first_imgArsenal players openly ‘taking the p***’ out of Unai Emery as pressure on the manager increases Comment Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterFriday 1 Nov 2019 11:12 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.5kShares The Spaniard faces an uncertain future after a number of sub-par performances (Picture: Getty)Unai Emery is in danger of losing the Arsenal dressing room, with a number of players reportedly still perplexed by their manager and openly mocking him.The Gunners have struggled on the pitch in recent weeks, losing away to Sheffield United, drawing at home to Crystal Palace despite leading by two goals and forfeiting another lead in their Carabao Cup exit against Liverpool on Wednesday.As well as troubling results on the pitch, Arsenal have also been dealing with the fallout from captain Granit Xhaka’s clash with fans and there are serious question marks over Emery’s handling of the situation.center_img Advertisement Arsenal desperately need to bounce back with a win against Wolves on Saturday (Picture: Getty)Pressure is growing on the Spanish coach, with performances well below expectations amid some rather strange tactical and personnel decisions, though he still has the support of the Arsenal board.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTThe mood is slightly different among the players, though, with The Independent reporting that some members of the squad are now ‘mercilessly taking the p***’ out of Emery.Some of the younger players are even doing impressions of their manager, who has become a bit of a comedy figure for always starting interviews and press conferences with, ‘good ebening’.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 CityAs well as openly mocking Emery, a number of players still can’t understand what he is saying despite having undergone extensive English lessons.That has resulted in a lack of clarity in training sessions, which is reflected in performances on the pitch, while his constant switching of tactical approaches – sometimes dominating possession, sometimes sitting off – is hard to figure out.Good evening, Mr. Emery! One of the politest men in football 😁#UELFinal pic.twitter.com/73Xp7j4rfU— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) May 28, 2019 Speaking about the mood at the club between fans and players, Emery explained after the Xhaka episode: ‘We need them. We need to be strong inside. We need to be strong also. The club is strong. Then we need to transmit and connect with them.‘The last matches we connected sometimes yes, sometimes no. When we won and when we played for example before Sunday and drew – it’s not a good result, there were good moments but at the end we didn’t win. But before we won a special and different match in the Europa League with a very good connection with our supporters.‘The challenge now, we know, is we need to improve our control of the game, to play better in our style and idea, to do one step ahead, to be strong. Then we have players and capacity with that improvement to add better results for the next matches.’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 Arsenallast_img read more

first_imgThe kitchen in the apartment at 2703/140 Alice St, Brisbane. Picture: realestate.com.au.Luxury apartments are still big sellers in Brisbane’s residential market, despite an oversupply of units in the inner-city market.The Abian tower, overlooking Brisbane’s Botanic Gardens, has attracted buyers such as celebrity chef Matt Moran, who forked out about $1 million for a two-bedroom, two-bathroom pad on level four of the building. The Abian residential building at 140 Alice St, Brisbane. Picture: realestate.com.au.A three-bedroom, two-bathroom apartment on the 27th floor of the building is for sale for a cool $2.68 million — that’s more than $12,000 a month in mortgage repayments. For that kind of money, you do get uninterrupted views over the Botanic Gardens to the Brisbane River, Kangaroo Point Cliffs and South Brisbane. GET THE LATEST REAL ESTATE NEWS DIRECT TO YOUR INBOX HERE It was originally purchased in August 2014 for $2.69 million. This apartment at 2703/140 Alice St, Brisbane, is for sale. Picture: realestate.com.au.Marketing agent Alex Jordon of McGrath Estate Agents said the vendors had originally planned to move into the apartment but bought a house in Indooroopilly instead, so decided to put the apartment back on the market.“What makes this apartment so desirable is that it’s a G-type layout,” Mr Jordan said.“We’ve had people fly up from Sydney and Melbourne just to view the apartment.”More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this homeless than 1 hour agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investorless than 1 hour agoHe said interest was mostly from owner occupiers, but also from some business people looking for a Brisbane base. Mr Jordan said he had also received an offer for a two-bedroom apartment in the building.The offer for number 803 was just under $1 million.Another three-bedroom, two-bathroom apartment at 2502/140 Alice Street is also back on the market after selling in 2014 for $1.62 million.It’s now being advertised for sale for $1.78 million through Matt Lancashire and Hamish Bowman of Ray White New Farm. One of the bedrooms in the apartment at 2703/140 Alice St, Brisbane. Picture: realestate.com.au.The 40-level tower features a 24-hour concierge, plunge pools, and treatment rooms, all fragranced with a specially created Abian perfume created in France. Brisbane’s most liveable suburbs Retail boss loses $400K selling Brisbane pad The top retirement hot spots Nearly 110 of Abian’s 147 apartments sold out before launch in 2014 at an average price of $1.6 million.“In terms of the level of finish and facilities available, (Abian is) the best product we’ve seen for a high rise in Brisbane ever,” Mr Jordan said. He said apartments in the project traded for $12,000 per square metre on average — much cheaper than a comparable product in Sydney which would trade for almost four times as much.“We think that gap is going to close because the Sydney market is easing and we’re seeing growth and confidence in the Brisbane market now,” Mr Jordan said.center_img The plunge pool in the Abian apartment complex at 140 Alice St, Brisbane. Picture: realestate.com.au. The gold leaf ceiling of the foyer in the Abian residential tower in the Brisbane CBD.IF you’re looking for a new level of satisfaction in luxury apartment living, it’s not too late to buy into Brisbane’s sexiest high rise residential project.Two brand new, never-been-lived-in apartments are back on the market in Sunland’s sold out Abian complex — replete with Turkish baths and hand-applied gold leaf foyer.That’s right — more than 1000 gold leaf squares were hand applied to the suspended ceiling that flows through the foyer and into the lift lobby in the $239 million project, which has just been completed.last_img read more

