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Arteta on the verge of signing Flamengo defender

first_img Loading… Arsenal new boss Mikel Arteta is close to finalising the signing of Flamengo defender Pablo Mari his first signing since arriving the Emirates Stadium The 6ft 3ins centre back, who was formerly on Manchester City’s books, flew to London on Saturday with Arsenal technical director Edu for his medical after a £7.5million deal was put in place on Friday. The 26-year old had a series of loans while at City with Girona, NAC Breda and Alaves. Mari signed for Flamengo last year for just £1m, having failed to make a single appearance for City during his three years at the club. He impressed and had interest from other English clubs but was given the chance to move to Flamengo where he went on to win the Brazilian League and Copa Libertadores. The Spaniard played against Liverpool in the World Club Championships and is now poised to link up with former City coach Mikel Arteta at Arsenal.Advertisement FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?7 Worst Things To Do To Your PhoneWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?Incredible Discoveries That Puzzled The Whole WorldThese Are The Best Stargazing Locations You Can Find On Earth10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?The Most Exciting Cities In The World To VisitA Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This Day8 Weird Facts About Coffee That Will Surprise YouWhat Are The Most Delicious Foods Out There? Arteta joined City as Pep Guardiola’s assistant the same year as Mari joined the club and would have seen the player up close during their time together. Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta set to bring Pablo Mari in The Arsenal boss is desperate to bolster his defence this month with an injury crisis depleting his options and will be delighted the deal for Mari is almost over the line. Calum Chambers, Kieran Tierney and Sead Kolasinac are all currently out injured, and Arteta is still hopeful of bringing in a full-back despite Bukayo Saka impressing as an emergency left-back. Read Also Martnelli set to treble Arsenal wages to ward of Real Madrid Paris Saint-Germain’s Layvin Kurzawa was an option but the Frenchman now appears set to join Juventus with Mattia De Sciglio going in the other direction.last_img read more

Police: IRS Scam Appearing In Indiana

first_imgState Police Detectives are warning the public of a scam that has moved into Indiana. The scam involves individuals claiming to be from the Internal Revenue Service.Officials are investigating the phone scam involving callers impersonating an IRS representative demanding immediate payments with pre-paid debit cards and wire transfers.The caller often claims the victim owes thousands of dollars in overdue taxes.IRS officials say the agency would always make contact with the taxpayer first by mail or by a personal visit.The scam continues when the caller tells the victim he cannot use standard forms of payment, specifically a credit card to pay the taxes. The caller attempts to justify why the money has to be wired to a PayPal account or paid using a prepaid debit card.If payment demands are unsuccessful, the scammer will then threaten the victim with an arrest warrant. The IRS does not have authority to issue a warrant.Similar to other scams, the calls originate from cell phones or over the internet from all over the United States. Tracking the scammers down is no easy task.Officers hope the public being informed is the best defense in combating scammers. They remind the community that phone scams are becoming common place.If you feel that you have been a victim of a scam contact the Treasury Inspector General on the web here.last_img read more

