Unai Emery assesses Arsenal’s top-four chances after Leicester defeat

first_imgUnai Emery has admitted it will be ‘very difficult’ for Arsenal to finish in the top-four (Getty Images)Unai Emery has acknowledged that it will be ‘very difficult’ for Arsenal to finish in the top-four after a 3-0 defeat to Leicester City condemned them to a third straight Premier League defeat.A Youri Tielemans header and two goals from Jamie Vardy in the final five minutes handed Leicester a well-deserved win, while Arsenal also had Ainsley Maitland-Niles sent off in the first half.The result at the King Power Stadium capped what has been a disastrous week for Arsenal following on from losses to Crystal Palace and Wolves – results that leave them fifth in the table.Arsenal can still qualify for next season’s Champions League by winning the Europa League and Emery insisted that he and his players will now prepare for their semi-final against Valencia.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTSpeaking post-match, Emery said: ‘We are going to think about Valencia in the Europa League. We have a big ambition in this competition. It’s a semi-final and it’s going to be difficult also.‘Then we play on Sunday against Brighton, and we need to win this match. At the beginning of the season we knew it was going to be very difficult, and today it’s the same.‘Our confidence can go up, can go down. But the most important is to be clear in our minds and our way. Our way is to think of this semi-final and prepare for the match in the best possible way.’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 CityArsenal had put themselves in a strong position to finish in the top four following a 2-0 victory over Newcastle United at the start of the month but a run of four defeats in their last five games could prove costly.Emery’s side will face Brighton at home and Burnley away in their final two matches of the season with both Europa League semi-finals against Valencia falling in between.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 Metro Sport ReporterSunday 28 Apr 2019 3:55 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link216Shares Comment Unai Emery assesses Arsenal’s top-four chances after Leicester defeatcenter_img Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

Governor Wolf Calls for U.S. Senate to Restart Bipartisan Market Stabilization Process

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Governor Wolf Calls for U.S. Senate to Restart Bipartisan Market Stabilization Process September 26, 2017center_img Healthcare,  Medicaid Expansion,  National Issues,  Press Release,  Statement Harrisburg, PA – Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf today released the following statement on the failure of the Graham-Cassidy amendment and the need for bipartisan work on health insurance market stabilization to continue:“My administration has worked collaboratively with Republican and Democratic governors and members of the United States Senate to stabilize health insurance markets, provide certainty for consumers and providers, and work towards reducing the cost of care,” Governor Wolf said. “Unfortunately, this bipartisan effort was derailed by partisans seeking to take another shot at throwing millions of Americans off their health insurance and dismantling consumer protections.“Bipartisan governors are ready to work with Washington to fix our health care system. We need to stabilize our markets and provide certainty. We want to find ways to reduce the cost of care and prescription drugs. Washington can do all these things without dismantling coverage and protections for millions of Pennsylvanians. However, there must be the will to put politics aside and focus on the human impact of our health care system.”Earlier this month, Governor Wolf was joined by Governors Hickenlooper (Colorado), Kasich (Ohio), Walker (Alaska), Bullock (Montana), McAuliffe (Virginia), Edwards (Louisiana), Sandoval (Nevada), Baker (Massachusetts), and Scott (Vermont) to oppose the Graham-Cassidy proposal.At the beginning of September, then-Pennsylvania Insurance Commissioner, and now Acting Secretary of Human Services, Teresa Miller testified at hearings called by bipartisan Senators focused on insurance market stabilization. Acting Secretary Miller also testified yesterday in Washington against the Graham-Cassidy proposal.Governor Wolf and bipartisan governors presented Congress with a plan to strengthen health insurance markets in August.last_img read more

Emotional sale for family of war vets

first_imgThe home at 101 Kingsley Tce, Manly.“The buyer who opened the bidding ended up securing the property,” he said.“We had five active bidders and the auction probably went for a good 10 or so minutes with constant bidding.More from newsCrowd expected as mega estate goes under the hammer7 Aug 2020Hard work, resourcefulness and $17k bring old Ipswich home back to life20 Apr 2020“We pretty much went straight on the market at $950,000.” Mr Meyer said the property attracted huge interest with multiple offers before the auction and a crowd of more than 70 people at the event. Inside the home at 101 Kingsley Tce, Manly.“That’s a huge crowd, especially considering it was a rainy day,” he said. “We were all packed in under the house to escape the weather.” The property was the family home of Bernard Costello, a RAAF navigator who flew 30 missions over occupied Europe in a Lancaster Bomber, and his Welsh wife, Muriel, who cared for the wounded as a RAF nurse in World War II. Inside the home at 101 Kingsley Tce, Manly.With both now passed on, their family made the tough decision to sell.“The family were delighted with the result but there were a lot of cuddles and tears,” Mr Meyer said. “It was a very emotional sale.” Mr Meyer said the new owners were a local couple who planned to remove the Queenslander and build a home across both lots that make up the 810sq m parcel of land.center_img The family of Bernard and Muriel Costello after the auction of 101 Kingsley Tce, Manly.THE  family home of two World War II veterans sold under the hammer at Manly, smashing the reserve by $80,000.Marketing agent Haydn Meyer of Ray White Manly said the 1930s Queenslander at 101 Kingsley Tce sold for $1.03 million. Mr Meyer said 11 bidders registered for the auction but an opening bid of $900,000 knocked many of the potential buyers out of the running.last_img read more

