Unai Emery hints he is finally ready to perform Mesut Ozil U-turn ahead of Wolves clash Comment ‘Because the most important thing is the club, the team and finding a performance.‘Previously we were all speaking between us to take that decision. I know all the supporters want to know something [more] but now is not the moment.’However, with Arsenal now four points off the top four pace ahead of Saturday’s match against Wolves at the Emirates Stadium, Emery confirmed the former Real Madrid is back in his plans.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‘Yes he will feature,’ said the Spaniard during his post match press conference.‘We have a match on Saturday and we will look at the possibility to use him again alongside other players and this is the way sometimes.’Evaluating his overall performance, Emery added: ‘I think he played very well. Tonight, you’ve seen he is a skilful player in the team and he was very positive every time and I think he played a very good match.‘We spoke before the match, and we made the decision in the second half to take him off because he hasn’t played for a little while and we want to keep his fitness as he was very tired but for him it was great to play 60/65 minutes.’Should Mesut Ozil start vs Wolves?Yes0%No0%Share your resultsShare your resultsTweet your resultsMORE: Arsenal’s Shkodran Mustafi speaks out on own goal in 5-5 thriller against LiverpoolMORE: Kieran Tierney stops Arsenal players from walking straight down tunnel after Liverpool defeat Metro Sport ReporterThursday 31 Oct 2019 11:54 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link959Shares Mesut Ozil made his Arsenal return during last night’s 5-5 draw against Liverpool in the Carabao Cup (Picture: Getty)Unai Emery admitted he is ready to consider Mesut Ozil for Premier League selection after the Arsenal playmaker made an eye-catching comeback against Liverpool.Ozil was unable to save his side from a demoralising penalty shootout defeat, but was involved in all of Arsenal’s best attacking play before he was substituted in the 65th minute.The 31-year-old contributed to three of his side’s five goals on the night and produced a sublime back-heel assist which gifted Ainsley Maitland-Niles the chance to put Arsenal 4-2 ahead 10 minutes into the second half.Ozil had been omitted from the previous six matchday squads and had made just two appearances all season before he was brought back in from the cold by Emery last night.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTThe Arsenal coach revealed last Saturday that Ozil’s exile had the backing of the club’s executive committee, saying:’ Here we have one agreed strategy as a club and a team.Crazy and incredible match. 🙈 Losing on penalties is always tough, but definitely some positive things to take away from Anfield Road tonight. Thanks for the away support! 🙏🏼❤ Focus on Wolverhampton now! ⚽ #M1Ö #COYG #YaGunnersYa @Arsenal pic.twitter.com/vIQdoF4T8J— Mesut Özil (@MesutOzil1088) October 30, 2019 Advertisement Advertisement
NZ Herald 22 January 2019 COMMENT: We must beware of extreme ideological positions in our cannabis discussion. In particular it would be good to acknowledge the “war on drugs” is not a particularly relevant concept. In fact we are moving towards decriminalisation of cannabis use in New Zealand due to police discretionary practices.Ministry of Justice figures for 2017/18 show three people were imprisoned for cannabis possession and it is very likely they had an extensive conviction history — legalising cannabis possession will not reduce incarceration. But this is not to argue against an informed debate on cannabis in New Zealand, including the possibility of legalisation.Cannabis use does not inevitably result in harm for the individual user, nor is it risk-free. Looking at the emerging evidence from the United States where several states have legalised cannabis, often allowing profit-making industries to take control, it is very likely that if we follow suit, thereby increasing availability and normalising use, we will experience more harm.A recent review of US data has drawn attention to increases in cannabis potency, prenatal and unintentional childhood exposure and, in adults, an increase in cannabis use, fatal vehicle crashes, cannabis-related emergency room visits, and cannabis use disorder (which includes dependence and harms such as social and interpersonal problems and neglect of major roles in order to use).About one in five lifetime users met criteria for cannabis use disorder.READ MORE: https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12193750
