Nations League round-up: Georginio Wijnaldum scored twice as Netherlands beat Bosnia | Football News

first_imgpreview image preview image– Advertisement – First-half strikes from Youri Tielemans and Dries Mertens proved enough to sink Gareth Southgate’s side, who were without Raheem Sterling, Marcus Rashford and Harry Maguire.Tielemans grabbed the opener after 10 minutes and, after Harry Kane – making his 50th England appearance – saw a chance cleared off the line, the world’s top-ranked team doubled their lead through a brilliant Mertens free-kick.Scotland made to wait Wales stayed top of Group B4 with a hard-fought 1-0 win over the Republic of Ireland at the Cardiff City Stadium.David Brooks headed the only goal of the game after 66 minutes, maintaining a one-point lead over Finland, who they face in their final group fixture in Cardiff on Wednesday.The Republic, who were reduced to 10 men in stoppage time after Jeff Hendrick was red-carded, face a relegation decider against Bulgaria in Dublin.Finland kept pace with Wales after a 2-1 victory in Bulgaria.Trouble ahead of Northern Ireland There was more frustration for Northern Ireland as two late goals consigned them to a 2-1 defeat in Austria and likely relegation.Josh Magennis gave the visitors the lead as they rebounded well from the disappointment of missing out on Euro 2020 qualification three days ago.But late goals from Louis Schaub and Adrian Grbic turned the tie around, with Northern Ireland’s fate set to be sealed if, as expected, Romania are awarded three points from their postponed game against Norway.Full Nations league results…North Macedonia 2-1 EstoniaSlovakia 1-0 ScotlandAlbania 3-1 KazakhstanBelarus 2-0 LithuaniaBulgaria12FinlandGeorgia12ArmeniaNetherlands 3-1 Bosnia and HerzegovinaTurkey 3-2 RussiaWales 1-0 Republic of IrelandAustria 2-1 Northern IrelandBelgium 2-0 EnglandCzech Republic 1-0 IsraelDenmark 2-1 IcelandHungary 1-1 SerbiaItaly 2-0 PolandMoldova 0-2 GreeceSlovenia 2-1 Kosovo Highlights of the Nations League Group A2 match between Belgium and England – Advertisement – preview image 4:48 Highlights of the Nations League Group A1 match between Italy and Poland 4:26 Italy stay top of the group after a 2-0 win over Poland, and will seal victory in the group if they win in Bosnia on Wednesday.An early Jorginho penalty and a second-half strike from Domenico Berardi clinched victory for the Italians, while Poland had Jacek Goralski sent off late on. Two Christian Eriksen penalties earned Denmark a narrow 2-1 win over Iceland and gives them hope of overhauling the Belgians when Group A2’s top two meet on Wednesday.The Danes’ hopes appeared to have been extinguished when Vidar Kjartansson equalised for the visitors in the 85th minute, but Eriksen made the most of a second spot-kick opportunity deep in injury time.England’s slim hopes of returning to the UEFA Nations League finals came to an end as they were beaten 2-0 by Belgium in Group A2. preview image Highlights of the Nations League Group A2 match between Denmark and Iceland preview image 2:26center_img Georginio Wijnaldum scored twice as Netherlands got their campaign back on track with a 3-1 win over Bosnia, which relegates the visitors from Group A1.Wijnaldum scored both his goals in the opening 14 minutes, before Memphis Depay added a third, with Smail Prevljak scoring a late consolation for Bosnia. Highlights of the Nations League Group B2 match between Slovakia and Scotland – Advertisement – 4:47 5:19 Highlights of the Nations League Group B4 match between Wales and the Republic of Ireland 4:06 4:46 preview image Highlights of the Nations League Group B1 match between Austria and Northern Ireland Highlights of the Nations League Group A1 match between the Netherlands and Bosnia and Herzegovina preview image Scotland missed a chance to clinch top spot in Group B2 as they were brought back down to earth with a bump in Slovakia.Just days after their famous penalty shoot-out win in Serbia to qualify for the Euro 2020 finals, the Scots were sunk by a deflected long-range effort from Jan Gregus in the first half.Oli McBurnie and Leigh Griffiths were both denied after the break, but the Scots can still win the group if they beat Israel on Wednesday.Israel were beaten 1-0 by Czech Republic on Sunday evening.Wales and Finland set for winner-takes-all showdown Eriksen the hero for Denmark – Advertisement –last_img read more

PREMIUMRefugees in Jakarta near breaking point

first_imgFacebook Linkedin Forgot Password ? Log in with your social account refugees West-Jakarta UNHCR asylum-seekers asylum In an abandoned building in West Jakarta, refugees from various war-torn countries live crammed in tiny rooms and tents.  There is no electricity, no running water and often no food or drinking water. Approximately 250 refugees live in the complex. The majority come from Afghanistan, and some are from Pakistan, Iraq, and Somalia. Feroza, 21, fled with her in-laws from Pakistan nearly three years ago. She shares a cramped room with eight other people, which consists of two tents, a pillow, and a blanket draped over the floor.“Every night we spend in tears, in the darkness, without water, without any facilities,” she said. “We can’t say whether tomorrow we’ll be alive or not. People become fed up with hunger. They die with hunger here.” None of the refugees in the camp know how long they will have to remain in Indonesi… Google Topics : LOG INDon’t have an account? Register herelast_img read more

Spanish military pilot dies as plane crashes into sea

first_imgA Spanish military pilot was killed when his plane crashed into the Mediterranean Sea during an aerial acrobatics display on Thursday.After recovering debris from the plane off the east coast of Spain, the airforce confirmed on Twitter that the pilot was dead.It was the third deadly air force accident in the Murcia region in six months.Last August, a military instructor died when his plane crashed in the same area. The following month another instructor and his trainee died in another crash.Topics :last_img read more

Stress tests should not be based on ‘something hypothetical’

first_imgThe IORP stress tests the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA) wants to launch later this month should not be based on “something hypothetical”, according to Matti Leppälä, chief executive at PensionsEurope. Leppälä took particular issue with the controversial ‘holistic balance sheet’ accounting approach. “Why does EIOPA need to stress the HBS, which does not exist yet and has not been approved by anybody?” he asked.Further, he pointed out “we have not received a proper answer to this question” yet. Leppälä told IPE he was “unsure whether EIOPA was really pushing the HBS” or using the stress tests to see whether “it makes sense”.But he also stressed that his organisation did not support the HBS approach, as it was “conceptually wrong” and “unsuitable as a regulatory instrument”.“Simpler alternatives”, such as ALM studies and continuity analyses, should instead be used, as the have the “same goals but are cheaper and have less model uncertainty because they are in use”.Leppälä also criticised the stress test itself, which has “a lot of shortcomings because it has a short-term focus”.“This stress test will give just a snap-shot picture,” he said.“It does not enable the long-term evaluation of the sustainability of the IORP.”He added: “For a long-term evaluation, you would need a dynamic stress test that includes the recovery periods – otherwise, you cannot draw any conclusions on whether the system is stable.”He questioned whether the stress test – which includes DC plans for the first time – could provide any significant information on the impact on members and beneficiaries.Leppälä also noted that EIOPA’s aim to cover at least 50% of the national markets was most likely to be achieved by getting the biggest pension funds to participate.“Of course, if and when that happens, results will be biased and unrepresentative of the sector as a whole,” he said.last_img read more

Sydney-Hobart champion skipper launches Brisbane home

first_imgAn Australian yacht racing heavyweight, Mark ‘Squark’ Bradford helped his crew set a new race record in the Brisbane to Gladstone yacht race this year. RELATED: Yacht racing millionaire flicks massive Riparian unit 11 Norbiton St, is a surprise listing in the sleepy suburb of Zillmere.THE skipper of Queensland’s Sydney-Hobart supermaxi, Black Jack, is selling his Zillmere home less than a month after Black Jack owner Peter Harburg made a multimillion-dollar sale on his double apartment in Brisbane’s Riparian Plaza skyscraper. A modified Black Jack. shown here competing at this week’s SOLAS Big Boat Challenge in Sydney Harbour, is expected to perform well in the Sydney-Hobart yacht race.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus15 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market15 hours agoThe $400,000 renovation of 11 Norbiton St, Zillmere was turned into a team building exercise for the Bradford family after they purchased the 1956 Queensland War Service home in 2013 for $428,000. The renovation has turned a three bedroom War Service house into a luxury home.The house, on a 620sq m block has been raised and extended to double the internal floor space.center_img Black Jack owner Peter Harburg’s Riparian Plaza apartment that sold last month.MORE: A new wing extends the living space to include a back deck.It is now a four-bedroom house with a study, large covered entertaining areas and a competition height basketball hoop with concreted court area.Zillmere’s median house price is $200,000 less than the Brisbane median, at $480,000, CoreLogic property data shows.Four houses have sold for $1 million or more in Zillmere and the highest sale of 2018 so far has been 28 Fisher Parade, which sold for $799,000 in August.Black Jack owner Peter Harburg had a price guide of $5.2 to $5.6m on his inner city Riparian apartment at 4602/71 Eagle St. It was sold for an undisclosed amount in November. Skipper Mark Bradford and owner Peter Harburg in front of the crew of Black Jack at this year’s Brisbane to Gladstone yacht race. The Queensland supermaxi broke the race record with a course time of just under 17 hours.He is now preparing for his 13th Sydney-Hobart yacht race which kicks off on Boxing Day.last_img read more

Luxury Clifton Beach home has space and modern conveniences

first_imgThe bedroom at 5 Eden Court, Clifton Beach“This stunning architectural residence is situated on 1029 sqm of land, superbly located in a quiet cul-de-sac and just a short stroll to the beach, three minutes to Clifton Village Shopping Centre, transport and close to public and private schools,” Mr Bantoft said.The home is on the market for about $745,000. 5 Eden Court, Clifton BeachSPACE, modernity and sleek finishes combine to create a stunning residence at 5 Eden Court, Clifton Beach.Custom designed interiors allow for cool and breezy tropical living which blends seamlessly with the spacious outdoor entertaining area. A grand entranceHead down the hall and buyers will find a beautifully presented master bedroom with a spacious walk in robe and oversized ensuite. The remaining three spacious bedrooms all have built in robes with one of the rooms coming with a built-in desk.Mr Bantoft said the space would make an ideal office or teenage retreat.Split system airconditioning, a large internal laundry, separate third toilet, oversized double garage, 5000 litre water tank, access for caravan or boat and direct access out to the rear bushland completes a truly unique property package. center_img Space and style.First National Real Estate Cairns Central & Cairns Beaches agent Luke Bantoft is marketing the four-bedroom, two-bathroom property and said the attention to detail and superior quality was turning plenty of buyers’ heads.More from newsCairns home ticks popular internet search terms2 days agoTen auction results from ‘active’ weekend in Cairns2 days ago“The quality tiled flooring encompasses an expansive living room and dining space with remarkable cathedral ceilings and atrium,” he said. “Installed in the designer kitchen are premium 900mm appliances, a dishwasher, plenty of storage and a spacious walk in pantry.”last_img read more

Frequent teen drinking leads to problems with alcohol and drug use in adulthood, study finds

