Iwobi scored against Lincoln City in the Carabao Cup in August (Picture: Getty Images)However, despite the giggles from his fellow Toffees, Iwobi says he is settling in really well at Goodison Park amid a good start to the season that has seen them lose just one of their first five matches.‘I have been welcomed really warmly and I want to help my team with goals and assists whenever I can,’ continued the former Arsenal man.‘I am enjoying myself and hopefully I will make more memories here.‘Our start has been okay and we will try to take that on after the international break. But there is always room for improvement.’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 CityEverton are back in Premier League action on Sunday 15 September away at Bournemouth as they look to continue the form that saw them beat Wolves last time out.MORE: Cesc Fabregas reveals why he rejected Real Madrid transfer to stay at ArsenalMORE: Liverpool scouting Villarreal star, and former Arsenal target, Samuel Chukwueze Alex Iwobi already has two Everton goals to his name (Picture: Getty Images)Alex Iwobi has made an impressive start to his career at Everton, but his new team-mates have still found a reason to laugh at him on the training field.The Nigeria international arrived from Arsenal on 8 August for an initial fee of £28m and already has two goals in three games for the Toffees, netting against Lincoln in the Carabao Cup and against Wolves in the Premier League.The 23-year-old’s two goals for his new club have both come with his head, having scored just one in the air over his entire career before moving to Mersyside.Despite his new found skill with his head, Iwobi has revealed that he is getting stick for his technique in training.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘I don’t know what’s been happening, they [Everton teammates] laugh at me when I try to head the ball in training,’ Iwobi told the official Everton website.‘But the practice has been paying off. I was just trying keep it on target [against Wolves]. I didn’t know I could jump that high.’ Advertisement Alex Iwobi’s Everton team-mates are laughing at him for his heading since Arsenal switch Metro Sport ReporterThursday 5 Sep 2019 2:51 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.9kShares Comment Advertisement
Renee Bird, Interior decorator, at ID Blinds and ID Living on Spence St with some walpaper and curtain samples that Cairns people are choosing to spruce up their homes with. PICTURE: STEWART MCLEANMore from newsCairns home ticks popular internet search terms2 days agoTen auction results from ‘active’ weekend in Cairns2 days ago“Interiors are also reflecting a connection with nature and there is a call to use timber or marble to make your home feel more welcome and calming. Timber is timeless, and there is a trend to go for blackened or oxidised timber, like an oak, rather than traditional sandy or whitewashed wood.“Natural stone looks, even vinyl planking has come a long way and is quite popular at the moment. Tile-look vinyl has come out and that looks very effective and would be cheaper.”Green is seeping into colour pallets too, with even cabinetry being painted the colour of the rainforest.LANDSCAPINGGoodbye concrete, and hello smooth slate, river stones or locally sourced porphyry, if you’re hoping to keep up with landscaping changes in 2019.Miles of Landscaping owner Miles Mead said the versatile, natural products could be used as edging or paving in myriad ways. Cordylines Picture: Supplied “Bluestone and limestone is beautiful too and they last in all weather conditions. They are usually a lot denser and don’t stick out like pavers which could cut kids knees if you fall on them,” he said.Mr Mead also urged homeowners to think twice about planting palms citing their messy, falling fronds as just one of the reasons they could create a headache down the track.“They also take up the ground so nothing else can grow in that area, they’re beautiful for the first couple of years,” he said.“Smaller tropical plants which are easy to look after and give shade are the best. Colour cordylines and the lucky stripe plant are some of the more popular.” Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 3:24Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -3:24 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p216p216p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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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 Rate1xFullscreenKnock Down and Rebuild versus Renovate03:24A NEW year has brought a whole new focus on home and garden building and design but a yearning to bring the outdoors in will always remain a staple of Far North Queensland residences.From open-plan areas to functional spaces that flow, vibrant greens and earthy tones, to an understanding and appreciation of the beauty of the tropics, these are the top trends you’ll be seeing more of during 2019.BUILDINGNo one wants to be stifled in a hot and stuffy house, especially at this time of year when the humidity bears down almost as hard as the monsoonal raindrops.Koru Building Contractors’ Tony Newman said seamless indoor and outdoor spaces, especially in renovation projects was hotting up.Boxy Queenslanders were often top of the list to undergo makeovers which often made the veranda a vital part of the whole house.Mr Newman said a second lounge or media room would remain popular throughout 2019 as well. “With these, they want light and airy spaces, a lot of people go white or paint in a neutral colour to help expand the space and bring colour in through furnishings,” he said.“Kitchens, bathrooms and outdoors areas are our three major renovation inquiries and the longer galley-style kitchen all the way down one wall instead of a U- shape is quite in at the moment. “It gives the room a nicer flow, and means the kitchen can flow through to the outdoors or to a deck area.”And, forget a bathtub. “Unless it’s a real family home people aren’t fussed on having a bath. A lot of people are looking to outdoor bathrooms though with an outdoor bath, screened by trees. I think everyone wants an ensuited master bathroom too, so two-bathroom homes are just the norm,” Mr Newman added.DESIGNClever storage and earthy materials will be a feature of more and more homes this year according to ID Blinds and ID Living interior decorator Renee Bird.She said a focus on design bringing convenience to a busy lifestyle, especially in kitchens, was leading to a “real shift” in how people live with concealed storage areas and integrated appliances all part of the change sweeping over the industry.”That extends to furniture as well, which can really make or break a space,” Ms Bird said.“It could be a chair and a drink table combined, or a coffee table with storage to hide remote controls.
