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Arsenal name asking price for Laurent Koscielny as Borussia Dortmund look to do a deal

first_imgArsenal name asking price for Laurent Koscielny as Borussia Dortmund look to do a deal Advertisement Laurent Koscielny looks set to leave Arsenal this summer (Picture: AFP/Getty Images)Arsenal captain Laurent Koscielny is likely to leave the Emirates this summer, with Borussia Dortmund interested in his signature, but he will not be going anywhere cheaply.The 33-year-old has been at Arsenal since 2010, but with just one year left on his contract the club are looking to cash in on him and bring in a younger option.The Frenchman has been struggling with injuries for years and last campaign saw him make the fewest Premier League appearances in a single season since moving to London, with just 17.Having started the Europa League final in May, wearing the armband, Koscielny still has plenty to offer and Bundesliga giants Dortmund are keen on his services.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTHowever, despite his advancing years, injury problems and soon-expiring contract, Arsenal are looking for around £10.6m for the centre-back, according to the Daily Star. Metro Sport ReporterFriday 14 Jun 2019 11:08 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link12Shares Comment Advertisement Koscielny started the Europa League final in Baku (Picture: Getty Images)Arsenal are trying to make as much money as they possibly can from out-goings this summer, as Unai Emery’s transfer budget is small compared to some Premier League rivals.The Gunners failing to qualify for the Champions League next season has restricted their spending abilities and they are thought to have between £40m-£45m to spend.However, they can boost their funds by selling players, so will be looking to bargain hard over Koscielny’s exit.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 north London side are working hard on deals for Saint-Etienne defender William Saliba while they are debating making a move for either Yannick Carrasco or Ryan Fraser in midfield.If no funds are brought in, then two signings would almost certainly wipe out the transfer budget at the Emirates.Although that might not mean the end of the deals done, as goalkeeper Markus Schubert is expected to arrive on a free transfer.MORE: Arsenal star Lucas Torreira is Marco Giampaolo’s ‘dream’ signing at AC MilanMORE: Arsenal ready to snub Yannick Carrasco to sign Bournemouth star Ryan Fraserlast_img read more

BLOG: Pennsylvania’s Checkbook

first_img By: Sophie Stone, Deputy Press Secretary SHARE Email Facebook Twitter BLOG: Pennsylvania’s Checkbook March 02, 2016center_img Read more posts about Governor Wolf’s 2016-17 budget.Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf Budget News,  The Blog Most people use a checkbook and understand how they work. They deposit money in their bank account and write out checks to pay their electricity bill, heating bill, car payments and credit cards. Every month the bank sends a statement. Most people also know that if they write checks for more money than is in their checkbook, their bills will not be paid and the bank will be charge a fee for writing the “bad check.”Let’s take a look at how Pennsylvania has been managing its checkbook.For many years, Pennsylvania wrote out more checks than was available in its bank account. This left the commonwealth with an unbalanced checkbook and not enough money to pay the bills. In order to cover for the checks, the commonwealth used different gimmicks. Bills were shuffled around, payment dates were moved, and money was taken out of accounts that were not supposed to be used to pay the bills. Pennsylvania delayed paying bills in order to make its bank account look better than it really was.Sooner or later delay tactics and gimmicks eventually catch up with us. Sooner or later the bills are due. If bills are not paid , the lights go off, the heating is shut down, and the credit card company demands payment.Pennsylvania’s checkbook is in bad shape and the commonwealth is facing a $2 billion budget deficit. This deficit is a fact. Independent credit rating agencies like Fitch, Moody’s, and Standard and Poor’s – have each downgraded Pennsylvania’s credit, a total of five times over the last five years. Pennsylvania’s credit has actually been downgraded three times in the last two years alone. They too understand that Pennsylvania’s checkbook is woefully underfunded and out of balance, we’re not paying our credit card bills, and they’re raising our APR.Pennsylvania’s economy is much different and more complex than the average family, but it’s operated by the same principles.We can’t stay on the same path much longer. We need to balance our budget with sustainable revenues that address our more than $2 billion deficit.If we don’t, we’ll face severe consequences. It’ll cost more to borrow, we’ll see higher property taxes, and we’ll face massive cuts to education and service for seniors.It’s time to balance Pennsylvania’s checkbook for the first time in years. It’s time to finally pass a balanced budget.last_img read more

Riverside living doesn’t get much better than this

first_img20 Wynnum Rd, Norman Park.Brisbane couple Sharon and John Russell have made the decision to downsize from their luxury riverfront property.The four-bedroom, five-bathroom pad at 20 Wynnum Rd, Norman Park, is where the Russells raised their six children, who have since grown up.20 Wynnum Rd, Norman Park.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 2020Mrs Russell said they had recently retired from Riviera Syndication and were looking forward to travelling the world. They already own properties in Italy and Noosa and are looking to buy in New Zealand.Mrs Russell said she never thought they would move. “The property was renovated for us to stay there forever,” she said. “But my father had a stroke and we said to ourselves ‘life is too short’.”20 Wynnum Rd, Norman Park.The double-storey split-level home features a boathouse and adjoining pontoon equipped with surround sound, wine fridges, ice-maker and television. “We’ve had many parties here – 21st birthdays and engagements,” she said. “We’ll really miss the place.”20 Wynnum Rd, Norman Park.Selling agent Deborah Evans from Deborah Evans Properties – Morningside said the luxurious residence presented a fusion of modern design and classic elements.Expressions of interest close on June 23 at 5pm.last_img read more

The two-bedder, no frills unit that sold for an unbelievable price

first_imgGET BACK: This Gladstone unit went for a bargain price.HOW is this for a bargain?A unit by the coast in central Queensland recently sold for almost the same amount as it did back in the 1980s.The two-bedder at 1/21 Charles St, West Gladstone was the cheapest residential sale across Queensland for the week when it sold for $57,000. THE BRISBANE SUBURBS THAT OFFER A BIG DISCOUNT COMPARED TO THEIR NEIGHBOURS More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus19 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market19 hours ago1/21 Charles Street West GladstoneBack in 1989 the same unit sold for $54,959, and in 1992 it was sold again for $50,000 according to data from CoreLogic. The unit block was built in the ‘70s, and although it is showing its age it has all the essentials, is close to KFC, Aldi and Gladstone West State School. YOUNG COUPLE SNAPS UP RIVERFRONT APARTMENT WITH RECORD BREAKING BID Inside 1/21 Charles Street West, Gladstone.The real estate market has had a tough couple of years in Gladstone with high vacancy rates and falling prices. In the suburb of South Gladstone median house prices have dropped by 29.7 per cent over the last three years, and in West Gladstone the drop has been even harder at 42.9 per cent. GET THE LATEST REAL ESTATE NEWS DIRECT TO YOUR INBOX HERE Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 3:17Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -3:17 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels576p576p480p480p256p256p228p228pAutoA, 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 Rate1xFullscreenMichelle Hele’s May market wrap03:17last_img read more

Ethos starts ESG fund with Clartan Associés

first_img“There are also share classes specifically reserved for Swiss pension funds that are members of Ethos,” he said, adding that fund distribution has now started, particular to pension funds in Switzerland.The ESG fund scouts for small and mid-caps companies, “pure and dedicated players”, in Europe with a positive impact on the environment, an element difficult to find in large-cap, Kaufmann said.“We are convinced that these types of investments will lead to higher returns,” he added.Ethos has so far run sustainable funds for small and mid-caps in Switzerland but not for Europe.It decided to combine its ESG analysis, proxy voting and engagement services with Clartan Associés’ strength on financial analysis. Clartan, on the other hand, had an interest to integrate ESG criteria in its investment process.Ethos exercises its vote in invested companies at annual general meetings to keep ESG policies in check. It also engages in dialogue on ESG policies at AGMs, as part of an international investors’ initiative or in bilateral discussions throughout the year.“You often have to combine several measures to make sure that companies are improving their ESG practices,” the CEO said.To read the digital edition of IPE’s latest magazine click here. Ethos Services, a Swiss firm active in socially responsible investments and owned by Ethos foundation, has set up an environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG) fund with Clartan Associés to deploy capital into small and mid-cap companies in Europe.“We will invest in companies that have a positive impact in terms of ESG based on the EU taxonomy,” Vincent Kaufmann, chief executive officer of Ethos, told IPE.The fund will build up a portfolio of companies that can operate, for example, in sustainable mobility, sustainable building materials or renewable energy, he said, adding that it does not focus on one specific sector. Companies will have a market capitalization of up to €20bn.Exclusion criteria targets companies that make up over 5% of their revenue in sectors including weapons, tobacco, coal or unconventional oil. Additionally, the fund combines “different share classes” for private and for institutional investors, Kaufmann said.last_img read more

