18 Dec

Mobile equals merry this holiday season

first_imgby: Brian DayA recent survey shows the majority of American consumers are reaching for their mobile devices while shopping this holiday season. Burst Media reports shoppers will use their mobile devices to compare prices, research products and make holiday purchases.Fifty-three percent of respondents to the Burst Media survey plan to use a tablet and/or smartphone to go online and research and/or purchase products this holiday season. Additionally, more than one-third (34 percent) of those polled who use a smartphone and/or tablet to shop expect to use their mobile devices more this holiday season than last.Sixty-two percent of consumers also indicated they would use mobile devices to compare product prices while holiday shopping, and 54 percent said they would read product reviews via mobile.Additionally 33 percent of mobile shoppers will make holiday gift purchases directly on their mobile devices. Convenience and avoiding stress were the two most cited reasons for mobile holiday shopping. There’s also a close correlation between mobile shopping and higher income. Seventy percent of respondents reporting household income of more than $100,000 plan to use a mobile device for holiday shopping. continue reading » 1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

6 Oct

Calling all hardworking mums. This home is for you

first_imgCrown Courts was designed for hardworking mums. Picture: Shae Beplate.“Mothers do so much for the family and definitely deserve a home that offers a space just for them,” he said. “Crown Court definitely ticks all the boxes as it was designed with parents and privacy in mind.“The master bedroom on the upper level is huge and you can see the spa from the bed. It’s a real parent retreat, one of the best I’ve seen.”More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020But the opportunities for privacy don’t stop here. Fancy a drink with friends around the pool? Picture: Shae Beplate.“Downstairs has a really great work space that could easily be turned into a workshop or craft room for Mum,” Mr Dank said.“The home also has a number of great entertaining areas where Mum can entertain her girlfriends or just sit back and relax by the pool with a good book.“The main aspect here is that the house has lots of areas for Mum to retreat to and get that much-needed alone personal time they so often need and deserve.”1 Crown Court, Kirwan, will be auctioned June 20 at The Ville Casino. MOTHER’S Day may be over but that shouldn’t stop you from considering the most important woman in your life when making your next home purchase.From the enormous parent retreat, a games and media room, an office space on the lower level that would make the perfect space for a craft room or workshop, to the multiple entertainer’s deck and reading nooks, 1 Crown Court in Kirwan was designed with mums in mind.Explore Property sales agent Dean Dank, who will launch the property to the market today, said mothers were seldom considered when buying a house, yet it was they who deserved a space of their own.last_img read more

12 Aug

‘Most photographed’ Wall Street Trader has Coronavirus

first_imgYou’ve seen the face of Peter Tuchman, dubbed the “most photographed trader on Wall Street,” often. In addition to the roller coaster ride on Wall Street, Tuchman has also made news by announcing on Instagram Thursday that he had tested positive for coronavirus.The New York Stock Exchange trader, who calls himself the “Einstein of Wall Street” on his Instagram page, revealed the diagnosis with the picture of a Corona Extra beer bottle and an emoticon of hands joined together.“Hi guys I just thought I’d let you know that I did test positive for corona. I am battling it pretty hard never felt so sick in my life…,” Tuchman said in the post.“Great team of doctors no breathing problems that’s a good thing all the other problems that’s a bad thing will get to the other side of this I’ll be in touch … soon … send prayers,” he added.At least two more Intercontinental Exchange-owned NYSE floor traders tested positive for the virus on Tuesday, despite strict measures taken to prevent those infected from entering the exchange while it remained open last week, according to a memo seen by Reuters.last_img read more

4 Aug

Master Gardeners Welcome Public For Tours

first_imgPhotos by Patrick Olivero | Nowhere does New Jersey’s nickname “The Garden State” shine more than in the growing number of communal and donation gardens springing up in towns all across the state. Monmouth County’s Master Gardeners held their Community Garden Tours Saturday, July 14 to showcase many of thee gardens, including the Shrewsbury Community Garden, the Little Silver Community Garden and the Cousins Garden in Rumson. The gardens display both the hard work and heart of their communities.This article was first published in the July 19 – 26, 2018 print edition of The Two River Times.last_img read more

