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

Amotekun remains illegal, Malami insists

first_imgRelatedPosts Amotekun: Oyo arrests man for impersonating recruitment personnel Falana drags FG, Kano to African Commission over death sentence on Kano singer Buhari appoints Malami as SPV committee member The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, said the U-turn made by legal icon, Femi Falana, justified Federal Government’s stance that the establishment of the operation of “Amotekun” was illegal. A statement issued on Thursday by Dr. Umar Gwandu, Malami’s Special Adviser on Media and Public Relations, reiterated that Nigeria’s constitution does not accommodate formation of regional security architecture. Falana, human rights lawyer, who earlier asked the governors to ignore Malami, had asked South West governors to enact laws on Amotekun. Malami said in the statement by Gwandu: “By asking state governments of the Southwestern Nigeria to proceed to enact the necessary laws in justifying the legality of the establishment and operation of Amotekun, Falana is reaffirming federal government’s stance that the establishment of the operation currently is illegal. “No amount of effort to hide the truth will work. People can be carried away by sentimental or emotional inclinations, but truth remains apparently palpable. “The bottom line is that the current Nigerian constitution does not accommodate formation of regional security architecture. This is a fact which is undisputable and undeniable. “Falana is prevaricating and circumlocuting using evasive techniques when he was asked by the media to justify the presence of lacuna within the law which can establish or protect the concept of regionalism in any operation in the country. “He was unable to supply answer to the question and failed to cite relevant laws that back the argument. “It is interesting that no matter the situation, truth prevails. This arrangement called Amotekun is not backed by any law neither at the state nor at the federal government level. “Amotekun, therefore, remains unconstitutional and illegal as already indicated. “The federal government appreciates that legally minded Nigerians have started to eschew emotions by offering legal comments on the matter as against being carried away by other inclinations. “The office of the attorney-general of the federation and minister of justice is committed to the rule of law and a constitutional democratic Federal Republic of Nigeria.”Tags: Abubakar MalamiAmotekunFemi FalanaUmar Gwandulast_img read more

Breaking: Nasarawa United player slumps, dies as ambulance fails to start

first_imgRelatedPosts Ahead 2020/21 season: LMC fixes date for Club Licensing application Nasarawa United snaps midfield maestro Breaking: NFF adopts PPG, sets new date for league kick off Nasarawa United player, Chieme Martins, has been confirmed dead. This followed a collision with a Katsina United player on Sunday in a Nigeria Professional Football League match. According to reports from the match venue, Martins gave up the ghost after the engine of the ambulance failed start.Tags: Chueme MartinsKatsina UnitedNasarawa UnitedNigeria Professional Football Leaguelast_img

Football News Hero I-League wins silver at SPIA awards

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Football News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: The Hero I-League won the silver medal in the SPIA Awards in the “Best Developing Football League of the Year” category nominated by the Asian Football Confederation in Bangkok on Tuesday.The Hero I-League is the premier league in the country and the ongoing edition is being played among 11 Clubs, the champions of whom get a slot for the AFC Champions League qualifier.All India Football Federation President Praful Patel congratulated all the stakeholders and the clubs on winning the award.Also Read | MC Mary Kom assures India medal in AIBA World Boxing Championship“I need to thank the Asian Football Confederation for nominating us and SPIA Awards for the recognition. My heartiest congratulations to all the stakeholders, especially the clubs who have been an integral part of the League. I would also like to congratulate the AIFF and the I-League department for their hard work,” Patel said in a statement.Kushal Das, General Secretary, AIFF pointed out that it is a “wonderful moment for Indian football”.“This recognition comes two years after AIFF had won the award for the AFC Developing Member Association of the Year Award in 2016. It is so satisfying to see that AIFF’s initiative for developing Hero I-League pan India and introducing the Club Licensing criteria has earned Indian Football this award,” he said.Read More | Virat Kohli’s India start as overwhelming favourites against depleted Australia“I would like to congratulate everyone who has been part of the League FSDL, the clubs, Hero, the fans, all other stakeholders and my colleagues in AIFF without whose support this wouldn’t have been possible,” he added.The AIFF had earlier won the AFC Developing Member Association of the Year Award in 2016, and the AFC President Recognition Award for Grassroots Football in 2014.In addition, the AIFF was also nominated in the top-three for the AFC Grassroots MA of the Year Award in 2013.  last_img read more

