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Premier League clubs vote to make change to summer transfer window

first_img Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE PLAY Metro Sport ReporterThursday 6 Feb 2020 1:16 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link75Shares by Metro Comment Read More Read More SPONSORED 1/1 Skip AdvertisementAdvertisement‘The 2020 closing date will therefore be 17:00 BST on 1 September (31 August 2020 being a UK Bank Holiday).‘Clubs agreed after discussing the topic at length at previous Shareholders’ Meetings.’With the transfer window closing before the start of the Premier League season – but remaining open for most of Europe – Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp was among those to express the need for change.More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errors‘I don’t care when it closes, I only think it must close at the same time,’ Klopp said in August.‘When they spoke about ‘Let’s finish it before the season starts then everyone knows their squad’ – that’s a good idea. But then the rest didn’t do it and that makes no sense.Can somebody explain what is the benefit for the Premier League? We don’t really have a problem but for other teams, their key players are still on the market and everything can happen.’MORE: Edwin Andersson explains why he’s joined Chelsea over Manchester UnitedMORE: Barcelona respond to Bruno Fernandes claims before Manchester United transfer About Connatix V67539 Read More Read More ‘This will move the closing date back to the traditional point at the end of August/early September. The Premier League summer transfer window has been pushed back to September 1 (Picture: Getty)Premier League clubs have voted to move the closing date of the summer transfer window.At Thursday’s shareholders’ meeting the clubs voted to revert to the traditional date at the end of August/early September after two seasons where the window closed on the eve of the campaign.That means this summer’s window will close at 1700 BST on Tuesday, September 1, with August 31 being a Bank Holiday.A Premier League statement read: “At a Shareholders’ Meeting today, Premier League clubs voted to adopt a change to the Summer Transfer Window closing date for season 2020/21.ADVERTISEMENT Video Settings 1 min. story Coming Next Premier League clubs vote to make change to summer transfer window Top articles Full Screen Read More Advertisement Skip Ad Rio Ferdinand tells Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop struggling Manchester United captain Harry Maguire / Advertisementlast_img read more

Mikel Arteta rates Pablo Mari’s debut for Arsenal against Portsmouth

first_imgMikel Arteta rates Pablo Mari’s debut for Arsenal against Portsmouth The defender celebrates after Sokratis gave Arsenal a first-half lead (Picture: Getty)Mari had not played a match since the end of last year but showed no signs of rustiness, with Arteta very happy with how easily he slotted into the back-line and the qualities he added.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTAsked about Mari’s performance, Arteta said: ‘He was very good, he was very solid, very vocal.‘And we didn’t see the lack of rhythm that he has because he hasn’t played in two-and-a-half months I think but in general, overall, really happy.’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 ArsenalHe echoed those sentiments in another interview with Arsenal’s website, adding: ‘I think he looked comfortable.‘He is very vocal and very comfortable on the ball, always commanding the back four and he looked like he’s played here for months. I think we have a good player.’ The Spaniard looked assured in his first appearance for the Gunners (Picture: Getty)Mikel Arteta is confident Arsenal have signed a good player in Pablo Mari after the Spaniard gave an excellent account of himself in his debut against Portsmouth.The Spanish centre-back, a January signing from Flamengo, had not made a matchday squad prior to Monday night’s FA Cup fifth round trip to Fratton Park.But he was picked to start in an intimidating atmosphere on the south coast, partnering David Luiz in the heart of the defence and keeping a clean sheet in a 2-0 win. Comment Advertisementcenter_img Arteta was very pleased with what he saw from his side on Monday night (Picture: Getty)On the team’s performance as a whole, Arteta added: ‘To come here, to this stadium, with seven under-23 players, and to dominate completely is a little bit unrealistic.‘But we went through that moment [at the start] and after that we started to take the ball and play in the opposition half and dominate the situation much better. We scored the goals and should have scored more.’MORE: Lucas Torreira provides injury update after being stretchered off against PortsmouthMORE: Arsenal star Gabriel Martinelli reveals Manchester United turned down chance to sign himFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page.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 City Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 3 Mar 2020 8:01 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.9kShareslast_img read more

