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What the? Noosa unit now more expensive than a Brisbane house

first_imgREIQ chief executive Antonia Mercorella. Photo: Claudia Baxter.Tom Offermann of Tom Offermann Real Estate, who handles some of the biggest home transactions in Noosa, said he was confident 2019 would be a repeat of the past year’s growth as buyers continued to outnumber sellers.“We have negotiated some record breaking sales this year at $14 million, $15.2 million and $18 million, and have more buyers right now with up to $20 million for the right property,” Mr Offermann said. This property at 21-23 Webb Rd, Sunshine Beach, sold for $18 million this year.He said price growth in the region was underpinned by the lack of land available for development because of stringent council planning policies, and the fact around 80 per cent of Noosa was covered by protected green space and waterways. “Buyer demand remains strong, and effectively for someone to move to Noosa, someone has to check out,” Mr Offermann said.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus15 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market15 hours ago“New residents continue to be drawn from mostly eastern seaboard capital cities, and there is a growing proportion of overseas and expat buyers. “This year we noticed a spike in activity by Sydney buyers, many citing their daily frustrations of battling with worsening traffic jams.” MORE: Brisbane’s ‘bat cave’ has sold This beachfront home at 9 Hedges Ave, Mermaid Beach, sold for $12m in September.Across the rest of the state, the Mackay housing market continued its comeback, with the annual median sale price increasing 5.6 per cent to $340,000.Rental demand is on the rise, putting downward pressure on vacancies and increasing median rents, making Mackay the tightest rental market in the state at 0.9 per cent.“Mackay has become the comeback kid, bouncing back from a very gloomy position just 18 months ago,” Ms Mercorella said. REIQ chief executive Antonia Mercorella said the September quarter had delivered “stunning” growth for the state’s coastal markets, particularly Noosa.“Noosa is the juggernaut that won’t be stopped,” Ms Mercorella said.“It’s our powerhouse market and its growth has been meteoric, to say the least.”Ms Mercorella said a typical unit in Noosa was more expensive than many houses in Greater Brisbane, particularly in the regions of Ipswich, Logan, Moreton Bay and Redland.“This is an area that is highly desirable and is attracting buyers from all over the world,” she said.center_img Sally-Ann and Anthony Caligari with their son Kai, 12, and dog, Tilly, at their Noosa home. Photo: Lachie Millard.A TYPICAL apartment in Noosa is now more expensive than an average house on Brisbane’s outskirts, with the coastal juggernaut’s housing market blitzing the rest of the state.New September quarter figures from the Real Estate Institute of Queensland reveal Noosa was the best performing region in Queensland with the annual median house price gaining 8.7 per cent to a new high of $715,000.But that was outshone by the unit market, with the average apartment price jumping 12.2 per cent to $550,000.Records were broken on both the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast, with the median house prices for both regions hitting new highs of $580,000 and $629,000, respectively. RELATED: Development set to enhance Coast Tom Offermann of Tom Offermann Real Estate. Picture: Jack Tran.Mr Offermann said the strength in the unit market was due to exceptionally high rental returns generated by holiday units. Anthony and Sally-Ann Caligari and their two children moved to Noosa from the Victorian hamlet of Ocean Grove late last year.“Like everyone else, we moved here for the lifestyle!” Mrs Caligari said.“Why wouldn’t you want to live in Noosa?“We’re so blessed.”The small business owner said she was thankful, but not surprised the coastal region had recorded such strong house price growth.“We wanted somewhere that was going to be thriving for our kids’ sake and for our own business prosperity,” Mrs Caligari said.“We could see the real estate growth potential in Noosa. “The uni’s just down the road and there’s a lot of infrastructure going in around here.”House and unit price growth on the Gold Coast has been well supported by interstate migration and waterfront houses continue to record strong sales.Clive Palmer’s purchase of a beachfront home at 9 Hedges Avenue in Mermaid Beach was a standout sale in September — fetching $12 million.last_img read more

