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Daily Mail: Croatia among the most expensive destinations for British tourists

first_imgSource / photo: Daily Mail In a week in Pula, a tourist will spend around 6.980 kuna, which is approximately 423 kuna less than the amount they would spend in Dubai, otherwise often synonymous with an expensive vacation. Summer vacation prices in 10 popular destinations Pula is the only European destination that has not become cheaper, but has risen in price by 0,7 percent compared to 2018. It ranks fourth in a select group of the most expensive destinations that still make up Dubai, Orlando and Toronto. The research showed that the Bulgarian Sunny Beach is the cheapest option for families for the fourth year in a row. A week’s vacation at this destination costs around 5.400 kuna per person, which is 17 percent less than last year. The price calculation includes a stay of seven nights, flights, dinners, spending money and one activity. The British daily Daily Mail published an article analyzing price movements in popular holiday destinations frequented by British tourists. center_img Sunny Beach and the Algarve are followed by Antalya, Zakynthos, Dordogne and Lanzarote on the list of cheapest destinations to explore. The Portuguese Algarve recorded the largest drop in prices (-20,2%) compared to last year. Thus, tourists visiting the southernmost Portuguese province will spend around 6.170 kuna this year. “Croatia recently saw an increase in popularity, which could be the reason for the 0,7 percent increase in prices compared to last year”, They concluded from the Daily Mail, one of the most widely read British daily newspapers. Destinations covered by the M&S Bank survey are Sunny Beach (Bulgaria), Algarve (Portugal), Antalya (Turkey), Zakynthos (Greece), Dordogne (France), Lanzarote (Spain), Dubai (UAE), Orlando (USA), Toronto (Canada), and Pula is also on the list.last_img read more

COVID-19 renovation boom: How much Aussies are spending to give their houses a facelift during the pandemic

first_imgVictoria and Paul Taylor are renovating their investment property in Mitchelton. Picture: Tara Croser.Aussie families have jumped at the chance to renovate their properties during the coronavirus pandemic.New lending data has revealed just how keen Australians are to give their homes a facelift,, with the average budget coming in at a whopping $63,188.Victoria came in with the highest average renovation cost at $71,067, followed by Tasmania $67,416 and New South Wales $66,609. Queensland held the median at $60,560.ACT ($58,466), Western Australia ($54,377) and South Australia ($53,524) were below the national average renovation cost alongside QLD, according to Suncorp Bank lending data retrieved from July 2019 to June 2020.MORE: Amazing home has an entire skate park inside itExperts warn of sharp fall in house prices28-year-old buys house sight unseen, againBuilders have reported being inundated with enquiries for quotes for renovation projects.Brisbane-based builder Mitch Picklington of Mitcon Build has been inundated with construction enquiries from households during COVID-19.“We have been inundated with requests to quote for different jobs around Brisbane at the moment, whether it’s renovating one room in the house or making plans for a larger scale renovation to use the government’s Home Builder scheme.”Among the most popular requests were improvements to shared living areas, he said.“We’ve seen a surge in people wanting to expand their current living areas with an extension and refresh their outdoor entertainment area by adding a pergola, deck or even swimming pool.”AVERAGE COST OF RENOVATIONState/Territory Average AmountNSW $66,609WA $54,377QLD $60,560VIC $71,067TAS $67,416SA $53,524ACT $58,466Australia $63,118(Source: Suncorp)Suncorp data showed renovations were booming in The Gap, Burleigh Waters, Coorparoo, Elanora and Nerang in Queensland while Kellyville, Drummoyne, Miranda, Tamworth and Ballina were among those frequently renovated in New South Wales.Suncorp executive general manager consumer lending Bruce Rush said postponed holidays or events were among factors that were seeing households start planning renovations.More from newsWhizzkid buys almost one property a month during COVID-197 days agoThousands of affordable homes in limbo amid push for federal help15 Sep 2020“Many customers are keen to improve the look and feel of their home but don’t know where to start. The best way to keep a renovation on track and on budget is to do as much research as you can before getting started. Talking to your bank or broker is a good place to start to ensure you get the right finance for your renovation project.”Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:58Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:58 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p216p216p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. 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 Rate1xFullscreenHow much do I need to retire?00:58Victoria and Paul Taylor are among those who are planning to start renovation work, in their case on an investment property they’ve just picked up.“Our budget is $30,000 so spending on essential upgrades and upcycling as much as possible,” Mrs Taylor said. They’re saving money on the renovation by putting in a new bathroom with upcycled cast-iron bath and basin, and repainting the original 1950s kitchen rather than install a new one.“We should be done by mid October so that will be six weeks in total,” she said.Kitchens are still the most expensive part of the home to renovate but builders are reporting many requests coming in to improve living and entertainment zones.“We had been looking at purchasing an investment property for some time but nothing was jumping out at us. We found this renovators delight in Mitchelton and are taking time off to do it up rather than go on holiday. We weren’t thinking about renovating but given COVID-19 restrictions we figured we might as well put our energy and some dollars into a project that will hopefully reap rewards in the long term.”According to Suncorp’s renovation calculator, kitchens continue to be the most expensive part of the home to renovate – averaging $20,750, a bathroom around $16,250, a double carport would set a homeowner back $32,450, while a small deck costs about $4,300.Angie Brown from Randwick, New South Wales, said when COVID-19 changed her 2020 travel plans, she turned to renovations.Paul and Victoria Taylor are renovating their investment property during COVID-19. Pic: Tara Croser.“We had always planned to renovate, but COVID-19 and spending more time in our apartment than ever before made us reassess our finances, hastening up our renovation plans. It’s been nice to stay busy planning our apartment renovation, talking to our bank and having discussions with local suppliers and builders, and it has given us something to look forward to in a pretty crazy year where things haven’t exactly gone to plan.”LATEST REAL ESTATE NEWSlast_img read more