first_imgNorwegian ship owner and operator Ocean Yield ASA has taken delivery of three long range 2 (LR2) product tankers built in China.The ships in question are the 2018-built Navig8 Pride, the 2018-built Navig8 Providence and the 2019-built Navig8 Prestige.As informed, the vessels were acquired from a Chinese leasing company with nine-year bareboat charters to Navig8 Topco Holdings.Data provided by VesselsValue shows that Ocean Yield purchased a total of four L2 tankers from China’s Minsheng Financial Leasing in the second half of November 2019.The fourth vessel, the 2018-built Navig8 Precision, is expected to be delivered next week, Ocean Yield said.All four vessels are fitted with scrubbers and are part of Navig8’s Alpha8 Pool.Following the latest acquisition, Ocean Yield’s fleet currently comprises about 70 vessels.last_img read more

first_imgTreñas also stressed the importance of proper coordination so that the city government could prepare for the returning OFWs such as their quarantine area and the provisions needed. According to the city mayor, what he was asking from the regional task force on the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) was the strict adherence to safety protocols to ensure that SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes the disease, won’t spread in Iloilo and endanger the lives of residents. According to the Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA), one batch would have 232 OFWs (Aklan, 28; Antique, 29; Capiz, 25; and Iloilo, 150) while the other batch, 301 (Aklan, 53; Antique, 24; Capiz, 30; and Iloilo, 194). “We will clarify this. Indi nami nga ginaguba ang syudad. Lain diri ang nagakatabo, lain man sugid sa babaw,” said Treñas. Late Monday night in a televised address to the nation, Duterte said, local government units such as Iloilo City must not turn away returning overseas Filipino workers “o pipilitin kong sumunod kayo. I don’t want to embarrass people.” “Our position is clear. We want Ilonggo OFWs back and be with their families. However, because Iloilo province is under an enhanced community quarantine, we have protocols to follow,” said Defensor. ILOILO City – The President was likely fed with the wrong information, according to Mayor Jerry Treñas. He denied having prevented Manila-stranded overseas workers from returning to Iloilo. Treñas did not name anyone who could be giving President Rodrigo Duterte with false information but gave a hint, “Sila man to may access sa babaw.” “There was never an instance or occasion nga ginpa-untat ta ang pagbaton sang OFWs,” stressed Treñas yesterday. Two more batches of OFWs are set to return to Western Visayas. This should not happen again, said Treñas. He cited as example the return of some 40 OFWs from Cebu City in the second week of April and the over 200 others just this April 29 from Metro Manila. He lamented what happened to the OFWs who returned last week. Meals were delayed at a hotel here they were quarantined and there was no regular checking of their health condition, such as their temperature. (Fever is one of the symptoms of COVID-19.) For his part, Iloilo province’s Gov. Arthur Defensor Jr. defended his recent request to MARINA to defer the scheduled May 2 return of the 232 OFWs stranded in Manila. He said they must first undergo polymerase chain reaction (PCR) COVID-19 tests in Manila and that their results must be negative of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. He also pointed out that five of these OFWs tested positive for COVID-19 despite claims that their tests in Manila – prior to their departure to Iloilo – showed them without SARS-CoV-2. “I think may naga-intriga. Sa akon paglantaw lain ang information ang nagalab-ot sa babaw,” he said. The regional COVID-19 task force itself on May 4 sent Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr., chief implementer of the COVID-19 National Action Plan, a letter seeking the postponement of the return of stranded OFWs./PNlast_img read more

