10 months agoArsenal Transfer Watch: Four centre-backs to help Emery’s injury crisis

first_imgArsenal Transfer Watch: Four centre-backs to help Emery’s injury crisisby Phillip Ekuwem10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveFollowing Rob Holding’s injury earlier this month, Arsenal will undoubtedly be on the lookout for a new centre-back this – on that note, here’s a look at four centre-backs the Gunners could sign come January:Gary CahillGary Cahill is yet to start a Premier League game this season having been handed just 21 minutes of playing time by Italian tactician Maurizio Sarri. Strangely enough, despite evidently not being part of Sarri’s plans, Cahill still remains the club’s official captain – most probably in a bid to avoid any sort of disruptions in the dressing room’s harmony.Cahill is 33-years-old, and whilst that may mean he isn’t an ideal centre-half for a club of Arsenal’s stature – his experience could prove to be vital for the Gunners should they make a move for him after all. Despite not being in Sarri’s plans, he remains a top-class defender capable of doing a great job when called upon.Video courtesy of CFCVideosIINathan AkeEver since his move from Chelsea to Bournemouth, Nathan Ake has proven to be one of the best young defenders in the Premier League. Boasting of good pace and passing ability as exemplified by his 81% pass completion rate this season, Ake would be an excellent addition to Arsenal’s defensive set-up.Of course, his performances have not gone unnoticed by Arsenal’s rivals with Spurs, Manchester United and Ake’s former club Chelsea apparently keen on signing the 23-year-old. Video Courtesy of Top ScoreEric BaillyEric Bailly’s debut season at Old Trafford was one to remember. He was undoubtedly Manchester United’s best defender last season, often battling it out with strikers of all sizes and keeping things tidy at the back for the Red Devils.He’s been unable to replicate that form this season having been sidelined by Jose Mourinho who only recently got relieved of his duties as Manchester United manager.With the January transfer window coming up, what would have been termed an impossible move last season could be quite possible considering Bailly’s current standing in the Manchester United squad. Bailly’s got plenty of talent that Unai Emery could work with plus he’s got top-level experience having played in important games for United. Video Courtesy of HNFootballNico ElvediSwiss youngster Nico Elveidi has enjoyed a great season at Borussia Monchengladbach so far having started 14 of the club’s league games.Gladbach currently sit 3rd on the Bundesliga table three points adrift of Bavarian giants Bayern Munich, who also happen to share the same defensive record with Gladbach having let in just 18 goals this term, the joint-second least amount of goals conceded in the first-half of the Bundesliga season.Elvedi is a strong ball-playing defender as evidenced by his 91.1% pass success rate – he’s also quite good in the air as he currently averages 2.6 won per 90 minutes.He’d be an excellent addition to Unai Emery’s back three considering he’s good at distributing the ball. TagsTransfersOpinionAbout the authorPhillip Ekuwem FollowShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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Search suspended for man reported missing near Kinuseo Falls

first_imgCpl. Saunderson said that after an extensive search conducted on the water with jet boats and in the air with a helicopter and a fixed-wing aircraft, officials have suspended the search because the condition of the river is hampering search efforts at this time.She added that Search and Rescue officials plan to return to the area to search once the river levels are safe to do so. TUMBLER RIDGE, B.C. – The search for a Dawson Creek man who went missing near Kinuseo Falls over the weekend has been suspended.North District RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Madonna Saunderson said in a release that the RCMP and Search and Rescue units have suspended the official search for a 29-year-old man who is believed to have fallen into the Murray River near Kinuseo Falls sometime Saturday night or early Sunday morning. The RCMP were notified about the missing camper at around 6:30 on Sunday morning.Police Dog Services and swift water response teams with local Search and Rescue units were immediately called to the scene and managed to locate items believed to belong to the missing man.last_img read more