3 Aug

Future hockey stars on display at B.C. Hockey U16 Camp

first_imgBy The Nelson Daily SportsTwo players from the Nelson Leafs Bantam Rep squad were among the selections to the Kootenay squad following the weekend U16 B.C. Hockey High Performance Camp at the Nelson and District Community Complex.Defenceman Colton Dachwitz of Nakusp and South Slocan forward Brandon Sookro join 18 other selections that will head to Kamloops April 28-May 1 to participate in the B.C. Cup.The two Leaf players are joined by former minor hockey teammate Cole Arcuri, who spent the past season playing at a hockey academy in the Okanagan.The four-day jamboree is being held at the Interior Savings Centre and Valleyview Arena and features one practice session, five games, off-ice player and team development and a hockey futures presentation.The Male Under 16 Program was designed by B.C. Hockey to instruct and prepare high caliber players for future opportunities in the High Performance Program.  Open Zone Camps were held for players 15 years or younger.  From each zone, 20 players were selected to compete in the U16 B.C. Cup.  A jamboree style tournament is when the 20 players selected from each zone are mixed together to form the eight teams. Rounding out the selections to the team were Brandon Becker, Daniel Burgess, Matthew Sopkow, Jason Richter, Brayden Revie, Sebastien Barrette and Payton Lee of Cranbrook; Kyle Hope, Mitch Foyle, Nolan Hanley, Riley Brandt, Drake Poirier and Johnny Todd of Trail; Jake Maclachlan of Fernie, Stephen Hawes of Invermere and Chase Butula of Cranbrook.Other players from Nelson attending the camp included Tyler Podgorenko, Dylan Whiffen, Michael Viala and goaltender Brayden [email protected]last_img read more

3 Aug

‘Two Out Of Three Ain’t Bad’ as Leafs edge Sicamous 3-2 to complete successful road trip

first_imgMatt MacDonald, Braden Chow with a pair, and Rayce Miller scoring in the opening frame to give Nelson a 4-1 advantage.Rookie Dylan Williamson, finishing the contest with three points, and Nolan Percival increased the lead to 6-1 after two frames before Darnel St. Pierre, Leaf captain Aaron Dunlap and Michael Crawford completed the scoring for Nelson.Josh Pilon, Louie Federico and Tyler Chavez Leech replied for Revelstoke.Brett Soles won his seventh game of the season as Nelson out shot the Grizzlies 54-29, including a huge 20-4 advantage in the second period.Nelson concludes the three-game road trip Sunday in Sicamous against the Eagles.In Castlegar, Bryan Lubin had four points to lead the Rebels to the one-sided win over Grand Forks. Carson Wornig had four points while Aaron Petten scored the hat trick to finish with three points.In Sicamous, Ben Campbell scored the winner in OT to help the Eagles edge the defending KIJHL champion Nitehawks.Leafs struggle on road as 100 Mile House dumps Green and White 7-3Friday, Game one of a three-game trek into the KIJHL north did not go well for the Nelson Leafs.100 Mile House Wranglers jumped out to a 4-0 lead en route to a 7-3 pasting of the Leafs in the Central BC City.Micky Turner, Justin Schwing, Cole Zimmerman and Nick McCabe scored in the opening 40 minutes to give the Wranglers the insurmountable lead.Nelson made a push in the third, cutting the margin to 5-3 in the third.But Michael Lynch and Nick Headrick, into an empty net, sealed the deal for 100 Mile House.Brady Ward completed the scoring for 100 Mile House while Aaron Dunlap, Aaron Brewer, and Darnel St. Pierre replied for the Leafs.Nelson scored twice on the power play.Leaf starting goalie Adam Maida was chased from the net after two periods in favor of Brett Soles.Nelson, retaining a slim two-point lead over Beaver Valley in Murdoch Division standings, out shot 100 Mile House by a wide 35-19 margin, but ran into a red-hot Kristan Stead in the Wrangler nets.Stead was selected game star for 100 Mile House while 16-year-old rookie Dylan Williamson was named the Leafs star.The contest was the first for Williamson who was reassigned by to the Leafs by Prince Albert of the Western Hockey League. To use a tune by Meat Loaf in regards to the recent weekend for the Nelson Leafs, “Two Out Of Three Ain’t Bad”.A third-period goal by Aaron Dunlap proved to be the winner as the Leafs had just enough gas in the tank to edge the Sicamous Eagles 3-2 in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action Sunday afternoon in Sicamous.The win allowed the Buds to conclude a three-game road swing through KIJHL north with two wins.As the team has done in many games this season, the Leafs were able to control most of the game, out shooting the Eagles 47-21 in the game.The 15-6 advantage in the opening frame paid off in goals by Austin Lindsay and Patrick Croome to give the visitors a 2-0 lead at intermission.Despite being out shot 12-6 in the second period, it was Riley Cardinal scoing the only goal of the period for Sicamous to cut Nelson’s lead to 2-1.The intermission also saw the end of the line for starter Brett Soles, who was replaced by back up Adam Maida for the third period.Maida allowed just one goal, a marker by Justin Wilde just over a minute after Dunlap scored to make it 3-1, in the period to give Nelson a chance to win.Nelson improves to 9-3-2-1 on the season, good for top spot in the Murdoch Division and a tie for second overall in the KIJHL, three points behind league leading Osoyoos Coyotes.Nelson concludes a five-game trip away from the NDCC Arena Friday in Grand Forks against the Bruins before returning home Saturday (October 25) to host the Golden Rockets at 7 p.m.Leafs jump to early lead en route to 9-3 shellacking of RevelstokeOnce again the Nelson Leafs held a wide margin on the shot clock during a KIJHL game.However, this time the Buds also enjoyed a rather large advantage in the goal scoring department.Nelson scored four times in the opening frame to thump the Revelstoke Grizzlies 9-3 in KIJHL action Saturday night in Revelstoke.The win improves the Leafs record to 8-3-2-1 and keeps Nelson in top spot in the Murdoch Division standings, three points in front of both Beaver Valley and Castlegar.The Hawks lost 3-2 in overtime to Sicamous while Castlegar blasted Grand Forks 9-3.last_img read more

