Billionaire Clive Palmer’s latest purchase marks highest sale on the Gold Coast in 2018

first_imgClive Palmer has splashed $12 million on a new Gold Coast property.BILLIONAIRE Clive Palmer has splashed $12 million on a luxurious Mermaid Beach property, marking the Gold Coast’s highest sale this year.It was by chance the businessman came across the four-level Hamptons-style home on Millionaire’s Row, which belonged to developer John Potter.Tony Velissariou, of Tony V Real Estate, was the one who suggested Mr Palmer take a look at the Hedges Ave home.“He was looking at something else and when that wasn’t available, I suggested that he have a look at this one,” he said. The property is absolute beachfront.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa15 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days agoMr Velissariou said a nine-year working relationship with Mr Palmer meant he had a fair idea of what he liked in a property.“That property is probably one of the most admired on the Gold Coast beachfront strip,” he said.The deal knocks another Hedges Ave property out of the top spot on this year’s list of highest sales.The house at No. 103-105 set the record for 2018 when it changed hands for $11.6 million.Property records show Mr Palmer’s latest purchase was built in 2006 and sits on a 809sq m block with 20m of beach frontage.Mr Velissariou described the five-bedroom, seven-bathroom home in his listing as “meticulously designed” with “the highest quality materials and finishings”. Inside the stunning home on Millionaire’s Row.While it wasn’t officially on the market when Mr Palmer bought it, Mr Velissariou knew the owner would be interested in selling if they found a buyer willing to pay the right price. “I took the property to market a few years ago and it never achieved what we wanted it to achieve,” he said.He said there was an offer on it back then but it fell over so when Mr Palmer came looking for a special beachfront home, he knew this was the one.last_img read more

11 sachets of‘shabu’ seized

first_imgBACOLOD City – Eleven sachets of suspected shabu were seized in a buy-bust operation in Barangay Bubog, Talisay City, Negros Occidental.Resident Arvin Balindaan yielded the suspected illegal drugs, a police report showed. Balindaan was nabbed after he sold suspected shabu to an undercover cop around 8:10 p.m. on May 16, it added.The suspect was detained in the custodial facility of the Talisay City police station.center_img Charges for violation of Republic Act 9165, or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 will be filed against Balindaan./PNlast_img read more

Hanover ends entrance test requirement

first_imgHanover, In. — Hanover College in southern Indiana is the latest school to scrap the SAT ACT tests during the admission process. For the 2018-19 school year will be one of about 1,000 institutions nationwide that have adopted a “test optional” or “test flexible” policy. Hanover will be the ninth school in Indiana to adopt the policy.College administrators say the tests don’t give an accurate depiction of the effort and dedication demonstrated by students. Hanover College president Jon Riester says, “We do not see a strong correlation between standardized test scores and a student’s ability to persist in the class.”Statistics accumulated by Hanover College shows a strong correlation between household income and test performance. Riester says they wanted to take steps to make sure they offer admission to all students across the socioeconomic spectrum.Members of the College Board that administer the test say the test is a valid predictor of college outcomes, grade point average, retention and completion. The board asserts that high school grades are not an objective measure because they are subject to school demographics, teacher discretion and state or district standards.last_img read more

August 7, 2017 Police Blotter

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Kenneth James LaVelle

first_imgKenneth James LaVelle, 69, of Patriot, Indiana, passed away Saturday, February 24, 2018 in Cincinnati, Ohio.He was born June 10, 1948 in Batesville, IN, son of the late Vernon LaVelle and Dorothy LaVelle.He served his country as a member of the United States Navy during the Vietnam Era.Kenneth was a self employed siding contractor.Kenneth was a graduate of Patriot High School. He was a member of the Rising Sun American Legion and was a very patriotic veteran. He enjoyed gold mining and was a member of the American Gold Prospectors. Kenneth also loved farming, he had Registered Paint and Registered Appaloosa Horses as well as miniature donkeys. He also like hunting, even going Elk hunting in Montana. Time with his family was his greatest joy and he will be greatly missed.Surviving are wife, Lila LaVelle of Patriot, IN; step sons, James (Carrie) Hess of Johnstown, OH, Ray Hess of Patriot, IN, Brian (Lori) Lovins of Houston, TX; sisters, Anita LaVelle of Vevay, IN, Patricia Walton of FL; grandchildren, McKenzie, Madison, Chase, Lane, Samuel, Henry and Walter; great grandchildren, Josie Rose and Ryker Creed.He was preceded in death by his parents.Friends will be received Thursday, March 1, 2018, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm at Rullman Hunger Funeral Home, Aurora, Indiana.Services will be held at Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 1415 North Gate Road, at 2:00 pm with Pastor Tommy Beatley officiating.Interment will immediately follow services. Military graveside services will be conducted by members of local Veterans Service Organizations.Contributions may be made to the PAWS or Tri State Honor Flight. If unable to attend services, please call the funeral home office at (812) 926-1450 and we will notify the family of your donation with a card.Visit: www.rullmans.comlast_img read more

