Arsene Wenger backing Arsenal to overcome Napoli in the Europa League

first_imgArsene Wenger backing Arsenal to overcome Napoli in the Europa League Comment The Frenchman will be rooting for his old club in the quarter-finals (Picture: Getty)Arsene Wenger has warned Napoli they face a difficult test against his old side Arsenal when the two teams meet in the quarter-finals of the Europa League next month.The Gunners were handed a very challenging route to the final, drawn against Napoli in the next round and either Valencia or Villarreal in the semi-finals should they overcome the Serie A runners-up.Wenger says he will be rooting for Arsenal when the two sides meet in April and believes they will pose a huge test for Napoli to overcome. Advertisement Arsenal saw off in Rennes in style, but Napoli will be a far tougher test (Picture: Getty)The French side won the first leg against the 10-man Gunners but the north Londoners blitzed their opponents in the second leg at the Emirates, winning 3-0 on the night in scintillating fashion.That game is Arsenal’s last outing in March, with FA Cup fixtures meaning their weekend match is postponed, and they will head to Dubai for warm-weather training after the international break before a run of games against Newcastle, Everton, Napoli and Watford.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 Arsenalcenter_img Wenger was also full of praise for current Napoli boss Carlo Ancelotti (Picture: Getty)‘I will be an Arsenal fan on the night of game against Napoli, just as I have been during all their matches this season,’ the Frenchman told Italian newspaper Il Mattino.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘Emery doesn’t need any advice from me. I am a huge fan of Carlo Ancelotti, he’s one of the greatest technicians of all time, a true master in the way he works with his teams.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 City‘But Arsenal are a great team and for Napoli it will be a very difficult task to knock them out.’Arsenal progressed to the quarter-finals after a thrilling come-from-behind victory over Rennes. Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 16 Mar 2019 2:56 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link3.3kShares Advertisementlast_img read more

AP2 targets tar sands, farmland for greater scrutiny

first_imgAP2 has divested 20 coal and tar sand companies due to concerns that many of its extraction projects will be unprofitable.Publishing its annual assessment of its corporate governance practices, the Swedish buffer fund also said it would be conducting an independent audit of its farmland holdings in Brazil to ensure it was in compliance with its obligations under the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), following criticism of how it can conducted itself.Chief executive Eva Halvarsson said the fund had been criticised by NGO Swedwatch, which monitors Swedish business activities in emerging markets, for not disclosing the precise locations of its Brazilian holdings.“We have taken this criticism to heart and have subsequently worked actively on improving transparency,” Halvarsson said. She added that AP2 would be working with an external auditor how it had been applying the Principles for Responsible Investment in Farmland.At the end of June, 1.2% of its SEK280bn (€30.4bn) was invested in agricultural land, partially through the TIAA-CREF Global Agriculture that has also attracted interest from a number of large Canadian institutional investors.It previously confirmed that it would grow its capital commitment to the joint venture by $750m (€549m). In the fund’s annual corporate governance report, Halvarsson also said that AP2 had completed a year-long study of the risks associated with its energy company holdings, resulting in the sale of 20 holdings.The divestment from the 12 coal and eight oil and gas companies, worth SEK840m in total, was seen as necessary due to the risk of exposure to stranded assets.Halvarsson said: “We have identified several energy companies that feature high relative exposure in high-cost projects such as oil-extraction from oil [tar] sands.“The fund believes such assets could be at serious risk of being stranded, and that this risk not yet is priced in the market.”However, the report argued that fossil energy remained a “vital commodity in contemporary society”, despite a shift towards a low-carbon economy.The shift has seen AP4 pledge to refocus its entire equity portfolio to low-carbon investments.The fourth buffer fund in September announced it was a founding member of the Portfolio Decarbonization Coalition, alongside asset manager Amundi which worked to develop a new low-carbon index.Are investors beginning to see stranded assets as a certainty, rather than a further risk worth considering?,WebsitesWe are not responsible for the content of external sitesLink to 2014 Corporate Governance report by AP2last_img read more

