Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil rejects transfer offer from Fenerbahce

first_imgArteta has frozen Ozil out of the team (Picture: Getty Images)Mesut Ozil has turned down an offer to leave Arsenal for Fenerbahce in the next transfer window, according to reports.The German looked to be a key part of Mikel Arteta’s plans when the Spaniard took over from Unai Emery in December.However, the 31-year-old is yet to feature for the Gunners since the restart and with less than 12 months remaining on his contract, he faces an uncertain future at the Emirates.And according to German publication Bild, the midfielder has rejected an advance from Turkish Super Lig side Fenerbahce.ADVERTISEMENTOzil’s £350,000-a-week wages proved to be too big of a stumbling block in negotiations.AdvertisementAdvertisementThe report states that the World Cup winner plans to see out the remainder of his contract at Arsenal, despite his lack of game time. Advertisement Advertisement Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil rejects transfer offer from Fenerbahce Ozil was a key player for Arteta before the lockdown (Picture: Getty Images)Speaking before Arsenal’s Premier League clash against Aston Villa on Tuesday night, Arteta suggested that Ozil still has a chance of getting back into the team.The Spaniard highlighted the case of Granit Xhaka, who re-established his place in the side after previously being stripped of the captaincy by former boss Emery.When asked if Xhaka’s revival could set an example for outcasts Ozil and Matteo Guendouzi to follow, Arteta said: ‘That applies for any player, and any member of the staff.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 Arsenal‘If you really show that then you’re deciding to do the best, not for yourself, but for the team and for the club, I think everybody will welcome you.‘It’s not just me that has to give the green light. It’s everybody that has to be supportive and you need to feel as well that support from everybody because if not it’s a very uncomfortable situation.’MORE: Joe Willock admits Arsenal players were ‘a bit sceptical’ when Mikel Arteta first arrivedMORE: Dani Ceballos speaks out on his future at ArsenalFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Comment Metro Sport ReporterMonday 20 Jul 2020 5:26 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link2.7kShareslast_img read more

This home is not just impressive it also had a solid historical pedigree

first_img9 Lion St, Ipswich. Picture: 1921 it was then bought by Joseph Foote and Wilfred Foote, grandson of John Foote the co-founder of Cribb & Foote.In 1925 it was sold to Marian Parkinson and Hugh Parkinson, the Director of The Queensland Times and son of the founder. and then in 1961 it sold to Roderick Foote and Harry Victor Gibbs, a local solicitor of note whose son Sir Harry Talbot Gibbs later went on to become the 8th Chief Justice of the High Court of Australia.More from newsDigital inspection tool proves a property boon for REA website3 Apr 2020The Camira homestead where kids roamed free28 May 2019 9 Lion St, Ipswich. Picture: colonial home has 3.5 metres high ceilings, VJ walls, period windows, and timber floorboards.The restored home has a modern kitchen with Caesar Stone bench tops and dual sinks and a stainless steel Belling double oven. 9 Lion Street Ipswich has been owned by some impressive Ipswich identities. Picture: home is not just impressive looking, it also comes with a solid historical pedigree.The land that the home at 9 Lion St, Ipswich sits on was bought in 1904 from the family of the then Ipswich Mayor Mr. Pettigrew.The home was built in 1907 for Jeanie Whitehead, who was the wife of renowned local photographer Francis Arnold Whitehead. 9 Lion St, Ipswich. Picture: 9 Lion St, Ipswich. Picture: four-bedroom home is now listed for sale for $879,000 through Steve Athanates of NGU Real Estate – Brassall. 9 Lion St, Ipswich. Picture: are two new bathrooms with his and her vanities and a bathtub.Two living areas are on the upper level of the home and have original lap and sash windows and timber archways.last_img read more

