Arsenal boss Unai Emery insists Philippe Coutinho loan deal has not been discussed

first_imgUnai Emery is a fan of Coutinho (Picture: Getty Images)Coutinho was an unused substitute in the game at the Nou Camp which saw Luis Suarez score a last minute winner for the Catalans.Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang had given Barca the lead before an Ainsley Maitland-Niles own goal leveled things up.Despite defeat, Emery was pleased with the pre-season run out and is raring to go for the start of the Premier League campaign away to Newcastle on Sunday.‘Good feelings today, the game has been positive,’ continued the Spaniard. ‘I look forward to the Premier League, there we have to look for a performance and a better result than today.’More: 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 CityNew signing Dani Ceballos came off the bench for Arsenal against Barca and Emery has been impressed with the midfielder since his arrival on loan from Real Madrid.‘Dani comes to contribute his qualities. What I like most is the desire he is putting in and the hunger with which he comes.‘We will try to help him take a step forward as soccer player.’MORE: Unai Emery reveals his plan for Arsenal record signing Nicolas Pepe after Barcelona defeatMORE: Arsenal fans tell Unai Emery to sell three players after Barcelona defeat Advertisement Advertisement Philippe Coutinho has been linked with a loan move to Arsenal (Picture: Getty Images)Unai Emery says that a proposed loan move taking Philippe Coutinho from Barcelona to Arsenal as not been ‘talked about at any time.’The La Liga champions are willing to let the Brazilian leave this summer and would consider allowing him to go out on a season-long loan, for a substantial fee of around £27.4m.Reports in Spain suggest that Coutinho is not interested in a loan switch, however, and still wants to stay and fight for his place at the Nou Camp.Emery has also distanced the club from rumours of a move for the Liverpool man, although admits that he is a big fan of the player.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTSpeaking after Arsenal’s 2-1 friendly defeat to Barcelona on Sunday, Emery said, via SER: ‘We’ve never talked about Coutinho. He’s a splendid player, but we haven’t talked about Coutinho at any time.’ Comment Phil HaighMonday 5 Aug 2019 7:57 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link203Shares Arsenal boss Unai Emery insists Philippe Coutinho loan deal has not been discussedlast_img read more

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Gov. Wolf Leads Rally to Raise the Wage in Pennsylvania

