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Unai Emery demands ‘positive energy’ from Arsenal players ahead of Manchester United clash

first_img Metro Sport ReporterSunday 10 Mar 2019 8:30 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link347Shares Unai Emery believes the Emirates crowd can get Arsenal over the line against Manchester United (Picture: Getty)Unai Emery has called for ‘positive energy’ from his squad ahead of their clash with Manchester United, with one Arsenal player overly negative in the wake of Thursday’s defeat to Rennes.Arsenal had gone four games unbeaten before the trip to Rennes but a 3-1 thumping at Roazhon Park has threatened to derail Emery’s men as they prepare to host Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s in-form side.The Gunners’ defeat could not have been more at odds with United’s stunning comeback victory away to PSG which booked their place in the Champions League quarter-finals.While Emery acknowledges that the Red Devils have hit a purple patch, he is confident that home advantage can give Arsenal the edge on Sunday.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTMore: 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 City‘We know they are doing very well. The most important thing is our capacity to react after Thursday,’ the Spaniard said.‘First, it will be mostly our supporters and stadium, creating together one big atmosphere.‘And then it’s about using our quality and our combinations with the players tactically to play well in the match against Manchester United.’ Comment Unai Emery demands ‘positive energy’ from Arsenal players ahead of Manchester United clash Advertisement Arsenal were beaten 3-1 in the first leg of their Europa League last-16 tie (Picture: Getty)Emery has revealed that he held off speaking to one unnamed Arsenal star as he felt the player was giving off a negative energy during Friday’s squad meeting.‘On Friday morning, I was speaking with some players — I want them to help me with big positive energy,’ Emery said.More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira moves‘One player was worse than me, more down than me, and I said to him, “Let’s speak tomorrow as you are more sad than me”.‘I want to listen to players with positive energy. I want to hear them say, “We can do it in the next game”.’MORE: How Sokratis and Victor Lindelof became Arsenal and Man Utd’s defensive linchpins Advertisementlast_img read more

Scarborough home built for get-togethers

first_imgThe outdoor area at 229 Scarborough Rd, Scarborough.“We also needed a yard big enough for our three boys to run around in.”On the ground floor of the home there is a double lockup garage, laundry, powder room and study with built-in desk.More from newsLand grab sees 12 Sandstone Lakes homesites sell in a week21 Jun 2020Tropical haven walking distance from the surf9 Oct 2019The open-plan living, dining and kitchen area has sliding doors opening to the entertaining area.The kitchen has stainless steel appliances, stone benchtops and an island bench with breakfast bar. The kitchen at 229 Scarborough Rd, Scarborough.Mrs Downie said the outdoor entertainment area had been expanded from a terrace to a spacious covered area with plenty of space for get-togethers.“All we do all summer long is have barbecues and the boys can kick a soccer ball around the yard,” she said.Upstairs, the main bedroom has a walk-in wardrobe and ensuite with dual basins and double shower. The remaining bedrooms have built-in wardrobes and there is a family bathroom and second living area. The home at 229 Scarborough Rd, Scarborough.THIS near new home with a big backyard is on the market in Scarborough.Doug and Angela Downie built the property at 229 Scarborough Rd three years ago.“When we built we knew we needed four bedrooms, an ensuite, a walk-in robe and we needed a children’s retreat,” Mrs Downie said.“Entertaining was an important thing for us and we want to enjoy the sea breezes, as we’re only 800m from the beach, so the entertainment area was a must.center_img The main bedroom at 229 Scarborough Rd, Scarborough.Mrs Downie said the home was in a great street with friendly neighbours.“Scarborough has a lot of great parks and the council has put in so much money to improve the area,” she said.“There’s always something going on. We’re also really close to shops and to Redcliffe, which has an incredible dining precinct.”The property is being marketed by Cameron Reid, of Crown Properties, for $729,000.last_img read more

