SHARE Email Facebook Twitter January 17, 2017 Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Wolf congratulated Auditor General Eugene DePasquale, Attorney General Josh Shapiro, and Treasurer Joe Torsella as they took the oath of office:“Today, I would like to congratulate Auditor General Eugene DePasquale, Attorney General Josh Shapiro, and Treasurer Joe Torsella as they take their oath of office and commit themselves to the public service of the commonwealth. By working together, we can continue to challenge Harrisburg’s status quo to give Pennsylvanians a government they deserve.“I have full confidence that Auditor General DePasquale, Attorney General Shapiro, and Treasurer Torsella will use their experience and expertise to fulfill the duties of their office with dignity and honor. Our row officers will serve Pennsylvanians well by standing by their principles and pursing all efforts with openness and transparency. I look forward to working with them in giving Pennsylvanians a reason to trust their government.”Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf Governor Wolf Congratulates Row Officers on Swearing-In Day
The 24-year-old Germany international completed a club-record transfer from Real Madrid late on Monday evening for a fee believed to be £43million. Ozil revealed once it was clear he no longer figured in the first-team plans of Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti following the world-record signing of Gareth Bale from Tottenham, that he had no hesitation in moving on to a fresh challenge at Arsenal, where he is set to become an integral part of Wenger’s team alongside Jack Wilshere, Theo Walcott and Santi Cazorla. Wenger’s squad responded well since they lost the opening Barclays Premier League game at home to Aston Villa, first winning at Fulham and then securing a place in the group stages of the Champions League by beating Fenerbahce both at home and away before beating their fierce rivals. However, the need for getting extra bodies in was highlighted by the inclusion of youngsters Serge Gnabry and Gedion Zelalem, both only 16, on the bench after Arsenal’s first-team squad had been decimated by injuries to key men like Lukas Podolski, Mikel Arteta and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. Arsenal, however, had been keen to bring in some more offensive cover and looked at a loan deal for Chelsea forward Demba Ba, but the Stamford Bridge club were not interested in reaching such an agreement with their rivals. The arrival of the third-generation Turkish-German playmaker Ozil comes in a deal worth the best part of £200,000-per-week at nearly treble the previous record transfer fee paid for Andrey Arshavin to Zenit St Petersburg in January 2009. Wenger had long championed the need for a wage structure which kept a sense of parity within the dressing room. Although that was pushed by the arrival of Germany forward Podolski last summer and also by the new contract given to England winger Walcott, while chief executive Ivan Gazidis claimed at the end of last season enough funds were available to meet such super-star salaries on top of a massive transfer fee. Indeed, Arsenal had already freed up millions in wages by offloading many fringe players earlier in the summer, including Arshavin. However, Denmark striker Nicklas Bendtner remains on the payroll – at a reported weekly bill of £52,000 – after a proposed switch to Crystal Palace failed to materialise because, due to the non-starter with Ba, there was no time for Arsenal to draft in a replacement. Press Association New Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil has no doubts he can take his game to a whole new level at the Emirates Stadium to repay the faith of Gunners boss Arsene Wenger. However, the German’s arrival could pose problems for Wenger because of the effect of his salary on the club’s wage structure. Speaking to the German Football Association’s official website, www.dfb.de, Ozil said: “At the weekend, I was certain that I would stay at Real Madrid, but afterwards I realised that I did not have the faith from the coach or the bosses. I am a player who needs this faith and that is what I have felt from Arsenal, which is why I have joined. “I am really looking forward to it because I have the faith of the coach. I had spoken to him at length on the telephone, he explained his plans and that he has faith in me – that is what I need as a player. “I am looking forward to the new challenge there (Arsenal). I have already heard that they have super fans, the city is great and the team is fantastic. “Wenger gives me the faith and I can develop further. I know what I can do and I know that I could make the grade with any club in the world because I am so convinced in myself, but if I don’t feel people have faith in me, then that is why I had to leave and at Arsenal, I feel I have this fully. “I am sure the new coach is going to develop me further and I am also really looking forward to playing in the Premier League.” Ozil completed the terms of his transfer while away on international duty with Germany in Munich ahead of their World Cup qualifier with Austria, as Wenger finally delivered a marquee signing – and a player he had tracked ever since he impressed at Werder Bremen. Before Sunday’s 1-0 win over big-spending Tottenham, Wenger had seen moves for Gonzalo Higuain, Luis Suarez and Yohan Cabaye all fail to materialise, and only secured the free transfers of Yaya Sanogo and Mathieu Flamini, before a loan move for Palermo goalkeeper Emiliano Viviano was completed on deadline day.
Rory McIlroy says he’s determined to land a fifth major title this week.The world number four returns to one of his favourite courses – Quail Hollow – for the US PGA Championship.McIlroy, who was in the top-five at the W-G-C Bridgestone Invitational at the weekend, says the tournament is set up to his strengths. Photo © – Tipp FM
RelatedMourinho Snubs Ronaldo and Messi, Names Football’s ‘GOAT’April 26, 2020In “Featured”Analysing A Potential Neymar Switch To The City Of LoveJuly 22, 2017In “Europe”I Have Now Won Best Player Five Times – Ronaldo Fuels Messi RivalryOctober 24, 2017In “FIFA” Former Real Madrid legend Ronaldo Nazario has suggested that his own exit from Barcelona was similar to that of fellow Brazilian, Neymar, who moved to PSG in the summer.Ronaldo also attributed a lack of attention to detail on current LaLiga player contracts as the reason why fiscal matters are often overlooked, causing problems down the line.Speaking to Brazilian newspaper Veja, Ronaldo said, “Players have to make time to see everything, they have to focus on their own business.”“Neymar’s departure was similar to mine, and though I don’t know the details or what happened in the negotiations, there may have been an issue with the Barcelona board, which was also the case when I left.”It’s an interesting point and one which once again highlights the problems involving Barcelona’s board, and their management of the club.
Argentin striker Juan Manuel Varea signed today a one year contract with the FC Željezničar.Varea said he is very happy to sign for the most successful club in B&H and that he can’t wait to play at Grbavica in front of the Željezničar fans – was announced at the FC Željezničar.“I want to welcome Juan. I hope he will be of great help to us, but we know he needs time. He is currently not in a great shape and we will do our best to get him back on the track in a short notice. He surely want be able to help us the first twenty days, in fact as long as we don’t get him a working licence.” – said the leader of the FC Željezničar, Admir Adžem.Varea is born in Buenos Aires 23th March 1986. He started his career in Velez Sarsfield and later played for the Deportivo Espanol, Central Cordoba, Široki Brijeg and spent his last season with the team of Ravan Baku.He played 73 matches and scored 25 goals in Široki Brijeg and was pronounced the best foreign player in B&H in 2010.According to the web site Trnasfermarket.de he is worth 650 000 BAM.(Source: Fena)