Students, alumnus with ties to Boston reflect on bombing

first_imgSenior Betsy McGovern escaped danger Monday afternoon by approximately 15 minutes. McGovern completed the Boston Marathon shortly before two bombs exploded near the finish line on Boylston St. at 2:45 p.m. The explosions killed three people and injured more than 140, according to the Associated Press. “I was probably a block away, and I picked up my bag and I heard it,” McGovern said. “I heard the first one and it didn’t really register. … I think I was just so tired that I didn’t really think about it. “It became pretty chaotic, and then I noticed the ambulances starting to come, and you heard the police kind of go over there.” McGovern, who is from approximately 20 miles north of Boston, said she was on the phone with her father when she heard the second explosion. She met up with her other family members who had been waiting at the finish line earlier, and they immediately got in the car and left. “We just feel really, really fortunate that I finished earlier and that they weren’t around there when the bombs went off,” McGovern said. “I was lucky because I was picking up my bag, I had my cell phone, but there were a lot of people who hadn’t picked up their bags yet. So you can just imagine that the explosion goes off and no one has their phone to contact their family and their friends.” The bombs blew out the front of a store called Marathon Sports, McGovern said. She said she, her dad and her uncle bought shoes there Sunday. When she watched news coverage of the explosions, McGovern saw people she had spoken to earlier in the day. “It just feels like, ‘Oh my God,’” she said. “Boston’s a small town and it’s just kind of crazy.” Monday was Patriot’s Day in Massachusetts, McGovern said, and the Boston Marathon is typically held on this holiday. Government jobs give their employees the day off and schools shut down. She said as a result, there is “huge public participation” in the marathon. “I think that’s another thing that makes this a little scary, because there are just so many people out,” McGovern said. Sophomore Paul Kearney was affected by the explosions at the Boston Marathon in a different way. His brother Damian, a 2009 alumnus of Notre Dame who works at the University’s Institute for Educational Initiatives, ran the race. “I was actually in class at the time of the bombings, and I was getting these texts from various people, like friends and family,” Kearney said. “As soon as I got out of class I started calling people, and I couldn’t reach anyone. And about 15 minutes later I finally reached my brother … and we were able to talk for a few minutes. “It was good just to hear his voice. … He said everything was all right. “ Kearney, who lives approximately 45 miles west of Boston, said the rest of his family was with his brother at the marathon. “They were parked in Boston downtown, and there was no way to get to their cars, so they had to walk out to a suburb,” he said. “Someone was going to pick them up and drive them home.” Kearney said his brother completed the marathon well before the bombs detonated. He said his brother and the rest of his family heard the explosions from a block away. “He saw all the people running and evacuating the general area, and he said that he was just pretty confused at the whole situation,” Kearney said. “And at the time he said, ‘You might actually know more than I do because it’s just a pretty hectic scene.’ And he just told me … to put a [Facebook] status up saying he was safe because what he was concerned about was not having friends and family freak out.” Receiving text messages from family and friends while he was in class caused “sensory overload,” Kearney said. “The first [messages] I saw were kind of ambiguous and I didn’t know what to make of them,” he said. “I remember the last 15 minutes of class, just, I couldn’t pay attention because I was just concerned about my family, and I immediately called them when I got out. And thankfully I finally reached them and that really calmed me down. It was just a very confusing hour there.” Kearney said his brother was unable to return to South Bend last night as planned and was trying to reschedule his flight for today. “I’m just thankful that my family’s okay,” Kearney said, “and I’m thinking about all of the other families affected.” Saint Mary’s sophomore Allie Stride said she was visiting her sister, with whom she is part of a triplet, at Boston College (BC) on Monday. Stride said she went to Boston to participate in the city-wide celebration. Stride said BC, where she watched the marathon, is at the 21-mile mark. She said she was back in her sister’s dorm room when she saw coverage of the explosions on the news. “[There was] just a lot of worry about students who are running, and making sure everybody is okay has been the biggest concern I have seen so far, just a lot of confusion also,” Stride said. “I know there was an initial concern about … a potential bomb being right on the [Boston College] campus that turned out to be false. “Just everybody is glued to the TV is all that’s going on right now. … Everybody’s trying to talk to people from home and whatnot.” Gary Kaneb, a Notre Dame alumnus of 1983, said he completed the race one hour before the explosions rocked the finish line. “[It was] literally 25 yards from the finish line,” Kaneb said. “I finished at 3:29 [minutes], so I got off the course at 1:45 p.m. or so.” Kaneb said he ran with the second seed of runners and that the explosion went off around the time the third seed would have crossed the finish line. “The third wave is mostly the [people running to support charities],” he said. “Those are the numbers 18,000 and above.” Kaneb said he was on his way home when he heard the news. He said officials pulled runners, including one of his coworkers, off the course as they closed down Boylston St. McGovern said the runners were very excited about the marathon before it began. “It’s such a big deal for people who love to run, and you’re so proud to have your bib number,” she said. “When you’re running and there’s all these spectators and they’re cheering you on, it’s really an incredible experience. … So I think that makes it especially tragic that something like this completely soiled what should be an exciting day for everybody.” Managing Editor Meghan Thomassen and Saint Mary’s Editor Kaitlyn Rabach contributed to this report. Contact Marisa Iati at miati@nd.edulast_img read more

