Why William Saliba rejected Manchester United to join Arsenal

first_imgWhy William Saliba rejected Manchester United to join Arsenal Gabriel is expected to sign a five-year deal with the club (Picture: Getty)The defender could be joined by Lille star Gabriel in the coming days as the Brazilian was in London on Monday to complete a medical with the Gunners.Arteta’s side have seen off competition from Manchester United, Napoli and Everton for the 22-year-old.Gabriel could become Saliba’s new centre-back partner, though Arteta has a host of other options in central defence including Pablo Mari, David Luiz and Rob Holding.MORE: Arsenal right-back Hector Bellerin offered to Paris Saint-Germain Comment William Saliba rejected Manchester United to join Arsenal (Picture: Getty)William Saliba is yet to kick a ball for Arsenal but, more than a year after he signed a deal with the club, the Frenchman arrives at the Emirates with high expectations. The 19-year-old completed a £27m move to the Gunners last July but he agreed to spend a further season with St Etienne before moving to north London.Though Saliba is still a teenager, supporters are hopeful that the towering centre-back can cure the Gunners’ problems at the back, which were present long before Mikel Arteta took charge. The teenager arrives at the club with plenty of promise and the Gunners were far from the only club that attempted to sign the defender.ADVERTISEMENT Advertisementcenter_img Saliba arrives with big expectations (Picture: Getty)Tottenham’s interest in Saliba was well known and the Frenchman had a clear choice between Spurs and Arsenal last summer, only to opt for the red half of north London.AdvertisementAdvertisementHowever, the Telegraph claim that Saliba was approached by Manchester United in January 2019 and the Red Devils made a lucrative offer to sign the defender.Ole Gunnar Solskjaer had just taken charge at Old Trafford but he had identified his central defence as an area of high priority, which led to the £80m acquisition of Harry Maguire that summer.Saliba was flattered by United’s interest but according to the Telegraph, the Frenchman was ‘focused’ on Arsenal given the Gunners had long tracked him and had presented the more concrete proposal.Added to this, Saliba is a boyhood Arsenal fan and he’s long dreamed of following a long line of his compatriots in playing for the club. Metro Sport ReporterMonday 24 Aug 2020 8:45 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link5.3kShares Advertisementlast_img read more

Las organizaciones artísticas de Pennsylvania reciben $2.3 millones para brindar ayuda ante la pandemia

first_img July 06, 2020 SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Economy,  Español,  Press Release El Gobernador Tom Wolf anunció hoy que 309 organizaciones artísticas sin fines de lucro recibirán subvenciones por un total de $2.3 millones para brindarles ayuda debido a las consecuencias de la pandemia de COVID-19. Los fondos de la Ley CARES contribuyen con los salarios del personal, los honorarios de los artistas o el personal contratado y los costos de las instalaciones. El National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) distribuyó $1.8 millones a 36 entidades para que cada una reciba una subvención de $50,000. El Pennsylvania Council on the Arts (PCA), un organismo estatal que depende de la oficina del Gobernador, distribuyó los $527,000 restantes a 273 entidades que recibirán una subvención de $1,930 cada una.“Las organizaciones artísticas son una parte importante de las comunidades y contribuyen con la salud económica de nuestro estado”, dijo el Gobernador Wolf. “La pandemia de COVID-19 ha sido un reto para muchas entidades, entre ellas, las artes. El National Endowment for the Arts reconoció el papel de las artes en Pennsylvania y la necesidad de ayudar a los artistas y las entidades que los apoyan para inspirar creatividad y vitalidad en nuestra comunidad”.La actividad económica artística y cultural, ajustada por la inflación, representó el 4.5% del producto interno bruto o $877.8 mil millones, en 2017, según el Departamento de Comercio de los Estados Unidos. En Pennsylvania, el sector aportó $25.8 mil millones a la economía del estado y empleó a 176,000 trabajadores.“El sector de las artes y la cultura se ha visto gravemente afectado por la pandemia, por lo que nos complace que más de 300 entidades artísticas en Pennsylvania reciban apoyo a través de la Ley CARES”, dijo Karl Blischke, Director Ejecutivo de PCA. “Antes de la pandemia, la economía creativa de Pennsylvania era crucial para la vitalidad y las vivencias de nuestras comunidades y para el desarrollo de los talentos de nuestro estado. El apoyo que estas entidades reciben hoy ayuda a garantizar que estén posicionadas para desempeñar un papel clave en la recuperación de las ciudades y pueblos de Pennsylvania en el futuro”.La lista de las entidades artísticas de Pennsylvania que reciben una asignación de $50,000 de la NEA está disponible aquí. La lista de las 273 entidades que reciben una asignación de $1,930 a través de la PCA está disponible aquí.Encuentre más sobre el proceso de reapertura de Pennsylvania del Gobernador Wolf aquí.View this information in English.center_img Las organizaciones artísticas de Pennsylvania reciben $2.3 millones para brindar ayuda ante la pandemialast_img read more

Dominica Red Cross Volunteering:The Sprit of Humanitarian Action

first_imgThis year marks the 10th anniversary of the International Year of the Volunteer.  For the Red Cross Movement this is an opportunity to promote and recognize the role volunteers have played in enabling our Movement to become the largest humanitarian network in the world.Without the Movement’s 13 million active volunteers we would not be able to help the roughly 150 million persons who need assistance each year.  It is noteworthy, that in 2009, volunteers provided services with an estimated economic value of over six billion US dollars.  The social value that volunteers bring is incalculable, and even more far-reaching.Disasters will continue to happen. War and other situations of violence, natural and technological disasters, hunger, disease, and discrimination are the reality of our humanitarian landscape.One of the greatest resources we have in addressing these crises are our volunteers and as a Movement, our commitment is to work with governments and partners to better protect, promote and support the critical role played by volunteers.  In providing our services under the banner “Our World.Your Move” this reminds us all that we each have a role to play in making the world a better place.  This is the essence and spirit of volunteerism and each and every one of us can make a difference!  ‘FIND THE VOLUNTEER INSIDE U’Dominica Red Cross Share Sharing is caring! Share Tweetcenter_img LocalNews Dominica Red Cross Volunteering:The Sprit of Humanitarian Action by: – May 6, 2011 20 Views   no discussions Sharelast_img read more

Men’s Basketball Cruises Past Coe In Exhibition

first_img Next Game: Story Links Buena Vista 11/8/2018 – 7 p.m. “I thought our defense sparked us and got us some opportunities to get out in transition and get the tempo where we want it,” DeVries said. “I though we did a good job establishing some tempo and in the second half we played well on both ends of the floor.” Print Friendly Version Watch Live Nick McGlynn scored all 11 of his points in the first half on 5-of-7 shooting while three other Bulldogs added six points apiece in the opening period. Box Score (PDF) Preview Buy Tickets Live Stats 1350 ESPN ESPN+ Coe was led by 15 points from Tommy Hook on 6-of-10 shooting while Adam McDermott added 10 points. Drake held Coe to just 34.6 percent shooting in the second half to pull away after a somewhat sluggish start to the contest. Norton was one of three Bulldogs to score in double figures as every available player scored in the exhibition victory. Norton’s scoring came on 6-of-10 shooting and a 5-of-6 afternoon from the three-point arc. He also added six assists and three steals. As team, the Bulldogs recorded 20 assists. Full Schedule Roster center_img DES MOINES, Iowa – Led by 19 points from Nick Norton and a big second-half run, the Drake University men’s basketball team cruised past visiting Coe, 99-58, in exhibition action Sunday afternoon at the Knapp Center. “Overall it was a good output form aa lot of different guys,” said first-year head coach Darian DeVries. “A lot of guys off the bench were able to contribute in some way. In general we were solid once we got past the first 10-15 minutes and I liked the way we shared the ball. Coe does a good job in the halfcourt and can put some stress on your with their shooters and our guys adjusted.” Drake used a 10-0 run during a quick 2:21 span in the opening minutes of the second half that eventually evolved into a 27-5 run to take complete control of the contest and empty both benches. “I thought we were tentative on both ends and moreso on the defensive end,” Darian DeVries said. “We weren’t quite as aggressive as I would have liked. But I thought we did a great job ending the half and into the second half.” Tremell Murphy scored 10 points in his first competition at the Knapp Center along with a team-high seven rebounds to help Drake hold a 42-29 advantage on the boards. The Kohawks show above 50 percent from the field and 55 percent from three-point range to briefly keep pace with the Bulldogs. However, Drake closed the half on a 15-6 run to take a 44-33 lead at halftime. The Bulldogs Made three of first four three-pointers to take an early lead, but just one of the next eight as Coe started to chip away with a 6-0 run to pull within two points at 22-20 with 13 minutes left in the opening half. The exhibition was the Bulldogs’ lone rehearsal before officially opening the season Thursday, Nov. 8, against Buena Vista in the Knapp Center at 7 p.m. Box Score (HTML) last_img read more