COVID-19 crisis not deterring buyers according to agent

first_imgVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 2:04Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -2:04 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, 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 Rate1xFullscreenCameron Kusher Covid-19 update02:05A PROPERTY agent says enquiry is surging despite the COVID-19 crisis, as “people are finally finding the time to sit at the computer and look into a new home” Intrapac Property’s Rachael Ford is marketing Kingscoast, a 112 lot site at Cudgen. Aerial view of Kingscliff.There are only six home sites on the market with the rest already snapped up.And despite the current health climate, Ms Ford said enquiries remain consistent.“Some people are finally finding the time to sit at the computer and look into a new homenow that they can no longer work or need to stay at home with kids” Ms Ford said.“That would account for a number of the new enquiries”.Located on Crescent St off Tweed Coast Road, the boutique neighbourhood is a five-minute drive to the Kingscliff Post Office. MORE NEWS: Sanctuary Cove a safe haven for southern buyers Kingscliff resident Simone Tardent has bought two blocks at Kingscoast.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa8 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag1 day agoKingscliff resident Simone Tardent has bought two blocks at Kingscoast – one to live inwith her husband and two children and the other as an investment. “It’s so close to Kingscliff,” Ms Tardent, who works as a new home advisor for Metricon, said.“And with the new Tweed Valley Hospital so close we think it’s a really great investment. “We haven’t been able to afford to buy in Kingscliff and some of the house and land packages at Kingscoast are actually cheaper than buying a Kingscliff townhouse”.Land at Kingscoast is priced from $399,000 to $479,000.Sizes range from 450sq m to 595 sq m.center_img Instagrammers, celebrities eye off prettiest Hampton houselast_img read more

ROVOP Expands in Europe with New Office and Team Member

first_imgROVOP has expanded into mainland Europe with the appointment of Job Biersteker as business development manager in its new facility located in Rotterdam.Job has been active in the subsea industry for nearly a decade and has had various positions including ROV technician, project engineer and project manager.The new Rotterdam office will provide support to mainland Europe based clients to further strengthen ROVOP’s position in the market.Job Biersteker said: “I am delighted to be taking on the role of business development manager in the new Rotterdam office at such an exciting time for the business.“Our new base is located at the quayside and features on-site system storage and maintenance facilities.“I look forward to offering an excellent service and interface for customers during operations, leading to quicker more efficient mobilisation of our assets in Europe.”Steven Gray, ROVOP CEO said: “We are excited to welcome Job to the team at ROVOP. Job will be driving the European office to develop our new and existing clients in the region while reinforcing our position as the lead provider of remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) to the offshore wind industry.”last_img read more

Public urged to give input on Auckland high-rise brothel

first_imgNZ Herald 4 April 2012Public comment is being sought on a bid to build a 15-storey building, including a brothel, on the site of the demolished Palace Hotel, in Victoria St. This follows a decision by Auckland Council’s hearings committee to rescind its December decision to have an independent commissioner decide whether the public should have a say. The deadline for comment to the council is May 4 and a hearing of the resource consent bid could follow about five weeks later.….The committee said there was the “sensitivity of the people” to the proposed brothel activity. Opponents include Auckland’s Catholic leader, Bishop Pat Dunn. The committee said the council needed to consider the impact on the community in terms of nuisance or incompatibility with its surrounding precinct, including Federal St which has views of St Patrick’s Cathedral. a submission: Any person may make a submission on the application.MORE DETAILS on making a Submission Send written submission to Auckland Council, Private Bag 92300, Auckland, 1142.  Submission form here: Submission form: that a copy of the submission must also be sent to the applicant at the address for service stated above as soon as reasonably practicable. Green Group , PO Box 105153, Auckland City, Auckland 1143, Attention: Martin Green.last_img read more

