Atletico Madrid offer to double Thomas Partey’s wages to fend off Arsenal interest

first_img Metro Sport ReporterMonday 20 Apr 2020 6:56 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link10.4kShares Comment Partey has a release clause of £43.5m (Picture: Getty)The new deal would remove Partey’s current release clause and replace it with a new clause worth around £100m.AdvertisementAdvertisementThat would price Arsenal out of a move but it remains to be seen whether Partey will agree to the extension.Partey has three years to run on his existing deal.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 CityArteta is unsure over his summer budget due to the coronavirus pandemic and the uncertainty over Arsenal’s chances of qualifying for the Champions League.The Gunners are desperate to hold on to captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and are hopeful that he can be convinced to stay at the club.However, with 15 months left on his current deal, the Gunners will cash in on Aubameyang this summer should he make it clear he will not sign a new deal.Barcelona are interested in the Gabon international but want to sign him for lower than Arsenal’s £50m valuation.MORE: Paul Scholes names Peter Schmeichel as the best goalkeeper he played with at Manchester United Thomas Partey is a target for Arsenal (Picture: Getty)Atletico Madrid have offered midfielder Thomas Partey a double-your-money salary offer in a bid to convince the Ghanaian to reject Arsenal.Mikel Arteta is keen on signing the midfielder and the Gunners are believed to have made contact with Partey’s agent in the last two months.Partey has been a revelation since joining Atletico but his contract includes a relatively affordable £43.5m release clause and Arsenal are willing to trigger the clause.Atletico are desperate to keep Partey and believe he is worth significantly more than his release clause.ADVERTISEMENTAccording to the Guardian, Atletico have offered to double Partey’s salary of £65,000-a-week to make him one of the highest earners at the club on £130,000-a-week. Atletico Madrid offer to double Thomas Partey’s wages to fend off Arsenal interest Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

Universal Security Instruments smoke alarms recalled

first_imgStatewide—Nearly 180,000 battery-powered smoke and fire detectors are being recalled because they might not work in a fire.Universal Security Instruments is recalling two models of smoke and fire alarms sold online and in stores between July 2015 and December 2016. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the alarms can have a misaligned internal switch that can cause the alarm not to sound during a fire.The recall involves the company’s 10 year battery-operated smoke and fire alarms with model numbers MI3050S and MI3050SB and with date codes between 2015JAN19 through 2016JUL11.The alarms are white in color, 5-and-a-half inches in diameter, and have “Universal” and “Smoke & Fire Alarm” printed on the front. To find out if your alarm is being recalled, press the test button. If the alarm sounds, there is no problem. If immediately contact Universal Security for a replacement.The company says it’s received more than 130 complaints about the alarms.last_img read more

It’s Svensson’s to lose at B.C. Junior Golf Championship — Zone One Golfers well back

first_imgThe Zone One West Kootenay contingent has been reduced from nine to three during Thursday’s round three at the 2011 B.C. Junior Boy’s Golf Championship.Rossland/Trail’s Brenan Moroney and Kevin Bennett along with Tanner Kopan of Christina Lake survived the cuts and conclude the final round of the 72-hole tournament Friday at the Birchbank Course near Trail.Defending champion Adam Svensson of Surrey holds a commanding seven-stroke lead over the field after round three.The Kings Links by the Sea golfer has put together three under-par rounds to sit at 10-under-par.Kevin Kwon of Pitt Meadows and Curtis Chan of Richmond are tied for second spot.Brian Jung of Coquitlam is fourth followed by Connor Kozak, nine shots off the pace, is fifth.The West Kootenay trio is led by Moroney and Kopan, tied for 62nd in the tournament 16-over-par. Bennett is three shots back in 65th spot.The final round goes Friday.Kopan, off to Westminster College in Salt Lake City, Utah on a golf scholarship in the fall, and Moroney tee of in the same group at 9:12 a.m. with Bennett off at 9:21 a.m. All three golfers tee off on hole 10.The other Zone One golfers missing the cut were Garrett Underwood and Alex Rugg of Champion Lakes, Jordan Hoodikoff of Christina Lake, Tyler and Braden McKay of the host Rossland/Trail and Kevin MacDonald of [email protected]last_img read more

