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Investment: The funds’ big dilemma

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Arsenal make contact with Bayern Munich over Liverpool transfer target Thiago Alcantara

first_img Comment Metro Sport ReporterSunday 23 Aug 2020 7:31 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link9.2kShares Arsenal make contact with Bayern Munich over Liverpool transfer target Thiago Alcantara Thiago is a wanted man (Picture: Getty)Arsenal have reportedly enquired about the availability of Bayern Munich midfielder Thiago Alcantara, with Liverpool facing competition over his signature. The Spain international, who will be involved in Sunday night’s Champions League final against Paris Saint-Germain, looked set for a move to Anfield this summer but a deal has yet to be completed. He has one year left on his contract with the German giants, who are keen to sell him this summer rather than lose him on a free transfer at the end of next season.Bayern are demanding £23million for the 29-year-old, which Liverpool deem excessive seeing as they could approach him in January to discuss a Bosman. AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTWith Liverpool stalling over a deal, Arsenal have made an approach as Mikel Arteta looks to add to his squad, according to the Daily Mail. They also want his price to be reduced. Advertisement Arteta is interested in Thiago (Picture: Arsenal FC via Getty)The Gunners will look to offload the likes of Lucas Torreira and Mohamed Elneny in order to help fund the move.Per Mertesacker, the head of Arsenal’s academy, warned Thiago he would have to adapt if he moved to Anfield.‘I can already imagine the transfer, but the midfield axis of Liverpool is set up, Mertesacker told Goal and SPOX. ‘Getting in there is very ambitious, but he’s a top footballer who can play anywhere. 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‘He wouldn’t have any problems with the style of play in England either because he’s a well-trained footballer.‘He has to adapt and sometimes do a 40-metre sprint to hit a central defender, but he can. ‘He has to decide for himself, as it may well be that he won’t play a major role in the first games in Liverpool. There are still a few players ahead of him because of their achievements over the past two years.’MORE: What Jurgen Klopp must do before Liverpool can complete Thiago transferMORE: Liverpool unwilling to meet Bayern Munich’s asking price for Thiago AlcantaraFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Advertisementlast_img read more

Pat Rafter’s land hits the market, big enough for dozens of courts

first_img108 Panorama Drive, Doonan, QLD. Picture: SuppliedHe said the larger of the two blocks, at 108 Panorama Drive, Doonan, was a rare site with views of Noosa Heads, Peregian Beach, Noosa North Shore, Mt Tinbeerwah, Mt Cooroy, Mt Pomona, Mt Eerwah, Blackall Range down to Mt Tibrogargan or Glasshouse mountains.“It’s been in the family for 40 years or so,” Mr Rafter said. “It’s a rare block because you can see the sun rising and the sun setting on the one block. It’s one of a few blocks in the whole area that has that sort of view.” 108 Panorama Drive, Doonan, QLD. Picture: SuppliedMore from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home3 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor9 hours agoAsked how many tennis courts could fit on the site, Mr Rafter said a fair few on paper but the land had a good building site and then dropped away in a slope — part of the reason the views were so spectacular.Anyone thinking of putting money down on the land may have to be armed with much more than a million dollars. : It passed in at auction at one million on Saturday,” Mr Rafter said.Pat Rafter does have a second family block on the market in the area though, at 57 Whispering Gum Avenue, Eumundi, for $365,000. Pat Rafter poses at the Legends Lunch during the 2017 Australian Open. He has relocated to Byron Bay from the Sunshine Coast. Picture: Graham Denholm/Getty Images.FORMER tennis world number one Pat Rafter has two massive blocks of family land on the market in Queensland, big enough to fit dozens of tennis courts.Both blocks were bought by parents Jocelyn and Jim over 40 years ago, according to Pat’s older brother Geoff Rafter, who is handling the sales. 57 Whispering Gum Avenue Eumundi. Picture: 0.8 hectare could also take a fair few tennis courts — about 30 side-by-side, but older brother Geoff said it would a challenge given it was also a sloping block.“Dad bought it over 40 years ago and then eventually broke it up and this is the last of the blocks of Pat’s. It’s also a sloping block, and has a nice view to Mt Cooroy and is very private.”Mr Rafter said he had put in a 90 metre driveway recently to the land.Pat Rafter and family have already relocated to trendy Byron Bay in northern New South Wales, and have put their Sunshine Beach mansion on the market for $18 million. The home of Pat Rafter on the Sunshine Coast which is for sale. Picture: Suppliedlast_img read more

