Comment Advertisement Mertens could be available on a free transfer next summer (Getty Images)According to Il Mattino, both Arsenal and Tottenham have registered their interest in signing Mertens.The report claims that both Premier League sides have ‘taken information’ on Mertens ahead of a potential move.AdvertisementAdvertisementBut Juventus, AC Milan and Inter are also reportedly interested in signing the Belgian.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 CitySpeaking about his future last month, Mertens admitted he could leave Napoli at the end of the season.‘I still don’t know what my future will be,’ he said.‘My objective right now is to have a very good season with Napoli. Then we’ll see how things go. There’s still some time left until the end of the season.‘Here at Napoli, I still have seven months left on my contract. I don’t know where I’ll be playing next season.‘At the end of this year, I’ll assess whether to renew my contract or not, but it’s still too early. I’m not in a position to rule anything out.’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 Arsenal Advertisement Arsenal and Tottenham in race to sign Dries Mertens from Napoli Dries Mertens is wanted by Arsenal and Tottenham (SIPA USA/PA Images)Arsenal and Tottenham are in the race to sign Dries Mertens from Napoli, according to reports.The 32-year-old’s current contract with the Serie A club expires at the end of the season and he is yet to agree a new deal.Mertens is currently in his seventh season at Napoli and is a key part of their attack with 116 goals for the Italian club.But Napoli risk losing the Belgium international next summer with several clubs lining up for his signature.ADVERTISEMENT Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 13 Nov 2019 11:09 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link
Torriera has had more of a bit-part role for Arsenal this season (Picture: Getty)According to Calciomercato, the current uncertainty over his place in the team, coupled with Arsenal’s poor form, could see Torreira leave the club.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTThe 23-year-old is aware of interest from AC Milan and has already made it clear to Arsenal that he wants them to consider any offers.Intriguingly, Milan had been linked with a move for Torreira’s teammate Xhaka following his bust-up with supporters, but it is the Uruguayan they really want.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 ArsenalThe Rossoneri were linked with Torreira in the summer when his old Sampdoria manager Marco Giampaolo was in charge, and that interest has not diluted since Stefano Pioli took over.Torreira has started both of Arsenal’s Premier League matches since Xhaka clashed with fans – against Wolves and Leicester – though was subbed off both times, and he spoke about his situation last month.‘I don’t know whether I’d say it’s frustrating,’ Torreira told reporters about his recent slip down the pecking order. Torreira was affected by Xhaka’s clash with supporters against Crystal Palace (Picture: Getty)‘All players want to play, they obviously want to be in the starting XI – that’s completely normal. But that’s not something that depends on me. It’s down to the coach to make those decisions and really I have to respect that. Right now it’s about not giving up.‘You have to continue working hard and whether I’m playing in the starting XI or from the bench I want to give my all for the team. That’s the kind of player I am. I like to give 100 per cent for the shirt to help my teammates and to give the fans something to cheer about.’MORE: Patrick Vieira backs Granit Xhaka to play again for Arsenal and slams his criticsMORE: Arsenal dressing room have concerns over Unai Emery’s decision to make Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang captainMore: 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 The Uruguayan is open to leaving north London when the window reopens (Picture: Getty)Arsenal midfielder Lucas Torreira is unsettled at the club and has reportedly asked Gunners bosses to consider any transfer offers for him when the window reopens.The Uruguayan has only started four Premier League matches this season – with Arsenal winning none of those matches – and has routinely been left out of the side in favour of the likes of Granit Xhaka, Matteo Guendouzi and Dani Ceballos.There have been calls from Arsenal fans for Unai Emery to give Torreira a bigger role in the side, while the manager has been tinkering with his position and using him further forward than usual. Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 13 Nov 2019 12:35 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link911Shares Comment Lucas Torreira unsettled at Arsenal and wants club to listen to transfer offers Advertisement
