Arsenal’s opening offer for Celtic’s Kieran Tierney is embarrassing, claims John Hartson

first_imgArsenal’s opening offer for Celtic’s Kieran Tierney is embarrassing, claims John Hartson Advertisement Advertisement Carl Jenkinson is one of four players Arsenal have offered in exchange for Celtic’s Kieran Tierney (Picture: Getty)Taking to Twitter, Hartson, who played for both Arsenal and Celtic during his playing career, said: ‘My old club Arsenal testing the waters with reported £15m bid for Kieran Tierney.‘Celtic don’t want to sell besides that in this current market £15m is an embarrassment to the player and his ability.’Arsenal have also seen a £44m offer for Sampdoria duo Joachim Andersen and Dennis Praet rejected by the Serie A club, while their attempts to sell players regarded as surplus to requirements by Emery have shown no signs of progress.Mesut Ozil, Shkodran Mustafi and Henrikh Mkhitaryan have generated no formal interest, but the likes of Hector Bellerin and Lucas Torreira, who Arsenal have no intention of selling, are being monitored by Atletico Madrid and AC Milan.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 Arsenal  Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 22 Jun 2019 3:21 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link27Shares Unai Emery has sanctioned Arsenal’s move for Celtic star Kieran Tierney (Picture: Getty)Arsenal’s opening offer for Celtic star Kieran Tierney has been branded ’embarrassing’ by John Hartson.With Nacho Monreal due to turn 34 in February and Sead Kolasinac’s position in the team likely to be compromised by Unai Emery’s intention to return to a flat back four, the Spaniard has sanctioned a move for the Scotland international left-back.Emery’s transfer budget has been heavily restricted as a result of his failure to secure Champions League qualification and Arsenal have already seen moves for wingers Yannick Carrasco and Ryan Fraser stall having struggled to agree fees with Dalian Yifang and Bournemouth, respectively.AdvertisementAdvertisementSimilarly, Celtic are reported to have knocked back an initial bid of £15m plus one of Carl Jenkinson, Jordi Osei-Tutu, Emile Smith Rowe and Eddie Nketiah in exchange and are holding out for an offer closer to their £25m valuation.ADVERTISEMENTMore: 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 Commentlast_img read more

May Jobs That Pay Update: Attracting Employers, Bolstering a Competitive Workforce, Improving Infrastructure

first_img Economy,  Education,  Environment,  Infrastructure,  Innovation,  Jobs That Pay,  PAsmart,  Round-Up,  The Blog,  Transportation,  Workforce Development This month, Governor Wolf continued to welcome expanding companies to the Keystone State, launched numerous partnerships to provide critical skills to tomorrow’s workforce, and announced nearly a billion dollars in projects to improve Pennsylvania’s infrastructure and air quality.Attracting Employers and Creating New JobsThe commonwealth continued to welcome companies seeking to expand their manufacturing footprint in a location that can provide the talent and resources necessary for long term growth.This month, Governor Wolf announced business expansion plans and small business loan approvals that will help create and retain nearly 1,000 jobs across the commonwealth.Bolstering a Competitive WorkforceSince taking office, Governor Wolf has made it a priority to support programs that prepare Pennsylvanians for 21st century jobs that pay.Building on that effort, the governor announced workforce development programs have supported the training of more than 120,000 workers since the start of the Wolf Administration.In addition, the governor launched a new fellowship program to partner university students with local manufacturers and announced $2 million to support more than 600 summer internship programs across Pennsylvania.Improving Pennsylvania’s Infrastructure and EnvironmentOver the last month, Governor Wolf announced more than $921 million in projects to improve roads, bridges, public transportation, and water infrastructure across Pennsylvania. In addition, the governor announced more than $118 million in new grant and rebate programs, funded by the U.S. EPA settlement with Volkswagen Group of America, to improve air quality in the Keystone State.Highlights from April – May 2018Governor Wolf Announces Funding to Increase Welding Training Opportunities in Bedford and Somerset CountiesGovernor Wolf Announces $60 Million Investment in Water Infrastructure Projects in 12 CountiesGovernor Wolf Celebrates Revitalization at Groundbreaking Ceremony for The Highline in PittsburghPennsylvania Submits Nominations for Qualified Opportunity Zones to U.S. Department of TreasuryGovernor Wolf Announces Administration’s Efforts Helped More Than 2,000 Companies Train Their Existing WorkforcePennsylvania Investing More Than $2.8 Million to Expand Summer Internship ProgramsWolf Administration Previews 2018 Northeastern Region Construction Season, Highlights Recycled Asphalt Paving ProgramWolf Administration Previews 2018 Indiana-based Region Construction Season, Highlights ProjectsGovernor Wolf Announces Expansion of USSC Group, Creation of More Than 240 Manufacturing Jobs in Chester CountyGovernor Wolf Announces IRIS USA Expanding into Pennsylvania and Creating 95 New Jobs in Luzerne CountyGovernor Wolf Highlights PAsmart Workforce Proposal at Monroe Career and Technical InstituteGovernor Wolf Launches New Fellowship Program to Connect Students and Manufacturers to Advance Innovation in PennsylvaniaGovernor Wolf Announces New Small Business Loan Approvals for Eight Projects in Six Counties, Supporting Nearly 700 JobsGovernor Wolf Announces Grant for New Manufacturing Training Program in the Lehigh ValleyGovernor Wolf: 82 Improvement Projects to Bolster Public Transit, Communities Across PennsylvaniaGovernor Wolf Announces $2 Million in Business Education Partnership Grants for In-Demand JobsGovernor Wolf Announces $118 Million Volkswagen Settlement to Fund New Air Pollution Reduction ProgramGovernor Wolf Announces New Funding to Expand Machining, Welding Training Programs in Northwest PennsylvaniaHighlights from Instagram By: The Office of Governor Tom Wolf May Jobs That Pay Update: Attracting Employers, Bolstering a Competitive Workforce, Improving Infrastructure May 16, 2018 SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

