TRANSFER ALERT! Man United ready to secure £18m deal for Atletico Madrid star

first_imgManchester United have been put on red alert after reports in Spain claimed Saul Niguez has stalled in his contract talks with Atletico Madrid.Niguez, 21, has been on United’s radar since last summer and the Red Devils reportedly made a bid for him in January.The Spanish midfielder has impressed for Diego Simeone’s side this term, scoring seven goals in 32 appearances in all competitions.His form has attracted further interest from United and has forced Atletico to enter negotiations over fresh terms with Niguez, despite the player still having four years left on his current deal.However, according to AS, the stumbling block in the talks have been Niquez’s increased wage demands, with Atletico unwilling offer him a salary worth around £3.8m-a-year.The report goes on to claim Niguez is now considering his options and would be open to a move to the Premier League.United are prepared to meet Niguez’s £18m buyout-clause and are expected to make contact with Atletico and the player’s representatives in the coming weeks. 1 Saul Niguez in action for Atletico Madrid last_img read more

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Lawrence County Inmate Roster – 10-4-18

first_img10/03/2018 2045 09/03/1957 *********** M BEDFORD PD 0.00BAKER,KEVIN L 47D02-1704-CM-438 00000000139 EVADING JURISDICTION Court: Date/Time: -0000 Citizen? Yes Birth Place Country: City: US LAWRENCE CO State: Class: MISDEMEANOR____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Book Date Time DOB SSN Charge Charge Sex Arr Ag Bail Bail Agency Cause No. Code(s) Description(s) 10/03/2018 1145 01/13/1986 *********** M LCPD 5,000.00MALOTT,JESSE ON-SITE 00000000054 TRESPASS Court: Date/Time: -0000 ON-SITE 00000000192 FAILURE TO IDENTIFY Court: Date/Time: -0000 Citizen? Yes Birth Place Country: US City: JEFFERSONVILLE State: IN Class:____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 10/03/2018 1840 12/10/1981 *********** M BEDFORD PD 0.00BLACKWELL,WILLIAM R 47D021801F6146 00000000201 PETITION TO REVOKE Court: Date/Time: -0000 Citizen? Yes Birth Place Country: US City: BEDFORD State: IN Class: FELONY____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________10/03/2018 1023 06/25/1987 *********** F LCPD 0.00 SUP IILANE,LARA M D02-1708-F6-1182 00000000079 FAILURE TO APPEAR CR Court: SUPERIOR COURT II Date/Time: -0000 Citizen? Yes Birth Place Country: US City: INDIANAPOLIS State: IN Class: Release Date/Time: 10/03/2018-1030 <---- PROBATION INFORMATION ---->JACKSON CO / -____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 10/03/2018 2150 03/18/2000 *********** M BEDFORD PD 7,500.00KIMMEL,RYAN ON SITE 00000000182 POSSESSION OF METHAM Court: Date/Time: -0000 ON SITE 00000000118 POSS MARIJUANA U/30 Court: Date/Time: -0000 Citizen? Yes Birth Place Country: US City: INDIANAPOLIS State: IN Class: FELONY J A I L M A N A G E M E N T Arrest Report for Courts 10/03/2018 thru 10/04/2018last_img read more

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Aaron Carter Got Beat Up By His Opening Act After the Guy Thought He Dropped a Racial Slur

first_imgAARON CARTER is trying to make a comeback . . . but things haven’t been going smoothly.On Friday night, he was performing at a place called the Looney Bin in Bradley, Illinois.  Its tagline is:  “Best bands, [crappiest] place.”  Only they use the S-word.Anyway, during Aaron’s set, a Hispanic guy from the opening act ILL State was goofing around . . . grabbing phones from the people in the crowd and filming Aaron onstage.  Aaron didn’t like that, so he had security remove the guy.As he was being hauled out, Aaron said, quote, “Bye Felipe!” . . . a spin on “Bye Felicia!”  But apparently, the guy thought he meant it in a RACIST way, because he flipped out . . . rushed back onstage . . . and started brawling with Aaron.Aaron was punched twice and got a little bloody.  He went to the hospital to get checked out, but he’s fine.  The cops are still investigating.Afterward, Aaron told his fans he wasn’t racist.  He Tweeted, quote, “[I have] a 100% Mexican manager, and she’s basically my adopted mom.  And my ex-girlfriend Myra is 3rd generation Mexican.”  So, yeah.last_img read more

