first_imgFor the second time in as many years, the countdown to the Twenty20 World Cup is on!- Advertisement – With Buttler, Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Ben Stokes and Dawid Malan all competing for a place in the XI, England appear to have found themselves with a similar conundrum. Five world-class T20 batsmen, all of whom you suspect would like to bat in the top three.Does that mean Buttler again has to move from the position where he has enjoyed so much success? Perhaps not. The England captain is the sixth batsman of those who might be considered to be ‘in possession’ of a place in the team and the only one who would not see himself at the top of the order.Eoin Morgan has primarily batted at No 4 for England in recent years, be it in ODI or T20I, but dropped down to five during the T20I series against Australia and did similarly for Kolkata Knight Riders during the IPL, at times even dropping to No 6 if early wickets fell.Sky Sports pundit Rob Key believes this is Morgan, who has been a strong advocate of Buttler opening, gearing up to take on the role of England’s finisher himself. Will Eoin Morgan step up as England's finisher as they solidify their T20 World Cup plans?
Will Eoin Morgan step up as England's finisher as they solidify their T20 World Cup plans?

first_imgOntario will allow some people who test positive for COVID-19 but do not have symptoms to return immediately to their workplaces with precautions, separated from those who do not have the virus, according to guidance released on Wednesday.The guidance document said “work self-isolation” outside of healthcare settings would be allowed for asymptomatic employees “deemed critical to operations” at local public health workers’ discretion and that employers would be responsible for ensuring they do not put others at risk.The province is battling outbreaks that have killed three migrant farmworkers, and has started mass-testing asymptomatic farmworkers. The change could send some of them back to their jobs. Currie said anyone who did not feel comfortable working would not have to do so, and would be eligible for workers’ compensation.Susana Caxaj, a nursing professor and a coordinator of the Migrant Worker Health Expert Working Group, said assuming that asymptomatic workers would not spread the virus was “wishful thinking.”Farmworkers often do hard physical labor for long hours.”They’re pushing their body to the limit,” she said. “If a person is actually not asymptomatic but pre-symptomatic, we could be putting that person at greater risk.”Topics : It was prompted by a cluster of farmworkers who tested positive but were all asymptomatic, said Ontario Chief Medical Officer of Health David Williams.”As we learn more, we change things, we adapt,” he told a briefing in Toronto.Experts and officials have said that people who are not showing symptoms can spread the virus.Keith Currie, president of the Ontario Federation of Agriculture, said employers would have to separate positive workers, or if that is not possible, tell them not to work.last_img read more

first_imgKai Havertz scored a hat-trick in the midweek win over Barnsley (Picture: Getty)Chelsea need to get back to winning ways, and West Brom are finding life tough back in the Premier League. Chelsea should have enough to win this convincingly if they get back to their best. Prediction: 0-3.Betfair Exchange Odds: West Brom- 9/1, Chelsea- 2/5, Draw- 9/2Burnley vs SouthamptonBurnley will be disappointed with their result against Leicester, they did score two in the process though, Southampton have also been less than impressive, and of course were humiliated by Spurs at the weekend. Sometimes, this can be a hangover for your next game, and affect the team. They gave Spurs far too much space. I think Burnley might be able to take advantage. Prediction: 2-1.Betfair Exchange Odds: Burnley- 9/4, Southampton- 11/8, Draw- 5/2Sheffield United vs Leeds UnitedSheffield don’t look the same team as last year, ‘second season syndrome’ again! They were unlucky against Villa and played OK with ten men. I like Leeds, and they have been strong. They are playing nice football in a tough league, and scoring goals. Bielsa is a genius, and I think they can add to Sheffield’s tough start. Prediction: 1-2.Betfair Exchange Odds: Sheffield- 7/4, Leeds- 7/4, Draw- 5/2Tottenham vs Newcastle Man Utd got off to the worst possible start last weekend (Picture: Getty)Oh my god…imagine United lose to Brighton! That would be not only a shock, but a huge disappointment. I think people would begin to speak about Ole, the position of the manager in general, so I hope to see them correct the mistake they made against Palace. They have no other option and need to win this game. Losing against Liverpool and City in your first two games is ok, but Palace and Brighton is a disaster if you lose both. United can get three points back here. Prediction: 1-3.