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Man arrested on multiple drug charges in High Level

first_imgCooke has since been released and will be appearing in High Level Provincial Court on August 20th. HIGH LEVEL, A.B. – A Toronto man is facing a number of drug charges after Mounties in High Level executed a search warrant earlier this week in relation to an ongoing drug trafficking investigation.According to Constable Dan Gillingham with the High Level RCMP, officers conducted the raid at a home in the Deer Glen Trailer park, where police seized what was believed to be 43 grams of cocaine, along with other substances believed to cannabis, psilocybin mushrooms, weapons, drug paraphernalia indicative of drug trafficking, surveillance items and $5,800 cash. The street value of the drugs seized was approximately $4,000.29-year-old Toronto resident Zoran Cooke is facing two counts each of: possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking, possession of a dangerous weapon, and possession of cannabis, along with a single count of possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000.last_img read more

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NEAT’s Learn to Can Series

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Northern Environmental Action Team has brought back their canning and preserving sessions they share are designed for beginner and novice canners.With three different hands-on workshops, there is something to learn about canning, fermenting and pressure canning. Learn to CanCovers the basics of water bath canning and provides a broad overview of safe methods perfect for beginner or novice canners. $40 Tuesday, August 27th, 2019 – 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm at the Calvary Baptist ChurchLearn to FermentCovers the basics of the fermenting process including science and safety. This class is perfect for those that have never fermented or have been experimenting and would like to learn more. $35Thursday, September 12th, 2019 and Tuesday, September 17th, 2019, 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm at the Calvary Baptist ChurchLearn to Pressure CanThis class builds on the Learn to Can and specifically focuses on pressure canning. You will learn how to safely and confidently can low acid items like soup stock and meat. While Learn to Can is not a prerequisite, it is recommended that participants have a basic knowledge/experience of canning. Thursday, September 26th, 2019, 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm at the Calvary Baptist Church To view the FB event page to select the session you would like to attend and purchase tickets; CLICK HERElast_img read more

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Will take call on Dhoni’s participation vs DC: Fleming

first_imgChennai: Chennai Super Kings head coach Stephen Fleming Tuesday said captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni had been “pretty sick” last week and a call on his participation in the game against Delhi Capitals on Wednesday will be taken before the toss. “Dhoni is progressing and he’s been pretty sick during this week. We will make a call on him tomorrow. He is progressing which is good,” Fleming told reporters on eve of the game against Delhi Capitals. Dhoni didn’t take part in Tuesday’s training session and also missed the practice on Monday. Also Read – We will push hard for Kabaddi”s inclusion in 2024 Olympics: RijijuHe also said the performance in the game against Mumbai Indians (which CSK lost) on April 26 was not due to the couple of changes forced on the team with Dhoni being ruled out for the second time this season. “We had a couple of changes forced upon us in the last game, but the performance was not due to the fact that we had made those changes. We are more comfortable going into this game. We have been pretty good, from success-wise, here at Chepauk. “Sometimes, just getting jolted out of the rhythm can be a good thing. Coming down the business end of the tournament, there is a lot on the line each game, so we are well aware of getting the selections right. We want to be as consistent as possible,” he said. He added: “Faf’s been fine. Whenever he wears a singlet, means he is in good shape. Jadeja’s training well. They are definitely into consideration for tomorrow.”last_img read more

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Shows you can watch with moms this Mother’s Day

first_imgWe know that you like spending time in front of the screen – binge watching your favourite shows more than anything else. But as it is Mother’s Day, do the same thing in a different way. Try and engage her in watching some of the best web shows that are trending with you.Here is a list of series which you can binge watch with her: Blackish: Started back in 2014, ‘Blackish’ which is aired on American Broadcasting Company (ABC) is in its fifth season right now. Also Read – The Puja carnivalAddressing contemporary cultural issues with comedy, the show talks about a mother – Dr Rainbow Johnson, who raises her five children with a post-modern view of race and equality. Mom: Telecasted on CBS, Christy, a newly-sober single mother, attempts to pull her life together by trying to stay away from alcohol, raising her children with good values and forgiving her estranged mother, Bonnie. Modern Family: Claire Dunphy’s neurotic parenting style – balanced out by her goofy husband Phil – is one of the funniest parts of Modern Family, as viewers watch the couple’s three children transition from adolescence to young adults. Also Read – Wave City brings special offers this NavratraMom & co.: It is an Indian web show which takes it audience to the journey of transforming mother-son relationship as they start their own tiffin service company – Aai’s Kitchen. We are sure your moms will love this show and might get inspired to do something new in their life. So, get ready to have a great day with mom, few good shows, soft drinks and pop corns. Who knows this might become the most memorable mother’s day for your mom.last_img read more