Deery Brothers Summer Series top 20 point standings

first_img1. Justin Kay, Wheatland, Iowa, 382; 2. Andy Eckrich, Oxford, Iowa, 370; 3. Jeff Aikey, Cedar Falls, Iowa, 347; 4. Ryan Dolan, Lisbon, Iowa, 329; 5. Joel Callahan, Dubuque, Iowa, 325; 6. Jason Rauen, Farley, Iowa, 299; 7. Brian Harris, Davenport, Iowa, 287; 8. Scott Fitzpatrick, Urbandale, Iowa, 285; 9. Tyler Bruening, Decorah, Iowa, 282; 10. Ray Guss Jr., Milan, Ill., 278; 11. Matt Ryan, Davenport, Iowa, 267; 12. Darrel DeFrance, Marshalltown, Iowa, 264; 13. Jeremy Grady, Story City, Iowa, 209; 14. Tommy Elston, Keokuk, Iowa, 200; 15. Nate Beuseling, Silvis, Ill., 189; 16. Rob Moss, Iowa City, Iowa, 181; 17. Colby Springsteen, Wapello, Iowa, 172; 18. Spencer Diercks, Davenport, Iowa, 164; 19. Denny Eckrich, Tiffin, Iowa, 161; 20. Jay Johnson, West Burlington, Iowa, 140.last_img read more

Guss rushes to IMCA Late Model win at Davenport

first_imgBy Mike McGuireDAVENPORT, Iowa (Aug. 21) – With the racing season winding down, the Davenport Speedway saw a pair of first-time local IMCA winners for 2015 Friday night.Ray Guss Jr. wasted no time in taking the win in the Petersen Plumbing & Heating IMCA Late Model feature. Guss started seventh and took the lead on lap four. Guss led the remainder of a 25-lap main that went green to checkered. The victory was his first at Davenport in more than two years.Andy Nezworski started ninth and finished second. Justin Kay came from 15th to third. Brunson Behning and Travis Denning rounded out the top five.Mitch Morris finally collected his first local feature win of the season in the Milan Heating &Air IMCA Modifieds. Morris used a lap four restart to take the lead and never looked back. Bob Dominacki had a strong run in second, while Matt Werner came from a seventh row start to finish third. Rich Smith and Bruce Hanford finished fourth and fifth respectively.It was victory number six for Tony Olson in the Hawkeye Auto IMCA Northern SportMod feature. Olson took the lead from Bryce Garnhart on lap six of the 15-lapper. Garnhart recorded another runner-up finish. Henry Carson took third, ahead of Aaron Hitt and David Norton.Friday, August 28 is season championship night at the Davenport Speedway. The top ten in the feature will be lined-up by points, provided they start their heat race. The point leader in each class will be offered the Back Row Challenge.last_img read more

