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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 Rate1xFullscreenCameron Kusher Covid-19 update02:05INTEREST in off-the-plan apartments has surged across the Gold Coast in recent weeks despite the COVID-19 crisis gripping the city.New data from property website realestate.com.au revealed enquiries for new apartment developments on the Gold Coast had jumped by 15 per cent compared to this time last year.Agents are also reporting heightened interest and sales in yet-to-be-built homes across the Coast. Render of Norfolk at Burleigh Heads. Natura at Burleigh Heads.Despina Priala, principal of Priala Legal, said there were people who were still buying and selling property and for those people, it was “business as usual”.“With the social distancing laws in place, this does not prevent anyone from entering into a contract of sale at this time,” Ms Priala said.“However, you do need a solicitor who can carry out all the required steps and compliance issues for a contract of sale by remote means.“We are already drafting clauses to insert into contracts of sale for clients to cover the current COVID-19 circumstances.” Render of White Main Beach. It is currently the most searched off-the-plan project on the Gold Coast.Knight Frank Residential Projects Business Development Manager Chris Litfin said while numbers were down at sales displays, it did not indicate a drop in market demand.“We closely monitor our online activity and for the most part this has not dropped at all over the past couple of weeks,” he said.“It appears that while people have been encouraged to stay at home, their appetite for property has not diminished and they are still doing research online.Mr Litfin urged house hunters to keep a cool head and remember the property fundamentals.“The Gold Coast has been the beneficiary of strong population growth for decades and this population growth has put steady pressure on both supply and prices,” he said. MORE NEWS: Coronavirus: State to pay the rent of Queenslanders struggling after losing their jobs COVID-19 crisis: How technology will help the big players of the industry Artist impression of Spyre Group’s $77 million Natura Project at Burleigh Heads. Picture: SuppliedCBRE Residential Projects Director Nicholas Clydsdale has also experienced solid off-the-plan sales activity in recent weeks.“While people have not been actively inspecting in display suites over the past fortnight, we are seeing strong phone and online enquiry as buyers see past what may be a three to six month market aberration in a three to five year purchase horizon,” he said.Ashwin Property, which is marketing the new Serenity 4212 residential developmentin the Gold Coast North Shore, has also fast adapted to changing circumstances.“At this time our projects remain open for business and we are looking to offermore video-based presentations to prospective buyers,” said Tony Ashwin, Director of Ashwin Property.More from news02:37Gold Coast real estate: Custodian CEO John Fitzgerald urges Australians to buy more property now16 Sep 202002:37How COVID has changed spring buyer wishlists5 Sep 2020“We are constantly working to improve our digital provision of information. “At a time like this, where in-person communications are restricted, it is clear that digital communications will pose a great solution and become the way forward,” he said. White, 1/18 Tedder Ave, Main Beach Living Gems Gold Coast, 70 Hansford Road, CoombabahNorfolk, Burleigh Heads, 46 Goodwin Terrace, Burleigh Heads Lyra, 184-192 Marina Quays Boulevard, Hope IslandNatura Burleigh Heads, 112 The Esplanade, Burleigh Heads Render of Salt Palm Beach.Marketing Projects SEQ recently launched 22 apartments off-the-plan at Salt Palm Beach.“We’ve had over 700 enquiries and are still expecting that Salt will still sell out within six months,” Ms Anderson said.“This is the highest level of pre-launch enquiry of any project our team our has ever worked on.“We’ve been working remotely with buyers via video meetings, phone meetings and electronic material.” Lyra Hope Island.Marketing Projects SEQ Managing Director Kyia Anderson shared a similar view.“There are currently some great opportunities for people as they decide, or need to change their living arrangements, property portfolios or investments,” she said.“Everyone is assessing their financial situation right now – many will make changes to be more conservative or reduce debt exposure,” she said.“Some changes will include people selling their houses and opting to purchase off-the-plan with the intention of downsizing to these apartments.” Off-the-plan projects generating the most interest. 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Former All Ireland winner with Wexford Ursula Jacob agrees with switching Saturday’s camogie All Ireland semi finals to Thurles to form a triple header with the All Ireland senior hurling semi final replay.The games between Galway and Kilkenny and Wexford and Cork had been scheduled for Nowlan Park but have now been moved.Cork will play Wexford at 2 while Galway meet Kilkenny at 3.45 next Saturday before Kilkenny clash with Waterford. Jacob says it’s good the double header has been moved.
