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Gold Coast: Indian millionaires and cashed-up expats are Jewel developer’s latest focus

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first_imgLucas Wilson (R) Jewel Sales and Marketing Director and Patrick Pancur Managing Director, Projects & Development of Sotheby’s International Realty pictured at the Jewel site. Photo: Steve HollandINDIAN millionaires are the latest target in an international sales push by the developers of the $1 billion dollar Jewel project in Surfers Paradise.China’s Dalian Wanda group, which is developing the Surfers Paradise project in a joint venture with Ridong Group, has moved its attention offshore in a bid to secure wealthy expat buyers.The developers engaged Sotheby’s International Realty to market the apartments overseas.Jewel sales and marketing director Lucas Wilson said Indian buyers were in their sights.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:41Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:41 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenClose Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.check out developments virtually!00:41 Related videos 00:41check out developments virtually!01:60Sneak peak inside Hawksburn Place Residences02:02Sneak peak: FV building03:05The Converted: Boot Factory01:30Dream Home: North Sydney00:45Dream Architecture: Mandalay House“We found that there are more millionaires in India per capita than anywhere else in the world,” he said.“What is really interesting is the buyers we have had are from Spain, France and Saudi Arabia but the forecasted interest is from India.”“China was touted as a heavy buyer market but we have only seen them snap up the more affordable units in tower one, and they have only had an 8 per cent buying impact. It is quite obvious they will use those apartments as investments.He said despite the overwhelming attention from overseas buyers it would be mostly Australians looking for a slice of paradise.“Out of the 511 units I would be very surprised if 65 per cent didn’t sell to the domestic Australian market,” Mr Wilson said.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North9 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day agoLucas Wilson (R) Jewel Sales and Marketing Director pictured at the Jewel site. Photo: Steve HollandSotheby’s Managing Director Patrick Pancur said the international sales pitch to sell the Jewel project into markets including New Zealand, India, Japan, Taiwan and the Middle East, came off the back of data-based research.“New Zealand is the first stop because of its neighbouring location and we have received a very high amount of interest from New Zealand owner occupiers,” he said.“The New Zealand economy is also doing well and these buyers won’t need FIRB approval, which adds to the interest we are getting from them.“There is such a huge shift in the market from downsizes and investors to owner occupiers and people who want to buy a luxury property to keep.The development is well into construction ahead of its expected completion in 2019.At the Corner Wharf St, and Old Burleigh Rd, Jewel’s three-tower project is slowly emerging from the sand with five cranes working on the site.Buyers will fork out $675,000 for one bedroom apartments and prices for two-bedroom apartments start from $1.434 million.last_img read more

This Main Beach penthouse is out of this world

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first_imgFour levels of luxury. Feast on the surrounds. More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North1 hour ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa21 hours agoCity, sunset and skyline.One is the master suite, described as a “soothing sanctuary where you can sleep with the windows open and be buffered from any noise”. The McDougalls bought the “sensational” property off the plan when the building was developed back in 2004, and their two sons were at university. “It has a home feel to it, because it’s spread over four levels we all had our private areas and could live like a family,” Mrs McDougall said. Continuing to the third floor, the final bedroom shares the layout with the private pool and spare alfresco setting. The kitchen features modern appliances and a ‘superb’ stone bench. The stunning views continue.Dr Ian McDougall is a prominent Gold Coast plastic surgeon — the former head of a burns unit specialises in reconstructive surgery, along with evolving cosmetic work. Mrs McDougall worked alongside him in the practice.The impressively proportioned penthouse is in good company, surrounded by a selection of other tightly-held boutique apartments.center_img 42/11 Peak Ave, Main Beach is on the market for $6.95 million.THE penthouse in one of Main Beach’s most exclusive buildings has hit the market.The luxurious residence occupies the top four levels of the Marquis on Main apartments.“It’s been a wonderful family home for us,” said vendor Peta McDougall.“The whole concept of the place was our idea of a home in the air, rather than a display piece.” Wake up to this ocean vista.It does have all the prestige of a showcase property — an array of terraces and balconies with 360-degree views over Main Beach, the city, ocean, Broadwater and southern most tip of the region encircle the palatial residence. The first floor houses two living spaces, a kitchen, entertaining area and balcony. The second level is where three of the four bedrooms are found, complete with private terraces and ensuites. The top floor is open plan.That’s where the private lift stops but a short stroll upstairs to the top floor opens to an open-plan space ideal for a home office or gym. “It’s quite unique in its own right, being a four-level penthouse,” Mrs McDougall said. “But it’s also really felt like a home.” The McDougalls are now preparing for what will most likely be their last Christmas there.The family has enjoyed being just 100m to the beach, soaking up the incredible vistas while being protected from prevailing winds and strolling down to the Tedder Ave dining and shopping precinct as well as the Southport Yacht Club. “We are sad to go but we have to be practical,” Mrs McDougall said.“We’re empty nesters, the family are all having their own families.”The couple also want to travel more after winding back their work.last_img read more

