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.
Pavillions 23/1 Airport Drive, Hamilton Island is for sale for $3,650,000.Lynn Milsom, from Hamilton Island Real Estate is selling Pavillions 23/1 Airport Drive, which has also been renovated and includes a media room and spa.The three-bedroom, three-bathroom apartment is $3.65 million and has views across the marina, Dent Island and the Whitsunday waters. MORE QLD REAL ESTATE NEWS: AUSTRALIA’S INCREDIBLE SHRINKING HOUSES Pavillions 23/1 Airport Drive, Hamilton Island is for sale for $3,650,000.CASHED-UP buyers are willing to spend millions on luxury apartments in the Whitsundays, with the rare opportunity of leaving their “toys” at their doorsteps.Totalling more than $10 million, three luxury apartments at the Pavillions on Hamilton Island, developed by former Australian swimmer Lisa Curry and now ex-husband and former Ironman Grant Kenny, are on the market, each with private marina berths. DEVELOPER CREATES STANDOUT MANCAVE Pavillions, Hamilton Island is a stunning place to live.Last month he sold a unit in the same complex for $3.5 million to an older couple who enjoyed the boating lifestyle.“A lot of people have owned these units since being built. They don’t turn over very often. Only a select few are holiday rentals, most are private use.”The overseas owners of Pavillions 17, 1 Airport Drive are ready to sell having not been able to utilise their investment frequently.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus10 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market10 hours agoQueensland Sotheby’s International Realty’s Wayne Singleton said inquiries for the single-level ground floor apartment were strong.Priced at $3.5 million, he said buyers could easily leave their “toys” at the front.“Fly in and within five minutes you’ll be at your private residence,” he said.“You don’t have to go overseas to have this type of luxury.”There is also a four-seater buggy with a private single-buggy garage included in this package, he said. LOOKING FOR A LIFESTYLE CHANGE? Hamilton Island’s Pavillions 3, is for sale.With 20 apartments in the complex, built around 2004, Hamilton Island Real Estate selling agent Liam Kearney said the single-level apartment at Pavillions 3/1 Airport Drive, was priced at $3.65 million and had recent renovations done to the kitchen, bedroom and bathroom.The four-bedroom, three-bathroom has a garage and marina berth for a vessel up to 60ft. “The owners are from interstate and they have had it for long time. There’s a really good holiday rental history to it,” Mr Kearney said.Mr Kearney said a property of that calibre would rent between $995 to $1110 a night.