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Lucas Torreira makes bold Champions League claim after Manchester United overtake Arsenal

Lucas Torreira makes bold Champions League claim after Manchester United overtake Arsenal

first_img Metro Sport ReporterThursday 7 Feb 2019 10:26 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link Advertisement Lucas Torreira has been one of Arsenal’s most impressive players this season (Picture: Getty)Lucas Torreira believes Arsenal deserve to be playing Champions League football, despite a recent blip which has allowed Manchester United to overtake his side in the race for fourth place.The Gunners have lost three of their last six Premier League matches and have dropped to sixth position in the table while United, rejuvenated under the interim management of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, are currently Chelsea’s closest rivals in the race for the final Champions League qualifying spot.Just three points separates the three clubs and Torreira, who has established himself as a key member of Arsenal’s midfield engine room since his summer move from Sampdoria, believes Unai Emery’s side cannot afford to be distracted by United’s blistering run of form.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 City Advertisement Lucas Torreira makes bold Champions League claim after Manchester United overtake Arsenal Arsenal have lost three of their last six Premier League games (Picture: Getty)‘Just a few weeks ago, (Manchester) United were obviously behind us but it’s happened and it’s something we have to deal with,’ the 22-year-old told Sky Sports News.ADVERTISEMENT‘We obviously don’t want that form to happen again. As players, you always need to be fighting for an objective when you walk out onto the pitch and for us that means qualifying for the Champions League.‘We know it’s not going to be easy, that’s for sure, because we are up against some great teams such as Chelsea and Manchester United but we need to try and stand firm as a team and as a group and battle in every game.‘The squad is focused on qualifying for the Champions League because a big club like Arsenal deserves to be playing in that competition.’More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errors Commentlast_img read more

Governor Wolf: Startup Selects Northampton County as Best Location to Establish First Manufacturing Site

Governor Wolf: Startup Selects Northampton County as Best Location to Establish First Manufacturing Site

first_img Infrastructure,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced that Continental Cup Company (CCC), a manufacturer of high-end graphic paper cups, will establish its first manufacturing operation in the City of Bethlehem, Northampton County. The project will support the creation of 71 jobs in the area.“I’m proud to welcome Continental Cup Company to Pennsylvania,” said Governor Tom Wolf. “Manufacturing is thriving in the Lehigh Valley and the addition of this new facility helps to keep this momentum going.”CCC will lease a 40,000-square-foot building in Lehigh Valley Industrial Park. The company has pledged to invest at least $9.5 million into the project, which is expected to create 71 new, full-time jobs over the next three years.“We are extremely excited for our very first operation in Northampton County and proud of our contribution to the local economy providing family-sustaining jobs that will have a positive impact on Bethlehem and surrounding communities,” said Rick Timone, president of CCC. “The support from the Governor’s Action Team was a key component to making this project a reality. We appreciate Governor Wolf’s support and commitment.”CCC received a funding proposal from the Department of Community and Economic Development for a $155,000 Pennsylvania First grant, $142,000 in Job Creation Tax Credits to be to be distributed upon creation of the new jobs, and up to $31,950 in grants for workforce training and development. The company was also encouraged to apply for a low-interest $400,000 loan from the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority to assist with equipment costs. The project was coordinated by the Governor’s Action Team, an experienced group of economic development professionals who report directly to the governor and work with businesses that are considering locating or expanding in Pennsylvania, with additional coordination through the Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation (LVEDC).“Continental Cup’s move into the Lehigh Valley continues the extraordinary growth of manufacturing that is happening here,” said Don Cunningham, president and CEO of the Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation. “We’re grateful for the state’s support and Continental’s interest in making Northampton County its home. Continental joins the nearly 700 manufacturers in the Lehigh Valley that account for $7.4 billion of the region’s $40 billion GDP, making manufacturing our second largest sector.”CCC is a startup paper cup manufacturing company that will service the theater industry, quick service restaurants, convenience stores and food service distribution companies.For more information about the Governor’s Action Team or DCED, visit dced.pa.gov. Governor Wolf: Startup Selects Northampton County as Best Location to Establish First Manufacturing Site SHARE Email Facebook Twittercenter_img August 08, 2019last_img read more

