Clashes between police and protesters in Bangkok

first_imgThe BBC’s Jonathan Head was at the protest Police in Thailand have used tear gas and water cannon against pro-democracy protesters outside the country’s parliament.Protesters protected themselves with inflatable rubber ducks which they had planned to float along the river behind parliament whilst inside MPs discussed reform.- Advertisement – – Advertisement –last_img

Bushland reserve behind beautiful home’s sale

first_img16 Grandis Court Cashmere sold before its first open home.Behind the suburban sprawl of Eatons Hill and Warner sits Greenwood Estate in Cashmere, where large blocks and contemporary homes are the norm.The home at 6 Grandis Court, Cashmere, took full advantage of the tranquil setting to achieve a price of $713,000 on June 29.Belle Property Cashmere sales consultant, Liam West, said the buyer didn’t waste any time.“It sold basically in 36 hours,” Mr West said.“We listed it on a Thursday and by Friday night (the buyer’s) girlfriend actually came through and looked and Skyped … We pretty much put it under contract before the first open home.”More from newsLand grab sees 12 Sandstone Lakes homesites sell in a week21 Jun 2020Tropical haven walking distance from the surf9 Oct 2019The home had an open-plan design with five-bedroom, two-bathroom accommodation on a 1250sq m block.Mr West said the property was a tranquil, private retreat in large part because of the bushland reserve to the rear.“Built about 2007, it has a beautiful backdrop and it’s whisper quiet. It’s very functional with great entertaining space,” he said.“Where the kitchen/dining/lounge was, it all opened up on to the rear deck. “You couldn’t see your neighbours from the deck or basically anywhere in the home.”Mr West said the market had been a bit slower this year but listing numbers had tightened and demand was starting to ratchet up prices.“We are finding it’s slowly coming back to a decent level,” he said.last_img read more

Man United captain to spend another night in a Greek jail cell

first_imgManchester United captain Harry Maguire was pictured today arriving at a Greek police station for a second night behind bars after allegedly punching a police officer and then attempting to bribe his way out custody. The £85million England international was allegedly involved in a bust-up with a group of other Englishmen before becoming ‘very abusive and aggressive’ towards officers who arrived to intervene last night on the island of Mykonos. Maguire, 27, spent the night in a cell along with two other men thought to be fellow players, aged 28 and 29, and the trio have been transferred to the neighbouring island of Syros where they will appear before the state prosecutor tomorrow on charges including aggravated assault, verbal assault and attempted bribery. The chief prosecutor told local media that he expects Maguire to make an apology at the hearing. Maguire, a father-of-two, was seen this evening being taken into Syros police station by plain-clothes officers after an hour-long ferry crossing to his new jail cell with the two other men. Police said that two of their officers suffered facial injuries during the scrap after they were allegedly hurled to the ground, punched and kicked. Maguire was yesterday pictured drinking at a pool party at SantAnna Bar with fellow United youngsters Marcus Rashford, 22, and Brandon Williams, 19, as well as Love Island star Chris Hughes, 27, and snooker player Judd Trump, 31 and his brother Joe Maguire. It is not clear if anybody at this party was with Maguire later that evening. Police today said that two groups of Englishmen were brawling outside Mykonos’ Fabrica bar in the early hours of Friday morning and when they tried to intervene they were rounded on by three men, including the centre-half. ‘When the brawl was all sorted out, one of the two groups – with the football players – started verbally abusing officers. There were several policemen there. At some point, one of the three members of the group – they were aged 27, 28, and 29 – threw a swing at one of the policemen and a fight ensued.’ Petros Vassilakis a police spokesman said. Read Also: Ideye set to undergo medicals at Turkish Super Lig side Manchester United said in a statement: ‘The club is aware of an alleged incident involving Harry Maguire in Mykonos last night. ‘Contact has been made with Harry, and he is fully co-operating with the Greek authorities. ‘At this time we will be making no further comment.’ FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 ‘All of the three were arrested but during the effort to do so, the other two, including the football player, got violent also. They threw down at least two policemen, hit them with their fists and kicked them.’ The police spokesman continued. ‘I can’t tell you what they were telling us. All English swear words against the authorities and against the work of the police. All three, including the football player, are being held in custody, locked up in Mykonos cell. They will appear before a state prosecutor on the island of Syros later today to be charged with aggravated assault.’ Maguire, who earns £190,000-a-week plans to cut short his holiday and return to the UK, according to a source at Manchester United. Lawyers for the club have been in contact with their player and they are awaiting clarification from police on the island over what charges he might face. ‘We are expecting more information from Mykonos as clarification is needed over exactly what happened and what charges he will face, if any.’ The lawyers said.center_img Leaked: Video Of Harry Maguire Fighting In Mykonos Greece before getting arrested.Watch video| Harry Maguire Fight Video |Retweet— ƳungƁlacMale (@DMPAUL_SR) August 21, 2020 Loading…last_img read more

