Houssem Aouar agrees to join Arsenal as Gunners lodge official bid

first_imgArteta wants Aouar (Picture: Getty Images)Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas is renowned for his tough negotiation skills so there still remains work for Arsenal chiefs to do before the window closes on October 5.Aulas is keen to keep Aouar at the club and he suggested that Arsenal do not have the funds to complete a deal.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 Arsenal‘Financially, Arsenal is like everyone else,’ said the Lyon president in an interview with the daily Le Progrès . ‘Houssem Aouar can say to himself that the best thing would be to stay with us.’Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Aouar is a wanted man (Picture: AMA/Getty)Arsenal have stepped up their chase for Lyon midfielder Houssem Aouar after lodging an official bid for the Frenchman, who has reportedly agreed to join them.The Gunners have made the central midfielder one of their top summer transfer targets and are hopeful of securing the signing of one of the most impressive players in the Champions League last season.Aouar was part of the Lyon side that dumped Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City out of Europe’s most elite competition in the summer and Lyon, who are financially stretched amid the coronavirus pandemic, are ready to cash in on him. AdvertisementAdvertisementSo far, no club has matched their £54million valuation of the France international but Arsenal are testing Lyon’s resolve with a £32m bid. ADVERTISEMENTAccording to Telefoot Chaine, Aouar has agreed a deal in principle to a move to the Emirates after there were no offers placed on the table from the likes of Juventus and Barcelona.And RMC Sport claim that the Gunners are now locked in talks with Lyon in a bid to push the transfer over the line. Metro Sport ReporterFriday 25 Sep 2020 8:24 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link11.9kShares Advertisement Comment Houssem Aouar agrees to join Arsenal as Gunners lodge official bid Advertisementlast_img read more

Video: Wavepiston v4 installation offshore Denmark

first_imgDanish company Wavepiston has released a video showing the recently completed installation of the upgraded energy collectors on its prototype wave energy device deployed in the North Sea.The device, comprised of a steel wire stretched between two anchored buoy, is undergoing long-term trials at the DanWEC test site, at Hanstholm.The prototype has been improved with the larger plates on the device’s energy collectors, installed earlier in December, to continue trials over the first half of 2019, according to Wavepiston.The Wavepiston system is made up of a simple string consisting of a steel wire rope and a flexible pipe.On the string, energy collectors are mounted, each consisting of two pumps and a plate. The purpose of the energy collectors is to convert the surge motion of the waves to pressurized water.The device itself works when waves roll along the wire moving the plates back and forth. The moving plates pump seawater into pipe which leads it to onshore turbine station which converts pressurized water to electricity.last_img read more

