May 5, 2009 Mexico sent a plane to China to pick up about 70 Mexicans who were quarantined there, Reuters reported today. The plane made stops in Shanghai and Beijing and was scheduled to go on to Guangzhou and Hong Kong before flying home, the story said. Meanwhile, a Chinese plane picked up 79 Chinese in Mexico City and was expected to pick up 20 more in Tijuana before flying them home, Reuters reported, citing a Xinhua story. US Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said today at a press briefing that drug companies will accelerate production of the seasonal flu vaccine to help provide the capacity to make a vaccine against the novel H1N1 virus. Health officials have said the CDC is developing a seed strain as the first step toward making the vaccine, though a decision to use the vaccine would be considered separately. US House Democrats have unveiled a $94.2 billion emergency supplemental spending bill that includes $2 billion for battling a potential worsening of the flu epidemic, according to an Agence France-Presse (AFP) report. President Barack Obama had asked for $1.5 billion for the flu epidemic. Most of the money in the bill is intended for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. [AFP report] Texas reported the nation’s second death from the novel H1N1 influenza (swine flu), in a woman from Cameron County who had a chronic health condition. According to an update posted on the Texas Department of State Health Services (TDSHS) Web site, she died earlier this week. The first US death from the new flu strain also occurred in Texas, a 22-month-old boy from Mexico City.
20 Scott St, Hawthorne, QLD. Picture: SuppliedA LUXURY riverfront home in inner Brisbane has landed a $420,000 windfall for its owners who had only just bought it 10 months ago. 20 Scott St, Hawthorne, QLD. Picture: SuppliedThe Scott Street home, which is on a large 812sq m waterfront block, was marketed by agent Trevor Egan of Ray White East Brisbane, as having high end features including a twin lap pool, poolside bar with Teppanyaki and BBQ, riverfront pontoon, wine fridge, video security, and sound proof home theatre complete with starburst ceiling and bar. 20 Scott St, Hawthorne, QLD. Picture: Supplied.Eight days later, on June 30 last year, the couple also settled on a $2.35m freestanding commercial building in inner city Newstead – which they put up for rent two weeks ago. 20 Scott St, Hawthorne, QLD. Picture: SuppliedThe Brisbane-based sellers, who have several other multi-million dollar properties in South East Queensland, had bought the riverfront home on April 26, 2016, for $5.18m, according to CoreLogic records, with a settlement date of June 22 last year. 20 Scott St, Hawthorne, QLD. Picture: Supplied. 20 Scott St, Hawthorne, QLD. Picture: SuppliedThe four bedroom, four bathroom, twin car garage home at 20 Scott Street, Hawthorne, had been set for auction at 5.30pm on Saturday, has sold for $5.6 million – giving its owners an 8.1 per cent return on their investment.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this homeless than 1 hour agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor6 hours agoNeed to know more about property prices? Start your research here:Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:47Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:47 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Trackdefault, 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 Rate1xFullscreenMonthly Core Index: March 201700:47