Paul Merson tips Unai Emery to play a three-man defence with David Luiz at Arsenal

first_imgDavid Luiz is set to become a key part of Arsenal’s defence (AMA/Getty Images)Paul Merson believes Unai Emery is working towards playing a three-man defence at Arsenal following the arrivals of David Luiz and Kieran Tierney.Luiz was a surprise signing from Chelsea on deadline day, while the Gunners also strengthened their left-back by landing Tierney from Celtic in a £25 million deal.Tierney is currently injured while Luiz was an unused substitute in Arsenal’s 1-0 victory over Newcastle United at St James’ Park on Sunday.But Merson believes both players will eventually become a key part of Emery’s system at Arsenal.ADVERTISEMENT‘When you’re looking at them and you’re naming them players, I wouldn’t be surprised if he started going to a three at the back,’ Merson said on Sky Sports’ ‘The Debate’ show. Advertisement Comment Paul Merson tips Unai Emery to play a three-man defence with David Luiz at Arsenal Kieran Tierney joined Arsenal in a £25m deal from Celtic (Getty Images)‘Play them two and David Luiz in the middle of them.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘He can come out and play, you’ve got Tierney playing as one wing-back.‘I think it suits all of the defenders.‘If you have three centre-halves playing there it gives all of them something to fall back on.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 City‘If Tierney can get forward he can play, so he’ll want to get forward.‘They’ll want to bomb forward down the other side and they can score goals.‘I’m looking forward to Arsenal this season. I was quite impressed [against Newcastle], I was quite impressed.‘It was a hard game, going to Newcastle, first game of the season, a couple of new players.‘For me it was comfortable and [Pierre-Emerick] Aubameyang what a goal, what a goal.’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 ReporterTuesday 13 Aug 2019 10:08 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link Advertisementlast_img read more

SMART LNG Pens Lease Financing Deal for 4 LNG Carriers

first_imgSMART LNG, a joint venture of Russia’s majors Sovcomflot and Novatek, signed an agreement with compatriot development corporation VEB.RF Group for lease financing of four Arc7 icebreaking LNG carriers intended for the Arctic LNG 2 project.In addition, SMART LNG signed long-term time charter agreements for these tankers with Arctic LNG 2 LLC, a Russian based limited company focusing on the Arctic LNG 2 Project, the second large onshore conventional natural gas project led by gas major Novatek on the Gydan Peninsula.The four vessels will be constructed at Zvezda Shipbuilding Complex in the Russian Far East and the construction process will be supervised by the Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RS). Once completed, the ships will sail under the Russian flag.The Russian shipping company SCF said that the design of the series draws upon the experience of operating Christophe de Margerie, the world’s first icebreaking LNG carrier, introduced in 2017.As explained, the insight from operating Christophe de Margerie led to the integration of various advanced engineering solutions into the design.“These will provide the new ships with higher icebreaking capabilities and maneuverability, when operating in the challenging conditions across both the Western and the Eastern sectors of the Russian Arctic, compared with Arc7 gas carriers serving the Yamal LNG project,” SCF added.The deal comes on the heels of financing and long-term time charter agreements for the lead vessel in this series signed by SCF back in October 2019.Sovcomflot and Novatek agreed to establish SMART LNG LLC in September 2019, its aim being to own and operate a fleet of LNG carriers serving the Arctic LNG 2 projects, as well as other current and prospective Novatek projects.last_img read more

