first_imgWith only 7,500 cases in total and 104 deaths, Australia has been easing restrictions on movement, but a string of double-digit increases in cases in the second-most populous state, Victoria, led to a pause in the reopening there – and prompted shoppers to hoard.Now the pattern has spread nationwide.”We’ve regrettably started to see elevated demand for toilet roll move outside Victoria in the past 24 hours,” said Woolworths managing director of supermarkets, Claire Peters, in a statement.”While the demand is not at the same level as Victoria, we’re taking preventative action now to get ahead of any excessive buying this weekend,” she added. Australia’s supermarket chains on Friday reintroduced purchase limits on toilet paper and other household items as a spike in coronavirus cases in the state of Victoria set off a fresh round of panic-buying over fears of a new stay-at-home order.Woolworths Group Ltd and Coles Group Ltd, which together account for two-thirds of Australian grocery sales, said they were once again limiting purchases of toilet paper and paper towels to one or two packs per person after photos circulated on social media showing empty shelves in stores.The buying restrictions – and images of stripped shelves – are a reminder of Australia’s initial response to the arrival of COVID-19 when shoppers stockpiled household goods in anticipation of a protracted shutdown. The company had ordered an extra 650,000 additional packs of toilet paper, 30% over its usual amount.A Coles spokesman said the chain was restricting toilet paper and paper towel purchases to one pack per person nationwide, with Victoria-only limits on purchase of hand sanitizer, pasta, eggs, rice and other staples.Despite the Victoria spike, the prime minister and chief medical officer have said the virus remains under control in Australia and the country will continue with a plan to reopen the economy. center_img Topics :last_img read more

first_imgBrendan Rodgers is doing an impressive job at Leicester City (Picture: Getty Images)Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers has been touted as a possible replacement for Emery at Arsenal, with club hero Paul Merson saying the Gunners should ‘break the bank’ to hire the former Liverpool manager.‘Rodgers has done so well that Leicester have a job on their hands keeping hold of him,’ Merson told Sky Sports.‘If I were Arsenal, I’d be breaking the bank to get him, give him a five-year contract and sit back and watch him transform the club.’MORE: Paul Merson defends Granit Xhaka over row with Arsenal fans: ‘He gives everything he can’MORE: Granit Xhaka ‘hurt’ by Arsenal captaincy axe and set for January transfer Advertisement Phil HaighThursday 7 Nov 2019 9:32 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link59Shares Unai Emery is seriously struggling for results at Arsenal (Picture: Getty Images)Arsenal have regressed under Unai Emery’s management and could be in danger of losing his job after this weekend, believes club legend Charlie Nicholas.The Gunners are struggling for results, having won just one of their last six matches, against opponents including Sheffield United, Crystal Palace, Wolves and Vitoria Guimaraes.Emery is under increasing pressure, with incidents outside of results also causing him trouble, having stripped Granit Xhaka of the club captaincy for his spat with fans.With some fans calling for the Spaniard to be replaced, Nicholas admits that a loss to Leicester in the Premier League on Saturday could leave him in a very precarious position, with results and performances simply not improving under his stewardship.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘He [Emery] is certainly under scrutiny,’ said Nicholas. ‘I’m not calling for his head and the board won’t be calling for his head, but this isn’t Manchester United replacing Sir Alex Ferguson, it’s not at that level.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘This is Arsenal trying to find a new identity. Is this different to what Wenger got the sack for? No, it’s worse defensively.‘I think the fans are starting to turn. They are asking the same thing as I am: where is the improvement and what is the difference [to Wenger]? What is Arsenal’s personality?‘So yes, take it game by game, but if they are to lose to Leicester, the manager will come under serious, serious scrutiny.’The Foxes are in completely contrasting form to the Gunners, winning seven of their last eight matches in all competitions. Comment Charlie Nicholas says Arsenal have got worse since Unai Emery replaced Arsene Wenger Advertisementlast_img read more

first_imgFOLLOWING a tough Radical weekend in England, two-time Caribbean champion Kristian Jeffrey rebounded well in the SR1 class to finish twice on the podium.Jeffrey, who spoke exclusively to Chronicle Sport yesterday confirmed the wins, saying that the weekend was a tough one but he credits his victories to those who supported him on race day.“I owe it all to the team to bounce back from a devastating weekend; to even manage to come in the top 10 was an accomplishment.”Breaking down the weekend, the Guyanese said, “The first session (SR3) we usually do a 3-lap stint and go through the car. When I came back into the pits, we noticed oil was leaking. We missed that session.”He continued, “Our next session we tried again, the car caught fire burning mostly the loom. So practice was out and went straight into qualifying.”“Qualified 13th of 35, and finished 10th 9th and 7th. Those finishes are valuable to my chances of a top-5 finish in my debut season in England,” he added.Jeffrey noted that after day one, things got more interesting; with the team as a result of the lack of time on track asking him to race in the SR1 championship.“Again new car – went straight into qualifying. It was an interesting session as I was 9th quickest until the last lap I managed to feel the car and got it to p2. In the race, I battled from start to finish and ended race 1 with a SR1 debut victory and a 3rd place in the final race.”“We were struggling with oversteer, but seemed to have gotten it better in race 3. At this level, every session matters, so it’s important to get as many runs on track for data to the team.”last_img read more