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Henrikh Mkhitaryan takes swipe at Unai Emery’s playing style and opens door to Arsenal return

Henrikh Mkhitaryan takes swipe at Unai Emery’s playing style and opens door to Arsenal return

first_imgHenrikh Mkhitaryan takes swipe at Unai Emery’s playing style and opens door to Arsenal return Comment The Armenian playmaker has impressed on loan for Roma this season (Picture: Getty)Henrikh Mkhitaryan has taken a swipe at former Arsenal manager Unai Emery’s playing style, suggesting he was too defensive, while he also opened the door to a potential return to the club.The Armenian playmaker, who moved to the Emirates in a swap deal for Alexis Sanchez back in 2018, has spent the season on loan at Roma and, despite a number of injury issues, delivered some impressive performances.Mkhitaryan is averaging a goal or assist every 90 minutes in the Italian capital and says he is thriving thanks to the attack-minded approach of his manager Paulo Fonseca – something he did not feel under Emery. FIFA and WHO team up to give you five ways to tackle spread of coronavirusTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 1:43FullscreenFIFA and WHO team up to give you five ways to tackle spread of coronavirushttps://metro.co.uk/video/fifa-team-five-ways-tackle-spread-coronavirus-2131812/This 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.‘When I was at Arsenal, I had different things asked from me by the coach, people were expecting different things from here,’ Mkhitaryan explained in an interview with The Times.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTRead the latest updates: Coronavirus news live‘The philosophy of Emery was different from Fonseca, but here I’m feeling much better because we’re playing better football and I think it matched me.‘I prefer Fonseca’s football because we’re playing very offensively, we’re trying to have the ball all the time here and of course I like this kind of game.’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 ArsenalRoma boss Fonseca has frequently praised Mkhitaryan and would like to make his loan move permanent, though the 31-year-old admits he could return to Arsenal with the current football suspension potentially causing havoc with player contracts.Asked about his future, he continued: ‘I can’t say anything at the moment because the season is stopped, we don’t know when we’ll start playing again and what will happen in the summer. Mkhitaryan feels Emery’s more cautious style of play did not suit him (Picture: Getty)‘Football changes so quickly. One day you’re here, the other you’re there. You never know what can happen and what will happen with you.’With Italy on lockdown, Mkhitaryan also provided an update on how he is coping, adding: ‘We have the programme from the team for training at home, so I’m trying to keep myself fit.‘When I heard the situation wasn’t the best and everyone was asking us to stay home, I stopped going outside for a walk or a run.‘It’s better to stay inside and be an example to everyone, to show them that this is more important, to follow the rules and be at home.’MORE: Arsenal move to secure future of Real Madrid midfielder Dani Ceballos amid coronavirus crisisMORE: Cesc Fabregas opens up on Arsenal snub and Jose Mourinho chat that led to Chelsea moveFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page.center_img Metro Sport ReporterThursday 26 Mar 2020 7:52 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link5.2kShares Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

Pokémon making it’s presences known at the Besser Museum

Pokémon making it’s presences known at the Besser Museum

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisAlpena — If you’ve driven by the Besser Museum before or after hours and noticed a number of cars and people in the parking lot, they are harmless. These folks are simply playing Pokémon Go, a game downloadable on cell phones that mimics the world of Pokémon. This trend has been happening since the creation of the game in 2016.“I see Pokémon Go players here all day pretty much everyday,” said Planetarium Coordinator Johnathan Winckowski. “Even on my days off, I drive past and I’ll see people just in the parking lot playing Pokémon Go on their phones so it’s definitely a popular place for the game itself.”Today, only a few players turned out to battle against each other and catch the fictional creatures. The reason so many people gravitate to the museum is do the Pokémon gyms located on the property. Gyms allow people to battle against each other and catch a ton of Pokémon. For hardcore players like Shelby Barnett, it’s a blast.“People are always up visiting whether it be here or driving through the parking lot… just visiting, hitting the spots,” said Barnett. “They come in, check things out, and it just works out for both the company that makes the game and the museum itself.”The goal for the museum is to take the potential audience on their doorstep and invite them inside. Winckowski started a promotion so that the owner of their fountain sculpture gym will get a discount into planetarium shows. This ongoing attempt looks to try and get folks to enjoy what Besser has to offer. Winckowski calls it Pokémon Mania.“It gets people out and they’re having a good time playing the game but if we can them inside to actually engage with the museum, that’s an even better plus for us,” said Winckowski.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: alpena, Besser, Besser Museum, Fountain, Gym, History, planetarium, Pokemon, Pokemon GoContinue ReadingPrevious Gun and knife show headed to Northern Lights Arena this weekendNext Highway dedication ceremony to honor late state representativelast_img read more

