Arsenal submit second bid for Celtic star Kieran Tierney but remain short of Bhoys’ £25m valuation

first_imgTierney is open to leaving Celtic (Picture: Getty)Unai Emery has just £45m to spend this summer after the Gunners’ failure to qualify for the Champions League for a third successive season.AdvertisementAdvertisementNevertheless, they’ve submitted a second bid for Tierney but the Times claim it will not be accepted by Celtic.The bid is said to be substantially below the club’s £25m valuation of the player and Arsenal risk losing out to rivals if they continue to hardball.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 ArsenalBoth Everton and Napoli are said to be interested in Tierney, who is open to leaving Parkhead this summer.Neil Lennon wants to make as much as six signings this summer but is unlikely to be given a substantial chunk of the fee received for Tierney.MORE: Manchester United open talks with Leicester City over £40m Harry Maguire transfer Metro Sport ReporterSunday 23 Jun 2019 9:05 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link432Shares Kieran Tierney is a target for Arsenal (Picture: Getty)Arsenal look set to fail with a second bid for Celtic full-back Kieran Tierney after refusing to meet the Bhoys’ £25million valuation of the defender.The Scottish giants immediately refused an opening bid of £15m from the Gunners, who are keen to replace Nacho Monreal this summer.Arsenal are believed to have offered a number of players in part-exchange for Tierney but Celtic would prefer an upfront cash deal that reflects the Scotland international’s status.Celtic’s record sale remains the £19m they received from Lyon for Mousa Dembele but they’ve lost the likes of Virgil van Dijk and Victor Wanyama in recent years for fees that have looked marginal after a season in the Premier League.ADVERTISEMENT Advertisement Arsenal submit second bid for Celtic star Kieran Tierney but remain short of Bhoys’ £25m valuation Comment Advertisementlast_img read more

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Mikel Arteta accuses Arsenal of losing their identity under Unai Emery

first_imgMikel Arteta accuses Arsenal of losing their identity under Unai Emery Comment Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 21 Dec 2019 7:07 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link2.3kShares Mikel Arteta was confirmed as Unai Emery’s replacement as Arsenal head coach on Friday (Picture: Arsenal)Mikel Arteta reluctantly admits Arsenal lost their identity as a club known for its attacking brand of football under Unai Emery.The 37-year-old came agonisingly close to pipping his compatriot to the role of head coach 18 months ago following Arsene Wenger’s decision to stand down.Emery showed some initial promise after the Arsenal board handed him the job, but results deteriorated towards the end of last season and he was eventually sacked last month following a run of one win in nine matches.The former PSG and Sevilla manager’s pragmatic approach and constant tinkering with personnel and tactics meant he never truly endeared himself to the club’s fans.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTArteta, meanwhile, who has spent the last three-and-a-half years absorbing the wisdom of Pep Guardiola as his assistant at Manchester City, has vowed to commit to the style of play that won Arsenal so many admirers during Wenger’s heyday. Everton v Arsenal: Mikel Arteta first press conferenceTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 15:44FullscreenEverton v Arsenal: Mikel Arteta first press conferencehttps://metro.co.uk/video/everton-v-arsenal-mikel-arteta-press-conference-2074552/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Asked directly if Arsenal had lost their identity, Arteta told Arsenal.com: ‘Unfortunately, yes. That’s my feeling.‘That’s something we have to recover. We have to make little adjustments. Now the timing for training is not a lot, so visually the players have to understand the ideas I want to bring to them.‘You will see some changes where we want to head on. The direction is going to be very clear and it is not going to be negotiable.‘We need the players to be on board with the right attitude and the right commitment.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal‘Step by step we will be improving to find the right identity for us.’Arteta was in the opposition dugout last weekend as City romped to a routine 3-0 victory at the Emirates and he admitted he sensed sadness both on the pitch and in the stands.Arsenal’s new head coach will take a watching brief at Goodison Park on Saturday but he hopes he can gradually restore the feelgood factor and rebuild the connection between supporters and the team.He said: ‘Please, we need them (the fans) so much.‘I was in the bench next to it the other day and I felt bad when you see the disappointment and the faces in the crowd.‘I understand we have to be the ones that are able to transmit our idea to them, to engage them because we need them.‘We have to connect those powerful cables together to become what this club deserves to be. At the end of the day we play football to enjoy the fans. They make sacrifices to watch us and they suffer. We have to understand it is our responsibility.’MORE: Jose Mourinho aims subtle swipe at Arsenal over Mikel Arteta appointmentMORE: Ray Parlour identifies Mikel Arteta’s ‘hardest job’ as Arsenal head coach Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

