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Gov. DeSantis Signs Bills on School Bus Safety, Bear Poaching

first_imgHowever, Democratic Rep. Joe Geller, of Aventura, said he was “reluctantly” supporting the bill, as he believes the proposed fines are too high.“We’re fining someone up to $400 because they look away for a second, maybe because their kids are fighting in the backseat, and they don’t see that they’re passing a school bus that’s stopped,” Geller said in February. “That’s just too high. It’s just too much money to be charging for what is likely to be an inadvertent mistake.”Another bill signed by Gov. DeSantis (HB 327) seeks to stop poaching of black bears. It is a practice that stems partially from killing the animals for their gallbladders. Bear bile, which is secreted by the liver and stored in the gallbladder, can bring hundreds or thousands of dollars on the black market, where it is promoted as a cure for numerous illnesses.The governor is also in the process of signing the upcoming year’s $93.2 billion budget. Gov. Ron DeSantis on Saturday signed 21 bills, including measures intended at improving school bus safety and preventing bear poaching.The school bus safety bill (HB 37) will increase penalties for motorists who do not follow traffic rules when buses are stopped to load and unload children.It would increase the minimum penalty from $100 to $200 for drivers who fail to stop for school buses. In addition, the law would double the minimum penalty from $200 to $400 for motorists who pass stopped school buses on the side where children enter and exit.“This bill is a step in the right direction,” Republican House sponsor Ardian Zika, of Land O’ Lakes, said before the House approved the measure last February. “Today, we are sending a loud and clear message that the Florida House of Representatives stands by the safety of our children and our communities.”Florida governor stiffens penalties against bear poachinghttps://t.co/i3i5KWQubN— Florida Issues (@FloridaIssues) June 21, 2020last_img read more


Sales struggles in loss; Lemon sets program record for receptions

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Related Stories DIGGING A HOLE: Multiple turnovers, miscues cost Syracuse in 17-10 loss to MinnesotaMinnesota leads Syracuse 7-3 at halftime in low-scoring affair filled with penaltiesOffensive struggles cost Syracuse in 17-10 loss to Minnesota MINNEAPOLIS— The game was nearly over when Marcus Sales finally made his way onto the stat sheet.After turning in 100-yard receiving performances in each of Syracuse’s first three games, the senior wide receiver was held without a catch for the first 57-plus minutes of the game on Saturday night. The Minnesota secondary rendered Sales invisible in the Orange’s pass-happy, no-huddle offense for the first time in 2012.“We tried to move him around, get him in spots where we could get some one-on-one looks,” SU quarterback Ryan Nassib said. “But they had a plan for him and they did a good job taking him out of the game.“It’s something that we’re going to have to think about and game plan for.”Sales finished with two catches and a touchdown, but both came on the Orange’s meaningless scoring drive in the final minutes to cap a 17-10 loss to Minnesota at TCF Bank Stadium.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSales emerged as the team’s go-to receiver with his stellar play in the first three games. He easily found seams in the defense on slants and chased down lob passes for grabs during the streak of 100-yard games, but Nassib rarely looked his way on Saturday as the Gophers ran their game plan to perfection.“Mostly they clouded him and played a safety over the top,” SU head coach Doug Marrone said. “They did a nice job of that, take him out of the game and that’s what most people do to take people out.”Lemon sets program record for receptionsLemon returned to his 2011 form in the loss. After undergoing offseason shoulder surgery and dealing with a nagging lower-body injury early in the season, the senior broke through with nine catches against Minnesota.His performance moved him past Shelby Hill and Scott Schwedes to become Syracuse’s leader in career receptions with 145 — six more than the previous record. Lemon’s historic night went without any celebrations, as he and the team focused more on a disappointing 17-10 loss after the game.“It means a lot,” Lemon said. “It would mean more if we won the game. It’s nice to be on a list with people like that, but I don’t play this game to get individual records. We go out there to win the game.”Lemon’s first catch came midway through the first quarter with SU trailing 7-0. The wideout lined up with about 15 yards separating him and Minnesota safety Derrick Wells. Nassib hit a wide-open Lemon in the slot for a 24-yard pickup and then called his number on the next play for eight more yards.From there, Lemon became Nassib’s favorite target, just as he was in 2011.Bye weekHeading into the bye week, Marrone’s team isn’t where it wanted to be. Syracuse has fallen in three close games, and the program looks to be on the path to another losing season.Marrone tried to impress on his players the need to remain positive and continue to believe if they’re going to rebound from the bad start.“Like I told the players, we know that we’re a good football team,” Marrone said. “The perception of it is we’re 1-3 and the three teams we’ve lost to are a combined probably 11-1. That doesn’t make us feel any better.”Marrone said he stressed that the players can’t get caught up with outside expectations and distractions this week. Right now, the Orange can only continue to work hard and improve before taking on Pittsburgh in a Friday night game in the Carrier Dome on Oct. 5.The head coach still calls his group a good football team. To back up their coach’s statement the rest of the season, Nassib and his teammates know this week’s preparation is crucial.“We got to go into this bye with a full head of steam and try to get as much better as we can,” Nassib said. “We got to get our bodies back. We’ve been in four dogfights so far this year and we just got to get ready for the second half of the season.” Commentscenter_img Published on September 24, 2012 at 2:52 am Contact Ryne: rjgery@syr.edulast_img read more


