Arsenal to blow Sevilla out of water with offer they cannot match for Orkun Kokcu

first_img Euro 2020 postponed over coronavirusTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 1:05FullscreenEuro 2020 postponed over coronavirus is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.MORE: Mikel Arteta tells Arsenal to trigger extra year in David Luiz’s contractMORE: Willian sends message to Chelsea manager Frank Lampard amid Arsenal and Tottenham transfer linksFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page. Comment Kokcu is a big talent in the Eredivisie (Picture: Getty)Arsenal are set to offer £25million to Feyenoord to sign Orkun Kokcu this summer, reports say.Mikel Arteta has identified the playmaker as the perfect addition to his squad and wants to make the 19-year-old his first permanent signing.La Razon claim Sevilla are also tracking Kokcu and have sent representatives to speak to the youngster about a move to Spain.Read the latest updates: Coronavirus news liveADVERTISEMENTSevilla want to convince Kokcu his future lies in La Liga rather than the Premier League and the Spanish side regard him as their No.1 target to strengthen their midfield.The interest from Sevilla appears to have forced Arsenal to react and the Gunners have hatched a plan to see off the competition.AdvertisementAdvertisementArsenal plan to outbid Sevilla and offer £25m for Kokcu, a figure the La Liga side will not be able to match.Arteta is hoping for a busy summer transfer window, but his plans may be affected by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Advertisement Arsenal plan to outbid Sevilla to complete Orkun Kokcu transfercenter_img Arsenal are ready to offer £25m for Kokcu (Picture: Getty)The Premier League has had to suspend action until April due to the outbreak and club chiefs are holding a meeting on Thursday to further discuss what is to be done.It seems the postponed games will have to be played during the summer, which would presumably see the opening of the summer transfer window delayed.Arsenal’s training complex is still shut after Arteta became the first high profile figure in English football to test positive for coronavirus. Coral BarryThursday 19 Mar 2020 12:34 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link8.8kShares Advertisementlast_img read more

Port Offers Free Tours of the Working Waterfront

first_imgFacebook0Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Port of OlympiaNearly every month, Port of Olympia offers free, educational and fun tours of its Marine Terminal operations in downtown Olympia. Tours offer the opportunity to watch and learn the workings of Thurston County’s international shipping terminal.See various stages of the log cargo operations. Learn how Thurston County is connected with the global trade network, and how various modes of transportation move goods to their final destination. See the mobile harbor crane and other operational equipment, which are impressive by size alone.You will leave with a basic knowledge about global trade, the operations of a working waterfront and the economic value that ports provide their communities.Also included are stories about the Port’s Swantown Marina & Boatworks, Olympia Regional Airport and the Real Estate Development program.Tour DetailsReservations Required.  Space is limited. Reserve at ID Required for 17+. Due to Federal regulations, the secured Marine Terminal requires photo identification for everyone over 17 years of age.Location and Duration. The outdoor walking tours begin at Port offices, 626 Columbia Street NW STE 1-B (Olympics Room) in Olympia. Tours last approximately two hours.Attire.  Because tours are out of doors, participants are advised to wear comfortable shoes and dress for the weather.Children of all ages are welcome.  Tours are stroller and wheelchair accessible.A vessel in port is not guaranteed.2017 Tour ScheduleThursday, April 27, 10:00 a.m.Tuesday, May 9, 1:00 p.m.Thursday, June 22, 10:00 a.m.Wednesday, July 19, 10:00 a.m.Wednesday, August 16, 10:00 a.m.Tuesday, September 12, 1:00 p.m.Tuesday, October 10, 1:00 p.m.School and Group ToursIn addition to the monthly scheduled tours, the Port also welcomes tour groups from schools or other organizations. School and group tours are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis and according to Port availability. Bus funding is available to Thurston County schools upon request.To schedule your group tour, or if you have questions, please contact or by calling 360.528.8005.last_img read more


first_imgBOB BAFFERT, CALLBACK, WINNER, AND MAYBELLENE, EIGHTH: “We’ve always been pretty high on her. They were high on her when they sent her in. I wanted to run one-two. My other filly (Maybellene), she just didn’t kick today.“You train them for two turns; I knew she was going to be forwardly placed and she worked really well coming into it. I thought her last race was really good. She was a little bit intimidated down in the one hole and with the blinkers. The first time I ran her, she was the heavy favorite, she didn’t run well, but I think she bounced.“It was nice to get a win for Wayne Hughes. He couldn’t make it today. He was ill with a little cold (in Malibu). Yeah (the Santa Anita Oaks, Grade I, $400,000, 1 1/16 miles on April 4) would be considered, unless the earth moves or something.” KENT DESORMEAUX, LIGHT THE CITY, SECOND: “In hindsight maybe I should have switched posts with the winner, then they might have been taking my picture. I think that situation might have been the difference. With that being said I couldn’t be more proud of her; she ran an incredible race. I’m thinkin’ she’s got a few Grade I’s with her name on them.”RAFAEL BEJARANO, MAYBELLENE, EIGHTH: “She broke really good from the gate. I was right behind the speed and I followed the winner. I had a perfect trip, but at the three-eighths (marker), I was done. I didn’t have enough horse.”TRAINER QUOTES NOTES: The winning owner is B. Wayne Hughes of Lexington, Ky., and Malibu, CA, who races as Spendthrift Farm, LLC. This is Baffert’s fourth Las Virgenes win–Excellent Meeting, 1999; Composure, 2003; and Eden’s Moon, 2012. JOCKEY QUOTEScenter_img -30- MARTIN GARCIA, CALLBACK, WINNER: “I was just cruising all the way around there. I asked her a little going into the far turn and then again when Light the City came back at us, she took off. There was no way they were going to go by us.“I don’t see why stretching out further would be any problem; she’s a good filly. She can do anything you want.”last_img read more