first_img 1/1 About Connatix V67539 Read More Rio Ferdinand tells Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop struggling Wilfried Zaha addressed the Arsenal transfer rumours (Picture: On Sport)Wilfried Zaha refused to rule out a move to Arsenal when asked about his future ahead of the Ivory Coast’s last-16 clash with Mali at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.The Gunners have had a bid of £40million rejected for Zaha, with Crystal Palace understood to be holding out for a fee of around £70m for the 26-year-old forward.Arsenal are already lining up a second proposal for Zaha despite leaving Palace ‘furious’ and ‘incensed’ with their opening offer.Zaha, who scored in a 4-1 victory over Namibia on Monday, is keen to push through a move to his boyhood club this summer but, for the time being, Palace stand in the way of his ‘dream’ transfer.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT Top articles While Zaha appeared to give little away in the interview, many Arsenal fans were left convinced that he would be on his way this summer. Skip Wilfried Zaha refuses to rule out Arsenal transfer move HE IS COMMMMIIINNGGGG 🙌🏻🙌🏻🔴🔴🔥🔥❄️❄️✍️🤝. Welcome to Arsenal @wilfriedzaha— Wilfriedbludclutzaha (@wilfbludclut) July 5, 2019 Read More PLAY Advertisement Read More Full Screen Read More Advertisement Video Settings Coming Next Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 6 Jul 2019 1:33 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link952Shares SPONSORED 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 CityAsked about Arsenal’s £40m offer, Zaha told On Sport: ‘I have no comment on it. The only thing that’s on my mind right now is trying to win this cup [AFCON].’Pushed on whether he would like to play for Arsenal, Zaha replied: ‘I don’t know… we’ll see in the future.’ / HES COMING HOMEEEEEEEEEEWILFRIED ZAHA HES COMING HOMEEEE— 1Ö (@torresvcalcio) July 5, 2019Zaha’s brother, Judicael, has pleaded with Palace to let the forward join Arsenal this summer.‘Wilfried will always hold Crystal Palace and their fans in the highest regard and all the support they have given means the world to him,’ he said.‘It is my brother’s dream, though, to play for Arsenal.‘Given all that Wilfried has given to Crystal Palace to help them remain a Premier League club, I hope Palace will be able to see their way to agreeing a deal with Arsenal that allows Wilfried to realise his dream of playing European football for the club he has supported since childhood.’ Read More by Metro Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Welcome @wilfriedzaha— Jack Clare (@JxckAfc) July 5, 2019 Comment 1 min. story Zaha’s coming to Arsenal 🔥🔥🔥— Karim El Araby (@KarimAraby) July 5, 2019 It’s happening ⏳ #arsenal #Zaha— liam (@Liam_GoonerUK) July 6, 2019 Welcome @wilfriedzaha— moha (@drippern) July 6, 2019 Manchester United captain Harry Maguire Palace have slapped a £70m price tag on ZahaArsenal legend Ian Wright believes Zaha would be a ‘magnificent’ signing for the club.‘We’re trying to get Wilfried Zaha, which would be magnificent,’ the former striker told The South China Morning Post.‘You want competition for places. Defensively, I think everyone can agree, we need some strength in there.More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira moves‘You can always strengthen in the midfield. Aaron Ramsey’s gone.‘We need that midfielder who is going to join the front guys and try to contribute with goals.‘Goals is a premium so you always want to be linked with a striker that might be able to come and help.’MORE: Juventus approach Manchester United over Romelu Lukaku transfer move He’s coming home— Dhiscursion_fortune (@laurenvictor2) July 5, 2019 Skip Adlast_img read more

