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Willian rejects new Chelsea offer as Arsenal agree to three-year contract demand

first_img Metro Sport ReporterMonday 3 Aug 2020 3:24 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link10.7kShares Willian is holding out for a three-year contract from Chelsea (AP)Willian is now on course to leave Chelsea after their Champions League clash against Bayern Munich on Saturday.Speaking last week, Willian’s agent, Kia Joorabchian, revealed that the winger already has four offers on the table.But Frank Lampard has been to keep Willian at Chelsea as the Brazilian has been a key part of his attack during his first season in charge at Stamford Bridge.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 ArsenalWhen asked about Willian’s future after Chelsea’s FA Cup final defeat to Arsenal, Frank Lampard replied: ‘It’s his decision so I haven’t got that answer.‘He’s been a great servant for Chelsea and he’s been brilliant for me this season with his input and work ethic but if he decides to move on then we obviously will move on as well. ‘I know the situation from the club’s end so it’s his choice and I respect that.’Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page. Willian rejects new Chelsea offer as Arsenal agree to three-year contract demand Advertisement Comment Arsenal have made a move to sign Willian from Chelsea on a free transfer (Getty Images)Willian has rejected Chelsea’s latest contract offer and is now in talks with Arsenal, according to reports.The 31-year-old’s contract is due to expire this summer and he has been unable to reach an agreement over a new deal with Chelsea.According to The Guardian, Willian has now turned down Chelsea’s offer of a two-year deal and the club’s hopes of keeping hold of the Brazil international are now ‘receding’.Willian is demanding a contract that runs for the next three years and The Guardian reports that Arsenal are willing to meet the winger’s request.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTArsenal are also in a favourable position because Willian is happy to remain in London and has shown no hesitation in joining a rival club.Speaking in May, the Brazilian said: ‘If I leave Chelsea with no trouble and leaving the doors open, it would be fine to move to a rival club.’ Advertisementlast_img read more

Rain failed to dampen auctions across Brisbane on Saturday

first_img30 Yabba Street, AscotMrs McKenna said the 607sq m block and its location were what attracted buyers to the classic-style home.“It’s just a very sought after little pocket in there,” Mrs McKenna said. The gathering at the auction of 10 Patomar Street, Kedron. (AAP Image/Claudia Baxter)The modern two-storey house at 10 Patomar St sold to a couple for $1.025 million.About 50 onlookers watched as a bidding war unfold between two of the three registered bidders. 127 Laurel Ave, ChelmerThe opening bid was $4 million.“We had two registered bidders and probably a crowd of 80 to 100 people,” Mr Adcock said.“It was pouring rain at 11am so it certainly didn’t deter the crowds.” 10 Patomar Street, Kedron“A lot of that area is the standard 405sq m blocks so this has a little bit more yard,” Mr Jabs said.“Having side access and more yard than a smaller-lot home were the big things.”More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus21 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market21 hours ago10 Patomar Street, KedronHe said people looking to buy in the area were generally families and young couples.“A lot of people move into that area for the schools, and it’s pretty close to the city as well,” Mr Jabs said. 10 Patomar Street, KedronBUYERS braved the wet weather to attend auctions at some of the best homes Brisbane had to offer on Saturday.A new home in a tightly held Kedron cul-de-sac was one of the first to go under the hammer. 30 Yabba Street, AscotAbout 100 spectators watched on as the bidding started at $1.25 million and quickly climbed to $1.6 million. 127 Laurel Ave, ChelmerHe said the property’s “unbelievable” block size and its wide frontage to the river appealed to buyers most.“It’s probably one of the best riverfront blocks in Chelmer,” Mr Adcock said.He said the market for prestige homes was the best he had seen in a decade. 127 Laurel Ave, ChelmerIn Chelmer, a riverfront mansion with swimming pool and tennis court sold at auction for $5 million.Riverfront homes specialist at Adcock Prestige, Jason Adcock, said the 3122sq m property at 127 Laurel Ave sold to a local family that rented one street over. 30 Yabba Street, AscotIn Ascot, a 1930s built home sold for the first time in 30 years to a young couple.Ray White’s McKenna Pearse Properties sales consultant Janelle McKenna said there were 14 registered bidders for the two-bedroom property at 30 Yabba St. 127 Laurel Ave, Chelmer“This just shows that the prestige market in Brisbane has certainly come back to life,” Mr Adcock said. Winning bidders Matt Dawe and Krystle Cummings are congratulated by the agent after the auction of 10 Patomar Street, Kedron. (AAP Image/Claudia Baxter)The opening bid was $900,000 and sold to the couple following negotiations.Place Newmarket sales consultant Matthew Jabs said the home’s 587sq m block was what attracted buyers.last_img read more

