Arsenal target Everton Soares learning English as transfer speculation intensifies

first_imgAdvertisement Metro Sport ReporterThursday 18 Jul 2019 7:59 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link195Shares Advertisement Arsenal target Everton Soares learning English as transfer speculation intensifies Everton starred for Brazil at this summer’s Copa America (Picture: Getty Images)Gremio’s Everton became a target for Arsenal when it became apparent that they could not meet Crystal Palace’s valuation of Wilfried Zaha.The Brazil international appears to be available at less than half the price of the £80m the Gunners were quoted for the Ivory Coast winger.Arsenal technical director Edu is believed to have met with the player’s agent last week and knows Everton well having worked as general coordinator of the Brazil national team before returning to Arsenal.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 CityThe Gremio forward was an unlikely star of the Copa America over the summer, scoring three goals in the tournament and winning the Man of the Match award in the final as Brazil beat Peru 3-1.Manchester United, Manchester City, Atletico Madrid, AC MIlan and Bayern Munich have all also been linked with a move for Everton, but it appears that Arsenal have won the race for the in-demand forward.MORE: Wilfried Zaha tells Crystal Palace he wants to leave after Arsenal’s failed transfer bidMORE: Unai Emery convinced Dani Ceballos to join Arsenal in personal phone call Comment Everton looks set for a Premier League switch (Picture: Getty Images)Further evidence has emerged that Everton Soares will be moving to the Premier League as the Brazil star has been filmed learning English.The Arsenal transfer target is thought to be close to confirming a £36m move to the Gunners, and a club doctor has been sent to Brazil to conduct medical exams of the striker.The 23-year-old has already dropped a small hint that he is heading to the Emirates, by following new signing Gabriel Martinelli on Instagram, and now another clue has arrived.Everton’s wife, Isa Ranieri, posted on her Instagram Story on Thursday a string of videos of her husband learning English from his phone.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTThe striker appeared to master the words ‘dress’, ‘jacket’ and ‘hat’ as he begins to get a grasp of the new language.last_img read more

Badgers prepare for Spring Game

first_imgIn the middle of a tight battle with Curt Phillips for the starting quarterback job, Joel Stave will enter Saturday\’s Spring Game looking to separate himself with a strong performance.[/media-credit]After six weeks of hard practice, the Wisconsin football team will be lifting the curtain Saturday when it opens up the final practice of the season for fans to come and watch an intrasquad scrimmage.Saturday marks the first Spring Game for Wisconsin since the arrival of new head coach Gary Andersen in the offseason, and things are already beginning to look different as the game approaches.Andersen announced weeks ago that the Spring Game would not take the same format that is has in years past – choosing to change the game into a scrimmage that will mirror game-like scenarios.“It’s offense versus defense,” Andersen said in his Monday press conference. “But it is a game. It will feel much like a game. It’s true scoring. If I at times need to maybe skew the score to keep it close, then I might have to do that. We’ll make it fun and entertaining for everybody that’s out there.”Unlike last year’s Spring Game, which pitted the No. 1 defense against the No. 2 offense and the No. 2 defense against the No. 1 offense, this year’s Spring Game will consist of two 15-minute periods of play between the offense, wearing white uniforms and the defense, wearing cardinal uniforms. Then, after a five-minute halftime, the team will take the field for two more ten-minute periods to end the scrimmage.While both teams can score in all of the traditional ways – scoring a touchdown or a field goal – the coaching staff also added several more interesting point-scoring methods to get both the players and fans excited about the scrimmage.The offense will be able to score by earning a 15-yard run, 20-yard pass or first down, and the defense can get on the scoreboard by earning a turnover or a three-and-out, among other nontraditional scoring options.Still, while the scoring will certainly add a new element to Wisconsin’s final practice, redshirt sophomore quarterback Joel Stave said the emphasis of the Spring Game is still on getting better above all else.“Nobody really looks at it as a real game, since you are playing your own guys,” Stave said. “So it’s just an opportunity for us to get in some good work for one more day … a chance to practice, tackle and play live.”During the last few practices, Stave and redshirt senior Curt Phillips have begun to take the majority of the reps at quarterback during practice.While a strong performance from either one could have an impact on the starting job next fall, Stave said the weight put on the quarterbacks in the Spring Game is no different than any other practice.“There were 14 practices before this, and there was a lot of growth in there,” Stave said. “So this is just another practice to try and compete and get better.”One of the reasons given by the coaching staff for the more scrimmage-like approach to the Spring Game this year was the lack of depth on the offensive line.After injuries to a number of players, the offensive line dwindled to eight eligible linemen at its lowest point this spring. With many of the remaining players having to sit out some practices for various injuries, a full-on Spring Game might have put them at risk for further injury.In addition, a number of key players for Wisconsin on both offense and defense will sit out Saturday, including redshirt senior offensive lineman Ryan Groy, redshirt senior wide receiver Jared Abbrederis, senior running back James White and redshirt senior linebacker Chris Borland.With a number of key upperclassmen sitting out Saturday, many of the younger players will get their first experience in front of the Badger faithful in the Spring Game – an event that garnered more than 10,000 fans last year. The game will also be televised on Big Ten network.For redshirt freshman offensive lineman Dan Voltz, the opportunity to play in the Spring Game in front of so many fans is the highlight of the spring – especially having never played in a regular season game for the Badgers this past fall.“Last year, my first Spring Game, I know I was pretty excited,” Voltz said. “So for the younger guys who have never played on TV or in front of a large crowd, it will be pretty cool.”last_img read more

