first_imgNew Arsenal technical director Edu ‘already advising’ Unai Emery over transfers Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 26 Jun 2019 8:30 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link326Shares Advertisement Advertisement Emery is yet to make a signing this summer (Picture: Getty)Arsenal are yet to make a signing so far this summer but they are confident of completing a move for Celtic’s Kieran Tierney.AdvertisementAdvertisementThe Gunners are believed to be preparing an improved bid of around £18m for the Scotland international, though the Bhoys are holding out for closer to £30m.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 ArsenalArsenal are also keen on Crystal Palace star WIilfried Zaha but Emery is working with a modest £45m budget this summer and will need to sell before he can fund a move for the Ivorian.The departure of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been mooted in some quarters, though it’s more likely that Mesut Ozil will be sold to raise funds.Zaha is believed to be keen on a move to the Emirates but Palace have agreed a deal to sell Aaron Wan-Bissaka to Manchester United and are unlikely to sanction the departure of another of their key players this summer.MORE: Tottenham set to complete Jack Clarke transfer as Leeds United star arrives for medical Edu is expected to become Arsenal’s new technical director (Picture: Getty)Incoming Arsenal technical director Edu is already working with Unai Emery over the Gunners’ moves in the transfer market, according to reports in Brazil.The former Arsenal midfielder is expected to be named the club’s new technical director after the completion of the Copa America, where he’s serving as Brazil’s coordinator.Edu has made it clear that he wants to focus on the Copa America before taking over a role at Arsenal but UOL Esporte claim that hasn’t stopped him from working with Emery.It’s reported that Edu has already advised Emery on Arsenal’s transfer dealings this summer and is taking an active role in the decision-making progress.ADVERTISEMENT Commentlast_img read more

first_imgP03/180 Dornoch Terrace Highgate Hill“From the moment you enter into (the) private foyer you realise this is not your typical apartment,” Mr Croft said. The property has an open-plan living, dining and kitchen area that flows out through semi-frameless glass doors to the tiled balcony with city views. There is dark-oak flooring in the living areas while the kitchen was designed by chef Neil Perry and includes integrated appliances, bespoke joinery and marble benchtops. More from newsCrowd expected as mega estate goes under the hammer7 Aug 2020Hard work, resourcefulness and $17k bring old Ipswich home back to life20 Apr 2020 The apartment at P03/180 Dornoch Terrace Highgate Hill.THIS three-bedroom luxury apartment with exclusive garden courtyard, balcony and city views is on the market in Highgate Hill. Marketing agent Luke Croft of Ray White South Brisbane said the apartment at P03/180 Dornoch Tce was the last to be released in The Highgate, a boutique development with 35 residences.The property is on the plaza level, has a northern aspect and exclusive use of a garden courtyard. The master bedroom at P03/180 Dornoch Tce, Highgate HillThe master bedroom has a walk-through robe and a marble ensuite, with shower, bath and dual basins. The main bedroom also opens to the private courtyard. The two other bedrooms have built-in robes and the main bathroom is also finished in marble. The apartment has zoned, ducted airconditioning, high-end fixtures and fittings, and there is even a separate laundry with storage. The courtyard at P03/180 Dornoch Tce, Highgate Hill.The property is in the Brisbane State High School catchment and close to the restaurants, cafes and bars of Boundary St. The home is being marketed by Luke Croft of Ray White South Brisbane for $1.66 million. The balcony at P03/180 Dornoch Tce, Highgate HillThe Highgate development also includes a lap pool, spa and gym. “The grounds of The Highgate are an urban sanctuary,” Mr Croft said. “Its pathways lead you around the manicured gardens with Moreton Bay fig trees and terraced gardens. It is hard to believe that you are less than 2km to the CBD.”last_img read more