17 Views no discussions Share Sharing is caring! Share Tweet LocalNews Discover Dominica Authority to observe Courtesy Week by: – May 4, 2012 Share Photo credit: rjdposters.com(Roseau, Dominica – May 4, 2012) Discover Dominica Authority (DDA) in collaboration with the Dominica Hotel and Tourism Association and Ministry of Tourism will observe the week of May 8 to May 11 2012 as Courtesy Week. This will form part of Tourism Awareness Month activities. The objective of the week is to promote the understanding of the value of respect, discipline, good manners and positive social interaction to the development of tourism. These are some of the important practices to maintain as a hospitable people and as a destination seeking to succeed in the Tourism Industry.The DDA has organized radio discussions and airing of customer service tips to seek to raise awareness of customer service and the vital role it plays in the development of tourism. This campaign along with others will commence in May but the Authority hopes to continue with different activities throughout the year at schools and to the general public as reminders.“We at the Discover Dominica Authority continue to inform persons that Tourism is their business and as such we would like to identify the small areas and activities where they can participate. This week we are asking persons to “Just Smile”; a simple act of courtesy which can change the day of a visitor, a friend or a fellow Dominican. Throughout this week we ask persons to take heed of the tips which will be aired daily and let us all play our part in developing Dominica and the Tourism Industry,” announced Mr. Colin Piper, Director of Tourism.Tourism Awareness Month is an annual event which has been celebrated in May for the past six (6) years by the Discover Dominica Authority. Press Release
Promoted ContentPlus-Size Babes Who Will Make Your Heart RaceThese TV Characters Proved That Any 2 People Can Bury The Hatchet6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A DroneBoys Deserve More Than Action-Hero Role Models8 Addictive And Fun Coffee Facts6 Mysterious Things You Do Not Know About China7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Which Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By OdeithUnderappreciated Movies You Missed In 2019Mind-Bending Technology That Was Predicted Before It Appeared Read Also: Ronaldo’s mum admits she is lucky to be alive after hospital releaseSydney moved eight points clear of Melbourne City with a battling 1-1 draw in a surreal derby match against Western Sydney Wanderers.Elbow bumps replaced handshakes, substitutes were forced to sit 1.5 metres apart and goals were met by silence, with former Bolton and Reading striker Adam le Fondre clapping to an imaginary crowd when he opened the scoring.Fans were there in spirit though, with Sydney FC supporter club The Cove tweeting: “This one’ll be different, but know that we are with you as always and forever have your back.”Perth Glory play Western United in the weekend’s final game on Sunday evening.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Melbourne City were also in action, thumping the Central Coast Mariners 4-2 in an eerily quiet Central Coast Stadium to strengthen their hold on second place behind leaders Sydney FC.They also had some die-hard support with Melbourne fan Will Purssey finding a vantage point outside the ground at Gosford, north of Sydney, to catch a glimpse of the action.“The weirdest away trip I’ve ever done,” he said on social media. “The players after the game, they came up to me – social distancing obviously, but massive thank you to them.” Loading… Sydney FC’s Adam le Fondre claps imaginary fans in an empty stadium after scoring New Zealand-based Phoenix are making the biggest sacrifice, relocating to Australia so the season can be finished, separating them from friends and family for weeks, if not months. “The decision to travel to Sydney in an attempt to complete this season, was made as a club,” said Phoenix general manager David Dome. – Weird trip – Despite being in quarantine since last week, health officials