Manchester United offered Arsenal target Adrien Rabiot as Juventus prepare new bid for Paul Pogba

first_imgJuventus are preparing a new bid for Paul Pogba (Getty Images)Rabiot is also wanted by Arsenal with Mikel Arteta identifying the 24-year-old as a player who can improve his options in midfield.AdvertisementAdvertisementBut following Calum Chambers’ long-term injury, the Gunners have now switched their focus on signing a new central defender as a priority and talks have opened with Bayern Munich over a potential deal for Jerome Boateng. Comment Advertisement Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 4 Jan 2020 12:19 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link8.7kSharescenter_img Manchester United offered Arsenal target Adrien Rabiot as Juventus prepare new bid for Paul Pogba Juventus are ready to offer Adrien Rabiot to Manchester United (REX)Juventus are prepared to offer Adrien Rabiot to Manchester United as part of their bid to sign Paul Pogba, according to reports.United re-signed Pogba from Juventus for £89 million in 2016 but the France international now wants to leave Old Trafford.Juventus are in the running to sign Pogba for a second time and the Serie A champions are reportedly confident that an agreement can be reached with United.According to The Sun, Juve believe United would accept a deal worth around £85 million to sell Pogba in the January transfer window.ADVERTISEMENTThe report claims that Juve value Rabiot, who was signed on a free transfer last summer, at £25m and are ready to offer an additional £60m cash. Arsenal are also in the running to sign Rabiot (Getty Images)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 CityJuventus, meanwhile, are open to offloading Rabiot less than a year after his arrival from Paris Saint-Germain.Speaking last month, Juventus boss Maurizio Sarri admitted that the midfielder, who has started just five games in Serie A this season, has struggled to adjust since his move to Turin.‘He has struggled to settle into our football, but that is normal,’ said Sarri.‘He is also quite introverted, which doesn’t help him to settle.’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 errorslast_img read more

eConveyancing is set to revolutionise the way we trade property

first_imgSolicitor Matthew Ray has become an advocate of online selling. AAP Image/Claudia Baxter.Buying and selling property is set to move into the modern era with a national digitised conveyancing platform to change the way we trade property.Gone will be the days of the long wait for bank cheques to clear and errors holding up settlements, as the industry embraces a modern way to deal with Australia’s $7.2 trillion residential property market.A new platform which allows buyers, sellers, banks and solicitors to exchange and settle on real estate electronically has been created by Property Exchange Australia Limited (PEXA).According to PEXA group executive, Mike Cameron, the system speeds up many parts of the settlement process.It would allow sellers to receive their money immediately rather than waiting three days for bank cheques to clear.“You’re (buyers) also lodged on the title immediately as opposed to the paper world where it can take up to several weeks before your name is on the title, and you own the property,” he said.Mr Cameron said because information could be shared and cross checked between parties before settlement, the platform removed possible errors that could slow down a property settlement.“Misspelled names or where you can’t settle if the bank cheque is five cents out – in PEXA, that all goes away,’’ he said.He said between 22 per cent and 30 per cent of settlements carried out in the “paper world’’ failed or had to be moved because of the errors that could occur.Mr Cameron tipped that as awareness of the system grew, electronic conveyancing would become much more commonplace. He said the security of the PEXA system was similar to that of the banks.“We are heavily regulated by ARNECC – Australian Registrars’ National Electronic Conveyancing Council – and we have to be compliant there from a security perspective, be it cyber process and so forth. It’s audited annually and we have the same protections (as the banking sector has) in place,” he said.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North1 hour agoNew apartments released at idyllic retirement community Samford Grove Presented by The end game is to see 100 per cent digital across all property transactions, Mr Cameron said.An early adopter of the system was Queensland firm, Craig Ray & Associates.Solicitor Matthew Ray said while the system was available in Queensland now, the movement away from the old paper- only process was taking some time.“We were one of the first 50 subscriber law firms in Australia – I call myself a bit of a PEXA evangelist to other solicitors,” he said.“The limitation with the rollout in Queensland is the legal practitioners.“A large number are registered to use it and have never done a settlement in it,” he said.“It’s a shame because the platform is intuitive and closely mirrors what we call the ‘paper settlement’, so it’s not hard to learn in any way, shape or form, it’s just a bit of an old stuffy profession that’s reluctant to change,” he said.Mr Ray said he doesn’t miss the old system and looked forward to PEXA being broadly adopted.“The old system was riddled with opportunities for human error,” he said.“With the online platform, there is no data entry, there are no figures that can go wrong. “The whole thing balances and checks itself so that settlements happen smoothly, on time and with a much reduced opportunity for human error to play a part in delaying things,” he said.last_img read more

