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Pep Guardiola names the Man City player who should have beaten Liverpool’s Virgil van Dijk to Player of the Year award

first_img About Connatix V67539 Read More Video Settings Rio Ferdinand tells Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop struggling Raheem Sterling was voted the Football Writers’ Player of the Season (Picture: Getty)‘That’s why we have to be more precise in all the aspects we are working with these last three years and try to win the game.‘If they play like the way they play using set-pieces and counter-attacks with their quality players, they are so good but maybe at home the last game they decide to go forward more.‘We talk about what we can expect and how we handle both situations.‘It will be nice if we score first but we analyse Brighton and know how well they defend. Tottenham won in the last minute with a fantastic goal, Arsenal drew when they won 4-2 at Valencia. I know it is always difficult . Just focus on the game we have to play.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Full Screen Manchester United captain Harry Maguire 1 min. story Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk was crowned PFA Player of the Year last month (Picture: Getty)Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola believes Bernardo Silva would have been a more deserving winner of the PFA Footballer of the Year Award than Liverpool’s Virgil van Dijk.The world’s most expensive defender has been the bedrock upon which Jurgen Klopp’s side have built their Premier League title bid, marshalling a defence which has conceded just 22 goals and kept 20 clean sheets.Silva’s teammate Raheem Sterling, who has scored 17 goals and registered 10 assists, meanwhile, was handed the presitgious Football Writers’ Player of the Year award last week, but Guardiola insists the Portuguese schemer has been the driving force in a side that will retain the title should they win at Brighton on Sunday.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘I don’t vote but Bernardo was the best and not just in our team,’ said Guardiola.ADVERTISEMENT Top articles Skip by Metro Coming Next Metro Sport ReporterFriday 10 May 2019 2:44 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link97Shares Pep Guardiola names the Man City player who should have beaten Liverpool’s Virgil van Dijk to Player of the Year award Read Morecenter_img Advertisement Comment / 1/1 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 City Read More Read More Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE SPONSORED Read More Bernardo Silva has been in sensational form for Manchester City this season (Picture: Getty)‘He can play incredibly well everywhere, give me a team and he can play well there. He does everything good.’Brighton preserved their top flight status last weekend after they followed Cardiff’s defeat against Crystal Palace by securing an unlikely 1-1 draw at Arsenal.City were far from at their best when the two teams met last month in an FA Cup final decided by a solitary Gabriel Jesus goal and Guardiola accepts just a single mistake or moment of brilliance could deny City the title.‘It’s a privilege,’ he said. ‘We are in this position because we won a lot of games, 13 in a row, we have to win one more in the Premier League and that is what we have to do.‘I see the team relaxed, training good, smiling a lot, completely focused on the pitch or in meetings. Anything can happen in the game and one mistake of our side or one incredible performance from the opponent, one mistake from the referee can decide the title. PLAY Advertisement Skip Adlast_img read more

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Time to start thinking about interest rate rises: Aegon

first_imgHe said interest rates were unlikely to increase to the level of past decades, but could climb to 1.5% or 2%. The main interest rate for the euro-zone has been 0% since March 2016.Tuch said almost 80% of German government bonds and more than 60% of Dutch government bonds traded against a negative rate. He added that he didn’t expect a profit could be made on government paper during “the coming years”, and argued that Germany’s low interest rate was “simply unsustainable”.The average duration of government bonds was increasing, Tuch added, with some governments issuing paper with an extremely long duration – sometimes 100 years.“Most pension funds will be exposed to this development through their index portfolio,” he added.According to Tuch, interest rates on credit and high yield bonds were also at historic lows, with owners also not prepared for a rate increase.In his opinion, pension funds should consider replacing their liquid bonds with illiquid fixed income investments.“These aren’t bought by the ECB, have a lower bubble potential, and deliver extra returns,” he argued.Tuch cited residential mortgages as an alternative, “as they produce considerably better returns than Dutch government bonds against an acceptable risk-return ratio”.Illiquid corporate loans as well as loans with a government guarantee would also be an alternative to government bonds, he said.Aegon was anticipating the ECB’s policy by going short on Italian interest-rate derivatives and regularly taking profits, Tuch said.Aegon had also cautiously switched to an underweight duration for government bonds, relative to the benchmark. He recommended pension funds follow this example and cash in when interest rates rise.Tuch also suggested that pension funds revise their interest rate hedges, arguing that central clearing of derivatives – as required by EMIR regulations – had “important advantages” relative to bilateral swaps. He said that Aegon AM had already fully switched to central clearing. However, he didn’t elaborate on the advantages.The last time the ECB raised its main interest rate was in 2011, when the rate increased by 25 basis points in April and July, reaching 1.5%. However, it was forced to reverse this move by the end of the year as several euro-zone economies struggled to pay off debt. Pension funds should start considering the impact of an interest rate rise and instruct their asset managers to make adjustments, according to Aegon Asset Management.Without changes, interest rate increases would cause considerable damage to schemes’ portfolios of euro-denominated government bonds, warned Hendrik Tuch, head of interest and money markets at Aegon AM.Speaking at the annual congress of IPE’s Dutch sister publication PensioenPro in Amsterdam last week, he said rates were likely to rise as a consequence of the European Central Bank (ECB) reducing its quantitative easing policy.According to Tuch, Aegon AM expected that the ECB would signal its intentions after the summer. Government bond yields would rise later this year as a result.last_img read more