have allowed them to train at a remote facility. With both teams unable to play, their opponents this weekend, Brisbane Roar and the Newcastle Jets, faced each other instead with Roar winning 1-0, thanks to veteran forward Scott McDonald’s first-half strike. Despite the lockout, a handful of fans chanted and banged drums outside the ground during the game. “Incredible effort from this pair of Roar supporters #RoarAsOne,” the team tweeted afterwards, showing a video clip of players walking to the turnstiles to applaud them at the end of the game. Not everyone approved, despite the players keeping their distance. “Really… told to stay away for safety reasons and the players clap that! No idea of the times we are living in,” one supporter said on Twitter. Coached by former Liverpool star Robbie Fowler, it was Roar’s third win on the trot as they moved up to fourth. Football might have ground to a halt across the world, but not in Australia where they are soldiering on, with a handful of fans turning up to cheer on their teams outside shuttered grounds this weekend. An empty Bankwest Stadium, where Sydney FC played Western Sydney Wanderers The domestic A-League has six rounds to go and Football Federation Australia decided to press ahead without spectators amid the coronavirus pandemic, despite two of the 11 teams undergoing mandatory quarantine. Like rugby league and Australian Rules, which are also pushing on with their seasons, it has lucrative broadcast commitments with the fear of financial repercussions part of the thinking. In opting to keep going, Football Federation Australia head of leagues Greg O’Rourke said they were adhering to government directives and expert medical advice. “We understand that these are difficult times for everyone,” he said. “We will always put the health, welfare and safety of our players, coaches, match officials, volunteers, administrators and fans at the centre of our decision-making process.” Australia is far from immune to the virus, and has sealed its borders, banning entry to anyone who is not a citizen or permanent resident from Friday evening, with more than 1,000 cases confirmed. While the action continued, there were only four fixtures. That’s because Wellington Phoenix and Melbourne Victory are serving mandatory 14-day quarantine stints after playing in New Zealand last weekend and failing to get back to Australia before tough new entry rules took effect.
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Darren Bent has criticised former manager Paul Lambert, accusing him of “alienating” him at Aston Villa. And the 29-year-old told the Daily Express: “It was really difficult at Villa. A few of us were kind of alienated to train with the kids. “It has been difficult. There were times when I was thinking, ‘Do I really deserve this?’ It’s all well and good not being part of the squad – but to be treated like we have been is bad. “It was horrible. It wasn’t so much the injuries – although they certainly didn’t help – it was just the uncertainty. There were times I was in the squad and times I wasn’t, and there was just no explanation why. “I understand that not every player can be every manager’s cup of tea but to be alienated like that, to be kicked out of the first-team dressing room, when I’ve played a long time, when I’m an international, just felt a bit disappointing.” Bent has won 13 caps for his country, with four goals, and hopes a prolific campaign at Craven Cottage can catapult him back into the reckoning for the World Cup qualifying campaign and next summer’s tournament in Brazil. He said: “I’m not just hungry to play football again, I’m absolutely starving. I’ve missed out on a couple of major competitions with England, but I just hope this is my year. “I need to get back to playing regularly and scoring goals for Fulham – that’s my priority. There’s still so much to come from me, I can promise you that. I’m just desperate to remind people what I can do.” Press Association The striker last week joined Fulham on loan in a bid to revive his Premier League career and his England ambitions, having been frozen out of the first-team picture at Villa Park last season. Bent started just seven games in the league during the last campaign, scoring three goals, as Christian Benteke and Andreas Weimann established themselves as Lambert’s first-choice partnership.
