Di Matteo faces tough task to keep Arsenal target at Schalke

first_img Julian Draxler 1 Roberto Di Matteo’s big job as Schalke boss will be keeping Julian Draxler out of Arsenal’s hands, according to reports in Germany.The German midfielder has been on Arsene Wenger’s radar for two seasons now and his reputation is constantly growing around Europe.Ex-Chelsea boss Di Matteo was appointed in October replacing Jens Keller who had an uneasy relationship with Draxler and was often publicly critical of their star player.The 21-year-old has played five Bundesliga matches already this season and scored one goal – his stats have not been helped by the red card and subsequent two-match suspension he picked up in the 2-2 draw with Frankfurt in September, in which he scored his side’s second.last_img read more

Trudeau splits CrownIndigenous relations northern affairs in cabinet shuffle

first_imgTodd LamirandeAPTN NewsPrime Minister Justin Trudeau announced a cabinet shuffle on Wednesday, adding new ministers and shifting responsibilities for others.Carolyn Bennett is becoming the minister of Crown-Indigenous relations – dropping “northern affairs” from her title.Dominic LeBlanc, previously the minister of fisheries, oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, will now be overseeing northern affairs in his new portfolio. He’s now the minister of intergovernmental and northern affairs and internal trade.The significance of splitting northern affairs from Crown-Indigenous relations is unclear.A release from the prime minister’s office states, however, that Bennett will continue working “to renew the nation-to-nation, Inuit-Crown and government-to-government relationship between Canada and Indigenous peoples.”A spokesperson from Bennett’s office said the minister will remain responsible for any negotiations and agreements concerning Indigenous people in the North.Any non-Indigenous issues in the North, including contaminated sites and the devolution of Nunavut, will fall under LeBlanc’s portfolio.In a press release, Yukon Premier Sandy Silver, Northwest Territories Premier Bob McLeod and Nunavut Premier Joe Savikataaq congratulated the new cabinet ministers and stressed the need for a “more flexible approach to federal-territorial infrastructure funding.”Meanwhile, Jane Philpott remains the minister of Indigenous Services.As the new minister of natural resources, Amarjeet Sohi will be answering questions on the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project, along with other important pipeline projects.He’s taking over the portfolio from Jim Carr, who will become the new minister of international trade [email protected]last_img read more

Gay ExNFL Player Wade Davis Trying To Help Others

Former NFL cornerback Wade Davis played for three teams in his four-year NFL career. He did not make much of an impact on the field, however after coming out as gay, he has been quite productive off the field.Davis’ work with lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender or questioning youth has helped him find an avenue to make a much larger influence than he ever made as a player.“I started to realize that — you know what? —  there’s an opportunity here for me to really make and effect change, not only within myself but in the world.” Davis told SBNation’s Amy Nelson.“I think, subconsciously, I understood that being gay . . . the way I was raised. . . was wrong, and there was no way that my family, at least in my mind, would accept me. And also that my football family would [not] accept me, just because of the perception of being gay meant that you’re less masculine.”Davis, who played for the Washington Redskins, Tennessee Titans and Seattle Seahawks, said sharing a locker room with heterosexual players was not a treat. “I never even remotely got aroused in the locker room,” he said. “You just want to be one of the guys, and you don’t want to lose that sense of family. Your biggest fear is that you’ll lose that camaraderie and family.”While Davis is comfortable with his sexuality, he still showed some hesitation when asked if a non-star NFL player could ever come out as gay. Davis said, “I’ll be flat-out honest with you, it probably shouldn’t be if he wants to keep his job. If he’s a free agent who’s fighting for his job, maybe he shouldn’t. I don’t want to tell someone to give up their lifelong dream of playing in the NFL.”Davis suddenly changed his mind. “You know what?” he said. “Yes, it should be. Screw it. I don’t want to be in the business of telling anybody they cant live their life authentically.”He works now as a staff member at the Hetrick-Martin Institute for LGBTQ youth in New York City. “It’s a one-stop shop for not only gay and lesbian youth,  but also non-conforming youth, to find really great services and a sense of family, if they don’t have that,” he said. “I tell people often that I’m living my second dream, because I get to do a job every day that really changes lives.” read more

Lesson Learned Jason Kidd Gets 1st Technical Foul in

“I deserved the T,” Jason Kidd declared, after the former basketball player turned head coach walked onto the court to argue with the referee.Kidd, the new Brooklyn Nets head coach, made a rookie mistake during a Summer League game when he marched out of the coaching box and was punished immediately.“I’ve seen some of these coaches be all the way down on the other end, so I can’t follow their lead in that aspect,” said Kidd,  “I learned real quickly where the box is.”

