Arsenal winger Nicolas Pepe is one of the transfer flops of the season, says Jermaine Jenas

first_imgArteta is yet to get the best out of Pepe (Picture: Getty Images)‘Everyone can have a bad season.‘I don’t remember it but a lot of people talk about Thierry Henry’s first season at Arsenal and that it didn’t quite go for him straight away.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‘And they kind of lean on that quite a lot in terms of these types of signings in that he will get it right.‘I have just not seen it with this particular player. So that business there looks bad business, at the minute.’MORE: Arsenal chiefs preparing to travel to Lisbon to seal deal for Sporting wonderkid Joelson FernandesMORE: Bukayo Saka responds to being handed iconic Arsenal squad numberFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Arsenal winger Nicolas Pepe is one of the transfer flops of the season, says Jermaine Jenas Pepe has lacked consistency in his debut season for the Gunners (Picture: Getty Images)Jermaine Jenas has labelled Nicolas Pepe as one of the transfer flops of the season and a piece of ‘bad business’ for Arsenal.The 25-year-old joined the Gunners in a £72 million deal from Lille last summer and has so far struggled to live up to his price tag.Pepe registered an impressive 22 goals and 11 assists in Ligue 1 last season, but hasn’t been able to replicate that form in the Premier League, scoring just five league goals with six assists this term.When discussing the new recruits that have flopped this season, Jenas told BBC Radio 5 Live that the Ivory Coast winger is up there with Newcastle’s £40m signing Joelinton after an underwhelming debut campaign considering his high price.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘Oh god. yeah. That’s up there with Joelinton, I think. It’s the money, it’s as simple as that,’ the former Tottenham midfielder said.‘The amount of money that has been spent on him in terms of what he has delivered and what you can actually see. Advertisement Comment Metro Sport ReporterSunday 26 Jul 2020 4:30 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link2.3kShares Advertisementlast_img read more

Alliander Books Borssele 1+2 Green Certificates

first_imgDutch energy network company Alliander and Ørsted have signed an agreement through which Alliander will purchase green certificates from the Borssele 1+2 offshore wind farm.The agreement takes effect in 2021 and has a duration of fifteen years.Alliander aims to have a climate-neutral business operation by 2023. The annual CO2-emissions of the company are mainly due to the so-called grid losses that arise during the transport of energy. In this way, Alliander uses 1,500 gigawatt-hours of electrical energy each year. This is comparable to the energy consumption of 500,000 households.To compensate for these grid losses, Alliander purchases so-called Guarantees of Origin (GoOs), which is proof that electricity has been generated in a sustainable way. The grid operator has now signed a contract with Ørsted that will green between 23 and 28 percent of its grid losses from 2021 onwards.last_img read more

COOEC wins Tangshan LNG contract

first_imgLNG World News Staff China’s Offshore Oil Engineering, a CNOOC unit, has secured a contract worth 4.4 billion Chinese Yuan ($623 million), for the construction of facilities at the proposed Tangshan LNG terminal.In its statement, COOEC said it has signed an engineering, procurement and construction management deal for the first phase of the Tangshan LNG receiving terminal project to be located in the Caofeidian Industrial Zone, in Tangshan City.The deal was signed jointly with the Caofeidian Xintian LNG, a company controlled by Hebei Construction Investment, a Hebei Province Government company that owns 51 percent in the Tangshan LNG project.Under the contract, COOEC will build four 200,000-cbm LNG storage tanks for the first phase of the project. It has also secured work on the ancillary facilities including berths, trestle bridges, process areas and truck loading areas. It is also to be involved in the commissioning of the facility.To remind, Chinese wind power player China Suntien Green Energy has recently secured approval by the National Development and Reform Commission to develop the  Tangshan LNG project that will have an estimated unloading capacity of 12 million tons of LNG per year at full buildout.The project would be constructed in three phases with the facility including two berths capable of handling 10 mtpa, with the third berth planned to be built jointly with a third-party enterprise in order to obtain 2 million tons per year of the total unloading capacity.The total estimated investment for the project is at 25.39 billion Chinese Yuan Renminbi ($3.6 billion) which excludes the construction of the third berth that will be built by the third-party. The investment in the first phase is estimated at 8.07 billion RMB ($1.1 billion).last_img read more

DEME Completes SeaMade Export Cable Pull-In

first_imgDEME Group has completed the pull-in of two export cables of the SeaMade offshore wind project into Elia’s Offshore SwitchYard (OSY) platform. Source: DEME GroupDEME’s cable-laying vessel Living Stone picked up the export cables for the 487MW project from Hellenic Cables’ facility in Soussaki, Greece, in mid-November.SeaMade will have two offshore substations, which will collect the electricity produced by the turbines, convert it from 33kV to 220kV, and export it into the grid via Elia’s Modular Offshore Grid (MOG).In a consortium with Hellenic Cables, Tideway, part of DEME Offshore, is responsible for the export cable design, manufacturing and installation operations, and for connecting the wind farm’s high voltage substations to the MOG.SeaMade comprises the 252MW Seastar and the 235MW Mermaid offshore wind projects which will feature 58 Siemens Gamesa 8.0-167 DD turbines installed some 40-50km off the coast of Ostend.It will be Belgium’s largest offshore wind farm once commissioned in 2020.last_img read more

