Brisbane pet owner Jacqui Paul with furbaby Alfie, loves the feel of Newstead where “there is a dog bowl outside every cafe”. Picture: Josh Wernham/SuppliedIt’s not just puppy love, things just got serious: Over half of all Aussies choose their furbaby’s comfort over living close to friends and relatives, and a third love their pet more than their mum or dad.The Suncorp Home Index Report found that it’s not called “pet favourite” for nothing with Aussies prioritising pet-friendliness over proximity to people they care about when they are on the property hunt. Exiting Socceroo hits the market in Brisbane He said ticking those boxes could be difficult and that sometimes meant having to live further away from friends and family to ensure pets were comfortable.The trend could be a windfall for property owners or sellers looking to offload pet friendly homes, according to Ray White New Farm principal Matt Lancashire.“More than two thirds of households now own pets. 30 per cent of Australians rent and 62 per cent own a pet, but last year, just 10 per cent of rental homes were labelled as pet-friendly. It certainly doesn’t just stop at renting either,” he said. Brisbane pet owner Jacqui Paul with furbaby Alfie: The Suncorp Home Index Report has found that over half of Aussies surveyed prioritised pet-friendliness over proximity to family and friends when looking for their next home. Picture: Josh Wernham/Supplied“One of the main questions we get asked by potential buyers is if it is a pet-friendly building. If a building is pet-friendly, there’s certainly a positive impact on price due to increased competition.”More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus10 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market10 hours agoForte Recruitment owner Jacqui Paul was among Brisbane pet owners whose furbabies determined where they lived.“Oh definitely if it’s pet-friendly, it makes a huge difference,” she said. “Because if it’s not pet-friendly, you can’t live with your fur child.”Even uglier properties would get a look in over prettier ones if they were dog friendly.“I think it’s more important for a property to be dog friendly over the aesthetics or the location,” Ms Paul said. Taking the furbabies out socialising is par for the course in pet-friendly suburbs. Picture: Josh Wernham/SuppliedFamily did a bit better (46 per cent) than friends (39 per cent), but pets clearly knocked it out of the park (more than 50 per cent).Suncorp EGM Lending Glenn Haslam said pets were becoming more important members of the family with the survey finding 38 per cent admited to loving them more than their human family members.“Australia has one of the highest rates of pet ownership in the world so there is no question – pets are adored members of the modern Australian family. This is even more true for younger generations with 59 per cent of those aged 18-34 placing importance on a potential new home’s pet-friendliness,” he said. 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FaithLifestyle Peruvian president calls bin Laden killing miracle from Pope John Paul II by: – May 3, 2011 Share Sharing is caring! Tweet Share Share 39 Views no discussions Peruvian President Alan Garcia in Colombia in March 2011.(CNN) – while many world leaders praised the U.S. killing of Osama bin Laden, the president of Peru went a step further on Monday, calling the development the first miracle of Pope John Paul II since he was beatified last weekend.“I have said that his first miracle has been to remove from the Earth this demonic incarnation of crime, evil and hatred,” Peruvian president Alan Garcia said, according to CNN affiliate America TV in Peru.“And I think that’s great news that should please Mr. Obama,” Garcia went on, referring to the U.S. president. “In some way, it also vindicates (former) President George W. Bush who made the decision to punish bin Laden and to patiently continue this work that is finally bearing fruit.”Pope John Paul II, who died in April 2005, was beatified in Rome on Sunday, hours before Obama announced that bin Laden had been killed in Pakistan by U.S. Special Forces.Beatification is the last step before sainthood and requires someone to have performed one miracle after his or her death. Sainthood requires the church to confirm a second miracle.