Lakewood Family Asks For Community’s Help As Grandmother Seeks New Kidney

first_imgImage via Allison Morganti / Facebook.LAKEWOOD – A Village of Lakewood family is reaching out to the community in search of a new kidney for their grandmother.Darlene Morganti, a mother of three and a grandmother of three, recently discovered she has a hereditary kidney condition and needs a replacement.This month, Morganti’s family took to Facebook asking for their friends and neighbors help.“As I’m sure you can imagine, finding a kidney for a transplant is not easy and asking a family member or a friend to consider donating a kidney is a difficult task,” said Allison Morganti, Darlene’s daughter-in-law, in a post on Facbeook. “However, we know doing so greatly improves her chances of receiving a transplant! For those of you who have little awareness of this disease, a living kidney donation has a much higher rate of success. “Darlene needs a new kidney, and we hope anyone reading this will consider being tested to be a donor,” Allison Morganti furthered. “We know this is a big request, but we do so on behalf of a remarkable woman, who devotes every day of her life to making a difference to her family and friends.”In the post, the family asked anyone who might have O-positive blood to come forward.“If you can help, please do. If you know anyone who might want to donate, please forward this on. If you think you may be interested in helping Dar, we encourage you to get a blood test or donate blood to find out your blood type. Her blood type is O positive.”Almost instantly, the family says people started to reply offering to get tested.Morganti has been on a list for a new kidney for the last two years. Those interested in helping the family can reach out to them on Facebook via this link.This story was first reported by WNYNewsNow’s news partner WIVB News 4. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Russia Seeks Strategic Positions in Central America

first_imgBy Gustavo Arias Retana / Diálogo October 18, 2019 Russia continues to search for spaces in Central America to take advantage of the isthmus’s geographical position, this time with an accord signed in the first half of 2019 with the Guatemalan-based Central American Parliament (PARLACEN, in Spanish), consisting of El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, and the Dominican Republic.PARLACEN’s mission is to be the democratic and political representative body of the Central American and Dominican peoples, through a community system of regional integration that guarantees peace and respect for human rights.For Carlos Cascante, professor of International Relations at the National University of Costa Rica, Moscow has little interest in cooperating with Central America; rather, it seeks to increase its influence in the region and, above all, to take advantage of Central American countries’ geographical position.“This is merely geopolitical; [Russian President] Vladimir Putin dreams of having great influence in the world and occupying new spaces,” Cascante told Diálogo. “They started with Nicaragua in Central America, but their interest doesn’t stop there. The region is very close to the United States and has access to key military areas, such as the Caribbean Sea. Russia isn’t about building ties. It has to do with its interest in occupying spaces.”In addition to the agreement, Russia has conducted other activities in recent years to increase its influence in Central America. For instance, Russia built a surveillance base in Nicaragua and sold the country 50 war tanks. It also signed an agreement with Costa Rica to lift visa requirements for Russian citizens.“Russia bets on cultural cooperation as a way to strengthen ties with the region, especially in the case of Guatemala, due to its extensive archaeological patrimony,” José Cal, History professor at the University of San Carlos, Guatemala, told Diálogo. “Moscow seeks to consolidate the expansion of its relations with the other countries in the isthmus. In Panama, the economic aspect is important, while in the Northern Triangle [El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras] it wants to get involved in the energy sector. Clearly, it has other interests, but that’s never specified in writing in the papers they sign.”There is another important element of Russian influence that analysts highlight. “Russia sees the opportunity to be closer to informal players who have a presence in the region, such as Russian mafias that traffic people and arms,” Cascante said. “The relationship between Moscow and those groups is unlike what happens in the West, where the State and these organizations are enemies. In Russia, that division isn’t clear, and there’s no question about these groups’ presence in Latin America. Central America is a transit zone for many illegitimate businesses, especially drugs and weapons. Moscow wants to be as close as possible to these illicit businesses.”Symbolic movementThe agreement with PARLACEN gives Russia the chance to open a spot in the regional agenda and bolster its political and military interests. It also allows the country to position itself beyond Nicaragua, a traditional partner of Russia in the region since the 1980s.“It’s an important scenario for them, but they know for sure that it isn’t a nerve center in Central American politics. It’s a good space to say, ‘We see more than just Nicaragua.’ It sends the message that they want to retake Russia-Central America relations,” Cascante said.“It’s a wink to the rest of the Central American countries. The approach aims to expand Russia’s relations with the rest of the countries in the isthmus, beyond Nicaragua. Central America’s location is fundamental in geopolitics and the military domain, and Russia knows it, so it will try to enter wherever it can,” Cal concluded.last_img read more

3 questions that will put your finances and life on the right track

first_imgby: Tim Maurer, The BAM AllianceFinancial planning guru George Kinder has a powerful tool for helping people set priorities for their money…and their lives. Here it is.Few things seem more diametrically opposed than managing money and spiritual enlightenment. But not everyone sees it that way. Some very influential people in the financial advisory community have dedicated their lives to helping advisers assist clients deal with the more personal elements in personal finance.Consider George Kinder, the Harvard-trained economist-turned-philosopher-turned-CPA. He managed to evolve his tax practice into a comprehensive financial advisory offering, with supporting methodology, while on the successful path to becoming a Buddhist teacher based in Cambridge, Mass. and Hana, Hawaii.Within the advisory community, Kinder is almost universally known as the “father of life planning.” To many advisers, his work is the seminal, much-needed missing link between life and money. He originally articulated his views in his book, The Seven Stages of Money Maturity. Many more advisers, however, envision Kinder playing the ukulele on a magic carpet — just a little too “out there” for mainstream consumption and practical application. Having moved from the camp of skeptics to the camp of adherents myself, I invite you to consider what could become one of the most valued tools in a financial planning practice: George Kinder’s Three Questions. continue reading » 9SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Fact-Checking the Debate on Encryption

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York By Jeff Larson and Julia Angwin, ProPublicaAs politicians and counter-terrorism officials search for lessons from the recent attacks in Paris and San Bernardino, California, senior officials have called for limits on technology that sends encrypted messages.It’s a debate that has repeatedly recurred for more than a decade.In the 1990s, the Clinton Administration directed technology companies to store copies of their encryption keys with the government. That would have given the government a “backdoor” to allow law enforcement and intelligence agencies easy access to encrypted communications. That idea was dropped after sharp criticism from technologists and civil liberties advocates.More recently, intelligence officials in Europe and the United States have asserted that encryption hampers their ability to detect plots and trace perpetrators. But many have questioned whether it would be practical or wise to allow governments widespread power to read encrypted messages.To help readers appreciate the arguments on both sides, we’ve pulled together some FAQs on a subject that is sure to be hotly debated in the years to come.Q: Are terrorists really using encrypted messages to plot attacks?A: There’s mounting evidence that terrorist groups are using encryption, but so does nearly everyone living in modern society. Encryption protects your bank information, prevents your password from being stolen when you log into a website, and allows all e-commerce transactions to take place securely.In addition, apps that send encrypted text messaging apps through Wi-Fi, such as WhatsApp, Signal and Telegram, have become increasingly commonplace in places where text messaging is expensive.One piece of evidence that terror networks are using encrypted messages surfaced in a recent issue of ISIS’s Dabiq magazine,where the group listed a contact number in Telegram. Soon after,Telegram shut down many ISIS-connected groups using its service. And earlier this year, a West Point researcher found copies of an encryption manual designed for journalists and activists on an Internet forum linked to ISIS.Intelligence officials have said that the planner of the Paris terrorist attacks used encryption technology, but police also found that one of the Paris terrorists was using an unencrypted cellphone.Q: Are Google, Apple, Facebook and Twitter thwarting law enforcement through their use of encryption?A: In the past few years, Silicon Valley tech companies have added layers of encryption to their cellphones and websites in an effort to assure users that their data is safe from both hackers and spies. That encryption has also made it harder for law enforcement officials to read what is transmitted by those devices.Last year, Apple made encryption the default setting for iPhones, meaning that all data stored on the device was scrambled. In an open letter announcing the change, Apple CEO Tim Cook wrote, “At Apple, we believe a great customer experience shouldn’t come at the expense of your privacy.”In congressional testimony this month, FBI Director James Comey said that encryption is now part of “terrorist tradecraft.” He cited an instance in Garland, Texas, in which two terror suspects were arrested before they could execute an attack. “That morning, before one of those terrorists left to try and commit mass murder, he exchanged 109 messages with an overseas terrorist. We have no idea what he said because those messages were encrypted,” Comey said.Q: But can’t the National Security Agency just crack any code it wants?A: It’s not clear how much encryption the NSA can break. In 2013, ProPublica and the New York Times reported on a top secret NSA program called Bullrun that was described in internal documents as being able to decrypt “vast amounts of encrypted Internet