• Brown – Tamborine Mountain and Springbrook National Park• Light Blue – Surfers Paradise Beachfront Markets, Beach Festival and Miami Marketta• Pink – HOTA (Home of the Arts), CBUS Super Stadium and Metricon Stadium• Orange – Dreamworld, Wet ‘N’ Wild and Movie World• Red – Cavill Avenue, Pacific Fair and The Star• Yellow – Main Beach, South Stradbroke Island and Sanctuary Cove• Green – Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, Bond University and QT Gold Coast• Dark Blue – Skypoint Observation Deck and Gold Coast Lifeguards RELATED: Gold Coast’s slice of Paris Gold Coast landmarks featured on the board: The Gold Coast Monopoly Board is launching today.EVER thought about buying Movie World, Pacific Fair or the Skypoint Observation Deck?Now is your chance with the highly anticipated Gold Coast Monopoly board launching today.Thousands of people and businesses made suggestions about what Coast landmarks should be immortalised on the locally-themed squares over the past few months. The Skypoint Observation Deck is one of the Coast’s landmarks that is featured on the board.Among those chosen were Tambourine Mountain, HOTA, Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary and South Stradbroke Island.The game first hit the shelves in 1935 and has since been played by more than 1 billion people. It is played in 114 countries and comes in 47 different languages.RELATED: Floating penthouses attract international interest Players will also get the chance to buy Movie World if they land on an orange square. Metricon Stadium is also up for grabs.“It’s everything you love about the traditional game adapted in a way that all Gold Coast lovers will enjoy for years to come.”Representative of Winning Moves, the manufacturers of the Gold Coast version of Monopoly under licence from Hasbro, Dale Hackett said it was the biggest city edition ever launched in Australia.“The Gold Coast community has fully embraced bringing this game to life and now it’s available for the public to purchase and roll the dice,” he said. The Classic Monopoly. More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa14 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days agoGold Coast deputy mayor Donna Gates made the first roll of the dice when the new board was launched at Surfers Paradise this morning.“I’m glad so many fans and businesses got involved in having their say because the board truly showcases what this great city has to offer,” she said. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:51Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:51 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD576p576p432p432p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. 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 Rate1xFullscreenStarting your hunt for a dream home00:51
Regimented Palace registered their sixth clean sheet in 11 games by throwing 10 men behind the ball where possible, and squeezing toothless Stoke between the lines. Puncheon took his time for the crucial finish, that came after good work from Yannick Bolasie and Adrian Mariappa. Palace’s goal hero could have doubled his tally but for a fine late save from Stoke goalkeeper Jack Butland, who also denied Marouane Chamakh and Joel Ward in the same sequence. Despite some late jitters though, Pulis felt Palace fully merited victory against his former club, ending the week he turned 56 with a belated birthday gift. “It’s a pleasing result for us, because we need to win home games, and to get a clean sheet was good,” said Pulis. “I was hoping and praying we’d get a second goal but Butland made some great saves. “I felt more nervous in the last 10 minutes when they pushed (Ryan) Shawcross up front and just played balls into the box. “You’re hoping one of those doesn’t drop to someone, luckily it didn’t, and fortunately for us. “We broke ever so well at times, created good opportunities from that and we should have scored more goals.” Frustrated Stoke manager Mark Hughes admitted his side deserved to come away with no reward from Selhurst Park. Stoke are now without an away Premier League win in nine matches, with Hughes admitting concern at the Potters’ away record. “It was a low-quality game from both sides I would suggest, there wasn’t a lot of guile and creativity shown,” he said. “We didn’t have enough creativity in that final third to cause them enough problems of note. “And that’s where we are at the moment, we’re okay at the back and into midfield, but then we get to a point where we find it difficult to create those clear-cut chances. “So it’s disappointing that we were unable to really build a performance that would enable us to take the game away from Palace. “We’ve been talking about our away form and we really felt this was a game we could win, but we gave away that goal and after that it was always going to be difficult.” Pledging to sharpen up his side’s defending, Hughes conceded Stoke had allowed Puncheon far too easy a path to the winning finish. “We’re better than that, and we can’t allow consecutive errors to happen in Premier League games, because inevitably they lead to goals,” he said. “That allowed the lad to shoot in the six-yard box, and they scored the winning goal. “Those frailties in our defence need to be worked on and that’s something we’ll address.” Southampton loan forward Puncheon fired Palace to a 1-0 Barclays Premier League victory over Stoke at Selhurst Park on Saturday. The 27-year-old’s cool finish was in stark contrast to his much-maligned penalty howler in Palace’s 2-0 defeat at Spurs last weekend. Puncheon met the final whistle with palpable relief, wiping tears from his eyes and punching the air in delight, as Palace eased out of the relegation zone. Puncheon was clearly happy to move past a week of controversy, after his Twitter spat with Neil Warnock, that included threats of legal action from the former Palace boss. But Eagles manager Pulis played down Puncheon’s unsettled week, saying he never had any doubts his loan recruit would come good. “We had no problems with Punch, he missed a penalty albeit by a great distance, but that’s what happens in life,” said Pulis. “You get ups and downs, especially being a professional footballer. “The most important thing was for him to get back on and do what he does best and that is play football. “He’s a good player, he can do things, create chances and score goals, and that’s more like falling off a bike for the first time. “You make sure you get back on that bike quickly and start pedalling again.” Match-winner Jason Puncheon never showed signs of his horror-show penalty miss at Tottenham affecting his form against Stoke, according to Crystal Palace boss Tony Pulis. Press Association
Portugal key player, Cristiano Ronaldo on Thursday cut short a training session with the team after what looked like a damage to his tendintis.He left the field with an ice pack over his left knee.The Real Madrid maestro is relied upon in the Portugal team, but the 29-year-old’s campaign could have taken a hit if the injury that bothered him at Real Madrid has made its way to Brazil.Ronaldo trained with the rest of the team for about 15-20 minutes doing physical exercises but then did not take part in the rest of the session with full ball drills.Instead, he stretched on his own and signed a few shirts for fans before going to sit on the bench. When he left, he had an ice pack over his left knee.Ronaldo has been bothered by left leg injuries ahead of the World Cup, and was sidelined for two weeks with tendinitis in the knee and a thigh problem. Nana Kwaku Bonsam – whose name translates literally as “Devil of Wednesday” – predicted in February that the Real Madrid forward would be forced to miss the tournament in Brazil with injury.Kwaku Bonsam says he is behind Ronaldo’s injuries.A statement from the Portuguese FA on Wednesday confirmed that Ronaldo is suffering from tendinosis in his left knee as well as nursing a muscle problem in his left thigh, which caused him to miss the 0-0 draw with Greece at the weekend.Ghana are set to meet Portugal in their final match of Group G in Brasilia on 26 June and Bonsam claims to have conjured a special powder from his gods, mixed with several leaves and concoctions which have been placed around an image and caricature of the former Manchester United player.
DES MOINES — A bill to force every Iowa business to check a federal database to confirm prospective employees are legal residents or U.S. citizens has cleared a senate committee. Republican Senator Julian Garrett of Indianola said it’s time for the state to act.“Employers who hire people in the country illegally…that’s unfair to law-abiding people,” Garrett said during today’s Senate Judiciary Committee meeting. “And they suffer then because some employers cut their costs by hiring people that they can pay substandard wages to.”Senator Rob Hogg of Cedar Rapids, a Democrat, said he supports penalties for businesses that hire undocumented workers, but the bill includes no extra money for state agencies to investigate those companies.“It also forced employers, even if they personally know the employees they’re hiring — so you might have a business where you’re hiring a niece or a nephew — to use a system that routinely wrongly flags thousands of US citizens as not properly documented every year,” Hogg said.The bill has the backing of 26 Republican senators, which means it has enough votes to pass the state senate. If it becomes law, businesses caught hiring undocumented workers would lose their licenses or permits to operate in Iowa.Business groups have raised objections to the bill, arguing it’s up to the federal government to establish immigration policy rather than the states. They warn the bill might create a statewide hiring freeze, too, if there’s another federal government shutdown, since the E-Verify system would be inaccessible.
Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Isa Molde put up a team-high 18 points to lead the Lady Maroons, who are without the injured Diana Carlos.UP’s march in the third set was similar to what happened in the previous two with the Lady Blazers pestering the Lady Maroons until the final points.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’The Lady Maroons held a 22-18 lead but Marites Pablo tied the set at 22 before Ayel Estrañero got called for an error that gave Benilde a 23-22 lead.Estrañero then, had another mistake when she touched the net that put Benilde up, 26-25, but that was just the precursor to Molde’s late-game heroics. Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netUniversity of the Philippines survived a tough showing by College of St. Benilde to claim the match in three sets, 26-24, 27-25, 29-27, in the Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference Wednesday at Filoil Flying V Centre.The Lady Maroons remained in the fourth spot of the standings with a 3-2 record while the Lady Blazers are at 1-4 and are barely hanging on to their semifinals hopes.ADVERTISEMENT Peza offers relief to ecozone firms MOST READ LATEST STORIES Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins View comments Klarisa Abriam fired a game-high 20 points to lead the Lady Blazers.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew WNBA set for wild dash to regular season finish Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Molde tied the set at 26-26 with a crosscourt kill then put UP at the 28-27 match point with another kill.“My team made very juvenile mistakes a team like UP should not be making,” said UP head coach Godfrey Okumu. “That’s why the game was long and we had many chances that if we executed quickly the game would’ve been over quicker.”“The team we played against was not an easy team and it gave other teams before a hard time. We have to accept that they’re not just here to play but they’re here to compete and win.”Molde finished things off with a service ace after Felicia Cui failed to put the ball over the net.Rookie Nicole Anne Magsarile added 10 points to UP’s cause.ADVERTISEMENT