Rabiot rejects pay cut

first_imgRelatedPosts Runarsson joins Arsenal on four-year deal Pirlo not out to copy anyone after Juventus’ comfortable opening win Ighalo: My best moment as ‘Red Devil’ Juventus midfielder, Adrien Rabiot, is refusing to take a cut on his wages over any potential move away.Rabiot is being linked with Manchester United, Arsenal and Tottenham. And TMW said Rabiot is unlikely to accept a wage cut this summer.Rabiot reportedly earns £120,000-per-week in Italy, but is considering his future after being sidelined in his first season in Italy.The midfielder only arrived last summer in a Bosman transfer from PSG.Tags: Adrien RabiotArsenalJuventusManchester UnitedTottenham Hotspurlast_img

Casualty claims Dundalk cash

first_img Beaten by the reopposing He’s Got Rhythm when attempting to complete a hat-trick at the start of the month, the five-year-old reversed the form with a hard-fought victory under Rory Cleary. A flood of money before the start saw Indian Landing sent off a warm favourite but he didn’t get the smoothest run and was forced to challenge three-wide as front-runner Cash Or Casualty kicked clear on the turn into the straight. The Damian English-trained Cash Or Casualty (4-1) claimed a fourth career success on the polytrack at Dundalk. Press Associationcenter_img The veteran performer Collingwood came from the pack to narrow the deficit to a neck in the dying strides, but Cleary’s mount held on in tenacious fashion. English said: “I was raging when it was called off on Friday as he was in great form and he is in again here next Wednesday. “He is so uncomplicated, he jumps and goes and we are not going to change the way we run him now. “I have six in training at the moment and I like them all, they are nice types.” last_img read more

Perkins takes leading role in Syracuse’s recruiting Class of 2015

first_img Related Stories Running back Perkins verbally commits to Syracuse, becomes 1st player in Class of 2015 On April 16, Tyrone Perkins assumed an unwritten responsibility.He became the first player to verbally commit to Syracuse for 2015, welcoming the task of getting others to follow.Since then, seven others have joined Perkins — a two-sport star at Friends (N.Y.) Academy — in the Orange’s Class of 2015, and the running back has already begun fostering camaraderie with his fellow commits.The close-knit community at Syracuse was a major factor in his college decision, and he’s working to continue that with his group.“I think it’s a good thing (to get to know the other commits),” Perkins said. “It’s nice that we all have some sort of bond right now.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“When we are at school together it will just get stronger.”Before committing to SU, Perkins rushed for 1,029 yards on 91 carries, along with 24 touchdowns during his junior season, according to his highlight tape on Hudl.com.“He’s an absolute monster,” Friends Academy quarterback Corey Goldglit said. “There’s nobody on any level with him in any division that we play.”Once Perkins committed, he set the foundation for a Syracuse recruiting class that has now grown to eight commits, including him.Last summer was critical for SU in its quest to build a stronger offense through recruiting, and it hauled in 12 total recruits before Sept. 9. The summer verbal commits for the Class of 2014 included wide receivers K.J. Williams and Corey Cooper, as well as quarterback A.J. Long.Since Perkins was the first player to commit to the next class and did so prior to the summer, he realizes the responsibility to jumpstart another strong recruiting summer.“I guess you could say it was a goal (to set the foundation for a strong class),” Perkins said. “In order for (the program) to be the best, we need to get the best players.”Joining Perkins as verbal pledges thus far have been running back Jordan Fredericks, cornerbacks Gerald Robinson and Davante Davis, offensive linemen Cody Conway, Sam Clausman and Colin Byrne, along with defensive end Dana Levine.Perkins didn’t directly talk to any of the other commits before they pledged, but now that he knows seven of his future teammates he’s beginning to build relationships with them.And as verbal commitments continue to roll in Perkins will work to create the Syracuse he envisioned when he pledged in April.“Syracuse hit some important chords for him,” Friends Academy head coach Ron Baskind said. “They really played the family aspect, which is important for him.”But before he arrives on campus next fall, Perkins is preparing for one more season at Friends Academy.He’s been working with a personal trainer this summer. He said he sees his trainer every day for workouts that feature agility drills, deadlifts and squats.Goldglit said Perkins is always inviting teammates to work out with him and his trainer at his house, always striving to make the team better.“He really lifts everybody up, so with every success, he builds momentum for us,” Baskind said. “He infuses that into the rest of the guys, so they’re up for playing bigger than they are.”And while Perkins leads his high school teams on the gridiron and hardwood, he’ll continue to foster relationships with his fellow verbal commits.When Perkins pledged to Syracuse, he was on his own.Now he and seven others will look to grow the Orange’s class. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Published on May 27, 2014 at 6:15 pm Contact Matt: mcschnei@syr.edu | @matt_schneidmanlast_img read more

