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Arsenal respond to Barcelona’s interest in Alexandre Lacazette

first_imgArsenal respond to Barcelona’s interest in Alexandre Lacazette Comment Metro Sport ReporterSunday 12 May 2019 10:02 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link3.1kShares Advertisement Arsenal will have to beat Chelsea in Baku to gain entry to the Champions League next season (Picture: EPA)Nevertheless, Lacazette is considered invaluable and the club want to sit down with his representatives once the season finishes to improve his current deal.AdvertisementAdvertisementThe club are aware of interest from Barcelona but feel the striker is happy at the Emirates and will commit his future to the club.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 ArsenalThe Gunners will not listen to offers for Lacazette or Aubamaeyang and plan to hold similar talks with the Gabon striker over a new deal, according to the Daily Mail.Both parties can expect to be put on wages closer to top earner Mesut Ozil and around the £250,000-a-week mark.MORE: Manchester United dressing room clash over Paul Pogba and Alexis Sanchez bonuses Arsenal want Alexandre Lacazette to sign a new deal (Picture: Getty)Arsenal plan to open talks with Alexandre Lacazette over a new long-term deal at the club to thwart interest from Barcelona.The La Liga giants are believed to be keen on signing the Frenchman as a long-term replacement for Luis Suarez.Lacazette joined the Gunners for a then-club record fee of around £47million in 2017 and he’s formed a formidable partnership with Pierre-Emerick Aubamaeyang under Unai Emery.Arsenal must beat Chelsea in the Europa League final to gain entry into the Champions League and a failure to do so will impact Emery’s budget.ADVERTISEMENT Advertisementlast_img read more

ESMA consults on short-termism in financial markets

first_imgThe EU financial markets watchdog has launched a consultation on potential short-term pressures on corporations emanating from the financial sector.The consultation takes the form of a survey addressing investors, issuers, and trade associations, and covers six areas:investment strategy and investment horizon;corporate reporting on environmental, social and governance (ESG) matters and its contribution to long-term investment strategies;the role of fair value accounting in better investment decision-making;engagement by institutional investors;fund manager and corporate executive pay; andthe use of credit default swaps by investment funds.The European and Securities Markets Authority (ESMA) said it was “not claiming there is a causal relationship” between these areas and short-termism, but it was seeking stakeholders’ views on them “to better understand their interaction with short-termism”. In the context of its sustainable finance action plan, in February the European Commission issued ESMA and the other two European supervisory agencies with a request to collect evidence on “potential undue short-term pressure from capital markets on corporations”.ESMA said the Commission’s mandate indicated that decisions taken by corporations did not “fully reflect long-term aspects that would be required to put the EU economy on a sustainable path and manage the transition towards a low-carbon economy”.The questionnaire will be open until 29 July. ESMA is due to report to the Commission on the findings by December.last_img read more

West Florida Finishes 14th in Director’s Cup Standings

first_img June 22, 2007CLEVELAND, OHIO – After an athletic season that produced six Gulf South Conference championships and 10 teams earning national tournament berths, West Florida earned a 14th place finish in the Director’s Cup Standings.The Director’s Cup is an award presented annually by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics to the most successful athletic program in each division. Grand Valley State in Allendale, Mich. won the 2007 award for the fourth consecutive season.West Florida, who totaled the most points among GSC schools, collected 495.50 points to claim 14th place. Delta State was the second-highest conference school in 33rd place with 383 points.Despite not fielding a football team, West Florida’s 183 points were the seventh-highest total among Division II teams during the fall season. Bill Elliott’s men’s soccer team won conference and south region titles before advancing to the national semifinal in Pensacola. Meanwhile, Joe Bartlinski’s women’s soccer team claimed their first GSC title since 1999 and advanced to the south region finals. The Argonaut volleyball team advanced to their first appearance in the national tournament and knocked off 19th ranked Washburn in the quarterfinals.West Florida added 309 points during the spring season. The men’s and women’s tennis teams combined for 173 points (women-90, men-83). The men’s team advanced to the national semifinals, while the women’s team won their second straight GSC title and advanced to the championship finals of the national tournament. The women’s golf team added 58.5 points after repeating as conference champions. Mike Jeffcoat led the baseball squad to their first GSC title and first appearance in the national tournament. The baseball team completed the spring total by collecting 50 points.The Sports Academy Directors’ Cup was developed as a joint effort between NACDA and USA Today. The United States Sports Academy, based in Daphne, Ala. is the program sponsor. The points are awarded based on each institution’s finish in up to 14 sports – seven women’s and seven men’sPrint Friendly Version Share West Florida Finishes 14th in Director’s Cup Standingslast_img read more

