Coronavirus sparks rise in adults moving back in with their parents

first_imgBondiSurry Hills/DarlinghurstPaddingtonGlebeWoolloomooloo Melbourne suburbs with highest storage demand: Tammy Hembrow splashes big bucks on Gold Coast mansion Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:58Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:58 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p216p216p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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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 Rate1xFullscreenHow much do I need to retire?00:58 Source: Taxibox Sydney suburbs with highest storage demand: MORE: Brisbane’s biggest penthouse for sale “With the average cost of rent for a unit over 863 per cent higher than renting a Taxibox, Millennials that decide to pack up and store their possessions to move back in with mum and dad have the opportunity to save on average over $2,000/month (for Sydney dwellers) and over $1,500/month (for Melbourne and Brisbane residents).”The suburbs that topped the requests for storage were Bondi in Sydney, Richmond in Melbourne and West End in Brisbane. West EndCarinaAlderleyCorindaNundahMore from newsCOVID-19 renovation boom: How much Aussies are spending to give their houses a facelift during the pandemic3 days agoWhizzkid buys almost one property a month during COVID-197 days ago *Based on a two-bedroom unit and one Taxibox per person. National Taxibox bookings have increased by 198 per cent as Millennials look to move back home to see out COVID-19 fallout. Picture: SuppliedNew data shows a rise in young adults packing it in to move back home to their parents to ride out the rest of the coronavirus pandemic. National results showed a 182 per cent spike in people between the ages of 18 and 24 hitting the Taxibox site, with bookings for the mobile self-storage company rising 198 per cent as they moved back to the comfort of their parents’ homes. ‘It’s taken a pandemic’ but 43pc ready to ditch home loans now RichmondClifton HillSt KildaBrunswickPrahran Brisbane suburbs with highest storage demand: Emily Dafter (centre) stored her gear to move back in with her parents Wayne and Astrid Dafter in Port Macquarie. Picture: Supplied.Taxibox found that in the past six months, Brisbane saw a massive 214 per cent rise in new people between 18 and 24 go to their website, with bookings up even further at 243 per cent.Taxibox found that the top suburbs across Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane that need storage with also popular with the younger demographic – including Surry Hills, Paddington, Glebe, St Kilda and Woolloomooloo.“With the pandemic leading to rising unemployment and many Australians, especially those in Melbourne who are re-entering lockdown and feeling the pinch – data indicates that the younger demographics (across all three states) are in the greatest need for storage,” a Taxibox statement said. Emily Dafter, 25, who has been living independently for seven years, has recently put her gear in storage to move back home to parents Astrid and Wayne Dafter, and sister Alayna.She had been living in Ashfield in Sydney’s Inner-West, and was moving back to her hometown at Port Macquarie.“I am using this time to be conservative with my money knowing we’re in uncertain times, and because I moved out so young I’ve never had the chance to save.”She said COVID-19 was certainly a contributing factor to her moving back home.“Absolutely, if there were no COVID I would definitely remain in Sydney for the job prospects.” Emily Dafter, pictured with sister Alayna and mum Astrid, has put her belongings in Taxibox storage and moved back home until COVID-19 workplace restrictions are lifted. Picture: Supplied.Ms Dafter planned to store her possessions “indefinitely”.“It really depends on when the government will advise people to physically return to work, which is when they will expect me back. Knowing the current situation in Victoria, it feels like it may be a while.”She said COVID-19 had given her the benefit of ‘working from home’ which had not been available previously.“I also moved to Sydney to chase the opportunities in my field (sustainability) which aren’t available at home. So for the first time in my life I am able to work from Port Mac in my dream job.”Her studio apartment, she said, was convenient when she was out all the time, but did not work well when she was in isolation move or working from home.“My lifestyle/living situation was suited to not spending much time at home,” she said. FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON FACEBOOKlast_img read more

