Tugun beach house going under the hammer

first_img22-24 Wagawn St, Tugun. 22-24 Wagawn St, Tugun. 22-24 Wagawn St, Tugun. 22-24 Wagawn St, Tugun.A NEW career opportunity in Los Angeles has forced the sale of a 1950s beach house on the Gold Coast. The house at 22-24 Wagawn St is on an 810sq m double block and was bought by Gerrit van Dijk and his wife Fiona Landreth in 2014. 22-24 Wagawn St, Tugun.Mr van Dijk and Ms Landreth had planned to develop their property but a new career opportunity in Los Angeles means the home is now going to auction October 27 at 10am.“The elevated position of the block itself is really lovely, catching sea breezes and ocean glimpses, yet you’re not copping the full force of the wind like you would if you were beachfront,” Mr van Dijk said.“Our house is comfy, relaxed and without pretence, like a beach holiday home from yesteryear.“Important though is the 810sq m double block which gives a lot of potential plus the 15m height limit to create something beautiful, profitable or both at a future date.” RELATED: Margot Robbie’s mum selling Gold Coast homecenter_img With plans to transform the property into a comfortable family home, the couple replaced the kitchen, polished the floorboards, redid the ceiling, updated the bathroom, replaced old water pipes and electric wiring, and closed in the storage cavity under the house.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa15 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days ago“Work commitments have kept us away and overseas for most of the time we have owned it,” Mr van Dijk said.“Whenever we returned from overseas, we realised how fantastic the beaches and Hinterland of the Gold Coast really were.“Northern New South Wales and Byron Bay at 45 minutes away, is just a leisurely drive.” Wagawn St is widely regarded as the premier beachside address in Tugun, just metres from the ocean, beachfront parkland, Tugun Village, Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary and the weekly Village Markets. Bright outlook for state’s builders Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:58Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:58 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD576p576p360p360p216p216pAutoA, 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 Rate1xFullscreenWhy location is everything in real estate01:59Ray White Mermaid Beach sales agent Troy Dowker, who is marketing the property said the large block offered scope to capitalise with an array of redevelopment options to explore, subject to council approval.“Beachside Tugun is tightly held and has had little sales activity in the second quarter and first two months of the third quarter,” Mr Dowker said.“Buyers are now discovering the special part of this coast and are attracted to Tugun for its laid-back vibe and charm.”last_img read more

Chance to buy a Cairns Master Builders award winner

first_img“This new home has been built to combine living and style effortlessly,” she said. “The house is greeted by ample natural light and features an immediate outlook to the back yard, swimming pool, architectural style, including a perfected combination of tones, materials and textures.“The front door boasts the most current automation pin code and key tag access.”The northern beaches home features an open-plan living area, which is highlighted with neutral polished concrete flooring, cast-in concrete walls and exposed industrial style beams. There are high cathedral style ceilings, a combination of fixed glass and louvre windows, built in cabinetry and carefully positioned feature lighting. 97A Moore Rd, Kewarra Beach Master Builders award-winning home built by Phil Kelly Homes. A view of the award-winning kitchen.The award-winning kitchen has been custom designed with the “uttermost care and creativity”. Ms Baldwin said wood grain and matte grey cabinetry warmed the space and created a focus on the central island bench. “In true Phil Kelly Builders style, the adjoining butlers pantry and laundry has been designed to cater to all with ease, efficiency and a designer’s edge.”More from newsCairns home ticks popular internet search terms2 days agoTen auction results from ‘active’ weekend in Cairns2 days agoPositioned in its own wing, the master suite features high ceilings, pendant lighting and a stunning combination of concrete, matte black finishes, copper, porcelain breeze blocks, timber and classic whites. 97A Moore Rd, Kewarra Beach is a Master Builders award-winning home built by Phil Kelly Homes. The bathroom features a freestanding tub.“The freestanding bath is the perfect place to unwind, while the double vanity with highlight mirrors makes preparing for the day a pleasure. “The three-way bathroom with walk-in shower and freestanding bath both come with views of the mountain range.”The undercover alfresco area flows effortlessly from the main living space with bi-fold doors and the high ceilings, matched with open panelling, increases airflow through the entire space. “The house has everything you would expect, including three spacious bedrooms with built-in robes featuring smoky mirrored doors, lush window furnishings of the latest trend and bedside pendant lighting. “There is a built in office nook catering for two workspaces.“The low-maintenance landscaping has been designed for minimal care and there is an 11.5m by 2.8m pool and spa with stepped access; perfect for the family.” 97A Moore Rd, Kewarra Beach is a Master Builders award-winning home built by Phil Kelly Homes.THERE won’t be too many opportunities to purchase a property like this Kewarra Beach house – a Master Builders award-winning home. With just 37 projects recognised at the Far North Queensland Master Builders housing and construction awards, 97A Moore Rd, Kewarra Beach provides a rare chance to own an award-winning home. The four-bedroom house, designed and built by Phil Kelly Builders, won in the best display home over $551,000 and best residential kitchen categories. Sitting on a large, family friendly 1000sq m block, Thomas Baldwin Real Estate’s Morganne Baldwin said it was a house that promoted innovation, daily life practicality and cutting-edge design. 97A Moore Rd, Kewarra Beach is a Master Builders award-winning home built by Phil Kelly Homes and designed to promote innovation, daily life practicality and cutting-edge design. MORE NEWS Manunda home untouched since ’40scenter_img Lake Tinaroo home share schemelast_img read more

