Tony Adams slams Unai Emery in extraordinary rant and says Gunners are weaker without Laurent Koscielny and Aaron Ramsey

first_img Comment Tony Adams slams Unai Emery in extraordinary rant and says Gunners are weaker without Laurent Koscielny and Aaron Ramsey Arsenal required an injury time equaliser (Picture: Getty)‘The boos are deserved. It was a terrible, terrible performance, very disjointed, no defending in sight, [Emery] changed his system three times – he’s not doing himself any favours,’ Adams told BT Sport.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘I don’t want any coach losing his job but the club’s not going forward, it’s not progressing. The recruitment has been really poor. We got rid of Koscielny – our best player – he had to go last year & Ramsey, we lost. The team is evidently weaker because of it.‘I could put a team together that is more organised than that. There’s no one going out there to keep clean sheets, I can’t see a clean sheet in sight. When you’re giving the opposition team at the Emirates 20 chances on your goal, you’re never going to keep clean sheets’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 ArsenalEarlier, Adams claimed Emery could lose his job due to Spurs’ decision to sack Mauricio Pochettino.Tottenham sacked the Argentine and replaced him with Jose Mourinho earlier this week.‘What’s happened over the other side of north London has put huge pressure on this guy, they’ve made a significant change,’ said Adams.MORE: Unai Emery claims Arsenal played their best football of the season vs Southampton Metro Sport ReporterSunday 24 Nov 2019 5:01 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link209Shares Unai Emery admits he understands supporters’ frustrations (Picture: Getty)Arsenal legend Tony Adams tore into Unai Emery after the Gunners’ 2-2 draw against Southampton and says the side are paying the price for losing Laurent Koscielny and Aaron Ramsey.Alexandre Lacazette grabbed his second of the game in injury time to ensure Arsenal got a point from the Saints but there were chants of ‘Emery out’ at the full-time whistle.The draw means Arsenal have won just one of their last seven league matches and Emery admitted afterwards that he understands supporters’ frustrations.But that didn’t appease Adams, who says fans were right to boo his former club off the pitch.ADVERTISEMENT Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

Governor Wolf Signs Bill Prohibiting State from Contracting with Businesses that Boycott Israel

first_imgGovernor Wolf Signs Bill Prohibiting State from Contracting with Businesses that Boycott Israel November 04, 2016 SHARE Email Facebook Twittercenter_img Bill Signing,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf signed HB 2107, sponsored by Representative Matt Baker, which prohibits the commonwealth from contracting with any company or organization that engages in an economic boycott against Israel. The movement to engage in these kinds of boycotts, called Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions, or BSD, has actively encouraged boycotts in place of peace talks to settle the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.“We must make clear that we are in favor of a peaceful, negotiated solution to this conflict and that the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and the United States, stand behind our friends and allies, and will not encourage economic punishment in place of peaceful solutions to challenging conflicts,” said Governor Tom Wolf. “We, as a Commonwealth, must make sure that Pennsylvania is not contributing to a cause that is antithetical to our country’s position on the world’s stage.”I would like to commend and extend my appreciation to the General Assembly and Governor for supporting and signing this important and historic legislation into law,” said Representative Matt Baker. “This legislation makes it very clear that companies can either perform a BDS action or they can do business with Pennsylvania.  However, they cannot do both.”This law will prohibit contracting with BDS businesses, states that a purchasing agency may not contract with a company unless the company certifies that it is not currently engaged in a boycott of an entity based in or doing business with a jurisdiction not prohibited by Congressional statute from engaging in trade or commerce.  Also, the entity must certify that it will not engage in such boycotting during the duration of the contract.The Department of General Services will make available a certification form that verifies a company is eligible for business, which shall be provided when registering to do business as a vendor with the commonwealth.Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: read more

