Mikel Arteta offers Henrikh Mkhitaryan an Arsenal lifeline

first_imgMikel Arteta offers Henrikh Mkhitaryan an Arsenal lifeline Advertisement Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 7 Mar 2020 11:10 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link4.5kSharescenter_img Comment Henrikh Mkhitaryan joined Roma on loan from Arsenal last summer (Picture: Getty)Mikel Arteta has hinted Henrikh Mkhitaryan could yet have a future at Arsenal, despite having been deemed surplus to requirements by his predecessor. Unai Emery sanctioned the departure of the Armenia international back in the summer, following the arrivals of record signing Nicolas Pepe and teenager Gabriel Martinelli. Mkhitaryan’s season-long loan spell at Roma has been interrupted by injury, but the former Manchester United and Borussia Dortmund has displayed some of his best form for several years in recent weeks and scored twice in his last three matches for the Serie A side. Reports last month claimed Roma wanted to sign the player on a permanent basis but were unwilling to meet Arsenal’s £20million valuation, meaning the 31-year-old could reluctantly be forced into returning to north London.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTArteta has resurrected the careers of Shkodran Mustafi and David Luiz since his appointment and has not yet ruled out the prospect of Mkhitaryan playing a part in his side next season.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‘It’s a possibility that we have and will consider,’ said Arteta.‘I always liked him, he is the kind of player who can fit in any team when he is at his best.‘He needs to do it consistently and here he had moments and that’s what we need to assess.‘Miki is doing really well in recent games. We know the player he’s been, we know his past, and we need to have all the information to make the right decision.’MORE: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang sets contract demands to stay at ArsenalMORE: Premier League consider coronavirus contingency plans including banning over 70s from gamesFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page.last_img read more

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‘Liverpool sign Bundesliga star and attacker for £5.1m – shrewd business’

first_imgJoel Matip to Liverpool. Done!Yes, the Reds announced the defender will sign for them in the summer when his contract at Schalke runs out.CONFIRMED: JOEL MATIP SIGNS PRE-CONTRACT AGREEMENT WITH LIVERPOOL“I have always said that there is only one reason I would leave Schalke – to experience something completely new,” the 24-year-old explained.Here, talkSPORT looks at some of the reaction online from fans.Is Matip an upgrade on what Liverpool currently have? Joel Matip above, left, in action for Schalke, will join Liverpool in the summer 1last_img

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Warriors coach Steve Kerr’s radical idea: Young ballers should play soccer first

first_imgA lot of impressionable boys and girls who worship at the altar of roundball are going to be gobsmacked when Warriors coach Steve Kerr is appointed Grand Potentate of basketball.“If I was the czar of American basketball I would make every player coming through the youth basketball program play football,” Kerr said recently on the Men in Blazers soccer podcast.“Football” meaning soccer for the uninitiated. Kerr had an international upbringing, so we’ll excuse his un-American vernacular.Guarant …last_img

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Mining ‘still a key pillar for SA economy’

