2620-2622 Virginia Drive, Hope Island.Of the two top sales on the Coast, one was a “secret home” at Hope Island that changed hands in July.A Vietnamese businessman bought the waterfront residence at 2620-2622 Virginia Drive in an off-market deal through Wendy and Warren Hickey from Hope Island Resort Realty.“We weren’t allowed to take any photos until after it had sold,” Ms Hickey said.“It is really hard to sell a secret but a home with this calibre attracts a lot of wealthy attention.Spanning across three blocks, the entrance to the 3,227sq m property is grand with a double gated entry, porte-cochere and sweeping staircase.But the sale was $8.5 million shy of last year’s mammoth $25 million sale of former Billabong executive Scott Perrin’s Mermaid Beach mansion. More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach Northless than 1 hour ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa20 hours ago201-205 Monaco St, Broadbeach Waters.Monaco St at Broadbeach Waters was also touted as a millionaire’s playground earlier this year with two sales around the $9 million mark.It is understood No. 201-205 changed hands in a cash sale.The deal involving a Taiwanese buyer was negotiated by Christopher Jones and Lisa Halpin of Savills Residential Gold Coast, who declined to confirm the contract price. 75-77 Monaco St, Broadbeach Waters, $9 million Tidemark sold for $25 million in 2016.The record residential sale for the Gold Coast still stands at $27 million – it was chalked up in 2008 when BreakFree founder Tony Smith sold an uncompleted mansion in Hedges Ave to later-failed internet whiz Daniel Tzvetkoff. 187-191 Hedges Ave, Mermaid Beach, $16.5 million 41 The Promenade, Surfers ParadiseArguably one of the best riverfront addresses on the Gold Coast, this grand hotel-like residence at Isle of Capri has it all.But, it’s the double main river block with views from Main Beach to Broadbeach and right down the mouth of the river that captured the attention of the property’s new owner.Property records reveal the owner to be Kool Kids founder Bruce Coulson, who also purchased the block next door for $6.5 million. 11 Southern Cross Drive, Surfers Paradise, $6.95 million 187-191 Hedges Ave, Mermaid Beach.Also trading hands for $16.5 million this year was Melbourne Cup winner and real estate identity David Henderson’s luxury Mermaid Beach mansion that sold in August.The Albatross Ave property first hit the market in 2016 with a $19.75 million price tag. It was designed by architect Paul Uhlmann and spans across three beachfront blocks giving it a commanding street presence. 61 Jefferson Lane, Palm Beach.One of only two beachfront properties to make the top 10 Gold Coast sales list, this stunning four-level beach house, where no expense has been spared, sold for $5.9 million.Records show the residence was linked to Claybar Pty Ltd and the late Ian Barclay, a prominent Master Builder who worked on projects including stage two of the Queensland Performing Arts Centre, the Brisbane Airport domestic terminal and the Houghton Highway Bridge at Redcliffe. 2620-2622 Virginia Drive, Hope Island was one of the biggest sales on the Coast in 2017.THEY’RE jaw-dropping, have out-of-this-world features and sell for millions of dollars.The top 10 Gold Coast property sales of 2017 included an array of waterfront residences from Hope Island to Palm Beach.But there was one noticable absence – despite the city being known for its high-rises there were no apartment sales in the top 10.The Coast’s mega mansions dominated the list with two selling for $16.5 million each to tie for the top spot. 187-191 Hedges Ave, Mermaid Beach.While the 30m of beach frontage is one of its best assets, the mansion also comes with a lift, basement for seven cars, sauna, cocktail bar and a gym.“It was listed for $19.75 million last year but as soon as we adjusted the price to $16.995 million we had a frenzy of buyers and they were all qualified buyers with genuine offers,” agent Luke Henderson said. 201-205 Monaco Street Broadbeach Waters, $9.5 million 19-21 Queen Anne Court, Sovereign Islands..This mega-mansion was on the market for two years before it finally sold for $6.5 million.Sprawled across a double block, the home has a heavy European influence with lion statues, gold leaf trimmings, pillars and fountains. 25 Southern Cross Drive, Surfers Paradise, $6 million 75-77 Monaco St, Broadbeach Waters Glenn and Victoria Hargraves, part owners of directory and online search company Local Search, bought the property and planned to make the move from Mermaid beach.The pair said the home sparked their interest with its architecture, northerly aspect, skyline views and land size. 14 Admiralty Drive, Paradise Waters, $7.7 million 2620-2622 Virginia Drive, Hope Island.The Gold Coast trumped Brisbane, with an Ascot home which sold for $8.8 million coming in as the capital city’s biggest sale.While millions of dollars behind Sydney’s top sale – a Double Bay mansion that sold for a cool $71 million – the Gold Coast was hot on the heels of Melbourne with Victoria’s largest sale coming in at $16.8 million for a Toorak house.So which properties made up the Gold Coast’s top sales for 2017? CoreLogic has complied the tops sales from across the Coast. Take a look: 2620-2622 Virginia Drive, Hope Island, $16.5 million 14 Admiralty Drive, Paradise WatersA Gold Coast buyer continued the rush for big-ticket homes by paying $7.7 million for this mansion in one of the premier riverfront streets at Paradise Waters.The price achieved for 14 Admiralty Drive is believed to be the second highest on record for the street. 