Eye-watering price hopes for bare block on Gold Coast’s “millionaires’ row”

first_imgThe double block was originally home to the “Elephant House”, which was knocked down by property investor John Pilkington in 2012 after he bought it for $9.5 million from former AFL footballer Rod Galt. Milk magnate Ken Lacey, entertainment entrepreneur Michael Edgley, singer Diana Ross and Gold Coast bookie Terry Page also have links to the property. The block and its neighbour at No. 47 were bought as a pair by veteran property developer John Potter in 2016.He splashed $7.7 million on the double block and had plans to build a multi-level apartment building, at one stage saying each apartment would have a $7.5 million price tag. However, in 2017 he told the Bulletin his plans had changed and he had decided to sell the blocks separately. More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa11 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days agoThe property next door, No. 47, sold for $4.6 million in late 2017 to Highgrove Bathrooms founder Lindsay Sinclair, who had plans for a tri-level mansion, but it remains vacant. Mr Potter will realise a $1.4 million profit if No. 49 achieves its price guide. How much would you pay for this beachfront block?A bare block of land in Mermaid Beach’s illustrious “millionaires’ row” has hit the market with a hefty $4.5 million price tag. The skinny beachfront site at 49 Hedges Ave is 405sq m and one of the last vacant lots on the strip. 47 Hedges Ave, Mermaid Beach, sold for $4.6 million in 2017.“No. 49 is already priced under next door which represents good value for money,” Mr Stevens said. “We are starting to run out of these vacant block opportunities and so many buyers want property on the sand.” Mr Stevens said five of his last six sales on millionaires’ row were to interstate or international buyers and totalled more than $25 million. “In the softer market that Australian real estate is experiencing, the Gold Coast is now seeing the demand outweigh the supply,” he said. “In particular we are seeing more Sydney and Melbourne buyers starting to look closely at our blue-chip positions as it is a great place to invest in due to the spectacular value we represent.“Interstate buyers are getting bang for buck here.” Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:15Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:15 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p270p270p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenAndrew Winter: The value of a view01:16 49 Hedges Ave, Mermaid Beach, is on the market with a $4.5 million price guide.The site is listed through Harcourts Coastal Broadbeach agent Tolemy Stevens and Tony Velissariou of Tony V. “It’s the ideal opportunity for someone to build their dream home on the beachfront of Mermaid Beach, regarded by many as Australia’s No. 1 beachfront destination,” Mr Stevens said. M ORE NEWS: Buy a house, get a free holidayMORE NEWS: Coastal town’s record blown out of the waterlast_img read more

Eidesvik Gets Seven Viking Charter Extension from Subsea 7

first_imgEidesvik Seven Chartering, a joint venture company between Subsea 7 and Eidesvik Offshore, has entered into an agreement with Subsea 7 to extend the contract for the subsea vessel Seven Viking. The new contract is firm to ultimo 2025 with option for further one year extension thereafter.“We are very satisfied of extending a long lasting and good cooperation with such a major player as Subsea 7,” said CEO Jan Fredrik Meling.To remind, Subsea 7 on Wednesday secured the contract with Statoil to deploy Seven Viking Life of Field vessel on the Norwegian Continental Shelf.The vessel will provide subsea inspection, repair and maintenance (IRM) services for Statoil’s 560 subsea wells on the NCS.Prior to the project, the Seven Viking vessel will be reconstructed from conventional to hybrid operation, which includes installation of battery and preparations for land-based power supply.Offshore activities for the project will begin in January 2019.last_img read more

Top-Ranked Argonauts Go for Three-Peat

first_img Share April 19, 2007ARKADELPHIA, Ark. – West Florida will look to extend two streaks at this weekend’s Carpet One/Gulf South Conference Men’s Tennis Tournament. Not only will West Florida try to extend their eight-match winning streak, but the Argonauts will also attempt to win their third consecutive GSC title. The tournament will be held on the campuses of Henderson State and Ouachita Baptist Universities.West Florida, the top-seed from the GSC East, will face Christian Brothers, the fourth seed from the GSC West, in the quarterfinals at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday. If West Florida wins, they will face the winner of the Delta State/North Alabama match at 1:30 p.m. The championship finals are set for 9 a.m. on Sunday.The tournament will feature five of the top 40 teams in Division II. Aside from the top-ranked Argonauts, other ranked teams are: fourth-ranked Valdosta State, No.12 Ouachita Baptist, No. 15 Delta State and No. 38 North Alabama. The tournament will also feature nine of the top 50 singles players and five ranked doubles teams.West Florida’s eight GSC titles are the most in conference history. Dating back to 2002, West Florida has won four of the last five GSC titles and finished as the runner-up in 2004.Complete coverage of the 2007 GSC Men’s Tennis Tournament can be found at www.gulfsouthconference.orgPrint Friendly Version Top-Ranked Argonauts Go for Three-Peatlast_img read more