African economic growth to slow: IMF

first_img13 March 2009The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has warned that Africa’s economic growth will be affected by the continuing world economic crisis, predicting that growth in sub-Saharan Africa will slow to 3.25% this year, half the growth rate it previously projected.The slump in commodity prices and the credit squeeze are the main culprits, the IMF said in a report released this week ahead of a major IMF conference on the crisis due to take place in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania on Tuesday.External supportThe conference was called to discuss what external support the IMF and other Western donors might be able to provide to help mitigate the impact of the crisis on Africa, which has the highest poverty rate of any region in the world.In recent years, many African countries have enjoyed strong growth rates, boosted by rising commodity prices, including oil.“The gains of the past decade, during which many countries in sub-Saharan Africa saw sustained high rates of economic growth and rising income levels, are at risk,” said IMF African department director Antoinette Sayeh.Less than a year ago, the IMF’s forecast for sub-Saharan Africa was economic growth of 6.7% in 2009, up from the 5.0% growth enjoyed in 2008.The new low-growth forecast means that many African countries are likely to see very little increase in living standards, and could fall further behind in meeting their poverty reduction targets.15 African countries ‘vulnerable’The IMF report says that 15 of the 21 countries which it judges as most vulnerable to the crisis are in Africa, and that many countries will not have the funds necessary to protect the poor from the affects of the downturn and may need external help.“While African policy makers are rising to this unexpected challenge, donors must also play their part. They must maintain their commitments and scale up, not scale back, their support.”The IMF added that while Africa has little direct exposure to the credit crisis as its banks have not invested much, if at all, in the problematic financial assets at the heart of the crisis, the global downturn has undermined demand for many industrial commodities, which are important exports for several African countries.These include oil in the case of Nigeria, Angola and Equatorial Guinea, and copper in the case of Zambia.Reduced financial flowsAfrica is also likely to be hit by reduced financial flows from abroad, including fewer remittances and less foreign direct investment.However, providing more aid could prove controversial. The IMF itself is expected to ask for a substantial increase in its funding at the summit of the Group of 20 (G20) leading developed and emerging countries in London next month, but it is not certain whether such additional funds will be forthcoming.As the IMF points out, foreign aid historically declines during an economic downturn.Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

Wanting Money Isn’t Money Motivated

first_img“Wanting money” isn’t the same as being “money-motivated.” Everyone wants more money. The difference between simply “wanting money” and being “motivated” by money is the willingness to take the actions necessary to get it.Wanting MoneyPeople that only want money aren’t willing to do the work necessary.You want quality of life? You don’t want to get up early and work until late in the evening? You want to work as few hours as possible so you can spend time at home with your family? You want to work someplace cool enough that you are allowed to bring your dog?Fine. It’s a wonderful life. But you aren’t going to make a lot of money.Don’t let this message be lost on you, my Millennial friends. Money comes with trade-offs, trade-offs many in your generation are proudly unwilling to make.Money-MotivatedThe amount of money you earn is directly proportional to the value that you create for other people. Little value, little money. Massive value, massive money.The creating value part is all about hustle. It’s about doing the work that other people avoid. It’s about getting up early, staying up late, grinding out the work, getting on airplanes, and oftentimes, missing your family something awful.The more people you serve, the more money you make. The more people that benefit from your work, the more you earn. The money-motivated know this law and take relentless action in compliance thereof.Money isn’t everything. And people that make money their master instead of their servant are never happy. But if you want money, you’ll never have it (except maybe through luck). If you are motivated enough to work harder than others are willing to in order to create more value for more people, than money will find its way to you.QuestionsBe honest. Are you money-motivated or do you just want more money?If money is motivating you, what actions are you taking that you wouldn’t otherwise take?What could you do to create more value for more people?Are you really doing all that you can to produce the financial results you want? Essential Reading! Get my first book: The Only Sale Guide You’ll Ever Need “The USA Today bestseller by the star sales speaker and author of The Sales Blog that reveals how all salespeople can attain huge sales success through strategies backed by extensive research and experience.” Buy Nowlast_img read more

What’s wrong with his pot belly?

