Ian Wright has backed Arsenal’s move for Mikel Arteta (Picture: Getty)Ian Wright hopes Arsenal waste no time in appointing Mikel Arteta as manager as he believes the Spaniard has what it takes to succeed at the Emirates – and has done for some time.Arsenal are set to announce Arteta’s arrival in the next 24 hours and the 37-year-old is expected to be in dugout for the side’s clash with Everton at Goodison Park this weekend.The Gunners have been in disarray both on and off the field this season, with the club languishing down in 10th in the table, and Freddie Ljungberg has failed to steady the ship as Unai Emery’s temporary replacement.AdvertisementAdvertisementHowever, Arsenal are confident Arteta can steer the team he once captained out of trouble despite his lack of experience in top-level management.ADVERTISEMENTManchester City have been unhappy with the nature of Arsenal’s approach but the Premier League champions have refused to stand in the way of Pep Guardiola’s assistant and his ‘dream’ job.Same energy 2019!! Get it done @Arsenal https://t.co/f5x4aX8qQ4— Ian Wright (@IanWright0) December 19, 2019 Advertisement Advertisement Ian Wright responds to Arsenal fan claiming players won’t ‘respect’ Mikel Arteta Arteta first held talks to take charge at Arsenal in the summer of 2018 before the club chose to hire his compatriot Emery instead – and we all know how that ended.At the time, it was clear who Wright felt should succeed Arsene Wenger as he told Match of the Day: ‘I quite like the feel of Mikel Arteta. You’ve got to take a chance on people. We took a chance on Wenger.‘I think he’s someone that knows the club, he’s been under Guardiola for a couple of years and seen what he’s been doing.‘A couple of those players need a kick up the backside and I think he might be the man to do it.’On Thursday morning, Wright retweeted the clip with one clear message: ‘Same energy 2019!! Get it done Arsenal.’ Ian Wright has no time for the Mikel Arteta haters (Picture: Twitter)Arsenal fan @iam_henrico disagreed with Wright’s ideal managerial candidate, citing Arteta’s lack of experience as a major reason for concern.‘This is the worst gamble I have see most Arsenal players will not respect or listen to him as Arsenal manager because most of them play with him in the club,’ @iam_henrico said.‘Bring in [Mauricio] Pochettino This is Arsenal we are talking about not a Championship team or EPL team just playing not to relegated.’Wright immediately replied: ‘To be honest I don’t care what the players think – with my chest!!!!!!!’ Metro Sport ReporterThursday 19 Dec 2019 9:29 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link3.3kShares Comment Arteta is expected to be at Goodison Park for Arsenal’s clash with Everton (Picture: Getty)Tony Cascarino has urged Arteta to offload at least five players – including Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Alexandre Lacazette, Mesut Ozil, David Luiz and Shkodran Mustafi – when he takes over the reins from interim head coach Ljungberg.‘The biggest challenge he will face is dealing with the senior players,’ he told The Times.‘I remember when Ron Atkinson came into Aston Villa, he said to me immediately: “I have agreed a fee with Celtic for you.”‘That is how Arteta should approach it, starting with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Alexandre Lacazette, David Luiz, Mesut Ozil and Shkodran Mustafi.’AdvertisementAdvertisementMore: 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 CityCascarino added: ‘With Fernandinho’s contract due to expire at the end of the season, Arteta could bring him in from City to demonstrate to Arsenal’s players what it takes to be a success.‘I don’t even think he needs to give them a reason, he just needs to say, “If I find a buyer, you’re gone.”‘Lacazette has been a decent performer but Arteta will want a player who doesn’t sulk, and he could sell him for a big fee.‘It may seem drastic, but that is what Arsenal need.’MORE: Arsene Wenger compares Mohamed Salah to Lionel Messi in front of a beaming Jurgen Klopp
The RSL Art Union made the announcement in a statement with the prize – worth $2.3million – a “Queensland Trifecta” of apartments across Brisbane, the Sunshine Coast and the Gold Coast.Rented out, all three could see the pensioner earn an estimated $84,760 a year. FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON TWITTER She now also owns a unit at Marine Parade, Biggera Waters.The winner, who bought a $20 book, also won an additional $40,000 in gold that prompted her to respond: “I’ll be off my old age pension. This win couldn’t have come at a better time”. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:58Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:58 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p216p216p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenHow much do I need to retire?00:58 The pensioner has won this apartment in Brisbane’s Margaret Street.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus14 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market14 hours ago A pensioner has won three luxury units across SEQ worth $2.3million.An SEQ pensioner was hanging out her washing when she was told she’d won three luxury apartments, $425,000 in gold and a $40k gold bonus.The Gold Coast woman – who was a strong RSL advocate with a daughter-in-law, two sons and a brother in the Defence Force – took out the RSL Art Union’s draw 363 on Wednesday morning.When RSL Art Union general manager Tracey Bishop introduced herself on the phone, the winner responded “you’re not calling me to tell me I’ve won, are you?”. This unit at Caloundra is one of three she now owns.