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Pennsylvania Commission on LGBTQ Affairs Releases Statement on Death of Dominique ‘Rem’mie’ Fells

first_img Non-discrimination,  Press Release,  Statement The Pennsylvania Commission on LGBTQ Affairs released the following statement on the death of Dominique “Rem’mie” Fells, a transgender woman:“With sorrow and anger, we note the untimely passing of Dominique ‘Rem’mie’ Fells in Philadelphia. Dominique was a beloved friend to many in Philadelphia, where she made her home. We hold her memory close as we mourn this loss and celebrate her life. Her kind smile will long be remembered by her friends.“Dominique lived without statewide discrimination protections, as our General Assembly, uniquely among its area peers, has yet to provide such protections to the LGBTQ+ community. In a month when we are under attack by the White House, it is bitter to remember that we could be protected under state law but our lawmakers have chosen to withhold these basic protections. In 1975, Pennsylvania led the nation by becoming the first state to ban public sector employment discrimination based on sexual orientation. Where has that legacy of leadership gone in the legislature?“We also stand in sympathy and solidarity with the LGBTQ+ community of Ohio, as they mourn the passing of Riah Milton, who was lost to an act of violence. Unfortunately, neither Ohio or Pennsylvania protect their transgender citizens from the ‘trans panic’ defense, allowing those who take our lives to claim that our transgender identity somehow excuses or mitigates their murderous behavior.“As we celebrate Pride Month, we remember that many of the leaders who began the righteous riot we call Stonewall were Black trans women. We also mourn the 49 people killed at the Pulse Nightclub Massacre on June 12, 2016. We must stand together as a community to insist on full rights for transgender people and for an end to discrimination against trans people and all people of color.“Remember her joy. Celebrate her life. Say her name.”In a joint statement, Commissioners Ciora Thomas, Celena Morrison and Naiymah Sanchez added:“Waking up in a world that does not want us to exist is horrifying, even more, horrifying while doing the important work to service our trans and nonbinary communities of Pennsylvania.“Dominique did not deserve to lose her life. She deserved to live, thrive, and be prosperous in this world as do every transgender and nonbinary person within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.“In Pennsylvania, we have already lost so many black and brown trans people due to violence and transphobia, and, make no mistake, these are hate crimes and should be categorized as such.“Trans people have been facing genocide across this country and within this state because we are born into a cistemic system that is intentionally set up for us to fail and fall by the hands of others or ourselves. While we mourn another loss in the trans community, I want to highlight the importance of continuing to be unified and not going out alone.“Our society is collectively responsible for every death in the Black trans community, and we must continue to demand to be recognized, to be protected, and to have these hate crimes against our community eradicated.”Ver esta página en español. Pennsylvania Commission on LGBTQ Affairs Releases Statement on Death of Dominique ‘Rem’mie’ Fells SHARE Email Facebook Twittercenter_img June 15, 2020last_img read more

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Industry

first_imgGermany: GE Capital Services has agreed to purchase Cargowaggon GmbH from Brambles Industries Ltd and Danzas Holding AG. Retaining its present name, Cargowaggon will become the first European component of GE Capital’s Railcar Services business.Great Britain: Construction group Miller has set up a specialist railway company called Miller Rail. It will aim to lift rail-related turnover from £10m a year to £25m over the next two years.Hungary: Adtranz Hungary has increased its shareholding in MAV Adtranz Dunakeszi Wagon Manufacture & Repair Ltd to 64·9%, following an agreement with Hungarian State Railways signed on August 22 .Italy: Door systems manufacturer HP Srl has been acquired by Westinghouse Air Brake Co for US$5·6m.last_img

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Chefs’ Secrets, Revealed: How They Get Their Food to Look So Good

first_imgFood & DiningLifestyle Chefs’ Secrets, Revealed: How They Get Their Food to Look So Good by: – October 5, 2011 Share Sharing is caring! Share Tweetcenter_img Share 60 Views   no discussions Photo: ThinkstockPros share their tricks for beautiful lattes, straight-edged brownies, perfect hors d’oeuvres and other drop-dead gorgeous dishes.Chicken That Glistens You could finish off a whole roasted bird with a drizzle of its own juices…or you could make a beurre monté by whisking cold butter into the liquid, giving the dish extra richness and gloss. In her new book, Basic to Brilliant, Y’all, Virginia Willis explains how to dress up classic Southern dishes by doing just that. First, remove the chicken to a warmed serving platter and tent it with aluminum foil. Heat the sauce (or juices; there should be about 1/2 cup) over medium-high and boil until it’s reduced by half. Remove the pan from the heat and, using a whisk, swirl in 1 tablespoon cold unsalted butter. Taste and adjust for seasoning with coarse salt and freshly ground black pepper; then pour the sauce over the chicken and serve.Photo: Magnolia BakeryCupcakes with Mile-High FrostingAt New York’s Magnolia Bakery, which has six shops and just opened in Chicago, icers spend anywhere from eight to 40 hours learning the perfect way to slather and swipe buttercream into submission, says chief baking officer Bobbie Lloyd. Here are the basics: Start with a flat-topped cupcake; they’re easier to frost. (If you are using a boxed mix, which almost always mounds while baking, you’ll want to slice off the top.) Using an icing wand (like this Duff spatula), stir the buttercream vigorously in a plastic bowl to remove air bubbles. Scoop up a teardrop-shaped 1/4 cup (which is a lot, but Lloyd says it’s necessary for a deep swirl). Pat it onto the cupcake and then swipe down the edges on all sides so the frosting is shaped almost like a pyramid. Pat down the top with your wand and then spin the cupcake itself so the tip of the wand flattens the icing a bit while giving it a swirl. Finally, pull up, imparting a tiny curled edge.Photo: ThinkstockPancake-Flat Strips of BaconWhen you heat this cured pork—which has an almost 50-50 meat-to-fat ratio—the fat melts away and shrinks at a different rate than the meat, which explains why some pieces can look like curlicues. If you want a perfectly flat strip—say you’re going to be cutting it into one-inch squares for a layered hors d’oeuvre—weight it down under bricks, says caterer Peter Callahan, whose new book, Bite by Bite, shows how he makes even pigs in a blanket look fancy. You can cook bacon under a brick (wrapped in two sheets of heavy-duty aluminum foil) in a frying pan or in the oven, and since the brick conducts heat, there’s no need to flip the bacon. One more bit of advice: Use thick-cut bacon; it’s much easier to flatten.By Lynn AndrianiOprah.comlast_img read more

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MMH rolls out new drug treatment initiative

first_imgPictured (Left to Right): Jeffrey Sharp, Ripley County Superior Court Judge; Jenny Wise, Assistant Director of Ripley County Court Services; Bonnie Ploeger, MMH Director of Quality and Risk Management; Tracy Craft, MMH Peer Recovery Coach; Nikki King, MMH Manager of Behavioral Health and Addiction Services; Joshua Harrison, PsyD, HSPP, MMH Clinical Director; Shannon Schmaltz, Director of Ripley County Court Services; Ryan King, Ripley County Circuit Court JudgeBatesville, In. — Margaret Mary Health (MMH) will begin providing intensive outpatient services for the Ripley County Courts Addiction & Drug Services (CADS) program on October 1, 2018.  A newly developed program by Ripley County Court Services, the CADS Program will enhance the present outpatient substance abuse program by extending the length of the program from 3 hours per week to 9 hours per week and incorporating direct oversight by a doctor, clinician and peer recovery coach. In addition to treatment, the program will receive behavioral modification support from Court Services, including random weekly drug screens, probation officer supervision, home visits, administrative sanctions and incentives, and report filings to the Court.Substance abuse is a known health issue facing local communities and the need for more aggressive intervention and support exists. According to Ripley County Superior Court Judge, Jeffrey Sharp, “The level of drug and alcohol-related criminal charges has risen to more than half of all felonies filed in Ripley County in 2017. On top of that, 65 percent of all probation violations were drug and alcohol-related. This program will provide the court an extra tool of supervision for individuals convicted of drug-related offenses and is certainly the most comprehensive treatment program I have seen implemented.”As a recently added service at MMH, the addiction services team has invested a significant amount of time in developing an intensive outpatient program that combines the best practices of leading programs across the country. According to MMH Clinical Director, Dr. Joshua Harrison, PsyD, HSPP, “This is a multi-faceted program incorporating therapy, skills training, guest speakers, peer support and family support to help these individuals regain confidence and reclaim their lives from the grip of addiction.”“The CADS program is an evidence-based approach to confronting the substance abuse crisis. This type of program is proven to be the most effective treatment regimen and, as a result, CADS is able to give addicts the tools they need to overcome their addiction and become productive members of the community again,” noted Ryan King, Ripley County Circuit Court Judge. “Data will be closely monitored to track program success and thereafter inform any changes that could be made. By combining the treatment knowledge of MMH with the supervision of Court Services and the accountability required by the Courts, we’re leading the way in developing an approach to best realize positive outcomes for participants suffering from addiction.”An important distinction between the CADS Program and other intensive outpatient programs is the addition of a Peer Recovery Coach. “Being able to connect with individuals and support them in their journey through recovery is something I’m very passionate about,” said Tracy Craft, MMH Peer Recovery Coach. “I’ve been there … I understand the highs and lows and what it takes to get clean and stay that way. I’m thankful to have the opportunity now to help others overcome their challenges and find their reason to stay sober.”The CADS Program is purpose driven and will focus on the participant’s individual accomplishments to determine program completion versus a set length. Graduates of the program will be awarded a certificate of completion from Judge King and Judge Sharp in a ceremony with friends and family.  Shannon Schmaltz, Director of Ripley County Court Services added, “This is an opportunity for many community members and their families to bring hope to hopelessness.”“We saw the need and felt the obligation to join the fight against drug abuse that is so prevalent in our community and surrounding areas,” said Tim Putnam, CEO of MMH. “We are in a unique position to be able to assist Court Services with changing outcomes. This partnership brings the right resources together to truly make an impact and save lives.”To learn more about Margaret Mary’s Addiction Services Program or the Ripley County CADS Program, call 812.933.5406.last_img read more

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Eto’o: Unity of Inter Milan Treble winners so special

first_imgCameroon legend, Samuel Eto’o, has revealed he treasured the camaraderie of Inter Milan’s 2010 Treble winning team. Promoted ContentThe Most Clever Uses Of CGI In CinemaWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?The Best Cars Of All TimeWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks13 kids at weddings who just don’t give a hoot10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By Odeith18 Beautiful Cities That Are Tourist MagnetsRevealed: 6 Hidden Secrets Of The Great Wall Of China2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic Bombs Eto’o was key to their famous Champions League triumph that season. “That team was like a second home, a family. We were all united from the warehouse workers to the cooks,” he told Sport Mediaset.Advertisement Loading… “(Jose) Mourinho will always remain in my heart, he is a great coach and a great person. He wanted me to allow me to express all my value. I experienced the treble with incredible people. “All my teammates, of course, but also Massimo Moratti, who was like a second father to me. read also:Eto’o backs Mbappe to take over from Messi as world’s best “He is a person I can always count on, a firm point of reference. I have never seen such a just and kind person in this world. I will always thank Moratti and the other members of the management of those years.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

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McIlroy out to silence doubters

first_img McIlroy won five times last year, including his second major by eight shots, to finish top of the money list on both sides of the Atlantic. But he has yet to record a win in 2013 and labelled his own play “brain dead” after an opening round of 79 in the Open at Muirfield, where he missed the cut on 12 over par. Press Association Switching clubs in a controversial multi-million pound deal with Nike and spending too much time with girlfriend Caroline Wozniacki have been blamed for such poor form, but McIlroy went through a similar “slump” last year just before leaving everyone trailing in his wake at Kiawah Island. “I love proving people wrong,” the 24-year-old said in his pre-tournament press conference. “I loved sitting up here last year on the Sunday night and I proved a lot of people wrong. Maybe not necessarily in this room, but just people who had their opinions and said things and it was nice to be able to do that. “I guess I’ve learnt to maybe not listen as much or not read as much, just sort of wrap yourself in your own little world or your own little bubble. “I had to deal with it after the Masters in 2011 whenever people were saying, you can’t come back from this, what’s he going to do, he’s blown his best chance to win a major. Two months later I was able to win (the US Open). I’ve dealt with it before and it’s just something that’s part of the job.” Previous wins could also be key to future success, with McIlroy watching footage of his performance at Kiawah Island and other career highlights to get back into the right frame of mind. “I’m feeling good,” the world number three added. “I’ve been watching a few videos of last year at Kiawah and watching some videos of some of my best weeks that I’ve played and it sort of lifted me a little bit and I took some good things away from that. “First and foremost, I just haven’t been swinging it the best this year. I got into a couple bad habits with my golf swing and it’s just taken me a little bit longer to get out of them. When you’re fighting that so much, it’s hard to play the golf that I want to play, which is fluid and free-flowing. That’s the way I play my best. “Every time you play and you don’t play well, it sort of chips away at your confidence a little bit, and it’s just about building that back up. But I’m sitting here as confident as I have been all year, so I’m looking forward to getting going this week. Rory McIlroy served up an interesting menu at the past champions’ dinner at the US PGA Championship on Tuesday – and would love his critics to be eating humble pie this weekend. “I think everyone sees when I walk and I’m playing well, I have that little bounce in my step, so just trying to get that going again and trying to get that positive energy back. There’s been times this year where I’ve really gotten down on myself and that’s something that hasn’t helped at all, and something that I’m trying to get better at. As for that dinner menu, McIlroy opted for a goat’s cheese and beetroot salad to start, Irish tenderloin for the main course and sticky toffee pudding for dessert. “Everyone definitely enjoyed the last two courses; I don’t know how the appetiser went down,” he joked. last_img read more

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Pardew: Armstrong is a top talent

first_img Pardew hailed Armstrong’s progress, then called on the England Under-18 star to match the long-term impact of the likes of Oxlade-Chamberlain, Jonjo Shelvey and Mark Noble. “He’s a player that excites us as a football club, I know England think highly of him,” said Pardew. “I’ve given debuts to a few good 17-year-olds, Noble, Shelvey, Oxlade-Chamberlain in terms of potential. “Obviously those guys have fulfilled that and that’s what he’s got to do now. “He showed a few moments that whetted the appetite, and he’s got to move on from this.” Former Palace star Pardew admitted he enjoyed his Selhurst Park return, as much for the reception from Newcastle fans as the Eagles’ faithful. Newcastle supporters staged mass protests of Pardew’s reign during the weekend’s 2-2 home Premier League draw with Hull. Pardew was relieved to oversee just a third win in 15 matches then, and thanked the travelling support for not laying into him in south London. Alan Pardew has challenged Newcastle teenager Adam Armstrong to live up to the same level of rich promise that carried Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain to England stardom. Newcastle boss Pardew believes highly-rated 17-year-old forward Armstrong has similar pedigree to the best young players he has blooded in his managerial career. Armstrong capped his full Newcastle debut with a smart extra-time cross that teed up Paul Dummett’s decisive header in Wednesday’s 3-2 Capital One Cup victory at Crystal Palace. Newcastle now face a daunting trip to Manchester City in the fourth round, after the Premier League champions battered Sheffield Wednesday 7-0. “It’s a tough game, Man City’s third team is pretty strong,” said Pardew. “We’ll have to give it a good old go when we get there. “It’s always lovely to come back, I thought our fans were terrific, they made a conscious effort to support the team. “They didn’t focus on my position too much, and I thank them for that.” Newcastle thought they had the game won in normal time thanks to two goals from Emmanuel Riviere, only for Palace’s teenage debutant Sullay Kaikai to level in injury time. Mehdi Abeid’s red card hit Newcastle’s hopes further, but the Tynesiders were still able to snatch victory, leaving Pardew admitting his relief, and praising captain Fabricio Coloccini’s cool head in defence. “We made it more difficult for ourselves with the sending-off,” said Pardew. “I thought his tackle was very close to a red, because he just pulled out at the last second. “Then he did a silly hand gesture and ref sent him off for that. “We were getting tired but the desire and character in the group was tremendous. “That was typified by our captain who was by far and away our best player on the pitch.” Press Associationlast_img read more

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Top shooters continue to dominate nationals

first_imgBhopal: Anjum Moudgil, Abhishek Verma, Manu Bhaker and Yashaswini Singh Deswal all won gold in their respective events at the ongoing shooting nationals here on Wednesday.While Anjum was crowned champion in 50m rifle 3 positions, Yashaswini and Abhishek won the top prize in 10m pistol mixed team competition.Representing Punjab, Anjum shot 449.9 in the final to win the gold before which she topped qualifications with a score of 1172. Gaayathri of Tamil Nadu won silver with a score of 447.3 while Haryana’s Nischal won bronze with a score of 434.3. Nischal also won gold in the junior event.Abhishek and Yashaswini, representing Haryana in the 10m air pistol mixed team event, beat Maharashtra’s Harshada Nithave and Aniket 16-10 in the final.Haryana’s Manu and Sarabjot beat Punjab’s Khusheerat and Arshdeep Banga 16-8 in the final to win the junior gold in the event. This is Manu’s seventh gold in the Nationals. (IANS)Also Read: 106 Medium Regt (Deep shooters) encourage locals to join Armed forcesAlso Watch: Christmas Eve celebrated with fervour, Mid Night Mass held in Guwahatilast_img read more

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