Arsenal target Odsonne Edouard appears to rule out move away from Celtic this summer

first_imgArsenal target Odsonne Edouard appears to rule out move away from Celtic this summer Arsenal have identified Odsonne Edouard as a possible replacement for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Picture: Getty)Arsenal target Odsonne Edouard appears to have ruled out a summer move away from Celtic after outlining his intention to help the Scottish champions secure a 10th straight league title next season.Edouard, 22, has racked up 22 goals and seven assists in the Scottish Premiership this term and his outstanding form has reportedly attracted strong interest from Arsenal ahead of the summer transfer window. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is out of contract in 2021 and the Gunners have identified Edouard as a possible long-term replacement for the Gabon international, but Celtic are determined to keep hold of their prized possession. Advertisement Advertisement The Frenchman has had an outstanding campaign with the Scottish champions (Picture: Getty)Celtic manager Neil Lennon recently confirmed the club were in discussions with Edouard over a contract extension and the Frenchman looks set to commit his future to the Glasgow giants.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTEdouard, the league’s top scorer by a distance, has been a huge part of Celtic’s success this term and hopes to secure a ‘historic’ 10th title in a row with the Bhoys next term.‘Every season we want to win the title,’ he told Celtic TV.‘This year is nine in-a-row and next year I hope it is 10 in-a-row. This will be historic for the club.‘It’s very important for the club, for the fans, for the team, for all of the staff. ‘We now need to go back to work for next season and I hope that we can win this title for 10 in-a-row.’center_img Aubameyang is out of contract at Arsenal in 2021 (Picture: Getty)Arsenal legend Charlie Nicholas, who also enjoyed two spells with Celtic, has been massively impressed with Edouard and believes the striker would make a good like-for-like replacement for Alexandre Lacazette, rather than Aubameyang, at the Emirates.‘He could certainly play at Arsenal because the way they play, his style would be more than suitable for it,’ Nicholas told Sky Sports.‘The problem is getting the judgement right over whether he’s ready right now, playing every week for Arsenal compared to who is there already.‘I’m a big fan of Alexandre Lacazette, and Edouard has got quite a bit of Lacazette in style within his game. 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‘He certainly would not come to England straightaway and score 20 to 25 goals in a season unless Arsenal find a renewed belief and they get the whole team right. ‘It’s got potential, absolutely, but I’m not convinced that they will go and buy him. The reason is that in Scotland, Celtic are gauging him as a £40m player. ‘This will come down to what Edouard wants. If he wants to leave, then he will leave. Celtic will take the cash rather than have a player who is not committed to the cause because historically that’s what they have done – with [Moussa] Dembele, Virgil van Dijk and Kieran Tierney.’Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page.MORE: Ryan Fraser makes transfer decision amid Arsenal and Tottenham interestMORE: Jens Lehmann slams Unai Emery and says former manager was ‘not good enough’ for Arsenal Comment Metro Sport ReporterThursday 11 Jun 2020 10:26 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.9kShareslast_img read more

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Governor Wolf Announces $1.2 Million in PLCB Grants to Develop and Promote Pennsylvania Beers

