Derby’s prospective takeover by Abu Dhabi royal family member Sheikh Khaled Zayed Bin Saquer Zayed Al Nayhan has been approved by the English Football League. Sheikh Khaled, who is the cousin of Manchester City owner Sheikh Mansour, fronts Bin Zayed International LLC and previously made high-profile bids to buy Premier League clubs Liverpool and Newcastle.- Advertisement – Former Derby head coach Steve McClaren says the club and its boss Phillip Cocu are ‘underachieving’ with the Rams second from bottom in the Championship. – Advertisement – – Advertisement – The impending deal, which has been agreed in principle following discussions with Derby owner Mel Morris, was discussed at an EFL board meeting on Thursday.Derby said in a club statement: “Derby County Football Club’s Owner and Executive Chairman Mel Morris CBE has been in discussion with Derventio Holdings (UK) Limited since May in relation to taking over the ownership the club. 0:55 Derby are second-bottom of the Championship table after a six-game run without a win since the October international break, form that has increased the scrutiny on manager Phillip Cocu.Dutchman Cocu, who has won just won of his opening 10 league games this season, will not be in the dugout against Barnsley on Saturday as he and Morris are self-isolating after club chief executive Stephen Pearce tested positive for coronavirus.Cocu and Morris, who has already publicly backed the Dutchman earlier this season, both came into contact with Pearce during individual meetings. “These talks progressed to the point where a deal has, in principle, been agreed between the two parties.“The club’s submission under the Owners and Director’s test for Derventio was approved by the EFL board on Thursday.Derventio Holdings (UK) Limited, who’s ultimate controlling entity is Bin Zayed International LLC, owned by Sheikh Khaled Zayed Bin Saquer Zayed Al Nayhan, may now proceed with the transaction, which is a expected to close very soon.” Image:Wayne Rooney is the Derby captain – Advertisement –
David Graham at The Atlantic:One Republican refrain now is that the declaration of Biden’s victory is a media creation and not an official one, which is true. Real deadlines loom ahead: States will begin certifying election results, and on December 14 the Electoral College will meet. At some point, most of these people will have to bend to reality. Maybe not the president, though. If one lesson of the past four years is that it’s no fun to be a Republican on Trump’s bad side, another one is that anyone waiting for Trump to acknowledge reality could be waiting forever.- Advertisement – His refusal to accept the results, even though it wasn’t a particularly close election, has taken an insidious new turn now that his political appointee in charge of authorizing the start of the Biden transition is refusing to give the okay. The delay undercuts all aspects of government’s functioning and leaves the country needlessly vulnerable to security threats. At The Week, Damon Linker writes that just because it doesn’t matter if Trump never concedes, we should still be outraged at what’s happening:Trump’s refusal to concede could nonetheless plant seeds of a future in which such processes of transitions are far from inevitable. If he begins to travel the country over the coming weeks, holding rallies during which he spreads the lie of a stolen election to cheering throngs of supporters, that could do even greater damage. That’s because words matter in democratic politics. By casting doubt on the legitimacy of the Nov. 3 election, Trump conveys the message to his most devoted followers that the political system of the United States is fundamentally rigged against them. And by implying that Philadelphia, with its large Black population, is the primary source of the fraud that will deny them their rightful political power, he interweaves a story of injustice and grievance with outright racism.On a final note, let’s not also forget that Obamacare is at the Supreme Court today. Here’s analysis from Abbe Gluck, writing at The Washington Post:Today, the newly constituted Supreme Court will hear a challenge to the Affordable Care Act — the seventh in eight years. It is the most challenged statute in modern American history. In addition to the Supreme Court cases, there have been more than 1,700 cases in the lower courts; Republicans in Congress have tried more than 70 times to repeal it; the Trump administration has engaged in an unprecedented array of executive actions to undermine the insurance markets and financially starve the law; red states rebelled against it from the day it was passed; and state initiatives have been enacted by supporters to force states to effectuate it.And still the