Senate discusses USC game expectations, sexual assault

first_imgStudent Senate discussed preparations for the upcoming USC football game, sexual assault and its relation to alcohol and the “4 to 5 Movement” at its meeting Wednesday night. Athletic Director Jack Swarbrick spoke to the Senate about students’ actions and behavior during the USC night game on Oct. 22. Swarbrick said one of the reasons Notre Dame has not hosted a night game in 21 years is because of the incidents that frequently surrounded the games. However, he hopes that will change after this game. “We want to have the opportunity to do future night games because it allows us to promote the University so much more effectively,” Swarbrick said. On a game day against a popular rival with a 3:30 p.m. kickoff, approximately 2.5 million people watch the game on NBC. With a 7:30 p.m. kickoff, between 5 and 6 million people will watch, giving Notre Dame a much larger audience for its commercials, Swarbrick said. Swarbrick, who also spoke in both dining halls during the lunch hours Wednesday, said students should arrive at the Stadium “game ready,” fresh and alert. “We want to have a spectacular evening a week from Saturday when we play USC,” he said. “We want a stadium full of noise and excitement that helps us win an important game. It should be a day that celebrates Notre Dame and its values.” In order to encourage intelligent decisions before the game, Swarbrick said the University will hold more activities around campus during the day, including additional musical acts and opportunities to interact with the players. Director of Game Day Operations Mike Seamon said all post-game Masses are going to become pre-game Masses. The Mass in the Basilica will be held at 4:30 p.m. For students who are returning to campus after fall break on Saturday, Seamon said NDSP would send an email to the student body detailing the procedures for driving onto campus. “The only thing I can say is don’t come back late. If you’re coming back that day, come back early,” he said. “As the day goes on, with 100,000 people traffic is always the biggest circumstance.” Although Seamon is predicting around 105 to 120 thousand people will be on campus, he said there will be close to the normal amount of ushers and University personnel around Notre Dame. “You won’t see a noticeable increase in [Stadium personnel], but we’ll have enough there to handle the situation,” Seamon said. Seamon said the focus of the day should be keeping an eye on friends. “Our biggest network is the people around you who can take care of you,” he said. “Be a network for your friends.” He recommended the use of Notre Dame’s help line. On a game day, Seamon said students and visitors can text “Irish” to 69050, along with their location, and University personnel will be sent to that area. “If there’s an issue, anything at all, whether it’s medical or you’re a visitor and need directions, or there’s someone who’s bothering you,” he said. “It comes straight to the command center and we can dispatch resources to you right away.” Although senators inquired about the proposed student “green-out,” Swarbrick said the University is not endorsing the wearing of a particular color. Following the game day discussion, Dr. G David Moss and Sr. Sue Dunn, co-chairs of the Committee on Sexual Prevention, called on students to become more active in the fight against sexual assault. Moss emphasized the close connection between alcohol abuse and sexual violence. “On this campus last year, every incident of sexual assault that was taken to ResLife involved alcohol on the part of one or both of the parties,” Moss said. Moss said alcohol has ingrained itself in campus culture, a fact that inevitably brings up the issue of sexual assault. “When you have alcohol consumption and a physically permissive culture bad things can happen,” he said. “You have a very slim line between what is sexual aggression and sexual violence.” Dunn said the key to combating these issues is to hold discussions on the connection between alcohol and sexual assault. “What we’re really challenging people to do is to engage in honest conversation certainly among closest friends first, and then to start to mix it up,” Dunn said. The effort to raise awareness needs to come directly from student leaders, Moss said, for they are the greatest influence on their peers. “It’s going to take a lot of effort, a lot of sacrifice and a lot of you stepping up and saying we’re going to change this culture, we’re going to change this environment,” Moss said. Alex Coccia, co-president of Progressive Student Alliance (PSA), then brought up another concern of the student body — the “4 to 5 Campaign.” Coccia and members of PSA recently launched their “4 to 5 Campaign” on campus. The name comes from the statistic that four out of five people aged 18 to 30 support gay rights. Coccia said another statistic that might affect more Notre Dame students is that among all ages nationwide, 73 percent of Catholics are opposed to discrimination. “However, the problem is that when polled, those same people believe only one-third of others agree with them,” Coccia said. The goal of the movement, he said, is to move from four out of five people who support gay rights to five out of five. Coccia said the organization is currently working on the ally movement and attempting to show people that being an ally makes them part of the majority. The next steps include a larger campus awareness plan and broader awareness such as addressing the nondiscrimination clause. “You might think that in years past there have been petitions and they do this every year and it’s never successful,” he said. “But we have had some big changes in the last year.” These changes include an on-campus office for the Core Council and changes to the sexual harassment clause. “This is going to be a constant push,” Coccia said. “There’s going to be an event every week, I guarantee it, even if it’s a small event it’s just to get the word out there.”last_img read more

