Dangote: I’ll buy Arsenal in 2021

first_imgRelatedPosts Runarsson joins Arsenal on four-year deal Arsenal, Wolves want Michael Olise Akpom pens Middlesbrough loan deal The richest man in Africa, Aliko Dangote, has revealed his plans to buy Arsenal in 2021, with the billionaire Gunners fan determined to oust absentee owner Stan Kroenke. The Nigerian boasts a net worth of more than £8.5 billion and made his fortune after founding Dangote Cement, Africa’s largest cement producer – with the 62-year-old also owning stakes in publicly-traded salt, sugar and flour manufacturing companies. He had promised a takeover bid in 2020, but with his Dangote Refinery – set to be one of the world’s largest oil refineries – still in construction, he has moved the date forward. Arsenal fans’ frustration with current owner Kroenke has been bubbling for years, with the Denver Nuggets and LA Rams owner rarely showing his face at the Emirates, while Arsenal continue to look rudderless behind the scenes in their search for a route back to the top four. Fans would certainly welcome a change in ownership, and Dangote could radically change Arsenal’s fortunes. “It is a team that yes I would like to buy some day, but what I keep saying is we have $20 billion worth of projects and that’s what I really want to concentrate on,” Dangote told the David Rubenstein Show. “I’m trying to finish building the company and then after we finish, maybe some time in 2021 we can. “I’m not buying Arsenal right now. “I’m buying Arsenal when I finish all these projects because I’m trying to take the company to the next level.” Arsenal have been left languishing in 10th in the Premier League after a torrid end of Unai Emery’s reign, but have shown signs of life after the appointment of Mikel Arteta. Scrutiny on the Arsenal owners and board was ratcheted up during the miserable winless run that eventually saw Emery sacked. Kroenke’s son, Josh, is a Director on the Arsenal board, and told fans to “be excited” in the summer – after the Gunners signed Nicholas Pepe for a club record fee, as well as Kieran Tierney and David Luiz. There wasn’t much excitement by December though, and banners calling for the Kroenkes to leave were on show once again. The pressure will be somewhat relieved if Arteta delivers on the early positives showed in the 2-0 win over Manchester United, but Arsenal fans will still be hoping Dangote follows through on the promise he made in 2018 that: “Even if somebody buys, we will still go after it.”Tags: Aliko DangoteArsenalMikel ArtetaStan Kroenkelast_img read more

WWE Extreme Rules 2019 matches, date, start time, location, rumors

— Aleister Black vs. Cesaro WWE Extreme Rules 2019 card— Kevin Owens vs. Dolph Ziggler While SummerSlam is quickly approaching, WWE has one other event before then with Extreme Rules 2019 taking place on Sunday, July 14, at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia.There are some new storylines heading into this show but also a few continuing from the previous month. That includes the surprising return of The Undertaker, who will be a part of Extreme Rules. Baron Corbin and Lacey Evans get yet another opportunity at gold with the stipulation that this could be their last chance for a while if they don’t come out victorious. Join DAZN and watch more than 100 fight nights a yearThe entire card (unless one other match is added) has now been announced so here’s all you need to know about WWE Extreme Rules 2019.WWE Extreme Rules 2019 date, start timeWWE Extreme Rules 2019 will air live Sunday, July 14. The preshow will start at 6 p.m. ET.How to watch WWE Extreme Rules 2019WWE Extreme Rules 2019 will be available on pay-per-view or via the WWE Network.The WWE Network app is available on certain smart TVs — including Samsung, LG, Sony, and Panasonic — as well as Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Kindle Fire, Roku, Google Play, and Chromecast. You can also watch the network on your Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3 and PS4 by downloading the app through its stores.WWE Extreme Rules 2019 card— Seth Rollins and Becky Lynch vs. Baron Corbin and Lacey Evans in a Last Chance Winner Takes All Mixed tag team Extreme Rules match for both the Universal championship and WWE Raw women’s championship— Kofi Kingston vs. Samoa Joe for the WWE championship— Roman Reigns and The Undertaker vs. Drew McIntyre and Shane McMahon in a No Holds Barred match— Daniel Bryan and Rowan vs. Heavy Machinery vs. The New Day for the “SmackDown” tag team championship— Ricochet vs. AJ Styles for the United States championship— Bayley vs. Alexa Bliss and Nikki Cross in a handicapped match for the “SmackDown” women’s championship— Braun Strowman vs. Bobby Lashley in a Last Man Standing match— The Revival vs. The Usos for the “Raw” tag team championship— Drew Gulak vs. Tony Nese for the WWE cruiserweight championship read more

Updated: Fire not considered suspicious; Wayne Bradford sent to Via-Christi St. Francis with burn injuries

first_imgSumner Newscow report —Wayne Bradford of 406 S. Blaine in Wellington was transferred to Via Christi St. Francis in Wichita after suffering from smoke inhalation and burns from a Thursday evening fire in a detached garage for which he lived.The Wellington Fire Department responded to a Sumner County 911 call at 8:25 p.m. Thursday.Upon arrival, the WFD found flames and heavy smoke coming from the garage. Firefighter began fire suppression when notified that an individual may be in the structure. Firefighters entered the structure and found one male, unconscious, who was dragged from the building and taken to St. Francis via Wellington Fire/EMS. He is listed in critical condition.Firefighters also removed a dog from the structure that was given oxygen on the scene. The dog survived and was taken to a veterinarian by Wellington Police.The cause of fire is still under investigation. The cause is unknown but there is speculation that the chimney flue may have been plugged. There was an estimated $10,000 to structure and contents. There wer 24 personnel on the scene that included three fire engines, one ladder, two ambulances and three pickups. Oxford, Belle Plaine and Mayfield Fire Departments provided mutual aid.Other agencies assisting included: Wellington Police, Sumner County Sheriff, Wellington Electric and Sumner County Emergency Management.Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more