Arsenal star Mesut Ozil’s agent responds to Fenerbahce transfer rumours

first_imgAdvertisement Comment Arsenal star Mesut Ozil has been heavily linked with a move to Fenerbahce (Picture: Getty)Mesut Ozil’s agent says he is ‘really happy’ at Arsenal but has refused to rule out the chances of his client joining Fenerbahce once his current contract expires.German playmaker Ozil hasmade more than 250 appearances for the Gunners since signing from Real Madridin 2013.Ozil has helped Arsenal winthree FA Cups and reach last season’s Europa League final, although hisinfluence in north London appears to be waning.The 31-year-old will havejust 12 months remaining on his current Arsenal contract come the summer andhas been tipped to join Fenerbahce by some media outlets.ADVERTISEMENTOzil has strong ties with the Turkish club and his agent, Erkut Sogut, told Goal: ‘You never know in football.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘First of all, you can neverpredict the movement of players.‘I have said it before and I am saying it again that he [Ozil] is really happy where he is at Arsenal. He is still has a contract to go and there is no change.‘We will see what the future holds when the contract ends but for now, there is nothing I can say.’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 CityLast week, Arsenal legend Paul Merson described Ozil as a ‘huge problem’ and said his astronomical wages are complicating contract talks with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.‘It would be a major disaster for Arsenal if they lost Aubameyang, however, the decision will be weighed up and at least it will be the club’s decision as to what they do,’ Merson told Sky Sports.‘Do they give him £300,000-a-week? I’ve always said they will have a problem until Mesut Ozil leaves the club. Metro Sport ReporterFriday 27 Mar 2020 10:12 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.4kShares Advertisement Arsenal star Mesut Ozil’s agent responds to Fenerbahce transfer rumours Ozil is a ‘huge problem’ for Arsenal, according to Paul Merson (Picture: Getty)‘Every day he’s there, every other top player will want what he’s on. It’s a huge problem and not a new one.‘There’s also the danger of giving him big money, just like they did with Ozil, and then every other player wanting the same.‘It would take you straight back to the Ozil scenario and if you do spend all that money on him and you don’t get into the top four it’s not money well spent.’MORE: The three things Manchester United need to offer Jadon Sancho to secure summer moveMORE: Arsenal legend Lee Dixon jokes Gary Neville is lucky to have a career after Thierry Henry tore him to shredslast_img read more

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Bargain buys a magnet for investors from as low as $79,000

first_img14/105 Farnell Street, Chermside Qld 4032THE capital city has become a magnet for buyers searching for bargain investments, given prices start as low as $79,000. Here’s a taste of what’s available right now.Escalating prices in southern capitals has seen high yielding, lower cost properties become the catchcry for investors – with a new hotspot emerging in the shadows of Brisbane’s apartment surge.At least eight separate one-bedroom properties were currently listed in the five-digit price range in Brisbane – priced between $79,000 and $90,000 and mostly in the inner city area and split between motels, serviced apartments and retirement complexes. QUEENSLAND’S PROPERTY FLIPPING HOTSPOTS BRISBANE YIELDS TO DRAW INVESTORS $120K HOME SELLS FOR $3M PLUS Another 50 properties spread across the city were priced between $100,000 and $150,000.The cheapest on the market was $79,000 for a single bedroom, single bathroom, single car space apartment at 2/105 Farnell Street in Chermside in Brisbane’s north. Located in the 3.5 star Chermside Court Motel, agent Pat Barrett described it as one with “guaranteed income in a high capital growth area”. The complex has 16 semi self contained units – four of which were on the market.There are two other one bedroom apartments being marketed in Chermside Court Motel by Mr Barrett – 7 and 14 – both of which had $90,000 pricetags.RE/MAX Premier Consultants – Chermside’s Shirley Mapp has another at $90,000 in the complex – on the ground floor with no steps to contend with. She said owners paid for council rates, body corporate levies, repairs and maintenance – all of which were tax deductible, and the on-site manager paid for electricity, gas, telephone expenses and repairs to furniture. GET THE COURIER-MAIL’S REALESTATE NEWS FREE TO YOUR INBOX About $10,000 cheaper was a studio unit at 5/192 Wellington Road, Kangaroo Point, priced at offers over $80,000. Agent Bill Yapp of LJ Hooker Kangaroo Point advised it was “built under the Accommodation Regulation Module restricting the occupancy to short term motel letting only and is not available for fixed term letting or permanent residential use by an owner occupier”. 5/192 Wellington Road, Kangaroo Point Qld 4169 7/105 Farnell Street, Chermside, is on the market for $90,000. K5/97 Albany Creek Road, Aspley Qld 4034Then there are the retirement unit options, with the cheapest priced at $82,000 at 53/146 Capitol Drive, Mount Ommaney, about 20 minutes from the Brisbane CBD. The unit in Tricare James Ommaney Retirement Community was marketed by Tricare’s Steven Pashley as having been recently refurbished.It has a kitchenette, private ensuite, built in robes and an open plan living style, while the complex has meals prepared fresh on site and weekly cleaning and linen services.Tricare also has another serviced apartment at K5/97 Albany Creek Road, Aspley, priced at $90,000. FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON FACEBOOK 53/146 Capitol Drive, Mount Ommaney Qld 4074 105 Farnell Street, Chermside Qld 4032More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus21 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market21 hours agolast_img read more

