Empty Wimbledon part of organizers’ 2021 plans

first_imgNext year’s Wimbledon Championships could be held without spectators amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the organizers of the grasscourt Grand Slam said on Friday.The tournament in England was canceled this year for the first time since World War Two due to the novel coronavirus, which has killed more than 43,000 people in the United Kingdom.It was the only Grand Slam, however, to be canceled in 2020 as the US Open in New York and the French Open in Paris were held in bio-secure environments after the Australian Open was held in normal circumstances at the beginning of the year. The All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC), organizers of the tournament, said they were broadly planning for three different scenarios – a full capacity Championships, a reduced capacity Championships, and a ‘behind closed doors’ Championships.”Staging The Championships in 2021 is our number one priority and we are actively engaged in scenario planning in order to deliver on that priority,” AELTC Chief Executive Sally Bolton said in a statement.The organizers would have learnt from the other Grand Slams and would also keep a close watch on the Australian Open, which is expected to be held in Melbourne in January.Wimbledon had an insurance policy in place for the pandemic in 2020 but will not have similar cover next year and another cancellation would have a major financial impact on the sport in United Kingdom.The pandemic, which has killed over a million people worldwide since emerging in China late last year, will force London into a tighter COVID-19 lockdown from midnight on Friday with the death toll in United Kingdom the highest in Europe.The AELTC said former player Jamie Baker has been appointed as head of professional tennis and tournament director for the Wimbledon Championships, which will be held between June 28 to July 11 next year.Topics :last_img read more

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Thierry Henry responds to Ruud van Nistelrooy Golden Boot claim

first_img Comment Thierry Henry responds to Ruud van Nistelrooy Golden Boot claim Van Nistelrooy scored 150 goals in 219 games for United (Picture: getty)Henry is now manager at Montreal Impact in Major League Soccer.The Frenchman denies being as obsessed with scoring as Van Nistelrooy but his fiery temper was well known during his playing days.And he admits it wasn’t a failure to score that would anger him, but a failure to help his team.‘When I was was upset was if I didn’t give an assist or I didn’t score,’ continued Henry. ‘Then I felt I didn’t help my team. Sometimes you can be amazing in a game without a goal and assist, sometimes really poor with a goal and assist so it depends on what people value. ‘If I didn’t help my team in any shape that’s when I come on the bus and put my head down, maybe saying stuff I shouldn’t be saying because I get upset with myself. ‘There’s a game in Sunderland where we were sure to be in Champions League and i gave Ljungberg three assists in the game and Ruud passed me with a goal.‘I could be greedy and play for myself but that’s how the game is. Ruud was an amazing striker, I had so many battles with him, he was a striker playing in an amazing team.’MORE: Trent Alexander-Arnold urges Manchester United transfer target Jadon Sancho to join Liverpool Advertisement Henry provided a record-breaking amount of assists in the 2003/04 season (Picture: Getty)Despite the Frenchman’s supremacy, Rio Ferdinand recently claimed it was Van Nistelrooy that was obsessed with coming out on top and his mood would sour after matches if he realised Henry had matched or surpassed his exploits in the previous 90 minutes.Henry insists he was unaware of Van Nistelrooy’s obsession and the former Arsenal captain insists if he was as focused on scoring then he wouldn’t have provided as many assists as he did during his career.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘It became a story between me and him because it was always him or me [to win the Golden Boot] but I don’t know if you remember I used to give penalties away…I used to give penalties away!’ Henry said on an Instagram Live with Puma Football.‘When Edu played his last game for Arsenal and I was battling with Ruud van Nistelrooy for the Golden Boot I gave him the penalty. ‘It’s because you ask me the question don’t get me wrong…but if you look at the number of my assists I gave in the game and sometimes i was in front of the goal and I squared it that would answer that question [whether he was as obsessed]. ‘I would not have all those assists if I was only just thinking about the Golden Boot.’center_img Sean KearnsThursday 30 Apr 2020 11:40 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link2kShares Advertisement Thierry Henry won the Golden Boot in four of the five years Van Nistelrooy was in England (Picture: Getty)Arsenal legend Thierry Henry has played down his rivalry with former Manchester United striker Ruud van Nistelrooy and insists he was nowhere near as obsessed with topping the scoring charts as the Dutchman.The pair fought for the Golden Boot for five consecutive seasons following Van Nistelrooy’s £19m move to United from PSV Eindhoven in 2001.Henry came out on top in Van Nistelrooy’s first year at Old Trafford but the Dutchman claimed his first Golden Boot in 2003 when the Red Devils reclaimed the Premier League title.However, Henry won the next three meaning he won the award in four of the five years the former Real Madrid man was at United.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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Arsenal vs Leicester TV channel, live stream, team news, odds and head-to-head

