A pair of prime Tugun infill sites are up for grabs

first_img5 Boyd St, Tugun.A CALL to developers has been made after two infill sites in Tugun hit the market. Global property developer Pacific International has changed its plans to build 38 luxury beach houses in Tugun, giving other developers the chance to develop the land. One of the sites, located at Admiral Cres, includes a 14,840sq m parcel surrounded by established homes and townhouses.According to Pacific International, the site has an approved development application for 38 beach houses. More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North8 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day agoThe second site at 5 Boyd St is a 2.616ha parcel with planning approval for a 560sq m home. Pacific International has engaged Ray White Commercial Gold Coast South’s Brad Duncalfe and commercial divestment specialist Corpacquire to market the two properties. “Lot 906 at Admiral Cres is an excellent site for a busy townhouse development or aged care facility, given its proximity to John Flynn hospital,” Mr Duncalfe said. “It’s the last large site available in the immediate area and is enhanced by incredible ocean views, easy access to the M1 and proximity to the beach and local amenities.” He said Lot 5 at Boyd St offered a private residence.“As one of only two properties on that side of the highway, it presents the ultimate exclusive home site with some of the Gold Coast’s best views and a private driveway.”last_img read more

June 8, 1989: When the Pirates blew a 10-0 lead, forcing announcer Jim Rooker to walk 327 miles

first_imgNot that he’d ever forget those nearly two weeks of walking, but he apparently took home a permanent souvenir.”I still have a left ankle that bothers me today because of that,” he told “Sports Talk.”That lesson again: Always think before you speak. Think before you speak, even in baseball, and even when something seems, well, unthinkable. Think before you speak, especially when you speak to hundreds of thousands of people for a living.Jim Rooker can tell you a fun story about that. It’s a lesson he learned on June 8, 1989 — the day the former Pirates broadcaster made a seemingly innocent (and safe) statement after the Buccos scored 10 runs in the top of the first against the Phillies in Philadelphia. “If we lose this game, I’ll walk back to Pittsburgh,” Rooker told partner John Sanders — and everyone listening on the radio.MORE: Watch ‘ChangeUp,’ a new MLB live whiparound show on DAZNWell, despite Rooker’s 13 years as a big league pitcher, plus another nine years as a broadcaster to that point, he apparently forgot that baseball has a weird, sick sense of humor. Especially when a team has lost six straight.Pirates players remembered, though.”I looked at the umpires and I said, ‘Yeah, we finally got a lead,'” the Pirates’ Bobby Bonilla recalled later that season. “They said, ‘You finally got a lead in one game.’ And I said, ‘Yeah, but, you know, it’s not over yet.'”Enter baseball’s twisted sense of humor. After the Pirates dropped 10 in the top of the first, the Phillies outscored them 15-1 the rest of the game. If you want more evidence of baseball’s sense of humor, the normally light-hitting Steve Jeltz, who didn’t even start the game and had two career homers at that point, belted two dingers that night — which ended up accounting for half his homers on the season.Jeltz’s first homer, a two-run shot, made it a 10-6 game. After Jeltz barreled that homer, the game itself seemed to be barreling toward an inevitable conclusion.”I could’ve told you then that there was a good chance we were going to lose that game,” then-Pirates manager Jim Leyland said later. “When you’re a manager, your gut usually tells you that something’s not right. It’s a freaky thing. You can usually feel it.”Well, Leyland’s gut was on point. From there, Jeltz hit his second homer, there were more hits, there was a run-scoring wild pitch and yada, yada, yada, the Phillies took the lead and eventually won 15-11. It was the Pirates’ seventh straight loss.Rather than brushing off his pledge to walk back to Pittsburgh as merely a throwaway line played for laughs, Rooker, 46 at the time, stayed true to his word, even making some public good out of it by turning the trek into a walk for charity. The event was dubbed “Rook’s Unintentional Walk,” with a sporting goods company donating hiking gear and four corporate sponsors underwriting the trip. Rooker and a friend took their first steps from Philadelphia on Oct. 5 and walked through the center field gate at Three Rivers Stadium in Pittsburgh at 12:52 p.m. on Oct. 17 — a walk of 327 miles. The pair averaged more than 24 miles a day, according to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.”I’m OK from the ankles up, but from the ankles down I feel like I’ve been stabbed with ice picks,” he told Sporting News after the walk.MORE: 10 single-season MLB feats we’ll never see againThere was good news, though: Rooker’s many steps ultimately raised around $100,000 for charity by some estimates, with money going to Children’s Hospitals of Pittsburgh and Bob Prince Charities. Still, it was an ordeal.”It’s something I would never do again,” he told SN later, “but the response of the people was absolutely tremendous.”Here’s a vintage MLB feature detailing the whole, silly affair.Years later, Rooker explained the thinking behind his “I’ll walk back to Pittsburgh proclamation.””In all the years I’ve been in baseball, I’ve never been on a team that’s been ahead by 10 runs and lost, or been behind by 10 runs and come back and win a game,” he told “Monday Night Sports Talk,” a Connecticut cable show, in 2013. “I didn’t say it thinking that it was going to be a challenge of any kind. I just thought it was a normal thing to say.”last_img read more

Trump, Biden to be in Iowa on same day in June

first_imgDES MOINES — President Trump and former Vice President Biden plan to be campaigning in Iowa on the same day next month.Iowa Republican Party officials confirm Trump is to speak at a private fundraiser for the state party on June 11th. The event will be held in West Des Moines.Politico reports Biden is planning to be in Iowa on the same day, and will be here June 12th as well. Biden’s trip will come a couple of days AFTER the Iowa Democratic Party fundraiser in Cedar Rapids featuring 17 other candidates seeking the party’s 2020 presidential nomination.last_img read more