Peel unlocks plans for Salford Quays

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Twitter says Trump campaign posts blocked over virus claim

first_img“The account owner will be required to remove the Tweet before they can Tweet again.”A video of Trump making the claim during a Fox News interview was earlier removed from Facebook in the first action aimed at the president’s page by the leading social network.The @TeamTrump account was posting again shortly after Twitter’s announcement, and the contested video clip appeared to have been removed.”Silicon Valley is hopelessly biased against the president and only enforces the rules in one direction,” the campaign’s director of communications Tim Murtaugh wrote, in a reaction to the temporary ban that was retweeted by @TeamTrump. Topics : Twitter on Wednesday said it had temporarily blocked President Donald Trump’s official campaign account from tweeting due to a post containing misinformation about COVID-19.At issue in the post by the @TeamTrump account was a claim by the US president that children are “almost immune” to the novel coronavirus.The tweet “is in violation of the Twitter rules on COVID-19 misinformation,” a spokesperson for the San Francisco-based service told AFP.center_img How likely children are to contract or spread the coronavirus has become a deeply contentious issue in the US, with reopening schools essential to enabling many parents to go back to work.Trump has been calling for both businesses and schools to reopen as part of a push to revive the US economy, whose health will play a major factor in the coming presidential election.But a growing number of US school districts have opted against reopening classrooms come September, opting to remain online-only until the pandemic has abated.last_img read more

Arsenal can’t afford to lose Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, warns Ian Wright

first_imgWright says it’s vital that Arsenal keep Aubameyang (Picture: DAZN)‘I think from the time Mike’s come in in the middle of the season like he did he’s done fantastically up to this point,’ Wright told DAZN.‘Arsenal are further from the European spots than you’d like but I think at the moment it’s a massive work in progress. ‘There’s not a lot of money so it will come down to his coaching acumen and what he can do. Once he signs certain players, once [William] Saliba comes across, I think we can judge Arsenal and we’re they’re going.‘People like Aubameyang we need that sorted out. Saka, sort that out. Luiz? Is he staying?‘What needs to happen he needed to get to a situation where they’re solid at the back and the midfield start operating because they’re not doing anywhere near as much as they should be doing and if there wasn’t an Aubameyang, I don’t know where Arsenal would be without him at the minute’.AdvertisementAdvertisementMore: 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 CityOne thing that could help change Aubameyang’s mind is a strong end to the season in which Arsenal finish in the top four.The club are currently five points away from the Champions League qualifying spots and they take on Manchester City on Wednesday at the Etihad in their first game back since the league was suspended.MORE: Roberto Firmino ‘likes’ post about Philippe Coutinho returning to Liverpool Sean KearnsSunday 14 Jun 2020 5:16 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link166Shares Comment Arsenal can’t afford to lose Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, warns Ian Wright Advertisement Advertisement Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has 12 months to run on his deal (Picture: Getty)Arsenal legend Ian Wright admits he fears for the club should Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang leave this summer.The Gabon international has 12 months to run on his existing deal at the Emirates and negotiations over an extension have proved unsuccessful. Aubameyang was attracting interest from Barcelona, Paris Saint-Germain, Chelsea and Manchester United before the pandemic hit and he was minded to leave the club this summer.However, clubs may be unwilling to meet Arsenal’s £35million valuation of him now, leaving Aubameyang in a difficult position.ADVERTISEMENTBut Wright says the onus is on the club to keep Aubameyang as they’d be in big trouble without him.last_img read more

