113 Commodore Drive, Surfers Paradise is on the market at $6.85 million.A SPECTACULAR Gold Coast mansion that was passed in at auction last year is back on the market at $6.85 million.The huge 1489sq m property at 113 Commodore Drive, Paradise Waters hit the market in August, 2017 before going to auction in September.While the auction attracted a who’s who of the Gold Coast, the property was passed in at $6.1 million.“Our agents Matt Gates and Andrew Bell (Ray White Surfers Paradise) have been negotiating with some buyers which has not materialised to a level that we feel is the value of 113,” vendor Sep Abedian said. The grand staircase.The Mediterranean-style mansion was built by legendary Gold Coast construction figure Ron McMaster in the late 1980s for tourism figure and resort developer Keith WilliamsIt 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 home features a three-level staircase inspired by the Vatican, arched windows, wrought iron chandeliers and Roman bath-style pool. Luxury at every turn. From the street the house is a sight to behold.Mr Abedian, the brother of Sunland Group founder Soheil Abedian, was initially drawn to the home’s status, size and outlook.“We regularly see pods of dolphins swimming past, manta rays flying out of the water and big schools of fish being followed by seagulls,” Mr Abedian told the Bulletin when it first hit the market.“The size of the house has been wonderful for our family because it gives us the ability to have everyone over without anyone being in anyone’s way. Relax and unwind in one of the many living rooms. Local businessman Sep. Abedian and wife Flora outside their house. Picture Glenn Hampson The opulent bathroom.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 ago The riverfront ambience. More living areas.The Abedians have bought another property on Paradise Waters and have decided to part ways with the property they restored.Matt Gates of Ray White Prestige Gold Coast is marketing the property.
Adwen has hired Eidesvik’s vessel Viking Neptun to support commissioning activities at the 350MW Wikinger offshore wind farm in the German Baltic Sea.The vessel will be used for the accommodation of technicians and crew transfers to the wind turbines.The contract, beginning from mid-October, has the duration of five months with further options.Jan Fredrik Meling, CEO at Eidesvik, said: “I am very pleased with our organisation’s ability to find employment for the Viking Neptun in the renewable market. This is the fourth contract Eidesvik has been awarded in the offshore wind market since the beginning of 2016.”At the end of August, 56 out of 70 5MW wind turbines were installed at the Wikinger wind farm, while all 70 are scheduled to be up and connected to the grid before the year end.The EUR 1.4 billion wind farm will be operated from the recently opened O&M base in Mukran for at least 25 years.Wikinger is scheduled to be fully operational by the end of this year.
— UAB has hired former Mississippi coach Andy Kennedy to lead its basketball program, giving him a six-year contract. The school didn’t disclose contract details, and the hiring pends official approval by the University of Alabama System Board of Trustees. Kennedy replaces Robert Ehsan, who lasted four seasons as the Blazers head coach.NHL-PREDATORS-HARPERPredators sign prospect to entry-level dealNASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Nashville Predators have signed forward Patrick Harper to a two-year, entry-level contract.The 21-year-old Harper just finished his senior season at Boston University matching his career high with 37 points and a career-best 14 goals. The 5-foot-7, 150-pound forward finished 15th in the NCAA among all skaters averaging 1.16 points a game and was second on his team in points to David Farrance, also a Predators’ prospect.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 — Running back Todd Gurley has accepted a contract with the Falcons, one day after being released by the Los Angeles Rams. The one-year, $6 million agreement was confirmed to The Associated Press by a person familiar with the deal, who also says Gurley needs to pass a physical. Gurley rushed for more than 1,000 yards in three of his five seasons with the Rams, but he ran for a career-low 857 yards last year.— The Bills have confirmed they are acquiring receiver Stefon Diggs in a multi-draft-pick trade with the Vikings. The trade was agreed to Monday and announced Friday by both teams. Minnesota gets four draft choices, including the 22nd overall in the upcoming draft. Diggs has topped 1,000 yards receiving each of his past two years.