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One in five expect to rent for life

first_imgA fifth of Aussies and about the same of Queenslanders have given up on being able to buy a home.ONE in five Aussies believe they are locked out of the housing market and will be renting for life, new research out today warned.Research released by finder.com.au said “over three million renters believe they may be renting for the rest of their life”.It found about one in five was the ratio for Queensland too, which emerged with the highest percentage of people who’d consider never owning a home (22 per cent).The figure was 19 per cent in New South Wales, 18 per cent in Western Australia, 17 per cent in Victoria, and 13 per cent in both South Australia and Tasmania. NSW carpark costs same as QLD unit The six best Aussie suburbs to invest QLD’s cheapest growth suburbs The survey had asked 2,033 people “given the current housing affordability crisis, would you consider renting your whole life?”. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus17 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market17 hours agoIt found 21 per cent of Queenslanders surveyed said they were renting but intended to buy property in future. That was the highest level returned across the states in that category, with the figure at 20 per cent for NSW, 19 per cent for Tasmania, and 18 per cent for WA. Dipping into the property market has become unachievable for many Australians after the past few years of price rises across the country.Surprisingly, Queensland had the lowest percentage of respondents who owned their own home (52 per cent), with South Australia the highest on that score at 68 per cent followed by Tasmania (66 per cent).Around 38 per cent of Aussies were currently renting, while 19 per cent were renting but intended to buy property “in the near future”. Five per cent of Queensland respondents were “rentvestors”, mirroring the national breakdown, compared to 6 per cent of Victorians, 4 per cent out of NSW and WA, 3 per cent in SA and 2 per cent in Tasmania. FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON FACEBOOKlast_img read more

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Another example for three strikes

first_imgKiwiBlog 24 Oct 2011The Dom Post reports:A Rotorua man who subdued a young girl with fly spray and then raped her has been jailed for 10 years. Robin Whitiora Chadwick appeared in the High Court at Rotorua this morning on a single charge of sexual violation by rape. Chadwick, a part time security guard, had forced the 13 year old girl to inhale two cans of fly spray before raping her at a house near Lake Tarawera in 2009. …Chadwick continued to deny his guilt and showed no remorse towards the victim, the court heard. Justice John Priestley said Chadwick had a previously been jailed for the rape of two younger girls in Taranaki in 1994. In this case the girl’s young age, her vulnerability, the use of the fly spray to stupefy the girl, and the isolated location of the offending were aggravating factors in sentencing Chadwick to 10 years imprisonment, with a minimum non parole period of five years, he said.If three strikes had been in previously, at a minimum his 1994 rape convictions would be a first strike, which means he would not be eligible for parole for this rape. This would put him away for ten years, instead of a minimum five years only. Personally I think having raped three children is enough leniency, and he shouldn’t be getting out to rape anymore.Bit his offending is even worse than that. The Rotorua Daily Post reveals: Justice John Priestley said Chadwick, 57, had 24 previous convictionsNow if any of those were strike offences also, then he would be getting 20 years with no parole for this rape.Now bear in mind that Labour are committed to repealing the three strikes law,which means scum like Chadwick can carry on getting parole time after time after time. A change of Government will have real consequences.http://www.kiwiblog.co.nz/2011/10/another_example_for_three_strikes.htmllast_img read more