Tipp Senior football manager highly critical of new All Ireland format

first_imgHe made his comments following the decision at Congress by delegates to back the proposals put forward by GAA Director General Páraic Duffy.Next year the quarter-finals will be replaced by a round-robin series involving the last eight sides remaining in the football competition.The Tipp boss believes those who voted for change have done the game a disservice. He claims it suggests elitism and favours strong counties with all the resources and the depth in their squads.last_img

Round table – gbet: The future of sportsbook personalisation

first_img Submit Looking beyond the “usual runners and riders” for platform and sportsbook delivery September 18, 2019 Related Articles Some of the leading suppliers to the sports betting industry offered their insights into the future for sportsbook personalisation based on automated customer segmentation, advanced behavioural analysis and predictive AI-driven models. The next round table participant was gbet, represented by its Business Development Director, Conall McSorley.SBC: What role does pricing and risk have to play in the differentiation of a sportsbook offering? CM: While we fully appreciate that there are a number of fundamentals involved in a successful sportsbook offering, there is no question that – to borrow a phrase from our American counterparts – pricing “is the ball game” for customers and by extension operators.There was a time when a “vanilla” price offering wouldn’t negatively impact on an operator’s ability to acquire and or retain customers. That time, however (as Simon Trim from Sporting Solutions so eloquently wrote in these very columns), is long since past. As a bespoke platform and sportsbook supplier it is vitally important that we give the operator all of the necessary tools in order to compete on price but manage risk profitably. That means the integration of multiple price and data suppliers, so that operators can choose which feed providers for which sports works best, pre-event and in play. Further, the ability to bias pricing is fundamental, that is, to take a price from a feed provider and manipulate that price based on given criteria from the Trading Desk. Also one of gbet’s USPs is that the operator can offer a specific biased price to a cohort of customers satisfying certain profiling criteria or to an individual customer as a personalised price. A suite of effective Risk Management tools is vital to the operator and the management of risk should be dependant solely on the operator’s own liabilities and their risk appetite. Suppliers should also focus on core competencies and have as many outsourced risk management partners linked to their offering, giving operators as much choice as possible. While product, promotions and market depth among other elements, all have a substantial role to play in the success and popularity of a sportsbook. The “commodity” at sale here is the odds associated with the bet and as such pricing is the main driver in a customer determining whether to choose operator A over operator B. SBC: How can operators build on their customer analytics to both enhance player experience and drive higher margins? CM: From a supplier’s perspective our role is to furnish the operator with the tools to manage their business and make decisions that are fact based. To that end, back office tooling is vital. However at gbet, we go one stage further and believe in ensuring our clients have access to real time data in order to offer the best possible experience to their customers. A good example might be a major televised football match where the referee has disallowed a perfectly good goal causing a number of punters to have losing bets which should have been winning ones. The gbet reporting tool allows the operator to check in real time which customers have placed a bet that should have been a winner and, by connecting to a CRM tool, communicate a justice payment or free bet to those customers within seconds of the event occurring or match ending.It’s the timing of the award that will strike the most resonant chord with the customer. The operator’s ability to interrogate the database and issue the promotion in real time means that the customer has funds in their account at the point when they felt most aggrieved. This encourages greater loyalty to the operator and ultimately greater lifetime value.SBC: How can AI and analytics be used to personalise and tailor the sports betting experience?CM: The online betting industry has done a U-turn in the last number of years in terms of content. The competitive battle was not so long ago being fought from a quantitative perspective, more events and more markets. Nowadays, operators should be taking a less is more approach, especially when it comes to mobile navigation and specifically this is where AI and personalisation can come in.For example, do I as a rugby punter, who has never placed a bet on cricket, want to see cricket promotions filling up real estate on my mobile phone, or worse still see them as app generated notifications on my mobile?The very simple answer is no, but again it’s the role of the technical supplier to provide the operator with the tools to allow the operator’s BI function to analyse my gameplay and ultimately populate the front end with events and promotions that are tailored uniquely for me. Data Warehousing is crucial to the gbet offering and allows the operator to take a panorama view of the end user’s activity across all channels and verticals. This simplifies the personalisation piece for Marketing/CRM and BI departments and allows greater automation of activity based on fact based decision making.SBC: A lot has been said recently about gamification, what can it do for sportsbook?CM: Engagement, engagement, engagement, that is what generates loyalty and ultimately increases LTV. As long and this is the caveat, the engagement is “opted into”, and is relevant to the end user. Gamification is in essence an attempt to move the consumer experience away from the purely transactional and give the bet a greater significance than the monetary value associated with it. How much more fun are competitions with leaderboards and bragging rights based on betting and tipping than simply the bet itself?  The concept of increasing gameplay by competition and leader boards isn’t a novel one, as anyone who wasted some of their formative years playing arcade games can testify. But the challenge for sports betting operators is to make gamification an enhancement of and complementary to the betting experience. Share StumbleUpon Alternative betting markets: short-term filler or long-term fixture? May 12, 2020 Share Frankie Dettori rides with Sporting Index  May 29, 2020last_img read more

