Arsenal technical director Edu basically confirms signing of his son Luigi Gaspar from Corinthians

first_imgThe Gunners chief will be joined in north London by his footballer son (Picture: Getty)Arsenal appear to have signed technical director Edu’s son, Luigi Gaspar, from Corinthians after the Brazilian sent the teenager a message on Instagram all but confirming the move.The 15-year-old has been part of the youth set up at Corinthians since he was eight years old, though does not have a contract with the Brazilian side and is free to join Arsenal for nothing.Corinthians will, however, be entitled to 1% of future transactions involving Luigi, as per FIFA’s rules regarding the transfer of young players. Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 31 Jul 2019 12:09 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link6.3kShares Edu will be delighted that his son is joining him at the Emirates (Picture: Getty)He is now expected to join up with Arsenal’s academy and becomes the second Brazilian to swap South America for North London this summer, with Edu having also snapped Gabriel Martinelli in a £6m deal from Ituano.Arsenal have had a busy summer transfer window, signing William Saliba and Dani Ceballos on loan, while they are expected to announce the £72m arrival of Nicolas Pepe imminently and also want a centre-back and left-back.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 Arsenal technical director Edu basically confirms signing of his son Luigi Gaspar from Corinthians Advertisementcenter_img Comment Luigi confirmed he was leaving Corinthians on social media (Picture: Instagram / @luigi.gaspar)Luigi posted a lengthy farewell message in Instagram, saying: ‘It was a pleasure to play for Corinthians, where I’ve won many titles.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘I’ve grown as person to be who I am today. My heart is black and white.’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 CityEdu replied to the message, writing in response: ‘Now it is time for a new challenge. I am waiting for you, I am sure you will be a hit here!’Luigi has built a good reputation at Corinthians in the youth teams and scored a vital, table-topping goal earlier this summer as the Under-15 side beat Santo Andre 2-0 back in June. Advertisementlast_img read more

David Luiz praises debutant Pablo Mari after performance in Arsenal’s FA Cup win

first_img Comment The Brazilian centre-back likes what he saw from the January recruit (Picture: Getty)David Luiz has praised ‘amazing’ Pablo Mari after the Spanish centre-back impressed on his Arsenal debut in the FA Cup against Portsmouth on Monday night.Mari, who moved to the Emirates in January from Brazilian club Flamengo, has been made to wait to get his chance in the Arsenal first-team, not making a matchday squad since he joined the Gunners.But he was picked to start against Portsmouth in the 2-0 FA Cup fifth round win, partnering Luiz in the heart of the defence, and the Brazilian has been impressed with his new teammate. Luiz and Mari lined up in the centre of defence while Sokratis was at right-back (Picture: Getty)Asked about the young Arsenal side’s clean sheet, and Mari’s debut, Luiz told BT Sport after the game: ‘It’s great, these kind of things we have to learn.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘I think we did great tonight, everybody was 100 per cent focused and we didn’t concede. I’m so happy for Pablo, he’s a great guy.‘A great player and he had an amazing game so we are here to help each other and we are here, 25 players, ready to play, ready to play for Arsenal and ready to give the best job.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‘When it’s like that it’s a pleasure to play football as I will say to the guys, especially to these young lads who are starting football.‘They are starting with a great opportunity at a big club and they are doing great, so it’s a pleasure to play with them.’ Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 3 Mar 2020 8:45 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link8.2kShares Advertisementcenter_img Goals from Sokratis and Eddie Nketiah either side of half-time secured Arsenal’s win (Getty)Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta also spoke about Mari’s debut, saying: ‘I think he looked comfortable.‘He is very vocal and very comfortable on the ball, always commanding the back four and he looked like he’s played here for months. I think we have a good player.’MORE: Mikel Arteta rates Pablo Mari’s debut for Arsenal against PortsmouthMORE: Sokratis was moaning about playing right-back in Arsenal win over Portsmouth, admits Mikel ArtetaFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page.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 City David Luiz praises debutant Pablo Mari after performance in Arsenal’s FA Cup win Advertisementlast_img read more

Naval Energies names new president

first_imgNaval Energies has appointed Laurent Schneider-Maunoury as a new president.Laurent Schneider-Maunoury, who will replace Thierry Kalanquin, is a graduate of Polytechnique and Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées.His mission is to accelerate the development and sustain the growth of Naval Energies, the company explained.Laurent Schneider-Maunoury said: “I am honoured and proud to join Naval Energies, this newly-created company, which already holds some impressive credentials. I admire its breakthrough technologies and its capacity to develop industrial projects in complex environments. I have every confidence in the talent of its teams and partners for successfully rising to the operational and commercial challenges that will allow Naval Energies to become a world industrial leader for marine renewable energy. Attentive to the needs of its customers, its employees and its shareholders, my priority will be to develop the group as energy transition is gaining momentum across the planet.”An engineer by training, Laurent Schneider-Maunoury has a solid experience of company management both in France and internationally.Laurent Schneider-Maunoury started his career within the PSA Group, then after being responsible for industrial development and special advisor to the Préfet of the Champagne-Ardenne Region, in 1996 he joined Safran where he held various senior positions.In 2016, Laurent Schneider-Maunoury was appointed general manager of Quantel, specialized in ophthalmological and industrial lasers, where he led the managerial and shareholder transition.Laurent Schneider-Maunoury is 51 years old and holds an MBA from the Collège des Ingénieurs.last_img read more

