Inspector’s report keeps Merry Hill on the edge

first_imgTo access this article REGISTER NOWWould you like print copies, app and digital replica access too? SUBSCRIBE for as little as £5 per week. Would you like to read more?Register for free to finish this article.Sign up now for the following benefits:Four FREE articles of your choice per monthBreaking news, comment and analysis from industry experts as it happensChoose from our portfolio of email newsletterslast_img

Hong Kong schools to remain closed through easter, SCMP reports

first_imgThe city’s students haven’t gone to school since the Lunar New Year break began in late January. The third and final secondary school placement exam for Grade 6 primary school students have been canceled.Read also: Parents grapple with e-learning as schools stay closed in ChinaHong Kong has 81 confirmed coronavirus cases, according to a government statement late Monday. The illness has claimed more than 2,600 lives in mainland China since emerging in December. Nearly 78,000 people in China have been diagnosed with the virus, most in Hubei province, where the outbreak began.Topics : Hong Kong will extend school closures until at least the end of the Easter break in mid-April, the South China Morning Post reported, citing people it didn’t identify.Schools will remain suspended through April 10, when Good Friday falls, according to the report. Education officials are still inclined to hold written tests for university entrance exams as planned from March 27 onward, the report said.The city’s Education Secretary will hold a briefing at 2 p.m. local time on Tuesday. Earlier this month, the Hong Kong government extended school closures to March 16.last_img read more

Bernd Leno suffers horrific injury during Brighton vs Arsenal

first_imgBernd Leno suffers horrific injury during Brighton vs Arsenal Advertisement Advertisement Bernd Leno was seen raging at Neal Maupay after the Arsenal goalkeeper suffered a serious injury (Picture: BT Sport)Leno was replaced by Emiliano Martinez, Arsenal’s longest serving player, and the Argentine was immediately pressed into action when he was forced to dive low to his right and keep out Aaron Mooy’s rasping low drive.Mikel Arteta made five changes to his side following Wednesday’s defeat at Manchester City during which he lost January recruit Pablo Mari to a season ending ankle injury.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 ArsenalGranit Xhaka is also set to miss the next few weeks after sustaining an injury against City, while Sokratis Papastathopouls, Calum Chambers and Cedric Soares were not fit enough to be included in the squad which travelled to Brighton. Leno signed for Arsenal in the summer of 2018 from Bayer Leverkusen for a fee of £19.2million. He had to bide his time and wait to make his Premier League debut with Petr Cech the incumbent No.1 but is now firmly established as Mikel Arteta’s first choice.MORE: Mikel Arteta makes five changes as Mesut Ozil returns to Arsenal squad for Brighton clashMORE: Roy Hodgson expects bids to come in for Arsenal transfer target Wilfried Zaha Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 20 Jun 2020 3:46 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.1kShares Comment Bernd Leno suffered a serious leg injury during Arsenal’s Premier League game against Brighton (Picture: Getty)Arsenal goalkeeper Bernd Leno suffered a horrific injury during Saturday’s Premier League game against Brighton. The Germany international landed awkwardly on his right leg collecting an innocuous looking pass under a challenge from Neal Maupay.As he collected the ball, Leno attempted to ensure he remained inside his penalty area but twisted and sustained what is almost certainly an injury that will keep him out for the rest of the season. The 28-year-old, the only rival to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang for the club’s player of the season accolade, was heard screaming in agony before the physios were able to attend to him and provide oxygen.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTAs he left the field of play on a stretcher eight minutes before half-time he was seen sitting up and directing a volley of abuse in the direction of Maupey who was protesting his innocence.last_img read more

