The return of development land tax

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Arsenal expect to sign Real Madrid midfielder Dani Ceballos ahead of Tottenham

first_img Metro Sport ReporterSunday 21 Jul 2019 10:26 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link418Shares Advertisement Advertisement Arsenal expect to sign Real Madrid’s Dani Ceballos ahead of Tottenham (Picture: Getty)Arsenal expect to beat north London rivals Tottenham to the loan signing of Real Madrid midfielder Dani Ceballos, reports say.Unai Emery is desperate to bolster his squad at the Emirates this summer following a campaign in which the Gunners tamely fell away to miss out on a top-four spot.In Emery’s first season in charge, Arsenal finished fifth in the Premier League – one point below fourth-placed Spurs – and lost the Europa League final to fellow London rivals Chelsea.Emery wants to strengthen his squad with a number of signings and has identified Spain international Ceballos as a top target.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTMore: 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 CityTalented midfielder Ceballos has made 56 first-team appearances for Real Madrid since signing from Betis in 2017 but is open to a loan move in order to gain more experience.The 22-year-old has attracted interest from a number of European clubs this summer but Arsenal are confident they will win the race to secure his signature, according to the Daily Mirror.Arsenal have held talks with Real Madrid as well as Ceballos’ representatives and expect the Spaniard to pen a one-year loan deal in north London in the coming weeks.The Gunners are also expected to clinch a £28million deal for teenage defender William Saliba, with reports suggesting he will undergo a medical at the Emirates this week. Comment Arsenal expect to sign Real Madrid midfielder Dani Ceballos ahead of Tottenham Unai Emery is keen to bolster his squad at the Emirates this summer (Picture: Getty)Saliba will reportedly return to Saint-Etienne on loan before joining the Gunners next summer.Asked whether he’s happy to wait a whole year for Saliba, Emery said this weekend: ‘Really I am with patience because we want to choose the best solution.‘Some players are very expensive and we are waiting for this possibility. We don’t want now to go to the second line of players.‘We are waiting. We have very good players. We have very good young players.More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira moves‘We are aware also that we need to improve some players in this squad but only, only I want to sign one, two, three or four players only if we can be sure they are coming to improve our team.’Emery added: ‘There are a lot of names. The club is working, Edu is very close to me and Raul [Sanllehi]. We speak every day. Here we spoke with the Kroenke family.‘I want to send a message to all our supporters – we’re very happy to be here with a lot of Arsenal supporters and are very impressed – we are working and preparing and we want to make the best squad possible.‘Our ambition and motivation is with all the supporters.’MORE: How Gareth Bale reacted to Zinedine Zidane’s incredible Real Madrid transfer commentslast_img read more

London public pension pool expands fixed income fund range

first_imgLondon Collective Investment Vehicle (LCIV) has launched a global bond fund with seed investment from two of its shareholder local government pension schemes (LGPS).PIMCO was to manage the initial investment, it said, confirming a previously outlined appointment. The fund’s seed investment came from the London boroughs of Bexley and Croydon.The fund is launching with £100m (€113m), with a further £190m having been committed, according to a statement from the pooling vehicle.This took LCIV’s total assets under management and oversight to over £17bn, representing more than 45% of the London public pension funds’ assts. The global bond fund is LCIV’s second fixed income fund. In June it unveiled a £308m multi-asset credit fund, the first of a set of planned fixed income strategies.LCIV also had launching equity and infrastructure products in the pipeline, it said.Larissa Benbow, head of fixed income at LCIV, said: “It’s an honour and a privilege to have Bexley and Croydon supporting the launch of the LCIV global bond fund with PIMCO.“We believe that the active and research-intensive nature of PIMCO’s investment process will make this fund a compelling fixed income offering to add to the LCIV fund range.”last_img read more

Young people ‘underestimate alcohol units’

first_imgIndependent (UK) 26 Feb 2012Many young people underestimate how much alcohol they drink even if they have some knowledge of the Government’s guidelines on sensible consumption, a study says. Researchers said their results suggest that young people do not have the knowledge or skills to keep their drinking within the set guidelines. The University of Sussex-led study, which is published in Drug and Alcohol Review, surveyed 18- to 25-year-olds about their knowledge and beliefs on safe drinking. People who took part in the study were asked to pour their usual measure of wine, beer or vodka followed by what unit they believed it to be. Nearly two-thirds underestimated the unit content of the drinks they poured, researchers said. The Government’s daily unit guidelines are up to two to three units for a woman and up to three to four units for a man. read more