first_imgGov. Wolf Leads Rally to Raise the Wage in Pennsylvania Minimum Wage,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today held a Raise the Wage rally with legislators and advocacy groups as a reminder that it’s past time to raise Pennsylvania’s minimum wage to $12 an hour. The boost in pay would enable tens of thousands of people to work their way off of public assistance, saving taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars and growing the economy for everyone.“I’ve said it before, I’ll say it today, and I’ll keep saying it – it’s past time that we raise the wage in Pennsylvania,” Gov. Wolf said. “Pennsylvania must be a place where hard work is rewarded, but our minimum wage hasn’t changed in a decade and too many hardworking people are struggling to get by. We must raise the wage.”Governor Wolf was joined by Mayor Jim Kenney, Sens. Christine Tartaglione and Vince Hughes, Representative Jason Dawkins, and representatives of Raise the Wage and Restaurant Opportunities Centers United, among many others, at the Frankford Transportation Center in northeast Philadelphia.“I fought hard in 2006 when we were a leader in raising the minimum wage,” Sen. Hughes said. “Doubters said it wouldn’t happen, but we beat the odds and won. I believe we can secure victory once again and pave a better path for Pennsylvanians. It is unacceptable for our commonwealth to continue with a minimum wage that, by law, drives people into poverty.”“Let’s be clear about the people who we’re going to help by raising the minimum wage,” said Sen. Christine M. Tartaglione, “It’s not just the teenagers who work at fast food restaurants, convenience stores, and other part-time, entry level jobs. The overwhelming majority of those who would see their paychecks get bigger – 90 percent in fact – are in their 20s or older. And half of them are full-time workers. On average, these folks earn more than half of their family’s total income. Raising the minimum wage to $12 this year would benefit more than one million Pennsylvania workers and their families.”““Philadelphia is dealing with a 26 percent poverty rate,” said state Rep. Jason Dawkins, Philadelphia House Delegation chairman. “There are many families that are working minimum wage jobs and having difficulty making ends meet. We need to change this. The Philadelphia House Delegation stands behind Governor Wolf in finally raising the minimum wage. The increase would enable thousands of working class and poor families to transition out of poverty. Raising the minimum wage for Philadelphia and for all of Pennsylvania is long overdue.”Pennsylvania’s minimum wage has been stuck at $7.25 an hour since 2009. Over the decade, 29 states, including all our neighboring states, have raised the wage floor for their workers.The governor’s proposal raises the wage to $12 an hour on July 1, 2019, with gradual 50 cent increases until reaching $15 an hour in 2025. New Jersey recently became the fourth state on a pathway to a $15 minimum wage.When workers are paid fairly, fewer people will need public assistance. At $12 an hour, nearly 17,000 adults will leave Medicaid next year and another 51,000 the following year. A portion of the savings will be re-invested to provide at least a $12 minimum wage for workers providing Department of Human Services-supported childcare and home care for seniors and people with disabilities.With workers earning more and leaving the public safety net, taxpayers will save $36 million in Medicaid costs next year and $119 million the following year. The savings are achieved without raising taxes or increasing the size of government.“I’ve been a homecare worker for 15 years and I love it, but the work is extremely challenging,” said Lolita Owens. “I don’t make enough to survive on my own. We need more homecare attendants to care for the state’s aging population, but without wages that workers can live on, half of the them will quit less than a year after they start.”Governor Wolf also wants the state to transition to one fair minimum wage for all workers, as tipped workers are currently forced to survive on only $2.83 an hour plus tips. Tipping would continue, but workers, typically women, would not have to rely solely on consumers. Tipped workers are twice as likely to live in poverty compared with the overall workforce, and nearly half rely on public assistance. Pennsylvania’s tipped wage has been unchanged for 21 years, while seven other states have eliminated the subminimal wage for tipped workers.Last year the governor put a similar plan into action for state workers. In June, he signed an executive order raising the minimum wage for employers under his jurisdiction to $12 an hour on July 1, 2018. The wage will gradually rise to $15 an hour in 2025.“Raising the minimum wage lets people afford the basics, like food, rent and transportation, and saves each of us who are currently paying for their public benefits because their employers don’t pay them enough,” Gov. Wolf said. “Raising Pennsylvania’s minimum wage is the right thing to do.” February 08, 2019center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

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Live like royalty in Mediterranean-style Gold Coast castle

first_img MORE NEWS: New home hotspots revealed It has a Mediterranean style with Italian and Spanish influences. There is plenty of space to entertain guests.“They built it to an Italian style,” he said, adding it also had Spanish influences.“They want to downsize and have something smaller in Australia and then probably buy something in Poland as well.”He said the upstairs balcony was one of the home’s standout features.“That balcony, it’s just magic,” he said.“The most impressive part of (the property) is the views.”Property records show it is listed with multiple agencies. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:58Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:58 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD576p576p360p360p216p216pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis 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.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenWhy location is everything in real estate01:59 MORE NEWS: V8 racer’s parents take another shot at selling Coast home The castle-like house at 32 Eagles Close, Tamborine Mountain is listed with a $2.35 million price tag.HOUSE hunters on the market for a castle would usually need to take their search to Europe. But one Gold Coast listing is offering a taste of the royal life in our own backyard. The Mediterranean-style residence occupies a prime position on Tamborine Mountain with views that stretch far and wide.Known as ‘Villa Maria’, the sprawling 1.01ha property includes a two-storey castle-like house, separate entertainment pavilion and extensive gardens with fruit and nut trees, a vegetable patch and chook run.center_img It is listed with a $2.35 million price tag.Professionals Serendipity agent Ton Wolf said it was unlike any other property on the Coast.“It’s very impressive,” he said.It has been on and off the market for the past two years but Mr Wolf and colleague Paul Edwards have recently taken over the marketing in a renewed sales push.Columns, arches and a turret define the property on the outside while marble fireplaces, feature light fittings, detailed cornices and Rosewood timber window and door frames characterise the inside.Mr Wolf said the owners were a Polish couple who built the house in 2005. Feel like royalty while kicking back in the bath. What a view!More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa11 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days ago The entertainment pavilion has a barbecue and pizza oven.last_img read more