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Failure to consult properly with Christians sees Napier’s Easter trading policy thrown out

first_imgStuff co.nz 6 August 2018Family First Comment: An interesting outcome, and a reminder that we should always engage with the political process. It’s designed to hear our voice and we should always demand that it works that way #democracyNapier City Council has lost a court battle to retain Easter Sunday trading because it carried out public consultation while the Christian community was distracted with advent over the Christmas period.Justice Robert Dobson recently overruled the council’s decision to allow Easter Sunday trading following a High Court judicial hearing last month.In doing so, Justice Dobson agreed with former city councillor Robin Gwynn’s view that the council should have consulted with churches better. The judge declared the council’s earlier vote on Easter Sunday trading invalid.While there was not a “complete failure” to consult, the council’s errors were “inadequacies in the way [consultation] was carried out”, Justice Dobson said.Gwynn, who filed the application in February, was relieved.“I am a practising Christian but, actually, that wasn’t what drove me to take the case. I’m also a past councillor and I was trained in what good consultation meant – It meant you listen to people.”Losing a public holiday was a significant matter, and more thought should have gone into the council’s decision, he said.READ MORE: https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/106031115/failure-to-consult-properly-with-christians-sees-napiers-easter-trading-policy-thrown-outSupport for Easter trading falling, submissions showOtago Daily Times 7 August 2018Support for Easter trading in Dunedin seems to be slipping.Of the 115 submissions made to the Dunedin City Council’s consultation on its Easter trading policy, about 62% want the rules to return to they way they were before – in which only businesses such as garden centres and dairies can open on Easter Sunday.That compares with 53% who did not support the council changing the law for pop-star Ed Sheeran’s visit in April.Support for the law, which allowed all shops to open, has dropped from 44% last year to 36% this year.The results mirrored a council survey conducted after Easter which found only 26% of employees, 52% of retailers and 45% of the general public supported the continuation of the policy.When councillors voted for the policy in December, they added a plan to review it after 90 days.READ MORE: https://www.odt.co.nz/news/dunedin/support-easter-trading-falling-submissions-showlast_img read more

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Farmers concerned legalised cannabis will lead to high workers

first_imgRadio NZ News 23 September 2020Family First Comment: Farmers have enough stress from the Greens and the government without this additional concern! “Farmers are worried that legalising cannabis could mean workers turn up not in fit state to operate heavy machinery. The agriculture sector already has one of the highest workplace accident and death rates in the country.”Farmers are worried that legalising cannabis could mean workers turn up not in fit state to operate heavy machinery.The agriculture sector already has one of the highest workplace accident and death rates in the country.A referendum on cannabis legalisation takes place on election day.LISTEN TO: https://www.rnz.co.nz/national/programmes/morningreport/audio/2018765023/farmers-concerned-legalised-cannabis-will-lead-to-high-workersKeep up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.last_img read more

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Antique hospital on lockdown after COVID-19 infects doctor

first_imgILOILO City – The Pedro L. Gindap Municipal Hospital (PLGMG) in Barbaza, Antique went on lockdown after one of its doctors tested positive for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). With this development, Gindap issued an advisory that PLGMG will temporarily not accept patients.“In the interest of public safety, we regret to announce that Pedro L. Gindap Municipal Hospital in Barbaza, Antique will temporarily stop admissions and outpatient department consultation starting June 30,” stated on the advisory.“We shall resume health care services until we are fit and capable to serve according to the requirements and standards set by the Department of Health. We seek your understanding and prayers for the good of the health workers and the community we serve,” it added. The now Western Visayas Patient No. 313 was a 53-year-old female and currently admitted at the hospital, Gov. Rhodora Cadiao announced. “Halos tanan nga staff kag walo ka pasyente ang na trace and ongoing ang swabbing,” Cadiao said. The doctor, according to Cadiao, exhibited symptoms of the viral disease and was immediately subjected to reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) testing on June 22. Her results came out Tuesday morning, June 30.“Nagkasore throat sia that’s why gin swab test bilang isa ka frontliner,” said Cadiao, who immediately called for emergency meeting with Dr. Rita Gindap, chief of hospital 1 of PLGMH.“Pagbaton sang resulta nag contact tracing lagi kami, ang imaw ya sa ospital gin isolate na. The whole hospital is on lockdown starting Tuesday, wala sang makagwa kag makasulod,” added Cadiao. Meanwhile, patients who were discharged at the hospital prior to the release of the doctor’s RT-PCR test result were advised to observe strict home quarantine.Cadiao as of this writing could not yet determine when the lockdown would be lifted.center_img Cadiao warned Antiqueños to avoid discriminatory acts against COVID-19 patients and healthcare workers in the province. Authorities will finish contact tracing and disinfect the entire hospital building, she said. The governor also disclosed that at least 60 persons had possible expose with the infected doctor.Of the 60, four were medical doctors, nurses, other hospital personnel and eight patients.Cadiao tapped the Philippine National Police (PNP) to expedite contact tracing. “Pasenya and understanding ang ginapangayo naton,” governor appealed./PNlast_img read more

