Gerrard snaps up Liverpool youngster Ejaria on loan

first_imgTransfers Gerrard snaps up Liverpool youngster Ejaria on loan for Rangers Neil Jones Click here to see more stories from this author Liverpool Correspondent Last updated 1 year ago 19:00 6/7/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Ovie Ejaria Getty Transfers Rangers Liverpool UEFA Champions League Premier League Championship The Anfield legend has snapped up the 20-year-old midfield, who has also been given new terms by the Reds Liverpool youngster Ovie Ejaria has signed for Rangers on a season-long loan and has penned a “long-term” contract extension with the Anfield club.The 20-year-old midfielder will link up with new Gers boss Steven Gerrard in Scotland.Ejaria has made eight first-team appearances for the Reds and spent the second half of last season on loan with Sunderland in the Championship, where he played 11 times. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now The England U21 international is now set to be part of a new-look Rangers, as Gerrard gets to work on closing the gap to Glasgow rivals Celtic in his first job in management.Liverpool have agreed to allow Ejaria to leave earlier than would normally be the case, in order to aid Rangers’ Europa League plans. The first leg of their first qualifying round fixture is due to take place on July 12.Ejaria is the first of a number of young Liverpool stars who face loan moves this summer, with several more deals expected to emerge in the coming weeks.Rangers are also keen on signing 21-year-old winger Ryan Kent, but face competition from Leeds. Gerrard’s side have also been linked heavily with striker Dominic Solanke, though a decision on the former Chelsea man’s future is yet to be taken.Sheyi Ojo is another likely to leave on loan, while midfielder Pedro Chirivella has been attracting interest from Championship clubs – among them Leeds.Marko Grujic, who helped Cardiff to promotion last season, is another being closely monitored, with Fulham among those keen. The Serb will be playing at the World Cup, though, where he could bolster his reputation and catch the eye of other clubs.The likes of Divock Origi and Harry Wilson are likely to get the chance to prove their worth to Jurgen Klopp in pre-season, with the Reds announcing four domestic friendlies between July 7-19 ahead of their three-game tour of the United States later in the month. Daniel Sturridge, meanwhile, is likely to be sold.Daniel Sturridge WBAElsewhere, Nigerian striker Taiwo Awoniyi is wanted by a selection of Belgian clubs, with Anderlecht, Gent, Standard Liege and Bruges all interested. Awoniyi scored 11 goals on loan at Royal Mouscron in the Jupiler League last season, and will be loaned out again as he bids to secure a UK work permit.Liverpool have, Goal understands, obtained a U.S. visa for the 20-year-old, which would enable him to take part in the club’s pre-season tour if selected.Meanwhile, the Reds have added a new member to their backroom staff.Philipp Jacobsen has joined the club as their new medical rehabilitation and performance manager. The German joins from Qatar-based orthopaedic and sports medicine hospital, Aspetar. He has previously worked at Portsmouth and Panathinaikos, as well as the Qatar national team.last_img read more

Severe Weather Alert Continued Until 5 P.M.

first_imgStory Highlights Duty ForecasterNational Meteorological CentreNorman Manley International AirportTel: 924-8055, 116 (severe weather hotline) The Meteorological Service has continued the Severe Weather Alert for Jamaica until 5 p.m. today, as the area of low pressure over the central Caribbean, continues to influence weather conditions over Jamaica and its coastal waters.Satellite imagery and radar reports indicated that moderate to heavy showers and thunderstorms have been affecting sections of central and western parishes, since this morning. These showers and thunderstorms are expected to continue today over most of the island. Flash flooding, is therefore possible, over low-lying and flood-prone areas.A decrease in the showers and thunderstorms is expected on Wednesday as the area of low pressure moves away from Jamaica.Fishers and other marine interests are urged to exercise caution as strong winds are likely in the vicinity of showers and thunderstorms particularly south and west of the island.The Meteorological Service will continue to monitor the situation. The Meteorological Service has continued the Severe Weather Alert for Jamaica until 5 p.m. today.center_img The area of low pressure over the central Caribbean, continues to influence weather conditions over Jamaica. Satellite imagery and radar reports indicate moderate to heavy showers and thunderstorms.last_img read more

