Arsenal try new tactic to convince Brentford to sell goalkeeper David Raya

first_imgArsenal try new tactic to convince Brentford to sell goalkeeper David Raya Comment Martinez left Arsenal for Villa leaving the Gunners in need of a new keeper (Picture: Getty)Manager Thomas Frank said his number one was ‘not for sale’ last week, though Arsenal remain interested and are considering a new approach to convince Brentford to come to the negotiating table.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTAccording to The Athletic’s David Ornstein, Arsenal are willing to sign Raya for a big fee now and then loan him back to Brentford for the 2020/21 season.That would solve Brentford’s fears over losing another key player this summer and allow them to keep their number one, while they would also land a sizeable fee.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 ArsenalOf course, Arsenal would still need to sign a short-term backup goalkeeper for the current campaign, which is where Icelandic shot-stopper Runar Alex Runarsson comes in.The Dijon keeper will only command a fee of around £1.5million and is well known to Arsenal’s goalkeeping coach Inaki Cana, who worked with him at Nordsjaelland. Metro Sport ReporterThursday 17 Sep 2020 8:29 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link3.2kShares Advertisementcenter_img Advertisement Runarsson could be a short-term stopgap to act as cover for Leno (Picture: Getty Images)Even if Arsenal wrap up a deal for Runarsson now, they are still likely to pursue Raya and then loan him back to Brentford – though after landing a big fee for Ollie Watkins, the Championship side are not in need of money and will only accept a large offer.Arteta is also in the market for a new midfielder and it is hoped the sale of Martinez, and possible departures of other players such as Lucas Torreira, will raise enough funds to sign either Thomas Partey from Atletico Madrid or Lyon’s Houssem Aouar.MORE: Emiliano Martinez reveals how Mikel Arteta reacted when he asked to leave ArsenalMORE: Arsenal prepare substantial bid for Lyon’s Houssem AouarFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. The Gunners have identified Raya as the ideal backup to Bernd Leno (Picture: Getty Images)Arsenal have not given up hope of signing Brentford goalkeeper David Raya despite the Championship club refusing to entertain any offers and believe they may have found a compromise.The Gunners confirmed the departure of Emiliano Martinez to Aston Villa on Wednesday, leaving Mikel Arteta in need of a new backup keeper to be understudy to Bernd Leno.Spanish shot-stopper Raya, who counts as homegrown having moved to Blackburn as a teenager, is top of their list of replacements, but Brentford are prepared to resist any offers.last_img read more

Teachers want action as student assault rates on staff escalate 3 July 2020Family First Comment: “the number of physical assaults on staff has almost doubled in five years.”If they want to know the real reasons for this development, they only need read our recent report – “A DOG’S BREAKFAST – New Zealand’s Anti-Smacking Law 13 Years On”. It explains exactly why we’ve got to where we are with violence in our schools. being hit, kicked and bitten, chairs thrown and windows smashed – these are some of the scene that play-out in Kiwi classrooms as the number of physical assaults on staff has almost doubled in five years.In 2014, 714 children were stood-down or suspended for violence. By 2018 that had risen to 1360.Canterbury had the highest number of stand-downs and suspensions for physical assaults on staff in 2018 with 263 cases, followed by 222 in Auckland.A lack of mental health support for primary pupils is to blame for violent behaviour in the classroom, teachers say.Stuff spoke to two primary teachers and a teacher aide at a special school and agreed not to name them.One Christchurch teacher said mental health issues were the main cause of violent behaviour in schools and more funding was needed to for wrap-around services.“We have children who come to school with issues but there is no funding or support for those issues,” she said.“They act-out violently. They kick, hit and bite and it sometimes takes four or five weeks to get help, that’s half a term.”READ MORE: up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.last_img read more

Real Madrid’s Eden Hazard to miss derby with Atletico

first_img Hazard has just returned to training but according to Spanish publication AS, he did not participate in Monday’s full session with the rest of the squad and has been ruled out of Sunday’s eagerly-anticipated derby against Atletico. Hazard is now eyeing up a return to action in the first-leg of Madrid’s Champions League last-16 tie against Premier League outfit City at the Bernabeu on February 26. The Belgium international has endured a very tough start to life in Madrid following his £150million move from Chelsea in the summer.Advertisement Injuries have derailed his goals this season, scoring just once and creating four assists in 13 appearances in all competitions. Zinedine Zidane will want Hazard firing on all cylinders with the games coming thick and fast Read Also: Real Madrid get Hazard boost after two-month absenceHazard is now eyeing up a return to action in the first-leg of Madrid’s Champions League last-16 tie against Premier League outfit City at the Bernabeu on February 26. The Belgium international has endured a very tough start to life in Madrid following his £150million move from Chelsea in the summer. Injuries have derailed his goals this season, scoring just once and creating four assists in 13 appearances in all competitions. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading…center_img Eden Hazard has not returned to full fitness in time ahead of Madrid derby but is targeting a return against Manchester City in the Champions League, according to reports. Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane has been without Hazard for two months with an ankle injury sustained against Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League back in November.last_img read more