Aston Villa’s Reina says he showed symptoms of coronavirus

first_img Loading… Aston Villa goalkeeper Pepe Reina has said he believes he has been suffering from the new coronavirus. Reina, who joined Villa on loan from AC Milan in January, was unable to take a test but says doctors considered his symptoms to be consistent with COVID-19. Spanish goalkeeper Pepe Reina joined Aston Villa on loan from AC Milan in January “They don’t give you a test here unless you’re feeling really ill,” Reina told Spanish radio station Cope on Tuesday. “I spoke with doctors and the symptoms I had were consistent with this (the virus) but there was no official confirmation. “It was a different sort of week as I had to take precautions to avoid infecting those living with me.”Advertisement Promoted ContentBest Car Manufacturers In The WorldCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?Couples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way6 Best Supercars In Movies You’ll Dream To Drive At Least Once9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By OdeithBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made9 Iconic Roles That Got Rejected By World Famous Actors7 Facts About Black Holes That Will Blow Your MindRihanna Is Getting Her Own Museum In Barbados10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do10 Body Features That Are Extremely Rare But Very Remarkablecenter_img Read Also: Pep Guardiola donates €1m to fight coronavirus in Spain Reina, who has 36 caps for Spain and won the World Cup with his country in 2010, said his concern was more for people living in difficult conditions. “We are very privileged people,” said the former Liverpool goalkeeper. “We have a big house with a garden. “I think of the people who live in a 70-metres-squared apartment with two children. For me they are the people showing a lot of strength.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

Is this final? Palace says WV under GCQ

first_imgMANILA – The national government’s Inter-agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases has changed its mind yet again. * Essential sectors such as agriculture, forestry, fisheries, food business, hospitals, and clinics are allowed to operate. On Wednesday, May 13, Interior and Local Government secretary Eduardo Año said the region would be under a modified GCQ beginning this Saturday. * Film, music and TV production, repair and vulcanizing shops are fully allowed. * Residents are allowed to go out of their homes. However, those aged below 21 and those 60 and older are prohibited from leaving. Western Visayas will be under general community quarantine (GCQ) beginning May 16, announced Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque in a virtual press conference yesterday. The task force’s list of dos and don’ts includes, among others, the following salient points: * Traveling (land and inter-island) to and from provinces and cities is permitted. Just this Tuesday, May 12, Roque announced that Western Visayas would no longer be under any levels of quarantine by May 16 because it  was considered a “low-risk” area for the transmission of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). * ​Public transportation will resume, but jeepneys and buses must run below full capacity to ensure social distancing. * People can return to playing sports with limited physical contact such as golf, tennis and cycling. However, gyms and sports facilities remain padlocked. * There is limited socialization. Gatherings of 10 people or less are allowed. What’s life going to be under GCQ? On the other hand, Iloilo province and the cities of Iloilo and Bacolod have been under an extended enhanced community quarantine since May 1 and this was supposed to end by May 16./PN * Government offices will reopen ​but alternative work arrangements are encouraged. The provinces of Antique, Aklan, Capiz, Guimaras, and Negros Occidental have been under GCQ since May 1 and this was supposed to be further eased by May 16. * Manufacturing services are fully allowed to operate. Roque said minimum public health standards, safety protocols, safe distancing, and return-to-work protocols must be followed at all times. “Many local chief executives, governors and mayors, made petitions that they were not yet ready to remove the community quarantine,” said Año.last_img read more

Bulldogs Results At EIAC Cross Country Meet

first_imgThe Batesville Cross Country Team traveled to Franklin County Saturday morning to compete in the Conference Meet.The Bulldogs came up a little short for both the boys and the girls as the East Central Trojans claimed both championships.   Congratulations to Steve Cotherman and his teams for great performances!For the boys East Central scored 60 points, 4 points ahead of South Dearborn at 64. Taking 3rd place was Greensburg with 71, closely followed by Batesville with 74. Rushville came in 5th with 83, then Connersville at 132 and 7th place was Franklin County with 189.Leading the dogs was senior Connor Bell coming in as the Conference Runner-up at 17:25. Also making the All-Conference team was senior, Clay Yeaton, crossing the line in 7th place and running a personal best at 17:43. Other scorers for Batesville were Quinten Gowdy, 16th, Grant Meyers, 24th and Brice Keeton, 25th. Alex Batta and Elliott Main also ran varsity for the dogs placing 32nd and 38th respectively.On the ladies side, Batesville fell just 4 points short of East Central’s 49 point win with 53. Coming in 3rd was Greensburg at 64 points. They were followed by Rushvlle, 4th with 100, followed closely by Connersville in 5th with 103 points. Finally South Dearborn and Franklin County was 6th and 7th with 131 and 210 points.The Bulldogs were led by Sophomore Emma Gausman with a personal best performance putting her in 4th place at 20:42. Also making the All-Conference team was Mary Potrack crossing in 6th at 21:04, Maria Wessel in 12th at 21:52 and Audrey Weigel, 13th at 21:56. Also scoring for the dogs was Kaite Baumer in 18th. Sarah Poltrack and Madeleine Robben finished out the varsity squad finishing at 20th and 21st respectively.The JV meet honored the top 10 for County awards and the Batesville girls claimed 8 of the 10 of these spots. They were led by Kylie Lehman winning the JV meet at 23:11. She was followed by Carly Fitzpatrick and Audrey Maupin crossing at 2nd and 3rd. Other Bulldogs in the top ten were, Cheyenne Laker, Anna Kick, Bre Hartman and Mary Catherine Barnett taking the 5th-8th places and Heidi Shaw with a strong finish for 10th. Although no boys were in the top 10, Will Sittloh ran a personal best.The Bulldogs will be busy this week as they host their Batesville Invitational and will also be honoring their seniors 14 seniors.  Then on Thursday they will finish out the regular season as they will travel just down the road to Greensburg for their invitationals.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Lisa Gausman.last_img read more