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Presidential election remains too close to call, likely to continue for days

first_imgMaggie Klaers | The Observer Students gather in the Dahnke Ballroom in Duncan Student Center to attend Notre Dame College Democrats election night watch.Junior Emma Dudrick, one of the co-presidents of College Democrats, said she was disappointed to watch Trump maintain a stronghold in states Democrats were hoping to flip. Since many states had not yet counted absentee or early votes at that time, around 1 a.m., Dudrick thought the results are likely to be skewed toward Trump.“Those [votes] that have yet to come in are probably going to look pretty different from the votes that have already come in,” Dudrick said.Dudrick, a native of New York, also said she was a little disappointed by the Senate races, but she was happy to see Arizona leaning to Biden.Both Dudrick and Morys agreed that there has been no clear winner as of early Wednesday morning, and it will likely take days until the results are in.“We’re not going to know tonight, and that’s okay,” Dudrick said. “It’s probably for the best. I think in a true democracy, it’s important that every single person’s vote is counted. I’m more than happy to wait a few days to make sure that every single person gets the change to have their voice heard.”Tags: 2020 election, Donald Trump, Joe Biden With several states still counting ballots, no clear winner has been determined and the 2020 presidential election is expected to continue for days.Trump secured the electoral votes of battleground states including Florida, Ohio and Iowa early Wednesday, but a number of other key states — Georgia, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Michigan — are still too close to call.Arizona was the first state to flip from its 2016 results and favor Biden over Trump.Cities across the nation are still counting ballots by mail. Officials in Pennsylvania expect most votes to be counted by Friday, and Michigan’s secretary of state said she expects finalized results to be in by Wednesday night.Trump’s Florida win was among his most significant victories. He won a number of votes in Miami-Dade County unexpectedly and gained 29 electoral votes by winning the state.As of 4:30 a.m. Wednesday, Democrats picked up Senate seats in Colorado and Arizona, but Republicans flipped Alabama and maintained a stronghold in states Democrats were hoping to break through. Democrats are expected to maintain control of the House.Speaking to supporters in Delaware early Wednesday, Biden said he remains optimistic regarding the outcome of the election. Biden also urged patience throughout the night and expressed a commitment to the democratic process.“It’s not my place or Donald Trump’s place to declare who’s won this election,” Biden said. “That’s the decision of the American people.”As his wife Jill Biden clapped and cheered beside him, Biden thanked his supporters in Delaware and across the nation.“I’m grateful to the poll workers, to our volunteers, to our canvassers,” he said.Around an hour after Biden delivered his statement, Trump addressed a room of supporters in the White House. He declared victory, though several key states had not yet been called, and made false claims regarding election results and ballot validity. He also vowed to go to the Supreme Court to stop counting ballots.“We want all voting to stop,” Trump said. “We don’t want them to find any ballots at 4 o’clock in the morning and add them to the list. This is a very sad moment, to me this is a very sad moment, and we will win this. As far as I’m concerned, we already have.”Notre Dame College Democrats and College Republicans both held election watches Tuesday night to follow along with the results in real time.Gathering in Room 102 in DeBartolo Hall, the College Republicans cheered on the incumbent as they tuned into Fox News. Sophomore Adam Morys, president of College Republicans, said he holds conservative ideals “across the board,” and he feels that while Donald Trump is not “100%” conservative, he still agrees with the president on most issues — most importantly, abortion.“[Trump’s] definitely a lot more pro-life than Joe Biden is,” Morys said.Morys thought the biggest surprise of the night was Arizona flipping to favor Biden. Despite the loss for Trump, Morys still believed the president had a path to reelection, and he expressed skepticism regarding the loss.“There’s some people who are contesting whether Arizona has really been won by Biden yet or not,” he said around 2:40 a.m. Wednesday.Morys said he enjoyed the opportunity to spend election night with his fellow members of the College Republicans.College Democrats also held an election night watch to discuss the results as they came in. The club gathered in the Dahnke Ballroom in the Duncan Student Center, and around 150 people joined the watch over the course of the night.last_img read more