2019 DNR state park permits available

first_imgIndianapolis, In. — Annual entrance permits, horse tags, off-road cycling permits and lake permits for 2019 are on sale now at DNR Division of State Parks property offices.These passes and permits make great holiday gifts for outdoor lovers and are a wise self-gift, too.With a daily entrance fee of $7 per car at DNR properties, in-state visitors who buy a pass can make their money back on their eighth visit.Annual entrance and Golden Hoosier permits can also be purchased at any of the seven state park inns. All of the permits are also available online at permits are good from Jan. 1 to Dec. 31 of year issued. The types of permits that can be purchased are:– $50 Annual Entrance Permit: Admits noncommercial vehicles, driver and passengers to DNR properties that charge a gate fee. More at– $70 Non-resident Annual Entrance Permit: Admits non-Indiana resident noncommercial vehicles, driver and passengers to DNR properties that charge a gate fee. More at– $25 Golden Hoosier Passport: For Indiana residents who are at least age 65 years or are a resident eligible for Social Security disability payments under 42 U.S.C. 401 (proof of eligibility must be presented at time of purchase and disabled individual must be present in the vehicle at time of use); admits noncommercial vehicle, driver and passengers.– $20 Annual Horse Tag: Entitles one horse access and the use of DNR properties where horse use is allowed. Vehicle admission is not included.– $20 Off-Road Cycling Permit: Required for cyclists wishing to access and use mountain bike trails on state park, reservoir and state forest properties with trail ratings above beginner. It is not required for property roadways and paved biking trails. More about off-road cycling permits at– Lake Permits ($25 annual motorized; $5 annual non-motorized): Required for all private watercraft using a state park lake, state-managed lake, state forest lake or Division of Outdoor Recreation lake. This includes personal watercraft, motorboats, canoes, paddleboats, rowboats and all watercraft moored at marinas, private docks, group docks or bank ties. More at read more

Gerald Vivian James

first_imgGerald Vivian James, 94, of Aurora, Indiana, passed away Wednesday, December 4, 2019 in Lawrenceburg, Indiana.He was born July 5, 1925 in Petersburg, Indiana, son of the late Granville Vivian James and Leah Irene (Salmon) James.Gerald worked as a Music Teacher for Lawrenceburg Community Schools, retiring after over 21 years of service.He was a member of St. John Lutheran Church (Bellaire) Lawrenceburg, IN. Gerald was an organist at St. John Lutheran Church Bellaire for 31 years and at Zion Lutheran Church Manchester for 19 years. During his time at St. John’s, he started the “Bell Aires” hand bell choir. The “Bell Aires” hosted the tri-state “Bells Across the Border” hand bell festival. While in college he composed a 4 piece part Anthem for Christmas that was played by the Singing Hoosiers 100 Part Choir. Gerald was inducted into the Southeast Indiana Music Hall of Fame. He received a commendation from the Indiana Governor for his many hours of volunteer work in the community, such as the RSVP Kitchen Band and the Boy Scout program. Gerald was very inspirational to many people throughout his entire life.Gerald is survived by his children, Jeri Alan (Marisella) James, Joseph Edward James (Sue Mori) and Lora Irene James; son-in-law, Michael Horton, grandchildren, Stephanie (Brandon) Jones, Daniel (Jennifer) James, Benjamin James, Ashley (Joe) Goad, Melissa James, Heather James, Brent (Abby) Horton, Michaela (Gunnar) Hoffman, Morgan Horton (Kevin Chivelle), Jennifer (Josh) King, Jacob James Reiber, Kobi James; 12 great-grandchildren.He was preceded in death by his parents; his loving wife of 70 years, Alice Oleva (Ropp) James; daughter, Mary Alice Horton; son, Robert James; grandson, Jonathan James; brothers, Maurice James and George James.Friends will be received Sunday, December 8, 2019, 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm at the St. John Lutheran Church (Bellaire), 4937 State Road 48, Lawrenceburg, Indiana.Services will be held at the church, Monday at 11:00 am, with Pastor Creighton Leptak officiating.Interment will follow in the St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery (Bellaire), Lawrenceburg, Indiana.Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, (James/Horton Family and Friends Team). If unable to attend services, please call the funeral home office at (812) 926-1450 and we will notify the family of your donation with a card.Visit: www.rullmans.comlast_img read more

