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Mikel Arteta reveals he has told wantaway Arsenal star to change his mind on his future

first_imgRob Holding impressed at the heart of the Arsenal defence against Fulham on Saturday (Picture: Getty)Asked about Holding’s future after a convincing 3-0 victory, Arteta said: ‘I said to him, ‘Change your mind because you’re not going anywhere’. ‘Rob stands for every value we want at the football club. He had a really difficult time but he trained & pursued his dream to play for this football club. ‘Why would I have to let him go? You’re already playing so what else do you want?’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 ArsenalWhile Holding’s future is likely to remain a matter of conjecture, despite Arteta’s remarks, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang appears destined to confirm he will be staying put.The Gabon international has less than a year remaining on his current contract and again underlined his importance to his side with the goal that confirmed three points on the opening day of the new season.Asked about the likelihood of the Arsenal captain signing a new deal imminently, Arteta added: ‘I think I am really positive we’re going to get it done very soon. Hopefully in the next few days, we can get some news.’MORE: Alexandre Lacazette insists he is happy at Arsenal after victory over FulhamMORE: Mikel Arteta praises unsung Arsenal hero Mohamed Elneny against Fulham and reacts to Gabriel’s debut display Comment Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Advertisement Mikel Arteta reveals he has told wantaway Arsenal star to change his mind on his futurecenter_img Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 12 Sep 2020 3:41 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link2kShares Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal side powered to a 3-0 win over Fulham at Craven Cottage (Picture: Getty)Mikel Arteta has revealed he has urged Rob Holding to change his mind over his Arsenal future, amid speculation the English centre-half is keen on leaving the north London club. The 24-year-old struggled to recapture his best form after returning to fitness last September following nearly a year out with a cruciate knee ligament injury. Arteta bolstered his defence this summer with the addition of Gabriel Magalhaes, while William Saliba returned from his loan spell at Saint-Etienne. David Luiz also signed a new deal in the summer, while Pablo Mari has also joined on a permanent basis from Flamengo.Despite boasting a wealth of options, Arsenal began their season at Fulham on Saturday amid a defensive crisis with five of their eight senior centre halves injured. AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTHolding, who has been linked with a loan move to Newcastle, stepped into the breach alongside Gabriel and Kieran Tierney and gave a commanding performance, picking up from where he left off in the Community Shield win over Liverpool a fortnight ago.last_img read more

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Garry Donna

first_imgAccording to the Indianapolis Star, last Sunday the long-time owner, editor, and publisher of the Hoosier Basketball Magazine, Garry Donna, passed away in Indianapolis at the age of 73.  I am sure that you saw Garry walking up and down the bleacher aisles at a Batesville basketball game at one time or another.  He is probably the only magazine owner who gathered his own materials and sold his own magazines by traveling and attending approximately 7,000 basketball games throughout the years.Garry purchased the magazine in 1970 from the original creator, Tom Keating.  He ran it by himself for many years.  Then he hired Kip Wesner to be his assistant, and it is Wesner who will continue the magazine.  At least one Batesville player was featured on the cover of this magazine.  That was Michael Menser in the 1990’s.  Many other Batesville players were featured in stories, but I am not sure they appeared on the cover.Garry’s backing of Indiana high school basketball will be deeply missed.last_img read more

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Accident on SR 350 claims life of local woman

first_imgOsgood, IN—Monday afternoon, troopers from the Indiana State Police-Versailles Post responded to a two-vehicle crash on State Road 350 near Osgood that claimed the life of a Versailles, Indiana woman.The investigation indicated a black 2003 Mazda passenger car being driven by Tammy R. Judd, 48, of Versailles,  was traveling eastbound on State Road 350 near Finks Road. For an unknown reason, Judd’s vehicle left the south side of the road and struck a guardrail. Judd’s vehicle then came back onto the road and entered the westbound lane of State Road 350 into the path of a white 1998 Chevrolet dump truck being driven by Brock A. Peetz,44, of Napoleon.The vehicles struck nearly head-on in the westbound lane of State Road 350. After the collision, Judd’s vehicle came to rest in the center of State Road 350. Peetz vehicle left the north side of the roadway before overturning and coming to rest. Judd sustained fatal injuries in the collision. She was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Ripley County Coroner’s Office. Peetz sustained minor injuries in the collision.Toxicology results on both drivers are pending at this time and the investigation is still ongoing.  SR 350 was closed for nearly four hours for crash investigation and cleanup.last_img read more

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Distin back in training

first_img “That straightaway has been one of the benefits. He has been able to work with the group with no effects to him.” Everton have spent all week in the Canary Islands and return to England on Thursday evening to begin preparations for the Premier League game at The Hawthorns. Martinez believes the break has been productive for the squad. “It has been terrific so far. It has been a unique opportunity to spend a lot of time together and to work on the training pitch,” he added. “The facilities and the hospitality have made a perfect environment for our warm weather training. “The players have benefited because of the humidity and the weather. We have been working hard and getting the benefits from it. “The boys who are carrying a little bit of an injury or a problem have been able to work extra time and it’s been very beneficial for the whole team.” Press Association Everton defender Sylvain Distin has returned to full training and is likely to be in the squad for Monday’s trip to West Brom.center_img The French centre-back has missed three matches with a hamstring problem but is back in contention after stepping up his workload during the club’s warm-weather training in Tenerife. “Sylvain has come through four sessions now and has had no reaction,” manager Roberto Martinez told evertonfc.com. last_img read more

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Jamaica Extends National Curfew Period Until Mid-May

first_imgAlso extended are the operating hours for markets, vending and public transportation centres, gas stations and public transportation as well as restrictions for barbershops and hair salons; closure of bars, night clubs and other places of amusement, beaches and rivers; work-from-home measures; and procedures regarding the business process outsourcing (BPO) sector. KINGSTON, Jamaica – The Jamaica government says the islandwide curfew, which would have ended on Wednesday, has now been extended to May 13 as the country continues to observe measures aimed at containing the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). Holness said Cabinet has been examining the impact of the measures taken on the economy, which have been considerable but are necessary to contain and control the transmission of COVID-19. “The truth is that the measures have been very effective…without a workplace outbreak, Jamaica would be on a 20-day doubling curve. Holness said that some of the measures imposed are likely to remain in place for a period after the pandemic has passed such as the stay-at-home order for persons 70 years and over, in order to protect persons in that vulnerable age group. He said the curfew hours have worked very well, noting that the limit on movement, would have significantly curtailed the spread of the virus. “So, this order to stay at home, if you’re 70 years old, it is absolutely important and one that even after we have gone through the epidemic, we may very well have to keep it for a little while just to ensure that we protect the vulnerable group in our society,” he said, noting that the physical distancing of six feet and the wearing of masks in public may also “become a feature of our society going forward as we cope with COVID-19”. He noted that most of the deaths related to COVID-19 in the country involve persons 65 years and over with co-morbid conditions. “We will be contemplating adjustments to the curfew hours. But, again, it all has to be based on what the science is telling us, what the public health advice is, and we have to weigh that [against] the public interest,” Holness said. On Monday, Jamaica recorded its lowest COVID-19 daily increase in a month, with just two new cases, bringing the total to 471. So far, nine people have died from the virus. The 12 hour curfew had come into effect on April 1 and Prime Minister Andrew Holness announcing the extension said that as it relates to the other measures under the Disaster Risk Management Act, which also would have also expired on Wednesday, those will be further extended until May 31. These include the stay-at-home order for persons 70 years and over; the 10-person limit on public gatherings; physical distancing of six feet; the mandatory wearing of masks in the public space; and the duty of employers to provide transportation for exempted workers for the curfew hours. CMClast_img read more

