Emmanuel Petit tips Thierry Henry or Patrick Vieira to replace Unai Emery at Arsenal

first_img Comment Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 13 Nov 2019 10:20 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link201Shares Henry has been out of work since he left Monaco (Picture: Getty)‘People may laugh at me but I wouldn’t mind seeing a former player on the bench,’ Petit told Paddy Power.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘Is there a former Arsenal great you can call, like Thierry Henry or Patrick Vieira? Pick one: there are so many. You even have Freddie Ljungberg already in the dugout.‘Patrick has done a very good job over two years at Nice, though you don’t know what’s going to happen at that club as they’ve just been bought out by Ineos and Jim Ratcliffe. So we’ll need to wait a few months to see what’s going on there.’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 ArsenalRaul Sanllehi, Arsenal’s head of football, last week sent a defiant message to supporters that the club still backs Emery.But Petit believes the club are playing lip service to Emery and that they will be exploring other options.‘What the club came out and said about Emery’s job being safe is not true at all,’ said Petit.‘Everyone knows this the typical official language clubs send out to the press and fans when things are not going well, when they sense tension.‘This is a political answer and most of the time when I hear officials or shareholders talk like this it’s proof for me that they’re already thinking about sacking the manager. It’s the opposite of what they’re saying that might be true.’MORE: Tahith Chong says new Manchester United contract ‘will come naturally’ amid free transfer rumours Unai Emery is fighting for his job at Arsenal (Picture: Getty)Arsenal legend Emmanuel Petit has tipped Thierry Henry or Patrick Vieira to replace Unai Emery at the Emirates.The Gunners have won just one of their last seven matches and Arsenal have been forced to give Emery the dreaded vote of confidence.The Spaniard’s overseen a disastrous second term at the Emirates that’s seen Granit Xhaka lose the club captaincy and fans turn against Emery for a clear lack of progress.Despite the public backing of the former Valencia boss, Emery is still being judged by a game-to-game basis .ADVERTISEMENTPetit, though, feels the Spaniard should be sacked and says that one of Vieira or Henry should replace him. Advertisement Advertisement Emmanuel Petit tips Thierry Henry or Patrick Vieira to replace Unai Emery at Arsenallast_img read more

Sweden nears Herd Immunitiy after “Open” Approach to COVID-19

first_imgSweden has remained more or less open throughout the coronavirus crisis preserving its economy. By doing next to nothing, Sweden is close to reaching “herd immunity.” Herd immunity occurs when a large percentage of a population gets infected, recovers, and subsequently becomes immune to further infection.Mr Tegnell, the head of Sweden’s Public Health Agency, declares that cases in the capital have plateaued, and that the effects of herd immunity were already apparent.“In a few weeks’ time we might reach herd immunity and we believe that is why we’re seeing a slow decline in cases, in spite of [testing for coronavirus] more and more,” according to Tegnell.And while it’s a bit early to tell, it could be paying off. Mr Tegnell has said that the capital Stockholm, the country’s outbreak epicentre, “might” reach herd immunity in May.In Swededn people are encouraged work at home, nursing homes are not accepting visitors, and universities have moved to online learning.But, people are not stuck at home. Bars, restaurants and gyms have been able to continue operating, provided they follow Sweden’s relatively less strict physical-distancing measures, and schools have also kept their doors open.“Locking people up at home won’t work in the longer term,” Sweden’s chief epidemiologist Anders Tegnell told reporters earlier this month.“Sooner or later people are going to go out anyway.”But officials are warning this doesn’t mean a potentially early end to the pandemic for Sweden, and the country’s approach is not without its critics at home and abroad.Sweden has had 16,755 confirmed cases of COVID-19, with 2,021 deaths: neighbouring Norway and Denmark, which have taken more stringent approaches, have just a fraction of those numbers.Sweden’s strategy to keep large parts of society open is widely backed by the public. It has been devised by scientists and backed by government, and yet not all the country’s virologists are convinced.Very little has shut down in Sweden, but data suggests the vast majority of the population have taken to voluntary social distancing, which is the crux of Sweden’s strategy to slow the spread of the virus.Usage of public transport has dropped significantly, large numbers are working from home, and most refrained from travelling over the Easter weekend. The government has also banned gatherings of more than 50 people and visits to elderly care homes.Around 9 in 10 Swedes say they keep at least a metre away from people at least some of the time, up from seven in 10 a month ago, according to a major survey by polling firm Novus.The Swedish Public Health Agency applauds the way people have responded to the virus without the government mandating anything.The scientists’ approach has led to weeks of global debate over whether Sweden has adopted a sensible and sustainable plan, or unwittingly plunged its population into an experiment that is causing unnecessary fatalities, and could fail to keep the spread of Covid-19 under control.By contrast, in the United States some local governments have adopted draconian policies opposite of Sweden.Residents in Riverside County, California, are now required to wear face coverings and could face a fine of $1,000 per violation per day if the mandate, which went into effect Sunday, is ignored.Recent data from the Riverside University Health System indicated 946 confirmed positive cases of coronavirus within the county with 25 deaths attributable to the illness.“While more and more Riverside County residents are getting COVID-19, not everybody’s getting the message,” said Riverside County public health officer Dr. Cameron Kaiser in a statement Saturday. “It started with staying home, social distance and covering your face. But now we change from saying that you should to saying that you must.”last_img read more