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Jefferson City airport reopens

first_imgThe Jefferson City Airport is again open.The airport reopened Wednesday afternoon after 51 days of being closed as the Missouri River rose to and remained above major flood stage.Officials say the runway lights are out and the air traffic control tower is down so flights are limited to daytime hours.At its height the floodwaters covered the airport and much of the property in north Jefferson City after overwhelming levees.last_img

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Nova Scotias presumedconsent bill for organ donation poised to become law

first_imgHALIFAX — Nova Scotia legislation that presumes consent for organ donations is poised to become law, with a key official saying the new system addresses concerns raised by civil libertarians and others.The Human Organ and Tissue Donation Act moved through the committee stage today and will soon go to final reading in the legislature, making Nova Scotia the first jurisdiction in North America to adopt presumed consent for donation.Although some groups and individuals have raised concerns, no one came forward to challenge the bill at committee.In an interview Monday, Cara Zwibel of the Canadian Civil Liberties Association said she read the bill and still wonders how it would work in practice.Zwibel says many people who are opposed to presumed consent object to having the state telling them what to do with their bodies, and more discussion is needed.But Dr. Stephen Beed, medical director of the province’s Legacy of Life and critical care organ donation program, says the regulations will take into consideration people’s rights over their own bodies, as well as respect for religious and cultural concerns.Under the proposed Act, all people in Nova Scotia would be considered potential organ donors unless they opt out.Families will continue to be consulted about their loved ones’ wishes regarding organ or tissue donation under the legislation. As well, those under 19 and people without decision-making capacity would be exempt, and would only be considered as donors if a parent, guardian or alternate decision-maker opts them in.Once passed, the legislation isn’t expected to take effect for at least a year to 18 months to allow time for planning, education and public awareness.Premier Stephen McNeil has said the goal is to ensure there are more potential organ donors in order to save lives.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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The Kentucky Derby Is Getting Predictable

Belmont Stakes1.430-0.77 Co-favorite victories counted as winsSources: Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes, Belmont Stakes, Daily Racing Form Update (May 6, 10:50 a.m.): Although Classic Empire was the morning-line favorite, the odds have since shifted. As of 10:50 a.m. Saturday, Always Dreaming is now narrowly favored to win the Kentucky Derby in what is considered a wide-open field.One of the cardinal rules of horse racing is that betting on favorites is fun — who doesn’t like having a winning ticket? — but it’s the quickest way to go broke. Except, that is, in the most famous race in America.The Kentucky Derby should be nearly impossible to handicap. The horses, at just 3 years old, don’t have much experience and are still maturing. Many of them have never run this distance before, or run at Churchill Downs. And even if a handicapper can sift through all that uncertainty and use a combination of past performances and pedigree to identify the best contenders, it can all become irrelevant thanks to the abnormally large Derby field — with as many as 20 horses creating gridlock and chaos, results ought to be utterly unpredictable.That’s what makes the last several years of the Kentucky Derby so strange: It is, seemingly, getting more predictable. For four straight years, the favorite has come out on top. It began with Orb in 2013, then continued with California Chrome, American Pharoah and Nyquist.In total, 16 favorites have won the Kentucky Derby in the last 50 years.1Including Forward Pass, the favorite in the 1968 Kentucky Derby who initially finished second but was awarded the win after first-place finisher Dancer’s Image was disqualified for failing a drug test. Bets on Dancer’s Image may have been paid out before the horse was disqualified, but for the purposes of this thought experiment, we’re counting things as if Forward Pass won the usual way. And that has produced a compelling betting strategy: Forget all the wonky handicapping. Over the last half-century, placing a $2 bet (the smallest bet you can make on a single horse in the Derby these days) on the favorite each year would have netted you $107.80 on a $100 investment — a 7.8 percent profit. But in just the last 20 years, returns on that same strategy would be much better: 74 percent. Now the question has become: Is the recent rash of victorious favorites a coincidence? Or a sign of something bigger?Before these last four years, the Kentucky Derby had for decades been known for its unpredictability. Between 1980 and 1999, not a single favorite won. Before 2013, it had been four years since a favorite wore the roses.There are two rational explanations for this trend. The first is chance. These horses, after all, are the favorites for a reason. And this kind of streak is not unprecedented — favorites won four straight years from 1972-1975, too.But there’s another rationale that would indicate that this is more than a fluke. It explains why the Kentucky Derby is getting chalkier and why the mega-longshot winners we once saw regularly in this race might become increasingly rare.When Orb won the Derby in 2013, that wasn’t just any year. It was the first year that horses qualified for this first leg of the Triple Crown under a newly implemented points system. This “Road to the Kentucky Derby” awards points to the top four finishers in a select group of races. The top 20 get to run in the Derby.What’s more important than the point system is the mechanism it replaced. Before 2013, horses qualified for the Derby based on their winnings in graded stakes races.This created chaos in the Derby. In some instances, horses that were elite in sprints — races shorter than a mile, which are excluded from the new qualifying system — could crowd the Derby, a route run at 1¼ miles. In other instances, horses that weren’t good enough made it in anyway. But these horses didn’t just fade down the stretch into irrelevance. They regularly introduced anarchy, transforming the subtle mechanics of a race in a way that allowed longshots to thrive.There’s no more illustrative example than the 2005 Derby, when 50-1 longshot Giacomo stunned the world. Giacomo’s best friend in that race was a 71-1 longshot named Spanish Chestnut, which led for the first three-quarters of a mile. In the last two races Spanish Chestnut ran before the Derby, it finished sixth twice. In other words, it didn’t belong. But during those first six furlongs, Spanish Chestnut set the second-fastest pace in Derby history.Predictably, Spanish Chestnut couldn’t sustain such a hot pace, ultimately fading and finishing 16th. But while this longshot was in the lead, other horses got sucked into running that fast and wound up tiring, too. The favorite that day, Bellamy Road, was close by, in fifth place, when Spanish Chestnut started to slow.At that same distance, three-quarters of a mile, Giacomo was in 18th place out of 20 and trailed by 14¾ lengths, the farthest behind of any eventual Derby winner in more than a quarter-century. But when Spanish Chestnut — and every horse that tried to keep up with Spanish Chestnut — tired, Giacomo had enough gas left in the tank to pass 17 other horses.The new points system is better at weeding out the Spanish Chestnuts. That means longshots like Giacomo are even less likely to encounter the volatile circumstances that enable them to win.The strategy of betting the favorites for 50 years would also pay off in the Preakness Stakes, the Triple Crown’s second leg. In fact, in the long run you’d make more than you would on the Derby — the Preakness has offered returns of 11.4 percent. But in any single year, betting on a favorite in the Preakness can be less attractive: When American Pharoah and California Chrome won, for example, they went off at odds shorter than 1-1, meaning that if you cashed in on a $2 bet, your winnings would likely be counted out using more quarters than dollar bills. Essentially, it requires risking a lot of money just to win enough to pay for a celebratory cigar. Preakness Stakes1.544+0.23 On the other hand, because the Derby is so uncertain, favorites can be had at good value. This year’s morning-line favorite, Classic Empire, is priced at 4-1. That would offer better returns any Preakness favorite in the last half-century.At the same time, the biggest sucker’s move is betting a favorite in the Belmont Stakes, which at 1½ miles is longer than almost any other race these horses will ever run. In other words, nobody knows how the horses will handle the distance. What’s worse, the favorite will often be racing for the third time in seven weeks, which can leave a horse worn down. A bet on the favorite in the Belmont in the last 50 years would have cost you 38.7 percent of the money you staked. There’s a reason we went nearly 40 years without a Triple Crown winner before American Pharoah came along.All of this means that the best betting strategy for this year’s Derby may also be the dumbest one: Bet on Classic Empire. Kentucky Derby2.732%+$0.16 RACEAVG. FAVORITE ODDSFAVORITE WIN PCT.AVG. PROFIT ON $2 BET Outcome of betting on the favorite, 1967-2016 read more

