Aubamyang backs tweet lashing teammates after 3-0 defeat

first_img Loading… Gabon international and Arsenal star Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang liked a tweet appearing to criticise his team-mates after their 3-0 re-start demolition by Manchester City. The forward was part of the Gunners side that lost 3-0 on their return to Premier League action. Aubameyang led the line on his own but could not find the net for a second consecutive game, putting him on 20 goals for the campaign. The 31-year-old has been linked with a move away from the club this summer, with Real Madrid and Barcelona both interested in his signature. And his response to football.London’s latest activity on social media has got fans worried after working hard for Mikel Arteta’s side with no results. The forward liked a tweet from the writer, who wrote: “Once more Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang led Arsenal (and Man City) in interceptions. He did everything asked of him on defence but didn’t have the guile behind him. “He’s running himself to the ground for Arsenal and that feels like bad news.”Advertisement Action from the Manchester city versus Arsenal restart clash that ended 3-0 in favour of Man City And the Gunners faithful believe it is a sign that Aubameyang may not be wearing the famous red and white strip for much longer. “He is definitely off,” one supporter said. “Imagine being a 30 goal-a-season striker having having to play with trash like ‘[Mesut] Ozil and [Granit] Xhaka in midfield and David Luiz and [Shkodran] Mustafi at the back.” But Aubameyang has been sent a transfer warning by his Gabon international manager Patrice Neveu about staying in north London. Read Also Arsenal eager to find buyer for Mesut Ozil “He also knows how to exploit the qualities of attack partners to create holes and opportunities. “If Steven Zhang and Antonio Conte put him at the top of the list, I have no doubt that Conte himself would turn him into a real machine.center_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

Huls, Dunker and Becerra hold Quincy checkers

first_imgBy Jack Walbring QUINCY, Ill. (July 20) – Abe Huls, Tony Dunker and Austin Becerra all took feature event wins at Quincy Raceways on Sunday. Huls took the win in the Powder Coat Plus IMCA Stock Car main event after a huge battle with Brandon Savage and Jake Powers. Powers, Savage and Huls crossed the finish line three wide at the white flag mark with Huls edging ahead during the final lap to take the win. Savage scored the second spot with Powers in third. Tanner Klingele looked like he was well on his way to the Summy Tire and Auto Center IMCA Northern SportMod feature event win but a caution flag on the 15th lap brought Dunker to his rear bumper on the restart. Dunker powered past Klingele on the high side on the restart and went on to take the feature win with Klingele settling for second. Brad Holtmeyer came home in third. Becerra scored another feature event win in the Mach-1 Sport Compact division. Becerra took the lead on the 11th lap after battling throughout the first 10 laps with eventual runner-up Brandon Lambert.last_img read more

Ivy Tech Community College Closing All Buildings

first_imgStatewide—Ivy Tech Community College announced that effective 5 pm today all of its buildings will be closed until further notice. The College will continue to operate and deliver instruction wherever possible virtually as previously announced. With the closure of its buildings additional services to students will now also be provided virtually including advising, testing, financial aid and business office operations.“As we continued to follow and learn more about the progression of the COVID-19 pandemic we made the decision to take further steps to lessen the risk for our faculty, staff, students and the communities we serve,” Ivy Tech President Sue Ellspermann said. “This was a difficult decision to make, but one that will continue to help keep our communities safe. We are committed to continuing to serve our students as the state’s Community College during these difficult times.The College will be providing various ways for students to stay connected to the College while it operates virtually and has shared the following list of ways in a message to all of its students.Check www.ivytech.edu/covid-19 to find answers to frequently asked questions about the ongoing response to COVID-19 and for campus specific e-mail addresses you can use to get assistanceStay connected on IvyLearnCheck MyIvyContact your instructorContact your advisorCall 1-888-IVY-LINEVisit www.ivytech.edu/chatlast_img read more

Can Sunlight, Heat and Humidity kill Coronavirus?

