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Arsenal and Manchester United in transfer battle to sign Sunderland starlet Logan Pye

Arsenal and Manchester United are both eyeing moves for Sunderland youngster Logan Pye (Picture: Getty)Arsenal appear to be winning the race to sign highly-rated Sunderland teenager Logan Pye ahead of top-six rivals Manchester United.The 15-year-old has impressed scouts from both sides and will turn 16 in October meaning interested clubs will be able to sign him before he turns professional.Pye, who can play at either left-back or centre-back, has become a regular in Sunderland’s U18 side this season and has also been capped by England at U16 level.United had weighed up a bid for him over the summer but their hesitancy has allowed Arsenal to jump to the front of the queue to sign him, according to the Sun.ADVERTISEMENT Advertisement Sunderland are fifth in League One (Picture: Getty)Sunderland’s failure to secure a return to the Championship last season means it is unlikely that they will be able to stand in Pye’s way should he wish to move on.AdvertisementAdvertisementArsenal have made a clear strategic shift in their transfer policy since Unai Emery was appointed with a number of their signings over the past 18-months aged 24 or under.The Gunners have signed three teenagers under Emery – Matteo Guendouzi, Gabriel Martinelli and William Saliba – and Pye could be the next youthful addition to join.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 CityUnited, meanwhile, are also prioritising the signings of young, homegrown players under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer with Daniel James and Aaron Wan-Bissaka joining this summer.Despite their struggles in recent years, Sunderland have an excellent academy having produced the likes of Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson and Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford.More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errors Arsenal and Manchester United in transfer battle to sign Sunderland starlet Logan Pye Comment Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterSunday 15 Sep 2019 12:33 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link344Shares read more

Unai Emery hints Granit Xhaka could lose Arsenal captaincy after telling fans to ‘f**k off’

first_img Rio Ferdinand tells Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop struggling Metro Sport ReporterSunday 27 Oct 2019 7:28 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.2kShares Read More Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Coming Next Skip SPONSORED Top articles Arsenal captain Granit Xhaka clashed with the club’s fans (Picture: Twitter)Unai Emery has hinted Granit Xhaka could lose the Arsenal captaincy after his shocking meltdown during the draw with Crystal Palace.Xhaka, who was appointed Gunners captain at the end of last month, clashed with Arsenal fans after being booed off at the Emirates on Sunday.The Switzerland international cupped his ears as he heard the frustrated supporters and then was heard saying ‘f**k off’ before leaving the pitch. Manchester United captain Harry Maguire / About Connatix V67539 Advertisement Read More Read More Unai Emery hints Granit Xhaka could lose Arsenal captaincy after telling fans to ‘f**k off’ 1 min. story Read More 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 CityAsked whether Xhaka will remain captain, Emery responded: ‘We will speak about that.‘He’s wrong but we are going to speak inside about that situation. I want to be calm but, really, he was wrong in this action.’Arsenal took full control of Sunday’s clash through Sokratis Papastathopoulos and David Luiz but Palace responded with goals either side of half-time from Luka Milivojevic and Jordan Ayew. PLAY 1/1 Comment Read More ADVERTISEMENT Video Settings Full Screen Xhaka quickly removed his shirt after his substitution and stormed down the tunnel. In the 90 minutes, Arsenal squandered a two-goal lead as Palace fought back superbly at the Emirates to secure a 2-2 draw.AdvertisementAdvertisementOn Xhaka’s reaction, Emery said: ‘He was wrong. We are going to speak to him and decide with the club.‘We are here because we have supporters. We work for them and need to have respect for them when they are applauding us and criticising us.’ Skip Ad Emery admits Xhaka was ‘wrong’ (Picture: Getty)Palace’s first goal came after VAR overturned a penalty decision in Wilfried Zaha’s favour. VAR also ruled out an Arsenal goal late on.‘I didn’t understand the referee and VAR reaction,’ Emery said. ‘Last week they didn’t check VAR for a penalty for us but we respect that.‘Two weeks ago there is one penalty for Pepe against Bournemouth, they didn’t check, okay. I don’t understand.More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira moves‘For me there is no confusion – it is not a good decision. We deserved to win, we had a good reaction after they equalised, we scored but then they didn’t count it.‘We didn’t concede many chances apart from the penalty to score. Our reaction was very good, also the supporters help us in the last minutes to score the third goal and win the match but this doesn’t happen.’Arsenal, still fifth in the Premier League, face Liverpool in the Carabao Cup on Wednesday night.MORE: Jurgen Klopp provides Mohamed Salah injury update after Liverpool beat Tottenham by Metro Advertisementlast_img read more

