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Shkodran Mustafi blasts Arsenal hero Emmanuel Petit for his ‘king of blunders’ comment

first_imgAdvertisement Shkodran Mustafi blasts Arsenal hero Emmanuel Petit for his ‘king of blunders’ comment Phil HaighWednesday 9 Oct 2019 7:56 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link175Shares Shkodran Mustafi has not earned rave reviews since joining Arsenal (Picture: Getty Images)Arsenal defender Shkodran Mustafi has fired back at Emmanuel Petit after the former Gunners star described him as the ‘king of blunders’.The German centre-back has endured a difficult time in north London since arriving at Arsenal from Valencia in August 2016 for a fee of around £35m.Now firmly out of Unai Emery’s plans, the 27-year-old is yet to appear in the Premier League this season, turning out in the EFL Cup and Europa League only.Such were his struggles last season that Petit, who won the Premier League with Arsenal in 1998, said after the north London derby against Tottenham in March: ‘I was surprised to see him start. He is the king of blunders.’AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTThis was after the German clumsily gave away a penalty late in the game, allowing Spurs to equalise and come away with a draw from a game in which they scarcely troubled the Gunners.Seven months later, the comment from the Frenchman is still irking Mustafi, as he told German publication Der Spiegel: ‘That annoyed me a lot.‘It’s one thing when fans or the media criticise you. But it’s something completely different when an ex-player, who knows how hard it is sometimes on the field, says something like that. Emmanuel Petit is not a fan of Shkodran Mustafi (Picture: Getty Images)‘I expect those players to be more sensitive and to see what this sharp criticism can do.‘In the past, it might have been in the paper for a day and then people would have forgotten. Today it’s on the internet and it’s going to haunt me for the rest of my career.‘Actually, former players like Petit shouldn’t need to make a name for themselves by making condescending comments about current players.’Mustafi has played three matches so far this season, against Eintracht Frankfurt, Standard Liege and Nottingham Forest, and has kept a clean sheet in all three contests.However, this has not stopped the criticism pouring in, with the hapless defender being voted the second worst defender in the world, only behind Manchester United’s Phil Jones, in a poll run by Spanish outlet Marca.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 CityDer Spiegel asked the Germany international if he thought he was the second worst defender on Planet Earth, to which he replied: ‘No, I do not think so.‘I would think about it more seriously if it had been a survey among the best coaches in Europe.‘In the first two years after my move to Arsenal in 2016, things went very well for me. I saw myself as a top performer. But shortly after Christmas 2018 there was a kink.‘I made a few mistakes and they produced a reaction that I’ve never experienced before.’MORE: Lille chief Luis Campos explains why Nicolas Pepe will be a success at ArsenalMORE: Lucas Torreira refuses to give up on winning starting place back at Arsenal Comment Advertisementlast_img read more