29 Nov

Gilas’ Tratter shows up for D-League team ahead of Australia trip

first_imgLATEST STORIES Read Next PBA IMAGESAbu Tratter didn’t have to play, but still showed up for Marinerong Pilipino on Monday.Tratter, who is one of the surprise inclusions in Gilas Pilipinas coach Chot Reyes’ 14-man pool set to fly to Melbourne later in the day, didn’t want to leave his team behind as he helped the Skippers hack out a 109-93 rout of AMA Online Education in the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants Cup.ADVERTISEMENT NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers View comments Altas recover, down Chiefs to force NCAA Finals decider MOST READ 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PHcenter_img Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises “I’m a man who keeps my words. My main priority is making sure that I can fulfill my end of the bargain for my home team which is Marinero,” Tratter said after collecting six points and seven rebounds in his solid nine minutes of play to help his crew rise to 4-2 in the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup.That kind of dedication from Tratter is just what made him a great catch for coach Koy Banal, who was one of the least surprised that the former La Salle bruiser made the cut to join the Philippine delegation.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“Nothing could compare to hard work, and we believe he showed the coaches that he deserves to be there,” Banal said of Tratter.Though Tratter admits that making it to Gilas Pilipinas has always been a goal of his, he was still surprised with how stiff the level of competition is in the national team’s training sessions. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH “Of course, it’s always a surprise when you get added to something like that, but I was confident that I can make the team. That’s always been my goal. I know that through working hard, I can get there,” he said. “But it was a shock to see how different it was compared to the UAAP and in the D-League. Coming in there, it’s just a different atmosphere at the most.”With modest expectations, Tratter knows better to treasure his rare opportunity as he seeks to learn from elite big men like Andray Blatche and June Mar Fajardo.“I just want to learn, continue to be a sponge out there especially in practice. I want to continue to ask advice from all the vets and continue to learn from them,” he said.The Philippines takes on Australia on Thursday at the start of the second window of the Fiba World Cup Asian qualifiers.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. AFP official booed out of forum Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police 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 Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon Citylast_img read more

