Napoli consider making move for Kieran Tierney with Arsenal poised to lodge new bid Advertisement Tierney has spent his entire career at Celtic (Picture: Getty)Tierney left Celtic’s pre-season camp in Austria to focus on rehabilitation from a double hernia operation he had in May.The Scotsman is open to a move away, but is not interested in forcing his way out of his boyhood club.Tierney, a fully fledged Scotland international, has spent his entire playing career at Celtic and has already made 170 appearances for the Hoops.MORE: Charlie Nicholas approves Arsenal’s £25m transfer move for Celtic star Kieran TierneyMore: 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 City Napoli have scouted Tierney in recent months (Picture: Getty)While Napoli’s interest is strong, the Serie A giants will have to act quickly to hijack the deal.Celtic are bracing themselves for Arsenal’s latest offer, which is expected to be around £19m.AdvertisementAdvertisementNapoli boss Carlo Ancelotti is a big fan of Tierney and would like to bring the left-back to Italy. Coral BarrySunday 30 Jun 2019 11:41 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link282Shares Comment Arsenal have had one bid turned down for Tierney (Picture: Getty)Napoli hold an interest in Kieran Tierney and are weighing up whether to make a last-minute move for the Celtic defender, reports say.Arsenal has already seen one transfer bid turned down by Celtic for Tierney and are poised to return with an improved offer.Celtic want around £25million for Tierney and are prepared to accept part of that figure as add-ons.Napoli scouted Tierney extensively last season, sending representatives to see the 22-year-old in action for Celtic.ADVERTISEMENT Advertisement
Citing the critical danger posed by storm surge and resulting flooding, La. Gov. John Bel Edwards recently announced the Interagency Coastal Storm Surge-Based Flood Risk and Resilience Awareness Campaign, a partnership of state agencies to use “Story Maps” to promote awareness of Louisiana’s Comprehensive Coastal Master Plan.The Master Plan is the foundational document underlying the campaign, as it identifies the risk to state infrastructure such as roads and bridges; and to services, facilities and systems for health care and education.“Building knowledge and understanding of our Comprehensive Coastal Master Plan across state agencies and among our citizens, we can create a more resilient coastal Louisiana,” said Edwards.The state Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA), developer and implementer of the state Comprehensive Coastal Master Plan, along with the Louisiana state departments of Education (LDOE), Health (LDH), and Transportation and Development (DOTD) have collaborated on the Interagency Coastal Storm Surge-Based Flood Risk and Resilience Awareness Campaign, using Story Maps to foster greater interagency coordination and public awareness of Louisiana’s future coastal challenges and to reduce risk and improve resilience.Three interactive visually-focused Story Maps were created in partnership with the Louisiana State University (LSU) Economics & Policy Research Group (EPRG) and LSU Graphic Design Student Office (GDSO).Based on data from the 2017 Coastal Master Plan, they illustrate Louisiana’s vanishing coast and the potential impacts from future land loss and coastal storm surge-based floods.
Zac Taylor will be the 10th coach in Bengals history, the team announced Monday.Taylor, who was the Rams’ quarterbacks coach this season, couldn’t be officially announced as the Bengals new coach until L.A.’s postseason was over. The news comes one day after the Patriots defeated the Rams, 13-3, in Super Bowl 53 in Atlanta. “I am happy and fortunate to join the Cincinnati Bengals as head coach,” Taylor said in a statement. “This is a great organization with good people and a rich history, and I am excited to get started. I am looking to add to that history by setting high standards, and holding everyone here accountable to those standards. There is a lot of work to do, and this is day one. We’re going to attack every day with enthusiasm to get this team ready to go.” Related News “Zac is a bright coach with an offensive mind and background, which is important to have in today’s NFL,” Bengals president Mike Brown said. “And he’s young. He embraces new ideas and new ways to do things, which will be a good thing for us. I believe our team will be exciting and fun to watch with him at the helm.”Before he joined the Rams, Taylor was an assistant coach with the Dolphins from 2012-15.Taylor will replace Marvin Lewis, who mutually parted ways with the Bengals after 16 seasons as the team’s head coach. Taylor, 35, will be the second-youngest coach in the league after former boss Sean McVay, who just turned 33 in January. Taylor spent two seasons with the Rams, where he started out as an assistant wide receivers coach before he was promoted to the quarterbacks coach this past year. Super Bowl 53: TV ratings hit 10-year low, thanks in part to New Orleans tuning out
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A judge says jurors will decide whether former Governor Terry Branstad singled out a former state official for a pay cut because of his political party or sexual orientation.Judge Brad McCall on Thursday rejected the state’s request to dismiss a long-running lawsuit filed by former Workers’ Compensation Commissioner Chris Godfrey. McCall’s ruling sets up a trial in Polk County, which is scheduled for June 3.Branstad slashed Godfrey’s pay by 35 percent after the commissioner refused the governor’s request to resign in 2011. Godfrey had been confirmed to a six-year term by the Iowa Senate.Branstad says he wanted to appoint a more “pro-business” commissioner than Godfrey, who had been appointed and reappointed by prior Democratic governors. Godfrey argues that the pay cut and other retaliation was improperly motivated by his status as an openly gay man and Democrat.McCall says the “jury’s determination as to the true motives involved will determine the outcome in this case.”