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Unai Emery sends fresh message to Mesut Ozil after shock slamming of Arsenal midfielder

first_imgUnai Emery has sent a fresh message to Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil (Picture: Getty)Unai Emery insists Mesut Ozil can adapt to his high-intensity style but has warned the Arsenal midfielder that nobody will get preferential treatment at the club.German playmaker Ozil has been left out of Arsenal’s last two matchday squads, with Emery claiming he did not ‘deserve’ a place on the bench against Standard Liege on Thursday.Last year, the 30-year-old signed a new long-term contract at Arsenal worth a staggering £350,000-a-week.But Ozil has featured in just one Premier League game for the Gunners this season and Emery insists there is serious competition for every place in the Arsenal team.ADVERTISEMENT Emery reflects on 4-0 win over Standard LiegeTo 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 6:03FullscreenEmery reflects on 4-0 win over Standard Liegehttps://metro.co.uk/video/emery-reflects-4-0-win-standard-liege-2019524/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.‘But he did probably need someone like Ozil against United to open the door for Aubameyang; he didn’t get a lot of service did he?‘But Ozil… I don’t know what the future holds for him. I think that could be the last straw.’Emery’s Arsenal face Bournemouth this weekend and Cherries boss Eddie Howe has urged his team to make a flying start to the fixture.He said: ‘We haven’t started well at the Emirates Stadium in recent years so we need to start better. They’re dangerous and we’ll have to be at our best.’MORE: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer keen to break Manchester United transfer policy for Mario Mandzukic Metro Sport ReporterFriday 4 Oct 2019 11:03 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link2.7kShares Comment Advertisementcenter_img Unai Emery sends fresh message to Mesut Ozil after shock slamming of Arsenal midfielder Emery insists Ozil can adapt to his high-intensity style (Picture: Getty)Emery said: ‘He can play how I want, but now we have a lot of players being competitive in each position on the pitch and they deserve to be able to help and to play.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘Now every player is the same and I want to train, I want them to be pushing to achieve one position in the squad, in the first XI.‘If we continue being competitive and getting better, it is the best for our present and future.’As Ozil continues to be sidelined, Arsenal will reportedly listen to both permanent and loan offers for the midfielder in January.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 CityGunners hero Ray Parlour doubts Ozil has a long-term future at the Emirates after he was left out against Premier League rivals Manchester United.He told talkSPORT: ‘We don’t know what happens behind the scenes, we don’t know the atmosphere at training and we don’t know his attitude at training.‘Maybe Emery is looking at it wanting a reaction and he’s not getting a reaction, so he’s saying, ‘I’m going to go with the youngsters instead’.‘He’s been brave by doing it because Ozil is a World Cup winner and he’s on a massive contract at Arsenal. Advertisementlast_img read more

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Emile Heskey advises Liverpool against signing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Philippe Coutinho

first_img Comment Advertisement Emile Heskey has advised Liverpool against signing Philippe Coutinho and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Pictures: Getty)Emile Heskey has advised his former club Liverpool against signing Philippe Coutinho and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang this summer.Brazilian playmaker Coutinho, who spent five years at Anfield before joining Barcelona in 2018, has been linked with a return to the Premier League in recent weeks.But Heskey says Liverpool no longer need a player like Coutinho and has also urged his former club against launching a move for Arsenal forward Aubameyang.Aubameyang will have just 12 months remaining on his current Arsenal contract come the summer and Gunners hero Paul Merson has suggested he could move to Anfield.ADVERTISEMENTBut Heskey, speaking to GentingBet, said: ‘Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is a wonderful goal-getter. His stats are amazing.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘He is showing time and time again that he is a goal scorer. He’s playing in an Arsenal side that isn’t really fancied in and around the league but he’s going out and scoring week in and week out.‘He’s challenging for the Golden Boot. He’s Mr Consistent.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‘But, will he fit in the Liverpool system? Probably not. I don’t think that he would be an ideal fit for Liverpool.’On the speculation surrounding Coutinho, Heskey added: ‘Liverpool don’t generally resign players – Robbie Fowler and Ian Rush were the exceptions.‘No disrespect to Coutinho as he is a fabulous player but where would he fit in the side right now? Former Liverpool and England striker Heskey (Picture: Getty)‘The side is looking so good at this moment in time that you can’t see him fitting in unless you change the formation.‘He could then possibly get in the side but Liverpool don’t necessarily need him right now.’Liverpool moved 25 points clear at the top of the Premier League before the competition was postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak.MORE: Why Liverpool have cooled their interest in Jadon Sancho as Man Utd close inMORE: Arsenal handed transfer boost in bid to keep hold of Gabriel Martinelli Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterThursday 26 Mar 2020 12:41 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link398Shares Emile Heskey advises Liverpool against signing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Philippe Coutinholast_img read more

