Top Arsenal target Ryan Fraser questions Bournemouth’s price tag

first_imgAdvertisement Will Ryan Fraser leave Bournemouth? (Picture: Getty Images)Ryan Fraser may have emerged as one of Arsenal’s top summer transfer targets but the midfielder has questioned the valuation placed on his head by his own club.The Bournemouth ace is wanted by Gunners boss Unai Emery but the Scottish star suspects Arsenal will be priced out of a move.Eddie Howe’s side are demanding £30million for the 25-year-old wide man – a significant portion of Emery’s summer budget.With just 12 months left on his contract, it can be viewed as a steep valuation for the Scotland international and Fraser admitted he can’t see anyone coughing up that sort of money.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘I honestly don’t think anyone will be paying that [£30m],’ Fraser told The Scotsman. ‘It was six or seven months ago that we last spoke about my future, but nothing since. Even in the end of season meeting I had with the manager [Eddie Howe], we didn’t speak about my future. Top Arsenal target Ryan Fraser questions Bournemouth’s price tag Eddie Howe will be keen to keep him (Picture: Getty Images)‘He knows I’m not one to speak about it. If something happens, it will happen. If it doesn’t, then I’m not one to throw my rattle out of the pram. I’ll keep trying my best. I keep getting things tagged on Instagram that I’m going 
places and I think ‘Am I?’.‘I’ve got a year left with Bournemouth. If I’m there, I’ll give my all. If I’m somewhere else, I’ll give my all. I just want to play well, do my best and work hard for my team-mates.’Fraser admitted he’s happy to be linked with a move away from Dean Court, but insists a summer transfer has not become an obsession. Metro Sport ReporterFriday 14 Jun 2019 11:35 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.7kSharescenter_img Unai Emery wants Fraser (Picture: Getty Images)‘It’s nice [to be linked with big clubs],’ he added. ‘But I’m just one of those players who enjoys playing football, wherever I am. I never look too far ahead, I never want to try and think “where am I going to be playing?”‘Because if you start thinking like that, then you’ll probably start playing badly and not concentrating on the here and now on the pitch.‘Not once, since the season stopped at Bournemouth, have I thought “where am I going to be next season?” It was just about staying fit for the Scotland matches against Cyprus and Belgium and then wherever I’ll be, I’ll be. As long as I’m enjoying my football, that’s all I care about.’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 Arsenal Advertisement Commentlast_img read more

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Glasgow schoolboy in custody over ‘hate crime attack’ on Nigerian preacher

first_imgA 15-year old schoolboy has been arrested in connection with an alleged attack on a Nigerian preacher.The 46-year old preacher was reportedly robbed and hit with a glass bottle late in the evening on Friday.He was walking along Bardowie Street to his local church in Ashfield Street, Glasgow, when the incident took place.Police are treating the incident as a hate crime since reference to the preacher’s colous was allegedly made during the attack.The boy has been detained in custody in connection with the incident.last_img

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Medical schools sign MOU to create Caribbean disaster medicine centre

first_img 235 Views   no discussions Share PEMBROKE PINES, USA (Caribbean News Now) — American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine (AUC) and Harvard Medical Faculty Physicians at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (HMFP) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU), with the aim of establishing a centre of excellence for disaster medicine in the Caribbean.“As a medical school with its main campus in the Caribbean, AUC is ideally positioned to develop medical education and training opportunities in the areas of hurricane preparedness and emergency response to benefit the region and beyond,” said Heidi Chumley, MD, MBA, executive dean at AUC. “We’re excited to work with HMFP to explore a wide range of collaborative efforts, and apply our combined expertise to the challenges facing the country of St Maarten and the region.”HMFP is the academic physician group exclusively affiliated with Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), a major Harvard Medical School teaching affiliate in Boston. HMFP deploys members of its emergency medicine department to collaborations across the globe to build capacity in disaster preparedness and response systems, and provides continuing education and training to healthcare professionals and first responders.“This collaboration with AUC offers a uniquely positioned platform to develop academic, research, and operational capacity in a region where hurricanes and tropical storms pose a threat,” said Gregory R. Ciottone, MD, FACEP, FFSEM, director of the Division of Disaster Medicine at BIDMC and associate professor of emergency medicine at Harvard Medical School. “We’re looking forward to engaging with experts in the Caribbean through this centre of excellence in disaster medicine, and exposing more medical students to this challenging and immensely rewarding field.”Currently in the planning stage, the centre could potentially include academic exchanges involving faculty and medical students, continuing education and training programs, conferences and symposia, and on-site teaching on AUC’s St Maarten medical sciences campus by Harvard Medical School faculty, and leverage the wide range of medical and healthcare resources and programs within Adtalem, the parent organization AUC in St Maarten, Ross University School of Medicine (RUSM) in Dominica and Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine (RUSVM) in St Kitts.Adtalem has recently become embroiled in a massive controversy over its decision to relocate RUSM from Dominica to Barbados following Hurricane Maria in September 2017, thus impacting some 30 percent of Dominica’s economy and thus its ability to recover from the devastation caused by Maria. Share HealthInternationalLifestyleNewsPrintRegional Medical schools sign MOU to create Caribbean disaster medicine centre by: – August 9, 2018center_img Sharing is caring! Tweet Sharelast_img read more

