Grimley survey shows caution

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Japan’s Suga to join race to succeed PM Abe: Kyodo

first_imgAbe’s announcement on Friday, citing a worsening of a chronic illness, set the stage for a leadership election within his Liberal Democratic Party (LDP). The LDP president is virtually assured of being prime minister because of the party’s majority in the lower house of parliament.Suga decided to join the LDP race judging that he should play a leading role given expectations for his ability to manage crises, such as the COVID-19 pandemic and Japan’s deepest postwar economic dive, Kyodo said, citing an unnamed source.Calls to Suga’s parliamentary office seeking comment on Sunday went unanswered.A self-made politician in a country of political dynasties, Suga was chosen by Abe in 2012 for the pivotal role of chief cabinet secretary, acting as top government spokesman, coordinating policies and riding herd on bureaucrats.Suga would join such candidates as former foreign minister Fumio Kishida and former defence minister Shigeru Ishiba.Topics : Japan’s Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga will join the race to succeed his boss Shinzo Abe as prime minister, Kyodo news agency reported on Sunday, as the competition heats up to succeed Japan’s longest-serving leader.Suga, a longtime lieutenant of Abe’s in a key supporting role, has denied interest in the top job but attracted attention with a series of interviews, to Reuters and other news organizations, in the days before Abe’s abrupt resignation for health reasons.A Suga government would extend the fiscal and monetary stimulus that defined Abe’s nearly eight years in office.last_img read more

Almost 300 Rohingya refugees arrive in Indonesia’s Aceh province

first_imgTopics : Almost 300 Rohingya refugees believed to have been at sea for six months landed in Indonesia’s Aceh province early on Monday, Indonesian authorities said.Acehnese police said a wooden boat carrying the Rohingya was spotted by local fishermen several kilometers off the coast of Lhokseumawe, before landing at Ujung Blang Beach just after midnight“There are 297 Rohingya according to the latest data, among them 181 women and 14 children,” Iptu Irwansya, a local police chief, told reporters. Junaidi Yahya, head of the Red Cross in Lhokseumawe, said the group was currently being held in a temporary location.“We hope they can be moved to the evacuation center today, but their health, especially related to COVID-19, is our main concern,” said Yahya.Among the group was one sick 13-year-old who police said was taken to hospital in an ambulance.Images of the Rohingya arrivals show lines of women in masks carrying their possessions in plastic bags, and men huddled on the floor of a thatched roof shelter.center_img Monday’s arrival follows the arrival of another vessel in late June when Acehnese fishermen rescued more than 100 Rohingya refugees, including 79 women and children, after Indonesian authorities had initially threatened to push them back.Fleeing persecution in Myanmar and refugee camps in Bangladesh, the Rohingya have for years boarded boats in an attempt to seek refuge in other Southeast Asian nations.Chris Lewa, director of the Arakan Project, a non-profit group focusing on the Rohingya crisis, said the passengers that arrived in Aceh on Monday had set sail from southern Bangladesh at the end of March or early April, bound for Malaysia.But both Malaysian and Thai authorities pushed them back, she said, as borders tightened due to coronavirus pandemic.Smugglers split the passengers into several boats, some of which managed to land in Malaysia and Indonesia in June, but several hundred remained at sea until Sunday night.The smugglers called their families to demand payments in the weeks before they were taken to shore, she said.“The smugglers seemed to not want to try to disembark them because not everyone had paid … They were basically keeping them hostage on the boat,” she said. last_img read more

Unai Emery blamed for Arsenal’s terrible away form by Martin Keown

first_img Comment Advertisement ‘We want to win’: Emery speaks before Huddersfield gameTo 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 11:35Fullscreen’We want to win’: Emery speaks before Huddersfield game 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.On Arsenal’s recent struggles, Emery said on Thursday: ‘It can be… at the end, the reason we didn’t take the same balance as we have shown at home.‘I spoke with the players (and told them) we need to think this match is very important for us and every player needs to be ready, be focused and be thinking we need to win this match.‘Imposing ourselves from the first minute, and throughout the 90 minutes, our capacity against them – but first is the mentality.‘For us, tactically, is the second issue. The first is to think we need to win and after it’s how we can win this match – (in terms of) preparing tactically and individually.’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 Metro Sport ReporterFriday 8 Feb 2019 4:08 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link Unai Emery blamed for Arsenal’s terrible away form by Martin Keown Arsenal haven’t won away from home in the Premier League since November (Picture: Getty)Martin Keown believes Unai Emery is to blame for Arsenal’s terrible recent record away from home in the Premier League.The Gunners won just once on the road during the second half of last season under Arsene Wenger, but his successor appeared to have cured Arsenal’s travel sickness during the early period of the current campaign.Since the win over Bournemouth on November 25, however, Emery’s side has collected just two points from a possible 18 away from home and will be looking to reverse that trend at the league’s bottom side Huddersfield on Saturday.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 CityKeown believes Emery’s constant tinkering and rotation has contributed to the downturn in results and believes he needs to revert to a flat back four.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTHe said: ‘Is it any wonder Arsenal have lost four of their last five away games when Unai Emery has gone with a different formation in for each match?‘Teams cannot build any rhythm if the manager keeps tinkering. With Arsenal going to Huddersfield today, Emery should go with winning 4-3-1-2 formula he uses at the Emirates.’ Advertisementlast_img read more

