Leipzig send warning to Dayot Upamecano amid Arsenal transfer speculation

first_imgAdvertisement Comment Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 7 Apr 2020 11:16 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link3.7kShares Leipzig stand to make a hefty profit on Upamecano after spending just £9m on the centre-back (Picture: Getty)Last month, Upamecano insisted he was fully focussed on Leipzig but revealed that he would sit down and discuss his future at the end of the campaign.‘I feel very good at RB Leipzig. I like my team-mates, the staff and my club,’ the young centre-half told French outlet Foot Mercato.‘For the moment, I am still under contract until 2021. I am going to have to continue to train well and play matches. ‘Even though I know that there are clubs that want me, that is certain, I am keeping my feet on the ground.’ ‘We will discuss my future at the end of the season with my agents and my family.’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 ArsenalFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page.MORE: Arsenal transfer target Pau Torres learning English after talks with Santi CazorlaMORE: Leicester City defender Caglar Soyuncu responds to Man City and Arsenal transfer links Leipzig send warning to Dayot Upamecano amid Arsenal transfer speculationcenter_img Kroesche hopes Upamecano doesn’t make any rash decisions on his future (Picture: Getty)However, Krosche is holding out hope that Upamecano could still be at Leipzig next season and has told the Frenchman to think long and hard before agreeing to move on.‘This is a far-reaching decision for a player. He should take his time with that,’ the Leizpig chief told German publication Kicker.‘He has to be clear about exactly what he is going to do, how he sees his future.‘Maybe that has changed a bit as a result of the new situation [coronavirus].’ Dayot Upamecano has been heavily linked with Arsenal in recent months (Picture: Getty)Leipzig sporting director Markus Krosche has urged Dayot Upamecano to ‘take his time’ with a decision on his future amid rumours the defender could be on his way to Arsenal in the summer transfer window. Upamecano has earned a reputation as one of the finest centre-backs in Germany since joining Leizpig back in 2017 and Arsenal are battling it out with Tottenham and Barcelona for the 21-year-old’s signature.It’s understood Upamecano has told Leipzig about his intentions to leave the club at the end of the season and the Bundesliga outfit are ready to listen to offers over the coming weeks and months for their prized possession. AdvertisementAdvertisementRead the latest updates: Coronavirus news liveADVERTISEMENT Advertisementlast_img read more

Robert Pires names Man Utd and Chelsea heroes as his ‘toughest’ opponents

first_imgRobert Pires names Man Utd and Chelsea heroes as his ‘toughest’ opponents Ferdinand and Terry both won multiple Premier League titles (Picture: Getty)‘Coming from France to play in the Premier League, it was very difficult at the beginning.‘Arsene Wenger told me: “It’s not the same football. It’s physical, you need to learn.” ‘My first match was at Sunderland. I was sitting on the bench and after about 20-25 minutes I remember thinking: “Wow, this football is not for me”.’Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Metro Sport ReporterFriday 7 Aug 2020 10:53 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.5kShares Advertisement Comment Pires (Picture: Icon Sport via Getty)Robert Pires played against some of the greatest centre-backs in modern football, but he named John Terry and Rio Ferdinand as the ‘toughest’ he faced. Pires, who won three Premier League titles and two FA Cups during a six-year spell at Arsenal, admitted he found it difficult to adapt to life in English football due to its physicality. The World Cup winner, who also had a stint with Aston Villa, was quizzed on who he felt were the hardest defenders he had to play against and two names sprang to mind. Chelsea centre-back Terry, who won five Premier League titles, and Manchester United centre-half Ferdinand – a six-time Premier League champion – were at the top of his list. AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘In the Premier League it was John Terry and Rio Ferdinand,’ he told Match of the Day: Top 10.‘Matches against Chelsea and Manchester United were always hard and Terry and Ferdinand were very tough, very physical,’ he said. Advertisementlast_img read more

