Paris Saint-Germain reignite interest in Arsenal’s Matteo Guendouzi and are willing to offer Julian Draxler in swap deal

first_imgPSG are willing to let Draxler come the other way (Picture: Getty Images)It now seems that the 21-year-old will be given a clean slate at the north London club, with Mikel Arteta finally allowing the midfielder to return to training.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTBut, L’Equipe now claim that PSG are considering signing Guendouzi and could use Draxler as part of a swap deal.The Germany international is due to become a free agent when his deal expires next summer and the Ligue 1 side are open to selling him in this transfer window.Draxler has been linked with the likes of Leeds United and Bayer Leverkusen, but the 26-year-old is said to be keen on remaining in France.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 ArsenalArteta remarked prior to the Community Shield victory over Liverpool that all players begin the new season ‘from zero’.When asked what he told Guendouzi before the start of the campaign, the Spaniard said: ‘I’ve told him exactly that. That he’ll be part of the team and at the moment he’s like any other player in our squad.‘He deserves to be treated exactly the same and I will do that to my best capability.’MORE: Mikel Arteta finally allows Matteo Guendouzi to return to Arsenal trainingMORE: Emiliano Martinez turns down Arsenal contract with Aston Villa offering better termsFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and InstagramFor more stories like this, check our sport page Comment Metro Sport ReporterThursday 10 Sep 2020 12:02 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link3.2kShares Guendouzi has been allowed back into training (Picture: Getty Images)Paris Saint-Germain are willing to offer Julian Draxler as part of a swap deal to sign Arsenal’s Matteo Guendouzi, according to reports.The Frenchman was axed from the Gunners squad last season for grabbing Neal Maupay by the neck following a defeat to Brighton in June.Guendouzi didn’t feature again for the remainder of the campaign, prompting speculation of a move away from the Emirates. PSG were originally one of the teams linked, however, recent reports indicated that the French champions snubbed the chance to sign the youngster. Paris Saint-Germain reignite interest in Arsenal’s Matteo Guendouzi and are willing to offer Julian Draxler in swap deal Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

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Ellsworth High School releases 2018 fall sports schedule

