Pablo Mari confirms Arsenal move after touching down in London

first_imgAdvertisement Pablo Mari confirms Arsenal move after touching down in London Video Settings The 26-year-old defender is on the verge of signing for the Gunners (Picture: Getty)Flamengo defender Pablo Mari has touched down in London ahead of his surprise move to Arsenal and confirmed he is looking forward to joining the Gunners.The Spanish centre-back, who was previously at Manchester City but never played for the club, emerged as a shock target on Friday after Arsenal accelerated talks with Flamengo.Although the Brazilian side had been reluctant to lose such an important player, Arsenal technical director Edu flew to his homeland to wrap up a deal. Comment Mari won the Copa Libertadores during his brief time at Flamengo (Picture: Getty)Arsenal are believed to be paying around £7million to sign Mari, which represents a big profit on the £1m Flamengo paid City only last summer.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT The 26-year-old was pictured at Rio de Janeiro airport with Edu on Friday evening and boarded a plan to London, touching down at Heathrow on Saturday lunchtime – where he was greeted by several grabbed a brief word with the defender as he came through the arrivals gate with Edu, asking if he was excited to sign for Arsenal, and he effectively confirmed the move saying: ‘Yeah of course!’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 ArsenalMari said his goodbyes to his teammates and the coaching staff at Flamengo on Friday and will now undergo a medical at London Colney before penning personal terms.He quickly became a fan favourite at the Brazilian club, anchoring the defence as they won the Copa Libertadores – becoming the first Spaniard to win the storied South American competition.Pablo Mari has just arrived at Heathrow with Edu and he tell me he is excited to be joining Arsenal.Medical to take place this weekend.— Charles Watts (@charles_watts) January 25, 2020 Full Screencenter_img About Connatix V67539 Advertisement PLAY Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 25 Jan 2020 1:03 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link19.4kShares Mari – who was sent out on various loans to Girona, NAC and Deportivo while at City – got a taste of life in the Premier League when he played against Liverpool in the Club World Cup final.Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta had been keen to bring in a new central defender even before Calum Chambers picked up a serious ACL injury, and Mari will now compete for a place in an Arsenal back-line that has leaked goals all season.MORE: Flamengo star Pablo Mari pictured with Edu flying to London to complete Arsenal moveMORE: Arsenal close in on Thomas Lemar transfer as Atletico Madrid sanction moveMore: 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 1 min. storylast_img read more

Merseyside retains CBRE as adviser for £400m property portfolio

first_imgMerseyside Pension Fund has retained CBRE as its strategic property adviser.The £6.8bn (€9.24bn) Merseyside Pension Fund reappointed the manager to advise on its nearly £400m property portfolio, according to documents filed with the EU. Merseyside tendered for a new manager last year, on a 6-10 year contract.CBRE is to review the UK property portfolio’s investment strategy. The local government pension scheme is yet to decide on an operational property manager, which it is also tendering for under a separate contract.The new property manager will run the day-to-day operations for Merseyside’s portfolio that includes shopping centres in the South East of England, a business park and a building in London’s Mayfair district.CBRE was initially awarded a four-year contract to run its portfolio in 2009, replacing Savills, before then being given a two-year extension.The pension fund’s property holdings rose 18% in value over the year to April 2015, becoming the biggest contributor of growth to the portfolio’s 12.6% return.last_img read more

