Arsenal to submit improved £22m transfer bid for Kieran Tierney

first_imgArsenal are ready to bid £22m (Picture: Getty)Tierney is thought to be keen on joining Arsenal and could be Celtic’s record transfer sale if he leaves for more than £19.7m.Moussa Dembele’s exit last summer to Lyon stands as Celtic’s biggest sale in their club history.While Unai Emery is thought to have just £45m to spend this summer, there are now conflicting reports about the size of Arsenal’s transfer budget.MORE: Arsenal have up to £70m to spend on transfer target Wilfried ZahaMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City Celtic want £25m for Tierney (Picture: Getty)Napoli’s interest has forced Arsenal to accelerate talks, but the Londoners will be boosted by Celtic’s latest signing.AdvertisementAdvertisementBoli Bolingoli-Mbombo has arrived from Rapid Vienna as Tierney’s potential replacement and Arsenal have convinced Monreal to cancel his contract with the club. Comment Napoli have shown an interest in Tierney (Picture: Getty)Arsenal will lodge a £22million bid for Kieran Tierney in the next 48 hours, according to reports.Celtic turned down Arsenal’s opening bid of £15m and value the full-back at £25m.Unai Emery has identified Tierney as the perfect option to take over from Nacho Monreal at left-back, however, the emergence of Napoli’s interest in the Scotsman has prompted a response from Arsenal.Arsenal were preparing a £19m offer, but the Daily Record now claim the Gunners believe £22m is the figure Celtic will accept.ADVERTISEMENT Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 3 Jul 2019 11:30 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link473Sharescenter_img Arsenal to submit improved £22m transfer bid for Kieran Tierney Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

BLOG: PennDOT, Turnpike 70 mph Zones Expand with Eye on Safety

first_img May 04, 2016 The Turnpike speed limit has been 70 mph on a 97-mile stretch in south-central Pennsylvania between the Blue Mountain and Morgantown interchanges since the summer of 2014. All remaining sections of the PA Turnpike system that are now posted at 65 mph — including Turnpike extensions in southwestern PA — will be signed for 70 mph this week. Areas of the PA Turnpike now posted at 55 mph will remain at 55 mph.Combined with the 201 combined miles of Turnpike and PennDOT roadways already at 70 mph since July 2014, this move makes 997 total 70 mph miles of roadway in the state.That being said, with the summer travel season fast approaching, let’s all drive safely on every Pennsylvania roadway. By: Leslie S. Richards, Secretary of Transportation Infrastructure,  The Blog,  Transportation We made a major announcement this week, alongside the Turnpike Commission: 70 mph speed limits have been added to 396 additional miles of the Turnpike and 400 additional miles of certain PennDOT highways.Taking this step followed thorough analysis on geometry, engineering, crash data, regional factors and preliminary results from pilot locations. And moving forward we’ll continue monitoring our original pilot locations along with these new 70 mph sections, keeping safety top of mind.Drivers should also know that this boost for traffic flow wasn’t just made possible by Act 89, the state’s transportation funding plan. Each road seeing the 70 mph speed was designed to handle that speed or higher.As with any type of weather and with any roadway speed, I urge all motorists to treat posted speed limits as speed maximums, not minimums – that’s the case whether the limit is 35 mph or 70 mph.This applies especially in work zones where men and women may be working just inches away from traffic. Obey the speed limits posted for these work zones – these people all deserve to get home safely.Here are the PennDOT roadways being posted with the new limit over the next few days (including current pilot areas):I-79 from I-90 in Erie County south to a point just north of the PA 228 interchange in Butler County (97 miles)I-79 from I-70 in Washington County south to the West Virginia border (33 miles)I-80 from the Ohio State border east to a point near mile marker 190 in Clinton County (190 miles)I-80 from a point near mile marker 195 in Union County to a point near mile marker 247 in Columbia County (52 miles)US 15 from the interchange with PA 14 in Lycoming County north to the New York State border (49 miles)I-99 from Exit No. 68 in Centre County south to a point near mile marker 34 in Blair County (34 miles)I-99 from Exit No. 28 in Blair County south to mile marker 0 (PA Turnpike) in Bedford County (28 miles)I-380 from I-84 in Lackawanna County south to Exit No. 3 in Monroe County (21 miles) BLOG: PennDOT, Turnpike 70 mph Zones Expand with Eye on Safety Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Indiana’s new outdoor recreation five-year plan is available

