first_imgIn Switzerland, the Indonesian delegation met with GAVI, the Vaccine Alliance; the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI); and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) to discuss equality between countries in the procurement of a hoped-for COVID-19 vaccine.During the visit to Switzerland, Indonesia said it would help ensure equal access to vaccines globally. Retno said Indonesia was able to participate in the provision of a potential future vaccine because state-owned pharmaceutical company Bio Farma had a large production capacity.”A collaboration like this shows Indonesia’s commitment and leadership to support multilateralism and access to vaccines for all,” Retno said.Read also: Bio Farma teams up with CEPI to mass produce COVID-19 vaccine Foreign Minister Retno LP Marsudi and State-owned Enterprises Minister Erick Thohir visited the United Kingdom and Switzerland earlier this week to strengthen bilateral and multilateral cooperation on COVID-19 handling and vaccine procurement.“Our trip to the UK and Switzerland adds to our efforts to secure vaccine cooperation, both bilaterally and multilaterally,” Retno said during a virtual conference from Geneva, Switzerland, on Friday.Indonesia met directly with British pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca, which is testing a COVID-19 candidate vaccine. “We will continue our coordination and communication with [the WHO, UNICEF, GAVI and the CEPI]. Once again, cooperation is key,” she added.Erick echoed Retno’s statement, saying the visit aimed to ensure a future vaccination program in the country and reiterate Indonesia’s global role in health efforts.“It is very important for us to take part in global COVID-19 handling to ensure safety for all Indonesian citizens,” he said in a press statement.Indonesia has been working with China to procure a potential vaccine through pharmaceutical companies Sinovac and Cansino, with the United Arab Emirates through the G42 in collaboration with Sinopharm and with the United Kingdom through AstraZeneca.Vaccine candidates from Sinovac, Cansino, G42 – Sinopharm and AstraZeneca are currently undergoing phase three clinical trials. The clinical trial for the vaccine candidate from Sinovac is being held in Bandung, West Java. (aly/dis)Topics :last_img read more


first_imgAdvertisement Transfers will be dramatically reduced this summer, says former Liverpool and Tottenham director of football, Damien Comolli Metro Sport ReporterMonday 20 Apr 2020 9:33 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link58Shares Damien Comolli cannot see many big transfers when the window does open (Picture: Getty Images)There will be a dramatic reduction in transfers and transfer fees due to the coronavirus pandemic, with clubs in perilous financial positions, believes former Liverpool and Tottenham director of football Damien Comolli.When and if the transfer window will next open is not clear, with football still paused due to the coronavirus, and Comolli is expecting the next window to be very different to what we are used to.With clubs struggling for funds, the Frenchman expects more loans and swap deals, while the days of huge transfer fees are over, for now.‘An agent was saying the other day only three clubs in the Premier League will be able to spend money,’ Comolli told Sky Sports News. ‘If that’s the case I think the transfer window will be very different.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘We might see swaps, we might see loans and we are going to a see a massive decrease in transfer fees and activity – at least transfers involving money.‘The more this crisis goes on and the clubs are in a difficult situation financially, the first thing that will be impacted will be player remuneration and the second thing will be transfer fees.’There is currently an unresolved issue over player contracts that are due to expire on 30 June and if clubs will keep hold of those players if the season resumes and runs past that date.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 CityComolli has no answers to these puzzles, but points out the difficulty surrounding the issue and predicts that fans will not be able to watch any live action until next year, ‘Sorry if I’m being dramatic but let’s assume the Premier League starts and suddenly (a player) catches the virus and then dies or gets severe lung damage and he can’t play football anymore, what’s going to happen?’ Comolli questioned.‘Is the player going to say my contract ended on June 30, you forced me to play?‘I think it’ll be very difficult not to finish the season for a lot of different reasons, one is financial but as an industry football has a duty to entertain.‘Now it is not the right thing to talk about it but we have a duty to fans, they want something else at night or during the day to think about, other than the virus and the issues. I think it’d be something positive.‘Personally I wouldn’t be surprised if we couldn’t play with any fans until the end of 2020.’MORE: Liverpool star Dejan Lovren drops transfer hint amid Arsenal linksMORE: RB Leipzig deny any contact from Liverpool over Timo Werner transferFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page.center_img Advertisement Commentlast_img read more


