Former Nimbus Brewery building sold for more than $1.4M

first_imgCBRE has completed the sale of the former Nimbus Brewery and Restaurant building at 6464 E. Tanque Verde Road in Tucson. The property commanded a sale price of $1.415 million, or $168 per square foot.Pete Villaescusa and Jesse Peron with CBRE’s Tucson office negotiated on behalf of the seller, McMahon Properties, LLC of Tucson. Jim and Ryan Egan of Prime Commercial Real Estate represented the buyer, All Real Property, Inc. of Camp Verde, Arizona.“Any long time Tucson resident remembers when this building was Bobby McGee’s,” said CBRE’s Villaescusa. “The building is located in the heart of the old restaurant row area of Tucson, and it will provide a new restaurant operator with a great, well-known location.”The sale of the property was part of a bankruptcy sale and included restaurant equipment left in the building. Former-tenant Nimbus closed in 2013 after the brewery filed for Chapter 11. Landlord/property owner and local restaurateur Bob McMahon, owner of McMahon, Inc., then also filed for Chapter 11 in early 2014. In May of this year, the court converted it to Chapter 7 and ordered liquidation of all assets.Zoned C-2, which allows for a restaurant or bar operation, the property is located in the heart of Tucson’s restaurant district. The building is approximately 8,439 square feet and is situated on just over two acres of land. The new ownership team plans to market the property for new restaurant/bar uses.last_img read more

Memorial destroyed by vandals rises from the ashes

first_imgA group which had a stunning sculpture destroyed by vandals have had a new one erected thanks to a kind donation by a local businessmen.Earlier this year the sculpture which was erected by the Letterkenny Community Heritage Group at the Cathedral Square in 2014 was mindlessly damaged beyond repair by vandals.The sculpture was the work of local artist Redmond Herrity which L.C.H.G. commissioned for the project. As the original sculpture had cost the group a considerable amount of money, it could not afford to have the same piece made again.“We do many projects throughout the year and our annual funding simply could not cover replacing the memorial,” said Gabriel Flood of LCHG.On hearing of their predicament, local stonemason Tony McCaul offered to help at little or no cost to erect a new memorial to those who lost their lives in the Great War.L.C.H.G. say they are pleased to announce that the new memorial is now in place and would like to thank the McCaul family for their generosity. The memorial was unveiled last weekend and is now there for all to see.Memorial destroyed by vandals rises from the ashes was last modified: October 3rd, 2018 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donationheriatge groupletterkennymemorialThanksTony McCaulvandalslast_img read more

Instagram Has Made Me an iPhone Photo Addict

first_imgTags:#mobile#web Related Posts The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces I have a new favorite iPhone app. And I’m not alone. After only a week in the iPhone App Store, the photo-sharing app Instagram has won not just the adoration of many in the tech media, but has netted well over 100,000 users. And according to co-founder Kevin Systrom, Instagram is now counting new user sign-ups by the minute and counting photo uploads by the second.Instagram is a free app, a simple photo-sharing tool that allows you to snap pictures and easily post them to your Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, and Flickr accounts. You can follow others via Instagram’s social network, allowing you to view and comment on others’ photos. Instagram also includes 11 filters for your photos, turning the photos taken by the camera phone – photos that even under the steadiest of hands and keenest of eyes tend to be rather mediocre – from the mundane to the spectacular. The improvements to the camera on the iPhone 4 have spurred a lot of new photography apps. So Instagram has benefited from being, in the words of Systrom, in the “right place at the right time.” And I’d add to that, particularly with the crowded field, from having a simple but stellar product.Systrom says that Instagram aims to tackle three areas that other photo apps and sharing sites haven’t quite nailed: high quality photos, an easy sharing process, and speedy uploads. And while the first part certainly makes for eye-catching photography – Instagram’s filters seem to give the most banal shots a new depth and mood – the latter two shouldn’t be discounted. As Systrom noted in an interview today, the overwhelming response to the app has put some strain on the servers. And, he noted, during the brief times when the service has dropped and people have been unable to share, new registrations have gone done. Clearly, part of what’s attractive to users is that they can take photos, adjust them with the filters, and share them not just with other Instagram users but to other social networking sites – all within the app, and all within a matter of seconds.Instagram is a two-person team, Systrom and co-founder Mike Krieger, who pivoted to this app from Burbn, a location-based service, that raised $500,000 from Andreessen Horowitz and Baseline Ventures. Instagram is a great example of doing one thing simply and doing it well, and although Systrom says there are plans to improve the app, the emphasis for the time being is on maintaining the stability of the service, as the viral download rate and adoption of Instagram have not just exceeded the team’s initial expectations but server size as well.center_img What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement audrey watterslast_img read more

Wolves complete perfect homestand, beat Blazers

first_imgHotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Timberwolves: At Orlando on Tuesday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next TIP-INSTrail Blazers: Portland’s 10 points in the second quarter wasn’t the Blazers’ lowest output of the season — they scored only six against Toronto on Oct. 30. It was, however, the fewest points allows by Minnesota in any quarter at Target Center since Philadelphia scored nine in the second on Dec. 3, 2014. … The Blazers reserves outscored Minnesota’s 42-25.Timberwolves: It’s the third time in franchise history the Wolves have won five games on a homestand. … Jamal Crawford had 10 points off the bench. … There were plenty of purple Vikings jerseys in the crowd, which broke out into its loudest cheers of the first half when the final score of Minnesota’s last-second playoff victory was flashed on the scoreboard. The crowd also broke out into a few impromptu “Skol!” chants. .UP NEXT:Trail Blazers: Host Phoenix on Tuesday night.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games: PH still winless in netball after loss to Thais Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Do we want to be champions or GROs? – Sotto ‘We cannot afford to fail’ as SEA Games host – Duterte PH military to look into China’s possible security threat to power grid Collison, Oladipo lead balanced Pacers to rout of Phoenix BeautyMNL open its first mall pop-up packed with freebies, discounts, and other exclusivescenter_img Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ MOST READ Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games View comments Minnesota Timberwolves’ Karl-Anthony Towns, front left, and the Portland Trail Blazers’ Damian Lillard, front right, go after the ball during the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Tom Olmscheid)MINNEAPOLIS — Jimmy Butler scored 24 points, Jeff Teague added 22 and the Minnesota Timberwolves wrapped up a perfect homestand with a 120-103 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers on Sunday night.Karl-Anthony Towns had 20 points and 11 rebounds for his NBA-leading 37th double-double of the season. The Wolves had their first 5-0 homestand since 2001, winning each game by double figures against the likes of New Orleans, Cleveland, Oklahoma City and New York.ADVERTISEMENT ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims They led by as many as 26 against Portland to send the Trail Blazers to their third loss in a row.Damian Lillard scored 21 points, and C.J. McCollum and Pat Connaughton each had 18 for Portland. The Blazers had scored 110 points or more in seven straight game.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingThat streak was in jeopardy early thanks to the Blazers’ paltry 10-point second quarter and 18 total turnovers.Portland led by five early and ended the first quarter up 33-31. But the Blazers went cold in the second, shooting only 2 for 15 and scoring more points off six free throws in the quarter. The Wolves, meanwhile, put together a 14-0 run and steadily pulled away. LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

Taco Bell is Wrong for this Sign in Stillwater

first_imgHey, Taco Bell manager, you’re doing Bedlam week wrong.Props to you for showing school pride with a “Go Pokes!” on their sign, but 9-2? Are we referring to the drive-thru hours?If not, Mike Gundy would like a word.Taco Bell get your ? together. *10-1 pic.twitter.com/zkUmtnsLBP— The OG (@GentsOkstate) November 28, 2016 While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.last_img read more

