Laporte on brink of City move, Arsenal chase Aubameyang

first_img0Shares0000Hertha BSC Berlin midfielder Valentino Lazaro and Athletic Bilbao’s Aymeric Laporte (right) vie for the ball during a Europa League match in Bilbao on November 23, 2017 © AFP/File / ANDER GILLENEALONDON, United Kingdom, Jan 30 – Manchester City look set to wrap up the signing of Aymeric Laporte but Arsenal’s move for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang hinges on other transfers being agreed as Premier League clubs scramble to beat Wednesday’s deadline.Spanish club Athletic Bilbao posted a leaving message from Laporte on their Twitter feed on Monday, saying his 65 million euros ($80 million) release clause had been paid and reports said he was due to travel to Manchester. It means Pep Guardiola’s Premier League leaders are set to surpass the £55 million they paid for Belgium attacking midfielder Kevin de Bruyne — Laporte’s transfer fee translates as £57 million.The 23-year-old will also become the second most expensive defender in history behind Virgil Van Dijk, who cost Liverpool £75 million from Southampton earlier this month.Laporte thanked Athletic’s fans in his Twitter message but said he was taking on “a new challenge in my professional career”.“I don’t want this to be a goodbye but rather a see you soon,” he said. “Here, I’m leaving a unique and different club and I’ll never forget it.”His signing will mean Guardiola has spent more than £200 million simply on reinforcing his defence alongside the acquisitions of Benjamin Mendy (£52m), John Stones (£47.5m) and Kyle Walker (£45m).A France international at all youth levels, Laporte has been frustrated at continually being overlooked by senior team coach Didier Deschamps.Borussia Dortmund striker Aubameyang is poised to make a £60 million switch to Arsenal, who are looking to bolster their forward options after the departure to Manchester United of Alexis Sanchez.The BBC said Arsenal had agreed a fee with the Bundesliga club and personal terms with Gabon international Aubameyang, 28, but the German club will only sanction the move if they get a replacement.Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud is reportedly a key cog in the transfer — either as a direct replacement for Aubameyang or as part of a three-way deal, with Giroud moving to Chelsea and Michy Batshuayi swapping Stamford Bridge for Dortmund.Dortmund’s Gabonese striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is poised to make a £60 million switch to Arsenal, who are looking to bolster their forward options after the departure to Manchester United of Alexis Sanchez © AFP/File / PATRIK STOLLARZReports in Italy suggest a Chelsea bid for Roma’s former Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko has been unsuccessful.Elsewhere, Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge, 28, left Anfield on a loan deal until the end of the season after slipping down the pecking order under Jurgen Klopp.Barcelona winger Gerard Deulofeu has become Javi Gracia’s first signing as Watford manager after arriving at Vicarage Road on loan until the end of the season.Millwall re-signed veteran Australia international Tim Cahill, 14 years after he left the Den to join Everton.“It’s hard to put into words (what it feels like to wear a Millwall shirt again) — I’m still taking it in now,” the 38-year-old told Millwall’s website.Celtic have signed Chelsea midfielder Charly Musonda on an 18-month contract, with left-back Baba Rahman departing Stamford Bridge for Schalke in a similar arrangement.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Shoppers Drug Mart WestJet Raffle

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – This Friday at Shoppers Drug Mart will be the annual WestJet Raffle in support of the FSJ Hospital Foundation.The draw is an opportunity to purchase raffle tickets for a chance to win a roundtrip flight for two guests to any regularly scheduled WestJet destination. – Advertisement -Tickets are $20, and there are 500 tickets available at Shoppers Drug Mart this Friday, October 11th, 2019, from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM. The draw will take place at 6:00 PM. The FSJ Hospital Foundation and Shoppers Drug Mart Fort St. John are raising funds to purchase an Arthroscopic Camera Head to assist gynecology surgical procedures with visualization, diagnosis and treatment of problems. The Growing Women’s Health Campaign by Shoppers Drug Mart is in support of the FSJ Hospital Foundation. The campaign runs from October 6th to November 2nd, 2019. Customers can purchase a leaf, flower, bird or butterfly to add to the store display. Staff are preparing bake sales, raffles and more ways to participate in supporting women’s health in the community.Advertisement For the past eight years, Shoppers Drug Mart Fort St. John has been the national fundraising winner of all the participating Growing Women’s Health Campaign locations across Canada. Shoppers Drug Mart has donated over $180,000 to the Fort St. John Hospital Foundation.To view the FB Event page; CLICK HERE.last_img read more

Transfer target: Record-breaking starlet on Liverpool’s radar

first_img1 Brendan Rodgers hasn’t been shy from adding young talent to add to his Liverpool and the next youngster on his radar is Porto’s Ruben Neves.What’s so special about the starlet? talkSPORT takes a look…Name: Ruben Diogo da Silva Neves (Ruben Neves)Date of birth: 13 March, 1997Birthplace: Mozelos, Santa Maria da Feira, PortugalPosition: MidfielderClub: PortoInternational appearances: 3 (Portugal Under-21s)What’s the latest?Juventus, among a host of other clubs, have been watching Neves keenly this season and Rodgers has had his scouts check out the midfielder’s talents on no less than three occasions as they look to add another starlet to their books. Did you know?1) Neves spent his whole youth career with Porto, joining the club in 2005 at the tender age of eight, before spending a season on loan with Padroense FC for the 2012/13 campaign.2) A highly rated defensive midfielder, the youngster captained Portugal’s Under-17 side last summer at the 2014 UEFA European Championship. Neves played a huge role in his nation’s progression to the semi-finals, where they lost to England, and was named one of the ten players to watch out for after the tournament by UEFA.com reporters.3) The sale of Fernando to Manchester City meant Neves’ favoured position was vacant and new boss Julien Lopetegui handed him a chance to impress when fellow midfielder Mikel Agu was injured and he took it gleefully, remaining with the senior squad all summer.4) In Porto’s first game of this season, Lopetegui kept faith with his starlet and put in him in the starting line-up against Maritimo and Neves repaid him by scoring the opening goal in a 2-0 victory, making him the youngest player to net for the club in the league at 17 years and 155 days old.5) After getting a taste for breaking records, he smashed another five days later. This time it was Cristiano Ronaldo’s for being the youngest Portuguese player to make an appearance in the Champions League.He says:“It was a dream debut, not only for my performance and goal but also for the win, which was the most important thing. I’m going to keep this award forever and I hope it will be the beginning of a very successful career.” (Following his debut goal against Maritimo)They say:“I’m glad to see a young player showing so much maturity and quality, let alone scoring the first goal of a championship. I wish him every success.” (Ex-Porto and Portugal goalkeeper Vítor Baía)“He’s prepared and he showed it. It is very good for him, having scored on his debut. He played very well. I am very, very relaxed about Rúben because he himself is calm.” (Porto coach Julien Lopetegui)Video evidence: Ruben Neves last_img read more

