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Gabriel Martinelli scores impressive chest goal as Arsenal beat Colorado Rapids

first_img Full Screen Video Settings Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Read More Coming Next Read More Manchester United captain Harry Maguire James Olayinka then scored the goal of the game to double Arsenal’s lead as he intercepted a loose pass and drove at the heart of Colorado’s defence before unleashing a brilliant strike which hit the top corner. Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 16 Jul 2019 7:37 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link2.2kShares Speaking about Martinelli after the match, Emery indicated that the Brazilian will be given chances to impress in the first team this season.‘Our idea is to give every young player chances to be with us, first in the training ground and after in matches,’ said the Arsenal manager.‘The idea is to continue working with them and give them chances.‘They will win chances to show us what you can do.’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 Comment Skip Ad 1 min. story / Skip center_img PLAY Gabriel Martinelli scores impressive chest goal as Arsenal beat Colorado Rapids Rio Ferdinand tells Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop struggling Top articles SPONSORED 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 CityMartinelli sealed the win in the 61st minute as he met Dominic Thompson’s cross just past the penalty spot and showed excellent improvisation as he chested the beyond the Colorado goalkeeper.Unai Emery opted to field a young side for the majority of the match with the likes of Mesut Ozil, Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang only featuring for 12 minutes. Read More Gabriel Martinelli scored as Arsenal beat Colorado Rapids (Getty Images)Gabriel Martinelli scored his first Arsenal goal as the Gunners sealed a 3-0 win over Colorado Rapids in the first fixture of their pre-season tour of the United States.The 18-year-old completed his £6 million move to the Gunners earlier this summer and has travelled with the squad for their pre-season campaign.And the Brazilian forward capped his fine display with a goal in the second half to complete Arsenal’s 3-0 victory.Bukayo Saka opened the scoring in the 13th minute as he raced on to Eddie Nketiah’s pass and chipped an effort over the onrushing goalkeeper, who got a touch but it wasn’t enough to prevent the ball from crossing the line.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT Read More Read More 1/1 by Metro About Connatix V67539 Advertisementlast_img read more

Irish pensions industry should absorb cost of €530m levy, government says

first_imgThe Irish government has again argued that the cost of the €534m pensions levy should be absorbed by the industry by lowering management charges, despite accepting that its ability to do so is “very limited”.Minister for finance Michael Noonan said he continued to believe the cost of his 0.6% levy on pension assets – overlapping during its last year with a further 0.15% charge introduced by the minister in the 2014 Budget – should be met by the industry itself, but he said he did not believe companies should be forced to shoulder the cost through legislation.“I have pursued this issue with the representative bodies of these companies,” he said, “but the response has not been positive. I have been told it would be a matter for individual companies to decide on the question of absorbing the cost of the levy into their existing fees and charges, but that the scope for companies to do so is very limited.”Due to the overlap between the existing and the new pensions levy, the Irish Exchequer expects to reap income of €675m from the stamp duty in 2014, up from the €534m in payments to the end of June 2013. Last year, Noonan said a Department of Social Protection report on pension management fees would show the industry how the impact of the levy could be offset, a view he reiterated.“Implementation of these recommendations aims to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements and enhance the transparency and understanding of pension charges amongst trustees, employers and scheme members with a view to supporting competitive pricing and ultimately limiting erosion to the value of the pension received by the member,” he said.Speaking the same day as Noonan, minister for social protection Joan Burton noted that work was underway to implement all of the recommendations contained within her department’s report.She reiterated that the new Pensions Council – the body soon to be charged with advising on pensions policy once the Pensions Board is reconfigured into the Pensions Authority in an effort to avoid regulatory capture – would help her oversee the implementation.“The first task I will be giving the new Council is to monitor the implementation of the recommendations in the Report on Pension Charges and advise me if further actions are needed,” she said.“Should this prove necessary, a further policy and regulatory response may be brought to government.”last_img read more

