How Main Beach tower will impact Gold Coast property market

first_img SUBSCRIBE TO THE BULLETIN AND GET A FITBIT View of Surfers Paradise looking inland on the Gold Coast. REIQ Gold Coast zone chairman Andrew Henderson says there will always be a balance of highrises and low-density. Picture: Jerad Williams His comments come after Gold Coast City Council yesterday approved a 20-level tower at Main Beach.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa14 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days agoCouncillors were divided on the controversial proposal.Most backed the project, citing the state plan and need for higher-density development on the light rail route while others warned it would have a “knock on” effect for coastal suburbs south of the Glitter Strip.Mr Henderson said there was a need for high-density buildings, particularly along the light rail route as the population increased.However, he did not think it was necessary in some suburbs, including Mermaid Beach and Miami. NEVER MISS A MINUTE WITH THE GOLD COAST BULLETIN APP REIQ Gold Coast zone chairman Andrew Henderson says some pockets would remain low density.HIGHRISE towers will never stretch the Gold Coast’s entire beachfront, a leading real estate expert says.REIQ Gold Coast zone chairman Andrew Henderson said some pockets would remain low density to ensure the coastline was not transformed into a “canyon” of buildings.“(The council) wouldn’t want an alleyway of buildings all the same height,” he said.“I think they’ll keep some pockets (lowrise) residential.” “The Gold Coast is an area where people want to live and we’ve got to cater for that because we are growing,” he said.“From a real estate point of view, people want to live in good areas. The only way to achieve that is by going up.“I think there will always be a balance of highrises and low-density, otherwise it’ll be too much of one product.”Mr Henderson said a 20-storey building would look out of place in a low-density suburb like Tugun but there were already plenty at Main Beach.“Main Beach already has a high degree of highrises,” he said.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:58Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:58 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD576p576p360p360p216p216pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), 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.Close Modal DialogThis 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 Rate1xFullscreenWhy location is everything in real estate01:59last_img

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Nude jogging ‘same as a gang patch’ – judge

first_imgDominion Post 1 Dec 2012The right to go jogging in the nude has been upheld by the High Court. Andrew Lyall Pointon, 47, was wearing only a pair of shoes when he was spotted by a woman while running at 8.30am in a forest near Tauranga in August last year. The woman, who was walking her dog, was so offended and threatened by what she had seen that she vowed not to return to the Oropi Bike Park. She lodged a complaint with police and three days later Mr Pointon was arrested as he emerged naked from the forest after another run. He was charged with offensive behaviour and found guilty in Tauranga District Court last December. An appeal was thrown out in June, but a second appeal was yesterday upheld by Justice Paul Heath in the High Court at Tauranga. “If it was [offensive] then God wouldn’t have given us genitals,” Mr Pointon told The Dominion Post yesterday. “It is a win for all libertarians and a setback for all conservatives in the country.” However, Family First spokesman Bob McCoskrie said he was disappointed with Justice Heath’s decision, which showed “double standards”. “Is it OK for someone to streak through his courtroom? He’d be the first one to put them in the cells.”….Mr Pointon’s lawyer Michael Bott – a specialist in human rights and civil liberties – said he could not understand why women were able to ride naked down the main street of Tauranga during the Boobs on Bikes event without intervention and yet days later his client was arrested going about his business in a remote area: “It just appears inconsistent and grossly sexist.” If the original decision went unchallenged, it would have had a “chilling effect” on freedom of expression, he said. “Police should learn to become more tolerant and learn New Zealand is becoming increasing tolerant of a . . . variety of lifestyle choices and expressions.” Mr McCoskrie said there was a time and a place for nakedness and it was not in a public place. “It’s offensive to most of the population – that’s why most of us wear clothes.”http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/8021908/Nude-jogging-same-as-a-gang-patch-judgeUPDATE: We even got a mention in the UK newspapers!http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2242211/Man-wins-appeal-jog-naked-New-Zealand-If-offensive-God-wouldnt-given-genitals.htmlUPDATE 2: The judge has a history!Court quashes Auckland’s brothel lawNZ Herald 15 March 2012The High Court has quashed Auckland City Council’s brothels bylaw, saying it was too restrictive. A challenge from the owners of a brothel known as Club 574, which operated from an address in the leafy suburb of Epsom, brought about the decision, released today by Justice Paul Heath.http://www.nzherald.co.nz/epsom/news/article.cfm?l_id=335&objectid=10372755San Francisco lawmakers give final approval to law banning nudity in most public  placesRead more:  http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/12/04/san-francisco-lawmakers-give-final-approval-to-law-banning-nudity-in-most/last_img