Poor Pro Game Officiating

first_imgEven though pro football is over for another year, the debate continues on why officiating seems to be getting worse rather than better.  Even with all the replays that we now have, there are still many calls that either are not subject to replay. Even with a replay, most fans still believe the refs get the calls wrong.One thought that came to my mind is that officials knowing there could be a replay might fear they will get it wrong and hesitate a moment before making a call.  This would lead to a brief hesitation and in that split moment the play is already over.  Someone else might say that today’s officials make the calls knowing that it can be replayed and thus corrected.  This could lead to a poor call as well.One solution is more cameras, and Bill Belichek believes the best solution is to allow a coach unlimited use of the red flag.  I think baseball is on the right track by sending all replays to a central office.  They do not identify who is making the calls in the central office; whereas, football announces who the replay official is.  Anyone who has ever coached has favorite referees and ones they didn’t like.  Do I need to say more?last_img read more

Estol George Bodenberg

first_imgA lifelong resident of the Napoleon/Osgood area, Estol George Bodenberg, age 75 passed away early Friday, June 9, at his home surrounded by his family. Estol was born on November 30, 1941, the son of the late Clarence and Alma (Fruchtnicht) Bodenberg on the home farm outside of Napoleon.  Estol grew up with 3 sisters and 1 brother, learning early on that family matters.He attended Napoleon High School and graduated in the class of 1959.  After school he was called to serve his country and was drafted into the Army in 1964.  His service lasted 2 years, seeing time spent from Fort Knox to Okinawa. He returned to the farm after the service, and began his work career.  He was raised in a generation where you worked hard   and provided for your family.  He spent nearly 40 years working as a factory employee at BCA in Greensburg and working long hours on his parent’s farm.  He was a faithful member of St John’s Lutheran Church and served various terms as a council member.Estol met Janet (Amm) of Sunman and was united in marriage on May 11, 1968 at St. Jacob Church of Christ in Sunman, and recently celebrated their 49th wedding anniversary.  Estol and Janet later purchased the farm and built a new home just south of the original homestead.  Estol and Janet were blessed with a daughter, Beth Ann (Brian) Heilers now of Indianapolis and son, Steve (Meghan) Bodenberg of Carmel.  He instilled a strong work ethic, faith, honesty and family values in his children.Estol is survived by his wife Janet, daughter Beth Ann and son Steve;  grandchildren Claire, Natalie, Nathan, and Anna; brother Dave Bodenberg; sisters Alice Huffmeyer, Eileen Knigga, and Emma Lou Menchhofer.Visitation will be Sunday, June 11, 2017 at Neal’s Funeral Home in Osgood from 3:00 pm- 6:00 pm.  Funeral services will be held Monday, June 12, 2017 at 10:00 am. at St John’s Lutheran Church in Napoleon with doors opening at 9:00 am.  Memorials may be made to St John’s Lutheran Church in care of the funeral home.last_img read more

New Horizons ice cream shop opens today

first_imgBatesville, IN — Just in time for the holiday weekend, Sweets at Liberty Park will open this afternoon to serve cool treats to the public.  They offer soft-serve ice cream.  Stop by to help the clients and staff at New Horizons.  Hours are:Friday – 4 to 8 pmSaturday – noon to 4 pmSunday – 11 am to 3 pmMonday – noon to 4pmlast_img

Yuvraj Singh walks down memory lane to reveal one of his favourite shots

first_imgCHANDIGARH: Amid the ongoing coronavirus lockdown, former Indian all-rounder Yuvraj Singh has gone down the memory lane to reveal one of the favourite shots he played in his stellar career.On Thursday, Yuvraj shared a throwback video of his Indian Premier League (IPL) days wherein he could be seen dispatching the ball over covers for a handsome six. “This has to be one of my favourite shots in my career I have played ! A very difficult shot to hit for a six over covers to a fast bowler,” the World Cup-winning all-rounder captioned the post. In the video, Yuvraj, while playing for Sunrisers Hyderabad, can be seen hitting a Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) pacer for a six over the covers boundary. Yuvraj retired from international cricket in 2019 after representing India in 40 Tests, 304 ODIs and 58 T20Is. He was part of the India squad which won the 2007 World T20 as well as the 2011 50-over World Cup. IANS Also Read: Mushfiqur Rahim believes Bangladesh can enter top-six in Tests Also watch: Himanta BIswa Sarma visited the Sarusojai stadium as the new headquarters for fight against COVID19last_img read more

