REITs: a poisoned chalice?

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Arsene Wenger sends heartfelt message to Iker Casillas after heart attack

first_imgArsene Wenger sends heartfelt message to Iker Casillas after heart attack Comment Real Madrid legend Iker Casillas suffered a heart attack while training with Porto (Picture: Getty)Arsene Wenger has sent his best wishes to Iker Casillas after the legendary goalkeeper had a heart attack while training with Porto.Casillas, 37, one of the most decorated footballers in the history of both Spain and Real Madrid, suffered an acute myocardial infarction but is said to be in ‘stable’ condition as he recovers in hospital.The veteran shot-stopper confirmed on social media that his ‘strength was intact’ despite the ‘big scare’ as messages of support flooded in from around the world.Speaking ahead of Liverpool’s defeat to Barcelona in the Champions League, former Arsenal manager Wenger admitted he was shocked by the news and sent a heartfelt message to Casillas.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTMore: 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 CityHe told beIN SPORTS: ‘We are all surprised because you don’t expect at that age a guy who is practicing to have a heart attack but we don’t know much more about it and have to be a bit cautious about it. But, of course, we wish him well.‘He was a decisive ‘keeper. I remember in 2010, in the World Cup in South Africa, in every single game he made a decisive save and at Real Madrid as well he was always under pressure and he was always decisive in big games.‘But the question mark we have tonight: is that stress harmful for your health or not? For some maybe more than for others.‘Being a goalkeeper is a highly stressful job now.’Arsene Wenger chooses to begin tonight’s Champions League discussion with a get well message to Iker Casillas, who was taken to hospital earlier today following heart problems.Get well soon @IkerCasillas 👊#beINUCL #beINWenger #BARLIV— beIN SPORTS (@beINSPORTS) May 1, 2019 Metro Sport ReporterThursday 2 May 2019 9:58 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link205Shares Casillas is expected to be ruled out for the remainder of Porto’s season and the goalkeeper’s playing career is in serious doubt.The Spaniard amassed 725 appearances for Real Madrid across 16 seasons at the Bernabeu, winning three Champions Leagues and five La Liga titles with the Spanish giants.He was also a key member of Spain’s side that won successive European Championships in 2008 and 2012 as well the 2010 World Cup. Iker Casillas | Career Honours REAL MADRIDLa Liga: 2000–01, 2002–03, 2006–07, 2007–08, 2011–12Copa del Rey: 2010–11, 2013–14Supercopa de España: 2001, 2003, 2008, 2012UEFA Champions League: 1999–2000, 2001–02, 2013–14UEFA Super Cup: 2002, 2014FIFA Club World Cup: 2014Intercontinental Cup: 1998, 2002PORTOPrimeira Liga: 2017–18Supertaça Cândido de Oliveira: 2018INTERNATIONALSpain – 167 capsFIFA World Cup: 2010UEFA European Championship: 2008, 2012 Advertisement Casillas is regarded as one of the greatest players in Real Madrid history (Picture: Getty)Madrid said that the club was sending ‘all the courage in the world’ to their ‘eternal captain’.An official statement said: ‘Real Madrid wants to transmit all their support to their beloved captain Casillas,’ the statement read.‘Casillas has taught us throughout his professional career to overcome the most incredible challenges to enhance the glory of our club.More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira moves‘It has taught us that giving up does not fit into our philosophy of life and has shown us countless times that being stronger, the harder the challenge, is the way to achieve victory.‘Real Madrid want to see their eternal captain recovered as soon as possible and send him all the courage of the world.’MORE: Lionel Messi caught moving the ball closer to Liverpool’s goal before his stunning free-kick for Barcelona Advertisementlast_img read more

