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Aaron Ramsey reveals he received class message from Djibril Cisse after horrific leg break

first_imgAaron Ramsey had a lengthy chat about his career with Niall Horan on InstagramRamsey says he knew he had returned to his best when he scored the winning goal in Arsenal’s 1-0 victory over Manchester United in May 2011.‘That was nice because I went back there then, got a start against Manchester United and that’s when I really felt I was back,’ the Wales and Juventus star added.‘I scored the winner in that game. ‘It was one of the biggest games of the season for us. That was a moment for me where I felt like I was back from this and I felt good. AdvertisementAdvertisement‘That holds a special place for me, that was the moment where everything was going to be alright again.’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 ArsenalDuring the candid chat with the One Direction singer on Friday night, Ramsey also discussed his emotional farewell speech at the Emirates last summer and claimed he couldn’t stop the tears ‘pouring’ down his face.‘I wasn’t prepared for that. I was just thinking I’m going to go out there, say my bit and I couldn’t control anything,’ he said.‘It was just pouring out. I spent 11 years there, I grew up there, I left Cardiff at 17, I’ve been married, had kids and been through so much on and off the pitch. ‘That club meant so much to me and always will.’Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page.MORE: Aaron Ramsey says he was starstruck by Cesc Fabregas, William Gallas and Kolo Toure when he joined ArsenalMORE: Phil Jones says he rejected Liverpool, Chelsea and Arsenal to join Man Utd Former Arsenal star Aaron Ramsey fractured his tibia and fibula after a challenge from Ryan Shawcross (Picture: Getty)Aaron Ramsey has revealed that he received a heartfelt message of support from Djibril Cisse after his horrific leg break during Arsenal’s clash with Stoke City back in 2010.The Welshman was just 19 when Stoke centre-half Ryan Shawcross fractured both the tibia and fibula in his right leg and and his next appearance for Arsenal came well over a year after the devastating injury.Arsene Wenger even sent Ramsey on separate loans to Nottingham Forest and Derby County in a bid to get him up to full fitness before his first-team return for the Gunners.Read the latest updates: Coronavirus news liveADVERTISEMENT Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 11 Apr 2020 11:53 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link186Shares Cisse offered his support to Ramsey after the injury (Picture: Getty)Ramsey was flooded with messages of support followng Arsenal’s 3-1 win at Stoke that day and one particular message sticks out in his memory, from a player who knew exactly what he was going through. AdvertisementAdvertisementFormer Liverpool and France striker Cisse suffered two horrendous leg breaks during his career and reached out with some kind words to reassure the midfielder he would be able to pull through.An unnamed Formula One driver also contacted Ramsey to offer his support.Reflecting on the shocking incident ten years ago, Ramsey told Niall Horan in an Instagram Live: ‘I had just started playing regularly in the first-team and I was playing well and that happened and it just knocks you for six. You just think why me and why has it happened?‘You knew… especially against Arsenal. That was their game. Kick the lumps out of them, every throw-in into the penalty area, set pieces. ‘I think especially when we’re playing away as well it was difficult for us to go to certain grounds. But, yeah, that happened and I was fearing for my career. I was only 19 at the time. Comment Aaron Ramsey reveals he received class message from Djibril Cisse after horrific leg break Cisse suffered two separate leg breaks during his career (Picture: Getty)‘So I broke my fibula and tibia. All these things are going through my mind: “Am I ever going to be able to walk again, run, play…? I’ve done all this and I’ve only just begun my career”. And then after a few days you settle down a bit. ‘You get all the experienced doctors and specialists calming you down, saying: “Don’t worry, you will make a full recovery”.‘It was nice as well. You get messages from other people who have had similar injuries. Cisse messaged me. He had a couple didn’t he? I had loads from all different types… sports, there was an F1 driver as well. It’s nice to be reassured again that you will come back.’ Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