first_imgThere’s plenty of space for a mini farm at 245 Ebenezer Road, Ebenezer.Crowne Real Estate — Ipswich selling agents Kirsty Dutney-Jones and Mike Jones said the owners were looking to downsize. 245 Ebenezer Road, Ebenezer.Mr Jones said a larger family had been living there but no longer needed both homes.One house is a seven-year-old Dixon-built home with 9 foot ceilings and a steel frame construction.The home has five bedrooms, two of which have built-in wardrobes and two with walk-in wardrobes. The master bedroom has en ensuite while the remaining bedrooms are serviced by two separate bathrooms and two laundries. 245 Ebenezer Road, Ebenezer.Mr Jones said if someone wanted to live in the main house and rent out the second, they were far enough apart for privacy.“You could definitely have a mini farm here without a doubt,” Mr Jones said.Mr Jones said the owners were motivated to sell.“This really is a quality home, the other is just thrown in,” he said.The property is less than 10 minutes from Yamanto Shopping Centre. 245 Ebenezer Road, Ebenezer.Two homes on acreage property are being sold for the price of one in this southeast Queensland suburb.The properties, at 245 Ebenezer Rd, Ebenezer, are on a 4.04ha block of land and are listed for sale with offers over $695,000.Ebenezer is 18km from Ipswich, and 56km from Brisbane. WHERE TO BUY A CASTLE HOME WITH $700K RENOS TRI-LEVEL HOME AND HAIR SALON FOR SALE center_img 245 Ebenezer Road, Ebenezer.The second solid highset brick home features separate access to the upper and lower levels to divide it into two independent dwellings. There is a kitchen, bathroom, bedrooms (four across both floors, all with built-in wardrobes) and living and dining spaces on each floor, making it ideal those who need to account for elderly parents or extended family. More from newsDigital inspection tool proves a property boon for REA website3 Apr 2020The Camira homestead where kids roamed free28 May 2019245 Ebenezer Road, Ebenezer.last_img read more


first_imgBunnings has an extended 15-year lease on the site to April 2024 “plus newly negotiated options extending to 2066 (previously 2048)”. Agent Darren Beehag of Burgess Rawson said the property was getting strong enquiry levels with “only a handful” of Bunnings warehouses offered on the open market last year.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus14 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market14 hours ago“The significant interest in the days since launching can be attributed to the scarcity of quality grade investment stock currently on the market,” he said.His Brisbane-based colleague Pat Kelly said the site was “currently owned by an interstate investor and the new owner could be based interstate or even overseas for that matter, as there is very little hands-on day-to-day management to undertake”.“A direct debit rental payment from Bunnings will occur monthly and all outgoings, repairs and maintenance are also conducted by Bunnings except for the land tax.” 445-451 Anzac Avenue, Rothwell, is for sale via expressions of interest. 445-451 Anzac Avenue, Rothwell, north of Brisbane, is up for expressions of interest.Owning your very own Bunnings warehouse may well be the ultimate renovator dream — especially if it earns over a million dollars in annual income.This one comes close enough, with the 14,042sq m building and parking for 334 cars, rented out to Bunnings, which delivers a net income stream of $1.6775 million.The deal has rent rising by 3 per cent every year, staying ahead of inflation.The 3.09 hectare property is in one of the fastest growing regions in the country — Moreton Bay in Brisbane’s north at 445-451 Anzac Avenue in Rothwell. MORE: Costly fallout of V8 star’s split from wife It has Bunnings as a solid tenant to 2024 with options extending to 2066. Having enough space to park hundreds of cars is also a key feature of the site.So what does it take to keep a tenant like Bunnings happy?The site has four street frontages, with a wide 230m Anzac Avenue frontage — one of the main streets in Rothwell.Having large capacity for parking was key and the building must be “impeccably presented”.Recent upgrades to the site included fire services with a new water tank capacity to 409,000 litres as well as new pumps.“Further renewable energy works including solar equipment on the building have been proposed by Bunnings,” the firm said in a statement.The last time Burgess Rawson sold a Bunnings warehouse – located in Tasmania – it fetched $14.06million at auction.Expressions of interest for the Rothwell site close at 3pm on February 28. Most expensive home in US history sells for $333m An “impeccably presented” building is key to keeping such a big client happy. FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON FACEBOOK Brisbane still positive despite southern slump Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:58Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:58 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p216p216p180p180pAutoA, 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 much do I need to retire?00:58last_img read more


