This is where Bill Gates lives during quarantine! What does the $ 43 million villa look like?
Bill Gates (64) has a fortune of 100 billion dollars and recently fulfilled a dream that has been pursuing him for a long time: he bought the most coveted property in the USA. The villa cost $ 43 million and is the perfect luxury hideaway during a pandemic.
The billionaire Microsoft spent $ 43 million to move with Melinda Gates, 55, to the villa just 40 meters from the Pacific Ocean. The main villa is 540 square meters and features a spa, movie theater, glass-walled pool, a 10-person jacuzzi and a tennis court. The property at the most coveted address in the US, 2808 - Ocean Front, Del Mar, California, includes a covered garden and two guest houses.
The main villa has six bedrooms and four bathrooms, the ceiling is made of solid wood and the exterior walls are made of glass. The terrace is covered with sand-colored tiles and the interior decorations and furniture are made of different essences of oak wood. Bill Gates bought the property from Madeleine Pickens, the ex-wife of Texan billionaire T. Boone Pickens. According to Architectural Digest magazine, the main villa has underfloor heating, a fully automated security system and a computerized lighting and temperature control system.
The house was built in 1999 and was repeatedly renovated by the Texan billionaire's wife, being awarded on various occasions for interior design. The designer and architect who created the most coveted property in the USA is Ken Ronchetti. The property was put up for sale in February 2019, but the crisis caused by COVID-19 forced Pickens to leave the price at almost 12 million and get rid of it quickly. Bill and Melinda Gates also have a $ 123 million home in Medina, Washington and a farm in Rancho Santa Fe, California.
The face shield protects against coronavirus no worse than medical masks
The face shield is very effective. It does not make breathing difficult, and glasses do not fog up. According to scientists from the University of Iowa, the face shield reduces the risk of contracting COVID-19 by 96% if an infected person coughs in your face. And even if you contact the patient for 30 minutes, the shield will protect you by 80%.
For comparison: the effectiveness of disposable medical masks ranges from 60 to 75%. For homemade fabric masks, this number varies depending on the material, from 40 to 90%, and for a respirator reaches 95%.
The face shield does not need to be washed and wait until it dries, it can be disinfected with soap and water or a 70% solution of alcohol, as recommended by use of personal protective equipment for coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and considerations regarding the situation of their acute shortage of WHO. And it is reusable, unlike surgical masks. Yes, and it interferes with touching your face.
For optimal protection, the visor should completely cover your chin and forehead, so choose the right size. Ideally, the shield should be worn with the mask. So you cover both your mouth and face skin and eyes.
If you do not know where to buy such a shield, you can make it yourself with a simple instruction.
51 children born to surrogate mothers trapped in Ukraine due to pandemic restrictions
A number of 51 babies born to surrogate mothers are stranded in a hotel on the outskirts of Kiev due to restrictions on the new coronavirus, which prevents parents in the United States, Europe and other regions from taking them.
Ukraine, a country where the surrogate mother system is legal, banned foreigners from entering the country in March, and most parents saw their newborns only in pictures and video calls with the clinic.
Parents come from all over the world, including the United States, China, the United Kingdom, Sweden and Ireland. The parents of 16 children were able to come to Ukraine during this period. "Children receive food, enough employees take care of them, but there is no substitute for parental care," said Denis Herman, a lawyer for BioTexCom. "We try to send parents photos of the children, we try to do video conferences, but we can't replace communication through direct contact," he added.
The surrogate mother (or borrowed mother) is a woman who accepts to an agreement to become pregnant with the goal of giving birth to a child who will be raised by another family or person as their own son. The embryo, respectively the fetus, which is carried in the womb by the surrogate mother may be a biological son or it may be the egg previously fertilized belonging to another woman. In the second case, the surrogate mother has no genetic connection with the child she is carrying.
The best horror movies to watch this weekend
Horror movies do not lose their popularity. Everyone wants to test themselves and understand what chilling invention it will not be embarrassing to scream from fear. During this times, Bemorepanda were offered a rich palette of horror movies, and we, in order from worst to best, have chosen the best ones.
The story of a novice sadist and a mysterious prostitute is based on the novel by Ryu Murakami, but it will be interesting to watch for those who read the book and those who did not.
The modest and pious old maid took an ax and hacked her father and mother. The whole point is that no one could prove Borden's guilt, the crime was conceived to glory, and after that the girl calmly lived a long life free. The true killer of her parents was never found. The creepy and very detailed “Revenge of Lizzy Borden” slowly leads us to a bloody denouement, making the circumstances of Lizzy’s life increasingly unbearable. And in order to completely torment the viewer, a perverse love line connected with the heroine Kristen Stewart was added to the movie.
Claustrophobic horror story about the flood and cannibal crocodiles in the basement of an apartment building by director Alexander Azh, the author of such thrillers as “Piranha 3D”. Nothing new is to be expected here, all within the framework of the genre, but due to special effects and the main character in the person of Kaya Scodelario, the movie at some point becomes very exciting. Although it’s clear that the “Trap” is the ten-great-granddaughter of the legendary “Jaws”.