The Best Recruiting Hits in the Mike Gundy Era

first_imgOgbah declared early for the NFL draft, and came off the board as the first pick in the second round of last years NFL draft. Already in one season, he seems to be the biggest bright spot for a struggling Browns franchise that has had difficulty finding any relative success in the past few years.1. Justin Blackmon — Wide Receiver — 2008Coming from small-town Ardmore in Oklahoma, Blackmon was ranked as the nation’s 80th prospect at his position, receiving offers from OSU, Colorado, Mizzou, and Northern Iowa.A three-star prospect, he finished with back-to-back Biletnikoff Awards as the nations best receiver, set the single season reception record at OSU and the total receiving yards in a single season record. Oh, and he was a top-5 NFL draft pick. Not bad for a three-star recruit. The former Tulsa Union pass-catcher transformed into a lethal wide receiver, finishing his career 9th all-time in total receiving yards and 8th in total touchdowns at OSU.6. Lane Taylor — Offensive guard — 2008More big men love! Taylor rightfully deserves it, too. He’s been underrated his entire career and at Oklahoma State started 47 games at the guard position. On some of the most productive rushing offenses OSU has ever produced.He was undrafted in the NFL, yet is a key piece of the Green Bay Packers who are playing in their divisional championship in the NFL.5. Ryan Simmons — Inside Linebacker — 2011Simmons wasn’t exactly a hidden gem. He was an Army All-American from a Texas powerhouse, and still pretty underrated nationally. That’s just an example of how crowded the Lone Star State is with talent.He started in every game for OSU in 2013 and 2014, and had his career end short with a knee injury. But 177 tackles, 3 sacks and 21.5 tackles for loss later, he may go down as one of the all-time inside linebackers to ever play for Mike Gundy.4. Justin Gilbert — Athlete — 2010As a high school athlete that played quarterback and cornerback, Gilbert found his role at Oklahoma State as one of the best lockdown corners to play at OSU. His speed allowed him to play off the ball and poach passes to go the other way, and he was one of the most explosive kick returners OSU has had in years.His NFL career has been pretty up-and-down after being picked by the Cleveland Browns at No. 6 overall. But coming out of high school as a three-star recruit, he’s made a bunch of money in the league and made a lasting impression in Stillwater.3. Clint Chelf — Quarterback — 2009Awwwh yeah, time to show Choo-Choo some well-deserved love. This guy may go down as the most underrated recruit ever. Even Gundy underrated him when he had him!It seems every year OSU had another option they went with at quarterback, and every year he seemed to be the most reliable option. Not bad for a guy who finished with his name all over the record books.6th all time in passing TD’s7th all time in passing yards10th all time in total offensive yards in a single season by a QB2. Emmanuel Ogbah — Defensive end — 2012This one’s a recent one, but still one of the more miraculous stories in the Gundy era. Ogbah was a three-star recruit from Bush, Texas, and chose OSU over several other options. While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.center_img Historically, Oklahoma State has almost always relied on underrated recruits. In the Mike Gundy era, it’s been almost exclusively undervalued high school players who have been given the nod to play at OSU. And there have been some good ones come through.Here are five of Mike Gundy’s most underrated recruits who had the most productive careers at Oklahoma State. This is not from a purely numbers standpoint, but also done subjectively based on impact on the field and how they are remembered off it.10. Kevin Peterson — Cornerback — 2012A one-time Oklahoma Sooners commit, Peterson flipped to Oklahoma State just a week before signing day in 2012. As a top-10 prospect in the state, he still only garnered two scholarship offers: OU and OSU.Peterson succeeded the shutdown corner spot Justin Gilbert left behind, and made his presence felt as a top lockdown player that drew the assignment of every teams opposing No. 1 wide receiver. He finished his career with 5 INT’s, 143 total tackles and a fumble recovery, and has bounced around with the Chicago Bears in the NFL after signing as a free agent this past season.9. Russell Okung — Offensive tackle — 2006C’mon now, this guy was a three-star prospect? Coming out of Richmond, Texas, he was a very slept on prospect who only held offers from six schools: LSU, OSU, Texas A&M, Nebraska, Iowa State and Arizona State.He ended his career at OSU with 47 consecutive starts, and was drafted No. 6 overall pick by the Seahawks in the NFL draft, and now plays for the Denver Broncos as the starting left tackle.8. Kendall Hunter — Running back — 2007Coming out of John Tyler, Texas, Hunter was a well-kept secret by Oklahoma State. Outside OSU, his biggest offer was Baylor or TCU — two schools who weren’t near the programs they are now.Hunter finished with two 1,000 yard seasons at OSU, more than 4,000 rushing yards on his career. He finished third in all-time rushing, one spot above this guy named Barry Sanders.7. Tracy Moore – Wide Receiver — 2009Out of high school, the 247sports composite rated him as a three-star. But 247sports themselves didn’t have him ranked at all. He got the “N/A” treatment.last_img read more

