Why Arsenal are confident they will not have to sell Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

first_imgPierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been linked with a big-money move from Arsenal to the Chinese Super League (Picture: Getty)Arsenal are confident they are in a position to resist any interest in Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from Chinese Super League clubs, despite missing out on Champions League qualification.A calamitous end of season capitulation saw Unai Emery’s team finish outside the top four in the Premier League, and a shambolic performance against Chelsea in last week’s Europa League resulted in Arsenal missing out altogether on a return to Europe’s elite club competition.As a result, Emery will be forced to work with a modest transfer budget this summer, one that is only likely to be inflated should he be able to sell some of his more valuable assets.AdvertisementAdvertisementMesut Ozil, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Shkodran Mustafi have been made available, but Arsenal are determined to keep hold of last season’s top goalscorer.ADVERTISEMENTMore: 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 CityAubameyang was close to joining Guangzhou Evergrande in a £62million move before he joined the Gunners 18 months ago and has reportedly been the recipient of a £300,000-a-week offer.The Gabon international, who turns 30 later this month, has scored 41 goals in 65 appearances since his club record move from Borussia Dortmund to Arsenal and has two years left on his current deal.According to the Evening Standard, Arsenal are not prepared to enter into fresh negotiations over a new deal, but are confident a clause which rewards him with a £3.75m loyalty bonus for every season he completes at the Emirates will be enough to offset the riches on offer in China. Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 4 Jun 2019 11:55 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.8kShares Advertisement Why Arsenal are confident they will not have to sell Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Comment Arsenal are also desperate to keep hold of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s strike partner Alexandre Lacazette (Picture: Twitter)Arsenal are also fending off interest in Aubameyang’s strike partner, Alexandre Lacazette, who has been linked with both Barcelona and Ateltico Madrid.‘If the club is really happy with me and I’m happy, I will stay. In France, they say 27, 28 is one of the best ages in your career,’ he said last week.‘I wish it is not the last [good season] at Arsenal and I hope I will be better and better in the next years.‘I am feeling good. I play more with Unai and have more confidence with him. Even if I can just say ‘thank you’ to Wenger because he brought me into this big club, but I feel better with Unai.‘I finished well and I hope the long break is not going to kill me. I work in training to be ready.’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 last_img read more

Turn your pet into part of your home styling

first_imgSleeping products can still be stylish.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home3 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor3 hours agoYou could go with custom made furniture with interesting designs to hold food bowls, cat litter trays or accessories.Vault Interiors are a big lover of Jonathon Adler designs which show that practical pet design can definitely be stylish too, putting pet accessories on display as part of your home. Vault Interiors director and principal stylist Justine Wilson shares her top tips on home styling with your pet in mind.MATCHING your pet to your home is becoming a “thing” as home fashion steps it up a notch.Vault Interiors director and principal stylist Justine Wilson shares her top tips on home styling with your pet in mind.“As a pet lover and owner, I know how important it is to make sure your pet feels comfortable and part of the family home,” Ms Wilson said.“Just because your place needs to be pet friendly, there is absolutely no need to compromise on style or quality! Match your decor to your puppy.“There are so many options for integrating your pets into your home, and trends show pet owners are now being bolder than ever before to make a big statement when it comes to pet styling.”Here are Ms Wilson’s tips for getting your home pet styled:1. Designer AccessoriesWe know that no matter how much money you spend on your pet’s bed, they will always choose your lap, face or your bed over their own. However, it’s worth a try to get them to find their sleeping spot, and when they do it may as well be a stylish one. Furniture that works for both your interior design and your pet.2. Pet-Friendly FurnitureFabrics with patterns are a good option to consider for hiding evidence of pet fur. It can help to camouflage the fur as well as marks and stains.Leather is a pet owners friend, it’s somewhat resistant to odour and it doesn’t attract pet fur. Stains, spills and fur wipe off easily with a cloth. If your dog does happen to leave a scratch, you can usually buff it out.Go for hard-wearing leather over a soft and delicate one, and choose distressed leather; it will draw less attention to scratches and scuffs.Scotchguard upholstered furniture, use slipcovers for couches and throw blankets for protection.Avoid chenille, velvet, wool, linen, silk, and tweed. Cuteness can still be stylish.3. The Right Pet For Your HomeHardwood and carpet floors call for smaller pets, which won’t scratch or dirty it. If you have stone, tile or laminate flooring, you could be coming home with a big furry friend and not have to worry about scratches or damage.If you are at getting a pet but don’t have any specifications, you will want to look at your home design to see what best suits. If you have a light lounge sofa set, a black cat probably won’t be the best idea. A fish tank or aquarium is a great low maintenance option as it acts as a design focal point and animal companion.last_img read more

