first_imgDayot Upamecano speaks out on future amid Arsenal transfer speculation Advertisement Advertisement Loan signing Mari made his Arsenal debut away at Portsmouth (Picture: Getty)January arrival Mari made his first-team debut for Arsenal against Portsmouth on Monday night and his performance greatly pleased Mikel Arteta and David Luiz.‘He was very good, he was very solid, very vocal,’ Arteta said following Arsenal’s 2-0 victory.‘And we didn’t see the lack of rhythm that he has because he hasn’t played in two-and-a-half months I think but in general, overall, really happy.’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 CityLuiz added: ‘I’m so happy for Pablo, he’s a great guy.‘A great player and he had an amazing game so we are here to help each other and we are here, 25 players, ready to play, ready to play for Arsenal and ready to give the best job.‘When it’s like that it’s a pleasure to play football.’Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page.MORE: David Luiz sends message to Arsenal youngsters after he’s seen giving Reiss Nelson advice Comment Arsenal are expected to make a move for Dayot Upamecano in the summer (Picture: Getty)Leipzig star Dayot Upamecano admits he will sit down and discuss his future in the summer amid rumours Arsenal have made him their number one target.Upamecano is regarded as one of the most promising young centre-backs in Europe and his impressive performances at the heart of Leipzig’s defence have been on Arsenal’s radar for some time.The Gunners failed with a £55million offer to sign Upamecano last summer – with Leizpig demanding a fee of £70m for his signature – and the Frenchman was also heavily linked across the January transfer window, with Mikel Arteta on the hunt for a central defender.AdvertisementAdvertisementHowever, the north London club wrapped up a loan deal for Flamengo’s Pablo Mari and will instead look for a permanent solution at the end of the season.ADVERTISEMENT Arteta reflects on Portsmouth 0-2 Arsenal in FA CupTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 1:26FullscreenArteta reflects on Portsmouth 0-2 Arsenal in FA Cuphttps://metro.co.uk/video/arteta-reflects-portsmouth-0-2-arsenal-fa-cup-2122464/This 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.Upamecano says he’s aware that several clubs are interested in him and has refused to rule out a move away from Leizpig in the summer.‘I feel very good at RB Leipzig. I like my team-mates, the staff and my club,’ the youngster told French outlet Foot Mercato.‘For the moment, I am still under contract until 2021. I am going to have to continue to train well and play matches.‘Even though I know that there are clubs that want me, that is certain, I am keeping my feet on the ground.‘We will discuss my future at the end of the season with my agents and my family.’ Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 3 Mar 2020 11:09 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link3.2kShareslast_img read more


first_imgROXAS CITY, Capiz – Three Capiz townswere among this year’s national awardees of the Department of the Interior andLocal Government’s (DILG) Seal of Good Local Governance (SGLG).      The towns of Dao, Dumarao and Jamindanwere recently conferred 2019 SGLG winners during the awarding ceremony in MetroManila early this month. Marecor Diaz, chief of the localgovernment monitoring and evaluation section of the DILG-Capiz, said four townshere were assessed for the national level – of which, three municipalitiespassed.  Año said the 380 LGUs “proved thatthere is good work executed at the local level for the benefit of the Filipinopeople.”      The criteria include financialadministration, disaster preparedness, social protection, peace and order,business friendliness and competitiveness, environmental protection, tourism,culture and the arts.center_img DILG secretary Eduardo Año, meanwhile,congratulated the 380 winning local government units (LGUs) – composed of 17provinces, 57 cities and 306 municipalities. She said the SGLG is a challenge forlocal governments to continue good governance practices while providing betterpublic services.  The SGLG, which originated from theSeal of Good Housekeeping, is DILG’s response to the clamor of the people forintegrity and performance in public service.(With a report from PIA/PN)last_img read more


first_imgAbout 20 or so years ago, sportscasters started to use terms like double double, triple double, and quadruple double in basketball.  A double double refers to the situation where a player has double-figure results in scoring, rebounding and/or assists and/or blocked shots and/or steals.  The triple double moniker puts three of these possibilities together.  The quadruple double has four. As  you can guess, the frequency goes down dramatically after the double double.I can’t remember what the figure would have been had this terminology been around when Oscar Robertson played.  I think that for most of his career (if not every game) he had a triple double.  His came in scoring, rebounding, and assists.  Obviously, the possibilities go up as the length of the game increases.  The pros turn in most of these because they play 48 minutes.  In high school, the double double tops the list.  In college a few triple doubles sneak in, and players like Lance Stephenson of Indiana are making it a habit to have triple doubles.  Hope this clears up these sports terms.last_img read more