Share Tweet Share Share LocalNews Local businessman calls for discrimination among Hatian nationals living in Dominica to cease by: – May 10, 2011 Sharing is caring! Photo credit: pwojeespwa.blogspot.comLocal businessman Petit Louis Acceus is calling for discrimination among Haitian nationals living in Dominica to stop.Acceus who is the owner of King’s Garments, says there is a bad connotation attached to the names of Haitians but he is asking the Dominican public to look beyond that as there are several good qualities in members of the Haitian community.Click here to listen to Mr. Acceus: Acceus is also calling on Caricom to do more for the people of Haiti. He says Caricom Heads fail to understand that Haiti is now part of Caricom and that they are entitled to all fair treatment like other nationals.“I am always out talking to Haitian nationals living in Dominica, as you know Caricom is not doing enough for Haitians. For example other members of Caricom they have a lot of opportunities, they can travel they can go to different places, other countries can go to other countries. But it is very difficult for Haitians to travel to other places in Caricom. The other thing I always believe for sure, we are very strong at work and if Haiti gets better Haitians will stop travelling to different places and stay in Haiti to develop something for our country. For example myself in Dominica, I have planned to organize a training seminar with the Assoicaiton of Seamstresses in Haiti because a degree in sewing. So if the other people think about the same idea I have we suppose to build something in Haiti, we will have something to do at home because when you are at home you always feel happy. So I hope that one day that will happen, it might take some time but I believe that it is possible.”Mr. Asseus is hopeful that Haiti will one day return to normalcy and that all Haitian nationals can return home to build a life for themselves.Dominica Vibes News 38 Views no discussions
Press Association McIlroy’s fourth place in the Masters is his best finish in seven appearances, while his 12 under par total was 12 shots better than last year and beat his previous best by eight shots. But the world number one never threatened to claim a first green jacket to become only the sixth player in history to win all four major titles and saw Spieth follow up his second place at Augusta 12 months ago with a record-breaking victory. Graeme McDowell believes Jordan Spieth may not be the only rival Rory McIlroy has to face as he looks to complete the career grand slam and add more majors to his collection. “There are a lot of potential eras evolving,” McDowell said. “Guys like Rickie Fowler and Dustin Johnson and Patrick Reed. I feel like the young blood is certainly strong here in the States as opposed to the rest of the world. I feel like they certainly have the young potential coming through and it’s very good for the game. “When you look at Ryder Cups I think it makes it very interesting for them. I think our nucleus remains the same going forward but they have a lot of potential young blood coming through which could really change the shape of their team. “Jordan and Rory are very difficult to compare because they are so different. I think it’s a good thing to see a guy coming through who is not Dustin or Rory, guys like that who are dominating with physicality. “We see a guy coming around who is average build, average size, hits it average distance. He’s not short but he’s not the longest player on the planet and he gets it done other ways. That’s exciting.” Spieth was ranked 44th in driving distance with an average of 282 yards, with Johnson (315 yards) top and McIlroy seventh at 297 yards. “Rory’s comparable to Tiger but I don’t think Jordan is necessarily comparable to Tiger because of the way he plays the game,” McDowell added. “I think Jordan is more comparable to a (Jack) Nicklaus or someone like that which is pretty cool.” McIlroy added: ” I played well. I can take a lot of positives from it. It is my best ever finish here. I played the last 45 holes in 15 under par. I did a lot of things I wanted to do. “I played the par‑fives well (14 under). Just left myself too much to do after 27 holes of this golf tournament. Forty on the front nine on Friday, that really left me with an uphill battle. It was just great to get in for the weekend and made the most of a great finish on Friday.”
