Hector Bellerin reacts to Unai Emery’s decision to strip Granit Xhaka of Arsenal captaincy

first_imgGranit Xhaka hit out at Arsenal fans who booed him off the pitch (NBC)More: 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 City‘He made a mistake.‘As a dressing room we have to be together. Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 5 Nov 2019 8:15 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link21Shares Hector Bellerin reacts to Unai Emery’s decision to strip Granit Xhaka of Arsenal captaincy Hector Bellerin says Arsenal’s players respect the decision with Granit Xhaka (Getty Images)Hector Bellerin insists the Arsenal players ‘respect’ Unai Emery’s decision to strip Granit Xhaka of the captaincy.The Switzerland international responded angrily to Arsenal fans as he was booed off the pitch during the team’s 2-2 draw with Crystal Palace last month.Unai Emery has now confirmed that Xhaka is no longer Arsenal captain and that the armband has been passed to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.‘As I commented after the night of the game, sometimes it’s hard to deal with feelings.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Comment Advertisement Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been named as Arsenal’s new captain (Getty Images)‘We back him. He has played his part.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘We respect the decision of the coach and the club.‘For us it’s to give him our love and care.’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 Arsenallast_img read more

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Nation’s top doc says Americans should carry naloxone

first_imgAtlanta, Ga. —  The nation’s chief doctor wants more Americans to start carrying the overdose antidote naloxone to help combat the nation’s opioid crisis and save lives.U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams is expected to speak about the new public health advisory Thursday morning at the National Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit in Atlanta.In a news release, Adams said he hopes those who are at risk — as well as their friends and family members — will keep the antidote on hand and learn how to use it.“Each day we lose 115 Americans to an opioid overdose — that’s one person every 12.5 minutes,” Adams said in a statement. “It is time to make sure more people have access to this lifesaving medication, because 77 percent of opioid overdose deaths occur outside of a medical setting and more than half occur at home.”More than 42,000 Americans suffered fatal opioid overdoses in 2016, his statement said.Naloxone can restore a person’s breathing after it is injected or sprayed in the nostrils, quickly bringing overdose victims back from near-death.The drug, which, is often referred to by the brand name Narcan, is available over the counter in most states and is regularly used by first responders across the country. A two-dose pack of Narcan is among many options available and the drug is increasingly covered by insurance, according to The Network for Public Health Law, a nonprofit that helps government agencies.As of July 2017, all 50 states have passed laws improving naloxone access, the nonprofit said.Maine’s Republican Gov. Paul LePage has been one of the most outspoken opponents of the push, arguing that naloxone doesn’t treat addiction and merely discourages people from seeking treatment by essentially offering a safety net if they do overdose.Proponents, however, argue that greater access to naloxone doesn’t draw people to illegal drug use or foster an addiction.“To manage opioid addiction and prevent future overdoses, increased naloxone availability must occur in conjunction with expanded access to evidence-based treatment for opioid use disorder,” Adams said in a statement.Adams’ recommendation for more people to possess naloxone comes a month after Philadelphia’s health department urged residents to do the same.Prior to his current role, Adams had been Indiana’s health commissioner, where he promoted needle-exchange programs aimed at stemming the spread of diseases among intravenous drug users.Naloxone is available for free at the Southeast Indiana Health Center.last_img read more

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Guyana Cup horse race …

first_imgTrophy Stall on board with Champion Jockey, Trainer trophiesTHE 10th Annual Guyana Cup/50th Anniversary Jumbo Jet Horserace meet scheduled for this Sunday will be the biggest tournament yet, due to an increase in sponsors. The event will commence at 12:00hrs at the Port Mourant Turf Club.Yesterday at his South Road and Bourda Street establishment, Trophy Stall proprietor Ramesh Sunich handed over trophies for the Champion Jockey and Champion Trainer winners for the day’s event.Sunich told Chronicle Sport it’s all about horse racing in the blood with his father Neville Sunich wearing the crown as a Champion Jockey in his heyday.Sunich has once again showed his consistency in supporting local sport with trophies coming from his establishment.Eight races are listed for the day with G$22M in cash, trophies and other incentives dangling in the air. Coming on board with the sponsors was Colours Boutique at a presentation ceremony held a few days ago at its Robb Street location.Among other sponsors on board so far are Hand-in-Hand Insurance Company, Banks DIH Limited, B.M Soat Auto Sales, Jameel Bar and Entertainment Lounge, the Muneshwar Store and the Hyper Malt beverage company.last_img read more