IMCA Modified features get top billing for Canyon’s holiday weekend show

first_imgPEORIA, Ariz. (Aug. 27) – A pair of $1,000 to win IMCA Modified features are on the docket for Canyon Speedway Park’s Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 1 and 2 Labor Day Weekend special.Both 25-lap events are qualifiers for the 2019 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot and pay a minimum of $100 to start. Entry fee each night is $25.IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars race 20 laps for $500 to win with a $20 entry fee on Saturday while Sunday’s 100-lap marathon pays $1,000 to win and has a $50 entry fee.The 20-lap IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock feature on Saturday pays $250 to win with a $20 pill draw; Sunday’s 30-lapper pays $500 to win with a $25 pill draw.Both shows are draw/redraw and IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, regional, Arizona State and track points will be awarded each night.Pit gates will be open all day and cleared around 3:30 p.m. The drivers’ meeting is at 5:30 p.m. with the grandstand opening at 5 p.m. and packing and hot laps preceding racing at 7 p.m. both nights.Spectator admission is $15 for adults, $12 for seniors 60 and over and military with ID, and free for kids 11 and under. Pit passes both nights are $35 for adults, children ages 7 to 11 are $20, and under six are free.Minors must have a minor release form signed and notarized by the child’s parents or guardians.  It is available on the track website at information is also available by calling 602 258-7223.Practice night will be Friday, Aug. 31 starting at 7 p.m.  Pit passes are $20, with 11 and under free with a signed minor release form.last_img read more

Valencia sack manager Marcelino

first_imgRelatedPosts Bale completes Tottenham return from Real Madrid Tottenham sign £25m Sergio Reguilon Live stream Premier League, La Liga, Serie A on Showmax Pro this weekend Marcelino has been sacked as Valencia head coach just three matches into the new La Liga season. The 54-year-old was dismissed on Wednesday following a reported falling out with club owner Peter Lim. The owner has been battling with the club’s sporting side for months as Lim has looked for more control over player transfers and sporting decisions. Former Barcelona and Real Madrid midfielder Albert Celades, who was an assistant coach to Julen Lopetegui at the Santiago Bernabeu last year, has been tipped to take over at Mestalla. “Valencia CF have informed Marcelino Garcia Toral of their decision to relieve him of his duties as first team coach, effective as of this Wednesday,” the club said in a statement. “The club wish to thank Marcelino for his hard work and dedication during his time as coach, and wish him the best of success for the future.” Marcelino was appointed as Valencia boss in May 2017 and led them to a fourth-place finish. His position came under threat 12 months ago during a difficult start to 2018-19, but the club kept faith in the former Villarreal boss and were rewarded when they ended the season by winning the Copa del Rey final against Barcelona and clinching a Champions League spot. Valencia have taken four points from three games this term but it was reported in Spain that Lim called club president Anil Murthy for an emergency meeting in Singapore on Wednesday after deciding to sack Marcelino.Tags: Albert CeladesLa LigaMarcelinoPeter LimReal MadridValencialast_img read more