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In Delco, Governor Wolf Hosts Roundtable to Address Pennsylvania’s Opioid Epidemic

first_img May 19, 2016 SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Press Release,  Substance Use Disorder Brookhaven, PA – Governor Tom Wolf and Representative Leanne Krueger-Braneky were joined by legislators, local officials, law enforcement, and health care professionals at a roundtable in Delaware County today. The group discussed local and statewide efforts to lead the nation in combating the opioid abuse and heroin use epidemic in Pennsylvania.In an effort to confront this epidemic collaboratively, Governor Wolf is conducting roundtables statewide to discuss the initiatives of his administration, the state legislature, county agencies, treatment centers, hospitals, and medical schools. The Wolf Administration is eager to engage in these local conversations in order to listen to local officials about the challenges that they are facing.“Fighting Pennsylvania’s opioid and heroin epidemic is a top priority for my administration,” said Governor Wolf. “These roundtables are an opportunity to work collaboratively with the General Assembly and community leaders to ensure Pennsylvania leads the nation in the fight to combat the opioid abuse and heroin use crisis.”Governor Wolf was joined by a number of other state and local leaders at the Brookhaven Municipal Center, including Sen. Tom Killion, Rep. Nick Miccarelli, Rep. Jamie Santora, Rep. Margo Davidson, PA Director of Homeland Security Marcus Brown, Delaware County District Attorney Jack Whelan, and Nether Providence Police Chief Randy McGoldrick.“With the Pennsylvania Medical Society recently issuing a call to action regarding the opioid epidemic, it’s obvious that this is a crisis in our state that is affecting people regardless of their age, race, sex, or economic background,” Rep. Krueger-Braneky said. “We in the General Assembly must work together with doctors, advocates and health and human services workers to raise awareness and help those who are struggling with opioid addiction to prevent the further needless loss of life.”The Wolf Administration hopes that these discussions are just the beginning of a larger conversation with both Republicans and Democrats in the House and Senate as well as local officials, law enforcement, emergency responders, and health care professionals.“I look forward to continue working collaboratively with the General Assembly and community leaders to ensure Pennsylvania leads the nation in the fight to combat the opioid abuse and heroin use epidemic,” said Governor Wolf. “The magnitude of the addiction and overdose death epidemic in Pennsylvania is shocking: at least seven Pennsylvanians die every day from a drug overdose. With nearly 2,500 overdose deaths in Pennsylvania in 2014 and estimates that the 2015 total will be higher, a collaborative effort on the federal, state, and local levels is crucial in combating this crisis.”Some of the administration’s initiatives in the fight against heroin include: signing a statewide standing order for naloxone, making it possible for all Pennsylvanians to access this life-saving drug; equipping the Pennsylvania State Police with naloxone so that those troopers who are first on the scene of an overdose can have another tool on-hand during these emergencies; partnering with Adapt Pharma to make Narcan available to public high schools across the state at no cost; developing the ABC-MAP prescription drug monitoring program to detect and prevent prescription fraud and abuse, which contribute to addiction; and appointing a director for the state’s Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) Office, who will work to ensure that the PDMP meets its goal of assisting healthcare professionals in identifying patients that would benefit from treatment.In an effort to curtail drug addiction and curb the supply of excess drugs that can be used illicitly, the Department of Health is leading an effort to build upon the opioid prescribing guidelines already created, including specialty specific guidelines for emergency department providers, dentists, obstetricians and gynecologists, and pharmacists. These guidelines give healthcare providers direction for safe and effective pain relief practices, with greater emphasis on non-opioid therapies and greater caution to prevent addiction and diversion. In addition, the DOH recently joined dozens of healthcare organizations, medical experts, and consumer advocacy groups in signing petitions requesting changes to federal pain management requirements that are believed to foster dangerous prescribing practices.The Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs has led a statewide initiative to get naloxone into the hands of municipal police departments. To date, more than 320 municipal police departments are equipped with naloxone, and those departments have reversed more than 900 overdoses as a result of that effort. DDAP also has developed a “warm hand-off” policy, mandating county-level drug and alcohol administrators to create processes whereby overdose survivors are taken directly from the emergency department to a licensed drug treatment provider. In some areas of the Commonwealth, early reports indicate as many as 50 percent to 70 percent of overdose survivors are getting into treatment immediately through this process. Under DDAP’s leadership, Pennsylvania’s Prescription Drug Take-Back Program is helping communities properly dispose of unused and unwanted prescriptions. To date, there are nearly 450 take-back boxes located at police stations across Pennsylvania. In 2015, more than 56,000 pounds of prescription drugs were taken back and destroyed.Governor Wolf’s decision to expand Medicaid eligibility in Pennsylvania under the Affordable Care Act has greatly increased access to treatment services for hundreds of thousands of Pennsylvanians.# # #Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolfcenter_img In Delco, Governor Wolf Hosts Roundtable to Address Pennsylvania’s Opioid Epidemiclast_img read more