Syracuse men’s soccer has the weapons to replace lost scoring

first_img Related Stories Syracuse men’s soccer has a ‘good problem’ at forwardGallery: Syracuse men’s soccer survives Loyola Marymount scare with 2-1 OT winOvertime corner-kick goal pushes Syracuse past Loyola Marymount, 2-1 With a straight face and an unwavering demeanor, Ian McIntyre offered a simple solution for how to replace last year’s top two goal scorers.“We’ve spoken to the NCAA and they’ve allowed Ben Polk and Julian Buescher to come and play for us,” he said matter-of-factly.Syracuse’s head coach was joking, of course. Polk and Buescher, who combined for almost half of the Orange’s goals in last season’s College Cup run, play Major League Soccer. They’re not coming back. The reality is No. 6 Syracuse (2-0) has lost its top two goal scorers and 57 percent of its scoring overall. To pick up the load, SU will look to a talented group of youngsters and a few older statesmen.This is nothing new. Last year, the Orange was tasked with replacing 70 percent of its production. All it did was score 44 goals, win the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament and advance to the national semifinal for the first time in program history.Three days into this season, the Orange had already scored five goals from four different players. A different player assisted on each goal. It’s that spread, balanced attack that will take this team as far as it can go.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“Last year we were depending maybe a little bit too much on Julian and Ben,” senior midfielder Oyvind Alseth said. “In order to be successful, we need to spread those goals out more. Midfielders didn’t score enough last year, apart from Julian.”Rather than relying on only a couple of forwards, SU will look to five seniors with considerable playing experience. Alseth and Chris Nanco both started in all 25 games last year. Liam Callahan started in 24 games and, while Kenny Lassiter started only one game, he played in 19. Newcomer Sergio Camargo scored four goals and had five assists last year at Coastal Carolina, earning him second-team conference honors.Alseth has not yet scored, but he assisted on Sunday’s game winner over Loyola Marymount, and he’s generated good looks on goal. Nanco scored SU’s first goal of the season and Callahan, Lassiter and Camargo either scored or assisted on a goal in the season opener last Friday. Those five seniors totaled 13 goals last year and are expected to step up.Tack on a group of newcomers who have already seen time in the early going, and the offensive attack could be even deeper. Freshman forward Johannes Pieles, who hails from Germany, has already notched a two-goal game, including an overtime game winner. He has also assisted on a goal.Freshman midfielders Mo Adams and John-Austin Ricks, sophomore midfielder Jonathan Hagman and freshman Hampus Bergdahl also will provide attacking options. Louis Cross, a defender, assisted on Nanco’s lone goals this year.“We’ve got a lot of goals in them,” Alseth said. “Collectively, we’re going to be able to replace those.”That’s just what Syracuse did on Sunday night. Pieles, playing in Lassiter’s place, headed the ball into the net to beat LMU, 2-1, giving SU a 2-0 start to the season.“We’re certainly unproven,” McIntyre said, but “we’ve got some new blood.” Comments Published on August 29, 2016 at 9:28 pm Contact Matthew: mguti100@syr.edu | @MatthewGut21center_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Whats New in TechnologyLatest News for Entreprene

first_img What’s New in TechnologyLatest News for EntrepreneursOur Best Videos This article was written by Quida B. Davis, a dynamic frugal coach in Atlanta, GA.Last year, spending on Easter items including flowers, candy, clothing, and food; topped $16.4 billion.[Related: 5 Ways to Cut Small Business Expenses with Tech]Shoppers are leaving thousands of dollars on the table because they fail to use money saving apps. These apps provide some of the best steals and deals for this Easter holiday:Target Cartwheel: The Target Cartwheel app is a must-have if you love shopping in Target. There are savings to gain in addition to using store coupons, manufacture coupons, reusable bags, and the Target Red card. Select offers can save shoppers anywhere from 5% – 50%. Sign up at Cartwheel.Target.com and download this app.Ibotta: The cash back in the ibotta app is simply amazing. This is a must-have app to use this Easter. There are many ways to get cash back from stores on several items, including non-grocery. You can even purchase clearance items. Download the app; unlock the rebates; shop at the selected stores; verify your purchases, and you will receive cash back within 48 hours. You also have the option of linking a store loyalty card and never having to worry about submitting a receipt. As a bonus, there are great ways to obtain your cash, including Paypal, Amazon, Starbucks, Sephora, Walmart, and iTunes gift cards.,Saving Star: The Saving Star app has many ways, both in-store and online, to get cash back. You can find Easter cash back savings on grocery-related items including healthy food offers. Download the app, select offers, use a card at checkout (or take a picture of the receipt), and get cash in your Saving Star account within 2-22 days. You receive an email when cash has posted to your account. Payout options can be to your PayPal account or to Starbucks, iTunes, AMC Theatres and more. Get cash back even from online retailers, including Sears, Old Navy, Macy’s and more.Checkout 51: Here is another wonderful app to save on your Easter meal preparations. Earn cash back when you buy groceries and non-grocery items with Checkout 51. New offers are updated every Thursday a.m. Download the app, choose your offers, purchase them at any store and upload your receipt either through the app or on their website. When your account reaches $20, they send you a check. be_ixf; php_sdk; php_sdk_1.4.18 https://www.blackenterprise.com/4-apps-for-the-best-easter-shopping-steals-and-deals/ https://www.blackenterprise.com/4-apps-for-the-best-easter-shopping-steals-and-deals/last_img read more