Buyers are splashing millions on houses and apartments near Gold Coast’s beaches

first_imgThe house is three levels, each of which has an outdoor area to admire the view. MORE NEWS: Coast doesn’t have enough land Check out the multimillion-dollar views! The house at 67 Jefferson Lane, Palm Beach sold for $4.01 million under the hammer at the weekend.HOUSE hunters are going to great lengths to secure property on the Gold Coast’s tightly held beachfront.A Brisbane couple splashed more than $4 million on one at the weekend that they won’t even get to live in — at least not straight away.The Palm Beach house is tenanted, fetching $2200 each week in rent.Marketing agent Lucy Cole, of Lucy Cole Prestige Properties, said it was ideal for the new owners who bought it at auction on Saturday with investment in mind. Among Savills’ sales in the past week are no. 51 in the Carmel by the Sea building on Old Burleigh Rd, which sold for $1.265 million, and no 2901 at The Wave Resort on Surf Parade, which fetched $1.38 million.“This is a really encouraging sign for the Gold Coast market, especially in light of some of the negativity we’re seeing come out of Sydney and Melbourne,” Mr Jones said. “Capital is continuing to flow into our property market and it’s evident that buyers are seeing value in the properties being presented at the moment. We’re quite confident this trend can continue well into the new year.”He said off-the-plan sales were also performing well, especially those backed by developers with a good reputation. Not a lot of people can say they can walk out their back door onto the beach.“It was just perfect for their needs and they’d been looking for a while,” she said.The auction drew a big crowd with five groups registering to bid.Mrs Cole said the bids rolled in quickly before the hammer came down at $4.01 million.“It just went on and on, it was a fantastic auction,” she said.“There would have been at least 45 people there.“The owner had even flown in from New Zealand.”More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa13 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days agoMrs Cole said demand for the home was particularly high because of its location, with many people passing beachfront properties down through the generations.“They’re very tightly held, especially at the southern end of Palm Beach,” she said.Meanwhile, demand for top end apartments, particularly those close to the beach, is surging with cashed-up buyers already spending millions before the Gold Coast’s traditionally busy holiday sales period has started. Wake up to the sound of waves crashing onto shore.Savills Gold Coast director Christopher Jones said they were seeing more buyers with “deeper pockets” coming into the market, many looking for apartments close to the beach.“There’s a solid level of interest from interstate and New Zealand buyers and especially from Brisbane while there is still a strong cohort of local Gold Coast buyers downsizing to luxury apartment living,” he said.“At the moment, our agents have eight potential buyers looking for beachside apartments priced above $1 million to $2 million at Broadbeach.”MORE NEWS: Live outside this summer Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:58Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:58 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD576p576p360p360p216p216pAutoA, 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 Rate1xFullscreenWhy location is everything in real estate01:59 Inside, it’s modern and open plan.last_img read more

Batesville Rumpke Trash Collection Schedule Change

first_imgBATESVILLE — Rumpke’s last day for twice weekly garbage collection will be on Friday, October 17.State Road 46 East, East Pearl Street, West Pearl Street and County Line Road will serve as the dividing line for this weekly pick-up. Residences and businesses north of this line will be collected on Tuesdays, with the remainder of the city collected on Fridays.The collection of recyclables will remain as is, on a weekly schedule.City officials say pick-up for brush and limbs must be bundled, and cannot exceed four feet in length and two feet in diameter. Branches cannot be thicker than four inches around. Bundles cannot weigh more than 50 pounds. Brush or limbs should not be placed in plastic bags.To dispose of paint in cans, the paint must be completely dried with a note attached stating: Dried Paint. Mixing equal amounts of inexpensive kitty litter with liquid paint, and leaving the lid off for about a week should dry out the paint for proper disposal.As a reminder, Rumpke is not responsible for the collection of bagged leaves. The Batesville Street Department will begin the process of curbside pick-up of leaves mid-October.Officials ask residents to not gather leaves and pile along streets until the notice is published, due to probable clogged storm drains. The City also requests garbage containing liquids be drained before placing in trash bags for collection. This will assist in minimizing the potential for unwanted liquids draining on the streets during the collection process.last_img read more