Cesc Fabregas has been Arsenal’s biggest loss in the transfer market, according to Jack Wilshere. The Stevenage-born playmaker said the long-serving French manager’s loyalty even through lean spells of form helps get the best out of Arsenal’s young talent. Wilshere said: “He’s been the main person in my career: he gave me a chance when I was 16. “He gave me special care, put his arm around me, he picked me out and gave me the chance to train with the first team every day and that helped my career massively, just learning from the way they play. “Sending me on loan to Bolton, learning to play the Premier League way, that was important too. “Some games I didn’t play well but he still stuck with me when I made mistakes. If you make mistakes he sticks with you, and that’s huge. “I feel like I’ve been around for a long time now, I should be used to playing week in, week out. “I’m 21 but in football ages I’m a bit older than that. I’ve got a few years’ experience and hopefully that can help me, so I’m looking forward to the next three to four years.” Wilshere revealed he would love his two-year old son Archie to play for Arsenal one day, and also confirmed an interest in coaching when his own playing days come to an end. “I’d like to think coaching,” he said. “Even yesterday I took a youth session and I like teaching youngsters about football. “That’s the only thing I wanted to do growing up. “I would have been so happy growing up if a professional footballer had come back and given me some advice.” The England midfielder admitted he was “really upset” when Spanish role model Fabregas swapped Arsenal for Barcelona in 2011. Wilshere believes Arsenal felt the loss of Fabregas more keenly than the departure of Robin Van Persie, even though the Holland striker’s goals secured the Barclays Premier League title for Manchester United last term. But 21-year-old Wilshere is confident new recruit Mesut Ozil can fill the void left by the likes of Fabregas and Van Persie’s exits. “The one I was really upset about leaving was Fabregas, I learned so much from just watching him,” he told Arsenal’s official club website. “He’s similar to me starting at a young age. “I was the most upset about him leaving. But to arrive I’m excited about Ozil, he’s settled in nicely. “His first game away at Sunderland he got an assist and was man of the match. “He plays the Arsenal way and I think there’s a lot more to come. “He’s so comfortable on the ball, right foot, left foot. “If you look at his stats he runs the most, he makes it look easy but that only masks how hard he works.” Wilshere hailed boss Arsene Wenger’s “special care” as the driving force behind his blossoming Arsenal and England career. Press Association
Unleashing its defensive pressure in the opening minutes led to turnovers and lots of baskets, B’ville amassing a 27-5 lead and then continuing to add to that margin.It was 67-30 after three periods as Ola Bednarczyk put in 18 points, with Hannah Mimas and Jordan Roy each getting 11 points, Sydney Huhtala and Megan Brecht nearly got to double figures, too, both getting nine points as Kyrah Wilbur finished with eight points.On Friday, B’ville’s game with Henninger was snowed out, so it would need to make up that game and then take on Corcoran Tuesday before the clash with C-NS.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story As far as regular-season finales go, the girls basketball game between Baldwinsville and Cicero-North Syracuse next Thursday night at Baker High School has few equals.Plenty is on the line, from the Salt City Athletic Conference Metro division regular-season championship to a possible top seed in the Section III Class AA playoffs.The Bees’ lone blemish this season was a 50-45 defeat to the Northstars on Jan. 17. Ever since, C-NS has built a 10-game win streak and risen to no. 12 in last week’s state AA rankings, two spots ahead of B’ville at no. 14. Tags: Baldwinsvillegirls basketball B’ville’s girls opened a hoops doubleheader with Liverpool Tuesday night, and unlike the boys game decided in the final seconds, these Bees put things away quite early in an 80-49 victory.For this game, the Bees donned special pink jerseys to go with the boys team wearing throwbacks in their game against Liverpool.All told, they raised more than $2,900 for Maureen’s Hope, a foundation dedicated to offering support and assistance to those facing cancer or other life-threatening illnesses.
