Arsenal fans giddy as William Saliba and Gabriel train together for the first time

first_imgThe sheer size of Saliba and Gabriel…Oh boy!! #Arsenal— Bernard Jo Garrett (@IamJoDboss) September 8, 2020 Advertisement Arsenal begin the 2020/21 campaign with a trip to London rivals Fulham (Picture: Getty)There were some bold predictions as giddy fans got their first glimpse of Saliba and Gabriel on the training ground together – could these two help lead Arsenal into a new era under Arteta? The next #Campbell and #Toure#Saliba #Gabriel #AFCGO #AFC #COYG #Arsenal— AFC GO (@TheAFCGo) September 8, 2020 Arsenal fans giddy as William Saliba and Gabriel train together for the first time Comment They are hereAnd they are perfect 😍😍🤩Arsenal new CB pairing William Saliba and Gabriel Magalhaes in training#AFC #arsenal— KT SWINGS (@kt_leftie) September 8, 2020 Huge pressure and expectation on the shoulders of Saliba & Gabriel this season. Confident they will shine ! ✨— Osman (@OsmanZtheGooner) September 8, 2020Gabriel, who will be wearing the No.6 shirt at Arsenal, is looking forward to playing alongside Saliba and is confident the young Frenchman has the quality to become a key player for the club. ‘I know Saliba is a talented young player and if he is joining Arsenal it is because of his quality,’ he told Arsenal’s official website.‘We have a few friends in common and I did play against him before.‘He is a great player and I am sure we will get along very well.’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 ArsenalThe Brazilian is also relishing the chance to team up with fellow countryman David Luiz, who he idolised as a youngster making his way in the game.‘For sure David is an example, he is a player I admire very much,’ Gabriel added.‘I was always a big fan of him and everything he achieved.‘I watched him since I was a kid, I played video games with his character and today it is a dream come true to be here with him and hopefully play next to him soon.’Which player will have a bigger future at Arsenal?William Saliba0%Gabriel0%Share your resultsShare your resultsTweet your resultsFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page.MORE: Willian ‘wooed’ by Mikel Arteta’s plan for ArsenalMORE: How Julian Draxler has reacted to Leeds United transfer interest GABRIEL AND SALIBAAAAAAAAAAAQ— saliba szn⚡️ (@hayatelseedd) September 8, 2020center_img William Saliba x Gabriel Magalhaes Keeping the most clean sheets next season. Save this tweet.— WelBeast (@WelBeast) September 8, 2020 The Saliba x Gabriel decade starts now— C. (@afcwrld) September 8, 2020 Arsenal’s first-team squad were put through their paces on Tuesday (Picture: Getty)Arsenal conceded 48 goals in the Premier League last season and supporters are hopeful their two new arrivals will help fix the side’s leaky defence.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTThe Gunners kick off the season at Craven Cottage in just four days’ time and Saliba and Gabriel were put through their paces on Tuesday as Arteta’s players stepped up their preparations to face newly-promoted Fulham. William Saliba and Gabriel took part in drills with their new Arsenal team-mates (Picture: Getty)William Saliba and Gabriel have been pictured training together for the first time at London Colney this week and it’s fair to say Arsenal fans are getting rather excited about their new-look central defence ahead of the 2020/21 campaign. France Under-20 international Saliba was the first of the two to join as he swapped Saint-Etienne for Arsenal back in July 2019 but the 19-year-old returned to the Ligue 1 club on loan last season so is yet to play a competitive match for the Gunners.Mikel Arteta will be delighted to have inherited Saliba from the Unai Emery era but the Spaniard has been determined to further strengthen his options at centre-half this summer – and his wishes were granted last week as Arsenal wrapped up a £27 million agreement with Lille for Gabriel, 22. Look at the size of Gabriel and Saliba. This is what I’m talking about 😍— Jax Teller (@SVNdombele) September 8, 2020 Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 8 Sep 2020 5:34 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link21.7kShares Advertisementlast_img read more

