Unai Emery confirms Kieran Tierney is ready for Premier League debut against Sheffield United

first_imgTierney has only featured in Arsenal’s cup competitions this term (Picture: Getty)Emery has been reluctant to rely too heavily on Tierney following such a serious operation and requested that the full-back was rested during the international break.AdvertisementAdvertisementThe youngster subsequently missed Scotland’s Euro 2020 qualifiers with Russia and San Marino, but could be in line to feature at Bramall Lane on Monday night.‘He’s ready to play. Now we have two options in that left-back role with Sead Kolasinac and him,’ Emery said.‘We’re going to play a lot of matches after Monday. We will need every player.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘It depends how he comes into the first training with us, Sead, after his international matches.‘We now have two players in that position and we can use one on Monday, it depends how they are, one or the other. Advertisement Unai Emery previews Arsenal’s Monday night clash with Sheffield UnitedTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 14:53FullscreenUnai Emery previews Arsenal’s Monday night clash with Sheffield Unitedhttps://metro.co.uk/video/unai-emery-previews-arsenals-monday-night-clash-sheffield-united-2029340/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Alexandre Lacazette has returned to training after missing Arsenal’s last seven matches with an ankle injury and Emery has hinted the Frenchman could return versus the Blades.‘Today is Lacazette’s first training back with us,’ the Spaniard added.‘He finished it well and he’s feeling well with his injuries. Tomorrow we will be training again and he will be with us. We will decide Unai Emery confirms Kieran Tierney is ready for Premier League debut against Sheffield United Advertisement Comment Lacazette has a chance of playing against Sheffield United (Picture: Getty)‘The most important thing is that first he is training, then secondly it’s whether he can be with us and it depends how he can feel in the next days training with us, whether his ankle is not giving him any more problems.‘It’s positive for us that he’s started training and that he’s a possibility for Monday.‘I don’t know whether he’s ready for 90 minutes or on the bench.‘We’ll decide that over the next days, but it’s very important for him to come back to training with us.’MORE: Charlie Nicholas makes prediction for Man Utd v Liverpool and backs Marcus Rashford to shine Metro Sport ReporterThursday 17 Oct 2019 5:45 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link11.5kShares Arsenal new boy Kieran Tierney looks set to make his Premier League debut against Sheffield United (Picture: Getty)Unai Emery has confirmed that Arsenal summer signing Kieran Tierney is finally ready to make his Premier League debut against Sheffield United.Tierney, 22, underwent a double hernia operation in the summer and was in rehabilitation for the first six weeks of his stay in north London following a £25million move from boyhood club Celtic.The Scotland left-back made his first start in Arsenal’s 5-0 victory over Nottingham Forest last month and impressed at the Emirates, managing 77 minutes of the Carabao Cup tie before being replaced by Hector Bellerin.Tierney then played the full 90 minutes against Standard Liege in the Europa League and assisted Gabriel Martinelli’s opener in a comprehensive 4-0 win for the Gunners.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

​AP7 seeks managers for almost €2bn of active alpha mandates

first_imgSweden’s AP7 pension fund, which manages the default option within the state Premium Pension System, has launched a search for external managers to run up to SEK20bn (€1.9bn) of active alpha managed assets.In an EU tender notice, the fund — which currently has a total of SEK423bn of pension assets in its equity and bond funds — said it foresaw creating between six and 10 mandates.The pension fund said: “The objective of the tender is to render discretionary asset management services for active alpha management.”AP7 has been preparing for this tender for almost a year, with the new mandates part of the diversification effort that has been happening in the equity fund since 2017, as CIO Ingrid Albinsson told IPE back in February. The tender is divided into five lots including four for long-short equities management.The equities mandates cover four regions: US, Europe, Japan and global/multi-region.The fifth lot is for currency management, according to the EU tender notice.AP7 said it only envisaged inviting between one and three candidates for each of the five lots.The deadline for receipt of tenders or requests to participate is 26 December at 5pm Swedish time. The procurement process is being run by the Swiss firm PPCmetrics.The mandates will last for 36 months, after which there will be the option of two extensions of two years each, according to the notice.AP7 said all information about the tender was provided in the procurement guidelines, and instructions as to how to request the documents were on its website.last_img read more