first_imgNZ Herald 11 July 2018Family First Comment: All the more reason to raise the drinking age..“..delaying when teenagers start drinking could have a significant impact on reducing problems from occurring later in life.”Problem drinking and substance abuse in adulthood can be attributed to frequent teenage drinking Australasian research has found.The research suggests that those who drink weekly before age 17 are three times more likely to binge drink, drink drive, be alcohol dependent and use other drugs than their peers.Nine thousand New Zealanders and Australians from age 13 to 30 took part in the study to provide evidence on the causal relationship between teen drinking and related problems in adulthood.It also uncovered that there is no direct relationship between teen drinking and negative psycho-social outcomes, such as sexual risk-taking, early parenthood and mental health problems.The study also found:• Those who drank at least weekly before age 17 had rates of alcohol dependence in adulthood that were three times higher than those who did not drink before age 17.• Drinking at least weekly before age 17 also increased the risk of smoking cigarettes in adulthood by 60 per cent• Weekly drinkers prior to age 17 had rates of drink-driving in adulthood that were almost three times higher than those who did not drink before age 17.• Drinking at least weekly during adolescence also increased typical alcohol consumption during adulthood by approximately 80 per cent compared with those who did not drink prior to age 17.READ MORE: read more

IXP for Dominica expected in January

first_img Share Share NewsRegional IXP for Dominica expected in January by: – January 3, 2012 14 Views   no discussions Sharecenter_img Tweet Sharing is caring! Secretary general of the Caribbean Telecoms Union, Bernadette Lewis. Photo credit: gerardbest.wordpress.comDominica is expected to have an internet exchange point (IXP) up and running in January, the third in the English-speaking Caribbean, Bernadette Lewis, secretary general of the Caribbean Telecoms Union (CTU), told BNamericas.At the end of May, the British Virgin Islands (BVI) and Grenada both launched IXPs. Other countries that have begun discussions on IXPs are St Kitts and Nevis and St Vincent and the Grenadines.The launches in Grenada and the BVI are part of the Caribbean regional IXP initiative, spearheaded by the CTU and research institute Packet Clearing House (PCH), both of which donated the initial IXP equipment.The perceived benefits of having local IXPs include faster and cheaper internet, the encouragement of local content development, hosting and development of e-government.The importance of having regional IXPs is something that the CTU has been promoting heavily during its ICT road shows carried out during 2011 in 16 countries.For 2012, road shows are scheduled for Dominica in January), Haiti in April, Grenada in May and Barbados in September, as well as dates to be determined in Montserrat and St Vincent and the Grenadines.Bnamermicas.comlast_img read more

Betty Jean Wilson, 83

first_imgBetty Jean Wilson, 83, Milford, passed away on Saturday, August 4, 2018 at Ashford Place in Shelbyville.  Born, November 11, 1934 in St. Paul, Indiana, she was the daughter of George and Rosa (Neukam) Gray.  Betty graduated in 1952 from St. Paul High School.  Betty worked for many years in factories, including Greensburg Sewing Factory and Arvin Industries.  She attended Indiana Business College in 1964 and then began a career in clerical work, working at Burney High School, REMC, Mitchell Industries, General Electric, and she retired from Wellman Industries.  Betty enjoyed bowling, traveling to Las Vegas to see Wayne Newton, and watching golf and bowling on the television.  She was a member of the Burney Baptist Church and a 50 year member of the Eastern Star in Milford.  She was married to Jack F. Wilson on November 1, 1952 and he preceded her in death on May 2, 2015.  Betty is survived by one daughter, Jacklyn (Richard) Henderson, Flat Rock, one brother, Paul Gray, Bradenton, FL, two grandchildren, David (Kim) Henderson, Milford, Jennifer (Matthew) Nicholson, Shelbyville, two great grandchildren, Reagan Nicholson and Emma Henderson, and one brother-in-law, Hershel Wilson, Greensburg.  She was preceded in death by her parents;  five brothers, Walter Gray, Robert Gray, Bernard Gray, George Gray, Jr., Larry Gray, one sister, Mildred (Homer) Crank, and one grandson, Matthew Henderson.  Visitation will be from 4-8:00 p.m. Thursday at the Porter-Oliger-Pearson Funeral Home in Greensburg.  Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, August 10, 2018 at the funeral home.  Interment will be held in the Milford Cemetery in Milford, Indiana.  Memorials may be made to the Road to Recovery. Online condolences can be made to the family at www.popfuneralhome.comlast_img read more