first_imgDHS officials say sunlight, heat and humidity may have a “powerful” impact on killing the coronavirus within seconds.William Bryan, science and technology adviser to the Department of Homeland Security, told reporters at the White House on Thursday that government scientists found ultraviolet rays had a potent impact on the pathogen, offering hope its spread may ease over the summer.“The virus dies quickest in the presence of direct sunlight,” Bryan said.“Our most striking observation to date is the powerful effect that solar light appears to have on killing the virus – both surfaces and in the air,” he added. “We’ve seen a similar effect with both temperature and humidity as well, where increasing the temperature and humidity or both is generally less favorable to the virus.”It has long been known that ultraviolet light has a sterilizing effect, because the radiation damages the virus’s genetic material and its ability to replicate.According to U.S. officials, an experiment shows UV rays destroy COVID-19 both on surfaces and in air. And coronavirus dies the fastest when exposed to direct sunlight, although the study cited has not yet been made public and awaits external evaluation.But coronavirus has also proven lethal in warm-weather places such as Singapore, Malaysia, and Thailand, raising broader questions about the impact of environmental factors.Bryan warned it would be “irresponsible” to say the warmer summer months will eliminate the virus. But he said that time period would provide an “opportunity to get ahead” of the pandemic.A key question will be what the intensity and wavelength of the UV light used in the experiment was, and whether this accurately mimics natural light conditions in summer.Past studies have not found reliable evidence that warmer temperatures and the higher humidity of spring and summer will help tamp down the spread of the virus.Bryan shared a slide summarizing the major findings of an experiment carried out at the National Biodefense Analysis and Countermeasures Center in Maryland.On nonporous surfaces such as stainless steel, the new coronavirus takes 18 hours to lose half its strength in a dark, low-humidity environment, Bryan said.In a high-humidity environment, that half-life dropped to six hours, and when the virus was exposed to high humidity and sunlight, the half-life dropped to two minutes, he said.Researchers found a similar effect with the coronavirus that was suspended in the air – simulating the coughing or sneezing that often spreads the disease. In a dark room, the virus maintained half its strength for an hour.But when exposed to sunlight, it lost half its strength in 90 seconds, Bryan said.Researchers also found that isopropyl alcohol was a more effective disinfectant than bleach, he added.last_img read more