The riverfront Westlake home ahead of its time

first_imgThe home at 51 Carnegie St, Westlake, is ahead of its time.DIANNE McCluskey was ahead of her time when she imagined up this Westlake home more than a decade ago.Mrs McCluskey and her husband Peter bought the parcel of land at 51 Carnegie St in the early 80s, building the first home there in 1985. Outside 51 Carnegie St, Westlake.“We built what we could afford in those days,” Mrs McCluskey said.“When it came to extend and renovate, it ended up being that expensive that we knocked the whole lot down and started again.” The living room at 51 Carnegie St, Westlake.Tucked in front of those is a bathroom, laundry, office and a triple lockup garage.On this level is polished concrete floors and there is a two-level void at the rear of the home.Upstairs are all the bedrooms, and the main bedroom is Mrs McCluskey’s favourite room of the home. The view from the main bedroom is Mrs McCluskey’s favourite.“The view from the master bedroom is just fabulous,” she said.“You can sit up on the terrace and you could be a million miles from civilisation.“It’s just beautiful.”The couple have downsized to a penthouse in the inner-city.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 9:24Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -9:24 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD288p288pAutoA, 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 Rate1xFullscreenCoreLogic Brisbane Housing Market Update – August 201809:25center_img The open-plan living area opens up to an alfresco dining space and the pool.More from newsDigital inspection tool proves a property boon for REA website3 Apr 2020The Camira homestead where kids roamed free28 May 2019Mrs McCluskey designed the home alongside an architect, completing the home in 2005 and said they haven’t done anything to it since.“I love architecture and over the years we’ve built four different houses and I’ve designed every one of them,” she said.“I thought that I must have a lovely master bedroom and I must have a kitchen where I can see everything from every room, so if I have visitors outside, playing pool or in the lounge room, I’m still part of everything,” Mrs McCluskey said. The kitchen is central to all the entertainment spaces.All of the living space is on the bottom floor, with a massive open-plan lounge, kitchen, dining and family room spanning the width of the home.last_img read more

Bread of Life receives computer donation, sponsorship commitment

first_imgPictured are: Rebecca Myers, Wendy Whitehead, Merrill Smith, Tony Owens, Kevin Koehne (active volunteer with Bread of Life), Angie Wood, Melissa Foist, Jason Barbieri and Kristin Wolfe.Greensburg, In. — The Greensburg Bread of Life has received a computer donation, valued at $1,140, in addition to a $20,000 commitment through event sponsorships from First Financial Bank.Located at 700 E Randall St, the Greensburg Community Bread of Life builds relationships with its patrons by providing a safe haven free of judgement. They’ve implemented a successful food rescue program and fight hunger in the community by providing a fee, nutritious meal to those who need one.After recently donating $1,140 worth of computer equipment to Bread of Life in Greensburg, First Financial Bank also announced their commitment of $20,000 ($5,000 per year for the next four years) towards event sponsorship for great events, the Turkey Noodle Dinner and Farmer’s Feeding the Flock. The Bank proudly supports local organizations that work to provide to those in need.As a community-focused financial institution, First Financial Bank is proud to provide equipment and funding needed in local communities. They have a strong commitment to the local Greensburg area and pride themselves on serving and strengthening the neighborhoods where they live and work. With over 150 banking centers throughout Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio and Illinois, they provide personalized service and have a continued commitment to helping others on their path to success.last_img read more