Governor Wolf Announces “It’s On Us PA” Legislation

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Education,  It’s On Us PA,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – As part of his “It’s On Us PA” campaign to protect Pennsylvania students from a nationwide epidemic of sexual violence, Governor Tom Wolf today announced the introduction of six new pieces of legislation.“These steps, along with those we have already taken to combat sexual assault, will strengthen the systems we currently have, and create better standards for reporting and responding to sexual assaults whenever they occur,” Governor Wolf said. “It is critically important that we continue the progress we’ve already made, and continue our work to ensure that our K-12 and postsecondary institutions have the tools they need to combat sexual assault.”In January 2016, Governor Wolf launched the “It’s On Us PA” campaign, inviting education leaders and all Pennsylvanians to be part of the solution to protect students from sexual violence.Convening four roundtable discussions across the state, and bringing together more than 150 students, educators, administrators, advocates, healthcare personnel, researchers, and policymakers, Governor Wolf and members of his administration heard diverse perspectives and comprehensive ideas on the roles each could play to end sexual violence in Pennsylvania. Thousands of Pennsylvanians, including university and college presidents from hundreds of institutions around the commonwealth signed the “It’s On Us” Pledge.Additionally, in the 2016-17 budget the Wolf Administration secured $1 million in funding to support evidence-based sexual assault prevention, reporting, and response systems on college campuses. In November 2016, Governor Wolf announced awards to 36 postsecondary institutions as part of the “It’s On Us PA” Grants Program.Based on the comprehensive “It’s On Us PA” round table discussions, there are six current items of legislation being proposed in the General Assembly:Expand the scope, authority, and capacity of PDE’s Office for Safe Schools to support both K-12 and postsecondary institutions, as well as monitor compliance with existing federal and state requirements related to sexual violence prevention and response.Publish an annual report card on sexual violence and harassment in K-12 and postsecondary institutions using existing data reported to the Department and/or other publicly reported data.Amend PA School Code to create a consolidated, comprehensive anti-violence and anti-harassment policy for K-12 schools that aligns requirements related to bullying, hazing, sexual assault, sexual harassment, dating violence, and other issues.Require postsecondary institutions adopt affirmative consent standards for responding to allegations of sexual violence, and expand K-12 health education standards to explicitly address areas of consent and healthy relationships in middle and high school.Require that postsecondary institutions offer online, anonymous reporting options for students as part of their required reporting and response systems under federal and state law.Establish amnesty policies protecting students who report sexual assault to postsecondary institutions from being disciplined for other policy violations, such as drug and alcohol use.“I’m proud to stand with Governor Wolf today in support of the “Its On Us” campaign, and to introduce legislation requiring colleges and universities provide amnesty to those who come forward about sexual violence that they have experienced, or witnessed,” said Rep. Madeleine Dean. “Sadly, most instances of sexual violence go unreported. Beyond the difficulty of coming forward, victims and Samaritans should not fear further punishment for incidental infractions.”“I am ready to get to work to pass this package of legislation, and to ensure that the state is investing our money as effectively as possible, and I believe that there is no better investment than the safety and security of our young people,” Governor Wolf added. “We cannot allow sexual assault in Pennsylvania to continue, and we will no longer tolerate its existence in our educational institutions.” April 18, 2017center_img Governor Wolf Announces “It’s On Us PA” Legislationlast_img read more