Your property is worth $75,000 more in this suburb

first_imgAerial photos of the Tugun bypass. Tugun has recorded a 19.1 per cent increase in land valuation.THE VALUE of land in some suburbs of the Gold Coast has jumped by more than 20 per cent despite a cooling housing market.The Valuer-General’s 2018 Property Market Movement Report report shows the median price for residential land on the Gold Coast increased by 8.3 per cent overall over the past year. Aerial of Bilinga and Kirra down to Coolangatta. Reporter: Travis Lye.Improving visitor numbers as well as development and infrastructure spending in the lead up to the Commonwealth Games were attributed to the increases.Bilinga and Tugun recorded the biggest valuation increase — jumping by 20.3 per cent and 19.1 per cent respectively.For Bilinga, that means a median value rise of $75,000. “Some localities such as Bilinga and Tugun reflected large increases in median values due to demand for well-located land,” said Valuer-General Neil Bray.“The median value of residential land in Tugun increased from $340,000 to $405,000.”“Bilinga, where the median land value increased from $370,000 to $445,000, shows the highest median value increase of the coastal suburbs.”More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa19 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days agoConstruction at Miami, where land valuation has increased by 15.2 per cent in the past 12 months.While no Gold Coast suburbs declined in land value, 11 areas including Palm Beach, Coolangatta, and South Stradbroke recorded no change.“Land values have generally increased since the last valuation, with some moderate increases in some market sectors and localities,” Mr Bray said.“Residential values have risen in most locations, as did multi-unit, commercial and industrial lands and rural residential lands increased slightly.”Landholders are being urged to check their area’s valuations against council rates and leasehold rent.WINNERSBilinga 20.3 per cent to $445,000Tugun 19.1 per cent to $405,000Miami 15.2 per cent to $570,000Mermaid Beach 15 per cent to $1.15 millionCurrumbin Waters 14.3 per cent to $360,000LOSERSAdvancetown, Broadbeach, Clarigba, Coombabah, Currumbin Valley, Gaven, Lower Beechmont, Palm Beach, South Stradbroke, Springbrook, Wongawallan — zero per cent Runaway Bay 1.8 per cent to $560,000 Upper Coomera 3.3 per cent to $232,500Nerang 4.2 per cent to $250,000Pacific Pines 4.5 per cent to $232,500 Aerial from the southern end of the Gold Coast and Tweed Heads area. Tugun to Currumbin.last_img read more

CHEC Pens Construction Deal for Tema LNG Terminal

first_imgTema LNG Terminal Company, an entity controlled by Helios Investment Partners, has signed an agreement with China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) for the construction of a liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal in Tema.China Harbour Engineering Company  is constructing the marine facilities, whilst Jiangnan Shipyard of China will be constructing the floating regasification facility.The LNG terminal is being constructed on the back of a 12-year gas supply agreement that was executed between the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC) and Rosneft. Rosneft subsequently engaged Tema LNG Terminal Company for the provision of the regasification services.The LNG Terminal, which is expected to be completed in 18 months, will be Sub-Saharan Africa’s first regasification terminal.The project is estimated to provide about two million tonnes of LNG every year, supplying about 30% of Ghana’s total electricity generating capacity.In addition, a concession agreement signed between the Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority (GPHA) and Tema LNG Terminal Company Ltd, to allow for the siting and operation of the facility within the Tema port, will deliver an annual revenue in excess of $6 million to GPHA throughout the total concession period.The cost of the project is estimated in excess of some USD 350 million.The Terminal will be transferred to government (GNPC and GPHA) after 12 years.last_img read more

