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Arsenal target Wilfried Zaha not interested in Manchester United return

first_imgZaha wants to join Arsenal (Picture: Getty)Wilfried Zaha would snub a return to Manchester United were the Red Devils to enter the race to sign him this summer, reports say.Crystal Palace have already rejected one bid for the forward, lodged by Arsenal.The Gunners submitted a bid of £40million for Zaha, an offer that was immediately turned down by the Eagles.ESPN claim Zaha’s preference is to join Arsenal as he wants to stay in London for family reasons.ADVERTISEMENT Comment Palace value Zaha at around £80m (Picture: Getty)The 26-year-old signed a lucative five-year deal with Palace last year and the Eagles are under no pressure to cash in on Zaha.Palace have already sold Aaron Wan-Bissaka to United and have reservations about offloading Zaha in the same summer.Arsenal will need Palace to significantly drop their asking price to have any hope of signing Zaha, despite the player’s appeal to his club to sanction the move.MORE: Arsenal complete first summer signing as Gabriel Martinelli joins from Ituano Coral BarryTuesday 2 Jul 2019 8:17 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.5kShares Arsenal target Wilfried Zaha not interested in Manchester United returncenter_img Advertisement Zaha is currently on international duty with the Ivory Coast (Picture: AP)Zaha’s brother made a public plea to Palace this week to lower their asking price, which is around £80m, claiming his sibling’s dream was to play for Arsenal in European competition.AdvertisementAdvertisementUnited sold Zaha to Palace in 2015 and will collect 25 per cent on his potential transfer, but their former player is not interested in a return to Old Trafford.Zaha joined United from Palace in 2013, but struggled to nail down a regular place and eventually pushed for an exit. Advertisementlast_img read more

Governor Wolf Issues Statement on Three Mile Island Planned Shutdown Announcement

first_img May 08, 2019 SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Governor Wolf Issues Statement on Three Mile Island Planned Shutdown Announcementcenter_img Energy,  Environment,  Press Release,  Statement Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf issued the following statement in response to the announcement by Exelon Generation that it will cease operations at its Three Mile Island facility:“I was disappointed to learn this morning’s unfortunate news and continue to stand today with the workers at Three Mile Island and the surrounding community. I have directed the Department of Labor & Industry to immediately begin plans to engage with these workers about their futures, and a Rapid Response team is in the process of being deployed. They are skilled workers who are in-demand in the economy. While I understand the operator is working to offer internal positions to these workers, we will not spare our resources to provide assistance to those who will be impacted.“I still believe it is essential to continue this important conversation about preserving and growing Pennsylvania’s carbon-free energy footprint. I remain hopeful that a consensus on a path forward can be reached in the coming weeks.”last_img read more

Paul Ehrman to be Inducted into Indiana High School Baseball Hall of Fame

first_imgThe Indiana High School Baseball Coaches Association has released its Hall of Fame class for 2017.  The induction ceremonies will be held Friday January 20, 2017 at the Sheraton at Keystone at the Crossing in Indianapolis, IN.  This event will be part of the 3-day IHSBCA state clinic and information is available at www.ihsbca.org. Tickets are available by contacting HOF Banquet Chairman Gary O’Neal at 812-273-3964 or IHSBCA Executive Director Brian Abbott at 260-358-7310.This year’s Hall of Fame class includes three coaches; a selection from the veteran’s committee; and a benefactor.  Each of these recipients will be recognized and will speak at the HOF Banquet and receive two plaques commemorating their induction.  One of those plaques will be on permanent display at the Indiana Baseball Hall of Fame in Jasper, IN.  See www.indbaseballhalloffame.org for further information.COACHES:Greg Marschand has coached the Lewis Cass Kings for 35 years and compiled a 548 – 383 record during that time. He has won 5 sectional titles, 2 regional championships, 1 semi-state crown, and was the 2009 Class 2A runner-up losing to Heritage Christian in the state finals. His teams have also won 10 Mid-Indiana Conference championships. Greg is a 1999 inductee into the Columbus State University Hall of Fame where he set school career records of 32 victories (32-12), most innings pitched (327 2/3) and most starts (48) as four-year starter (1973-76).Chip Sweet spent 21 years coaching baseball at Shakamak High School. A graduate of Shakamak H.S. and the University of Florida he began his coaching career in 1990. During his coaching years he won 328 games against 162 losses. His championships included 14 Sectionals, 6 Regionals, 4 Semi-States, and one state championship in 2014, which was the last game he coached.  His teams won 11 Southwest Indiana Athletic Conference titles and 9 Tri-Rivers Conference crowns. He was a South All-Star coach at Jasper in 2004 and had his number retired by Shakamak HS.Steve DeGroote graduated from Twin Rivers High School in Bode, Iowa. He completed his college degree at William Penn College where he played baseball, basketball, and football. He coached 6 seasons at Corwith Lesley High School in Corwith, Iowa before coming to Indiana State University as an assistant baseball coach from 1980 – 1985.  In 1993, Steve took over the West Vigo High School program and coached there until 2013. During that time he won 10 sectional titles, 5 regional championships, and 1 semi-state crown while compiling an overall record of 441 – 118. His 2009 team was the state – runner up. He won 11 Western Indiana conference titles, coached 12 D1 players, and had 3 players drafted out of high school. He also coached cross-country, boys and girl’s basketball, and football.VETERAN’S COMMITTEE:Paul Ehrman spent 41 years umpiring for the IHSAA and various college programs.  A graduate of Carroll (Flora) High School in 1963 and Ball State University in 1967, Paul began teaching and coaching at Taylor High School 1967-69 and followed that with stints at Delphi (1969-73) and Batesville (1973-78) before becoming athletic director at East Central High School from 1978-87. A career change to State Farm Insurance began in 1987 and he is still an active agent today.  From 1964-2004 he umpired and officiated baseball for the IHSAA; in addition to umpiring 15 years of softball.  Paul umpired 40 baseball sectionals, 22 regionals, 12 semi-states and 7 state finals (2 in 1970’s; 2 in 1980’s; 2 in 1990’s; and 1 in 2004).  He worked an average of 40 high school games in those 41 years and sprinkled in 15 years of umpiring college baseball.Named District Umpire of the Year numerous times he also found time to establish an umpiring school and do umpire scheduling for 20 Southeastern Indiana schools from 1986 – 2004.  One of the highlights of his career was to umpire state finals that Don Mattingly participated in.BENEFACTOR:Barton L. “Bart” Kaufman has long been involved in baseball in Indiana.  He prepped three seasons at Shelbyville High School and then went on to play collegiately at IU for Ernie Andres.  His senior year he was named all Big Ten and hit .452, which was runner-up to Bill Freehan of Michigan.  He then attended Law School in Bloomington and continued to play and coach baseball in the amateur leagues in Indianapolis.  As a part of that extended play, he was a participant in the Dodgertown Adult Fantasy Camps and is a member of the Hall of Fame in that area.In 1982, Indianapolis mayor William Hudnut appointed Bart to help bring an NFL team to Indy and in the process he found two major baseball franchises that considered moving to the capital city, but those moves never came to fruition.  More recently, Mr. Kaufman has been involved in new facility developments that have allowed young people to keep playing baseball and softball.Kaufman Stadium is the home of softball at the Jewish Community Center in Indianapolis; Kaufman Field is the home of the Marian College Knights baseball team; and Bart Kaufman Field is the new home (as of 2014) for the Indiana University baseball team.  His donations and generosity are second only to his love for the game and the opportunities that it affords our young people today.last_img read more

WRBI Airs State Football Championship Games

first_imgLAWRENCEBURG, Ind. — The #8 Lawrenceburg Tigers (13-1) take on the #4 Fort Wayne Concordia Cadets (12-2) Saturday (11/26) in the IHSAA 3A State Championship Game.The game is played in Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.Tickets are available for $15 each.WRBI will also have live coverage of the game.Kickoff is scheduled for 3:30 p.m.WRBI will also be broadcasting the 4A state championship title game between Roncalli and Northwood today beginning at 3:00 PM.We will also have live coverage of the 1A championship game between Linton-Stockton and Pioneer on Saturday beginning at Noon.last_img

Benitez focused on claiming second place

first_img The Blues travel to second-placed Manchester City on Sunday knowing a win will close the gap on the reigning champions to a single point. However, United are currently a massive 16 points clear of Chelsea – and 12 above City – and Benitez concedes it will be “difficult” for anyone to catch the league leaders “To finish as high as possible is a challenge,” he said. “So we’ll try to finish second if we can, you never know – this is a massive game, so let’s see where we are at the end. Until the last week, we may be fighting each other.” Chelsea will fight to finish as high as they can in the Barclays Premier League but interim manager Rafael Benitez has conceded Manchester United look set to win a 20th league crown. Benitez added: “My idea is to think about this one, because it will make the difference. If you are closer to City, you have to chase the second position. The other one (winning the league), it depends on United. If they don’t lose games and drop points it’ll be difficult. We just have to concentrate on us.” Goalkeeper Petr Cech echoed his manager’s comments and believes City are struggling with the heightened expectations of being the defending champions. “Second place is more than possible for us, we just need to have a good run of results,” he said. “To win the league I think we are maybe a little bit too far, it would need a meltdown from Man United but everything is possible. “They (City) will be at home and need to win if they are going to challenge Manchester United for the title, they can’t afford any more slip-ups. It is a new situation for them, there are lots of players in their squad who have never faced the situation of defending a title. “You can see that they are behind and the pressure is on them and they have to fight with that, it is always easier when you win the first title and is worse when you defend it because you are the team to beat so it becomes tougher.” Benitez is expected to recall Ashley Cole, Frank Lampard and Branislav Ivanovic for the game at the Etihad Stadium after resting the trio for Thursday night’s 1-1 Europa League draw with Sparta Prague. Captain John Terry played the entire 90 minutes against the Czech outfit and is unlikely to be risked for the whole game at City. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

