Linkedin Log in with your social account LOG INDon’t have an account? Register here Sports experts have spoken out against allowing high-ranking public officials or those with strong political backgrounds to lead a sports association, arguing it could end up being counterproductive to the development of sports if the officials lack the proven track record and skill set to run any such association.Though there are no regulations that prohibit political figures from running sports associations, experts in the field say that these kinds of people are prone to “hijacking” their respective associations for the purpose of improving their public image, all the while contributing little toward making substantive improvements to the industry.Chief of the Indonesian Sports Scientist Association Joko Pekik Irianto said it was harmful for those in power to use a sports association as a political instrument to gain popularity as it often resulted in putting sport… Topics : Facebook Forgot Password ? Google Budi-Gunawan esports-local Edy-Rahmayadi Soccer-Association-of-Indonesia Gibran-Rakabuming-Raka
Arteta has plenty of work to do this summer (Picture: Getty Images)Both Ainsley Maitland-Niles and January recruit Cedric Soares can play in the right-back position, providing stiff competition for the 25-year-old.The report states that Gunners are also willing to listen to offers for Alexandre Lacazette and Matteo Guendouzi.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 ArsenalGuendouzi has been frozen out of the squad since he grabbed Neal Maupay by the neck after their 2-1 loss to Brighton in June.Arsenal signed the £8 million Frenchman from Ligue 2 side Lorient in 2018, but the report claims that he will be allowed to leave this summer.MORE: Ian Wright hits out at Arsenal decision to announce significant job lossesMORE: Arsenal squad feel ‘betrayed’ and will speak to board after 55 members of staff are made redundantFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and InstagramFor more stories like this, check our sport page Arsenal right-back Hector Bellerin open to a new challenge as Mikel Arteta plots summer sales Bellerin could be off this summer (Picture: Getty Images)Arsenal right-back Hector Bellerin is open to a move away from the club in search of a new challenge, according to reports.The Spaniard has been in and out of the side this season, starting just 13 times in the Premier League as the Gunners finished in eighth position.Mikel Arteta is in the midst of a rebuild of culture and seemingly personnel, with many players’ futures looking uncertain.Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is reportedly edging closer to agreeing a new three-year deal with the club, however, Mesut Ozil – whose contract is also due to expire next summer – failed to make a single appearance after the restart.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTAccording to The Telegraph, Bellerin is one of the players that the north London club are open to selling in order to raise funds for their summer targets.The Spaniard – who has been at the club since 2011 – is also said to be keen on a fresh challenge. Comment Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterThursday 6 Aug 2020 7:57 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link Advertisement
The kitchen in the apartment at 2703/140 Alice St, Brisbane. Picture: realestate.com.au.Luxury apartments are still big sellers in Brisbane’s residential market, despite an oversupply of units in the inner-city market.The Abian tower, overlooking Brisbane’s Botanic Gardens, has attracted buyers such as celebrity chef Matt Moran, who forked out about $1 million for a two-bedroom, two-bathroom pad on level four of the building. The Abian residential building at 140 Alice St, Brisbane. Picture: realestate.com.au.A three-bedroom, two-bathroom apartment on the 27th floor of the building is for sale for a cool $2.68 million — that’s more than $12,000 a month in mortgage repayments. For that kind of money, you do get uninterrupted views over the Botanic Gardens to the Brisbane River, Kangaroo Point Cliffs and South Brisbane. GET THE LATEST REAL ESTATE NEWS DIRECT TO YOUR INBOX HERE It was originally purchased in August 2014 for $2.69 million. This apartment at 2703/140 Alice St, Brisbane, is for sale. Picture: realestate.com.au.Marketing agent Alex Jordon of McGrath Estate Agents said the vendors had originally planned to move into the apartment but bought a house in Indooroopilly instead, so decided to put the apartment back on the market.“What makes this apartment so desirable is that it’s a G-type layout,” Mr Jordan said.“We’ve had people fly up from Sydney and Melbourne just to view the apartment.”More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this homeless than 1 hour agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investorless than 1 hour agoHe said interest was mostly from owner occupiers, but also from some business people looking for a Brisbane base. Mr Jordan said he had also received an offer for a two-bedroom apartment in the building.The offer for number 803 was just under $1 million.Another three-bedroom, two-bathroom apartment at 2502/140 Alice Street is also back on the market after selling in 2014 for $1.62 million.It’s now being advertised for sale for $1.78 million through Matt Lancashire and Hamish Bowman of Ray White New Farm. One of the bedrooms in the apartment at 2703/140 Alice St, Brisbane. Picture: realestate.com.au.The 40-level tower features a 24-hour concierge, plunge pools, and treatment rooms, all fragranced with a specially created Abian perfume created in France. Brisbane’s most liveable suburbs Retail boss loses $400K selling Brisbane pad The top retirement hot spots Nearly 110 of Abian’s 147 apartments sold out before launch in 2014 at an average price of $1.6 million.“In terms of the level of finish and facilities available, (Abian is) the best product we’ve seen for a high rise in Brisbane ever,” Mr Jordan said. He said apartments in the project traded for $12,000 per square metre on average — much cheaper than a comparable product in Sydney which would trade for almost four times as much.“We think that gap is going to close because the Sydney market is easing and we’re seeing growth and confidence in the Brisbane market now,” Mr Jordan said. The plunge pool in the Abian apartment complex at 140 Alice St, Brisbane. Picture: realestate.com.au. The gold leaf ceiling of the foyer in the Abian residential tower in the Brisbane CBD.IF you’re looking for a new level of satisfaction in luxury apartment living, it’s not too late to buy into Brisbane’s sexiest high rise residential project.Two brand new, never-been-lived-in apartments are back on the market in Sunland’s sold out Abian complex — replete with Turkish baths and hand-applied gold leaf foyer.That’s right — more than 1000 gold leaf squares were hand applied to the suspended ceiling that flows through the foyer and into the lift lobby in the $239 million project, which has just been completed.