Arsenal ready to take £20m gamble on Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang after Raul Sanllehi policy U-turn

first_imgAdvertisement Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is out of contract in 2021 (Picture: Getty)Arsenal are willing to let Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang run down his contract at the club after Raul Sanllehi, the Gunners’ head of football, relaxed a policy over players entering the final 12 months of their deal.The 30-year-old has 13 months to run on his existing deal and he’s yet to sign an extension, though it’s unclear if Arsenal have officially tabled a new contract to the Gabon international.Nevertheless, the striker’s intimated he would not sign a new deal if they club fail to qualify for the Champions League for a fourth successive season and his situation has attracted interest from Barcelona, Paris Saint-Germain, Chelsea and Manchester United.AdvertisementAdvertisementArsenal have an unfortunate recent history of letting players either leave for free or for cut-price fees due to the club’s failure to tie their best players down to long-term deals.ADVERTISEMENT Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 2 Jun 2020 11:09 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link6.9kShares Comment Arsenal ready to take £20m gamble on Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang after Raul Sanllehi policy U-turn Aubameyang had been valued at £50m before the pandemic hit (Picture: Getty)Sanllehi vowed to put an end to that following the departure of Alexis Sanchez to Manchester United but the Sun report that he’s now willing to relax that policy given the unprecedented circumstances created by the coronavirus pandemic.The financial effects of the virus have been grave and clubs are not expected to spend the amounts that have been seen in previous transfer windows.Though Arsenal’s intention has always been to keep Aubameyang, they would have listened to offers of around £50m for the forward if he intimated that he would not sign a new deal. 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 CityThat’s now an unrealistic figure but Arsenal will not accept derisory fees with the Sun claiming they would rather allow Aubameyang to leave on a free in 2021 than accept bids of less than £20m for the forward. Aubameyang has bagged 61 goals in 97 appearances for the club and Arsenal doubt their chances of replacing him this summer, particularly for some of the paltry figures that have been suggested.MORE: Odion Ighalo fires warning to Man Utd rivals over Bruno Fernandeslast_img read more

Community pride is drawing buyers to an estate at Caloundra

first_imgBarbara and John Doherty were drawn to Creekwood by its strong sense of community pride.A STRONG sense of community pride has drawn Barbara and John Doherty to a new coastal development at Caloundra.While home design and location were important factors, the Creekwood development in Meridan Plains, Caloundra stood out with many clubs and activities to help new residents socialise and stay connected.“There’s a gardening club, fitness club, mum’s group and I have even established a walking club to take advantage of the beautiful parklands, wetlands and nature corridors we have at our doorstep,” Mrs Doherty said.“The majority of people here make an effort to get to know other residents and look out for one another, so I can say that we live among friends, not just neighbours.”More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home4 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor4 hours agoDeveloper AVJennings has completed construction on the final freehold homes at Creekwood, which have been designed to suit different lifestyles and personalities — with 11 floorplans on offer to cater to everyone from entertainers and home workers through to independent families.The new Creekwood Parkside precinct has 26 homes, which are now ready to move in to. The new Creekwood Parkside precinct boasts 26 homes, which are now ready to move in to, with two fully furnished display open daily for inspection.AVJennings Queensland general manager Tony Creighton said Creekwood Parkside appealed to buyers looking for a leafy locale and the opportunity to buy a brand new property on its own title, with the wide variety of floorplans available an added bonus.He said the three and four-bedroom homes, some with a multipurpose room and all with a minimum of two-bathrooms and one to two car spaces, offered up to 210sq m of living space were priced from $444,900.On completion Creekwood will feature 370 townhomes, terrace and loft homes and 470 home sites across 50ha including more than 11ha of parks and open spaces, all within a three minute walk of each home.last_img read more

Catherine Zeta Jones treated for bipolar disorder

first_img Share 35 Views   no discussions HealthLifestyle Catherine Zeta Jones treated for bipolar disorder by: – April 14, 2011 Tweet Sharecenter_img Catherine Zeta Jones has received treatment for bipolar disorder after dealing with the stress of her husband’s battle with throat cancer.Zeta Jones, 41, made a decision to check into a “mental health facility” for a brief stay, said her publicist.Michael Douglas, who was diagnosed last year, said in January his tumour had gone and he was beating the disease.Last September, Zeta Jones said she was “furious” that doctors failed to detect the cancer earlier.Bipolar, also known as manic depression, causes severe mood swings, that usually last several weeks or months.Zeta Jones’s publicist Cece Yorke said the actress sought treatment for the condition following the stress of her husband’s cancer fight.“After dealing with the stress of the past year, Catherine made the decision to check in to a mental health facility for a brief stay to treat her Bipolar II disorder,” said Yorke.“She’s feeling great and looking forward to starting work this week on her two upcoming films.”It is unclear when Zeta Jones, who is from Swansea, was diagnosed with bipolar disorder or where she received treatment.Mark Davies, from mental health charity Rethink, said the actress had shown courage in revealing the disorder as there was still a stigma around mental illness.“Although she’ll be feeling pretty fragile and vulnerable, she will have – in a sense – given some comfort to a lot of other people who are probably suffering in silence and probably feeling a great deal of fear,” he added.Mr Davies said the disorder could be triggered by a range of factors and that no individual case was the same.He said the star was likely to be given medication and talking therapy, recognised as increasingly effective in cases of serious mental illness.About 1% of the population suffers from bipolar disorder.Alun Thomas of the Welsh mental health charity Hafal said: “The important part of this news is Catherine has sought help.“Many parts of the press can sensationalise this but I think it’s important to discuss the issues sensitively and raise awareness.“Many creative and famous people have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder… there are many people out there who have recovered and gone to be very productive in their lives.”Shortly after her husband was diagnosed with cancer, the actress revealed she was “furious” that doctors failed to detect the disease earlier.In an interview with People magazine last September, she said: “He sought every option and nothing was found. I knew something was up. He knew something was up.”“It makes me furious they didn’t detect it earlier,” she added.The star, who won a best supporting actress Oscar for her role in Chicago, was made a CBE by the Prince of Wales at Buckingham Palace in February.She first found fame in the UK on the small screen in the 1991 comedy drama, the Darling Buds of May, before heading to Hollywood to star in Entrapment, Traffic and The Mask of Zorro. Sharing is caring! Sharelast_img read more

USA edge Trinidad and Tobago 2-0 in World Cup Qualifier

first_imgTHE United States enjoyed a much-needed win over Trinidad and Tobago, thanks to Christian Pulisic, who helped boost the ‘Red, White and Blue’ men’s chance of Qualifying for Russia.The Borussia Dortmund teenager continued to star at international level with a second-half double at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park on Thursday.Pulisic tapped in the opener before a side-footed finish saw USA to their win in Colorado.The vital victory lifted USA into third in the table in the fifth round of CONCACAF qualifying, while Trinidad and Tobago remain bottom.Bruce Arena made just one change to the starting XI which drew with Venezuela, with Jozy Altidore replacing Bobby Wood up front.The visitors, captained by former Sunderland and Stoke City striker Kenwyne Jones, were in action for the first time since April.USA made the brighter start and went close in the 15th minute through Clint Dempsey, who is a goal behind the nation’s all-time leading goalscorer Landon Donovan, as he curled a 25-yard effort just over.The hosts were well on top throughout the opening exchanges and threatened again in the 25th minute.Jorge Villafana found Altidore with a cross from the left, but the forward’s side-footed effort from the edge of the area was straight at goalkeeper Jan-Michael Williams.Jones went close to opening the scoring just after the half-hour mark, timing his run to perfection but seeing his header crash off the crossbar.Altidore looked lively for USA and he had two good chances, his first header saved by Williams before his second went over the bar.Both teams were dangerous in what was an open and flowing encounter, and USA finally struck in the 52nd minute.Pulisic got on the end of a DeAndre Yedlin cross to tap in the opener – his sixth international goal.Nathan Lewis thought he had produced an immediate response for the visitors but his goal was correctly ruled out for offside, before Pulisic struck the post from an angle.Pulisic deservedly doubled USA’s lead in the 62nd minute thanks to a fine pass from Altidore.Altidore clipped a pass in behind for the 18-year-old, who beat Williams at his near post, to make it 2-0.Wood, who replaced Altidore late in the second half, then struck the post as USA saw out their win, ahead of another massive clash against Mexico tomorrow.last_img read more

Live video: Syracuse’s NCAA Tournament press conferences

first_img Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on March 19, 2014 at 1:36 pmcenter_img C.J. Fair, Baye Moussa Keita and Jim Boeheim address the media Wednesday afternoon. The No. 3-seed Orange will take on No. 14-seed Western Michigan on Thursday at approximately 2:45 p.m.last_img

Ryu solid again, as Gurriel homers to lead Blue Jays past Marlins 2-1

first_img WATCH US LIVE Written By First Published: 3rd September, 2020 11:40 IST Last Updated: 3rd September, 2020 11:40 IST Ryu Solid Again, As Gurriel Homers To Lead Blue Jays Past Marlins 2-1 Lourdes Gurriel homered and Hyun Jin Ryu pitched six solid innings to lead the Toronto Blue Jays to a 2-1 win over the Miami Marlins on Wednesday night. Associated Press Television News SUBSCRIBE TO UScenter_img COMMENT FOLLOW US LIVE TV Lourdes Gurriel homered and Hyun Jin Ryu pitched six solid innings to lead the Toronto Blue Jays to a 2-1 win over the Miami Marlins on Wednesday night.After Miami’s Sixto Sanchez got through the first four innings on 43 pitches, Gurriel snapped the rookie right-hander’s 11-inning scoreless string with a two-run shot for a 2-0 lead in the fifth. Gurriel drove Sanchez’s 0-1 slider over the left-center wall for his fifth homer.Ryu (3-1) allowed one run and six hits, walked two and matched a season high with eight strikeouts.A.J. Cole and Rafael Dolis each pitched scoreless innings and Anthony Bass got his fourth save for the Blue Jays, who are 12-12 in one-run games. last_img read more

ESI Esports Gambling Report: Volume 9

first_imgWe’re in the midst of a busy time in esports competition, with Dota 2’s Kiev Major set to get underway next week and the inaugural CS_Summit commencing last night. Credit: BTSWhilst there’s just four matches to choose from such is the format of the Summit, it’s an intriguing tournament from multiple standpoints. Last night’s events saw wins for SK Gaming, Cloud9, Team Liquid and Gambit Gaming. Although there’s no group stage in the tournament, the double elimination format means we’re in for another four great games this evening. Two teams will be removed from the tournament by virtue of losing their second game whilst six will battle on.The tournament is different from recent CS:GO action for a multitude of reasons. The first, and arguably the best from a spectator standpoint, is that we get to see some of the brightest minds in Counter-Strike give their opinions in the informal casting format. Yesterday, for example, Gabriel “FalleN” Toledo provided fascinating insight alongside some more familiar talent from the CS scene. We look forward to seeing more of the same. The other interesting aspect is the lack of Astralis, Natus Vincere, North and more of the top top teams. The CS_Summit has a clear favourite in SK Gaming but other than that the other teams are fairly well bunched and it gives them a chance to showcase their ability to the wider world. ESI’s Ollie Ring previewed the tournament here and tipped Gambit to go well. Their resounding 2-0 victory over GODSENT yesterday stands them in good stead. Here’s a look at the four matches today and what to expect:EnVyUs versus OpTic GamingIt’s safe to say that the Frenchmen EnVyUs got the worst possible draw when paired up against massive pre-tournament favourites SK Gaming in their first match. They suffered a 2-0 defeat but that’s not to say that they played particularly poorly. SK are heads and shoulders above most, if not all of this field and thus there was no shock when they swept the French aside.OpTic on the other hand faced C9 who are playing this tournament with a stand-in player. They were fairly underwhelming and unimpressive when falling by a 2-0 scoreline in their match yesterday and didn’t show much to make us believe they’ll mount any sort of challenge out in Los Angeles. EnVyUs at 1.55 on Betway seems a safe one for an accumulator or those more daring can go with the French with a -1.5 handicap at odds of 2.60. GODSENT versus Ninjas in PyjamasBetway’s very own NiP have continued their astonishing tumble from the peak to but a damp squib in the CS scene. Whilst there’s no shortage of fans wanting the Ninjas to go well, there’s also no lack of disappointment for those loyal supporters. Although they took a map from Team Liquid last night, a 2-1 loss in a match for which they were favourites is far from ideal. The couch jested that NiP would be doing a lot of casting as they’ll be knocked out early and early signs suggest that could well be the way they’re heading. Luckily for them, they face GODSENT who did not perform at all well in going down with barely a fight against Zeus’ Gambit Gaming yesterday. It’s a tough one to call, as every time we back the Ninjas they tend to let us down. We’re going to steer clear of this one, although if we had to say something it would be GODSENT to win at least 1 map at 1.50 on Betway. SK Gaming versus Cloud9SK looked assured in their victory over the French yesterday and looked to warrant the low price offered on them pre-tournament. Cloud9 also looked dominant, despite being a man light of their traditional roster.Whether or not it was in the ineptitude of OpTic that allowed C9 to look in such good shape or it was the North American’s ability remains to be seen. If there’s one team where chemistry is all important it’s SK. They will piece apart and capitalise on mistakes better than most in the world and therefore SK to win at 1.35 on Betway seems another one to put in the accumulator. They’re only 1.95 to win 2-0 but the 1.35 seems considerably safer. C9 could spring a surprise with their map pick, after all.Gambit Gaming versus LiquidThe final match is an intriguing contest. Liquid looked good when beating NiP on the Ninja’s map pick Nuke before dropping their own choice, Inferno in the second game. The performance on Cobble was comprehensive though and if EliGE- is firing then they’ve every chance of winning against the best of teams. Gambit are an interesting proposition as they’ve shown glimpses in the past of being up there with the best in the scene. Liquid’s great performance on Cobble last night may give them a false sense of security and if they let the map through they can wave goodbye to the game. There’s no better team on Cobble than Gambit so they would be foolish to do it.We anticipate this could be a close affair, with either team snatching it 2-1 but we’re going to stick to our guns and go with the CIS boys Gambit at 1.65 on Betway. ESI Treble: Gambit, SK, EnVyUs @ 3.45 on BetwayESI quad: Gambit, SK, EnVyUs, GODSENT to win a map @ 5.17 on Betway.last_img read more

African Games: Finally, a Ghana gold medal!

first_imgGhana won its first gold medal at the ongoing 2019 African Games in Morocco on Tuesday.17-year-old athlete, Rose Amoanimaa Yeboah won gold after finishing first in the women’s high jump with the best clearance of 1.84m. Morocco’s Rhizlane Siba and Dibow Ariyat Ubang came second and third respectively with the same clearance of 1.81m. Prior to Tuesday, Ghana had won four medals – all bronze in weightlifting courtesy Winnifred Ntumi (three) and David Akwei. Team Ghana now find themselves 20th on the medal table with five medals. Egypt lead with a total of 136 medals, followed by South Africa and hosts Morocco with 56 and 71 medals respectively after nine days of the games.  Earlier on Tuesday, sprinters Josep Paul Amoah and Sean Safo-Antwi both missed out on medals in the men’s 100m finals, finishing 4th and 5th respectively.Grace Obour reached the women’s 400m finals after finishing second in the semi-finals in a time of 52.14s. —last_img read more

