Millclock ZIN18 Nixie clock gives modern tech a retro touch » Gadget Flow

first_imgThe Millclock ZIN18 Nixie Clock is sure to start conversations. This creative clock features Nixie tubes, which were used in the 50s as light-up numeric indicators in technical equipment. The tubes were handmade and required expertise to manufacture. Today, they harken back to a different era. The Nixie tubes in this clock are also handmade and use higher-quality materials than the originals. They’re also pretty energy efficient. Moreover, the ZIN18 comes with a smartphone app and has a touch-sensitive control panel that allows you to set the time. Additionally, this clock synchronizes its timing with the internet, so you won’t have to worry when it’s time to move the clocks forward or back. Best of all, it has its own alarm. With this retro clock, what’s old really is new again. – Advertisement –last_img read more

The Hill House has sweeping views of the Gold Coast

first_img ON THE MARKET How cute it the wallpaper!The top level has three extra bedrooms, including the main, as well as an upstairs retreat.It was hard for Ms Gessner to pinpoint her favourite part of the home but said she loved the seamless flow of indoor and outdoor living spaces.“It’s so good for entertaining,” she said.While reluctant, they have decided to sell the house so they can build a new one on a block they have bought across the road.“We were just super keen to get our teeth stuck into something else and keep challenging ourselves,” she said.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:58Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:58 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD576p576p360p360p216p216pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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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 Rate1xFullscreenWhy location is everything in real estate01:59 Is this not one of the cutest powder rooms you’ve ever seen?“The build itself took nine months.”The couple has been living in the house with their two children for the past year.The lower level has two separate garages, two storage rooms, a laundry and recreation room.At the centre is a garden, which has a palm tree that rises through the middle of the house as high as the third floor.Ms Gessner said it had to be lifted into place with a crane.On the middle level, there is an open plan kitchen and living room, which flows out to a covered outdoor entertainment area overlooking a pool.There are three bedrooms on the middle floor as well as a study, family room and games lounge. It blends indoor and outdoor living seemlessly. COAST HOUSE SPARKS BIGGING WAR Enjoy dinner with a view. The Reedy Creek property at 18 Abbey Ridge Rd will go to auction next weekend.AFTER years of renovating houses, Dominee Gessner and Ben Rochford decided to take the plunge and build their own.It was a challenge but one they took in their stride, and the result is nothing short of breathtaking.They bought what was a vacant half-acre hillside block in 2015 with a vision to build their dream home.It was advertised as having limited views but today, the three-storey house that towers above it has some of the best on the Gold Coast. The master bedroom has a wall of floor-to-ceiling windows. The home has multiple living areas. Ms Gessner said years of renovating experience helped them design and build the house, which recently won a 2018 regional Master Builders House and Construction award, with the help of an architect.“We’ve done about six renovations so this was our first full-build for ourselves,” she said.“I always knew I wanted the house to (have) a bit of a Palm Springs-inspired thing about it (but) we designed it based around our family and what we wanted to live in. More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa15 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days agoThe kitchen has a minimalist style and is versatile. 18 Abbey Ridge Rd, Reedy Creek A 6m palm tree is at the centre of the house. The city skyline can be seen from the living area.Following months of work to obtain council approval, Ms Gessner said they built the house into the side of the sloping land to leverage off the extra height.“I think we’ve pretty much got the best views in the street,” she said.“We see from Mermaid Beach to the far edge of Burleigh.”Dubbed The Hill House, it certainly attracts attention in its elevated position. NEW SHOPPING CENTRE TO INCREASE PROPERTY VALUES Agent: Jackson Paradise and Carita Lanham, Ray White Prestige Gold Coast Features: Recreation and games rooms, outdoor kitchen with barbecue, wok and bar fridge, pool, CCTV, butler’s pantry Area: 2322sq m Auction: September 30, 11am Inspections: By appointmentlast_img read more

Prime Minister Skerrit justifies the need for VAT

first_imgLocalNews Prime Minister Skerrit justifies the need for VAT by: – July 10, 2012 40 Views   3 comments Share Share Tweetcenter_img Prime Minister and Finance Minister, Roosevelt SkerritPrime Minister and Minister for Finance, Hon. Roosevelt Skerrit has underscored the importance of Dominica’s 15 percent Value Added Tax as a crucial revenue-earner for the Government.Days before the presentation of the 2012-2013 National Budget, the Prime Minister is not encouraged by suggestions from opposition circles on how the Government should manage the country’s economy.The Prime Minister says suggestion by the Opposition for the removal of the Value Added Tax is not sound advice at this time.“I hear today of people who say they love Dominica talking about all sort of nonsense about what the Government should do or should not do in this upcoming budget. People talk about removing VAT altogether but with no alternative suggestions.”“You remove VAT then what do you replace VAT with? How is Government going to pay public officers and to help maintain goods and services?” the Prime Minister questioned.Prime Minister Skerrit says his Government’s decision to introduce the Value Added Tax or VAT several years ago was a necessary one.He says further that due to the global financial crisis, several countries around the world have had to increase taxes including the VAT.“What we have seen in other countries is that not only have they maintained the VAT legislation, they have increased the VAT. In the United Kingdom for example the VAT there is 20%, in Barbados it was increased to 17.5%”.The VAT was officially introduced in Dominica in March of 2006 and since then has been be a significant revenue-earner for the Government.The VAT replaced the consumption tax of twenty percent (20%) on most goods, the sales tax of seven point five percent (7.5%) on all goods, the hotel occupancy tax of five percent (5%) and the entertainment tax.The VAT was imposed at a general rate of fifteen percent (15%). A reduced rate of ten percent (10%) was also applied to hotel accommodation.Government Information Service Share Sharing is caring!last_img read more