October 18

RB Leipzig plot new deal for Dayot Upamecano after turning down Arsenal transfer bid

first_imgAdvertisement Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 2 Oct 2019 3:35 pmShare 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 Leipzig will offer Upamecano a new deal (Picture: Getty)Upamecano’s current contract does not expire until 2021 and Leipzig want to agree fresh terms with him as soon as possible.Arsenal signed two centre-backs during the summer, but loaned 18-year-old William Saliba back to Saint-Etienne.Luiz has faced criticism since arriving from Chelsea having already made several high profile errors.MORE: Arsenal star Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang slammed by Borussia Dortmund chiefMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City Advertisement Upamecano is attracting interest from rival clubs (Picture: Getty)RB Leipzig intend to remove Dayot Upamecano’s release clause in his next contract after turning down a bid from Arsenal, reports say.Arsenal were linked with the centre-back during the summer and lodged a £53million offer for the 20-year-old.Upamecano is a rapidly improving defender and Leipzig are keen to tie him down to a new long-term deal.Arsenal were desperate to sign a centre-back in the last window and identified Upamecano as the ideal replacement for Laurent Koscielny.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Arsenal saw a bid turned down for Upamecano during the summer (Picture: Getty)Unai Emery eventually settled for David Luiz, but Leipzig plan to make it more difficult for Arsenal to make another move for their star defender.AdvertisementAdvertisementUpamecano has an £89m release clause in his contract, but that figure will drop to £71m next summer.As a result, Sport Bild claim Leipzig are working to remove that release clause and sign Upamecano up to a new deal. RB Leipzig plot new deal for Dayot Upamecano after turning down Arsenal transfer bid Commentlast_img read more

October 18

Ashley Cole defends Arsene Wenger and names his choice for next Arsenal manager

first_img Comment Unai Emery was sacked by Arsenal last month following a terrible run of form (Picture: Getty)‘Freddie is there and hopefully he can take over as permanent manager – he knows the club inside out.‘Freddie was my friend at Arsenal and hopefully he can change some things there.’Another of Cole’s ex-managers, Carlo Ancelotti, has been linked with Arsenal with speculation having intensified following his sudden departure from Napoli in midweek.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 understood to have several reservations about the 60-year-old but Cole credits the Italian with having played a key role in his Chelsea career.He added: ‘A lot was spoken about whether I was going to leave or not but my heart was to stay at Chelsea.‘Carlo did magnificently with the team. I liked how he was, not just as a manager but as a man. He was like your best friend.’MORE: Ray Parlour fears Arsenal board is making a mistake with Carlo AncelottiMORE: Serge Gnabry admits Arsenal star Hector Bellerin is faster than him Arsene Wenger left Arsenal in the summer of 2018 after 22 years in charge (Picture: Getty)Ashley Cole fears Arsenal are in a state of transition and believes fans who wanted rid of Arsene Wenger are only now realising how vital the legendary Frenchman was in terms of maintaining stability over the course of his 22-year reign.Wenger stepped aside in the summer of 2018 and was replaced by Unai Emery, but the Spaniard failed to deliver on early signs of promise and was sacked last month following a terrible run of form.Freddie Ljungberg has taken charge of the first team on an interim basis and Cole, a former teammate of the Swede during the club’s most successful period under Wenger, would love to see the 42-year-old getting the job on a permanent basis.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘There were a lot of people saying ‘Wenger out’. Then Wenger went and maybe they (the fans) understood what he actually did for the club and how he kept it together,’ Cole told Sky Sports.ADVERTISEMENT‘Arsenal are in a transition period – they tried Emery and for whatever reason it didn’t work out. Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterThursday 12 Dec 2019 3:26 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link13Shares Ashley Cole defends Arsene Wenger and names his choice for next Arsenal manager Advertisementlast_img read more

October 18

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang annoyed as Trent Alexander-Arnold escapes red card during Arsenal’s win vs Liverpool

first_imgPierre-Emerick Aubameyang annoyed as Trent Alexander-Arnold escapes red card during Arsenal’s win vs Liverpool Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has spoken out after Trent Alexander-Arnold avoided a red card for his challenge on Bukayo Saka (Sky/Getty)Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has made his frustration clear after Trent Alexander-Arnold escaped a red card during Liverpool’s 2-1 defeat to Arsenal on Wednesday evening.Mikel Arteta’s side went a goal behind in the first half as Sadio Mane opened the scoring for the Premier League champions.But a rare mistake from Virgil van Dijk allowed Alexandre Lacazette to equalised before another error from Alisson led to Reiss Nelson’s winning goal before half-time.However, Liverpool were fortunate to avoid having a man sent off following Alexander-Arnold’s challenge on Bukayo Saka in the 49th minute.ADVERTISEMENTThe Liverpool right-back received a yellow card for the challenge, but subsequent replays indicate that referee Paul Tierney would have had grounds to produce a red card.AdvertisementAdvertisementAnd on Thursday morning, when a picture of the challenge was posted on Twitter with the caption: ‘thoughts?’, Aubameyang replied: ‘WTF didn’t even get VAR on this one.’ Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was not happy with the challenge from Trent Alexander-Arnold (Twitter)Arsenal were also aggrieved as they had Eddie Nketiah sent off and receive a three-match ban for a similar tackle on James Justin during Arsenal’s draw with Leicester earlier this month.When asked about the tackle after the game, Arteta replied: ‘It was in front of me and it’s part of the game. I think they both went for the ball and that is part of the game.’The win has put Arsenal ninth in the Premier League table, six points behind fourth-placed Leicester City.Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page. Metro Sport ReporterThursday 16 Jul 2020 1:03 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link711Shares Advertisement Comment Advertisementlast_img read more

