Ryan Fraser and Grant Hanley withdraw from Scotland squad with injury | Football News

first_img– Advertisement – UEFA: No plans to change Euro 2020 formatUEFA say it has no plans yet to change the format of Euro 2020 amid reports it is considering moving next summer’s tournament to Russia.European football’s governing body decided in March to postpone the tournament by 12 months due to the coronavirus pandemic, but has so far stood by the 12-city format it had originally devised.- Advertisement – Kick off 7:45pm Fraser missed Newcastle’s 2-0 defeat at Southampton on Friday with the issue, while Hanley was ruled out of Norwich’s 1-0 victory at home to Swansea a day later.Hanley – who has 30 caps for his country – had been called up to the Scotland squad for the first time in more than two years, while Fraser was looking to add to his 14 international appearances.The news comes as a blow to Scotland, who will travel to Belgrade this week knowing that a victory over Serbia in their one-legged play-off will see them qualify for their first major tournament since the 1998 World Cup.- Advertisement – Thursday 12th November 7:00pm Ryan Fraser and Grant Hanley will both miss Scotland’s crucial Euro 2020 play-off against Serbia after withdrawing from the squad with injury.Steven Reid, who is part of Scotland boss Steve Clarke’s backroom staff, confirmed the news after both Fraser and Hanley sustained hamstring problems.- Advertisement – French newspaper Le Parisien reported that installing Russia, which hosted the World Cup in 2018, as sole host for the finals was one option being considered by UEFA, with infection rates rising again across the continent.While UEFA has not ruled out changing the format, it said in a statement that it currently had no plans to do so.“UEFA intends to hold Euro 2020 in the format and the venues confirmed earlier this year and we are working closely with all host cities on preparations,” the statement read.“Given the uncertainties surrounding Covid – over which neither UEFA nor the local organising bodies have control – it is currently too early to say whether those games in June and July will have restrictions either on fans or even their staging.” As well as missing Thursday’s game at the Crvena Zvezda Stadium, Fraser and Hanley will also be unavailable for Scotland’s Nations League fixtures away to Slovakia on Sunday and Israel on November 18.last_img read more

The Queensland beach shed to end all bathing boxes

first_imgOwner Don Rankin said it may well be his strangest development so far, but filled a need.“As far as I know no one has ever done this in Queensland for the leisure market,” he told The Sunday-Mail. Queensland’s beach boxes are not as pretty as these Brighton bathing boxes, but they are bigger and half the price. Picture: Realestate.com.auThey’re not as pretty as Brighton’s world famous bathing boxes, but Queensland’s first freehold beach sheds will still set you back a pretty penny.Tough and secure, rather than picturesque or demure, the sheds are located on Moreton Island, just 100 metres from the water. And unlike the Melbourne version these beach boxes were built big — at 19.1 sqm each — large enough to take a caravan, your kayaks, kite surfer, dune buggy and any other toys essential for a proper holiday. MORE: NRL star’s renovated unit goes viral MORE: Pat Rafter misses out on $1m payday The beach boxes are just 100m from waterfront tracks. The beach boxes at Moreton Island. For $150,000 at 10 Banksia Street, Bulwer, on Moreton Island, you get a standard 7mx3m beach “shed”, which was about half the price of the Brighton version. Bathing box 44 on the beach in Melbourne sold for $307,000 in May 2016, which was a record at the time. The hybrid off-road camper can fit in the beach shed along with other summer toys.Popular with fishermen, surfers and campers, buying a house on Moreton Island was relatively expensive.“The last house (here) sold for $647,000 and the one before that $860,000, plus a block of land is over $500,000,” Mr Rankin said. Voila, the beach shed was born. “The barge cost is expensive. So if you own a shed, it’s good as you can leave a camper, trailer and all your gear in your shed.” A Bathing Box 44 in Brighton, Melbourne, sold for $307,000 on May 28, 2016 — which was a record price for the time. Picture: Realestate.com.auFor $187,000, the Queensland shed would contain a new hybrid off-road caravan suited to the island’s sand tracks.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus15 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market15 hours agoSix sheds were on the market and they come equipped with motion activated LED lighting, exit light, concrete floors, Steeline roller door, and annual maintenance/security costs $1000.“We can’t let the southern states have all the fun” was how it’s been marketed by agent Danny Mailer of LJ Hooker Redcliffe. Vehicle tracks along a popular strip of Moreton Island’s beaches. There are a multitude of camping spots along the waterfront. Inside the Moreton Island ‘beach shed’“It’s like being in Fiji, yet only 20km from Brisbane. Most people that own a holiday house will tell you about the ongoing maintenance that is required on the island, but a storage shed has no maintenance. You just sort of set and forget.”“It’s Gods country on Brisbanes doorstep, but don’t tell anyone. If you’ve ever been to Moreton Island you would know.” FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON FACEBOOK MORE: Clive Palmer’s son loses small fortune on land bank 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 estate01:59last_img read more

Special investigation: New Zealand’™s shameful record of child abuse

first_imgStuff co.nz 21 November 2015New Zealand remains one of the most dangerous countries in the developed world in which to grow up, despite efforts from successive governments.Thirteen Kiwi kids have died in suspicious circumstances so far this year – one of the worst years on record and much higher than the annual average of nine.Every second day, a child is admitted to hospital suffering from inflicted injuries, including burns, broken bones and head wounds – with Starship children’s hospital in Auckland seeing more cases of serious abuse than ever before.Police are being swamped with child abuse complaints and have boosted the number of detectives working on the sensitive cases in recent months.A  Stuff data investigation has found at least 204 children, aged 0-14, have died as a result of neglect, abuse, or maltreatment in New Zealand since 1992.Most commonly, they died at the hands of men. Almost three quarters of the killers were family members.The killers were almost equally likely to be mothers or fathers, accounting for 31 per cent and 29 per cent of cases respectively, where the victim’s relationship with the killer was known.De facto fathers were the next largest group of perpetrators, accounting for 17 per cent of cases.The most common cause of death for a child was a head injury, followed by asphyxia, which includes suffocation, strangulation and carbon monoxide poisoning.Children were at greatest risk of death from assault when they were under five years old, with the highest risk in the first year of life.Stuff’s investigation found the average age of a child killed in the last two decades was about three years old.Nearly half of child homicide victims were Maori, while Maori made up just a quarter of the country’s child populationDeprived parts of the country were overwhelmingly represented in the statistics.According to a 2014 report by the NZ Child and Youth Epidemiology Service, 786 children aged 0-14 were admitted to hospital from 2009 to 2013 with injuries arising from either assault, neglect or maltreatment. The figures are likely under reported because officials have to be certain of an assault before it can be recorded.The report shows admission rates have declined gradually since 2000.However, child abuse expert Dr Patrick Kelly, clinical director of Starship’s child protection team Te Puaruruhau, said research showed abusive head trauma referrals to the hospital were on the rise.http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/73717177/special-investigation-new-zealands-shameful-record-of-child-abuselast_img read more