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Munk’s new habit

October 20, 2020 | aazfmwrl | No Comments

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first_imgValencia has spent ten years at United (Picture: Getty)Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has confirmed Antonio Valencia will leave Manchester United at the end of his season.The club captain has been left out in the cold this campaign, first by Jose Mourinho and then by Solskjaer.Valencia’s contract expires in the summer and Solskjaer announced the 33-year-old would not be getting a new deal.‘We’ll see who’s here for next season and I’ve got a couple of players in my head that could be captain,’ he said.ADVERTISEMENT Coral BarryFriday 12 Apr 2019 10:53 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link482Shares Advertisement (Picture: Getty)‘We’ve had Antonio (Valencia), he’s going, we’ve had Ashley (Young), we’ve had Paul (Pogba), we’ve had David (de Gea), Chris (Smalling) has been captain, so there are players here who can be captain on the pitch.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘We just need to decide who’s the club captain. Who’s going to be the voice in and around [the place].’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 CityValencia has made over 300 appearances for United in his ten years at the club and has been tipped to stay in the Premier League.Arsenal have been mentioned as a suitor, but Valencia recently hinted he wants to play in America after being linked with a move to DC United.Valencia’s former United team-mate Wayne Rooney plays for DC United and the 33-year-old could link up with the Englishman in America. Antonio Valencia to leave Manchester United this summer, confirms Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Solskjaer hopeful of another Nou Camp comebackTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 7:25FullscreenSolskjaer hopeful of another Nou Camp comeback 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.More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira moves Advertisementlast_img read more

Townsville records record low rental vacancy rate

September 28, 2020 | aazfmwrl | No Comments

first_img Rural properties fetching top dollar Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 3:01Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -3:01 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedCaptions (En-AU)Quality Levels540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, 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 Rate1xFullscreenCoronavirus: Inside Australia’s renting crisis03:01North Queensland vacancy rates have continued to nosedive, with some towns experiencing their tightest rental markets on record.Townsville recorded its lowest ever vacancy rate during the June quarter, falling to just 1.7 per cent, according to the latest REIQ Vacancy Rate Report.That’s down from 2.9 per cent in March, and the record high for the city of 7.1 per cent in September 2016.The vacancy report has been collating data across the state since December 2008. MORE NEWS: Clive Palmer is buying out the neighbours Townsville’s fastest selling suburbs revealedcenter_img The Burdekin, which had an unenviable vacancy rate above 10 per cent in December 2015 and December 2016, has seen its stock of available rental properties shrink to just 1.1 per cent in the June quarter, down from 3.2 per cent in the March quarter.Charters Towers saw one of the biggest drops in vacancy rates, falling from 5 per cent in March to just 1.5 per cent in the June quarter.The Mount Isa market has also tightened, dropping from 2.5 per cent to just 0.5 per cent.Rental vacancies on the Cassowary Coast have tightened from 4.9 per cent to 2 per cent.Real Estate Institute of Queensland (REIQ) chief executive Antonia Mercorella said that about 70 per cent of Queensland’s rental market was facing “extremely tight conditions”. “In fact, the tightest conditions seen in Queensland since the global financial crisis,” she said. Real Estate Institute of Queensland CEO Antonia Mercorella Picture: Richard WalkerMs Mercorella said there had been a shift towards cheaper rental options in the outer urban and regional areas as a result of COVID-19, putting pressure on established stock.“The rental sector plays a critical role in Queensland’s housing system and the role and size of our investor market has never been so important,” Ms Mercorella said. “Any further tightening in rental availability levels will only place additional undue pressures on our housing sector, which is why more needs to be done to better support both increased and ongoing property investor activity in the Queensland property market and the contributions they make to the state economy.” FOR RENT: 18 Macquarie Street, Jensen is listed for $800 a weekJohn Gribbin of John Gribbin Realty said their vacancies were “virtually zero”. More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020“The number of properties you could move into today is small, maybe half a dozen,” Mr Gribbin said. “A lot of people are staying put and others are moving into town, so the population is ­growing. Some of it is COVID-19 – people wanting to get out of the big cities.“But it is not just that. The building sector is picking up with new residential estates popping up, mining is strong.“There is a definite pick-up in town.” FOR RENT: 5/39 Quinn St, Rosslea is listed for $290 a weekMr Gribbin said that while there were still some properties yet to come back on to the ­market after the floods, there were not many left to list. “Really, I wouldn’t be above 1 per cent (vacancy rate),” Mr Gribbin said.last_img read more

