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$500K dry blocks on offer at Sanctuary Cove

first_imgThe window of opportunity is closing on Mulpha Sanctuary Cove’s most affordable premium land offering as buyers rush to secure their place in the spectacular golf and marina resort community.THE window of opportunity is closing on Mulpha Sanctuary Cove’s premium land offering as buyers rush to secure their place in the golf and marina resort community. Only a limited number of dry blocks priced from $500,000 remain in stage two The Greens precinct as Sanctuary Cove continues a record-breaking year with land sales reaching $100 million. Mulpha Sanctuary Cove general manager, international sales John Hughes said land buyers had been quick to identify the value of The Greens offering, with 50 per cent of blocks sold since they were launched to the market last year. Mr Hughes said sales activity had accelerated at Sanctuary Cove in the past six months as more locally based land buyers weighed anchor in the prestigious community. More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North6 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day ago“We are seeing more Gold Coast owner-occupiers deciding to build their dream home at The Greens,” he said.“They are a mix of young families through to retirees who appreciate the quality of the Sanctuary Cove offering and recognise the terrific value that the current stage of The Greens represents. “These buyers are making the most of the opportunity to secure premium land at Sanctuary Cove at some of the lowest prices ever available.” The Greens include lots ranging from 447sq m to 881sq m. They will be priced from $499,000.Mr Hughes said the forthcoming stage three of The Greens would feature larger blocks priced from $700,000.“While stage three will offer larger block sizes it will be a big step-up in pricing,” he said.“This really underscores the value of this current, but quickly diminishing offering at The Greens.”last_img read more

Contract tracing measures for inter-island travelers eyed

first_imgThis is to ensure “efficiency and accuracy of contact tracing in case a passenger or passengers is later on found positive for COVID-19,” according to Gasataya.  He added the rules already established to govern passenger manifests are very much helpful in the campaign against COVID-19, citing the importance of contact tracing to break the chains of its further spread and transmission./PN Gasataya, in a House resolution, appealed to Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade to “establish rules [that] strictly require all common carriers involved in inter-island transport of passengers by land, water, or air, to prepare and record a detailed seat plan of their passengers.  Gasataya said there is still a very high risk of infection of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) among passengers while in transit despite the observance of physical distancing and wearing of face masks. BACOLOD City – Cong. Greg Gasataya seeks to require all common carriers involved in inter-island transport of passengers to put up a detailed seat plan for passengers during the entire course of transit.last_img read more

Alves’ 6 for 1 stuns, as Demerara run roughshod over President’s XI at Bourda

first_img… Berbice wreck Essequibo by 10 wicketsBy Clifton Ross DEMERARA top-order batsman Joshua Alves fell for a duck, but returned to capture mind-boggling figures of 6-1, as they inflicted a 117-run loss on President’s XI, to wrap up Round 3 of the GCB/Dave West Indian Imports U-15 Inter-county tournament. It was a truly lopsided affair at Bourda ground as President’s XI, fresh off a win in Round 2, were stunned by spinners Alves, who accounted for majority of the top-order on his way to 6 wickets, and Riyad Latif who chipped in with stingy figures of 3 for 4.Demerara made 163 in their 50 overs thanks to Romeo Deonarine (20) and top-scorer Hemraj Harriprashad (29); who stood out as the primary run-getters in the innings.A combined effort from captain Stephon Sankar (2-18) and his deputy Tulsiram Ramkarran (3-29), kept a tight leash on the Demerara boys. Completely opposite to the approach in the last round, Alves removed the top four President’s XI batsmen for scores under 10, as no batsman managed double digits, in a pretty shabby batting display.The top-scorer Daniel Mohabir was removed for 9 runs by Latif, leaving Alves to claim two more scalps and Deonarine (1-0) putting the final nail in the coffin as Demerara romped to victory. At Lusignan, Berbice continued their dominance as they dismantled Essequibo by 10 wickets after successfully ending on 44-0 chasing 43 for victory.Vincent Bruce hit 14 but no other batter managed double digits, as the young spin wizard Salim Khan snared 7 wickets while his partner in crime, Matthew Pottaya claimed 3 wickets in a clinical effort.Berbice captain and opener Rampertab Ramnauth continued his run-fest, scoring 19 not out while Nyron Hicks (4*) held his wicket as extras did the rest to see them home. The final round bowls off tomorrow.last_img read more

Grade the Orange’s performance against St. John’s and pick a player of the game

first_img Related Stories Gallery: Syracuse takes on St. John’s at Madison Square GardenStorify: Syracuse community reacts to loss at St. John’sSyracuse misses too many shots in upset loss to St. John’sWhat we learned from Syracuse’s loss to St. John’sMalachi Richardson: ‘Shots will fall eventually, that’s what I’m here to do’ Published on December 13, 2015 at 2:11 pm Grade the Orange’s performance against St. John’sABCDFVoteView ResultsCrowdsignal.comGrade the Orange’s performance against St. John’sWho was Syracuse’s MVP of the St. John’s game?Michael GbinijeTyler LydonMalachi RichardsonVoteView ResultsCrowdsignal.comWho was Syracuse’s MVP of the St. John’s game? Commentscenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Subway Series had Citi — and city — buzzing, but Yankees-Mets could use jolt from MLB

first_imgThe other New York returned the favor Wednesday night, taking “home” a 5-1 victory and splitting the season series 2-2.MORE: Watch ‘ChangeUp,’ a new MLB live whiparound show on DAZNSurely, the hot Twitter takes that the players — and, therefore, everyone else — don’t care about the Subway Series still have total validity. Right?”I said it before when we were facing them in the Bronx: If you’re not fired up for (the Subway Series), we’ve got some issues,” Mets third baseman Todd Frazier said prior to the emotional win Tuesday.Baseball fans should care about the Subway Series. It should be a marquee event every season. There might be some East Coast bias in that statement, but in truth, fans should care more about all the crosstown rivalries: Yankees-Mets, A’s-Giants, White Sox-Cubs, Angels-Dodgers. They should care about all the big intradivision rivalries, too, like Cubs-Cardinals and Dodgers-Giants.It was clear to the players that the fans in the park got up for the Subway Series.”Just the buzz around the field. The way the stadium is packed,” Mets outfielder Michael Conforto told Sporting News. “Close to 50-50 fans in the crowd. It just has a different atmosphere. You can tell the fans are into it, they’re going back and forth, with the cheers in the crowd, you hear the buzz.”You stop thinking about the way the season is going. All we focus on is, we want to beat these guys because we share a city with them.”MORE: Michael Conforto talks his unorthodox rookie season, pizza and DrakeIf players can get amped, then why don’t more fans? The hyper-regionalization of the sport is one of the biggest issues facing MLB.Some of the reasons for it are beyond fans’ control. One is that regional sports networks control local TV rights; another is that baseball doesn’t allow fans access to every out-of-market game. Fans on the East Coast probably won’t care about what’s happening when the hour hand crosses midnight on a Tuesday West Coast game. Likewise, the outcome of a Yankees-Mets game on July 3 won’t affect how the Cubs or Rockies or Mariners are viewed later that night. All of that is fair.But while regionalization creates problems, it can also create opportunities. You won’t find two more different boroughs than the Bronx and Queens: The Bronx is home to the Bronx Zoo, Van Cortlandt Park and the House that Ruth Built; Queens is known for Flushing Bay, the 1964-65 World’s Fair and Eddie Murphy.Yankees and Mets fans are also very different, separated by subway lines and united only by their devotion to their favorite squad. Giants and A’s fans, separated by the Bay Bridge, are different too, as are Angels and Dodgers fans and Cubs and White Sox fans. And around and around we go. If baseball continues to divide itself, perhaps inadvertently, by limiting access to locally televised games, then the powers that be should go all-in on showcasing these divergent communities when rival teams get together on the grandest of stages, the national one.Some of that focus will lead to the Travel Channel trope of “Tourism with a side of baseball,” something a vocal minority of fans hates about national broadcasts. Truth be told, there will always be some level of bellyaching on Twitter about how sports outlets broadcast games, and some of that criticism is warranted; after all, fans care more about the game than learning about the many secrets of LaGuardia Airport or the wonders of the George Washington Bridge or the horrific, constant traffic on the Van Wyck Expressway. (Side note: They say no one’s ever beaten the Van Wyck.)Here’s the thing, though: Baseball, which can boast of great diversity on the diamond, should be making a greater effort to showcase and promote the diversity of the fans who support teams. More than any other sport, MLB franchises reflect the communities and cities they represent. It’s about more than just a town: it’s also about the fans. What makes them tick? Why do Mets fans keep coming back for more? Is the divide between Cubs and White Sox fans as simple as North vs. South (Side)? Series like the Battle for New York are tailor-made for these opportunities. MORE: Yanks’ home run streak ends vs. MetsThere are always hurdles to get a fan to care. The MLB season is a 162-game marathon. It’s a lot for a fan to handle. Having to keep up with, or pay attention to, another team across the country is a difficult task when they’re laser-focused on their own club. It’s a grind, and a labor of love. The task becomes even more difficult when their teams have to go across the Atlantic. Just this past weekend, MLB sent the Yankees and Red Sox to London for a two-game series. No disrespect to the folks over there, but baseball needs to spend more time trying to fix what’s wrong here in the States and less time on trying to figure what people overseas think if it wants to continue growing the sport. (Full disclosure, I am a fan of the London series, but the whole production was a whole different can of worms).MLB has a lot on its plate in that regard, starting, as always, with marketing the product. Especially on that national stage, MLB and its broadcasting partners needs to tell us more about what makes these rivalries special. What are the differences between these fans? Why does the Subway Series go deeper than just two teams sharing a city? Why do the conversations between rivals light up subway cars leaving Citi Field after another Mets loss? What makes parents talk to their kids about the Windy City Rivalry as they take the Red Line home from Wrigley?Almost to a fault, interleague play has been cheapened by how it’s designed today. Games take place almost every night, a product of having 15 teams in each league. The excitement of two separate circuits facing off over a two-week period has been replaced by “Well, it’s cool that Seattle and St. Louis played tonight, I guess.” Scheduling isn’t easy, but there are ways to fix it.When marquee events like the Subway Series are scheduled for the Tuesday and Wednesday before the All-Star break, who truly cares? In the words of a former Yankee skipper, it’s not what you want. From the outside, it looks as though the Subway Series went from a shiny, new subway car to graffiti-laden trainwreck. New York still comes alive when the games come around, but the atmosphere isn’t as charged as it once was.”In those initial years (late 1990s and early 2000s), both teams were playing really, really well,” Yankees reliever Adam Ottavino told Sporting News. “There was a lot of excitement around it at that time, for sure.”There’s still excitement around it. The powers that be need to showcase it in a different, better way. NEW YORK — The Mets did something at Citi Field this week they haven’t done since Opening Day: fill every seat in the house.Announced crowds of 42,150 on Tuesday and 43,323 on Wednesday for Subway Series games vs. the Yankees were — almost — surprising. After all, seats were empty when the franchise’s tribute to the 1969 team took place the Saturday before. The crowd on Tuesday was decidedly pro-Mets (or, at least, the Mets fans were louder than their Yankee counterparts) when the Mets took home a 4-2 victory in one of their most complete games of the year.last_img read more