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Arsenal handed transfer boost in bid to keep hold of Gabriel Martinelli

first_img Coral BarryThursday 26 Mar 2020 12:37 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link7.5kShares Euro 2020 postponed over coronavirusTo 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 1:05FullscreenEuro 2020 postponed over coronavirushttps://metro.co.uk/video/euro-2020-postponed-coronavirus-2132178/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.MORE: Henrikh Mkhitaryan takes swipe at Unai Emery’s playing style and opens door to Arsenal returnMORE: Arsenal chief Edu held talks to sign Walce before Pablo Mari deal in JanuaryFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page. Arsenal handed transfer boost in bid to keep hold of Gabriel Martinelli Comment Advertisementcenter_img Martinelli has been excellent for Arsenal in his debut season (Picture: Getty)Real Madrid are unlikely to follow through with their bid to sign Gabriel Martinelli from Arsenal this summer, reports say.The striker has been the surprise package at Arsenal this season and has gone from strength to strength in his debut campaign for the Gunners, scoring ten goals in all competitions.Martinelli’s performances have caught the eye of Spanish giants Real Madrid and Daily Star claim Zinedine Zidane is a massive fan of the 18-year-old.Real were plotting a summer transfer move for Martinelli, but those plans are set to be put on hold during the coronavirus pandemic.ADVERTISEMENTRead the latest updates: Coronavirus news liveAdvertisementAdvertisementFootball in the UK and Spain has been suspended as Europe works to arrest the rapid spread of coronavirus.The Premier League has extended the season indefinitely and there are rumours that the summer transfer window might have to be postponed.   Martinelli penned a long-term deal with Arsenal when he signed from Ituano last July and is thought to be under contract at the club until 2024. Martinelli has caught the eye of Real Madrid (Picture: Getty)The Brazilian has given no indication he wants to leave Arsenal and was full of praise for Mikel Arteta, having been brought to the Emirates by former boss Unai Emery.‘He’s been brilliant,’ Martinelli added. ‘He pays a lot of attention to moves and keeps pushing me to improve my game, not only in attack but defence, too.‘The boss is very wise tactically and incredibly helpful.‘He’s not an angry guy at all, but likes showing you exactly what to do on the pitch: “If the ball goes that way, don’t stay here, go there and turn your body that specific way”. He has a keen eye for detail.’ Advertisementlast_img read more

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Puppy love: man marries his dog

first_imgThe Chronicle (Australia) 1 Dec 2010A YOUNG Toowoomba man yesterday tied the knot with his best friend – a five-year-old labrador.In perhaps a first for the Garden City, Laurel Bank Park hosted the wedding of Joseph Guiso and Honey, a labrador he adopted five years ago.Thirty of the couple’s closest friends and family were in attendance for the emotional ceremony, held at dusk.“You’re my best friend and you make every part of my day better,” Mr Guiso’s vows read.The couple decided on the location – and to tie the knot – after stumbling upon a wedding in Laurel Bank Park during an afternoon walk.“I said that could be us,” Mr Guiso said.“She didn’t say anything so I took that as a yes.”Mr Guiso said as a “religious guy”, he could no longer take the guilt of living with Honey out of wedlock.“It’s not sexual,” he assured the onlookers.“It’s just pure love.”http://www.thechronicle.com.au/news/man-marrys-dog-city-first-toowoomba/710538/last_img read more

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City Officials Hope County Helps With Merkel Road

first_imgMerkel Road was discussed with county commissioners on Aug 19.Batesville officials are waiting on a decision from Ripley County Commissioners regarding improvements to Merkel Road.Batesville Mayor Rick Fledderman, along with members of the Batesville Economic Board and representatives from several businesses on Lammers Pike, asked commissioners on Aug. 19 to allow improvements on the road as well as help with funding.The city plans on widening the road to allow commercial vehicles to travel on the road more efficiently. Fledderman said, “It is important for a lot of reasons. It is important for the safety of the residents of the road and the area. It would also give access to Lammers Pike from the east.”“It would make ingress and egress much safer because it would reduce it substantially,” he added. He noted it would cut down on the number of vehicles that use Dirks Road and Village Drive, as well as the road through Hillenbrand Industries headquarters.According to Fledderman, improvements to the road are also critical to the new industrial park area that the city recently acquired.Fledderman said, “While it is in the city of the Batesville, Ripley County will benefit as a whole.”The majority of Merkel Road is within the city limits however there are some areas that are not. Fledderman said until both sides of the road are in the city, the road is under the control of the county.A recent traffic study was done on the road. On weekdays, approximately 600 vehicles traveled on the road daily. Usage decreased during the weekend to about 300-400 vehicles per day. Mayor Fledderman says the road is being used by employees and commercial vehicles going to and from current businesses in the area.City officials presented economic information to the county commissioners. According to Fledderman, Batesville and the immediate surrounding area makes up 31 percent of the accessed value for Ripley County.City employment data was also presented. An unscientific survey indicated that there was at least one employee from each zip code in Ripley County that works at one of Batesville’s larger employers.Batesville officials said they can make financial contributions to the road, however would like some county assistance with the project. Ripley County Commissioners are deciding whether to help the city with the road.last_img read more

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Great Lakes Region Vintage Car Club schedules Batesville stop

first_imgBatesville, In. — The Batesville Area Historical Society will welcome the Great Lakes Region Vintage Car Club on Tuesday, July 25 from 1 to 3 p.m. Residents can come to the Historical Center at 15 West George Street and see cars like a 1927 Model A Essex or a 1950 DeSoto.During the month of July the Indiana Historical Society’s “Auto Indiana” exhibit will be in Batesville. Through September the auto-related collections of Joe Greiwe and Bill Nuhring are on display as well. The collections include vintage service station attire, spark plugs and carburetors.last_img read more

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Will Notre Dame Get Back to National Prominence in Football?

first_imgEven though Notre Dame is still quite successful in football, they are no longer an automatic Top 10 each year.  I believe there are several reasons for this.First of all, it took a long time for them to join a conference and all aspects of football seem to thrive better in a conference setting.  Second, the cost of attending Notre Dame also plays a part along with their high academic standards.  Third, in the past, players stayed in college until they either graduated or ran out of eligibility before they became pros.  The climate today is to jump to the pros as quickly as they can.  The Notre Dame’s administration is not quite in line with this thinking.  Finally, the Notre Dame name does not hold as much prestige in football as do places like Alabama, Clemson, or Florida State.last_img read more

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Arsenal sanction sensational Aubameyang swap deal

first_imgArsenal have been linked with a sensational swap deal involving Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, while Mikel Arteta is intent on signing Philippe Coutinho, all in the Euro papers. Aubameyang Spanish outlet Mundo Deportivo report that Arsenal will let Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to Barcelona in a swap deal for Ousmane Dembele. Barca are willing to cut their losses on Dembele this summer and sell the forward for €50m, while the LaLiga club’s interest in Aubameyang is well documented.Advertisement Loading… The Gabon striker’s contract expires next summer and Arsenal do not want to lose him for free and so are considering an exchange deal for Dembele. Arsenal have been tracking the injury-hit Dembele for some time and Mikel Arteta wants to get the former Borussia Dortmund man a chance in the Premier League. read also:Aubameyang edging closer to Arsenal exit with €38m deal on table Meanwhile, Spanish outlet Diario ABC claim Arteta has “already confirmed” his intention to sign Philippe Coutinho this summer, once his loan deal from Bayern Munich expires. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Promoted ContentThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks10 Greatest Disney Female Villains We Love AnywaysBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made6 Movies Where A Car Plays A Key RoleWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?The Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeUnusual And Unique Beauty Of Indian Women10 Most Evil Female Characters In Disney MoviesBut Who In The World Taught Them Those Moves? Was It Papa Bear?last_img read more