Civil unions fall off but ‘still have place’

first_imgStuff 2 July 2014Ten years ago a bill passed through Parliament, delighting those campaigning for the rights of same-sex couples across the country.The Civil Union Act 2004 led to the first civil unions being celebrated on April 29, 2005.A total of 3227 New Zealand couples have had civil unions till March this year.They include Labour Party general secretary Tim Barnett, a strong campaigner for civil unions 10 years ago, and his partner, Ramon Maniapoto.Barnett, 55, and Maniapoto, 44, had been together for more than six years when they entered into a civil union in 2007.Barnett, who was a Labour MP for Christchurch Central at the time of the couple’s civil union at Waitetoko Marae near Turangi, says it was an “emotional” affair. read more

Jennings County manufacturer plans expansion

first_imgNorth Vernon, In. — Decatur Plastics Products, a manufacturer of custom injection-molded plastic parts and components, announced plans today to expand its operations in Jennings County, creating up to 70 new jobs by 2021.“Indiana’s 21st century talent pipeline and pro-growth business climate, paired with our state’s robust and diversified manufacturing industry, create the perfect place for companies like Decatur Plastics Products to invest and expand,” said Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC) President Elaine Bedel. “The company’s commitment to Indiana will help advance the state’s reputation as a leader in advanced manufacturing while supporting even more great career opportunities for Hoosiers.”The North Vernon-based company will invest $11.4 million over the next five years to expand its 87,850-square-foot headquarters and production operations, adding 100,000 square feet to its campus over two phases of development. Decatur Plastics Products is currently renovating and equipping a recently-purchased, 50,000-square-foot shell building in the North Vernon Industrial Park to house additional warehousing and accommodate light assembly. After the new space is complete, which is expected to be in July, the company plans to construct a 50,000-square-foot facility next to its new building by summer 2020.The expansion will allow Decatur Plastics Products to meet growing demand for its products and services from customers in virtually every industry, including automotive, consumer products, electronics, medical, packaging, telecommunications and consumer industrial markets. To support its increased production, the company has already started hiring and plans to add new positions in engineering, production and management. Interested applicants may apply in person at the company’s headquarters (2350 N. State Highway 7) or email a resume to“Jennings County is in an advantageous location that allows Decatur Plastics Products to service our current and potential customers,” said Robert Riley, president of Decatur Plastics Products. “Here, we have found hard workers who care about their community and want to see this area excel. As a company, we are proud to be a part of the exciting transformation that is taking place in Jennings County and look forward to working together with the community for years to come.”Decatur Plastics Products, which also has operations in Alabama, employs approximately 185 full-time associates in Indiana. Founded in 1983, the company provides injection molding, flocking, assembly and finishing services, as well as engineering and material assistance for its customers, including PK USA, Heartland Automotive and Faurecia. In addition, the company offers supply chain services, providing its customers with inventory management programs as well as warehousing and shipping services.“We are happy and excited for a long-standing company from Jennings County to be able to expand and grow in their own community,” said North Vernon Mayor Mike Ochs. “We  are very pleased with Decatur Plastics Prudcts selection of the shell building and North Vernon Industrial Park for its future growth.”The IEDC offered Decatur Plastics Products up to $475,000 in conditional tax credits based on the company’s job creation plans. These tax credits are performance-based, meaning until Hoosiers are hired, the company is not eligible to claim incentives. The city of North Vernon approved additional incentives at the request of the Jennings County Economic Development Commission.last_img read more

Garbutt commits to Everton

first_img Press Association Garbutt made 10 appearances for the Toffees last season and the 22-year-old full-back was delighted to extend his stay at the club he joined as a scholar from Leeds six years ago. “It’s an honour to commit my long-term future to Everton,” Garbutt told the club’s official website. “I’ve been made to feel very welcome at the club since I signed my scholarship six years ago. “Over the years, I have grown to have an affinity with the club and I feel a sense of belonging here. “Under the manager, the future looks bright and positive and I want to be a part of that. It is a great club to be a part of and the staff and supporters have been great with me from day one. “Last season was great for me in continuing my development, my personal highlight being the Europa League adventure as I gained a lot of experience in those games playing against top-quality opposition. “Everything we went through last season and the experience we gained as a group will only make us stronger as a team ahead of the new season.” Garbutt, who represented England Under-21s at this summer’s European Championship in the Czech Republic, will continue to compete with Leighton Baines for a place in Roberto Martinez’s back line next term. center_img Everton prospect Luke Garbutt has signed a new five-year deal at Goodison Park, the Merseyside club have announced.last_img read more

