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Next FA chairman: Paul Elliott backed to replace Greg Clarke by Sue Smith | Football News

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first_img England manager Gareth Southgate will not endorse any one candidate to be the new FA Chairman but says the FA’s Inclusion Advisory Board Chair Paul Elliott has shown a willingness to put in the hard work that such a role requires “He is committed to football administration, I know he’s been the driving force behind the FA’s new diversity code, I know he sits on the board.“He has been a leading voice in speaking out against racism. He knows how much work and effort it takes to take a role like that.“Whether he wants the job I don’t know, but if he does I think he’d be a great candidate.”Elliott developed the FA’s Football Leadership Diversity Code, which launched last month, with the aim of tackling racism in English footballSouthgate: Elliott’s efforts deserve commendationEarlier this week, Southgate said the next FA chair should share the qualities Elliott has shown during his time in the organisation. Manchester United Women head coach Casey Stoney says the comments made by Greg Clarke that led to his resignation as FA chairman show ‘how much work we’ve still got to do’ regarding diversity in English football 2:06 – Advertisement – LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 02: Paul Elliott attends the London Football Awards on March 2, 2017 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by John Phillips/John Phillips/Getty Images– Advertisement – Elliott, the chairman of the FA’s inclusion advisory board, is being touted as a potential successor to Clarke, with England manager Gareth Southgate speaking of his admiration for the former Chelsea defender.It remains unclear with Elliott is interested in the role, but Smith said the 56-year-old would be capable of taking it on.“I think there has been a lot of names put forward. The one that stands out for me is Paul Elliott, a former player for Celtic and Chelsea,” Smith told Friday’s edition of The Women’s Football Show. Casey Stoney, Man Utd Women's manager 1:51center_img – Advertisement – Asked if the next FA chair should be black or a woman, Southgate said: “It has to be the right person.“I think whoever comes in has to have an understanding of governance and operating at a high level at an important organisation.“What I admire about someone like Paul Elliott is that he has committed himself to football administration. There are a lot of hours to that and a lot of meetings to attend that people don’t want to do. So the reforms that Paul has helped to put in place over the last few months deserve a lot of commendation.“I don’t know if Paul is the right person for the role – that’s not a decision for me. But I’m just pointing out the type of qualities football administrators have to have.”White: FA can promote diversity with Clarke successorEngland striker Ellen White believes the Football Association has a ‘massive opportunity’ to promote diversity throughout English football with their appointment of the next FA chair. Greg Clarke (left) pictured while attending the UEFA European Under-21 Championship in 2017 Former England international Sue Smith believes Paul Elliott would be a “great candidate” to succeed Greg Clarke as FA chairman.The FA is aiming to hire a replacement for Clarke, who resigned after making a string of offensive comments when giving evidence to MPs on Tuesday, by the end of March 2021 and is promising an open and diverse recruitment process.- Advertisement – “It was the right decision for him to step down and we have to look to the future now of educating and moving forward to eradicate these comments,” White said.“It’s all about being educated, even when you are at the top, and also throughout football, the grassroots, and everyone, the way that we speak.“I think it is a massive opportunity to highlight more diversity within the whole FA.“It will be a really important appointment, who comes in next. But I think it will be really, really important to have more diversity in the whole FA really.” Chief reporter Bryan Swanson takes us through the day’s events that have seen former FA chairman Greg Clarke stand down as FIFA vice-president 0:44last_img read more

The word from the street

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With ocean views you can’t lose

