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first_imgPogba has struggled to make an impact for Manchester United this season (Getty Images)‘He doesn’t look, I’ve seen him the other night against Arsenal, he doesn’t look completely confident physically and he’s the type of player who has a huge physical power.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘He needs to be perfectly fit physically.‘After that, when a player wants to leave and you stop him from leaving, you know you go through a process of rebuilding the relationship that the first thing that suffers is the performances.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‘I personally think he behaves as well like he knows that Man United at the moment is not the team to compete for the championship.‘And, plus the fact that he was stopped from going away, it looks like the two together a little bit tarnish his performances.’More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errors Arsene Wenger highlights two problems with Paul Pogba at Manchester United Advertisement Arsene Wenger explains why Paul Pogba is struggling at Manchester United (Getty/beIN Sports)Arsene Wenger believes Paul Pogba’s lack of fitness and his current mindset at Manchester United have hindered his performances under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer this season.The World Cup winner has failed to find his best form this term and missed United’s Premier League clash against Newcastle United due to an ankle injury.Wenger believes Pogba’s ankle problem has contributed to his sub-par displays but also feels United being so far behind Liverpool and Manchester City in the title race is having an impact on the midfielder’s mentality.‘First of all, I think Paul Pogba, since the start of the season, has never been completely fit injury wise,’ Wenger told beIN Sports.ADVERTISEMENT Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterSunday 6 Oct 2019 4:01 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link93Shares Commentlast_img read more

first_imgSpring is traditionally the peak selling season for property. Picture: Adam Smith.But property guru Andrew Winter, host of Selling Houses Australia and Love It Or List It Australia, told The Courier-Mail vendors should not feel compelled to list their home just because of the season.“Please don’t just put your house on the market because its spring,” Mr Winter said.“Put it on because it suits you and the marketplace you’re selling in, otherwise (the market) will be flooded and oversupplied, and none of you will get the best price.“I’d rather wait a few months and then list.” Ross Duff and Linda D’Astole at their Chelmer home which they have listed to make the most of the spring selling season. Picture: AAP Image/Josh Woning.BRISBANE is warming up for the best spring selling season in the country, with home values, listings and auction clearance rates holding firm as the southern states continue to cool.While the Sydney and Melbourne markets have hit the brakes, the Queensland capital is gearing up, with a host of new homes hitting the market in the coming weeks after a slow winter and buyers set to emerge from hibernation to bag a bargain.As the competition heats up, new research from has revealed the suburbs where buyers and sellers are most likely to benefit. GET THE LATEST REAL ESTATE NEWS DIRECT TO YOUR INBOX HERE Demand for houses in Brisbane’s east has jumped 17 per cent in the past year, while interest in houses in the city’s south has fallen by nearly 7 per cent in that time.In Ipswich, views per house listing increased more than 6 per cent, while demand for houses in Logan dropped 13 per cent.The western suburb of Chapel Hill is the most in-demand among house hunters, with views per listing up a whopping 42 per cent from a year ago.The biggest decline in demand for houses was in Buccan, in Logan — down nearly 34 per cent. THE COST OF LIVING IN AUSTRALIA’S RUDEST STREETS R EA Group chief economist Nerida Conisbee said it’s a good time to list a home in suburbs like Holland Park, which has had nearly 6000 people looking on at homes for sale on in the past six months. “The fact things have gotten so hot there makes it very much a seller’s market,” Ms Conisbee said. The data shows it’s a good time for buyers in areas where demand has dropped because there is less competition. “Somewhere like Chandler in the east is an area that has been seeing very, very high demand, but the fact is there are now fewer people looking in Chandler for whatever reason and, as a result, it’s probably going to be a bit easier to get into the market than this time last year,” Ms Conisbee said. This property at 7 Drury St, Windsor, has sold after just one inspection.CoreLogic senior research analyst Cameron Kusher said the Brisbane market had an advantage over other capital cities because home values were still rising.“You’re going to see the amount of stock coming to market increase and you might see some more buyers come out of the woodwork,” Mr Kusher said.“I don’t think it’s going to be overly strong, but better than what you’re going to see in other southern markets.” WESTPAC TRIGGERS FIRST RATE RISE FOR ALL HOMEOWNERS Logan 794 -13.1%-Shailer Park 2460 32.0%-Buccan 1739 -33.8%Moreton Bay 1092 0.3%-Deception Bay 1640 15.8%-Mount Mee 1542 -32.3%Ipswich 777 6.4%-Basin Pocket 1651 37.0%-Pine Mountain 1780 -17.7%(Source: This home at 115 Oxley Rd, Chelmer, has just hit the market.Mr Duff said they timed the listing of the property with the start of spring.“That’s just when there’s more interest,” Mr Duff said.“I think the beautiful weather in Queensland brings (buyers) out.”BUYER DEMAND IN GREATER BRISBANERegion House views per listing (6mths to 31/07/18) YoY changeBrisbane East 1286 17.1%-Hemmant 2071 18.8%-Manly 2240 -15.3%Brisbane West 2600 0.9%-Chapel Hill 4355 41.9%-Indooroopilly 3863 -27.1%Brisbane North 2164 -2.6%-Wavell Heights 3370 19.4%-Chermside West 3067 -14.2%Brisbane South 2298 -6.7% -Mount Gravatt 4569 35.5%-Coorparoo 4606 -2.7% center_img REA Group chief economist Nerida Conisbee. She said she expected more homes to hit the market in Brisbane this spring than the same time last year. “I think you could see potentially higher listings than last year because sentiment remains relatively buoyant,” she said. Agents on the ground are reporting a solid start to the season already, with some homes being snapped up before their scheduled auctions.Garry Jones of Harcourts Solutions — Inner City recently sold a five-bedroom house in Windsor that was scheduled to go under the hammer, after just one inspection.The home at 7 Drury Street sold for $1.36 million.“We’re dealing with a lot of buyers who have been frustrated through the winter period, because it has been a quieter winter with a lack of availability of quality properties,” Mr Jones said. AUCTIONS START SPRING SELLING SEASON “I’m finding listings are starting to increase and buyers are acting faster and more confidently, largely because there’s been lower stock levels but still strong buyer demand in inner city suburbs.”Mr Jones said he was also dealing with a lot more southern buyers’ agents, particularly from Sydney where the market was notably retracting. Selling Houses Australia host Andrew Winter. Picture: Rohan Kelly.Mr Winter said he believed the Brisbane housing market still had potential for growth, particularly in some of its semirural acreage suburbs.“We are so much cheaper than Sydney and Melbourne — it’s too big a gap now. We’ve got a little bit of catching up to do,” he said.“Some of the very close to city acreage that Brisbane and the Gold Coast hinterland has got; those sorts of areas, even today, are offering incredibly good value.“If you’re looking for an investment for the next 10 to 15 years, and you want space and land, I’d go with acreage close to town.” Among the new homes hitting the market in time for spring selling season is Ross Duff and Linda D’Astole’s property in Chelmer, in Brisbane’s western suburbs.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus17 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market17 hours agoThe property at 115 Oxley Road is spread across two lots, spanning 1045 sqm, and offers the potential for buyers to move straight in, extend or subdivide subject to council approval. Brisbane Inner City 3764 11.8% -Spring Hill 4251 38.8%-Red Hill 4080 10.7% last_img read more

