Red Bull Leipzig set price for Arsenal to sign Dayot Upamecano

first_img Comment Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 7 Aug 2019 9:51 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.9kShares Advertisement Red Bull Leipzig will not listen to offers for Dayot Upamecano (Picture: Getty)Arsenal will have to pay Dayot Upamecano’s £92million release clause to sign the Red Bull Leipzig defender before the transfer window closes.The Gunners have shown interest in the Frenchman as Unai Emery looks to strengthen at centre-back following the departure of Laurent Koscielny.The 20-year-old is believed to be keen on a move to the Emirates and the Gunners had been ready to fund a £40m move for the France U21 international.However, the Mirror claim Leipzig have no intention of letting Upamecano go and have told Arsenal the only way of prising him away this summer is to pay his £92m release clause.ADVERTISEMENT Red Bull Leipzig set price for Arsenal to sign Dayot Upamecano Upamecano is keen on a move to Arsenal (Picture: Getty)There has been some suggestions that Leipzig could be swayed on allowing the defender to leave should Arsenal allow Emile Smith-Rowe to move in the opposite direction.AdvertisementAdvertisementThe midfielder spent last season on loan at the German club and they wish to re-sign him.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 ArsenalHowever, his arrival would not compensate for Upamecano’s departure and it’s unlikely that Arsenal would break their club record for a second time this summer to sign the defender.The Gunners remain keen on Celtic left-back Kieran Tierney and are expected to place a third bid for the Scot in the next 24 hours.MORE: Romelu Lukaku unhappy with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer over Paul Pogba handling and Mason Greenwood claims Advertisementlast_img read more

Study – Condom programmes increase teen fertility rates!

first_imgThe Corner 17 June 2016Family First Comment: No surprises. But the media may not report this one! Perhaps you could take the study and show the school nurse  A new study by a pair of Notre Dame economists received some media attention this week. It found that school districts that instituted condom distribution programs in the early 1990s saw significant increases in the teen-fertility rate. This study fills an important gap in the existing research on contraceptive programs. There has been a considerable amount of academic research on Long Acting Reversible Contraceptives (LARCs) and oral contraceptives. However, there has been almost no academic research on high-school condom-distribution programs.The study is very rigorous. The authors identified 22 school districts in twelve states that launched condom-distribution programs during the 1990s. Some of these school districts are among the largest in the country including New York City, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. Overall, the study analyzes teen-fertility data from 396 high-population counties over a span of 19 years. A range of demographic and economic factors are held constant. It finds that if 100 percent of high-school students attended a school with a condom-distribution program, the teen-fertility rate would increase anywhere from 10 to 12 percent. Furthermore, this finding was fairly consistent across school districts with condom-distribution programs.The researchers were unable to determine how exactly the condom-distribution program increased teen-fertility rates. There is a possibility that these programs reduced the usage of oral contraceptives which tend to be more reliable. There is a possibility that after condom-distribution programs were instituted, there was less emphasis on programs encouraging teens to delay sexual activity. Finally, there is a possibility that condom-distribution programs resulted in more teen sexual activity. Interestingly, the study finds sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) increased in counties with condom-distribution programs. While this provides evidence that condom-distribution programs encouraged sexual risk taking — the authors warn that this finding has to be interpreted cautiously.Thus study has received some coverage from some mainstream-media outlets such as Vox and Slate. However, their spin is that condom-distribution programs need to be coupled with either counseling programs or sex-education curricula in order to be effective. The study does find that counseling programs result in reductions in the teen-fertility rate. However, most of the regressions find these reductions fail to offset the increase in teen fertility associated with the condom-distribution program.Overall, the study adds to an impressive body of research which shows that efforts to encourage contraceptive use either through mandates, subsidies, or distribution are ineffective at best or counterproductive at worst. In many countries, increases in contraception use are correlated with increase in the abortion rate. Additionally, this study is very similar to a recent University of Michigan study which showed that increases in the price of oral contraceptives on college campuses resulted in less sexual activity among college-age women. Unfortunately, such research typically receives scant attention from the mainstream media. MORE: up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.last_img read more

Today’s MLB DFS Picks: Advice, strategy for Tuesday’s DraftKings, FanDuel daily fantasy baseball contests