Don’t Use My Pain as a Weapon: Infertility and Same-Sex Marriage

first_imgPublic Discourse 11 June 2015Infertility does not invalidate our marriage, but we constantly experience infertility as an inability to fulfill a basic aspect of marriage. It is a loss for us in a way that it can never be for a same-sex couple. Our relationship is ordered toward having children, even though it is frustrated and kept from this fulfillment.I’m growing weary of being told that I must either support gay marriage or disavow my own marriage. I refer not to anything my wife and I did that would violate the traditional norms of marriage, but to something we had no control over: our ongoing inability to conceive a child.My wife and I, along with all other childless heterosexual couples, often find ourselves presented as exhibit A in the court of public opinion. Our plight has become a standard response to the main reason for traditional marriage, a reason that until lately was non-controversial: that heterosexual couples’ unique, natural procreative ability gives rise to a state interest in ensuring that their relationships are stable for the sake of the children they potentially will have growing up in their homes.Put in the form of a question, this is the argument: If children are the state’s primary reason to regulate marriage, then why should it recognize the marriages of infertile couples? Why not follow the proposal of Plato in the Laws that infertile marriages should be invalidated? Or, to redirect the question, why should these be recognized as marriages but not the relationships of homosexual couples? Aren’t homosexual couples effectively interchangeable with infertile heterosexual couples insofar as the state and society should be concerned?Although this may be an effective debating point, it is grotesquely unreal when considered from the lived experience of infertility—the harsh and unhappy reality of what it is like to be an infertile couple waiting every month for a child that never comes.The Connection between Marriage and ChildrenRedefining marriage to include same-sex unions severs the connection between marriage and children in a way that recognizing the marriages of childless heterosexual couples does not. The possibility and even the desire to have children together must be discarded upfront. Instead of being viewed as an important aspect of marital love that some couples will, by mischance or age, be unable to fulfill, bearing children and raising them together becomes entirely optional, even more than in the case of voluntarily sterile couples.The reality that my wife and I, by some still-unknown mischance, have yet to conceive is an imperfection that we feel keenly and on a daily basis. We will presumably never learn what combining our particular genetics might have produced—what features, traits, and attributes we would have seen passed on to our children. No matter how much we dote on our canine co-evolutionary buddies, they will never say “I love you” to us. The Legos I saved from my childhood will continue to sit in a box.However, our infertility does not make our relationship interchangeable with one in which childlessness can never be felt as a loss because fertility was never, and could never, be an option within it. As is often noted, it would be absurd and intrusive for the government to try to withhold marriage licenses from infertile heterosexual couples. This absurdity would only be heightened by the fallibility of fertility tests, with which my wife and I are all too familiar. However, it can be confidently predicted that no homosexual couple will ever procreate together naturally.Adoption is a possibility, of course, but it usually necessitates a great deal of additional expense and trouble on top of the already considerable burdens of parenting. Thus far we have lacked the career and financial stability to spend tens of thousands of dollars in order to adopt a child. Furthermore, while it is often a loving and noble undertaking, adoption always involves trauma, insofar as it requires the death, incapacitation, or unsuitability of both natural parents. We hope that one day the evil of infertility and the evil of orphanhood will be redeemed in the good of adoption, but it is not yet for us.If and when we do adopt, we will offer a child both a mother and a father, thereby providing the closest restoration available to the natural family that has been lost. Thus, even in adoption, an infertile heterosexual marriage displays essential differences from homosexual ones, which in adoption always deprive a child once again of either a mother or a father.The case for gay marriage may be constructed on a variety of other supports than the supposed interchangeability of homosexual relationships with those of childless heterosexual couples, and this essay has no pretensions of settling the same-sex marriage debate. However, it should be clear that the casual comparison between homosexual couples and infertile heterosexual marriages is not only facile and foolish—it is hurtful, callously disregarding the lived experience of infertile couples.Neither a same-sex couple nor an infertile opposite-sex couple is able to conceive naturally. For one couple, this is predictable and intrinsic to the nature of their relationship. For the other, it is a painful, often unexpected injury to the nature of their marriage.http://www.thepublicdiscourse.com/2015/06/15155/?utm_source=The+Witherspoon+Institute&utm_campaign=ba0089ce40-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_15ce6af37b-ba0089ce40-84094405last_img read more

Twisters Fall To Lions In Baseball

first_imgThe Oldenburg Academy Twisters came up short against The Rushville Lions in Baseball action 12-8.R-002 120 4.   12 11 2OA-000 116 0.   8 6 4For OA:Matty Hurm 1-3, run, rbi, bbBischoff 1-4, rbiSam Gast 1-3, run, double, 2 rbi, bbAaron Huber 0-3, run, bbCory Schuman 1-3, run, bbTanner Alley 1-3, run, rbi, hbpTyler Hesselbrock 0-4, rbi,Tyler Hogg 0-2, bb, runBryce Ahaus 1-2, 2 runs, hbp, sbZach Pottschmidt 4 IP, 6 runs, 3 earned, 5 hits, 1 k, 1 bb, 2 hbp, wpCory Schuman 3 IP, 6 runs, 4 earned, 6 hits, 2 k, 1 bb, hbp LossVarsity record: 13-8Next game: (5-13) vs. Seton Catholic.Courtesy of Twisters Coach Doug Behlmer.last_img read more

Kompon double sinks Devils

first_imgMike Kompon scored two goals as Elite League leaders the Belfast Giants twice came from behind to edge out the Cardiff Devils 3-2. Press Association Tyson Marsh and Jake Morissette twice gave the Welsh side the lead but that was cancelled out by Kompon and Belfast captain Adam Keefe. Kompon then dramatically scored the winner with under 30 seconds remaining to lift the Giants to their second successive win. last_img read more

