Unai Emery drops Mesut Ozil for Arsenal’s Europa League clash with Standard Liege

first_imgAdvertisement Ainsley Maitland-Niles has played at right-back this season but the 22-year-old has been given a chance to impress in his preferred midfield role.Gabriel Martinelli is expected to spearhead Arsenal’s attack with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang named as a substitute.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 Advertisement ARSENAL VS STANDARD LIEGE ARSENAL XI: Martinez; Bellerin, Mustafi, Holding, Tierney; Torreira, Willock; Maitland-Niles, Ceballos, Nelson; MartinelliSUBS: Leno, Chambers, Kolasinac, Guendouzi, Xhaka, Aubameyang, Pepe. Metro Sport ReporterThursday 3 Oct 2019 7:18 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link Comment Ozil trained with his Arsenal teammates on Wednesday (PA Wire)Following the 1-1 draw with United, Emery has made 10 changes to his side as Lucas Torreira is the only player to keep his place.Kieran Tierney starts his second game for Arsenal at left-back, while Hector Bellerin plays on the opposite flank. Mesut Ozil has missed Arsenal’s Europa League clash with Standard Liege (AMA/Getty Images)Unai Emery has dropped Mesut Ozil from his matchday squad for Arsenal’s Europa League clash against Standard Liege.The 30-year-old was not even named as a substitute for Arsenal’s 1-1 draw with Manchester United at Old Trafford on Monday.And Ozil’s exile continued on Thursday evening as he was not included in Arsenal’s squad for their match against the Belgian side at the Emirates Stadium.Ozil trained with his teammates as usual on Wednesday and it is understood that the midfielder is not suffering from an injury and Emery’s decision is purely down to his selection preferences.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTThe move could now fuel speculation that Arsenal are looking to send Ozil out on loan in the January transfer window and are ready to subsidise his £350,000-a-week salary. Unai Emery drops Mesut Ozil for Arsenal’s Europa League clash with Standard Liegelast_img read more

