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Nicolas Pepe says he already has a telepathic understanding with Arsenal star Alexandre Lacazette

first_imgAdvertisement Emery is giving serious consideration to starting Pepe against Liverpool (Picture: Getty)‘For example, in the first match, he played 15 minutes in Newcastle, then he played 45 minutes against Burnley. I think his individual performances are progressively getting better. For Saturday, he is maybe ready to have more minutes.‘I am going to decide [on Friday], but really his progress has been positive and has been good for the team and for him. The most important piece of the adaptation is to help him to feel easy and be comfortable with us.’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 Comment Advertisement Pepe has quickly struck up a bond with Lacazette on and off the pitch (Picture: Getty)Speaking to BT Sport, he explained: ‘There’s a lot of players who speak French here: Aubameyang and Lacazette who link up well.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘It’s certainly easier for me to play with French-speaking players. On the pitch, you can see that we look for and find each other.‘It will take some time because we don’t know each other yet, but little movements show us we can find one another quickly.‘Based on how it’s been in training with Laca. We’ve been able to find each other with our eyes shut.’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 CityPepe came on at half-time against Burnley last time out, playing 45 minutes, and Emery suggested the winger is now ready for more minutes – and therefore a start – at Anfield.‘Now he is three weeks into working here with us. He didn’t do the pre-season here but he’s progressively feeling better,’ the Arsenal boss explained.center_img Metro Sport ReporterFriday 23 Aug 2019 11:30 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link881Shares The Ivory Coast international is getting on the same wavelength as his new teammates (Picture: Getty)Arsenal new boy Nicolas Pepe has revealed that he has already forged an excellent understanding with new teammate Alexandre Lacazette and they can find each other ‘with their eyes shut’.The Ivory Coast international moved to the Emirates in a club-record £72million deal from Lille over the summer, coming off the bench against both Newcastle and Burnley.Manager Unai Emery has hinted that he could start when Arsenal take on Liverpool on Saturday and if he does, he will have no problems clicking with the rest of the team. Nicolas Pepe says he already has a telepathic understanding with Arsenal star Alexandre Lacazettelast_img read more

Enjoy life by the water with this riverfront gem south of Brisbane

first_img37 Copper Drive BethaniaTHIS home could be perfect for anyone that wants the benefits of river living, with the peace and quiet of semi-acreage living.The five-bedroom, three-bathroom home at 37 Copper Drive, Bethania is on the market through Elders Real Estate Shailer Park. The home faces the Logan River, with the pontoon giving easy access to the water.Current owner Greg Green moved to Bethania eight years ago from Newcastle to get closer to the water. It comes with its own private pontoon.The top floor has four more bedrooms, a bathroom and an ensuite in the main bedroom.The 2.3m registered pontoon backs on to a deep river front and is ideal for docking of boats up to 60 foot.The suburb is close to both Brisbane and the Gold Coast via the M1 motorway which is just a few minutes drive from the house. Enough space for dual living.A retired concreter, he believed the large property could be ideal for a tradie, as there was plenty of room on the available land to store excess vehicles and equipment.The house is split over two stories, with the main living area, kitchen, dining room, a bedroom and a deck on the ground floor. Right by the Logan River.“We love it up here,” he said. The home was built back in 1989 on the 2252sq m allotment. For Mr Green and his wife, the appeal of the home was having the Logan River right in his backyard.He invested in a boat and spends his free days going up and down the river in search of adventure.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus20 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market20 hours ago“The Logan River is a lot quieter than the Brisbane River,” he said. “There is a lot less traffic and it is more reasonably priced.”center_img The deck overlooks the water.After several years living right next to the water, Mr Green and his wife plan to sell up the Bethania home and live for the next few years directly on the water in their houseboat. The home is on the market now through Elders Real Estate Shailer Park. 37 Copper Drive Bethania Floor Plan.last_img read more

European institution tenders $500m corporate loan mandate using IPE-Quest

first_imgAn undisclosed European institutional investor has tendered a $500m (€395m) senior secured corporate loan mandate using IPE-Quest.According to search QN1460, the institution is seeking corporate loan investments in core European economies, the UK and the US.It said the corporate loans should be focused on medium and large companies, with maturities typically lasting 3-7 years.Managers can run the mandate on a discretionary basis, but within some guidelines and respecting its loan eligibility criteria. The investor said it had no current requirements regarding track record, performance, fees or assets under management, either at the firm or fund level.However, managers should have experience investing along its stated criteria and in the geographies stated.Interested parties should respond by 17 October.If you have any questions regarding this search, please email info@ipe-quest.com. Queries will not be accepted after 14 October. For full information, please go to http://www.ipe-quest.com/search.htm.last_img read more

