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Advertisement Comment Freddie Ljungberg explains bizarre Arsenal team selection for Everton match Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 21 Dec 2019 11:53 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1kShares Freddie LjungberG picked a youthful Arsenal team against Everton (Picture: Sky Sports)Freddie Ljungberg sent a pointed message to Arsenal’s under-performing stars by revealing he wanted a team that would ‘fight’ against a resurgent Everton this afternoon.Arsenal’s interim head coach takes charge of the first team for the final time on Saturday with new head coach Mikel Arteta watching from the Goodison Park stands, following confirmation of his appointment on Friday.Ljungberg made five changes to the side which was taken to pieces by Manchester City at the Emirates last weekend.Without any recognised full-backs due to the injury enforced absences of Sead Kolasinac, Kieran Tierney and Hector Bellerin, Bukayo Saka and Ainsley Maitland-Niles will take their place in a back four with Calum Chambers partnering David Luiz.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTEmile Smith Rowe, meanwhile, makes his first ever Premier League start, flanked by Gabriel Martinelli and Reiss Nelson with captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang leading the line.🚨 Five changes from #ARSMCI…⬅️ Sokratis, Kolasinac, Guendouzi, Pepe, Ozil➡️ David Luiz, Saka, Xhaka, Nelson, Smith Rowe#EVEARS— Arsenal (@Arsenal) December 21, 2019 Advertisement That means places on the bench for Alexandre Lacazette, record signing Nicolas Pepe and Matteo Guendouzi, while Mesut Ozil wasn’t included in the squad due to a foot injury.Explaining his selection, Ljungberg said: ‘Of course you always want to win. We know Mikel will be the manger and it’s a bit of a special situation. We will do everything we can to get a result.‘We have spoken a bit, not too much. He is here watching and wants what is best for the team.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‘We have a lot of injuries. We have Tierney and Hector out and also Mesut has something with his foot but we have things happening there so he wouldn’t have been in the squad today anyway.‘Everton were a little bit old style when I was playing. Very direct, playing a lot of long balls and always fighting.‘I wanted a team who would work hard and fight for the second balls when needed.’MORE: The warning Mikel Arteta gave to Arsenal players before Everton clashMORE: Mikel Arteta set daunting Champions League target by Arsenal chief Raul Sanllehi read more
Economy, Jobs That Pay, Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced the approval of five loans to minority-owned small businesses through the Pennsylvania Minority Business Development Authority (PMBDA) that will help the businesses grow, thrive, and create jobs across the commonwealth.“The PMBDA is a vital program that helps ensure every business owner in Pennsylvania has access to the resources he or she needs to thrive,” Governor Wolf said. “When we empower our minority-owned businesses through programs like these, we not only help create jobs and grow our economy, but we signal to the rest of the country that Pennsylvania is open for business – to everyone.”The following loans were approved:Allegheny CountySalem’s Market and Grill, LLC, a butcher and ethnic grocery market in Pittsburgh, was approved for a $184,500 loan to renovate its operating facility to provide ample space for food preparation, food packaging and display, inventories, and meat preparation equipment. The project is expected to create two full-time jobs within three years and retain the company’s 24 existing jobs. The total project cost is $284,000.Berks CountyBerks Barber School, LLC was approved for an $85,000 loan for the purchase and acquisition of the building that currently houses Charlie Haynes Barber School, which will be available following the imminent retirement of the owner, Charlie Haynes. The owner of Berks Barber School, Samuel DeLaCruz, was a graduate of Charlie Haynes Barber School and plans on continuing the tradition of operation a barber school at that location. The school is also anticipated to provide low-cost barber services to residents in the area. The project is expected to create two full-time jobs within three years. The total project cost is $100,000.Lehigh CountyPharma-Med, Inc. was approved for a $250,000 loan for building renovation, the purchase of new manufacturing equipment, and finance working capital. The renovation work will involve numerous upgrades and improvements to its 4,500-square-foot commercial building. Specific work to be performed includes replacement of gas boiler, HVAC system, and numerous other upgrades to the facility to include bathrooms, lobby area, celling and carpeting. The project is expected to create two new full-time jobs and retain five existing full-time employees within three years at the project site. The total project cost is $280,000.PhiladelphiaThe Enterprise Center Capital Corporation (TEC-CC), an affiliate of the nonprofit economic development organization The Enterprise Center, was approved for a $400,000 loan to provide low-interest loans to minority-owned businesses in Philadelphia, Delaware, and