Indiana Grown Farmers helping food banks and pantries

first_imgStatewide — Now more than ever, Indiana’s food banks and pantries are fulfilling an important need both locally and nationwide. With hundreds spread throughout our state, Indiana Grown has compiled a full list by county and created the below interactive map. Click here to view the map.Whether you are in need of assistance or would like to volunteer your time, click a county on the map to find a food bank or pantry in your community. If you are a farmer or producer interested in selling your product to a food bank or pantry, click here to submit your information.If you have any additions or edits to the map, please contact


first_imgThe following incidents were reported in the Dept. of Public Safety incident report summary between Saturday, Jan. 16, and Tuesday, Jan. 19. Crimes against propertyAt 12:14 a.m.  on Jan. 19, a student   broke a glass door when he inadvertently threw a bottle into a home at 1117 28th St. while engaged in horseplay. There were no injuries and the student agreed to pay for the damage.Miscellaneous incidentsat 4:43 p.m. on Jan. 19, DPS officers responded to a student and a non-USC male who both sustained cuts when they bumped heads while playing 12:11 a.m. on Jan. 19, DPS officers responded to an intoxicated student who passed out on the lawn in front of 2712 Menlo Ave. The student was conscious and coherent when contacted by the officers, but an LAFD RA unit was requested as a precaution. RA Unit #15 responded and examined the student, who was released at the 10:40 P.m. on Jan. 18, DPS officers contacted a staff member who had been observed sleeping overnight in his vehicle on campus on multiple occasions and advised him that it was a violation of transportation services 12:45 P.m. on Jan. 16, DPS officers on routine patrol observed a suspect riding a bicycle aimlessly around campus near entrance Gate 1 and detained him for investigation. The officers determined that the bike was registered to a student and, when they contacted the student, he said that it had been stolen a month ago but he did not file a report. During questioning, the suspect claimed to have purchased the bike from a bike shop, but he did not have any proof of ownership and the bike was subsequently confiscated by the officers. The suspect was then 11:51 A.m. on Jan. 16, DPS officers responded to a student who sustained a cut to his head when he walked into a wall on the roof of Parking Structure A. A LAFD RA unit was requested and Unit #810 responded. The RA Unit examined the student and released 9:30 A.m. on Jan. 16, a suspect removed a bicycle secured to a bike rack and removed the front wheel from a second bike secured to the same rack near the Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism. Correction“Senate votes on honors” (Jan. 23) did not clearly represent the effect of an Undergraduate Student Government resolution. Resolutions represent the opinion of the student government but are not university policy.The Daily Trojan regrets the error.last_img read more