first_imgStatewide—The latest in a long line of five-year plans to help determine the future public outdoor recreation needs of all Indiana residents and plan for that future is available from the Department of Natural Resources.Just as similar organizations in other states, the Indiana DNR is required to create a comprehensive state-level outdoor recreation plan every five years. This planning process keeps Indiana eligible to obtain funds from the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) that DNR then re-grants to park boards in counties, townships, cities, and towns.The new 140-page Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP), which covers 2016-2020 and includes the 2021-2025 Indiana Trails Plan, can be downloaded here. The site also includes information on how the study is done.For more information, contact DNR Outdoor Recreation’s Greg Beilfuss at 317-232-4071 or gbeilfuss@dnr.IN.gov.last_img read more

Flooding reported in Franklin County

first_imgFranklin County, IN— Franklin County officials are reporting several flooded areas due to rain overnight.  They would like to remind citizens to use caution on low lying bridges and roads.  Yellow Bank Road is reported to have flooding on slabs.  Pine Creek Road has elevated water as Pine Creek crosses and the creek is moving at a higher rate of speed than normal.  Also, the slab bridge on Pine Creek Road just north of Walnut Fork Road has water running over it.  The National Weather Service says the Flash Flood Watch remains in effect until 8 pm this evening for Franklin, Ripley, Dearborn, and Ohio Counties.  As always use caution and Turn Around, Don’t Drown.last_img

Clarke hopes Odemwingie saga peters out

first_img Press Association Odemwingie replaced two-goal hero Romelu Lukaku who took his goal tally to 12 goals – all in the Barclays Premier League – this season. The 31-year-old received a mixed reception with boos intermingling with the applause that greeted Lukaku’s exit from the action. Clarke, when asked about the response of the Baggies fans to the Nigeria international, said: “I never noticed it as I was too nervous about throwing away a two-goal lead. But with his first touch he had a shot that went just wide. He got good applause for that, and I think the supporters would have been happy to see that go in.” West Brom head coach Steve Clarke hopes a line can be drawn under the Peter Odemwingie saga after the striker made his comeback as a late substitute in the 2-1 home success over Sunderland.center_img He added: “The Odemwingie thing meant I could never affect what the supporters are going to do. He’s part of my squad and we’re going to use him. “He was always going to come back in at some stage. For me it’s finished, the incident happened but that seems like a long time ago now. We have to move on and so should everyone else.” Clarke hailed another man-of-the-match performance from Lukaku, who is on a season-long loan from Chelsea. He scored the opening goal from the penalty spot and charged down a clearance from Sunderland goalkeeper Simon Mignolet for his second. Clarke said: “Lukaku is in a really rich vein of form. You could see that with his second goal, when you’re playing that well you get a little bit of luck. Physically, he’s a great specimen, but he has quick feet for a big man. It’s been good for us, good for Rom, and probably good for Chelsea as well.” Lukaku insists he can cope with the pressure of being an £18million player – his fee when he joined Chelsea from Anderlecht. He said: “I don’t feel pressure. People ask ‘why did he cost that much’ but that’s just football. Wayne Rooney got bought for more than me and in the first year at Manchester United, he didn’t have an easy year. “I am reading his book at the moment. I am a very big fan of his book. It is very good for a player my age because he went to a big club at the same age as me and I can learn from that.” last_img read more

Edo, Oyo Qualify for Etisalat U-15 National Finals

first_imgAsegun Comprehensive Secondary School, Ibadan, Oyo State, and Niger College Junior School, Benin City, Edo State, have qualified for the Etisalat U-15 School Cup football competition after emerging champions at the Ibadan Centre.The Edo and Oyo team outclassed schools from Ekiti, Ondo, Lagos, Ogun and Osun states at the Lekan Salami Stadium, Adamasingba and Wesley College playing ground,  Elekuro to win the tickets to the National Finals billed for Lagos in November.Oyo defeated Osun State with the a solitary strike from Abdul Rasheed Qudus in their first game before walloping Ogun State 5-1 in their second game with Qudus again scoring a brace and providing two assists before edging Lagos team 1-0 in their last game.Similarly, Edo maintained an unbeaten run throughout the qualifiers after successive victories over Delta, Ondo and Ekiti states, scoring a total of eight goals and conceding just one. Meanwhile, schools from Kwara, Kogi, Nassarawa, Niger, Plateau, FCT, Benue and Cross River states will battle for the two slots available at the Ilorin regional qualifiers starting today at the Ilorin Township Stadium.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