United agree £59.7m Di Maria fee

first_img United have made no official comment on the matter, but it is understood the agreed fee between the Red Devils and Real will eclipse the British record £50million Chelsea paid to Liverpool for Fernando Torres in 2011. Should he sign, the 26-year-old cannot be involved in United’s Capital One Cup tie at MK Dons on Tuesday night, but could be set for a debut in Saturday’s Barclays Premier League match at Burnley. United appear in desperate need of a lift after a loss and a draw from their opening two league games and the man who was named man of the match in May’s Champions League final would certainly give them that. Di Maria, who will add pace and the ability to run with the ball, has been at the Bernabeu since 2010 after moving from Benfica. United boss Louis van Gaal would neither confirm nor deny anything with regard to the Di Maria situation after his side’s 1-1 draw at Sunderland on Sunday. Van Gaal said: ”I cannot say anything about transfers, you have to understand that. When a transfer has been finished, then we can say something. But now you have to wait and see. ”When the moment is there, Manchester United shall announce it.” He added with a smile: ”It is not only Di Maria – maybe (Arturo) Vidal or (Lionel) Messi! We are a big club.” Press Association Sport understands that the Argentinian winger will complete a medical with United on Tuesday morning and, if all goes to plan, the Barclays Premier League club will officially confirm his signing. Di Maria was absent from the Real squad that beat Cordoba 2-0 at the Bernabeu on Monday evening. Press Association The Sunderland game was United’s second this season and, as in the 2-1 home defeat to Swansea the previous weekend, they put in an unconvincing display. Taking a solitary point from a possible six has hardly made for the spectacular start to the Premier League campaign United fans might have hoped for after Van Gaal’s arrival over the summer. But striker Robin van Persie insists there is confidence in the camp that things will come good. Van Persie told MUTV: “We’ve played two games and only picked up one point, we would have loved to have got six points but it didn’t happen, so we have to bounce back. “I think that everyone has faith and everyone believes in the staff and players. “We have great players, and it’s just a matter of time before the points will start coming in.” Van Persie was making his return to action at the Stadium of Light after an extended break following the World Cup, where he was part of Van Gaal’s Holland side that came third in the tournament. The frontman, who played for just over 60 minutes on Sunday, said of his condition: “I feel good, I feel fit. “I had a good few weeks of training and played my first hour, so I’ll look forward to the next game.” He added: “I worked with him (Van Gaal) for two years, and he’s very clear. “He’s clear in what he asks of each player in the team every day. So, where I can, I will help the other players.” Manchester United have agreed a £59.7million fee with Real Madrid for Angel Di Maria.last_img read more

Hughes expecting quiet January

first_img “There was earlier on in the season, and there will be more discussions about that.” Hughes has stressed there is no will on his part to let potential suitors get hold of any of his key players next month, and he is not expecting any such situation to occur. “We have to make sure Stoke City are strong, and that means we don’t let anybody leave, even if there is a real interest or situations that might develop,” Hughes, whose side are currently 12th in the league, said. “We are not anticipating anybody leaving – it is not what we are looking to do really.” Hughes also played down the prospect of any major recruitment, and emphasised only significant new injury setbacks might affect Stoke’s present thoughts on the sort of business they might do. “If an opportunity comes about that we think is right – is at the right level for us and we think is realistic and we might be able to do something – then we will pursue it,” he said. “But we haven’t done a great deal of business in January – we didn’t last year. “Peter Odemwingie came in, so it can be something to look at. But in terms of spending significant amounts of money on players in January, I don’t anticipate that will happen.” Hughes did confirm that Stoke winger Brek Shea, who has made only five appearances for the club since joining them in January 2013, is set to return to his native United States to join Orlando City. And there have been discussions about extending Potters defender Andy Wilkinson’s loan at Millwall until the end of the season, which Hughes feels would “make sense”. Meanwhile, it looks as if forward Bojan Krkic will be fit for Monday night’s game. Bojan, a stand-out performer for Stoke over the last few weeks, sustained a hip injury in Saturday’s 1-1 draw at Crystal Palace. Hughes said of the Spaniard at Thursday’s press conference: “It is a little bit early, but he has trained today and yesterday and we don’t anticipate there will be any problems. “He is still a little sore given where the injury was, but we fully expect he will be okay.” Defender Marc Muniesa will be available having recovered from his hamstring problem, while Hughes is optimistic a knee problem picked up by Stephen Ireland will not keep the midfielder out. Stoke boss Mark Hughes is anticipating a fairly quiet January transfer window for the club as their efforts to tie Peter Crouch and Glenn Whelan to new contracts continue. Both 33-year-old striker Crouch – scorer of two goals in his last two games, taking his tally for the season to five – and midfielder Whelan, 30, are currently on deals with the Potters that run out next summer. And speaking at a press conference ahead of Monday’s Barclays Premier League home clash with table-toppers Chelsea, Hughes expressed his desire to retain the pair. Press Association Asked if he wanted Crouch to stay, the Welshman said: “That is our intention and Peter knows that I’m keen to do something. “There have been discussions already. “If we tried to replace Peter, it would be very difficult and require a significant outlay. “It is in our interest to try to re-contract him if we can, because he is a big part of what we do here. “His age is not an issue in my view because he is a player whose strengths are not based on pace, and his other attributes are likely to remain with him for any number of seasons after this one. “So where he is in his career is still a good place, and he is an important player for us.” Hughes added that an offer has been made to Whelan which the Republic of Ireland international is yet to respond to. “There is something on the table for Glenn,” the manager said. last_img read more