Apple delays igaming ‘Native iOS’ enforcement

first_img Alessandro Sposito, ESA Gaming: Lightweight games for a heavy impact in Africa July 21, 2020 Share Related Articles Share StumbleUpon Racing Post adds Betfair markets to racing app December 30, 2019 Degree 53 ‘UX Review’ reviews operators against latest Apple app guidelines January 15, 2020 Apple has granted industry mobile developers with a further reprieve after confirming that it will delay the changes being made to its terms and conditions on its App Store policy.Updating its mobile policy, Apple has confirmed a six-month delay to its iOS design enforcement for betting-related apps, which were due to be implemented on 3 March 2020.In June 2019, Apple updated its App Store review guidelines by imposing restrictions on ‘real-money wagering apps’ as well as clamping down on non-native applications – a decision that caused much industry deliberation on Apple’s motives with regards to monitoring gambling apps.Apple had originally intended to enforce its gambling iOS demands by 12 September 2019.After a number of complaints regarding an ‘unrealistic’ time frame to implement changes, the deadline was moved to March 2020 to allow industry operators extra time to comply with the new guidelines. It has also been reported that Apple has plans in place to implement a clear distinction between native iOS apps and HTML5 products. The tech giant was reported to be frustrated by the number of industry operators utilising ‘container wraps’ to index their mobile casino or sportsbook websites as apps on its App Store.   Apple confirmed that its new real money app native IOS deadline will be pushed back to 30 June. Submitlast_img read more

Arsenal star Mesut Ozil ecstatic after discovering club named after him in Ghana

first_imgArsenal midfielder, Mesut Ozil has shown his appreciation after he discovered that a Ghanaian football club has been named after him.The name of the club is Abiriw Ozil Football Club and it is located in the Eastern Region of Ghana.Dr. Erkut Sogut, who happens to be Ozil’s agent was in Ghana at the beginning of December and took the opportunity to visit the club in Abiriw.He presented the players with some Arsenal jerseys on behalf of the German international.Whilst in Ghana, he was scouting for the next big talent in the country.He was also the guest speaker at events held in the  University of Ghana, Legon and the Ghana Institute of Journalism.❤🙏🏼 pic.twitter.com/4FH3hjYglH— Mesut Özil (@MesutOzil1088) December 10, 2019last_img

Pro rugby contracts on offer to Pacific youth

first_imgThe five day training camp which concludes today in Fiji comprised 30 under 23-year-olds from Fiji, Samoa and Tonga, who played in the World Rugby Pacific Challenge.The association’s Aayden Clark said the combine taught players how to deal with contracts, agents and life as an overseas based professional.He said the association is advising the players about the contracts on offer.”There’s some good ones too. Fantastic opportunities for the players. Thats the process that we are working through now as they show interest and also the next week or two will be critical for that,” said Aayden Clark.”It is not just a financial decision for the players. It is a whole raft of factors around whether its going to be the opportunity that they should take or not.”Mr Clark said young players from the Pacific often take overseas contracts without doing their due diligence.”At the moment we spend a lot of time and resource supporting players who have done that and found themselves in a bit of a sticky situation,” said Mr Clark.”There is a long list of things that can happen in an environment where a player feels a bit isolated, gets injured or is just lacking the usual support that they have from their family,” he said.”We have young players who leave overseas on a promise that they got on Facebook messenger with nothing really solid around what is going to be happening once they arrive in a differrent part of the world, so that is a big concern for us”.”This is the opportunity for us to try and prevent having to put in the intensive work later on down the track.”World Rugby in partnership with the Pacific Rugby Players Association are running the combine its general manager Peter Horn says the selected players have been identified by overseas rugby unions and clubs.”We are helping them connect with those clubs and World Rugby is providing a relocation package which supports the player to engage with the club and a relocation allowance to support them to have a soft landing,” Mr Horn said.”So one key thing that we are worried about is ensure that a player from a Pacific Island heritage integrates really well in the right club the right environment,” he said.”They can then actually develop as a rugby player, go on to higher honours in the future, potentially playing for the national program again and going to the world cup.”Peter Horn said the combine model has been borrowed from professional sporting codes in America.last_img read more