New Year’s resolutions are kicking in as downsizers get moving

first_imgIngenia Lifestyle resort BethaniaThe new designs also give more consideration to functionality and geared at enabling downsizers to lock up and leave to travel. “Lifestyle-focused land lease communities are one of the fastest and most popular trends for downsizers, setting new benchmarks in affordable seniors living,” Ms Manson said. “They are specifically tailored to the needs of active seniors allowing them to secure ownership of a brand new home that is easier to manage with lower maintenance costs.”Land lease communities offer some extra benefits to their residents, such as no entry or exit fees and no stamp duty fees. Ms Manson said for some it could also be the first time they were eligible for rent assistance, which contributed to more money in their pockets. Sales inquiries at Ingenia Lifestyle resort at Bethania are spiking as the over 50s seek a lifestyle upgrade.NEW Year’s resolutions are kicking in as Logan locals look to downsize and sort out their retirement.Ingenia Lifestyle project sales manager Sharon Manson said a combination of changes to the pension and New Year’s resolutions seemed to be encouraging over 50s to seek a new lifestyle.She said she had seen a spike in the number of sales inquiries in recent weeks at Ingenia Lifestyle Bethania as people started to look at the year ahead and decided to downsize to a more manageable sized home.“The pension changes are also forcing some to consider new housing options and pursue a lifestyle based on independence, health and wellbeing,” Ms Manson said. To keep up with demand Ingenia Lifestyle Bethania has just revealed new homes and floor plans giving buyers more choices to create and personalise their new home.Brand new homes are available from just $299,000 for a two bedroom home, with four new display homes and five new floor plan designs to choose from. More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home2 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor8 hours agoAll homes feature modern entertainers kitchens, open plan living and dining areas with integrated outdoor space. last_img read more

Kosmos Energy confirms ‘world-scale gas resource’ offshore Senegal

first_imgValaris DS-12 drillship; Image courtesy of BPDallas-based Kosmos Energy has confirmed a ‘world-scale gas resource’ offshore Senegal following the drilling of the Yakaar-2 appraisal well.The Yakaar-2 well is part of the Yakaar-Teranga gas project located offshore Senegal. The partners in the project include Petrosen, BP, and Kosmos.Kosmos said on Monday that the Yakaar-2 well encountered around 30 meters of net gas pay in similar high-quality Cenomanian reservoir to the Yakaar-1 exploration well, continuing the 100 percent success rate of wells targeting the inboard Mauritania/Senegal gas trend.Yakaar-2 was drilled some nine kilometers from Yakaar-1 and proved up the southern extension of the field. The well was drilled in approximately 2,500 meters of water to a total measured depth of around 4,800 meters.According to Kosmos, the results of the Yakaar-2 well underpin the view that the Yakaar-Teranga resource base is world-scale and has the potential to support an LNG project that provides significant volumes of natural gas to both domestic and export markets.Development of Yakaar-Teranga is expected in a phased approach with Phase 1 providing domestic gas and data to optimize the development of future phases. It will also support the country’s “Plan Emergent Senegal” launched by the President of Senegal in 2014.It was drilled by the Valaris DS-12 rig, previously known as Atwood Achiever, working on behalf of the operator BP, which will move to the Orca-1 exploration well in Mauritania.last_img read more

Verity Johnson: Don’t shame me because I’ve never smoked weed

first_imgOPINION: It’s not shocking to say you smoke weed. Certainly not in New Zealand, where we are among the countries that smoke the most dope in the world.What’s more surprising is saying you’ve never smoked weed. Not once, not ever.My marijuana virginity is not something I like to tell people about. It’s like admitting you still have a weakness for collecting Beanie Babies – it’s something only your mum would find cute.  So I tend not to throw it around much.That’s not to say that I don’t know people who do. Most of my boyfriends have smoked it, most of my friends have, and many of the people I work with have. So it’s not like I’ve never been around it.The few people I have told about my ‘green’ drug history tend to be very interested.“You don’t smoke dope?” they say, with the hesitant curiosity you’d afford someone with eight toes. “Why not? When you’ve been around it so much, aren’t you curious?”The implication is that because I’m like young and like hip then I’ve smoked weed. The second implication is, my God, what kind of sad sack doesn’t even smoke dope? Even Barack Obama has.READ MORE: NewsHub 8 March 2017Family First Comment: Nice!    last_img read more

