Alan Stuart is MD of Stuarts of Buckhaven and president of Scottish BakersI’ve been studying the budget airlines and have come up with the solution for all my pie problems. I am launching Easy-Pie.com, which will revolutionise the UK pie industry.Inspired by Simple Simon, my mission statement will be ’One a penny, two a penny’ and I believe that Easy-Pie.com will capture the lion’s share of the market. The website is based on our colleagues in the airline industry. Our pies will sell at the prices quoted in the mission statement, subject to a few modest extras, which will give our customers unprecedented options once unthinkable:-1. Comprehensive food safety insurance covering everything from foot-and-mouth and mad cow disease to bubonic plague and avian flu (only £100 for lifetime cover).2. Comprehensive cost increase insurance, protecting both of us from the effects of price rises like flour, wages, fuel etc (again only £100 for lifetime cover).3. A small credit card charge of £8, which lets you buy up to 10,000 pies at one time.4. The opportunity to customise your pies. For instance, if you want a particular filling, just choose from our menu of over 100, ranging from simple minced beef to venison, sole or even vegetables (surcharge applicable).Want your pies baked? We can do that from only £10 per dozen. However, we regret that during winter months September to June this will be £20 per dozen because our ovens start off much colder during this period.5. You might want to reserve your pies for a particular day (normally we deliver orders to suit ourselves). That is available for the same £10 per dozen no winter surcharge here! Finally, we will pack your order in secure temperature-controlled containers (only £5 each) to ensure absolute freshness on delivery. NB: if no-one is in when we deliver, we will leave the container on your doorstep.6. Credit terms available subject to an annual credit review at £2,500 or 2.5% of average credit balance, whichever is the greater.In certain circumstances, we will impose extra charges:Change of delivery address£50Order amendment£50Dealing with complaints£50So there it is, Easy-pie in a nutshell. How can we fail?All these revolutionary customer benefits add up, in my opinion, to an unbeatable deal. We expect an average selling price, based on our entire range, of no more than £2. Considering all the benefits available we feel that this is tremendous value when compared to our current average cost of £1.Seriously, we can learn a lot by studying the ways of Mr O’Leary and Co. They constantly seek new ways to make money and never lose sight of the fact that only the customer can provide that profit. Daft they are not.
Brooklyn-based nine-piece funk outfit Turkuaz has announced an upcoming batch of east coast spring tour dates, which will see the band cover ground all the way from Vermont to Florida, with plenty of stops in between. Aqueous will be joining the fun at select stops on Turkuaz’s extensive “Life In The City Tour”.Turkuaz’s lengthy tour comes in support of their recently released album, Life In The City, which marks Turkuaz’s fifth album, following up 2015’s Digitonium. Notably, one of the album’s nine tracks, “If I Ever Fall Asleep”, was produced by Talking Heads keyboardist Jerry Harrison and engineered by ET Thorngren.The newly added tour dates will begin in State College, PA’s State Theatre on April 4th, before stops at Hartford, CT’s Infinity Hall (4/5); Brooklyn, NY’s Brooklyn Steel (4/6); Ithaca, NY’s The Haunt (4/11); Washington, D.C.’s 9:30 Club (4/12); Charlotte, NC’s The Underground (4/13); Burlington, VT’s Higher Ground (4/18); Woodstock, NY’s Bearsville Theater (4/19); Boston, MA’s Paradise Rock Club (4/20); Charleston, SC’s Pour House (4/25); Tampa, FL’s Crowbar (4/26); with a final show at Miami, FL’s North Beach Bandshell on April 27th.Tickets for the newly announced shows go on sale this Friday, January 25th at 10 a.m. local time. For ticketing and more information, head to the band’s website here.Turkuaz “Life In The City Tour” (newly added dates bolded):January 23 Fayetteville, AR @ George’s Majestic LoungeJanuary 24 Dallas, TX @ Deep Ellum Art CompanyJanuary 25 Austin, TX @ Antone’sJanuary 26 Houston, TX @ Last Concert Café^^January 29 Tucson, AZ @ 191 Toole ^^January 30 Phoenix, AZ @ Last Exit Live ^^January 31 Solana Beach, CA @ Belly Up ^^February 1 Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom ^^February 2 San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore ^^February 5 Ashland, OR @ Ashland Armory $$February 6 Bend, OR @ Domino Room $$February 7 Eugene, OR @ HiFi Music Hall $$February 8 Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom $$February 9 Seattle, WA @ Neumos $$February 10 Bellingham, WA @ Wild Buffalo $$February 12 Missoula, MT @ Top Hat Lounge ++February 13 Bozeman, MT @ The Rialto ++February 15 Frisco, CO @ 10 Mile Music Hall ++February 16 Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre ++March 5 Snowmass Village, CO @ Bud Lite Hi Fi Concert SeriesMarch 7 Kansas City, MO @ Knuckleheads ^^March 8 St. Louis, MO @ Delmar Hall ^^March 9 Milwaukee, WI @ Miramar Theatre ^^March 10 Detroit, MI @ El Club ^^March 14 Louisville, KY @ Gravely BrewingMarch 15-16 Columbus, OH @ St. Fatty’s Daze FestivalApril 4 State College, PA @ The State Theatre ~April 5 Hartford, CT @ Infinity Hall ~April 6 Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel ~April 11 Ithaca, NY @ The HauntApril 12 Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club ~April 13 Charlotte, NC @ The UndergroundApril 18 Burlington, VT @ Higher GroundApril 19 Woodstock, NY @ Bearsville TheaterApril 20 Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock ClubApril 21 Atlanta, GA @ Sweetwater 420 FestivalApril 25 Charleston, SC @ The Charleston Pour HouseApril 26 Tampa, FL @ CrowbarApril 27 Miami, FL @ North Beach BandshellMay 3 New Orleans, LA @ Tipitina’sMay 26 Napa, CA @ Bottle Rock Festival^^ with Paris Monster$$ with Object Heavy++ Eminence Ensemble~ w/ AqueousView All Tour Dates
U.S. Air Force Image ALBANY — A decision by the New York State Office For People With Developmental Disabilities to transfer institutional pharmacy services to an Ohio-based company will cripple small, local pharmacies, according to State Sen. George Borrello and Assemblyman Andrew Goodell.Borrello and Goodell are calling on the state and the agency to reconsider a decision to transfer services out of state.The decision will mean the loss of $30 to $40 million annually in revenues for independent pharmacies in the state, potentially causing the closure of many and shifting those taxpayer dollars out of New York State and into Ohio, the two lawmakers said.“Now, more than ever, the state should make it a priority to utilize New York State-based companies and small businesses to deliver critical services. Yet, this decision will achieve the opposite; it will actually take away business and revenue from independent pharmacies who have been providing vitally needed services to facilities in their areas for years. For many, it will result in the closure of their pharmacies and job losses, which will have a ripple effect in their communities,” Borrello said. In a letter to Governor Andrew Cuomo, Borrello pointed to an example of the devastating consequences of the decision. An independent, MWBE-owned pharmacy in his district has been providing subcontracted institutional pharmacy services to DDSO (Developmental Disability Service Office) facilities and patients for several years. The changeover means a dramatic loss of the pharmacy’s revenue and will lead to layoffs.Borrello and Goodell also underscored that the change will mean a diminished level of service for DDSO clients. The new pharmacy main point of service is more than two hours away from the communities to be served in Chautauqua and Cattaraugus counties, which will mean longer wait times (and likely, higher costs) for emergency medication deliveries. Specialized medical items, such as feeding devices and formulas, will also no longer be easily available, as the out-of-state provider does not supply these items.“This decision is a bad one for the often medically fragile DDSO clients who rely on the personalized and immediate service these independent pharmacies have provided. Now, they will be at the mercy of an out-of-state provider whose business model and service locations are ill-suited to their needs,” he added.“The state has an unfortunate track record of trying to cut costs through methods that ultimately prove to be more costly, such as its ill-conceived effort to centralize non-emergency medical transportation (NEMT), which was supposed to save the state money. Instead, transportation brokers ended up substituting public transit for single rider taxi services and costs skyrocketed by more than 1000 percent in some regions. By all accounts, this provider change is going down that same path,” said Senator Borrello.Goodell also noted that the Ohio company has been the subject of several lawsuits, including a recent one initiated by the U.S. Department of Justice. The DOJ has accused the pharmacy of putting the safety of patients at risk by filling prescriptions that had long expired or run out of refills. The allegation is the latest in a string of legal problems for the company. It settled federal lawsuits in 2016 and 2018 to resolve allegations of kickbacks.