20 Norseman Court, Paradise Waters sold for $2.2 million. 171 Monaco St, Broadbeach Waters sold for $4.6 million in the biggest sale on the Coast this week.THE top five property sales on the Gold Coast this week all fetched more than $2 million each.CoreLogic data reveals a luxury mansion in Broadbeach Waters was the highest sale on the Coast after it sold for $4.6 million.The triple block at 171 Monaco St has 90m water frontage.Bali huts, palm trees, waterfalls and a tropical garden give the resort-style look, while the expansive water frontage offers a view of the Surfers Paradise skyline. 171 Monaco St, Broadbeach Waters was the biggest sale on the Gold Coast this week.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 agoAmong its luxuries are floor-to-ceiling windows, ornate ceiling details and marble and granite floors. Isaac and Maria Genc of Genc & Co Bundall negotiated the sale.Two Sovereign Islands mansions came in second and third spots while a skyhome in Coolangatta rounded out the top four. 902/192 Marine Parade, Coolangatta sold for $2.38 million.The Coolangatta apartment at 902/192 Marine Pde changed hands for $2.38 million through Armstrong Real Estate principal John Rankin.A Paradise Waters mansion at 20 Norseman Court, Surfers Paradise came in fifth spot with a sale price of $2.2 million.Joseph Douglas realty agents Elie Fakhri and Paula Fakhri negotiated the sale. 17 King James Court, Sovereign Islands sold for $2.4 million.Professionals Vertullo Real Estate agents negotiated the sales of the Sovereign properties at 18 Brittanic Cres ($2.8 million) and 17 King James Court (2.4 million).The Brittanic Cres property is now on the rental market for $1800 per week.
As part of an effort to increase efficiency and effectiveness the Undergraduate Student Government is restructuring the way senators interact with student organizations.USG senators will now visit clubs and groups that have a similar theme, such as academic, community service, arts, political or sports.Senators are currently required to spend four hours visiting outside organizations each week, but the new system will create “continuity,” said Marissa Roy, the residential senator who headed the effort.“I think one problem in the past has been that we sometimes don’t have a lot of direction with what our job is,” Roy said. “We do have this wonderful opportunity to define our role in the school because of this flexibility, but there does need to be a little structure sometimes.”Previously, senators would visit clubs they felt were important, but did not have any specific assignments. Roy said she felt this often prevented senators from building very close relationships with constituents.“We’re trying to create more continuity and really build relationships with these clubs,” Roy said. “We want senators to become more known about in their chosen field. [By going to meetings with a certain theme group,] I really know what constituents face so I can speak for them in USG and be a better representative for them than if I just went to one meeting once a semester.”President of USC College Democrats Ximena Velazquez said that her organization had not had much contact with USG in the past, but that having a specific person assigned to contact her group could help them achieve their goals.“If we can have USG offering support that could really help us,” Velazquez said. “This definitely will be something to try, but until they reach out, we won’t really know if it’s useful or not.”The ultimate goal of the reorganization is also part of USG’s primary goal: to represent student interests and lobby for them in whatever way possible.“Student organizations are really the key to getting involved with the student body,” said Vinnie Prasad, USG speaker pro tempore. “With so many student organizations and so many students involved with them, it’s really the most effective way to get in touch.”Prasad also noted some organizations “slipped under the radar” in the past because senators weren’t always sure which groups were covered, but the new system will ensure all major clubs have direct and consistent contact with USG.“It’s not just getting our message out to them, but getting their message from that region into USG,” Prasad said. “For example, a senator working with service organizations can report back to philanthropy fund and say what the students involved in service organizations really need.”Prasad said senators have been really enthusiastic about the system.“We like the additional structure to make sure that we’re representing everyone,” Prasad said. “This senate has very high ambitions as far as being more connected with the student body.”Vice President Logan Lachman, who presides over all senate meetings and was a greek senator last year, said the change is a definite improvement.“This way we’re really able to focus on the bigger picture with each group,” Lachman said. “It’s a condensed version of what senators would be doing anyway, but it’s more efficient.”The new system was discussed during USG’s Tuesday senate meeting and will be implemented for the remainder of the current senator’s terms.“There’s a lot of challenges to how we represent the student body,” Prasad said. “There’s almost nothing our entire student body isn’t involved in. We really want to represent all the various segments of the student population and this will help us achieve that.”
Bayern Munich have agreed a deal to sign goalkeeper Pepe Reina from Liverpool, Sky Sport reports.The Spain international, who spent last season on loan at Napoli, will join the German champions as back-up for number-one keeper Manuel Neuer if he passes a medical.A statement on the Bayern website confirmed terms have been agreed with both Reina and Liverpool.And chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said, “The player will come to Munich in the next few days for a medical examination and to sign his contract.“He was eager to come to Bayern Munich. He wanted to embark on this adventure even though he knows that, in Manuel Neuer, he has a keeper in front of him who, if nothing changes, will always remain the number one.”Reina, who will turn 32 at the end of August, was a regular at Liverpool for eight seasons before Brendan Rodgers signed Belgium’s Simon Mignolet from Sunderland last summer.