Shipping confidence dipped very slightly in the three months to end-August 2018, Moore Stephens’ latest Shipping Confidence Survey showed.The average confidence level expressed by respondents was down to 6.3 out of a maximum possible score of 10.0, this compared to the four-year-high of 6.4 recorded in May 2018. Confidence on the part of owners, however, was up from 6.6 to 6.8, equalling the highest level achieved by this category of respondent when the survey was launched in May 2008, with an overall rating for all respondents of 6.8 out of 10.0.Confidence on the part of charterers was also up, from 6.7 to 7.0, the highest level for nine months. The rating for managers, however, was down from 6.7 to 6.2, and for brokers from 6.3 to 4.9. Confidence in Asia was up from 6.1 to 6.3, equalling the highest rating achieved over the past 12 months.The number of respondents expecting higher rates over the next 12 months in the tanker trades was up by 3 percentage points to 53%. In the dry bulk sector, there was a 16 percentage-point fall, to 38%, in the numbers anticipating higher rates, while the numbers expecting higher container ship rates fell from 43% to 26%. Net sentiment in the tanker sector was +44, in the dry bulk trades +27, and for container ships +3.In a stand-alone question, 44% of respondents said they expected tariff wars to have “some” impact on the industry over the next 12 months. Meanwhile, 42% categorised such impact as “considerable,” and 11% felt that it would be “minimal”.“A small dip in confidence is not the news the industry wanted to hear, but confidence remains at its second-highest level for four-and-half years. Moreover, it is significant that the confidence of both owners and charterers actually increased,” Richard Greiner, Partner, Shipping & Transport, said.“Concerns about geopolitical factors dominated the comments from respondents. These were led by President Trump’s efforts to transform US trade relations, but also included state support for shipping in China and South Korea. Shipping will always stand to reap the benefits of its global identity and presence, but will also court the risks that this must inevitably embrace.”
HONG KONG – Shortly before Hong Kong was handed back to China, Simon Ng applied for a British National (Overseas) passport, a document he never thought he’d need. Now he is considering whether to use it to emigrate. China’s plan to impose a sweeping national security law on the city in response to huge pro-democracy protests has Ng mulling the prospect of leaving, the first time he has contemplated such action since Britain returned the former colony in 1997. (AFP) China’s plan to impose a sweeping national security law on Hong Kong has many in the city considering whether to use their British National (Overseas) passports to emigrate. AFP
FRANKLIN COUNTY, Ind. — At Tuesday night’s, Franklin County Soil & Water Conservation Annual meeting, Louis Schwegman was re-elected to District Supervisor.He was sworn in by Judge Clay Kellerman at the meeting.Calvin Finch was awarded the Conservation Farmer of the Year award which was presented by Evan Divine.Finch was awarded this honor for his use of:Cover Crops100% No-tillGrass buffer strips along stream to filter sediment and nutrientsRotational cattle grazing and fencing them out of streamsTimber stand improvement and invasive species control on woodlands.
New Delhi: Ahead of the Boxing Day Test in Melbourne, both India and Australia announced their playing XIs well in advance. India had three changes, with Mayank Agarwal handed a debut in place of KL Rahul while Rohit Sharma and Ravindra Jadeja replaced Murali Vijay and Umesh Yadav. For Australia, the only notable change was Mitchell Marsh replacing Victoria’s Peter Handscomb. This change did not go down too well with the Australian public present in the Melbourne Cricket Ground and when Marsh came on to bowl in the first innings, he was booed by a section of the crowd from the Great Southern Stand end. Both Marsh and Handscomb have been rotated in the side ever since the Pakistan series and both have struggled.Handscomb was picked in the first two Tests against India after he was overlooked for the series against Pakistan. In Adelaide, he had scores of 34 and 14 but in the Perth Test, he struggled in seaming conditions and was dismissed cheaply for 7 and 13. Handscomb, ironically, came into the Australia side at the expense of Mitchell Marsh, who struggled with both bat and ball in the Pakistan series. In the Dubai Test, he managed 12 runs and did not take a single wicket. In the Abu Dhabi Test, he picked up two wickets but scored just 13 and 5 as Australia were routed by 373 runs to lose the series 1-0.Read More | Bancroft says Warner encouraged him to tamper with the ballMarsh played a couple of first class games for Western Australia but he continued to struggle while Handscomb had fought his way back into the side for the India series after scoring three fifties and a century for Victoria. The century was against South Australia and he hit it at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. In the ongoing Boxing Day Test, Marsh has struggled for rhythm and has not been effective with the ball on a wicket which is good for batting.Read More | Agarwal, Vihari achieve a 1st for India in Boxing Day after 500 TestsThe current four-match series is level 1-1 after India won the first Test in Adelaide by 31 runs and Australia fought back in style with a magnificent 146-run win. India will be determined to take an unassailable 2-1 lead in the series while Australia would be hoping to end what has been a tough year for them with a win. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.