Schools opening may be moved to August – DepEd

first_img“Sangayon sa batas, we should openclasses first week of June, up to the last day of August. ‘Yun ang window namin. Ang mukhang trend na lumalabas is really for August,” she added.Briones also said the DepEd will wait for the recommendations of thegovernment’s Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) regarding the imposed communityquarantine in several regions in the country before finalizing their timeline.“Kung ano man ang rekomendasyon ngIATF at desisyon ng Presidente… may influence ito kung kailan magbukas ang klase,”Briones said.Should the new schedule is finalized, Briones said, the DepEd is looking intothe possible implementation of Saturday “stay-at-home” classes forthe next school year can wrap up in line with the original schedule.The DepEd has earlier postponed the graduation rites in the country indefinitelydue to government restrictions against the infectious disease. Majority ofDepEd’s scheduled programs were also put on hold due to the quarantineprotocols./PN MANILA – The opening of classes for the next school year will likely be moved to August due to quarantine restrictions brought by coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), the Department of Education said. “We have been having nationwide consultations. The leaning is towards August for opening,” DepEd secretary Leonor Briones said Tuesday in an interview with CNN Philippines’ The Source.last_img read more

Villa not up for sale – Faulkner

first_img Quoted in the Express and Star, Faulkner said: “I can categorically confirm Aston Villa Football Club has absolutely not been put up for sale and that Randy Lerner is not actively looking to sell the club.” Aston Villa have distanced themselves from reports owner Randy Lerner is looking to sell the club. The suggestion at the weekend was that Lerner was looking to recoup a figure of around £200million for a club he bought in 2006 for £62.6m, and after spending £250m on players and upgrading facilities. But chief executive Paul Faulkner has refuted the speculation and insisted Lerner has no intention of walking away. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

4-star 2015 combo guard Howard verbally commits to Syracuse

first_imgFour-star combo guard Franklin Howard verbally committed to Syracuse on Monday night in an interview broadcast on SportsTalk Live on Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic.He becomes the third recruit to verbally commit to the Orange’s Class of 2015, joining five-star shooting guard Malachi Richardson and four-star power forward Tyler Lydon.Howard chose the Orange over Ohio State, Georgetown, Virginia, Maryland and North Carolina State. He had other offers from Connecticut, Florida, Miami (Fla.) and Villanova, among other schools, according to 6-foot-5, 185-pound Howard missed all of his junior season at Paul VI (Va.) Catholic High School with a torn ACL. He is ranked the No. 17 shooting guard in his class, according to Scout. Comments AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Published on April 14, 2014 at 10:28 pm Contact Phil: | @PhilDAbb Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

JHU goalie Eric Schneider looks to continue strong stretch of play after poor start to season