ECON rapporteur sets out stall on investor ESG duties proposal

first_imgPension funds would have to carry out “due diligence” in relation to environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) factors under amendments to a European Commission proposal that have been tabled by the politician leading the European Parliament’s response.According to Paul Tang, a Dutch national in the parliament’s socialists and democrats group, due diligence means “an ongoing process through which investors identify, avoid, mitigate, account for and communicate about how actual or potential adverse ESG factors and risks are integrated in investment decision-making and risk management systems”.Tang is the “rapporteur” on the Commission’s proposal for a regulation “on disclosures relating to sustainable investments and sustainability risks”, which is part of the implementation of its sustainable finance action plan. He is responsible for leading on the development of the parliament’s position on the Commission’s proposal within the committee on economic and monetary affairs (ECON).Under Tang’s version of the Commission’s proposal, investors would have to carry out due diligence in line with recommendations set out under the OECD’s “guidelines for multinational enterprises”. Tang’s proposed legislative text states that by carrying out due diligence in the prescribed way, investors would “not only be able to avoid negative impacts of their investments on society and the environment, but also avoid financial and reputational risks, respond to expectations of their clients and beneficiaries, and contribute to global goals on climate and sustainable development”.“In doing so, financial market participants will be obliged to move beyond a merely financial understanding of their investor duties,” the text added. The due diligence processes would have to be published on investors’ websites.More specific obligations – such as minimum standards – would be set out under so-called delegated acts to be adopted by the Commission, according to Tang’s proposal.Member consultation, executive pay Source: PVDAPaul Tang MEPThe member of the European Parliament (MEP) has also proposed that pension funds be required to actively consult beneficiaries when deciding what investments would be in their “best interests”.“Without prejudice to the discretion for trustees or responsible appointees for final choice of investment strategy, and in accordance with due diligence processes… the ‘best interest’ of beneficiaries is to be determined in active consultation with beneficiaries,” Tang wrote.Under Tang’s proposal, this requirement would be introduced by way of an amendment to the prudent person rule set out in IORP II, the revised EU pension fund directive that member states have until mid-January to implement.Proposed changes to pension fund regulations in the UK in relation to members’ views have caused concern at the country’s pension fund association. In the EU context, PensionsEurope and some other industry associations have been critical of calls for pension funds to be required to seek members’ views. The MEP has also proposed more demanding requirements in relation to the pay policies of financial market participants, saying they should be used “as a mechanism to avoid unwanted sustainability risks and to encourage sustainable investments”.Under his version of the regulation, executive directors of financial market participants would be required to “set out sustainable investment targets of minimum 50%” when establishing performance measurement criteria for variable pay.The targets could be based on achieving objectives in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals.Under’s Tang’s version of the Commission’s legislative proposal, financial market participants would also face broader disclosure requirements.Other members of the European Parliament’s ECON committee have until 19 September to table their own amendments to the Commission’s proposal. The MEPs will then negotiate on the committee’s position, with a vote scheduled to take place on 5 November.last_img read more