Revealed: Brisbane’s most liveable and affordable hot spots

first_imgHome buyers should look north of the Brisbane River, according to new report. Picture: AAP/David Clark.FORGET the southside, savvy home hunters wanting to invest in property in 2020 should look north of the Brisbane River, new analysis reveals.Almost all of the city’s most affordable and liveable suburbs are on the northside, according to the PRDNationwide Affordable and Liveable Property Guide for the second half of 2019, released today.Taking into account property trends, investment potential, affordability, project development and liveability factors, PRDNationwide has identified six star suburbs within 20km of Brisbane’s CBD. This house at 70 Falconglen Place, Ferny Grove, is for sale.When it comes to houses, Ferny Grove, Boondall and Griffin are the suburbs to invest in, while Everton Park, Bracken Ridge and Springwood are the picks for apartments. These suburbs have the best possible median price growth while also satisfying criteria such as low vacancy rates, high yields, large infrastructure spending, low crime and proximity to amenities. Ferny Grove, about 15km north of Brisbane’s CBD, had median price growth of 2.6 per cent in the past 12 months, according to PRDNationwide. Ferny Grove Village shopping centre.Brisbane’s Most Affordable and Liveable House Hot Spots in 2020HOUSESSuburb Median Price Rental Yield Projects Radial distance Price Growth 2019 from CBDFerny Grove $622,000 2.6% 4.3% $91.8m 15.3kmBoondall $521,250 0.2% 4.2% $17m 18kmGriffin $471,000 2.4% 4.4% $45.8m 20kmUNITS Suburb Median Price Rental Yield Projects Radial distance Price Growth 2019 from CBDEverton Park $512,500 25.8% 5.3% $38m 10kmBracken Ridge $321,000 0.3% 5.6% $8.1m 20kmSpringwood $276,500 1.7% 6.3% $49.1m 20km (Source: PRDNationwide) This house at 70 Falconglen Plc, Ferny Grove, is for sale.PRDNationwide chief economist Diaswati Mardiasmo said investors were benefiting from solid rental yields of 4.3 per cent, which was above the Brisbane average of 3.8 per cent.Dr Mardiasmo said it was an ideal time for first home buyers to get in to the suburb.Boondall also offers entry level prices for houses and meets the criteria for an affordable and liveable suburb for first home buyers and investors.Dr Mardiasmo said the suburb’s proximity to entertainment amenities, shops, and public transport ticked all the right boxes. “Investors are currently benefiting from great rental yields of 4.2 per cent, and a low trending vacancy rate of 2.2 per cent, which is well below Brisbane metro’s average of 2.5 per cent,” Dr Mardiasmo said. “About $17 million worth of developments are planned for the second half of 2019. “These projects will stimulate local jobs and economic growth, having a positivemultiplier effect on the property market in the future.” PRDNationwide chief economist Dr Diaswati Mardiasmo.When it comes to units, Everton Park is a standout in terms of price growth, having increased nearly 26 per cent in the past year to reach a median unit price of $512,500.Only 11km north of the CBD, the suburb’s 5.3 per cent unit rental yield is a major drawcard for investors. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus10 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market10 hours agoIt’s also very liveable given its proximity to medical centres, schools, shops, public transport and parks. North West Plaza shopping centre in Everton Park.Dr Mardiasmo said the research found the Brisbane property market continued to be a prime market for first home buyers, with the under $500,000 price bracket reaching a record high percentage of available suburbs at 44 per cent.That’s a significant increase compared with a year ago when buyers with a budget of $500,000 or less could only access 12.4 per cent of the market.“First home buyers now have a better chance of entering the market, and homeowners can sell with confidence,” Dr Mardiasmo said.Other suburbs that met PRDNationwide’s affordability and liveability criteria, but did not make the top six were Nudgee, Doolandella and Upper Kedron.The top performing suburbs based on price growth and total estimated value of projects commencing in the second half of 2019 include Griffin in the north, Fairfield in the south, Seven Hills in the east and Indooroopilly in Brisbane’s west.Allan and Catherine Turton have lived in Ferny Grove for the past 15 years, but are now reluctantly selling their house at 1 Teviot Close. “For us as a family, it was the schools, the green spaces, the parks, that made it so appealing,” Mr Turton said.“It pretty much has everything we need as a young family.”Mr Turton said it was a suburb that was often overlooked because of its location. This four-bedroom house at 1 Teviot Close, Ferny Grove, is for sale.Marketing agent Karen McBryde of Place – Newmarket said she was not surprised Ferny Grove had been identified as one of Brisbane’s most liveable and affordable suburbs.“I often get feedback from buyers who say they are keen on the area because it has such a low crime rate,” Ms McBryde said. “Ferny Grove High School and Ferny Grove State School are quite highly regarded on the northside, so lots of families want to get into the catchment. “And because it’s on the trainline, mums and dads can drive less than five minutes to the station and still have a reasonably short commute to the city for work.” Ferny Grove has lots of parks that make it a liveable suburb.Mr McBryde said the suburb was also appealing because of its entry level house prices.“For what you get — a big block of land and a very modern house for mid $600,000s, it’s very good value for money compared to Mitchelton, Gaythorne and Enoggera, and only another 10 minutes out,” she said.last_img read more