ESG roundup: Social impact fund, integrated reporting, FRR, EIRIS

first_imgIn other news, the International Integrated Reporting Framework (IR) has been released, following a three-month global consultation led by the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC), which collected more than 350 responses from every region of the world. IR applies principles and concepts that are focused on bringing greater cohesion and efficiency to the reporting process, and adopting integrated thinking as a way of breaking down internal silos and reducing duplication. It aims to improve the quality of information available to providers of financial capital to enable a more efficient and productive allocation of capital. IIRC chief executive Paul Druckman said: “The Framework brings technical rigour and cohesion to a process that has grown organically and through market pressure over the last three years. ”Today, we have fired the starting gun on a period of global adoption that will begin in early 2014 by showcasing practical examples of reporting innovation, including how businesses are demonstrating value creation using the ‘capitals’ model and principles such as the connectivity of information.”The framework will be used to accelerate the adoption of IR across the world, where it is currently being trialled in more than 25 countries, 16 of which are members of the G20.Meanwhile, French reserve fund Fonds de réserve pour les retraites (FRR) has selected responsible investment research specialist EIRIS to analyse the extra-financial risks of the FRR’s global equity portfolio, including small and mid caps and its corporate fixed income portfolio.EIRIS will assess the portfolios against the norms and principles enshrined in international conventions for corporate involvement in anti-personnel landmines, cluster munitions and biological and chemical weapons.It will also assess the portfolios against governance criteria.Research will be undertaken annually and the results provided to the FRR’s Responsible Investment Committee.Shale gas fracking, meanwhile, has a hidden impact on climate change, according to a report by the Environmental Integrity Project (EIP), namely the unleashing of a tidal wave of construction or expansion of more than 90 chemical, fertilizer and petroleum plants that will release about as much greenhouse gas pollution as 21 large baseload coal-fired power plants.Since 1 January 2012, companies have proposed or already obtained 95 Clean Air Act permits authorising a 91m tonne increase in greenhouse gas emissions for the construction and operation of new compressors, pipelines and other major facilities made possible by cheap shale gas.The climate implications of the new sites are considerable, says the report.For example, nitric acid units at fertilizer plants release large amounts of nitrous oxide, which has a global warming effect more than 300 times that of carbon dioxide.Proposed new liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminals will release about as much greenhouse gas as would a new coal plant.The total of 91m additional tonnes of GHG pollution does not include new emissions from proposed gas-fired power plants or the multitude of smaller wells, gas processing plants, compressor stations and flares springing up across the US in shale-gas rich states like North Dakota, Pennsylvania and Texas.The EIP report can be found here.However, professors Richard Muller and Elizabeth Muller argue in their paper ‘Why every serious environmentalist should favour fracking,’ published by the Centre for Policy Studies, that air pollution can be mitigated by the responsible development and utilisation of shale gas.The authors consider some of the concerns raised by opponents of fracking and conclude that they are either largely false or can be addressed by appropriate regulation.Fugitive methane emissions, in particular, can and must be mitigated – but the impact of even the highest estimates of these emissions are far below that of coal emissions on global warming.Developed economies should, therefore, help emerging economies switch from coal to natural gas, and shale gas technology should be advanced as rapidly as possible and shared freely.The Mullers conclude that environmentalists should recognise the shale gas revolution as beneficial to society – and lend their full support to helping it advance.The paper can be found here. Liechtenstein-based LGT Venture Philanthropy (LGT VP) and private bank Berenberg have announced the first close of their social impact fund, Impact Ventures UK (IVUK), after raising £20.8m (€24.8m) from investors.Investors in IVUK include the London Borough of Waltham Forest Pension Fund, Deutsche Bank via the DB Impact Investment Fund, Stichting Anton Jurgens Fonds and The Golden Bottle Trust, in addition to the cornerstone investment of £10m from Big Society Capital. IVUK will invest in enterprises that create strong positive social impact for disadvantaged people and communities in the UK, as well as generating a financial return.The fund has a broad mandate and will invest in companies with business models that target specific areas of impact, ranging from education, housing, employment and skills through to access to finance, as well as mental and physical health.last_img read more

IMCA to honor 40 tracks with sanction awards at national banquet

first_imgLINCOLN, Neb. – Forty tracks will be honored with sanction awards during the national IMCA banquet on Saturday, Nov. 30 in Lincoln, Neb.Marshalltown Speedway will be recognized with a 30 consecutive year award for Stock Cars.Tracks receiving 25 consecutive year plaques are Arlington Raceway for Modifieds, Sprint Cars and Stock Cars; the Iowa State Fairgrounds Speedway and Shawano Speedway for Modifieds; and Jackson Speedway for Stock Cars.Awards for sanctioning 20 consecutive seasons go to Abilene Speedway, Beatrice Speedway, Dawson County Raceway and U.S. 30 Speedway for Modifieds and Independence Motor Speedway and Luxemburg Speedway for Stock Cars.Aztec Speedway and Salina Speedway receive plaques for 20 total years of sanctioning their Modifieds with IMCA.Fifteen consecutive year awards will be presented to Rattlesnake Raceway for Modifieds, 281 Speedway for Stock Cars and Beatrice Speedway for Hobby Stocks.Cumulative awards for 15 years of sanctioning go to Hancock County Speedway for Modifieds and Stock Cars, Hamilton County Speedway and Merced Speedway for Modifieds, Jackson County Speedway for Late Models and Lee County Speedway for Stock Cars.Awards for sanctioning 10 consecutive seasons go to 281 Speedway for Hobby Stocks and Southern SportMods and to Quad City Speedway for Late Models.Ten total year recipients will be Cardinal Speedway and Winnemucca Regional Raceway for Modifieds and Estevan Motor Speedway for Stock Cars.Tracks honored for five consecutive years of sanctioning will include Canyon Speedway Park, Casper Speedway and Davenport Speedway, Modifieds; Osborne Speedway, Modifieds, Stock Cars, Hobby Stocks and Northern SportMods; Raceway Park, Stock Cars,Hobby Stocks and Northern SportMods; Phillips County Raceway, Stock Cars and Hobby Stocks; Estevan Motor Speedway and I-35 Speedway LLC, Hobby Stocks; Elmwood Park Speedway, Hamilton County Speedway, Lee County Speedway, RPM Speedway and WaKeeney Speedway, Northern SportMods; Desert Thunder Raceway, Southern SportMods; and Buena Vista Raceway and Stuart Speedway, Sport Compacts.Awards for five total years go to Thunderbowl Raceway, Modifieds; Southern Iowa Speedway, Hobby Stocks; and Lubbock Speedway, Southern SportMods.In all, 40 tracks are to receive length of sanction awards for five, 10, 15, 20, 25 or 30 consecutive or total years. A total of 56 awards are to be presented.Drivers winning championships and rookie of the year awards will also receive awards during the banquet, at the Cornhusker Marriott in downtown Lincoln. Cocktails are at 5 p.m. with dinner at 6 p.m. and the ceremony to follow.Twenty-six IMCA marketing partners will receive special awards during the evening in recognition of five, 10, 15 or 20 years of sponsorship.RSVPs are also requested from those planning to attend the Friday, Nov. 29 open house at the Smith Collection of American Speed, on the Speedway Motors campus in Lincoln.last_img read more

