Real Madrid refuse to give up on £100m Marcus Rashford transfer

first_imgReal Madrid refuse to give up on £100m Marcus Rashford transfer United want to tie Rashford down to a new long-term deal (Picture: Getty)Rashford could earn £250,000 a week in Spain, but it is believed the youngster’s current wish is to remain in Manchester.Despite the player’s wish, Real will not give up hope of signing Rashford as they look to add some serious firepower to their squad in the summer.Rashford’s current focus is on helping United push further up the league table as the Red Devils aim to pip Arsenal and Chelsea to the final Champions League spot.MORE: Manchester United staff ‘weren’t enjoying going into work’ under Jose Mourinho, says Wayne Rooney Comment Rashford is considered one of the best young strikers in Europe (Picture: Getty)Real Madrid are readying a £100million offer for Marcus Rashford in the summer, according to reports.Rashford is in talks with Manchester United over a new long-term contract, but is yet to sign on the dotted line.With four goals in his last five Premier League appearances, Rashford has found a new lease of life under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. Solskjaer on Man Utd’s last gasp 2-2 draw against BurnleyTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 3:27FullscreenSolskjaer on Man Utd’s last gasp 2-2 draw against Burnley is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.But that does not mean Rashford is keen to rush into penning a new deal, which has encouraged Real.ADVERTISEMENTThe Sun claim Real will not give up on luring Rashford to Spain and are putting together a massive offer.Rashford was open to a switch abroad in the final months of Jose Mourinho’s reign at Old Trafford and his team had held talks with Real. Advertisement (Picture: Getty)Though the 21-year-old is much happier playing under Solskjaer, it is unclear who will take permanent charge at United.AdvertisementAdvertisementSolskjaer could be handed the job, but Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino is still the favourite to take over.United are ready to triple Rashford’s wages and offer him a £200,000-a-week deal to stay at Old Trafford, however, Real are willing to outbid the Red Devils.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 Metro Sport ReporterThursday 31 Jan 2019 8:18 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.3kShares Advertisementlast_img read more

Football Friday Scores-Week #7 (10-4)

first_imgOn the radio, The Batesville Bulldogs remain unbeaten defeating The Greensburg Pirates 45-14.On the web, The East Central Trojans improved to 3-4 by outscoring The Connersville Spartans 49-23.Other WRBI area games.Franklin County  56     South Dearborn  20Lawrenceburg  34     Rushville  0Milan  26     South Decatur  6Indian Creek  61     North Decatur  27Indy Washington  65     Oldenburg Academy  7Columbus East  41     Madison  7Jennings County  49     Seymour  3Northeastern  44     Union County  10last_img read more

Ivy Tech part-time students succeeding: survey

first_imgINDIANAPOLIS – Ivy Tech ranks toward the top of community colleges nationwide for part-time student success.Ivy Tech’s fall enrollment numbers show 65 percent of students are considered part-time. The college says only five percent of its students statewide take a full course load of 15 credits in a term.Recent national data reveals the community college is in the top 17 percent for part-time, first-time students who complete or transfer in six years.It is also in the top 19 percent in the nation with the percentage of part-time students who complete in six years.The college says most part-time students are working fulltime jobs.last_img read more

Former Nashville leader named director of broadband opportunities in Indiana

first_imgIndianapolis, In. — Former Nashville town manager and economic development director, Scott Rudd has been introduced as the state’s new director of broadband opportunities.In Nashville, Rudd oversaw seven town commissions, three task forces, directed four departments and served as the town’s public information officer over the course of the last four years. He founded the Brown County Broadband Task Force to help steer the county’s broadband strategy and secured more than $20 million in private broadband investments to expand access to more than 7,500 homes and businesses in the area.“Scott has made significant strides in increasing broadband access to Brown County, which is a rural community that thrives on their tourism industry,” Crouch said. “His experience and dedication will help transform the broadband accessibility in our state, and I am eager for him to bring in his perspective and experience to help our rural communities.”Crouch said Rudd will be working closely with the Indiana State Department of Agriculture to work with farmers and farm businesses within the community on ways to make sure they are keeping up with the advancing technology that will keep the agriculture industry thriving.Rudd will also be working closely with the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs to collaborate with communities and identify the best ways to attract reliable, affordable, high-speed Internet to rural Indiana.As a part of the task set forth for the director of broadband opportunities, Rudd will be working with OCRA on their Broadband Readiness Plan in the Community Development Block Grant Planning Grants program.The planning grants will be awarded to five communities as a pilot program, and interested communities must complete a survey – open Friday, Aug. 17 through Tuesday, Sept. 4 –  to be considered for the planning grant. The communities will then form a plan that will work on the current broadband conditions, creating a long-term vision based on their needs and identifying solutions for achieving that vision. Visit the website for more information. “I look forward to seeing Scott take the progress he has made in Brown County, and transitioning that work to the entire state of Indiana,” Crouch said. “Broadband plays a vital role in our economic growth, and I am excited to see what he can do to help take our rural communities to the Next Level.”Crouch said that Scott understands the important impact broadband access has on the quality of life for Hoosiers who are able to access it. He understands that rural broadband can provide opportunities for employment, help others continue their education and offer more effective and timely communication.Rudd holds a Bachelor’s degree in Public Affairs from Indiana University and resides in Nashville, Ind., with his wife Erika and their son Carter.last_img read more