“The commitment of state funds to a corporation with ethical failings is an abdication of the state’s fiduciary duty to taxpayers. For these reasons and others, we are urging the state and OPWDD to reexamine and reverse this short-sighted decision,” said Goodell.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)
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SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt., March 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — NativeEnergy Inc,The Greensburg Wind Farm in Greensburg, KS, has been named “Wind Project of the Year” by RenewableEnergyWorld.com, a leading renewable energy publication. This award recognizes the project’s community benefits and unique financing model.Jeff Bernicke, president of NativeEnergy of South Burlington, accepted the award at the Renewable Energy World Conference and Expo in Tampa, Florida.RenewableEnergyWorld.com said: “To recognize the perseverance of the people of Greensburg, Kansas, and the leadership of companies involved in developing and marketing the project, the 12.5 MW Greensburg Wind Farm is the 2011 ‘Wind Project of the Year.'”In May 2007, a massive tornado leveled Greensburg, destroying 95% of the town. In the face of this tragedy, the citizens of Greensburg decided to rebuild as “the greenest town in America.” This plan’spearheaded by non-profit Greensburg GreenTown’included construction of the Greensburg Wind Farm.The wind farm was financed in part through NativeEnergy’s innovative Help Buildâ ¢ carbon offsets. By purchasing Help Buildâ ¢ offsets, companies and individuals across the U.S. provided critical upfront funding for project construction. In return, they received a share of the project’s long-term verified greenhouse gas reductions. Major project supporters included: Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Ben & Jerry’s, Brighter Planet, Stonyfield, CLIF Bar, Aveda, Clean Air-Cool Planet, and Reverb.”When NativeEnergy first brought the Greensburg Wind Farm to us, we were excited to be early supporters,” said Paul Comey, vice president of Environmental Affairs at GMCR, Inc. “Upon visiting the site and meeting the community, we realized we could make a difference. By purchasing carbon offsets from the project, we are mitigating our carbon footprint while helping Greensburg along its journey to become the greenest community in America.””I’ve seen first-hand the tremendous progress that the people of Greensburg have made in their commitment to becoming a truly green community, so being awarded ‘Wind Project of the Year’ is a fitting recognition,” said Chuck Bennett, vice president of Earth & Community Care at Aveda. “This tremendous honor reinforces my belief that Aveda’s support for the community and the wind project has been very well founded.”Jeff Bernicke, president of NativeEnergy, noted, “We are honored that the Greensburg Wind Farm has been named ‘Wind Project of the Year.’ This project demonstrates that well-planned environmental initiatives can have local economic and social advantages too. This was truly a community project’from the way it was financed to the benefits it offers.”The project, which began operating in March 2010, consists of 10 new wind turbines, 1.25 MW each. The project developer, owner, and operator is Exelon Wind, LLC (formerly John Deere Renewables, LLC). The wind farm’s exceptional community benefits include job creation, lease revenues for local farmers, and greenhouse gas reductions. It is expected to reduce nearly one half million metric tonnes of carbon dioxide over its 20 year life.For more information about the Greensburg Wind Farm, visithttp://www.nativeenergy.com/pages/greensburg/517.php(link is external).About Native EnergyNativeEnergy is a leading provider of verified carbon offsets and renewable energy credits. NativeEnergy’s Help Buildâ ¢ carbon offsets help finance the construction of Native American, family farm, and community-based carbon reduction projects. For more information, visit: www.nativeenergy.com(link is external).
