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Bayern Munich prepared to wait in pursuit of Chelsea’s Callum Hudson-Odoi

first_imgAdvertisement Hasan Salihamidzic is a huge admirer of Hudson-Odoi’s talents (Getty Images)Rummenige said: ‘I guess Hasan (Salihamidzic) is a bit like Uli (Hoeness). We also had transfers in the past that didn’t work at the first attempt but at the second. And that’s what we will work on now.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘To lay down a marker costs money. We want the best quality players here at Bayern and Hasan is absolutely convinced of that player.’Hudson-Odoi is now in the final 18-months of his contract at Chelsea and turned down a reported offer of £85,000 per week in January to try and force through a move to Bayern.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 CityMaurizio Sarri responded to Hudson-Odoi’s transfer request by dropping him from his 18-man squad for Chelsea’s 4-0 defeat to Bournemouth on Wedneday. The Italian has also urged Hudson-Odoi to ‘respect the club and the academy’ and has suggested he’d be better served staying in west London.Bayern are looking to refresh their ageing squad following a difficult season and have pinpointed Hudson-Odoi as an ideal signing to join other youngsters such as Joshua Kimmich, Kingsley Coman, Alphonso Davies and Serge Gnabry.Arjen Robben will bring his decade-long stay in Munich to an end in the summer while Frank Ribery is also out of contract. Bayern were willing to guarantee Hudson-Odoi the No.10 shirt currently worn by Robben if he were to join, suggesting he would be a first-team regular.Two of Hudson-Odoi’s teammates from England U17 World Cup winning team are currently playing in the Bundesliga with Jadon Sancho excelling at Borussia Dortmund and Emile Smith Rowe joining RB Leipzig on loan from Arsenal on deadline day.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 Bayern Munich will return for Callum Hudson-Odoi in the summer (Getty Images)Bayern Munich chief executive Karl-Heinz Rummenige has hinted that the club will resume their interest in Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi in the summer after failing to sign him last month.The Bundesliga giants did everything they could to lure the 18-year-old to Bavaria in the winter transfer window, lodging four separate bids for him, the last of which was worth £35m plus add-ons.Hudson-Odoi certainly seemed keen to make the move, submitting a transfer request towards the end of the window, but Chelsea refused and he remained at Stamford Bridge.Despite missing out on Hudson-Odoi, Bayern appear to be undettered in their hopes of signing him in the future with the club’s sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic a big fan of his.ADVERTISEMENT Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 2 Feb 2019 11:33 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link121Shares Bayern Munich prepared to wait in pursuit of Chelsea’s Callum Hudson-Odoi Comment Advertisementlast_img read more

Leising makes progress in cursive writing debate

first_imgIndianapolis, In. —  After a seven-year battle, Oldenburg Republican state senator Jean Leising can claim a small victory.Leising has been working to get her colleagues to pass legislation that would make teaching cursive writing mandatory in Indiana schools. Now, House Enrolled Act 1420 will leave the decision up to individual school districts.An Indiana Department of Education study done in 2017 showed about 20-percent of school districts teach cursive curriculum without the law in place.Leising has consistently told her fellow lawmakers cursive writing is an important skill.last_img

SDA creates scholarship for LGBTQ+ students

first_imgSDA Dean David Bridel said the cabaret concert is the most fitting way to fundraise for this scholarship because of Billing’s background performing in cabarets. “[This scholarship] sends a clear message that the LGBT community is here and that they matter,” the fundraising website read. “It reaches out to young LGBT Americans searching for artistic expansion.” “I am overwhelmed and profoundly moved by this honor,” Billings wrote in her Instagram post. “As a 56-year-old mixed-race trans woman living with AIDS since the mid-1980s and having survived on the streets of Chicago as a sex worker, a heroin addict and being homeless for almost a year and a half, this sits in a place in my spirit that is truly humbling.” Billings, who has been acting for over 40 years and has performed in live productions and is known for her guest appearances on “How To Get Away With Murder” and “Grey’s Anatomy.” She also played Davina on the Golden Globe-winning show “Transparent.” According to the SDA website, Billings is also one of the first transgender actresses to play a transgender character on television. She has been recognized with five After Dark Awards and the Rainbow Spirit Award. Transgender actress and pioneer Alexandra Billings will launch a scholarship for LGBTQ+ students applying to the School of Dramatic Arts. Billings joined SDA’s faculty in 2017. (Sasha Urban/Daily Trojan) According to its fundraising website, Billings hopes the scholarship will send a message to the LGBTQ+ community that they belong at USC. Yahm Steinberg, a freshman majoring in theatre who identifies as pansexual, said she believes this scholarship will help queer members of the theater community feel validated. Billings is hosting a fundraising show May 1 at the Bing Theatre called “I’m Still Queer: A TransAmerican Cabaret.” At the time of publication, the scholarship has raised more than $10,000.center_img Actress and assistant professor Alexandra Billings announced on March 13 via Instagram the launch of a scholarship for LGBTQ+ students applying to the School of Dramatic Arts. Samantha Ruzon, a freshman majoring in theatre and political science, said she is worried about students applying to the scholarship who have not yet come out as part of the LGBTQ+ community. In 2018, the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation  found that 8.8% of regular television characters identified as LGBTQ+. “That’s the difficult thing,” Ruzon said. “If [the student] gets [the scholarship], they shouldn’t have to advertise that.” “Even if you’re not gay, [you’re] being exposed to stories of people who are,” Kleinberg said. “Gay people are forced to conform to heteronormativity all the time, and I think it’s really cool that [this scholarship] is starting to break that idea [and] celebrate people in [these] communities.” “In addition to being a passionate advocate for the LGBT community, Alexandra Billings is one of the country’s great cabaret performers,” Bridel wrote in an email to the Daily Trojan. “It is especially fitting that [SDA] should choose to present her work in this format, as cabaret has always been a place to give voice to individuals and communities who have a vital message for society.”last_img read more