‘Lady Jags’ undefeated in Curacao!

first_imgAdvance to round-of-16 of 2020 CONCACAF Women’s Under-17 ChampionshipGUYANA played undefeated to top Group D of the 2020 CONCACAF Women’s Under-17 Championship first-round Qualifiers in Curacao, to move one step closer to qualifying for the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup. The Lady jags opened their campaign with a 2 – 1 win over hosts Curacao, followed by a 6 – 2 drubbing of St Vincent and the Grenadines and then closed things out with a 3 – 1 victory over The Bahamas. Fourteen-year-old Jalade Trim finished as the team’s highest goal scorer with three goals and joined Areka Hooper (Saint Vincent and the Grenadines) and Rachell Rolle (Bahamas) as Group D’s top scorers. Guyana now joins Honduras, Cayman Islands and Belize as the teams to punch their tickets to the 2020 CONCACF Women’s Under-17 Championship after finishing atop their respective groups in last week’s 2019 Concacaf Women’s Under-17 Championship Qualifier.The CONCACF Women’s Under-17 Championship is scheduled to be played from March 21 to April 5, 2020. The top three teams of the Championship will qualify for the 2020 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup in India from September 21 to October 4.last_img read more

West Genesee, Marcellus lacrosse drop sectional title games

first_imgBut it was an eight-minute stretch of the second period that turned the game into a romp, B’ville striking for six straight goals to cap off a 9-0 run that displayed all of the team’s skill and depth.Adam Davis found the net less than a minute into the period. Wilcox, Connor Steria, Mike Tangredi and Spencer Wirtheim all scored, too, before Davis returned to complete his hat trick with 3:25 still remaining in the half.And B’ville didn’t feel content, even with a 10-3 halftime lead. Bolton dominated the third quarter, scoring three times as he ultimately matched Davis with four goals apiece, Davis also getting a pair of assists.Wilcox topped them both with a team-high five goals as Wirtheim, the catalyst for the Bees’ attack, dished out six assists and Braden McCard managed four assists.Only on occasion did WG find a shot past B’ville goalie Dan Stehle, who stopped 17 of the 23 shots he faced. Max Rosa had three goals, with Dattellas scoring twice and Nick Louise earning the other goal. Alex Rosa got two assists.Hours later, it was the turn of Marcellus to try and end its long wait for a sectional championship, dating back to when the varsity program started in 1987.Waiting for them was LaFayette, after its 13th sectional title. The Lancers were only a .500 team in the regular season and had lost, 11-10, to the Mustangs on April 11, but had caught fire in the post-season.LaFayette had stunned state no. 1-ranked Skaneateles 8-7 in the sectional semifinals earlier in the week, partially because it used a stingy zone defense to shut out the Lakers in the first half before hanging on late.Here, the shutout lasted a whole lot longer. In fact, the Lancers did not allow a goal until Matt Connell finally put Marcellus on the board in the game’s final minute.By then, the outcome was long settled, with the Mustangs on the receiving end of a comprehensive performance by LaFayette that few opponents could have topped.Any time Marcellus had the ball, it had to deal with LaFayette’s mixture of zone and man-to-man looks that proved confounding. Only nine shots flew on target, eight of them stopped by Collin Dix.Rob Seeley made eight saves of his own, but even he could not keep the potent Lancers attack from steadily wearing Marcellus down, as it was 5-0 at halftime and LaFayette scored seven times in the third quarter to put it away.Trevor Hill scored six times to lead LaFayette, with Zach Delaney adding three goals. Reid Jackowski and Mason Homer each had two goals as Dylan Lyons got a goal and four assists. The Mustangs’ season ended with a 12-4 record.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story West Genesee’s quest involved trying to turn around two regular-season defeats to B’ville. In the second of them, the Wildcats led going into the fourth quarter, only to have the Bees surge late and prevail 14-10.A bit of encouragement was found early. When Anthony Dattellas and Max Rosa netted back-to-back goals in the middle portion of the first quarter, the Wildcats took a 2-1 lead.  But it didn’t last long.Less than a minute after Rosa’s tally, B’ville’s Brendan Wilcox converted to tie it 2-2, and when Austin Bolton followed it up a goal (one of two he had in the opening period), the Bees led for good. While the West Genesee boys lacrosse team attempted to add yet another Section III title to its long and rich championship legacy, Marcellus was trying to reach this plateau for the first time in program history.Neither of them would get there, denied by opponents playing at a high level.The Wildcats were turned back 18-6 by Baldwinsville in the sectional Class A final Friday night at Cicero-North Syracuse’s Bragman Stadium, while the Mustangs were overwhelmed by LaFayette 16-1 in the Class D title game at Liverpool High School Stadium.center_img Tags: boys lacrosseMarcellusWest Geneseelast_img read more