WoodMac: Less Than 1 Pct of Bulker Fleet to Be Scrubber Fitted in 2020

first_imgDespite the fact that heavy fuel oil has been the fuel of choice for the global bulker fleet, Wood Mackenzie estimates that scrubbers will be installed on less than 1 percent of the bulker fleet in 2020.There are numerous factors to consider when opting for scrubbers, including the cost effectiveness and regulatory uncertainties that question scrubbers’ ability to future proof a ship’s emissions.What is more, the window to install a scrubber is closing as the enforcement date nears, taking into account that the shipyard capacity and availability of scrubbers is limited.“The existing bulker fleet lacks incentive to retrofit their ships prior. However, generally all future ship builds will be constructed ‘scrubber ready’. In 2025, we assume that one in five 2013-2018 vintage bulkers will have a scrubber installed. We estimate 2,000 scrubbed bulkers or under 20% of the global bulker fleet in 2025,” WoodMac said.As such, the research and consultancy group sees scrubbers as a medium term solution for marine fuel compliance.When it comes to other compliance solutions on the table, a veil of uncertainty is present there as well.Owners can choose to fuel their ships with marine gas oil or very low sulfur fuel. However, there is a question whether they will be readily available and where, seeing that despite the forthcoming deadline, refineries have shown reluctance to invest the hundreds of millions to billions of dollars to increase production of low sulphur marine fuels.As explained by WoodMac, refining and marine investments are in direct competition, prompting a ‘wait and see’ approach from both sectors.“Wood Mackenzie asserts the installation of commercial scrubbers has the advantage of being less expensive and faster to put in place than a major refining upgrade, which is highly capital intensive and can take many years to implement,” the consultancy added.One potential risk in switching fuels is the impact on engine performance and ship speed. As such, switching fuels needs to be planned, WoodMac cautions.“Current bulker engine design favours higher-viscosity HSFO fuels. It will be important for shipping companies to understand the performance impacts of switching to lower- viscosity fuels such as MGO and VLSFO,” the group added.Moving forward, WoodMac forecasts liquefied natural gas (LNG) as a long-term solution for marine fuel compliance.Nevertheless, direct fuel switching from oil based fuels to LNG is not an option for existing oil based engines. Shipping companies can procure new LNG-fuelled ships with engine package options ranging from 100% LNG fired steam turbines to dual diesel and LNG-fuelled units. However, shippers should consider the special fuel storage considerations necessary to keep natural gas in a liquefied state.“The appeal of LNG is its low-sulphur and clean burning properties. LNG promises emissions compliance on open seas and within ECAs. On the downside, global LNG infrastructure is in its infancy; global investment has been slow; and current fuel transfer technology is inefficient,” WoodMac said.That being said, the uptake of LNG as fuel, especially for existing ships by 2020 is not expected to be high as new LNG-powered ships or retrofits are expected for delivery after January 2020. Instead, companies will look to incorporate LNG ships in their fleets as older ships move to demolition, the consultancy believes.“From 2020 to 2025, we see limited but growing LNG ship penetration into the bulker fleets. In 2020, we expect 8.8 million deadweight tonnes (dwt) of LNG dry bulk capacity, rising to 20 million dwt in 2025. For comparison, the current coal bulk fleet (capesize, panamax and handymax) has a capacity of 667 million dwt,” WoodMac added.last_img read more

Ex-Valencia, Sevilla shot-stopper leaves hospital after 12 days

first_imgFormer Sevilla and Valencia goalkeeper Andres Palop has left hospital after 12 days of being ill with the coronavirus.Advertisement The report cites a message posted by the Spaniard on his social media networks, where he spoke of enduring ‘a very bad time’ and a ‘lot of uncertainty’ during his spell in hospital.Palop had been admitted to the Hospital 9 de Octubre in Valencia and was said to require intensive care due to his personal deterioration with the virus, and he went on to thank the medical team who assisted him during the difficult moments.Now aged 46, Palop enjoyed a distinguished career at the top level of Spanish football and was most well known for his stints at hometown club Valencia and Sevilla.Read Also: La Liga: Achraf Hakimi speaks on Real Madrid exit reportsHe made 75 first-team appearances for Los Che along with spending two seasons on loan at Villarreal while he made 295 outings for Sevilla.Palop won the 2001/02 La Liga title with Valencia along with three UEFA Cups in his career and two Copa del Rey titles.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 As outlined by Marca, the former goalkeeper was able to return to his home on Tuesday after finally testing negative for the virus. Loading… Promoted ContentBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?Who Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Mesmerizing Wedding Looks From Different CountriesThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All TimeThe Biggest Cities In The World So FarPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your BodyThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better10 Risky Jobs Some Women Dolast_img read more