Rovers manager Gary Bowyer revealed at his press conference on Thursday afternoon that the Tigers had lodged an enquiry for Rhodes, who has scored 53 goals in 99 games for the East Lancashire outfit, and that the offer would be passed on to the club’s owners. And the Sky Bet Championship club have since confirmed to Press Association Sport that Hull’s approach has been turned down. Blackburn have rejected an initial bid from Hull for prolific striker Jordan Rhodes. Press Association
Leading the United States 10-6 after the morning foursomes at Royal Lytham, the home side required just three and a half points from the 10 singles to secure a fifth win in the last six contests on home soil. And after doing so at the earliest possible opportunity thanks to victories for Ashley Chesters, Cormac Sharvin and Jimmy Mullen – who compiled a perfect 4-0 record – and a half from Paul Dunne in the top four matches, further wins from Grant Forrest and Gary Hurley sealed an emphatic triumph. United States captain John Miller, who admitted he “acquiesced” to the wish of NCAA and US Amateur champion Bryson DeChambeau to go out last in the singles, said: “I am very proud of everyone to a man. They played hard and fought hard and lost with grace and dignity, and that’s not easy to do. “Nigel and his boys outplayed us, simple as that. They earned it.” DeChambeau went on to beat Moynihan 6&5, one of just two singles victories for the visitors, but had been on the 10th hole when the contest was decided. Leading 7-5 overnight, Edwards unsurprisingly sent the same foursomes pairings out in the same order and was rewarded with another 3-1 success. Chesters was then sent out first once more in the singles and made it three and a half points from four by beating Jordan Niebrugge, who lost all three of his matches just two months after finishing sixth in the Open at St Andrews. Sharvin then saw off 52-year-old Mike McCoy 4&3 before Mullen, who had partnered Chesters to two foursomes wins, beat Denny McCarthy. That left Dunne to secure a half against world number two Maverick McNealy, who missed from five feet for a birdie on the 18th that would have temporarily kept the contest alive. The final 16.5 to 9.5 scoreline meant both a record points tally and margin of victory, surpassing the 15-9 wins in 1999 and 2001 by sides featuring the likes of Paul Casey, Luke Donald, Graeme McDowell and 2015 captain Edwards. Edwards struggled to put into words what it meant to lead his side to victory for the second time in three attempts. “Gosh. It’s great,” said the 47-year-old Welshman, who did not rule out a record fourth spell as captain in Los Angeles in 2017. “At Royal Aberdeen (in 2011) we were up against it until the death but the boys at the top of the order went out fast as we needed them to do. “There were tremendous performances in every session. There were some matches where the players had to dig really deep and they proved crucial. At the start of the week we wanted to do something very special and this is it.” Eight of the US team were in the top 19 of the amateur world rankings, but Edwards added: “I was confident despite what the rankings said. It’s a great team of competitors who play lots of foursomes and singles match play and that came to the fore.” Five of the victorious team – Dunne, Mullen, Chesters, Hurley and Gavin Moynihan – will now turn professional, with Mullen signing off in style as the first GB&I player to win all four matches since Casey and Donald at Nairn in 1999. ” It did not matter as long as the team won, but to win all my matches is the icing on the cake,” the 21-year-old from Devon said. Dunne, who led the Open after 54 holes before fading on the final day, added: “I will take winning over 30th place every day. It’s so much better to do it as a team. Nigel has been a fantastic captain and inspired us from start to finish.” Press Association G reat Britain and Ireland captain Nigel Edwards hailed his side’s special achievement after they regained the Walker Cup in record-breaking fashion, securing an emphatic victory with six matches to spare.
