Bayern Munich sign Ivan Perisic on loan from Inter Milan

first_imgBayern Munich sign Ivan Perisic on loan from Inter MilanFIFA World Cup 2018 finalist Ivan Perisic has been snapped up by Bayern Munich. The Bundesliga champions have an option to buy him next season.advertisement Next Reuters BerlinAugust 13, 2019UPDATED: August 13, 2019 15:46 IST Ivan Perisic will play for Bayern Munich in the upcoming season (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSBayern Munich have an option to buy Perisic next seasonPerisic’s signing comes after after a widely expected move by Manchester City’s Leroy Sane fell throughIvan will instantly help us with his top level experience: Bayern sports director Hasan SalihamidzicBundesliga champions Bayern Munich signed Croatia winger Ivan Perisic on loan for a season from Inter Milan on Tuesday after a widely expected move by Manchester City’s Leroy Sane fell through due to the player’s knee injury.A 2018 World Cup finalist, Perisic, who also played for Borussia Dortmund and VfL Wolfsburg in the Bundesliga between 2011 and 2015, will play for Bayern starting on Friday.Bayern have an option to buy him next season.The Croat, 30, will reinforce Bayern’s wings along with Serge Gnabry and Kingsley Coman following the departures of veterans Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery.Coman has also been plagued by serious injuries since joining the Bavarians two years ago.”Ivan will instantly help us with his top level experience,” said Bayern sports director Hasan Salihamidzic in a statement.”He is skilled and is flexible up front. I am certain he will quickly integrate because he knows the Bundesliga and also our coach Niko Kovac.”Bayern had publicly expressed an interest to sign City winger Sane but the 23-year-old Germany international tore his anterior cruciate ligament in the Community Shield win over Liverpool at Wembley earlier this month.The German champions, beaten by Dortmund in the German Super Cup earlier this month, kick off their Bundesliga campaign against Hertha Berlin on Friday.Also Read | Liverpool’s Alisson Becker out injured for ‘next few weeks’: Juergen KloppAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow Ivan PerisicFollow Bayern MunichFollow Inter MilanFollow German Bundesligalast_img read more

Arkansas court says voters can decide medical marijuana plan

by The Associated Press Posted Oct 13, 2016 8:58 am MDT Last Updated Oct 13, 2016 at 12:40 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Arkansas court says voters can decide medical marijuana plan LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Arkansas voters will have their say on at least one medical marijuana proposal this November, the state Supreme Court ruled Thursday.Justices sided with supporters of a proposed constitutional amendment that would allow patients with certain medical conditions to purchase marijuana from dispensaries. A coalition of groups, including the state Chamber of Commerce and the Arkansas Farm Bureau, had asked the court to prevent officials from counting any votes for the measure.“It is a flawed measure that hurts Arkansans,” said Jerry Cox, executive director of the Family Council Action Committee, which was one of the groups challenging the measure. Cox said he thinks the proposal will lead to legalized recreational marijuana in the state and that his will continue to campaign against the measure.There are two such proposals on the Nov. 8 ballot. The one allowed to stand Thursday lets patients with certain conditions to buy the drug, but differs from the second proposal in their restrictions and regulations. For example, the competing proposal allows patients to grow their own marijuana if they don’t live near a dispensary. There still was a pending challenge to the second competing proposal as of Thursday.The court said in its opinion that the challenge largely asked the justices to interpret the content of the amendment, which is not within its purview. Associate Justice Courtney Hudson Goodson wrote that the language of the measure does not have to cover every detail of the amendment.“We conclude that while inside the voting booth, the voters will be able to reach an intelligent and informed decision for or against The Arkansas Medical Marijuana Amendment of 2016,” she wrote.Arkansas voters narrowly rejected a medical marijuana proposal four years ago, despite big spending from pro-legalization national groups.Meanwhile, national support for medical marijuana has grown, and half of the states and the District of Columbia have legalized the drug in some fashion. Arkansas is one of four states with medical marijuana proposals on this year’s ballot.But the push faces more obstacles this year. Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson, who headed the federal Drug Enforcement Administration, has spoken out against the measures. The state Democratic Party’s platform includes general support for legalizing medical marijuana, but the platform is silent on the two ballot measures. read more