Digna Strautmane’s all-around play keys Syracuse’s 86-51 romp of Clemson

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Digna Strautmane ripped the ball left to right across her body and drove towards the free throw line. Gabrielle Cooper spotted up on the right wing, wide open. Strautmane looked left, away from Cooper, but her pass went to the right wing, into Cooper’s hands and soon through the basket.Strautmane’s no-look assist became just one of her many contributions across the stat sheet on Thursday.Syracuse (16-5, 4-4 Atlantic Coast) benefitted from Strautmane’s all-around performance in its 86-51 win over Clemson (11-10, 1-7). The freshman forward from Latvia scored 16 points and added nine rebounds, four blocks and three steals. It was her sixth four-block game of the season and a season-high in steals. Strautmane also made two 3s for the second-straight game.“I just know that I have to shoot and I just have to be confident to make them,” Strautmane said. “It definitely is going to be a part of my game.”At the end of SU’s practice on Tuesday, the guards had all left the floor. But assistant coach Adeniyi Amadou, who works with the bigs, was still drilling his position group. The forwards and centers, including Strautmane, were working on ripping the ball through and driving to the middle of the floor toward the basket. On Thursday, that post-practice work showed.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“Adeniyi really does a good job,” SU head coach Quentin Hillsman said. “Adeniyi’s working them really, really hard trying to get (Strautmane and Amaya Finklea-Guity) to understand college basketball.”Strautmane assisted on two Cooper 3s in the first quarter. Her first dime wasn’t as flashy as the second, no-look assist, but her feet traced almost the same path down the middle of the key and paint. She had just the two assists on the game, but both showed a dynamic wrinkle she’d lacked at times in ACC play.Talent-wise, Strautmane didn’t have to make a big leap from international play, Hillsman said, but the speed of the college game had caused her some trouble. For much of conference play, Strautmane had planted herself on the perimeter and seemed flustered when she’d catch it with a defender near. Often, she’d fling up a contested 3 or just pass the ball to a teammate instead of attacking.Thursday night in the Carrier Dome, though, Strautmane attacked. On a couple of occasions, the 6-foot-2 forward planted herself in the lane and went to work. She scored on a second-quarter bucket that featured a shimmy of her right shoulder, as if she would spin to her left hand, before actually spinning over her left shoulder and scoring with her right hand.“Just slow down and play the game, she’s doing a really good job of doing that,” Hillsman said.Strautmane showed off the touch with her right hand again in the third quarter when she caught in the low post and didn’t hesitate before going up with a right-handed hook shot that fell through.By the fourth quarter, the game was well in hand. Syracuse was hovering around a 30-point lead. But Strautmane wasn’t done. Her best move of the night came inside the paint as a counter to the moves she’d already scored on.Off a catch in the lane, Strautmane turned to her left, setting up a right-handed shot, but this time, she faked. The Clemson defender bit and Strautmane stepped through towards the left block with her right foot. She scooped the ball with her left hand off the glass and through the rim.“(Digna and I) spoke about a week and a half ago about just being aggressive and attacking the basket,” Hillsman said.Strautmane spent the last 3:24 of the game on the bench. She didn’t get much credit for her last contribution but it summed up the game she played.Strautmane was knocked to the ground as Clemson’s Kobi Thornton grabbed the ball near the low block. Syracuse led by 33. But Strautmane eyed the basketball, as she had all night, and reached up from the ground, swiping the ball from the hands of Clemson’s game-high scorer. She flipped the ball to point guard Tiana Mangakahia, who got credit for the steal. But on a night where Strautmane did a little bit of everything, she made sure to make one more play before she subbed out for the final time, even while lying on the ground.“That’s what it takes to be a freshman,” Hillsman said, “to play at this level, just your intensity and effort.” Comments Published on January 25, 2018 at 10:26 pm Contact Billy: | @Wheyen3last_img read more

