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Arsenal target Ryan Fraser admits he’s likely to stay at Bournemouth

Arsenal target Ryan Fraser admits he’s likely to stay at Bournemouth

first_img Comment Arsenal target Ryan Fraser admits he’s likely to stay at Bournemouth Ryan Fraser could miss out on a move to Arsenal this summer (Getty Images)Arsenal have been dealt a blow in their pursuit of Ryan Fraser after the winger admitted that he is likely to stay at Bournemouth for another season.The Gunners have the Scotland international on their summer shortlist but Bournemouth are demanding £30 million for the 25-year-old.Fraser has just a year remaining on his contract with Eddie Howe’s side and will leave on a free transfer next summer if he fails to agree a new deal.And the winger has suggested that he does not expect to join Arsenal ahead of the new season.ADVERTISEMENT Advertisement Fraser is valued at £30m by Bournemouth (Getty Images)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‘The likelihood is I will be at Bournemouth for another year,’ said Fraser.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘And what will happen, will happen.‘That is all I can really say about it. No one has really spoken to me about it.’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 Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterThursday 13 Jun 2019 4:12 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link306Shareslast_img read more

Governor Wolf Meets with Corrections Officers to Discuss Safety Concerns, Announce New Protocols

Governor Wolf Meets with Corrections Officers to Discuss Safety Concerns, Announce New Protocols

first_imgGovernor Wolf Meets with Corrections Officers to Discuss Safety Concerns, Announce New Protocols Press Release,  Prison Reform,  Public Health,  Public Safety Waynesburg, PA – Today Governor Tom Wolf met privately with Department of Corrections staff at State Correctional Institution Greene to discuss safety concerns amid the recent spate of staff exposure to unknown substances in several of the state’s correctional facilities.Immediately following the meeting, Gov. Tom Wolf and Corrections Secretary John Wetzel announced new protocols being put in place to protect staff, visitors and inmates at Pennsylvania’s 25 state correctional facilities. All facilities have been on lockdown since August. 29.“Pennsylvania’s corrections officers put themselves in harm’s way to make our commonwealth safer, and it is up to us to provide them protection from harm,” Gov. Wolf said. “I met with several of the corrections officers here at SCI Greene today and I want to assure them that their concerns are valid and were heard.“It is our responsibility to keep all commonwealth employees safe while at work so that they return home each day to their families.”Corrections Secretary John Wetzel detailed the new protocols, which are already being phased in and which Wetzel said he hopes will be completed within the next 90 to 100 days.The changes involve a plan that Sec. Wetzel explained at today’s press conference:MailAll mail currently in correctional facilities will be returned to the sender.All mail will be sent to a separate address where it will be scanned and processed six days per week. After scanned and processed, mail will be delivered to inmates.Legal Mail will be copied by Corrections staff wearing protective clothing in the presence of inmates. The copying process will be videotaped and tapes preserved and burned weekly to a disc and original documents placed in a secure bag and maintained for 15 business days.Drone DetectionMultiple Pennsylvania Department of Corrections facilities are currently utilizing drone detection; those without drone detection will be receiving it.Procedures will reflect specific protocols for when a drone is detected, especially procedures for when a drone is present when inmates are at yard.Body ScannersBody scanners will be purchased centrally and distributed to all Correctional facilities as soon as possible.Each facility will receive two scanners: One for visitors and one for staff.Visiting RoomsStaff will be doubled in all visit rooms effectively immediately.There will be a 90-day moratorium on photos and on vending while the department develops more strict criteria for protocols on consequences of the introduction and possession of drugs by visitor and/or inmates.BooksThe department is beginning the transition to e-books coupled with a bolstered department library system featuring centralized purchasing and an ordering process.The same protocol applies to magazines.A resource account will be created where friends and family can make requests to purchase books to be delivered to inmates.Drug Information Hotline: 717-728-4743The hotline is for callers to provide any information related to the introduction of drugs or possession of drugs in a state correctional institution by inmates, visitors or staff members.Callers may remain anonymous but if any wish to speak to an investigator, may leave a name and inmate number.Family members, staff and members of the general community are also encouraged to use this PA DOC Drug hotline.“We are focusing on doing the next right thing for our staff, the inmates, the system and the commonwealth,” Sec. Wetzel said. “With the announcement of these plans to eradicate drugs in the Corrections system, we are demonstrating our all-hands-on-deck approach to safety in our prisons.”“I have confidence that the Department of Corrections, working with state agency partners and law enforcement will determine the cause or causes of the recent sickening of staff and will put in place the necessary protections and procedures to ensure staff safety,” Gov. Wolf said. September 05, 2018center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

CoreLogic report finds one in five Brisbane units reselling at a loss

CoreLogic report finds one in five Brisbane units reselling at a loss

first_imgA new report has found the gap between houses and units has continued to widen with loss making resales for units double that of houses.NEW research has revealed just how tough Brisbane’s apartment market has become, with one in five units reselling at a loss.The latest CoreLogic Pain and Gain report, out today, found 19.9 per cent of Brisbane units sold in the September quarter changed hands for less than the previous owner had paid (13.3 per cent Sept quarter 2015).The gap between houses and units continued to widen, with loss-making resales for units double that of houses.Houses that resold at a loss came in at 4.8 per cent of detached dwellings in the quarter, down from 5.5 per cent the previous year.CoreLogic data analyst Cameron Kusher expected unit resale losses to rise further through the rest of the year, given the high levels of supply coming on-stream.“I think it (the supply) is impacting on the value of some of the existing units as well, and probably it is making units a little less desirable because there are so of many of them in certain areas, whereas detached houses are more attractive,” Mr Kusher said.“I think houses will be fairly steady, maybe decline a little bit.”He said unlike Sydney and Melbourne, the gap in pricing of units and houses in Brisbane was not so significant.Across southeast Queensland, resale losses were lowest in Toowoomba (5.3 per cent), Brisbane (6.9 per cent) and Logan (8.6 per cent) and highest at the Gold Coast (15.7 per cent), Lockyer Valley (14.6 per cent), and Scenic Rim (14.2 per cent).Mr Kusher said losses were more prevalent in tourist and retirement areas.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home3 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor9 hours ago“It is more of a lifestyle buyer in those markets and maybe there is just not that strength in lifestyle markets in southeast Queensland as much as there is for owner occupiers in and around Brisbane.”Buyers advocate Simon Pressley, of Propertyology, advised Brisbane unit owners to hold on to their properties for a little longer.“I wouldn’t sell just yet. Owners should ride it out, it will take a few years to ride out the oversupply,” he said. The chart shows Brisbane City Council’s supply- demand in the last 10 years, building approvals versus population growth. Source: PROPERTYOLOGYMr Pressley said despite a decrease in population, Brisbane City Council’s apartment approvals had increased in the past 10 years.He said the economy, and mostly a change in government, had a role to play in the losses made.Regionally, the three worst performing areas were in Queensland: Mackay (59.7 per cent), Fitzroy (51 per cent) and Townsville (46.8 per cent).Nationally, 8 per cent of houses and 12.7 per cent of units were resold at a loss over the September 2016 quarter. See the full report here.last_img read more

MacGregor to buy marine and offshore business from TTS Group

MacGregor to buy marine and offshore business from TTS Group

first_imgMacGregor, a part of Cargotec, has entered into an agreement to acquire marine and offshore business from TTS Group.MacGregor said on Thursday that TTS, a global provider of cargo handling equipment and services for merchant and offshore ships, sold its businesses for an enterprise value of EUR 87 million ($107M).TTS Group ASA and its shipyard solution business, TTS Syncrolift AS, are the only businesses excluded from the deal.According to the company, potential cost synergies are estimated to be around EUR 30-35 million on an annual level and are expected to be reached within three years from closing.“The acquisition will strengthen MacGregor’s marine and offshore activities in key areas and add further service growth potential through the increased installed base. It will also strengthen MacGregor’s position in China through the strategic joint ventures with Chinese state-owned shipbuilding companies China State Shipbuilding Corporation and China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation,” MacGregor said.TTS Group’s main products are a wide range of cargo handling and offshore cranes, RoRo access systems, hatch covers, winches, and related services. The company’s service business includes spare parts, maintenance, inspections, modernization, conversion, and training. The group has subsidiaries in Belgium, Brazil, China, Germany, Greece, Italy, Korea, Norway, Poland, Singapore, Sweden, UAE, USA, and Vietnam.MacGregor also aims to acquire EUR 161 million in sales for the period January-September 2017 from which approximately 27 percent was related to service sales. The net sales of the business aimed to be acquired equals approximately 90 percent of TTS’ net sales.Michel van Roozendaal, president of MacGregor, said: “This acquisition is an important step in executing MacGregor’s growth strategy and providing customer-focused solutions in both merchant shipping and offshore segments. Combining the strengths of these two companies creates exciting opportunities for innovation and technology development during a time of industry transformation. With a large installed base on over 9,000 vessels, the TTS portfolio will position us even better for our service business growth.”TTS Group CEO Toril Eidesvik added: “The marine industry is moving towards larger, integrated units with a global presence, offering a broader scope of products and services. In order to meet this challenge a combination of TTS’s marine and offshore activities with MacGregor will be an important step in the consolidation process and is expected to be favorable to all TTS stakeholders in the long term.”MacGregor said that more than two-thirds of TTS shareholders support the transaction and have committed to vote in favor of the deal in TTS Group’s Extraordinary General Meeting. Also, more than two-thirds of convertible bondholders have made the same commitment, if any of their bonds are converted to shares before the Extraordinary General Meeting.The acquisition is subject to regulatory approvals from competition authorities, which are expected to be received during the third quarter of 2018.Nekkar ASATTS Group ASA and its shipyard solution business, TTS Syncrolift AS, are excluded from the deal.According to a separate statement made by TTS on Thursday, the company, proposed to be renamed Nekkar ASA, would build its operation around Business Unit Shipyard Solutions with its ship lift provider brand, Syncrolift.Nekkar ASA will continue as the holding company for Syncrolift and the future portfolio companies. It will be scaled (staff and cost base) in accordance with the operating requirements of the business going forward. The preliminary assessment indicates a cost level of approximately $2 million per year.last_img read more