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AML to Equip PRIC New Icebreaker

first_imgThe Polar Research Institute of China (PRIC) has selected AML Oceanographic’s Moving Vessel Profiler as the underway profiling system for their new icebreaker, Xuelong 2. This is the second contract for the deep water, underway profiler MVP300 secured through AML’s local agent, Laurel Technologies Company of Hong Kong, within the last four months.The solution to be supplied to PRIC includes the MVP, instrumentation, installation, and training services.“We chose MVP300 to collect high density real-time CTD profiles without stopping the vessel. The MVP system also allows us to collect other scientific data such as Chlorophyll A, Dissolved Oxygen, and Turbidity. We will achieve better quality data and save valuable vessel time,” said Shuoren Wang, Project Director.last_img read more

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Women allowed to bar trans people from female-only toilets (UK)

first_imgDaily Mail 25 June 2018Family First Comment: Finally some politicians with some common sense. Women will continue to have the right to exclude transgender people from female-only changing rooms, lavatories and swimming sessions, ministers have pledged.In an apparent change of direction, they said the rights of those who ‘identify as women’ would not be put ahead of those who are biologically female.The announcement comes in response to concerns over plans to allow transgender people to legally change their gender without having to undergo medical checks.Feminists fear it could have unintended consequences such as allowing predatory men to masquerade as transgender to enter women-only spaces.But a statement from the Government Equalities Office yesterday promised that ‘advancing the rights of trans people does not have to compromise women’s rights’.It comes after a string of controversial incidents in which women have complained about transgender people being allowed into female-only spaces.READ MORE: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5880533/Women-allowed-bar-transgender-people-female-changing-rooms-toilets-ministers.htmllast_img read more

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Creation of integrated dev’t plan for NegOcc LGUs mulled

first_imgBACOLOD City – Cong. Francisco Benitez of the third district of Negros Occidental is pushing for the creation of an integrated development plan for the five local government units (LGUs) under his area of jurisdiction. The third district is currently thrivingwith developments, including the multi-billion residential property boom inTalisay located just next to this capital city. During the meeting, the lawmaker, localchief executives, and planning officers were joined by Director Ro-ann Bacal ofthe National Economic Development Authority in Western Visayas. These include the cities of Talisay,Silay, Victorias, and the municipalities of Murcia and E.B. Magalona. Meanwhile, Silay, which hosts theBacolod-Silay Airport, is also known for its heritage homes and mountainresorts in Patag. “Update your comprehensive land useplans that are most basic and critical to the development planning process,”she told the LGUs. Also present during the event were mayorsMark Golez of Silay City, Francis Frederick Palanca of Victorias, MarvinMalacon of E.B. Magalona, and Gerardo Roxas of Murcia. “I challenge everyone to be up to thetask of putting together the comprehensive and integrated plan that will be theimportant development roadmap for Metro Third,” Benitez said during theconsultative and exploratory meeting on Oct. 25. Talisay is also home to tourist favorite“The Mariano Lacson Mansion,” popularly known as the “The Ruins.” Bacal cited the rich potential of thedistrict in terms of road expansions, agri-tourism, cultural and heritagesites, as well as the intensive biodiversity of the Northern Negros NaturalPark. The 41.4-km., P25-billionBacolod-Victorias coastal road project, which will start in Barangay Banago,Bacolod, traversing across Talisay, Silay, E.B. Magalona, and end in Barangay13, Victorias, is expected to commence next year. (With areport from PNA/PN)last_img read more