Friends ask for leniency for exLivent CEO Garth Drabinsky

first_imgAdvertisement Several friends of Garth Drabinsky including a retired judge testified Thursday on his behalf, asking Ontario’s securities regulator to show leniency to the disgraced theatre impresario for his role in the Livent Entertainment fraud nearly two decades ago.“As a judge, I was always a merciful one who wanted to give people a chance — even though they may have done things they shouldn’t have done — especially if they were remorseful,” Allen Linden, a former Federal Court of Appeal justice, told a three-member panel at the Ontario Securities Commission.“I say give somebody a chance to get going again and restore their life. They’ve done a lot of good and can do a lot of good again.” Advertisement Login/Register With: Twitter Advertisementcenter_img Linden, who has been close friends with Drabinsky for more than 30 years and officiated his wedding, described the theatre mogul as Icarus, the character in Greek mythology who flew too close to the sun and got burned, testifying that the former Livent CEO has already been stripped of his reputation, finances and even his Order of Canada.Drabinsky, 67, was found guilty of two counts of fraud in 2009 and sentenced to a five-year prison term for manipulating company financial statements and orchestrating a kickback scheme that cost investors an estimated $500 million. Facebook LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Three others were called as character witnesses, including Geoff Beattie, who previously managed private holding company Woodbridge and is now a director at Royal Bank and Maple Leaf Foods; Norman Bacal, a former managing partner at firm Heenan Blaikie and University of Toronto economics professor emeritus Lawrence Smith.The OSC is seeking to ban Drabinsky from acting as a director or officer of a public company and acting as or becoming a registrant in Ontario. It also wants to limit his participation in capital markets in Ontario.Drabinsky’s lawyer, Richard Shekter, said his client offered to settle the case but was turned down because the OSC didn’t agree that he should be permitted to set up an RRSP or a family company that he can use to minimize personal taxes and assist with estate planning.He argued that the sanctions sought by the OSC are so broad that it will also inhibit Drabinsky from speaking with investors, including those who are interested in his creative vision on future theatre productions.Drabinsky is already working on two musicals, including Sousatzka, which is seen as his chance at redemption in the arts world. It debuts as a preview Saturday in Toronto.Vaughan Radcliffe, a professor of managerial accounting and control at the Ivey Business School at Western University, said the OSC has an opportunity to send a strong message to investors.“Livent was one of the most notorious frauds in recent financial history in Canada and if they can’t stop Mr. Drabinsky from having a role in capital markets, who can they stop?” Radcliffe said.“It’s important to realize that people lost money, many millions of dollars and there should be consequences for that.”Law professor Anita Anand agreed, adding that it’s critical the OSC disciplines Drabinsky for his crimes.“Historically, securities regulation in Canada has had the reputation of being weak on enforcement,” said Anand, who teaches at the University of Toronto.“Here is an individual contravening security laws.”The OSC originally launched its regulatory case against Drabinsky in 2001, but it was put on hold while his criminal case concluded.Two other executives, Gordon Eckstein and Myron Gottlieb, were also found guilty of fraud in the Livent scandal and later banned from serving as a director or officer of a public company under settlements reached with the OSC.At its height, Livent produced shows across North America, the United Kingdom and Australia. The company sought bankruptcy protection in 1998 and was sold off in 2001.By Linda Nguyenlast_img read more

Respected elder calls for change after being booted from Winnipeg mall

first_imgDennis Ward APTN National NewsA respected elder and war veteran is calling for policy changes after he was asked to leave a Winnipeg mall.It’s not the first time people have taken issue with security at this mall.last_img