From bland brick to Palm Springs stunner

first_imgAnd what it originally looked like. Mrs Barnhill said the library was her favourite space in the house. “It is like this blast from the past with its high pitched ceiling, brick fireplace and the wallpaper. It just evokes childhood memories for me,” she said. Another favourite spot for Mrs Barnhill is the kitchen, which “has all of the mod cons”.Features include marble benchtops, three ovens, two dishwashers and a butler’s scullery, which spills out onto the outdoor living area with a fireplace, barbecue and wine fridge.Mrs Barnhill, who designed the renovation, said she was inspired by the works of modernist architects, Richard Neutra and Harry Seidler.She said capitalising the river views was also an important factor. … and now. “We have owned the house for a decade or so and had planned to renovate while the kids were at home but life got in the way,” owner Lee-Anne Barnhill said.“The kids have since left home but we decided we wanted to do it anyway, do it justice.“It was a late 1960’s Griffin and Knowlman house with dark brown glazed brick, a tile roof, very retro, and I wanted to keep a lot of those features but modernise it.“For example, the dark glazed brick is more of a feature now than just part of the structure.” 227 DEWAR TCE CORINDAThis tri-level home gives the retro Palm Springs-style a modern twist, creating a property that was tailor-made for entertaining. But the residence didn’t always make such a striking statement. Just three years ago it had poky bedrooms and a brick facade. The living room before the renovation … The house before the renovation … Entry to the 1867sq m property is via a tailor-made gate, which opens out to a vast lawn, vertical gardens, sandstone garden beds and a pool.To enter the house, you come through a steel and glass front door that opens in to a foyer and the main living spaces.It is on this floor you will find the master bedroom with an ensuite and walk-in robe, the library, and the open-plan kitchen and living/dining area.center_img The property has river viewsOther features include a terraced and levelled rear garden and a pontoon. The renovated kitchen … and after the renovationMore from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus14 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market14 hours agoA 12-month renovation, overseen by Mrs Barnhill and carried out by her builder husband, transformed the 1960’s house into a spacious six-bedroom, four-bathroom family residence. “And the breezes!” Mrs Barnhill said. “It is such a cool and breezy house.”But it is time to downsize, with Mrs Barnhill saying the renovation – she has reworked more than 25 houses – was her biggest and best yet.“I am a bit of a gypsy and have renovated a lot of houses but there is a certain feeling about this one that will make it hard to let go,” she said.“You sort of envisage being old and rattling around that library but in all reality, it deserves a big family.”last_img read more

Varun’s Ships Banned from UAE Ports

first_imgAll ships belonging to Varun Resources Limited have been banned from calling the United Arab Emirates (UAE) ports, the country’s transport authority said.India-based LPG shipowning company is a repeat offender when it comes to seafarer abandonment cases in UAE ports and waters.The latest instance of crew abandonment involves the company’s 1991-built ship Maharshi Vamandeva.The ship’s crew has been abandoned and left without basic provisions and fuel as well as lack of medical care. The LPG tanker is at anchor off Fujairah, according to its latest AIS data.The seafarers have also been denied their salaries.“We hereby urge all ports and ships’ agents to comply with this circular and stop dealing with subject company’s ships to avoid liabilities,” the transport authority added.A number of the company’s ships have been arrested in various countries due to unpaid bills.To remind, in June this year, the 2006-built crude oil tanker Ocean Mare was arrested in Singapore, most likely due to unresolved payments.In addition, the arrest of Maharshi Bhavatreya was ordered by the Bombay High Court earlier this year on the request of unpaid workers of the ship.Varun owns eight LPG carriers, majority flagged in South Korea, mostly built in the 1990s, the oldest one being built in 1982.The fleet is comprised of Maharshi Bhardwaj,  Maharshi Vamadeva, Maharshi Bhavatreya, Maharshi Krishnatreya, Maharshi Mahatreya, Maharshi Devatreya, Maharshi Atreya and Maharshi Shubhatreya, the company’s website info shows.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

Panic! as Bale is Diagnosed with Infection in Upper Respiratory Tract

first_img Loading… Along with Karim Benzema, who was diagnosed with a contusion in his left hamstring, the Welshman will be absent in Saudi Arabia for Real’s Spanish Super Cup campaign: Both Karim Benzema and Gareth Bale are not travelling with Real Madrid for the Spanish Super Cup. Benzema has a muscle injury, while Bale has a respiratory problem.The latest issue will be a big blow for Bale, as his career at Madrid has been blighted by fitness issues. It’s also unlikely to earn him any further favour with manager Zinedine Zidane in what has been a turbulent campaign for the former Tottenham Hotspur star. In the summer, Bale was frequently linked with a transfer away from Los Blancos, with a move to Jiangsu Suning of the Chinese Super League falling through.Advertisement Promoted ContentThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldBest Car Manufacturers In The WorldWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More9 Talented Actors Who Are Only Associated With One RoleBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeThe World’s Most Desirable Fruit – Pink PineappleWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?This Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s HystericalThe 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The World7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale has been diagnosed with an infection in his upper respiratory tract, Real Madrid announced on Monday. As he was integrated back into the team, netting two goals and providing two assists in 12 La Liga appearances this term, the 30-year-old has been frequently jeered by the Santiago Bernabeu crowd. Those boos intensified in November when Bale was pictured on international duty with a now-infamous flag that said “Wales, golf, Madrid” as the Madridistas jested about the player’s passion for his country and golf. Getting back into the team may be a challenge for Bale. In the wide areas, Los Blancos are blessed with options, including summer signing Eden Hazard, although he is also currently sidelined. Read Also:Barcelona hope to steal Liverpool and Real Madrid target The young Brazilian tyros Rodrygo and Vinicius Jr. are other players the Madrid manager can potentially rely upon in Bale’s absence. Real play Valencia on Wednesday in a semi-final. The final will be on Sunday against the winner of Thursday’s semi-final between Barcelona and Atletico Madrid. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

