Indonesian rescue plane to fly to virus-hit Hubei in less than 24 hours

first_img“We have talked with Indonesian diplomats in Hubei province. In Wuhan, the [evacuation] process continues,” Retno said.Read also: Indonesian diplomats descend on virus-hit Wuhan to rescue trapped citizensShe thanked all relevant ministries and state institutions as well as Chinese authorities for their cooperation in facilitating the repatriation. President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo ordered on Thursday evening the immediate repatriation of the at least 243 Indonesians trapped in locked-down Wuhan and the surrounding Hubei province – the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak, which as of Friday had killed 213 and infected nearly 10,000 in mainland China.The Air Force has kept three aircraft and a team of health personnel on standby to evacuate Indonesian citizens from Hubei at any time, awaiting instructions from the government. The government has also prepared Sulianto Saroso Hospital in North Jakarta to be used as a quarantine facility to monitor the inbound citizens once they arrive in Indonesia. (ami)Topics : Jakarta confirmed on Friday afternoon that the government would send an aircraft to evacuate Indonesian citizens from China’s coronavirus-hit Hubei province in less than 24 hours.”The plane and team are set to fly [to Wuhan] in less than 24 hours. We are also using a large plane so that all Indonesians willing to be evacuated can fly without having to transit,” Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi said on Friday.Retno said she had met with Chinese Ambassador to Indonesia Xiao Qian earlier that day, during which the Chinese envoy had given clearance for Indonesian aircraft to land in Hubei and evacuate the country’s stranded citizens.last_img read more

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Italy’s Mario Negri pension fund tenders bond, equity mandates

first_imgThe pension fund, which divides assets strategically among various major asset classes and has a conservative investment profile, said investment managers tendering for the mandates should have assets under management of at least €5bn.The “Mario Negri” pension fund provides details of how managers should respond using its published questionnaires.It said that, on the basis of the replies it receives, it will then move on to pre-select managers to go through the next phase.A second phase of the process will then consist of possible direct meetings to gain further information and clarification on proposals.The pension fund had €2.3bn in total assets at the end of 2014. The Italian pension fund for executives of commercial, haulage and transport companies, Fondo di Previdenza “Mario Negri”, has announced a tender for three investment management mandates.The pension fund is offering mandates for three portfolios – global balanced (bonds and equities), US equities and European small and mid-cap equities – according to a notice from the fund.The fund did not state the value of the mandates.The deadline for tenders to be received is 8 March.last_img read more

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Pensioen Pro Awards: Unilever’s APF voted best pension fund in the Netherlands

first_imgUnilever closed its defined benefit (DB) scheme Progress to new entrants in 2015, when it placed pensions accrual in a new collective defined contribution pension fund, Forward.Earlier this year, both schemes joined the new APF, enabling them to operate with one asset manager and under a single board.In the opinon of the jury, this was a significant step towards a ‘future-proof’ plan.Jetta Klijnsma, state secretary for social affairs, won the award for Extraordinary Contribution to the Sector, because of innovations introduced under her watch. These included the new financial assessment framework (nFTK), the introduction of the APF, and legislation to improve governance and communication.The jury also credited Klijnsma with the nationwide dialogue concerning the update of the pensions system.The Unilever APF was also awarded the Innovation prize, while the sector scheme for the hospitality industry (Horeca & Catering) was awarded for its customer service.The ESG Award went to the €45bn metal scheme PME. The small Calpam pension fund won the awards for Best Investment Policy and Best Long-term Investment, as well as the silver award for Best Small Pension Fund.The bronze awards for best strategies for equity, bonds, and property were bagged by BPL Pensioen (the former sector scheme for agriculture), Pensioenfonds TNT Express, and the occupational pension fund for general practitioners (SPH), respectively.The industry-wide pension fund for building materials (HiBiN) won the prize for best medium-sized scheme, while the Unilever APF was also awarded silver for Best Large Pension Fund.The sector pension fund for painters and decorators (Schilders) won the award for best funding improvement. Its coverage ratio increased from 94.2% in June last year to 109.8% at March-end. Unilever’s general pension fund (APF) has won the golden Pensioen Pro Award for the Best Dutch Pension Fund of 2017.A jury of pension selected the Unilever APF from a shortlist of three candidates, after 1,628 experts had cast their votes.Rob Kragten, the scheme’s chief executive, received the award last week from Hamadi Zaghdoudi of Willis Towers Watson, during the annual congress of IPE’s Dutch sister publication Pensioen Pro in Amsterdam last week.The event was attended by 330 representatives from the sector.last_img read more