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first_img5 Cashell Crescent, Bushland BeachThe open-plan kitchen has plenty of bench space with high-quality fitting and appliances with an aqua-coloured panelling inspired by the sea views.The spacious theatre room has Japanese-style screen doors with wall-to-wall windows offering views of the sparkling pool.The master suite has ocean and island views, walk-in wardrobe and luxurious ensuite with dual vanity and opulent tiling.There is also a separate children’s retreat that can also serve as a lounge room.The triple remote lockup garage has built-in storage while there is another storeroom that is airconditioned and can be accessed from the garage. 5 Cashell Crescent, Bushland BeachA STATELY Bushland Beach home with views to die for has hit the market with a price tag of $749,000.The four-bedroom, three-bath, three-car home at 5 Cashell Crescent offers sea views, an in-ground pool with gazebo and sun-drenched decks.It’s positioned on 804sq m of land in a hilltop location to maximise the 180 degree views and cool ocean breezes. 5 Cashell Crescent, Bushland BeachHomeowner Michelle Andrejic has lived in the home with her husband and two children for seven years after the family designed and built the house.She said she would be sad to say goodbye but they were moving to be closer to relatives.“The views are amazing and of course the pool, which is beautiful and breezy,” she said. “We wanted the house built around the pool and to catch all the views and breezes as well as making sure the kids had their own playroom.“We’ve loved living out here. It’s nice and quiet.”center_img 5 Cashell Crescent, Bushland BeachRay White Douglas selling agent Nicole Plozza said the home would suit a family as, despite the property having an elevated position, it had a flat yard.“The land at the front of the house is flat, the backyard is flat so it would be great for kids to be able to run around,” she said.“There is a height restriction on the title for anyone building across the road so you’ll never lose those views.“The views go right out to Palm Island.”Ms Plozza said the home was a great buy.More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020“It offers exceptional value,” she said. “With prices of houses here – you just can’t build for that.”last_img read more

Price of CMBS, infrastructure assets holding back investors – survey

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first_imgMortgage-backed loans and infrastructure debt are overpriced and deterring insurers from investing in both asset classes, a survey of CIOs has found.The strong demand and “muted” supply for infrastructure debt – coupled with an absence of in-house staff to oversee any such deals, was also a factor for insurers failing to live up to their intended asset allocations – according to Goldman Sachs Asset Management (GSAM).The firm’s annual survey of insurers also found that one-third of insurers also believed they were now approaching the end of the credit cycle, with a deteriorating credit quality affecting the market.Respondents were also not terribly positive about the overall quality of investment opportunities. Nearly 75% of insurers from the EMEA felt investment opportunities were getting worse compared with the previous financial year, while only 3% of insurers from the region felt the situation was improving.While the pessimism was most pronounced among EMEA respondents, there was a marked increase among insurers predicting the investment environment would worsen over the coming year.More than 60% of all respondents believe the situation would deteriorate, compared with only 39% in the previous survey.Despite the pessimism among EMEA respondents, Greece was identified as offering the greatest unanticipated impact on financial markets by just 6% of respondents, compared with 36% who viewed China as a risk.The survey found that asset allocation decisions favoured illiquid assets, such as commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS), middle-market loans and infrastructure debt.“The commercial mortgage loan market is facing increasing competition from the CMBS market, which has recently pressured yields,” the survey noted.“Infrastructure debt, while attractive for its long duration, faces strong demand and muted supply.“Insurers also noted that the lack of internal systems or personnel has deterred investments in both commercial mortgage loans and infrastructure debt.”The interest in illiquid assets was likely driven by interest in higher-yielding assets.Globally, only 5% viewed liquidity risk as a problem, while 66% were concerned with prevailing low yields.last_img read more

Gold Coast property sales from The Event reach $26.5 million

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first_imgMORE NEWS: What it’s like to live a life of luxury in the modern world Ray White Surfers Paradise Chief Executive and auctioneer Andrew Bell opens The Event. Pic Glenn HampsonAN extra $7.5 million in property has changed hands in the days after Australia’s largest in-house auction.Ray White Surfers Paradise’s 25th mega-auction The Event was held on January 28 at RACV Royal Pines Resort where 95 properties went under the hammer.About $19 million in sales were made on the day but that figure has climbed to $26.5 million almost two weeks after the event.The clearance rate now stands at more than 60 per cent. About 2000 people attended this year’s The Event. Pic Glenn HampsonMore from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa13 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days agoA further seven per cent of properties were under conditional contract awaiting finance approvals yesterday. (Friday)Ray White Surfers Paradise Group chief executive Andrew Bell expected more homes to sell in coming weeks.“We’ve been assisting buyers and sellers in the negotiation process and of course post auction we’ve been able to start negotiations with conditional buyers,” he said. “Of the unsold properties, the last two weeks has given many additional buyers the opportunity to inspect the remaining properties and enter negotiations, and we can expect to see those results flow through over coming weeks.” Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:44Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:44 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p288p288p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenHow to bid at auction for your dream home? 01:45center_img Mr Bell said he was happy with the results on the day and post auction.“There has been some negative sentiment around real estate markets of Australia recently, although the market here on the Gold Coast has spoken differently.” MORE NEWS: NRL star sells Gold Coast house More than 2000 people attended this year’s event, with 230 of those registering to bid on the day.Last year, the event attracted about 1000 people, including 170 registered bidders, and recorded $35.4 million worth of sales on the day.last_img read more