Calatrava posts highest COVID cases in NegOcc

first_imgAbout one in six people, the WHO said, become seriously ill. The elderly and people with underlying medical problems like high blood pressure, heart problems or diabetes, or chronic respiratory conditions, are at a greater risk of serious illness from COVID-19./PN According to the WHO, the most common symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, tiredness and a dry cough. Of the 268 COVID-19 cases in Negros Occidental, 192 of these were locally stranded individuals and 39 were repatriated overseas workers.There were also 20 domestic cases and 10 frontliners who got infected.The patients were mostly males. A total of 234 cases are asymptomatic and 34 symptomatic. BY DOMINIQUE GABRIEL BAÑAGABACOLOD City – The municipality of Calatrava has the most number of confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases among towns and cities in Negros Occidental, data from the Provincial Health Office (PHO) showed. Aside from Calatrava, the cities of Sagay, Escalante and Himamaylan recorded 19 COVID-19 cases each.The cities of Bago and San Carlos followed with 16 cases each; Talisay City, 14; Cadiz City, 13; Hinobaan; 12; Silay City and La Castellana, 11 each; and Cauayan and Binalbagan, 10 each.Meanwhile, Candoni, Ilog and Don Salvador Benedicto reported one case each. WHO said about 80 percent of people who get COVID-19 experience a mild case – about as serious as a regular cold – and recover without needing any special treatment. Some patients may also have a runny nose, sore throat, nasal congestion and aches and pains or diarrhea. Some people report losing their sense of taste and/or smell. PHO’s July 19 data bared that Calatrava logged a total of 21 COVID-19 infections. These cases were 7.84 percent of the 268 total confirmed COVID-19 cases in the province. The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared COVID-19 a pandemic.last_img read more

Sen. Scott: Boca principal should have been fired, no excuse for Holocaust denial

first_imgFlorida Rep. Mike Caruso also took to social media to condemn the district’s handling of Latson following his removal.As of Tuesday afternoon, Latson has remained silent about his now viral and highly controversial comments. Florida Senator Rick Scott and other Florida official are speaking out after a former Boca Raton High School Principal questioned the existence of the Holocaust.In an email to parents in 2018, former Spanish River Community High School principal William Latson said: “I can’t say the Holocaust is a factual, historical event because I am not in a position to do so as a school district employee.”Latson added that “not everyone believes the Holocaust happened.”The Palm Beach County School District released a statement Monday confirming that Latson had been reassigned “out of an abundance of concern and respect for the students and staff of Spanish River Community High School.”“Mr. Latson made a grave error in judgment in the verbiage he wrote. In addition to being offensive, the principal’s statement is not supported by either the School District Administration or the School Board,” the statement read.However, Sen. Rick Scott says the district’s reassignment of Latson is “simply” not enough.Sen. Scott wrote via Twitter Tuesday that “This Principal should have been fired.”last_img read more

Regional Super50 semi-finals: Skipper Holder confident his team will adapt to new conditions at Coolidge

