Unai Emery spotted on scouting mission at Atletico Madrid match amid Thomas Partey transfer speculation

first_imgUnai Emery spotted on scouting mission at Atletico Madrid match amid Thomas Partey transfer speculation Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 18 May 2019 1:27 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link2.1kShares Advertisement Unai Emery was spotted at Saturday’s La Liga match between Levante and Atletico Madrid (Picture: Twitter)Arsenal still have their most important match of the season left to play, but it appears Unai Emery is already turning his mind towards the summer transfer market after he was spotted attending Saturday’s La Liga match between Levante and Atletico Madird.Emery’s side missed out on a top four place by a single point but can still gain entry to the Champions League should they beat Chelsea in the Europa League final in Baku on May 29.The outcome of that match is set to have major implications on Emery’s summer budget with reports suggesting he may be afforded just £40million, before player sales, if Arsenal once again fail to qualify for Europe’s most prestigious club competition.AdvertisementAdvertisementEmery is already said to have identified the areas in which he hopes to strengthen, with a centre-half and a new full-backs understood to be a priority.ADVERTISEMENTMore: 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 Comment Advertisement Atletico Madrid and Antoinne Griezmann struggled against Levante in front of watching Arsenal manager Unai Emery (Picture: AP)Despite improving on last season’s performance, particularly in matches against the top six, Arsenal’s leaky defence which conceded 51 goals was ultimately responsible for finishing behind Chelsea and Tottenham.Error-prone Germany international Shkodran Mustafi is expected to be sold and already Arsenal have been linked with Roma’s Kostas Manolas and Gremio’s Walter Kleinmann.Stephan Lichtsteiner’s contract will not be renewed and with Hector Bellerin unlikely to return in time for the start of the new campaign following a serious knee injury, a back-up right back is likely to be sought, even though Ainsley Maitland-Niles has performed capably in recent weeks.And, although Lucas Torreira and Matteo Guendouzi have impressed during their debut seasons in England, Emery is also likely to explore the option of strengthening in midfield, particularly if Inter opt to register a formal interest in Granit Xhaka.Atletico’s Thomas Partey has been linked with a move to Arsenal recently and has a £43million release clause. The 25-year-old was substituted at half-time in front of the watching Emery as Diego Simeone’s battled back from 2-0 down to secure a 2-2- draw.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 Arsenallast_img read more

Protecting the Lake Huron Shoreline

first_imgCoastal engineer Fiona Duckett of W. F. Baird and Associates Coastal Engineers gave a presentation to the Board of Directors of Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority (ABCA) about shoreline protection at the board’s meeting on May 18, 2017.Duckett spoke to the board on shore protection structures, including current policies and procedures, and next steps to update policies and procedures. She also spoke on the current mix of erosion control structures along the shoreline of the ABCA, natural hazards, shore protection types, and the existing permitting process.She pointed out to the forces that threaten the Lake Huron Shoreline, saying that most structures simply re-direct them somewhere else. Duckett added that those structures have a design life because of the forces that are at work around them.Duckett also said that sediments from some properties are the source of sand for beaches down drift of those properties and so preventing that movement of sediment robs those beaches of sand.There will be two open house public meetings on the topic in June. The first will take place on June 3rd at the Zurich Arena, 15 East Street in Zurich, and the second is set for June 17 at the Legacy Recreation Center Hall, 16 Allen Street in Thedford. The open houses run from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. noon.last_img read more

1 killed as typhoon approaches Japan

first_imgMen watch the swollen Isuzu River due to heavy rains in Ise, Japan, in this photo taken by Kyodo on Oct. 12. A man in hisforties was killed in an overturned car early on Saturday in Chiba while fourpeople were injured, according to public broadcaster NHK. A number of municipalgovernments issued evacuation advisories to areas particularly at risk offloods and landslides.    TOKYO – One mandied and over a million in Japan were advised to evacuate as powerful typhoonwas set to make landfall, bringing with it the heaviest rain and winds in 60years. TyphoonHagibis, which means “speed,” is due to make landfall on Japan’s main island ofHonshu late on Saturday, a month after one of the strongest typhoons to hit thecountry in recent years destroyed or damaged 30,000 houses and caused extensivepower outages.(Reuters)last_img read more

