Wenger denies PSG offer

first_imgPARIS (AP):Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has denied he has been offered a two-year deal to become coach at Paris Saint-Germain (PSG).Speaking to Beinsports channel, the Frenchman said the reports in the British press are “fake news”.Wenger said last week he has reached a decision on whether he will stay at the Premier League club beyond this season, and will announce it publicly “very soon”.The 67-year-old Wenger, who has been in his position since 1996, is under increased pressure after Arsenal’s 3-1 loss at West Bromwich Albion that saw the team drop to sixth place. It was Arsenal’s fourth loss in five Premier League games.In the last month, Arsenal have been eliminated from the Champions League by Bayern Munich 10-2 on aggregate and only won two games – both against fifth-tier teams in the FA Cup. Arsenal are further than ever from winning the Premier League title for the first time since 2004 and are six points adrift of the fourth Champions League place.”It is a false rumour. That is what you call fake news,” Wenger said when asked about the reported offer from PSG. “I formally deny it. It is not true.”Wenger’s contract with Arsenal expires at the end of the season.He said last year that he rejected offers from the French champions after L’Equipe newspaper reported that PSG had made three approaches since Qatar Sports Investments took over the club in 2011.”I know well the owners, but I feel always I remained loyal to Arsenal football club because I think it’s a club that has the qualities I love,” Wenger said in September.last_img read more

‘Practice Gratitude with Better Attitude,’

first_imgFormer Minister of Information, Cultural Affairs and Tourism, Rev. Dr. Lawrence Bropleh, has appealed to Liberians to practice high degree of gratitude with better attitudes.Rev. Dr. Bropleh made the utterance last Sunday at a Pastor Appreciation Day program at the Mount Galilee United Methodist Church, in Lower Harlandsville Township, outside Buchanan City, in Grand Bassa County.Rev. Dr. Bropleh,  who preached on the theme: “Gratitude with  Better Attitudes,” from Galatians 6:6-10 called on Christians, especially Liberians to share all good things  they have with each other without any form of discrimination so that God can bless and reward them.“Be not deceived. God is not mocked, for whatsoever a man soweth thatshall he also reaps,” he said.He urged Liberians to be generous and hospitable as well as being dedicated and committed to love and share with their fellowmen for oneness in Jesus Christ and should not only do for public sentiment, but must do good for people to consider them to be Christian.He cautioned Liberians not to join other people to talk evil against their leaders and fellow men especially those who have previously done well for them.“Be your brother’s keeper,” he said, “in time of trials, temptations and tribulations in order to fulfill the law of Christ. When one thinks about himself and no one else, when he is nothing, deceives himself, therefore we must desist from selfishness and practice ‘general spirit with generosity”During the colorful occasion, 13 pastors of the church received honors of appreciation for their devotion and numerous contributions toward the church.On behalf of his fellow honorees, Rev. G. Roosevelt Goah, Sr. acting pastor and superintendent of the St. John River district of the United Methodist Church Liberia Annual Conference (UMC-LAC) thanked officials and members of church for remembering their contributions towards the upliftment of the church during the year under review.The honorees were later pinned and given gifts by their respective relatives and friends from various departments of the churchShare this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Wintry, wet weather expected to linger

first_imgAbout 2:26 a.m., several vehicles, including two big rigs, were involved in a crash along the westbound Foothill (210) Freeway transition in Pasadena, causing 100 gallons of diesel fuel to leak into the roadway, said CHP Officer Francisco Villalobos. Crews spent several hours cleaning up debris and the fuel spill before the road could be reopened around 9 a.m. There were no reports of injuries in the crash, he said. The CHP tallied 133 accidents between 5 and 9 a.m. Monday, compared with 57 accidents during the same time period Feb. 12, Villalobos said. All the accidents occurred in the CHP’s coverage area, which includes Los Angeles freeways, unincorporated areas of the county, and state routes in the county, he said. No fatalities have been reported so far, he said. “There’s minor complaints of pain, minor injuries, but a lot of crashes,” Villalobos said. “People are just driving too fast for the wet weather,” he said, noting many of the accidents are solo spinouts and cars hitting guardrails. City News Service contributed to this story. Monday patricia.ho@sgvn.com (626) 578-6300, Ext. 4586160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! It is expected to be partly cloudy today. The change in weather is due to a fairly strong low-pressure system moving a ridge of high pressure out of the area, Meier said. Saturday’s temperatures did not break any records. However, in downtown Los Angeles, a reading of 89 degrees tied a record set in 1890. The days are expected to get warmer after Thursday, with another slightly windy, but not quite as hot, weekend ahead, Meier said. Meantime, drivers traveling at unsafe speeds along slippery roads caused dozens of accidents on area freeways , according to the California Highway Patrol. • Photo Gallery: After the stormPASADENA – The weather made an abrupt turn over the weekend, with sunshine and 80-degree temperatures Saturday giving way to cold and rain overnight Sunday. Weather forecasters say the rainy weather will continue this week, with a chance of scattered showers Wednesday night through Thursday. “It will be more of the same compared with what we saw \[Monday,” said Jamie Meier, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service. last_img read more