first_imgBRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) – Captain Jason Holder says he does not foresee Barbados Pride experiencing any major issues with acclimatising to new conditions in Antigua for their Regional Super50 semi-final against Leeward Islands Hurricanes on Thursday.Pride, the tournament favourites, hosted Group B here where they won seven of their eight games to finish top on 33 points, five clear of the second-placed Jamaica Scorpions who also advanced to the final four.Holder, the West Indies Test and one-day captain, said they did not anticipate any surprises with the switch from Barbados to Coolidge Cricket Ground in St John’s.“I don’t see it as a big challenge. We’ve been seeing a few of the games on TV. We’re obviously professional athletes and many of us play for the West Indies team as well so we have to adjust,” Holder said.“It’s not a situation where we can be stagnant … I think it is important that we get there and acclimatise as quickly as possible. We have a few days before that semi-final game and I think it will be crucial to see how the wicket plays and get accustomed to the wicket which shouldn’t be too hard for us.“Many of us have played cricket in Antigua before and I don’t expect anything out of the ordinary.”Boasting a starting XI comprising 10 current West Indies players, Pride have flexed their muscles in the competition from the outset and dominated the group.They eclipsed 300 runs once and passed 270 on three other occasions when they batted first, with several of their high-profile batsmen getting among the runs.Test opener Kraigg Brathwaite posted two hundreds and two half-centuries in gathering 408 runs while Jonathan Carter and Shai Hope both notched three fifties each.Holder said he still wanted improvement in this department especially when Pride were batting second.“The batting has been doing a pretty decent job as well, it’s just for us to be a little more consistent especially when we are chasing,” he pointed out.“(We have to) keep on par with the scoring rate when we are chasing. Once we do that in the semi-final, we should be pretty good.”Pride have also been ruthless when bowling, three times limiting their opponents to totals under 200. Off-spinner Ashley Nurse has led their attack with 22 wickets while Holder has picked up 15 with his seam and left-arm spinner Sulieman Benn, 14.Holder said this area had been Pride’s strong suit, with every bowler playing his part throughout.“The bowlers have been doing a tremendous job. They have put up their hand every single time we went out to bowl. There’s only been one team who have made 200 runs against us and that was Jamaica in the last game and that’s exceptional,” said Holder.“We’re up there with the leading wicket-takers – Ashley Nurse has really led us well and myself up front with the new ball have been very good. Kemar Roach came in and made an impact, Sulieman obviously has been his normal self in the middle, has been a wicket-taker and kept things very steady for us, so our bowlers have been doing a wonderful job.”The first semi-final is set for tomorrow at Coolidge between Trinidad and Tobago Red Force and Scorpions.last_img read more

