Alexandre Lacazette admits Arsenal are lacking confidence and need a break after poor results Unai Emery suffered another tough night out on Saturday (Picture: Getty Images)‘We have to work again and keep working everyday. But I think we didn’t play so bad, we just missed our chances in the first half.’Lacazette has not given up on making a return to the Champions League through their Premier League finishing position, but knows that they have already left themselves an awful lot of work to do.‘We want to be top four of course,’ he continued. ‘Now we are nine points behind Chelsea and Leicester and it is going to be hard but everything is possible in football.‘We still have time until the end of the season. We are going to work to come back.’Due to the international break, Arsenal are not back in action until 23 November at home to Southampton.Failure to get a result against the struggling Saints, who are 19th in the division after defeat to Everton on Saturday, could be one disaster too far for Emery in north London.MORE: Andrew Robertson sends brilliant messages to Mo Salah and Roberto Firmino after Liverpool win over Man CityMORE: Pep Guardiola lacked innovation and creativity in Man City loss to Liverpool, says Gary Neville Advertisement Advertisement Alexandre Lacazette admits that Arsenal are lacking confidence (Picture: Getty Images)Alexandre Lacazette admits that the Arsenal squad is lacking in confidence and that they are very glad for the international break after a poor run of results.The Gunners were beaten 2-0 by Leicester City on Saturday evening in the Premier League, making it five games without a win in all competitions.Pressure is mounting on manager Unai Emery after picking up just four wins from 12 league matches so far this campaign and already languishing eight points off the Champions League places.Arsenal’s last Premier League win came on 6 October and the shoddy string of scorelines has left the squad struggling for morale, despite a reasonable performance in defeat to the Foxes.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘We miss confidence and we need the international break,’ the French striker admitted. ‘I hope we are going to come back well. We need to work more than we do now to find confidence.‘We are very disappointed, we had chances in the first half. We couldn’t score and you need to take your chances in this type of game. Metro Sport ReporterMonday 11 Nov 2019 12:00 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link785Shares Comment
They were the top team throughout the Fort St. John Rec Hockey League regular season, breezed through the playoffs, and over the weekend capped the season with a win in the year end rec hockey tournament. The season couldn’t have gone any better for the Continental Kings as they put a bow on their year with an 8-2 win in the finals over Big Chief.Darcy Corcoran plays for the squad and said after falling behind early the team stuck with the game plan and it was full steam ahead from there.“The game was pretty good,” he said. “We gave up one early but we came back and played pretty hard. They took some stupid penalties and we capitalized on it. We controlled the puck and put pressure on them and put the puck on the net.”- Advertisement -The tournament also provided Huskies prospect Logan Edwards with some playing time as starting goalie Sheldon Gibb was unable to take part in the tournament.Prior to the year end tournament win the Kings went 13-3-2 in the regular season, and 3-0-1 in the playoffs.
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Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Mostly dry today and tomorrow. Notice we still are saying “mostly…”. Much like yesterday, where scattered showers reared up and moved over northern and northwestern parts of Ohio, we can’t rule out a bit of action today and tomorrow. However, it should be smaller in scope than yesterday, and be less intense. Still, we can’t completely wave the all clear flag yet. Temps stay at above normal levels, and south flow will keep humidity levels elevated.Our next good threat of rain comes Thursday afternoon into Friday, and that kicks of a fairly active weather pattern over the state. Thursday, we see a front sweeping in that brings rains on the order of a quarter to three quarters of an inch over 60% of the state. These rains will slowly sag through, mostly drifting from north to south. This should lead to a mostly dry Friday, although we expect some lingering showers though at least the morning in far southern parts of the state.A strong frontal complex approaches from the west on Saturday and looks to be augmented by the remains of Tropical system “Gordon”. Gordon makes landfall sometime late this week in Mississippi and/or Louisiana, then curves through the mid Mississippi river valley and sweeps across IN into lower Michigan and southern Ontario. We will see a large segment of the state dry through the day Saturday, but the thunderstorms to the west will be impressive. The best push of rain comes Sunday as the actual remaining low from Gordon sweeps cross IN, MI and NW OH. Rain can be heavy, especially north and northwest, and thunderstorms can be strong. The rains can linger through Monday, particularly down south. All told, weekend rains can be from .25″ to 1.25 inches, and we have concern that a few areas could try and exceed that upper limit. However, we are going to stay conservative in the forecast for right now. The map at right is a snapshot of potential Sunday morning.Midweek next week can be very interesting. We are keeping rain in the forecast for late Tuesday through Wednesday and Thursday. However, the little disturbance that tries to work through is completely cut off from any significant circulation. This means the precipitation potential is light, and may easily go away, depending on how the weekend storm complex lifts off to the north and east. We can see this period ending up drier as we get closer to it.For the extended 11-16 day forecast window, we have a minor front toward the end of next week late Friday that brings scattered showers and rain potential up to .25” to about 50% of the state. Then toward the end of the extended period, we have a stronger system working in that has potential for half to 1.5” rains over 80% of the state. The pattern looks like we continue to see ample moisture into the start of the second half of the month. Whether it turns out to be excessive or not remains to be seen…but the tropics are getting much, much more active, and if the track of the tropical storms heads into the gulf, it would help keep the pattern wetter.
