Arsenal provide injury updates on Bellerin, Holding, Kolasinac, Tierney and Martinelli

first_imgAdvertisement Comment Phil HaighSaturday 28 Dec 2019 7:51 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link7.9kShares Arsenal provide injury updates on Bellerin, Holding, Kolasinac, Tierney and Martinellicenter_img Advertisement Hector Bellerin and Rob Holding are pushing for returns against Chelsea (Picture: Getty Images)Arsenal have issued injury updates on a number of players who have been struggling for fitness, with Hector Bellerin, Dani Ceballos, Rob Holding and Gabriel Martinelli all pushing for places in the team against Chelsea on Sunday.The Gunners have been struggling for form and consistency, but this has not been helped by a string of injuries especially in defence.However, new manager Mikel Arteta could see this problem significantly eased with Bellerin and Holding close to a return to fitness.The Spaniard has been out with a hamstring problem and the Englishman with a knee injury, but both are being assessed ahead of the meeting with Chelsea with a view of including them in the squad.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTCeballos and Martinelli, both of whom have been struggling with hamstring issues, are also being assessed ahead of the visit of the Blues.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 CityDefinitely not back from injury yet are Sead Kolasinac, Sokratis and Kieran Tierney who have all been ruled out.Kolasinac has an ankle complaint and will be back in full training in January, Sokratis suffered a concussion in the draw with Bournemouth on Boxing Day and will be reintegrated slowly, while Tierney is unlikely to be back in full training till March due to a dislocated shoulder.Calum Chambers will also be available to Arteta after missing the Bournemouth match through suspension.Granit Xhaka started Arteta’s first game in charge, but speculation continues to swirl about a possible move to Hertha Berlin in January, while the Gunners boss wants to keep him until the summer.The Swiss midfielder is reportedly angry that he will be kept for the rest of the season, but whether that impacts team selection is yet to be seen.Arteta explained what he will be looking to improve immediately at Arsenal after the draw at Bournemouth.‘We need to attack better, to concede less on the counter-attack, to defend better and prepare a good training session for them to improve,’ said the Spaniard.‘I don’t look at the games [coming up] against Chelsea or [Manchester] United – it’s now. At the moment the urgency is now. And we need an impact now.’MORE: Joe Willock takes dig at Unai Emery’s tactics and hails Mikel Arteta’s impact at ArsenalMORE: Mikel Arteta explains why Nicolas Pepe struggled at Arsenal under Unai Emerylast_img read more

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Governor Wolf Commends House of Representatives on PA Farm Bill Passage

first_img June 20, 2019 Governor Wolf Commends House of Representatives on PA Farm Bill Passage Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Governor Wolf today applauded the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for its passage of ten bills related to the governor’s PA Farm Bill, a historic proposal to provide support for and continued investments in the commonwealth’s agriculture industry.“I commend the state House of Representatives for its continued support of agriculture and the investments made through this legislative package,” said Gov. Wolf. “We look forward to the Pennsylvania Senate lending its support to the Farm Bill in the coming days.”The PA Farm Bill, a bipartisan, bicameral package of legislation that provides support for and continued investments in the commonwealth’s agriculture industry, was modeled after the governor’s six-point plan to cultivate future generations of Pennsylvania’s agriculture industry.“The PA Farm Bill is historic, rooted in need and inspired by the people whose lives are dedicated to and shaped by agriculture,” said Department of Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding. “It is comprehensive enough to impact all corners of the commonwealth and all pockets of the industry.”The legislation recently approved includes:• HB 1514 would create the PA Farm to School Grant Program for pre-kindergarten through fifth grade students to support increased nutrition and agriculture education.• HB 1516 would continue the fight against the Spotted Lanternfly and would create the Pennsylvania Rapid Response Disaster Readiness Account to provide a quick response to the next agricultural disaster, whether animal health, plant health, or foodborne illness.• HB 1517 would create the Conservation Excellence Grant program to support best management practices in priority areas of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed.• HB 1518 would recreate the Agriculture and Youth Development grant program to support workforce development initiatives for agriculture and youth organizations such as FFA and 4-H.• HB 1519 would create a state-level Specialty Crop Block Grant program to invest in priority crops for Pennsylvania, such as hardwoods, hemp, and hops.• HB 1520 would provide grants for small farmers or butchers to reimburse costs for federal inspection compliance to access new markets.• HB 1521 would codify the PA Preferred Homegrown by Heroes program to recognize and support Pennsylvania’s veteran farmers.• HB 1523 would create the Agriculture Business Development Center to support business planning, marketing, diversification, and transition planning services to Pennsylvania farmers.• HB 1526 would recreate the Agriculture Linked Investment Program to provide low-interest loans for conservation practices.• HB 1590 would create the Dairy Investment Program to fund research and development, organic transition assistance, value-added processing, and marketing grants in support of Pennsylvania’s dairy industry.The bills will now head to the Senate for consideration.For more information about the PA Farm Bill and Pennsylvania’s agriculture industry, visit the Department of Agriculture website.center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

