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  • Hector Bellerin’s agent talks up Serie A transfer, claims Arsenal star ‘likes’ Italy

    first_img Comment Hector Bellerin’s agent talks up Serie A transfer, claims Arsenal star ‘likes’ Italy Bellerin is a hugely popular figure at Arsenal (Picture: Getty)Hector Bellerin’s agent has opened the door to his player leaving Arsenal in the near future.Arsenal have endured a dismal season so far, with the club in turmoil amid poor results and Granit Xhaka’s explosive clash with fans.Unai Emery has tried to steady the ship by stripping Xhaka as captain, but reportedly has until January to turn results around.Bellerin is one of the most popular players at Arsenal having joined the club as a 16-year-old, but his agent revealed there was transfer interest from Italy.ADVERTISEMENT‘At the moment he is focused on the team’s commitments, comes from a bad injury and is returning to his levels,’ Albert Botines told Sky Sports Italia Advertisement Bellerin has offers from Italy, according to Italy (Picture: PA)‘He likes Italy, the interest of an Italian club has been there but I can’t reveal it.’AdvertisementAdvertisementHe added: ‘He has a long contract and it won’t be easy to take him away from Arsenal. He is vice-captain, we will see how the season will go.’With reports claiming Emery has lost a large section of the Arsenal dressing room, Alexandre Lacazette insisted there were no such issues in the Gunners camp.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‘We’re working together every day on a constant basis to pick up the slack,’ he said.‘The group definitely supports the coach and I’m sure the club does as well.‘We’re a very tight group and we’re doing everything we can to improve.‘His best quality is that he’s really passionate. Every day at training he’s always really happy to be there and to work with us, to teach us and his staff things.’center_img Leicester 2- 0 Arsenal: Unai Emery post-match press conferenceTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 7:35FullscreenLeicester 2- 0 Arsenal: Unai Emery post-match press conference is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.MORE: Manchester United and Arsenal send scouts to watch Juventus star Merih DemiralMORE: Arsenal legend Thierry Henry returns to management with Montreal Impact Coral BarryThursday 14 Nov 2019 5:40 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.8kShares Advertisementlast_img read more

  • Governor Wolf Moves to Protect Senior Programs with New Lottery Initiative

    first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter October 27, 2017 Governor Wolf Moves to Protect Senior Programs with New Lottery Initiativecenter_img Press Release,  Seniors Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today announced that he is taking action to stabilize the Lottery Fund, which supports important senior programs, by authorizing the Pennsylvania Lottery to offer virtual sports games at Lottery retailers, including bars and taverns.“The Pennsylvania Lottery provided more than $1 billion last year for older Pennsylvanians, assisting with property tax and rent rebates, transportation, care services, prescription assistance and local services such as senior centers and meals,” said Governor Wolf. “However, intense competition is straining Lottery profits as seniors are increasingly relying on these programs.“This action allows us to protect our commitment to seniors and stabilize funding for those vital programs, while providing Lottery retailers, including bars and taverns, with a new source of revenue.”Under this arrangement, the Pennsylvania Lottery will offer virtual sports, which are draw-based, animated games permitted by the Lottery Law that players watch on a monitor. The games look like a sporting event, such as football, car racing, boxing and more, but are not actual matches or teams. The winner is selected at random, similar to the Lottery’s computerized midday drawings.For example, a virtual car race would have various cars that represent numbers. Players select a car and watch the simulated race.  If their car wins or places, they win a prize.Lottery projects this could add as much as $75 million for senior programs to the Lottery Fund over the next five years. These virtual sports games are successful in other states and countries, and usually have drawings every five to 10 minutes.Participating retailers will receive a 5 percent commission, the same amount earned on other types of Lottery games.last_img read more