SBC Events launches Knowledge Centre for industry professionals

first_img Related Articles Share StumbleUpon SBC Events has marked the launch of its new Knowledge Centre by sharing specialist sports betting insight from a trio of industry big hitters.During last month’s Betting on Football conference at Stamford Bridge, SBC gathered valuable knowledge for sports betting and gaming professionals by conducting exclusive video interviews with speakers and high-level delegates.The first three of these videos are now live on SBC Events, featuring Snaitech CEO Fabio Schiavolin, Mr Green CEO Jesper Kärrbrink and Danske Spil CEO Niels Erik Folmann, with many more to be added over the coming months.On the second largest gambling market in Europe, Schiavolin commented: “There is still fragmentation in the growing Italian market, in which many small and medium operators are operating. By integrating SNAI with Cogetech, we created the basic structure for the consolidation of the market, followed by INTRALOT merging with Gamenet.”Discussing Scandinavia’s reputation for gambling based innovation, Kärrbrink said: “Scandinavia is a hotbed of innovation because of its history – a history of entrepreneurship, of technology development, of successful companies such as Ericsson and Spotify, but also a heritage of gambling, which has been a key part of society for hundreds of years. If you add this together, you get a very interesting environment for technology driven betting companies.”Addressing the regulatory challenges across the region, Folmann added: “The key challenge for the Scandinavian sports betting market is that we have full regulation in Denmark, and Sweden coming up, but Finland and Norway are not regulated yet, so you have this enormous pressure from our international competitors on both the commercial terms and innovation.”SBC Events is part of the SBC Global group of companies that works with industry leaders to develop the sports betting industry through news coverage, knowledge creation, conferences and exhibitions, seminars and industry awards.SBC Global Founder Rasmus Sojmark said: “The Knowledge Centre on SBC Events delivers sports betting insight from some of the leading lights in the industry, covering key topics that are then expanded on at our conferences throughout the year. Publishing interviews with market leaders from Italy and Scandinavia is the perfect way to get this underway.” Submit Share Danish FA backs Danske Spil’s Safe Play campaign August 24, 2020 SBC Summit Barcelona – Digital unveils unrivalled speaker line-up August 19, 2020 Danske Spil calls for esports makeover with Pinnacle Solution August 25, 2020last_img read more

Without much help from Blake Griffin, Clippers see Warriors take series opener

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error The teams were nip-and-tuck in the second quarter. The Clippers never led by more than five points, the Warriors by not more than three.Paul had 13 points in the first half for the Clippers and Redick had 10. Curry had 10 points in the half for Golden State, Thompson eight.Game 2 of the series is set for Monday night at 7:30 at Staples Center. Paul led the Clippers with 28 points, seven rebounds and eight assists. J.J. Redick scored 22 points. Griffin fouled out late in the fourth quarter. He played just 20 minutes and scored 16 points with just three rebounds, well under his season averages in both departments. DeAndre Jordan had 11 points and 14 rebounds.Klay Thompson led the Warriors with 22 points, David Lee had 20 points and 13 rebounds and Stephen Curry and Harrison Barnes scored 14 apiece.The Clippers took a 12-1 lead, but by the time the end of the first quarter rolled around they were leading just 29-24. And that’s only because Jamal Crawford banked in a 3-pointer at the first-quarter buzzer.Griffin took his third foul at the outset of the second quarter and did not play again until the second half. He played just four minutes in the first half and scored four points.Andre Iguodala of the Warriors had four first-half fouls and played just six minutes in the initial 24 minutes of action.center_img LOS ANGELES — There was so much talk about the hard feelings between the Clippers and Warriors — especially when it comes to Clippers forward Blake Griffin – and then Griffin was almost a non-factor in their Western Conference playoff series opener on Saturday at Staples Center.Griffin played just four minutes in the first half because of three fouls. He had five fouls before the end of the third quarter and played just 15 of the first 36 minutes.The Clippers rallied from an 11-point deficit to tie the game late, but they could not forge ahead and Golden State took a 109-105 victory in a thriller before a sellout crowd of 19,339 at Staples Center.The Warriors led 93-82 with 10:35 to play. Chris Paul buried a 3-pointer with 2:24 left to tie the game. But with his team trailing 107-105, Paul lost the ball out of bounds with 18.9 seconds to play.last_img read more