Residence hall washers and dryers reportedly offline

first_imgStudents living in some USC Housing buildings were informed that some washers and dryers were offline and not functioning Thursday morning.An initial email from the Century Customer Service Center said all University washers and dryers were offline. Later that day, however, the Parkside Arts and Humanities CSC advised students to use the laundry room in the Parkside International Residential College. The Century CSC email said the machines’ owner and operator Wash Laundry Systems was having internal server issues. Although the machines are functional, they are unable to take card payments. USC Housing told its residents that it is working to solve the problem. USC Housing did not immediately respond to requests for comment.“This problem has been reported to USC Housing Maintenance and we will have to wait until someone comes to take a look at the problem and fixes it,” the email read. Jillian Pih, a freshman living at Parkside, said she was frustrated with the system shutdown.“It’s a huge inconvenience as I have to walk to another residential college to do something as simple as my laundry,” Pih said. It is unknown at this time when the washers and dryers will be restored.last_img read more

Students ineligible for federal financial aid will not receive emergency aid

first_imgUSC students who do not qualify for federal loan or grant funding will be barred from accessing federal emergency funds as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act’s Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund meant to aid students who are facing hardship as a result of the pandemic, according to a new set of guidelines released by U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos.  According to the website, USC is currently reviewing Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund applications as quickly as possible to process students’ applications and allocate funding. Students are encouraged to check the Financial Aid Summary and Tasks page in their account for additional document requests. Students will receive an email when their application is processed. If funding is approved, grants will be disbursed to students’ accounts through eRefund on USCe.pay. For those who apply to the USC Student Basic Needs Emergency Relief Fund, the maximum award is $750. Students can receive the grant once per semester. Students can apply via email to set up a Zoom meeting to discuss qualifications and will receive a notification of their approval within two weeks. Funds will be disbursed to students’ accounts.  Only Title IV eligible students, as indicated by the Higher Education Act of 1965, may receive emergency financial aid grants, according to the new federal guidelines. Students who have filed or can file a FAFSA qualify for the grant. Students who are eligible for funding through the University’s Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund grant are encouraged to apply to it as a primary resource, using the USC Student Basic Needs Emergency Relief Fund and other services when all other funds are exhausted.  “The total funds available are limited,” the FAQ page read. “The university’s priority is to help as many students as possible, especially those in greatest need, get through this academic year.”  School allocations from the CARES Act were determined by a set formula that took into heavy consideration the number of full-time students who are Pell Grant-eligible. The calculation also took into account the size of the student body, including those who were not enrolled full-time before the pandemic. Aside from the new guidelines, the CARES Act does not stipulate how much money should be set aside per student, although it requires 50% of the money allocated to each university to go toward emergency student aid related to campus disruption, according to DeVos’ letter to university presidents earlier this month. The letter also proposed using the maximum federal Pell Grant funding, approximately $6,000, as the maximum funding each student may receive. USC is encouraging eligible students to apply and provide documentation by May 1 due to limited funding available from the CARES Act. The maximum award is $3,000 and will not affect students’ financial aid package.  “USC is grateful for the funds we received from the CARES Act,” the University said in a statement to the Daily Trojan. “We desperately need these emergency funds and will drive 100% of them toward supporting our students who are experiencing financial hardships. Our goal is to assist as many students and families as possible in meeting their financial demands during this disruptive time.” “The CARES Act provides institutions with significant discretion on how to award this emergency assistance to students,” the letter stated. “This means that each institution may develop its own system and process for determining how to allocate these funds, which may include distributing the funds to all students or only to students who demonstrate significant need.” “This fund is available for students experiencing financial difficulties that jeopardize their success or continued enrollment at USC, and who have exhausted all other resources,” USC’s frequently asked questions page regarding the CARES Act read. “Examples may include, but are not limited to, dental/medical costs, housing costs and unexpected loss of employment.” USC administrators instead are redirecting students who do not qualify for funding to the USC Student Basic Needs Emergency Relief Fund for which all currently enrolled part-time and full-time undergraduate and graduate students are eligible.  The CARES Act will be directed toward providing emergency grants for housing, food, course materials, health care and child care for students who have been affected by the pandemic. Funding will be coordinated by the Financial Aid Office, in cooperation with Student Affairs and Campus Support and Intervention, once USC receives funding from the Department of Education.  “The criteria to participate in programs under Section 484 of the HEA include but are not limited to the following: U.S. citizenship or eligible noncitizen; a valid Social Security number; registration with Selective Service (if the student is male); and a high school diploma, GED, or completion of high school in an approved homeschool setting,” the new guidelines stated. The University has been given $19.3 million of the $6.3 billion allocated to colleges and universities by the stimulus package approved by President Donald Trump last month. Of the $9.6 million of its funds mandated for students, none will be able to go toward students who have had prior drug convictions, did not meet satisfactory academic progress or are considered international, online, part-time or undocumented.  Departments and schools have also established their own emergency aid for students, such as the Marshall Student Emergency Aid Fund and the Graduate Student Government Emergency Fund Program. These funds will be distributed in consideration of students’ existing financial aid, although the University said it will work to preserve preexisting sources of financial aid. Students who receive departmental or school funding are still eligible for the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund though they will not receive funding for the same expenses more than once.last_img read more