Affordable Care Act, which may be the most resilientstatute in American history, has done more than survive: It has transformed our health care system and the way Americans think about their right to care. Even prominent Republicans like Eric Cantor, the former House majority leader, have concluded that we cannot go back to the era before the law, when millions fewer people had access. Yet here we are again, at the Supreme Court, for a case so weak that even many conservative legal scholars who oppose the law also oppose the lawsuit. – Advertisement – So this will be President Trump’s parting gift to the nation: He is deliberately sabotaging the national security of the United States. Dana Milbank writes about Trump’s sabotaging of government:
Advertisement Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has 14 months to run on his deal (Picture: Getty)Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta says he’s not interested in having to convince players to join or stay at the club.The Spaniard signed Cedric Soares and Pablo Mari in January but Arteta had been expected to make sizeable changes in the summer transfer market.The coronavirus pandemic is set to impact those plans but the fundemantals of Arteta’s ambitions remain, with the Spaniard keen on signing a centre-back, defensive midfielder and attacking midfielder this summer.As well as additions, Arteta wants Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to commit his future to the club with the Gabon international having just 14 months left on his existing deal.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTHowever, Arteta has suggested he will not pander to Aubameyang’s situation by insisting he’s not interested in players that aren’t committed to either joining or staying at the club. Advertisement Arteta says he shouldn’t have to convince players to join the club (Picture: getty)Speaking to Ian Wright about signing players, Arteta expanded: ‘The moment we mention Arsenal you know what it means around the world.‘Everybody wants to come here. We have a very clear idea of what we are. It doesn’t need much convincing and if they do then it’s not a good starting point. ‘If i have to convince a player to stay or join us [grimaces] then I am a little bit [makes noise]…. it holds me back a little bit.‘It has to be ‘I want to play for that club, they represent the values and style of play i want’ that’s the emotion I want to see here. same with the players that are here, what’s your feelings, what are the things that you have towards the club. that’s what interests me.’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 CityAubameyang has attracted interest from Barcelona and reports in Spain claim the Gunners would accept a bid of around £30m for the former Dortmund man.Manchester United and Chelsea would both like to sign the forward but Arsenal would rather sell abroad, though their preference remains to keep him.Aubameyang was appointed club captain last autumn after Granit Xhaka was stripped of the armband.MORE: Emile Heskey reveals how Jack Grealish will feel about Manchester United transfer Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 5 May 2020 9:26 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link5.2kShares Mikel Arteta sends warning to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Arsenal transfer targets Comment
A marble bathroom at 8 Wentworth Pde, BalmoralThe master suite is by far the most impressive bedroom of all, boasting city views, large walk-in-robe, balcony and ensuite with double vanity and spa bath. The view from 8 Wentworth Pde, BalmoralMore from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus20 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market20 hours agoThat said, with the vast number of amenities on offer at 8 Wentworth Pde, it’s not hard to see why it fetched such a princely sum. The infinity pool with a view at 8 Wentworth Pde, BalmoralSpread over four levels, the grand inner-city property features a water fountain, limestone flooring, infinity swimming pool, home theatre, billiard room and six bedrooms, four of which have walk-in-robes and ensuites made of marble from floor to ceiling. Inside 8 Wentworth Pde, BalmoralThe home also has an impressive kitchen, multiple open plan living and dining areas and a wrap around balcony. 8 Wentworth Pde, BalmoralBoasting some of Brisbane’s best city views, this hilltop home at Balmoral has sold for $3.3m.According to the latest data from CoreLogic, that’s more than $2m above the median house price of $925,000 for a home in the area. Inside 8 Wentworth Pde, BalmoralThere is also a double lock up garage, study or home office and ducted air conditioning and surround sound ceiling speakers throughout.