Linebacker Mike Taylor had a career high 22 tackles, two of which were for a loss of five yards. Taylor was one of the Badgers few bright spots in a tough last-minute 29-33 loss to the Buckeyes.[/media-credit]After more than 10 minutes of seemingly exhausting questions about his team’s ability to respond from its last two crushing losses, Bret Bielema outwardly welcomed the first question regarding Wisconsin’s next opponent, Purdue.“Fifteen minutes into this thing, and I don’t get to answer a Purdue question,” Bielema said in his weekly Monday press conference, somewhat playfully.The Badgers haven’t received many welcoming questions over the last two weeks, between a last-second loss at Michigan State and a last-minute collapse at Ohio State in Wisconsin’s first two true road trips of the season.Saturday night in Columbus, Ohio, UW trailed by as many as 12 points with 4:39 remaining in the game before mounting a furious comeback that put the Badgers ahead 29-26 with 1:18 left. Yet, a weak kickoff and a 40-yard pass with 20 seconds on the clock from OSU quarterback Braxton Miller allowed Ohio State to pull out a stunning 33-29 victory.Altogether, Wisconsin’s suffered an all-around inconsistent effort (UW had a blocked punt for the second consecutive week) that even its late comeback was unable to overcome.“There was a number of good examples on film on Saturday of guys doing a lot of good things, at times; different units performing, very, very efficiently, at times,” Bielema said. “But just not enough of a complete game. So we took that and kind of dismissed that on Sunday night. We don’t practice on Monday, but from what I’ve seen from this group, I know that they’re going to respond very, very positively and come back with a good week of practice.”Bielema also briefly touched on the peripheral issues facing this team, such as which of its top players will be tempted to leave early for the National Football League after this season. Though the question was referencing potential tiebreaker scenarios and Wisconsin’s bowl chances, Bielema specifically alluded to Ball and center Peter Konz.“I’ve got a running back and a center that are probably two of the best players on the team,” Bielema said. “I’ve got to think long-term about what do I have to do to replace those guys, beyond on what’s in front of me. That’s my job as a head coach; I’m responsible for everything we do. For me not to have that in the back of my mind is wrong.”Late-game defense strugglingDespite the very clear weaknesses the Badgers displayed over its past two games, the most distinct reason for the losses was an inability to prevent big plays from opposing offenses in the fourth quarter.Two Saturdays ago, Wisconsin was stunned by a 44-yard Hail Mary from Michigan State quarterback Kirk Cousins to wide receiver Keith Nichol, who caught the football off a deflection and muscled it past the goal line. That play capped a nine-play, 78-yard drive that the Spartans developed in just 1:26.Against Ohio State, Miller’s game-winning heave wasn’t necessarily a Hail Mary, as it came after the freshman quarterback took the snap out of the shotgun, rolled right and avoided two Badger defensive linemen before unfurling the high-arcing pass downfield to a wide-open Devin Harris. The cross-body, cross-field throw itself was surprising coming from Miller, a quarterback regarded more for his mobility than his throwing prowess. But Harris, a freshman wide receiver who had not caught a pass all game long, was wide open and able to settle comfortably under the football.As the Badgers attempt to move forward and potentially salvage a BCS bowl berth, Bielema’s message to his team was simple.“Big picture, [Sunday] night what I basically did is kind of went around and talked about taking things personally,” Bielema said. “As a man, a lot of times guys take things to heart, what they really believed to be a big part of who they are, what they are. I pointed out certain guys around the room and kind of stressed that for us to get to where we need to be – whether you’re playing good ball, whether you didn’t do well, whether you played 80 snaps well and five wrong – take personally what you did and try to carry that forward and help the team.”Linebackers thrivingWidely perceived as the strongest position group on the defense entering this season, Wisconsin’s linebackers have widely lived up to the weighty expectations placed on them this fall.Mike Taylor recorded 22 tackles (2.5 for loss) against Ohio State, boosting his season total to 86, a rate of 10.8 per game that ranks second in the Big Ten. Chris Borland, who switched to middle linebacker from the outside at the beginning of the season, is right behind Taylor with 84 tackles and leads UW with 10.5 tackles for loss.Bielema also took time Monday to highlight Kevin Claxton, who, despite breaking a bone in his hand on the opening kickoff of the season Sept. 1 against Nevada-Las Vegas, has played in seven games this season and is fourth in the team with 32 tackles.“Clax is the guy that from game one to where we are now has really improved,” Bielema said. “He’s got a cast on his hand, he’s become an effective blitzer. [Borland] gets more and more comfortable with that middle linebacker spot. I think those three guys in particular have played well.”