Where house prices fell the most during COVID-19

first_img FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON FACEBOOK Hawthorne (Brisbane) $1,460,094 $962,500 -34%Mooroobool (Cairns) $385,000 $295,000 -23%Rangeville (Toowoomba) $543,750 $418,000 -23%More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus8 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market8 hours agoBroadbeach Waters (GC) $1,221,500 $943,750 -23%Runaway Bay (Gold Coast) $1,050,000 $843,500 -20%Coorparoo (Brisbane) $1,135,000 $915,000 -19%Lowood (NW of Ipswich) $275,000 $222,500 -19%Palmview (Sunshine Coast) $720,000 $583,950 -19% Frenchville (Rockhampton) $350,000 $287,500 -18%Atherton (Tablelands) $340,000 279,750 -18% Source: CoreLogic, Finder *Suburb metrics: Only includes suburbs with 3 month median sales price available. Hawthorne saw its house price go from $1,460,094 in January to $962,500 in April this year, it said, a massive 34 per cent fall.Three suburbs saw prices fall by 23 per cent: Mooroobool in Cairns that went from $385,000 to $295,000; Rangeville in Toowoomba fell from $543,750 to $418,000; and popular Gold Coast suburb Broadbeach Waters saw its house price go from $1,221,500 to $943,750 in that period. Finder insight manager Graham Cooke said the falls came at a time when interest rates were falling.“The value of houses has and may continue to tip lower in many suburbs, and ready buyers are taking advantage,” he said.“For those with a mortgage already, even though your home’s value may have dropped, unless you take action, the mortgage payment will not.” Record low interest rates are spurring on buyers.“As budgets are crunched, a historic number of people are refinancing and getting a better deal on their largest investment.”“Record-low interest rates and a lack of investor spending can be a boon for savvy mortgage holders.”While the results varied widely across the state, the average change across Queensland was a 1 per cent rise in price – also a pleasant surprise given the massive impact COVID-19 has had globally. WHERE HOUSE PRICES FELL THE MOST (OFF COVID-19): SUBURB JAN APR DROP “Of the 227 suburbs that had more than 20 sales and a population of more than 1,000, 41 per cent saw a decline in price in April compared to January 2020,” according to the Finder analysis.But the biggest surprise was the suburb that saw the highest fall in house prices during that period – Hawthorne – was located in the high demand Brisbane inner ring. Meet the newest millionaire suburbscenter_img Finder analysed house price falls across 227 suburbs in Queensland during the early months of COVID-19.Fresh data has revealed the suburbs where house prices fell the most during COVID-19, and the biggest drop has come from the most surprising area.Comparison firm reviewed all suburbs in Queensland to track house price changes since January this year – in the process uncovering where “deals” could potentially be found. MORE: Own your own island, oyster shucking optional Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:58Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:58 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p216p216p180p180pAutoA, 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 Rate1xFullscreenHow much do I need to retire?00:58 Quarantine reno sells in just 15 minutes Population of at least 1,000. Number of sales over the last 3 months needs to be over 20last_img read more

Peruvian LNG exports jump in July

first_imgCompared to June 2022 when only two tankers carrying 304,505 tons of the chilled fuel left Peru, this is a 203.1 per cent jump. Data from the state-owned Perupetro shows the facility exported a total of six cargoes during the month under review. The exported volumes reached 923,103 tons. This is a 27.4 per cent increase compared to July 2019, when the facility shipped five cargoes totaling 724,858 tons in volume. Out of the six cargoes shipped in July, three landed in Japan, two ended up in China with a single cargo unloading in Spain. With the six July cargoes, the facility has shipped a total of 585 cargoes since it started operations in June 2010.center_img Exports from the Peruvian liquefied natural gas (LNG) facility in Pampa Melchorita jumped during the month of July 2020. Courtesy of Peru LNG The 4.45 million tons per year gas liquefaction plant is located 170 kilometers south of Lima and receives gas via a 408-kilometer pipeline built across the Andes.last_img read more

