Mikel Arteta reveals the Arsenal changes he’s tried to make since taking charge

first_imgMikel Arteta reveals the Arsenal changes he’s tried to make since taking charge Arteta arrives at the Vitality Stadium ahead of his first game in charge (Picture: Getty)On making his managerial bow, Arteta added: ‘Very excited. Obviously it’s a new experience for me but I’ve seen the atmosphere in the last few days in the training ground and I’m really looking forward to it.’Arsenal are on a run of having won just once in their last 15 matches in all competitions and Arteta has made three changes for the match, notably bringing Mesut Ozil and Alexandre Lacazette back into the starting XI.MORE: Mikel Arteta reveals details of chat with Granit Xhaka amid Arsenal exit rumoursMORE: Mikel Arteta urges Arsenal to raid Juventus in January for Adrien RabiotMore: 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 Comment The Spaniard is hoping to see some of his tweaks put into practice (Picture: Getty)Mikel Arteta has revealed that he has tried to inject more tempo and aggression into the Arsenal side since taking charge – and is hoping to see early signs of it against Bournemouth.The Spanish coach takes charge of the Gunners for the first time on the south coast on Boxing Day, having watched their previous draw against Everton from the stands last weekend.He has had several days to work with the squad and try to bring his more attacking style of play to Arsenal’s players and is looking to see signs of evolution straight from the off. Arteta has only had a few training sessions to work with his new players (Picture: Getty)Speaking to Amazon Prime Video at the Vitality Stadium shortly before kick-off, Arteta explained the changes he has made, saying: ‘The first thing I’ve tried to change is the rhythm.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘We’ve tried to change a little bit the dynamic they were at, put a little bit more aggression and passion into the game.‘And obviously give them an overall picture of what I’m looking for with and without the ball for them.’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 ArsenalPressed on what exactly he’s looking for, Arteta continued: ‘Well that’s for us! But we have a clear idea of what we try to do.‘Obviously we need many more days to try to evolve, but at least they know what I’m expecting, what the team will try to do to us and what the solutions are for us.’center_img Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterThursday 26 Dec 2019 2:53 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link925Shares Advertisementlast_img read more

European Commission to investigate possibility of levy to fund EIOPA

first_imgThe European Commission has backed calls for the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA) to no longer be funded from the European Union’s budget, increasing the likelihood of an industry levy.The European executive recommended the changes as it endorsed reviews of both the European Systemic Risk Board (ESRB) and the European Supervisory Authorities (ESA) for banking, securities markets and the pension and insurance industry.The review noted concerns that the current approach to ESA funding – whereby a budget is provided by the EU and through grants from the national regulators – could prove unsustainable as the supervisors looked to increase staffing levels.“Given EU and national budget constraints, the Commission considers that a revision of the existing funding model should therefore be envisaged,” the review said. It went on to note that the new model would “ideally” abolish the current funding model and that the Commission would start preparatory work to “improve the funding arrangements of the ESAs so they could fulfil their mandate”.“Further analysis could be carried out to assess the possibility of different funding models for the ESAs, including by increasing the level of funding by raising fees and levies,” it added.Gabriel Bernardino, chairman of EIOPA, last year called for greater funding to attract further staff, a call backed by the European Parliament’s economic and monetary affairs committee (ECON).The Commission said that, in light of the proposed Banking Union, it would also consider either relocating the ESAs and ESRB to have a single seat.EIOPA is currently based in Frankfurt, the European Securities and Markets Authority in Paris and the European Banking Authority in London.The Commission said it would also consider whether a “Twin Peaks” approach to regulation should be implemented, with a single prudential regulator and a second to police the industry.The review further suggested changes to the way ESA stakeholder groups are composed, increasing transparency and suggesting that those appointed should be chosen in a more “balanced” way – potentially by increasing the number of consumer and small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) representatives.The 30-strong occupational pensions stakeholder group (OPSG) currently consists of 10 representatives from the pension industry, employers, employees, professional bodies, academics and a sole representative for SMEs.The OPSG last year appointed Benne van Popta as its chairman.,WebsitesWe are not responsible for the content of external sitesLink to review of European Supervisory Authoritieslast_img read more

