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What’s in a name?

first_imgFacebook a housea houseby Noel [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up ANYONE who has ever wondered how the streets of Limerick got their names will have reason to thank the late Gerry Joyce, whose tell-all book gives the new and old names of the Treaty City’s streets as well as background information on their origins.The book, published by Limerick Corporation in 1995, was intended to provide developers with a source of inspiration when naming new estates and housing developments but it is also a mine of information on how the city’s streets and lanes came to be named.And the task wasn’t made any easier by the fact that almost 120 of the city’s streets and lanes underwent several changes in name over the years.Many are named after historic events, local features, national heroes, old Limerick families and dignitaries as well as the city fathers and historical personalities involved in the building of the city.The history behind some of the older street names may not be widely known and Gerry Joyce suggested that there are more than one story behind the naming of some of the streets.For instance, a number of suggestions have been put forward for the naming of Denmark Street, one being that it was named after the city’s Viking connections. Another is that a Dane owned the corner house known as Denmark House and so the street became known as Denmark Street.Dominick Street is an example of a street named as a thank you to a generous benefactor or for service to the community . The street is named after the Dominicans who in 1815 were granted a lease for their present property from the Earl of Limerick. Email via What’s in a name? (275) | Limerick Post Newswrite. Gardaí do not suspect foul play after woman’s body discovered in house Linkedin Twitter Print NewsCommunityWhat’s in a name?By Editor – April 18, 2013 1090 Advertisement Limerick landowners urged not to carry out illegal burning of land Previous articleRetired Limerick farmer dies in house blazeNext articleTwo national titles for OLL St Saviour’s Editor TAGScityfeaturedplacenamesstreets University of Limerick ‘likely’ to become location for COVID-19 ‘field hospital’ if hospitals become ‘overwhelmed’ No vaccines in Limerick yet RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April WhatsApp Shannondoc operating but only by appointmentlast_img read more

Bar none: The hottest places to raise a glass at home on the Gold Coast

first_imgThere’s no queues here! 23 Queen Guineveres Place, Sovereign Islands.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North1 hour ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa21 hours agoHaving a glitzy outdoor wine, wet or mini bar is the cherry on top of the Manhattan.“You can use it as part of the decor — it really can become quite a feature of the home,” she said.“Drink service is a vital part of any event, usually you just set up a trestle table or use the kitchen, it doesn’t facilitate a smooth running party.” Drinks with a water view. Picture Glenn Hampson.“We are originally from Adelaide and being up here, a lot of the lifestyle is outdoors, so we wanted to create a large, multipurpose area.”The cabana is complete with a bar, pizza oven, fire pit and television and serves up stunning water views while overlooking the pool.Mrs Panepinto described the stone-edged design as “industrial and classy.”The mother-of-three said the cabana and bar is a definite selling point of her newly-listed home.The Panepinto’s extensively renovated the residence over nine months to create a “luxury home, suitable for a family.”Gold Coast party planner Decinda Macdonald of Sugar and Spice Events said more people are choosing to party at home.“You save venue hire fees when you do it at home and you don’t have to work within a package. You can bring in whatever you want — and you can generally party as long as you want to,” Ms Macdonald said. Raising the bar doesn’t get much higher than this penthouse at 63/2890, Gold Coast Highway Melissa and Vince Panepinto enjoy a drink at home at Hope Island. The house has one of the hottest bars in new Gold Coast property listings. Picture Glenn Hampson.PARTY venues don’t come any more exclusive than this.Guests are being left shaken and stirred by the stunning bars which have become an eye-catching feature of high-end homes.At Hope Island, vendor Melissa Panepinto said the waterfront views at her residence were the best enjoyed with a lychee or espresso martini.That’s what the Panepinto’s most often concocted for their visitors from an envy-inducing home bar setting.“People always say the kitchen is the heart of the home, but I say my bar is,” Mrs Panepinto said. Pull up a customised chair at this bar at 1 Rokeby Crt, Nerang.center_img Cheers! This wine rack is both a feature and functional at 14 Westminster Court, Sovereign Islands.“We love even hiring a flair bartender or a local bartender to serve, it takes it from a service bar to being part of the entertainment.”Alex Phillis of Alex Phillis Luxury Real Estate, who is marketing the Hope Island property, said its bar is one of the best on the Gold Coast property market.“In potential buyers’ top must-haves, the bar is up there,” Mr Phillis said.“It’s a great place for family and friends to relax and entertain.”But the Gold Coast is not lacking when it comes to lavish properties with a wet bar to match. Whether it’s sipping a cocktail at a mosaic patterned bar in a Surfers Paradise penthouse, fetching the champagne from a glittering temperature-controlled wine cellar with an engraved nod to the fine wines of Bordeaux and Pauillac, or cracking a cold one at a motorsport-inspired wet bar, there’s something to suit every taste. Raise a glass to this luxe space at 12-14 Knightsbridge Parade West, Sovereign Islands. If you like pina coladas, this tropical-inspired bar at 139 Strawberry Rd, Bonogin is for you.Ms Macdonald said when it comes to designing or modifying a home bar permanently, a timeless or monotone style is best.Then you can add a garnish for special occasions.“For a New Year’s Eve party you might have some beautiful balloons, some high end Waterford Crystal glassware,” Ms Macdonald said.“You could go so far as creating a cocktail to suit the event. The options are all there — get creative.”last_img read more

