Houssem Aouar prefers to join Manchester City or Juventus instead of Arsenal

first_img Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 29 Sep 2020 11:22 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link4.3kShares Comment Houssem Aouar prefers to join Manchester City or Juventus instead of Arsenal Lyon have rejected multiple offers from Arsenal for Houssem Aouar (Getty)However, Arsenal are the only club to have made an official offer so far and L’Equipe report that Lyon need to make €50m (£45.4m) in player sales before the window closes.Aouar refused to address his future after Lyon’s 1-1 draw with Lorient on Sunday but insisted that speculation over his future is not distracting the team.Meanwhile, Lyon’s president, Jean-Michel Aulas, has claimed that Arsenal are still far away from meeting his asking price for Aouar.‘There was a timid offer,’ Aulas said.‘We felt like either they didn’t consider the fact that this is a player in the French national team. ‘So it was not an offer that was even susceptible to making us consider a sale.’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 Aouar’s possible arrival after Arsenal’s defeat to Liverpool on Monday evening, Mikel Arteta predicted that it will be a busy end to the transfer window.‘It’s a week to go, I think it’s going to be really busy for other clubs because not much business has been done. Let’s see what happens,’ said the Arsenal manager.‘I think it will be busy for the Premier League. Busy for us, I don’t know how it is going to happen.’Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Houssem Aouar prefers to join a Champions League club ahead of Arsenal (AFP via Getty Images)Houssem Aouar’s preference is to join Manchester City or Juventus ahead of Arsenal, according to reports in France.The Lyon midfielder has been one of Mikel Arteta’s top targets for the transfer window but the French club have already turned down multiple offers from the Gunners.Arsenal offered Matteo Guendouzi to Lyon in a swap deal involving Aouar earlier this summer but that approach was rejected by the Ligue 1 side.Lyon also snubbed an offer of £32 million from Arsenal last week and are looking for a fee closer to £55m.ADVERTISEMENTAccording to L’Equipe, Aouar is keen to leave Lyon before the end of the transfer window but the midfielder is ‘resigning himself’ to joining Arsenal.AdvertisementAdvertisementThe report claims that the 22-year-old had been holding out for a move to either Manchester City or Juventus, who are both in the Champions League this season. Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

Sensor switch set for Bourne Tidal Test Site

first_imgThe MRECo operations team – together with those from the University of Rhode Island and Nortek – plans to replace sensors installed at the Bourne tidal site in an operation set for tomorrow.At the site – located in Cape Cod Canal in Massachusetts – the teams will remove the two acoustic doppler current profilers and replace them with the freshly charged systems.The data that is being collected is part of the research being conducted by Soroush Kouhi a PhD candidate at the University of Rhode Island to work out the details of how best to measure and characterize the water flow resource at tidal turbine sites.According the organization in charge of site development – Marine Renewable Energy Collaborative (MRECo) – a diver will be dive in off the work boat in order to recover the Nortek Signature 500 Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler (ADCP).Afterwards, a different ADCP – the Signature 1000 – so there will not be any down time waiting for data download, MRECo said.Nortek is a Norwegian company that designs, develops and produces scientific instruments that apply the Doppler principle to underwater acoustics in order to measure water in motion – such as currents and waves.The teams will have a second external battery canister loaded with batteries and the Signature 1000 will be programmed and compass calibrated at the ramp prior to heading out for the recovery at slack low, MRECo informed.To remind, BTTS was installed in November 2017. The site is suitable for testing of tidal energy components or turbines of up to 3 meters in diameter with maximum output of 100kW.last_img read more

Leftist law professor says gay marriage likely to lead to legalized incest, polygamy

first_imgThe Daily Caller 19 July 2013In the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s two recent rulings validating gay  marriage, a Boston College Law School professor has come out and admitted what  gay marriage adversaries have long argued: incest and polygamy are just around  the bend.“You know those opponents of marriage equality who said government approval  of same-sex marriage might erode bans on polygamous and incestuous marriages?”  asks the professor, Kent Greenfield. “They’re  right.”In a piece at the website of The American Prospect, the Catholic law  school prof then goes on to challenge gay marriage supporters to differentiate  totally acceptable gay and lesbian marriages from various forms of communal  marriage and sibling love.“The left is in this bind in part because our arguments for expanding the  marriage right to same-sex couples have been so compelling,” Greenfield brags  proudly. “Marriage, we’ve said, is about defining one’s own family and  consecrating a union based on love. We’ve voiced these arguments in  constitutional terms, using claims arising from the doctrines of ‘fundamental  rights’ and equal protection.”http://dailycaller.com/2013/07/19/leftist-law-professor-admits-gay-marriage-likely-to-lead-to-legalized-incest-polygamy/last_img read more