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTBetfair Exchange Odds: Brighton- 4/1, Man United- 4/5, Draw- 11/4Crystal Palace vs EvertonI think from time to time, teams like Palace follow a great result with a poor result, whereas Everton are really flying high. I think Everton will keep up their good form here in a game they can and should win. Prediction: 0-2Betfair Exchange Odds: Palace- 3/1, Everton- 11/10, Draw- 5/2West Brom vs Chelsea Dimitar BerbatovFriday 25 Sep 2020 9:00 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link3kShares Comment Advertisement Dimitar Berbatov’s Premier League predictions including Liverpool vs Arsenal & Brighton vs Man Utdcenter_img Tottenham ran riot at Southampton last weekend (Picture: Getty)I hope Spurs can continue their form from the weekend, although Bale still isn’t fit. Reguillon could make his debut, which would be interesting. I can see them winning and scoring lots of goals here while they do it. Son and Harry Kane are on fire. Prediction: 4-0.Betfair Exchange Odds: Spurs- 1/2, Newcastle- 7/1, Draw- 4/1Manchester City vs Leicester CityI watched City win 3-1 in their last game, and of course they are title challengers and want their league trophy back. They should be able to beat Leicester, and they looked fit for their first game back. Sterling is flying, De Bruyne is one of the best in the world, and they should have a class edge. Prediction: 3-0.AdvertisementAdvertisementBetfair Exchange Odds: Man City- 3/10, Leicester- 10/1, Draw- 11/2West Ham vs WolvesWest Ham have lost their first two, although they didn’t look too bad against Arsenal, it was a much improved performance. Wolves didn’t play brilliantly against City and West Ham could steal a point here. They need to up their game or it will be a long road ahead. Prediction: 1-1Betfair Exchange Odds: West Ham- 3/1, Wolves- 11/10, Draw- 5/2Fulham vs Aston VillaI have no words to describe Fulham right now! The loss against Leeds flattered them, it was just Leeds taking the foot off the gas. Fulham need to improve a lot, especially at the back where they are leaking goals. I hope they can improve in this game, and I think they might be able to get three points on the board here. Prediction: 1-0.Betfair Exchange Odds: Fulham- 2/1, Aston Villa- 13/8, Draw- 5/2Liverpool vs Arsenal Liverpool vs Arsenal is the headline match this weekend in the Premier League (Picture: Metro / Getty)Liverpool and Arsenal will put their 100% records on the line on Monday as two of the Premier League’s most impressive sides so far this season go head-to-head at Anfield. Before then, Manchester United face a tricky trip to Brighton hoping to avoid back-to-back defeats, while Chelsea travel to the Hawthorns to take on a West Brom side who look destined to struggle this season.As ever, Betfair Ambassador Dimitar Berbatov previews the action for…Brighton vs Man Utd Arsenal beat Liverpool in last month’s Community Shield at Wembley (Picture: Getty)I’m looking forward to this, it should be a great game, and we’ll see what Arsenal have to offer. Liverpool have been impressive, and Thiago coming in is huge for them, he is top class. I will go for Liverpool here, as their front three is just too strong for most teams, and Arsenal still need to improve in defence. Prediction: 3-1.Betfair Exchange Odds: Liverpool- 1/2, Arsenal- 6/1, Draw- 4/1MORE: Mikel Arteta makes confident prediction about Arsenal’s record signing Nicolas PepeMORE: Martin Keown calls for Chris Smalling to be given another chance at Manchester UnitedFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Advertisementlast_img read more

first_imgThe news of strong house price growth in Brighton over the past quarter has been welcomed by first home buyers Tom and Emma Rivers, who just bought a house in the suburb.The couple paid $520,000 for a four-bedroom, two-bathroom timber home with a pool and back deck.“The community feel, the fact it’s an established area, the lovely sea breeze and being close to the city was what did it for us,” Mr Rivers said. “We looked at Sandgate, but it was $150,000 to $200,000 too expensive for us, so we looked further north to Brighton and it was much more in our price range.” This house at 52 North Rd, Brighton, recently sold for $520,000. Top 10 Highest Valued Suburbs For Houses in Brisbane. Source: REIQ.And at the lower end of the market, some of Brisbane’s most affordable suburbs chalked up notable gains – Deagon’s median house price rose 5.7 per cent to $487,500, while Zillmere gained 4.9 per cent to $484,750.The city’s apartment market is still suffering from an oversupply hangover, with the median unit price falling 3.4 per cent over the past