18 Jan

Jamestown Hotel Celebrates One Year Anniversary With Cookie Cutting

first_imgJAMESTOWN – A Downtown Jamestown hotel is celebrating its one-year anniversary.The DoubleTree by Hilton, at 150 W. 4th St., first opened on Feb. 28, 2019.General Manager Brandon Odell joined his staff for a ‘cookie cutting’ in the hotel’s lobby Friday morning.Odell says when visitors walk through the door, they are amazed at how newly remodeled architecture of the establishment fits in with Jamestown’s historic look. “They look at the historical aspects of Downtown Jamestown and they look around, see the bricks, and they come in and are like ‘wow, it’s a beautiful hotel,’ and you get the industrial chic design that we have here,” explained Odell.The 100,000-square foot hotel features 147 rooms, a pool, nearby parking, ball room, and many other amenities, including a full-service restaurant.The business employs around 70 people, but Odell says they generally hire more help during the summer. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) Image by Justin Gould/WNYNewsNow.last_img read more

1 Jan

PETA presents Price Chopper with a Compassionate Action Award

first_imgPETA is presenting Price Chopper CEO Neil Golub with a Compassionate Action Award for pulling the supermarket chain’s funding for the Nerger Lion and Tiger Show’s appearance at the Champlain Valley Fair. Golub pulled the company’s sponsorship after receiving complaints from Burlington residents who pointed out that the show is exploitive and inhumane. Golub claims that fair officials misled him about what Price Chopper would be sponsoring and that Price Chopper would never voluntarily support any form of animal abuse.”By refusing to sponsor the Nerger Lion and Tiger Show, Price Chopper is sending fair officials and attendees a strong message that big cats shouldn’t be subjected to unnatural environments, noisy crowds, and cruel training methods,” says PETA Director Debbie Leahy. “The lion and 12 tigers who are forced to perform at the fair are owned by the Hawthorn Corp., which the U.S. Department of Agriculture has repeatedly cited for failing to follow the minimal guidelines set by the Animal Welfare Act.”Hawthorn, which employs Juergen and Judit Nerger, the trainers who run the Nerger Lion and Tiger Show, has been cited for failure to maintain sufficient distance and/or barriers between animals and the general viewing public, failure to provide veterinary care to a lion who had three lesions, and failure to provide adequate veterinary care to three tigers who had sores on the tops of their heads and near their eyes. Hawthorn has also given animals to exhibitors such as L&L Exotics, which has a lengthy history of poor animal care. (L&L eventually had its license revoked.)Source: PETA.org.last_img read more

31 Dec

Developers look to bury transmission line to get wind power from Iowa to Illinois

first_imgDevelopers look to bury transmission line to get wind power from Iowa to Illinois FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Associated Press:The company behind a proposed underground transmission line that would carry electricity generated mostly by wind turbines in Iowa to the Chicago area said Monday that the $2.5 billion project could be operational in 2024 if regulators approve it.Direct Connect Development Co. said it has lined up three major investors to back the project. It plans to bury the transmission line in land that runs along existing Canadian Pacific railroad tracks, hopefully reducing the disruption to landowners. It’s not unusual for pipelines or fiber optic lines to be buried along railroad tracks in the land the railroad controls.CEO Trey Ward said he “believes that the SOO Green project will set the standard regarding how transmission lines are developed and constructed in the U.S.”A similar proposal from a different company for an overhead transmission line was withdrawn in 2016 after landowners raised concerns. That $2 billion Rock Island Clean Line was supposed to run from northwest Iowa into Illinois.The new proposed line, which was first announced in 2017, would run from Mason City, Iowa, to Plano, Ill. The investors announced Monday were Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners, Jingoli Power and Siemens Financial Services.The underground line would also connect two different regional power operating grids, which would allow the transfer of renewable energy back and forth between customers and producers in the two regions.More: Proposed underground power line could bring Iowa wind turbine electricity to Chicagolast_img read more