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Sydney buyer spends $2.2 million on luxury Gold Coast holiday home

first_img56 Royal Albert Cres, Sovereign Islands.Other features include a theatre, pontoon, bar and ornate fireplace.Ms Wu said the property market on the Sovereign Islands was picking up.“You cross the bridge and you’re basically in a resort — that’s how I explain Sovereign,” she said.“You can jet ski, fish and it’s a boating haven here.” 56 Royal Albert Cres, Sovereign Islands sold to a Sydney buyer for $2.2 million.A SYDNEY buyer has bought a luxury holiday home on the Gold Coast for $2.2 million.The waterfront property at 56 Royal Albert Cres, Sovereign Islands has a relaxed Hamptons vibe with high ceilings, open plan living spaces and an outdoor entertaining area.Amir Mian Prestige Property Agents, Paradise Point agent Ivy Wu negotiated the sale and said the buyers were drawn to the property’s position and outlook.“This house is in a really good position and the views are great,” she said.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North9 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day ago“It is also all about the lifestyle it provides on Sovereign — you just can’t get this type of lifestyle for this price in Sydney.” 56 Royal Albert Cres, Sovereign Islands.last_img read more

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Mansion-style homes to draw big crowds to city auctions

first_imgMore 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 ago83 Tiverton Place, Bridgeman Downs.Mr Rowland has marketed the property as being in the most tightly held street and considered by many to be the premier street of the inner north suburb, surrounded by landmark homes in every direction. 235 Mount Ommaney Drive, Mount Ommaney.Mr Chew said one of the bedrooms was large enough to be used as a multipurpose room with an adjoining study or nursery.The property goes to auction at 10am on Saturday. Inside 83 Tiverton Place, Bridgeman Downs.The property is on 1ha and the current owners are empty nesters looking to move on.There is a swimming pool, wet bar and seven spacious bedrooms.The auction will be held in-rooms at Place Aspley, Shop 28/825 Zillmere Rd Aspley (Homemaker City). 83 Tiverton Place, Bridgeman Downs. Photo: realestate.com.auA seven-bedroom, four-bathroom home at 83 Tiverton Place, Bridgeman Downs will go under the hammer at 4pm on Saturday.Place — Aspley selling agent Tristan Rowland said nothing compared to Tiverton Place. 38 The Parkway, Stretton.Another large and luxurious home with six bedrooms and three bathrooms is set for auction at 1.30pm on Saturday.The home at 38 The Parkway, Stretton features an ornate timber and steel sweeping staircase, polished timber floors and double entry doors. 38 The Parkway, Stretton.Ray White — Sunnybank Hills selling agents Alex Zhang and Gavey Gill said the owners bought another property in Bulimba last month and had moved into their new family home. The property features a basketball court in the backyard. There is a home cinema to enjoy too. 227 Dewar Tce, Corinda.This six-bedroom, four-bathroom home at Corinda will go under the hammer at 1pm on Saturday.The property at 227 Dewar Tce was inspired by renowned architects Richard Neutra and Harry Seidler.center_img Inside 227 Dewar st, CorindaThe riverfront property draws on inspiration from a Californian modernist style to create a laid back yet elegant family home that invites living and entertaining across all scales. Place Bulimba selling agent Sarah Hackett said the home exudes charm, boasting an original library with brick wood fireplace. 115 Enoggera Terrace, Paddington.If you are searching for luxury but on a smaller scale, perhaps you might take a liking to 115 Enoggera Tce, Paddington.The two-storey home has four bedrooms and two bathrooms and is set for auction at 10am on Saturday. Take a look at the views from 115 Enoggera Terrace, Paddington.SPACE Property Agents selling agent Judi O’Dea said the home incorporated traditional charm with the conveniences of modern living.Downstairs there is a main bedroom, alongside the fourth bedroom and a second living area. The bedroom can be used as a private parent’s retreat with a lavish spa bath and shower to enjoy. Inside 235 Mount Ommaney Drive, Mount Ommaney.RE/MAX Riverside- Seventeen Mile Rocks selling agent Peter Chew said the owners were downsizing and were looking to move on from their home, which they had owned since 1991.The double-storey brick home has panoramic views of surrounding suburbs towards Mt Coot-tha and the CBD. 235 Mount Ommaney Drive, Mount Ommaney.They say big is beautiful.So, just take a look at the list of mansion-style homes going under the hammer in Brisbane this weekend.This five-bedroom Tudor-style mansion at 235 Mount Ommaney Drive, Mount Ommaney is on a 1034sq m block and in the highest spot in the suburb.last_img read more