DHS offers tips during flooding situations

first_imgHOW TO STAY SAFE WHEN A FLOOD THREATENSPrepare NOWKnow types of flood risk in your area. Visit FEMA’s Flood Map Service Centerfor information.Sign up for your community’s warning system. The Emergency Alert System (EAS) and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Weather Radio also provide emergency alerts.If flash flooding is a risk in your location, then monitor potential signs, such as heavy rain.Gather supplies in case you have to leave immediately, or if services are cut off. Keep in mind each person’s specific needs, including medication. Don’t forget the needs of pets. Obtain extra batteries and charging devices for phones and other critical equipment.Keep important documents in a waterproof container. Create password-protected digital copies.Protect your property. Move valuables to higher levels. Declutter drains and gutters. Install check valves. Consider a sump pump with a battery.Survive DURINGDepending on where you are, and the impact and the warning time of flooding, go to the safe location that you previously identified.If told to evacuate, do so immediately. Never drive around barricades. Local responders use them to safely direct traffic out of flooded areas.Listen to EAS, NOAA Weather Radio, or local radio station for current emergency information and instructions.Do not walk, swim, or drive through floodwaters. Turn Around. Don’t Drown!Stay off bridges over fast-moving water. Fast-moving water can wash bridges away without warning.If your vehicle is trapped in rapidly moving water, then stay inside. If water is rising inside the vehicle, then seek refuge on the roof.If trapped in a building, then go to its highest level. Do not climb into a closed attic. You may become trapped by rising floodwater. Go on the roof only if necessary. Once there, signal for help.Be Safe AFTERListen to authorities for information and instructions. Return home only when authorities say it is safe.Avoid driving, except in emergencies.Snakes and other animals may be in your house. Wear heavy gloves and boots during clean up.Be aware of the risk of electrocution. Do not touch electrical equipment if it is wet or if you are standing in water. If it is safe to do so, turn off the electricity to prevent electric shock.Avoid wading in floodwater, which can contain dangerous debris and be contaminated. Underground or downed power lines can also electrically charge the water.Use a generator or other gasoline-powered machinery ONLY outdoors and away from windows. The Department of Homeland Security wants you to stay safe with the potential for flooding in the area over the next week. Failing to evacuate flooded areas, entering flood waters, or remaining after a flood has passed can result in injury or death. DHS says to follow the steps below to stay prepared.  IF YOU ARE UNDER A FLOOD WARNING, FIND SAFE SHELTER RIGHT AWAYDo not walk, swim, or drive through floodwaters. Turn Around, Don’t Drown!Just six inches of moving water can knock you down, and one foot of moving water can sweep your vehicle away. Stay off of bridges over fast-moving water.Determine how best to protect yourself based on the type of flooding.Evacuate if told to do so.Move to higher ground or a higher floor.Stay where you are.last_img read more

Russell takes advantage to Cork

first_img Among the opposition is Dul Ar An Ol, who was second to the smart Toner D’Oudairies at Fairyhouse last time, while Darwins Fox also has some useful form. Russell will be looking for improvement from Arnaud. Walsh also has strong claims in the Friday Evening Racing Maiden Hurdle with the Mullins-trained Dougal Philps, who was headed in the shadow of the post when third after trying to make all at Tramore earlier this month. The richest race on the card is the Follow Us On Twitter Handicap Hurdle, in which Russell will be on board the Seamus Roche-trained Jim Will Fix It. The eight-year-old was squeezed up off the final bend when fifth behind Barneys Honour at Wexford on Friday and makes a quick reappearance in a race that looks a competitive contest. Bumper winners Blue Article and Our Katie are sure to have their supporters in the Follow Cork On Facebook Mares Maiden Hurdle, in which Russell partners Sophies Shadow for Edward Hales. Nina Carberry has just her second runner as a trainer when she saddles Blaze Of Fire in the Munster Handicap Chase, but he looks to have his work cut out on form. William Wordsworth has been consistent of late and is entitled to go close, but Reality Dose could prove tough to beat as he appears to be getting back to the form of his Naas success. Davy Russell and Ruby Walsh are both in action at Cork as the final week of the jumps season gets under way ahead of the Punchestown Festival. Press Associationcenter_img Russell is mounting a strong defence of his jockeys’ title and carries a nine-winner advantage into the closing stages, though he will be wary of his rival’s firepower with a battery of Willie Mullins-trained stars due to be unleashed. Walsh teams up with the champion trainer in the opening race at Cork, the July 12th BBQ Evening Beginners Chase, with Turban, who showed promise on his debut over the bigger obstacles when finding only Beeverstown too good at Limerick in December. last_img read more