The Betfred Story Part 2: The Bonus King

first_img “One thing with Fred is that he gives everyone a chance, whether you’re a millionaire or whether you’re skint. He gives you a chance to win, and that’s what the man’s about – value.” – Gary Wiltshire, pundit and bookmakerPart Two of the Betfred story (see part one here) looks at how the company flourished. Before long Fred Done’s bookmaking chain was fully established, and it was now time for Betfred to make a name for itself.One of the ways it did so was by offering a number of generous bonuses, to try and prise customers away from big-name rivals like Coral and William Hill. This soon earned it the nickname ‘The Bonus King’.These bonuses may have had an effect on Done’s profits, but he believes it was worth it to gain more customers from his rivals. “My growth percentage is 2% worse than everyone else,” he admits. “But I don’t worry about that.”But despite all its successes, one solitary day in September 1996 nearly wiped out the business entirely. The date was 28 September and Frankie Dettori had just run seven consecutive winners at Ascot. The bookies took a massive hit, but Done vowed to pay out all winners and even kept the same money-spinning bonuses on for the races the day after.“I’ve made mistakes in the past. I’ve opened businesses and had to then close them down. But let me tell you this, I’ve always paid everybody £1 in the £1 – nobody has ever lost a penny with me,” Done asserts, and this honesty and fairness has been central to Betfred’s success.Aside from bookmaking, Done’s other passion is Manchester United, and he has held a box at Old Trafford for almost 30 years.“If you ever watched the Busby Babes you fell in love with football,” he recalls. “They were the greatest team that I ever saw.”Despite owning the box, he admits he is rarely there, preferring to take a seat in the stands amongst the supporters. “I never, ever went in the box myself, because I don’t believe that’s football. I want to sit with my brother in the stands and argue with everyone, that’s what football’s about.”And he made history in 1998 by paying out early on his beloved Man U winning the league, when they were 11 points clear in April. Remarkably, they went on to lose the title to Arsenal by a point, and Betfred lost roughly £500,000. However, Done believes the publicity the act received was “probably worth millions to us in marketing terms”.Click here for part 3 of the Betfred story. Submit Share Share StumbleUponlast_img read more

