Plane explosion in Philippines kills eight, including two foreigners

first_imgVideo footage showed a huge plume of smoke rising into the night sky as fire crews doused the fuselage with foam.The twin-jet West Wind 24 plane was carrying three medical personnel, three flight crew, a patient and a companion, Richard Gordon, a senator and head of the Philippine Red Cross, said on Twitter.”Unfortunately, no passenger survived the accident,” the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) said in a statement.An investigation by the Civil Aeronautics Authority of the Philippines was under way, MIAA said. A medical evacuation plane exploded during takeoff in the Philippine capital on Sunday, killing all eight passengers and crew, including an American and a Canadian, officials said.The plane, owned by a Philippines-registered charter service Lionair, had been bound for Haneda, Japan, but burst into flames at the end of the runway around 8 p.m. (1200 GMT), Manila’s main airport said.Indonesian carrier Lion Air issued a statement making clear that it is unrelated to Manila-based Lionair. The runway has been closed temporarily, affecting an arriving Korean Air flight that was diverted to Clark airport in northern Philippines, said MIAA General Manager Eddie Monreal.The aim is to reopen the runway about two hours after midnight, he said in a press briefing.Monreal confirmed that an American national and a Canadian citizen were among those killed, but could not provide further detail. The six others were all Filipinos, he said.center_img Topics :last_img read more

Jose Mourinho’s entourage urge him to choose Arsenal over Real Madrid

first_imgAdvertisement Jose Mourinho’s entourage urge him to choose Arsenal over Real Madrid Metro Sport ReporterSunday 3 Nov 2019 2:00 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.2kShares Mourinho is ready to return to management (Picture: Getty)Mourinho, for his part, feels he has unfinished business in England following the manner of his departure from Old Trafford and is open to taking charge at Arsenal.AdvertisementAdvertisementHowever, the 56-year-old will not rush into any decision and has long felt a return to Real Madrid was on the cards.Mourinho retains a strong relationship with president Florentino Perez and the pressure on Zinedine Zidane’s position is growing after a difficult start to the season.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalBut according to the Times, Mourinho’s entourage believe Arsenal would represent the better choice should the Special One be faced with a direct decision between the two teams.The expectations at the club are not as high as they are in Madrid, while Mourinho would also be faced with winning round supporters that turned against him during his first stint in the Spanish capital between 2010 and 2013.There’s also a belief that Mourinho could eek out more from this Arsenal side than Emery currently is. The Portuguese was full of praise for the Gunners’ front three of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Alexandre Lacazette and Nicolas Pepe earlier this season during a punditry stint with SkySports. Jose Mourinho has been advised to join Arsenal (Picture: Getty)Those closest to Jose Mourinho have encouraged the Portuguese coach to opt for Arsenal instead of Real Madrid as he eyes a route back into management.Reports this weekend claim Mourinho held talks with the Arsenal heirachy over the possibility of replacing Unai Emery at the Emirates.Raul Sanllehi is said to have dined with Mourinho last week to ascertain his thoughts on Arsenal’s squad and what his plans would be for the Gunners.Mourinho’s previous relationship with Mesut Ozil and his public praise of record signing Nicolas Pepe are both said to be pivotal elements of the Gunners’ desire to hire the former Manchester United coach, while they also want a manager with a better grasp of English than Emery.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Mourinho has praised Arsenal’s front three (Picture: Getty)‘I think they are very good players and normally they should be on the pitch all three together,’ said Mourinho.‘I think Aubameyang probably he likes to play in the middle because he feels if he’s in the middle he can score more goals. But maybe he can score as many goals playing on the left. What happens at Liverpool is [Roberto] Firmino drops back, drops in between the lines, and then he gives more space for [Mohamed] Salah and [Sadio] Mane to attack these diagonals. I would see Aubameyang playing on that left side of Liverpool and scoring a lot of goals.‘At Arsenal, Lacazette doesn’t have that quality, but they have two options. One is to play, instead of like today with three midfield players almost in a straight line, to play how they played in the last 10 or 20 minutes with two [sitting midfielders] and one No.10 that can feed the three without bringing Lacazette in between the lines’.MORE: Paul Pogba reacts to Manchester United’s defeat to Bournemouth Advertisement Commentlast_img read more

Brisbane yields to draw investors

first_imgBrisbane is expected to continue to see good rental yields for investors. Picture: Brisbanemarketing.com.au.INVESTOR numbers seem to have fallen off a cliff in southern capitals but Brisbane was expected to buck the trend, according to latest expert analysis.Rental yields in Brisbane – calculated as rent divided by price – have continued to outperform Sydney and Melbourne when it comes to both houses (4 per cent) and units (4.9 per cent), adding to its allure for investors, according to Nerida Conisbee, chief economist of the REA Group.“One factor keeping yields high in Brisbane has been that prices haven’t risen quite as much as Sydney and Melbourne,” she said. “In 2018 we expect investors to continue to look at Brisbane favourably primarily because there seems to be rising rental demand and pricing is far more reasonable.”More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus21 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market21 hours agoShe said it was likely that rental yields would rise this year.“There are a few things driving this. The first is that prices are expected to remain relatively stable. A big factor driving yields downwards is rising prices and we don’t expect prices to rise as strongly in 2018.“The second is we expect far fewer rentals to enter the market this year – this is because we have now come to the end of a strong run in investor demand. We expect fewer investors in the market this year because of difficulties in accessing finance, changes to many of the incentives to invest, as well as changing sentiment towards housing.”Ms Conisbee warned that since Brisbane has had such a strong apartment development boom, “I can’t see strong rental growth for apartments”.“Houses however are another matter – they will definitely outperform apartments in 2018.”Her picks for good rental yield in Brisbane this year? “We can see on our site that the most in demand suburbs from renters for houses are Fortitude Valley, Windsor and New Farm. If I was looking to buy a rental property in Brisbane I would be looking at houses in those suburbs.”last_img read more

Pension fund tenders smart-beta equity mandate using IPE Quest

first_imgInterested parties should state performance, net of fees, to the end of September and have a track record of at least three years (preferably five).The deadline for applications is 30 October.The IPE news team is unable to answer any further questions about IPE Quest tender notices to protect the interests of clients conducting the search. To obtain information directly from IPE Quest, please contact Jayna Vishram on +44 (0) 20 3465 9330 or email jayna.vishram@ipe-quest.com. A pension fund based in Germany has tendered a €20m smart-beta equity mandate using IPE Quest.According to search QN-2125, interested parties should have at least €250m in assets under management in the asset class.The mandate is to cover Europe excluding the UK and adopt the MSCI Europe Multi-Factor or similar index as a benchmark, observing a maximum tracking record of 10%.The pension fund said it was creating a long-list of managers, and that a manager might therefore not be appointed.last_img read more