Gold Coast mega mansion attracts who’s who of the city

first_imgLocal businessman Sep Abedian and wife Flora are selling their Surfers mansion on Paradise Waters. Picture Glenn Hampson 113 Commodore Drive, Surfers Paradise.Ray White Surfers Paradise Group CEO Andrew Bell called the auction, which was held on the riverfront terrace of the property.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North3 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa23 hours ago“This is unlike no other home, it’s a real statement in the street,” he told the crowd of about 60.“It has a class and style of its own.” Crowds at the auction. Picture Glenn HampsonBidding started at $3 million and quickly increased to $6 million before it paused and negotiations took place. The property was then passed in at $6.1 million. Auctioneer Andrew Bell in action. Picture Glenn HampsonA SPECTACULAR Surfers Paradise mansion lured some of the Gold Coast’s biggest movers and shakers when it went to auction yesterday.The event at 113 Commodore Drive, Paradise Waters attracted a who’s who of the Gold Coast, including Sunland Group managing director Soheil Abedian, entrepreneur and HomeCorp Group developer Ron Bakir and Rolls-Royce and Bentley car dealer David Baird. About 60 people attended. Picture Glenn HampsonThe house was built in the late 1980s for tourism figure and resort developer Keith Williams.It was later owned by Dreamworld founder John Longhurst and was bought in 2013 by its current owners, local businessman Sep Abedian and wife Flora.The Abedians have bought another property on Paradise Waters and have decided to part ways with the property they restored.last_img read more

Anguilla poverty assessment released

first_imgNewsRegional Anguilla poverty assessment released by: – June 4, 2012 Share Tweet Share 38 Views   no discussionscenter_img Share Photo credit: caribbean-on-line.comTHE VALLEY, Anguilla — Results from the 2nd Anguilla Country Poverty Assessment have been released. The release of the results is the culmination of a project for which discussions started in 2007 with the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), to conduct Anguilla’s 2nd Country Poverty Assessment. With the CDB’s assistance Anguilla was able to secure the service of a team of consultants, Kairi Consultants based in Trinidad, to lead and support the project work.Such a project required the coordination and collaboration of all government ministries and departments. To this end the national assessment team was formed with a representative each from the ministries of EDICT and social development as co-chairs and a representative from the Anguilla Statistics Department as the technical advisor.This project consisted of four research components:• A macro-economic and social analysis• A survey of living conditions among households of the country• A participatory poverty assessment• An institutional analysis The results have been compiled into three extensive volumes, accompanied by technical and statistical appendices.Anguilla – CPA – Main Report – FinalAnguilla – CPA – Volume 2 – Participatory Poverty AnalysisAnguilla – CPA – Volume 3 – Institutional AnalysisAnguilla – CPA – Technical and Statistical Appendices This project sought to bring an integrated approach to the analysis of this phenomenon and these documents represent a rich and valuable resource of data and information therein.A copy of these documents is available at the Anguilla Public Library and also on the government of Anguilla’s website http://www.gov.ai/ located under the caption ‘Recent Documents’. Requests can also be made to have these documents emailed.It is hoped that the information therein will be widely used for to ensure evidence based decisions are made and the resulting programmes and policies are to the benefit of all Anguillian and residents alike.Caribbean News Now Sharing is caring!last_img read more

NBA players react to Rockets trading for Russell Westbrook, sending Chris Paul to Thunder

first_imgThe 2019 NBA offseason had already been too much to handle. Then Russell Westbrook got traded.In a surprising Thursday night deal, the Rockets acquired the 2017 NBA MVP and sent Chris Paul plus multiple draft picks and pick swaps to the Thunder.  The Oklahoma City Thunder have agreed to trade Russell Westbrook to the Houston Rockets for Chris Paul, first-round picks in 2024 and 2026, pick swaps in 2021 and 2025, league sources tell ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 12, 2019Sources: Pick protections in Thunder/Rockets, Russell Westbrook/Chris Paul trade:2024 first round pick, protected 1-42026 first round pick, protected 1-42025 swap, 1-20 protected2021 swap, protected 1-4 — OKC can swap Clippers pick or Heat pick.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) July 12, 2019Oklahoma City has now piled up eight first-rounders since draft night, an incredible haul for general manager Sam Presti. It’s possible the Thunder aren’t done yet, as Paul could be flipped to another team prior to the start of the 2019-20 season.MORE: What happened last time Westbrook, Harden played together?Players around the league quickly reacted to the news. Several took to Twitter to share their thoughts on Westbrook heading to Houston.What it dooooo brodieee ! 🤘🏾🤘🏾🚀🚀 @russwest44— Clint Capela (@CapelaClint) July 12, 2019👀— Eric Gordon (@TheofficialEG10) July 12, 2019the league has been going crazy 😱 wow !!— Ja Morant (@JaMorant) July 12, 2019Can we just talk about how horrific all these analyst and nba insiders, other than Woj, have been this whole free agency? #nba— Patrick Patterson (@pdpatt) July 12, 2019This league boi!!!!— Bradley Beal (@RealDealBeal23) July 12, 2019WOW!! https://t.co/4g2Z6UVJfN— Enes Kanter (@EnesKanter) July 12, 2019Craziest NBA summer by far… And Summer just started a few wks ago!! WOW…— 🏁 Jamal Crawford (@JCrossover) July 12, 2019Well Damn🤔— DWade (@DwyaneWade) July 12, 2019This summer was like a video game when you in season mode and you just draft yo own players lol— Bobby BP Portis (@BPortistime) July 12, 2019NBA will be so interesting this year— Josh Hart (@joshhart) July 12, 2019This League is crazy y’all…. But y’all already knew that !— Trae Young (@TheTraeYoung) July 12, 2019last_img read more