Male Lab Mix-Missing

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Cheteshwar Pujara opens up on the fuss over his strike-rate a tad unfair

first_imgNEW DELHI: Cheteshwar Pujara finds the constant fuss over his strike-rate a tad unfair and wants to clarify once and for all that he has the full backing of the team management.In the age of slam-bang cricket, Pujara brings delight to the purists of the game by batting on and on without worrying too much about the strike-rate. But to appreciate someone who epitomizes patience in Test cricket is maybe asking for too much from the “millennials”.Last week, the soft-spoken 32-year-old from Rajkot found himself at the receiving end again on social media as he labored his way to 66 off 237 balls in thefinal against Bengal.To his credit, he overcame fever and throat infection to share a game-changing stand with Arpit Vasavada, helping Saurashtra to their maiden title on the basis of a first-innings lead.Whether it is playing for Saurashtra or India, Pujara is used to the constant chatter around his strike-rate.“I don’t think there is too much talk (on the inside). In media, it is described differently, but the team management has been backing me on this completely. There is no pressure from the captain, coach or anyone else,” Pujara, who is currently getting much-needed family time due to the COVID-19 outbreak, said.“I just want to clarify that when it comes to striking rate people start pointing towards the team management’s take on it, but there is no pressure on me at all. The team management understands my style of play and its importance.”For someone who averages 48.66 in 77 Tests, perception counts for little.“The question that was asked on social media (during the Ranji Trophy final) was ‘why am I taking so long to score X number of runs’? Whether I pay attention to that? No, I don’t. My job is to make sure that the team wins at all times.“People have this tendency to pinpoint one person, but it is just not about me. If you look at any Test series where I have scored runs and taken a little bit of time, the opposition batsmen, most of them, have consumed the same number of balls.“I know I can’t be a David Warner or Virender Sehwag, but if a normal batsman takes time there is nothing wrong in that.”The entire batting unit had a tough time in New Zealand with the 0-2 loss in Tests marking the end of the international season. Pujara collected five half-centuries this season, including one in New Zealand, but could not add to his 18 hundred.“People expect big knocks from me. I always challenge myself to score a 100, but to average close to 50 in Tests means you are scoring a half-century almost every second innings.“My standards are always high and I am not satisfied with the season that I had but I would not call it a bad one at all.”It may be boring and exhausting for a majority of the fans, but batting time and wearing out the opposition excites Pujara the most.Asked why they don’t make it like him anymore, Pujara gave a practical response.“I don’t think it is on the decline (the art of batting time). There is value for it. Maybe the youngsters are not inclined towards this format. It is a fact that there are more games in white-ball cricket. A youngster would want to play shorter formats because it is financially better.“There is nothing wrong with that but they should understand that real cricket is Test cricket and you will be judged only on the performances in the five-day game.”With uncertainty over the upcoming county season in the UK due to the COVID-19 outbreak, Pujara has no game time lined up in the near future. The biggest international assignment for him this season is the tour of Australia and he can’t be more fired up for that.Rather than focusing on the loss in New Zealand, Pujara looked at the Australian challenge, especially after India’s historic triumph Down Under last year.“It is one of the most important series for us.”On playing a full-strength Australia this time, he said: “They (Steve Smith and David Warner) are important players, but if we played the way we played in the last series, we should be able to beat them. AgenciesAlso Read: Arpit Vasavada, Cheteshwar Pujara help Saurashtra hold egde over BengalAlso Watch: Prices of Protective Masks and Hand Sanitizers are Increasing rapidly due to fear of Coronavirus.last_img read more

