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Atletico Madrid to tempt Arsenal by offering choice of three players in exchange for Alexandre Lacazette

first_img Comment Arsenal have been interested in signing Atletico Madrid’s Thomas Partey (Picture: Getty)Mikel Arteta remains keen to bolster his midfield, particularly in light of the complications surrounding a possible deal for Dani Ceballos, who spent last season on loan in north London from Real Madrid, and Ainsley Maitland-Niles’ impending departure. Atletico are unlikely to spend big this summer and have been priced out of moves for the likes of Luis Suarez, Gonzalo Higuain and Edinson Cavani, but sporting Andrea Berta is willing to tempt Arsenal by offering them a choice of three players in return for Lacazette.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 ArsenalArsenal have been heavily linked with a move for Thomas Partey and are even said to have agreed personal terms with the defensive midfielder. Atletico, however, are unwilling to sanction his departure and the Ghana international now looks more likely to sign a new contract. Instead, they will offer Thomas Lemar, who Arsenal tried to sign as a possible replacement for Alexis Sanchez back in the summer of 2017, or Angel Correa or Vitolo as a makeweight.Arsenal, meanwhile, began their pre-season campaign with a 4-1 win over MK Dons last night. A selection of first team players featured, including Aubameyang, but Lacazette was not included in the squad. MORE: Arsenal rebuff Monaco approach for Emile Smith Rowe with Mikel Arteta keen to work with midfielderMORE: Liverpool star Virgil van Dijk doubt for Arsenal clash after picking up nasty cut in RB Salzburg gameFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Atletico Madrid to tempt Arsenal by offering choice of three players in exchange for Alexandre Lacazette Advertisement Atletico Madrid are set to revive their long-term interest in Alexandre Lacazette (Picture: Getty)Atletico Madrid are ready to revive their long-standing interest in Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette.The Spanish club attempted to sign the former Lyon striker three years ago but the 29-year-old was persuaded to join the Gunners by Arsene Wenger instead. Lacazette started his Arsenal career promisingly, but has largely played second fiddle to the prolific Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang who arrived just six months after the France international’s then club record transfer. Atletico have kept tabs on Lacazette and, according to Marca, are ready to make a fresh move for a player who is likely to be sold by Arsenal this summer in a bid to fund their own summer spending spree. AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTThe Gunners have already signed Willian on a free transfer from Chelsea and are closing in on the signing of Brazilian centre-half Gabriel from Lille. Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 26 Aug 2020 8:22 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link11.4kShares Advertisementlast_img read more

Commissioning of the Waitukubuli National Trail Research and Interpretive Facility

first_img Tweet Roseau, Dominica: The Waitukubuli National Trail Research and Interpretive Facility located at Pont Casse will be commissioned on Wednesday, 2nd November, 2011. This ceremony will be attended by several ambassadors and officials from the European Union and the region, as well as the Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of Dominica and members of Cabinet,other dignitaries and invited guests. This will provide much needed visibility for the EU/Dominica Development Cooperation.This Research and Interpretive Facility will serve as the headquarters of the Waitukubuli National Trail and as a center for research and administration of the trail. The facility, the home for the Waitukubuli National Trail, will allow users the opportunity to conduct research into the story of the project from its conceptualization by the Waitukubuli Ecological Foundation through the intricacies of its process and the handing over of a product that is equal to international standards and superior in the experience that it affords its users.The infra-structure includes two buildings, one which will be used for trail administration and operation and the other which will serve as live-in quarters for Forest Rangers and provide accommodation to hikers along the trail. The building will also feature a monument to immortalize the contributions of groups, institutions, and individuals who have championed and supported this cause and ensured that the project implementation was a success.The Waitukubuli National Trail is Dominica’s eco-signature, and the Caribbean’s first long-distance walking trail. The trail was conceptualized by the Waitukubuli Ecological Foundation and is being funded by the Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica and the European Union, and implemented in partnership with the Regional Council of Martinique. The Waitukubuli National Trail will open up and showcase the best of Dominica’s culture, heritage, local lifestyles, and theisland’s rugged terrain and wild nature, rivers, waterfalls, mountains, exotic gorges and rainforests, and will feature the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Morne Trois Pitons National Park.The project is now in its final leg, with hand-over to the Government of Dominica set for December, 31, 2011. In the meantime, the Project Management Unit continues to encourage Dominicans and visitors alike to come ‘Discover Nature for Heritage Development’ and to hike the Nature Isle.Press Release Share LocalNews Commissioning of the Waitukubuli National Trail Research and Interpretive Facility by: – November 1, 2011 Sharecenter_img 24 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring! Sharelast_img read more