  • Reach Out PA: Suicide Prevention Task Force Calls for Removing Stigma and Barriers to Care

    first_img January 14, 2020 Healthcare,  Press Release,  Public Health Governor Tom Wolf today announced the initial report of Pennsylvania’s Suicide Prevention Task Force based on the statewide listening sessions held throughout fall 2019. The work of the Suicide Prevention Task Force is a complement to the goals and strategies surrounding the governor’s Reach Out PA: Your Mental Health Matters initiative announced earlier this month and his Executive Order to protect vulnerable populations signed last year.“My administration is committed to developing a comprehensive suicide prevention plan that will save precious lives, support people in crisis, and help loved ones of attempt survivors and those we’ve lost,” Gov. Wolf said. “We’ve taken a giant first step toward that goal by opening this dialogue with Pennsylvanians across the commonwealth, and I want to thank the members of the Suicide Prevention Task Force for their hard work and all who shared their stories, insights, and experiences at a listening session last year.”Informed by the testimonies and suggestions of people affected by suicide, mental health professionals, and other stakeholders from across the commonwealth, the report will be used to develop a comprehensive, long-term strategy of significantly reducing the number of suicides in Pennsylvania.In August, the task force announced a series of 10 public listening sessions to be hosted throughout Pennsylvania. Over the next several months, Pennsylvanians gathered to talk about how suicide has affected their lives and to help inform the task force’s draft prevention plan and work to reduce stigma around discussing topics such as mental health and suicide. More than 800 people – community members, state and local officials, representatives from county suicide prevention organizations, and stakeholders from other sectors of government – attended the sessions.As a direct result of these listening sessions, the Pennsylvania Suicide Prevention Task Force has identified the following key themes to inform the commonwealth’s four-year suicide prevention strategy:Stigma associated with mental health, suicide and suicide attempts can affect the likelihood of individuals seeking help or continuing treatment, and how policymakers make decisions that affect mental health systems.Resources needed to elevate mental health as a public health issue, incentivize the integration of physical and behavioral health, and improve suicide prevention resources at the local level.Barriers to treatment such as cost and insurance gaps.Access to more detailed suicide and suicide-attempt data to help policymakers make effective, meaningful decisions.Issues within the mental-health workforce, such as pay and barriers to entry, to improve quality of care.With proper resources, Pennsylvania’s schools and educators are uniquely positioned to save lives with suicide prevention strategies and resources.The Legislature could take direct action to prevent suicides through the passage of a Red Flag law (to provide a means to remove firearms from someone at risk for suicide) or safe storage requirements for firearms.“On behalf of the entire task force, we are grateful to everyone who took time to share their stories, experiences, recommendations, or even just showed up to listen and learn themselves. The themes and recommendations outlined in this report give us a clear path forward for actionable ways to support and enhance suicide prevention efforts across the commonwealth,” said Department of Human Services Secretary Teresa Miller. “I truly believe elevating this issue and utilizing this meaningful, collective approach to prevention efforts will save lives across Pennsylvania.”According to a 2018 report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States. In 2017, more than 47,000 individuals died by suicide nationwide. In Pennsylvania alone, 2,023 individuals died by suicide that year.Gov. Wolf announced the first-of-its-kind statewide task force in May 2019 with the goal of developing a four-year plan to reduce suicide in Pennsylvania. The Task Force is made up of leadership and staff from multiple state agencies, members of the General Assembly, and Prevent Suicide PA. State agencies include the departments of Human Services (DHS), Health (DOH), Corrections (DOC), Aging (PDA), Education (PDE), Military and Veterans Affairs (DMVA), Transportation (PennDOT), Agriculture (PDA), Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP), the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD), and the Pennsylvania State Police (PSP). Task Force members brought forth a wide array of knowledge of constituencies they represent or serve professionally, from their own lived experiences as loss survivors or attempt survivors of suicide, or as individuals who experience or support someone facing mental-health challenges.The task force anticipates releasing a comprehensive four-year statewide suicide prevention plan in the first quarter of 2020 that will be available for a public comment period. Following updates based on public comment, the task force will publish the final 2020-2024 Pennsylvania statewide suicide prevention plan, which will include:The landscape and gap analysis of detailed suicide statistics nationwide and in Pennsylvania.Guiding principles for suicide prevention in Pennsylvania.Goals and objectives to reduce suicide and suicide attempts in Pennsylvania, including reducing stigma associated with suicide, suicide attempts, and mental health challenges.Recommendations for local and state policymakers, including public and elected officials, as well as cross-sector partners.A structure for the implementation and evaluation of Pennsylvania’s statewide suicide prevention plan.The task force is represented on the Governor’s Special Council to Reduce Gun Violence and the Reducing Suicide by Firearm workgroup and will continue to provide input on the recommendations included in the Council’s report.“This is just the beginning, and we will deliberately continue on this path of reducing stigma around mental-health issues and encouraging Pennsylvanians in crisis to seek help when they need it,” Gov. Wolf said. “Everyone’s life has value, and things can and will get better.”To read the task force’s initial report, click here. Reach Out PA: Suicide Prevention Task Force Calls for Removing Stigma and Barriers to Carecenter_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