$1.5m Kuranda house hits the market for home or holiday let

first_imgThe elevated home has views that are second-to-none in the Cairns area. PICTURE: SALLY MORRIS – RED M PHOTOGRAPHYMs Pearson said she had been living in the home on and off with her family for years, and holiday letting it in between. “You can use the property and holiday let part of it or live in it part time,” she said. “I highly recommend doing that, because you can look at owning a home of that size but also being able to make some money out of it too. It feels like we’re offering a business as part of the home sale.” But on the flip side, she said living in the home as a family had definite advantages. “To cook in the kitchen is incredible. We also have two kids and we loved that there was so much space for them to run around and play,” Ms Pearson said. “I hope that the new owners love it as much as we loved living there, and that it’s a retreat for them. We tried to create that feeling of a retreat with a touch of luxury.” Ulysses butterflies often fly up to the windows of this prestige home. PICTURE: SALLY MORRIS – RED M PHOTOGRAPHYShe said the Kuranda was the perfect place to live with a young family. “It’s an extremely comfy home to live in, and every time you’re there it feels like you’re on holiday even though you’re just 15 minutes away from Smithfield and half an hour from Palm Cove or the city,” she said. “Being in Kuranda is like having a little hideaway of your own. There’s so much development happening there and there’s a lot of new infrastructure coming, especially Kur-World, so there’s a lot to look forward to there in terms of having plenty of things to do and nice restaurants to visit.” On the market for $1.5 million, 8 Hilltop Cl sits on 4100sq m. The kitchen leads into a large living space and outdoor deck. PICTURE: SALLY MORRIS – RED M PHOTOGRAPHYMs Pearson said the home was originally built in 1986 as a one-storey house, and was bought by herself and her husband in 2003. “My husband and I had a look at it, and it was pretty basic then, but we saw the view and knew that we wanted to do something special with it,” she said. “We decided to bite the bullet and renovate.“We went up a storey and the house was gutted. It has a brand new configuration now, and then entire top floor is the master bedroom.” More from newsCairns home ticks popular internet search terms2 days agoTen auction results from ‘active’ weekend in Cairns2 days ago 8 Hilltop Cl, Kuranda is for sale for $1.5 million. PICTURE: SALLY MORRIS – RED M PHOTOGRAPHYA HOME like no other in Kuranda is on the market for a very special buyer. This four-bedroom, three-bathroom home overlooks the stunning rainforest surrounding one of Cairns’ best kept secret suburbs. Owner Roxanne Pearson said the home was a luxurious retreat to return to every day. “The whole house works really well as a family home. The rooms are all quite private, but then there’s a huge central area to meet up and spend time together,” she said. “The master bedroom is spectacular, it’s such a beautiful place to wake up. “In the morning one of the best things to do is have a cuppa and look at the butterflies flying around, and in the evening there’s nothing better than getting into the ensuite bath for a soak. It’s 80sq m, which is quite large for a master-bedroom suite. “And then you also have to love the pool, it’s such a relaxing space to spend time with family.” The home has successfully been rented as a holiday home for about two years. PICTURE: SALLY MORRIS – RED M PHOTOGRAPHYlast_img read more

Condo in Gold Coast’s lavish Palazzo Versace hotel promises a life of luxury

first_imgA number of celebrities have stayed in the apartments over the years.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa11 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days agoIt’s no surprise then that it comes with a $1.575 million price tag.Kollosche agent Duncan Longmore, who had marketed several Versace apartments, said it was already attracting prospective buyers after three days on the market.“It’s just come on the market and there’s been really strong inquiry,” he said.“It’s probably one of the most exclusive addresses in the world.”The condo comes complete with the Versace furniture package as well as a 13m marina berth, which could be rented out. MORE NEWS: Two-year search for a buyer finally over Every inch of the apartment exudes opulence. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:58Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:58 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p216p216p180p180pAutoA, 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 Rate1xFullscreenHow much do I need to retire?00:58 The ground floor apartment comes complete with the Versace furniture package. Fancy your own private pool?JUST like the renowned Italian fashion brand, this Versace condo is nothing short of luxurious and indulgent.The two-bedroom ground floor residence in Main Beach’s Palazzo Versace building on Seaworld Drive offers a decadent lifestyle.From ornate ceilings and polished marble floors to a spa in the main bedroom’s ensuite and a private courtyard pool, the lavish apartment resembles a five-star hotel suite. Take advantage of the hotel’s facilities, including the pools.Its new owners will also enjoy Broadwater views and have access to the adjoining hotel’s facilities, including room service, housekeeping, heated indoor and outdoor pools and a gym.Mr Longmore said the hotel lifestyle, as well as no stamp duty or land taxes to worry about, was what made Versace so attractive.A string of celebrities have also been known to own or stay in the luxury apartments since the hotel opened in 2000, including Russell Crow, Beyonce and The Rolling Stones. MORE NEWS: World’s richest man creating NYC mega homelast_img read more