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Revealed: Inside the most expensive homes in QLD

first_imgThe beachfront home of BreakFree accommodation group founder and ex-AFL player Tony Smith and wife Simone has sold for a record $25m. Picture supplied.FROM lavish riverside mansions to palatial beachfront pads with equally luxurious price tags, Queensland’s top-selling homes of the past year have been revealed.The agents inking deals for the state’s most exclusive homes say COVID-19 had little impact at the top-end of the market, with big money changing hands for lifestyle properties before and during the pandemic.But many of the priciest property sales took place behind closed doors, shrouded in secrecy as the growing trend of selling offmarket gathered pace and high profile buyers and sellers sought discretion.The Gold Coast had the biggest home sale in Queensland in fiscal 2020, with a beachfront mansion fetching a jaw-dropping $25 million — equalling the state’s most expensive property on record.In fact, half of the 10 top selling homes in 2019/20 are on the Glitter Strip.Selling agent Harry Kakavas of Prestige Property Sales said the sale of 2 Heron Ave, Mermaid Beach, was proof cashed-up buyers — mostly from interstate — were seeking lifestyle properties even in the middle of a global health pandemic.Place Estate Agents managing director Sarah Hackett, whose $8.4 million sale of 99 McConnell St, Bulimba, just missed out on making the top 10 list, said COVID-19 was not even factored in to conversations with buyers and sellers in Brisbane’s prestige market.“For buyers and sellers, it’s a good time to consider upgrading, as it’s a neutral playground to invest in,” Mrs Hackett said.“I’m currently working with Sydney and Perth investors looking to Brisbane for opportunity.”“I’m excited about the top-end market and what is to come.” Two of the biggest sales of the past year were negotiated by Tom Offermann Real Estate in Noosa, which is now the most expensive housing market in Queensland.Mr Offermann said the inability to travel during coronavirus restrictions generated a surge in buying activity for holiday homes. “This year we sold apartments for $9 million and $14 million on the Noosa beachfront, which would have contributed to the rising median price,” principal Tom Offermann said.1. 2 HERON AVE, MERMAID BEACHVendor: Tony and Simone SmithNew owner: Not disclosedSale price: $25mSold: May 2020 This beachfront mansion at 2 Heron Ave, Mermaid Beach, was the biggest home sale in Queensland in 2019/20 and equals the biggest home sale in the state on record. Image supplied.One of the Gold Coast’s premier beachfront mansions sold offmarket for a jaw-dropping $25 million in May, blitzing the competition to take out the top sale of 2019/20. The luxurious abode — which takes up a whopping 40-metre slice of ocean frontage — was home to former AFL player and now property developer Tony Smith and his wife Simone.They paid $12 million for the property in 2014 when it was a block of shabby units and knocked it down to build a four-bedroom, four-bathroom Hamptons-style home.The buyer, who does not wish to be named, is believed to be a high profile figure from the Melbourne suburb of Toorak who intends to use the luxury beachside pad as a family holiday home.The home features high ceilings, a guest wing, a cinema, a spa and steam rooms, and sits on a 2112 sqm lot. This home at 2 Heron Ave, Mermaid Beach, sold for $25m. Picture: Jerad Williams.2. 1 KING ARTHUR TCE, TENNYSONVendor: Karl Morris, Brisbane Broncos chairmanNew owner: Canstuct International CEO Rory MurphySale price: $17.6mSold: October 2019 This property at 1 King Arthur Tce, Tennyson, was the biggest home sale in Queensland in 2019/20.The riverfront mansion owned by the chairman of the Brisbane Broncos sold offmarket to another high-profile chief executive in October.Records confirm Canstruct International CEO Rory Murphy paid a whopping $17.6 million for the property at 1 King Arthur Tce, Tennyson.Canstruct International, a construction and services company operated out of nearby Yeerongpilly, was awarded the lucrative contract by the Federal Government to run the immigration detention centre on Nauru.The house sits on a whopping 4224sq m and has seven bedrooms, five bathrooms, garaging for six vehicles, a pool and a championship-size tennis court.It also boasts possibly Brisbane’s biggest private pontoon at 50m, plus 98m of river frontage and unobstructed northern views up the Brisbane River to the Walter Taylor Bridge.Karl Morris and his wife, Louise, bought the property in 2008 for $6.8 million and tore down the original home to rebuild a Bayden Goddard-designed, Tuscan-style home in its place in 2010.It comes close to being the most expensive home ever sold in the city, but that title is still held by the clifftop mansion at 1 Leopard St, Kangaroo Point, which recently came back on the market.It sold for $18.48 million in 2017. This property at 1 King Arthur Tce, Tennyson, sold for $17.6m.3. 