Unai Emery breaks silence over Ainsley Maitland-Niles’ sending off during Arsenal’s defeat to Leicester

first_imgUnai Emery breaks silence over Ainsley Maitland-Niles’ sending off during Arsenal’s defeat to Leicester Comment Metro Sport ReporterSunday 28 Apr 2019 3:11 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link305Shares Ainsley Maitland-Niles received his marching orders against Leicester (Getty Images)Unai Emery has criticised Michael Oliver for sending off Ainsley Maitland-Niles during Arsenal’s below-par 3-0 defeat to Leicester City at the King Power Stadium.Arsenal started the game on the back foot and their hopes of gaining a positive result were dealt a huge blow when Maitland-Niles was sent off ten minutes before half-time for a second yellow.A header from Youri Tielemans and a late double from Jamie Vardy in the second half handed Leicester a comprehensive victory while condemning Arsenal to a damaging defeat.Maitland-Niles was dismissed for two fouls on James Maddison, however, Emery felt that the 21-year-old’s first yellow card after eight minutes shouldn’t have been given.ADVERTISEMENT Advertisement Unai Emery had to be calmed down by Michael Oliver in the second half (Getty Images)‘For me the first yellow card is not. I do not agree with this decision and it has conditioned a lot our match,’ Emery told BBC Sport after the game.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘Our gameplan with one player less is difficult and Leicester they have good players.‘But we needed to continue. We prepared at half-time some changes to keep the possibilities in the match but knowing it would be difficult.’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 CityEmery was furious with Michael Oliver’s decision to brandish the red card and he had to be calmed down by the referee midway through the second half.Following Tottenham’s 1-0 defeat to West Ham on Saturday, Arsenal had a big opportunity to close the gap on their north London rivals in the race for the top-four with a win over Leicester.However, they never got going and Bernd Leno was comfortably their best player even before Maitland-Niles’ sending off, making nine saves over the course of the match.Arsenal have now suffered three successive Premier League defeats following losses to Crystal Palace and Wolves and find themselves fifth in the Premier League table.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 Arsenal Advertisementlast_img read more

Mikel Arteta reveals what it was like being coached by Jose Mourinho at Barcelona

first_imgMourinho and Van Gaal during the 1997/98 season with Barcelona (Picture: Getty)The pair actually worked together, with Mourinho taking a number of sessions with the Barcelona B team – for whom Arteta made 42 appearances – as he began his move into becoming a manager in his own right.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTArteta looks back on that time fondly and says Mourinho’s approach with Barca’s young players was the complete opposite of the image that is painted of him as someone who is reluctant to give youth a chance.Asked what Mourinho was like as a coach at Barca B, the Arsenal boss said: ‘He was great! He used to coach us, as you said, with the Barcelona B team.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‘He used to come to our training sessions. He had an incredible energy with young players. He was always very, very supportive and [we] all liked him.’The feeling was mutual, with Mourinho revealing at his own pre-match press conference that he is still extremely fond of the ‘kid’ he used to coach – though he will put their personal relationship aside on Sunday.‘Look I met Mikel when Mikel was a kid in Barcelona. I was there with Mr Van Gaal, Mikel was a kid. Really, really a kid,’ he said Comment Mikel Arteta reveals what it was like being coached by Jose Mourinho at Barcelona The two managers’ paths crossed in Catalonia over two decades ago (Picture: Getty Images)Mikel Arteta has revealed what it was like to be coached by Jose Mourinho during their brief time together at Barcelona and has dispelled the notion that the Spurs boss is wary of young players, saying he was ‘very supportive’.Mourinho is often derogatorily remembered simply as Bobby Robson’s ‘translator’ during their time together at Camp Nou in the 1996-97 season, though he was a prominent part of the coaching team and stayed on as part of Louis van Gaal’s staff.At the same time, Arteta – who will be in the opposite dugout for Sunday’s north London derby – was coming through Barca’s famed La Masia academy. Metro Sport ReporterFriday 10 Jul 2020 11:17 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link2.3kSharescenter_img Arteta did not make a senior appearance for Barca and was loaned to PSG before joining Rangers permanently in 2002 (Picture: Getty)‘So I know him from there and when you know these kids at this age, time flies but in the end you always look at them as the kid that you have a great feeling for.’He added: ‘Of course I like him very, very much. I hope everything goes well for him in his career, but I have to admit in this moment he is at a rival club, a club that fights in this moment for the same things we fight – which is a European position. And I cannot wish him good in this situation.’MORE: Jose Mourinho responds to Mikel Arteta’s praise and reveals his nickname for the Arsenal bossMORE: Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta praises Jose Mourinho’s start at Tottenham ahead of north London derby clashFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

