Dani Ceballos reacts to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang goal against Liverpool Comment ð¤¹ð½ââï¸ð±â½ï¸ð¾ https://t.co/gOeejB8K55— Daniel Ceballos (@DaniCeballos46) August 29, 2020 Advertisement Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored another stunning Wembley goal against Liverpool (Picture: Getty)Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang picked up where he left off at Wembley, scoring another stunning goal, this time against Premier League champions Liverpool.The Arsenal captain played the lead role in his side’s FA Cup triumph earlier this month, scoring twice against both Manchester City and Chelsea as the Gunners’ season ended with some unlikely silverware.Aubameyang is expected to sign a new deal and commit his future to Mikel Arteta’s side, but is yet to sign on the dotted line. The 31-year-old again underlined his importance to the club with a stunning opener, collecting Bukayo Saka’s pass and bending a superb shot beyond Alisson Becker from the edge of the penalty area. AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTAubameyang celebrated with a tribute to Chadwick Boseman, the Hollywood actor whose tragic death was confirmed earlier on Saturday, and the goal was also received well in Spain by his erstwhile team-mate Dani Ceballos. The Spaniard spent last season on loan at Arsenal and although Mikel Arteta is hoping his compatriot will return again from Real Madrid, Real Betis have emerged as the frontrunners. Ceballos, whose influence at Arsenal grew towards the end of last season, was clearly impressed with Aubameyang’s efforts, responding to a clip of a well worked goal with a string of emojis. 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 ArsenalMeanwhile, speaking about the prospect of Ceballos returning to north London again, Arteta said earlier this week: ‘Well, we have had some talks and Dani knows really well what I think about him.‘He was pretty clear with me as well that his intention was to remain with us, but obviously Real Madrid is involved and I don’t know yet what they want to do with the player.‘But he’s a player that we are interested in because we really saw, in the last few months of the season, what he is capable of bringing to us.’MORE: Martin Keown claims Arsenal transfer target Gabriel Magalhaes is ‘the future’ of Mikel Arteta’s sideMORE: Arsenal star Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang pays emotional tribute to Black Panther star Chadwick BosemanFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 29 Aug 2020 6:09 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link9.7kShares Advertisement
Russia’s President Vladimir Putin, left, FIFA President Sepp Blatter, center, and Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel, right, watch the opening ceremony of the World Cup final soccer match between Germany and Argentina at Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, July 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)MOSCOW (AP) — Brazil just barely managed to get everything ready in time for the World Cup. Russia insists it won’t have any such problems in 2018, although the country faces other issues ahead of football’s next showcase tournament — including the threat of racism and violence.Just like in Brazil, the sheer size of Russia is set to cause logistical challenges for organizers and fans alike for the 2018 World Cup, with thousands of kilometers (miles) separating some of the host cities. But the successful staging of February’s Winter Olympics without any major organizational problems has raised Russians’ confidence in producing a high-class tournament.After the games, Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko told parliament that Russia would avoid the “Brazilian scenario” of massive construction delays.Of the 12 stadiums in 11 host cities, two are complete but must be reconfigured to host football games. A third, the Spartak Stadium in Moscow, will open in September. The others, including Moscow’s 81,000-capacity Luzhniki where the final will be played, are brand new projects where construction has either started or will begin this year.The Russian government insists it will complete the stadiums on time, although Mutko told local media in March that some aspects of the design process “gave cause for disquiet” as deadlines were missed.“That is normal working concern,” organizing committee head Alexei Sorokin told The Associated Press in a recent interview. “That does not mean we are lying down calmly and waiting for things to happen. It suggests that we are … attentive to it.”Six stadiums still need to go through a design certification process before construction enters full swing.“All of the projects are being developed pretty much at the same speed, with one or two exceptions,” architect Peter Lavelle of the Populous firm, which designed the Kazan and Sochi stadiums and is working on the Saransk and Rostov-on-Don arenas, told The Associated Press.But as long as projects remain uncertified, delays are inevitable, warned construction analyst Vitalie Iambla of consultancy firm PMR.