Arsenal still working on £60m Wilfried Zaha transfer despite record-breaking Nicolas Pepe deal

first_imgPepe is expected to be confirmed as an Arsenal player this week (Picture: Getty)The Gunners, despite the lengthy negotiations, felt they were making progress on a move for Zaha and they know the winger remains keen on a move to the Emirates.AdvertisementAdvertisementWith just nine days left of the window, Zaha remains intent on leaving Selhurst Park and it’s claimed that the Gunners are prepared to revive their move to test Palace’s resolve.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 ArsenalArsenal’s opening bid of around £40m was rejected immediately by Palace, who value the winger at closer to £70m.Everton have since entered the bidding for Zaha and are willing to use Cenk Tosun as a makeweight in the deal.MORE: Arsenal technical director Edu basically confirms signing of his son Luigi Gaspar from Corinthians Arsenal still working on £60m Wilfried Zaha transfer despite record-breaking Nicolas Pepe deal by Metro Top articles Read More Coming Next Skip Video Settings Full Screen Read More 1/1 Manchester United captain Harry Maguire Wilfried Zaha remains a target for Arsenal (Picture: Getty)Arsenal remain in talks with Crystal Palace over the signing of Wilfried Zaha and have not given up hope of signing the Ivory Coast international.The Gunners are set to announce the £72m capture of Nicolas Pepe this week after deciding to make the Lille winger the club’s record signing.Pepe’s arrival looked certain to end Arsenal’s protracted negotiations with Palace, which started over six weeks ago.However, iNews claim Arsenal are persisting with a move for Zaha and hope to sign the 26-year-old alongside their move for Pepe.ADVERTISEMENT Advertisement Read Morecenter_img Comment Read More PLAY / 1 min. story Read More SPONSORED Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Rio Ferdinand tells Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop struggling Skip Ad About Connatix V67539 Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 31 Jul 2019 2:21 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link9.1kShares Advertisementlast_img read more

Birth tests ‘can predict obesity’

first_img Tweet 12 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring! Share Sharecenter_img HealthLifestyle Birth tests ‘can predict obesity’ by: – November 30, 2012 Share Researchers say a baby’s chance of being obese in childhood can be predicted at birth using a simple formula.The formula combines several known factors to estimate the risk of obesity.The authors of the study, published in PLos One, hope it will be used to identify babies at risk.Childhood obesity can lead to many health problems, including Type 2 diabetes and heart disease.Researchers from Imperial College London looked at 4,032 Finnish children born in 1986 and at data from two further studies of 1,503 Italian children and 1,032 US children. They found that looking at a few simple measurements, such as a child’s birthweight and whether the mother smoked, was enough to predict obesity.Previously it had been thought that genetic factors would give bigger clues to later weight problems, but only about one in 10 cases of obesity is the result of a rare gene mutation that affects appetite.Obesity in children is rising, with the NHS estimating that 17% of boys and 15% of girls in England are now obese.The risk factors for obesity are already well known, but this is the first time these factors have been put together in a formula.Prof Philippe Froguel from Imperial College London, who led the study, said that prevention was the best strategy. Once obese, a child can find it difficult to lose weight.“The equation is based on data everyone can obtain from a newborn, and we found it can predict around 80% of obese children.“Unfortunately, public prevention campaigns have been rather ineffective at preventing obesity in school-age children. Teaching parents about the dangers of overfeeding and bad nutritional habits at a young age would be much more effective.“The message is simple. All at-risk children should be identified, monitored and given good advice, but this costs money.”Prof Paul Gately, a specialist in childhood obesity at Leeds Metropolitan University, said a tool like this would help the NHS target specific people at risk rather than the “scattergun one-size-fits-all approach, which we know does not work”. “Rather than spending money on a huge number of people, we can be more specific and spend appropriately. We may not save money in the short-term but it will be spent more wisely and could reduce [obesity-related] NHS bills in the future. “We’ve done a great job of outlining that obesity is a serious issue but we have made the general public paranoid that everyone is at risk. “Tools like this will help change that attitude. Once we use the tool, we need intervention programmes for children at a greater risk.”BBC Newslast_img read more

