Arsenal boss Unai Emery explains Mesut Ozil return for Liverpool clash

first_img Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 30 Oct 2019 7:39 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link368Shares Advertisement Xhaka has come under fire (Picture: Getty)‘He’s clearly sticking by his guns and doesn’t feel he’s done too much wrong,’ Smith said. ‘It would be in his best interests to apologise, for his sake and the club’s and supporters.‘I don’t think the fans should have given him the welcoming committee they did as he walked off but it’s done now and a line needs to be drawn, and the best way for that to happen is probably for him to say I’m sorry I did what I did, let’s go forward as one. If he doesn’t apologise, it all rumbles on.’On the choice to captain Bellerin, Emery added: ‘It’s my decision who is the captain and tonight I made the decision to give it to Hector Bellerin.’Should Xhaka remain as Arsenal captain?Yes0%No0%Share your resultsShare your resultsTweet your resultsMORE: Alan Smith slams Unai Emery as he finally starts Mesut Ozil for Arsenal against Liverpool Mesut Ozil was named in Emery’s starting XI (Picture: Getty Images)Unai Emery recalled Mesut Ozil to the starting line-up for Arsenal’s trip to Liverpool for Wednesday night’s Carabao Cup clash.Ozil has been out in the cold this season, with the German World Cup winner making just two starts in 2019/20 prior to the meeting at Anfield.Emery, though, is hoping he can make an impact as the Gunners look to book their spot in the quarter-finals. Commentcenter_img Arsenal boss Unai Emery explains Mesut Ozil return for Liverpool clash Advertisement Emery recalled Ozil (Picture; AMA/Getty Images)‘We’re expecting the side to play a good match and there will be competition for sure. We’ve won it twice so everyone is playing because they want to win.ADVERTISEMENT‘He [Ozil] can helps us and tonight is a good opportunity with him. He knows his team-mates and he knows how we play.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘He’s playing in his best position and we want him to use his qualities in this shape. Physically I feel he can be good and perhaps he can play the full 90 minutes.’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 CityFormer Arsenal ace Alan Smith, meanwhile, called for a line to be drawn in the sand after the Granit Xhaka incident but insists the Swiss should apologise.Xhaka – who responded angrily to Arsenal fans booing him in a 2-2 draw at Crystal Palace – wasn’t named among Emery’s squad for the trip to Anfield, with Hector Bellerin captaining the side in the team leader’s absence.Many have questioned whether the midfielder can be reintegrated to the side after his actions, but Smith hopes everyone can forgive and forget.last_img read more

Lowry star as Raptors beat Lakers

first_img(BBC) – Kyle Lowry starred in the Toronto Raptors’ 107-92 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers in Orlando.The 34-year-old finished with 33 points, 14 rebounds and six assists while London-born OG Anunoby contributed 23 points.LeBron James led the Lakers’ charge with 20 points but could not prevent an 11th consecutive loss to the Raptors.“Against a couple of great guys, we came in wanting to play well and we did a good job,” Lowry said.The game was played on the third day of regular-season games inside the quarantine ‘bubble’ at Disney World in Florida, following a four-month shutdown because of the coronavirus pandemic.The Lakers remain top of the Western Conference at 50-15 while Toronto sit second in the Eastern Conference at 47-18, as the season nears the play-offs.last_img read more