Fish Sandwich with Orange-Ginger Mayonnaise.

first_img Share 63 Views   no discussions Directions:Thaw fish, if frozen. Rinse fish; pat dry with paper towels.Lightly coat a shallow baking pan with nonstick cooking spray; set aside. In a small bowl combine bread crumbs, ginger, salt, and ground red pepper; set aside.Place fish fillets on waxed paper. Brush tops and sides of the fish with melted butter; coat tops and sides with crumb mixture.Arrange the fish fillets in a single layer, crumb sides up, in prepared baking pan. Bake, uncovered, in a 450 degree F oven for 4 to 6 minutes or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork.To serve, top bottoms of rolls with lettuce. Top with fish and Orange-Ginger Topper. Add roll bottoms. Makes 4 servings.Orange-Ginger Topper: In a small bowl stir together 1/4 cup low-fat mayonnaise dressing, 1 teaspoon orange marmalade, and 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger. Tweet Sharing is caring! Recipe source: Better Homes and Gardenscenter_img Fish Sandwich with Orange-Ginger Mayonnaise.For a quick, healthy dinner, give these tasty sandwiches a try. Fish fillets are lightly coated in bread crumbs that have been seasoned with ginger and cayenne, then baked; resulting in a moist, crunchy piece of fish that is considerably lower in fat and calories than its fried cousin. A delicious topping of mayonnaise, mixed with orange marmalade and a bit of ginger makes for a fresh and fabulous fish sandwich.Nutrition facts * Servings Per Recipe 4 servings * Calories319 * Total Fat (g)10 * Saturated Fat (g)5, * Monounsaturated Fat (g)3, * Polyunsaturated Fat (g)2, * Cholesterol (mg)68, * Sodium (mg)711, * Carbohydrate (g)31, * Total Sugar (g)5, * Fiber (g)2, * Protein (g)25, * Vitamin C (DV%)9, * Calcium (DV%)11, * Iron (DV%)14, * Starch (d.e.)2, * Medium-fat Meat (d.e.)3, * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.Ingredients:4 fresh or frozen fish fillets (such as cod, orange roughy, or pike), about 1/2 inch (about 1 pound)Nonstick cooking spray1/4 cup fine dry bread crumbs1/4 teaspoon ground ginger1/8 teaspoon salt1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper2 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted4 lettuce leaves4 baguette-style rolls, hamburger buns, or kaiser rolls, split and toasted1 recipe Orange-Ginger Topper (see recipe below) Share Share Food & DiningLifestyle Fish Sandwich with Orange-Ginger Mayonnaise. by: – July 26, 2011last_img read more

Klopp slams England’s response to the coronavirus

first_img “You can argue about whether it makes sense to wear them, but all ­countries who started wearing face masks earlier have smaller casualty numbers than here in England. That’s the truth. “When I see the numbers here in ­England and then in Germany, I think. Look, it’s not perfect in Germany, people have died and have been ill. But, in terms of living your life, it is completely different. “If you want to enter a shop in Germany, but don’t wear a face mask, then you aren’t allowed in. With a face mask, you can go in all the shops you want. You can go to the hairdresser, wherever. “They wear a face mask, you wear a face mask, and sometimes the people in the shop will have even more ­protection like a screen. read also:Video: Klopp ready for Liverpool title push “When I go to the petrol ­station in England, I am the only one wearing a face mask and I’m the only one with gloves – I feel like an alien. I will not stop doing that until someone tells me it’s over. “But inside the club, we are safe. We are tested twice a week and it is a safe ­environment.” Liverpool return to Premier League action against Everton on Sunday, needing just two wins to wrap up the league title. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Despite seeing how hard the pandemic hit Italy and Spain, the United Kingdom struggled to prepare for the virus with over 300,000 confirmed cases and 42,000 deaths to date. During its peak, there were fears the Premier League season would be abandoned completely with Klopp himself conceding he became fully aware of that possibility. But despite those sporting concerns, Klopp has stressed his real focus has remained on matters off the pitch as he noted the major difference in how England and Germany have dealt with the coronavirus. “I was not worried for one second that the ­government could cost us the title because I was worried about the numbers who were dying – and I’m still worried,” Klopp said. “I didn’t vote for this ­government. This government was the choice of other people. And the problem I had was that I got the news from England and the news from Germany. If aliens looked at us both from the outside, they would think we came from two different planets. “From a personal point of view, I don’t understand why we started wearing face masks in closed areas on June 15 when five or six weeks ago all the other countries were doing it. Loading… Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has criticised England’s handling of the coronavirus crisis, revealing he feels like an alien for continuing to take it seriously. Promoted ContentWhy Do So Many Digital Assistants Have Feminine Names & Voices?6 Extreme Facts About Hurricanes7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too Much7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty Penny20 Completely Unexpected Facts About ‘The Big Bang Theory’The Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreWhy Go Veg? 7 Reasons To Do This6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your BodyBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemTop 10 TV Friends Who Used To Be Enemieslast_img read more

Gerrard sets sights on title

first_img Press Association The Reds recorded their first victory at Old Trafford since 2009 – and only their 16th league win on the ground in 118 years – with a comfortable 3-0 triumph over Manchester United. Gerrard scored two penalties and hit the post from a third before Luis Suarez completed the scoring. Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard is adamant they are genuine title contenders and while manager Brendan Rodgers insists he is not losing sleep over it, he is happy to be bracketed with Chelsea and Manchester City for the run-in. “I’ve not banned it (talk of the title). We have better things to talk about,” he said. “It is about improving and getting better. I don’t lose sleep over it. “We are up there on merit so of course we have an opportunity – I didn’t say no chance. If you think we have a chance then write it. “I try to not expect so much and let the players do the talking. We try to remain dignified in our work and our players are doing all the talking. “We will focus on the next game against Cardiff. I think other teams will drop points, we may well drop points, we may not but I can only look at our next game and I’ve done that since I walked through the door and I’m not going to change.” Rodgers was delighted with the way his side took the game to United and never relented and while they may have been fortunate to be awarded a third penalty he did not think they were lucky to be 3-0 winners. “I thought we were outstanding; from the first whistle our intent was to attack and press and to work. Clearly I am very happy,” he added. “I thought we could’ve had more goals. We were really aggressive in our game going forward and had it not been for that final pass and touch we might have got in better and finished them off even more so.” Sturridge fortuitously won one penalty, which resulted in Nemanja Vidic being sent off, but should have had another one after that. “I thought that was probably the clearest one,” said Rodgers. “Daniel got tripped clearly and it should have been a penalty. “It (Vidic’s sending-off) was harsh. From both perspectives Vidic isn’t going to get back and Daniel has a choice he either stamps on him or tries to hurdle him. “We are a team who gets penalties because of our aggression in our attack.” The result lifted Liverpool to within four points of Chelsea with a match in hand and both Jose Mourinho’s side and third-placed Manchester City still to visit Anfield. “We showed today that we are genuine contenders and we are going to fight to the end for this,” Gerrard told Sky Sports 1. “We believe it but I’ve said many times that in football the easiest thing to do is talk the talk. “We’ve got to go and treat Cardiff (their next match) like Manchester United and we’ve got to treat Sunderland like Manchester United. “If we do we will win a lot of games until the end of the season. The rest of the teams around us have to believe we’re going for it.” Rodgers will not publicly declare his side can win the title but he is happy for others to say so on his behalf. The trip to Old Trafford was seen as a defining moment for their hopes of a first title since 1990 with Chelsea losing at Aston Villa on Saturday. They did not disappoint as United were swept aside with consummate ease but the Reds boss still will not get excited about the title. last_img read more