Panoro Energy to increase Tunisia output. Prepares for Sfax drilling

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first_imgOslo-listed Panoro Energy has revealed plans to increase daily output and the reserve base on its Tunisian TPS assets which it recently bought from OMV and is also preparing for drilling at the Sfax offshore permit.Map by Panoro EnergyPanoro said on Friday that the highest impact near-term opportunity would be the resumption of production at the El Ain field.The El Ain field is located in the Gremda concession, which legally expired in December 2018, and where the wells have been shut in for over a year.Panoro and ETAP applied for a new concession and are currently planning the resumption of production from the two existing wells immediately after formal authorization from the Tunisian Authorities to continue operations, pending formal ratification of the new concession.A workover unit is on site, and long lead items necessary to bring the wells back on stream have been procured.The company added that medium-term initiatives included sidetracks and an enhanced water injection program at the Guebiba field, where Panoro believes reserves and production could be materially increased.These near-term opportunities could provide a production uplift of up to 15-20 percent during 2019 compared to the recent 4,000 bopd gross averaged during December 2018.To remind, in December 2018, Panoro bought OMV’s subsidiary, OMV Tunisia Upstream, which holds 49% interests in the Guebiba/El Hajib, Rhemoura, El Ain, Cercina, and Cercina South concessions in Tunisia and 50% of the shares in the Thyna Petroleum Services S.A. Operating Company (TPS).The remaining stakes in the concessions and in TPS continue to be held by the Tunisian National Oil Company (ETAP). Sfax Offshore Exploration Permit (SOEP) renewalIn parallel, Panoro and the Tunisian Authorities came to a constructive and mutually beneficial arrangement regarding the renewal of SOEP which the company acquired from DNO in July 2018.As a precondition to enter a second renewal period for an additional three-year period, Panoro agreed to fulfill the outstanding drilling obligation under the first renewal period which expired on December 8, 2018. The company proposed to drill the Salloum West-1 well (SAMW-1) to fully satisfy the commitment.Panoro is currently working with partner ETAP on the technical program and formalization of drilling plans including well planning, location, and approvals for drilling and testing.The primary target of the SAMW-1 well is the Bireno formation where Panoro identified an independent block located west of the discovered Salloum structure. The SAMW-1 well will target an independent fault compartment up-dip from the Salloum-1 well drilled by British Gas in 1992.The objective of the well is to prove additional resources in the vicinity of the Salloum-1 well and to aggregate them to fast-track the development of Salloum through a tie-in to existing adjacent oil infrastructure.Tunisia’s Director General of Hydrocarbons (DGH) told Panoro that it had to post a bank guarantee in relation to the drilling operations on SOEP, which will be released at successive operational stages beginning with the spudding of the well, on track during 2019. Accordingly, Panoro procured a bank guarantee for the gross amount of $16.6 million.SOEP is operated by Panoro Tunisia Exploration AS and holds an 87.5 percent interest. It covers an area of 3,228 square kilometers offshore the city of Sfax. There are three oil discoveries on the permit, Salloum, Ras El Besh, and Jawahra with gross recoverable oil estimated at 20 million barrels.John Hamilton, CEO of Panoro, said: “We look forward to increasing the production at TPS and to continue moving forward with the further evaluation of the Salloum oil discovery located on the Sfax Offshore Exploration Permit.”last_img read more

Euthanasia for ‘depressed’ alleged murderer (Aust)

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first_imgMobile News 4 July 2014EUTHANASIA campaigner Philip Nitschke denies he went too far in helping a fit and healthy but depressed man end his life.Perth man Nigel Brayley, 45, died in May after taking euthanasia drug Nembutal, because he feared he would be charged with his wife’s murder.His former wife Lina, 37, died in February 2011 after she fell from the top of Statham’s Quarry in the Perth Hills while taking photographs.Her death was initially believed to be an accident, but, after Mr Brayley died, it was revealed he was being investigated for his alleged involvement in her death.Dr Nitschke said in a statement on Thursday that Mr Brayley had attended an Exit International workshop in Perth in February and purchased the banned Peaceful Pill eHandbook.http://mobile.news.com.au/national/western-australia/philip-nitschke-denies-he-went-too-far-helping-depressed-nigel-brayley-die/story-fnii5thn-1226978024808last_img read more