  • Beachside properties sell the hammer at winter auction event

    first_imgThe Professionals Mermaid Beach winter auction last nightThe $2.152 million sale of a five-bedroom home at 11 Seashell Ave was the highlight of the night.The luxury Mermaid Beach house sold to a Brisbane couple. Agent Luke Henderson said the home offered ocean glimpses and seaside luxury.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North5 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day ago“The showpiece of the home is the large living and dining areas, which connect through bi-fold doors to the undercover entertaining area overlooking a sparkling pool,’’ he said.“The buyers are moving to the Gold Coast to retire.” 11 Seashell Ave, Mermaid Beach.EIGHT properties cracked under the hammer at the John Henderson Professionals Mermaid Beach “August Auction Spectacular” last night. The Professionals team took 17 homes to auction. 11 Seashell Ave, Mermaid Beach was one of the standouts of the nightMore than 200 people were squeezed into the Mermaid Beach Bowls Club to watch the hammer go down on eight properties. The homes on offer included beachside mansions, riverfront homes, apartments with ocean views and townhouses from Surfers Paradise to Burleigh HeadsJohn Henderson Professionals Mermaid Beach principal Andrew Henderson said his agents were in the process of negotiating potential deals on the ten remaining properties.Mr Henderson described the night as intense and said it was a big hit for Gold Coasters. “We had a terrific crowd turn up and the bidding for some of the properties was particularly intense,’’ Mr Henderson said.“Most of the buyers on the night were from Gold Coast or Brisbane.“This is the first time we have held a mass auction during winter and there is no doubt that we will plan a similar event next year.”Some of the other sales on the night included a four-bedroom home at 35 Venice St which sold for $1.125 million. The 405sq m block is a stone’s throw from the beach. Among the other sales was a one-bedroom Nobby Beach unit at 28 Chairlift Ave for $270,000 as well as a three-bedroom home at 6-8 Petrel Ave for $701,000.last_img read more

  • Ministry of Agriculture Cautions the Public on Black Sigatoka Disease

    first_img Tweet Share Black Sigatoka in banana fruit. Photo credit: aspsnet.orgThe Ministry of Agriculture in collaboration with National Fair Trade Organization and Dominica Agriculture Producers & Exporters Limited (DAPEX) is sensitizing the general public of the Black Sigatoka disease which affects the banana plant.The disease which has not yet been found in Dominica has been identified in the several of our neighboring islands as close as Martinique.Mr. Ryan Anselm, the Quarantine Officer in the Ministry of Agriculture stated that the Black Sigatoka was first intercepted in Fiji in Jamaica in 1995, then in Trinidad, Grenada, St. Vincent from early 2000 and this year it was intercepted in Martinique.Click here to listen to audio:  Mr. Anselm emphasized the need for the public to be sensitized so as to prevent it from entering into Dominica as that would have devastating effects on our bananas.Dominica Vibes News Share LocalNews Ministry of Agriculture Cautions the Public on Black Sigatoka Disease by: – May 7, 2011center_img Sharing is caring! 37 Views   no discussions Sharelast_img read more