Low-pressure system could become first storm

first_imgNewsRegional Low-pressure system could become first storm by: – June 7, 2011 Share Share Sharing is caring! 9 Views   no discussionscenter_img Tweet KINGSTON, Jamaica – A broad low-pressure system about 150 miles southwest of Jamaica has some potential to become the first storm of the Atlantic Hurricane Season, but even before it reaches that stage, the rains it’s producing have caused major flooding in two Caribbean islands and resulted in the death of one man.The National Hurricane Centre (NHC) in Miami said this morning that there was a 40 percent chance of the system developing into a tropical cyclone by tomorrow.A hurricane hunter is scheduled to investigate the system tomorrow.“Regardless of development (of the system), heavy rains could cause flash floods and mudslides over portions of Haiti and Jamaica as the system moves slowly towards the northwest or north over the next couple of days,” the NHC said.The two countries have already been getting heavy rains associated with the low-pressure system.One death so farThere was flooding across Jamaica yesterday, with the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM) reporting a suspected drowning at Bob Marley Beach, Nine Miles Bull Bay. The victim was one of two men in a fishing boat trapped by the flood waters. The other man was rescued and taken to hospital.Several communities were also marooned by the flood waters.The Meteorological Service has issued a Flash Flood Warning for low-lying and flood prone areas of St Mary, Portland, St Thomas, St Catherine, Clarendon, Kingston and St Andrew. A statement from the ODPEM said the Ministry of Labour and Social and Security has been placed on standby in the event the rains persist into today and tomorrow.Over in Haiti, the government and international aid groups evacuated 56 families from flooded areas after the country’s largest lake, Lake Azuei, overflowed from days of heavy rains.The Associated Press quoted an official with Haiti’s Civil Protection Department, Nadia Lochard, as reporting that several other families chose to stay in their flooded communities because they either feared their possessions would be stolen or they needed to tend to livestock. President Michel Martelly visited the flooded areas.Caribbean 360 News Sharelast_img read more

IOC to hold coronavirus crisis talks with sports bodies

first_img Promoted Content9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way11 Strange Facts About Your Favorite TV ShowsBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksThe Most Stunning Wedding Looks From Around The WorldWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?15 Extremely Surprising Facts About Disney PrincessesWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Mesmerizing Wedding Looks From Different Countries Loading… With less than five months to go before the Tokyo Olympics, International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach plans emergency talks with member organisations, sources close to the IOC said on Sunday. On Sunday, the Olympic countdown clock in Ginza in Tokyo showed 131 days before the Games are scheduled to start The IOC plans a conference call on Tuesday to “keep the international federations informed of the situation, as well as the National Olympic Committees and athletes,” one source close to the IOC told AFP. The IOC “will take stock of the actions taken” to respond to the coronavirus crisis “and the federations will have the opportunity to ask questions” added a source close to one international sports federation The IOC “conducts a regular dialogue with all the Olympic partners and regularly informs them of the situation,” added an IOC spokesman. While many international sporting events have been postponed or cancelled, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe promised on Friday that Tokyo would host the Olympic Games as planned in July and August, despite questions raised by the pandemic. Thomas Bach said on Thursday that his organisation would follow the recommendations of the World Health Organisation regarding a possible postponement.center_img Read Also: Pogba makes coronavirus fund-raising pledge He acknowledged, however, that the cancellation of qualifying events due to the epidemic was already posing “serious problems”. The issue of qualifying will be a focus of Tuesday’s telephone meeting. At the beginning of March, Bach said the IOC would show “flexibility” regarding the qualifications for the Tokyo and encouraged “all athletes to continue to prepare” for the Games. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

2017 Decatur County 4-H Fair Tractor results

first_imgGreensburg, In. — Here are the 2017 Decatur County 4-H Fair Tractor results:Senior Tractor Division:Senior TractorSenior Lawn:Senior LawnSenior Zero Turn: Senior Zero Turn Junior Tractor:Junior TractorJunior Zero Turn:Junior Zero TurnJunior Lawn:Junior Lawnlast_img