ZENITH BANK WBLTwo of the country’s finest basketball teams, defending champions Dolphins and First Bank’s Elephant Girls, are set to dwell this evening in the final of the 2016 Zenith Bank Women Basketball League final at the Indoor sports hall of the National Stadium in Lagos.But before the final game expected to draw the best of basketball aficionados, Nigerian Customs and the IGP Queens will battle in the losers’ final for the third place prize. To get to today’s final, Dolphins defeated Delta Force 83-68 in their Group A opening game, saw off the challenge of IGP Queens with 74-66 win and out dunked Plateau Rocks 74-67 in their last Group A game before swallowing the Border Girls, Nigerian Customs 74-53 in the first semi-finals to move into the final.Eight-time champions and Group B table-toppers, First Bank, humbled Benue Princess 101-46, defeated Nigerian Customs 92-42 and walloped AHIP of Kano 106-38 before overrunning the IGP Queens 105-22 in their semi-final clash to remain as the highest scoring side of this edition.With both sides maintaining unbeaten runs to this stage of the tournament, nothing short of a thrilling evening appears to be in the offing more so when both teams appear to have the same character in terms of tactics, coaching ability and discipline on and off the court.According to First Bank’s Captain, Chioma Udeaja, “We are here to re-claim our lost title and nothing can stop us from taking it back.”However, it remains doubtful if Dolphins are going to give up their crown without a fight. Not with their basketball-loving Chairman, Wale Aboderin watching from the stand.In the All-Star game played yesterday, Team ZECA defeated Team Aspire 85-84 in a thrilling appetizer to today’s grand finale. ZECA is one of the products of the sponsors, Zenith Bank, an account meant for children 13 years and below while the Aspire account is for young people.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
LAS VEGAS >> The highlight reels played endlessly on the television monitors, providing yet another reminder on why the Clippers coveted forward Danilo Gallinari.Coach Doc Rivers said “we’ve been after (Gallinari) for two years,” and the Clippers finally received their wish. The Clippers acquired Gallinari in a three-team, sign-and-trade deal with Atlanta and Denver, while shipping veteran reserve Jamal Crawford, last year’s 40th pick, Diamond Stone, and a first-round pick acquired from Houston as part of the Chris Paul deal.So while the Clippers introduced their prized acquisition in a news conference Saturday at the Thomas and Mack Center, various television monitors showed highlights of Gallinari’s eight-year NBA career with stints in New York (2008-2011) and Denver (2011-2017).“I can’t tell you how excited I am,” Rivers said. He then touted Gallinari’s ability to play at small forward and power forward with his passing, scoring and playmaking. With Gallinari set to play with Clippers forward Blake Griffin, Rivers stated, “I don’t think there’s a better combination in the league.” Gallinari added, “One of the most exciting parts is playing with two big men like” Griffin and center DeAndre Jordan.“One of the reasons why I chose L.A. is because of the team we have,” Gallinnari said. “I have no doubt I’ll fit in. I’m a very versatile player. The excitement that I have playing for this team and for Doc is great. I think I will fit in right away.”So much that Gallinari says the Clippers can accomplish “a lot” in the 2017-18 season despite losing Paul’s court vision, leadership and scoring. Rivers added, “That’s one of the reasons we liked him.”But after failing to advance past the second round of the NBA playoffs during Paul’s tenure, will “a lot” be enough?“I don’t know what a lot means. But we definitely have the ability to accomplish something,” Gallinari said. “We have everything we need in every position on the court. We have a lot of options. The more we’ll play together, the better chemistry will be. I don’t think we have any weaknesses.” But what about compared to Golden State? After winning two of the past three NBA championships, the Warriors’ talent and organizational synergy has prompted plenty of other NBA teams to restock its roster in hopes of giving themselves a fighting chance.“We’re just trying to make us better and worry about us,” Rivers said. “A lot of teams make mistakes when they’re trying to match the Warriors and how the Warriors play. I don’t think anyone is going to be the Warriors playing the way the Warriors play. I think the way to do it is, build your team the best way you think you can build your team. Hopefully that will be enough.”Hence, the Clippers focused on adding versatility to their post players instead of going small.“The league is a little bit copy-catish. Sometime those trends change,” said Lawrence Frank, the Clippers’ executive vice president of basketball operations. “You want to be at the forefront of it versus always chasing someone that is ahead of you. We have a lot of respect for Golden State and other teams in the league, but we have to do what’s best for us.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error