first_imgBellies are a touchy topic: we know plenty of men consumed by erratic schedules, following unhealthy lifestyles who are expanding their middles, don’t we? But their large tummies aren’t just an appearance-related issue. What’s worrying is that this puts them at risk of the metabolic syndrome.What is the metabolic syndrome?MS is a combination of health markers that include high blood pressure, LDL (bad cholesterol) and triglyceride levels, blood sugar and abdominal obesity that increase the risk of diabetes and heart disease. It is also called Syndrome X and Insulin Resistance Syndrome. According to Dr Anoop Misra, Prevention advisor and chirman, Fortis CDOC Centre of Excellence for Diabetes, Metabolic Diseases and Endocrinology, Fortis Hospital, New Delhi, the metabolic syndrome is on the rise in urban India. His research shows that more than one-third of New healthDelhi’s adult population suffers from it. An article published in the Journal of Association of Physicians of India quotes a Chennai study that found the prevalence of the metabolic syndrome in men to be 40%. According to another report published in Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice, a larger study in Chandigarh that examined the prevalence of MS in both men and women found the rate to be 35%. All published studies on MS seem to point at a prevalence of about 1 in 3 adults, which is incredibly high!What makes us so susceptible?A large body of medical evidence points to central obesity as being a major risk factor for developing the syndrome. Unfortunately Indians are genetically prone to accumulating weight around the midriff. We also tend to turn energy-giving foods (carbs) into fat more easily. Actually, the percentage of fat in our bodies at a particular weight is much higher compared to Caucasian people of the same weight.Known as ‘the thrifty gene’ response, it was an evolutionary blessing secured to survive droughts (by storing energy as fat that could be utilised when food was scarce). But this now puts us at risk of developing both heart disease and diabetes. “Although food is now plentiful, these genes continue to store energy in the form of central fat,” explains Dr Sujoy Majumdar, consultant endocrinologist, Ruby General Hospital, Kolkata.What are the signs?advertisementYou are unlikely to ‘feel’ this condition coming on. According to a study by the British Medical Journal, there is a link between chronic job stress and MS: the higher the stress level, the greater the chance of developing the metabolic syndrome. So if you have been feeling under a lot of pressure lately, it’s time to lighten up.Interestingly, a study (published in the Journal of Diabetes Science and Techno-logy) done in Chennai, found a correlation between snoring and the metabolic syndrome even after the results were adjusted for factors like age, sex, level of physical activity, smoking and drinking. But then that can hardly be a diagnostic criterion. “The best thing to do is to see if your waistline is increasing-if you need a larger size of trousers, watch out. Also, get your blood sugar levels checked and then take it from there,” advises Misra. If you have a family history of diabetes, heart disease and/or obesity, you should get your blood sugar levels checked every year. If they are high then the doctor will recommend other tests (see box on previous page).What can this lead to?A person suffering from the syndrome may not feel its outcome immediately, but it puts that person at grave risk of developing both type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease (CVD), as well as other diseases related to plaque build-ups in the artery walls, like strokes, and even cancer, later in life. According to several studies, MS increases the risk of developing diabetes anywhere between 9 to 30 times and cardiovascular disease two to four times. The results are evident. We are the diabetes capital of the world and soon to be the CVD leaders too. “Worse, the age for CVD-related cardiac arrests resulting in death has come down to 35 years!” says Dr Suman Bhandari, Director of Cardio-logy and Cath lab, Fortis Escorts Heart Institute and Research Centre, New Delhi. Such deaths could be prevented if the person had been screened for MS and made the necessary lifestyle changes with or without medication, Bhandari adds.Prevention at every ageKIDSStart healthy habits early on in life and be a role model. Serve healthy, nutritious food: fibre-rich fruits and veggies, healthy fats, lean meats, etc. Cut out the junk: sugary, starchy, fatty foods and soft drinks that carry empty calories, advises Dr K Srinath Reddy, Prevention advisor and president, Public Health Foundation of India. Also, get them moving. (They need at least 60 minutes of outdoor activities daily.) “Let them go out and play in the park, let them take up a sport and encourage them to move around the house, lifting, carrying objects, etc.,” Reddy adds.advertisementTHE 20S AND 30SIf you haven’t been bothered about health in your teens, time to smarten up now. “Start off with at least 30 minutes of daily exercise and take it up to an hour including cardio, weight training and flexibility workouts,” advises Vesna Jacob, Pilates expert from New Delhi. “Make sure to be active through the day-whether it’s climbing stairs, get ting your own coffee, cooking or cleaning-every step helps.” Make healthy food choices. Quit smoking and reduce drinking. Get enough sleep and do what you can to cut stress (do deep breathing, meditate, relax, slow down). “Observe changes in your body-it tells you a lot-and take immediate action if you need to,” adds Jacob.AFTER AGE 35Your metabolism is slowing down, so you’ll find yourself putting on kilos even with the same diet and exercise. “So watch your diet, don’t skip exercise and go for annual medical check-ups to make sure that all the health parameters are within limits,” advises Bhandari. Also, learn to make yourself and your health a priority, don’t neglect it to fulfill other responsibilities, adds Jacob.How is the metabolic syndrome treated?The idea that so many factors need to be tackled and brought under control may be daunting. But an aggressive effort in changing lifestyles can help tackle the symptoms and even cure the metabolic syndrome, according to Misra. Here’s what you should aim for:Do moderate intensity exercise for at least 30 to 60 minutes daily.Lose weight to achieve a BMI (ratio of weight in kg to height in metre squared) between 18.5 to 23 kg/m2.Adopt healthy eating habits that include reduced intake of saturated fat, trans fat, cholesterol and refined carbs.Attempt to use only litre of oil per family member per month.Increase intake of green leafy vegetables and fruits.Stop smoking, drink moderately.Manage stress.If your symptoms don’t go away with lifestyle modifications, you may need medication. According to Misra, if your blood sugar levels are high then you may be prescribed metformin. Metformin has dual benefits: it decreases insulin resistance and helps with weight loss. If your triglyceride levels are high then fenofibrates are Misra’s first choice as they help bring triglyceride levels down and lower insulin resistance simultaneously. If blood pressure is the primary concern, then ace inhibitors or angiotensin II receptor blockers (like lisinopril, telmesartan, olmysartan, etc.) are prescribed. Dr Sujata Kelkar Shetty writes regularly on public health issues and is an NIH-trained research scientist.last_img read more