House OKs bill lifting foreign ownership limits in public utilities

first_imgThe measure also imposes a 12-percentcap on rate of return and prohibits income tax as operating expense forrate-determination purposes for public services and utilities./PN * The commodity or service is necessaryto the public and a natural monopoly that needs to be regulated when the commongood so requires Furthermore, the National Economic andDevelopment Authority and the Philippine Competition Commission can recommendto the Congress what commodity or service passes as a public utility based onthe following criteria: Once approved into law, the bill willopen telecommunications and transport sectors to foreign ownership. The 1987Constitution provides that 60-percent of a public utility must be owned byFilipinos. * The commodity or service is necessaryfor the maintenance of life and occupation of residents The amendment in the Commonwealth Actno. 146 will limit public utility to sectors engaged in electricitydistribution and transmission as well as water pipeline distribution orsewerage pipeline system. * It regularly supplies and directlytransmits and distributes to the public through a network a commodity orservice of public consequence House Bill No. 78, authored by HouseWays and Means Committee chairperson Joey Ma. Salceda, received 146 approvalvotes, 43 voted against the bill, and one abstention. * The commodity or service is obligatedto provide adequate service to the public on demand MANILA – The House of Representativeshas approved on third and final reading a measure amending the decades-oldCommonwealth Act No. 146 or the Public Service Act. “This legislative reform willsignificantly contribute to increasing competition, as well as protecting thepublic interest. More competition among providers would result in lower pricesand improved quality of basic services in the Philippines creating a morecompetitive economy towards a better quality of life for all,” said Salceda.last_img read more

Lady Cards Get Wins Against Lady Jackets

first_imgThe St. Louis 5th Grade Girls Basketball team took to the floor Thursday night against Laurel at home.  The team had another impressive effort on defense and worked well together on offense to come out on top 22 to 6.  They improved their record to 6-4.  Scoring for the Cardinals were Lucy Abplanalp with 2 points, Kenzie Maple with 6 points and Veronica King with 14 points.The 5th Grade Lady Cardinals are back in action Thursday March 1, 2018 at home against St. Nicholas to close out their season.Courtesy of Cardinals Coach Rob King.The St Louis 6th grade team extended their winning streak to 8 games on Thursday evening defeating the Laurel Ladyjackets by a final score of 27 – 2.  It was another very well-rounded team effort for the Lady Cardinals as all players got involved on both ends of the court.  The win pushes their season record to 9-1.The Cardinals will close out their season next Thursday, March 1st, with their final game of the season at home against the St Nicholas Trojans. Go Cardinals!Courtesy of Cardinals Coach Andy Saner.last_img read more