Jun 1, 2006 (CIDRAP News) – Indonesian officials reported still another human case of H5N1 avian influenza today on the basis of local tests, while the cause of the recent family cluster of cases in Sumatra continued to elude investigators.A hospitalized 8-year-old girl from Pamulang, on the outskirts of Jakarta, tested positive for the virus in a local laboratory, according to an Associated Press (AP) report quoting Nyoman Kandun of the Indonesian Health Ministry. The story gave no other details on her case.Indonesia’s confirmed avian flu toll stands at 48 cases with 36 deaths, according to the World Health Organization. The 8-year-old girl’s case and a fatal case in a 15-year-old boy, reported yesterday, have not yet been confirmed by a WHO-accredited laboratory.Indonesia had 15 cases, 11 of them fatal, in May, according to WHO reports. The country’s toll is second only to that of Vietnam, which has had 93 cases and 42 deaths, but none in recent months.The recent case cluster in North Sumatra province accounted for seven of the 15 cases in May. A WHO official said at a press conference in Jakarta today that investigators still haven’t determined what touched off the case cluster, which, officials have said, probably involved limited human-to-human transmission.”There are three possible sources of infection, but there is no conclusion,” said WHO epidemiologist Stephen Bjorge, as quoted by Agence France-Presse (AFP). As suggested by the WHO previously, he said the 37-year-old woman who was the first family member to get sick might have been infected by her sick chickens, by chicken feces she used as fertilizer, or at a “wet” market where chickens are sold.Meanwhile, Indonesian Health Minister Siti Fadilah Supari today denied that the family cluster involved human-to-human transmission, according to the AP. “I say firmly that it has not yet been transmitted from humans to humans,” she said.However, Indonesian authorities plan to continue monitoring the village where the cluster occurred for 3 more weeks, a week longer than recommended by the WHO, according to the AFP report.Bjorge said Indonesia is doing too little to control the disease in birds, AFP reported. “The situation is that there is a leak in the roof, and the ministry of health is just mopping up the floor every day,” he said. “And the leak in the roof is this continuing transmission of the virus from bird to bird.”He said Indonesia needs to launch mass culling of infected birds and increase testing of birds suspected of infection.The AP reported that authorities killed about 1,300 chickens today within a half mile of the home of the 15-year-old boy whose fatal case of avian flu was reported yesterday. The boy lived in the Tasikmalaya district of West Java province.