Ships Violating IMO 2020 Face Serious Fines, Detention as Port Regimes Plan Rigorous Enforcement

first_imgMajor port state regimes including Paris MoU, Tokyo MoU and the United States Coast Guard (USCG), plan to rigorously enforce the IMO’s Sulphur 2020 from March 1st, 2020.As such, ship owners and operators could face detention of ships should they continue to carry fuel that contains a sulphur content higher than 0.5 percent unless the ship has an exhaust gas cleaning system.“The International Chamber of Shipping reminds shipowners and operators of the impending ban and reiterates the fact that any ships found to be non-compliant face the prospect of detention,” the ICS said.The chamber said that enforcement agencies will no longer have to prove usage, and that showing that vessels without scrubbers have non complient fuel aboard will be enough to prove a violation. “Since the introduction of IMO 2020 January 1st, ships have been given a ‘grace period’ while the industry transitions to low-sulphur fuel. As of March 1st, this will no longer be the case. Any ship found in non-compliance faces the prospect of serious fines and even detention,” Guy Platten, Secretary-General ICS said. “The International Chamber of Shipping has been made aware that major port state inspection regimes including the United States Coast Guard (USCG) and the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) have made it clear, in no uncertain terms, that detention of ships found to be non-compliant is both possible and legally permissible.The ICS said that based on the information provided by shipowners, the latter said they were fully compliant and ready for March 1st.To remind, the IMO’s Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 73) adopted the MARPOL amendment to prohibit the carriage of non-compliant fuel oil on board ships in October 2018.The ban relates to fuels intended for combustion purposes, propulsion or operation on board a ship.Since the entrance into force of the IMO sulphur cap, the shipping industry has reported a relatively smooth transition to compliant fuels, despite major concerns over the availability of compliant fuels and potential issues with regard to the quality of new blends.However, it is yet pretty early to draw any conclusive analysis as the transition is yet in its early days.last_img read more