first_imgELLSWORTH — The start of the new school year is still six weeks away, but athletes at Ellsworth High School now know when and where they’ll be playing when the 2018-19 fall sports season begins.Ellsworth released schedules for football, soccer, volleyball, golf and cross-country last week. Games and matches are set to begin in late August with regular season games being held through October and the playoffs wrapping up in December.Teams are eligible to begin practice at midnight Aug. 13. Below is a list of Ellsworth’s regular season events.FootballThis is placeholder textThis is placeholder textEllsworth/Sumner football qualified for the playoffs for the first time in 2017, and the Eagles will be trying to make it back again this year.The Eagles open at home Aug. 31 against Dexter before taking on Orono, Washington Academy and Stearns/Schenck, teams they beat by a combined 116 points last season. The back half of the schedule includes the program’s first meeting with Foxcroft and a road contest against Bucksport.Game 1: 7 p.m. Aug. 31, vs. DexterGame 2: 7 p.m. Sept. 7, @ OronoGame 3: 7 p.m. Sept. 14, @ Washington AcademyGame 4: 7 p.m. Sept. 21, vs. Stearns/SchenckGame 5: 7 p.m. Sept. 28, vs. FoxcroftGame 6: 1 p.m. Oct. 6, @ Mount ViewGame 7: 7 p.m. Oct. 12, vs. Mattanawcook AcademyGame 8: 7 p.m. Oct. 19, @ BucksportBoys’ soccerThe Ellsworth boys’ soccer team made the regional quarterfinals last year before losing to eventual Class B North runner-up Washington Academy. The Eagles will open this season on the road against Presque Isle and will also play two games apiece against local rivals Mount Desert Island and George Stevens Academy.Game 1: 3 p.m. Sept. 1, @ Presque IsleGame 2: 6 p.m. Sept. 4, vs. BelfastGame 3: 11 a.m. Sept. 8, @ Mount ViewGame 4: 6 p.m. Sept. 10, vs. George Stevens AcademyGame 5: 6 p.m. Sept. 12, vs. Washington AcademyGame 6: 6 p.m. Sept. 17, @ Mount Desert IslandGame 7: 6 p.m. Sept. 19, vs. Old TownGame 8: 11 a.m. Sept. 22, @ HermonGame 9: 6 p.m. Sept. 24, vs. John BapstGame 10: 4 p.m. Oct. 1, @ GSAGame 11: 4 p.m. Oct. 3, vs. CaribouGame 12: 1 p.m. Oct. 6, @ FoxcroftGame 13: 4 p.m. Oct. 10, @ Washington AcademyGame 14: 6 p.m. Oct. 15, vs. MDIGirls’ soccerLast season, Ellsworth snapped a winless streak of 22 games dating back to Sept. 25, 2015, when it beat Belfast in its second game of the year. The Eagles, who graduated just three players from that 2017 squad, open the season Aug. 30 when they host Old Town.Game 1: 6 p.m. Aug. 30, vs. Old TownGame 2: 1 p.m. Sept. 1, @ Presque IsleGame 3: 6 p.m. Sept. 5, vs. BelfastGame 4: 10 a.m. Sept. 8, vs. Mount ViewGame 5: 6 p.m. Sept. 11, vs. GSAGame 6: 6 p.m. Sept. 13, vs. Washington AcademyGame 7: 6 p.m. Sept. 18, @ MDIGame 8: 6 p.m. Sept. 25, vs. John BapstGame 9: 11 a.m. Sept. 29, @ HermonGame 10: 4 p.m. Oct. 2, @ GSAGame 11: 4 p.m. Oct. 4, vs. CaribouGame 12: 4 p.m. Oct. 6, @ FoxcroftGame 13: 11 a.m. Oct 11, @ Washington AcademyGame 14: 6 p.m. Oct. 16, vs. MDIVolleyballEllsworth volleyball earned the No. 7 seed in the Class B playoffs last year in Jamie Calandro’s first season as head coach. The team will open its 2018 season at home against Washington Academy.Match 1: 5:15 p.m. Sept. 6, vs. Washington AcademyMatch 2: TBD, vs. GardinerMatch 3: 6:30 p.m. Sept. 10, @ BrewerMatch 4: 11:30 a.m. Sept. 15, @ ConyMatch 5: 5:30 p.m. Sept. 17, vs. SumnerMatch 6: 5:30 p.m. Sept. 20, @ Washington AcademyMatch 7: 5:30 p.m. Sept. 26, vs. MDIMatch 8: 5:30 p.m. Oct. 2, vs. BrewerMatch 9: 5:30 p.m. Oct. 4, @ SumnerMatch 10: 5:30 p.m. Oct. 5, vs. GorhamMatch 11: 5:30 p.m. Oct. 10, @ MDIMatch 12: 5:30 p.m. Oct. 11, vs. BucksportMatch 13: 11:30 a.m. Oct. 13, @ GardinerMatch 14: 5:30 p.m. Oct. 16, @ BucksportCross-countryIt was a strong 2017 season for the Ellsworth cross-country team as the girls’ team took fifth overall at the Class B state championships and the boys took eighth place at regionals. The team opens the season Sept. 1 when it hosts the Ellsworth Invitational.Meet 1: 11 a.m. Sept. 1, Ellsworth InvitationalMeet 2: 1 p.m. Sept. 8, Caribou InvitationalMeet 3: 4 p.m. Sept. 14, GSA InvitationalMeet 4: 1 p.m. Sept. 22, Old Town InvitationalMeet 5: 11 a.m. Sept. 29, Festival of Champions (Belfast hosts)Meet 6: 4 p.m. Oct. 5, Hancock County championships (hosting)Meet 7: noon Oct. 13, Penobscot Valley Conference championships (Presque Isle hosts)Meet 8: 11 a.m. Oct. 20, Class B North championships (Belfast hosts)Meet 9: 11 a.m. Oct. 27, Class B championships (Belfast hosts)GolfThe Ellsworth golf team will be the first to start its 2018 season when it does so at home Aug. 24 against Old Town, GSA and Machias. The golf season will also be the first to conclude with the Eagles playing their final match on the road Sept. 21 against Penobscot Valley, Carlisle and Foxcroft.Match 1: 4 p.m. Aug. 24, vs. Old Town, GSA, MachiasMatch 2: 4 p.m. Aug. 28, @ Hermon (Bucksport, Sumner also competing)Match 3: 4 p.m. Aug. 30, @ Orono (John Bapst, Dexter also competing)Match 4: 4 p.m. Sept. 4, @ Calais (Bucksport, MDI also competing)Match 5: 4 p.m. Sept. 7, vs. Sumner, CalaisMatch 6: 4 p.m. Sept. 10, vs. Carlisle, FoxcroftMatch 7: 4 p.m. Sept. 12, @ Old Town (Bucksport, Sumner also competing)Match 8: 4 p.m. Sept. 14, @ HermonMatch 9: 4 p.m. Sept. 17, @ John Bapst (Dexter, Houlton also competing)Match 10: 4 p.m. Sept. 19, @ Bucksport (MDI, GSA also competing)Match 11: 4 p.m. Sept. 21, @ Penobscot Valley (Carlisle, Foxcroft also competing) MPA approves golf, XC, field hockey, soccer; football, volleyball moved to spring – September 10, 2020 Latest Posts Bio Latest posts by Mike Mandell (see all)center_img Ellsworth runners compete in virtual Boston Marathon – September 16, 2020 Mike MandellMike Mandell is the sports editor at The Ellsworth American and Mount Desert Islander. 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Second transfer window opens Monday

