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‘Arsenal need Partey, Rabiot & Koulibaly’ – Campbell draws up ambitious transfer plan for Arteta

By on August 13, 2020

first_img“I’d love to see Kalidou Koulibaly at the back as Arsenal struggle with quick forwards and Koulibaly is quick and an excellent defender.”That’s the position, especially after the north London derby, where we need someone who can cover ground pretty well.”A 2-1 defeat to arch-rivals Spurs in their last Premier League outing has Arsenal sweating on European qualification for 2020-21, and continental competition will be required if they are to lure any proven performers onto their books over the summer. It could, however, be that Mikel Arteta is freed to freshen up his ranks with a couple of new additions.A move for Atletico Madrid midfielder Partey has been mooted, while Juventus star Rabiot has registered on the recruitment radar in north London since his days at Paris Saint-Germain.Napoli defender Koulibaly may prove to be out of reach for Arsenal, with the Senegalese centre-half wanted by top clubs across the continent – with talk of interest from the likes of Manchester City, Liverpool and PSG gathering pace.The Gunners need to start plugging leaks at the back, though, and Campbell is hoping to see ambition shown when the next window opens.The former frontman told Gentingbet: “Arsenal need four or five players across the board.”They need centre-halves, I can see them going for one or two players in that position.”They also need central midfielders, and more energy across the midfield and either another striker or a wide player.”Quizzed as to who the Gunners should be targeting, Campbell added: “I could see three players coming to Arsenal, dependent on recruitment and transfer budget – I’m not sure what’s going to happen and I’m not sure who Arteta is looking at.”I could take Thomas Partey in midfield, from Atletico Madrid and Adrien Rabiot from Juventus. Arsenal need to be looking at bringing in “four or five players across the board”, claims Kevin Campbell, with the former Gunners striker adding Thomas Partey, Adrien Rabiot and Kalidou Koulibaly to an ambitious shopping list.Given that those at Emirates Stadium have rarely embarked on elaborate spending sprees, moves for some of the finest talent available in a European market appears unlikely.last_img read more

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South African fusion restaurant a hit in Houston

By on December 18, 2019

first_img14 January 2014Peli Peli, the only South African restaurant concept in Texas and the first South African fusion restaurant concept in the United States, has been selected as a 2013 Diners’ Choice Award winner for the Top 100 American Fare Restaurants in the United States.The awards, presented last month by online reservation site OpenTable, reflect the combined opinions of more than 5-million restaurant reviews submitted by OpenTable diners for approximately 19 000 restaurants across the US.Peli Peli and Masraff’s, a local Houston favorite, were the only restaurants in Houston to make OpenTable’s Top 100 list for 2013.According to its website, OpenTable is the world’s leading provider of online restaurant reservations, seating more than 12-million diners per month via online booking across approximately 30 000 restaurants.For the Top 100, OpenTable considered all restaurants with a minimum “overall” score and number of qualifying reviews. Qualifying restaurants were then scored and sorted according to the percentage of qualifying reviews for which “American cuisine” was selected as a special feature.According to Peli Peli, about eighty percent of its menu comprises American fare with a unique “South African twist” reflecting the culinary melting pot that exists in South Africa. The other twenty percent comprises authentic family recipes catering to South Africans living and travelling abroad.“I wanted to make sure that Peli Peli reminds South Africans of home,” Paul Friedman, Peli Peli’s owner and executive chef, said in a recent statement. “I want more people to see what South African cuisine is all about, but I also need to feed my fellow South Africans.”Being the only South African concept in Texas has been beneficial in distinguishing Peli Peli from over 7 000 restaurants in the Greater Houston area, but, says Friedman, it has also presented a unique set of problems, such as being unfamiliar with customers and incomparable to any other restaurant concept.“It was very difficult at first to get customers to give us a try, because most people have never had South African cuisine before,” said Friedman. “But what makes us special is that our cuisine is so different.”Being different has helped Peli Peli to create a strong following while picking up a number of awards, including Best Service & Best Atmosphere (Readers’ Choice Award, Houston Press) and Best Romantic Restaurant (Click2Houston.com).Peli Peli currently ranks fourth out of 7 119 restaurants in Houston according to tripadvisor.com, and has garnered a reputation for being the perfect place for special occasions.SAinfo reporter and Peli Pelilast_img read more

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Who Came Out On Top At CES?

