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Hector Bellerin injury to keep Arsenal defender out of action for longer than first feared

first_imgHector Bellerin still faces a long stretch on the sidelines (Picture: AMA/Getty Images)Arsenal have already been dealt an injury blow for the start of the forthcoming season with Hector Bellerin set to miss the opening weeks of the campaign.The right-back has been out of action since January with an injury to his left knee, which saw him need surgery on his anterior cruciate ligaments.The initial diagnosis was the Spaniard would be out for between six and nine months, and it looks like it will be closer to the more pessimistic end of that scale.The Evening Standard are reporting that Bellerin will miss ‘several weeks’ at the start of the 2019/20 season, which begins on 11 August against Newcastle.ADVERTISEMENT Bellerin has been going through recovery since January (Picture: Arsenal FC via Getty Images)Right-back is a position that Arsenal boss Unai Emery is looking to strengthen this summer, with the Gunners linked with a move for PSG’s Thomas Meunier.AdvertisementAdvertisementHowever, with the transfer budget limited to around £45m at the Emirates, a deal for the Belgian would represent about half of the funds available to Emery this summer.With Stephan Lichtsteiner leaving the club, right-backs are thin on the ground at Arsenal and Emery so Bellerin’s extended absence will come as disappointing news for Emery.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 CityArsenal do look set to sign a forward in 18-year-old Brazilian Gabriel Martinelli although their moves in the likes of Ryan Fraser and Yannick Carrasco appear to have slowed to a halt.Saint-Etienne defender William Saliba remains another key defensive target, but the clubs continue to haggle over price.With money tight at the Emirates, club legend Charlie Nicholas has encouraged Emery to sell Mesut Ozil, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Lucas Torreira to free up funds.MORE: Unai Emery told to sell three Arsenal players in summer clear-outMORE: Arsenal to announce Gabriel Martinelli transfer in coming days Advertisement Comment Hector Bellerin injury to keep Arsenal defender out of action for longer than first feared Advertisement Phil HaighTuesday 18 Jun 2019 5:47 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link44Shareslast_img read more

Grand Opening Friday For RomWeber II

first_imgThe grand opening of RomWeber Flats II will be held Friday.BATESVILLE – A ribbon cutting will be held Friday for the second phase of RomWeber Flats. The addition of RomWeber II offers another thirty, one and two bedroom apartments for seniors, bringing the total number of units to eighty-four.RomWeber has also joined in partnership with Cincinnati-based Nursing Care Management to offer assisted living options on campus. It is the first assisted living facility of its kind in Indiana.“The ability for Hoosiers to maintain their independence into their golden years is a valuable asset to any community,” said Jacob Sipe, Executive Director of the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority. “The addition of assisted living options in the RomWeber Flats developments will enhance the lives of elderly citizens in Batesville, reducing isolation and limiting the cost of care.”This innovative approach will allow residents to age in place and to live independently using a combination of affordable housing and Medicaid waivers to offset the cost of care. “This unique combination of programs will make assisted living available to Hoosiers who would traditionally reside in nursing homes due to the lack of availability of assisted living,” noted Mike Scharfenberger, owner of Nursing Care Management.Charles Anderson, Senior Vice President of City Real Estate Advisor, the Tax Credit Syndicator commented: “RomWeber Flats is a perfect example of a successful public / private enterprise.  The benefits to the residents, the property serves, are countless and the redevelopment that has occurred in the downtown Batesville market as a result of this development is truly remarkable.  This property symbolizes what should come to all of our minds when we hear the words ‘affordable housing’.”With the addition of RomWeber II, the total investment on the RomWeber Campus is now close to $17 million. This project has created 22 full time jobs and added three new businesses in downtown Batesville.Romweber Flats is a 55 and over community with amenities including a movie room, beauty salon, library, tenant storage facility, community areas and the award winning Big Four Café.last_img read more

SOI Looking for Polar Plunge Sponsors

first_imgAURORA, Ind. — Special Olympics Indiana is looking for sponsors for its signature fundraising event, the Polar Plunge.Since its inception in 2000, the Plunge has raised more than $3 Million for Special Olympics Indiana.The 18 plunges around the state feature 2,900 plungers braving the icy cold water, as they fundraiser to support athletes with intellectual disabilities.Sponsorship opportunities are available for companies to partner with Special Olympics Indiana.For more information on sponsorship call 812-584-6861.last_img

