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How Arsenal squad are staying fit during coronavirus lockdown

first_imgArteta was the first Premier League manager to contract the disease (Picture: Getty Images)The Arsenal squad are receiving personalised training routines to maintain fitness while in quarantine over the coronavirus pandemic. Mikel Arteta tested positive for Covid-19 last Thursday, prompting the entire first-team squad and staff to self-isolate for 14 days. Their training ground at London Colney and Hale End academy centre have been cleared as they undergo deep cleans. Advertisement Advertisement How Arsenal squad are staying fit during coronavirus lockdown Metro Sport ReporterMonday 16 Mar 2020 1:59 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link865Shares The Arsenal squad will not train together until the end of the month (Picture: Getty Images)According to the Evening Standard, the players in quarantine have been given tailored programmes to carry out in their own homes. ADVERTISEMENT Visit our live blog for the latest updates Coronavirus news liveMost of the first team have their own gyms, and extra kit and equipment has been sent out to those in need of it. AdvertisementAdvertisementMore: 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 ArsenalBoss Mikel Arteta was the first Premier League manager to fall victim to the disease, while his wife Lorena Bernal insisted the Spaniard is ‘feeling fine’. His diagnosis prompted the FA to suspend all league matches until at least April 4, with top-flight clubs set to meet on March 19 to discuss the next steps. The Gunners squad are due to end their self-isolation period on March 25, when they will be able to return to full training. Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page.MORE: Wayne Rooney reveals Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain had never heard of Arsenal hero Marc OvermarsMORE: Barcelona cool interest in Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Commentlast_img read more

Governor Wolf Tours AlphaLab Gear on “Jobs that Pay” Tour

first_img January 07, 2016 Governor Wolf Tours AlphaLab Gear on “Jobs that Pay” Tour Economy,  Jobs That Pay,  Press Release Pittsburgh, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf visited AlphaLab Gear on his “Jobs that Pay” tour. AlphaLab Gear, launched by Innovation Works, has received investment through the Ben Franklin Technology Development Authority (BFTDA). The commonwealth, through DCED, provides capital to BFTDA to be used for purposes of advancing Pennsylvania’s technology companies through strategic programs such as the Ben Franklin Technology Partners, the three Pennsylvania Life Sciences Greenhouses, and the BFTDA’s Venture Investment Program.“My administration is working to continue to move Pennsylvania forward by creating a business climate that supports Pennsylvania’s entrepreneurs,” said Governor Wolf. “The extremely talented staff and companies working at AlphaLab Gear is helping to drive innovation, making Pennsylvania a leader in technology start-ups and solutions to business manufacturing needs.”AlphaLab Gear is a hardware accelerator that helps entrepreneurs make rapid progress through the early stages of product and customer development. AlphaLab Gear houses a variety of companies within their portfolio of entrepreneurial businesses, including companies that produce pedicabs, robotic trash cans that sort recyclables, and personalized wedding products, among others.“Pittsburgh has transformed into a technology hub where startups and developing companies can grow successfully,” said Governor Wolf. “It’s important that we work to replicate the efforts made here all across the commonwealth.”Innovation Works (IW) invests capital, business expertise and other resources into high-potential companies with the greatest likelihood for regional economic impact. IW is the single largest investor in seed-stage companies in this region and one of the most active in the country. Innovation Works launched AlphaLab Gear in 2013 as a novel accelerator for hardware, robotics, and other physical-products companies.Innovation Works is part of the Ben Franklin Technology Partners network and is the Ben Franklin Technology Partner (BFTP) of the Southwestern PA. In 2015, the Ben Franklin Technology Development Authority approved $3.5M for each of the four regional Ben Franklin Technology Partners to encourage investments that advance the competitiveness of commonwealth companies in the global economy.In 2014, the four regional BFTP client companies created 1,103 jobs and retained 1,224 jobs. Fifty-nine new companies were launched, through the support of the BFTPs, with an additional 1,125 businesses being assisted, 311 new products and processes being launched, and 130 patents and software copyrights being awarded.Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Rates cash eyed for SkyCity