“We will have also stadiums built . a few weeks or months before the first whistle of the tournament,” he said, adding that rising building material costs and the ruble’s decline against other currencies over the last year are likely to cause cost overruns.The government’s model for the new stadiums is the Kazan Arena, which opened on time last year costing around $400 million and will be a World Cup stadium. The St. Petersburg stadium, however, is a sign of what can go wrong. The 69,000-capacity arena, which will host a 2018 semifinal, is scheduled to open in 2016, far beyond its one-time finishing date of December 2008. During that time, construction has been marred by delays while costs have soared to $1.1 billion, something Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has labeled “disgraceful.”But a bigger issue may be fan racism, after several incidents in Russian club football in recent years.Monkey chants aimed at Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure by CSKA Moscow fans during a Champions League game in November earned the Russian club the first of two UEFA racism sanctions last season, and highlighted Russian football’s problems with discrimination and violence. Last season also saw a swastika flag waved at a Spartak Moscow game and a violent pitch invasion by Zenit St. Petersburg supporters in which an opposition player was punched in the head.“Russian football is a making certain efforts towards combatting (racism),” Sorokin said. “This thing exists everywhere, we are no exception. So we are going to do what we can.”Some Russian clubs’ fans have shown they are “on a different planet in terms of their mindset,” said Piara Powar, head of anti-discrimination group FARE, which is monitoring Russia ahead of 2018. “We have football fans going on the rampage, looking to attack visible ethnic minorities. So in that sense, I think that the whole shebang is there and it’s getting worse.”Last year, Russia passed its Fan Law, which introduces stadium bans for troublemakers at sports events. Powar said the law is “very stringent” but needs to be accompanied by education initiatives.The budget for the World Cup has been set at 660 billion rubles ($19.24 billion), but the question of total costs is thorny. The official figure covers the stadiums and some stadium-related infrastructure, but not other developments such as around $20 billion of rail upgrades linked to the World Cup preparations by the Transport Ministry.Another worry for Russia is the performance of its team, which was knocked out in the group stage in Brazil without winning a game. That poor performance has put coach Fabio Capello’s job in question, while renewed focus is being given to developing young players for 2018 and even naturalizing foreign talent, a suggestion that in recent months has been mooted in government.However, one thing is on Russia’s side. As host, it will not need to qualify.
[vemba-video id=”van/sc/2019/05/18/bang_e6ab494b-7118-483b-8fb5-d10fd436f359″]ST. LOUIS — There’s a perception that luck has played a role in the Sharks’ success so far this postseason.They didn’t have much Friday night.They lost 2-1 in Game 4 of the Western Conference finals against the St. Louis Blues and they might have lost the services of Erik Karlsson. The two-time Norris Trophy stayed on the bench for most of the last nine minutes and all signs pointed to the right groin injury that …
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Christmas Eve starts off our week with some clouds, but generally a dry, decent day. Cold air remains in place, with temps near to slightly below normal. A cold front in the upper Midwest today will try and move over the region through Christmas day tomorrow, but generally has little to no effect here. Moisture with the front is minor. We wont rule out a few sprinkles or flurries in far SW parts of Ohio on Christmas, but coverage stays at under 20%, and will be limited to a few hundredths on those area. There is nothing here that will cause travel problems or issues for Christmas, but it will mean a somewhat cloudy, gray holiday.Ohio stays dry for the rest of the week until we get to overnight Thursday night. Scattered showers arrive there and continue through midday Friday. Rain totals will be limited to .1″-.5″ over about 80% of the state. A look at the end of the week is in the map at right. This system will be significantly weaker here than farther west, and will be born out of a major winter storm moving from the Plains into the western corn belt Wednesday-Thursday. Colder air is on the way behind this system but should wait until Saturday before truly taking controls, when we turn out partly sunny.Light snow and flurries threaten next Sunday, but the truth threat is limited only to north central and NW OH, where we may end up with a fresh coating to half an inch or so. All other areas of Ohio miss out on precipitation, and could end up at least partly sunny. The system is acting more like a clipper, and affects more of the Great Lakes than anywhere else. A mix of clouds and sun expected for New Year’s Eve on Monday, and then partly sunny skies for New Years day and next Wednesday. Temps will stay normal to a bit below.Snow moves into southern Ohio next Wednesday night and continues through Thursday the 3rd. This snow stays south of I-70, but accumulations are likely in that area, and they could be significant, if the cold air holds in as we currently anticipate. There will be no precipitation north of I-70. We are back to dry weather for Friday the 4th.Another significant warm up could be on the way for the 5th through the 7th, with well above normal temps. This will set up a potential strong storm for the night of the 7th through the 8th. Right now, cold air appears to race in at the same time moisture develops, meaning we could see some snow, and there is potential for some good accumulations. However, there is plenty of time for the pattern to shift and the system to evolve. Overall, the coming 2 week period has the potential for some very wild swinging weather. Merry Christmas!
