Laurent Koscielny could miss north London derby after suffering late injury blow in Bournemouth win

first_imgAdvertisement Comment Laurent Koscielny could miss Saturday’s north London derby (Picture: Getty)Arsenal are sweating over the fitness of Laurent Koscielny for Saturday’s north London derby against Tottenham after the Frenchman sustained a late injury in the Gunners’ 5-1 win against Bournemouth.Unai Emery’s side moved to within four points of Spurs after demolishing the Cherries at the Emirates with Koscielny scoring in the rout.However, the Frenchman had to receive treatment in the dying moments when he went down after a challenge from Joshua King.Koscielny hobbled about for the final two minutes of the game and Unai Emery admits he’s doubtful for the weekend.ADVERTISEMENT Koscielny hobbled around for the final two minutes (Picture: Getty)‘I hope it is just one kick,’ said Emery.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘He has three days between Saturday and I hope he will be OK.’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 ArsenalTottenham’s defeat at Chelsea means seven points separate Mauricio Pochettino’s team in third and Chelsea in sixth.The Gunners can move to within one point of their rivals with a win at Wembley and Emery has challenged his side to pass a ‘great test’.‘The chance to get to within a point from Tottenham is a big motivation,’ said Emery.‘We have a great opportunity and we need to take it like we have tonight.‘At the moment Tottenham are better than us in the table and it is difficult to win there so it will be a great test for us.’MORE: Manchester United win eight consecutive away matches for first time with victory over Crystal Palace Laurent Koscielny could miss north London derby after suffering late injury blow in Bournemouth win Sean KearnsThursday 28 Feb 2019 8:16 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.4kShares Advertisementlast_img read more

Dutch asset managers join class action against Volkswagen

first_imgThree of the Netherlands’ largest pension managers are likely to participate in a class action lawsuit against German car maker Volkswagen related to the 2015 emissions scandal.In addition to the €470bn Dutch asset manager APG and the €27bn ABN Amro Pensioenfonds, the €215bn Dutch asset manager PGGM is also likely to join the lawsuit, according to Pensioen Pro, IPE’s Dutch sister publication.Pensioen Pro reported that it was not yet clear whether metal industry schemes PMT and PME had also joined this action, or had opted for another case against the German car manufacturer.Last week, the giant litigation case – in which approximately 3,500 investors claim damages as a result of their stake in Volkswagen (VW) dropping by one-third – started at the court of justice in Braunschweig. Both APG and the ABN Amro pension fund have confirmed that they are among the participants of the class action, which also targets VW’s subsidiary Porsche.In their annual reports PMT and PME both mentioned “legal procedures because of the emissions scandal of diesel cars”.Other Dutch pension funds and providers declined to state whether they were among the litigants.’However, it is likely that PGGM has also joined the class action. In its most recent sustainability report, it cited a “German legal action against VW and Porsche because of ‘dieselgate’”.Andreas Tilp, of German law firm Tilp Litigation, also declined to provide further details to Pensioen Pro. In 2016 he told Dutch financial newspaper FD that he was representing 30 large Dutch players.MN, the €130bn asset manager for both metal schemes, declined to confirm whether it would take part in the litigation case that started last week.Despite the emissions scandal, the large Dutch civil service scheme ABP, healthcare pension fund PFZW and PME have remained invested in VW, keeping both equity and bond holdings.The €72bn PMT has since divested its entire stake in the car maker, however. A spokeswoman explained that the decision was not related to the current class action, but to the fact that VW no longer matched PMT’s investment criteria.She said a screening had revealed that it was among the 10% of companies with the lowest ESG score.Approximately 1,000 institutional investors are claiming billions of euros in damages in total from Volkswagen.In 2016, Norway’s €853bn sovereign wealth fund filed a suit claiming roughly €2bn in damages. It was represented by Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan and backed by US pension fund CalSTRS among others.The €21bn Greater Manchester Pension Fund, the UK’s largest local authority scheme, joined a class action suit financed by Bentham in 2016, while in the same year the German state pension funds of Bavaria and Hesse filed suits claiming losses of €700,000 and €3.9m, respectively.The German court of justice, which will only examine the liability question, is to reconvene at the end of November.last_img read more

St. Nicholas plans ‘Walk of Remembrance’

first_imgSunman, In. — St. Nicholas Catholic Church will hold a “Walk of Remembrance” at the 1881 school building on Sunday, May 12 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. As many as six generations have attended classes or graduated and Father Shaun Whittington says there will be photographs and yearbooks in the gymnasium along with donuts and coffee.Phase I of the Heritage Project will occupied by students, teachers and administrators in the fall of 2019.The parish community is grateful to the benefactors who support the Heritage Project’s Education Center. Father Shaun Whittington, Pastor of St. Nicholas, remarks, “It is amazing the heritage we have at this community of faith. The school is an incredible testimony to God’s presence in our lives.”Funds are being raised for Phase 2 of the Heritage Project – a Fellowship Center. This building will support an updated and expanded kitchen and dining area, a new gym, stage, and multipurpose space. The current kitchen and gym accommodate school, parish, and local community events. It, too, is showing its age through its years of service.last_img read more