first_imgNZ Herald 23 December 2014Auckland Council and Mayor Len Brown were yesterday blindsided by suggestions from the Government and SkyCity that ratepayer money be used to fund the shortfall in costs for a controversial convention centre.SkyCity chief executive Nigel Morrison yesterday also confirmed his company wants a taxpayer-funded top-up and was willing to walk away from the deal if it doesn’t get it, after last week revealing a rise of up to $130 million for the centre, originally priced at $402 million.SkyCity was favoured by the Government to build the centre over rival bidders for its willingness to fund and operate the facility itself without taxpayer funds, in return for gambling concessions including more gaming machines and a licence extension.Mr Morrison said SkyCity “absolutely” wanted a taxpayer top-up and issued a veiled threat to walk away from the project.“This is an unprecedented investment in tourism infrastructure in Auckland. read more

2nd Edition of Waraka Sewinal Festival to be held on December 16-17, 2011

first_img Share Share Sharing is caring! Share 36 Views   no discussionscenter_img Sweinal Festival press conference. Photo credit: Gregory RabessThe second edition of the Waraka Séwinal Festival will be held in Atkinson on December 16-17, 2011. This was disclosed at a press conference held by the Atkinson Village Council and the Sewinal Festival Committee last Friday (Dec 2, 2011) at the Old Mill Cultural Centre.The main festival event is the Grand Séwinal Concert and Street Festival on Saturday December 17, 2011 featuring performances by individual singers, traditional séwinal (jing ping) bands, choirs, dancers, drumming and steel pan ensembles. These include the Paix Bouche Cultural Group, Petite Savanne Jing Ping Band, Bits and Pieces of Layou, Athie Martin Steel Pan Ensemble, Ti Bwa, Marigot Cultural Group, Bann Akayo Séwinal Band, Copee, Gregory Rabess, Atkinson Primary School Choir, Atkinson Youth Dancers, the KTZ Band of Bataca, Hot Pepper Sewinal Band among others.Millenium Sounds are providing sound and lighting for the event and for the first time in its history, the Swinging Stars will be performing in Atkinson following the main concert.Other Festival events include the Atkinson Primary School Miss Noel Show and the Antrizzle Séwinal Splash both of which take place on Friday December 16, 2011. The Waraka Séwinal Festival is aimed at promoting and sustaining the séwinal tradition, showcasing local talent, attracting visitors to the community and enhancing Christmas celebrations in Dominica.The village of Atkinson, also known by its Kalinago name Waraka, boasts a very strong séwinal tradition dating back to the early 1900s. During the weeks leading up to Christmas, groups of singers and séwinal bands go from house to house singing Christmas carols, cantiques noel and local séwinal songs which features Papa Nwèl (Father Christmas) as the central figure. This is an all night affair. The Waraka Séwinal Festival builds on this tradition and ensures that it survives for future generations.Press Release EntertainmentLocalNews 2nd Edition of Waraka Sewinal Festival to be held on December 16-17, 2011 by: – December 5, 2011 Tweetlast_img read more

DSC students display art competence

first_imgEducationLocalNewsTertiary DSC students display art competence by: – June 21, 2012 Tweet Sharing is caring! 27 Views   no discussions Sharecenter_img Share Share On Monday, 25th June 2012, Dominica State College (DSC) first year students of the Faculty of Education (FoE) will put on public display, samples of the outstanding art pieces they have created in their art course. The samples will feature a wide range of art categories including sketching, water colour painting, craft posters, pop-up card, lettering and demonstration of craft paper.Head of the Japanese Art Team, Akiko Paketsuru, in reflecting on the quality of the exhibition, says “I feel joyful that the teachers will have a gift their future pupils”.The exhibition begins at 10:00 am with a short ceremony at which DSC officials will make brief remarks, and current head of the Japanese team Ms. Akiko Paketsuru will make very brief comments about the exhibits and present tokens of recognition to deserving students.The exhibition culminates 39 hours of instruction by a team of Japanese art professionals. Various Japanese teams have assisted the College in the teaching of Art from September 2002. This art programme is a requirement for graduation for students pursuing the DSC Associate Degree in Primary Education.Dean of the Faculty of Education, Merrill J. Matthew, noting the outcome of the programme says, “The Art Programme adds tremendous value to the quality of the training the College provides for our primary school teachers”.The entire College community congratulates the students on their achievement and encourages the public to come to view the exhibition on Monday, 25th June, 2012 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at the Bath Estate Campus.Press Releaselast_img read more

