Why Manchester United decided against signing Arsenal star Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

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first_imgWhy Manchester United decided against signing Arsenal star Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Metro Sport ReporterMonday 28 Oct 2019 9:38 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link945Shares Advertisement Comment Advertisement Aubameyang has scored 49 in 77 for appearances for Arsenal (Picture: Getty)Jose Mourinho was also sceptical about Aubameyang’s ability to lead the line and felt that he was not good enough with his back to goal.AdvertisementAdvertisementThe Portuguese boss decided to sign Romelu Lukaku instead but Aubameyang’s record at the Emirates must have left United chiefs wondering what could have been.More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errorsAubameyang has netted 49 goals in 77 appearances for the Gunners, while United’s top scorer in that time has been Anthony Martial.The Red Devils have struggled for goals this season and managed to find the net more than once in a game for just the second time this season in a 3-1 win against Norwich on Sunday.MORE: Granit Xhaka must apologise to fans immediately to save Arsenal career, says Alan Shearer Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang joined Arsenal in 2018 (Picture: Getty)Manchester United passed up the chance to sign Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang due to concerns Dortmund’s valuation of the striker, his hold-up play and his age.The Gunners made Aubameyang their record signing in 2018 when they agreed a deal of around £56m for the Gabon international.United had been searching for a long-term replacement for Zlatan Ibrahimovic and ‘extensively’ watched Aubameyang after getting wind of the fact he wanted to leave Germany.However, according to the Athletic, United decided against a move for the striker because he was 28 at the time and the club saw little value in shelling out £56m.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more


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first_img January 22, 2018 Efficiency,  Press Release,  Prison Reform,  Public Safety Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced today that the number of inmates in the Pennsylvania state prison system dropped for the fourth consecutive calendar year, according to new statistics released by the Department of Corrections (DOC).In 2017, the total DOC inmate population dropped from 49,301 to 48,438, a decrease of 863 inmates or 1.8 percent over 2016.“The 2017 calendar year reduction represents the single largest year-over-year decrease of inmate population on record,” Governor Wolf said. “I am pleased that our efforts and initiatives are making a measurable difference in improving our prison population numbers, while reducing crime, supporting those reentering our communities, and lowering costs.”After decades of growth that more than doubled the number of prisons in Pennsylvania, the inmate population has declined by 6.4 percent, or 3,319 inmates, since June 2012, allowing for the 2017 closure of SCI Pittsburgh and accompanying significant cost savings.“This latest reduction in the inmate population, combined with the crime rate decline, indicates that a broad range of bi-partisan criminal justice initiatives being undertaken across Pennsylvania are working for our citizens,” said Corrections Secretary John Wetzel. “We believe further reductions in the inmate population, lower agency costs and decreases in the crime rate, are possible moving forward as part of the consolidation with the Board of Probation and Parole and the second round of the Justice Reinvestment Initiative.”Wetzel said legislation proposed under the initiative would also expand victims’ rights to require police officers to provide victim services information at the scene of a crime, require prosecutors to notify the Victim Advocate on behalf of personal injury crime victims and increase compensation for crime victims.In the decade before the first Justice Reinvestment Initiative (JRI) began in 2012, the DOC population was increasing by an average of 1,262 inmates per year. The Justice Reinvestment Initiative is aimed at reducing the prison population through criminal justice reform and directing the savings to help counties enhance public safety which also further sustains prison population reductions.Better coordination between the Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole and DOC has played a key role in driving the reduction, along with the invalidation by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court in 2015 of many mandatory minimum sentencing penalties, said Bret Bucklen, the department’s director of planning, research, and statistics.Luis Rosa, deputy secretary of reentry, credited interagency cooperation and said technology has improved parole processes.“The use of electronic information sharing, enhances our abilities to apply data driven, outcome focused principles, which are the centerpiece of evidence based practice applications,” said Rosa. “Not only was the prison population reduced, but our case management quality was improved through the use of staff reentry trainings.”Christian Stephens, deputy secretary of field supervision, said several recent initiatives have allowed field operations to safely increase the number of reentrants it can manage leading to more efficient and expedited release process.“We are utilizing proven evidence-based practices, which preserve public safety, such as lowering the caseload ratios by hiring over 150 new agents in the past 18 months, increasing use of GPS, and fully implementing the use of the contact report, which assists our agents in the prioritization of their work,” said Stephens.Among the legislative proposals under the second phase of Justice Reinvestment Initiative (JRI2) are the introduction of “presumptive parole,” where short-term, non-violent offenders are automatically paroled upon completion of their minimum sentence, the expansion of the State Intermediate Punishment (SIP) program, which offers shorter sentences for drug offenders, combined with substance use disorder treatment and enacting a short sanctioning option for technical parole violators, such as the Swift, Certain, and Fair (SCF) approach.The main driver of the population decrease in 2017 was a large reduction in parole violator admissions, which dropped by 10.2 percent in 2017, said Bucklen. And further inmate population reductions and additional cost savings are possible if the continued reforms are implemented.“If we move forward with these proposals, we are projecting a reduction of another roughly 2,500 inmates over the next 5 years, and a cost savings of approximately $91.7 million,” said Bucklen. Governor Wolf Announces Prison Inmate Population Drops for Fourth Consecutive Year After Record Reductioncenter_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more