first_imgBermuda-incorporated Suezmax owner Nordic American Tankers (NAT) ended the first quarter of this year with a widened net loss year over year.The company posted net loss of USD 18.7 million in Q1 2018, compared to net loss of 3.4 million seen in the corresponding period a year earlier.However, when compared to Q4 2017’s net loss of USD 151.4 million, loss was considerably narrowed in the first quarter of this year.Net voyage revenue decreased to USD 29.6 million in the quarter ended March 31, 2018, from USD 55.2 million recorded in Q1 2017.During the quarter, the time charter equivalent for NAT vessels was USD 11,200 per day per ship.“Going forward, prospects are good for NAT. The world economy is enjoying its strongest upswing since 2010. What is good for the world economy, is positive for NAT,” the company said.The company intends to replace the existing revolving credit facility with a new financing. The recapitalization program is expected to be finalized by the end of the second quarter of 2018. As explained, the recapitalization, when completed, should improve the company’s financial flexibility going forward.“NAT is well positioned when the tanker market improves. The historic average market rate for the last 25 years was about USD 30,000 per day per Suezmax vessel. Such earnings would give a free cashflow from NAT’s operations of about USD 160 million per year, which would pay back today’s market capitalization of NAT in less than 2 years. In contrast, a Suezmax vessel may trade for 25 years,” the company added.Earlier this month, NAT unveiled plans to sell two ships, thus reducing its fleet to 31 tankers.“This fleet adjustment must be seen in light of our three new vessels for delivery early July, end of August and end of October this year,” NAT explained.Currently, NAT fleet comprises 33 Suezmaxes — including three newbuilds — with an aggregate cargo capacity of 33 million barrels of crude oil.last_img read more

first_imgRelatedPosts Aruna Quadri’s uncommon qualities stand him out, says Oshodi Quadri Aruna leads Africa to World Cup Aruna’s arrival attracted interest in Germany — TTBL The Chairman of the Council of World Table Tennis, Liu Guoliang, believes the setting of WTT would help Africa to create more global superstars like Aruna Quadri as well as afford the continent to stage one of the top events in the world.Speaking at the ITTF WTTF Webinar for Africa on Wednesday, the former Olympic and World Champion was excited with the setting up of WTT while hoping that Africa would embrace WTT with more super stars emerging from the continent. Guoliang said: “I am so excited with the WTT initiative and I hope that this is a good development for table tennis.“As a global sports, Africa is one of the continent that will ensure the success of WTT and our aim is to ensure we have more top stars like Aruna Quadri from Africa because he has shown to be among the most popular table tennis players in the world and we believe there are still many talents from the continent.”Guoliang, who is also the President of the Chinese Table Tennis Association, called for more support from Africa to ensure that WTT becomes a reality with the hope that the continent would stage one of the major competitions in the WTTF.He said: “I could recalled that in one of the Webinars we had in China recently, Aruna Quadri was part of it and one of the questions he asked was how Africa will be able to stage one of the top events in WTT, while he also hope that more Africans will compete in the WTT Grand Slam.“Aruna Quadri has raised a very vital question and we believe the fans and players are very important to the sport and that is why WTT will want to ensure that fans and players benefit a lot from WTT.” In his remarks, the Chief Executive Officer of ITTF, Steve Dainton, believes WTT would help the growth of the sport in Africa, while calling for more support from the continent.Dainton however acknowledged that there are plans to invest more in Africa, particularly in development and promotion of table tennis.He said: “I am aware that Africa is eager to be part of WTT and with the quality of players that have emerged from the continent, it is very important for the continent to embrace WTT with the aim of growing the sport and make it more commercially viable.“With WTT, events in the continent will be organised professionally, while the fans and players are the main targets of WTT.“We want to raise the profile of our players as well as give our fans something worthy for their interest in our sport.” WTT is the commercial and events company of the ITTF, which will be placing players and fans at the core of all its business to catapult table tennis to the forefront of global sports business.Tags: aruna quadriLiu GuoliangWorld Table Tennislast_img read more

first_img Press Association Crystal Palace are bottom of the payment to agents ranking – hardly surprising given their promotion from the Championship in the summer. Newcastle were another club to see a big increase on expenditure to agents, handling transfers and other dealings with players. The Tyneside club spent £7,294,018 in the last 12 months – more than doubling from £3,485,503 in the period prior to that. Manager Alan Pardew was busy in the transfer market in January and across the summer, while Joe Kinnear also returned to the north-east club as director of football. Arsenal have shown minimal change between the two years, spending roughly £5.5m in both time periods. Tottenham spent more than £3m extra on paying agents this year than last, with their bill totalling £9,787,676 – an increase from £6,595,905. Spurs used the cash from the world-record transfer fee sale of Gareth Bale to Real Madrid to rejuvenate their squad and offset the loss of the Wales forward. Arrivals like Erik Lamela and Christian Eriksen will account for some of that increase, as manager Andre Villas-Boas bolstered the squad considerably. Southampton’s outlay jumped from £646,106 to £2,184,412, which would take in the change of manager from Nigel Adkins to Mauricio Pochettino and the players the new boss has brought in. Sunderland’s spending jumped from £2,173,762 to £4,640,227, accounting for the raft of signings Paolo Di Canio made in his abortive spell on Wearside. The Premier League agreed in June 2008 that every club would publish the total amount paid to agents once a year. The figures also include any payments made by clubs to agents on behalf of their players. The return of manager Jose Mourinho will have contributed to Chelsea’s increase in outlay, with the Portuguese boss bringing in a raft of new signings. Captures like Cameroon star Samuel Eto’o and Brazilian playmaker Willian are bound to have had an effect on such a large hike. Manchester City had topped the agents spending charts for the previous two years, and now sit second in the big-spenders list when it comes to paying agents. City shelled out £11,179,817, to account for the arrival of new manager Manuel Pellegrini and another set of expensive summer captures. Their spending has increased from £10,537,982 the year before. Of the total of around £96m spent by Premier League clubs on agents in the 12-month period just elapsed, Liverpool contributed £9,400,973. Despite bringing in David Moyes as manager and signing the likes of Marouane Fellaini from Everton, Manchester United sit at the low end of the spending. The Old Trafford club only forked out a comparatively modest £4,317,690, though that does incorporate a rise of nearly £700,000. Figures released by the Premier League show clubs paid £19m more to players’ representatives than in the previous 12 months. Chelsea spent a total £13,721,721 between October 1, 2012 and September 30, 2013, as opposed to £6,490,382 a year earlier. Premier League clubs paid £96million to agents in fees in the last year, with Chelsea’s outlay more than doubling to over £13million.last_img read more

first_imgA Central Florida school district is reviewing its security procedures, after a man reportedly entered a campus, bypassed security, and walked into a classroom during school hours.According to officials with the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office, the incident took place last Friday at Spruce Creek High School in Daytona Beach.Deputies arrested 51-year-old Derek Marlowe of Daytona Beach. They say he was highly intoxicated and had a pocket knife at the time of his arrest.Investigators add that he had no business to conduct on campus, and that the school did not follow security protocols.The Volusia County Schools Safety and Security Team says it will ensure that security procedures are followed in the future.last_img read more

first_imgOur Sports ReporterGUWAHATI: Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal said sports persons of Assam should continue their practices to keep them motivated even during the lockdown.Chairing a meeting with the office bearers of Assam Olympic Association (AOA) and some of the promising players at Brahmaputra State Guest House here today, Sonowal sharing his words of wisdom asked the players of the state to remain focused and continue their practices to keep them in good stead.Chief Minister also said that for a sportsperson, physical fitness is one of the most vital requirements to excel in his or her vocation. He, therefore, urged upon the players not to be bogged down by the pandemic and use the time to upkeep their physical fitness following all norms of social distancing.Sonowal, who is also the President of Assam Olympic Association, asked the office bearers of the Association to give right kind of facilities to the players to keep their tempo going.Chief Minister also assured in the meeting that State government would render all possible help to different sports bodies so as to enable them to follow their fixtures during the post lockdown period.Sports persons like Shivangi Sharma, Tanaya Choudhury, Upasa Talukdar, Kempy Bodo, Jyotirman Bora, Ayan Rashid and Pragynan Medhi were present at the meeting.Meanwhile Sports and Youth Welfare Department released the cash award for the sportspersons which was announced by the State government earlier. The cash awards included South Asian Games, World Championships, and others. Department also released the financial aid to the athletes for their preparation in Olympic, World, Asian Games, Commonwealth Championships and grants in aid for the national level players.Also Read: CM Sarbananda Sonowal interacts with tea garden workers in Bokpara Tea Estate in Dibrugarh districtAlso Watch: Sellers take advantage of helplessness of panic stricken citizens by overpricing commoditieslast_img read more