Parents’ love leads to discipline

Parents’ love leads to discipline

first_imgJane Fynes-Clinton From: The Courier-Mail December 29, 2011THE S-word has bobbed up again, obfuscating what is truly important, selfishly drawing attention and stealing rational decision-making. Smacking is always a contentious topic, the kind on which everyone has a view, whether they are a parent or not. But this time, tragically, it has been given more weight than love. A court has stopped a NSW couple from adopting two children, aged eight and 11, because of claims they smacked them. The couple fostered the children for four years. The birth parents are unable to look after the pair due to dreadful circumstances and Acting Justice William Windeyer told the Supreme Court in NSW the children called the foster pair Mum and Dad. They are, in practice if not in law, a family. He said the foster parents were devoted and were considered “very suitable” to adopt the children, but one child had told a psychologist he had been smacked and hit with a spoon. The judge said “such methods of discipline are not regarded as acceptable”. That these foster parents love the children as their own should be enough. That they may or may not have smacked them to discipline them should be moot. Two children have been prevented for now from having a real, permanent family because of a perception of community disapproval about smacking.Regardless of whether or not the foster parents smacked the children, other people do. For the judge to say it is not regarded as acceptable might be true only in some quarters. But smacking has become a secret sort of discipline. Parents don’t admit doing it for fear of being labelled child abusers and violence mongers. Yet many do it, even if they are not these things. When a behaviour is forced underground, it morphs and grows. It can become dangerous. We need to be careful to keep discussion of disciplinary measures for our children out in the open…People who condemn parents who have smacked their children as having lost control of the child-parent situation are not living in today’s real world. Children are not always rational and do not always act maturely. They do not always respond to requests, commands or appeals from a parent. The occasional smack, delivered deliberately and calmly, to take the heat out of an event or after a child has done something horrendous, brings the lesson into sharp relief for them…The loud, periodic calls for bringing in laws against smacking are a sign of people who can no longer reason or work out what is acceptable in their own framework and rely on governments or authorities to do it for them. We don’t need all or nothing where smacking is concerned. We need to be able to work out what is suit- able discipline within our own families.http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/opinion/parents-love-leads-to-discipline/story-e6frerdf-1226232112886last_img read more

Prime Minister advises Dominicans to take precautions – Tropical Storm Warning issued for Dominica

Prime Minister advises Dominicans to take precautions – Tropical Storm Warning issued for Dominica

first_img 21 Views   no discussions Share Prime Minister Honourable Roosevelt Skerrit addressing the nation this afternoon.Fellow Dominicans, residents;As of 11am today Friday, September 9th, 2011, Dominica has been placed under a tropical storm warning.This means that Tropical Storm conditions are expected in our area within the next 12 to 24 hours.In light of the impending situation, an emergency meeting of the National Emergency Planning Organization (NEPO) was convened at 9am this morning.At that meeting the following decisions were taken:1. All schools activities should end at 1pm today.2. All fishermen should secure their boats and all fishing equipment immediately.3. Farmers should secure their holdings including green houses and take the necessary steps to protect animals.4. Residents and persons traversing the Layou River area are especially asked to exercise caution.5. Residents of the Layou area are requested to pay particular attention to orders for evacuation which may be issued by the Department of Local Government if necessary.6. Employees in both the public and private sectors are advised to consider allowing employees living in areas prone to flooding and landslides the necessary time to get to their homes.The general public should continue to monitor the progress of the storm and pay particular attention to updates from the media which will be issued by the relevant government authorities.The general public should complete all necessary preparations and persons living in areas prone to floods, landslides and rock-falls are asked to take the necessary precautions.I pray that the good Lord will spare us from any storms but we must be prepared for any eventualities.I thank you.Press Statement Share Sharecenter_img Tweet Sharing is caring! LocalNews Prime Minister advises Dominicans to take precautions – Tropical Storm Warning issued for Dominica by: – September 9, 2011last_img read more