Real Madrid turn Bernabéu into warehouse for medical supplies

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first_imgReal Madrid have turned their Santiago Bernabéu stadium into a warehouse for medical supplies to help the spread of coronavirus. The development is outlined by a report in El Mundo, which highlights how the move will see a multitude of medical equipment stored at the club’s facilities to quicken the response time and convenience for health services in the Spanish capital. Read Also: Messi gifts €1m to hospitals to combat coronavirus There have been multiple examples of Spanish clubs helping in the fight against the virus. As outlined by El Mundo Deportivo, Spanish second division club Almeria have donated €1.2m in the battle against the spread of coronavirus. €700k of the donation will be divided up as follows: €300k will be spent on food for those most in need, €200k will go towards health workers, €100k will be spent on those who have lost their jobs and €100k towards volunteers who are helping combat the virus. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 “I have closed with their president Florentino Pérez a large donation in health matters.” Loading… center_img All this material will be delivered to the Spanish health authorities under the authority of the government, so that an optimal and efficient use of these resources to emergency health services can be made. Earlier this week, Los Blancos donated a significant amount of medical equipment to help the authorities save lives against the global pandemic that has brought the planet to a halt. “Thanks to @realmadrid for their very important contribution to face the coronavirus and help us save lives,” tweeted Isabel Díaz Ayuso – a Spanish politician who serves as the President of the Community of Madrid. Promoted Content6 Extreme Facts About HurricanesThese Are The Best Stargazing Locations You Can Find On EarthWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Which Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Only The Chosen Ones Can Appear On-Screen Even After Their DeathThe Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love WithBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s Hysterical10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty Penny6 Great Ancient Mysteries Of Chinalast_img read more

Ind. Gas Prices Above National Average

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first_imgWe’re paying more at the pump in Southeastern Indiana compared to the national average.According to Gasbuddy.com, the average cost of gas nationwide as of Wednesday afternoon is $3.66 a gallon.The average in the Hoosier State is $3.85, the 11th highest in the country.Locally gas prices range from just below the state average to upwards of $3.95 a gallon.Experts say the increase in gasoline costs is attributed to the crisis in the Middle East. Exxon Mobile reportedly carried out a major evacuation and BP moved 20 percent of its staff out of Iraq on Tuesday.The turbulence in the Middle East could lead to more of a hike in gas and food locally.last_img read more

Arteta: Arsenal were just lucky against West Ham

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first_img Promoted Content7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too MuchA Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This Day7 Mind-Boggling Facts About Black HolesTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The WorldFantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread Art7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market Value8 Shows You Didn’t Want To Watch At The End10 Most Praised Historical MoviesTop 10 Female Disney Villains You’ll Definitely Fall In Love With8 Shows That Went From “Funny” To “Why Am I Watching This”Which Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?The Highest Paid Football Players In The World Loading… “I think if you ask any manager in the Premier League if they are happy with everything [that] is going [on] with their team, it probably is no. “We had a super-mini pre-season and we’re still adapting some things. Some players are still not 100 percent fit either but it’s great to start winning, to have six points already and find ways to win.” Arsenal face Leicester City in the EFL Cup on Wednesday with their next Premier League game to come against reigning champions Liverpool on September 28. After scoring the winner against West Ham, Nketiah addressed a recent bust-up with Dani Ceballos, who provided the assist for his goal. read also:Arteta reveals why Aubameyang stayed back at Arsenal “We had a bit of a coming together. The reaction was there. We made up an got on with it. It was nice for him to make the assist. It’s all love now,” Nketiah told Sky Sports post-match. “It was a great pass across, good vision. I tried to stay onside. It was an easy finish from there. “I want to keep improving as a player. It’s a great feeling to come on and score. West Ham made it very difficult. They came out very strongly in the second half.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Mikel Arteta admitted Arsenal were lucky in a 2-1 win over West Ham but was pleased with his team’s belief on Saturday. After Michail Antonio cancelled out Alexandre Lacazette’s opener at Emirates Stadium, Eddie Nketiah came off the bench to score an 85th-minute winner for Arsenal. West Ham had 14 attempts at goal to Arsenal’s seven, although Bernd Leno was only forced into two saves. Arteta said Arsenal, who have won their opening two games, were fortunate in the London derby. “We were a little bit lucky in certain moments for sure,” the Arsenal manager told a news conference. “But as well, we find a way to win it and it’s the mentality I want that the team always believes that we can do it up until the last moment. Even if we have difficult games where we suffer, we make it difficult for ourselves in certain periods, but in the end it’s three points. “This is why we are here. As well, take some big notes because there are a lot of things to improve.” Arsenal are one of three teams to have grabbed six points from their opening two games in the Premier League so far. However, Arteta believes they are still some way off being genuine title contenders. “I think we are still very far away from where we want to be,” he said.last_img read more

