Advertisement Comment Advertisement Ashley Cole names Carlo Ancelotti as favourite manager he played under ahead of Arsene Wenger and Jose Mourinho Cole played under Ancelotti for three seasons (Picture: Getty Images) ‘My favourite manager that I’ve played under, I would say is Carlo Ancelotti,’ the former England left-back told 90min.‘I played under some great ones, they were all different and I loved them for different reasons, but I just felt that with Carlo Ancelotti, I had a really, really good bond with him.‘Of course I admired him, he was a legend as a player and then of course what he achieved as a manager. Then he came to Chelsea and he was just that man manager that everyone seemed to love, whether you were playing or not.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal‘He was capable of putting that arm around you when needed – not just about football stuff, if you’re struggling off the field, he was very understanding which as players you want.‘You see that human side in people, it’s not all about football, so for me he was my favourite, and tactically at times he was a genius.‘He had that understanding whether to go into in-depth tactics or to trust the players to go out and deliver what he says in the team meeting.’MORE: Willian backs Arsenal team-mate Gabriel Martinelli to become one of the Premier League’s bestMORE: David Alaba could join Chelsea or Manchester United in next fortnight after rejecting new Bayern Munich dealFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and InstagramFor more stories like this, check our sport page Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 19 Aug 2020 12:46 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link518Shares Cole is now an academy coach at Chelsea (Picture: Getty Images)Ashley Cole has revealed former Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti is his favourite manager he played under, snubbing Arsene Wenger and Jose Mourinho.The former England international enjoyed an illustrious career, in which he established himself as one of the greatest left-backs to grace the Premier League.Cole started out at Arsenal’s academy and was given his first major opportunity by Gunners icon Wenger.During his time at Highbury, the defender won two league titles and three FA Cups, playing a pivotal role in their infamous Invincibles season.ADVERTISEMENTThe left-back then secured a controversial move away to London rivals Chelsea, linking up with Mourinho for one season before he parted ways with the club in 2007, and again when the Portuguese boss returned to Stamford Bridge in 2013.AdvertisementAdvertisementCole also played under Ancelotti for two years – winning the Premier League and FA Cup Double in the 2009-10 season – and admitted his bond with the veteran Italian coach makes him his first choice.
Governor Wolf Statement on Remedial Congressional Map from PA Supreme Court SHARE Email Facebook Twitter National Issues, Press Release, Redistricting, Voting & Elections Harrisburg, PA – Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf released the following statement on the new remedial congressional map ordered by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court:“Over the last month, I have personally heard from thousands of Pennsylvanians and they are sick and tired of gerrymandering, which perpetuates gridlock, alienates citizens and stifles reform. I have stood for fairness and rejected a proposed map that was universally seen as another partisan gerrymander. I applaud the court for their decision and I respect their effort to remedy Pennsylvania’s unfair and unequal congressional elections.“Now, my focus will be on making sure the Department of State can support our counties and all candidates in the election process, particularly during the petition period. My administration will work expeditiously to update Department of State systems and ensure all processes are in place to assist candidates for Congress.” February 19, 2018
Infrastructure, Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf joined Main Street Hanover Executive Director Justine Trucksess and other community leaders on a tour of downtown Hanover celebrating the vibrancy of Pennsylvania’s historic communities.“Communities like Hanover are the backbone of our commonwealth. They serve as a reminder of where we’re from and hold the key to our future,” said Gov. Wolf. “At the state, we take pride in providing support to organizations like Main Street Hanover. But, we also recognize that revitalization needs to be a grassroots initiative, with the organization relying on volunteers with extraordinary vision giving selflessly of their time.”The Wolf Administration has supported Main Street Hanover’s initiatives to build a lively, welcoming downtown corridor through two grants totaling $100,750 for a façade improvement program and architectural study, as well as a $25,000 grant for a downtown streetscaping design and beautification study. A $1.4 million Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program grant will complement these efforts by transforming a key downtown building formerly occupied by Montgomery Ward into a multiuse building housing a restaurant and apartments. On the tour, Gov. Wolf visited several of the businesses supported by the façade grants and made stops at the Miscreation Brewing Company, the Hanover Area Arts Guild and the former Montgomery Ward building.