quarter to $425,000.Over the past year, the annual median unit price fell 2.2 per cent or $10,000, to $440,000. But it wasn’t all bad news.Seven suburbs in Brisbane LGA — Rochedale, Gordon Park, Northgate, Yeronga, Toowong, Newmarket and Red Hill — reported double-digit annual growth in median unit price in the range of 10 to 64 per cent. Brisbane’s median house price has hit a new record high of $675,000. Image: AAP/Darren England.BRISBANE’S median house price has hit an all-time high, recording slow and steady growth over the past year despite the downturn gripping the national housing market.The latest Real Estate Institute of Queensland Market Monitor, to be released today, reveals the city’s median house price increased 2.3 per cent in the past year to hit a record-breaking $675,000.Dubbed the nation’s “quiet achiever”, Brisbane house prices have grown almost 30 per cent in the past five years thanks to steady, sustainable growth, which has made it one of the most stable capital city markets in 2018. RELATED: Brisbane home prices to take off REIQ chief executive Antonia Mercorella. Photo: Claudia Baxter.Waterfront suburbs on the city’s north side recorded strong price growth over the past 12 months, with Sandgate’s median house price jumping 12.5 per cent, Shorncliffe up 7.2 per cent and Brighton’s median house price rising more than 11 per cent to $590,000.“Areas such as Brighton, which is affordably priced, and Sandgate, are becoming increasingly appealing,” Ms Mercorella said. “Houses are being renovated and achieving higher prices. “Brighton, in particular, is suffering from low stock levels and with growing demand from interstate investors — who have a bit of extra cash compared with locals — this is having the effect of pushing up prices slightly.” Among the top suburbs for house price growth in Brisbane’s northwest were Bardon, Brighton, Ashgrove, Wavell Heights, Bald Hills and Bridgeman Downs.Wynnum, Tarragindi, Eight Mile Plains, Mount Gravatt East and Manly West were among the top growth suburbs in Brisbane’s southeast.REIQ chief executive Antonia Mercorella said Brisbane’s affordability, climate, infrastructure and liveability would continue to help its housing market.“The city is undergoing dramatic change as more than $17 billion in spending on 10 major projects propels us into world-city status,” Ms Mercorella said. “Much-needed transport projects such as the Cross River Rail and Brisbane Metro will bring suburbs closer to the city and boost property prices on both sides of the river.” Top Growth Suburbs for Houses in Brisbane. Source: REIQ.On the city’s outskirts, house prices grew the most in the Redlands and Moreton Bay — both up 3.3 per cent in the past 12 months — while Ipswich was the most affordable with a median house price of $345,000. The most popular price range for houses in the Brisbane LGA is $500,000 to $750,000, with sales in this range representing nearly half of all house sales over the past year.Brisbane has 15 suburbs in the million dollar-plus club, but is yet to break through the $2 million median barrier.Teneriffe tops the list with a median house price of $1.79 million, followed closely by New Farm ($1.61 million). The back deck and pool at the house at 52 North Rd, Brighton.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus15 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market15 hours agoAgent Carl Calio of Calio & Scott Real Estate – Brighton said he believed the bayside suburb had “always been underrated”.“We’re the last Brisbane City Council suburb before you go over the bridge to Redcliffe,” Mr Calio said.“Improvements to the Shorncliffe pier has helped, and transport access to the city and airport is good.“Being an older area, the older folk are going to aged care or, unfortunately, passing and the young people are coming in and renovating.” MORE: North vs south: Which is more liveable? Top 5 Growth Suburbs for Units in Brisbane. Source: REIQ.And compared to five years ago, the median unit price is 5.5 per cent higher than it was in September 2013.last_img read more

first_imgThe Times of Israel 16 February 2017Family First Comment: This is called ‘an ambulance at the TOP of the cliff’ – a worthy investmentKnesset lawmakers will vote on legislation Sunday to grant tax benefits to couples who take a marriage preparation course.The legislation was initiated by MK Yehuda Glick of the Likud party and co-sponsored by parliamentarians across the political spectrum from Merav Michaeli of the Zionist Union to Bezalel Smotrich of the Jewish Home.The course is designed to provide couples with the tools to strengthen family ties, properly deal with problems in marriage and prevent cases of domestic violence.Under the proposal, the Welfare and Social Services Ministry would encourage institutions to offer the marriage preparation class, and couples that take the training would receive a tax break.In addition, the Treasury would reimburse the newlyweds for their marriage fee, as well as the charge for the prep-course itself. up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.last_img read more