National County Meet: The Perfect Opportunity for Football Recidivism

first_imgFootball is incontrovertibly the biggest unifier in our country and, to a larger extent, plays a bigger role uniting global citizens. No wonder FIFA has demonstrated that the only universal language we all speak is football. My grandfather told me that during the 60s & 70s, this game was so popular that it became a national predilection where the entire citizenry would pulse for moment glue to their radio in firm anticipation for the team of their likings to triumph at the sound of the final whistle. On the streets, young men and women kibitz about the match of the day and the prospects of winning the league, while in the offices, it was impractical to hold a discussion without mentioning or an overture about the beautiful game.National zealousness about the game didn’t only provide satisfaction to the denizens from where a particular team originated, but to its many jubilating and die-hard fans. This was the single, most desirable, and nationally appropriate approach for reconciliation and recreation. Growing up in the late 80s, I remembered vividly when Invisible Eleven (IE) or Might Barrolle scored a magical goal; their lunatic fans went wild, roaming the local streets. As a little boy, I would join the crowd just for the fun of it not realizing that such excitement would be cut off from my teenage life or made seasonal only when the national team is “lucky” enough to display spectacularly. Was it the civil war that completely eradicated this enthusiasm from the game or it was poor management of the league and the local teams? The answer may be found in another paper.Fast forward to the status quo, the only games with attractive power to pull thousands of Liberians to the SKD and millions glue to their radio are the national county meet and, minimally, the senior national team matches. For the purpose of this paper, focus is on the national county meet. I commend the administrators who decided that the county meet would only feature non-top-flight division players. Based on my personal experience from the games between Nimba and Grand Gedeh and Bassa and Bong respectively, I couldn’t agree more with pundits that there should be a national discussion on how to extend the league to ensure that we don’t miss out on this national buy-in and zealousness associated with the tournament.No game develops without the support of the fans and our biggest opportunity lies clearly within the county meet. In most parts of Europe and elsewhere, the game evolved and developed from the communities establishing strong sense of ownership and social bond. That is why you have traditional clubs in most European cities today including Real Madrid (from the Spanish Capital), Barcelona (from Catalonia), Liverpool fc (from Liverpool), Manchester United (from Manchester), New Castle United (from New Castle) etc. Although the focus of the game has shifted to profit making (economic), those traditional teams still maintain their bond; even our local league has adopted the economic model.  I have listened to ideas about apportioning each national league club to a county for the purpose of establishing the bond which is seen in Europe and other parts of the world. Sincerely, I disagree with such approach because it won’t yield the expected results. The reason is simple. If we apportion each team to a county, do we have the authority over these clubs to assign counties? Will the county authorities have control over the management of the teams or its original owner? Wouldn’t FIFA frown against “nationalizing” club football in the country? I think we already missed out (from 1960-1989) to adopt this approach when the game had a different focus other than economic benefits.Improvement Tips for the CompetitionIf you ask any football lover about the extension of the county meet, considering the huge euphoria, mouth-watery and eye-catching performances, and exciting display of talents associated with the games, the answer will undoubtedly be yes! The Ministry of Youth and Sports (MYS) must definitely start a conversation on how to restructure the competition since our best opportunity to develop the game is glaringly shown within the tournament. Currently, the teams are organized in different zones based on region and the top two teams qualify for the quarterfinal which is played at the SKD. Although one of the primary objectives of the tournament is to develop (promote) talents within the county, this process only last for 30-40 days.As a recommendation, authorities at MYS can adopt a new model wherein the league is extended over an eight-month period.  The model follows similar approach in the LFA first division where all counties will play each other in a round league. That means each county will play 28 games on a home-away basis. The team top eight counties on the county meet table will automatically qualify for an eight-team quarterfinal showdown at the SKD.One would argue that this model takes away the essence within the LFA 3rd and 4th division league. Definitely, that will be the ultimate goal. If a county can put its 22 or 30 players on salary (even 1000LD per month) for the entire 8 months, many young players will be extremely willing and audacious to play for the counties. Let’s make this point that predominately, only 3rd and 4th division players are eligible to play in the current tournament in addition to 1 (or 2) 2nd division player. The LFA doesn’t require 3rd division clubs to pay their players so the 1000LD salary will be a big boast for the young players. Ultimately, the idea is to make the county meet a facsimile 3rd and 4th division league where all the excitements will be experienced. Players will even be compared to reside in the counties thereby abolishing the concept of choosing Monrovia-based players for the current tournament.While this idea may not be the only option to improving the game, a national discussion should be opened with all football stakeholders as a mean of reviving the game in our country.Indeed, this is our beautiful game!Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more