Students Talk Back takes on Obama’s final years

first_imgOn Wednesday afternoon, the Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics, held its weekly Students Talk Back discussion, which focused largely on President Barack Obama’s final two years in office.The event was moderated by Dan Schnur, executive director of the Unruh Institute of Politics and Annie Wanless, a student staff member at the Unruh Institute. It featured guest panelists Jim Bognet, former media consultant to former Gov. Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign, and Robert Shrum, political consultant and Carmen H. and Louis Warschaw Chair in Practical Politics at the USC Dornsife College.Bognet is noted for his work as a Republican-campaign strategist who served as a media consultant to Romney during the 2012 election. Shrum is a Democratic political consultant with experience in leading presidential, senatorial and gubernatorial campaigns.Wanless began the conversation by asking both panelists to identify which issues they perceive to be most significant between Obama and the newly elected Republican Congress.In Obama’s annual State of the Union address, the president affirmed his plan to be more assertive on a number of policy issues that ranged from tax reform to immigration. During the speech, Obama reiterated his power to utilize executive action and veto bills to continue his policy plans. His certainty to maintain power over the Congress already foreshadows potential conflicts ahead between the legislative and executive branches.Shrum described Obama’s budget as non-progressive, as it would include a tax rate for capital gains for the highest-earning Americans. The increase would move the current 20 percent rate to 28 percent for individuals in that tax bracket.“The president’s budget is a non-starter,” Shrum said. “The Republicans are not going to approve any of these tax changes, even some that I think might be very popular with the country.”Shrum also identified immigration reform as an area in which the biggest clashes will take place in Congress.Bognet agreed with Shrum and acknowledged that the most contentious issue between the two parties in Congress will be immigration. He also mentioned that the president’s budget plan is a strategic “table-setter” for the 2016 presidential election.“There will be no new taxes passed, the country cannot clamor for new taxes, so Obama will not be able to go out and put pressure on Congress, [Obama and Congress] have budget fights, there will probably be some vetoes, but I think that will probably be worked out much more easily than immigration,” Bognet said.Furthermore, Bognet explained that Obama has made a political choice to spend the remainder of his time in office building his legacy through utilizing executive action.“He is not going to get his legacy from big deals with Congress, he’s going to get his legacy from executive actions in the foreign policy arena,” Bognet said, citing the president’s plan to normalize relations with Cuba as a primary example.Building off of Bognet’s response, Wanless asked both panelists how Obama’s actions might affect the 2016 election.Shrum agreed with Bognet’s remark about Obama’s budget plan being somewhat of a “table setter” for 2016.He also added that he believes Hilary Clinton has a good chance of being elected president because of her focus on providing aid to the middle class.“If 2016 goes the wrong way; a lot of what [Obama] has done is going to get undone. I think he cares very deeply about 2016,” Shrum said. “I said he was going to rely on executive orders, he is going to rely on them, because he can do some big things with them number one and number two he is really going to try in foreign policy to achieve two or three big things. One is an agreement with Iran; two is to complete this Cuban process.”Bognet predicted that the president would utilize executive orders and power of the veto to place pressure on Republicans and hurt the chances of the Republican nominee in the 2016 election.“President Obama would love to see a Democrat elected in 2016, he would love to take credit for that, and I think you have to look at many of the actions he takes through that prism,” Bognet said.Schnur and Wanless opened up questions for the panelists to students in the audience.The first question addressed the topic of energy and asked whether or not Shrum and Bognet felt that there was an obligation to help inhabitants of states such as West Virginia and Kentucky, which strongly depend on coal as an energy source.Both panelists believe that a conscious effort is necessary to bring in new industries and jobs to sustain the economy. They also explained that a plan to safeguard West Virgina and Kentucky’s state economy once coal is no longer their primary source of energy is unforeseeable.Correction: This article has been updated to note that Jim Bognet was on a team of media consultants for Mitt Romney, not the only one, as the article previously implied. The Daily Trojan regrets this error.last_img read more

ANNIVERSARY HEARTACHE – I LIVE FOR MY BOYS NOW MY GIRLS ARE GONE

first_imgHeartbroken Lorraine Gallagher has said that only the strength of her two young boys has helped her survive the worst year of her life.The late Erin and Shannon Gallagher.Lorraine was speaking to Donegal Daily on the eve of the anniversary of her daughter Erin’s death a year ago.The Ballybofey mum’s world fell to pieces over the space of six horrific weeks last year when both her daughters, Erin, 13, and Shannon, 15 took their own lives. Now Lorraine says she does not how she would have got through her ordeal but for the birth of her son Lennon and her other son Sean James, 6.Fighting back tears, Lorraine said she has been forced to find an inner-strength she never thought she had to fight on. “There were times when I just thought I would never get through it without Erin and Shannon.“They were my life and to lose them so suddenly will always leave a huge hole in my heart.Lorraine Gallagher“But I knew that I had to stay strong for my son Sean James. “And when Lennon came along, it was as if I had been given even more reason to stay and help make as best a life as I could for the two boys. “The girls doted on Sean James and they would have been exactly the same with Lennon.“I know this is what they would have wanted.“I used to have a house full of girls but now I have a house full of boys I have to look after,” she said.Lorraine is trying to lead as normal a life as possible and even got engaged to partner Phelim Quinn.However, Lorraine, 37, says there is not an hour goes past when something does not remind her of Shannon or Erin. “It’s the little things in life that make you think of them. All the good times we had together and the fun.“I might watch a television show that the girls liked or hear a song from a band that they liked and it will bring all the memories flooding back.“We squeezed a lot of good times into the few short years we were all together,” said LorraineLorraine, partner Phelim and her two sons will attend a special anniversary mass for Erin tomorrow (SUN). In November they repeat the occasion again when they recall the life of Shannon, 15.Shannon took her life saying she could just not carry on without her little sister and best friend Erin.Erin was found dead by Lorraine in their Ballybofey home on October 27th claims that she was being bullied online.Both girls had been students at Finn Valley College.Their deaths sparked a huge investigation into online bullying including the ask-fm site on which Lorraine claimed her youngest daughter was being cyber-bullied on.“Like all girls they would have wanted their own day.“We will recall Erin’s life on Sunday and remember all the good times we had with her and of course Shannon but it will be Erin’s day.“I have bought flowers and we will visit her grave.“We will do the same again in November when it will be Shannon’s day,” said Lorraine.Lorraine admits that she still strives for questions and is still angry at the passing of her two daughters.“I have a very good solicitor in Patsy Gallagher and I am happy to allow the legal path to take its course.“I can’t say too much because it is an ongoing legal situation but I am still very angry at a lot of people in authority,” she said.As the first anniversary of her youngest daughter arrives, Lorraine knows exactly where the beloved sisters would have spent today if they were alive.“They would have been in the Finn Valley Centre watching Jason Quigley fight for gold for Ireland. I have no doubt about it.“Both of them boxed and Katie Taylor was their hero. They would have been in the middle of it all having fun like all the other teenagers.“Their friends will be there and I hope they enjoy themselves and appreciate how lucky they all are.“I meet Shannon and Erin’s friends all the time and they are so good to me.“They know the real people Shannon and Erin were and how much they were loved by the people that matter.“And that’s all that matters to me,” she said.ANNIVERSARY HEARTACHE – I LIVE FOR MY BOYS NOW MY GIRLS ARE GONE was last modified: October 26th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:ask.fmErin GallagherLOrraine Gallaghershannon gallagherSUICIDElast_img read more