Police Blotter 01-20-2020

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Ginter inspires Germany to clinch Euro 2020 spot

first_imgRelatedPosts UEFA president Ceferin said leagues ready to play behind closed doors Ireland appoints new manager Coronavirus: Premier League extends suspension Defender Matthias Ginter scored one goal and was involved in two more as Germany comfortably saw off Belarus 4-0 on Saturday. The victory ensured that Germany clinched their place at Euro 2020, qualifying for the finals for a record 13th time in a row. The inspired Ginter broke the deadlock in the 41st minute with a clever backheel, provided a dummy which allowed Leon Goreztka to score the second and the pass for Toni Kroos to add the third. Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer saved a penalty from Igor Stasevich in the 75th minute. And Kroos added a fourth goal to complete his first national team brace since the 7-1 World Cup semi-final win over Brazil in 2014. Group C leaders Germany were given a helping hand by arch-rivals the Netherlands who held Northern Ireland 0-0 away to ensure the Dutch and Germans qualified with one match to spare. Germany have 18 points – from six draws and one defeat – while the Dutch have 16 and Northern Ireland 14. Belarus have four points but could still qualify as they have reached the playoffs of the Nations League which offers four more places. As expected, Germany quickly took control although their early attacks were somewhat predictable. They were given a fright when Stasevich’s dipping long-range shot forced Neuer into a difficult save and they went ahead shortly afterwards. Serge Gnabry wriggled past his marker and fired a low ball across the face of goal which was flicked in by Ginter for his first Germany goal on his 29th appearance. Germany increased their lead four minutes after halftime when Kroos sent a low corner to the edge of the area, Ginter dummied and Goretzka fired home. Six minutes later, Ginter’s pass found Kroos on the edge of the area and he swept the ball home with a trademark first-time shot. Belarus were awarded a penalty when Robin Koch tripped Pavel Nekhaychik but Neuer dived to his right to save Stasevich’s spot-kick. Kroos rubbed it in when he collected the ball in the area, spun past his mark, evaded another and fired a low shot past Aleksandr Gutor to complete the rout. Reuters/NAN.Tags: Euro 2020Matthias Ginterlast_img read more

Allen to go under knife

first_imgLiverpool midfielder Joe Allen is to have surgery on a shoulder problem, manager Brendan Rodgers has confirmed. Press Association The Wales international, on the bench for the Premier League match at home to Tottenham having started the 4-0 win at Wigan last week, needs an operation to fix an established injury. “We made a change with Joe Allen having been struggling since October with his shoulder and he’ll probably need an operation,” Reds boss Rodgers told Sky Sports. last_img

