Arsenal will qualify for next season’s Champions League with a victory over Chelsea (Picture: Getty)Emery has admitted that he would have preferred the Europa League final being played closer to home.‘I don’t know exactly [the reasons behind] the decision to play in one place or another place’ the Spaniard added.More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira moves‘The problem is for the supporters. I prefer to play closer to England, because we are two English teams and can move a lot of supporters to be with us.‘There are going to be 6,000 of our fans and 6,000 Chelsea fans. But the stadium has a capacity of 70,000.‘I think it’s going to be full, but [maybe not] with our fans and Chelsea’s fans.’MORE: Tanguy Ndombele has offers from three of the ‘biggest clubs in Europe’, reveals Lyon president Arsenal set up friendly match in preparation for Europa League final against Chelsea Arsenal face Chelsea in the Europa League final at the end of the month (Picture: Getty)Arsenal have organised a behind-closed-doors friendly match with Austrian side LASK Linz as they look to step up their preparation for the Europa League final.A comprehensive 7-3 aggregate win over Valencia secured Arsenal a place in the final and Unai Emery’s men face Chelsea in Baku, Azerbaijan for their last chance of silverware this season.The Gunners would qualify for next year’s Champions League with victory on May 29 and Emery’s transfer budget this summer is likely to be heavily dependent on the result.According to The Daily Mail, Arsenal have arranged for LASK Linz’s squad and coaching staff to be flown in this week ahead of a friendly at the club’s London Colney training base.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTMore: 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 are in the middle of a long break between their last Premier League fixture, a 3-1 win away to Burnley, and the Europa League final and Emery will be hoping the game helps bring his players closer to match fitness before they depart for Azerbaijan.Linz are second in the Austrian Football Bundesliga, 12 points behind leaders Red Bull Salzburg. Metro Sport ReporterMonday 20 May 2019 1:24 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.2kShares Comment Advertisement Emery’s side have organised a friendly match for Thursday (Picture: Getty)On Arsenal’s preparations for their all-important clash with Chelsea, Emery said: ‘We prepare like when it’s an international break.‘We will have two days off and for the first week we will not be thinking about the final.‘We will train three days in London and then next weekend we will have it off and then we will start on Tuesday in London with three days training preparing with all of our focus on the final.‘We will go to Baku three or four days before the final, Saturday I think, and prepare for the match over the last three training sessions. Advertisement
Thomas Meunier is wanted by Arsenal and Manchester United (Getty Images)Thomas Meunier has dealt a blow to Arsenal and Manchester United by revealing that he wants to stay at Paris Saint-Germain.The 27-year-old has been heavily linked to both Arsenal and United in recent weeks, with Unai Emery particularly keen on signing the Belgian for the Gunners.Meunier has just one year left on his contract with PSG, which means he could leave the club on a free transfer next year.But the right-back now wants to extend his stay in the French capital.ADVERTISEMENT by Metro Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Metro Sport ReporterMonday 3 Jun 2019 5:21 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link About Connatix V67539 Read More Manchester United captain Harry Maguire Comment Thomas Meunier snubs Arsenal and Manchester United by declaring he wants to stay at Paris Saint-Germain SPONSORED Meunier says he wants to stay at PSG (Getty Images)‘I want to stay,’ he told VTM Nieuws.‘We have been talking about a contract extension for a while, but there’s no offer on the table anymore.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘I’m ready to stay in Paris. Everybody knows.’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 CityReports had claimed that PSG are open to selling Meunier for €25 million (£22m).The Belgium international made 31 appearances for the French champions last season.More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errors Rio Ferdinand tells Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop struggling Read More Advertisement Full Screen Read More Video Settings 1 min. story / Read More Skip Ad Top articles PLAY Coming Next Read More Skip 1/1 Advertisement
