Advertisement Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterSunday 21 Apr 2019 1:29 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link106Shares Arsenal enter race with Liverpool to sign Thorgan Hazard Thorgan Hazard is wanted by Arsenal and Liverpool (Getty Images)Arsenal are preparing to make a move for Borussia Monchengladbach winger Thorgan Hazard, according to reports.Hazard, who is the younger brother of Eden, is high on Borussia Dortmund’s shortlist as the German club seek a replacement for Christian Pulisic, who is joining Chelsea this summer.The 26-year-old has been in sublime form this season with 12 goals and 11 assists but has told Monchengladbach that he wants to leave at the end of the season.Dortmund have yet to reach an agreement with Monchengladbach, and according to The Sun, Arsenal are keeping tabs on Hazard’s situation as Unai Emery is a huge admirer of the Belgium international.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTEmery wants to improve Arsenal’s attacking options and had hoped that the arrival of Denis Suarez on loan from Barcelona would be the solution.But Suarez has been unable to make an impact and Arsenal are expected to pass up the chance to sign the 25-year-old on a permanent deal for £18 million this summer. Eden Hazard’s younger brother Thorgan could be returning to the Premier League (Getty Images)However, should the Gunners decide to focus on signing Hazard, they will also face competition from Liverpool.Hazard was signed by Chelsea in 2012 but the Belgian did not make a senior appearance for the club and was instead sent out on loan to Belgian side Zulte Waregem before joining Monchengladbach.Hazard will have just a year left on his contract this summer and is valued at around £35 million.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CitySpeaking earlier this month, Borussia Monchengladbach’s sporting director Max Eberl confirmed Hazard is keen to move clubs this summer.‘Thorgan has informed us that he doesn’t want to extend his contract and that he wants to leave the club in the summer to take the next step,’ Eberl told Sky Germany.‘I’ve heard this statement 15 times in the last 10 years as really great players have left us. That’s the way it is for us.‘We’ll have to see where his path will continue.‘I don’t know whether it will be at Dortmund, who are constantly being mentioned, or at Atletico Madrid, Liverpool or another club.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Comment
October 6, 2020
gcb realestate 20 Viking Court 13 March 2017“The tiles were purposefully designed to look like sand. I guess we never really leave the beach.” The home has a sense of openness with high ceilings, soaring voids and louvres in its open-plan design. The couple said their favourite feature was the sound system. “We always have it on. It has great sound and sets the ambience,” Mr Howson said.“When we were building, another big consideration we had was to put in a large basement.” The basement has space for five vehicles including Mr Howson’s boat. The home has suspended concrete slab construction, integrated airconditioning in the basement a dumbwaiter and smart wiring with automated blinds. Lush manicured gardens and water features create a Zen style atmosphere. 20 Viking CourtIT all started when architect Shane Denman asked the homeowners of 20 Viking Court if they were outside or inside people.When designing their three-level Paradise Waters house, he then managed to bring the outdoors in and capture Phil and Sue Howsons’ love for the water.The couple said the architect had designed the home around their personalities. g20 Viking Court“We were previously living in Brisbane but we always had a holiday home at Runaway Bay. Paradise Waters was a winner for us because it was close to a park, a walk to the beach and it was on a quiet cul de sac.” The five-bedroom, five-bathroom home, which was built in 2008, has a contemporary style with elements of the Hamptons. Mrs Howson described it as being bright, airy and colourful. “The home is very neutral and has muted tones so our colourful interiors and paintings really make it pop,” she said. 20 Viking Court“We live and breathe the outdoors,” Mrs Howson said. “We are always riding our bikes out to the seaway or walking to the beach.“Every door opens out onto grass and the house has a number of water features. There is a water feature at the entrance which is designed to bring breezes inside the home.”More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North10 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day agoMr Howson said it took a year to find the perfect location for building.“We knocked the original house down and it took about a year and a half to build something we had been planning for a while,” he said.
October 6, 2020
IT’S the end of an era for Southport woman Patricia Henricksen.The 81-year-old has moved out of her family home and is selling up after living there since she was born in the living room on a winter’s day in 1935.“There wasn’t a hospital back then and mum was in the garden and had a pain,” Miss Henricksen said.“She came inside and I was born. I never married so I’ve had the same room all these years.”Patricia Henricksen was born in the living room of this house at 86 Johnston St Southport and has lived there her entire life. Picture: Glenn HampsonHenricksen’s parents bought the brick and weatherboard house in the early 1930s when the buildings and bustle of Southport were yet to sprout from the landscape of canefields, dirt roads and timber pubs.Then, the Johnston St home was nestled on 16 acres of sprawling farmland, where Henricksen and her older brothers, Martin and Searle, would ride horses and feed them the leafy sugarcane.The Regent was Southport’s first cinema. Located at 50 Nerang St, Southport and opposite today’s Court House Hotel.The popular Pier Theatre had a cafe and indoor golf course and was a popular hub for locals.“Life was slower then,” Henricksen said. “There was nothing here, just dirt roads with laneways and people had horses and buggies,” she said.“A lot of the kids had horses and we used to ride bareback. I used to ride out to Nerang and over to Main Beach – we went over the old Jubilee Bridge right up to The Spit.”The Esplanade, Southport, showing rows of bathing sheds. Modesty was the norm in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Hotels along Marine Parade, Southport, had their own guest bathing boxes that allowed private access to the water. Even the Sisters of Mercy nuns, who established the Star of the Sea Convent in 1898, had their own bathing box to ensure privacy. Source: Royal Historical Society of Queensland.It was a time when Joseph Lyons, Earle Page and Robert Menzies had terms as Australian prime ministers and the seaside village was a favourite destination for Queensland Governor, Sir Anthony Musgrave.Just up the road from the Henricksen family home is a park named after Patricia’s mother, Dolly.“Her name was Olive Charlotte but everyone called her Dolly because she was so beautiful,” she said.A picture of how Southport Slipway and workshops looked when boaties flocked to the Southport base.Her mother was 38 when she married Martin Henricksen, who used to hire out horses for rides between Narrow Neck and The Spit.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North8 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day agoHer grandfather, Burnett, may have been Southport’s first town crier in the 1890s, spruiking local business and events to all who cared to listen.“He used to tell everyone about the Gold Coast I would suspect,” Henricksen said. “He would tell you what was on at the pier and if the theatre had a lovely lunch on.”Patricia Henricksen was born in the living room of 86 Johnston St, Southport. Picture: Glenn HampsonDespite her move into an aged-care home, Henricksen said she would always call 86 Johnston St her home.“It was better than any castle,” she said. “I have wonderful memories there and it’s going to break my heart seeing it sold.”The house, on a 1102sq m block with two street frontages, has one bedroom, a sun room, living room and kitchen.86 Johnston St, Southport from the street.Timber floors, high ceilings and casement windows also feature throughout.Hartnell Realty Ashmore principal Louise Hartnell is marketing the property in conjunction with Doug Hull Real Estate principal Doug Hull.“It’s very unique to get something like this and they don’t come up very often,” Hartnell said. “We’ve had a lot of interest from developers but also from buyers who are keen to live in it.”The auction is on May 6.
September 29, 2020
Ireland’s regulator is to increase the fees it levies from pension schemes and providers to cover the cost of new EU reporting requirements.In its 2018 annual report, Pensions Authority chairman David Begg said the requirements would “significantly add” to its cost base in the years ahead.He said the watchdog would make a recommendation to the minister for employment affairs and social protection on raising fees later this year.The EU’s pensions and insurance regulator EIOPA – along with the European Central Bank – last year introduced new rules requiring national regulators to report more data on pension funds. The requirements are due to come into force from December this year, although industry lobby group PensionsEurope has called for a 12-month delay.“Significant development of the authority’s IT and data systems will be required over the coming years to support the authority’s increased supervisory and data collection obligations,” Begg wrote in the Pensions Authority’s annual report. “The costs associated with implementing the necessary IT and data management system infrastructure will significantly add to the costs of running the authority in the future”David Begg, Pensions Authority“The costs associated with implementing the necessary IT and data management system infrastructure will significantly add to the costs of running the authority in the future.