Large contingent from Balram Auto Mechanics for Caribbean Invasion

first_imgA TOTAL of seven cars will unite this weekend under the Balram Auto Mechanics banner to defend Guyana’s turf as part of the Caribbean Invasion.Chronicle Sport caught up with the chief engineer of the team, Balram Ramdeo, who explained why several of the smaller competitors decided to join forces.“The guys thought it better to join forces together to get their cars done because we want to defend Guyana against the Surinamese.”He added, “I basically already look after most of the cars that will come under the team this weekend, so we thought it easy to just form our own little team.”He noted that the team has cars in the 12-, 13- and 14-second class including several Toyota Starlets.“Ideally, what we are hoping for is to pick up several trophies, come drags day, and ultimately to pick up as many trophies as we can.”Meanwhile, following Monday’s meeting at the Guyana Motor Racing and Sports Club’s Thomas Lands office, competitors were briefed on the fact that there is a strict safety policy in place.Competitors, they noted, who did not meet these safety measures would be barred from racing, they added.These include the use of helmets and boots and the banning of slippers for those competing.Those gathered were also told that there would be no late registration and that no registration would be done on race day.last_img read more

Eye for an eye: Injured Tucker lifts UW

first_imgRAY PFEIFFER/Herald photoIt wasn’t Willis Reed walking out to the Madison Square Garden floor before game seven of the 1970 NBA finals, but it’s undeniable that when Alando Tucker returned to the floor with 5:50 remaining in the first half after sustaining an eye injury that he made a difference. Wisconsin defeated Florida State 81-66 in front of a full house at the Kohl Center Tuesday night, powered by a 10-2 run late in the first half that was sparked by a Tucker three-pointer, fresh out of the locker room. “It went from three to 11. That was the key, that was the crucial part of the game,” Ryan said, adding that Tucker’s returning to the floor was a momentum shift. “That was huge, and we got a couple other buckets, too.””Everything just started to click for us at that point,” senior point guard Kammron Taylor said. After Tucker hit his three, the Badgers began to pull away and the late burst was punctuated with the team’s fourth first-half buzzer beater of the season as Brian Butch tipped in a prayer by Tucker as time expired to give UW a 34-23 lead at the break.”That was the way that coach set up that play,” Butch deadpanned on the last-second basket. “To go in with that, we all go in with the mindset that we’ve got this [game] under control.”Wisconsin limited FSU to only 23 points in the first half, forcing 14 turnovers.”I thought that the 14 turnovers in the first half dug ourselves in a hole and made it very difficult to get out of,” Florida State head coach Leonard Hamilton said. “They had too much execution for us tonight, and I thought that we turned the ball over and missed some easy opportunities.” All the stars came out to shine for the Badgers (6-1, 0-0 Big Ten) as Tucker (22), Taylor (18) and Butch (13) all scored in double figures for UW, while the Seminoles (4-2, 0-0 ACC) were led by Toney Douglas’s game-high 24 points. After 2:45 of scoreless play to open the game, Wisconsin drew first blood on a Butch tip-in and then went on to take a quick 9-0 lead. The Badgers had a scare when, midway into the period, Tucker was swiped in the right eye by Douglas, causing the senior forward to drop the ball and grab his face, leading to a fast-break dunk for FSU’s Al Thornton, while Tucker lay on the floor at the other end. UW’s leading scorer was briskly ushered into the locker room only to reappear about four minutes later, checking back into the game and hitting a three-pointer on his first shot attempt. Tucker continued to look no worse for the wear in the second half as he scored 12 points and continued to give the FSU defense fits. “That’s him,” Taylor said. “He takes a little nick in the first half, and he goes back to work after that. That just shows his toughness, and that just leaks down into the team.”Florida State picked up the pace late, pressing for much of the second half and forcing seven turnovers in the last 5:41.”The last five minutes were a little different,” Ryan said. “It just got into a rat game.””Those last six minutes there, they went on a little bit of a run,” sophomore forward Joe Krabbenhoft said. “But other than that, I think we played well.”Krabbenhoft again provided a spark for the Badgers, playing 16 inspired minutes, scoring seven points and pulling down a team-high six rebounds. Krabbenhoft wasn’t the only bench player to pull through for UW, either, as the Wisconsin reserves outscored Florida State’s 21-8. “It took a lot out of us trying to fight the big guys inside,” Hamilton said. “It takes a toll on you. … I’m not so sure had we been executing better, though, that we would’ve minimized the effectiveness of their depth. I think the culprit was more the 21 turnovers than it was their depth.”last_img read more