Arsenal refuse to back down in Lucas Torreira negotiations as Fiorentina end pursuit

first_imgArsenal are standing firm over their valuation of Lucas Torreira (Getty Images)Arsenal’s refusal to compromise in their negotiations to sell Lucas Torreira has led to Fiorentina pulling out of the race to sign the midfielder, according to reports in Italy.The Gunners are open to selling the Uruguay international this summer as Mikel Arteta is keen to strengthen his midfield options with the arrival of Thomas Partey from Atletico Madrid.However, Atletico will only allow the Ghana international to leave if his €50m (£43m) release clause is met and the Gunners are currently unable to match that fee.Arsenal have held talks to sell Torreira in order to bolster their funds and Fiorentina believed they were closing in on a deal for the 24-year-old.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTHowever, Firenze Viola reports that Fiorentina have now ended negotiations with Arsenal after the Gunners refused to budge over their asking price.Arsenal are demanding €30m (£26.9m) for the Uruguayan and have turned down Fiorentina’s offer of €25m (£22.4m) to be paid in two installments. Arsenal refuse to back down in Lucas Torreira negotiations as Fiorentina end pursuit Advertisement Fiorentina have pulled out of the race to sign Lucas Torreira (Getty Images)However, Torreira, who was signed by Arsenal from Sampdoria for £26m in 2018, is also wanted by Torino.Torino are now managed by Marco Giampaolo, who worked with Torreira at Sampdoria, and the Italian is keen to be reunited with the midfielder.Speaking last week, Giampaolo’s brother, Federico, revealed that confirmed that Torino are interested in a move.‘Taking Torreira will be very difficult because it is an operation that involves a great outlay from the club,’ he told Tuttosport.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‘And it is a negotiation unrelated to the simple will of the player, so many factors come into play. But in football, you never know.‘Maybe Marco convinces him, and [Davide] Vagnati [Torino’s sporting director] gets a yes from Arsenal: everyone in Turin wishes him well. ‘It is a city that lives on football and Torreira can ignite enthusiasm like few other players.’Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Comment Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 8 Sep 2020 8:24 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link8.1kShareslast_img read more

What does aligning with the Paris climate agreement mean?

first_imgIn addition to identifying working definitions for key concepts, the project aims to identify different approaches and methods relevant to the objectives of aligning portfolios to the Paris Agreement.“There are emerging tools for some asset classes but there is not yet an agreed definition of what being aligned to ‘below 2°C’ or ‘net zero by 2050’ means for a pension fund”Adam Matthews, Church of England Pensions BoardThe Church of England Pensions Board is co-chairing the IIGCC initiative, and Adam Matthews, its director of ethics and engagement, said the pension fund wanted to be able “to demonstrate transparently that it had delivered on its commitment to be aligned to the Paris Agreement”.  “However, we need to be honest,” he added. “The lack of consensus on frameworks and methodologies means that its simply not yet possible to make such statements when investing across multiple asset classes.“There are emerging tools for some asset classes but there is not yet an agreed definition of what being aligned to ‘below 2°C’ or ‘net zero by 2050’ means for a pension fund.”Faith Ward, chief responsible investment officer at the £30bn (€35) Brunel Pension Partnership, said the project would help the local authority pension pool move ahead “in a fully informed and effective way” with developing a comprehensive approach to managing climate risk across all its portfolios.At a UN-convened climate conference in Paris in December 2015, 195 countries agreed a long-term goal of keeping global warming to well below 2°C above pre-industrial levels and to pursue efforts to limit the increase to 1.5°C.The plans set out by individual countries so far would lead to warming well above either of those targets, according to estimates, although recommendations for a 2050 net-zero emissions target issued to the UK government this week have been hailed as “a new dawn for climate change action” by the Confederation of British Industry. European asset owners are coming together for a project aimed at developing a common understanding of what it means for portfolios to be aligned with the climate change goals agreed at a UN-convened gathering in Paris in December 2015.The project was launched by the Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change (IIGCC) and is being steered by a committee initially comprising Nordic and UK pension investors: AP2, Brunel Pension Partnership, Church of England Pensions Board, LGPS Central, PKA and TPT Retirement Solutions.Aligning with the Paris Agreement has become a relatively established part of the narrative about finance and climate change, but the IIGCC said the concept remained poorly defined despite a “growing body of evidence in specific areas”.“Moreover, the different potential approaches and methodologies that can be used to support alignment of portfolios are not well understood by investors, nor fully tested in the context of different asset classes and sectors,” it added.last_img read more