“To meet these increased costs of supervision the authority will need to increase its fee income over the coming years.”The Irish regulator currently charges annual fees to occupational schemes and providers of personal retirement savings accounts (PRSAs).Schemes with more than 1,000 active members must pay €4 per member, those with between 500 and 1,000 active members must pay a flat fee of €4,000, and those with fewer than 500 active members are charged €8 per member.PRSA providers are charged €2,000 per approved product and 0.05% of PRSA assets under management.The Pensions Authority raised €3.6m in fees from occupational pension schemes in 2018, and €3.4m from PRSA providers, according to the annual report.Industry groups uncertain of reporting rulesIn a paper on supervisory reporting published in June, PensionsEurope urged European regulators to harmonise existing reporting frameworks to reduce the burden on national regulators and pension schemes. Source: Alexa’s FotosPensionsEurope has previously warned of the cost impact of EIOPA’s data reporting plans“All costs – including those to meet supervisory requirements – will ultimately be paid by pension fund members and/or any associated plan sponsor,” the group said.“In most EU member states employer contributions to occupational pensions are voluntary. Increasing regulation and other requirements make occupational pensions more expensive, making it less attractive to set up new pension schemes and hence potentially limits the amount of contributions paid (and thus the savings for adequate pensions throughout Europe).”PensionsEurope added that set-up costs for new reporting systems were “usually very high and should be minimised”.Aba, the German pension fund association, said in a June newsletter to its members that new regulations to implement EIOPA’s reporting requirement were “still pending”, as was a planned test of a new reporting system for German IORPs.
September 26, 2020
FaithLifestyleLocalNews Things in the right hands by: – July 30, 2011 Sharing is caring! 88 Views no discussions Share Tweet Photo credit: hubpages.comPut a cricket bat in my hands, it remains little more than a polished piece of wood. I know how to make show of trying a few shots, but that’s about it. Put it in the hands of someone like Lara or Tendulkar, and you have an instrument of elegance and record. Put a trumpet in the average person’s hand. When he or she starts to blow, people would scamper for cover. Put it in the hands of Miles Davis, and you would be immediately entranced. Put a paint brush in the average person’s hands, they wouldn’t know what to do beyond giving something ‘a first coat.’ Put it in the hands of Picasso, and you couldn’t pay for the result.It makes a difference when you put things in the right hands. That’s certainly a crucial lesson at the heart of this well-known miracle. Put limited resources in God’s hands, and you cannot foresee what will issue from so doing. Out of scarcity and lack what may often surprise you is abundance.Putting things in the rights hands doesn’t come easily. Most of us are the sort of people who like to see in advance how things will work out before we commit ourselves. Imagine, for instance, that you’re at a crossroad in life, you wonder about taking a different job, for example, or striking out on your own, or deciding whether to marry this person rather than that.If you are the kind of person who has to know how things will turn out before you do anything, you will never know what stepping out on faith means. It does not mean, of course, that you make no prudential assessment before you set out – faith is no substitute for thoughtlessness ; but even after all such assessments are made, faith means that you step out in trust.Philip’s response is the typical response most of us would have made under the circumstances. How could you ask me to provide bread for all these people? Months of salary like mine couldn’t pay for it, and you want me to do it just like that?” It never occurred to Philip to say something like: “Feed all these people?!!! You know what that means???!! Anyway, you’re the boss, and if you say so, let’s see how we go about organizing…” But Phillip said the opposite, and we too would have said the same, if we were in his shoes. In trying situations, all we see are the trying circumstances, in situations of dilemma, all we see are the dilemmas. We want God to rid us of the burdens of perplexity and solve our problems even before we do any assessment ourselves.Faith is not calculation; it is trust. It is not God wishing away our burdens or our difficulties; it is God asking us to trust him through them. And very often, as we sometimes experience, we come through it in a way we don’t anticipate, in a way perhaps that we never dreamed.I have myself felt the force of much of what I say. I have the same hesitation, which sometimes amount to a sort of near paralysis. I will