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Crowd expected at Versace for Gold Coast auction event

first_img6602/6 Marina Promenade, Paradise Point. “In our eyes everything stopped before the Games and during the Games, there was a lack of buyers,” he said.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa17 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days ago“Our strategy was to wait until everyone comes back, people are more relaxed and back into the swing of things.”Among the properties on offer is a luxury penthouse at Paradise Point. Amir Mian’s auction showcase earlier this year.A GOLD Coast auction event at Versace will get underway at 11am with an array of properties including mega mansions, waterfront residences and blocks of land up for offer.The team at Amir Mian Prestige Properties are behind the event and are expecting a crowd The residence at 164 Sundance Way offers 21m of water frontage and an open-plan design.“Centrally located in Runaway Islands the property has a stunning north to wide water and almost point position aspect,” the listing states.“The property needs a little TLC but this is an opportunity for you to really add value.” The four-bedroom apartment at 6602/6 Marina Promenade offers a massive 374sq m floorplan with a private lift foyer, space for three cars in the basement and an 18m private mainra berth.A five-bedroom waterfront house at Runaway Bay will also be offered to the market. 6602/6 Marina Promenade, Paradise Point. In Ashmore, a four-bedroom family home built on a hill is also set to go under the hammer.The property at 15 Milparinka Terrace offers several entertaining areas as well as an open log fireplace and a poolside Bali Hut. “We’ve got a combination of properties from one end of the Coast to the other,” principal Amir Mian said.“That includes Helensvale, Sovereign Islands, Runaway Bay, Bundall, Hollywell, and Broadbeach Waters.”Mr Amir said his agency decided to wait until after the Commonwealth Games to stage their “auction showcase”. 164 Sundance Way, Runaway Bay. 15 Milparinka Terrace, Ashmore. Amir Mian, principal of Amir Mian Prestige Properties. Photo: Regi Vargheselast_img read more

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Controversial conference spekers anger gay community

first_imgNews.com.au 24 April 2013A psychiatrist who believes she can cure gayness and a politician who believes marriage is now “meaningless” after New Zealand legalised gay marriage are causing a stir before they’ve even landed in Australia.Several controversial personalities will head to Sydney next month to deliver keynote addresses at the world’s biggest ‘family values’ conference, the seventh World Congress of Families. And they’ve got critics fuming.The line-up for the conference – which organisers say will ‘make families stronger’ – includes New Zealand politician Bob McCroskie, who said that marriage has no meaning now that gay people are allowed to marry in his country. “Ironically, marriage has become meaningless,” Mr McCroskie said. “We will now be using the word to describe something else … conceived by politics and political correctness. A child has a right to a mum and a dad,” he continued. “We should not set out in public policy to deny a child that basic right. This is not a sexuality issue. This is a gender issue. The gender of the parents does matter to a child.”Mr McCroskie is joined by Dr Miriam Grossman, a controversial psychiatrist who has prescribed her patients ‘therapy’ where they can ‘learn how to be to stop being gay’ and teaches that sex education is “animated by … crackpot ideology”. Gay rights activist and Sydney MP Alex Greenwich is so fired up about their arrival he has written to the NSW Tourism minister demanding he ensure the conference follows the state’s tough anti-discrimination legislation. “We don’t want a bunch of hateful extremists coming here and spouting off their ridiculous thoughts and views on the gay and lesbian community,” said Mr Greenwich, who is concerned about the effect speakers could have on vulnerable gay and lesbian adolescents.….Gay marriage advocate Rodney Croome said people who fearmonger over marriage equality are looking increasingly irrelevant. “Advocates against marriage equality would do their cause a favour by asking Mr McCroskie to stay at home,” he said.http://www.news.com.au/national-news/family-fury-controversial-conference-speakers-anger-gay-community/story-fncynjr2-1226628640009last_img read more

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IAAF President’s son awaits probe findings

first_imgMadagascar awaits ruling on president’s fate Related President Buhari orders corruption probe over humanitarian funds Sebastian Coe: IAAF’s new president The son of the IAAF President, Papa Massata Diack has faced corruption allegations and integrity questions about his business dealings in his capacity as a consulting IAAF TV rights marketer, prompting investigations into his conduct and possible conflict of interest.last_img

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Snow Causes Challenging Road Conditions

first_imgA driver on I-74 Penntown exit during difficult road conditions Thursday morning. (Image: State of Indiana)Snowy roads are making travel difficult, if not dangerous in Southeastern Indiana.The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for the region, which is in effect until 7 p.m.Hazardous travel conditions are expected due to reduced visibilities and snow accumulations from 3-5 inches.Area police departments have remained busy responding to accidents and slide-offs around the area. Batesville Police reported two accidents occurring on Huntersville Road and S.R. 229 due to slick roads on Thursday morning.Motorists returning to work for the first time in 2014 have also voiced concern on social media.“Well I’ve made it half way to work and watched 5 people wreck,” a Decatur County resident stated on Facebook.A Ripley County commuter also reported ice covered conditions on S.R. 129.The difficult travel conditions have forced county agencies to issue advisories. Franklin County Sheriff Ken Murphy issued a Level 2 travel advisory, meaning only essential travel is recommended. Decatur County is on a Level 1 travel advisory.Drivers are advised to allow extra time to arrive at their destination or avoid travel, if possible.last_img read more

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