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Unlicensed gun sends man to jail

first_imgThe suspect was detained in thecustodial facility of the Pavia police station, facing charges./PN His arrest came after brothers John andMichael Estemar reported to the police that Vargas allegedly threatened toshoot them on the evening of Feb. 13. He was Roger Vargas of Barangay Tagbak,Jaro district. ILOILO City – A man was nabbed forpossessing an unlicensed gun in Barangay Aganan, Pavia, Iloilo. Gustilo fled, but pursuing policeofficers arrested him later, a police report showed. He failed to show pertinent papersshowing legal ownership of the weapon, the report added. Recovered from Vargas was a .9-mm pistolwith several bullets. last_img

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March 5, 2018 Police Blotter

first_imgMarch 5, 2018 Police Blotter030518 Decatur County Fire Report030518 Decatur County EMS Report030518 Decatur County Law Report030518 Decatur Coiunty Jail Report030518 Batesville Police Blotterlast_img

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Fury employs cut-man ‘Stitch’ Duran

first_imgRelatedPosts Tyson Fury to Anthony Joshua: Don’t risk fighting Usyk Anthony Joshua wants Tyson Fury, Wilder fight Joshua: Tyson Fury won’t distract me Tyson Fury will use the services of cut-man Jacob ‘Stitch’ Duran in his rematch against Deontay Wilder to prevent a repeat of the terrible slash that marred his last fight. Fury overcame a bad cut above his right eye to outpoint Otto Wallin in September, which initially looked like it could disrupt plans to fight Wilder again. But Fury has recovered and will challenge for Wilder’s WBC heavyweight championship on February 22 in Las Vegas, 14 months after they fought to a draw. Eddie Hearn, who promotes Anthony Joshua, reacted to Fury’s win over Wallin: “He’s very lucky not to lose the fight with that cut. I think any other country in the world, they would have stopped the fight.” Fury heads into the rematch with a new trainer, Sugarhill Steward, and will rely on renowned cut-man Duran to prevent another mid-fight crisis. Duran described their link-up as “an honour”. American veteran Duran has forged a career working with some of boxing’s biggest names, including Wladimir Klitschko who was rebuilt by Emanuel Steward, the Hall of Famer and uncle of Fury’s new trainer. Duran explained his unique job to Sky Sports two years ago: “A doctor stops a fight when a fighter is at a disadvantage. My job, first and foremost, is to eliminate any disadvantage. My job is to give them one more round. “I focus on the cut and look into a fighter’s eyes – if I notice he is not capable, then I make recommendations [to stop] to the coach. You have to make split-second decisions. “My job is not to give instructions but usually, when I say something, guys know there’s a lot of truth to it.”— Tags: Deontay WilderOtto WallinSugarhill StewardTyson Furylast_img read more

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Michu set for Napoli loan move

first_imgNapoli and Swansea are in talks over the transfer of Spanish striker Michu on a season-long loan, Press Association Sport understands. Michu moved to Swansea from Rayo Vallecano in a £2.2m deal in the summer of 2012 and was the club’s top scorer with 22 goals in his first season. The former Celta Vigo star struggled with knee and ankle problems which limited him to just 15 starts in the Premier League in the 2013-14 season. The 28-year-old Michu is under contract with the Swans until 2017. Napoli’s Spanish coach Rafa Benitez is looking to strengthen their attacking line ahead of next season’s Champions League campaign. The Naples outfit finished third in Serie A last season. Michu has not travelled with Swansea to the United States for their pre-season tour. Bahia International, the company that represents Michu, confirmed to Press Association Sport on Wednesday that the clubs are in negotiations with a view to Michu joining Napoli on a one-season loan deal. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