Cricket News Sourav Ganguly Thanks BCB, Virat Kohli For Assenting To Play Day-Night Test at Eden Gardens

first_imgNew DelhiSourav Ganguly Thanks BCB, Virat Kohli Fo: BCCI president Sourav Ganguly, whose efforts for pink ball Test in India yielded results on Tuesday after Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) agreed to play Day-Night Test against India during their upcoming tour next month, said that he was “extremely honoured” that Eden Gardens will host the inaugural Day-Night Test match. The BCCI chief also thanked Indian skipper Virat Kohli for his “co-operation”.“I’m extremely honoured that Eden Gardens will host the inaugural Day-Night Test match. I thank Bangladesh Cricket Board President & his team for accepting our request on such short notice. I also thank India Captain Virat Kohli for his co-operation,” Ganguly said.India is set to play its first-ever Day-Night Test match at Eden Gardens against Bangladesh from November 22. This will be the second game of the two-match Test series between the neighbouring countries.Also Read | Shakib Al Hasan Banned For Two Years For Not Reporting Bookie Approach: ICCThe Day-Night Test, played with a Pink Ball, came into realisation during the 2015 Test between Australia and New Zealand in Adelaide. The success of the Test, with regards to attendances at the stadium and the television ratings, charted a new course for Test matches.Soon after taking over as the BCCI chief, Ganguly had proposed the idea to the Bangladesh Cricket Board. On Ganguly’s request, the BCB convinced its players despite their initial resentment. “It’s a good development. Test cricket needs this push. Me and my team were bent on it and thanks to Virat (Kohli) also, he agreed,” Ganguly said.Bangladeshi team is scheduled to tour India for three T20 Internationals and two Tests, starting November 3. While the first Test will be played in Indore, Kolkata’s Eden Gardens will host the second match that will be team India’s first-ever Day-Night Test. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Cristiano Ronaldo Faces Tax Fraud Charges

first_imgMessi and his father Jorge, who manages his finances, were both convicted in 2016 of defrauding Spain of 4.1m euros (£3.5m) in taxes.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Cristiano Ronaldo is facing possible charges of tax fraud in Spain.The country’s tax office have passed a file to prosecutors, who will decide whether to press charges against the Portuguese Real Madrid striker.Reports in Spain stressed yesterday that Ronaldo, 32, is suspected of defrauding 15m euros(£13m) between 2011 and 2014.In December, leaked documents suggested Ronaldo had avoided tax on income from image rights allegedly held in offshore accounts. He denied the claims.Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho was also implicated in those claims – published after an international consortium of journalists obtained a trove of about 18 million documents. He also denied the claims.On Wednesday, Spain’s Supreme Court confirmed a 21-month jail term handed down last year to Lionel Messi – but the Barcelona and Argentina forward is unlikely to go to prison.last_img read more

Russia 2018: Enugu Gov Redeems N5m Pledge to Super Eagles

first_imgUgwuanyi congratulated the Eagles for their performance and wished them luck as they returned to their respective clubs.In a similar development, the Enugu State Government also procured a world-class ultra modern physiotherapy facility, fitness and training equipment for Rangers FC to enhance their performance and care for injured players.(NAN)Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram The Enugu State Governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, has fulfilled his N5 million pledge to the Super Eagles for their performance at the Russia 2018 World Cup.Ugwuanyi, had in May made the pledge during a fund raising ceremony at a gala night for the Super Eagles.He fulfilled his promise on Tuesday when he presented a cheque for the sum to the team through the Commissioner for Youth and Sports Joseph Udedi.last_img read more

Pushing the limits

first_imgThe Visions and Voices event, Velocity and Vulnerability: Baseball Pitchers and the Limits of Human Performance took place at Dedeaux Field on Tuesday evening. The panel discussed human limitations and if what we expect from athletes, in particular baseball players, is unreasonable.last_img