first_imgBukayo Saka has been in fine form for Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal side (Picture: AFP via Getty Images)Arsenal have rediscovered some form as they host Leicester on Tuesday night after three straight Premier League victories.The Gunners had a very ropy return to Premier League action as they were thrashed by Man City and then lost to Brighton, but victories over Southampton, Norwich and Wolves have got them back on track.They face a stern test on Tuesday as the Foxes come to north London looking to keep hold of third place in the table.Leicester got back to winning ways with a 3-0 victory over Crystal Palace on Saturday, but Chelsea and Manchester United are pushing hard for their place in the table and Brendan Rodgers needs points to hold off their charge.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTWhat time is Arsenal vs Leicester?The match kicks-off at 8.15pm on Tuesday 7 July at the Emirates.What TV channel is Arsenal vs Leicester on and is there a live stream?Sky Sports Premier League and Sky Sports Main Event will be showing the game live with coverage from 8pm.Crystal Palace vs Chelsea is on Main Event beforehand, with Watford vs Norwich on Premier League immediately prior.Subscribers can stream all the action on Sky Go or on the Sky Sports app, while non-subscribers can stream through a Sky Sports Pass on Now TV.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 CityArsenal vs Leicester team newsMesut Ozil should be available for Arsenal on Tuesday night, but whether he will return to the matchday squad is yet to be seen.Bernd Leno, Gabriel Martinelli, Pablo Mari and Calum Chambers all remain out for the Gunners.Leicester are without Ricardo Pereira and Daniel Amartey still, but Ben Chilwell, James Maddison and Ayoze Perez are all pushing for returns from injury.Arsenal vs Leicester odds7/5 Arsenal12/5 Draw2/1 LeicesterOdds courtesy of Betfair Arsenal vs Leicester TV channel, live stream, team news, odds and head-to-head Head-to-head in last five meetings 09 Nov 2019: Leicester 2-0 Arsenal – Premier League28 Apr 2019: Leicester 3-0 Arsenal – Premier League22 Oct 2018: Arsenal 3-1 Leicester – Premier League09 May 2018: Leicester 3-1 Arsenal – Premier League11 Aug 2017: Arsenal 4-3 Leicester – Premier League Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 7 Jul 2020 2:15 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 MORE: Emiliano Martinez praises Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta’s ruthlessness amid Matteo Guendouzi sagaMORE: Chris Wilder accuses Mikel Arteta of breaking the rules after Arsenal beat Sheffield UnitedFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page.center_img Advertisement Comment Advertisementlast_img read more