Program strives for inclusivity, participants say

first_imgA gender-inclusive option currently exists in two apartments on the floor. Participants live in rooms with students who identify with the same gender but share the apartment with students of all genders.Elizabeth Soriano, a junior majoring in communications who lives on the Rainbow Floor, said living in one of the gender-inclusive apartments has improved her USC housing experience.“It’s a really good experience so far because I’ve had previous experiences with housing…and compared to this housing experience, I feel like I’m in a better place,” Soriano said.Vigil said so far, residents of the gender-inclusive apartments have had positive experiences.“The rooms have not had any major conflicts as of now,” Vigil said.He went on to say that though the pilot program is new for USC, many universities already offer comparable housing options.“Other institutions have been doing something similar on their LGBT-themed floors for years,” Vigil said.Kevin Steen, the floor’s resident adviser, said the gender-inclusive apartments integrated smoothly into the rest of the building.“It has really added to the diversity of the floor and has really legitimized our movement toward gender-friendly housing at USC,” Steen said. “The Rainbow Floor is really a reflection of the community, and USC really leads the way in terms of movements and changing mentality.”Soriano said living in a gender-inclusive apartment and on the Rainbow Floor is preferable to past housing options.“It makes me feel much more comfortable to know that identity won’t be a factor with any conflicts that would rise up among my apartment mates,” Soriano said. “So far, it’s been great.”Other California universities, including Stanford, have made the shift to offer gender-neutral housing. Gender-neutral housing allows students to live in the same room, regardless of their gender identification, as opposed to gender-inclusive housing, which allows students of opposite sexes to live in the same apartment but not the same bedroom.“This transition toward gender-inclusive housing is a way for USC to make the Rainbow Floor more inclusive and create a safe environment,” Vigil said. “This was not a move to make the USC campus gender-neutral.”Vigil said in order to make the shift, the university would have to invest many resources to renovate the current traditional-style dorms and build gender-neutral bathrooms where each stall and shower is enclosed from floor to ceiling. He also said that the case for adopting gender-neutral housing must come from the students.“At Stanford, student government put petitions together and took surveys of the student body,” Vigil said. “In order to have gender-neutral housing at USC, students need to advocate for it. Just like every other issue on campus, students need to move it forward.”Though there has not been a huge push for gender-neutral housing so far, Steen said he feels encouraged by the response the program has received.“I’ve had members of the Greek community and people in Residential Education checking in with me to see how its going, so I feel like we have a lot of support,” Steen said.A wider-reaching program would come at a great benefit to students, Soriano said.“I feel like it would be great if it could be expanded, the Rainbow Floor included,” Soriano said. “I feel like a lot of other people can benefit more than I can currently.” A new pilot program that offers gender-inclusive housing on a LGBT-themed floor has been dubbed a success, according to Vincent Vigil, director of the LGBT Resource Center.According to Vigil, the program, which was approved last March, aims to make the LGBT-themed Rainbow Floor in Century Apartments more inclusive for transgender or gender-variant students.Diversity · The Rainbow Floor in Century Apartments offers gender-inclusive apartments for tenants of both sexes to create a comforting and accepting environment for residents and at USC as a whole. – Ricardo Galvez | Daily Trojanlast_img read more