first_img RelatedSingapore’s best late-night restaurantsGot the midnight munchies in Singapore? Whether you’re hungry for a curry after the Night Zoo or want to catch up on that dessert you skipped earlier, check out these best late-night restaurants, cafes and dessert bars in the city-state that barely sleeps.Top places to eat and drink in Brighton for rugby fansBrighton could claim to be England’s coolest city. Energetic local student population? Check. Thriving gay scene? Check. Innate holiday spirit? Check. Brighton is certainly a vibrant place: the ancient lanes of this ex-fishing village centre are now strung with quirky shops and one-off bars, its exuberant Royal Pavilion and unapologetically…10 of the best European city breaks for Easter weekendIf you’re wondering where to go for that long Easter weekend, how about four days in Paris, Copenhagen, or Berlin? Here are the best destinations to fly away for this Bank Holiday weekend, from Good Friday (April 14th) to Easter Monday (April 17th). Photo credit: Bollywood VeggiesSet within its own farm at Kranji, it is no surprise that the cheap and cheerful Poison Ivy Bistro excels in fresh local farm produce. As Singapore’s largest producer of organic bananas, its Bolly Banana Curry is not to be missed, while the Warriors Tofu special is another veggie delight.Where: 100 Neo Tiew Road, Singapore 719026 Chilli crab is one of Singapore’s national dishes and as such can be found in restaurants all over the island. However those looking for a contemporary take on the traditional dish should head to the Blue Lotus, situated on the idyllic Sentosa Cove. Here giant Sri Lankan crab is bathed in an aromatic lemongrass gravy, quite unlike the ketchup taste usually associated with this dish.Where: 31 Ocean Way, Quayside Isle @ Sentosa Cove, #01 -13, Sentosa IslandBest for vegetarians: Poison Ivy Bistro Best for brunch: Symmetry With a seafood ice bar, a giant chocolate fountain and 30 chefs in show kitchens, Melt – the world café, is a delight for all the senses. As the name suggests, this restaurant offers dishes from around the globe, including the ever popular Royal Tandoori menu. Meat lovers are well-catered for with wagyu beef burgers, beef carpaccio and an alfresco barbeque terrace.Available: 6.30am – 10.30 am (breakfast), 12pm – 2.30pm (lunch), 6.30pm – 9.30pm (dinner)Best for chilli crab: Blue Lotus This stylish café, located deep inside the Kampong Glam Quarter is a delight for the senses. Treat your taste buds to brunch staples like The Big Breakfast or Eggs Benedict or try the amazing flan – a delicious combination of eggs, mushrooms and pork confit. What’s not to love?!Where: 9 Jalan Kubor, #01-01Tel: 6291 9901Best for bar nibbles: Mad Men Attic BarThis buzzing bar is a popular after work haunt with live music, good drinks and cool views of glittering skyscrapers. However the real treat here is reserved for foodies who can dive in to some great alternative bar snacks including miso butter prawns and luncheon meat fries.Where: 11 North Canal Road, #03-02Opening Hours: 5pm – 1am (Mon – Thurs), 5pm – 3am (Fri – Sat)Best for decadent desserts: 2am: dessertbar photo credit: 2amdessertbar.comFor foodies with a sweet tooth there is only one place to go in Singapore – 2am: dessertbar. Desserts here are no afterthought, they are the star attraction with a menu stuffed full of decadent delights. Options include classics such as chocolate tart and cheesecake, while those looking to overindulge can treat themselves to an 8 course dessert degustation menu, no doubt with enough sugar to keep you going til 2am when, as the name suggests, this sweet treat of a restaurant closes.Where: 21A Lorong Liput, Holland VillageOpening Hours: 6pm – 2am (Monday to Saturday)Best all you can eat buffet: Melt ~ The World Café, Mandarin Orientallast_img read more