By on December 16, 2019

first_imgNow that the Consumer Electronics Show is over and all the vendors are breaking down their booths, we have one question – who won? Social media monitoring service RowFeeder kept track of a number of different brands over the last several months and then compared daily averages to mentions during CES. According to the company, there was at least one clear leader when it came to the next generation of tablets, while the battle was a little tighter when it came to phones. According to the stats, which keep track of brand mentions on both Twitter and Facebook, Motorola came away with the prize when it comes to CES, increasing its presence by a whopping 250%.When we compare this chart with the one specifically looking at tablets, we can see why – the Motorola Xoom. The Xoom is the tablet everyone’s been waiting for that runs on Android 3.0 (AKA “Honeycomb”) and ran away with the “Best of CES” award. Coming in a relatively close second place was the BlackBerry Playbook, followed by the Samsung GalaxyTab in a not too distant third place.When it comes to smartphones, the field seems a bit tighter. Take a look: Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#CES 2011#conferences#web Related Posts ReadWriteWeb’s CES Coverage:The Group Messaging App That Saved My Butt at CESWho Came Out On Top At CES?CES 2011: Will Twitter Sell or IPO? CEO Dick Costolo Says “Neither” A Valediction: Forbidding KeynotesCES 2011: Verizon Says It Can Handle the DataCES 2011: RealNetworks Steps Past Apple & Google to Offer Cloud-Based MusicSteve Ballmer Kicks Off CES 2011 [Updated]CES 2011: Mobile DTV Coming to an iPhone, iPad Near YouWe seriously doubt that Blackberry came out on top of the phone field, but rather that the Playbook pushed it ahead here. In terms of the good old battle between the iPhone and Android platforms, Android came out ahead, with the Windows phone stagnating. According to Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, the Windows Phone 7 has grown quickly, but the biggest buzz over the device at CES may have been that its users were finally getting “cut & paste” capabilities – not something that could even compete with the likes of most Android “superphones” announced at the conference.Of course, why would Apple even attempt to compete with the noise of CES? It’s no surprise that the iPhone comes in at the bottom of the list…because we’re all going to be doing nothing but talking about the iPhone in a couple of days. And as for the tablet market, we’ll likely be drooling over the next version of the iPad in the coming weeks or months as well. Nonetheless, the iPad is no longer the only kid on the block and these stats show that people are indeed excited for something else. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting mike melanson Related Posts mike melanson A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#CES 2011#conferences#web Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market,Now that the Consumer Electronics Show is over and all the vendors are breaking down their booths, we have one question – who won? Social media monitoring service RowFeeder kept track of a number of different brands over the last several months and then compared daily averages to mentions during CES. According to the company, there was at least one clear leader when it came to the next generation of tablets, while the battle was a little tighter when it came to phones. According to the stats, which keep track of brand mentions on both Twitter and Facebook, Motorola came away with the prize when it comes to CES, increasing its presence by a whopping 250%.When we compare this chart with the one specifically looking at tablets, we can see why – the Motorola Xoom. The Xoom is the tablet everyone’s been waiting for that runs on Android 3.0 (AKA “Honeycomb”) and ran away with the “Best of CES” award. Coming in a relatively close second place was the BlackBerry Playbook, followed by the Samsung GalaxyTab in a not too distant third place.When it comes to smartphones, the field seems a bit tighter. Take a look: ReadWriteWeb’s CES Coverage:The Group Messaging App That Saved My Butt at CESWho Came Out On Top At CES?CES 2011: Will Twitter Sell or IPO? CEO Dick Costolo Says “Neither” A Valediction: Forbidding KeynotesCES 2011: Verizon Says It Can Handle the DataCES 2011: RealNetworks Steps Past Apple & Google to Offer Cloud-Based MusicSteve Ballmer Kicks Off CES 2011 [Updated]CES 2011: Mobile DTV Coming to an iPhone, iPad Near YouWe seriously doubt that Blackberry came out on top of the phone field, but rather that the Playbook pushed it ahead here. In terms of the good old battle between the iPhone and Android platforms, Android came out ahead, with the Windows phone stagnating. According to Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, the Windows Phone 7 has grown quickly, but the biggest buzz over the device at CES may have been that its users were finally getting “cut & paste” capabilities – not something that could even compete with the likes of most Android “superphones” announced at the conference.Of course, why would Apple even attempt to compete with the noise of CES? It’s no surprise that the iPhone comes in at the bottom of the list…because we’re all going to be doing nothing but talking about the iPhone in a couple of days. And as for the tablet market, we’ll likely be drooling over the next version of the iPad in the coming weeks or months as well. Nonetheless, the iPad is no longer the only kid on the block and these stats show that people are indeed excited for something else. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