— The Steelers have agreed to terms with veteran tight end Eric Ebron, giving quarterback Ben Roethlisberger another proven red zone target. Ebron reached the Pro Bowl in 2018 while catching 13 touchdowns but was limited most of last season while battling an ankle injury. The Steelers also agreed to terms with guard Stefen Wisniewski, a Pittsburgh native.— The Broncos have worked out a two-year deal with former Chargers running back Melvin Gordon. A person with knowledge of the deal told The Associated Press that it’s worth $16 million with all but $2.5 million guaranteed. The two-time Pro Bowl selection has three dozen rushing touchdowns over the last four seasons and 47 touchdowns overall. Gordon totaled 908 scrimmage yards after recording over 1,200 scrimmage yards in three straight seasons from 2016 to ’18.— Saints left guard Andrus Peat has agreed to a five-year, $57.5 million contract that keeps him in New Orleans. The package virtually ensures the entire 2019 starting offensive line will return. Associated Press Toppin is Dayton’s first first-team AP All-American after averaging 20 points. 7.0 rebounds and shooting 63% in a breakout season. The 6-foot-9 sophomore helped the third-ranked Flyers match the program’s highest ranking in the final AP Top 25.Toppin is joined on the first-team by Iowa’s Luka Garza, Marquette’s Markus Howard, Myles Powell of Seton Hall and Oregon’s Payton Pritchard.COLLEGE BASKETBALL-NEWSBulldogs losing Edwards to NBA draftUNDATED (AP) — Georgia guard Anthony Edwards has announced his plans to enter the NBA draft after leading all NCAA freshmen in scoring. — All rugby in England below the top-flight Premiership has been canceled for the season. The chief executive of the Rugby Football Union says the decision was taken “to assist with long-term planning and provide clarity to the game at a time of continuous change” during the virus outbreak.— The Olympic flame has arrived in Japan from Greece and was greeted in a scaled-down ceremony at an air base in northern Japan. The flame touched down Friday amid questions about whether the Tokyo Games can open as scheduled on July 24 because of the coronavirus pandemic.COLLEGE BASKETBALL-AP ALL-AMERICANSToppin a unanimous All-AmericanUNDATED (AP) — Dayton star Obi Toppin (OH’-bee TAH’-pihn) is the lone unanimous first-team choice to The Associated Press college basketball All-America team. Update on the latest sports Judge had a CT scan on Friday and he said it showed that a “pneumothorax came back completely gone.”The Yankees announced two weeks ago that Judge had a stress fracture to his first right rib. Judge says the bone is “healing the way it should be.”The 27-year-old didn’t play in any spring training games because of soreness in his right pectoral muscle and shoulder.With opening day pushed back into mid-May at the earliest due to the coronavirus outbreak, Judge has more time to recover without missing games.VIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTS March 20, 2020 The 42-year-old quarterback who spent the first 20 years of his career with the New England Patriots announced his decision Friday in an Instagram post and thanked the Bucs for the opportunity.The deal is worth $30 million per season.The signing comes three days after Brady announced on social media that he would not return to New England, ending his historic run with the Patriots.He joins an offense that led the NFL in passing yards last season. The aerial attack features a pair of 1,000-yard receivers in Mike Evans and Chris Godwin, along with tight ends O.J. Howard and Cameron Brate.In other NFL news: Edwards’ spot in the next NBA draft was expected even before he played his first game for the Bulldogs. The Atlanta product was one of the nation’s top recruits last season and has been regarded as one of the top draft prospects.The 6-foot-5 Edwards averaged 19.1 points and 5.2 rebounds for the Bulldogs.In other college basketball news:— Loyola Marymount has hired Stan Johnson as its basketball coach, replacing Mike Dunlap. Johnson spent the last five years at Marquette, most recently as associate head coach. The Golden Eagles reached the NCAA Tournament in 2017 and 2019. He was also on coaching staffs at Arizona State, Drake, Utah and Cal State Northridge. Dunlap was dismissed on March 8 after going 81-108 in six seasons.