Sexual health is important too

first_img Share Share Tweet Photo credit: Health Promotion Resource CentreSexual health is just as important as all other aspects of health, Coordinator of the National HIV/AIDS Response Programme, Allison Samuel has said.As part of Regional Testing Day activities, officers from the National HIV/AIDS Program visited one of the testing sites at Mahaut River in the Kalinago Territory on Tuesday June 13 2017. To first time testers Samuel said, “Congratulations, you’ve made a very, very wise decision because your sexual health is just as important as your physical health; it is just as important as your financial health.”She said a millionaire, who has HIV, is still concerned because their sexual health is in danger even if they have money. “If you can wake up every day and you can have breakfast, you can take a shower, you can get ready for school, for work but you are HIV positive and you don’t know because you’ve never tested, it means that your sexual health is still not where it’s supposed to be and any aspect of health that is affected it means that you are not healthy,” she said. Photo credit: Health Promotion Resource CentreRegional Testing Day, which will be observed on June 30th, is preceded by a one month campaign to raise public awareness on the need for persons to know their HIV/AIDS status.It was launched ten years ago to bring a greater awareness and is an initiative by LIVE UP: The Caribbean Media Alliance in collaboration with PANCAP and Scotia Bank.Testing will continue for the remainder of the month at the following locations:Friday June 23- Roseau Health Center (8a.m. – 1p.m.) at the Dominica Planned Parenthood Association (8:30 a.m. – 3p.m.)Friday June 30- Marigot Health District (8 a.m. – 5 p.m.), Roseau Health Center (8 a.m. – 1p.m.), National HIV/AIDS Response Unit (8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.), Portsmouth Hospital (9 a.m. – 3 p.m.) and La Plaine Health Center (9a.m. – 3 p.m.) Sharing is caring!center_img 265 Views no discussions Share HealthLifestyleLocalNews Sexual health is important too by: Dominica Vibes News – June 19, 2017last_img read more

Bulldogs Fall To Eagles In Close Middle School Hoops

first_imgThe 7th Grade Batesville Bulldogs basketball team lost a close one to the Jac Cen Del Eagles by a score of 38-33 in overtime.The Dogs came back from a 17-4 half time deficit. They were able to tie it up at 30 all in regulation, but missed out on some scoring opportunities in overtime to take the loss.Leading in scoring for Batesville was Lyle Oesterling with 13 points, followed by Bryson Bonelli with 7, and Cole Pride with 6. Rounding out the scoring were Willie Sherwood with 4, Landon Harrison with 2, and Max Baumer with 1.The 7th grade Dogs are now 0-2 on the season.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Ben Pierson.The 8th Grade Bulldogs fell to a solid Jac-Cen-Del squad 45-41.After falling behind early the Dogs rallied back, but couldn’t quite close the deal. The Bulldogs were led in scoring by Eli Pierson with 15, Cole Werner with 8, and Ian Powers with 7. Travis Lecher added 5. Ean Loichinger, Zach Wade ,and Cooper Wilhelm contributed 3, 2, and 1 respectively to round out the scoring.The Bulldogs are back in action Thursday against South Decatur. Come out and support you BMS middle school teams. Tip at 5:30.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Clint Pride.last_img read more

Matheson takes second straight at Tri-City

first_imgAUBURN, Mich. (June 6) – Last week, eight-time asphalt champion Todd Matheson was disappointed he did not get to have an interview in victory lane after winning his first-ever dirt feature in the Main Street Seed and Supply IMCA Modifieds at Tri-City Motor Speedway. He would have to fight Tanner Pray for the entire 20 laps of the feature event. Every corner of every lap, it seemed as if Pray and Matheson would swap the lead. It was Matheson who would prevail at the electronic stripe on the final lap to capture his second feature in a row. Toby Steele, John Taylor and A.J. Ward were third through fifth, respectively.last_img

Premier League: Tackling Banned, Pitches Disinfected as Training Begins Monday

first_imgTackling will be banned, pitches disinfected and players restricted to groups of five when the Premier League starts a first phase of team training.Official protocols sent to players and managers yesterday and obtained by the BBC Sports revealed that social distancing must be “strictly observed”.Corner-flags, balls, cones, goalposts and even playing surfaces will be disinfected after each session. League bosses hope training can begin on Monday, restricted to 75 minutes.Ongoing surveillance measures included in further guidance include twice-weekly testing, and a daily pre-training questionnaire and temperature check.Under a section titled ‘health screening’, players are also told a central register of Covid-19 test results (subject to their consent and Professional Footballers’ Association agreement) will need to be maintained.Recommended “control measures” include “meticulous personal hygiene and use of PPE [personal protective equipment], no congregation in communal areas, including but not limited to medical rooms and gym areas”.Under further stringent rules, players are told they cannot share transport with anyone to and from the training ground, and vehicle interiors should be cleaned regularly. Team vehicles and public transport should not be used.Players are being consulted on proposed medical protocols for a return to training by the PFA. They have been given a condensed version of a 40-page document for them to digest.The BBC understands the PFA has heard from a number of players, especially those who have underlying health conditions like asthma or who are from black and minority ethnic (Bame) backgrounds, that they have real concerns about returning to playing.Black men and women are nearly twice as likely to die with coronavirus as white people in England and Wales, according to the Office for National Statistics.The draft protocols refer to “additional risk assessment and precautions required for players at increased risk (co-morbidity)”.Today, there will be a meeting between players, the Premier League, medical staff and the PFA.Government approval will need to be granted before teams can continue to the next stage of training, when contact would be permitted.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Gbinije sits out 2nd half of SU win with back injury