first_img Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:58Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:58 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p216p216p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. 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 much do I need to retire?00:58 MORE: Want five-star services at home? The worst homes on Brisbane’s best streets The home was designed by renowned Brisbane architect Shaun Lockyer.Balaam was originally built as part of Hamilton Stage 2 for local developer Don O’Rorke, who sold it for a whopping $11.8m four years ago. The current owner has had the property listed for sale since July last year, running it through expressions of interest campaign and an auction with it now listed for sale by negotiation.The rental listing said the property rivalled “any prestige residence on the international market”.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus12 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market12 hours ago Rare inner-city estate snapped up 33b Harbour Road, Hamilton.This may be the most expensive home ever rented in the River City — costing as much as a year’s private school fees per month.The property was listed as having been leased out on Friday, with agents Living Here Cush Partners confirming only that a lease had been signed.According to CoreLogic records, the property at 33b Harbour Rd, Hamilton, was listed for rent on May 9 for $3,700 a week, which amounts to a jawdropping $16,000 a month — which is about as much as it costs to send a day scholar to some of Brisbane’s best private schools for the year. FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON FACEBOOKcenter_img Modern luxury by the water. One of the living rooms opened up to the outdoors.Among its features was an internal lift to all levels, fully climate-controlled wine cellar, open-air fire pit with gas, a parental master suite, fully-equipped gym with shower and sauna, three large outdoor terraces all with city and river views plus several secure children’s play areas, a children’s creche, cubby house and animal enclosure.The home is listed for sale by negotiation with Ray White New Farm. The edge of the pool in the foreground and one of the kitchens beyond.It was designed by architect Shaun Lockyer and built by local Queensland firm Hutchinson Builders.The 1,034sq m home is on a 1,609sq m lot with the house spread across three levels. The home has 48.3m of riverfrontage and has one of the most unique pools in the city — one that’s cantilevered, heated and has an adjoining bar and kitchen. The pool at 33B Harbour Rd, Hamilton, was built cantilevered so that the children could be easily supervised from the kitchen. Perfect spot to chill out this winter.last_img read more

first_imgSouth Korean dry bulk shipping company Pan Ocean has reached an agreement to purchase two tankers from its subsidiary, Pan Ocean Singapore Bulk Carrier.The vessels in question would be acquired for a price of USD 21.25 million, according to the company’s stock exchange release.Scheduled to be finalized during the fourth quarter of 2017, the transaction was decided on in order to improve Pan Ocean’s profitability and efficiency, the company said.During the first half of 2017, Pan Ocean saw its gross profit rise by 12.1 percent to USD 105.6 million, compared to a gross profit of USD 94.2 million reported in the same period a year earlier. For the six months ended June 30, the company’s operating profit was at USD 78.5 million, rising by 13.7 percent from USD 69 million seen in the previous year.Similarly, during the second quarter of 2017, Pan Ocean’s gross profit increased by 16 percent to USD 57.5 million from USD 49.5 million seen a year earlier, while its operating profit stood at USD 43.1 million, rising by 17.4 percent from USD 36.7 million reported in the second quarter of 2016.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

first_imgNZ Herald 2 November 2015Children as young as four are receiving lessons from transgender campaigners – including a man who revealed to primary school classes that he is a “trans man” and was “assigned female” at birth.Thousands of UK pupils have had the controversial classes, in which they are encouraged to explore their gender identities and are questioned on what being a transsexual means, The Mail on Sunday can reveal.Up to 20 primary schools a year pay for the classes, given by campaigners’ organisation Gendered Intelligence. Parents’ groups have reacted with concern that pupils may be ‘frightened’ by the workshops, while experts warned the lessons may confuse young children.Gendered Intelligence has confirmed it teaches pupils of all ages in primary schools, from reception class – where children are aged four and five – up to Year Six, where pupils are aged 10 and 11. The workshops cost an undisclosed sum and have been available since 2008.The Mail on Sunday has seen footage of Gendered Intelligence conducting workshops with primary classes, in a video available for teachers to hire at a cost of $45.In one class, Year Six boys at a Newcastle primary school are asked to describe the ‘girlish’ things they like to do, while the girls say what ‘boyish’ pursuits they enjoy. read more