Another Ace in NFF’s Sleeve

first_imgThe Chelsea defender born to Nigerian father is eligible to play for England, Nigeria and Canada his country of birth.The NFF President who was at Stamford Bridge last Saturday where Chelsea were held to a 2-2 draw by Sheffield saw  Tomori in the Chelsea colours and confirmed that a plan will be drawn soon.It came as a little surprise when Frank Lampard brought back Tomori from loan after his splendid performance with Derby Counter in which he was voted the club’s season-best player.Last Saturday, Tomori was handed his full Premier League debut by Lampard against Sheffield United as the youngster partnered Kurt Zouma in central defence against the Blades and did a good job, especially in the first half.Having not been able to recruit new players in the summer transfer window due to their transfer ban, Lampard has incorporated Tomori and other exciting talents into the first team but was behind Andreas Christensen in the pecking order before the match against Sheffield United.The Denmark star had started each of the previous three Premier League matches and the UEFA Super Cup against Liverpool.Explaining why Tomori got the nod over Christensen, Lampard said: “Because I think Tomori played very well for me last year and training at a very high level. There is competition at centre-back, he deserved to play and I thought he played well. It was just a choice.”Tomori has now played three competitive matches for Chelsea following his appearance against Sheffield United.However, Tomori believes lessons can be learnt and improvements made as Chelsea surrendered a 2-0 half-time lead against Sheffield United to draw with the Blades at Stamford Bridge last Saturday afternoon.The young defender replaced Christensen at centre-back in the only change from the win at Norwich City the previous weekend, earning his full Blues debut in the process. He looked generally assured alongside Zouma in defence, although goals conceded right at the start and end of the second period cost Lampard a first win as boss on home soil.“We’re all angry because when you’re 2-0 up at home then the game should be safe,” the 21-year-old said afterwards when reflecting on the result.“We said at half-time that we wanted to up it again but we didn’t do that. We conceded a goal really early on in the second half and it becomes very difficult when you do that. It’s disappointing but we just have to learn from it.”“This is Chelsea, we’re a big club and there’s a lot of expectations but we’re here to try to meet those expectations,” he added“There are high standards and when we fall below those standards then, of course, there will be questions. It’s not always going to be perfect but in games like today, when we’re in such a strong position and then we throw it away, it’s disappointing.”Tomori was one of three Chelsea Academy graduates who started the game, alongside Mason Mount and two-goal Tammy Abraham, while Billy Gilmour also made his first appearance late on as a substitute.The starting line-up was the youngest ever named by Chelsea in the Premier League and, while Tomori believes that is positive news, he insists it should only be the starting point for him and his contemporaries.“I’m here to try and push everyone else in the squad in my position so it was nice to get my full debut,” he continued. “I’m very proud but it would have been even better for us to get the win.“It’s what we’ve worked for all those years to achieve. Tammy and I have been here since we were seven and so has Mason, even though he’s a year younger than us.“We’ve gone through the whole process and we’ve seen a lot of people come and go so to get to this stage is good but obviously now we want more. We want to really cement our places in the team and do big things for this club.”Before the closure of the summer transfer window Scottish champions, Celtic had explored ways to sign Tomori. The Hoops plotted a move to land the signature of the England U-21 star on a permanent transfer after an amazing season on loan at Derby County, whom he helped reach the Championship playoffs final. But it was not to be as new Chelsea Manager, Lampard had other ideas.The 21-year-old, who came through Chelsea Academy won the FA Youth Cup and UEFA Youth League with the club before making his senior Blues debut on the final day of the 2015/16 season against Leicester City.Tomori made 49 appearances for Derby in all competitions last season and helped them into the promotion play-off.‘‘I came here on loan so I was not expecting to win this, I just came to do my best,” said Tomori after collecting his Player of the Season award.‘‘I try not to let it sink into my head because otherwise I may lose concentration but it is nice to hear,’’ he said.Tomori thoroughly impressed during his season-long stint from Stamford Bridge, starting 40 of the Rams’ 43 league games and also playing in all eight of their cup matches.Lampard has spoken highly of Tomori following the central defender’s impressive performances upon joining Derby County on loan in August 2018.The Nigeria Football Federation target also impressed for the Young Lions during the U-21 EURO, picking up the Man of the Match award in his last game against Poland.Tomori, who previously enjoyed loan spells at Brighton & Hove and Hull City, has not played for Chelsea’s first team since making his professional debut against Leicester City on May 15, 2016, until the arrival of Lampard as manager this season.“His progression this year has been incredible. From when he came in, he was a good young player anyway, but you can see how pivotal he has been in our team. He has grown from within and I’ve enjoyed working with him day to day.“He wants to learn and improve his game but all the attributes he has, he is using them,” Lampard said of Tomori.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Fikayo TomoriIf there is one thing that the present board of the Nigeria Football Federation does effectively, it is wooing European players of Nigerian descent to star for the Super Eagles in what the federation President, Amaju Pinnick, described as ‘VIP Scouting’. In its attempt to win another ‘soul’ for the Eagles, Pinnick was in London recently to woo Canadian-born Chelsea central defender, Fikayo Tomori to play for NigeriaThe President of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Pinnick, has said the technical department of the NFF would take a decision in the coming weeks as regards Chelsea defender, Fikayo Tomori.last_img read more

Syracuse faces Notre Dame on Saturday for chance to advance to Big East tournament semifinals

first_imgIan McIntyre said his players are bouncing off the walls with excitement.Louis Clark, Ted Cribley and the rest of the Orange have been itching for an opportunity to play in the postseason.They’ll finally get that chance when Syracuse (12-5, 5-3) plays Notre Dame (13-3-1, 5-2-1) at 7 p.m. Saturday at SU Soccer Stadium in the quarterfinals of the Big East tournament. The game is the first postseason home game in Syracuse men’s soccer history and marks the first conference tournament game for the Orange since 2005. A win would send SU to Red Bull Arena for the semifinals and essentially ensure a spot in the NCAA tournament.“Big picture: We’re very excited to still be playing,” McIntyre said. “The guys deserve this opportunity based on the work they’ve put in over the last three months. It’s a big night for the program to have an opportunity to host a postseason game.”The past three months of training and fighting for position in the Big East have come to fruition. Now the Orange can control its own destiny with a win against Notre Dame.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textBeating the Fighting Irish is always a challenging task for SU, though. Syracuse is 2-9-2 all time against UND, including a penalty shootout loss in the conference tournament in 2005.Notre Dame has the No. 1 RPI in the nation and is ranked No. 7 in the NSCAA poll, and is perennially one of the strongest programs in the nation.The Irish lead the Big East with 40 goals and possess a high-octane offense.One key component of that explosive offensive attack is Ryan Finley, who leads the conference with 17 goals, 37 points and 76 shots.Despite the impressive stats on paper, Cribley is confident his defense can keep Finley and the rest of the Irish in check. Syracuse has posted the third most shutouts in the country with 11 and has only allowed 10 goals on the season.“The stats are obviously impressive,” Cribley said. “We’ve got the players to deal with him. Clearly he’s a top player, so we have to be wary of him, but we’ve got some good players on our team.”Clark recognizes Notre Dame is a powerhouse program and will provide a challenge for Syracuse, yet the senior forward isn’t fazed.Clark knew his team would be playing Connecticut, Georgetown, Marquette or Notre Dame. He said all four of those teams are in the same echelon and any of the four can beat anyone else on a given night.Clark considers Syracuse right beside those teams and feels SU has a legitimate shot to knock off Notre Dame.“Everyone in our locker room sees ourselves in that group,” Clark said. “We see ourselves as good as them. It’s just a game of football.”For Clark, Saturday can’t come soon enough.“I just can’t wait,” he said. “We want to get this place rocking. It’s going to be brilliant. We know what to do to beat Notre Dame. We know it’s going be a tough game, but we’re just going to go out there and give it everything we’ve got.”McIntyre said his team earned a chance to play in such a monumental, season-defining game.While he said his approach is no different than any other Big East game, there is a sense of excitement around the locker room, as all the players and coaches are ready to rumble and attempt to knock off the Irish.“These are the games that players want to play and coaches want to coach,” McIntyre said. “As we look to grow and evolve as a program, these are the special nights that we’re looking to have.”Cribley said Saturday night is easily the biggest game he’s played in at Syracuse, and has a chance to be one of the most pivotal and exhilarating games of his career.Though Cribley said his team could still hang its head high with a loss against UND, he and his teammates have bigger aspirations.“It’s been a whirlwind season,” Cribley said. “It hasn’t been easy. We’re not finished yet. We’re hungry.” Comments Published on November 1, 2012 at 12:05 am Contact Trevor: tbhass@syr.edu | @TrevorHass Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Irish Cricket team in action this morning

first_imgThe first ball at Malahide is due at 11 this morning. Ireland are due to return to Intercontinental Cup action this morning.They face the Netherlands in Malahide, and could hand a first cap to under-19 captain Jack Tector in the absence of the injured Paul Stirling.Australian-born fast-bowler Nathan Smith could also earn a debut start against the Dutch.last_img

Pope may allow married men to serve as priests

first_imgPope Francis has opened the possibility of ordaining married men to serve as priests in the Catholic church.In an interview with Germany’s Die Zeit newspaper published this week, the Pontiff said the church should study whether ‘viri probati’ or married men of proven faith – could be ordained to fill the gap left by the shortage of priests around the world. He described it as an “enormous problem” that must be resolved.“We must consider if viri probati is a possibility. Then we must determine what tasks they can perform, for example, in remote communities,” he was quoted as saying.he, however, stressed that removing the celibacy rule mandated to priests is not an answer to the priest shortage.The Latin rite already allows some married non-Catholic clergymen who become Catholics to be ordained.Clerical marriage, meaning priests who marry once ordained, is not allowed by the church. It is unclear if Francis would issue a decree to allow “viri probati” throughout the church.The “viri probati” proposal has been around for decades, but it has drawn renewed attention under the church’s first Latin American pope.Brazilian Cardinal Claudio Hummes, a longtime friend of Francis and former head of the Vatican’s office for clergy, is reportedly pressing to allow viri probati in the Amazon, where the church counts around one priest for every 10,000 Catholics.Francis has shown particular openness to receiving concrete proposals for ordaining married men, reportedly saying in private in 2014 that it could be left for bishops to decide depending on the situation, The Register reported.Francis also has shown his own pastoral concern for men who have left ministry to marry.He has maintained friendship with the Argentine widow of a friend who left the priesthood to marry, and he spent one of his Friday mercy missions last year visiting with men who had left ministry to start families.He also has said that while he favors a celibate priesthood, celibacy technically can be up for discussion since it’s a discipline of the church, not a dogma.last_img read more

Engine Shop announces acquisition of SA Studios Global’s esports and football divisions

first_imgBrian Gordon, Engine ShopEngine Shop has today announced the acquisition of SA Studios Global’s esports and football divisions. Notably, as a part of this arrangement, the leadership team of Scott Debson, and Jamie King, Co-founder of Rockstar Games will be joining the group too.Engine Shop has made this move in order to bolster its ‘esports strategy, content and live event production capabilities’. In addition, the release noted that it ‘is also the springboard to launching a new international soccer practice’. The agency is already working with a number of pro sports clubs in relation to their esports strategies, and they’re the production lead for the NHL’s esports activities. This addition follows on from the agency’s 2017 acquisition of The Gamer Agency, an esports strategy, event production, and content development company.Scott Debson, Engine ShopDebson, who co-founded SA, will be leading the development of the agency’s plans and ambitions in US soccer but will also have esports on his radar in his new role. Having worked with numerous Fortune 100 brands ‘developing lifestyle and cultural marketing strategies and campaigns’, including the Major League Soccer, Umbro, Machinima, MetroPCS and Bob Marley Music. Another significant part of the acquisition is that Engine Shop is now the US agency for Umbro and will also act as the lead agency for the eMLS. The inaugural competition for this took place at PAX East in Boston over 5-8th April. This is on top of its work operating the Mixer NYC Studio for the Microsoft 5th Avenue Flagship in New York City. King meanwhile will have esports as his main focus and has now become Executive Vice President Esports, for Engine Shop. He is well versed when it comes to video games and has taken a leading role in the development teams responsible for the likes of Grand Theft Auto, Red Dead and more. Jamie King, Engine ShopSince 2012 he has focused instead on esports and livestream production working with clients such as Microsoft and T-Mobile. He and Debson will report to Brian Godon, Engine Shop CEO and Chris Handy, Engine Shop President.Brian Gordon, Engine Shop CEO commented: “Quickly, we have established our esports capabilities on par with our collection of best-in-class services in global sports and entertainment. We have the same aspirations for our new global football practice.““All of this is built around a deeply talented and creative team and now we add to that with renowned pioneers in esports and global football who know where and how to captivate audiences. It’s another in a series of moves with more ahead, that has our team and our clients very excited.”Speaking to Esports Insider, he added: “We have built a formidable esports practice with the foremost experts in the space and we are going to turn them loose to explore every potential opportunity for our business. First and foremost we will continue to serve publishers, global brands, leagues, and teams to formulate their strategies and understand the myriad of opportunities the marketplace offers them. In time, we will expand into creating our own event-driven businesses with the right partners.“All of what we are doing is approached from a global perspective which is one of the many areas that  Scott, Jamie, and their teams excel. Our goal is to help our partners navigate the convergence of interest and opportunity with bold ideas and play an integral role in shaping the future of esports. Today was a major statement about how are uniquely qualified to do that.”Esports Insider says: An agency which already works with ‘a number of pro sports clubs’, with the NHL and more, the Engine Shop clearly means business. The acquisition of SA Studios Global looks a smart move, particularly with the addition of Debson and King to the team. We look forward to seeing what the Engine Shop delivers!last_img read more

Kirk Gibson, Bob Geren among Dodgers managerial candidates

first_imgKirk Gibson could have done practically anything with his life after Oct. 15, 1988, and none of it would change how Dodger fans remember him first and foremost. Gibson’s home run off Dennis Eckersley in the 1988 World Series is number one on many lists in these parts.Ranked somewhere far behind that in Gibson’s L.A. story: he will be counted among those who interviewed to replace Don Mattingly as the Dodgers’ manager, according to multiple reports Wednesday. The Dodgers have also received permission from the New York Mets to interview bench coach Bob Geren.The Arizona Diamondbacks promoted Gibson from bench coach to manager in July 2010, when then-GM (and current Dodgers executive) Josh Byrnes was fired along with manager A.J. Hinch.Dave Stewart (who coincidentally started Game 1 of the 1988 World Series for the A’s) fired Gibson when he took over as the Diamondbacks’ general manager last year. Now, Gibson might be the longest of longshots in a group of candidates that includes Geren, Gabe Kapler, Tim Wallach, Ron Roenicke, Dave Roberts, Bud Black and Darin Erstad.Gibson’s career .485 winning percentage as a manager (353-375, one division title, no LCS appearances) is higher than that of Black (.477) or Geren (.470). Roenicke, who compiled a 342-331 record (.508) with the Milwaukee Brewers from 2011-15, is the only other known candidate with major league managing experience.In April of this year, Gibson was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, an incurable disorder affecting the nervous system. A recent report on BleacherReport.com chronicled Gibson’s recovery and painted an optimistic picture. Former Diamondbacks general manager Kevin Towers is quoted in the piece as saying “I think he’d love to manage again. In the right situation, I think he’d be a bench coach.”If health is not an issue — this interview can only mean good things about Gibson’s health — his experience might be. In Arizona, he worked with one of baseball’s smallest analytics departments; in Los Angeles, he would have one of the largest. Gibson’s approach might be more open-minded this time around, though “open-minded” hasn’t characterized his approach as a player or manager to this point.The Dodgers have said they’re seeking a manager well-equipped to teach a younger roster. Gibson has never managed at the minor-league level. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img Geren, 54, had some of baseball’s youngest teams when he managed the Oakland A’s from 2007-11. He was promoted from the minors to be the A’s bullpen coach from 2003-05 and their bench coach in 2006, working under current Dodgers general manager Farhan Zaidi. Geren was also the best man at general manager Billy Beane‘s wedding, lending further credibility to his knowledge of analytics.However, Geren never managed a winning team in Oakland and came under heavy criticism for his lack of communication skills. Former A’s (and current Angels) closer Huston Street once called Geren “my least favorite person I have ever encountered in sports from age 6 to 27.”For different reasons, then, Gibson and Geren are stronger candidates to be the Dodgers’ next bench coach — particularly if the next manager doesn’t have any major league managing experience (Kapler, Roberts, Erstad, Wallach).Wallach has an invitation to be Mattingly’s bench coach in Miami — assuming he doesn’t get the manager’s job in Los Angeles. At the moment, the Dodgers don’t have any coaches under contract for next year. That might help explain the sprawling nature of the search so far.A more accurate vision of Gibson’s next appearance in a Dodger uniform might begin in the background, not as the center of attention.Dusty Baker is reportedly getting $4 million over the next two seasons to manage the Washington Nationals, plus an additional $3 million in possible incentives. Black earlier rejected a one-year offer worth less money from Washington.Though it has little bearing on the Dodgers’ search, note for the record that the Padres reportedly did not interview Roberts, who was their bench coach the past two seasons, before hiring Andy Green.last_img read more