This $4.3m apartment in Knightsbridge, London could be yours ... for just $13

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The elegant three-bedroom abode on London’s swanky Walton Street boasts all the trimmings of a classic West London apartment. (Your LADDR)
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The 1,063 square foot property is the first to be listed on the site. (Your LADDR)
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The apartment comes with high ceilings, sash windows and period features offset by modern fittings.
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The competition will run for nine months or until all tickets have been sold, with each ticket promising a 1 in 380,000 chance of winning. (Your LADDR)
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To make sure prospective residents fit in, the competition company is also throwing in a car worth up to £56,000, with coveted roadside parking beside the property. (Your LADDR)
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Londoners with just £10 ($13) to spare could see the Knightsbridge landmark from the terrace of a £3.2 million apartment that’s currently up for grabs in an extravagant prize draw. (Your LADDR)
Updated 14 December 2017
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This $4.3m apartment in Knightsbridge, London could be yours ... for just $13

LONDON: A view of Harrods is usually reserved for those at the top of the property ladder but Londoners with just £10 ($13) to spare could see the Knightsbridge landmark from the terrace of a £3.2 million apartment that’s currently up for grabs in an extravagant prize draw.
The elegant three-bedroom abode on London’s swanky Walton Street boasts all the trimmings of a classic West London apartment, with high ceilings, sash windows and period features offset by modern fittings.
Your LADDR, the newly launched competition website behind the property prize draw, is selling 380,000 tickets at £10 a piece, with a maximum of 150 tickets per person.
Founder 25-year-old Santa Agolli, an entrepreneur, explained her motives to The Evening Standard newspaper: “It is so hard to get on the London property market full stop, but for many people this kind of home is a dream. I want to empower someone to have this home which is right at the top end of the market. It is an amazing property, so I cannot wait to see who wins it.”

The 1,063 square foot property is the first to be listed on the site, which obliges entrants to participate in a skill-basked competition to distinguish it from a random lottery draw, which the law prohibits from being run for personal profit.
Aspiring Knightsbridge apartment owners will have to take on a “Spot The Ball” cricketing challenge, judged by a professional cricketer. Players must mark the precise center of the ball to win, and if more than one hit the right spot then a winner will be selected and others given a cash prize.
The competition, which opens today, will run for nine months or until all tickets have been sold, with each ticket promising a 1 in 380,000 chance of winning the millionaire-worthy pad in one of London’s most elite locales.
To make sure prospective residents fit in, the competition company is also throwing in a car worth up to £56,000, with coveted roadside parking beside the property.


Golden Globe Race seek to rescue injured Indian sailor

The Australian Joint Rescue Co-ordination Center is working hard to assess and coordinate all possible options to rescue Abhilas Tomy. (goldengloberace)
Updated 23 September 2018
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Golden Globe Race seek to rescue injured Indian sailor

  • The Australian Joint Rescue Co-ordination Center is working hard to assess and coordinate all possible options to rescue Abhilas Tomy

PARIS: The organizers of the round-the-world Golden Globe Race said Saturday they were scrambling to rescue missing Indian sailor Abhilash Tomy, but admitted he was “as far from help as you can possibly be.”
Tomy’s yacht Thuriya had its mast broken off when it was rolled in a storm on Friday and the yachtsman suffered what he called “a severe back injury.”
The organizers described him as “incapacitated on his bunk inside his boat” and his yacht is 2,000 miles (3,704 kilometers) off the coast of Perth, Western Australia.
On Saturday, he managed to send a message saying: “Extremely difficult to walk, Might need stretcher, can’t walk, thanks safe inside the boat... Sat phone down.”
The organizers said on the race website: “The Australian Joint Rescue Co-ordination Center is working hard to assess and coordinate all possible options to rescue Abhilas Tomy who is as far from help as you can possibly be.”
Tomy, a 39-year-old commander in the Indian navy, is able to communicate using a YB3 texting unit but his primary satellite phone is damaged.
He has a second satellite phone and a handheld VHF radio packed in an emergency bag, but organizers said he was unable to reach it for the moment.
The organizers said they had urged him to try to get to the bag because it could be crucial in making contact with a plane from Australia and an Indian air force plane which might be able to fly over the area.
Given the distance from land, the planes will not be able to spend long in the area, the organizers added.
A French fishing boat was also heading to the scene “but may not arrive for a few days.”
The Golden Globe Race involves a gruelling 30,000-mile solo circumnavigation of the globe in yachts similar to those used in the first race 50 years ago, with no modern technology allowed except the communication equipment.
Tomy’s own yacht is a replica of Robin Knox-Johnston’s Suhail, winner of the first Golden Globe Race.