46 SEAVIEW TCE, SUNSHINE BEACHVendor: David Hales, Betty’s Burgers’ founderNew owner: Therese Rein and Kevin RuddSale price: $17mSold: May 2020 This beachfront home at Sunshine Beach recently sold for $17m.The stunning Sunshine Beach mansion owned by Betty’s Burgers founder David Hales sold for $17 million in May, after being on the market with another agent for six months.Hales had hoped to get $20 million for the seven-bedroom, five-bathroom property, which was previously owned by tennis great Pat Rafter. Ms Rein and Mr Rudd were recently revealed as the buyers of the luxurious home. Designed by architect John Burgess, the seven-bedroom home has panoramic views of the ocean, as well as a pool, home theatre, study, media room and wine room with climate-­controlled cellar. The sale is just shy of the all-time record for Noosa, which was set in 2018 when a seven-bedroom beachfront property at 21-23 Webb Road sold for $18 million. Therese Rein and Kevin Rudd have been revealed as the buyers of this Sunshine Beach home.4. 8/55 HASTINGS ST, NOOSA HEADSVendor: Modara Grange Pty LtdNew owner: Lisgroup Pty LtdSale price: $14mSold: February 2020 A unit in this apartment block on Noosa’s famous Hastings Street sold for $14m.An apartment on Noosa Main Beach smashed multiple records for houses and apartments in the seaside town, when it fetched a cool $14 million in February — the highest price ever paid for an apartment there.Tom Offermann Real Estate agents Eric Seetoo and Nick Hunter were the listing agents and Roark Walsh negotiated the sale of 8/55 Hastings St, Noosa Heads.The all-time residential record for Noosa Heads was exceeded by nearly $3 million with the previous highest sale being $11.2 million two years ago.One of the two penthouses in the six apartment building, it has 242 sqm of living space, three-bedrooms, a study, plus a 66 sqm L-shaped rooftop terrace, which seemingly floats over the Laguna Bay beachfront. The view from 8/55 Hastings St, Noosa Heads.5. 14 SUTHERLAND AVE, ASCOTVendor: Christopher and Linda MiersNew owner: Not disclosedSale price: $13.14mSold: March 2020 This house at 14 Sutherland Ave, Ascot, sold for $13.14m. Image: CoreLogic.One of Brisbane’s oldest and grandest estates sold for more than $13 million in March — setting a sale price record for the blue-chip suburb of Ascot.The property at 14 Sutherland Ave was snapped up after less than three weeks on the market in a deal negotiated by Ray White New Farm principal Matt Lancashire and his colleague, Hamish Bowman.Built in 1886, Windermere is a six-bedroom, four-bathroom heritage Queenslander on a 4660sq m parcel of land.Mr Lancashire said the property sold to a local developer with a young family after attracting interest from interstate as well as expat buyers in the UK, Hong Kong and Singapore, plus some Australian farmers.The property has a tennis court, pool and spa, and lush gardens landscaped by designer Paul Bangay.A guest wing features a second kitchen and access to a wine cellar, sauna and media room. There are two courtyards – one with a pizza oven and fountain, and the other with a barbecue, shed and cubby house. The kitchen in the house at 14 Sutherland Ave, Ascot.6. 15 SOUTHERN CROSS DR, SURFERS PARADISEVendor: Terry Gavan, head of EMACS ElectricalNew owner: Not disclosedSale price: $12.45mSold: June 2020 This property at 15 Southern Cross Dr, Cronin Island, Surfers Paradise, has sold for $12.45m.The former family mansion of disgraced Billabong CEO Matthew Perrin just made it into the top sales list for the past financial year. The property, which became one of the Gold Coast’s most controversial homes, sold in June to an interstate buyer who plans to relocate from Sydney.The price is more than double the $6.1 million seller Terry Gavan paid in 2012.When Mr Gavan purchased 15 Southern Cross Dr eight years ago it ended a wrangle between the Commonwealth Bank and Nicole Perrin, the ex-wife of the later-jailed Mr Perrin. Inside the property at 15 Southern Cross Dr, Surfers Paradise.The bank sought to seize the property in a bid to recover a $13.5 million debt owed by Mr Perrin after he filed for bankruptcy in 2009.Ms Perrin won in court, arguing that her then-husband had forged her name on loan documents.The house, which sits on two lots, has seven bedrooms, eight bathrooms, a 2000-bottle temperature-controlled wine cellar, and garaging for 12 cars.Michael Kollosche, who sold the property with the Kollosche agency’s Ryan Ward, said the sale was achieved in 10 days.Mr Kollosche said the sale reflected the strength of the top end of the market for ‘trophy assets’. This property at 15 Southern Cross Dr, Surfers Paradise, sold for $12.45m.7. 