Trade wildlife policy workshop carded for Thursday

first_imgLocalNews Trade wildlife policy workshop carded for Thursday by: – March 7, 2012 17 Views   no discussions Share Share The Forestry, Wildlife & Parks Division in collaboration with International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and Rare Species Conservatory Foundation (RSCF) will host a two day trade wildlife policy workshop in Dominica commencing on Thursday at the Holy redeemer Retreat House in Eggleston.Jacko Parrot, one of Dominica’s wildlife species at an expo last yearAssistant Forest Officer Steven Durand explained that his department is concerned with the importation of wildlife species and the purpose of the workshop will be to assess the island’s regulatory agencies.“There are increasing concerns as it relates to private-sector interest in bio-prospecting, endemic species trade and alien wildlife imports (for use as pets, as well as for commercial purposes), which have already began to put tremendous pressures on Dominica’s regulatory/enforcement agencies and local natural-resource managers.” Durand noted that comprehensive wildlife policies should be implemented with a view to protecting Dominica’s wildlife species from diseases.“We are therefore of the opinion that comprehensive, science-based wildlife policies need to be implemented in Dominica to protect its natural resources from exploitation and exposure to introduced diseases, and, therefore, provide enforceable guidelines for sustainable resource management.”According to Durand the objective of the two day workshop is to present a forum for policy makers, practitioners and advising delegates to discuss wildlife import/export trade policy, regulations relating to wildlife translocation and all wildlife product movement and commerce. The discussions will also address wildlife health, infectious disease, zoonotics and the impact of invasive and non invasive species introductions and their ecological and public health implication. The formation of a draft policy for Dominica will also be discussed and deliberated upon at that workshop.Dominica Vibes Newscenter_img Sharing is caring! Tweet Sharelast_img read more

Simy Nwankwo backs Osimhen to shine at Napoli

first_img The former Golden Eaglets forward spent only a season with the Les Dogues, but attracted attention across Europe after netting 18 goals in 38 games helped him scoop the club’s player of the season award. Reacting on ESPN, Simy who netted 20 times to help Crotone secure promotion to the Serie A, stressed that Osimhen’s move to Napoli will further aid his development.“I’m so happy that Victor is coming in. It is such a big team and an important and difficult league, if not the number one tactical and defensive league in the world.“You know, it is one thing watching from the outside, another thing is actually playing from the inside. But I’m glad Victor is coming into a team that plays football and it will be very, very important for him.”“He will definitely grow. He will never be the same player again — that I can assure you. He will grow as a person, he will grow as a player, he will grow because Napoli is a really good team — and the league, too.”Speaking further, Simy added he is looking forward to a healthy rivalry for goals with his compatriot in the Italian top-flight.“We will score more goals, united we stand. He will do it for Napoli and I will do it for Crotone,” he noted, ven as he was quick to add.Read Also: Europa League: Wolves, Sevilla, Basel, Leverkusen reach quarter-finals“Personally, I don’t set goals. The only thing I set out for myself at the start of the season every year is just to do better than I did last time.“So that means that next year will be more difficult for me because now I have to do better than I did this year.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Crotone forward Simy Nwankwo believes Victor Osimhen’s switch to Seria A side Napoli will go a long way to improve the 21-year-old Super Eagles forward. Osimhen sealed a €70m transfer to the Naples-based outfit after his eye-catching display for French Ligue 1 side OSC Lille.Advertisement Loading… Promoted Content5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksThis Is Why Plus-Size Models Should Always Be An Inspiration7 Action Movies That’ll Give You An Adrenaline RushBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemThe Funniest Prankster Grandma And Her GrandsonTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All Time10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do10 Gorgeous Asian Actresses No Man Can Resist5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksPortuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D GraffitiWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?7 Most Asntonishing Train Stations In The Worldlast_img read more

Accident has all lanes closed on I-74 EB

first_imgDearborn County, IN —The Indiana State Police and INDOT Southeast are reporting that all lanes of I-74 Eastbound are closed at mile marker 169 (US 52 exit) in Dearborn County due to a crash with Personal injuries. Please seek an alternate route at this time.last_img

Wenger urges Arsenal to keep going

first_img West Ham, who have plummeted down the table following a poor run of results, regrouped for the second half and would have been good value for an equaliser. However, Arsenal finally broke then down again with nine minutes left when Aaron Ramsey fired in after a neat one-two with Giroud and substitute Mathieu Flamini rolled home a third to send Wenger’s side into next week’s Champions League tie away to Monaco with renewed hope of an unlikely victory. “We just have to keep going. We have won eight of the last nine and we are stronger today than we were at the start of the season,” said Wenger. “We dropped off in this league because we won one of six at the start of the season. Today we are a different team. “We suffered a lot from the post-World Cup fixtures, players came back and they weren’t ready to play.” Giroud’s goal finished off a classic slick Arsenal passing move as the France forward continued his fine recent form, with six goals in the last seven. “It was a fantastic goal because it’s a consequence of a fantastic combination just before and after. On top of that the finishing was great,” said Wenger. “Giroud is a boy who has played at 22 or 23 in division three (in France). He’s come out and has become an international footballer. “You need some mental strength to do that because there’s no red carpet there. You have to work hard to get out there and get to the top – you need some special strength.” Wenger takes Arsenal to his former club on Tuesday night needing to overcome a 3-1 deficit from the first leg, something which has never been done in the Champions League before. He said: “We have come out of a good week because we have played at Manchester United (in the FA Cup), we have played the London derby today and we need the belief to prepare well for Monaco. Let’s do that and after we will see. “If you have no belief you have no chance. We have to believe that we can do it. “This time Monaco are favourites so we have to go there, give absolutely everything.” West Ham assistant manager Neil McDonald felt the team just could not cope with the amount of absentees, which included James Tomkins with a dislocated shoulder and Enner Valencia, who cut his toe after standing on a broken teacup. “When you are missing vital players through injury, to try to adjust and playing one of the best players in the league becomes very difficult,” he said. “Even the goalkeeper has dislocated his finger before the game (in the warm-up), but Adrian has been a brave lad and played on with a very good performance, making some great saves. “The game plan was to stifle Arsenal as much as we could, but we did not pass the ball well enough until the second half and then we conceded two goals at the end which is disappointing.” Irons boss Sam Allardyce passed up on his post-match media duties to try to refocus the team. “The players are really feeling sorry for themselves and Sam is trying to pick them up, but they have given their all,” said McDonald. “We have played five of the top six teams and the performances have been good overall, if disappointed with the results, b ut we have to look forward and be positive.” The Gunners recorded an eighth home league victory to keep the pressure up on second-placed Manchester City after finally ending what was a spirited second-half effort from the Irons. Theo Walcott, recalled to the starting XI following injury to Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, had missed a couple of early chances before goalkeeper Adrian was beaten on the stroke of half-time by a fierce angled drive by Olivier Giroud, which cannoned in off the far post. Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger believes his side are proving themselves a “different team” as the Barclays Premier League season run-in approaches after seeing off the challenge of West Ham 3-0 at the Emirates Stadium. Press Associationlast_img read more

Viktor Kovalenko brace helps Ukraine Under-21s edge out Northern Ireland

first_img Press Association Accrington striker Shay McCartan had given Jim Magilton’s side the lead in the 54th minute, cutting inside on his left foot and powering a fine shot past Bohdan Sarnavskiy. But the hosts were unable to protect their lead, with Shakhtar Donetsk forward Kovalenko winning it for his side with a nine-minute brace. He shot across Conor Brennan after connecting with a defence-splitting pass in the 64th minute, then produced a superb volley on the run in the 73rd minute. Gavin Whyte saw a headed effort cleared off the line with the scores level at 1-1 but in the end it was t he quality of Kovalenko, a £10million-rated prospect once linked with Liverpool, that made the difference on the night. Brennan had done well to preserve the stalemate during the first half, making a handful of saves during a busy 45 minutes. Cameron Dummigan, the Northern Ireland full-back, saw a late attempted equaliser well saved by Sarnavskiy meaning Magilton’s team lie bottom of the standings in their Under-21 European Championship qualifying group with a single point from five outings. center_img Viktor Kovalenko scored twice as Ukraine Under-21s came from behind to beat their Northern Irish opponents at Mourneview Park.last_img read more

NFF Empathises with Kanu, Calls on Police to Track Down Burglars

first_imgNwankwo Kanu The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) on Tuesday expressed concern over the burgling of the property of former Nigeria Captain Nwankwo Kanu, with valuables such as medals, plaques and trophies carted away in the heart-breaking infraction.Amongst the items missing is Kanu’s gold medal from the men football event of the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games as well as the medal from the 1993 FIFA Under-17 World Cup in Japan won by Nigeria.These valuables items were carted away from Kanu’s Hardley Hotel and Suites in Victoria Island, Lagos, less than a week after the Nigeria legend attended the African Football Awards ceremony in Dakar, Senegal. The property has been a subject of litigation and has been under temporary possession of AMCON since 2015 over alleged indebtedness. “Our superstar and former captain is in intense pain at this period, and we empathise with him. This is tragedy. Losing precious possessions like medals, trophies and plaques can be heart-breaking.“We respectfully call on the Nigeria Police and other security agencies to work hard at unravelling the perpetrators of these nefarious act. Kanu worked very hard from a humble beginning to accumulate whatever he has today and to earn those precious valuables,” NFF President, Mr. Amaju Melvin Pinnick, said in Lagos.Pinnick insisted the thieves should at least have considered the charitable works of the former Nigeria captain, in helping young Nigerians with heart defects to overcome their medical conditions, before carrying out their dastardly act.“Kanu brought immense joy and celebration to many homes across Nigeria, Africa and the world, while playing for the Nigeria U17 team that won the FIFA World Cup, the U23 team that he captained to Olympic gold in Atlanta in 1996 and the Super Eagles for which he featured at three FIFA World Cup finals.“He also served several top clubs in world football, giving them and their fans nothing but immeasurable joy. He has also been spending heavily, through his Kanu Heart Foundation, in getting medical attention for young Africans with heart defects to be cured and live normal lives.“He does not deserve this cruel fate. Our confidence in the Nigeria Police and indeed other security agencies to hunt down these criminals is unshaken. We stand with Kanu at this low moment and we believe he will overcome and put the sad incident behind him soonest,” stressed Pinnick.Nwankwo Kanu won the FIFA U17 World Cup with Nigeria in 1993, narrowly missed the Super Eagles’ cut for the 1994 FIFA World Cup in the USA but then featured at the 1998, 2002 and 2010 World Cups for Nigeria. He also played for Nigeria at the Africa Cup of Nations between 2000 – 2010, winning one silver and four bronze medals.He captained Nigeria’s U23 team to win Africa’s first –ever Olympic football gold, in USA in 1996, after which he survived heart surgery. He then played for Inter Milan FC of Italy, Arsenal FC, Portsmouth FC and West Bromwich Albion FC (all in England), winning trophies with the teams.In 1995, alongside compatriot Finidi George, Nwankwo Kanu won the European Champions League (forerunner of the Champions League) with Ajax Amsterdam FC of Holland.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Zenith Bank Partners A’Ibom Govt to Revive Principals’ Cup

first_imgL-R: CEO Hideaplus Ltd, Tony Pemu; Sir. Monday Ebong Uko, Hon Commissioner Youth and Sports, Prof Nse Essien, Commissioner Education and Elder Paul Bassey, SSA to Governor Udom Emmanuel on Sports shortly after the inauguration of the Local Organising Committee for the Zenith bank/Akwa Ibom principals Cup…on Tuesday in Uyo Succour has returned to football-craving students of secondary schools in Akwa Ibom State with the rebirth of the Principals’ Cup competition billed to start later in the month.The football championship which is organised by Akwa Ibom State Sports Council in collaboration with one of Nigeria’s leading commercial banks, Zenith Bank Plc, and it is tagged ‘Zenith Bank Akwa Ibom State Principals’ Cup.’Inaugurating the Main Organizing Committee (MOC) for the football fiesta, Tuesday, the Chairman of the MOC and Commissioner for Youth and Sports, Sir Monday Uko thanked Governor Udom Emmanuel for approving the hosting of the championship and described the competition as one of the many sports initiatives of the present administration. He thanked Zenith Bank Plc for identifying with the recent surge of sports in the state and described the banking giants as ‘a top player when it comes to Corporate Social Responsibility’ while craving for more corporate sponsorship in the area of other sports in the State.Also speaking, the Co-Chairman of the MOC and Commissioner for Education, Professor Nse Essien, pledged the total participation of all secondary schools in the state and prayed that future football superstars will be discovered at the football championship.While fielding questions from journalists, the tournament’s Consultant and Chief Executive Officer of Hideaplus, Tony Pemu, pledged his readiness to bring his wealth of experience to the fore in the discharge of his duties so much so as to give the state a befitting competition.The Committee has Monday Uko as Chairman, Professor Nse Essien as Co-Chairman and veteran FIFA/CAF Match Commissioner, Paul Bassey, as Vice Chairman while Emmanuel Ebong serves as Secretary.Others are Lawrence Iquaibom (coach), Mr. Emmanuel Ibah and Tony Pemu – members.The sub-committees also inaugurated include Technical/Verification, Media/Publicity/Marketing/Branding and Security Committees. Others are Medicals, Logistics/Entertainment/Protocol and Protest/Disciplinary Committees.The football championship is to begin with local government stage later this month.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Frankie Rios and Adalberto Carrillo selected in 2017 MLB Draft

first_imgKatie Chin | Daily TrojanBeantown bound? · The Boston Red Sox selected redshirt junior shortstop Frankie Rios in the 17th round of last week’s MLB Draft. Rios now has around a month to decide whether or not to sign a professional deal and forgo his final year of college eligibility at USC.Last week, two Trojans were selected in the 2017 Major League Baseball Draft. The Boston Red Sox picked redshirt junior Frankie Rios in the 17th round, and Washington Nationals took junior Adalberto Carrillo in the 33rd round. Though the duo retain the option to return to USC for their senior seasons, their selections brought the Trojans’ all-time draft tally to 330 players since the event’s inception in 1965.Rios was taken with the 521st overall pick after earning All-Pac-12 honors in 2017. The shortstop led the team with 73 hits and a .354 batting average this season, and his 13 doubles were second-most on the Trojans.Rios also earned an All-Pac-12 Honorable Mention last year, manning second base in his first campaign as a regular starter. He redshirted in 2015 with knee tendonitis, but in his three seasons at USC, Rios has compiled a .310 career average across 123 starts with 50 RBI and 28 extra-base hits. If he chooses to return for his final year of eligibility, Rios will come to campus as an alumnus after graduating in May with a sociology degree.Carrillo, a 2017 all-conference honorable mention, was selected No. 1,003 overall. The junior has been a mainstay at third base for the past two years, memorably hitting his first collegiate home run against No. 1 Vanderbilt in 2014: a walk-off shot to down the Commodores in the bottom of the ninth inning. Interestingly, Washington drafted Carrillo as a catcher, despite him having never played the position as a Trojan.The Nationals may be looking to utilize Carrillo’s versatile offensive tools at a traditionally light-hitting position. Carrillo led USC in stolen bases (9) and RBI (36) this season, and he was tied for the lead in home runs (7). If he chooses to sign with Washington, he will depart USC with 15 homers and 16 steals to go with 105 career hits.Senior outfielder Corey Dempster went undrafted last week after opting to return to USC as a 37th-round pick last year — the only Trojan to do so in his draft class. Carrillo and Rios were the only two Trojans selected, compared to the record 12 players taken in 2016. Unlike last season’s veteran roster, however, only 13 members of this year’s squad were draft-eligible.Head coach Dan Hubbs may have also taken a hit on the recruiting end during the draft. Two top prospects in USC’s incoming freshman class, first baseman Nick Pratto and pitcher Hans Crouse, were selected in the first two rounds, meaning they must pass up lucrative professional offers to don cardinal and gold next spring. The Kansas City Royals selected Pratto No. 14 overall, while the Texas Rangers picked Crouse 66th overall (Crouse’s older brother, Marrick, has pitched at USC for two seasons).Highly touted shortstop recruit Nick Allen then went to the Oakland Athletics in the third round. The Milwaukee Brewers took outfielder Je’von Carrier-Ward in the 12th round; pitcher Kyle Hurt and third baseman Ben Ramirez went to the Philadelphia Phillies and Chicago Cubs, respectively, in the late rounds. Though very unlikely, USC now stands to lose six of its 15 incoming recruits. A disappointing 2017 season could lead to more high school commits trying their hand at professional baseball. The Trojans finished last in the Pac-12 this spring with a 21-34 overall record.last_img read more