Rokita and Crouch chosen as GOP candidates for November election

first_imgStatewide—The Indiana GOP announced this afternoon that the candidate for the Republican Attorney General in the upcoming November elections will be Todd Rokita.  The vote went 3 rounds before a candidate was selected as the winning candidate had to have at least 50% of the vote.  Greensburg native and Decatur County Prosecutor Nathan Harter dropped out in round 2 of the voting process. Harter stated on Facebook that he fully endorses Todd Rokita for Attorney General and ask his supporters to do the same. In the Lt. Governor race, current Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch was selected to run with Governor Holcomb in November on the Republican ticket.last_img read more

Europe build big lead as US toil

first_img For the second day running, the home side won a record three and a half points from the afternoon session to move within sight of an eighth victory in the last 10 contests. “We are not finished. We have a lot of work to do and we have to be on it in the morning,” insisted European captain Paul McGinley, who was a vice-captain in Chicago two years ago when Jose Maria Olazabal’s side recovered from the same deficit. Press Association McGinley kept faith with Westwood and Donaldson and was rewarded with a hard-fought 2&1 win over Zach Johnson and Matt Kuchar, which gave Westwood his 23rd point in the Ryder Cup, half a point more than the late Seve Ballesteros and just two short of the record held by Nick Faldo. Graeme McDowell and Victor Dubuisson then cruised to a 5&4 win – their second foursomes success – over Jimmy Walker and Rickie Fowler, with McDowell once again hailing his rookie French partner. “I can’t say enough about how talented this kid is,” McDowell said. “He might be the best player I have played with since Rory McIlroy and that’s saying a lot.” The other two matches were far closer, with Garcia and McIlroy halving 10 holes in succession against Furyk and Mahan before birdies on the 14th and 16th sealed victory. “I would love to take credit for it but I think Rory beat three guys today,” Garcia said. “I was not at my best but Rory calmed me down a lot.” Rose and Kaymer – who stepped in for Stenson as the Swede rested a sore back – won the 12th and 15th to get back to all square against Spieth and Reed and were then given an amazing let-off on the 16th, Reed missing from two feet for par after his opponents had made an ugly six. The US pair won the 17th to take a lead up the last, but found an impossible lie in a greenside bunker and were forced to play away from the pin. Kaymer had a more straightforward shot from the same hazard and, when Spieth missed his birdie attempt, Rose converted from five feet to snatch a half. “We had our chances but when we were walking up the 18th I said to Justin we deserve at least a half,” Kaymer said. “I said let’s put it on the green and make three but we had a good up and down instead.” “This is far from over.” And world number one Rory McIlroy, who claimed his first win of the week alongside Sergio Garcia, added: “There is n o complacency on our side. We know it’s the score it was in Medinah two years ago.” US captain Tom Watson, who left Phil Mickelson out for the entire day for the first time in 10 Ryder Cups, said: ” First of all we have come back from 10-6 (at Brookline in 1999). They know it and I’ll reiterate it. “You might think it’s a given that the Europeans will win, but I sure as hell don’t.” With a 5-3 lead overnight, Justin Rose and Henrik Stenson had given the home side the perfect start with an amazing 3&2 win over Bubba Watson and Matt Kuchar, the home pair making 10 birdies in succession from the seventh to finish 12 under par for 16 holes. However, that was the only fourball win for McGinley’s side as Jim Furyk and Hunter Mahan beat Lee Westwood and Jamie Donaldson 4&3 and rookie pair Jordan Spieth and Patrick Reed thrashed Thomas Bjorn and Martin Kaymer 5&3. And it took some belated heroics from Ryder Cup talisman Ian Poulter to ensure he and McIlroy claimed half a point against Jimmy Walker and Rickie Fowler to keep the home side in front by 6 1/2 to 5 1/2. Poulter holed a pitch from short of the 15th green for birdie to avoid going two down and also birdied the par-five 16th, but by that stage had already been left out of the afternoon foursomes. The United States will need their own version of the ‘Miracle at Medinah’ at Gleneagles after another brilliant foursomes performance gave Europe a 10-6 lead heading into the final day of the 40th Ryder Cup. last_img read more