Arsenal’s Mentality Has Changed Under Arterta – Emmanuel Petit

Arsenal’s Mentality Has Changed Under Arterta – Emmanuel Petit

first_img Promoted ContentPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your BodyA Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This DayMost Appreciated First Ladies In The History Of AmericaThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?Who Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?The Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty PennyThe Highest Paid Football Players In The World10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, has found a cure for Arsenal’s sickness, according to Emmanuel Petit. Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta set to bring Pablo Mari in Petit is happy with the way the ex-player has fixed the leaky defence the club has battled with for some time now. According to him, since Arteta joined, there has been an increase in intensity, togetherness and work rate from the players and everything is down to the Spaniard. He added that the mentality is different under the new manager even if they have not been winning as many games as they would want. His words, “When Mikel Arteta took over at Arsenal, the team was sick,” “Sick on the pitch and in the dressing room. They were losing shape and blindly going nowhere. They were weak.Advertisement “Now, after several weeks of the Arteta regime I’ve seen different things happening in terms of intensity, togetherness and work rate off the ball. “The mentality is different and some players are getting back to form, like Granit Xhaka. I’m very pleased with how he has played and the mentality he has shown. “Mesut Ozil has looked better on occasion and I’m happy with what I see from Lucas Torreira. “The players seem to be getting the message from Arteta and I think it’s clear what he wants from them on and off the pitch in terms of discipline and commitment. It looks like they’re following the rules he sets out on the training pitch. “They haven’t been winning as many games as they’d like but they also haven’t been losing. More goals are needed if they want to win, which is the major problem. Read Also:Arteta set to offload Lacazette, Aubameyang, Ozil in major shake-up “The first priority when Arteta took over was to stop the team conceding stupid goals, and he has done that. But in the meantime they’re suffering a bit up front – I think if they keep playing like this that, sooner or later, they’re going to win games.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Loading… last_img read more

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McGinley: McIlroy will bounce back

McGinley: McIlroy will bounce back

first_img Press Association In the majors he has managed just one round under 70 – a closing 69 in the US Masters – and is a collective 28 over par after missing the cut in the Open after rounds of 79 and 75. That opening round at Muirfield led McIlroy to offer a withering assessment of his own performance, labelling it “brain dead,” but McGinley is not overly concerned. “We are all in the game of professional golf, we all know there’s ups and downs. We’ve all experienced them,” McGinley said. “Tom Watson was in here earlier, and nobody can tell you more about the ups and downs in the game than he’s had, and look at his career; Jack Nicklaus, something similar. “Tiger Woods is on a high and this time a year ago or two years ago, he was on a real low. So we all know what it’s like and I think Rory knows that as well, too. “Everybody has got a public opinion about Rory and everybody wants to throw their weight in and say he needs to do this and he needs to do that. To be honest I don’t want to add to that and say Rory needs to do this and needs to do that. “He knows I’m supportive of him. I’m there if he wants to call. I don’t want to get too much involved in what he’s doing. It’s his own private life and circle of friends and people around him. “Just because I’m Ryder Cup captain I don’t feel like it’s my right or my duty to get involved in what he’s doing in his life. I think he’s got some good people around him. He’s making some decisions. He’s making some adjustments in his life. “If you look over the spectrum of his career, we are talking about a small part of his career the last six or seven months. That will be a little bit insignificant. “As things move on and time goes on, he will get his form back and he’ll have his success again and we’ll be thinking, ‘Oh yeah, I remember when he was off his game’.” McIlroy won five times last year, including his second major by eight shots at Kiawah Island, to finish top of the money list on both sides of the Atlantic. But he has recorded only one top-five finish in a turbulent 2013 that saw him damage his reputation by walking off the course during his defence of the Honda Classic and bending one of his new clubs out of shape during the final round of the US Open. center_img Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley believes Rory McIlroy’s current struggles should be kept in perspective as the former world number one gets the defence of his US PGA Championship under way at Oak Hill.last_img read more