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Eagle LNG marks official start of Maxville facility

first_imgEagle LNG Partners officially opened its Maxville LNG facility that has been operating since early 2018, supplying its Marine Fuel Depot – Talleyrand located on the Port of Jacksonville’s (Jaxport) Talleyrand marine terminal.The plant has a production capacity of 200,000 liquefied natural gas (LNG) gallons-per-day with a 1 million-gallon storage tank.Eagle LNG will fuel Crowley Maritimes’ two new LNG-powered commitment class ships for U.S. mainland to Puerto Rico trade from its Talleyrand marine fuel depot in addition to serving growing domestic and Caribbean needs for clean-burning, economical LNG.The Maxville plant currently loads LNG in ISO containers shipped to Puerto Rico for the pharmaceutical industry, Eagle LNG said.The company said it is focusing on completing its larger LNG export plant, also to be constructed in Jacksonville, on the St. Johns River north of Jaxport.The new plant will have a capacity to produce 1.5 million LNG gallons-per-day with a 12 million-gallon storage tank, a marine jetty and road tanker loading bay. It will supply LNG for power generation to the Caribbean Islands plus domestic fuel and power markets.The US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is expected to approve the larger export facility soon, with first LNG production anticipated from the facility in 2020.last_img read more

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Ferguson relishing Everton role

first_img “It will be an emotional time for me, I’m very proud,” the Scot, who began his new role on Monday having initially rejoined the club in a coaching capacity in 2011, told evertontv. “It’s been fantastic. I’ve been coming up (to the first team) once or twice a week since the manager came in and he told me he’d like me to come up full-time and I’m delighted. “I think the idea was to integrate me into the squad and it is a fantastic opportunity for myself. “It is a great challenge. You are with the best of the best, this is the elite, the best players in the world and you have to make sure you do your job properly.” Ferguson’s reputation as an uncompromising centre-forward during his playing days means he will not be allowing anyone to rest on their laurels. “We can push really hard for a European spot and the manager is emphasising that,” he added. “We can get some good rewards this year and we are still in the (FA) cup as well.” Last week the 42-year-old, who scored 72 goals in 273 games for the Toffees before his retirement in 2006, was promoted from his coaching role with the club’s under-18s to the first-team set-up. He is due to take his place in the dug-out alongside manager Roberto Martinez for Saturday’s visit of West Ham and the Scot is relishing the prospect. Everton fans’ favourite Duncan Ferguson is anticipating an emotional Goodison Park occasion this weekend.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

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Visual breakdown: 3 big plays from Syracuse-Wake Forest