Wisconsin, Minnesota geared up for round 2

first_imgAlthough Paul Bunyan’s Axe will not go to the winner, this weekend’s men’s hockey series between Wisconsin and Minnesota has a great deal at stake.Trailing Minnesota by 10 points in the Big Ten standings, the third-place and 12th-ranked Badgers (14-8-2 overall, 5-4-1 Big Ten with 16 points) are looking to climb back into the conference title chase with six points on the line Thursday and Friday night at the Kohl Center with 10 games remaining in the regular season.As if the battle for the first title in the inaugural year of Big Ten hockey wasn’t enough to add to the rivalry, the fact that the Golden Gophers (18-2-5, 8-0-2 with 26 points) are the No. 1 team in the country coming into Madison should certainly spark a higher level of intensity in a series that has been fairly quiet in recent years.“In the games we’ve played them since I’ve been here as a coach, we haven’t had any big brawls. When I played them as a player we had brawls, so it was a little different,” Wisconsin assistant coach Gary Shuchuk, who played for UW from 1986-1990, said. “But it’s just one of those great rivalries where it’s bragging rights. Right now, they’re up two games on us and playing in this Big Ten. We have a chance to redeem ourselves.”Those two games Shuchuk referred to were the first two games played this season between the Badgers and Gophers, which saw the Gophers sweep Wisconsin in Minneapolis Nov. 29 and 30.However, the new alignment in the Big Ten that has only six teams allows the member schools to play each other in home-and-home series, giving Wisconsin a shot at revenge, something that often didn’t happen in the old Western Collegiate Hockey Association.Though the teams did already play this season, it was the first conference matchup for both teams and early on in the season, meaning the two squads will have a different look about them come Thursday night, as Wisconsin head coach Mike Eaves explained.“The way they would have changed is the details in their systems play. It’ll be harder to find plays in their defensive zone coverage because they’ve had more reps and more game experience. Every part of their game their details will be better,” Eaves said, adding his team will be better in its systems play as well.For Wisconsin, the changes are not just limited to the play on the ice, as there will be several changes to those who are on the ice, too. The biggest of those alterations will be the absence of Tyler Barnes, who sustained a shoulder injury two weekends ago against Ohio State. With Barnes on the sidelines for the second consecutive week, Eaves will have to shake up his forward lines once again.Fortunately for Eaves, the changes in the lineups this week are due to getting Nic Kerdiles back from his shoulder injury after he missed six games and part of the game against Alaska-Anchorage when he initially got hurt.“He’s high-level, skill player. He can skate like the wind. He has a great shot. He has great vision,” Shuchuk said. “Just inserting him into the lineup gives us a different dimension as a team as a whole. I like it when he’s playing because of that. He’s one of those hockey players that at any given moment he can score or cause a penalty with his speed, so he brings a different element into our lineup.”Kerdiles will play wing on the first line with Mark Zengerle at center and Sean Little on the other wing, bumping Morgan Zulinick to the second line with Michael Mersch and Jefferson Dahl, encompassing the key line changes.Despite the changes and the injury to Barnes, Wisconsin still has a great deal of experience with seven seniors in the starting lineup.Minnesota, on the other hand, has a very balanced roster and a youthful one at that, with eight freshmen comprising the Gophers’ biggest class of players, freshmen who have been key to their success and top rank.“I think that as a whole, how they’re having success is based on their freshman group. Their freshman group came along and they’re scoring a lot of goals for them. If they didn’t, I think they would have struggled,” Shuchuk said.The eight Gopher freshmen have combined for 89 points including 36 goals, which is the second best mark in the country for a freshman class behind only Boston College. The Gopher offense has received contributions from all throughout the lineup, which has helped make Minnesota the fourth-best offensive attack in the country with a 3.65 goals per game average.But the big reason why the Gophers are currently the top-ranked team in the country is that they’re not limited to relying on their offense. Minnesota allows the third-fewest goals per game in the country at 1.96, as sophomore goaltender Adam Wilcox ranks in the top 10 nationally in goals-against-average and save percentage.With refined play through all three zones, the Gophers will certainly pose a big test for Wisconsin this weekend, but the intensity of the series in the past should hold up this weekend and make for two very competitive games.“When you’re chasing the No. 1 team, there’s always a little extra fun to it,” Zengerle said.“They’re No. 1. It’s on our ice, students are back and it’s just got every degree to be an exciting weekend. Our whole locker room just wants it to be [Thursday] night at 7:30 right now.”last_img read more