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on December 14, 2014 at 7:58 pm Contact Phil: | @PhilDAbb Forward Michael Gbinije sat out the second half of Syracuse’s (6-3) 71-69 victory over Louisiana Tech on Sunday due to a tightened back, head coach Jim Boeheim said after the game.All Gbinije said to a reporter before leaving the locker room after Boeheim’s press conference was that he injured his back.The junior connected on a pull-up jumper from the elbow with 6:58 left in the first half for his only two points in 14 minutes. He added two assists and a pair of rebounds.In his absence, forward Tyler Roberson played the entire second half and fellow sophomore forward B.J. Johnson logged 14 second-half minutes after just eight in the first.Although it’s unclear if Gbinije will be available for the Orange’s game at No. 7 Villanova on Saturday, SU forward Rakeem Christmas said the injury is “probably a small thing.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“It’s always a pleasure to have Mike going out there,” Christmas said. “He’s a forward, he’s a point guard, he brings the ball down … He’s a versatile player and not having him in the game is something, too, but everyone else stepped up and we had to do what we had to do.” Commentslast_img read more

15 Countries Confirm for 2019 ITTF Africa Cup

first_imgAlso, since establishing himself as Algeria’s best male player, Sami Kherouf has been making frantic efforts to halt the dominance of Aruna Quadri and Egypt’s Omar Assar (EGY) in Africa. But all his efforts have not materialised.Again, the Algerian star will be heading to Lagos, in his bid to fulfill his dream of becoming the first Algerian to conquer the continent.As a realist, Sami Kherouf admitted that it will take an extra-ordinary performance to rule the continent.“At present, we are training together as team in Algiers with the aim of using the Africa Cup in Lagos as a good preparation for the All African Games,” he said.On the possibility of dethroning the defending champion – Aruna Quadri, he said: “To win the title is super hard with the presence of the best African players like Omar Assar and Aruna Quadri as well as other good players too.“I must admit that to win the title will require a lot of work and at the moment it seems hard to win. It is hard because you have to compete with top players, who ply their trade in big leagues and who devote most of their time to the game as their main job,” he added.Sami Kherouf cannot wait to come to Nigeria. “I cannot wait to come to Nigeria because I have never visited the country before. I know it is country that loves sport and especially table tennis,” the Algerian number one star said.In his modest ambition, Sami Kherouf said: “I am aiming to win a bronze medal and I would have loved to become the first Algerian to qualify for the World Cup but it is very hard for everyone except Omar Assar and Aruna Quadri.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram In less than one week, the best players from 15 African countries will converge in Lagos for the 2019 ITTF Africa Cup, which serves off on August 3 at the Molade Okoya-Thomas Hall of Teslim Balogun Stadium.Nigeria’s Aruna Quadri and Egypt’s Dina Meshref are defending champions of the tournament and they are expected to battle against other players for their places in the 2019 ITTF World Cups.Aside host – Nigeria, countries expected in Lagos for the three-day championship include Algeria, Benin Republic, Burkina Faso, Cameroun, Congo Brazzaville, Congo DRC, Egypt, Ghana, Guinea, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, Togo and Tunisia.last_img read more

