Aubameyang close to Arsenal move – reports

Posted On Aug 13 2020 by

first_imgThe Bundesliga club turned down a bid of 50 million euros from Arsenal last week, the BBC reported.Gabon international Aubameyang, 28, played for Dortmund in their 2-2 draw against Freiburg on Saturday but did not score.Aubameyang was jeered by his own fans on Saturday and has been told he can leave Dortmund if Arsenal met the asking price, the German club’s director of sport Michael Zorc confirmed.Arsenal lost forward Alexis Sanchez to Manchester United last week with Henrikh Mkhitaryan travelling in the opposite direction in a swap deal but Wenger remains short of options up front as the club battle to secure a Champions League place for next season.Share on: WhatsApp London, United Kingdom | AFP | Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is closing on a switch from Borussia Dortmund to Arsenal as Arsene Wenger looks to boost his forward options, reports in Germany and Britain said on Monday.German magazine Kicker reported the clubs had agreed on a 63-million-euro ($78 million, £55 million) fee for the player and that as part of the deal Arsenal forward Olivier Giroud could move to Germany on loan until the end of the season.But the report said Giroud was still dragging his feet and would prefer to stay in England and move to Premier League side Chelsea.The BBC also reported that the move was close, quoting a figure of £60 million but said the deal would not go through until the German club had a replacement lined up.last_img read more


Official: Ben Arfa is already a new Real Valladolid player

Posted On May 14 2020 by

first_imgWith the arrival of the Franco-French player, yesterday he already passed medical examination and was in the offices of the club, Real Valladolid signs its first high level footballer since the arrival of Ronaldo Nazario to the Blanquivioleta entity in September 2018. International with France 15 times and having played in several teams in France and England, this will be Ben Arfa’s first experience in Spain.In addition, the club could announce the signing and assignment to a second team of Sekou Gassama, from Almeria, which also passed medical examination yesterday. It is already official. Hatam Ben Arfa is a Real Valladolid player, at least, until June 30. This was announced early in the morning by the club from Pucelano, which will present its new player today at 12:30 in the morning and will begin training with his teammates tomorrow at 11, since today the first team rests .last_img read more


History beckons for Leicester’s manager

Posted On Jan 20 2020 by

first_img EPL standings LONDON, AP: A place in the Premier League history book is available for Craig Shakespeare when the Leicester manager takes the resurgent champions to Everton on Sunday. Since taking over from title-winning coach Claudio Ranieri in February, Shakespeare has steered Leicester away from relegation danger and into the comfort of mid-table with five straight league wins. One more at Goodison Park and he’ll match the record of consecutive victories at the start of a managerial career in the Premier League, shared by Pep Guardiola (Manchester City) and Carlo Ancelotti (Chelsea). Whether Shakespeare joins that esteemed pair may depend on what line-up he selects against Everton because he might have one eye on the first leg of Leicester’s Champions League quarter-final match against Atlético Madrid on Wednesday. Is it worth Shakespeare risking the likes of Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez ahead of possibly the biggest game in Leicester’s history, especially now that the team is up to 11th place in the 20-team Premier League and appears safe from relegation? Chelsea holds a seven-point lead with eight matches remaining and visit Bournemouth. Second-place Tottenham, who appear to be the only team capable of stopping Chelsea, host Watford. SPAIN Real Madrid will have the Spanish league lead on the line when it hosts Atlético Madrid in the city derby tomorrow. Madrid will be defending their two-point lead over Barcelona against an Atlético team in its best spell of the season, coming off five straight wins and with its stout defence working well again. Madrid also have won five games in a row, and their attack has scored at least a goal in the last 51 games in all competitions. Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale, and Karim Benzema ­ Madrid’s strikeforce ­ will be fully rested for the match at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium after being left out of the team’s win at Leganes on Wednesday. Defending champions Barcelona visit Málaga, who ended a six-game winless streak by beating Sporting Gijón on Wednesday. GERMANY The biggest game in German football is also in danger of being overshadowed by the looming resumption of the Champions League. Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich and fourth-place Borussia Dortmund meet tomorrow, yet both could be preoccupied by what awaits them in the quarter-finals of Europe’s top competition in the coming days. Dortmund host Monaco on Tuesday, and Bayern are at home to Real Madrid on Wednesday. Tomorrow’s game sees the top scorers in Germany go head-to-head. Dortmund’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang leads with 25 goals, while Bayern’s Robert Lewandowski has 24 before he faces his former club. Aubameyang scored the winner in Dortmund’s 1-0 victory over Bayern at home last November. That defeat in Dortmund was Bayern’s first of the season. Dortmund are under more pressure as they bid to overtake Hoffenheim for the last automatic Champions League qualification place. FRANCE Boosted by victory in last weekend’s League Cup final, Paris Saint-Germain have their sights set on catching Monaco in the title race. PSG trail Monaco by three points, although it is effectively four given Monaco’s huge goal difference of plus 61 ­ more than 20 goals better than PSG. But PSG hope the 4-1 win over Monaco in last Saturday’s final can crank up the pressure, with the teams facing each other in the French Cup semi-finals. Monaco also have extra games in the Champions League, playing Borussia Dortmund in the quarter-finals, and have a smaller squad than PSG.                    P  W D L GA GF GD Pts 1. Chelsea 30 23  3  4  62  24   38 72 2. Tottenham 30 19  8  3 60 22 38 65 3. Liverpool 31 17 9 5 66 39 27 60 4. Man City 30 17 7 6 57 34 23 58 5. Arsenal 29 16 6 7 61 36 25 54 6. Man United 29 14 12 3 43 24 19 54 7. Everton 31 14 9 8 53 34 19 51 8. West Brom 31 12 8 11 39 40 -1 44 9. Southampton 29 10 7 12 36 37 -1 37 10. Watford 30 10 7 13 36 48 -12 37 11. Leicester City 30 10 6 14 37 47 -10 36 12. Stoke City 31 9 9 13 33 45 -12 36 13. Bournemouth 31 9 8 14 44 56 -12 35 14. Burnley 31 10 5 16 32 44 -12 35  15. West Ham 31 9 6 16 41 57 -16 33 16. Crystal Palace 30 9 4 17 39 50 -11 31 17. Hull City 31 8 6 17 32 61 -29 30 18. Swansea City 31 8 4 19 37 66 -29 28 19. Middlesbrough 30 4 11 15 22 37 -15 23 20. Sunderland 30 5 5 20 24 53 -29 20last_img read more