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WVMC lab to start COVID-19 testing

first_imgWestern Visayas Medical Center (WVMC) ILOILO City – Two specialists from theResearch Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM) in Manila are here tokick-start analyzing specimens taken from Ilonggos suspected of havingcoronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Fast action, she stressed, would savelives. Garin said mayors in the 1st District ofIloilo were currently beefing up their quarantine centers. Barangays withpositive cases will have door to door check. A medical doctor, Garin is now thecongresswoman of Iloilo’s 1st District where Western Visayas’ second COVID-19positive case came from. The first case was from Bacolod City. Garin said in the event WVMC will reachits maximum capacity, WVSUMC will be the second COVID-19 dedicated hospital andthe Sanitarium, together with Iloilo district hospitals (upon clearance fromGov. Arthur Defensor Jr.) will be the non-COVID hospitals. The patient started to manifest symptomslike cough and fever on March 6 and was hospitalized on March 13. Meanwhile, two medical technologists ofWVMC flew in to Manila yesterday afternoon for a weeklong on-site training onCOVID-19 testing at the RITM. The patient was from Garin’s hometown,Guimbal. He was a 65-year-old retired seaman. He was tested on March 13 and the resultfrom RITM came out eight days after – on Saturday morning, March 21. According to DOH Region 6, the patient had no travel historyto countries and cities with coronavirus cases but was exposed to relatives whohad recently travelled to Japan and Canada but were asymptomatic. “While we are praying for the recoveryof my constituent currently intubated, we appeal for the understanding of all,”said Garin.center_img “After four hours, the WVMC lab wasdeclared capable of testing COVID-19 samples,” said former Health secretaryJanette Garin who requested DOH to send RITM specialists to Iloilo. She made the request on Friday evening;the approval came Saturday afternoon./PN * WVMC to serve as dedicated COVID-19hospital “We target isolating the infected fromthe possibly infected, and protect the uninfected. This will be a hard task butwe are counting on the support and cooperation of all. God bless and keep safeeverybody,” said Garin. She also announce that with the “ableleadership” of Iloilo City’s Mayor Jerry Treñas, WVMC chief Dr. Joseph DeanNicolo and team, the Western Visayas Sanitarium and West Visayas StateUniversity Medical Center’s (WVSUMC) dedicated officers and staff, they haveembarked on the following plan: * WVSUMC as non-COVID-19 hospital Complete with kits, primers, reagents,and control, the specialists arrived yesterday morning and immediately checkedthe laboratory of the Western Visayas Medical Center (WVMC) in Mandurriaodistrict which the Department of Health (DOH) accredited as a COVID-19 testcenter. “By tomorrow (March 23), we expectresults from the backlog of samples,” said Garin yesterday. Garin thanked DOH and Sen. Christopher“Bong” Go for quickly acting favourably on her request to “borrow” two RITMspecialists. * Sanitarium to absorb spill over fromWVSUMC but will be concurrently enhanced/upgraded by specialists from WVSUMClast_img read more

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EPL: Dele Alli, Son fire Spurs to first 2020 league win

first_imgRelatedPosts EPL: Son fires four past Southampton Trio of signings make instant impact as Everton stun Spurs EPL: Spurs, Everton light up London Heung-Min Son’s late header helped below-par Tottenham pick up their first league victory of 2020 with a 2-1 defeat of Norwich – but Jose Mourinho will know there is plenty of work to do if his side are to further close the six-point gap on the top four. Dele Alli tucked in Tottenham’s first Premier League goal of the year from Serge Aurier’s low cross on 38 minutes after both sides had spurned good chances in the early exchanges but the hosts failed to kick-on. Teemu Pukki made bottom-of-the-league Norwich’s second-half dominance count, squeezing his penalty past Hugo Lloris – who had made a surprise return from injury to start – but Son’s header from Alli’s deflected shot ended the visitors’ hopes of a turnaround. The result moves Spurs to within two wins of fourth-placed Chelsea, while Norwich have a six-point gap of their own to overcome if they are to escape relegation. Tottenham had failed to find the net in their past three Premier League games but were immediately on the front foot, with Erik Lamela following up an early free-kick attempt by drawing a sharp save from Tim Krul with a volley on 10 minutes. However, Norwich showed their own attacking intent on the quarter-hour mark, when Todd Cantwell capped an impressive spell of possession with a neat pass through to Pukki from the edge of the area but the Finn was surprisingly wasteful, snatching his shot wide.Tags: Dele AlliHeung-Min SonNorwichTottenham Hotspurlast_img read more