Wellington High School Bulletin: August 21, 2015

first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Thursday, August 21, 2015 – Today’s bulletin at Wellington High School: •Any student interested in Classic Movie Club can stop by room 205 and talk to Mr. Rose.•School Pictures will be on September 3.•Just a Reminder: Students playing a fall sport must have their Sports’ Fee paid before the first game.•If you are interested in participating in cross country, please meet Coach Wallace after school at the track.•Cowley County Community College will be here tomorrow at 12:30 to collect payments and to deliver books.•Auditions for the All school Musical (Seussical) will be held on Monday and Tuesday Aug. 25th & 26th.  Please see Mrs. Kelly to sign up for an audition time. Friday’s lunchChicken & Noodles, mashed potatoes, green beans, orange wedges.     Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more

Onyango stands in Zamalek’s way in Champions League final

first_imgJohannesburg, South Africa | AFP | Zamalek of Egypt can draw comfort from the past as they seek to overturn a 3-0 deficit on Sunday in the second leg of the CAF Champions League final against Mamelodi Sundowns.Canon Yaounde (Cameroon), Mouloudia Alger (Algeria) and Asante Kotoko (Ghana) faced similar dire circumstances to the Cairo club in previous finals and only the latter did not finish overall winners.Another morale boost for the “White Knights” ahead of the return match at the 86,000-seat Borg El Arab stadium in Alexandria is that no South African club has beaten Egyptian rivals in a final.Sundowns fell to Al Ahly in their only previous appearance 15 years ago and the same Cairo club defeated Orlando Pirates in the 2013 final.But Sundowns have had the measure of Zamalek this season, also beating them 1-0 at home and 2-1 away during the group phase.The Egyptians will have to put more than three past the imposing Ugandan goalkeeper Denis Onyango, who had a quiet first leg. Among the nominees for the African player of the year award, Onyango has had a great season for club and country, and now says the club title is all that is on his mind.“It is a great honour to be nominated by CAF, but to us it means nothing if we don’t win the CAF Champions League,” Onyango told the press.With $1.5 million (1.38 million euros) and a place at the FIFA Club World Cup in Japan going to the overall winners, Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane is taking nothing for granted.“We need a miracle to win the trophy,” admitted coach Moamen Soliman this week after watching his mix of Egyptian and Nigerian stars outplayed in Pretoria last weekend.“But we won by four goals at home to Wydad Casablanca in the semi-finals and lost by three goals in Morocco so nothing is impossible.“Sundowns have fantastic players who are strong and fast. We have to be stronger and faster than them.“We have to give everything, attack relentlessly and not think too much about Sundowns.”Outspoken Zamalek club chairman Mortada Mansour expects much more from his team in a return match expected to be watched by a crowd restricted to 40,000 for security reasons.“Some of our players in Pretoria did not deserve to wear the Zamalek shirt. I will not name them — they know who they are,” said he thundered. Goalkeeper Ahmed El Shenawy and veteran midfielder Shikabala — real name Mahmoud Abdel Razek Fadlallah — have unhappy first-leg memories.El Shenawy allowed a Tebogo Langerman cross to dip behind him into the net for the second Sundowns goal.And captain Shikabala was largely anonymous on the left flank until replaced 10 minutes into the second half with Zamalek three goals behind.Should Soliman axe El Shenawy, Mahmoud “Genesh” Abdel Rahim will start and the coach hopes long-term casualty Ali Fathy is fit to fill the troublesome left-back position.‘Not there yet’ The South Africans complained to the competition organisers soon after arriving in Egypt when a request for a change of training venue was rejected.“There will be hostility from Zamalek supporters, but we are ready for anything,” said the former striker hoping to become the first South African coach of a Champions League-winning side.“A lot of people say Sundowns have already won the trophy but we have to remember that our opponents scored four goals at home in the semi-finals.“It would be foolish to consider ourselves champions ahead of the return match. We do have an advantage, but there is a big hurdle to clear on Sunday night.“We know Zamalek will attack from the kick-off, but that will create opportunities for us to catch them on the break with our speed.”Mosimane must make at least one change to the first-leg starting side with Ivorian colossus Bangaly Soumahoro set to replace suspended centre-back Wayne Arendse.Sundowns hope to become the first club eliminated during a CAF club competition to win it.After beating the South Africans in a qualifier, V Club of the Democratic Republic of Congo were banned, allowing their opponents back in.When then Libyan strongman Moamer Kadhafi barred Al Ahly Tripoli from playing an Egyptian club in the 1984 African Cup Winners Cup final for political reasons, beaten semi-finalists Canon Yaounde got a second chance — which they failed to take.Share on: WhatsApp Pages: 1 2last_img read more