Imlach keeps East Bank in the hunt after top-order collapse

first_img– Kamesh Yadram unbeaten 104 rescue ECDA gutsy unbroken sixth-wicket stand of 57 between Tevin Imlach and Ryan Shun has left the final round of the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) Jaguars Franchise League Three-day clash between East Coast Demerara and East Bank in the balance.East Bank were staring another defeat in the face after squandering their advantage with a second innings top-order batting collapse.But at the end of the second day, at the Enterprise Busta Sports Club ground yesterday, they recovered from a perilous position of 56-5, to close on 113-5,chasing 178 for victory.Imlach and Shun resumed on 52 and 17 respectively, with East Bank 65 runs short of victory.Resuming the day on 34-0, East Coast Demerara were bundled out for 217.Earlier, Kamesh Yadram cracked an impressive 104 not out to pull his side out of trouble. The hosts, who had collapsed to 61-3 when the elder Yadram came in, were eventually bowled out for 217, half an hour before the second interval.The left-handed Yadram hardly played a false stroke in 205 minutes at the crease, and against an older ball on a true pitch, he single-handedly rebuilt the innings with sound and stylish shot-making.The visitors buckled down to their task on a slow, dry-looking pitch and dismissed both openers Bhaskar Yadram and Keon Roberts,along with First-class batsman Chanderpaul Hemraj,in less than an hour of play.Sherfane Rutherford (4-39) and Steven Harris (2-58), both bowled with great control to pile on much misery on the hosts, picking up the first three wickets.The 18-year-old Rutherford removed Yadram (33), while Harris dismissed Roberts (22) and Hemraj (4),but could not,however,do the trick to remove the 22-year-old, Yadram during his 165-ball knock.His innings featured both aggression and maturity, counting ten fours and three sixes. He was never hesitant to step out and hit the spinners, and at the same time was equal to the task in finding the gaps.Yadram added 30 for the fourth-wicket with Amir Khan (20),and 66 for the sixth-wicket with Paul Wintz (23), but after those two partnerships, the remainder of innings belonged to the home boy Yadram.He continued to bat with typical aplomb and reached his hundred with a single off left-arm unorthodox spinner Totaram Bishun (2-62), off 157 balls.During Yadram’s milestone, the hosts lost Khan, Ramnarine Chatura (1), Wintz, Rohan Mangal (0) and Gavin Moriah (0);bringing the innings quickly came to an end.The visitors were then undermined by pacer Wintz who produced a brilliant opening spell to claim 4-41 off nine overs.The top order failed to show any sort of commitment with the bat, and were reduced to 56-5, with Wintz claiming the wickets of Deonarine Seegobin (1), Stephan Brown (19), Mark Rhobe (1) and Danny Narine (0), while Gavin Moriah accounted for Rutherford (10).But just when the hosts thought they had the game,wicket-keeper Imlach and Shun took charge until the end of the day’s play.Meanwhile, summarised scores from the other games are as follows:At Port Mourant, tournament winners Lower Corentyne amassed a mammoth 649/9 declared in reply to West Berbice’s 174 all out yesterday. At Tuschen, Romario Shephard’s 8/49 rattled Essequibo as the folded for 134 all out after resuming on their overnight score of 87/3. At GCC, Bourda, Georgetown resuming on their overnight 116/2,were dismissed for 216.Matches continue today from 09:30last_img read more