USC’s Eddy and de Lyra each earn MPSF honors

first_imgAfter a narrow overtime loss to No. 5 Northwestern, two Women of Troy were honored with Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Player of the Week honors.Senior defender Elizabeth Eddy and junior attacker Caroline de Lyra were named the defensive and offensive players of the week, respectively.Eddy enters her final season at USC, coming off of a junior season in which she had 17 ground balls, fifth on the team, eight draw controls and seven caused turnovers. Eddy even scored a goal against San Diego State.With the honor, Eddy has become the first USC female student-athlete to win conference player of the week honors in two different sports. Eddy is a  forward/midfielder on the women’s soccer team and was recognized with the Pac-12 Women’s Soccer Player of the Week for the week of Aug. 26, 2013.De Lyra comes off of a sophomore campaign that earned her a spot on the MPSF All-Conference First Team. She led the team in points and assists, with 49 and 28, respectively. Her award is USC’s first-ever offensive weekly award.In USC’s season opener against Northwestern, de Lyra scored four points and had one assist. She also forced a turnover during USC’s opening 7-0 drive. The 7-0 run against the Wildcats is USC’s largest ever against a ranked opponent.On defense, Eddy stood out for her three forced turnovers, three ground balls and one draw control.Though they did not win honors themselves, seven different Women of Troy scored. Junior midfielder Amanda Johansen scored two, and Kaila Sommi, Kylie Drexel, Cynthia Del Core, Caroline Cordrey and Shannon Nugent each had one.Freshman goalie Gussie Johns became the second goalie in program history to start in her first collegiate game, following Liz Shaeffer who started in 2013. Johns led the team with five ground balls in the loss.The loss to Northwestern is the second to the team in two seasons, as the Women of Troy lost to the Wildcats last season, 12-7. The overtime loss was USC’s                           third-ever overtime game, all of which have resulted in losses. USC falls to 0-3 in the all time series against Northwestern.USC had the lead until the final 37 seconds of regulation, until the Wildcats surged back to take the game into overtime. Northwestern scored just 53 seconds into overtime and maintained possession to run the clock out and seal the victory.The Women of Troy open the 2015 season after finishing 9-9 overall in 2014, going 6-3 in conference. They were knocked out of the MPSF Tournament with a 7-6 loss to Oregon in the quarterfinals.The Women of Troy have a week of rest before they head east to face Stony Brook and Marist on Feb. 20 and 22, respectively.last_img read more

Lindstrom: Falcons’ O-line must ‘do better’ to protect Ryan

first_img First Published: 16th August, 2020 08:28 IST FOLLOW US WATCH US LIVE Chris Lindstrom had to spend far too much of his rookie season imagining how he would prepare for a game.The Atlanta Falcons’ right guard is more than ready for a full season of reality.Lindstrom, the No. 14 overall pick in the 2019 NFL draft by Atlanta, broke his right foot in the Falcons’ opening game at Minnesota. He missed the next 11 games.“The whole time I was injured, I was preparing like I was playing the game every single week,” Lindstrom said Saturday. “I’d write down notes. This is what I want to do against this guy.”It was a lost season for Lindstrom and the Falcons, who finished 7-9 despite closing the year with four consecutive wins after the rookie returned from the injury.Lindstrom is eager to take advantage of the crucial experience gained in those four games as he prepares for his second season. He’s had more time to develop chemistry with right tackle Kaleb McGary, another first-round pick last year.The Falcons expect Lindstrom and McGary to provide long-term stability on the right side of the line. The team desperately needs improved play from the line.Last year’s line never achieved the continuity that had been planned. Matt Ryan was sacked a career-high 48 times and missed a game for the first time since 2009 due to an ankle injury on one of the sacks.The run-blocking also was a problem. The Falcons finished ahead of only two teams in rushing. The line must provide better protection for Ryan and better running lanes for their new lead rusher, Todd Gurley.“We know we need to do better as a unit and we’re being accountable for that and working toward it,” Lindstrom said.Left tackle Jake Matthews and center Alex Mack are fixtures on the line. Rookie Matt Hennessey, a third-round pick, could start at left guard.The competition at left guard that could also include James Carpenter, Matt Gono and others. Coach Dan Quinn expects to see Lindstrom and McGary provide more consistent production on the right side of the line.“No. 1, usually that’s when you see a big push in terms of where a player can go to from rookie year into second year,” Quinn said Wednesday. “Often, that’s the case with linemen — both offensive and defensive linemen. Physically, both are doing well.”Linebacker Deion Jones said Lindstrom’s final four games last season were impressive.“The fact he was able to get back out there and feel his foot out and get the chance to get back after it the way he does,” Jones said. “He’s fast, he’s physical. He always wants to be perfect. He’s always looking for edges in his game. With Kaleb, they’ve been growing together and figuring it out together and they’ve been awesome.”NOTES: FB Keith Smith was activated from the team’s reserve/COVID-19 list. … Rookie CB A.J. Terrell, the first-round pick from Clemson, provided the highlight of Saturday’s practice when he soared to intercept a pass from Ryan intended for Calvin Ridley. Jones said Terrell “made a great play. That was awesome to see.”Image credits: AP Last Updated: 16th August, 2020 08:28 IST Lindstrom: Falcons’ O-line Must ‘do Better’ To Protect Ryan Lindstrom, the No. 14 overall pick in the 2019 NFL draft by Atlanta, broke his right foot in the Falcons’ opening game at Minnesota. He missed the next 11 games COMMENTcenter_img SUBSCRIBE TO US LIVE TV Associated Press Television News Written Bylast_img read more