Other Sports MC Mary Kom Ends With Bronze In World Boxing Championships, Does India Proud

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Other Sports News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Ulan Ude: Six-time champion MC Mary Kom (51kg) on Saturday settled for a bronze medal in the World Women’s Boxing Championships after losing to Turkey’s Busenaz Cakiroglu in an intense semifinal bout in Ulan Ude. Mary Kom, seeded third, lost 1-4 to second seed Cakiroglu, who is the reigning European Championships and European Games gold-medallist. The Indian contingent sought a review of the decision but the appeal was turned down by the International Boxing Association’s (AIBA) technical committee. “How and why. Let the world know how much right and wrong the decision is,” Mary Kom later tweeted expressing her anguish at the loss.  Both the boxers seemed hesitant to make the first move in the opening round but Mary Kom had the edge in counter-attacks as Cakiroglu struggled to make her height advantage count. The second round followed a similar pattern as far as the tactics went but Cakiroglu seemed the sharper of the two. In the final three minutes, both the boxers upped the ante but Cakiroglu became the dominant aggressor eventually.Despite this loss, it was a stupendous campaign for the 36-year-old Mary Kom and added to her long list of accomplishments. This bronze is her first world medal in the 51kg category.  Besides six world titles, Mary Kom’s incredible career is also studded with an Olympic bronze medal (2012), five Asian titles, gold medals at the Asian Games and the Commonwealth Games, besides numerous other international top finishes.Later in the evening session, Manju Rani (48kg) will be up against Thailand’s Chuthamat Raksat, who upstaged fifth seed Yuliyanova Asenova in the quarterfinals. Jamuna Boro (54kg) will take on top seed and former Asian Games bronze-medallist Huang Hsiao-Wen of Chinese Taipei.  Last edition’s bronze-medallist Lovlina Borgohain (69kg) will face China’s Yang Liu, who took down top seed Chen Nien-Chin.Also Read | MC Mary Kom scales the summit, becomes No.1 in latest AIBA Boxing rankingsEntering into this edition, Mary Kom had six gold and a silver in her kitty. “It is difficult to say (what the result would be in the semifinals) but I think I have the capability to go the full distance and win a gold. Let’s see,” she said.  “The whole country is supporting me like always, I think that should also work for me. Why wouldn’t I win with that huge support?” she added. last_img read more

Super Eagles’ Opponent, Iceland, Confirms Ghana FriendlyÂ

first_imgNigeria’s 2018 World Cup Group D opponent Iceland has confirmed a friendly against Ghana’s Black Stars a few days before the start of the tournament in Russia.Iceland’s FA announced yesterday that the team will face the West African nation in its final warm up match on June 7 – just nine days before the tournament opener against Argentina in Moscow.The Iceland v Ghana encounter is set to be played in the city of Laugardalsvellir and will wrap up the European team’s preparations.“Our Men’s Team A will play against Ghana at Laugardalsvellir on June 7th,” a statement on the official website of the Icelandic Federation read.“The game will be the last game of the team in preparation for World Cup 2018 in Russia.”Iceland will not doubt view the Ghana game as a ‘dress rehearsal’ for their second group stage match against Nigeria on June 22 in Volgograd.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