The Latest: Tulane looking for new foe for home opener

first_imgThe West Coast Conference has postponed all conference fall competition because of the COVID-19 pandemic.The conference announced the decision on Thursday, saying the “welfare” of the student-athletes was the “guiding principle.”The league says it is working on plans to ensure a safe environment to conduct the 2020-21 WCC men’s and women’s basketball seasons in the winter.The postponement does not preclude schools from scheduling non-conference competitions in low-risk sports in the fall.___ The USTA says the sort of “controlled environment” that will be used for the Western & Southern Open and U.S. Open in Flushing Meadows “would logistically and financially be difficult to create” at the smaller tournaments that are being scrapped.___New Mexico State has postponed its football season because of COVID-19 concerns and state restrictions.The Aggies are the third independent FBS program to decide not to play in the fall, joining Connecticut and Massachusetts. They are the 53rd major college football program overall to opt out. New Mexico State noted it had four games left on its schedule, plus the state of New Mexico has a 14-day quarantine for those traveling into and out of the state. Tulane had scheduled Southland Conference member Southeastern Louisiana for its season-opener at Yulman Stadium on the Thursday night before Labor Day weekend.The Southland’s decision to postpone fall sports while investigating the possibility of playing in the spring has put the Green Wave’s first game in doubt.Tulane plays in the American Athletic Conference, which for now has maintained its fall football schedule.Tulane was scheduled to play 12 games before the Southland’s decision, which for now has at least temporarily reduced the Green Wave’s 2020 slate to 11 contests.___ Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Tulane University officials say they’re “actively pursuing” a new opponent for the school’s Sept. 3 home opener after the Southland Conference announced on Thursday it was postponing football and all other fall sports. August 13, 2020 Tom Burnett, commissioner of the Southland Conference, said the board determined that an entire fall sports season wasn’t likely.___Five lower-level tennis tournaments in the United States in September have been called off because of the coronavirus pandemic.The U.S. Tennis Association — which plans to hold the U.S. Open and another tournament in New York starting Aug. 20 — announced Thursday the cancellations of all ITF World Tennis Tour and ATP Challenger events in other cities around the country next month.Those tournaments are ATP Challengers in Cary, North Carolina, and Columbus, Ohio, and ITF stops in Champaign, Illinois; Fayetteville, Arkansas; and Lubbock, Texas. Houston Baptist and Central Arkansas are still planning to play non-conference football games after the FCS-level Southland Conference decided Thursday to postpone league games this fall with the intent to explore playing those in the spring.Southland Conference presidents also authorized planning for spring semester championship events for volleyball, soccer and cross country, while allowing schools to participate in limited fall competition if they choose to do so.Houston Baptist plans to honor its existing contracts to play non-conference football games against North Texas, Texas Tech and Louisiana Tech. Central Arkansas intends to play its scheduled opener Aug. 29 against Austin Peay, and a game at Arkansas State.“While not unexpected, it is still a sad day for our fall sport student-athletes,” HBU athletic director Steve Moniaci said. “We are taking measures to ensure they can compete safely in a limited capacity this fall and be prepared should the league resume play and reschedule the championships for the spring.”UCA athletic director Brad Teague said his school was “moving forward with its fall campaign in all sports, playing a reduced schedule.” New Mexico State says it will explore playing football in the spring.“Rival New Mexico has postponed its season as part of the Mountain West’s decision to attempt to play in the spring.New Mexico State competes in the Western Athletic Conference for other sports, and that conference also announced it would not have fall sports this year.___Fans will be allowed into MotoGP races for the first time this season, at the Misano circuit in Italy next month. The Latest: Tulane looking for new foe for home opener Associated Press ___French golfer Alex Levy has been withdrawn from the Celtic Classic, which started on Thursday.Levy came into contact with a friend who has tested positive for the coronavirus, the European Tour said in a statement.The contact happened while Levy was at home in France last weekend. When he arrived at Celtic Manor Resort in Wales on Tuesday, he tested negative. He is showing no symptoms, the tour said, but he has been withdrawn from the tournament as a precaution and must self-isolate for 14 days.___ The region of Emilia Romagna has given the circuit permission to open to a maximum of 10,000 fans a day for the doubleheader of the San Marino and Emilia Romagna MotoGP rounds.There will be strict measures in place to protect against the coronavirus, and fans will not be allowed to roam around. The circuit has a capacity of around 110,000 including more than 40,000 in the stands and welcomed approximately 160,000 people across the three-day weekend last year.Organizers say in a statement: “It is a decision that makes us emotional because it also represents a green light for the restart of world sport finally in front of the fans.”The first three MotoGP rounds were held without fans and no spectators will be allowed into the upcoming doubleheader in Austria. More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sportslast_img read more