just share something along other lines, thought the dynamic is really much the same. Every preacher has to contend with difficult texts. Sometimes you have no insight, no thoughts; you don’t know where to go with certain passages or statements. My experience is that the most difficult passages sometimes produce the most unexpected results, not so much from the point of view of my dealing with them, as from what people get from them. I am sometimes quite amazed at the surprising results of what are, as I think, pretty awful performances. No doubt I will in the future still find some texts hard and certain passages difficult, but what I ought to remember is that the outcome of struggling with them does not depend on how I anticipate the outcome. That’s calculation, not faith. My hands are not finally the place where these and other things are properly left. Struggle and effort remain necessary, but more necessary than that is the trust required to leave things – and keep leaving them – in the right hands.By: Father Henry Charles Ph. d Share Share
September 25, 2020
But even as the city governmentstrengthens its precautionary measures, the mayor said the public should notworry because the metropolis has sufficient basic commodities as assured by theDepartment of Trade and Industry. Treñas issued Executive Order No.48-2020 amending EO No. 038 suspending all major public gatherings in the cityuntil further notice. Other health safety guidelines issuedvis-à-vis mass gatherings were the following: ILOILO City – Mayor Jerry Treñaswarned those intending to defy his order prohibiting mass gatherings as aprecautionary measure against the possible spread of the coronavirus disease2019 (COVID-19). “They are also concerned. This issomething I don’t want to do but we have to do this to make Iloilo safe foreveryone,” said Treñas. Meanwhile, the mayor said he wouldmeet with Iloilo’s Gov. Arthur Defensor Jr. to discuss preparations for theexpected influx of returning Ilonggos at the Iloilo Airport in Cabatuan,Iloilofollowing the community quarantine imposed in the National CapitalRegion. “Satanan naton nga mga palangga nga mga pumoluyo sang syudad, ang tanan nga indimagsunod sang aton executive order,i-cancel ko inyo permit. Ipasira koinyo establishment. Bahala kamo da,” hesaid yesterday. “Under the General Welfare clause ofRepublic Act 7160 (Local Government Code), it is imperative that the city ofgovernment suspend all major gatherings to reduce the exposure and risk of itscitizens from contracting COVID-19,” stressed Treñas’ amended EO dated March11. * Organizers of mass gatherings musthave medical and security plans approved by the Philippine National Police andthe City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office. Iloilo City Mayor Jerry Treñas. IAN PAUL CORDERO/PN The mayor and the city health officealso met with the alliance of hotels, malls and establishments and discussedtheir precautionary measures against COVID-19. Barangays are advised to purchasedisinfectants such as bleach or chlorine for them to sanitize their areas, saidTreñas. On the other hand, the Bureau of FireProtection has been requested to go around the city and prod barangays toundertake cleanup activities. Mass gatherings, social events likebarangay fiestas, public and/or private school activities, rallies and thelikes are among those prohibited. * Organizers of mass gatherings shouldmake available hand sanitizers and alcohol to the attendees. * Practice proper respiratory hygienewhen at mass gatherings. This includes covering the nose and mouth withdisposable tissue or elbow when coughing or sneezing. Dispose used tissueproperly. On the other hand, the Human Resourceand Management Office (HRMO) of the city government has been instructed to“operationalize the four-day work-week”. The first EO (No. 038) suspended allmajor gatherings from February to March only. The EO amending it made thesuspension open ended, or until further notice from the city government. * The elderly, young, pregnant womenand those with existing medical conditions should wear facemasks at all times. Markets will be sanitized dailytogether with plazas and the Iloilo Esplanade, added Treñas. He recently issued an orderprohibiting foreigners from countries with confirmed cases of COVID-19 fromattending mass gatherings. * After contact with respiratorysecretions, one should perform hand hygiene. “We are ready to support in terms ofequipment and personnel,” said Treñas. People with a history of travel toother countries with confirmed cases of COVID-19 and have not completed 14 daysof quarantine are also not allowed to attend mass gatherings. At city hall, the “no ID, no entrypolicy” is strictly being enforced. Clients are provided with visitors pass andtheir documents in an office on the ground floor for the concerned city halloffice to retrieve. * There should be medical teams andambulances on standby during mass gatherings. (With a report from the Philippine News Agency/PN) * Persons with signs and symptoms ofrespiratory infection such as cough and cold should wear medical masks.
