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Eddie Howe confirms Ryan Fraser has played his last game for Bournemouth amid Arsenal and Spurs links

first_img Comment Eddie Howe confirms Ryan Fraser has played his last game for Bournemouth amid Arsenal and Spurs links Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterFriday 19 Jun 2020 10:09 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link255Shares Howe admitted Fraser was finished at Bournemouth (Picture: Getty)‘He didn’t deserve this ending. But circumstances have arose that made it happen. ‘I’m sad for him. Now for it to end the way it has, is uncomfortable for me.’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 were thought to be interested in Fraser last summer but their interest has somewhat cooled, despite him being available on a free transfer.The winger is thought to view Everton as his most likely destination.Should Arsenal sign Ryan Fraser?Yes0%No0%Share your resultsShare your resultsTweet your resultsMORE: David Luiz’s Arsenal contract situation will be ‘resolved this week’, says his agent Kia JoorabchianMORE: Rescheduled Premier League fixtures for Chelsea, Manchester United, Arsenal and Liverpool confirmedFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page. Fraser is set to move on (Picture: Getty)Ryan Fraser has played his last game for Bournemouth after failing to agree a new short-term deal with the club, according to manager Eddie Howe. The Scotland international’s contract expires at the end of the month and Bournemouth chiefs were hoping to agree an extension in order to allow him to finish the current season. However, Fraser did not want to risk picking up an injury and scuppering a move to a big club. Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur are among the clubs to have been linked with Fraser, although Everton are believed the be the frontrunners to land him.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTHowe said ahead of Bournemouth’s clash with Crystal Palace: ‘I’ve enjoyed working with Ryan. ‘When you look at his career it’s been one of progression and improvement.  Advertisementlast_img read more

Swiss statistics office delivers final pension fund results for 2017

first_imgSwiss pension funds’ net income from investments doubled in 2017, allowing them to strengthen their reserves and reduce underfunding, according to new figures from the federal statistics office.Investments returned a net CHF64.1bn (€56.8bn), an increase of 104.1% on 2016, “thereby reflecting the good economic situation” in 2017, said the Bundesamt für Statistik (BFS) in a statement today.Pension funds stocked up their investment reserves by CHF27.6bn and their technical reserves by CHF4bn, and made pension payments of CHF22.6bn, it added.Investment reserves rose to CHF84.8bn in total – an increase of nearly 50% – and underfunding was cut to CHF32.2bn. The vast majority of underfunding (CHF31.9bn) was at public providers. As at the end of 2017 Swiss pension funds had CHF894.3bn in total assets, an increase of 8.5% on 2016 volumes, according to the official update. According to IPE’s 2018 guide to the Top 1000 European pension funds, Switzerland’s 10 largest providers had €208.8bn in assets under management as at the end of 2017. BFS also noted that the number of pension providers with regulated benefits and active members had continued to fall, from 1,713 to 1,643 at the end of 2017.There were 4.2m active insured individuals and 773,000 retired individuals receiving a pension.Around 39,000 people demanded a total of CHF7.3bn as a capital or partial capital payment upon retirement, up 7.2% on the year before. The average value of the lump sum payment in 2017 amounted to CHF188,842. Source: Bundesamt für Statistikcenter_img Source: Bundesamt für Statistiklast_img read more

Seaside sanctum for sale

first_img1 Wackett St, PallarendaThis delightful home, nestled among the gum trees in Pallarenda, offers the ultimate lifestyle with the beach only a few streets away and weekends are spent by the pool.The five-bedroom, two- bathroom, two-car house at 1 Wackett St will be sold at auction on October 2 at 6pm at The Ville, however earlier offers are welcome.The carefully renovated house blends old and new and is designed for a tropical lifestyle.Ray White Julie Mahoney, who is selling the home, said it was a peaceful abode and offered a sense of tranquillity. “This home is really a seaside sanctum having only one neighbour with a natural reserve filled with gum trees and native fauna at the rear and side,” Julie said.“It was originally built in the 1960s as a lowset, masonry block home. A thoughtful renovation has added three bedrooms and a master with ensuite accessible via internal stairs.More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020“The kitchen is magnificent and the living area is generous with a tropical poolside entertainment area that is like an oasis in bushland.“It’s only 500m to the beach so the quiet location makes this property an absolute rarity.”The house has multiple living areas while a predominantly neutral colour palette adds to the coastal ambience.The deep-ended pool is the jewel in the crown and provides a sense of seclusion and serenity as well as contributing to the dream North Queensland lifestyle.The statement kitchen has an island bench and would be perfect for a gourmet cook or keen entertainer.The property would suit a variety of buyers from families to young professional couples and downsizers.It’s perfectly located in the popular and tightly held suburb of Pallarenda, only a short stroll to the beach while also being close to The Strand and CBD.last_img read more

Bassoe: Negotiating million dollar deals for breakfast – Shelf takes four stranded jackups from China Merchants

first_imgFind the full list of undelivered rigs in China by yard here and by design here.Offshore Energy Today has shared the article above with permission from the author. You can read the original post at views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of Offshore Energy Today. So what stranded rigs are left in China?Bassoe Analytics App , available for free download via iTunes and Google Play, shows 51 jackups under construction in China. Taking out the four Shelf rigs, we get to 47 rigs.China Merchants has 11 stranded rigs which will now become seven: four CJ46s and three CJ50s.  And of the 11 CJ46s among all Chinese yards, seven are left.We consider the CJ46s, CJ50s, and JU2000Es to be in demand for international owners, but not all of them are ready for delivery or are officially available (as some of the original owners still control them). The other designs are more likely to be offloaded to Chinese owners or will perhaps never be delivered. Asset values have come down recently, but they’ll only go up from hereLast year we gave some of our thoughts on what China was going to do with all their rigs, and since then, values have come down even more.Bassoe Analytics currently values a delivered, ready to work newbuild CJ46 at $102–112 million. Depending on the reactivation costs and any necessary upgrades, transaction prices should be in the $85–95 million range which is in line with Shelf’s deal (excluding the share price premium for current shareholders).For higher spec rigs, like the JU2000Es and CJ50s, we see delivered newbuild values at around $132–142 million which means transaction prices – depending on financing arrangements – should be in the $110–125 range.From here, we think more transactions are coming as Chinese shipyards’ commercial strategies become more pragmatic and collaborative.  They’re not necessarily capitulating on pricing, but after four years, they’re (understandably) tired of dealing with stranded jackups.At the same time, rig contractors see strengthening demand in the jackup market, especially in the Middle East and Southeast Asia, and want to seize opportunities to renew their fleets while they can.center_img It’s only February, but Shelf has done the deal of the year so far. And China gets some relief for their stranded jackup headache.A CJ46 rig under construction in China; Image by: Tonytanzh; Source: Wikimedia – under the CC BY-SA 3.0 licenseBy: David Carter Shinn, Bassoe OffshoreShelf announced this morning that it has entered into an agreement with China Merchants to buy two newbuild CJ46 jackups for $87 million and bareboat two additional CJ46 jackups.To fund this transaction, Shelf will issue new shares to affiliates of the shipyard at nearly a 60% premium to yesterday’s share price. So instead of any cash outlays, Shelf will give 19.4% of its equity to the affiliates.For the two bareboat rigs, Shelf will pay an average of $15,000 per day over three years (likely to be escalating from year 1). The bareboated rigs have escalating annual purchase options for $90 million, $92 million, and $95 million.If Noble’s acquisition of the two PaxOcean CJ46s for $93.75 and $83.75 million was great, Shelf’s is better. The headline price for Shelf is marginally lower than the average Noble paid, and they’ve issued shares at a massive premium to fund this cashless transaction. If you look at this deal based on the share price premium, it implies a price per rig for current shareholders of less than $60 million.Beautiful deal.last_img read more

China pledges US$1 billion loan to Caribbean

first_imgNewsRegional China pledges US$1 billion loan to Caribbean by: – September 15, 2011 Tweet Sharing is caring! Share China’s Vice Premier Wang Qishan. Photo credit: time.comNASSAU, Bahamas — Two days after signing a technical assistance agreement with the government of The Bahamas, which pledged support of up to $5 million, China’s Vice Premier Wang Qishan announced that China will provide US$1 billion of preferential loans to Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries.Speaking at the Third China-Caribbean Economic and Trade Cooperation Forum in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, Wang also revealed that China will provide $1 million to the Caribbean Development Fund (CDF), as well as provide training opportunities to no fewer than 2,500 Caribbean trainees and an opportunity for 30 Caribbean professionals to earn master’s degrees in China.He also said China will help construct an early warning tsunami and earthquake system for the region and provide disaster training.This recent pledge by the Chinese government is the second such billion-dollar loan facility for the Caribbean in recent times.By Chester RobardsGuardian Staff Reportercenter_img Share Share 11 Views   no discussionslast_img read more

Ruth Ann Westerman

first_imgRuth Ann Westerman, age 74 of Osgood, Indiana passed away on Friday, October 6, 2017 at University Hospital in Cincinnati.  The daughter of Allen and Maxine (McCain) Adams was born on May 24, 1943 in Shelby County, Indiana.  On August 15, 1965 Ruth married Gene Westerman at the Lewis Creek Baptist Church in Shelby County.Ruth enjoyed teaching and after 41 years, she retired from Jac-Cen-Del Schools.  The Adams Lutheran Church member was involved in various service organizations.  She was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma, Phi Beta Psi and the Indiana Retired Teachers Association on a state and local level.Ruth was a lover of life, family, and her friends. Her happiest moments were anytime she had a grandkid in her arms and cooking for her family get-togethers. She knew just about everybody and took an interest in what was going on in their lives. She was one of a kind and made an impact in all the lives she touched throughout the years as a wife, mother, grandmother, aunt, sister, teacher, mentor and friend. She will always be remembered for the truly wonderful person that she was.She will be dearly missed by her husband, Gene, her daughter and son-in-law Jennifer& Rodney Swinney of Osgood and three grandchildren, Dylan, Justin & Taylor Swinney along with her nieces & nephews.In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her grandson Cody Swinney, her siblings Herb Adams, Edythe Cannon and Harold Adams and special nephew Philip Joseph Simon.Visitation will be Tuesday, October 10, 2017 from 5-8PM at Meyers Funeral Home, Batesville.  Funeral Service is 11:00AM on Wednesday, October 11th at Adams Lutheran Church, Batesville with burial to follow in the Adams Church Cemetery.Memorials may be given to the Jac-Cen-Del Scholarship Foundation or the Indiana Children’s Wish Fund c/o the funeral home.   Online condolences read more

Super Eagles, Falcons line up friendlies

first_imgRelatedPosts Super Eagles soar on FIFA ranking FIFA ranking: Nigeria moves up by two spots, now world 29th Oshoala visits Lagos Oba Former African champions, Super Eagles, and their female counterparts, Super Falcons, have lined up two international friendlies.Amaju Pinnick, President of the Nigeria Football Federation, disclosed this on Thursday. Pinnick assured that the NFF would prioritise for now, getting top grade friendly matches for the Super Eagles and the Super Falcons as well as the qualification of the U17 and U20 women national teams for their various FIFA World Cup competitions.He said: “CAF has written to inform us that the qualifiers for the U17 and U20 FIFA Women World Cups will hold in September and October.“We are determined to prepare our girls well to qualify for both championships.“At the same time, we are working assiduously to see that the Super Eagles and Super Falcons get quality opponents for friendly matches within the next few months.“For the Super Eagles, we have an African team and a South American team on the cards. “First and foremost, we have to get the Super Falcons a Head Coach of the highest quality possible.“We are working on that as our consultants are already on it, and also working on the appointment of coaches for some other National Teams.“On our part, we have ring fenced a sum of money to pay the Head Coach of the Super Falcons for a number of years to come.“So that challenge is taken care of.”On the issue of continuous trailing of players of dual nationality with a view to getting them to represent Nigeria, Pinnick stated clearly that only players with the keen interest and resolve would be encouraged, as Nigeria would not beg any player to represent her. He said: “It is about ardour and fervour.“If a player has decided for Nigeria and only want to be assured that he would be much welcome, we will come in and provide that assurance.”Tags: NFFSuper EaglesSuper Falconslast_img read more

Rodgers focused on helping Suarez

first_img He added “As managers we look after the technical and physical side but the wellness and mental side of players can sometimes get overlooked. “It is a very important aspect of modern life and he will have all the help in order to improve and make that behaviour not happen again.” Rodgers denied Suarez had a serious mental flaw in his make-up – even though the player had no explanation for his actions last weekend. “In modern life, whether you are a footballer, plumber, joiner, bricklayer, work in a warehouse, you are not immune to issues and problems,” he added. “All we are saying is that whatever the behaviour issue is we will do everything we can to support that person and that person is now Luis Suarez. “I asked Luis what was he thinking and he couldn’t answer it. This is just an impulsive, inherent thing which came at that moment. “The world-class talent he is, which has wowed many people with his breathtaking qualities this year, there is that little wire in his brain which sometimes makes him act differently and that is what we are trying to help make sure doesn’t happen again.” Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is focusing on Luis Suarez’s rehabilitation while the club decide whether to appeal against his 10-match ban for biting Chelsea’s Branislav Ivanovic. Reds officials, who received the written report of the independent disciplinary panel, have until midday today to opt to contest a punishment Rodgers described as “severe”. The Northern Irishman, speaking before the report arrived, was also critical of the intent to punish and not re-educate in the panel’s ruling. That is something the club will address with the help of renowned sports psychologist Dr Steve Peters, who has been working one day at the club’s Melwood training ground most of the season. Rodgers said: “That is something which remains in confidence and private to ourselves but we will be able to put in place the various needs in order for him to get that help,” center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

MVSU looks to end streak vs Grambling St.

first_img March 1, 2020 Associated Press TALE OF TWO ROSTERS: Grambling State has been fueled by senior leadership while Mississippi Valley State has leaned on freshmen this year. Seniors Ivy Smith Jr., DeVante Jackson, Cameron Christon, Travon Bunch and Prince Moss have combined to account for 64 percent of Grambling State’s scoring this season and 77 percent of the team’s points over its last five games. On the other side, freshmen Michael Green, Caleb Hunter, Torico Simmons and Quinton Alston have combined to account for 70 percent of all Mississippi Valley State scoring.SPARKING THE OFFENSE: Smith has either made or assisted on 48 percent of all Grambling State field goals over the last three games. The senior guard has accounted for 10 field goals and 23 assists in those games.WINLESS WHEN: The Tigers are 0-9 when they allow at least 75 points and 15-4 when they hold opponents to anything below 75. The Delta Devils are 0-26 when allowing 73 or more points and 3-0 on the season, otherwise.STREAK STATS: Mississippi Valley State has scored 74 points per game and allowed 91.2 over its five-game road losing streak. Grambling State has won its last four home games, scoring an average of 67.3 points while giving up 60.DID YOU KNOW: Mississippi Valley State is ranked first in Division I with an average of 78.9 possessions per game. The uptempo Delta Devils have pushed that total to 81.4 possessions per game over their last five games. MVSU looks to end streak vs Grambling St.center_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditMississippi Valley State (3-26, 2-14) vs. Grambling State (15-13, 9-6)Assembly Center, Grambling, Louisiana; Monday, 8:30 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: Grambling State looks to extend Mississippi Valley State’s conference losing streak to six games. Mississippi Valley State’s last SWAC win came against the Alabama A&M Bulldogs 67-61 on Feb. 10. Grambling State is coming off a 60-46 win at home against Arkansas-Pine Bluff in its most recent game. ___For more AP college basketball coverage: and was generated by Automated Insights,, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.comlast_img read more