India, Brazil sign 15 accords to deepen ties

first_imgIndian PrimeMinister Narendra Modi and Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro took to socialmedia to hail the closer cooperation and agreements struck during Bolsonaro’sofficial visit to India.  Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro (left) shakes hands with India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his ceremonial reception at the forecourt of India’s Rashtrapati Bhavan Presidential Palace in New Delhi, India on Jan. 25. REUTERS/ALTAF HUSSAIN DELHI – Indiaand Brazil have signed 15 accords aimed at forging closer ties between the twoemerging market giants across a range of sectors, both countries’ leaders saidon Saturday.center_img Brazil’sforeign minister Ernesto Araujo tweeted the 15 accords signed by the two countriesrepresent a move “against the structures of globalist thought.”(Reuters)last_img read more

SportMod Mayhem is Saturday at Dodge City

first_imgBy Lonnie WheatleyDODGE CITY, Kan. – Mayhem will most assuredly ensue as Dodge City Raceway Park hosts the third annual SportMod Mayhem event this Saturday night.While the IMCA SportMods will battle it out for a $1,000 winner’s share, the Aug. 27 card will also include Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks.Saturday’s racing action atop the 3/8-mile clay oval will go green at 7:30 p.m. General admission is $15 with children 11 and under admitted free when accompanied by an adult.Woodward, Okla.’s Mike Roach reigns as defending SportMod Mayhem winner after topping a field of 29 entries last year. Clay Money topped the inaugural version of SportMod Mayhem in 2014.last_img read more

Leeds keen to take Norwich striker Kyle Lafferty on loan

first_imgLeeds have enquired about taking out-of-favour Norwich striker Kyle Lafferty on loan. The Northern Ireland frontman was in the form of his life throughout his country’s successful Euro 2016 qualifying campaign, hitting seven goals in nine appearances, but has been unable to persuade Canaries boss Alex Neil of his value. He has made just two appearances all season, with a paltry 13 minutes of Premier League action. Press Associationcenter_img The 28-year-old knows that cannot continue if he is to reach the finals match fit and said earlier this week he would be forced to reassess his Norwich future if things did not change quickly. And Leeds boss Steve Evans has been first to react. “He’s done terrifically well for Northern Ireland and I have placed a call in to (Norwich boss) Alex Neil to see what the situation is,” Evans told BBC Radio Leeds. “Kyle needs to be playing.” Although out-of-favour at Carrow Road, Lafferty’s availability could be complicated by the departure of Gary Hooper to Sheffield Wednesday. The Irish Football Association told Press Association Sport the matter would be between the two clubs until Friday’s friendly against Latvia, where Lafferty is expected to play a full 90 minutes to help with his conditioning. last_img read more

Trump: Anti-Mueller Lawyer Emmet Flood Leaving in June

first_imgEmmet Flood, the lawyer who joined the White House legal team to assist during the Mueller investigation, is set to leave within days.On Saturday, President Trump tweeted:Emmet Flood, who came to the White House to help me with the Mueller Report, will be leaving service on June 14th. He has done an outstanding job – NO COLLUSION – NO OBSTRUCTION! Case Closed! Emmet is my friend, and I thank him for the GREAT JOB he has done.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 1, 2019 The news was not entirely unexpected, as Flood had reportedly been telling the President that he wanted to leave the team with the conclusion of the Russia probe. Meanwhile, Mueller resigned from the Department of Justice on Wednesday.According to sources, the President and Flood met on Friday to discuss the timing of Flood’s exit.It is unknown whether he would have remained in the West Wing if the House Judiciary Committee had initiated impeachment proceedings against Mr. Trump.Flood drafted the White House’s response to the Mueller report. In it, he took issue with Attorney General Bill Barr for not coming to a conclusion on obstruction. He wrote, “The special counsel and his staff failed in their duty to act as prosecutors and only as prosecutors,” and that Mueller needed to “either ask the grand jury to return an indictment or decline to charge the case.”His letter continues, “The (special counsel) instead produced a prosecutorial curiosity — part ‘truth commission’ report and part law school exam paper.” He also accused Mueller of putting in the report “factual information that has never been subjected to adversarial testing or independent analysis.”last_img read more

Arrest Warrant Issued for NFL Players Wanted on Armed Robbery, Assault Charges in Miramar

first_imgMiramar Police say they have a warrant for the arrest of New York Giants cornerback DeAndre Baker and Seattle Seahawks cornerback Quinton Dunbar.The pair allegedly threatened another person a gun at a party on Wednesday and then robbed the individual, according to a police report.The players reportedly stole money and luxury brand watches from the victim.Baker, who was armed with a semi-automatic firearm during the incident, faces four counts of armed robbery and aggravated assault with a firearm.Dunbar is also faceing four counts of armed robbery with a firearm. Baker was the Giants’ first round pick in the 2019 draft and started 15 games last season.(1/2) A warrant to arrest has been issued for Deandre Baker, of the @Giants (four counts of Armed Robbery with a Firearm and four counts of Aggravated Assault with a Firearm.) Quinton Dunbar of the @Seahawks also has a warrant to arrest for four counts of Armed Robbery with a pic.twitter.com/vDDWMjYDaO— Miramar Police (@MiramarPD) May 14, 2020 Two NFL players are wanted in Miramar, on charges of armed robbery and assault.center_img He graduated from Miami Northwestern High School five years ago and attended the University of Georgia.New York selected him 30th in the 2019 draft.Meanwhile, Dunbar is a 2010 graduate of Miami’s Booker T. Washington High School. He graduated from the University of Florida in 2015 and becoming one of the most sought un-drafted free agents, eventually signing a three-year deal worth $1.57 million with the Washington Redskins.He was traded to the Seattle Seahawks in March for a fifth-round selection in last month’s NFL draft, and is a cousin of former University of Miami star Denzel Perryman, who is now a linebacker for the Los Angeles Chargers.This is a developing story.last_img read more