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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 much do I need to retire?00:58 121 Hoyland Street, Bracken Ridge, is on the market for $470,000.“Rising markets are good places to buy. Plateau markets are the ones where sales volumes have settled down but there is still potential for price growth. Decline and danger markets are the ones to avoid.”Half of the Brisbane suburbs with growth trajectories were either in Brisbane North (the middle market north of the river) or the nearby Moreton Bay Region.Five suburbs had growing sales activity in Brisbane’s north, including the likes of Bracken Ridge, “where quarterly sales have been 79-89-91-95 in the past year”. Thirteen were seeing steady and consistent sales demand. Hotspotting head Terry Ryder flagged five “danger” markets in Brisbane – where prices were in decline, sales activity had dropped sharply and vacancies were marked as high. Just one of those five – Fig Tree Pocket – was for houses, while the other four Albion, Bowen Hills, Fortitude Valley and Spring Hill all concerned unit market activity.The “decline” markets category showed “locations where the previous price growth will cease and in some cases prices may fall”. MORE: Dream retreat comes with helipad 121 Hoyland Street, Bracken Ridge, has attracted first home buyers, with potential for the house to be lifted to legal height – the downstairs is currently used as casual space, storage and garage.Siana and John Wicks were among homeowners looking to capitalise, putting their house at 121 Hoyland Street, Bracken Ridge, on the market for $470,000 – which is less than the Greater Brisbane median.“Once we put a price on it, buyers starting coming through … We’ve been here eight years. We bought it off John’s parents who had it since 1992, so basically John has lived here all his life almost,” Mrs Wicks said. “We hope to have sold it by Christmas.”“We have bought (a 3,000sq m block) at Elimbah near Caboolture, we’re building a house. We do love this area but just to get the space we need we do have to move out a bit. We wouldn’t really be moving otherwise.” FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON FACEBOOK The prospects were so good for Brisbane’s north, it was the only part of the Queensland capital with “no declining or danger markets”, the index report said.“The Brisbane North precinct is the most active part of the Brisbane market, which is poised for stronger growth.”Alderley, Algester, Annerley, Arana Hills, Banyo, Bardon, Birkdale, Bracken Ridge, Kedron, Murrumba Downs, Norman Park, Ormiston, Paddington, Petrie, Rochedale, Sandstone Point, Stafford Heights, Taringa, Tarragindi and Warner were declared star performers for houses.Rising market were ones “where sales activity is increasing, which is generally a precursor to prices increasing”, a Hotspotting spokeswoman told The Courier-Mail. Among homes for sale in Stafford Heights is this five bedder at 21 Chaplin Street.“We felt there needed to be a stage between “plateau” markets (those where sales activity has passed its peak but settled at solid levels below the peak) and “danger” markets (those where sales activity has dropped sharply, prices are falling and vacancies are high).”More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus10 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market10 hours ago“The “decline” markets are those which have passed their peaks, but sales levels have not plateaued – they have continued to decline markedly, with demand falling steadily.”Real estate agent Narelle Lorensen of Place Nundah said Brisbane’s northside was a growth area with demand across multiple suburbs. 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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 Rate1xFullscreenWhat do QLD buyers want?00:36 How single dad built 16-property portfolio Brisbane home values could new high in months “There are a lot of active buyers in the market and not really enough listings to service them all in Brisbane’s northside,” she said.“Brisbane is certainly very good value. It’s a wonder we’re not seeing a lot more investors given the value is so good compared to southern states. Our rentals have picked up in value. In previous years rent had been quite low but there has been some recovery in rental value, now that sales picking up again that might even out.”She said places like Bracken Ridge were high growth areas, attracting a lot of first homebuyers especially because of the affordability of houses there. 118 Pope Street, Tarragindi, on the market looking for offers over $1.275m.Good annual price growth had already begun in some parts of the precinct, including Northgate (up 16 per cent), Geebung (up 7 per cent) and Nudgee (up 8 per cent), while Moreton Bay region was seeing values jump in Scarborough (up 9 per cent) and Woody Point (up 11 per cent).The much maligned apartment sector was also seeing some good growth out of seven suburbs, including bluechips like Queensland’s most expensive suburb Teneriffe, and millionaire zone Paddington. Alderley, Annerley, Kedron, Norman Park and university suburb Taringa were all star unit risers. Siana and John Wicks with Tana 7, Leo 6 and Malley 2 at their Bracken Ridge home which is on the market for $470,000. Picture: Peter Wallis.Twenty suburbs have been named Brisbane’s growth stars with values set to rise off a surge in housing demand – and seven also performed strongly for the apartment sector, the latest industry survey has found.The Spring Price Predictor Index – released by analysis firm Hotspotting today, saw Brisbane’s North named one of the top 10 growth zones in the country, alongside the Sunshine Coast, Sydney’s Northern Beaches, Bendigo in Victoria and Belconnen in Canberra.last_img read more