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Coronavirus: Millions in home sales as virtual reality auctions kick off

first_imgThis post-war home at 43 Sydney Avenue, Camp Hill, sold for $1.062m to a phone bidder hours before the coronavirus inroom auction deadline.Millions exchanged hands this week as agents, buyers and sellers raced to beat the COVID-19 crackdown on inroom property auctions, while others embraced the start of livestreaming sales. In the final hours before the Wednesday midnight inroom deadline, a renovator home in inner Brisbane sold for $1.062m, with more than half of potential buyers bidding over the phone.Bidding opened at $650,000 for the post-war home at 43 Sydney Ave, Camp Hill, and continued for more than 50 minutes, sometimes rising in $1,000s and $5,000 lots before finally selling for $1.062m to a phone bidder.“It sold well above the reserve and the fact that we had seven bidders shows the fundamentals of real estate are still really strong, and with limited properties on the market there are opportunities for sellers because there are genuine buyers out there at the moment looking. We’re still listing and selling property,” Mr McCrea said.More from newsCOVID-19 renovation boom: How much Aussies are spending to give their houses a facelift during the pandemic3 days agoWhizzkid buys almost one property a month during COVID-197 days ago New digital inspections for renters and buyers to combat COVID-19 This is the living room of Brisbane’s latest million-dollar property, with 43 Sydney Avenue, Camp Hill, selling for $1.062m mid-week.Among the virtual sales last night (Thursday) were 10 conducted through Ray White Queensland chief auctioneer Mitch Peereboom on the Gold Coast.“These are online private auctions. Buyers register to bid, they are able to watch the auction live and bid via our platform. We are really excited about this creative solution because we know buyers want to buy and sellers want to sell. The property market is performing strongly and we welcome this new opportunity to deliver our clients the same outcomes (they would have achieved).”Stuart McCrea of Place Estate Agency in Coorparoo said the industry could work around the safety measures introduced to protect buyers and sellers from coronavirus.“The use of video walk-throughs, all these things, allow people to bid with confidence. When your dream home comes up you shouldn’t be worried about coronavirus.” Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 3:08Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -3:08 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, 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 will COVID-19 compare to other market downturns03:08 QLD property industry already adapting to new ways of operatingcenter_img 210 Long Street East, Graceville, sold for $855,000Ray White Sherwood and Graceville principal Cameron Crouch achieved almost $4m in property sales that were set to go to auction midweek, using virtual technology “with great success”.“We have set up a virtual auction theatre on our new rooftop auction space because it is central for our auctioneer Mitch Peereboom. Wednesday night we sold four from five properties and we have some 28 auctions on the board to be auctioned in coming weeks,” he said. Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced on Tuesday that all inroom auctions and group open homes would cease from midnight Wednesday, leading the industry to take the events fully digital, with bidding done online or over the phone. This week was on course to be the biggest of the year for auctions, with Brisbane volumes up 52.2 per cent, compared with the same time last year, with 172 homes listed to go under the hammer, according to the CoreLogic Auction Market Preview.“After the weekend, we should have a better idea on how this is going to impact the auction market going forward,” a CoreLogic spokesperson said. MORE: Sweeping changes for real estate after coronavirus restrictions 207 Long Street East, Graceville, sold for $705,000“We had 13 registered bidders last night. The first lot was a cracker at 210 Long St East, Graceville, which sold for $855,000. It went so crazy with a tonne of bids flying in. The elderly vendor was a bit nervous but still comfortable in the process and were committed to selling. We have technology processes in place to remain ‘business as usual’ in this new environment of private inspections, virtual inspections and weekly auctions.”Two of the properties sold under the hammer – 210 Long Street East, Graceville, for $855,000 and 207 Long Street East, Graceville, for $705,000. Two sold before auction and a fifth property was passed in. FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON TWITTERlast_img read more