GOtv Boxing Night Rewards Nigerian Boxers with Commonwealth Rating

first_imgPresident of the Nigerian Boxing Board of Control (NBB of C), Dr. Raufu Ladipo has attributed the rating of Nigerian boxers by the Commonwealth Boxing Council (CBC) to GOtv Boxing Night.Ladipo spoke on Tuesday in Lagos at a press conference to announce the 16th edition of GOtv Boxing Night. The NBB of C President, who attended the last CBC meeting in London a fortnight ago, said two stars of GOtv Boxing Night-Abolaji “Afonja Warrior” and Rasheed, Olaide “Fijaborn” Fijabi, the African Boxing Union (ABU) light welterweight champion, are two of the three Nigerian boxers currently rated to by the CBC to fight for its titles. He added that Oto “Joe Boy” Joseph, ABU lightweight champion, is scheduled to participate in a Commonwealth title eliminator, which we make him eligible to fight for a Commonwealth title.The three boxers, he said, owe their current standings to GOtv Boxing Night, the platform on which they have been fighting regularly. Ladipo said without GOtv Boxing Night providing the opportunities for the boxers, their fight record would have been too lean to make them eligible for rating by the CBC. He commended the sponsors for their support for Nigerian boxing. Rasheed, the West African Boxing Union (WABU) middleweight champion is scheduled to have another crack at the Commonwealth title next month. He lost in his first attempt last year in London. Joseph will be in action at GOtv Boxing Night 16 in an international challenge bout against Ghana’s Anama Dotse. The event is scheduled to hold on 14 October at the Indoor Sports Hall of Teslim Balogun Stadium, Lagos. The nine-bout show will also see Nigeria’s Rilwan “Real One” Oladosu take on Benjamin Lamptey of Ghana fight for the WABU lightweight title. Bouts on the card also include the national light heavyweight title bout between Kabiru “KB Godson”Towolawi against Adewale “Masevex” Masebinu, and a national featherweight clash between Waidi “Skoro” Usman and Chibuzor “T Boy” Obi.The show will equally see eight boxers from the last two editions of GOtv Boxing NextGen Search make their professional debuts. The best boxer on the night will go home with a cash prize of N1.5million and the Mojisola Ogunsanya Memorial Trophy.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Syracuse football preseason storylines, No. 6: How will SU’s secondary adjust to the Tampa 2

first_img Related Stories Syracuse football preseason player file No. 7: Brisly EstimeSyracuse football position battle to watch, No. 7: Antwan Cordy vs. Chauncey ScissumSyracuse football preseason storylines, No. 7: Rebuilding the offensive line3 things Dino Babers said at ACC Football Kickoff Published on July 25, 2016 at 8:41 pm Contact Chris: | @ChrisLibonati Under the system former head coach Scott Shafer and former defensive coordinator Chuck Bullough used, Syracuse’s defensive backs back pedaled and used different techniques than the Tampa 2 will use. In the Tampa 2, cornerbacks are each responsible for a quarter of the field and will be asked to read the quarterback and settle into a zone.Most of Syracuse’s defensive backs are moving from a crucial development stage to a prove-it period of their careers. Of the top two players listed at each secondary position on the post-spring depth chart, each has had at least one year of decent playing time.The Tampa 2 doesn’t necessarily jive with SU’s cornerbacks’ skill sets either. It’s a defense that typically requires bigger and longer cornerbacks. Of the Orange’s top two players at each secondary position, only three of the eight are listed as being at least 6 feet tall.How Syracuse’s defensive backs adjust using their prior experience and mesh it with the new defense is worth watching. Comments With Syracuse football training camp a few weeks away, The Daily Orange beat writers, Chris Libonati, Jon Mettus and Matt Schneidman, will analyze one of the top 10 preseason storylines, top 10 position battles or reveal one of 10 player files each day. Check out and follow along here to countdown to camp.When Dino Babers was hired by Syracuse in December, his most-discussed system was the spread offense SU will use.But the system that may be the most important is the Tampa 2. It’s a change from last season, and SU’s defensive backs will likely face the biggest challenge in the strategical flip. With the defensive line expected to take a step back from last season, SU’s linebackers and defensive backs will be crucial to the defense having success in 2016.“I was like ‘Damn, I have to start over again,’” cornerback Corey Winfield said of the defensive switch during spring practice. “But once we got into it and start practicing it just got easier so. It got easier by the day.”MORE PRESEASON COVERAGE: AdvertisementThis is placeholder textPreseason player file No. 7: Brisly EstimePosition battle to watch, No. 7: Antwan Cordy vs. Chauncey ScissumPreseason storylines, No. 7: Rebuilding the offensive linePreseason player file No. 8: Ervin PhilipsPosition battle to watch, No. 8: Jonathan Thomas vs. Ted Taylor Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Mourinho Set to Fulfill Man Utd Dream

