6003/4-14 The Esplanade, Surfers Paradise sold for $2.4 million.Another Surfers Paradise rounded out the top three.The sub penthouse in Soul sold for $2.4 million through Savills Gold Coast agents Lisa Halpin and Christopher Jones.The 309sq m residence is on the 60th level and features multiple living and entertainment areas and expansive balconies. 52 Royal Albert Cres, Sovereign Island.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North10 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day agoRay White Sovereign Islands agent Edin Kara said a local buyer snapped up the property after it went to auction on Saturday.In second spot was a luxury apartment in Surfers Paradise that fetched $2.5 million.The three-bedroom residence is on the 11th floor of Platinum on the Beach. 13/1 Markwell Ave, Surfers Paradise changed hands for $2.5 million.THE Gold Coast’s top three sales this week fetched more than $2 million each.A castle-like mansion on the Sovereign Islands was the top sale at $2.6 million.Poised on an 815sq m block, the stunning five-bedroom, five-bathroom home at 52 Royal Albert Cres oozes luxury in its design. 13/1 Markwell Ave, Surfers Paradise sold for $2.5 million.It was snapped up by Gold Coast buyers looking for a top-of-the-range Glitter Strip apartment according to Harcourts Coastal agent Tolemy Stevens said.“The buyers were local and looking for a luxurious beachfront holiday home to use with friends and family with the long term view of living there permanently in the future,” Harcourts Coastal agent Tolemy Stevens said.
1 Dani Osvaldo in action for Italy Southampton outcast Dani Osvaldo is nearing a move to Boca Juniors.The forward is currently on a season-long loan at Inter Milan, but he has reportedly fallen out of favour after a bust-up with coach Roberto Mancini.Argentine side Boca have been alerted to the situation and, according to the club’s vice president Marcelo London a move is close.“The deal is very advanced,” London told La Oral Deportiva.“On Tuesday he’ll sign, and we’ll be able to say that he’s our player. Osvaldo is in perfect condition, and will be Boca’s eighth signing.“He’ll come on loan, with a clause that states if Boca play in the semi-final and final of the Copa Libertadores he can play those games.”
The heartbroken family of a young Donegal woman who was drowned in Australia have been told it could be two weeks before her body is flown back to Ireland.Devastated Jimmy and Margaret Morrow from Ballintra are still coming to terms with the loss of their eldest daughter Elaine.The 23 year old was drowned after going on a scuba-diving adventure with friends off Langford Island in the Whitsundays Islands in Queensland on Monday afternoon last. She was on the second day of a three day dive on board the boat Summertime, was with about a dozen other tourists.However she failed to resurface and her body was found a short time later on the floor of the eleven metre deep ocean.When she reached the surface, a number of people tried CPR but failed to revive her.The former Colaiste Colmcille, Ballyshannon pupil was then rushed to Haman Island Medical Centre where a nurse administered CPR but this also failed to revive Elaine. Department of Foreign Affairs officials have made contact with the dead woman’s family here in Donegal.Her mother and father Margaret and James (Jimmy) and her two younger sisters are said to be devastated by the accident.Last night local county councillor Phonsie Travers described the Morrows as “decent and hard-working people” who didn’t deserve what had happened to them.“I was over in the house earlier and there’s just a numbing silence. Nobody knows what to say to Jimmy and Margaret because there is little we can say. It’s just awful for them.“To see Elaine’s friends calling to her home and to see the hurt on their faces was just terrible. “The worst thing about it is that it will be a couple of weeks before everything is sorted and Elaine can be flown home again to where she belongs – with her family.“Our thoughts and prayers are with all the family at this time,” he said.It’s understood Elaine had been visiting the famous Whitsunday Islands as a tourist and had been part of a group who had chartered a boat.The islands are hugely popular as a tourist destination and attract thousands of diving enthusiasts every year. It’s believed Elaine had left Donegal for Australia in January and had been based in Sydney.Whitsunday water police are said to be investigating the incident.Sergeant Graeme Pettigrew of Whitsundays Water Police said initial investigations suggested the woman had become separated from the group while diving and then failed to resurface with the other divers.‘‘The person involved was on a resort – introductory – dive. She was not an experienced diver. She became lost from the group,’’ he said.Another police spokesman told donegaldaily “She failed to resurafce and was then found on the ocean floor a short time later.“She was brought back up and CPR was attempted but she could not be revived.”The boat was docked at Airlie Beach, where scenes of crime investigators have examined the vessel.The boat’s operator Whitsundays Sailing Adventures said its practices were to the highest safety standards.“All of our tours are operated to the highest safety standards. The operator involved carried out all emergency procedures including CPR, but unfortunately the young lady could not be revived,” the company said in a statement.“Whitsundays Sailing Adventures and the vessel operator are currently working with the appropriate authorities in regards to this incident.“Our condolences go out to the family and friends, and counselling support is being given to the other guests and crew of the vessel.”Police investigations are continuing.Mayor of Ballyshannon Brendan Travers said he was deeply saddened to hear of such a young death.“It’s always sad to hear of a person’s death but it is especially sad at such a young age and in such tragic circumstances. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family,” he said.HEARTBREAKING WAIT AHEAD FOR FAMILY OF DROWNED DONEGAL WOMAN was last modified: April 20th, 2011 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:AustraliaBallintradrowningElaine Morrowscuba diving
ST. LOUIS – Junior Lizzy Wendell (Blue Springs, Mo.) of the Drake University women’s basketball team won her fourth Missouri Valley Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Week award this season, the league announced Monday, Feb. 1.Wendell had impressive performances in Drake’s road wins at Bradley and Loyola this past weekend. She averaged 25.0 points, 5.0 rebounds, 4.5 assists and 2.0 steals while shooting 56-percent (19-of-34) from the floor and hitting 7-of-14 (50-percent) from three-point range.Friday at Bradley, Wendell scored a game-high 25 points on 10-of-18 shooting along with pulling down six rebounds, nabbing three steals and handing out three assists. Sunday at Loyola, she poured in another game-high 25 points, adding four boards, six assists, one block and one steal. Her 50 points in the two games puts her 11th all-time in program history in scoring with 1,621 career points.Wendell was named MVC Player of the Week each of the first three weeks of the season. She leads the MVC in scoring at 20.5 points per game, which ranks 22nd in the nation.Drake hosts Wichita State Friday night at 7 p.m. before welcoming Missouri State Sunday afternoon for a 2 p.m. contest.Print Friendly Version