Isabela stages ‘walk for peace’ vs rebels

first_imgPeople from all walks of life, includingbarangay officials, teachers, students, and law enforcers, have joined theevent to denounce the atrocities of the CPP-NPA and its political front, theNational Democratic Front (NDF). Residents of Isabela, Negros Occidental join the walk for peace to denounce the atrocities and reject the presence of the Communist Party of the Philippines – New People’s Army (CPP-NPA) in their municipality on Nov. 19, 2019. PHILIPPINE ARMY’S 62ND INFANTRY BATTALION BACOLOD City– At least 1,000 residents of Isabela, Negros Occidental gathered tomarch in solidarity for peace and against terroristicactivities.  “The peace-loving people of Isabela musttake a stand against the presence of communist terrorist groups to show oursincerity and support to the call of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte to once andfor all, end the communist insurgency in our country,” it added. During the program, municipal andbarangay leaders were joined by officials of the Philippine Army, variousgovernment agencies, and representatives of the religious sector in theceremonial signing of the resolution declaring the CPP-NPA-NDF persona nongrata. Town mayor Irene Montilla said themovement dubbed “walk for peace” condemns the presence of the Communist Partyof the Philippines – New People’s Army (CPP-NPA) in their municipality. The gatheringwas held at the town plaza on Nov. 19.center_img Montilla she said peace is needed todraw investors and help bring progress to the central Negros town, thanking herconstituents for their cooperation. “This is the time to end the chaos anddamage brought by these groups with false ideology. To my constituents, weshould never again allow ourselves to be deceived by the NPA. Let us stand byour guided principle, which is to bring peace to this municipality,” Montillastressed. The resolution, approved by theMunicipal Council on Oct. 18, stated that the constituents of Isabela condemnall forms of terrorism, uphold their allegiance and support to the governmentin its fight against terrorism, and renounce the association and affiliation ofsome of its members with the CPP-NPA. “The CPP-NPA-NDF is now officiallycondemned and deemed unwelcome in Isabela, Negros Occidental because of theiratrocities, criminal acts, and violations of international humanitarian laws,”according to the resolution. (With areport from PNA/PN)last_img read more

South Florida under a flood watch through Tuesday morning

first_imgA Flood Watch is in effect until Tuesday, 8:00 a.m., according to the U.S. National Weather Service.The Flood Watch is now in effect for * a portion of South Florida, including the following areas, Coastal Broward, Coastal Collier, Coastal Miami-Dade, Coastal Palm Beach, Far South Miami-Dade, Inland Broward, Inland Collier, Inland Miami-Dade, Inland Palm Beach, Mainland Monroe, Metro Broward, Metro Miami-Dade, and Metro Palm Beach.There is a tropical disturbance moving in from the south and it will bring in showers and thunderstorms that will produce an average of 3 to 5 inches of rainfall across the watch area with locally higher amounts possible.Stay alert, and click here for information.last_img

Former Syracuse defensive end Qaadir Sheppard will transfer to Ole Miss

first_img Published on May 14, 2016 at 7:08 am Contact Sam: sjfortie@syr.edu | @Sam4TR Related Stories Syracuse football DE’s Amir Ealey and Qaadir Sheppard dismissed from team for violation of team rulesAmir Ealey and Qaadir Sheppard reportedly suspended due to failed drug testsQaadir Sheppard and Amir Ealey suspended indefinitely due to violation of team rulesFreshman Qaadir Sheppard impresses at defensive end Former Syracuse defensive lineman Qaadir Sheppard announced on Instagram on Friday evening that he will transfer to Ole Miss.He’s trying to continue a career that was derailed at SU. Sheppard impressed coaches last season and was one of the four true freshman defensive linemen to see the field in 2015. But he was indefinitely suspended for the last three regular season games for reportedly failing a second drug test.After SU fired head coach Scott Shafer, his replacement, Dino Babers, dismissed Sheppard from the team in February.The 6-foot-3, 247-pound Sheppard visited campus in Oxford, Mississippi over the March 4 weekend. Sheppard must sit out the 2016 campaign due to NCAA transfer rules. He has three years of eligibility remaining.The Bronx, New York native played in nine games last season, recording one tackle and one interception.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAfter the dismissal of redshirt freshman Kenny Carter, the Orange had just three scholarship defensive ends on its roster in the spring, Jake Pickard, Kenneth Ruff and Trey Dunkelberger, neither of whom has played in a collegiate game at the position.SU also brings in three defensive ends — Jaquwan Nelson, Kendall Coleman and Joshua Black — in its 2016 recruiting class as well as Delaware State transfer Gabriel Sherrod. Commentscenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Local GAA action from across the county