‘Genes for pre-eclampsia’ discovered

first_img Share HealthLifestyle ‘Genes for pre-eclampsia’ discovered by: – March 23, 2011 Tweet 46 Views   no discussions Sharecenter_img Sharing is caring! Share Scientists say they have identified genetic errors that appear to increase a pregnant woman’s chance of getting the potentially life-threatening condition called pre-eclampsia.Around four in every 100 women develops this problem of high blood pressure and leaky kidneys during pregnancy.Now researchers have found faulty DNA may be to blame in some cases, PLoS Medicine journal reports.The discovery could lead to new ways to spot and treat those at risk, they say.The US researchers from the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis analysed DNA from over 300 pregnant women.Sixty of these were otherwise healthy women who were hospitalised because they developed severe pre-eclampsia.The remaining 250 were women who were being monitored for other health complications. Forty of these also went on to develop pre-eclampsia.DNA analysis revealed a few genetic errors shared by five of the 60 otherwise healthy women and seven of the 40 “higher-risk pregnancy” women who developed pre-eclampsia.The genes on which the errors were identified (MCP factor I and factor H) play a role in regulating immune response and the researchers believe this could explain their possible link to pre-eclampsia.Scientists have suspected that problems with the immune system provoke many cases of pre-eclampsia because women with lupus and certain other autoimmune diseases – like 250 of the women in the study – have an increased risk of the disorder.The researchers now plan to study more pregnant women and other genes to further their understanding.Professor Basky Thilaganathan, spokesman for the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, said: “This work shows an association.“At best genes like these might identify 10-15% of pre-eclampsia, so it’s relative importance may not be sensational. But it may allow us to study new treatments to prevent or delay the onset of pre-eclampsia and to know which women need closer surveillance.”He said that currently the only real way to halt the condition was to deliver the baby. This can be relatively risk free if the pregnancy is nearing its natural end anyway, but can be risky if the baby is premature.Source: BBC Newslast_img read more

Ghana trying to lure Brighton ace Lamptey to switch allegiances from England

first_img Loading… “They mostly aspire to play for their country of birth or host countries. Even their parents don’t opt for their children playing for Ghana.” Lamptey burst onto the scene last season, when Frank Lampard brought him on for the final half hour of Chelsea’s 2-1 victory over Arsenal in December. He then featured in two FA Cup games, before surprisingly opting to snub a new contract in order to join Brighton. read also:Brighton make offer to Chelsea for youngster Tariq Lamptey Lamptey swiftly became a regular for Graham Potter, prior to the season’s coronavirus shutdown. And he picked up where he left off against his former club on Monday night. Ghana are also trying to persuade Lamptey’s Under-21 team-mate Eddie Nketiah to play for them. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Ghana is trying all it could to convince Tariq Lamptey to switch allegiances from England. The Brighton full-back, 19, has been a revelation since joining from Chelsea and shone in the 3-1 defeat to his former side at the Amex on Monday night. Lamptey also made his England Under-21 debut earlier this month in the 2-1 Euro qualifier win over Austria. The Londoner has Ghanaian parents so would be eligible to represent the Black Stars. Ghana FA supremo George Amoakah told a Ghanaian radio station Nhyira FM: “The national team’s department is making serious efforts to get his parents and the boy to play for Ghana. “But it’s not going to be easy. I don’t want to sound like it’s impossible, but it’s not going to be easy. “Most of the [Ghanaian] players born in Europe, if you want to entice them to come and play for Ghana, it is very difficult.Advertisementcenter_img Promoted ContentWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?8 Weird Facts About Coffee That Will Surprise YouA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?Which Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Best & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made6 Stunning Bridges You’ll Want To See With Your Own Eyes7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterWhat Are The Most Delicious Foods Out There?7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market Value18 Cities With Neverending Tourist-FlowThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read Morelast_img read more

Ronaldo Taunts Atletico Fans with UCL Haul

first_imgHe responded to the taunts by holding up five fingers to indicate the number of times he had won the competition, four times with arch-rivals Real and once with Manchester United.Atletico have reached the final of Europe’s elite club competition three times but never lifted the trophy.They lost to Ronaldo’s Real Madrid in 2014 and 2016.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Cristiano Ronaldo Cristiano Ronaldo was singled out by Atletico Madrid fans on Wednesday as Juventus lost 2-0 in the Champions League last 16 but the former Real Madrid forward was quick to point out his stellar record in the competition.“I won five Champions Leagues and these guys zero,” Ronaldo told reporters after the game, holding up his hand in the shape of a ‘zero’ to drive home his point.The Portuguese forward was jeered throughout the match at the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium, where Atletico got late goals from Uruguayan defenders Jose Gimenez and Diego Godin to take a vital lead into the return leg on 12 March.last_img read more