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West Bengal Table Tennis Association Decide To Unite

first_imgKolkata: The three different table tennis associations in West Bengal have decided to unite and operate as one by April this year, it was announced here on Thursday. Earlier this month, representatives of the West Bengal Table Tennis Association (WBTTA) and the North Bengal Table Tennis Association (NBTTA) met officials of the Table Tennis Federation of India (TTFI) in New Delhi in their effort to also unite the Bengal Table Tennis Association (BTTA). IANSAlso Read: Sports Newslast_img

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Asian Games Asian Games 2018, Day 2: Vinesh Phogat wins gold in 50 kg freestyle wrestling

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Asian Games News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. # BADMINTON – India lose in Quarters to Indonesia 1-3# VOLLEYBALL: Indian men’s volleyball players opens their campaign with a 3-0 win over Hong Kong in Pool F# KABADDI: Men’s Kabaddi team lose to Korea by a narrow margin of 23-24.# WRESTLING: Sumit Malik enters the bronze medal match# SHOOTING: Lakshay bags Silver medal in Men’s Trap Final!# WRESTLING: Vinesh Phogat in Women’s Freestyle 50kg Finals after a 10-0 win over Uzbekistan’s Yakhshimuratova Dauletbike.# WRESTLING: Sakshi Malik loses to Kyrgyztan’s Tynybekova Aisuluu in Women’s Freestyle 62kg by 7-8.# SHOOTING: Manavjit Singh Sandhu and Lakshay qualify for Men’s Trap Final.# WRESTLING: Pooja Dhanda loses to North Korea’s Jong Myong Suk by 0-10 in what was a total domination in Women’s Freestyle 57kg category.# WRESTLING: Sakshi Malik reaches semi-finals by thumping Kazakhstan’s Kassymova Ayaulym 10-0 in Women’s Freestyle 62kg category.# BADMINTON: Kidambi Srikanth loses to Indonesia’s Anthony Sinisuka Ginting by 21-23, 20-22, 10-21 in Men’s Team Quarter-Finals.# TENNIS: Kamran Kaur Thandi defeats Altansarnai Jargal of Mongolia by 6-1, 6-0 in Women’s single round of 32.# WRESTLING: Pooja Dhanda enters Women’s Freestyle 57kg semi-finals with a 12-1 win over Uzbekistan’s Esenbaeva Nabira.# SHOOTING: Seema Tomar ends in last position in Women’s Trap Final.# WRESTLING: Pooja Dhanda absolutely mauls Thailand’s Sookdondyor Orasa by 10-0 to advance to Women’s Freestyle 57kg quarter-finals.# SHOOTING: Seema Tomar qualifies for Women’s Trap Finals. While Shreyasi Singh failed got eliminated# SHOOTING: Vinesh Phogat enters quarter-finals by defeating China’s Sun Yanan 8-2 in Women’s Freestyle 50kg.# SHOOTING: Apurvi Chandela finished fifth in the Women’s 10m Air Rifle event.# HANDBALL: India defeats Malaysia by 45-19 in Men’s Handball main round# SEPAKTAKRAW: India defeats Iran# ROWING: Team India advance to Men’s 4x200m Freestyle Relay Final# TENNIS: Ankita Raina defeats Indonesia’s Gumulya Beatrice to reach Women’s singles Last 16.# BADMINTON: Saina Nehwal has been beaten by Nozomi Okuhara by 21-11, 23-25, 21-16 in the third match. Japan now leads 2-1.# SHOOTING: Apurvi Chandela qualifies for 10m Air Rifle Women Finals.# BASKETBALL: India were defeated by Unified Korea 54-104 in their second Group A match.# KABADDI: Indian women team beat Thailand 33-23 in Group A match.# MEDAL TALLY:  India-3 (1 gold, 1 silver, 1 bronze)# SHOOTING: Deepak Kumar bags the silver medal in Men’s Shooting 10m Air Rifle.# SHOOTING: Deepak Kumar confirms Silver medal as Chinese Taipei shooter gets eliminated, he is fighting for the GOLD now!# #Badminton: Japan levels India 1-1 as Yuki Fukushima and Sayaka Hirota defeat N Sikki Reddy and Arathi Sara by 15-21, 6-21.# SWIMMING: Advait Page finishes third in Men’s 800m Freestyle swimming event # BADMINTON: PV Sindhu defeats Akane Yamaguchi by 21-18, 21-19 in the first match of the Women’s Team Quarter-final.# SHOOTING: Ravi Kumar and Deepak Kumar finish fourth and fifth in the qualification and qualify for the 10m Air Rifle Men Finals.# ROWING: Dushyant qualifies for Men’s Lightweight Single Sculls Finals New Delhi: On day 2 of the Asian Games 2018, Vinesh Phogat created history by becoming the first Indian woman wrestler to win a gold medal at the Asiad. Vinesh defeated her Japanese rival Yuji Irie 6-2 in the 50 kg category. This was India’s second Gold medal at 2018 Asian Games after Bajrang Punia, who won yellow metal in the 65 kg Freestyle wrestling event on day 1.Asian Games 2018, Day 2: India’s complete Schedule, TimingsEarlier on Sunday, India had a decent start in the Asian Games 2018 and bagged two medals – a gold by Punia and bronze by the duo of Apurvi Chandela and Ravi Kumar.  Asia’s biggest sporting extravaganza also witnessed some big upsets for India as Sushil Kumar got knocked out in the qualifying round and the duo of Manu Bhaker and Abhishek Verma failed to qualify for the medal round.Day 2 has many exciting matches lined up and the fans are definitely in for a treat as Indian athletes eye for more medals!ALSO READ: Who is Bajrang Punia? 5 facts about India’s first gold medallistUpdates of Asian Games 2018:# India assured of first ever medal in Sepak Takraw: India has assured itself of a maiden Asian Games medal in Sepak Takraw by progressing to the semifinals with a win over Iran. India defeated Iran 21-16, 19-21, 21- 17 in the first match to make a winning start to their campaign.# Another GOLD: Vinesh Phogat wins gold in 50 kg freestyle wrestlinglast_img read more

