first_imgDialling in from her Berlin flat, Merkel, 65, led a cabinet meeting that decided on a major rescue package for virus-stricken companies and employees in Europe’s top economy.”She was tested today and now we are waiting for the results, and we’ll see what comes out of that,” Seibert said, adding that any next steps would be guided by advice from doctors and Germany’s Robert Koch Institute (RKI) disease control agency.Seibert thanked everyone on Merkel’s behalf for “the many, many well wishes and messages for the chancellor to stay healthy”.The spokesman declined to say whether Merkel’s chemistry professor husband Joachim Sauer was quarantining with her, saying he would not share information about family members. Angela Merkel is “doing well” in self-imposed quarantine and awaiting the results of her coronavirus test, her spokesman said Monday, as the veteran chancellor joined millions of Germans in working from home.Merkel decided to self-isolate as a precaution after learning on Sunday that a doctor who vaccinated her last Friday was infected with the novel coronavirus.”The chancellor is doing well,” her spokesman Steffen Seibert told reporters. Asked if he himself, as a close Merkel staffer, should self-isolate, Seibert said he last met with the chancellor on Sunday afternoon but had stuck to the advice of keeping a safe physical distance from people.News that Merkel was going into quarantine came shortly after she gave a press conference in Berlin where she showed no symptoms of ill health.She used the press conference to announce fresh curbs on social interactions to contain a pandemic that has infected over 22,600 people in Germany and killed 86.The latest measures include a ban on gatherings of more than two people, on top of last week’s closures of schools, non-essential shops, bars and restaurants.The head of the RKI, Lothar Wieler, on Monday said he was “optimistic” that the restrictions were paying off, noting that the outbreak’s “exponential growth curve had started to flatten a bit”.He expected to have a clearer view of the trend by Wednesday.Topics :last_img read more

first_imgThe view is what first captured the vendor’s eye – and heart.However, it wasn’t the gardens Ms He would miss most – she can build them anywhere.It was the view over suburbia.“You’re high up on Springwood Ridge and you can see across Springwood,” she said.“During the day you see the mountains, and at night it is a sea of lights. It’s just amazing.”The two-level house has impressive living spaces, with an incredible living room just off the entry, which has a two storey void and a 5m floor to ceiling window next to an open fireplace. The house at 221 Springwood Rd, Springwood, is for sale.ANGELA He can be found pottering around the garden at her Springwood property.From her backyard, she cultivates anything from corn, snow peas and chillies, to mangoes, guava and lime.It is her passion for gardening and the enjoyment she gains from living off the land that allows her to be semi-self-sufficient. The main living room has a jaw-dropping 5m window.“We took all the golden canes and palm trees out of the back garden, put in fruit trees and built a raised vegie garden just near the kitchen,” Ms He said.“We put in two rainwater tanks, put some solar panels on the roof and built a chook pen.”The additions have contributed to feeding her family hundreds of meals in the decade she had lived at the 221 Springwood Rd property. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus14 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market14 hours agoThe kitchen is where Ms He whips up their home grown produce.“I just harvested some amazing potatoes and cooked them up for me and my son,” Ms He said.“Some parts of the year we just go out and we can pick a whole meal in spring or autumn.“It’s so fulfilling to be able to go out and pick a meal and enjoy.” Relaxing out on the balcony is one of Ms He’s favourite spaces. All the living spaces are downstairs, with all the bedrooms upstairs.Ms He also converted a garage into a self-contained granny flat.“The house would be great for a family with a couple of young kids; they can walk to parks and it is an easy drive to the schools.”Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:51Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:51 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD576p576p432p432p270p270pAutoA, 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 Rate1xFullscreenStarting your hunt for a dream home00:51last_img read more

first_imgNew Delhi: Ramkumar Ramanathan notched up a straight set win over Canada’s Vasek Pospisil to reach his first ever ATP semi-finals but veteran Leander Paes bowed out after losing his doubles quarterfinal at the Hall of Fame Open grasscourt tournament in Newport.The 23-year-old from Chennai took one hour and 18 minutes to get across Pospisil 7-5, 6-2 in the quarterfinals on Thursday.The 161-ranked Indian will meet American Tim Smyczek in the last four of the tournament.Ramanathan, who had stunned world No. 8 Dominic Thiem at the Antalya Open last year, sent down five aces and converted the three break points that came his way.Paes, who is playing his first match since creating the Davis Cup world record in February for most number of wins in doubles, and his American partner Jamie Cerretani suffered a 3-6 6-7 (3) loss to giant-killers Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan and Austin Crajicek in the doubles quarterfinals.Jeevan and Austin, who had toppled top seeds Nicholas Monroe and John-Patrick Smith in the first round, will face fourth seeds Spain’s Marcelo Arevalo and Mexico’s Miguel Angel Reyes-Varela in the semifinals.In-form Divij Sharan and his partner Jackson Withrow, seeded second, defeated Australia’s Matthew Ebden and Ukraine’s Sergiy Stakhovsky 7-6 (4) 6-3 to set up a semifinal clash with New Zealand’s Artem Sitak and Israel’s Janathan Erlich.Artem and Janathan saw off third seeds India’s Purav Raja and British Ken Skupski 4-6 6-3 10-8 in a thrilling quarterfinal contest. For all the Latest Sports News News, Tennis News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

first_imgBosnia-Herzegovina’s top skier twenty-years-old Elvedina Muzaferija today wrote down the history of BiH skiing by winning the first points for Bosnia-Herzegovina in the World Cup skiing run at the Austrian Altenmarkt-Zauchensee.After the first run, the BiH skier was 31st, mostly due to the fact that as many as 16 skiers did not reach the finish line, but nevertheless she managed to finish the race in the second run and thus write down the history of the sport. Muzaferija finished first with a time of 1: 18,40, which was 4.6 seconds behind Italian winner Federica Brignone, while she finished second with a time of 54.30. Overall, Elvedina finished 2: 12.70, 9.35 seconds behind Federica Brignone, Klix.ba news portal reports.last_img read more