Murray, Harper join chorus of former players backing Skerritt for CWI post

first_imgBRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) – Ex-West Indies vice-captain, Deryck Murray, and former off-spinner and head coach, Roger Harper, yesterday announced their support for Ricky Skerritt and Dr Kishore Shallow, as resistance continued to build against the incumbent Dave Cameron ahead of today’s Cricket West Indies (CWI) elections.Murray, also a former Trinidad and Tobago board president, said in a statement that the Skerritt/Shallow ticket represented the “way forward for West Indies cricket” at a stage when the game in the region was at a “crucial juncture”.“I am asking for full support of those who can vote, to cast it in favour of Mr Ricky Skerritt and Dr Kishore Shallow,” said Murray, who played 62 Tests for West Indies between 1963 and 1980.“I think their candidacy is a way forward for West Indies cricket and thank these gentlemen for putting themselves forward at this crucial juncture in West Indies cricket.“We all know that West Indies cricket needs radical change and hope Mr Skerritt and Dr Shallow can bring that to the table and I look forward to them taking over and improving the fortunes of West Indies cricket on and off the field.”Harper, who played 25 Tests between 1983 and 1993 and led the regional team as head coach from 2000 to 2003, said Skerritt possessed both the professional and personal qualities necessary to advance West Indies cricket.“During my time as coach of the West Indies team I had the opportunity to work closely with Mr Ricky Skerritt who was the team manager,” Guyanese Harper said.“I was able to observe Mr Skerritt’s management, organisational and communication skills first hand and I have no doubt that he will be able to build positive relationships with all of the relevant stakeholders in West Indies’ cricket to ensure that the West Indies team progresses to the top of our beloved game where it belongs.”He added: “Importantly, we need leaders who are responsible, objective and honest, who will put cricket first but treat the governance of West Indies cricket with the seriousness it deserves. I believe that Mr Skerritt and Mr Shallow will do that.”Harper’s home territory has already signalled its support for the incumbent Cameron, so much so that it snubbed a request from Skerritt and Shallow to address the body.But with the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) embroiled in confusion in recent years, Harper says a change in CWI change could also have positive spin-offs for the GCB.“As a Guyanese, I look forward to new leadership of CWI, new leadership that will be committed to resolving the crisis in the administration of Guyana’s cricket that has been ongoing since 2011 without democratic elections.”Murray and Harper are the two latest cricketing personalities to come forward in support of Skerritt/Shallow candidacy.This follows similar endorsements over the last week by legendary former players Sir Vivian Richards, Sir Andy Roberts and Clive Lloyd, along with two-time Twenty20 World Cup-winning captain, Darren Sammy.So far, veteran former Windies left-hander, Shiv Chanderpaul, along with former speedster, Tino Best, have publicly endorsed Cameron and vice-president, Emmanuel Nanthan.last_img read more

Alpena Community College’s local correctional officer graduation

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisALPENA, Mich. — Over the past four weeks, 22 participants from 10 different counties in Michigan have prepared to become correctional officers. They’ve learned correctional law, ethics, stress management, and subject control among other things.Instructor Larry Thomson says that these students are now ready to enter any jail in the state and do the job. “I believe these students that graduated today are more than ready to go into the jails of their employment and do the job,” he said. “Certainly, we learn everyday. If there is a day that goes by we don’t learn something, then we probably haven’t done our job, but I’m very confident confident that these 22 young people will go out and do the job that’s expected of them.”Initially, the academy had been postponed due to COVID–19 concerns, and extra precautions were taken. Graduate of the academy and member of the Kalkaska County Sheriff’s Department Kayla Varney says that made learning a little different. “I don’t think it affected us too bad,” she said. “It was different. It was weird to mask up or glove up all the time. That was definitely different.”Now that they’ve completed the academy, these graduates are now able to work at any jail in the state. There were two graduates from Alpena County, one from Presque Isle and one from Montmorency.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: alpena community collegeContinue ReadingPrevious Enbridge responds regarding temporary restraining orderNext Health department warns of possible coronavirus exposure at a party in Alpena Countylast_img read more