Crystal Palace to demand £80m for Arsenal transfer target Wilfried Zaha

first_imgAdvertisement Comment Crystal Palace will hold out for £80m for Zaha (Picture: Getty)An £80m asking price is likely to deter both Arsenal and Tottenham, with Emery having just £45m to spend this summer.Emery is considering offloading a number of players, including Mesut Ozil, in a bid to raise further funds.Zaha is under contract with the Eagles until 2023 and scored ten goals in 34 Premier League appearanceslast season, providing another ten assists in those games.MORE: Arsenal in competition with Barcelona over the signature of AS Nancy teenager Bilel Hassaini Crystal Palace to demand £80m for Arsenal transfer target Wilfried Zaha Coral BarryTuesday 25 Jun 2019 1:23 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link589Sharescenter_img Arsenal and Spurs are interested in Zaha (Picture: Getty)Crystal Palace will demand £80million for Wilfried Zaha, according to reports.Zaha has made it clear that he wants to leave Palace, but Aaron Wan-Bissaka’s impending exit is set to complicate matters for the attacker.Palace do not want to sell Wan-Bissaka and Zaha in the same window and Manchester United are closing in on a £60m deal for the right-back.The Evening Standard claim Zaha may be forced to stay at the club amid interest from Arsenal and Tottenham.ADVERTISEMENT Advertisement Zaha was Palace’s stand-out creative force last season (Picture: Getty)Unai Emery has requested further cash from the Arsenal board to fund a big-money move for Zaha.Zaha is currently at the Africa Cup of Nations with the Ivory Coast and will delay a decision on his future until after the tournament.AdvertisementAdvertisementBut the 26-year-old could now return to a club reluctant to grant his transfer request.last_img read more