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City Market, employee union reach a one-year collective bargaining agreement

first_imgSource: Onion River Co-op. Burlington, VT—July 14, 2009— Onion River Co-op Board of Directors announced the ratification of a one-year labor contract between the Co-op and the United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers Union representing the Co-op’s hourly employees.Through thoughtful and diligent negotiations, the Co-op was able to maintain fully paid single medical coverage for all full-time employees which affect the majority of City Market employees. For part-time employees, 65% of the single medical premium is paid. The Co-op medical benefits exceed those offered by competitors and other area employers according to the 2008 Hickok & Boardman benefits survey. The Co-op also plans to provide a three percent wage increase to employees and profit sharing based on quarterly sales growth.“I would like to acknowledge the fine work by the Co-op staff in continuing to control costs,” said Clem Nilan, Co-op General Manager. “It’s the combination of sales and cost control that provides the wherewithal to maintain health benefits and provide pay increases… when other businesses are seeing layoffs and cuts in benefits.”In addition to healthcare, a wage increase and profit sharing, the Co-op also offers generous paid time off, a six percent match (dollar for dollar) 401 (k) plan after one year of employment, store discounts, and much more.“City Market continues to demonstrate its commitment to the wellbeing of our employees by exercising financial prudence, while at the same time providing access to a comprehensive benefits plan,” said Nilan. “This recent contract renewal reaffirms our commitment to our employees and to the community.”The new Profit Sharing plan proposed by Co-op management will provide employees with a share in enhanced earnings if sales growth exceeds projections. For more information on employment and a detailed list of employment benefits at City Market visit www.CityMarket.coop(link is external).About City Market/Onion River Co-opThe Onion River Co-op is a consumer cooperative grocery store, with over 4000 members, selling wholesome food and other products while building a vibrant and healthy community, all in a sustainable manner. Over 60 cents out of every dollar spent at City Market stays in the Vermont economy. Located in beautiful downtown Burlington, City Market provides the area’s largest selection of local, natural and conventional foods, and over 1,700 Vermont-made products. City Market also features over 140 green products from cleaning solutions to canvas shopping bags. Visit City Market/Onion River Co-op online at www.CityMarket.coop(link is external) or call 802-861-9700.last_img read more

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FDA says firm sold peanut products before test results