first_imgAn epidemic of transgender children is Safe Schools’ legacyHerald Sun 16 April 2017Family First Comment: Bravo Miranda Devine for calling the programme out. Wish we had similar commentators in NZ!THREE years after it was launched by the Abbott government, the insidious Safe Schools program is to be axed in NSW and replaced with a real anti-bullying program.Kudos to Rob Stokes, the only education minister in the nation honourable enough to tackle the sexual indoctrination program loathed by most parents and defended to the death by fanatical education bureaucrats.“Bullying is a problem, whether you’re being bullied because you’re struggling with your sexuality or being fat or wearing glasses,” said an education source. “All this nonsense about gender fluidity has nothing to do with bullying.”Funding has been allocated for a new program, expected to be ready by Term 3.But incalculable damage already has been done by teaching children that gender and sexuality is fluid, that heterosexuality is not the norm, and that sex is arbitrarily assigned by a doctor at birth.One consequence has been an epidemic in “transgender” children presenting to medical clinics since the advent of Safe Schools in June 2014.Referrals for gender services to The Children’s Hospital at Westmead, have tripled. Melbourne Royal Children’s Hospital had 250 children last year presenting with “gender dysphoria”, distress experienced because you feel you were born the wrong sex.The NSW Education Department reports a “spike” in transgender students, including a four-year old in kindergarten this year “who has identified as transgender”.Official statistics are tightly held but, anecdotally: one public school in Sydney’s eastern suburbs has five transgender children, according to the relative of a student; a regional NSW government Safe School had five transgender students at the start of last year, according to a former teacher; a Safe School in outer Sydney had 5 or 6 “transgender” children last year in Year 8, all girls, according to a concerned teacher. “Safe Schools definitely had something to do with all this,” he says. “We are losing this fight… very badly”.One teacher has spoken to parents who, “suddenly received a note from their 14-year-old daughter claiming that she is trans and wants to be called a new name.” But, after her parents moved her to a non-Safe School, “she is largely over the confusion now”.Last year a 15-year-old child known as “Lincoln” had both breasts removed at a Sydney hospital with the permission of the Family Court in order to “transition” to the male sex. Born female, Lincoln decided in September, 2014, at age 13, to begin living as a boy and was prescribed puberty-blocking hormones the next year.One of the few doctors willing to criticise the “fashion in child surgical abuse” is Dr John Whitehall, Professor of Paediatrics at Western Sydney University, who questions the “massive intrusion into the minds and bodies of children… It’s a collective madness.”Most transgender children will, “grow out of it through puberty if parents do little more than gently watch and wait… The worst thing that can happen is the child is adopted as a poster child for the school.”With teachers being trained by Safe Schools to think gender is whatever you feel like, “it’s not surprising we’re seeing more kids responding to this propaganda and parents getting on board. It’s very hard for professionals to speak out.”READ MORE: read more