Wisconsin faces 1-and-done situation against Mercyhurst

first_imgBrooke Ammerman has had a standout season for the Badgers, racking up 74 points on 32 goals and 42 assists. After a tough loss to UMD in the second round of the WCHA tournament last Friday, Ammerman is confident UW is back on track.[/media-credit]A do-or-die situation is upon the No. 1 ranked Wisconsin women’s hockey team as they enter the NCAA tournament.The Badgers (31-4-2, 23-3-2 WCHA) earned the top seed in the tournament and will host Mercyhurst at home Saturday night in the quarterfinal round. The chance to prolong their season is at stake, as the winner in the one-game series will advance to the Frozen Four.For head coach Mark Johnson, the upcoming game is an exciting event, but also the most challenging game to win.“If you win the game then you are only two steps from a national championship, but if you lose the game you don’t really get that feeling of being close,” Johnson said. “It is a hard game to win, I think having been through it a few times the players understand that.”After suffering an upset loss to Minnesota-Duluth in the semifinal round of the WCHA playoff tournament last Friday, UW is determined to learn from its mistakes and push forward, with one eye on another national championship.Friday’s game presented the Badgers with ample opportunities. Johnson said although not playing a bad game, the team was not able to execute when it came down to crunch time.Going only 1-9 on power plays against the Bulldogs, the Badgers have been working on improving their performance on special teams at practice this week. Sophomore forward Brittany Ammerman said she believes the loss will serve as motivation for the upcoming game.“I think we have definitely put [the loss] behind us and we are using it as fuel to the fire for this weekend,” Ammerman said. “It is one of the most fun weekends of the year, it is our last stand at home and a lot of people come to this game so there will be a lot of good energy.”Mercyhurst enters the game with an overall record of 23-7-3 and, similar to UW, lost its last game. The Lakers fell to Robert Morris in the College Hockey America League Championship, 3-2.The Badgers will have to keep an eye on forward Bailey Bram, who leads the Lakers’ scoreboard with 68 points this season. Bram was also a top 10 finalist for the Patty Kazmaier Award, which is given to the top player each season.For Wisconsin’s sophomore goaltender Alex Rigsby, the offensive production Mercyhurst is capable of is met with confidence.“I have been told they shoot a lot. I am excited for that part; I always like getting a lot of shots,” Rigsby said. “Everyone is really excited about this weekend to play against Mercyhurst. It is a different team that we have never played against so far.”The two teams have met only twice before in the NCAA tournament, the last time being in the 2009 championship game in which the Badgers shut out the Lakers in a 5-0 win.Wisconsin remains focused on the game ahead and is eager to begin play, hoping to repeat last year’s success as national champions. The program has achieved four national titles in the past six years under Johnson. A fifth title would tie the Badgers for the most national championships with Minnesota-Duluth.But despite success in the past, the Badgers are not underestimating their opponent.“You have eight teams capable of winning the national championship and it comes down to the ability to come out on the ice Saturday and execute,” Johnson said. “It should be a good match up there, should be a lot of excitement.”last_img read more

Boost in Irish camp ahead of Australia rugby clash

first_imgConnacht’s Ultan Dillane and Munster’s Peter O’Mahony have been declared fit.CJ Stander and Rob Kearney are said to be making good progress in their recovery.Both are going through return-to-play protocols.last_img