Road Stars triumphant in first game of Roseau Valley Basketball League

first_img Share Share Sharing is caring! 64 Views   no discussions Tweetcenter_img Share NewsSports Road Stars triumphant in first game of Roseau Valley Basketball League by: – February 29, 2012 The Elvis’ Welding Services Road Stars have emerged triumphant in the first game of the Roseau Valley Basketball League in Trafalgar on Tuesday evening.Road Stars scored a total of 78 points defeating the Morne Prosper Long Horns who scored 61 points.Patrick Lafonce assisted his team in securing their win with 21 points and 6 rebounds, Julian Isles also chipped in with 17 points and 9 rebounds as well as Javid Joseph who scored 16 points and 3 rebounds.Meanwhile Kendel Isles scored 20 points and 3 assists for Long Horn, L. G Thomas scored 17 points and 5 assists and Lindel Mayers 12 points, 4 rebounds and 2 blocks for the Long Horns.The League will continue on Thursday evening at 7:30 when R.C Bullets will come up against Upper Village Hoosiers.The league officially opened on Sunday the 26th of February.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

Swansea put pressure on Villa

first_imgA wonder goal from Jonjo Shelvey fired Swansea on their way to a comfortable 4-1 win over Aston Villa that all but secures their Barclays Premier League place for next season. The midfielder lobbed Brad Guzan with a stunning 45-yard volley that sent the Liberty Stadium crowd into delirium. After Wilfried Bony opened the scoring, Gabriel Agbonlahor levelled for the visitors before Shelvey’s strike made it 2-1. Swansea dominated the second half and were rewarded through Pablo Hernandez’s goal and Bony’s injury-time penalty. Press Association If Norwich fail to beat Manchester United this evening, Swansea are safe barring miracles from Cardiff or Sunderland. Villa, meanwhile, are now without a win in six matches and only four points above the relegation zone with a tough run-in. Despite his team’s dismal form, Villa boss Paul Lambert named an unchanged side from the one that drew 0-0 with Southampton last week. Swansea’s interim manager Garry Monk also stood by his starting XI, and with good reason. The players who toppled Newcastle last weekend rewarded him with the club’s first back-to-back league wins in 58 games. Six minutes in, both sets of fans stood and applauded for former Swansea midfielder Ferrie Bodde, who was in an induced coma after suffering pneumonia. Little did they know he had come out of that state and was watching the game from his Dutch hospital bed. The Swans may have been without last season’s top scorer Michu – out once again with an injured ankle – but this term’s most potent marksman Bony did not need long to put his side in front. The Ivorian opened the scoring in the 10th minute when he latched on to a through-ball from Shelvey that pierced Villa’s high defensive line. Centre-back Nathan Baker appealed for offside, but the flag stayed down and Bony side-footed past Guzan with ease to bag his 14th league goal of the season. Villa enjoyed decent possession in the first quarter but were restricted to long-range efforts from Agbonlahor and Marc Albrighton, neither of whom could test Michel Vorm. In the 22nd minute the deserved equaliser came thanks to some slick football down the right. Karim El Ahmadi slipped the ball down the flank to the overlapping Albrighton, whose curling cross was met by Agbonlahor from close range giving Vorm no chance. The goal ended a Premier League drought of three hours and 42 minutes for Lambert’s charges. A wondrous strike from Shelvey put the Swans back in front three minutes later. After chesting down Villa captain Ron Vlaar’s clearance, he hit a missile of a volley from 45 yards that cleared the unsuspecting Guzan and curled into the top corner. Bony tested Guzan with a low-shot from 20 yards, but the American had it covered. Swansea left-back Ben Davies forced a save after the break when he fired in a left-footer and Shelvey also tested the busy Villa keeper with a low drive. Jonathan De Guzman should have extended Swansea’s lead when he shanked the ball wide from a Wayne Routledge cross on the hour. Monk’s side continued to probe and press and were rewarded for their dominance when Hernandez made it 3-1. The Spaniard was free at the back post when Shelvey crossed, cut in field and scored via the head of Ryan Betrand, who was back defending the goal line. Villa rarely threatened the home goal in the second half and their misery was compounded in stoppage time when Baker pushed substitute Marvin Emnes in the back and conceded a penalty. The result from goal-hungry Bony – his 15th league strike – was never in doubt. last_img read more