first_imgGeorge Alaba, the player’s father, is affronted by what he has come across in recent days.“I brought David Alaba to Bayern as a teenager. Over the years, I’ve had several opportunities to transfer David to another club, but we were loyal and always chose to stay. I didn’t expect FC Bayern to be spreading dirty lies in public about salary and commission claims,” he told Sky Sport.“Claiming that we can’t come to an agreement over a new contract due to such payments is one of those filthy allegations. All because we didn’t accept the figures they have presented to us. We have our own ideas.”Meanwhile, Zahavi denies that he has asked for an outrageous commission payment to broker the deal.“At no point did I talk in detail about a possible commission payment with the people in charge at Bayern,” he said.“The only time this topic came up was when we met in Lisbon. Hasan Salihamidzic asked me how I would imagine that. I told him we should work on an agreement with the player first, but I wouldn’t ask for more than usual. I don’t want to get more than other agents who have received commission payments from Bayern.“Again: we’ve not talked numbers yet.”Alaba, 28, has spent his entire professional career with the Allianz Arena side, having joined them in 2008 from Austria Vienna aged only 16.Since making his debut for the senior team in 2010, he has established himself as one of their outstanding servants, having featured on nearly 400 occasions for the first team.If no new deal is agreed, he can leave the club next summer on a free transfer.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram David Alaba’s entourage have reacted angrily to accusations that they are being greedy with regards to negotiations over a new contract for the defender.The Austria international’s agent, Pini Zahavi and father, George Alaba, were attacked in the press by former Bayern Munich President Uli Hoeness over the weekend, who accused representative Pini Zahavi of being a “piranha” and not someone who should be listened to.Furthermore, there have been claims made in the media that Alaba wishes to be made Bayern’s best-paid player, earning €25 million (£23m/$30m) per year.last_img read more

first_imgWhenever my friends and I get together on the weekend, we always seem to manage to toast — apple juice only, of course — UW football coach Bret Bielema.And why shouldn’t we? The rookie coach led our Badgers to the best record in the history of the school and another big bowl victory, and if it had been another year besides the one Ohio State and Michigan decided to dominate, Wisconsin would have been on its way to Pasadena again.And let’s be honest, that red windbreaker is just downright sexy on him.Plus, following in the footsteps of Barry Alvarez — a man of legendary status on campus — is no easy task. Nevertheless, Bielema pulled it off this year, and he deserves our accolades.Looking back at the season, the No. 5 Badgers were indisputably dominating, garnering some well-deserved national attention and respect — and the credit goes to more than just Bielema.The offense — one led by offensive coordinator Paul Chryst — was at times unstoppable. The majority of games last season were blowouts, winning their games by an average of about 20 points.Earlier this week, Chryst announced he was going to stay with the Badgers despite attempts by the Dallas Cowboys and San Diego Chargers to try to lure him away. I’m sure the notion of working under guys like Wade Phillips or Norv Turner was probably pretty enticing — or not, one of the two. Nevertheless, Chryst turned down offers from NFL teams.No matter why Chryst decided to stick with the Badgers instead of heading for “the big time,” it’s something my friends should be toasting to as well.First and foremost, the Badgers are holding on to a guy who’s proven himself as a fantastic coordinator. Chryst, who will enter his third season at Wisconsin this fall, is batting 1.000 in helping to lead the Badgers to victories at the Capital One Bowl in Orlando.This past season, John Stocco proved doubters wrong, Travis Beckum set school tight end records and the P.J. Hill cheer quickly became a Camp Randall tradition.Bielema is thrilled to have a core group of coaches returning — as he should be — and he expressed his appreciation this week.”When you have as successful a season as we had in 2006, it’s not surprising that other teams have approached several of our coaches,” Bielema said in a statement. “I appreciate our coaches’ commitment to our program at Wisconsin, and I’m thrilled that our staff will return intact for the 2007 season.”Putting aside the fact that Chryst has shaped a successful offense, an NFL-caliber coach decided to stay at — of all places — Wisconsin. Now there’s a fact that should be celebrated.As a fifth-generation Badger, I learned the lyrics to “On Wisconsin” before I learned to tie my shoes — seriously. And my parents and grandparents kindly remind me today how lucky I am to be at Wisconsin when the football team is so good considering it was so bad for, well, forever.So when a guy who could ditch Madtown for the likes of Dallas or San Diego decides to stay — that’s pretty awesome. Something tells me in my parents’ years at Madison, a guy like Chryst with an offer from the NFL might have jumped ship pretty easily.The move parallels a shift in the Wisconsin program into a whole new class of football teams on the national level.Just look at some of the other teams that ended up toward the top of the USA Today poll at the end of the season — Florida, Ohio State and USC, to name a few. Those teams have been up there pretty consistently in the past, and Wisconsin hasn’t.Chryst’s move to stay in Wisconsin may not be in the same realm of excitement as a No. 1 Associated Press ranking in basketball, but in the long run, it’s probably more important.So if you’re out with friends this weekend, raise a sweet cup of O.J. or Minute Maid and deliver a toast to Paul Chryst this time, in honor of the class Wisconsin football has stepped up into.Tom Schalmo is a sophomore majoring in journalism and communication arts. If you’d like to find him to raise a toast you can write him at tschalmo@badgerherald.comlast_img read more