1-3 LA SCALA COURT, ISLE OF CAPRI Vendor: UndisclosedNew owner: UndisclosedSale price: $11.75mSold: June 2020 This mansion at 1-3 La Scala Court, Isle of Capri, was one of the biggest sales of the last financial year. Picture supplied by Amir Mian.This jaw-dropping mega mansion on the Glitter Strip recently sold for $11.75 million.Amir Mian of Amir Prestige negotiated the sale, but declined to comment on the sellers or buyers.Riverpoint, a six-bedroom, seven-bathroom residence with a raft of luxury features, is surrounded by lush tropical gardens and is reminiscent of a Thai resort.Built on a massive point position with 90m of main river frontage, the 1,651sq m residence at 1-3 La Scala Court has several areas for relaxation and entertainment, including a cinema, kitchen with scullery and cold room, an executive office, gymnasium and three powder rooms.There’s also a private beach, pontoon and boat ramp with direct access to the 10 car basement garage, as well as the tennis court. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus9 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market9 hours agoInside the home at 1-3 La Scala Court, Isle of Capri.8. 37-39 BRITTANIC CRES, SOVEREIGN ISLANDSVendor: Xin ChenNew owner: Ka Yee ChoiSale price: $11 millionSold: September 2019 This mansion at 37-39 Brittanic Cres, Sovereign Islands, sold for $11m.A Sovereign Islands mansion sold for $11 million in September.The sprawling residence at 37-39 Brittanic Crescent is in the affluent gated community within Paradise Point.The deal was inked before the property even had a chance to hit the market.The residence is the epitome of opulence with soaring ceilings, feature lighting and luxury detailed finishes throughout.It has six bedrooms and eight bathrooms while a ‘Gold Lounge’ cinema room, wet bar and outdoor entertainment pavilion with pool are among its highlights. Inside the home at 37-39 Brittanic Cres, Sovereign Islands.9. 67 & 69 HEDGES AVE, MERMAID BEACHVendor: Mitchell Services founder Peter MitchellNew owner: Sara Kirby, wife of Village Roadshow CEO Clark KirbySale price: $10.3 millionSold: December 2019 The double block at 67 and 69 Hedges Ave on “Millionaires Row” at Mermaid Beach sold for $10.3m. Photo supplied.Still on the Gold Coast, a beachfront double block in Mermaid Beach’s so-called ‘millionaires’ row’ fetched $10.3 million.Drilling business veteran Peter Mitchell sold the neighbouring properties for almost double the price he paid.Property records show Mr Mitchell paid $200,000 for No. 67 in 1981 and $5 million for No. 69 in 2005.The land parcel, comprising 810 sqm, was one of the last remaining double blocks on the beachfront at Mermaid Beach.It was offered for sale for the first time in nearly 40 years by the drilling tycoon. An old house on the site at 69 Hedges Ave, Mermaid Beach.Surrounded by luxurious homes, the development site with 20m beach frontage was originally advertised for $10.5 million through marketing agent Tony Velissariou.Two houses are currently on the block, but will likely be demolished to make way for the Kirbys’ new dream home.Sara Kirby, formerly Groen, was a co-host on Channel Seven’s Saturday Disney in the early 2000s, before going on to become a weather presenter for the network’s evening news.Last month, the 39-year-old appeared alongside her husband to announce the reopening of Village Roadshow’s Gold Coast theme parks after COVID-19 restrictions were lifted. Clark and Sara Kirby.10. 6/55 HASTINGS ST, NOOSA HEADSVendor: Pamela RoseNew owner: David Anstey and Rachel WalshSale price: $9 millionSold: November 2019 An apartment in this building at 55 Hastings St, Noosa Heads, sold for $9m.This beachfront unit is in the same Hastings Street complex as the apartment that fetched $14 million earlier this year.The property at 6/55 Hastings Street, which was also sold by Tom Offermann Real Estate, was listed with a price guide of $11 million, but ended up selling for $9 million in a cash unconditional deal.The three-bedroom, three-bathroom apartment is literally footsteps from Noosa’s glamorous Main Beach and is the size of a penthouse at 250 sqm. This apartment at 6/55 Hastings St, Noosa Heads, sold for $9m. BIGGEST HOME SALES OF FISCAL 2019/20 IN QUEENSLAND 1. 2 Heron Ave Mermaid Beach House $25m 05/20202. 1 King Arthur Tce Tennyson House $17.6m 07/10/20193. 46 Seaview Tce Sunshine Beach House $17m 05/20204. 8/55 Hastings St Noosa Heads Unit $14m 02/20205. 14 Sutherland Ave Ascot House $13.14m 15/03/20206. 15 Southern Cross Dr Surfers Paradise House $12.45m 29/06/20207. 1-3 La Scala Court Isle of Capri House $11.75m 25/06/20208. 37-39 Brittanic Cres Sovereign Islands House $11m 26/09/20199. 67 & 69 Hedges Ave Mermaid Beach House $10.3m 7/12/2019 10. 6/55 Hastings St Noosa Heads Unit $9m 6/12/2019(Sources: Realestate.com.au, CoreLogic, selling agents) Address Suburb Property type Sale price Sale datelast_img read more