Robert R. Hill

first_imgFriends may visit with the family on Thursday, February 4, 2016, from 5 to 7p.m. at Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home, 929 Main Street, Brookville. Services, officiated by Mark Wilson, Pastor of North Fairfield Baptist Church in Fairfield, OH, will be on Friday at 11a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be at a later date in West Virginia, in the family cemetery. Memorial donations can be made out to a charity of choice. To sign the online guestbook or to leave a personal condolence, please visit Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home and its staff are honored to care for the family of Robert R. Hill. Those surviving who will cherish Robert’s memory include his wife of over 57 years, Heide Hill; sons, Mark Hill of Cedar Grove, Greg (Debbie) Hill of Everton, Tony (Michele) Hill of Ross, OH, and Jeff (Angela) Hill of Sharonville, OH; 15 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren; brother, Lincoln Hill, and sister Lurlene Doss, both of West Virginia. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by daughter, Terry Leah Hill; brother, James Hill, and sister Ruth Stephenson.center_img Robert R. Hill of Cedar Grove, was born on February 9, 1936 in Clay County, West Virginia, a son to Hallie E. and Flora Mae Johnson Hill. While stationed in Germany, Robert met and married his wife, Heidrun “Heide” Lutz. He was a lifelong union roofer and member of the Local #42 Roofers Union in Cincinnati. Robert worked at Kelly and Carpenter in Hamilton and Kramer Roofing in Harrison. He loved any hunting – rabbit, deer, turkey, and squirrel, and had several Beagle dogs. Robert also enjoyed his classic vehicles, owning two of his favorites, a ’65 Ford Mustang and a ’71 Chevy pickup. On February 2, 2016, at the age of 79, he passed away at McCullough Hyde Memorial Hospital in Oxford.last_img read more

20-year sponsor Speedway Engineering extends support of IMCA Modified division

first_imgSYLMAR, Calif. – Speedway Engineering completes a second decade of IMCA support in 2018, renewing a popular program for Modified regional champions.The Sylmar, Calif., suspension and drivetrain products manufacturer gives the national champion a $1,000 product certificate, good toward the purchase of a complete Ford 9” floater rear end housing or a full-size 10” quick change rear end.Speedway Engineering also gives $300 product certificates to each of the other four regional champions.All awards will be presented during the national awards banquet in November or mailed beginning the follow­ing week from the IMCA home office.Information about the complete line of Speedway Engineering products is available at the website or by calling 818 362-5865.“We’ve had a great relationship with Ken and Joanie Sapper and Speedway Engineering and really take pride in the fact that IMCA is the only partner they support in the dirt market,” IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder said. “Their rear ends are tailored to the IMCA racer and we are honored to announce this milestone achievement.”last_img read more