People’s champ Woodland Hills knocks out Central Catholic at the Wolvarena

first_imgWith that in mind, each of Woodland Hills’ victories so far this fall has seemingly added to the notion that the Wolverines are back on top.Woodland Hills has already lowered the boom and knocked out the reigning WPIAL Class AAAA champion Bethel Park, 21-17. The loss ended Bethel Park’s 16-game winning streak against WPIAL competition and there should be no question after the Wolverines dominating performance against the Vikings.Weather played a part in the victory. The storm and steady rain made the football more difficult to handle and the Wolverines employed a low-risk running game that allowed Timbers to chop down the Vikings like he had an “ax to grind.”Timbers, who spent his freshman and sophomore years at Central Catholic, got his new team on the scoreboard first on a 10-yard touchdown run to give Woodland Hills a 6-0 lead.Central’s Matt MacZura kicked a 42-yard field goal to cut the lead to 6-3.In the second quarter behind the running of Timbers and 230-pound fullback Cameron Thompkins, who seems to salivate when he sees a defensive back that’s 50 pounds lighter trying to challenge him, extended the lead to 17-3 at halftime.The high-powered offense for the Woodland Hills varsity football team gets a lot of attention from its big offensive line led by Bruce Atkins, talented running backs and receivers.At the same time, the Wolverine defense, led by Richard “Bump” Gray, Julian Turner and Pitt recruit Khaynin Mosley-Smith, has made its mark this season.Damian Jones-Moore, who had averaged nearly 200 yards per game heading into the contest, was held to 81 yards on 18 carries.“All week we talked about getting 11 guys to the ball,” said “Bump” Gray, who had two quarterback sacks. “We came out hyped and played together. I want to win a championship.”Jones-Moore, the WPIAL’s second-leading rusher, is also a 4.0 student in the classroom, but it was Timbers who went to the head of the class.He scored three touchdowns and Woodland Hills outrushed the Vikings, 252-86.The Central Catholic team made the most of every possible opportunity to beat themselves against Woodland Hills.The Wolverines sacked quarterback Dave Smyers six times and caused three fumbles.“I came here to see Damian Jones-Moore,” said coach Jerry Stackhouse. “I coached him in midget football. He was a great player for the Beltzhoover Browns.”The most exciting play of the night was called back because of a penalty. Junior Lafayette Pitts has used his standout speed to burst onto the scene in recent weeks. He returned a punt in the third quarter 72 yards for a touchdown.Pitts is also a talented wide receiver and punter. He set a school record by booming a 67-yard punt in the first half.The win moved Novak into 10th place on the WPIAL’s all-time list of winningest coaches, passing former Kiski Area coach Dick Dilts. Novak is 235-117-1.Woodland Hills has great tradition. The Wolverines are one of six high schools in the country that have at least five graduates on NFL rosters this season including Ryan Mundy of the Pittsburgh Steelers.Now that Coach Novak has his running game in place and a slew of talented skill position players to complement him, the Woodland Hills offense that struggled so much last season is suddenly lighting up scoreboards.Timbers and his teammates’ relentless pursuit of a WPIAL title are trying to prove they are second to none. RELENTLESS—Dom Timbers of Woodland Hills ran through the rain for 162 yards and three touchdowns in a win over Central Catholic. Timbers rushed for 162 yards—his fourth consecutive 100-yard effort—and three touchdowns to lead Class AAAA No. 3 Woodland Hills 27-3 over No. 4 Central Catholic.Coach George Novak’s Woodland Hills football program has fallen upon some hard times recently.The four-time WPIAL Class AAAA champion Wolverines have not advanced past the first round of the playoffs since 2006 and have not returned to a Heinz Field title game since winning their last crown in 2002.To be the champs, the Wolverines will have to beat the champs. READING THE DEFENSE—Woodland Hills quarterback John Yezovich looks to pass against Central Catholic. Don’t look for Woodland Hills (4-1, 1-0) and Central Catholic (3-2, 0-1) to “friend” each other on Facebook anytime soon.These two powerhouse teams faced off at the Wolverena Friday night, Oct. 2, and it was time for Syracuse recruit Dom Timbers to make a statement.last_img read more