data.” The program started in 2011 and was the result of “an aggressive, multipronged effort to break widely used Internet encryption technologies.”Details of the project are not known. But the documents showed that in 2013, the agency planned to spend $250 million dollars to, in part, “insert vulnerabilities into commercial encryption systems.”Q: I heard that there is a “golden key” that unlocks all encryption. Is there such a thing?A: Not yet and it’s not clear it will ever exist. The U.S. government has been trying to figure out how to access encrypted data for decades. However, wiretapping a phone call is far easier than creating a backdoor into encryption technology.Last year, the Washington Post editorial board called for Apple and Google “with all their wizardry,” to “invent a kind of secure golden key” that would allow law enforcement officials to read any encrypted message sent by a suspect.It would be a tremendous challenge to convince the world’s encryption makers, many of whom live outside the United States, to give American authorities access to such a tool. And it would be an even bigger challenge to keep the master key secret — given that it would immediately become the No. 1 target of every hacker and nation in the world.To address that issue, a White House working group proposed a split key — where one half of the master key would be kept by the government and the other would be held by the encryption company. But the report noted that this approach would be “complex to implement and maintain.”Q: Are there less complicated ways to give law enforcement and intelligence officials the access they say they need?A: The White House working group offered three additional ideas for “backdoors” into encryption. All required manufacturing or software changes by U.S. providers and all involved significant political or technical problems.One idea raised by the panel called for manufacturers to create a special port on all devices that could only be accessed by law enforcement. Requiring a port would represent a “significant cost to U.S. providers,” but could be avoided by installing software that creates “a secondary layer of encryption,” the panel said.Another option would be for telecom providers to slip software that defeats encryption into routine upgrades sent to customers. Such an approach would “call into question the trustworthiness” of American companies’ software updates, and could be easily repelled by technically adept users.Finally, the working group suggestedthat telecom providers might be ordered to hack into their customers’ devices so that their backup routines would send unencrypted copies of all data to the government.Q: Will any of these backdoor schemes work?A: They all have flaws. A big one: Users could easily bypass all of the backdoor options by creating their own layers of encryption.It’s not clear that compelling American companies to allow backdoors would accomplish much. A significant amount of the encryption software used around the world comes from widely available “open source” products. “There may be no central authority” for the government to negotiate with, the White House said in its report.And even when there is a company to negotiate with, the government has not had luck getting access to encryption keys. Two years ago, for example, the FBI tried and failed to get access to encryption keys from Snowden’s email provider, Lavabit.Ladar Levison, Lavabit’s owner, “provided the FBI with an 11-page printout containing largely illegible characters in 4-point type” of the keys and then shut down the entire email service.Most importantly, the United States isn’t the only country in the world with legal power over technology companies. For example, many cellphones used in the United States are manufactured in China, which could also demand backdoor access for its intelligence and law enforcement authorities. The White House report warns that “any U.S. proposed solution will be adopted by other countries.”Q: So what is the government proposing?A: The short answer is that the government has quietly dropped its requests for a backdoor.Last year, in a speech at the Brookings Institution, FBI Director Comey called for a “regulatory or legislative fix” to the problem of law enforcement access to encrypted communications, which was widely interpreted as calling for legislation to require encryption backdoors.But after his proposal prompted a backlash from technologists, Comey has softened his tone. In July, he told a Senate panel that “there has not yet been a decision whether to seek legislation” about requiring companies to provide access to encrypted data.And in Wednesday’s testimony, he told a Senate panel that “the administration has decided not to seek a legislative remedy at this time.” California Sen. Dianne Feinstein suggested that she is going to seek legislation. “If there is conspiracy going on over the Internet, that encryption ought to be able to be pierced,” she said at the hearing.On Thursday, privacy advocates visited the White House to discuss a petition they submitted in support of strong encryption. Kevin Bankston, director of the Open Technology Institute, who attended the meeting, said that administration officials said they “would like to move beyond this debate” and start discussing “how to adapt to strong encryption rather than fighting it.”ProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for their newsletter.last_img read more

