Yannick Carrasco was wanted by Arsenal in January (Getty Images)Yannick Carrasco has suggested that he would be open to signing for Arsenal this summer.The Gunners held talks with Dalian Yifang about a potential loan deal during the January transfer window but could not reach an agreement with the Chinese Super League club.But Carrasco has admitted that he is keen to return to Europe as he is concerned about his chances of playing for Belgium’s national side while he remains in China.‘I would love to return to Europe. A lot of clubs were interested in me,’ Carrasco said after Belgium beat Cyprus on Sunday.ADVERTISEMENT‘We tried to find a solution in January that would enable me to leave Dalian Yifang. Carrasco admits he wants to return to Europe (Getty Images)‘But I can understand the club’s thinking. They wanted me to stay.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘I still feel OK in China. But I have lost my starting place in the Belgian national side.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 City‘This can happen with a team of their quality.‘With the level of competition there will always be times when you don’t get to play a lot.’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 Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 26 Mar 2019 9:25 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link Advertisement Comment Yannick Carrasco sends transfer message to Arsenal as he seeks Chinese Super League exit Advertisement
The €374bn asset manager and pensions provider APG has appointed Bart Le Blanc as a member of the supervisory board of APG Group. Currently, Le Blanc is a senior partner at Andreas Capital Group in Luxembourg.Over the last 10 years, he has been CFO at nuclear fuel company Urenco and chairman of the executive board at ETC.Previously, he worked for F van Lanschot Bankiers, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) in London and La Caisse des Dépôts et consignations (CDC) in Paris. Le Blanc started his career in 1973 with the Dutch government, taking a position at the prime minister’s office.He concluded his government career as director general at the Treasury.Until recently, he was on the board of the €309bn civil service scheme ABP – APG’s main client – and a member of its investment and audit committee.Currently, Le Blanc is non-executive director for investments at the €6bn pension fund of telecoms provider KPN, a member of the supervisory board of ETC Nederland and a board member of the GAK institute, a Dutch endowment fund.
New data shows national home values only fell slightly in June. Picture: Richard Walker.CoreLogic’s preliminary view on housing market conditions is looking more positive, with some early signs that housing values are stabilising across the largest cities. The property researcher puts the improvement down to lower interest rates and more confidence following the federal election outcome.Home values only slipped 0.2 per cent in the first 26 days of the month across the five major capital cities. Spring selling season will be a test for the housing market. Image: AAP/Glenn Hunt. Aerial images of suburban houses in southwest Brisbane.IT could soon become a sellers’ market with new data suggesting the end to the nation’s property downturn is in sight.With the banking royal commission and uncertainty surrounding the federal election outcome out of the way, property prices are set to make a turnaround.New preliminary data from CoreLogic shows an improvement in the decline of home values during the month of June. Sydney home values are starting to turn around. Image: AAP/Sam Mooy.But he said it could be due to a lag effect.“I think people aren’t as obsessive about property in Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth as they are in Sydney and Melbourne,” Mr Kusher said. “You don’t have as many as investors in Brisbane as you do in Sydney and Melbourne either.” The big test will be in Spring when more properties are traditionally listed for sale.The final results for June will be released on Monday. Melbourne home values actually rose 0.1 per cent in June, according to CoreLogic.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus12 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market12 hours agoMelbourne actually posted a subtle rise of 0.1 per cent, while Sydney values edged 0.1 per cent lower. But while there is evidence home values are improving in Sydney and Melbourne, the same cannot be said for Brisbane, which recorded a decline in values of 0.5 per cent in June — the same drop as in May.Adelaide and Perth also recorded value falls.“It looks like confidence has improved in Sydney and Melbourne, but it hasn’t outside of there,” CoreLogic research analyst Cameron Kusher said.