Makato town fest slated next month

Makato town fest slated next month

first_imgBORACAY – The Makato town in Aklan isset for its cultural and religious activities for the Sto. Niño Ati-Atihanfestival next month.      Makato is around eight kilometers fromthe provincial capital of Kalibo.(With areport from Akean Forum/PN) The activities include “Sadsad it mgaTribu,” daily novena masses,  baptism,procession of all chapel patron saints with the Holy Child, fireworks display,and nightly activities at the Makato Sports Complex. Fourteen tribes and groups willhighlight the Makato Ati-Atihan contest 2020 on Jan. 14 to 15. “Apo ni Inday” and “Sinikway nga Ati”of Barangay Calangcang were listed in the Balik-Ati group category. Three other tribes – Maharlika Tribeof Barangay Dumga, D’Kamanggahan Tribe of Barangay Poblacion, and PangawasanTribe of Barangay Cayangwan will also join the competition.    The Atras-Abante, Mag-ingkampod, LaPromesa, Eak-ang Association, and Pagtililipon of Barangay Poblacion; Joker’sof Barangay Dumga; The Wizards of Barangay Calimbajan; and Good Friends ofBarangay Mantiguib will join the modern group category. center_img Organizers led by Mayor Abencio Torresvowed various activities for devotees and merrymakers of the festivity slatedJan. 6 to 15, 2020.  The Makato town in Aklan is set for its cultural and religious activities for the Sto. Niño Ati-Atihan festival next month. AKEAN FORUM Other activities include “Paliga saBanwa” championship on Jan. 6, opening of the municipal fiesta on Jan. 7, andthe Makato boxing tournament on Jan. 8.  Reigning champion Vikings of BarangayDumga, Makato will defend its title in the tribal group category. Meanwhile, revelers will also witnessthe much-awaited “Kasadyahan sa Kalye” on Jan. 9, Ginoo at Binibining MakatoPageant on Jan. 11, the coronation night of the Master Niño 2020 on Jan. 14,and the concelebrated high mass and the Ati-Atihan concert on Jan. 15. last_img read more