Golden Knights wear down, frustrate Orange ice hockey in upset victory

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ If Syracuse ice hockey head coach Paul Flanagan compared SU’s weekend game to boxing, its opponent in Clarkson entered as the journeyman. The Golden Knights were the underdog, having won three games in 10 contests entering Friday. But it played the game, a game it eventually won, as a brawler. For Flanagan, who told the Orange after its 3-2 upset loss to Clarkson that it needed to size up its opponent before the game like a boxer, his team was beat up. ‘I just told the team, ‘You size up your opponent,” Flanagan said. ‘It’s like you’re a boxer in a ring. You have to look at your opponent, and we didn’t do that until it was too late.’ Friday, Clarkson proved to be the brawler SU didn’t halt until too late. In boxing, the brawler is a slugger — a boxer who lacks mobility and has a predictable punching pattern, but makes up for all that with raw power and the ability to knock out his or her opponents with a single punch. The journeyman is a boxer with good skills but has limitations and little or no expectations of winning a fight. By the time Syracuse looked up on Friday, the journeyman Clarkson team that SU saw skate onto the ice felt more like a brawler. The Orange dropped a tough match against the smaller, little-brother university from upstate New York. This was no heavyweight championship, but of the two teams, Syracuse was favored, having fared better against several of Clarkson’s previous opponents.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text That didn’t matter much to the dozens of Golden Knight friends and family in attendance or to the live band that they brought with them. And it certainly didn’t matter much to the Golden Knights on the ice, who scored three unanswered goals to all but put away the Orange early in the third period. Three quick scores, much in the vain of the brawler. ‘We just have to recognize, you can’t get outworked,’ Flanagan said. ‘We come back here, and we’re not half of what we played last weekend. It’s pretty frustrating.’ The second period saw the Golden Knights knocking the puck free, getting it off the boards and getting multiple looks on net en route to taking a 14-7 shot margin. When the Orange was trying to play one-on-one, the Golden Knights were throwing numbers. When Syracuse was trying to be smooth, Clarkson was violent. In the first-ever matchup between the two schools, the Golden Eagles landed the first blow in what now looks to be a competitive series. The Orange will go on the road for the second half of a home-and-home set with the Golden Knights this Friday. ‘They don’t quit, ever,’ SU goalkeeper Kallie Billadeau said. ‘They might not be the most skilled girls, but they just worked so hard. They battle. And we have to be ready for that, we can’t just dangle around them. We have to fight as hard, and harder than they are.’ Although Syracuse was able to score first, Clarkson’s methodical attack produced the decisive goals. The Golden Knights eventually found the net off a stick deflection late in the second period and again during the final seconds of a 5-on-3 power play. Clarkson won its third straight game to improve its record to 4-6-1. And SU fell below .500 to 4-5-1. Syracuse has previously skated around New Hampshire. It has been outlasted by Boston College and Providence. It has pounded Union College. And Friday, SU was humbled by Clarkson. Each week is a separate fight, and Syracuse is learning a lot about the sweet science to competing week in and week out. ‘The beauty now of being able to size up your opponent — we know them. And we should know what to expect,’ Flanagan said. ‘You’re not going to beat that team unless you at least match their work ethic.’ Commentscenter_img Published on November 7, 2010 at 12:00 pmlast_img read more

Shooter Esha Singh: My father retired from rally driving to support me

first_img SUBSCRIBE TO US First Published: 3rd January, 2020 18:31 IST FOLLOW US LIVE TV Last Updated: 3rd January, 2020 18:31 IST Shooter Esha Singh: My Father Retired From Rally Driving To Support Me Junior World Cup silver medallist Esha Singh on Friday said that her father retired from rally driving in order to support her shooting career READ | MLB Trade Rumours: 5 Best Remaining Free Agents Who Are Likely To Fetch Big BucksThe 15-year-old, who has performed well in the junior circuit, put up a brilliant performance in the Nationals in 2018. Singh won gold in each of the categories in the nationals – senior, junior and youth. “I won gold in the Asian Championship (junior category) this year and individual silver in the Junior World Cup. I won gold in the senior, junior and youth categories at the nationals in 2018.  “I won gold at the Asian Airgun Championship in 2019 as well. My main aim is to perform well at the Olympics. It would be great to win a medal for India,” signed off Singh. READ | Marshawn Lynch Opens Up About His Decision To Return To The NFLREAD | Damage Control: SAI Says It Will Take Care Of Archers’ Boarding And Lodging The shooter, who won gold in the second edition of the Khelo India Youth Games, was impressed with the way the tournament was organised. Singh added that the competition boosted her confidence for the rest of the tournaments in 2019. “I won gold in the second edition of the Khelo India Youth Games. I participated in the 10m air pistol event (U-17 category). I won a silver in the mixed team event as well in the same competition.  “The Khelo India Youth Games was a very well organised tournament.”center_img COMMENT Junior World Cup silver medallist Esha Singh on Friday said that her father retired from rally driving in order to support her shooting career.  The shooter, who hails from Hyderabad, clinched gold in the Asian Shooting Championships in November 2019. Singh participated in the 10m air pistol (junior) event. “As I started taking the sport seriously, my father started reducing his rallies to help me with my game. Eventually, my father retired from rally driving in order to travel with me for my tournaments and also help me with my game during training sessions,” said Singh.READ | Unbeaten Auburn Visits Mississippi St. To Open SEC Schedule’My father retired from rally driving to support me’ WATCH US LIVE Press Trust Of India Written Bylast_img read more