World Cup inspired Sinclair move

first_img Winger Sinclair joined the Baggies last week on a season-long loan to escape his miserable spell at Manchester City. Following a £6.2million move from Swansea last summer, Sinclair made just two starts and nine substitute appearances in the Premier League under former manager Roberto Mancini. Scott Sinclair has admitted to having an eye on a trip to Brazil next summer as one of the reasons behind his move to West Brom. In signing for Albion, Sinclair is poised to finally get the regular game time he craves, starting with Sunday’s clash at The Hawthorns against former club Swansea. And with the World Cup looming, former under-21 international Sinclair has conceded he would love to be in Roy Hodgson’s England squad providing he can again make an impact on the domestic front. “It was another thing I thought of,” said Sinclair when asked as to whether he had considered his England future in joining West Brom. “The main thing is I was so frustrated at not playing and I just wanted to get out and play week in and week out and be happy. “The World Cup is coming up and the manager has been putting the likes of (Andros) Townsend and (Ross) Barkley in the team. “If they’re getting a chance, then I don’t see why I can’t if I’m playing well.” Sinclair is also eager for a spell in the limelight for all the right reasons after hitting the headlines for all the wrong ones during his time at City with his off-field exploits. Sinclair found himself in the news pages and gossip magazines whilst dating – and then recently splitting from – former Coronation Street actress Helen Flanagan. It now appears Sinclair is eager for the quiet life at Albion as he added: “I want a house out of the way, not in the centre. I can then concentrate on my football, going home and being sort of humble.” Not that Sinclair believes his personal life interfered with his football during his time at City. “Someone’s personal life has nothing to do with the club. What people do in their personal life is up to them,” added Sinclair. “I conducted myself in a very good way when I was there. I didn’t do anything wrong off the field. “It’s just I had limited chances, and maybe because I wasn’t playing then my personal life received more attention. “When you’re not playing then people have things to say and write about you, which does get frustrating. “But once I’m back playing and happy then I won’t be too fussed what people write about my personal life.” After playing the 90 minutes of Albion’s 3-0 Capital One Cup victory over Newport on Tuesday it is almost certain Sinclair will start against the Swans. Head coach Steve Clarke believes after back-to-back league defeats to start the season and leave Swansea bottom of the table, they will be a dangerous proposition. “They’re a very good team that has spent over £20million in the transfer market this summer,” said Clarke. “They obviously need a bigger squad because they were good enough to win the Capital One Cup, which was great for them, and now they have the bonus of being in Europe. “They have a certain way of playing, they’re attractive, they’re a difficult team to play against. “They’ve had a tough start, two difficult teams (Manchester United and Tottenham), and hopefully we can make it three.” Nicolas Anelka returns after being away for a week on compassionate leave, replacing Matej Vydra who is sidelined with a hamstring problem. With goalkeeper Ben Foster out for 12 weeks with a stress fracture of a bone in his right foot, Boaz Myhill should start despite a wrist injury. Press Associationlast_img read more

Hoops America: Who really holds the key?