French, local forces kill three gunmen in northern Niger raid

first_imgRelated Gunmen attempt to rescue Islamist militants in Niger French and Niger forces killed three gunmen in a convoy carrying drugs and heavy weapons in Niger close to the Libyan border, the French army said on Monday, as its troops step up efforts to stop militants crisscrossing the Sahel-Sahara region.Paris, which has led efforts to push back Islamist fighters in the region since intervening in its former colony Mali in 2013, has deployed thousands of troops across West Africa to form a counter-terrorism force and prevent trafficking in the region.The army said in a statement that on May 14 two pick-up trucks attempted to force their way through a checkpoint set up by about 200 French and Niger troops.“The occupants of the vehicles attempted to drive through and responded to warning shots by violently opening fire,” it said. “Amid the fighting, three people in the convoy were killed and three others were captured and handed to the Niger army.”It said 1.5 tonnes of drugs and weapons, including submachine guns, were recovered as well as communications equipment.France has set up a base at Madama in northern Niger to monitor the Salvador Pass trafficking route that leads from southern Libya to northern Mali.More than 3,000 French troops are now operating out of Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger and Chad — countries straddling the vast arid Sahel band — with the aim of stamping out Islamist fighters across the region.The French operation, dubbed Barkhane after the name of a kind of sand dune formed by desert winds, has set up its headquarters in the Chadian capital N’Djamena, but also placed an outpost in northern Chad about 200 km from the Libyan border.French officials have said for several months they are concerned by events in Libya, warning that the political void in the north is creating favourable conditions for al Qaeda-linked fighters to regroup in the barren south of the country.They have also said that failure to conclude a peace deal between the Malian government and separatist rebels is helping traffickers restore their previous networks in the region.– (Reuters) Gunmen Attack UN Base in Northern Mali Nigeria: Niger Delta Gunmen Kill Ninelast_img read more

CARPHA issues warning ahead of influenza season

first_imgHealthLifestyleNewsRegional CARPHA issues warning ahead of influenza season by: Caribbean Media Corporation – January 31, 2015 Share Sharing is caring! Share Sharecenter_img Tweet Acting Chief Medical Officer Dr Marion Bullock DuCassePORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) – The Trinidad-based Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) is warning Caribbean people to practice good personal hygiene in order to reduce the risk of transmission of influenza and other respiratory viruses.CARPHA said that the seasonal influenza affects many thousands of people in the region annually and as the 2015 season approaches, it is advising that persons practice good hygiene measures, including covering your mouth with a tissue or handkerchief, or using your elbow, when sneezing or coughing as well as safely disposing of used tissues.CARPHA executive director Dr. James Hospedales, said that the “primary form of influenza transmission is through interpersonal contact.“Given elevated flu activity in the United States, combined with the high travel season to the Caribbean, it is important that persons take the necessary steps now, to protect themselves and their loved ones from the flu,” he added.His warning comes as health authorities in Jamaica say they are closely monitoring the outbreak of measles in the United States and Mexico and are urging parents to have their children immunized for the disease.Acting Chief Medical Officer Dr Marion Bullock DuCasse said Jamaica is monitoring the situation in North America where the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the United States has reported 84 cases during the first 28 days of the year.“Despite this, we have seen how diseases can cross borders, and so we have to ensure that we keep a close watch on the situation in the US and any other country where measles cases occur,” Dr Bullock DuCasse said in a statement.“All Jamaicans are, therefore, urged to ensure that they and their children are protected,” she added.The most common symptoms of measles include fever, conjunctivitis or sore eyes, and a runny nose. Patients could also suffer from small white spots, which usually develop inside the mouth, a harsh dry cough, reduced appetite, tiredness, aches and pains.“Measles is caused by a virus and is highly contagious. It is spread through direct contact and through the air,” said the Ministry of Health, noting that complications include pneumonia and can lead to death.But Dr Bullock DuCasse said Jamaica has been free of endemic or local transmission of measles since 1991 and said this is because of the country’s expanded immunisation programme.CARPHA said that the most effective way to prevent the disease or severe outcomes from the illness is vaccination.“Safe and effective vaccines have been available and used for more than 60 years. Among healthy adults, influenza vaccine can prevent 70 to 90 per cent of influenza-specific illness. Among the elderly, the vaccine reduces severe illnesses and complications by up to 60 per cent and deaths by 80 per cent,” CARPHA said.It said that most deaths associated with influenza occur among people age 65 or older. 201 Views   no discussionslast_img read more