The most common traffic violationswere illegal parking, road obstruction, disregarding traffic signs, jaywalking,and counter-flowing, he revealed. The objective is not to rake in hugefines but to curb traffic violations by instilling road discipline, stressedPSTMO head Jeck Conlu. ILOILO City – Fines from apprehendedtraffic violators at the Sen. Benigno Aquino Jr. Avenue in Mandurriao districtare projected to exceed half a million pesos. The Public Safety andTransportation Management Office (PSTMO) of the city government, however, isnot happy. As of Feb. 16, 2,438 apprehensionswere made for various traffic violations along the 14-kilometer avenue, a pilottraffic discipline zone (TDZ) in the city where all traffic regulations areenforced strictly. Having a traffic discipline zone isone of the moves of the city government to ease traffic congestion and curb road accidents. But itslong-term plan is to have an intelligent traffic system (ITS) that former mayorJed Patrick Mabilog proposed in 2017. The Philippine National Police,Highway Patrol Group and Land Transportation Office are helping the PSTMO. These include the speed limitordinance, the ordinance against modified mufflers, points where to load andunload passengers, the law on the use of helmets and other body protectivegears by motorcycle riders and the maximum number of back riders allowed, thelaw on the use of seatbelts, the law on the non-use of cellphones while drivingand clearing of windshields from gadgets that directly distract the driver’sline of sight, among others. Conlu, however, clarified that thegoal of the TDZ is the promotion of road discipline among drivers andpedestrians and not raising money. The avenue, also known as theDiversion Road, as TDZ started on Jan. 16 “Given ‘ni iya that on the first one month of TDZ implementation mataas ang apprehension kay gina enforce ta pa lang strictly ang mga trafficrules and regulations,” he explained. After the Sen. Benigno Aquino Jr.Avenue, next to be made a traffic discipline zone is McArthur Drive fromBarangay Tabuc Suba, Jaro district to Barangay Balantang. “The projected total amount ofpenalties, although some have been collected already, is P683,900,” said Conlu. Like the Sen. Benigno Aquino Jr.Avenue, McArthur Drive is also “problemadopirmi sa traffic because of lack of discipline,” he explained. SPEED CHECK. A traffic enforcer checks the speed of these vehicles on Sen. Benigno Aquino Jr. Avenue, a traffic discipline zone in Mandurriao, Iloilo City. Drivers’ lack of discipline contributes to traffic congestion and causes vehicular accidents. PN PHOTO “TDZ will be successful kon mapanubo naton ang dakpanay,” hesaid. As proposed by Mabilog, the firstphase of the ITS would be on the Sen. Benigno Aquino Jr. Avenue because thishighway is prone to vehicular accidents due to overspeeding drivers. Phase II would be on the coastal road,Phase III on the McArthur Highway Drive going to the municipality of Leganes,Iloilo and Phase IV on the Circumferential Road going to Oton, Iloilo./PN “I want this scheme initially tried onthe Diversion Road para mapakita ngapwede maobra ini,” said Mayor Jerry Treñas. An ITS involves the use ofclosed-circuit television cameras capable of determining the speed of vehicles(if they are overspeeding) and of recording them. It would also entail theestablishment of a command/monitoring center. An ITS is projected to discouragedrivers from disregarding traffic rules and regulations. It would also help lawenforcers to easily identify and catch violators. What are the traffic rules andregulations being enforced? Traffic enforcers are armed with, amongothers, breath analyzers to catch those driving while under the influence ofalcohol and speed guns to catch drivers who are exceeding the speed limit.