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Governor Wolf Announces Real Estate Industry May Conduct Limited Business Transactions Statewide

first_imgGovernor Wolf Announces Real Estate Industry May Conduct Limited Business Transactions Statewide May 19, 2020 Economy,  Press Release,  Public Health Governor Amendment to the Business Closure OrderSecretary of Health Amendment to the Business Closure OrderGovernor Tom Wolf today announced that starting today, businesses and employees in the real estate industry may conduct limited business-related activities statewide and provided guidance for this industry to operate in red phase and yellow phase counties.“We continue to review our policies and the scientific data to determine the safest approach for all activities in the commonwealth,” Governor Wolf said. “While at this point more than two-thirds of the state will be in the yellow phase of the state’s reopening plan by Friday, May 22, we are still evaluating how industries may be able to conduct business appropriately in red phase counties, including the real estate industry.“This industry impacts numerous types of businesses and Pennsylvania homebuyers who are in the process of, or considering, purchasing a home. It’s critical that these businesses, regardless of whether they are in red phase or yellow phase counties, strictly adhere to all appropriate guidelines and guidance,” Governor Wolf said.Previously, businesses and employees in the real estate industry were permitted to conduct limited in-person activities in counties in the yellow phase of the commonwealth’s phased reopening plan.The real estate guidance requires businesses and employees to follow all applicable provisions of the Guidance for Businesses Permitted to Operate During the COVID-19 Disaster Emergency to Ensure the Safety and Health of Employees and the Public, which includes provisions requiring that every person present at a work site, business location, or property offered for sale, wear masks/face coverings, and provisions requiring the establishment of protocols for execution upon discovery that the business has been exposed to a person who is a probable or confirmed case of COVID-19.All in-person activities should be scheduled and limited to no more than the real estate professional and two people inside a property at any time, exercising appropriate social distancing.When conducting settlements/closings utilize remote notary, powers of attorney or the exchange of contract documents electronically or by mail wherever possible. Where it is not possible to conduct settlement/ closing via remote notary or POA, attendance in-person must be limited to required signatories and their legal counsel or real estate professional only, and steps to preserve social distancing must be followed to the maximum extent possible.Businesses and employees are also encouraged to provide sellers with relevant safety information and protocols for cleaning and sanitizing properties; utilize electronic marketing as much as possible; provide all individuals at an in-person activity with a verbal health screening; stagger scheduling of property showings; avoid physical contact with the property by staging in advance to prevent the need for interaction with items like lights, interior doors, drapes and blinds; and minimize time spent in the property by having discussions away from the property via remote means.The governor today vetoed House Bill 2412, which does not provide enough safety protocols for the COVID-19 public health crisis. Further, the legislation would have placed restrictions on municipalities related to property transfers; specifically, it would have eliminated a municipality’s ability to issue use and occupancy permits and conduct safety inspections, which are conditions of a property transfer.Ver esta página en español.center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

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Buy a Gold Coast house and get a free apartment on South Straddie

first_imgAerial view of Couran Cove.Ray White Sovereign Islands agent Edin Kara has taken over the marketing and said the offer was genuine.“Panayota mentioned the apartment and we decided to offer it free with the house as it has never been on the market,” he said.“We’re taking the house to auction and the buyer will get a completely free apartment with it.“The reserve will remain as the price for just the house. It is a genuine offer.”The property at 2136 Beaufort Way is going to auction in March. Panayota Thomas is selling her Hope Island home and throwing in her South Stradbroke Island apartment. Picture: John GassIT sounds too good to be true — buy a Gold Coast house and get a free apartment on South Stradbroke Island.But that’s the new marketing push Panayota Thomas is taking to sell her seven-bedroom Hope Island property.It has been on the market eight months and Ms Thomas, a hairdresser, said she hoped throwing in the apartment would provide a buyer with the “ultimate Gold Coast lifestyle package”.“I was already trying to sell the house and thought I’d like to sell the apartment too,” the 64-year-old said.“So instead of reducing the price I’ve thrown in the apartment.”Ms Thomas, who owns Sovereign Islands Hair Studio, bought her Helensvale house in 2014 and her Couran Cove apartment in 2003. Panayota Thomas is selling her hope at 2136 Beaufort Way, Hope Island and throwing in her South Stradbroke Island apartment. Picture: John GassMore from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North11 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day agoA media room, jetty, office and separate wings are among the features of the Beaufort Way house while the one-bedroom apartment on Cook St, South Stradbroke Island, has never been lived in.“The apartment has been a great holiday home over the years,” she said.“But now it’s just an excess property.”She recently bought another property on Sovereign Islands to be closer to her hairdressing clientele.“I’m at a stage in my life now where I want to take time to travel more overseas,” she said.last_img read more