Plan Extra Time, Know Before You Go for Holiday Weekend Traffic

first_imgRoad Work SuspendedWhere possible, highway maintenance activities and construction projects will halt work during the holiday weekend to increase mobility and safety. INDOT directs its contractors to pull back barriers and barricades to the safest extent possible to accommodate the anticipated increase in holiday travel. Some restrictions and reduced speed limits will remain in place due to ongoing road construction, including:Northern IndianaOn I-94 in Lake County, the ramp connecting to northbound I-65 remains closed.On I-65 in Lake County, traffic is one lane in each direction on the bridge over Central Avenue, north of I-94.On I-65 in Lake County, traffic is two lanes in each direction between U.S. 30 and U.S. 231.101st Avenue remains closed over I-65 in Lake County.Bridge work on SR 49 has lanes closed in Porter County from U.S. 30 to Division Road.In LaPorte County, traffic is one lane each direction east-west at the SR 2 and U.S. 20 intersection, which is closed to north-south traffic.The U.S. 35 bridge in downtown LaPorte is one lane in each direction.U.S. 30 is one lane in each direction at SR 17 in Marshall County.SR 23 is one lane controlled by a temporary signal at the bridge over Potato Creek in St. Joseph County.On I-69:In Grant county, lane restrictions and crossovers between mile marker 263-271 in both directions with no northbound re-entry at SR 18 (mile marker 264).In Allen County, lanes closed for bridge work between mile markers 300 and 310.In Steuben County, lanes closed at mile marker 340 with lane shifts at mile 345. I-65 in Jackson and Bartholomew counties has lane restrictions in both directions between Seymour and Columbus.On SR 37 in Morgan County, southbound traffic is restricted to one lane in Martinsville.SR 256 in Scott County is closed east of AustinI-74 in Decatur and Ripley counties has lane restrictions between exits 143 and 156 near Batesville.Know Before You GoMotorists can learn about highway work zones and other traffic alerts at, 1-800-261-ROAD (7623) or 511 from a mobile phone or by using the INDOT mobile app.Subscribe to receive text and email alerts about INDOT projects at Find links to INDOT’s Facebook and Twitter pages at 500 TrafficRace fans driving to Indianapolis 500 festivities this weekend should plan their routes to the track and designate a sober driver home. The Indianapolis Motor Speedway provides directions, transportation options and general race information at traffic management staff will be on duty during the race, monitoring traffic cameras and congestion, coordinating with law enforcement, and posting information to dynamic message signs. INDOT’s Hoosier Helpers freeway service patrol sponsored by State Farm will assist all weekend in keeping traffic flowing.On Sunday, May 26, INDOT encourages through travelers to avoid race traffic on I-465 and I-65 on the west side of Indianapolis.Drive SafelyThe Indiana State Police and local law-enforcement agencies are participating in the national Click It or Ticket mobilization through June 2. Officers are joining thousands of law enforcement agencies across the country in conducting high-visibility patrols encouraging drivers and passengers to buckle up.Seat belts save lives. In 2017 alone, seat belts saved an estimated 15,000 lives. If all passenger vehicle occupants age 5 and older had worn their seat belts that same year, it’s estimated another 2,500 lives could have been saved.Overtime police patrols are paid with National Highway Traffic Safety Administration funds administered by the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute (ICJI). Indianapolis, In. — Though the weather hasn’t always felt like it, summer is right around the corner. Memorial Day weekend traditionally marks the ceremonial start to summer as travel season ramps up. Whether you’re attending the Indianapolis 500, vacationing, visiting family and friends or just passing through, INDOT urges drivers to plan extra travel time, to stay informed on road conditions and to drive safely. Central IndianaWatch for brief lane closures on I-74 between Waynetown and Crawfordsville for bridge construction, between mile markers 25-39 in Montgomery County.There will be NO construction work after noon on Friday in Central Indiana. Crews will be off the Indianapolis interstates the entire weekend. No lane restrictions or closures will be in place.Southern IndianaU.S. 50 between Loogootee and Mitchell, in Martin and Lawrence counties:Two paving operations near Buffalo Bottom and just east of Shoals.Bridge replacement with a lane of traffic controlled by temporary signal just west of Mitchell.last_img read more

Tennis News It’s a boy! Sania Mirza and Shoaib Malik welcome Baby Mirza Malik

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Tennis News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: Sania Mirza and Shoaib Malik were blessed with a baby boy early on Tuesday morning. Taking to micro blogging site Twitter, the Pakistani cricket star Shoaib Malik wrote, “Excited to announce: It’s a boy, and my girl is doing great and keeping strong as usual #Alhumdulilah. Thank you for the wishes and Duas, we are humbled. #BabyMirzaMalik.”Filmmaker Farah Khan also break the news on Instagram. She wrote, “Finally!! Best news in a long time!! Congratulations @mirzasaniar@realshoaibmalik @anammirzaaa@imranmirza58 n of course the nani n daadi God bless our lil angelThe 32-year-old Indian tennis superstar, in the last few months, has shared numerous photographs on social media where she and her family members were seen attending events related to the baby. Sania had earlier revealed that the baby would have the names of both father and the mother, contrary to the tradition of the child carrying the father’s surname.  last_img read more

Syracuse women’s soccer releases 2017 schedule featuring 10 NCAA tournament opponents