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Parents bring in lawyers for school stoushes

first_imgNZ Herald 29 June 2014A leading psychologist says parents are increasingly bringing lawyers in to work out issues at schools.Nigel Latta, a clinical psychologist and parenting expert, told TVNZ’s Q and A that parents are bringing lawyers in to deal with problems at their child’s school, and it’s wrong.Sixteen-year-old Lucan Battison successfully challenged a suspension from Hastings’ St John’s College after refusing to cut his “naturally curly hair”.The school’s rules set out are that students must have “hair that is short, tidy and of natural colour. Hair must be off the collar and out of the eyes”.Justice David Collins said on Friday that the rule was capable of being interpreted differently by students, parents, teachers, the principal and the school’s board and was not legally enforceable.http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11284209Student shown the door for ‘offensive’ hair style3 News 2 July 2014Demetric Blank is a student from Tararua College, in Pahiatua, and has never been suspended or expelled for bad behaviour.But he isn’t allowed to be at school at the moment – why?His new hair style has offended teaching staff and he has been told to grow it out before returning.They also wouldn’t give him the option to shave it all off, because it would be too short for their school policy.So is that fair? His hair style would be seen on most rugby fields and isn’t exactly wild.http://www.3news.co.nz/Student-shown-the-door-for-offensive-hair-style/tabid/817/articleID/347451/Default.aspxlast_img read more

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Up, up and away for Poyet

first_img The Black Cats could have moved out of the bottom three with a win at Cardiff City Stadium, but instead found themselves blown away by a Bluebirds onslaught during the first hour and trailed 2-0 to goals from Jordon Mutch and Fraizer Campbell. But as Cardiff retreated into their shell during the latter stages, the Wearsiders came on strong and struck through Steven Fletcher and Jack Colback, the latter deep in stoppage time, to earn a point. Gus Poyet has no doubt his Sunderland side will avoid the drop after their late heroics secured an unlikely 2-2 draw at Cardiff. Press Association Poyet’s side still sit at the bottom of the Premier League table heading into the new year, a position which historically has tended to signify a one-way ticket to the Championship. But having ensured they are no longer adrift of their rivals, the Uruguayan believes they will be in the top flight next term. He said: “I do feel we will be in the Premier League next season because we are back there with the other teams. When I took over there was a big gap to the teams in the middle of the table, now we are one win away from getting out of the relegation zone. “That is a great feeling for the players and the fans. It is now up to us, we are five games unbeaten. “When you are at the bottom people do not notice that, but we had been defending well until this game and we scored today. “We are going in the right direction so let’s hope we can maintain that consistency in the New Year and get another three points. “We have character and desire and we are going to fight.” The first hour bore all the hallmarks of Cardiff at their best under Mackay, with their energy and work ethic putting Sunderland firmly on the back foot. The search for the Scot’s replacement is well under way, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer the early favourite and chairman Mehmet Dalman admitting he has already identified his number one candidate. And caretaker boss David Kerslake, who is set to be in charge along with first-team coach Joe McBride, at Arsenal on New Year’s Day believes the squad and fans at the Welsh club will make it a great job for whoever succeeds Mackay. “The new boss will get a wonderful group of players,” he said. “Every one of them is wholehearted and they have great togetherness. “They will also come to a great place where the support is second to none.” last_img read more