Gardai on ATM alert after digger robberies in Donegal

Gardai on ATM alert after digger robberies in Donegal

first_imgGardai in Co Donegal are on high-alert after the theft and attempted thefts of diggers in recent days.Officers fear the robberies are being carried out by a gang who could use them to steal ATMs from the county.It follows the recent spate of ATM thefts across the North and in the border counties. AN attempt was made to steal a digger from a yard at Pearse Road in Letterkenny over the weekend.The lock was broken and a windscreen smashed between 5pm on Saturday and 7.30am on Monday morning.It follows the theft of a digger from a Donegal County Council yard in St Johnston recently.The Hitachi 26U digger was loaded onto a trailer in the yard and driven away across the border towards Derry. The €38,000 digger, which was rented from Watson Hire in Letterkenny, has still not been located.Garda Sgt Eunan Walsh appealed to members of the public to be vigilant.“Obviously we have to keep an open mind on these robberies or attempted robberies because of the recent spate of thefts of ATMs.“The latest attempt to steal a digger happened in Letterkenny over the weekend when a machine parked beside the Letterkenny Community Centre was interfered with.“We’re not sure if this is in any way connected with these ATM thefts but we have to consider all options,” he said. He appealed to members of the public who notice specific behaviour late at night to contact Gardai.“If someone is out late at night and they spot a digger being towed at three of four o’clock in the morning then we would ask them to contact us.“This would be unusual. It might not be anything but we will investigate it and it is better to be safe than sorry,” he said.Local Gardai are also liaising with bank employees in relation to best practise around ATMs. Irish retailers in border counties have told Retail Excellence, Ireland’s largest retail representation body, that they are bracing themselves for more in the recent spate of ATM thefts.David Fitzsimons, CEO of Retail Excellence, conveyed the anger of member retailers.“It seems that we are hearing of another ATM theft almost on a daily basis at this stage, of another business targeted and destroyed, and vital services taken away on which many local people rely. These criminals are physically gouging out huge holes in banks and filling stations, but they’re also tearing apart dependent businesses and retailers.“We welcome the comments last night from Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan that all resources will be provided to the Gardaí. Retailers in border communities want assurance that everything is being done to co-operate with PSNI to stop this scourge on already hard-pressed towns and villages.“This is emphatically not a victimless crime. Such criminal activities bring people face-to-face with organised crime or terrorism. These are clearly dangerous people that don’t care about property damage or the effect that their activities have on people. The danger is that the digger will be set alight at a filling station, putting neighbouring homes and businesses at peril.“Without doubt, this spate of robberies puts the viability of retail at risk at a particularly difficult time. The livelihoods of the business owners who have worked for years to build up their businesses is jeopardised. A further concern is that spiralling insurance costs could ultimately put them out of business.“We’re talking about an estimated €70,000 taken from one ATM robbery, the impact of which is to take money out of consumers’ wallets. You can be sure that there’ll be little shopping done the following day in the local town, spend on discretionary items will be down, and coffee shops will be quiet.“These are small, rural family-owned retailers that are struggling and have taken years to build up their businesses. With all the best security in the world, there’s little they can do to defend themselves from the sort of destruction that we’ve seen from CCTV footage. The destruction done to the fabric of the buildings will mean their businesses are put out of action for months. Then do they take the risk and cost of replacing the ATM in future?“On behalf of our members in retail, we’re asking that any information is passed on to police on both sides of the border. We also ask for those involved in construction and retail to be extra vigilant.“Act like your premises is being watched and double your efforts to lock up diggers, trailers and jeeps. We need to make sure it’s as difficult as possible for thieves to take these vehicles for the purposes of crime.”Gardai on ATM alert after digger robberies in Donegal was last modified: April 12th, 2019 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:atmbreak-indiggersGardairobberieslast_img read more

