All September matches to be broadcast live in UK, says Premier League

first_imgTopics : All 28 Premier League matches scheduled to be played in September will be broadcast live in the United Kingdom, the league announced on Tuesday after a shareholders meeting.The new season kicks off on Saturday with eight matches on the opening weekend and the clubs agreed they will be broadcast via Sky Sports, BT Sport, Amazon Prime Video and the BBC.All matches are being played without any spectators in attendance due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “Sky Sports and BT Sport have already selected 17 matches for live broadcast for the first three match rounds of the 2020-21 season,” the Premier League said in a statement.”Of the remaining 11 matches, Sky Sports will broadcast an additional six, BT Sport a further three and BBC and Amazon Prime Video one each.”The season kicks off with Arsenal’s visit to newly-promoted Fulham while title holders Liverpool host Leeds United who won the second-tier Championship last season.The league said they were also in discussions with BBC Radio and talkSPORT for a similar solution for radio and were talking to stakeholders about arrangements for matches from October.Manchester City and Manchester United are not involved in matches on the opening weekend due to their participation in the latter stages of last season’s Champions League and Europa League respectively, which only ended last month. last_img read more

Perfect property for living the high life

first_img4102/140 Alice St, Brisbane City, BrisbaneIF you’ve always wanted to live on top of the world, this is the penthouse for you.The new luxury penthouse apartment is in Sunland’s Abian. It spans 323sq m with views over the Brisbane River and botanical gardens.On entry, spacious, open-plan living areas are accentuated by travertine tiles, high ceilings and neutral colour schemes, with floor-to-ceiling glass flooding the interior with natural light.From the front door, two galleries lead to the main living hub, providing art lovers with more than 10 metres to showcase their finest pieces. 4102/140 Alice St, Brisbane City, Brisbane“There is also a 20m dual-lane, temperature-regulated pool and spa, perfect for relaxation and fitness.” DETAILS 4102/140 Alice St, BrisbaneFour bed, three bath, four carFor sale: By expressions of interest, closing Jan 22, 5pmAgent: Simon Caulfield, Place Kangaroo Point 4102/140 Alice St, Brisbane City, BrisbaneAgent Simon Caulfield described the penthouse as the pinnacle of splendour and luxury, with Abian a building like no other in Brisbane — offering an array of world-class amenities.“The moment you enter the grand foyer you are met with extravagance,” Mr Caulfield said.“Formal sitting and meeting rooms are complimented by a 24-hour concierge service, with staff available for everything from mail delivery to dog walking and dry cleaning and apartment cleaning services.“On level two, a health club offers six-star gym facilities fully stocked with Technogym machines, free weights and yoga mats, while a day spa-like arrangement offers a one-of-a-kind Turkish Hammam and steam room, sauna and cold plunge pool. 4102/140 Alice St, Brisbane City, BrisbaneOverlooking a living and dining space and covered balcony with curved glass is the kitchen, featuring Calcutta marble bench tops, two-pac cabinetry, Miele appliances including gas and induction cook tops, a built-in wine fridge, double integrated fridges and a butler’s pantry with soft-close doors and drawers. 4102/140 Alice St, Brisbane City, BrisbaneMore from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus22 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market22 hours agoOff the gallery space, a hallway leads right to a library before curving around to a laundry with an internal clothes line, a bathroom and two bedrooms with built-in wardrobes. The library, appointed with a bookshelf of more than five metres, then leads through to a media room and a bedroom with built-in wardrobes and an ensuite.In its own wing for privacy, the main bedroom features a bespoke his and hers walk-in wardrobe with plenty of hanging and cupboard space, luggage storage and a jewellery shelf. An ensuite completes the room, boasting opulence with its art-inspired vanity and bidet.last_img read more

Novak Djokovic’s Bittersweet Miracle In Melbourne

first_imgSerbia’s Novak Djokovic who on Sunday, won his 17 th Grand slam Championship and his 8 th Australian Open in as many finals after getting the better of Austrian Dominic Thiem 6-4 4-6 2-6 6-3 6-4 in 5 riveting sets, was left with a bittersweet taste in his mouth due to the apparent sway of crowd support being pit against him during the course of the match.Djokovic who time and again has proclaimed the Australian Open to be his favourite tournament on the ATP circuit and the Rod Laver Arena to be his favourite hunting ground, felt hard done by in the early stages of his match against fifth seed Dominic Thiem, after the crowd made it evident that it was rooting against him.Novak expressed disappointment multiple times throughout the entirety of the match regarding this by looking at his player box in disbelief while smirking at the crowd among other such ways and didn’t hesitate in remaining consistent with this approach even after he had converted his match point and triumphed as he pointed out to a rather vocal Thiem supporter in the crowd before signalling him to shut his mouth which only goes to show the degree to which it all affected him.This is not new for the Serbian as he has always been treated as the second favourite by the crowd regardless of where he plays during the penultimate stages of a tournament when he inevitably comes up against the likes of other beloved virtuosos like Switzerland’s Roger Federer or Spain’s Rafael Nadal.Djokovic’s problem however might have stemmed from the fact that the public seal of approval still eluded him despite him facing off against Thiem, a dangerous but rather new contender who still has miles to go before cementing his place in the world of tennis as a household name.This visible indignation in the champion further amplified in the second set during his service game at 4-4, when the umpire twice warned him for a 25 second time violation, the second time when he was down break point taking his first serve away which disrupted his flow and led to him getting broken after which he quickly dropped the second and third sets while playing at a level which was well below his best as pointed out by veteran commentators in charge of the match, Mark Petchey and John Fitzgerald.The Serbian ace though who is known in the tennis fraternity to be a “Mental Giant,” stayed true to his reputation and did not succumb to the odds stacked against him as he returned in typical fashion winning the fourth and the fifth sets decisively after receiving treatment off court during a medical time out which he took at the end of the 3 rd set causing worrisome speculation amongst his supporters.Djokovic despite being the favourite on paper, was not expected to triumph easily in the final, as Thiem had gotten the better of him during the last four out of their five outings including twice on a grand slam stage, proving to the world that he was not one to be diminished by the magnitude of the moment. In addition, Thiem on his way to the final had also showed spectacular form in disposing off heavy favourite Rafael Nadal in the quarter final before conquering another future champion in the form of Alexander Zverev in the semifinal while only dropping a single set to both of them.Serbia’s superstar however, who entered the Australian Open as world number 2, managed to secure a hard fought victory in five hotly contested sets and in doing so, is all set to reclaim his world number 1 ranking, dethroning Rafael Nadal from the helm. This also puts Djokovic’s grand slam tally at a staggering total of 17, which is just three shy of Federer’s record 20 and two short of Nadal’s 19. Keeping in mind that the Serbian has significantly more time left in his career than his aging counterparts Federer and Nadal, he is now the favourite to end up as the all time leading grand slam champion in tennis history.-Gaurav AgarwalB.A. (Journalism & Mass Communication) Also Read: Novak Djokovic determined to end up on topAlso Watch: Watch | First Reaction of Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Union Budget 2020last_img read more