first_imgA windy Wednesday will be accompanied by rain and snow.The warm temperatures on Monday and Tuesday allowed many residents to enjoy outdoor activities like jogging. On Wednesday, some will be running inside to escape the rain and snow.Forecasters said the rain moving through the region Tuesday morning will transition to snow and possible sleet by the afternoon, with an expected accumulation around an inch. A few nighttime flurries are expected as temperatures drop to 10 to 15 degrees.Winds will increase through the morning and peak during the afternoon possibly as high as 45 mph. The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory for the entire listening area through the late afternoon and early evening hours.Scattered tree and power line damage is possible along with some minor property damage. High winds could make driving difficult, especially for vans, trucks and SUV’s.The extended forecast reveals a cold Thursday before temperatures increase to the upper 50’s by Friday and remain in the 40’s through the weekend.last_img read more

first_img Loading… Former Paris Saint-Germain and Napoli forward Ezequiel Lavezzi has made a complaint he is being blackmailed over sex videos, Argentine judicial sources said. Retired footballer Ezequiel Lavezzi and his model and actress girlfriend Natalia Borges, pictured here in 2017 at the wedding of Argentine great Lionel Messi to Antonella Roccuzzo The 35-year-old former Argentina international, who retired in December, claimed to have received messages threatening to publish intimate images of him on the internet if he didn’t pay $5,000 for each one.Advertisement Lawyers representing Lavezzi, who also played for Chinese side Hebei Fortune and San Lorenzo in his homeland, made the complaint to cybercrime prosecutors. With Argentina under coronavirus lockdown, Lavezzi is currently staying on the Caribbean island of Saint Barthelemy, a French overseas territory, alongside his partner, Brazilian model and actress Natalia Borges, who also received threats on her social media accounts, according to sources. Read Also: Klopp: Messi is the best, but I admire RonaldoThe Argentine press has dubbed the affair a “pornoextortion”.According to Lavezzi’s lawyers, the content of the videos is likely to be genuine.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentThe 18 Most Visited Cities In The WorldWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year7 Mind-Boggling Facts About Black Holes5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your Body9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooTop 10 Tiniest Phones Ever Made10 Places On Our Planet Where The Most People Live7 Breathtaking Train Stations Around The GlobeWhat Is A Black Hole And Is It Dangerous For Us All?last_img read more

first_img Neville was named Valencia’s new head coach until the end of the season on Wednesday, joining his brother Phil in Spain, who will remain on the club’s coaching staff. Pochettino enjoys a good relationship with Neville, who spent time at Tottenham’s training ground last season and recently described the Argentine as his “favourite coach in the Premier League”. Press Association Townsend was banished from the first team last month for squabbling with a fitness coach and, despite returning to the fold, remained on the bench against West Ham and Qarabag, before being left out completely against Chelsea last weekend. “Andros was out of the squad and he asked to play in the under-21s against Middlesbrough. He asked to play,” Pochettino said. “It is a very good thing because the player was out for many weeks. It is a very good attitude to want to play for the under-21s, to keep working hard and keep his level and physical condition. “Has he learned his lesson? Yes. It is not an issue. He is still young he has a big future in football here or at another club. You always need to learn in football.” Tottenham will be without midfielder Ryan Mason at the Hawthorns this weekend. Mason sustained an ankle injury against Chelsea and is expected to be out for around two weeks. Nabil Bentaleb (foot) and Nacer Chadli (ankle) are close to recovery but a return against Monaco in the Europa League next Thursday is more likely. The Spurs boss is an avid follower of Spanish football, after spending eight years playing for Espanyol, and he believes Neville can thrive at his new club. “I sent a text to him to wish him all the best because he is my colleague,” Pochettino said. “He is a brilliant man and I wish him all the best. It’s a difficult job to take Valencia now. “I know very well Valencia and Spanish football but he is capable of managing Valencia. I wish him all the best in a difficult job now. “Always it is difficult to arrive in a new country, new language, new culture. It is all new for him. “For me also it was very difficult at Southampton. It was maybe a very similar moment. But he is capable, he is very clever.” Pochettino took time to instil his own methods at White Hart Lane but his work is starting to bear fruit, with Spurs unbeaten in 13 league games ahead of Saturday’s trip to West Brom. Unity and discipline have been central to the team’s progress and Pochettino praised the attitude of Andros Townsend after the winger made a special request to play for the club’s under-21s against Middlesbrough on Monday. Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino believes Gary Neville has taken on a difficult job at Valencia but is backing the former Manchester United defender to be a success in La Liga. last_img read more