Vessel Fire Claims Six Casualties in Durban Port

first_imgSix people have lost their lives in an incident involving a vessel fire at the Port of Durban, according to the South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA).The authority confirmed the casualties, adding that the extent of the fire caused the vessel to list on its port side.SAMSA informed that the unit in question was the Mozambique-flagged fishing vessel Tropical 1.There were no details available regarding the possible causes of the incident, which occurred on February 14.The authority launched an investigation into the matter and proceeded to formally make contact with the Mozambican authorities.Image Courtesy: SAMSAlast_img read more

‘Let flower vendors sell on sidewalks during Undas’

first_img Executive Assistant Ernesto Pineda, who heads the task force, said flower vendors have been selling their wares across the city for several years, including areas at the public plaza, along the Burgos Street and in front of the city’s public cemetery. Earlier, the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) issued a memorandum for all public roads to be free from obstructions. Pineda said it will depend on the SP if they need to inquire with DILG in relation to the proposal. BACOLOD City – The Market Coordinating and Monitoring Task Force is asking the Sangguniang Panlungsod (SP) to pass a resolution allowing flower vendors to sell along public roads during the observance of All Souls’ Day and All Saints’ Day this year. Part of the request would require road closures along Burgos Street in front of the said cemetery./PNlast_img read more

La Liga: Barcelona launch own range of protective masks

first_img Loading… Read Also: Ighalo to pen massive deal at Shenhua after Man Utd exit “The masks are locally made in Mataró in Catalonia and use 100% ecological cotton and fulfil all health requirements and regulations,” the club said. “It is a hygiene mask for everyday use that is reusable and its protection against the transmission of Covid-19 is guaranteed to up to 40 washes with a recommended use of eight hours between washes.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Barcelona launched their own line of protective masks on Monday as the first of their official club shops reopened after more than two months of inactivity due to coronavirus. Barcelona’s club-branded protective masks are available in three different models Phase One of the Spanish government’s four-step de-escalation plan began in Barcelona on Monday and the Catalan club restarted business in their Passeig de Gracia store with the sale of the new product. “FC Barcelona launch the sale of their first line of protective masks which are available in three different models with exclusive designs from Monday via the Barça Store on Passeig de Gràcia in the city,” the club said on their official website. Barca said that the masks, which will cost €18 (£16) each, are available in three designs, with new models available in the coming weeks. They can be purchased online from Tuesday.Advertisementcenter_img Promoted Content6 Great Ancient Mysteries That Make China Worth VisitingWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks8 Most Beautiful Modern Chinese Actresses10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do6 Incredibly Strange Facts About Hurricanes10 Gorgeous Bollywood Divas Who Earn A Lot10 Stargazing Locations To ‘Connect With Nature’20 “The Big Bang Theory” Moments Only A Few Fans Knew AboutCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Betterlast_img read more

Glass half full for frustrated Villa boss Remi Garde

first_imgRemi Garde has revealed his frustration at his winless start at Aston Villa but insisted he remains optimistic despite their awful position. The French boss is yet to taste victory in his eight games with Villa bottom of the Barclays Premier League. They go to second bottom Sunderland on Saturday 11 points from safety and four points behind the Black Cats. Villa lost 2-0 at Norwich on Monday and have not won in the league since the opening day of the season – a club record run of 18 games – but Garde admitted he has to stay positive. He said: “I am still very frustrated not to have won a game in this country, for sure, b ut I am still looking at it with an optimist’s view. “If you look at the game we had the previous week against West Ham (a 1-1 draw) we were not far away from winning. I know that we are not far away for sure. “I am still thinking the victory will come soon and that will change the mood of the changing room and the players too. “I am very focused on what I have to do. I know it’s getting difficult but there are still 19 games to play and 57 points to win. There are still enough to reach the target. “Yes it is getting tougher but I am still optimistic.” Defeat at the Stadium of Light would end a miserable Christmas and New Year after Garde targeted ending their winless run. But Villa have won just two points from nine following games against Newcastle, West Ham and Norwich. Garde is after Chelsea’s Loic Remy on loan – although has been criticised by Blues boss Guus Hiddink for publicly confirming his interest – and remains hopeful of a result at Sunderland. He added: “We will go there to win. I want my team to have the best spirit they can have – everyone in this club, particularly me and the players – have to show the best we can do.” center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Cisse fitness setback leaves Newcastle short of striking options