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Ohio State spun out of AP Top 25 Poll after Miami loss

Under the direction of first-year head coach Luke Fickell, Ohio State football entered 2011 touting the slogan “Shock the world.” The biggest shock of the season so far was the Buckeyes’ Saturday loss and the accompanying uncertainty they now face. OSU began the season with an impressive Week 1 win against Akron, bolstering the lofty expectations of some in Buckeye Nation. The follow-up performance was a too-close-for-comfort win against in-state rival Toledo. And then came Saturday’s game against the Miami Hurricanes. The unranked Hurricanes took control of the battle of embattled programs in the first quarter as senior quarterback Jacory Harris completed two three-yard touchdown passes to sophomore wide receiver Allen Hurns to give Miami a 14-0 lead, and eventually a 24-6 win. The Miami defense held the then-No. 17-ranked OSU offense down throughout the game, limiting redshirt senior quarterback Joe Bauserman and true freshman quarterback Braxton Miller to 4-of-18 passing for 35 yards and 209 total yards of offense. Junior running back Jordan Hall featured on OSU’s first scoring drive of the game, carrying seven times on a 16-play drive that sophomore Drew Basil capped with a 22-yard field goal. Hall, along with sophomore defensive back Corey Brown and junior defensive back Travis Howard, were each suspended for the Buckeyes’ first two games for receiving white envelopes containing $200 from a university booster at a Feb. 19 charity event in Cleveland. Daniel Herron, DeVier Posey, Mike Adams and Solomon Thomas will remain suspended until the team’s Oct. 8 game at Nebraska for selling OSU football memorabilia and receiving improper benefits in the form of tattoos. The mock hurricane siren that called fans to cheer throughout the game at Sun Life Stadium was, perhaps, a harbinger for the Buckeyes. “(Miami) kept making plays … and we didn’t execute,” linebacker and game captain Tyler Moeller said. “You can never get too high or never get too low. I know I’m going to fight and I know my teammates are going to fight. We’re not going to give up.” Bauserman agreed. “Plain and simple, we didn’t execute,” he said. “We didn’t finish. It was frustrating for everybody.” Equally shocking to Saturday’s result was the Sunday revelation that OSU had fallen from the Associated Press’ Top 25 poll for the first time in nearly seven years. Few would have predicted that after the Akron win. The Buckeyes managed a convincing 42-0 win against the Zips at Ohio Stadium to open their season despite the offseason suspensions and distractions. Junior tight end Jake Stoneburner snagged three touchdowns receptions in the game — a modern-day record for an OSU tight end. Miller made his debut in Scarlet and Gray, and tossed his first career touchdown pass to fellow freshman Devin Smith. The Buckeyes ascended to the No. 15 spot in the Associated Press’ Top 25 poll the following week, and all appeared to be right in Buckeye Nation. But the team’s steady regression began. Week 2 saw the Buckeyes battle Mid-American Conference favorite, Toledo. OSU hung on for a 27-22 victory, but only just — John Simon keyed a last-minute defensive stop as the Rockets came to within 16 yards of what would have been the game winning score. “We knew we had to stop them or they were going to win the game,” Simon said. “The secondary did a great job in coverage and getting me some extra time to get back there.” Simon hurried sophomore Toledo quarterback Terrance Owens on fourth down, forcing an incomplete pass and a turnover on downs with 48 seconds remaining to clinch the win. “We knew it was going to be a challenge,” Fickell said after the game. “We’re excited about how the guys fought, how they battled and how they kept their chins up.” There was no excitement in Columbus, or in the Buckeyes’ locker room, after Saturday’s game against Miami, though. To be sure, Fickell was always going to be hard-pressed to fill the shoes of former coach Jim Tressel. However, Fickell has contributed to the uncertainty that now surrounds the team. After beating Akron, Fickell declared that OSU would continue to utilize both Bauserman and Miller at quarterback. One week later, Miller did not play a single down against Toledo, a decision which Fickell said was a “gut feeling.” Fickell then said that sophomore running back Carlos Hyde was the team’s starter after narrowly defeating Toledo, though Hall ended up with the start against Miami. The Buckeyes now face a new challenge: responding to defeat. “You really find out what kind of character you have from a loss,” Fickell said. “We’re not going to sit here and point fingers at anyone in particular. We know we have to get a lot better. We’ve got to get a lot better as a team.” The Buckeyes’ (2-1) character will be tested again on Saturday as it closes the non-conference portion of its schedule against Colorado at the ‘Shoe. Kickoff is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. and the game will be televised by ABC. read more