Green picks up first Cotton Bowl IMCA Modified win

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first_imgBy J.M. HallasPAIGE, Texas (March 18) – Kevin Green took top honors in Saturday’s IMCA Modified main dedicat­ing his first Cotton Bowl win to Harvey Cox, a long-time supporter of the Green family rac­ing.Green got the lead coming off turn two, then went green to checkers using two different lines on each end to put some distance on Eric Tomlinson at the finish.“Mission accomplished,” exclaimed Green afterwards. “This was one mission I had this year, to get a Modified win here. We’ve run some here in the Modified and the SportMod, but never a full season. We even had a few SportMod wins, but this is our first Modified win.”“We lost Harvey Cox over the off season, but we’re still racing for him,” Green continued. “He’d done so much for us over the years with my dad. He’ll not be forgotten.”Mike Wagner was the Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center Southern SportMod winner while Ken Plon­sky capitalized on a late restart to top the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car feature.last_img read more

Reid questions Pearson public feud

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first_img Press Association “I think you must have been either ‘head in the clouds’ or away on holiday or reporting on a different team because if you don’t know the answer to that question your question is absolutely unbelievable, the fact you do not understand where I am coming from. “If you don’t know the answer to that question then I think you are an ostrich. Your head must be in the sand. Is your head in the sand? Are you flexible enough to get your head in the sand? My suspicion would be no.” Pearson apologised at his team’s pre-match press conference on Thursday – although shortly after he got into another verbal joust with a different journalist. Former Sunderland boss Reid told BBC Radio 5 Live: “I know Nigel as well as anybody – he’s such an amiable character and a good chap. Whether it’s pressure I don’t know – but he certainly didn’t come across great. “I’ve given it to plenty of reporters face to face and they’ve given me it back – and I think that’s healthy. “But I like to do it personally. When it’s personal, face to face, you get your point across much better.” West Ham manager Sam Allardyce has defended Pearson , who earlier in the season used expletives in a disagreement with a fan, put his hands around the throat of Everton midfielder James McArthur and ended another spat with a journalist with a series of unpleasantries. But Allardyce, speaking at his press conference ahead of West Ham’s game against Burnley on Saturday, leapt to the defence of his fellow manager and hit out at the furore created around this latest incident. He said: “When you are down there dealing with the pressures that come upon in terms of staying in the Premier League, I think it is a huge pressure for everybody to continue to work under that situation and come through it. “What surprises me is this condescending attitude about what should happen to Nigel that I have been hearing about this morning. People have been talking about bullying and stuff like that – what a load of rubbish. It’s an outburst. Simple as that, plain and simple. “But I listen to the world of the media and sometimes it really does baffle me what they come out with in terms of what he should or shouldn’t be doing.” QPR manager Chris Ramsey, whose side are also involved in the relegation battle, cited the pressure on managers scrapping at the foot of the division as the main catalyst for such issues. “Any manager would feel the pressure,” he said. “Most of the pressure isn’t about yourself, you want to do well for the fans and the owners and everyone who has put their effort and time into the club. “That’s where you feel the pressure from. It’s how you can keep everyone that surrounds the club in work, that’s how I see the pressure.” Newcastle head coach John Carver, who was at Wednesday night’s game and who takes his team to Leicester on Saturday, also had a great deal of sympathy for Pearson. When asked whether he understood the rant, Carver said: “Absolutely. He’s exactly the same as me. He wears his heart on his sleeve and I can understand he loses his temper with a journalist because it is sometimes frustrating. “They (Leicester) did extremely well against a top side and it’s a bit unfair, the criticism he got last night. He doesn’t deserve that. He’s done an excellent job. “Four games ago they weren’t in with a chance of staying up, and he’s deserves a lot of credit because they were dead and buried. He’s turned that around.” Pearson was branded a bully for a bizarre press conference in which he labelled a journalist “an ostrich”, following the Foxes’ 3-1 defeat to champions-elect Chelsea at the King Power Stadium on Wednesday night. Asked to elaborate on claims his players were receiving constant criticism this season, Pearson replied: “Have you been on holiday for six months? Have you been away for six months? Former Premier League boss Peter Reid has questioned Leicester boss Nigel Pearson for his decision to apologise to a journalist in public. last_img read more

Vero Beach Carjacking Suspect Who Committed Suicide Had 88 Felonies

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first_imgNewly released dashboard camera video shows a shoplifting suspect pointing a gun at an Indian River County Sheriff’s Office deputy just before he took his own life on Tuesday.The video shows the final moments of the encounter between the deputy and Ronnie Spradlin, who shot himself in the head, an autopsy revealed.The incident occurred just before 6 p.m. Tuesday outside the Walmart on the corner of State Road 60 and 58th Avenue.Sheriff Deryl Loar says deputies were called to a shoplifting complaint.When they arrived, the 43-year-old suspect pulled out a gun and shot at them, before trying to carjack a family that was visiting from out of town.A mother and father, whose two children were in the back seat, were injured while trying to escape and were taken to a hospital. Both are expected to recover.Spradlin then carjacked another person and drove away. However, he came to a dead end while being followed by a deputy.The suspect then pointed a gun at the deputy, who fired several shots through his windshield.Autopsy results later revealed that Spradlin shot himself in the right temple. He died at the scene.“The video will clearly show you that the coward takes his own life,” Loar says.Investigators determined the suspect was an 88-time felon who had been wanted for burglary in Virginia.The three deputies were not injured, but are on paid leave, which is standard procedure in such cases.last_img read more

Panelists debate the Arab uprisings in the Middle East

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first_imgStudents and faculty members gathered to talk about recent issues in the Middle East at a panel discussion titled “The Arab Uprisings: Crisis and Conflict in Egypt, Syria and Beyond” on Thursday afternoon at Doheny Memorial Library.Middle East crisis · Professor Sherman Jackson discussed the Arab riots in Egypt, Libya and Syria on Thursday at Doheny Library. – Ralf Cheung | Daily TrojanThe event, hosted by the Dornsife College of Arts, Letters and Sciences’ Middle East Studies Program, was composed of a panel of five professors: Sarah Gualtieri, an associate professor of history and American studies and ethnicity; Sherman Jackson, a professor of religion and American studies and ethnicity; Laurie Brand, a professor of international relations; Wayne Sandholtz, a professor of international relations and law; and Fayez Hammad, a political science lecturer.“It is important for students on our campus to know the ways in which our government and our society is involved in these crises, and we were also trying to provide information on issues that might have needed clarification for our students,” Gualtieri said.Many students believed the panelists successfully addressed several pressing issues in the region.“I thought it was a good overview of how the situation has developed, the militarization of the conflict in Syria and the challenges of the transition to democracy in Egypt and Libya,” said Natasha Pesaran, a doctoral student in the history of politics.The panel discussed the recent transition to more militarized and violent protests. According to the group, in 2011, when conflicts in the Middle East began to erupt, the movements were mainly nonviolent and not based on religion, but now that time has passed, the movements have changed drastically. The panelists also said that the media generally tends to show the public more gunfire.“I think it’s kind of our responsibility as educated citizens to take an interest in the things that are going on in the world and [where] American influence is still pretty strong,” Pesaran said.Many students were also glad that the professors serving as panelists gave them a context into which they could fit all the recent news they had heard from the area.“For me, it was actually really interesting to hear professors on campus theorize how to make sense of the past three years,” said Maytha Alhassen, a doctoral student in American studies and ethnicity.The professors each gave a 10 minute talk about what has been happening in the Middle East, with each professor focusing on a different part of the uprisings before opening up the panel for a question and answer session.“What was most interesting for me was looking at the different intersections of different fields and trying to understand everything that’s happening in the region, but I really liked that there were some precise focuses on countries and regions,” Alhassen said.Though the talk was centered on the Middle East in general, the professors tried to focus on the issues in Egypt, Syria and Libya since those tend to be the countries that students hear about the most.“I liked that Professor Gualtieri was also highlighting creative resistance and the grassroots organizing in the region,” Alhassen said. “That for me is where my passion stands — with the people on the ground, what they’re talking about and how they’re voicing their resistance.”The media often fails to mention the role of Syrian women in the upheavals, and in the past, these women have marched through the market as “brides of peace” according to Gualtieri.“I have family everywhere, and I’m very interested in the topic in general. I wanted to see how the university is engaging in this discussion about something that was happening thousands and thousands of miles away,” Alhassen said.The panelists also emphasized the importance of these issues for Americans.“The Arab uprisings are very important topics not only for the Arabs themselves but for a wider global audience. It is a very large, significant region in the world that is going through monumental revolutions,” Hammad said.Through participating in discussions such as these, the professors hope to raise awareness at USC about the problems in the Middle East.“The fact that students took a note about this presentation and were able to come and listen to this is reassuring that people are actually eager to know about this information,” Hammad said.Follow Alexandria on Twitter @alimar18last_img read more