Lukaku targets trophies after PL century

first_imgRomelu Lukaku Lukaku: 100 goals a dream come true but I really want trophies Chris Burton 01:15 4/1/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Romelu Lukaku Manchester United Swansea 03312018 Getty Romelu Lukaku Manchester United Manchester United v Swansea City Swansea City Premier League The Red Devils striker has become a Premier League centurion but admits that he moved to Old Trafford to win silverware, not claim personal records Romelu Lukaku admits reaching 100 Premier League goals is “a dream come true”, but says he joined Manchester United to win trophies.The Belgium international striker became a top-flight centurion on Saturday when netting early on in a 2-0 victory over Swansea .He is just the 28th player to join an exclusive club and is rightly proud of that achievement. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Lukaku is, however, prepared to acknowledge that personal accolades mean little to him in an ongoing pursuit of collective silverware.The £75 million frontman told reporters after reaching a notable individual landmark: “I’m really happy to achieve that milestone.”It is a dream come true but there is a lot of hard work to be done.“I want to win trophies but l’m really happy to achieve that in a league I’ve wanted to play in since I was six years old.”Lukaku added: “It’s good on a personal level but I want to achieve at the club level.“Playing for Manchester United, I signed here with the dream to win trophies so that’s the main objective.“Personally you know you are going to improve and score more goals but, at the end of the day, it’s all about that trophies and that’s what I want to achieve.”Romelu Lukaku 100 Premier League goals Lukaku could hit that goal in 2018, with United still chasing down FA Cup glory.They have reached the semi-final stage of that competition, while also looking to lock up a second-place finish in the Premier League, with everyone at Old Trafford determined to see out the season in style.”Of course it is important to finish strongly,” said Lukaku.“The manager told us we all have to fight for our place in the team.”last_img read more