Senators queries prompt NIH and NSF to clarify how they monitor foreign

first_img Email Stefani Reynolds/picture-alliance/dpa/AP Images Senator Chuck Grassley (R–IA) wants U.S. research agencies to pay more attention to foreign collaborations. By Jeffrey MervisMay. 2, 2019 , 11:45 AM Senator’s queries prompt NIH and NSF to clarify how they monitor foreign research ties Click to view the privacy policy. Required fields are indicated by an asterisk (*) Sign up for our daily newsletter Get more great content like this delivered right to you! 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And although there are subtle differences in how the two agencies are approaching the task, the goal is the same: to collect more information about the foreign affiliations of grantees. When it comes to policing suspicious relationships, however, neither agency sits in the driver’s seat.Senator Chuck Grassley (R–IA), chair of the Senate Committee on Finance, has been leading a chorus of lawmakers who believe the large number of foreign-born scientists working in the United States—in particular those from China—pose a potential threat to the nation’s research enterprise. And they worry that U.S. universities and government agencies have been slow to respond. A longtime watchdog of federal spending practices, Grassley in recent months has sent nearly identical letters to NIH, NSF, and the Department of Defense (DOD) asking each agency about its practices in rooting out any illegal behavior.Last week, NSF replied to a letter Grassley sent on 15 April. NIH responded at the end of 2018 to a query sent in October 2018, and DOD has yet to reply to a letter it received on 1 April. Limited informationEach letter contains questions that address Grassley’s fears that the agencies aren’t doing enough. For example, he asks how much they are spending “to identify and investigate potential violations of the rules concerning foreign affiliations and financial” support for an investigator’s research. He also wants to know the number of institutions “currently under investigation [by the agency] for employing individuals who failed to disclose contributions from foreign governments.” In their responses, NIH and NSF essentially duck both questions. NIH in Bethesda, Maryland, says the cost of monitoring its rules on foreign affiliations can’t be separated from its broader effort to ensure that grantees are complying with all of the agency’s rules. NSF in Alexandria, Virginia, says it works hand in glove with its Office of Inspector General (OIG), which conducts regular audits. NSF’s letter says OIG will reply separately to six of Grassley’s eight queries, noting “the sensitivity of ongoing investigations.”Both agencies note that their inspectors general (which in the case of NIH is part of its parent agency, the Department of Health and Human Services) handle any cases in which there is reason to suspect that something is amiss. NIH also points out that some investigations are carried out by the U.S. Department of Justice.Confusion over practicesThe agencies were able to answer some of Grassley’s questions. And their answers highlight the senator’s apparent unfamiliarity with how research agencies perform their duties and interact with the academic community.For example, his first question asks each agency “to describe in detail [how] it conducts background checks of research and institutions” before awarding them a grant. The assumption is that an eagle-eyed program manager should be able to spot a nefarious researcher intent on, say, stealing a patented technology or otherwise depriving Americans of the fruits of taxpayer-funded research.The reality is that NIH and NSF do not perform such background checks. Instead of doing the vetting that legislators apparently think is going on, the agencies demand that grantee institutions certify the researcher is able to perform the work being funded. Institutions can certify that only if they have themselves met all the requirements that come with receiving a federal research grant.