first_imgGarry Monk has insisted Swansea are a “perfectly run club” after being taken to the Court of Arbitration for Sport by FC Utrecht over Michel Vorm’s transfer to Tottenham. The Dutch club confirmed on Thursday they will take the case to CAS in Switzerland but Swansea, who had a FIFA ruling over the issue in their favour earlier this year, say they have done nothing wrong over the Vorm transfer. “From our side everything is fine and I’m sure the club has followed everything to the letter,” Swansea manager Monk said at his pre-match press conference ahead of the Barclays Premier League visit of Everton on Saturday. “But t hose issues will be left to the club and not the footballing side with myself. “I’m not worried. We’re a perfectly run club and the decision earlier in the season from FIFA showed it was all okay. “I think that proves everything, and if they (Utrecht) want to pursue it that will be left to the chairman and the board and the administration side to deal with it. “It’s not really a focus for me, it’s up to the club and the chairman to deal with.” Utrecht general manager Wilco van Schaik said in August 2014 that Swansea chairman Huw Jenkins had told him Vorm had gone to Tottenham “for free”. Schaik told BBC Wales: “That’s unbelievable and unacceptable. Michel is a very reliable goalkeeper in the Premier League. “He is 30-years-old, in the prime of his life. He still had a two-year contract and has a good reputation. “Besides that, he’s a solid member of the Dutch squad. We want to have the 30 per cent as we agreed.” Swansea welcome Everton and their former manager Roberto Martinez on the back of their first defeat of the season at Watford last weekend. Monk accepts Swansea fell below the standards they had set in the opening weeks of the season when they beat Manchester United and drew at Chelsea during a four-game unbeaten start. “We never reached the levels we should have done to perform how we want,” Monk said. “We spoke about that when we came back in this week and I think it was a little bit of loss of focus of what we’re good at and the game plan we try to follow. “We just didn’t execute it and there’s no excuses from our end. “We’re aware of that and the players have responded well this week and hopefully we’ll get a reaction in the next game. “We’ve been good at home this season and we want to continue that.” Utrecht insist they are owed 30 per cent of whatever Swansea received for Vorm in July 2014, citing a sell-on clause in the deal when the goalkeeper arrived in Wales from the Netherlands three years earlier. Vorm left Swansea on the same day as defender Ben Davies, with forward Gylfi Sigurdsson going the other way, and Utrecht have questioned why Vorm, a Holland international with two years on his contract at the time, was given a zero value in the transactions. Press Associationlast_img read more

first_imgDoctors believe a woman’s silicone breast implants saved her life after she survived a close-range gunshot wound to the chest.SAGE medical journal published a case study last week where doctors described how a silicone breast implant deflected a bullet away from a 30-year-old woman’s vital organs.The incident took place in Toronto Canada two years ago. The woman suffered a gunshot wound, broken ribs and broken implants. None of her major organs were touched because the implant was likely responsible for deflecting the bullet’s trajectory, which saved her life, doctors said.Medics found the bullet in the woman’s right lower anterior thoracic wall below the right breast.Doctor’s removed the implants and she was cleared by the trauma service.The firearm was never recovered and the shooter remains unknown, according to the report.last_img read more

first_imgQPR’s Hogan Ephraim has joined Charlton on loan until January.The League One leaders agreed a deal for Ephraim after two Championship clubs that had been considering taking him on loan opted to look elsewhere.Ephraim, 23, was made available after narrowly missing out on a place in Rangers boss Neil Warnock’s 25-man Premier League squad in September.AdChoices广告He is set to make his Addicks debut in Saturday’s London derby at Brentford.last_img