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Gabriel Martinelli is lined up as Arsenal’s first summer signing (Metro Grab)More: 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 CityThe report also claims that Arsenal are also lining up Brazilian forward Gabriel Martinelli as their first summer signing.AdvertisementAdvertisementMartinelli, a right-sided attacker who plays for Brazilian side Ituano, is reportedly on the verge of agreeing a deal with Arsenal.Last month, reports claimed that Arsenal had offered £5 million for the 17-year-old.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 Metro Sport ReporterSunday 21 Apr 2019 10:13 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link150Shares Edu set to become Arsenal’s technical director with Gabriel Martinelli lined up as first summer signing Edu is set to return to Arsenal as their technical director (Getty Images)Former Arsenal midfielder Edu is set to return to the club as their new technical director, according to reports.The 40-year-old, who was a key part of Arsenal’s 2003-04 Invincibles side, is currently the general coordinator for Brazil’s national teams.According to the Daily Mail, the Gunners view Edu as the perfect candidate to become their technical director after they were snubbed by Monchi, who returned to Sevilla last month.Edu would not join Arsenal until after Brazil’s Copa America campaign finishes in the summer, but it’s understood that the Gunners are prepared to wait.ADVERTISEMENT Advertisement Comment Advertisement
With the 2012 presidential election over, students, faculty and alumni dined Thursday night over a post-election panel discussion with top campaign strategists and student organizers at the Davidson Conference Center.Post mortem · Panelists Larry Grisolano (left), Kaya Masler, Greg Sefain and Alex Yebri break down the 2012 election cycle in a discussion moderated by Dan Schnur (far right), director of the Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics, at the Davidson Conference Center on Tuesday. – Mindy Curtis | Daily TrojanThe event, hosted by the Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics, began with an introduction by USC College Democrats President Aaron Taxy and USC Trojans for Romney Executive Director Greg Sefain, both of whom highlighted the enormous amount of work exerted by students in supporting both campaigns in 2012.The panel featured Larry Grisolano, a senior advisor for President Barack Obama’s 2008 and 2012 campaigns; Bob Wickers, a senior advisor for the Mitt Romney’s 2012 campaign; Kaya Masler, president of USC Students for Barack Obama; and Alex Yebri, president of USC Trojans for Romney, The panel was moderated by Dan Schnur, director of the Unruh Institute.Schnur started the discussion by looking at the beginning of the election. To Wickers, the Republican primary served as a significant hurdle for the Romney campaign.“It just entailed a very long, very expensive primary,” Wickers said. “There’s no sense complaining about it. You have the cards and you play them.”Though Romney was perceived as a strong candidate on economic issues, Yebri said he believed the governor’s main challenge was gaining the public’s trust.“People knew the economy wasn’t doing well,” Yebri said. “But they didn’t know if they could trust Romney on key issues.”After discussing the start of the race, the panel discussion changed focus to the subject of key voters in the election, particularly women and minority groups. Masler said she believes changing American demographics served as one of the major structural limitations for the Romney campaign.“The structure is looking different than it did four years ago,” Masler said. “We see people vote who would have never voted before. That was an advantage for the Obama campaign having some experience with that in 2008.”Looking to the future, the panel discussed the possible challenges and opportunities in the 2016 election. Masler said Democrats should be wary about reading too much into any demographic advantage.“Obama is going to have to do something big,” Masler said. “He has held a lot of people’s hopes and dreams for a really long time now. As Democrats, it would be really unwise for us to take this shift in minority votes to assume that we will win elections from here on out.”Yebri, however, acknowledged that the Republican Party needs to adjust its strategies as a result of changing demographics.“We have to embrace it — we have to compromise,” Yebri said.Looking forward, the panelists discussed the challenges that both parties will face in the next presidential election. Despite these challenges, Yebri remains optimistic about the Republican Party in 2016.“I see a lot of optimistic, beneficial people who can come to the forefront and change the vision of the Republican Party,” Yebri said.Wickers highlighted the challenge Democrats will face in energizing a coalition that has been very loyal to Obama.“It’s going to be very hard for Hillary Clinton to hold,” Wickers said. “It’s going to be very hard for Joe Biden to hold.”According to Wickers, the next election will have to be a grassroots effort.“It’s got to be friend to friend, neighbor to neighbor,” Wickers said. “It can’t just be paid advertising.”In closing, the both guest speakers left the audience with the big takeaways from the 2012 election cycle.The power of social media, Wickers noted, was biggest takeaway in this election.“We have this new thing that is social and dynamic,” Wickers said. “For me, I think Twitter has been the most powerful thing to come out of this election.”Grisolano said a more knowledgeable electorate will allow for elections that focus more on important ideas and issues.“There’s a more sophisticated electorate than ever before,” Grisolano said. “There’s a smarter electorate out there that is more accessible to a thoughtful candidate with a concrete vision and an idea of how to get there, and I think we can have a more ideas election because of it.”
INVESTIGATION: Serious concerns have been expressed over safety at An Grianan Theatre in Letterkenny.A leak in the roof, which was first noticed a year ago, has spread water to other parts of the building.One of the dressing rooms at the theatre cannot be used and only last week, administrative staff had to move to a different location. There are now fears that electrical equipment is now posing a danger to performers and members of the public.Now a former committee member has expressed fears that the building could be closed by the Health and Safety Authority if the damage is not addressed.Paddy O’Connor, who helped raised more than €300,000 for the theatre which opened in 1999, told Donegal Daily the matter is one of the utmost urgency.“The concern now is that the building is fast becoming unfit for purpose and that unless addressed as a matter of urgency, the rain damage may spread to the auditorium where there is hugely expensive electrical and electronic equipment at risk. “The fear is that the Health and Safety Authority would move in and deem the building unsafe.“This has been going on for a year now and we need to address it as matter of urgency before it becomes to late,” he saidA source at An Grianan Theatre confirmed there was a serious issue which needed to be addressed.“We are not in a position to be seen to be giving out and complaining but something needs to be done.“We have an amazing facility here but we need to protect it and money needs to be spend on these renovations,” said the source. ********Donegaldaily.com – Donegal’s No1 News & Sports Website – more than 30,000 Visitors Every DayFollow the leader on:https://twitter.com/DonegalDaily SERIOUS ISSUES RAISED OVER SAFETY AT AN GRIANAN THEATRE was last modified: February 18th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:An Grianan Theatresafety issues