Montgomery counties. TEC-CC’s mission is to cultivate and invest in minority entrepreneurs by stimulating collaboration for economic growth, improving access to capital, strengthening businesses, stabilizing income base in the communities around the region, increasing employment, and contributing to the economic revitalization of distressed communities in Philadelphia and surrounding regions. It offers business education, management support and connections, and provides debt and equity capital that businesses need to start, grow, and succeed in the marketplace. The total project cost is $500,000.Kitchen Corners, Inc, a startup that provides shared kitchen memberships to established food businesses and contracting services to the public and the private sector, was approved for a $220,000 loan to renovate a garage space into a commercial rental kitchen that offers prep space, efficient cooking elements, baking equipment, and cold/dry storage rooms. The company plans to offer its clients a clean and eco-friendly environment to prepare their food and a wide array of services which include facility management, processing of food products for the consumer market, cooking classes and demonstrations, and social media branding and marketing support. The project is expected to create seven full-time jobs over the next three years. The total project cost is $247,250.The PMBDA administers low-interest loan financing to businesses owned and operated by ethnic minorities, in order to stimulate job creation and entrepreneurial development. Governor Wolf has prioritized the empowerment of minority-owned small businesses through Executive Order 2015-11, “Diversity, Inclusion and Small Business Opportunities in Commonwealth Procurement and in Pennsylvania’s Economy.”For more information about PMBDA and other Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) initiatives, visit the DCED website or follow the department on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, and YouTube. Governor Wolf Announces Funding to Minority-Owned Small Businesses, Promoting Job Creation and Economic Growth Through Diversity SHARE Email Facebook Twitter July 27, 2018 read more
<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>Ocean Energy Systems is predicting strong advances in ocean energy in 2020, driven by public and private sector funding.The last OES annual report highlights significant international investment including $25 million pledged by the US Department of Energy to support 12 ‘next-generation’ marine energy projects and Wave Energy Scotland committing £7.7 million in two wave energy machines next year.The European Commission is further investing in a broad set of initiatives and deployments to support this work.OES chairman Henry Jeffrey from the University of Edinburgh said the network is currently working on a series of projects with partners across the 25 member countries:“In the last 12 months we have seen major progress with global tidal projects achieving extensive operating hours and wave technology progressing in large-scale laboratory and offshore test sites,” he said. “A growing range of devices is now being tested in open water with an acceleration of cross-border R&D projects supported by the European Commission.“OES has also been working closely with the US Department of Energy, Wave Energy Scotland and the European Commission to achieve an internationally accepted approach of performance metrics for ocean energy development. This will be of high value to technology developers, investors and funders. We expect to see many more advances that are positive in 2020 with large investments being made by governments around the world.”The OES was launched in 2001 as a technology collaboration programme of the International Energy Agency (IEA). It was created in response to increased ocean wave and tidal current energy activity primarily in Denmark, Portugal and the United Kingdom. The organisation now consists of 25 members including specialists from government departments, national energy agencies, as well as research and scientific bodies.“Working internationally enables nations to pool talent and resources to address global challenges that no country can tackle alone,” said Jeffrey. “This is why OES is firmly focused on uniting forces to advance research, development and demonstration of conversion technologies. Our underlying mission is to make ocean power a cost-effective, reliable and low-carbon source of energy generation for the whole world.” read more
TVNZ One News 4 August 2016Family First Comment: A much better solution than assisted suicide. Hospices are getting 60 new palliative care positions as part of a $76 million budget boost.Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says hospices make a huge difference ensuring terminally ill people are as free from pain and suffering as possible.“They also provide valuable care and support for family and friends,” he said today.The $76 million was allocated in the 2015 budget, spread over four years. Dr Coleman says an additional $52 million has been allocated to hospices to ensure sustainability.https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/hospices-get-more-palliative-care-staffKeep up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.