“Main Street Hanover has been working hard to improve downtown Hanover for the past 8 years. It is an honor to share that work and our plans for the future with Governor Wolf,” said Trucksess. “Following the 4-point Main Street Approach, this volunteer-driven effort supported by the Borough of Hanover and the Hanover Area Chamber of commerce, works closely with the downtown business community to improve the economic capacity of our community core.”Main Street Hanover is one of 14 accredited Keystone Main Street Programs, a program coordinated by the Pennsylvania Downtown Center and managed through the Department of Community and Economic Development. August 06, 2019 Governor Wolf Celebrates Vibrant Pennsylvania Communities on Tour of Downtown Hanover SHARE Email Facebook Twitter
Press Release, Public Health National health policy leaders today endorsed Governor Tom Wolf’s most recent mitigation efforts to stop another surge of COVID-19 cases in the commonwealth, reminding all Pennsylvanians that by taking these measures now we can stop further spread and end mitigation efforts sooner.“In this pandemic, it is imperative to take bold action before cases rise exponentially—to get ahead of the curve,” said Ezekiel J. Emanuel, M.D., Ph.D., former special advisor for health policy to President Obama, and vice provost for Global Initiatives at the University of Pennsylvania. “Gov. Wolf is doing just that. We need to ensure physical distancing, the wearing of face masks, and limiting indoor activities. Gov. Wolf’s actions to implement these measures will save lives and allow continued reopening of the economy in a safe and smart way.”“Governor Wolf is making the very difficult and very necessary decision that will save lives in Pennsylvania,” said Andy Slavitt, former Acting CMS Administrator and United States of Care Board Chair. “Having reviewed the data, seeing Pennsylvania taking steps before this becomes a full-blown crisis is the only way to mitigate an out of control tragedy. I know the governor realizes the hardship caused by the pandemic on Pennsylvanians. These actions will help bring a quicker end to them.”“Governor Wolf has shown throughout this crisis that he is doing what Washington refuses to do: let science and public health dictate decisions, and taking needed steps to protect the people of Pennsylvania from COVID,” Ron Klain, former chief of staff to Vice-President Biden, and President Obama’s ‘Ebola czar’ said. “That is the best plan to save lives, and, in the long run, promote a sustainable economic recovery.”Gov. Wolf and Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine put in place additional mitigation efforts on July 15 when multiple data points indicated the state may be headed for another surge in COVID-19 cases. These health experts and the CDC have noted that limiting indoor activities and wearing masks can have a strong positive effect on curtailing another surge.There is strong evidence to support the state’s mitigation efforts from several different data points. The state is seeing an increase in cases in the 19-24 and 25-49 age demographics, repeating the cycle experienced at the beginning of the outbreak. And as Dr. David Rubin from Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and its PolicyLab has reported, we are seeing a dramatic increase in these age brackets throughout the state.Data from Allegheny County indicate increases in these demographics and that exposure happened at bars and restaurants, particularly where alcohol was involved.The Pennsylvania Department of Health also conducted analyses and case investigations in counties outside of Allegheny that demonstrate bars and restaurants as a nexus for the spread of COVID-19.The CDC, on its website about restaurants and bars amidst COVID-19, lays out several different categories of risk. The highest risk is on-site dining with both indoor and outdoor seating, where seating capacity is not reduced, and tables not spread at least 6 feet apart.The mitigation efforts Pennsylvania is taking in bars and restaurants are necessary to keep restaurants and bars at the CDC’s described lowest risk level possible, without completely curtailing indoor dining.The governor’s most recent order on mitigation efforts can be found here.The secretary’s order on mask-wearing can be found here.FAQs on mask-wearing can be found here.Ver esta página en español. National Health Policy Leaders Endorse Gov. Wolf’s ‘Bold’ Action to Stop Another COVID Surge in PA July 20, 2020 SHARE Email Facebook Twitter
