Tallest City tower tempts high-powered tenants

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Surprising number of people will tolerate streets with funny names

first_imgBonar Street in Morningside. Photo: Google MapsMs Mulholland said she had never encountered a buyer who rejected a home based on the street name, though when she worked on the south side of Brisbane many Asian buyers would avoid the number four and flock to the number eight. She said on the peninsula, the more serious buyers ignored the potentially funny side of certain names, while those with more of a sense of humour would have a giggle and move on. “People from outside of the area tend to pause before saying certain names or they’ll try to describe where it is near or refer to a building name,” she said. “But it doesn’t stop them inquiring about properties on those streets.” Even Google Maps thinks Bald Knob Road in Peachester is a little risqué.BRISBANE is home to some giggle-inducing street names but sellers need not worry with a new survey showing most homebuyers wouldn’t be turned off by an unappealing address. That’s good news for the residents of Bald Knob Rd, Gross Ave and Weenah St. The Finder.com.au poll found only 4 per cent of Queenslanders, and 16 per cent of Australians, would forego a home because of an embarrassing street name, while a quarter of those surveyed would avoid a dodgy suburb name. Woodcock Street in Scarborough. Photo: Google MapsWhen it comes to renters, 14 per cent would avoid a funny street name and 28 per cent would steer clear of suburbs with unappealing names. Ray White Redcliffe real estate agent Loren Mulholland is no stranger to tricky names with the Redcliffe peninsula home to such gems as Hornibrook Esplanade, Dix St, Woodcock St, Humpybong Esplanade and Silcock St. “I try to keep things professional but when you first hear some of the names, you do have a bit of a laugh,” she said. “I’ve been on the peninsula since 2009 so I’m a bit desensitised now and I think most locals are the same.“Phallic-related names get the most giggles — like Cox St and Woodcock St — and anything at number 69 gets a laugh.” center_img Humpybong Park in Redcliffe. Photo: Google MapsMore from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus22 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market22 hours agoThe Finder survey of 2010 Australians found street appeal was thing that turned off the most buyers (53 per cent), while only 5 per cent would avoid a home due to a street number.Bessie Hassan, Money Expert at finder.com.au, said while sellers couldn’t do much about a terrible street or suburb name, they could make sure the house looked good from the street.“If they are already uncertain about the street name, you don’t want to detract or put off potential buyers if they arrive to find overgrown garden or broken garage door,” she said. “Updating the front of the home and garden could make the property more enticing to many more buyers.” The southeast’s funniest street names Bald Knob Rd, PeachesterBonar St, MorningsideBottomley St, BrassallButland St, Bracken RidgeButt St, HarristownChubb St, One MileFanny St, AnnerleyGross Ave, HemmantHornibrook Esplanade, ClontarfHumpybong Esplanade, RedcliffeHiscock Rd, Woodhill Wanka Rd, Cecil Plains Weenah St, Bracken RidgeWoodcock St, ScarboroughWoodcock St, Paddington StWoollybutt St, New AucklandWoodswallow Ct, Greenbank,last_img read more

Update* Storms Prompt Change Of Venue, Time For “Frozen”

first_imgUpdate (10:55 a.m.)Due to the threat of showers and storms this evening the free showing of the movie “Frozen” has been changed to the Gibson Theatre beginning at 7 p.m.First Report (6:50 a.m.)BATESVILLE – A free showing of the family favorite movie “Frozen” will be held tonight at Liberty Park.The film starts at 7:30 p.m. inside the pavilion. The free movie event is presented by Batesville Parks and Recreation and the Gibson Theatre. Coolers and chairs are welcome and free popcorn will also be available.If you haven’t seen the film here is a plot summary featured on IMdB.com:Fearless optimist Anna teams up with Kristoff in an epic journey, encountering Everest-like conditions, and a hilarious snowman named Olaf in a race to find Anna’s sister Elsa, whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom in eternal winter.Park Superintendent Chris Bradford says a free movie event will also be held next month and the film will likely have a Halloween theme.last_img read more