Tocardo earns Ofgem creds

first_imgDutch tidal energy developer Tocardo Tidal Power has obtained accreditation under the renewables obligation scheme for its 1.4MW EMEC deployment.The accreditation, issued by UK’s regulator for gas and electricity Ofgem, and the deployment at the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC), have made Tocardo ready for large scale roll-out of its generic solution for tidal energy production, the company said.Hans van Breugel, CEO of Tocardo, said: “With this accreditation under this renewable support scheme for the EMEC project, a commercial business case has been secured. Tocardo’s benchmark is to produce energy at the cost of offshore wind in the near future. To be able to achieve this, the tidal energy sector needs to be enabled to increase the installed volume of equipment.“In that respect, it is important to see an industrial support scheme suitable for the marine energy sector, to encourage technology companies like Tocardo to build out on an industrial scale in the UK.”Tocardo has entered the tidal energy market in the UK with the InToTidal project kick-off and subsequent installation of Tocardo’s temporary foundation system (TFS) in Orkney earlier this year.The deployment at EMEC’s Fall of Warness grid-connected tidal test site year marked the start of the Tocardo’s planned 20-year commercial demonstration project in Orkney.Led by Tocardo, the project brings together Orkney-based companies EMEC and Leask Marine, and French research institute IFREMER.Tocardo has already been working with international shipyard DAMEN, as well as Leask Marine, Bryan J Rendall Electrical, and Aquatera in Orkney for the system deployment.The next deployments by Tocardo are planned to take place in Wales and Canada. Tocardo’s TFS system off Orkney (Photo: Tocardo)last_img read more

China unofficial Christian churches petition ministers

first_img Sharing is caring! 90 Views   no discussions FaithInternationalLifestylePrint China unofficial Christian churches petition ministers by: – May 12, 2011 Share Sharecenter_img Shouwang is one of Beijing’s biggest “underground” Churches, with more than 1,000 membersThe leaders of 17 unofficial Christian churches in China have appealed to political leaders to protect their right to worship.A petition was delivered to parliament demanding an investigation into the treatment of Shouwang church members.China’s constitution guarantees freedom of worship but dozens of church members have been arrested in recent months.Of China’s estimated 70m Christians, about 50m worship with unregistered groups known as “house” churches.The rest attend government-approved churches.‘Protection of the liberty’Shouwang is one of Beijing’s biggest so-called underground churches, with more than 1,000 members.Such groups are broadly tolerated, but Shouwang leaders have annoyed the authorities in recent weeks by insisting on trying to hold services in the open, after the lease on church premises was terminated.The petition, which was signed by the pastors of 17 of the leading house churches, was addressed to the National People’s Congress chairman, Wu Bangguo.“We have observed the conflict between state and church unfolding recently in our capital Beijing and have so far seen no sign of the conflict being resolved,” the petition said.It urged ministers for a new law for the “protection of the liberty of religious faith”.China’s Foreign Ministry said Shouwang members had “tried repeatedly to gather illegally in the streets” and the government response was intended to “maintain public order and security”.“The Chinese government safeguards the right of Chinese citizens to religious freedom and freedom of faith in accordance with the law,” spokesman Jiang Yu said at a news briefing.“At the same time, while enjoying their freedom, citizens must respect their legal rights and obligations and cannot harm the public interest.”BBC News Share Tweetlast_img read more