October 6

Queensland homes have won big in the national architecture awards

first_imgBurleigh Street House. Architect: ME. Picture:Christopher Frederick Jones.Rathern than demolish the existing bungalow it was retained with two new pavilions added to the north and south.A living spaces connects both pavilions and can be fully opened. Burleigh Street House. Architect: ME. Picture:Christopher Frederick Jones.The judges said the design celebrated the humble 1970s beach bungalow.In the same category James Russell Architect received a National Commendation for its Dornoch Terrace House.The home sits on a ridge in Highgate Hill. The house was close to a squat when the owners bought it, with graffiti from well known local artists including Sofles and Lister.Sofles was engaged to come back to paint a new work in the house.The judges said the design had breathed new life into the home which had had a colourful history. Tent House by Sparks Architects won the People’s Choice Award. Picture: Christopher Frederick JonesQUEENSLAND projects have won big, taking out six gongs in the Australian Institute of Architects Awards.The wins mean Queensland now officially has some of Australia’s best homes.A home in Cape Tribulation and another in Little Cove at Noosa were awarded National Awards in the competitive Residential Architecture new houses category. Mitti Street House. Architect: James Russell Architect. Picture: Toby Scott.It was designed as a place for multiple families to come together, cooking and bathing on the ground under the open sky. It is made up of a series of modest pavilions or “fibro shacks’’. The judges said the property had a “spirit reminiscent of camping’’, with an insect-free central campfire and a pool emulating a tropical forest swimming hole.A home at Burleigh Heads won a National Award in the Residential Architecture — Houses (Alterations and Additions) category.Burleigh Street House was designed by ME architecture group. The artwork in Dornoch Terrace. Architect: James Russell Architect. Picture: Toby Scott.A Queensland house also proved most popular with the public with Tent House by Sparks Architects being voted winner of the People’s Choice Award.The home, designed by Sparks Architects in the Noosa Hinterland was flanked on the northern side by a lush tropical wall of 40 metre tall trees. Mitti Street House. Architect: James Russell Architect. Picture: Toby Scott.It was designed to sit above natural ground to deal with flash flooding during monsoonal rains. More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North2 hours agoNew apartments released at idyllic retirement community Samford Grove Presented by The external face of the pavilions and courtyard were covered by shade cloth providing protection from sun and insects creating a screened garden. Cape Tribulation House. Architect: m3architecture. Picture: Peter BennettsThe house pavilions are in natural clearings which avoided the need to remove any mature trees from the site.The exterior is camouflaged with black plastic cladding and mirrored glass, so it does not stand out within the rainforest. The jury said the “climate-responsive holiday house’’ was barely visible and arriving was a “sigh-inducing revelation’’.The other winner, Mitti Street House by James Russell Architect, was in the rainforest bordering Noosa National Park. Cape Tribulation House. Architect: m3architecture. Picture: Peter Bennetts.Cape Tribulation house by m3architecture described as an “off-the-grid’’ house close to the beach in the Daintree Rainforest Tent House by Sparks Architects. Picture: Christopher Frederick JonesDescribed as an “dynamic building’’ the architecture is a dual concept; “Esky and tent’’ using an operable, insulated, box for cooler months that opens to a tentlike amenity in warmer months. Sunshine Coast University Hospital by Architectus Brisbane and HDR Rice Daubney as Sunshine Coast Architects was recognised with a National Award in the Public Architecture category for demonstrating what the jury said was “the value of patient-centred hospitals, responding here in both form and content to its place in subtropical Queensland’’.last_img read more