Roy Hodgson expects bids to come in for Arsenal transfer target Wilfried Zaha

first_img Comment Zaha is Palace’s main man (Picture: Getty)‘But I certainly wouldn’t count on that because if I was at another club, I’d be looking to sign players of his quality.’The summer transfer window is expected to be impacted by the coronavirus pandemic which has caused financial issues for football clubs across the world.UEFA have green light new dates for the upcoming window and told the Premier League transfer activity must be completed by 5 October.Palace have managed to steer themselves away from a relegation battle and take on Bournemouth on Saturday night.MORE: Mikel Arteta hails Ainsley Maitland-Niles’ improved attitude ahead of Arsenal vs BrightonMORE: Mikel Arteta gives honest assessment of Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette’s ‘difficult season’Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page. Advertisement Advertisement Zaha was a target for Arsenal last summer (Picture: Getty)Roy Hodgson has admitted it would be ‘foolish’ for Crystal Palace to assume no big clubs will submit offers for Wilfried Zaha in the next transfer window.Zaha was the subject of intense transfer speculation last summer, with Palace turning down bids from Arsenal and Everton.The forward recently said it was ‘amazing’ to have Arsenal try to sign him, appearing to open the door to a future move to the club.Palace resume club action this weekend after three months off due to the coronavirus pandemic and Hodgson conceded he could not rule off having to spend another summer worrying about losing Zaha.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘It’s an unknown isn’t it, how much money is going to be floating around in the next window,’ Hodgson said in his pre-match press conference.‘I think we’d be very foolish to relax and start thinking there will be no bids for Wilf Zaha, no big-money interest in him, because he’s such a good player.‘He has the ability to play at any level, anywhere in the world, so who knows? If we find it easy to keep him because there aren’t big bids coming in, that would be fine. Roy Hodgson expects bids to come in for Arsenal transfer target Wilfried Zaha Coral BarrySaturday 20 Jun 2020 11:21 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link568Shareslast_img read more

Governor Wolf’s First Term Marks Substantial Shift for Pennsylvania’s Energy, Environment