Operators unite for inaugural Responsible Gambling Week Ireland

first_img The Irish gambling industry is coming together to support the launch of the first ever Responsible Gambling Week Ireland.It is the biggest social responsibility campaign that has been held in Ireland. The theme for the campaign is simply, “A great tip – know when to stop” with the aim of starting conversations about what it means to gamble responsibly. This national awareness campaign will run from 5-11 February 2018.Sharon Byrne, Chairperson for the Irish Bookmakers Association (IBA) spoke to SBC about the initiative and how positive it can be when it comes to encouraging responsible gambling in Ireland. SBC: Can you further explain the importance of initiatives like Ireland’s first Responsible Gambling Week?Sharon Byrne: Responsible gambling week is the first ever cross industry initiative of its kind in Ireland. It’s about getting the message out there that gambling is supposed to be fun, and there are some tools and tips for keeping it that way and identifying possible problems that may be developing. It is also about letting people know about the services that are available for people affected by problem gambling. SBC: Could reveal what it is that you hope to achieve in this week?SB: We hope to achieve a greater awareness about gambling and how it can affect a small number of people in a negative way. We also hope that it will let people know about the services available and how to access them.SBC: What methods can operators utilise to continue promoting safe gambling and build on this week?SB: Operators should continue to build upon the measures already introduced such as staff training, self-exclusion, time outs, deposit and/or staking limits, time limits, breaks, etc. By following international best practice, and continually improving current practices and safeguards, we can make gambling safer for those who may have an addictive personality. Increased public awareness about how to gamble safely and how to access support services is also needed, along with ensuring all operators in the gambling industry apply the same principles and practices.SBC: Whilst in England FOBTs are at the heart of problem gambling, can you outline some of the problem gambling issues that affect Irish bettors?SB In Ireland there are many ways to gamble, not just inside a betting shop or at an online betting site, such as race tracks, lottery, scratch cards, card clubs, tote, poker nights, arcades, machines in pubs and unfortunately via black market operators set up in pubs or internet cafes. It is important that the entire licensed gambling sector embrace this week and what it is trying to achieve. We are looking forward to the introduction of the Gambling Control bill as it will ensure all operators comply and contribute all year round.SBC: How important is it that Responsible Gambling week is extended to Live betting events as well as retail betting?SB: The Responsible gambling week message applies to all sectors of the gambling industry, not just retail betting or live betting. It is being promoted at the race tracks, dog tracks and coursing events taking place that week also.Sharon will be speaking on a panel at this year’s Betting on Football Conference (20-23 March). She will be discussing how operators can increase responsible gambling as part of The Customer Journey track which will be on based around building the perfect customer environment and striking a balance between a smooth and safe registration process. To find out more about the event click on the banner below. Submit Share Irish bookmakers demand clarity on reopening orders June 17, 2020 StumbleUpon Related Articles Share Irish bookmakers to reopen on 29 June May 28, 2020 Safer Gambling Forum: ‘The industry needs to do a lot more’ November 13, 2019last_img read more

Warriors’ Steve Kerr prioritizing health over No. 1 seed

first_img“Every once in a while, it’ll just come up that (team director of sports medicine and performance Rick Celebrini) will recommend let’s give somebody a rest,” Kerr said. “Last night it was Steph. He’s been going a couple months straight. Has looked a little tired the last couple of weeks, so it made perfect sense. I think we’ll be better for it in the long run. So within all that, we try to win.” NBA wrap: LaMarcus Aldridge powers Spurs over Celtics to continue hot streak “Health always comes first,” Kerr said (via “So each player we look at individually.” In that rare blowout loss to a lowly Dallas team, Kerr rested Stephen Curry. Related News Stephen Curry: Surreal that Warriors have won 50 games againcenter_img Home-court advantage throughout the playoffs is important, but it doesn’t mean much if your best players aren’t on the floor — so says Warriors coach Steve Kerr.Before taking on the Pistons on Sunday, Kerr told reporters both DeMarcus Cousins and Andre Iguodala would not play despite the team coming off a 35-point loss to the Mavericks the night before to drop into a first-place tie with the Nuggets. But unlike Saturday night, the Warriors rallied Sunday with a 121-114 win over a dangerous Pistons team to move a half-game above Denver atop the Western Conference standings.“We’re just going for the 1-seed and trying to stay healthy and do all that at once,” Kerr said.Golden State (50-23) has nine games left on its schedule, and the road to the top seed looks plenty doable with only two games left against teams currently in the playoff picture (Nuggets and Clippers). Otherwise, the Warriors have two games left against Memphis and one each against the Timberwolves, Hornets, Lakers, Cavaliers and Pelicans.last_img read more