— North Florida and men’s basketball coach Matthew Driscoll have agreed to a three-year contract extension that runs through 2025. Driscoll has spent the last 11 seasons at UNF and led the Ospreys to the NCAA Tournament in 2015. He is 184-179 at UNF, with 105 of those wins coming in Atlantic Sun Conference play. — Defensive end Everson Griffen and his agent say they were unable to come to contract terms with the Vikings due to salary-cap constraints. Griffen is the longest-tenured player on the Vikes, having played 10 seasons in purple and recording eight sacks in 2019.— The Cowboys are bringing back several of their depth players, reaching agreements with linebackers Joe Thomas and Justin March, Dallas also re-signed offensive lineman Joe Looney and worked out a deal with safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix.MLB-YANKEES-JUDGEJudge reveals he had collapsed lung, says rib improvingTAMPA, Fla. (AP) — New York Yankees slugger Aaron Judge has revealed he had a collapsed lung that has healed and said his broken rib is improving. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNFL-NEWSTom Brady signs with BuccaneersUNDATED (AP) — Six-time Super Bowl champion Tom Brady has signed a two-year contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, saying he is embarking on a “new football journey.” USA Swimming wants Olympic postponementUNDATED (AP) — The head of USA Swimming is calling for a postponement of the Tokyo Olympics.CEO Tim Hinchey has sent a letter to leadership at the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee urging it to push for a 12-month delay. In his letter, Hinchey noted the unimaginable disruptions athletes have experienced during the coronavirus crisis.The committee didn’t immediately respond to the letter. But earlier Friday, its leaders said there was no rush to postpone the Olympics.In other virus-related developments: — The Florida Panthers have been told by the state Department of Health that a part-time employee at the team’s arena tested positive for the coronavirus. The employee tested positive on March 15 and is self-quarantined while receiving medical care.— The XFL has canceled the remainder of its return season because of the coronavirus pandemic. Commissioner Oliver Luck released a statement saying the decision was made “with the health and safety of the entire XFL family as our top priority.”— The National Women’s Soccer League is delaying the start of the regular season because of the coronavirus. The league announced Friday that it is imposing a moratorium on training through April 5. The season was slated to begin on April 18.— Formula One is setting up a series of virtual races to replace postponed or canceled Grand Prix events. The series says a “number of current F1 drivers” will take part in the races, with the first set for Sunday.— The LPGA Tour commissioner has provided a little hope amid more postponements. He says the ANA Inspiration has been rescheduled for Sept. 10-13. The LPGA’s first major in the California desert had been scheduled for April 2-5. It’s the first postponed LPGA event to be rescheduled.
A federal report released Monday found homelessness was up 5.6 percent in Washington and 3.7 percent in Oregon, two of 19 states to report an increase in the number of people experiencing homelessness.In both states, the majority of homeless people are unsheltered. California saw a slight decrease of 1.2 percent, as the number of people living on the streets fell in Los Angeles and San Diego, two epicenters of the homelessness crisis, suggesting possible success in those cities’ efforts to combat the problem.Cities along the West Coast have driven the overall spike in the number of homeless people nationwide in recent years. This year’s count continued that trend, showing 552,800 people without homes across the country, up by about 2,000 from 2017, according to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s point-in-time tally. It was the second consecutive increase after seven straight years of declines.Kate Budd, executive director of the Vancouver-based Council for the Homeless, attributed homelessness along the West Coast to unaffordable rents. She said low-income people devote 40 to 60 percent of their income toward rent, sometimes even 90 percent if they’re on a fixed income.“The more of their income that’s going toward rent, the more likely they are to fall into homelessness,” she said.Point-in-time countsHUD’s report, which was sent to Congress, is based on data gathered during point-in-time counts conducted every January across the country. During Clark County’s single-day census of the homeless population, 795 people were counted, a 6 percent increase from 2017.