Pressure of Merseyside derby good for me declares  Ancelotti

first_imgEverton boss Carlo ancelotti has described the pressure of facing liverpool at Anfield in the third round of the FA Cup on Sunday as a positive one. The Italian could not have been handed a tougher fixture in the competition he won as Chelsea boss in 2010, facing the Premier League’s runaway leaders, Everton’s local rivals, and a team the Toffees have not beaten away from home in 20 years. But though the odds will be firmly against his men advancing, Ancelotti is relishing the fixture. “To have pressure is good,” Ancelotti said on the club website. “To have pressure, in my opinion, is energy. It is like gasoline for the car. “The fact we play a fantastic team, it is the FA Cup, there is the possibility to have a dream to win the FA Cup… it is a big challenge for us. It is also a big motivation. “There will be a fantastic atmosphere. It will be my first time in this derby. I am excited. I know how it is important for both sets of supporters.Advertisement Loading… Promoted ContentThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreA Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of ArtZodiac Signs Reimagined As Women Look Incredible10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By OdeithTop 10 Enemies Turned Friends in TVCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopThe Funniest Prankster Grandma And Her GrandsonYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterCelebrities Showing Support For George Floyd Protestscenter_img “It is exciting to be part of this spectacular game and spectacular atmosphere.” Ancelotti is the only manager to have beaten Jurgen Klopp this season outside of the Community Shield, with his Napoli side winning 2-0 in the Champions League in September before taking a point from the reverse fixture at Anfield in November. “It gives me confidence, the fact I did well against Liverpool,” Ancelotti said “I hope that will be the same on Sunday.” Read Also Here’s how Man Utd could line-up for FA Cup tie Ancelotti enjoyed a strong start after taking the Everton job last month as the replacement for Marco Silva, recording wins over Newcastle and Burnley before suffering defeat at Manchester City on New Year’s Day. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

COVID-19: Sports Ministry monitoring Athletes – Dare

first_img According to him: “The Nigerian authorities through the Sports Ministry called off the National Sports Festival as a precautionary  measure to curb the spread of covid-19. This means several of our athletes overseas can no longer practice because the sporting facilities were shut down. “We are in touch with each one of them through a database to monitor their plans and to understand the kind of support they need. ” Despite the postponement, the Adopt-an-Athlete plan is ongoing and the funds are going to them. So we are happy that those funds can help them at this period when they cannot make money from competitions.Advertisement Despite the postponement of the National Sports Festival and the Tokyo 2020 Olympics due to the outbreak of Covid-19 , the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare, has assured that the ministry was monitoring the athletes. Loading… “They are free to leverage on that; they can also look for indoor facilities where they can practice. They can pay to use those facilities, so there’s a continuous engagement with our athletes.” The Minister insisted  Nigeria would stick to 11 sports for the Olympics as earlier decided, even as funds would be released for pending qualifiers which the athletes can attend as soon as the virus is stemmed. He urged them not to relent in their training, even as the Ministry will continue to plan and strategise. Read Also:COVID-19: Ministry of Sports Provides 57 Suites, Other Facilities at Abiola Stadium Dare said: “As we speak, in another two days, 33 of the athletes – both foreign and home-based  – are completing a video message to lend their voices to the awareness campaign including myself. It’s being produced as we speak. Our athletes from across the world and the home-based will be giving out messages of encouragement.    We will be prepared whenever the Olympics will hold. What is of the utmost urgency right now is to  ensure that COVID-19’s spread is contained so we can  all be   free again.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoHere Are The Top 10 Tiniest Mobile Phones On The Planet!Top 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All Time10 Inventions That Prove Humanity Is Failing BadlyThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks8 Things To Expect If An Asteroid Hits Our PlanetTarantino Wants To End His Career With This Movie?Who Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?The Network’s Greatest Shows On HBOTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The Worldlast_img read more