ACC riding wave of buzz from FSU’s title, Winston

first_imgPittsburgh’s Tyler Boyd answers a question during a news conference at the Atlantic Coast Conference Football kickoff in Greensboro, N.C., Sunday, July 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) – It’s been a while since the Atlantic Coast Conference entered a season with this much buzz.The realigned league has the defending national champion, a Heisman Trophy winner and a national coach of the year.The ACC stumbled through much of the BCS era, but enters the first year of the four-team college football playoff with a secure future among the power-five conferences and boasts a favorite to contend for another title in Florida State.“I think we’ve got as good a shot as anybody to be in the top four the first year,” commissioner John Swofford said Sunday, the first of the league’s two-day preseason kickoff event.“We will have teams in the mix to be in the four-team playoff every year, and any time we don’t have one, we’ll be disappointed.”At least on paper, that sure looks like the Seminoles.The defending BCS champions are trying to keep themselves at a high level. The rest of the league is hoping to piggyback off Florida State’s success, hopeful that the Seminoles’ rising tide will lift the league’s other 13 boats.“Anybody can shock this ACC … and that’s what impresses me,” North Carolina quarterback Marquise Williams said. “Everybody’s going to come to compete this year – everybody feels like they have a lot of energy and a lot of confidence since Florida State won the national championship. That builds a lot of conference teams’ hype and getting more swag.”The ACC won a total of two BCS games from 1998-2011 before combining to win three in the past two years.Two of them belong to the Seminoles, who captured the final BCS championship back in January when Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston led a touchdown drive in the final seconds to beat Auburn.Boston College defensive back Dominique Williams called it “a good look for the ACC” and Winston began his hour-long sit-down session with reporters by asking them to clap.“How does it feel to have an ACC team come in here with a national championship?” Winston asked. “Can we get us, the ACC, a round of applause? Finally. We took it away from the SEC, man. It’s a blessing.”That wasn’t all. Duke’s David Cutcliffe earned a handful of national coach of the year awards after guiding the Blue Devils to a school-record 10 wins and a most unlikely Coastal Division title.And the ACC boasted more than a few individual award winners: Walter Camp and Davey O’Brien (Winston), Doak Walker (Boston College’s Andre Williams), Outland and Lombardi (Pittsburgh’s Aaron Donald) and Lou Groza (Roberto Aguayo, Florida State).But that’s in the past. Now it’s almost time to find out who can get it done this year.Will it be league newcomer Louisville, the 2013 national champion in men’s basketball and replacement for Maryland that has won 23 football games in its final two years in the old Big East and American Athletic conferences?“You do good in one sport, the next sport, it’s like, ‘OK, since our school does this in one sport, we’re going to go ahead and show that we can do it too,” Cardinals defensive end Lorenzo Mauldin said. “Basketball does good, that means football season is right around the corner. Football season has a follow-up with basketball. … It’s just an ongoing change but we all want to be great at the University of Louisville.”Will it be Miami and Duke Johnson, who’s coming back from a broken ankle yet still looks like the league’s top offensive player not named Winston? Johnson rushed for 920 yards and six touchdowns before breaking his ankle in the Florida State loss.“In my heart, I feel like we have the potential to be” the Coastal’s best team, Johnson said. “But having potential and going out and doing it are two different things.”Will it be North Carolina, a perennial sleeping giant which returns 17 starters and is settling into third-year coach Larry Fedora’s up-tempo offense?Or will it be a surprise – just like Duke last year?“It’s all wide open,” Williams said of the league’s Coastal Division – the one without Florida State.If nothing else, the Seminoles have given the rest of the league something to shoot for – and, for the ones that have them on the conference’s eight-game schedule, a chance at a season-making victory.“You may say this is being too optimistic, but if and when we beat them this year, that’s really going to have a lot of positive attention on us,” Wake Forest fullback Jordan Garside said.___Follow Joedy McCreary on Twitter at http://twitter.com/joedyaplast_img read more