1xBet’s Evgeniy Kiriushin: Embracing the fast-growing esports market

first_img BetInvest: The benefits of separating esports betting markets August 7, 2020 StumbleUpon Share ESI Digital – No Drama Please… Esports growth should be treated as business as usual  August 20, 2020 Share Related Articles SBC Magazine Issue 10: Kaizen Gaming rebrand and focus for William Hill CEO August 25, 2020 Submit Whether you have embraced the well-publicised esports revolution, or remain cynical over its status as a sport, there is no doubting its growth as a betting proposition, writes 1xBet’s Head of Business Development Evgeniy Kiriushin.Just 10 years ago few were interested in esports, but now sporting websites across the world are keen to get involved in this exciting and rapidly developing sport.There are many who remain cynical of esports and question whether the name is really justified, but even the most sceptical have to admit that whatever you call it, esports is in a league with the fastest growing sports in the market.1xBet has always tried to stay ahead of the game by keeping up with the latest esports trends and developments. We took our first bets in November 2011, when the StarCraft sequel was one of the most popular games. Then, in December of the same year, we started taking bets on Counter-Strike.We had spent 18 months studying the new sport, exploring opportunities, assessing the risk, and checking for unforeseen pitfalls. Eventually, we gained the experience we needed to enter the market with a product which would quickly become a frontrunner in the betting industry.Our esports portfolio has since expanded from two (StarCraft II and Counter-Strike) to five permanent sports (with the addition of Dota 2, League of Legends and Overwatch). We have even taken this further for customers who are unable to watch live streams by developing a product which is unrivalled amongst our competitors – an information board for Counter-Strike and Dota 2.The great thing about this sport is that alongside the more mainstream games, such as Counter Strike and Dota 2, there are lesser known games with a similarly dedicated fanbase. It’s for this reason we often offer bets on Heroes of the Storm, WarCraft III, Hearthstone, Quake Champions, Call of Duty, and the old favorite, StarCraft: Brood War, a cult real-time strategy video game.We also have FIFA simulators and fighting games such as Mortal Kombat. These games are included in tournaments and have their own leagues, championships, legends and champions.While other companies cling to basic market choices, 1xBet has considered what esports customers are really looking for. Games contain too many exciting and unexpected moments to be reduced to simple “Team 1 To Win” or “Team 2 To Win” bets.Total frags? Of course. First Blood? Absolutely! Round Winner? Most definitely! And these are just a few from our standard set of markets – we also have special bets including player selections and individual player records, to name just a couple of examples.As with traditional sports, unexpected player transfers and last-minute exchanges occur in esports. And while bets on transfers have become commonplace in mainstream sports, they are still novel in esports. We have become one of the first companies to offer bets on transfers, even down to semi-professional level, while we are prepared to extend the market to include local competitions.By the way, what have you heard about fantasy leagues? You have probably heard of fantasy football, but have you heard of fantasy esports? We are gradually developing in this direction and will continue to do so. We have lots of interesting ideas in store for our customers…Our goal is to be the top esports betting company!last_img read more