first_imgFeb 9, 2009 (CIDRAP News) – Federal officials recently amended their inspection report on the peanut processing plant tied to the current nationwide Salmonella outbreak to say that in a number of cases the company shipped products before getting test results, rather than after getting conflicting results on successive tests. “The actions of PCA indicate that the company lacks business integrity and business honesty, which seriously and directly hinders its ability to do business with the federal government,” David Shipman, acting administrator of USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service, said in the statement. All the product lots mentioned in the report tested positive for Salmonella at some point, the FDA said in its latest update on the Salmonella investigation. The amended report, called an FDA-483, shows numerous cases in which PCA ordered tests of peanut products but then released one or more shipments before receiving the test results. The report also says that on Jul 18 and 24, 2007, the company released shipments of chopped peanuts “on or after the positive Salmonella results were obtained.” Feb 5 USDA news release about suspending business with PCA Products from the Blakely plant were mainly sold to institutions and food services and to other food processing firms, not to retail outlets. But yesterday PCA released a list of products that were produced in 2007 and are subject to the recall. They consist of peanuts sold in cans under the names Casey’s, Parnell’s Pride, Reggie, and Robinson Crusoe. But on Feb 5 the FDA released an amended inspection report showing that in many of these cases, the company had shipped products before receiving any test result. The report still notes two cases, on Jul 18 and 24, 2007, in which PCA shipped products that had tested positive. All of the cases covered in the FDA inspection report are classified as failures to manufacture under conditions needed to minimize the potential for growth of microorganisms. Products cited in the report include peanut paste, peanut butter, peanut meal, chopped peanuts, peanut granules, and oil-roasted peanuts. See also: FDA amends inspection reportFDA officials spent more than 2 weeks inspecting the Blakely plant in January after testing of peanut butter in Minnesota and Connecticut tied the facility to the outbreak. The inspections led to the FDA’s initial report of cases in which products tested positive for Salmonella initially but were shipped after a second test found no contamination. “It is important to note that for all lots identified in the FDA-483 (original and amended), the firm received positive Salmonella test results for the products shipped,” the FDA update states. “For example, in some situations the firm received a positive Salmonella test result, followed by a later negative result, and then shipped the products. FDA update on investigationhttp://www.fda.gov/oc/opacom/hottopics/salmonellatyph.htmlcenter_img The suspension will be in effect for a year, but the agency is proposing to extend it to 3 years, the statement said. It covers PCA and its subsidiary, Tidewater Blanching LLC. The company has 30 days to submit information opposing the suspension. The company said it has not sold any products in cans and jars since 2007. It said it was releasing the product list to help any consumers who might still have them on hand. The firm said it had received no reports of illnesses related to the products. “Effective immediately, PCA is excluded from participating in government contracts or subcontracts, as well as federal nonprocurement programs,” the USDA said in a Feb 5 statement. In its latest update on the investigation, the FDA said the finding that PCA had shipped products after successive positive and negative Salmonella tests was based on statements from the firm’s management. But a more detailed review of documents provided during the inspection indicated that some of the information supplied by the managers did not match up with the documents, the agency said. FDA’s list of products recalled because of the outbreakhttp://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/peanutbutterrecall/index.cfm USDA suspends firmIn other developments, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently announced it was barring PCA from doing business with the federal government for at least a year. Last week it was reported that PCA products had been used by USDA-supported school lunch programs in California, Idaho, and Minnesota. On Jan 28, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reported 12 instances in which the Peanut Corp. of America (PCA) shipped peanut products from its Blakely, Ga., plant after getting an initial positive Salmonella test and then getting a negative result on a second test. “In some other situations, the firm shipped the products before it had received the positive test results. For these, sometimes the firms received a subsequent negative test, and sometimes no additional testing appears to have been done.” Contamination at the Blakely plant is blamed for an outbreak involving 575 cases in 43 states, plus one in Canada, and for probably contributing to eight deaths. As of yesterday, the FDA said 1,790 peanut-containing products had been recalled because of the outbreak. The Washington Post reported on Feb 6 that PCA had sold 32 truckloads of roasted peanuts and peanut butter to the government for its free school-lunch program for poor children. Schools in California, Idaho, and Minnesota received the products from January to November 2007, a USDA official told the Post.last_img read more

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Bamboo Air plans $5 billion order of Boeing’s giant new jets

first_imgVietnam’s Bamboo Airways expects to buy 12 Boeing 777X jumbo jets in the second quarter, according to Chairman Trinh Van Quyet, in what would be a multi-billion-dollar boost for the US plane-maker after it failed to win a single order for any of its aircraft in January.A deal that size would be valued at almost $5 billion based on sticker prices, though discounts are common. Quyet, who was speaking by phone with Bloomberg News, didn’t provide any financial details for the deal.Bamboo Airways, which only started operating a year ago, plans to expand its fleet to 30 aircraft this quarter and to 50 by the end of the year. The company currently operates Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners and Airbus SE A321neos and A320s. Its first European route — Hanoi to Prague — is scheduled to start on March 29. Boeing’s long-range, widebody 777x is capable of flying more than 400 passengers in a two-class configuration and will be critical for the company as it continues to battle with the grounding of its best-selling 737 Max. After an initial flurry of orders for the 777x, the pipeline started to dry up. January was the second month of no deals for Boeing since the 737 Max flying ban began in March following two deadly crashes.Boeing forecasts that Southeast Asia will need 4,500 new aircraft worth $710 billion over the next two decades. At the Singapore Airshow last week, senior sales executive Ihssane Mounir said the company was in discussions with customers for widebody jets and that orders were expected soon. He didn’t provide any names though. A Boeing spokesperson said Monday the company doesn’t comment on discussions with customers.Bamboo Airways is owned by FLC Group JSC and plans to list on either the Ho Chi Minh City or Hanoi stock exchanges this year. Vietnam is one of the the fastest-growing aviation markets in the world, though there’s concern about overcrowding. Conglomerate Vingroup JSC last month abandoned plans to launch Vinpearl Air, saying such a move could lead to oversupply.Topics :last_img read more