Stephanie Gaitley’s turnaround at Fordham is the latest of her coaching career

first_img Comments Driving home from one of his mother’s basketball games 23 years ago, 9-year-old Dutch Gaitley just wanted a McDonald’s Happy Meal.  Stephanie Gaitley snapped. Her St. Joseph’s women’s basketball team had lost by 12 to Tennessee, after blowing a 16 point lead. Her team’s premature halftime celebration was squandered by legendary head coach Pat Summitt and the Volunteers.“What on my face says ‘Happy?’” Gaitley remembered saying to her son.Gaitley’s youngest son at the time, 3-year old D.C. Gaitley, leaned his head over the backseat, and said “Mom, it’s a game. Get over it.” Her demeanor changed. Gaitley laughed with her kids in the car, not taking herself too seriously. So they headed to McDonald’s. It’s taken more than 30 years of coaching — which included her firing after a major scandal at St. Joseph’s school — for Gaitley to hone in her loose, free attitude. She became a head coach for the first time at age 25 and turned five different programs around. Fordham is the latest. On Saturday afternoon, Gaitley will lead her No. 14-seed Rams (25-8, 13-3 Atlantic 10) against No. 3-seed Syracuse (24-8, 11-5 Atlantic Coast) in the Carrier Dome. After six postseason appearances in eight seasons at Fordham, Gaitley’s already cemented her place in Fordham history, and it’s all started with her frame of mind. “People often say, ‘Why do your teams win? How do you go and turn around a program?’” Gaitley said. “The No. 1 thing was how you treat people. You come in, you make everybody feel good about themselves.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textCourtesy of Fordham AthleticsBut at Fordham, unlike her past programs, it was a daunting task. Three years before Gaitley arrived, the Rams went winless, 0-29. Monmouth, Gaitley’s previous school, made the WNIT in 2011 and was trending upward. Fordham looked like a rebuild, more difficult than anything before, and her colleagues at Monmouth thought she was crazy.After Gaitley’s first practice with the Rams, all she wanted to do was find the local bar. Fordham didn’t have the talent to compete in the A-10, and there were only a few pieces she could build around. “Holy, I’m in for a freakin’ long, long, long turnaround,” Gaitley thought to herself. She started to second-guess her decision. Before, losing wasn’t part of Gaitley’s identity. At Ocean City (New Jersey) High School, she was part of a 100-game winning streak in league play. At each of her four head coaching stops before Fordham, Gaitley finished with more wins her final full season than her first. At three of them, that was accompanied by a postseason tournament berth.But in 2001, winning became an afterthought for Gaitley. She was coaching at St. Joseph’s when a former player accused her husband and assistant coach Frank Gaitley of sexual harassment. The former player also accused Stephanie Gaitley of “retaliating against (the victim) for going to school officials with her accusations,” according to an Associated Press article. After Gaitley refused to resign, she was fired.“I didn’t want to get back into coaching,” Gaitley said. “When you’re in that moment, you don’t think you’re going to get out of it, because you’re in so much pain and you’re kind of shocked on people and everything.”Courtesy of Fordham AthleticsGaitley’s coaching mentor, Rick Bernhardt, a former high school coach in Pennsylvania, called her the next year and told Gaitley she needed to get back “on the horse.” Gaitley had worked in TV the previous year and loved it because she didn’t care who won. But she wasn’t sure about returning. It took John Suarez, Long Island University athletic director, to ask about a return to coaching before Gaitley accepted.Two teams and nine years later, she needed to teach the Rams to hate losing. She inherited a “broken group,” and they needed “hugs and love.” Gaitley knew that the quickest way to fix a program was to show her passion.“They don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care,” Gaitley said. She resurrected her coaching career at Long Island University, continued it at Monmouth and set a new bar at Fordham. Two years after taking over, the Rams were predicted to finish near the bottom of A-10 poll, and ended with the program’s first 20-win season since 1979 and a third round matchup in the Women’s National Invitational Tournament.She’s Fordham’s leader for career wins and second in the A-10. Gaitley became the face of Fordham’s program.One of her pregame traditions is a joke in the pregame huddle, and two Sundays ago, Fordham gathered before the A-10 championship game against top-seeded VCU. “Why did the toilet paper get stuck when it was rolling down the hill?” Gaitley asked. Everybody shook their heads, no clue what to answer.“Because it got stuck in the crack,” she said. Everyone burst out in laughter. A couple hours later, Fordham raised its third A-10 championship trophy under Gaitley. Her teams have learned to not take themselves too seriously, just like Gaitley. Published on March 23, 2019 at 1:10 am Contact Andrew: | @CraneAndrewcenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Ronaldo Tops Forbes List of Richest Athletes

