The Denmark midfielder’s future has been uncertain since the end of last season, when he said he was ready to seek a fresh challenge away from the Premier League. Promoted ContentWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?The Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love WithCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayPretty Awesome Shows That Just Got Canceled7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeIs This The Most Delicious Food In The World?The Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreA Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of ArtWorld’s Most Delicious FoodsTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The WorldInsane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street Art Read Also: Barcelona attempt to hijack Inter Milan transfer targetHe would be the third former Premier League player to sign for Inter during the January transfer window, following the arrivals of Ashley Young from Manchester United and Victor Moses on loan from Chelsea.Inter have slipped four points behind Serie A leaders Juventus following successive draws against Atalanta and Lecce.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 After a hoped-for move to Spain failed to materialise, the 27-year-old started the season with Spurs.It is understood an outline agreement is in place to be finalised next week.Eriksen, who is out of contract at the end of the season, is expected to command a fee of around £16.9m, despite his patchy recent form.The midfielder was not named in the squad for Tottenham’s FA Cup fourth-round tie with Southampton on Saturday. Loading… Inter Milan hope to complete the signing of Christian Eriksen from Tottenham on Monday.Advertisement
Ospina was signed in the summer from Nice to provide competition for Wojciech Szczesny following the departure of Lukasz Fabianski to Swansea, and made two appearances earlier in the season before being hampered by a thigh problem left over from the World Cup. After recovering full fitness, the 26-year-old started the FA Cup third-round tie against Hull and has retained his place in the league matches since, helping record clean sheets against Stoke, Manchester City and Aston Villa. Gunners boss Arsene Wenger says Szczesny – who was reported to have been smoking in the showers after the defeat at Southampton on New Year’s Day, where the Pole was culpable for the goals in a 2-0 defeat – is the Arsenal “number one”, but accepts Ospina has impressed with his performances. It remains to be seen whether Szczesny, who let in two in the FA Cup win at Brighton on January 25, is back between the posts for Saturday’s north-London derby at Tottenham. Ospina, though, intends to do all he can to stake his claim. “I see it as a big responsibility to come to a great club like Arsenal – it is a dream come true. Now it is my job to make the most of this opportunity that has come my way,” Ospina said on Arsenal Player. “We have very good goalkeepers in the shape of Wojciech Szczesny and Emiliano Martinez.” Arsenal will be hoping Chile forward Alexis Sanchez recovers from the hamstring problem which forced him to miss the 5-0 victory over Villa. England striker Danny Welbeck is expected to be in contention for the first time since December 28 after recovering from a thigh injury. In a welcome change from recent seasons, Arsenal conducted their transfer business early, with the signing of Brazilian defender Gabriel Paulista from Villarreal and promising 17-year-old midfielder Krystian Bielik from Legia Warsaw. Gabriel, 24, watched from the bench against Villa, and hopes to be able to go on to make a major impact for the Gunners, like fellow Brazilian Gilberto before him. “I could see that Gilberto was a major element here. He really helped the team, he really is a player I want to emulate because of his type of work and his will to help his team-mates, his will to win as a true Brazilian,” the defender said to the club website. “To me he is a mirror, so I will always take many good things I saw in him and take it to the pitch, and off the pitch as well, because I think he was an excellent professional who did many good things. “I want to be like him, to be able to do the most I can to help everyone.” Colombia international David Ospina has warned he is not about to give up the Arsenal jersey without a fight having yet to concede a goal in the Barclays Premier League. Press Association
