Kelsie Selby, of Ocean City, and her two children, Addison, 4, and 1-year-old Cole, couldn’t be happier about a stroll on the Ocean City Boardwalk. By MADDY VITALEJust one day after Ocean City Mayor Jay Gillian gave the green light to beach lovers and opened the city’s beaches, he officially opened the Boardwalk on Monday to strollers, joggers and others who make the resort’s 2.5-mile-long wooden promenade a staple to spring and summer enjoyment.The mayor announced in his community message that, in addition to the beach access for exercise and shared-use path across the Route 52 Causeway being reopened over the weekend, the Boardwalk officially has opened up. They were all closed down beginning in late March. Restrictions are loosening up as the number of COVID-19 cases decline, but doing things slowly is important, Ocean City officials said.“Allowing limited access to these outdoor areas is the first step in reopening the city. Please strictly adhere to all social distancing guidelines,” Gillian said in a statement. For Kelsie Selby, of Ocean City, and her children, Addison, 4, and 1-year-old son, Cole, the day couldn’t have been any better during a Boardwalk stroll Monday afternoon.“It feels amazing,” Selby said. “It has been a struggle to keep the kids isolated from their friends.”People also took advantage of beach access Monday.Earlier in the day, Selby and her husband, Justin, a Vineland police officer, joined friends and family to walk along the beach.“Today is a blessing,” Selby noted. “Yesterday was the first day the beaches opened back up. Today is the Boardwalk. Now it feels more normal and getting back to the Ocean City we love.”Although the Boardwalk and its bathrooms, and the beaches opened in the resort, the Boardwalk merchants are still closed unless they are considered essential, such as food establishments, according to Gov. Phil Murphy’s orders.“We will continue to work with the governor’s office on plans to safely remove restrictions on retail stores and other businesses, to provide full access to the beach, and to get people back to work,” Gillian said in his statement.Bicyclists, walkers and joggers kept social distance and some wore masks as they made their way up and down the Boardwalk on the partly sunny, near-60 degree day.Police Chief Jay Prettyman said everything was going well and it appeared people were keeping a safe distance from each other and adhering to other guidelines.Prettyman emphasized that people’s safety is paramount to anything else.Crowds enjoy a walk and bike ride on the Boardwalk while maintaining social distancing from strangers.“People have to self-regulate,” Prettyman said. “They have to do what is right.”Maintaining at least 6 feet apart between strangers is the main way to lessen the spread of the coronavirus, the chief reiterated.Prettyman noted that the business owners need to have a chance to work out their plans for handling safe sales operations, which practicing social distancing.He said, however, businesses could possibly reopen in the near future.Two Boardwalk fans, Tom Murphy, of Collings Lakes, N.J., and his daughter, Skylar, 19, decided to travel down for the day to see what was open.They were pleasantly surprised to see the Boardwalk was open, along with the beaches.“It’s nice to spend time with my dad and it’s good that things are open up for a change,” Skylar said. “It feels like we are free again after being in the house so much. It feels more normal now.”Her father agreed, but also noted that they were carrying masks with them and maintained social distancing from strangers while enjoying the Boardwalk.Father-daughter duo, Tom Murphy and Skylar, 19, both of Collings Lakes, N.J., take a walk in the fresh ocean air.
In Portugal we find one of the great nonsense of the day. The Famalicao, great revelation of the NOS League, fell 0-7 against Vitória de Guimaraes, who had no mercy with the team of Álex Centelles and Toni Martínez. Those of Vila Nova, who played with a player less since 23 ’for the expulsion of Anderson, lost the opportunity to finish the day in third position.Yes it is third the Honka, which rose to the third place of his group in the Suomen Cup thanks to a goal from the Canary Borjas Martín In the discount. Those of Espoo, who started the competition with a draw and a defeat, achieved their first win of the season and in the next day will be measured at TPS Turku.He also suffered to take the three points St. Gallen, who had to play the last minutes of his game against Servette with one player less after the expulsion of Valencian Victor Ruiz. Those of San Galo prevailed thanks to a goal from Itten and continue to lead the Swiss First Division with the same points as the Young Boys. Jordi Quintillá, who also started, played 90 minutes in the midfield of Peter Zeidler’s.Tables in the Costa Rican classicThe weekend also left Spanish protagonists in America. Without going any further the Alajuelense of the sports director Agustin Lleida he reaped a home draw in the Costa Rican classic against Saprissa. The Guabirá of Bruno Easter, which ended with a streak of three consecutive losses 2-1 imposing Bolivar at the Opening of Bolivia.In Nicaragua he highlighted Pablo Gállego, who opened the scoring in the visit of his club, Managua FC, which was his first team in the Central American country, Real Estelí. The confrontation between two of the teams called to play the Clausura ended with a 0-2 visitor victory. After reaping three victories and one defeat in the first four