The exercise overall even helps decrease anxiety and depression in some players who are susceptible to those ailments.And what would a football team be without cheerleaders? Asbury Park Pop Warner Spirit teams cheer on the sidelines at football games for home and most away games bringing pep and enthusiasm to the competitions.Pop Warner seeks to familiarize players and spirit participants with the fundamentals of football, cheerleading and dance. The program strives to inspire youth, regardless of race, creed or national origin, to practice the ideals of sportsmanship, scholarship and physical fitness as reflected in the life of the late Glenn Scobie “Pop” Warner. Many of the benefits of youth football are evident, particularly when it comes to health. It increases cardiovascular fitness and stamina, offering a fun way to build strength, while ball handling helps improve hand-eye coordination. By Cassie Galasetti |Asbury Park Pop Warner president Teddy Wilson huddled his team together hyping them up for practice and their first game of the season Aug. 25. Currently the Asbury Park Pop Warner program has 25 kids, ranging from ages 8 to 11, who have been working hard to learn the fundamentals of the game.Wilson has been running the football program since 2014, taking after his father who was president in the ’90s. All together, Asbury Park Pop Warner, including football and cheerleading, has been around for more than 20 years and has provided an outlet for hundreds of kids throughout that time.“This program benefits kids by keeping them off the streets for two hours a day, 10 hours a week and a few months out the year,” said Wilson. “We try to be role models and father figures for the kids who may lack parenting and family.”Pop Warner helps encourage teamwork and leadership skills, teaching kids how to work well with others on and off the field. It keeps children busy and provides something and someone to look up to.However, the cost to be involved in this beneficial program can be too much for some families. To be a part of the Pop Warner team used to cost $150; that price was dropped to $100 to compete with another league in Asbury Park. Unfortunately there has been some animosity between the two leagues, making it harder for Wilson’s pro- gram to successfully provide everything it needs for the team.Kids ages 8 to 11 can join the Asbury Park Pop Warner team, a no-cut program. Photo courtesy Teddy WilsonNow Wilson and volunteers – and the pint-sized players and spirit squad members who dance and cheer – spend their time helping raise funds through bake sales and “canning” – soliciting donations with cans in front of shopping centers and other locations. Donations can be sent to the Asbury Park Pop Warner program, 141 Anelve Ave., Neptune NJ 07753, to help purchase equipment for the upcoming season.This article was first published in the August 23-30, 2018 print edition of The Two River Times. Read the update here. Over the years, youth football has become one of the most popular sports for young kids. Not only for its physical benefits but for building character in young kids. According to the Asbury Park Pop Warner website, the group seeks to provide fun athletic learning opportunities for their children, while emphasizing the importance of academic success. There are no tryouts or cuts to their teams – everyone who signs up gets to participate. That is a rare policy that not all sports teams follow.Asbury Park Pop Warner will play their first game Aug. 25 and they still need to pay for insurance fees and equipment they no longer have. Their fundraising efforts are still not enough to keep the program going. read more
Anyone how has seen Aaron Dunlap off the ice knows this is one fashion-conscious hockey player.However, on the ice fashion goes right out the window as the Alaska native looks to power his way past the opposition as one of the Leafs’ top centermen.Dunlap has continued the Alaskan pipeline that has produced such stars as Nik Newman.Day by day as the Nelson Leafs march toward hosting the 2014 Cyclone Taylor Cup, The Nelson Daily.com, in conjunction with Nelson Home Building Centre present the Leafs Player Profile of the Week.This week we take a look at Anchorage, Alaska native Aaron Dunlap, who will be counted on a lot more after Nelson lost center Jamie Vlanich to Junior A Langley Rivermen.Dunlap & Company gets their first test Friday in Spokane against the Braves before returning to host Osoyoos Coyotes Saturday at 7 p.m. in the NDCC Arena.Nelson Home Building Centre Leafs Player Profile of the WeekName: Aaron DunlapAge: 19Place of birth: Anchorage, AlaskaHeight: 6 feetWeight: 185 poundsPosition: CenterYears in Hockey: 14Hometown: Anchorage, AlaskaFavorite NHL Player: Joe Thorton Favorite NHL Team: San Jose SharksFavorite Music: Rap, CountryPre-Game