Ronald Koeman has praised Graziano Pelle as “one of the best” strikers in the Premier League. Following a promising start to last season that ended with him in less impressive form, Koeman believes he has rediscovered his confidence and can eclipse last season’s total of 16. “Normally in my opinion a striker of (Manchester) City, Chelsea, United or Arsenal, they are creating more chances to score,” the Southampton manager said. “The chances to score are more often than strikers of Southampton or other teams but it his level, and his scoring goals is very good and I think he can beat his number of goals that he scored last year. “He’s a very complete striker, he’s not only physically strong, he knows what happens around him, has good technique, is tall but he’s not slow, his co-ordination’s very good. “He’s every time more clever in the box, has a good header, is a good finisher, and is in my opinion one of the best. “The best example is how good he is as a player at this moment, that he is the No 9 of the national team of Italy, without any discussion. That’s maybe the best way to explain how good Pelle is.” In addition to the return of Pelle from international duty, Koeman again has Jordy Clasie available for selection and could give the midfielder his Premier League debut against Claudio Ranieri’s team. Shane Long returned from playing for the Republic of Ireland with injured ankle ligaments, however, though given he was an unused substitute against Chelsea the manager will not need to reshape his team. The Italy international has so far this season scored seven goals in all competions – nine if including his two with the Italian national team – and is on Saturday again expected to start for Southampton when they host Leicester. As well as scoring Southampton’s third goal in the 3-1 victory at Chelsea prior to the international break, Pelle impressed with the winning goal in Italy’s recent 2-1 defeat of Norway. Press Association
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A Fort Lauderdale police officer has been suspended from his job after video surfaced showing him pushing a kneeling protester during Sunday night’s demonstration.Fort Lauderdale Police Chief Rick Maglione announced the decision on Monday stating:“That officer has been removed from any contact with the public,” said Maglione. “He is relieved from duty basically while this matter is investigated. It is going to be investigated first and foremost to see if any Florida statutes were violated. In other words, a criminal investigation is going to commence that the Florida Department of Law Enforcement is going to do. It’s not unusual in a case of police use of force.”Witnesses say the incident is what started a confrontation between protesters and police officers that ended in a riot.Several police cars, buildings, and businesses were left severely damaged.Maglione stated that while he does not believe the officer’s actions started the riot, his action may have escalated the situation.
The defending Division 1 champions won 37-7 at Cobh Pirates in their latest outing.Kilfeacle also came out on top by 16 to 14 against Galbally in the top flight while Clanwilliam lost 25-22 away to St Senan’s.Thurles kept up their promotion push by beating Youghal 13-12 at home.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has been deceived by false reports about Liberia’s presidential election after he congratulated his former player, George Weah, despite the fact that results have not yet been announced.Mr Wenger said:“I would like to congratulate one of my former players, who became president of Liberia.”Wenger coached former FIFA World Footballer of the Year Weah at French club Monaco in the 1990s and false reports online had claimed the former striker had won the election.Liberia’s presidential election took place on Tuesday with 20 candidates in the running.George Weah is seen as one of the front-runners to replace President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf having previously had two failed presidential bids.Speaking further about the former PSG, Chelsea and AC Milan star, Wenger said:“It is not often that you have a former player who becomes a president of a country.”“Well done George and I would say just for him to keep his enthusiasm and his desire to learn and to win,” he added.Early reports on the election state that it could go into second round as the winning candidate potentially need over 50% of the votes to emerge as the next president of Liberia.RelatedWenger Receives Liberia’s Highest Honour (Photos)August 25, 2018In “Africa”Iago FalqueJune 30, 2017Similar postWeah Criticised Over Decision To Honour WengerAugust 23, 2018In “Africa”
Manchester United were held 0-0 by Manchester City in a disappointing derby draw at Old Trafford.The first half was played at a fair pace, but neither side was able to create clear cut chances. Neither side was troubled, and neither ‘keeper had a save to make.The best chances of the half fell to Yaya Toure, whose looping header from a corner went just wide, and who spooned a shot inside the box after a great pass from Kevin De Bruyne. In the second half, United should have had a penalty when Raheem Sterling tripped Ander Herrera, and from the corner awarded Chris Smalling headed just wide.There were similarly few chances in the second half, and Anthony Martial almost set up the winner when Jesse Lingard forced Joe Hart into tipping a shot onto the bar, and Chris Smalling almost squeezed in a shot at the near post.City appeared to come for the draw, and that saw them return to the top of the table.– Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySports.