Is it possible to stop sexual harassment?

first_imgMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidation I grew up at a time when it was assumed that men were sexually aggressive and it was up to the woman to apply the brakes.My father was very protective of me; he once chased two teenage boys halfway across Denver because they whistled at me when he picked me up at the public swimming pool.I learned early not to make eye contact with strangers of the opposite sex, to dress modestly and to be reserved.It was no accident that after being chosen by my class to be prom princess, no boy asked me to the dance and I ended up going with a classmate whom the nuns assigned to take me.I’ve always worked in male-dominated environments — on Capitol Hill in the early 1970s, in the White House in the mid-1980s, in the corporate world since the late 1990s and in the media for the past 30 years.Several of the high-profile men who’ve been accused of harassment are men I’ve worked for, alongside of or been interviewed by, some on multiple occasions.When their names became public, I wasn’t surprised. Most women aren’t in that position. They’re vulnerable, or they believe they are.We may never be able entirely to stop powerful men from attempting to use their power to take what they want.Power and sex are a toxic combination.But we can support the women whose tremendous courage allowed them to come forward with these sordid tales.And those women who have some measure of power ourselves need to stand with them, even if we’ve avoided the worst ordeals ourselves.We can also help by letting women know that they, too, have power — the power to set up barriers to protect themselves.Walk away when you feel uncomfortable. Say no to the first hint of improper behavior.Say it loud and clear and let the man know that what he is doing not only is unacceptable but may cost him his job.Don’t get into a car at night if you don’t know the man well.And never ever go to a man’s hotel room. These rules won’t protect you in every situation, but they will send a powerful signal.And remember that no job, no promotion is worth losing your dignity or risking your safety.Linda Chavez is a nationally syndicated columnist and author of “An Unlikely Conservative: The Transformation of an Ex-Liberal.”center_img Categories: Editorial, OpinionWith each new revelation of sexual misconduct by a powerful man, I ask myself, “When will this end?”How is it that so many men have behaved piggishly — illegally — and the women they abused remained silent for fear that the humiliation they endured would only be worse if they came forward?How is it that powerful organizations, including those media companies we trust to uncover stories of such wrongdoing, turned a blind eye?And that question is the one that stops me dead in my tracks. Am I part of the problem, too?For years, I’ve said that I’ve never faced sexual harassment.But it may be no accident that I’ve been spared such an ordeal. In each instance, my antennae were up when I was around them.These were not guys I’d allow myself to be alone with, certainly not in a social setting and especially not in their hotel room.But of course, many of the women who’ve been attacked were confronted in the office. Matt Lauer is accused of summoning young women to his office and locking the door — in broad daylight, with staff nearby!The same was true of Roger Ailes. Their victims could not have avoided the situations that put them at risk.I’ve been lucky, but maybe not so lucky as I’d like to think.My husband reminded me of two situations I had told him about years ago when powerful media figures made advances with the implicit promise of advancing my career.I’d brushed them off, never thinking of the behavior as harassment, but in both instances, I was never invited back on their shows.I was insulted at the very idea that I would need help from such cads — but in both instances, I was already a well-established figure who could afford to walk away.last_img read more

Boroughs round-up: Sound of the suburbs

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Almost all business sectors will get tax breaks: Govt

first_imgThe tax breaks will be provided to the following 18 sectors:FoodMining and coalManufacturingElectricity and gasWastewater managementConstructionTradeLogisticsFood and beverage Accommodation providersInformation and communicationsFinance and insuranceReal estateProfessional servicesTravel agentsEducationHealthcare and social activitiesTourism and recreationSource: Coordinating Economic Minister Airangga Hartarto The Tax Office, meanwhile, has announced new tax incentives to boost the supply of medical devices, including tax exemptions for personal protective equipment and medicine manufacturers. More than 20,000 manufacturers have applied to receive tax incentives.Tax Office chief Suryo Utomo said the government would waive value-added taxes, individual income taxes and import taxes for goods and services needed to manage the COVID-19 crisis, adding that the exemptions would be provided to government institutions and hospitals, among others.“This will serve as fiscal support to handle the COVID-19 pandemic,” Suryo told reporters during a teleconferenced press briefing. The regulation took effect immediately and will remain in place for the next six months.According to Finance Ministerial Regulation No. 28/2020, the government will not collect value-added and import taxes from imports of medicines, vaccines, laboratory devices, testing kits, protective gear, patient treatment kits and other COVID-19 related goods.The government will also pay the value-added taxes for services needed to handle the pandemic, including construction and consultation, among other services.As many as 20,018 firms have applied for the tax incentives for manufacturing companies, Suryo said. Around 15,000 applications have been accepted, according to an official document.Indonesia has set aside Rp 436.1 trillion from the 2020 state budget for medical needs, social safety net programs, relief for small and medium businesses, as well as relief for manufacturing and tourism companies to handle the impacts of the pneumonia-like illness that has infected more than 7,135 people as of Wednesday afternoon, killing 616.”Ideally, the stimulus should help all sectors affected by the pandemic to improve their resiliency against crisis,” said Perbanas Institute economist Piter Abdullah. “However, the current stimulus will not be enough to finance the fight against the pandemic.”The government needs to commit at least $70.5 billion to its healthcare, social safety net and business recovery programs, Piter projected. The government is looking to finalize next week Rp 35.3 trillion (US$2.26 billion) in new tax incentives for 18 sectors including those hardest-hit by the COVID-19 pandemic such as tourism and the food and beverage sector. It will also introduce new tax breaks for the healthcare sector.The government is currently formulating the regulation and will finalize it by next week in its fourth stimulus package, Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati said. The incentives will take the form of individual income tax exemptions, import tax deferrals and corporate tax discounts — similar to those offered to the manufacturing sector in previous stimulus packages. “Almost all of sectors of the economy will receive tax breaks,” Sri Mulyani told reporters, adding that the plan included rolling out tax breaks for micro, small and medium businesses. “Micro, small and medium business taxes will be covered by the government.”center_img Topics :last_img read more

Experts warn sellers could be short-changed up to 10pc by selling their home off-market

first_imgVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:02Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:02 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD576p576p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenAndrew Winter: How to flaunt your Unique Selling Point01:02Brian and Claire Maule, with their daughter Sophia, at the home they are selling in Camp Hill. Image: AAP/Steve Pohlner.INDUSTRY experts have warned of the risks of selling “off-market”, with one leading agent claiming it could leave a homeowner hundreds of thousands of dollars worse off.With continuing low levels of stock for sale and a rise in opportunistic vendors, some agents are reporting an increase in the incidence of “off-market” property transactions.“Off-market” sales are those which occur without public advertising, with real estate agents contacting interested buyers privately.GET THE LATEST REAL ESTATE NEWS DIRECT TO YOUR INBOX HEREPotential purchasers who’ve missed out at auction are registering with sales agents to ask to be notified if anything similar looks likely to come up, while many are also going to buyers’ agents who have databases of those thinking of selling.But some agents have warned sellers risk exchanging for less than their properties could be worth on the open market. Auctioneer Haesley Cush. Image: AAP/Claudia Baxter.Ray White Bulimba principal Roger Carr also gave an example of a vendor who received an off-market offer for their property at 8 Julian Street, Morningside, from a neighbour for $765,000.Fortunately, Mr Carr said the seller decided to reject it and take the home to auction, where it sold for $1.02 million.Real Estate Institute of Queensland chief executive Antonia Mercorella said off-market sales could work for vendors of unique properties, but they could also be disadvantageous.“If that buyer comes along before you list, then you are often wise to grab that sale fast because you don’t know when another buyer for that unique property will turn up,” Ms Mercorella said.“Eager buyers who have been hunting for a property can put in an offer before it’s listed. In some circumstances this can mean other buyers don’t have an opportunity to put in an offer, and as a result there is no competition for the property and it’s competition that gets the best price for the property.“It’s important for vendors to think carefully before engaging in an off-market sale.“Make sure you understand the marketplace and whether you’re selling yourself — and your property — short.” REIQ chief executive Antonia Mercorella. Photo: Claudia Baxter.CoreLogic senior research analyst Cameron Kusher believes there are more benefits associated with taking a property to market than selling in secret.“You’d only want to do that in the case you’re very confident of getting a buyer and your real estate agent has a good database of potential purchasers — and it’s hard to judge that,” Mr Kusher said.“I personally think you’re better off getting the message out to everyone and trying to find a buyer that way.”Brian and Claire Maule are selling their first home at Camp Hill after spending the past six years fully renovating it.The young couple has decided to invest in an advertising campaign, listing the house with Steven Gow of Ray White Bulimba, because they believe it will give them the best chance of getting the highest possible price.“We’re hoping it will bring in a few more buyers, from people who are potentially downgrading from a bigger house or perhaps a young couple looking to start their family,” Mr Maule said.The three-bedroom, one-bathroom property at 14 Clara Street, Camp Hill, is scheduled for auction next month. Industry experts warn sellers could be short-changing themselves by not exposing their property to the open market. Image: AAP/Lukas Coch.Place Estate Agents Kangaroo Point director Simon Caulfield claims vendors selling their houses “off-market” could be missing out on up to 10 per cent of their property’s true value.Mr Caulfield said that by agreeing to sell quickly and quietly without a public campaign, sellers could be significantly short-changing themselves.“My advice always is that clients should expose their property to the market because I think you always risk underselling it if you take it off-market,” Mr Caulfield said.MEET THE NEW OWNER OF PAT RAFTER’S HOUSEHAMPTONS IN BRISBANEBRISBANE BACKYARDS SHRINK 30PC“If you’ve only taken a handful of people through the property, are you really giving it the best chance?“You could end up potentially five to 10 per cent short.”Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:05Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:05 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenWhat the Federal budget mean for you.01:05Mr Caulfield said only about 10 per cent of the transactions his office handled were off-market.“There’s a lot of positivity at the moment in investing money into a campaign and getting a great result,” he said. Selling “off-market” could cost you up to 10 per cent of a home’s value, agents say.Ray White New Farm principal and auctioneer Haesley Cush cautioned that while sellers could save money on advertising costs by selling off-market, a lack of competition meant they might not get the best price for their property.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus19 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market19 hours agoMr Cush recently auctioned two similar properties in comparable locations in the inner-city Brisbane suburb of Spring Hill.One vendor decided to spend $3000 solely on digital advertising, while the other spent about $15,000 on a full marketing campaign across print and online.The former generated 16 groups of people during the four week campaign and a sale price just after auction in the early $700,000s, while the latter attracted 50 groups and a sale price in the high $800,000s.“To receive three times the number of inspections in such a small little suburb certainly adds weight to the benefit of a full marketing campaign,” Mr Cush said.“The reality is a strong campaign will likely generate more buyers.“Real estate is a contact sport; the more buyers your agent is in contact with, the more competition your property will likely receive.”last_img read more

Head to the island that’s a magnet for A-listers

first_imgKnown for being a Queensland tourism hot spot, the island is a lure for celebrities, holidaymakers and investors. With A-listers such as Oprah Winfrey, Chris Hemsworth and Taylor Swift having visited the tropical paradise, it’s no wonder buyers are looking to invest in world-class holiday homes.Hamilton Island Real Estate has released a new campaign, selling six lots of land, starting from $749,000. HOW TO SPLASH CASH ON TAX RETURN MORE QLD REAL ESTATE NEWS: More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus11 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market11 hours agoLot ZIB, 2 Island View Way, Hamilton Island. Price $950,000 (land only), from, $2.7 million (house and land package). Lot ZIB at 2 Island View Way is on a 1852sq m site near Point Henning with a northerly aspect. There are ocean views to the north and a level building area, falling away to a gradual slope. The land costs $950,000 and a house and land package is priced from $2.7 million.At 7 Whitsunday Boulevard, Lot NA is selling for $980,000. A house and a land package is priced from $2.7 million. On a 2194sq m elevated site, views overlook Plum Pudding Island to Shute Harbour. If you want to wake up to turquoise waters, then Lot ZD might be for you. Located at 7 Island Way, there is a protected and unobstructed view corridor. With perfect views of the marina, you might see a few whales during migration season. Lot MVS, 4 Marina Terrace, Hamilton Island. Priced from $1,100,000 to $1,300,000.On a 820sq m block, 4 Marina Terrace, Lot MVS is perched high above the marina, at the end of a private access road. Priced between $1.1 million and $1.3 million, the current owner has had several concept drawings completed. Hamilton Island Real Estate is selling lot MT, 4 Coral Sea Ave, Hamilton Island. Lot MT has absolute waterfront views, nestled deep in the wooded tropical pines. The 2118sq m lot is at 4 Coral Sea Ave and priced between $1.7 million and $1.9 million.Hamilton Island is leasehold, with Hamilton Island Enterprises holding a perpetual lease with the Queensland Government. Reshni Ratnam was invited to Hamilton Island as a guest of Hamilton Island Real Estate Hamilton Island house and land packages are available.If sitting in constant traffic on a Friday afternoon tests your patience, then a flight in under two hours to your luxury home on Hamilton Island might just do the trick.And perhaps watching whales during their migration instead of bumper bars might be a better view from the car-free island.If you fly directly from Brisbane to Hamilton Island, consider the option to stroll from the airport to your accommodation. The Courier-Mail’s real estate reporter Reshni Ratnam checks out one of the blocks of land for sale on Hamilton IslandReal estate agent Lynn Milsom, of Hamilton Island Real Estate, said investors were seeing property on the island as a future investment and family holiday home.Average property sale prices on the island achieve $1.1 million, and there is a significant rise in demand for island getaways.The fully integrated resort includes a marina and village, retail shopping precinct, domestic airport, chapel, day care centre, kindergarten and primary school.Hamilton Island general manager of retail, activities, marina and concessionaires, David Boyd, said the aim was to keep the “charm and character” of luxury homes alive on the island.Mr Boyd said the accessibility to the island was vital for anyone wanting a weekend stay or something longer. Lot HJ at 11 Melaleuca Drive, is on a 775sq m block of land only metres from the iconic Hamilton Island chapel. Priced at $749,000 the homesite is nestled among native trees on the island’s eastern side. MY TOP FIVE THINGS TO DO ON HAMILTON ISLAND1. Splash out and get pampered at Qualia, a private resort 2. Check out One Tree Hill and watch a sunset3. Have breakfast with koalas at WILD LIFE Hamilton Island4. Head to Dent Island, enjoy a laid-back lunch at the golf club, designed by champion golfer Peter Thomson5. Dine at Coca Chu, based on hawker food stalls of South-East Asia The Courier-Mail’s real estate reporter Reshni Ratnam has a cuddle with a koala during breakfast at WILD LIFE Hamilton Island. SEQ’S NEW ‘MICRO NEIGHBOURHOOD’ last_img read more

Whopping $8.4m mansion sale sets new Brisbane auction price record

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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenHow to bid at auction for your dream home? 01:45BRISBANE has a new auction price record, with a stunning riverfront property selling for an eye-watering $8.4 million tonight.Two local buyers — one from the northside and one from the southside — battled it out for 95-99 McConnell at Bulimba at an auction event held at Coco Republic. MORE NEWS: Agents share their open house ‘horror’ stories This stunning riverfront residence at Bulimba sold under the hammer for $8.4 million, setting a new auction price record for houses in BrisbanePlace Bulimba agent Sarah Hackett, who marketed the showstopping residence, said there were three registered bidders at the auction event, but ultimately it was a “two horse race”. Place Bulimba agent Sarah Hackett“Each party went through numerous times. It is truly a beautiful home and the gardens are exceptional,” she said.“Throughout the whole process, both buyers said they had bid more than they had planned to, that’s how much they wanted it.” Brisbane auction success surges to two year high The renovated kitchen has wide benchtops, premium-quality appliances, a built-in commercial fridge and freezer and a butler’s pantry. Ms Hackett said riverfront properties were highly contested, with cash buyers ready to pounce.“I have one cash buyer from this auction who has missed out but is ready to buy now,” she said.“We ran a beautiful campaign in the Courier Mail and the underbidder here called within three hours of it hitting the market.“But the riverfront (house) stock is at an all time low. The buyers in this price range however are ready to go.” SOLD UNDER THE HAMMER – 95-99 MCCONNELL ST, BULIMBA Bidding started at $5.5 million before jumping to $6 million and then increasing in $100,000 and then $50,000 lots. Kevin Seymour and Ben Seymour posing at 39 Griffith St, New Farm, Brisbane, 13th of March 2019. (AAP Image/Attila Csaszar)The Seymour Group are currently constructing a luxury development called The Oxlade on the site, which is also being marketed by Ms Hackett. RELATED: Brisbane’s hungry for luxury, says richlist developer Kevin Seymour Ms Hackett said they had other interested parties at the event, including one who just wanted the vacant lot and another who was keen to secure the house.“But ultimately we decided to do the whole lot first and that was a good decision,” she said. Just some of the auction crowd at Coco RepublicThe $8.4 million price eclipses the previous residential auction record of $7.75 million, which was achieved at 39 Griffith Street in New Farm earlier this year, and equalled that set when a St Lucia house went under the hammer a decade ago.The New Farm riverfront house was bought by Ben Seymour, the grandson of Queensland rich-lister and developer Kevin Seymour. RELATED: New Farm auction equals auction record Epic homes you can buy if you win Powerball The Oxlade in New Farm, Brisbane; Exterior street render: 39 ultra-luxury residences; Architect: Bureau^Proberts. Agent Sarah Hackett. Picture: Supplied The Oxlade in New Farm, Brisbane; Exterior rooftop pool render Picture: SuppliedMs Hackett said the Bulimba property was purchased as a family home, with the winning bidders, from the northside, having children in school nearby.“They didn’t just buy it for themselves but the whole family,” she said. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus11 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market11 hours agoAnd it is easy to see why.The property consists of a 1473 sqm north facing riverfront block over two titles, and has a commanding 32m river frontage.The home itself has 951 sqm of living space and is influenced by grand European architecture.It has five massive bedrooms including a luxurious master bedroom with an enormous walk-in robe and an opulent ensuite. Other features include a media room, a lounge room with a corner bar and commercial bar fridge, a concealed, underfloor wine cellar and two deep water mooring pontoons.It is also close to Bulimba’s Oxford Street, and the ferry to New Farm Park, the CBD and sought-after schools. last_img read more

22 NegOcc frontliner cops negative for COVID-19

first_imgBY DOMINIQUE GABRIEL BAÑAGA These policemen belonged to the Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office. They were subjected to real time-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) tests after one of the individuals confined at the quarantine center was found out to be positive for the virus. Garcia added they are presently coordinating with the local government units in the province in order for the 1,900 NOCPPO police officers to undergo RT-PCR testing./PN BACOLOD City –Twenty-two police officers guarding quarantine centers in Negros Occidental have tested negative for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).center_img However, if there are no reported COVID-19 positive cases in quarantine facilities within 14 days, Garcia explained that RT-PCR tests would no longer be necessary. NOCPPO spokesperson, Police Major Edison Garcia, said the police officers have been posted in various quarantine facilities in the province with specific orders to secure those who are undergoing quarantine.last_img

Lady Bulldogs Gets Best Of Lady Wildcats

first_imgBatesville takes two of three levels of play away fron The Wildcats on a short night in Brookville.Freshmen: Dogs win 13-25, 25-19, 15-4Batesville vs. FC Freshman VB (9-29)JV: Wildcats win 25-19, 21-25, 15-10Batesville vs. FC JV VB (9-29)Varsity: Dogs win 25-23, 26-24, 25-23Batesville vs. FC Varsity VB (9-29)Next games are Saturday October 3rd for bot Freshmen and Varsity. Freshmen are off to Greensburg, and Varsity is off to Richmond start times are TBD.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coaches Jody Thomas and Fawn Ryan.last_img

Indiana Conservation Officers investigate possible black bear sighting

first_imgFloyd County, In. — Indiana Conservation Officers are investigating a potential Black Bear sighting after a motor vehicle accident involving a large animal on Interstate 64 near mile marker 121 yesterday evening.  The incident occurred at around 8:00 p.m.Witness accounts by the operator of the vehicle, as well as at least one other witness to the accident, led officers to search the area for the animal.  The darkness and rugged, brushy terrain of the area limited the search.Officers will be checking the area today for additional clues to positively identify the animal involved.Officers with the New Albany Police Department also assisted with the search at the scene.last_img

Di Canio wants to earn hero status

first_img The 44-year-old announced his arrival in style on Sunday when, in just his second game at the helm, he guided the Black Cats to a 3-0 victory over Newcastle at St James’ Park, their first on Tyneside for 13 years. However, the Italian is adamant that one victory, or even saving the club from relegation to the npower Championship, should not afford him that status. He said: “I don’t want to be a hero now. I don’t want to be a hero when we stay up, I don’t want to be a hero next year.” Di Canio added: “It’s easy for the fans to call the players, the manager, heroes if they do the right things and an incredible job. Maybe one day if we win something, they can call me hero, but it’s not the time now, even if we stay up. It’s not the time for a single game. “I understand what it means – I used to do the same as a Lazio fan. We won the derby, [Bruno] Giordano was a striker who scored an incredible goal and he was my hero. I know, but it’s not enough for me, not even if we stay up. If we stay up, it would be a fantastic step to build a good future. “One day, in 10 years’ time if I became the best manager in this club’s history, they can call me hero, otherwise it’s not enough, one game, two games, 10 games, 20 games.” Di Canio’s laudable pragmatism reflects the position in which he inherited Sunderland from predecessor Martin O’Neill. They remained outside the Barclays Premier League relegation zone only on goal difference and had not won in nine games as they headed for St James’ Park, and the three points with which they returned may count for little if they lose to Everton at the Stadium of Light. That is something they have done 12 times in their last 16 league meetings. Di Canio said: “I have to be honest, obviously the day after Newcastle, I saw a very good mood. It was fantastic for the players. But I was more happy two days later when we started again with a training session together because, to be honest, I saw them really focused and really concentrated on the next match. “I was worried the day before I met them because I was thinking, ‘I don’t know them, I haven’t known them for many years, so I don’t know how they will react’. That can be a poison instead of an extra lift, but to be honest, the way they have done things in the last few days has made me very happy because I have seen them really focused for the next match.” Press Associationcenter_img Paolo Di Canio does not want to be regarded as a hero on Wearside just because he has won one derby.last_img read more