SHAUN WRIGHT-PHILLIPS (£9million from Chelsea, August 2008) – Returned to the blue half of Manchester after leaving for Chelsea in a £21million switch in July 2005, but struggled to rediscover his best form (MISS). WAYNE BRIDGE (£12million from Chelsea, January 2009) – Bridge played just 58 appearances in four and a half years, and the latter part of his stay was spent on loan at West Ham, Sunderland and Brighton before he was allowed to join Reading on a free transfer (MISS). GARETH BARRY (£12million from Aston Villa, July 2009) – Barry proved to be a key member of the side, making 175 appearances for the club in his first four seasons before spending the 2013-14 campaign on loan at Everton, whom he later joined on a free transfer (HIT). JOLEON LESCOTT (£22million from Everton, August 2009) – Lescott was a regular for much of his five years at the Etihad Stadium, during which he made 160 appearances, but was deemed surplus to requirements amid stiff competition for starting berths last summer (HIT). ADAM JOHNSON (£7million from Middlesbrough, February 2010) – Johnson spent two and a half seasons with City, but was a peripheral figure during the latter part of his stay and leapt at the chance to return to his native north-east and join Sunderland in a £10million switch during the summer of 2012 (MISS). JAMES MILNER (£26million from Aston Villa, August 2010) – The ever-dependable Milner found new favour with current boss Manuel Pellegrini and left for Liverpool last month having 202 appearances, 87 of them as a substitute, during his five years at the club (HIT). OWEN HARGREAVES (free from Manchester United, August 2011) – Viewed by some commentators as a potential bargain when he crossed the Manchester divide, Hargreaves was once again beset by injuries and played just 157 minutes of football (MISS). JACK RODWELL (£12million from Everton, August 2012) – Touted as one of the brightest emerging talents in England, Rodwell was repeatedly hampered by injury during his two years at the Etihad, and was used in only 25 games before heading for Sunderland (MISS). SCOTT SINCLAIR (£6.2million from Swansea, August 2012) – Another young player who headed for City with a blossoming reputation, Sinclair failed to make an impact with all but three of his 19 appearances coming from the bench (MISS). FRANK LAMPARD (loan from New York City, August 2015) – Lampard was 36 years old when he arrived in a shock loan deal from partner club New York City last summer, but his eight goals – including a precious equaliser against former club Chelsea – proved his enduring quality (HIT). Here, Press Association Sport takes a look at how City have fared in the recent past with some of the home-grown players they have signed. JOE HART (£600,000 from Shrewsbury, May 2006) – Hart has established himself as City’s number one goalkeeper despite intense competition in recent years, and is fast approaching 300 appearances for the club (HIT). Fabian Delph has followed Raheem Sterling in becoming the latest Englishman to join Manchester City’s rich pool of talent. Press Association
Our Sports ReporterGUWAHATI, July 14: The All Assam Tennis Association (AATA) under its players development programme will organise a ten-day tennis coaching camp for the advanced junior players of Assam. The camp would be supervised by internationally famed tennis coach Paul Dale from Thailand. The camp will start at AATA Complex, Chachal from August 6 and would be concluded on August 15. AATA is organising regular advance tennis coaching camps under Dale from 2016 and it will be the sixth camps which will be held under the supervision of Thailand-coach. AATA secretary Ankush Dutta informed that the Assam players are showing much improved performance in the National level tournaments after Dale joined hands with AATA in its player’s developmental programme. AATA will select 24 junior players from different age groups as per their present rankings to attend the camp.