Submit Share Unibet backs #GoRacingGreen as lead racing charity July 28, 2020 Share HBLB places sectional timing and tracking tech at the front of 2019 budget July 10, 2019 Will Duff GordonWill Duff Gordon CEO & Founder of Total Performance Data (TPD) wants to bridge the significant data gap between horseracing and bookmakers to bring optimal markets and services to the betting consumer.A horseracing enthusiast, Gordon details to SBC that beyond repairing racing’s damaged relationship with betting stakeholders, the sports now needs to embrace and further its data dynamics through innvation in order to attract new audiences._______________________________SBC: Hi Will, thanks for the interview…Can you brief SBC readers on TPD services and why you have personally brought them to market?Will Duff Gordon: As a horseracing fan who has been involved in the sport for many years, I was frustrated by the lack of data available on the horses and races we are so invested in. At the same time, I had built a career in the financial data space, and it became apparent to me that what I was doing could have a lot of interesting applications to racing.The concept behind Total Performance Data (TPD) is very simple. We attach GPS trackers to the saddlecloth of horses to capture real-time, in-race data that was previously never available. This data can range from sectional times to stride length, and we are also exploring some other areas like heartrate. It gives us a view into racing that has never been seen before.SBC: From a market perspective, why should betting stakeholders care about deeper racing data for their services and operations? WDG: Racing has had a tough time of late. It is losing relative share of operators’ turnover to football and online casino, and I would say a big part of the reason for this is its failure to adapt to new technology and offer a modern betting experience to customers.However, the sport clearly has a lot going for it, particularly in terms of its history and the way it can engage punters. Stakeholders – both from the racing and the betting sides of this industry – need to embrace this data if they are to bring racing into the 21st century. Once operators are offering a compelling, data-driven racing proposition to customers, I think racing will remain a vital part of their mix.SBC: As a sport, racing has seen a significant decline in the viewer and betting consumer interest. How can Data help the sport’s recover and gain a wider interest and following?WDG: I think the primary area is in the growth of live, or in-race betting. If you look at football, in a very short time span operators went from doing all their turnover ante-post, to around 80 percent of it in-play. It is a complete culture shift in the way people bet on the sport that has been driven by technology.We haven’t seen this happen with racing, and I think that is a missed opportunity. At the moment, if you want to bet in-race you are limited to the exchanges and very little in-race information. Our data can change that, and enable operators to competitively trade and offer a live racing offering. Beyond that, it can also open some interesting opportunities around gamification and augmented reality, and modernise the racing product.SBC: From a data perspective, how does racing data differ to other sports, and what are the complexities in gathering, valuing and formatting these variables?WDG: Racing offers a unique opportunity because of the nature of the format. With an around the clock schedule of races worldwide, and a short duration in which to have a bet in-play, the opportunities for increased betting turnover are huge.There are, of course, some complexities regarding gathering the data. We have an R&D team in Cambridge designing and developing the latest GNSS / GPS technology that makes all this possible. The technology is improving all the time .SBC: As a racing and data veteran, do you feel that the sport of racing needs to be reintroduced to bookmakers? WDG: I certainly feel that racing has taken a backseat in recent years from the perspective of many operators. This makes sense, given the revenue growth other verticals have enjoyed, but I believe the time has come to offer a modern racing product that is able to compete with football, tennis, casino and any other products on the market. Racing needs to embrace technology and place data at its core if it is to widen its appeal.SBC: Coming into 2017, what are your short and long term goals for TPD services and growth?WDG: We continue to expand TPD globally; we recently signed an agreement to take our technology to Argentina’s most famous racecourse. Meanwhile, we continue to develop our innovative in-race data feed for operators, that empowers operators to not only offer live betting on racing, but also trade it keenly. It is a hugely exciting time, and we believe that our data has the power to transform the racing sector in the coming months.____________________Will Duff Gordon CEO & Founder – Total Performance Data (TPD) Eamonn Wilmott departs UK Tote Group January 30, 2020 StumbleUpon Related Articles