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According to 2018 data from the Supreme Court, there are currently 3,846 active justices across the country. Court spokesperson Andi Samsan Nganro said that only 858 judges had environmental expertise certification, although he insisted more would come.“Every year the Supreme Court education center [Pusdiklat] conducts training for environmental certification. In June this year we will train 80 more judges,” Samsan told The Jakarta Post.Cases with an environmental component must be presided over by a judge certified by the Supreme Court, according to Chief Justice Decree No. 134/2011.But in the event a judge with the corresponding expertise is not available, court proceedings for environmental cases must be supervised and verdicts must be made by the head of the court, based on Decree No. 36/2015. The measures in place aim to cut down on the number of mistrials or wrongful convictions in environmental cases, which can often become politically charged.Rasio pointed to the example of a civil lawsuit that the ministry filed against PT Bumi Mekar Hijau (BMH) at the Palembang District Court relating to forest fires in the area in 2016.The district court acquitted the company but the Palembang High Court later nullified the verdict, forcing the company to pay Rp 78.5 billion (US$5.16 million) in damages to the government and this underscored the need for certified judges, he said.Between 2015 and 2020, the ministry filed 26 civil lawsuits on environmental matters, including four against South Sumatra-based corporations: PT BMH, PT Waringin Agro Jaya (WAJ), PT Waimusi Agroindah (WA) and PT Rambang Agro Jaya (RAJ).Of the four cases, three reached a final and binding decision (inkracht) in 2019, while one is still being heard in court.“From the three inkracht verdicts, only one company has paid compensation, PT BMH. PT WAJ is supposed to pay Rp 466 billion and PT WA Rp 30 billion, but they haven’t,” Rasio said.In spite of the evidence, activists said that having certified judges was just one aspect of law enforcement, and that judges tended to play a passive role in court, compared with plaintiffs and prosecutors. Improving the capacity to prosecute should be the priority, they claim.Indonesian Center for Environmental Law (ICEL) executive director Raynaldo Sembiring said that certified judges were often passive and dependent on the charges brought to court by plaintiffs or prosecutors. This is the same for both civil lawsuits by the ministry and criminal cases handled by the police.Raynaldo suggested that plaintiffs from the ministry ought to demand restorative arrangements in their demands in addition to monetary compensation, as it would help in the restoration of the environment itself and not provide compensation to state coffers. “Quality must begin with the plaintiffs. They should use strong arguments with accurate restorative [demands],” he said.Separately, Indonesian Forum for the Environment (WALHI) study of law manager Boy Even Sembiring said that instead of focusing on the number of certified judges, the ministry should focus more on correcting what it felt was lacking in its own law-enforcement division.“Even before there was certification, environmental cases were rarely taken seriously as a crime in this country,” Boy told the Post on Tuesday. He noted that even Statistics Indonesia’s (BPS) annual statistics on crime still did not treat environmental crimes as a separate category.According to an estimate by the World Bank, losses caused by land and forest fires in Indonesia amounted to Rp 72.95 trillion in 2019.Topics : The Environment and Forestry Ministry has complained that a lack of certification in environmental matters among judges remains one of the biggest obstacles to law enforcement in environmental damage cases, including those involving land and forest fires.Since 2011 the Supreme Court has carried out annual training modules for judges to get environmental expertise certification, as concern for the environment grows.“Gakkum Karhutla [the Land and Forest Fires Law Enforcement Division] was only formed in 2016. One of our biggest challenges to this day is our limited enforcement capacity,” said Rasio Ridho Sani, the ministry’s law enforcement division head, during a recent discussion in Palembang, South Sumatra.
To appreciate the nuances of this property, Mrs McClellan has invited private inspections.“You might miss things if you go through in an open house,’’ she said.“In my design of the kitchen, there’s hidden cupboards, like a little safe, all the boxes in the kitchen are all cupboards.“Then there’s the bore that we put in about three years ago.“And one of the biggest things I’ll miss is that we had three days of continuous power if the power went out because of the batteries and inverters. Don’t ask me how that all works.” One of the newly renovated bathrooms.So what changed?“My husband bought a big boat.”Mrs McClellan now has her boat license and the family of four have swapped their acreage lifestyle for a piece of Raby Bay. Take your pick. There are five bedrooms to choose from at 149 Charlton St, Chandler.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus16 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market16 hours ago “It was quite basic when we bought it but we wanted a place that we could make ours over time,’’ Mrs McClellan said.“We didn’t expect to leave so quickly when I did the kitchens and the bathrooms.” WHAT’S ON OFFER AT RABY BAY? FIND OUT HERE. A kitchen worth waiting for at 149 Charlton St, Chandler.The single-level house is now on the market as a fully fenced 1.09 hectare property with three bathrooms, five bedrooms including a master with ensuite, and media room. SEE WHAT ELSE IS FOR SALE IN CHANDLER. First National Real Estate is helping them sell their property and it is listed for sale for $2 million plus buyers. An entertainer’s haven with plenty of parking for guests and grounds to explore.WHETHER you like it spicy, smooth or a little bit fruity, you will be inspired to experiment in the kitchen and bar of this newly renovated acreage home.In her previous house, Janeen McClellan had three months with her new kitchen before she moved.With 149 Charlton St, Chandler, she has had three years, and she’s added a bar.“It took about seven months of designing,’’ she said.“My brief with the bar area and the kitchen was to bring the outside in. This wine rack has been so popular, Mrs McClellan is making another one in her new house.“I needed a bit of warmth with the timber and the khaki.”Janeen and Chris McClellan undertook an extensive renovation of the property since moving in seven years ago. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 4:18Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -4:18 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels576p576p400p400p320p320p228p228pAutoA, 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 Rate1xFullscreenReal estate – Prestige Listings – Elizabeth Tilley04:19 You own the wide open spaces and bushland beyond at 149 Charlton St. The renovations have rolled over four years with the last bathroom completed a year ago.Practicality underpins every aspect, including the outdoors.“I have a big thing for safety and we have these huge flood lights that come on at night so you don’t feel like you’re in the middle of nowhere. And the backyard is clear with the trees around the edge so it never feels like you are in bush, it feels very peaceful.”
