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Canary Wharf bids are approaching the right price

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Unai Emery blames Aaron Ramsey for Europa League final heartbreak

first_imgAdvertisement Unai Emery blames Aaron Ramsey for Europa League final heartbreak Comment Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 28 May 2019 11:26 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link4kShares Aaron Ramsey will watch the Europa League final from the stands (Picture: Getty)Arsenal boss Unai Emery has revealed Aaron Ramsey ignored his advice before sustaining a costly injury that ruled him out of the Europa League final.The Welshman will watch Arsenal’s clash with Chelsea from the sidelines after sustaining a hamstring strain in the Gunners’ quarter-final victory against Napoli.The win in Naples was Ramsey’s final appearance for the club as the midfielder is due to join Juventus this summer but he had hoped to end his 11-year stay with the Gunners with a win in Azerbaijan.However, Emery has suggested the midfielder is to blame as he ignored his advice to rest before the fateful win against Napoli.ADVERTISEMENT Ramsey injured his hamstring in Naples (Picture: Getty)Ramsey played 68 minutes in Arsenal’s win against Watford just 72 hours before their game in Naples and Emery says he told the midfielder to sit out the game.AdvertisementAdvertisementThe Welshman, though, was desperate to play.‘Now we can speak about that,’ said Emery.‘Sometimes you cannot play every match with the same players because some players can be a risk for injury. When he was playing against Napoli, he was injured.‘The Monday before we played Watford, we won 1-0, and I prefer he didn’t play. I spoke with him. “Aaron, we are playing a lot of matches now. I think you need to rest one match.’‘[He said]: “No, no, coach, I want to play, I want to play, I want to play, I want play, it is very important for me, it is very important for the team, I want to play.”“‘OK. Play.’ And we won. After, Napoli. ‘You OK?’ “Coach, I can, I can, I can.’ And this is the process with him I had.”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 ArsenalRamsey had been keen on staying at the Emirates but was left shocked when the club withdrew a contract offer they had made to him.The midfielder then attracted interest from across Europe and is reportedly set to earn an eye-watering £400,000-a-week in Turin.MORE: Chelsea accept £115m bid from Real Madrid for Eden Hazard after Roman Abramovich intervention Advertisementlast_img read more

Canal versus beach: Who wins? Queensland’s most expensive sales this week have the answer

first_imgThe younger beachfront home at 171 Jefferson Lane, Palm Beach. Picture: Realestate.com.au What a view to wake up to in Noosaville. The “absolute beachfront” home in Palm Beach. Just wow! Water, water, everywhere outside the windows of the canal home.The Noosaville home at 27 Wyuna Drive was a four bedroom, three bathroom double car garage house that sold for $4.36m. It had not just its own pontoon but also a boat ramp.The Palm Beach beachfront home at 171 Jefferson Lane had six bedrooms, three bathrooms, and a double-car garage – and sold for $3.5m. It was marketed as having been “architecturally reinvented to maximise uninterrupted ocean vistas”. “It presents an incredibly rare opportunity for the new owner to soak in the ultimate beachfront lifestyle, positioned on a large 412sq m block with wide 10.1 metre frontage,” the listing said. Would you pay more for a place to tie up your boat in a canal or for beachfront?THE most expensive homes sold this past week have answered the ultimate Queensland property question – canal or beach? Coastal properties won hands down when it came to fetching the top prices in the state over the week, with the top two places taken up by a modern Hamptons-style beachfront home and an older dated canal front property. More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this homeless than 1 hour agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investorless than 1 hour agoThe older canal home at 27 Wyuna Drive, Noosaville.Despite its age, it was the Noosaville canal front home that was the most expensive one sold in Queensland over the week – selling for close to a million more than a brand spanking new beachfront in Palm Beach.Certainly location played a big part in that, with Noosa now one of the hottest markets for retirees and downsizers both within Queensland and interstate. The ultimate beach pad. Certainly lots of counter space in the canal home.last_img read more