Total spins drill bit at Brulpadda re-entry offshore South Africa

first_imgFrench oil company Total has started drilling the Brulpadda-1AX re-entry well on Block 11B/12B offshore South Africa.The beginning of drilling operations on the Brulpadda-1AX re-entry well was announced by Africa Energy Corp., which holds a 4.9% effective interest in Block 11B/12B, on Thursday, December 27. Africa Energy closed the acquisition of interest in the exploration right for Block 11B/12B earlier in December.Total is the operator and has a 45% interest in Block 11B/12B, while Qatar Petroleum and Canadian Natural Resources Limited have 25% and 20% interests, respectively.Garrett Soden, Africa Energy’s President and CEO, commented, “The Brulpadda-1AX exploration well is a world-class, basin-opening opportunity in one of the last under-explored regions offshore Africa. We look forward to drilling results in the first quarter of 2019.”Block 11B/12B is located in the Outeniqua Basin approximately 175 kilometers off the southern coast of South Africa. The area has a proven petroleum system from the nearby Sable and Oryx oil fields. The Brulpadda Prospect is one of five similar submarine fan prospects with direct hydrocarbon indicators defined utilizing 2D seismic surveys acquired across the Paddavissie Fairway in 2001 and 2005. The Brulpadda Prospect has gross prospective resources of more than 500 million barrels with significant followon potential in the success case.The Brulpadda-1AX exploration well is being drilled in 1,432 meters of water by the Odfjell Drilling-owned Deepsea Stavanger semi-submersible rig to a total depth of 3,420 meters subsea.According to Africa Energy, the well will test the oil potential in a mid-Cretaceous aged deep marine fan sandstone system within combined stratigraphic/structural closure. Drilling and evaluation of the well is expected to take approximately 85 days with a gross budget of approximately $154 million, including contingency for downtime due to weather.last_img read more

Proserv launches two new facilities

first_imgProserv Posted: 3 months ago “Both Service Centres of Excellence in Abu Dhabi and Cumbernauld offer dedicated, larger spaces to support our clients’ needs. We made our commitment to these facilities before the pandemic arrived, and our team has skilfully harnessed their dynamic designs to make them safe and entirely fit for purpose within the current requirement for socially distanced work environments, with reduced physical contact. Proserv subsea controls for IOG North Sea development “This investment in a new site in Abu Dhabi strengthens our ability to support the operation and maintenance of a broad spectrum of Proserv legacy brand equipment that is located in the Middle East, as well as supply newly designed hydraulic and electrical control systems. Project & Tenders “Both locations provide dedicated factory acceptance testing (FAT) studios, which currently also have the flexibility to carry these out remotely for our customers, via live video conferencing links. Similarly, once life returns to normal, these new sites will then transition very smoothly back to their original plans. But, moreover, they give us the necessary scale and size to ramp up our expanding activities and enhance our efficiencies even further.” “Our improved Centre of Excellence will further allow us to continue to deliver rapid, locally based expertise to our valued customers, who include some of the region’s biggest operators.” Despite the on-going global challenge of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Aberdeen based firm has proactively pursued the establishment of the new sites in recent months as it continues to win significant orders amid the general slowdown.center_img Categories: Proserv Controls has formally unveiled two new facilities in Mussafah, Abu Dhabi and Cumbernauld, near Glasgow, Scotland. The Mussafah site delivers a wide range of Proserv’s service and production capabilities including the build, repair and upgrade of all brands of hydraulic control systems, pressure testing facilities, as well as the provision of the firm’s bespoke AEGIS maintenance optimisation solution and remote asset monitoring. Proserv Controls’ new facility in Abu Dhabi is an upgrade on its previous base in the city, boasting a dedicated service workshop of more than 1,000 square metres, 400 square metres of office space and encompassing a total footprint of almost 3,000 square metres. The firm’s Abu Dhabi GM, Angus Rodger, said: Michael Purkiss, Proserv’s vice president, Services stated, Posted: 3 months agolast_img read more

ICT should become part of schools syllabus

first_img Tweet EducationLocalNewsPrimary ICT should become part of schools syllabus by: – January 23, 2012 Share 23 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring!center_img Hon. Kelver Darroux. Photo credit: GIS NewsJunior Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office with responsibility for Information Technology Kelver Darroux is calling for the inclusion of Information Communication Technology (ICT) in the schools syllabus.Darroux said ICT should be introduced to children from very tender ages.“It has to be incorporated at the soonest possible time. In fact moving forward the government is looking at formulating a policy geared towards universal access to early childhood education. Even at this tender age, the young ones can go on the computer, maneuver things on the computer…” he said.Darroux said government also wants to see an improvement in the use of ICT at the primary school level.“That is why we have trained teachers of primary and secondary school so they can now pass the knowledge on the students. By the time these students reach high school and college levels, they will have an idea already,’ he said.He said ICT is more than just typing a letter or sending an email.“It is more than that. To be able to get the fullest potential out of children, we have to ensure that they receive early training at the soonest possible time. We remain committed to the sector and we will ensure that what has to be done will be done so we can reap the benefits from this sector,” Darroux explained.Dominica Vibes News Share Sharelast_img read more