Realme 3i quick review: Realme 3-like features at a more affordable price

first_imgRealme kicked off 2019 with the launch of the Realme 3, which was a budget smartphone that offered a Dewdrop display, Helio P70 chipset, glossy gradient design and a long-lasting battery. For a phone priced around Rs 9,000, the Realme 3 certainly packed a punch. Four months later, the company decided to launch a version of the Realme 3 that is more affordable and packs a lot of the same feature while still keeping the design fresh. The company is calling this the Realme 3i.The Realme 3i was launched in India alongside the Realme X (Review) on Monday, July 15. Unlike the Realme X which is a premium mid-range smartphone, the Realme 3i is a budget phone that slots in between the Realme C2 and Realme 3 with a starting price of Rs 7,999. It will be available for purchase on Flipkart and It shares a lot of the same specs as the Realme 3, but with a previous generation MediaTek chipset and a diamond-cut rear panel in a unique new gradient colour. I spent some time with the Realme 3i and here are my first impressions.To set the Realme 3i apart from the Realme 3, the company decided to change the feel of the rear panel. It is actually similar to the Realme C2 in that it gets a diamond-cut pattern on a plastic panel that offers a matt-finish. Realme has used the diamond pattern design a few of its phones in the past and the company has tried to make it look unique here by offering the Realme 3i in three colour options – Diamond Black, Diamond Blue and Diamond Red.advertisementThe unit I checked out was Diamond Red which by far looks the most unique out of the lot as it offers a combination of red and blue hues with a hint of purple in the middle. The textured matt finish makes the colour look pleasant without looking too shiny or glossy. The finish does make the Realme 3i a bit slippery to hold, but the phone feels sturdy enough to survive a few drops. The Reame 3i comes with a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor and face unlock, both of which feel snappy and convenient to use. The power button on the left and volume keys on the right are placed above center and are easy to reach. The bottom part of the frame sees a speaker grille, microUSB port and a 3.5mm headphone jack.The Realme 3i sports a 6.2-inch Dewdrop display with an HD+ resolution, much like the Realme 3. The display looks familiar in a good way. You get a large screen real estate where the bezels on the top and sides are minimal. The chin is thick, but easy enough to ignore. Colours on screen look good and Realme offers some attractive wallpapers to make the display feel lively, Brightness levels also look good indoors, but we will save our verdict on the quality of display in our full review after testing the screen while watching videos and playing games.Powering the Realme 3i is a Helio P60 chipset, which is a pretty neat mid-range processor but a fairly old one in 2019. We have seen the P60 power phones like the Realme 1 last year. It is a 12nm-based octa-core processor that should be capable of running day-to-day operations with ease. Of course, we can only know for sure after stressing the phone, so do watch out for our full review. Based on my brief interaction with the device, the Realme 3i feels smooth enough out of the box. Apps generally open quickly and the UI seems fluid. You get up to 4GB of RAM with the Realme 3i and 64GB of internal storage, which is expandable via a microSD card up to 256GB. The Realme 3i ships with ColorOS 6 based on Android 9 Pie, which is what one expects to see from Realme phones in 2019. With ColorOS 6, you get features like app drawer, a fresh gradient theme UI and gesture navigation, among other things. It’s heavy on customization and features, some of which may be useful to you. It also comes with a bunch of preloaded apps NewsPoint, Web Novel, WPS Office, WhatsApp, Messenger, Facebook Lite and a regular Facebook app, among others. Yo do get the option to uninstall most preloaded apps if you find it cluttering up the device.The budget Realme 3i packs a dual camera setup that includes a 13-megapixel primary camera and a 2-megapixel secondary depth sensor. Up front, the phone gets a 13-megapixel selfie camera within the waterdrop notch. These sensors are once again similar to what the Realme 3 offers. The Realme 3i also supports features like Nightscape and Chroma Boost. The former is used to capture brighter low-light shots while the latter bumps up saturaton levels when required. In my brief time with the device, I couldn’t test these two modes. Typical daylight shots do look good with pleasing colours and decent clarity, but it will be interesting to see how the camera holds up in low-light.advertisement Like the Realme 3, the Realme 3i also gets a large 4,230mAh battery which is nice to see. It was hard to determine the battery performance in my brief time with the device, but I will have more to say in my full review. Based on my experience with the Realme 3, the Realme 3i should also deliver over a full day battery life on a single charge and the power efficient Helio P60 chip should help with that as well.With the addition of the Realme 3i to the portfolio, the company has made sure that you have plenty of choices in the sub-Rs 10,000. It is a strategy that Xiaomi has employed over the past few years, so it’s not suprising that Realme is following suit. The Realme 3i base model slots in between the Realme C2 and Realme 3, and rightly so because it gets the best of both worlds. The design is very Realme C2-like with an attractive gradient diamond-cut design while the internals are largely similar to the Realme 3. Stay tuned to our full review of the Realme 3i where we will dig deeper into the phone’s performance and battery life, among other things.ALSO READ | Realme X review: Offers everything you need under Rs 20,000ALSO READ | Realme 3i launched: Key specs, features, price in India and everything you need to knowlast_img read more