Minister tasks Edo 2020 Covid-19 committee

first_img Promoted Content8 Ways Drones Are Shaping Our Future8 Ways Drones Will Automate Our FutureThese Are India’s 7 Most Stunning ModelsBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By Odeith6 Extreme Facts About HurricanesYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?What Is A Black Hole And Is It Dangerous For Us All?Can Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksThe Funniest Prankster Grandma And Her Grandson Minister of Youth and Sports Development Mr. Sunday Dare has charged the Covid-19 Edo 2020 National Sports Festival Committee to work as quickly as possible to deliver on their mandate. Speaking during the inauguration yesterday, Mr. Dare said ” The inauguration of this committee is a fall out of last week’s Council of Sports meeting. The effort to deliver on your mandate has started. This assignment must be given the urgency it deserves. We must follow the regime of what obtains globally. This is a call to duty that must be handled with all the seriousness it deserves. I charge you to carry out this task within the stipulated period of 30 days in which you are expected to submit your report.Advertisement Dare said the terms of reference of the committee include; interface with all stakeholders and relevant agencies to determine the state of Edo state readiness to host the festival, ascertain the level of health infrastructure, prepare code of operation for athletes, officials and propose a new date for the Festival. read also:Italian Sports Minister: Serie A return will be decided on May 28In his response, chairman of the Committee Honourable Tonobok Okowa said” We thank the Minister for the opportunity to serve in this important sector which counts a lot for the Youths of this country. We assure you that with our wealth of experience, we will deliver on time. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Loading… last_img read more

Smiley’s continues title sponsorship of IMCA Southern SportMod division

first_imgInformation about Smiley’s products is available at the website, on Facebook or by calling 866 959-7223. Gift cards are redeemable at any of Smiley’s five locations. MESQUITE, Texas – Drivers in IMCA’s Southern SportMod division will enjoy the benefits of Smiley’s Racing Products title sponsorship for a third consecutive season.  Smiley’s is home of Hoosier Tire Southwest and returns to national decal program roles for Southern and Northern SportMods in its 16th year as an IMCA sponsor. Drivers in both divisions are required to display two Smiley’s decals on their race cars to be eligible for point fund shares.  The Mesquite, Texas, high-performance parts manu­facturer and distributor continues a broad program of awards for drivers in six IMCA divisions in 2020, most notably providing a portion of the $9,500 point fund to be paid to top 15 drivers in national Southern SportMod standings.  Point fund checks and gift cards will be presented during the national awards banquet in November or mailed beginning the following week from the IMCA home office. center_img “We just recognized 15 consecutive years of support from Smiley’s Racing Products and are eager to get started on the 16th,” IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder commented. “Tom Lorenz and his whole team at Smiley’s Racing Products have been nothing but professional to work with and we couldn’t be more proud of the longevity of this relationship.” IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car drivers winning track or series titles also receive $50 gift cards. Top 10 drivers in national Southern SportMod and Mach-1 Sport Compact point standings, and in the Razor Chassis South Central Region for IMCA Mod­ifieds, EQ Cylinder Heads Southern Region for IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and Big Daddy Race Cars Southern Region for IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks all receive $50 gift cards.last_img read more

Rangel signs Swansea extension

first_img “Playing for Swansea City for 10 years has always been a target for me. Seeing the likes of Leon Britton, Alan Tate and Garry Monk reach 10 years’ service for this club has been inspirational – they are great servants to the club. “I wasn’t in the last year of my contract, so for the club to sort a new deal at this point showed the commitment, loyalty and faith the chairman and manager have in me. ” Rangel’s new deal comes at a time when he has lost his starting spot to England Under-21 international Kyle Naughton, who joined Swansea from Tottenham in January. The Spaniard has not started a league game since the 1-1 home draw with West Ham on January 10. “I don’t like to moan – I’ve been lucky enough to play regularly for the last eight years and succeed personally and as a club,” Rangel said. “When the club makes a decision you have to accept it and you must show the manager that you are ready if and when he needs you. “When the manager has strong competition for every position then that is great for the club because it helps us push on.” Veteran Swansea defender Angel Rangel has signed a new one-year contract extension to keep him at the Liberty Stadium until June 2017. The 32-year-old right-back, who was signed by Roberto Martinez from Spanish lower league team Terrassa in 2007, has made 315 appearances for Swansea and been part of the Welsh outfit’s journey from League One to an established Barclays Premier League club. “To be part of this club for the next two years is great news for me,” Rangel told the official Swansea website. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Rodgers hopes for Benteke boost