Roadside drug driving test to be law by 2021

first_imgRadio NZ News 19 December 2019Family First Comment: “Last year 95 people were killed in preventable crashes where the driver was found to have drugs in their system that could impair driving. That is an enormous and intolerable loss of life. The new powers will send a clear message that if you take drugs and drive, you will be caught.”Good. We’ll need these powers as attempts are made to normalise drug use. drug testing will be conducted by police from 2021, the government says.Associate Transport Minister Julie Anne Genter announced today she would introduce a bill to Parliament early next year giving police powers to run random roadside saliva testing.“Last year 95 people were killed in preventable crashes where the driver was found to have drugs in their system that could impair driving,” Ms Genter said.“That is an enormous and intolerable loss of life. The new powers will send a clear message that if you take drugs and drive, you will be caught.”Ms Genter said the saliva tests will take between two and five minutes to process, but they are not foolproof.The devices are known to give false positives, so people who tested positive would be tested a second time before facing a fine and an immediate suspension from driving for a minimum of 12 hours.“Drivers will also face criminal penalties if they fail a compulsory impairment test and blood tests confirm impairing levels of drugs in their system,” Ms Genter said.“The threshold for a criminal offence will be aligned with that for alcohol. This means a blood test that identifies impairing medication or drugs at or above an amount equivalent to the criminal drink driving limit (80mg of alcohol to 100ml of blood) will result in a criminal offence.”A variety of drugs will be tested for: THC, methamphetamine, opiates, cocaine, MDMA (ecstacy), and benzodiazepines.READ MORE: read more

James Nathan Moyer

first_imgJames Nathan Moyer, 42, of Aurora, Indiana, passed away Saturday, August 5, 2017 in Aurora, Indiana.He was born August 9, 1974 in Cincinnati, OH, son of James Moyer Sr.  and Marcia Thurnall.He worked as a Lead Carpenter for TWC Concrete Construction.James enjoyed hunting, fishing and basketball. He loved spending time with his family especially his daughter, Kacey.Surviving are father, James (Janet) Moyer Sr. of Aurora, IN; mother, Marcia Thurnall of Blanchester, OH; daughter, Kacey Lynn Moyer of Morrow, OH; .Services will be held at the convenience of the family.Contributions may be made to the Funeral Home to defray expenses. If unable to attend services, please call the funeral home office at (812) 926-1450 and we will notify the family of your donation with a card.Visit: www.rullmans.comlast_img read more

Michael S. Breslin March 30, 1948 – November 11, 2018

first_imgMichael S. Breslin age 70 of White Oak, Ohio passed away Sunday, November 11, 2018 in Blue Ash, Ohio. Born March 30, 1948 in Cincinnati, Ohio the son of Frank and Lucille (Pike) Breslin.Michael worked as a Hamilton County Sheriffs Deputy for 27 years retiring in 2000, then began his service to the Xavier University Police department. Michael also served his country in the US Army doing two tours of duty during the Vietnam War and receiving the Purple Heart.Michael is survived by his wife Peggy Breslin of Harrison, Ohio. Father of Shannon (Rob) Crone of Harrison, Ohio and Michael Breslin Jr. of Fairfield, Ohio. Grandfather of Paige and Abigail Crone.Preceded in death by his parents Frank and Lucille Breslin and a brother Thomas Breslin.Visitation will be held Friday, November 16, 2018 from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. Funeral Blessing will be held Saturday, November 17, 2018 10:00 A.M. with Rev. Jeffrey M. Kemper officiating all at Jackman Hensley Funeral Home 215 Broadway Street Harrison, Ohio 45030. Burial will follow at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery 701 E. Ross Ave Cincinnati, Ohio 45217 with Police honors.Memorials may be directed to Hospice of Cincinnati 4310 Cooper Road Cincinnati, Ohio 45242 and or The Shield 7149 Ridge Road Cincinnati, Ohio 45237 c/o the funeral home.last_img read more

IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National Point Standings through June 27

first_imgIMCA Sunoco Stock Cars – 1. Mike Nichols, Harlan, Iowa, 1,129; 2. Westin Abbey, Comanche, Texas, 1,127; 3. Jason Batt, Harker Heights, Texas, 1,092; 4. A.J. Dancer, Red Rock, Texas, 1,025; 5. Jordan Grabouski, Beatrice, Neb., 1,005; 6. Cody Center, Mesa, Ariz., 945; 7. George Fronsman, Surprise, Ariz., 931; 8. Jeffrey Abbey, Comanche, Texas, 847; 9. Jay Schmidt, Tama, Iowa, 838; 10. Bryan Schutte, Wayne, Okla., 817; 11. Austin Brauner, Platte Center, Neb., 759; 12. Brian Blessington, Breda, Iowa, 757; 13. Calvin Lange, Humboldt, Iowa, 751; 14. Kyle Pfeifer, Hill City, Kan., 734; 15. Kevin Opheim, Mason City, Iowa, 715; 16. Shelby Williams, Bonham, Texas, 698; 17. William “Joey” McCullough, Phoenix, Ariz., 695; 18. Gary Williams, Bonham, Texas, 677; 19. Devin Smith, Lake City, Iowa, 667; 20. Jason Wilkinson, Neligh, Neb., 654.  IMCA Modifieds – 1. Kelly Shryock, Fertile, Iowa, 1,098; 2. William Gould, Calera, Okla., 1,066; 3. David Goode Jr., Copperas Cove, Texas, 1,062; 4. Chris Morris, Taylor, Texas, 1,052; 5. Zachary Madrid, Tucson, Ariz., 968; 6. Anthony Roth, Columbus, Neb., 920; 7. Kelsie Foley, Tucson, Ariz., 897; 8. Jordan Grabouski, Beatrice, Neb., 891; 9. Jeff “Bubba” Stafford Jr., Wittmann, Ariz., 845; 10. Kevin Green, Waco, Texas, 830; 11. Jeffrey Hoegh, New Caney, Texas, 806; 12. Jake Pike, Pahrump, Nev., 792; 13. Shane DeMey, Denison, Iowa, 779; 14. Clay Money, Penokee, Kan., 766; 15. Matt Guillaume, Haslet, Texas, 764; 16. Jarett Franzen, Maquoketa, Iowa, 743; 17. Tim Ward, Chandler, Ariz., 732; 18. Jeff Larson, Freeport, Ill., 716; 19. Tyler Mecl, Queen Creek, Ariz., 711; 20. Joel Rust, Grundy Center, Iowa, 691. IMCA Late Models – 1. Matt Ryan, Davenport, Iowa, 565; 2. Justin L. Kay, Wheatland, Iowa, 537; 3. Jeremiah Hurst, Dubuque, Iowa, 494; 4. Dalton Simonsen, Fairfax, Iowa, 457; 5. Andy Nezworski, Buffalo, Iowa, 445; 6. Jeff Aikey, Cedar Falls, Iowa, 427; 7. Cory Dumpert, York, Neb., 416; 8. Todd Malmstrom, Hampton, Ill., 404; 9. Lake Knutti, Chadwick, Ill., 364; 10. Todd Cooney, Pleasant Hill, Iowa, 362; 11. Jim Johnson, Plainview, Neb., 339; 12. Robert Osborne, Norfolk, Neb., 332; 13. Chase Osborne, Battle Creek, Neb., 328; 14. Les Siebert, York, Neb., 321; 15. Curtis Glover, Runnells, Iowa, 315; 16. Nelson Vollbrecht, Stanton, Neb., 305; 17. Zachary Zentner, Cedar Rapids, Neb., and Shawn Cooney, Bondurant, Iowa, both 274; 19. Eric Pollard, Peosta, Iowa, 273; 20. Matt Haase, Winside, Neb., 254.  Mach-1 Sport Compacts – 1. Terry Tritt, York, Neb., 1,046; 2. Ramsey Meyer, Pierce, Neb., 1,034; 3. Steven Bevills, Granbury, Texas, 986; 4. John Gill, Marshalltown, Iowa, 907; 5. Jade Lange, Humboldt, Iowa, 722; 6. Anthony Vandenberg, Dublin, Texas, 666; 7. Alex Dostal, Glencoe, Minn., 661; 8. Darwin “Bubba” Brown Jr., Jackson, Minn., 660; 9. Howard Watson, Weatherford, Texas, and Kaleb Watson, Mineral Wells, Texas, both 653; 11. Kaytee DeVries, Spencer, Iowa, 643; 12. Derek Cates, Woodway, Texas, 633; 13. Jay DeVries, Spencer, Iowa, 609; 14. Shawn Hein, Beatrice, Neb., 587; 15. Oliver Monson, Humboldt, Iowa, and Tom Meyer, Pierce, Neb., both 566; 17. Parker Vollbrecht, Stanton, Neb., 547; 18. Brian Schoenbaum, Killeen, Texas, 527; 19. Nathan Wahlstrom, Beatrice, Neb., 523; 20. Harold Clifton, Stephenville, Texas, 506. Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods – 1. Chase Rudolf, Prole, Iowa, 1,144; 2. Cody Thompson, Sioux City, Iowa, 1,125; 3. Jake McBirnie, Boone, Iowa, 1,069; 4. Justin Svoboda, David City, Neb., 997; 5. Guy Ahlwardt, Antioch, Calif., 931; 6. Cole Carver, Apache Junction, Ariz., 853; 7. Taylor Kuehl, Cave Creek, Ariz., 846; 8. Brian Osantowski, Columbus, Neb., 817; 9. Keith Brown Jr., Pittsburg, Calif., 813; 10. Hunter Longnecker, Woodward, Iowa, 799; 11. Matt Looft, Swea City, Iowa, 798; 12. Kyle Olson, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 786; 13. Tyler Soppe, Sherrill, Iowa, 781; 14. David Jones, Chandler, Ariz., 780; 15. Dakota Sproul, Hays, Kan., 773; 16. Mark Harrison, Coolidge, Ariz., 770; 17. Jerry Miles, Bernard, Iowa, 757; 18. Brady Bjella, Williston, N.D., 745; 19. Tony Olson, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 728; 20. Luke Stallbaumer, Tecumseh, Kan., 720.center_img IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars – 1. Kenneth Duke, Selinsgrove, Pa., 577; 2. Mike Houseman, Des Moines, Iowa, 532; 3. Mike Moore, Des Moines, Iowa, 503; 4. Scott Lutz, Jonestown, Pa., 482; 5. Ryan Lynn, Hollidaysburg, Pa., 473; 6. Andy Shouse, Oklahoma City, Okla., 450; 7. Larry McVay, Bordentown, N.J., 445; 8. Jacob Gomola, Seneca, Pa., 439; 9. Zach Newlin, Millerstown, Pa., 438; 10. Jonathon J. Jones, Irvona, Pa., 408; 11. Reed Thompson, Petersburg, Pa., 400; 12. Rod Craddock, Alvin, Texas, 398; 13. Grant Champlin, Hanford, Calif., 393; 14. Mike Oliver, San Antonio, Texas, 392; 15. Colin Smith, Sheldon, Iowa, 390; 16. Kyle Ganoe, Thompsontown, Pa., 389; 17. Michael Pombo, Easton, Calif., 387; 18. Drew Ritchey, Everett, Pa., 386; 19. Kyle Rasmussen, Clovis, Calif., 382; 20. Brooklyn Holland, Fresno, Calif., 371.  Smiley’s Racing Products Southern SportMods – 1. James Hanusch, Belton, Texas, 1,068; 2. Taylor Florio, Copperas Cove, Texas, 1,059; 3. Gregory Muirhead, Mabank, Texas, 1,030; 4. Damon Hammond, Burleson, Texas, 893; 5. Larry Underwood, Temple, Texas, 813; 6. Chris Cogburn, Robinson, Texas, 663; 7. Chris Florio, Copperas Cove, Texas, 605; 8. Justin Nabors, Kemp, Texas, 571; 9. Casey Brunson, Lott, Texas, 550; 10. James McCreery, Midlothian, Texas, 519; 11. Jon White Jr., Red Oak, Texas, 514; 12. Kaden Honeycutt, Willow Park, Texas, 503; 13. James Skinner, Burleson, Texas, 497; 14. Garett Rawls, Elm Mott, Texas, 486; 15. Austin Moore, Axtell, Texas, 484; 16. Jeff Shepperd, Waco, Texas, 471; 17. Kyle Wilkins, Italy, Texas, 450; 18. Jake Upchurch, Red Oak, Texas, 434; 19. Blaine Shives, Leonard, Texas, 421; 20. Cullen Hill, Healdton, Okla., 416. IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks – 1. Leah Wroten, Independence, Iowa, 944; 2. Kaden Reynolds, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 908; 3. Tathan Burkhart, Hays, Kan., 904; 4. Jeff Ware, Columbus, Neb., 882; 5. David Norquest, York, Neb., 858; 6. Cody Williams, Minneapolis, Kan., 829; 7. Cory Probst, Brewster, Minn., 819; 8. Brandon Nielsen, Spencer, Iowa, 768; 9. Cody Nielsen, Spencer, Iowa, 761; 10. Brady J. Bencken, Oakley, Kan., 760; 11. Braxton Berry, Colby, Kan., 757; 12. Drew Barglof, Sioux Rapids, Iowa, 753; 13. Dylan Nelson, Adel, Iowa, 733; 14. John Watson, Des Moines, Iowa, 722; 15. Colby Kaspar, Columbus, Neb., 699; 16. Corey Madden, Avoca, Iowa, 690; 17. Cameron Wilkinson, Neligh, Neb., 689; 18. Adam Goff, Minot, N.D., 664; 19. Tim Gonska, Brainerd, Minn., 655; 20. Brooke Fluckiger, Columbus, Neb., 619.last_img read more