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Judgement Day for Mourinho as Man Utd Tackles Ajax

first_imgThe much awaited Europa Cup final match comes up this evening with former champions of European football, Manchester United ready to put in all as the only hope of playing in the Europe elite competition, UEFA Champions League with Ajax as the stumbling block to that dream.The match at the Friends Arena in Stockholm, Sweden tonight is a game that could rescue the season for Jose Mourinho’s side or ignite Ajax’s resurgence in European football since the back-to-back final match of the UEFA Champions League in 1995 and 1996.Ajax’s famed youngsters could etch their names in history if they can mark their rise to prominence with a European trophy while Manchester United is hoping to win its third piece of silverware this season and book a place in the 2017/18 Champions League season. Ajax is the underdog given the inexperience of the squad compared with a United squad boasting stellar talents from Europe but they will be desperate for European glory again – 22 years after their last triumph.Peter Bosz’s Ajax side finished second in the Dutch Eredivisie with 81 points from 34 games this season, losing just three times and conceding only 23 goals. They boast of the best away record in the division, but haven’t managed the same consistency in Europe. Ajax got knocked out of the Champions League qualifiers, dropping into the Europa League where they have fallen short on a number of occasions. Ajax’s journey to the final has seen them without a win on the road since September 2016.The Dutch side almost spurned a 4-1 aggregate advantage in the semi-finals against Olympique Lyonnais, losing 3-1 in the away leg and riding their luck in the finale of the match. The young side has been fascinating to watch in the competition, but there is a naïve element to their approach away from home that could see them fall short to a canny United side with an expert pragmatist in charge who has won every major trophy in his coaching career.Ajax has been whipping boys in the Champions League for many years, but to have the chance to win its sister competition with a side that could develop together for years to come may prove to be the motivation needed to get a result. Manchester United are no slouches, however. Jose Mourinho, a serial title-winner and multiple cup winner, doesn’t lose finals and won’t underestimate Ajax.He’s more likely to target their flaws than play to the strengths of his own side, playing direct to beat Ajax’s high press and hitting them on the counter when they turnover possession.A robust approach from Manchester United is to be expected to halt Ajax’s playing style and disrupt their build-up. United will use their superior aerial threats from set pieces and from balls coming into box to try and breach the Dutch side’s defence, but goals have been hard to come by at times. It wouldn’t be a surprise to see this week’s clash go to extra time, but the experience of the United players is likely to see them coming out on top.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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Fast reaction: 3 takeaways from Syracuse’s win over Cornell

first_img Related Stories Tyler Roberson’s 15-point, 12-rebound performance spurs Syracuse to 67-46 winMichael Gbinije helps push Syracuse past Cornell as distributor, not scorerWhat we learned from Syracuse’s win against Cornell Syracuse (8-3) got back in the win column with a 67-46 win over Cornell (5-5) in the Carrier Dome on Saturday. Here are three quick reactions from the game.1. Controlling the paintWith Syracuse’s spotty frontcourt, it’s expected for the Orange to struggle inside against teams like Wisconsin, Georgetown and Texas A&M. But SU has also had trouble controlling the paint against lesser opponents like Colgate and St. Bonaventure, a discouraging sign for a team that opens Atlantic Coast Conference play on Dec. 30.But that trend was broken Saturday, as Syracuse’s frontcourt asserted itself inside against the Big Red. The Orange finished with 34 points in the paint to Cornell’s 16, and won the rebounding battle 48-27. SU also grabbed 17 offensive rebounds and scored 17 second-chance pointsThe Orange’s 30-26 halftime lead was almost completely due to its 11 offensive rebounds, 13-second chance points and 16 points in the paint in the first half. Otherwise, Syracuse shot 3-for-12 from 3 for little perimeter production.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textTyler Roberson led the frontcourt with 15 points on 7-of-10 shooting, 12 rebounds and two blocks. He grabbed eight offensive rebounds — the second time he’s had more than seven this season — and also posted his second double-double in 11 games.2. Shaking a slumpAt the start of the second half, Trevor Cooney was 0-for-5 from 3 and had missed his last 11 attempts from deep. But all that changed in the second, when Cooney hit three 3s in the first 7:32 to help the Orange build an 11-point lead and eventually coast to the finish.Cooney finished with 10 points, shooting 3-for-10 from the field and 3-for-7 from 3. The resurfacing of his 3-point touch was a welcome sign for the Orange, as it forced Cornell to press out on him and opened up the inside for drivers and post players.3. Big Red brickCornell hung in it against Syracuse — trailing single digits in the second half and a respectable 14 with 2:30 to go — but it wasn’t because the Big Red shot the ball well.After making just 4-of-16 3-point attempts in the first half, the visitors finished an abysmal 6-for-25 from deep against the Orange zone. Back-to-back 3s from the top of the key kept the Big Red within an arm’s length at the end of the first half, but Cornell was otherwise unsuccessful in beating the zone over the top. Comments Published on December 19, 2015 at 2:02 pmcenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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US based group wants support for Venezuelan refugees in Trinidad and…

first_imgBRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – A United States based organization which advocates for better support for displaced and stateless people is calling on the international community to continue supporting the response to the needs of Venezuelan refugees and migrants in Trinidad and Tobago.Refugees International (RI), which promotes itself as a global, independent advocacy organization that successfully challenges governments, policy makers and administers, said donors should fund the US$35 million Caribbean sub-regional refugee and migrant response plan.In a report titled “Forced into Illegality: Venezuelan Refugees and Migrants in Trinidad and Tobago,” RI said it is also recommending the Trinidad and Tobago government should establish in the short term a temporary special regularization or other emergency measures to give undocumented Venezuelans and other irregular migrants, asylum seekers and refugees an avenue to apply for short-term residence and work permits.Three million Venezuelans have fled the countryRI said that the Americas are facing their largest displacement crisis in modern history with three million Venezuelans having fled their homes to escape the economic and political situation in the South American country.Caribbean region need more attentionRI said that while international attention has largely focused on how this crisis is playing out in some of Venezuela’s larger Latin American neighbors rather than Caribbean nations, the response in the Caribbean deserves no less scrutiny.“The total number of arrivals of Venezuelans in Trinidad and Tobago is much lower than that in many Latin American countries. However, as a percentage of its population, it has received more Venezuelans than almost any other country.Migration policies needed in TTIt said that Port of Spain should develop migration policies in the medium to long term that create opportunities for undocumented Venezuelans and other irregular migrants, asylum seekers, and refugees to obtain legal status, including the right to work, in circumstances where return to their countries of origin would impose unreasonable hardship.RI is also urging the Trinidad and Tobago government to enact legislation on refugees and asylum that enshrines the Refugee Convention and Protocol in domestic law and includes a right to work and access to education as well as to clarify its asylum policy and the status of its 2014 Refugee Policy.The US-based group is also urging the government to use alternatives to immigration detention and ensure that policies are in place to reduce the use of and time spent in immigration detention. It is also asking the government to ensure that immigration detainees have easy access to asylum registration and to voluntary repatriation to their home countries if they freely choose this option as well as to enable children to attend school regardless of their legal status.It is also calling on the United Nations to build the capacity of local Trinidadian organizations to engage more with refugees, asylum seekers, and migrants, and help them to access core funding.last_img read more

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Interwetten eyes European ‘Top 5’ slot following remarkable 2016

first_img Andrea Vota – Jdigital’s challenge of Spanish restrictions is led by logic and rationale August 13, 2020 Share Winamax maintains Granada CF sponsorship despite bleak Spanish outlook August 19, 2020 StumbleUpon Related Articles MoneyMatrix boosts wire transfer options by integrating Klarna’s Sofort August 24, 2020 Submit Share The board of European sports betting operator Interwetten has labelled 2016 as a ‘remarkable year’ for its business and operations, as the company eyes aggressive future growth within its new and established markets.Presenting its full-year trading results, Interwetten governance detailed that group wagering turnover had increased by 29% to €1.2 billion as the company outperformed its expected 2016 performance metrics.A higher wagering activity translated to a group ‘Gross Gaming Revenue’ (GGR) of €68.4 million up 23% on FY 2015 results.Detailing operational highlights, Interwetten governance stated that the firm’s continued momentum was testament of its corporate strategy emphasising ‘sustainable growth in areas of high profitability’.Despite increased spending on 2016 marketing initiatives which included high visibility campaigns during Euro 2016, Interwetten was able to maintain a full-year EBITDA of circa 24.7%.Issuing a note to investors, the Interwetten board commented on 2016 performance We are very happy and proud, that our strategy of strongly investing in our unique sportsbook and platform, which is completely developed in-house and independent of third party suppliers, is strongly honored by online betting and gaming customers in Continental Europe.”Entering 2017, the company now aims to establish itself in the ‘top 5’ online gambling firms servicing European betting consumers. The Interwetten board is confident in its goal following significant revenue growth in the regions of Spain (up 11% ) and Greece (up 108%).last_img read more

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Blake Griffin reminds Clippers it’s OK if wins aren’t all pretty

first_imgThe Clippers might have survived the brutal March schedule, but before they can enjoy a three-day respite between games, they must get through the Lakers in a designated Clippers home game.It will be the Clippers’ 19th game – roughly 23 percent of their entire regular-season slate of games – since March 1.“They’re tired, there’s no doubt about that,” Rivers said, “but there’s nothing we can do about it. They’re not going to cancel the game.”With playoff games beginning in two weeks, Rivers said he worries “every second” about the cumulative effects of the season’s busy back-end manifesting itself in further injuries. Guard Austin Rivers is already expected to miss the rest of the regular season with a strained left hamstring, suffered in Wednesday’s win over Washington.“The Austin injury is absolutely a byproduct of the schedule,” Doc Rivers said.While the Clippers are looking forward to recovering some of the energy lost in the last month, point guard Chris Paul pointed out the Clippers won’t know how the time off truly affects them until they get back on the court next week.“If we play great,” he said, “they’re going to say the rest was great for us. If we don’t, we was off too long. So let’s see what happens.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error During an early third-quarter timeout Thursday, as the Clippers couldn’t quite shake the Phoenix Suns, forward Blake Griffin took command of Coach Doc Rivers’ huddle.“He said, ‘Guys, you aren’t going to blow out everybody every night,’ ” Rivers said. “ ‘They’re pros, they’re going to play hard. … We’ve got to grind this game.’ ”The Clippers eventually did, beating the Suns, 124-118.“It would be great to blow everybody out, blow every team out that’s not making it to the playoffs,” Griffin said he told his teammates. “But at the end of the day, that’s not going to be the case all the time. And you have to be OK with that.”center_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersWith five games remaining in the regular season, including this afternoon against the Lakers, the Clippers (46-31) could finish anywhere from fourth to sixth in the Western Conference, and will face either Utah, Oklahoma City or Houston in the opening round.The narrative around the Clippers swings dramatically with each game: Either they are destined for a brief postseason appearance or they are figuring things out at precisely the right time.Rivers’ keeps the Clippers on an even keel, reflected in Griffin’s mid-game pep talk.“Players understand it,” Rivers said. “It’s the outside that doesn’t understand it. They judge teams by their score. I never know the score of a game, I know if we won or if we lost.”Worn outlast_img read more

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Vikram Rathour asks Rishabh Pant to be more careful; favours Rohit Sharma as a…

first_imgAdvertisement c7mfNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsa3jj45Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E3rgjit( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) bWould you ever consider trying this?😱3xfCan your students do this? 🌚hxRoller skating! Powered by Firework Rishabh Pant needs to differentiate between being fearless and being careless said the Indian cricket team’s newly-appointed batting coach Vikram Rathour, two days after head coach Ravi Shastri disapproved of his “rash stroke selection” in crucial situations. The batting coach has also backed Rohit Sharma to open for India in tests at home and abroad in a press conference on the eve of India’s second T20I match against South Africa in Mohali.Advertisement Since his debut two and a half years ago, the highly rated Pant hasn’t justified his potential yet. He has a T20I average of just 21.57 and before his unbeaten 65 in the final game of the series against West Indies, Pant was dismissed for 3, 1 (against Australia) and 0 and 4 (against the West Indies). The youngster has already been labelled as a match-winner, but his tendency to slog from the very first ball has been criticized by Ravi Shastri and now Rathour. The batting coach feels that the youngster needs to understand the difference between fearless cricket and careless cricket.Advertisement “All young cricketers need to understand the difference between fearless cricket and careless cricket. The team wants everyone to play without fear. We want Rishabh to play all his shots as it makes him special. But you do not want any batsman to be careless and reckless,” he said.Rathour then supported Rohit Sharma’s inclusion in the squad as a test opener saying, “I think he is too good a player to not be playing in any team. Everybody in the side echoes this opinion. He is a wonderful opening batsman in the limited-overs format, so there is no reason why he cannot be successful in Test matches. If he gets his game-plan right, he can be a great asset to the team. ”Advertisement   Advertisementlast_img read more

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Greaves hospitalized, legend of Tottenham and English football

first_imgGreaves is Tottenham history and English football legend. The Londoner, world champion with England in 1966, is the top scorer in Spurs history with 266 goals in 379 matches and the fourth of the English team with 44 goals in 57 games.English began his career in Chelsea. With the ‘blues’ he was a scorer of the Premier in two seasons before make the leap to Milan. His stay in Italy would last a year in which he won an Italian Cup before returning to Tottenham where is a legend managing to be the Premier League top scorer in four seasons and winning two FA Cups and a European Cup Winners’ Cup. After playing in the Tottenham went through the West ham. He retired in 1979 in the Barnet. We can confirm that our record goalscorer Jimmy Greaves is currently being treated in hospital. We are in touch with his family and will provide further updates in due course. Everybody at the Club sends their best wishes to Jimmy and his family. pic.twitter.com/tDneZxDc3m– Tottenham Hotspur (at 🏡) (@SpursOfficial) April 7, 2020 He Tottenham has reported that Jimmy Greaves has been admitted to the hospital: “We can confirm that our top scorer Jimmy Greaves is being treated at the hospital. We are in contact with his family and will provide further updates in due course. Everyone at the club sends their best wishes to Jimmy and his family”.last_img read more

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