Arsenal decide against signing Dani Ceballos on a permanent deal after loan spell expires

first_imgCeballos is set to head back to Real Madrid (Picture: Getty Images)Arsenal are not interested in making Dani Ceballos’ loan move from Real Madrid permanent at the end of the season, according to reports.The 23-year-old’s injury-time winner in the 2-1 win over Sheffield United on Sunday sealed the Gunners’ place in the semi-finals of the FA Cup.Despite his recent run in the side under Mikel Arteta, injuries and a lack of consistency has resulted in Ceballos starting just 12 Premier League games this season.And according to The Sun, Arsenal have made up their mind not to tie down the Spaniard on a permanent deal when his one-year loan spell expires.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTThe report states that Madrid are expected to demand around £30 million for his services, but Mikel Arteta hasn’t seen enough from the midfielder to splash out that amount of money.Ceballos’ future looks increasingly uncertain as he is unlikely to walk straight back into Zinedine Zidane’s side. Comment Ceballos booked Arsenal’s place in the FA Cup semi-finals (Picture: Getty Images)The Spain international has been linked with a move back to his boyhood club Real Betis, but, when discussing his future with El Larguero last week, he refused to rule out a stay in the Premier League.‘The owner of my future next year is me,’ Ceballos said.‘Next year I want to play and I will hardly be able to do it at Real Madrid.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‘If I would return with Zidane? I have to make the decision. He told me this year that the best thing was for me to leave and get experience.‘Everyone makes their decisions and they must be respected, I have nothing to attribute to him because he has always been very clear with me.‘Betis? It is an option. I do not close the door to play in any club.‘I do not rule out continuing in the Premier [League].’MORE: Arsenal make offer for Levante midfielder Enis Bardhi but face competitionMORE: Arsenal need to ‘ship out half the team’, including ‘problematic’ David Luiz, says David BentleyFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Arsenal decide against signing Dani Ceballos on a permanent deal after loan spell expires Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 30 Jun 2020 10:27 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link867Shares Advertisementlast_img read more

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Wolf Administration Highlights Investments to Bolster STEM Education

first_img Education,  Innovation,  PAsmart,  Press Release,  Public Health,  Schools That Teach Harrisburg, Pa. – State Education Secretary Pedro A. Rivera hosted the Conrad Weiser High School (Berks County) Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) team at the Capitol today, emphasizing that the team’s patent-pending medical technology is a fitting example for Governor Tom Wolf’s PAsmart initiative, a new $30 million program to improve STEM and computer science education and other jobs training opportunities.“Increasing opportunities for young people to prepare for careers in the fast-growing STEM fields is one of my top priorities,” said Governor Wolf. “With my PAsmart initiative, we are investing in the amazing capacity of our children and creating a talented and skilled workforce that we need now and in the future.”As part of the school’s Science Research Institute, the five-member team developed patent-pending medical technology designed to treat wounds and heal tissue. They designed a wound measurement app to record and document patients’ wounds. The captured image is then transferred to a 3D-printer for generating a personalized bioactive glass-embedded bandage. The bioactive glass composition helps to prevent infection and promote healthy cell proliferation.Secretary Rivera added that through the governor’s PAsmart initiative, Pennsylvania is investing $30 million in workforce development, including $20 million for STEM and computer science learning. The initiative encourages employers to collaborate with schools to develop educational programs that prepare students for in-demand jobs.“Expanding access to computer science and STEM programs prepares our students to succeed in an ever-evolving workforce,” Rivera said. “By connecting business and industry leaders with educators in our classrooms, we ensure our students are learning the skills that are in demand by Pennsylvania employers, specifically STEM and computer science professions.”Pennsylvania is a leader in STEM education, with the third largest number of nationally-recognized STEM ecosystems and producing the fifth highest number of STEM graduates. Regarding computer science, the commonwealth recently became one of a fewer than a dozen states to endorse computer science education standards. In June, PDE hosted the Computer Science for All Summit to engage hundreds of the state’s educators and administrators in developing and implementing innovative approaches to teaching computer science.Throughout the summer, PDE leaders are visiting educational camps, libraries, and colleges to highlight the importance of STEM education as part of the #SummerOfSTEM tour.For more information about this grant or Pennsylvania’s education policies and programs please visit the Department of Education’s website at www.education.pa.gov or follow PDE on Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest.NOTE: Video, audio, and photos from this event will be available for download later today in an email from the Pennsylvania Internet News Service (PINS). To register for PINS emails contact, cms@pacast.com Wolf Administration Highlights Investments to Bolster STEM Education July 18, 2018center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