Keane won’t follow Owen into retirement

first_img He added: “I have seen today Michael Owen retiring from football. Us two came around the same time. “I dread the day I have to finish playing because it’s my life, this is what I love doing. I wake up every morning and look forward to going to training and playing games. “As long as I’m healthy and fit, I can easily carry on for another four or five years, easily.” The latter years of Owen’s career have been spent largely warming the substitutes’ bench, first at Manchester United and then current club Stoke, while the much-travelled Keane sought pastures new in Major League Soccer as he looked to continue his international career. But he has always maintained that his hunger for what he does has never diminished, and he insists that remains the case. Keane said: “I am always enjoying it. Even when things are not going well, you have to enjoy it. “I’m very privileged to have the lifestyle that I have. I wake up every day and I get paid for something that I love doing. Not many people can say that.” Robbie Keane has insisted he has no intention of following Michael Owen into retirement just yet. Press Associationcenter_img On the day the former England frontman announced he would be calling it a day at the end of the season, his 32-year-old Ireland counterpart was plotting Sweden’s downfall in Friday night’s World Cup qualifier in Stockholm – and targeting another four or five seasons beyond it. Keane said: “I am coming towards the back end of my career – I don’t mean the end. I will still be playing for certainly a good few years.” last_img read more

Wenger ‘respects’ Liverpool stance

first_img Press Association Arsene Wenger insists Arsenal will act in a ‘respectful’ manner in their pursuit of Luis Suarez after Liverpool owner John W Henry insisted the striker was not for sale. The Gunners have lodged a bid of £40million plus £1 for the striker, an amount that the Uruguayan believed would trigger a buy-out clause if it came from a club in the Champions League. But Liverpool have refuted that claim, with Henry saying he has told Arsenal chief executive Ivan Gazidis that he will not allow Suarez to go to the Emirates for any price. center_img And Wenger, speaking at a press conference in Helsinki, is adamant there will be no underhand tactics in trying to acquire his main summer target. “There is nothing to add to what I said already about the transfer of Suarez,” he said. “If it will be done, it will be done in a respectful and amicable way with Liverpool. “I didn’t read (Henry’s) statements but we’ll be faithful to the way we want to behave. “To make a transfer happen, you need the agreement of three parties – the buyer, the seller and the player. “We know what we want to do. The player, if I look at the statements (does) as well. Liverpool at the moment do not agree. If they change their minds or not, I don’t know. We’ll respect that. “We are looking at possibilities to strengthen our squad. Suarez is one of the targets. If he’s not for sale, he’s not for sale. We have to accept that. “Every club has its own way of dealing with things, we have our way and we respect all the other clubs.” last_img read more