Balotelli, Felipe Melo respond to Chiellini’s criticisms

first_imgHaving explained that he felt ‘let down’ by Balotelli in the 2013 Confederations Cup and adding that the now-Brescia forward ‘deserved a slap’, the 29-year-old has responded.“At least I have the sincerity and courage to say things to your face,” Balotelli said on Instagram, tagging Chiellini.“Since 2013 you’ve had a lot of chances to act like a real man, but you haven’t.“Who knows what you’ll say one day about your current teammates.“A strange captain… if this is what being a champion is then I’d prefer not to be one.“I’ve never disrespected the Azzurri shirt.”Melo, for his part, was described as ‘the worst of the worst’ by Chiellini, but the Brazilian has had his say as well.“It would be interesting to know what incident he’s referring to,” the former Juventus and Inter midfielder commented.“I don’t have a problem responding to him.“I never disrespected anyone in Turin, but he says that Balotelli deserved a slap and that I was the worst of the worst and that there was always a threat of a fight because of me.“He always pissed himself. I’m sorry, but it’s easy to speak badly of others in a book.“Perhaps he’s still angry because when I went to Galatasaray we knocked them out of the Champions League and we beat Italy with Brazil.Mario Balotelli and Felipe Melo fire back at Georgio Chiellini as furious row escalateshttps://t.co/vQS4ZVqqUB pic.twitter.com/t44bDT7ap4— Daily Star Sport (@DailyStar_Sport) May 9, 2020Read Also: Juventus star tears into Balotelli, Felipe Melo“He’s won nothing at international level and saying things like this shows him to be unprofessional.“It shows a lack of respect and I won’t say any more. Some things have to stay in the dressing room.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted Content6 Extreme Facts About HurricanesWhat Are The Most Delicious Foods Out There?Greatest Movies In History Since 19828 Things That Will Happen If An Asteroid Hits Earth7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The WorldThe Highest Paid Football Players In The World11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopWhat Happens When You Eat Eggs Every Single Day?Couples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayTop Tastiest Foods From All Over The WorldA Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of Art10 Extremely Gorgeous Asian Actresses Loading… The Juventus defender pointed fingers at both of his former teammates ahead of his book ‘Io, Giorgio’ launching next week. The pair of Mario Balotelli and Felipe Melo have hit back at Giorgio Chiellini’s criticisms of them.Advertisementlast_img read more

We won’t rest on laurels – Fergie

first_img United will not get their hands on the Premier League trophy for another fortnight, yet already minds are turning to the best way of strengthening Ferguson’s squad. Whilst the United boss believes only a couple of additions are required, he has been told additional cash will be available if the right man comes along. “Having spoken with the Glazer family, there is every intention to kick on,” Ferguson said. “We possibly need two players. It depends. If a player came along who met our criteria we would push the boat out and get him, irrespective of how many players we have.” Press Association The Glazer family have assured Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson they intend to “kick on” from the club’s record 20th championship.center_img It is bad news for United’s domestic rivals, given they are already well behind. Not that such an easy stroll to championship glory can be anticipated next term, with Manchester City sure to strengthen and Ferguson expecting a renewed threat from Chelsea, especially if Jose Mourinho returns to Stamford Bridge. “Chelsea will definitely be involved next year,” the Scot said. “They have some good players and it looks likely Mourinho will be going there.” United head to Arsenal still with the aim of reaching Chelsea’s Premier League points record of 95 points, which they would eclipse by winning their remaining four games. It is those little targets that allow Ferguson to attain so many big ones, and ensure he is never short of an incentive to motivate his players. “I said last week I don’t mind winning the league in the last game of the season,” he said. “Now we have won the league with four games left, I look at it as being one thing to win the league, another to do it by beating the record. Ninety-six points would be phenomenal. I don’t know if that could ever be beaten.” Ferguson has a few “bumps and bruises” to assess before he finalises his line-up although Paul Scholes will not be in it. However, Ferguson is hopeful of having the veteran midfielder, who has not played since January due to a knee injury, back to make what could be his farewell appearance against Swansea at Old Trafford on May 12. “Paul is back training now,” Ferguson said. “He has been training for a week and is obviously not ready for Sunday but hopefully we will have him ready for Swansea in the last home game of the season.” last_img read more