Quill back for more at the Curragh

first_imgIrish Derby weekend at the Curragh kicks off with a seven-race card on Friday evening featuring the Done Deal Handicap over a mile. “The hood does him no harm so we’ll keep it on him. “He’s very classy and has plenty of scope and should have an each way chance dropping back in trip.” Aidan O’Brien has three unraced juveniles in the Tom Crean’s Irish Lager European Breeders Fund Fillies Maiden – Cocoon, Qualify and Words. He has won this race in five of the last 11 runnings. Feach Ar Agaidh bids to go one better when he lines up in the mile maiden. Jim Bolger’s three-year-old colt made a pleasing introduction when second to Leafcutter in Gowran Park. Keith Moriarty, 16, gets the leg up again on hat-trick-seeking Calm Bay in the Today FM Handicap. Moriarty won on his first racecourse ride on board the eight-year-old sprinter in Navan. The Done Deal Apprentice Derby has a very competitive look to it. Ger Lyons and Colin Keane have had an excellent June and it could be topped off with a big run from Captain Teemo who got off the mark in Fairyhouse. Harty expects Ned’s Indian to run a big race in the mile-and-a-quarter handicap, if fit enough on his return from a break. He has not been seen since December, but was running consistently well on the Polytrack at Dundalk during the winter. Sea The Stars colt Streetcar To Stars will be popular in the Hanlon Concrete European Breeders Fund Maiden. John Oxx’s charge holds an entry in the Irish St Leger. “He’s in great form. He has had a few wind operations, but is tough and tries. “He likes the Curragh and has been placed in a couple of Lincolns there.” Condon also saddles In Salutem who scored in Limerick last week before being touched off at Gowran Park. He said: “He has been a frustrating horse that has promised more than he has delivered. It’s worth a shot at the mile, even though seven furlongs is his best trip. He has hit form in back-to-back runs. “He’ll be ridden patiently to get the mile. You wouldn’t want him trying a mile on soft ground. “If he gets the trip he’ll give a good account of himself with a light weight on his back.” Sabrina Harty runs the improving Breathe Easy who has won two of his last three races. She said: “He’s a very sweet horse from a nervous family so he’s been very hot and we are trying to look after his mental health and take him along very easily. He’s very keen, but he’s learning to race. He stays well and he has a nice weight. Press Association There are 17 declared for this 50,000 euro contest, with the weights headed by Ken Condon’s Bold Thady Quill. The seven-year-old gelding landed this race two years ago off a mark of 81, but returns rated 99 although jockey Sean Corby takes 7lb off. “He’s been a good campaigner for us, but is most effective on soft or heavy ground so we will want a bit of rain. He ran very well off 96 in a good handicap on Guineas weekend behind That’s Plenty,” Condon said. last_img read more