6 Ways to Get Ahead of Diabetes

first_img Share Share HealthLifestyle 6 Ways to Get Ahead of Diabetes by: – November 15, 2011 46 Views   no discussions Tweetcenter_img Sharing is caring! Share The statistics speak for themselves: According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly 26 million Americans suffer from diabetes, and 7 million are unaware that they’re afflicted. At the current rate, half of the adult U.S. population will develop prediabetes or diabetes by 2020. Of that total, the more-preventable type 2 diabetes accounts for 90 to 95 percent of all cases. The good news: If you’ve received test results showing you have prediabetes, or you’re concerned that you’re at risk for diabetes, making lifestyle changes now can prevent or greatly delay the onset of diabetes. Studies have shown that such changes reduced the development of type 2 diabetes by as much as 71 percent in adults 60 years and older. The key is preventing your blood glucose level from rising higher. Fasting blood glucose below 100 mg/dl is considered normal; if your fasting blood glucose is between 100 and 125 mg/dl, you have prediabetes. (If your blood sugar rises above 125 mg/dl, you’re among the one in ten adults in North America who have type 2 diabetes.)Prediabetes doesn’t have to turn into diabetes. With early intervention, some people with prediabetes can actually turn back the clock and return elevated blood glucose levels to the normal range. Others can delay the onset of diabetes by 10 years or more. But once it sets in, diabetes is a lifelong disease. So now’s the time to take steps to prevent diabetes from progressing. Here’s what to do.1. Peel off the pounds Getting to or maintaining a healthy weight is the number-one way to prevent the onset of diabetes, since extra weight makes it harder for the body to use insulin to control blood sugar. According to the expert panel of the American Diabetes Association, for those at high risk for diabetes and who are overweight, losing 5 to 10 percent of your body weight through moderate exercise and healthy eating is the best way to treat prediabetes.Instead of going on a severe diet, make minor changes that you can stick with over time. Make the calories you eat count in terms of packing a nutritional punch. For someone who weighs between 100 and 200 pounds, losing just 5 or 10 pounds can have a dramatic effect, so choose a realistic goal, give yourself plenty of time, and celebrate your success when you get there. 2. Focus on fiberFiber is essential to preventing diabetes, because it takes your body longer to digest high-fiber foods. Read labels and count up grams of fiber, with a goal of eating 45 to 50 grams of fiber a day. For most people, eating a healthy breakfast that features oatmeal or some type of bran cereal is one way to achieve that high-fiber goal, since a bowl of the right kind of cereal can net you as much as a third of your daily fiber. Keeping track of fiber content is also a handy way to distinguish between “bad” and “good” carbohydrates. With high-fiber (good) carbs, glucose is released slowly, preventing a typical blood sugar spike.3. Count on coffee and teaIn the past few years, researchers have uncovered a fascinating link between consumption of coffee and tea and lower rates of diabetes. The results of 18 different studies found that drinking three to four cups of coffee per day was associated with a 25 percent lower risk of diabetes than drinking no coffee or just one cup. Tea—green or black—was found to be beneficial as well. Drinking three to four cups of tea daily lowered risk of diabetes by 18 percent.4. Move, move, moveGet more exercise, and you’ll strengthen your body’s machinery for handling blood glucose, the key to preventing diabetes. Studies have also shown that exercise increases insulin sensitivity, providing long-lasting blood sugar benefits. One study found that a single exercise session increases insulin sensitivity for as long as 16 hours afterward. Happily, all kinds of physical activity lowers blood sugar levels by taking glucose from the blood and muscle to use as fuel. Choose an activity you like enough to continue until you raise your heart rate and break a sweat. In the Nurses’ Health Study, researchers found that women who worked up a sweat just once a week reduced their risk of developing diabetes by a whopping 30 percent. The National Diabetes Education Program recommends getting 30 minutes—even in three ten-minute sessions—of moderate physical activity five days a week. That might include walking, biking, swimming, jogging, even dancing.In addition to aerobic exercise, include some type of strength training. Glucose is stored in the muscles, so by lifting weights, you use that glucose as fuel and also build and tone muscle, which then provides additional glucose storage capacity.5. Eat three square mealsEating regularly throughout the day is important for regulating your blood sugar and avoiding blood sugar spikes that tax your pancreas by stimulating it to produce insulin. Space your meals at regular intervals throughout the day, and if you have to go more than four hours between meals, eat a healthy snack to tide you over.Diabetes experts strongly favor a “Mediterranean” diet, which means lots of different fruits and vegetables, whole grains, beans and legumes, healthy fats such as olive oil, and lean protein such as fish and poultry. Snacks should include protein, complex carbohydrates, and healthy fats; think whole wheat toast and peanut butter rather than a bagel and cream cheese. As much as possible, avoid simple carbohydrates such as sugary treats and white flour baked goods—and don’t overeat at any meal. Some people with prediabetes or diabetes find it helpful to eat a small high-fat/high-protein snack, such as a handful of almonds, before bed to help blood sugar levels remain stable overnight.6. Get heart healthyIf you have prediabetes, make sure other aspects of your cardiovascular health are under control. High blood pressure, or hypertension, is associated with a higher risk of diabetes, so it’s a good idea to work with your doctor to make sure your blood pressure is within the preferred range—ideally under 120/80 for those under age 65.Cholesterol is equally important. Ask your doctor to check your cholesterol and make sure your total cholesterol is under 200 mg/dL, your LDL is under 130 mg/dL, and your HDL (or “good” cholesterol) is at least 40 mg/dL for men and 50 mg/dL for women.If any of your tests are out of range, talk to your doctor about whether you should be on blood pressure or cholesterol-lowering medication. Make sure your doctor knows you have prediabetes, as this may influence treatment choices.By Melanie HaikenMSN Healthlast_img read more

Drug problem will end when all criminals dead – Duterte

first_img“[Sabihin lang] ng drug lord, ‘F***you,’” an incised Duterte said with expletive-pepperedtirades. “Look at the other countries. Theycontinue to keep a blind eye to the reality of the virulence of drug addiction.Negosyo (iyan). ‘Pag di mo patayin ‘yan, hindi talaga hihinto ‘yan,” said Duterte ina speech during an inauguration ceremony at Sangley Point, Cavite City onSaturday night. Duterte took a swipe again at human rights advocates for what he believes is a soft stance they’re taking on drug criminals during a speech in Sangley Point, Cavite City on Saturday night. PCOO In 2019, the UN human rights bodyapproved a resolution seeking a comprehensive report on Manila’s human rightssituation, including extrajudicial killings under Duterte’s drug war./PN He took a swipe at human rightsadvocates for supposedly taking a soft stance on drug personalities. The President once again lambasted humanrights groups and countries who are criticizing his controversial “war ondrugs.” as he once again lambasted human rights groups and countries who arecriticizing his controversial “war on drugs,” saying that criminals will notstop with the drug trade until they were dead. “‘Pagdi mo talaga (patayin) itong mga hardcore na criminals . . . hindi ‘yanbasta-basta makikinig. Hindi talaga hihinto ‘yan. Hihinto lang ‘yan pag patayna,” the Chief Executive added. MANILA – President Rodrigo Dutertereiterated that the country’s narcotics problem will only come to an end if allcriminals are dead. Since Duterte assumed the presidency in2016, thousands of drug personalities have been killed in anti-narcotics operationsnationwide that drew criticisms from human rights advocates, local andinternational.last_img read more

Chalk art creatures from David Zinn coming to a sidewalk near you

first_imgBatesville, IN—Illustrator and street chalk artist David Zinn will be spending the week of September 9-13 working with students at BPS, BIS, BMS and BHS through Batesville Area Arts Council’s nationally recognized Arts in Education visiting artist program. Zinn’s temporary street drawings are composed entirely of chalk, charcoal and found objects, and are always improvised on location through a process known as “pareidolic anamorphosis” or “anamorphic pareidolia.” Most of his creatures appear on sidewalks in Michigan, but many have surfaced as far away as subway platforms in Manhattan, village squares in Sweden and street corners in Taiwan. He has achieved global notoriety through sharing on the pages of Facebook, Instagram, and other social media platforms.According to BAAC AIE Chairperson Rachael Berkemeier, “Through the Arts in Education (AIE) Program, the BAAC has a long tradition of providing all disciplines of art into our area schools. David Zinn’s demonstrations of street art created with chalk, charcoal, and found objects will help BCSC students to see the world around them in a new light. Watching an artist create in a live demonstration format is an experience typically found only at street festivals in large cities…and Batesville students get this as a part of their school day.”Zinn’s week in Batesville will conclude with an AIE Evening Series program, Friday, September 13th from 4:30 – 6:30, where he will do some public chalk drawings on sidewalks on George and Main Streets, in the vicinity of Amack’s Well. Berkemeier explains, “Evening Series programs were designed to bring a snapshot of the talent our students get during the school day in an evening format available to our entire community.” Parents and kids alike are encouraged to stop by the area and watch as Zinn’s favorite characters come to life. Don’t be surprised if one or two like Batesville so much they decide to stick around! For more info on David Zinn, visit zinnart.com.last_img read more

Egbe retains female scrabble gold at Nigerian Police Games

first_imgRelatedPosts Cleric urges Christians to avoid ill-gotten wealth to attain greatness in life It’s unfair to discuss 2023 election now, opposition tells Enugu PDP After 13 years of enmity, Enugu ex-Governors in closed door meeting Joy Egbe of Zone 5 on Sunday emerged champion in the female category of the scrabble event at the ongoing Nigerian Police Games. Egbe won the gold medal after seven wins and a cumulative 1,378 points in the event, which took place at the Golden Tulip Hotel in Agulu, Enugu State. She was the reigning champion in the game, having won gold in the 11th edition of the Games held in Abuja in 2016. Christiana David, who represented Zone 6, won the silver medal with five wins and 883 cumulative points. Francisca Ubong, who is also of Zone 6, was the bronze winner from five wins and 572 cumulative points. Ubong was the High Game winner with 563 points. Reacting to her victory, Egbe said she was happy to be among the first gold medalists at the 2020 Games, which started on Saturday. She lauded the level of competition, saying it brought out the best in her. She said: “There are good rivals, but I have come prepared. “I am more exposed now, as I also represent my state, Edo. “However, I am grateful to God and to my superiors for the opportunity to be here. “It feels good being a champion.” Also speaking, Johnson Ibanga, the National Scrabble Coach for the Nigerian Police, said the competition was a huge improvement over previous editions. Ibanga said: “It means a lot of improvement as more people are coming and the standard is getting higher. “She (Egbe) has improved on herself. “The cumulative points today is like an all-time high score for the competition.” The News Agency of Nigeria reports that other categories in the scrabble competition include the male singles, male and female doubles and mixed doubles events.Tags: AguluChristiana DavidEnugu StateJoy EgbeNigeria Police ForceNigeria Police Gameslast_img read more