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Graeme Souness compares Nicolas Pepe to Thierry Henry after Arsenal beat Newcastle

first_imgGraeme Souness compares Nicolas Pepe to Thierry Henry after Arsenal beat Newcastle Comment Advertisement Nicolas Pepe doubled Arsenal’s advantage against Newcastle (Picture: Getty)Graeme Souness has backed Nicolas Pepe to go on and be a ‘star’ at Arsenal, comparing the forward’s mixed debut season to that of Thierry Henry who is now regarded as the best player in the club’s history.Pepe scored Arsenal’s second goal as Mikel Arteta’s men ended a run of four successive draws in the Premier League with a comprehensive 4-0 victory over Newcastle at the Emirates on Sunday afternoon.Newcastle managed to keep the Gunners at bay until half-time but the floodgates opened after captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang broke the deadlock with a clinical header in the 54th minute.AdvertisementAdvertisementArsenal doubled their lead just three minutes later as Bukayo Saka put the ball on a plate for Pepe in the box after nutmegging Valentino Lazaro on the left flank.ADVERTISEMENT The result means Arsenal rise to tenth in the table (Picture: Getty)A pair of late goals from Mesut Ozil and Alexandre Lacazette rounded off a perfect afternoon for the north London club and Souness was full of praise for Pepe’s all-round performance.The Ivorian has so far struggled to live up to his club-record £72million price tag this season, but Sky Sports pundit Souness is confident he will prove all his doubts wrong.‘I like him, I think there is a real, real player in there,’ the ex-Liverpool and Scotland midfielder said following Arsenal’s win.‘If you think of their best ever player, Thierry Henry, coming here, didn’t have a great first year, took a bit of time and I see Pepe being a star here.‘He’s got great feet, electric and he’s a baby.’center_img Lacazette scored his first goal since December (Picture: Getty)Arsenal head coach Arteta was delighted with the performance Pepe produced from both an attacking and defensive perspective.‘We just need consistency from him,’ the Spaniard said.‘The way he applied himself defensively he was top drawer, things he wasn’t doing in the past.’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 CityLacazette ended goal drought stretching back to December 12 with a scruffy finish at the death and Arteta hopes it will be a boost the Frenchman’s confidence levels.‘After the break we started saying we had to start closing the gap on the top teams and turn draws into wins,’ the Spaniard added.‘Today was the first opportunity and we’ve done it. All good.‘I’m so pleased for Laca – the reaction of the players and staff towards him. He fights hard for everyone. He’s been unlucky.‘He will gain confidence from this and knows how everyone appreciates him.’MORE: Graeme Souness slams Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang for comments after Arsenal’s win over Newcastle Metro Sport ReporterSunday 16 Feb 2020 7:25 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link3.3kShares Advertisementlast_img read more

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Dutch government rejects ring-fencing amendment for APF Bill

first_imgJetta Klijnsma, state secretary at the Dutch Ministry of Social Affairs, has scrapped a proposal in the Bill for the ‘general pension fund’ (APF) that would have allowed industry-wide pension funds to merge while ring-fencing their assets.Her decision follows the recommendation of the Council of State (RvS), the highest legal adviser for the government. Klijnsma will now present a revised Bill before the Lower House.The initial proposal is to be debated in the Senate. The ring-fencing proposal had been added to the APF Bill after MPs Helma Lodders of the liberal party (VVD) and Roos Vermeij of the labour party (PvdA) tabled an amendment, which the Lower House adopted by unanimous decision.At the time, however, Klijnsma warned that the added clause could undermine the principle of mandatory participation, and therefore called on the RvS for advice. The RvS concluded that the ring-fencing of assets at mandatory industry-wide schemes would distort the market, improving a merged scheme’s competitive position relative to other pension providers, such as insurers.It also claimed the amendment was “incomplete”, as it failed to clarify exactly how ring-fencing would maintain the distinction between the existing multi-company scheme and the proposed APF, which is meant to replace the multi-scheme.The Dutch Pensions Federation, responding to Klijnsma’s decision, warned against further delays in the APF’s introduction, now scheduled for 1 January 2016.It said it also disagreed with the RvS’s conclusion that the amendment would have distorted the market.last_img read more