GPS Adventure Maze – Geocaching.com’s Lost & Found Video

first_img SharePrint RelatedGroundspeak Weekly Newsletter – January 12, 2012January 12, 2012In “Groundspeak’s Weekly Newsletter”Groundspeak Weekly Newsletter – May 2, 2012May 3, 2012In “Groundspeak’s Weekly Newsletter”GPS Adventures Maze Travels to ColoradoJanuary 21, 2013In “Community” Turtle Bay Exploration Park in Redding, California hosts the GPS Adventure Maze Exhibit now through September 6th. The thrill is in the hunt. Learn about geocaching, navigation and the cutting-edge Global Positioning System all while negotiating the twists and turns of a real maze.Geocachers who attend can even log a GPS Adventure Exhibit cache.  But geocaching isn’t just indoors here.   Turtle Bay Exploration Park and the surrounding area are home to hundreds of geocaches.The GPS Adventure Maze is the creation of Groundspeak and Minotaur Maze Exhibits.  See the Lost & Found video series, including stories of a geocache in space and the geocache diet, here.Share with your Friends:Morelast_img read more

Kronborg Slot — Geocache of the Week

first_imgLocation:DenmarkN 56° 02.280′ E 012° 37.090′ Share with your Friends:More Difficulty:2Terrain:1 “One cache, much blessed in Favourite points                                                                        in Kronborg where we lay our scene…”Built in the 1400s by King Eric VII, Kronborg castle is perhaps best known by another name: Elsinore, the haunted castle of Shakespeare’s ill-fated Prince Hamlet. Though Shakespeare himself never visited Elsinore’s real life inspiration (what can we say, we just didn’t have efficient, intercontinental transportation options in the Renaissance!), you certainly can—and find a geocache while you’re at it: Kronborg Slot, our Geocache of the Week.Hamlet may have thought something was rotten in the state of Denmark, but it’s certainly not this geocache.The cache is just a short train ride north from Copenhagen in the hamlet of Helsingør, the closest distance between Denmark and Sweden. It’s carefully guarded by Kronborg Castle, which is perched on the edge of the Øresund, or sound.Claudius can fire cannons at Sweden from his window! Image by MaGeo526.To find the cache, you’ll stroll along the moat of the restored castle—try to avoid any vengeful ghosts that may be lurking around the ramparts, although you may run into some friendly costumed actors!The play’s the thing, wherein you’ll CACHE the conscience of the King. Image by jo-anne.The cache itself is a clever hide, and owner Flodrotten has gone out of their way to ensure that it is always maintained and available to be found. Many cachers have thanked them for their excellent attention to the care and keeping of this cache:“Many thanks to the Flodrotten for the work of putting, maintaining and servicing others with a cache.” -lll2008“Yes and many thank you to the Flodrotten for the work of putting a cache here and maintaining it. So others can come and find it.” -MJTBC“We thank Flodrotten for doing tasks and fine caches and for maintaining them so we others can find them” -BusterDKGeocache, geocache! Wherefore art thou geocache? (…is what you might say if you didn’t know that wherefore means why!) Image by Killuah66.History and literature aren’t all this cache has to offer. While you’re there, check out some of the intriguing street art installed along the dock.Ophelia would approve. Image by Hoentjes.If, like Coriolanus you’re in “hunger for bread, not thirst for revenge,” you can grab a sweet and savory snack to satiate your geocaching hunger pangs.If geocaching be the food of love, cache on! Images by jo-anne and No-panic.As Hamlet himself would say:“To cache, or not to cache…’tis not even a question!”Continue to explore some of the most amazing geocaches around the world.Check out all of the Geocaches of the Week on the Geocaching blog. If you would like to nominate a Geocache of the Week, fill out this form.center_img TraditionalGC5ZW2Gby Flodrotten SharePrint RelatedAnother one down the drain. – A Crappy Cache (GC35T4T) – Geocache of the WeekFebruary 26, 2015In “Geocache of the Week”High energy! — Fission around the bend (GC1NGRD) — Geocache of the WeekMay 28, 2015In “Geocache of the Week”Find your knight in shining armor. — Castle Northmoor (GCX612) — Geocache of the WeekJuly 30, 2014In “Community”last_img read more