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Louis van Gaal returns to work as Manchester United dismiss speculation

first_img Meanwhile, the 64-year-old was back at the club’s Aon Training Complex in Carrington after two days off for him and the players that were always scheduled, and during which he is understood to have been with his family in Holland. Amid the intense speculation about his position and with him reportedly set for further discussions this week with Woodward, who was not in Manchester on Tuesday, Van Gaal has United’s next game to think about. That is Friday’s FA Cup fourth-round trip to Derby, where a poor result – or even just a lacklustre performance – against the Sky Bet Championship side is only likely to increase the scrutiny on, and anger from United fans towards, Van Gaal, should he still be in his job by then. Loud boos rang around Old Trafford following the final whistle of Saturday’s game as Van Gaal endured what he later described as the worst reaction he has heard from United supporters during his time in charge. He also said they were ”right to boo” and added: ”I’m very disappointed that I cannot reach the expectations of the fans. ”They have – or they had – great expectations of me, and I cannot fulfil them.” The Red Devils, whose style of play has frequently been criticised, had just one shot on target during the defeat. They are five points off the Premier League’s top four in fifth place, 10 points behind leaders Leicester, and have won only three of their last 13 matches in all competitions, a sequence which has included seeing them exit the Champions League. The message understood to be coming from the board early on during that run of results was one of full support for Van Gaal, but it will be interesting to see how things develop from here. Former United chief executive David Gill, now a non-executive director, admitted on Sunday “it’s been a season of under-achievement”, while it has been reported Woodward has been in touch with a number of players and senior figures at the club since the Southampton game about the situation. United brought in former Ajax, Barcelona, Bayern Munich and Holland boss Van Gaal as David Moyes’ successor in the summer of 2014 on a three-year deal. And his first season in the job saw the team secure a route back into the Champions League, improving on a Premier League finish of seventh a year earlier by claiming fourth spot. There had been hopes of a challenge for the title this term, but the chances of that look slim after Saturday’s loss, which leaves United on 37 points after 23 games. They had three points more at the same stage of the season that Moyes – sacked in April of the campaign – was in charge, and were still in the Champions League. What really appears to have damaged Van Gaal’s standing among the club’s fans is the manner of performances under him. Supporters have increasingly vented their frustration at what is widely regarded as a dull brand of football. The Southampton contest was the 11th straight home game in which United failed to score in the first half, and the seventh home match this season in which they did not net at all. As well as booing, chants of “attack, attack, attack” have been heard coming from the Old Trafford stands, but Van Gaal’s team – featuring a host of big-money signings – have generally been unable to make a positive response. And it would appear, with only a few days left before deadline, there has been little progress made in any attempts to boost the squad with further recruits in the current transfer window. Press Association Reports emerged late on Monday suggesting the Dutchman spoke to United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward about his future immediately after the Barclays Premier League contest at the weekend. Within that, there were some claims Van Gaal had offered his resignation – but United on Tuesday morning denied that was the case. Beleaguered Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal returned to work on Tuesday as the club dismissed talk of him having offered to quit after Saturday’s 1-0 home loss to Southampton. last_img read more

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Cricket News On This Day – When the cricketing world saw ‘God’s’ double century in ODIs

first_imgKarthik slammed a six and a four off Duminy and Tendulkar got into the act by whacking the offspinner flat over long on for his first six. Parnell managed to break the 200-run stand by getting rid of Karthik for 79 but that did not slow Tendulkar down as he creamed two fours off Steyn. In the 37th over, Tendulkar cut loose and along with Yusuf Pathan, slammed two boundaries each off Steyn as he piled on the misery.Tendulkar notched up his 150 by clipping Parnell to deep mid wicket but Yusuf got India closer to 300 by clobbering two sixes. In the 41st over, Tendulkar slogged Charl Langeveldt over deep midwicket to get India past 300 but they lost Yusuf for 36. Enter MS Dhoni. Tendulkar launched van der Merwe over long off for his third six and he went past Kapil Dev’s tally of 175.Dhoni started off like a train while Tendulkar preserved his energy to go past his highest individual score. In the third ball of the 46th over, Tendulkar clipped Parnell past short fine leg and he had broken Anwar’s record of the highest individual score. Dhoni hogged the strike towards the end as he blasted two sixes and a four off Steyn. In the last over, Tendulkar was on 199 while Dhoni had reached his fifty off just 29 balls.In the third ball of the final over bowled by Langeveldt, Tendulkar steered a full ball past backward point and history was created. Ravi Shastri, the current coach of the side who was on commentary duties at that time, bellowed, “First man to reach 200 in ODIs and it is the Superman from India.” Dhoni helped India reach 401/3 and India won the match by 153 runs to win the three-match series 2-1.However, the day belonged to Sachin Tendulkar. Cricket websites who were covering providing live ball-by-ball commentary crashed. In Newspaper, headlines like ‘God’, ‘Immortal at 200’, ‘Two-Tonner Tendulkar’, ‘200 Not Out’ , ‘Sachin ka Chhakka’, ‘Wow’ were spread across. Tendulkar had achieved what no cricketing player had ever done on the international stage.Tendulkar’s knock changed the complexion of ODI cricket. Many people now believed that yes, 200 would be possible in ODIs. Since then, the world has seen many 200+ scores in ODIs. Virender Sehwag’s 219, Chris Gayle’s 215, Martin Guptill’s 237 and Rohit Sharma’s three double tons (264, 209 and 208) all were made after Tendulkar’s knock in 200. However, Tendulkar will remain the first man to break the 200-barrier in ODIs and that itself is testament to his greatness.  For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Sachin Tendulkar became the first man to hit 200 in ODIs.Since then, Sehwag, Rohit, Gayle and Guptill have scored 200s in ODIs.Rohit Sharma is the only player to hit three double tons in ODIs. New Delhi: In Tests, a batsman scoring a double century was a great achievement, but it was no mean feat. A triple century was. A quadruple century was god’s gift. A quintuple was freakish. Just ask Brian Lara who smashed 375 in 1994, 400 in 2004 and 501 in a First-Class game in 1994. Scoring a double ton in ODIs? That was deemed to be out of the realm of possibility. Saeed Anwar’s 194 which he smashed against India in 1997 in Chennai was the closest anyone got to reaching 200. Charles Coventry of Zimbabwe tied it against Bangladesh, but it looked like 200 would not be made. All that changed on February 24, 2010 in the game between India and South Africa at the Captain Roop Singh stadium in Gwalior. It was fitting that Sachin Tendulkar, the greatest batsman ever, would do what no other cricketer had done in the history of the game and that is smashing a double ton in ODIs.India chose to bat and Tendulkar got going in style with two boundaries off Wayne Parnell. Despite losing Virender Sehwag cheaply, Tendulkar continued to bat with confidence by hammering Dale Steyn for a couple of boundaries to keep the scoreboard ticking. The right-hander notched up his fifty off just 37 balls and Dinesh Karthik gave him good company. After getting past the landmark, Tendulkar dug in and looked to rotate the strike on a regular basis.Tendulkar tackled the left-arm spin of Roelof van der Merwe and hit him for a boundary over extra cover and paddled him to fine leg to get closer to a century. Karthik reached his fifty but Tendulkar notched up his 46th century by cutting JP Duminy to deep point. At that time, it looked like yet another Tendulkar special ton but there were bigger things in store. highlightslast_img read more

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Football: CB Dontye Carriere-Williams granted release, will pursue transfer

first_imgWisconsin’s most seasoned cornerback Dontye Carriere-Williams announced he would be leaving the program in a tweet last night. The redshirt sophomore was granted his release by the UW program and intends to pursue transfer options.Carriere-Williams thanked former Coach Paul Chryst as well as teammates in his statement, suggesting there was no bad blood in the situation with playing time being the most likely reason for the split.According to The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Defensive Coordinator Jim Leonhard addressed why the corner was not practicing with the first unit.Football: Western Kentucky comes to town to kick off seasonFriday evening, Badger fans will make the first of many treks down to Camp Randall as Wisconsin Football takes on Read…“It is just consistency and effort in practice,” Leonhard said. “I like some of the things he has done but I just want to see more.”Carriere-Williams redshirted in his first year and started five games in 2017 as a freshman totaling 30 tackles and an interception.With senior Derrick Tindal gone, most assumed after last year Carriere-Williams would compete for a starting corner spot. The position opened up even more when starting corner Nick Nelson left the program to enter the NFL Draft with a year remaining of eligibility.But ultimately, the position would be claimed by redshirt freshman Faion Hicks and redshirt sophomore Caesar Williams. Carriere-Williams and Madison Cone were named to the second unit.NCAA Basketball: Here is all you need to know about new CBB reformsThe NCAA announced new guidelines Wednesday, in an effort to curb corruption in college basketball and restore accountability to an Read…Leonard said Tuesday he planned to integrate the second unit in frequently during Friday’s game. But with a greater lack of depth at corner today that game plan could be in question.Carriere-Williams’ decision to transfer came after a tumultuous week for the Wisconsin football program where receivers Danny Davis and Quintez Cephus were involved in an alleged sexual assault case. Davis is currently suspended for the team’s first two games while Cephus’ future with the team is unknown.While Carriere-Williams’ departure is unrelated to Davis and Cephus, losing three contributing players right before the start of the year will be a major hurdle for the team.It appears as if redshirt freshman Deron Harrell could be the next man up in this situation. He had a strong camp but only tomorrow will reveal what adjustments Leonhard will make in the secondary.last_img read more

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Mike Conley trade grades: Jazz vault into contender status with upgrade at point guard

first_imgThe Grizzlies’ “Grit’N’Grind” era is over.Memphis will send Mike Conley to the Jazz as part of a trade that had been looming since the February deadline, according to The Athletic’s Shams Charania. The Grizzlies will receive a package of players and draft picks to help jumpstart their rebuild, and they will likely select Ja Morant as their point guard of the future with the No. 2 overall pick at the 2019 NBA Draft. NBA MOCK DRAFT: Pelicans go forward with Lakers’ pick; Celtics stay busy in first roundWhat does this trade mean for the Jazz and Grizzlies moving forward?Here are the reported details of the deal and a breakdown of the short- and long-term ramifications for each side.Mike Conley trade gradesJazz receive: Mike ConleyGrizzlies receive: Jae Crowder, Kyle Korver, Grayson Allen, No. 23 pick in 2019 NBA Draft, future first-round pickNBA DRAFT BIG BOARD: Ranking the top 60 prospectsJazz: A-Utah pursued Conley at the trade deadline, and for good reason. He is the exact kind of upgrade at point guard that turns the Jazz into a real contender in the Western Conference.Conley can play with the ball in his his hands or off the ball (39.8 percent on catch-and-shoot 3-pointers last season) whenever Donovan Mitchell operates as the primary initiator. Conley can create offense in a variety of ways (21.1 points, 6.4 assists per game), something this Jazz team desperately needed.Mike Conley finished 7th in the #NBA in points created out of the pick and roll per game. He also shot an eFG% of 76% on unguarded catch and shoot jumpers and led the NBA in points per game from floaters.— Synergy Basketball (@SynergySST) June 19, 2019Mitchell and Conley must learn each other’s tendencies and what works best. There could be growing pains, of course. That’s something two good locker room guys should be able to iron out in time.On the defensive end, Conley will fit right in with Utah’s unit. He finished in the top 10 among point guards in ESPN’s Defensive Real Plus-Minus, and he will only improve one of the best defenses in the league. Conley, Mitchell, Joe Ingles, Derrick Favors and Rudy Gobert — good luck trying to score against that starting five.And that’s another added benefit of this trade for the Jazz. They didn’t lose any assets they really value. The loss of Crowder and Korver will hurt Utah’s spacing, but Favors is more valuable than both of them. Allen and the picks are future pieces the Jazz don’t need because the mission is to compete right now. The future first-rounder is worth watching, though. Could Utah have pulled this off without including it?Yes, Conley’s contract is expensive ($32.5 million in 2019-20 and $34.5 million in 2020-21), but good players cost money. It’s only a two-year commitment, not a four-year max, and Conley remains a productive guard at age 31.This trade won’t create the same level of headlines as Anthony Davis to the Lakers, but it definitely will make a significant impact on the Western Conference playoff race. Don’t be shocked if the Jazz are one of the last teams standing next year.Grizzlies: BAfter the Grizz sent Marc Gasol to the Raptors back in February, it seemed as though Conley would be the next to go so Memphis could embrace a youth movement. Instead, the Grizzlies kept Conley through the rest of the season despite discussing a deal with the Jazz, finally ending the back-and-forth with Wednesday’s trade.Maybe a move at the deadline would have yielded a better package, but this is a surprisingly sizable haul for the Grizzlies.Crowder and Korver represent expiring contracts as opposed to cogs in the rotation. Allen didn’t earn a ton of minutes under Jazz coach Quin Snyder as a rookie, but the 23-year-old is worth a shot for his shooting alone, which will be needed next to Morant and Jaren Jackson Jr.The No. 23 pick presents some options either in a trade or simply to draft a prospect. Sporting News’ Chris Stone had Cameron Johnson landing at that spot in his latest Mock Draft, and he could still make sense there. The other first-rounder has a number of protections on it, per The Daily Memphian’s Chris Herrington. Per league source, the 2020 pick the Grizzlies are getting in Conley trade has the following protections:2020 1-7, 15-30 (conveys 8-14)2021 – same as above2022 – 1-62023 1-32024 – 12025 – converts to two seconds— Chris Herrington (@HerringtonNBA) June 19, 2019The Grizzlies should expect the pick to transfer in 2022 or later. Barring some sort of catastrophic event, the Jazz will avoid the lottery.Perhaps the most important thing for the front office is having cap flexibility. Conley’s contract is gone, Crowder and Korver are on expiring deals and Chandler Parsons will also become a free agent after making $25.1 million in 2019-20. That’s a nice situation financially.Sure, the Grizzlies could have been pushed harder for a Conley trade earlier. But with Morant and Jackson set up to be the franchise’s dynamic duo, the future is bright in Memphis.last_img read more

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