Transfer grant almost ready says Education Minister

first_img Sharing is caring! Share Share Share Minister for Education, Hon. Petter St. JeanEducation Minister Petter St. Jean says despite financial challenges, Government will continue to deliver on its social assistance program to students.St. Jean says paramount among them is the delivery of the transfer grant which is expected to be available soon.He was speaking on the Government in Focus program, last week.“Information that I received from the ministry is that we have completed most of the preparation for payments of the transfer grant so next week, parents will be able to access the money through the village council,” he said.He says several students are also currently benefiting from the annual assistance program.Dominica Vibes Newscenter_img 41 Views   no discussions EducationLocalNewsPrimarySecondary Transfer grant almost ready says Education Minister by: – August 22, 2011 Tweetlast_img read more

Moyes coy over Thiago connection

first_imgDavid Moyes has admitted he is doing everything he can to strengthen his Manchester United squad amid reports the club are close to completing the capture of midfielder Thiago Alcantara from Barcelona. Reports have emerged in Spain, though, that representatives of both clubs will meet next week to finalise the transfer. Thiago is available at a cut-price £17million as he did not feature in the number of first-team games stated in his Barca contract and it is claimed will sign a five-year deal to become Moyes’ first significant capture since replacing Sir Alex Ferguson. “Manchester United will always be close to the best players,” Moyes told MUTV. “I will inform the supporters as much as I can. “Some things are confidential but I am doing everything I possibly can to strengthen the current English champions.” The deal could be rushed through in time to make Thiago available for the start of United’s pre-season tour on Wednesday. However, given the highly-rated player’s successful run to the European Under-21 Championship final with eventual winners Spain, he may not be called up for the first part of the three week expedition to the Far East and Australia anyway. Rumours that Thiago has opted to quit the Nou Camp in favour of Old Trafford in order to maximise his chances of making Spain’s World Cup squad next summer have circulated for some time now. However, so far, the transfer has not been concluded and Moyes opted not to offer any specific updates when he met the media for the first time on Friday. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Levy leads in Shanghai

first_img “I think this country likes me,” joked the 24-year-old. “For me, this golf course is pretty much the same as the one where I won in Shenzhen. “I like this type of golf course with water and the target golf. I enjoy being in China and I’m going to try my best the next few days to do the same things I did in April.” Levy is a close friend of both Wattel – whose flawless 66 was achieved despite cracking the face of his driver during the round – and Ryder Cup star Victor Dubuisson, who returned a two-under-par 70 and is helping inspire the new generation of French players. “No French player has won a major or something like that, but I think we have a good mix between the older generation and young generation,” Levy added. “Victor played the Ryder Cup this year and I think it showed all the French players it’s possible to play a big event like that and be in position to be in the Ryder Cup in France in 2018. “For my part I’m thinking only about that, to be in France in 2018 at Le Golf National, it’s an amazing place. I think we will have, I hope, two or three players on the Ryder Cup in 2018. “We have a good generation. Every year some French players win and new players come on the European Tour.” Graeme McDowell, who won the French Open at Le Golf National earlier this season, was two shots behind Levy after shaking off jet-lag to card a 67 in the first event of the Tour’s Final Series. “I got here Tuesday morning and haven’t really been feeling my best the last couple of days,” said McDowell, who was knocked out in the group stage in the defence of his Volvo World Match Play Championship a fortnight ago. Press Association “It’s the first sort of long trip of the year for me and the body took a little bit of time to catch up. Thankfully I felt much, much better this morning and the energy level has felt good. “The golf course is fairly soft due to the rain. It’s playing very long (7,600 yards), but the greens are very receptive and you can attack a few pins. “I’ve had a lot of yardage in my hand most of the day out there. We counted up, I think I had seven iron shots from outside of 200 yards on this golf course. Certainly for a guy like me who doesn’t hit it maybe as far as some of the other guys, I have to be precise with my iron play and putt well, and I putted well today. That was one of the keys.” McDowell’s Ryder Cup team-mates Thomas Bjorn and Jamie Donaldson were among a six-strong group on four under par which also featured England’s Oliver Wilson, who won his first European Tour event – the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship – on his 228th appearance at the start of October. Wilson started on the back nine and covered it in 32 before picking up another shot on the third, the 34-year-old dropping his only shot of the day on the ninth when his approach plugged in a greenside bunker. Justin Rose signed for a level-par 72 after recovering from being four over par after his first four holes, the world number six having run up a triple-bogey eight on the par-five 13th. But Ian Poulter struggled to a two-over-par 74 which contained five bogeys and three birdies and left the world number 43 joint 62nd in the 78-strong field. France’s Alexander Levy made the ideal start to his bid for a third European Tour title of the season – and second in China – in the BMW Masters on Thursday. Levy, who won the Volvo China Open in April and the rain-shortened Portugal Masters three weeks ago, carded a flawless opening 65 at a damp Lake Malaren to finish seven under par, one shot ahead of compatriot Romain Wattel, Belgium’s Nicolas Colsaerts and Argentina’s Emiliano Grillo. Starting from the 10th, Levy birdied his first four holes and picked up another shot at the par-three 17th to reach the turn in 31, before recording further birdies at the second and ninth. last_img read more