first_imgWhen reminiscing with a high school friend recently, he recalled a pitching incident in which the batter certainly became the ultimate loser.  The batter was crowding the plate so the pitcher decided to throw an inside breaking ball to get the batter off the plate.  With the ball bearing in on the batter, he subsequently turned toward the ball instead of away from it.After being struck by the ball, which landed in his ribs, he fell to the ground totally stunned.  After he finally got up and headed toward first base, he was called back to the plate.  During his time on the ground trying to recover, the pitcher’s coach argued that he had swung at the ball when he turned toward the pitcher instead of away from him.  The umpire agreed!  Not only did he not get to first base, but he was called out on strikes.  Where is instant replay when you need it?last_img read more

first_imgRelatedPosts Lampard: I still have confidence in Tomori Ighalo: My best moment as ‘Red Devil’ Mane double eases Liverpool to win over 10-man Chelsea Liverpool is set to receive a record £175 million pay out in prize money for winning the Premier League title.Topflight clubs agreed that they would receive their full prize money for last season, where Jurgen Klopp’s Reds won by a huge 18-point margin, and delay any reductions caused by the coronavirus pandemic. All 20 Premier League clubs decided that the relevant cuts that were made due to the virus outbreak, which could total up to £330 million via rebates to broadcasters, will instead be spread out over future seasons in order to not affect club’s current income at this fragile time, according to The Times.The clubs also agreed to another advance of solidarity payments to EFL clubs, after the £125 million paid in April that was actually due in August this month.However, they stopped short of bailing out the lower league teams.All these decisions were discussed and made at last week’s by-yearly meeting between Premier League club’s chief executives and chairmen.This is great news for Liverpool, who will receive a record sum of £175 million in prize money and television broadcast earnings for their title triumph. According to football finance expert Swiss Ramble, the Reds could have expected a £21 million hit from their prize earnings if the decision was not made to stall the pay out cuts.The Premier League has still not confirmed the payments to the clubs, as they usually do so in the week after the conclusion of the season.One of the main factors for delaying the lesser earnings in prize money was made because negotiations are still ongoing with the 55 domestic and overseas broadcasters around a rebate for the disrupted schedule enforced by the pandemic.The season just gone was the first in the new format for the TV deal cycle, the system that allocates TV money in a way to benefit the top clubs.For the first time, the money paid to the clubs made from overseas broadcasters were allocated according to where they finished in the final standings, rather than split equally across all teams. Tags: Jurgen KloppLiverpoolPremier Leaguelast_img read more

first_imgBuenos Aires, May 29: The captain of the Argentine national football team, Lionel Messi, said despite the “faith” he has in his squad, they must go into the Russia World Cup with a “calm” attitude and not take victory for granted because he doesn’t feel that they are “the best” in the tourney this time around.“We have players with a lot of ability, with a lot of experience, but we have to go calmly. Also, we can’t send the message that we’re going to emerge world champions because we’re the best, because in reality it’s not like that,” Messi admitted during a television interview, reports Efe.Messi said that it’s more important “to go game by game” and focus on winning their first encounter with Iceland on June 16.Although a few years ago, “nobody expected” that Iceland would be a dangerous rival, Messi acknowledged that now the team is able to “mess up anyone,” as it showed during the last European Cup and during the island squad’s qualification matches when they emerged tied with Croatia for leadership in their group.“It’s really important to start out winning because of the calmness it would give you afterwards to face the other teams, because it’s not an easy group,” said Messi.He said that Argentina will have to go into the later matches – against Croatia on June 21 and Nigeria on the 26th – with the same attitude.“Being sincere and fair about it, there are many teams, or not many but some, who are better than us. We have to be realistic and, with a humble attitude, we’re going to go out seeking that dream” of winning the title, he said. IANSlast_img read more

