Folarin Balogun appears to confirm Arsenal exit on Instagram after failing to agree new contract

first_imgDespite his excellent at youth level, Balogun has got precious few first-team opportunities (Getty)The north London club managed to convince Bukayo Saka to pen fresh terms recently and manager Mikel Arteta was optimistic that Balogun would also pledge his future to the club.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTBut the forward has been desperate to get assurances over his playing opportunities and feels his pathway into the side is blocked by Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, while Eddie Nketiah has also come back into the squad.Now Balogun has dropped a major hint that his future lies away from Arsenal.The youngster took to Instagram and uploaded a picture of one of London Colney’s academy training pitches, writing: ‘A lot of goals on that pitch’ alongside a crying emoji.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 ArsenalWith Balogun’s contract up in 12 months’ time and the youngster unwilling to put pen to paper, Arsenal are believed to be resigned to selling him this summer if any suitable offers are received.As well as Brentford, a number of clubs around Europe have shown interest in the young forward, who scored 25 goals in just 19 starts in Arsenal’s Under-18s title-winning season. Metro Sport ReporterFriday 3 Jul 2020 1:32 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.5kShares Advertisement Saying goodbye? Balogun appeared to hint he was leaving Arsenal (Picture: Instagram)He averaged a goal every 62 minutes that season and impressed Arsenal’s senior players when he trained with the first team last year, with Aubameyang saying ‘this young boy is [fire].’Although Saka has committed to staying at Arsenal, signing a long-term deal, the Gunners are having trouble tying down other players with top scorer Aubameyang notably out of contract next summer, while Lacazette’s deal expires a year later.MORE: Mikel Arteta puts Arsenal defenders up for sale along with Matteo Guendouzi and Lucas TorreiraMORE: Rio Ferdinand explains why Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is stalling over signing new Arsenal contractFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. The prolific teenager wanted assurances over playing time (Pictures: Getty / Instagram)Arsenal look set to lose highly rated youngster Folarin Balogun, with the teenager posting what appears to be a farewell message on social media after failing to agree a new contract.The 18-year-old is considered one of the biggest talents in the Gunners’ thriving academy and has been prolific at youth level, though has yet to be given a shot in the first team.Arsenal rejected a £5million bid from Brentford for Balogun in January and had hoped to persuade him to sign a long-term deal, with his current contract expiring next summer.center_img Folarin Balogun appears to confirm Arsenal exit on Instagram after failing to agree new contract Advertisement Commentlast_img read more

Governor Wolf Announces Embassy Powdered Metals Expansion in Cameron County

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Governor Wolf Announces Embassy Powdered Metals Expansion in Cameron County Economy,  Jobs That Pay,  Press Release,  Workforce Development Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced today that Embassy Powdered Metals, Inc., a powdered metal manufacturer, will acquire American Sintered Technologies (AST) in Cameron County and retain both companies’ existing workforces.“Earlier this year, AST’s parent company, Fansteel, Inc., decided to seek a buyer for the company,” said Governor Wolf. “It is great news that Embassy Powered Metals will acquire the AST facility and preserve the company’s jobs in addition to its own 49 existing employees. On behalf of the commonwealth and the region’s residents, I applaud Embassy for its expansion and for its significant contribution to Pennsylvania’s powdered metals industry.”View a full-sized image of Embassy Powdered Metals, Inc. here.To fulfill a long-range business plan of expanding operations through acquisition, Embassy entered into a purchase agreement with Fansteel to buy Emporium Borough-based AST. Embassy will invest $3,050,000 in the purchase, which includes AST’s real estate and machinery and equipment assets. Embassy has committed to retaining a combined total of 96 full-time employees from the two companies over the next three years.“It was a natural perfect fit for our growing business here in Emporium,” said Steve Aharrah, President of Embassy. “Both privately held companies were locally built on foundations of community partnership and shared success with customers, employees and vendors. These commonalities will help produce a seamless integration of our companies’ philosophies and services.”View a full-sized image of Embassy Powdered Metals, Inc. here.Embassy received a funding proposal from the Department of Community and Economic Development that includes a $250,000 Pennsylvania First Program grant and $32,400 in WEDnetPA funding for employee training. The company has also been encouraged to apply for a $1,250,000 low-interest loan from the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority.The project was coordinated by the Governor’s Action Team, an experienced group of economic development professionals who report directly to the governor and work with businesses that are considering locating or expanding in Pennsylvania, in collaboration with the Cameron County Industrial Development Authority and the Central PA Strategic Early Working Network.“Embassy Powdered Metals and American Sintered Technologies are both very important to Cameron County’s economy. Embassy’s acquisition of the assets of American Sintered Technologies will save 47 jobs that very likely would have been lost and will give Embassy the manufacturing space it needs to grow,” said Cliff Clark, executive director of the Cameron County Industrial Development Authority. “The Commonwealth’s investment in this project is highly appreciated.”“We were pleased to be able to partner with the Governor’s Action Team to provide a significant regional impact within the local economy of Cameron County through a public-private partnership,” said Patrick Meese, director of the Central PA Strategic Early Working Network.  “Working with our partners, we were able to work dynamically and fluidly with the government, financial institutions, and two companies to structure a merger and acquisition. The deal will stabilize the community, save and add jobs, and prepare a platform for the company’s growth.  We are thankful for our continued partnership with GAT”.Founded in 1996, Embassy Powdered Metals, Inc. is a privately held and operated powdered metal manufacturing facility. Embassy’s headquarters are located in Emporium, Pennsylvania, an area which has been, and continues to be, a hub for manufacturing and powdered metal process innovation for more than 50 years. Embassy’s employees have extensive knowledge and experience in powdered metal production and end use application.For more information about the Governor’s Action Team or DCED, visit April 03, 2017last_img read more

Cancelling 2011 reform ‘could cost Italy €8bn’: reports

first_imgThe government planned to spend around €30bn on various items, according to Italian newswires. The coalition’s plan was set out in the Documento di Economia e Finanza, which will be presented to parliament next month and will form the basis for the 2019 budget law. Other measures included €10bn to kickstart a “citizen’s income”, a form of basic income granted to the unemployed that could amount to €780 per month. The government also needed €12.5bn to maintain its pledge to scrap a planned rise in VAT, according to reports. Cutting taxes on self-employed workers from 2020 would cost around €1.5bn.   Canceling the effects of Italy’s Fornero pension reform of 2011 will require around €8bn of additional spending, according to reports in the Italian press.In its budget report last week, the country’s government confirmed its plan to roll back the reforms that raised the state retirement age to 67. The coalition – made up of the Northern League and the Five Star Movement – instead wants to allow retirement after workers have reached 64 years of age while contributing to the system for at least 38 years. The measure would initially affect 400,000 workers.The government said it had agreed to a significant rise in spending for 2019 to “overcome” the country’s public pension framework and maintain electoral pledges to lower the default retirement age.The populist government agreed to target a budget deficit of 2.4% of GDP for the next three years. This was similar to last year’s budget target, but it represented a sharp increase from the 1.6% level initially targeted by finance minister Giovanni Tria. Source: Italian finance ministryItalian finance minister Giovanni Tria speaks at a press conference in JulyBond markets reacted to the announcement by sending the spread between Italian 10-year government bonds (BTPs) and German Bunds to 280 basis points at one point on Friday. The FTSE MIB, Italy’s main stock market index, fell more than 4%. On Monday, the index recouped some of the losses, and the BTP-Bund spread fell back below 270 basis points. Markets had been awaiting news on the government’s spending plan to assess the potential effect of additional spending on Italy’s government debt profile. Italy has a debt-to-GDP ratio of over 130%, among the highest in the developed world.The rise in yields on Italian sovereign debt and fall in share prices suggested markets were pessimistic on the country’s ability to maintain its growth trajectory and a sustainable fiscal balance.The OECD forecast Italy’s GDP growth to fall from 1.6% in 2017 to 1.4% this year and 1.1% in 2019. The primary surplus, which was forecast to be 2.7% earlier this year, would fall to 1.3%, the OECD predicted, the lowest level since 2011.While the 2.4% targeted deficit would not infringe European Commission rules, commentators expected tense discussions between European and Italian leaders on a budget law that could weaken Italy’s fiscal position within the euro-zone.The agreement on a higher government deficit was struck after finance minister Tria clashed with the leaders of the coalition parties, the Five Star Movement’s Luigi Di Maio and the League’s Matteo Salvini, who serve as labour minister and interior minister, respectively.The pair – who are also both deputy prime ministers under Giuseppe Conte – forced a higher deficit pledge from Tria, who is rumoured to have threatened to resign over the matter, according to Italian media.last_img read more