September 28

DOF Subsea scores more work off Canada

first_imgOffshore vessel specialist DOF Subsea has been awarded a project offshore Newfoundland for an undisclosed Canadian operator.In Tuesday’s statement, DOF stated that the company had won a subsea oil field support project offshore Canada.DOF added that the ROV construction support vessel Skandi Neptune would be utilized on the project.The Skandi Neptune was built in 2001 and converted in 2005. It is a versatile ROV construction support vessel, equipped with a heavy duty heave compensated 250 tonnes crane along with two 3,000-meter rated WROVs.Offshore Energy Today has reported on DOF’s increasing activities in North America several times in the past few months.Namely, the company took control of Canadian Subsea Shipping Company AS in late April while DOF Subsea North America extended the charter of the multi-purpose DP-2 construction, supply, ROV vessel Harvey Deep Sea in early June. Only days later, DOF Subsea North America was awarded a five-month contract offshore Canada for the vessel Skandi Chieftain, operated by DOF Subsea Canada.Also, Canadian Subsea Shipping, is expecting the delivery of newbuild vessel Skandi Vinland, under construction by Vard Group in Norway, which is scheduled to begin a ten-year contract in Canada with Husky Energy in July.Offshore Energy Today Stafflast_img read more

September 28

Boskalis to Take Over Bohlen Doyen’s Cable Laying Business

first_imgBoskalis and German SPIE SAG Group have entered an agreement under which Boskalis will acquire the offshore cable installation activities and assets of Bohlen Doyen. The scope of the transaction, expected to be closed in the first quarter 2019 (subject to the satisfaction of customary conditions), includes the acquisition of three large cable laying barges, burial tools and other equipment, personnel, as well as several smaller commercial and maintenance contracts.The cable laying barges have capacities ranging from 800 to 4,000 metric tons and, according to Boskalis, their technical specifications make them ideally suited for the installation of export cables in sheltered water and the rapidly growing cable repair market.Bohlen Doyen’s cable laying vessels include BoDo Installer, BoDo Constructor and BoDo Connector.The company’s offshore cable laying business operations comprise grid to grid and offshore substation to shore connections, which includes the installation of offshore cables and connection of offshore wind farms to substations.Bohlen Doyen carried out cable installation on BorWin 3, DolWin 3 and NordLink, and was involved in the first phase of the Ostwind project for 50Hertz as a subcontractor to Prysmian.Given that Boskalis was awarded a contract for Ostwind 2 in November, the company now stated that its newly acquired business is well-positioned to execute the nearshore activities on the project.last_img read more

September 27

Is porn immoral? That doesn’t matter: It’s a public health crisis.

first_imgWashington Post 8 April 2016Family First Comment: “… no matter what you think of pornography (whether it’s harmful or harmless fantasy), the science is there. After 40 years of peer-reviewed research, scholars can say with confidence that porn is an industrial product that shapes how we think about gender, sexuality, relationships, intimacy, sexual violence and gender equality — for the worse.” “… Extensive scientific research reveals that exposure to and consumption of porn threaten the social, emotional and physical health of individuals, families and communities, and highlights the degree to which porn is a public health crisis rather than a private matter. But just as the tobacco industry argued for decades that there was no proof of a connection between smoking and lung cancer, so, too, has the porn industry, with the help of a well-oiled public relations machine, denied the existence of empirical research on the impact of its products.”  Last month, the Republican-led Utah House of Representatives became the first legislative body in the United States to pass a resolution declaring pornography “a public health hazard leading to a broad spectrum of individual and public health impacts and societal harms.” The liberal backlash criticized the measure as an antiquated bit of conservative moralizing, with the Daily Beast calling it “hypocritical” and “short-sighted.” “The science just isn’t there,” wrote Rewire, an online journal dedicated to dispelling “falsehoods and misinformation.”The thing is, no matter what you think of pornography (whether it’s harmful or harmless fantasy), the science is there. After 40 years of peer-reviewed research, scholars can say with confidence that porn is an industrial product that shapes how we think about gender, sexuality, relationships, intimacy, sexual violence and gender equality — for the worse. By taking a health-focused view of porn and recognizing its radiating impact not only on consumers but also on society at large, Utah’s resolution simply reflects the latest research.The statistics on today’s porn use are staggering. A Huffington Post headline announced in 2013 that “Porn Sites Get More Visitors Each Month Than Netflix, Amazon and Twitter Combined,” and one of the largest free porn sites in the world, YouPorn, streamed six times the bandwidth of Hulu in 2013. Pornhub, another major free porn site, boasted that in 2015 it received 21.2 billion visits and “streamed 75GB of data a second, which translates to enough porn to fill the storage in around 175 million 16GB iPhones.”Extensive scientific research reveals that exposure to and consumption of porn threaten the social, emotional and physical health of individuals, families and communities, and highlights the degree to which porn is a public health crisis rather than a private matter. But just as the tobacco industry argued for decades that there was no proof of a connection between smoking and lung cancer, so, too, has the porn industry, with the help of a well-oiled public relations machine, denied the existence of empirical research on the impact of its products.Using a wide range of methodologies, researchers from a number of disciplines have shown that viewing pornography is associated with damaging outcomes. In a study of U.S. college men, researchers found that 83 percent reported seeing mainstream pornography, and that those who did were more likely to say they would commit rape or sexual assault (if they knew they wouldn’t be caught) than men who hadn’t seen porn in the past 12 months. The same study found that porn consumers were less likely to intervene if they observed a sexual assault taking place. In a study of young teens throughout the southeastern United States, 66 percent of boys reported porn consumption in the past year; this early porn exposure was correlated with perpetration of sexual harassment two years later. A recent meta-analysis of 22 studies between 1978 and 2014 from seven different countries concluded that pornography consumption is associated with an increased likelihood of committing acts of verbal or physical sexual aggression, regardless of age. A 2010 meta-analysis of several studies found “an overall significant positive association between pornography use and attitudes supporting violence against women.”READ MORE: https://www.washingtonpost.com/posteverything/wp/2016/04/08/is-porn-immoral-that-doesnt-matter-its-a-public-health-crisis/?postshare=2541460284514547&tid=ss_mailKeep up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.last_img read more

