WENGER: Arsenal won’t lose Ozil, Sanchez

first_imgLondon, United Kingdom | AFP | Arsenal lynchpins Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil will not be allowed to leave the club before their contracts expire in 18 months’ time, manager Arsene Wenger said on Thursday.British media reports this week suggested Chilean forward Sanchez and German playmaker Ozil want new deals that will put them on a par with the Premier League’s highest earners.But while Wenger cannot guarantee the pair will stay at Arsenal beyond the terms of their current contracts, he vowed neither player would be sold during the next year and a half.“These players will stay here for at least 18 months. I cannot repeat always the same things,” Wenger told his weekly press conference at Arsenal’s London Colney training base.“I think at some stage you have to accept that negotiations are private and secret and we do not always have to come out every day to explain what we do in football negotiations.“We are professional people. We work until the last day of our contracts with full commitment.“These players have 18 months on their contracts and, no matter what happens, they will stay for 18 months. Hopefully they’ll stay for longer than that.”Sanchez, 27, and Ozil, 28, have been in sparkling form of late as Arsenal have climbed to second place in the league table and secured a place in the Champions League last 16 as group winners.In the past, Arsenal have cashed in on players unwilling to sign new deals, such as when they sold former captain Robin van Persie to Manchester United in 2012.But Wenger suggested he would sooner let Sanchez and Ozil leave for free in 2018 than sanction moves for them.He was, however, unable to offer fans any guarantees the duo will sign new contracts with the club.  ‘Why go to China?’ Asked what assurances he could give supporters, the Frenchman replied: “None.“They have 18 months left on their contract and they are completely committed to do well as long as they are here.“Beyond that, we’ll try to extend their contracts, but I cannot make that the subject in every press conference because it’s a normal part of every renewal when you renegotiate.“The less you talk about it, the better it is.”Wenger played down reports former Barcelona former star Sanchez could be tempted by a mega-money move to the Chinese Super League.“I believe it (that there has been interest). Yes, why not?” he said. “But why should you go to China when you’re playing in England today?“We live in a world where great players like Alexis and Ozil earn a lot of money and they have the privilege of choosing where they really want to play.”Arsenal can go top of the table for 24 hours at least if they beat Stoke City by two goals or more at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday.Right-back Hector Bellerin could feature after returning to training following an ankle injury.But Arsenal remain without Per Mertesacker (knee), Mathieu Debuchy (hamstring), Santi Cazorla (ankle) and Danny Welbeck (knee).Share on: WhatsApplast_img

Washington Counties Now Eligible for Disaster Loans From the U.S. Small…

first_imgFacebook28Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Washington State Department of CommerceSmall businesses in many Washington counties are now eligible to apply for low‑interest U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Economic Injury Disaster Loans to offset economic losses because of reduced revenues caused by the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.More counties are likely to become eligible in Washington state. Check the SBA website for the most updated information.This is one of the first SBA disaster declarations in the country related to COVID-19. Learn more at the SBA wesbite.Additional financing, exporting and advising resources to support business impacted by COVID-19The SBA launched www.sba.gov/coronavirus to provide information about resources small businesses can access now to navigate their business through the COVID-19 pandemic.This includes financing through SBA Loan Guarantee Program – working capital, microloans, express loans and lines of credit – and counseling services through the SBA Resource Partner Network to help businesses navigate preparedness plans.last_img