The Latest: Another soccer player in Italy tests positive

first_img10:10 a.m.The Swiss hockey league has ended the season in the top two divisions before the playoffs because of the spreading coronavirus.The league’s decision comes less than two months before Switzerland is due to host the world championships in Zurich and Lausanne.The league says decisions on awarding titles, and promotion and relegation places, will be decided at a special meeting on Friday.The Swiss soccer leagues have been suspended through March, and Basel is unable to host a Europa League game next week against Eintracht Frankfurt. There is no blanket suspension of soccer across the continent, but national leagues have been shut down by public authorities in some countries, including Italy and Spain.___NoonThe International Fencing Federation has postponed all international events for the next five weeks, including four Olympic qualifying tournaments.The FIE made the decision after the coronavirus outbreak was declared a pandemic, and the U.S. banned travelers from 26 European countries starting on Friday. That includes Borussia Dortmund’s game against Schalke, which is one of Germany’s most heated rivalries.There will be a similar procedure for some second-division games.___11 a.m.South Korea’s professional baseball league says it will postpone the start of its season to mid-April because of the coronavirus outbreak. The players’ union asked for the season to be suspended “until health, safety and freedom of movement can be guaranteed.”___10 a.m.The Juventus player who tested positive for the coronavirus says he’s “OK” and wants “to reassure everyone who is worrying about me.” Juventus announced late Wednesday that defender Daniele Rugani and “those who have had contact with him” are being isolated. It also said Rugani is not showing any symptoms of the disease. A second player from Italy’s top soccer division has tested positive for coronavirus.Sampdoria says 28-year-old forward Manolo Gabbiadini “has a fever but he’s doing well.” The Serie A club and adds that it is “activating all the isolation procedures provided for by law.”That is likely to include self-isolation for all players and staff.Gabbiadini, who also plays for Italy’s national team, wrote on Twitter “I too tested positive for Coronavirus. I want to thank all those who wrote to me, I’ve already received so very many messages. But I still want to reassure you that I’m fine, so don’t worry. Follow the rules, stay home and everything will sort itself out.”On Wednesday, Juventus announced that defender Daniele Rugani had tested positive. The outbreak of the virus has led to a nationwide lockdown in Italy, where soccer and all other sports have been suspended until April 3.___2:45 p.m.The ATP has suspended all men’s professional tennis tournaments for six weeks because of the coronavirus outbreak.No ATP Tour or ATP Challenger Tour events will take place through the week of April 20. Kilde’s runner-up finish in what proved to be the season-ending race — a downhill last Saturday in Kvitfjell, Norway — lifted him to the overall title above French rival Alexis Pinturault.Pinturault also finished runner-up to Kristoffersen in giant slalom. Another Frenchman, Clement Noel, was runner-up to Kristoffersen for the season-long slalom title by only two points, 552-550.Kristoffersen had an outside chance of winning the overall title if the final two races had gone ahead.Kilde succeeds Austrian great Marcel Hirscher, who won eight straight overall titles before retiring in the offseason.___ The Spanish club says the soccer team was also affected because it shares training facilities with the basketball team.___11:05 a.m.German broadcaster Sky says it will show some Bundesliga soccer games on a free channel after spectators were barred from the stadiums.Sky will show four league games simultaneously on Saturday on its non-subscription news channel in a “conference” format, with the broadcast switching between each game to show the key action. The Pakistan Super League is closing Twenty20 cricket games in Karachi to spectators from Friday after advice from the Sindh provincial government.The Pakistan Cricket Board said “it was important for us to act quickly to ensure that the wellbeing of all concerned is better protected” from the coronavirus outbreak but the Karachi Kings’ home game on Thursday against Lahore Qalanders went ahead with spectators.Spectators are barred from league games on Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and a playoff on Tuesday.One other league match and three playoff matches, including the final on March 22, are in Lahore. The board said it was in contact with the Punjab provincial government about any health advice for the Lahore matches.___ 2:20 p.m.The Miami Open tennis tournament that was scheduled to start later this month has been canceled because of the coronavirus outbreak.The tournament had been scheduled for March 23-April 5 in Miami Gardens. The tournament moved there last year from its former home on Key Biscayne.Virtually all of the world’s top players had been scheduled to participate except Roger Federer, who is recovering from arthroscopic surgery on his right knee.It’s the second postponement of a top tennis tournament in five days. The BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California, was postponed Sunday, less than 24 hours before qualifying matches were scheduled to begin. Rugani sent a post on Twitter overnight in Italian.“You’ll have read the news and that’s why I want to reassure everyone who is worrying about me. I’m OK. I want to remind everyone to respect the rules, because this virus doesn’t make distinctions! Let’s do it four ourselves, for those dear to us and for those around us,” he wrote.Rugani is the first player in the country’s top soccer division to test positive for the virus.___9:55 a.m. ___2:05 p.m.The Washington Wizards say players, coaches and basketball operations personnel are going to self-quarantine for the next three to four days.The Wizards played at the Utah Jazz — who have a player, Rudy Gobert, that tested positive for COVID-19 — on Feb. 29. Washington also played Tuesday against the New York Knicks, another recent opponent of the Jazz.The Wizards say players, coaches and basketball operations staff who have flu-like symptoms will be tested for coronavirus. March 12, 2020 The Indian Premier League Twenty20 tournament could be staged without spectators after a government decree related to the coronavirus outbreak.Indian sports minister Kiren Rijuju told all national sports federations to ban spectators at all events, but events can go on if they “can’t be avoided.”The decision impacts the hugely popular IPL, due to start on March 29 and last seven weeks.It’s not yet been determined how it will affect the one-day international series between India and South Africa which began on Thursday in Dharamsala. The second ODI is in Lucknow on Sunday, and the third ODI in Kolkata next Wednesday.Foreign players are expected to face difficulties in traveling to India as the government on Wednesday suspended all visas, barring categories such as diplomatic and employment-related, until April 15 in an attempt to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. 