How sweet it is: No. 6 Wisconsin volleyball team advances to third-straight Sweet 16

first_imgOn the second night of back-to-back matches to open up the NCAA Tournament, No. 6 Wisconsin (26-6) blew by Iowa State (19-11) in what should be their last “easy” match of the post season.After a hard fought Round One win over Oregon, the Badgers returned to the Field House Friday night and swept the visiting Cyclones to continue their 14-match winning streak.The Badgers used a balanced attack that caused problems for the Iowa State defense and saw five different players tally seven or more kills. Freshman Tionna Williams led the team with nine kills, with only one attack error, and outside hitters Kelli Bates and Romana Kriskova had eight kills a piece.Williams noted that the electric atmosphere inside the Field House propelled her to play harder throughout the match.“The last two matches have been insane,” Williams said. “The intensity in the gym and coming from our crowd and the team itself has been crazy. Just being able to play for this school in this kind of environment is a blessing every time we step out into the court. We make the most of it every single time.”Wisconsin also had a solid night defensively as five different players recorded blocks and senior Taylor Morey led both teams with 17 digs.Morey, Wisconsin’s lone senior, spoke about the emotion she had in playing her last home match.“Honestly our crowd is amazing,” Morey said. “The last two nights it has been roaring in there. It’s almost like when we come out into the NCAA tournament it’s a new time. It’s postseason, we amp up our energy and our crowd came with us. It’s awesome to be on a team where we step on the court and our crowd is 100 percent behind us.”After finishing the weekend winning six of seven sets, Wisconsin advanced to the Sweet 16 for the third consecutive season.Head coach Kelly Sheffield was able to reflect on how this team compares to his other Badger squads heading into the second weekend of the tournament.“I think all three teams when we’ve gotten to post season have been playing their best volleyball this [time of the] season,” Sheffield said. “I think that’s something they’ve all got in coming. They’ve all taken their own separate paths to get to this point, but I think that we got a team that emblazoned themselves, that’s approaching practices the right way … I think it’s going to take an effort, somebody playing well to beat us and that’s where you want to be. ”Wisconsin must now leave the friendly confines of the Field House and travel to Austin, Texas, for its Sweet 16 matchup against No. 11 Florida.last_img read more

Saints hopeful of making Munster Junior Cup quarters

first_imgThe Tipp Town club’s quest to win the trophy for a ninth time continues with a 5th Round tie in Waterford against Hibernians.Saints player/manager James Walsh is optimistic about his side’s prospects but knows that securing a place in the quarter-finals won’t be easy.Nenagh AFC are also hoping to make the last eight. In order to do so they’ll have to get the better of Killarney Celtic.Both matches involving the Tipperary teams start at 2.last_img

