Peruvian Defense Minister Jaime Thorne officially brought into service four second-hand aircraft, two planes and two helicopters, intended to improve vigilance over maritime space and recently acquired by the Peruvian Navy. The new acquisitions are two Fokker F-60 transport planes purchased from the Netherlands and two Sikorsky Sea King UH-3H multipurpose helicopters acquired from the United States, now part of Peru’s Pacific Naval Force. “These aircraft will help watch over the sovereignty of our sea, which is a source of great wealth. Peru is the world’s leading fishing country, and we have to watch over that wealth,” Thorne noted in remarks reported by the state news agency Andina. He added that purchases of war matériel for the South American country’s Armed Forces will continue, in accordance with the provisions of the Basic Defense Nucleus plan and depending on the income obtained from mining royalties. “That is going to enable us to continue increasing our forces,” the minister affirmed. Participants at the ceremony, which took place at El Callao Naval Airbase, included the country’s vice president, Luis Giampietri, the head of the Armed Forces Joint Command, Luis Howell Ballena, and the Commandant-General of the Navy, Adm. Jorge de la Puente Ribeyro. Following the end of the ceremony, an exhibition was held at which the newly acquired matériel was displayed, as well as B-200 aircraft. By Dialogo January 03, 2011
The youngster has been in fine form for club and country over the past few weeks with his performance last weekend against Watford catching the eye. Iwobi scored a goal and made an assist as the Gunners beat Watford 4-0.Nigeria won the Olympic football gold in 1996 in Atlanta with a squad that had Iwobi’s uncle Austin ‘Jay-Jay’ Okocha, Nwankwo Kanu and Victor Ikpeba.Current Under-23 coach Samson Siasia, was in charge at Beijing 2008 as Nigeria won the silver, losing the final to a Lionel Messi inspired Argentine side.The ‘Dream Team’ won the Africa U-23 Nations Cup in Senegal to book a ticket for the Rio Olympics with Siasia in-charge.The former FC Nantes striker will look to go one further than he did eight years ago in China.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Nigeria’s newest kid on the block, Alex Iwobi will likely miss Arsenal’s start to the 2016/17 season after indicating interest to play for Nigeria at the 2016 Rio Olympics this August.Iwobi, who made his international debut in the 1-1 draw with Egypt in a 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier in Kaduna last month wants to line up for Nigeria’s Olympic side in the football event the commences on August 3.Arsenal begins the season ten days after the Olympic tournament starts and if Nigeria gets to the final, Iwobi will still be in Brazil by August 20, a move which might pop up a club vs country clash.
Transfers Transfer news & rumours LIVE: Real Madrid turn to Lewandowski ahead of Kane Goal Last updated 1 year ago 18:45 2/28/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Getty Images Transfers Premier League Primera División Bundesliga Ligue 1 Serie A Goal takes a look at the biggest transfer news and rumours from the Premier League, La Liga, Serie A and beyond Madrid turn to Lewy ahead of KaneReal Madrid are considering moving for Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski instead of Tottenham’s Harry Kane, according to the Independent. Los Blancos know Spurs are likely to play hardball over any move for Kane, so Lewandowski could be seen as a more reasonable target. The Polish striker recently changed agents to Pini Zahavi and could look to take advantage of his last chance for a big move, with his 30th birthday coming up in August. 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But the Serie A side’s patience has apparently reached its conclusion, with several Premier League sides hoping to snap Can up should a move to Italy fall through. Ceballos allowed to join Liverpool on loanReal Madrid midfielder Dani Ceballos will be allowed to join Liverpool on an initial loan with a purchase option, reports Diario Gol.The 21-year-old joined Madrid last summer but has been used sparingly, and Jurgen Klopp has asked the Liverpool board to sign the midfielder.Chelsea want Casemiro in Hazard dealChelsea are willing to sell Eden Hazard to Real Madrid if Casemiro is sent to London as part of the deal, according to Don Balon.It wouldn’t be a straight swap, of course, with the report stating the Blues would also want €100 million in addition to the Brazilian central midfielder. 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Hamburg want to quadruple Arp’s wagesHamburg want to increase Jann-Fiete Arp’s wages from €500,000 per year to €2 million in an effort to convince him to stay, according to the Hamburger Morgenpost.The 18-year-old has attracted plenty of suitors across Europe, including Chelsea, and Hamburg know they must offer a new deal to maintain any hope of keeping the forward. But HSV are also staring down the real possibility of relegation, which would almost certainly end Arp’s time at the club. 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Man Utd watching OdriozolaManchester United are monitoring the progress of Real Sociedad right-back Alvaro Odriozola ahead of a potential move, reports the Daily Mail.United sent scouts to Sociedad’s Europa League match against Red Bull Salzburg last ThursdayThe 22-year-old, who has two caps for Spain, has also been watched by Real Madrid and Barcelona over the past year. Dortmund in for MalcomBorussia Dortmund have joined the list of teams chasing Bordeaux winger Malcom, reports The Sun.The 20-year-old is set to depart the Ligue 1 side this summer, and has been strongly linked with Arsenal, Tottenham and Bayern Munich, who have reportedly begun talks with the Brazilian’s representatives. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.