Liverpool’s transfer plans in turmoil

first_imgPhoto © Pixabay Liverpool’s transfer plans were thrown into turmoil in embarrassing fashion last night.A proposed move for Virgil Van Dijk ended with an apology to Southampton for any misunderstanding over an approach for the player.The Saints had threatened reporting Liverpool to the FA for an illegal approach, something which seems to have brought a swift end to their pursuit.last_img

N’Zealand Athlete Kidnapped, Seven Russian Swimmers Banned

first_imgA New Zealand jiu-jitsu athlete claimed yesterday that he was “kidnapped” in Rio de Janeiro.Jason Lee, 27, tweeted: “What did you guys get up to yesterday? I got kidnapped. Go Olympics! #Rio2016.”The athlete said he was taken by men in police uniform and forced to withdraw money from two cash machines (ATMs).Lee has been living in Brazil for 10 months, but is not participating in next month’s Rio Games – which begin on August 5- because jiu-jitsu is not an Olympic sport.Meanwhile, the Australian Olympic team is refusing to move their athletes into the Rio Olympic Games Village because of concerns about the state of the accommodation.Also yesterday, seven Russian swimmers were banned from competing at the Rio Olympic Games by swimming’s governing body FINA. Those deemed ineligible for Rio include Yulia Efimova, a 200m bronze medallist in London, who had a provisional ban lifted by FINA last week.It said the McLaren Report has showed anti-doping rules were “not properly applied” by Russian authorities.FINA will also now re-test all the samples of Russian athletes collected at last year’s World Championships.As well as Efimova, Mikhail Dovgalyuk, Natalia Lovtcova and Anastasia Krapivina were withdrawn by the Russian Olympic Committee.Nikita Lobintsev, Vladimir Morozov and 17-year-old Daria Ustinova appeared in the World Anti-Doping Agency-commissioned investigation.That report by Dr Richard McLaren claims Russia operated a state-sponsored doping programme for four years across the “vast majority” of summer and winter Olympic sports.Following the findings, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said it would leave it up to individual sports’ governing bodies to decide if competitors are clean and should be allowed to take part.FINA said it “acknowledges and supports” the IOC’s position.FINA will, therefore, “as a decision made as an emergency in the context of Rio 2016” subject the eligibility of Russian athletes to specific additional criteria, which are:No athlete corresponding to the samples mentioned in the McLaren report will be eligibleA board will review whether Russian athletes were subject to reliable anti-doping scrutinyNo athlete who has already sanctioned will be declared eligible to compete at RioFINA said the “exact implication for the Russian Swimming Federation is still to be clarified” and an “ad hoc commission will have to investigate”.The commission will consider any further information from McLaren’s ongoing investigation.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Another wet start to the month for Fort St. John