September 24

Thanksgiving dinner costs decrease for 2017

first_imgthanksgiving graphic_1Batesville, In. — A report from the American Farm Bureau Federation says the cost of Thanksgiving dinner will decrease 75-cents from last year to a total cost of $49.12 for a dinner for 10 people.The biggest factor in the decrease is the cost of the main ingredient- the turkey. Wholesale turkey prices are at their lowest level since 2013. The cost a 16-pound bird is estimated to be around $22, a slight decrease from last year.The report included a menu of turkey, bread stuffing, sweet potatoes, rolls with butter, peas, cranberries, a vegetable tray, pumpkin pie, whipped cream, coffee and milk.Foods showing the largest decreases this year in addition to turkey, were a gallon of milk, $2.99; a dozen rolls, $2.26; two nine-inch pie shells, $2.45; a 3-pound bag of sweet potatoes, $3.52; a 1-pound bag of green peas, $1.53; and a group of miscellaneous items including coffee and ingredients necessary to prepare the meal (butter, evaporated milk, onions, eggs, sugar and flour), $2.72.last_img read more

September 24

Brookville man injured in U.S. 52 crash

first_imgBrookville, In. — A Brookville man was injured in a single vehicle crash on U.S. 52 east of town Sunday, September 9 at 1:30 a.m.A report from the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department says Nathan J. Bailey, 23, was eastbound when he failed to negotiate a curve. The vehicle went across the westbound lane and off the south side of the road. After striking a utility pole and rolling down an embankment the vehicle landed on top of Bailey.Investigators say speed and weather were factors in the crash.Bailey was transported to University Medical Center in Cincinnati. His condition is not known.last_img read more

September 24

Dale Young

first_imgDale V. Young, 62, of Napoleon passed away at 10am, Wednesday, October 31, 2018 at IU Health in Indianapolis. He was born at Greensburg on May 31, 1956 the son of Alfred and Rita Duerstock Young. He was married to Deborah Shafer on September 8, 1976 and she preceded him in death on February 1, 2008. He married Rebecca Underhill on August 5, 2011 and she survives. Other survivors include three daughters Lisa (Steve) Ruble of Connersville, Melissa Pavy and Teresa Young both of Greensburg; two step-sons Levi Murphy and his companion Melissa Stusinsky of Winthrop, Washington, and Kyle (Jennifer) Murphy of Kokomo; one step-daughter Rochelle (Matthew) Vaughn of Greensburg; 10 grandchildren; one brother Larry (Pam) Young of Napoleon; two sisters Janice (Kenny) Fry, and Nancy (Bob) Obermeyer both of Napoleon; his mother-in-law Joan Underhill of Greensburg; brothers-in-law Bill Underhill, Don (Denise) Underhill, and Rick (Julie) Underhill all of Greensburg, and Rob (Leigh) Underhill of Kentucky; sister-in-law Barb (Brian) Wonn of Urbana, Ohio; He was also preceded in death by his parents, his son-in-law Barry Pavy, and his nephew Brian Obermeyer. Mr. Young was a 1974 graduate of Jac-Cen-Del High School. He was a 43 year employee of Delta Faucet in Greensburg and was also a farmer. Dale’s hobbies consisted of visiting the area casinos, and searching out the small antique shops for a “good find”. He also collected and had acquired nearly 100 Budweiser beer steins. He especially enjoyed many family gatherings and time spent with his family. Dale was a member of the St. John Catholic Church in Osgood. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10am on Tuesday, November 6th at St. John Catholic Church with Father John Geis officiating. Burial will be in the St. Maurice Cemetery in Napoleon. Visitation will be from 5pm to 8pm on Monday at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles with Rosary services at 4:30. Memorials may be given to the St. John Catholic Church or Our Hospice of South Central Indiana in care of the funeral home.last_img read more