Arsenal’s season in doubt as squad quarantined following Mikel Arteta’s coronavirus diagnosis

first_imgArsenal’s season has been plunged into serious doubt after the entire first-team squad was placed into self-isolation following Mikel Arteta’s positive test for coronavirus.Arsenal announced on Thursday evening that their head coach had tested positive for COVID-19 and also admitted that the club would not be able to fulfill some of its upcoming fixtures. The Gunners were due to take on Brighton at the Amex Stadium on Saturday in the Premier League before traveling to Sheffield United next weekend for an FA Cup quarterfinal.CORONAVIRUS AND SPORTS: Cancellations of games, eventsBoth of those games at the very least will now have to be rescheduled, with Arsenal’s squad having to self-isolate for 14 days following their last point of contact with Arteta.That came on Tuesday, when the Spaniard led a full training session at London Colney in preparation for Arsenal’s match at Manchester City, which was due to be played Wednesday night.That game was subsequently called off, however, when some of the Arsenal players had to go into self-isolation after it emerged they had come into contact with Olympiacos owner Evangelos Marinakis, who is also suffering from coronavirus, after the Gunners’ defeat to the Greek side in the Europa League on Feb. 27.That period of self-isolation had been due to end Thursday night, but the period of quarantine has now been extended until Tuesday, March 24, with all members of the first-team squad included.Arsenal is due to host Norwich on Saturday, April 4, and then travel to Wolves on Monday, April 13, but there is a sense behind the scenes at the club that it would be unfair to expect players who have been self-isolating for 14 days to compete against sides that have potentially been training and playing as normal.And it is understood that many clubs, including Arsenal, do not believe the season can now be able to continue and want the Premier League to take firm action.Arteta first started to feel ill on Wednesday morning, when the squad was on a day off. He was then tested for COVID-19 and received the news that the test had come back positive at around 9 p.m. Thursday. Getty Images https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/GOAL/ea/3d/mikel-arteta-arsenal-2019-20_93lk5cuki43a1j27vcnuvw7us.jpg?t=1928591248&w=500&quality=80 The positive diagnosis is not being linked to Marinakis, as Arteta did not have any contact with the Olympiacos owner during or after the game with the Greek side last month.”This is really disappointing but I took the test after feeling poorly,” Arteta, 37, said in a statement released by the club. “I will be at work as soon as I’m allowed.”Raul Sanllehi, Arsenal’s head of football, added: “Mikel and the full first-team squad, players and staff, will be fully supported, and we look forward to getting back to training and playing as soon as medical advice allows.”Obviously Mikel’s full recovery is the priority now for us all.”In light of Arteta’s positive test, the club is now working to identify everyone who has been in close contact with the Spaniard during the past couple of weeks.The coaching staff is now also in self-isolation, as are members of the communications team, as well as various other club personnel based at the training ground and some staff at the club’s Hale End academy. Goal has been told that well over 100 people have now been told to self-isolate, with the training centres at London Colney and Hale End having both now been closed while they undergo deep cleans.Three academy matches have already been postponed, including the Under-23s clash with Tottenham which was due to be played on Friday night.In light of Arteta’s positive diagnosis for coronavirus, the Premier League has announced that it will convene an emergency meeting Friday morning to discuss its response.last_img read more