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Warnock compares Mourinho to Clough

first_img “I just like the way he’s gone about it while he’s been in the game. “And I like it when he’s the underdog because he’s not always the favourite. He’s the underdog in some games. “People are waiting to write him off because he gets the result. He’s always tactically astute. “Jose talks about players going through brick walls for him and yet they’re not in his pockets. “He says it how it is, his team always want to play well and tactically and when it comes to the tough games, I think he’s spot on.” Crystal Palace boss Neil Warnock has prepared for his managerial duel with Jose Mourinho by describing the Portuguese as the rightful heir to Brian Clough. And he pays the man he views as the best coach in the Premier League the ultimate compliment by comparing him to his managerial hero Clough. “In my eyes Jose is the nearest thing to Cloughie really. Jose’s the same type – a players’ manager,” Warnock said. “When I was growing up as a young manager, I thought Cloughie had everything. “I had a couple of afternoons with him on my own and I enjoyed his company. He talked a lot of sense. “Yes he upset a few people here and there, but his philosophy was very good. “And I like Jose. I think he is the best there is – I always have done. “He looks after his players. You don’t get anywhere without being a players’ manager. “You only have to listen to people like John Terry and (Frank) Lampard and what they think about him. (Didier) Drogba coming back in. Press Association Unbeaten Chelsea resume their Barclays Premier League title challenge at Selhurst Park on Saturday with Warnock among those believing them capable of emulating Arsenal’s ‘Invincibles’ of 2003-04. Warnock has vast admiration for the tactical nous and man management skills of Mourinho, who has embarked on his second spell at Stamford Bridge. last_img read more

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Cristiano Ronaldo on course to $1 billion in career earnings

first_imgLisbon: Cristiano Ronaldo is en route to becoming first football player and third sportsman overall to cross $1 billion in career earnings. This is despite the fact that Ronaldo has reportedly agreed to a wage cut of nearly 4 million Euros with his club Juventus so as to fight the coronavirus pandemic.According to Forbes, the cut hardly puts a dent on the Portuguese captain’s annual earnings and he had earned a staggering $109 million last year. A further 30 percent wage cut is on the cards with the Serie A frozen due to the pandemic but Ronaldo could still earn an estimated $46 million annual paycheck.The earnings he receives from his sponsorship deals and his CR7 underwear line could help take his earnings this year close to the $100 million mark again. This would help take him past the $1 billion in total earnings over an 18-year career. Ronaldo made his professional debut in 2002.The 35-year-old is currently in his hometown of Madeira as the football season in Italy and around the world grinded to a halt due to the coronavirus pandemic.Three of Ronaldo’s teammates at Juventus — Argentine star Paulo Dybala, Italian defender Daniele Rugani and France’s World Cup winning midfielder Blaise Matuidi have all tested positive for the novel virus that has taken nearly 65,000 around the world. IANS Also Read: Breathe in, breathe out, stay active during lockdown: Cristiano RonaldoAlso Watch: War against COVID-19: Assam Health Department signs 22 MoUs with private hospitals in Silcharlast_img read more

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Now is the time for Trojan baseball

