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Lyon chief fires warning to Houssem Aouar over Arsenal transfer

first_img Metro Sport ReporterThursday 24 Sep 2020 11:22 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link5.4kShares Comment Aouar has been linked with Arsenal (Picture: Getty Images)Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas warned Houssem Aouar not to get his hopes up over a move to Arsenal, insisting they don’t have the funds to get the deal over the line. Aouar is thought to be one of Mikel Arteta’s top summer targets as he looks to bolster his Arsenal midfield. Lyon are demanding £54million for the 22-year-old, however, which could prove to be a stumbling block. Arsenal are desperately trying to trim down their squad to raise funds to bring new recruits to the club but time is running out before the end of the transfer window. AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTAnd Aulas publicly suggested that Aouar should be preparing to remain at Lyon this season.Asked if Aouar will stay at Lyon, Aulas replied: ‘Financially, Arsenal are like everyone else (in a tricky spot). Lyon chief fires warning to Houssem Aouar over Arsenal transfer Arteta is keen to add to his squad (Picture: Getty)‘And Houssem could say to himself that the best thing would be to stay with us.’Arsenal are not thought to be the only club interested in landing the Frenchman.It’s been reported that a mystery Champions League club reached out to express their interest in signing the central midfielder.Juventus and Bayern Munich are among the clubs who have been linked with him in the past.Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

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Gold Coast Glitter Strip apartment sells for $2.5 million in 24 hours

first_img13/1 Markwell Ave, Surfers Paradise.Mr Stevens said the sale was another example of the strength of the Surfers Paradise beachfront market.“I currently have a waiting list of genuine prestige buyers from around the country looking to secure these rarely available beachfront properties,” Mr Stevens said.“The demand is significantly outweighing the supply and with this current ratio well see highly desirable properties like this snapped up very quickly moving forward.” 13/1 Markwell Ave, Surfers Paradise. 13/1 Markwell Ave, Surfers Paradise.A LUXURY Surfers Paradise apartment has sold for $2.5 million within 24 hours of hitting the market.The three-bedroom residence is on the 11th floor of Platinum on the Beach.It was snapped up by Gold Coast buyers looking for a top-of-the-range Glitter Strip apartment.“The buyers were local and looking for a luxurious beachfront holiday home to utilise with friends and family with the long term view of living there permanently in the future,” Harcourts Coastal agent Tolemy Stevens said.“Platinum on the Beach is an elite address for those who demand the very best.”More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North10 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day agoThe property has mirror-finish timbers and marble features throughout.There are balconies off the bedrooms and living areas showcasing spectacular ocean views.last_img read more

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Real estate: Sun still shining on Far North property market

first_img Doom and gloom may be forecast for the country’s largest markets, but that doesn’t match up with the data in Cairns.NAB has forecast a 15 per cent drop in house prices for Sydney and Melbourne over the next 12 to 18 months, while ANZ is predicting a 13 per cent drop.Both banks estimate an average 10 per cent drop in house prices nationally, while the Commonwealth Bank’s worst-case scenario estimates house prices could drop a whopping 32 per cent. REIQ Far North Queensland zone chairman Tom Quaid said while confidence had been dented in the Cairns market, it was quite stable.However, there was a supply-and-demand issue, in that there’s not enough stock.“With the immediate economic impact of the COVID-19 restrictions and the threat of further lockdowns at one point, we saw a lot of owners either pull their properties from the market or put things on the backburner for a while and see what happened,” he said. “Some owners will look to get on the market and take advantage of this change in sentiment, though I would expect others to still write things off for a while and look at moving at a later stage,” he said.“If you were looking to upgrade to an executive home, you might now be a little more hesitant about taking on the greater mortgage, so decide to hold off. More from newsCairns home ticks popular internet search terms2 days agoTen auction results from ‘active’ weekend in Cairns2 days ago“We can hope that with destinations like Bali and Thailand off the table, more Australians will look to the Far North for their tropical getaway and that will help to fill the void, but we’ll be unlikely to get away without some pain,” he said.“Properties where the value was backed by high and previously consistent income from short-term accommodation will be affected, with owners needing to either factor in vacancy, transition to long-term rental or position as an owner-occupier prospect.” NEW VALUE OFFER: SUBSCRIBE FOR NEWS, HEADPHONES AND MORE! Doom and gloom may be forecast for the country’s largest markets, but that doesn’t match up with the data in Cairns.The Cairns property market may avoid a significant downturn despite grim predictions across the capital cities amid the coronavirus pandemic.House prices across Melbourne and Sydney face significant falls over the next 18 months, with the country’s biggest lenders warning a shrinking economy, falling consumer confidence and a drop in migration will weigh on the markets. While there have been forecasts of doom and gloom for the country’s largest markets, Mr Quaid said those predictions didn’t match up with the data in Cairns.“Places like Sydney and Melbourne have seen these big fluctuations fairly consistently over the past several years, going up 10-15 per cent in a year in some cases, and then pulling back when things get overheated or lending tightens up,” he said. However, Cairns still sits pretty well compared with much of Australia, with vacancy rates low even now and consistently strong gross yields for rental homes.“With interest rates now available below 3 per cent from a variety of lenders, property investors can still see positive returns, which should help keep interest flowing in that part of the market,” he said. “Conversely, if you were downsizing to an apartment, you might see this as a great time to get a premium for your house with little competition and then target something closer to the city.”Mr Quaid said Cairns was not immune to challenges and expected the region to see a sustained hit to employment, with tourism, as well as retail and other business, feeling the pinch without outside visitors. “In the meantime, there have still been people looking to purchase – people whose jobs haven’t been impacted, people with leases coming up that had already planned to make the move, people with changing family needs.”Mr Quaid said he expected things to look a little rosier in coming months, with more buyers returning to the market as restrictions were eased, but that would depend on the individual’s motivation. “Most of those owners in those cases have the equity to see out the waves. “Here in Cairns, we have seen pretty subdued growth in residential property, so that margin just doesn’t exist in many cases – quite often homes are still being sold for less than replacement cost, though they might still be sold at a profit compared to last purchase price.”last_img read more