Oshoala nets brace in Barca win

first_imgRelatedPosts Suarez agrees Atletico terms Oshoala visits Lagos Oba Simeone tests positive for coronavirus Reigning African Woman Footballer of the Year, Asisat Oshoala, grabbed a brace in Barcelona’s 7-0 demolition of Huelva on Sunday. Oshoala compounded the visitors’ woes in the 88th and 90th minute of the tie. Before her goals, Barca were five goals ahead. Barca leads the pack with 53 points, nine points ahead of second-placed Atletico Madrid who are on 44 points. With the brace, Oshoala has taken her tally to 17 goals this season.Tags: Asisat OshoalaAtletico MadridFC Barcelona Womenlast_img

Bring in male referees to help female officials, says former striker Smith

first_imgBy Christian RadnedgeLONDON, England (Reuters) – Global soccer body FIFA should bring in experienced male officials to help female referees adjust to the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) system following a number of incidents at the women’s World Cup, former England striker Sue Smith told Reuters.With VAR being used for the first time in women’s football at the 24-team tournament in France, many games have had more than 10 minutes of stoppage time due to the delay over checks made by officials who are not familiar with the system.Referees in the men’s game were able to get the grips with VAR at the 2017 Confederations Cup before last year’s World Cup in Russia and as well from some domestic leagues across Europe. FIFA has had a female-only rule for referees in the women’s game since 1995. However, Smith said that rule should change to aid the rapid development of officiating. “I’m all for mixing male officials with female officials,” Smith, a commentator for the BBC at the World Cup, told Reuters in a telephone interview.“I think if we don’t have enough good female officials, (or) at the level that they need to be at then you have to bring in men … who have refereed at the highest level (and) are used to VAR … (and) understand how it all works and just mix them together…“In my opinion it should have been done for this tournament, just to help out. As the football’s getting better and developing I also think that needs to develop. “They need help; they need training and while they’re getting that, bring in whoever is best for the job whether it’s male or female.”Other former Lionesses such as Faye White and Casey Stoney also called for male referees after criticism of Qin Liang’s officiating in England’s 3-0 quarter-final win over Cameroon.FIFA said there were no immediate plans to change their rule.HANDBALL CONTROVERSYThe new handball rule introduced by the International Football Association Board (IFAB) on June 1 has also caused controversy. Part of the rule states that a free kick or penalty will be awarded if “the ball touches a player’s hand/arm, which has made their silhouette unnaturally bigger.”Many of the 23 penalties awarded so far have been for handball in situations that some have argued are unavoidable.Japan’s Saki Kumagai conceded an 88th minute penalty when her arm was struck by a shot from The Netherlands’ Vivianne Miedema in their last 16 meeting on Tuesday. The resulting converted spot kick from Lieke Martens eliminated the 2011 champions from the tournament.“It’s ridiculous … the handball rule – the penalty against Japan. I felt so sorry for her and in the letter of the law it is a penalty. It did hit her arm, her arm is away from her body,” said the 39-year-old Smith, who scored 16 goals in 93 appearances for the Lionesses. “It’s just so harsh because the player was so close to her, she didn’t have time to put her arms behind her back or by her sides. It’s such a difficult one. That has to be changed.”Smith highlighted Friday’s quarter-final between France and holders the United States as the pick of the round – and tipped the hosts to upset the odds.“I’d love to say England (in the final) and I probably should say England but if I was putting money I would for France-Germany. That would be my final,” she said. Neither France or England, who face Norway in the quarter-finals, have ever contested a World Cup final. Germany won back-to-back tournaments in 2003 and 2007.The semi-final line-ups will be known today after Italy have faced European champions The Netherlands and Germany have met Sweden.last_img read more

