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“When we all started playing football it was without a crowd. If I play today from time to time, it’s without a crowd, I still want to win. That’s exactly how it is,” he added. “It’s all different but we cannot change that.”We have to use the circumstances, not suffer from that. That means there’s a game between Everton and Liverpool, which is still a derby and important for both teams for different reasons. That’s what we are looking forward to.”Derbies have provided little reason for Everton to remember fondly of late.The Blue half of Liverpool have not celebrated a victory over the Reds in 10 years and 21 matches.Twice at Anfield this season, even an under-strength Liverpool have proved too strong for their local rivals.However, Everton boss Carlo Ancelotti wants his side to embrace the “opportunity” to cause an upset in front of a huge global audience in the first weekend of Premier League action since March.”It will be difficult but we have to consider it as a great opportunity to show our quality and come back to the Premier League with a good performance,” said the Italian.“I am pleased the game is at Goodison Park, but no one is pleased to play games without supporters.”Ancelotti still has lofty ambitions of Everton challenging for a European place despite his side starting the day in 12th.Victory at Goodison will mean Liverpool’s three-decade wait can come to an end on Wednesday when they host Crystal Palace at Anfield, no matter how City fare against Burnley.Chelsea also return to action for the first time in three months on Sunday as they look to cement their place in the top four at Aston Villa.Frank Lampard’s men hold a two-point lead over Manchester United and Wolves in fourth, but that advantage could be reduced to one point by kick-off at Villa Park if Sheffield United beat Newcastle to move into fifth.Topics : Despite concerns over supporters congregating around the stadiums, Sunday’s clash will take place at Everton’s Goodison Park (kick off 1800GMT), less than a mile from Liverpool’s Anfield home.A Merseyside derby like no other will take place behind closed doors, but Klopp is just relieved to have the chance to complete the job on the field after some suggested the season be declared null and void due to the coronavirus pandemic.”I became worried in the moment when people started talking about null and void the season because I was like ‘wow’,” said Klopp in his pre-match videoconference. “That would have been really, really, really hard.”The German urged his players to embrace the circumstances rather than make excuses. Liverpool can close to within one win of a first league title in 30 years when the English champions-elect return to action for the first time in three months against local rivals Everton on Sunday.Jurgen Klopp’s men set a record-breaking pace in the opening eight months of the season, dropping just five points in 29 games to open up a 22-point lead at the top of the table.A maximum of two wins are now needed from the last nine games to end the long-wait, but Liverpool could be champions as soon as Monday if they beat Everton and Manchester City lose to Burnley 24 hours later.
The British Steel Pension Scheme (BSPS) could see its deficit hit £1bn-£2bn if its sponsor, Tata Steel, cuts all funding links, the scheme’s trustees have warned.BSPS’ investment team successfully eroded almost its entire estimated shortfall over the course of last summer, but the trustees today warned that the deficit would widen again if they were not permitted to adjust benefits.The £15bn (€17.6bn) scheme’s trustee board today wrote to members explaining its case for entering a “regulated apportionment arrangement” (RAA), allowing benefits to be “modified” to make them more affordable.The trustees said they were “pressing” the Pensions Regulator and the Pension Protection Fund (PPF) for permission to establish a RAA. Allan Johnston, chair of trustees, wrote in the letter: “Separation [from Tata Steel] through an agreed RAA, with members and pensioners able to have modified benefits in a new scheme, would be a better outcome than if Tata Steel became insolvent and the whole of the BSPS went into the PPF. That is why the trustees are actively exploring a potential RAA with Tata Steel, the Pensions Regulator, and the Pension Protection Fund.”Johnston emphasised that the trustees would not agree to the RAA until it was satisfied that entry into the PPF was otherwise inevitable.The RAA would involve the creation of a new pension fund. Members would then be given the choice of following the existing scheme into the PPF – which the trustees maintain is not necessary – or transferring to the new standalone fund.The decision would most crucial for BSPS’ more than 31,000 deferred members, who would face cuts of 10% to their promised pension payouts in the PPF. Members who have already retired would be paid in full.The BSPS trustees have previously proposed adjusting the scheme’s indexation rules to reduce its liabilities, but they have so far not made public any concrete proposals for what a RAA would look like.Deficit dilemmaCrucial to the agreement of a RAA is the UK government’s review of defined benefit regulation, expected this year.The Work and Pensions Committee – an influential group of politicians – published a report late last year calling for the RAA to be made more accessible for situations such as BSPS.In its letter to scheme members, the BSPS trustees said its next actuarial valuation, to be calculated as of 31 March 2017, would have to take into account a change to a lower-risk investment policy and “build in additional prudence” if Tata Steel is successful in its bid to cut its ties to the scheme.