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first_img Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Jim Boeheim didn’t waste any time telling the assembled group of reporters what he thought of Scoop Jardine’s performance in Syracuse’s 78-58 victory over Cornell Tuesday. Midway into listening to a question that focused on a positive of Jardine’s game — seven assists — Boeheim interrupted. ‘He was horrible,’ Boeheim said. ‘He couldn’t be any worse than he played tonight.’ Four games after a career night against Detroit on Nov. 16, Jardine was absent from the scoring column against Cornell. He shot 0-for-5 from the floor Tuesday, including 0-for-4 from beyond the 3-point arc. During the four games since his breakout performance against Detroit, Jardine has shot just 9-for-42 (21.4 percent) from the field. And that’s why Boeheim doesn’t want to hear about his assist total. Standing behind the podium with a taped-up left ring finger, Boeheim said he could have done the same.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text ‘I could get seven assists in a game with a bad finger,’ he said. ‘He was nowhere in the game tonight.’ And Jardine doesn’t shy away from his coach’s criticism. He knows play like Tuesday’s won’t cut it against better teams and against Big East teams. Play like his four turnovers, which Boeheim called ‘horrible.’ Like poor shot selection, which was so poor that Boeheim said he couldn’t ‘even describe it.’ One instance that caught Boeheim’s eye was when Jardine dribbled back to take a 3-pointer that clanked off the rim. It’s play that, overall, needs to get better. ‘Coach is going to get the best out of all his players,’ Jardine said. ‘He called out my number, and there isn’t anything wrong with that. I haven’t been playing great. But the one thing I’m never going to stop doing is playing hard.’ Boeheim was so miffed at one errant Jardine pass just two minutes into the game that he subbed in Dion Waiters at the next whistle. And that overall feeling lasted until Boeheim took the podium after the game. ‘Two games in a row,’ Boeheim said, ‘he had horrible turnovers and horrible shot selection.’ Tale of two halves for SU’s 2-3 zone Dion Waiters wouldn’t go as far as saying Syracuse’s 2-3 zone in the first half was the best zone SU has played all year. Waiters preferred to touch on the activeness of the zone. He harped on the hectic aspect he and the zone brought to the game in the first half. To the freshman, that was the reason SU ran away with the game. ‘You have just got to be active up top. That’s starts with us up top being active,’ Waiters said. ‘A lot of times it is our guards’ job to get our hands up. Get a lot of deflections. Get a lot of breaks going. When we get a break going, it is going to be hard to stop.’ Cornell didn’t have a chance in stopping SU’s break in the first half, and it was because it couldn’t crack the lively zone offensively. The Orange zone allowed only 17 first-half points for Cornell, a season low for an SU opponent. The strength of it was at the front with the guards. When Waiters entered the game at the 17:29 mark, he and Scoop Jardine pestered Cornell’s guards. In the 10 minutes after Waiters entered the game, SU went on a 22-4 run to take a 29-7 lead. The game was effectively over, as Waiters, Jardine and even SU reserve guard Mookie Jones shined in the zone. SU had 10 fastbreak points and 12 points off turnovers in the first half to go along with 12 assists and six steals. Three of those steals were by Waiters. The Big Red couldn’t find gaps in the zone. Cornell also couldn’t shoot over it, finishing 1-of-12 from 3-point range in the first half. But halftime was the line of demarcation for the defense in Boeheim’s eyes. Overall, he was displeased with the defense. The second-half effort was a fail. It was reflected in Cornell shooting 41 percent from the field, outscoring SU 41-40 in the final 20 minutes. The zone was busted. Said Boeheim: ‘In the second half, there was nothing good about our defense.’ Fair dunk SportsCenter-worthy The exclamation point of SU’s victory came with 7:02 remaining in the contest. After a Rick Jackson steal, he provided an outlet pass to freshman forward C.J. Fair. And Fair provided the highlight of the night, giving SU a 62-42 lead with a thunderous, one-handed dunk that posterized Cornell’s Drew Ferry. In the SU locker room after the game, SU players debated where it would land on the SportsCenter Top 10 list later that night. ‘One,’ Jardine said, before reconsidering. ‘No. Three.’ Joseph went so far as to hum the SportsCenter entry music when he was asked about the dunk. But he put it lower than Jardine. ‘Probably No. 5,’ he said. ‘Because you never know. There are NBA games, and then you have the hockey highlights. But I definitely give him top five.’ bplogiur@syr.edu aolivero@syr.educenter_img Published on November 30, 2010 at 12:00 pmlast_img read more