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John wins l Kadir Mohamed 80-mile cycle road race

first_imgIN form team Coco’s Jamal John returned three hours 13 minutes, 6 seconds in winning the 6th Annual Kadir Mohamed 80-mile cycle road race yesterday which was staged along the Georgetown, East Bank and Linden Highway.The Flying Stars Cycle Club organized event wheeled off from Homestretch Avenue and proceeded along Mandela Avenue before turning on the East Bank Highway to journey to Dora on the Linden Highway before returning to the place of origin for the finish.The veterans over 45 years of age as well as the juveniles and mountain bikers turned back at the first hill at Splashmin’s Fun Park.However, it was while at Farm on the East Bank of Demerara that Christopher Griffith, Walter Grant-Stuart and John attacked, but this was short-lived as Raynauth Jeffrey, Orville Hinds, Shaquel Agard Alonzo Ambrose, Andrew Hicks and Geron Williams connected to the trio and together they battled for positions.In this Adrian Narine photo, Team Coco’s Jamal John (left) romps to victory in yesterday’s Kadir Mohamed ‘One Ounce of Gold’ 80-mile Cycle Road Race ahead of Raynauth Jeffrey (right).While on the downward journey, Jeffrey and Hinds attacked the pack and were subsequently joined by John and together the trio dominated the race until they reached the final turn for home at the junction of Mandela and Homestretch Avenue near the Cultural Centre, when John jumped the pack and won comfortably by almost 30 metres.Jeffrey outsprinted Hinds to take second, while Agard placed fourth, Williams fifth, DeNobrega sixth, Alonzo Ambrose seventh and Christopher Griffith eight, respectively.In other results, Curtis Dey won the junior category ahead of Nigel Dugid, Christopher Cornelius and Marcus Keiler, respectively.The juvenile event was won by Jonathan Ramsuchit who returned two hours 30 minutes, 17 seconds. Second in this category was Ralph Seenarine while David Hicks of Berbice placed third.The veterans’ under 45 years category was won by Junior Niles ahead of Paul Cho-Wee-Nam and Keith Fernandes respectively, while the veterans’ over 45 years of age was won by Ian Jackson. Second was Oliver Younge and finishing third was Kennard Lovell.Jude Bentley won the mountain bike category ahead of Seon Budhan and Julio Melville respectively.last_img read more

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