first_imgTwo Johns Hopkins defenders stood to Eric Schneider’s right, another two on his left. None helped him.Syracuse’s Randy Staats blistered a shot at Schneider from 20 yards out, but Schneider stonewalled Staats, lifting his stick just in time.A groundball rebound trickled out to Staats and by the time a Blue Jays defender leaked out to cover him, Staats had already given Syracuse the lead for good as Schneider sprawled on the ground.In the midst of similar struggles early in the season — Johns Hopkins dropped five-of-seven when Schneider allowed 12.4 goals per game — he almost lost his job, according to The Baltimore Sun. But he stopped giving up second chances, like the one to Staats, and got a second chance himself.The turning point, JHU head coach Dave Pietramala said, came in an 11-10 double-overtime win over Penn State. Since then, Schneider’s changed his approach, stood taller and got a solidified defensive line in front of him, which has translated to allowing 6.8 goals per game in the last five contests. He’ll ride that hot streak into Annapolis, Maryland where Johns Hopkins (10-6, 4-1 Big Ten) will get another chance to stop second-seeded Syracuse (13-2, 2-2 Atlantic Coast) in the NCAA tournament quarterfinals on Sunday at noon.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“We’ll have to get goaltending,” Pietramala said. “If you play Syracuse, you need double-digit saves. It’s always the way I’ve felt.”The first step for Schneider is simplification, he said, just worrying about the white ball and nothing else. He used to get too emotional before games — as he did before his game in the Carrier Dome against Syracuse, a 13-10 loss on March 14.“I hoot and holler,” Schneider said. “Sometimes I get so excited, I forget everything else around me. Your mind is all scattered, your legs are jittery. Being more calm, cool and collected … helped me late in the season. This position is more mental than physical.”He’s also improved his technique with goalie coach Dave Allan. He’s bigger in goal and “holding his pipe,” which forces opponents to take shots with worse angles, makes him more fundamentally sound, he said.ESPN lacrosse analyst Mark Dixon said he’s seen marked improvement in Schneider’s form since the start of the season. Schneider’s not dropping as quickly as he used to, Dixon said, and by not dropping his hands, it’s allowed him to make saves by staying taller.“(Schneider’s) proven to be invaluable,” Dixon said. “In games where he’s struggled, they’ve come up short. When he’s good, Hopkins has a solid chance to win.”Facing a top-flight offense in practice at JHU has prepared Schneider for the Orange, he said.Johns Hopkins is No. 9 in the nation in scoring and boasts the nation’s second-highest goals-per-game scorer in junior attack Ryan Brown. Fielding shots from his teammates will give him a look, he said, at a Syracuse offense that’s quick in transition.As much as Schneider learns from the JHU offense shooting on him in practice, his defenders are the ones he’ll need come Sunday.“Right now, they’re giving me shots I can make plays on,” Schneider said. “It’s boosting my confidence going forward through the game.”The defense in front of Schneider was a revolving door all season. Senior defender Robert Enright suffered a season-ending knee injury in February. Then, Eddie Morris, Enright’s replacement, sustained his own season-ending knee injury after his best week of practice in three years at JHU, Pietramala said.Schneider’s defense solidified when Pietramala moved Nikhon Schuler from long-stick midfield to close defense.Since the switch, Schneider has been a brick wall and will look to parlay it into a national semifinals berth.“Looking back at (the first Syracuse) game, we see the mistakes we made,” Schneider said. “But we’ll have to fix that.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on May 16, 2015 at 6:39 pm Contact Sam: | @Sam4TRlast_img read more


first_imgThe following incidents were reported in the USC Dept. of Public Safety incident report summary between Saturday, Sept. 8 and Sunday, Sept 9. Crimes against a personat 8:52 p.m. on Sept. 9, a student reported that he was struck in the arm by a bottle that was thrown from Jefferson Boulevard and Orchard Street while he was walking near the location. The student did not know who might have thrown the bottle and did not desire criminal prosecution of the matter.Crimes against propertyat 8:22 p.m. on Sept. 9, DPS officers responded to a report of a suspect prowling bicycles near 2833 Menlo Ave., but were unable to locate him during a subsequent search of the area. An unsecured and unattended bike was recovered at the scene and turned in to DPS’s lost and found after the owner could not be 11:19 A.m. on Sept. 9,  a student reported that he discovered his wallet was missing and subsequently learned that a suspect had used his ATM card to make an unauthorized withdrawal from his bank account.Miscellaneous incidentsat 8:22 p.m. on Sept. 9, DPS officers responded to an intoxicated student who passed out on the ground near 30th Street and Orchard Avenue. The student was unresponsive when contacted by the officers, so an LAFD RA unit was requested. RA Unit #15 responded and examined the student, then transported her to Olympia Hospital for medical 11:43 p.m. on Sept. 8, DPS officers on routine patrol were flagged down by a non-USC male who complained of a loud party at 1150 30th St. The officers contacted the student hosting the party, who then turned off the music and moved his guests indoors without further incident.last_img read more