Football: Defense ready to avoid letdown against Boilermakers

first_imgThere will be no letdown Saturday at Camp Randall Stadium when Purdue takes on Wisconsin — at least not on Michael Caputo’s watch.“We have to win out,” Caputo said. “We can’t afford any hiccups anymore … act like every game is a trophy game.”The Badgers are coming off two highly-contested, emotional games against rivals Iowa and Nebraska — both with trophies on the line. The Boilermakers haven’t put up a real test in the last decade.Over the two teams’ last seven meetings, UW’s average margin-of-victory over Purdue is 29.6. Since 2004, the Badgers have won 10 matchups in a row.Still, defensive coordinator Dave Aranda expects a challenge for his unit, which has allowed only 13 points at home in four games this season.Purdue redshirt freshman quarterback Austin Appleby’s running ability presents some matchup problems, Aranda said.“He doesn’t mind getting dirty,” he said. “I think he plays better when he’s getting hit.”Along with Appleby in the backfield, Purdue has two explosive running backs to add potency to the offense. True freshman Markell Jones has erupted thus far, averaging 6.2 yards per carry and has found the end zone five times. Sophomore D.J. Knox has scored twice this season and averages 3.9 yards per carry.Aranda expects the Purdue coaching staff to draw up plays to get those guys in space and allow them to catch the ball out of the backfield.“They’re probably the most skillful guys on that offense,” Aranda said. “Much like last year, they can go the distance on you.”Concerned about stretch plays, Aranda said inside linebackers T.J. Edwards and Chris Orr have to do a better job of squaring those runs up. Aranda confirmed Wednesday junior inside linebacker Leon Jacobs would miss the remainder of the season with a toe injury, limiting the depth at that position.On the offensive side of the ball, the Badgers have put up just 29 points in the first two games of Big Ten play. The struggles on third down have continued, forcing the defense to step up drive after drive.Football: Benzschawel taking advantage of starting roleWell after the Wisconsin football team’s practice ended Tuesday, Beau Benzschawel wanted to work more. While waiting to be interviewed Read…Still, Caputo said the defense’s trust in the offense has never been stronger.“We know what they can do,” Caputo said. “It’s just that some things roll our way and some things don’t.“As a defense, our confidence in the offense is very high. It needs to be for the offense to get rolling. It needs to be for us as a defense to go out and perform,” Caputo said.last_img read more

Bookmakers shorten Tory odds as Labour comeback fades

first_imgShare StumbleUpon Submit ‘Deal maker’ Rafi Ashkenazi ends Flutter tenure  August 27, 2020 Share Paddy Power raises awareness of Missing People with Motherwell ‘silhouette’ stand August 7, 2020 Flutter moves to refine merger benefits against 2020 trading realities August 27, 2020 Related Articles With less than 24-hours to go until polling stations open, UK bookmakers have shortened the odds on a Conservative Party UK 2017 General Election ‘majority victory’.This morning Paddy Power Politics, detailed that it had cut its ‘Tory Majority’ price from 1/4 to 2/9. Furthermore, the bookmaker has drifted Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn’s chances of becoming PM to 4/1, having peaked at 11/4 following the live TV debate on 31 May.Coming into the final day of campaigning, Paddy Power informs that ‘the Conservatives have re-asserted their dominance, with more than 70% of Paddy Power’s total turnover coming for the Tories.Paddy PowerCompany spokesperson Paddy Power said: “Labour have done the unthinkable in recent weeks and made this almost a two-horse race. I say almost, because Jeremy Corbyn’s chances are still a fairly distant 4/1. Not that Jeremy knows – it’ll take him a few hours to find that figure on his iPad.”Betfair Politics agrees with Paddy Power, shorting the Conservative Party to 1/11 to win most seats. The bookmaker has highlighted a ‘75-99 seat advantage’ with the Tories 5/1 favourite in its ‘Size of Conservative Majority’ market.At present, Betfair reports that it has recorded £40 million wagered across all of its UK 2017 markets, with the bookmaker estimating that the figure will likely reach + £60 million by ‘result time’.The target figure would see UK 2017 become the third biggest political betting event in Betfair’s history, behind 2016 US Presidential Election (£250 million) and Brexit (£127 million).Katie Baylis – BetfairBetfair Spokesperson, Katie Baylis said: “We have seen a slight move towards the Tories on our main markets in the last 24 hours, with their odds now shortening slightly to 1/11 to win Most Seats and 2/9 for an Overall Majority. However, 60% of bets on the Most Seats market have been for Labour, showing there is still plenty of appetite to back them at their current odds.”“In recent political events like the US Election and Brexit we saw vast amounts of money bet in the final few days, despite the fact that both Remain and Hilary Clinton were heavy odds-on favourites. Punters were no doubt encouraged by the closeness indicated by the polls and the uncertainty around the result right down to the wire.”last_img read more