first_imgFirst up, Upperchurch Drombane face JK Bracken’s and then at 6 in what’s the stand out tie of the round, Drom & Inch face Thurles Sarsfields.Sars Chairman Michael Maher says Drom & Inch is a tough opening game…In the last quarter final pairing, Moycarkey Borris face Holycross in Boherlahan at 2pm tomorrow.Also down for decision this evening is the first West Senior Football Championship semi final, between Galtee Rovers and Aherlow Gaels.That game throws in at quarter to 7 in Sean Tracey Park, Tipp town.The other semi final between Eire Og Annacarthy and Arravale Rovers takes place on Wednesday.In the South there are two Quarter finals in the Senior Football Championship down for decision this evening.At the Clonmel Sportsfield, Ardfinnan take on Fethard, and in Fethard GAA Park Kilsheelan Kilcash take on Clonmel Commercials.Both games get underway at 18.45. Last year’s mid champions Loughmore Castleiney are the first team through to the Mid Tipp semi finals, following a comprehensive victory over Clonakenny in Templemore last evening.The game finished on a scoreline of Loughmore 27 points, Clonakenny 4 points.Down for decision this evening, are two more quarter finals – with the double header getting underway in Holycross from 4. Photo ©Stephen Gleesoncenter_img The first semi-final in the North Tipperary Senior Hurling Championship takes place this evening when defending champions Kiladangan face Nenagh Éire Óg in Dolla at 6.30pm.Meanwhile Borris-Ileigh and Templederry Kenyons will battle it out for a place in the final tomorrow evening at MacDonagh Park, Nenagh at 6.30pm.last_img read more

SIS exits licensing agreements to become sole race data provider

first_img MoneyMatrix boosts wire transfer options by integrating Klarna’s Sofort August 24, 2020 Related Articles SIS will now be the sole provider of race day data for Irish horse racing, UK horse racing and UK greyhound racing, in addition to its premier international horse racing.SIS has exited licensing agreements with other providers of its horse racing and greyhound racing data, so customers will need to agree to supply through SIS to continue with these key data services.This covers Irish racing, UK horse racing from 20 courses, UK greyhound racing from 22 tracks and international racing from Dubai, Latin America, Singapore and Germany.Paul Witten, Commercial Director of SIS, said: “This is a significant step forward for SIS, enabling more direct interactions with end customers and opening the door for new and exciting services.“To facilitate the initiative, our commercial and technical teams are geared up and ready to initiate the new commercial agreements and the required feed integrations. We are in discussions with other providers to agree transitional arrangements to minimise the impact of these changes on affected customers, so all customers can safely and effectively migrate over to the new services.”As part of SIS’ strategic push to build content in the online data market, customers now have access to pricing services including early prices, as well as enhanced data services including form and tipping.In-running data for horseracing, an innovative new development from SIS, will be available later next year to open significant new betting opportunities, while customers will also have access to streaming capability in the UK, Latin America, Singapore and Dubai via the SIS Stream platform. SBC Magazine Issue 10: Kaizen Gaming rebrand and focus for William Hill CEO August 25, 2020 Share Submit Share Mateusz Juroszek – Non-stop STS will expand amid industry disruptions August 12, 2020 StumbleUponlast_img read more

Lakers’ Kobe Bryant, Steve Nash to make long awaited return in preseason opener vs. Denver