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Tiger Woods happy with Masters preparation: ‘I’m where I need to be’

first_img“I’ve gotten a little more consistent with my play and I think everything is headed on track towards April.”  Woods will decide after playing this week whether to take his place in the field at the World Golf Championships-Dell Technologies Match Play, which takes place from March 27-31 in Austin, Texas. He added: “I have to manage it as best as I can and not push it. There are times when over the years I’ve pushed it, I’ve won a few tournaments doing that but I’ve also cost myself a few years doing that.” Tiger Woods feels he is on course to make an impact at the Masters next month after allaying concerns over a neck injury that kept him out of the Arnold Palmer Invitational.  The 14-time major champion decided to skip the tournament at Bay Hill last week as a precautionary measure but declared he is now pain-free ahead of competing at Sawgrass in The Players Championship this week.   Despite sitting out an event on his schedule, Woods still feels he will have had ample competitive preparation for the first major of the year. “I’ve played three tournaments so far this year and that’s about right. If I would have gotten my rounds last week it would have been four tournaments,” Woods said. “I’m right there with where I need to be, my finishes are getting a little better each and every time I’ve gone out this year.  last_img read more

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Pragyan Ojha reveals which Indian captain was aggressive towards his own players!

first_imgImage Courtesy: BCCI/PTIAdvertisement yaNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsse2Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ebcfa( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) cnhxWould you ever consider trying this?😱dCan your students do this? 🌚1hyRoller skating! Powered by Firework The Indian cricket team has been many different kinds of captains in its history. There was the calm and composed legend Sourav Ganguly, the ‘Captain Cool’ Mahendra Singh Dhoni who at times would answer with his aggressive shots, and the iconic Virat Kohli who is ready to pick bones with the opposition. However, retired cricketer Pragyan Ojha recently reveals the name of a skipper from the past, who was not only aggressive towards his competition, but also towards his own players, and that man surprisingly is Anil Kumble!Advertisement Image Courtesy: BCCI/PTICompared to other captains of his generation, Anil Kumble’s stint as the skipper of the squad was rather short. During 2007-08, the legendary spinner captained the Indian Test squad in 14 matches.Known for his gentle and soft spoken nature, knowing about Kumble’s aggressive side and that too towards his own teammates, is a bombshell for the country’s cricket fans, as Pragyan Ojha revealed.Advertisement During his international career from 2008 to 2013, Ojha made 24 Test, 18 ODI and 6 T20I appearances for the Men in Blue. Even though he himself did not play under Kumble’s captaincy, Ojha revealed an unknown and rather compelling side of Kumble, who was pretty macho towards his own players as he was to the opposition on the pitch.Speaking in an interview with Wisden, Ojha said, “When he was on the ground, Kumble used to be very aggressive, both with the opponent and with his own players.”Advertisement What is fascinating about India’s leading wicket taker in red ball cricket was, as Ojha went on, that Kumble was a completely different person away from the 22 yards.“Off the field, you won’t be able to relate. I was taken aback, ‘Am I talking to the same person who I saw on the ground?’ He used to compete hard, but off the field, he was very soft-spoken,” the 33 year old added.Under Kumble’s leadership, India won three test matches, lost six and drew five, and the role of captaincy was slowly earned by Dhoni in 2007.If you like reading about MMA, make sure you check out MMAIndia.com Also follow India’s biggest arm wrestling tournament at ProPanja.comAlso read-Michael Atherton reveals why Indian batsmen look more ‘natural’ than compared to English onesSreesanth reveals which cricket league he wants to play in after comeback Advertisementlast_img read more

