Local 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.
Update on the latest sports February 5, 2020 Associated Press Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNFL-SUPER BOWL PARADEThrongs expected in Kansas City for Chiefs paradeKANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Hundreds of thousands are expected to flood downtown Kansas City on Wednesday as the triumphant Chiefs bring home a Super Bowl trophy for the first time in 50 years. Several schools in the area canceled classes, freeing up buses to haul fans to the celebration of the team’s come-from-behind 31-20 win against San Francisco.City staff that aren’t involved in public safety or other essential services will be freed of their duties to watch the parade, which starts at 11:30 a.m. and ends with a rally in front of the city’s Union Station.The Kansas Legislature canceled the day’s session, while lawmakers in Missouri planned a light workday. Many businesses in the area also made plans to close or operate on a reduced schedule. At Children’s Mercy Kansas City, the emergency room at the main downtown hospital will be open, but appointments and some surgeries were being rescheduled or moved.When the Royals won the World Series in 2015, an estimated 800,000 people flocked to the victory parade, shattering expectations in a city with a population of about 470,000 and a metropolitan area of about 2 million. Cellphone towers were overwhelmed by the throngs, and motorists began parking along side of the interstate and walking as exits jammed.NBA-FOUR-TEAM TRADE The younger Taggart is a dual-threat player who helped Florida High reach the state Class 3A championship game this past season, after piling up nearly 3,100 combined rushing and passing yards with a total of 30 touchdowns.The elder Taggart is entering his first season at FAU. He was fired after less than two years at Florida State in November. AP sources: Covington, Capela on move in 4-team tradeUNDATED (AP) — Robert Covington is going to the Houston Rockets and Clint Capela is going to the Atlanta Hawks as part of a complicated trade that was struck early Wednesday involving four teams, 12 players and at least three draft picks, according to two people familiar with the situation.The people spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the trade has not received league approval. They say that among the key components, Covington and Jordan Bell will join the Rockets from Minnesota, Capela and Nene are leaving the Rockets for the Hawks. The Timberwolves will add soon-to-be restricted free agents Malik Beasley and Juancho Hernangomez from Denver, and the Nuggets get Shabazz Napier from Minnesota plus a first-round pick from Houston.It was not immediately clear if a call with NBA attorneys to review and approve the trade would happen on Wednesday or Thursday. The league’s trade deadline is 3 p.m. EST Thursday.Also in the deal: Jarred Vanderbilt is leaving Denver for Minnesota, and the Nuggets are getting Keita Bates-Diop and Noah Vonleh from the Timberwolves as well as Evan Turner from the Hawks. Gerald Green — who is out with a season-long foot injury — also goes to Denver from Houston to help make the math work and is likely to be waived once the deal is final, and Atlanta will also have to make another move to finalize the trade since it must first clear a roster spot. ESPN reported Wednesday that the Hawks would waive Chandler Parsons to clear the necessary space. COLLEGE FOOTBALL-TAGGARTWillie Taggart Jr. signs to play at FAU, for Willie TaggartBOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — Willie Taggart has landed Willie Taggart.Florida Atlantic announced that quarterback Willie Taggart Jr. signed with the Owls on Wednesday — meaning he will play for his father, the new FAU coach.Taggart Jr. was the first player to submit his letter to FAU once signing day began Wednesday. He announced his commitment to the Owls last month.
The IAAF on Tuesday launched its new official world rankings system, designed to provide a more effective way of identifying the top athletes in each discipline by rewarding consistency and competition among the world’s best.Athletes’ positions in the IAAF world rankings will be based upon the points they score, determined by their performance and place, and the importance of the competition in which those results are achieved to the IAAF global calendar.Following a 10-month period of consultation with stakeholders from across the athletics family, the final rankings system balances the wide-ranging feedback and competing needs of those within the sport. The world rankings will not be used for qualification for the IAAF World Athletics Championships Doha 2019, but yesterday’s launch will enable athletes, member federations and key stakeholders to see during the 2019 season how the world rankings system works in practice.The world rankings will also bring clarity to the competition structure from national through to global events, incentivising the top athletes to support the best competitions.“For the first time in the sport’s history, athletes, media and fans will have a clear understanding of the hierarchy of competitions from national through to area and up to global events, allowing them to follow a logical season-long path to the pinnacle of athletics’ top two competitions,” said IAAF President Sebastian Coe. “The IAAF world rankings will drive and shape the global competition system including entry into future major championships and enable everyone in and interested in our sport to know who is No.1 in the world.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
PreviousLos Angeles Lakers guard Rajon Rondo (9) shoots in front of Oklahoma City Thunder guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (2) and center Steven Adams (12) in the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020, in Oklahoma City. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)Oklahoma City Thunder center Steven Adams (12) and Los Angeles Lakers center JaVale McGee (7) reach for a rebound in the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020, in Oklahoma City. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsLos Angeles Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma, right, shoots as Oklahoma City Thunder forward Abdel Nader (11) defends in the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020, in Oklahoma City. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)Los Angeles Lakers guard Quinn Cook (2) shoots as Oklahoma City Thunder guard Terrance Ferguson (23) defends in the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020, in Oklahoma City. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)Los Angeles Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma (0) shoots over Oklahoma City Thunder guard Terrance Ferguson, right, in the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020, in Oklahoma City. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)Oklahoma City Thunder guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (2) goes to the basket between Los Angeles Lakers center JaVale McGee (7) forward Kyle Kuzma, right, in the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020, in Oklahoma City. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)Los Angeles Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma (0) shoots in front of Oklahoma City Thunder guard Terrance Ferguson, center, in the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020, in Oklahoma City. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)Oklahoma City Thunder forward Danilo Gallinari, left, is fouled by Los Angeles Lakers center JaVale McGee (7) as he shoots in the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020, in Oklahoma City. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)Los Angeles Lakers guard Rajon Rondo, center, shoots as Oklahoma City Thunder guard Dennis Schroder (17) defends in the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020, in Oklahoma City. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)Los Angeles Lakers guard Rajon Rondo (9) goes to the basket past Oklahoma City Thunder forward Danilo Gallinari (8) in the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020, in Oklahoma City. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)Los Angeles Lakers guard Rajon Rondo (9) shoots in front of Oklahoma City Thunder guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (2) and center Steven Adams (12) in the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020, in Oklahoma City. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)NextShow Caption1 of 10Los Angeles Lakers guard Rajon Rondo (9) shoots in front of Oklahoma City Thunder guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (2) and center Steven Adams (12) in the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020, in Oklahoma City. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)ExpandOKLAHOMA CITY — It was easy to see Frank Vogel marching into Chesapeake Energy Arena on Saturday night as a general without an army — or at least without his best officers. But the Lakers coach did not see things that way with just over an hour to go until tip-off..Even without Anthony Davis lobs, without LeBron James passes and drives, without Danny ‘Deadshot’ Green patrolling the perimeter, the Lakers wouldn’t change their standard. They expected to see their winning streak continue.“One of the strengths of our team is our depth, and we expect to go out, take the floor, compete at a really high level,” he said. “And we expect to win.”And they did. Not meekly, not just barely, but with conviction — dominating Oklahoma City (22-17) early in a lopsided 41-19 opening quarter, then stamping out every single surge for a 125-110 with the parts of the roster that are supposed to compliment — not survive without — Davis and James. In expanded roles, the remaining Lakers thrived. Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers Starting for James was Rajon Rondo, who has been alternately praised and maligned as one of the most up-and-down players of the season. But he was vintage against Oklahoma City and a bitter rival in Chris Paul, finishing with 21 points, 12 rebounds and 8 assists. Against the Thunder’s drop coverage with Steven Adams, Rondo showed flashes of his old quick steps to attack the rim early and hit his first six attempts.“I was just trying to attack the basket,” he said. “Once again, our bigs did a hell of a job getting the ball out quick if they did score or if they did hit me with the outlet, I just tried to push the pace.”There was some concerning news by night’s end: Rondo strained his right ring finger in the first half, which was splinted to his middle finger afterward. X-rays revealed no fractures, but Rondo missed significant time last season with hand injuries.But he didn’t let that hamper his mood Saturday night. Neither did anyone else as seven Lakers scored in double figures, particularly players who haven’t seen as much time as they’d want.Troy Daniels, who hadn’t scored since Jan. 3, poured in 12 points in his first meaningful minutes in weeks. Quinn Cook (11 points) hadn’t played in 10 of the previous 14 games for the Lakers, but he played capable backup — at least for one night.It turned out, oddly enough, to be the Lakers’ largest margin of victory over the Thunder, who they now have a 3-0 record against after two previous squeakers in November — back when their biggest guns were all available to play. The Lakers also improved to 5-0 in the second game of back-to-backs, where they’ve often shined.“I don’t think nobody in this locker room thought we were the underdog tonight, honestly,” Cook said. “You look down, we got guys who won in this league. We weren’t going out there playing with free money. We want to go out there, compete as hard as possible.”Vogel said he never doubted that his squad would back up his pregame words. He wrote that he believed the Lakers would win on the whiteboard beforehand, sending a message to his team that he had faith they’d deliver.Maybe he didn’t expect them to be up by as much as 32 points without their studs. But it’s always good to have a little more room to improve.“You’d see it with San Antonio all the time in those years when they would sit three or four guys: Their reserves would usually come in and win that game,” he said. “And I feel like we have the team to do that. We have great depth. We have a group that go out and defend for 48 minutes. You always have a chance.” Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs Off the court, his week has been clouded by trade speculation. On it, he reminded everyone why the Lakers fought to keep him this summer, shooting 15 for 24 from the field, including four 3-pointers to vault him to an impressive 62 points in the last two games combined. His scoring helped deliver the eighth straight victory for the Lakers (32-7), but their first without either of their stars.It might’ve seemed from the outside that the shorthanded Lakers were underdogs. They never bought in.“We want to go out and dominate every game,” Kuzma said. “We don’t see why we can’t win every game.”With 23 points in the first half, Kuzma set off a sizzling night for the Lakers’ offense which shot over 51 percent and made 12 of their first 15 threes on the night. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersNo one underlined that like Kyle Kuzma — a regular starter turned sixth man this year — who rang the bell for a season-high 36 points. He snuffed the last threat of Thunder recovery, with a baseline floater and a dagger 3-pointer with under two minutes to go.Related Articles How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years