Premier League clubs told to get ready for season to return in June Metro Sport ReporterSunday 5 Apr 2020 11:27 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link44Shares Advertisement The season has been postponed since mid-March (Picture: Getty)Once the rate of new infections begin to fall, the government will be pressurised into a so-called ‘exit strategy’ that would see an easing of the lockdown measures currently in place. AdvertisementAdvertisementThere was even a discussion over whether supporters should be allowed to attend matches but the Premier League is just keen to resume in the most safe manner. With 92 matches remaining and the possibility that large sections of society will still be in self-isolation, there was a discussion over whether matches should be made available to terrestrial television and the matter is ongoing.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 CitySky and BT Sport also want to be able to show more than their allocated share, arguing that live sport would be a boost in morale for the public. Should matters proceed as the Premier League hope, all teams and squads will have to comply to the strictest of measures to see matches played.The arrangement is also dependent on current forecasting and it’s accepted that there could be further postponements if the situation does not improve as expected. MORE: Jesse Lingard desperate to stay at Manchester United despite Arsenal interest The Premier League could return in May (Picture: Getty)The Premier League are in ‘advanced talks’ with the government over plans to resume the season in June.All 20 clubs were told to prepare for a return in June after the Premier League reached a ‘tentative’ agreement with the government that would allow matches to be played behind-closed-doors, according to the Mirror.The season has been suspended since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic reached the UK in early March and there was an initial dispute over how the season should be finished.However, after agreeing that the campaign must be finished by whatever means, the Premier League’s focus has been on a safe return and the government is forecasting for the ‘peak’ of the pandemic to hit in around 10-14 days in the UK.ADVERTISEMENT Advertisement Comment
Arteta’s side will play Manchester City (Picture: Getty Images)Mikel Arteta acknowledges his Arsenal side have a ‘big challenge’ ahead of them as they face Manchester City in the quarter-finals of the Carabao Cup.The Gunners beat Liverpool on penalties on Thursday night to progress to the next stage of the competition, with Bernd Leno putting in a Man of the Match display.The German stopper made seven saves to keep the score at 0-0 in normal time and repeated his heroics in the shootout, saving penalties from Divock Origi and Harry Wilson. Leno was the hero in the shootout (Picture: Getty Images)Joe Willock scored the winning spot-kick as his strike wriggled under Reds ‘keeper Adrian to send the Gunners through to the next round.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTThe luck wasn’t on Arsenal’s side in the draw, however, as they face Man City in the quarters.Arteta got the better of his former mentor Pep Guardiola in the FA Cup semi-final last season, and will be looking for his side to pull off a similar performance again in the Carabao Cup.‘I was here, waiting, enjoying a little bit the victory and now we have to play Manchester City,’ Arteta told Sky Sports after the Liverpool win. ‘It is what it is, there are some top teams now in the competition. Another big challenge and we will get prepared for that.‘We want to take every competition as an opportunity to win a trophy and we have to do that with the club that we represent and we will try to go game by game.’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 ArsenalReacting to Arsenal’s draw, former Liverpool midfielder Jamie Redknapp admitted that while Arteta won’t be best pleased with matching up against Man City, he will have faith in his much-improved Gunners side to get the job done.‘There’s a belief, the squad is together, everyone seems to be buying into what he wants and you can see that everyone’s playing for him,’ Redknapp told Sky Sports.‘They know what they’re trying to do. You can also see he’s working with the players on the training pitch because it’s coming off.‘He won’t be delighted with that draw, but he’ll know he’s capable of doing it because they’ve won so many big games recently.’MORE: Arsenal finally agree deal with Atletico Madrid over Lucas Torreira loan moveMORE: Arsenal ready another bid for Houssem Aouar as Lyon star pushes for moveFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and InstagramFor more stories like this, check our sport page Metro Sport ReporterThursday 1 Oct 2020 10:59 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link4.4kShares Advertisement Comment Advertisement Mikel Arteta reacts to Arsenal drawing Manchester City in Carabao Cup quarter-final after Liverpool victory
Asian Pacific American Affairs, The Blog Since 2014, the Governor’s Advisory Commission on Asian Pacific Affairs has teamed up with Asian Indian Americans of Central Pennsylvania (AIACPA) to co-sponsor the India Day Community Fair at Harrisburg Area Community College (HACC). This past Saturday we welcomed over 15,000 attendees to the India Day Community Fair.Watch this video from India Day 2016 at HACC, where Governor Tom Wolf and First Lady Frances Wolf were among the visitors:AIACPA has held programs for many years to celebrate India’s Independence Day, which falls annually on August 15. Many Indian communities around the commonwealth put together celebrations to commemorate this day. However, you may be asking yourself — aside from the beautiful cultural programs and delicious Indian food, why are these festivals and fairs important?One of our key priorities as the Governor’s Advisory Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs is to share our vibrant and diverse Asian Pacific American cultures, traditions, histories and stories with our local communities here in Pennsylvania.The goal of supporting events such as the India Day Community Fair is to further cultural understanding and promote Pennsylvania as a welcoming state and a great place to live and work.If you are interested in taking part in an upcoming India Day celebration, please check out: Saturday, August 14th India Day – Unity in Diversity 11:30am-3pm @ Cathedral of Learning in Oakland, PittsburghOur very own Vice Chair Kannu Sahni will be hosting this event with the University of Pittsburgh and the Indian Nationality Room join in for festivities which include a parade flag hoisting, cultural programs and delicious food!Saturday, August 20th Festival of India – 1-6pm @ the Great Plaza, Penn’s Landing, PhiladelphiaEnjoy authentic Indian dance, music, cuisine and experience a glimpse of Indian culture and heritage.Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf India Day 2016: Celebrating Pennsylvania’s Cultural Diversity August 09, 2016 SHARE Email Facebook Twitter By: Tiffany Chang Lawson, Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs
Gov. Wolf, Lt. Gov. Fetterman Hit PA Ice Cream Trail SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf and Lt. Gov. John Fetterman dropped in at Urban Churn, Harrisburg, to celebrate Pennsylvania dairy and have their 2019 Pennsylvania “Pursue Your Scoops” Ice Cream Trail passports stamped.“The Pennsylvania Pursue Your Scoops Ice Cream Trail provides an opportunity for families to connect with the incredibly important family-owned farms and small creameries that make up Pennsylvania’s dairy industry,” said Gov. Wolf. “This trail is just one way I’m supporting Pennsylvania farmers. I’m committed to continuing to invest in our agriculture industry, especially as farmers explore new ways to add value to products, including processing milk into ice cream.”Gov. Wolf recently signed the PA Farm Bill, which, among other investments, allocates $5 million in the 2019-20 budget to Pennsylvania’s Dairy Investment Program to allow farmers to pursue new value-added processing projects.“The ‘Scoops’ trail is a delicious way to celebrate our dairy farmers and creameries,” said Lieutenant Governor John Fetterman. “I hope all Pennsylvanians will join us this summer in picking up a passport and enjoying a treat.”The Pennsylvania “Pursue Your Scoops” Ice Cream Trail was developed last year as a joint effort between the Pennsylvania Tourism Office and the Department of Agriculture to boost Pennsylvania’s dairy industry by capitalizing on agritourism. Visitors to the trail can download a passport or pick one up at any stop and have it stamped at a mix of participating on-farm creameries and ice cream shops that support Pennsylvania milk processors and local dairy farmers. The trail is divided into three regional segments per passport. Visitors with at least five stamps on one passport by Sept. 2, 2019, receive a “Pursue Your Scoops” t-shirt, while a fully stamped passport earns a “Pursue Your Scoops” ice cream bowl.Urban Churn is one of 32 creameries participating in this year’s trail, which has tripled in size since its creation. The business, which opened its storefront on Third Street in Harrisburg earlier this year, make small batches of ice cream with unique and classic flavors.“The ice cream trail has been a huge success for us. The program has introduced our new store to many folks from near and far,” said Adam Brackbill, Urban Churn owner. “It has helped us start off strong and develop new regulars. We’re very thankful to be a part of the trail, allowing us to serve homemade and unique ice cream made from local dairy.” July 18, 2019
Press Release, Public Safety Penn Run, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today visited with 39 campers at Indiana County Pennsylvania State Police Camp Cadet held at Camp Seph Mack in Penn Run. The week-long camp introduces girls and boys age 12-15 to the diverse criminal justice system and helps to establish a positive relationship with law enforcement personnel.“The campers at the state police Camp Cadet today were having an incredible experience investigating a mock crime scene and doing team-building exercises with Pennsylvania National Guard members,” Gov. Wolf said. “I was really excited to join them for part of their day and share some of their experience. I believe they all learned a lot and will really benefit from the experience. I know I did.”Gov. Wolf was met by Pennsylvania State Police Troop A commanders and the campers who put on a marching demonstration for the governor. The governor then participated in the Indiana County coroner-led mock crime scene investigation where campers located evidence and clues and formulated theories to help solve a crime.Later in the tour, the governor watched as campers participated in team-building exercises and an obstacle course under the direction of the Pennsylvania National Guard. Last, the governor visited the camp’s overnight campsite with more camp participants.The Camp Cadet program was formed in 1970 by Pennsylvania State Trooper (Ret.) Albert R. Vish. For more than 40 years his idea has provided the inspiration for the establishment of other Camp Cadet Programs across Pennsylvania. Now, Camp Cadet programs are established in 30 Pennsylvania counties.“Troopers look forward to Camp Cadet each summer because it allows us to interact with young people in an enjoyable, active setting and helps build positive relationships between law enforcement and the communities we serve,” said Captain Jeffrey Fisher, commanding officer of Troop A. “Thanks to a dedicated group of volunteers and tremendous community support, we are able to provide our cadets a week where they can begin to learn about a career in law enforcement while also having a lot of fun.”Camp Cadet is staffed by Pennsylvania State Troopers and other volunteers, is open to all youth and structured similarly to training at the Pennsylvania State Police Academy. All participants who attend Camp Cadet are addressed as “Cadet” during the week. Cadets are required to participate in all scheduled events, which a focus on discipline, self-esteem, physical fitness, teamwork, drug and alcohol education, violence prevention, and many other issues facing today’s youth. Cadets work together throughout the week to complete individual and team-oriented tasks.“Thank you to the Pennsylvania State Police, the Indiana County coroner’s office, the Pennsylvania National Guard and the many volunteers who make Camp Cadet a reality,” Gov. Wolf said. “This dedicated group is helping these young campers learn many valuable lessons, forming lasting life lessons, memories and friendships.” Gov. Wolf Visits Campers at Indiana County State Police Camp Cadet SHARE Email Facebook Twitter August 09, 2019
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The dining rom at 204 Douglas Rd, Salisbury.The lounge, dining and rumpus rooms are spacious and there are built-in robes to two of the three bedrooms. The property has been greshly painted inside and out and has timber floors to the living spaces and carpet to the bedrooms and rumpus room. Oustide there is a new carport and concrete driveway while the yard is fully-fenced and landscaped. The home is close to Garden City Shopping Centre and Griffith University. The home at 204 Douglas Rd, SalisburyThis Salisbury home has been beautifully renovated and is on a popular street close to schools, shops and cafes. The property at 204 Douglas Rd has a new kitchen with freestanding 900mm stainless steel stove and oven.More from newsCrowd expected as mega estate goes under the hammer7 Aug 2020Hard work, resourcefulness and $17k bring old Ipswich home back to life20 Apr 2020There is also a new bathroom, a separate toilet and a laundry.
BIS Oxford Economics says Brisbane’s inner city apartment sector is the most oversupplied in Australia. Picture: Richard WalkerBRISBANE’S inner city apartment sector is now the most oversupplied market in Australia and is at risk of inflicting “collateral damage” on house prices, according to a leading economic forecaster.The latest predictions from BIS Oxford Economics paint a bleak picture of the outlook for the city’s property market, with median apartment prices forecast to fall another 7 per cent over the next three years.Its Residential Property Prospects 2017 to 2020 report released today reveals unit development accounted for 46 per cent of Queensland’s new dwelling starts in the four years to 2015/17, compared to 32 per cent in the prior five years. BIS Oxford Economics senior manager Angie Zigomanis.BIS Oxford Economics senior manager Angie Zigomanis said Queensland’s employment outlook was likely to improve and population growth to strengthen in the next three years, allowing for some modest house price growth.Brisbane’s median house price is predicted to rise 7 per cent by 2020.Mr Zigomanis said Brisbane’s price advantage over the southern capitals also made it attractive from an affordability perspective.All capital city housing markets are predicted to weaken next financial year as a result of further lending restrictions to investors and rising new stock levels.Sydney’s median house price of $1.2 million is forecast to fall five per cent over the next two financial years. BIS Oxford Economics’ latest report predicts inner Brisbane apartment prices to fall 7 per cent by 2020.BIS Oxford Economics managing director Robert Mellor said there were likely to be flow on effects for house price growth in Brisbane as potential buyers opted for apartments over houses or elected to rent for longer periods rather than buy to capitalise on discounted rents. Fancy a freebie with your new apartment? Buyers pick up bargains as Brisbane unit sales slump “My worry for Brisbane is you’ll get some overhang in the housing market because if developers are sitting there with 10 to 20 per cent of stock on hold, some of them are going to be doing good discounts on their prices,” Mr Mellor said.“That’s where we get a bit nervous. There’ll be a proponent of first home buyers that would rather buy a bargain apartment than an established house.“There’s a real risk of potentially … contagion.” BIS Oxford Economics predicts Brisbane’s apartment oversupply could impact house prices.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home4 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor4 hours agoHe said the inner Brisbane apartment market in the next financial year alone would see about six times the average level of completions seen in the two decades leading up to 2015.“Over the next six to 12 months, we’ll see reality set in and things will deteriorate rapidly,” Mr Mellor said.“I think there will be some collateral damage that might impact on high and medium density in the suburbs.” GET THE LATEST REAL ESTATE NEWS DIRECT TO YOUR INBOX HERE BIS Oxford Economics estimates 6500 apartments will have been completed in inner Brisbane by the end of this financial year.It predicts another 9100 apartments will have been completed by the end of 2017/18 and yet another 6500 the following fiscal year.And he doesn’t expect supply to be absorbed before 2021.The report found house price growth in Brisbane has been patchy, with the median house price of an estimated $550,000 remaining below its June 2010 peak in real terms.But there is some good news to take out of the report.