DSME secures LNG carrier duo order

first_imgImage courtesy of DSMESouth Korean shipbuilder Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) has clinched an order for LNG carrier duo from an Oceania-based shipowner. The company said on Thursday, the contract value for the two liquefied natural gas tankers is at 389 billion won ($365 million).The two vessels with the capacity to transport 173,400 cubic meters of the chilled fuel each are scheduled for delivery in the first half of 2021.Both vessels will be outfitted with M-type, Electronically Controlled, Gas Injection (MEGI) engines and a full reliquefaction system.The shipbuilder noted it has received the majority of orders secured by South Korean shipyards this year. Out of 13 clinched by the South Korean giants, DSME has received orders for 6 vessels this year. In total, 14 LNG carriers have been ordered this year.In total, the shipyards secured orders for a total of 12 vessels this year totaling at $1.55 billion.last_img read more

“Motherless Generation”- Australian Marriage Forum 2015

first_imgThis is the second in a series of ads from the Australian Marriage Forum which gives the child-centred case against same-sex ‘marriage & parenting’. It reflects on the 1950s-1970s government policy of ‘forced adoption’, for which there was a heartfelt national apology in Australia on March 21st 2013. It then considers the proposed policy to institutionalise two-man marriage (and therefore two-man adoption and surrogacy)last_img

Chch Press Editorial: when is a charity really a lobby group?

first_imgStuff co.nz 20 May 2017Family First Comment: Well concluded…“Family First’s work does not strictly adhere to a narrow view of Christian activism. Research reports on areas such as childcare, child abuse and child poverty and the impact of technology and pornography tap into wider concerns in a rapidly-changing secular society. Even those who may be predisposed to disagree with Family First on principle should recognise that it occupies an important position within the broad spectrum of social and political views in New Zealand.”Reports that Family First could lose its charitable status raise complicated questions about the differences between charities, lobby groups and political activists. Where should we draw the line between these activities?The Charities Board told Family First as long ago as 2013 that its charitable status was being reviewed. Family First was contacted this week by media who had been informed by the board that deregistration was still on the cards.Family First national director Bob McCoskrie’s line is that Family First holds Christian beliefs that have become unpalatable in so-called “politically correct” times and that it has been punished for its traditionalist view that marriage can only be between a man and a woman.The board’s argument against Family First is that it is primarily a political group rather than one concerned with religion or education. The first attempt to deregister Family First was stymied by the High Court in 2015 when it was pointed out that the Supreme Court had already ruled that Greenpeace’s political advocacy had charitable status, which is still being reconsidered by the Government.The High Court judgment said that while members of the Charities Board may personally disagree with Family First, there is “a legitimate analogy” between its role and other organisations that are recognised as charities and that advocacy for “the traditional family” is analogous to advocacy for the “mental and moral improvement” of society that drives other charitable groups.Family First’s campaigns since it formed in 2006 may be unpalatable to many. It has been a noisy opponent of the reform of smacking laws and moves to create transgender-friendly bathrooms. But should a determination that some organisations are entitled to charitable status and some not be based on whether their views are seen as fringe and dated as opposed to progressive or mainstream?Greenpeace executive director Russel Norman saw that deregistration of a charity for political activity is a slippery slope. He said that while he does not often agree with Family First, it is true that the decision to deregister it as a charity “is an attack on non-governmental organisation (NGO) advocacy and democracy”.Norman added that every registered charity in New Zealand knows that if it speaks out against Government policy, the Government can move to deregister it. Norman called it a “chilling” move. In a parallel with recent debates about free speech, he said that “if rights are to mean anything, they need to apply to people whose views we find repulsive”.In the opposing camp, Act leader David Seymour believes that organisations such as Action on Smoking and Health (Ash), Save Animals From Exploitation (Safe) and the Child Poverty Action Group should also lose charitable status.Family First’s work does not strictly adhere to a narrow view of Christian activism. Research reports on areas such as childcare, child abuse and child poverty and the impact of technology and pornography tap into wider concerns in a rapidly-changing secular society. Even those who may be predisposed to disagree with Family First on principle should recognise that it occupies an important position within the broad spectrum of social and political views in New Zealand.http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/opinion/92735635/editorial-when-is-a-charity-really-a-lobby-grouplast_img read more