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Sofie Maersk’s Main Engine Breaks Down

first_imgDanish-flagged Post Panamax containership MV Sofie Maersk has suffered a main engine failure on its way to Asia.The 8,160 TEU containership is being moved to Honolulu port to initiate repairs and take provisions, according to the vessel’s operating carrier cited by Hapag-Lloyd on March 8.The containership is fully-laden and its cargo is expected to remain onboard whilst repairs are ongoing.The 1989-built vessel is deployed on Eastbound AC2 service connecting Asia and West Coast South America.The earliest estimated arrival time in Qingdao will be on April 8.Details on the potential cause of the engine failure were not disclosed.Sofie Maersk is owned by Danish Moller Maersk AS and it is worth around USD 17.46 million, data from VesselsValue shows.World Maritime News Stafflast_img

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1 injured in Franklin County accident

first_imgFRANKLIN COUNTY, Ind. — A Union County woman was injured in a single vehicle accident in Franklin County on Monday.The Franklin County Sheriff’s Department responded to a 911 call on St. Mary’s Road near the intersection with Pipe Creek Rd regarding a single vehicle accident.According to police, Beverly Froman, 67, of Liberty was traveling south on St. Mary’s Road.As she was negotiating a curve in the roadway, she saw an oncoming large truck.Froman stated that she applied the brakes, which caused her to lose control of her vehicle due to the wet roadway.Froman’s car went off the east side of the roadway, striking an embankment and a tree.Froman was transported to Margaret Mary Health in Batesville for treatment of her injuries.last_img

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Horwill: We will beat Lions

first_img “It’s right up there, a once-in-a-career opportunity and we’re certainly aware of how big it is. A World Cup is the pinnacle of the game because you’re coming up against the best, but this would have to be a close second. “The build-up of the traditional tour where you are playing games against provinces is something that is unique to the Lions these days.” Australia have spoken all week about the storm they are expecting in the opening exchanges at the Suncorp Stadium and Horwill took up the theme at the eve-of-match press conference. “The early collisions are going to be very critical. We understand the Lions play a very physical brand of rugby,” the 28-year-old said. “We’ve seen throughout the games leading up to this one that they’ve been very confrontational. It’s up to us to match that up front and take the ascendancy there. “You have to make sure you work hard because in games of this magnitude there’s not a lot in it. “Everyone across both teams is incredibly skilful so it will come down to work rate. In a fixture like this the margins are going to be very small so you have to take your opportunities when they come because there won’t be many.” Australia captain James Horwill believes the Wallabies will make the most of a career highlight by taming the British and Irish Lions. Press Associationcenter_img The hosts have been installed as underdogs for the three-Test series that begins at Brisbane’s Suncorp Stadium on Saturday morning and concludes in Sydney on July 6. It has been 12 years since Australia last faced the Lions, winning the series 2-1, and Horwill has stressed the importance of making the most of an event that is unique in modern rugby. “I think we’re going to win, I don’t know what the bookies say but I believe we’ll win,” the Reds second row said. last_img read more

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Florida Senator Rick Scott’s Opinion on PPP “It’s Not Complicated”

first_img(Washington, DC) — Dead people are among those Republican Senator and former Florida Governor Rick Scott says are wrongly benefiting from the Paycheck Protection Program. In an op-ed at FoxNews.com this morning, Scott pointed out what he sees as several flaws with the program. Sen. Scott wrote:“Common sense isn’t complicated.Don’t send money to dead people. That’s not complicated.Don’t bail out huge corporations or send taxpayer money to businesses that haven’t been hurt by this crisis. That’s not complicated.Don’t incentivize workers to stay on government-run, taxpayer-funded programs when this crisis has ended and we need them to go back to work. That’s not complicated.”He claims the Treasury Department has sent stimulus checks to the deceased, and there’s no plan to get that money back. He also says under the PPP, some people could earn more money by not working than they could by working. Scott says these problems, and others, show why government needs more common sense and needs to be run like a business. He adds that any elected official who believes government is too complicated to run like a business should resign tomorrow.last_img read more

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UEFA set announces new dates for 2021 Women’s European Championship

first_img(BBC) – UEFA is set to announce the postponed 2021 Women’s European Championship will take place from 6-31 July 2022.The tournament, to be held in England, has been pushed back a year after the men’s European Championship and the Tokyo Olympics were both postponed until 2021 because of the global coronavirus pandemic.The intention is to use the same venues as the original tournament.Moving the Euros to 2022 will avoid two women’s tournaments in the same summer.Three European teams – England, the Netherlands and Sweden – have already qualified for the Olympics.As it stands, the finale of the Women’s Euros will coincide with the start of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.last_img