Even without superstars, Aquino steers Lady Bulldogs to a perfect season

Posted On Jan 19 2020 by

first_imgIt’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next NU coach Patrick Aquino. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netNational U Lady Bulldogs coach Pat Aquino wouldn’t deny that this fourth straight UAAP title could be considered as his toughest granting the players he lost for this Season 80 campaign.“From the start, this is a team that has no identity. We lost Afril Bernardino and Gemma Miranda,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT NU’s dominance in the women’s division from Season 77 to 79 has largely been attributed to the brilliance of three-time MVP Bernardino and two-time Finals MVP Miranda.But this year was a lot different as the two cornerstones were nowhere to be found for the Lady Bulldogs.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“This time, there’s no superstars,” said Aquino.But that didn’t stop his other wards from stepping up in the tough Finals series against University of East as they did their part in sustaining NU’s 64-0 run. For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. But for now, Aquino and his wards wouldn’t mind savoring this title quest. “We’re just going to enjoy this championship.” MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Ravena redeems self, soars high for UAAP Finals MVP award Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Season MVP Jack Animam, Finals MVP Trixie Antiquiera, Congolese center Rhena Itesi, guard Ria Nabalan, and senior Janet Sison all had their share of the limelight to help the Lady Bulldogs prevail including the 79-68 Game 2 victory on Sunday.And Aquino couldn’t be more proud with how they rose to the occasion.“I’m just happy that my players excelled. We never imagined that we’ll go this far, but with the support of everybody, from the bosses to the NU community, we’re thankful for the trust they gave us,” he said.After its women’s basketball team wrapped puts its fourth straight perfect season, its the Adamson softball team’s to keep its streak, currently at 73 games and the longest in UAAP senior’s history, going.“I don’t want to think about it, but at the back of my mind, the pressure is already there. I hope we can get to beat that record. Hopefully, we could achieve that,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene View commentslast_img read more