Cricket News On This Day – MS Dhoni erases 28 years of World Cup pain with a six

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. India won the World Cup for the first time since the 1983 edition of the tournament.MS Dhoni and Gautam Gambhir hit 91 and 97 respectively.India defeated Australia for the first time in 24 years. highlights New Delhi: Nuwan Kulasekara was about to bowl the second ball of the 49th over. MS Dhoni was on strike. In the Wankhede stadium, emotions were going overboard. The team was preparing for something special. Kulasekara bowled a length ball outside off, Dhoni unleashed the helicopter shot and sent the ball soaring into the stands at long on. The moment had arrived. The nation of a billion erupted in joy. Players like Yuvraj Singh and Harbhajan Singh shed uninhibited tears of joy. With one glorious hit, Dhoni sealed the final against Sri Lanka by six wickets and gave India their first World Cup title in 28 years. The joy and emotion of the Indian cricket team was shared by a billion who celebrated into the long hours of the night. April 2, 2011 was etched as one of the golden days of Indian cricket, to go with June 25, 1983 where Kapil Dev’s team had put the nation on the cricketing map by beating the mighty West Indies in Lord’s. The 2011 World Cup was a journey filled with plenty of emotions, twists and turns. For close to one year, India had put in solid performances in home and away tours. Heading into the World Cup, India were the favorites considering that they were playing at home. However, till then, no nation had won the World Cup in their own conditions. In the first match against Bangladesh at the Sher-e-Bangla in Mirpur, Virender Sehwag set the tone with a brilliant 175. Virat Kohli contributed with a 83-ball hundred as India started the campaign on a great note with an 87-run win.  Sachin Tendulkar showed his genius in the clash against England at the M Chinnaswamy stadium with a brilliant 120 as India reached 338 all out. However, Andrew Strauss produced a great knock of 158 to put England on course. Zaheer Khan took three wickets and Munaf Patel, Piyush Chawla took two wickets apiece as the match ended in a dramatic tie. India won comfortably against Ireland and Netherlands, with Yuvraj Singh taking five wickets against the Irish. Tendulkar scored his 99th international ton by hammering 111 and was backed up by fifties from Virender Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir. However, India suffered a collapse of nine wickets for 29 runs as they were restricted to 296 all out. Hashim Amla, AB de Villiers and Jacques Kallis hit fifties and it took an aggressive 18 off 7 balls from Robin Peterson to help South Africa win by three wickets. In the last league game against West Indies in Chennai, Yuvraj Singh’s 113 and Zaheer Khan’s three wickets gave India momentum heading into the quarterfinals, where they were going to face reigning world champions Australia. India gain momentum In an emotionally charged encounter against the mighty Australians, Indian fans were waiting with anticipated breath as to when will India break their 24-year-jinx against Australia in this marquee event. Ricky Ponting put Australia in a good position with a magnificent century but Yuvraj took 2/44 as Australia posted 260/6. Sachin Tendulkar and Gautam Gambhir put India in the hunt with brilliant fifties but once they fell, the pressure was on India. However, having contributed with the ball, Yuvraj slammed 57 and Suresh Raina hit a vital 34. When Yuvraj cracked a full ball from Brett Lee through extra cover for a boundary, India had finally won against Australia in a World Cup after 24 years. The image of Yuvraj sinking to his knees and roaring in joy by waving the bat became one an iconic image in the World Cup.The semi-final was against arch-rivals Pakistan. The tension was palpable. Tendulkar survived four dropped chances and an LBW appeal from Saeed Ajmal as he scored 85. Raina chipped in with 36 but Wahab Riaz was the star with 5/46. Misbah-ul-Haq scored a fifty but India’s bowlers worked as a unit, with Zaheer, Ashish Nehra, Munaf, Harbhajan and Yuvraj taking two wickets apiece as India prolonged Pakistan’s pain in the World Cup. Crescendo of momentum in final The toss for the final resulted in some confusion but in the end, Sri Lanka batted first and they were boosted by a brilliant knock of 103 from Mahela Jayawardene. Some late hitting from Kulasekara and Thisara Perera helped Sri Lanka reach a formidable 274/7. In response, Lasith Malinga removed Sehwag and Tendulkar cheaply and the hearts of the Indian cricket fans sank. It took some brilliance from Gautam Gambhir to steady the ship. Gambhir shared a 83-run stand for the third wicket with Virat Kohli and despite Kohli falling caught and bowled for 35, Gambhir still held firm and he found valuable support in Dhoni, who promoted himself up the order. Gambhir and Dhoni started to turn the tide. Every over, Gambhir and Dhoni ensured that India were never out of the game. Gambhir’s aggression and Dhoni’s calmness gave India hope. The left-hander did not bother about his milestone as he pushed India towards victory but he missed his century when Thisara Perera bowled him for 97. Yuvraj joined Dhoni and the partnership guided India over the line in grand style. Following the celebrations, the entire team carried Sachin Tendulkar on the shoulders and did a victory parade in the entire Wankhede stadium. Virat Kohli said a defining moment which highlighted that the change of guard from the old to the new was underway. “He has carried the burden of the nation for 21 years on his shoulders and it is about time that we carried him on our shoulders,” Kohli said. The celebrations and the joy for the Indian cricket team and the fans lasted for many days and months. April 2, 2011 was indeed a golden day in more ways than one.  last_img read more