first_imgIn a letter to MORE Power, Atty.Estrella Elamparo warned that, “Should you or any of your representatives proceedwith the removal of electric meters or disconnection of electricity without theconsent of the Cacho family, we will not hesitate to charge you with robbery,trespass to dwelling, grave coercion, and malicious mischief.” “Judge Contreras has alreadyreiterated thrice that the Addendum to the Writ of Possession must be followed.She even issued a reiterative order to return operations to us,” stressedElamparo. “The disconnection is a flagrant defiance of the court’s orders andconstitutes contempt of court.” No disconnections should be effectedwithin this period, PECO stressed. “All PECO executives, even non-familymembers, receive a limited capped monthly supply of energy instead of cash aspart of their monthly compensation,” said Cacho. “It’s part of their salary andthey have to pay for any usage that exceeds the limit.” Additionally, Saturday’s disconnectionwas in violation of ERC’s directives to give at least two days’ notice and torefrain from disconnections on the weekend, it added. “Since PECO is still the rightfuloperator of the distribution facilities, as well as the entity that to this daypurchases power for the entire city of Iloilo, it is actually MORE Power thatis stealing electricity from PECO,” said Elamparo. MORE Power’s application with theIndependent Electricity Market Operator of the Philippines (IEMOP) is stillpending, and without PECO’s power supply contracts, there will be noelectricity for MORE Power to distribute, she pointed out. However, Elamparo said PECO continuesto use its own meters due to the fact that it is still the only powerdistribution company registered with the Wholesale Electricity Spot Market (WESM). “Meaning, PECO is still the onlyentity officially designated to purchase power for Iloilo City,” stressedElamparo. “They’ve decided to take advantage ofthe lockdown to harass my family and force them to violate quarantine,” headded. “Is this how they will treat consumers in a time of crisis?” PECO lawyer Estrella Elamparo. IAN PAUL CORDERO/PN MORE Power sent a letter to PECO citing“unmetered” electricity usage as basis of the disconnection and that theyshould re-apply for connection with MORE Power. center_img “Immediate warrantless arrests andinquests can be done if you are caught in the act or in flagrante delicto,” sheadded. Simply out, said Elamparo, MORE Power seeksto disconnect PECO from power that the latter has, in fact, purchased. In light of the current coronavirusdisease 2019 (COVID-19) public health crisis, both the Energy RegulatoryCommission (ERC) and Department of Energy (DOE) issued a call for solidarity onMarch 18 urging all power distribution utilities throughout the nation toextend payment for all bills due for the period of March 15 to April 15. In response to MORE Power’s threat tocut power in the Cacho family’s private homes, PECO head of Public Engagementand Government Affairs Marcelo Cacho said, “It’s ridiculous that they expect myinjured 81-year-old grandmother to go out and put herself at risk. Healthauthorities have already sternly warned that seniors are more susceptible toinfection.” On Saturday evening, MORE Power severedthe connection between PECO’s main office and the power distribution utilitiesthat were the subject of the March 6 order of Iloilo Regional Trial Court,Branch 23’s Judge Emerald Contreras to return control of operations to PECO. MORE Power contends that it has theright to disconnect PECO’s power due to the ERC’s March 5 resolution that grantsthe company a Provisional Authority, despite the fact that PECO’s Motion forReconsideration with the ERC has yet to be resolved. The claim that the Cacho family’selectricity consumption is unmetered is also false as they have always usedPECO’s meters to read their power consumption, Cacho stressed. She was referring to Sections 2 and 3 ofRepublic Act 7832, also known as the Anti-Pilferage of Electricity and Theft ofElectric Transmission Lines/Materials Act of 1994. ILOILO City – MORE Electric and PowerCorp.’s (MORE Power) disconnection of Panay Electric Co.’s (PECO) main office andthe threat to cut power in the households of PECO owners, the Cacho family, wereboth illegal and criminal, according to the latter’s legal counsel. Moreover, the case concerning theunconstitutionality of MORE Power’s takeover of PECO’s facilities, which is thesole basis of the alleged revocation of PECO’s Certificate of PublicConvenience and Necessity, is still pending with the Supreme Court./PNlast_img read more