first_imgThat means in the first week of the month, we’ve recorded nearly 40 per cent of the July average of 83.2 millimetres. Thus we are well ahead of last year’s pace, when we received only 9.8 millimetres in the first week, and the full month total was 10 millimetres less than we’ve already recorded this year.However, this was a heavy precipitation day two years ago when the airport station recorded 45.4 millimetres of rain – the biggest one day dump in the month – when it posted a total of 144.9. – Advertisement –last_img read more

All a good party needs is witty Jennifer Tilly

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre With the strong reviews for “Intervention,” might there be another chance at Oscar? “I never thought I was going to become major, major,” she said. “The Oscar nomination came out of nowhere. I did my own little campaign. I did my own ads. Overnight, I had the paparazzi, who would take pictures of me if I hung around long enough looking hopeful. Once in a while, `Entertainment Tonight’ would ask me something if no one was around. Then everyone wanted my opinion about everything! It was hard to realize my social status had changed.” Jennifer is best known for her comic roles, in films such as “Bullets” and “Liar Liar,” and as the voice of Bonnie Swanson on “Family Guy,” but “Intervention” gives her a chance to show her dramatic chops. She plays a woman confronting the possible disintegration of her marriage as her husband goes through drug rehabilitation. “I do a lot of comedy. Comedy is fun, and I like to make people laugh. This entire movie was improvised, and everyone came up with their own characters. When I’m faced with that situation, I like to come up with the kind of character no one casts me as.” Once famously dubbed the hardest-working actress in Hollywood, she has six films in the can waiting for release. One of them is “Silver Valley,” which Jennifer amusingly describes as “the most expensive movie China ever made.” Interviewing Jennifer Tilly is a lot like being at a really good party: You hear lots of great stories, you laugh a lot, and it all ends far too soon. All I needed was a drink! Jennifer was calling from Puerto Vallarta to talk up her movie “Intervention,” which won Best Feature honors at the San Diego Film Festival last month and earned Jennifer the Best Actress prize. “Actors – we always love to get awards,” admits Jennifer, nominated for an Oscar for Woody Allen’s “Bullets Over Broadway” in 1995. “It’s really nice to get validation, and we worked really hard on that film. The entire movie was improvised, and everyone came up with their own characters.” “The whole movie is in Chinese except my scenes. It’s a sweeping epic. The Chinese girls in scenes with me had to learn to speak English phonetically.” Not only does she do a lot of work in independent films, but she attends professional poker tournaments throughout the world. She won the World Series of Poker bracelet in 2005 and regularly appears in televised poker events. “My boyfriend \ is a professional poker player, and I have an alternative career. I won the gold bracelet, and it’s like winning an Olympic gold medal. Poker is one of those amazing games like chess where you never master it. It’s been hard having two careers. … I have literally in my hallway eight suitcases that have not been unpacked. I’m always on the go. I’ve always been a workaholic.” For an extended version of the Jennifer Tilly story and more celebrity news, go to Greg Hernandez’s daily Hollywood Joe blog at blogs.dailynews.com/hollywoodjoe. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img