The 37-year-old Zamora was caught on the strength of an arrest warrant around 1:40 p.m. on June 11. ILOILO City – Police arrested a man charged with rape in Barangay Zaragosa, Bugasong, Antique. No bail bond was recommended for the temporary liberty of Garry Zamora, a resident of the village, police said. He was detained in the lockup cell of the Bugasong police station./PN
A win for Libya and a possible win at home in the last group match against South Africa may edge South Africa out considering the fact that they have a tough home duel against Nigeria in November while coast seems to be clear for Super Eagles to get the vital home win against Seychelles in the last group match.South Africa still top the group with eight points pending the match between Nigeria with six points and Libya with four points which comes up in less than an hour.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Femi SolajaWith less than 30 minutes to the Libya versus Super Eagles of Nigeria match in Sfax In Tunisia, the goalless draw posted by South Africa against a resilient Seychelles side in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualification Group E match at the Stade Linite in Victoria, Seychelles, on Tuesday may have thrown the tickets in the group wide open.The draw saw the Pirates of Seychelles remain bottom on the group standings, while Bafana Bafana of South Africa are still top pending the outcome of the other match between Libya and Nigeria.Should Nigeria secure a victory against host Libya in Tunisia, it takes Super Eagles to the top of the log with nine points but should the Mediterranean Knights win the match, it thus means that all the three teams are in position to grab the two slot in the group. read more
Duro IkhazuagbePortuguese star, Bruno Fernandes, has been voted winner of Manchester United’s Goal of the Month of June.As reported by THISDAY last Friday, Fernandes’ second goal against Brighton was selected as the best United’s goal for the month of June to effectively dethrone Odion Ighalo who won it last in March before the lockdown due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Football fans familiar with the Red Devils’ goals history tipped Fernandes’ volley against Brighton as the most likely winner despite sentiments favoring any of Anthony Martial’s first hat-trick goals for United.Fernandes who joined the Old Trafford team from Sporting CP last January scored a brace in that victory over Brighton but it was the beauty of that second goal that stood him apart from the other nominees including Harry Maguire who scored the late 118th minute winner against Norwich to send the Red Devils to the semi final of the FA Cup; Anthony Martial’s hat trick goals against Sheffield United; Mason Greenwood’s strike against Brighton and Ighalo’s opening goal in that 2-1 FA Cup victory over Norwich.Of the five goals scored by Ighalo since his January transfer deadline day loan switch to Old Trafford, it is worth bearing in mind that only two have not been shortlisted for the Goal of the Month – his strike against Club Brugge and one of his efforts in the win at Derby County.The AFCON 2019 top scorer who has accumulated 13 appearances in a Manchester United shirt, won the Goal of the Month award for March 2020 for his effort against LASK in the Europa League.That was United’s last game before the lockdown caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.It is even icing on Ighalo’s cake getting into the main stream Manchester United’s starting line up given how several legends of the Red Devils thought Ole Gunnar Solskjaer made a mistake taking him in on loan from Chinese Super League club Shanghai Shenhua.The Nigerian has since surpassed expectations to earn a loan extension till January 31 next year.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram read more
Published on November 4, 2019 at 7:36 pm Contact Will: firstname.lastname@example.org Syracuse defender Mae Batherson was named College Hockey America Rookie of the Week.The Canadian freshman had three points in two games this past weekend against RIT. In game one of the home-and-home, Batherson recorded an assist on Victoria Klimek’s second-period goal that brought the Orange to within one. Later that same game, in the third period, Batherson scored her first collegiate goal in Syracuse’s eventual loss to RIT. The next day in Rochester, Batherson would score on the power play in the second period, the first goal of SU’s 3-0 win over the Tigers.While her efficiency in the offensive zone is clear, Batherson also made plenty of hard-nose defensive plays this week to help her earn the award. On Oct. 29 against Union, Batherson put herself in front of two shots for successful blocks, aiding in Syracuse’s 5-0 win. The freshman blueliner looks to build up the Orange’s defensive core for the remainder of the season and aims to put Syracuse in a strong spot during CHA conference play. Hopefully for her, the defense can take her lead, and start challenging opposing shots with more confidence. “[We] definitely need to focus a lot on the D zone,” Batherson said. “It’s getting pucks out blocking shots whenever we can.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ read more