Magpies urge patience with Thauvin

first_img Press Association The 22-year-old Frenchman, who completed a big-money move from Marseille on Wednesday evening, could be in line for his first taste of action with the Magpies at Old Trafford on Saturday. However, head coach Steve McClaren’s assistant Paul Simpson is urging supporters to give him time to settle into the Barclays Premier League. Newcastle fans have been warned not to expect new signing Florian Thauvin to set the world alight straight away as he prepares for a debut at Manchester United. center_img Simpson told nufcTV: “He’s a really talented footballer, somebody who we hope will add to the group and improve the group. “If he’s involved at Old Trafford on Saturday, we’re not expecting him to go and set the world alight straight away. But if we can get him involved, it will give the whole football club a boost, and the rest of the players because they want competition for places. “And I also hope it will give the supporters a boost because so far, we’ve only got one point. But the level of performance against Southampton gave us all a little taster of where we can get to and what levels can be achieved. “Hopefully with the new signings coming in, we’ll go into the rest of this period before January with a good group of players, a group of players who all want to be part of this football club, who all want to give 100 per cent every day in training and in every game that we have. “If we’ve got that, we can’t really ask any more of them.” last_img read more

Soccer star Bobb training relentlessly, following safety rules as lockdown continues

first_imgBy Clifton RossNATIONAL winger, Trayon Bobb, said he’s keeping safe while staying fit during the pandemic, but admits he dearly missed playing football.Chronicle Sport caught up with the Guyanese-born Caledonia FC star, who said the ongoing state of lockdown was treating him fairly well, but he’s desperate to get back on the field.Arguably one of the best soccer players Guyana has ever produced, Bobb was adamant that his training during downtime will keep him at an optimum level as he awaits his return to action.“I’ve been exercising every day and I have also been doing my own personal workouts to ensure that I keep fit during quarantine”,said the 27-year-old left-winger.Like most athletes, Bobb has been forced into isolation due to Covid-19 for the last 3 months.From a mental standpoint, the Guyanese, who had a successful stint in Finland with a few clubs, said he was in high spirits despite the lack of game time but says his training regiment keeps him focused.“Yes, it does affect me a lot (lockdown) but I still continue to do my normal exercise on a daily basis”. He said.With safety and health being a key factor in daily living since the pandemic took effect, Bobb, who made two additional appearances for the U-20 team during its qualification attempt in the 2013 CONCACAF Championship, believed sticking to the current regulations was a key part of being an athlete during these times.“I don’t be in crowds, I tend to stick to the safety precautions, but I try to do my best to make up for the time spent away from training with my teammates”, He said.Looking to the future, with the silver lining appearing to be more visible with each passing day, and Guyana possibly set to resume action by the summer, the soccer star was adamant that he had done enough to make a solid return to the sport he loves.“Since I’m doing my normal exercises at home, I don’t think I should have that problem in terms of performance, but overall,I just really miss playing football so much”, Bobb ended.last_img read more