first_img December 04, 2019 Pittsburgh Brewers Guild Update and Expansion: Expand upon the 30+-member PBG’s foundation and increase industry awareness and beer tourism across the Pittsburgh region by updating the Pittsburgh Brewery Guide and website and re-launching Pittsburgh Craft Beer Week.Pittsburgh Brewers Guild$75,000 Gluten-Free Beer Production in Pennsylvania Using Unmalted Grains: Evaluation of the use of unmalted grains and enzyme supplementation for several non-barley/wheat gluten-free grains in order to develop best practices for producing sufficient levels of fermentable sugars and free amino nitrogen for gluten-free beers.Darrell Cockburn, Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences$53,514 Meeting of the Malts: The Growler Awards: Expansion of The Meeting of the Malts, the signature annual event of the Brewers of Pennsylvania, transforming the traditional panel discussion, beer pairing dinner, and beer festival into an industry awards event including all beer entities within the Commonwealth and serving as the primary meeting place to celebrate the successes of the Pennsylvania craft beer industry and discuss industry challenges and trends.Brewers of Pennsylvania$25,000 Increasing the Participation of the Black Community in PA Craft Beer: Increase the awareness, knowledge, and experience of black people in craft beer and support and promote the Pennsylvania beer industry by offering educational opportunities (workshops, site visits, trainings) to drinkers, hop growers, and potential brewers in black communities in the greater Pittsburgh area.Black Brew Culture (Amber Epps Consulting & Mike Potter)$130,350 Governor Wolf Announces $1.2 Million in PLCB Grants to Develop and Promote Pennsylvania Beers Grant Project:Grantee:Grant Amount: Educating Agricultural Producers on Legal Considerations Associated with Hops Production on Leased Land: Through creation of educational materials, this project will address commodity-specific legal issues, including lease preparation, of concern to agricultural producers considering undertaking or continuing cultivation of hops, thereby increasing hops cultivated in Pennsylvania and increasing agricultural and beer industry economic development.Ross Pifer, Penn State Center for Agricultural and Shale Law$13,998 Use of Wheat and Rye Middlings (Four Milling Byproducts) in Beer Brewing: Middlings, a byproduct of polished flour production typically sold as animal feed, present a potential low-cost solution for brewers to preserve grain flavors in lower-ABV beers. This research initiative will explore best practices for utilizing these grain byproducts during the brewing process, including full-scale testing with local brewpubs.Ryan Elias, Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences$83,790 Craft Beer Value Chain Development: Expanding Hops Processing in Western Pennsylvania: A first-of-its-kind-in-Pennsylvania research and development/outreach and education project aiming to increase the market share of local hops in Pennsylvania’s craft brewing industry by increasing the shelf life of locally sourced hops through improved processing and storage methods, increasing brewers’ access to local hops, and expanding local hop growing.Maria Graziani, Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences$56,258 Economy,  Press Release Governor Tom Wolf today announced the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB) has approved $1.2 million in grants for 18 projects to increase the production of Pennsylvania-made malt and brewed beverages and enhance the Pennsylvania beer industry through promotion, marketing, and research-based programs and projects.“Pennsylvania’s craft brewers are some of the most innovative, entrepreneurial people in the food and beverage industry,” said Governor Wolf. “These grants will support the innovation that has made Pennsylvania number one and will help keep us on top. By investing in the industry as a whole, increasing the quality and availability of locally-sourced ingredients, and building the consumer base, we are working to strategically sustain growth.”Act 39 of 2016 created the Pennsylvania Malt and Brewed Beverages Industry Promotion Board and authorized the PLCB to approve up to $1 million annually for development and marketing of the Pennsylvania beer industry. The Pennsylvania Fiscal Code also allows for unallocated grant funds to be made available in subsequent years.Since the first two rounds of beer grants awarded more than $1.5 million ($704,985 in 2017 and $816,412 in 2018) to projects, the Pennsylvania Malt and Brewed Beverages Industry Promotion Board recommended utilizing some of the unallocated grant funds from prior rounds for this current round of projects.The grant projects, summarized as follows, were recommended for approval to the PLCB by the Pennsylvania Malt and Brewed Beverages Industry Promotion Board. Poured in Pennsylvania, The Series: This series will follow the same themes, stories, and creative approach as the documentary Poured in Pennsylvania, funded through a previous grant cycle. The series – featuring 16 to 20 episodes, each 30 to 45 minutes in length and digitally distributed via Amazon Prime – will explore the state’s craft beer industry, including its impact in agriculture, tourism, and the economy in order to both educate viewers and spur beer tourism throughout Pennsylvania.GK Visual, LLC$120,000 Allegheny County Craft Brewery Tourism Campaign: A public relations and marketing campaign to increase awareness of Pittsburgh’s craft brewery scene in out-of-market audiences and attract new visitors to the 30+ breweries in the Allegheny County region. Tactics will include participation in an out-of-market craft beer event to promote the Pittsburgh brewery scene, development of a library of photo and