Andrew Wiggins hoping to emulate Steve Nash and highlight basketball in Canada

first_imgNash spoke those words about Wiggins last year, months before Cleveland would pick him No. 1 overall in the NBA draft and trade him to Minnesota as part of a deal for Kevin Love.Then, Nash openly hoped the Lakers would land the top pick, select Wiggins and experience a mutually fruitful partnership. Wiggins would help accelerate the Lakers’ rebuilding process. His growth would also blossom amid the Lakers’ storied history, Bryant’s demanding leadership and Nash’s role as the general manager of the Canadian men’s basketball team. That obviously did not happen. The Lakers landed the seventh pick and selected Kentucky forward Julius Randle, who lasted only one game before suffering a season-ending right leg injury. But Nash sounded intrigued about passing the torch to Wiggins as the next Canadian basketball ambassador despite their contrasting stories.Nash called himself “the long shot” after rising from obscurity at St. Michaels in Victoria, British Columbia, in high school and Santa Clara University into a Hall of Fame career. Nash described Wiggins, who grew up in Toronto, as the “anointed player-child” after sparking immediate buzz at Huntington (W.Va.) Prep and for one year at the University of Kansas. “The pressure on me was to fight, scrap and claw and prove that I belong. The pressure on him is to live up to expectations,” Nash said of Wiggins. “It was tough for me because it was either you put up or you’re out of the college and the pros. For him, it’s tough because everybody is watching. Everybody is a critic and watching for one little weakness.”Those criticisms have seemed extensive, ranging from Wiggins’ work ethic, consistency and ball handling. But those in the Canadian men’s basketball program believe those proved unfair because it glossed over Wiggins’ selflessness and defense. It also did not account for Wiggins’ athleticism and development. Yet, Wiggins credited Nash for guiding him even though their relationship seems limited. Though they have talked occasionally in person, Nash Wiggins’ father and others involved in Canadian basketball said Nash’s interactions mostly involved Wiggins’ parents. Accounts suggested that dynamic stemmed from the players’ busy schedules taking place on other sides of the country.“He would just tell me to be the best player I can be,” Wiggins said of Nash. “I’ve made progress in high school, college and now with that. I think every game in the NBA, I’m a lot better than I was before just by learning a lot.”Wiggins sounded intent on learning more. Having played for the Canadian junior teams in 2010 and 2012, Wiggins plans to play in July for his native country in the Pan-Am Games in Toronto in hopes of Canada qualifying for the 2016 Olympics in Brazil. “That’s my plan,” Wiggins said. “Hopefully I can do it.” Nash admitted Wiggins’ possible involvement partly motivated him to become the national team’s general manager in 2012, nearly 12 years after leading Canada to the quarterfinals of the 2000 Sydney Olympics. Could Wiggins help Canada make the next push and medal for the first time since winning silver in the 1936 Games? Perhaps. Nash even characterized Wiggins’ ascension as a “pivotal moment in time for our country.” “We’re going to want it not just be to about what can Andrew do for Canada, but what can Canada do for Andrew?” Nash said. “That’s the same with all our other players. We want them to come together and give their country an opportunity to become an elite basketball nation. While they’re doing that for the betterment of the country, we want to get each individual a special opportunity to develop their skills.” Their respective journeys took Steve Nash and Andrew Wiggins on different paths, even if their end destination seems the same.The 41-year-old Nash formally announced his intentions to retire nearly three weeks ago. His injury-riddled three years with the Lakers marking a sour last chapter to an otherwise future Hall of Fame resume that includes two NBA MVP awards and a third-place standing on the league’s all-time assists list. Meanwhile, the Minnesota Timberwolves (16-62) enter Friday’s game against the Lakers (20-57) at Staples Center with the 20-year-old Wiggins establishing his case for winning the NBA’s Rookie of the Year award by leading his class in points per game (16.7) and minutes played (35.9). Wiggins also won rookie-of-the-month honors for four consecutive months before Lakers rookie guard Jordan Clarkson nabbed the honor for March.Nash amazed crowds through 18 NBA seasons and eight All-Star appearances with dazzling passes as arguably the best point guard of this past generation. Wiggins, a small forward, has sparked buzz for his freakish athleticism and defensive versatility.With both players sharing Canadian roots, Wiggins echoed what many of his native citizens have said about Nash’s influence. “He’s making other people want to play basketball in Canada whether it’s him being a mentor or a role model for Canadians,” Wiggins said in an interview with Los Angeles News Group. “I want to make the same impact he made.”Whether that happens seems as fascinating as one of Nash’s no-look pass or one of Wiggins’ dunks. With Wiggins representing one of 12 Canadians that currently play in the NBA, Nash envisioned that Wiggins has “got that type of potential not necessarily to be Kobe Bryant, but to be a franchise-type player.”“We’re talking about a guy who can be a 20-plus-point-per-game scorer and a lockdown defender in the NBA. Those guys typically make max money,” Nash said in an interview with L.A. News Group. “It’s going to depend on how mentally tough Andrew is and how hard he plays. But I think what people misplace is he’s a very young man. When so much is expected of people, they don’t want a learning curve.”center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more