Lady Cats Tennis Results

first_imgFranklin County High School Girls Varsity Tennis beat Hagerstown High School 5-0.#1 Singles Lilli Stewart 6-0/6-0#2 Singles Taylor McCreary 6-0/6-0#3 Singles Maggie Brack 6-0/6-0#1 Doubles Meredith Bohman & Allie Routh 6-0/6-0#2 Doubles Kairee Hodapp & Elise Klei 6-1/6-3Franklin County High School Girls Varsity Tennis scores 0 points at meet at Greensburg High School.Winners Include Taylor McCreary at #2 Singles 6-2, 7-5 & Maggie Brack 7-6, 3-6, 6-0 at #3 SinglesFranklin County High School Girls Varsity Tennis falls to Oldenburg Academy 4-1.Winner was Maggie Brack at #3 Singles!Franklin County High School Girls Varsity Tennis finishes 1st place at South Dearborn High School.#1 Singles Lilli Stewart 6-0/6-0#2 Singles Taylor McCreary 6-0/6-0#3 Singles Maggie Brack 6-0/6-0#1 Doubles Meredith Bohman & Allie Routh 6-0/6-0#2 Doubles Kairee Hodapp & Elise Klei 6-0/6-0Franklin County High School Girls Varsity Tennis finishes 5th place at South Dearborn High School.#1 Singles Lilli Stewart 6-0/6-0#2 Singles Taylor McCreary 6-0/6-0#3 Singles Maggie Brack 6-0/6-0#1 Doubles Meredith Bohman & Allie Routh 6-0/6-0#2 Doubles Kairee Hodapp & Elise Klei 6-0/6-0Courtesy of Wildcats Coach Denny Dorel.last_img read more

10-Year-old dies during mid-flight emergency

first_imgA 10-year-old girl has died after suffering a medical emergency while on a flight from Los Angles to Seattle.The incident occurred on Delta airlines flight #2423 around 6pm Thursday, just after the flight left the Los Angeles International Airport.Authorities reported that young girl went into cardiac arrest mid-flight and that the captain of the airplane immediately returned the aircraft to the airport so that officials on the ground could administer emergency care.Despite all their efforts, emergency personnel could not revive the child, the Los Angeles Fire Department said in a statement:“LAFD paramedics responded to a medical aid for a minor female child and furiously worked to save her life. Sadly, all efforts were futile and the child was beyond medical help.”The LAPD reported that they have concluded their investigation and that foul play is not suspected in the girl’s death.The Los Angeles County Coroner’s office, however, is still investigating.last_img read more

J-D girls basketball goes 3-0, ride momentum into playoffs

first_imgAll game long, the Rams’ defense made M-E uncomfortable, and while that went on the offense was consistently productive, building a 52-31 lead through three periods and then closing strong.At the forefront was Keeler, whose 26 points included four 3-pointers. LaClair had 12 points, while Sydney Baker got 10 points and Andrea Sumida had eight points.Now, to finish unbeaten in league play, the Rams had to go Friday to Central Square. The Redhawks had won nine in a row and remembered how J-D routed them 62-23 when they first met in December.This second encounter proved far different from the first, with the Rams pushed to the final minutes before battling its way to a 39-31 victory.It was a special evening even before the game tipped off. Central Square’s basketball players honored volleyball head coach Julie Winks Daniels, who is battling breast cancer, with a check of more than $14,000 raised by the team and the community to help her through her treatments.The Redhawks didn’t give up on the court, either, even when J-D held them to eight combined points in the second and third periods. With a fourth-quarter push, it trimmed the Rams’ double-digit margin to three, 31-28, with nearly three minutes to play.Battling hard down the stretch, J-D got clear as Keeler had 12 points, Sumida eight points and Baker seven points. Julia Mann led Central Square with nine points.Among J-D’s best efforts this season was a sweep of Cortland, who again proved its own worth last Tuesday when it took on East Syracuse Minoa and handled the Spartans 45-20.Bishop Grimes was successful last Wednesday against Solvay, the Cobras outlasting the Bearcats 35-26 to improve its record to 10-8.With the game still in doubt, Grimes held Solvay to one point in the fourth quarter. Rhonee Shea Pal earned eight of her 10 points at the free-throw line as Jenna Sloan also finished with 10 points.On Friday, Grimes lost, 46-34, to Syracuse Academy of Science, seeing an early lead get away when the Atoms held them to two points in the second quarter.Shea Pal and Lora Marial had seven points apiece, Sloan adding six points. Xyel Bradford paced SAS with 16 points as Erykah Pasha had 11 points, seven rebounds and five steals. Freey Pleasants had 10 points and six assists.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story Tags: Bishop GrimesESMgirls basketballJ-D Now all that the Jamesville-DeWitt girls basketball team wants is to gain an eighth consecutive Section III Class A championship.Having endured a regular season full of tough opposition and injuries that sidelined the likes of Gabby Stickle, the Red Rams still did not lose a single game against a Salt City Athletic Conference Empire division opponent.Situated at no. 21 in the state Class A rankings, J-D improved to 11-0 in league play last Tuesday against Auburn, shutting down the Maroons for long stretches in a 47-22 victory.center_img The Rams only led 24-16 at halftime, but then shut out Auburn in the third quarter, putting up 15 unanswered points during those eight minutes.Paige Keeler, earning 14 points, was part of a modest but balanced J-D attack. Fiona McNeil joined Momo LaClair in getting nine points as Riley LaTray added eight points.While that win was good, J-D was even better in a non-league game against Maine-Endwell (Section IV) 24 hours later, putting all the pieces together and beating those Spartans 68-37.last_img read more

Syracuse looks to improve penalty kill play ahead of Robert Morris matchup

first_imgThrough seven games this season, Syracuse has shown its capabilities of playing a responsible, physical style of hockey. The Orange’s aggressiveness hasn’t been overbearing, as the team is averaging 3.4 penalties per game — what would stand as the best mark in program history. Though SU has largely avoided committing penalties, it hasn’t played well in penalty kill situations. The Orange has given up six goals on just 23 penalty kills while playing shorthanded — a 73.9 penalty kill percentage — the worst mark in the College Hockey America conference. Syracuse (3-4-0, 1-0 CHA) looks to improve its penalty kill play when it takes on conference foe Robert Morris (4-3-1) over the weekend, the CHA’s highest-scoring team on the power play.Head coach Paul Flanagan said while he was unaware of SU’s penalties-per-game average, he was cognizant of his team’s poor penalty kill percentage. He said teams usually aim for a percentage around 90, far above the mark Syracuse has posted early this season.“We’ve had some tough luck with it, but it’s something that obviously has to be rectified,” Flanagan said. AdvertisementThis is placeholder textFlanagan added one problem his team has faced in penalty kill situations is the inability to clear the puck. He said Syracuse is working on doing that to prevent the other team from getting as many opportunities. Despite how the Orange has played this year, teams are penetrating the tentative, man-down defense. “On the (penalty kill) we need to focus more on being aggressive and not sitting back because I think when we sit back that’s when they get their goals,” defenseman Nicole Renault said. Senior goalkeeper Jenn Gilligan said she tries to keep a calmer presence when the other team has a power play, making sure to keep everyone in a good mindset so that the pressure of an extra attacker doesn’t affect the level of play. “I think one of the big things we need to start doing on the penalty kill is blocking a lot more shots,” Gilligan added. “… Obviously that makes my job a lot easier, if the girls in front of me block those shots, but you know coach always harps on blocking shots.”Both Renault and Flanagan cited the referees as one reason the Orange hasn’t been called for many penalties at the start of the season, saying the players on the team weren’t playing much differently than they always do. Flanagan said playing games outside the conference has leveled the number of penalties. “Our referees call more penalties than the referees in the other leagues,” Flanagan said. “I think if you look at box scores over the years, it’s really skewed for the CHA.” The numbers back up Flanagan’s claim. In the 2013-14 season, five of the six CHA teams finished in the top 13 in average penalty minutes per game. The same five teams were in the top 14 in penalty kills per minute the season before. Overall statistics from the 2014-15 season weren’t available. Flanagan recognized that it might not very practical to expect his team to only get called for three penalties a game in the future. He knows that his team will have to face more penalty kill situations in the future.“… It’s coming,” Flanagan said of his team’s penalty kill improvement. “It’s very disconcerting or very concerning from our part, to make sure we take care of that, but it is something we feel that we can work on and we’re definitely going to get better at.” Comments Published on October 28, 2015 at 10:20 pm Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more