Cristiano Ronaldo’s sister, Katia Aveiro (right), has launched a tirade against…

first_imgRonaldo’s Sister Blast Van Dijk over Ballon d’Or ‘Rant’Cristiano Ronaldo’s sister has launched an angry tirade at Virgil van Dijk after the Liverpool defender joked about the Portuguese superstar not being a genuine contender for the Ballon d’Or.Van Dijk finished second – one place and 203 votes ahead of Ronaldo – at the prestigious awards ceremony in Paris on Monday night, with Lionel Messi picking up his sixth gong.Both Van Dijk and Messi were in attendance in Paris, but the Juventus forward, who has won the Ballon d’Or five times during his career, chose to stay away and instead attended the Serie A awards in Milan. Asked about Ronaldo’s absence, the Dutchman jokingly replied: ‘Why? Was he a candidate?’ This sparked a furious response from Ronaldo’s sister, Katia Aveiro.Failing to see the funny side of Van Dijk’s remark, she took to Instagram on Monday night to question Van Dijk’s achievements and point out just how successful her brother has been in the Premier League, at Real Madrid and in Europe.‘I think there are people living completely frustrated!!! And unrealistic… such humility!’ she wrote, alongside a picture of Ronaldo scoring his famous overhead-kick against for Real against Juventus.‘Now, dear Virgil, where you are going, Cristiano Ronaldo has gone and has come a thousand times.‘You see, my dear Virgil, that Cristiano Ronaldo was a tri-champion in the country where you have been playing for years and you still haven’t got your hand on the trophy.‘Cristiano Ronaldo was even the best player and best scorer in the country where you play Virgil. By the way, he was even younger than you.“Then, dear Virgil, Cristiano Ronaldo went to other places and became the greatest player in the history of a club, Real Madrid. Tell you something Virgil? Maybe so, because this club, with this Cristiano guy, even beat you in the Champions League final.“Of these, Ronaldo already has 5, Virgil. And that fellow Ronaldo and team-mates, with the corners on his chest, crushed your “orange” in a final (Nations League final between Portugal and Holland).“Was it hard, Virgil? We have pity. And, dear Virgil, in one of the least successful times of his career, Cristiano Ronaldo has won even more titles than you. Awesome, isn’t it?“Now Virgil will win titles from those who really count and then we’ll talk. When you have a handful of them, the really important ones, you might be able to sit at the table with Cristiano. Or as they say in our land, it grows and appears!“It’s for me @cristiano you are and you will always be the best player in the world!!!’Ronaldo chose to skip the Ballon d’Or ceremony in Paris, but still picked up an award on Monday night as he was named Serie A Player of the Year in Milan.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

C-NS, Liverpool field hockey play to scoreless draw

first_img Tags: C-NSfield hockeyliverpool What’s already established is that field hockey competition within the Salt City Athletic Conference is quite close. Rare is a match that isn’t decided by a single goal or pushed into overtime.Cicero-North Syracuse and Liverpool know this, and experienced it again in their first of two regular-season encounters last Tuesday night at Bragman Stadium.Neither 60 minutes of regulation, nor 10 minutes of overtime, brought a resolution. The fast-improving Warriors displayed tremendous defense, though at the same time it could not get many opportunities against the Northstars. After a week to rest in the wake of the C-NS draw, Liverpool visits Fayetteville-Manlius Wednesday night and goes to Rome Free Academy for a noon start on Saturday.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story center_img So it ended 0-0, with the two sides meeting again Oct. 9 at LHS StadiumIn the meantime, C-NS was at home Saturday to face Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake (Section II), and it proved a close contest again, the Northstars falling 1-0 to the Spartans as Ally Wagner finished with four saves.C-NS will go to Baldwinsville Thursday night, looking for a regular-season sweep of the Bees, a day after hosting East Syracuse Minoa.last_img read more

MLB trade rumours: Texas Rangers could sign New York Yankees player Miguel Andujar

first_imgLast Updated: 3rd December, 2019 20:30 IST MLB Trade Rumours: Texas Rangers Could Sign New York Yankees Player Miguel Andujar MLB trade rumours: Texas Rangers emerge as potential suitors for New York Yankees’ third baseman Miguel Andujar and are intrigued by the possibility of a trade. Written By Sreehari Menon 11 months ago Pawan Sehrawat sets Pro Kabbadi record with 39 raid points in a match 9 months ago Cincinnati Reds pitcher Trevor Bauer’s McLaren destroyed in bizarre accident First Published: 3rd December, 2019 20:30 IST COMMENT LIVE TV 9 months ago MLB trade rumours: New York Yankees in for Gerrit Cole, Didi Gregorius? FOLLOW US SUBSCRIBE TO US WATCH US LIVE Texas Rangers are keen on adding a third baseman to their roster, with Anthony Rendon being the prime target. The Rangers will also be on the look for cheaper alternatives, and trade with the New York Yankees seems like a probable option. The Texas Rangers are keen to add Miguel Andujar to their roster and are intrigued by the possibility of signing him.Also Read: Seattle Seahawks Players Show Off Uber-cool Dance Moves Celebrating Win Vs VikingsMLB trade rumours: Texas Rangers eye New York Yankees’ Miguel AndujarMiguel Andujar is currently under rehabilitation after suffering a season-ending shoulder injury last Major League Baseball (MLB) season. Andujar featured for only 12 games last season and was subsequently replaced by Gio Urshela, who cashed in on the opportunity and made the spot his own. Andujar rose to prominence in 2018, finishing second in the AL Rookie of the year behind Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani. Miguel Andujar finished the season with an impressive haul of 92 RBIs, a slash line of .297/.328/.527 and 27 homers, 47 doubles. 9 months ago MLB trade rumours: Jacoby Ellsbury released by New York Yankees, what’s next for him? 9 months ago Police: Airman shot himself after being shot by officer WE RECOMMEND Also Read: MLB Trade Rumours: New York Yankees In For Gerrit Cole, Didi Gregorius?MLB trade rumours: Gio Urshela’s rise helps Texas Rangers’ causeWith Gio Urshela emerging as one of the top performers as the third baseman, the New York Yankees are keen on exploring other positions where Andujar can fit in, preferably at first base. General Cashman has gone as far as claiming that the third baseman is Urshela’s place to lose. Urshela has been excellent in defence in Andujar’s absence in 2019, finishing with impressive numbers of concluding with a slash line of .314/.355/.534 with 74 RBIs and 21 homers.Also Read: MLB Trade Rumours: Jacoby Ellsbury Released By New York Yankees, What’s Next For Him?Miguel Andujar presents an intriguing option to the Texas Rangers. A trade with Yankees helps Rangers to focus their financial prowess on other resources. A deal looks possible considering that the New York Yankees are known for their affinity for hard-throwing relievers while the Texas Rangers boast of good depth in that area.Also Read: Gronkowski Will Be In Miami For Super Bowl As Party Host last_img read more