first_img“He’s dealt really well with the rust and he’s moving very well,” Lakers trainer Gary Vitti said of Bryant. “But granted, he hasn’t played in a game. He’s scrimmaged, but that’s not the same. Part of the rehab process is actually playing. Your body is going to adapt to the loads that your body puts on during the game.”Both Bryant and Nash will start against Denver, but Scott declined to reveal to what degree they will play in limited minutes. Scott also added Bryant will likely play more than planned at small forward because of Young’s absence stemming from a torn ligament in his right thumb. Scott revealed Young could return in four to six weeks, though the Lakers will have a clearer answer after he has surgery today. Meanwhile, Lakers forwards Ryan Kelly (strained left hamstring) and Xavier Henry (back spasms) remain sidelined.“My concerns are no different than everybody else’s in terms of being able to come back from this,” Bryant said earlier this week. “If I can prove to myself I can do this thing, I can prove it to everybody else as well.”Yet, as much intrigue as Bryants’ comeback will become in an otherwise meaningless game, Scott said he remains more concerned about how the Lakers play on defense. Last season, the Lakers ranked 29th out of 30 NBA teams in points allowed (109.2), 24th in defensive field goal percentage (46.8) and 30th in fast-break points allowed (16.7).The general public, however, will likely narrow in on Bryant and Nash. “I’m curious to see Kobe, Steve and everybody really,” Scott said. “We’ve been going against each other for a week. So it’ll be fine to go against somebody else. I’m anxious to see how it all unfolds.” In portions of the Lakers’ practices open to the media in the last week, both Bryant and Nash appeared mobile and comfortable moving around the court. Both Bryant and Nash remained consistent with their mid-range jump shooting. Bryant also frequently challenged teammates, mostly to Nick Young and Jordan Clarkson, with trash talk. Both Bryant and Nash have sat out of the evening portion of the Lakers’ four two-a-day sessions as well as most of the tail end of running drills. What has Scott seen?“With Steve, his basketball timing. Everything seems to be there,” Scott said. “He’s shooting the ball pretty well. A lot of times when you have that much time off, that’s one of the things that takes the longest with the timing and to get that rust off. Both of the guys shot the ball better in the scrimmages than I thought they would. They moved gracefully. It didn’t look like they had any hiccups. I was extremely happy with both.”Still nothing replaces game experience. This will mark the first game Bryant has played since Dec. 17, 2013 in Memphis when he injured his left knee a mere six contests after missing the previous 19 while healing his left Achilles tendon. Nash has not played since April 8, 2014 against Houston, though he reported feeling fully health a month later. The duo last played in a game together in Sacramento on March 30, 2013. The legacy Kobe Bryant has built thus far traces back to when he won NBA championships in June. Steve Nash never collected that hardware. But his two NBA MVP awards and third-place standing on the league’s all-time assists list reflects the 40-year-old’s longevity, pinpoint passes and pick-and-roll perfection. Yet, the Lakers’ preseason opener against the Denver Nuggets on Monday in San Diego’s Valley View Casino Arena will provide an early glimpse into how both Bryant and Nash fare through the tail end of their career. Based on how Bryant and Nash played through one week of training camp, Lakers coach Byron Scott expects something far more cheerful than the combined 21 games Bryant and Nash played last season because of respective knee and back injuries. “To be where they are today in training camp, I’m ecstatic,” Scott said following Sunday’s practice at the Lakers’ facility in El Segundo. “They exceeded my expectations in training camp and came into much better condition than I thought they would. Both guys are a ways away, obviously. But right now for them to be where they are at this time, I’m extremely happy.”Both Bryant and Nash participated in Sunday’s practice, but in somewhat limited fashion. Bryant took part in the Lakers’ preliminary drills before sitting out of the team’s five-on-five full-court scrimmage. Scott reported Nash experienced “no issues whatsoever” after missing most of Saturday’s practice because of a rolled left ankle. Nash played in parts of the Lakers’ scrimmage on Sunday, but left the court before the media watched the tail end of practice. Neither Bryant nor Nash spoke to reporters on Sunday.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Drew Brees ‘humbled and honored’ by Art Rooney Award

first_img Saints QB Drew Brees blasts Roger Goodell’s silence on blown call Saints fans will receive free Jeni’s Ice Cream on Super Bowl Sunday after Sean Payton’s comments Extremely humbled & honored to receive the Art Rooney Sportsmanship Award as voted by my fellow NFL players. It’s our job to continue the legacy of this great game as men like Art Rooney did before us. Thank you.A post shared by Drew Brees (@drewbrees) on Feb 3, 2019 at 4:34am PST”Extremely humbled & honored to receive the Art Rooney Sportsmanship Award as voted by my fellow NFL players,” Brees wrote. “It’s our job to continue the legacy of this great game as men like Art Rooney did before us. Thank you.” Related News Drew Brees capped his historic season with the highest of honors.The Saints quarterback was bested by Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes for MVP at Saturday’s NFL Honors, but was given the Art Rooney Sportsmanship Award in recognition of outstanding leadership on the playing field. Brees was in top form in his 18th year in the league, becoming the NFL’s all-time passing leader while also reaching the second-most passing touchdowns and most career completions.The previous winners of the Art Rooney Award include Larry Fitzgerald, Charles Woodson, Frank Gore and Luke Kuechly. Brees, who will receive a $25,000 donation from the NFL Foundation to a charity of his choice, took to Instagram later Sunday to express his gratitude for being voted by his peers. View this post on Instagramlast_img read more