Japan designs WEC turbine to tame shoreline waves

September 28, 2020 | aazfmwrl | No Comments

first_imgOIST turbines placed in an array (Image: OIST) Researchers from the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) have outlined plans for a wave energy turbine that could provide protection for the shore while also generating power from the waves.The project being developed by OIST team involves placing turbines at key locations near the shoreline, such as nearby tetrapods or among coral reefs, to generate energy.Each location allows the turbines to be exposed to ideal wave conditions that allow them not only to generate clean and renewable energy, but also to help protect the coasts from erosion while being affordable for those with limited funding and infrastructure, OIST said.The turbines themselves are built to withstand the forces thrust upon them during harsh wave conditions as well as extreme weather, such as typhoons, according to OIST.Five-blade turbine design by OIST (Image: OIST)The blade design and materials are inspired by dolphin fins – they are flexible, and thus able to release stress rather than remain rigid and risk breakage, OIST informed.The five-blade turbine has a diameter of about 0.7 meters. Its blades rotate on their axis when influenced by ocean wave.The axis is attached to a permanent magnet electric generator that transforms the ocean wave energy into usable electricity. The ceramic mechanical seal protects the electrical components inside of the body from any saltwater leakage.OIST said the turbine has been designed to function for ten years before it needs replacing.The supporting structure for the turbines is also flexible and the turbines bend along their anchoring axes, according to Tsumoru Shintake, Professor at OIST.The turbines are also said to be built to be safe for surrounding marine life as their blades rotate at a carefully calculated speed that allows creatures caught among them to escape.One prime location to place turbines is in front of tetrapods at the shoreline. Tetrapods are concrete structures shaped somewhat like pyramids that are often placed along a coastline to weaken the force of incoming waves and protect the shore from erosion.At this location, the turbines transform the energy from incoming waves into usable electricity which in turn dissipates wave strength and protects the shoreline.OIST team (Photo: OIST)Coral reefs are another type of location with strong breaking waves. Arrays of small WECs could harness electricity from the vortex flow of breaking waves, OIST suggests.Replacing regular with ‘intelligent’ tetrapods and wave breakers, with turbines attached to or near them, would both generate energy as well as help to protect the coasts, Shintake said.The next step for Shintake and his team is to install the half-scale models of the turbine, with 0.35-meter diameter, for their first commercial experiment.The team will soon install two wave energy conversion (WEC) turbines in order to power LEDs for a demonstration.last_img read more

first_img Despite her termination, Robredo vowed that her work against the country’s drug problem would still continue.  Vice President Leni Robredo questions the motives behind her firing and such undermining of her capabilities fuels her to do more. Despite her termination, Robredo vows that her work against the country’s drug problem would still continue. VP LENI ROBREDO FACEBOOK  “Kung sa tingin nila matatapos ito dito, hindi nila ako kilala. Nagsisimula pa lang ako,” she stressed.   The opposition stalwart questionedthe motives behind her firing and such undermining of her capabilities fuelsher to do more during a press conference in herhome province of Camarines Sur on Monday. She recalledher three-week tenure as ICAD co-chair, saying she experienced cold treatmentfrom her co-workers and even received tirades about her capability tolead the war on drugs. MANILA – “Ano bang kinatatakutan ninyo, ano ba ang kinatatakutan ninyong malaman ko?” This was VicePresident Leni Robredo’s question a day after she was sacked from her post asco-chair of the Inter-Agency Committee on Anti-Illegal Drugs (ICAD) – a job she only held for 19 days. “Walang tigil ang pagbatikos. Mahina raw ako sa krimen. Huwag daw ako makialam sa pulis. Hindi raw ako mapagkakatiwalaan. Pinagtulungan at pinagkaisahan ako para hindi magtagumpay,” she said. “Kahit tinanggalan na ako ng posisyon, hinding hindi nila kayang tanggalin ang aking determinasyon,” Robredo said. “Determinasyon na itigil ang patayan, panagutin ang kailangan managot at ipanalo ang kampanya laban sa iligal na droga.”/PNlast_img read more