‘BRING ON GEORGETOWN’: Syracuse routs Providence 84-59 ahead of rivalry matchup with Hoyas

first_img Published on February 20, 2013 at 9:02 pm Contact Ryne: Facebook Twitter Google+ Each Syracuse possession elicited a different emotion on the trip back down the court.It started with excitement. James Southerland ran down the court, waving his arms wildly after his one-handed alley-oop slam brought the Carrier Dome to life. Then came admiration. Baye Moussa Keita retreated, his tongue hanging from the side of his smiling mouth after Southerland’s two-handed slam expanded the lead to 20. Finally, there was disbelief. Keita smiled widely, looking around to gauge his teammates’ reaction as the Orange headed to the locker room with a 27-point advantage over Providence.By the time it was done, Syracuse’s dismantling of the Friars felt more like an early-season matchup than it did a Big East contest, something even Brandon Triche brought to the attention of assistant coach Gerry McNamara.“I said that to G-Mac,” Triche said. “I said, ‘It feels like a nonconference game.’ The way we flowed, defensively, pretty much everybody’s stats.”Syracuse blew Providence away in the final eight minutes of the first half en route to an 84-59 victory in front of 23,717 on Wednesday night. The Orange (22-4, 10-3 Big East) exploded during a 27-2 run with 8:06 left before the break, going 11-for-13 from the field while the Friars (14-12, 6-8) hit just one of their 11 shots during the run.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“We just started to make shots and they started to miss shots,” SU head coach Jim Boeheim said. “And that’s what happens.”Southerland and C.J. Fair each scored 20 points to pace the Orange in the rout. Triche chipped in 14 points, and point guard Michael Carter-Williams scored 15 and dished out 12 assists – his first double-digit total since the team’s Big East opener against Rutgers.The gaudy numbers piled up as a result of Syracuse’s near-perfect first-half run, which came together as a result of more movement offensively in its half-court sets and opportunistic plays in transition that put the game out of reach.The Orange hit its first six shots of the stretch to turn a two-point lead into a 15-point cushion.Southerland started the run with an open jumper from the left wing. Then, Trevor Cooney knocked in a pair of field goals before Southerland drilled a 3-pointer to force a Providence timeout.After a Rakeem Christmas layup, Cooney’s block of Providence guard Vincent Council at the foul line set the stage for the game’s first highlight-reel play – Southerland’s alley-oop slam off of a lob from Triche on the opposite end.“It was exciting,” Fair said. “We got the fans involved, made some exciting plays.”Council found Bryce Cotton for an easy layup with four minutes to play, only to watch Syracuse put together another burst and rip off the final 14 points of the half.Southerland, who scored 12 of his 20 points during the run, knocked down a wide-open 3 from the left wing to push the Orange ahead by 18 with 2:31 before the break. Twenty-four seconds later, after a quick turnover by the Friars’ Kadeem Batts, Carter-Williams fired a pass to Southerland for an easy transition dunk.That’s when Keita ran back down the floor in awe, feeling Syracuse begin to pick up more steam. Fair tossed in a 3-pointer from the right corner, burning another Providence timeout and prompting Triche to give a confident nod of his head as he headed toward the bench.Syracuse led by 23, but the Orange still made a pair of impressive plays to end the half up 27. On the first, Carter-Williams threaded the defense with a perfectly placed bounce pass to Fair, who rose up and threw down a powerful left-handed slam. On the second – which resulted in the final field goal of the half – Carter-Williams came up with a steal and lofted a pass from beyond halfcourt for Triche, who was streaking to the basket for the easy layup.Syracuse led 43-16.“It was a very good offensive first half,” Boeheim said. “Second half, it was just treading the water, basically.”So as the teams played out the final 20 minutes with the game already decided, it became a chance to add to the highlight reel, as Southerland and Christmas did with alley-oops of their own.“I felt like the Clippers out there,” Southerland said, referring to the “Lob City” moniker given to the NBA franchise. “It’s definitely a great night when I’m throwing lobs to Rakeem.” Commentslast_img read more