Min on the march in Moscow Flyer at Punchestown

Min on the march in Moscow Flyer at Punchestown

first_img “Like Vautour and Douvan were at this stage, Min is unexposed. “He has the same sire as Douvan (Walk In The Park), but it is tough to compare them. “Vautour and Douvan both won their first races for us and stepped up – now Min has to do the same.” The French import will undoubtedly be a warm order to dispatch four rivals in the two-mile contest. Gigginstown are represented by Henry de Bromhead’s Attribution and the Gordon Elliott-trained Ball D’Arc, with outsiders Tongie and Gars Bar Dine completing the field. Min did not let his supporters down with a dazzling display and is now the general 5-2 favourite for the Cheltenham Festival curtain-raiser ahead of his appearance in this Grade Two contest, won by Supreme-winning stable companions Vautour and Douvan for the last two years. Patrick Mullins, the trainer’s son and assistant, said: ” He came out of his last run well and he obviously won the race quite easily. “It was great he showed on the track what he’d been showing us at home, as that isn’t always the case – it’s not that straightforward, unfortunately. “For whatever reason, there’s been a lot of excitement about the horse, so I suppose it was a relief as much as anything to see him go and do it on the racecourse.” Both Vautour and Douvan obliged as odds-on favourites for this prize following just one previous victory in Ireland and it would be a major surprise if Min does not follow suit, but the Mullins camp are taking nothing for granted. “This will be a completely different test,” said Patrick Mullins. “He’s taking on a couple of Gigginstown (House Stud-owned) horses that have won races, so he’ll need to step up. “But he’s going back to a track he’s won at before and this race has been a good pointer for us the last couple of years with Vautour and Douvan, so hopefully he can go and do it as well. Even allowing for the fact he is trained by the all-conquering Willie Mullins and carries the colours of leading owner Rich Ricci, the hype the five-year-old has attracted in recent months has been nothing short of extraordinary. After all, Min was already prominent in ante-posts lists for the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle at Cheltenham prior to his Irish debut at Punchestown a month ago. Press Association The much-vaunted Min puts his huge reputation on the line in the Sky Bet Moscow Flyer Novice Hurdle at Punchestown on Saturday.last_img read more

Tim Tunney takes second in Blue Hill Fun Run

Tim Tunney takes second in Blue Hill Fun Run

first_imgTim Tunney of Ellsworth finished second overall in Saturday’s Blue Hill Fun Run. PHOTO BY HUGH BOWDENScores of runners break from the starting line of the five-kilometer featured event at Saturday’s annual Blue Hill Fun Run, held collaboratively by Blue Hill Memorial Hospital and the Blue Hill YMCA. PHOTO BY HUGH BOWDEN The Blue Hill brother-sister duo of Jazzlynn and Haven Smith sprint across the finish line in the mile run at Saturday’s annual Blue Hill Fun Run event. Jazzlynn, 7, edged 9-year-old Haven to place first in the race, which preceded the five-kilometer main event. PHOTO BY HUGH BOWDEN123PreviousNextBLUE HILL — Tim Tunney of Ellsworth placed second at Saturday’s annual Blue Hill Fun Run 5K with a time of 18 minutes and 13 seconds.Leith Schmidt of the Bahamas edged Tunney for first, finishing in 17:46.Katie Schmidt of Durham, N.H., placed first of the women in 19:44.Some 150 runners crossed the finish line in the event sponsored by Blue Hill Memorial Hospital and the Blue Hill YMCA.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textlast_img read more

A journey begins: Syracuse football enters the Doug Marrone era Saturday against Minnesota in the Dome