HRN columnist Jim Brennan dies

first_imgOMAHA, Neb. – The racing community is mourning the passing of one of its own.Long-time Hawkeye Racing News columnist Jim Brennan of Omaha, Neb., passed away Friday, June 10 at the age of 67.“Everyone who has been associated with racing for any of the past 40-plus years knew Jim and the passion he had for our sport,” IMCA President Brett Root said. “Jim made countless friends through racing. We extend our sympathies to his family.”Survivors include his wife Donna; children Karen McIntosh, Steve Weyant and Kimberly Cash; six grandchildren; brother Thomas and sister Mary Jane Hendricks; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.Funeral services were this morning (Wednesday) at St. Stephen the Martyr Catholic Church in Omaha. Burial was at Resurrection Cemetery.last_img

Zaha urges social media platforms to remove racist users

first_imgRelatedPosts Runarsson joins Arsenal on four-year deal Ighalo: My best moment as ‘Red Devil’ EPL: Crystal Palace stun sloppy Man U Crystal Palace’s Wilfried Zaha has called on social media platforms to identify and remove users who resort to racist abuse.His comments have come after the forward was targeted before his team’s Premier League match at Aston Villa on Sunday. The Cote d’Ivoire international shared images of the messages he received, including one of members of the white supremacist organisation Ku Klux Klan.A 12-year-old boy from Solihull was arrested in the aftermath.Zaha thanked West Midlands Police for taking swift action, but he added that it was not enough to promote anti-racism slogans.“People need to understand that whatever your age, that your behaviour and your words come with consequences and you cannot hide behind social media,” Zaha said in a statement on Twitter.“It’s important social media platforms do as they did yesterday and seek out these individuals and remove them. “This is not the first time I have received messages like this, nor am I the only player to receive messages like this – it happens every day.“It’s not enough to be disgusted by these messages I received and move on. It isn’t enough to just say #notoracism. We need action, we need education, things need to change.”Sheffield United’s David McGoldrick, who scored twice in a 3-0 win over Chelsea on Saturday, was also the target of racist abuse.His club posted a screenshot from the player’s Instagram account with a caption saying: “2020 and this is life.”“As a club we will support David McGoldrick and will do all we can to find the perpetrator of this disgusting message,” Sheffield United said on Twitter. “We will work with the relevant authorities to ensure the person behind this post is brought to justice. This cannot continue. Something needs to change.”Reuters/NAN.Tags: Aston VillaPremier LeagueSocial media platformsWilfried Zahalast_img read more

New Baggies deal for Reid

first_img Press Association West Brom have confirmed defender Steven Reid has signed a new one-year contract with the club. Albion announced around a month ago that they were in negotiations with the former Republic of Ireland international after he failed to make enough appearances in 2012-13 to guarantee the final season of the two-year deal he signed in April 2012. And with the Baggies on Tuesday morning confirming those talks are now complete, Reid is set for an 11th consecutive Premier League campaign. center_img He had already written on his Twitter account: “Delighted to be extending stay at WBA. Thanks for all the positive messages last few weeks. Roll on next season!” West Brom boss Steve Clarke is optimistic Reid can make an important contribution next season – so long as the 32-year-old is not hampered by injuries as much as he was last term. “I’m delighted Steven has committed himself to the club for another year,” Clarke told “He’s a good pro, has bags of Premier League experience and is a great character to have both within the squad and around the training ground. “If he has better luck with injuries, Steven will have a big part to play here in the new season.” last_img read more