QTerminals Targets 21,000+ TEU Boxships

first_imgSince its opening in December 2016, Qatar’s Hamad Port has been on a growth trajectory, with monthly volumes increasing by more than twofold, the port’s figures show.Namely, within 14 months since the start of operations, Hamad’s monthly volumes grew from an average of just over 41,000 TEUs per month to 105,000 TEUs per month.The USD 7.4 billion port, located 40 km south of Doha, is the largest of its kind in the Middle East. It has been described as the key element of Qatar National Vision 2030, a roadmap for the country’s economic growth.The very start of the operations saw all container terminal operations from the Port of Doha transferred to Hamad.In its first phase, the port is capable of handling 2 million TEUs annually, which is sheduled to rise to 7.5 million TEUs upon scheduled completion in 2020.Mr. Neville Bissett, CEO of QTerminalsIn his first international interview, Mr. Neville Bissett, CEO of QTerminals, a company set up by Qatar Navigation (Milaha) and Qatar Ports Management Company (Mwani Qatar) to manage the port, spoke about the main drivers of the port’s growth as well as the goals for its future development.Bissett was appointed as the company’s first CEO in November 2017, shortly after the port’s official inauguration.His appointment came in the wake of the sanctions imposed by the UAE and other Arab states on Qatar, blocking the country’s air, sea, and land border connections.Impact of the Gulf CrisisQatar used the diplomatic fallout to bolster the role of Hamad Port as its maritime hub, helping the country directly import goods from China and Oman instead of transhipping them via Dubai.What is more, the Gulf crisis also resulted in Hamad strengthening its maritime links to other regional ports, including two Omani ports, Sohar and Salalah, Turkish Derince port, Pakistani Port of Karachi and Indian ports of Mundra and Nhava Sheva.According to Bissett, the port benefitted from the land blockade, which forced shipments to Qatar to enter via Hamad Port.“The volumes of all types of cargo being handled at Hamad Port have significantly increased as a result of the blockade, where land borders have been sealed, and the vast majority of imports and exports must come in or go out by sea, and to a much lesser extent by air. At the current monthly throughput rate, QTerminals is set to cross the 2 millionth TEU throughput milestone before the end of 2018, with most of the throughput being gateway cargo,” he explained.Qatar’s economy was unfazed by the political crisis, with the country’s GDP forecasted to rise to 3.9 pct in 2019, demonstrating increasing market confidence and continuing infrastructure investment, Bissett pointed out.“The blockade has not affected Qatar’s consumption as all goods and services remain available in the local markets thanks to the fast and effective measures taken by the Qatari Government and the resilience of the business community in Qatar,” he noted.Port capacityHamad Port has the capacity to handle post-Panamax vessels and provides services to shipping giants such as Maersk, MSC, CMA-CGM, Hapag-Lloyd, COSCO, Evergreen, Hyundai, MOL, NYK, Yang Ming and PIL, as well as the 2M, the Ocean Alliance and THE Alliance.Milaha and major feeder operators, including Samudera, Tehama and Xpress Feeders, are also calling at the port.The largest vessel handled by Hamad so far is the 14,568 TEU COSCO Kilimanjaro“Our future target is to handle Ultra Large Container Vessels (ULCVs) of 21,000+ TEU capacity with a 400+ meters length overall and draft of up to 16 meters. Our equipment selection going forward will be based on these minimum specifications,” Bissett added.“Larger ships have already started calling at Hamad Port, and QTerminals now handles 5 mainline services per week, which is a significant achievement considering that these services previously only called at Lower Gulf hub ports. Hamad Port has the infrastructure and the appropriate equipment to handle the next generation of vessels, and QTerminals has now put in place sufficient incentives – outstanding service delivery, superior productivity — for the mainline vessels to continue calling at Hamad Port,” he said.The port also handles break-bulk, project cargo, bulk, RORO, livestock cargoes and offshore supply vessels.“Since Hamad Port’s start of operations in 2016, we have handled 1.95 million tons of general cargo and almost 80,000 vehicles (RORO). With the dedicated multi-user and offshore supply services terminals due to open, we see significant potential in non-containerized cargo.”One-Millionth TEUJust last month, Hamad Port and QTerminals celebrated handling one millionth TEU in only 14 months of operations.“I believe this achievement is not only a reflection of our efforts but also of our ambitions to grow at a fast yet sustainable rate,” Bissett said.“Our key objectives are to continue to operate safely, improve productivity, offer value-added services, and grow the business in a structured and sustainable way. Investments are planned in the Container Terminal and General Cargo Terminals, the Multi-User Terminal (RORO & Livestock) and the Offshore Supply Terminal. These investments are necessary to ensure Hamad Port is well-positioned for future growth.”“A port community system is under development, which will provide a common, secure platform for port transactions to all port users. We are also positioning Hamad Port as a transshipment hub for the Upper Gulf region.”On a personal noteWhen asked about the experiences since he was named QTerminals’ CEO in November 2017, Bissett said “it has been an exciting journey” so far.“The blockade was just weeks old and the resulting impact on trade had to be confronted and resolved very quickly. At the time, we were taking over operations of the new port and terminal and we were very conscious of the fact that Hamad Port suddenly became the only gateway to Qatar. A management team had to be selected and over 1,000 staff phased in to operate the port 24/7,” he commented.The team managed to keep the port’s operations uninterrupted in cooperation with the Port Authority and other stakeholders and partners.The highest number of TEUs handled on a single vessel is 7,761 TEU on Maersk Saroja Tiga“Going forward, our vision and strategy for QTerminals is to position Hamad Port as our flagship port/terminal and our benchmark. With a focus on employing and retaining the brightest talents, QTerminals aims to be, within three years, the best terminal operator in the region in terms of overall quality of service and client satisfaction. Its long term vision is to be recognized internationally as the most reliable terminal operator and an enabler for the economic growth of Qatar,” Bissett said.Diversifying and expanding trading partner numbers has been identified as a key priority for Qatar’s economy and trade.QTerminals CEO said this was the reason the company was continuously working to forge new trading partnerships with other regions of the world and secure new sources and supply lines for Qatar.“On the other hand, Qatar’s growing exports are also finding their way to new markets. This demand and new opportunities are being created through access to new trade lanes, with a much farther reach than ever before. “The domestic demand for imported goods will remain stable and will keep growing organically. Qatar’s export products (downstream petroleum products) are priced very competitively and will continue to compete well regionally and globally,” he concluded.Interview conducted by Jasmina Ovcina Mandra, Editor, World Maritime News; Image Courtesy: QTerminalslast_img read more