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Public Welcome To Open House For Treatment Facility

first_imgThe public is welcome to view the Unity House in Lawrenceburg on Monday. (Image courtesy: CMHC)An open house for Unity House, the residential component of the Integrated Dual Disorders Treatment (IDDT) Program of Community Mental Health Center, Inc. will be held from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Monday at 608 Wilson Creek Road in Lawrenceburg.Unity House is a 10-bed residential treatment facility for individuals who have dual diagnoses of serious and persistent mental illnesses and substance use problems. A team of therapists, nurses, case managers, employment specialists, and program technicians work together with consumers to help them begin the journey of recovery and to maintain their progress on the journey.The event will include a ribbon-cutting ceremony with representatives from CMHC’s community partners on the Unity House project: Indiana Division of Mental Health and Addiction, Dearborn County Hospital, and the City of Lawrenceburg Redevelopment Commission.“We appreciate the support of DMHA, DCH and the City of Lawrenceburg on this project. They have made it possible for us to bring our services to a population of individuals truly in need of a specialized level of treatment,” said Tom Talbot, Executive Director of Community Mental Health Center, Inc.The public is welcome and encouraged to attend the open house, and light refreshments will be available. The entrance to Unity House is located behind Community Mental Health Center’s Main Center and the Dearborn County Hospital Federal Credit Union.CMHC’s Main Center is located at 285 Bielby Road in Lawrenceburg.“Integrated Dual Disorders Treatment is an evidence-based practice for providing mental health and substance abuse treatment services,” said Bridget Bascom-Hinkle, IDDT Program Director. “Decades of research for this model have shown positive outcomes for individuals in treatment by reducing the risk of homelessness, reducing hospitalizations and involvement in the criminal justice system, increasing opportunities for employment, and improvement in quality of life in general.”CMHC uses a network of facilities in Batesville, Brookville, Lawrenceburg, Rising Sun, St. Leon and Vevay to provide services in the counties of Dearborn, Franklin, Ohio, Ripley and Switzerland in Southeastern Indiana. The Center offers an array of services – including outpatient counseling, inpatient services to community and school-based services and housing services for individuals with serious and persistent mental illnesses.last_img read more

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Wenger linked with AC Milan

first_imgRelatedPosts No directive to constitute disciplinary committee against us — Ojudu, others ‘Army Officer’ in EFCC net for alleged multiple fraud COVID-19: NCAA to revoke erring airlines licence over non-compliance Arsene Wenger is in line to take over at AC Milan, according to reports.The former Arsenal manager spent 22 years in north London, earning legendary status amongst the Gunners faithful for his exploits.However, he has been out of work since leaving the Emirates in May 2018 after failing to secure Champions League football and crashing out of the Europa League at the semi-final stage.Milan could well be without a manager imminently as Marco Giampaolo’s disastrous start to the season continued on Saturday with Fiorentina romping to a 3-1 win at the San Siro.The Serie A giants are now 16th and have picked up just two points from their opening six games, trailing fierce rivals Inter who sit at the top of the table.Since taking charge in the summer, Antonio Conte has revitalised the Nerazzurri after signing Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez and they have won all of their opening fixtures thus far.According to Gazzetta dello Sport, Wenger has already been identified as the man to take over Milan.His chances of securing the top job are greatly heightened by the fact Ivan Gazidis, who worked alongside Wenger for years at Arsenal, is Milan’s CEO.Speculation about the 69-year-old taking charge in the summer reached an almost deafening crescendo before Giampaolo was appointed – a decision which the club’s hierarchy may well be regretting already.last_img read more