‘BH Telecom Ilidža Fis Cup 2014’ Next Week on Bjelešnica

first_imgOrganized by the Skiing Association of B&H and the Ski Club Ilidža, next week at the Olympic Mountain Bjelešnica the 13th international ski competition ”BH Telecom Ilidža Fis Cup 2014” will be held in the senior and junior categories.More than 150 alpine skiers from Europe, South America and Asia will participate. On 1 and 2 February, slalom races will take place.This year, the competition is being organized on occasion of the 30th anniversary of the Winter Olympics in Sarajevo. B&H Olympians who will take part in the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia will take part in this competition.(Source: Fena)last_img

Sarajevo Half- Marathon for Ecological Awareness: around 1300 Participants Running in Sarajevo

first_imgAround 1300 participants which is a record number so far participates in today’s 8th Sarajevo half-marathon, the biggest international sports manifestation in B&H – by Anadolija.This event was organized on occasion of the International Car free day so it contributes the ecological awareness of the participants and the citizens.“This year, around 1300 participants came, which is a record of all editions we organized so far. Novo Nordisk Fun Run race/walk of 4 kilometres gathered over 500 participants while at the start of the Sarajevo Sperbank half-marathon there is around 750 participants.” – pointed out the director of the Association Maraton Sarajevo, Erol Mujanović and added that the number of this event’s participants is increased from year to year.“The number of marathon lovers in B&H is increased, and this year participants from even 30 different countries of the world joined us” – said Mujanović.He emphasized that a great number of citizens is interested in running and healthy living so that a great number of those who do it just for recreation is present too.The paticipants started at Trg djece Sarajeva and the sign to start was given by the Ambassador of Spain in B&H Maria Aurora Mejia Eraskin.According to the organizer’s words, the participants will run for an hour, and pass through almost all parts of Sarajevo during that time.“They will be running through the centre of the city, through Old Town, Vilson’s promenade and at the stadium Koševo.” – said Mujanović and added this route is chosen according to the world standards and is very attractive.When it comes to prizes, the first three places will be awarded financially while all participants of the race will receive t-shirts and medals after the race.“That way, all participants will have a nice souvenir from Sarajevo” – said Mujanović.(Source: Oslobođenje / photo: Anadolija)last_img read more

Irene Naasz, 94, Wellington: Feb. 15, 1920 – July 29, 2014

first_imgIrene NaaszO. Irene Naasz, age 94, died Tuesday morning, July 29, 2014 at Golden Living Center in Wellington.  She was a retired R.N., farmer, and business manager for Naasz Trucking.O. Irene (Wohlschlegel) Naasz was born on February 15, 1920 in Harper to Benjamin Wohlschlegel and Mary Evelyn (Hooper) Wohlschlegel.  She was a 1938 graduate of Manning High School in Scott County and a 1941 graduate of St. Francis School of Nursing in Wichita.Irene married Elmer J. Naasz on October 2, 1943 in Phoenix City, Ala.She enjoyed caring for others, reading, and spending time with her family and friends.She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Gary Dean Naasz in 1964; sisters, Mary Jane Wohlschlegel, Joy Clements and her husband Eldon, Edith Reida and her husband Gale, and Wm. D. Wohlschlegel; and niece, Cherle Wohlschlegel.Survivors include her loving husband  of 70 years, Elmer of Wellington; daughter, Linda Fuller of Wichita; grandchildren, Curtiss Crossman and his wife Wendy of Wichita, and Cara Mader and her husband Bobby of Mulvane; brothers, Robert Wohlschlegel and his wife Joann and Dale Wohlschlegel and his wife Jody both of Harper; sisters, Alice Branine and her husband Dean of Holabird, SD and Nancy Mortimer and her husband Norman of Harper; grandchildren, Ian, Avery and Evan Crossman and Geoff, Ryan, and Erin Houston, Allysa and Abi Allton, and Caleb Mader; and many nieces and nephews.Funeral Services will be held at Calvary Lutheran Church on Saturday, August 2, 2014 at 10 a.m.  Reverend William Wingfield will officiate.  Interment will follow the service at Prairie Lawn Cemetery.Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Friday, August 1, 2014 from 1 to 8 p.m.  The family will be present to greet friends from 5 to 7 p.m.Memorials have been established with Calvary Lutheran Church and Honor Flight, Inc.  Contributions can be left at the funeral home.Frank Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.To leave condolences or sign our guest book, please visit our website at www.frankfuneralhome.netlast_img read more