first_imgCUPGRADE 3BM. Chapman (R)BOS@OAKTue 10:07C. Sale (L)$3800$3900$19UPGRADE3BJ. Turner (R)SF@LATue 10:10M. Bumgarner (L)$4100$4100$20See below1BUPGRADE CJ. Realmuto (R)PHI@WSHTue 7:05M. Scherzer (R)$3800$3700$14See below1BY. Gurriel (R)HOU@TEXTue 8:05S. Miller (R)$4200$2700$12UPGRADE1BJ. Smoak (B)BAL@TORTue 7:07A. Cashner (R)$4200$3600$14See below1BUPGRADE 2BJ. Altuve (R)HOU@TEXTue 8:05S. Miller (R)$5200$4300$24UPGRADE2BR. Canó (L)NYM@MIATue 7:10J. Ureña (R)$3900$4200$20See below2BUPGRADE DHUPGRADE LFUPGRADE 2BUPGRADE 1BUPGRADE SPUPGRADE SPUPGRADE 3BUPGRADE Justin Turner, 3B, Dodgers vs. Giants. Turner absolutely murdered lefthanded pitching last season to the tune of four home runs and a .336/.448/.580 triple slash. His career numbers against Madison Bumgarner aren’t overwhelming, but I don’t buy into BvP. Turner crushes lefties and looks good already this year.Mallex Smith, OF, Mariners vs. Angels. Smith is likely going to lead off once again for the Mariners. He appears completely healed from the injury issues that hampered him in spring training and is hitting .294/.350/.588 with a homer and two stolen bases in just 20 plate appearances through four games. The entire Seattle offense has been hot, and there is no reason to jump of the bandwagon right now.For more player recommendations and analysis, become a Fantasy Alarm subscriber today! SSC. Correa (R)HOU@TEXTue 8:05S. Miller (R)$4600$3000$18UPGRADESST. Turner (R)PHI@WSHTue 7:05Z. Eflin (R)$4900$4800$26See belowSSUPGRADE SPM. Gonzales (L)LAA@SEATue 10:10T. Cahill (R)$5900$8200$38See belowSPUPGRADE RFUPGRADE LFUPGRADE LFM. Brantley (L)HOU@TEXTue 8:05S. Miller (R)$4500$3700$17UPGRADELFUPGRADE CUPGRADE CFM. Smith (L)LAA@SEATue 10:10T. Cahill (R)$4100$3400$17See belowLFUPGRADE Welcome to Fantasy Alarm’s MLB DFS Playbook for Tuesday, April 2! By now you’ve had a chance to pore over the MLB DFS Playbook and both the Hitting and Pitching Coach pieces (available exclusively to Fantasy Alarm subscribers), and you should be rolling through the array of tools settling into the Lineup Generator to start putting everything together.We are working off of a 10-game main slate today. There are some interesting pitchers in each tier, so you can play around with different lineup constructions. I am willing to pay up at shortstop a bit today, especially on FanDuel, but I gave a lot of different price points for each position. Watch ChangeUp, a new MLB live whip-around show on DAZNEditor’s Note: This is a FREE preview of Fantasy Alarm’s MLB DFS Playbook. For full analysis every day and more ways to dominate your daily fantasy baseball competition, check out DFS site-specific advice and the rest of Fantasy Alarm’s great season-long and DFS tools available to subscribers.MORE: Tuesday’s Betting Picks | Fantasy Alarm PRO toolsToday’s MLB DFS Picks: DraftKings, FanDuel advice for Tuesday, April 2                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Pos PlayerMatchupOpp SPDKFDY!AnalysisSPJ. Verlander (R)HOU@TEXTue 8:05S. Miller (R)$11500$11300$57UPGRADESPUPGRADE 3BUPGRADE Marco Gonzales, SP, Mariners vs. Angels. Gonzales has not been overly impressive in his first two starts of the season, but he has managed decent outings against very strong offenses and has a hot offense behind him that has helped him to a 2-0 record. While I don’t love his price on FanDuel, on DraftKings he is only $5,900 and gets an Angels team that is missing Shohei Ohtani and Justin Upton right now. He is worth the gamble in a GPP.J.T. Realmuto, C, Phillies @ Nationals. Realmuto has started off his Phillies career hot at the plate and while you will have to pay up for him, he is worth the money, especially versus a Zach Eflin, who struggles with home runs. I am not a fan of paying up for catchers normally, but Realmuto is the exception to that rule.Justin Smoak, 1B, Blue Jays vs. Orioles. Andrew Cashner is awful, so this is a great day for a Blue Jays stack. Smoak has a ton of power versus righthanded pitching, and there are few better matchups than facing Cashner at home. Smoak can be part of a fun Blue Jays stack today on both sites.Robinson Cano, 2B, Mets @ Marlins. Cano has struggled a bit to start the season, but his price on DraftKings reflects the slow start. He gets a equally struggling Jose Urena, who looked just awful in his first start. Cano bats in the middle of an improving lineup and is well worth the gamble in a GPP on DraftKings today.Trea Turner, SS, Nationals vs. Phillies. Turner is an expensive option on both DraftKings and FanDuel, but he is one worth paying for if you can grab cheaper position players in other spot. Turner has been absolutely fantastic thus far, hitting .385/.429/.923 with two home runs and four stolen bases in just three games. He will be hitting out of the two-hole versus Zach Eflin, who really struggled with walks and home runs in the second half last season.last_img read more