John Gillon can’t pilot Syracuse offense in ACC tournament loss to Miami

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ The common thread through the Hurricanes’ defenses was Ja’Quan Newton, the junior point guard tasked with guarding Gillon. It wasn’t that Newton alone forced Gillon to pass the ball around the arc instead of driving, but the entire Miami defense did well to hedge the Orange’s ball screens atop the key.Gillon said it felt almost like a double team, jamming up the paint with green jerseys and leaving almost no free space. The result was a lot of passing and several Syracuse scoring attempts with single digits on the shot clock.“They’re just a very good defensive team,” Boeheim said. “They made it difficult.”With Gillon unable to get any drive-and-kick action going, the offensive burden was then placed on the shoulders of Andrew White, Tyler Lydon and Tyus Battle. White was the only one to significantly alter his offensive game, getting to the rim at a higher rate than usual to score a game-high 22 points.Battle and Lydon didn’t respond with extraordinary performances. The freshman scored 14 and the sophomore managed only five points. Most of that falls back on Gillon and he’s well aware of it.“Not every night is going to be your night,” Battle said. “It happens. You just have to bounce back and see what happens next game.”Unfortunately for Syracuse, that might not be in the NCAA Tournament. Comments NEW YORK — In the days leading up to Syracuse’s biggest game of the season, Miami head coach Jim Larranaga and his staff had a revelation that’s clung to Orange all year: If John Gillon has a big game, so does SU.That was the case earlier this season against the Hurricanes, when the senior point guard dished 11 assists and came two points shy of a double-double. It was the case for Gillon in an overtime win at North Carolina State and the case in a home upset of Duke.It’s been the case all season, so Larranaga made sure it wouldn’t be on Wednesday. The Hurricanes clogged the paint and made it difficult for Gillon to drive for most of the game, resulting in a more deliberate SU offense that doesn’t maximize its strengths.Gillon turned the ball over three times and scored all eight of his points in the second half, enduring one of his most frustrating performances of the season.“I didn’t do my job as the point guard tonight,” Gillon said in a quiet Syracuse locker room.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textWith Gillon leading an offense that leaned on 3-pointers and long jump shots for most of the afternoon, SU (18-14, 10-8 Atlantic Coast) spent most of its 62-57 loss to Miami (21-10, 10-8) playing catchup. While the Orange has mounted plenty of comeback wins this season, that wouldn’t be the case in the second round of the ACC tournament on Wednesday in the Barclays Center. A win would have given Syracuse more comfort about its NCAA Tournament fate, but it’s now a tossup that officially will be decided on Sunday.The most glaring stain on SU’s tournament resume is a lack of road wins, a trend that correlates substantially with Gillon’s performance. In the Orange’s most recent road losses at Louisville and Georgia Tech, the 6-foot point guard mirrored the disappointing outcome with disappointing play.When Syracuse’s offense doesn’t have its ringleader, it doesn’t have much at all.“I’m the head of the snake,” Gillon said. “I’m the point guard. If I’m not having a big game, it’s going to be tough for us to do what we need to do.”Jessica Sheldon | Staff PhotographerDespite the game-long troubles to penetrate and attack Miami’s defense, Gillon had chances to make up for every one of the Orange’s offensive woes. He charged down the court with 7.7 seconds left and a chance to tie the game with a 3-pointer. He pulled up a few feet from the top of the key, losing his balance as he let go of the shot, but the shot landed wide.He tried to scream it out to his teammates, hoping they could snag a rebound in desperation. They had no such luck. Unlike Gillon’s previous highlight reel moments this year, this game-deciding shot wouldn’t fall through.“It was absolutely the right play,” SU head coach Jim Boeheim said, defending Gillon’s decision to take the shot himself.Miami threw a couple of different defensive schemes against Syracuse throughout the game. It utilized man-to-man to stymie SU in the first half, switched to a matchup zone for most of the second half and then moved back into man-to-man for the final three minutes of the game.MORE COVERAGEThe Final Word: Beat writers discuss Syracuse’s 62-57 loss against MiamiWhat we learned from Syracuse’s 62-57 ACC tournament loss to MiamiJim Boeheim pitches case for Syracuse to make NCAA TournamentSyracuse loses to Miami in ACC tournament and now all the Orange can do is waitGallery: Syracuse loses third straight ACC tournament gamecenter_img Published on March 8, 2017 at 6:03 pm Contact Connor: | @connorgrossmanlast_img read more