JEFF SCHORFHEIDE/Herald file photoFreshman kicker Philip Welch has kicked his Wisconsin career off with a bang. Following an illustrious high school career in Fort Collins, Colo., during which he was named first team EA Sports All-American and second-team All-American according to USA Today, Welch was able to beat out upperclassman Matt Fischer for the starting job.“I was just trying to relax, and as it got closer towards the season, I started to pick it up and bit and started to focus more,” Welch said.Welch hasn’t looked back since. In a season of ups and downs for the Badgers, Welch has been a dependable asset to the team. In 14 field goal attempts, Welch has converted on all but two of them. Not only has he been extremely accurate with his kicks, he has also shown his leg strength by kicking a 50-yarder at Fresno State and adding a 52-yarder at Michigan. Welch’s four field goals at Michigan tied a school record for field goals in a game.The freshman kicker was named the University of Wisconsin’s co-special teams player of week following this past weekend’s game against Iowa. Welch hit three field goals, a 42-yarder, a 40-yarder and a 35-yarder. Welch also had a stellar average of 70 yards per kickoff and connected on his one PAT attempt.While Welch has proven he can come through in many situations and many different places on the field, he thinks it is very important to be kicking more PATs and fewer field goals.“It would definitely be better if I was kicking more extra points,” Welch said. “Like the Michigan game or the Ohio State game — if we had turned those into touchdowns, then we would have won those games.”Defensive standout Chris Maragos also realizes the importance of finishing drives but understands the significance of having such a talented kicker.“Any time you’re an offensive player, obviously you want to score a touchdown, but I think what’s great about having a guy like him is that when we’re not in a position to score a touchdown, we have a great field goal kicker that can get us points,” Maragos said. “When the opportunity arises for a field goal, it’s great to have a great field goal kicker.”Welch redshirted last season, as the Badgers were fortunate enough to have future NFL kicker Taylor Mehlhaff, but the young kicker was able to pick up a few things in his redshirt season.“Definitely being behind him taught me a lot, like how to handle the pressures of college football,” Welch said. “Seeing him do well and hearing people compare myself to him is pretty awesome.”Before Welch is put on the same level as Mehlhaff, he and his teammates know there is always room for improvement.“Of course, I mean, he can always improve in all areas,” Fischer said. “He’s doing an especially good job with the field goals this year, but I’m sure he’d tell you the same thing — that he can still improve in all areas.”Being a freshman starting in one of the most pressure-packed positions in all of football, Welch is still able to be a great teammate and leader. Freshman punter Brad Nortman has found Welch to be a great teammate, leader and friend.“He’s doing great as a leader,” Nortman said. “He was here for a whole year when I came in, so he let me know how everything went. He’s been a great friend to me, and I’ve been able to learn a lot of things from him, and he’s really taken me in as a good teammate.”The season has not gone exactly how the Badgers would have pictured it to be, but Welch has remained focused on the bigger picture.“Hopefully we can go undefeated the rest of the year and make it to a bowl game,” said Welch. “And for myself, I just have to keep making all of my kicks.”As much as he may want to, Welch cannot control much of what goes on the field. He does know if the Badgers hope to turn things around he needs to keep doing his job.“I don’t talk much,” Welch said. “But by kicking well and doing what I need to, hopefully I can motivate the team.”