Not square one for Sunderland

first_img Paul Clement, number two to Carlo Ancelotti at Real Madrid, does, and was a colleague of Congerton’s during his time at Chelsea, although Derby have targeted him as a replacement for Steve McClaren. The former England boss, who has been firmly in Newcastle’s sights since January, is another man who has worked successfully under a so-called “continental” system, while despite his assurances to the contrary, there has been speculation that Real Sociedad’s David Moyes might be ready to return to English football. Burnley’s Sean Dyche has also been mentioned after impressing during the Clarets’ ultimately unsuccessful bid to remain in the top flight, while there are plenty of Sunderland fans who would welcome a return to Wearside for Kevin Phillips, who recently indicated that was a long-term ambition, although his coaching experience to date is minimal. Chairman Ellis Short and sporting director Lee Congerton had hoped the 67-year-old would give them the answer they wanted after offering him a permanent deal in the wake of his successful nine-game Barclays Premier League survival mission. However, it became apparent over the weekend that the Dutchman was likely to press ahead with his plans to retire from club football – although the former Holland and Serbia boss has not completely closed the door on taking another job on the international stage – and that was confirmed on Wednesday evening. Sunderland will not have to go back to square one in their search for a new head coach after Dick Advocaat opted not to extend his stay on Wearside. But while there is obvious disappointment at the Stadium of Light that a man of such vast experience and one with a proven track record had reluctantly rejected their overtures, which were backed by a lucrative contract and the promise of funds to strengthen a squad in serious need of reinforcement, much of the groundwork towards finding a successor has already been done. Advocaat took over in March after Gus Poyet was shown the door with the club in desperate need, and his reign was only ever intended to be temporary after he was persuaded out of near-retirement by the chance to test himself in English football, albeit briefly. However, as results started to turn and players and fans alike bought into his method, a bond developed which culminated in his tears of joy on the touchline at Arsenal after survival had been secured. In the meantime, Short and Congerton had already started the process of drawing up a short-list in the search for a permanent successor to Poyet and although Advocaat was quickly catapulted to the top of it, the homework they carried out in advance remains in place. But while time is short before the players are due to return for pre-season training, Sunderland are in no rush to make a crucial decision after getting it wrong so many times in the recent past. The new man will be Short’s fifth appointment in four and a half years and after twice gambling on potential rather than proven quality in the shape Poyet and Paolo di Canio, it remains to be seen what kind of head coach he is looking to employ. What is certain is that the structure will remain the same and the successful candidate will have to work within it in partnership with Congerton, with whom Poyet enjoyed an uneasy relationship. Former West Ham boss Sam Allardyce, who played for the club, was immediately installed as the bookmakers’ favourite, but he does not necessarily fit into that template, and his indication that he will take an extended break from the game may rule him out. Press Associationlast_img read more

Cricket News Air Pollution Not Ideal But No One Will Die: Bangladesh Coach Russell Domingo

first_imgNew Delhi: The air quality in Delhi-NCR entered the “severe plus” category” on Friday, propelling the Environment Pollution (Prevention and Control) Authority to declare a public health emergency. The Supreme Court mandated panel also banned the bursting of crackers during the winter season apart from banning the construction activity till November 5. However, the airpocalypse after Diwali celebrations has reached alarming levels and the situation is pretty similar in 2017, when Sri Lanka’s players struggled with the pollution and fell ill during the Test match at the Feroz Shah Kotla in December. Despite the pollution, the match will go ahead with BCCI President Sourav Ganguly making it clear that the match will not be cancelled at the last minute but promised practical scheduling in future, hinting that North India venues may not considered for matches post Diwali. Bangladesh players Al Amin Hossain, Abu Hider Rony and team’s spin consultant Daniel Vettori were seen wearing masks during their fielding session this morning. Bangladesh batsman Liton Das briefly wore the mask during practice session but later said it was due to a personal health issue and not because of pollution.Speaking at the press conference, Bangladesh head coach Russell Domingo stressed that the situation was not ideal but the existing pollution will not kill anybody. “We know the Sri Lankans struggled last time and look there’s a bit of pollution in Bangladesh as well, so it’s a not a massive shock unlike some other countries. The players have just got on with the game and haven’t complained too much about it. It’s only three hours so it’s going to be easy. There maybe scratchy eyes, sore throat but that’s ok. No one is dying. There’s no breeze but obviously not perfect weather with the smog. But it same for both teams. Not perfect, not ideal but you can’t complaint about and get on with the game,” Domingo said. Also Read | Public Health Emergency Declared In Delhi-NCR, EPCA Bans Construction Till November 5Bangladesh will be the first team to play in Delhi after the stadium was renamed Arun Jaitley stadium in honour of the former DDCA chief and union minister. After the game in Delhi, Bangladesh will play two matches in Nagpur and Rajkot before the series moves to the two Tests in Indore and Kolkata which will be part of the new World Test Championships. The match in Kolkata will be historic as it will be the first time both India and Bangladesh will be part of the Day-Night Test which will be played with the Pink Ball. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more