first_img Share 29 Views   no discussions NewsRegional Caribbean agency continues focus on regional development and export capacity by: – February 25, 2012 Sharing is caring! Tweetcenter_img Ambassador Colin Murdoch. Photo credit: caribarena.comST JOHN’S, Antigua — The newly appointed chairman of the Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export), Ambassador Colin Murdoch, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Finance and Economy, recently met in Antigua and Barbuda with the senior management of the Agency, Escipion Oliveira, deputy executive director, and Anthony Bradshaw, chief operating officer, to discuss the agency’s current work programme. Caribbean Export is currently implementing the five-year 10th European Development Fund (EDF) Regional Private Sector Development Programme, which has a total project cost of EUR 32.1 million, of which EUR 28.3 million is financed by the European Union and EUR 3.8 million by Caribbean Export through counterpart resources. “For Caribbean Export this ushers in a new era of export capacity-building and enhancements, and is geared towards achieving our objective of building winning brands across the region,” commented Oliveira. “More importantly, the support and guidance received from members states such as Antigua and Barbuda, the CARICOM Secretariat and the European Union has enabled the Agency to better support the regional private sector in its quest for international competitiveness with a view to taking advantage, among others, of the business opportunities deriving from the CARIFORUM-EU Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA),” Oliveira concluded.“The Board is excited to see the roll out of initiatives under Year 2 of the current Work Programme, we believe that the programme is a proactive one that provides much needed assistance to regional firms and enterprises with the support of the relevant regional and international agencies,” commented Murdoch. “This meeting also sought to guarantee a stronger participation of companies from Antigua and Barbuda in all activities promoted by the Agency including the Direct Assistance Grant Scheme (DAGS) through which Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) can receive, via a competitive selection procedure, up to 30,000 Euros to implement, among others, trade and export promotion activities,” Murdoch concluded. Under the current programme, a number of initiatives are planned in Antigua and Barbuda including the hosting of regional meetings on financial services and marketing strategy for the spa and wellness sector.Headquartered in Barbados with a Sub-Regional Office in the Dominican Republic, Caribbean Export is the only regional trade and investment promotion agency in the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) group. Caribbean Export was established in 1996 as the trade promotion agency for 15 member states with the mission to “increase the competitiveness of Caribbean countries by providing quality trade and investment development and promotion services through effective programme execution and strategic partnerships”. Subsequently, an investment promotion mandate was added. Caribbean News Now Share Sharelast_img read more

first_imgBOONE, Iowa – Proud of where you call home?Heck yes, and IMCA is giving you the chance to prove it during the upcoming IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s.“This year’s contest is open to drivers in all seven divisions competing at Boone Speedway and trophies will be awarded in the four divisions that crown champions on Saturday night,” IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder said. “We encourage all Super Nationals competitors to be as creative as they can with their home state representation, while making sure required decals are in the correct location on their car.”The same theme was used in choosing best looking entries at the Duel In the Desert last fall.“We wanted to make this announcement now so drivers can start making plans with their graphics company,” Yoder said. “If they let us know in advance, we can make sure announcers identify them during hot laps, for example.”last_img read more