Patient 1,488 was a 60-year old male from Muntinlupa City whose nationality is still being validated by the DOH along with his travel and exposure history. He died on March 26 due to acute respiratory distress syndrome, septic shock, and COVID-19. Patient 1,489 was a hypertensive and diabetic 74-year old male Quezon City resident whose travel and exposure history are still unknown. He died on March 21 due to acute respiratory distress syndrome secondary to pneumonia but only confirmed of the virus on Monday. Patient 587 was a 79-year old male Muntinlupa City resident with no travel history. He died on Monday due to acute respiratory failure secondary to pneumonia and COVID-19. Patient 647 was a 43-year old male from Parañaque City with no history of travel or exposure to known COVID-19 cases. He died on March 27 due to acute respiratory failure secondary to pneumonia and COVID-19, and myocardial dysfunction. Data from the DOH show that 3,303 people have been tested for COVID-19, while 920 persons are under investigation for possible infection and 6,321 others are under monitoring. A total of 1,013 people have also tested negative for the disease while 692 more are awaiting the results of their test./PN Patient 1,446 was a 59-year old male from Davao City with no travel history. He died on March 23 of acute respiratory distress syndrome secondary to high-risk community-acquired pneumonia, and hypoxia. He also had an underlying cardiac disease but only confirmed of the virus on Monday. Patient 149 was a hypertensive 61-year old female from Makati City with no travel and exposure history. She died on March 27 due to acute respiratory failure secondary to community-acquired pneumonia, secondary to COVID-19. Patient 1,447 was a 45-year old male Davao City resident whose travel and exposure history remain unknown. He died on March 23 of cardiopulmonary arrest, acute respiratory distress syndrome secondary to high-risk community-acquired pneumonia, and hypoxia but only confirmed of the virus on Monday. MANILA – The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has killed seven more persons in the country, bringing the total to 78. Meanwhile, the number of confirmed cases rose to 1, 546 cases, the Department of Health said on Monday. Vergeire also reported during Monday afternoon’s televised virtual press conference that the number of people who have recovered from the disease remained at 42. DOH Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire said that the latest fatalities – Patients 149, 587, 647, 1,448, 1,447, 1,446, and 1,489 – were all Filipino aside from another one who is still being validated.
SEOUL – The heir to the Samsung empire bowed in apology Wednesday for company misconduct including a controversial plan for him to ascend to the leadership of the world’s largest smartphone maker. Lee Jae-yong is vice-chairman of Samsung Electronics and was jailed for five years in 2017 for bribery, embezzlement and other offences in connection with the scandal that brought down South Korean president Park Geun-hye. “We are recognized for our top-class technology and products but the public eye towards Samsung is still critical,” Lee said./PN The 51-year-old was released a year later on appeal but is currently undergoing a retrial. Lee Jae-yong is vice-chairman of Samsung Electronics and was jailed for five years in 2017 for bribery, embezzlement and other offences. POOL/AFP / KIM HONG-JI
The Batesville Middle School Boys finished 3rd in the Greensburg Invitational on Monday. Lyle Oesterling finished 10th in the boy’s race, followed by Benjamin Eli Loichinger, 19th, Will Sherwood, 28th, Emi Lopez, 38th, Talan Rowlett, 43rd, Tacoma Nicholas, 45th, and Jake Chapman, 47th.Cole Pride finished 2nd in the boy’s reserve race, followed by Carter Walsman, 4th, Santiago Schutte, 9th, Landin Hughes, 12th, and Reed Hixson, 15th.The Batesville Middle School Girls finished 3rd in the Greensburg Invitational. Ava Hanson finished 6th in the girl’s race, followed by Emma Weiler, 8th, Sophie Myers, 9th, Kaylynn Bedel, 19th, Megan Allgeier, 28th, Madelyn Pohlman, 34th, and Josie Meyer, 47th.Ella Rowlett finished 14th in the girl’s reserve race.Greensburg Invitational Team Results.BoysColumbus Northside 17Jennings County 78Batesville 138Columbus Central 139Seymour 158New Palestine 164Greensburg 169Sunman Dearborn 205Shelbyville 215Triton Central 340Connersville 348South Decatur 356Southwestern 360Waldron 374South Dearborn 404Jac-Cen-Del 433Franklin County 474GirlsColumbus Northside 35Seymour 52Batesville 70Greensburg 93Sunman Dearborn 143Columbus Central 171Jennings County 228Triton Central 250New Palestine 293Connersville 302South Decatur 305Jac-Cen-Del 347South Dearborn 363Waldron 384Greendale 415Shelbyville 441Southwestern 488Franklin County 505North Decatur 512
