Joe Cole tells Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang he has to leave Arsenal

first_imgArteta has a big job on his hands to secure fourth place (Picture: Getty Images)Mikel Arteta’s side sit in 10th place in the Premier League table, eight points off fourth-placed side Chelsea.The Gunners still have to play Liverpool, Manchester City, Spurs, Leicester City and Wolves in their remaining 11 games, and Cole feels the club are being left behind.He added: ‘Traditionally they play good football, but again I think it’s a long road for them. I think they’re miles behind Chelsea and Tottenham, Man United, Man City.‘Man United seem to be coming back, it’s a long road for Arsenal.’Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page.MORE: Mesut Ozil’s agent gives update on Arsenal midfielder’s futureMORE: Arsenal must repay fans £4.5million after Europa League humiliation Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 29 Feb 2020 5:31 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link3.9kShares Comment Advertisement Joe Cole tells Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang he has to leave Arsenalcenter_img Aubameyang has just 18 months left on his current deal (Picture: Getty Images)Former Chelsea winger Joe Cole has urged Arsenal captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to leave the club if he wants to ‘cement himself as a top, top player’.The Gunners’ hopes of securing Champions League football took a major hit when they crashed out of the Europa League against Olympiacos on Thursday night.Aubameyang missed a sitter in the final moments of the match, as his side fell to a 2-1 loss on the night and went out of the competition on away goals.Ex-England midfielder Cole told BT Sport: ‘If I’m Aubameyang, I’d be looking out the door because he’s a player that needs to be playing at the very, very top level.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘He needs to be playing in the Champions League. Mikel Arteta previews Arsenal’s FA Cup clash with Portsmouth after crashing out of Europa LeagueTo 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 4:57FullscreenMikel Arteta previews Arsenal’s FA Cup clash with Portsmouth after crashing out of Europa League 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.‘He’s not played enough years in the Champions League to cement himself as a top, top player, which is what he actually is because his stats and his numbers add up with anyone.‘I think the process Arsenal have got to go through, they’ve got to go back to the days when they’re bringing players through, which they are, Saka, the left-back, I think is different class.‘But also they need to find these gems that they were finding 20 years ago. Arsenal will always be able to bring players in because of the name, because it’s in London and the stature of the club, players will want to play for Arsenal.’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 ArsenalWith just 18 months remaining on his Gunners deal, Aubameyang has been linked with a move away from England, with Barcelona one of the interested parties.The prospect of another season without Champions League football is has reportedly played a part on contract negotiations stalling. Advertisementlast_img read more

Large family home in ideal location to raise a family

first_img4 Enbrook St, Bracken Ridge.She said the location of the property was great in terms of access to public transport and main roads.“It’s close to Gympie Rd,” she said. 4 Enbrook St, Bracken Ridge.The property is on a 621sq m block of land and has secure parking. There is great yard space with near-new fencing.The airconditioned property has new carpets and window fixtures throughout.Cottee Real Estate – Bracken Ridge selling agent Debbie Allen said the property was in an area close to both state and private schools as well as community facilities.“This is a great family home in the ever popular Enbrook Estate,” Ms Allen said. 4 Enbrook St, Bracken Ridge.JILLIAN Hutley is selling her investment property in Bracken Ridge and says a family would be the perfect match for the home.The four-bedroom, two-bathroom home is at 4 Enbrook St. 4 Enbrook St, Bracken Ridge.Mrs Hutley lived at the property for about seven years before deciding to rent it out for a further 11 years.She said the time was right to sell up and move on.“This home would suit a family with young children or another investor,” Mrs Hutley said.When she first moved into the home, Mrs Hutley said it was a great place to bring children up in the suburb.“We were close to shops and schools,” she said. “It really is a nice suburb.”More from newsFor under $10m you can buy a luxurious home with a two-lane bowling alley5 Apr 2017Military and railway history come together on bush block24 Apr 2019 4 Enbrook St, Bracken Ridge.Other features of the home include two living areas plus a large dining room.There is a covered courtyard-style pergola, which will no doubt come in handy during the summer months for catch-ups with friends and family.Ms Allen said the property was being sold with a price tag of $545,000 (negotiable).last_img read more

