Thomas Partey’s father tells him to secure Atletico Madrid exit amid Arsenal talks

first_imgAdvertisement Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterThursday 23 Apr 2020 2:49 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.3kShares Arteta is a fan of Partey (Picture: Getty)‘So, if a club decides to sign him and the money involved is good, I will advise him to move.‘Partey’s certificate is to play and get money for development. It will be prudent for my son to make a move that will make him rich and also do investments.’Partey Sr had previously confirmed Arsenal’s interest in signing his son.‘I called my son after hearing the rumours and he told me that the rumours are true,’ Jacob Partey, who was speaking in Ghana, told Tru FM’s ‘Sports World Show’.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‘He told me they are holding talks between him and Arsenal.‘It all depends on the offer Atletico are demanding. If he goes to Arsenal fine, they have a lot supporters in Ghana.‘I will be happy if he decides to move to Arsenal. What they are discussing now is how Atletico will release him.’Should Arsenal sign Thomas Partey?Yes0%No0%Share your resultsShare your resultsTweet your resultsFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page. Partey has been told to leave Atletico (Picture: Quality Sport Images/Getty)Thomas Partey has been told to leave Atletico Madrid by his father amid talks with Arsenal. The Ghana international has a £47million release clause in his contract with the La Liga side, with Atletico trying to tie him down to a new deal. Should he sign a new contract, his release clause will rise to £93m but Arsenal are trying to lure him to the Emirates before that happens. Mikel Arteta is an admirer of the midfielder and contact has been made between the Gunners and his agent in recent months. ADVERTISEMENTRead the latest updates: Coronavirus news liveAnd his father has advised his son to leave Spain and follow the money.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘I will advise him on any day to move from Atletico Madrid when there is big money because that is his chosen job,’ Jacob Partey told Bryt FM.‘The truth is that, there is life after football. As a father, I always want the best for my son, I don’t want him to struggle when he call it a day. Comment Thomas Partey’s father tells him to secure Atletico Madrid exit amid Arsenal talkslast_img read more

3-star outside linebacker Kelly decommits from Syracuse, verbally commits to Penn State

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Three-star outside linebacker Daiquan Kelly decommitted from Syracuse and verbally pledged to Penn State, he announced on Twitter Sunday afternoon.The Union City (New Jersey) High School prospect is the third member to back out of a commitment to SU, joining four-star cornerback Davante Davis and three-star outside linebacker Doyle Grimes.Kelly is also the second linebacker in the past year to retract his Syracuse commitment and join the Nittany Lions, after linebacker Jason Cabinda did so on Oct. 23, 2013.His decision leaves the Orange with two outside linebackers — Troy Henderson and Shyheim Cullen — after starting with four. The 6-foot-3, 210-pound Kelly had committed to Syracuse on June 29, and his decommittment leaves SU with 22 members in its Class of 2015. Comments AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Published on September 14, 2014 at 6:12 pm Contact Matt: | @matt_schneidmanlast_img read more

Stjepan Radeljic on probation in Stuttgart

first_imgYoung stopper from HSK Zrinjski Stjepan Radeljic is on probation in the German Bundesliga team Stuttgart.Radeljic is 18 years old and he plays on the position of stopper. He already went to Stuttgart on Sunday to do some trainings and demonstrate the profession to Germans.The young football player will stay in Germany until Friday, when his return to Mostar is planned. It is yet to be seen if the talented and promising stopper will become a member of the German team.Radeljic appeared several times for the U19 national team of BiH.His brother Anto Radeljic plays for Vitez as player on loan.(Source: D. B./ read more

New U.S. ‘Climate Hubs’ to Provide Data to Farmers

first_imgThe U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) wants to provide more useful data on climate to farmers, ranchers, and others affected by climate change. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced yesterday that he is designating seven so-called Climate Hubs at federal agriculture laboratories across the country that will seek to create more useful climate data and disseminate it more broadly.USDA already dedicates about $120 million to climate research, Vilsack told reporters at a press briefing. The new effort “will add on top of that,” he said. But initially the addition will most likely involve reassignment of USDA research personnel and funding, officials say, not new money. The shifted resources will be used to build websites, convene groups of stakeholders, and possibly create new forecasts, databases, and other tools. The hope is that the work will better inform scientists within USDA and other departments on what farmers, ranchers, and foresters need to know to prepare and adapt to a shifting reality.The nation must “be able to adapt and mitigate, because if we don’t, our economy is going to be impacted,” Vilsack said at the White House yesterday. “Those 16 million people that are depending upon agriculture and forestry, they want to make sure that they continue to have a job because we’re continuing to produce and create new products.”Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)“USDA hasn’t really prioritized getting this information to stakeholders before,” says agricultural meteorologist Eugene Takle of Iowa State University in Ames.Among those with new marching orders is research meteorologist Jeanne Schneider of USDA’s Grazinglands Research Laboratory in El Reno, Oklahoma. Of late she’s been publishing research on the usefulness of federal forecast data for agricultural decisions, but the announcement that her lab will host one of the new hubs switches her from a research to an outreach role. As leader of the hub, she’ll be able to call on tech assistance, secretarial time, and portions of her colleagues’ time to launch a website and new databases on relevant projects, experts, and data sources. “We hope to be a convening force, which should help people within the farming, ranching, and research communities know what others are doing,” she says. Such collaborations also will hopefully strengthen applications for other federal research funding, she adds.Such relationships have been a staple of the extension system which has linked USDA, local farmers, and universities since the 19th century. But agriculture data and outreach specialist Al Sutherland of Oklahoma State University (OSU) says a deeper role for the feds could be beneficial for farmers. For example, hubs could help visualize data in ways that make it more useful to the public (such as in the case of this graph of precipitation data).Researchers have long had access to such data, but it hasn’t “been put into this kind of picture that people could readily understand,” says Sutherland, who works at OSU’s Mesonet, which creates forecasts and other “data products” using weather stations and federal climatological data. (The precipitation and temperature data are updated yearly here.)For example, in the case of the precipitation data—which was first publicized in 2004—both scientists and farmers had been thinking in terms of widely available 30-year averages, which can be misleading.  In contrast, the new 100-year perspective showed a local wheat breeder, for example, that the cultivars he had been developing over the previous decades were biased toward conditions wetter than the average over the previous century. Oklahoma’s historical fluctuations into drought conditions were suddenly apparent. The wheat breeder “immediately added a drought assessment of the wheat strains to his tasks,” Sutherland says.That move now seems prescient, because parts of Oklahoma have subsequently fallen into serious drought. By the same token, farmers and ranchers realized that their management practices and the varieties of crops they grew had been developed during an extended wet spell.Federally provided temperature data stretching back to 1895 has also provided important context for farmers thinking about future climate change, Sutherland says. The data give farmers a sense of the natural range of temperature—it shows that the coolest year was 14°C (57°F) on average and the warmest year 17°C (63°F). Over the next century, climate model scenarios predict the state’s average temperatures could increase by about 1.6° to 5°C (3° to 9°F). That means that future years could be warmer than the warmest years experienced in the temperature record.   Similar insights from the new hubs could help farmers and scientists together plan for impacts on cattle, grasslands, and so-called farm ponds, which provide water to cattle on open ranges and can dry out during drought conditions. Sutherland says that it is “a good thing that the USDA is formalizing and hopefully expanding its efforts in these areas.”Matthew Stepp, an analyst at the Information Technology & Innovation Foundation, a Washington, D.C., think tank, liked the move but in a statement said the United States also needs “to invest more in global Earth observation programs and monitoring systems that can provide the macro-level data necessary to prepare for rapid changes in the global environment and reduce associated impacts.”last_img read more