video assets showcasing Pittsburgh’s brewing industry, a craft brewery tourism press tour, and digital and social media advertising.Visit Pittsburgh$75,000center_img Pennsylvania Brewing Symposium: Expansion of the one-day Brewing Symposium hosted by Brewers of Pennsylvania for the last five years to a two-day professional development event, inviting presenters and attendees to share research and experiences, gain insight, discuss the science and business of brewing, and network. Past grant recipients will be invited to deliver updates on their research and findings to the Pennsylvania brewing industry.Brewers of Pennsylvania$71,000 Grain Drying Proposal to Increase Quality and Production of Pennsylvania Malting Barley: Development of an economical, carbon-neutral drying process that will support increased production of Pennsylvania malting barley, prevent malting-quality barley from being rejected due to moisture levels, and increase the amount of Pennsylvania-grown malting barley available to Pennsylvania malt houses, all without impacting premiums paid to Pennsylvania farmers.CNC Malting Co.$88,640 Development of a Quality Testing Program to Support Pennsylvania Raw Materials and Malt Beverages: Creation of the first analytical lab dedicated solely to malt beverages in Pennsylvania, which will improve accessibility to affordable testing for farmers and brewers, provide assistance and education in quality production for farmers and manufacturers, and empower businesses to respond to quality concerns and build their own quality programs.University of the Sciences in Philadelphia Brewing Science Program$97,299 Cumberland Valley Beer Trail Marketing & Visitation Increase: Enhance promotion of the 29-location Cumberland Valley Beer Trail through eye-catching advertising wraps on 20 full-time rideshare vehicles for three months (mid-June through mid-September) in Washington, D.C., and Philadelphia, in order to increase the sale of malt and brewed beverages produced in Cumberland County and the surrounding region and increase sales and visitation to other businesses in the area through beer tourism.Cumberland Area Economic Development Corporation$35,000 Construction of an Economical and Efficient Hop Dryer: Grant funds will be used to build an efficient and inexpensive hop dryer that will be able to handle 700 to 800 pounds of wet hops every 12 hours. Assuming the project is successful, mass production of this affordable dryer would allow growers with 2 to 3 acres of hops to avoid significant start-up costs associated with commercially available dryers.Douglas Clayton, Hop Stop Farm$3,821 Use of β-Glucosidase Enzymes to Improve Flavor and Aroma Yield from Hops: Evaluate the use of glucosidases to increase flavor and aroma extraction from hops during several stages in the brewing process. As consumer interest in heavily hopped beers grows, this research has the potential to provide the Pennsylvania brewing industry with a novel way to reduce hop costs while maintaining hop flavor and aroma quality and intensity.Ryan Elias, Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences$82,840 Education and Marketing of Grain/Malt Produced for Commonwealth Brewed Beverages: Strengthening of the grain and malt value chain in Pennsylvania through enhancement of two events that continue to grow each year: the Philadelphia Grain & Malt Symposium, a technical conference and networking event showcasing Pennsylvania brews using local grains and malts, and the Malt-A-Palooza field day, an education and marketing event celebrating local agriculture and featuring malter demonstrations, brewer expositions, farmer education, and entertainment.Deer Creek Malthouse$47,561 Cultivation of Two Unique Pennsylvania Varieties of Hops on Sonco Pipe Trellis System: Purchase of the Sonco Pipe trellis system to compare its cost-effectiveness and durability for hop growing in comparison to conventional Larch poles, along with propagation of two unique Pennsylvania hop varieties.Douglas Clayton, Hop Stop Farm$5,184.20 Beer Tourism Grant for the Craft Beer Trail of Greater Philadelphia: Grant will allow Visit Philadelphia to market and promote greater Philadelphia’s craft beer and breweries in order to boost Philadelphia and Pennsylvania’s image as one of the country’s top destinations for craft beer; generate positive economic impact by driving visitation to Pennsylvania breweries; increase the number of breweries people visit; and increase the amount of money people spend at regional breweries. This grant builds upon a similar grant issued for October 2019 through June 2020 and extends funding through June 2021.Visit Philadelphia$150,000 In addition to the beer grants awarded since 2017, the PLCB has awarded nearly $4 million in grants for the development and promotion of the Pennsylvania wine industry.The PLCB regulates the distribution of beverage alcohol in Pennsylvania, operates 600 wine and spirits stores statewide, and licenses 20,000 alcohol producers, retailers, and handlers. The PLCB also works to reduce and prevent dangerous and underage drinking through partnerships with schools, community groups, and licensees. Taxes and store profits – totaling nearly $18.5 billion since the agency’s inception – are returned to Pennsylvania’s General Fund, which finances Pennsylvania’s schools, health and human services programs, law enforcement, and public safety initiatives, among other important public services. The PLCB also provides financial support for the Pennsylvania State Police Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement, the Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs, other state agencies, and local municipalities across the state. For more information about the PLCB, visit www.lcb.pa.gov. SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