Poll Results: Fans Think Washington Will Beat Hill For Yardage

first_imgA lot is expected of the Oklahoma State offense this year, especially of its three headed monster of Mason Rudolph, James “Mr. President” Washington, and Justice “King of the” Hill.Barring injury, the only real question is who will end the season as the more productive player. When it comes to Washington and Hill, fans have spoken.Tuesday’s poll question: Who has more yards this year?— Pistols Firing (@pistolsguys) August 29, 2017AdChoices广告Washington beat out Hill by just 41 votes. What’s interesting though, is that the comments were dominated by those who voted for Hill.Troy: “It should be Hill if for no other reason he doesn’t have to share carries as much Washington will. From Gundy’s press conference I got the idea he wanted to play Hill about 80% of the time. There is no way Washington is going to get 80% of the passes.”Jake Woods: “Hill. Washington has too many people do divide catches with.”Gary Henderson @gencurby: “This looks an awful lot like OSU’s pass to rush ratio. 53% Washington to 47% Hill.”I think I agree with the comments more than the poll. Hill is going to average 18 carries a game, while I would expect Washington to average around seven catches a game. Washington will get his yards, but there are too many mouths to feed to target him over and over again, unless the Cowboys find themselves in a matchup situation where he’s just destroying his cover.Hill on the other hand, is the only proven back on the roster. He’s going to get his touches. I expect him to average 100+ yards a game by the end of the season and end the year with more yards. I’ll give the touchdown total to Washington, but Hill will get too many more touches than Washington to not out-gain him in yardage. While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.last_img read more

No Man Utd regrets for Spurs star Dier

first_imgEric Dier No Man Utd regrets for Dier as Spurs star states England skipper ambition Chris Burton 16:55 25/2/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Eric Dier Tottenham Getty Tottenham Hotspur Manchester United England Premier League World Cup The Tottenham midfielder snubbed the Red Devils when moving to the Premier League, while a new contract prevented a move in the summer of 2017 Eric Dier has no regrets at having chosen Tottenham over Manchester United, with there still plenty he can achieve in north London.As Premier League interest in him grew back in 2014, a man who emerged out of the academy system at Portuguese side Sporting had several options to consider.United were among those eager to do a deal, but a 20-year-old Dier opted to link up with a Spurs side prepared to put its faith in youth. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Williams case shows Solskjaer isn’t holding Man Utd’s youngsters back – he’s protecting them Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Having impressed in England, fresh terms were then signed in September 2016, with that deal contributing towards the Red Devils being knocked back again in the summer of 2017 – with Daniel Levy in a stronger position to fend off interest from Old Trafford.Dier has no issue with having missed out on a move, telling reporters: “I can only speak for my own case. I can’t speak for anyone else. What happened with me a year-and-a-half ago, it’s one case. Every case is different and I can only speak about my case.”There is a great spirit here, we get on very well on the field and off the field. I think there is fantastic chemistry. I think after the manager’s [Mauricio Pochettino] first season here, it started really in the second season. I felt like the manager had the team that he wanted and we could feel. It was a 50/50 call. “The manager has created that and the players have created it as well between themselves.“I think it helped a lot there were a lot of young players going through the same thing at the same time. Myself, Harry [Kane], Dele [Alli], Ben Davies, it was really the time that Danny Rose came through.“Lots of people grew together at the same time so we were all in a great place in our careers and everyone was enjoying themselves and that has carried on now. There are great friendships and everyone likes each other which is a good thing.“We are looking forward to next season together. Everyone is excited. Obviously, it is a massive step for the club to move into a new stadium. It is a huge project so it is a huge step for the club in the right direction.“I can’t speak for others, every player is different and every player has to look after themselves at the end of the day so I can’t say what each person wants.“All I can speak for is myself and I think there is a fantastic group here, fantastic manager, fantastic set-up, fantastic project with the new stadium so it is a very exciting time for the club. So I think everyone is looking forward to that.”Eric Dier EnglandFor Dier, before attention turns to 2018-19, there is the small matter of a World Cup with England to contend with.He is expected to be a key component of Gareth Southgate’s plans in Russia, with it possible that he could even be handed the captain’s armband ahead of Spurs colleague Kane.Dier, who skippered England during friendly dates with Germany and Brazil in November 2017, added: “I want to stay as captain. Of course. I would be stupid to say I didn’t want to be. I think everyone would put their hand up for it. “It is a case of who the manager Gareth Southgate wants to be his captain if he does want one – I have no idea if he does want a permanent captain or keep rotating it as he has. That is up to him.“The experience of doing it against Germany and Brazil was incredible especially being two huge nations we were playing against made it even more special.“It is definitely something I would like to get the chance to do again.”last_img read more