Gradel enjoys Mourinho’s praise

first_img And the Ivory Coast forward, a £7million signing from St Etienne, says it is easier to play for the Premier League champions than a side like the Cherries. Gradel was used as an example by Mourinho to illustrate the talent in the Premier League and the competitive nature of the top flight, with the Blues boss saying the 27-year-old could play for him. “In England they give you opportunities. If I’m doing good and the club here are happy with what they gain, if everybody’s happy, we move on.” Gradel had offers from CSKA Moscow in Russia, Lille in France and Bournemouth’s fellow Premier League newcomers Watford, but opted for the south coast. He added: “A lot of people don’t understand my decision. They are probably thinking I should be playing for the top teams now. “I agree with them, but for me it’s important you go where you’ll be happy. When you’re happy in the club or the town, it’s easier to give your best every game. “Eddie Howe is a great person. I’ve known him for a long time and this club gave me the opportunity. “I was at Leicester but I never played first-team. This club gave me the chance to play first-team football. “This is where things started for me. I have something to give back to this club and my story with this club hasn’t finished yet.” “Yes, I think I can play for Chelsea, of course,” Gradel said at Bournemouth’s media conference on Thursday ahead of Saturday’s Premier League opener with Aston Villa at Dean Court. “It’s nice to know a big manager like Mourinho said something like this. “If he says that, that means that it’s true. He won’t say anything that he doesn’t mean. “With the squad they have, it’s easier to play in the Chelsea team. It’s easier to play with great players.” Gradel, who returned to Bournemouth after a loan spell in 2007/08, is determined to prove his value and believes he could end up at Stamford Bridge in future if he does perform well. “It’s a positive pressure. You work hard to get to this level,” he added. “I have to be happy and enjoy it, because I know how far I’ve come. It’s a big test for me to show people what I can do at this level. “In England you go where you deserve to go. When you’re good enough to go to Chelsea, you go to Chelsea. Bournemouth recruit Max Gradel is happy with Jose Mourinho’s suggestion he is good enough to play for Chelsea. Press Associationlast_img read more

Dance teacher who exposed teen to HIV pleads guilty to statutory rape

first_imgA dance teacher from Tennessee has plead guilty to statutory rape and exposing a teen to HIV after he had unprotected sex with the teen on several occasions and failed to inform the teen of his HIV positive status.John Conner III appeared in court earlier this week where he plead guilty to felony charges of criminal exposure to HIV, statutory rape by an authority figure, and solicitation of a minor.According to the report, Conner who was 26 at the time, engaged in a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old boy he met online in 2015. Despite being diagnosed with HIV in 2012, Conner failed to inform the teen of his sexual status and had unprotected sex with the teen on several occasions in his vehicle.The teen eventually joined Conner’s dance team, the Infamous Dancerettes, which were featured on the the Lifetime reality TV dance show “Bring It.”During the teen’s time on the dance team, he and Conner continued to send each other explicit photos, and speak about their sexual exploits.In August of 2016, the teen found out Conner’s sexual status and informed his parents of his relationship with the teacher and so they could take him to get tested.According to prosecutors, the teen tested positive for HIV.Officials say Conner has two similar cases pending.last_img read more

Syracuse fails to match Clemson goal in 1-0 loss on the road

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Clemson scored a goal in the 30th minute and never looked back.Clemson forward Gabby Byorth’s serve into the box off of a corner kick didn’t find her teammates, but Syracuse was unable to make a play on the ball. It was tracked down by Claire Wagner and her shot found the back of the net to give the Tigers the lead, and eventually the win.Syracuse (5-7-3, 2-4 Atlantic Coast) lost 1-0 to No. 24 Clemson (10-2-2, 3-2-1) on Sunday at Riggs Field in Clemson, South Carolina. SU freshman goalkeeper Courtney Brosnan tied her career high with 11 saves in the loss, including five within the first 25 minutes of play.Clemson applied the defensive pressure throughout the game, as SU was only able to get two shots off. The game marked the sixth time the team was shut out.Syracuse challenged often late, but was unable to capitalize on any chances.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textOrange forward Stephanie Skilton got behind the Clemson defense late in the second half, but was called offside, negating what would have been a great opportunity. In a game in which opportunities were scarce, the penalty proved costly.Clemson totaled 22 shots in the game, including 12 on goal.Three of the Orange’s four losses in ACC play have now been 1-0 losses. Syracuse’s next game is on Saturday at 5 p.m. against No. 14 Notre Dame (9-4-1, 4-2) at SU Soccer Stadium.Compiled by staff writer Liam Sullivan. Comments Published on October 12, 2014 at 9:25 pmlast_img read more