Eagles, Cranes Battle to Scoreless Draw in Asaba

first_imgThe draw in the Asaba Friendly was the second time in eight matches by three-time African champions against the Uganda Cranes.It was also the Super Eagles’ second draw in five games since losing 2-1 to Argentina at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.For the two nations, the international friendly served as preparation for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon as both teams booked their spots with good result in their respective Match-day 5 qualifying games over the weekend even with a game in hand.The Ugandans had the game’s first real chance, but Derrick Nsimambi, after beating John Ogu from a long ball, went for the spectacular overhead kick, playing the ball wideoff the goal area.The visitors were quick off the mark, as the tricky Derick Nsibambi came close from a good move in the 10th minute, but three minutes later, Nigeria also knocked on the door though Captain Ahmed Musa’s pull –out was well read by the Cranes’ defence.In the 15th minute, Victor Osimhen should have put the Eagles in front when he wrestled the ball from Timothy Awany, only to overplay his showboating and lose the ball.Oghenekaro Etebo’s free kick came quite close, Osimhen headed wide and another Etebo free kick rose a bit too high, as the Eagles piled on the pressure with youngster Samuel Chukwueze full of creativity on the right wing. The Villarreal of Spain star danced past Awany and Godfrey Walusimbi in the 33rd minute, but Musa couldn’t get to the the pass to finish up.In the second half, Samuel Kalu, Mikel Agu, Isaac Success and Moses Simon worked hard at getting a goal, as the crowd demanded for one with their song. But the final touch was lacking.At the other end, the brilliant Emmanuel Okwi, alongside Denis Iguma, Khalid Aucho and Waiswa Ndhondi threatened the Nigeria goal severally, without any success in breaching it.A final opportunity presented itself in added time, but Agu headed Kalu’s corner kick narrowly over the bar.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Omon-Julius Onabu in AsabaFierce rivals Nigeria and Uganda settled for a goalless draw in an entertaining friendly played at the Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba yesterday.There was a full house at the arena for what was the first –ever international football match in the capital of Delta State, and though the spectators rooted for a win for the three-time African champions, they went home satiated by the endeavour of the Super Eagles and the spirit of competition between both teams.last_img read more