Man, 22, dies of electrocution

first_imgILOILO City – A22-year-old man died of electrocution in Barangay Igang, Pototan, Iloilo. According topolice investigators, Bagsain was cutting grasses near their house when heaccidently touched a live wire attached to an electric motor around 9 a.m. onMonday. Bagsainsustained burns on the body. He was rushed to the Iloilo Provincial Hospital inPototan but was declared dead. He wasidentified as Raffy Bagsain of Banate, Iloilo, a police report showed. Officers of themunicipal police station ruled out foul play in the incident./PNlast_img read more

Kalibo bishop urges faithful ‘to love indigenous people’

first_imgThe cold wind and rain did not stop aclosely packed crowd in attending the Pilgrims Mass in the Cathedral front yardand Kalibo Pastrana Park. “May this jubilant festival mean moreto us not just merrymaking and street dancing as we allow Child Jesus to reignin our hearts and lives,” said Tala-oc.(Witha report from Akean Forum/PN) Kalibo celebrated the Feast of SeñorSanto Niño and the weeklong Ati-Atihan Festival from Jan. 2 to Jan. 19.     “It seems they are on their own, andthere are people who take advantage sakanilang kahinaan,” Tala-oc said. During his homily at the PilgrimsMass, Tala-oc urged the faithful to spread mercy and love to the indigenouspeople in the province which include Ati communities in Dina-ut in Altavas,Cubay, Cogon, Boracay Island in Malay, and Bulwang in Numancia. The indigenous people in Aklan. During his homily at the Pilgrims Mass, Kalibo Bishop Jose Corazon Tala-oc told the devotees of the Señor Santo Niño to care for the indigenous people which include the “Ati communities.” AKEAN FORUM BORACAY – Kalibo Bishop Jose CorazonTala-oc told the devotees of the Señor Santo Niño to care for the indigenouspeople.last_img read more

Cincinnati tops area cities in ‘staycation’ rankings

first_imgSKYLINE-LOCAL: Sunday May 5, 2013: Golden light from a brief but glorious sunrise lights downtown and a rainbow forms to the northwest during the start of the 15th Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon Sunday morning. The Enquirer/Glenn Hartong.Batesville, In. — A study done by WalletHub says Cincinnati is the 28th best place in the country for “staycation.” Many vacationers either don’t want to fly or travel a great distance or cannot afford it, so researchers looked at 43 indicators and 180 cities to develop the analysis.Here is a link to the complete study.last_img read more