Kitty-cat doubleheader

first_imgIn their final tune-up before Big Ten conference play begins, the Wisconsin women’s soccer team (2-1-2) faces two of its most difficult non-conference competitors this year, playing the No. 18 Missouri Tigers (6-0) Friday night and the Kentucky Wildcats (4-2) on Sunday.So far this season, the Tigers have pounced on their opponents on the heels of a strong defensive attack. This season, the Tigers have allowed only two goals through six games, both coming in a 3-2 win against Loyola-Chicago. Additionally, Missouri has had an easy time playing the Big Ten, shutting out four conference members including Iowa (2-0), Illinois (5-0), Northwestern (4-0) and Minnesota (1-0).On the other hand, Kentucky is just the opposite and is one of the most balanced teams in the SEC offensively. The Wildcats are led on offense by freshman Giuleana Lopez and juniors Sarah Gaunt and Megan Jones. Lopez and Gaunt lead the Wildcat scoring attack with three goals apiece and Jones, named last week to the Soccerbuzz National Elite Team of the Week, scored four points over the weekend as the Wildcats beat two more Big Ten schools, Ohio State and Michigan.With both schools going a combined 6-0 against Big Ten opponents, the Badgers are hoping that the streak ends in Madison.”Missouri is having a great year,” UW assistant captain Natalie Horner said. “We’re going to try and take what we’ve learned [from film] and use it to our advantage. Obviously, we don’t want our conference losing, so we’re going to have to step up, do the same things we have been trying to do all year and just focus in on the details.”In order for Wisconsin to win this weekend, the Badgers are going to have to figure out what jinxes them at home. In the last two seasons, Wisconsin has played below .500 at the McClimon Soccer Complex (5-6-1) while the Badgers have been on fire on the road, going 11-3-3 the last two seasons.It’s something that has stumped the Wisconsin players — they haven’t been able to win in front of their home fans. Regardless, the Badgers don’t worry about their home record because when they focus on the things they need to during the game, they usually get the results they need.”You really can’t put your finger on [losing at home],” Horner said. “Obviously, you don’t want to be losing any games, especially games at home. For us, it was a big challenge winning here.”Horner added that most people believe playing on the road eliminates some of the distractions of staying at home for games.”You’re in a hotel, secluded and with the team all the time on the road, while there are other things going on at home,” she said. “You just have to go out and play, and no matter who we’re playing where, we have the same goals in mind, and that’s to win.”To make matters tougher on the Badgers to beat one of the hottest teams in the country and improve their home field record, senior ball-striker and team captain Kara Kabellis will miss Friday night’s game due to the red card she received in the team’s last match at Pepperdine.Despite not scoring a goal yet this season, Kabellis has made her presence felt on the field, using her height to gain ball possession while dishing out two assists in five games. Even though Kabellis will be back for Sunday’s game, the Badgers have to figure out a way to replace one of their biggest offensive weapons on Friday.”Kara is a great player, but without her we’re going to have to be doing the same things as before,” Horner said. “Offensively, we need people to be scoring goals and that’s whether Kara is on the field or not. We’re going to need players to step up and win balls in the air where we usually have [Kara’s] height.”She’s hard to replace and we’re going to have to do our best to adjust,” he said.One of the keys this weekend for Wisconsin will be the play of senior goalie and co-team captain Stefani Szczechowski. Since starter Lynn Murray was injured in the team’s opening game, Szczechowski has stepped in and filled the void.In over 466 minutes on the field, Szczechowski has allowed only five goals and sports a .96 goals-allowed average. Despite being only 5 feet 5 inches tall, Stefani has played twice her size in front of the net and will have to continue to do so in order for Wisconsin to sweep the weekend series.”Whatever team we play, I strive to do my best and to just prove the nation wrong,” Szczechowski said. “Lynn [Murray] and I have battled for the starting job for three years and that has prepared me to play. I always try to improve my game and try to get the job done. We did lose some key defensive players from last year’s team, but we’ve got some players improving. I might be facing more shots, but we’re [adapting], and I am seeing the ball well.”last_img read more