UCA’s Harry, Doss Sweep Volleyball Player of the Week Honors

first_imgFRISCO, Texas – Central Arkansas’ Abbie Harry and Emily Doss are the Southland Conference Volleyball Players of the Week, the league announced Monday.The tandem helped the Sugar Bears (16-13, 10-6 SLC) close out the season with a pair of wins over UIW and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi last week. Harry threw down 41 kills over seven sets to average 5.86 kills per set. Doss came up huge on defense for the Sugar Bears with 39 digs and a 5.57 average on the week.UCA concluded regular-season play with seven consecutive victories in order to secure the No. 5 seed at the upcoming Southland Conference Volleyball Tournament. Central Arkansas will square off against No. 4 Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Friday at 6:30 p.m. inside the Farris Center in Conway, Ark.Offensive Player of the Week: Abbie Harry, Central Arkansas – Sr. – OH – Frederick, Md.Harry led the Sugar Bears to their sixth and seventh consecutive wins, following back-to-back game-high kills of 20 and 21 against UIW and A&M-Corpus Christi, respectively. The senior’s 41 kills came on a .311 hitting percentage and were bolstered by 11 digs on the week.Honorable Mention: Lorin McNeil, Abilene Christian; Ehize Omoghibo, New Orleans; Hannah Brister, Northwestern State, Madison Green, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi.Defensive Player of the Week: Emily Doss, Central Arkansas – Jr. – DS/L – Springdale, Ark.Doss was a key component on defense for the Sugar Bears, leading the team with 39 digs and a 5.57 digs-per-set average. The senior led her squad through seven sets, dropping just one throughout the final week of regular-season play. Heading into the postseason, Doss boasts a season-high 553 digs to rank third in the conference.Honorable Mention: Addison Miller, Sam Houston State; Lizzy Low, Southeastern Louisiana; Maddie Miller, Stephen F. Austin; Carissa Barnes, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi.Southland weekly award winners are nominated and voted upon by each school’s sports information director. Voting for one’s own athlete is not permitted. To earn honorable mention, a student-athlete must appear on 25 percent of ballots.last_img

Atlético reaches the derby outside the Champions League

first_imgGetafe has taken the victory in the match against Betis. A loner of both Angel of penalty shortly after the end of the crash has left the points in the Coliseum and catapults the Bordalás to fourth place. The blue team equals with Atlético at 36 points, but, in the absence of the two clashes between the two sets being played, the general goal difference dictates sentence. Getafe sports a +10 for a +8 for Atlético. Thus, those of Simeone remain in fifth position, out of the four positions that give direct access to the Champions before playing next Saturday’s derby. He was not out of the first four places for four days. Atlético started the twenty-first day in third position eight points behind Barcelona and Real Madrid, but with the same as Sevilla (35). Getafe appeared fifth two points behind Atlético. Barcelona lost in Valencia, but Atlético, far from taking advantage of that leader’s slip, left two points in their field against the penultimate ranked. The Leganés started a draw. Meanwhile, Sevilla beat Granada and beat Atlético in the standings. Getafe also beat Betis. Atlético had settled four days ago in the Champions League positions. He had become seventh after the dispute of the sixteenth day, when he drew goalless with Villarreal. But December ended by adding three straight wins against Osasuna, Betis and Levante. It ended 2019 with good feelings, but they have evaporated in this beginning of 2020. And now it arrives at Real Madrid. Until this day, Atlético had remained out of the Champions League in seven days, becoming leader after the third date.Atletico started with the goal of fighting for titles this season, but there is a goal that by no means can escape. That is none other than finishing the course in the top four to access the economic push that allows you to participate in the Champions League. That is a sine qua non condition for maintaining the project. Without this financial lung, it is not possible to maintain the budget and expenditure on the workforce and the technical staff. The income account is going to go to record numbers this season, reaching 500 million, but that could change if you can’t participate in the next Champions League.last_img

Henry added to Denver backfield

first_imgIn other moves: Tennessee re-signed 12-year veteran Kerry Collins to back up second-year quarterback Vince Young. Collins began last season as the Titans’ starter but was benched for Young after three games. Indianapolis re-signed 32-year-old linebacker Rob Morris, a former starting middle linebacker who became a starter on the outside and helped solidify the Colts’ defense en route to their Super Bowl victory. The Texans re-signed cornerback Roc Alexander, defensive end N.D. Kalu and offensive tackle Ephraim Salaam, all free agents. Seattle added some depth on offense, re-signing reserve tight end Will Heller and backup fullback Josh Parry. Detroit re-signed journeyman defensive end Corey Smith, a former Buccaneer and 49er who had the best game of his short career in the final game of last season. The Atlanta Falcons kept up their offseason purge, releasing offensive guard Matt Lehr, who started 26 games at left guard in two years with the Falcons. He served a four-game suspension this past season for a violation of the NFL’s steroids policy. Broncos’ Nash remembered: Damien Nash was remembered as a charismatic man with a captivating smile who died as he lived – competing in sports and helping his community. “I don’t understand why he’s gone,” Denver Broncos coach Mike Shanahan said during a eulogy in St.Louis. “We never had a guy play for one year, as Damien did, and influence so many people.” More than 1,000 people paid respects to the Broncos running back. Nash died in his suburban St.Louis home Feb. 24 after playing in a basketball tournament that raised money for heart transplant research. The medical examiner’s office said the cause of death has not been determined, and autopsy results might not be available for weeks. T.O. update: Dallas receiver Terrell Owens can run routes while recovering from a second postseason operation on his injured right ring finger, but he’s not expected to catch passes until training camp. Earlier in the season, he had a plate screwed into the same finger after breaking it while blocking in a game in September. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Day 4 of free agency was a busy one, with Thomas Jones, who helped Chicago win the NFC title last season, traded to the New York Jets; Seattle agreeing to a six-year deal with former Atlanta defensive end Patrick Kerney worth $39.5million, including $19.5 million in guaranteed money; Brad Johnson signing with Dallas to be Tony Romo’s backup quarterback; Miami releasing starters Joey Harrington and Randy McMichael; Arizona signing center Al Johnson; Tampa Bay signing defensive lineman Kevin Carter; and San Francisco adding wide receiver Ashley Lelie. Jones will go to the Jets for a second-round draft pick if he passes a physical. A person familiar with the trade told the Associated Press the Jets will give up the 37th overall spot, which it obtained from Washington, for Jones, and will get Chicago’s second-rounder, No. 63. Dallas also re-signed placekicker Martin Gramatica. Miami signed tight end David Martin to a three-year contract. Martin had 87 receptions for 766 yards and nine touchdowns in six seasons with Green Bay. The Dolphins also dealt receiver Wes Welker to the Patriots for their second- and seventh-round draft picks in April. New England’s second-round pick is No. 60 overall. Henry is more than a journeyman, having rushed for 1,211 yards and a 4.5-yards-per-carry average last season for the Titans, who released him after they could not agree on restructuring a contract that called for an $8.3 million bonus. He is getting $12 million in guaranteed bonuses from the Broncos. The Broncos did not announce the signing, which was disclosed by someone familiar with the deal who requested anonymity because it had not yet been signed. center_img It took Travis Henry only two days to get a job – with a team that turns running backs into stars. The former Titan and Bill, cut by Tennessee on Saturday, agreed to terms with Denver, which has made one-year wonders of Olandis Gary, Mike Anderson, Reuben Droughns and others, largely because of its schemes. last_img


first_imgTRAFFIC CHAOS: There has been absolute traffic chaos this afternoon for Donegal GAA supporters heading to Clones for tonight’s double-header.Both the Gardaí and PSNI had warned motorists to expects lengthy delays due to a cycling event taking place in Omagh.The combination of the two sporting events has led to huge delays on the Omagh to Kesh Road and into Enniskillen. Some fans have vented their fury at the timing of the fixture which has been blasted since it was announced by the GAA.One irate fan posted, “Absolutely brutal traffic, would put you off going to the match.“We’re going to miss a good chunk of the minor match, I’m so annoyed.“Sky Sports wouldn’t effect the travelling punter they say, dragging us to Clones on a Saturday evening to fit into THEIR scheduling plans. “Who cares about the loyal supporter, the GAA really needs to have a look at themselves and ask them was this deal really about promoting the game globally or about them lining their pockets.Gardaí aren’t expecting traffic delays for Donegal fans on the way back from the match and said the earlier issues was the combination of the two events.TRAFFIC CHAOS: HALF HOUR TAILBACKS FOR DONEGAL SUPPORTERS HEADING TO CLONES was last modified: June 27th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:ChaosDelaysdonegalGAAnewsSporttrafficUlster SFClast_img


first_imgDONEGAL folk love a New Year’s Day dip. Click to watch some hardy souls at Narin on Sunday! DDTV: VIDEO OF NEW YEAR’S DAY SWIM AT NARIN was last modified: January 3rd, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:DDTV: VIDEO OF NEW YEAR’S DAY SWIM AT NARINlast_img


first_imgColaisti Inis Eoghain v Omagh CBSAt The Scarvey, Buncrana.Referee – Mr Shaun McLaughlinDonegal is still gripped in football fever as a result of Donegal’s All Ireland victory over two weeks ago, as Ulster Colleges Football makes a welcome return to The Scarvey in Buncrana on Tuesday afternoon when Colaisti Inis Eoghain entertain Tyrone side Omagh CBS in a crucial Group A game which will help to determine quarter final places in the Rannafast Cup. Inis Eoghain recorded a good victory over Our Lady’s Castleblaney in their opening game played in Omagh and followed up with a similar result last week when they travelled to Cookstown and defeated St Colman’s, from Newry, by seven points. Having already secured their place in the quarter finals, they now know a win will see them top the group which would see them paired against the runners up in Group C in two weeks time. They will however avoid St Eunans who have also qualified for the quarterfinals for the first time in twenty-six years, an indication of the standard of the competition. The Inishowen boys side have really gelled together and made good progress since they defeated St Pats Maghera in their very first game over two years ago in the Corn na nOg Cup and they also performed very well in last season’s Brock Cup, before losing out in the Shield quarter final.Already a number of players have featured on the Donegal U15 Development squad and several more were members of the successful Donegal U16 side, which captured the Buncrana Cup during the summer. Players such as Peter Doherty, Ultan Doherty, Darren Gallagher, Georgie Kelly, Tony McCleneghan, Sean McHugh, Caolan Mailey and John Campbell are all destined for a bright future as a result of their involvement with Colaisti Inis Eoghain under the supervision of Gary Duffy and his dedicated backroom team.Omagh however have a proud footballing tradition in colleges football and will be no pushover in this game, boasting a side which won the Corn na nOg two years ago but lost out in The Nannery and Dalton Cup finals last year before reaching the Brock Cup semi final which they lost to St Pats of Cavan. Player to keep an eye on, some of which are sure to figure in Tyrone teams in the future are, Rion McKenna, Aiden Fullerton, Shane McGuigan, Andrew McGrath, Gavin Slane, Aidan McSorley, Padraig McGirr and hotshot Patrick O’Neill who is capable of scoring points on either side of the park.The late afternoon throw in time of 4.00 pm should help to bring a few parents and supporters from the schools along to the game and witness for themselves the level of football these boys are now playing at and also see the progress made as a result of an initiative which began as far back as 2009. Colaisti Inis Eoghain: Jamie Barr, Tommy Byrne, Peter Doherty, Stephen O Donnell, Ultan Doherty, Darren Gallagher, Darragh Browne, Georgie Kelly, Tony McCleneghan, Mark Coyle, Sean McHugh, Christopher McLaughlin, Caolan Mailey, John Campbell, Joshua Lafferty, Christopher McCormick, Ronan Hartin, Ryan Doherty, Danny McCarron, John Collins, Jonathan McDaid, Ryan McLaughlin, Phil Brennan,Thursday 11th October 12.30 pmUlster Colleges – Danske BankCorn na nOg Cup – Group AColaisti Inis Eoghain v St Patrick’s CavanAt Killyclogher, Referee Stephen McNameeThis will be a journey into the unknown for another young Colaisti Inis Eoghain side as they make their debut in the Danske Bank, Corn na nOg Cup. Ryan Davenport from Carndonagh is the man in charge this year and Neil Toye, Martin Mailey and Damian McIntyre will assist him. Training has been going well since they came together at the end of August and the boys have recorded wins in two challenge games to date. Some the successful Naomh Padraig U12 and U13 side are likely to feature, but all seven clubs and four schools help to form a large panel for this competition.The boys will have been encouraged by the success of previous teams over the past two years and the buzz around Inishowen since Donegal’ All Ireland triumph will have done them no harm either. The management team have been impressed by the commitment shown by the players so fare, but it is all about development for the future and indications are that another group of Inishowen players are indeed on track.Colaisti Inis Eoghain: Matty Porter, Noel McLaughlin, Tiernan Devine, James Monagle, Nathan McLarkey, PJ Walker, Mathew McDermott, Chris O’Donnell, Padraig McCarron, Oisin McGonigle, Shane McColgan, Ruaidhri McCarron, Niall Kelly, Sean Winston, James Breslin, Dermot Doherty, Sean Murray, Fergal Gallagher, Michael Doherty (T), Conor Browne, Joe Doherty, Ciaran Bradley, Denver Kelly, Josh Ardbuckle, Aaron (G) Doherty, Callum (Bobby) Porter, Ethan O’Kane, Cathal McLaughlin, Christopher McKinley, Pauric Gillan, Christopher Doherty, Kyle Dougal, Declan Diver, Ciaran Bonner, Gareth Foynes, Conor Quigley, Ben Doherty.GAA: COLAISTE INIS EOGHAIN IN ULSTER COLLEGES ACTION was last modified: October read more


first_imgThe Ren Net Save Show will take place in the Silver Tassie Hotel in Letterkenny tomorrow from 11am to 5pm and admission is free.This show will offer free advise on how to stay warm, safe and healthy this Winter and will include an exhibition of products and services including insulation, rainwater harvesting, solar panels, stoves, tax and financial matters. Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland or SEAI will be there to give advice on grants and funding available. There will also be a pharmacist on hand giving free blood pressure checks and providing confidential advice.This event is being held as part of this year’s Social Inclusion Week and will include a Save Energy Save Money talk from 11.30am to 12.30pm with complementary refreshments served before and after. This talk will be hosted by John Breslin from Highland Radio who will question exhibitors at the show about their products and services. Visit www.ren-net.org for a full list of exhibitors.Joanne Holmes, Ren Net Co-ordinator with Donegal County Council said “if you are looking to save money and are worried about rising energy costs, water charges and want to find out best to keep your home warm this Winter then come along to the Ren Net Save Show to get your questions answered and learn more about what options you have”.She added “the Save Energy Save Money talk will be of particular interest to older people and I would encourage people to come along to the show at 11am for complimentary tea and scones and take an hour to listen to John Breslin from Highland Radio question exhibitors at the show about their products and services”. The Save Show is being organised as part of Donegal County Council’s Social Inclusion week 6th – 10th October 2014 by Ren Net – the only Renewable Energy Business Network in the Northwest and admission is free.The Renewable Energy Business Network (Ren Net) is a network of local businesses involved in renewable energy and energy efficiency in the Northwest.The Ren Net project is being delivered through Cross Border partnership, led by the North West Region Cross Border Group (NWRCBG). The partnership works together to develop the North West Region and is comprised of Donegal County Council , Derry City Council, Limavady Borough Council, Magherafelt District Council, and Strabane District Council. Donegal County Council is the Lead implementing Council for this particular project. The Ren Net project is part funded by the European Union European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) through the INTERREG IVA Programme managed by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB).The Save Show is open from 11am to 5pm in the Silver Tassie Hotel, Letterkenny on Thursday 9th October. Everyone welcome and admission is free. Save Energy Save Money talks will take place from 11.30am to 12.30pm with complementary refreshments served before and after. You’re sure to find something of interest at the show and learn new ways of saving money and keeping cosy this Winter.For more details contact Ren Net Project Officer Donegal County Council 074 9153900 email: info@ren-net.org  FIND OUT HOW TO SAVE MONEY AND KEEP WARM THIS WINTER AT THE REN NET SHOW! was last modified: October 8th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalRen Net Showlast_img

Humboldt Crabs host PUF Caps as home stretch of 2016 season approaches

first_imgSome of those players will head to college in the fall and will be college teammates with players on the Crabs’ roster. Others will be … ARCATA >> If you were to take a quick glance at the Pacific Union Financial Capitalists’ 2016 roster, you would see one singular commonality no matter what name you come across.Division I school. Division I school. Division I school. Division I school.It happens 30 times as you scroll down from name to name.The Caps, by the way, have 30 players.last_img