Toys-R-Us announces comeback in time for Christmas

first_imgWashington D.C. — A group of investors is planning a comeback for Toys R Us, in the latest twist for the troubled retail brand.The group, made up of secured lenders, said Tuesday it’s scrapping an auction for intellectual property assets because it didn’t receive any bids that were better than its own.The investors said they’ll work with potential partners to develop new ideas for stores in the U.S. and other countries “that could bring back these iconic brands in a new and re-imagined way.”The reorganized company will control trademarks, e-commerce assets and data related to the Toys R Us and Babies R Us brands.Toys R Us liquidated its U.S. business earlier this year, after filing for Chapter 11 reorganization following a leveraged buyout that hobbled the company.(Associated Press)last_img read more

Fans Cheer FLOTUS and POTUS at College Football Championship Game

first_imgU.S. President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump attended the College Football Championship game in New Orleans on Monday, with LSU and Clemson set to face off. Trump and the First Lady Melania Trump were cheered by the crowd as they walked onto the field of the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, and stood for the national anthem.President Trump was met with chants of “USA” at the College Football Playoff National Championship on Monday https://t.co/4HmN2A10Vv— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) January 14, 2020 LSU took down Clemson 42-25. LSU finishes the season 15-and-0 and claims its first national title since 2007. President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump were greated with cheers and chants of USA and left before the end. LSU fans are not only celebrating their College Football Playoff National Championship Game victory, they’re also trolling Clemson fans with an online fundraiser aimed at helping the South Carolina school buy a better looking mascot costume. The head is tiny….A tale of two Tigers: How Clemson and LSU got their mascots https://t.co/RTuZMiUEwt— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) January 13, 2020 Images of the two school’s mascots flooded social media last night as fans seemed to favor the outfit worn by LSU’s Mike the Tiger when compared against the duds of Clemson’s mascot, which is simply known as The Tiger.last_img read more

Badger Basketball Preview

Borland embracing move to middle linebacker

first_imgChris Borland suffered a season-ending shoulder injury last year, but as he works his way back to full heath, he is preparing to man a new spot – middle linebacker – for the Badgers this year.[/media-credit]Chris Borland seemed to be in the middle of everything during the 2009 season when he was named Big Ten Freshman of the Year, forcing turnovers and recording sacks on a regular basis.Now, after suffering a season-ending shoulder injury last season, Borland is set to become the official man in the middle for the UW defense in 2011.Head coach Bret Bielema announced at the start of spring camp that Borland was making a position switch from outside to middle linebacker. Borland remains limited in spring camp as he works his way back to full health, but the transition to middle linebacker has already started in the film room.“I’ve just been familiarizing myself with the position,” Borland said. “It’s not too difficult really. And we’ve changed some things with our defense so everybody is learning. I played a little bit my freshman year and its been a pretty smooth transition so far.”But why the need for such a transition in the first place?Borland established himself as a defensive play maker in his first season on the outside, so why make a change?According to Borland, the move fits better with Wisconsin’s current linebacker depth.“I think it’s just a practical decision based on our personnel,” Borland said. “Mike [Taylor] and Clax [Kevin Claxton] are two great outside linebackers and I’m probably a better fit than both of those guys in the middle.“To get three of our better guys on the field – I think it makes the most sense.”In addition, Borland appears to have the skill set necessary to excel at the middle linebacker spot.The 5-foot-11, 242-pound player is stout enough to hold his ground against inside running plays, and he also has the quickness needed to shoot the gaps and make plays on the edges.With that in mind, Borland’s fellow linebackers are excited about the positive effect the move will have on their unit.“I think it’s a really good move,” senior linebacker Kevin Claxton said. “Chris is a very athletic, explosive guy who can go sideline to sideline. It’s a good thing for us to have him on the inside.”“In this defense having Chris in the middle keeps him in the box,” junior linebacker Mike Taylor added. “Chris is just great for fighting those linemen and using his quickness and strength to bully those guys. Having him always in the box where he can always make plays will be really helpful.”Offenses now won’t be able to run away from Borland’s side of the field in hopes of keeping him away from the action.In the middle, Borland can use his speed to track down plays on either side.But how does Borland’s unique pass rushing ability fit in? In his freshman season, Borland finished with five sacks and was constantly pressuring the quarterback with his trademark spin move off the edge.Opposing offensive tackles were simply no match for Borland’s quickness, and though he may be moving inside in UW’s base defense, don’t be surprised to see Borland lined up on the outside for that very role in specific third down packages.“We don’t know what we are going to do yet for our third down package but yeah, absolutely,” Borland said with a smile. “I think that will stay.”Borland says he expects to be back to 100 percent by June when the Badgers begin their summer workout program.He’ll continue to study his new position until camp resumes in the fall when he will presumably be able to return to full-contact action for the first time in months.So, how anxious is Borland to test out the middle linebacker spot and absorb that first collision?“Words really can’t describe,” he said.last_img read more