first_imgThroughout his truly remarkable and incomparable coaching career, legendary USC baseball coach Rod Dedeaux amassed more than 1,300 wins and brought home 11 national championships, figures that led to him being named the Coach of the 20th Century by Baseball America in 1999.Dedeaux coached dozens of future Major Leaguers, and the Trojans’ baseball program, despite its recent struggles, remains by far the most accomplished program in NCAA history, which makes it all the more puzzling that it took the USC Athletic Department so long to build a statue of Dedeaux in front of the aptly-named Dedeaux Field.Call it a coincidence or call it good karma, but since the statue’s first appearance, something special has been going on for the boys in cardinal and gold.On Sunday, redshirt junior outfielder Omar Cotto Lozada hit a three-run home run in the 12th inning that capped a miraculous 10-day run in which the Trojans have started the season 7-0. The team’s unbeaten streak has seen four walk-off wins, three extra-inning games and a victory over national powerhouse Cal State Fullerton, which was ranked No. 2 before USC’s 6-1 win on Feb. 18.What’s been more impressive than the team’s penchant for late-game heroics is the way in which USC’s pitching has kept it in games. Last season’s bullpen situation became so dire that head coach Dan Hubbs’ decision-making process on which arm to turn to boiled down to little more than flipping a coin. In the early goings of 2014, however, USC has a team ERA of 1.95, compared to last season’s unimpressive mark of 4.81.Furthermore opposing batters are hitting just .224 and posting a .314 on-base percentage with a .270 slugging percentage against Trojan pitching this season. Last year, opponents hit .294/.388/.392 against USC’s pitchers. The Trojans have yet to give up a home run this year.The calendar has yet to hit March, but it’s hard not to get even a little bit excited after the program’s first 7-0 start to a season since … well, 2012. Yes, the Trojans’ hot start then faded into obscurity, with the team posting a 23-32 overall record and a 8-22 Pac-12 record, but that doesn’t mean that there is no reason to get excited about this current group.The majority of last season’s core returns this year, led by starting pitchers junior Wyatt Strahan, senior Bob Wheatley and sophomore Kyle Twomey, who have combined to throw 35.2 innings in six starts this year with an ERA of 2.85. USC’s four most oft-used relief pitchers — sophomore Sean Adler, junior Nigel Nootbaar, freshman Jeff Paschke and senior James Guillen — have allowed just one earned run in 21 innings pitched with a WHIP of 0.81 and an opponents’ batting average of .130.On the offensive side, USC currently has five starters hitting .324 or better, including freshman catcher Jeremy Martinez, who is tied for the team lead with 11 hits. But of the four returning players currently hitting above .300, none of them hit better than .250 last year, which, combined with the abnormally high amount of close victories, begs the question — is any of this success sustainable?My answer to that would be probably not, but at this point, who cares? This once-proud program has had little to cheer for during the 21st Century, and a large portion of the undergraduate enrollment can count the number of baseball games they’ve been to on one hand.If there was ever a season to become a USC baseball fan, this just might be the one. Dedeaux Field is a great place to take in a game, and the university revamped its concessions this season and started selling alcohol during games. The home schedule features plenty of quality opponents, including nationally ranked foes Cal Poly, UCLA and Oregon State. These games should provide the Trojans with a chance to prove whether or not their early success is legitimate.Maybe this 7-0 start is all just one long hot streak. USC plays away from Dedeaux Field tonight for the first time all season against Long Beach State, then returns home to face Cal Poly. That stretch could knock the Trojans back to reality.But maybe this 7-0 start is something more, like a young team finally figuring it out after taking its lumps a season ago. Maybe 2014 will end up being the year marking USC’s triumphant return. Perhaps Dedeaux’s statue came at the right time — when the program was finally ready to reclaim some of its past glory. Nick Selbe is a senior majoring in communication. His column, “Inside the 20s,” runs Tuesdays. To comment on this story, visit dailytrojan.com or email Nick at nselbe@usc.edu.last_img read more