Other Sports PV Sindhu knocked out of All England Championship by Sung Ji Hyun

first_imgShe has good anticipations and there were long rallies.”I had trained enough but it was just not my day. Such matches keep happening and I have to take it as a challenge and come back stronger.”The women’s doubles pair of Meghana Jakkampudi and Poorvisha S Ram also fought hard before losing 21-18 12-21 12-21 to the Russian combination of Ekaterina Bolotova and Alina Daveltova. The opening clash between Sindhu and Sung Ji turned out to be a thrilling contest. Sindhu enjoyed a 6-3 lead early on but Sung Ji drew level, helped by Sindhu’s poor judgement.The Korean kept up the attack and entered the first interval with a lead of 11-8 after the Indian hit the net. Sindhu dominated the rallies after the breather and drew parity at 11-11 with a cross-court smash. However, the Indian struggled with her timing and committed too many unforced errors to allow the Korean a cushion of 16-14. Sung Ji continued to gather points and clinched four game points.The Korean sealed it without much fuss when Sindhu struck out again. After the change of sides, Sindhu found the going tough with Sung Ji grabbing an 11-8 advantage at the break. After the breather, Sindhu managed to make it 13-13 with some precise returns. Sindhu tried to put pressure on her rival in the rallies but Sung Ji remained determined and led 18-14. Sindhu continued to struggle with her strokes and buried two of her returns into the net, giving Sung Ji a lead of 18-14. Sindhu narrowed the deficit to 17-18 before sending another cross-court smash wide. Sung Ji grabbed three match points after that.However, the Indian produced a razor-sharp crosscourt return and engaged her rival in the longest rally of the match to save three points. Sung Ji hit the net to give a game point to the Indian, who sealed it with a body smash to roar back into the contest. In the decider, the duo engaged in some good rallies but Sung Ji again had a two-point advantage at the interval after reeling off four straight points. The Korean kept pushing forward, moving to a 15-9 lead at one stage. A wide shot broke her run of points but Sindhu committed a service error and followed it up with two more unforced errors to allow Sung Ji to lead 18-10. Sung Ji soon grabbed as many as seven match points with a superb return near the net. Sindhu did save five of them but it just wasn’t enough. PV Sindhu knocked out of All England Championship.Sung Ji Hyun of Korea upstaged India sensation. Sindhu lost 16-21 22-20 18-21. highlights New Delhi: A profligate P V Sindhu was Wednesday knocked out of the All England Championship by an industrious Sung Ji Hyun of Korea in the women’s singles opening round here. In men’s singles, 2017 Singapore Open champion B Sai Praneeth defeated compatriot HS Prannoy 21-19 21-19 in a pulsating contest. Fifth-seeded Sindhu, who was beaten by Sung Ji twice in last three meetings, lost 16-21 22-20 18-21, despite saving as many as eight match points in the second and third game. Sindhu went into the opener with an overall record of an 8-6 against Sung Ji but the Korean once again troubled the Indian in the 81-minute thrilling clash which went down to the wire. Sindhu showed grit in the closing moments of the second and third game but also committed too many unforced errors during the match.The Indian saved three match points at 17-20 in the second game to take the match to the decider, during which she saved five match points before suffering her fourth first-round loss at the USD 1 million events. Sung Ji will face Hong Kong’s Cheung Ngan Yi in the second round.”I think I could have not given her big lead at the starting. It was too many points and it was difficult to cover,” Sindhu said after the loss.”It was my bad luck probably as my midcourt smashes were going to the net. I was just hitting out but overall it was a good match and she played well. For all the Latest Sports News News, Other Sports News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Holder not fazed by record against Bangladesh

first_imgCMC – DESPITE having won just two of their last nine matches against Bangladesh, West Indies skipper Jason Holder is still backing his troops to come out victorious when the two sides clash in a crucial World Cup game on Monday.West Indies and Bangladesh both have three points from their four games, with the regional side ahead due to a better net run rate.In a Tri-Nations series prior to the start of the World Cup, Bangladesh defeated the West Indies in their three meetings, including a dominant win in the finals.While Holder acknowledged that the West Indies will be going into the game as underdogs, he said those statistics counted for nothing.“If you want to put us in the underdog category, fair enough. We’ve played them quite a bit in the recent past and they’ve gotten the better of us in recent past. Like I said, different stage, lots at stake for this game. We’re all up for it.“I guess if you win seven over the last nine, as you said, probably, yes [they are favourites]. Yeah, it’s the game of cricket, we’ve all seen how this World Cup has panned out. There are quite a few close games and there have been one or two upsets as well, too. Cricket is played on the day and we’re looking to play some good cricket tomorrow [Monday],” Holder insisted.Needing to win their remaining five matches to stand a good chance of qualifying for the next round, Holder said victory over Bangladesh would serve as a good momentum-booster.“I think the ball’s in our court, we’ve just got to be consistent. We’ve got to play some consistent cricket going into the back half of this tournament.“It’s quite a good stage to pick up momentum as well and we’re full of confidence that we can do it. We’ve just got to take it game by game. Tomorrow is a challenge against Bangladesh, and we just want to get over Bangladesh and move forward,” Holder said.last_img read more