days, Gállego’s team is second.It is also second, although in Mexico, the Pumas de Michel Gonzalez, which beat Atlético de San Luis 4-0 and is the only team in the MX League that after five days still does not know defeat. “It has been a more complex game than the result reflects,” said the Spanish coach after the meeting.In Asia, the achievement of the Vissel Kobe of Andres Iniesta Y Sergi Samper, which was proclaimed champion of Supercopa in Japan after defeating Yokohama Marinos in a round of agonizing penalties in which there were up to nine consecutive failures. The Mohun Bagan of Kibu Vicuña also lives a great moment, which defeated Punjab 1-0 with Fran Morante, Fran González and Joseba Beitia in the 11th and already accumulates nine consecutive games without losing. The return of the Ekstraklasa (Polish First Division) marked the weekend in code ‘Spaniards around the world’. We also have protagonists in Cyprus, where ‘Spanish AEK Larnaca’ managed to impose itself on APOEL, or in Greece, where Marc Fernández and Fran Vélez signed the goals of the draw between Asteras Tripolis and Aris de Thessaloniki.Poland smells like football againThe return of the Polish First Division marked the European weekend. Santi Samanes, Already recovered from the pubalgia that kept him away from the playing fields since his arrival in Poland, he played his first minutes with Arka Gdynia, who fell at home (0-1) against the Krakow of Rubio López. They also debuted in the competition Carlos Moros Y Samu Corral, Headlines during the visit of the LKS Lodz to the Warsaw Legia. The spring knights came forward in 53 ’, but the leader turned the scoreboard in the final minutes. He signed it 3-1 José Kanté, whose role in the attack of the Vukovic team will be crucial after the departure of Jaroslaw Niezgoda to the MLS.Like Kanté, he also ‘wet’ Jorge Felix -Recently elected best foreigner of 2019 in the Ekstraklasa-, which opened the scoring in the Piast Gliwice victory over Zaglebie. And although he did it with the subsidiary, he also scored Dani Ramírez, whom the accumulation of cards prevented him from playing this weekend with the first team of Lech Poznan. The Spaniard, brand new winter signing of the railroad, will be under the command of Dariusz Zuraw to visit Krakow next Sunday.The Asteras Tripolis-Aris of the 23rd round in the Greek Super League also had a Spanish flavor. Six Spaniards – Dani Suárez, Marc Fernández and Xesc Regís for the locals and Julián Cuesta, Fran Vélez and Matilla for the visitors – were headlines and two of them signed the only two goals of the match: Vélez advanced to Aris in the 13th minute and Fernández matched the light in the 26 ’. Borja Fernández, Albert Riera and José Luis Valiente were the changes of the Asteras in the second half.Also in Greece, although in the Third Division, it is worth noting the triumph of AO Trikala, which won 1-0 against Aspropyrgos Enosis thanks to a lonely goal by the Spanish Diego Peláez, former Teruel, Conquense or Mirandés.In Cyprus it was AEK Larnaca who monopolized all the prominence. The team whose sports management occupies Arnal Llibert managed to defeat APOEL and did it with eight Spanish soccer players in 11: Toño Ramírez, Acorán Barrera, José Manuel Fernández, Román Golobart, Mikel González, José Naranjo, Lluís Sastre and Joan Truyols. It is curious, therefore, that the only goal of the match was signed by Dutch Hector Hevel.
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Parina Lamba, 4, knew what she wanted in the new Ikea store here, the first by the Swedish retail giant in India. She hopped onto a daybed on the showroom floor, lay down and would not get off.“She didn’t sit on any other bed,” said Parina’s father, Sarav Lamba, one of about 7,000 people to get early access to Ikea’s store a few days before this Thursday’s grand opening.Lamba was sold. The Hemnes bed was like none other he had seen in Hyderabad, featuring a pullout tray that allowed it to become a double bed — perfect for when Parina’s grandmother came to visit, he said. At 39,970 rupees, or $582, with two mattresses, the price was fair, he added. And as an engineer, he was looking forward to putting it together with his daughter’s help. “I love DIY,” he said.Ikea, the world’s largest furniture retailer, is betting that millions of middle- and upper-class Indians are similar to the Lambas. Six years after it was first planned, the 400,000-square-foot store in Hyderabad is the first step toward fulfilling Ikea’s ambitions in the country, with more outlets scheduled to debut in Mumbai, Bangalore and the Delhi area in the next two years. By 2025, the company hopes to have 25 stores in India, some of them in a new, small format.A woman browses the kitchenwares at Ikea’s new 400,000-square-foot location in Hyderabad, the Swedish retail giant’s first location in India. Photo: Atul Loke/The New York TimesIkea’s opening in India — and its subsequent success or failure — is likely to become a case study for other international retailers.India’s retail landscape is complex. With a growing middle class, its 1.3 billion people buy about $30 billion a year of furniture, lighting and household items like bed linens and cookware, according to Technopak, an Indian consulting firm.But despite the efforts of a few local chains, 95 percent of those goods are sold through small shops that offer custom-built products, usually specializing in one category such as wooden furniture or lamps, and free assembly and delivery.