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F1 | Lewis Hamilton aims to bounce back with record sixth home win at British Grand Prix

first_img FOLLOW US SUBSCRIBE TO US Press Trust Of India First Published: 11th July, 2019 19:50 IST The Silverstone circuit, once a wartime airfield, hosted the first World Championship Grand Prix in 1950 and, along with Italy, has been an ever-present since.The Italian race at Monza in September is expected to be re-confirmed for the future while events in Vietnam and the Netherlands are set to be part of a refreshed 21-race calendar in 2020.READ | F1 | ‘Don’t Blame Me For Boring Races,’ Says Hamilton After Another F1 Procession “This is the race that has become the most anticipated event of the season for me and it is the weekend I always enjoy the most. Having the support of your country concentrated into one weekend really makes for the most incredible few days. It is difficult to count what you gain from all that positivity — everyone’s energy is priceless,”  said Hamilton, who was quick to celebrate Wednesday’s confirmation of a new five-year contract that will keep the British Grand Prix on the Formula One calendar until 2024.  “Max has been the best in the world, arguably, over the last 12 months. He is the coming man. This sport is crying out for more drivers like Max,” said his team boss Christian Horner “This is going to be the largest since Mansell brought people here in their droves in 1992,” he said. If he wins, Hamilton will move clear of fellow Briton Jim Clark and Frenchman Alain Prost, with whom he shares the current record of five wins. After suffering their first defeat after an unprecedented run of eight victories, Mercedes are keen to restore their supremacy in the team’s home event — both the car and engine factories are based close to Silverstone.READ | Relentless Hamilton Wins French GP To Extend Mercedes’ Unbeaten Run To 10Mercedes ‘in good shape’  COMMENTcenter_img LIVE TV Last Updated: 11th July, 2019 20:31 IST F1 | Lewis Hamilton Aims To Bounce Back With Record Sixth Home Win At British Grand Prix Lewis Hamilton is aiming to bounce back from a rare weekend of disappointment by winning his home British Grand Prix for a record sixth time this weekend — and in front of the biggest crowd at the historic Silverstone circuit in nearly three decades. His Ferrari counterpart Mattia Binotto played down their chances of a repeat of Sebastian Vettel’s triumph last year, despite their stronger showing in Austria where Charles Leclerc finished second from pole behind the triumphant Max Verstappen of Red Bull.Four-time world champion Vettel has gone 17 races since last August without a win and lies 76 points adrift of Hamilton in the title race.Victory in Austria lifted Verstappen ahead of the German and he and Red Bull, based at nearby Milton Keynes, with big local home support, may also be a major threat to Hamilton’s home-coming dream after flying in from Los Angeles. Written By “The high temperatures in Austria exposed our vulnerability and meant we could not challenge to win. But, fortunately, the English summer is known for more moderate temperatures so cooling should not be such a major issue. We’ve had some of our best performances this year on tracks with a wide range of corner speeds so, on paper, we should be in relatively good form,”  said team boss Toto Wolff. Beyond the top three teams, McLaren will seek to make an impression notably after confirming an unchanged driver line-up, including British rookie Lando Norris, 19, for next year. Silverstone officials believe the allure of the drivers and an encouraging weather forecast will result in the biggest attendance since the days of ‘Mansell-mania’ in the early 1990s.Last year’s race-day crowd of 140,500 was the biggest of the season and Silverstone boss Stuart Pringle said he expects that to be beaten. WATCH US LIVE Lewis Hamilton is aiming to bounce back from a rare weekend of disappointment by winning his home British Grand Prix for a record sixth time this weekend — and in front of the biggest crowd at the historic Silverstone circuit in nearly three decades.After suffering in the heat and rarefied atmosphere of Austria’s Styrian Alps, where he finished a hot-and-bothered fifth two weeks ago, the defending world champion and his Mercedes team are expected to revel in the gentler undulations and a wider mix of corners in cooler conditions in central England.A sixth victory overall and fifth in six years at a track he loves would also be his seventh in 10 races this year and extend his 31-point lead ahead of team-mate Valtteri Bottas in the drivers’ championship.last_img read more