Mourinho ‘mocked’ Man Utd’s penalty record this season

first_img Spurs have missed just one penalty, while Kane is the 11th deadliest player in the top flight from 12 yards this term having converted two penalties. Mourinho, of course, spent just over two years in charge of United and managed many of the players who have benefited from the club’s penalty glut this term – but how did their fortune compare from 12 yards under their former boss? In his first season at Old Trafford, back in 2016-17, United won just four penalties, scoring three and missing one, leaving them in 13th place in the Premier League penalty table. That same season, Bournemouth (10), Spurs (9), City (9), Liverpool (8) and Palace (7) were the five teams to win the most penalties in the top flight. read also: In Mourinho’s second season at United, his side were similarly unfortunate. They were awarded just three penalties all season and missed two of them, leaving them with a terrible conversion rate of just 33 percent. Crystal Palace (10), Everton, (8), Manchester City (8), Brighton (7) and Watford (6), were the five teams to win the most penalties in the top flight. Only City went on to win silverware, though those penalties did help Watford and Brighton to secure their Premier League status. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Tottenham Hotspurs manager, Jose Mourinho, has taken yet another swipe at Manchester United’s penalty record this season – and statistics show he may well have a point. Mourinho has repeatedly suggested United have benefitted from favourable refereeing decisions, leading to the awarding of a considerable number of penalties. The Special One says Bruno Fernandes has proven himself to be a good penalty taker, but only because he ‘has about 20 to take’ rather than his calmness and technique from 12 yards. United have won a staggering 14 penalties this term – that’s more than any other club in a Premier League season and three more than Manchester City’s total of 11. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side have also made the most of their good fortune, having converted 10 of their 14 pens, giving them a conversion rate of 71 percent. All 10 of those spot-kicks have been scored by Marcus Rashford (6) and Fernandes (4), with Rashford top of the penalty scoring charts this term and the Portuguese playmaker two places behind. In comparison, Mourinho’s Spurs are well down the Premier League penalty table, with the club having been awarded just four all season – though that tally is still the eighth best in the division.Advertisement Loading… center_img Promoted ContentBest Car Manufacturers In The WorldBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s Hysterical7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty PennyWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Toplast_img read more

Holcomb’s COVID-19 Response

first_imgStatewide—Governor Eric J. Holcomb has announced that Indiana small businesses are eligible for financial assistance under a disaster designation by the U.S. Small Business Administration.This declaration is in response to a formal request Gov. Holcomb submitted with the SBA on Tuesday, seeking assistance through the organization’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan program for small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak in Indiana.“Small businesses play a critical role in driving Indiana’s economy forward, with more than 512,000 employing 1.2 million Hoosiers across the state,” Gov. Holcomb said. “These disaster loans will provide much needed financial support to small business owners who are weathering the impact of the coronavirus outbreak.”Under the program, small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, and nonprofits across the state are eligible to apply for low-interest loans up to $2 million to help overcome the temporary loss of revenue due to the COVID-19 outbreak. These loans may be used to pay fixed debts, payroll, accounts payable and other bills incurred during this public health emergency. The loan interest rates for small businesses and nonprofits are 3.75% and 2.75%, respectively, with terms up to 30 years.To qualify for disaster loans, applicants must demonstrate credit history, the ability to repay the loan, and proof of physical presence in Indiana and working capital losses. Additionally, the Indiana Small Business Development Center, which has 10 regional offices throughout the state, will provide free business advising and application assistance for small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak.To apply for loans or receive more information about the Economic Injury Disaster Loan program, visit Contact 1-800-659-2955 or with additional questions. The deadline to apply for the disaster loans is Dec. 18, 2020.last_img read more

Joseph J. “Joe” Harp, 51

first_imgJoseph J. “Joe” Harp, 51, Osgood, passed away on Thursday, September 10, 2020 at his residence. Born, August 5, 1969 in Franklin, Indiana, he was the son of Roy and Edna Marie (Wilmer) Harp.  Joe graduated from Jac-Cen-Del High School. He worked at Valeo in Greensburg. He was a huge Cincinnati Reds fan. He also a fan of the Cincinnati Bengals, Indiana Pacers, and the WWE.  He was an animal lover.  He was a member of the St. John’s Catholic Church in Osgood. He is survived by one brother and sister-in-law, Michael (Laura) Harp, Lake Santee; niece and nephew, Melanie and Aaron Harp. He was preceded in death by his parents. Graveside services will be held on Monday, September 14, 2020 at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Cemetery in Millhousen with Sr. Shirley Gerth officiating. Memorials may be made to the Ripley County Humane Society.  Online condolences can be made to the family at www.popfuneralhome.comlast_img read more