WARNING TO ALL – Jacinda Ardern: Abortion ‘shouldn’t be a crime’

first_imgJacinda Ardern: Abortion ‘shouldn’t be a crime’Stuff 4 September 2017Family First Comment: Thanks for the clarification, Jacinda. Apparently the murder of an unborn child should no longer be seen as ‘murder’. Disturbing. Makes all your platitudes and “relentless positivity” about child abuse and child welfare completely null and void. It’s all about choice…. Apparently.Labour leader Jacinda Ardern says abortion should not be in the Crimes Act and she would change the law.Access to abortion is governed by the Crimes Act 1961 and the Contraception, Sterilisation and Abortion Act 1977.The law has not been changed since 1977, although there have been calls for it to be liberalised.During the Newshub debate on Monday night, Ardern said she would change the law if she became Prime Minister.“It shouldn’t be in the Crimes Act. People need to be able to make their own decision.”“People need to be able to make their own decisions,” said Ardern.“I want women who want access to be able to have it as a right.”Prime Minster Bill English, a conservative Catholic, said he supported the law as it was and he would be opposed to liberalisation.He described the current set-up, where a woman has to get a certificate from two separate medical professionals saying she needed an abortion, was “broadly acceptable” and was working.However, English said it would be a “conscience decision”, so his MP could vote freely on it. for ‘complex’ abortion laws to be overhauled: ‘It’s bizarre that abortion is still under the Crimes Act’TVNZ One News 6 September 2017The chief executive of Family Planning thinks it’s “bizarre” that abortion is still under the Crimes Act in New Zealand.The issue of abortion was recently raised in Monday night’s leaders debate, with the National and Labour leaders both having differing views on the matter. Bill English is in favour of keeping the law as it is, with Jacinda Ardern wanting to decriminalise abortion.Jackie Edmond chief executive of Family Planning told TVNZ1’s Breakfast that the current law around abortion has been in place since 1977 and it’s time for a change.Christian lobby group Family First says that any change to decriminalise abortion would lead to late term abortions or aborting on the basis of disability.Ms Edmond believes that wouldn’t be the case as there would still be robust systems in place and decriminalisation in other countries hasn’t led to those outcomes.READ MORE: Keep up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.last_img read more

Palace to abide by SC ruling on anti-terror law

first_imgPresidential Spokesperson Harry Roque made this remark yesterday as he insisted that the controversial law is at par with the anti-terrorism legislation of the developed countries. Albay Representative Edcel Lagman was one of the three petitioners who sought the High Court’s temporary restraining order on the implementation of the controversial law. Among the issues pointed out by Lagman was the “vague and ambiguous” definition of terrorism, the maximun 24-day detention of suspected terrorists without judicial warrant or charges, up to 90 days technical surveillance and wiretapping, and six-month period of investigation and freezing of the suspect’s assets. “The Palace will leave it to the SC to decide on these petitions and will abide by whatever the ruling is,” Roque said. “Other countries such as the United States and the United Kingdom had more draconian laws compared to the Philippines.” MANILA – The Malacañang will abide by the ruling of the Supreme Court (SC) on the various petitions questioning the constitutionality of the newly-signed Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020.center_img Two other petitions filed before SC yesterday were from a group of lawyers led by Atty. Howard Calleja and a group of Far Eastern University law professors with their dean, Mel Sta. Maria. More petitions before the High Court are expected to be filed in the days to come, including those of opposition senators Francis Pangilinan and Risa Hontiveros as well as losing senatorial candidate Jose Manuel “Chel” Diokno./PN Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque says the Malacañang will abide by the Supreme Court ruling on petitions challenging the controversial Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020.MALACAÑANGlast_img read more

Thefts of Ford trucks spike

first_imgIndianapolis, In. — Law enforcement agencies are sending a word of caution to the owners of Ford F-250 & F-350 trucks- There is a high demand for your vehicle, whole or in parts on the black market. Indianapolis Metropolitan Police officials say in recent months thefts of the trucks have spiked.Police the parts, including diesel engines, are very easy to sell on the black market.Officials say always keep your vehicle locked, no valuables inside and never the keys in the vehicle or ignition.Because Ford does not equip vehicles with the OnStar system police suggest getting a GPS tracking device.last_img

