Arsenal could be stuck with Shkodran Mustafi having received no formal transfer offers

first_imgAdvertisement Advertisement Arsenal are interested in signing Dayot Upamecano (Picture: Getty)With Rob Holding still at least a month away from being in contention for first team action, Arsenal are in dire need of defensive reinforcements but what remains of their transfer budget is unlikely, at this stage, to be boosted by Mustafi’s sale.According to the BBC, Arsenal are yet to receive concrete interest from any club, while Mustafi is determined to stay and fight for his place.Arsenal have already seen a loan offer for Juventus’ Italy international Daniele Rugani rejected and are struggling to raise the funds required to tempt RB Leipzig into selling £55m-rated Dayot Upamecano.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Arsenal are keen to sell Shkodran Mustafi (Picture: Getty)Arsenal could be lumbered with Shkodran Mustafi having received no formal offers for the error-prone centre-half.Arsene Wenger sanctioned the £35million signing of the Germany international three years ago but his performances have deteriorated to such an extend that he is currently close to being unselectable.A section of supporters booed the former Valencia defender after he was introduced as a second half substitute against Lyon 10 days ago and almost immediately committed an error which led to Moussa Dembele’s winning goal.Mustafi was limited to just four minutes of action against Barcelona on Sunday but was again at fault, failing to detect the run of Luis Saurez and allowing the Uruguay international to score the goal which denied Arsenal a morale boosting draw.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 begin their Premier League campaign against Newcastle on Sunday and are likely to line-up with Sokratis Papastathopoulos and Calum Chambers at the heart of their defence with Unai Emery set to revert to a flat back four, having largely operated with a 3-5-2 formation last term.Club captain Laurent Koscielny is on the verge of finalising his acrimonious departure and signing for Bordeuax, while summer recruit William Saliba has been loaned back to Saint-Etienne for another 12 months. Arsenal could be stuck with Shkodran Mustafi having received no formal transfer offers Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 6 Aug 2019 12:06 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link673Shares Commentlast_img read more

Commonwealth Secretariat in collaboration with the Government of Dominica hosts three day retreat for the members of Cabinet and Permanent Secretaries

first_img Share 55 Views   no discussions Share Dr. Joan Nwasike – Acting Head of Section Regional Programmes and Adviser (Caribbean Region) of Governance & Institutional Development DivisionThe Governance and Institutional Development Division of the Commonwealth Secretariat in collaboration with the Government of Dominica will host a three day retreat for the members of Cabinet and Permanent Secretaries from Wednesday August 3rd to Friday September 2, 2011 at Fort Young Hotel.Since 2007, the Commonwealth Secretariat’s Governance and Institutional Development Division has been conducting high level retreats for governments in the Caribbean and African regions to strengthen the effectiveness of cabinet offices in their coordination role and support a more enabling environment for policy making at the centre of government.The retreat is designed and structured over the course of three days.One day will be spent on to be spent on cabinet, one day on the Permanent Secretaries and one day on the combined group to address issues related portfolio coordination and the policy and bill process.According to a press release, the objectives of this retreat are:– To clarify roles and responsibilities of Ministers and Permanent Secretaries in order to support an effective political-administrative interface and minimize perceived conflicts of interest between political appointees and technical/permanent civil servants.– To understand the role of Cabinet in terms of its collective responsibility and the implications of this for Cabinet members– To strengthen the role of the Cabinet Secretary.– To advise on and influence the strengthening of the Cabinet Office as a key to institution at the centre of government and a crucial player in policy-making processes.– To create a ministerial enabling environment.Facilitators of the Retreat include Mr. Wendell Mottley, a former Minister of Government of Trinidad and Tobago, Mr. Carl Greenidge, CFTC Technical Adviser to the Caribbean Regional Machinery and Mrs. Segametsi Mothibatsela, Consultant from the CARICOM Secretariat.By: Emmanuel H. JosephGovernment Information Service Tweetcenter_img Sharing is caring! Share LocalNews Commonwealth Secretariat in collaboration with the Government of Dominica hosts three day retreat for the members of Cabinet and Permanent Secretaries by: – August 31, 2011last_img read more

BCEF approves innovative grant program

first_imgBatesville, In. — Football safety caps, dual language immersion media materials, and STEM training for the Batesville High School (BHS) agriculture teacher were chosen by the board of the Batesville Community Education Foundation (BCEF) in April as it awarded $5,000 in grants to the Batesville Community School Corporation (BCSC), according to BCEF executive director Anne Wilson.“From sports concussions to bilingual students to anything STEM — all of these grant ideas involve programs that are in the headlines on a regular basis,” Wilson said. “It’s the mission of BCEF to fund ideas that are not only innovative but also ones that are vital to the success of the students. These proposals support BCSC in its quest to be difference makers and leaders in all areas.”In an effort to prevent concussions in the middle school and high school football programs, BHS football coach Evan Ulery and BCSC Athletic Director Bryan Helvie received $2,000 from BCEF for the purchase of 50 football safety caps. These caps, strapped to the outer shell of the helmet, are an extra layer of protection and will be used during any practices that involve the players wearing helmets to primarily help reduce trauma to the head.“This proactive approach to player safety becomes not only a performance issue but also an educational opportunity,” added BHS principal Andy Allen. “Batesville football can become a leader in player safety through this unique investment.”“This grant will make Batesville the only school system in our area with these cutting-edge safety caps,” Ulery said. “The Batesville football program hopes to raise an additional $2,000 to match the BCEF grant and double the grant’s impact.”The innovative BCSC Dual Language Immersion (DLI) program in Mandarin Chinese received $500 in funds from BCEF for purchase of media materials in foreign languages.  This grant was a first for BCEF, as it was proposed by parents of the students currently in the program, including parent Kendra Basler, who served as grant writer with input from BCSC librarian Rachael Berkemeier and media specialist Anne Amrhein.“Many people do not realize that any community member can submit a grant request to BCEF on behalf of BCSC students,” Wilson said. “This grant proposal was submitted by a group of involved parents who saw a need and took action. The DLI program that is expanding every year at BCSC is the only one of its kind in our state. Our foundation is pleased to be able to provide funding to supplement this program’s media offerings.”A new type of grant was added this year, thanks to direct sponsorship by Hillenbrand and Batesville Casket. Each spring, one BCSC teacher will be awarded $2500 for a STEM-related grant.  The 2018 grant was awarded to BHS agriculture teacher Cassie Wallpe, who will be attending a STEM-based training event this summer in the area of Principles of Agriscience-Plants.“The knowledge I will be able to gain through this ten-day training will allow classroom success beyond the core standards,” Wallpe said. “Using these STEM skills, my students will be able to perform weekly hands-on labs that will give them a distinct understanding of soil properties, uses, and deficiencies.”“STEM-related learning is a hot topic today,” Wilson added. “We were pleased to be able to assist this teacher in her quest to bring more STEM-based learning to the students in the agricultural programs. We want to acknowledge Hillenbrand and Batesville Casket’s financial support and leadership in bringing this new grant to BCEF.”BCEF is a non-profit foundation that supports the Batesville Community School Corporation by providing additional funds for innovative learning opportunities. Anyone wanting more information about BCEF and its programs may contact Wilson at or 812-934-2194.last_img read more