Chris Paul, Trae Young already play HORSE in real NBA games

first_imgTrae Young for the win. At the buzzer. Again. pic.twitter.com/jVRmqKa0OX— Rob Perez (@WorldWideWob) March 31, 2019Trae knocks down heave at All-Star GameYoung’s first All-Star appearance came with a defining moment he hasn’t been shy about looking back on.Still Crazy I Hit This Shot🙇🏽‍♂️🤷🏽‍♂️ https://t.co/n9lY4xUr56— Trae Young (@TheTraeYoung) February 17, 2020Trae beats third-quarter buzzer from behind logoThe range!Trae Young at the buzzer. 🙏 pic.twitter.com/YAfLfEo6uN— Atlanta Hawks (@ATLHawks) January 27, 2020Trae embarrasses his dogOK, this one wasn’t in an NBA game. But it happened recently and involved a cute dog, so we’re sharing it anyway..@TheTraeYoung taking on his dog 😂🐶(via traeyoung/Instagram) pic.twitter.com/nwxaDS2qiU— ESPN (@espn) April 6, 2020 Here are some of our favorite HORSE-like moves Paul and Young have pulled off in the NBA:MORE: Workout rules crush unheralded NBA Draft prospectsCP3 hits insane series-winning shot vs. SpursShow any casual fan who takes aim at Paul’s playoff performance level this ridiculous Game 7 bucket with Danny Green and Tim Duncan all over him.CP3 beats Game 2 buzzer vs. GrizzliesThis shot was eerily similar to the one against the Spurs. Again, Paul converts an off-balanced attempt under extreme pressure.CP3 floats shot off top of the backboardThis would be considered lucky if it were almost any other player. For someone as skilled as Paul, though, it might not have been by accident.CP3 swishes tough step-back 3 to beat PacersA flashback to Pelicans Paul showing off his range.MORE: How does HORSE work? Here’s a rules refresherTrae slays Bucks with OT acrobaticsThis was probably the most memorable play of Young’s rookie season. We’re still not sure how he got this off in time. When Chris Paul and Trae Young compete in Sunday’s NBA HORSE Challenge, they will be expected to show off the same magic they’ve delivered throughout their NBA careers.Their styles of play are quite different, but Paul and Young are both considered among the most gifted improvisers in the NBA. Paul carries immense technical skill with the basketball and far more accolades, but Young can swish shots from the parking lot. Their special traits are apparent even in live NBA competition.last_img read more

Sinisa Mihajlovic, battling leukemia inspires team to 4-3 win with half time team talk…

first_imgAdvertisement 5h0eNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsp3Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E3mou98( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) kgWould you ever consider trying this?😱ajnmh6Can your students do this? 🌚3crvRoller skating! Powered by Firework The manager of Bologna, Sinisa Mihajlovic who is currently battling with leukemia, has inspired his team to clinch a 4-3 win against Brescia with the half time team talk from hospital. Bologna were 3-1 down after the end of the first half. In the second half, they made a complete turn around to take all three points from the match.Advertisement Bologna are currently situated at the second position in the League table of Serie A with 7 points in 3 matches so far. In the first half of the match, Alfredo Donnarumma scored a brace and Andrea Cistana scored the third goal of the match for Brescia. Mattia Bani pulled one goal back for Bologna.Advertisement After the match, Bologna forward Rodrigo Palacio told,“We’re playing like this thanks to his mentality. At the end of the first half he transmitted his anger to us,”Advertisement “In the second half we came out with the necessary desire and a great mentality.”Rodrigo Palacio began the comeback for Bologna against Brescia on Sunday. After that an own goal of Brescia made the scoreline equal. Finally Ricardo Orsolini scored the winner for Bologna at the 80th minute of the match. After the end of the match, the players went to the hospital where Sinisa Mihajlovic was admitted. They chanted the name of their manager until the manager waved them back from the window.Manchester City clinch Community Shield with Tiebreaker heroics of Claudio Bravo Advertisementlast_img read more

Valverde-Xavi, now or June, in the press of Barcelona

first_img“Offensive for Xavi” or “Xavi earthquake” are the covers of Sports world Y Sport, but the two newspapers disagree on when Ernesto Valverde’s cycle can end. Sports world ensures that the technician has stayed “no credit”, while Sport keeps going “until the end of the season”. L’Esportiu, meanwhile, he does not choose a photo of Xavi but of Valverde and talks about the end of the Valverde cycle, but also leaves the date open. It is clear that the defeat of Barça against Atlético de Madrid has unleashed a gigantic storm at Barça. Ernesto Valverde and Xavi Hernández are the main protagonists of this Saturday in the press of Barcelona. The startle of the information advanced by RAC this Friday for the presence of Eric Abidal Y Oscar Grau in Qatar to meet with Xavi It was taking shape until it was consolidated as a news of tremendous weight and significance for the future of the club.last_img read more