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Bacolod cops face charges over jailbreak

first_imgBACOLOD City – Two cops onduty during Monday’s jailbreak are facing criminal raps. Sazon and Capa were residents of Barangay Banago while Penoso was fromBarangay 2. All were charged for drug-related crimes except Elangos, who hasbeen charged for child abuse. Colonel Henry Biñas, director of theBacolod City Police Office (BCPO), ordered Police Station 3 chief Major RuelCulanag to arrest and detain the two cops, who were subsequently charged beforethe City Prosecutor’s Office, and subjected to the administrative investigation. On Tuesday afternoon, one of the fourfugitives who bolted the lockup facility of Police Station 3surrendered to authorities. The 20-year-old Ely Lawrence Sazon,who faces drug-related charges, was among the four detainees who made theirescape by cutting the steel bar of their detention cell using a saw bladeshortly after midnight on Monday. The otherescapees were Sunny Capa, Michael Peñoso and Jeffrey Elangos Staff Sergeant Eric Olverio andCorporal Orwayne Jade Nadado have been charged with infidelity in the custodyof prisoners under Article 223, Section 1, Chapter 5 of the Revised Penal Code. “If negligence is proven on theirpart, they will be held liable for gross neglect of duty which is punishable bydismissal from the service. It is very unfortunate that one of them (Olverio)is retiring soon,” Biñas said. Biñas has given Culanag torecapture the escapees within two weeks. “Masmaayo nga mag surrender na lang kamokay basi may matabo pa sa inyo,” said Biñas as he urged the remainingfugitives to turn themselves in to authorities./PNlast_img read more

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Louis J. Mauer

first_imgLouis J. Mauer, 96, passed away on Friday, January 11, 2019 at IU Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.Born, June 4, 1922 in Decatur County, he was the son of Jacob and Josephine (Berkemeier) Mauer.Louis was veteran of WWII, serving in the Army from 1942 until 1945.  He was stationed in the Pacific and was awarded a Purple Heart in 1944.  He worked for Moorman Sawmill in St. Maurice and farmed for most of his life before retirement.Louis was a member of St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church in St. Maurice.  He was also a member of the American Legion Post 129 in Greensburg.Louis married Catherine E. Schroeder on April 12, 1951 and she survives.Survivors include, his wife; Catherine Mauer, Greensburg, 6 sons; James (Cheryl) Mauer, Batesville, John (Lori) Mauer, Greensburg, Jerome (Sue) Mauer, Greensburg, Philip Mauer, Greensburg, David (Marilles) Mauer, Greensburg, Brian (Lori) Mauer, Greensburg, 7 daughters; Barbara (Randy) O’Dell, Greensburg, Deborah (Robert) Schott, Indianapolis, Jane (Phillip) Wallpe, Greensburg, Joan (Butch) Riedeman, Greensburg, Cynthia (Phil) Geis, Greensburg, Jeanne (Jeff) Loechle, Greensburg, Beth (Colby) McCorkel, Carmel, 31 grandchildren, and 43 great grandchildren.He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers; Leonard and Ed Mauer, two sisters; Dorothy and Marie Mauer, and two grandchildren; Emily Mauer and Ben McCorkel.A rosary service will begin at 3:30 pm on Monday, January 14, 2019 at Porter-Oliger-Pearson Funeral Home followed by visitation until 8 pm.Visitation will also be from 10-11 am on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at St. Catherine of Siena, St. Maurice followed by a funeral mass at 11:00 am officiated by Rev. Bill Ehalt.Burial and military graveside rites will follow at St. Maurice Catholic Cemetery.Memorials can be made to St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church.Online condolences can be made to the family at www.popfuneralhome.comlast_img read more