first_imgGovernor Wolf’s First Term Marks Substantial Shift for Pennsylvania’s Energy, Environment January 08, 2019 SHARE Email Facebook Twittercenter_img Environment,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Since taking office, Governor Tom Wolf has worked to protect Pennsylvania’s air, water, and land through smarter energy policy and conservation. Today following the signing of a new executive order establishing the first statewide air pollution goal, he pledged to continue to make Pennsylvania an environmental leader in his second term.“Since coming to office I have been a strong advocate for the environment and have worked to make sure all Pennsylvanians have clean air and pure water,” said Governor Wolf. “Pennsylvania has seen major reductions in pollution since I came to office. Our focus on increased reliance on clean energy, improved energy efficiency, and improved oversight of emissions of potent greenhouse gases such as methane, have all been critical in helping to move Pennsylvania forward.”Governor Wolf’s efforts over the past four years, including working in a bipartisan manner with the General Assembly, and environmental advocates, have resulted in increased protections for Pennsylvania’s resources:Clear AirMoved forward with a Methane Reduction Strategy, including finalizing some of the first permits in the nation to set a threshold on methane emissions from new unconventional gas wells and other infrastructure, and proposing new regulations to reduce methane emissions from existing wells and infrastructure.Began implementing a plan to use the $118 million settlement from Volkswagen to reduce air pollution from cars, trucks, and other diesel-powered equipment.Fought the Trump Administration’s attempts to gut environmental laws and regulations and defund critical environmental programs and the EPA.Pure WaterHired additional staff for the Safe Drinking Water program to ensure Pennsylvanian’s drinking water is clean and safe.Provided enhanced protections to dozens of streams across Pennsylvania in order to reduce pollution, protect aquatic life, and provide recreational opportunities for anglers and tubers alike.Formed the PFAS Action Team in September 2018. Led by DEP Sec. Patrick McDonnell, this multi-agency team is taking proactive steps to identify possible contamination and address health concerns for Pennsylvanians.Secured funding for communities stricken by the 2018 floods, and provided clearer guidance for residents and municipalities on how to manage streams and rivers to prevent flooding.Achieved unprecedented progress toward 2025 water pollution reduction goals through new levels of partnership and innovation.Clean Energy JobsSigned legislation that enables low-cost, long-term funding for energy efficiency, renewable energy, and water conservation upgrades to commercial or industrial properties.Released a plan to increase solar power across Pennsylvania to 10 percent of total production by 2030.Signed legislation to expand of the use of solar energy across the commonwealth, while ensuring that the environmental and health benefits of solar energy are experienced in Pennsylvania.Retooled the state’s Solar Energy Program to include grant funding to help make Pennsylvania a leader in clean energy.Modernization, Remediation, and SustainabilityIncreased oil and gas drilling inspections after switch to electronic process in 2017.Secured increased funding for the Department of Environmental Protection in order to help it fulfill its mission of protecting Pennsylvania’s air, land, and water from pollution and to providing for the health and safety of its citizens through a cleaner environment.Moved forward with enhanced building codes to help save Pennsylvanian’s money on utilities, improve energy efficiency, and enhance safety.Reinstated a moratorium on oil and gas development on state parks and forests.Awarded more than $60 million in grants to communities and businesses to improve and restore streams and watersheds, repair abandoned mine damage, improve water and sewer infrastructure, and switch to cleaner vehicles.Approved millions in funding to reclaim and restore abandoned mine lands for the benefit of the environment and local economies.In addition to the Wolf Administration’s first term accomplishments, the governor vowed to continue to take meaningful steps to address climate change, while helping to create good paying jobs in the clean energy sector and be a responsible steward of taxpayer dollars by:Continuing to work to streamline permitting by utilizing technology such as e-permitting and continual process improvements to ensure that the regulated community receives permit decisions in a predictable, timely manner, while Pennsylvania’s critical environment protections are maintained.Finalizing a strong Watershed Implementation Plan to support Pennsylvania farmers and communities in improving local water quality.Participating in the regional Transportation Climate Initiative to develop the clean energy economy and reduce oil dependence and greenhouse gas emissions from the transportation sector.Moving forward with implementation of recommendations of the PA Solar Future Plan.Supporting the implementation of Pennsylvania’s Climate Action Plan, which will be released shortly and contains numerous strategies to address climate change impacts and reduce emissions within various sectors of Pennsylvania’s economy.last_img read more

PGS wraps up 3D seismic survey offshore Guinea

first_imgNorwegian marine seismic specialist PGS has completed its first multi-client acquisition project offshore the Republic of Guinea.The Ramform Atlas vessel / Image source: PGS“The Guinea MC3D survey PGS’ first MultiClient project in collaboration with the Republic of Guinea and marks the start of a series of planned acquisitions,”  PGS said.The Ramform Atlas seismic survey vessel started operations in mid-February and acquired 3D seismic data over the blocks A4 and A5 for 84 successive days.The vessel, equipped with 70-meter back deck, covered a survey area of 7900 square kilometers in water depths ranging between 60 meters and 4500 meters.The streamer length was 8025 meters, with streamer separation of 150 meters between the twelve streamers used.According to PGS, the survey project was completed on May 8, and fast-track processing is ongoing and the data will be available within the next few weeks.MarineTraffic data shows the Ramform Atlas vessel is currently located at Las Palmas, Spain.Spotted a typo? Have something more to add to the story? Maybe a nice photo? Contact our editorial team via email. Offshore Energy Today, established in 2010, is read by over 10,000 industry professionals daily. We had nearly 9 million page views in 2018, with 2.4 million new users. This makes us one of the world’s most attractive online platforms in the space of offshore oil and gas and allows our partners to get maximum exposure for their online campaigns. If you’re interested in showcasing your company, product or technology on Offshore Energy Today contact our marketing manager Mirza Duran for advertising options.last_img read more