Advertisement Comment Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 24 Jun 2020 10:09 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link3.8kShares Saka has established himself as a first team player (Picture: Getty)However, after giving a positive update on Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s future a fortnight ago, Arteta now says progress is being made with Saka’s representatives. AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘I am very positive that everything is going to be done with Bukayo very shortly,’ said Arteta.‘The communications between the club, agents & the family has been going on for months & is very fluent.’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 CityLike Saka, Aubameyang is out of contract in 2021 and talks are underway with his representatives.Arsenal had put a £50m price tag on the Gabon international before the pandemic hit but they’d be looking at a figure closer to £30m if they choose to sell him this summer. MORE: Graeme Souness criticises Anthony Martial after first Manchester United hat-trick Mikel Arteta confident Bukayo Saka will sign new Arsenal deal Bukayo Saka is out of contract in 12 months time (Picture: Getty)Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta says he’s ‘very positive’ that Bukayo Saka will sign a new deal at the club.The 18-year-old is out of contract in a year’s time and negotiations over a new deal have been ongoing throughout 2020 without resolution. Saka has broken into the first team this term and Arsenal are willing to raise his wages to recognise his status as an established part of Arteta’s first team.Saka’s entourage are pushing for a bigger deal and cited the £100,000-a-week deal that Chelsea handed to Callum Hudson-Odoi as proof of what the winger could earn elsewhere. Advertisement
Nketiah’s attitude has impressedAsked about the performance of his young players, Arteta replied: ‘They are evolving and they are really willing and they have a lot of personality to play.‘You can see the way they played today and Eddie as well, the way he came on and how he fights with everybody, he doesn’t care, so I really like that.’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 await the outcomes of Manchester City’s clash with Newcastle and Chelsea’s tie with Leicester to see who will reach the last four.After two defeats in their opening two matches after Project Restart, Arsenal are undefeated now in their last two following a 2-0 win against Southampton on the weekend.Arteta admits his side needed the win at any costs and says he was pleased with the manner of the victory. ‘We needed that,’ said Arteta.‘We played four away games after the coronavirus [pandemic], which is not an easy thing to do in the Premier League, and hopefully we can get some momentum going now.‘We still have a massive gap to fill in, we have to improve in many departments a lot, we have to respect the process.‘It’s been really difficult stop-start-stop-start, but we will get it right, I’m convinced of that. We need a bit of time, that’s all.’MORE: Manchester United should sign Manchester City’s Leroy Sane, reckons Dwight Yorke Comment Advertisement Mikel Arteta was pleased with the manner of his side’s victory (Picture: Getty)Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta was full of praise for youngster Eddie Nketiah after the Gunners booked their place in the FA Cup semi-finals with a 2-1 win against Sheffield United. Nicolas Pepe’s first half penalty gave Arsenal the lead but David McGoldrick’s late strike looked set to take the tie to extra-time.However, the Blades left themselves vulnerable after the restart and Dani Ceballos scored in injury time to put Arsenal into the last four alongside Manchester United. Nketiah was a second half substitute in the win, with Arteta bringing on the 21-year-old in the 68th minute to replace Alexandre Lacazette.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTArteta has favoured the youngster over the Frenchman since his appointment in December and the Spaniard’s praise for Nketiah’s work-rate and industry after the win at Bramall Lane is an indication of why. Mikel Arteta singles out Eddie Nketiah for praise afer Arsenal book FA Cup semi-final spot Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterSunday 28 Jun 2020 4:07 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link652Shares