“Although the final position will not be known for some time after [31 March], recent funding updates show that the scheme would currently have a modest deficit if liabilities are valued using the same actuarial assumptions as were used for the 2014 valuation (adjusting for current market conditions),” the trustees said.But the loss of its employer covenant would mean a deficit of “between £1bn and £2bn”. This would require annual employer contributions of between £100m and £200m a year for 15 years, the trustees claimed, which Tata Steel says it cannot afford.Unions support scheme closureBefore any changes can be made to BSPS, it must be closed to future accrual. A consultation is currently underway regarding this proposal, and workers’ unions today recommended their members accept the closure.The Unite, GMB, and Community unions said in a joint communication to members: “It is our collective view, supported by our independent experts, that this is the only credible and viable way to secure the future”.Tata Steel’s proposal also included introducing a defined contribution (DC) scheme with an employer contribution of 10% of workers’ pay.Hugh Nolan, president of the Society of Pension Professionals and director of Spence & Partners, said this replacement DC arrangement “still compares favourably to the typical scheme offered to employees in many other industries across the UK”.“A decent pension scheme with sustainable employment does seem like a better outcome for members than a fantastic pension scheme that leaves them jobless,” he said. “Having negotiated the improved offer, I think the unions are doing the right thing recommending this deal to their members.”Negotiations between BSPS, the Pensions Regulator, and the PPF are ongoing.
Cultural Heritage: Milton Urban Common. Photo: suppliedMore from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa7 hours agoParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus9 hours agoThe Milton Urban Common, on the corner of Manning St and Railway Tce, in Brisbane’s inner west, won the Cultural Heritage Award for “taking the Queensland deck vernacular into a civic scale”. Urban Design: Hills Avenue, City Botanic Gardens. Photo: suppliedA new Hills Avenue boardwalk under historic weeping figs in the City Botanic Gardens won the Urban Design Award of Excellence and in Ipswich the Small Creek Naturalisation project won the Land Management Award of Excellence. 100-strong crowd forces impromptu bus stop auction Community Contribution: Hummingbird House, Chermside. Photo: suppliedQueensland’s only children’s hospice, Hummingbird House at Chermside in Brisbane’s north, won the Community Contribution Award for gardens that have been sensitively designed for play and respite by the Saunders Havill Group in collaboration with residents and staff.“A lot of love from a lot of people has gone into this project,” Ms Robbins said.“The generous delivery of a sequence of richly detailed and planted areas belies the budget.” “This time will be remembered for the difficulties we face together but it will also be remembered for the opportunities and connections we create,” Ms Robbins said.“Landscape architects … connect and bring communities together, we bring comfort by adapting micro climates, we enable fun and learning through play, and we create places that unlock potential and reveal the beauty of our environment and our relationship with it.”The Australian Institute of Landscape Architect Queensland awards were held ‘virtually’ with 14 category winners, including three projects which received an Award of Excellence in their category.The Domic eco lair, built for Russian hemp tycoon Evgeny Skigin at Sunshine Beach, received the Gardens Award of Excellence with the three-level concrete domed building having 1400sq m of living space camouflaged under a green canopy, with solar panels, batteries, water storage and a greywater system. Domic from the air. Photo: suppliedFortitude Valley’s Place Design Group and the Maroochydore-based James Birrell Design Lab were the landscape architect teams behind the project which featured curved roof gardens and green walls and multifaceted weathered steel facades.Ms Robbins said the project was an example of how uber-luxury living can integrate into the environment rather than be imposed upon.“A rock star of a garden but a star with environmental cred,” she said.“Challengingly sited adjoining Noosa National Park, the project embraces and allows itself to be sculptured and engulfed by the forms and vegetation of Sunshine Beach.“The jury commends the client, Evgeny Skigin for his commitment to the process and outcome as patronage of design is a harbinger of innovation.” Buy now and get your mortgage paid for a year MORE PROPERTY STORIES WANT A DESIGNER GARDEN? SEE THE BEST ON THE MARKET TODAY FOLLOW THE REAL ESTATE TEAM ON FACEBOOK The Domic eco lair at Sunshine Beach. Photo: suppliedAn $18 million ‘self-reliant eco lair’ built into sand dunes on the Sunshine Coast has been named Queensland’s best private garden at the 2020 Queensland Landscape Architecture Awards. Gardens award: Domic, Sunshine Beach. Photo: suppliedA record number of entries were received for this year’s awards despite having to be submitted during the peak of the coronavirus lockdown with award chair Deb Robbins saying landscape architects are ‘ultimately suited to these times’.
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4. Leicester City FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Leicester fans rated themselves highly in the bedroom and suggested they lasted an average of 28 minutes. Promoted ContentEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show You5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way6 TV Characters Whose Departures Have Made The Shows BetterThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreBest Car Manufacturers In The WorldWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?A Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic Bombs6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually TrueBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?Top 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World 1. Tottenham Hotspur According to LELO UK, supporters from all three clubs awarded themselves an average score of 6.22 out of 10. Leicester City finished in the ‘final Champions League slot’ with 64 per cent of fans thinking their partner would reach climax during sex. 10. Bournemouth 6. Liverpool 5. Arsenal Bournemouth and Arsenal supporters came only one minute behind Foxes fans for their average time in the bedroom.Unfortunately for West Ham fans, LELO found that they were the least sexually active and 19 per cent claimed that they have never had sex.Brighton fans were the most sexually active as 87 per cent insisted that they had sex at least once a week. “It also shows that how well you think you perform doesn’t necessarily transfer to how satisfied you and your partner are after sex.“It’s time to get Britain talking about sex and ensure couples are able to speak freely about what makes them happy in the bedroom.” 7. Manchester City However, Seagulls supporters came bottom of the table for their performances under the sheet as they only rated themselves and their partners a 4.6 out of 10.Posted below are the 11 football supporters who have the best sex, according to LELO’s study. 9. West Ham United A UK study has revealed that Tottenham supporters top the table for the football fans that have the best sex.LELO UK conducted the study of over 4,000 football fans in 2019 and a whopping 71 per cent of Spurs fans believe their partners reached orgasm when they have sex. 8. Chelsea 11. Brighton and Hove Albion Kate Moyle, a sex expert at LELO, said: “We want people all across the country to bring the same passion and dedication that they have for football into the bedroom.“The results of our research, though, shows that there are massive gaps between the quality of the sex being enjoyed by footballs fans across all of the Premier League teams.Read Also: EPL restart suffers setback as Brighton confirm third COVID-19 case Meanwhile, fans supporting United, Chelsea and Manchester City were confident about their skills under the sheets. Newcastle fans finished a close second to Spurs supporters with 68 per cent, while Manchester United came third with 65 per cent. 3. Manchester United Loading… 2. Newcastle United
Qatar has accepted an invitation to compete at the 2021 Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) Gold Cup. The nation will compete in the Gold Cup for the first time, around 18 months before it hosts the 2022 World Cup. It will not be the first time an Asian nation has played in the CONCACAF tournament after South Korea participated in 2002. South Africa also took part in the 2005 edition, while South American Football Confederation members Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru have also been invited in the past. Qatar will head into the competition off the back of their first Asian Cup title last year, having defeated favourites Japan 3-1 in the final. Their inclusion means there will be one less spot open for the preliminary draw. CONCACAF announced that it will be holding a preliminary draw prior to its usual 16-team group stage for the first time, giving more countries from the continent an opportunity to play in the region’s biggest tournament for national teams. A total of 12 teams will compete for the final three spots in the group stages in a knockout format – with teams having to win two rounds to qualify for the final 16. This will run from July 2 to 6 in a centralised location in the United States ahead of the rest of the competition. Initially there were four places available from the preliminary round’s original format. Twelve teams were set to compete in knockout rounds, with the four best-placed teams from the Nations League playing in the second round against the winners of the first round. Now all 12 teams will compete under the bracket elimination format with no nations given a bye to the next round. Promoted ContentThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoThe 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The WorldWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?You’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime9 Most Disturbing Movie Dystopias7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The WorldBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthA Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This Day7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better Following the group stage of the Gold Cup, another change will be made to the brackets for the quarter-finals onwards. In previous years, qualifiers would play teams on the same side of the bracket as them, but now they will face those on the opposite side instead. For example, the winner of Group D, will face the runner-up of Group A – with the winner of that match playing either the winner of Group B or the runner-up of Group C in the semi-final. The first draw for the Gold Cup is scheduled to take place on September 28, with both the preliminary round and the group stage being drawn. Canada, Costa Rica, Curacao, El Salvador, Grenada, Honduras, Jamaica, Martinique, Mexico, Panama, debutants Suriname and the United States