American swimmers make up Rio robbery story

first_img(YAHOOSPORTS) – Ryan Lochte’s U.S. swimming teammates told Brazilian authorities yesterday the 12-time Olympic gold medallist fabricated their story about being robbed at gunpoint in Rio de Janeiro, according to ESPN.Details of the alleged fabrication first came yesterday morning from ABC News correspondent Matt Gutman, who cited Brazilian authority sources claiming the existence of video footage showing a U.S. swimmer “breaking down” a bathroom door and “fighting” security at a gas station around the time the robbery allegedly occurred. Video footage of a verbal confrontation between the four U.S. Olympic swimmers and security at the gas station was released later yesterday by Brazil’s O Globo newspaper.American swimmers Gunnar Bentz, Jack Conger, James Feigen and Lochte first claimed to be victims of an alleged armed robbery of their taxi cab en route to the Olympic Village on their way back from a party at the French hospitality house early Sunday morning, according to the U.S. Olympic Committee.Video obtained by the Daily Mail on Tuesday appeared to show the U.S. swimmers returning to the Olympic Village around 07:00hrs. on Sunday — after the alleged robbery – carrying valuables and joking with each other. According to reports, Brazilian police grew sceptical when the swimmers failed to provide important details about the robbery, including when and where the incident occurred.During multiple interviews with members of NBC’s Today show, Lochte stood by the robbery story.“We got pulled over in our taxi and these guys came out with a badge, a police badge,” Lochte told the Today show’s Billy Bush in a taped interview Sunday. “No lights, no nothing, just a police badge. They pulled us over, they pulled out their guns. They told the other swimmers to get down on the ground. They got down on the ground. I refused. I was like, ‘We didn’t do anything wrong,’ so I’m not getting down on the ground. And then the guy pulled out his gun, he cocked it, put it to my forehead and said ‘get down.’ I put my hands up. I was like ‘whatever.’ He took our money, he took my wallet.”Speaking with Today’s Matt Lauer on Wednesday, Lochte reiterated, “We wouldn’t make this story up. We’re victims in this and we’re happy that we’re safe.” However, the six-time Olympic gold medallist altered details about his original story during Wednesday’s conversation with Lauer, saying they stopped at the gas station to use the men’s room and the gun was aimed in his “general direction”.Gutman’s report yesterday morning appeared to contradict Lochte’s account of the alleged robbery.Later yesterday, the gas station owner told Brazil’s O Globo news the U.S. quartet urinated on his Shell franchise’s walls in Rio’s Barra da Tijuca neighbourhood at the time in question. Meanwhile, the British Daily Mail reported a security guard drew a gun at the swimmers after they drunkenly “destroyed a gas station toilet and refused to pay for the damage.” The swimmers then reportedly paid.The video footage released by O Globo shows the four U.S. swimmers retreating into an alley on the property before returning to their taxi. At that point, someone approaches the vehicle, the swimmers get out, and they’re led to a landing outside the gas station, where they sit with their arms raised.O Globo’s footage did not include a broken bathroom door or a physical confrontation with security, although USA Today maintained the swimmers damaged a bathroom door when they could not enter.On Wednesday, sufficiently sceptical of the U.S. Olympians’ accounts, a Brazilian judge issued a search and seizure warrant to further question the swimmers. While Lochte had already returned to the U.S., Conger and Bentz were removed from their flight home by Brazilian authorities on Wednesday night. Feigen also remained in Brazil. All three were cooperating with Brazilian police, the USOC said.last_img read more

Football News Victor Lindelof saves Manchester United in draw with Burnley in Premier League

first_imghighlights But United’s pressure was rewarded by Lindelof in the final moments. United stay sixth and sit two points behind fourth-placed Chelsea, who have a game in hand in the race to qualify for the Champions League. Just nine minutes had gone when Pogba played through Rashford, who exchanged passes with Romelu Lukaku only to roll his shot well wide from a hugely promising position.          Endeavour         It looked like being the start of another successful outing for Solskjaer and his team, but Burnley, vastly improved in recent weeks under Sean Dyche, clearly had other ideas. Jones was required to make a superbly-timed tackle to deny Barnes as he lined up a cross from Dwight McNeil.               And although United ended the first half looking in control, all too often, they ran out of ideas in the final third. Pogba had the ball in the net after 38 minutes only for the goal to be ruled out for an obvious offside, while Juan Mata shot wide from long range.        Mata, again, tried his luck from just inside the area with an effort that was well saved by Heaton, who did likewise moments later from Pogba’s curling effort.The shock of falling behind certainly did not dull United’s attacking endeavour, with Rashford first forcing Heaton into a parried save from 25 yards and then driving a low shot just wide of the post. In what was becoming an open and entertaining affair, the impressive Burnley youngster McNeil responded with a spectacular 30-yard strike that brought an equally brilliant punched save from de Gea. Solskjaer responded by sending on Lingard, another player the United manager had opted to rest, who replaced the hapless Pereira and was quickly followed by the introduction of Sanchez as United chased the game.       The pressure predictably mounted thereafter, with Heaton making a breathtaking save at the foot of his post after Lukaku had appeared to have flicked in Young’s near-post cross after 66 minutes. For all the Latest Sports News News, Football News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Manchester United escaped with a draw in Burnley.Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has not lost a game for United in charge.Manchester United are sixth in the table. Manchester: Manchester United preserved Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s unbeaten start as manager with two goals in the final five minutes of a dramatic 2-2 draw against Burnley on Tuesday. The result ended Solskjaer’s perfect streak of eight successive victories since the Norwegian took over from the sacked Jose Mourinho before Christmas. But Solskjaer remains unbloodied in his interim spell after Ashley Young sent over a 92nd-minute cross, Alexis Sanchez’s header was saved by Tom Heaton and defender Victor Lindelof pounced to net the last-gasp equaliser at Old Trafford. Earlier, Solskjaer’s magical touch seemed to have deserted him when Andreas Pereira, handed just the third league start of his career by the manager, gifted Burnley an opening goal after 51 minutes when he received a pass from teammate Phil Jones and was immediately dispossessed by Burnley’s Jack Cork.     The midfielder’s through ball quickly played Ashley Barnes into space in the United area and his devastating shot gave David de Gea no chance as it soared into the roof of the net. After 80 minutes, and the latest in a series of disappointing misses from Marcus Rashford, Burnley doubled their lead when Ashley Westwood was allowed space to cross from the right and the unmarked Chris Wood headed in from six yards.  United ensured a thrilling finale three minutes from time when Jeff Hendrick was judged to have brought down Jesse Lingard and Paul Pogba stroked in the penalty. Pogba then produced a magnificent shot that appeared destined for the top corner until Heaton made a stunning save.last_img read more

