Canary Wharf continues to tower above its rivals

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Mikel Arteta reveals plans to sign Arsenal’s own Virgil van Dijk

first_imgArteta’s defenders have struggled for consistency (Picture: Getty)‘But everything that comes through our door has to be something that significantly increases the level of the team.‘It is a good mixture [of players from relegated and big clubs] because as well they bought players from Monaco, they bought players from Italy.‘You need players that have the experience in the Premier League and they’ve done it here, so in terms of adaption the process it is much quicker. ‘But as well they bought players with European experience, playing in big national teams with big responsibilities – and, don’t forget, for a big amount of money as well.’MORE: AFTV remove Claude ‘indefinitely’ after racial slur during Arsenal’s defeat to TottenhamMORE: Real Madrid set price tag for Arsenal to make Dani Ceballos’ loan move permanentFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page. Coral BarryWednesday 15 Jul 2020 1:13 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link2.9kShares Mikel Arteta reveals plans to sign Arsenal’s own Virgil van Dijk Comment Advertisementcenter_img Van Dijk transformed Liverpool’s defence (Picture: Getty)Mikel Arteta admitted Arsenal need to sign their own Virgil van Dijk if they are to solve their defensive problems.Liverpool transformed themselves into Premier League winners with some shrewd business in the transfer market, most crucially when they signed Van Dijk from Southampton and Alisson from Roma.The duo cost a combined £142million and instantly had a remarkable effect on Liverpool’s defensive issues.Arteta was asked if he needed to make a Van Dijk-esque signing for Arsenal and replied: ‘Yes as that is the way that I believe a team has to be built.ADVERTISEMENT‘They were conceding goals, with some individual errors and some set pieces as well.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘And the moment they touched the spine of the team that changes dramatically. So that is a quick fix.‘You get one of the best defenders in the world with the best goalkeeper in the world with one of the best holding midfielders in the world and you change it pretty quickly. Arteta previews Arsenal’s clash with league champions Liverpool.To 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 15:51FullscreenArteta previews Arsenal’s clash with league champions Liverpool.https://metro.co.uk/video/arteta-previews-arsenals-clash-league-champions-liverpool-2210408/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.‘You can see what happened straight away at Manchester City when Aymeric Laporte came in.‘But we have to know that we have to do it our way with our resources. We have to find a way.’Arteta has been unable to put his stamp on the Arsenal squad due to financial issues and was restricted to loan signings in January.Arsenal made Pablo Mari and Cedric Soares’ loan deals permanent this summer, but Arteta is yet to make a marquee signing.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 CityThe former Manchester City No.2 revealed Arsenal were prepared to wait for the right players to become available.‘At the end of the day everything that has to come through our door has to be top, top quality,’ the Arsenal coach explained.‘That is the demands of this football club and it cannot be any different. If we have to wait for the right player in order to do that, let’s wait. Advertisementlast_img read more

Two Workers Electrocuted, Killed at Port St. Lucie Construction Site

first_imgTwo men were killed Wednesday morning in Port St. Lucie after they were electrocuted during a construction accident, according to police.Authorities say the incident happened at 10:27 am. at a construction site located at 11650 Range Line Rd.Police, along with St. Lucie County Fire Rescue and FPL, were called to what they said was initially a commercial vehicle that was on fire.A preliminary investigation found that the two workers from Allterra Engineering & Testing, which is based in Riviera Beach, died of electrocution while they were raising a drilling boom which hit a live overhead wire.Police added that the auger of the mobile drill hit the active power line, and it caught on fire.Fire Rescue pronounced the two workers dead at the scene. They were identified as 22-year-old Patrick Sarvela and 22-year-old Dillion Drew.OSHA is leading the investigation.last_img read more

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Over 800 teen mothers reintegrated in school system – Henry

first_imgSome 800 teenage mothers have been given the opportunity to reintegrate into the school system or further develop themselves through technical and vocational education.Education Minister Nicolette HenryThis is according to Education Minister Nicolette Henry. Speaking at a press conference of the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) – the largest party in the APNU/AFC coalition – on Friday, Minister Henry said that prior to this initiative undertaken by her Administration, the reintegration of teenage mothers into the school system was a distanced dream for many.Henry noted that her Administration is now providing these young adolescences with not only a second opportunity to complete their schooling but also allowing them to get back on the path of development. This, she noted, in many instances, is breaking the chain cycle of poverty.“We believe that every Guyanese, irrespective of their circumstances, must have an opportunity to reach their full potential and this initiative is an opportunity to achieve that,” she stated.According to the Education Minister, these more than 800 teen mothers are from all 10 administrative regions across the country. Of those, she explained that some 500 of them were placed into technical and vocational education.“In the case of technical and vocational education, where we have trained or reintegrated the teenage mothers, we’ve also provided amenities such as care facilities for those mothers,” she stated.Minister Henry further explained that a lot of them were placed at Carnegie School of Home Economics while others would have exercised the option of going back to secondary schools.“In some instances, they went back to secondary schools where they would have started, in other instances they opted not to go to that same school,” the Minister said.The reintegration programme is funded by Government and is being facilitated by the Health and Family Life Education Unit within the Education Ministry.This was part of a policy initiative launched back in June 2018 to ensure that teenage mothers have the opportunity to go back to school. The policy was a collaboration between the Education Ministry and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) with the input of other important stakeholders such as the Public Security Ministry, Public Health Ministry, Social Protection Ministry and faith-based organisations along with other agencies.The policy, which took about one year to create, sets out clear guidelines to ensure that mothers are not denied the opportunity to re-enter the formal school system to continue their education. It further aims at not only managing the reintegration of the adolescent mothers but it is to also advance the prevention of adolescent pregnancy.last_img read more

Bruce hails players and discusses Birmingham return

first_imgEmbed from Getty ImagesAston Villa boss Steve Bruce praised his players for seeing out a victory over Fulham – and then turned his attentions to the local derby with his former club Birmingham.Bruce has picked up seven points from his first three matches in charge, which began with a 1-1 draw at home to Wolves last weekend.Following Tuesday night’s win at Reading, Jonathan Kodjia took advantage of a David Button error to see off the Whites at Villa Park and clinch back to back victories for the first time since April 2015.“I’m delighted for the players because a week ago they were quiet. We’ve just tried to breathe a bit of life back into them,” Bruce said“I think it’s fair to say we can only get better. We’ve got to still improve.“We were better in the second half [against Fulham], we went 10 yards further up the pitch.“Fulham are a good side. They were unbeaten away from home and you can see why. They didn’t really cause us any problems defensively but they keep the ball in deep areas.”Bruce, who managed Birmingham between 2001 and 2007, returns to St. Andrews with Villa next Sunday.“It should be a nice, quiet affair. I’m sure I’m going to be welcomed with open arms!” he joked.“It’s a special occasion in the second city. I don’t think it’s happened for five years.” See also:Fulham lose at Villa after Button error  Ads by Revcontent Trending Articles Urologists: Men, Forget the Blue Pill! This “Destroys” ED x ‘Genius Pill’ Used By Rich Americans Now Available In Netherlands! x One Cup of This (Before Bed) Burns Belly Fat Like Crazy! x Men, You Don’t Need the Blue Pill if You Do This x What She Did to Lose Weight Stuns Doctors: Do This Daily Before Bed! x Drink This Before Bed, Watch Your Body Fat Melt Like Crazy x Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Neanderthals Can’t Get No Respect

first_imgWill evolutionary paleontologists ever make up their minds about Neanderthals?  The story seems to change every year.  Just when they had been getting more respect as Homo sapiens brethren, another researcher is demoting them to outsiders.    An Argentinean anthropologist has measured anatomical features and concluded they were a separate species, reported PhysOrg.  Understandably, “Reconciling these diverse classifications from a tiny number of specimens spanning millions of years has led to lots of claims and counter-claims, as well as much confusion in the general public, about how we came to be here.”    Meanwhile, National Geographic News claimed Mr. Neanderthal had a big mouth.  A team of Israeli anthropologists believe Neanderthals could open their mouths wider than modern humans.  Perhaps all this proves is that they were good politicians.    The alternate spellings of Neanderthal and Neandertal seem to be equivalent, according to Dictionary.com.The PhysOrg article has a picture of a Neanderthal thinker in a pensive pose.  He’s thinking, “I tell you, I can’t get no respect from evolutionary anthropologists.  One of them, he told me I was crazy.  I told him I wanted a second opinion.  He said, OK, you’re ugly, too.  I bet your mother fed you with a slingshot.  When I was born, he said, the doctor shoulda slapped your mother.  You are the sap in the family tree.  Better watch out for that saber-tooth cat over there – he’s likely to cover you up.  I tell you.  I got a PhD, a muscular physique, a wall covered with hunting trophies and a voice like Pavarotti, but I can’t get no respect.  The government taxed the shirt off my back.  At least I don’t have to worry about pickpockets.”    How should you read news articles like this?  Sadly, you must ignore them.  Science, a word that used to mean “knowledge,” has abandoned its respect for rigor and restraint.  It has become a playground for storytellers shooting off their gaping mouths to get a moment of fame in the news.  Anything you read today is likely to be overturned next month.    What does this Brazilian know about Neanderthals and their relationship to the human family tree?  Nothing.  He made it all up.  The article said as much.  “Various species of Homo have been put up for the crown of being our direct ancestor, only to find themselves dismissed by critics as failed branches of the Homo tree.”  So on what basis do they dismiss Neanderthal and promote Homo habilis today?  They could take any random sample of living humans and come up with dozens of theories of who is related to whom.  Undoubtedly some of us would be demoted from the human line.  Certain individuals demote themselves from the subspecies Homo sapiens sapiens by their own folly.(Visited 10 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

HC gives CBI nod to file FIR against Rawat in sting video case

first_imgIn a setback to former Chief Minister Harish Rawat, the Uttarakhand High Court on Monday permitted the CBI to register an FIR against the Congress leader in connection with a 2016 sting video that purportedly showed him negotiating a deal to buy the support of rebel MLAs. A Bench of Justice Dhulia gave the nod to the CBI to go ahead with its investigations in the case and lodge an FIR against Mr. Rawat after the agency submitted a report in a sealed cover on the preliminary inquiry. Former Union Minister and senior Supreme Court lawyer Kapil Sibal, appearing for Mr. Rawat, contended that the CBI’s preliminary inquiry report is invalid as the Rawat government, which was restored after an order of the Supreme Court, had decided through a Cabinet meeting to form an SIT to conduct an investigation in the case. Citing the example of the S.R. Bommai case, Mr. Sibal said the Supreme Court has ruled that the decisions taken by the Governor during President’s Rule will be held unconstitutional. However, Assistant Advocate General Rakesh Thapliyal, appearing for the government and the CBI, said that the accused cannot have the right to decide which agency will conduct an investigation against him. ‘Deep conspiracy’Alleging a deep conspiracy in the case, Mr. Sibal said that a report from the Chandigarh lab on the authenticity of the sting CD was a proof in itself. He also presented before the court the details of an earlier conversation between Cabinet Minister Harak Singh Rawat and Umesh Sharma, who allegedly conducted the purported sting operation.last_img read more

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