LeBron James’ More Than A Vote initiative seeks to create a new generation of activist athletes

first_imgIn addition to its athlete and entertainment celebrities who will serve as spokespeople and community conduits, MTAV has tapped political and electoral experts like Jocelyn Benson, the Michigan secretary of state, and Addisu Demissie, who ran Sen. Cory Booker’s presidential campaign. MTAV has already aligned partnerships with Michelle Obama’s When We All Vote to drum up voter registration, and Stacy Abrams’ Fair Fight Action. Some components will be driving registration; some will be educating voters on fair practices; some will be drawing attention to areas where MTAV identifies a voter suppression issue.One of the pressing examples MTAV collaborators identify now is in Kentucky, where the number of polling places has been dramatically reduced. While local officials have touted that in-person voting has been available for more than a week and mail-in ballots are coming in with record highs, others have been dismayed that Jefferson County, which encompasses Louisville and is one of the largest concentrations of black voters in the state, has just one in-person polling place. Overall, Kentucky has reduced its in-person polling places from roughly 3,700 to 200.“This is SYSTEMIC RACISM and OPPRESSION,” James tweeted over the weekend. “So angry man.”While MTAV hopes to be a relevant player on the national stage, there will be very localized concerns particularly in electoral battleground states and counties. One of the early initiatives the group hopes to press is in Miami-Dade County, where Udonis Haslem, one of James’ former Heat teammates, will campaign to help register and educate people with criminal convictions who regained the right to vote in 2018.People like Green or Jalen Rose could help in the battleground state of Michigan, or Diggins and Young in Georgia, which in many ways has become the main stage for national discussions about voter rights. Ogwumike anticipates doing work in her home state of Texas, which could be a battleground state this fall though it is traditionally conservative-leaning.Ogwumike said she wants to help amplify women voters as well, while welcoming in a coalition of people who worry about the same issues, including white allies.“I love being from Texas, and we say that everything is bigger, including our voice,” Ogwumike said. “We are really diverse, but because we’re so big, sometimes it takes us a little longer to progress.”“One thing I love about this is we’re all athletes who are focused on the same goal. We understand challenges and making sure we execute. … We want to better society through action, and we do that by voting,” Ogwumike said.Related Articles AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersLess than two weeks after it was first announced, More Than A Vote got its website up and running for Tuesday — an election day in New York, Virginia and Kentucky. While the nascent collaboration with James, Draymond Green, Stephen Jackson, Caron Butler, Skylar Diggins and Trae Young among others is still forming strategy, the intent is relatively clear: bring attention and change to voter suppression that has historically impugned on the political power of Black Americans.In the wake of the death of George Floyd, a frustrated James asked those in his circle for a way to channel his emotions into something to empower Black Americans. Those discussions grew into More Than a Vote, which the Lakers star and his advisors realized could leverage the relationships he has built through his media enterprise to shine a light on voting issues.An introductory video released Tuesday used images of historically vocal athletes like Muhammad Ali, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Bill Russell and Jackie Robinson — James’ goal is to structure the next generation of those activist athletes.“We have incredible influence in our community. We need to use this moment to demand change,” James tweeted Tuesday morning. “I gotta be honest…I struggle with what to demand because so damn much needs to change. But I’m starting with our right to vote.”The process bears some resemblance to how James disrupted education reform by opening his own school — now voting rights is an issue he wishes to tackle in a different way than familiar “get out the vote” rallies. Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers While More Than A Vote is not explicitly partisan, Black voters have traditionally cast in favor of Democratic presidential candidates, with 89 percent supporting Hillary Clinton in the last presidential election. James himself has tussled with President Donald Trump and his supporters, a clash that intensified after conservative host Laura Ingraham famously told him to “shut up and dribble.”But if James has made one thing clear, it is this: He won’t be silenced. And he hopes that attitude extends out to a political scale.“The easiest way to keep us from changing anything is to keep us from voting,” he said. As athletes, we stand on the shoulders of giants. We must continue their fight on behalf (of) our community.” Summer trips from her hometown of Houston down to Galveston were a staple of Chiney Ogwumike’s childhood. But when she and her father drove down this weekend, the L.A. Sparks star and ESPN commentator felt a surge of fresh meaning.Ogwumike has found familiar settings woven through the ground-shaking events of the present: George Floyd was a fellow Houston native who attended a high school that Ogwumike once played; his funeral was also held in her hometown; Floyd’s close friend Stephen Jackson who has helped mobilize protests is also a friend of hers from ESPN, from down the highway in Port Arthur.And Galveston, which Ogwumike remembers as a beach getaway, is also the place where the holiday Juneteenth was created when slaves were freed there in 1865, two years after the Emancipation Proclamation and months after the end of the Civil War. It felt all the more poignant because Ogwumike now feels connected herself to these movements and this history through LeBron James’ voting rights organization, More Than A Vote.“There was a lot of opportunity to be introspective,” she said. “I’ve been called every racist term there is growing up in Texas, but I survived, and it made me who I am. It made the Black community who we are. We are survivors, and now we want to do more.” How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years center_img Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more