Series 700 prototype ready in September

first_imgBYLINE: Norihiko Yoshie (left) and Junichui Ito (right)ROLLING STOCK engineers from JR Central and JR West are confident that they will be able to achieve lower capital and running costs with the next generation of shinkansen train. Due to roll out in September, the 16-car N300 prototype, forerunner of a fleet of trains to be known as Series 700, has been developed jointly by both companies.Heading the development team are Junichi Ito, Manager of the Rolling Stock section of JR Central’s Shinkansen Operation Division, and Norihiko Yoshie, Chief Engineer in JR West’s Rolling Stock Department. The project began in July 1996, and it was formally announced two months later when design work got under way. Ito and Yoshie said the target date for completion of the prototype set is September this year.The N300 design will reflect the experience and expertise that the two companies have amassed in the last two years – JR West with the WIN350 research train and Series 500, and JR Central with the Series 300 Nozomi units and the experimental 300X trainset that set the Japanese speed record of 443 km/h on July 26 last year.More comfort, less weightThe aim of the N300 programme is to lift standards of passenger comfort and reduce costs without increasing weight in relation to Series 300. Part of the higher comfort objective has translated into achieving lower interior noise levels, and Ito said the target was to keep noise to the same level as in locomotive-hauled coaches. This will be achieved by providing better insulation and cutting noise levels at source.Use of the latest bodyshell construction techniques is expected to offer good sound insulation. The shells will be formed of hollow extruded aluminium sections filled with resin foam; thickness of the aluminium will be reduced to 2mm compared with 3 to 3·5mm in similar applications in Europe. The technique has also been chosen to reduce the number of manufacturing processes.The body cross-section of the N300 will be slightly less than Series 300 – 10·9m2 compared with 11·1m2 – helping to reduce running resistance.Use of IGBT converters in the traction package will help cut interior noise levels at the source below the floor, and both the transformer and traction motor design are intended to achieve similar objectives.Achieving low exterior noise levels is also vital to ensure that the train is accepted by Japan’s noise-conscious population. In terms of exterior noise levels, the two companies’ extensive work on front end design has led to the choice of an 8·5m nose compared with 6m for Series 300 and 15m for Series 500, which is designed to be able to run at 320 km/h. Maximum speed of the N300 has not been finally settled, but it is likely to be 270 km/h on the Tokaido Shinkansen because of the relatively small radius curves and perhaps 285 km/h on the Sanyo Shinkansen.The N300 has been designed to be easier to maintain than other builds of shinkansen train. For example, the underfloor equipment modules have been designed so that everything can be inspected and components replaced from one side only. Maintenance requirements will be advised to depots and workshops by an ’intelligent train’ diagnostics system.Whereas Series 300 had 10 powered and six trailer cars, the N300 will have 12 motored cars and four trailers; three motored cars and one trailer form an electrical unit, but pantographs are only fitted on cars 5 and 12. Transformer output will be increased from 3000 kVA to 4000 kVA, but thanks to use of aluminium instead of copper windings, and also the low heat-loss design with IGBTs, the transformer weight will be cut by almost 3 tonnes.The larger number of powered vehicles means that a higher dynamic braking force is available from the traction motors. This means that the number of eddy current disc brakes can be reduced. Eddy current disc brakes were successfully pioneered on Series 100, and they were also fitted to Series 300, with two eddy current brake coils on each trailer axle. On the N300 there will be just one, allowing another reduction in weight.JR Central and JR West plan to order their own fleets of Series 700 sets; Ito and Yoshie expect the combined fleet size to be similar to that of Series 300, which when production ends in 1998 will total 61 sets. In terms of cost, they expect the price to be similar too; Series 300 costs about ´4bn a set. oCAPTION: Artist’s impression of the Series 700 prototypeFurther improvements in design will reduce noise generation, improve the passenger environment, and cut maintenance costslast_img read more

La Spezia Container Terminal Sets Record Throughput

first_imgItaly’s La Spezia Container Terminal (LSCT), a container handling facility operated by Contship Italia Group, informed it has recorded its best ever container throughput result during the first four months of 2017.Total throughput at the terminal was more than 276,000 units from January 1 to April 30, 2017.This represents a rise of 15% in total container volumes compared to the corresponding four months of 2016 when the terminal’s throughput stood at 240,000 units, LSCT said.As informed, the increase in traffic reflected strong performances in the trades to and from the USA and Asia, as well as intra-Mediterranean services.“These strong throughput figures are highly encouraging for LSCT and demonstrate that the improvements we are making to help cargo flow through the logistics supply chain, that benefit Italian importers and exporters, are starting to pay off,” Peter Hill, Head of Commercial Operations at Contship Italia Group, commented.“Whilst it is too early to say if there will be a sustained upturn in the global economy, it is clear that our ‘Southern Gateway Alternative’ continues to gain traction. The formation of the new shipping alliances (from April 1) is also starting to work favorably for us,” he added.According to LSCT, all the main container alliances call La Spezia and offer improved transit-times to and from key ports in Asia.last_img read more