Pakistani cricketer invites Indian taxi driver to dinner after he refused the fare

first_imgAdvertisement f86NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs415vWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E2l6j9( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 6ve6nhvWould you ever consider trying this?😱adw26Can your students do this? 🌚6doRoller skating! Powered by Firework The encounter between a Sikh driver and Pakistani cricket team players has gone viral. The Pakistani cricket team was in Brisbane for the Test match against Australia. Pakistan lost the match to Australia that day, and after the game, Yashir Shah, Naseem Shah, Imran Khan, Shaheen Shah Afridi, and Mohammad Musa went out to have dinner together. They were scouring the city for a good Pakistani or Indian food joint to have dinner when they met the Indian taxi driver.Advertisement A video of the encounter was shared by the Pakistan cricket board on their Facebook page, which was showered with love by people of both nations. Pakistani leg-spinner, Yasir Shah, in the video talks about his and his team’s encounter with Paa Ji, the Sikh cab driver. The driver recognized them, and they ended up having a conversation about cricket. He hails from Punjab, and the players interacted with him in Urdu.Advertisement “We saw he was a ‘Paa Ji’ from India. So we spoke to him in Urdu and asked him to take us to a nice restaurant,” he said.Upon reaching the destination, the driver refused fare, and to return his kind gesture, Yasir Shah invited him to dinner with them.Advertisement “When we reached, he refused to take our fare. So I told him if you are not taking our fare, you have to join us for dinner.” the cricketer said. Paa Ji ended up having dinner with the Pakistani team. Advertisementlast_img read more

Gluck backstops Rebels to 2-1 series lead in Murdoch Final

first_imgZach Perehudoff took the loss in goal for the Hawks.Riders, Rockets all square entering Game threeDerek Chudyk scored the game winner in the first period as Fernie bounced back to edge Golden 3-1 Wednesday in the East Kootenay City.Ben Primeau and Tyler Gonzales into an empty net also scored for the Riders.Josh Jewell had the lone marker for Golden.Games three and four go Friday and Saturday in Golden. Defence has been the hallmark for success of the Castlegar Rebels all season long.The Rebs turned the thumbscrews down on the Beaver Valley Nitehawks offence, holding the high flyers to one goal en route to a 2-1 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League playoff victory Thursday night in Fruitvale.The game’s third star, Castlegar netminder Jordan Gluck, allowed a single goal to Ryan Edwards as the current KIJHL regular season champs regained the advantage in the best-of-seven Murdoch Division Final.Castlegar leads the series 2-1 with Game four Friday in Fruitvale. Puck drop is 7:30 p.m.Following a scoreless first period, Edwards opened the scoring on the power play just over two minutes into the second frame.Erik Alden tied the game six minutes later before Jamie Vlanich scored the eventual winner late in the middle frame.The Rebels then took to the checking strategy to completely shutdown the Hawks offence.Beaver Valley finished the game out shooting Castlegar 29-27 to make a winner out of Gluck.last_img read more

Impasse over panchayat polls in West Bengal continues

first_imgThere was no end in sight to the impasse over the panchayat polls in West Bengal with the hearing in the Calcutta High Court remaining inconclusive on Tuesday. The hearing will continue on Wednesday before Justice Subrata Talukdar. During the hearing, Trinamool Congress MP Kalyan Banerjee said the petition by the Opposition parties was not maintainable. Mr. Banerjee cited a number of orders of the Supreme Court stating that the High Court cannot intervene in an election process after the dates of the polls have been announced. The Trinamool Congress (TMC) representative also said the rights of candidates who are contesting the polls as TMC nominees should also be upheld by holding the elections in time.Justice Talukdar said the Supreme Court in an order on April 9 had asked that grievances of the people who had approached the court be addressed. He pointed out that after extending the nomination process on April 9 for a day the State Election Commission reversed the order the very next day. The judge observed that he was concerned over whatever happened between April 9 and April 10 and the role of the State Election Commission on the issue.On Tuesday, the Division Bench of the Calcutta High Court comprising Justices Biswanath Somadder and Arinadam Mukherjee said it “did not wish to interfere with the order passed by the single bench.” On April 12, Justice Talukdar issued a stay on the poll process after which the TMC and the Commission approached the Division Bench. The elections to the three-tier panchayats in 20 districts of the State have been scheduled in three phases on May 1, 3 and 5. Political parties in the Opposition have alleged that the TMC had prevented their candidates from filing nomination papers between April 2 and April 9. Experts are of the opinion that considering that only two weeks are left for the polls, and the withdrawal process not being completed it is practically difficult to conduct the polls as per schedule.last_img read more