CONCACAF mourns Chapecoense tragedy

CONCACAF mourns Chapecoense tragedy

first_imgTHE Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) has put out a statement expressing its sadness at the tragedy which befell 77 persons and their families on Monday.The tragedy, as a result of a plane crash, decimated Brazillian club side Chapecoense, leaving a handful of support staff and six players as the organisation’s representatives.Chapecoense were scheduled to play the first leg of the Copa Sudamericana final against Atletico Nacional at Medellin’s Estadio Atanasio Girardot today, But the plane, carrying 72 passengers and nine crew, crashed en route from Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia, coming down in Cerro Gordo in the municipality of La Union. There were six survivors and 71 dead.The events have left a pall of gloom over the world of football and CONCACAF has expressed its sadness at the occurence.“CONCACAF is deeply saddened by the tragedy of the Associação Chapecoense de Futebol, which occurred Monday, in Colombia,” read a statement from the organisation.“The football family has lost a talented team, which had a promising future. Their outstanding path in reaching the Copa Sudamericana final for the first-ever time, will remain in the history of our game as an inspiration for younger generations across the world,” the statement continued.“CONCACAF stands in solidarity with CONMEBOL, the Confederação Brasileira de Futebol, and the Chapecoense family. Our thoughts and prayers are with all the South American football community at this difficult time,” the statement ended.In the meantime, the tribute to Brazil’s Chapecoense football team is in full swing in Medellin, Colombia.Prior to the tribute’s start, fans of the local Atletico Nacional team dressed in white and shouted slogans in support of the Brazilian squad, which was on a plane that crashed outside the city. The Brazilians were supposed to have played Atletico Nacional in the finals of the Copa Sudamericana tournament Wednesday night.A military band’s memorial tune as the stadium lights dimmed has brought tears to the faces of Atletico Nacional’s normally stern-faced players and everyone else in the nearly full 40,000-seat stadium.Black Hawk helicopters that helped in the rescue operation that managed to pull six survivors from the wreckage performed a fly-over. Several first responders who were at the crash scene attended.Brazilian Foreign Minister Jose Serra fought to hold back tears as he thanked fans for their show of solidarity. He told them: “It’s a light of hope when all of us are trying to understand what’s impossible to understand.”(Sportsmax.com)last_img read more

Cricket News IPL 2019 Auction: Carlos Brathwaite, Shimron Hetmyer fetch big bucks

Cricket News IPL 2019 Auction: Carlos Brathwaite, Shimron Hetmyer fetch big bucks

first_imgNew Delhi: Carlos Brathwaite and Shimron Hetmyer continued the West Indies domination of the IPL Auctions as they were snapped up by Kolkata Knight Riders and Royal Challengers Bangalore respectively. Brathwaite, whose base price was Rs 75 lakhs, went to the two-time IPL champions for Rs 5 crore while Hetmyer, who hit a century and fifty in the first two ODIs against India, was picked up by Virat Kohli’s franchise for Rs 4.2 crore.Brathwaite heads to the franchise which will play their games at the Eden Gardens. It was at this venue in 2016 during the World T20 where he hit Ben Stokes for four consecutive sixes to help West Indies beat England and win the title for the second time. Hetmyer was expected to fetch big bucks due to his dazzling batting and he went for a big sum to Royal Challengers Bangalore, the three-time finalists in the tournament.Read | IPL 2019 Auction live updates: Jaydev Unadkat goes to Rajasthan Royals for Rs 8.4 croreWest Indies players continued to dominate the IPL auction when Nicholas Pooran, the young West Indies keeper who has had a good run in the Caribbean Premier League, was picked up by the Kings XI Punjab franchise for Rs 4.2 crore.Brathwaite had earlier played for Sunrisers Hyderabad where he chipped in with some useful contributions while Hetmyer will play in the IPL for the very first time. Nicholas Pooran, on the other hand, has had previous experiences in the IPL for Mumbai Indians, will play for a different franchise.Read | Manchester United sack manager José Mourinho after defeat at LiverpoolBrathwaite will join Sunil Narine as the other West Indies player in the Kolkata Knight Riders Franchise while Hetmyer will be aiming to replicate the heroics of Chris Gayle, who scored plenty of runs and shattered some records for Royal Challengers Bangalore. The 2019 edition of the tournament might be played at the end of March and could be played overseas as the tournament could clash with the Indian General Elections which will be held between April and May. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Ndidi Gets Return Date for Leicester City

Ndidi Gets Return Date for Leicester City

first_imgLeicester City manager Brendan Rodgers has said that Nigerian star, Wilfred Ndidi could be available for their second leg League Cup tie against Aston Villa on January 28.The Super Eagles star has been out of action since suffering a knee injury in training on January 9, missing their Premier League defeats to Southhampton and Burley.The 23-year-old has, however, teamed up with the rest of the Foxes’ stars in training after undergoing successful surgery. Rodgers admitted the midfielder may not be ready for their Premier League game against West Ham United and their FA Cup tie with Brentford but is optimistic the former Genk man will be available to face Aston Villa.“He’s back out on the pitches now which is great news for us. The importance of him is huge for this team,” Rodgers told Leicester Mercury.“He’s recovering very well. He’s worked with medics. He’s been out on the field the last few days so we‘ll see how he is.“I think it will be too soon for him to be back for Wednesday’s game [against West Ham] but certainly by the weekend and I would say for Aston Villa, hopefully, he will be available.”Prior to his injury, Ndidi played a key role as Leicester City climbed to second in the Premier League, behind Liverpool before back-to-back defeats to Southampton and Burnley saw them drop to third place.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Dublin name unchanged side for Tipp clash