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Gold Coast block of units on Millionaires’ Row hits the market

first_img122 Hedges Ave, Mermaid Beach.Mr Henderson said the property sat in a prime location only metres from the beach, minutes from Pacific Fair, Broadbeach Mall with its abundance of shops, restaurants, cafes andthriving night-life, the light rail station, newly refurbished Star Casino and the Gold Coast Convention Centre. 122 Hedges Ave, Mermaid Beach.QUEENSLAND shop-fitting industry figure Scott Headland is selling a beachside block of four units on the Gold Coast’s Millionaires’ Row.Set on a 405 sqm corner property with 36m of frontage at 122 Hedges Ave, the two-storey building comprises two, two-bedroom units on the ground floor and two, three-bedroom units on the upper level. 122 Hedges Ave, Mermaid Beach.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa18 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days agoThe property first hit the market in November, 2016 when it was marketed with No. 120, which Mr Headland also owned.He sold No. 120 for $1.545 million in February, 2017.In his latest marketing push, Mr Headland is seeking offers of more than $2 million for No. 122.Agent Luke Henderson, of John Henderson Professionals Mermaid Beach, said the property offered “many financially rewarding opportunities” for potential buyers.“The units are now generating annual rental returns of just more than $72,000, which creates for an investor to buy and hold the property,’’ Mr Henderson said.“However, I can also easily imagine a buyer transforming the property with a dream home on the site.”last_img read more

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Swiss second pillar guarantee rate to stay at 1.75%

first_imgSome members had proposed a lowering to 1.5% based on the calculations on the minimum expected return the commission uses as the basis for its suggestions to the government.Six members instead voted in favour of raising the rate to 2%, a demand supported by Swiss unions which have demanded a higher minimum rate for years.Over the last few years, the Swiss government has followed these non-binding recommendations almost without exception.Part of the current reform package, “Altersvorsorge 2020”, negotiated by the authorities would include a change to the approach of setting the minimum interest rate.In future, the government wishes to set it at year end based on actual returns rather than basing the rate on estimates and agreeing it in advance. Almost two thirds of the members of the BVG commission have voted in favour of keeping the Swiss second pillar’s minimum interest rate at 1.75% for 2015.The decision comes after the commission last year voted to raise the rate – which is the level Swiss Pensionskassen have to guarantee under the BVG law governing the mandatory occupational pensions sector – from 1.5% to 1.75%. However, a year ago the yield of a Swiss 10-year government bond stood at the much higer rate of 1%, compared to 0.5% at the beginning of September 2014.Nevertheless, the commission said the “on the whole satisfactory situation on the financial markets” as reason for the decision to keep the rate at the current level.last_img read more

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PKA sees early fruits of new business push with 1,800-member deal

first_img“The more members PKA has, the more robust it is, and the greater chances it has to be able to give its current and future members concrete benefits in the form of a high return, low costs, and a competitive yield on pensions.”Damgaard Jensen said PKA was a pension fund for different professional groups and had a clear aim to provide pension products that matched their demands, regardless of whether they were public sector employees, private sector staff or self-employed.Tina Christensen, chairman of the Danish Chiropodists’ Association, said there were many reasons why PKA had been chosen.“It was very important for us that PKA can offer our self-employed and private-sector employed members a voluntary and flexible pensions package tailored to their needs,” she said.“At the same time, PKA understands employees in the healthcare sector, so our 1,800 members will get a pensions package that suits them for their whole lives,” Christensen said.Back in October, PKA launched a new drive to take on thousands of new members and win private-sector pension schemes from the hands of Denmark’s big commercial providers such as Danica and PFA. It said it had developed a pension product called PKA Private, which can be tailored to appeal to a wider range of customers.The following month PKA announced it had poached Søren Bang Palfelt from PFA to lead the new business push.Tomas Frydenberg, executive director in charge of membership matters, said the Danish Chiropodists’ Association deal was an early result of PKA’s new strategy to provide pension schemes to the entire healthcare sector.He said PKA would continue this strategy in years to come and bid for other groups within the healthcare sector. PKA, the DKK250bn (€33.6bn) labour-market pension provider, has won a contract from the Danish Chiropodists’ Association (Danske Fodterapeuter) to provide pensions for its 1,800 members.PKA, which currently has around 300,000 scheme members via the three social and healthcare pension funds it runs, said it won the tender process arranged by Deloitte to provide pensions for the association’s members, beating several other pension companies.It said this was the first step on the path towards its goal of attracting more members.Peter Damgaard Jensen, chief executive of PKA, said: “We have implemented a growth strategy at PKA, which we believe is necessary in an ever more competitive sector.last_img read more