FIFA gives Nigeria September 8 final warning

first_imgThe Federation of International Football Associations (FIFA) has given Chris Giwa and its factional NFF board until Monday, September 8 to vacate the Glass House, failure to do so will earn Nigeria an outright suspension.Stating this in a signed letter by its Secretary-General, Jerome Valcke, the FIFA Emergency Committee “decided that should there still be persons claiming to be elected and occupying the offices on Monday, 8 September, 2014 at 8am Swiss time, the NFF will automatically be suspended with immediate effect until the said persons vacate the premises of the NFF and the General Secretary is able to come back and carry out his work without interference”.In the letter, addressed to NFF scribe, Musa Amadu, the FIFA Emergency Committee also postponed today’s scheduled Elective Congress of the NFF and extended the tenure of the Aminu Maigari’s Executive Committee board till fresh elections are held.“The NFF Executive Committee as it was composed on 25 August, 2014, meaning under the Presidency of Mr. Aminu Maigari, should then convene a first extraordinary general assembly as soon as possible to elect the members of the electoral committee and a second extraordinary general assembly in order to proceed with the elections of the new NFF office-bearers”.The FIFA Emergency Committee, while warning Nigeria on the dire consequences of a suspension, said that “we would like to remind you that a suspension means no team from Nigeria of any sort (including clubs) can have any international sporting contact (art. 14, par. 3 of the FIFA Statutes). During the period of suspension, the NFF may therefore not be represented in any regional, continental or international competitions or in friendly matches.“The suspension also means that neither the NFF nor any of its members or officials can benefit from any development programmes, courses or training from FIFA or CAF during the time of suspension”, wrote Valcke. The FIFA ultimatum threatens Nigeria’s African Cup of Nations qualifying match next Wednesday, against South Africa in Cape Town.Nigeria, the defending champions, are cleared to play their home opener against Republic of Congo on Saturday.– See more at: http://www.vanguardngr.com/2014/09/fifa-gives-nigeria-september-8-final-warning/#sthash.Krg8U1qS.dpuflast_img read more

Falcons’ Devonta Freeman ‘got stronger’ from brutal 2018 season

first_imgDevonta Freeman said his season on the sidelines only made him stronger.The Falcons running back was at training camp Monday, where he described how not being able to play last year took a toll on him. NFL free agency news: Falcons, DE Allen Bailey agree to 2-year deal Tyreek Hill update: Kansas DA refused NFL’s request for information in child abuse allegations “I got stronger from that,” Freeman said. “I got closer to God. I learned how to be patient more. I (learned) better people skills. All around the stuff that I couldn’t do, I took advantage of the stuff I could do. I have a greater appreciation for life.” Freeman now is trying to get back to his form from the 2015 and 2016 seasons, each which saw him log more than 1,000 yards.With Tevin Coleman now with the 49ers, he’s expected to be the primary back again and will have Ito Smith back him up. Brian Hill and Qadree Ollison will round out the running back corps. “It was depressing,” Freeman said, via the team’s website. “It was a down time for me. Because I couldn’t do what I loved to do. I was battling sometimes and some moments where I didn’t want to be bothered.”Freeman suffered a groin injury in Week 1’s game against the Eagles. He was able to return in Week 5, but after two games he was put on injured reserve. His nonexistent 2018 season was a tough blow, especially after he dealt with a knee injury and missed two games in 2017. Related News “I think during his injury, what can happen sometimes, is the joy can get taken,” Falcons coach Dan Quinn said. “The injury is not only physical, its mental. So where does the hunger to go, to push, to come back? It’s a lot like some fire to fuel you, but it’s not an easy process. The work that he put in, the closer he got back to playing again, the joy of that came back a little bit again. On to the field, the energy that he brings is pretty contagious. Having him back out was a big deal.”He said to help cope through his recovery, Freeman reached out to athletes in the NBA and MLB to get advice on their routines. NFL rumors: Bengals lock up Tyler Boyd with $43M extensionlast_img read more

Hamma Hamma Road and Recreation Area Reopens

first_imgFacebook2Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Public Affairs Forest ServiceForest Road 25, the Hamma Hamma Road as well as trails accessed by the Hamma Hamma Road, are once again open to the public. After having received more than 7 inches of rain in the area, the Maple Fire, which closed the road, is deemed contained. The historic Hamma Hamma cabin is also available for rent by going to recreation.gov.Campgrounds in the area, however, are now closed for the season.Due to post-fire hazards like falling trees and rolling rocks, the area south of the Hamma Hamma River remains closed at this time, including Forest Roads 2401, 2480 and 2421 and associated trails. The attached map shows the current closed area related to the Maple Fire.The Maple Fire burned approximately 3,500 acres.  The cause of the fire is still under investigation although it is known to be human-caused.The Olympic National Forest wants to remind all visitors to forest the during the fall and winter months to be prepared for inclement weather and drive responsibly.For further updates about the Maple Fire as well as other updates and news about the Forest, please go to the Olympic National Forest Facebook page and the Olympic National Forest official web page.last_img read more