Dublin name unchanged side for Tipp clash

first_imgDublin1. Lorcan Molloy (St Annes)2. Emile Mullan (Na Fianna)3. David Byrne (Naomh Olaf)4. Eoin Murchan (Na Fianna)5. Eric Lowndes (St Peregrine’s)6. Conor Mulally (Cuala)7. Ross McGowan (Kilmacud Crokes)8. Stephen Cunningham (St Sylvester’s)9. Shane Carthy (Naomh Mearnóg)10. Gavin Burke (St Vincent’s)11. Andrew Foley (Clontarf)12. Niall Scully (Templeogue Synge-Street)13. Cormac Costello (Whitehall Colmcille)14. Conor McHugh (Na Fianna)15. Colm Basquel (Ballyboden St-Enda’s) Dublin Under 21 Manager Dessie Farrell has stuck with the same fifteen that beat Kildare in the Leinster final when they come up against the Premier County on Saturday.The side features Davy Byrne at full back and Cormac Costello at corner forward, Byrne started for the senior side in last week’s League semi-final win over Monaghan.Throw-in on Saturday is at four o’clock and Tipp FM will have full live coverage in association with John Kennedy Motors, Main Toyota Dealer, Clonmel. last_img read more

Regulators unite to tackle video game skins and loot boxes

Regulators unite to tackle video game skins and loot boxes

first_img Alberto Alfieri: Leading the way for Gamingtec’s B2C growth August 25, 2020 StumbleUpon Share Kansspelautoriteit enters into MoU with Malta Gaming Authority August 28, 2020 UKGC launches fourth National Lottery licence competition August 28, 2020 Global gambling regulators have joined forces in an attempt to address concerns over the “blurred lines between gambling and video games”.Also stressing issues regarding skins and loot boxes in such titles, fifteen gambling regulators from across Europe, in addition to the Washington State Gambling Commission, have signed an agreement to address the risks.A pledge to tackle “unlicensed third-party websites offering illegal gambling linked to popular video games” has been stressed as a priority, with all parties involved also calling for the video games industry, and technology platforms, to play their part in helping crack down such sitesFurthermore, it was also highlighted that games providers must also ensure that features within games, such as loot boxes, do not constitute gambling under national lawsIn a statement published by the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC), supported by each party involved, it was detailed that: “We commit ourselves today to working together to thoroughly analyse the characteristics of video games and social gaming. “This common action will enable an informed dialogue with the video games and social gaming industries to ensure the appropriate and efficient implementation of our national laws and regulations. “Each gambling regulator will of course reserve the right to use instruments of enforcement given by its national gambling regulatory framework. We will also work closely with our consumer protection enforcement authorities.”Neil McArthur, Chief Executive and signatory for the Gambling Commission on the declaration, added: “We have joined forces to call on video games companies to address the clear public concern around the risks gambling and some video games can pose to children. “We encourage video games companies to work with their gambling regulators and take action now to address those concerns to make sure that consumers, and particularly children, are protected. “We want parents to be aware of the risks and to talk to their children about how to stay safe online. For example, unlicensed websites offering skins betting can pop up at any time and children could be gambling with money intended for computer game products.” Other signatories on the declaration are:Signe Birne, Director of Lotteries and Gambling Supervisory Inspection of Latvia Karel Blaha, Director of the State Oversight Over Gambling Department, Czech Republic Steve Brennan, Chief Executive, Gambling Supervision Commission, Isle of Man Charles Coppolani, Chair of the French Online Gaming Regulatory Authority Juan Espinosa García, CEO, Directorate General for Gambling Regulation, Spain Heathcliff Farrugia, Chief Executive Officer, Malta Gaming Authority Jason Lane, Chief Executive, Jersey Gambling Commission Andrew Lyman, Executive Director, Gambling Division, HM Government of Gibraltar Brendan Mac Namara, Principal Officer, Gambling Policy Division, Department of Justice and Equality of Ireland Teresa Monteiro, Vice-President of Turismo de Portugal, I.P Henrik Nordal, Director Deputy General, Norwegian Gaming Authority Jan Suyver, Chair of the Board of Directors of the Netherlands Gambling Authority Paweł Gruza, Undersecretary of State in the Ministry of Finance, Poland Alfred Hacker, Director, Federal Ministry of Finance, Austria David Trujillo, Director, Washington State Gambling Commission Submit Share Related Articleslast_img read more