19 Seashell Ave, Mermaid Beach. 25-27 Forest Ridge Drive, Bonogin. STRUGGLING to decide whether you want a seachange or a treechange?Making a decision can be a daunting task given the market is flooded with stunning beachside and Hinterland properties at the moment.But comparing the pros and cons of both will take the panic out of making one of the biggest purchases of your life.To make life even easier, we’ve already done some of the hard work for you. 1. Burleigh Waters and Currumbin Valley 29801/2 Ephraim Island, Paradise Point. A luxury island penthouse or acreage estate with Federation-style house and its own chapel?The Ephraim Island and Maudsland properties have very similar prices at $2.39 million and $2.25 million respectively so that won’t be a deal breaker.They also both have wrap around balconies but while the penthouse overlooks the water, the Queenslander is surrounded by greenery.The 8th-level penthouse has all the luxury features expected of a prestige property, including floor-to-ceiling windows and marble featured throughout.The Maudsland home has been modernised but has retained its character features, including fireplaces and detailed woodwork.It also offers dual living as the chapel has been converted into a two-bedroom loft. 3. Ephraim Island and Maudsland 77 Holyrood Rd, Maudsland. 25-27 Forest Ridge Drive, Bonogin. MORE: Fisherman’s hut going under the hammer 2. Mermaid Beach and Bonogin House hunters will be paying for the location of this Mermaid Beach house, which is metres from the ocean.The two-storey three-bedroom house on a 308sq m block close to Hedges Ave, also known as ‘Millionaire’s Row’, is listed with an asking price of $2.475 million.Yet at Bonogin, prospective buyers could snap up a modern mansion on an elevated 4827sq m block for $200,000 less.The five-bedroom house is much further from the beach but it is surrounded by bushland and has sweeping views of the Gold Coast. 81 Burleigh St, Burleigh Waters. 81 Burleigh St, Burleigh Waters. COMPARE THE PAIR 29801/2 Ephraim Island, Paradise Point. For the same price of a house on a 635sqm block at Burleigh Waters, you could buy an acreage estate at Currumbin Valley.Both are modern properties with five bedrooms, have a listing price just over $1.6 million and are close to a lake or creek, but that is the extent of their similarities.The Burleigh Waters house is streets from the beach as well as popular cafes and restaurants while the Currumbin Valley property is more secluded and private.The Hinterland estate also has much more space, including paddocks for horses.The beachside house has limited yard space but it is across the road form a park. 9A Bourke Lodge Drive, Currumbin Valley. 19 Seashell Ave, Mermaid Beach. Would you rather live in a beachside of Hinterland property? 9A Bourke Lodge Drive, Currumbin Valley.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa14 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days agoMORE: Apartment sales at two-year high 77 Holyrood Rd, Maudsland.