first_imgThe news on Monday of Alabama head coach Mark Gottfried’s supposed “resignation” raises more than a few questions. Did he really willingly quit a job where he made millions? It also seems strangely coincidental that the resignation came a week after star player Ronald Steele left the team under questionable circumstances. As Alabama searches for a new coach, many big names are sure to pop up as the athletic department would certainly love a marquee coach to jump-start the program.But will that fix it?It’s an age-old debate in basketball: who matters to winning more, a good coach or quality players? Arguments can be made in favor of both sides, but in the end, it’s the players who define a program, not the coach.Here’s my basic logic: plenty of unheralded coaches have succeeded with rosters loaded with talent, and plenty of good coaches have failed with players that just weren’t good enough (See: Bo Ryan and this year’s edition of the Badgers). On the other hand, good coaches have had stacked rosters that underachieved and had seasons that ended in disappointment. In the end, it’s the players that mattered.For example, Buzz Williams’ Marquette squad sits atop the Big East, though the current roster can be attributed to former coach Tom Crean. While Williams deserves credit for not trying to fix what’s not broken, Marquette’s success can be traced to a core of Lazar Hayward, Jerel McNeal, Wesley Matthews and Dominic James, all of whom are upperclassmen and Crean’s recruits. This experienced group of starters already had chemistry, which made Williams’ transition much easier than his predecessor’s move to Indiana.Crean epitomizes the flip side of the issue. He took over an Indiana program that was in a state of disarray for much of 2008 following Kelvin Sampson’s fall from grace, as well as the departure of most of its scholarship players. This season’s Hoosiers have limped to a 5-13 overall record, proving that without the right players, teams just can’t win. Crean has the credentials of a winner — in his nine seasons at Marquette, he turned the Golden Eagles into a perennial top 25 team. But with only two returning players from last year’s squad, he simply does not have the personnel to succeed yet. It’s tough to win when over half your squad consists of walk-ons and all of your own recruits are first year players.Looking at it that way, there doesn’t appear to be a debate, but that’s hardly the case. Enter Tubby Smith. Now in his second year as Minnesota’s head coach, he was a marquee signing with an unheralded program. Having won a national championship and five SEC titles while at Kentucky, Smith brought Minnesota basketball a coach with a pedigree, but what he really gave them was a face. Instead of being a downtrodden team still reeling from a 1999 academic scandal, Minnesota instantly became legitimate as soon as it became Tubby’s team.Smith’s mere presence at the head of the Minnesota basketball program played a part in his first recruiting class being ranked 27th in the nation by Scout.com. As of now, Scout has the Gophers’ 2009 recruiting class ranked no. 13, something impressive for a Big Ten team, let alone Minnesota. It can be argued that these players aren’t so much playing for Minnesota as they are playing for Tubby Smith — who happens to be at Minnesota.Smith guided the Gophers to a 20-13 record in his first year, a remarkable improvement from their 8-22 record the year before. This was done before his own recruits could make any contributions, pointing to the effect a good coach has on a team. However, with the addition of his own players to the squad this season, Smith’s team has so far compiled a 17-3 record and was ranked for the first time in a decade, showing the importance of players to winning.A coach whose reputation precedes him rarely has trouble recruiting good players. This would seem to point to the man in charge when looking for a catalyst for success, but that reputation has to be built up and the fame has to start somewhere. Smith’s road to recognition arguably began at Kentucky, where he won the 1998 national championship in his first season. What tends to be overlooked is that 12 of the players on that team had experience on the ’96 team that also won it all, and the ’97 team that lost in the championship game.This is no knock against Smith. Kentucky did not win that title only because they had experienced players; Kentucky wasn’t even in the preseason top 25 that year. However, it’s important to note that Smith was able to show what he could do as a coach because he had a strong base of players to build from. However, it’s hard to doubt that had he accepted a head coaching spot at Wofford or Providence instead of Kentucky, the road to success would have been much tougher.There’s a certain circular logic that can be applied here in that good players make good coaches, who attract good players who make good coaches … and so on. Avoid that. Every coach will be defined by their players, and while they don’t necessarily have to be McDonald’s All-Americans, they do have to be the right players.So as Alabama turns its attention to finding a permanent successor to Gottfried, it would be wise for them not to expect an immediate miracle turnaround, regardless of whom they sign. The foundation for winning is the athletes themselves, and unless someone can attract the right ones to Tuscaloosa, it won’t matter if they get John Wooden to come out of retirement.last_img read more

Olivera Jurić and Ivana Ninković achieved good results at Mediterranean Games

first_imgThe best BIH weight lifter Olivera Jurić (+75kg) won the fourth place at the weight lifting competition at Mediterranean Games in Mersin, stated the Olympic Committee of BIH.One of the best BIH swimmer Ivana Ninković achieved great result in 50 m breaststroke swimming and although she won the third place in qualifications for the finals, in the finals she just barely missed the medal with 0.01 second away from the third-ranked swimmer Giulia De Ascentis from Italy.(klix.ba)(photo: fipcf.it)last_img read more

Joe Biden on why he wears a Phillies hat: ‘It’s the way to be able to sleep with my wife’

first_imgMajor League Baseball’s Opening Day was supposed to take place Thursday, but the coronavirus pandemic has altered plans for the sports league.Still, to show support for his favorite team, Jimmy Kimmel wore a Mets hat on his show “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” on Thursday night. Kimmel also spoke with guest Joe Biden, the former vice president of the United States and current frontrunner to win the Democratic presidential nomination. Biden poked fun at Kimmel’s Mets hat and brought out a hat of his own. (ABC) https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/4d/cd/joe-biden-phillies_18cgny7ssse7p12v6adylo0qlg.png?t=486056505&w=500&quality=80 Kimmel teased Biden about the Phillies hat, as his Mets are a division rival.”This is not the way to win voters, Mr. Vice President,” Kimmel said.center_img “But it’s the way to be able to sleep with my wife,” Biden responded. “She’s a Philly girl. If I weren’t into the Phillies, I’d be out of luck, man.”Speaking of MLB delaying the start of the season, Kimmel joked, “It’s probably for the best. I don’t know that I could handle the coronavirus and the Mets at the same time.”last_img read more