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Alison Mau: Porn dependency should be treated as a health issue

first_imgStuff co.nz 16 April 2017Family First Comment: She loathes Family First, but on this issue she’s struggling to disagree   www.porninquiry.nzOPINION: Here’s an understatement: I don’t often agree with Bob McCoskrie of Family First. I know, shocker!I’m dead against his organisation’s support for parental corporal punishment and the recriminalisation of prostitution, its opposition to same sex marriage and LGBT adoption reform and the decriminalisation of abortion and voluntary euthanasia.Heck, Family First thinks my family doesn’t even qualify for the term.But my job doesn’t allow me to live in a self-confirming bubble – I talk to anyone and everyone. So this week I talked to Bob about Family First’s call for an investigation into the destructive health effects of pornography.A Family First petition has attracted more than 22,000 written signatures in the space of two months. That’s remarkable in this age of click-to- support online petition sites.Things were looking even brighter for Bob when he went to Wellington with his cardboard boxes mid-week and was greeted in support by MPs from all the major parties. As one news report pointed out, even “outspoken left-wing feminist parliamentarians” like the idea.Bob’s petition calls for an expert panel of health, science and psychology experts and counsellors to look at “the public health effects and societal harms of pornography to both children and adults, and to make policy recommendations to Parliament.It calls on the Government to see porn as a health issue, and that in itself is way overdue. For years, Kiwi doctors and therapists have seen a surge in young men seeking help for erectile dysfunction which appears to have no physical cause.A therapist told me her clientele had gone from a mix of issues, to almost exclusively young men unable to form normal intimate relationships because of their porn dependencies.On a sunny, breezy day in Auckland, she introduced me to *James, a 26 year old with a professional job, well-spoken, handsome, polite.We sat on a beachside bench looking at the sea while James told me his decade-long dependence to porn had meant he’d never had a girlfriend, but he really hoped one day he would. As a teenager he would watch it up to four times a day.Over the years he needed harder and harder-core images to get an erection. He got help when, by his mid 20s, he couldn’t get it up at all. The constant need for more intense stimulation had essentially destroyed the nerve pathways from his brain to his penis.The therapy that helped James was pretty simple; a two-month ban on both pornography and masturbation. James told me that thanks to “living like a monk” for months, he was just beginning to form normal friendships with women, rather than seeing them exclusively as “bodies” in the sexual frame the videos he watched had set for him.Yes it’s a health issue, and countries all over the world are now scrambling to deal with it.Israel jumped in boots first late last year, proposing to block all sites and require anyone wanting to watch the stuff to call, write to, or email their internet service provider.The UK’s Digital Economy Bill bans a list of violent and degrading acts from all pornography and will also force consumers to ask for access by signing up to an age verification programme. The move’s been slammed by free speech advocates. Others are furious the Bill does not cover non-adult websites like Twitter.Canada has the balance nearest to dead right. It’s Health Committee is looking at “the public health effects of… online violent and degrading sexually explicit material on children, women and men”.The idea’s sponsor (a Conservative MP called Arnold Viersen) is said to have deliberately chosen not to even use the word “pornography” in his motion as he wanted it focussed on the degrading and violent.This is a very good idea and we should pinch it immediately. Not every visual expression of adult sexuality is harmful. I know heaps of people who use porn singly and in couples to enhance their entirely respectful sex lives.Just this week ex-Auckland resident Zoe Marshall wrote a column for the Popsugar.com.au urging women to use it more often.Unlike Bob’s petition here in New Zealand, the Canadian motion also avoided asking for policy “remedies.”And as much as I like Bob’s idea, here’s where I start to feel uneasy. We should find out what’s what, define it as a health crisis then get to work educating. But Family First is strongly opposed to even the patchy sex education teaching we have in our schools right now. It warns parents against the Government’s new sexuality guidelines, it’s sponsorship of the diversity programme “Inside Out”, and any programmes run by Family Planning and Rainbow Youth.This is where his organisation’s policies threaten to shoot Bob’s great idea in the foot. How can you teach children about the dangers of porn without also teaching them about the kind of sexuality they relate to?READ MORE: http://www.stuff.co.nz/life-style/well-good/91584354/Alison-Mau-Porn-dependency-should-be-treated-as-a-health-issuelast_img read more

