Unai Emery delays decision on naming Arsenal captains

first_imgUnai Emery is yet to name a new captain (Picture: Getty)Arsenal boss Unai Emery has delayed his decision to name a new club captain and says an announcement will come ‘next week’.The Gunners have been without a permanent captain since Laurent Koscielny’s departure to Bordeaux and Emery had suggested he would name a number of candidates for the armband as a replacement.Granit Xhaka, Sokratis and Mesut Ozil have all worn the armband so far this season but Emery is yet to confirm who is the outstanding candidate for the role. Xhaka was captain against Watford (Picture: Getty)‘My focus after Sunday was yesterday to speak about the match with the players and train and today we are preparing the best for tomorrow,’ said Emery.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘I will propose to do that next week after the match on Tuesday.’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 ArsenalMesut Ozil was a surprise absentee from Arsenal’s squad that flew to Germany today for tomorrow’s Europa League clash against Frankfurt.The German has made just one start for Arsenal so far this term but Emery claims he’s being rested.MORE: PSG vs Real Madrid Champions league live kick-off time, TV channel, how to stream and odds Comment Unai Emery delays decision on naming Arsenal captains Advertisement Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 18 Sep 2019 7:27 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy linklast_img read more

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Seaside location and character thrill keen buyers

first_imgThe home at 8 Josephine St, Redcliffe.A CHARACTER home east of Oxley Ave has sold a week before it was due to be auctioned. Selling agent Jenny Kunst, of Harcourts Sales Redcliffe, said the property at 8 Josephine St, Redcliffe, sold for an undisclosed amount to an excited couple keen to soak up the seaside lifestyle. “They’ve come from South Australia and they wanted to move to the Peninsula,” she said. “They just loved the house. They’re very excited — they’re delighted with their purchase.”Ms Kunst said the three-bedroom cottage with VJ walls, high ceilings and timber floors attracted strong interest during the marketing campaign. “Buyers were very interested in the location and the character,” she said. More from newsLand grab sees 12 Sandstone Lakes homesites sell in a week21 Jun 2020Tropical haven walking distance from the surf9 Oct 2019One of the living areas at 8 Josephine St, Redcliffe.“Interest was mainly from middle-aged owner occupiers. Being a timber home, it was too much work for most investors and the lack of yard didn’t appeal to families with younger children.”The property had been previously extended to include a third bedroom and second living area. It also has a separate studio, swimming pool and renovated bathroom. Ms Kunst said the seller was “over the moon” with the sale. The local agent said the Redcliffe market was experiencing a shortage of stock. “There is certainly a lack of supply at present but there are still buyers out there,” she said. “When properties do come up, provided they are marketed and priced correctly, they aren’t sitting on the market long at all.”last_img read more

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OPT faces investigation

first_imgAn investigation on behalf of investors in the US-based wave energy developer Ocean Power Technologies (OPT) over the potential wrongdoings within the company has been launched.Purcell Julie & Lefkowitz, a class action law firm dedicated to representing shareholders, is investigating the potential breaches of fiduciary duties by certain officers and directors of OPT.The shareholders of OPT who are interested in obtaining additional information regarding the investigation are welcomed to request it from Purcell Julie & Lefkowitz.OPT is developing and seeking to commercialize its wave energy systems designed for remote offshore applications.The company reported that its total revenue declined from $4.11 million for the 12 months period that ended on April 30, 2015, to $0.70 million for the same period in 2016.Shares of OPT declined from $13.92 per share in July 2016 to $1.30 per share in early May 2017, according to the Shareholders Foundation.To remind, OPT recently raised over $7 million through the underwritten public share sale.last_img read more

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Arsenal star out for up to nine months with ruptured ACL

Read Also: Barca star sparks Arsenal links after watching Man Utd win Gunners boss Mikel Arteta previously said the injury was “significant”. Meanwhile, Arsenal hope left-back Kieran Tierney will return to training in March after undergoing surgery on the dislocated shoulder he sustained in the 3-1 win over West Ham on 9 December. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The WorldWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Who Earns More Than Ronaldo?10 Stunning Asian Actresses No Man Can Resist7 Reasons It’s Better To Be A Vegan10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually TrueBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeWhat Happens When You Eat Eggs Every Single Day?5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better Chambers, 24, had successful surgery on Thursday and is expected to be out for action for six to nine months. The centre-back, who has made 18 appearances in all competitions this season, suffered the injury in the first half at Emirates Stadium.Advertisement Arsenal have confirmed defender Calum Chambers ruptured the anterior cruciate ligament of his left knee in Sunday’s defeat by Chelsea. Loading… read more