Kobe Bryant fined $100,000 over gay slur in Lakers game

first_img 25 Views   no discussions Share News Kobe Bryant fined $100,000 over gay slur in Lakers game by: – April 14, 2011 Share Tweetcenter_img US basketball player Kobe Bryant has been fined $100,000 (£61,000) for using a homophobic slur during an NBA game on Tuesday.The Los Angeles Lakers star’s outburst was caught on camera as he reacted to being judged to have committed a foul.Bryant is shown apparently mouthing the word “…faggot” after failing to get the referee’s attention.The player has apologised and said his action was out of “frustration in the heat of the game”.“What I said last night should not be taken literally,” said Bryant, who also punched his chair and tossed a towel following referee Bennie Adams’s call.NBA commissioner David Stern said in a statement that Bryant’s comment was “offensive and inexcusable”.“While I’m fully aware that basketball is an emotional game, such a distasteful term should never be tolerated. Accordingly, I have fined Kobe $100,000.”The Human Rights Campaign, a gay civil rights group, said Bryant’s “horribly offensive and distasteful” language “perpetuates a culture of discrimination” and called for a fuller apology.Bryant is one of the highest paid US sportsmen and one of US basketball’s most celebrated stars.BBC News Share Sharing is caring!last_img read more

Salah warned not to make Real Madrid move

first_img Reports in Spain this week have claimed Real Madrid are getting cold feet at the potential costs involved in signing No 1 target Kylian Mbappe from PSG and will instead turn to Salah as a cheaper alternative this summer. As per Spanish outlet El Desmarque, Real are prepared to spend €150million to sign the Egyptian and, expecting his wages to also be far inferior to Mbappe, he is fast emerging as Los Blancos’ preferred option. Furthermore, the Spanish outlet claims they will make official contact for Salah once they have offloaded Gareth Bale, with the Welshman’s reported £600,000 a week package proving a problematic issue for potential suitors. However, amid reports Salah is tempted to try his luck in LaLiga, his close friend Mohamed Elneny has warned the Liverpool forward that a switch to the Bernabeu would be a ‘massive mistake.Advertisement Loading… Liverpool striker, Mohamed Salah, has been advised he’d be making a huge mistake by ditching Anfield for a transfer to Real Madrid this summer. Salah and Elneny are teammates in the Egyptian national team and they moved to Swiss side Basel together. And, speaking to Bein Sports Turkey [via Sport Witness], Elneny said: “For me, he’s currently playing for one of best the teams in the world. He’s a superstar at Liverpool. “If I were him, I’d stay at Liverpool. You see Eden Hazard is struggling at Real after he moved from Chelsea. Read Also:Neville: Salah using Liverpool as stepping stone for Real Madrid, Barcelona “Of course, Real Madrid is bigger than Liverpool, Barcelona is bigger than Liverpool. But he’s very settled at his current club and this Liverpool team is up there with the best. I don’t know what he thinks inside but I would definitely stay at Liverpool.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentMesmerizing Wedding Looks From Different Countries7 Train Stations In The World You Wish To Stay At Longer2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?7 Facts About Black Holes That Will Blow Your Mind11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopPortuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D GraffitiBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemSome Impressive And Almost Shocking Robots That ExistCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read Morelast_img read more