A Whitsundays island could be yours for the price of a Fig Tree Pocket home

first_imgInside the main residence. How one agent is worming himself into the market The island has its own 700ft runway to cater for small aircraft or helicopter from either Airlie Beach or Bowen. The island has a large home facing the Coral Sea with a second house that was built in the late 1800s. “Being in his nineties, he’s had enough, he’s going to hang around Melbourne and live out his years there I guess.” MORE: Late bookmarker’s home a hot ticket The island was first developed as a commercial property in the 1800s and still has some evidence of its former existence. How Kylie Jenner is cashing in Claudia Karvan warehouse for sale But neither of those options are located on the Great Barrier Reef, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Australian Islands island and resort specialist Richard Vanhoff said he had already received hundreds of inquiries since the property launched on Monday (October 15).“We’ve had probably well over 1000 inquires so far, which has been huge,” Mr Vanhoff said. More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020He said the property, now zoned residential, once had a commercial operation as the first place in Queensland to store frozen meat to be distributed internationally. Its deep water access meant large vessels could call in to collect meat to distribute it up and down the coast and even go overseas. “They live in Melbourne and the kids now no longer want to trek that far to the island, which is often the case with islands, it’s the kids that end up determining whether they keep them or they move them on. MORE: Property market hit by the Tinder effect Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:48Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:48 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels432p432p288p288p216p216p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis 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.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenPoole Island01:49FOR the median price of house in Fig Tree Pocket in Brisbane, or Minyama on the Sunshine Coast, you can purchase an entire island at the Whitsundays.The 20ha Poole Island has been offered to the market for the first time in 40 years, and you can pick it up for just $1.2 million.To put that in perspective, a one-bedroom unit in Sydney is on the market for $1.16 million.You get a bit more bang for your buck in Melbourne, with a three bedroom unit up for grabs for $1.15 million. “It was quite a substantial operation on the island and it was very exciting,” he saidMr Vanhoff said the 93-year-old owner put the island up for sale as his family no longer visited it.“It’s a place where he brought up his children for holidays and it’s just a family island,” he said. Poole Island in the Whitsundays has hit the market at $1.2 million.Poole Island comes complete with two homes and sheds, an aircraft runway and handmade rock swimming pool.Buyers will have their first opportunity to inspect the island late this Sunday, October 21 and then again on Tuesday, October 23.last_img read more

Married people are happier and fatter

first_imgStuff.co 24 October 2013Want to live a long life? Get married.Study after study has shown that married people, particularly married men, live significantly longer than their single friends. Some of the research is overall correlation, while other studies look at specific diseases and possible mechanisms. Doctors at Harvard tossed some more data on the pile last month, showing that married patients were more likely to identify cancer in its early stages and less likely to die from the disease than their unmarried peers. Epidemiologists refer to the well-established correlation between marriage and longevity as the “marriage protection hypothesis.”The marriage protection hypothesis isn’t entirely surprising. Unlike the connection between alcohol and longevity, which still lacks a fully coherent explanation, there are a handful of intuitive and attractive reasons why marriage might extend your life.Having a family gives people something to live for, which may discourage risky behaviours like smoking and riding a motorcycle. Married men commit suicide at lower rates than singles, possibly for the same reason. Your spouse may urge you to get a mammogram, wear sunscreen or have that worrisome mole checked out. A life partner provides an outlet to discuss personal stresses. (One medical argument in favour of the legalisation of same-sex marriage is that gay people have significantly lower stress levels when married.) Married people may remain more intellectually engaged with others, which helps avoid dementia. And healthy people may be more likely to attract a mate and marry than unhealthy people.It’s not all good news for married people, though: marriage also increases obesity rates. Getting married raises the risk of a woman becoming overweight by 3.9 percentage points compared to peers who did not marry, and marriage increases her risk of obesity by 1.4 percentage points. The effect is more pronounced for men. Married men see a 6.1 percentage point rise in the risk of becoming overweight and a 3.3 percentage point increase in the risk of obesity.http://www.stuff.co.nz/life-style/love-sex/9321124/Married-people-are-happier-and-fatterlast_img read more