Bulldogs Grappler Results From Milan

first_imgSaturday,  The Batesville Wrestling team traveled to Milan to compete in 5 duals. This was the bulldogs first true test of the season as they went 2-3 on the day as a team.Batesville started the day beating Triton Central 36-29. Tyler Schaeffer (132) started the day with a pin to give Batesville the early 6-0 lead. Jt Linkel (145) and Josh Mobley (152) each had to come form being to secure their victories by pin. After a couple of losses Axel Garcia (182) got a pin which was fallowed by Brandon Manning (195) getting a forfeit to extend the bulldog lead to 30-23. In the final contested match with the bulldogs needing one last win to claim victory Alex Murphy came from behind to get a pin fall to secure Batesville’s victory before giving up 1 last forfeit.Batesville then competed against the host Milan team. Batesville Battled strong with Axel Garcia Getting an other pin. Jonah Chase (138) got his first victory of the day with a 6-0 decision. Josh Mobley and Nick Nobbe (170) were able to pick up forfeits. Despite the effort the bulldogs lost their first dual of the year 47-21.Batesvilles 3rd match up was against a very competitive Lawrenceburg team who brought a full line up. In their toughest dual today Axel Garcia was the bulldogs lone victory with a pin fall as Batesville lost 72-6 to a very experienced Lawrenceburg team.Batesville’s 4th match up was against Union County as they attempt to get back to their wing ways. Jt Linkel started the dual off with a pin. Josh Mobley then fallowed with a commanding 8-2 victory. Jacob Weigel (160) would receive a forfeit. jumping Batesville to a 15-0 lead. Despite dropping the next match bulldogs would continue winning with Axel Garcia winning his 4th match of the day with an impressive 16-8  victory. Brandon Manning and Alex Murphy each received forfeits to increase the lead. Batesville would give up a forfeit and drop another match before Jonah Chase would end the dual with a win by pin giving Batesville the 37-17 victory.Bulldogs would close out the day in a competitive dual against Rushville. Josh Mobley and Jacob Weigel would get Batesville to a good start with each earning pins. Batesville would then be one the losing end of very competitive matches before Tyler Schaeffer would get a pin fall victory. Jt Linkel would close out the day with a pin fall. Despite the effort Batesville lost 44-24.Leading the bulldogs on the day was Axel Garcia and Josh Mobley with 4 victories each and Jt Linkel with 3 victories. Competing and winning in JV matches were Vonley Hund (145) and Nathan Livers (160). Batesville will next travel to Rushville on December 8th.Team ScoresBatesville 36,  Triton Central 29Milan 59,  Batesville 21Lawrenceburg 74,  Batesville 6Batesville 37,  Union County 17Rushville 44,  Batesville 24Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Curtis Miller.last_img read more

Nannie Tolliver Derflinger, 97

first_imgNannie Tolliver Derflinger, 97, of Greensburg, Indiana, passed away on June 1, 2020 of natural causes at her daughter Sue’s residence.Nannie was born on February 21, 1923 in Harlan County, Kentucky, the sixth child of Marion and Parlie (Caldwell) Tolliver. She lived in Middletown, Ohio; Front Royal, Virginia; Denver, Colorado; San Antonio, Texas; and Hanau, Germany before moving to Clarksburg, Indiana where she has lived for the past 53 years.Nannie grew up playing in the beautiful mountain country around Bledsoe, Kentucky.  She attended Red Bird High School near Beverly, Kentucky.  During WW II she served her country working at the Visco factory which made nylon in Front Royal, Virginia.  She met her husband of 43 years, Clarence W. Derflinger, a soldier, in Front Royal, and traveled with him extensively. Shortly after his retirement from the army, they moved to Clarksburg where they farmed for many years.  Nannie was a homemaker to whom family meant everything.  She loved to cook, bake, garden, and sew.  She especially loved surprising her children and grands with extra attention such as doll clothes for the girls and hunting sacks for the boys, and baked goods like German Chocolate Cake, or her famous yeast rolls. She loved making people happy. She loved helping people. When she learned of a need she filled it.  She truly had the gift of kindness, love, hospitality, and compassion.  Nannie was a Christian and a member of the Clarksburg Christian Church.  Even though she is no longer with us, she leaves behind memories filled with love, goodness, laughter, and wisdom.  She will be greatly missed.She was preceded in death by her parents, Marion and Parlie; husband, Clarence; five brothers, Paul, Oscar, McKinley, Fred, and John Tolliver; two sisters, Betty Stockton, and Susie Franz.She is survived by one brother, Clay (Sandy) Tolliver, two sisters, Clettis (Darrell) Napier, Mary (Melvin) Nantz, all of Bledsoe, Kentucky; numerous nieces and nephews; two daughters, Loretta Fay (Ralph) Hollenbeck, Hendersonville, North Carolina; Sue (Paul) Wenning, Greensburg; two sons, Clarence Ronald (Carol) Derflinger, Bloomington, Michael (Carolyn) Derflinger, Greensburg; 11 grandchildren, Troy (Lynnette) Hollenbeck, Todd Hollenbeck, Jeffrey (Michelle) Hollenbeck, Julie-Ann (Joseph) Dickerson, Amy Schlarb, Lorie (John) Zimmerman, Brandon (Kelsey) Schlarb, Christopher Derflinger, Michelle (Brian) Lang, Brandi (Kevin) Kaiser, Tanner (Miranda) Derflinger. 28 great grandchildren, Ashley Hollenbeck, Jason Hollenbeck, Taylor (Holden) Rice, Michael Hollenbeck, Marissa Dickerson, Tristan Dickerson, Cory Cool, Callie Cool, Katelyn (Ethan) Baird, Hannah Cox, Molly Cox, Hudson Schlarb, Norah Schlarb, Brittani Derflinger, Braxtin Kritlow, Alexis Derflinger, Carolynn Derflinger, Emmalynn Derflinger, Madilynn Derflinger, Taylor Lynch, Bryce Lang, Sierra Lang, Aiden Lang, Danika Lang, Gavin Lang, Allison Rippinger, Carmin Rippinger, Macenna Rippinger.7 Great Great Grandchildren, Brayden Kellems, Maysin Kellems, Lisa Kellems, Zaiden Cool, Elijah Lynch, Jackson Lynch, Kasey Baird, and one on the way.In lieu of flowers, memorial may be made to the Christian Appalachian Project, PO Box 55911, Lexington, KY 40555-5911.Visitation for family and friends will be held on Friday, June 5, 2020 from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm observing CDC precautions at Porter-Oliger-Pearson Funeral Home.Funeral services will follow at 2:00 pm at the funeral home with Rev. Jerran Jackson of the Clarksburg Christian Church officiating. Burial will follow at South Park Cemetery.Online guestbook and condolences can be made at www.popfuneralhome.comlast_img read more