first_imgThis past weekend Batesville’s SEI United U11 boys team played in the Fusion Fall Classic tournament in Indianapolis.We are so very proud of our boys who played 4 hard games won everyone of them and came home First Place Champs!Courtesy of Amanda Scott.last_img


first_imgAs is tradition today, winning teams, national champions, and Olympian Medalists are invited to the White House.  Since Trump has been president, these have not always been well attended.  However, local Olympian Nick Goepper made his appearance with the 2018 Winter Olympic team.  Goepper, who was a 2-time Olympic medalist from Lawrenceburg, Indiana, was there to be congratulated by the president.  Several of the big name Olympians, such as Adam Rippon, chose not to attend.Despite what you may think of Trump’s policies, it is good to see that Goepper was proud of the honor and made his appearance.  Quite an accomplishment for someone who was not raised in a winter Olympic climate.last_img read more


first_imgArea Football Friday Sectional Semi-Final Scores.Friday  (11-1)Class 3A-Sectional 31Greensburg  36     Batesville  12     Lawrenceburg  49     Charlestown  18Class 4A-Sectional 23East Central  49       Greenwood  35  Mooresville  41     Martinsville  16  Class 1A-Sectional 47Milan  34     Hagerstown  14  North Decatur  12     Tri  0  Class 2A-Sectional 39Providence  42     Eastern Pekin  16  Triton Central  41     Paoli  8last_img


first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Tennis News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Melbourne: Japan’s Naomi Osaka said she was “in a state of shock” Saturday after holding her nerve to battle past Petra Kvitova to win the Australian Open in a three-set thriller that also delivered her the world number one ranking. The fourth seed and US Open champion triumphed 7-6 (7/2), 5-7, 6-4 in a 2hr 27min epic over the Czech eighth seed to claim back-to-back Grand Slams and become the first Asian, male or female, to hold the top spot.The Japanese youngster fell to one knee in celebration, head bowed, as Melbourne Park erupted in thunderous cheers. “I felt like I was in a state of shock through the entire trophy presentation,” the 21-year-old said.A rattled Osaka almost blew her title hopes with one hand on the trophy when she failed to convert three championship points leading 5-3 in the second set. The never-say-die Kvitova forced a deciding set before Osaka finally edged ahead with a decisive break early in the third.Also Read | Indonesia Masters 2019: Saina Nehwal Beats He Bingjiao to reach Final“Of course I felt very disappointed and sad when I had three match points,” she said. “I tried to tell myself there’s nothing I can do about it. Told myself I’m playing a final and need to keep fighting and couldn’t act immature and needed to keep fighting.”      Her jubilation was a marked contrast to Osaka’s maiden Slam win last year, when she tearfully hid her face as boos rang around Flushing Meadows in the wake of losing finalist Serena Williams’ tirade at the umpire.This time, Osaka cried with joy and smiled as she became the youngest woman to win back-to-back majors since Martina Hingis in 1998 and the youngest number one since Caroline Wozniacki in 2010.Her gutsy performance confirms her status as the leading light of tennis’ new generation. Kvitova can console herself with a career-best performance at Melbourne Park, where she did not drop a set on her way to the final.It was her first Grand Slam decider since a burglar slashed her racquet hand in a 2016 knife attack and the Czech has shown she is again a contender at the majors.Also Read | Virat Kohli’s India finally break Republic Day jinx, beat New Zealand in historic Bay Oval match“Thank you for sticking with me even when we didn’t know if I would able to hold a racquet again,” Kvitova told her team, with her voice cracking.“It’s crazy. I can hardly believe that I just played in a Grand Slam final again.” – Slugfest -Predictions of a slugfest between two of the game’s biggest hitters proved accurate as the pair went toe-to-toe in the first set.They had never met before and Osaka initially struggled to unlock the lanky left-hander’s serve, while Kvitova at times could not handle her opponent’s powerful returns. The Czech mixed up her game with drop shots and changes of pace but blew three break chances in a crunch sixth game in the first set.Kvitova saved two set points to force a tie-break but Osaka ran away with it 7-2, taking the first set the Czech had conceded in the entire tournament. Kvitova regrouped and kept her hopes alive with the first break of the match, going up 2-0 in the second.Osaka was frustrated but did not panic, going back on level terms in the next game after benefiting from a Kvitova double fault and poorly hit drop shot.The Japanese star broke again to take control as Kvitova’s error rate climbed, bringing up three championship points. But the Czech saved all of them, forcing Osaka to serve for the title.Nerves took hold as Osaka conceded a break to make it 5-5, smashing a ball into the ground and putting her hands over her ears.The Czech broke again to seize momentum with her fourth straight game, claiming the set as Osaka left the court with a towel draped over her head.Osaka regained her cool and clipped a clean backhand winner to take a break point in the third game of the decider, going on to see off a Kvitova break opportunity, her mental demons put to bed.Kvitova would not surrender, saving three break points before again forcing Osaka to serve it out, but the Japanese champion managed it on the second attempt for a famous victory. last_img read more