Rental demand spike: Tenants are fleeing Sydney for Brisbane

first_imgBrisbane’s rental vacancy rate has tightened for the fifth straight month, new data shows.BRISBANE rentals are filling up fast as fed-up southerners flee Sydney for the sunshine state, new data shows.While the nation’s biggest property market becomes littered with empty homes and desperate landlords slash rents to try to hold on to tenants, the Queensland capital’s rental vacancy rate is shrinking as rising demand eats up surplus stock. GET THE LATEST REAL ESTATE NEWS DIRECT TO YOUR INBOX HERE The latest figures from property valuation firm SQM Research reveal rental vacancies in Brisbane fell to 2.9 per cent in July — down from 3 per cent in June — marking the fifth straight monthly decline this year. Sydney’s vacancy rate is now the highest in 13 years.Sydney’s vacancy rate is now the highest in 13 years, with 2.8 per cent of the city’s units and houses unoccupied, yet the asking rent for a three-bedroom house in the city is still the highest in the country at $707 a week.SQM Research managing director Louis Christopher said the data showed many residents were leaving Sydney and heading north in search of more affordable housing and a better standard of living. A SLICE OF THE CARIBBEAN IN QLD Mr Christopher said the gap between Brisbane and Sydney house prices was the largest it had been in at least 15 years.“For southerners, there’s definitely a standard of living benefit through doing the move — provided they can find a job in Brisbane or thereabouts,” Mr Christopher said.“Up until two years ago that was the problem, but the Brisbane economy has been rebounding thanks to the end of the mining downturn and so job creation has increased and it’s become a little bit easier to do that move and find a job that goes with it.”More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus17 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market17 hours agoSQM Research managing director Louis Christopher.Mr Christopher said he expected surplus rental supply in Brisbane to continue to be absorbed in the next 12 to 18 months.“Two years from now, the market will signficantly favour landlords,” he chief economist Nerida Conisbee said the online portal had recorded a 12 per cent rise in demand for rental properties in Brisbane in the past 12 months.Demand for houses was up 7.2 per cent and views per apartment listings were 16 per cent higher than a year ago. NO TOILET, NO KITCHEN, ALREADY LANDING OFFERS In Sydney, demand for units and houses had fallen 25 per cent over the same period.“We track rental demand on views per listing and Brisbane is well up, so it’s not surprising we’re seeing this drop in the vacancy rate,” Ms Conisbee said.“There just seems to be this recovery occurring in the Queensland economy and renters are often a better indicator of what’s happening than buyers, because they can be driven by speculation.” A house for rent in Stafford, Brisbane. Image: AAP/Glenn Hunt.An estimated 9886 residential rentals are sitting vacant in Brisbane, compared with nearly 20,000 in Sydney.Despite vacancy rates tightening, rents in Brisbane are holding firm, with surplus stock being absorbed by rising demand, easing concerns about the inner city’s apartment oversupply.The asking rent for a house in Queensland rose 0.1 per cent in July to $452 a week, while unit rents held steady at $370 a week. BRISBANE DEFIES PROPERTY DOWNTURN center_img REA Group chief economist Nerida Conisbee.Ms Conisbee said the inner suburbs of Newmarket and Windsor in Brisbane’s north and Camp Hill and Holland Park in Brisbane’s south were the most popular among prospective tenants, along with Greenbank in Logan.TOP 5 BRISBANE SUBURBS FOR RENTAL DEMAND1. Holland Park 2. Newmarket 3. Greenbank 4. Camp Hill 5. Windsor (Source:, based on views per listing)last_img read more

‘Modest’ Gulf of Mexico lease sale attracts $159M in bids

first_imgThe U.S. administration’s latest Gulf of Mexico lease sale has attracted $159,4 million in high bids, a result described as “somewhat modest,” by NOIA.Illustration; A U.S. Gulf of Mexico oil platform – Image source: DOIAccording to the U.S. Department of the Interior, the Lease Sale 253 held on Wednesday saw 27 oil companies take part.The companies offered $159,386,761 in high bids for 151 tracts covering 835,006 acres in federal waters of the Gulf of Mexico.The lease sale included 14,585 offshore blocks, located from three to 231 miles offshore, in the Gulf’s Western, Central and Eastern Planning Areas in water depths ranging from nine to more than 11,115 feet (three to 3,400 meters).The Mississippi Canyon block NH16-10 received four bids, which is the largest number of bids for a block in this lease sale.The highest bid for a single block came from BHP. The Australian company offered $22,5 million for NG15-03 Green Canyon block and was the only company bidding for that block. The second-highest bid came from Chevron for the Mississippi Canyon/937 block – $6.7 millionEquinor submitted the biggest number of bids – 23 in total, for the sum of $16 million. BHP was the highest bidder by the money amount offered – $41 million – across 20 blocks.BP, Shell, Chevron, Anadarko, Hess, Total, Kosmos, Enven, took part as well.Source: BOEMThe U.S. National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA) Vice President of Communications Nicolette Nye said: “The somewhat modest results of lease sale 253 reflect the cautiously optimistic attitude of an offshore industry still in recovery.”“Bidding activity today may reflect the slower than desired improvement in [oil] prices. There is also uncertainty surrounding pending regulatory actions such as financial assurance and fair market valuation.“Deepwater and ultra-deepwater tracts drew high interest in this sale but shallow water tracts also proved to be attractive. Overall, today’s’ sale demonstrates that the offshore oil and gas industry remains committed to the U.S. Gulf of Mexico. Each newly leased block represents a chance for further exploration, development and economic and energy opportunity.  The U.S. Gulf of Mexico will continue to be a vital part of America’s economic and energy future,” Nye said.The previous lease sale held in March attracted $244,299,344 in high bids for 227 tracts covering 1,261,133 acres in federal waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Oil giant Shell snapped up the biggest number of blocks – 87 – while Norway’s Equinor submitted the highest bid for a single block – $24,5 million.Offshore Energy Today StaffSpotted a typo? Have something more to add to the story? Maybe a nice photo? Contact our editorial team via email. Also, if you’re interested in showcasing your company, product, or technology on Offshore Energy Today, please contact us via our advertising form where you can also see our media kit.last_img read more