  • Shirley M. Schmidt

    first_imgShirley M. Schmidt, age 83 of Batesville, passed away after a brief illness on July 5, 2016.  She was born July 13, 1932 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the daughter of Ida (Nee: Spencer) and Raymond Dahl.  She was the devoted wife of Richard Schmidt who preceded her in death January of 2010.She is the mother of Susan Ratcliffe of Shelbyville, Kentucky, Shelly (David) Wallpe of Cincinnati, Ohio, Peter (Susan) Schmidt of Mishawaka, Indiana; grandmother of Samantha, Allyson, Jacob and Joshua Schmidt and Leland Ratcliffe, and sister of Connie Baker of McKinney, Texas.  In addition to her husband and parents, she is also preceded in death by her brother Jerry Dahl and son-in-law Don Ratcliffe.Shirley graduated from the Columbia School of Nursing in Milwaukee in 1954 and spent her 50 year professional career as a nurse and caregiver.  She counted those in her graduating class among her closest lifelong friends.  She served as an emergency room nurse for many years.  Upon moving to Batesville in 1970, she worked as a nursing supervisor, nursing home administrator and a Medicare auditor.  A member of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, Shirley was very creative, enjoying decorative painting, making hook wool rugs and collecting antiques.  Shirley wishes were to be cremated.  A celebration of her life will be scheduled at a later date.  Memorials may be made to the Columbia College of Nursing, 4425 North Port Washington Road, Glendale, Wisconsin, 53212 to the attention of the President.  Weigel Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.last_img read more

  • Federal judge blocks 18 hour ultrasound abortion rule

    first_imgINDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — A federal judge has blocked a state mandate that forced women to undergo an ultrasound at least 18 hours before having an abortion.US District Judge Tanya Walton Pratt says the Indiana mandate creates significant financial and other burdens on the group and its patients.Not every Planned Parenthood can afford ultrasounds, so some women would have to drive over 100 miles to get an ultrasound.The state still has time to appeal the ruling; Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill says his office is looking into the next steps.Judge Pratt also blocked a separate part of the abortion law that banned the procedure if it was requested for fetal genetic abnormalities.last_img read more

  • Fireworks to be displayed at state parks

    first_imgStatewide—The public can watch fireworks at several Indiana State Park properties in recognition of Independence Day. Standard gate fees of $7 for in-state vehicles and $9 for out-of-state vehicles will apply for admission throughout the day at each site.Social distancing is expected when visiting state park properties, and masks are recommended. Please enjoy your visit responsibly for the safety of other guests and DNR staff. Personal fireworks are prohibited at Indiana State Parks.In the days before each event, watch individual state park Facebook pages for any updates or changes based on weather.Sites currently scheduled to host fireworks shows and viewing are:Clifty Falls State ParkThe City of Madison’s fireworks, scheduled for July 4 at 10 p.m., can be viewed from Clifty Falls State Park. Additionally, Clifty Inn will host a viewing area for inn guests.Versailles State ParkVersailles State Park’s fireworks show is scheduled for July 11 at 9:30 p.mlast_img read more