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Buyers keen on large lowset home built in 1989

first_img2 Leilani Court, Carina.More from newsCrowd expected as mega estate goes under the hammer7 Aug 2020Hard work, resourcefulness and $17k bring old Ipswich home back to life20 Apr 2020The home was built in 1989 by the sellers, who raised their children in the family-friendly pocket of Carina. LATEST AUCTION RESULTS: Queensland’s top sales Mr Behrendt said the owners were very happy with the result and ecstatic that so many people were on their lawn at once wanting to buy their family home.He said despite competitive bidding by several young families, an investor picked up the large property. “The property attracted tremendous interest as lowset homes with flat yards are always popular with young families,” Mr Behrendt said. “Investors were attracted to the large block, corner position and overall position.“Auctions continue to attract buyers that are prepared to have their finance in place.” A lowset home at 2 Leilani Crt, Carina sold under the hammer.A four-bedroom, two-bathroom home at 2 Leilani Crt, Carina sold for $760,000 under the hammer on Saturday afternoon.Ray White Bulimba selling agent Gunther Behrendt said there were six registered bidders on site and a crowd of up to 50 people watching as the auction took place. 2 Leilani Court, Carina.He said the property’s ensuite and main bathroom were renovated, leaving nothing for the new owners to do but move in and enjoy.last_img read more

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These are the five biggest mistakes buyers make when choosing a property

first_imgThere are plenty of costs associated with buying a house that people tend to not factor in.“There are more costs involved in purchasing a property than just the property itself,’’ he warned.Mr Piper said often buyers didn’t factor in the extra costs, such as building and pest inspections, insurance, moving costs and transfer fees. Make sure you do your research not just on the house you want to buy, but the suburb you are going to live in.Mr Piper said it is all too easy to extend your price range just a little, if your perfect home is waiting for a few thousand dollars more.He said being talked into buying a home outside your price range, could derail your finances in the future.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home2 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor2 hours ago“Spending more than you need to leaves you vulnerable to potential financial shocks, including rises in interest rates or changes in future circumstances.’’ NOT DOING YOUR RESEARCH You might find what you think is your perfect home, but failing to research the area is a big mistake.“That could lead to a life in a great home, but in a terrible area,’’ Mr Piper said.“It pays to get to know the neighbourhood you are potentially going to spend the rest of your life. Research nearby schools; find out about any current or future developments; make note of public transport; and make sure you check out the local crime rates.’’ FAILING TO PREPARE Make sure you consider your finances and needs before you start looking. “It’s important to analyse assets, organise debts, and get pre-approved for finance before starting the journey.’’ UNDERESTIMATING COSTS There are five common mistakes home buyers make and the first is being blinded by love.BUYING property can be an exciting and stressful time, particularly if you’ve never been in the market before.And with most people only in the market a few times in their lives it can be difficult to know just what the right or wrong thing is to do.According to Darren Piper, director of Universal Buyers Agents there are five common mistakes buyers make. FALLING IN LOVE While this is perfectly fine in your private life, falling madly in love with a home and becoming emotionally invested can be a problem.“Once a buyer starts making decisions with their hearts instead of their heads, that’s when they pay too much for a property, overlook important issues, and desperation kicks in, clouding judgment,’’ Mr Piper said. PAYING TOO MUCH last_img read more