HSO, SCIA host celebration of Diwali

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first_imgFestival of lights · Students listen to Bharathwaj Nandakumar lead the Pooja, a prayer, at a celebration of Diwali hosted by the Hindu Student Organization and Southern California Indo-Americans. – Mariya Dondonyan | Daily TrojanThe Hindu Student Organization and Southern California Indo-Americans hosted a celebration of Diwali on Tuesday in the Ronald Tutor Campus Center Ballroom.Within 10 minutes of the doors opening at 6:40 p.m., nearly half of the tables were filled with students, faculty and staff.Diwali, which means “festival of lights,” is a Hindu festival that celebrates the triumph of good over evil. The festival, celebrated in autumn, is one of the largest in India. Many people arrived in regular clothing; however, some arrived in traditional Indian garb.The program began with welcoming addresses by Varun Soni, dean of Religious Life, and Rev. Jim Burklo, associate dean of Religious Life.After the speeches, everyone took off their shoes and gathered around the altar as Bharathwaj Nandakumar led the Pooja, or prayer.Eena Singh, an academic advisor for the Marshall School of Business, then offered a reflection of what Diwali meant to her.“Diwali is more than just the festival of lights,” she said. “It signifies the will to have peace in the world, to strive for freedom and to maintain strength in your character because you have to believe that good will triumph over evil.”Performances then began as volunteers from SCIA and HSO ushered the guests to candle-lit tables to enjoy traditional Indian food. From Indian dance routines to music, performers demonstrated their talent and celebrated their culture.Students clapped their hands and sang along as the Alaap Group, composed of Yogesh Bhosale and Apoorva Mahabaleshwara, graduate students studying computer science, performed a medley of a traditional and Bollywood song.“We are really fortunate that we can represent Indian music here,” said Bhosale, a keyboardist. “It was my dream to perform music in the United States and USC.”Freshman Joel Sigal, an aerospace engineering student, attended the event with freshman business administration major Siri Balusu.Sigal said he especially enjoyed the second-to-last performance, covers of Bollywood songs.“They were very engaging with the audience,” Sigal said.The night ended in a performance by DJ Bhagyashree Pujar.According to Sowmy Krishnakumar, a graduate student studying computer science and a HSO member, the organization started planning their Diwali celebration a month ago, and formed their partnership with SCIA around December of last year.“It is our biggest event of the year so we had to plan a lot in advance,” he said.Krishnakumar said that Soni encouraged HSO to collaborate with SCIA for the event.“We thought, ‘Why make two separate Diwali celebrations when we could make a big Diwali event which could probably reach more people?’” he said.Through Diwali celebrations are an annual affair for Balusu, she said she really enjoyed the festivities.“It’s been a long time since I’ve been completely immersed in Indian culture,” she said. “It was nice to retrace my roots and re-experience what really is a big part of my life through not just the food, but the performances and the overall vibe as well.”Though Diwali is observed mainly by Hindus, Chaitanya Amin, a graduate student studying electrical engineering and HSO’s director of public relations, believes the celebration applies to a universal audience.“Everyone always stands for good,” he said. “Everyone already stands for knowledge. Everyone stands for light. It is always appropriate, no matter what your beliefs are, because Diwali stands for good.”Burklo echoed that sentiment during his speech.“As I look out in the room now, I see a lot of light,” he said. “And so, tonight, celebrate this light which the divine has put in each of our souls, the light that shines out of our actions of compassion and kindness, interfaith harmony and understanding.”This article previously identified Bharathwaj Nandakumar as Bhaidway Nandakumar. The article also stated that the event ended with SCIA’s “Bollywood Jukebox.” The event ended with a performance by DJ Bhagyashree Pujar. The Daily Trojan regrets the errors.last_img read more