first_imgUW\’s John Clay was cruising in the first quarter before suffering a derailing injury in the second.[/media-credit]Every week, Herald Sports takes a look back at the Wisconsin football game and grade the position groups on a scale of zero to five.Here is how the Badgers fared in week seven against unbeaten Iowa:Quarterback — 0.5 of 5Continuing his downward spiral since Big Ten play started, junior quarterback Scott Tolzien tossed three interceptions in his worst game of the season as the offense managed only 10 points against a stiff Iowa defense. Unlike at Ohio State where Tolzien played relatively well besides the two pick-sixes, the Hawkeye corners were able to hold Tolzien to 15-of-25 passing, a measly 143 yards and no touchdowns. For both of his first two interceptions, Tolzien abandoned the patience that helped him succeed earlier in the season and forced it instead to his first read on the play. UW was unable to manage any offense in the second half — moving only 66 yards after scoring its final touchdown — and the poor energy could reflect on Tolzien’s leadership.Running Backs — 1.5 of 5Sophomore John Clay was nothing short of a beast in the first quarter, totaling 58 yards on the ground. After suffering a scary injury early in the second quarter, though, the Badger ground game disappeared, finishing with just 96 yards between Clay and freshman Montee Ball. Clay ran tentatively during the second half and his lack of production led to several three-and-outs. The lack of a running attack put Tolzien and the offense in tough third-down conversion situations.Wide Receivers — 1.5 of 5Talk about a nonexistent game. Between Nick Toon, Isaac Anderson and Kyle Jefferson, the Badgers failed to reach even double digits in receptions, finishing with just eight catches. Maurice Moore dropped a touchdown running through the end zone, though Ball eventually scored on that drive. On David Gilreath’s one end-around, he hesitated and got creamed for it. Between Tolzien and the wideouts, it was the worst passing showing of the year for UW.Tight Ends — IncompleteIn a game hailed as a battle between the top two tight ends in the league with UW’s Garrett Graham and Iowa’s Tony Moeaki, the showdown was halted when Graham left the game with a concussion, robbing the Badgers of their best receiver and a dominant run blocker. Who knows what affect Graham could have had on the stagnant offense in the second half. With Kendricks only coming through for two catches and 10 yards, Wisconsin will badly miss Graham next season.Offensive Line — 2 of 5If grading the line for the first half, they would receive a 5. In the second half, not so much. Coming out strong after being embarrassed by Ohio State, UW controlled an impressive front seven for 30 minutes of the game. Much of the running game struggles can be blamed on Clay for running softly after his injury. Iowa was able to pressure Tolzien into four sacks, however, and their pass protection problems continued with only 29 drop backs.Defensive Line — 4 of 5O’Brien Schofield continues to be virtually unblockable, adding two tackles for a loss to his NCAA-leading total of 16.5. On the other side of the line, J.J. Watt recorded eight tackles, including a team-high four for a loss. Watt also jumped offsides on a critical third down, however, contributing to the lousy 5-of-9 conversion stat in the second half. As a team, Iowa finished the game with a low 65 yards rushing.Linebackers — 3.5 of 5While losing Mike Taylor to a knee injury may prove to be a serious blow in the long-run, true freshman sensation Chris Borland made the loss of the team’s leading tackler hardly noticeable. Borland finished the game with a team-high 10 tackles, including 2.5 for a loss and a forced fumble that was the Badgers only turnover. Although Borland showed his youth on a couple plays, his aggressiveness and quickness is remarkable for a freshman.Secondary — 2 of 5Iowa QB Ricky Stanzi completed 17-of-23 passes, including several impressive third-down completions. The UW secondary seemed a bit late on every play, and Stanzi made them pay. Junior wide receiver Derrell Johnson-Koulianos had a career day, pulling in eight passes for 113 yards. Although sophomore Devin Smith got home for one sack, he missed a second opportunity for another, allowing Stanzi to escape and find Moeaki for a touchdown. Stanzi has thrown eight interceptions this year, but the Badgers didn’t get their hands on even one pass.Specialists — 0.5 of 5There is nothing to do but hold your breath when Phillip Welch is kicking. Connecting from 34 yards in the first half, Welch missed a 38-yarder with disastrous consequences. Coming off the miss, Iowa drove the length of the field easily on Wisconsin and scored a touchdown to put them ahead. Although defensive players denied it afterward, there appeared to be a let down of energy from the miss. Brad Nortmann was very average, missing on opportunities to pin the Hawkeyes inside the 20 and getting poor hang time on his punts.last_img read more