first_imgThe Supreme Court dealt a blow to many ex-felons in Florida on Thursday.In a surprise to many, the nation’s highest court decided to allow the state to enforce a law that bars ex-felons from voting if they still owe court fees or fines.Thursday’s action denied a request to lift the order of lower court rulings. Liberal Justices Sonia Sotomayor, Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Elena Kagan dissented.“This Court’s order prevents thousands of otherwise eligible voters from participating in Florida’s primary election simply because they are poor,” Sotomayor wrote in the dissent.She added, “This Court’s inaction continues a trend of condoning (disenfranchisement).”Nearly 1.4 million Floridians with previous felony convictions had their voting rights restored through a constitutional amendment passed in November 2018. Amendment 4, which allowed convicted felons who complete “all terms of sentence” the right to vote, passed with about 65 percent of the vote, exceeding the 60 percent threshold required.After Amendment 4 went into effect last year, the Florida legislature passed, and Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis signed, a bill that clarified “all terms of sentence” to include legal financial obligations including fines, fees and restitution.The fees and fines that felons are ordered to pay range from a few hundred to tens of thousands of dollars, according to Lisa Foster, the co-director of the Fines and Fees Justice Center, a group that aims to eliminate fees in the US justice system.Breaking: The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals will hear Florida’s felon voting case en banc (meaning the whole court). It also stayed the district court’s ruling, so Florida’s law requiring felons to serve their full sentences before voting remains in effect.— Honest Elections Project (@honestelections) July 1, 2020 In Florida, all court charges that go unpaid after 90 days are referred to private debt collectors, who are allowed to add up to a 40 percent surcharge on the unpaid court debt, according to the Brennan Center.Earlier this month, a federal appeals court in Atlanta blocked a judge’s order that had cleared the way for hundreds of thousands of felons in Florida to register to vote.In response, the American Civil Liberties Union, along with the Campaign Legal Center and other voting rights groups, filed an application last week asking the Supreme Court for an order that would have overturned the appeals court decision.Lawyers for DeSantis and Secretary of State Laurel Lee, also a Republican, argued against the petition, saying that Floridians will be “irreparably harmed” if the district court’s “patently erroneous injunction is reinstated, enabling hundreds of thousands of ineligible voters to take part in the upcoming elections, one of which is only a month away.”Thursday’s decision from the Supreme Court came just days before the voter registration deadline in Florida.The state’s primary election is scheduled for August 18 and voters must register by July 20.Ex-Felons’ Voting Rights on Hold As Court Accepts DeSantis’ Appeallast_img read more

first_img… Adding value to disciplineBy Clifton RossSPORTSMEN and women globally could train themselves into peak, physical condition as isolated training has now become the primary mode of keeping oneself fit and healthy during these times of public withdrawal.COVID-19 has made her presence felt, bringing an immediate stoppage to sports internationally and regionally, as athletes worldwide have now been forced into isolation.With gyms and venues in Guyana closed for sanitisation purposes, our beloved athletes have now withdrawn from our public view, leaving sports fans in a gloomy, uncertain state of mind.This forced solitude comes with a plus, however, as athletes can now spend significant time unbothered, whilst carrying out their daily regimens.Cardio- and weight-training will be among the core areas of work which most athletes will likely focus on during times where running in the park, court scrimmages, net sessions and such are a thing of the past.Most of the star international athletes, the likes of basketball players LeBron James, Steph Curry and others have commenced rigorous isolated training sessions due to the NBA season being suspended, a prime example of the value of training alone.Cricket, the Region’s treasure has also been affected by the pandemic with a number of regional tournaments as well as international tours being called off.With soccer being the next big sport in Guyana which requires mass gathering, apart from niches like golf, cycling, basketball and a few others which are not as predominant as the two major factions, the top players can now sit back and have some ‘me-time’ work-out sessions.While it is unclear when the world of sport will ever return to normalcy, one thing is evident that should athletes maintain their isolated training, come resumption of action, the world could see their respective athletes being in peak form after months of indoor training.Training alone also helps young athletes to become more disciplined, with regard to keeping fit without the need of a coach.This is also a great way for sportsmen/women to build punctuality and self-respect when training and keep fit is involved for one’s sustainability of life.Fitter, stronger, well-rested athletes should be the finished product following the end of, or mass control over the virus, paving the way for high levels of action when the sports world resumes from this universal pause.last_img read more