New Delhi: Even after a successful inaugural season, the second edition of the Pro Volleyball League (PVL) seems to be in jeopardy. The first season of the PVL, scheduled on February 2019, turned out to be a huge success as it got a great response from both fans and players. However, for the second PVL season, the dates have yet not been finalized, leaving the organizers in a fix.Baseline Ventures, who are one of the organizers of the league, have been asking since March 2019, the Volleyball Federation of India (VFI) to finalize the dates for the second season of the league.However, the VFI hasn’t yet responded to the request of the Baseline. According to the documents accessed by IANS, Baseline CEO Joy Bhattacharjya, had on March 11, written an email to VFI Secretary-General Ramavtar Singh Jhakar in which he said that Sony Pictures, who are broadcasters of the league, are looking for tentative dates for PVL Season 2 to be held between October 15 and December 15.Baseline didn’t receive any response to their request and then the matter was taken to the Federation Internationale de Volleyball (FIVB), the world governing body for volleyball.In August, Fabio Azevedo, the general director of FIVB, wrote to VFI wherein they asked for a roadmap for Indian volleyball, including the PVL and demanded a response by September 2.But, they didn’t get a response from VFI within the said date and it was only on September 19 that VFI President Vasudevan S replied wherein he mentioned his inability to reply within the given time-limit due to his “hectic travel schedule”. In his response, Vasudevan said that VFI has “already engaged with Baseline and started discussing the way forward and most likely we will conclude the mutually win-win situations shortly”.The VFI President further said that they will present the roadmap within the first week of October. However, no further information was exchanged by them with the FIVB.On October 1, Tuhin Mishra, Managing Director and Co-founder of Baseline Ventures, wrote to VFI, saying that PVL Season 2 is on the verge of being cancelled as VFI General Secretary has been creating “unnecessary and unwanted hurdles” for them to organize the second edition of the league.On October 10, Hitesh Mehta, from FIVB Sports Development Department, wrote another email to VFI President demanding an update and mentioned “As President Ary Graça has approved NF-India application for Projects Platform 2019 but we can’t move further since we don’t have any clarity from your side regarding VFI and Baseline Ventures.Sony Pictures have given the organizers the final date of February 7, 2020, for organizing the second PVL season, but they need to be informed at least around 90-100 days in advance. IANS Also Read: China Beat Cameroon for 2nd Win at Women’s Volleyball World CupAlso Watch:Gambling Dens sealed at Lumding Railway Quarters
BRYAN FAUST/Herald photoCLEVELAND — Since undergoing surgery on his right knee on Aug. 11, John Stocco was declared questionable for Wisconsin’s season opener against Bowling Green all the way up until Saturday morning, mere hours before the start of the game.”He hadn’t been full go; he hadn’t been able to condition the way that you need to [in order] to play an entire game, and that’s what we were worried about,” UW head coach Bret Bielema said. “But he responded, put in some positive plays during the course of the game … I really like his leadership and what he brings.”Although Stocco admitted that there was some doubt as to whether he would be able to compete on Saturday, the fifth-year senior benefited from not having to make a lot of big plays in the game. Stocco completed nine of 15 passes for 124 yards and a touchdown to go with an interception.”We didn’t have to throw the ball too many times, but he made the right plays when he had to, and he was a good leader, which is the most important [part],” senior tackle Joe Thomas said.Stocco attributed his ability to stay tough on the field to adrenaline, saying that the desire to stay in the lineup pushed him to fight off any ill effects from the injury.”This whole process has been kind of tough,” Stocco said. “Any time you sit out of practice, you kind of realize how much you miss it and how much you want to get back out on the field. Fortunately, it really felt good the last couple of days.”1-0 for Bielema, assistantsBefore Saturday, Wisconsin’s last 118 wins came under the watch of longtime coach Barry Alvarez. But with the Badgers’ triumph over Bowling Green, Bret Bielema earned his first-ever win as a head coach.True to form, Bielema chose to focus on good news about the game rather than bask in the satisfaction of his first career victory.”It’s great because we got out pretty healthy, didn’t have any significant injuries,” Bielema said. “I know that our coaches learned certain things during the flow of the game, myself included, that will be able to be an advantage for me in the future.”It isn’t just Bielema who is