O’Brien set to feature for Ireland

first_img Press Association The 27-year-old flanker is primed to end 14 months of injury woes by featuring for the Irish Wolfhounds against England Saxons on Friday night. O’Brien has endured two bouts of surgery on the same shoulder since his last Test action, in Ireland’s 24-22 New Zealand defeat in November 2013. The bullish British and Irish Lion could now make his long-awaited full Test return in either Ireland’s second-round clash with France or their March 1 showdown with England. “Sean trained fully on Tuesday to be honest,” said head coach Schmidt, as Ireland prepare to open their campaign in Italy on February 7. “So we’d be hopeful that he’d be involved in the first half of the Six Nations.” O’Brien’s club Leinster believe the combative loose forward could feature in Pro12 action against Newport Gwent Dragons on February 15. Ireland host France in Dublin on Saturday, February 14, so if O’Brien is embroiled in club action that weekend, his Test return would then come against England. Schmidt’s Ireland side entertain England in Dublin when this year’s Six Nations reaches its midway point, and O’Brien’s return would prove a tangible mid-tournament boost. Loosehead prop Cian Healy has been battling hamstring problems since September, and is another aiming to return to the Test arena during the upcoming competition. Schmidt still believes Healy will feature during the tournament, but sounded a note of caution in respect of the destructive ball-carrying front-rower. Sean O’Brien is on course to feature in the first half of Ireland’s RBS 6 Nations title defence, according to boss Joe Schmidt. Schmidt vowed not to take any risks with his crop of stars working their way back to fitness, especially in World Cup year. “We’re still hopeful that Cian may have an involvement as well,” said Schmidt. “Cian looks in great shape; he’s just got to hit a few markers to finish off his full recovery. “Because one thing we don’t want to do is to have someone reinjure themselves and therefore put themselves out for an extended period of time. “So we’re very much Six Nations-focused but it’s a massive year, and what we can’t afford to do is worsen a situation for a player with an injury.” Schmidt moved to allay fears surrounding the severity of scrum-half Conor Murray’s neck problem, tipping the Munster half-back to recover in time to face the Italians. Murray has disc trouble in his neck, but Schmidt believes this has been caused by bruising and swelling: if both subside in time, the British Lions playmaker should be ready to start the tournament. “Conor is feeling really good, we’re quietly confident,” said Schmidt. “He’s got a few more things to tick off and he will be scanned again by the end of the week. “And by Monday we’d like to have a clear picture so we can have uninterrupted preparation for Italy, but at the moment we’re hopeful he’ll be okay. “If you get bruising, bruising causes swelling, and swelling causes discomfort. “That’s a layman’s view of what Conor has got presently, so we’re hopeful that will dissipate, and has dissipated over a period of time since it first happened.” last_img read more

Protesters: “We Hope They Die!” After Two L.A. Deputies Shot in the Head in unprovoked Ambush

first_imgDeputies issued a dispersal order for the “unlawful assembly” of the protesters for blocking the hospital’s emergency entrance and exits, the sheriff’s department said. Two people were arrested, including someone later determined to be a member of the media.“A male adult protester refused to comply and cooperate,” the department said in a statement. “During his arrest, a struggle ensued at which time a female adult ran towards the deputies, ignored repeated commands to stay back as they struggled with the male and interfered with the arrest.”The deputies, who had graduated from the academy 14-months earlier, were able to radio for help. Both underwent surgery on Saturday.President Donald Trump, the “law and order” candidate, retweeted the video of the incident, writing: “Animals that must be hit hard!” Trump will visit L.A. tomorrow for an update and to visit the officers.If they die, fast trial death penalty for the killer. Only way to stop this!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 13, 2020 The two Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies were gravely injured when an unidentified gunman fired multiple shots into their patrol car as seen in the graphic surveillance video. The incident took place on Saturday night when the officers – a 31-year-old woman and a 24-year-old man – boarded their car near a metro rail station in the city about 7pm (02:00 GMT). A video posted to the sheriff department’s Twitter account showed a figure approach the vehicle and open fire through the passenger side window of the car and run away.To add insult to injury, protesters gathered outside the emergency room where the deputies were being treated and according to LASDHQ, members of the group blocked the entrance and the exit and chanted “we hope they die.”Both were hospitalized in critical condition at St. Francis Medical Center. Villanueva’s press conference at the hospital a few hours later drew more protests.The sheriff’s department tweeted: “To the protesters blocking the entrance & exit of the HOSPITAL EMERGENCY ROOM yelling ‘We hope they die’ referring to 2 LA Sheriff’s ambushed today in #Compton: DO NOT BLOCK EMERGENCY ENTRIES & EXITS TO THE HOSPITAL. People’s lives are at stake when ambulances can’t get through.”To the protesters blocking the entrance & exit of the HOSPITAL EMERGENCY ROOM yelling “We hope they die” referring to 2 LA Sheriff’s ambushed today in #Compton: DO NOT BLOCK EMERGENCY ENTRIES & EXITS TO THE HOSPITAL. People’s lives are at stake when ambulances can’t get through.— LA County Sheriffs (@LASDHQ) September 13, 2020 Los Angeles, California – Two Los Angeles county deputies, a mother of a 6-year-old and a 24-year-old man, were both shot in the head by a brazen gunman overnight in Compton.Sheriff Villanueva Discusses Ambush Shooting of Two Deputies in Compton. To watch the full press conference, please visit— LA County Sheriffs (@LASDHQ) September 13, 2020center_img Sheriff Alex Villanueva, whose department has been criticised during recent protests over racial injustice, expressed frustration over anti-police sentiment as he urged people to pray for the officers at a late-night news conference. Meanwhile, Democratic challenger Joe Biden tweeted this “cold-blooded shooting is unconscionable and the perpetrator must be brought to justice”.last_img read more