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Dave Wardwell was driving his son Bobby home from practice one night. A sixth-grader at the time, Bobby had just begun transitioning to a full-time lacrosse goalkeeper.“What is it about goalie,” Dave Wardwell remembers asking Bobby. “Are you sure you want to do this?”“There’s something about a ball coming at you at 100 miles per hour that’s kind of exciting,” Bobby quipped to his father.The century-mark speeds were hyperbolic for any sixth-grader, but Bobby Wardwell’s words still hold true to him now as he wraps up his senior season in net for No. 1 Syracuse (12-2, 2-2 Atlantic Coast).He’s stood as the backbone to the Syracuse defense this season for the first time in his career, while prior years were littered with spot starts and split games. Pitted up against junior transfer Warren Hill going into this season, Wardwell beat out Hill in the preseason to cement his spot atop the totem pole of SU’s six goalies.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textHe’s transformed into the premier stopper Syracuse needed to compliment its highly touted offense, owing his career-best season to consistency and his volatile approach ingrained in him to protect the net.“One thing everyone always says is that goalies in any sport are crazy or something’s not right,” said Wardwell, who often shooed away his concerned father when asked about his vibrantly bruised legs. “… I just think people say that because you’re standing in front of a 90 mile per hour shot with very little pads on, but I just think it’s fun.”His 6-foot frame stands poised each time the attack is threatening. He maintains what he calls “athletic position.” His feet spread about shoulder-width apart, hands about eight inches from each other on his stick, and he holds that stick just below the crossbar, at an angle to keep it parallel from his body.He pivots around an imaginary semicircle just in front of the goal line as the ball is distributed. While a blur to the thousands of fans regularly in attendance, the five-ounce, white rubber ball can stick out like a flame on a heat map to Wardwell.He follows and tracks the ball until seemingly inhuman reflexes take over to corral the 90 mile per hour projectile. In a moment, the ball launches itself to the webbing of Wardwell’s stick or whizzes inches by it and into the goal.This season, he’s made saves at a career-high 52.6-percent clip.“He doesn’t let the (shots) that shouldn’t go in, in,” Syracuse head coach John Desko said. “Now we’re seeing him make some (saves) that he probably shouldn’t make.“We’ve just seen that upward climb in how he’s played in his confidence level.”His string of successes this season has led to a more adventurous Wardwell, a goalkeeper no longer cemented between the pipes and confined by the crease. The senior has ramped up his aggressiveness and left the net vulnerable multiple times to try and make plays on the ball.Even with a 9-0 lead against Hobart on April 14, Wardwell showed no remorse. An errant Brendan Saylor pass set off a footrace between Wardwell and Statesman attack Zach Reed toward the end line. Wardwell beat out four Hobart attacks to shovel the ball off to Peter Macartney to extinguish the offensive threat.“Being able to play outside the cage just makes you better and makes your team better,” Wardwell said. “Sometimes it’s a little bit of fun to just get out there and get to hit someone.”As much as he’s been able to revel in his successes, Wardwell says a large part in playing his position the right way is the ability to forget both the highs and the lows.Forget the double-overtime goal allowed to derail an undefeated season against Notre Dame in March. Forget the double-digit saves made in half of SU’s games this season. Forget the 10 goals allowed in the opening half against North Carolina.Wardwell worked intensely on blocking low-angle shots with undergraduate student coach Dominic Lamolinara going into the rematch against UNC in the ACC tournament semifinals.The senior keeper allowed only eight goals the second time around against the Tar Heels and lasted the entire game in the cage. The second chance given to Wardwell is one in seasons past he may not have gotten.He’s finally reached a point where the surprises are few and far between and it won’t take inhuman reflexes to corral what’s coming at him next.“It’s nice to be winning and having that kind of success,” Wardwell said. “But there’s still another trophy for us to go out and get.” Comments Published on May 7, 2015 at 8:00 am Contact Connor: cgrossma@syr.edu | @connorgrossmanlast_img read more