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Aldridge’s double-double leads Spurs by Timberwolves

By on November 30, 2019

first_imgTrending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:31Go: Search for ‘perfect, honest man’ to lead PNP still on01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games LATEST STORIES Kin of Misamis Oriental hero cop to get death benefits, award — PNP Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Butler, acquired in offseason trade with Chicago, knew the lead was precarious at best.“Because we were just outscoring them at the time,” Butler said. “Yeah, we got some stops, but we’ve got to rely on defense a lot more.”San Antonio responded defensively, holding Minnesota to two field goals after Butler’s basket.Butler finished with 12 points and Crawford had 10. Andrew Wiggins led Minnesota with 26 points and Karl-Anthony Towns had 18.Aldridge had one of his most complete games with the Spurs, two days after signing a three-year, $72 million extension. He shot 9 for 21 from the field and had four assists.He was limited to five attempts in the first quarter as the Spurs did not go out of their way to get the ball to their 6-foot-11 forward, but instead let him ease into the contest.ADVERTISEMENT “I’m just going to play and whatever happens, happens,” Aldridge said. “I’m more comfortable for sure. Playing more confident. Hopefully that translates to us being better out there.”Aldridge’s running dunk on a bounce pass from Manu Ginobili gave the Spurs a 100-92 lead with 1:42 remaining.“They deserved a lot of credit for executing down the stretch against a very talented, well-coached team,” Popovich said.Ginobili finished nine points and four assists, including a 3-pointer within a minute of entering the game midway through the first quarter. Ginobili received a huge ovation similar to the one he got in the team’s final game last season when fans were not sure if he would return.Danny Green added 17 points while shooting 3 for 7 on 3-pointers. Green had two 3-pointers in the fourth quarter, both off assists from new teammate Rudy Gay.Gay, who signed with the Spurs after four seasons in Sacramento, had 14 points and five rebounds.Dejounte Murray had 16 points, five rebounds and two assists while starting in place of Parker.TIP-INSWolves: Minnesota’s last victory over San Antonio came April 8, 2014, in Minneapolis. The Timberwolves have lost 12 straight to the Spurs and eight straight in San Antonio. … After being one of the league’s youngest teams the past few seasons, Minnesota has only one rookie on its roster this season, 7-foot center Justin Patton. Patton missed the season opener while recovering from surgery on his left foot.Spurs: Popovich said there is no timetable for Leonard’s return from right quadriceps tendinopathy. … Parker plans on returning in mid-November from a left quadriceps tendon surgery. … San Antonio swept all four games against Minnesota last season, winning by an average of 9.0 points.WELCOME BACKGay, who had not played since tearing his Achilles tendon in January, was glad to be back on the court.“Man, it felt good,” Gay said. “I kind of got emotional in the game just because I’ve been through so much these last couple of months. I’ve been getting so many text messages that motivate me to keep going. It just reminds me of what I’ve been through these last couple of months.”Gay’s opening basket was an emphatic dunk with a minute remaining in the first quarter.MURRAY MOVING ALONGMurray, in his second year out of Washington, had two assists and two turnovers while shooting 7 for 8 from the field in 25 minutes.“He’s playing with much better composure, much more control of the game and directing the team,” Spurs center Pau Gasol said. “But he’s also taking advantage of his athleticism and opportunities.”NO EXCUSES Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Aldridge had 25 points and 10 rebounds, and San Antonio held on for a 107-99 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday night while playing without leading scorer Kawhi Leonard.“He just didn’t feel comfortable and it’s 98.75 percent on me,” Popovich said of Aldridge’s struggles. “I tried to change him, I tried to make him a different player and I think that really affected his ability to feel comfortable and confident on the court. And we took care of that, basically by me letting him know that we’re going to do it differently.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSan Antonio needs Aldridge to feel at ease with the team missing Leonard and Tony Parker to injuries. Even without them, the Spurs had enough to hold off the revamped Timberwolves.Minnesota bolstered its young lineup with the addition of veterans Jimmy Butler, Jamal Crawford, Taj Gibson and Jeff Teague. The quartet helped the Wolves rally from a 10-point deficit in the fourth quarter to take a 92-91 lead with 5:02 remaining on an 18-foot jumper by Butler. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Greek Freak drops 37 points, leads Bucks past Celtics Karl-Anthony Towns of the Minnesota Timberwolves drives between LaMarcus Aldridge of the San Antonio Spurs and Pau Gasol of the San Antonio Spurs at AT&T Center on October 18, 2017 in San Antonio, Texas. Ronald Cortes/Getty Images/AFPSAN ANTONIO — LaMarcus Aldridge was unhappy with the Spurs the past two seasons and Gregg Popovich understood why.Their heart-to-heart talk has made basketball life much easier for Aldridge, and his comfort was apparent in the season opener.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img View comments Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Read Next Minnesota coach Tom Thibodeau refused to blame a brief preseason schedule for his team’s troubles in the fourth quarter. The Timberwolves played three preseason games while trying to incorporate a roster that is almost half-filled with new players.“There is going to be an excuse every night if that’s the road you go down,” Thibodeau said. “But that’s not what we want to do. We have to look at film, try to learn from it and be better the next time.”UP NEXTWolves: Host Utah on Friday.Spurs: Visit Chicago on Saturday. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMClast_img read more