A night of sports heroes

Posted On Jan 19 2020 by

first_imgUnder a glow of inspiration, the country’s top athletes were feted Tuesday during the Philippine Sportswriters Association-San Miguel Corporation Awards Night.And for a trio of first-time winners of the top award handed out by the country’s oldest media organization, the honor was something worth cherishing for the rest of their lives.ADVERTISEMENT Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano “This will be an inspiration not just for me but for other bowlers as well,” said Tabora, who joined the likes of legendary bowlers Paeng Nepomuceno and Bong Coo as bowling World Cup winners.Ancajas thrice defended his International Boxing Federation super flyweight title last year while Biado ruled World 9-Ball.Jerwin Ancajas, Krizziah Tabora and Carlo Biado. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netSMC’s Ramon S. Ang and Standard Insurance’s Jude Echauz were recognized as Executives of the Year, while the Triathlon Association of the Philippines received the National Sports Association of the Year award.The 2023 Fiba World Cup Philippine bid team led by Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas chair emeritus Manny V. Pangilinan received the President’s Award for bringing basketball’s biggest showcase back home.Special citations: Four-time PBA MVP June Mar Fajardo (Mr. Basketball); Marck Espejo, Dawn Macandili (Mr. and Ms. Volleyball).ADVERTISEMENT Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award LATEST STORIES Saulong hits weight for title fight “This is a very special honor,” boxing sensation Jerwin Ancajas told Sports IQ, the Inquirer’s multiplatform live sports talk show at Manila Hotel’s Maynila Hall. “Not everyone gets to receive this trophy.”Speaking in Filipino, Ancajas added: “I will carry this honor for the rest of my life.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkIt was a sentiment echoed by bowler Krizziah Lyn Tabora and pool ace Carlo Biado. The two ruled the world championships of their respective sports to join Ancajas at the summit of the PSA Awards: The three were named Athletes of the Year by the group of sports journalists who tirelessly chronicled their exploits.And for these athletes, the honor bestowed on them will be more than just a shiny testament to their success. UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson View comments Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbedlast_img read more


Retendering process slated for 2019

Posted On Jan 12 2020 by

first_imgSupply Health Centre…after contractor’s terminationFollowing the termination of a contractual agreement between the Region Four (Demerara-Mahaica) executives and a contractor, Navin and Sons, for the construction of a new health centre at Supply, East Bank Demerara, Regional Chairperson Genevieve Allen has revealed that bids for the project will be retendering early next year.Allen made the announcement during an interview with Guyana Times on theThe foundation of the health centre at the centre of the controversysidelines of an event hosted at the National Cultural Centre on Wednesday.“With the termination of the contractor it means the works will have to be re-advertised so that another contractor can begin works,” she said.According to the regional executive, the region is seeking to conduct invitation of bids for the major project early in 2019.Asked whether or not legal action is an option against the contractor, the Chairperson noted that he was already informed of what is required of him and the region is working to ensure that he meets his requirements.On Sunday, <<<>>> reported that as a result of shoddy works, the Regional Democratic Council (RDC) of Region Four has not only terminated the contract but has also ordered the contractor to repay the region monies for the foundation and columns.“I have therefore written to the Ministry of Communities outlining the issues and thereby seeking the advice on the way forward. As such, the Ministry wrote me and accepted my recommendation of terminating the contractor with the contractor tasked with repaying the region,” the REO Pauline Lucas said.Lucas stressed that the decision to terminate the contract is based on recommendations made by the senior engineer for the region and the Auditor General’s Office, both of which conducted tests on the works done. Both tests lead to similar findings.The Supply Health Centre has for some time been at the heart of a struggle between regional officials seeking value for money and the contractor. A few months ago, an investigation was ordered into the issue by Regional Chairperson Genevieve Allen.The move was sparked after Councillors on the RDC recommended sanctions against the contractor. At the time, it was pointed out that the contractor has multiple contracts in the region and thus, those projects could also have issues.There have been long standing concerns over the quality of the work and the actions of the contractor; all of which had caused the Region Four authorities to seek to halt the construction of the health centre.According to a report that was submitted by the Clerk of Works, the contractor had failed to comply with a number of requirements for the project. Among the requirements reportedly ignored by the contractor was one for the complete removal of tree roots and debris from the site. Regional officials have complained that contrary to the specifications of the project, the casting of the health centre flooring was found to have been done without removing a major tree stump. Lucas had previously expressed concern that this raised serious questions about the strength and quality of the building.The contractor was ordered by the Clerk of Works to not proceed with casting the foundation of the health centre. This cease work order was reportedly ignored.last_img read more