Taglietelle goes Flat out

first_img Captainofthefleet, who won this race in 2013, is among his rivals, while recent Pontefract winner Point The Toes is another leading contender. Atan, who sports first-time blinkers, is an interesting runner for Pat Flynn, while Hisaabaat, Prince Kup, Face Value, Hazariban and Saint Gervais complete the line-up. Qatea ran out a comfortable winner at Sligo on Sunday and he should prove hard to beat in the Ladies Evening At Clonmel Races May 21st Handicap. Handicap debutant Lucie Rie looks a danger under Wayne Lordan for David Wachman, while Gainmill Lady is another with claims. Breenainthemycra and Rockview Emperor are sure to feature prominently in the betting for the Free Admission For Ladies May 21st Handicap, and others with claims are Oceania Queen and Elusive Gent. Silky won the opening Irish Stallion Farms European Breeders Fund Fillies Maiden in 2013 and her sister Wooden Heart will bid to emulate her. David Wachman trains the daughter of Montjeu and he has won this race four times in the last seven years. Dermot Weld, who won it last year with subsequent Listed winner Vintage Nouveau, is represented by Pianola, while Jim Bolger’s Deontas and Willie McCreery’s Love Letter are other leading contenders. Brown Bee and Just Be Lucky would appear to have the West Gate Median Auction Maiden between them, while Highly Toxic and Tetraites are the stand out names in the Fethard Maiden. The concluding Main Guard Handicap looks a wide open contest, with Lady Marmelo, Allen Warrior, Balkinstown and Uncharted Waters a few for the shortlist. Clonmel plays host to a seven-race Flat card on Thursday evening with recent Aintree winner Taglietelle the stand-out name. The Gordon Elliott-trained six-year-old is one of nine runners declared for the feature Quirke uPVC Windows (Clonmel) Tipperary Perpetual Cup Handicap. He will be ridden by champion pony rider Jack Kennedy, brother of National Hunt jockey Paddy Kennedy, who makes his racecourse debut aboard the son of Tagula. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Over 200 Golfers for CBN Governor’s Cup

first_imgOver 200 golfers drawn from across the country are expected to compete at the 2018 edition of the annual Central Bank of Nigeria Governor’s Golf Cup scheduled to tee-off on Saturday, December 8, 2018 at the IBB Golf and Country Club, Abuja.Being the 12th in the series, the one-day championship sponsored by the Central Bank of Nigeria in conjunction with the IBB Golf Club, shall be competed for in a ‘Stroke Play-Shot Gun’ format where all the competitors will tee-off at the same time from different points on the golf course.The golfers are expected to compete in eight categories. These include; the Men’s Category 1 (Handicap 0-14), Men’s Category 11(Handicap 15-28) and Gross (Men). The ladies will do battles in category 1 (Handicap 0-20) and Category11 ( Handicap 21-30). Other categories are CBN Staff Category, CBN Retired Staff Category, CBN Guests Category and the Veterans Category for men and women.With the overall winner expected to smile home with the best Net prize, there are also other prizes to be won. Among them is the Nearest to Pin award for ladies, men and CBN women including CBN staff and the Longest Drive award for ladies and men as well as the CBN staffers.The annual CBN Governor’s Golf Cup competition is not only aimed at creating a relaxed and recreation atmosphere for distinguished personalities in government, the organised private sector and members of the diplomatic corps, it also serves as a platform for promoting competitiveness and inspiring partnership and networking among golfers across the country.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Klaebo wins Cross-Country World Cup men’s sprint classic

first_img Written By FOLLOW US SUBSCRIBE TO US First Published: 4th January, 2020 18:56 IST LIVE TV WATCH US LIVEcenter_img Associated Press Television News Last Updated: 4th January, 2020 18:57 IST Klaebo Wins Cross-Country World Cup Men’s Sprint Classic Two-time reigning men’s Cross-Country World Cup champion Johannes Hosflot Klaebo of Norway won Saturday’s sprint classic Val di Fiemme, Italy to increase his leads in the discipline and overall standings. Two-time reigning men’s Cross-Country World Cup champion Johannes Hosflot Klaebo of Norway won Saturday’s sprint classic Val di Fiemme, Italy to increase his leads in the discipline and overall standings. Sergey Ustiugov and his Russia team-mate Alexander Bolshunov finished the race in first and second place respectively. COMMENTlast_img read more