January 03, 2018 Economy, Jobs That Pay, Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced that Assurant (NYSE:AIZ), a provider of protection products, insurance services and customer support, will expand its two facilities in Manchester Township, York County, creating 307 new jobs.“Assurant’s expansion is another example of a company with long-term presence in Pennsylvania choosing to invest in its growth here for years to come,” Governor Wolf said. “The jobs created with this project will be great news for York County workers, and the company’s continued growth will bring a significant boost to the local economy.”Assurant plans to expand its two York County facilities to support the growth of its mobile phone repair business. The project includes investment in computer equipment, workstations, furniture, and fixtures. Assurant plans to invest approximately $4 million into the project, which will create 307 new jobs and retain 1,342 more over the next three years.Assurant received a funding proposal from the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) for a $250,000 Pennsylvania First grant, $614,000 in Job Creation Tax Credits to be distributed upon creation of the new jobs, and $138,150 in WEDnetPA funding for employee training.The project was coordinated by the Governor’s Action Team, an experienced group of economic development professionals who report directly to the governor and work with businesses that are considering locating or expanding in Pennsylvania.Assurant is a global leader in risk management solutions, helping protect where people live and the goods they buy. Millions of consumers count on Assurant’s innovative products, services and support for major purchases like homes, cars, appliances, mobile devices and funerals. Assurant partners with leading companies that make, sell or finance those purchases to take great care of their customers and help their business grow.For more information about the Governor’s Action Team or DCED, visit dced.pa.gov, and be sure to stay up-to-date with all of our agency news on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Governor Wolf Announces Creation of 307 Pennsylvania Jobs Through Expansion of Assurant
Healthcare, Human Services, National Issues, Press Release, Public Health Harrisburg, PA – After recent moves by the federal government to steer more Americans to substandard health insurance plans without protections for pre-existing conditions, Governor Tom Wolf today announced that he will continue to fight to ensure that individuals with pre-existing conditions have access to affordable, quality health care.The Wolf Administration will not request a waiver to allow health care plans that do not offer consumer protections, including for pre-existing conditions, to receive subsidies meant for comprehensive coverage on the marketplace. The Wolf Administration will continue to encourage Pennsylvanians to buy comprehensive coverage on Pennsylvania’s exchange marketplace, where there are more choices and lower prices this year, and will not promote plans that do not cover pre-existing conditions.“I will always stand up to protect and expand quality and affordable health care coverage for all Pennsylvanians, including those with pre-existing conditions,” Governor Tom Wolf said. “This most recent action by the federal government is just another attempt to roll back vital consumer protections on pre-existing conditions, lifetime caps, and essential health benefits. Coverage for pre-existing conditions like cancer, pregnancy, and multiple sclerosis is an essential protection for millions of Pennsylvanians and my administration will stand in the way of any attempt to roll back those protections.”Under the ACA, the federal waivers allow states flexibility to improve their health insurance marketplaces. The federal government’s newly released proposed guidelines, if adopted, would support the proliferation of plans that lack critical elements of meaningful health insurance, such as comprehensive benefits. The proposed guidelines loosen standards by which states can secure such a waiver, which Insurance Commissioner Jessica Altman said would put the stability of the insurance market at risk.“The Wolf Administration has taken numerous steps to ensure that Pennsylvanians have access to comprehensive coverage under the ACA and consumer protection and education remains our top priority. As a result of these efforts, our uninsured rate is at an all-time low and ACA insurance carriers are offering competitively priced plans and more coverage options for the 2019 open enrollment,” Altman said. “The Wolf Administration will never pursue a waiver or take any other step that would jeopardize protections for individuals with pre-existing conditions or otherwise undermine Pennsylvanians’ access to truly comprehensive health insurance coverage with critical consumer protections.” October 24, 2018 SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Governor Wolf: Pennsylvania Will Not Promote Plans That Don’t Cover Pre-existing Conditions
SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Governor Wolf: Pennsylvanians Urged to Limit Travel, Prepare for Complex, Fast-moving Winter Storm Press Release, Weather Safety Harrisburg, PA – With a fast-moving, complex winter storm expected to bring snow, sleet and freezing rain across the state tomorrow, Governor Tom Wolf urged Pennsylvanians to limit travel and pay attention to what may be rapidly changing weather conditions.“This storm could bring with it a travel mess and so I encourage everyone who can stay off the roads to do so tomorrow,” Gov. Wolf said. “Be sure to check your local weather and road conditions and heed the advice of local emergency responders and personnel, and, as always, check on your neighbors, especially the elderly.”Snow is forecasted to arrive Wednesday morning moving northeast across the state and transitioning to an icy mix of snow and sleet, turning to rain in the afternoon. Most of the state could see from 2 to 8 inches of snow, with the highest accumulations south of I-80, followed by potentially icy conditions before the storm moves out of the state Wednesday night.The Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) is closely monitoring the weather and is in contact with county emergency officials to ensure all needs are being met.“Conditions with this storm could change quickly, so we’ll be working closely with our county partners to anticipate any resources they might need from the state,” said PEMA Acting Director Randy Padfield.PennDOT and the PA Turnpike have issued a commercial vehicle ban and phased restrictions on certain roadways through the storm, beginning at 6 a.m. tomorrow. See the latest map of bans and restriction here.To help make decisions regarding winter travel, motorists are encouraged to “Know Before You Go” by checking conditions on more than 40,000 roadway miles, including color-coded winter conditions on 2,900 miles, by visiting www.511PA.com. 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 860 traffic cameras. Users can also see plow truck statuses and travel alerts along a specific route using the “Check My Route” tool.511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional Twitter alerts accessible on the 511PA website.A vehicle emergency kit should be prepared or restocked with items such as non-perishable food, water, first-aid supplies, warm clothes, a blanket, cell phone charger and a small snow shovel. Motorists should tailor their kits to any specific needs that they or their families have such as baby supplies, extra medication and pet supplies.Motorists should be aware that all vehicles should be fully clear of ice and snow before winter travel. If snow or ice is dislodged or falls from a moving vehicle and strikes another vehicle or pedestrian causing death or serious bodily injury, the operator of that vehicle could receive a $200 to $1,000 fine.When winter weather occurs, PennDOT urges drivers to be extra cautious around operating snow-removal equipment. When encountering a plow truck, drivers should:Stay at least six car lengths behind an operating plow truck and remember that the main plow is wider than the truck.Be alert since plow trucks generally travel much more slowly than other traffic.When a plow truck is traveling toward you, move as far away from the center of the road as is safely possible, and remember that snow can obscure the actual snow plow width.Never try to pass or get between several trucks plowing side by side in a “plow train.” The weight of the snow thrown from the plow can quickly cause smaller vehicles to lose control, creating a hazard for nearby vehicles.Never travel next to a plow truck since there are blind spots where the operator can’t see, and they can occasionally be moved sideways when hitting drifts or heavy snowpack.Keep your lights on to help the operator better see your vehicle. Also remember that under Pennsylvania state law, vehicle lights must be on every time a vehicle’s wipers are on due to inclement weather.In addition to driving safely around plows, motorists are urged to drive according to conditions. If motorists encounter snow or ice-covered roads, they should slow down, increase their following distance and avoid distractions. Last winter in Pennsylvania, preliminary data shows that there were 440 crashes resulting in 221 injuries on snowy, slushy or ice-covered roadways where aggressive-driving behaviors such as speeding or making careless lane changes were factors.To report an accident or other emergencies on the PA Turnpike, dial *11 on your mobile phone. If there is an accident, move the car out of travel lane and onto shoulder, if possible, and stay in the vehicle. For more information about PA Turnpike conditions, follow the conversation by using www.paturnpike.com/travel/twitter. You may also see advisories by clicking on the travel ticker on www.PATurnpike.com.Gov. Wolf reminded Pennsylvanians that the state of emergency declaration he signed in January remains in effect to allow for increased assistance with storm-related needs. He also asked drivers to observe any vehicle bans, which will allow snow plow crews to have a clearer route to keeping these interstates