Meal: Sushi or PastaBiggest accomplishment in hockey: Going undefeated en route to winning the First National High School Cup Championship with Diamond High SchoolNickname: DunnyOther interests: Skiing, outdoor activities and familyThe Nelson Daily: What are your strengths as a player? Aaron Dunlap: I have a big body and use it to my advantage. I have good vision on the ice and can score.TND: What are your team goals this season?A.D.: The goal this season is win the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League title and then, the Cyclone Taylor Cup.TND: What are your individual goals this season and beyond? A.D.:Contribute to the totals of points and be an asset to the team.TND: Explain how did you came to play hockey for the Leafs? A.D: I was told by about the team by (Leaf Alumni) Nik Newman, who was my line mate at an NAHL Main Camp.TND: What’s the difference between hockey in Alaska and hockey in Canada? A.D.: Canadian hockey is totally different. There’s a lot more hitting in Canada and a lot of skill and a lot bigger guys playing the game in Canada.TND: Are you still the fashion conscious player on the team.A.D.: Yes, I love to look good. And I know the fans love it when I wear the plaid pants.TND: Where do you hope to be next year? 5 years? 10 years?A.D: I hope to own my own business and to be starting a family. read more
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antone gonsalves Lead image courtesy of Shutterstock. Apple’s online retail store fell short of customer expectations over the holiday shopping season. Satisfaction with the company’s website fell to a four-year low, according to ForeSee’s annual Holiday E-Retail Satisfaction Index. One big problem, no customer reviews to help shoppers decide which product is right for them. Apple’s Wake Up CallApple’s score of 80 is still considered very good, but the fact that the company did not make the list of top five online retailers should be a wake-up call. “It is a little bit of a yellow caution flag,” said Larry Freed, president and chief executive of Foresee.Apple’s score fell three points from last year, because it did a poorer job helping customers wade through its growing list of products, Freed said. For example, outside of price, the difference between the iPad mini, iPad 2 and iPad with Retina display is not readily apparent for many consumers.By comparison, Amazon topped the list for the eighth year in a row, despite having a vastly wider variety of products from multiple manufacturers. While Amazon is the equivalent of an online department store, Apple is more of a boutique shop.Apple Avoids Social ReviewsAmazon’s success is in consistently providing “great features” for customers to find and compare products, Freed said. The site’s product reviews are particularly helpful.“There are no product reviews on Apple’s site,” he said. “In trying to decide if the (iPad) mini is right for me or not, you’re really forced to go somewhere else to get somebody’s opinion.”ForeSee’s index is based on more than 24,000 customer surveys collected between Thanksgiving and Christmas. A drop in the index is significant because each point on average represents a 14% decline in a site’s growth rate in sales, according to Freed. For example, if a site had a 20% growth rate year to year in 2011, then dropping a point this year would cut that rate by 3%.Apple’s decline was not the worst among the 100 companies listed. The biggest drop in customer satisfaction was on J.C. Penney’s site, which fell five points to 78. Among PC makers, Dell’s site also dropped 3 points, but to a lower overall score of 77.Like Apple, Dell’s problem stems from providing too little assistance in figuring out which PC is the best fit among a wide variety of choices. “When you have too many choices, consumers tend to freeze and don’t know what to do,” Freed said. “Dell has that [problem]. They’ve got to simplify how you find what you are looking for.”Turmoil In Apple Retail OperationsApple experienced significant turmoil within its management ranks in 2012, although it’s difficult to say whether that contributed to its weaker performance in online customer satisfaction. John Browett, head of Apple’s retail operations, was ousted this year after only six months at the helm. He had replaced Ron Johnson, who was responsible for Apple’s highly successful retail stores. Johnson left Apple to become CEO of J.C. Penney.Browett joined Apple from Dixons, a British consumer electronics retailer, where he had been CEO. Browett’s troubles at Apple were mostly operational. His plans for cutting costs included reducing employees’ hours and freezing hiring, decisions Apple later reversed.While it would be unfair to pin Apple’s latest ForeSee score on Browett, there’s no doubt the consumer electronics maker needs to double down on improving its online customer experience to avoid turning the decline into a trend. Apple did not immediately return requests for comment.ForeSee finds that site satisfaction leads to brand loyalty, positive recommendations and repeat purchases. Related Posts What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Tags:#Apple#e-commerce#marketing#retail The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology read more