first_imgLiverpool manager Brendan Rodgers hopes the imminent arrival of Christian Benteke will instantly boost his side’s firepower. On Sunday, Liverpool concluded negotiations on a payment structure which will see them pay £16million up front and the remainder of his £32.5million release clause over the length of his contract. “It was just clear we needed to score more goals,” said Rodgers in quotes reported in the Liverpool Echo. “A few years ago we needed to improve our goal tally and we did that and it gave the team a little bit of profit. I feel it was the same this summer. “We were down on our goals. Overall it is the balance we need to improve offensively and defensively and the players that will contribute to both.” The capture of Benteke is seen as a show of support for the manager from owners Fenway Sports Group after a robust end-of-season review of a sixth-placed finish resulted in the sacking of assistant manager Colin Pascoe and first team coach Mike Marsh’s contract not being renewed. England Under-19 manager Sean O’Driscoll, former midfielder Gary McAllister and academy coach Pepijn Lijnders have been added to the backroom staff while there has been significant recruitment on the playing side. Brazil international Roberto Firmino, who will become the club’s second-most expensive signing after arriving in a £29million deal from Hoffenheim, will be at the club’s Melwood training ground on Wednesday to begin preparations for the new season. He and compatriot Philippe Coutinho have been on extended leave after their involvement in the Copa America but will not meet up with the rest of the squad until they return after a friendly in Kuala Lumpur on Friday. Press Association Sport understands the Aston Villa striker will undergo the first part of a two-stage medical with Reds team doctor Andy Massey, who flew in from Adelaide after leaving the club’s pre-season tour early, in London on Monday afternoon with the process continuing on Tuesday. Rodgers made the Belgian his primary target after watching Liverpool score just 52 times in the Premier League last season – down from 101 the previous campaign when Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge almost fired them to the title. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Veteran cyclist Niles `Double Dipped’ in PowerAde road race

first_imgTEAM Coco’s Junior Niles `Double Dipped’ yesterday when cycle coach Hassan Mohamed, in collaboration with Banks DIH Limited, staged the 6th Annual PowerAde cycle road race in the West Demerara area.Niles saved the best for last after staving off several challenges from his opponents, both on the upward and the downward journey.The 40-mile event ,which got underway from outside the Wales Police Station, West Bank Demerara, proceeded to Blankenburg, West Coast Demerara, before returning to Schoonord, West Bank Demerara,for the finish.After winning the overall event, Niles `Double Dipped’ by winning the veterans category as well.Coming for the finish with about 15 other cyclists from the various teams/clubs, Christopher Holder jumped the pack with approximately 300 metres from the line.However, Paul DeNobrega responded while Niles followed suit, joining the duo in the lead, with the remainder of the riders right on the trio’s back wheel. As they were approximately 75 metres from the finish, Niles stormed away from the pack ; crossing the finish line by about one and one half lengths ahead of Holder,who finished second.Niles registered One hour, eight minutes, 10.83 seconds for the event.DeNobrega held on for third while Ralph Williams placed fourth, Andrew Hicks was fifth and Raphael Leung sixth.Of the six prime prizes that were on offer, Shaquille Agard, who established a major break during the course of the event, both on the upward and downward journey, won five while Hicks took the other.Williams was second to Niles in the veterans’ category, while Ian `Dumb Boy’ Jackson settled for third.Hicks who placed fifth overall, was the first junior to cross the , while Nigel Dugid finished third.In other results, Keon Thomas won the mountain bike category ahead of Oziah McAulley and Seon Budhan respectively; while Walter Issacs was the oldest cyclist to complete the course.last_img