open despite the expected severe weather.It is important to note that the declaration does not restrict citizens from travel on commonwealth roadways, but motorists should be aware of any restrictions that are in place and heed the guidance of local authorities.PennDOT has created a Winter Safety media center, including social-media-sized graphics highlighting winter driving preparations and operations at www.penndot.gov in the “Media Center” under the “About Us” footer.For more information on safe winter travel, an emergency kit checklist and information on PennDOT’s winter operations including a video, visit PennDOT.gov/winter. Additional winter driving and other highway safety information is available at PennDOT.gov/safety.Follow the conversation by using #PAWinter on Twitter and visit the department on Facebook to view a winter emergency kit video.“Pennsylvania state agencies are ready for this winter storm,” Gov. Wolf said. “I now ask all Pennsylvanians to get ready, stay safe, stay off the roads if you can, and take care of each other. This is an especially good time to be a good neighbor.” February 19, 2019
44a Palmtree Ave, ScarboroughThe home has five bedrooms and a theatre room that could be converted to a home office or sixth bedroom. The master bedroom has a walk-in wardrobe and an open ensuite with corner spa, while all the bedrooms have airconditioning. The open-plan living, dining and kitchen area opens to the covered patio and looks out towards the tropical garden, Bali hut and pool with water feature. “We loved the outside entertaining area and Bali hut as soon as we saw it,” Mrs O’Dwyer said. “It’s a very private space and you get great breezes. And the pool is just fantastic.More from newsLand grab sees 12 Sandstone Lakes homesites sell in a week21 Jun 2020Tropical haven walking distance from the surf9 Oct 2019 44a Palmtree Ave, ScarboroughSince owning the home, the O’Dwyers have updated the kitchen, done some landscaping and modernised the property. “This is an entertainer’s house and it can cater for quite a large family,” Mrs O’Dwyer said. “It’s in a very family friendly neighbourhood and only a few minutes’ walk from the water. “I’ll miss being close to the sea the most.” DETAILS Price guide: $780,000Inspect: March 4, 10-10.45amAgent: Trent Cattanach, Forty20 Property, 0457 578 631 44a Palmtree Ave, ScarboroughTHIS is a home for those who love to entertain outdoors. Inspired by the Clontarf location, 44a Palmtree Ave has bright interiors and beachy, tropical outdoor spaces.Rose and Dermot O’Dwyer bought the property four years ago as their family home. Being a social couple with two teenagers, they were drawn to the spacious rooms, in-ground swimming pool and outdoor entertaining areas. 44a Palmtree Ave, Scarborough“We’ve had a lot of big get-togethers here and the home can handle it no problem.”Mrs O’Dwyer said the layout of the house allowed the family to have their own space or come together in the open plan area or outside.
The upstairs balcony has treetop views.The granite benchtops and white cabinetry continue through the butler’s pantry. There is also a laundry, powder room and media room on the first level of the home.Upstairs there is a study nook and another living area, which opens through sliding doors to the second balcony. The home at 55 Everest St, Sunnybank is new to the market.A near-new executive home with a modern design is new to the market in Sunnybank. The property, at 55 Everest St, is only one year old and has four bedrooms, three bathrooms and four living areas across two levels. Marketing agent Peter Florentzos, of LJ Hooker Sunnybank Hills, said the “stunning” family home was designed for streamlined living with top quality finishes. “Positioned on a landscaped 413sq m block, this immaculate property is brimming with plush, comfortable living space inside,” he said. Timber floors feature in the upstairs living area.The master bedroom has a walk-in robe and an ensuite with quality fixtures, floor-to-ceiling tiles, a large shower and dual-basin vanity.The remaining bedrooms have built-in robes and the family bathroom has a separate bathtub, shower and vanity. The kitchen has stone benchtops.More from newsCrowd expected as mega estate goes under the hammer7 Aug 2020Hard work, resourcefulness and $17k bring old Ipswich home back to life20 Apr 2020On the ground floor there is an open-plan kitchen and dining area with tiled floors and a sunken lounge with timber floorboards and bi-fold doors that open to a spacious balcony with glass balustrades. “The culinary kitchen is absolutely magnificent,” Mr Florentzos said. The open galley-style kitchen has an island bench, granite countertop, quality appliances including a stand-alone gas oven, plenty of storage, mirrored splashbacks and glass display cabinets.