CCJ head knocks Golding

first_img Share 16 Views   no discussions NewsRegional CCJ head knocks Golding by: – March 21, 2011 Sharing is caring! Tweetcenter_img Share Share The outgoing President of the Caribbean Court of Justice, Michael de la Bastide, has added his voice to criticisms of Jamaica’s Prime Minister Bruce Golding’s suggestion that the country should have its own appeal court.Mr Golding raised the idea in parliament last December, but said that the matter should be put to a referendum.Mr de la Bastide, who demits office in August, says it would not be in the best interest of the region.Meanwhile his successor, Sir Dennis Byron, also knocked Mr Golding’s position and gave his vote of confidence in the regional court.To date only Barbados, Belize and Guyana recognise the CCJ as their final court of Appeal.BBC Caribbeanlast_img read more

AG Barr: US ‘Vulnerable’ to Growing Cyber Threats

first_imgAttorney General William Barr says the U.S. is vulnerable to growing cyber threats.Speaking in New York Tuesday, Barr insisted that enhancing cyber-security is a “national imperative.”He also said there must be a balance between privacy rights and investigating crimes.Barr argued that law enforcement agencies need better tools to break the encryption codes of suspected criminal enterprises.He said that includes international drug cartels and terrorist organizations.last_img

Senate Education President: What Parents Need to Know About Virtual Education

first_imgState Senator Manny Diaz, President of Education CommitteeState Senator Manny Diaz, Jr joined the South Florida Morning Show live Wednesday morning to help talk parent off the ledge now that their kids are home from school due to the coronavius.Senator Diaz walked parents through virtual online education now that their kids are learning at the kitchen table.Instead of showing up in the classroom, students in Florida are logging on to the virtual education platform. Diaz says that parents will have more access to their child’s progress and grades by logging into the platform on line than they traditionally have when their kids are in the classroom.Whether you live in Florida or beyond, you can access more than 190 courses here from Algebra to AP Art History and everything in between.The courses are real—just like the certified teachers who teach them. Public, private, and homeschool students from Kindergarten through 12th grade use our courses to succeed on their own time and schedules.Senator Diaz also says that students will be able to access their SAT/ACT results and will have the ability to retake the tests. Also, unfortunately there won’t be any physical graduation ceremonies but there are some virtual graduation ceremonies available.Listen to the full interview here. read more

ICC World Cup ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Pakistan snap losing streak with tense 14-run win vs England

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, ICC World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. South Africa had opened with leg spin in the opening game and Jonny Bairstow fell cheaply. Pakistan took a leaf out of Faf du Plessis’ book and opened with Shadab Khan. Despite getting hit for two boundaries, Roy was trapped LBW for 8. Jonny Bairstow struck some big blows but he fell to 32 as Pakistan’s spinners applied the pressure. Root though withstood the pressure and he proceeded to keep England in the game.In the fifth over bowled by Mohammad Amir, Root edged a full ball and Babar Azam at slip put down a simple chance. At that time, Root was on 9 and he made Pakistan pay. Despite losing the aggressive Jonny Bairstow for 32, Root ensured he scored at a steady pace and his strike-rate was over 100 for most of the innings. The Yorkshire right-hander calmly notched up his fifty and despite losing Ben Stokes and Eoin Morgan, Root found a great company in Jos Buttler.With Buttler finding the boundary on a regular basis, Root found confidence by blasting a six off Shoaib Malik and the partnership with Buttler went past 100. Root neared his century when he pulled Hasan Ali to the deep square leg fence for a boundary and he quickly made progress through the nineties. Root reached his century in calm fashion by chopping Wahab Riaz to the off side and getting a single for his seventh century at home.Buttler came into bat when Ben Stokes was dismissed by Shoaib Malik and he showed his intent by hammering a boundary and a six off Malik. Buttler batted aggressively and he survived a review when he missed a skidder from Shadab Khan and he capitalised by hammering Wahab Riaz for two boundaries.Buttler notched up his fifty by hammering a six over deep midwicket off Shadab Khan. His confidence grew with two boundaries off Amir as he and Joe Root shared a partnership in excess of 100. Root reached his century first and although the England Test skipper fell for 107, Buttler carried on and kept England in the hunt. Buttler reached his landmark with a blazing four off Amir to wide long off but he fell immediately when he top-edged a short ball to Riaz at backward point to fall for 103.Those two wickets stole the momentum and despite some hits from Moeen Ali and Chris Woakes, Wahab Riaz effectively ended the contest when he took both Moeen and Woakes in the same over to ensure Pakistan had gotten back in the World Cup.Earlier, Pakistan notched up 348/8, their second-highest score in World Cups thanks to a brilliant knock of 84 from Mohammad Hafeez and attacking fifties from Sarfaraz Ahmed and Babar Azam. Fakhar Zaman and Imam ul Haq laid a solid opening platform and that allowed Azam to show his flair. Hafeez stole the show with some clinical hitting and Sarfaraz, aided by some woeful England fielding in the death overs, contributed yet another fifty.Before the match, Sarfaraz had dismissed the West Indies performance as a one-off. After this performance, the mercurial beauty that is Pakistan is well and truly back. New Delhi: Pakistan came into the match against England in Trent Bridge with plenty of baggage. They had been blown away by the short-ball barrage of the West Indies at the same venue. They faced a pitch on which they had conceded 444 two years ago against England, the red-hot favourites in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. They had lost 11 consecutive completed ODI games. However, Babar Azam’s fifty, combined with Mohammad Hafeez and Sarfaraz Ahmed’s aggressive knocks and disciplined Pakistan bowling helped them snap their losing streak in style as they secured a 14-run win against England in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 clash in Trent Bridge.In the series against England before the World Cup, Pakistan could not defend totals close to 350. However, in the pressure situation of a World Cup, Pakistan had notched up their second-highest total in the history of the tournament and England had to achieve a historic record to chase it down. They came close thanks to Buttler and Root’s centuries, but in the end, they were found just short. highlights Joe Root smashed his 15th century, seventh at home.Jos Buttler hammered his ninth century.Pakistan snapped their 11-game losing streak in completed ODIs.last_img read more

Tillman leads No. 16 Spartans to comeback win

first_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditSTATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Xavier Tillman Sr. scored 23 points and had 15 rebounds to lead No. 16 Michigan State over No. 20 Penn State 79-71 on Tuesday night.Rocket Watts added 18 points, Cassius Winston had 14 and Aaron Henry scored 12 for the Spartans who erased a 46-31 halftime deficit to win their fourth straight.Myreon Jones led Penn State with 16 points while Lamar Stevens had 15 and Mike Watkins had 12. Tillman leads No. 16 Spartans to comeback win The Spartans (21-9, 13-6 Big Ten) trailed by as many as 19 with 4:15 left in the first half, but scored the first nine points to start the second.It sparked a dominant stretch of play in the paint for the Spartans who took their first lead of the game with 14:29 to play when Tillman dunked to make it 51-49.Meanwhile, the Nittany Lions, who made 10 of 17 3-pointers in the first half, went 0-for-10 from long distance to start the second.The Spartans continued to keep Penn State (21-9, 11-8) at bay from there and used a 14-6 run to take their biggest lead of the night, 65-55 with 9:41 left. John Harrar made back-to-back layups to pull Penn State within two with 4:56 to play, but the Nittany Lions wouldn’t get any closer.The Nittany Lions used a pair of first-half runs to take control early. Penn State: A startling trend has shadowed the Nittany Lions for a few weeks now. They can’t hold onto a lead no matter how big. They needed a last-minute 3-pointer from Dread to win their last home game after leading by double-digits at halftime and had all the momentum in this one until they went into the locker room.UP NEXTMichigan State: Hosts No. 19 Ohio State on Sunday.Penn State: Visits Northwestern on Saturday. March 3, 2020 They opened with a 10-2 advantage that featured two high-amplitude, alley-oop dunks from Watkins and a pair of 3s from Jamari Wheeler and Seth Lundy.Michigan State cut it to 12-11, but Penn State made seven 3-pointers over the next 7:47 as part of 29-11 run that made it 41-22 with 4:15 left.The Spartans scored the next eight points before Jones added his fourth 3-pointer of the half and Watkins jammed in his third alley-oop dunk of the half to make it 46-31 at halftime.THE BIG PICTUREMichigan State: The Spartans’ looked like a completely different team in the second half to hold on to their current momentum. Their movement away from the ball kept Penn State’s athletic defense guessing and helped Michigan State avoid what could’ve been an embarrassing loss. Associated Press last_img read more

‘D-Day’ at ‘Battle of the Ballers’ GT Beer / Keep Your Five Alive Futsal Competition

first_imgTHE venue for tonight’s showdown between the four survivors of what has been another exciting edition of the tournament is the National Gymnasium and the reverberation being heard in the streets is that the setting will be electric and boisterous.It is expected that fans from the respective communities will come out in large numbers to offer support to their teams as they battle for prize monies in excess of $1million along with some beautiful trophies.The four semi-finalists Sparta Boss, Future Stars, Bent Street and Gold is Money will be on show to battle for prize monies in excess of $!million along with bragging rights for the next year.Promoter Kevin Adonis told the media that all systems are in place for fans to enjoy a riveting night of action between the four best teams in the format in the country.To add to what he said, all four captains are predicting success in the final, making the semi-finals mouthwatering encounters as they seek places for the championship game.Defending champs Sparta Boss headline the lists of teams scheduled to go toe to toe in what many pundits are touting as the most competitive semi-finals in a long time.The champs are set to tackle a rejuvenated Future Stars unit that has turned back challenge after challenge throughout the competition, but many believe it could be a case of a bridge too far this time around.Sparta’s chances of winning will rest on the performances of Gregory Richardson, Sheldon Shepherd, Ryan Hackett and Eusi Phillips.On the other hand, the Stars will hope that players such as Keiron Solomon, Kevin Cummings and Jamal Cozier continue to shine to get them to the final.In the other semi-final, Bent Street, the team that has looked unstoppable throughout the tournament go up against a slightly weakened Gold is Money side missing their inspirational captain Hubert Pedro.However, after a shaky start, they rebounded to beat a stubborn LA Ballers in overtime and many will know that their experience at this stage of competitions has always proved to be a thorn for many opponents.Gold is Money will be led by leading marksman Jermin Junor, while his support will no doubt come from the experienced Phillip Rowley, Solomon Austin and Randolph Wagner.On the other hand, Bent Street a team loaded with national standouts will be aiming to take full advantage in the absence of Pedro to reach the championship game.The likes of Pernel Schultz, Daniel Wilson and William Europe are in their lineup and their only focus will be to dominate their opponents.Two exhibition games will precede the semi-finals.last_img read more

All Set for GOtv Boxing Night 12

first_imgThe best boxer of the event will win N2.5 million and Mojisola Ogunsanya Memorial Trophy, while the two runners-up will win N1 million and N500, 000 respectively.Flykite Promotions, organisers of GOtv Boxing Night, have put in place adequate security in and around the stadium to ensure every boxing fan enjoys an exciting evening.GOtv Boxing Night 12 will feature seven fights, including four international duels and three national challenge bouts.The headline bout will see the African Boxing Union welterweight reigning champion, Nigeria’s Stanley Eribo defend his title against Ramadhani Shauri of Tanzania. Also defending his title is Nigeria’s Olaide Fijabi who will exchange punches with Ghana’s Ben Ankrah in the West African Boxing Union light welterweight title bout. Nigeria’s Oto Joseph will take on Israel Forget Kammwamba of Malawi in the Commonwealth Africa lightweight title contest. Waidi Usman will fight Juma Fundi of Tanzania in an international featherweight challenge contest.The three other bouts, being national challenge duels, will pit Rilwan Oladosu against Samuel Opaogun in the lightweight category; boxing prodigy, Rilwan Babatunde, will fight Tombraye Christmas in the light welterweight category, while Kabiru Towolawi will fight Akeem Adebayo in the light heavyweight category.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Kunle AdewaleAll is set for the twelfth edition of GOtv Boxing Night holding at the Indoor Sports Hall of the National Stadium, Lagos, sunday.The event, tagged “Independence Edition” will witness the biggest ever pay-out in the history of Nigerian boxing, as the boxers will earn a total of N20 million in prize money.last_img read more