Organizers postpone the Boston Marathon until Sept. 14 because of rising concerns over the coronavirus pandemic

first_img Associated Press March 13, 2020 Organizers postpone the Boston Marathon until Sept. 14 because of rising concerns over the coronavirus pandemiccenter_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditBOSTON (AP) — Organizers postpone the Boston Marathon until Sept. 14 because of rising concerns over the coronavirus pandemic.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6last_img

Players’ body urges ICC to address  contract breaches, non-payment

first_imgBy Amlan ChakrabortyNEW DELHI (Reuters) – A third of international male cricketers have not been paid or suffered breaches of contract from events regulated by the global governing body or its member nations, the international players’ federation said on Monday. The Federation of International Cricketers’ Associations (FICA) said after the release of its ‘Men’s Global Employment Report 2020’ that the International Cricket Council (ICC) had a duty to protect those working within its regulatory framework.An ICC spokesman told Reuters that the body was looking at the contents of the report. The report cited examples such as Bangladesh players not receiving their share of prize money from an ICC event, and their counterparts in Zimbabwe, another ICC full member, still waiting for their board to pay their contracts.It also listed unresolved payment issues in Twenty20 and 10-overs leagues in several minor cricket-playing nations including Canada, the United Arab Emirates and Qatar.“Systematic contract breaches and non-payment of players are issues that urgently need addressing,” FICA Chief Executive Tom Moffat said. “The ICC has an obligation to protect people working within its regulatory frameworks and it’s time something was done about this issue. “We continue to urge decision makers to work with FICA at global level, and players’ associations at domestic level, to develop joint solutions to issues … many of which are likely to be exacerbated by the current global situation.”FICA also called for an end to “blanket bans on players from certain countries playing abroad” and limitations on the number of overseas league contracts a player may hold.last_img read more

USC comes away with convincing sweep

first_imgThe USC men’s tennis team’s clinched the Pac-10 title Tuesday with a hard-fought 7-0 win over UC Irvine.Although No. 1 junior Steve Johnson struggled in singles play, he still walked away with a victory, 6-4, 6-7 (10-2), against the Anteaters’ Chris Kearney.Strong play · Freshman Ray Sarmiento won his singles and doubles matches Tuesday, helping lead the Trojans to victory over the Anteaters. – Mannat Saini | Daily Trojan Johnson and No. 41 Kearney battled, but Johnson was finally able to seal the deal to keep his perfect record intact.“I was not worried at all [about Johnson],” said freshman Ray Sarmiento. “He knows how to win in those situations.”Every Trojan except Johnson handed the Anteaters losses in straight sets. Senior Jaak Poldma and senior Peter Lucassen won decisively, 6-3, 6-2 and 6-2, 6-1, respectively, in their last home matches of the regular season.After trailing on court three, Nguyen rallied back to come out 6-4, 6-1 against Shan Sondhu. Freshman Emilio Gomez quietly and quickly pocketed a 6-2, 6-3 victory at the No. 5 spot in his match against Stege.Sarmiento won his singles match against Irvine’s Ryan Cheung 6-1, 6-3 at the No. 4 spot.USC’s three double pairs proved too much for UC Irvine. Sarmiento paired with junior Daniel Nguyen at No. 3 to defeat Sam Gould and Jon Kazarian, 8-4.“We clicked,” Sarmiento said. “We were playing well together and working well together and moving well together. If we do that, then everything else happens.”Poldma and sophomore J.T. Sundling played at the No. 1 spot and beat Kearney and Stephen Stege, 8-2. At No. 2, Johnson and Gomez took away an 8-3 win against Cheung and Fabian Matthews.“We took care of business,” Sarmiento said. “We respect them as a team, too. We know they’re dangerous and they’re talented and we just came out and fought back.”The victory gave USC its fifth consecutive 20-win season.The Trojans next square off against crosstown rival No. 9 UCLA at 3 p.m. on Friday.last_img read more