Bulldogs Baseball Team Still Unbeaten

September 24, 2020 | aazfmwrl | No Comments

first_imgThe Batesville Bulldogs Baseball Team defeated The North Decatur Chargers 25-2 in Varsity action to remain undefeated at 4-0.North Decatur struggled throwing strikes tonight and the dogs took advantage of most strikes thrown as we put up 16 hits and 25 runs. Solid defense was also played by the Bulldogs on another night with zero errors.Bulldogs vs. North Decatur Baseball (4-17)Next Game vs. Harrison on Saturday (4-19)  at Liberty Park starting at 11 AM.(First game of a Double Header)Batesville 4-0 on the season.Submitted by Batesville Coach Alex Davis.last_img

first_img The Canaries were thrashed 3-0 at Tottenham on Boxing Day but remain outside the relegation zone on goal difference. Victory over Villa would move Neil’s team 12 points above their opponents, who are rooted to the bottom of the league after winning just one game all season. “There are games in and about you that you’ve got to win, so I would probably call it a must-win, even though I don’t think anything’s going to be determined by this particular game,” Neil said. “However, three points against them certainly makes things a lot better. “It’s a snowball effect between now and the end of the season. Every game becomes bigger if you don’t win games.” Norwich, like Villa, had just 48 hours between fixtures, but Neil was confident his players would recover in time. “It will be interesting to see how we respond but other teams will have to do it as well, it’s not as if it’s just us,” Neil said. “It’s not as if they’re called upon to do it all the time, it’s a one-off and we need to get ourselves ready because it’s an important game for us.” Midfielders Wes Hoolahan and Gary O’Neil were left out of the side at White Hart Lane but both could return for the clash at Carrow Road. Andre Wisdom and Matt Jarvis, however, are unlikely to be fit. “Wes was one where if I had played him against Tottenham, he wouldn’t have made the next one. The next game suits him,” Neil added. “Gary O’Neil was a different situation, he couldn’t make the (Spurs) game as he wasn’t quite ready. We had to give him an extra day’s rest.” Press Associationcenter_img Norwich boss Alex Neil admits Monday’s crunch basement battle against Aston Villa could set the tone for the second half of the season.last_img read more

first_imgThe Palm Beach County School District Police Department is looking for 14-year-old Kasey Jernigan who was last seen on Monday morning leaving Bear Lakes Middle School, located at 3505 Shenandoah Road in West Palm Beach.Authorities say she is in danger because she walks with crutches.She was last seen wearing gray or black pants, a long sleeve gray shirt, and she has a nose ring on the left side of her nose.Police said Jernigan is 5’4″ and weighs 160 pounds.If you’ve seen her or know where she is, call the Palm Beach County School District Police Department at 561-434-8700, or Crime Stoppers of Palm Beach County 1-800-458-TIPS.We need your help finding an endangered juvenile! Kasey Jernigan, 14-years-old, was last seen leaving Bear Lakes Middle School Monday morning. Report tips to 561-434-8700 or Crimestoppers 800-485-TIPS.— SchoolPolicePBC (@SchoolPolicePBC) January 28, 2020last_img read more

