James Rodriguez closes door on Arsenal transfer in the summer as midfielder favours Real Madrid return

first_imgJames Rodriguez closes door on Arsenal transfer in the summer as midfielder favours Real Madrid return James Rodriguez is on Arsenal’s radar (Getty Images)James Rodriguez is not interested in a move to Arsenal in the summer transfer window, according to reports in Colombia.The 27-year-old is currently in his second season on loan at Bayern Munich but is struggling to secure a regular role in the team.Bayern do have the option to sign Rodriguez at the end of his loan for €42 million (£36.8m) but it’s looking increasingly likely that midfielder will return to Real Madrid after the season is over.Arsenal reportedly made an approach to Madrid during the January transfer window about a potential loan deal for Rodriguez for the remainder of the campaign.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTAnd it appears that the Gunners are set to miss out on Rodriguez once again if they make a fresh approach in the summer. Rodriguez reportedly favours a return to Real Madrid this summer (Getty Images)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 CityAccording to Marca Colombia, Rodriguez favours a return to Madrid after his time at Bayern is up and despite interest from Arsenal, the midfielder’s preference is not a switch to the Premier League.Arsenal face another difficult transfer window this summer as they reportedly have just a £50m budget to work with.In January, the Gunners were restricted in the deals they could complete as they were able to pay high transfer fees, which meant that they had to arrange loan moves with an option to buy.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 Advertisement Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 12 Feb 2019 5:16 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link Commentlast_img read more

Governor Wolf Announces Conversion of Former Nursing Home into STEM-Education Classrooms in Bucks County

first_imgGovernor Wolf Announces Conversion of Former Nursing Home into STEM-Education Classrooms in Bucks County SHARE Email Facebook Twitter August 23, 2018center_img Education,  Infrastructure,  Innovation,  PAsmart,  Press Release,  Schools That Teach Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced new funding to convert a former nursing home into STEM curriculum classrooms and collaborative learning spaces for Villa Joseph Marie High School, an all-girls Catholic college preparatory school in Holland, Bucks County.“I am proud to make this investment in Bucks County to prepare more students, particularly girls, for careers in high-growth technology fields,” said Governor Wolf. “Pennsylvania is already among the national leaders in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education, and expanding training opportunities like this will help ensure that we have a talented and trained workforce that companies need for these good-paying jobs.”Villa Joseph Marie High School was awarded a $1 million grant to renovate the second floor of the north wing of St. Joseph’s Hall into a series of classrooms that include a new media center, a video and sound recording studio, robotics lab, technology makerspace, academic strategies center, and small group instruction space, as well as math, science and all-purpose classrooms. The conversion of St. Joseph’s Hall into education space was also supported by a $500,000 grant in 2017.Workforce development is a key initiative of the Wolf Administration. The Villa Joseph Marie High School expansion will foster a strong learning environment for STEM education for girls, an under-represented demographic in many STEM industries. Enrollment space at the school will increase by 80 students, and 12 new faculty are expected to be hired as a result of the expansion.“Women and girls are historically unrepresented in the STEM fields, though we’re starting to gain ground,” said state Rep. Helen Tai, D-Bucks. “This investment will open so many new worlds for the girls at Villa Joseph Marie and the returns from it will reach far beyond the school campus. Promoting strong educational opportunities in STEM will produce a workforce well-suited to keep Pennsylvania and women at the forefront of innovation and technology. I thank Governor Wolf for recognizing the value of this project in advancing job creation through education and wish the students and administrators of Villa Joseph Marie all the best as their state-of-the-art facility moves forward.”Supported through the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP), funding will support critical expansion projects, some of which will provide opportunities for additional economic development.last_img read more