Gernot Rohr loses mother

first_imgRelatedPosts Rohr lists Musa, Ekong, 23 others for Cote d’Ivoire, Tunisia friendlies Rohr: Osimhen’ll join a big club Rohr holds virtual meeting with Super Eagles Assistants Super Eagles manager, Gernot Rohr, has lost his aged mother, madam Elizabeth Rohr. The late mother of the footballer, according to the official Twitter handle of the Nigeria Football Federation, @theNFF, died at the ripe age of 97. “We commiserate with @NGSuperEagles Head coach, Mr Gernot Rohr who just lost his mother Madam Elisabeth Rohr. She was 97. May her soul rest in peace,” the football house tweeted. Rohr guided the senior national team to a pulsating 2-2 draw against Ukraine in Tuesday’s international friendly game at the Dnipro Arena.Tags: Dnipro ArenaElizabeth RohrGernot Rohrlast_img read more

Syracuse men’s lacrosse opponent preview: What to know about Hobart

first_img Published on April 5, 2017 at 10:25 am Contact Matthew: | @MatthewGut21 One of college lacrosse’s longest-standing traditions plays out for the 103rd time in Geneva, New York, on Wednesday night as unranked Hobart hosts No. 2 Syracuse. On Saturday, the Orange (7-1, 3-0 Atlantic Coast) held on to beat then-No. 1 Notre Dame, 11-10, behind a suffocating defense and four goals from senior attack Nick Mariano. Hobart (4-5, 1-1 Northeast), which first played SU in 1916, last played on March 25 in an 8-7 loss at Sacred Heart.Here’s what you need to know about the Statesmen ahead of the annual Kraus-Simmons Trophy matchup.All-time series: Syracuse leads, 74-26-2Last time they played: Syracuse scored five unanswered goals out of the gate to cruise to the 13-6 win at Hobart’s Boswell Field. Jordan Evans scored four times and Mariano and Sergio Salcido added two apiece almost a year ago to the date. SU outshot the Statesmen 43 to 21, totaled 25 shots on goal to Hobart’s 13 and capitalized on 15 Statesmen turnovers. Plus, the Orange picked up 27 ground balls and converted on 2-of-3 extra-man opportunities. In the teams’ last three meetings, SU has outscored its central New York counterpart 46-20.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe Hobart report: The week after SU trounced Siena, Hobart nearly lost to the Saints but came away with a 16-15 win. The Statesmen boast the nation’s 16th-best scoring offense at 11.89 goals per game. Outside of that, Hobart does not stand out. Its defense ranks 55th, man-up offense 66th and man-down defense 36th.Starting goalie Jackson Brown started shaky, head coach Greg Raymond said. The senior ranked 10th in the nation in saves per game last year, and should face a number of shots from Syracuse on Wednesday night. Hobart’s defensive midfielders and close defenders alike have sustained a number of minor injuries that have kept Hobart from taking the field with a fully-healthy defense. Junior Connor Flood, 6-foot-3, 215-pound senior Arik Andreen and junior D. Bennett Moore provide some experience on the back line.“It’s been a very choppy season defensively,” Raymond said. “When we are healthy and urgent, we’re capable.”Hobart’s offense has shown flashes of power. Raymond said scoring starts with the five-man unit in sophomore attack Chris Aslanian (13 goals, 15 assists), freshman attack/midfielder Justin Scott (19, two), senior attack/midfielder Max Romm (18, two), sophomore midfielder Bryan Hancock (12, five) and senior attack Frank Brown (13, 10).Daily Orange File PhotoSU head coach John Desko said Tuesday that what’s most striking is the size of Hobart’s offensive players. Several stand above 6-foot-1 and can work in traffic from distance and near the crease alike. The starting attack scored just seven times on 40 shots against Sacred Heart. In its previous two games, Hobart scored 35 goals — representative of the unit’s inconsistency.“I think it’s a pretty balanced attack,” Raymond said. “One that’s anxious to bounce back.”How Syracuse beats Hobart: Syracuse will play on three-days rest and outside of the Carrier Dome, both factors that favor Hobart. Yet when asked whether the Statesmen could pull off the upset, Raymond chuckled. The fourth-year head coach said Hobart could compete with the second-ranked team in the country, then recalled the 2015 matchup, an 18-5 SU blowout win.“On one-day rest they came in,” Raymond said, “and I haven’t had an ass-kicking like that in my life.”Should SU continue to ride its recent success on both sides of the ball against a fledging Hobart team, an outcome like that seems more likely than an eighth consecutive one-goal game.Numbers to know:28 — Wins for Syracuse in its last 30 meetings against Hobart50 — Percentage of man-up opportunities the Orange converts on, tied for sixth-best in the countryPlayer to watch: Chris Aslanian, attack, No. 18The 6-foot-3, 200-pounder has size, strength and quickness around the goal that makes him Hobart’s leading points-getter. The NEC Rookie of the Year in 2016, Aslanian finished second on the team in goals, points and assists. He didn’t record a single point in Hobart’s last game, but he scored six goals and had seven assists against Wagner on March 18. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Women’s tennis: Badgers look to rebound from recent Big Ten losses against Ohio State