Arteta upbeat he can convince Aubameyang to stay at Arsenal

first_imgThe Gabon star’s contract expires at the end of next season and he has been linked with a move, with several of Europe’s top clubs keeping tabs.Gunners boss Arteta said: “They are completely right to want him because he’s a superb player.“He completely deserves to be liked by other teams — but hopefully we can convince him this is the right place for him. That he has a future here.“Hopefully not just wins like this will help keep him — but also what we are trying to do.“He really enjoys it on the pitch every time he goes out and he feels very much part of what we’re trying to build here.“I think he’s in that mindset at the moment.”Dominic Calvert-Lewin fired Everton ahead with an overhead kick after just 49 seconds.But Arsenal hit back through strikes from Eddie Nketiah and Aubameyang before Richarlison bundled in an equaliser.Aubameyang then headed what turned out to be the winner 27 seconds into the second half.Arteta admits he had concerns about his goal hero before he returned to Arsenal as manager just before Christmas.The Spaniard revealed: “I had two questions. He doesn’t want to do it, or he cannot do it physically.“Once I found out physically he could do it, it was just about convincing him that he needs to do it every three days. And he’s showing that.Mikel Arteta believes he can convince Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to stayRead Also: Xhaka reveals how Arteta turned his Arsenal career around“I think it’s been tough, you know for a player like him, there’s been a lot of disappointments in the last few months and years — because he has big expectations.“You know he wants to play for the biggest club in the biggest tournaments and be up there with the best players in the world.“We have to try to support him and give him everything so he really feels fulfilled here. That’s the challenge I have.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Mikel Arteta believes he can convince Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to stay.Advertisement Arsenal striker Auba netted twice against the Toffees to take his tally for the campaign to 19 in all competitions. Loading… Promoted Content6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A Drone40 Child Actors Who Turned Into Gorgeous Adults9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s Hysterical7 Actors Who Quit Movies For Shocking ReasonsRobert Pattinson Showed The GQ Magazine What Quarantining Means7 Of The Best Top Models From IndiaThe Funniest Prankster Grandma And Her GrandsonBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?What Are The Most Delicious Foods Out There?last_img read more

Barbosa pens permanent deal with Flamengo

first_imgRelatedPosts Vidal lands in Milan to complete move from Barca to Inter I wanted Manchester United exit after one training session — Sanchez Barca want £200m for Messi Flamengo will hold on to loan signing Gabriel Barbosa after the prolific striker agreed a permanent deal from Italian side Inter Milan, the player and the Brazilian club said on Tuesday. Barbosa, who scored both the goals that helped Flamengo beat River Plate 2-1 and win the Copa Libertadores in November, signed a reported five-year deal for around 17 million euros ($18.86 million). “If it’s for the good of the (Flamengo) nation, I’ll stay,” the 23-year-old Barbosa said on Instagram. The former Santos player was the top goalscorer in both the Libertadores and Brazil’s first division last year and a key player in Flamengo’s most successful season since Brazilian great Zico played for the club in the early 1980s.Tags: FlamengoGabriel BarbosaInter Milanlast_img read more

Gianluigi Buffon, Chiellini sign one-year deals with Juventus

first_imgTURIN: Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon and central defender Giorgio Chiellini have signed new one-year contracts to stay with the club until the end of the 2020-21 season, the reigning Italian champions announced on Monday.Buffon, 42, joined Juve from Parma in 2001 and has made over 669 appearances for the club, returning to Turin at the start of the campaign after one season with Paris St Germain. The 2006 World Cup winner has played 13 times in all competitions this season as back-up to Wojciech Szczesny. Centre back Chiellini, 35, entering his 16th year at Juventus, has racked up 509 appearances for the club. Both players are aiming to help Juve win a ninth consecutive league title and their first Champions League trophy since 1996. Meanwhile, Barcelona announced they have reached agreement to sell Brazil midfielder Arthur Melo to Juve in a deal worth 72 million euros ($80.91 million). Agencies Also Watch: Get Set Global: Assamese in UK coping with the Pandemiclast_img read more

Ferrari prancing as Vettel wins in Australia

first_imgBy Ian RansomMELBOURNE,(Reuters)-Four-times world champion Sebastian Vettel won the Australian Grand Prix for Ferrari on Sunday to dash Mercedes’ hopes of extending their dominance into a fourth successive season of Formula One.The German cruised to his 43rd race victory with a 9.9 second gap to Mercedes’ runner-up Lewis Hamilton, with the Briton’s new team mate, Valtteri Bottas, finishing third on a glorious afternoon at Albert Park.The victory was Vettel’s fourth for Ferrari but his first since the Singapore Grand Prix in September 2015.That triumph was also the last time Ferrari had topped the podium but Vettel’s victory underlined the huge leap in performance made by the glamour team, whose cars showed impressive pace and reliability in winter testing.“For all of us, it is a positive surprise,” a beaming Vettel said at the post-race media conference.“The big difference was being able to deliver a really good car… I think the new car in general obviously is fantastic and is a great reward, a big relief for everyone.”For the first time in the V6 turbo hybrid era, which started in 2014, there is a non-Mercedes driver at the top of the championship standings.Vettel’s 2007 championship-winning team mate Kimi Raikkonen finished fourth, with Red Bull’s Max Verstappen one behind.On the front row next to pole-sitter Hamilton, Vettel got off to a sluggish start and his British rival broke clear to avoid Albert Park’s usual messy log-jam at turn one.But Hamilton was soon complaining on the team radio about his car’s grip and was first to pit on lap 18 to change tyres.It proved a turning point as he rejoined behind Verstappen and was unable to pass the feisty Dutch teenager.As Hamilton vented on the team radio, Vettel forged ahead.The German pitted at lap 23 and exited the pit-lane just in front of Verstappen, who was still gamely holding off Hamilton while riding his tyres thin.Mercedes motorsport head Toto Wolff was enraged. Television pictures showed him pounding his fist into a desk in the team garage.Vettel showed the reigning constructors’ champions a clean set of heels and quickly established a six-second gap, which only got wider as the race progressed.After crossing the finish line, Vettel howled in ecstasy and thousands of red-clad Ferrari fans flooded onto the lakeside circuit to share in the German’s triumph.last_img read more

WOMEN’S WORLD CUP: Lloyd Scores Brace as USA Beats Chile…

first_imgThe United States easily reached the last 16 of the Women’s World Cup yesterday as they produced another commanding display to beat Chile in Paris.Having opened their campaign with a ruthless, record-breaking 13-0 win over Thailand on Tuesday, the USA quickly got on top of Chile and led early on through veteran Carli Lloyd’s crisp finish.Julie Ertz and Lloyd then both headed in from first-half corners, before Chile keeper Christiane Endler pulled off several stunning second-half saves to prevent the holders adding to their lead. The world’s number-one side, who rested seven players, also hit the woodwork three times before Lloyd dragged wide from the penalty spot, missing the chance to become the oldest player to score a World Cup hat-trick.A draw with rivals Sweden in Le Havre on Thursday would be enough for this confident USA outfit to top the group on goal difference, following the Swedes’ 5-1 win over Thailand earlier on Sunday.Chile, who are playing in their first World Cup and remain winless in 2019, must now beat Thailand to have any hope of progressing to the knockout stages as one of the four best third-placed sides.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Estime returns to drills and other offensive observations from Syracuse’s practice in the Carrier Dome

first_imgBrisly EstimeAfter missing all of Syracuse’s trip to Fort Drum last week and working off to the side with the training staff at the beginning of practice on Saturday, Brisly Estime practiced for the 25 minutes that were open to the media in the Carrier Dome on Monday. The sophomore H-back stretched and did a drill with the wide receivers before the start of 11-on-0s, and then retreated to the sideline. But then offensive coordinator and wide receivers coach George McDonald called him back over and told him to participate in the plays. Estime worked with quarterback Mitch Kimble and the third team, twice in the slot and once out of the backfield for a screen.Backup quarterbacks AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAfter A.J. Long didn’t see the field for Syracuse’s scrimmage at Fort Drum on Thursday, head coach Scott Shafer gave two updates. Shafer said that Long was nursing a shoulder injury but had also been the frontrunner for the backup quarterback spot as of late. On Saturday, Long worked off to the side with Estime and a few others players, but was back in action on Monday despite not taking any snaps in 11-on-0s. Austin Wilson worked with the second team with receivers Quinta Funderburk, Ben Lewis and Steve Ishmael, and Kimble ran with the third team with Estime, Troy Green and Jeremiah Kobena. When the quarterbacks worked with the running backs on handoffs, Terrel Hunt worked with Prince-Tyson Gulley and Wilson handed off to Adonis Ameen-Moore. Tight ends The tight ends worked in and out of the 11-on-0s, with a lot of sets opting for slot receivers or two running backs. After the offense ran up and down the far side of the field four times, the tight ends worked on catching high passes from tight ends coach Bobby Acosta. Acosta’s accuracy has been inconsistent throughout training camp, but it was perfect for this drill.The coach threw high of Cam MacPherson, who still managed to haul in a catch, and was high and right for both Josh Parris and Jamal Custis — who also made fingertip grabs. Custis continues to be a wildcard during practice, working with both the wide receivers and tight ends. The 6-foot-5 freshman ran as a slot receiver during 11-on-0s, then shifted to working with the tight ends for the high-ball drill.  Comments Published on August 18, 2014 at 6:26 pm Contact Jesse: jcdoug01@syr.edu | @dougherty_jesse Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more