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Forgotten states Gold Cup case

first_img The ante-post favourite for the Ascot highlight enhanced his claims for next month’s two-and-a-half mile Group One after passing a stern test posed by Answered on his first start for 211 days. These two fought out a stirring finish to the Group Three contest over a mile and three-quarters after Sir Ector and Panama Hat had set the pace, and there was a length and a quarter in it at the line. Forgotten Rules warmed up for the Gold Cup at Royal Ascot when preserving his 100 per cent record in the Coolmore Vintage Crop Stakes at Navan. Press Associationcenter_img Forgotten Rules (8-11 favourite), trained by Dermot Weld and ridden by Pat Smullen, showed all the right qualities for a top stayer as he led two furlongs out and then held his race-fit rival, who had loomed up looking a major threat. The two principals pulled well clear of Sir Ector in third, while the sole British raider, the David Lanigan-trained Biographer, only beat one home and never got into contention. Forgotten Rules was trimmed into 2-1 favourite from 3-1 for the Gold Cup by Paddy Power. Weld said: “I was very pleased with the performance and thought it was an excellent renewal of the race. Two very brave and high-class stayers fought it out. “Not taking anything away from the second, he’s a very good horse. He had the benefit of a run and was getting 5lb, so I thought it was an excellent performance by Forgotten Rules on his first run back. “I’m pleased with the way he handled the drying ground and it augurs well for his future. “The obvious logical next step is the Ascot Gold Cup and the only caveat I would have is that he would never want the ground too firm. “Pat was very pleased with the way he strode out and he handled it well. It’s beautiful ground out there and any horse would go on it. Credit to Navan, the track is in super shape.” last_img read more

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Narine, Allicock fight ruled No-Contest

first_imgTHE Guyana Boxing Board of Control has officially declared the Anthony Narine debut fight against Keeve Allicock a No-Contest upon review of the fight tape from the ‘Bad Intentions’ card which was held on August 27. The initial decision of the fight saw Narine win after Allicock was disqualified for throwing an illegal blow after the referee called for the action to stop.However, the review of the fight recording showed Allicock’s illegal blow was in response to one by Narine. after the referee had called a stop to the action. The blow, also illegal, caused Narine, too, to be disqualified from the fight.Both boxers will see their records adjusted to reflect the new results.last_img

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Aliyah Abrams out of Women’s 400m in Qatar

first_imgGUYANA’S medal drought continued at the IAAF World Championships in Athletics after Aliyah Abrams failed to make it to the final of the women’s 400 metres in Doha, Qatar. Abrams ran 51.71 seconds to finish 5th place in the women’s 400 metres race, which was won by Salwa Eid Naser (49.79 seconds). America’s Phyllis Francis (50.22 seconds) was second and Iga Baumgat-Witan of Poland was third with a time of 51.02 seconds. Abrams’ PB in the 400m is 51.13 seconds.The 22-year-old Abrams, Emanuel Archibald (long jump) and Quamel Prince (men’s 800 metres), were the athletes representing Guyana at the IAAF showpiece.last_img

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Man City Beats Arsenal 3-0 to Go 16 Points Clear at…

first_imgDavid Silva finished off a fine team move in the 28th minute for City’s second before Sane did the same five minutes later.Arsenal had the opportunity to cut the deficit shortly after half-time but Ederson saved Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s penalty.The result sees City pull further away from Manchester United at the top of the table and marks Pep Guardiola’s 100th game at the club with a win.Arsenal, meanwhile, stay sixth, 10 points off the top four.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Manchester City produced a scintillating performance Thursday night to comprehensively beat Arsenal for the second time in five days and extend their lead at the top of the Premier League to 16 points.After beating the Gunners 3-0 in the Carabao Cup final on Sunday, City dominated in a toxic atmosphere at a half-full Emirates Stadium.Bernardo Silva opened the scoring in the 15th minute, beautifully curling in a left-footed strike into the far corner after Leroy Sane’s mazy run.last_img read more

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