George Informs Pacers He will Leave in 2018, AP Says

first_img(AP) – The Indiana Pacers’ timeline for making a decision on star forward Paul George just kicked into overdrive.George’s camp has informed the Pacers that the four-time All-Star intends to leave in the summer of 2018 when he becomes a free agent, two people with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press on Sunday night. The people spoke on condition of anonymity because neither side publicly discusses unresolved personnel matters.George has spent all seven of his NBA seasons in Indiana, emerging as one of the league’s top players. He averaged a career-high 23.7 points and shot 46 percent last season, but the seventh-seeded Pacers were swept by Cleveland in the first round of the Eastern Conference playoffs. The steady decline in competitiveness of the franchise, and LeBron James’ dominance of the conference, has led George to look elsewhere as he nears free agency next summer.The Pacers’ chances of keeping George also took a big hit when he was not voted to one of the three All-NBA teams after this season. Had he been voted in, George would have qualified for a super-max contract worth about $210 million over five years, a staggering sum that may have been too much to turn down. Instead, the Pacers are able to offer him around $177 million.George’s declaration puts the Pacers on the spot. They can either try to trade him this summer in hope of getting a package of players and draft picks that can at least help them try to make up for the loss of a foundational star, or they can try to keep him for this season, make some other moves around him to improve the roster and hope they can change his mind.It’s quite a test for Kevin Pritchard, who took over as the chief decision-maker in the Pacers front office after Larry Bird abruptly stepped down after the season concluded. Pritchard is well-respected across the league and has considerable experience from his time running the show in Portland. He also spent several years under Bird in Indiana, which gives him the familiarity of the roster and George to make an informed decision.Complicating matters is the widely held belief across the league that George wants to return to his native California to play for the Los Angeles Lakers. That means any team other than the Lakers that makes a play for George this summer runs the risk of giving up considerable assets for a one-year rental. That could force the Pacers to push their asking price down after resisting significant offers from the Boston Celtics at the trade deadline in February.Yahoo! Sports first reported that George’s camp made his feelings known to the Pacers on Sunday.JON KRAWCZYNSKI, AP Basketball WriterTweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

BC windstorm cost insurers 37 million for loss to homes businesses vehicles

first_imgVANCOUVER — The insured cost of damage from the windstorm that raged through southern B.C. in December is over $37 million, and the Insurance Bureau of Canada says that pushed the price of extreme weather in the country last year to $1.9 billion.The storm knocked down large trees and power poles, leaving over 750,000 customers without power, some of them through Christmas.The insurance bureau says over 3,000 homes were damaged, boats were scattered and the pier in White Rock was cut in half.The bureau says in a news release that as the financial costs of a changing climate rises, it is working with all levels of government to advocate for increased investment to mitigate impacts of extreme weather.Those changes could include investments in infrastructure to protect communities from floods and fires, improvement building codes and shift development of homes and businesses away from areas of highest risk.Bureau vice-president, Pacific, Aaron Sutherland says the financial costs of climate change are increasing rapidly and the storm is the latest example of the need to improve and adapt to the new weather reality.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

No winning ticket for Friday nights 22 million Lotto Max jackpot

first_imgTORONTO — No winning ticket was sold for the $22 million jackpot in Friday night’s Lotto Max draw.The jackpot for the next draw on May 21 will be approximately $27 million.The Canadian Presslast_img

Derek slams BJP for featuring children in promotional video

first_imgKolkata: Trinamool Congress Rajya Sabha MP Derek O’Brien came down heavily on the BJP for flouting the model code of conduct laid down by the Election Commission of India by featuring children under the age of 14 in its political promotional video.In his Twitter handle, O’Brien said: “After being insensitive to children with dyslexia, Modi and the BJP do it again! Children under 14 being used in political promo music video. Breaking EC rules. Shameless. #CheatIndia So desperate for votes?” Also Read – Centuries-old Durga Pujas continue to be hit among revellersHe pointed out that the Delhi High Court in a judgment on 15 July, 2013, advised political parties to take note of provisions of Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2000 which is concerns children in the age group 14 to 18 years. The court had said that the provisions under the act should not be flouted during election campaign. He alleged that Modi used pictures of jawans to seek votes. It may be mentioned here that various top Trinamool Congress leaders had been vocal against the BJP for its attempt to take credit of the Balakot air strike. Many banners were put at various points in the city by the state BJP leaders with photos of armed forces. They also brought the matter to the notice of the Election Commission. The Commission has however issued necessary instructions to the administration to remove all such banners.last_img read more