Champions Trophy final

September 19, 2020 | aazfmwrl | No Comments

first_imgPakistan ready to ‘change history’ against IndiaLondon (AFP) – Pakistan are ready to change the course of history in a clash that’s “bigger than the Ashes” when they face arch-rivals India in the Champions Trophy final.Some estimates suggest today’s match between the sub-continental cricket giants at the Oval in south London could attract a worldwide television audience of more than a billion viewers.Title-holders India will be firm favourites against a Pakistan side who were the lowest ranked of all the teams taking part in a tournament featuring the world’s top-eight one-day international sides.It was only on June 4 that India launched their title defence with a 124-run rout of Pakistan at Edgbaston.Yet even by their own “unpredictable” standards, Pakistan’s transformation since that reverse has been remarkable and on Wednesday they knocked previously unbeaten tournament hosts England out of the competition with a comprehensive eight-wicket win in Cardiff.Pakistan have yet to play a match at the Oval this tournament but in bowling coach Azhar Mahmood, who spent several seasons at his “second home” playing for Surrey, they have someone familiar with all the vagaries of the London ground.And the former Pakistan all-rounder insisted all the burden of expectation was now on India’s shoulders.“We’ve got nothing to lose — the pressure is more on them,” Azhar told reporters at the Oval on Friday.“They are ranked higher than us – so everyone is talking about India, India. But I can tell you one thing — we have come to win.”India have won all three of their previous matches with Pakistan in the knockout stages of International Cricket Council (ICC) tournaments to date but Azhar, 42, said there was no reason why the sequence had to be extended this weekend as well.“India have the upper hand in ICC tournaments,” he admitted before adding: “But things can change, and this is the time for us to change the tag that we don’t perform well at ICC events.“History can change, and I hope we can (change it).”– ‘DREAM FINAL’ –Meanwhile Azhar said there was no hiding from the scale of a fixture which, mainly because of political pressure, rarely takes place outside of a major international tournament.“It is massive,” said Azhar. “India refuse to play against us (in Pakistan’s adopted home of the United Arab Emirates).”“But (now) on the biggest stage it is India v Pakistan. It is like the Ashes … it is bigger than the Ashes — and expectation is high from both nations, crazy about cricket.“The pressure is high for both sides and their countries … it is a dream final for the sponsors and the broadcasters,” he added.“This is the game they want, but it is up to us how we handle the pressure on the day.”And he insisted a Pakistan victory would be no great surprise. “It wouldn’t be a shock if we won.“No one gave us a hope when we got here. We were the number eight ranked side, and no one gave us any credit.“But someone asked me before the tournament who would be in the final and I said Pakistan,” Azhar insisted.“I believe in my boys … if we win it would be a great gift to the whole nation.”last_img read more

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Tim O’Toole, Syracuse’s director of basketball operations, is leaving the Orange to becoming an assistant coach at Stanford, Stanford Athletics announced Wednesday.“I am thrilled to have the opportunity to join (head coach Johnny Dawkins’) staff and work for such a tremendous institution,” O’Toole said in a statement. “I have been blessed in my career to have the fortune of working at elite academic institutions while coaching under Hall of Fame mentors. I have known Johnny for 20 years, respect him greatly and believe in him whole-heartedly. Johnny has always been committed to excellence and Stanford is an incredible institution that represents excellence. I am grateful to be a part of the program and equally excited about the direction we are headed.”O’Toole joined Syracuse in December, midway through the season, after Stan Kissel resigned for family reasons. O’Toole worked with Dawkins for a few weeks in 1997 when the two worked as assistant coaches at Duke. O’Toole left the Blue Devils to become an assistant coach at Seton Hall. He also served as an assistant coach with the Orange from 1991-1995 and was the head coach at Fairfield from 1998-2006.O’Toole replaces former Cardinal assistant coach Mark Madsen, who left in May to become head coach of the Los Angeles D-Fenders of the NBA Developmental League.“I’m very excited to have Tim join our staff and look forward to working with him,” Dawkins said in a statement. “Tim brings a wealth of experience to our program, having served as a head coach and an assistant coach for several successful programs. He possesses an incredible passion for the game, and has the ability to instantly connect with the student-athletes he coaches. Tim’s presence will greatly benefit everyone associated with our program.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Comments Published on June 27, 2013 at 1:56 pm Contact David: | @DBWilson2last_img read more