new to winning as a Badger coach. This game represented the first victory at Wisconsin for the seven brand-new assistant coaches on the UW sideline as well.”I can’t say enough about the group of coaches that I hired,” Bielema said. “I thought during the course of the game they really handled the situations well.”With the win, Bielema’s career record of 1-0 matches one of Wisconsin football’s staple goals — one win each and every week.”The best part is the way those kids responded, it’s a 1-0 mentality that’s got to get us through.”Thomas returns to actionA severe knee injury in the Capital One Bowl wasn’t enough to knock Thomas out of action for the start of the 2006 season.Thomas was back in action as one of only three returning offensive starters for the Badgers and said he was happy with the overall effort of Wisconsin in the win.”It was a great feeling to be out there with my teammates again. It felt like it was the longest wait I’ve ever had in the off-season to get back on the field,” Thomas said.Thomas may have been a little rusty, however, as he was called for a 10-yard holding penalty, the only meaningful infraction against Wisconsin.Bielema said he was pleased to see Thomas helping out the potent running game again, but admitted that the Outland Trophy candidate has a long way yet in his overall improvement.”I think he’ll be the first to admit he’s not even close to being as good a football player as he can be this year,” Bielema said. “But I know he’s confident, and the best thing is Joe Thomas is a responder.”Quick hits2006 marks the first year in which NCAA coaches may challenge rulings on the field — not just at Big Ten stadiums — and it came back to bite the Badgers right from the start. Senior safety Joe Stellmacher’s fumble recovery was overturned as instant replay revealed that Stellmacher’s arm went out of bounds before capturing the football. Bielema spoke after the game of “wanting to get the replay thing down” … UW improved to 19-1 in its last 20 night games, dating back to 1995 … The Badgers won the toss, but chose to defer instead of receiving the kickoff. Bielema said he wanted to get his defense, UW’s stronger unit, on the field to begin the game … Falcons quarterback Freddie Barnes’ 158-yard performance set a Bowling Green record, eclipsing P.J. Pope’s 151-yard effort against Memphis in 2004 … Coming into Saturday’s game, Bowling Green had compiled an 11-1 record against teams with a first-year head coach.
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Miami – It’s that time of the year and the Office of Community Advocacy extends its support to Shake-A-Leg Miami, a 501(c) (3) organization, in their efforts of promoting the Impossible Dream, a universally accessible vessel, sailing away on their yearly mission of goodwill. The 60-foot catamaran will embark on a journey along the east coast of North America on Tuesday May 28 at 12:30 p.m. at the Shake-A-Leg Miami Marina, 2620 S Bayshore Drive, Miami, FL 33133. Sail on the Impossible DreamThe Impossible Dream vessel with its mixed-ability crew will sail north to New England and back stopping in vibrant coastal cities, meeting with the innovators who are using the water and boating to improve the lives of people with disabilities. During the stops, boating centers and schools with disability related organizations, VA’s, hospitals, and rehabs will be invited for sail. About a thousand people with disabilities and their family members will enjoy the magic of sailing. The late U.S. President George H.W. Bush and First Lady Barbara Bush sailed aboard the Impossible Dream in 2015.This catamaran was custom designed and built in 2002 for Mike Browne, a paraplegic who had the dream of sailing in a vessel that would be fully functional for a person in a wheelchair. It was purchased by Deborah Mellen, a paraplegic, who learned to sail at Shake-A-Leg Miami, and wanted to give back to the disability community and inspire those with a handicap to experience sailing. During the voyage, the participants will learn about the Shake-A-Leg Miami Watersports Center, a place where children and adults, many of whom are not only people living with a disability, but also financially disadvantaged, are able to improve their social skills, make new friendships, and increase their self-confidence through targeted programs. No other state has a center like Shake-A-Leg Miami, where the Impossible Dream is based.“The Impossible Dream will inspire people to use the water, technology and community to improve their independence and quality of life,” said Shake-A-Leg Miami’s President Harry Horgan. “The barrier-free environment can be transformational for the disabled community around the world.”
