Atletico Madrid ready to offer Thomas Lemar to Arsenal in exchange for Alexandre Lacazette

first_img Comment Atletico Madrid ready to offer Thomas Lemar to Arsenal in exchange for Alexandre Lacazette Metro Sport ReporterMonday 13 Jan 2020 8:07 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link4.5kShares Atletico Madrid are prepared to offer Thomas Lemar to Arsenal in exchange for Alexandre Lacazette (Picture: Getty)Atletico Madrid would offer Thomas Lemar to Arsenal in exchange for Alexandre Lacazette if their pursuit of Edinson Cavani ends in failure this January.The Spanish giants have only scored 22 goals in La Liga this season and Diego Simeone is desperate to bring in a top-class attacker to boost the club’s title chances, with Barcelona and Real Madrid five points above them in the table.Cavani is at the top of Simeone’s wishlist but Paris Saint-Germain insist the Uruguay international will not be sold, despite his contract expiring in the summer.As a result, Atletico Madrid have been scouring the market for alternative options should Cavani remain in the French capital – and this has led them to Arsenal forward Lacazette.ADVERTISEMENT Lacazette has only scored five league goals this term (Picture: Getty)Lacazette has had an underwhelming start to the season at Arsenal, scoring just six goals in all competitions, and the ex-Lyon man will be under the spotlight in Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s absence.Aubameyang will miss the Gunners next three matches through suspension and Mikel Arteta has called on Lacazette and his attackers to step up to the plate.‘They now have to make a step forward now he is not able to contribute to the team with goals,’ Arteta said.‘Someone else has to do it and I want to see that reaction too.’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 CityThe Spaniard added: ‘Losing probably the most important player is never nice.‘We have other players that can play in that position.‘We will try to find a way and be as competitive as possible.’MORE: Sokratis Papastathopoulos backs Alexandre Lacazette to step up during Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s suspensioncenter_img Advertisement Advertisement Atleti will turn to Lacazette if PSG refuse to part with Cavani (Picture: Getty)Atleti and Simeone – who has registered a strong interest in Lacazette in previous transfer windows – are willing to offer Lemar in any potential deal for the Arsenal striker, according to Marca. The report stresses that Lacazette will only be targeted if it becomes clear that they have no chance of signing Cavani.AdvertisementAdvertisementLemar has failed to live up to expectations since his £51million move from Monaco back in 2018 and the attacking midfielder has been heavily linked with a move to the Premier League this winter.Reports earlier this week suggested that Chelsea had been offered the chance to sign Lemar – and the 24-year-old would be keen on a switch to Stamford Bridge.Lemar has also been on Jose Mourinho’s radar in recent weeks, but Tottenham would only be interested in a loan deal for the Frenchman.last_img read more

Inner-city townhouse hits the market with double the luxury

first_img8/265 Cavendish Rd, Coorparoo.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 2020The Millars lived at the two-level Cavendish Rd, property when they first moved to Brisbane.“We rented here for a year, in this beautiful complex,” Mrs Millar said. “The owner/builder popped it up for sale and we bought it – it was the perfect spot. It’s in such a great area.”She said, at the time, the property was 10 minutes away from her husband’s work in the Valley.Mrs Millar, who has a daughter, said the property was close to the local Kindy and Cooparoo State School. She hopes a young professional couple will buy the home, or a couple thinking of starting a family.“Even a couple with kids would suit this home,” she said.“There’s plenty of space, it’s very unique because the units in the complex are quite big.“The living space is perfect even for a family of four.” 8/265 Cavendish Rd, Coorparoo.After moving to Melbourne a few years ago, Darren and Koula Millar have made the decision to sell their investment property at Cooparoo.Mrs Millar, a stay-at-home mum and her husband, who works in the IT industry have been in Melbourne for almost three years.“We’ve had a couple of tenants in since we’ve left, and we’ve bought a property in Melbourne,” Mrs Millar said.“It’s just getting a bit tough managing it from here.” 8/265 Cavendish Rd, Coorparoo.Mrs Millar said they built a deck out the back which they had used a lot. The three bedrooms are on the upper level. The master suite is an idyllic parents’ retreat featuring a private balcony with a leafy outlook.Mrs Millar said the property was close to local hospitals and universities, Westfield Carindale Shopping Centre and a range of lifestyle amenities.center_img 8/265 Cavendish Rd, Coorparoo.last_img read more