first_img9 February 2015The Investing in African Mining Indaba is an annual platform that brings more than 7 000 seasoned captains of industry in the mining sector under one roof at the Cape Town Convention Centre. Mining Indaba 2015 takes place from 9 to 12 February.The event comprises an exhibition, conferences, meetings, on-site and offsite events wherein strategic investment discussions are held between industry, investors and governments.At this year’s Indaba, South Africa will present a prestigious national pavilion co-hosted by the Department of Trade and Industry (the DTI), Department of Mineral Resources (DMR) and the Department of Science and Technology. The national pavilion will also host 20 companies and relevant state-owned companies that will showcase cutting-edge offerings to potential investors and project promoters.KeynoteOver the years the keynote address by the South Africa minister of mineral resources has been a major highlight, this year will be no different with the minister taking to the podium on 10 February.South Africa will also host an investment conference on 10 February, featuring three ministers as panellists where policy, regulatory, challenges and opportunities will be discussed in a mining investment dialogue.The DTI’s participation at the 2015 edition of the Indaba is centred around government’s strategic focus on industrialisation and enhancing the linkages between mining and the rest of the economy.South Africa intends to extend and expand value chains activities within the country, increase local content in the supply of capital goods and services, improve access and inputs or mineral-based products to the rest of the economy and promote the transformation of the sector.BeneficiationOur aim is to ensure that more value is added to domestic mineral products ahead of export, so as to extract greater economic value and employment from the country’s mineral resources, estimated to be worth $2.5-trillion.In the Engineering and Metals Journal Annual Survey of Global Metal-Mining Investment 2014, South Africa features in the top 10 planned mining projects at number eight.These are projects where detailed investment quantum, commodity type and stage of investment pipeline amongst other factors have been concluded. The output of South Africa’s capital goods industry has expanded almost consistently in real terms since 1994.Internationally competitiveThe industry has exhibited a degree of international competitiveness by the rising trend in its export propensity since 1983. However, the import penetration ratio has also been rising steeply, amounting to 56% in 2012.The DTI commissioned the Resources Capital Goods Development Programme (RCGDP) study in September 2014. The study will focus on the viability and mechanism for the establishment of a Resources Capital Goods Development Programme for mining capital goods (plant, machinery and after-market) to stimulate local content and exports of resources capital equipment.The study will assess the required sector support interventions, identify key action plans and a proposed mechanism which, if implemented, will unlock and deepen local capital goods manufacturing industries in SA.It is against this background that the DTI is giving exposure to South African companies actively involved in supplying products and services in the local minerals value chain and for exports markets.Global playerThe exhibiting companies supply the following products and services: corrosion protection liners, valves, steel tubes, pipes, enamelled covered conductors, trackless underground mining equipment, liquid storage solutions, centrifugal separator, surveillance systems, mining sensor systems and hearing protection devices.Despite a declining contribution to GDP and employment, the minerals value chain remains a key pillar of South Africa’s economy and a major global player, accounting for a significant proportion of world production and reserves.The sector contributes 8.6% (R263-billion) to the GDP, creating more than 500 000 direct jobs and an additional 5007nbsp;000 indirect jobs, 50% of forex, accounts for 12 % of investment and accounts for 13.2% of corporate tax receipts. South Africa is a major supplier of coal, PGMs, gold, diamonds, chrome, iron ore, vanadium and manganese.StimulantAlthough South Africa is endowed with exceptional mineral resources, further downstream and upstream beneficiation has not fully reached its full economic potential, mainly due to structural conditions within key value-chains. The DTI is at the forefront of driving the country’s industrialisation agenda wherein mineral beneficiation is a key focus area as a major stimulant.Key on this agenda is promoting investment in the sector using policy levers and incentives, encouraging local content throughout the minerals value chain, availing industrial financing, reducing export cargo dues on beneficiated cargo, export credit insurance and stimulating market opportunities especially exports into the rest of the continent and South America. South Africa will also explore support measures to increase the local value add of inputs into the minerals value chain.In 2015 economic forecast reveals that the global economy is likely to continue expanding at a moderate pace, pushing demand for minerals slightly higher. Despite the fact that China and some part of Europe are still on a slow the economic growth, the United States is on a rebound and Japan’s economic recovery is still on track.RecoveryAccording to Deloitte, the mining sector appears to be coming back into favour with investors, with sector valuations, mining capitalisations and total returns showing signs of recovery.During the Mining Indaba, the DTI will be hosting delegations from UK, Turkey, Canada, China, India, Iran and Japan, amongst others.For more than 20 years the Indaba has been a key event in Cape Town, bringing over R500-million in direct revenue to the city over the last eight years, creating 4 500 direct and indirect jobs and selling 20 000 hotel nights.Davies is the South African Trade and Industry Ministerlast_img read more

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Hay farmers don’t need to visit a casino to gamble