Michel Platini stands firm against goal-line technology

first_imgUEFA president Michel Platini on Tuesday stood firm against the use of goal-line technology in Europe despite FIFA tests of Hawk-Eye and GoalRef at the ongoing Club World Cup in Japan.The Frenchman said goal-line referees, used in various UEFA competitions since 2009, were a cheaper way of determining whether the ball had crossed the line and warned against allowing technology to encroach on the game.He said it would cost 50 million euros ($65 million) to introduce goal-line technology to UEFA’s international and club competitions over five years.“I prefer to give 50 million (euros) to grassroots than goal-line technology for perhaps one or two goals a year,” he said at a press conference in the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur.“If the goal-line referee is one metre from the line and he has good glasses, he can see whether the ball is inside or not.”While fans have called for years for football to embrace goal-line technology to eliminate human error, Platini has repeatedly warned it will lead to technology encroaching into other areas of the game. The debate came to the fore again at Euro 2012 — where goal-line referees patrolled the sidelines — when Ukraine were denied a goal against England, leading FIFA president Sepp Blatter to call for the new technology.But Platini pointed to an offside infringement in the build-up and questioned where the line on introducing such technology would be drawn.Asian Football Confederation acting president Zhang Jilong told the press conference the AFC would study the use of the technology at the Club World Cup before making a decision.“This is something new. After the tests during the World Club Championships in Tokyo, we will see whether it can be adopted by all the competitions or not,” he said.The Club World Cup, involving the winners of continental club competitions, is running both Hawk-Eye and GoalRef at a cost of $1 million over the eight-game competition. The Hawk-Eye system uses between six and eight cameras while GoalRef uses magnetic fields to determine whether a ball has crossed the line. Both systems transmit their findings to devices that can be worn on officials’ wrists.European champions Chelsea are the main draw at the competition in Tokyo and play Monterrey of Mexico on Thursday for a place in the final.Platini also rejected any chance of Euro 2020 matches being played outside Europe after criticism over UEFA’s green light to hold tournament matches across the continent.“I have received requests from many national associations in Europe (to host Euro 2020). And if I say, ‘No, we don’t play in our continent but we play in some other continent,’ they will kill me,” he said.Platini has argued that a cross-continental competition would relieve pressures on a single or joint host nation given the current financial climate, but fans have complained the spread of games will ruin the atmosphere. The host cities bidding process beings in March, with decisions on venues set to be made in early 2014. The next European championships in 2016 are to be held in France, with an increase in the number of teams from the current 16 to 24.last_img read more

Alhaji Jawula: Ex-gratia to Exco members was too much

first_imgThe former GFA chairman has appealed to the outgone Executive Committee of the association to refund part of the $15,000 received by each member as end of service benefit.Alhaji MND Jawula although believes the payment of the ex-gratia to the erstwhile Executive Committee of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) was legitimate, he thinks the quantum was too much looking at other things the amount could do to the development of the game in the country.Each of the 22 members of the outgone Executive Committee received $15,000 in November, following the end of their 4-year tenure.That payment raised a lot of eyebrows from the public and football analyst and criticised the GFA of seeking their personal gains.Alhaji Jawula, currently the chairman of the FA’s Club Licensing Committee has added his voice to the several commentaries and opinions that have been made about the $15,000 ex-gratia, calling on the recipient to refund part of the amount received. “Our presidents and parliamentarians, as well as public servants take home ex-gratia so the payment to the former Exco members was right but it was way too much and they must refund part of the money. “Some of those monies could have been channeled into other areas such as women football,” he told Happy FM.–Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more

U.S. Open 2019: Serena Williams, chair umpire from 2018 clash won’t cross paths

first_img Amanda Anisimova out of U.S. Open after father dies Serena Williams to begin 2020 season in Auckland Williams’ coach, Patrick Mouratoglou, acknowledged immediately after the final that he was trying to communicate with his player and also noted, correctly, that such surreptitious coaching is among tennis’ worst-kept secrets and almost always goes unpunished.The clash led to continuing discussions — and debates — about several issues, including not only in-match coaching but also the role of chair umpires and the player code of conduct.U.S. Open play begins Monday in New York. Serena Williams, the runner-up at Wimbledon the past two years in addition to her loss to Osaka at Flushing Meadows, is trying to tie Margaret Court’s record for most Grand Slam singles titles at 24.She was seeded eighth Wednesday by the USTA.Osaka, who recently regained the top spot in the WTA rankings from Ashleigh Barty, is the No. 1 seed in the 2019 women’s singles draw.center_img Serena Williams was involved in the highly publicized clash with Ramos during an eventual 6-2, 6-4 loss to Naomi Osaka in the 2018 final.Ramos touched off the confrontation when he warned Williams for receiving a coaching signal from the stands before also giving her a point penalty for breaking her racket as she railed at the umpire. She then received a game penalty for verbal abuse after she called Ramos a “thief” over the point penalties. Related News Carlos Ramos, the chair umpire at the center of a controversial confrontation with Serena Williams in last year’s U.S. Open women’s singles final, will not officiate any matches involving Williams or her sister, Venus, at the 2019 tournament, The Associated Press reported Wednesday.”We’ve decided that there are over 900 other matches, and Carlos, for 2019, will not be in the chair for a Williams sisters match,” U.S. Tennis Association executive Stacey Allaster told The AP. “We want the attention of the competition to be on the athletes.”last_img read more