Read Next Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion The first round of the hectic qualifying process will end in February for the Filipinos when they travel to Australia to play the world-power Aussies who, in turn, will also play here.Ira Brown is vying for a spot in the Japanese national side as its naturalized player, but unlike the Philippines and Taipei which enlisted big men in the 6-foot-11 Blatche and the 6-foot-10 Davis III, respectively, Brown is a 6-foot-4 guard.Joji Takeuchi remains to be one of the big guns for the Japanese. A 6-foot-10 center with soft hands and quick feet Takeuchi has seen his share of battles with Gilas.Reigning four-time PBA MVP June Mar Fajardo, Japeth Aguilar, Castro, Calvin Abueva, Gabe Norwood and Matthew Wright are considered shoo-ins by most.ADVERTISEMENT Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Ceres-Negros closes in on top spot But having so many point guards in his squad is not new to Reyes, who took four with him to Seville, Spain, in 2014—Castro, Romeo, Paul Lee and Jimmy Alapag—in the World Cup where the Filipinos won a round robin game for the first time in 40 years, an 81-79 overtime decision of Senegal.Reyes would have had a fifth guard in the pool in Jio Jalalon, who has been out because of a lateral collateral ligament (LCL) injury.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe Filipinos will tangle with the Taiwanese at Smart Araneta Coliseum in Cubao on Nov. 27, which naturalized player Quincy Davis III was reportedly ruled out to play for Chinese Taipei because of an injury.Andray Blatche, Gilas’ naturalized center, will arrive Nov. 12 to join the Nationals in practice. John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netKiefer Ravena showed up for practice on Monday, making a total of four point guards vying for spots in the Gilas Pilipinas roster that will play Japan and Chinese Taipei later this month at the start of the Fiba World Cup 2019 Asian Qualifiers.Terrence Romeo also reported for work earlier. Together with Jayson Castro and the improved Kevin Alas in the pool, there will be four point guards that Reyes would have to choose from in time for the clash with the Japanese slated Nov. 24 in Tokyo.ADVERTISEMENT Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA MOST READ Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games View comments read more
SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Hong Kong tunnel reopens, campus siege nears end “Due to the geopolitical situation in the region and the recent blockade that Bahrain, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, the UAE have imposed on Qatar, the involvement of such countries in organizing a co-hosted tournament with Qatar would require the lifting of such blockade, in particular the lifting of all restrictions relating to the movement of people and goods between these countries,” the FIFA feasibility study said. “Ideally, this should be evidenced as a precondition to the appointment of such co-hosts and should cover all aspects related to the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022.”Two other potential co-hosts — Kuwait and Oman — are more feasible because they are not part of the boycott. Qatar’s national football team used the countries as stopovers to get its team to the Asian Cup in the UAE in January because direct travel is prohibited.“Candidate co-hosts would need to be regarded as sufficiently cooperative,” the FIFA study adds. “Such co-hosts would not sanction or boycott economically or otherwise any other potential co-host country.”A document sent to the FIFA Council says its members will be asked if they agree with the report’s conclusion that World Cup expansion is “feasible provided that neighboring countries host some matches.” FIFA emphasizes that would still keep Qatar as the main host.The council will also be asked to allow FIFA and Qatar to jointly submit a proposal on using “one or more additional co-host countries” and that the congress of member associations has the final say on expansion in June.ADVERTISEMENT Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Urgent reply from Philippine football chief LATEST STORIES 1 dead, 3 injured in Quezon road crash Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:42PH 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 Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss That would come almost nine years after the vote that Qatar’s unexpected vote success. That bidding process has been subject to corruption investigations which questioned Qatar’s conduct in lobbying voters but concluded there was no misconduct. Qatar has also been forced to raise standards of working conditions and improve labor rights protections after significant outside scrutiny. Any additional host nation in 2022 would have to provide guarantees on human rights requirements, the FIFA study says.The World Cup already has been shifted from its usual June-July slot because of Qatar’s searing summer heat, despite resistance from European leagues whose season will be disrupted.Spreading hosting beyond Qatar would also change the nature of what has been promoted as a compact World Cup that doesn’t require fans to take flights between matches.The FIFA study found that the enlarged tournament could still be played in a 28-day window from Nov. 21-Dec. 18. FIFA said there would be “no major concessions to the sporting quality of the tournament” with expansion. While there were a maximum of four matches per day in the closing stages of the 2018 World Cup in Russia, FIFA said the 2022 tournament could feature six separate kickoff slots in the earlier stage to cope with the additional teams.The FIFA Congress has already agreed to expand to a 48-team tournament from the 2026 World Cup in the United States, Mexico and Canada. The same format is proposed, starting with a group stage consisting of 16 groups of three teams, followed by a round of 32. That would ensure a team could only play a maximum of seven matches at the tournament — like in the 32-team format.The study also breaks down how FIFA can earn an additional $400 million by adding more games. FIFA said while it cannot rule out legal action from losing bidders by changing the format, the study said it “concluded that the risk was low.”___Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed The feasibility report was prepared for FIFA’s ruling council to consider ahead of a meeting in Miami on Friday, when the leadership will seek approval to press ahead with finalizing plans for adding another 16 teams.Making the 2022 tournament the first 48-country World Cup, at this late stage, would require Qatar to accept giving up exclusivity on hosting the event more than eight years after its winning bid.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesBut to protect itself legally, FIFA says that any alteration to the tournament plans “shall be agreed together with Qatar as the appointed host nation, and any new proposals must be prepared jointly between FIFA and Qatar.”With logistics already challenged by the existing plan to play 64 games in eight stadiums within a 30-mile radius in Qatar, FIFA said two to four additional venues are required in the region in “one or more” nation. The FIFA study identified stadiums in five countries, of which Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and the UAE are currently unviable because they severed travel ties with Qatar in 2017 over accusations Doha supports extremism. Qatar denies the claims. MOST READ FILE – In this Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018 file photo, men work on the construction site of the Ras Abu Aboud stadium, backdropped by the city skyline in Doha, Qatar. A FIFA feasibility study concluded the 2022 World Cup can expand to 48 teams by using at least one of Qatar’s neighbors as an additional host, and found there is a low legal risk to changing the format and an additional $400 million in revenue could be generatedThe Associated Press obtained a copy of the 81-page report on Monday, March 11, 2019 that assesses the political, logistical and legal issues surrounding adding 16 teams _ a significant change to the format more than eight years after Qatar won the hosting rights. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda, File)LONDON — Persian Gulf countries would have to lift boycotts of Qatar before being eligible to join hosting of the World Cup, FIFA determined in a feasibility study recommending its ruling council endorse expansion of the 2022 tournament to 48 teams despite the logistical and political complexities.The 81-page study seen by The Associated Press says Qatar would not be forced to share games with Bahrain, Saudi Arabia or the United Arab Emirates unless those countries restore diplomatic and travel ties with Doha. Because of their neutrality in the situation, Kuwait and Oman are the most viable options identified by FIFA to host games in ’22. Venues in at least one more country would be required to cope with the additional 16 teams and 16 games under the expansion proposal.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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