Thousands of Kiwi students suspended for drug use

first_imgStuff co.nz 27 December 2017Family First Comment: “…principals say it’s mostly marijuana – and small amounts of it – that get students into trouble.They’re unapologetic about the numbers of suspensions and say all schools should have a zero tolerance approach.”Exactly. Bet they’re nervous about the agenda of the Greens to legalise recreational dope – and so they should be. We all should be.Thousands of Kiwi kids have been suspended over the past five years for having drugs at school.It’s mainly the drug that has many names; cannabis, dak, ganja, weed, pot, herb, green, kakariki, bud, chronic.But there’s only one name for what happens when students get caught using it – suspension.Data released under the Official Information Act reveals 3177 state school students were suspended for drug use between 2012 and 2016.Students in the Auckland region had the highest number of suspensions – 755 over the past five years – but it’s also the region that has the largest number of schools.At the other end of the scale, seven students on the West Coast were suspended for drug use.And it’s not just high school students that are copping a suspension.Primary school pupils – 287 of them over five years – have been suspended, too.The figure for students suspended from private schools is unknown because they’re not covered under the act.READ MORE: http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/education/98429916/thousands-of-kiwi-students-suspended-for-drug-uselast_img read more

March 17, 2018 Police Blotter

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Here’s how Europe’s top leagues will end following Ligue 1’s example

first_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Lazio’s surprising title push would be ended as Juventus would take the Scudetto, while Inter and Atalanta would both return to next season’s Champions League.The Europa League places would go to Roma and a resurgent Napoli.Lecce, SPAL and Brescia would fall into Serie B, harshly for the Pugliese who have as many points as Genoa in 17th, with Benevento, Crotone and Frosinone to come up in their place. If Spain followed suit then Barcelona would be champions, with Real Madrid, Sevilla and Real Sociedad qualifying for the Champions League.Getafe and Atletico Madrid would play in the 2020/21 Europa League.Leganes, Real Mallorca and Espanyol would drop into the second division, with Cadiz and Real Zaragoza coming up, while Almeria would be the most likely to come up as the third team. France’s Ligue 1 has already decided their 2019/20 champion, European qualifiers and promoted and relegated teams after it was decided that the season should be ended.They did so using a formula that took points per game.While it’s unlikely that this formula will be repeated for all of Europe’s top divisions, we have looked at what that would look like if they were to follow the same path.Paris Saint-Germain are champions again, while Marseille and Rennes will join them in the Champions League.Lille, Reims and Nice are in the Europa League, while Amiens and Toulouse are relegated with Loirent and Lens coming up in their place.center_img Promoted Content20 Completely Unexpected Facts About ‘The Big Bang Theory’Couples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsThe Biggest Cities In The World So FarWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?10 Body Features That Are Extremely Rare But Very Remarkable Bayern Munich would be champions again ahead of Champions League qualifiers Borussia Dortmund, RB Leipzig and Borussia Monchengladbach.Bayer Leverkusen and Schalke would play in the Europa League.Werder Bremen and Paderborn are placed to drop down a division, with Bielefeld and Stuttgart coming up. Runaway leaders Liverpool would finally be crowned champions after a 30-year wait, with Manchester City, Leicester and Chelsea joining them in the Champions League.Manchester United and Wolves would make it into Europe as well.Read Also: Aguero reveals what will make Messi leave Barcelona this summerBournemouth, Aston Villa and Norwich City would face relegation, while Leeds, West Brom and Fulham would come up in their place.last_img read more

IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National Point Standings through Feb. 29