Mumbai, April 1: Former Australia pacer Brett Lee was on Friday disappointed over India’s shock seven-wicket defeat to the West Indies in the World T20 semi-fils, but credited the wining team’s batsmen for their performance despite hard-hitter Chris Gayle’s early dismissal.Batting first, India posted a competitive total of 192/2 in 20 overs, thanks to Virat Kohli’s knock of 89 runs.In reply, a brave Windies side — riding on Lendl Simmons’ unbeaten 83 and Johnson Charles’s 52 — chased down the total posting 196/3 in 19.4 overs.“I was disappointed for India, of course. When Chris Gayle got out, I said ‘it is going to be one way India’ so it is disappointing. You got to give credit to West Indies, they played really well,” Lee told reporters here after India’s loss on Thursday at the Wankhede Stadium.India’s star batsman Kohli has been in sublime form in the ongoing tourment where he struck 273 runs in five innings and also took a wicket against the West Indies. The 39-year-old Lee praised Kohli for his consistent run.“He is a world class player. The way he played last night was brilliant. They did what they could with their batting. At the end of the day, they lost in the last over, it is unfortute for India,” he said.In the fil at the Eden Gardens on April 3, the West Indies will now face England, who earlier beat New Zealand in the first semis on Wednesday.Speaking about the much-awaited fil, Lee believes that the men from the Caribbean will be hard to beat on Sunday.“It would be pretty hard to get past the West Indies. They will be very tough to beat,” Lee said. IANS
Team Nigeria gold medalists are Tawakalt Yakeem who garnered two in the junior women’s individual pursuit and sprint events while Bethel Okeyah got the gold medals in the men’s junior individual pursuit, sprint and the point race events.The other three gold medals came from Mary Samuel in the women’s point race, Rita Oven in the elite women’s Sprint and Qodri Ajibade who beat other riders in the elite men’s point race.The cynosure of all eyes was former junior world champion, Ebtissam Zayed of Egypt who beat all in her category, the women’s individual pursuit in style to the admiration of all.The three-day championship ends today as both the President of the Confederation of African Cycling (CAC), Dr. Mohamed Wagih Azzam and the President of the Cycling Federation of Nigeria (CFN), Giandomenico Masari commended all the cyclists for their performances so far in the first track competition in Africa.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram After two days of action at the maiden edition of the All African Track Cycling Championship at the Moshood Abiola National Stadium in Abuja yesterday, Team Nigeria amassed a total of 14 gold, 24 silver and 4 bronze medals to lead other countries so far.Egypt follows in second place with 5 gold, 4 silver and 5 bronze medals while Morocco is currently in third position with a gold and silver each.Burkina Faso and Burundi have also recorded medals with the Burkinabe team grabbing 5 bronze while Burundi a have two bronze.
Facebook Twitter Google+ Senior defender Skylar Thomas was named the Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Week and was picked to the TopDrawerSoccer.com National Team of the Week. Both honors were announced Tuesday.Thomas played 90 minutes at right center back in a 1-0 win over Binghamton on Sept. 23 and on Saturday, he played the full match and scored the lone goal in a 1-0 win over then-No. 2 Virginia.Thomas’ header goal in the 31st minute off a Julian Buescher corner kick gave SU its first win over a Top-10 team since Oct. 17, 2001.No. 9 Syracuse (8-1, 2-1 ACC) will take on Colgate (4-3-1, 1-0 Patriot) on Tuesday at 7 p.m. at SU Soccer Stadium. Comments AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Published on September 30, 2014 at 12:53 pm Contact Matt: firstname.lastname@example.org | @matt_schneidman