iowa fans rush court after msu winIowa knocked off No. 1 Michigan State at Carver-Hawkeye Arena last night, and in celebration, a few hundred Hawkeyes fans rushed the court. But not everyone seems to agree with the move.Immediately following the court rushing, college basketball fans on Twitter started to criticize the decision. Why? Well, Michigan State was playing without its best player – Denzel Valentine. The Hawkeyes were also favored by 2.5 points. Iowa also led the entire game, so it’s not as-if there was a ton of drama involved.Iowa fans rush the court when we beat a team ranked higher than us unlike state pic.twitter.com/Ct8vArEvT7— nate (@Marky_Marks19) December 30, 2015This sucks because you know that Iowa knows Valentine isn’t playing and they are still gonna rush the court— Logan VanDeWostine (@lvandy7) December 30, 2015I hope Iowa fans rush the court against a team missing the national player of the year.— AustinCSmith TOC (@acsmith06) December 30, 2015You can’t chant “overrated” to a team and then rush the court when you beat them lol but regardless I’m glad Iowa won— Sarah♓️ (@heyyysarahhh) December 30, 2015Good for Iowa beating undefeated #1 but have enough respect to not rush the court against a conference opponent. You’re better than that.— David Wheatley (@david_wheatley) December 30, 2015Silly Iowa fans, rush the floor after winning a game you were favored to win!— Rick Holmes (@spartyholmes) December 30, 2015Way to rush the floor Iowa… You beat the #1 team in the country, at home, without their best player. Idiots…— Chris Thomas (@wtpartners) December 30, 2015Iowa fans…. Chant “overrated”, then rush the floor after beating a team without the National POY. Classic #Hawkeyes.— Jeff Greene (@GMachine7) December 30, 2015Sorry, Iowa. That is the most lame student rush to the court I’ve ever seen.— DP (@sports_and_ads) December 30, 2015If you really just beat an “overrated” team, why rush the court? Do better Iowa, do better… #MSU— Craig Janes (@Craig_Janes) December 30, 2015What do you think? Should Iowa fans have rushed?
SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of — South Korean officials have travelled to North Korea by train to attend a groundbreaking ceremony for an aspirational project to modernize North Korean railways and roads and connect them with the South.Wednesday’s ceremony at the North Korean border town of Kaesong comes weeks after the Koreas conducted a joint survey on the northern railway sections they hope to someday link with the South.The ambitious project is among a variety of peace gestures agreed between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and liberal South Korean President Moon Jae-in as they push ahead with engagement amid a stalemate in larger nuclear negotiations between Washington and Pyongyang.But beyond on-site reviews and ceremonies, the Koreas cannot move the project much further along without the removal of U.S.-led sanctions against the North.During his three summits with Moon and a meeting with President Donald Trump in June, Kim signed vague statements pledging a nuclear-free Korean Peninsula without describing how and when it would occur. But followup nuclear talks between Washington and Pyongyang have stalled for months over the sequencing of the denuclearization that Washington wants and the removal of international sanctions desired by Pyongyang.South Korea’s Unification Ministry, which handles inter-Korean affairs, said the Seoul government plans to conduct further surveys on North Korean railways and roads before drawing up a detailed blueprint for the project.“Actual construction will be pursued in accordance with progress in the North’s denuclearization and the state of sanctions against the North,” the ministry said in a statement.Even if the North takes concrete steps toward denuclearization and gains sanctions relief, some experts say updating North Korean rail networks and trains, which creak slowly along the rails that were first built in the early 20th century, could take decades and massive investment.Seoul said it received an exemption to sanctions from the U.N. Security Council to proceed with Wednesday’s ceremony as it involved the usage of South Korean transport vehicles and goods. The Koreas’ joint survey of North Korean railways in November, which also required U.N. approval, marked the first time a South Korean train travelled on North Korean tracks.The Koreas in December 2007 began freight services between South Korea’s Munsan Station in Paju and the North’s Panmun Station to support operations at a now-shuttered joint factory park in Kaesong. The South used the trains to move construction materials north, while clothing and shoes made at the factory park were sent south. The line was cut in November 2008 due to political tensions over North Korea’s nuclear ambitions.The Kaesong factory park was shut down under the South’s previous conservative government in February 2016 following a North Korean nuclear test and long-range rocket launch.The Associated Press
New Delhi: Hospitality firm OYO will invest Rs 1,400 crore in India and Nepal markets in 2019 as part of efforts to increase infrastructure, strengthen technology and internal capability, it said Tuesday. The company also announced the launch of a new brand, Collection O hotels, to its existing portfolio of the budget- to mid-segment hotel chain brands. “Rs 1,400 crore will go in capex, technology and leadership,” OYO India and South Asia CEO Aditya Ghosh told reporters here. Also Read – Maruti cuts production for 8th straight month in SepThe idea is to further deepen and widen presence across India while focusing on aggressive capacity building to bring the choice of an OYO hotel to every corner of the country, he added. The company is currently present in over 259 cities in India with over 8,700 buildings (hotels and homes) and more than 173,000 rooms. “As we expand our presence in the market, consistency of quality is key. As a customer first company, we are heavily invested in ensuring customer responsiveness,” he added. Also Read – Ensure strict implementation on ban of import of e-cigarettes: revenue to CustomsOYO also launched an in-app SoS button for emergency assistance with options to contact the OYO safety response team as well as local law enforcement authorities. When asked whether the Rs 1,400 crore investment for India and Nepal will come from the $1 billion funds raised by the company, Ghosh replied in the affirmative. Commenting on the plans of the company going forward, OYO Founder and Group CEO Ritesh Agarwal said: “With a strong balance sheet, today we can go to more places than ever, introduce new categories, invest in our assets, while maintaining our high-quality standards, without raising any further capital.” The company is also narrowing its losses as a percentage of realised value (OYO Hotels’ sales run rate) year-on-year from 44.5 percent in 2016-17 to 20.3 percent in 2017-18 and 10 per cent in 2018-19, he added. OYO is currently present in more than 500 cities across 10 countries – India, China, Malaysia, Nepal, the UK, UAE, Indonesia, Saudi Arabia, Philippines, and more recently Japan.
Saudi Arabia rejects UN Security Council seat claiming the body being unable to deal with international conflicts.Saudi Arabia, elected as the non-permanent member for UN Security Council, on Friday rejected its seat, accusing the UN of being ineffective in dealing with international conflicts.In a statement released, Saudi Arabia, an advocate of foreign military intervention against Assad government said, “The kingdom sees that the method and work mechanism and the double standards in the Security Council prevent it from properly shouldering its responsibilities towards world peace.”Critics of the UN has long been target of criticisms of being ineffective in dealing with international conflicts, on which interests of permanent members are in conflict with each other. As for the Syria crisis, while the US, Britain and France advocated supporting the opposition, Russia and China opposed them.
Arsenal boss Unai Emery remained coy on the uncertainty surrounding Aaron Ramsey’s futureThe 27-year-old midfielder’s ongoing contractual situation at Arsenal has been well documented with Ramsey now into the final 12 months of his existing deal.Reports in the British media have suggested that Arsenal are willing to sell Ramsey in January rather than risk losing him for nothing in the summer.Although Ramsey does have the option of signing a pre-contract agreement with a foreign club in the New Year with the likes of Juventus and Real Madrid reportedly interested.But Emery is choosing to keep his focus on Monday’s Premier League game with Leicester City at the Emirates Stadium.Daniel Farke, From mid-table in the Championship to the Premier League Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Norwich City manager, Daniel Farke, has taken his team from the middle of the table in the English Championship to play with the big boys in the Premier League.“For me, January is very far [away]. I’m thinking about Monday’s match first. I want every player to stay OK, with the mentality to prepare, to play and [be] together to win,” Emery told reporters on Arsenal.com.Asked if Ramsey could still stay, Emery replied: “It’s the same, my answer. My focus is on every match. The football, the future is tomorrow.“My reason, I explain to every player and to you also, I want the mentality for the next match. Individual things are not for me to speak about now.”The Spaniard confirmed, however, that Ramsey will remain a part of his plans as long as he keeps performing.
Luka Modric vowed to improve his scoring form by shooting more often after his sensational strike to set up Real Madrid’s win over Al Ain in the Club World Cup final.The Croatian skipper completed a golden 2018 with the first goal in a 4-1 win for Santiago Solari’s side, who won the tournament for the third year in a row.It was also his first goal in a final for Madrid and the Ballon d’Or winner suggested he might go for goal on a more regular basis after his unerring 25-yard finish.“Everyone tells me I have to shoot more, although I usually prefer to pass,” Modric said to FourFourTwo via Real Madrid TV. “I should shoot more, it’s true.“It is an unforgettable year for me, a perfect year, winning the Champions League, then Croatia had a spectacular World Cup and then all these prizes arrived, now another trophy with Madrid.“A dream year, really. I can’t ask more.”FIFA Club World Cup FinalAl Ain 0 –  Real Madrid Modric 14′ pic.twitter.com/ty46ZxoN2GMourinho: “Lionel Messi made me a better coach” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho believes the experience of going up against Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi at Real Madrid made him a greater coach.— PLGoals (@PLGoals2) December 22, 2018“I am very happy to get the [man-of-the-match] trophy – more for the goal and more for the final we just won,” he said.“Now is when you look back and see everything you have worked and fought to achieve this. It’s time to enjoy it with family, friends – they are the ones who can stand you when things are not going well.“Dreaming, I dreamed it, but I saw it was very far away. It was very difficult, obviously, it was a dream, but I was not expecting to reach the first team and win finals like this.“We have worked on everything to achieve this kind of thing. I almost never score goals, so the day that goes by I get a little bit excited, it’s time to enjoy it and be happy.”