“[G]rantee institutions are responsible for the personnel designated on their awards, not NIH,” Lawrence Tabak, NIH’s principal deputy director, explained in the agency’s reply to Grassley. “NIH determines if grant applicants are eligible to receive grant awards but does not conduct background checks.”Institutions also don’t pry into a scientist’s background when certifying to funding agencies that the researcher can do the proposed work. And they certainly don’t ask why, say, a Chinese, Iranian, or Russian graduate student or postdoctoral researcher wants to come to the United States or—to get to the heart of Grassley’s worries—whether their government has asked them to spy on the U.S. research enterprise.With respect to foreign scientists working in the United States, university administrators assume that anyone awarded the proper visa by the U.S. Department of State has a right to be in the country and participate in the research that has been funded. Any projects dealing with sensitive topics or involving technologies with military and national security implications are already subject to greater scrutiny, including the requirement in some cases that the researchers are U.S. citizens.Reminders from NIHGrassley’s letter did elicit some information about how the agencies have tightened up their procedures.NIH’s letter notes, for example, that last year it “reminded its grantee institutions about their responsibilities.” That reminder included notifying NIH if a researcher on a grant “was no longer qualified or competent to perform the research objectives.” That is bureaucratic shorthand for an institution finding someone guilty of scientific misconduct or, worse, having the person face civil or criminal charges stemming from their actions as an NIH-funded researcher.One bone of contention for university research administrators trying to follow the rules is how to interpret NIH’s requirement that applicants disclose all “foreign components” of their research. A scientist who spends a week lecturing at a foreign university, for example, might not disclose that trip on their grant application. But if the host university labels them a visiting scientist in promoting their talks, then NIH might wonder whether there is a financial aspect to that relationship.What’s even more likely to raise eyebrows is a foreign scientist who spends 9 months in the United States working in the lab of a U.S. colleague with an NIH grant and then appears as a co-author on a paper published by the U.S. scientist. The visiting scientist is typically seen as a “free” pair of hands by the U.S. scientist because their government foots the bill. But to NIH, the foreign scientist’s name on a publication could suggest that an NIH grantee has failed to disclose a foreign component in their grant application or annual progress report.New boxes at NSFNSF used its response to Grassley to publicize changes it is making in the paperwork that accompanies every grant application and subsequent monitoring of the researcher it has funded.“NSF is currently in the process of developing a clear, standardized, web-based disclosure form for researchers to list all sources of current and pending support,” explains the letter, signed by Fleming Crim, NSF’s chief operating officer. This change, Crim writes, “will provide NSF with the ability to better manage this data and ensure compliance with the disclosure requirements for all proposals submitted to the agency.”One change NSF has already made is asking all grant applicants to check a box if their proposal requests funding for a foreign organization or an international branch campus of a U.S.-based institution. Anyone who checks the box must then explain why the research cannot be done at the U.S. institution and what the foreign collaborator brings to the table. NSF officials say that program managers and reviewers may have asked such questions in the past but that the checkbox increases the chances that the issue will be addressed during the review process.NSF’s grants policy manual already requires investigators to list non-NSF projects to which they have allocated some of their time. That clause is not explicitly designed to flag foreign activities, however, nor would it cover things that did not warrant a designated fraction of the faculty member’s work week. “We are currently working toward further clarification of that long-standing requirement,” says Amanda Greenwell, head of NSF’s Office of Legislative and Public Affairs.It is unlikely that the responses from NIH and NSF will end Grassley’s inquiries. In January, he stated that NIH’s letter “left many of my initial questions unanswered” and that he “will continue seeking answers on these and other important questions.” His office is still waiting to hear from DOD, a spokesperson noted. Meanwhile, Allison Lerner, NSF’s inspector general, hasn’t been given a deadline to submit her answers to the six questions she’s been tasked with addressing. But she is expected to move quickly, in line with NSF’s promise to Grassley that “we must take all reasonable and necessary steps to ensure the integrity of federally funded research.”last_img read more