Messi banned from internationals for three months after ‘corruption’ outburst

first_img(REUTERS) – Argentina’s Lionel Messi has been banned from international duty for three months and fined $50 000 (£41 142) after levelling accusations of “corruption” at South American soccer chiefs during the Copa America.Messi was sent off again in the Copa America third-place playoff and afterwards alleged that the tournament had been fixed in favour of hosts Brazil, who beat Argentina in a controversial semi-final on their way to the title.The Argentina captain called the South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL) “corrupt” and did not attend the ceremony to pick up his medal. He was handed a one-match ban and a $1500 fine for his sending-off last month.CONMEBOL had said that the Barcelona forward’s comments were “unacceptable”.“The player is suspended to play official and friendly matches with his national team in that period of time,” the organisation said in a statement on Friday.The ban means Messi will miss Argentina’s upcoming friendlies against Chile and Mexico in the United States in September and another against Germany in Dortmund on October 9.He can appeal against the latest sanctions within seven days.last_img read more

Confident United Dare Arsenal at Emirates

first_imgDemola OjoComing off a simply outstanding 3-1 away victory over PSG in the Champions League midweek to qualify for the quarter finals, Manchester United resume Premier League duties and the battle for a top-four place as they visit Arsenal who, incidentally, are also in the race to finish fourth.United’s absentee list has eased ahead of today’s clash with Anthony Martial, Nemanja Matic and Ander Herrera all set to return. Still unbeaten domestically under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, United head to the Emirates Stadium – a ground where they beat the Gunners 3-1 in the FA Cup in January – with their injury list decreasing.Paul Pogba is available after serving a European suspension in Paris in midweek, Martial has recovered from a groin injury, while Herrera and Matic are pushing for a start.“Eric (Bailly) is fine,” Solskjaer said of the defender he substituted after 36 minutes against PSG.“Anthony will be available and hopefully we’ll have Nemanja and/or Ander ready as well.“We’re looking better for it. They just need to have another couple of days training with the team. They’ve done well with their recovery work.”As the battle for a place in the top-four heats up, Sokratis Papastathopoulos feels the hosts can get the right result this time around and is not worried by United’s emphatic victory in Paris.Asked if the PSG result will make today a more difficult task, Sokratis replied: “No. We play in our home.“We know what we can do. We will play with confidence and everything will be good. It is a game that we know is very important for us but we will be ready.“Of course we watched (the PSG match). Everybody watched. But we will be ready, everybody is thinking about Sunday’s game already and we will give 100 per cent.”Arsenal will be without suspended midfielder Lucas Torreira for today’s clash.The Uruguay international was sent off in last weekend’s draw at Tottenham and is banned for the next three league games.Alexandre Lacazette is available having missed the Europa League defeat in Rennes through suspension, with long-term injury absentees Danny Welbeck (ankle), Rob Holding and Hector Bellerin (both knee) still missing.While Matic and Herrera could return for United, Alexis Sanchez, Jesse Lingard, Juan Mata, Phil Jones, Antonio Valencia and Matteo Darmian remain unavailable.Arsenal have won two of their last three Premier League home games against Manchester United (L1), as many as they had in their previous eight against them (W2 D3 L3).Manchester United haven’t won back-to-back away league games against Arsenal since a run of three between 1983-84 and 1985-86. This was also the last time the Red Devils won three in a row at the Gunners in all competitions.Arsenal have only lost twice at home against an opponent in a season on two occasions – against Nottingham Forest in 1987-88 and Aston Villa in 1993-94.Only Man City (42) have won more points in Premier League home games than Arsenal this season (38). Meanwhile, only Spurs (33) and Liverpool (32) have won more away points than Manchester United (29).Arsenal have won their last eight Premier League home games. They last won nine in a row within the same season at the Emirates back in 2014-15.Manchester United are on the current longest unbeaten run in the Premier League (12 games – W10 D2). They’ve won their last six away games in the competition, last winning seven in a row on the road between April-August 1993.Man Utd midfielder Paul Pogba has missed three Premier League penalties this season – no player has ever missed four in a season; two of the previous eight to do so also did it for Man Utd – Teddy Sheringham in 1997-98 and Ruud van Nistelrooy in 2003-04.Alexandre Lacazette is looking to become only the second Arsenal player to score in six consecutive home Premier League games, after Thierry Henry who did so twice (6 in August 2000, 7 in October 2004). Lacazette would be the first player to do so for the Gunners at the Emirates Stadium.Unai Emery is looking to become the first Arsenal manager to avoid defeat in his first two top-flight meetings with Manchester United since George Swindin back in 1958-59.Ole Gunnar Solskjaer could become the first Manchester United manager in history to win his first two away meetings with Arsenal in all competitions, following the Red Devils’ 3-1 win at the Emirates in the FA Cup in January.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more