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Knights Top Bulldogs In Middle School Track

first_imgThe South Dearborn Knoghts defeated The Batesville Bulldogs in Middle School Track action.The Girls score was 58-47 and The Boys score was 63-41.Batesville Middle School Track Results (4-24)Submitted by Batesville Coach Derek Suits.last_img

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Batesville Main Street earns ‘Sally Morris Community Impact Grant’

first_imgBatesville, In. — The Ripley County Community Foundation is using the Sally Morris Community Impact Grants to support downtown revitalization. Each year the RCCF Board of Directors assess local needs and prioritize those needs based upon local projects percolating throughout the county.  This year’s process revealed that our towns are actively working to re-energize their town squares in the hope of rebuilding a sense of community and vitality in the places they call home.  Understanding that active town squares are an essential element to retaining and attracting people to our communities, the Board of Directors quickly recognized that the Sally Morris Community Impact Grant provided the best opportunity for RCCF to assist Town Boards and local organizations in reinventing our downtowns.The Board of Directors has awarded its second $5,000 Sally Morris Community Impact grant of 2018 to Batesville Main Street.   Earlier this year, Batesville Main Street and Rural Alliance for the Arts received an “Our Town Grant” from the National Endowment for the Arts to transform a portion of Walnut Street into an “Arts Corridor”.  The Ripley County Community Foundation joins other visionary donors and the City of Batesville in this effort because “…it is an innovative project for Ripley County which has the potential to transform an industrial streetscape into a welcoming gathering place. Public art is an essential element for the revitalization of our downtown squares; it reflects who we were, who we are and what we want to be.  Community art sparks conversation and turns once unused spaces into hubs of activity; making this the perfect project to receive an impact grant,” stated Amy Streator, RCCF Executive Director.  The Ripley County Community Foundation grant will be used to bring a piece of public art to the space.To learn how you can leave a legacy in your community contact the Ripley County Community Foundation, 13 E. George ST., Suite B, Batesville, IN 47006, (812)933-1098 or visit us online here.last_img read more

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Bonnie Harlemert, 90, Osgood

first_imgLaVonne (Bonnie) Harlemert, 90, of Osgood passed away at 5:30pm, Saturday, February 8, 2020 at the Manderley Health Care Center in Osgood. She was born in Milan on July 10, 1929 the daughter of Lowell Sr. and Minnie Greenham Clapp. She was married to Paul Harlemert on June 5, 1948 and he preceded her in death on May 1, 2015. Survivors include one son Ron (Donna) Harlemert of Osgood; one daughter Julia (Ron) Quicksall of Greensburg; 7 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-granddaughter. She was also preceded in death by her parents, her brothers Lowell Clapp, Jr. and Tom Clapp, and her sister Doris McClure. Mrs. Harlemert was a 1947 graduate of Milan High School. She worked for several years as the secretary for Napoleon High School and also assisted Paul on the farm. She enjoyed gardening and also spending time with all of her grandchildren. Bonnie was a member of St. Peters United Church of Christ at Finks Corner where she was active in the Ladies Aide. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, February 12th at 11am at St. Peters United Church of Christ with Pastor Sandy Gruell officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will also be on Wednesday at St. Peters beginning at 9am. Memorials may be given to St. Peters church or cemetery in care of the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles.last_img read more