Family First calls for medicinal cannabinoids over marijuana

first_imgRadio NZ News 20 December 2017Family First Comment: Debating ‘medicinal marijuana’ on Radio NZ this morning…MPs are voting on whether to open the door to legal, medicinal cannabis. But the Family First lobby group says that while medicine is one thing, medicine you can smoke is quite another. Health Minister David Clark says the legislation is as bold as the Government can be and be assured of enough support to have it passed. Family First national director Bob McCoskrie tells us if the bill opens the door to people being allowed to smoke cannabis it will be a mistake.http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/morningreport/audio/2018627037/family-first-calls-for-medicinal-cannabinoids-over-marijuanalast_img read more

The Man Who Wants the Courts to Make Him 20 Years Younger

first_imgCharisma News 12 November 2018Family First Comment: You knew it had to happen sooner or later. After all, if a biological, chromosomal male who identifies as female can have his birth certificate changed to female, why can’t a 69-year-old man who feels like he’s 49 have his age legally changed? Why not adjust the age to correspond with how you feel? Isn’t this only “logical,” given the social climate of the day? The judge expressed some scepticism but also noted that changing the sex on a birth certificate, as transgender people have the right to do, once was impossible and is now allowed.Precisely so!#DenyingBiologicalRealityYou knew it had to happen sooner or later. After all, if a biological, chromosomal male who identifies as female can have his birth certificate changed to female, why can’t a 69-year-old man who feels like he’s 49 have his age legally changed?Why is one biological reality–namely, sex–changeable, while another biological reality–namely, age–not changeable? And haven’t we heard for years that age is just a number? Why not change the number, especially when numbers do matter when it comes to age?After all, there is the age when you can drive or drink or marry or vote. Then there’s the age when you get pension for retirement. Why not adjust the age to correspond with how you feel? Isn’t this only “logical,” given the social climate of the day?As I pointed out in 2016, if perception is substituted for reality, there is no end to the social madness that follows.You do not just have a man being named Woman of the Year.You do not just have a white woman who identifies as black.You have a father of seven who identifies as a 6-year-old girl.You have a man who identifies as a dog named “Boomer.”You have a young lady who believes she is a cat trapped in a woman’s body.You have a man who has his ears removed because he identifies as a parrot.You have a man who changed his identity to female but who has now had “her ears and nose REMOVED to transform into a ‘dragon lady’ with scales, a forked tongue and a horned skull.”And now, you have a man who not only identifies as 20 years younger but who wants the court to change his age so he won’t have to “lie” on social media about his age. Why not?As reported in the Telegraph, “Emile Ratelband, 69, argues that if transgender people are allowed to change sex, he should be allowed to change his date of birth because doctors said he has the body of a 45-year-old.”In his own words, “I have done a check-up and what does it show? My biological age is 45 years.“When I’m 69, I am limited. If I’m 49, then I can buy a new house, drive a different car. I can take up more work.“When I’m on Tinder and it say I’m 69, I don’t get an answer. When I’m 49, with the face I have, I will be in a luxurious position.”And what did the judge have to say?“The judge expressed some skepticism but also noted that changing the sex on a birth certificate, as transgender people have the right to do, once was impossible and is now allowed.”Precisely so!READ MORE: https://www.charismanews.com/opinion/in-the-line-of-fire/73991-the-man-who-wants-the-courts-to-make-him-20-years-younger?utm_source=In%20the%20Line%20of%20Fire&utm_medium=email&utm_content=subscriber_id:793655&utm_campaign=Blogger%20-%20Michael%20Brown%20-%202018-11-12last_img read more

Thailand’s tourist elephants face crisis

first_imgWith global travel paralysed the animals are unable to pay their way, including the 300 kilograms (660 pounds) of food a day a captive elephant needs to survive. AFP With global travel paralysed the animalsare unable to pay their way, including the 300 kilograms (660 pounds) of food aday a captive elephant needs to survive. BANGKOK – Underfed and chained up forendless hours, many elephants working in Thailand’s tourism sector may starve,be sold to zoos or be shifted into the illegal logging trade, campaigners warn,as the coronavirus decimates visitor numbers. Elephant camps and conservationists warnhunger and the threat of renewed exploitation lie ahead, without an urgentbailout. (AFP) Before the virus, life for the kingdom’sestimated 2,000 elephants working in tourism was already stressful, withabusive methods often used to ‘break them’ into giving rides and performingtricks at money-spinning animal showslast_img read more