27 Nov

CWG 2014: India mount glory after shooters run amok on Day 3

first_imgAyonika Paul and Apurvi Chandela pose with their respective medals at the awards ceremony Indian shooter Rahi Sarnobat won the gold and Anisa Sayyed took silver in the women’s 25m pistol event of the Commonwealth Games at the Barry Buddon Shooting Centre on Saturday.Playing the gold medal match against her compatriot, Rahi scored eight points to Sayyed’s two. Australia’s Lalita Yauhleuskaya took the bronze.Apurvi Chandela gave a stunning exhibition of skill and concentration to clinch a gold medal while Ayonika Paul and Prakash Nanjappa claimed a silver.21-year-old Chandela was the star performer by taking the honour in the women’s 10 m air rifle event with a score of 206.7 to provide the second gold medal from the shooting arena after Abhinav Bindra’s swansong gold medal effort on Friday.Ayonika Paul, 21, also turned the spotlight on herself by bagging the silver medal in the same event while Nanjappa had to be content with a silver, narrowly missing out on the yellow metal due to a lapse of concentration.With three more medals, India took their overall medals tally to 13 with four gold, six silver and three bronze medals and were placed fifth on the medals table.England are at top with 35 medals, including 13 golds.Australia also have 35 medals but placed second as they have 12 golds. Hosts Scotland are third with 17 medals out which seven are yellow metal. Canada also have seven gold but their total is 13 medals.Nanjappa paid the price for a horrendous shot midway into the final round as he lost concentration and shot a disappointing 7.7 to hand the lead to eventual winner Daniel Repacholi of Australia.advertisementDespite the setback in the sixth shot of the elimination stage, the 38-year-old Banglorean tried his best to catch up with the Australian but failed to do so in the end and had to settle with a silver at the Barry Buddon Shooting Centre at Dundee near here.Repacholi won the gold with a total of 199.5 while Prakash scored 198.2. England’s 60-year-old Michel Gault got the bronze.Nanjappa, who topped the qualification round, was ruffled by that mistake and he was taking deep breaths in between the shots. A team member later said Prakash felt time constraint and that was why the grip over his pistol was not proper when he shot 7.7.Before the last round, Repacholi had taken a lead of 1.4 points but he could only come up with a 9.3 in the penultimate shot and Prakash could have narrowed down the gap. The Indian could not do that as he also shot a 9.3 at a crucial juncture.Nanjappa was the first to fire the last shot and he came up with a 10.5, putting pressure on his Australian opponent.But Repacholi fired a 10.4 to run away with the gold.The other Indian in the fray, Om Prakash had failed to qualify for the final round.In men’s skeet event, India’s Mairaj Ahmad Khan and Baba Bedi failed to advance to the semifinals after finishing seventh and 19th in the qualification round. The top eight shooters qualify for the semifinals.Four Indian judokas kept themselves in the reckoning for a bronze medal in the higher weight categories on the third and concluding day of the martial art event.In the men’s event, Sahil Pathania (upto 100 kg) and Parveen Kumar (+100 kg) will be vying for bronze medal via repechage bouts while Jina Devi Chongtham (upto 78 kg) and Rajwinder Kaur (+78 kg) also reached the medal round.India’s leading squash players Saurav Ghosal and Dipika Pallikal secured hard fought victories to reach the singles quarterfinals.Fourth seed Ghosal had a narrow escape against Australian Steven Finitsis as he recovered from 6-7 down in the fifth and deciding game to pull off a 11-2, 11-5, 4-11, 6-11, 11-8 victory at the Scotstoun Sports Campus.With this victory, Ghosal became the first Indian to reach the singles quarterfinals since the sport was introduced in the Games programme in 1998. He next plays 12th seed Campbell Grayson of New Zealand .Soon after Ghosal’s win, sixth seed Pallikal matched her compatriot’s feat by getting past 15th seed Delia Arnold of Malaysia 11-6, 12-10, 11-5 in a match lasting 40 minutes.The Commonwealth Games debutant faces England’s fourth seed Alison Waters in the quarterfinals.The Indian women’s table tennis team blanked New Zealand, a side full of Chinese-origin players, to march into the semifinals at the Scotstoun Sports Campus.Shamini Kumaresan starred in India’s 3-0 win over New Zealand. They face Singapore, whom they lost to at Delhi Games to settle for silver, in the semi-finals later on Saturday.advertisementThe ploy to play Shamini in the first singles against 52-year-old Chun Li worked. The Indian played a solid match to beat 2002 singles Commonwealth Games champion and five-time Olympian 5-11, 11-9, 11-5, 11-5.Delhi girl Manika Batra, who plays with a pimpled rubber, outsmarted Chunl Li’s sister Karen 11-13, 11-9, 11-5, 11-5 to give India a 2-0 cushion.In the doubles rubber, being played in the team competition for the first time at Games, Shamini and Madhurika Patkar outplayed Karen and Yang Sun 11-8, 11-8, 11-8 for India’s well deserved victory.last_img read more