10:15 a.m.Denmark’s top soccer leagues are shutting down for at least two weeks because of the spreading coronavirus.The Danish league made the move a day after the national government announced a lockdown. The small Scandinavian country has 514 cases of people testing positive.“We will look at exactly what this will mean for the running of the tournaments for the weeks to come,” said Danish league director Claus Thomsen, adding more information on what will happen with the postponed matches and the rest of the season will be announced later.___ Europe’s main club basketball competition says it made the decision because of “the increased risks for participants in games, the vast amount of traveling disruptions causing the impossibility to reach certain destinations, and the different recommendations by the health authorities.”The league was scheduled to hold regular-season games in Moscow, Istanbul, Madrid and Tel Aviv on Thursday.___10:30 a.m.The International Basketball Federation says it is suspending all competitions indefinitely from Friday. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditLONDON (AP) — The Latest on the coronavirus outbreak’s affect on sports around the globe (all times local):___2:50 p.m.center_img The tournament at Indian Wells, California, scheduled to begin main-draw play Wednesday already had been called off.The affected events are the Miami Open, the U.S. Men’s Clay Court Championships in Houston, the Grand Prix Hassan II in Marrakech, the Monte Carlo Masters, the Barcelona Open and the Hungarian Open.The next Grand Slam tournament, the French Open, is still scheduled to be held in Paris beginning May 24.___2:30 p.m. Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers says “a few” of his players have symptoms of coronavirus and are being kept away from the squad.Rodgers was speaking two days before Leicester plays Watford in the Premier League. He didn’t say whether there had been any positive tests for the virus.Only one Premier League game has been affected so far amid the outbreak, with Manchester City’s home match against Arsenal on Wednesday called off. That decision was taken after members of Arsenal’s playing squad went into self-isolation in a precautionary move.___2:25 p.m. The hockey-like game of bandy has postponed its world championships in Russia because of the spreading coronavirus.The Swedish Bandy Association says the tournament, scheduled to be played from March 29-April 5 in Irkutsk, has been postponed until October.International Bandy Association president Boris Skrynnik says “we know that there are concerns in other countries when it comes to travel and spending time with larger groups.”The under-15 world championships in Arkhangelsk, Russia, at the end of the month will also be played at a later date.___ The Korea Baseball Organization says it still hopes to maintain a 144-game regular-season schedule but will consider banning spectators from some games when risks of infections are high.The KBO had already canceled its preseason.___10:55 a.m.The Euroleague says it is suspending all games indefinitely because of the coronavirus outbreak. FIBA says the decision was made “in order to protect the health and safety of players, coaches, officials and fans.”The suspension includes games in the Basketball Champions League, which is a rival competition to the better known Euroleague, and the second-tier FIBA Europe Cup. The Champions League is part-way through its playoffs.Men’s qualification for the Tokyo Olympics is expected to resume in June with a series of qualifying tournaments overseen by FIBA. Women’s qualifying has already concluded.___10:25 a.m. The Latest: Another soccer player in Italy tests positive Associated Press ___1:40 p.m.UEFA has called European soccer stakeholders to a meeting by video conference on Tuesday to deal with the effect on competitions of the coronavirus outbreak.UEFA says they will discuss “all domestic and European competitions.” That includes this year’s European Championship.The meetings will involve UEFA member federations and representatives of clubs, national leagues and player unions. Team officials have taken the decision to pull out of Sunday’s race “based on a duty of care” for McLaren employees and the wider Formula One family.Qualifying was scheduled to start Friday.___11:15 a.m.Real Madrid says its soccer and basketball teams have been put in quarantine after a basketball play for the club tested positive for the coronavirus. The events postponed included the Africa, Asia, Europe and Americas qualifiers next month. Also off is the Anaheim Grand Prix in California starting on Friday, and the junior world championships in Salt Lake City next month.Four World Cups in saber and epee next week were also called off.“Full details regarding the rescheduling of competitions will be announced at a later date,” the FIE said. “Information regarding Olympic selection criteria will be made as schedules for the remainder of the season are finalized.”___11:40 a.m. More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports ___2:15 p.m.The Toronto Raptors say they will go into self-quarantine because they recently played against the Utah Jazz and Rudy Gobert.Gobert has tested positive for coronavirus.“Out of an abundance of caution, members of the Raptors traveling party have been tested for the virus. We await those results. Our players, coaches and traveling staff have all been advised to go into self-isolation for 14 days, which means minimizing contact in accordance with public health guidelines. Our team doctors remain in communication with infection control specialists and public health authorities, and we will continue to abide by their advice,” the Raptors said. ___10:05 a.m.After the NBA suspended its season, the Euroleague is considering doing the same.The league says it is consulting with clubs about a suspension, something which its players are demanding.“Euroleague and the participating clubs cannot ask from players to put their health and that of their families at risk,” the Euroleague Players Association said. Unless the government makes an exception, foreign cricketers will not be given business visas with which they travel to play the IPL.___11:30 a.m.McLaren says it has withdrawn from the season-opening Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne after a team member tested positive for the coronavirus.The British-based team says the person was self-isolated as soon as they started to show symptoms and “will now enter a period of quarantine.” The season-ending men’s World Cup ski races were canceled Thursday to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, giving Norwegian skier Aleksander Aamodt Kilde his first overall title.Giant slalom and slalom races were scheduled for this weekend in Kranjska Gora, near Slovenia’s border with Italy.The cancellations mean Henrik Kristoffersen, another Norwegian, becomes the season champion in both disciplines by tiny margins.A four-race finals week in Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy, was canceled last week by the International Ski Federation.“The health and welfare of the athletes and all other participants, as well as the general public are in the forefront and the priority of FIS and all stakeholders,” the governing body said Thursday.last_img read more