English players overworked after World Cup, says Southgate

first_imgThe first divisions in France and Italy began on the same weekend, but La Liga in Spain kicked off on August 17 and the Bundesliga in Germany on August 24. “When you see the league, a lot of teams haven’t started yet at their maximum. There have been lot of injuries across our league,” Southgate said on Sunday. “I don’t really understand why our league started so early, but they did, and it was a really difficult situation for the clubs. “Some of the clubs couldn’t field a team without…look at Tottenham, who had so many players in the semi-finals of the World Cup. “It was an impossible situation for their coaches really.” England face Spain in the UEFA Nations League on Monday, hoping to improve on their 2-1 defeat at Wembley last month, when the scoreline did not do Spain’s dominance justice.Spain then thrashed Croatia 6-0 and can seal top spot in Group 4 with a victory in Seville, while England are scrapping to avoid relegation.“We know their technical ability,” Southgate said. “But we have to cause them problems with the ball. We can’t just defend for 90 minutes. “We were more comfortable in the last 30 minutes at Wembley, but we have to do that earlier in the game, be brave enough to use the ball well, and cause them problems.”England have switched from a three to a four-man defence since the World Cup, in an attempt to exert more pressure higher up the pitch. Spain have also changed tack under Luis Enrique, who has instilled a more direct, attacking approach since taking charge following the disappointing performances at the World Cup. “Their style is a little bit different now, they’ve got a new coach, a top coach,” Southgate said. “Although the style and the philosophy is very similar, tactically it’s a bit different. There is a bit more of a direct threat in the final third. “It’s as big a test as you can get in European, if not world football, at the moment.” Southgate confirmed Liverpool defender Joe Gomez will replace the suspended John Stones in defence. Jordan Henderson is also serving a ban. 0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000England manager Gareth Southgate gives a press conference at the Benito Villamarin stadium in Sevilla on Sunday © AFP / JORGE GUERREROSeville, Spain, Oct 14 – Gareth Southgate believes English players have been hampered by the Premier League starting so soon after the World Cup. England’s top flight began on Friday August 10, less than a month after England had been knocked out by Croatia in the semi-finals in Russia. last_img read more

Chelsea block star’s exit, Man United ace to Inter, Arsenal man to join rival?

first_imgLatest talkSPORT.com exclusives and football headlines:Liverpool have got no chance of winning the Premier League title this season, says talkSPORT host‘Tottenham should avoid Europa League and focus on winning FA Cup or EFL Cup this season’, says Spurs legend Clive AllenWayne Rooney’s England send-off: The FA will NOT donate ticket sales to Manchester United legend’s foundationManchester United injury news: Romelu Lukaku set to miss Champions League clash with Juventus after missing trainingTottenham Hotspur new stadium update: Golden Cockerel arrives and is pictured atop South StandFulham manager Slavisa Jokanovic is now the clear favourite to be the first Premier League boss sacked in 2018/19 IN DEMAND Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti Transfer gossip on talkSPORT.com Ruben Loftus-Cheek is going nowhere this season Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Manchester City are keeping tabs on Crystal Palace starlet Aaron Wan-Bissaka. The 20-year-old defender has impressed the Premier League champions, who are said to have made a number of discreet enquiries. (Daily Mirror)Chelsea are tracking Bournemouth striker Callum Wilson following his impressive start to the season. The Blues are said to have stepped up their scouting of the 26-year-old and could firm up their interest when the transfer window re-opens. (Daily Mirror)Manchester United forward Anthony Martial is a target for Inter Milan, according to reports. The Frenchman is out of contract in the summer and has attracted a huge amount of interest, with Inter the latest club linked – FULL STORY targets 3 Nabil Fekir could be set for a move to the Premier League after all The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father LATEST targets 3 Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland REVEALED moving on Manchester United and Manchester City target Leon Bailey, 21, said he rejected a move away from Bayer Leverkusen because he didn’t want to “rush” his career. (Manchester Evening News)Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has reportedly told Real Madrid to forget a £15million-a-year deal because he is staying at Spurs – FULL STORYFormer Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has described reports linking him to Serie A club AC Milan as “fake news” – FULL STORY Here are the biggest transfer rumours and other football stories from Wednesday’s newspapers and online… 3 Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri has blocked a move by West Ham to take Ruben Loftus-Cheek on loan in January. (Daily Mirror)Chelsea and Bayern Munich are now leading the race for the Lyon captain Nabil Fekir after his failed move to Liverpool in the summer – FULL STORYArsenal striker Danny Welbeck is a January target for Crystal Palace. The struggling Eagles are reportedly considering a £10million bid for the 27-year-old, who is out of contract at the Emirates at the end of the season – FULL STORY Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer RANKED LIVING THE DREAM last_img read more

Datebook

first_img Mail Datebook entries – including time, date, location and a phone number – to Daily News City Desk, P.O. Box 4200, Woodland Hills, CA 91365; fax (818) 713-0058; e-mail dnmetro@dailynews.com.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! FRIDAY: A “Write It Right” campaign to help graduating seniors with their college application essays will be held, 9 a.m. at John H. Francis Polytechnic High School, 12431 Roscoe Blvd., Sun Valley. The Los Angeles Zoo will give visitors a chance to learn about reindeer, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens, 5333 Zoo Dr., Griffith Park. The exhibit will run today through Jan. 1. (Closed Christmas Day) A free Beatles tribute concert of “Help!” will be held, 8 p.m. to 10 p.m., Pershing Square ice skating rink, 532 S. Olive St., Los Angeles. The Southland’s largest outdoor ice skating rink will be open to the public 2 p.m.-9 p.m. The eighth annual L.A. Kings Downtown On Ice event runs through Jan. 16. Park hours are Monday-Thursday, noon to 9 p.m.; Friday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Skating is $6 per one-hour session and skate rental is $2. The Interfaith Assistance Program is heading a new toy drive for San Fernando Valley families. Toys can be dropped off at the VIC office, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday at 10824 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Chatsworth. Call (818) 718-6460, Ext. 3012. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals The Department of Water and Power will sponsor the 10th annual Holiday and Light Festival at Griffith Park 5 p.m.-10 p.m., along Crystal Springs Drive. Ends Dec. 30. Free shuttle service will be available from the Los Angeles Zoo, Nov. 25-27, Dec. 2-4, Dec. 9-11, and then nightly Dec.16-30. The following agencies need volunteers, as well as donations of cash, nonperishable food and supplies such as blankets, coats, baby food and diapers, shoes and toiletries: The San Fernando Valley Interfaith Council, (818) 718-6460. Meet Each Need With Dignity, (818) 896-0246. The Los Angeles Regional Food Bank, (323) 234-3030. last_img read more

PLANS TO REDUCE NOWDOC SERVICE EVEN FURTHER CAUSING HUGE CONCERN

first_imgFianna Fáil TD for Donegal Charlie McConalogue says he’s alarmed by plans to cut the NowDoc out of hours service for north Donegal.The NowDoc offices in Letterkenny.Following information received by Deputy McConalogue, it is clear that the HSE and Caredoc is planning to reduce night cover hours in both the Carndonagh and Derrybeg centres.Deputy McConalogue commented, “I am concerned by the plans to discontinue the out of hours GP service in Carndonagh, Letterkenny and Derrybeg and replace this essential service with two mobile GPs to cover this vast area. “This is an essential service that must be maintained. Any downgrade will not be tolerated by the local community.“These are literally life or death issues and the HSE has a duty to the public to ensure that residents in north Donegal have access to a local out of hours GP service.”“NowDoc is particularly important given the geography of Donegal.“I will be making this clear to the HSE when I meet with management and Donegal Health Forum representatives tomorrow.” PLANS TO REDUCE NOWDOC SERVICE EVEN FURTHER CAUSING HUGE CONCERN was last modified: June 5th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:BusinessFeaturesnewslast_img read more