Open homes, auctions push after NSW lifts ban

first_imgManaging Director of Place Sarah Hackett has called for open homes to be restarted under strict guidelines. Picture: Liam Kidston.With NSW set to lift its ban on group open homes and auctions this weekend, the head of one of Queensland’s biggest agencies has called for the Sunshine State to follow suit, arguing “there are more crowds at coffee shops”. Sarah Hackett, managing director of Place, said reinstating “open for inspections” was easily possible with strict conditions, such as letting small numbers in at a time. Auction market set to bounce back bigger than before She said that open houses and auctions would help to stimulate the market and ­increase competition. “I would 100 per cent call for it,” she told The Courier-Mail. “There are more crowds at coffee shops than what we would do,” she said. “We could really control the numbers and the conditions. We control the front door. We’re in charge. Absolutely we could do this with strict safe distances. We want our clients to feel safe and we want our staff to feel safe.” Antonia Mercorella, head of the Real Estate Institute of Queensland – the state’s peak industry body – ­yesterday wrote to two ministers that hold the key to the sector’s operations under COVID-19, seeking ­consultation for a staged return to work timeline. On NSW opening up auctions and open homes from this weekend, she said: “It’s not totally surprising, but perhaps a little bit ­earlier than we had anticipated.” On Friday the Queensland Health Minister allowed for open house inspections “with a maximum of 6 people including the real estate agent inside the building at any one time, with no more than one person per 4 square metres”. Auctions were not included. How coronavirus has affected the Queensland property market MORE: After coronavirus, Australia is not going back to what it wascenter_img Ms Mercorella said that the ­industry would like to work closely with the Government on distancing and hygiene protocols that would ­enable the rules to be relaxed further, but also ensure health and safety were still the top priority. Any date for a return to open inspections and onsite auctions would have to be endorsed by the health minister, Ms Mercorella said, and the industry preferred that it be an agreed-upon date that would allow members to be well educated on ­conditions and requirements. “We will be watching what happens in NSW very carefully and with great interest, and we are in the process of writing to those two ministers to work together on introducing a similar return to work plan,” she said. Distancing rules, maximum person restrictions, limiting touching, and ensuring vulnerable groups were protected on site were among the measures that needed to be agreed upon.Ms Mercorella said the real estate industry had responded very well to the restrictions so far, demonstrating “a real sense of professionalism and responsibility”. “I think that’s all of Queensland too, everyone is taking this very seriously. We understand that we all have a role to play.” FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON FACEBOOK 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 Real Estate Institute of Queensland CEO Antonia Mercorella.“We are not aware at this stage that the Queensland Government or health minister is looking to go as far (as NSW),” Ms Mercorella said “I am in the process of writing to the Health Minister and the Attorney-General and Minister Justice, suggesting we would like to have a conversation to see what their plans are for the next stage in relaxation.” She said no one wanted a second wave of coronavirus cases to occur.“We want to make sure that we don’t go back prematurely and too early. We certainly wouldn’t want to see a second wave, that would be ­disastrous. So our view is that while we are keen to get back to business as usual, we have to be very cautious in our approach.” NSW, which had the highest number of coronavirus cases in Australia, announced its ban on open homes and onsite auctions would be lifted from this weekend, after almost six weeks of restrictions. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus9 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market9 hours agolast_img read more

Terry McConnell

first_imgTerry McConnell, of Milan, was born on November 3, 1962 in Cincinnati, Ohio, the daughter of Charles and Irene Caudill Gray.  She married Dennis McConnell on June 13, 1981 at New Testament Baptist Church in Penntown and he survives.  Terry worked at Kroger in Batesville for 23 years.  In her spare time, she enjoyed spending time with her family, camping and reading.  On Friday, February 24, 2017 at the age of 54, Terry passed away.  Those surviving who will cherish Terry’s memory include her husband, Dennis McConnell; daughter, Jessica (Josheua) Bannister of Sunman; 3 grandchildren, Trinity, Triston, and Tayden; mother, Irene Gray of Milan, and brothers, Charles Gray and Timothy Gray, both of Sunman.  She was preceded in death by her father, and a sister, Nina Gail Carter.Friends may visit with the family on Thursday, March 2, 2017 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home, 107 Vine Street, Sunman.  Services will be on Friday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home.  Burial will follow in Little Memory Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be directed to the family.  To sign the online guestbook or to leave a personal condolence, please visit  The staff of Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home is honored to care for the family of Terry McConnell.last_img read more