R8bn ‘green building’ for Pretoria

R8bn ‘green building’ for Pretoria

first_img20 July 2012 Construction began on the Environmental Affairs Department’s new R8-billion “green building” in Pretoria on Thursday, illustrating South Africa’s determination to move towards a low-carbon economy. It serves as a “green and bold step” which signals a new era in South Africa’s response to climate change, Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa said at the sod-turning ceremony. Molewa predicted it would change the face of the construction industry. “Through this green building we will propel the department above the construction industry players, setting a good example for other organisations and of course for the benefit of the environment and future generations,” she said.‘Bold steps to ensure green output specifications’ The building’s features include rainwater collectors made of recyclable materials; indigenous plants in the landscaping to reduce the need for regular irrigation; and direct access to sunlight and ventilation to reduce electricity and air conditioner usage. “We have, through this investment, taken that bold step which will ensure that our infrastructure can meet green output specifications outlined in our country’s climate change response policy,” Molewa said. “This policy, among others, [encourages] the use of sustainable building materials which promote urban greening, energy and water efficiency.” Project leader Gugu Dingaan of Imvelo Concession Company said the designers had paid careful attention to global trends to ensure that the building met all the requirements in terms of architectural design and landscape. “This building talks to the overall goal of sustainable development and aims at being an example in the field – from the gardens right up to the roof of the building, we have built in environmental design principles,” Dingaan said.An investment in the future With the global economy rapidly transforming to low carbon growth, the green buildings initiative is an investment by government to assist South Africa meets its carbon emissions reduction targets. In South Africa, the building sector accounts for 23% of greenhouse gas emissions, and emissions from the manufacture of the major materials for the building sector amount to 4% of total carbon emissions. Molewa said South Africa had relatively high carbon emissions for a developing country, and new strategies were needed to change this. The country’s green economy strategy has eight focus areas that include green buildings, sustainable transport as well as agriculture and food production. “We anticipate that the urban area around us will become a green hub of creativity of green buildings that will influence corporate and state-owned companies around the country to follow suit,” she said. Source: SANews.gov.zalast_img read more

How Replacing a Furnace Can Make You Less Comfortable

How Replacing a Furnace Can Make You Less Comfortable

first_img Allison Bailes of Decatur, Georgia, is a speaker, writer, energy consultant, RESNET-certified trainer, and the author of the Energy Vanguard Blog. Check out his in-depth course, Mastering Building Science at Heatspring Learning Institute, and follow him on Twitter at @EnergyVanguard. RELATED ARTICLES Saving Energy With Manual J and Manual DHow to Perform a Heat-Loss Calculation — Part 1How to Perform a Heat-Loss Calculation — Part 2When Do I Need to Perform a Load Calculation?All About Furnaces and Duct SystemsWe Are the 99% — AND the 1% Let’s say your trusty old furnace is at the end of its life. You’ve got to buy a new one, so you call your HVAC company and they rush over to make sure you don’t freeze during the next cold snap. They go and take a look at your furnace and find its capacity. They come back and tell you that you have a furnace rated for 60,000 BTU per hour and then talk to you about some of the options.You could replace the old one with one that has the same efficiency, 80 AFUE (Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency, essentially the percent efficiency over the whole heating season). Then they show you the price of their high efficiency furnace, which is 95 AFUE. It’s only $400 more and they convince you that since you’re going to have the furnace for another 15 or 20 years, you’ll quickly get that money back in savings on your gas bill.So you tell them to go ahead and install the 95% furnace. Your old one, remember, was rated at 60,000 BTU/hour of input capacity. They look in their product catalog and find that the high efficiency model comes in a 46,000 BTU/hr model or a 69,000 BTU/hr model. There isn’t a 60,000 BTU/hr model, and they don’t want you to freeze, so they install the 69,000 BTU/hr model. Looking at the wrong capacityHmmm. See a problem here? Many HVAC sales people and techs think in terms of input capacity for furnaces. To them, the 69 K model is a little bigger than the old 60 K model they’re replacing, but not too much bigger. Why it mattersHow does that affect you? Your furnace will be on for shorter periods of time.If you live in a high-performance home with a well-insulated and air-sealed building enclosure, you may not notice much of a difference. Well, let me rephrase that. You won’t notice much of a difference most of the time… when the furnace is off. But when it comes on, you’ll feel a blast of Sahara Desert heat making you long for the cool on the other side of the pillow. (RIP, Stuart Scott.)If you live in an older home with air leakage and insulation problems, you may notice that you’re less comfortable. The furnace comes on and blasts you for a few minutes, possibly making you uncomfortably warm in some parts of your home. Then it goes off, and you feel the cold walls and the drafts. Actually, it’s worse than that.The relevant capacity of the furnace isn’t the rate of BTU input. It’s how quickly those BTUs go into your home — the output capacity. Let’s look at what happened to those numbers when you replaced the old furnace. You started with 60,000 BTU/hr at 80% efficiency, so your old furnace supplied 60,000 x 0.8 = 48,000 BTU/hr. The new furnace has an output capacity of 69,000 x 0.95 = 65,550 BTU/hr. To summarize the numbers:Input:    60,000 (old furnace) ==> 69,000 BTU/hr (new furnace)  —  15% increaseOutput:  48,000 (old furnace) ==> 65,550 BTU/hr (new furnace)  —  37% increaseSo, your new furnace is 37% larger in terms of its ability to provide heat to your home. If you had started with an older furnace, perhaps only 60% or 68% efficient, the amount of oversizing would be even worse. What can you do?If you’re getting a new furnace, ask the HVAC companies you get bids from how they’re planning to size the new system. There are a lot of ways to do it, and many of them are wrong. Some acceptable ways would be to do a Manual J heating and cooling load calculation, use manufacturers’ sizing software, or monitor the amount of runtime of your current system, especially at design conditions.Probably the least reliable way to do it would be just to look at what size you have now and install that size or larger. To make it worse, just look at input capacity and ignore the effect of installing a new system with higher efficiency.Bigger isn’t always better. When it comes to heating and cooling your home, it’s often worse.last_img read more