“The consumer in India is kind of pampered,” said Ankur Bisen, who heads Technopak’s retail and consumer products division.Ikea stores are the polar opposite. Part showroom and part warehouse, they are sprawling outlets that are far from city centers with mazes of giant bins and floor-to-ceiling shelves. Ikea’s brand signals affordable, mass-produced and functional, and its design aesthetic is lightweight and lean, in contrast to the heavier, bulkier furniture traditionally favored in Indian households.Yet Ikea, with its reputation for good value, also appeals to the bargain-hunting nature of the Indian shopper.“In India, a lot is driven by the price of the goods and not so much about the quality,” said Anil Talreja, a partner at Deloitte’s India arm who works with retailers.All of this has forced Ikea to rethink its product lineup and store operations for India. Although the Hyderabad store has the classic Ikea layout, what’s on display is somewhat different.Given India’s lower income levels, the store features hundreds of products — from dolls to spice jars — priced at less than 100 rupees, or $1.45. In some cases, Ikea is selling a product in India for less than it charges elsewhere. In other instances, the company is tailoring it for local tastes. For example, most Indians do not use knives to eat and primarily want spoons, so the company ditched its children’s plastic cutlery packs and instead sells four spoons for 15 rupees, or 22 cents.Ikea employees also visited about 1,000 homes in various cities to understand how people lived and what they needed. Indian families spend a lot of time together, with relatives frequently popping in, so the company added more folding chairs and stools that could serve as flexible seating.Indian women are also shorter than Europeans and Americans, so the company decided to showcase some cabinets and countertops at lower heights. And with children often sleeping in the same room as their parents until they are in elementary school, its model bedroom squeezes in a child’s bed amid all the other furniture.“We want to be as relevant as possible,” said Nick Elliott, an Australian who heads interior design for Ikea’s Hyderabad store. Even the cafeteria caters to Indian tastes, with biryani, samosas and vegetarian Swedish meatballs on the menu and 1,000 available seats, more than any other Ikea in the world, to accommodate the more leisurely dining style of Indian families.Figuring out how to adapt Ikea’s furniture was more difficult. Some items popular in the United States, such as untreated pine furniture, do not endure in south India’s hot and humid climate. Metal or wooden furniture needs small risers to lift it off the floor because people frequently clean their floors with water.(BEGIN OPTIONAL TRIM.)Import duties and other taxes can raise the cost of an Ikea chair or cabinet by 30 to 50 percent. That forced the company to price many imported products higher than it does elsewhere in the world.“We’re still not as affordable as we want to be yet,” said John Achillea, who oversees the Hyderabad store and its 950 employees after running Ikeas in St. Louis and in Sunrise, Florida.Ikea also added 150 assemblers to its Hyderabad store, and it is working with UrbanClap, a home services company, to offer customers like Lamba the option of hiring a trained carpenter to put together his daybed for about $10.The quest to keep lowering its prices in India has prompted Ikea to seek new local suppliers. The company is getting carpets, pillows, mattresses and even some of its popular Ektorp sofas from local manufacturers. Globally, Indian suppliers sell about $400 million of goods a year to Ikea, primarily textiles. Over time, the company wants to expand that to other categories.Parina Lamba, 4, tests a daybed at Ikea’s new 400,000-square-foot location in Hyderabad, the Swedish retail giant’s first location in India. Photo: Atul Loke/The New York TimesIndia’s government is also pushing the company to “buy Indian,” since it requires foreign-owned, single-brand retailers to tap local suppliers for at least 30 percent of the value of the goods they sell in the country. Ikea predicts it will initially come in at 19 percent, although the company will be able to meet the legal requirements for the first five years with the help of its purchases of Indian-made products for its global stores.Achillea said finding more Indian suppliers will help the company in other ways. “Ikea is about volume,” he said. “Producing more locally, more Indian-relevant products, that will drive the prices lower and then obviously the volume goes up.”In Hyderabad, Ikea is in an area known as Hitec City, where thousands of new apartments are going up and multinational tech companies like Amazon, Dell, Capgemini, Tech Mahindra and Deloitte have offices. Many customers at the store last weekend worked at those companies or were familiar with Ikea from other countries.In the city’s traditional furniture district, Nampally, furniture sellers said they were not worried about Ikea stealing their business. The new store will get people excited about buying furniture, they said, and customers will come to check out the local options, too.Srinithdas Mundhada, whose 45-year-old store sells metal furniture like storage cabinets and cheap plastic chairs and stools, said that he and his family have already gotten adept at competing with big foreign-owned retailers.“We are cheaper than Amazon,” he said. “We welcome Ikea with a warm heart.”© New York Times 2018 Related ItemsHyderabadikea