Wednesday people roundup

first_imgLombard Odier Investment Managers – Tammy McPherson has been appointed head of UK institutional business development. She joins from Aviva Investors, where she was head of insurance business development. Before then, she worked at ABN AMRO Asset Management, with a focus on insurance asset management. Separately, Anna de Jong has been appointed senior sales manager. She joins from Nomura, where she was executive director the quantitative derivative strategies and solutions department servicing the Dutch market. Before then, she held roles at Morgan Stanley, Merrill Lynch and FactSet Research Systems.BlackRock – Almar Rietberg has been appointed director, responsible for building up and maintaining client relations with Dutch institutional investors. Rietberg worked 11 years at Kempen & Co, where he was director institutional clients. Before then, he was an investment consultant at Towers Perrin for seven years.Willis Towers Watson – Kemp Ross has been appointed global head of delegated investment solutions in the investments business. He joins from Aon Hewitt, where he has held various roles since he joined in 2008. Most recently, he was a senior partner and head of solutions and operations for investment. Before then, he worked at Mercer for 15 years. Separately, Chris Massey has been appointed to the UK consultancy team as a senior strategic adviser, based in Edinburgh. He joins from PwC, where he held a variety of strategic consulting roles.TIAA Global Asset Management – The manager has hired two Europe-based managing directors for its real assets institutional distribution team. Per Frederiksen will focus on growing the institutional business in the Nordic countries, while Dan Greene will help lead efforts to develop and enhance relationships with global and regional investment consultants. Frederiksen joins from Dimensional Fund Advisors, while Greene joins from Invesco.BNY Mellon – Hani Kablawi has been appointed head of investment services for the EMEA region. Formerly head of asset servicing for the same region, Kablawi will lead the business strategy for investment services and continue to be based in London.CVC Capital Partners – Cathrin Petty is to join as a partner and head of European healthcare, based in London. She joins from JP Morgan, where she was head of healthcare for the EMEA region.CDP – Rick Stathers has been appointed to lead the investor research arm of the global disclosure charity. He joins from Schroders, where he was head of responsible investment. Before then, he was a consultant at Environmental Resources Management and a regulatory controller at Morgan Stanley. PIMCO, MAN Group, SPT, Allianz Global Investors, PGGM, Lombard Odier Investment Managers, Aviva Investors, Nomura, BlackRock, Kempen & Co, Willis Towers Watson, Aon Hewitt, PwC, TIAA Global Asset Management, Dimensional Fund Advisors, Invesco, BNY Mellon, CVC Capital Partners, JP Morgan, CDP, SchrodersPIMCO – Emmanuel Roman, former chief executive of Man Group, has been hired to lead US asset manager PIMCO. Roman will take over as PIMCO’s chief executive from Douglas Hodge, who will become managing director and senior adviser from 1 November. Roman comes to PIMCO from Man Group, which he joined when the firm acquired GLG Group in 2010. He went from being GLG’s co-chief executive, a role he held for five years, to COO of Man, and in 2013 was named Man’s chief executive. For its part, Man announced Luke Ellis, since 2012 the firm’s president, as Roman’s replacement.SPT – Fokko Covers has been appointed as a board member at SPT, the €1.8bn closed pension fund for dentists and dental specialists. He is to become a member of the scheme’s investment committee, as well as chairman of its outsourcing committee. Until recently, Covers had been chairman and director of the Pensioenfonds Elsevier, which has liquidated and joined the pension fund PGB.Allianz Global Investors – Lodewijk van Pol has been named head of client solutions in the Netherlands, as well as leader of the Benelux team of Allianz Global Investors. Van Pol has been head of fiduciary management at Lombard Odier. At the same time, Chris Wijdenes has been appointed as head of investments and operations at client solutions. He also worked at Lombard Odier, where was tasked with treasury, currency and cash management. Meanwhile, Ewoud van de Sande is to join as strategic asset allocation specialist. He comes from PGGM, where he focused on alternative investments and sustainability.last_img read more