Auctioneer Haesley Cush calling the Ray White Surfers Paradise’s mega-auction held at the Gold Coast Turf Club. Picture: Scott FletcherTRADITIONALLY, the Brisbane market starts to spring to life after Australia Day. Since that time, I have called upwards of 50 auctions across Brissy and the Gold Coast. The Gold Coast was tipped to roar into the year and my read is it’s been more of a follow the leader start to 2016. The prestige market has really set the pace and is firmly positioned as the real standout performer so far.In Brisbane, it’s a very different story. The Brisbane market is moving at a sensible and sustainable rate. I’ve had nine auctions over the last five days and eight out of the nine sold under the hammer or prior to the auction.The number of the properties that were sold is an outstanding sign in itself but the behind the scene story is that a number of those sales were pleasant surprises, with the volume of bidders and eventual sale prices higher than our expectations leading into the auctions. 14 Kinmond Ave, Wavell HeightsMore from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home3 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor9 hours agoI called the auction of a grand old Queenslander on a magnificent parcel of land at 14 Kinmond Ave,Wavell Heights last Saturday afternoon. A group of nearly 100 people, 13 of them registered to bid, stood in the grand front yard poised for a bidding battle. The bidders were a mixture of many buying groups. There were young couples, investors and empty-nesters. They bid on the phone, by representative and in person. The mood between the potential buyers was good, the bidding was at time ferocious and the hammer eventually fell at $1.646 million.On Thursday night, I stood at the podium for Ray White Wilston and wielded the gavel for five auctions. Again around 100 people gathered on Kedron Brooke Rd as we conducted their alfresco “in-room” auctions. The result was four sales from five auctions so another strong outcome.The selection of my auctions featured homes sell on both sides of the river and prices ranging from the $300,000s to high millions. Last year, the Brisbane market was fuelled from the bottom up. These early signs point to a strong interest building in the mid-to-high price ranges, while the lower end of the market is still continuing to fire. For those real estate enthusiasts watching the market, the next three months is looking good and if it performs to the script, the 2017 story could be our best in ten years.
3513 Main Beach Pde, Main Beach.A DEVELOPER has cashed in on a prime beachfront block, pocketing a giant $1.3 million dollar profit. More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North4 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day agoA block of 1960s units on at 3513 Main Beach Pde, Main Beach sold for a mega price of $7.8 million — the highest price paid for a property in the suburb. 3513 Main Beach Pde, Main Beach has sold for a eye-watering figure.Developer JK Australia Developments bought the beachfront block two years ago for $6.5 million and this year in May submitted plans to build a super-thin 21-storey tower. But before the plans could go ahead the developer put the beachfront block on the market with Michael Willems from Ray White Surfers Paradise negotiating the multimillion-dollar sale. 3513 Main Beach Pde, Main Beach.
If you want to be the one handed the keys at the end of an auction, there are a few things you need to do first. Picture: Thinkstock/file photoWORKING out, just exactly how you should bid at auction can be a stressful business.Do you rush in early and lay all your cards on the table? or hang back until it is announced on the market?Gavl, which live streams auctions, has analysed the techniques that successful bidders use at more than 2500 auctions throughout Australia.Gavl CEO Joel Smith said potential buyers should attend plenty of auctions beforehand to get a feel for how to bid and develop their strategy.Here are his tips to help you bid like a boss: BE PATIENT “When you think of auctions, you might think of it as being fast-paced, with little time to think,’’ Mr Smiths aid.Their analysis found the average time between bids at auction was just less than 30 seconds.Mr Smith said bidders should use this time to think before placing their bid. HOW MUCH DO YOU WANT TO DO UP? Mr Smith said sizeable bids from other buyers shouldn’t scare you. He said bidders should instead focus on what they are prepared to spend and keep bidding until they hit their budget.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North1 hour agoNew apartments released at idyllic retirement community Samford Grove Presented by “You never know when your competition might bow out,’’ he said. BID CONFIDENTLY The data revealed that toward the end of the auction bidding tended to slow down.“Bidding confidently at this point of the auction may show your opposition you mean business,’’ he said. DO YOUR RESEARCH The best way to find out about the local market is to watch property auctions in the area. BE PERSISTENT The research found there were an average 18 bids made at an auction.“So be prepared to bid several times,’’ Mr Smith said. HAVE A BACK UP PLANIt the property is passed in, it doesn’t mean you missed out, you can still try and negotiate to buy it.
