How has the real estate industry stepped up safety during COVID-19?

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr This post is currently collecting data… COVID-19 is changing the way we do business and how we handle our personal lives. This year, we’ve seen both a global pandemic and record high home sales. How has the real estate industry adjusted to ensure their clients’ safety and peace of mind during the homebuying process?In this blog post, we’ll take a look at some of the safety precautions and alternate approaches to in-person meetings real estate professionals have adopted to facilitate safe transactions during the current health crisis.Going VirtualDigital technology has been one of our strongest allies this year. If we had encountered the coronavirus 25 years ago, there’s no telling where we would be today. Fortunately, living in the digital age has armed us with solutions for nearly every problem we’ve been faced with this year. Transitioning to working from home, helping our kids attend virtual classes, ordering curbside pickup, and shopping online have resulted in consumers across all demographics being far more comfortable navigating digital landscapes.center_img This is placeholder text continue reading »last_img read more

Watch: Liverpool 0-2 Chelsea: Ba & Willian blow title race open after Gerrard slip

first_imgSteven Gerrard’s mistake allowed Demba Ba to deal a huge blow to Liverpool’s Premier League title hopes and give a weakened Chelsea side a famous win at Anfield.Gerrard’s slip on the stroke of half-time allowed Ba to race through unopposed on Simon Mignolet’s goal and slot the ball home to give the visitors a lead they never relinquished.Liverpool poured forward but were repeatedly frustrated by Chelsea’s massed defensive ranks and ran out of ideas long before Willian sprinted upfield to tap a second into an empty net at the death.Brendan Rodgers’ men are now just two points clear of Chelsea at the top of the table, while the result also provides a huge boost to third-placed Manchester City’s hopes of catching Brendan Rodgers’ side.Much was made before the game of Jose Mourinho’s team selection three days ahead of the second leg of Chelsea’s Champions League semi-final against Atletico Madrid.The Portuguese had hinted at fielding a weakened side and did just that on Sunday, leaving Gary Cahill and Willian on the bench and handing a Premier League debut to 20-year-old defender Tomas Kalas. With Frank Lampard, John Obi Mikel and Nemanja Matic – all unavailable for the game with Atletico – screening the back four, Chelsea were set up with the objective of frustrating their opponents and the gameplan worked perfectly as Liverpool struggled to create any clear-cut opportunities, despite enjoying a greater share of possession.As a result, the leaders drew a blank for the first time in 26 league games and were condemned to their maiden top-flight defeat in 2014, having last been beaten in December’s reverse meeting with Chelsea.Ashley Cole fired an early warning shot for the visitors in the sixth minute, with a fizzing 25-yard effort that Mignolet parried away low to his left, while Philippe Coutinho volleyed into the side-netting from a tight angle at the other end.Cole was involved again in the 14th minute, this time clearing off the line after the ball had ricocheted off Mikel, before Sakho scooped Luis Suarez’s driven ball over the crossbar from six yards out.The hosts continued to enjoy the greater share of possession and Suarez curled an effort a yard over the bar from the edge of the box four minutes before the interval. For all Liverpool’s dominance, they fell behind in the third minute of stoppage time at the end of the first half.Moments after Kalas had glanced a free header wide from a corner, Gerrard’s slip allowed Ba to race clear and the Senegalese striker kept his cool to slot underneath Mignolet.Liverpool tested Mark Schwarzer for the first time in the 59th minute, the Australian getting down low to his left to keep out Joe Allen’s first-time volley from just outside the area.Andre Schurrle brought a similar stop out of Mignolet three minutes later, while Gerrard saw an effort from distance comfortably held by Schwarzer.Liverpool continued to press hard for an equaliser, Schwarzer tipping Suarez’s rasping drive over the bar in stoppage time, but as the hosts pushed on they were left exposed at the back and Willian had the simple task of finding an empty net after Torres’ unselfish square ball.last_img read more

Teams battle to reach final 16

first_imgThree Peat Promotions/Guinness Cage CompetitionAfter two nights of pulsating action, tonight’s round of matches in the Three Peat Promotions/Guinness Cage Competition is anticipated to easily surpass the previous nights in intensity and excitement as the teams battle for survival to clinch a spot in the next round.Dubbed the “East Coast Best vs. the Rest,” the tournament will again see Haslington Market Tarmac become the combat zone for the expected thrill in what has become the most popular format in the sport locally.A number of teams are on the precipice of exiting the competition, among them is the country’s most celebrated team, Sparta Boss; while other established teams, such as Buxton Diamond, Melanie ‘A’, Beterverwagting ‘B’, and even the increasingly popular Uprising, all are in must-win situations to secure their berths in the Round of 16 segment.The support from the fans has been excellent all round, and this trend is likely to continue as they focus on helping their respective teams move on in the competition.Among the entities in support of the cause are: Banks DIH under its Guinness and Power Wine brands, Clarks footwear giants Chetsons, E-Networks Inc., KSM Investments, Yhip’s Bakery, Brass Aluminium & Cast Iron Foundry (BACIF), Ray’s Auto Sales, Y.K. Investments, Trophy Stall, Express Shipping, Woodpecker Products, National Sports Commission, ‘C’ Division of the Guyana Police Force, Jai Signs & Auto Designs, Gaming Authority, Julius Variety Store, and C & C Prestigious Styles.The fixtures are:Broad Street vs Avocado Ballers – 19:00hrsVictoria Church Yard vs North East La Penitence – 19:20hrsLeopold St. vs Paradise – 19:40hrsSparta Boss vs Haslington Hypers – 20:00hrsBack Circle vs. Melanie ‘B’ – 20:20hrsTiger Bay vs. Albouystown – 20:40hrsKitty Hustlers vs. Victoria Eagles – 21:00hrsAlexander Village vs. Ol Skool Ballers – 21:20hrsBuxton Diamond vs. Vryheid’s Lust – 21:40hrsMelanie ‘A’ vs. Blazers – 22:00hrsPlaisance vs. Belfield Warriors – 22:20hrsUprising vs. BV ‘B’ – 22:40hrslast_img read more