Eaglets in Must-win Clash against Cote d’Ivoire

first_imgYesterday, hosts Niger were again held to a goalless draw by Ghana after they failed to score in a second straight game of the zonal qualifier.The home boys were also held to a 0-0 draw in the opening game of the competition by Togo.The highlight of the first half was Ghana failing to convert a penalty just before the break when their player fired his kick over the crossbar.In the second half, Niger goalkeeper denied Ghana in the 51st minute, before his Ghanaian counterpart also produced a big save thereafter.Niger also had another chance to get on the scoreboard but poor finishing let them down right inside the six-yard box.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram U-17 AFCON ZONAL QUALIFIERNigeria’s Golden Eaglets will play their second game of the Under-17 AFCON zonal qualifier against Cote d’Ivoire this afternoon in Niamey, Niger Republic.The Manu Garba led Eaglets lost their first game to Burkina Faso 3-2 and must win today to stay alive in this qualifying tournament. Golden Eaglets last_img read more

Oboh Makes History, Becomes First Nigerian on European Tour

first_imgThe qualification will accord her with playing privileges for the 2019 season.She had earlier returned scores of 78,73,70 in the last three days to make the cut and join the field that will play in the final round today.It is a remarkable feat for the British-born shot-maker whose steady progress has continued to command interest from sponsors and the Nigerian golfing community.Her father, Godfrey, who is on her bag in Morocco, said his emotion at the turn of event is indescribable, saying all the hard works over the years have finally yielded fruits.“I thank all the people that have supported and prayed for Georgia, I can’t describe my joy at this moment. I am overwhelmed that finally she is now a full member of Ladies European Tour,” Godfrey Oboh said.She is the second youngest player in the competition behind Japan’s Rina Tatematsu.Oboh gleaned her first professional title last month with victory at the Cote d’Ivoire Open in Abidjan.Last night, she expressed elation after the fourth day of the qualifiers that her dream of competing at an elite level has finally come to pass.“I am happy my dream of starting my career on the European Tour has become a reality. This will surely give me the opportunity to play with the best golfers in the world. I thank God and I am grateful to my family and supporters for their prayers and encouragement since I started this journey. “The first day was full of ups and downs for me but I believe I played much better on the second day. It was indeed an improved outing on the third day and the final day was a bit better despite starting with the first tee-off on a lake,” she said.England’s Bronte Law posted a course record-equalling 10-under-par 62 in the third round, which included nine birdies in a row: an all-time record on the LET.With a 54-hole total of 13-under-par 203 in the 90-hole marathon qualifier, Law ended the day a stroke ahead of Sweden’s Linnea Ström, who posted the 10-under at Amelkis in pre-qualifying last week.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Olawale Ajimotokan in AbujaGeorgia Oboh has achieved a historic feat by becoming a full member of the Ladies European Tour (LET) and the first and youngest Nigerian to accomplish the feat.The 17-year-old carded 72 on the fourth day of the LET Qualifying School at the Lalla Aicha Tour School at Amelkis Golf Club in Casablanca, Morocco to make the top 60 from the field of 115 competing at the Q –School. Georgia Oboh last_img read more

Alumnus offers advice for jobs in politics

first_imgMichael Escoto, senior digital strategist of the National Republican Congressional Committee and a USC alumnus, advised students on how to get into politics on Monday at the Ronald Tutor Campus Center. The event “Running a Political Campaign” was hosted by the USC Political Student Assembly, an umbrella organization that facilitates discussion between different political groups on campus —  among them the USC College Democrats, USC College Republicans and USC International Relations Undergraduate Association.Upon starting the event, Escoto said that aside from being involved in political campaigns, he was also passionate about helping people break into politics.“The way I got into politics was very atypical, and I wish somebody would have talked to me about it when I was in college,” Escoto said. “There is so much to learn here and events like these are great.”Escoto then walked students through various milestones of his life in hopes of providing guidance. He discussed his first jobs after graduating from USC, which included working as a congressional district chair for the Rudy Giuliani Presidential Committee and then an Absentee Ballot and Early Vote Director for the Nevada Republican Party.Escoto then discussed some of the challenges that came along with working for the Nevada Republican Party. Although there were many absentee ballot directors in many states, Escoto was the only one in the West Coast. Ultimately, this required him to conduct conference calls in the early hours of the morning to be able to speak with politicians on the East Coast.Following his job in the Nevada Republican Party, Escoto worked for the Monaco Group, a printing and direct marketing firm. When he started working there, he and his colleagues realized that there was a wide gap between the digital presence of the Democratic and Republican Party, with the Democrats using digital media much more effectively than the Republicans. For this reason, he emphasized that a knowledge of politics wasn’t the only skill needed to work in the field and encouraged students from other disciplines to get involved in political campaigns.“Most political science majors don’t get into politics,” Escoto said. “If you want to work on a campaign, perhaps political science is not the best major. Knowing about communication can be extremely helpful.”Escoto discussed his experience working for Meg Whitman during her campaign for governor of California in 2010, as well as digital strategic consulting firm Targeted Victory between 2011 and 2015, before going into his current job at the National Republican Congressional Committee.Escoto encouraged students to be flexible for jobs in the political arena. For example, learning computer programs such as Microsoft Excel, even if it’s not immediately relevant to politics, is a must — as is being ready to learn even more on the job, he said.“When I hire people, I know most people don’t have experience,” Escoto said. “However, if they are teachable, that’s all we need.”Students demonstrated an interest in the event in order to learn more about campaigns and breaking into the industry. Clinton Keaveny, a freshman global health major and staff writer for the Daily Trojan, said that he attended the event in order to prepare for a future career in politics.“I would love to run for office one day eventually, and these events are a great opportunity to build connections,” Keaveny said.Tristan Jordan, an executive board member of PSA, said that he hoped this event would encourage USC students to become more involved in politics.“If we continue bringing more people like Michael Escoto, perhaps people would become politically engaged,” Jordan said.last_img read more