30 Dec

Southerners Love Wilderness

first_imgIn 2019, the Forest Service will decide how much new wilderness to recommend in the 1.1-million acre Pisgah-Nantahala National Forest. The UGA study demonstrates strong public support across party lines and backgrounds for more wilderness in the Pisgah-Nantahala and other national forests in our region.   In addition, the study asked Southerners why they valued wilderness areas. Protecting water and air quality, safeguarding wildlife and rare species habitat, providing scenic beauty, and preserving areas for future generations were the most important benefits of wilderness. Hiking was the most common use of wilderness areas (84%), followed by photography, swimming, and camping.  Wilderness designation is a tool for permanent protection of the South’s wildest places, but how do Southerners feel about wilderness areas? With population swelling in the South, should wilderness areas be opened to resource extraction, or are wilderness areas more vital than ever?    Of the participants who had actually visited wilderness areas, an overwhelming majority wanted more areas to be protected (88.4%) and wanted areas that were closer to them (83.4%).  #1. Southern Nantahala  #3. Linville Gorge The findings were surprisingly clear: 89 percent supported the preservation of wilderness areas in their natural condition. Study Highlights #10. Ellicott Rock #8. Blood Mountain Support for wilderness was just about equal across the political spectrum. Conservatives supported the preservation of wilderness about as strongly as liberals and independents, which “demonstrates bipartisan support for the future of wilderness,” the study’s authors concluded. “Across racial groups, political persuasion, and state of residence, it was apparent that individuals were supportive of wilderness and…the need for expansion and creation of new wildernesses. These findings are a reminder of the high value that visitors to the Southern Appalachian mountains place on wilderness, especially when land managers are consdering whether to recommend permanent protection of deserving areas.”  #6. Brasstown #4. Big Laurel Branch UGA study reveals that 89 percent of visitors to public land support Wilderness The top-ten most visited wilderness areas in the Southern Appalachians #2. Shining Rock #5. Bald River Gorge A new study from the University of Georgia aimed to answer these questions. Southern Appalachia is home to nearly 50 wilderness areas—all within a few hours of many major cities. The University of Georgia study analyzed responses from 1,250 residents across the region who have visited public lands in the past five years. Over half of survey participants (52%) considered themselves conservative; 28 percent described themselves as liberal, and 21 percent were neither. Over one-third of participants were non-white.   61% of participants even said they’d write a letter to their local member of Congress to support the protection of wilderness.  The most constraining barriers to wilderness were “not enough time” and “outdoor pests such as mosquitoes, chiggers, and ticks.” Motorized traffic and mechanical timber operations were cited as the least compatible activities with the wilderness experience they were seeking.  89% of participants support the preservation of wilderness areas so they will always exist in their natural condition. #9. Big Frog The study also found that, among those who had visited wilderness, 88 percent supported more wilderness areas; and 81 percent supported protected areas where natural systems can function unimpaired.  Nearly 90% of participants said it was important just knowing that wilderness and primitive areas exist  and “that future generations will have wilderness areas.” #7. Cohutta  The biggest motivator for visiting wilderness was to experience nature (92.8%). last_img read more

19 Dec

FSU Law Review focuses on 2000 presidential election

first_imgFSU Law Review focuses on 2000 presidential election July 15, 2002 Regular News FSU Law Review focuses on 2000 presidential election A recent issue of the Florida State University Law Review is becoming a valuable resource for scholars who study the 2000 presidential election, according to Jason Kellogg, the journal’s editor-in-chief. The issue (Vol. 29, No. 2), which may prove to be one of the journal’s most popular, features papers that were presented by the country’s most respected election and constitutional law experts at a March 2001 College of Law symposium on the 2000 presidential election.“I think that, over time, the issue will serve as an historical document,” Kellogg said. “It describes the events of Bush versus Gore and features the legal analyses of some of the nation’s leading constitutional and election law experts. Many academics, practitioners, and journalists already have requested copies of the issue, which I believe provides some evidence of its importance.”In addition to the scholars’ papers, one of which was written by FSU law Professor Steve Gey, the Review includes an introduction by former Florida Gov. Reubin Askew, who attended the symposium, and a response to one of the papers by federal judge and renowned legal scholar Richard Posner.The FSU Law Review is posted on the school’s Web site, www.law.fsu.edu/journals/lawreview/index.php.Hard copies, available from the Law Review office, can be obtained by calling (850) 644-2046.last_img read more