Land new clients and earn their trust by making sure your video production company adheres to these 7 simple (yet crucial) practices.If you’re already in the video production industry, then you know there’s nothing more important than a client pitch meeting. It’s the most essential part of the business, and it’s the biggest difference between small-time operations and bigger video production companies.And while your pitch will always be the most important part of landing new clients, there are some very concrete, helpful, and even surprisingly simple things that all clients look for when considering different video production companies.1. Brand ReputationImage via A Lot Of People.To begin with, ask yourself Have your prospective clients heard of you already? Do they know how great your company is and what wonderful projects you produce? If not, why not?Building a strong brand reputation happens two ways. One, you do solid work for solid clients, delivering the goods time and time again for years. And two, you get out there and tell people — networking, advertising, marketing, and showcasing your biggest and most-accomplished projects. Look into submitting projects for awards. Find press and publicity. Word of mouth is always great, but to really push your company forward, you’ll need to find as many solid ways as possible to get your name out there.2. Similar WorkAnd while brand reputation might get the clients to give you the time of day, by far the most important element on this list has to be the ability to showcase similar work. Ideally, if you’re pitching a car commercial (for example), you want to showcase car commercials you shot in the past.Pro tip: If you don’t have similar projects to showcase, try your best to re-frame your other projects so they share some similar aspects to the project you’re pitching.3. Real Team, Real PeopleImage via Diego Cervo.Having worked professionally on both sides of this industry, I can tell you that there is absolute value in simply being a real person in the process. Clients look for people they can connect with, solve problems with, and ultimately succeed with. So, if a company is just handing off edits to sub-contractors, this quickly becomes apparent, and you lose that genuine connection.4. Solid Point of ContactSimilarly, when a client is going to sign on for a project — especially when it’s more than a one-off video or something with multiple deliverables and phases — they want to know exactly who their point of contact will be — and when and where to reach them at all hours of the day.This doesn’t mean you can’t set boundaries. You should. Regular business hours are important. But if you can provide a real person, one who can consistently respond in a timely manner with accurate, up-to-date information and support, your clients will sleep easier at night and be more willing to come back again.5. Clear, Professional, and Upfront FinancesHaving worked with companies and clients both big and small, I can tell you that the one thing that will always remain the same is the need for clear, concise, and upfront finances. This will benefit both parties in the long run. Clients will always appreciate clear and accurate quotes for how much a project will cost.It’s even better if you can line-item costs so clients can see exactly where their money will be going and why. The last thing you want to do is change things up and ask for more money later. Clients hate that.6. Results-Driven AttitudeImage via TZIDO SUN.When clients reach out to video production companies, they’re not looking for a robotic, manufactured product. They’re looking for a creative partner or a marketing consultant. If you can spend the time to really work with your client to understand their needs, and what problem they’re trying to solve, not only can you provide a greater product, you can also help them with their bottom line — which will always win you more work in the future.7. The Little PerksAnd finally, clients appreciate the little things. You’d be surprised by the seemingly insignificant gestures that some clients will say won them over to sign a contract. Whether it’s someone greeting them at the door with a smile, a small gift, or a nice followup email. It never hurts to make the effort to show clients you appreciate them and that their business actually means something to you and your company.Cover image by FrimuFilms.Looking for more articles on video production? Check these out.5 Ways to Add Value to Your Corporate Video Production Projects7 Tips for Working with Voice-Over in Corporate Video ProjectsIs Branded Content the Future of Commercial Filmmaking?Industry Insights: Careers in Commercial, Indie, or Corporate FilmmakingWhat Can Production Insurance Do for Your Film or Video?
DEL MAR (KUSI) – The San Diego County Gun Owners PAC has published an official statement in response to the shooting incident that took place during the Ice Cube concert at the Del Mar Fairgrounds.RELATED STORY: Armed suspect shot by deputy outside Del Mar FairgroundsTheir statement reads:“In response to the shooting at the Ice Cube concert at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, the San Diego County Gun Owners PAC calls on the 22nd Agricultural Board to discontinue events that invite violence and, instead, support events that promote family, safety, and law-abiding San Diegans, such as the Crossroads of the West gun show.“Where’s the moral outrage towards the Del Mar Fairgrounds and the Agricultural Association board of directors? The Agricultural Board permitted a rap concert performed by an artist with a history of glorifying violence, drug dealing, gang culture, and degrading women. Guess what happened? Sure enough, violence breaks out with a gun. Yet, the board is entertaining the idea, based on so-called moral grounds, of discontinuing the gun shows attended by thousands of law-abiding San Diegan families who learn gun safety. The board wants to close down or demand additional security for family-oriented events, but then they allow Ice Cube concerts.“Their hypocrisy is obvious: The fairgrounds board has lost all moral authority. We call on the board to realign their priorities with the rule of law and support events that promote safe, legal, responsible activities for families to enjoy, such as the annual county fair and the gun shows.”Michael A. SchwartzExecutive DirectorSan Diego County Gun Owners PAC Mike McKinnon III, San Diego County Gun Owners respond to shooting at Del Mar Fairgrounds Mike McKinnon III Posted: September 4, 2018 September 4, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter