What Ajax star Hakim Ziyech has previously said about Arsenal transfer move and Mesut Ozil

first_img 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 CityAsked which club he would like to join back in 2017, Ziyech told Ajax TV: ‘Well, I have two clubs. They are Arsenal and Barcelona. That is my ultimate dream.’When asked if he has a footballing idol, Ziyech replied: ‘Yes, I actually do have one. [Mesut] Ozil. Top articles Rio Ferdinand tells Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop struggling Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE / What Ajax star Hakim Ziyech has previously said about Arsenal transfer move and Mesut Ozil Read More Video Settings Manchester United captain Harry Maguire SPONSORED Read More PLAY Justin Kluivert, who was also involved in the Q&A, posed the question: ‘Maybe you are better than Ozil?’Ziyech answered: ‘No, i’m not even close to Ozil’s level.’ Read More Read More Metro Sport ReporterSunday 19 May 2019 11:53 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link8.2kSharescenter_img Coming Next 1 min. story Skip 1/1 Advertisement About Connatix V67539 Advertisement Full Screen Ajax star Hakim Ziyech ‘dreams’ of Arsenal and idolises Mesut Ozil (Picture: Getty)Arsenal are reportedly preparing a bid to sign Hakim Ziyech after the winger’s outstanding season for Ajax and, if his previous comments are anything to go by, the Gunners have a major advantage over their rivals in what promises to be a fierce transfer race.Ziyech has been central to Ajax’s success this term, notching up 19 goals and 16 assists in all competitions, but the 26-year-old will be be playing his football elsewhere next season.Ajax director of football Marc Overmars put Europe’s elite on red alert last week by confirming that Ziyech has played his last match for the Dutch outfit with the attacker reported to have £25 million release clause in his contract.AdvertisementAdvertisementThough Liverpool and Manchester United have both been credited with an interest, Ziyech previously stated that his ‘ultimate dream’ would be a move to Arsenal.ADVERTISEMENT Comment by Metro Confirming Ziyech’s imminent departure from Ajax last week, Overmars revealed that the club had ‘promised’ him a move if the right opportunity arises.‘He is in focus because of his achievements in the Champions League,’ Overmars said.‘Many big clubs are buzzing around him.‘We promised Hakim that we would agree if there is a good transfer.’MORE: Arsenal preparing player-exchange offer to sign Crystal Palace star Wilfried Zaha Skip Ad Read Morelast_img read more

Tom Tate ups the rent on city unit

first_imgGold Coast Mayor Tom Tate and wife Ruth have made multiple property investments across the coast.GOLD Coast Mayor Tom Tate, who has millions sunk into real estate, has upped ante, raising not just the rent but enlarging his property footprint.Mr Tate has put a 1979 three bedroom unit in Commodore Drive, Surfers Paradise, on the rental market, increasing the rent to a tidy $565 a week. The last time it was listed with an agency was 2012 when rent was set at $450/week.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus1 day agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market1 day agoHe and wife Ruth had bought the unit six years ago paying $450,000 for the property which has breathtaking views of the Gold Coast skyline, Paradise Water, the Nerang river and the broad water.The 11th floor 161sq m unit comes furnished and the facility has an outdoor heated pool, spa and sauna.The Tates have only recently expanded the footprint of their sprawling waterfront home in Bundall, by acquiring an 837sq m vacant block next door. They settled on the deal mid-last month for $1.5m, bringing to five the number of titles linked to their home.Mr Tate, a trained civil engineer, became a developer in his mid 30s, joining his late father Warwick. Among his family’s prominent divestments was the 2015 $26.5m sale of the Islander Resort Hotel in Surfers Paradise to Lou Bickle of Katarzyna – owner of Cloudland and other Fortitude Valley venues.last_img read more

Dutch Philips scheme amends strategic allocation as returns slump

first_imgThe purpose of its new variable allocation is to achieve its target of inflation-proofing pensions, it said.However, Roel Wijmenga, the scheme’s chair, conceded that indexation would be unlikely over the next 3-5 years, as funding stood at just under 110% as of the end of March.The scheme can grant partial inflation compensation only once it has achieved a coverage ratio of at least 116%. The Philips Pensioenfonds reported a total annual return of 0.2%, compared with 19.6% for the previous year.High-yield credit, returning 9.3%, was the best-performing asset class, while global credit returned 5.9%.The scheme incurred a 0.7% loss on its 36% allocation to euro-denominated government bonds.In contrast, global government paper returned 4.9%, benefiting from the euro’s depreciation against the dollar and other currencies.Emerging markets debt returned 0.6%.The Philips scheme cited a new valuation method for a 0.1% loss on its 3% mortgages portfolio.Real estate, accounting for 11% of assets, returned 5.1%, according to the pension fund, which is still in the process of constructing a portfolio of indirect non-listed real estate, following its decision to divest all its direct property holdings.It said it was temporarily investing in a combination of listed real estate and cash to get closer to its target profile.The Philips Pensioenfonds attributed the 8.3% return on its 29% equity holdings to the monetary easing in the euro-zone and Japan.It reported costs of €171 per participant for pensions provision and said the €20 increase was due to the switchover from provider Aon Hewitt to PGGM at the start of 2016.It said it spent no more than 10 basis points on asset management due to its relatively large allocation to fixed income, its predominantly passive investment style and its “minimal” allocation to hedge funds and private equity. The Philips Pensioenfonds has amended its strategic asset allocation, aimed at adjusting the ratio between its matching portfolio and return portfolio as its risk/return profiles change.According to the €18bn fund’s 2015 annual report, the new allocation sets bands of 50-65% for fixed income investments and 35-50% for securities.The pension fund, however, has not yet put its new margins to use, maintaining matching and return portfolios at 60% and 40% of assets, respectively.In 2013, the Philips scheme decided to raise its risk profile for better return opportunities by scaling back its matching portfolio.last_img read more

Deceased estate opens opportunity at Brisbane’s Bellagio

first_img Mansion fit for royalty RELATED: Developer clocks almost $200m His son and executor of the estate Nick Chancellor said Peter was well known as Pete, Pedro and to many PTC.“For a time, dad was also affectionately known as Harry,” Nick said.“His mates gave this nickname cause he looked like Harry Butler and had some very quirkypets including Harry the cockatoo.” The 42sq m balcony has an easterly orientation with stunning views of the river and Story Bridge. There is also a basic outdoor kitchen which could be refurbished to maximise it’s potential. “Bellagio is in one of the best locations in town, just moments to both the Queen Street Mall and Fortitude Valley/New Farm, as well as some of the best schools in Queensland, an array of shopping, dining, transport and lifestyle options including the brand new Howard Smith Wharves development,” Mr Wortley said. >>FOLLOW EMILY BLACK ON FACEBOOK<< More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus14 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market14 hours agoRay White New Farm agent Brandon Wortley said residences within Bellagio are tightly held and virtually unknown due to it’s inconspicuous location and low transaction volume. With vast indoor and outdoor entertaining spaces, this apartment is fit for families seeking a low maintenance lifestyle. “Dad loved entertaining at the unit,” Nick said.“He would always get a gathering together for Riverfire and held what were pretty large birthday parties either in the unit or on the pool deck.“For one party, I think it was his 75th, we covered the spa pool and used it as a stage for my band Roger the Cabin Boy to play to the crowd.”center_img DECEASED ESTATE: Apartment 3, Bellagio, 455 Adelaide St, Brisbane City will go to auction of February 2, 2019. An apartment belonging to the late Peter Chancellor, the second of the three generations to serve at the firm of Chancellors Chartered Accountants over 124 years, has hit the market. Peter died on February 11 at 81 from heart failure.“He had a notoriously strong constitution, however, lifestyle choices including wine consumption would have contributed,” Nick said.The property will be auctioned at The Calile Hotel, 48 James St, New Farm on February 2, 2019 at 2pm. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:48Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:48 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p270p270p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenAustralia’s top suburbs to buy for foodies00:48 The property offers outstanding river and bridge views.The apartment is within the CBD’s smallest residential building, Bellagio, and occupies the entire third floor across 320sq m with views of the Brisbane River and Story Bridge. “He acquired and relocated from the family home El Nido (19 Hillside Cres, Hamilton) to the Bellagio unit following the passing of my mother Patricia from pancreatic cancer in 2007,” Nick said.“The logic was to be close to the action, with our office in Adelaide St and the restaurants in Eagle St that he once frequented.“He had a very close relationship in particular with Pier Nine and Cha Cha Cha and their proprietors Matthew Hill-Smith and John Kilroy. “Dad was a very keen fisherman and oyster grower and Matthew would occasionally run dad’s oysters on the menu and would specially prepare fish he caught on reef trips he often went on.” Neil Balnaves’ mansion hits the market MORE:last_img read more

Update: Woodside to deliver 12 LNG cargoes to RWE

first_imgLNG World News Staff Image courtesy of Woodside(Article updated on 01.11. with an emailed response from Woodside’s spokesperson)Australian energy company and LNG operator, Woodside has agreed to deliver up to 12 cargoes of the chilled fuel to RWE of Germany.Under the mid-term sales and purchase agreement, the cargoes would be delivered between April 2018 and March 2020, the company initially said in its third-quarter report.Responding to LNG World News email, Woodside spokesperson said the company confirms the deal was signed with a unit of the German utility RWE.Terms of the mid-term deal with RWE Supply & Trading, however, remained undisclosed.Commenting on the deal, Woodside CEO, Peter Coleman said, “this agreement illustrates further diversification of Woodside’s buyer relationships and the increasing interaction between Asia-Pacific and Atlantic LNG participants.”last_img read more

Smoking cannabis DOES increase risk of anxiety & depression

first_imgMailOnline 14 July 2014Smoking cannabis does increase the risk of depression and anxiety, a new study has concluded.U.S. researchers found the brains of users were less able to react to dopamine – the feel-good chemical that inspires a spirit of get-up-and-go.The study adds to previous research suggesting marijuana can lead to people becoming withdrawn, lethargic and apathetic.Psychiatrist Dr Nora Volkow, of the National Institute on Drug Abuse in the U.S., used the stimulant Ritalin to see the effect cannabis had on the brain.Like cocaine, Ritalin raises levels of dopamine in the brain.This made it ideal for the study, published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.Of the 48 people in the study, half received the drug – while the other half acted as a control group.Personality and brain scans showed the cannabis users had significantly blunted dopamine responses compared with the controls who had never taken the drug.http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2691837/Smoking-cannabis-DOES-increase-risk-anxiety-depression.htmllast_img read more

10 Foods to Eat Every Day for Perfect Skin

first_img 184 Views   no discussions Food & DiningHealthLifestyle 10 Foods to Eat Every Day for Perfect Skin by: – August 14, 2014 Share Tweet Sharing is caring!center_img Share Share Are you tired of using different expensive and ineffective beauty products? It’s time to throw away all those ineffective products and start eating foods for perfect skin. I went from terrible acne five months ago to not having acne now.It was hard, but it was possible, and less expensive than turning to pricey products. While some foods can aggravate your skin, others can enhance it. Check out a list of 10 foods to eat every day for perfect skin.1. Red bell peppersRed bell peppers are a tasty vegetable that can be enjoyed either cooked or raw. One red bell pepper contains more than 100% of your daily vitamin C needs. It also contains significant amounts of dietary fiber and vitamin B6. Moreover, it is rich in carotenoids that can help prevent wrinkles and increase blood circulation to your skin, helping it look more youthful. Due to their carotenoids, red bell peppers are also great to fight acne.A red bell pepper is a perfect, low calorie snack that contains about 30 calories and has a really satisfying crunchy bite. Keep slices of red bell peppers in the fridge, so you will always have something healthy and tasty to reach for when you are having a snack attack. The fiber that a bell pepper contains will help you to feel full longer with very little calories. Plus, you will have a flawless skin!2. Dark chocolateThis is one of my favorite foods to eat every day for perfect skin! Dark chocolate is rich in antioxidants, fatty acids and flavanols that promote glowing skin. The antioxidants in dark chocolate will help reduce roughness in your skin and protect it against sun damage. Moreover, cocoa relaxes arteries, increasing blood circulation that leads to healthier skin.I usually buy cocoa powder or raw cacao for less fat. And if you like dark chocolate, eat your ounce of dark chocolate every day and make sure you choose at least 80% cacao content in order to avoid milk and added sugars found in a traditional chocolate bar.3. SalmonSalmon is an excellent food to fight stress, anxiety, and depression. Salmon also provides most of your daily vitamin D needs. And as you may already know, Vitamin D is responsible for keeping your heart, bones, colon and brain healthy. It also helps prevent colon cancer, anxiety, depression, heart disease and bone disease.Salmon is also rich in omega-3 fatty acids that are excellent for fighting inflammation, wrinkles and acne. Its high omega-3 content also helps hydrate your skin from the inside out. Moreover, eating salmon keeps your scalp hydrated and promotes strong, healthy hair.4. Coconut oilCoconut oil is one of the richest sources of saturated fat with about 90 percent of calories as saturated fat. It contains lauric acid, a powerful antibacterial and antiviral agent that keeps away viruses, infections, inflammation and acne. Coconut oil is also rich in essential fatty acids and Vitamin E, which are perfect for keeping your skin moist, soft, and wrinkle-free.I use coconut oil as a body cream and consume 1 tbsp. of raw coconut oil every day. Coconut oil is especially good for your thyroid. Plus, there’s considerable evidence that this oil can help lose weight. So many health benefits, don’t you think?5. Green teaWell, so I know green tea is actually a beverage, but tea leaves come from a plant! Even though I love black tea, I drink green tea every day because I know that it is a great source of antioxidants and a unique amino acid, L-theanine that helps relax your body and lower stress.When the tea is hot, the bionic brew releases catechins, a kind of antioxidant with proven anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory properties. Green tea may also reduce your risk of developing high blood pressure. Drink 3 or more cups of tea every day for better results.6. SpinachSpinach is a healthy and nutrient-rich food you should certainly include in your everyday diet. You may hate spinach, but it is a wonderful source of iron, folate, chlorophyll, Vitamin E, magnesium, Vitamin A, fiber, plant protein, and Vitamin C. Due to their antioxidant abilities, Vitamins C, E, and A are especially great for your skin.Spinach contains antioxidants that fight against all types of skin problems. Add it to your everyday diet and see what happens. By eating spinach, you’re just cleaning your skin from the inside out!7. SeedsChia seeds, hemp seeds, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, and flax seeds are all great for your skin. Pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds are both rich in selenium, Vitamin E, magnesium and protein. Selenium and protein keep all wrinkles away, Vitamin E enhances moisture in your skin and magnesium lowers your stress levels. The healthy Omega 3 fatty acids in flax, chia and hemp seeds are perfect for fighting wrinkles and acne. Plus, these seeds are rich in protein.Just sprinkle seeds right on top of your salad or oatmeal and enjoy the great taste as well as perfect skin. I like to add seeds to a fruit yogurt, I think it tastes even better. I also add raw pumpkin seeds in my oh-so delicious smoothies. And what are your favorite seeds? How do you eat them?8. CeleryAnother food to eat daily for perfect skin is celery. Many of us underestimate this veggie, but celery contains Vitamin K that keeps the blood circulation healthy and helps to reduce high blood pressure. This can reduce your stress level, and as you know stress can cause bad skin, migraines and even cancer.Celery also contains natural sodium, potassium and water, and can help to prevent dehydration. I hope you know that dehydrated skin means dryness, flaking, wrinkles, and even breakouts. Make sure you consume celery every day or at least every other day. If you are counting calories, don’t worry, celery is very low in calories!9. PapayaPapaya is a wonderful fruit which has a rich history and numerous nutritional benefits. It is very low in calories (only 39 calories per 100 g!) and also contains no cholesterol. So if you are trying to lose weight, consider eating papaya every day to maximize its health benefits.A great beauty food, papaya is low in fructose and is excellent for digestion! The antioxidant nutrients found in it, including Vitamins C and E and beta-carotene, are great at reducing inflammation and acne. Moreover, Vitamin C may also protect your skin against sun damage.CarrotsCarrots are good not only for your eyes, but also for your skin. They are especially good for clearing up breakouts. Carrots are rich in vitamin A and they help prevent the overproduction of cells in the outer layer of the skin. That’s where excess sebum combines with dead cells and clogs pores.Another great reason to snack on some carrots is because Vitamin A reduces the development of skin-cancer cells. So make sure you nibble on a half-cup of baby carrots every day for perfect skin. I love carrots and I think they make a great snack.You don’t have to eat all these foods every day, but even some of them would be great! Be sure to avoid junk foods, too much sugar, trans fats and refined carbs for the best skin possible. Which of these foods do you eat every day? Share your thoughts, please, and thanks for reading!Healthy Livinglast_img read more

MMH announces new opioid guidelines

first_imgBATESVILLE, Ind. — Margaret Mary Health recently announced that providers started using new Opiate and Other Controlled Substances guidelines to treat acute and chronic pain conditions with remedies other than narcotic pain medications.These new guidelines started the beginning of January.Margaret Mary says when Opiates and Controlled Substances are necessary for patients, the hospital’s emergency department, physician’s offices, and local minor care facilities will only provide these medications when it is safe and appropriate using new specific guidelines.The new guidelines provide specific information on medication selection, dosage, duration, and when and how to reassess progress and discontinue the medication if needed.last_img read more

Murray through to Australian decider

first_imgAndy Murray is into his first Grand Slam final since winning Wimbledon in 2013.He’s beaten Tomas Berdych in four sets, 6-7, 6-love, 6-3, 7-5 to reach the decider.Murray will next face either top seed Novak Djokovic or Stan Wawrinka – who play tomorrow.  The top two players in the world will face each other in the women’s final of the Australian Open tennis. Top seed Serena Williams saw off 19-year-old Madison Keys in straight sets in an all-American last four match.She’ll face Maria Sharapova – who eased past another Russian in Ekaterina Makarova.last_img read more