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Recovery of city’s first COVID-19 patient hailed

first_imgThesedroplets also land on objects and surfaces around the person. Other people thencatch COVID-19 by touching these objects or surfaces, then touching their eyes,nose or mouth. She made a complete recovery, heannounced. “We’re in this together. We willcontinue to fight this battle, protect the community and observe healthcarestandards in taking care of our patient partners,” TMC added. The Medical City (TMC) in Molodistrict confirmed that the woman was discharged from the hospital on April 3. A repeat test showed her to benegative of SARS-CoV-2, the virus which causes COVID-19, according to TMC chiefexecutive officer Dr. Felix Ray Villa. ILOILO City – In Western Visayas, twopersons with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) have so far recovered. TMC described her as “the firstCOVID-19 survivor of Panay Island” and a milestone not only for the hospitalbut to the Ilonggo community. SCREENSHOT FROM TMC ILOILO FACEBOOK PAGE He was hospitalized on March 6. Mostpeople (about 80 percent) recover from the disease without needing specialtreatment, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). center_img Themost common symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, tiredness, and dry cough. “We acknowledge our healthcare workers, critical team and the entire TMC Iloilo workforce for the bravery and kindness shown during these challenging times,” a statement from TMC read. The hospital thanked city andprovincial governments of Iloilo, private companies, organizations, and privateindividuals who gave support. The first to make a complete recoveryfrom COVID-19 was the region’s first patient – a 56-year-old male from BacolodCity with a travel history to London and Manila. Olderpeople, however, and those with underlying medical problems like high bloodpressure, heart problems or diabetes, are more likely to develop seriousillness, said WHO. Peoplecan catch COVID-19 from others who have the virus. The disease can spread fromperson to person through small droplets from the nose or mouth which are spreadwhen a person with COVID-19 coughs or exhales. The latest to recuperate was a 61-yearold female – this city’s first and the region’s third COVID-19 case. Somepatients may have aches and pains, nasal congestion, runny nose, sore throat ordiarrhea. These symptoms are usually mild and begin gradually. Some peoplebecome infected but don’t develop any symptoms and don’t feel unwell./PNlast_img read more

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Football Results

first_imgThe high school sectionals continued last Friday night.  The season came to an end for the Batesville Bulldogs and South Decatur Cougars, but it continues for the East Central Trojans and Milan Indians.Batesville’s battle with Guerin Catholic in the cold rain was not over until the onside kick with one minute left failed for the Bulldogs.  This game had more scores by the defensive units than by the offensive units.East Central and Milan did much better on this miserable weather night.  In the snow at Shelbyville East Central scored early and often as did the Indians on their home field.  Good luck to both of these teams in the sectional finals this weekend.South Decatur, like Batesville, had a 48-minute struggle with the Howe Hornets.  Howe scored late in the game to defeat the Cougars.last_img read more

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Sevilla re-sign Rakitic from Barcelona

first_imgRT if you’re excited to see @ivanrakitic in a @SevillaFC_ENG shirt again! #LaLigaSantander pic.twitter.com/HYnxRQfdyP— LaLiga English (@LaLigaEN) September 1, 2020Advertisement Loading… Barcelona have confirmed midfielder Ivan Rakitic is rejoining Sevilla, six years after captaining the club to the 2014 Europa League title. As confirmed by the Blaugrana, Sevilla will pay €1.5m to secure the player alongside €9m more in variables, which is thought to partly be formed by €750k for each season that the Andalusian club qualify for Europe. Barcelona transfer news is likely to be dominated by exits in the coming weeks as the club look to reduce their sizable wage bill and also decrease the average age of their first-team squad. Read Also: Man City agree personal terms to sign Messi on three-year deal The 32-year-old had clocked up 310 appearances for Barcelona since his switch from Seville in the summer of 2014 and he has won a plethora of trophies – including four La Liga titles, four Copa del Rey trophies and the 2015 Champions League title. Rakitic netted 36 goals and assisted 40 goals across his stint at the Camp Nou. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?What Happens When You Eat Eggs Every Single Day?7 Theories About The Death Of Our Universe7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?Geeky And Hilarious Shower Curtains For AdultsWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?The Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?These TV Characters Proved That Any 2 People Can Bury The Hatchetlast_img read more

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