first_img Press Association Sport understands the 30-year-old Senegal international will be out for four to five weeks after having a procedure to address the groin problem which has seen him miss the last five games. Head coach Steve McClaren revealed last week that Cisse had returned to training after a third opinion on the injury which suggested he may not require an operation, but warned that could prove not to be the case. Newcastle’s search for striking reinforcements has taken a new twist after it emerged that Papiss Cisse will be sidelined for a month after undergoing surgery. Cisse’s absence means summer signing Aleksandar Mitrovic, who scored his fourth goal for the club in Tuesday night’s 3-3 Barclays Premier league draw with Manchester United, remains the Magpies’ only fit specialist striker. They have been tracking a series of possible additions in that department in recent weeks, but with Chelsea’s Loic Remy and QPR’s Charlie Austin now looking unlikely potential signings and Wolfsburg front man Bas Dost facing a six-week lay-off with a broken bone in his foot, the field has dwindled somewhat. West Brom’s Saido Berahino is among a list of players whose situations are being monitored, but the Magpies are far from lone potential suitors. McClaren has been boosted this week by the addition of midfielders Jonjo Shelvey and Henri Saivet to his squad, although there is speculation that Cheick Tiote could leave as a result, with Shanghai Shenhua on his trail. But the goals Newcastle scored against Manchester United were their first in five games in all competitions and added strike-power is a major focus for the club’s recruitment wing. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Hancock County athletes win eight indoor track events

first_imgORONO — Hancock County athletes won eight events at Saturday’s Eastern Maine Indoor Track League meet at the University of Maine-Orono New Balance Field House.Team scores and local first-place finishers are listed below:Girls’ meet A Team scores: Brewer, first with 157 points; Old Town; second with 124; MDI, third with 73; Mattanawcook, fourth with 19; Bucksport, fifth with 12; and Foxcroft, sixth with nine.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder text55-meter dash: MDI’s Ashley Anderson in 7.67.400-meter dash: MDI’s Ashley Anderson in 1:02.64.4×200-meter relay: MDI’s Lily Turner, Allyson Bender, Adriana Novella and Ashley Anderson in 1:54.33.Shot put: Bucksport’s Mavis Taungatu’a with distance of 35-07.75.Boys’ meet A Team scores: Brewer, firth with 131 points; Foxcroft, second with 125; Old Town, third with 69; MDI, fourth with 64; Bucksport, fifth with 18; Sumner, sixth with nine; and Mattanawcook, seventh with three.800-meter run: MDI’s Josh Bloom in 2:13.50.Pole vault: Bucksport’s Johann Bradley with 12-06.Girls’ meet B Team scores: Orono, first with 121 points; Hampden, second with 110; Bangor, third with 86; John Bapst, fourth with 41; Hermon, fifth with 35; Ellsworth, sixth with 29; Central seventh with seven.One-mile run: Ellsworth’s Kiona Osterlin in 5:44.67.Boys’ meet B Team scores: Bangor, first with 106 points; Hampden, second with 101; Orono, third with 88; Hermon, fourth with 51; Central, fifth with 33; John Bapst, sixth with 23; Ellsworth, seventh with 13.Shot put: Ellsworth’s Tim Curts with 38-02.last_img read more

Cricket News Tendlya and Kamblya – This Friendship Day wish between two Indian cricket greats is a sight

first_imgNew Delhi: On the occasion of friendship day, former India legend Sachin Tendulkar posted a video with his childhood friend and cricketing partner, Vinod Kambli. The video shows both the former cricketers playing a video game and having a casual banter. The video has been retweeted for more that 12 thousand times and it has created a buzz on social media. Happy #FriendshipDay guys… always remember that there are ‘No boundaries’ in friendship! 😉@vinodkambli349 pic.twitter.com/qe6hT7Y7lx— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) August 4, 2019Earlier, India’s greatest ever batsman shared a childhood picture of him with Kambli, captioning ‘Kamblya, found this photo of ours from our school days. Memories came rushing back and thought of sharing this.Kamblya, found this photo of ours from our school days.Memories came rushing back and thought of sharing this. pic.twitter.com/pUkOablTAX— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) August 3, 2019Kambli who was quick to respond, tweeted, “This brought back memories, Master! You remember this one time when we were batting & a kite fell on the pitch. I took the kite & started flying it.You saw Achrekar Sir coming my way but didn’t tell me and we both know what happened next!”This brought back memories, Master!😀You remember this one time when we were batting & a kite fell on the pitch. I took the kite & started flying it.You saw Achrekar Sir coming my way but didn’t tell me and we both know what happened next! 😡 🥊 Aathavtay ka? https://t.co/42a0pvoQd3— VINOD KAMBLI (@vinodkambli349) August 3, 2019Tendulkar, who is rated as one of the greats the game of cricket has ever produced, made his debut at an early age of 16.  He played 463 ODIs, 200 Tests and a sole T20I, he scored 18, 426 and 15, 921 runs respectively. Kambli, on the other hand, played 104 ODIs for India and scored 2477 runs while he amassed 1084 runs in 17 Tests at an average of 54.2.Tendulkar-Kambli friendship dates back to 1988 when both the cricketers hogged the limelight while playing for Shardashram Vidya Mandir against St. Xavier’s in Harris Shield and sharing a mammoth partnership of 664-runs on February 24. Both Tendulakar and Kambli got training under coach Ramakant Achrekar and were schoolmates.The duo of Kambli and Tendulkar keeps giving something to the Indian fans to cheer by posting photos and exchanging tweets time to time.  For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more