41 The Promenade, Surfers Paradise, $6.95 million 25 Southern, Cross Drive, Surfers Paradise.THE “very best views of Surfers Paradise” captivated the buyer of this stunning five-bedroom mansion.Located on exclusive Cronin Island, the house sold for a cool $6 million via expressions of interest. 61 Jefferson Lane, Palm Beach, $5.9 million 11 Southern Cross Drive, Surfers Paradise.Renowend architect Bayden Goddard was responsible for the design of this stunning six- edroom Cronin Island home, which offers flawless timber and custom marble finishes across four levels of luxury.Selling for $6.95 million to a Chinese buyer, the residence is one of only 34 homes on the small triangular pocket off Chevron Island. 19-21 Queen Anne Court, Sovereign Islands, $6.5 million
Share 30 Views no discussions LocalNews Government acting to address crime, PM says by: – June 7, 2011 Share Sharing is caring! Tweet Share Photo credit: iss.co.zaGovernment says it’s been making tangible moves to address crime and violence.The establishment of “Chances”, a “place of safety” catering for vulnerable children, skills training programmes, and the provision of scholarships for further education are some of government’s commitments to deal with crime, said Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit as he addressed a rally against crime and violence Sunday.“We provide financial support for Operation Youth Quake and CALLS, both these organizations provide training and impact the lives and etiquette skills to young persons who have become distracted from the formal education system… we have placed counselors at a number of schools,” he said, adding that community resource centres and sporting facilities as well as the Small Business Support Unit have been developed to encourage positive activities.”Skerrit told the rally that government is discussing with churches on island to clamp down on crime. The rally followed a march by interdenominational church groups, which spanned from Pottersville Savannah to the Dame Eugenia Charles Boulevard.Dominica Vibes News
Manchester United defender Luke Shaw is expected to have a second operation on his broken leg on Friday, Press Association Sport understands. ”He will not play in the group phase I think. I hope he can play again this season.” Former Coventry defender David Busst suffered a horrific leg break against United at Old Trafford in 1996 after colliding with Denis Irwin and Brian McClair and retired from the game a few months later. Busst needed 26 operations and contracted the MRSA virus but he is confident Shaw will make a full recovery. He told The Sun: ”It wasn’t the actual fractures that stopped me from playing, it was the infections. ”But so long as it’s a clean break and there is no infection, there shouldn’t be a major issue for Luke.” Two orthopaedic surgeons and a trauma specialist conducted an operation on Shaw’s leg on the night of the match. United declined to comment any further on the matter, but it is understood that Shaw will have a second operation at the Dutch hospital as part of his recovery on Friday. Shaw will remain in Eindhoven until United’s medical staff are happy for him to come home. United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward visited Shaw the morning after the match and the player’s parents are understood to be with him now. Shaw is said to have suffered a “clean break” of the right leg, which makes it more likely his recovery will be quicker. The player himself has not set a target for his comeback date, but Louis van Gaal said after the match that he could return by March. ”I am not a doctor so I cannot say that, but when you have a double fracture it is I think until six months,” the United manager said. ”It is about how it develops. You can never say that in advance. Shaw was taken to the St Anna Ziekenhuis hospital on the outskirts of Eindhoven on Tuesday night after breaking his right leg in two places during United’s 2-1 defeat to PSV . The England left-back broke his tibia and fibula following a challenge by PSV defender Hector Moreno in the 15th minute. Press Association
The play didn’t count because of a penalty, but Ryan showed he still has the touch. @JonRyan9 you beautiful being.The old fake FG attempt!!! pic.twitter.com/55Saq56vIL— Saskatchewan Roughriders (@sskroughriders) July 20, 2019The Regina native last played for the Seahawks in 2017. Prior to this year, his last CFL experience came with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in 2005. Jon Ryan completed 75 percent of his passes during his 12-year NFL career. OK, he was just 3 for 4, but that isn’t the point here; the point is that he showed Saturday that he can still sling it.The former Packers and Seahawks punter is back in the CFL, 14 years after leaving for the States. Playing for his hometown Saskatchewan Roughriders, he dusted off a fake field goal vs. the British Columbia Lions (Ryan was the ‘Hawks’ holder for years). MORE: Russell Wilson wants to play until he’s 45Oh, and Ryan can still kick it, too. The 37-year-old launched a 77-yarder against the Lions.Hey, it’s football in July. Just getting everyone ready for when the NFL kicks off Aug. 1 in the Hall of Fame Game.