Springfest, Trojan Pantry partner to fight hunger

first_imgSpringfest will take place on March 30 at McCarthy Quad from 3 to 11 p.m. “It’s been very hard to control five or four entrances in the past [at Springfest], and it really spreads our personnel thin,” Stiers said. “We worked with [Goldenvoice] for [Springfest] to get tickets for Stagecoach and Just Like Heaven, and we decided rather than giving them away like we normally do, which is by running some sort of contest, that we would tie it to our social impact project to incentivize kids to participate,” said Concerts Committee Director Kira Stiers, a senior majoring in international relations and political science. “I think it’s a really great idea because people are much more inclined to contribute to a cause when it involves something they really enjoy or are excited about,” Helm said. Joshua Helm, a sophomore majoring in chemical engineering, said students will be encouraged to bring canned goods due to the convenience from donating and incentives. “It’s more so, at this point, about encouraging the spirit of caring for one another, especially among students,” Lee said. Students who do not have dining hall plans or have used the totality of their dining swipes and are experiencing food emergencies qualify for assistance from the Trojan Food Pantry. The amount available to students depends on the amount of donations the pantry receives day to day. Springfest, the annual music and arts concert hosted by USC Concerts Committee, announced on its Facebook page last Thursday that students who bring two canned goods to the festival between 3 and 7 p.m. will gain entrance through a fast-pass lane. They will also be entered in a raffle for a chance to win two passes to local music festivals Stagecoach or Just Like Heaven. There will only be one main entrance to the concert between the Von Kleinsmid Center and the Social Sciences Building instead of the usual four to five entrances surrounding McCarthy Quad. The entrance will have four lanes, with one lane designated as the fast-pass lane. The canned goods will be donated to the Trojan Food Pantry, which aims to address food insecurity on campus by providing emergency relief to students experiencing food crises. The Concerts Committee asks students to bring either canned lentils, brown rice, canned beans, canned mixed vegetables, canned fruits, peanut butter or soup. They ask that none of the canned items contain meat. Stiers said students can still bring donations after 7 p.m., noting that the team will keep collecting as long as students keep bringing. The fast-pass lane will be a part of Springfest’s new logistical structure. This year’s Springfest will include stricter regulations for students attending, as well as a canned food drive for students to donate vegetarian food to the Trojan Food Pantry. (Sarah Johnson | Daily Trojan) “Something that’s really challenging with issues like food insecurity is that, often times, these students are hidden from the picture and it’s something that we don’t like to talk about,” USG President Debbie Lee said. This effort is a collaboration among Undergraduate Student Government and Graduate Student Government, the St. Francis Center, Campus Activities and USC Hospitality. last_img read more