NBA wrap: Trae Young makes improbable game-winner as Hawks take down Bucks

first_img🗣 ANOTHA ONE@TheTraeYoung #TrueToAtlanta pic.twitter.com/XwSgQEYAjH— Atlanta Hawks (@ATLHawks) March 31, 2019Young didn’t have a great shooting night, but finished with 12 points and 16 assists. His fellow starters Justin Anderson, Alex Len and John Collins all eclipsed 20 points, though.Milwaukee, the top team in the Eastern Conference, was without quite a few notable players, including Giannis Antetokounmpo, Khris Middleton and Eric Bledsoe. Related News In their absence, Sterling Brown erupted for a game-high 27 points, leading all scorers.The Bucks are preparing for the playoffs while the Hawks are looking to finish the regular season strong.Studs of the NightLaMarcus Aldridge posted 27 points and 18 rebounds in San Antonio’s 113-106 loss to Sacramento.Russell Westbrook tallied 25 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists as the Thunder fell to the Mavericks, 106-103.Danilo Gallinari recorded a game-high 27 points, 15 rebounds and five assists in the Clippers’ 113-96 win over the Grizzlies.Duds of the NightLance Stephenson was held scoreless on 0-of-7 shooting in the Lakers’ 130-102 blowout win over the Pelicans.Bobby Portis scored two points on 1-of-9 shooting in Washington’s 95-90 victory over Denver.HighlightsQuinn Cook finished this over-the-shoulder circus shot in the Warriors’ 137-90 victory over the Hornets.Quinn Cook flips it up and in!13 PTS, 5-5 shooting for the @warriors guard on @NBATV #DubNation 66#Hornets30 49 pic.twitter.com/fhAEN6n6pe— NBA (@NBA) April 1, 2019Will Barton pulled off an impressive no-look bounce pass on the break for the Nuggets against the Wizards. Lakers had to convince LeBron James playing this season wasn’t ‘worth it anymore’ Trae Young has been on a roll lately, and his late-game heroics helped the Hawks top the Bucks, 136-135.The rookie guard made a game-winning shot after the ball ricocheted to him in the closing seconds of Sunday’s contest.center_img Livid Gregg Popovich restrained after being ejected in Spurs’ loss No-look dime from Will Barton in transition!#MileHighBasketball 45#DCFamily 31📱💻: https://t.co/pZ0DhQTM5F pic.twitter.com/1WQ9s0YURT— NBA (@NBA) April 1, 2019What’s Next?Magic (38-39) at Raptors (54-23) 7:30 p.m. ET — Toronto is firmly in the playoff picture. But Orlando is just outside it. The Magic are 1/2 game back from the Heat for the eighth seed in the Eastern Conference, so they’ll be prepared to go all out against a top contender.last_img read more


NBA Free agency updates: What’s next for Lakers, Clippers?

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with Packers•Chris Paul leaves Clippers in trade to Rockets•Miller: Lakers out to prove all things are possible again•Alexander: Mock drafts suggest gamble on UCLA’s Ike Anigbogu will pay off •Destiny’s child: Lonzo Ball, Lakers can complete fairy tale in NBA Draft•NBA draft: UCLA’s youth, talent destined for 1st round•Clippers ‘to be active’ in NBA draft despite no picks•Nick Young to decline $5.7M option with Lakers•NBA draft: Lakers find success with non-lottery picks•Lakers’ Draft Preview: Will Los Angeles draft Lonzo Ball at No. 2?•Where and when to watch the NBA Draft live•Why did the Lakers let their neighbor get away with buying that awesome classic car?•Oram: Lakers trading D’Angelo Russell is fitting end to a flawed tenure•2017 NBA Mock Draft: Who goes when, where and why•Lakers trade D’Angelo Russell, Timofey Mozgov to Nets for Brook Lopez, 27th pick•Miller: Jerry West says he’s ‘crazy,’ proves it by joining Clippers•Lakers work out Gonzaga’s Zach Collins in case they trade down in NBA Draft•Whicker: Double-talk from Paul George, who wants to win but also wants to be a Laker•Paul George reportedly plans to join Lakers in 2018•Heisler: Lakers still look fixated on Lonzo Ball, for better and worse Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img The Los Angeles Clippers traded Chris Paul to the Houston Rockets and re-signed Blake Griffin.The Lakers drafted Lonzo Ball and are clearing cap space for 2018. But moves around the league continue at a dizzying pace. Stay here for all the latest news and rumors throughout the 2017 NBA free agency season.Following along on a mobile device? Click here.News and notes:last_img read more