Editor’s Note: This week I’m turning over the Sunday blog to Richard Rayl. I couldn’t top this letter below…To the board members of Wellington District 353:I must say, I’m pretty irritated about the 9th street ball facility. I go there to watch my grandson play ball and enjoy watching all the kids play, but I donâ€™t know what you as board members are thinking,Why in Godâ€™s name can’t you the members have a porter potty and that facility?I think itâ€™s ridiculous that some of the people have to get in their cars and go somewhere else to go to the restroom!There is always a good crowd there supporting the boys playing ball. I can just imagine when all the out of town teamâ€™s come to Wellington to play ball at 9th street, They will all probably start bringing a 5 gallon bucket so they can take a leak in the dugout!Â Â I hope all you board members of Wellington School District 353 are very proud in not providing proper facilities for the players and the spectators.SincerelyRichard Rayl Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (16) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +5 Vote up Vote down John · 379 weeks ago Lets go Board members. Get this fixed pronto!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This is a no brainer. Report Reply 0 replies · active 379 weeks ago +8 Vote up Vote down Peter Dragon · 379 weeks ago That is what the creek and trees are for Richard………. You know that having played all your life in the area. Squatters go under the bridge. Actually it would be nice if they would add bathrooms on the visitors side of the football field and also on that corner and at the tennis courts. They are long over due. Report Reply 0 replies · active 379 weeks ago +4 Vote up Vote down hometown boy · 379 weeks ago I would like to know just where all the money that has been taken in at the football field has gone all these years? Cue can you do a story on that. Like what it was spent on. Report Reply 0 replies · active 379 weeks ago +2 Vote up Vote down Linda Ledesma · 379 weeks ago Well…just an fyi….9th street tennis courts do not have a bathroom facility either but I do not remember anyone ever posting about that. Although I’m sure tennis does not draw the spectators that baseball does so that probably never entered anyone thought process. I would not disagree that a bathroom facility of some sort should be provided. The City of Wellington does provide a portable bathroom at the Wellington skatepark and many of the tennis players/spectators use that port-a-pot. I have had to use the bathroom at sporting events and had to do a little walking to get there so if I have to go I would say….if u need to go…there is a portable bathroom not far from the ball field in 9th Street. Thanks to the City of Wellington. Report Reply 0 replies · active 379 weeks ago +3 Vote up Vote down Guest · 379 weeks ago Really. We have a very nice backup facility at 9th street. Everything there was done by volunteers. We have probably the best JV facility in the area and we are complaining about a restroom. Go to Rosé Hill and you have to walk about 1/2 a mile to the restrooms. Eldorado you have to walk about the same distance to the school the walk through the hallways to find one if the building is open. Clearwater is at a park. I have been there when their’s are not open. It will cost a lot of money that we do not have. I would think we would appreciate what we have instead of gripe about what is not perfect. Report Reply 0 replies · active 379 weeks ago +2 Vote up Vote down taxpayer · 379 weeks ago It’s about time for local government to use the “pay to play” rules. If you want these facilities then pay for them yourselves. Why make taxpayers pay for your recreational desires? I don’t want my property taxes to pay for this. Maybe you should pay a fee for your kids to play ball. There is nothing “FREE” Report Reply 0 replies · active 379 weeks ago +3 Vote up Vote down joblow · 379 weeks ago kids already pay a 25 dollar sports fee at the beginning of the year and babe ruth players pay a fee to play also. Playing ball is not free. there is nothing free as taxpayer said. Report Reply 0 replies · active 379 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Crusader Fan · 379 weeks ago I think common sence would rule that bathrooms be provided for a nice facility as was built on 9th street. As well as providing a bathroom on the visitors side of the field at the football field along with building a new one on the home side and also one at the tennis courts. It can not cost all that much to put them in if they were done on a volunteer bases. Report Reply 0 replies · active 379 weeks ago -4 Vote up Vote down Just me · 379 weeks ago I’m a mom who has missed games because of this. As a handicapped person on crutches, I can get home to my accessible restroom faster than I could schlep to the skate park to use a box that is not made for peoples with disabilities. I think there is something called The Americans With Disabilities Act that says there should be accessibility to restrooms in certain places. Like all of them. Hope no one decides to sue. Report Reply 3 replies · active 379 weeks ago +5 Vote up Vote down Linda Ledesma · 379 weeks ago They have port a pots that are Americans with Disability compliant. Might be something look into. 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