USC makes final two road games count

first_imgComing into the weekend with only one Pac-10 road win all year, the No. 15 USC women’s volleyball team had something to prove in its last two away matches of the season.The Women of Troy did just that.Killer setup · Setter Kendall Bateman (12) had 40 assists against the Ducks on Saturday to lead USC. – Tim Tran | Daily TrojanBehind the strong play of their middles and a solid defensive attack, the Women of Troy swept away both No. 18 Oregon and Oregon State at the Galen Center to show the rest of the conference that USC might just be peaking at the right time.“These wins were pretty big, especially because we played extremely well,” USC coach Mick Haley said. “We have self-confidence. We’re more physical and we’re focused.”Led by junior middle blocker Audrey Eichler and senior outside hitter Jessica Gysin, USC (19-9, 8-8) swept the Beavers 3-0 (25-21, 25-19, 25-17) Saturday to finish its weekend sweep.Eichler and Gysin both had 13 kills to lead the team against the Beavers. Eichler and fellow middle blocker sophomore Lauren Williams provided a dominant effort for the Women of Troy, as they played strong in the middle to help set up USC’s defensive attack. Williams hit .667 on the evening with nine kills.“Eichler is not as powerful as Williams, but she is an excellent blocker and continues to improve her offense. Williams is really physical,” Haley said. “When they play well, that just puts so much pressure on the teams that are big outside hitting teams.”Sophomore setter Kendall Bateman produced another consistent effort with 40 assists and five digs while outside hitter Alex Jupiter recorded a double-double with 11 kills and 10 digs to go with four blocks (three solo).Jill Sawatzky and Rachel Rourke had 10 kills each for Oregon State (12-16, 3-13).The sweep was the second in two days for the Women of Troy as they defeated the Ducks 3-0, (25-22, 25-18, 25-19) Friday night behind the strong play of Jupiter.The sophomore racked up 22 kills, 12 digs and four blocks to lead her team to its first win in Eugene, Ore., since 2006.Bateman, who leads the nation in assists per set, set the pace for the USC offense with 40 assists, five digs and three block assists. Williams had eight kills to go with seven blocks (one solo, six assisted), and Gysin added eight kills and eight blocks.Katherine Fischer and Heather Meyers had 11 kills each for Oregon (16-9, 6-9), but Meyers had 11 hitting errors on the night.Jupiter started a key run in the first set at 17-17 as USC scored four straight for the eventual win. Williams and Jupiter stuffed a Meyers kill attempt in the second set to make it 13-10 and would close out with the 12-8 run.Gysin’s kill broke a 14-14 tie in the third set, setting up a 20-16 lead to finish the sweep of the Ducks.“We’ve upped our game,” Haley said. “From the second week of October, we’ve gotten better every week. I was really impressed with our blocking and our defense, and Bateman is really the real deal. If she’s not the best [setter] in the country, she’s certainly one of the two or three best.”USC, riding a four-match winning streak, concludes its season this weekend when it hosts Arizona and Arizona State at the Galen Center. Following the matches, the NCAA selection committee will draw tournament positions on Sunday.last_img read more