GVC finalises Ladbrokes Coral migration

first_img GVC Holdings has reached a ‘milestone’ after confirming that it has completed the migration of Ladbrokes onto its proprietary technology platform.The Ladbrokes migration marks the final stage of a ‘complex integration process’ after acquiring the brand in 2018. All brands acquired by GVC have now been migrated onto the GVC platform, including Ladbrokes, Coral, Gala Bingo, Gala Casino and Gala Spins.GVC COO Shay Segev commented: “I am delighted that this critical and hugely complex stage of the Ladbrokes Coral integration process has been completed so successfully. It is a great testament to the sophistication of our technology and the quality of our teams, and it is particularly impressive that they have managed to finalise it during this period of remote working. It also positions the business even better to emerge from the current crisis from a position of strength.“The GVC integration model has proved itself time and again to be extremely effective at integrating large-scale operations with minimal disruption to our underlying business. As a result, we are confident in our ability to take advantage of the attractive M&A opportunities which we believe will present themselves to us in the future while further boosting the growth of our existing business.”GVC lauded the timely completion of the migration, highlighting that it has been ‘executed on time, on budget and with no disruption to the 25 million Ladbrokes Coral customer accounts that have been moved across’.The GVC platform is hoped to enhance product development and customer propositions, while also allowing GVC to adapt to regulatory change. It will also enable GVC to deliver a range of social responsibility tools and initiatives as it continues to promote a safer gambling environment.With the platform migrations now complete, the remaining process and back office integrations can now take place, with GVC emphasising that it remains ‘on track’ to deliver the full £130m of annualised synergies by the end of 2021. StumbleUpon FSB selects Glenn Elliott as new COO August 12, 2020 Related Articles GVC hires ‘comms pro’ Tessa Curtis to re-energise media profile  August 25, 2020 Submit Share GVC absorbs retail shocks as business recalibrates for critical H2 trading August 13, 2020 Sharelast_img read more

Floyd Mayweather Jr defends Andre Berto choice

first_imgFloyd Mayweather Jr has defended his decision to fight Andre Berto in September in what he insists will be his final ever bout.Mayweather (48-0) has been criticised for choosing what some believe is a weaker opponent – compared to other eligible fighters – he will have no problem beating in his welterweight title defence.American Berto is 30-3, but that includes losing three of his past six fights having gone 27-0 previously.Speaking to reporters in Los Angeles on Thursday, Mayweather said the September 12 bout would be his last – and explained his decision to take on Berto.”I chose Berto because he’s very exciting. I’ve been getting backlash. He’s been getting backlash,” the 38-year-old said.”No one is forced to buy the fight. I appreciate it, but no one is forced to buy the fight. Andre Berto is going to push Floyd Mayweather to the limit. “The difference between Andre Berto and Manny Pacquiao is that you guys put all the hype in Manny Pacquiao. That”s what the media did.”Mayweather described the fight as “very intriguing”, with the bout to be his first since beating Pacquiao in May.And he insisted it would be his last.”Number 49, this is it. I”ve had a tremendous career,” Mayweather said.”I”m older, and wiser. My health is a major concern for me. September 12th is my last fight.” –Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more