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Paulinho says Philippe Coutinho is amazing

first_imgThe Brazil midfielder Paulinho has praised fellow countryman Philippe Coutinho as “amazing” and said that he is excited to play alongside his club teammate.The Barcelona duo, who were both included by Tite in Brazil’s 23-man World Cup squad, are expected to take part in the country’s opening game against Switzerland on Sunday.Paulinho, speaking to The Mirror, revealed that Tite plans to use him as an “organiser” to allow Coutinho to roam further up the field, according to Sports mole.“Tite asked me to be more of an organiser — to let others be free around me,” the midfielder said.“And this is what will happen with this Brazil team. We want to release Coutinho because he has amazing skills. Tite wants him to be nearer the goal.Neymar, BrazilNeymar can win the Ballon d’Or, says Ander Herrera Andrew Smyth – September 13, 2019 An “excited” Ander Herrera believes new Paris Saint-Germain team-mate Neymar is a contender for the Ballon d’Or alongside Kylian Mbappe.“This will happen in matches. It’s not a ­problem. I can do that job. All I want to do is help Brazil.“And of course the ­manager decides who plays but in my opinion, Philippe Coutinho – he rocks.”Brazil are one of the favourites to lift the World Cup trophy for the sixth time in their history.last_img read more

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Brendan Rodgers hails Celtics very pleasing win over Alashkert

first_imgCeltic manager Brendan Rodgers praised his side’s 3-0 win over Alashkert FC in Tuesday’s first leg of their first qualifying round in the Champions League as “very pleasing”Odsonne Edouard, James Forrest and Callum McGregor were the goalscorers in extremely hot conditions at Yerevan to hand the SPL champions a big advantage heading into next week’s return leg.Rodgers believes that emerging victorious in such challenging conditions is a testament to his players, but conceded that they still have some way to go before they are back to top form.The Northern Irishman told BBC: “It was very pleasing because, of the three first-round ties we have played, that was the most difficult,”Top 5 Atletico Madrid players to watch in next week’s UCL Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 With the Champions League about to start, we need to start talking about the Top 5 Atletico Madrid players to watch in the competition.Atletico…“To play in that heat and end up controlling the game was pleasing. We concentrated well and scored three very good goals.“We have a long way to go to get to full capacity, but they kept pushing and got their rewards.”Celtic and Alashkert will meet at Celtic Park on Wednesday, July 18 for the second leg.last_img read more

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Moratti unfazed by Juves treble winning prospects

first_imgFormer Inter Milan President Massimo Moratti is not bothered by the chances of Juventus landing a treble suggesting records are made to be broken or equalled.Inter won the Scudetto, the Coppa Italia and the Champions League in 2010 under Mourinho, the first and so far only Italian club to achieve that feat.Juve came close to winning the treble on two occasions in 2015 and 2017 but narrowly missed out on those occasions thereby settling for the double.With the addition of Cristiano Ronaldo to the squad, many bookmakers and pundits are tipping the Bianconeri to win the most prestigious competition in club football again.Lukaku is unfairly criticised – Berbatov Obinna Echi – August 4, 2019 Ex-Manchester United striker Dimitar Berbatov feels Romelu Lukaku has been “unfairly criticised” during his time at Old Trafford.  The Belgian striker who is closing in…“Why would I be afraid?” Moratti asked, speaking to reporters after the Festival dello Sport in Trento.“Records are made to be beaten or equalled. It’s something that could happen, but for now it hasn’t happened.“Right now they’re unreachable in the league, or at least I think they are. Right now it’s difficult to reach the Bianconeri’s level.”last_img read more

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