West Brom make Diaby offer

first_imgWest Brom have offered a contract to Abou Diaby, whose injury-hit career at Arsenal has been described by Gunners boss Arsene Wenger as the biggest regret of his career. “Diaby came in, he had his medical yesterday. We’ve made him an offer and we shall see,” Pulis said after West Brom’s 4-1 pre-season win at Swindon on Saturday. “The big thing with Abou is getting him fit and having the confidence from the medical team to do that. He is a top player and I mean he is a top, top player. “We’ve had a look and we think there are things he can do to improve his chances of playing 30 Premier League games and we’re confident we can help him do that. Whether he accepts that and the ethos of the football club we’ll wait and see.” Meanwhile, his former manager Wenger wished Diaby well and said the player deserves another chance at making an impression during the remainder of his playing days. “I think Diaby is the biggest regret of my career,” the Arsenal manager said. “He is a guy who has been severely injured and it is not acceptable, we have paid the price for that but I hope things turn around for him and they go well. “First and foremost, he really didn’t achieve his potential unfortunately. I think he had great potential and he could only show that at certain periods of time. I’m a really big fan of Abou Diaby and I really hope from the bottom of my heart that he can end his career without any more injury concerns. “It is a good experience for him, it is good for him to have a fresh start. He is 29 and can have three or four years at the top level. The fact that there was so much competition here makes it so much more difficult for a player who has been out for such a long time.” Diaby, 29, was released by the Gunners when his contract expired during the summer having been hit by a number of serious injuries over the last four years. The France international managed just two appearances over the previous two seasons but has been offered a Premier League lifeline by the Baggies – with head coach Tony Pulis confirming an offer is on the table for the former Auxerre midfielder, and he hopes to get Diaby back to playing regularly. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Game of the year: Ohio-Michigan

first_imgThe fate of the winner of this weekend’s Ohio State-Michigan game is well known. The team will be the unanimous No.1 team in the country and will be going to the Sun Devil Stadium in Arizona for the National Championship Game.But what happens to the loser? With three of the top six teams losing this past weekend, it is possible that the loser could be joining the winner in Arizona for the Fiesta Bowl.Boise State and Rutgers are the only other undefeated teams in the country and Boise State don’t appear to have the strength of schedule to be able to break into the top five and Rutgers still has to play No. 8 West Virginia on the road. Ohio State head coach Jim Tressel was unwilling to look past the game at hand.”It’s so hard to even think about those things,” Tressel said. “There’s nothing like the Ohio State Michigan game. It is at the end of the season with the conference championship on the line. … It’s hard to say because the game means so much to both parties.”On the other hand, Michigan head coach Lloyd Carr brought up the BCS system and how seemingly no one understands it.”We have a system, the BCS, and I personally don’t understand all of the things that go into the computer rankings … how that all fits together I’m not perfectly clear, but we do have a system and that system will take care of that question,” Carr said “Whatever the system dictates is what it is.” A different kind of rivalryThe Ohio State-Michigan rivalry is widely considered to be one of the best, if not the best, rivalries in college football. But in the other great college football rivalries like Auburn-Alabama and Texas-Oklahoma, the two schools, at least their fans, seem to genuinely not like each other. But this doesn’t appear to be the case with the Ohio State-Michigan rivalry. “I don’t think there’s ever been any kind of an issue on the field and I think that’s part of what makes it a special rivalry,” Carr said.The two schools don’t seem to have any genuine dislike for one another and their rivalry seems to be based on the teams’ perennial powerhouse status more than anything else.”The kids play their best and their hardest in that game, and I think looking back on my experiences in the game, it’s one of those games that, because of the tradition, you understand,” Carr said. That tradition helps the rivalry build every year, as upperclassmen begin to understand the significance of the contest.”You become a junior and senior you learn that the game is special, and you want, as a player and a member of your team, to bring great credit to the game and to the rivalry.” Indiana Civil WarWhile the Ohio State-Michigan game gets all the attention, Purdue and Indiana meet in a game that could have strong bowl-game implications for both teams. The two teams are also bitter in-state rivals, adding some extra meaning to the game as the battle for the Old Oaken Bucket will commence for the 82nd time.The teams have had surprising seasons, with Purdue at 7-4 and Indiana at 5-6 and while both teams have exceeded expectations, they would like to cap off their seasons with a bowl game victory. “I know it’s important to both schools and it’s important to our former players and alumni,” said Indiana head coach Terry Hoeppner, whose team needs a victory over the rival Boilermakers to become bowl eligible for the first time since 1993. “This is a game, a rivalry game that is a season unto itself. … We’ve got enough motivation with Purdue that I don’t think we need to add anything, but it’s obvious. I don’t have to talk about it — the players know, especially the seniors know, so they’ll make sure the young guys know.”According to their head coach, the Boilermakers are just looking to finish their conference season off with a win. “From our perspective, it’s important that we win our eighth game of the year,” Purdue coach Joe Tiller said “We think more about ourselves and what we want to get accomplished than [about] our opponents.”last_img read more