A Valentine’s Day love ballad for the ignorant

first_imgAs Valentine’s Day approaches, I thought I would get an early start on my day-long celebration of commercialism and over-the-top flattery.This year, though, times were tough, so instead of going to the grocery store and spending my dimes on a glittery Hallmark card, I decided there was no better way to honor those who deserve a little extra love than with a nice spotlight.There are a lot of deserving candidates who could use some care and compassion right now.And no, I’m not talking about you, Everson Griffen and Mitch Mustain.No, this year, the roses and chocolates go to an especially unsavory cast of characters, who, in the words of Bon Jovi, “just want to be loved.”This toast is for college basketball’s cavalcade of quitters.(Cue the music to Bud Light’s “Real American Heroes.”)Today, I salute you, Mr. My-Minutes-Have-Been-Cut-So-It’s-Time-To-Quit-And-Transfer guy.That’s right, Larry Drew II of UNC, Bryce Jones of USC, Devoe Joseph of Minnesota and Gary Franklin of Cal — this is for you.PTPer used to stand for Primetime Player.But we all know you love yourself and your minutes more than you love the team, so the acronym has been fittingly changed to playing time pouter.When the going got tough in your relationship with coaches, who, by the way, have accumulated three national championships and almost 2,000 wins among them, you ignorantly got up and bailed.I get it.As the big man on campus, you expect to be treated well from day one.It’s nice to be coddled and fawned over by the local media and even Division I coaches around the state when you’re a recruit, but once you enter college, it’s time to grow up.Regardless of what you were told during recruiting trips, a starting spot is not earned based on past merit or scrapbooks full of amateur accomplishments.When you average 25 minutes a game as a starting guard at Cal, you can’t shoot less than 30 percent from the floor through 13 games, Mr. Franklin. Especially when you are trying to share the backcourt with 2010 California Gatorade Player of the Year Allen Crabbe, who, during that same 13-game span, averaged more points per game on higher field-goal and three-point percentages.As for you, Mr. Jones, whether it was an alleged fight in practice or the emergence of junior guard Jio Fontan that did you in, maturity is shown by what you do when the odds are stacked against you.Even with all the athleticism in the world, there are no excuses for the disappearing acts that began before the Fordham transfer was cleared to play. Not to mention a disastrous assist-to-turnover ratio that fell below one.It’s sad when this saga of missteps makes a Christina Aguilera anthem blunder look like a tale of character, but in the case of Mr. Joseph and his on-again, off-again battles with Minnesota’s coach Tubby Smith, there is nothing beautiful about this situation no matter what they say.After being suspended for the team’s first six games, Joseph’s emergence was the only thing more surprising in Minneapolis than an old, domed stadium caving in during a snow storm.With Joseph’s poise and a knack for being clutch in late-game situations, Gopher fans believed a Big Ten regular season championship could be on the horizon for the first time since 1982.So much for that.When the ball dropped to ring in 2011, Mr. Joseph dropped his own proverbial ball when he opened his mouth to teammates about wanting to transfer.Of course, he no longer is with the team, and they seem to be doing fine without his services, currently sitting at No. 25 in the ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll.They say a seasoned point guard in college is like a fine bottle of wine — with age, they are a lot more enjoyable to coach. To be blunt, Drew is no Pinot Noir or Merlot.He might be a junior and the son of current Atlanta Hawks coach Larry Drew, but the apple falls far from the tree in this basketball family.Don’t tell Drew II this, but he isn’t exactly in the mold of Roy Williams’ other UNC products, Ty Lawson and Raymond Felton.In more than 25 minutes per game the last two seasons, Drew II averaged six points and five assists per game, all while shooting less than 30 percent from beyond the three-point arc.Not to mention, since he was replaced in the starting lineup five games ago by freshman Kendall Marshall, the Tar Heels haven’t lost and are ranked in the top 25.Here’s to hoping that after his college career concludes, the Encino-native finds a suitor in the NBDL.So, to you, Mr. My-Minutes-Got-Cut-So-Now-It’s-Time-To-Quit-And-Transfer guy, my hope is that as you sit on your couch of loneliness and despair this Valentine’s Day, you will look deeper than the jelly-filled substance in your chocolate truffles.My hope is that you learn that to be loved, sometimes you have to show you’re worthy of being loved first.“For The Love Of The Game” runs Wednesdays. To comment on this article, visit or e-mail Dave at read more

Global Gaming gains Estonian Vision with EMTA licence

first_img OEG revises Lithuania profile to counter ‘aggressive taxes’ November 29, 2019 Spelinspektionen rejects Ninja Casino domain transfer February 12, 2020 Related Articles Share Share Global Gaming granted licence review permit following Swedish appeal January 9, 2020 Submit StumbleUpon Joacim Möller – Global GamingStockholm-listed Global Gaming has confirmed that it has secured an Estonian Tax and Customs Board – EMTA Licence, allowing the firm to participate in the nation’s regulated online gambling marketplace.The firm’s Estonian application has been granted through its corporate subsidiary Safe Ent Ltd, allowing Global Gaming to operate and promote its flagship Ninja Casino brand within Estonia.Further to its update, Global Gaming confirms that the Estonia EMTA Licence will allow the company to operate its PayNPlay service, allowing quick registration and direct access to Ninja Casino’s online gambling inventory.Confirming Global Gaming’s Estonia licence, Group COO Mark Wadsworth detailed  “Working closely with the regulator gave us an opportunity to show that our solution offers the highest level of responsible gaming by getting a KYC report on each player.”Updating investors, Global Gaming Chief Executive Joacim Möller stated that Estonia would form part of the firm’s ongoing new market expansion, having secured its Stockholm Nasdaq IPO in early 2018.“The fact that regulated markets accept and approve our solution sends a strong signal. Following our recent licence awarded by the Maltese Gaming Authority (MGA), we continue to evaluate opportunities in other jurisdictions and we are looking forward to launching Ninja Casino in Estonia in the near future.”last_img read more