21st century Sam ready for Chelsea

first_img West Ham beat Leicester 2-0 on Saturday to ensure they will be fourth on Christmas Day in their best start since the 1985-86 season, when they ended up finishing third. Matches at Chelsea and Arsenal in the space of three days will be a fierce examination of a rejuvenated West Ham, who were accused by Mourinho of playing defensive “football from the 19th century” when drawing 0-0 at Stamford Bridge at the start of the year. When West Ham visited Chelsea in January it was a turning point in their fight for Barclays Premier League survival – now Sam Allardyce has warned Jose Mourinho: “We’ll see what century we’re in.” “The turning point – why West Ham United stayed in the division eventually – was the draw at Chelsea,” Allardyce said. “That’s how important it was. It gave the lads a huge confidence boost and huge belief that they could hold a team like Chelsea off. “We went from there on to make ourselves safe in the league. “We’ll see what century we’re in when we finish there (on Boxing Day). “It’s a nice time, I think, for us to be playing Chelsea and Arsenal. “We can go there and see if we can go and challenge ourselves against two of the big boys in this league. “If we don’t, it’s not going to be too much of a knock back for us, because we know we can catch it up by beating teams who are below us, like Leicester.” Stewart Downing, playing at the tip of a midfield diamond, has been key to the Hammers’ best Premier League start. “He’s probably playing his best football ever at the moment,” Allardyce said. “It took a bit of persuading to get him here from Liverpool (in August 2013). It really was a dream move for him that didn’t work quite as well as he would’ve liked. “He’s come here and started showing great class and great ability.” Allardyce confirmed West Ham are aiming to sign Canadian defender Doneil Henry, who is under contract with Cyprus’ Apollon Limassol. Henry was recommended by Ryan Nelsen, who played under Allardyce at Blackburn and managed the defender at Toronto. “When you get the recommendation of somebody you respect like Ryan Nelsen you don’t ignore that advice,” Allardyce said. “We’re looking at that, but that’s a tribunal and work permit situation which will happen next week.” Allardyce is optimistic and so too is Leicester boss Nigel Pearson, despite the odds being stacked against his side. Only twice before – West Brom in 2004-2005 and Sunderland last season – have the side at the foot of the Premier League standings on Christmas Day avoided relegation. Pearson was assistant to Baggies boss Bryan Robson 10 years ago and believes his Foxes squad have the required character. “There are similarities,” he said. “You do need people who are capable of dealing with adversity and have the strength of character and inner belief. “I can honestly say I look round the dressing room and I’ve not seen anybody who has given in to our current circumstances. I think that’s a real positive for us. “(But) you can’t continue to be in the type of run that we’re in and bluster your way out of it by trying to sell the idea that everything’s rosy in the garden. “We are capable of turning it around. Clearly we’ve got to start winning games pretty quickly.” Pearson was fined £10,000 and given a one-match touchline ban following his altercation with a fan during last month’s loss to Liverpool. He often watches from the stand anyway, but perhaps mischievously was on the touchline at Upton Park as he awaits the full disciplinary process to be completed. “I felt like it. I gave myself a directors’ box one-match ban,” Pearson added. “I enjoy being in the stands because I get a good view; from a technical perspective you see things a lot better. “Sometimes it’s important to be visible, but ultimately I’ll continue to do what I feel is right for the players.” Press Associationlast_img read more