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest No matter what crops they raise, all farmers are dependent on the weather to make a living. Planting and harvesting both have to be done in a timely manner within a fairly narrow period of time and sometimes Mother Nature doesn’t want to cooperate.Unpredictable weather is a problem that all farmers face, but lately I have been feeling particularly sympathetic toward hay farmers. Rain can often be a blessing for farmers, but some of the recent rains have been a thorn in the side of some local hay farmers as they are constantly are faced with the gamble of whether or not the weather will stay dry enough to bale hay.Just last week I was taking a drive through Knox County when I saw first hand several hay farmers that had gambled on no rain and lost. An unpredicted rain pounded down on their freshly mowed hay fields. We all have witnessed rain falling from the sky on days when no rain was predicted; normally that rain is only a slight inconvenience, but it was a pretty large problem for these farmers with mowed hay fields.Hopefully this hay season will turn out to be a good one with more hay farmers winning rather than losing the battle with mother nature and her unpredictable rains.last_img read more

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Never Mind the Valley: Here’s Boulder

first_imgWhy Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… jolie odell 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… It’s no secret that we at ReadWriteWeb have a lot of love for startups that make their homes outside Silicon Valley and the Bay Area.We’ve decided to make a few videos spotlighting some unique, unexpected locations where startups thrive, where tech scenes are vibrant, where cooperation outstrips competition, and where creativity runs rampant. One of the first cities we’d like to introduce you to is home to between 150 and 170 startups as well as a thriving entrepreneurial and creative community. Welcome to Boulder, Colorado.RWW’s Never Mind the Valley series:AustinBangaloreBeijingBostonBoulderIsraelLondonLos AngelesNew YorkPortland Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#Features#Never Mind the Valley#start#startups With the startup accelerator program at TechStars acting as a lightning rod, this area has grown from an earthy university town to a true hotbed of innovation. In certain parts of downtown, you can’t throw a rock without hitting some startup’s offices, and I could barely walk three blocks without bumping into at least one entrepreneur, developer, or designer working at a company such as Threadless or AOL.We interviewed a couple of local startup advisors and one startup team about the culture and community in Boulder. Watch and listen to what they have to say; there are more than a few reasons tech-minded residents love this gorgeous mountain town. Related Posts last_img read more

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More Awesome iOS Games to Come As Epic Games Releases Unreal Development Kit

first_imgA Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts The technology behind some of the most popular video games, including Gears of War 3 and Infinity Blade, is now available to iPhone and iPad game developers, as Epic Games has released an updated version of its Unreal Development Kit (UDK).The kit, which is free to download, provides developers the framework to create 3D simulations, high-quality graphics, and advanced animations on iOS. There is no cost for licensing the UDK for educational or non-commercial usage. If you do want to sell the apps you make with the kit, there’s a $99 licensing fee and you’ll have to pay 25% in royalties after your first $5000 in sales.That could end up being quite a bit of money if you build a successful game, true, but making the kit free available will likely spur not just the development process for a gaming company, but also help expand the number of high-end video games that are starting to appear on Apple’s mobile devices.Paving the Way for More High-End Games on Mobile DevicesEpic Games’ Infinity Blade hit the App Store last week and was quickly crowned the fastest grossing app ever. And while some game makers and players have long scoffed at the thought of high-quality games ever being available – or more importantly playable – on mobile devices, Infinity Blade demonstrates that, indeed, you can unleash some furious video-game ass-kicking via your iPhone.As a Wall Street Journal article on today’s release notes, Apple has added a number of technologies over the last few years to the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch that have made this sort of gaming experience possible. And it’s also featured mobile gaming as part of its marketing campaign, with Epic Citadel – also built with the Unreal Engine technology – featured at Apple’s iOS 4.1 announcement in September.So what about Android? Game developers have a number of concerns with the Android platform, as “the wide variety of Android phones available on the market makes writing applications that can work across the board challenging, and Google’s Android Marketplace doesn’t allow for applications above a certain file size, a definite problem for both Infinity Blade.” But accordin to Epic Games co-founder Mark Rein says he expects Google will address that in the future, particularly as mobile game development grows. audrey watterscenter_img Tags:#Apple#web Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