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Where are Region 6’s 100 freed convicts? 15-day Duterte surrender ultimatum ends today

first_imgThe 44 convicts who surrenderedwere from Aklan (10), Antique (three), Capiz (six), Iloilo province (14),Negros Occidental (seven), Iloilo City (three), and Bacolod City (one). “If they put up a fight, they could bekilled. We also want to protect ourselves, ‘Yanang ibig sabihin ng ating Presidente na shoot to kill,” he said. “By tomorrow, these 100 freed convictswould be deemed fugitives. We will start hunting them,” said Pamuspusan. ILOILO City – Today is the last daythe 15-day surrender ultimatum issued by President Rodrigo Duterte to convictsfreed due to the Good Conduct Time Allowance (GCTA) Law. Of the 144 freed convicts from WesternVisayas, only 44 surfaced as of this writing yesterday. The President is offering a P1-millionreward for the arrest of all freed convicts who fail to surrender within his15-day surrender ultimatum period. Police Brigadier General RenePamuspusan, regional police director, said these 100 freed convicts have until5 p.m. today to yield. But it later clarified that five ofthe 149 were actually under parole and probation./PN Pamuspusan warned the 100 stillunaccounted freed convicts not to resist arrest. The GCTA Law has come under scrutinyafter the Department of Justice announced that convicted rapist-killer AntonioSanchez, former mayor of Calauan, Laguna, might be released from prison becauseof supposed good behavior. An alarmed President Duterte ordered those alreadyreleased to surrender for a review their time served in prison. The 100 remained unaccounted. ThePolice Regional Office 6 (PRO-6) created tracker teams to locate them. Last week the PRO-6 said a total of149 convicts from Western Visayas have been released by the Bureau ofCorrections since 2013 in line with the GCTA Law. Police Brigadier General Rene Pamuspusan. PN FILE last_img

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John Warren Thrasher

first_imgJohn Warren Thrasher, 61 of Dillsboro passed away Friday September 16, 2016 at his residence after a two year battle with cancer.  John was born Wednesday August 24, 1955 in Dayton, Ohio the son of Eugene Warren and Romona (Owen) Thrasher.  John enjoyed motorcycles, NASCAR,  fishing, and any kind of animals.John is survived by wife Debra Piazza, son Allen Piazza, grandson Gabriel Allen Piazza, mother Romona Thrasher, sisters Jeannine Clark, April Holm, Lisa Voiles, Janet Thrasher, Laura McIntosh, Andrea Rhodes Wilson, Audrey Snyder, and brother Anthony.Services will be at 7PM Wednesday September 21 at Sibbett-Moore Funeral Home with Pastor Tommy Beatley officiating.  Visitation will be 5-7PM Wednesday at the funeral home.  Memorials may be made to PAWS of Dearborn County.  Sibbett-Moore Funeral Home, Moores Hill entrusted with arrangements, 16717 Manchester Street, PO Box 156, 47032, (812)744-3280.  Go to www.sibbettmoore.com to leave an online condolence message.last_img

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Indiana GOP Convention Filing Deadline Passes

first_imgDelegates to the Indiana Republican Party convention will vote on these candidates to choose the party’s nominees for the November general election. Statewide– A total of five candidates have filed to seek the Republican nomination this year in races for Indiana lieutenant governor or attorney general. The deadline to file was Thursday at 5 pm. Lt. Governor:Suzanne CrouchAttorney General:Nate HarterCurtis HillTodd RokitaJohn Westercamplast_img