Aguero at his best for Guardiola in 2018

first_imgSergio Agüero Aguero at his best for Guardiola in 2018 Tom Webber 06:00 5/3/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Sergio Agüero Manchester City Guardiola Manchester City v Chelsea Chelsea Premier League The Man City striker may not have scored in either of his last two appearances, but his boss is delighted with his contribution The performances of Sergio Aguero in 2018 have been the best since Pep Guardiola arrived at Manchester City, according to the Spaniard.Aguero has scored 15 goals since the turn of the year but the wait for his 200th in City colours continued as he failed to find the net in the commanding 1-0 victory over Chelsea on Sunday.It was the second match in succession the Argentinian, who opened the scoring in the 3-0 Carabao Cup final victory over Arsenal last week, has failed to score, but Guardiola was pleased with his performance. Editors’ Picks Williams case shows Solskjaer isn’t holding Man Utd’s youngsters back – he’s protecting them Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp “Since we were together here with Sergio I think the last month, two months is the best Sergio I have seen,” he told a post-match news conference.”Not just scoring goals, but he doesn’t lose one ball. He makes a movement for runs in behind, he is the first guy to make a high press, to help that second line be more comfortable with the ball.”I am so pleased. OK, he didn’t score, it’s not a problem, he will score in the future, but he did really well.”City moved onto 78 points with nine Premier League games remaining, and prior to the match Chelsea boss Antonio Conte had tipped them to reach triple figures. However, that is not a target for Guardiola.”I never speak with the players about records. What really matters is being champions, I never spoke with the players about records,” he said.”Against Basel [in the Champions League] and Stoke City we will try to play the way we did today, like we did all season”Trying to play good, to win the game, but it’s not the main thing. Records are a consequence of what you have done.”You have to analyse what the opponent does and what you have to do to beat them.”last_img read more

The art of easy & the ugliest web site ever

first_imgMy three-year-old daughter wanted me to watch Scooby Doo with her this morning, which I did while reading the paper. And fortunately I was paying more attention to the paper than to the maddeningly redundant show (the Groundhog Day of cartoons), because I came across a series of articles in the Washington Post ballyhooing the five-year anniversary of the iPod. This article chronicled the conversion of a Mac skeptic to an iPod addict. The reason? The convert says: “My conversion to iPod is like a proverb: You can’t criticize something for being ‘too easy’… It’s not because I can’t figure out computers — it’s just easier.”The coverage also featured people frustrated by iTunes’ incompatibility issues and iPod’s reported lack of durability, but even the skeptics all grudgingly admired the simplicity of the iPod. No wonder it sells so well. The same could be said for Scooby Doo – the redundancy (and simplicity) is part of its decades-long appeal. I watched it when I was three, and so does my daughter many years later.Everyone cites iPod ad nauseum as the gold standard of easy, so my point here is about as original as a Scooby Doo plot. I’ll spare you another oft-cited example: Staples’ Easy Button. The point for do-gooders is we need to make it very easy for people to interact with us and take action. Are we in the iPod/Staples class of elegant simplicity for our supporters, or do they have to work to find our Donate Now button on our home page or expend a lot of mental energy to grasp the call to action in our year-end appeal?Make a pledge this week to make something about your marketing easier. Way easier. Not like this. Like this (only I’d make that “join” button bigger).last_img read more