first_img1 Chelsea and Manchester United look set to lose out to Barcelona in the pursuit to sign Arda Turan.The Atletico Madrid midfielder is reported to have agreed a five-year deal with the Catalan club for a fee of around £24m, plus £5m in add-ons.Chelsea and United had both registered bids to Atletico but, according to Marca, his agent has confirmed the Turkish international prefers a move to the Nou Camp.The only potential snag in the deal is Barca’s current transfer window ban, meaning Turan cannot be registered until January when the sanction expires but the European champions are still confident of completing the move.Turan joined Atletico from Galatasaray in 2011 and played a key part in the club’s La Liga success and run to the Champions League final in the 2013/14 season. Arda Turan last_img read more


first_imgFifth-year senior tight end Eric Saubert claimed the fourth All-PFL accolade of his career and his third first-team honor. Saubert led the Bulldogs in receiving, recording a career-high 56 receptions, 776 yards receiving and 10 touchdowns to rank 17th in the nation. Senior running back Conley Wilkins ranked second in the league in rushing with 1,081 rushing yards and became the first Bulldog to reach the 1,000-yard milestone since 2007 to earn first team honors after being named second-team All-PFL in 2015 and honorable mention in 2014. Fifth-year senior offensive lineman Aaron Melton garnered first-team honors after starting all 11 games at center and anchoring the Bulldog offensive line that helped pave the way for Wilkins to become the fifth Bulldog since 1987 to rush over 1,000 yards to garner first-team honors. Senior placekicker Josh Lee, who was named PFL Special Teams Player of the Year on Monday, rounded out the Bulldogs’ first-team selections as he handed all the kicking duties for Drake and was perfect on both field goals (8-of-8) and PATs (27-of-27) during conference play. Drake’s 11 All-PFL honorable mention selections included four offensive players, five defensive players and two special team players. Defensive lineman Nathan Clayberg, long snapper Brady Eckert, defensive lineman Tanner Evans, wide receiver Keegan Gallery, offensive lineman Ryan Lemke, defensive lineman Mack Marrin, wide receiver Grant Menard, linebacker Michael Roane, return specialist Terry Wallen, offensive lineman Payson Wick and defensive back Caz Zyks. Print Friendly Version ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Sixteen members of the Drake University football team have been selected to the All-Pioneer Football League team as voted by the league’s 11 head coaches. The Bulldogs had four student-athletes selected to the first team, one to the second team and 11 earn honorable mention honors.center_img Fifth-year senior linebacker Taylor Coleman was the lone Bulldog to garner All-PFL second-team honors, as he led the team in tackles, recording 68 stops, despite missing the final three games of the season.last_img read more


first_imgRecently the FD Early Intervention team was able to sit down with Carol M. Trivette, PhD., an associate professor at East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, TN.   In this short video she shares her thoughts on how early interventionists can best support military families facing deployment.Carol says, “Deployment can be a time of stress for families and when there is a child with a disability, it can be even more stressful. However you can reduce some of this stress by helping a parent identify successful strategies that were used in the past and new strategies the parent might want to try during the upcoming deployment. Taking the time to really listen to what a parent wants to share about previous deployment experiences including who helped, how daily routines and activities were accomplished as well as what challenges they encountered is an key first step in supporting families through this experience.”Carol M. Trivette, PhD earned her degree from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in Child Development and Family Relations. She provided direct supports to children with disabilities and their families in home-base programs and in classrooms and was the director of an early intervention program. During most of her career, she has also been involved in applied research. Her research interests focus on identifying evidence-based practices for working with children and families in the areas of responsive parental interactions with their children with disabilities, children’s early language and literacy development, family-centered practices and family support, and the development of tools and scales to support the implementation of evidence-based practices with fidelity. She is currently an Associate Professor at East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN, where she works mainly with doctoral students focused on enhancing their research skills.This post was written by Robyn DiPietro-Wells & Amy Santos, PhD, members of the MFLN FD Early Intervention team, which aims to support the development of professionals working with military families. Find out more about the Military Families Learning Network FD concentration on our website, on Facebook, on Twitter, YouTube, and on LinkedIn.last_img read more


first_imgzoomIllustration. Image Courtesy: Pixabay under CC0 Creative Commons license French container shipping giant CMA CGM has decided to acquire Containerships, a Finland-based company specialized in the intra-European market.As informed, CMA CGM has signed an agreement with Container Finance pursuant to which the container shipping and logistics business Containerships and Container Finance’s holdings in Multi-Link Terminals and CD Holding will become part of the CMA CGM Group.The agreement remains subject to approval by the relevant authorities and the estimated closing is between 3-6 months, according to Containerships.Upon closing of the transaction, Container Finance’s entire container logistics operations will integrate CMA CGM intra-regional market offering in Europe and Mediterranean area.CMA CGM Group is already present on the intra-regional market through its subsidiaries: CNC in Intra Asia, Mercosul in Brazil, Sofrana in the Pacific Islands regional maritime trade, and MacAndrews in Europe.“The acquisition of Containerships will strengthen even more the development strategy implemented by Rodolphe Saadé, CMA CGM Group’s Chairman and CEO, aimed at densifying the group’s regional network,” CMA CGM said in a statement.Founded in 1966, Containerships is an intra-European Shortsea specialist with a presence in the Baltic market, Russia, Northern Europe, North Africa and Turkey. With a workforce of 560 people, Containerships offers a complete range of services, as well as logistics solutions by ship, truck, rail and barges.Commenting on the recently signed agreement, Containerships said it “continues to execute its LNG strategy as planned and will launch four LNG-fuelled vessels between August 2018 and January 2019.”last_img read more