According to the scientist, the aroma of this plant was to make people happy. But something went wrong. Deprived of the ability to reproduce, a smart flower came up with an unusually effective way to fight for existence. Namely: learned to hypnotize and subjugate people. Those who get pollen in their nose become capable of anything to protect their beloved ones.Filmed all this succinctly, but painfully anxious.
Annabelle comes home
As for Annabelle, the sinister and demonic doll continues to do all kinds of atrocities, this time with the wrong hands. She returned and is ready to scare you.
Ready or not
Out of fear of meeting their parents, the creators of this tape pulled a hilarious, but extremely bloody plot. For one “happy” bride, her fiancé’s relatives are chasing after a Victorian mansion to kill her with something big and sharp.
It: Chapter II
“It 2” came out no less successful than the first film - in some countries , in general, its fees were higher. It became a hit, although it was not based on Stephen King’s novel, and numerous reviews of the movie signaled that it’s not scary! But what can I say, if even some iconic figures of author's cinema have pecked at the bait of clown Pennywise?
Once, Stephen King himself did not dare to publish this novel, considering it too scary. But in the end, both the book and its first movie adaptation became classics. The new version of the misadventures of an individual family in the house near the highway is slightly distracted from the original plot in order to throw a little more surprises to the viewer. But at the heart of everything is the same - the fear of losing a loved one and the desperate hope of returning him at all costs, if something terrible still happened.
It’s not very clear whether it really was necessary to write a continuation of the magnificent “Radiance,” but King’s novel was doomed to become a bestseller in advance. It would be wrong to not shoot a continuation movie on it, denying yourself the pleasure of placing numerous references to Stanley Kubrick’s masterpiece there. As a result, we got Ewan McGregor, a mysterious sect, a blood-filled hotel and a girl who must be saved.
Everything is accurate and beautiful, before the filming, the director was not too lazy to study the ancient rites and rituals of the Vikings. And, probably, after this movie it is worth recognizing that Aster is a new figure in the horror genre. In the "Solstice" one can feel the maturity, depth and - snobbery of an overseas superpower in front of the dense Old World.
The French, Spaniards, Czechs and Germans took off their masks to drink a cold beer on the terrace
The week of May 11-15 is an important one for many European countries! Spain, Italy, France, Germany, Belgium, Austria and the Czech Republic are among the first to start the "great relaxation" of the restrictive measures imposed by COVID-19. Even if the rules imposed by the authorities are simple, no one respected the social distance and did not keep his mask on when he reached the terraces.
WHO experts and local authorities have imposed four simple rules of countries trying to return to normal:
1. keep a social distance of 1.5 meters;
2. to impose frequent hand washing;
3. to impose the wearing of protective masks in public spaces;
4. to do everything possible to prevent social overcrowding.
None of these rules have been followed since Monday in the main European countries.
The banks of the Seine were flooded by thousands of Parisians eager to socialize after being isolated for more than 50 days. The beautiful weather erased with the sponge from the collective memory the devastating balance caused by COVID-19: 178,000 sick and 27,000 dead. But they were not the only Europeans to "relax" over a beer.
In Prague, Czech Republic, thousands of locals took advantage of the beautiful weather and drank huge amounts of beer right on the sidewalks. However, only 8,200 contaminations and 260 deaths were recorded in the Czech Republic, due to prompt action by the authorities.
The Belgians also forgot about masks for months, but they respected social distance. They drank their beers in the parks, because the terraces and bars are still closed. Belgium recorded 54,000 illnesses and 8,800 deaths.
The terraces were also opened in Switzerland on Monday, after the authorities announced the balance of the two months of nightmare: 30,000 contaminations and 1,800 deaths.
The terraces and promenades in Madrid, Barcelona and Tarragona were stormed and people drank cold beer forgetting that they are not allowed to gather in groups of 10 people and must wear masks.
After recording a record balance of 270,000 contaminations and over 27,000 deaths, Spain's population of 47 million seems to ignore the recommendations of the government led by Pedro Sanchez, which recommends caution. “The temptation of a cold beer is too great and no one thinks about the consequences ".
The Austrians were more cautious than their German neighbors and have not yet opened the terraces and bars, preferring to drink beer in the parks at the appropriate distance. In the north-eastern state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, the restaurants opened on Saturday, but only two people sat at the tables and drank beer in a mug with surgical gloves in their hands.
Do you drink a lot while you sit at home?
The head of the Ministry of Health, Mikhail Murashko, during a speech in the State Duma, said that in Russia during the pandemic of the coronavirus COVID-19, people egan to die more often from alcohol. He did not provide statistics, but noted that it is based on operational monitoring data on mortality rates.
Murashko also recalled the agency’s initiative to increase the age of alcohol sales from 18 to 21 years. According to him, now it is precisely from the age of 18 that mortality rates increase sharply, especially in men. And this must be fought.
Murashko noted that in conditions of self-isolation, the consumption of alcoholic beverages increased by 2-3%. However, alcohol in the current situation can have a negative effect on immunity, making you more vulnerable to the virus.
There are a lot of interesting stuff to do at home during the pandemic. It is the moment to spend all your time with your family, plan healthy meals and do sport. Maybe is the time to lose some weight? Do some exercises. Or maybe you want to increase your knowledge, so here you go with online courses.
Do not perceive alcohol as a method to waste your time during quarantine!