Grube scores first PASS win of 2019

first_imgFortunately, he was able to relate those comments Friday from victory lane at Williams Grove Speedway.  Feature results – 1. Dave Grube; 2. Dylan Proctor; 3. Ken Duke; 4. Zach Newlin; 5. Devin Ad­ams; 6. Ryan Lynn; 7. Scott Lutz; 8. Jeff Geiges; 9. Kassidy Kreitz; 10. Scott Ellerman; 11. Jaremi Han­son; 12. Erin Statler; 13. Logan Diehl; 14. Steve Surniak; 15. Jake Frye; 16. John Walp; 17. Dom Melair; 18. Kenny Heffner; 19. George Riden; 20. Garrett Bard; 21. Drew Ritchey; 22. Doug Dodson; 23. Keith Prutzman; 24. Ben McCall. The York Haven driver last put his ride in the winner’s circle at BAPS Motor Speedway on Aug. 18, 2018.  MECHANICSBURG, Pa. (Sept. 13) – Dave Grube alluded to his tough 2019 season (“We tore up a bunch of cars this year”) and his father’s resolve that the team “finish the season strong.”  Grube made a fourth-lap pass to take the lead from rookie Garrett Bard, and held off challengers including another strong rookie Dylan Proctor and national IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car point leader Ken Duke to claim his first win in more than a year in the 20-lap Pennsylvania Sprint Se­ries feature. center_img Proctor matched his career-best finish while Duke drew the 12th starting position, charged to third and fell just a few laps short.  That finish gave Adams the Hoosier Tire Mid-Atlantic Hard Charger Award for advancing 11 posi­tions.  Defending PASS champion Zach Newlin came home fourth, followed by Devin Adams, who raced from 16th starting to claim fifth. last_img read more

The Latest: Tennis Integrity Unit ties case rise to virus

first_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The group charged with monitoring tennis gambling and punishing corruption found a near-doubling in the number of suspect matches in the first three months of 2020. That is an increase it ties to the coronavirus pandemic. The London-based Tennis Integrity Unit’s quarterly report says it received a total of 38 alerts from the regulated betting industry about matches on lower-level tours from the start of the year through March 22.That is up from 21 in the same period of 2019.The 38 match alerts in the year’s first quarter break down as six from the ATP Challenger Tour and 16 apiece from the men’s and women’s International Tennis Federation World Tennis Tours.The report concludes the jump indicates that entry levels of tennis “were deliberately targeted” as the sport moved toward suspension because of the outbreak of COVID-19.All pro tours are on hold until at least mid-July. World Athletics has also postponed the bidding processes for 2023 World Athletics Series events. They will now open in November 2020.___Formula One says it will furlough half of its staff until the end of May and senior executives will take pay cuts amid the coronavirus pandemic.F1 has postponed eight races so far this season and the Monaco Grand Prix has been canceled.F1 says senior leadership figures will take “voluntary pay cuts while still continuing to work and not in furlough.” ___The players and coach on Switzerland’s national soccer team have declined to take more than 1 million Swiss francs ($1.03 million) of payments that were due from their federation in 2020.The team was scheduled to play in the now-postponed European Championship in June and had two games in Qatar canceled last month because of the coronavirus pandemic.The shutdown of games has cost the Swiss soccer body millions of dollars.Federation chairman Dominique Blanc says it’s a “magnificent gesture” from the players. More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 Blanc tested positive for the virus three weeks ago.Team captain Stephan Lichtsteiner says “we wanted to set an example and show solidarity.”___The president of the International Paralympic Committee says the body has “cash-flow” problems because of the Olympic and Paralympic postponement until 2021.Andrew Parsons says about 5% of spending is being cut from the IPC’s budget. A 2018 financial report showed a budget of 24 million euros ($25.7 million). Parsons says the problem was due partly to broadcast rights holders who want to delay their payments until the product is delivered.Parsons says it’s not a question of “losing money” but rather some temporary belt tightening.He says “like all businesses we are tremendously affected by the COVID-19 crisis.”He says he is dealing with 150 contracts that are games-related but adds “we have no plans to let any staff go at the moment.”___ The Italian Olympic Committee says Donato Sabia has died. He was 56.CONI says he is the first Italian Olympian to die with the virus.Sabia finished fifth in the 800 at the 1984 Los Angeles Games and seventh at the 1988 Seoul Games. He also won the 800 at the 1984 European Indoor Championships.Sabia died in his hometown of Potenza in southern Italy shortly after his father also died from the virus.___ April 8, 2020 The track world championships in Eugene, Oregon, have been rescheduled for July 15-24, 2022.The event was pushed back a year because the Tokyo Olympics were delayed until 2021 amid the coronavirus pandemic.The track worlds were originally scheduled for Aug. 6-15, 2021.World Athletics president Sebastian Coe says 2022 will be a “bonanza for athletics fans around the world” with the Commonwealth Games beginning in Birmingham, England, only three days after the track worlds.The 2022 Commonwealth Games are scheduled for July 27-Aug. 7 and the multisport European Championship is currently slated for Aug. 11-21 in Munich. CEO Chase Carey will take a “much deeper” pay cut.The McLaren and Williams teams had already put some staff on furlough schemes. McLaren drivers Lando Norris and Carlos Sainz have also taken pay cuts.The season is currently scheduled to begin in France on June 28. F1 management has said it still hopes to hold between 15 and 18 races this year in place of the original 22.___A two-time Olympic finalist in the 800 meters has died after getting infected with the coronavirus. Associated Press The Latest: Tennis Integrity Unit ties case rise to viruslast_img read more