  • Wenger: Mind made up over future

    first_img The 64-year-old’s current deal expires at the end of the season, and talks have been going on for some time to tie up the long-term future of the French coach. Wenger was again pressed on those contract negotiations at Friday’s press conference ahead of the visit of Fulham, and whether there was any time frame at which a firm conclusion had to be reached one way or another. “That’s like an unidentified flying object – some see them everywhere,” the Arsenal manager said. “I am curious as well (to see what will happen), but the transfer period lasts until the 31st of January. “Are we close to signing anybody? At the moment I would say no.” Wenger added: “The transfer market in January is a low key transfer market. “There is very reduced activity (generally). There will be some of course, but in the last three days as always.” Arsenal have also been linked with Fulham forward Dimitar Berbatov. Wenger said: “Do I rate Berbatov as player? Highly. Have we made any approach to sign Berbatov? No. “I don’t think (we would look to sign Berbatov) because we have (Nicklas) Bendtner who is coming back, we have Yaya Sanogo who is making very good progress in training. “Of course we have lost Theo Walcott and that for us was a big blow. Hopefully we can compensate, but we have not made any approach (for Berbatov).” Wenger would rather do away with the whole mid-season transfer window. “You have my signature straight away,” he said. “Either you scrap it completely, or you leave it open until as long as possible to the last four games. “It is like running a relay, then in the middle of the relay you change your runners.” Wenger said: “It gives teams a chance who are already convicted, it gives some teams hope. “But when I arrived in England, the window was open until April, the whole season, and it was not a problem. “Why did you change it? To create that high intense activity and suddenly in January everybody becomes nervous. “Before it was the whole season and it did not create any problem.” Czech midfielder Thomas Rosicky could play in a protective mask against Fulham following surgery to correct a broken nose suffered when he was caught by a stray elbow from Gabriel Agbonlahor during the win at Aston Villa on Monday night, although full-back Nacho Monreal is doubtful after twisting a ligament in his foot. Arsenal, meanwhile, have announced a new multi-million pound commercial tie-up with Huawei, which will see the telecommunications specialist become the club’s official smartphone partner on a global basis until the end of the 2015/16 season. “There is always a point where you have to decide, of course,” Wenger said. “There is a point where you have to decide and there is a point where you have to make your decision public.” When asked if that meant he had already made his decision, Wenger replied: “You can take of that sentence the way you want it.” Arsenal are also looking to secure new deals for defender Per Mertesacker and full-back Bacary Sagna, the France international who is out of contract in the summer. Wenger said: “We are making good progress and hopefully we can announce something soon.” Arsenal are expected to bring in some attacking reinforcements this month to try to help offset the loss of England forward Theo Walcott to a serious knee injury. Schalke’s German international Julian Draxler, who is said to have a £37million buy-out clause, has been touted as a potential target – with some reports suggesting the player had been spotted on a tour of Arsenal’s Hertfordshire training complex. Wenger, though, insisted nothing was imminent. Press Association Arsene Wenger indicated he has already decided whether to stay on as Arsenal manager, with public confirmation of a contract extension expected to follow in the coming weeks.last_img read more

  • ICC World Cup ‘Heard enough of your verbal diarrhoea’: Ravindra Jadeja blasts Sanjay Manjrekar over his statement

    first_imgHere’s the Tweet:  New Delhi: After a sensational win against Bangladesh at Edgbaston in Birmingham, the Indian team qualified for the seventh time in a World Cup semi-final. The men-in-blue over the course of their eight games tinkered with playing eleven, which nine out of ten times turned in India’s favour.India’s bowling all-rounder, Ravindra Jadeja, who is playing his second 50-over World Cup, hasn’t got a game to play. However, he has always been named as India’s 12th man, who comes to field as and when required. Interestingly, against West Indies, Jadeja even pulled off a blinder to help India be back in the game.Seeing his position in the team currently, the Indian batsman turned commentator, Sanjay Manjrekar termed him as ‘bits and pieces player’. While commentating in a World Cup game, he said, “I am not a big fan of bits and pieces players which Jadeja is at this point of his career in 50-over cricket. In Test matches, he is a pure bowler. But in 50-over cricket, I would rather have a batsman and a spinner.”ALSO READ: ‘What a shame…’: Gautam Gambhir slams BCCI after Ambati Rayudu announces retirementManjrekar statement came into the limelight and even hit the ears of Ravindra Jadeja himself who couldn’t control his emotions and lashed Manjrekar. To get his statement heard, Ravindra Jadeja took to the twitter said, “Still I have played twice the number of matches you have played and I’m still playing. Learn to respect ppl who have achieved. I have heard enough of your verbal diarrhoea (diarrhea).”Interestingly, Jadeja wrote ‘twist’ instead of ‘twice’ in his first tweet, but seeing the gravity of the topic, he deleted his first tweet, and came with a correction in new tweet. Here’s the Image: For all the Latest Sports News News, ICC World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more