Bruno Guimaraes breaks silence on Arsenal transfer links as Edu attempts to close deal

first_imgAdvertisement Advertisement Comment Bruno Guimaraes breaks silence on Arsenal transfer links as Edu attempts to close dealcenter_img Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 21 Jan 2020 11:15 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link3.8kShares Bruno Guimaraes has broken his silence on the Arsenal transfer links (Picture: Getty)Arsenal transfer target Bruno Guimaraes has spoken out for the first time on speculation linking him with a January move to the Premier League.The Brazilian midfielder has emerged as a target for Arsenal, who are looking to bolster Mikel Arteta’s squad this month as he bids to challenge for a top-four spot.Guimaraes, 22, has developed into a key player for Athletico Paranaense since joining the Brazilian club in 2018 and is valued at £21million.Last week, it was reported that Arsenal’s technical director Edu was due to hold talks in London with representatives of Guimaraes, and now the Brazilian has responded to the transfer links.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTHe told SporTV: ‘What I asked my agents was that the transfer is good for me and for Athletico Paranaense.‘I know that clubs are in talks… it’s difficult to choose. They are all great teams.’As well as targeting Guimaraes, Arsenal have also been heavily linked with a January move for PSG defender Layvin Kurzawa.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityResponding to Arsenal’s interest in Kurzawa, PSG sporting director Leonardo said: ‘For the moment we have not had any discussions with Arsenal.’PSG manager Thomas Tuchel, meanwhile, added: ‘I haven’t spoken with Layvin or anyone else about his departure this winter.‘Layvin is number two behind [Juan] Bernat in the left-back position. ‘We need him and he has played well recently.’MORE: Man Utd make improved transfer bid to sign Bellingham ahead of ArsenalMORE: Barcelona plan to sign Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang on loan from Arsenallast_img read more

The 25th running of the Great Race to be held this Saturday at Woods Park

first_imgby James Jordan, Sumner Newscow — The 25th running of the Great Race will be held in Wellington Saturday, July 25 with 11 teams competing in 13 events (see participation list here). Great Race organizer Jack Potucek said he hopes to have the captains of the first five winning teams present for the starting of this year’s race in honor of it being the 25th running.The race begins and ends at Woods Park at 5 p.m. Participants will board trucks and be taken to their various locations at about 4 p.m. It is a good idea to get there early as the course is closed around 4 p.m.The event begins and ends with running, but there are also motorcycle races, horseback riding, bicycles and canoes involved. There are several running events of different lengths.The race is a little hard to watch, but many of the events can be seen at Woods Park where more than 1000 people will be gathered.There are a lot of people involved in the race with 11 teams and 15 members each. More time is spent getting people into the right location than the race itself. People have to be taken to various starting locations.The Dore Enchies will be back to defend their title. The Anders Spinalators will also have a team. Those two have dominated recent yearsOver the past three years, those two teams have finished first and second. The Spinalators won year before last and the Dore Enchies won the previous three. The Dore has won the event eight times since 2001 and in the top three twice. The Anders Spinalators have been in the top three each of the last four years. The Security State Bank Big Bucks will also be back, and they have challenged, finishing in the top three two of the last three years.There are some new teams this year, with Airbus from Wichita, the Kansas National Guard, and Lonnie Cooper’s Comets running for the first time.Potucek is trying to have the captains of the first five teams on hand to start the race. Potwin Kansas Jets won the first two, the Greeno Flamouts won the third one, Renns Rockets won the next one and Stalcups Steel Heads won the fifth one in 1981.  The Greeno team is still around and is expected to run again this year.All of the events will be the same, and there are the same challenges. The canoe race involves two sections with two-man crews. They have to change from one canoe to another one in the middle of the race, and that often causes problems for teams.The horse racce section is long, and more than a mile so that is also a challenging area.“We usually have a lot of quarter horses, and that is a long run for a quarter horse. Teams that have good endurance horses do well,” Potucek said.The race begins with a 360-yard spring, followed by a three-quarter mile run, a cross country run and a motocross motorcycle event. Then there is a long straight run called desert highway, that is a tough run in the hot sun. That is followed by the horse race, then the bicycle, and two consecutive one-mile runs. Then comes the two canoe races, followed by a half-mile run and the race ends where it started with another 360-yard run.This is all done in about 43 minutes. Three years ago the Enchies set the record with a run in 42 minutes.The race will be dedicated to Frances Carr this year, who has started every race since the beginning.“He has been a good friend and a great supporter of the Great Race,” Potucek said.Several teams have been with the race since it begain in 1977. The race was not held for a few years after the restaurant that Potucek owned, and which created the event, burned. The event was started up again in 2001 at the urging of the chamber of commerce. For a couple of years they tried to have it as part of the Wheat Festival, but soon decided it should be an event on its own. Since then it has been held the last Saturday in July.Potucek said there have been some rainstorms during the race, and will be held regardless of the weather.Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comment (1) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +5 Vote up Vote down judy · 264 weeks ago good luck to all the teams in the race be safe and have fun Report Reply 0 replies · active 264 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. 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Elon Musks Boring Co flamethrower is real 500 and up for

first_imgSo that flamethrower that Elon Musk teased The Boring Company would start selling after it ran out of its 50,000 hats? Yeah, it’s real – and you can pre-order one now if you want need a ridiculous way to spend $500.Musk revealed the flamethrower on Saturday, after some digging tipped its existence late last week. The Boring Company Flamethrower is functional, too, as you can see from this Instagram featuring some Boring Co. staff, presumably well safety trained, firing off two of the things IRL. Marketing copy for the flamethrower includes a “guarantee” that it will “liven up any party,” and a proclamation that it’s “world’s safest flamethrower,” in case you were concerned (you probably are not, if you’re ordering a flamethrower on the internet). The $500 fee doesn’t include taxes and shipping, which are added at checkout, and the initial shipments will come out in spring.There’s also a disclaimer about international shipping incurring extra fees (and maybe seizure at the border?) plus, buyers will be required to review and accept a terms and conditions document prior to getting their flamethrower in the mail. Say hello to my little friend …A post shared by Elon Musk (@elonmusk) on Jan 27, 2018 at 4:42pm PST Musk’s Boring Company is literally a company focused on tunnel boring, but it seems like it’ll be a while before it has revenue or significant results (even if it’s already digging test tunnels). To fund the project until then, selling weird stuff with the company’s logo to Muskheads everywhere seems like a decent plan. Even if it contributes negatively to the sum total of working flamethrowers existing in the world. Great for roasting nuts 🔥 🥜A post shared by Elon Musk (@elonmusk) on Jan 27, 2018 at 4:53pm PST The Boring Co. also sells a fire extinguisher, because they know how to make an upsell with specific relevance, and it’s $30, which they fully admit is more than you’d pay elsewhere. But it has a sticker. There’s not even a picture, so it probably doesn’t look all that impressive. Don’t do this. Also, I want to be clear that a flamethrower is a super terrible idea. Definitely don’t buy one.A post shared by Elon Musk (@elonmusk) on Jan 27, 2018 at 5:29pm PSTlast_img read more