first_img “After the Heineken Cup final I forgot about rugby for a while. I took a break, came back for pre-season and knuckled down. I’m excited and looking forward to getting out there against Scotland. I was very surprised to be selected, I had butterflies in my stomach, but then I calmed down. “I’m really glad I’ve got my chance now. This will be the biggest game I’ve played in.” Jackson will perform the kicking duties against Scotland, even though South African Ruan Pienaar fills the role for Ulster. “I kicked for Ulster at the start of the season and felt as though it was a matter of keeping Ruan at bay for as long as possible,” Jackson said. “He’s one of the best kickers in the world and has 10 or 15 metres on me. I sat down with (Ulster coach) Mark Anscombe and he said he wanted Ruan to kick. There’s not much you can do about that, but I’ve still been training most days.” Jonathan Sexton’s hamstring injury has given Jackson the chance to prove he belongs in the Test arena and ambition prevents him from being satisfied by performing a supporting role. “We’re all competitive rugby players and everyone wants the starting jersey,” he added. “I know I’m young and coming through, but eventually that’s where I want to get to,” he said. Paddy Jackson insists his chastening Heineken Cup final experience last year has prepared him for his Ireland debut in Sunday’s RBS 6 Nations clash with Scotland. Uncapped Jackson has been selected ahead of Ronan O’Gara for the pivotal clash at Murrayfield. It was a major call for coach Declan Kidney, not least as the 21-year-old rookie failed to cover himself in glory during his biggest match to date, the 42-14 defeat by Leinster in the 2012 Heineken Cup final at Twickenham. Having already experienced the roller-coaster of emotions in his blossoming career, Jackson insists he is ready for what awaits in Edinburgh. “I’ve come a long way since the Heineken Cup final. I’ll be more used to dealing with nerves and don’t think I’ll be as nervous,” he said. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

first_imgPAKISTAN 1st innings 133 (C. de Grandhomme 6-41)New Zealand 1st innings 200 (J. Raval 55; R. Ali 4-62)Pakistan 2nd innings (Overnight: 129-7)S. Aslam c Watling b de Grandhomme 7Az. Ali b Boult 31B. Azam c Watling b Wagner 29Y. Khan c Watling b Wagner 1Misbah-ul-Haq c Boult b Southee 13A. Shafiq c Raval b Wagner 17S. Ahmed b Boult 2M. Amir c Astle b Boult 6So. Khan c de Grandhomme b Southee 40Y. Shah not out 6R. Ali c Latham b Southee 2Extras (b-5 lb-7 w-5) 17Total (all out, 78.4 overs) 171Fall of wickets: 1-21 S. Aslam,2-58 B. Azam,3-64 Y. Khan,4-93 Misbah-ul-Haq,5-93 Az. Ali,6-95 S. Ahmed,7-105 M. Amir,8-158 So. Khan,9-166 A. Shafiq,10-171 R. AliBowling: T. Boult 17 – 5 – 37 – 3(w-1),T. Southee 23.4 – 10 – 53 – 3,C. de Grandhomme 14 – 4 – 23 – 1, N. Wagner 20 – 6 – 34 – 3,T. Astle 4 – 0 – 12 – 0.NEW ZEALAND 2nd innings (Target: 105 runs)T. Latham c Shafiq b Amir 9J. Raval not out 36K. Williamson c Shafiq b Az. Ali 61H. Nicholls not out 0Extras (nb-2) 2Total (for 2 wickets, 31.3 overs) 108Fall of wickets: 1-19 T. Latham,2-104 K. WilliamsonDid not bat: R. Taylor, C. de Grandhomme, B. Watling, T. Southee, T. Astle, N. Wagner, T. BoultBowling: M. Amir 7 – 2 – 12 – 1(nb-2),So. Khan 6 – 1 – 21 – 0, R. Ali 6 – 0 – 24 – 0,Y. Shah 9.3 – 1 – 45 – 0, Az. Ali 3 – 1 – 6 – 1. NEW Zealand captain Kane Williamson lauded the performance of his team after the Black Caps crushed Pakistan in the opening Test to end a five-match winless run.Williamson led from the front as New Zealand defeated Pakistan by eight-wickets in Christchurch on Sunday.Set 105 for victory at Hagley Oval on day four, Williamson scored 61 and debutant Jeet Raval finished 36 not out to see the Kiwis to a comprehensive win against the visitors.The result ended New Zealand’s Test drought, having drawn to South Africa in August before losing the second match against the Proteas, while they were swept 3-0 by India in September.“Naturally it’s tough coming off a few losses but it’s good to be home and the boys stepped it up and put some of those feelings of defeat behind us to play a very good test match,” Williamson said in an interview post-match.“The first innings it did a bit for both teams and there were two low scores.“But we knew that second innings would be really important against a strong side like Pakistan who tour very well.“It was a very good performance.”Pakistan resumed at 129-7 – a lead of 62 runs in their second innings – before they were bowled out for 171.Tim Southee (3-53) claimed two wickets on Sunday, despite the best efforts of Sohail Khan (40) and Asad Shafiq (17), who combined for a 53-run partnership.“As a professional, as the number two test team in the world we should be better than that,” said Azhar Ali as the series moves to Hamilton for the second and final Test, starting Friday.“We should have put in a better batting show, especially the first innings. It was quite helpful for the bowlers but I think we could have scored more runs which would have helped because on that kind of track you’re always in the game.”( read more