V.P. Boakai Co-signs MoUs with Arizona Universities

first_imgVice President Boakai and ASU President Michael Crow sign the ASU-University of Liberia MoUEmpowering 5 community collegesVice President Joseph Nyuma Boakai, during a recent visit to the United States, co-signed a series of Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) with the University of Arizona (U of A’s) School of Health Sciences, Arizona State University (ASU), Northern Arizona University, Maricopa County-Community College District and Tempe Union School District, the Black Nurses Association of Arizona, and the Arizona Department of Economic Security.The University of Arizona’s MoU commits five health related colleges of the University – the College of Medicine in Tucson and Phoenix, the College of Pharmacy, the College of Public Health and the College of Nursing – to identify resources for the improvement of learning and technical training at the A.M. Dogloitti College of Medicine and the College of Pharmacy of the University of Liberia.Taken together, these MoUs will provide technical assistance and urgently needed resources for the A.M. Dogliotti College of Medicine and School of Pharmacy, the five new community colleges, the Monrovia Consolidated School System (MCSS) and K-12 education throughout Liberia, according to a press release.The MoU with ASU was signed with its President Dr. Michael Crow, and also seeks the establishment of collaborative efforts between ASU’s College of Health Care Solutions, Technology and Innovation, Education, Public Administration, College of Law, as well as Schools of Sustainability, Engineering, Journalism, Business Administration, Criminal Justice, Teacher Education, and Entrepreneurship, among others.ASU ranks among the best universities in the United States. The University’s Tempe campus, for example, was ranked #1 in Most Innovative Schools in the US by the US News and World Reports in 2016. Another MoU with community colleges in Maricopa County was also signed to help improve education at the new public community colleges in Bomi, Nimba, Bong, Grand Gedeh, Grand Cape Mount, and Grand Bassa counties.The Maricopa County Community College District is a consortium of community colleges in the United States, comprising about 10 colleges. It is one of the largest providers of first-rate community college education in the United States. In 2009, President Barrack Obama used the Maricopa Community College District as a model for the kind of education and technology training that should attract federal funding to community colleges.Maricopa has a modern workforce development training program. The MoU with the community college system was signed by the Vice President and the Chancellor of Maricopa, Dr. Maria-Harper Marinick, for the development of centers for workforce training, entrepreneurial incubators, small business development and many other areas that would be of benefit to the Liberian private sector.While in Phoenix, Arizona, Vice-President Boakai also had substantive discussions with business, political, religious and community leaders including the Mayor of Phoenix, Greg Stanton; Michele Reagan, Secretary of State of Arizona; Dr. C. T. Wright, President Emeritus, IFESH; Mel Hannah, Chairman, Arizona Coalition to Support Liberia; and Alvin Tweh, President, Liberian Association of Arizona and his Executive Committee.Three Liberian professionals in the US, Dr. Robert Sherman, Dr. John E. Fallah and Mr. Gayah Fahnbulleh, Chairman of Patriots for Liberia’s Transformation, who are also members of the UP Standard Bearer’s policy team, and Samuel A. Stevequoah, Chief of Staff, Office of the Vice President, are working in collaboration with Dr. Zobong Norman, President of Bomi Community College, to see the Maricopa colleges MoU and other MoUs come to fruition.To take advantage of this goodwill, Dr. Norman and other Liberian public community college presidents, including Dr. Yar Donlah Gonway-Gono (Nimba County Community College); Dr. Nathanial Gbessagee (Grand Bassa Community College); Dr. James N. Kollie (Lofa County Community College); and Dr. Solomon Jallayu (Grand Gedeh County) recently convened a meeting in Sanniquellie, Nimba County and organized themselves into a consortium of community colleges, aptly named Liberia Association of Community Colleges (LACC), led by Dr. Norman to work for the objectives of the MoUs to be realized.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Integrity, professionalism makes a good officer – Top Cop