Hostile on fire with win

first_imgHostile Fire ran out a deserved winner of the Online Discounts At Maiden Hurdle at the County Meath track. Elliott said: “He travelled like a nice horse. He’ll probably go for the Fred Winter now at Cheltenham, that’s the plan. He’s had three runs now. “I’d say that wasn’t a great race, but he won. Davy said he was very keen with the wind behind him.” Gordon Elliott’s charge was second on his previous two attempts over timber, but the 3-1 chance was always travelling powerfully for Davy Condon, pulling himself into the lead on the home turn. Favourite Zafayan tried to get on terms approaching the last, but Hostile Fire held his advantage and ran on to score by three lengths. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Steven Gerrard thinks Jose Mourinho would have excelled at Liverpool or England

first_img In his autobiography, which is being serialised by the Daily Mail, the Los Angeles Galaxy midfielder wrote: “It was clear that, tactically, he could set up his team to win any football match… because he was a pure winner. But, more than that, he created a special bond with each squad he managed. “You heard it in the way his players spoke about him. You saw it in the way they played for him. “For me, the ideal situation would obviously have been for Mourinho to have managed Liverpool. He was linked with a move to Anfield a couple of times but it never materialised. I know I’m biased, but I think it would have been a perfect match. “The Liverpool fans would have loved him and he would have known exactly how to turn that love into adoration. He always told me about his deep respect for our supporters. Jose would have had a fantastic time bringing huge success to Liverpool.” Gerrard also believes Mourinho would have got the best out of England’s golden generation, which suffered quarter-final exits at the 2002 and 2006 World Cups as well as Euro 2004 under Sven-Goran Eriksson. “If Jose Mourinho had managed England in 2004 and 2006 I’m convinced we could have reached at least one major final,” added the 35-year-old. “Imagine what he could have got out of a group that included (David) Beckham, (Paul) Scholes, (Michael) Owen, (John) Terry, (Gary) Neville, (Wayne) Rooney, (Sol) Campbell, (Rio) Ferdinand, (Frank) Lampard, (Ashley) Cole, Gerrard and a few others.” The Blues lost 3-1 at Everton in Saturday’s lunchtime kick-off and have just four points to show from their opening five matches in the Barclays Premier League – their worst start to a top-flight campaign since 1986. But Gerrard, who was linked with a move to Chelsea in Jose Mourinho’s first tenure at Stamford Bridge, believes the 52-year-old is a high-quality manager and would have relished the opportunity to work under him at Merseyside. Press Associationcenter_img Jose Mourinho may be enduring one of his worst periods as Chelsea boss but he has a firm fan in former Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard, who believes the Portuguese would have excelled with the Reds or even England.last_img read more

Walgreens employees at Jupiter distribution facility test positive for COVID-19

first_imgA Walgreens distribution center located in Jupiter had to temporarily close overnight to clean after some of their employees tested positive for the coronavirus.Walgreens spokeswoman Alexandra Brown said when the company is notified of a confirmed or presumed positive COVID-19 case, they “take actions meeting or exceeding recommendations from the CDC, OSHA, public health officials and other credible sources while following federal, state and local health advisories.”The center reopened on Wednesday.last_img