North Amityville Shooting Leaves 1 Dead, 1 Wounded

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 38-year-old West Babylon man was killed and a second man was wounded during a shooting in North Amityville on the Fourth of July, Suffolk County police said.Officers responded to a 911 call reporting that two men were shot on Emerald Lane North at 3:19 a.m., police said.Jason White and a 28-year-old Wyandanch man were taken to Southside Hospital in Bay Shore, where White died from his injuries and the second victim was admitted in serious condition.Homicide Squad detectives are continuing the investigation and ask anyone with information on this shooting to call them at 631-852-6392 or anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.last_img

Four organizations receive funding at Jim ‘Mudcat’ Grant All-Star Golf Tournament

first_imgBruce Boyea, Chairman and CEO of Security Mutual Life Insurance, says this year, the tournament is about one-third the size of years past. This year, the Broome County Urban League, Boys and Girls Club, CHOW, and Catholic Charities of Broome County received $10,000 each, and the City of Binghamton’s Veteran housing project received $7,000. Due to the pandemic, the tournament was not able to have the same amount of local celebrities they usually have.  APALACHIN (WBNG) — Before teeing off at the annual Jim ‘Mudcat’ Grant All-Star Golf Tournament, four local charities were awarded funding.  “One thing we didn’t do, we didn’t skinny back the contributions that we’re making,” Boyea said. “Because quite frankly, the need is greater than ever before.”last_img read more

Grandmother, 5 grandchildren arrested for stealing, dismantling tractor

first_imgHer 11, 12, 13 and 14-year-old grandchildren were charged with one count of burglary in the 3rd degree, one count of criminal mischief in the fourth degree and one county of grand larceny in the fourth degree. According to a news release, the Delaware County Sheriff’s Office arrested 61-year-old Kathleen M. Shaffer of Andes, N.Y. and charged her with endangering the welfare of a child and criminal possession of stolen property in the 4th degree. According to the sheriff’s office, the 11, 12, 13 and 14-year-olds stole the tractor, drove it to their residence, and Shaffer allowed them to dismantle it with the help of the 17-year-old. Shaffer was aware the tractor was stolen, they say. The 11, 12, 13 and 14-year-olds were released on juvenile appearance tickets to the Delaware County Probation Department. The 17-year-old was released on released on an appearance ticket to the Delaware County Felony Youth Part. Shaffer was released on an appearance ticket to the Andes Town Court. Deputies found the stolen tractor dismantled while interviewing neighbors.center_img ANDES, N.Y. (WBNG) — Authorities in Delaware County arrested a grandmother and her five grandchildren in a investigation into an August burglary. Shaffer’s 17-year-old grandchild was charged with criminal possession of stolen property in the 4th degree. On August 18, the Delaware County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of forced entry into a home and a stolen garden tractor from a shed on Shaver Hollow Road in the town of Andes, N.Y. last_img read more