Three DEFY Swimmers Headed for National Meet

first_img House fire in Winter Harbor – October 27, 2014 admin Latest posts by admin (see all) ELLSWORTH — Three swimmers from the Down East Family YMCA swim team will travel to Fort Lauderdale, Fla., next week to compete in the YMCA Short Course National Championships.Brian Batson, Chelsey Curran and Cecelia McEachern all earned their way into the competition by meeting qualifying times set by the YMCA. The meet pits the best YMCA swimmers in the nation against each other.This will be the third such event for Batson, who has qualified for seven events, a record for a DEFY swimmer.Curran and McEachern will be the first female swimmers representing the Dolphins at the national meet.This is also the first year that the Dolphins have qualified more than two swimmers for the meet.For complete story, pick up a copy of The Ellsworth American. Hancock County Court News Nov. 3 thorugh Dec. 11 – January 22, 2015 Bio State budget vs. job creation – January 22, 2015 Latest Posts This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textlast_img read more

NBA suspends season after Jazz player tests positive for coronavirus

first_img(REUTERS) – The National Basketball Association (NBA) said on Wednesday it was suspending the season until further notice after a Utah Jazz player tested positive for the coronavirus.The test result was reported shortly before the Jazz were due to play the Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena. The game was then scrapped.The league said the affected player, reportedly Jazz centre Rudy Gobert, was not in the arena.“The NBA is suspending game play following the conclusion of tonight’s schedule of games until further notice,” the league said.“The NBA will use this hiatus to determine next steps for moving forward in regard to the coronavirus pandemic.”Players from teams that Jazz have played in the past 10 days were told to self-quarantine, ESPN reported, citing sources.Those teams are Cleveland Cavaliers, New York Knicks, Boston Celtics, Detroit Pistons and Toronto Raptors, the ESPN report added.More than 126 000 people have been infected globally by the flu-like virus and more than 4 600 have died, according to a Reuters tally based on official announcements. In the United States, about 1 280 people have been infected with 38 deaths. The pandemic rocked the North American sports calendar on Wednesday, leading to the cancellation of the figure-skating world championships and the announcement that college basketball’s annual ‘March Madness’ tournament would take place without fans in attendance. Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James tweeted “Man, we cancelling sporting events, school, office work, etc etc. “What we really need to cancel is 2020! Damn it’s been a rough 3 months. God bless and stay safe,” he wrote, likely alluding to the death of NBA great Kobe Bryant in a helicopter crash in January.Miami Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra said his team were “stunned”.“This is a very serious time right now. I think the league moved appropriately and prudently,” he said.Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban said the situation was “crazy”.“This can’t be true,” he told ESPN as his team played the Denver Nuggets.“This is not in the realm of possibilities. This seems more like out of a movie than reality.”A game between New Orleans Pelicans and Sacramento Kings was also called off at the last minute, leading to tears from at least one young fan in attendance.The NBA playoffs were scheduled to tip off on April 18 with the finals set to begin on June 4.Following the NBA’s announcement, the National Hockey League said it was consulting with medical experts and would have had a further update yesterday. Reporting by Rory Carroll in Los Angeles, Additional reporting by Brendan O’Brien and Rama Venkalast_img read more