QLD homes were the hottest in the country this week

first_imgThis Bridgeman Downs property has subdivision potential.A four bedroom home at 63 Mars Street, Coorparoo, was the third most viewed in the country over the past seven days.It has a land size of 948 sqm in a leafy enclave, backing directly onto an expansive nature reserve. The house has its own private jetty.Agent Emil Juresic of NGU Real Estate had it listed as “Raby Bay’s masterpiece”.“You’ll spend many days relaxing poolside while the kids splash in the pool or paddle off your very own private jetty. The 1,254 sqm block also offers beautiful gardens you can explore, plus water features for complete relaxation,” was how it was described in the listing. The Raby Bay home design is striking.Among the features of the waterfront home at 27 Piermont Place, Raby Bay, were open plan living areas, large alfresco dining, an outdoor kitchenette with bar fridges, an infinity pool on the water side, a massive parents’ retreat, LED ceiling lighting, a practical butler’s pantry and Miele kitchen appliances. 334 Bridgeman Road, Bridgeman Downs Qld 4035.Among its charms were a self-contained guesthouse, second access to the huge 2.5 acre block for future subdivision potential, a saltwater inground pool, 2.7m high ceilings, a 5.64kw solar power system, two solar hot water systems and water tanks that can hold 66,000 litres.It was the most viewed home in the country last week. 27 Piermont Place, Raby Bay Qld 4163Coming in second nationally was 334 Bridgeman Road, Bridgeman Downs — an eight bedroom, five bathroom, 10 car space house.Agents John Bradley and Matthew Biggs of Place Aspley have it listed as “elite executive living in Bridgeman Downs”. 27 Piermont Place, Raby Bay Qld 4163AUSTRALIA’S hottest three houses on the market this week have all come out of Queensland, latest viewing data has revealed.Data on the most viewed properties on the country’s biggest property site saw a five bedroom, six bathroom, three car space home in Raby Bay east of Brisbane come out on top. Friday afternoon drinks anyone? Jaw-dropping home licensed for 160 parties a year No delusions of grandeur here More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus17 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market17 hours ago 67 hectares sell for $2.90 sqm It was listed as also having a kitchenette in the separate living area, in-built coffee machine in the kitchen, two dishwashers, a gym with separate outdoor access and a media room. 63 Mars Street, Coorparoo Qld 4151Agent Amanda Becke of Belle Property Coorparoo listed it as a “family sanctuary”.“The property is a blissfully private sanctuary with the feeling of living on acreage, without compromising convenience,” was how it was described. It’s located within the 10km ring from the Brisbane CBD, just 14 minutes drive from the city centre. 63 Mars Street, Coorparoo Qld 4151It has tonnes of natural light and leafy outlooks from every room over two levels, according to its listing, with a chef’s kitchen, plantation shutters, an inground swimming pool, and a large entertainment deck. FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON FACEBOOKlast_img read more

Alcohol Action conference begins in Wellington

first_img3 News 22 Mar 2012New Zealand’s first ‘Babies, Children and Alcohol’ conference is set to begin at Wellington’s Te Papa this morning. The conference will focus on solutions to alcohol-related harm sustained by children in New Zealand, and has been organised by Alcohol Action NZ (AANZ). The one-day event will feature a number of guest speakers, opportunities for discussion, and allocated time for responses from politicians. The conference will begin at 9am with an opening address from Children’s Commissioner Dr Russell Wills. AANZ spokesperson Professor Doug Sellman says on the day of the conference, “200 alcohol-related physical and sexual assaults will occur in New Zealand”, some of which will “directly impact” on children. Another spokesperson, Professor Geoff Robertson, says the Government “has shown woeful leadership” in addressing New Zealand’s drinking culture, and the conference will highlight “the strength of the scientific evidence about how a society can reduce alcohol-related damage… with a particular focus on positive outcomes for children”. AANZ says up to 3,000 unborn children suffer alcohol-related brain damage each year.Read more: read more

McCarthy sits out training again

first_imgThe Everton midfielder hasn’t trained this week. There was better news regarding defender Ciaran Clark, who did take part in the session.Martin O’Neill’s side also play Belarus in a friendly in Cork next Tuesday. It’s expected the squad for the tournament will be name after that match.last_img