Sainz poised for Ferrari seat; Ricciardo could go to Mclaren

first_img(BBC) – CARLOS Sainz is poised to replace Sebastian Vettel at Ferrari with Daniel Ricciardo set to take the Spaniard’s seat at McLaren.Talks to seal the two moves are ongoing and no final agreements have been reached, but they are expected to be concluded and announced this week.McLaren have been chasing Ricciardo for some time and his signing is a coup.But they must release Sainz from his contractual obligations before signing the Australian.Sainz had been in negotiations to stay with McLaren beyond 2020 but the appeal of joining a top team has convinced him to move.The teams and drivers have been in negotiations for some time and talks are understood to be in their final stages.The domino effect in the driver market was triggered when negotiations over a new contract between Ferrari and Vettel failed.Ferrari announced on Tuesday that the German four-time world champion would be leaving the team at the end of the season, which is currently on ice as a result of the coronavirus crisis.Ferrari have identified Sainz as the ideal support driver for Charles Leclerc, whose starring performances in his first season with the team last year undermined Vettel’s status and precipitated his departure when he was not prepared to accept diminished contractual terms.Ferrari will envisage Sainz in the type of back-up role Valtteri Bottas plays to Lewis Hamilton at Mercedes – quick enough to be close to him and engage in battle with other front-runners but not the team leader.Sainz, who previously drove for Toro Rosso and Renault before moving to McLaren last year, is likely to view the move as an opportunity to prove himself as a top-line driver.He excelled in his first season with McLaren last year and his strong race performances have earned him the call-up from Ferrari.What about Ricciardo?Signing Ricciardo is a major boost for McLaren, who last year made impressive progress back to fourth in the championship after a dismal few years falling down the grid.The Australian came close to joining them in 2019 when he left Red Bull, but in the end chose Renault because they were more competitive at the time.But the two teams’ fortunes diverged last year, with McLaren jumping up the grid and Renault’s progress back towards the top stalling; in fact they fell behind McLaren to finish fifth in the championship.Ricciardo has now decided that McLaren are a better bet for the future – a decision partly influenced by their switch to Mercedes engines for the 2021 season.That is one of a number of significant decisions made by their new team principal Andreas Seidl, who has impressed with his no-nonsense approach since joining the team in May last year.Who will replace Ricciardo?Ricciardo’s departure leaves a space at Renault alongside Frenchman Esteban Ocon, assuming the car manufacturer stays in F1 next year.Renault are said to be keen to promote one of their young drivers to the role but Vettel and double world champion Fernando Alonso have been mentioned as possible contenders.Alonso said at the end of last year that he would consider a comeback to F1 after two years out, but he will have to weigh up whether he believes Renault will give him the competitive car he says he wants.But he has fond memories of the team, having won both his world titles with them in 2005-6. He also returned there for a two-year period in 2008-9 after his move to McLaren turned sour in a tumultuous year alongside Lewis Hamilton in 2007 and before moving to Ferrari.last_img read more