For Barkley, being normal is overrated

first_imgAfter a first quarter that was marred by offensive mistakes, Matt Barkley is still smiling.The disappointment of two fumbles by his teammates is not weighing on his shoulders. The challenge of being the first true freshman quarterback to start a season opener for a top-five team also seems distant.Instead, Barkley is living in the moment.Cool kid · Matt Barkley (7) celebrates with Joe McKnight (4) and Damian Williams (18) Saturday at the Coliseum. The true freshman had a stellar outing in his first-ever start, throwing for 233 yards and one score. – Mike Lee | Daily Trojan“On one of our first drives in the second quarter, he walks out and says to me, ‘Isn’t this fun?’” said redshirt junior wide receiver Damian Williams. “I looked back at him and said, ‘Yeah, for you it should be a lot of fun.’”Saturday’s game became a lot more fun for Barkley after his conversation with Williams. Barkley and the rest of the Trojan offense overcame a sluggish start to score eight unanswered touchdowns to route San Jose State, 56-3, at the Coliseum.In his much-anticipated debut, Barkley proved up to the task of guiding the Trojans’ offense, completing 15 of 19 passes for 233 yards and a touchdown.The Trojans emphasized short passes and a sturdy running game to take the pressure off Barkley in his first game. But Barkley’s accomplishments weren’t lost on USC coach Pete Carroll.“Call him an outlier or whatever, but this kid isn’t normal,” Carroll said. “But who wants to be normal anyway?”Part of what put Barkley in the position to be the first true freshman ever to start an opener for USC was his confidence in himself. That poise was needed early when the Trojans’ first five drives went awry and USC found itself down 3-0 at the end of the first quarter.“Things can get whacked out when you don’t get off to a good start, but it wasn’t a big deal to him at all,” Carroll said.Barkley’s composure helped lead the Trojans to touchdowns on their next six drives, although the team leaned heavily on the running game. In all, 342 of USC’s 620 yards came on the ground.One of the many luxuries that the 19-year-old quarterback has been afforded is a running back rotation that is long on experience and talent.Junior Joe McKnight shouldered the load early and perhaps provided the game’s highlight with a weaving 54-yard jaunt that culminated with a flip into the end zone. But senior Stafon Johnson’s two short touchdown runs and redshirt junior Allen Bradford’s 43-yard scamper into the end zone also helped take the focus off the man behind center.The offense’s performance in the final three quarters helped reaffirm that Barkley doesn’t need to be the offense’s lone catalyst. Williams, who finished with three catches and 67 yards, and senior tight end Anthony McCoy were two of Barkley’s most frequent targets, often on short routes that minimized risk.“I think this is the ideal situation for any quarterback,” Williams said. “For Matt, I think it helps his comfort level tremendously. He’s so poised that he just feels comfortable out there. I think that’s because he knows he has a veteran group around him.”Barkley also found small triumphs in showing his patience. Learning to avoid forced throws and turnovers has been one of the hardest parts of the learning curve for him, but his performance Saturday displayed a shift in his mentality.“It was a little weird to make that first throw away, but I would have rather had that than a pick,” Barkley said.Said Carroll: “He almost could have been perfect.”Although Barkley has had to learn to adapt to the offense, the unit also appears to be taking on some of the characteristics of its new leader. The emotionally charged Mark Sanchez often ran hot and cold last year, as the fiery signal-caller was often seen running down field after big plays and jumping into the air in celebration after touchdowns.But save for a few moments on Saturday, Barkley was quiet and composed.The level-headed Barkley was well aware of his leadership style, as well as its advantages and drawbacks.“I think it might go both ways. I don’t really get nervous,” said Barkley, brushing aside questions of first-game jitters. “But at the same time, I don’t get super pumped up and run downfield pumping my fists. That’s just not me.”In all, Carroll said he couldn’t expect more from his quarterback in his first test at the Coliseum.“He absolutely handled this. It was no big deal for him,” Carroll said. “There are going to be some hard times, but we know he’ll have a stellar response.”last_img read more

Manchester United seeks £9m compensation from MoPlay agents

first_img Related Articles Manchester United has filed a US civil complaint against Select Management Resources a marketing representative of online bookmaker MoPlay, seeking $11 million (€9m) in compensation over unpaid sponsorship income.Sanctioned with Atlanta’s federal court against Select founder Roderick Aycox, Man Utd disputes its 2018 ‘global sponsorship agreement’ with Addison Global the operating company of MoPlay, which maintains Select and Aycox as deal guarantors.According to the complaint (filed on 20 September), the agreement between Man Utd and Addison included an interest clause for any missed payments worth up to £12 million.Gibraltar-based Addison, launched its flagship MoPlay brand in August 2018, securing  ‘official betting’ partnerships with Man United and Premier League counterpart Watford FC, as Addison stated its intent to establish MoPlay within the saturated UK online betting scene.Both Man Utd and Watford partnerships have been annulled by Addison. United is alleging that Addison defaulted on the agreement by failing to make two payments of £981,000 and just over £1m on 28 February and 31 May respectively. These payments were part of two instalments which made up a pre-agreed 12-installment plan which was spread over three years. With the sponsorship agreement seemingly defaulted, there is now a remaining unpaid partnership balance of over £9m plus an 8.75% interest fee which United is now claiming. The former Premier League winning side is also claiming that the defendants are liable for any costs, including attorney fees.The civil case comes shortly after the Premier League giants announced a record £627.1m in revenues for the year, with the club also revealing its annual sponsorship revenue has risen to £173m following the signing/renewal of 10 deals. Despite the annulments to its partnerships with both Watford and United, Addison continues to list Bundesliga side Hertha as an official partner. Successful summer leaves Leadstar positive over industry’s recovery August 18, 2020 StumbleUpon Share Submit Spotlight ups matchday commentary reach and capacity for new EPL Season  August 21, 2020 Premier League looks to broadcast every behind-closed-door fixture August 28, 2020 Sharelast_img read more