first_imgMATTHEW KUTZ/Herald photoThanks to two-goal efforts from junior captain Aaron Hohlbein and sophomore midfielder/forward Sho Fujita, the Wisconsin men’s soccer team notched a pair of one-goal victories to take the Big Toe Invitational title last weekend.Hohlbein tallied both of his goals Friday in a 2-1 comeback to beat UNLV. Fujita notched two goals on Sunday to take down Drake by the same score, with both games coming down to the final minutes.“[Drake is] a very good team, and I would guess they’re going to be right there come tournament time,” Wisconsin head coach Jeff Rohrman said. “There’s a lot of team spirit, a lot of fight in that group and a lot of talent, and that’s a good combination to have.”It was a story of missed opportunities early on in Friday’s game. The Badgers outshot UNLV 17-7 in the contest and had some great chances in the first half, but could not convert.Instead, UNLV took the lead in the 14th minute and held the lead until the 69th minute. With a handball called on the Runnin’ Rebels, the Badgers had a set-piece opportunity from the left side of the field.Freshman Zack Lambo offered up a great effort to the far post and Hohlbein leapt up through traffic to head the ball home and tie the game 1-1. He avenged an effort just minutes earlier which saw one of his shots get blocked and a rebound effort bank off the right post.“I thought as a group we responded really well to a challenging, yet somewhat frustrating first half,” Rohrman said. “Because we’re down 1-0, and when you look at the stats, it’s one-way traffic and we should have certainly come away with a little different result at half-time than what it was.”The game remained tied late into the second half despite a few more chances for Badger forwards in which they could not capitalize.In the 85th minute, redshirt freshman Victor Diaz, who had been corralled all game in a physical effort, drew a foul in the box, setting up a Badger penalty kick. Hohlbein took advantage of the opportunity, netting his second goal of the game.“I give our guys credit,” Rohrman said. “They battled, they showed great character and they found a way to get it done and in the past, we haven’t always done that.”Junior goalie Jake Settle made three saves in the UW season opener, including an excellent effort late in the game to preserve the lead.Sunday’s game against Drake provided a different style of game, but produced the same score.The contest saw fewer scoring chances for the Badgers and the teams remained scoreless until late in the first half. In the 41st minute, Fujita got his first goal as a Badger. Hohlbein took a free kick and Christopher Ede headed it on to Fujita, who gave the Badgers their first lead of the game.Drake had many early chances in the second half, but could not tie the game until the 67th minute when they tied the game 1-1 on a goal by Luke Frieberg. The two teams battled back and forth through the end of regulation, with the Badger defense and Settle coming through to preserve the tie through 90 minutes, sending the game to sudden-death overtime.However, once into overtime the Badgers took just 46 seconds to take the game. Again, it was Lambo on the service as he sent the ball in to Reid Johnson, whose flick-on went straight to Fujita and the 5-foot-8 sophomore headed home the game-winning goal.“It’s great for Sho,” Rohrman said. “It’s nice. Now he can tell people that he actually got a head goal. The shortest guy on the field headed the ball home for the winner.”The Badgers took the Big Toe title for the first time in three years, and multiple Badgers earned tournament honors. Sho Fujita was named the tournament’s Most Valuable Offensive Player and Hohlbein was named Most Valuable Defensive Player. Both of them, along with Settle and Johnson were named to the all-Tournament team.The Badgers continue play this weekend at the UW-Milwaukee Panther Classic.last_img read more