first_imgGiven the Wisconsin men’s basketball team’s recent offensive struggles, Wednesday’s matchup against Syracuse couldn’t come at a worse time.No. 14 Syracuse (6-0) is fresh off winning the Battle for Atlantis tournament, which the Badgers (4-3) won last season. UW will be just three days removed from a miserable offensive performance against No. 7 Oklahoma on Sunday, a 65-48 beating on the road. The last time UW scored that few points was in 2013 against Virginia, a game that they won.Tip off at the Carrier Dome in Syracuse, New York is set for 6:15 p.m. CT on ESPN.The Orange’s famous 2-3 zone will force the Badgers to shoot from the outside, and if UW wants any chance of winning, they’ll have to be effective from out there – something it did not do well at all against Oklahoma.On a day UW shot just 16-for-68 from the field (23.5 percent), it was just as poor from three-point range. Wisconsin was 7-for-33 (21 percent) from behind the arc.Junior point guard Bronson Koenig had a particularly tough day, going 3-for-18 from the field and 3-for-14 from downtown. In addition to the struggles on the offensive zone, Koenig said the team’s defense is just as much a problem, but they can move on.“You reflect on some stuff defensively and some bad shots you took,” Koenig said. “Just learn from it. I thought that was a great test for us.”Koenig said the zone will stretch the struggling UW offense and force it to take deep shots. He said the key on offense will be to penetrate the middle and score points down low. And even when the points don’t come from inside, it’ll be important to facilitate through there so the shooters can get space to shoot from the outside.On defense, he said, the Badgers will have to take care of the “little things,” like boxing out, against the Orange.“They’ve got length and athleticism up front. Hopefully we shoot better than we did against Oklahoma.”For UW associate head coach Greg Gard, the problems on offense are numerous. But one simple adjustment can make a big difference, he said.“We just need to take better shots,” Gard said. “If you take high-percentage shots, we’ve shot it well.”Against Syracuse, Gard said, it will be essential to make sure UW is unselfish with a heavy dose of ball fakes and shot fakes to move the zone.Gard said it comes down to certain intangibles like turning down good shots for great shots, making the extra pass, moving better without the ball and spreading the floor better.“I think the type of shot presented to us will get better,” Gard said. “But we’ve taken a lot of tough shots. I think that’s been a big thing. Shots that you wouldn’t advise an offense to take.”And, of course, Gard added, they’ll have to make the shots.The last time Syracuse and Wisconsin faced each other was the Sweet 16 in 2012. The Orange came up on top 64-63 and advanced to the Elite Eight. In that game, UW made 14 three’s. Gard said Monday they should’ve made 15 to win the game.That’s in the past though, Gard said. And speaking of the past, Koenig said Sunday’s loss to Oklahoma served as a wakeup call to this team.“Hopefully, we wake up,” he said.last_img read more

first_imgIt marks the first time in his career that the 14-time major winner, who is continuing to recover from back surgery last autumn, has missed all four in the same season.Steinberg says the 40-year-old has decided against playing again this season, according to the Golf Channel.Steinberg detailed Woods’ fitness in an email quoted by, saying: ‘Continuing to make progress, but simply not ready for PGA. Will not play in the ’15/’16 season and will continue to rehab and work hard to then assess when he starts play for the ’16/’17 season.’Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Tiger Woods has pulled out of next week’s US PGA Championship as his absence from the golf tour goes on.The PGA of America announced on its website that Woods will be absent for the year’s final major, just as he was for the Masters, US Open and Open Championship.In a statement, the PGA of America said: ‘We have been in contact with Tiger’s agent, Mark Steinberg, and he informed us today that our four-time PGA champion will be unable to join us at Baltusrol Golf Club next week for the 98th PGA Championship.The tournament begins at Baltusrol in Springfield, New Jersey, on July 28.last_img read more