Fatal football team bus crash in Ghana

first_imgShare on: WhatsApp The Ghana Football Association (GFA) said it was “devastated by the sad development” and had sent a delegation to meet the club and offer its support.“The GFA has established contact with the club and our thoughts and prayers are with Kumasi Asante Kotoko, particularly the injured officials and players,” it added.Asante Kotoko are due to play Accra Hearts of Oak in Kumasi on Sunday but there was no immediate word on whether the match would still go ahead.Leat said players discharged from hospital would undergo a further medical examination on Saturday. Accra, Ghana | AFP |  The British manager of Ghana Premier League side Asante Kotoko and one of his players were hospitalised after a bus crash that killed a member of their back-room staff, the club said on Thursday.The crash happened when the team bus rammed into a stationary truck at Nkawkaw, some 150 kilometres (95 miles) by road from Accra, at about 10:00 pm (2200 GMT) on Wednesday.Asante Kotoko were heading back to the central city of Kumasi after a 1-0 defeat to Inter Allies in the capital.“The driver of the bus ran into the truck that was loaded with fertiliser and almost all the 37 passengers sustained various degrees of injuries,” said Eastern region police spokesman Thomas Obeng Asare.“They were rushed to the Holy Family hospital at Nkawkaw where some were treated and they have since been referred to the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (in Kumasi),” he added.The head of the medical team at Asante Kotoko, Michael Leat, said players and officials who sustained minor injuries were all treated and discharged.“We regret to announce that our deputy equipment officer, Kofi Asare, could not make it. Management has met his family to brief them of the sad event,” he said on the club’s website.“Meanwhile, head coach Steven Polack, midfielder Ollennu Ashitey, and the bus driver, Nana Berkye, are on admission receiving treatment.”Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo said he was “saddened” by the incident. “My heart goes out to the team; speedy recovery to the injured,” he wrote on Twitter.last_img read more

Julian Savea gets a spell

first_imgLions coach Chris Gibbes has made six changes to the starting team which beat Taranaki 42-26 on Saturday, for Thursday night’s clash with Bay of Plenty in Rotorua. Wellington have three games in a short space of time, so managing resources is critical.Beyond the changes to the starting side, there’s four more in the reserves, including the selection of Filipo. The Petone outside back was sentenced to nine months’ supervision for assaulting four people, including two women, in November last year and ordered to attend alcohol counselling and a course on living without violence.”We’ve had a solid start to the season with back-to-back wins now we enter a tough stretch of matches that will test the depth of our squad,” Gibbes said in a statement.”We expect Bay of Plenty to be very tough in Rotorua and I know the guys who have come in are excited about the challenge.”Savea has been given the week off, with Malo Tuitama taking his spot on the right wing. A hamstring injury to Trent Renata means Marist St Pats club player Andrew Wells will play fullback.Those are the backline changes, with prop To’omaga-Allen and blindside flanker Fifita coming into the forward pack after being on All Blacks duty. Other changes include a rest for flanker Du’Plessis Kirifi and lock James Blackwell.Wellington lead provincial rugby’s championship standings, following their bonsu-point wins over Manawatu and Taranaki. Bay of Plenty are second on the ladder.Wellington team to play Bay of Plenty: Andrew Wells, Malo Tuitama, Wes Goosen, Regan Verney, Ben Lam, Jackson Garden-Bachop, Kemara Hauiti-Parapara, Brad Shields (c), Galu Taufale, Vaea Fifita, Sam Lousi, Isaia Walker-Leawere, Jeff To’omaga-Allen, Asafo Aumua, Tolu Fahamokioa. Reserves: Sitiveni Paongo, Vince Sakaria, Alex Fidow, Will Mangos, James Tuia, Carlos Price, Losi Filipo. Photo by: PAUL KANE/GETTY IMAGEs Caption: Prop Jeff To’omaga-Allen is back with Wellington after a week in the All Blacks’ camp.last_img read more

Drogba dismisses Villa rumours

first_img“Just come out of training at @impactmontreal & a million messages & trending on Twitter saying I was in Birmingham today,” Drogba wrote.Drogba has scored eight goals in 15 MLS games for the Impact this season.Villa, meanwhile, have started life in England’s second tier with one win, two draws and a defeat. Montreal Impact striker Montreal Impact Didier Drogba has laughed off reports linking him with a move to Aston Villa.Social media went into overdrive when Villa owner Tony Xia claimed the Championship club were closing in on a “world class” striker.Chelsea great Drogba emerged as a possible arrival, given he worked under Villa boss Roberto Di Matteo at Stamford Bridge, with the pair winning the 2012 Champions League.But the 38-year-old Ivorian dismissed the speculation, using Twitter to apparently distance himself from any possible move. Just come out of training at @impactmontreal & a million messages & trending on Twitter saying I was in Birmingham today— Didier Drogba (@didierdrogba) August 22, 2016last_img read more