‘More needs to be done’ to future-proof the regulation of football betting, says Tracey Crouch January 17, 2020 StumbleUpon Submit Share UKGC gambling statistics highlight retail declines May 29, 2020 Ministers expected to raise National Lottery age limit August 17, 2020 Related Articles Share Former Minister for Sport and Civil Society (DCMS), Tracey Crouch, has joined the British racing’s Horse Welfare Board after being appointed as an independent member. The MP for Chatham and Aylesford will join Barry Johnson, President of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons and past Chairman of World Horse Welfare, on the board. The Welfare Board will oversee the promotion of animal welfare standards in horse racing, monitoring how they are perceived by the sport, the public and other audiences. In addition to this, the Board will also be tasked with developing a new welfare strategy for the horse racing industry. Tracey Crouch MP commented: “I am thrilled to be joining the board at an important time for the sport and look forward to being able to combine both my passion in animal welfare with my interest in horseracing.”Barry Johnson, Chair of the Horse Welfare Board, added:“I am delighted Tracey Crouch has been appointed to the Welfare Board. Her knowledge of animal welfare issues and integrity will be of enormous value to the sport.”The Horse Welfare Board will meet for the first time in the coming weeks, with representatives from the Horsemen’s Group and the Racecourse Association. The Board is aiming to set out its thinking for the future of horse welfare in racing later this year and to make initial recommendations by the end of 2019.The horse racing industry is set to face a number of challenges in the coming months following the closure of betting shops after Crouch’s prominent role in the controversial Fixed Odds Betting Terminal (FOBT) ruling last year. The ruling will mean a significant drop in levy contributions, which is ultimately having an impact upon the sport.
The choice was almost unanimously praised by fans of the club, who tweeted their congratulations to the player. Midfielder, Justice Blay has been named Kumasi Asante Kotoko’s Player of the Month for January.Blay, who is on loan from Medeama, has had a breakout season so far with the Porcupine Warriors.Justice Blay celebrates his opening goal [Hearts of Oak vs Asante Kotoko] – Photo: Yaw Antwi Owusu – Citi SportsHe has scored two goals this season; the first goal of the campaign and the opener against rivals, Hearts of Oak.In the month of January, Kotoko played five matches, starting with the 3-1 win against Legon Cities FC and capping it off with the 2-1 win over Hearts.Sandwiched between those two games were losses to Berekum Chelsea and Aduana Stars, and a win over Ebusua Dwarfs.Blay played in each of those matches and was the club’s most consistent performer.Head coach, Maxwell Konadu has constantly spoken of his admiration for the player and his hope that the club can sign him permanently.
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DES MOINES — An Iowa State University economist says after four decades, it’s time to update the state’s bottle and can deposit law.“The ‘Bottle Bill’ is falling apart. It hasn’t been updated in 40 years. It was a beautiful set of incentives when it was designed,” says Iowa State University economist Dermot Hayes.The nickel deposit on plastic, glass and aluminum containers of alcohol and soft drinks should have been indexed for inflation, according to Hayes. The deposit would be at least 17-cents today if that had happened, and the one-cent handling fee for redemption centers would be three cents. Hayes says raising the deposit to that level — and making other beverage containers subject to the deposit — would increase recycling.“At five cents, the recycling rate is falling off. It used to be automatic and routine,” he says. “…Now it’s fallen to 72 percent. For water bottles — non-carbonated water bottles — it’s only 26 percent and that’s the most common variety of material and it’s 26 percent because there’s no deposit at all…and that’s ending up in the landfill.”Late last week, Hayes addressed members of two key legislative committees that are considering changes to the bottle deposit law. One proposal would place the five-cent deposit fee on water bottles, sports drinks and other non-carbonated and non-alcoholic beverage containers. Two other proposals would double the fee redemption centers get, in hopes of expanding the number of non-retail locations where Iowans may take their empties and get their deposit money back.Hayes is urging legislators to take action.“The system is failing,” Hayes said during an interview with Radio Iowa and The Cedar Rapids Gazette. “It was a beautiful system when it was designed — and it’s not going to work much any longer.”According to the Container Recycling Institute, more than 10,000 tons of plastic water bottles and other non-carbonated drink containers that could be recycled are thrown into Iowa’s landfills each year.