Former Queensland Governor Peter Arnison is selling his Ascot home

first_imgBarbara and Major General Peter Arnison are selling their Ascot house.FORMER Queensland governor Major General Peter Arnison and his wife Barbara are selling their Ascot Queenslander.The couple plan to downsize into an apartment on the Brisbane River.They bought their home at 86 Yabba St, Ascot more than 24 years ago and moved into it when General Arnison retired from the Australian Army in 1996.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home5 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor5 hours ago86 Yabba St, AscotShortly afterwards, in 1997, they were on the move again, this time to Government House when General Arnison served as Governor of Queensland.Mrs Arnison said the family leased their house while they were living in Government House and moved back to Yabba St when Gen Arnison finished his term.The home is listed through Scott Darwon of Ray White New Farm.Mr Darwon said it was a coveted opportunity to secure a significant piece of Ascot history.It will be auctioned on May 27 at 1pm.last_img read more

Ostriches not welcome at Chelsea, warns Jose Mourinho

first_img “I don’t think we’ll be in trouble not to have the desire and personality to play (against Southampton).” Mourinho defended his methods after suggestions some players were unhappy with his criticism, insisting it is imperative to rebuke players in front of their team-mates. “Of course (I criticise) in front of the other players, because I coach,” Mourinho said. “When I criticise the mistake of my right-back and Ola Aina is present, it’s an education for him. “When I criticise a mistake of Gary Cahill and John Terry is in the meeting, if he didn’t play he knows what I want. “If I criticise Willian for his movement, Pedro is listening and learning.” Even Eden Hazard, Chelsea’s standout performer last term, has not been immune, dropping to the substitutes’ bench for Tuesday night’s loss at Porto. Mourinho had an explanation for Hazard’s sub-standard display in last Saturday’s draw at Newcastle – the Belgian had become a father for the third time the previous evening – and insists the forward remains the Premier League’s best. “If we arrive in May and Eden Hazard doesn’t have a good period, we are in trouble and he is too because his season was very bad,” Mourinho added. “He played very well against Arsenal. Against Newcastle he was all night without sleeping because his baby was born that night. “He travelled on the morning of the game and wasn’t in the best condition. He’s in a period where he’s not at the top of his game, but he’s the best.” Jose Mourinho has told his Chelsea players to face their problems head on and not to hide like ostriches. “There is an animal that puts its head in the ground… an ostrich,” Mourinho said. “In the bad moments, you cannot do that and just wait for a better moment to come, or for the problems to be resolved by themselves. “Or waiting for the moon to change and give you better vibrations. You make mistakes, you are in a bad moment, no ostrich (behaviour), (lift your) head up, face the problems, speak, work. For me, this is the way.” Pearson was forced to apologise for calling a journalist an ostrich during a tetchy press conference in April. Mourinho says players shirking responsibility would be a poor response, but he believes the 2-0 win over Arsenal showed that is not the case with his players. “Sometimes, players are on the pitch and they are hidden,” he added. “It’s the worst thing, when you don’t want to be there. You lose two or three matches, the next match you play at home and you don’t want to be there. “I think we showed against Arsenal that we don’t have that profile. We came against Arsenal in a worse run than now, after (defeats to) Crystal Palace and Everton. Press Association Chelsea will bid to improve on their miserable start to the season – four wins in 11 games in all competitions, including two in seven in the Premier League – against Southampton on Saturday. Amid talk of a crisis and suggestions of rifts within the squad, Mourinho is defiant, and he became the second Premier League manager in under a year after former Leicester boss Nigel Pearson to make a reference to a certain flightless bird. last_img read more

Shohei Ohtani back on track to return to Angels rotation

first_imgNEW YORK — The interruption in Shohei Ohtani’s pitching schedule may end up amounting to only a few days.Ohtani threw a light bullpen session Saturday, which could put him back on schedule to start Wednesday in Detroit. He had been expected to start Sunday in New York, but the Angels scratched him, citing “workload management.”Manager Mike Scioscia was noncommittal Saturday afternoon about the plans for Ohtani, beyond saying he had to get through a light bullpen session and a more intense one.“We are going to wait for these things to happen,” Scioscia said. “We do anticipate, if everything goes well, that he’s pitching sometime in Detroit.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error The Angels open a four-game series Monday in Detroit.Ohtani’s previous schedule had him throwing the light bullpen four days before a start, and the heavier one two days prior.By scratching Ohtani’s start Sunday, the Angels denied fans the chance to see Ohtani and Masahiro Tanaka share the mound. Instead, they are likely to see Ohtani hit against Tanaka.Ohtani had said Thursday he figured there would plenty of chances down the road to pitch against each other.Tanaka, speaking Saturday, didn’t seem to be too disappointed that their meeting has changed.center_img “It was becoming a big thing, facing each other,” Tanaka said through his interpreter. “That going away maybe spoils it for the fans a little bit, but I’ll probably face him as a batter, so I just have to go out there and do my thing and try to get him out.”Scioscia would not commit to Ohtani hitting Sunday. The Angels have made it clear Ohtani will not be able to start at DH the day before or after he pitches, but he’s started almost every other day he’s been available. The only exceptions were when the Angels were facing left-handed pitchers. Tanaka is a right-hander.ALSOScioscia said he is not ready to switch to a lineup with Ohtani batting ahead of Albert Pujols. Coming into Saturday’s game, Ohtani had a .967 OPS and Pujols had a .692 mark. “You always consider all kind of lineups, but right now I think certainly Mike (Trout), Justin (Upton) and Albert are all swinging it well,” Scioscia said. “They will definitely create situations for Shohei.” …Michael Hermosillo had two hits in six at-bats in the four games he played during his first big league stint, which ended when he was optioned to make room for Jaime Barría. “It’s good for him to come up here and see the beast, see what major league pitching is, get into a major league game,” Scioscia said. “It helps you go down and bring some confidence and hopefully continue to grow. If he reaches his potential, he’s going to be a very good major league outfielder.”UP NEXTAngels (Garrett Richards, 4-3, 3.31) at Yankees (Masahiro Tanaka, 5-2, 4.95), 10 a.m., Fox Sports West, KLAA (830 AM).last_img read more