PM Medal to Windrush Migrant who Returned in 1989 to Help Build Community

first_img Recipient of the Prime Minister’s Medal of Appreciation (PMMA), Stanley Roy Archer, lives by the famous quote of former President of the United States, John F. Kennedy: “Ask not what your country can do for you – ask what you can do for your country”. Recipient of the Prime Minister’s Medal of Appreciation (PMMA), Stanley Roy Archer, lives by the famous quote of former President of the United States, John F. Kennedy: “Ask not what your country can do for you – ask what you can do for your country”.Born in the parish of St. Ann, Mr. Archer grew up in Jeffery Town, St. Mary, but migrated to the United Kingdom in 1954 and as part of the Windrush generation. “I am humbled by this recognition,” he tells JIS News, after collecting his award recently at Jamaica House for service to Jamaica (Agriculture and Civic Development).Mr. Archer says being able to give back to his community and Jamaica is what keeps him going.“On my return to Jamaica in 1989, the year after Hurricane Gilbert totally destroyed farms, I knew I had to do something for Jamaica land I love,” he says. Mr. Archer recalls that when he visitedJamaica then, the intention was to return to England, but he was so alarmed at the situation in Jeffery Town, he changed his mind. “There was nothing here in farming, everything was mashed up, not even the boiler house was standing, so I decided to stay and help build back my community,” he tells JIS News.One of Mr. Archer’s first tasks was to ensure that there was piped water in Jeffery Town and its environs. He lobbied the political representatives on both sides to support his efforts and was able to obtain three miles of four-inch pipes.With assistance from the National Water Commission (NWC), farmers and members of the community volunteered their services to lay the pipes, which are, today, still providing piped water for the community.Members of the community worked with Mr. Archer to orchestrate the revival of the farms and livelihood of Jeffery Town, which is famous for bananas, breadfruit, dasheen and sugar cane.According to Mr. Archer, after hearing several complaints from farmers who expressed their frustration at not being able to find markets for their produce and livestock, he formed the Jeffery Town Farmers’ Association (JTFA) on his verandah. Three decades later, the JTFA is one of Jamaica’s most successful farmers’ associations, recognised by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).In 2014, the JTFA was one of 26 indigenous communities from across the world that were awarded the Equator Prize.The members were lauded for their work to protect environmental resources and sustainably manage natural ecosystems, and for their efforts to address climate change head on and innovate new solutions to issues of food security, land management and water conservation.According to a UNDP case study, JTFA presently employs a multimedia approach to inform and educate farming communities on alternative energy options, sustainable agricultural techniques and disaster risk reduction.As part of his efforts to ensure that there was sustained development of the farming community in the early 1990s, Mr. Archer bought several milking cows, which were distributed to individuals.This insightful individual also initiated dairy milk production to supply Nestlé Limited. He also started a goat-rearing project by cross-breeding South African goats with local ones.His contribution to the development of Jeffery Town is not only limited to farming. His approach to community development is holistic, and he has brought in several medical teams from overseas to offer free medical check-ups. He also coordinated the official ground-breaking for the Jeffrey Town Health Centre.Schools and children of farmers also benefited from his philanthropy through the donation of computers and computer desks. In 2006, Mr. Archer started the annual Jeffrey Town BreadfruitFestival and was instrumental in the start-up of the multimedia centre, funded by UNESCO (2008-2009) and was involved in the initial planning of the local community Radio Station, JET FM 88.9.Mr. Archer was among 65 institutions and persons who were bestowed with the Prime Minister’s Jamaica 55 Commemorative Medal of Appreciation for service to Agriculture and Civic Development. Story Highlights Mr. Archer says being able to give back to his community and Jamaica is what keeps him going. One of Mr. Archer’s first tasks was to ensure that there was piped water in Jeffery Town and its environs. He lobbied the political representatives on both sides to support his efforts and was able to obtain three miles of four-inch pipes.last_img read more

No Case against Athenee Harvey as corruption charges are tossed out

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you Smith owes TCI $20 Million; US Dept of Justice given green light to extradite Ex-Govt Consultant ordered to leave TCI Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 06 Jul 2015 – The case against suspended Permanent Secretary Athenee Harvey has been dropped; the Director of Public Prosecutions believes that the evidence and new standards together justify his decision that there is no case against Harvey. It is the second vindication in this matter where there was allegedly a move by Harvey, the Permanent Secretary of Finance to use her authority or position to try to get away with not paying customs duties. The DPP, John Masters says he is not convinced, explaining in a media statement issued late today, a new Full Code Test, which his soon to be instituted helped him to arrive at his decision that Athenee Harvey did not violate the Code of Conduct, despite the situation at the Grand Turk Cruise Center last August getting heated from time to time. The Integrity Commission was compelled to bring the case against Harvey when there were complaints from the Customs Department; officers who felt abused by Harvey. The DPP proposes to reach out to the Comptroller of Customs with a view to helping the department work on its protocol and procedures for greater clarity to its officers. It was also revealed in that statement today that that Harvey was aware of others having off loaded luggage at the cruise center and was a cruise passenger, actually on vacation and not functioning in her capacity as the PS Finance. These factors all admittedly influenced the decision of the DPP to discontinue the case which was due to run this week at the Supreme Court. Again, Athenee Harvey has seen the case of corruption against her tossed out; what remains to be seen is what the future looks like now within Government for the woman who once headed the Ministry of Finance. Slap on the wrist charge for ex-EMS consultant says some Related Items:Atheena harvey, case, dpp, droped, john masterslast_img read more