Ex-village watchman shot dead

first_imgBacolod City – A man was shot dead in Barangay Lopez Jaena, SagayCity, Negros Occidental. The 28-year-old Virgilio Tingson, aformer village watchman of Barangay Cabahug, Cadiz City, Negros Occidental,died of gunshot wound on the body, a police report showed.    Tingson was rushed to the LopezDistrict Farmers’ Hospital Inc. in Sagay City where the attending physiciandeclared him “dead on arrival.”    According to police investigators,Tingson was driving a motorcycle with Junel Sedoriosa as back rider when anunidentified suspect shot Tingson around 6:30 a.m. on Dec. 14. Officers of the Sagay City policestation have yet to identify the suspect and the motive in the incident./PNlast_img read more

Liverpool seal £27m ‘final agreement’ for Thiago, confirm Bayern

first_imgThiago Alcantara will complete a switch to Liverpool after ending his seven-year stint at European champions Bayern Munich. The Reds will reportedly pay £27 million for the Spain international, who has agreed a four-year deal. “I can confirm that Bayern have reached a final agreement with Liverpool,” Bayern chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge told Bild Live. “It was Thiago’s wish to do something different towards the end of his career.”Advertisement The midfielder left Barcelona for the Bundesliga in 2013, winning seven consecutive league titles with Bayern capped off by the treble in 2020 highlighted by their Champions League triumph last month. His contract with the Bavarian giants was due to expire at the end of the 2020-21 season. Premier League champions Liverpool had been linked with Thiago all summer and last week manager Jurgen Klopp reaffirmed that he was a fan of the 29-year-old. “It is nice that we are linked with him but that is pretty much it really,” Klopp said. Promoted ContentCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way6 Extreme Facts About Hurricanes8 Shows That Overstayed Their WelcomeBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemThe Best Cars Of All TimeDid You Know There’s A Black Hole In The Milky Way?Can Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?The Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldWhat Is A Black Hole In Simple Terms?10 Phones That Can Easily Fit In The Smallest PocketWhat Women Find The Most Attractive In Men From The 60-s6 TV Characters Whose Departures Have Made The Shows Better Read Also: JUST-IN: Liverpool agree fee for Spanish midfielder“It is because he is a good player and Liverpool is a big club, so that is nice.”Thiago is Liverpool’s second signing of the transfer window after they brought in defender Kostas Tsimikas from Olympiakos last month.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… last_img read more

Benning returns to promotional helm at Independence Motor Speedway

first_imgINDEPENDENCE, Iowa – Dana Benning returns to the helm at Independence Motor Speedway in 2015, this time with a partner.Benning and son Brady comprise B & D Promotions, which will oversee events at the 3/8-mile semi-banked clay oval. “It’s exciting to come back,” said Benning, who had promoted Independence from 2000-2002. “We put new lighting in 15 years ago and that was a starting point for improvements made since then. The facility has been much updated, so it’s kind of like walking into a turnkey operation.”A new victory lane and continued work on the racing surface are on the more immediate agenda at Indee with a new front straight catch fence in future plans.“There isn’t a lot of work that has to be done to the facility,” acknowledged Benning, most recently event manager at Benton County Speedway. “What we need to do is polish the show and make sure it continues being the best in Eastern Iowa.” Five sanctioned divisions, the IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modifieds, IMCA Late Models, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks and Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods, return to Saturday programs at Independence. IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing national and regional, and Allstar Performance state points will be awarded at April 11 and April 18 when the Modifieds, Stocks, Hobbies and SportMods, along with non-sanctioned micro mods, see their first action of the new season. The local track point season runs from April 25 through Aug. 29th. Independence has sanctioned its Modifieds with IMCA since 1984. IMCA Late Models made their first local appearance in 1987. Stock Cars have been sanctioned with IMCA since 1994, the Hobby Stocks continuously since 2002 and the Northern SportMods since 2008. “There was no thought of any other sanctioning body. Independence is and always will be an IMCA track,” Benning said. “A person would be foolish to change what works.”The Deery Brothers Summer Series for Late Models comes to town on Wednesday, July 8, during the Buchanan County Fair.last_img read more