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State hotline for business and industry questions

first_imgINDIANAPOLIS – There is a hotline for business and industry questions in regard to the Stay-At-Home order that was issued by the Governor Monday.The Critical Industries Hotline is available by emailing covidresponse@iedc.in.gov. The center is for business and industry questions only.Also, there is a website dedicated to answering common questions about the order by clicking this link here.The stay at home order has been issued from March 25 until April 7.last_img

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Bale rues Champions League failure

first_img Press Association Gareth Bale admits he found Tottenham’s latest failure to qualify for the Champions League hard to stomach. Bale will play his last match of the season on Thursday when he and his Tottenham team-mates take on the Jamaica national team in a friendly in the Bahamas. Bale, who scored 31 goals for club and country this term, will discuss his future with Spurs over the next coming weeks. The club are understandably keen to hold on to their star man and manager Andre Villas-Boas recently called on the forward to end speculation about his future by signing a new deal at White Hart Lane. For now, the signs look promising for Tottenham fans. From his comments in the immediate aftermath of the victory over Sunderland, he seemed in no mood to abandon ship and head to Real Madrid. “We fought hard this season, the team and the manager have been great,” he said. “We have got the record points for the club in the Premier League. “That would normally be enough to qualify for the Champions League, but it’s not meant to be again. It’s disappointing, but we will pick ourselves up again. We will just have to regroup this season and give it another go.” Villas-Boas is keen to build his team around Bale next season, and stressed that significant investment was required in order to bridge the small gap between themselves and Arsenal. Leandro Damiao, Christian Eriksen, Christian Benteke and Heung-Min Son have been mentioned as possible targets for the north London club. Bale thinks the foundations are there for Spurs to have a successful 2013-14 season. He added: “It was great to get the win but the clouds just came over and made it a little bit duller, but it’s something we have to learn from, we are a young squad, and we will take it in to the future.” center_img Bale rounded off a remarkable year on Sunday by scoring his 26th goal of the season, but his wonder winner against Sunderland was not enough to earn the club Champions League qualification. Having enjoyed such a successful season personally, the Welshman concedes that he was disappointed to miss out on another shot at the big time. “It was obviously great to sign off with a great goal in the last minute, but circumstances made it hard to celebrate,” Bale told Spurs TV Online after picking up his latest accolade – the Tottenham Player-of-the-Year award. “To play the way we have also but to miss out on our objective (Champions League qualification) is very disappointing.” last_img read more

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Sturridge stars again in Villa defeat

first_imgDaniel Sturridge proved Liverpool’s match-winner for a second successive weekend as the Merseyside club edged out Aston Villa 1-0 to make their best start to a Premier League season for five years. Liverpool finished second to Manchester United that season and Rodgers can only be delighted with the start his side have made without the suspended Luis Suarez. For Villa, it was their third game in a tough opening eight days of the new season after victory at Arsenal and defeat at Chelsea, and they appeared off the pace in the opening 40 minutes against a sharper Reds side. A late flurry at the end of the first half set the tone for a second period in which the hosts dominated and could well have taken a share of the spoils. Liverpool’s new goalkeeper Simon Mignolet, who saved a late penalty against Stoke, denied the in-form Christian Benteke with a superb one-handed stop. There was plenty of cause for optimism for a youthful Villa side who have already showed signs of development from the one which struggled against relegation last term, despite failing to keep a Premier League clean sheet for a club-record 25th match. Villa manager Paul Lambert handed full debuts to summer signings Jores Okore and Leandro Bacuna, while Rodgers kept faith with the starting XI who saw off Stoke. Both sides looked to feel each other out inside the opening 15 minutes, with the visitors showing the greater incision, although neither goalkeeper was forced into action. Philippe Coutinho sent an effort high and wide after good work down the left by Enrique as the Reds started to dominate possession. And it was no surprise when they made the breakthrough after 21 minutes. Sturridge started the move before losing his marker, Okore, and when Enrique’s pass from the left was dummied by Coutinho on the edge on the area, the former Chelsea striker showed great footwork to evade two defenders as well as Guzan and convert. The Birmingham-born striker, who started his youth career with Villa, delivered a moment of pure quality midway through the first half, receiving Jose Enrique’s left-wing pass before dancing past two defenders, rounding Brad Guzan and transferring his balance to poke home with his left foot. It came after the England marksman fired the Reds to a 1-0 opening-day win over Stoke, leaving Brendan Rodgers’ side with six points from their first two league games for the first time since 2008. Press Association The goal only further boosted Liverpool’s confidence while the hosts were chasing shadows at times. With the home faithful becoming slightly frustrated, Bacuna sent Villa’s first effort harmlessly wide after 32 minutes before Benteke’s control let him down at a crucial moment. And then with half-time approaching, Villa had two decent openings. Benteke finally forced Mignolet into action, tipping the Belgium international’s effort around a post, before Andreas Weimann saw his shot deflected narrowly over the crossbar. Lambert’s side started the second half with more purpose and, roared on by a sell-out Villa Park crowd, Ashley Westwood twice fired over from distance. Importantly, however, Mignolet was barely troubled by the time Liverpool boss Rodgers handed a debut to new loan signing Aly Cissokho in the 69th minute. Benteke and Weimann then headed wide before an unmarked Gabriel Agbonlahor volleyed off target from 12 yards having been presented with a great chance to level. Matt Lowton finally forced Mignolet into action from long distance before Liverpool’s summer signing from Sunderland produced a superb 86th-minute stop to keep out Benteke. Karim El Ahmadi headed on to fellow substitute Nicklas Helenius and he found Benteke, whose powerful drive was brilliantly pushed around a post by Mignolet – ensuring Villa have now beaten the Reds just once in their last 16 Premier League meetings at Villa Park. last_img read more