Melodies of Steel on The Bayfront Tonight

first_img 37 Views   no discussions Share Share Tweet Sharecenter_img LocalNews Melodies of Steel on The Bayfront Tonight by: – May 10, 2011 Sharing is caring! The cultural Division in collaboration with The National Pan Association will tonight host a steel band concert – melodies on steel as part of the Domfesta celebrations.Pearl Christian from the Cultural Division is encouraging everyone to come out and support this event which is promising to be very musical and entertaining.Groups scheduled to perform at tonight’s event are the Cultural Drama Club who won a gold medal in instrumental in the School Arts Festival, the Mahaut Steel Band who are part of the National Pan Association, Judah Steel Orchestra, DGS Steel Band and Friends, The Genesis Steel Band and Gregory Rabess.The Event is scheduled to start from 7pm on the Dame Eugenia Charles Boulevard.News reporter: Ms. Grace HendersonDominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

Deery drivers make rare visit to Kossuth County for July 2 show

first_imgALGONA, Iowa – The Deery Brothers Summer Series makes an early holiday weekend visit to Kossuth County Speedway for a Thursday, July 2 show.The eighth of 18 events on the 2015 IMCA Late Model tour schedule pays $3,000 to win and a minimum of $300 to start.Darrel DeFrance of Marshalltown has competed at all 441 events in Deery Series history and was the winner back on July 31, 2008, when the tour made its one previous appearance at Algona.Pit gates and the grandstand both open at 5:30 p.m. Hot laps are at 7 p.m. with racing to follow.Grandstand admission is $15 for adults with fans ages 16 and under free. Pit passes are $30.Also running are Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks and Mach-1 Sport Compacts for all applicable points.A driver meet and greet lunch will be held from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Kossuth County Fair ag and racing museum parking lot, where cars will be on displayed. Live radio interviews with drivers will be broadcast throughout the day.Fireworks follow the evening’s race program. More information is available at the website and on Facebook.Next up for Deery drivers are events Tuesday, July 7 at West Liberty Raceway and Wednesday, July 8 at Independence Motor Speedway.Deery Brothers Summer Series top 20 point standings – 1. Justin Kay, Wheatland, 326; 2. Andy Nezworski, Buffalo, 322; 3. Jeff Aikey, Cedar Falls, 288; 4. Scott Fitzpatrick, Wheatland, 276; 5. Joel Callahan, Dubuque, 275; 6. Tyler Bruening, Decorah, 270; 7. Joe Zrostlik, Long Grove, 266; 8. John Emerson, Waterloo, 244; 9. Todd Malmstrom, Silvis, Ill., 241; 10. Jeremy Grady, Story City, 237; 11. Charlie McKenna, Clear Lake, 228; 12. Ryan Dolan, Lisbon, 226; 13. Tyler Droste, Waterloo, 213; 14. Jason Rauen, Farley, 207; 15. Andy Eckrich, Oxford, 203; 16. Darrel DeFrance, Marshalltown, 201; 17. Ray Guss Jr., Milan, Ill., and Corey Zeitner, Omaha, Neb., both 198; 19. Brian Harris, Davenport, 151; 20. Kyle Hinrichs, Swisher, 148.last_img read more