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House auction also raises money for anti-bullying charity

first_imgThe home at 105-109 Thylungra Rd, Park Ridge South.AFOUR-BEDROOM Park Ridge South home has sold within minutes of being passed in at auction. Marketing agent Sarah O’Dwyer of LJ Hooker Browns Plains said the lowset home on 4000 sqm at 105-109 Thylungra Rd sold for $691,000. “There were two registered bidders and an opening bid of $550,000,” she said. “The home was passed in at $682,000 and sold within five minutes of the end of the auction.” More from newsCrowd expected as mega estate goes under the hammer7 Aug 2020Hard work, resourcefulness and $17k bring old Ipswich home back to life20 Apr 2020Ms O’Dwyer said the auction was also used as an opportunity to raise money for Kodi’s Message, a charity created in memory of Kodi Pearson, a 14-year-old boy who took his own life because of bullying. Inside 105-109 Thylungra Rd, Park Ridge South.“The auctioneer called a charity auction at the auction and we were able to raise $502 for Kodi’s Message,” Ms O’Dwyer said. “Proceeds from the charity auction will go towards Kodi’s Nullarbor Cycle Challenge.” Ms O’Dwyer said the Park Ridge South market was performing well. “It’s not as busy as it has been but the last couple of (listings) have brought the buyers out,” she said. “People are usually waiting to get into the area.”last_img read more

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The family synonymous with butchers in Queensland has listed one of its prestigious farming assets

first_imgThe cattle can be included in the dealIt includes the original four-bedroom homestead which has been renovated and has wide verandasThere are also managers quarters on the property and an entertainment area named “The Bull Bar’’.The family is offering to sell the existing Angus and Brangus cows and calves with the property. Big Bluff at Grevillia.ANYONE who loves their steak in southeast Queensland knows the name Purcell.Jack Purcell opened his first butcher shop in 1943 and the business soon spread. While he sold off many of the stores when he retired, his son bought the store at Northgate and continued the multi-generational business in the family name.While it’s not a butcher shop on offer this time, Paul has now listed his amazing cattle property just next to the Border Ranges for sale through Peter Douglas of Ray White Rural Queensland.The property, known as Big Bluff, is listed for offers of $1.9 million.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North3 hours agoNew apartments released at idyllic retirement community Samford Grove Presented by Paul and his father used the property as their paddock to plate enterprise and it continues today under the third generation of the family of Adam Purcell.The property can accommodate 80 cows and calves.last_img read more

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Brisbane home ready for auction perfect for renovation or dream build

first_imgMore from newsCrowd expected as mega estate goes under the hammer7 Aug 2020Hard work, resourcefulness and $17k bring old Ipswich home back to life20 Apr 202030 Amy Street, Hawthorne.Mrs Low said it was difficult to see the property go as she had so many great memories there.Class Real Estate — Bulimba selling agent John Kubatov said a developer builder or owner occupier could build one or two dream homes or sell the other block.He said they could build a spacious home on the massive allotment.Mrs Low said she preferred to see a buyer with money “do up” the house.“That really is something I would love to see,” she said.“But I don’t know if that will happen.”She said very little had been done to the home over the years.“It was originally located at Kangaroo Point and then it was brought across to its present location when they were building the Storey Bridge,” Ms Low said. 30 Amy Street, Hawthorne.A property in a very desirable street at Hawthorne has hit the market.The property at 30 Amy St has two bedrooms and one bathroom.Jan and John Low are selling the property at 30 Amy St which is on a 930sq m block of land, comprising two lots.Mrs Low said it was her uncle’s property and the 92-year-old was now in a nursing home.“We are selling so he can stay there,” Mrs Low said.Mrs Low said her grandparents, who died in 1969, had lived at the property from 1944.“To me it was my grandparent’s home and I went there at least once a week until they passed away,” she said.“I remember going there during my school holidays and spending time with them.” An aerial view of 30 Amy Street, Hawthorne.The two-bedroom, one-bathroom property will go to auction on November 18 at 11.20am.The Hawthorne Park is nearby as well as local schools, cinemas and the Citycat terminal.last_img read more

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