Lucille May Stamm, 92, Wellington: June 6, 1921 – March 17, 2014

first_imgLucille Mae StammLucille Mae Stamm, age 92, loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother, passed away Monday, March 17, 2014 at Sumner County Care Center in Wellington, KS.Lucille Mae (Winsor) Stamm was born on June 6, 1921 in Wellington, KS to Carl Delmar Winsor and Della Mae (Summers) Winsor.Lucille married Russell E. Stamm on November 21, 1940 in Olathe, KS. He preceded her in death on December 14, 2001.She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends and traveling.She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Russell; son, Gary Stamm; great grandson, Joshua John “J. J.” Bustraan; and brother, Delmar Winsor.Survivors include her two daughters, Sherry Bissell and her husband John and Lana Jeffries and her husband Ron both of Wellington, KS; seven grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren; and five great great grandchildren.Graveside Services will be held at Prairie Lawn Cemetery on Friday afternoon, March21, 2014 at 2:00 P.M.Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Thursday, March 20, 2014 from 1:00 – 8:00 P.M. The family will be present to greet friends from 6:00 – 8:00 P.M.A memorial has been established with the Avenue of Flags in lieu of flowers. Contributions can be left at the funeral home.Frank Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.To leave condolences or sign our guest book, please visit our website at www.frankfuneralhome.netlast_img read more

Manchester City star Kyle Walker hosts ‘sex party’ amidst Coronavirus lockdown

first_imgImage Courtesy: REX/Louise McNamaraAdvertisement xdyuNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs6jwlWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Eay8cg( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 7vdWould you ever consider trying this?😱o4iCan your students do this? 🌚1Roller skating! Powered by Firework All majorly affected countries due to the novel Coronavirus pandemic are undergoing lock downs, and citizens, celebrities and sportspersons alike- have been advised to maintain social distancing and self-isolation. However, Kyle Walker had other plans. The Manchester City superstar had organised a ‘sex party’, inviting over a sex worker and a model, along with his buddy in his apartment, which has him earning the wrath of fans and the club alike, and is also on the verge of a huge compensation for breaking the health guidelines as UK faces a complete lock down.Advertisement Image Courtesy: REX/Louise McNamaraKyle Walker, along with his friend in his apartment in Hale, Cheshire, invited Louise McNamara, a 21 year old escort, and another unnamed 24 year old Brazilian model for a three hour long ‘sex party’ last Tuesday, as it was revealed by McNamara herself, who also revealed some photos from Walker’s apartment.Following the publication of the incident in British tabloid The Sun, an official statement came from Manchester City on Walker’s violation of the pandemic rules.Advertisement “Manchester City are aware of a story in a tabloid newspaper regarding the private life of Kyle Walker in relation to a breach of the UK lock down and social distancing rules.” a spokesperson of the club said.As doctors, nurses and healthcare officials are battling out the deadly virus outbreak, Walker, being a poster boy of the Premier League elites, his irresponsible conduct has made the club disheartened.Advertisement The spokesperson added: “We are disappointed to hear the allegations, note Kyle’s swift statement and apology, and will be conducting an internal disciplinary procedure,” hinting that the England international will face a fine.However, the right back has come up with an apology for his behaviour, as he denounced his own behaviour in a statement last night.“I want to take this opportunity to issue a public apology for the choices I made last week which have resulted in a story today (Sunday) about my private life in a tabloid newspaper,” the 29 year old said.“I understand that my position as a professional footballer brings the responsibility of being a role model. As such, I want to apologise to my family, friends, football club, supporters and the public for letting them down,” Walker added.The player, who himself breached the lock down guidelines, had earlier made a tweet, urging his followers to remain indoors and follow the self-isolation procedure. Walker also added on this: “My actions in this matter are in direct contrast to what I should have been doing regarding the lockdown. And I want to re-iterate the message: Stay home, stay safe.”Over 47,000 positive cases have been confirmed in the UK till date, with 4,932 deaths.Also read-See which footballing superstar just donated Rs. 7,64,19,000 to fight Coronavirus!Massive update on U-17 Fifa World Cup scheduled to be held in India Advertisementlast_img read more