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‘Passion, love’ – Nadal’s tips after third decade on top despite injury

first_imgRafael Nadal said passion and positivity had helped him reach an unprecedented third decade ranked world number one, after defying the ravages of injury and the critics who said his all-action game was too tough on his body.Advertisement Despite a steady stream of foot, knee, back, arm, hand and wrist injury setbacks, the 33-year-old has returned time and again to become the only player to top the rankings in three different decades. Read Also: Australian Open: Federer blasts lack of communication on smog“It’s difficult for me to imagine because for my style of game, as a lot of people said, my career should be little bit shorter. But here we are. Happy for that.“Even for me is a big surprise to be where I am at my age.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted Content7 Facts About Black Holes That Will Blow Your MindEverything You Need To Know About Asteroid ArmageddonThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More7 Things That Actually Ruin Your Phone7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better6 Extreme Facts About HurricanesHere Are The Top 10 Tiniest Mobile Phones On The Planet!5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right NowThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s Hysterical9 Most Beautiful Women Of The XX CenturyBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Madecenter_img Loading… “I can’t say I have been lucky with injuries, because I have not,” the Spaniard said on Saturday, when asked about his longevity in the game.“But there is no secret, no? There is only about passion, about love for the game, and about being able to stay positive in the tough moments.”Nadal’s physical, uncompromising approach is often contrasted with his great rival Roger Federer, who appears more effortless on court and – after far fewer injuries – is still going strong at 38.But the fighting qualities that have taken Nadal to 19 Grand Slam titles on court have often been evident off it, as he was repeatedly able to recover from injury and return to the top.“It’s true that I went through some tough situations during all my career. But I was able to always, with probably the positive attitude and with the right people around – they were the key – I was able to find a way to keep going, no?” he said.last_img read more

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Munster sign Van den Heever

first_img Van den Heever, 24, has agreed a two-year contract with the Irish province and will join up with his new team-mates once he completes his Currie Cup duties with Western Province. Munster head coach Rob Penney said: “Gerhard is a young guy that is capable of playing in multiple positions and he has committed to Munster for two years so he has an opportunity to build in becoming a Munster man just like BJ Botha and CJ Stander before him. “He is a wing, centre and full-back with a lovely kick and is exceptionally fast so he should be a great addition to the squad. We are very happy to have him coming to us and I know they are disappointed to see him go from the Stormers.” Press Associationcenter_img Munster have confirmed the signing of South African winger Gerhard van den Heever from the Stormers.last_img read more

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What Is Antifa And Why Are They Trying To Divide Us?

first_imgUsually when a news story involving the extreme leftist organization antifa comes up during the morning show we don’t give it much attention. Most peole hadn’t even heard of what they are or what they aim to do – until now. President Trump has announced that the organization will be designated as domestic terror group. How did they turn an opportunity for unity into riots? I’ll try to explain here. ~ Bill Adamslast_img

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Babar Azam is one of the greatest finds of Pak: Akhtar

first_imgLahore: Former Pakistan seamer Shoaib Akhtar has heaped praise on star batsman Babar Azam, saying he is one of the greatest finds of Pakistan cricket.“When you will bowl to Babar Azam on such an easy batting wicket, then you will have to bear the consequences. Babar Azam is one of the greatest finds of Pakistan,” Akhtar said in a YouTube video as quoted by Cricket Pakistan.Azam is the T20I captain of Pakistan and is currently playing for Karachi Kings in the Pakistan Super League (PSL).The 25-year-old has scored 313 runs in nine matches at 52.16.Meanwhile, the Pakistan Super League (PSL) franchises have requested the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to move Lahore’s remaining matches of this year’s edition to Karachi.According to a www.cricketpakistan.com.pk report, some of the franchises feel that it does not matter if the games take place in Lahore or Karachi as they will be played in front of empty stadiums.The report says the franchises are also ready to bear traveling costs while moving to Lahore as most of the teams are currently based in Karachi.The PCB has already rescheduled the remaining matches of the Pakistan Super League due to the coronavirus outbreak.The meet has been cut by a day and the semi-final and finals will now be played on March 17 and 18 respectively. IANSAlso Read: Over-Reliance on Babar Azam Hurting Pakistan: Misbah-ul-HaqAlso Watch: East Siang District Administration in Arunachal Pradesh cautious over corona viruslast_img read more

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