Talanoa – End of Life Choice Bill discussion (2019)

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first_imgThis week’s talanoa we are joined by Dr Ate Moala, who is against it and social work student, Togi To’o who strongly supports the bill. The End of Life Choice Bill gives people with a terminal illness or a grievous and irremediable medical condition the option to request assistance to die.Dr Ate Moala is also a board member of Family First NZ.last_img

La Liga club confirms signing of David Silva from Man City

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first_imgLa Liga side Real Sociedad have confirmed the shock signing of David Silva following the playmaker’s exit from Manchester City.Advertisement Promoted Content7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime12 Flicks That Almost Ended Their Stars’ CareersThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All Time7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty Penny8 Shows You Didn’t Want To Watch At The End10 Phones That Can Easily Fit In The Smallest PocketDid You Know There’s A Black Hole In The Milky Way?Here Are The 10 Most Famous Female Racers Of All TimeA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth? Silva scored six goals and provided 11 assists for City this term, with Football Italia reporting last month that he had dinner with Lazio director of sport Igli Tare.The 34-year-old has amassed 434 appearances for City, scoring 77 goals, providing 137 assists and winning four Premier League titles after joining from Valencia in 2010, but is out of contract this summer. Loading… center_img The Spanish playmaker had drawn the curtain on his decade-long stay in Manchester following the club’s Champions League exit this month, but had been strongly expected to join Lazio. Read Also: Europa League: Inter set up Sevilla final after thrashing ShakhtarThe playmaker has retired from international duty but won a notable 125 caps for La Roja, scoring 25 goals and winning three major tournaments – winning two European Championship crowns alongside the 2010 World Cup.A product of Valencia’s youth system, Silva played for Los Che across six seasons and also enjoyed loan spells at Eibar and Celta Vigo.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

Di Canio backed by former chairman

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first_img Former Swindon chairman Jeremy Wray also described David Miliband’s decision to quit as Sunderland’s vice-chairman and non-executive director in response to Di Canio’s past political statements as a “sad knee-jerk response”. Di Canio has admitted to having fascist leanings, telling Italian news agency ANSA in 2005: “I am a fascist, not a racist.” Wray, who appointed the 44-year-old as Town boss in May 2011, does not think the outspoken views will conflict with Di Canio’s attempts to keep Sunderland in the Barclays Premier League. He told BBC Radio Five: “It is a sad knee-jerk response. I doubt David Miliband has ever met Paolo Di Canio. I’ve known him for two years. I don’t think politics was ever discussed once.” He continued: “Paolo will have many strong views. He probably has a strong view on whether Italy should be in the Euro, gay marriage or the endangered Siberian tiger, but I doubt if it’s really relevant to keeping Sunderland in the Premiership. “I think anybody’s political views and their private views – as long they’re private and how they conduct themselves away from their job – are pretty irrelevant. Nothing of that was ever discussed during his time at Swindon. He was focused on success for us and that’s what he’ll do for Sunderland.” Sunderland dismissed O’Neill on Saturday evening following the club’s 1-0 home defeat against league leaders Manchester United. That result left the Black Cats without a win in eight games and just a point clear of the relegation zone. With seven games remaining, Di Canio faces a fight to keep Sunderland in the top flight but Wray believes the former West Ham, Lazio and Celtic striker will be a roaring success on Wearside. “He will galvanise the team. He is passionate; he eats, sleeps and drinks it. He is full on 24 hours a day and will be focused on the last seven games of the season,” he said. “The Sunderland fans who are nervous now and are doubting the appointment should have no fears and trust what I saw in him is what (Sunderland chairman) Ellis Short will have seen in him as someone who is committed to the job.” Wray added: “There was no doubt that when he was at Swindon he was cutting his teeth in management, but I can assure you I think he’s ready for the step up. He’s learnt a lot, he’s very intelligent, he’s a quick learner and he’s his own biggest critic. He’ll have seen where he’s gone wrong in the past and I think it’s a really astute appointment.” Paolo Di Canio will “galvanise” Sunderland, according to the man who gave the controversial Italian his first chance in management.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more