Steve and Jay Filliponi enjoy a drink at their private bar. Picture: Nicki ConnollyIT’S the entertainer’s dream backyard with a difference.From the Thai-style bar to the outdoor kitchen — and the all important thunderbox — it’s got it all.Steve Filliponi and his wife Jay have spent years transforming the garden of their four-bedroom home at 4 Falls Rd, Mt Evelyn.“When we moved here there was just dirt with overgrown trees in the backyard,” Mr Filliponi said.“But as soon as I saw the place I knew exactly in my head what I could do with it.“It’s sort of Thai and it’s a lot of Aussie in there as well.”RELATED: Altona house with Harry Potter and Alice in Wonderland themes set for auction blockTwo weeks to sell first listing in middle of Nowhere in four yearsBrunswick building used as The Castle location hits the marketThe native wildlife looks a bit different at 4 Falls Rd, Mt Evelyn.The Thai-inspired outdoor bar.Steve and Jay Filliponi have created their own private retreat out the back of their home. Picture: Nicki ConnollyMr Filliponi has built most of it himself, working in housing demolition and collecting timber and recycling bits and pieces from homes across Melbourne.“I just love timber and stripping it back and making something out of it,” he said.He deliberately designed the garden into zones so guests could move from one part of the yard to another — rather than all just sitting around a table next to the barbecue.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:33Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:33 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Trackdefault, 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 Rate1xFullscreenCheck out these hectic backyards!00:33“I like to do things differently from everyone else. I don’t see the purpose of having land if you are just going to mow a lawn,” he said.As for the thunderbox?“I got sick of everyone walking inside the house to go to the toilet,” he said.“I had everything outside already, and since it would have cost extra to plumb a toilet in, I bought a second hand building site toilet and put it in.”Guests also always have something to talk about thanks to a menagerie of lifelike animal ornaments.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus16 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market16 hours agoAnd it all started with a pig.“A lot of people come in and look out the window and think he’s real for a split second,” Mr Filliponi said.A few years on he’s added a crocodile, lizard and even an emu.But they’re giving it all up so they can start again, and make a few additions they didn’t have space for the first time around.“The backyard will be what I miss most,” he said.Australiana chic. Picture: Nicki ConnollyAn outdoor kitchen is a highlight.The unassuming facade.“But I wanted to buy a smaller house with bigger land and do something like this on a bigger scale. And bed and breakfast shacks.“But all the animals are coming with me … they are just too hard to come across.”Stockdale & Leggo’s Sharyn Manning said while the last time she’d seen a thunderbox had been at the house she grew up in during the 50s, the backyard at 4 Falls Rd would sell the home.“You don’t see that sort of backyard, or the outdoor kitchen in this area,” Ms Manning said.“The outside will sell the house.”The house is on a 1260sq m block with a brick facade that gives no hint of the surprising garden behind it.It’s listed for sale with a $750,000-$825,000 asking price.
Hundreds of people have been killed in bombings and shootings across northern Nigeria since Muhammadu Buhari was inaugurated as president on May 29.He has made a number of changes aimed at tackling the insurgency, including replacing his defence chiefs.The Islamists, whose six-year insurgency and efforts to quell it have left at least 15,000 dead, have recently stepped up their attacks in the restive Lake Chad region despite a major regional offensive.Cameroon’s army has joined the campaign against Boko Haram after a series of deadly cross-border raids into its territory.A main street in Maroua, where a suspected suicide bomb attack on July 25, 2015 carried out by a chi …The insurgents have abducted thousands of people, including hundreds of women and girls, in the past two years, rights groups say. Scenes at the sight of the attackA 12-year-old girl suicide bomber killed 20 people in an attack on a bar in Maroua in Cameroon, while in a crowded market in neighbouring Nigeria a “mentally handicapped” female attacker killed 14.The child bomber blew herself up among Saturday night revellers in the popular bar, injuring at least 79 others, Cameroonian state TV reported on Sunday.No one claimed responsibility for Sunday’s explosion but the latest attack bears the hallmarks of the armed group Boko Haram.Police spokesman Toyin Gbadegesin told the Reuters news agency that the bomber, “a female of about 10 years old capitalised on the crowded entrance of the market where screening was being conducted and detonated the device”.At least two other females were killed in the attack.One of the attackers was said to be a mentally handicapped girl
Uganda using mobile app to fight cancer Mobile application developers have come up with a new election app. The app, which is meant to increase transparency, during elections, comes ahead of the country’s polls in 2016. As CCTV’s Leslie Mirungu reports, such applications are gaining popularity on the continent. Related Uganda introduces new tax monitoring system Uganda Tennis