COVID-19: Antiparasitic drug can kill coronavirus within two days, study finds

first_imgA recent collaborative study conducted by a team from Monash University and the Doherty Institute in Australia has found that a commonly used antiparasitic drug could halt the incubation process of the novel coronavirus and potentially cure COVID-19 positive patients of any ailments caused by the virus.The study showed that the drug available globally called Ivermectin was able to kill SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, growing in cell culture within 48 hours. It must be noted, however, that the study was conducted in vitro – in a controlled environment outside a living organism – and that more credible data would be obtained pending clinical trials on human subjects.“We report here that Ivermectin, an FDA-approved antiparasitic previously shown to have broad-spectrum antiviral activity in vitro, is an inhibitor of the causative virus,” the report stated. The drug was previously shown to have been effective against a wide variety of viruses, including HIV, dengue, influenza and the Zika virus, the study claimed.Kylie Wagstaff, a scientist at the Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute who led the study, said the optimistic results of the study had warranted the possibility of human trials, which would yield more credible information regarding the drug’s efficacy within living cells.Read also: Potential COVID-19 vaccine shows promise in mouse study“We found that even a single dose [of Ivermectin] could essentially remove all viral RNA [ribonucleic acid] by 48 hours and that even at 24 hours there was a really significant reduction in it,” Wagstaff said in the report. “We need to figure out now whether the dosage that can be used in humans will be effective – that’s the next step,”Ivermectin had presumably inhibited the viral process that “dampened down” the host cells’ ability to kill it, Wagstaff said. However, the specific ways in which Ivermectin overrides such viral processes have yet to be discovered, she added.Many countries, including Indonesia, are scrambling to find possible remedies for the deadly virus as scientists fast-tracked research on a vaccine.President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo announced last month that the government had been preparing medicine, including 3 million doses of chloroquine, which he described as “having been proven to cure COVID-19 in other countries”.However, health experts have since raised concerns over the risks inherent in self-medication using choloroquine phosphate – an antimalarial drug – as they claimed the medicine had an array of dangerous side effects including diarrhea, breathing difficulties, weakened muscles and mental disorders.Topics :last_img read more

Retirees lockup and hit the road

first_img Brisbane home prices to take off Southeast Queensland over 50s can continue to tick off their bucket lists as Ingenia Lifestyle Bethania unveils new home design concepts to suit ‘lock up and leave’ residents.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus15 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market15 hours ago“This unique model is the perfect way for downsizers to fund a brand new lifestyle, eliminating the need to pay stamp duty, exit fees or deferred management fees, plus residents are able to keep 100 per cent of the capital gains if or when they choose to sell their home.”Ms Manson said residents appreciated being able to house RVs and caravans nearby as the village supports the “lock up and leave’’ lifestyle. Lutwyche tennis centre to become retirement village Ingenia Lifestyle regional sales manager Sharon Manson said the new concepts were designed to meet the growing demand from local downsizers. INGENIA LIFESTYLE BETHANIA Local residents and grey nomads Lee and Norma Falconer love being part of their Ingenia Lifestyle Bethania community — when they’re not busy travelling around Australia.“This year we have been away for four-and-a-half months travelling — mainly in our caravan,” Mr Falconer said.“Living in the village makes it easy to pack up and go.” >>FOLLOW EMILY BLACK ON FACEBOOK<< 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?00:58 An internal image of a home at the Bethania community.“Ingenia Lifestyle Bethania residents love the freedom that comes with leaving their homes behind for a few weeks as they travel around in their RVs or caravans,” she said. Southeast Queensland over-50s can continue to tick off their bucket lists as Ingenia Lifestyle Bethania unveils new home design concepts to suit ”lock up and leave’’ residents. MORE: Ingenia Lifestyle Bethania’s clubhouse.“Ingenia Lifestyle’s new home design concepts are part of the innovative land lease ownership model and will provide Queenslanders a fresh taste for adventure, with homes equipped to fit a caravan or recreational vehicle,” Ms Manson said. She said the community had become a popular option for downsizers looking to boost their financial health through its innovative land lease ownership model.“Ingenia Lifestyle’s land lease model allows buyers to purchase a new, architecturally-designed home and lease — rather than own — the land,” Ms Manson said. The house with seven toilets RELATED: Developer: Ingenia Price: Two-bedroom homes from $299,000 Location: 41 Radke Rd, Bethania The new range of homes will launch to the market in February with construction planned for mid-2019.last_img read more