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New research center opens next month

first_imgBeginning in October, a new research center at USC will be conducting research about health policy in hopes of reforming the health debate in the country.Funded by a $1.2 million donation made by Leonard D. Schaeffer, a health care executive and professor at USC, and his wife, Pamela Schaeffer, the Leonard D. Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics will feature work done mainly by USC’s School of Policy, Planning and Development and USC’s School of Pharmacy.Primarily a research facility, the new Schaeffer Center will investigate how to provide research on health policy and economics, how to offer better care delivery systems, how to regulate and assist with financing and how to train researchers, said Jack Knott, dean of the policy, planning and development school. The center’s ultimate goal will be to produce knowledge for a better health care system.Knott said the center will focus on real needs, such as those of the aging baby boom generation. The information the research provides will be disseminated to policymakers and the community in hopes of influencing the decision-making process.The center will also aim to have an international impact.Neeraj Sood, who will spearhead the center’s international research, said the center hopes to provide an outlet for developing countries to share ideas about health policy reform.“We will be gathering information from other countries, correcting gaps in our data and providing innovative solutions to help solve their health policy problems,” Sood said.Sood said the center also intends to hold an annual conference on health policy and economics that will be open to people from all over the world.“We hope that our research will be mutually beneficial for the US and other economies,” Sood said.Geoffrey Joyce, associate professor of clinical pharmacy and pharmaceutical economics and policy, said he hopes the Schaeffer Center will make USC one of the leading centers for health policy research.“By getting a critical mass of health policy and health economics research going, it’s just going to bring in all the talent at USC and make it even stronger,” Joyce said. “There are lots of people who are good researchers at the medical school … but you need a critical mass to develop a major research center and research agenda.”Joyce said it is important to attract other researchers to take advantage of different perspectives.“We bring data on millions of people over many years from different sources, private employers, Medicare, Medicaid, so that the data becomes sort of a reason to attract researchers from other disciplines,” Joyce said.Besides the donation, the Schaeffer Center is also funded by grants various faculty members have received from the National Institute of Health and other federal agencies, according to a press release. Those involved with the center are hoping Schaeffer may donate again down the road.“We’re hoping that after four years that he will want to endow the center with a larger gift, but if not, the center will be sustained by research grants from the National Institute of Health, the National Institute [on] Aging and other grants,” Knott said.Dana Goldman, former director of the RAND Corporation’s health economics, finance and organization division, will head the Schaeffer Center.last_img read more

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Tom Brady Says Wife Wants Him to Retire

first_imgAt 39 years old, quarterback Tom Brady is still at the top of his game: On Sunday, he led the New England Patriots to victory over the Atlanta Falcons in Super Bowl LI, earning the game’s MVP title.But his wife, Gisele Bündchen, wants the father of her children to hang it all up.While speaking to Jim Miller on his SiriusXM NFL Radio show Monday, Brady said, “If it was up to my wife, she would have me retire today. She told me that last night three times.”But Brady isn’t ready to leave football behind just yet.“I said, ‘Too bad, babe, I’m having too much fun right now.’ You know, I feel like I can still do it and if you love what you do and you’re capable of doing it then –” he added, cutting himself off. “I’d be so bored if I wasn’t going out there, knowing that I could still do it. So, I’m going to work hard to be ready to go and I still plan on playing for a long time.”Brady spoke to ABC News last year about the lengths he goes to to stay in top shape at his age. “There’s no other 39-year-olds playing now at quarterback,” he said. “I don’t go to bed at 1 a.m. and wake up at 5 a.m. and say, ‘Let’s see if I can get this done today.’”Instead, he said he’s usually in bed by 8:30 p.m.“Because my career is so important, I think I make a lot of, I wouldn’t call them sacrifices, but just concessions for my job,” he continued. “Sometimes, it’s hard to cut things out, for me where I cut is, like, my friends, they probably don’t get as much time as they used to.”Brady and Bündchen are also famous for their healthy lifestyle. “I try to not eat as much sugar, but it’s so hard in our American diet to do that. … It’s hard to completely avoid. I don’t drink much alcohol,” Brady said last year.Despite the retirement talk, Bündchen was in Houston for Sunday’s big game and joined her husband on the field with their three children after the win. She later posted, “Wonderful things come to those who work hard with focus, tireless dedication and who never stop believing. Forever grateful for this moment. Congratulations my love!!”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more