Healy claims family bragging rights after stunning knock

first_imgMELBOURNE, Australia (Reuters) – Australia’s pugnacious wicketkeeper-batswoman Alyssa Healy has another claim for bragging rights in her famous cricketing family after starring in her team’s fifth Women’s Twenty20 World Cup triumph on Sunday.Opener Healy led from the front with a brilliant 39-ball 75 as Meg Lanning’s Australia roared to an 85-run win in front of a crowd of 86 000 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on International Women’s Day.Her husband Mitchell Starc, fast bowler for the Australian men’s team, was among the thrilled fans, having come home early from the tour of South Africa to watch his wife hammer the Indian bowlers.Five years before at the same venue, Starc bowled New Zealand’s hard-hitting captain Brendon McCullum for a duck in the final of the one-day World Cup to set Australia on the path to a dominant win in front of 93 000 fans.Her uncle Ian Healy, who kept wicket for Australia and is third on the all-time list for total dismissals in Test cricket, would have beamed in pride when his niece snaffled an edge to remove India’s 16-year-old prodigy Shafali Verma for two.Asked who had the upper hand now in the family, Alyssa Healy wasted no time in responding.“One hundred percent me,” she told reporters, beaming.“I’ve been a part of a lot of successful World Cup campaigns now but to do it here on home soil was always going to be incredibly difficult to do.“I guess Mitch and I are 1-1 on that stage.”Healy was dropped on nine by fellow opener Verma at cover and made sure India would pay.She scored consecutive sixes off spinner Rajeshwari Gayakwad and later, three sixes in succession off the hapless medium pacer Shikha Pandey to send the terraces into delirium.By the time she was dismissed slogging spinner Radha Yadav, Healy and opening partner Beth Mooney had put 115 on the board by the 12th over.Mooney went on with the job and went off unbeaten on 78, having driven Australia to an imposing 184 for four.Mooney was named player-of-the-tournament after finishing top of the runs list with 259 at an average of 64, the highest total in the tournament’s seven editions.Although Australia have won plenty of global trophies, seeing 86 000 fans at the MCG was a first for a team that have claimed almost all of their major silverware overseas.With the attendance easily the biggest for a women’s sporting event in the country, it felt like a watershed moment for the game and for women’s sport in general.The Australian players, for all their brilliance, have long been overshadowed by the men’s team and their achievements only belatedly recognised.“I don’t think that anything’s ever going to top that,” said 29-year-old Healy, who danced with her team mates on stage with American pop singer Katy Perry at the post-final concert.“I hope that there are girls in this side that are going to experience that for a long period of time.“But for me I never thought that we would get the opportunity to do something as cool as we did today and play in front of almost 90 000 at the MCG in a home World Cup final.“It’s a dream come true.”last_img read more