Mallard’s Team of the Week — Nelson Babe Ruth

first_imgNelson broke open a close game with six runs in the final innings.Staff at Mallard’s Source for sports would like to salute the accomplishment with Team of the Week honours.The Nelson Babe Ruth squad includes coach Roger May, Jayden Maida, Marco Falcone, Jared Martin, Chase May, Jordan McLeod, assistant coach Dylan Jacobs, Andrew Felcone, Benoit Thibault, Vinnie Watson, Garnet Duplessie, Sebastian Bodine and Justin Lasichuk. Nelson Minor Baseball historians say the last time a Heritage City squad won the West Kootenay Babe Ruth Championships the current members of the team were not even born.A group of Nelson players put that streak to rest by stopping Trail Athletics 11-5 Thursday at the Queen Elizabeth Park.last_img


Football Viewers’ Guide: Week 5

first_imgCentral Arkansas at Sam Houston State, Saturday, 3 p.m. CTOnline:ESPN3https://sland.social/UCAatSHSUESPN appsTalent:Randy McIlvoy, play-by-playShea Walker, analyst Lamar at Nicholls, Saturday, 2:30 p.m. CTNational Television:Eleven SportsDirecTV 623Channel finderRegional Television:Cox Sports TVLafourche Parish Charter 324/815Channel finderOnline:Southland Digital NetworkSouthland.org/liveSouthland Conference appsTalent:David Saltzman, play-by-playButch Alsandor, analystGerald Gruenig, reporter FRISCO, Texas – All 11 Southland Conference football teams are in action this weekend, with five league matchups and one non-conference affair. The Southland Game of the Week on ESPN3 pits two of the the conference’s four ranked teams, as #19 Sam Houston State hosts #12 Central Arkansas. Programming on ESPN+ includes hundreds of MLB, NHL and MLS games, thousands of college sports events (including football, basketball and multiple other sports from more than 15 conferences), exclusive Top Rank boxing, UFC (beginning in 2019), Grand Slam tennis, international and domestic rugby, cricket, new and exclusive documentary films and series, acclaimed studio shows and the full library of ESPN’s award-winning 30 for 30 films. Fans can subscribe to ESPN+ for $4.99 a month (or $49.99 per year) and cancel at any time. Northwestern State at Southeastern Louisiana, Saturday, 7 p.m. CTRegional Television:Cox Sports TVNatchitoches Suddenlink 61Natchitoches CP-TEL 36Hammond Charter 324/815Channel finderOnline (Subject to blackout in Cox Sports TV territory):ESPN3https://sland.social/NSUatSLUESPN appsTalent:Lyn Rollins, play-by-playRene Nadeau, analystCarley McCord, reporter Incarnate Word at Abilene Christian, Saturday, 6 p.m. CTOnline:ESPN+https://sland.social/UIWatACU ESPN appsTalent:Grant Boone, play-by-playJim Reese, analyst ESPN+ is the premium multi-sport, direct-to-consumer video service from The Walt Disney Company’s Direct-to-Consumer and International (DTCI) segment in conjunction with ESPN. It offers fans thousands of additional live events, on-demand content and original programming not available on ESPN’s linear TV or digital networks. Stephen F. Austin at McNeese, Saturday, 6 p.m. CTOnline:Cowboy Insiderhttps://mcneesesports.com/watch/?Live=1649Talent:Tom Hoeffer, play-by-playJohnny Suydam, analystRon Hayes, reporter ESPN+ is an integrated part of the ESPN App, the leading sports app and the premier all-in-one digital sports platform for fans. The ESPN App is a showcase of the company’s culture of innovation, delivering a rich, personalized experience that curates all of ESPN’s incredible content around each fan’s individual tastes. ESPN+ is also available through ESPN.com. Houston Baptist at SMU, Saturday, 6 p.m. CTOnline:ESPN3https://sland.social/HBUatSMUESPN appsTalent:Drew Fellios, play-by-playForrest Conoly, analyst About ESPN+last_img read more