Pictured left to right – Greensburg Rotary Club President Mandy Lohrum presents the champion trophy to Joe Taylor. Also pictured, Shirley Dowell, Doris Andre, James Feaster, and James Koors.Players in the 17th annual Greensburg Rotary Club Euchre Tournament battled through some very tight rounds in the day-long event Saturday at the Knights of St. John Hall in Greensburg. In the end, Joe Taylor was crowned the champion of the 2018 tournament and has been awarded the top prize of $1,000.The euchre tournament has been a southeastern Indiana staple of the Greensburg Rotary Club, who uses the proceeds to benefit Decatur County Special Olympics and its Olympians by providing charter bus transportation to the Special Olympics State Games in Terre Haute. All local Special Olympians ride in the comfort and convenience of the chartered bus so they can arrive safely and rested from the trip, ready to compete in the games.The euchre tournament saw 97 players participate in the event this year, down slightly from last year. “We do appreciate the players coming from all over for this event,” Greensburg Rotarian and Euchre Tournament Chairperson Jennifer Sturges said. “For the most part, there were very few issues and players seemed to get along very well. They played at a steady pace and the day moved rather quickly. Of course we had a lot of help from our Greensburg Rotarians who showed up in force for the event, assisting with whatever was necessary.”The official results show that Joe Taylor was the champion, while Shirley Dowell came in second and won $500; Doris Andre was third capturing $250; James Feaster came in fourth and won $150, while James Koors came in fifth garnering $100. In the consolation round, Greg Baker won $100. Other winners included Scott Davis who won $50 for most lones in the morning session and Joe Taylor and Bill Eldridge who won $25 each for most lones in the afternoon session. Taylor and Eldridge agreed to split their winnings of $50 for $25 each.The trophy presentation was made by Greensburg Rotary Club President Mandy Lohrum.“Not only is this event successful thanks to those who play, many who are repeat players from throughout the years, but also to our many sponsors who generously contribute to our event and causes,” Sturges said. Major sponsors for the 2018 tournament include Hilliard Lyons, Decatur County Memorial Hospital, Robub Farms, LLC, Arbor Grove Village, and David and Mary Miers.“There were many other levels of sponsorship as well and we thank all who contributed in any manner,” Sturges said. “Seeing the faces of the Special Olympians from Decatur County as they get on that bus and knowing that they have comfortable and safe transportation makes all this effort worth it. Greensburg Rotary Club can’t do what we do without the help of our players and supporters.”
Loading… Super Eagles and Leicester City forward Kelechi Iheanacho is excited to have made history as the first player in English football to be awarded a goal through a Video Assistant Referee decision.Advertisement The Nigeria international scored the first goal awarded by VAR in England in his side’s third-round replay against Fleetwood Town in the FA Cup in January 2018.VAR overturned referee Jonathan Moss’ decision to have initially ruled out Iheanacho’s goal after he was adjudged to have been offside.When asked about the jersey he had archived in an interview on Leicester TV, the 23-year-old said; “It’s the Fleetwood game, the Cup game – the first VAR goal in English football.“I’m happy to be part of it and to be a Leicester player to achieve that. It’s a great moment for me.”Read Also: PSG plot offer for £50m-rated Super Eagles starIheanacho seems to have rediscovered his form this season having netted eight goals along with four assists for the Foxes in 18 appearances across all competitions.Interestingly, the performance saw him earn a recall back to the Nigeria national team for the 2021 AFCON qualifying fixture against Serria Leone – a tie that was suspended indefinitely due to the COVID-19 outbreak.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentThe Best Cars Of All Time7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The WorldA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?8 Things That Will Happen If An Asteroid Hits EarthMost Popular Movies With Sylvester StalloneWhat Are The Most Delicious Foods Out There?6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A Drone10 Awesome TV Series That Got Cancelled Way Too SoonEverything You Need To Know About Asteroid ArmageddonThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More
Indianapolis, In.— Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb has appointed Dr. Lee Ann Kwiatkowski as interim executive director of the Indiana State Board of Education to replace Matt Voors, who has accepted a position outside of state government. Dr. Kwiatkowski will continue to be the governor’s senior education adviser.“Lee Ann will serve in this dual role as we work through the legislative session. We’re fortunate to have someone with her mix of expertise and experience to lead the board’s operations,” said Gov. Holcomb.Dr. Kwiatkowski was named senior education adviser to Gov. Holcomb in May 2018. She previously served as chief of staff to Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction Dr. Jennifer McCormick. Before that, she was a principal and assistant superintendent for M.S.D. Warren Township. From 2005 to 2011, she worked for the Indiana Department of Education, leading Title I, differentiated learning and school turnaround efforts. She began her career in education in 1984 as a classroom teacher and literacy facilitator for Indianapolis Public Schools.The board will review the governor’s appointment during its February 6 business meeting.