first_imgJose Mourinho is on the verge of fulfilling his dream of managing Manchester United after Louis van Gaal’s troubled two-year reign at Old Trafford came to a bitter end.Van Gaal said he was “very disappointed” to be sacked on Monday just 48 hours after leading United to victory in the FA Cup final against Crystal Palace.Missing out on a lucrative Champions League place proved the final straw for the club’s United States-based owners, the Glazer family, and they didn’t let United’s first piece of silverware since the 2013 retirement of legendary boss Alex Ferguson stop them from wielding the axe.With Van Gaal having cleared out his desk at United’s Carrington training ground after talks over a settlement for the final year of his three-year contract, which had been worth a reported £6.4 million per year ($9.2 million, 8.2 million euros), the path is clear for former Chelsea manager Mourinho to be confirmed as the new United boss on Tuesday. Mourinho was sacked by Chelsea in December after a miserable campaign marred by a series of rifts with the club’s star players that eventually became intolerable to owner Roman Abramovich as the team, champions just months earlier, languished near the relegation zone.Now the 53-year-old will hope to restore his reputation by restoring the sparkle to United’s own tarnished image.Mourinho’s agent Jorge Mendes is said to be arriving in Manchester on Tuesday to tie up a deal that has been widely reported in the British media, setting the stage for one of the sport’s most intriguing characters to at last manage United after a glittering career that so far features 21 major trophies, including three Premier League crowns and two Champions League titles.Former United goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel believes Mourinho is the right man to get the club back on track.“On the top of Mourinho’s list was always Manchester United, now he has the opportunity,” Schmeichel told the BBC.“Now they have a guy that is supposed to be the biggest manager in the world, the one that really could save Manchester United.“It has been a brave decision but one that is long overdue.”From the moment, Mourinho danced a jubilant jig down the Old Trafford touchline after a late goal from Costinha gave his Porto side the draw they needed to eliminate Alex Ferguson’s men from the 2004 Champions League, the colourful and controversial Portuguese has seemed destined to manage United.He thought his time had come when Ferguson retired, but concerns over his volatile nature prompted United to turn to the more conservative David Moyes instead.But with that move proving a disaster and Van Gaal faring little better, United’s powerbrokers have decided to take a chance on Mourinho.Pictured strolling with his former Chelsea assistant Rui Faria while removal men took boxes away from his London home on Monday, Mourinho appeared the picture of contentment.But he is a far less convivial figure once the battle lines are drawn, both with opponents and even his own players.Having famously locked horns with the likes of Arsene Wenger and Rafael Benitez during his two spells with Chelsea, Mourinho will arrive at United just in time to resume hostilities with Pep Guardiola, who is about to leave Bayern Munich for his first taste of the Premier League as Manchester City boss.Mourinho, then in charge of Real Madrid, never wasted a chance to take a swipe at Barcelona manager Guardiola during their time in Spain.But it was Guardiola who had the better of it, with Mourinho winning just three of their 16 meetings.The duo will go head-to-head for the first time when United face City in the pre-season International Champions Cup in Beijing on July 25.By then, Mourinho will hope to have significantly improved an unbalanced and often lacklustre United squad.Paris Saint Germain forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Sporting Lisbon midfielder Joao Mario, Everton defender John Stones, Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic and Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann are reportedly among the names on his wanted list.But Mourinho, expected to bring Faria and goalkeeping coach Silvino Louro with him to Old Trafford, might also have to deal with scepticism from the United squad after a report that some senior players have already expressed concern the tactically conservative coach might prove too similar to Van Gaal.Van Gaal’s dull tactics frustrated United fans, while the players were reportedly infuriated by his habit of staging video review sessions in which he would criticise their mistakes in front of the team.If he can rebuild the confidence of his squad and make United champions for the first time since 2013, Mourinho may regard it as his finest achievement yet.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more