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Wenger hails Giroud impact

first_imgArsenal manager Arsene Wenger is in no doubt that Olivier Giroud brings “another dimension” to his side’s attacking options. He added: “He is a little bit less (like) the strikers we used to have until now, but he gives us another dimension with the physical challenges in the air. Olivier has good physical potential, has a good basic stamina and he can absorb the games. He can absorb the body to body (challenges) because he’s a strong guy. “He wants to do well, but is not the one who hides afterwards. He stands up for what he has done and I feel he deals quite well with that. “Giroud has scored 17 goals in all competitions, 11 in the championship, for a first season that is quite good. I think you will see more from him next season, and there is a lot more to come from him.” Arsenal will be out to record what would be a ninth win in the last 12 league games at Fulham, who were well beaten 3-0 by Chelsea in midweek. Wenger expects his team to return the same concentration levels they have over the past six weeks which have seen them re-ignite their European ambitions after what looked a fatal blow when losing at Tottenham on March 3. “We bounced back from a very, very difficult position but we still have a lot of work to do,” said Wenger, who revealed goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski was set for a spell on the sidelines with a cracked rib, so fellow Pole Wojciech Szczesny will get the chance to reclaim the number one jersey again. “We just want to keep that strong run going until the end of the campaign. After the Tottenham game, we had no room to drop points and that is where we are. We know for us it is what is needed to be successful.” The Gunners head to Fulham looking to jump back up into third place in the Barclays Premier League, with fellow Champions League contenders Chelsea and Tottenham not in action until Sunday. But for some more clinical finishing from Giroud, Arsenal could have seen off Everton’s resolute challenge in a goalless encounter on Tuesday night. Wenger, however, feels the France striker, 26, will only improve as he learns quickly from a first season in the English top flight after a £13million summer move from Montpellier. Wenger said: “Giroud gave a lot until now and for his first season he is doing extremely well because he has a fantastic attitude, he is a positive mind.” center_img Press Associationlast_img

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Arsenal v Borussia Dortmund

first_img Danny Welbeck was out with a knee injury and France forward Olivier Giroud – who scored on his return from a broken leg in the 2-1 Barclays Premier League defeat to Manchester United – was ineligible after not being included in Arsenal’s orginal European squad. Goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny had a hip injury so third-choice Emiliano Martinez played, while midfielder Jack Wilshere (ankle) was also sidelined along with England forward Theo Walcott (groin). Defender Laurent Koscielny was on the bench after recovering from an Achilles problem. Arsenal started with Yaya Sanogo in attack for Wednesday night’s Champions League Group D clash with leaders Borussia Dortmund at the Emirates Stadium. Dortmund – who held a “pre-warm-up” training session on the pitches at Regent’s Park earlier on Wednesday – are already through to the last 16 and in pole position to win the group. German international Marco Reus was missing through an ankle injury. Kevin Grosskreutz came into midfield, with Ciro Immobile and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang offering the attacking threat for the Germans, who are in the bottom three of the Bundesliga. center_img Press Associationlast_img

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Claudio Ranieri hails friendly Foxes as Vardy streak continues