Osborn, Gottschalk among Lexington winners

first_imgLEXINGTON, Neb. (Aug. 7) – With limited time remaining in the regular season, every point matters that much more and the fierce competition showcased at Lexington Raceway on Sunday evening was evident of the neck-and-neck battles throughout the evening on the Dawson County Fairgrounds.Leading from the onset and never looking back was Colton Osborn as he put on a dominating performance to win the Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modified feature. Osborn piloted his hot rod to the lead on the first lap and led all 20 laps of the feature event.The laps that matter the most were led by Daniel Gottschalk in the Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod feature. Gottschalk led the final two laps to earn the feature victory.Battling against a dry-slick track that had been used and abused for five feature events, Mike Nichols was able to garner the lead for the final six laps to claim the checkers in the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car feature.Hitting all his marks on the final laps during the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock feature event was Travis Kernick as he notched the victory.last_img read more

Truck Driver Avoids Charges in Accident that Killed Toddler

first_imgTragedy struck a Greenacres family Thursday night, as their toddler lost her life in a roadway.According to officials with the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office, a truck accidentally hit and pinned 3-year-old Violet Juarez under the vehicle just after 6 p.m.The accident report explains that just before the accident occurred, the 2020 Dodge Ram 1500’s driver had been parked in the 4700 block of Gulfstream Rd., in order to let out his passengers.He then turned south on the street, in order to make a U-turn.Officials say that’s when Juarez darted out into the truck’s path.The report goes on to say that the driver cooperated afterward, and the child was flown to one hospital before being taken by Trauma Hawk to another.However, she was pronounced dead at 8:30 p.m. that night at Delray Medical Center.The driver is not facing charges, as officials have determined he is not at fault.last_img read more

Williams, Skeete open athletics season on high note

first_imgWORLD Youth silver medallist Daniel Williams, and South American Youth gold medallist Deshanna Skeete opened their season in fine form last Sunday at the Athletics Association of Guyana (AAG) Development Meet at the National Track and Field Centre on the West Coast of Demerara.Super Upcoming Runners’ Cassie Small, Kezra Murray (Police), and seniors Leslain Baird, Devaun Barrington and Winston Missigher, were also among the day’s leaders, at the age group meet, which marked the start of the AAG’s 2017 season.Williams found little competition as he championed the Boys 17-19 300m, 150m and 80m sprints.In the 300m he clocked 35.57s, quite a distance ahead of Hopetown Flames’ Lionel Marks, who trotted in for second with a time of 36.72s. Christianburg’s Jennis Benjamin managed to secure third with a time of 36.99s.In the 150m, Williams had an impressive 15.35 seconds; Marks once again followed for another second-place finish, with a time of 15.73 secs.In the 80m event Williams needed just 8.48 secs to make it to the finish line, while Benjamin was able to pick up a second place in 8.60 secs.Skeete owned the Girls’ 14-16 300m in a blistering 41.87 secs, where Shantay George claimed second place in 42.62 secs and Keliza Smith was third with 42.86 secs.Used to being at the top spot on the field in the jumps, Linden jumper Chantoba Bright found herself relegated on the track, when she was outclassed by Small in the Girls’ 17-19 300m. Small covered the distance in 41.71 secs, just pipping Bright, who ended he run in 41.79 secsTonya Rawlins took third place in a time of 44.60s.Barrington and Missigher ruled in the middle-distance races. Missigher had an entire minute to spare ahead of longtime rival Cleveland Thomas, winning the Boys’ 1200m in 3:13.94s.Barrington took hold of the Boys’ open 600m, and clocked 1:23.00s for the win. Also taking wins in the 600m distance was Upper Demerara’s Daniel Melville and Maria Urquhart. Melville won the Boys’ 17-19 category in 1:24.69s, while Urquhart won the Girls’ in 1:41.75s.Police’s Kezra Murray won the Girls’ 17-19 1000m, while Shaquka claimed first place in the Girls’ 14-16 1000m.On the distaff side Kezia Moore was consistent in her events placing in the top three on each occasion. She was first across the finish line in the Girls’ 14-16 80m finishing with 10.30s while Annalisa Barclay came in second (10.53s) and Dominique Semple third (11.60s).In the field events, national men’s javelin record-holder Leslain Baird opened his season with a 70.74m throw.last_img read more

Anelka: Drogba will move to China

first_imgNicolas Anelka believes he will be joined at Shanghai Shenhua by Didier Drogba this summer.Anelka recently left Chelsea to sign for the Chinese club and his former Blues team-mate Drogba has long been tipped to follow suit.Drogba’s Stamford Bridge contract expires at the end of the season and the 33-year-old has rejected the offer of a new one-year deal.AdChoices广告And Shanghai-based newspaper Xinmin has quoted Anelka has saying: “Yes, I often contact him. If all goes well, he should be able to come to Shanghai.”Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more