Meeke secures momentous win

first_imgNorthern Ireland’s Kris Meeke has become the first British driver to win a World Rally since 2002 after claiming his maiden win in Argentina on Sunday. The 35-year-old from Dungannon beat Citroen team-mate Mads Ostberg by 18.1 seconds, the first British win since the late Colin McRae was victorious in Kenya 13 years ago, while Welshman Elfyn Evans took third – his first WRC podium. “The one guy who did most for me isn’t here to see this,” Meeke said on the WRC website. “This is for Colin. He helped my career out at the very beginning. He supported me financially through to the world championship. Without his support I wouldn’t be here.” Press Associationcenter_img Meeke has dominated throughout the four days in Argentina, finding form having crashed out of the opening three rounds of the season. Ostberg had to battle illness and engine problems to take second place, giving Citroen a first one-two finish in three years, while Evans had to cling on for third, battling suspension problems on his Ford Fiesta RS over the final stage. He finished three minutes, 27.4 seconds down on Meeke after giving up a full minute on the final stage, but did enough to stay ahead of Czech driver Martin Prokop. Ostberg’s second consecutive second place sees him go up to second in the championship standings behind Sebastian Ogier, who could only manage 17th in his Volkswagen after fuel injection problems. last_img read more

Women of Troy fall to Huskies on the road

first_imgA strong offensive effort would stunt the USC women’s basketball team (15-13, 7-10 Pac-12) in their fight against the Washington Huskies(21-8, 10-7 Pac-12). The Women of Troy lost 60-48, dominated by three players in the Huskies arsenal. The women of Troy would endure the next 40-minute contest without senior forward Alexyz Vaioletama, who did not play because of an injury.“It’s hard when you don’t have your go-to players in the line up, but I really thought we fought hard,” head coach Cynthia Cooper-Dyke said. “We did some really good things offensively and defensively, we just really couldn’t get into an offensive rhythm consistently throughout the game.”Senior forward Kaneisha Horn lead the Women of Troy in scoring with 13 points and nine rebounds. Sophomore guard Jordan Adams also added 12 points and nine rebounds to the Trojan cause.Scoring was slow for both teams in the first half. The Women of Troy shot at 32 percent to the Huskies 37 percent. Early on the game, the Women of Troy and the Huskies kept the game close. Freshmen guard Courtney Jaco and junior guard Brianna Barrett launched two shots behind the arc, keeping their deficit small.“We had a few issues with getting ourselves organized; I think we took some quick shots,” said Adams. “I felt we played really good defense, we made them shoot contesting shots for most of their possessions.”Talia Walton had a strong offensive presence with 6 points in the first 10 minutes. Adams responded by securing the lead with field goals.USC hit a dry spell deep in the half, allowing the Huskies to make up for lost time. The efforts of Kelsey Plum and Jazmine Davis would put USC at a disadvantage. Horn would break the silence with a field goal for the Trojans after almost four minutes of not scoring.Barrett kept the offense rolling with a layup and a free throw. However, this was not enough to overpower Washington.Neither teams were able to score for two minutes. After a flurry of rebounds and missed shots, Horn hit a successful jumper. Freshmen forward Amy Okonkwo then bumped the Women of Troy pass Washington after a trip to the line.The half ended with USC having a one-point lead and collected more blocks and assists than the Huskies.At the beginning of the second half, USC racked up five points in the first five minutes.Freshmen guards MacKenzie Calvert and Jaco would grab an assist each. Plum would put pressure on the Trojan defense, finding ways to score.“Mostly we wanted to play fast and get out on the break,” said Okonkwo. “I feel like we need to execute more and play defense better, play more defense.”After being tied at 30 USC’s offense slowed down while the Huskies began hitting shots. Plum would contribute to the Huskies offense while Horn continued to keep USC in the game.With nine minutes left in regulation, the Huskies held an 11-point lead and would keep the Women of Troy at a distance.The Women of Troy will battle against the Washington State Cougars on Saturday at 3 p.m. in their last game of the regular season.last_img read more