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Mayor thanks Main Street Aurora

first_imgAurora, IN—The Aurora Office of the Mayor is thanking the Main Street Aurora Board of Directors for their decision to support 103 entities in downtown Aurora and their decision to provide a $50.00 utility credit to our local retail establishments, churches, organizations, personal services, restaurants, schools, and professional businesses in Downtown Aurora.If an entity in the historic district does not receive credit on your next utility bill, please contact 812-584-7796 or email mainstreet@aurora.in.us.last_img read more

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Berbatov retires at 38

first_imgRelatedPosts Ighalo: My best moment as ‘Red Devil’ EPL: Crystal Palace stun sloppy Man U EPL: Red Devils attack Palace Former Manchester United and Bulgaria forward Dimitar Berbatov has confirmed his retirement from professional football at the age of 38.The striker, who played over 650 games in a career that lasted two decades and took him to clubs across two continents, made the announcement over a year after his last game for Indian Super League outfit Kerala Blasters.A double Premier League winner with United, for whom he made just shy of 150 appearances between 2008 and 2012, he made his debut in 1998 for CSKA Sofia in his home country.He subsequently spent five and a half seasons with Bayer Leverkusen in the Bundesliga before joining Tottenham in 2006, subsequently spending the better part of a decade in the Premier League and English football.“I know some of you already thought that I retired,” Berbatov penned in a long message posted to his Instagram feed.“My last game was more [than] one year ago, so I think it’s the right time now to stop. It’s long overdue!“I will miss it. The games, the goals, the pressure, the roar of the fans when I scored another banger. I was blessed… to have the opportunity to play with one of the best ever and against some of the best ever.“Thank you to all the people who helped me develop and become the player I always wanted to be. Thank you to all my former teams, my team-mates, my coaches and staff. It was a pleasure.“I know at times I was not easy to work with but I always gave my everything for the teams I played for.“I will miss all of this, people, because I love football so much… but I am sure you will miss me as well[!] Thank you!”Tags: Dimitri BerbatovManchester Unitedlast_img read more

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Italian double for Hammers

first_img Press Association He joined the capital club in the summer of 2010 amid rumours of interest from Manchester City, while he won the title with Juventus during a 2012 loan spell. His signing was announced after that of Nocerino. Nocerino, 28, has also been drafted in to help the Hammers in their battle to earn Premier League survival, with Sam Allardyce’s men currently in the relegation zone. Capped 15 times by Italy, Nocerino is known to English fans for scoring a penalty against England at Euro 2012. The ex-Juventus and Palermo man has been a bit-part player this season having previously been a key man for the club he joined in the summer of 2011. The duo’s arrival was announced on West Ham’s official website the day after Leeds confirmed they had turned down an offer from the Hammers for leading scorer Ross McCormack. West Ham made it an Italian double on Saturday as they signed Marco Borriello and Antonio Nocerino on loan until the end of the season.center_img Both Italy internationals, Borriello has swapped Roma for a Premier League survival scrap, while Nocerino has traded AC Milan for the east end. Seven-cap Borriello, 31, is a striker with close to a hundred career goals to his name, accrued at the likes of Milan, Juventus, Genoa and Roma. last_img read more

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