Job Vacancy: Progressive Credit Union seeks Loans Officer

first_imgJobs: A progressive community-based credit union is seeking a Loans Officer/Senior Teller to join their dedicated, highly-trained financial services team.B&S Credit Union Limited is based in the twin towns of Ballybofey and Stranorlar with more than 11,500 members and €50m in assets.Reporting to the Manager /Credit Committee, the position is full time but will be subject to a six-month probationary period. Experience in the credit union sector is desirable but not essential. Recent relevant lending experience within a financial institution or entity regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland.Job Description:The Loans Officer will be responsible for the day to day management of the loan approval function within the Credit Union and will work closely with the Credit Committee to ensure that loans issued by the Credit Union adhere to all relevant guidelines.Responsibilities include: Approve loans within specified limits, and refer loan applications outside those limits to Credit Committee/Manager for approval.Meet with applicants to obtain information for loan applications and to answer questions about the process.Analyse applicants’ financial status, credit, and property evaluations to determine feasibility of granting loans.Explain to customers the different types of loans and credit options that are available, as well as the terms of those services.Review of loan applicants’ credit histories, corporate financial statements, and other financial information.Review and update credit and loan files.Review loan agreements to ensure that they are complete and accurate in accordance with policy.Role will involve some customer facing teller dutiesRole will also provide some support to the accounting function. Ideal Requirements: The successful candidate should be a self-starter, possess a relevant professional qualification, be highly analytical, organised and flexible.Skills:Ability to interpret and analyse an applicant’s financial records and understand risk factorsAbility to make appropriate decisions in line with Credit Union policy and guidelinesGood understanding of the credit union business model and ethos.Ability to understand and implement the relevant policies and procedures.Ability to multi-task, work under pressure, meet deadlines, computer literate, dedicated and flexible.Experience in financial services.It would be a distinct advantage if the candidate had experience of accounting systems.Salary negotiable based on qualifications and relevant experienceB&S Credit Union Limited is an Equal Opportunities Employer. Canvassing will disqualify.B&S Credit Union Limited is regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland.This position will be a controlled function (CUCF-3-9) within the Central Bank of Ireland’s fitness and probity regime. Please forward Cover Letter and CV in confidence quoting reference B&SCU2-16, preferably by email to info@macrory.ie or by post to: Paul Carr, S MacRory & Co, Market House, Market Square, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal, F92 C92TApplications to be received on or before the 18th November 2016Job Vacancy: Progressive Credit Union seeks Loans Officer was last modified: November 8th, 2016 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Ohio Farm Bureau unveils new logo

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Leave a CommentAfter nearly a year of celebrating Ohio Farm Bureau’s Centennial, the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation Board of Trustees recently voted to adopt the “rosette” logo used to recognize the centennial as the organization’s new, permanent logo. Member feedback on the centennial logo was overwhelmingly positive. Over the coming months, Ohio Farm Bureau will be transitioning from the “FB” logo, introduced in the early 1980s, to the new rosette logo.“Watching our members react to the new logo has been fun,” said Adam Sharp, Ohio Farm Bureau executive vice president. “Even though the new logo is an update on one from our early days, our younger members have been some of the most enthusiastic supporters of making it our permanent logo. I think that is great symbolism of the Farm Bureau brand: We’re proud of our history, but we’re always looking forward to the future.” In addition to seeing this new mark on all of Ohio Farm Bureau’s communications, barns and other structures across the state will also feature the rosette logo. Look for these paintings in Adams, Ashland, Clinton, Coshocton, Erie, Lake, Muskingum and Washington counties.Ohio Farm Bureau’s mission is working together for Ohio farmers to advance agriculture and strengthen our communities. Learn more at ofbf.org. This is a news release for use by journalists. Questions should be directed to Joe Cornely, 614-246-8230 or Ty Higgins, 614-246-8231.Editors: A high resolution photo of the new rosette logo is available to accompany this story. Leave a Commentlast_img read more

Congress leader sacked for calling Rahul ‘Pappu’

first_imgThe Uttar Pradesh Congress Committee (UPCC) chief Raj Babbar on Tuesday removed Meerut district president of the party Vinay Pradhan for addressing Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi as ‘Pappu’ in the party’s local WhatsApp group. Vinay Pradhan had on written a long post praising Mr. Gandhi for avoiding a lavish lifestyle and being “people’s leader”. “Rahul Gandhi is also known as Pappu by a section of people in this country. People of this country are witness to the fact that Pappu has never taken to lavish life style. Pappu never took part in the parties thrown by industrialists like Adani and Ambani because Pappu knew he would that these people would only exploit the common people’s resources. Pappu could have easily become the Prime Minister of this country but he did not,” goes the long post of Mr. Pradhan on the social media group After Mr. Pradhan’s post went viral, the district party spokesperson Abhimanyu Tyagi wrote to the senior party leaders leading to Mr. Pradhan’s removal from all party posts. Ramkrishna Dwivedi, the chairman of the disciplinary committee removed Mr. Pradhan after consulting with Mr. Babbar.last_img read more