have all qualified so far, as well as guests Qatar. Barbados, the Bahamas, Bermuda, Cuba, French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Montserrat, St Vincent and the Grenadines and Trinidad and Tobago are all set to compete in the preliminary round. The Gold Cup final is expected to take place on August 1. “The CONCACAF Gold Cup continues to grow as a competition and we are hugely excited at the prospect of the 2021 edition, particularly as it falls in the Confederation’s 60th anniversary year,” said CONCACAF President and FIFA vice-president Victor Montagliani. “A new format that provides more excitement for fans allows us to build on a very successful 2019 edition, which included competitive football and great stories. read also:Qatar FA fines Xavi, players over Coronavirus rules breach “We know from last year’s Gold Cup, and the compelling inaugural CONCACAF Nations League group stage, that the standards of men’s international football continue to rise in our Confederation. “I am very confident we will see more of the same in the new preliminary round for Gold Cup 2021.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading…
Press Association He went on: “It’s always good to get individual glories as a player because they’re the things you can look back on at the end of your career and tell your grandchildren you were top scorer for that season. “I’m sure he’ll be gunning for that and I’ll try to help him get there.” After Suarez’s effort made it 4-0 yon Sunday, Sturridge netted Liverpool’s fifth with a penalty, leaving the England forward’s record since joining the Reds from Chelsea in January showing five goals in seven appearances in all competitions. The other scorers for the Reds, who moved up to seventh place with the win, were Steven Gerrard with another spot-kick, Philippe Coutinho and Jose Enrique. Suarez’s strike in Sunday’s 5-0 win over Swansea at Anfield took his tally to 18 league goals for the campaign and the Uruguay international is currently the division’s second-highest scorer with only Manchester United striker Robin van Persie – on 19 goals – ahead of him. Asked if he thought Suarez could claim the award this term, Sturridge told www.liverpoolfc.com: “I don’t see why not. There are 11 games left for us so I’m sure he can. I’ll try to help him get there and give him opportunities.” Daniel Sturridge is keen to help his fellow Liverpool frontman Luis Suarez secure this season’s Barclays Premier League Golden Boot award.
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For all the Latest Sports News News, Indian Premier League News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Quinton de Kock’s innings went in vain as KXIP managed an easy win. KL Rahul registered first fifty of the season. Mumbai Indians have now lost two out of three games. New Delhi: Quinton de Kock’s 60, his seventh in the Indian Premier League had helped the Mumbai Indians set 177 runs target. However, KL Rahul not only laid the foundation at the top but also played through the innings to help his side register their first win at home and upstage Mumbai Indians by 8 wickets at PCA IS Bindra Stadium. He was well backed-up by Chris Gayle and Mayank Agarwal. The duo helped Punjab to get near the total and rest was done by Rahul and Miller. In the end, It was a sensational display of batsmanship on display from Quinton de Kock, KL Rahul, and Chris Gayle. After the upset against KKR in their last game, Kings XI Punjab made a strong comeback in their home game against Mumbai Indians (MI). KL Rahul and Murugan Ashwin were the star performers for the home team in the match and did really well. Mayank Agarwal also played an aggressive cameo and contributed a massive part in the win. Mumbai Indians, after starting well, failed to finish well with the bat. Except for Rohit Sharma, Quinton de Kock, and Hardik Pandya, no one else really got going. They didn’t get to a par total on a high-scoring ground and the bowlers had very little to defend. Mumbai Indians lost the match by 8 wickets. Indians, after being put into bat, got off to a flyer courtesy the brilliance of their openers. While Rohit Sharma usually takes some time to settle in, he didn’t waste any balls this time. He got going right from the start and scored 32 off 18 balls before Hardus Viljoen struck him on the pads and dismissed him LBW. However, the Mumbai skipper was not out as the ball went down leg and missed the stumps. But, he didn’t opt to take the DRS and walked back to the pavilion. Soon, Suryakumar Yadav also tried to play across and line and was trapped in front of the stumps by Murugan Ashwin. Quinton de Kock, though, played aggressive cricket and didn’t bother much about what was happening at the other end. He smashed 60 runs off 39 balls and put the team in a very good position.Hardik Pandya played a good cameo yet again towards the end. He took 19 balls to score 31 runs and was looking good. But he got at the wrong time and Punjab managed to pull things back beautifully. MI was looking for a score around 190 or 200 at one stage. However, they could only get 176 runs which were a below-par total. In the chase, Punjab started very slow. KL Rahul hardly got going in the initial part of his innings and struggled to hit the ball well.However, just when the pressure was building up, Chris Gayle broke free. He smashed four humungous sixes and looked dangerous. After he scored 40 runs off 24 balls, Krunal Pandya dismissed him just at the right time. After he fell, Mayank Agarwal came in and played a very aggressive knock. In just 21 balls, he scored 43 runs and took the pressure off his partner, KL Rahul.The 28-year-old hit one straight back into the hands of Krunal Pandya and got out. Rahul, after all the initial struggles, did extremely well towards the end and hit some valuable runs off the bowling of Jasprit Bumrah. He remained unbeaten on 71 runs as KXIP sailed through to an 8-wicket win in overs. highlights