Who Is an Educated Person?

first_imgThe focus of this second article of the series on the indispensable role of education in national recovery and development is on the question, “What is education?” Or, “Who is an educated person?” The question of who is an educated person is an important one because there are all kinds of ideas as to what education is and who is an educated person. Therefore this article will seek to answer, as succinctly as possible the question, “Who is an educated person?” The introductory article on national independence and the role of education in it observed the following key points:What is independence? The Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary defines independence  as “freedom from political control by other countries,” This definition is about political freedom or national independence whereby a country declares itself independent of other countries or freed from political control by other countries. It is achieved when a country or a group of people can manage their own affairs (political, economic and social) without interference from others. That is what Liberian gained in 1847.Since Liberia declared herself independent in 1847, she has been slow in actualizing the dreams and aspirations of her founding fathers, to be the beckon of light to the then “dark” continent of Africa by converting the African peoples to the Christian faith. She has neither done much evangelism nor has she led the way for socio-economic advancement for other African countries to follow; rather she been lacking behind in these areas though she contributed immensely towards the political emancipation of other African countries.The civil war (1989-2003) exacerbated the slow progress to human resource, economic, social and infrastructural development of Liberia. In fact she lost much of the already little and slow progress made.One of the said things that have happened to our educational system as a society is the invasion of corruption. Over decades corruption has come in, grown and taken deep roots and will take concerted efforts and years to defeat and marginalize it. All Liberian sectors are to blame to a lesser or greater degree for this national failure.The well known visionary and innovative scholar, Nicholas Negroponte has noted: “No matter what global problem you are dreading… the solutions will always include education, never is it without an education component and sometimes cannot be done without education.”The question “who is an educated person” implies the purpose of education. The word education has all sorts of meanings and connotations. Its origin, educare, means to lead out. Education occurs when, knowledge, skills and habits are formed, through teaching, training and research, usually transferred from one person or generation to another. It always involves both teaching and learning. Another definition of education is any experience that has a formative influence on a person is a form of education.Education can be formal. Formal education is usually well structured and involves learning lots of theories and formulae. It can be informal like the poro or sandi societies or apprenticeship by observing and doing (practical).Whatever form it takes the overall purpose or objective of education is to cultivate competence, efficiency, and to build character.Martin Luther King, Jr. sees the purpose of education as two-fold: (1) utility—to make people useful and to be able to contribute to the wellbeing of society; and (2) character—to instill lasting values in people. Lasting values include putting God first, integrity (honesty, fairness to self and others), hard work, sharing the good things of life (God’s blessings) with others, and respecting the feelings, opinions and rights of others. Competence and efficiency without character or morals could be dangerous. A trained mind without morals could be the worst criminal! That person could use his/her well developed mind for dishonorable purposes! For example, some of the IT gurus are Cyber criminals (rogues)! Education is not learning everything but learning how to learn. So a sound education aims at competence, efficiency, creativity, initiative, and possessing lasting values of a divine-influenced and directed life, and seeking the welfare of others and society in general. A well educated person is one who is equipped to live a better life and to help others live better lives.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Celtic confirm signing of Manchester United defender

first_img1 Celtic have announced the signing of Tyler Blackett on a season long loan from Manchester United.The 21-year-old defender has previously had loan spells at Blackpool and Birmingham and could be a replacement for Virgil van Dijk, linked heavily with a move to Southampton.The announcement was made on the Parkhead club’s website during their Ladbrokes Premiership game with St Johnstone.The England Under-21 cap was introduced to the home support at the interval to a rousing cheer and was photographed in traditional style, holding a Celtic scarf aloft. Tyler Blackett last_img read more