E Division Police find ganja planters’ hideout

Posted On Jan 12 2020 by

first_img…destroy field, camp E Division (Linden-Kwakwani) Police on Saturday destroyed a marijuana camp at 19 Miles, Millie’s Hideout as lawmen continued a nonstop drug eradication exercise at Upper Demerara River.Ranks swooped down on the location, where they unearthed two large bags containing leaves, seeds, and stems of cannabis.The marijuana which was found at 19 Miles, Millie’s HideoutThe drug was later weighed and amounted to 12.7 kilogram (28 lbs). Some 10 feet away, a quantity of clothing and food items were discovered; however, no one was found at the location.Over the past few weeks, Police in the Division have destroyed several illegal marijuana fields and camps.Two weeks ago, at 10 Miles, Millie’s Hideout, ranks discovered several fields totalling nine acres which contained 9000 cannabis plants, ranging from two feet to eight feet in height. They also discovered 300 kilos of dried cannabis and two nurseries containing 6500 seedlings. Seven camps containing groceries, kitchen utensils, clothing, bed, hammocks and foodstuff were also discovered. The fields were reportedly cut down and burnt. No one was discovered inside the camps.Also, recently at 8 Miles, Millie’s Hideout, several acres of marijuana had destroyed. This included a two-acre farm containing approximately 2500 cannabis plants which measured one to four feet in height and were estimated to weigh approximately 675 kg. A nursery containing some 3000 marijuana plants was also destroyed along with four makeshift camps with two hammocks, a mattress. and a quantity of kitchen utensils and groceries. Additionally, a quantity of dried cannabis, estimated to weigh about 200 kg was destroyed. Approximately seven miles away from the location, another one-and-a-half-acre marijuana farm with about 1500 cannabis plants was destroyed. The plants measured between two and five feet in height and weighed an estimated 225 kg. Also destroyed was another nursery with approximately 1500 marijuana plants, along with a makeshift camp which contained dried cannabis estimated to weigh about 100 kg.last_img read more


UPDATE Prince George RCMP seek woman

Posted On Jan 12 2020 by

first_imgUPDATE  Police say they have located Williams and thank the public for their assistance.Prince George RCMP are asking for the public’s assistance to find Blossom Williams.Police say they want to speak with the 27 year-old Prince George resident in regards to an ongoing investigation.- Advertisement -They do not say as to what the investigation is about.Anyone with information in regards to William’s whereabouts or how to contact her is asked to call the Prince George RCMP detachment at 250-561-3300 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.last_img read more


Coral Daily Download – Falcao to make Man United debut against QPR?

Posted On Jan 6 2020 by

first_imgSimon Clare joins the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast to round up the latest sporting odds.The Coral PR spokesperson tells the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast show about Manchester United’s crunch Premier League clash against Queens Park Rangers on Sunday, and believes Radamel Falcao will make his Red Devils debut.Clare also discusses day two of the Doncaster St Leger Festival Week and Rory McIlroy’s chances of winning the FedEx Cup.Coral is the official betting partner of the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfastlast_img read more


EPA is asked to regulate ship emissions

Posted On Jan 3 2020 by

first_imgAlthough the federal government doesn’t regulate greenhouse gas emissions from ships, the EPA recently asked the United Nations International Maritime Organization, which regulates the global shipping industry, to set international emissions standards for vessels. “Pollution knows no political or geographical boundaries, and the EPA’s current proposal to harmonize emissions standards at ports worldwide would deliver cleaner air to all Americans,” said EPA spokeswoman Jessica Emond. Brown and the environmentalists said the IMO was moving too slowly in setting controls on ship emissions, so the federal government must start regulating vessels that enter U.S. waters. Shipping industry officials said they support the EPA’s proposal. “We would prefer to see these issues resolved at the international level,” said T.L. Garrett, vice president of the Pacific Merchant Shipping Association.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! PORTS: Environmental groups and state attorney general call for standards. By Terence Chea THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SAN FRANCISCO – Environmental groups and California Attorney General Jerry Brown petitioned the federal government Wednesday to regulate emissions from oceangoing ships that spew heat-trapping gases responsible for global warming. In separate written requests, they asked the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to adopt standards for carbon dioxide emissions from the thousands of cargo ships, cruise liners and other large vessels that dock at American ports each year. Marine vessels are responsible for nearly 3 percent of the world’s greenhouse gases – equal to the amount generated by all cars in the U.S. – and ship emissions are projected to grow by more than 70 percent by 2020 as global trade expands, according to the petitions. “If the U.S. is to do its part in reducing the threat of global climate disruption, then EPA must limit the global warming emissions from ships that enter the ports of the United States,” Brown said. The environmentalists’ petition was filed by Oakland-based Earthjustice on behalf of the Center for Biological Diversity, Friends of the Earth and Oceana. EPA officials said they would review the requests, which require a response within six months. last_img read more