first_imgThe second Transfer Window for the Glo Premier League opens Monday, 10th December for all clubs in the league.The Premier League Board confirmed that the registration of players can be done for both regular and reserve sides during this period.The transfer window will close two days after the first round of the league at 5pm on 8th January, 2013.last_img

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DeMarco Announces Plans to Leave FHFA

first_img Edward DeMarco Fannie Mae FHFA Freddie Mac Mel Watt 2014-03-25 Tory Barringer DeMarco,DeMarco Announces Plans to Leave FHFA After serving the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) for nearly six years, former acting director and current senior deputy director Edward DeMarco announced his intent to part ways with the agency at the end of April.DeMarco confirmed his departure plans in a letter directed to current agency director Mel Watt.“I appreciate your invitation to assist you with the recent leadership transition and I have been pleased to do so,” the message reads in part. “With the transition now well along, I believe the time has come for me to seek other opportunities.”He made no announcements about his future plans.DeMarco’s 28-year career as a public servant has spanned multiple agencies, including the Social Security Administration, the Department of the Treasury, the U.S. General Accounting Office, and the Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight (OFHEO), FHFA’s predecessor agency, where he served as COO and deputy director. Starting from FHFA’s inception in 2008, he worked as the agency’s COO and senior deputy director for Housing Mission and Goals.It was in 2009 that President Obama designated DeMarco as acting FHFA director, moving the former deputy into a role that made him a lightning rod in the ongoing debate over how to move housing forward after the crash.Perhaps the biggest point of contention in DeMarco’s tenure leading the agency has been his steadfast refusal to direct Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to allow principal forgiveness on troubled mortgages. He expressed his own thoughts and that of FHFA on the matter in a statement to lawmakers in 2012:“Given our multiple responsibilities to conserve the assets of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, maximize assistance to homeowners to avoid foreclosures, and minimize the expense of such assistance to taxpayers, FHFA concluded that [plans for principal reduction options] did not clearly improve foreclosure avoidance while reducing costs to taxpayers relative to the approaches in place today,” he said.While his stance attracted praise from some—including Tennessee Sen. Bob Corker, who since then has become an active voice in GSE reform—it also made him a target for irate consumers, who started petitions calling for his dismissal. (Also jumping into the fray was noted economist and liberal columnist Paul Krugman, who made his feelings known in a piece titled simply, “Fire Ed DeMarco.”)Nevertheless, DeMarco continued to stick to his policy, even in his resignation letter, noting: “FHFA has existed for less than six years and during that time has faced enormous challenges that required balancing multiple legal and policy requirements and goals.”As a closing thought, he also expressed his “earnest hope” that recent initiatives from policymakers to reform housing finance take hold.“I have publicly stated numerous times that the conservatorships of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac were never intended to be a long-term solution,” he said. “Congress must act to bring the conservatorships to an end and chart the course for a new structure for housing finance.”For his part, Watt—who separated himself from DeMarco’s style early on by suspending a prior directive to raise guarantee fees—lauded the departing deputy for his work as the agency moved from one director to another.“Ed has been an invaluable asset to FHFA and I appreciate his assistance to me during this transitional period,” Watt said in a statement. “Throughout his 28 year career as a public servant he has made many important public policy contributions grounded in his strong background in housing finance. I wish him the very best in his future endeavors.” Sharecenter_img in Daily Dose, Government, Headlines, News, Secondary Market March 25, 2014 431 Views last_img read more

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