World number one Simona Halep has another chance to finally land her first Grand Slam title after beating Garbine Muguruza in the French Open semi-finals and she faces Sloane Stephens in today’s final after the US Open champion beat Madison Keys 6-4 6-4.Halep has lost three previous Grand Slam finals, including two at Roland Garros in 2014 and 2017.‘One of my best matches on clay’The Romanian arrived in Paris as the top seed and the leading player on the WTA Tour this year, hoping this would be the moment she finally lands her first major.She further proved her credentials with a dominant, yet gutsy, win over 2016 champion Muguruza, who failed to hold serve in the first set.“I think I played one of my best matches on clay,” Halep said. “Every day I play better and that makes me happy.”One thing Halep will not want to dwell on is the fact she has won only one of her past eight finals – including a defeat by Jelena Ostapenko in last year’s Roland Garros showpiece.Halep also lost to five-time Grand Slam champion Maria Sharapova in 2014, while she was also beaten in this year’s Australian Open final by Caroline Wozniacki.“I have more experience now,” she said. “I feel calm. I feel that I have to enjoy this victory because it’s a great match.“And I have two more days until I will play the final. So I will relax and then we will see what is going to happen Saturday. But for sure, I will fight for every ball.” Muguruza undone by ‘lightning’ startHalep spent an hour longer on court than Muguruza in their respective quarter-finals on Wednesday, needing three sets to beat German 12th seed Angelique Kerber.By contrast, Muguruza breezed past Sharapova in a ruthless victory, but any thoughts those differing levels of energy burned would hinder Halep and motivate Muguruza were swiftly dismissed.Wimbledon champion Muguruza, considered the slight favourite by many, handed her serve over in the first game with a double fault on break point and Halep raced 5-0 ahead in the opening set.Halep lost focus to allow Muguruza to claw back one break, only to break again herself to seal the first set in 36 minutes.“She started playing very well immediately and I wasn’t able to reach the level that she was playing at. It was just lightning,” said Muguruza.The 24-year-old improved in the early stages of the second set, holding serve for the first time and backing it up with a break on her way to a 3-1 lead.That became 4-2 before Halep broke back for 4-4 and then held serve in a 14-minute game which went to a seventh deuce and saw Muguruza blow three break points.It was a gutsy hold which proved pivotal in the match and – if Halep goes on to win the final – in her career.Halep broke to love as Muguruza wilted in the next game, sealing her third final appearance at Roland Garros and ensuring she will stay as world number one after the tournament.“I think it was the most important game of the match,” Halep said on the penultimate game.“The fact that I could win that long game, I won the next one easy, so it was a little bit of a mental part in the last game. I just didn’t give up.”Stephens wins all-American battleIn a re-run of last year’s US Open final, Stephens once again got the better of her fellow American Madison Keys in two sets.Tenth seed Stephens broke in the third game to gain an early grip on the first set, eventually serving it out and sealing it when Keys netted a forehand.The second set followed a similar pattern as Keys lost her first service game, although there was brief hope for the 13th seed when she broke for the first time when Stephens was serving for the match at 5-2.But ultimately she paid the price of 41 unforced errors as Stephens served out the match at the second time of asking, sealing victory with a backhand down the line.It was the first time two American women had reached the last four at Roland Garros since 2002, when Serena Williams beat sister Venus in the final.“It’s always hard playing someone from your country and your friend. I was pleased to get through that and play some good tennis,” Stephens, 25, said.This is one of my favourite tournaments. I’ve got another great opportunity on Saturday and I’m really looking forward to it.”and First Grand Slam TitleShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram read more