Regional Four-Day Championship

first_imgGuyana Jaguars open 20 points lead over now second-placed HurricanesBRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) – Three-time reigning champions Guyana Jaguars have opened up a significant lead at the top of the Regional Four-Day Championship, as the first class competition nears the half-way stage.Their massive innings victory over previously unbeaten Trinidad and Tobago Red Force at the Brian Lara Stadium on Sunday, lifted them to 64.8 points – just over 20 clear of the now second-placed Leeward Islands Hurricanes on 44.6.The result was the Jaguars’ third win in four outings this season and they are now the only unbeaten side in the championship after the fourth round.They were lifted by the return to form of inspirational captain Leon Johnson who stroked 165 while West Indies A star Vishaul Singh carved out his second century in three matches.Hurricanes, unbeaten at the start of the round, suffered a heavy defeat at Warner Park in St Kitts when they went down by 157 runs to the previously win-less Jamaica Scorpions.Though moving up to second, they are just two points clear of Barbados Pride also claimed their maiden win of new season when they crushed Windward Islands Volcanoes by 135 runs at Arnos Vale.Pride, on 42.4 points, have also overhauled Red Force who now lie fourth on 41.8 points.Scorpions are fifth on 36.6 while win-less Volcanoes continue bottom on 18.4.The tournament will take a near two-week break and restart with the fifth round on November 30 when Jaguars host Pride in Georgetown, Scorpions welcome Volcanoes to Kingston and Hurricanes take on Red Force at Warner Park.last_img read more

Web Services works to redesign myUSC

first_imgWeb Services is working toward customizing myUSC website’s design by the end of the spring semester so that the new portal will allow students to connect to online services at USC easier.The myUSC website was built in 2005 and developers think that it’s time to redesign and add new technologies to make it a better experience for students.“We are working on making the new myUSC more functional and sophisticated on all of your devices, especially your smartphone, so that you can get things done wherever you are,” ITS Director of Web Services Candace Borland said in an email to the Daily Trojan.The new design has a modern style that works optimally on screens of any size. It lets users customize what they see and in what order on their myUSC home page.“Currently, we are developing options for students who prefer to access information at a glance and maintain a clean, minimal interface,” Borland said.The major differences from the old design are that the new myUSC runs on new servers, with a completely modern software infrastructure. The new interface and updated coding allows for information to be added faster and customized content to be created for individuals and groups. The new design allows increased content on the homepage and the software has been updated for bugs.The new design aims to improve the student experience by making it easier and faster for students to find USC-related information directly from their phones. After the update, students will be able to use more myUSC-related programs from their smartphones.The new portal design is currently in beta, or pre-release, testing at http://trymy.usc.edu. Thousands of students have logged in so far, and hundreds of students have sent their feedback. The Web Services team encourages students to take a few minutes to log into the beta version and notify them if they have any problems, recommendations or improvements.“Our goal is to launch version one of the new portal by the end of the spring semester, at which time you will be able to reach it at http://my.usc.edu,” Borland said. “We will turn off the old portal at that time.”The ITS Web Services and Enterprise Applications groups have been collaborating on designing and building the new portal.“We have conducted student focus groups and surveys and are now soliciting direct feedback from students using the new portal,” Borland said. “We have also been consulting with various USC departments about what their students need.”The new myUSC portal is designed to evolve with the changing needs of students and the rest of the University.last_img read more

Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary Receives Tank Renovations

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisThere’s a lot of great things going on at Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary. Katie Wolf returned to the WBKB News studio to share the news about the renovations that are currently happening inside of the water tanks. Check it out!AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: Friends at Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary, Tank Renovations, Thunder Bay National Marine SanctuaryContinue ReadingPrevious Garden Walk Honors the Susan’s Wish FundNext 2000 Books Must Go! Friends of Library Holds Annual Used Book Salelast_img

Pjanić might be ready for a match with Palermo

first_imgBiH football player Miralem Pjanić could soon return playing for his club after his unfortunate injury in the match against Genova that happened on 3 March.He had several trainings with BiH team in Hrasnica, and although there were some indications that he might play in the match against Greece, he remained on the bench.Pjanić is 100% ready, and he’ll train according to special program for FC Roma, and according to Italian press he should be playing in the match against Palermo.last_img