What every Prem team’s doing on first winter break as stars jet off

first_imgTHE inaugural Premier League winter break is upon us and the players are making the most of their short time off to jet away on holiday.Of the 20 top-flight teams, eight are in action this weekend including champions Manchester City.17 Callum Hudson-Odoi is one of a long list of footballers to head to Dubai during the first Premier League winter breakCredit: Instagram / @calteck1017 Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang headed to Dubai with his family during his time offCredit: Instagram / @aubameyang97But for the rest, including Manchester United, Chelsea, Arsenal and champions-elect Liverpool do not play in the league until the following weekend.And each side has made plans to give their players some well-earned rest after the hectic Christmas period and start to 2020.SunSport rounds up who is going where and what the clubs are doing during their time off…ArsenalThe players have been given a few days off but must be in Dubai on Friday to meet up for training. Mikel Arteta has encouraged the players to bring their families.Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang took to Instagram to show pictures of him flying to Dubai and his kid playing in the sun.17 David Luiz dons a stunning hat as he tops up the tan in DubaiCredit: Instagram17 Lucas Torreira has returned to form with Arsenal but is relaxing during his time offCredit: Instagram17 Bernd Leno jetted off with fiance Sophie ChristinCredit: Instagram / @sophiechristin_17 The pair flew to Dubai where the stunning blonde posted snaps to her InstagramCredit: Instagram / @berndleno117 The couple shared initiate pics of their time awayCredit: Instagram / @sophiechristin_17 They even hit the gym together to stay in shapeCredit: Instagram / @sophiechristin_17 Nicolas Pepe (top left) also headed to Dubai with some pals View this post on Instagram 🇦🇪 ✈️ A post shared by Aubameyang Pierre-Emerick (@aubameyang97) on Feb 3, 2020 at 9:55pm PSTAston VillaDean Smith has given his players the week off and will continue training on Monday ahead of their match with Tottenham.17 Tyrone Mings and Jack Grealish have jetted off to sunnier climes togetherBournemouth*The Cherries play Sheffield United on Sunday then players will have a reduced workload with no warm-weather training.Brighton*Another of the teams involved this weekend but the squad are not given extra time off – instead they will train as usual throughout their two weeks off.BurnleyTo stop them travelling too far, Sean Dyche has got his lads in for training on Friday and Saturday but given them the rest of the week, including Sunday, off.ChelseaIt is good news for Chelsea – they have a good amount of time off before heading back to Cobham early next week.Fikayo Tomori has been with Leicester’s Demarai Gray and Tammy Abraham in Dubai, Reece James is soaking up the sun, as is Callum Hudson-Odoi who is in Dubai.Ross Barkley and Mason Mount, though, were among those to use the time off for some extra training.17 Fikayo was also spotted with Leicester star Demarai GrayCredit: Instagram / @fikayotomori17 Tammy Abraham and Fikayo Tomori are away togetherCredit: Instagram / @tammyabraham117 Jorginho jetted back to Brazil to spend time with friends in the country of his birthCredit: Instagram17 No rest for Ross Barkley and Mason Mount who are working hard on the training groundCredit: Instagram / @rossbarkleyCrystal Palace*Palace travel to Everton on Saturday but then have some time off next week with no training abroad booked.Everton*The Toffees players will get a few days off after the Palace game but then will have some extended training.Leicester CityJames Maddison, Gray and Ben Chilwell are all away already, making the most of their time off with no formal squad trip.LiverpoolKlopp and his players skipped the FA Cup replay