Amit Panghal: ‘Landed in more clean punches; Thought I’d won the Gold’

first_imgLast Updated: 24th September, 2019 02:56 IST Amit Panghal: ‘Landed In More Clean Punches; Thought I’d Won The Gold’ Amit Panghal felt that he had actually won the final showdown & clinched the World Boxing Championship gold, he revealed in an exclusive chat with Republic TV Amit Panghal felt that he had actually won the final showdown & clinched the World Boxing Championship gold as he had “landed in more clean punches in the right areas” but chose not to cry foul when his opponent was adjudged the winner as it would go against the “spirit of the game.”Amit Panghal in an exclusive chat with Republic TV”Yes, I had hit more clean punches. In the first round, it was seven clean hits while my opponent had five and in the second both of us had six each. So who was the winner? But anyway, its a part of life and its a part of sports. I did not lodge any protest nor my coach as we thought there might be some technical reasons that maybe we are unaware of. And it goes against the spirit of the game” Amit Panghal told Republic TV in an exclusive chat after his return from World Boxing Championship today.READ | Amit Panghal insists his former coach be considered for DronacharyaAmit said: “It is very tough to understand the scoring system. There should be some kind of clear cut transparency and objectivity. Unfortunately, it’s left to the subjective interpretation of the referees who sometimes can go wrong.” In fact, when Republic TV watched the final match along with Amit’s family from his village ‘Maina’ in Rohtak, his father Vijender & brother Ajay had alleged “foul play and cheating” by referee and bias of world wrestling body against India.READ | Amit Panghal wins World Silver in India’s best-ever campaign”Referees might go wrong. It’s part of the game”: Amit Panghal”Nothing like that. They are emotional. They love me too much. No cheating. No foul play. Referees might go wrong. It’s part of the game. Now, bygones are bygones. I am not thinking about it. I have to move on. I still feel proud of winning the silver medal. It feels nice to be the first Indian ever to achieve that,” Amit observed.READ | Amit Panghal and Manish Kaushik ensure medals for India at WBCAmit also promised that he will beat the same opponent when they play again in the Olympics. “Yes now, my focus is to first qualify for the Olympics and win a medal there. Not thinking of Olympic gold from now. No need to take additional pressure from now. It’s better to take one step at a time,” he added.READ | Amit Panghal sails into pre-quarters at World Boxing Championships COMMENT 11 months ago World Boxing Championship: Brijesh Yadav beats Polish opponent 11 months ago Amit Panghal and Manish Kaushik ensure medals for India at WBC Suman Ray SUBSCRIBE TO US WE RECOMMEND First Published: 24th September, 2019 02:56 ISTcenter_img FOLLOW US 11 months ago Amit Panghal insists his former coach be considered for Dronacharya LIVE TV 11 months ago Amit Panghal sails into pre-quarters at World Boxing Championships 11 months ago Amit Panghal wins World Silver in India’s best-ever campaign WATCH US LIVE Written Bylast_img read more

McIlroy says politics had nothing to do with Trump game

first_imgThe world number three says he was branded “a fascist and a bigot” for joining the American President for 18-holes and posing for a photo afterwards. McIlroy’s been speaking in Mexico and insists his decision had nothing to do with politicsThe world number 3 is back in action at the W-G-C Mexico Championship tomorrow – where he’s joined by Hideki Matsuyama and world number one Dustin Johnson for the opening two rounds.last_img