first_img The 28-year-old’s 12th goal of the season saw him move to within one game of equalling Ruud van Nistelrooy’s run of scoring in 10 straight matches, set in 2003 while at Manchester United. Ranieri said: “They are all real friends, everybody understands the project. “It is a very strong group, a friendly group and there is a good spirit in the group. “When we get the penalty Riyad Mahrez gives Jamie the ball and says, ‘come on, score’. It was a lovely moment. “Jamie wanted to score. It is so good for him to be scoring goals. Van Nistelrooy was a truly fantastic striker and Jamie has everything to reach that quality.” The victory saw Leicester move level on points with Barclays Premier League leaders Manchester City ahead of their game at Aston Vila on Sunday, but Ranieri refused to get carried away. “We are very calm,” said the Italian. “For me now I just want to get to 40 points and then after we do that we will see where we can go and maybe make a different goal.” Watford goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes was at fault for both Leicester goals, allowing Ngolo Kante’s shot to slip through his hands for the opener and then bringing down Vardy for the penalty. Press Association Claudio Ranieri emphasised his pride at the spirit among his Leicester side after their 2-1 win over Watford. That spirit was t ypified by Riyad Mahrez, Leicester’s usual penalty taker, inviting his record-chasing team-mate Jamie Vardy to take a decisive spot-kick on Saturday. Vardy emphatically obliged, blasting his shot straight down the middle to score for the ninth successive Barclays Premier League fixture. Troy Deeney’s spot-kick got the Hornets back into the game with 15 minutes remaining, but there was no equaliser. The 34-year-old has been a model of consistency since joining the club from Tottenham almost 18 months ago, but he held his hands up and accepted blame for this defeat, taking to Twitter to apologise. He said: “Just want to apologise to the fans, the boys and the manager, I did let you down today, and I’m feeling really sad about that! Thanks for all you support, means a lot to me!” Asked how he supports Gomes after such mistakes, Watford manager Quique Sanchez Flores said: “More than ever. “He makes a mistake, but before he was making saves every single time. But that is football, you can not change it so we support him every time. “This is possible. It is football and during the play he is always focused and he is always concentrating and ,finally for us, it is an accident. “We have to accept in football sometimes there are accidents and in this case we are not expecting it, but finally we support and love this player.” last_img

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What to Know About the Trump Rally Taking Place in Orlando

first_imgDonald Trump will be in Orlando on Tuesday, June 18th where he will officially kick-off his re-election campaign.  Florida is the biggest swing state in the country and the key to winning Florida is winning central Florida. So, it’s no surprise that the President chose to kick-off his re-election campaign in Orlando.Other areas in Florida are either majority Democrat or highly Republican but Central Florida tends to be independent. Both U.S. senators are Republican but when it comes to presidential elections, Florida’s voters tend to sway back and forth. In 2016, Trump took the state but in 2008 and 2012, Democrat Barack Obama won over the state of Florida. In 2000 and 2004, it was Republican George W. Bush.Anyone interested in attending the rally in Orlando’s Amway Center can register for tickets.  According to Trump’s 2020 campaign National Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany, entry to Orlando’s rally is on a first-come, first-served basis.last_img

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Badgers fall to 9th in latest AP Poll

first_imgThe Wisconsin football team came away from Saturday’s game against The Citadel with a 45-31 victory, but it wasn’t enough to avoid dropping in the Associated Press poll for the second consecutive week. The latest poll, unveiled Sunday, has the Badgers ranked ninth, the lowest the team has been ranked all season. The Badgers remained seventh in the USA Today Coaches Poll.After climbing as high as tied for fifth after its opening-week defeat of Pac-10 foe Washington State, Wisconsin dropped to seventh last week following a much closer than expected 20-13 win over UNLV. Although the final tally was closer than the game actually was, defeating a Division I-AA team by only 14 points at home didn’t impress poll voters. For the first time this season, Wisconsin will be looking up in the rankings at Ohio State. On the strength of a 33-14 road victory over Washington, Ohio State jumped two spots to take over eighth in the latest poll. Rounding out a trio of Big Ten teams in the top 10, Penn State moved up from 12th to 10th. Wisconsin will face the top 10 cohorts on the road this season, traveling to University Park, Pa., to face Penn State Oct. 13 and Columbus, Ohio, to take on Ohio State Nov. 3.USC remained in control of the top spot after walloping home-standing Nebraska 49-31. The Trojans improved to 2-0 on the season and strengthened their grip on No. 1 by picking up six additional first-place votes. Louisiana State, Florida, Oklahoma and West Virginia round out the AP’s top five. Aside from the three top 10 teams, only two other Big Ten teams received votes for inclusion in the poll. Purdue (3-0) received six votes and Michigan State (3-0) received one vote. Reigning Division I-AA champion and early-season Cinderella Appalachian State garnered five votes in the AP poll.last_img

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