Diabate finishes time at Syracuse with stellar performance in front of hometown crowd

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on December 30, 2012 at 12:21 am Contact Chris: | @chris_iseman NEW YORK – For Scott Shafer, Siriki Diabate’s story transcends football. He came from the war-stricken Ivory Coast to the Bronx in 2003, found his way to the football field soon after and eventually earned a scholarship to play at Syracuse.In his hometown Bronx on Saturday, the Orange linebacker finished with five tackles in Syracuse’s 38-14 win over West Virginia in the Pinstripe Bowl at Yankee Stadium. Diabate, who transferred to SU after two seasons at Nassau Community College, capped off his time at Syracuse with a performance that made his defensive coordinator proud.“It’s great because Siriki Diabate’s story is what college football’s all about in my opinion,” Shafer said. “It’s, as a coach, it’s an opportunity to coach a young kid surrounded by a bunch of young people with all kinds of different stories, his story’s just so pronounced.”In the first half, Diabate and fellow linebacker Cam Lynch blitzed WVU quarterback Geno Smith in the end zone for a Syracuse safety that gave the Orange a 5-0 lead.Diabate came up with another big play in the first half on Saturday when the Mountaineers had a fourth-and-1 at the Syracuse 42. West Virginia elected to go for it, but Diabate burst through the line and wrapped up Mountaineers running back Shawne Alston to prevent the conversion.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textDiabate was in the stands for the 2010 Pinstripe Bowl when Syracuse beat Kansas State. He said that since then, he’s wanted to play on the Yankee Stadium field.When he finally did, he wanted to make the most of the opportunity.“It’s very cool,” Diabate said. “I remember being in the stands thinking, ‘I wish I could be out there.’ But when I do get my chance I’m going to be the best I can be.”During the regular season, Diabate was second on the team with 67 tackles. He was a reliable force on the Orange’s defense all season. He proved to the coaching staff during training camp that he could play at middle linebacker, allowing Shafer to move Marquis Spruill from the middle to the strong side.He backed up that decision throughout the year, especially on Saturday. And Shafer couldn’t have been happier for Diabate.Said Shafer: “There’s not a better person that I’ve ever coached.” Commentslast_img read more

EUROPA: Arsenal Faces Atletico in Last Chance for Champions League Action

first_imgArsene Wenger wants to finish his “love story with Arsenal well” as his side face Atletico Madrid in Thursday’s Europa League semi-final second leg.The Frenchman will leave the club this summer after 22 years in charge.Arsenal travel to Madrid with the tie poised at 1-1 after Atletico’s Antoine Griezmann equalised late on in the first leg at the Emirates. They must score in the second leg (20:05 BST kick-off) to stand a chance of qualification.The Gunners’ only hope of qualifying for next season’s Champions League is to win the Europa League.They will definitely be without Wenger next term, but the 68-year-old has not yet said what his plans will be after Arsenal.“I don’t know what I will do next season,” he said. “At the minute I think I would like to finish well my job.“I believe a man has to give his best as long as he is somewhere, with all my commitment and energy I would like to walk out of Arsenal one day and think until the last day I focused only on Arsenal.“When my job is finished at Arsenal I will see where I go from there but I want to finish this love story well.”‘Our job to keep Costa quiet’Arsenal have failed to win away from home in 2018 in the Premier League, but Wenger says their domestic record will have no bearing on the game.“In Europe we have done well away from home and we just want to focus on the game and our performance,” he said. “The players will not be too worried about the Premier League form.”Former Chelsea striker Diego Costa is likely to face Arsenal and Wenger says his side are aware of the threat Atletico’s strike force will pose.He added: “He has shown that he can make a difference. He played in England and was successful but it is our job to keep him quiet. Maybe the best way to do that is to play in their half and not ours.“Antoine Griezmann has done very well here in Madrid and unfortunately he hurt us last week. He is a player I rate very much and he has made it away from home. I think he has had an exceptional career.”Henrikh Mkhitaryan was substituted with a knee injury during Arsenal’s defeat by Manchester United at Old Trafford on Sunday, but the Armenian midfielder has travelled with the squad and could play, while David Ospina is expected to retain his place in goal.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Kurt Okraku set to be elected GFA President as George Afriyie drops out of race