Volunteers needed at Muscatatuk

first_imgNorth Vernon, IN—Volunteers are still needed for Disaster Response training at Muscatatuc Training Center on North Vernon. If you can walk, stand, and sit you can participate. Anyone 15 years and older may participate.This could be a great fundraiser for youth organizations, schools, and church groups, service organizations.Need 50 volunteers Thursday, July 25th and 100 volunteers Friday, July 26th. Volunteer one or both days. $80.00 per day / per volunteer.The deadline to register as a volunteer is July 10th.Call Bill McDonald at 812-689-6699 or you can email him at

Wolves sack Enobakhare

first_imgRelatedPosts Arsenal, Wolves want Michael Olise Spurs sign right-back Doherty from Wolves Wolves need more players next season, says manager Nuno Bright Enobakhare has been released from his Wolves contract early by mutual consent.The 22-year-old forward – part of the 2017/18 Championship-winning squad – has been in limbo after a failed loan spell at Wigan and was due to see his deal expire soon. In total, he made 49 appearances for the club and scored three goals.Wolves said in a club statement: “Wolves would like to thank Bright for his contribution and dedication and wish him well for the future.”Tags: Bright EnobakhareWolverhampton Wandererslast_img

Drogba Welcomes Probe into His African Charity

first_imgIn the article, the Mail said £439,321 was spent putting on lavish fundraising parties attended by celebrities, and more than £1m languished in bank accounts.Speaking to the BBC from Montreal, Canada, where he is playing for MLS side Montreal Impact, Drogba said all charity projects so far had been funded by his own sponsorship deals, rather than money from UK fundraisers.The former Ivory Coast international said: “I’m responsible for this money; I’m not going to spend it just to spend it.“I have projects for the long term and I know what I want to do.”The African charity, established in 2007, is run in the Ivory Coast but is also registered in the UK.Drogba said he will take legal action against the Mail, which said in a statement that it “stands by every word of this important story”.The Charity Commission said it wanted “further information” about the foundation’s spending plans and would look into “allegations that the charity has provided misleading information to donors and the public”.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba has welcomed an investigation into his charity over “serious regulatory concerns”.UK’s Daily Mail claimed only £14,115 out of £1.7m donated to the Didier Drogba Foundation had helped causes in Africa.The Charity Commission has opened a case to review concerns about the charity’s administration.But Drogba, 38, said “everything is clear” and “this money will be spent when it needs to be spent”.last_img read more

South Florida seniors to receive increase in SS benefits

first_imgAmericans receiving Social Security benefits in 2018 are expected to receive the program’s largest payment increase in years. The trustees of the program met last week and made the decision to increase benefits 2.2 percent or an average of $28 per month for recipients effective January 2018.Social Security is the only income for many seniors Recipients of Social Security mainly Americans over 65 years of age have been pushing for increase in benefits for the past five years. For several seniors, including residents in South Florida’s Caribbean community Social Security monthly benefits are their sole source of income. However, for the past several years the trustees of the program didn’t raise the rates as the national cost of index did not justify an increase. The COL index is the primary barometer the trustees use as a gauge with which to calculate increase in benefits.Last year the Social Security Administration increased benefits by a mere 0.3% increase. The increase did not reach beneficiaries monthly checks as it was used to offset the increase in the cost of their monthly Medicare benefits.The average monthly payment for the program’s 61 million beneficiaries is $1,253.Problems could be ahead for SSDespite the positive news for beneficiaries the trustees caution there could be pending problems with the Social Security program. These problems could see the funds from which benefits are paid be depleted.The trustees said the longer Congress waits to address the problems, the harder it will be to sustain Social Security and Medicare without significant cuts in benefits, big tax increases or both.Social Security is independently funded by payroll taxes, and not subject to annual spending bills approved by Congress. The American Association for Retired People (AARP) wants it to remain so.“Social Security should remain separate from the federal budget. Medicare can improve if we reduce the overall cost of healthcare ….. and if we lower prescription costs, instead of giving tax breaks to drug and insurance companies,” said AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins.Over the past decade, Social Security and Medicare made up about 40 percent of federal spending. That share is projected to grow in the future, according to the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office.Copyright 2017 – Caribbean National Weekly Newslast_img read more

Twelve Caribbean teams in action on opening of CONCACAF U20 championship

first_imgPhoto Courtesy of Jamaica Football Federation Twelve Caribbean soccer teams will be in action on the opening day of the CONCACAF Under -20 Championship in Florida on Thursday, Nov 1. Trinidad and Tobago who have participated in two U-20 FIFA World Cup tournaments, will open Group “A” action against St Vincent and the Grenadines at the IMG Academy in Florida. In other matches on the day, Suriname will take on debutants the US Virgin Islands, the defending champions the United States will face Puerto Rico, while Cuba will meet Belize. Antigua and Barbuda who are playing in their second straight CONCACAF U-20 Championship, will play St Maarten, Honduras will battle with the Dominican Republic and St Lucia will play Haiti. The U-20 Jamaican Reggae Boyz will get into action on Friday when they take on Grenada. In the group stages Jamaica will also face Aruba, Nicaragua, St Martin and Mexico. The top team from each group will advance to the qualification stage of the competition. The top four from there will qualify for the U-20 FIFA World Cup in Poland next year. Jamaica’s onlyUu-20 FIFA World Cup participation came in 2001 in Argentina.last_img read more

Kotoko call for doping tests in Sunday’s clash with Hearts

first_imgGhanaian giants Kotoko have called on the Ghana Football Association (GFA) to ensure that players of Kotoko and Hearts undergo doping tests in Sunday’s clash between the two sides in the country’s biggest game of the season.The Porcupine Warriors asked the Premier League Board (PLB) and if possible, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) to react in the matter.Kotoko believes that the exercise will be the nation’s contribution towards the fight against the use of banned substances in sporting competitions and the sanitization of sports.Administrative Manager of the Club, Mr. Benjamin Nti, who made the call argues that much as Kotoko does not have any direct evidence to buttress their suspicion of doping in our local game it would not be out of place for the GFA/PLB to take the issue up.“It is the aim of Kotoko to have a clean and fair game and so we urge the football controlling body in Ghana to partner WADA in its international monitoring, promotion, and coordination of the international fight against doping in sport in all of its forms,” Nti said.“We therefore are ready to submit our team to a doping test either before, at recess or after Sunday’s match so that cheating and unfair advantage would be completely uprooted from Ghana football,” he emphasized. He has therefore called on the GFA through the PLB to lead the way in Africa with this epic clash.“It must be noted that FIFA has previews Kotoko-Hearts matches as one of the big games around the world and this indicates that the world is watching this game with keen interest. This exercise would therefore be a plus to Ghana football,” Mr. Nti added.WADA was founded in 1999 because of what had been a growing international effort to counter the effects of performance-enhancingsubstances in sport.Their supreme international authority comes with respect to both doping test procedures and the determination of what substances will be the subject of athletic sanction when detected.Source: Kotoko official websitelast_img read more

Aaron Judge thinks Yankees will ‘crush’ home run record

first_img“We’re going to hit more this year,” Gardner said. “I expect us to have a better offense and score more runs.”Judge, a two-time All-Star, slashed .278/.392/.528 in 112 games in 2018. He tallied 27 home runs and 67 RBIs. “With this whole team healthy, we’re going to crush the record that we set last year,” Judge said, via Newsday. “We’ve got a good team, a lot of guys that can make a lot of solid contact, a lot of big boys who can make solid contact and make it go. We’re a team that’s primed and ready to do that.”Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner, who belted two home runs in the Yankees spring training game Sunday, said he agreed with Judge. Aaron Judge has high expectations for the Yankees.New York set an MLB record by blasting 267 home runs in 2018. Judge, the fourth-year Yankees star, thinks the team will hit even more this season. Mets’ Noah Syndergaard mocks Bryce Harper’s ‘bring a title back to D.C.’ comments Related Newslast_img read more