September 24, 2020
The 7th grade Batesville Bulldogs fell to a very talented Greensburg team by 2 points Monday night. The final score was 38-36.After falling behind 13-4 in the first quarter and going into halftime down 9, they fought back in the second half and brought it to within 2 at the final buzzer.Leading in scoring for Batesville was Eli Pierson with 18 points, followed by Travis Lecher with 8, Cole Werner with 6, Ean Loichinger with 4. They also gave a great team defensive effort.The Dogs are now 9 and 6 on the year.The 8th grade boys came away with a hard fought win versus Greensburg last night.Jaden Peetz led the dogs with 8, followed by RJ Powell with 7. Cal Sherwood added 6,and Pros Moorman had 5 . Mason Barker, and Alex Siefert had 4. Rounding out the scoring was Ethan Brewer with a big free throw.The Bulldogs played great team defense throughout the game causing several turnovers.We will be back in action tonight in our last regular season game against Benjamin Rush. Come out and support your BMS Bulldogs!! See you there!Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Ben Pierson.
September 23, 2020
Greensburg, IN—In response to some misconceptions from a release from Congressman Greg Pence’s office, Decatur County REMC has released a statement on the recent USDA grant announcement of $6.5 million“Decatur County REMC appreciates Congressman Pence’s support and advocacy of rural communities. “It is exciting to know that our legislators, namely Congressman Pence, are supporting the initiatives of electric co-ops and the rural communities we serve,” said DCREMC CEO, Brett Abplanalp. Electric cooperatives including DCREMC have long benefited from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Utilities Service (RUS) Electric Program through access to low-interest loans. These low-interest loans allow DCREMC to strategically manage long term debt for capital improvement projects while balancing equity and impact to the member-consumer. With yesterday’s announcement of USDA’s Electric Loan Program, DCREMC will tackle a number of electric infrastructure improvement projects as part of DCREMC’s mission to provide reliable electric service to our members and communities.”
September 18, 2020
If Luis Enrique’s men are able to complete that remarkable comeback and progress to the final then it is possible there could be issues with Messi and Neymar – who both have proceedings surrounding tax evasion ongoing – gaining entry to the country.UEFA President, Aleksander Ceferin, who warned Brexit could damage Great Britain’s hopes of hosting major tournaments, yesterday expressed his worries with the rule.Ceferin’s concerns were sparked by the refusal to allow PSG defender Serge Aurier who was appealing a conviction for assault into the UK during the French team’s group stage clash with Arsenal last November.Wembley is to play host to the semi-finals and the final of Euro 2020 and, while Ceferin and UEFA are committed to those games being held in London, he believes Brexit may stymie any hopes Britain has of hosting either Euro 2028 or the 2030 World Cup – with England’s Football Association having expressed an interest in both competitions.“If ‘Brexit’ happens, everything changes,” Ceferin told The New York Times. “But football was played before, and it will be played in the future. Now, with free movement in the European Union, it is much better.“I was very disappointed when Aurier, from PSG, was not allowed to enter England.“That will worsen when Brexit happens, especially if the reasons were as formal. We could have a serious problem.“If we see that players cannot enter because they have any sort of procedure ongoing, then we will simply think if we should play our European matches there.“Neymar and Lionel Messi both have (tax evasion) procedures going on. This year, the Champions League final is in Cardiff. Imagine if they did not let them in.“That is a big thing for us, if players from England can travel anywhere but players from other teams cannot travel to England. With free movement in Europe, it is much better.“Even in 2020, if Brexit has happened, then it can be a big problem for fans. That stays firm, and we will speak to the British government, and I am sure the English Football Association will help us.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUELionel Messi and Neymar may not be allowed to enter the United Kingdom for this year’s Champions League final if their Spanish team, Barcelona, makes it to the last match.First, Barcelona will need to turn around a 4-0 last-16 first-leg deficit to Paris Saint-Germain to keep their hopes of playing in the final alive. Cardiff’s Principality Stadium is scheduled to host the final on June 6.
September 17, 2020
Adekuoroye has already secured ticket to the summer Games in Tokyo, Japan.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Blessing-Oborududu Nigeria’s top female wrestler Blessing Oborududu (68kg) has moved up to a career-high No. 3 in the latest world rankings released by the United World Wrestling yesterday.The Commonwealth champion’s impressive outing at the recently concluded Matteo Pellicone Ranking Series tournament in Rome, Italy, where she won a bronze medal played a role in stepping up to the third position.Similarly, champion Odunayo Adekuoroye (57kg), reclaimed her second position in the global ranking, after winning gold at the tournament in Rome. The World Championships bronze medalist was rated No. 3 prior to the tournament.