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Hekari on target to defend premiership

first_imgNational Soccer League champions Hekari United FC are on target to defend their premiership title with just one more round before the semi-finals.Hekari is leading the points ladder on 27 points in the NSL competition, followed by Oro FC, Gigira Laitepo Morobe FC and Lae FC.These teams are looking to be favourites to make the top four before the semi-finals in two weeks time.Hekari coach Jerry Allan is confident his team will continue their winning streak to defend their premiership title which they have held for nine years consecutively.Allan said the team played well in their recent game against Admiralty FC, thrashing the newcomers 5-0.He said the boys gave their best and that’s how they should play to keep the team’s reputation.“We want to defend the title, there’s one more game before we end the premier league and go into the semi-final.“The boys played exceptionally well against Admiralty in which they got the first chance to score and that’s what football is about, if you score early then you have a chance of winning the game.“Jean Kaltack is currently injured, suffering from a big blow to the right leg and may not be able to play in the next game.“After receiving the minor premier in round 12, we will now have to concentrate on defending the premiership title, especially in the knock outs,” he said.He said the players know that it will be very challenging however with the experience of Koriak Upaiga, David Muta, Nigel Dabinyaba, Kema Jack, Neil Hans and Pita Bolatonga they can handle the pressure and make the grand final.last_img read more

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LAPD better at meeting reform plan

first_imgStill, LAPD officials said the report represents a significant improvement. They hope U.S. District Judge Gary Feess will lift the decree during a hearing scheduled for June. “The important distinction to be made here is that the monitor acknowledged that the LAPD did a thorough job investigating categorical uses of force. Indeed, the LAPD stands out nationally as the best practice,” said Gerald Chaleff, head of the department’s Consent Decree Bureau. “This latest report noted a need for us to better document our analysis of how our supervisors responded to and oversaw uses of force. “With each quarterly report, we find we have to hone our process to a point the monitor can quantify every aspect of compliance. We have already taken steps to correct these points for the next time that aspect is reviewed.” Peter Bibring, an American Civil Liberties Union attorney who monitors the LAPD, disagreed. “The progress is extremely slow,” he said. “After five years under the original consent decree and one year of the extension, they are still out of compliance with the majority of the provisions that govern the warning system.” The LAPD entered into the decree six years ago to avoid a federal lawsuit by the U.S. Department of Justice, which had accused the LAPD of widespread corruption and abuse after a Rampart division police officer convicted of stealing evidence implicated dozens of his co-workers. Last year, the decree was extended until 2009 after Feess found the agency out of compliance with 30 percent of the 152 provisions in the 80-page document. rachel.uranga@dailynews.com (818) 713-3741160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The LAPD still fails to respond thoroughly to use-of-force incidents but is making substantial progress in complying with a federal consent decree aimed at rooting out police abuse, a report released Thursday said. In his 22nd report, a court-appointed monitor said the Los Angeles Police Department is making strides in implementing an “early warning” system that identifies problem officers, even though he did not look specifically at the computer software considered key to reform. But independent monitor Michael Cherkasky also found the department failed to track whether supervisors were present in the wake of use-of-force incidents, as required by the 2001 decree. In addition, just 72 percent of officers involved in use-of-force incidents were officially deemed fit to return to duty before they actually hit the streets. last_img read more

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Buckeyes win with ease and eye top spot in poll

first_imgLawrence McKenzie was a force for the Gophers (9-18, 3-10 Big Ten), but his 22 points weren’t near enough against a deep and talented opponent. The Gophers lost their fifth straight and 10th in their last 12. The No. 1 ranking in The Associated Press Top 25 is up for grabs today after top-ranked Florida lost at Vanderbilt on Saturday. Fifth-ranked UCLA (23-3) also could make the jump to No. 1 after soundly beating No. 19 Arizona 81-66 Saturday. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! MINNEAPOLIS – Greg Oden and No. 2 Ohio State hardly broke a sweat in beating Minnesota 85-67 Sunday, putting the Buckeyes in position for a shot at their first No. 1 ranking in 45 years. Oden had 19 points, nine rebounds and two blocks, and Ron Lewis added 16 points. Mike Conley Jr. finished with 10 assists and five steals for Ohio State (24-3, 12-1). last_img read more

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