For the cadets that stay, the long runs and push-ups pay off

first_imgAs students are reaching for the snooze button, members of the ROTC Alpha Company of the Trojan Battalion have already completed a four-mile run and more than 200 sit-ups and push-ups — all by 7 a.m.And this is just the beginning of their day.Step in line · ROTC students, who are often seen marching around campus, start their training early in the morning, participating in physical drills to train them for military service. – Tim Tran | Daily Trojan Although they’re often seen around campus, very few people actually know what it means to be an Army ROTC student.“People need to understand that we’re not just wearing uniforms and running around campus,” said James Wise, enrollment and scholarship officer for USC Army ROTC.The Army ROTC is a leadership course that is part of a student’s curriculum. Through classes, leadership labs, physical training and field training exercises, students learn firsthand what it takes to lead others, motivate groups and conduct missions as an officer in the Army.“We recruit under certain criteria called SAL: Scholar, Athlete, Leader,” Capt. Paul H. Ruopp III said. “We want people who are smart, athletic and who have a natural leadership quality.”Every cadet must apply and be accepted to USC before they can apply to join ROTC.“The biggest misconception of ROTC students is that we’re not smart and that we’re all meatheads,” said Cadet Dennis Caserza, a senior majoring in computer science.Reasons for joining ROTC vary. Some join as an opportunity to pay for college while securing a future in the military — all ROTC members are given scholarships — while others wish to continue a lineage of military service in their family.But it’s not the decision to enroll in ROTC that makes these cadets unique — it’s the reason they stay.Only 65 percent of ROTC sophomores stay on for their junior year, Wise said. By the end of junior year, however, the retention rate jumps to 95.4 percent.The program is not for the faint of heart or weak in mind, Wise said. Cadets have to commit eight to 10 hours a week as well as complete a military science course and weekly leadership labs.Upon graduation, most ROTC students will be commissioned as second lieutenants in the Army. They will endure six to nine months of training where they will be in charge of a platoon of 30 to 60 members, Wise said.But the ROTC program is more than preparation for the armed forces. It instills structure, discipline, time management skills and initiative in its cadets.“ROTC doesn’t just teach you about military tactics on the battlefield and physically train you,” Caserza said. “ROTC motivates and inspires you to reach your full potential in all aspects of your life.”Cadet John Graff, a junior majoring in English and print journalism, said ROTC has taught him both leadership skills and personal discipline.“I haven’t found any other organization that asks this much from me on a daily basis,” he said.Being in ROTC demands great sacrifice and selflessness, cadets said.“As a graduate student, I have a 16-hour internship, five graduate school classes and a lot of reading. In addition to that, ROTC requires [physical training] Monday through Thursday every morning and two additional classes,” said Cadet Cassandra Rush, a graduate student studying social work.Many ROTC students are involved in Greek organizations, student groups, marching band and athletic groups on campus. Cadet Chris Cheng, a junior majoring in international relations, will be the Undergraduate Student Government president next year.Approximately 30 percent of ROTC cadets are female. Although ROTC is predominately male, the expectation for women to perform is no less. They run alongside the men, do the same physical conditioning and do not expect any accolades for it.“ROTC students form a bond that is hard to find elsewhere on campus, as we constantly challenge ourselves and overcome difficulties both individually and as a group,” Caserza said.There is an expectation to see the individual as part of something greater than one’s self.“ROTC asks us to put aside every little insecurity and anxiety that we have in our own private lives, be invulnerable in front of the group and be a source of inspiration,” Graff said.last_img read more

Oshae Brissett to reportedly test NBA Draft process

first_img Published on March 28, 2019 at 6:30 pm Contact Billy: | @Wheyen3 View this post on Instagram Oshae Brissett will test the NBA Draft process, per Stadium. Tyus Battle has already been reported as leaving Syracuse for the NBA” data-instgrm-version=”12″ style=” background:#FFF; border:0; border-radius:3px; box-shadow:0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width:500px; min-width:326px; padding:0; width:99.375%; width:-webkit-calc(100% – 2px); width:calc(100% – 2px);”> A year ago, Battle entered and went through the NBA Draft process before withdrawing. Since Brissett hasn’t signed with an agent, he can compete in the NBA Draft Combine from May 14-19 in Chicago and has until 5 p.m. on June 10 to withdraw his name from the draft. AdvertisementThis is placeholder textBrissett shone down the stretch of the 2017-18 season as a freshman at Syracuse, becoming one of Orange’s best offensive players player by the time the season turned to March. But he declined in a few ways as a sophomore, including dropping more than two points per game off his scoring average. The 6-foot-8 native of Canada didn’t refine his shooting stroke and couldn’t find consistency. In mock drafts for last year’s NBA Draft, Brissett pushed himself into late-first round consideration. But throughout the entirety of his sophomore year, he’s rarely been listed as being drafted by numerous websites. He and SU head coach Jim Boeheim both lamented his finishing at the rim, at times, which doesn’t bode well for a forward who struggles as a perimeter shooter.The last time Syracuse had two players leave early to enter the NBA Draft was 2014. That year, Tyler Ennis left after his freshman season and Jerami Grant departed after his sophomore campaign.Syracuse will be reportedly without Battle and departing seniors Frank Howard and Paschal Chukwu next season. If Brissett kept his name in the draft, he’d be the fourth SU starter not back next year. And if Brissett doesn’t return, his final shot in a Syracuse uniform would be a missed righty finger roll in the NCAA Tournament loss to Baylor. Commentscenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+ A post shared by Oshae Brissett (@obrissy) on Mar 28, 2019 at 12:59pm PDTlast_img read more