Beat writer Q&A: Conor O’Neill of the Winston-Salem Journal breaks down the Demon Deacons

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on November 9, 2017 at 5:07 pm Contact Matthew: | @MatthewGut21 Syracuse (4-5, 2-3 Atlantic Coast) kicks off against Wake Forest (5-4, 2-3) on Saturday at 3 p.m. The Orange, two wins away from ensuring bowl eligibility, lost at WFU, 28-9, a year ago. The Demon Deacons are coming off of an 11-point loss at No. 3 Notre Dame last week, while SU nearly beat Florida State on the road.The Daily Orange spoke with the Winston-Salem Journal’s Conor O’Neill, who covers the Demon Deacons.The Daily Orange: Wake Forest has turned a lot of heads this season. What’s fueling that success?Conor O’Neill: Wake Forest’s surge this season has been led by its offense and the emergence of playmakers, really for the first time in Dave Clawson’s four years as coach. Greg Dortch was fantastic for the first eight games before season-ending surgery, but he’s hardly the only standout. Scotty Washington, a 6-foot-5 receiver, is becoming a consistent threat. Running back Matt Colburn II has run for 100-plus yards in back-to-back games. And quarterback John Wolford has the highest passer efficiency rate in the ACC (161.2), with 17 touchdowns and three interceptions.The D.O.: Syracuse head coach Dino Babers pointed out the strengths of WFU’s offense, especially quarterback John Wolford and the passing game. Why has that been so effective?AdvertisementThis is placeholder textC.O.: The Deacons have implemented a heavy dose of run-pass option plays, and Wolford rarely makes a wrong decision operating them. The other part is that Wolford finally has an offensive line that can protect him and receivers that can make plays on the ball. For the past three seasons, there hasn’t been much of either of those.The D.O.: Where is Wake Forest most vulnerable?C.O.: Coming off a game in which its defense surrendered seven full football fields of offense, Wake Forest’s defense seems pretty vulnerable at the moment. Notre Dame exposed it. The Irish rushing for 380 wasn’t a shock, that’s only 64 more than they were averaging entering the game. But Notre Dame racked up 330 passing yards, 200 more than its season average. Given Syracuse’s receiver duo, that bodes well for the Orange.The D.O.: Is there a lesser-known player for WFU that Syracuse fans should watch out for?C.O.: I’d love to put Alex Bachman here, a backup receiver, but he had eight catches for 116 yards and a touchdown at Notre Dame. One glance at last week’s box score makes him a known weapon. So I’ll tell you to watch for Ja’Cquez Williams, the backup rover — Wake Forest’s hybrid linebacker/safety position. He’s seen extended playing time lately and has made an impact in coverage and stopping the run.The D.O.: How do you think the game will unfold Saturday and who wins?C.O.: I think there will be a ton of points scored and this game comes down to the wire. Turnovers and special teams could change that — Wake Forest has taken care of the ball, doesn’t commit many turnovers but has left a lot to be desired in special teams. But if those are relatively even, I think Wake Forest wins in a shootout. Commentslast_img read more