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Flyweight bet Dave Apolinario outclasses foe to stay undefeated

By on November 27, 2019

first_imgLATEST STORIES MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town The 20-year-old Apolinario cruised to a unanimous decision with two of the judges scoring it, 79-72, and the other, 80-71.The Sarangani native improved his undefeated record to 10-0 with six knockouts while dealing Sarguilla his second loss against seven wins.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesApolinario attacked with precision while also making Sarquilla throw punches in the air.Saquilla, to his credit, was tough-as-nails as he managed to go the full eight rounds despite all the punishment he took from Apolinario. Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Dave “Doberman” Apolinario vs Romshane Sarguilla. Photo by Mark Giongco/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Flyweight prospect Dave “Doberman” Apolinario made target practice out of compatriot Romshane Sarguilla Saturday at the start of main bouts of ESPN5’s fight card at Midas Hotel and Casino in Pasay City.Apolinario was relentless yet careful and was never in trouble throughout the fight.ADVERTISEMENT ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics PLAY LIST 00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss WATCH: Next Manny? Pacquiao’s eldest son Jimuel shows off boxing chops View commentslast_img read more

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New allegations that Colombia prosecutor covered up bribes

By on October 13, 2019

first_imgBOGOTA — A dramatic recording from beyond the grave is feeding allegations that Colombia’s chief prosecutor tried to cover up bribery payments that were part of Latin America’s biggest corruption scandal. It’s prompting calls for his resignation.Nestor Martinez was a legal counsel to a banking group when the recording was made. It shows him browbeating an auditor who reported finding likely bribe payments in a $2 billion highway project.The Noticias Uno television program says auditor Jorge Pizano gave it the recording on the condition it not be aired until his death. Authorities initially said Pizano died last week of a heart attack. But that’s under review because Pizano’s son died soon after from exposure to cyanide contained in a bottle of flavoured water found on his father’s desk.Joshua Goodman, The Associated Presslast_img read more