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Lyft and nuTonomy announce self-driving R&D partnership

first_imgRelated Posts David Curry IT Trends of the Future That Are Worth Paying A… For Self-Driving Systems, Infrastructure and In… Tags:#Autonomous#Boston#driverless#Lyft#NuTonomy#R&D#ride-hailing#ride-sharing#Self-Driving#taxi center_img Uber rival Lyft and self-driving startup nuTonomy have announced on Tuesday a R&D partnership focused on the “end-to-end experience” of riders in autonomous vehicles.nuTonomy will work on the performance of the self-driving system and how it interacts with the rider, while Lyft will focus on the routing and booking of rides. In a press release, the companies said they want to learn and improve from one another.See Also: Delphi joins crowded autonomous taxi run in SingaporeThe R&D will take place in Boston, where nuTonomy has been testing self-driving vehicles for half a year. NuTonomy is following normal protocol when it comes to self-driving tests, with an engineer in the driver seat to take control if needed.“By combining forces with Lyft in the U.S., we’ll be positioned to build the best passenger experience for self-driving cars,” said Karl lagnemma, CEO and co-founder of nuTonomy.“Both companies care immensely about solving urban transportation issues and the future of our cities, and we look forward to working with Lyft as we continue to improve our autonomous vehicle software system.”Lyft already has GM investmentThe firm has already forged partnerships with General Motors and Waymo, two of the leaders in self-driving technology. The ride-sharing app does not have that much self-driving prowess, but it is the second largest ride-sharing platform behind Uber in the U.S., which makes it a valuable partner.“At Lyft, we imagine a world where car ownership is optional and cities are designed for people instead of cars. Partnering with nuTonomy is an important step towards making this vision a reality,” said Lyft CEO and co-founder, Logan Green.NuTonomy did not say whether the new partnership would affect the company’s partnership with Grub, a ride-sharing service in South-East Asia. NuTonomy also plans to launch its own shuttle service in Singapore. 5 Ways IoT can Help to Reduce Automatic Vehicle… Break the Mold with Real-World Logistics AI and…last_img read more

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10 months agoWolves boss Nuno delighted after defeat of Bournemouth

first_imgWolves boss Nuno delighted after defeat of Bournemouthby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveRaul Jimenez was again on the scoresheet as Wolves defeated Bournemouth on Saturday.An early goal from Raul Jimenez and a late strike by substitute Ivan Cavaleiro handed Wolves the three points.Following wins against Chelsea and Newcastle in the past 10 days, it is the first time since March 1980 that Wanderers have recorded a trio of consecutive victories in the top division.Wolves boss Nuno stated afterwards, “The boys playing in this weather, in the rain, and how hard it was, I’m very proud of them today. They did a fantastic job because we have to adapt to the realities. We were versatile enough to realise that today was about defending and counter attacks – exploiting our talent to achieve what we achieved today, a deserved win.“The organisation, the shape and how compact we were. We didn’t allow too many situations to Bournemouth, who are a fantastic team and played very well. Always trying to help our team mates is what defending is all about. There were not many chances, it was very hard for both teams. They matched us in shape, it was a tough game. We are happy but credit to Bournemouth, it was very difficult.”On third win in a row, he added: “We achieved a third win, but it’s not over, we have to go again. Before we were in a bad moment, now we’re in a good moment and why is important to recognise. Their character, the way they commit themselves to the work on a daily basis and to the competition so well done.“I’m very proud of the work we do every day. The character took us out of the bad moment. The only secret is work, we have to work hard. We do the same things, we were committed and football is like this. It’s life, sometimes you have bad moments, sometimes you have good moment. Rising up, reacting and bouncing back is what I’m most proud of.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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22 days ago​Liverpool claim comeback win over RB Salzburg in UYL

first_img​Liverpool claim comeback win over RB Salzburg in UYLby Ansser Sadiq22 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool were successful in the UEFA Youth League against RB Salzburg.Much like the senior side, the Reds’ youngsters took on the Austrian club in a tight contest.But Liverpool’s superior offensive capabilities allowed them to emerge with a 4-2 win in the game.Rhian Brewster was among the youngsters who was involved, and it was his penalty in injury time that put the icing on the cake for the Reds.They did experience some scares in the game, as they were 2-1 down with 12 minutes remaining.But they rallied and scored three late goals to seal the contest. About the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your saylast_img

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