first_imgThe University of Wisconsin women’s tennis team (8—10, 2—4 Big Ten) will play a home matches against  No. 30 The Ohio State (9—6, 3—3 Big Ten) Sunday.Since Wisconsin was off Easter weekend, the matches this weekend will be the Badgers first appearances since nearly two weeks ago when they dropped contests to both Purdue and Michigan State. Also losing to Penn State last night, some of Wisconsin’s more promising young players have slumped.Freshman MaryAnn Rompf has fallen in four straight singles matches and has yet to win in doubles play this year.  Hopefully, Rompf can turn it around this weekend as the five-star high school recruit is one of the Badgers best young players.Softball: Wisconsin looks to cage Hawkeyes in weekend battle from IowaThe University of Wisconsin softball team (16–13, 2–2 Big Ten) travels on the road to Iowa (15–17, 1–4 Big Ten) Read…On the other hand, freshman Lexi Keberle, the No. 26 recruit in the nation coming into the year, has transitioned effortlessly to become the Badger’s primary option this season.Keberle is 26—8 overall in singles going up against competing schools’ top players. She has also maintained her high level of play despite the Badgers cold streak, winning six matches in her last ten, more than anyone else on Wisconsin.For The Ohio State, Anna Sanford will be the Buckeyes’ No. 1 player with an 11—4 singles record this year, winning her last six matches. This may be Keberle’s toughest match of the year as the Badgers schedule have yet to reach the more difficult part of their schedule.Women’s Basketball: Ogunbowale leads Notre Dame on incredible tournament runLeading the University of Notre Dame women’s basketball team to a championship last weekend in Columbus, Ohio, Arike Ogunbowale secured Read…But the Buckeyes are all around a great team and will make for tough matchups down the lineup.  As the top-ranked team Wisconsin will play this year, Ohio State maintained a .622 winning percentage overall in singles and .794 percentage in doubles going into the week.Opening serve will be Sunday at noon at the Nielsen Tennis Center in Madison.last_img read more

Munster Senior Hurling Championship opener

first_imgHe says he’s looking forward to it but admits it will be a big step up for him. The Shannonsiders reached the All Ireland semi final last year only to be beaten by Kilkenny.The winners of this Sundays encounter will play Tipperary on June 21st.Limerick’s Cian Lynch is one who is hoping to line out for the Treaty men on Sunday having made the move up from minor.last_img

Paraguayan golfer wins Malaysian Open

first_imgSeamus Power is 3 under par with Padraig Harraington 3 over par.Jordan Speith leads the way on 17 under par. The Paraguayan finished 19 under par and one shot clear after a final round of 63.Ireland’s Niall Turner finished 4 over par.Meanwhile, Shane Lowry is 5 under par after round three at the AT&T Pebble Beach PRO-AM.last_img