Results of weekend games in Trafalgar Basketball League

first_img Share 28 Views   no discussions Here are the results of matches placed in the Trafalgar Basketball League at the weekend;On Friday 16th March, the Laudat Spartans defeated the Upper Village Hoosiers by the final score of 91-82 pts. The game was controlled by the Spartans from the tip off, as the never trailed. Their biggest lead was 15 pts in the 3rd quarter, but was brought down to 2 pts, with 3 min to go in the 4th quarter. The Hoosiers had absolutely no answer for two young, talented & exciting players (Jamal & Jervon Serrant – Dominicans but based in Canada) who dominated the game however they pleased. It was truly captivating performance from the twin brothers. Everyone needs to see these two brothers play.Top performers for Spartans – Jamal Serrant – 48 pts, 8 asts, 4 reb, Jervon Serrant – 20 pts, 6 asts and Shaun Reid – 11 pts, 7 reb.Top performers for Hoosiers – Royce Caesar – 30 pts, 6 asts, Joseph “Boone” Jno. Baptiste – 27 pts, 7 reb and Edgar George – 10 pts, 3 rebOn Saturday17th March, in game 1, the Morne Prosper Long Horns defeated the Fond Canie Rebels by the final score of 81-72 pts.Top performers for Rebels – Ronald Bruno – 26 pts, 7 reb, Joel Mc’Intyre – 22 pts, 6 asts and Daryl Thomas – 13 pts, 3 reb.Top performers for Long Horns – Emile “Milk” Cadeau – 19 pts, 7 reb, Kendel Isles – 16 pts, 3 asts Lyndel Mayers – 16 pts, 4 reb and L.G Thomas – 13 pts, 5 astsOn Saturday 17th, in game 2, the Elvis Welding Services Road Stars defeated the Lily Valley Sharks by the final score of 84-71 pts.Sharks were very unfortunate to have lost the game, after starting of the 1st quarter on a 15-0 run, and with all the crowd support behind them throughout the game. Sharks are now 1-3, with the only win coming as a result of getting the points by default over Cochrane. They have lost every other game, despite being crowd favorites. Top performers for Sharks – Craig St. Rose – 19 pts, 5 asts, Clinton Charles – 16 pts, 2 asts and Ricky Toussaint – 13 pts, 7 rebTop performers for Road Stars – Julian Isles – 25 pts, 7 reb, 2 blks, Thomas Felix – 19 pts, 5 asts, Fitzgerald Daniel – 18 pts, 8 asts and Patrick Lafonce – 13 pts, 4 rebOn Sunday 18th, the Bath Estate Huskies defeated the R.C Bullets by the final score of 91-83 pts. The bullets were without star point guard, Bernard Mills, who is off island, and majority of the scoring was left to Garth Joseph.Top performers for Bullets – Garth Joseph – 35 pts, 12 reb, Ronald Charles – 16 pts, 4 reb and Larocque St. Jean – 16 pts , 2 rebTop performers for Huskies – Bedno Soanes – 16 pts, 3 reb, Joseph “Jo Jo” Hypolite – 15 pts, 7 reb, Marcel Nicholas – 14 pts, 4 reb, Davidson “Ginny” Toulon – 14 pts, 4 asts and Ivan “Bakery” Jno. Baptiste – 12 pts, 3 astsThe next scheduled games will take place on Tuesday 20th – game 1 – R.C Bullets vs. Upper Village Hoosiers – 7:00 p.m, and game 2 – Elvis Welding Services Road Stars vs. Morne Prosper Long Horns – 9:00 p.m. Share Sharecenter_img Sharing is caring! Tweet NewsSports Results of weekend games in Trafalgar Basketball League by: – March 19, 2012last_img read more