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Jordan Ayew scores as Crystal Palace come from 2-0 down to draw at Arsenal [VIDEO]

first_imgBlack Stars striker, Jordan Ayew, scored his fourth goal of the Premier League season as Crystal Palace came from 2-0 down to snatch a point at Arsenal.The forward pounced on a cross by James McArthur which wasn’t dealt with by Arsenal defender David Luiz, and headed home.That strike means Jordan Ayew has now scored four times in nine Premier League appearances this season.The game appeared to be over for Palace in the first half as goals from Sokratis and David Luiz gave Arsenal a two-nil lead.However, the Eagles were awarded a penalty after a VAR Review with, Zaha’s initial yellow card for diving overturned by the referee.Luka Milivojevic stepped up and slotted home from the spot as Palace halved the deficit before the break.Palace were level six minutes into the second half, with Jordan Ayew heading home from McArthur’s cross.Arsenal thought they  had got a late goal when Sokratis found the net but it was ruled out after a VAR Review.With neither side able to find a winner, the game ended 2-2, a result which the Gunners will see as two points dropped.Jordan’s last goal for Palace was another crucial one as he found the net late on against West Ham United.The result keeps Crystal Palace in sixth place, just one point below Arsenal in fifth.Watch the goal below:last_img read more

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Ex-England star left homeless

first_imgThe 54-year-old was once a mainstay of the Three Lions side, winning 86 international caps between 1979 and 1988.The full-back also starred at the 1982 and 1986 World Cups.But, gambling and drink problems have seen the former Arsenal player end up on the streets.Despite once earning more than £1,000 per week and living in a £1m mansion, Sansom is now penniless.He revealed he has been homeless for 10 days, blaming his addiction troubles.“I am just a drunk. I drink as much as I can get,” he told a tabloid paper. Both the Professional Footballers’ Association and Arsenal are trying to help Sansom.His sister Mary had also been offering him a refuge until recently.Since retiring, Sansom had become a media pundit in between spells in rehab.Having begun his career at Crystal Palace before moving to Arsenal, Sansom also played for Newcastle, QPR, Coventry, Everton, Brentford and Watford.He is England’s second most-capped full-back of all-time, behind Chelsea star Ashley Cole.last_img read more

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Carmelo Anthony: ‘I just want to be happy’ with next team

first_img Carmelo Anthony watches Knicks vs. Heat in New York, receives loud ovation Carmelo Anthony ‘can only make’ a team better, Allen Iverson says The Lakers were rumored to have strong interest but have no plans to create a roster spot for him. Carmelo Anthony felt right at home Sunday at Madison Square Garden, even as a spectator.In an in-game interview with MSG Network during the Knicks’ loss to the Heat, the veteran forward expressed that he still wants to play in the NBA.center_img For now, his next move remains a mystery.”At this point, I just want to be happy,” Anthony said. “I think I’ve put myself in a good, peaceful mind state right now, [being] able to focus in on what I need to focus in on. And whatever’s going to make me happy, then we’re going to make it happen.”Anthony, 34, averaged 13.4 points and 5.4 rebounds in 10 games for Houston before parting ways with the team. “I’ve had some great years in this building. I look forward to coming back and playing in this building some more,” Anthony said.Anthony, who played with the Knicks from 2011-17, was traded from the Rockets to the Bulls earlier this month after he failed to mesh with Houston’s system. However, he’s expected to be released or dealt before the Feb. 7 trade deadline. Related Newslast_img read more

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Espanyol confirms six cases of positive for coronavirus

first_imgAlthough the club does not offer names, it does detail that it is six members of the first squad and the technical staff directed by Abelardo Fernández. And also realize that all encounter mild coronavirus symptoms and are complying with medical recommendations, which are none other than home isolation for 14 days, which goes beyond the confinement decreed for the rest of the population.It so happens that, in the event that LaLiga had not finally been suspended, Espanyol would have had to measure last Sunday with Alavés, who only one day before became the first LaLiga club to notice the positive of one of its members in the Covid-19. Late Tuesday night reported the Spanish, through its official channels, of the existence of up to six people who have tested positive for Covid-19 to which they had been subjected in the last hours. It is the club with the most infected along with Valencia.last_img read more

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