first_imgWest Indies last won against India in World Cups in 1992.India’s last encounter against West Indies in England in World Cups was 1983.West Indies will be eliminated if they lose to India in Old Trafford. highlights New Delhi: The contest between India and West Indies is an interesting match-up when it comes to momentum. In the clash against Afghanistan, Virat Kohli’s side was given an almighty scare by the discipline of the Afghan side and it needed a special hat-trick from Mohammed Shami and the brilliance in the death overs of Jasprit Bumrah to help India win by 11 runs. On the other hand, West Indies faced a massive heartbreak against New Zealand. Carlos was already ‘Remember the Name’ Brathwaite when he hit four consecutive sixes in the 2016 World T20 Final against England to etch his name in history. In Manchester, Brathwaite was on the cusp of a legendary feat when he smashed a century but in the quest for glory, his lofted shot found Trent Boult near the boundary and the West Indies dream ended by five runs.Brathwaite’s expression and the morale-shattering nature of the loss have put West Indies on the edge. A loss against India will end their chances of reaching the semi-final. On the other hand, India would be aiming to avoid a slip-up as the race for the playoffs intensify. So far, the bowling and the batting have clicked for Kohli’s side. Against Afghanistan, they were tested and Kohli would be happy that Kedar Jadhav’s fifty gave the middle order some buffer.With India getting a good test, Kohli’s side would be aiming to sustain the momentum while the West Indies will be aiming to add more spice in the race for the playoffs by beating India, something which they have not done for 27 years in this tournament. For India, the clash against the West Indies in England will evoke memories of nostalgia. It was in this country, 36 years ago, in the month of June that Kapil Dev’s side defeated the-then two-time champions at Lord’s by 43 runs to become champions for the first time.Team combinationsIndia will head into the match unchanged, with Mohammed Shami securing his spot after the hat-trick against Afghanistan. For the West Indies, Andre Russell’s departure will be a big blow. However, Carlos Brathwaite’s exploits have shown that the West Indies power-hitting is in safe hands.India (Playing XI): Rohit Sharma, Lokesh Rahul, Virat Kohli(c), Vijay Shankar, MS Dhoni(w), Kedar Jadhav, Hardik Pandya, Mohammed Shami, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit BumrahWest Indies (Playing XI): Chris Gayle, Evin Lewis, Shai Hope(w), Nicholas Pooran, Shimron Hetmyer, Jason Holder(c), Carlos Brathwaite, Ashley Nurse, Oshane Thomas, Kemar Roach, Sheldon CottrellWho will win?On current form, looking at team morale and current form, India is winning the contest against West Indies, who are fighting for survival.Weather and pitchThe build-up to the game has been marred by rain. The weather for Thursday is fine with no rain. A high of 27 degrees should make it an ideal English summer.StatisticsWest Indies has not beaten India for the last 27 years in a World Cup. On current form, the West Indies can put up a fight. However, when it comes to pressure situations, India holds the edge.Stadium and timingsThe match will be played at Old Trafford and the match will begin at 3:00 PM IST.center_img For all the Latest Sports News News, ICC World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more