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Greensburg man arrested for robbery, battery, kidnapping

first_imgGREENSBURG, Ind. — A Greensburg man has been arrested on multiple counts of robbery.According to police, Eric W. Hamilton, 26, was arrested after an investigation that he attacked and kidnapped a man, then took the money he forced the man to withdraw from an ATM.Police say a man told police at the Decatur County Sheriff’s Office that he had been battered by Hamilton a few days earlier.The man told police Hamilton had been a guest in his home, but became upset and began assaulting him.Hamilton also demanded that he be taken to an ATM to withdraw the man’s money.The man tried to escape by driving away before Hamilton could get into his vehicle, but Hamilton jumped on and hung on damaging the hood.To prevent from injuring Hamilton, the man stopped and then drove him to an ATM and gave Hamilton $40.Hamilton was arrested on charges of robbery resulting in bodily injury, kidnapping, battery resulting in bodily injury, and criminal mischief.last_img read more

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Jones wins fifth Tri-City feature

first_imgNate Jones was in the right place at the right time Friday night and capitalized for his fifth Tri-City Motor Speedway feature win of the season. (Photo by Emily Rice)By Roger WilliamsAUBURN, Mich. (July 27) – Nate Jones won his fifth IMCA Modified feature of the season at Tri-City Mo­tor Speedway on Friday, beating Matt Szecsodi to the checkers on autograph night.The Main Street Seed and Supply IMCA Modified division took to the track for a 20-lap main event and Todd Matheson and Kevin McFarland brought the field of 20 to the green with Matheson immediately jump­ing to the front.Matheson looked as if he was going to run away with the win until an issue with his car caused him to sud­denly spin in turn four with just four laps remaining. That spin also ended the night for third-running Chris Cohoon as he was unable to avoid Matheson.With Matheson out, Jones was handed the lead and held off Szecsodi for his fifth feature win of the year. Chad Wernette, Gavin Hunyady and Chaz Pray wrapped up the remaining top five positions at the finish.last_img read more

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How neighboring states are continuing stay at home orders

first_imgAs we all await Governor Eric Holcomb’s answer today on how the State will move forward with the Stay at Home order, here is what our neighboring states are doing. Ohio Governor Dewine announced last evening that he is extending the stay at home order for his state through 11:59 p.m. May 29, with only certain businesses allowed to remain open. Governor DeWine announced health procedures that don’t require an overnight stay can begin again today along with dentist offices and veterinarian offices. On May 4, general office spaces, distribution centers, manufacturing centers, and construction can continue. On May 12, consumers, retail, and services can reopen.Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer extended her state’s stay-at-home order until May 15 last week.Governor J.B. Pritzker broke down changes coming to Illinois’ stay-at-home order beginning Friday. The amended order will continue until May 30, easing restrictions for some, but heightening them for others.  Starting today in Illinois retail stores can reopen by taking orders online and over the phone and offering pick-up and delivery. Greenhouses and garden centers will be opening with specified social distancing measures in place. Many of our state parks will be open, and many golf courses will open with strict social distancing measures in place. And elective surgeries that had been put off due to the crisis can now be scheduled in surgicenters and hospitals.    Governor Andy Beshear’s stay-at-home order is currently indefinite in Kentucky but on Wednesday, Governor Beshear said that as long as Kentucky keeps up the fight against the coronavirus with promising results, the following business sectors are in line to restart:May 11 – Manufacturing, construction, vehicle and vessel dealerships, professional services (at 50% of pre-outbreak capacity), horse racing (without spectators), pet grooming and boardingMay 20 – Retail, houses of worshipMay 25 – Social gatherings of no more than 10 people, barbers, salons, cosmetology businesses, and similar servicesGovernor Beshear said that a couple of industries and businesses are not quite ready to open, which include restaurants, gyms, movie theaters, campgrounds, youth sports, summer camps, daycares (except for essential health care workers), and public pools.last_img read more

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