Brazil legend Ronaldinho recounts life experience in prison

first_img “I always had my faith and I always pray for things to go well. “Hopefully this will all end soon.” When asked how he was treated whilst being detained, Ronaldinho was complimentary about how he was received by prison personnel. After a spell in a Paraguayan detention centre, Ronaldinho has been moved to a hotel in the nation’s capital where he is living under house arrest and the former Barcelona star has admitted he never imagined living in such a situation. Loading… Read Also: Aguero decorates sitting room with hat trick match balls, EPL awards “They welcomed me with kindness,” he declared. “We played football, I signed autographs and photos. “That is part of my life, I would have no reason to stop doing it here.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Once one of the greatest footballers in the world, the Brazilian’s post-playing career hit a low when he was detained in Paraguay for allegedly travelling on a false passport. “I never imagined experiencing a situation like that, it was a very tough blow,” Ronaldinho explained in an interview with ABC. “I came to Paraguay to launch an online casino and a book. “Everything we do is under the contracts my brother manages.” The former Gremio academy graduate maintains that he had no clue that his passport documents weren’t valid. “We were absolutely surprised to learn that the documents we had weren’t legal,” he added. “From that moment on, our intention was always to collaborate with the courts to clarify the facts. After spending 32 months in jail, Ronaldinho the former Brazil/Barcelona stated “I have my faith. I always pray for things to go well and hopefully this will be over soon.”#TheBingeStop#TheBingeStopSportsNews pic.twitter.com/jTmRJUOQVd— The Binge Stop (@TheBingeStop) April 27, 2020 Promoted ContentThese TV Characters Proved That Any 2 People Can Bury The HatchetDeepika Padukone’s Most Iconic LooksThe Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love WithA Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This Day6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually True2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The WorldBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?8 Shows That Went From “Funny” To “Why Am I Watching This”Insane Japanese Tech That Make You Wish You Lived In Japan6 Incredibly Strange Facts About Hurricaneslast_img read more

Olivier Giroud is answering his critics with goals according to Arsene Wenger

first_img Giroud scored a hat-trick in Wednesday’s 3-0 Champions League win at Olympiacos and netted his 50th league goal for the Gunners – and 14th of the season – at Villa Park and boss Wenger reckons the 29-year-old can be under appreciated. He said: “I believe he is at the top of his game. He is questioned sometimes but finally the numbers get people to realise he is a good player. “Olivier has improved technically. His link play is better and when you have the option to go for long balls he is always an interesting option. “He’s not got electric pace, he is more a player who likes to play with his back to goal. He is not spectacular individually but he is a very efficient player for the team. Mentally he is very strong.” Arsenal face second placed Manchester City next Monday with the chance to be top at Christmas after Petr Cech also equalled David James’ clean sheet record with his 169th shut out in the Premier League at Villa Park. And Wenger is grateful for the long break to prepare for the game against a title rival. He said: “Let’s see tomorrow, if Leicester beat Chelsea they have a very good chance to be top at Christmas. “It’s a big game, we want to win at home and beat City at home. We have eight days to prepare. It will be an interesting one but we at least can recover first and prepare then. Arsene Wenger has called for Olivier Giroud to get the credit he deserves after the striker fired Arsenal to the top of the Barclays Premier League. “I was a bit anxious today because we had given a lot on Wednesday and came back very late on Thursday morning. I knew Villa were fighting to survive.” Alexis Sanchez is still missing with a hamstring injury but Wenger refused to completely rule him out of the game against City. “I think the closest to have the chance is Sanchez but medically we think he won’t be ready – but Sanchez being Sanchez you never know,” he added. In contrast to Arsenal, Villa are eight points from safety after 15 winless games in the league having won just two points from the last 30 available. They go to Newcastle on Saturday before facing fellow strugglers Norwich and Sunderland over Christmas and boss Remi Garde, who won the title with Arsenal in 1998, admitted the games will define the season. “Probably, we will have to win if we want to be safe,” said Garde, who recalled Jack Grealish to the squad after dropping him for two games for partying after a 4-0 defeat to Everton last month. “We can still be safe but we are coming into a period where we have to win. I see this situation as more of an opportunity than a problem but we have to be ready. “I still believe we are capable of winning the next game. I enjoy working in this league. We are struggling, I still haven’t won a game and I’m very frustrated but I know in football you can change things with work.” The France international’s penalty and Aaron Ramsey’s breakaway goal gave the Gunners a comfortable 2-0 win at rock bottom Aston Villa on Sunday. They moved a point clear at the top, although Leicester will replace them if they beat Chelsea at the King Power Stadium on Monday. Press Associationlast_img read more

Students evacuate Delray Beach middle school due to bomb threat

first_imgA Delray Beach middle school was evacuated following bomb threat, police said.Authorities are currently at Carver Middle School investigating the matter.This story is developing.last_img

Poe’s Perspective: Serena’s willingness to speak should be admired

first_imgBy now, the debacle of Serena Williams and the U.S. Open is old news. Everyone knows about the alleged cheating, the racket throw, the “thief” comment and all of its fallout. But while it might be easy to move on from this controversy, I’ve found over the last week that the incident was a frightening barometer for the attitude of the sports world towards black female athletes.It must be pointed out that the U.S. Open wasn’t having a stellar year in gender equity before Serena entered the mix. Days before, French tennis player Alizé Cornet was penalized after she rushed to change her shirt during a heat break, then took it off to turn it right-side-out on the court shortly before resuming play. In the same tournament, male stars John Isner and Novak Djokovic had removed their shirts and sat shirtless without receiving penalties, and the disparity earned mass criticism from sports fans across the country. The foundation for an apparent pattern of unbalanced violation enforcement already existed before Serena and her opponent, Naomi Osaka, even took the court on Saturday afternoon.And for Serena, maybe, it just felt like it was all just too much. This moment can’t be taken out of context for her, either. The star battled a life-threatening complication after delivering her child last year, then was banned from wearing a suit made to help her condition at the French Open. This is a woman who has been questioned and criticized with open abandon for the entirety of her career. Now, she has been accused of cheating and robbed of a game point by a man in a chair who was abnormally strict in his enforcement. Maybe on Saturday, with her game slipping against a young challenger and her body tiring after an exhausting year of competition, it all just felt like too much. As we transition away from the Open weekend, the issue now, however, isn’t whether Serena was right or wrong. The debate over Carlos Ramos’ decision raged over the weekend, but it’s midweek now, and attention is turning already away from tennis and back to Thursday Night Football and College GameDay. There won’t ever be a conclusion to that debate. Sports media thrives off of debates — Was that a catch? Was that a foul? Were those balls deflated? The question now isn’t the “right or wrong” of the debate. It’s the way that the two black women at its center have been treated by those on either side.No voice has been minimalized more in American culture than the voice of the black woman. Black women are silenced, ignored and oppressed more than almost any other figure (perhaps, besides, Native and trans people) in our country, and this pattern polices our expectation for them.Nothing is more strictly regulated than the anger of a black woman. Just look at the way Serena’s actions have been described. The most commonly used word was “meltdown,” a word that paints the picture of a woman throwing a tantrum, not of an athlete aggressively advocating for her rights. Serena’s actions are repeated by many — mainly white — men in the game, yet they are not seen as threatening or overemotional. The difference is clear. Men may voice their opinions in firm tones. Men may be bullies. But women are expected to be docile, calm, respectful. This myth of the calm woman actually comes from the fear of women who are the opposite — fiery, strong, unafraid of challenge.This fear is best represented by an Australian cartoon that ran this week, which depicted Serena in an aggressively racist fashion based off of Mammy cartoons from the 1930s. Even if the umpire’s decision wasn’t racist or sexist, the reaction to Serena’s conduct has been unendingly so. It’s not just racist caricatures, either. One of the arguments against Serena that I’ve heard most often is that she stole the show from her opponent, the 20-year-old Osaka who became the first Japanese woman to win the Open. Somehow, it became Serena’s fault that the crowd booed during the trophy presentation, that the national headlines focused on the American runner-up rather than the Japanese winner.This is not fair, and you wouldn’t see it with male competitors. Serena should not stay silent and stop advocating for herself just because Osaka is making history, and this expectation that she should step aside to lift up other women is yet another double standard that is often foisted on women in sports.Women should be allowed to be competitors. They should be allowed to argue with referees, to complain about violation calls, in the same way that LeBron James is allowed to, without nationwide controversy. This expectation of deference is common, yet it unfairly expects female athletes to put other women’s needs above themselves. That expectation must be erased in order for female athletes to be able to equally advocate for themselves.Win or lose, Serena’s willingness to speak for herself should be applauded, not condemned. And until that sentiment is widely felt, the world of sports will not be equal for men and women.Julia Poe is a senior majoring in print and digital journalism. Her column, “Poe’s Perspective,” runs Thursdays.last_img read more

SBC’s On The Ball – Kylian Mbappé, West Ham and the Champions League

first_img Submit Share Share Betway and Dafabet grow La Liga sponsorship portfolios August 14, 2020 From sponsorship to the ever-expanding world of football media coverage, when it comes to the business of football, SBC has you covered. This edition looks at two possible destinations for the 2021 Champions League final, as well as a new partnership for Kylian Mbappé. Munich and St Petersburg in the running to host the 2021 Champions League finalUefa has revealed that Munich and St Petersburg are the only applicants to host the 2021 Champions League final. It means the final will be played at either the Krestovsky Stadium in Russia, which has a 64,287 capacity and played host to a total of seven games at last summer’s hugely successful Russian World Cup. It’s unsurprising that the Russian Football Union is looking to put the stadium forward after it’s been rumoured to have cost around $1.5bn, taking over a decade to construct. On the other hand, Munich’s Allianz Arena is the home of German champions, Bayern Munich and hosted the final in 2012, when Didier Drogba dramatically clinched the European Cup for Chelsea from Bayern Munich. The decision on where the final will be hosted will be made in the middle of 2019, at a similar time the governing body will decide on the location for the 2021 Europa League, with Vienna, Tbilisi and Seville all putting their names in the hat to host the tournament. Seville is likely to be seen as the favourite to win this race, with both Real Betis and serial winners Sevilla playing in the tournament this year having spectacular infrastructure, to host a final. However, Uefa’s desire to expand European football to new regions, could increase the chances of Georgian capital Tbilisi. The timing’s just right for KylianJust a week after being dropped to the bench for PSG’s Ligue 1 tie with Marseille after turning up late to a squad meeting, French starlet Kylian Mbappé was made a brand ambassador for renowned watchmaker Hublot.The 19 year old, did however come off the bench in the second half of the game to race behind the Marseille defence and open the scoring and send Thomas Tuchel’s side on their way to three points. Philippe Tardivel, marketing director of Hublot commented: “We partner with Kylian because, with his excellence on the field and his humility off it, it appeals to young people as well as middle-aged people.”Betway utilises Hammers partnership to support Responsible Gambling Week Betway has strengthened its support for the upcoming Responsible Gambling Week (1st-7th November) by helping to promote the cross-industry initiative during two West Ham United home matches at the London Stadium.Betway, the official principal partner of West Ham, dedicated a range of its match day advertising assets at this Carabao Cup fourth round tie against Tottenham Hotspur and Premier League game with Burnley on 3rd November to Responsible Gambling Week.These include LED screens, stadium big screen, programme, digital ads on whufc.com and West Ham’s social channels. The firm has also created bespoke responsible gambling t-shirts for the West Ham players to wear during the warm-ups.Karim Virani, commercial and digital director at West Ham, commented: “The club fully understands the importance of responsible gambling, and are delighted to be taking part in Responsible Gambling Week. We look forward to working closely with Betway in a number of different ways to help spread this message, both during and beyond this event.”In addition to its partnership with West Ham, Betway will also be using its All-Weather Championships horseracing sponsorship to promote the week-long initiative. Race titles at Lingfield, Southwell, Wolverhampton and Newcastle will include a Responsible Gambling Week message over the course of the seven days.Betway CEO Anthony Werkman added: “We are proud to be involved in Responsible Gambling Week and are very happy to use our partnerships with West Ham and the All Weather Championships to help promote this vital cross-industry initiative.“Responsible gambling is at the heart of everything we do at Betway. We pride ourselves on providing our customers with a fun and informed betting experience, supported by a safe and secure environment.”The Montreal Impact deepens partnership with BMO Financial group The Montreal Impact has extended its partnership with the BMO Financial group with the firm continuing to in its role as the side’s official shirt sponsor.For the past seven years, BMO and the Impact have developed a high-level partnership strategy whose goals have been achieved. The results of this relationship led to the renewal of this deal, which will continue for years to come.It’s a first piece of good news regarding the club’s efforts toward the Quebec business community.Montreal Impact president Joey Saputo stated: “We are both excited and feverish to continue what we have already started with BMO. For us, this is a historic deal, because our club can always count on the unconditional support of a prestigious partner for the years to come. This unique partnership is also an enormous pledge of confidence because it testifies to the value and importance that the Montreal Impact has in the Quebec market. We are extremely grateful for this continued commitment and trust.”Claude Gagnon, president, Operations, BMO Financial Group, Quebec commented on the extension: “The unifying effect of this sport allows us to celebrate our Montreal team with the community and being close to the people we serve is very important to us; it is part of the inner values embodied by BMO. We are proud of our partnership with the Montreal Impact since the team entered the MLS in 2012 and it is with great enthusiasm that we will meet the fans of the Impact through this renewed partnership for many years to come.”As a presenting partner, BMO most notably has its logo on the Montreal Impact jersey, as well as an increased presence inside Stade Saputo. BMO contributes in an exceptional way to the supporters’ experience and to the benefits of every soccer fan in the province.BMO’s different ongoing initiatives will continue, and new programs will be put in place, most notably with BMO clients, who will be able to take advantage of even more unique experiences. Related Articles Real Betis selects Betway as its official shirt sponsor August 10, 2020 StumbleUpon ESI Digital – No Drama Please… Esports growth should be treated as business as usual  August 20, 2020last_img read more