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on May 17, 2017 at 3:55 pm Contact Michael: | @MikeJMcCleary Syracuse women’s soccer released its 2017 schedule on Wednesday afternoon for 20 contests, including two exhibition games, eight non-conference opponents and ten Atlantic Coast Conference opponents.Ten of the Orange’s upcoming opponents made the NCAA tournament last season. SU finished last year with a 8-8-3 total record and opens its nonconference schedule this season at Bucknell on Aug. 18. The team’s first home game is at SU Soccer Stadium on Aug. 21 against Connecticut.  SU’s toughest test in the nonconference schedule will come against Florida, which finished last season with a 17-5-1 record.In the ACC, five of Syracuse’s 10 opponents finished among the top 25 teams in the nation, including four in the top 15 and one in the top five.  The Orange struggled last year in its conference slate, winning only one game on its way to a 1-7-2 record.SU opens its ACC schedule on Sept. 15 at home against Miami.Here is the full schedule (conference games in bold):AdvertisementThis is placeholder textat Penn State, August 5, 1 p.m. (Exhibition)at Rutgers, August 12, 1 p.m. (Exhibition)at Bucknell, August 18, 7 p.m.Connecticut, August 21, 7 Army, August 24, 7 Florida, August 27, 7 p.m.Cornell, August 31, 7 p.m.Fairfield, September 3, 1 p.m.Colgate, September 7, 7 p.m.Harvard, Sept. 10, 1 p.m.Miami, Sept. 15, 3 p.m.Wake Forest, Sept. 21, 7 p.m.Clemson, Sept. 24, 1 North Carolina, Sept. 30, 12 Pittsburgh, Oct. 5, 7 Notre Dame, Oct. 8, 1 NC State, Oct. 14, 2 p.m.Virgina, Oct. 19, 7 p.m.Duke, Oct. 22, 1 Virginia Tech, Oct. 26, 7 p.m. Commentslast_img read more

4th Lagos International Taekwondo Classics Begins

first_imgThe 4th edition of Lagos International Taekwondo Classics begins today at the Molade Okoya-Thomas Indoor Hall of Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere, Lagos.The Lagos State Government sponsored Classics is being organised as part of the Governor Akinwunmi Ambode’s effort to expose Lagos State athletes to international competitions as well as creating a platform for Nigerian taekwondo athletes to compete with their counterparts around the world in accordance with international standards.Countries to participate in the five-day event are Nigeria, Seychelles, Niger, Ghana, Mali, France, South Korea and India.Apart from taekwondo athletes from all over Nigeria, 26 Lagos State athletes will be competing in both male and female categories and the star athletes from Lagos to look out for are Ibrahim Idrees in the male category and Esther Uzoukwu in the female category. Also, an officiating seminar is to be conducted by the visiting international referee. It is meant to retrain officiating officials on the World Taekwondo Federation new rules as the sport evolves from time to time.The Classics ends on Saturday.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

AUDIO: Excited Nwakaeme Not In Competition With Eagles’ Forwards

first_imgSuper Eagles invitee Anthony Nwakaeme has exclusively told that he is ’really happy’ to get his first call up to the Senior National Team and added that he is not in competition with other strikers in the Nigerian side to face Cameroon in a double-header 2018 World Cup qualifier.The Hapoel Beer Sheva goal poacher is among 24 players called up to the Eagles set up for the crucial fixtures on 1 September in Uyo and three days later in Yaounde, after his impressive form with the Israeli Champions.“I am very happy right now; like I don’t even have words to described it,” he said about his invitation to the Eagles.“I just want to say thank you to God, thank you to the coach and thank you to everybody-the Journalists, the people of Nigeria that made this possible for me. I’m really happy to be here; I’m really, really happy for real.“So right now, I’m just here with the team and everybody is getting ready for the games (against Cameroon). We will see what will happen. We are just waiting for the games to come.”With the return of China-based forward Odion Ighalo and CSKA Moscow striker Aaron Samuel to the team, Nwakaeme who was voted the best player in the Israeli Premier League last season will have to contend for a starting shirt against the Indomitable Lions in an Eagles forward line that that also includes Kelechi Iheanacho, Victor Moses, and Moses Simon.However, the 28-year old says there’s really no competition in the team as his goal is to help the team get better.“From outside, the people see it as competition but for me, it is not competition because, at the end of the day, the coach will decide (who plays),” Nwakaeme said.“When the coach decides, if you have your time, you’ll do what you can do and other players will do what they can do.“So for me, I don’t really see it as a competition. Whoever is playing in my position, I wish them all the best; I support them because, at the end of the day, we are all helping the nation to be great.“So I wish everybody all the best and there’s no competition. For me, I’m just here to do my thing just as every other player.”Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.RelatedNwakaeme Delighted To Link Up With Super Eagles Teammate Onazi At TrabzonsporAugust 22, 2018In “Europe”Hapoel Beer Sheva Duo Nwakaeme & Ogu Get Super Eagles Call UpAugust 19, 2017In “National Team”Afelokhai Happy To Take Ezenwa’s Spot With Super Eagles (Audio)November 6, 2018In “Africa”last_img read more