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2013 IMCA point season ends on Sept. 29

first_imgVINTON, Iowa – The 2013 weekly point season for eight IMCA divisions ends on Sunday, Sept. 29.Final races are scheduled for the IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modified, IMCA Sprint Car, IMCA Sunoco Stock Car, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock, Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod, Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center Southern SportMod and Mach-1 Sport Compact classes, as well as West Coast Super Stocks.Bonus points for track champi­onships will be figured and national champions and rook­ies of the year announced as soon as possible.Regional champions and rookies of the year will also be named for the Modifieds, Stock Cars and Hobby Stocks.State champions will be crowned in all divisions.Final point races for IMCA Late Models were Aug. 25.IMCA’s national awards banquet will be Saturday, Nov. 30 in Lincoln, Neb.last_img read more

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Wenger looking to do business

first_img Press Association Despite being overtaken by free-scoring City on Wednesday night after they were held to a 2-2 draw at Southampton 24 hours earlier, Arsenal could return to the top of the table if they beat Crystal Palace on Sunday afternoon, with their rivals not in action until Monday night when they host Chelsea. “We have to look at ourselves and only think we have to move forward,” Wenger said. “If you continue to move forward week after week you will make the difference. “The kind of performance we delivered at Southampton will not move us forward, so let’s focus to come back on Sunday and produce a good performance. “Our future lies there, to be capable to repeat a top-level performance that demands top-level commitment in every single game. “This team has commitment, character, intelligence and when we were questioned we always respond well. That’s what is at stake on Sunday for us.” Midfielder Mathieu Flamini, meanwhile, will start a three-match suspension following his red card at St Mary’s, but Czech playmaker Tomas Rosicky could be available again following surgery on his broken nose. Jack Wilshere should recover from his ankle problem in time to face Liverpool next weekend, although Wales international Aaron Ramsey’s setback with his thigh injury means a longer recovery for him. Schalke remain confident Julian Draxler will not be leaving for Arsenal or anywhere else ahead of the transfer deadline – but Gunners boss Arsene Wenger maintains “in any hour, anything can happen”. Draxler is currently recovering from an ankle tendon problem and so would not be immediately available to boost Arsenal’s bid to get back ahead of Manchester City in the Barclays Premier League title race, or indeed for the upcoming Champions League tie against Bayern Munich. Schalke sporting director Horst Heldt told a news conference he was “very convinced” Draxler would remain at the Gelsenkirchen club for the second half of the season and “most probably beyond that”, insisting the Bundesliga side were “not interested in letting Julian leave” and also that the player had “not approached us about a transfer”. Wenger remains keen to bring in some offensive cover, although Mirko Vucinic’s agent insists the Montenegro international is set to stay at Juventus amid reports of a loan switch to the Emirates Stadium. “Are we active? Yes. Are we close to signing anybody? No,” Wenger told Arsenal Player. “There is not long now, that is true. “First, the situation was going like always in a transfer market – week by week. “In the last two weeks it goes day by day, now it goes hour by hour. “In any hour, anything can happen or change, but at the moment, unfortunately, we are not signing anybody.” Wenger claimed when speaking to the club’s in-house media on Thursday morning there were no imminent deals, with reports chief transfer negotiator Dick Law had travelled to Germany to push through a big-money deal for the promising German international. The Arsenal manager has long been an admirer of 20-year-old attacking midfielder Draxler, said to have a £37million buyout clause and who would go a long way to compensate for the loss of England forward Theo Walcott to a season-ending knee injury. last_img read more

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Shanes shines in hurdles win

first_img “He jumped well and I was very pleased with that after such a long lay-off.” Outlander was introduced at 14-1 with Boylesports for the Neptune and at 12s for the Albert Bartlett. Waxies Dargle (5-2) was a smooth winner of the Premier Jump Weekend November 29th and 30th Hurdle for trainer Noel Meade and jockey Paul Carberry. The five-year-old jumped into the lead at the second last and soon put daylight between himself and his rivals to score eased down by two and a half lengths from Digeanta. Meade said: “He was rated to win, and he was suited by the good gallop and soft ground. He jumps those (Easyfix) hurdles better than the other ones. “I had thought about running him in the Greatwood Hurdle but he’s rated 10lb higher in England than he is here.” Aengus (3-1) gave Meade a double when scoring under Carberry’s sister, Nina, in the Follow Fairyhouse On Twitter INH Flat Race. Broadway Twist (16-1) gave trainer Liz Doyle a present on her 39th birthday when landing the Fairyhouse Schooling Grounds Handicap Hurdle in the hands of Brian O’Connell. “That was his first handicap and he travelled brilliant. Brian said he made a bit of a mistake at the last and he had to get after him, so he may have ended up in front a bit too soon,” said her partner Barry Murphy. Tipped Up Harry (5-1) was a ready five-length winner of the 25 Euro Punter’s Pack Handicap Hurdle for trainer Denise Foster. “I’m delighted for the owner Jules Sigler as he’s won four times before but that’s the first time that he’s seen him win,” she said. “This horse is maturing and was very relaxed today.” Paul Nolan’s Triplets Joy (7-2 favourite) battled on well for 3lb claimer Kevin Sexton to outstay long-time leader Mallards In Flight by a length and a half to take the Boylesports Irish Grand National At Fairyhouse Handicap Hurdle. Nolan said “She was closing all the way to the line at Thurles behind Mrs Mac Veale, and she won yesterday so the form was good. “She certainly handles the ground, and you can’t beat toughness. I’d like to stick to mares races, and she jumps a fence well.” However, Sexton collected a three-day ban for using his whip with excessive frequency. Wearing the colours of Andrea and Graham Wylie, Shaneshill was not hard-pressed to win by four lengths from Keppols Queen. “I’m very pleased with that. He jumped very well apart from the third last, and given his bumper form he was entitled to do that,” said Mullins. “He could go back to two miles or up in trip, and he’s certainly not restricted by trip. For his pedigree he handled the ground well.” Mullins had earlier struck with Outlander (4-9 favourite), who also looked good on his hurdles bow on his first start for 574 days. The Gigginstown House Stud-owned six-year-old easily landed the odds in the Christmas Party Race Day On 20th December At Fairyhouse Maiden Hurdle. Outlander cruised into the lead at the penultimate flight and only had to be pushed out by Bryan Cooper to score by 11 lengths from Mike McCann. In third place was Blue Bicycle, the first runner for Sandra Hughes, who took over the licence following the death of her father Dessie over the weekend. Mullins said: “He will probably go up in trip and I’d imagine the staying novice division will be his target. The 2-11 favourite dispensed with the opposition as expected to cement his position as the 7-1 market leader with Paddy Power for the Neptune Investment Management Novices’ Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival and unchanged at 10s for the Supreme. Ruby Walsh had the Willie Mullins-trained Punchestown champion bumper winner handy as Luckynumberslevin set the pace before taking it up effortlessly at the final flight. Press Association Star bumper horse Shaneshill made an impressive start to his jumps career with an easy win in the Fairyhouse Membership 2015 Maiden Hurdle at the County Meath venue.last_img read more

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FL nurse charged with scamming Holocaust survivor out of life savings

first_imgA Florida nurse was arrested Friday for scamming a Holocaust survivor and her husband out of their life savings, police say.Odalis Lopez, 56, faces felony charges of grand theft and elderly financial exploitation in connection with the crime, which police say netted the caretaker more than $116,000.Lopez is accused of stealing from 91-year-old Rella Herman and her husband Leanard, 90, for several years.She began working as their caretaker in 2011.Police say Lopez would take the couple’s credit cards to purchase groceries but instead went on personal shopping trips and dined at expensive restaurants.The couple’s grandson told reporters that Lopez stole his grandparents’ life savings including their retirement accounts and reparations received from surviving the Holocaust.“My grandmother survived one tragedy, which was the Holocaust, and then her only son passed away in 2015,” Micah Herman says. “At that point in time, the caretaker increased the fraudulent charges and took advantage of her despair and depression. I find that to be revolting.”This couple in their 90s had their life savings stolen when police say their caretaker of 7+ years used their credit card countless times, racking up a $100K tab at Publix alone. This is their @gofundme link. @wsvn https://t.co/DAHUNIbLhi pic.twitter.com/62h272cwzE— Sheldon Fox-7 News (@fox_sheldon) August 6, 2019last_img read more

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