Everton defender John Stones faces Barnsley after handing in transfer request

first_imgWantaway Everton defender John Stones was named in the starting line-up for the Capital One Cup tie at Barnsley just 24 hours after handing in a transfer request. The 21-year-old has been the subject of three bids from Chelsea, all rejected by the Toffees who insist he is not for sale. On Tuesday Stones took matters into his own hands by telling the club he wanted the opportunity to leave but that has not tainted manager Roberto Martinez’s view of the centre-back. Press Associationcenter_img Stones, as one of only two senior centre-backs, was picked alongside captain Phil Jagielka. The club have not commented on their response to Stones’ transfer request but it seems evident from Martinez’s selection they are not inclined to acquiesce at this stage, having resisted in the strongest possible terms so far. However, they still face a battle to hang on to the England international as he now has his heart set on a move to Stamford Bridge to link up with Jose Mourinho and play Champions League football. Martinez said Stones was included in the starting line-up because he plays a vital role in his defensive pairing with Phil Jagielka. “I think what’s important is that these games we need to be well-balanced, fresh and get the right combination, and a partnership in the centre-half position is vital for us,” he told Sky Sports. “Phil Jagielka and John Stones are really, really important in being able to have a good performance. “We wanted to have this sort of a squad. The numbers that we have in the group now allow us some competition for places and we’re going to have nine full internationals in the starting line-up, which gives you a little bit of an idea of the strength of our squad. “Clearly John and Phil are a big part of that line-up.” last_img read more

Police investigate shooting in central Palm Beach County as homicide

first_imgPalm Beach Sheriff’s department says they are currently investigating a deadly shooting as a homicide.The shooting took place on Wednesday night in central Palm Beach County, leaving one person dead. The victim’s name has not been released.Spokeswoman Teri Barbera said deputies responded to the shooting in the 1000 block N. Benoist Farms Rd. at 10:19 p.m. Upon arriving, deputies found one man dead from a gunshot wound.Detectives are investigating the death as a homicide, Barbera said.last_img

Maine women’s basketball team clinches NCAA Tournament bid

first_imgELLSWORTH — The University of Maine women’s basketball team clinched an NCAA Tournament bid for the first time since 2004 on Friday with a 74-65 victory over Hartford in the America East championship game at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor.Although Hartford (19-13) clung to a 19-18 advantage after the first quarter, Maine battled back to tie the game going into halftime. The Black Bears led by as much as 16 points in the second half.Blanca Millan of Spain led the Black Bears (23-9) with 22 points, and fellow sophomore Julie Brosseau scored 16. Van Buren native Parise Rossignol scored 12 points off the bench, and freshman Fanny Wadling added 10 points and a game-high eight rebounds for a Maine team that made amends for losses in the 2016 and 2017 conference title games.Maine received a No. 15 seed in the Kansas City region in NCAA Tournament and will face the second-seeded Texas Longhorns (26-6) in the first round. That game will be played at 6 p.m. Eastern Time on Saturday, March 17, in Austin, Texas. It can be seen on ESPN2.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textlast_img read more

Priyanna Ramdhani lands Badminton Scholarship at Olds College

first_imgGUYANA’S badminton ace Priyanna Ramdhani has gained a Badminton Scholarship at the Olds College, Alberta, Canada and will represent her College Badminton Team BRONCOS.Priyanna, the country’s National and Caribbean champion, will also be studying for a Diploma in Business and Sports Management.The Guyana Badminton Association (GBA) in a release stated that they’re “quite pleased that this opportunity came at a time when Priyanna can develop her game further and is only heading in one direction, which is, playing in the Olympics which we know with all her great performances that her ambition will one day materialise.” Ramdhani’s recent Classic performance was just a month ago when she was crowned Triple Champion at the Carebaco International Open Championships held in Barbados.Head coach of Broncos, Mary Smith, who drafted Ramdhani noted, according to the GBA, “Priyanna is a force on the courts, winning a triple crown at the Caribbean games this past year, and ranked #1 in Guyana.”Smith said, “Priyanna has grown up with badminton since she was a young girl having her father as her coach and her brother as a team mate. Priyanna has a champion’s heart on and off the court.  Her positive attitude, determination, commitment to her studies, and support of her team mates exemplify what it is to be a Bronco student athlete.Priyanna also has her sights on the Olympics and we are here to help her achieve her dream. Olds College Broncos badminton team is thrilled to have Priyanna join the team this season.”last_img read more