71 Robertson Place, Fig Tree Pocket has great water views. Picture: realestate.com.auThere’s nothing quite as soothing as staring out across a water vista.Whether that’s the ocean, a lake or the river, water views are pretty hard to beat. We’ve found three of the best water views currently on the market. Jason Adcock from Adcock Prestige has a four-bedroom Brisbane riverfront home at 71 Robertson Place, Fig Tree Pocket, listed for sale. The water views at 55 Lather Rd, Bellbowrie are very impressive. Picture: realestate.com.auThe five-bedroom home is listed through Mark Shorrock from RE/MAX – Profile Real Estate.It sits on 1.04ha of land and comes complete with 50m of river frontage. The home offers four living areas, a lounge, family, dining and rumpus room.The property also has a championship tennis court and a practice wall, as well as a professional golf putting and chipping green. The Brisbane River view at 71 Robertson Place, Fig Tree Pocket. Picture: realestate.com.auThe home sits on an elevated 3535sq m site, which includes a tennis court and swimming pool. It has 45m of south-facing river frontage.The two-level home was designed by award-winning architect Denis Mullins.Amenities include an outdoor terrace with an in-built barbecue, while inside is a games/media room and a bar with industrial washers and fridges.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home5 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor5 hours agoThere is a seven-car garage and the home is surrounded by sub-tropical gardens with water features. The home is at the end of a cul-de-sac.If being surrounded by water appeals, then a property at 8 Cowry Close, Tangalooma, could be the perfect one for you.Listed for $1.165 million, the eight-bedroom home is being marketed through Julie Vines from Queensland Sotheby’s International Realty. Plenty of water views from 8 Cowry Close at Tangalooma. Picture: realestate.com.auThe property is within the separate private estate attached to the Tangalooma Wild Dolphin Resort.From its hilltop position, the home has views over the beach. The deal includes a diesel Pajero 4WD and an electric golf buggy.It already returns an average $90,000 a year net.Alternatively, if it is lots of land and absolute riverfront you are after, a home at 55 Lather Rd, Bellbowrie, will be auctioned today at 3.30pm.
ILOILO City – Charged with two counts of rape, a man was caught in Barangay Talibong, Zarraga, Iloilo. Police officers served the warrant issued by Judge Elijo Sharon Herrera-Bellones of the Regional Trial Court Brach 27. Sufisencia – resident of the village – was arrested on June 30, the police added. The suspect was detained in the lockup facility of the Zarraga municipal police station./PN No bail bond was recommended for the temporary liberty of Randy Sufisencia, 41, police said.
Solomon Golomb, a professor of electrical engineering and mathematics who died May 1 at the age of 83, will be remembered for his groundbreaking work in communications theory.“I found Sol to be a man of high character and integrity. He was certainly a wonderful father and husband. … Sol was very humble, and a very kind person,” said William Lindsey, a professor of electrical engineering. “On the mathematical side, he was likened to a Gauss or a Pascal or a Euler.”After receiving his Ph.D. in mathematics from Harvard University, Golomb worked as the deputy chief of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab’s Telecommunications Research Section before joining USC’s faculty in 1963. In his 53 years as a professor, Golomb established USC as a leading institution for communications research. He was a member of the “Magnificent Seven,” a group of the top communications researchers at the University who founded the USC Communications Sciences Institute.“He got recruited to USC, and he helped recruit a number of other people who were working at JPL and other areas as well, and there was this core faculty working on communications theory in the early ‘60s who made enormous advances,” said Todd Brun, a professor of electrical engineering and computer science. “At this point, there are only three left, so it’s kind of the passing of an era.”Among his many contributions to the fields of communications and cryptography, Golomb defined polyominoes, the basis for the game Tetris, and developed techniques for analyzing shift register sequences. This research is integral to the function of cellphones and the internet today. He spoke several languages, including Hebrew and French, and was known for inventing mathematical games, including a variant of checkers called “cheskers.”Robert Scholtz, a professor of electrical engineering, described Golomb’s mental acuity and diverse research interests.“His mind never stopped working. I would suspect that he got three or four hours of sleep at night. He was always thinking about various kinds of problems — not just mathematical problems, though that was his specialty,” Scholtz said. “He spoke many languages, he was very interested in religion and history, and he had an almost-encyclopedic knowledge of everything in those areas.”For his work in digital communications, Golomb was awarded the Franklin Institute’s 2016 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Electrical Engineering. He was also presented with the National Medal of Science in 2013 from President Barack Obama. He served as president of the Faculty Senate and the vice provost for research. These contributions helped him earn the Presidential Medallion, USC’s highest honor for faculty members.Beyond his own research, Golomb also advanced the department through recruitment. He recruited many researchers to USC’s electrical engineering faculty, including Lindsey and Lloyd Welch, a professor emeritus of electrical engineering. He also served as a mentor to Andrew Viterbi, later the namesake of the Viterbi School of Engineering, while working as his supervisor at JPL, a connection that forged a lifelong bond.Brun spoke about the leadership and guidance Golomb demonstrated toward his colleagues and students.“He was one of the most brilliant people I ever met. I think that was the impression of most people who knew him,” Brun said. “But Sol was also a mentor. I wouldn’t be here without him, so I’m very grateful to him. He was a very kind man, looked after his students and his colleagues, did a lot of service to USC, and that’s important too. It’s not just being the smartest guy in the room, but what you use that for and how you treat other people. And he was very high up there in that area as well.”George Bekey, a professor emeritus of electrical engineering, recalled one memory that for him that to him summed up Golomb’s remarkable intellect and insight.“I was walking with Dr. Golomb on the way to the faculty center one day, and for a good ten minutes, he was really quiet, he didn’t say a thing. Eventually, he turned and smiled, and I said, ‘So what are you thinking about?’. He said, ‘Oh, I was solving a mathematical problem in my head. That was Golomb,” Bekey said.He is survived by his wife, Bodil, and his daughters, Astrid and Beatrice.