fitness is key, and I feel good. I’m convinced I can still improve a bit every day. “I’ve worked with a lot of coaches and I’m not just saying this because he’s here now: [Paulo] Fonseca is a coach that can do really well here, and I hope to win something here with him.” “We are delighted to be able to announce this renewal,” club chief executive Guido Fienga added of retaining the services of a no-nonsense veteran. “Aleksandar has always been the consummate professional, both on and off the pitch. With this renewal, we can continue to count on that contribution.” Free-kick specialist Kolarov scored eight league goals last season and has added another five in 2019-20. The left-back played 90 minutes as Roma lost 2-0 at home to Torino on Sunday, the result leaving Fonseca’s side in fourth place.Tags: Alexander KolarovAS RomaRomaStadio Olimpicolast_img read more