Somerset beat Auckland by four wickets

Somerset beat Auckland by four wickets

first_imgAuckland Aces were knockout of the Champions League Twenty20 tournament after they suffered a four-wicket defeat against Somerset in a nail-biting qualifying match at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad. ScoreElecting to bat, Auckland could never recover from their disastrous start where they lost three wickets for 14 runs in 3.1 overs and were restricted by Somerset to 125 for seven in their stipulated 20 overs.Lou Vincent provided some resistance with an unbeaten run-a-ball 47, laced with three fours and a six, but with wickets tumbling on the other hand, he could do very little.Somerset batsmen then achieved the target in the last ball of the match to keep their hopes alive of qualifying for the main tournament. They will take on Kolkata Knight Riders in a virtual knock-out tomorrow.Chasing 126 to win, Somerset opener Chris Jones blasted three quick fours before a stunning catch at point by Jimmy Adams off Kyle Mills ended his innings.RE van der Merwe and Peter Trego then took Somerset across the fifty mark but Ronnie Hira struck in the ninth over, removing the former to reduce them to 52 for two.Michael Bates then struck twice in two balls, dismissing Trego and Nick Compton, as all of sudden Somerset slipped to 54 for four in 9.2 overs.Fifteen balls later, Chris Martin removed Arul Suppiah (3) as Somerset lost half their side, still needing 62 off 49 balls.James Hildreth and Steve Snell then joined hands and stitched 61 runs off 48 balls to take Somerset on the threshold of victory.Hildreth was run-out in the second last delivery of their innings when he tried to steal an extra run but it didn’t have any bearing on the results as next batsman Thomas scored the winning runs in the last ball of the match.advertisement-With PTI inputslast_img read more

Kacie McDonnell And Aaron Murray Have Reportedly Ended Their Engagement

Kacie McDonnell And Aaron Murray Have Reportedly Ended Their Engagement

first_imgFans of the Georgia Bulldogs watch play against the Mississippi Rebels.ATHENS, GA – SEPTEMBER 29: Fans of the Georgia Bulldogs watch play against the Mississippi Rebels at Sanford Stadium on September 29, 2007 in Athens, Georgia. Georgia won 45 – 17. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)Sad news, Georgia fans. Former Bulldogs quarterback Aaron Murray, who is now a backup signal-caller for the Kansas City Chiefs, is no longer engaged to television anchor Kacie McDonnell. McDonnell, who moved from Philadelphia to Kansas City to be closer to Murray, told Philly.com that the engagement is off. Their love affair had been highly publicized over the past few years. Via Philly.com:“I’m loving my career in Kansas City. I’m really committed to being a part of this community for the time being. The engagement is off. I wish him the best, it’s best to part ways. I’m moving on my with life.”Oddly enough, McDonnell posted an Instagram video of the two kissing at a concert just last week. Murray has not yet addressed the news publicly.last_img read more