first_imgSmiley’s Racing Products Southern SportMods – 1. Dean Abbey, Roanoke, Texas, 230; 2. Kevin Manning, Colleyville, Texas, 156; 3. Gregory Muirhead, Mabank, Texas, 152; 4. Damon Hammond, Burleson, Texas, 149; 5. Kevin Ward, Abilene, Texas, 139; 6. Gabe Tucker, Carbon, Texas, 120; 7. Christopher Stewart, Tatum, N.M., and Mark Patterson, Merkel, Texas, both 119; 9. Kaden Honeycutt, Aledo, Texas, and Brandon Blake, Odessa, Texas, both 110; 11. Brantley Beatty, Lubbock, Texas, 92; 12. James Skinner, Burleson, Texas, 90; 13. Danny Cavanagh, Fort Worth, Texas, 85; 14. John “Jay” Coone, Weatherford, Texas, 81; 15. Jake Upchurch, Red Oak, Texas, and Kale Westover, Altus, Okla., both 75; 17. Lawrence Mikulencak, Corpus Christi, Texas, 69; 18. G.W. Egbert IV, Belton, Texas, 68; 19. Matt Mueller, Stamford, Texas, 67; 20. Jason Cook, Grand Prairie, Texas, 65. Junior National Championship – 1. Raymond Doyle, Chandler, Ariz., 359; 2. Kollin Hibdon, Pahrump, Nev., 341; 3. Justin Erickson, Glendale, Ariz., 295; 4. Chandler Dodge, Casa Grande, Ariz., 273; 5. Michael Thing, Campo, Calif., 233; 6. Jerry Flippo, Bakersfield, Calif., 161; 7. Brock Rogers, Yuma, Ariz., 120; 8. Kaden Honeycutt, Aledo, Texas, 110; 9. Jake Pike, Pahrump, Nev., 100; 10. T.J. Wyman, Laveen, Ariz., 94; 11. Abby Meulebroeck, Gilbert, Ariz., 74; 12. Dann E. Perry III, Laughlin, Nev., 70; 13. Cameron Williams, Mohave Valley, Ariz., 58; 14. Matthew Day, Farmersville, Texas, 57; 15. Jerrett Bransom, Burleson, Texas, and Dylan Thornton, Santa Maria, Calif., both 49; 17. Zachary Taylor, Irving, Texas, and Colby Thornhill, Enumclaw, Wash., both 37; 19. Jack Bransom, Burleson, Texas, 36; 20. Connor Danell, Visalia, Calif., 35. IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars – 1. Chanse Hollatz, Clear Lake, Iowa, 562; 2. Cody Center, Mesa, Ariz., 425; 3. Brendon LaBatte, Noonan, N.D., 409; 4. Raymond Doyle, Chandler, Ariz., 359; 5. Andy Altenburg, Truman, Minn., 342; 6. Aaron Spangler, Dove Creek, Colo., 337; 7. Leslie Gill, Odessa, Texas, 324; 8. J.C. Parmeley, Peoria, Ariz., 319; 9. Irvin Kevin Roberts, Gresham, Ore., 307; 10. Steffan Carey, Bloomfield, N.M., 305; 11. Westin Abbey, Comanche, Texas, 261; 12. Derek Green, Granada, Minn., 260; 13. Ty Warner, Glendale, Ariz., 251; 14. Ricky Thornton Jr., Adel, Iowa, 239; 15. Troy Jerovetz, Iowa Falls, Iowa, 224; 16. Lonnie Foss, Glendale, Ariz., 223; 17. Dennis Losing, Apache Junction, Ariz., 222; 18. Jeffrey Abbey, Comanche, Texas, 218; 19. Jason Josselyn, Alamogordo, N.M., 217; 20. Gene Henrie, Cedar City, Utah, 213. IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars – 1. Brendan Warmerdam, Lemoore, Calif., 40; 2. Rob Solomon, Fresno, Calif., 39; 3. Grant Champlin, Hanford, Calif., 38; 4. Colby Thornhill, Enumclaw, Wash., 37; 5. Mike Schott, Tulare, Calif., 36; 6. Connor Danell, Visalia, Calif., 35; 7. Michael Pombo, Easton, Calif., 34; 8. Albert Pombo, Fresno, Calif., 33; 9. Brooklyn Holland, Fresno, Calif., 32; 10. Rick Bray, Fresno, Calif., 31; 11. Gordon Rodgers, Winton, Calif., 29; 12. Jacob Pacheco, San Martin, Calif., 28; 13. Philip Heynen, Visalia, Calif., 27; 14. Benjamin Catron, Fresno, Calif., 26; 15. Blaine Fagundes, Hanford, Calif., 24; 16. Lance Jackson, Kingsburg, Calif., 22; 17. Steven Wenzel, Clovis, Calif., 21; 18. Sean Quinn, Clovis, Calif., 20; 19. Mauro Simone, Fresno, Calif., 19. IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks – 1. Brad King, New Town, N.D., 451; 2. Jason Duggins, Farmington, N.M., 356; 3. Steve Bitting, Phoenix, Ariz., 296; 4. Paul O’Connor, Surprise, Ariz., 281; 5. Chandler Dodge, Casa Grande, Ariz., 273; 6. Joshua Cordova, Yuma, Ariz., 267; 7. Scott Tenney, Yuma, Ariz., 256; 8. Jason Beshears, Yuma, Ariz., 244; 9. Tim Gonska, Brainerd, Minn., 237; 10. Jason Penny, Yuma, Ariz., 236; 11. James Robinson, Yuma, Ariz., 228; 12. Francisco Cordova, Yuma, Ariz., 217; 13. Ron Roe, Phoenix, Ariz., 196; 14. Andrew Pearce, Meadow, Utah, 175; 15. Oscar Duarte, Yuma, Ariz., 174; 16. David Callis, Yuma, Ariz., 139; 17. Kyle Williams, Glendale, Ariz., 138; 18. Charles McDaniel, Phoenix, Ariz., 128; 19. Eric Knutson, Slater, Iowa, and Rick Hibbard, Yuma, Ariz., both 113. center_img Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods – 1. Taylor Kuehl, Cave Creek, Ariz., 549; 2. Cody Thompson, Sioux City, Iowa, 511; 3. Clay Erickson, Glendale, Ariz., 392; 4. Shelby Frye, Casa Grande, Ariz., 383; 5. Mark Madrid, Laveen, Ariz., 369; 6. Ty Rogers, Somerton, Ariz., 341; 7. Camron Spangler, Dove Creek, Colo., and David Pitt, Rock Springs, Wy., both 307; 9. Chris Toth, Holtville, Calif., 300; 10. Michael Wells, Pahrump, Nev., 298; 11. Justin Erickson, Glendale, Ariz., 295; 12. Miles Morris, Yuma, Ariz., 288; 13. Manny Baldiviez, Yuma, Ariz., 265; 14. Slade Pitt, Rock Springs, Wy., 261; 15. Kyle Salo, Peoria, Ariz., 253; 16. Brian J. Carey, Aztec, N.M., 234; 17. Jimmy Davy, Yuma, Ariz., 230; 18. Tate Johnson, Homestead, Mont., 214; 19. Darin Center, Mesa, Ariz., 213; 20. Ron Schreiner, Tucson, Ariz., 212. IMCA Modifieds – 1. Chaz Baca, Mesa, Ariz., 649; 2. Alex Stanford, Chowchilla, Calif., 491; 3. Ricky Thornton Jr., Adel, Iowa, 432; 4. Jeff Taylor, Cave City, Ark., 387; 5. Lance Mari, Imperial, Calif., 382; 6. Zachary Madrid, Phoenix, Ariz., 357; 7. Tim Ward, Chandler, Ariz., 348; 8. Kollin Hibdon, Pahrump, Nev., 341; 9. Jake O’Neil, Tucson, Ariz., 336; 10. Casey Arneson, Fargo, N.D., 335; 11. Braxton Yeager, Green River, Wy., 286; 12. Spencer Wilson, Minot, N.D., 272; 13. Jason Noll, Peoria, Ariz., 256; 14. Bricen James, Albany, Ore., 249; 15. Ryan Roath, Peoria, Ariz., 248; 16. Joey Price, Great Falls, Mont., 243; 17. Jesse Sobbing, Malvern, Iowa, 238; 18. Michael Thing, Campo, Calif., and Bill Miller, Yuma, Ariz., both 233; 20. Marlyn Seidler, Underwood, N.D., 231. Mach-1 Sport Compacts – 1. Darren Sage, Yuma, Ariz., 101; 2. Billy Ayres, Glendale, Ariz., 100; 3. Jacquelyn Parmeley, Phoenix, Ariz., 96; 4. Steven Bevills, Granbury, Texas, 80; 5. Steve Riojas, Waxahachie, Texas, 77; 6. Bondy Cannon, Mineral Wells, Texas, 69; 7. Kaleb Watson, Mineral Wells, Texas, 61; 8. Harold Clifton, Stephenville, Texas, 55; 9. Frank Cordova, Yuma, Ariz., 40; 10. Jesse James, Yuma, Ariz., 39; 11. Anthony Vandenberg, Dublin, Texas, and Ryan McNaughton, Yuma, Ariz., both 38; 13. Zachary Taylor, Irving, Texas, 37; 14. Jack Bransom, Burleson, Texas, Howard Watson, Weatherford, Texas, and Matthew Schlamann, Yuma, Ariz., each 36; 17. Dylan Rivers, Irving, Texas, and Zachary Kelly, Yuma, Ariz., both 34; 19. Patrick Miller, Rhome, Texas, 33; 20. Mike Smith, Mansfield, Texas, 32.last_img read more

Downing should oversee Hull clash

first_img And Press Association Sport understands the anticipation is that Downing will still be in that position come the visit of Hull to The Hawthorns this weekend. In that match, West Brom will be looking to halt a losing streak that extended to four games with the 1-0 defeat at Cardiff on Saturday which preceded the confirmation of Clarke’s dismissal. Albion are 16th in the table, two points clear of the relegation zone, and have won only seven of their 34 top-flight games in 2013. The club are not making any comment regarding who their new permanent boss might be, but various people have been linked with the vacancy since Clarke’s departure. Prominent among them are Roberto Di Matteo – who guided West Brom into the top flight in 2010, was sacked by them in February 2011 and then went on to win the FA Cup and Champions League during a stint in charge at Chelsea in 2012 – and ex-Albion player Martin Jol, recently dismissed from his post as manager of Fulham. Others being mentioned as possible candidates are Molde boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, ex-Schalke coach Ralf Rangnick, Real Madrid assistant coach Paul Clement, Mike Phelan – most recently Sir Alex Ferguson’s assistant at Manchester United – and ex-Blackburn boss Michael Appleton, who has managed Albion on a caretaker basis before. Both of the latter pair are also former Baggies players. Clarke was appointed as West Brom’s head coach in June 2012 – taking on his first managerial role – and went on to guide them to their highest-ever Premier League finish of eighth last season. The 48-year-old is overseeing first-team affairs following Albion’s decision to sack head coach Steve Clarke and his assistant Kevin Keen. In their statement announcing the news on Saturday, the Baggies gave no indication of how long they might take to appoint Clarke’s successor, saying simply that joint-assistant head coach Downing would assume control “whilst the club considers all available options”. Albion lost the services of their 2012-13 top-scorer over the summer when Romelu Lukaku’s loan spell with them ended, and the players subsequently added to the Baggies attack have not really truly sparkled. Nonetheless, the club managed to achieve some notable results this term, such as a 2-1 win at Manchester United and a 2-2 draw at Chelsea. Giving his reaction to Clarke’s dismissal, former West Brom player Cyrille Regis, quoted by the Birmingham Mail, said: “I am shocked – I didn’t see that coming at all. “If you’re looking at the bigger picture then I thought he might get longer but it shows the pressures of staying in the Premier League. “Certain players haven’t come to the level that was expected either, which didn’t help him. “Martin Jol would be a strong candidate. He knows the club, he knows the continental system Albion have in place and he’ll know the parameters Albion work under because he had them at Fulham. “He’s managed at the top level across Europe so he ticks many boxes.” Regis, who played for Albion at the same time as Jol, added: “I think with the position Albion are in they need a ‘been there, done that’ manager. “It needs someone with experience to stop the slide.” Meanwhile, it is understood that West Brom will be dealing with Saido Berahino internally, with it looking likely that he will be disciplined, after a foul-mouthed message was posted on the Albion striker’s official Twitter account. The message, which appeared on Saturday after news of Clarke’s sacking broke, said: “Wow i cant believe it, that’s f****** s***!!!!” A subsequent message appeared saying: “By the way i apologise for my last tweet. This was related to a personal issue and nothing else. Please don’t take the wrong way.” Another then said “I just had a flat tyre”, accompanied by a picture of one. Both that message and the first one have been deleted. Keith Downing is expected to be in charge of the West Brom first team for Saturday’s Barclays Premier League clash with Hull. Press Associationlast_img read more