China marks 70 years of communist rule

first_imgPresident Xi Jinping pledged peacefuldevelopment on the 70th birthday of Communist China on Tuesday. BEIJING – China celebrated its growingpower and confidence with a massive display of military hardware and troops. The event was the country’s mostimportant of the year as China looks to project its assurance in the face ofmounting challenges, including nearly four months of anti-government protestsin Hong Kong and an economy-sapping trade war with the United States.(Reuters)center_img Soldiers of the People’s Liberation Army march past Tiananmen Square during a rehearsal before a military parade marking the 70th founding anniversary of People’s Republic of China in Beijing on Oct. 1. REUTERS/THOMAS PETERlast_img

Oldenburg Academy 5K Lauf

first_imgEven though Freudenfest has been canceled, The 2020 Twister Lauf is still going on Saturday, July 18th at Oldenburg.starting at 9 AM. Proceeds will go towards OASIS.  Failed to fetch Error: URL to the PDF file must be on exactly the same domain as the current web page. Click here for more infoCourtesy of Twisters AD Patrick Kolks.last_img

Inclement weather forces postponement of Boyce & Jefford Relay Festival – Now set for May 7

first_imgHEAVY downpours during the wee hours of yesterday morning forced organisers of the Boyce and Jefford Relay Festival and Family Fun Day, scheduled for the Police Sports Club Ground, to postpone the event until next week Sunday, May 7.After Saturday’s rainfall,organisers were still optimistic up to late Saturday night that the event could still go off. The meet’s Technical Director, Mark Scott observed that though the surface was wet the ground was still hard underneath.However,the Sunday morning showers caught organisers off guard, and inundated the track, mandating a postponement.“Up to 2am Sunday morning when we left the ground,everything was ok for a successful sports day, but then between 3 – 7 this morning, we had some heavy rainfall. So we decided to postpone for next Sunday, May 7, in the hopes that we get better weather and we could have a better track,” Boyce and Jefford co-chairman, Edison Jefford, explained at the ground yesterday.Up to late yesterday afternoon, Jefford was still at the ground to personally meet and apologize to any patron who did not get word of the postponement and still turned up for the highly-anticipated event.The organisers issued an advisory on the event’s Facebook page and notified all of the participating clubs and their athletes. However, while many are saddened by the postponement,at least one club is glad now that they will be able to participate in the relays,since they could not have made it this Sunday but will be available next Sunday.“The hype will continue because we’ve spoken to all stakeholders, we’ve spoken to all the athletes and clubs. And I know at least one particular club coming from Berbice is actually happy about the postponement because they are at the Penn Relays and it gives them an opportunity to compete since they are retuning on May 4,” Jefford related.“All the systems will be crystallized this week, and perfect those that aren’t already perfected and seek to have a more grandeur occasion.”last_img read more

The Latest: South Carolina coaches, players march for Floyd

first_imgLiverpool could win the Premier League title at home after all.Police originally indicated they wanted Liverpool’s second game after the restart against Crystal Palace to be staged at a neutral venue because of concerns that supporters could congregate outside Anfield.But the league now says the game on June 24 is scheduled to be at Liverpool’s home stadium.The Merseyside derby against Everton could still be played away from Goodison Park on June 21. The league says the venue is still to be confirmed.Liverpool leads Manchester City by two points and is two wins from ending its 30-year title drought. But Liverpool could clinch the trophy in its first game back against Everton if City loses to Arsenal on June 17. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___South Carolina coach Will Muschamp and football players have joined others in a protest march from the Governor’s Mansion on Friday. ___Chelsea has been declared Women’s Super League champion after the season was stopped because of the coronavirus pandemic.The English Football Association’s board decided to determine the final standings on a points-per-game basis. Manchester City was a point ahead of Chelsea but had played an extra game when the season was suspended in March.Chelsea had seven games remaining.City will still qualify for the Champions League with Chelsea. Liverpool has been relegated. The Latest: South Carolina coaches, players march for Floyd Associated Press The march of several hundred people went the nearly 2 miles from the governor’s residence to the State House. South Carolina quarterback Jay Ulrich carried a sign, “Matter is the minimum. Black lives are worthy. Black lives are beloved. Black lives are needed.”It is the seventh straight day of rallies in South Carolina following the death of George Floyd, killed on Memorial Day when a Minneapolis police officer kept his knee on Floyd’s neck until he couldn’t breathe.___The University of Maryland will begin allowing its football players to begin voluntary, individual workouts under the supervision of the sports medial staff on June 15. Italian competitions will adopt the temporary law change when they resume next week.There can still be only three pauses to send on substitutes. If matches go into extra time and teams haven’t used all five of their substitutes they can make a fourth interruption at the end of regular time or between the two halves of extra timeSerie A is set to resume on June 20 with the Italian Cup being completed in the previous week.___Borussia Dortmund players Jadon Sancho and Manuel Akanji have been fined by the German soccer league for breaking coronavirus-related restrictions to get haircuts.center_img June 5, 2020 The league says Sancho and Akanji “apparently violated general hygiene and infection protection standards” to have a barber visit them at home. There were no facemasks visible in photos posted on social media.There were similar photos of Dortmund teammates Dan-Axel Zagadou and Raphäel Guerreiro with Düsseldorf-based barber Winnie Nana Karkari but they were not mentioned in the league’s statement. The Bild tabloid reported that Karkari also visited Dortmund players Axel Witsel and Thorgan Hazard last Thursday.The league says “it goes without question that professional soccer players also need their hair cut” but “this must be done in accordance with the medical-organizational concept at the moment.”___The Asian qualifying tournament for the World Cup is set to resume in October after the coronavirus pandemic forced games in March and June to be postponed. The Asian Football Confederation says it agreed with FIFA to schedule two dates in October and two in November to complete the current groups.The AFC says the planned schedule must comply with “government travel and medical restrictions” in the 40 countries taking part.Twelve teams will advance to a further group stage next year.Four Asian teams will advance directly to the World Cup in Qatar. A fifth team will enter an intercontinental playoff round.___ Football players will be permitted to return to campus on June 8 for medical screenings. The athletes will be tested for symptoms of COVID-19 on a daily basis.Athletic director Damon Evans says he’s “optimistic” about the return of fall sports. He called the voluntary workouts on campus “our cautious and considered road map to the resumption of athletic competition.”Maryland is scheduled to open the season on Sept. 5 at home against Towson.___The Italian soccer federation says teams will be allowed up to five substitutions in matches. ___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6last_img read more

After six-game road stint, SU field hockey returns home to face No. 10 Louisville

first_img Published on September 23, 2010 at 12:00 pm Comments Facebook Twitter Google+center_img In the past three weeks, the Syracuse field hockey team has played all six of its games on the road, four of which came against nationally ranked teams. The No. 9 Orange (5-3) dropped three games on the road swing, including a loss in the final game to Princeton on a goal in the final minutes. Now that the team is home, it doesn’t get much easier. The pressure is coming. It’s coming in the form of a blitzing attack provided by Big East rival Louisville. The likes of which the Orange hasn’t faced yet this season. SU will face No. 10 Louisville (6-2) on Saturday at J.S. Coyne Stadium in a Big East matchup of Top 10 teams. The Cardinals are riding a three-game winning streak into Syracuse and have scored 13 goals in the past two games. In part due to the challenge Louisville poses, the Orange is glad to be back home for a game as important as this. ‘It’s Big East so it’s a big game of the year, and we’re just really excited to be home and have our family and friends come out and support us,’ senior back Maggie Befort said. ‘It’s pretty tough to be on the road.’ SU head coach Ange Bradley said in addition to the fans’ support, the extra day off that comes with a home game has also had an effect. Bradley said for the first time in nearly a month, her team will not have the added obstacle of playing two teams on consecutive days on the road.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text The extra day also gave her more time to prepare for the Cardinals’ fast-paced playing style, which she said is different than what the Orange has seen all year. ‘Louisville plays a very tough, pressing defense, and it’s going to present challenges to our backfield,’ Bradley said. ‘Louisville’s very good in counterattack, and that’s how they draw a lot of their corners and score a lot of their goals, so possession out of the backfield is going to be critical.’ Bradley will need to rely on Befort and her defense to relieve some of that pressure, which has been one aspect of SU’s game that has been superb this season. The defense has allowed only nine shots per game, and sophomore goalkeeper Leann Stiver has not surrendered more than two goals in any game to this point. Stiver and the SU defense will have a handful to deal with when they step on their home field Saturday. Senior midfielder Nicole Youman has led Louisville’s offensive charge with a Big East-leading 12 goals on the season and will provide as tough a weapon as any for SU’s zone defense to contain. Youman, the reigning Big East Offensive Player of the Week, has attempted three times as many shots as any of her teammates. ‘She’s pretty dominating, so if we shut her down, hopefully we can shut the rest of their offense down,’ Befort said. ‘When she’s through our zone, we’ll make sure we let her know that we know who she is.’ Despite the individual and collective talent on Louisville’s side, Stiver said she will maintain the same consistent mentality she has before any other big game. After nearly shutting out Princeton last week, Stiver believes her confident approach is the best way to prepare for Louisville. ‘It’s not going to be anything different to me,’ Stiver said. ‘I’m going to play to the best of my ability and work toward the shutout and just play my game. We have a big one here because the Big East is pretty much all that matters right now.’ Stiver’s attitude and focus is what Bradley wants to hear, as it represents her team’s ultimate goal for the season. For Bradley, thoughts about the previous losses, expectations and even home field advantage are all secondary to what lies immediately ahead in conference play. And what lies ahead is speed vs. speed. ‘For me it’s about the Big East, and what I’ve shared with my team is that we’ve (only) earned the right to play 17 games a season,’ Bradley said. ‘Now we have to go earn the right to play in the Big East tournament, and from there you have to earn the right to get into the NCAA tournament. Nobody is in that tournament yet, and Saturday is going to put one team a step closer.’ jakrakow@syr.edulast_img read more

Seniors keep hope alive

first_imgThere’s plenty at stake for the UW men’s hockey team this weekend up in the blizzard-like conditions of Duluth, Minn.Just one series remains for Wisconsin — against lowly Minnesota-Duluth (12-18-4, 8-15-3) — and the playoff implications are huge. The good news for the Badgers (14-17-3, 11-13-2) is they can’t go any lower in the WCHA standings than they are right now (eighth) to end the season.On the other hand, it’s a little astonishing to fathom that the Badgers, if they were to sweep the Bulldogs and complete a .500 record in conference play, could actually finish as high as the fourth seed in the upcoming WCHA playoffs.Nevertheless, for the UW seniors, this final regular-season weekend means more than a playoff seeding. It’s the chance to land in the conference’s top five, which would give Jeff Likens and his fellow fourth-year players one last chance to play in front of their Kohl Center fans.”We know exactly what we’ve got to do,” Likens said. “Obviously, we need some help from other teams, but the bottom line is we need to put ourselves in a good position.”True, the Badgers need to have a good road series on top of some help from around the league. But that outside help isn’t unreasonable — if No. 4 Minnesota can split or win its series with visitor Michigan Tech, and if No. 7 Denver wins their series against in-state foe No. 17 Colorado College, Wisconsin would be in position to actually host an opening round the weekend of Mar. 9-11.”Everybody’s convinced that [a home series] can happen, it’s about the ability for us to go there and win some games,” senior forward Jake Dowell said. “We’ve been on-and-off, hot and cold, and we need to get ourselves hot this weekend and stay hot.”But these Badgers are smart enough to know it’s easier said than done; and they can only play the team in front of them, and not worry about other games around the country.”We can only control what we can control,” freshman forward Michael Davies said. “We can’t worry about what North Dakota and Colorado College and those schools are doing; we just have to go out and play our game.”The Bulldogs boast a young core of scorers, as five out of the top six UMD scorers are sophomores. Second-year winger Mason Raymond ranks second in the conference with 43 points, and sophomore defenseman Matt Niskanen is second among WCHA blueliners with 30.”In some aspects, maybe we do have some benefit with the experience factor,” Dowell said. “But as sophomores, they’ve been around the league for almost two years now, so they’re pretty experienced [too].”The Badgers hope to hold the edge in net, as UMD’s goalie situation is a bit muddled. Senior Brian Elliott has a .919 save percentage and 2.19 goals against average, which ranks fourth and fifth, respectively, in the conference.On the other end of the rink, freshman Alex Stalock is 5-14-3 and has started most of UMD’s games, but senior Josh Johnson has started the Bulldogs’ last five games. Johnson has caught a bit of a hot streak, 4-1-1 in his last six starts with a 1.81 GAA.”We need to get traffic in front of him, make sure we take his eyes away,” Dowell said. “No matter how hot he is, if he can’t see the puck then it’s going to be tough for him to stop it.”No matter how the Bulldogs come out, anything less than a pair of wins will be a disappointment for the Badgers.”We’re fighting for our lives right now,” freshman forward Michael Davies said. “We have to go up to Duluth and get four points.”But the overriding importance for this weekend is that, to reach their ultimate goal of the NCAA tournament, the Badgers need to first win the WCHA tournament. A home series would help the Badgers to be in the best position to do that on the way to the Final Five.”Everybody knows what’s at stake,” Likens said. “Even if we don’t make a home series, we want to keep going here, we want to get to that Final Five and we’ve got to win that thing to go to the NCAAs.”last_img read more