A journey begins: Syracuse football enters the Doug Marrone era Saturday against Minnesota in the Dome

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Comments Mikhail Marinovich remembers what the community was like last season at this time, when the Syracuse football team was two days away from beginning another season, and nobody seemed to care. Why would they? The initial disappointment from the Greg Robinson era had finally turned into an unshakable feeling of hopelessness.But things seem different now. Whenever Marinovich leaves his apartment, he can’t escape the buzz.It’s a jolt of electricity, growing stronger as the weekend draws near. It’s a sense of optimism and confidence. It’s the possibility that a new coach, a new quarterback and a new mentality can propel the Orange back into the national consciousness. The Doug Marrone era officially starts Saturday, when Syracuse takes on Minnesota in the Carrier Dome (noon, ESPN2). Greg Paulus will make his debut at quarterback after a four-year basketball career at Duke.After four miserable seasons, the Orange is ready to begin a new chapter.‘There definitely is a new life on the campus to this football team,’ Marinovich said. ‘A lot of people are taking notice, and it’s good to see. There was always a frustration toward this team. There was a feeling of, ‘I hope we’re better but…’ Now I hope people have some hope, that people have something to look forward to.’AdvertisementThis is placeholder textIt seems like the fans have responded. SU Athletics is expecting more than 40,000 people at the Dome Saturday for the first time since Sept. 13, 2008, when the building was filled with a large contingent of Penn State fans. Before that, the last time SU had an attendance of more than 40,000 was Aug. 31, 2007 against Washington.‘We’re going to have a full Dome out there. I can’t wait to get up there and wave my arms and get the crowd going,’ said Art Jones, senior defensive tackle. ‘I feed off of that. I can’t wait. It’s been a long offseason and a long summer, and we’re tired of beating up on each other.’But the hype and excitement can only go so far. When Robinson took over as head coach before the 2005 season, there were similar grand expectations and buildup leading to his first game. There were 45,418 fans in the Carrier Dome on Sept. 4 for the first contest of Robinson’s tenure. The Orange lost, 15-7, to West Virginia, setting the tone for the worst stretch in program history.Marrone said in his weekly press conference Monday that Saturday is simply another game – not more important than any other. Still, for a disgruntled fan base and student body, it could mean so much more.That’s why the players are viewing the contest against Minnesota as a chance to prove themselves. Despite the palpable feelings of goodwill, there is still an air of skepticism surrounding the program. At least until the Orange collect a few wins.‘It’s a tremendous opportunity,’ Paulus said. ‘I think that’s the way we’re looking at it. With coach Marrone’s first game, and all the great things he’s done at Syracuse since he’s gotten that job, I know the team is anxious about it. We want to show some of the things that we’ve been working on. We’ve been working hard, and playing against a different opponent will let us see where we’re at.’It will also let everyone see where Paulus is at. The Orange’s starting quarterback hasn’t played in a meaningful football game in nearly five years, when he led Christian Brothers Academy to a state championship in the Carrier Dome. Paulus said he has tried not to think about the magnitude of the moment and is focused on the game plan and Minnesota’s defense.Yet with such a large crowd, Paulus will almost certainly be feeling butterflies. With that in mind, his teammates on offense are hoping to jump out to a quick start, calm Paulus’ nerves and keep the crowd in the game.‘It’s very important to us,’ tailback Delone Carter said of the first drive. ‘We’re trying to come out here and shock the world early, get out to an early lead and show you how potent we can be on offense.’On Saturday, Syracuse will finally be able to showcase how much it has improved. The words and promises were enough this summer, but now it’s about what happens on the field.Marrone is not concerned about the past. As far as he’s concerned, the last four years have been washed away. This weekend, the next period of Syracuse football begins.‘The team only has one goal and that’s to get to a bowl,’ Marrone said. ‘That’s our goal.’jediamon@syr.educenter_img Published on September 2, 2009 at 12:00 pmlast_img read more