87a Bank Street, Graceville 87a Bank Street, GracevilleThe three-level Queenslander has wraparound balconies, bi-fold doors, leadlight windows, VJ walls and polished hardwood floors.Bidding for the home started at $2 million before jumping to $2.5 million and steadily rising to its final sale price.There were two parties vying to secure the home. The home has plenty of places to enjoy the view from.They bought it in 2000 when the site still had the original 1920s house at the street end.The 1404sq m allotment is at the base of a quiet, leafy cul-de-sac, surrounded by similarly established homes and just 8km from the CBD. After falling in love with the location and traditional elements of the existing worker’s cottage, the couple embarked on major renovation work to accommodate their family’s needs.More from newsNew apartments released at idyllic retirement community Samford Grove Presented by Parks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus20 hours ago 87a Bank St, Graceville has sold at auction.BIDDING for a classic riverfront Graceville home rose from $2 million to sell for $3.056 million under the hammer.The house at 87A Bank Rd, Graceville was owned by Gordon and Lita Ramsay who bought it while they travelled between Brisbane and their Hong Kong base searching for the perfect home. 87a Bank Street, Graceville.Marketing agent Judy Goodger of Place Estate Agents said it was bought by a young professional family.“(They) were very excited,’’ she said. 87a Bank Street, Graceville“They been looking to purchase on the river for some time. Riverfront is currently in high-demand, however, there is little stock, which is driving competition in the prestige Brisbane market. We’re finding properties like this don’t last long.”
Owner of Bespoke Designer Living Jodi Arnold. Picture: Zak SimmondsCONCRETE is having a moment in interior decorating and turning up in Townsville’s most stylish homes.Gone are the days when concrete was just for footpaths and driveways – now it’s been used to create everything from vases to sinks, kitchen benchtops and coasters.Owner of Bespoke Designer Living Jodi Arnold creates beautiful concrete pieces using poured concrete and moulds with oxides to create colour.Her shop at 159 Charters Towers Rd in Hyde Park is filled with her creations from candle holders, to cement plant pots, bathroom vanities and desk accessories.More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020Ms Arnold said the concrete trend first started when the industrial style and polished concrete floors became popular.“The concrete trend has been around for a while and I don’t think it’s going anywhere,” she said.“Obviously we use concrete for things like driveways so this is just using it in a different way.“If you want to put some concrete in your home start off with small pieces and then if you get more adventurous you can use it for things like dining room tab-les and kitchen bench tops.”Concrete is a durable material which can add texture to a home, especially when combined with softer furnishings.It’s very versatile and can work in many types of homes from Federation-era houses, to Queenslanders and ultra-modern builds.
Steenvoorden added that the scheme’s 39% equity allocation returned 11% over the same period, while its returns on property and hedge funds were -0.44% and 5.9%, respectively.In the wake of rising interest rates – and reduced liabilities as a consequence – SPMS’s coverage ratio increased by 5.6 percentage points to 115.7% in September, and to 119.1% in October.The pension fund returned 0.77% over the third quarter.Meanwhile, the €14.5bn pension fund for road transport, Vervoer, reported a 2.1% return on its norm portfolio during October.Its investments in fixed income and equity generated returns of 0.7% and 0.9%, respectively, while its hedge on interest and currency risk returned 0.4% and 0.1% respectively.Vervoer saw its preliminary coverage ratio improve to 112.3% at October-end. The €7bn pension fund for Dutch medical consultants, SPMS, has attributed a 0.18% loss over the first nine months of the year mainly to losses on its fixed income holdings.It said it lost 4.5% on its 42% bond allocation due to rising interest rates, while its 70% interest hedge has lost 3.5% year to date.By contrast, the scheme’s 70% currency hedge of the US dollar, Japanese yen and British pound returned 1%, according to Jeroen Steenvoorden, the pension fund’s director.He noted that, without the hedge, SPMS’s return over the first three quarters would have been 2.24%.