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By on August 4, 2019

first_img – Recommended Links Bill Editor’s Note: Bill is the first to admit that he’s no expert on stock picking, especially in this oddball market. That’s why he decided to put $5 million of his family’s money into Chris Mayer’s astonishingly successful investment strategy. Chris is one of the best stock pickers in the game. His picks have beaten the market by more than 2-to-1 over the last 10 years. Chris and Bill recently held a free training event where Chris revealed the secrets behind his investing system. Watch it here now. Where Bill Bonner is putting $5 million starting April 28 Bill Bonner is making a major investment announcement. It could have a lasting impact on your wealth, and the wealth of your children and grandchildren. Details here. Solid Dollar And yet, those simple changes would eliminate most of the money troubles facing the U.S. With no further gas coming in, the debt bubble would deflate. Bad investments, bad business, and overpriced assets would all lose air…and disappear. The dollar would be solid again. It would represent real value, not counterfeit wealth. Borrowing would be based on real savings, not just more hollow credits. And—with only scarce capital to work with (rather than an unlimited supply of phony-baloney credit)—investors and entrepreneurs would be careful about what they did with their investments. They would put capital to work only in projects that increased the real value of America’s assets, rather than those that merely shifted wealth from Main Street to Wall Street. Admittedly, this would be a lot for the American people to take in. Most people have no idea how the money system works. The credit dollar is all they know. And they still have faith that the big heads at the Fed know what they are doing. The newspapers and pundits would howl in alarm. Respectable economists would choke on their indignation. Lynch mobs would form. They would call our program “radical” and “irresponsible,” unaware that today’s system is the most radical, experimental, and irresponsible in history. Our proposals would take the country back to a traditional and sensible money system. People would decide for themselves what kind of money they wanted to use…whether to save it…or spend it…and what price to put on it if they wanted to lend it out. Would it work? We don’t know, but we’d like to see someone give it a try. Regards,center_img — Rickards: You’ll Never Guess Who’s Plotting to Destroy the U.S. A small army of researchers, led by Jim Rickards, recently discovered something shocking… And one tiny action from you today could make you a fortune while almost everyone else gets burned by the coming war. Will you join the growing number of prepared Americans? Or will you allow your savings to be wiped out by the peril that’s unfolding? Click here to learn how you can protect yourself. Editor’s Note: A few simple changes could eliminate the money problems facing the United States. In today’s Weekend Edition, Agora founder Bill Bonner proposes ways to take the country back to a traditional and sensible money system. One where people could decide for themselves what kind of money they wanted to use, save, spend, or lend… Bill originally wrote this essay on April 11, 2016, in Bill Bonner’s Diary. By Bill Bonner, editor, The Bill Bonner Letter “What if you were appointed to head the Fed? In your first week on the job, what would you do?” The question was not exactly serious. Neither was the answer. “We’d call in sick.” Drying Winds, Hungry Cattle We are on our way to the family ranch in northwestern Argentina. We’ll spend a couple of days in Buenos Aires…then fly up to Salta. From there, it’s a six-hour drive, up and over the mountains, on dirt roads—stopping by a cattle ranch to inspect some of our animals—until we finally reach la sala, our ranch headquarters. It’s been a hard year in the mountains. Normally, we get about 5 inches of rain annually. But this year, the ranch has gotten only half its usual allotment. All of that moisture falls in January and February. Not another drop will drip on the ranch until next year. That leaves another nine months of drying winds and hungry cattle. But that is just the beginning of the bad news…More to come when we report from the ranch later this week. In the meantime, we return to tackling the world’s problems. A Return to Gold Drought, old age, traffic congestion, meanness, purple drink, bad taste, rap, suburbs, cancer, government, Hillary Clinton, restaurant music, shorts, Facebook, obesity—there are a lot of things wrong in the world. And most of them are not easily put right. But there are some problems that could be solved overnight. Economic and financial problems, for example, solve themselves…if you let them. Almost all the macro-money wounds suffered by the modern world are self-inflicted. Central banks and treasury departments around the world keep shooting themselves in the foot. But rather than stop manipulating the system…they buy another pair of shoes. If we were miraculously appointed by President Trump to run the Fed, our first act would be to put the gun down. We would announce that, henceforth, anyone waiting for the next rate hike would have to wait a long time. Because we wouldn’t be making any rate hikes…or rate cuts either. Instead, interest rates would have to take care of themselves. Lenders and borrowers would set their own rates. But what about if banks got into trouble? Ah…we’d take care of that too. We’d point out that the Fed would no longer lend to them in an emergency. Our announcement: “To any bank that runs out of money: Drop dead.” Then, we would put the entire Fed balance sheet—the more than $4 trillion in dodgy bonds it bought over the last eight years—up for sale. And we would send layoff notices to the entire staff…telling them to clean out their desks, admonishing them that henceforth they would have to seek honest employment or try to land a job on Wall Street. Had we the power, we would take one further step: We would declare that Americans could use whatever currency they wanted, that the dollar would once again be exchangeable for a fixed quantity of gold, and that the U.S. Treasury would accept any major currency—including bitcoin—in payment of taxes. See how easy it would be? All of the heavy lifting could be accomplished before lunchtime on our first Monday on the job. Then we would slip out the back of the Eccles Building…with luck, just before posse caught up to us.last_img read more

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