first_img…as 32 ranks and 15 Special Constabulary promoted Commissioner of the Guyana Police Force, Leslie James, during his final inspection of the Police Divisions and Branches on Friday told ranks that integrity, professionalism and dedication to the profession is what makes for a good officer.James and his team of deputies started the day at the Headquarters of the Special Constabulary at Princess Street Wortmanville, Georgetown. The Top Cop reminded ranks that the Special Constabulary is an equally important part of the Force” and highlighted the need for the focus and motivation of ranks.“The same Oath that you took, is the same Oath which the Regular Ranks of the Force take when being admitted into the Force” he told the ranks.Additionally, he highlighted the misconception of some that the Special Constabulary ranks are of lesser value to the Guyana Police Force adding that a void would be created if the role played by the Special Constabulary was taken away. James reaffirmed the need for professionalism and dedication of ranks as they continue to strive for the success.Fifteen ranks were promoted on the spot, most of whom were recommended for promotion, while others were outstanding on Parade. Those ranks were: to the rank of Sergeant: Woman Corporals 8482 Benjamin, 9335 Bidder, 10598 Bruce and 13096 Benn. To the rank of Corporal: Special Lance Corporal 11640 Thom, Woman Special Constables 9459 Tappin, 10960 Charles, 10871 Thompson and 12175 Loncke. To the rank of Lance Corporal: Woman Special Constables 11975 Jack, 15258 Benjamin, 14721 Andrews, 12041 Glasgow, 14981 Green and 14848 Alleyne.Subsequently, the Commissioner and his team traveled to the Mining Town of Linden where the final inspection was held at Divisional Headquarters – Mackenzie Police Station. After commending Commander of E Division, Superintendent Linden Lord for the ranks’ impressive turnout on Parade, James reminded the gathering about the need for ranks to remain studious and highlighted the importance of continuous training of ranks.The call for motivation was resounded in Linden as the Commissioner highlighted the adverse effects of ranks being “eligible in their own right for promotion” but are not promoted, and added that it is a policy of the Force’s Administration that persons eligible for promotion will be promoted.“Don’t forget that this is a discipline organisation, therefore, when a breach of discipline occurs, it is expected to be met with the requisite sanctions; there ought not to be any compromise,” the Commissioner noted.Thirty-two ranks were elevated, making this batch of promotees the largest. They are as follows: to Sergeant: Woman Corporals 14832 Quimbie, 19995 Williams Garraway, 18845 De Souza, 17862 Laundry, 39791 Barkoye, 13681 Yaw and 19233 Jackson. To Corporal: 18307 Bourne, 23235 Wilson, 2749 Elias, 21922 Wilson, 23123 Grant, 21608 McPhoy, 22139 Petrie, 23132 Hinds, 21904 Quimbie, 21736 Williams, 24360 Codogan, 22465 White-Dharlington, 21500 Thomas as well as Woman Rural Constable Greene and Special Constable 14675 La Rose.To Lance Corporal: Constables 23174 Narine, 22756 Baksh, 23602 Cort, 21762 Halley and 18566 Tucker, 23129 Hercules-Griffith, 24209 Whittington, 22133 McBean, 24171 Mingo and Rural Constable McKenzie.last_img read more

Snow fall warning issued for Alberta Peace

first_img– Advertisement -Grande Prairie – Beaverlodge – Valleyview3:16 PM MST Saturday 15 January 2011Snowfall warning for Grande Prairie – Beaverlodge – Valleyview issued10 to 20 cm of snow Sunday.A persistent area of snow remains in the Grande Prairie and Whitecourt regions bringing 2 to 5 cm of snow tonight. Snow will intensify Sunday as a Pacific disturbance moves into Alberta. A further 10 to 15 cm of snow is expected to fall in Western Alberta with local accumulations of up to 20 within the Grande Cache region. Snow will remain through Sunday night. For those thinking of travelling into Alberta, a snow fall warning has been issued for that region.  See the alert below from Environment Canada.For Fort St. John, we will see up to 4cm of snow on Saturday and another 2 cm on Sunday.last_img read more

Bandits kill Essequibo Coast newspaper vendor

first_imgAn Essequibo Coast, Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam), newspaper vendor was shot and killed on Friday evening.Dead: Sham “Chunnilall” and “Paper man” MunilallDead is Sham Munilall called “Chunnilall” and “Paper man” of Lot 61 First Street, Queenstown, Essequibo Coast. The incident occurred at his home at about 19:30h.Guyana Times understands that Munilall was at home with his wife and two daughters when two armed bandits pounced on the family.Up to press time, it was unclear what transpired and if the perpetrators managed to take anything from the family.However, neighbours told this newspaper that they heard two gunshots but did not realise what it was at the time.They explained that there was a party nearby and the music was loud and they initially thought the loud explosive sounds were firecrackers. It was not until they heard screams coming from the house that they were alerted that something was amiss.Persons told this publication that when they rushed out, they saw two males running away from the house.When contacted, Regional Commander Crystal Robinson told Guyana Times late on Friday evening that ranks were out combing the backlands for the two suspects. At the time, she was still awaiting details about the incident from investigators, who were still at the scene.Munilall was also a vendor of Guyana Times newspaper.The Management and staff of the Times Media Group wish to extend sincerest condolences to the wife and children as well as other relatives and friends of Mr Munilall.last_img read more

Everything in place, says Beharry

first_imgGuyana Softball Cup 2018…– bowls off October 26On Wednesday, the Guyana Floodlights Softball Cricket Association (GFSCA) launched the eighth annual Softball Cup, which the logistics well worked out for the two-day intense action under floodlights from October 26-28 in Georgetown and the East Coast of Demerara.Members of the GSFCA and sponsors at the launchThe tournament is said to conclude at the Demerara Cricket Club (DCC) with the Over 45, Over 50, the Open and Female exhibition match.Secretary of the GFSCA, Anil Beharry, has stated that he is very excited as the first match is soon to be played. He also thanked the sponsors for the work they have been doing over the years, and for their continuous support.Beharry further stated that this event is one of the biggest softball events in the world. He went on to state that everything is set in place, and they are ready for action.President of the DCC, former West Indies all-rounder Roger Harper, said, “This is the eighth edition of the Guyana Cup Tournament. Every year, the tournament has been big, and we expect this year to be the biggest. As president of the Demerara Cricket Club, (I am) very pleased to have the opportunity to be a part of this event, and (to be) hosting the finals once again.”The registration fee for the Open category will remain at US$400, with the prize money set at US$4000; while the cost for registration for the Masters (O-45 and O-50) is set at US$700. The prize money for the Masters’ category is yet to be determined.The tournament will feature teams from New York, Guyana, Canada and Florida.Some of the sponsors onboard thus far are Ansa McAl, under their Lucozade brand; Stag and I Cool Water brands; Mike’s Pharmacy; Rubis Guyana; Trophy Stall; Survival Group of Companies; A and R Jewanram Printery; Rohan Auto Spares; Steve’s Jewellery; Ramchand’s Auto Spares; Clear Water; Busta; WJ Enterprise, and Nand Persaud & Company Limited.last_img read more

Palos plot on Tusker downfall in GOtv Shield

first_imgPalos head coach Hezbon Nyabinge will be taking charge of his fifth match with the second tier club since taking over after leaving his deputy coaching role at Western Stima and he hopes he can keep his record intact.“Tusker is a tough team because if you look at their form despite losing last weekend, they are up there in the KPL table. They are the defending champions of this tournament and they want to retain it, which makes that game even tougher,” Nyabinge revealed.“However, we know what we can do as a team and we have trained well for this kind of game. We want to go there and be competitive, push Tusker to the edge and hopefully get a win to progress to the next round,” he added.Palos FC players pose for a group photo.PHOTO/FILENyabinge has not lost since taking over at the team in May, winning against MOSCA before back-to-back draws against Bidco United and Vihiga United. They also won 4-1 against Griffin’s in the GOtv Shield round of 32.However, Tusker are more than determined to defend the title and their statement of intent was loud and clear when they beat Mombasa based SS Assad 9-1 in the first round match. Against Palos, head coach George ‘Best’ Nsimbe is taking no chances.“Knockout games are tricky and we can’t underrate anyone. We expect this match to be as tough as it has been against any other Premier League opponents. But we know our ambition as a team is to defend the title and we will work to do so,” the Ugandan coach offered.He has also hinted the possibility of rotating the squad to give players who have not had much of playing time in the league an opportunity to pick the much required match fitness.– Other fixtures-Gor Mahia Meddie Kagere celebrates with Timothy Otieno.PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaIn other top ties this weekend, Kenyan Premier League (KPL) giants Gor Mahia will be hoping for a perfect send off to their historic tie against English Premier League side Everton FC in Tanzania when they host Bandari FC at the Thika Sub-County Stadium.K’Ogalo stand-in coach Zedekiah ‘Zico’ Otieno will have his final say as the team boss with newly appointed head coach Dylan Kerr set to arrive in the country just a day before, but will most likely sit at the terraces and watch his new charges in action.Gor, who last won the Shield in 2012, are under pressure to perform with their results in the league also bringing some unease amongst their supporters. K’Ogalo lost 2-0 to Sofapaka in Meru before drawing 2-2 with Ulinzi Stars last weekend, results that have upped pressure on their shoulders.Bandari on their side, winners of the tournament in 2015 are hoping for their second ever title while head coach Paul Nkata will be seeking to win it for the second time in a row, with a different team.The two sides have already met in the league with Gor winning 2-1, but Bandari have vowed to dig deep and revenge.Ulinzi Stars striker Stephen Waruru celebrates his second goal with team mates Geoffrey Kokoyo and Brian Birgen against Mathare United in a Kenyan Premier league match at the Afraha Stadium on April 23, 2017.PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluElsewhere, Ulinzi Stars will face Sony Sugar for the second time in less than a month in the other second round tie clashing KPL teams. The result when they last met was 1-1, but the military side who reached the final last year will be going all out for victory.Head coach Benjamin Nyangweso will hope the team will pick up from where they left off in the second half of their last meeting, but wary that the Sugar Millers pose a huge threat to their ambition.“Sony is a good team and they showed that with their performance last time we met. We however, have an ambition to go all the way and win this title and we will give it our all,” Nyangweso said.GOtv Shield round of 32 fixturesSaturday: Zetech v Kakamega Homeboyz (2 p.m.), AFC Leopards v Nairobi Stima (Mumias Complex, 4 p.m.), Mwatate United v Butterfly FC (Wundanyi Stadium, Voi), Kenpoly v Kariobangi Sharks (2 p.m.), Nakumatt v Modern Coast (Kenyatta Stadium, Machakos 4 p.m.), Ulinzi Stars v Sony Sugar (Afraha Stadium), Coast Stima v Nzoia Sugar (Mbaraki Complex), Karatina Homeboyz v GFE 105 (2 p.m.), Sofapaka v Western Stima (Thika Sub-County Stadium, 4 p.m.).Sunday: Young Divers v Eldoret Youth (Mbaraki Complex), Wazito v KCB (2 p.m.), Ushuru v Vihiga United (Camp Toyoyo 4 p.m.), Bidco FC v Rainforest (2 p.m.), Gor Mahia v Bandari, (Thika Sub County Stadium 4 p.m.), Taqwa v Savannah (2 p.m.), Tusker v Palos (Kinoru Stadium Meru 4 p.m.).0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Tusker players after Sofapaka match.PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaNAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 7 – Seventh placed National Super League side Palos FC will hope to add more misery on wounded defending champions Tusker FC when the two sides lock horns in the second round of the GOtv Shield on Sunday at the Kinoru Stadium in Meru.Tusker saw their eight-match unbeaten run checked last weekend after losing 1-0 to Bandari at the same venue and Palos now hope they can replicate the Dockers’ performance and also leave Meru with a victory.last_img read more