Max L. Johnson, 75

first_imgMax L. Johnson, 75, of Greensburg passed away on February 13, 2020.  He was born on February 11, 1945 in Lebanon, Indiana, the son of Marion and Mary Johnson.  Max was a 1963 graduate of Sandusky High School.  He married Doris Witkemper on February 24, 1968, and together they had three children: Amy, Vicki, and Scott.  Max was a member of the Knights of Columbus, Fraternal Order of Eagles, and St. Catherine of Siena Parish. He was a farmer and then a truck driver for Batesville Casket for 25 years. Max was an avid Purdue Boilermaker fan who enjoyed playing golf, fishing, caring for his lawn and garden, watching old westerns, and listening to Cincinnati Reds games on the radio. A man who never met a stranger or forgot a name, he was known and loved by many.Survivors include: Wife, Doris Johnson of Greensburg; Daughters, Amy (Jason) Satkoski of Carmel and Vicki (Craig) Center of Seattle, WA; Son, Scott (Laura) Johnson of Greensburg; Sisters, Janet (Jerry) Owen of Mooresville, Donna Bostic of Phoenix, AZ, and Nancy (Tim) Nelson of Hobart; Brother, Marvin (Anne) Johnson of Camano Island, WA; Grandchildren, Kelsey Johnson, Ashley Center, Zach Johnson, Rylee Satkoski, Brennan Satkoski, Parker Satkoski, and Cayden Satkoski.  He was preceded in death by his parents.A Rosary will be prayed on Monday, February 17, 2020 at 3:00 pm.  A visitation for family and friends will follow from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the Gilliland-Howe Funeral Home, Greensburg, Indiana.   Funeral Mass will be Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at the St. Catherine of Siena, St. Maurice Catholic Church, 1963 North St. John Street, Greensburg, Indiana 47240, at 11:00 am with Father Bill Ehalt officiating.  Burial will follow at the St. Maurice Catholic Cemetery.  Memorial contributions can be made to the American Diabetes Association or to the National Kidney Foundation. Online condolences can be made to the family at www.gilliland-howe.comlast_img read more

Young Serbians rally to victory

first_imgNorthern Ireland’s Under-21s are still to register a point in their 2015 European Championship qualifying campaign after Serbia came from behind to beat them 3-1 in Gornji Milanovac. Press Association Northern Ireland’s first attempt at goal came in the 10th minute, with Ryan Brobbel trying his luck unsuccessfully, and Serbia were then swiftly back on the front foot. Following a flurry of efforts at the visitors’ goal, Serbia went the closest yet in the 23rd minute when Aleksandar Mitrovic hit the woodwork. Aleksandar Kovacevic then had a shot blocked and the hosts’ pressure continued with efforts from Nikola Stoiljkovic and Jojic keeping Brennan busy. Northern Ireland were struggling to muster much at the other end, but Brobbel did miss with a free-kick, Gray and Kirk Millar had efforts blocked and towards the end of the first half Carl Winchester produced an unsuccessful attempt. They began in lively fashion after the break as, either side of Stoiljkovic testing Brennan, Serbian players got in the way of shots from both Gray and Millar, and they were soon in front as the former finished from Luke McCullough’s assist. Serbia quickly looked to bounce back as Brennan kept Milunovic at bay, and within moments of Morgan having a free-kick saved, things were level with the Nottingham Forest man having put the ball into his own net. Seconds later the game had been fully turned on its head, with Mitrovic setting up Milunovic. Efforts from Kovacevic and Mitrovic followed and after Morgan failed to hit the target with a chance, Vitas showed better accuracy to add Serbia’s third. Northern Ireland remained under pressure thereafter, with Mitrovic failing to convert a particularly decent opportunity, while Jonny Gorman’s blocked strike was the only response. center_img The visitors took a 54th-minute lead through James Gray in what was their fourth Group 9 fixture but Serbia then netted thrice in quick succession thanks to David Morgan’s own-goal (63) and efforts from Luka Milunovic (64) and Uros Vitas (74). The home side were on the attack from the early stages, with Milunovic passing up a great opportunity by missing the target in the third minute before Milos Jojic brought a save out of Conor Brennan in the sixth. last_img read more

Florida mom charged after leaving 2-year-old in hot car

first_imgA Florida mother is facing charges after police she left her 2-year-old child in a car while shopping on a hot afternoon.Witnesses called authorities Saturday afternoon after they saw the girl strapped in the backseat.When police arrived it took them almost 20 minutes to get the girl out of the car. Police say the temperature in the vehicle was nearly 113 degrees.Luckily the toddler was unharmed.Police arrested 20-year-old Marsha Ouwigho and charged her with child neglect.last_img