Facebook0Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by Saint Martin’s UniversityTwo Saint Martin’s University faculty members have been accepted into the international Fulbright Scholar Program.Saint Martin’s University professor, Dr. Jeff Birkenstein, will be teaching and conducting research in Russia.Jeff Birkenstein, Ph.D., associate professor of English and chair of the English Department, and Dan Windisch, Ed.D., professor of education and director of the School Guidance and Counseling Program, join the ranks of the approximately 318,000 scholars worldwide who have participated in the program since it was established in 1946 under legislation introduced by then-Senator J. William Fulbright, of Arkansas.The Fulbright Program is the flagship international exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government and is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and other countries. Participants, who are chosen for their academic merit and leadership potential, are given the opportunity to study, teach and conduct research, exchange ideas and contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns. The program awards about 8,000 new grants every year and the term “Fulbright Program” encompasses a variety of exchange programs.Birkenstein has been awarded a grant under the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program to teach and conduct research in Russia at the Institute of Foreign Languages of Petrozavodsk State University, formerly known as Karelian State Pedagogical Academy, during the 2013-2014 academic year. Birkenstein will be teaching advanced English Language Learning courses in writing, speaking and oral argumentation to English-speaking Russian students who are studying to be English language teachers and professors. He will also be teaching literature courses with a concentration in American and Russian short stories. His research, conducted in conjunction with Professor Igor Krasnov, will explore the differences and similarities of Russian and American cultures in the classroom while seeking ways to bridge the divides and capitalize on the mutual strengths.“I’ll be teaching classes to students who speak excellent English,” Birkenstein says. “Russia has a long and influential history in the short story and to meld Russian and American writers together into a single class with Russian students, yet taught in English, will be an exciting and educational opportunity for me and, hopefully, my Russian students.”“Students will not only hear the perspective of an American on some of the stories they have known most of their lives but, in turn, I will no doubt gain an ever richer understanding of the nuance and cultural weight in the stories, which I will then be able to take back to my own classes in the United States,” says Birkenstein.“Dr. Birkenstein is one of our most popular and versatile teachers, with a breadth of interests, intellectual energy and all-round excellence that are sure to engage and inspire his Russian students. The range of his writing is broad; the approach, vivid; the quality, high,” says Eric Apfelstadt, Ph.D., dean of the Saint Martin’s College of Arts and Sciences. “Birkenstein is a true scholarly teacher, of the sort we are proud to have on our faculty. His recognition by the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program, as that of Dr. Katya Shkurkin, who received a similar scholarship to teach at the School of Social Work in Riga, Latvia, in 2004, is a reminder of the quality of professor with whom Saint Martin’s students enjoy close personal and working relationships on a daily basis.”Dan Windisch will be listed for five years as an education and counseling specialist.Windisch, who was accepted into the Fulbright Specialist Program, a short-term complement to the traditional Fulbright Scholar Program, will be listed on the Fulbright Specialist Roster for five years as an education and counseling specialist.As a Fulbright Specialist, Windisch is eligible for a grant to engage in a short-term, collaborative, two- to six-week project at an institution abroad. Although he does not have immediate plans for the potential grant opportunity, Windisch anticipates using the grant to support work in Tanzania. To that end, Windisch will visit Tanzania June 24 to July 3 to explore the feasibility of helping to develop a Western-style counseling program for both the college of medicine and the education facility at Saint Augustine University.“Currently, Tanzania does not have Western-style counseling approaches taught in their colleges and universities and, based on talks with Fr. Hugo Lungu, a priest from Tanzania who completed his Master of Arts in Counseling here at Saint Martin’s last year, there is a need for this to be a part of the post-secondary curriculum,” says Windisch, who is acting on a request made in March by the Archbishop of Songea, Tanzania, for Windisch to make an initial, exploratory visit to the university. During the same trip, Windisch will accompany his wife, Susan Leyster, director of service immersion programs at Saint Martin’s, to Saint Anne’s Orphanage and School in Chipole, Tanzania, to set up a month-long service trip for Saint Martin’s students next summer.Windisch’s international travel teaching experiences and service learning experiences were contributing factors to his receiving a Fulbright grant. He has served as a faculty leader and instructor on Saint Martin’s trips to Italy, Germany, Austria, France, Portugal, Wales, Ireland and England.“Dr. Windisch has been instrumental in developing a program well known for candidates with the knowledge and skills to become caring and compassionate counselors,” says Joyce Westgard, Ed.D., dean of the College of Education and Professional Psychology. “I am excited by the possibility that he will have the opportunity to cultivate those same counseling skills in Tanzania.”Saint Martin’s University is an independent four-year, coeducational university located on a wooded campus of more than 300 acres in Lacey, Washington. Established in 1895 by the Catholic Order of Saint Benedict, the University is one of 14 Benedictine colleges and universities in the United States and Canada, and the only one west of the Rocky Mountains. Saint Martin’s University prepares students for successful lives through its 23 majors and seven graduate programs spanning the liberal arts, business, education, nursing and engineering. Saint Martin’s welcomes more than 1,100 undergraduate students and 400 graduate students from many ethnic and religious backgrounds to its Lacey campus, and 300 more undergraduate students to its extension campuses located at Joint Base Lewis-McChord and Centralia College. Visit the Saint Martin’s University website at www.stmartin.edu.
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