Advertisement Comment Arsenal’s Lucas Torreira was shown a late red card against Spurs (Picture: Getty Images)Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino may have done Arsenal a favour after the north London derby by saving Lucas Torreira from himself.The Gunners midfielder was shown a straight red card in the 95th minute of the game after a misjudged challenge on Danny Rose.Rio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starTorreira left the field but was waiting in the tunnel to vent his frustrations to referee Anthony Taylor after the match.The Evening Standard report that this is where Pochettino stepped in, advising the Uruguayan is Spanish not to make things any worse.ADVERTISEMENT How Mauricio Pochettino saved Lucas Torreira from further punishment after Arsenal’s draw with Tottenham Phil HaighMonday 4 Mar 2019 2:49 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 Mauricio Pochettino and Unai Emery were getting on well at the north London derby (Picture: Getty Images)Torreira will now miss Arsenal’s next three fixtures, against Manchester United, Everton and Newcastle, although he remains available for the Europa League clash with Rennes on Thursday.Despite the decision, which some felt was harsh on the 23-year-old, Gunners boss Unai Emery refused to condemn the referee after the game, although suggested mistakes were made.‘The referee’s personality today was good today. Mistakes can come, it’s difficult for them,’ Emery said in a press conference.‘VAR Is coming to help them.’MORE: Zinedine Zidane should replace Maurizio Sarri to solve ‘player power’ problem at Chelsea, says Robert PiresMORE: Gareth Bale’s agent hits out at ‘disgraceful’ Real Madrid fans over El Clasico treatment Advertisement Pochettino may have saved Torreira from himself (Picture: Getty Images)Pochettino was asked in the post-match press conference what he had said to Torreira, to which he replied he was, ‘only saying hello and how are you.’AdvertisementAdvertisementHowever, reports now suggest that he did his best to calm the Arsenal man down after a heated contest and Torreira heeded his advice.
Townsville’s rental market is on the up.TOWNSVILLE’S rental market is showing signs of recovery with vacancy rates falling to the lowest levels since December 2014.The latest Real Estate Institute of Queensland figures show that as of the end of June, vacancy rates were 5 per cent.It follows vacancy rates spiking in September 2016 at 7.1 per cent.John Gribbin Realty principal John Gribbin said the rental market was slowly starting to turn around.“There is definitely signs of improvement but it’s not going to recover overnight,” he said.“We still need a lot of people to come back to Townsville because a lot of people actually left and that’s been part of the problem.“We’re finding places like Annandale, Douglas and Idalia rent well and just generally suburbs that have houses that present well will always move, but the peripheral areas are a bit tougher.”Research commissioned by TP Human Capital and completed by regional economist Colin Dywer shows there has been a surge in demand for rental properties in Townsville in July and there are fewer than 1500 properties available.“We have been collecting residential vacancy data from Realestate.com since July 8 and there has been a drop of 180 properties advertised; that’s an 11 per cent absorption in just over three weeks,” Mr Dwyer said. “Some of the absorption will be southerners taking up short term rentals to enjoy Townsville’s climate but with all the current and proposed project activity and job creation a large proportion will be out-of-towners taking up jobs.More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020“As the NQ stadium project commences there is likely to be acceleration in demand for homes close to these projects.”Despite an improvement in vacancy rates Townsville’s rental market is still classified by REIQ as being weak. In a statement, the REIQ said that the Government’s focus on jobs and major infrastructure projects was staring to gain traction.TP Human Capital managing director Clayton Cook said an increase in employment was likely to help improve Townsville’s rental market.“We have noticed a change in the Townsville jobs market recently, with a moderate to strong upswing in demand for construction workers, health and social assistance workers (NDIS), administration jobs and education positions,” he said.“There is evidence of skill shortages in some occupations such as labourers, riggers and hairdressers.“If the jobs can’t be filled locally then people from elsewhere will be recruited.“This migration will impact the property market in a variety of ways; one impact is likely to be increased demand for rental properties.”
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersSilver also addressed the $50,000 fine assessed to Lakers president Magic Johnson in the wake of comments he made praising Milwaukee Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo.“There is not always a simple, bright line,” Johnson said. “Context is everything. It’s one thing when you’re asking a coach a question about an opposing team right after a game. It’s another issue when a general manager or president of basketball (operations) sort of gratuitously issues a statement that is complimentary of a star player.”The two met on Friday, Silver said, and after that détente the sides “certainly understand each other.”Last summer, the league fined the Lakers $500,000 for tampering with Paul George when he was still with the Indiana Pacers.“In essence, what we’ve said to him, and it’s a clear message to other team executives, is ‘stop talking about star players on other teams,’” Silver said. “There’s a plenty of other issues they can address. And there is sensitivity around it throughout the league.” LOS ANGELES — Adam Silver said the NBA’s players and referees have taken important steps toward an improved relationship after the sides met Saturday to air their grievances.“I think it’s fantastic that, and a great statement about this league,” the NBA commissioner said, “that these important stakeholders … think it’s important enough, and they have an obligation to the game, where they should be sitting down and talking to each other.”The sides have been at odds for much of the season, with ejections on the rise and star players increasingly earning fines for their complaints about officials. The mini-summit was announced last month as part of an effort to open the lines of communication and ease the tensions“I’ve never thought this was just about ratcheting up fines,” Silver said. “There’s a larger issue in play here, and almost one that’s a little societal in (that) we owe it to young people, fans who are watching. We owe it to young people who get enormous satisfaction out of sports to see that we truly can get along and be respectful and empathetic.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error