19 Dec

Proposed Bar board actions

first_img Proposed Bar board actions November 15, 2002 Regular News Proposed Bar board actionscenter_img Pursuant to Standing Board Policy 1.60, the Board of Governors of The Florida Bar hereby publishes notice of intent to consider or take final action at its December 13-15, meeting on the following items. These matters are additionally governed by Rule 1-12.1, Rules Regulating The Florida Bar, where applicable. Most amendments to the Rules Regulating The Florida Bar that are finally acted upon by the board must still be formally presented to the Supreme Court of Florida, with further notice and opportunity to be heard, before they are officially approved and become effective. To receive a full copy of the text of any of these proposed amendments call (850) 561-5600, ext. 6802 — please reference any requested proposal by its title or item number and date of this publication. RULES REGULATING THE FLORIDA BAR Chapter 3 Rules of Discipline Subchapter 3-5 Types of Discipline 1. Rule 3-5.3 Diversion of Disciplinary Cases to Practice and Professionalism enhancement Programs Summary: Within subdivision (d), clarifies that diversion may not be offered in a disciplinary case pending at staff or grievance committee level; within subdivision (h), provides that the procedures relating to approval of conditional pleas shall apply to diversion at the trial level.Subchapter 3-6 Employment of Certain Attorneys or Former Attorneys 2. Rule 3-6.1 Generally Summary: Adds a prohibition against a lawyer, who is barred or suspended from practice, from being employed or supervised by another attorney who was previously supervised by that barred or suspended lawyer at the time of their discipline. Chapter 4 Rules of Professional Conduct Subchapter 4-1 Client-Lawyer Relationship 3. Rule 4-1.5 Fees for Legal Services Summary: Within title, subdivisions (a) & (b) and commentary relating to excessiveness versus reasonableness of fees, codifies that an attorney’s costs also must be reasonable; establishes criteria to determine reasonableness of costs; provides safe harbor for written cost disclosures; amends title, to read “Fees ‘and Costs’ for Legal Services”; also within subdivision (f) requires that the petitions and applications, along with the resulting order, only be served on The Florida Bar when the petition or application is denied.Subchapter 4-4 Transactions With Persons Other Than Clients 4. Rule 4-4.2 Communication With Person Represented by Counsel Summary: Within rule commentary, substitutes “permitted communications” for reference to “communications permitted by law”.Subchapter 4-7 Information About Legal Services 5. Rule 4-7.2 Communications Concerning a Lawyer’s Services Summary: Transfers language from former rule 4-7.3 to create a new subdivision (c)(11) within general regulations governing advertising content, which would specify that all required disclosures be clearly intelligible if spoken, or legible if written, and no smaller than one-quarter the size of the largest type size appearing elsewhere in the advertisement; revises remaining subsection numbers as necessary; adds conforming discussion within rule commentary. 6. Rule 4-7.3 Advertisements in the Public Print Media Summary: Removes selected passages from subdivision (b) and comment, to be transferred to rule 4-7.2, regarding the disclosure and appearance of required statements within lawyer advertisements; revises cross-reference to 4-7.2 as necessary. 7. Rule 4-7.4 Direct Contact With Prospective Clients Summary: Within subdivision (b)(2)(H), deletes the requirement that written communications be on letter-sized paper rather than legal-sized paper. 8. Rule 4-7.5 Advertisement in the Electronic Media Other Than Computer-Accessed Communications Summary: Revises cross-reference to rule 4-7.2 necessitated by proposed revision of that rule. 9. Rule 4-7.8 Exemptions From The Filing and Review Requirement Summary: Conforms rule to recent amendments elsewhere within advertising subchapter, to continue to allow exemptions from the requirements of filing and review for ads that contain only permissible content. 10. Rule 4-7.11 Lawyer Referral Services Summary: Adds requirements that a lawyer referral service: provide The Florida Bar with quarterly reports of persons authorized to act on behalf of the service; respond in writing within 15 days to official Bar inquiries; and use their actual or registered fictitious name in all public communications.Subchapter 4-8 Maintaining the Integrity of the Profession 11. Rule 4-8.4 Misconduct Summary: Within subdivision ( i ) and commentary, amends existing language prohibiting lawyer-client sexual conduct, to further recognize instances of sexual relations with “a representative of a client,” “including but not limited to a duly authorized constituent of” a corporate or other non-personal entity. 12. Rule 4-8.6 Authorized Business Entities Summary: Within subdivision (a), adds sole proprietorships and general partnerships to this listing of authorized business entities for the practice of law; deletes redundant references to professional limited liability companies and registered limited liability partnerships; within subdivision (e), would provide that a lawyer who is the sole shareholder or partner of an authorized business entity must sever all employment and financial interests with that entity during the term of any suspension imposed on that lawyer. Chapter 5 Rules Regulating Trust Accounts Subchapter 5-1 Generally 13. Rule 5-1.1 Trust Accounts Summary: Within subdivision (a)(1), clarifies that a lawyer may maintain funds belonging to the lawyer within a trust account in an amount no more than is reasonably sufficient to pay bank charges related to the account; deletes unnecessary cross-reference within subdivision (g)(2). 14. Rule 5-1.2 Trust Accounting Records and Procedures Summary: Within subdivision (b)(3), clarifies that trust account records that rely on copies of original bank checks must contain copies that include all endorsements; removes commentary, to be transferred verbatim to rule 5-1.1 with the exception of first paragraph. STANDING BOARD POLICIES 500 Series – Committees, Sections and Divisions 15. Standing Board Policy 5.10 Standing Committees Summary: Conforms name changes, additions, or deletions of various committees, and revises existing alphabetical listings as necessary. 700 Series – Legal Specialization and Education 16. Standing Board Policy 7.10 Adoption, Amendment or Repeal of Policies Related to LSE Summary: Deletes outdated reference to the Florida Designation Plan. BOARD OF LEGAL SPECIALIZATION AND EDUCATION (BLSE) POLICIES 400 Series – Florida Certification Plan 17. BLSE 4.03 Standard of Review Summary: Clarifies standard of review for area committees, and confirms that an appellant bears the burden of demonstrating by clear and convincing evidence from the record below that the decision at issue was the product of a BLSE procedural violation or of fraud, discrimination, or arbitrary or capricious action. 18. BLSE 4.09 Consideration of Appeal Summary: Within subdivision (b) deletes “supporting material filed by the petitioner” from the codified definition of “record”; within subdivision (c), deletes the restrictive bases for an appeals committee decision without oral argument; within subdivision (d) adds that tie votes of the appeals committee are considered favorable to the review panel decision, as well as the BLSE decision at issue. SECTION BYLAWS 19. Environmental and Land Use Law Section Bylaws Summary: Within Articles IV (Executive Council) & V (Terms of Officers & Executive Council Members: Nomination & Election of Officers & Executive Council) revises pertinent provisions to allow all past chairs to be ex-officio voting members of the executive council; excepts past chairs (unless officers) from provisions that declare executive council offices vacant due to excessive absences from council meetings; excepts past chairs (unless officers) from provisions that specify a quorum for executive council meetings; excepts past chairs (unless officers) from provisions that specify the formal nomination and election of executive council members. 20. Workers Compensation Section Bylaws Summary: Within Articles III (Officers), V (Nomination & Election of Officers & Executive Council) & VI (Meetings) revises the terms of section officers to end upon conclusion of the annual meeting of the executive council rather than the Annual Meeting of The Florida Bar; adjusts the formal nomination and election procedures for section officers, to reflect revised terms of office; deletes bylaw requirement that section meet at the Annual Meeting of The Florida Bar, instead requiring an executive council meeting at the Midyear Meeting of The Florida Bar and an annual council meeting with the section in conjunction with the section’s annual educational conference; revises provisions that declare executive council offices vacant due to excessive absences from council meetings, to apply to 2 absences from any meeting in a year, and to require that absences be excused “at the time of the missed meeting.”last_img read more

19 Oct

Hard times for Boeing, long a symbol of American might

first_imgFaced with the calamitous fallout from the coronavirus on airline customers and the broader economy, Boeing found itself in an unfamiliar and uncomfortable position in March.The company, a longtime symbol of American industrial power, was unable to raise the funds to finance its business.Since that low point as the coronavirus health crisis was mushrooming into an economic crisis, private bond markets have improved considerably, enabling Boeing to fill its liquidity gap with US$25 billion in bonds issued last month.  But that bitter reality at the outset of the COVID-19 pandemic underscores how deeply the 103-year-old company has fallen, in no small part due to its own missteps.Boeing, which alone accounts for about one percent of US gross domestic product, has suffered numerous canceled orders for the 737 MAX, the jet that has been grounded for more than a year following two crashes that killed 346 people.Demand has also diminished the 787 “Dreamliner” amid the downturn in commercial air travel, adding to its woes.”Boeing has serious financial challenges,” said Stan Sorscher, a former Boeing engineer. “Air travel is down, aircraft are grounded, airline customers don’t need new airplanes, and capacity in the supplier network is questionable.” Boeing chief executive David Calhoun has insisted Boeing will weather the crisis though he acknowledged the company lost ground through its own actions.”There is no question that the MAX problems, the accidents, set us back and set us back for roughly two years,” Calhoun said earlier this month on Fox Business Network.Avoiding a bailoutEven throughout this rocky period, Boeing has continued to enjoy success in its defense business.But the company will need to show evidence of a genuine turnaround in its civil aviation division following the MAX crisis, which revealed problems with corporate culture that critics say showed the Boeing cut corners on safety to meet profit goals.Credit ratings agencies have punished the company, downgrading its debt to just above junk status.But Boeing’s clout in Washington has cushioned it from being seen as a likely candidate for bankruptcy, even during the current slump.The company’s supply chain consists of some 17,000 companies in the United States employing 2.5 million workers.Early in the crisis, Boeing had sought $60 billion in federal support and won strong backing from key players in Washington, including US President Donald Trump, who said in April, “We can’t let anything happen to Boeing.”But Calhoun expressed misgivings about how support from the US Treasury would be structured and the conditions imposed. In addition to barring the company from paying dividends, the government could have demanded a stake in the company.Instead, Boeing benefited from a series of emergency steps by the Federal Reserve that boosted liquidity in the corporate debt market and opened the door to its $25 billion bond offering, the sixth largest in history.But issuing debt means Boeing will have to pay higher interest if its credit rating is downgraded further.MAX outlook hazyWith the latest infusion of funds, Boeing is “pretty sound financially,” according to a banking source who has advised Boeing. “Investors believe in this story longer term and are willing to lend to this company in the short term,” the source said. “There is some expectation that it might take time.”But Calhoun has cautioned it could take up to five years for the aviation industry to recover to its pre-coronavirus growth levels.Boeing plans to trim its production of the widebody 787 to 10 per month this year  from 14 at the start of 2020, and cut down to seven a month in 2022.Meanwhile, archrival Airbus stands as well positioned for the post-pandemic period because of its advantage in the narrow-body planes.As the airline market recovers, there likely will be stronger demand for smaller jets like the Airbus A320neo, which require less fuel and have fewer seats to fill.”Long-term, Boeing’s product line, in total, is inferior to Airbus. The 787 is strong, but demand is weak,” said Scott Hamilton, managing editor of Leeham News, which covers aviation.”The Boeing 777X is a good airplane but the market has passed it by,” he said adding that “The MAX family line is inferior to the A320neo family. Boeing doesn’t have a viable competitor to the A220.”The timeframe for the MAX’ return to service remains hazy. Airlines canceled 258 orders for the plane in March and April.Boeing has said it aims to win government approval for the MAX to return in mid-2020, but regulatory sources told AFP that there will be no test flight before June.Boeing plans to cut 10 percent of its staff, or about 16,000 jobs, to save money. It also could cut one of the 787 assembly plants, or move other engineering staff to cut costs, aviation sources said.Boeing is “cutting new program development spending and retreating from any signs of a new product launch,” said Richard Aboulafia, aviation expert at Teal Group, a research firm specializing in aviation and defense. “They just went an entire decade without launching a single all-new product, only the second decade that’s happened in company history. And there are no signs of anything happening in the decade ahead.”Topics :last_img read more

19 Oct

Lion Air Group temporarily suspends domestic flights amid confusion

first_imgLion Air Group will temporarily suspend all domestic flight operations for five days amid passenger confusion over the government’s mandated pre-flight documents.The group said on Wednesday that operations would be suspended between May 27 and 31 so the company could disseminate information about the new boarding requirements via its website and branch offices.“Many potential passengers were unable to continue their journey or fly and had to bear all the expenses, just because they were unaware or misinformed about requirements,” said Lion Air spokesman Danang Mandala Prihantoro in a statement.The airline also maintained that customers with flights slated for such dates may either request a refund or a reschedule. Lion Air Group had resumed operations on May 10 after the government relaxed a ban on all passenger flights. The relaxation was meant to allow certain people, such as officials, medical staff, businessmen, the critically ill and bereaved family members, to fly between cities.However, passengers need to provide certain documents prior to boarding a plane, in compliance with the circular letter No. 4/2020 issued by the COVID-19 task force.Generally, they are required to show their flight ticket, identity card, medical letter stating that they are coronavirus-free, as well as official letters of duty, among other documents.Danang said the air carrier would also use the five-day break to inspect the health of employees involved in previous flights.Last week, the Transportation Ministry suspended a flight operated by Lion Air Group full service subsidiary Batik Air on the Jakarta-Denpasar, Bali route as the airline was found to have violated the physical distancing policy in its operation.The flight in question was filled by more than half the aircraft capacity, which exceeded the maximum capacity allowed by the government regulation.Topics :last_img read more

19 Oct

Batik producers look to face masks to survive pandemic

first_img“We used to be able to make displays and provide batik-making classes at hotels and tourism destinations, but all of those establishments have been forced to limit their operations during the pandemic,” said Haryati.While in normal times Haryati’s business could bring in at least Rp 20 million (US$1,345) per month, in those three months, she made zero revenue.Haryati began to see a light at the end of the tunnel in May when she received orders for cloth masks from several government institutions as part of a program managed by the region’s COVID-19 task force.Read also: Most small businesses could shut down in six months due to COVID-19: UNIDO Editor’s note: This article is part of a public campaign by the COVID-19 task force (Satgas COVID-19) to raise people’s awareness about the pandemic.Topics : After being hit hard by the economic crisis in the first three months of the COVID-19 pandemic, batik crafters in many parts of Indonesia have begun to find their feet making and selling batik cloth masks.Haryati Suroso, owner of Batikque Batik in Sleman, Yogyakarta, told Kompas daily newspaper on Friday that her business had been shaken when the pandemic forced most tourism destinations and hotels in the province to temporarily shut down.During the early stages of the pandemic, she said, her business relied on the Upakarti Sleman Gallery to sell its products.center_img “At that time, we still had a lot of left-over cloth or cloth with mixed up colors, so we turned it into cloth face masks,” said Haryati, who began making batik in 2012.Since receiving the orders in May, she began to find a market by selling her products online. Today, Haryati can earn at least Rp 5 million a month.“We’re starting to recover in terms of selling batik clothes, but our revenue is still half what it was,” she added.Elsewhere, Lily Mariasari, a fashion designer and founder of Elemwe boutique, said that her business’ earnings dropped 70 percent at the beginning of the pandemic.Despite the difficulties of the time, she decided to continue supporting batik crafters in Jakarta to help them stay afloat.Twelve batik makers that Lily supports live in a low-cost apartment in Tambora, West Jakarta. She has been supporting them since October 2019. The crafters produce batik clothes with motifs inspired by Jakarta’s Betawi culture. Read also: Small businesses resort to online channels to survive pandemic“We’re lucky that these crafters can still create clothes, especially during the pandemic. They even managed to take part in the Karya Kreatif Indonesia [Indonesia’s Creative Creation] event held by Bank Indonesia,” said Lily.She added that the crafters were mothers and wives, who used to only produce 12 items per week. “But now they can create 20 batik items per week.”With the help of these women and other batik makers in Jakarta, Lily said her boutique could produce 5,000 batik cloth masks per day.“Around 70 percent of my orders are for cloth face masks, while the remaining are for batik clothes, outfits and accessories,” she added.Meanwhile, Agustina Giarawati, a batik cloth producer from Surakarta, Central Java, said her business lost about 80 percent of its earnings in the early days of the pandemic. In the first month of the pandemic, she was only able to sell 1,000 batik clothes – an amount that in normal times, she could sell in a week.However, several months later, her business began to rebound after receiving face mask orders for donations, a market that quickly grew.To produce the face masks, she uses stamped batik cloth.“My daily revenue is around Rp 500,000. The orders mostly come from Bali and Surakarta,” said Agustina. (nkn)last_img read more

6 Oct

Gold Coast records two top sales in Queensland

first_img14 Tawarri Crescent, Burleigh Heads.The concrete and timber panelling combination continues inside while high ceilings and luxury finishes complement the style.Sean Smith of Professionals Black & Young Burleigh Gold Coast Real Estate took the property to auction. 44 Sunshine Blvd, Broadbeach Waters was the biggest sale in Queensland this week.THE two biggest sales in Queensland this week were both on the Gold Coast, according to CoreLogic.The top sale was a five-bedroom Broadbeach Waters mansion that changed hands for $1.85 million. 14 Tawarri Crescent, Burleigh Heads sold under the hammer on the weekend for $1.7 million.The second highest sale in the state this week was a Burleigh Heads residence, which was featured on the cover of the Gold Coast Bulletin’s Real Estate magazine last month.The three-level ultra-modern house which has an industrial vibe throughout sold under the hammer on the weekend for $1.7 million. From the outside the house at 14 Tawarri Cres stands out with a mix of clean lines, timber and concrete. 14 Tawarri Crescent, Burleigh Heads.center_img 44 Sunshine Blvd, Broadbeach Waters. 44 Sunshine Blvd, Broadbeach Waters.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa20 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days agoDescribed as providing the “ultimate Gold Coast lifestyle”, the waterfront house at 44 Broadbeach Blvd features a pool, outdoor spa, two outdoor dining areas and rumpus room.Nick Jamieson of Belle Maison Realty handled the sale.last_img read more