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StarTimes secures broadcasting rights for LaLiga Santander, UEFA Nations League

first_imgRelatedPosts NBC Code and non-exclusivity provision, by Kunle Osisanya-Afolabi GO partners top retail, tech brands on Black Friday sales this week StarTimes illuminates movie experience with Hollywood Channel, Jenifa’s Diary debuts From September, StarTimes will be the home of Lionel Messi and Christian Ronaldo as the Digital TV operator has acquired broadcasting rights of LaLiga Santander and the UEFA Nations League.StarTimes secured four-season transmission rights for the Spanish top league, which will be broadcast in French language, from 2020/21 to 2024 season across sub-Saharan Africa. Matches will be aired live and in HD on the StarTimes Sports channels as well as the StarTimes ON streaming application.UEFA Nations League is UEFA’s newest national team competition and is entering its second edition.This national team competition replaces friendlies with competitive matches, allowing nations to play against equally ranked teams.The 2020/21 UEFA Nations League, starting from the group stage, will begin on September 3.The 2020/21 UEFA Nations League group stage matches will be played between September and November. Starting on September 3, matchday 1 will see great games such as Germany vs. Spain, Sweden against France and, titleholder Christian Ronaldo’s Portugal vs. Croatia.“We are delighted to have secured the broadcast rights to LaLiga Santander, one of the most prestigious football competitions in the world,” said Kristen Miao, StarTimes Sports Director. “The acquiring of LaLiga Santander shows our commitment to continuously enrich our bouquets and to provide our subscribers with premium sports content.”“StarTimes has a strong presence in the region and proven expertise in sports in general and football in particular, which will help us all to reach as wide an audience as possible,” said Melcior Soler, Director of the LaLiga audiovisual department.Tags: Broadcasting rightsLaLiga SantanderstartimesSub-Saharan AfricaUEFA Nations Leaguelast_img read more

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`It’s a measuring stick for where we are right now’

first_img-says National Swim coach after IGG swim lossSURINAME retained their Inter Guiana Games (IGG) swimming title following a dominant performance at the National Aquatic Centre yesterday.The Suriname side finished with 268 points to Guyana’s 195,winning both male and female categories after all 24 events were finished. The home team’s defeat came despite a 6 medal-haul from Olympian Hannibal Gaskin,who won 4 individual gold and 2 silver medals in the team events. It also came despite great efforts by the George sisters,Jadyn and Danielle.The Suriname side looked completely in charge as 8 swimmers took home gold in more than one race with head hunters 16 year old male/female duo,Juan Limburg and Anjali Rahan ,copping five gold medals each.Limburg was seemingly unstoppable,winning the Boys 50m Breaststroke, 50m Freestyle, 100m Breaststroke, 200m Medley Relay and 200m Freestyle Relay.For Rahan, it was wins in the Girls 100m Backstroke, 100m Butterfly, 50m Freestyle, 50m Butterfly and 200m Medley Relay,that saw her completing a well-rounded performance.IGG veteran Valery Amstelveen took home four gold medals and was accompanied by teammate Enrico Molly who also had four gold medals in his events. For Amstelveen,it was finishes in the Girls 50m Breaststroke, 100m Freestyle, 200m Medley Relay and 200m Freestyle Relay. Molly achieved his golds with wins in the 100m Backstroke, 200m Freestyle, 50m Backstroke and 200m Medley Relay.On the Guyanese end, Hannibal finished first in the 200m individual medley with a time of (2:23:26s), as well as first in the 100m Butterfly (1:00:56s) but did not beat his personal best. He also won the 50m Butterfly and 100m Freestyle. It was the 200m Medley Relay and 200m Freestyle Relay where he picked up his silver medals.Guyana’s other gold medal came from Jadyn George who won the Girls 200m Freestyle with her sister Danielle coming second in the same event. The sisters also finished second and third in the 50m Long course Freestyle event where Rahan finished first. The sister’s showed that they were swimmers to keep an eye on.Meanwhile, Suriname continued its gold sweep with Tatjana Graanoogst and Charissa Brown,who each claimed three gold medals,with the former winning the Girls 200m IM, 200m Medley Relay and 200m Freestyle Relay. The latter won the Girls 100m Breaststroke, 200m Medley Relay and 200m Freestyle Relay. Rounding out the gold medal count was Jair Telting, Wendell Zinhagel, Marion Soeradi, Unique Soestosenojo and Roche Veldkamp,who won one gold each.According to National Coach Sean Baksh “This was a measuring stick of where are now as a team, we can only work from here.” The next event on the swimming calendar is the National Schools Championships(Nationals)in November.last_img read more

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The Latest: NCAA weighs more eligibility for winter athletes

first_img___A group representing track and field athletes has called for the Tokyo Olympics to be postponed because of the coronavirus outbreak.The Athletics Association’s statement comes a day after the International Olympic Committee set itself a four-week deadline to decide on a delay.Athletics Association president Christian Taylor and vice president Emma Coburn say “we’re imploring the IOC to announce the postponement of Tokyo 2020 Olympics much sooner than in four weeks’ time.”Taylor is a long jumper and Coburn is a runner. Both competed for the United States at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics. The committee sent out a statement Sunday evening saying it was willing to help the IOC search for alternatives, but that it was not safe for athletes, “their families and the broader Canadian community for athletes to continue training for these games.”The IOC says it is considering all options. The Tokyo Games are scheduled to start July 24.___Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says a postponement of the Tokyo Olympics would be unavoidable if the games cannot be held in a complete way because of the coronavirus impact.He was commenting on the International Olympic Committee plan to examine the situation over the next few weeks and make a decision, which could include a postponement. Associated Press Abe, speaking at a parliamentary session, ruled out the possibility of a cancellation.Whether Tokyo can hold the Olympics as planned from July 24 has been a major international concern as the COVID-19 pandemic has spread globally.____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 6 Cleveland Browns owners Dee and Jimmy Haslam are pledging $1.5 million to relief funds in Ohio combating the coronavirus pandemic.The team announced that the Haslams have earmarked $1 million to the Greater Cleveland COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund and $500,000 to the Columbus Foundation’s Emergency Response Fund.The Haslams also own the Columbus Crew in the Major Soccer League.Their gift follows contributions by Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield, who donated $50,000 to the Greater Cleveland Food Bank and defensive tackle Larry Ogunjobi’s donation of 100,000 meals to the food bank.___ Ian Chesterman, Australia’s team leader for Tokyo, says “it’s clear the games can’t be held in July.”“Our athletes have been magnificent in their positive attitude to training and preparing, but the stress and uncertainty has been extremely challenging for them,” Chesterman said in a statement released Monday by the Australian Olympic Committee.AOC chief executive Matt Carroll says Australia has athletes based overseas and training in central locations around the country.“With travel and other restrictions this becomes an untenable situation,” Carroll said.The Canadian Olympic Committee earlier said it won’t send athletes to the Tokyo Games unless they are postponed for a year, becoming the first country to threaten such a move in the face of the coronavirus pandemic. Buffalo Sabres coach Ralph Krueger is trying to remain patient while biding his time back home in Switzerland and hoping the NHL’s regular season will resume eventually.Krueger says he’s “still hanging on to the possibility,” and adds he’s been trying “not to let my brain go there until that plug is actually pulled on us.”Krueger spoke to Buffalo-area reporters during a conference call Monday, 12 days after the NHL postponed its season because of the coronavirus pandemic. The Sabres were waiting to play a game in Montreal on March 12 when the league announced its decision. The team then flew home.The first-year Sabres coach and the players remained in Buffalo through the weekend in anticipation that teams would eventually be allowed to hold practices. He booked a flight to Switzerland once the NHL pushed back its timeline from a two-week break to 45 days.Krueger keeps in touch with players and team management by text, and says he has no knowledge of any Sabres testing positive for COVID-19. The Sabres had 13 games remaining and had fallen out of playoff contention.Krueger believes there is still much to be gained for the Sabres to continue playing, but adds he’ll abide by whatever decision the NHL reaches on whether to resume the regular season.As for the possibility of the NHL holding its playoffs in the summer and awarding the Stanley Cup as late as September, Krueger said “there’s nothing that I cannot imagine as an option.”___The president of the Portuguese Olympic Committee says he hopes the Tokyo Games are postponed. José Manuel Constantino says “the most reasonable thing is for the IOC, the Tokyo organizing committee, the Tokyo government and the Japanese authorities to find a consensual solution to allow the Tokyo Games to take place on another date.”Constantino was speaking to Rádio Observador.He says “I hope the games are postponed.”Constantino’s comments come a day after the IOC said it was considering a postponement and would make a final decision within four weeks.Constantino says Portugal’s Olympic team is not prepared at the moment, adding “some athletes found alternative ways to prepare themselves, but others don’t have the conditions to do so.” Martin said Monday that only a small percentage of college seniors are included in the sports’ postseason tournaments. He says the vast majority completed their seasons before conference tournaments and other postseason events were canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic.Martin’s Gamecocks had their opening game of the SEC Tournament called off two weeks ago.The NCAA is expected to vote on granting eligibility for athletes affected by COVID-19 on March 30.Martin says he’s struggling with giving another full season to players simply because they missed out on the championship phase of college basketball’s year. He says: “I get that’s a hard decision and a decision that eventually has to be made.”