Football Notebook: Center Dan Voltz done for season with right knee injury

first_imgThe mantra of the Wisconsin football team’s offensive line has been “next man up” for the entire 2015 season.The phrase has never held more meaning than when UW head coach Paul Chryst confirmed Monday starting center Dan Voltz would miss the remainder of the season.Chryst did not know the specifics of the injury, but said he’d be out for a lengthy period of time, even for the bowl game.“Dan meant a lot to this team and certainly the offensive line,” Chryst said.Voltz left the Badgers’ 24-13 win at Illinois Saturday after his right leg gave out from underneath him inside the red zone.Redshirt freshman Michael Deiter slid inside from left guard to Voltz’s spot, redshirt freshman Micah Kapoi moved from right guard to left guard and Walker Williams came off the bench take Kapoi’s place.On the next play from scrimmage following Voltz’s injury, freshman running back Alec Ingold scored a touchdown through the left side to put the Badgers up 17-13. Kapoi sealed his block and Williams had a stong pull to clear the lane to the end zone.In addition to Voltz’s season ending, Chryst said he doesn’t expect to see redshirt freshman Hayden Biegel or senior Ray Ball play again this year.Wheels come offAlex Erickson’s 56-yard gain on an end-around down the left sideline came at a price.Junior wide receiver Robert Wheelwright, who held his block downfield to aid Erickson’s rush, got clipped by an Illini defender and left the game.Chryst announced Monday there was an “outside chance” he could return toward the end of the season.Once again, Chryst was vague regarding the nature of Wheelwright’s injury, but said it was his left leg.“I feel bad for Rob,” Chryst said. “He was playing really good football.”Meyer named Big Ten Special Teams Player of the WeekDrew Meyer had a big day against Illinois, punting the ball more than 50 yards three times and pinning the Illini inside their own 20-yard line three times.Meyer’s boot, as well as a solid coverage plan, allowed Wisconsin to win the field position battle, Chryst said.“I thought we had a good plan for it and the guys understood it,” Chryst said. “And then Drew did a nice job, so that was good.”Clement doesn’t go to IllinoisWhen Corey Clement spoke with reporters last Tuesday for the first time since his sports hernia surgery, he was confident he would travel to Illinois with the team.As it would turn out, Clement did not make the trip with the rest of the Badgers. Chryst said it simply came down to the fact Clement wasn’t game-ready.Football: Corey Clement says status still unknown for SaturdayCorey Clement’s season of uncertainty will continue this week. The junior running back’s status for Saturday’s game against Illinois remains Read…“We will always travel guys that can play, and you know, where he was at, he wasn’t going to be ready to play the game,” Chryst said. “So we will see what this week brings.”Stave still in concussion protocolJoel Stave took a hard hit Saturday and suffered a concussion, but he would later make his way back to the field.That’s because Stave initially passed the team’s concussion protocol, and when Chryst asked Stave if he was ready to go, the fifth-year quarterback said yes.It later became clear Stave wasn’t all right, so his day ended shortly thereafter. Now, Stave is still in the concussion protocol, but Chryst said he’s confident Stave will play Saturday.“He was up [in the football office] yesterday and he’s good,” Chryst said.Stave is still listed as the starter on UW’s depth chart. Teammates Michael Caputo and Alex Erickson have gone through the same protocol after suffering concussions and have played the next week.last_img read more