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No 1 Buckeyes aim to bust Boilermakers

The Ohio State men’s basketball team (20-0, 7-0) has managed to do what its football counterpart couldn’t: remain ranked No. 1 in the country for more than a week. When the polls were released Monday, the Buckeyes sat atop both The Associated Press and ESPN/USA Today Coaches’ polls for the second consecutive week. Thanks in part to wins against Iowa and Illinois, as well as losses suffered by former unbeaten teams Kansas and Syracuse, the Buckeyes increased their lead in the polls, earning 63 of the 65 first-place votes in the AP poll and a unanimous 31 first-place votes in the Coaches’ poll. The Buckeyes will defend their No. 1 ranking tonight when they welcome No. 12 Purdue (17-3, 6-1) for a 9 p.m. tipoff with first place in the Big Ten on the line. Purdue is led by senior forward JaJuan Johnson, the Boilermakers’ top scorer this season with 20.5 points per game. OSU coach Thad Matta said his team is well prepared for the challenge Johnson presents. “We’ve gone against a lot of different types of big players, big guys,” Matta said Monday. “He’s sort of a collection of them all.” Besides Johnson, the Boilermakers have relied heavily on the play of senior guard E’Twaun Moore, the only other Purdue player averaging double digits in scoring, with 18.1 points per game. “You’ve got one of the greatest combinations right now in basketball with Moore and Johnson,” Matta said. “I mean, those two guys are getting it done.” Having seen players such as Johnson and Moore emerge for Purdue during his five seasons at OSU, senior guard David Lighty has come to expect tight games between the Buckeyes and Boilermakers. “It’s been close games since day one, since everyone’s been there and since I’ve been here playing against them,” Lighty said. “Just us coming out and trying to execute and make plays down the stretch, I think, pretty much, that’s what it always comes down to.” read more

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Expect great things from Higuain at AC Milan predicts Gattuso

first_imgAC Milan manager Gennaro Gattuso is expecting great things from Gonzalo Higuain, despite a disappointing debutThe Argentina international made his debut following his move from Juventus in the summer which saw defender Leonardo Bonucci go in the opposite direction.Things got off to a promising start after goals from Giacomo Bonaventura and Davide Calabria gave Milan a 2-0 lead over Higuain’s former club Napoli.But two second-half goals from Polish midfielder Piotr Zielinski inspired a Napoli comeback with striker Dries Mertens sealing the win with 10 minutes to spare.Rick Karsdorp, Roma, Serie AKarsdorp reveals he had too much stress at Roma Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 The Dutch defender has been with the Gialorrossi since 2017, but he has not enjoyed his time in the Italian Lega Serie A.“Up to ten minutes into the second half, Higuain played a lot of balls,” said Gattuso, according to Ole.“Then we were unable to find him much when we started to be afraid of losing the game,”He added: “Gonzalo can give us much more, he can raise our quality and give us a lot.”Milan will next host AS Roma on Friday in their third fixture of the new Serie A campaign.last_img read more

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NZonzi reveals why he joined Roma

first_imgThe French World Cup winner speaks for the first time why he chose to go to the Italian Lega Serie A team instead of any other in the worldAfter the 2018 FIFA World Cup, French footballer Steven N’Zonzi decided it was time to leave Spanish La Liga side, Sevilla.And the midfielder was reportedly going to join Arsenal, but at the end signed for Roma for 26.6 million Euros.And now he has decided to reveal why he chose Roma instead of any other team in the world.Rick Karsdorp, Roma, Serie AKarsdorp reveals he had too much stress at Roma Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 The Dutch defender has been with the Gialorrossi since 2017, but he has not enjoyed his time in the Italian Lega Serie A.“I needed another challenge that would allow me to progress and grow on an individual level,” he told BeIn Sports as reported by Calcio Mercato.“I like challenges, complicated things. It is not always easy to change clubs and countries. It was difficult when I arrived in England, the same thing at the beginning in Spain.”“Now in Rome, it is another challenge. I needed it, especially after having had a good season in Seville. I felt it was right for me to change the air,” he said.“When the offer of Rome was presented, I did not hesitate. It’s a great club that plays great competitions. So it was really good for me”.last_img read more

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