first_img Published on September 13, 2015 at 7:19 pm Contact Paul: pmschwed@syr.edu | @pschweds Syracuse (2-0, 1-0 Atlantic Coast) picked up its first conference win of the year on Saturday against Wake Forest (1-1, 0-1). Here’s a breakdown of the Orange’s three touchdown-scoring plays.Donnie Simmons pick-sixTime and score: 14:16 left in second quarter, WFU leading 7-6Down and distance: First-and-10 from Wake Forest’s own 38-yard lineScenario: On the Demon Deacons’ second play of a drive following an SU field goal, quarterback John Wolford dropped back to passResult: Donnie Simmons returns interception 41 yards for a touchdown, giving Syracuse a 13-7 leadAdvertisementThis is placeholder textESPN3Syracuse sets up with four down linemen —Simmons, Chris Slayton, Kayton Samuels and Ron Thompson — and Wake Forest uses a three-wideout set with Wolford in shotgun.As Wolford takes the snap, three important things happen: Middle linebacker Zaire Franklin (red circle) blitzes the ‘A’ gap — between the center and left guard — and rushes toward left guard Josh Harris. Safety Antwan Cordy (yellow circle) also blitzes from 7 yards off the line of scrimmage. Simultaneously, Simmons (blue circle), who originally lined up as the left defensive end, drops into the flat for zone coverage.Thus, Syracuse is only bringing a five-player blitz, but SU does it in a creative way, with a blitzer from each of the defensive levels.ESPN3Franklin successfully blows by Harris up the middle and gets into the Demon Deacons’ backfield. Tight end Brendan O’Neil, who set up next to Wolford, slides to the left, where SU’s blitz is coming from. But instead of picking up Franklin, he moves toward Cordy. That allows Franklin to get a clean shot on Wolford.Feeling the pressure, Wolford unloads the ball quickly toward wide receiver Cortez Lewis on his right. But with Simmons in coverage in the flat, the senior defensive end makes the easy interception and uses the open space in front of him to find the end zone.ESPN3Dungey finds Brisly EstimeTime and score: 2:15 left in third quarter, WFU leading 17-13Down and distance: First-and-10 from Syracuse’s own 11-yard lineScenario: The Demon Deacons pinned SU on its own 11-yard line on the previous play and quarterback Eric Dungey slid away from pressure after the snapResult: Dungey threaded a pass to Brisly Estime, who ran the majority of the 89 yards to the end zone after the catch, pushing SU’s lead to 20-17.ESPN3Syracuse lines up with two receivers — Estime (yellow circle) at the bottom of the screen — two tight ends in the “wing” position off each tackle and with a running back behind Dungey.Dungey (blue circle) uses play action to draw every player in WFU’s front seven (white box) toward the line of scrimmage. This freezes Wake Forest’s defense and gives Syracuse’s receivers a chance to get deep in their routes downfield. Dungey rolls out to his right and has more receivers on that side of the field.ESPN3As a result of Dungey’s initial movement to the right, a Demon Deacons safety (purple circle) sells out toward that sideline. But when the Wake Forest pressure comes, Dungey slides back toward the middle of the field.Estime, being the only receiver on Dungey’s left, finds himself in one-on-one coverage with a cornerback (red circle) streaking down the sideline and turning toward the middle of the field.ESPN3With the safety vacated from the middle of the field (white circle), he cuts inside and catches the ball about 25 yards downfield. He breaks a tackle from the cornerback defending him and has nothing but open field in front of him as he runs for the 89-yard touchdown.Ishmael splits the defenseTime and score: 11:28 left in fourth quarter, SU leading 20-17Down and distance: Second-and-13 from Syracuse’s own 47-yard lineScenario: With a three-point lead, the Orange is moving down the field looking to add to its cushion. The drive began at the 15-yard line as SU steadily moved the chains.Result: Dungey finds Ishmael down the right sideline between two defenders for the 53-yard touchdownESPN3Wake Forest uses three down linemen and an outside linebacker all showing blitz. The Demon Deacons set up in a typical two-safety look while Dungey (yellow circle) had three wide receivers set up.Syracuse’s running back stepped in front of Dungey to assist with pass protection while four SU players started their routes. Ishmael (blue circle), who lined up toward Dungey’s right got a step in front of his defender (purple circle).As Ishmael started running straight down the sideline, Dungey had room in the pocket (white lines), providing him with a good opportunity to step into his throw.ESPN3Dungey quickly recognized that Ishmael would be open and he had the time to set his feet and make a strong throw.One of Wake Forest’s safeties (brown circle) shifted toward Ishmael on the sideline, but Dungey thread the needle and hit Ishmael in stride. With the strong protection from the offensive line, Dungey made the throw look easy. Ishmael broke an arm tackle from the safety and ran into the end zone for the 53-yard score.ESPN3 Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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Under 21 stars drafted into Tipp senior team for football qualifier

first_imgInto the side come Under 21 All Ireland finalists Jimmy Feehan from Killenaule who makes his Senior Championship debut at corner back, while Ian Fahey from Clonmel Commercials lines out in midfield.Up front, Liam Casey from Cahir and Kevin O’Halloran from Portroe make their full Senior Championship debuts also, with both having previously been introduced as replacements against Kerry, while Liam also got a run out against Waterford in the Munster quarter-final.Selector Michael O’Loughlin says Louth have changed into a more defensive system as the championship progressed but Tipp’s plan is to get ahead in the game and stay ahead.  Saturday’s game throws-in at 2.45 and will be broadcast live here on Tipp FM in association with Connolly Man Menswear, Clonmel.last_img read more

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