Arsenal to sell Emiliano Martinez as goalkeeper agrees personal terms with Aston Villa

first_imgMartinez will be allowed to leave (Picture: Getty Images)Arsenal have made the decision to offload Emiliano Martinez, with the goalkeeper having already agreed personal terms with Aston Villa, according to reports.The Argentine stepped up to the plate for the Gunners last season when injury ended Bernd Leno’s campaign early.Martinez proved his worth with a string of outstanding displays for Mikel Arteta’s side, but has openly admitted he would only stay at the club if he was to remain No.1. Arsenal to sell Emiliano Martinez as goalkeeper agrees personal terms with Aston Villa Advertisement Leno would reassume the No.1 role (Picture: Getty Images)According to the Independent, the 28-year-old has been given no such promises over his role and after rejecting a new contract offer recently, the club have decided to move him on.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTAston Villa are expected to come in with a new bid, improving on their previous £15 million offer, with the Gunners valuing the stopper at £20m.The report states that Martinez has already come to an agreement with the Midlands club on a four-year contract worth around £60,000 a week.Bernd Leno is also set to reassume the No.1 role this Saturday for Arsenal’s Premier League opener away at Fulham.Given the injury to Tom Heaton, Martinez would start the season as Villa’s first-choice stopper should he complete a move.La Liga side Villarreal are also interested in acquiring the services of the goalkeeper, but he would prefer to remain in England’s top flight.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 ArsenalArsenal have already brought in Willian and Gabriel Magalhaes so far in this transfer window, but still have their sights set on Thomas Partey.Despite the Atletico Madrid midfielder’s willingness to move to the Emirates, his £45m release clause is proving to be a sticking point.The sale of Martinez could provide funds to put towards new signings, even though Mikel Arteta wanted the goalkeeper to stay and compete with Leno to be No.1.MORE: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to sign new three-year contract with ArsenalMORE: Paul Merson rates Arsenal’s top-four chances and sends message to Mikel ArtetaFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and InstagramFor more stories like this, check our sport page Metro Sport ReporterThursday 10 Sep 2020 8:41 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link6kShares Comment Advertisementlast_img read more

US election: Trump win leading to ‘world of unprecedented political risk’

first_imgSaker Nusseibeh, chief executive at Hermes, said the assumption was that Trump would listen to advice from professionals in the US State Department when dealing with foreign affairs, even though on the campaign trail he showed a clear willingness to dismiss professional advice.“Once again, it is not a stretch to imagine Trump in talking to his home constituency might alienate the traditionally supportive Gulf nations with his Islamophobic comments,” he said.This might in turn strengthen Iran’s influence in the region, which could threaten regional stability and therefore the oil price, he said.“Likewise, Trump’s anti-NATO and pro-Vladimir Putin comments could be taken, if repeated when he is in power, as a green light by the Russian president to intensify its revanchist foreign policy in Eastern Europe,” he said.This, according to Nusseibeh, could lead to rising risk premia for European assets.The biggest risk, according to Neuberger Berman president and equities CIO Joe Amato and the firm’s multi-asset class CIO Erik Knutzen, is that Trump tries to turn some of the more populist rhetoric of his campaign into reality. “Whoever emerged victorious,” they said, “the forces that have led to the rise of the likes of Trump, Sanders, Farage in the UK, Le Pen in France and Wilders in the Netherlands are not going away – and partisan shouting matches, assaults on free trade, an interventionist approach to unsustainable industries and a disregard for the financial robustness of the US are not viable solutions.”They added: “The result could be a tug of war between the deflationary forces associated with lower economic activity and the inflationary forces from higher trade barriers.”There are now likely to be more votes against the establishment in upcoming elections and referendums taking place across Europe, according to Martin Gilbert, chief executive of Aberdeen Asset Management.Markets will settle down in time, however, and this is a time for a calm head when looking at markets, he said.“Trump will not become president until January and between now and then it will become clearer what a Trump presidency will look like. “His acceptance speech was inclusive and will hopefully help allay some investor fears,” Gilbert said.But David Bertocchi, head of global equities at Barings, said the surprise Trump win marked a rare occasion in politics where uncertainty was now likely to increase rather than fall post-election. “For the United States, such a situation is unprecedented,” he said.“Trump’s contentious and anti-establishment campaign has frayed political alliances, which will make it difficult to muster the congressional support needed to advance his policy proposals for a more protectionist and isolationist US.”David Lloyd, head of institutional fixed income portfolio management at M&G Investments, noted that many commentators had argued that Russia and China’s assertiveness on the world stage had been caused by – or at least coincided with – the US withdrawing somewhat under president Barack Obama, from its previous foreign policy stance of projecting US power and influence around the world.“So, a further move towards an isolationist US – perhaps reflected in less-than-convincing commitment to NATO obligations, or a scaling back of US overseas troop deployments – may actually embolden leaderships elsewhere,” he warned. Last night’s victory for maverick Republican candidate Donald Trump in the US presidential election is likely to herald an era of heightened political risk internationally, but there are still reasons why the market’s worst fears may not materialise, investment managers say.Dominic Rossi, global CIO equities at Fidelity International, said: “We are heading into a world of unprecedented political risk that calls into question the pillars of the post-World War II settlement.”It is no surprise, therefore, that investors are now heading for cover, he said.“The immediate sense of bewilderment at the shift rightwards in American politics will need to give way to a more sober risk assessment,” he said.last_img read more

Cayman creates first special economic zone in Caribbean

first_img Share After the signing, Premier McKeeva Bush shakes hands with CEO of Cayman Enterprise City, Jason Blick (front row, right)GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands (GIS) — The Cayman Islands government has signed an agreement with Cayman Enterprise City Ltd (CEC) that allows the developer the exclusive right to construct, develop, operate and maintain a special economic zone, intended to attract global science, technology, commodities and derivatives, media, and educational entities to the Cayman Islands.Special economic zones (SEZs) are regions specially established in a country, for which government concessions have been made in order to stimulate economic growth.“CEC represents an opportunity for the Cayman Islands to diversify its economic base,” said Premier McKeeva Bush. “It’s also worth noting that this project requires no government investment, as it will be completely privately funded; and the developer also has not requested waivers for duties on materials or stamp duties.”Although SEZs exist in a number of developed and emerging economies, the SEZ in Cayman will be the first in the Caribbean region, said Jason Blick, who is the CEO of CEC.“The cooperation and inward-investment friendly attitude of the Cayman Islands government, and the civil service, has been outstanding,” he noted. “They truly understand the positive effect the zone will have on Cayman, and their support has been incredible.”The development of CEC’s five “parks” – namely Cayman Internet Park, Cayman Media Park, Cayman Biotech Park, Cayman Commodities Park, and Cayman International Academic Park – will be phased. “We hope to break ground in early 2012,” said CEC’s director of design and construction, and local partner, Cindy O’Hara.The government will now begin to establish the legislative framework for CEC to operate, the premier said. However, with the agreement now signed, certain regulatory processes in departments such as planning can now begin.Cayman Enterprise City• The private investment is valued at more than US$327 million over the next eight years.• CEC will create highly skilled and administrative jobs, and generate indirect jobs in support sectors such as construction and supply services.• The master plan incorporates a state-of-the-art, low-rise campus of sustainable architecture comprising 500,000 sq. ft. in three phases of Class A office space, according to O’Hara.• Two sites have been short-listed for the campus; once a final site has been selected its location will be announced and the project team will start the Planning Department permit process.• There will be no manufacturing or engineering businesses permitted within the zone (this is a knowledge based zone and not a manufacturing one).• There will be no laboratory testing (no applied biotechnology research).• There will be no dredging.• It will have a low environmental impact.• There are three phases to CEC. During phase I, while the project is being built, CEC will take up to 100,000 sq. ft. of existing office space in George Town, so that international brands wishing to establish within the zone will not have to wait until phase one is completed.Caribbean News Now Sharing is caring! NewsRegional Cayman creates first special economic zone in Caribbean by: – July 19, 2011 Tweetcenter_img Share 147 Views   no discussions Sharelast_img read more

Marquinhos extends PSG contract until  2024

first_img Loading… Promoted ContentYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimePortuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D GraffitiThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More7 Facts About Black Holes That Will Blow Your MindBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemThailand’s 10 Most Iconic LandmarksLaugh, Cry, Or Just Relax With The Best Series Streaming On HBOPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your Body7 Of The Most Incredible Antarctica Conspiracy TheoriesBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeThe Most Clever Uses Of CGI In CinemaHere’s What Everyday Objects Look Like If Cut In Half “If all this continues on the right  track, if I continue to be happy here  with the project, we get everything  we want and I have the admiration of  the fans, why not?” he said. Several other PSG stars’ contracts  finish at the end of this season,  including the club’s recordgoalscorer Edinson Cavani, captain  Thiago Silva and full-backs Thomas  Meunier and Layvin Kurzawa. Read Also:Arsenal, Man Utd table transfer offers for PSG star PSG face Borussia Dortmund in the  Champions League last 16, with the  first leg on February 18, as they  continue their bid for a maiden European Cup trophy. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 The 25-year-old Brazilian, who joined  the capital side from Roma in 2013,  has played 271 games for PSG and won  14 major trophies including five  Ligue 1 titles. Marquinhos told AFP last year that he wanted to finish his career at the  Parc des Princes.Advertisement Paris Saint-Germain centre-back  Marquinhos has extended his contract  with the French champions until June  2024.last_img read more

Coco repeats Venus feat at Aussie Open

first_imgCoco Gauff repeated her Wimbledon victory over Venus Williams, winning 7-6 (7-5) 6-3 under the roof on Margaret Court Arena on the opening day of the Australian Open.The 15-year-old’s success in the first round at the All England Club last summer catapulted her to global stardom. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 With Gauff now a top 100 player – and Venus having been a doubt for the tournament with a hip injury – this result came as less of a shock.The young American showed maturity well beyond her years to battle through after nerves kicked in during the first set.Coco repeats Venus feat at Aussie Open #Tennis https://t.co/tNQJ0PYvrR pic.twitter.com/5og5FqJ5ks— Newslocker Tennis (@news_tennis_com) January 20, 2020Read Also:Serena Williams, back in the wins, aims to end long Slam record questGauff led 5-3 and had three set points, while a 5-2 lead in the tie-break also disappeared, but a missed backhand volley from Venus at 5-6 helped her young opponent over the line in the opener.There were no wobbles in the second, and Gauff said: “That was really difficult, she played really well. I was really nervous for today’s match. I was a bit shocked, I’m sure everybody was shocked, when they saw that draw, but I’m really glad to get through it.” Loading… Promoted Content7 Truly Incredible Facts About Black Holes6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A Drone7 Reasons It’s Better To Be A VeganThe Best Cars Of All TimeYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty Penny14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right Now7 Theories About The Death Of Our UniverseBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually TrueThe Funniest Prankster Grandma And Her Grandson8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growthlast_img read more

Greensburg man arrested for theft

first_imgGREENSBURG, Ind. — A Greensburg man was arrested after multiple theft investigations.According to Police, Michael Johnston, 47, was arrested on the charge of theft.Police say Johnston was believed to be involved in a May 2016 case in which tools were stolen from Rural King.Police also obtained a key and a search warrant for a storage locker in Greensburg.When officers served the warrant, the located a Bobcat skid steer that was reported stolen from a construction site in Shelby County.last_img read more

Rangers set Sept 13 resumption date for new season

first_img Loading… Management of Rangers International F.C have set Sunday, September 13, 2020, as the resumption date for its old and new players for the fast approaching 2020/2021 NPFL season. Rising from an elaborate meeting held over the zoom platform that had coaches, medical, media and management team in attendance, Monday, at the club’ administrative headquarters, it was agreed that players should be called back to begin preparation in earnest for the coming season. General Manager and CEO of the multiple league champion, Prince Davidson Owumi, while welcoming officials to the Webinar, urged all to double their efforts in the coming season to help the club actualize its modest target of annexing the league and Aiteo cup to assuage the hunger of millions of the club’ followers around the world. “Let me say a big welcome to you all as we join hands to push for a great start to the fast-approaching season which will keep us in a vantage position to actualize our target for the season. We are due for a double to appreciate our sports-loving governor, H.E, Rt. Hon. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, who has stood by the club in all circumstances. I urge us all to come up with our best at all times for this target to be achieved,” stated the former NPL boss. Technical adviser to the ‘Flying Antelopes’, Coach Salisu Yusuf, who connected to the meeting from his Kano residence, in his submission described the ended season as one that is filled with mixed feelings but looked forward to the coming season with great optimism. Coach Salisu, who had earlier submitted his technical report to management, said that with the players retained and the few quality legs that will be joining, he was optimistic of leading the club to greater heights, stressing, “We have a new target before us and I strongly believe that the players we retained and the few coming to join us, we can achieve the set targets.” Team Doctor, Dr. Wen Udeoji, who also joined via Webinar, said in his submissions, “The medical examinations for the players that reside in Enugu have started and I believe that as soon as the others return, we will have ample time to carry our all the required medical examinations to meet up with the club licensing time frame.” The meeting resolved that players are expected to hit the players’ camp of the club that is already wearing a new look with the next session of decontamination exercise taking place Tuesday, September 8, 2020. read also:CONVID-19: Rangers International hand players ten-day break Team manager of the side, Barrister Amobi Ezeaku, assured that all that was required for the club licensing exercise was being tackled frontally as most of the certifications needed were ready as the club was ahead on time in doing the needful while urging players to keep to the schedule of resumption. Other officials that made contributions are Chief Patrick Nworji, scouting director and Barrister Ferdinand Ugwuarua, administrative secretary of the club, Barr. Obiora Obunna, Legal Adviser of the club. Twenty-five players made the cut of coach Salisu’ list of retained players while seven quality players are joining from other clubs within and outside the country. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Promoted ContentFantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread Art7 Non-Obvious Things That Damage Your PhoneTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All Time7 Reasons Why You Might Want To Become A VegetarianTop 10 Historical Mysteries That Still Haven’t Been SolvedBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made10 Awesome 2019 Movies You Probably Missed6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually TrueMacaulay Culkin’s Own Version Of The New ‘Home Alone’Some Impressive And Almost Shocking Robots That Exist6 Incredibly Strange Facts About Hurricanes7 Facts About Black Holes That Will Blow Your Mindlast_img read more

Hospital Foundation of Decatur County names new director

first_imgGreensburg, IN—The Hospital Foundation of Decatur County is pleased to announce the appointment of Dennis Fogle as Foundation Director.  Fogle has served Decatur County Memorial Hospital (DCMH) since 2016 in roles supporting human resources and community relations.“As a lifelong resident of Decatur County, Mr. Fogle has demonstrated a passion for making Decatur County an exceptional place to live.  Our board is confident Dennis will extend this passion toward enhancing the contribution the Hospital Foundation makes to our community,” said Andrew Stewart, Board President, Hospital Foundation.Fogle earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Indiana Wesleyan University.  He has been active in many community organizations such as Tree County Playhouse, Decatur County United Fund, and the Decatur County Consortium.  Since joining DCMH, Dennis has worked to enhance service levels for the community and local employers.“Dennis has been a tremendous advocate for many hospital initiatives.  He has a deep personal connection with the hospital and serving others.  He has also been a key factor in recruiting and developing our high-quality medical staff.  As an integral part of our community, Dennis will be a wonderful asset to the Foundation,” stated Rex McKinney, President and CEO of DCMH.Fogle will begin duties immediately.last_img read more

Man shoots adoptive son in alleged defense

first_imgFlat Rock, IN—Shelby County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fatal shooting Sunday afternoon involving an adoptive father and son.The Shelby County Sheriff’s Department was called to a domestic disturbance about 3:30 pm Sunday on County Road West 1000 South. Officers say Ricky Drake, 72, called 911 to report Dominick Drake, 24, was “out of control” and had threatened his adoptive father with a knife and a large whiskey bottle.The adoptive father alleges that he felt threatened and fired a single shot from a .45-caliber handgun. Dominick was hit in the chest. When first responders arrived, they declared him dead at the scene. The Shelby County Sheriff’s office says the investigation is still ongoing and did not indicate any arrests had been made.last_img read more

Grealish realises error – Sherwood

first_imgAston Villa boss Tim Sherwood says Jack Grealish feels “very ashamed” over his nitrous oxide picture and has urged the midfielder to move on as he looks to aid the club’s relegation fight. Grealish will be in the squad for Saturday’s trip to Manchester City and is likely to start after his starring role in Sunday’s 2-1 FA Cup semi-final victory over Liverpool. Sherwood spoke to the 19-year-old on Thursday after a picture – taken over a year ago – emerged of him inhaling the legal high, but now wants Grealish to focus on his game, with Villa four points above the bottom three in the Barclays Premier League. Press Association “He was very ashamed and does not like the bad publicity,” he said. “He’s assured me that won’t happen again. He did not come in here with the ‘I’m only young, I’m allowed to get away with it’ attitude. “He’s hurting but he needs to stop hurting. He realises he is in a responsible position now. Perhaps a year ago when the photo was taken no-one wanted to know Jack Grealish, but now he realises people have taken an awful lot of notice now. “And he wanted that. If you’re a professional footballer you want to be noticed. But he needs to get on the other side of the paper. “I want him to forget about this by (Friday). I don’t want him to dwell on it. It only really affects me if I let it affect him in on the pitch.” Grealish made just his fifth senior start for Villa in their Wembley win and Sherwood believes he is still flourishing despite the controversy. “I think Jack has benefited from the way I looked at some players at Tottenham. Looking back I wish I had thrown them in a bit earlier,” he said. “The circumstances probably dictated that here. I thought ‘why not? Let’s throw the dice. Let’s get him in there’. He’s not let anyone down. “It’s nothing personal – I’m not on a crusade to play every young kid who is at the football club. It’s just I think if they can do a job better than someone else then they will play.” Meanwhile, Sherwood confirmed he will address Tom Cleverley’s future at the end of the season, with the Manchester United loanee available on a free transfer. He added: “Tom would only want to do that as well. He only wants to come to the Premier League. He will have an opportunity to go elsewhere but we need to make sure, if I want to keep him, we try everything possible to do that. “It looks a mile away at the moment. It’s not my priority and I’m sure it’s not Tom’s.” last_img read more