ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Arguably the most highly anticipated presidential election in decades is finally here, and voter enthusiasm is high.Early turnout in many states has smashed previous records, and Americans have already cast 70% of total votes recorded in the 2016 election, according to data from the U.S. Elections Project. Research from Gallup shows that voters are more excited to cast their ballot this year than in the last several general elections.The credit union industry has done its part to help with the democratic process. Institutions have given employees paid time off to vote and encouraged voter engagement. Trade associations have donated money and worked to elect candidates they believe will prioritize the industry’s interests.However, the divisive nature of this year’s campaign has also caused some credit unions to be cautious in anything they say about politics. And the coronavirus has forced some institutions to pull back from serving as polling places. continue reading »
Naia Mermaid Beach will boast a pretty gorgeous pool.A new residential tower in one of the Gold Coast’s most exclusive suburbs will offer over-sized apartments, with starting prices well below the median apartment sales price for Mermaid Beach.One bedroom apartments at the $88 million Naia development will start from $380,000 – $45,000 less than the December quarter median sales price of $425,000, according to CoreLogic.Stylish, contemporary bedrooms.The 24-level project, launched by Eastview (Australia) on December 16, will be located 400m from the beach, and a short stroll to Pacific Fair Shopping Centre, light rail and The Star Gold Coast entertainment complex.The interior styling will be chic, modern and maximise on the building’s abundant natural light.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach Northless than 1 hour ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa20 hours agoAgent Steven Chen, of The Agency, which has been appointed to market the project, said Naia was a rare offering for the Mermaid Beach area.The open-plan living spaces are designed to accommodate easy living.“Naia launches to the market at a time when owner occupier buyers are dominating the city’s apartment sales,” Mr Chen said.“Contemporary apartment product is scarce in Mermaid Beach, and as one of the first high-rise towers in the area, Naia will deliver a luxurious seaside lifestyle at a very reasonable price point.” Naia’s oversized one, two and three-bedroom apartments will feature sophisticated interiors, ocean views and expansive outdoor entertainment areas including a spectacular communal rooftop precinct with sweeping ocean and city views.Designed by Gold Coast architects TVS, Naia’s 97 apartments will be wrapped in a stunning seaside-inspired design and will feature an exclusive rooftop residents’ lounge with a swimming pool.The Naia development comes after Eastview completed $1 billion of work on the Gold Coast, including The Wave, Vogue and Verve at Broadbeach, Sanbano at Coolangatta, and the Ivory and Element buildings at Burleigh Heads.The company is also progressing its beachfront Northcliffe Residences in Surfers Paradise, where almost 70 per cent of the 75 apartments have sold.Eastview managing director Graham Goldman said Naia would “epitomise everything people are looking for in a modern beachside apartment lifestyle”.Construction is expected to start in the last quarter of 2018, with the sales display open daily from 10am to 5pm. The display suite will be transformed into a community space once all apartments are sold, and will host local artists and students’ artwork from local schools.
In her opening round, she shot 11 pars, two birdies, two bogies, a double bogey on hole seven and a triple bogey on hole ten. Following her round, Dreher spoke about what took place on those two tough holes.”Made a triple on 10. Hit a decent drive but I actually hit it too far. Was blocked out by trees for my second shot but thought I could hit a wedge over them to the front of the green. Ended up clipping a branch and my ball dropped down into the hazard. I played it out of the hazard then hit it on the green and had a three-putt for 7. On 17, I hit my ball to the left and it hit the cart path and bounced into the trees, had to take an unplayable lie and went on to make a 6.”- Advertisement -Despite the two bumps in the road, Dreher says she otherwise felt good about the way her round went, and she’s excited to get back out on the course tomorrow.