Motorcycles not allowed to have passengers

first_imgUnder the enhanced community quarantine currently being enforced, motorcycles are allowed to transport only one person – its driver. IAN PAUL CORDERO/PN ILOILO – Pillions, popularly calledmotorcycle back riders or passengers, will not be allowed to pass throughquarantine control points or checkpoints, according to the Iloilo PoliceProvincial Office (IPPO). He, however, clarified the checkingprocedure won’t be less stringent so as not to hamper the smooth passage ofgoods, particularly perishable goods. At checkpoints, the pillions would betasked to get down the motorcycle, said Police Colonel Paul Kenneth Lucas, IPPOdirector. FOODPASS As to the transport of goods, Lucassaid couriers must present at the checkpoints a “food pass” from the Departmentof Agriculture (DA) director of the region where the couriers are based. Social distancing means increasing thephysical space between people. It is being enforced under the enhancedcommunity quarantine as a way to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease2019 (COVID-19). There is no social distancing betweenthe motorcycle driver and the pillion, he explained. According to Lucas, the World HealthOrganization advocates social distancing because the COVID-19 virus istransmitted via droplets released when someone with the disease coughs orsneezes. Under the enhanced communityquarantine currently being enforced, motorcycles are allowed to transport onlyone person – its driver. Still, said Lucas, even with a foodpass, the police can still apprehend couriers with unauthorized passengers orpeople with fever./PNlast_img read more

Disabled Veterans have opportunity to go on turkey hunt

first_imgFAYETTE COUNTY, Ind. — Indiana Conservation Officers in Fayette County are again offering a guided turkey hunt to wounded veterans.Steve Davis is offering the opportunity for a wounded veteran to turkey hunt and get into the woods.Davis wants to share his joy in the sport.After an injury causing him to become a quadriplegic, Davis has created a hunting trailer that is wheelchair accessible.The hunt is planned for April 29th and 30th which falls on opening weekend this year.For more information or to request an opportunity to hunt, contact Conservation Officer Travis Stewart at 812-340-8323last_img read more

Farah declines marathon spot at World Championships

first_img(REUTERS) – European record holder Mo Farah has declined a chance to contest the marathon in the World Championships in Doha, increasing the possibility of a return to the track.Farah, a four-time Olympic champion over 5 000 metres and 10 000 metres, retired from track athletics to focus on marathon events in 2017.The 36-year-old has since broken the European record when winning the Chicago Marathon last October, but only finished fifth at the London Marathon last weekend, over three minutes behind Kenyan great Eliud Kipchoge.British Athletics yesterday announced their marathon participants for the World Championships in September – the men’s lineup consisting of Callum Hawkins and Dewi Griffiths – and Farah was the notable absentee.Earlier this year, the three-time 10 000m world champion Farah said watching Briton Laura Muir claim the European Indoor 1500m and 3 000m double made him realise how much he missed the track.“Having seen my fellow athletes, who I’ve competed against in the past, and watching the European Indoor Championships on TV, I was thinking ‘Oh man! I want to get back out there’,” he said in March.“That’s just me. If things are going well and I’ve got a chance to win a medal then I’d love to come back and run for my country.“Part of me when I watch track races I’m like, ‘can I still do it? I want to do it’. I do miss the track.”last_img read more

Basketball: Argentina Shoots Down D’Tigers

first_imgThey won in Athens in 2004 on the strength of their “golden generation” of core players including Ginobili, Scola and Andres Nocioni.But with Ginobili now 39 and the other two 36 years old, time is running out for that decorated cadre to take home another medal.Cheered on by a boisterous turnout of fans from their nearby homeland, which borders on Brazil, Argentina jumped out to an 11-0 lead.They never looked back, using tough defence and superior ball movement to set up eight first-half three-pointers and take a 50-31 halftime lead.More of the same followed in the second half, with the Argentines cruising to the final buzzer. They finished with 15 three-pointers.Nigeria was led by Ikechukwu Diogu’s 15 points and 13 rebounds, and 14 points from Ebi Ere.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Perennial medal contenders Argentina early hours of yesterday eased past Nigeria’s D’Tigers  94-66 in each team’s Rio Olympic opening match as Facundo Campazza scored 19 points on 5-of-8 shooting from three-point territory.Manu Ginobili of the NBA’s San Antonio Spurs added 12 points and the Brooklyn Nets’ Luis Scola 18 as the more experienced Argentines proved too much for the sloppy African qualifiers.Argentina is the only country since 1988 to have won an Olympic basketball gold medal other than the USA.last_img read more