first_imgDreams FC CEO Kurt Okraku was a vote away from becoming the new President of the Ghana Football Association.However, he is set to be endorsed as the new GFA Boss by delegates in a third round of voting.He polled 59 votes in the second round, representing 50% of votes cast with candidates needing at least 60 votes to win.George Afriyie, who polled 40 votes in the first round improved to 43 votes but was still well behind Kurt Okraku.Nana Yaw Amponsah saw his tally slashed from 27 in the first round to 16  in the second.However, as delegates were voting again, George Afriyie conceded, saying he was “a unifier and a team player who works for football.”Voting now enters a third round with delegates expected to unanimously endorse Kurt Okraku.Amanda Clinton and George Ankomah both dropped out in the first round with 0 votes.Fred Pappoe also opted to pull out after polling six votes.The GFA’s Congress has a total of 120 delegates with the Division One League clubs accounting for the largest group; with 48 delegates.In the first round, 117 votes were counted with one rejected ballot and two absentees however all 118 present delegates had their votes counted in the second round.last_img read more

Knockout: Ghana’s Patrick Allotey beaten after just 5 minutes!

first_imgIt was an anti-climax for Patrick Allotey whose maiden fight in the United States ended before it even began after the Ghanaian was knocked out in only the second round of their scheduled 10-rounder at the Turning Stone Resort & Casino, Verona, New York.Allotey was fighting back when he suddenly fell to the canvas and failed to even raise his head as the referee counted to end his US debut even before some of the fans knew what was happening.A brief but action-packed five minutes between southpaw Patrick Teixeira (now 25-0, 20 KOs) and Patrick Allotey (falls to 30-2, 24 KOs).Fan-friendly from the opening bell, the two skilled boxers targeted body and head with a constant stream of blows in the first, then picked up in the second round right where they left off.But when Teixeira found a slight advantage with Allotey’s back pressed to the ropes, he fired off a stream of punches, punctuated by a right hand body shot that sent Allotey retreating to his own corner, then taking a knee.It’s not clear what actually happened to the Ghanaian but he did not beat the count, giving the still-undefeated Teixeira his 25th win at 2:04 of Round 2. “I’m very happy and excited, and I feel very emotional about winning my first fight with Golden Boy,” said Teixeira.“I was ready to go the full 10 rounds, but I’m glad we got the knockout. I want to get more fights to season myself and very soon fight for the world title.”But for Allotey is a return to the drawing board as he chases the world championship dream, his second straight defeat after previously going undefeated in 30 professional fights.–last_img read more

Wellington Police Notes: Monday, Nov. 2, 2015

first_imgWellington Police news for Monday, November 2, 2015:•7:10 a.m. Non-Injury accident in the area of B & Harvey, Wellington involving vehicles operated by juvenile male, 16, Wellington and Susan D. Cook, 45, Wellington.•Juvenile male, 16, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for fail to yield right of way.•11:30 a.m. Non-Injury, private property accident in the 1100 block N. A, Wellington involving vehicles operated by Vicki L. Hillhouse,  59, Braman, Okla. and Kasha J. Farmer, 27, Wellington.•8:30 p.m. Rachel K. Sikes, 19, Wichita, was issued a notice to appear for speeding 41 mph in a 30 mph zone.last_img read more

6 people injured in Tallahassee office stabbing

first_imgTallahassee police say a suspect is in custody after at least six people were stabbed at an office Wednesday morning.The stabbings took place at Dyke Industries on the city’s northwest side.Tallahassee Memorial Hospital confirmed they were treating six patients, but did not disclose any additional information.Officers were called to the office just after 8:30 a.m.This story is developing.last_img