Arsenal defender Sokratis admits he cost his team the game against Watford

first_imgArsenal defender Sokratis admits he cost his team the game against Watford Emery reflects on ‘frustrating’ 2-2 draw with WatfordTo 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 7:47FullscreenEmery reflects on ‘frustrating’ 2-2 draw with Watfordhttps://metro.co.uk/video/emery-reflects-frustrating-2-2-draw-watford-2006290/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.Arsenal’s defensive performances have been a cause for concern throughout Unai Emery’s tenure at the club and the signings of David Luiz and Kieran Tierney were designed to shore up the back line.However, Tierney has yet to make his debut because of injury and Luiz was at fault for the second goal on Sunday, leaving legendary Arsenal defender Martin Keown questioning everything about the defence – including the Greek centre-half.‘They shot themselves in the foot,’ Keown said. ‘Sokratis was the culprit who gave the ball away in between.‘“Pass it out” may be the message from management but as a player, there are times on the pitch when you simply have to trust your gut. You have to use that instinct and realise that, sometimes, it is not worth the risk.’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 Arsenal Advertisement James GrayMonday 16 Sep 2019 3:38 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link The experienced Greek centre-back accepted the blame for Arsenal blowing a 2-0 lead (Picture: Getty)Sokratis Papastathopoulos has shouldered all the blame for Arsenal’s failure to beat bottom side Watford at Vicarage Road yesterday.It looked as thought Arsenal would record a fourth consecutive win to nil over Watford when Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored twice before half-time to put the visitors in the driving seat.However, just eight minutes after the break Sokratis passed the ball straight to Gerard Deulofeu in his own penalty area and when it broke to Tom Cleverley 12 yards out, he made no mistake.A second defensive error, this time from David Luiz, gifted the Hornets an 81st-minute penalty which Roberto Pereyra duly converted and the Gunners were eventually fortunate to escape with a point.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTMore: 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‘I think that I cost the game for the team,’ Sokratis said. ‘It was my mistake for something simple that I don’t have to do.‘I think this was the problem why we lose the three points. ‘I apologised because I cost the game for the team and I have to work harder.‘I know up to this moment I didn’t have a mistake, I didn’t do nothing. Everything was near to perfect.’He added of the second half: ‘Were we overrun? Yes, I think so. We knew that Watford would come at us in the second half with their fans, we knew they would push.‘As players we have to improve and score a third goal, maybe as well. We know that it was a great opportunity for us and keep at a high level but we missed it – now we have to move forward and onto the next game.’ Comment Advertisementlast_img read more

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Canada conducting environmental assessment for Jeanne D’Arc drilling project

first_imgThe Impact Assessment Agency of Canada is conducting a federal environmental assessment for the Jeanne D’Arc Basin Exploration Drilling Project, proposed by Husky Energy and ExxonMobil.Project and study areas and associated licensesHusky and ExxonMobil proposed to conduct an exploration drilling project within offshore exploration licenses on the Grand Banks, located approximately 350 kilometers east of St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, in the Atlantic Ocean.As proposed, the Jeanne D’Arc Basin Exploration Drilling Project would allow the proponent, over a nine-year period, to determine the presence, nature, and quantities of the potential hydrocarbon resource in exploration licenses 1151A, 1151B, 1152, and 1155.The Agency said that it invited the public and Indigenous groups to comment on the draft Environmental Assessment Report, which included the Agency’s conclusions and recommendations regarding the potential environmental effects of the project and their significance, the proposed mitigation measures, and the follow-up program.The Impact Assessment Agency also invited comments on the potential environmental assessment conditions for the project. It is worth noting that this is the final public comment period in the process, and final conditions would become legally-binding on the proponents if the project is allowed to proceed. Written comments will be accepted until January 3, 2020.Following the public comment period, the Environmental Assessment Report and potential environmental assessment conditions will be finalized and provided to the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, along with comments received.The Minister will make a decision on whether the project is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.Spotted a typo? Have something more to add to the story? Maybe a nice photo? Contact our editorial team via email. Also, if you’re interested in showcasing your company, product or technology on Offshore Energy Today, please contact us via our advertising form where you can also see our media kit.last_img read more

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More WV drug surrenderers seek to reform

first_imgREFORMED. Pusher-surrenderers undergo a “group dynamic activity” as part of their activities inside the Balay Silangan Reformation Center in Tapaz, Capiz. The second batch of surrenderers is set to complete the program this December. PDEA-6 PHOTO To accommodate more drugpusher-surrenderers, more reformation centers are expected to becomeoperational before 2019 ends. Those caught during anti-drugoperations conducted by law enforcement officers shall face charges and are noteligible to enter Balay Silangan, clarified Tanaleon. The region has two operational centerswhich opened last year – one in Tapaz, Capiz and the other in Passi City,Iloilo. They have produced the first batch of 19 and 18 “graduates”,respectively, in July, said Shey Tanaleon, spokesperson and information officerof the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) Region 6. Unlike community-based drugrehabilitation endeavors being overseen by local government units and police,Balay Silangan centers’ programs are more on reformation. Thus before enrolleescan enter the centers, they have to undergo rehabilitation. A memorandum of agreement has beensigned for the operation of a Balay Silangan in Miag-ao, Iloilo that will caterto pusher-surrenderers from the town, as well as nearby municipalities ofGuimbal, Igbaras and Tubungan. “The Balay Silangan reformationprogram aims to give second chance to pusher-surrenderers. Instead of lockingthem up in jails, our operatives and concerned agencies realize it would bebetter to reform them to become better citizens,” Tanaleon said, noting that itis also a requirement before barangays, where the pushers reside can bedeclared as drug-cleared. The next batch of 27 pusher-surrenderersare set to start their reformation in Passi City this Nov. 18 while an ongoingprogram in Tapaz has 29 enrollees.  Once they are inside Balay Silangan,the enrollees undergo various activities facilitated by the local governmentunit, PDEA, Bureau of Jail Management and Penology, and the religious sector. The Police Regional Office 6 hasrecorded 3,486 pusher-surrenderers  (asof Nov. 5, 2019) since Oplan Tokhang was launched in Western Visayas on July 1,2016. (PNA/PN) ILOILO City – More drugpusher-surrenderers have been encouraged to enter Balay Silangan reformationcenters in Western Visayas.last_img read more

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Curt Eckstein Wins Indiana Boys Cross Country State Championship

first_imgOldenburg Academy senior Curtis Eckstein left no doubt finishing well ahead of the field to win the boys individual state championship in 15:13.3.Runner-up Gabe Fendel, a junior at Hamilton Southeastern finished in 15:40.7. Third place went to junior Skylar Stidam (15:51.6) of Christian Academy of Indiana, sophomore Mitchell Rans (15:57.2) of Caston was fourth, and Lowell junior Alec Fleming (15:57.8) ended fifth.Eckstein’s 27.4-second differential was the second-largest winning margin since 1968 and he became the first cross country state champion in his school’s history.In addition to capturing The State Crown, Eckstein was named the winner of the Charles F. Maas Mental Attitude Award and Carmel High School’s Rachel Anderson received the Girls Mental Attitude Award.Eckstein is undecided on his college choice but plans to study Engineering. He is the son of Dave and Judy Eckstein of Batesville.Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance presented a $1,000 scholarship to each high school’s general scholarship fund in the name of each individual.Courtesy of The IHSAA.last_img read more

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Weimann wants Villa duo to stay

first_img The striker wants the out of contract pair to ignore any potential moves and stick with Paul Lambert’s side. Skipper Vlaar and England international Delph, who had an appeal against his red card against Sunderland rejected on Tuesday, have so far not signed new deals at Villa Park. “I’m sure we’ll be ready and thirsty to get the three points.” Delph will miss that match as he serves the first of a three-game ban following his red card in the goalless draw at home to Sunderland on Sunday. Delph became the third Villa player to be sent off in four games following the red cards shown to Kieran Richardson and Gabby Agbonlahor, who had his red against Manchester United rescinded. The 25-year-old will also miss the crucial clash with Leicester, as well as Villa’s third-round FA Cup tie at home to Blackpool. Villa have also only scored seven times at home in the Barclays Premier League, but Weimann is not concerned about their tally. “You want to score goals in every game. It’s about getting the points and if we win 1-0 we’re happy with that as well,” he said. The FA has also fined Villa £30,000 for failing to control their players in the wake of Agbonlahor’s dismissal against United. A number of Villa players remonstrated with referee Lee Mason after the Villa forward was deemed the guilty party in what appeared to be a fair challenge for the ball between him and United’s ex-Villa winger Ashley Young. The FA said Villa had also been warned over their future conduct. Andreas Weimann has urged Ron Vlaar and Fabian Delph to stay at Aston Villa. Villa have insisted they will not be sold in January despite their contracts running down and Weimann hopes they will stay long term. He said: “Ron is our captain so everyone knows he’s important so hopefully he’ll stay. He’s in the middle of our team and we hope he’ll stay. “He knows we all want him to stay and I’m sure the gaffer and everyone else will try and get him to stay.” When asked if Villa’s new style could also help convince Delph to stay Weimann added: “Everyone is enjoying the way we’re playing at the moment. We can keep going and keep improving. “I think at the start of the season we didn’t have as much of the ball and we were defending for most of the games but in the last five games we’ve had more possession than the other teams and I think everyone’s enjoying playing out from the back and we’re all comfortable doing it.” Villa host Crystal Palace on New Year’s Day 13th in the Barclays Premier League having lost just twice in their last nine games. They have also only won twice during that spell – including a 1-0 win at Palace – and Weimann is wary of the Eagles, who could have Alan Pardew in charge by Thursday. He said: “I’m sure they’ll be up for the game especially as we beat them at their place and they’ll probably want to get one back on us. Press Associationlast_img read more

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Tigers charged by FA

first_img “The allegation relates to an incident which occurred in or around the 68th minute of their fixture against Leicester City on 14 March 2015. “The club has until 6pm on 23 March 2015 to respond to the charge.” The incident came in the middle of a highly-charged period as Michael Dawson had been booked two minutes earlier for a challenge on Jamie Vardy, and Tom Huddlestone was dismissed for the visitors just four minutes after, earning his second booking for a foul on Vardy. The issue of players applying pressure to referees came to the fore last week with Chelsea being accused of being over-zealous during their Champions League clash again Paris St Germain. And following the match at the King Power Stadium, Tigers boss Steve Bruce launched a thinly-veiled attack on the Leicester players for their behaviour towards the officials. “I’ve got no problem with Huddlestone’s two yellow cards, but is every challenge now a yellow if you mis-time it?” he said. “It got a bit angry towards the end, but for me the referee booked my two centre-backs for (fair) challenges. “There’s a raging debate about Chelsea in midweek and if we’re not careful…I saw everyone surround Alex for a red card for his challenge. Hull have been charged by the Football Association for failing to control their players in Saturday’s goalless Premier League clash against Leicester. The charge appears to relate to an incident where a number of Tigers players reacted furiously to Alex Bruce being booked by referee Jon Ross for a robust but ultimately fair challenge on Riyad Mahrez. An FA statement read: “Hull City have been charged by The FA for failing to ensure their players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion. “There wasn’t a nasty challenge in the game yet we’ve had five yellow cards and a sending off. I never saw that coming. “The reason we enjoy the Premier League is its honesty and integrity and if we’re going to go down the route of every other league – jumping around and whinging and trying to get people yellow and red cards – for me that’s not right.” Foxes manager Nigel Pearson strongly disagreed, and when asked for a response to Bruce’s statement said: “How many times have you seen us play this year? “You’re not in a position to judge my players on that. You’re asking me and I’ve told you, ‘No, I don’t think it’s a fair assessment’. Full stop.” Press Associationlast_img read more

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Teens reportedly Stashed more than $30M worth of fentanyl at school

first_imgThree teens have been arrested after authorities found that the teens stashed $30 million worth of fentanyl pills at their school.The discovery was made Wednesday at San Luis High School in San Luis, Arizona.Officials reported that school resource officers caught one of the students, 18-year-old Noemi Hernandez Madrigal with three bags containing more than 3,200 pills.  Authorities believe Hernandez-Madrigal planned to sale the pills which are estimated to cost $15 each on the street.Authorities also arrested 18-year-old Alexandra Hernandez  and a 16-year-old boy who were found to be in possession of drug paraphernalia and a narcotic drug on school grounds.The two girls were booked into the Yuma County Adult Detention Facility, while the 16-year-old boy who’s name was not released due to his age, was taken to the Yuma County Juvenile Detention Center.Madrigal and Hernandez are scheduled to appear in court on Thursday.  All three suspects are facing felony charges.last_img read more

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Wenger yet to make decision on future

first_imgHis contract at the club runs out in the summer – and Barcelona will be looking for a new head coach next season after Luis Enrique announced his intention to leave.The Catalan side have been admirers of Wenger for some time.But the Frenchman insists he’s not thinking about other jobs.last_img

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Insights Into Northeast Michigan: Representing the 106th District

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisWBKB News Reporter Mike Beiermeister goes 1:1 with current State Representative Sue Allor and Challenger Lora Greene on the issues and plans for office if elected. The conversations focused on current issues affecting the 106th District, positions on certain ballot issues, and personal life. The 106th District includes Alpena, Alcona, part of Cheboygan, Iosco, and Presque Isle counties.Part 1Part 2Part 3AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: 106th district, Alcona, alpena, Budget, Cheboygan, Democrats, Education, Insights into Northeast Michigan, iosco, Line 5 Pipeline, Lora Greene, Marijuana, presque isle, Republicans, School, State Representative, Sue AllorContinue ReadingPrevious Day 5: Hrs. before final verdict, ‘we just want justice to be served’Next 1 of 5 men charged with CSC faced judge in Tawaslast_img read more

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Sports Academy retires ‘Mamba’ from its name to pay respect to Kobe Bryant

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Bryant held a similar workout and classroom tutorial with WNBA players in January.Faulkner told ESPN that he is open-minded about continuing to host similar workouts for elite NBA and WNBA players at their facilities, which include a location in Redondo Beach.🚨Some Important News🚨 pic.twitter.com/4QRVza7yL3— Sports Academy (@sportsxacademy) May 12, 2020 AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with Packers“Sports Academy’s mission remains unchanged. Sports Academy is still here to transform the way each of us approach human performance. Sports Academy is still here to support current professionals and guide the next generation of athletes. Sports Academy is still here to provide an integrated and full-circle approach to training.”Bryant, the 2007-08 NBA MVP, five-time NBA champion and 18-time All-Star, hosted workouts and a classroom tutorial for several NBA players, including the Clippers’ Kawhi Leonard and Paul George and the Lakers’ Kentavious Caldwell-Pope this past offseason at the academy’s Thousand Oaks location.“It’s a good group of talent that went,” Leonard said of the session. “I wasn’t really able to see them play against each other but he did a great job getting a lot of trainers together — elite trainers and the elite players that were there — putting them through drills… I was up there for about an hour or two just talking to Kobe, bouncing ideas off of him and that was pretty much it.”Shortly after the helicopter crash that killed Bryant and his daughter Gianna and seven others on their way to the academy in Thousand Oaks, George said he was thinking about that visit with Bryant at Mamba Sports Academy.“It just touches and hits me at all angles, from idolizing him as a kid to developing friendship and brotherhood to now having conversations with him this summer at his Mamba Academy and talking about fatherhood, it’s just some (stuff) you can’t get over,” George said. “That was the last time I seen him was this summer at his academy. We talked for a while. I wasn’t on the court because I had my (injured) shoulder so a lot of this stuff I was on the sideline just talking to him. We shared a bunch of stories.”center_img Like some NBA players who retired their Nos. 8 and 24 to pay respect to Kobe Bryant following the Laker great’s death on Jan. 26, the Mamba Sports Academy on Tuesday announced that it has retired “Mamba” from its name.Sports Academy was founded in 2016 by Chad Faulkner before being rebranded as Mamba Sports Academy when it partnered with Kobe, Inc. in 2018. “Mamba” was from Bryant’s nickname, “The Black Mamba,” which he’d famously anointed himself.“What MSA accomplished in the subsequent 14 months was extraordinary, but only scratching the surface of what was possible,” a statement on the academy’s new website read. “Like tens of millions of fans around the globe, Sports Academy’s world drastically changed on January 26, 2020. Today, with respect for an unparalleled legacy, the Academy will retire the ‘Mamba’ in the Mamba Sports Academy name — to raise it to the rafters, where it belongs.”The statement continued: “The changing of the name from Mamba Sports Academy to Sports Academy, the original name from 2016, is not a decision we came to lightly or on our own. It was a mutual agreement made in accordance with the wishes of his estate. Thank you for respecting that decision in these turbulent times.last_img read more

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