3 quick takeaways from Syracuse’s 28-20 win over Boston College

first_imgCHESTNUT HILL, Mass. — Syracuse (4-4, 2-2 Atlantic Coast) beat Boston College (3-4, 0-4), 28-20, on Saturday. The Orange got back to .500 before its matchup against Clemson in two weeks.Check out three fast reactions from the game.Sloppy joesSyracuse and Boston College played relatively below average in the first half. A large reason for that is the turnovers and interceptions. The Eagles and Orange combined for five total turnovers, including two botched snaps from under center (Patrick Towles and Eric Dungey had one apiece) and an interception from Dungey.On SU’s first drive, the offense had several false start penalties, including on back-to-back plays and the BC defense jumped offsides several times. When SU was at the 35-yard line, it appeared as if the Eagles had jumped offsides and Dungey threw a deep pass to Ervin Philips on what would have been a free play. Instead, no offsides was called and the pick stood. It led to a shoving match with BC players running into the SU sideline.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThen Dungey fumbled snap on a third-and-short stopped a drive SU had pushed deep into Boston College territory. Despite getting first-half weather similar to or worse than in the Orange’s matchup with Wake Forest, SU managed two scores, one more than it tallied in the whole game against WFU.Despite scoring an end-of-third-quarter touchdown, SU had a holding call and two false starts that pushed SU back for a 1st-and-goal from the BC 20-yard line.Bend don’t breakBoth teams had to do a little bit of stretching on Saturday. The biggest impact play in the red zone was likely Parris Bennett’s interception to stop a 53-yard Boston College drive. With the Orange nursing a 14-10 lead toward the end of the third quarter, cornerback Christopher Fredrick hit BC wide receiver Michael Walker. The ball popped loose and Bennett came up with the interception. The Orange quickly drove down the field and took a 21-10 lead on a Steve Ishmael touchdown.The play became crucial because Patrick Towles scored a 75-yard touchdown on BC’s next drive and then scored on a field goal to close in on SU, 21-20.After Dungey’s interception on the first drive, Syracuse also prevented Boston College from scoring a touchdown. The Eagles started with the ball at SU’s 14 and didn’t progress in the drive, knocking home a 30-yard field goal. The two stops proved crucial in what ended up being a one-score game.On BC’s final drive of the game, it drove all the way into the red zone but failed to convert for a touchdown. Josh Black sacked BC backup quarterback Darius Wade for a loss of 11 yards on 2nd-and-10. After a short gain of seven yards, Wade tried to fit a high throw to Charlie Callinan, who dropped the pass after he was hit by two SU defenders.Clear SkiesAlthough there were anything but clear skies, they were clear enough for SU’s aerial attack. The Orange had two 100-yard receivers in Amba Etta-Tawo and Steve Ishmael. The latter had his first 100-yard receiving game of the year.Ishmael jumped and stretched his arms out in the back of the end zone, bringing his left foot down while grabbing an Eric Dungey pass for his first touchdown of the year. The touchdown accounted for the last point SU would need against Boston College.Etta-Tawo added a late 68-yard touchdown and lead Syracuse in receiving with 144 yards in the game. He also passed the 1,000-yard mark in the game, becoming the fourth SU wide receiver to do so in program history. Although he didn’t score, Brisly Estime gained 93 yards from the inside receiver position while Ervin Philips accounted for two of SU’s four touchdowns.That all added up to a 434-yard day for Eric Dungey, good for the second-most yards in program history. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on October 22, 2016 at 4:05 pm Contact Chris: cjlibona@syr.edu | @ChrisLibonatilast_img read more

Michelle Obama Brings Voting Message To SoFla

first_imgFormer first lady, Michelle Obama, brought the message of #BeAVoter to South Florida Friday.Mrs. Obama was at the University of Miami’s Watsco Center to rally Democratic voters in the state who have until Oct. 9th deadline to register to vote for the November 6th election.National tourHer arrival in South Florida is part of a national tour by the organization ‘When We All Vote,’ which she co-chairs. The appearance will cap off what the organization has billed as a “week of action,” after holding voter registration drives across the country from Sept. 22nd to Sept. 29th.This is the second appearance Mrs. Obama will make on behalf of the organization, which also has as its co-chairs: actor Tom Hanks, “Hamilton” creator Lin-Manuel Miranda, NBA player Chris Paul and the singers Janelle Monáe, Faith Hill and Tim McGraw. She held a rally Sunday in Nevada, where she told about 2,000 voters: “We get the leaders we vote for. We get the policies we vote for. And when we don’t vote, that’s when we wind up with government of, by and for other people.”Trying to appear non-partisan Although her husband, former President Barack Obama, has made campaign stops pushing for Democratic turnout, Michelle Obama has attempted – somewhat unsuccessfully – to make her appearances non-partisan. Rallygoers in Nevada cheered her husband when his name was mentioned, and she jokingly told the audience “Stop this” when one yelled she should run for president.Mrs. Obama also released a PSA for the group, reminding Americans of “What’s At Stake” in each election.Hold leaders accountable“This election is your chance to hold your leaders accountable,” she stated. “It’s how you make your voice heard on everything from your kids’ education to the safety of your community. So there is a lot at stake this November, and in every election”, said Mrs. Obama. The PSA will run on digital platforms across the country over the next few weeks, as voter registration deadlines near in many states. The campaign also recently launched its text message campaign which allows people to text WeAllVote to 97779 to register to vote.”last_img read more