EPL: Salah nets hat-trick as Liverpool beat Leeds in seven-goal thriller

first_imgA Mohamed Salah hat-trick ensured Liverpool got their Premier League title defence off to a winning start in an exhilarating contest with Leeds United.On three separate occasions the champions were pegged back by their effervescent opponents, but each time they found a way to restore the lead. And, while Jurgen Klopp will not be happy with several facets of his team’s performance, the spirit that has brought four trophies to Anfield over the last two seasons was fully on show.Marcelo Bielsa, meanwhile, will reflect on an encouraging showing from his team on their return to the top-flight.Throughout the build-up to the new campaign, Klopp had called for his players to “attack” what would typically be described as a title defence.And the Reds delivered, penning Leeds in from the first whistle before winning a penalty when Robin Koch handled Salah’s shot, allowing the Egyptian to convert emphatically from 12 yards.Rather than dent their confidence, though, the early blow of conceding only seemed to free the visitors of any nerves, encouraging them to play with trademark aggression. Just moments after Helder Costa had a goal ruled out for offside and Pablo Hernandez had almost teed up Patrick Bamford, Jack Harrison netted a deserved equaliser in memorable fashion.Controlling a cross-field pass to the left first time, the Englishman drove inside past both Trent Alexander-Arnold and Joe Gomez before dispatching a low shot into the near side of the net.Liverpool’s response was swift, Virgil van Dijk heading in from a corner despite goalkeeper Illan Meslier getting his body behind the attempt.But again Leeds fought back, a poor attempted clearance from Van Dijk resulting in him feeding Patrick Bamford to force the ball beyond Alisson Becker.And so the champions were forced to strike again, with Salah grabbing his second with a powerful finish after the ball dropped into his path at the back post from a corner. The Reds missed a series of golden opportunities to severely dent the visitors’ resistance either side of the break, well-worked counters ending without the deserved finish.And, as is so often the case in football, that profligacy was eventually punished with an opposition goal.With just over an hour gone, Mateusz Klich produced a fine control and finish from a bouncing cross to register the sixth goal of a thrilling game.Inevitably, the chances didn’t stop there, and Liverpool thought they had got their noses in front when Van Dijk smashed home from a corner only for a foul from substitute Curtis Jones to see it become the fourth disallowed goal of the game.RelatedPosts Lampard: I still have confidence in Tomori Mane double eases Liverpool to win over 10-man Chelsea EPL: Chelsea, Liverpool in cagey duel But the champions wouldn’t be denied, and as they piled the pressure on the Leeds box late on, substitute Rodrigo dangled out a lazy leg to catch Fabinho and give away a penalty.Salah did the rest, capping an unforgettable season opener with a treble that guaranteed all three points for the reigning champions.Tags: Jurgen KloppLeeds UnitedLiverpoolMohamad Salahlast_img read more

Whelan looks for big finish

first_imgGlenn Whelan urged Ireland to sign off their World Cup qualifying campaign with a flourish after slipping to a third successive defeat. The Stoke midfielder said: “We have got to finish on a high now, we know the group has been disappointing. “For this game, Noel spoke about defending but come Tuesday we would love him to let the reins off a little bit and go out on a high against Kazakhstan and give the fans something to cheer about. “We have to go out with a bang.” Ireland restored a measure of pride in defeat in Cologne in frustrating the Germans, who won 6-1 at the Aviva Stadium in October last year, for long periods. The home side took a 12th-minute lead when Sami Khedira’s long-range effort was deflected past keeper David Forde. However, Forde turned in a fine individual display and pulled off excellent saves from Andre Schurrle and Thomas Muller before the break to keep the visitors in it. Indeed, Ireland might have gone in level at half-time had Ciaran Clark’s header not come back off the crossbar, and Anthony Stokes had two early chances after the restart. But Schurrle extended Germany’s advantage after 58 minutes and after more Forde heroics and another Irish flurry, Mesut Ozil made sure at the death. Whelan said: “We created a few chances which was something to take from it. The scoreline doesn’t reflect the game, even though Fordey made a few good saves.” As King and his players headed home, Germany boss Joachim Low was making preparations for a revenge mission as he attempts to make Sweden pay for spoiling his side’s otherwise 100 per cent record. The Germans were leading the Scandinavians 4-0 in October, only to succumb to a Zlatan Ibrahimovic-inspired fightback which saw the visitors snatch a 4-4 draw, and that will be very much in Low’s mind when he sends his players out in the reverse fixture on Tuesday night. He said: “Four-four after being 4-0 up, you will not be the media darling for that weekend. “We had to take the flak for conceding four in a row, and there’s no need to remind the team. “We have played to our potential in the last two games and we have one more left. “We have a score to settle with the Swedes, but all in the best professional manner.” Germany’s 3-0 victory over the Irish at the Rhein Energie Stadion ensured that they will finish top of Group C and head for Brazil next summer, while their opponents will spend the close season reflecting on what might have been and plotting a route to the Euro 2016 finals. However, they have an opportunity to lay down a marker in Dublin on Tuesday evening when they face Kazakhstan in their final qualifier with Whelan hoping interim manager Noel King will take a different approach. Press Associationlast_img read more

Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impa

first_img Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Top Stories 0 Comments   Share   Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Former Arizona State wide receiver Kevin Ozier apparently made quite an impression at the Arizona Cardinals’ three-day rookie camp over the weekend.According to Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun, the Cardinals plan to sign the San Diego, Calif. native to a three-year contract.Ozier, an undrafted free agent, played three years for the Sun Devils and caught 55 passes for 849 yards and seven touchdowns.Initially a walk-on back in 2009, Ozier appeared in 40 total games with ASU. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and sellinglast_img read more