German court paves way for diesel driving bans Update

German court paves way for diesel driving bans Update

Judges to rule on diesel bans in choking German cities A top German court on Tuesday ruled that cities can impose diesel driving bans to combat air pollution, in a landmark decision that could shake up the auto industry and upend transport policies. An environmental activist demonstrated last week in front of the Federal Administrative Court in Leipzig, eastern Germany, where the court is considering the legality of banning driving diesel cars when pollution reaches high levels. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Harmful fine particles and nitrogen oxides (NOx)from diesel engines has made it difficult for many cities to meet pollution targets. Judges at the Federal Administrative Court in Leipzig found that local authorities have the right to ban older, dirty diesels from their city centres—plunging millions of drivers into uncertainty.The court did not impose such bans itself, leaving that up to city and municipal authorities. The judges did however urge them to “exercise proportionality” in enforcing the bans, and said any curbs should be introduced gradually.The case centred around the smog-clogged cities of Stuttgart and Duesseldorf, but could have nationwide repercussions.The outcome marks a major victory for the environmentalist group Deutsche Umwelthilfe (DUH), which sued Stuttgart and Duesseldorf to force them to take action against the toxic nitrogen oxides and fine particles emitted by older diesel engines.Lower-level judges had already backed their demand for driving bans but the states of Baden-Wuerttemberg and North Rhine-Westphalia appealed the rulings, saying such curbs should be decided at the federal level.But judges at the nation’s top administrative court again sided with the environmental campaigners.”It’s a great day for clean air in Germany,” said DUH chief Juergen Resch.Greenpeace also welcomed the verdict. “Every city can now defend its citizens’ right to clean air,” the environmental group’s spokesman Niklas Schinerl said.The ruling will come as blow to the government and the nation’s mighty auto industry who strongly oppose driving bans, fearing outrage from diesel owners whose lives stand to be disrupted and whose vehicles could lose their resale value.In a nod to those concerns, presiding judge Andreas Korbmacher said “certain losses will have to be accepted”.He also urged city and municipal authorities to avoid “a patchwork” of local measures.Critics had earlier argued that the bans would be complicated to enforce and cause confusion among drivers. Explore further It estimates that some 10 million vehicles will be affected across the country.Ahead of the closely-watched court decision, the German transport ministry had signalled it was already preparing for possible bans, with plans for slimmed-down version of diesel curbs appearing in the media over the weekend.According to the proposals, the ministry could later this year update traffic regulations to include the option of city-ordered diesel bans on certain routes.Concerns over the harmful effects of diesel have soared since Volkswagen admitted in 2015 to installing cheating devices in millions of cars that allowed them to secretly spew far more nitrogen oxide than legally allowed.The poisonous gases have been linked to respiratory illnesses and heart problems, and are responsible for thousands of premature deaths each year.Other carmakers have also come under suspicion for curbing or shutting off emissions controls, shattering diesel’s “clean” reputation.Mounting pressureThe industry has responded to “dieselgate” by offering software upgrades and trade-ins for newer, cleaner models but it has resisted calls for costly hardware fixes.DUH chief Resch however said Tuesday’s ruling could finally put real pressure on automakers to retrofit older cars with properly functioning emissions controls.”I now expect the auto industry to deliver,” he said.Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government meanwhile has offered a billion-euro fund, partly paid for by industry, to improve public transport or upgrade fleets to electric buses.Such measures are intended at least as much for eyes in Brussels—where Germany and a slew of other EU member states risk legal action after sailing past a deadline to reduce air pollution—as for those in town halls.Some 70 German cities including Munich, Stuttgart and Cologne recorded average nitrogen dioxide levels above EU thresholds in 2017, according to the Federal Environment Agency. © 2018 AFP Citation: German court paves way for diesel driving bans (Update) (2018, February 27) retrieved 18 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-02-car-mad-germany-anxious-court-diesel.html 10 million carsAnalysts at EY consultancy said drivers of all but the latest diesel models that adhere to the Euro 6 standards “can no longer be certain of being allowed to drive at any time, 365 days a week”. read more