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Celtic score historic treble-treble with Scottish Cup win

first_img(REUTERS) – Scottish champions Celtic fought back from a goal down to beat Heart of Midlothian 2-1 in the Scottish Cup final to clinch an unprecedented ‘treble-treble’ at Hampden Park in Glasgow yesterday.Celtic have now won all three domestic trophies on offer – the Scottish Premiership, Scottish Cup and Scottish League Cup – for the third consecutive year.Celtic won the League Cup in December, beating Aberdeen 1-0 in the final, and sealed their eighth consecutive league title earlier this month.“You’ll never see this again,” Celtic boss Neil Lennon, who succeeded Brendan Rodgers in February, told the BBC. “In footballing parlance, it’s impossible (to put this into words). That’s nine trophies out of nine, it’s remarkable.”Ryan Edwards gave Celtic a scare with a goal for Hearts in the 52nd minute but French striker Odsonne Edouard grabbed a brace, the second a penalty, to give Lennon’s side victory and a place in history.last_img read more

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Dare Assures Stakeholders Sports Industry Policy will Accelerate Investments in the…

first_imgWhile congratulating members of the steering committee of the Sports Industry Working Group (SIWG), the minister praised the policy validation committee and the National Sport Industry Policy Drafting Committee, the relevant MDAs, and ministries for their commitment in bringing the draft into reality.” On behalf of the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development, I congratulate all members of the committee for this giant stride, your commitment, dedication and doggedness to bring this draft sports policy to reality. Your efforts are highly appreciated.Dare further described the policy as a new dawn that will drive the process of moving sports away from being recreational to business.“I recall the opportunity I had during the 25th Nigerian Economic Summit, to chair its Sports Industry Business Roundtable Session. The session featured various speakers from all sectors emphasizing the challenges in developing sports as a viable business sector capable of attracting investments and delivering returns to investors. This gave birth to setting up various groups to review our 2009 Sports Policy which no doubt is now obsolete.“However, this draft of the National Sports Industry Policy is a review of the 2009 and 2018 editions and the exercise is principally intended to update the norms and values in the sports industry in achieving the mandate, vision and mission of the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development in line with international best practices. Most importantly is to inject a business model into our sports development.“It is important to note that this reviewed National Sports Industry Policy will proffer solutions to four key issues: 3 I (s) and I(p) that will take sports to the next level – Infrastructure, Investment, Incentives and policy.”The Minister also commended the Permanent Secretary, Mr Gabriel Aduda, the Co-chairman, Mr Ufot Udeme and other members of the committee for their valuable contributions towards the drafting of the new National Sport Industry PolicyThe National Sports Industry Policy will be unveiled to the general public and the National Council of Sports for comments and feedbacks before it would be officially presented to the Federal Executive Council (FEC) for final approval.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram A new dawn beckons for the Nigerian sports with the presentation of the new Sports Industry Policy to the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare.Speaking while receiving the draft of the National Sports Industry Policy, Mr Dare said the policy would accelerate sports development and add value to the talents of our sports men and women.The minister described it as a milestone, with the capacity to change the face of the running of sports business in Nigeria.last_img read more

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