___ The Latest: NCAA weighs more eligibility for winter athletescenter_img ___Pacaembu Stadium in São Paulo is being turned into an open-air hospital to help fight the coronavirus outbreak.The 45,000-seat stadium that was built for the 1950 World Cup is expected to have more than 200 beds and should be ready in 10 days. Construction began on Saturday.___The president of the Norwegian Olympic Committee is recommending that athletes from the country are not sent to the Tokyo Games if they take place as scheduled. Berit Kjøll says “it will not be possible to carry out a Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics in July as planned” because of the growing coronavirus outbreak.Kjøll says she respects the IOC’s request to “come up with a well thought-out and good plan for when the games can be completed.”The Norwegian federation previously had said the Tokyo Olympics should only to take place once the coronavirus outbreak “is under firm control” worldwide.The Canadian Olympic Committee has said it will not be sending athletes to the Olympics unless the games are postponed by a year. Australia says it was advising its athletes to prepare for an Olympics in 2021.___ The group says more than 4,000 athletes have responded to a survey it conducted, with a large majority favoring postponement.Dina Asher-Smith, the world champion in the 200 meters, has also called for a quicker decision by the IOC.The British sprinter writes on Twitter “does this mean that athletes face up to another FOUR weeks of finding ways to fit in training – whilst potentially putting ourselves, coaches, support staff and loved ones at risk just to find out they were going to be postponed anyway.”___The Australian Olympic Committee has advised its athletes to prepare for an Olympics in 2021. Basketball governing body FIBA is telling players around the world to stay inside.FIBA president Hamane Niang and secretary general Andreas Zagklis says that in “no circumstance should our passion to play basketball surpass the importance of following the instructions of the public authorities” when it comes to helping ensure public health.FIBA says it plans to make decisions soon about the Basketball Champions League, the Basketball Champions League Americas and the Basketball Africa League — as well as all suspended international competitions.FIBA also is monitoring the Olympic developments as the world begins bracing for — and in some cases, advocating for — a postponement of this year’s Tokyo Games. Since qualifying is not yet completed, FIBA says “there is a growing need for answers to be provided quickly.”Niang and Zagklis added that “we will not ask our players to go somewhere, where we would not send our own children.” March 23, 2020 Russia was faced with sending a neutral team to the Tokyo Olympics under sanctions from the World Anti-Doping Agency. But those measures can’t be implemented until there’s a ruling from the Court of Arbitration for Sport, where hearings have been delayed by the coronavirus outbreak. It’s unclear whether CAS could still rule before the Tokyo Olympics are scheduled to start July 24.___The Spanish soccer federation and the Spanish league say the suspension of professional soccer in the country will continue until government officials “consider that they can be resumed without creating any health risk.”The soccer competitions had been initially suspended for two weeks, but on Sunday the government said the country’s state of emergency would likely be extended, meaning the entire nation may have to remain in lockdown until at least April 11.Spanish authorities say more than 33,000 people have been infected with the coronavirus in the country, with 2,182 deaths. ___Russia has backed the International Olympic Committee’s approach of taking time to consider postponing the Tokyo Games and condemned the body’s critics.The IOC says it will make a decision within four weeks and the Russian Olympic Committee endorsed that plan by calling for “complete support.”The ROC says “we view as unacceptable any attempts to bring pressure on the organizations in charge responsible of staging the games and to force them to take rash decisions.”Canada has said it will boycott the Tokyo Olympics unless they are postponed and Australia has called for athletes to prepare for a 2021 event. ___The Azerbaijan Grand Prix has been postponed because of the coronavirus outbreak.The latest postponement means there will be no Formula One races until the middle of June at the earliest.The race at the Baku City Circuit was scheduled for June 7.The first seven races of the Formula One season had already either been postponed or canceled. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effect of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___South Carolina men’s basketball coach Frank Martin isn’t sure athletes from winter sports should get another year of eligibility despite missing the sport’s premiere event, the NCAA Tournament.last_img read more

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