Olympic flame handover ceremony for Tokyo 2020 to be held behind closed doors

first_imgAthens: Spectators will not be allowed inside the historic Panathenaic Stadium on Thursday during the Olympic flame handover ceremony for Tokyo 2020, the Greek Olympic Committee said on Monday.The ceremony will take place in the presence of Greece President Katerina Sakellaropoulou and a small delegation of the Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee, said the Hellenic Olympic Committee. “The Panathenaic Stadium will be closed to the public,” it said. It was earlier announced that the Greek leg of the Olympic torch relay was canceled. The move comes in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has led to a halt to most sporting events worldwide. “Tokyo 2020 has been informed that the Greek leg of the Olympic Torch Relay has been canceled.” IANSAlso Read: An olympic flame lit amid uncertainty due to coronavirusAlso Watch: BJP city committee organizes Coronavirus awareness programme in Guwahati on Monday.last_img read more

Tiger Bay Youth Group win ‘A’ Division Commander 5-A-Side Football tournament

first_imgTIGER Bay Youth Group were over the weekend crowned Champions of the ‘A’ Division Commander third Annual 5-A-Side Football competition, which was held at the National Gymnasium.The competition was played among 13 male teams and five female teams, all from the Police Youth Groups.The male teams comprised Yarrowkabra, Circuitville, Tiger Bay, Mocha, Albouystown, North Ruimveldt, Golden Grove, Central, Timehri North, Grove, Agricola, East Ruimveldt and Ruimveldt. The five female teams were from Tiger Bay, North Ruimveldt, Agricola, Albouystown and East Ruimveldt.At the end of the first round Tiger Bay, Albouystown, North Ruimveldt, Central, Grove and East Ruimveldt emerged winners from their matches to go through to the second round along with Ruimveldt who drew a bye for the males.After a number of exciting matches, the Tiger Bay Police Youth Group emerged the winners of the competition ahead of North Ruimveldt in second place and Albouystown were adjudged third.Orin Moore from the Tiger Bay Youth Group copped the trophy for Most Goals after netting 10 throughout the competition for his team and Darron Niles from Albouystown Youth Group was given the Most Valuable Player (MVP) trophy.Meanwhile, in the female showdown East Ruimveldt Youth Group came in third place behind Tiger Bay who got second and Albouystown who copped first place.Tineshia Thorne walked away with the Most Goals Trophy after scoring five goals in the competition and the MVP award went to Royesitia Cossou, both from Albouystown Youth Group.The presentation of trophies and medals was done by Superintendent Phillip Azore, W/Assistant Superintendent Sonia Herbert and representatives from the Guyana Football Federation (GFF).last_img read more

Kwesi Nyantakyi meets President Mills today

first_imgNewly elected CAF Executive Committee member Kwesi Nyantakyi will meet President Mills at the Castle this afternoon to thank him for government’s support for his bid.Joy Sports sources say the two will discuss among other things, Nyantakyi’s new role and how that will impact on Ghana Football.The two are also expected to discuss national team issues including the Black Stars Nations Cup qualifier to be played later this month.The meeting is expected to improve the relationship between government and the GFA.New sports Minister, Kofi Humado will be at the meeting.In an unrelated issue Aduana Stars have denied the alleged knife attack by their Coach Herbert Addo on a fan after Wednesday’s disappointing draw with Liberty Professionals. This follows investigations conducted by officials of the club.Management of Aduana Stars says there is no proof that a supporter was chased by the Local Black Stars coach with a knife.Source: Joy Sports/Ghanalast_img read more