Giannis, Bucks Stop Warriors’ 8-Game Win Streak; Stephen Curry Injured

first_imgOAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Stephen Curry left with an injury and the Golden State Warriors were unable to recover in a 134-111 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks that snapped their eight-game winning streak Thursday night.Eric Bledsoe scored 26 points and Giannis Antetokounmpo added 24 points, nine rebounds and four assists as the Bucks handed the Warriors their first defeat at home this season.The two-time defending NBA champions were already missing All-Star Draymond Green and then lost Curry midway through the third quarter. The two-time MVP strained the adductor muscle in his left leg and went to the locker room shortly thereafter. He did not return.Curry grabbed at his inner thigh after trying to contest Bledsoe’s shot in transition. He is expected to have an MRI on Friday.Klay Thompson led the Warriors with 24 points and Kevin Durant had 17 points, nine assists and seven rebounds.Malcolm Brogdon scored 20 points as Milwaukee (9-2) won for the second straight time at Oracle Arena, including a 116-107 victory on March 29.Golden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry walks on the court during a timeout in the second half of the team’s NBA basketball game against the Milwaukee Bucks on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)THUNDER 98, ROCKETS 80OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Paul George scored 20 points and Oklahoma City beat Houston without point guard Russell Westbrook for its seventh straight victory.Westbrook missed his second consecutive game with a sprained left ankle. George also had 11 rebounds, six assists and six steals. The Thunder were 0-4 before the streak.Steven Adams had 19 points and 10 rebounds, and Terrance Ferguson and Dennis Schroder each added 14 points. James Harden scored 19 points, but made just 7 of 19 shots for the Rockets. Clint Capela added 17 points for Houston. The Rockets had won three in a row.Houston’s Carmelo Anthony, who played for the Thunder last season and was traded this summer, scored two points on 1-for-11 shooting. Chris Paul added 10 points.CELTICS 116, SUNS 109, OTPHOENIX (AP) — Kyrie Irving scored 18 of his season-high 39 points in the fourth quarter and overtime, and Boston overcame a 22-point deficit to beat Phoenix.Irving scored Boston’s first six points in the extra period, and Marcus Morris finished with 17 against his former team — including the tying 3-pointer with 1.1 seconds left in regulation.Devin Booker led the Suns with a season-high 38 points, and T.J. Warren had 29.TRAIL BLAZERS 116, CLIPPERS 105PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Damian Lillard had 25 points and Portland topped Los Angeles to win its third straight game.CJ McCollum added 23 points for the Trail Blazers, who have won six of seven.Danilo Gallinari and Lou Williams each scored 20 for the Clippers. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander had a career-high 19.The Clippers closed to 107-101 on Gallinari’s jumper, but Jusuf Nurkic answered for Portland with a layup and Los Angeles could not get any closer down the stretch.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Global Affairs says another Canadian diplomat in Cuba has fallen ill

first_imgOTTAWA — Global Affairs Canada says another Canadian diplomat in Cuba has fallen ill, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 13.That includes diplomats posted to the Canadian embassy in Havana, as well as their dependants, who have come down with a mysterious illness that causes dizziness, headaches and trouble concentrating.Global Affairs says the government continues to investigate the cause of the unknown illness, adding in a statement that the health and safety of diplomatic staff and their families is a top priority.The department says the person who fell ill most recently “is receiving the necessary medical attention.”It says it’s allowing Canadian diplomatic personnel to return to Canada if they wish.The government is also planning to hold a teleconference on Thursday to provide more detail about the investigation.The Canadian Presslast_img read more