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

Attacker wounds 20 children in Beijing school attack – authorities

first_imgLondon best pest control A male suspect was brought “under control” and the wounded students were taken to hospital, three of them seriously injured. The attack was in the Xicheng district of the capital, Beijing. The assailant was arrested and is being questioned. Twenty children were wounded and were taken to hospital the Xicheng district government said in a post on its social media account.Three of them suffered heavy injuries but their condition was stable, it said.The Xicheng government did not give other details of the attack, but posts on social media said the children suffered knife wounds to the head.About six police cars were parked outside a hospital near the school, according to a witness.Police declined to comment by telephone when asked about the attack.Violent crime is rare in China but there has been a series of knife and axe attacks in recent years, many targetting children.Source: Reuterscenter_img Violent attacks targeting schoolchildren are not uncommon in China, which has seen a slew of deadly incidents over the past few years. (AP Archive)A man was arrested after attacking students at a primary school in Beijing on Tuesday, according to a district government, in a rare act of violence against children in the Chinese capital.last_img read more