The Bahamas Expression Of Support 11 September

first_img Related Items:september 11 Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppNassau, Bahamas – The Government and people of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas through the ministry of foreign affairs has sent expressions of support to the United States on the anniversary of the attack on 11 September. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp This Day in History: September 11th Recommended for youlast_img

Former Bahamian Senator in Police Custody one more night arraignment Friday

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, July 20, 2017 – Nassau – Former PLP Senator, Frank Smith will spend a second night in police custody after his day in court today was delayed to tomorrow. Smith was reportedly interrogated by Police and was today escorted into the courthouse, wearing a dark coloured suit, looking clean shaven but handcuffed at the back and with head upright for a late afternoon session but his file was not ready.This means it is one more night in a police jail cell and a return to court tomorrow for the former chairman of the Public Hospitals Authority.   Frank Smith’s attorney, Damian Gomez, QC expressed shock at the fact that the file on Smith was not ready and told one media house that it was a veiled attempt to prevent a bail application for Mr. Smith.Smith has been in custody since Wednesday at 11am, he is due to return to court where Joyann Ferguson-Pratt is Chief Magistrate, tomorrow at 11am and was accompanied at court by his wife, father in law Sir Franklyn Wilson and mother in law, former President of the Senate and judge herself, Sharon Wilson.   While there is speculation of the impending charges against Smith, in court tomorrow is where we will know for sure what his alleged crimes are.#MagneticMediaNews#FrankSmithincustody Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#FrankSmithincustody, #magneticmedianewslast_img read more

Emery discusses Arsenals fast start against Liverpool

first_imgArsenal manager Unai Emery has revealed his delight at his team’s fast start to the game against Liverpool last weekend.One criticism leveled at the Gunners of late has been their slow start to football games and, since that was addressed during the club’s 2-2 draw against Jurgen Klopp’s side and Emery wants that to continue this weekend and beyond.“Against Liverpool I think we had more in the 90 minutes of the game,” he said, according to BT Sport.“Our idea is to repeat matches with this pace over 90 minutes. It’s not easy because other teams have their moments in the matches. But our idea is to continue improving this.”Jadon SanchoMerson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.“It is about the progress in the team. The progress is about continuing to create confidence and creating also tactically different ways to improve.”“The first thing we must do to improve is to continue with our way, with our positioning and our aggressiveness, with the ball and without the ball, and then taking confidence to do these things better every match.”“The confidence can come, firstly, from winning matches and then also from when you feel it on the pitch you have a capacity to battle against teams with the potential of (a team like) Liverpool.”last_img read more

Natural gas leak prompts road closures in Santee

first_img KUSI Newsroom Updated: 1:30 PM Posted: September 18, 2018 Natural gas leak prompts road closures in Santee KUSI Newsroom, center_img September 18, 2018 SANTEE (KUSI) – A construction accident caused a natural gas leak that forced street closures at a busy East County intersection Tuesday, authorities reported.A worker with a private contractor inadvertently ruptured a 1-inch- diameter utility pipeline about 10 a.m. while digging in front of a home at Cottonwood Avenue and Mission Gorge Road in Santee, according to San Diego Gas & Electric.Deputies shut down traffic lanes at the road crossing, as well as along nearby Buena Vista Avenue and Cottonwood Avenue, sheriff’s Lt. Amber Baggs said.Officials evacuated a single home close to the broken line as utility personnel worked to get the leak under control, a process that took about an hour, SDG&E spokesman Joe Britton said.No injuries were reported.To prevent such mishaps, SDG&E officials urge anyone planning excavation work in the county to first notify the utility company, which sends personnel to mark the location of underground gas lines, Britton noted. Those wishing to take advantage of the free service are asked to call 811. Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more