WWE Clash Of Champions: Styles retains the US title defeating Cedric

first_img First Published: 18th September, 2019 06:58 IST LIVE TV WE RECOMMEND SUBSCRIBE TO US Last Updated: 18th September, 2019 13:41 IST WWE Clash Of Champions: Styles Retains The US Title Defeating Cedric WWE Clash of Champions 2019: Cedric Alexander challenged The O.C after they attack him at quarter-finals. AJ Styles wins the match and retains the US title. COMMENT 11 months ago WWE is back with Raw 2019: Here is a list of the best Raw wrestlers 11 months ago WWE Raw 2019: Braun Strowman v Seth Rollins; Sasha Banks v Becky Lynch Written Bycenter_img 11 months ago Randy Orton: Rumours about WWE’s Apex Predator that came true 11 months ago WWE Clash of Champions: Seth Truly Creates ‘Hell In A Cell’ for Braun  Riddhi Adsul 11 months ago Stone Cold reveals how his recent cameo appearances have helped WWE FOLLOW US WATCH US LIVE Cedric Alexander was defeated by AJ Styles, who retained the US title at WWE Clash of Champions on 15th September. AJ Styles connected a combination of ‘Phenomenal Forearm’ and the ‘hit Style Clash’ which earned him the victory. The match started with an enthusiastic audience in North Carolina as Cedric Alexander entered. AJ Styles, the WWE United States Champion came along with Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson, and the other two seemed like they were just there to walk AJ to the ring. AJ Styles retains the US title at WWE Clash of Champions 2019Cedric Alexander called out for the challenge against AJ Styles because of the issue created a couple of weeks back. AJ Styles, Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson attacked Cedric Alexander backstage out of frustration. The trio attacked exactly before the quarter-final match between Cedric and Baron Corbin. While Alexander fought fearlessly, he fell short against Corbin, so he was naturally out for revenge against The OC.Read: Stone Cold reveals how his recent cameo appearances have helped WWERead: Randy Orton: Rumours about WWE’s Apex Predator that came trueThe RevengeAs the bell rang, Cedric started with his first move catching AJ Styles with a ‘Big Michinoku Driver’. AJ managed to escape but Cedric brought him back and struck a big kick to the head taking a close two count. Cedric attacked by kicking AJ in the head and dropped him. Cedric ‘springboarded’ up but AJ pushed him off the top rope, down on the side. This was the time when AJ Styles decided to give it all back. AJ dropped Cedric’s neck on the apron with a ‘big stiff suplex’. AJ grabbed Cedric for a Styles Clash on the floor and nailed it.Also Read: WWE is back with Raw 2019: Here is a list of the best Raw wrestlers Cedric Alexander isn’t a wrestler who would give up easily, despite AJ’s multiple pin attempts. However, even AJ Styles doesn’t give up and AJ springboarded up and hit a big Phenomenal Forearm. AJ went back for the Styles Clash and hit it in the middle of the ring. AJ covered for the pin to retain the title. AJ Styles defeated Cedric Alexander retaining the US Title at WWE Clash of Champions 2019.Also Read: WWE Clash of Champions: Seth Truly Creates ‘Hell In A Cell’ for Braun  last_img read more

Tipp footballers put Roscommon defeat behind them

first_imgTipp senior football manager Liam Kearns is encouraging his players to park the Roscommon defeat ahead of this weekend’s trip to Cusack Park, Ennis.They take on Clare, who are still searching for a win in Division 2 of the National Football League.Tipp, meanwhile, had a disappointing loss to Roscommon last weekend, letting a 7 point lead slip in the closing stages of the game. Speaking after the defeat, Liam Kearns said it’s important not to let the previous result influence upcoming games…Tipp FM’s live coverage of this Sundays Allianz Football League Tipperary versus Clare comes in association with Gleesons Pub Irishtown Clonmellast_img read more

Inspired to bring virtual sports content to Italy with SISAL deal

first_img Triennial cut impacts Inspired performance March 12, 2020 StumbleUpon BGC members to donate virtual grand national profits to NHS charity April 1, 2020 Share Inspired Entertainment has announced the launch of new virtual sports content with italian operator SISAL.  Inspired Virtual Football Matchday is now live and featured on a dedicated channel across 480 of SISAL’s Italian retail estates. This launch makes Inspired the sole provider of virtual football content for the leading Italian operator.Exclusively designed for Italy, Football Matchday offers an exciting live league format with eight fixtures in state-of-the-art graphics. The product also includes a ‘picture in picture’ window showing goals from non-featured matches ensuring that customers don’t miss any of the action.Football Matchday will feature alongside a live league table designed to further enrich the player experience.“I’m delighted to announce the launch of this new content with our valued Italian partner, SISAL. Matchday Light has consistently been one of our best performing products in Italy and we’re excited to be bringing it to SISAL venues for their customers to experience,” said Steve Rogers, Chief Commercial Officer for Digital Games at Inspired.  “Inspired remains committed to the ongoing development of its Virtual Sports business in Italy, and this latest launch with SISAL will no doubt contribute to its continuing success.”The deal comes less than three months after Inspired announced a major restructure to its senior executive leadership team, confirming the departure of Luke Alvarez as Group Chief Executive Officer. Submit Share AgiproNews Italian View – Retail lockdown sees betting face months of trauma March 17, 2020 Related Articleslast_img read more