first_imgReal Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo remained atop Forbes magazine’s list of 100 highest-paid athletes, with Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James moving up to second on a list heavy on NBA players.The 32-year-old Portugal forward is estimated to have earned a total of $93 million between his football salary of $58 million and $35 million in endorsement income.It’s the second straight year Ronaldo has topped the list, released Wednesday just days after he spearheaded a 4-1 victory over Juventus that made Real Madrid the first team to retain the UEFA Champions League title. James, with estimated earnings of $86.2 million, was one of 32 NBA players who made the top 100 — up from 18 last year.He took over second place from the Argentine footballer Lionel Messi, now third with $80 million.Swiss tennis great Roger Federer ($64 million) and Golden State Warriors guard Kevin Durant ($60.6 million) rounded out the top five — just as they did last year.The Forbes figures include salaries, prize money and bonuses earned between June 1, 2016, and June 1, 2017. Endorsement incomes are an estimate of sponsorships, appearance fees and licensing incomes for the same 12-month period based on conversations with industry insiders.Serena Williams, a 23-time Grand Slam winner, was the lone woman on the list with an estimated income of $27 million — $19 million of which came from endorsements — to place her 51st overall.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

CARICOM delegation to hold talks with US on Venezuela situation

first_imgPORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – A Caribbean Community (CARICOM) delegation will meet with the United States Secretary of State, Michael R. Pompeo on Wednesday for talks aimed at reaching a settlement on the ongoing economic and political situation in Venezuela, Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley has said.Rowley, who attended the 30th CARICOM Inter-sessional summit in St. Kitts-Nevis earlier this week, said the regional leaders had received communication from Washington acceding to their request for a meeting on the issue.Led by Dr. Timothy HarrisThe CARICOM diplomatic team is led by its chairman and St. Kitts-Nevis Prime Ministe Dr. Timothy Harris and includes the Barbados Prime Minister Mia Mottley, Rowley and the CARICOM Secretary general, Irwin La Rocque.CARICOM has maintained its position of non-interference in the internal affairs of the South American country where Opposition Leader Juan Guaido, who has declared himself interim president, is leading the effort to remove President Nicolas Maduro from office.While Guadio has the backing of the United States and several other Western countries, Maduro, who was sworn in January, is backed by Russia, China, Cuba and several others.Seeks mediating roleCARICOM has been seeking to play a mediating role in the conflict and said they were concerned that the escalation of the situation is increasing the hardship and suffering of the population exacerbated by the imposition of sanctions” mainly by Washington.Rowley reiterated the position of the regional leaders at their summit in Bassterre where they said “the people of Venezuela must be allowed to decide their own future in accordance with the principles of the United Nations Charter – non-intervention, non-interference, prohibition of the threat or use of force, respect for the rule of law, human rights and democracy.“As CARICOM has ceaselessly advocated, for this objective to be attained, there has to be a meaningful and internal dialogue between the contending parties,” the communique noted.Rowley said that CARICOM backs the Montevideo Mechanism that was outlined in Uruguay in response to the call by the United Nations Secretary General, Antonio Guterres, to find a pathway to a peaceful resolution through dialogue and from a position of respect for International Law and Human Rights.Last month, Harris said that the Mechanism presents “the only objective mechanism” to address the complex political situation in Venezuela and that it is the only initiative available for international actors “who want to see peace in Venezuela.last_img read more

Lars Kollind lands newly-created B2B role at Global Gaming

first_img Related Articles With the aim of spearheading the organisation’s future B2B offering and bolstering its growth objectives, Lars Kollind has been appointed to the newly created role of Head of B2B at Global Gaming. Kollind, who will be based at Global Gaming’s Malta Office in Sliema, previously enjoyed a successful career as Sales Director for B2B at Aspire Global and joins during a new and exciting chapter in Global Gaming’s history.Some of the company’s successful brands including Netticasino and Vikingslots operate on the Aspire Global platform, meaning that Kollind has already gained a thorough understanding of Global Gaming’s offering. Commenting on his new role, Kollind stated: “I could not think of a better time to join Global Gaming, as the organisation seeks to grow, it seems natural to add a new vertical in the B2B product.“Drawing from the success story that is, our goal is to keep on focussing on innovation and enhancing the user experience. As a consequence, our B2B product focus will be on differentiation in the form of experience customisation, leveraging my experience in the field, as we seek to attract high-profile partners and white label casinos.”His appointment closely follows a recent wave of key appointments in Global Gaming’s Product Team, including several ex- GiG talents.Global Gaming Chief Product Officer and MD Malta, Mark Wadsworth, added: “Lars joins us to take complete business ownership and development of our B2B offering. His experience and knowledge of the B2B marketplace is invaluable as we continue to put in place the foundations for continued growth of Global Gaming.” Share Submit Aspire Global appoints figurehead Kärrbrink as Pariplay Chairman March 4, 2020 Share Global Gaming granted licence review permit following Swedish appeal January 9, 2020 Spelinspektionen rejects Ninja Casino domain transfer February 12, 2020 StumbleUponlast_img read more