Man City fan charged for alleged racist abuse of Man Utd’s Fred

first_imgA Manchester City supporter has been charged by police after appearing to hurl racist abuse at Man Utd midfielder, Fred in December.Anthony Burke was arrested for alleged racist abuse and faces a life ban from the Etihad Stadium if found guilty. A Greater Manchester Police (GMP) statement read: ‘A 41-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of a racially aggravated public order (offence) and remains in custody for questioning.’ MailOnline identified the fan arrested as Anthony Burke, an Army veteran who works as a civil engineering manager at Kier Group.GMP Superintendent Chris Hill said: ‘I would like to thank the public for their ongoing support with this incident.‘Racism of any kind has no place in football or our society and I hope this arrest shows that we are taking this matter extremely seriously. We will continue to work with Manchester City and Manchester United on this incident and will investigate any other lines of enquiries.’The FA are also investigating and the episode came almost exactly a year after Raheem Sterling alleged he had been racially abused by a Chelsea fan at Stamford Bridge. Fred and Jesse Lingard both reported the incident after watching Sky Sports video footage inside the Manchester United dressing room.One man was captured making an alleged monkey gesture towards the pair as they went to take a Manchester United corner midway through the second half. Fred has spoken out after allegedly suffering racial abuse in Manchester derbyCity’s chief executive Ferran Soriano sought United director David Gill immediately after the match to stress that the Premier League champions would do everything in their power to take decisive action. United’s executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward did not attend the derby.There was confidence at being able to identify any potential perpetrators given anyone purchasing a ticket for games is registered with the club.City manager Pep Guardiola spent time with Fred — a midfielder he was once keen on signing — in the tunnel area as the two sides began departing the stadium.‘Unfortunately, we are still in a backward society,’ Fred told ESPN Brazil. ‘We still have to live with that in 2019.‘I try not to care about that. I try to look ahead. Unfortunately, this is happening in some stadiums. It happened here, it happened in Ukraine with some friends.‘It’s sad, but we have to keep our heads up and forget about that. We can’t give them any attention because that’s all they want. I spoke to the referee (Anthony Taylor) after the match, they will do something about it and that’s all. Mr Burke will appear at Salford and Manchester Magistrates’ Court on 15 April.center_img Man City fan (bottom centre) appeared to make racist noises and gestures towards Fred Ole Gunnar Solskjaer claims the fan should ‘never be allowed into a football ground again’ Fred was hit by an object hurled from the crowd as he prepared to take a corner by home fans‘Thank God I have a lot of friends in the locker room who hugged me, like Lingard. I don’t want to think about it. I just want to move on.’Fred was also struck in the head by a lighter from one corner of the Etihad Stadium. Rio Ferdinand was bloodied by a coin at the same end in 2012.It is believed that objects were hurled at celebrating United players as Marcus Rashford’s penalty gave them a lead before half-time.Chosen as Saturday’s late kick-off for broadcasting purposes, the derby was fractious all afternoon. Fighting occurred before and after the game.Sportsmail understands one City fan was ejected amid a heated argument with a member of United staff sitting in the Colin Bell Stand. The employee had enthusiastically celebrated Anthony Martial’s second goal on 29 minutes. Both men were spoken to by security staff.Meanwhile, Forest Green have launched an investigation and are expecting swift action to be taken by police after their 2-0 home defeat by Scunthorpe was halted because of reports of racist abuse.Referee John Busby stopped the League One match when he was approached by Scunthorpe’s players who claimed defender Jordan Clarke had been racially abused by one home supporter.last_img read more