Jets sign former Ravens running back Kenneth Dixon after mounting injuries

first_imgJets’ Bilal Powell suffered an injury during the Week 15 matchup against the Baltimore Ravens. The fact that Powell was on the Jets’ injury report on Wednesday could have played a part in the Jets’ decision to sign Kenneth Dixon. Interestingly, the Jets’ current player personnel director Chad Alexander was with the Baltimore Ravens when Kenneth Dixon came into the NFL as a fourth-round Ravens pick in the 2016 NFL Draft. Also Read | NFL Playoffs: AFC, NFC Standings After Week 15 That Witnessed Multiple Records Being Made COMMENT Colin DCunha LIVE TV SUBSCRIBE TO US Former Baltimore Ravens running back Kenneth Dixon will suit up for the New York Jets this year. The Jets announced Kenneth Dixon’s signing on Wednesday night. The former Ravens running back finished the 2018 season with 333 rushing yards and two rushing touchdowns.Also Read | New York Jets Vs Baltimore Ravens Highlights: Lamar Jackson Steals The Show In 42-21 Win Kenneth Dixon Takes the Toss to the Oustide for a TD! | Eagles vs…. New York Jets are currently third in the NFC East, which means they have been eliminated from NFL playoffs contention. Their next game will see them host the Pittsburgh Steelers who will still harbour hopes of a playoff. As things stand after Week 15, the Steelers will play the Kansas City Chiefs in a wildcard round. Also Read | NFL Pro Bowl 2020 Rosters: Baltimore Ravens Tie Pro Bowl Record, Lamar Jackson LeadsKenneth Dixon’s former team, on the other hand, have been dominating the NFL this season. The Ravens currently have a 12-2 record in the league, a record that is better by none of the teams in the NFL. As reported earlier this week, the Ravens had a record 12 players voted to the Pro Bowl. Lamar Jackson led the voting by over 700,000 votes. Also Read | Lamar Jackson Pulls Off A Dwyane Wade As Jets Players Line Up For QB’s Jersey center_img First Published: 19th December, 2019 11:41 IST Last Updated: 19th December, 2019 11:41 IST Jets Sign Former Ravens Running Back Kenneth Dixon After Mounting Injuries The New York Jets have announced that they have signed former Ravens running back Kenneth Dixon. He could feature in the Jets’ Week 16 game against the Steelers Written By FOLLOW US NFL: New York Jets sign former Ravens running back after Bilal Powell’s injury WATCH US LIVElast_img read more

Kotoko confirm signing of duo

first_imgAsante Kotoko have stepped up their preparations for the upcoming season with the signing of duo Samuel Kyere and youngster Michael Yeboah.This takes to four the number of new signings following the acquisition of former Berekum Chelsea ‘keeper Ernest Sowah and Burkinabe Halipha Sedogo.A statement on the club’s website read: “Management working in conjunction with the recruitment committee headed by Coach David Duncan has added two new players to the team in preparation for the 2015/16 season.”Kyere, a right-back by trade, joins the Porcupines on a free transfer after seeing out his contract with Berekum Chelsea.Midfielder Yeboah has been signed from Kumasi-based Division One League side Cornerstone after an impressive outing with the divison one side last season.Both are expected to join the team in their pre-season preparations. –Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySports.last_img