against Shrewsbury to ensure they got their winter break in full.Adam Lallana, Joe Gomez and Trent Alexander-Arnold headed to the USA, Fabinho and Roberto Firmino both opted for the Maldives with their wives and Georginio Wijnaldum chose Dubai.Manchester City*The only one of the traditional ‘big six’ in action this weekend and then the players have four days off next week.Pep Guardiola considered a training camp but decided to give players more time with families.17 Gray and Ben Chilwell are close friends on and off the pitchCredit: Instagram / @demarai View this post on Instagram When she don’t reply to the dm… A post shared by James Maddison (@madders) on Feb 3, 2020 at 9:21am PST View this post on Instagram ❤️ A post shared by Rebeca Tavares (@rebecas.tavares) on Feb 3, 2020 at 9:43pm PST View this post on Instagram Eu te amo, COMO EU TE AMO! ❤️ A post shared by Lari Firmino (@larissa_peereira) on Feb 3, 2020 at 9:42pm PST View this post on Instagram Capture the moment, live to the fullest 🙏🏾 A post shared by Gini Wijnaldum (@gwijnaldum) on Feb 3, 2020 at 12:50pm PST Manchester UnitedOle Gunnar Solskjaer’s have 16 days between the Wolves draw and the trip to Chelsea so are off until Saturday.Then the Manchester United team head to Marbella for a week of training, with Qatar vetoed by the manager due to tensions in the Middle East.Fred took his wife Monique on a second honeymoon while Marcus Rashford got away early due to injury so he could attend the Super Bowl.Jesse Lingard meanwhile has been putting in the extra hard yards alongside Luke Shaw and Diogo Dalot.NewcastleAfter the Oxford FA Cup replay, the Magpies squad have been given five days off.NorwichFor the Prem’s bottom side, it is business as usual and training will carry on.Sheffield United*The Blades are heading away together for a few days after the Bournemouth game but details have been kept private.SouthamptonLike most, Southampton’s players will enjoy a few days off before attention switches to focus on Burnley.TottenhamThe players are set to be handed some time off after the Southampton FA Cup replay and are expected back in early next week.17 Jesse Lingard, Diogo Dalot and Luke Shaw are putting in the extra yardsCredit: Instagram / @jesselingard17 Fred and his wife Monique are enjoying some more down time in the MaldivesCredit: Instagram / @fred08oficial View this post on Instagram Probably one of the only Superbowls I could have seen live during my career and what an experience 🏈 Congrats @chiefs and @patrickmahomes ❤️ And congrats 🐐 on an amazing half time show! A post shared by Marcus Rashford (@marcusrashford) on Feb 2, 2020 at 7:12pm PSTLatest Premier League newsExclusiveBOURNE AGAINHowe says Cherries are stronger after lockdown with FIVE fit-again starsLive BlogTOON LATESTNewcastle takeover LIVE: Follow all the latest updates in Saudi sagaLive Blogblues newsChelsea news LIVE – Latest updates from Stamford BridgeLive Blogunited newsMan Utd news LIVE – Latest updates from Old TraffordLive BlogGunners newsArsenal news LIVE – Latest updates from the EmiratesExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidHEAT IS OFFHeaton will miss Aston Villa’s 10-game relegation dogfight with knee injuryPASSED THE TESTHuge boost to Project Restart with ZERO positive results in new Covid testsWatford*Watford face Brighton on Saturday but then Nigel Pearson will let them enjoy a few days to themselves.West Ham*The Times report that, despite having two weeks off after facing Manchester City on Saturday, the Hammers’ plans still haven’t been finalised.WolvesThey headed to La Manga on Monday for warm-weather training and are due back on Friday.Nuno Espirito Santo will give them the weekend off but training will resume as normal next week.Jesse Lingard, Luke Shaw and Diogo Dalot head for Man Utd warm-weather training early and cut short winter breaklast_img read more