Unai Emery explains why Lucas Torreira isn’t playing as a defensive midfielder for Arsenal

first_imgUnai Emery explains why Lucas Torreira isn’t playing as a defensive midfielder for Arsenal Advertisement Advertisement Lucas Torreira impressed in his conventional role against Argentina earlier this week (Picture: Getty)MORE: Lucas Torreira proves Arsenal manager Unai Emery wrong with superb defensive midfield display for Uruguay‘We need that position for the capacity to build up, it’s a big responsibility.‘He needs to achieve confidence, achieve more matches and more experience to take the confidence to do that.‘He can play as a defensive midfielder but we need a defensive midfielder [to be] offensive because the build up for us is very important.‘Lucas can learn and improve but to give him that responsibility of building up and creating a lot of combinations with our team, he needs more time to learn or improve in that issue.’MORE: Lucas Torreira has a ‘big future’ at Arsenal, insists Unai EmeryMORE: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette will leave if Arsenal don’t improve, warns Martin Keown Comment Lucas Torreira is reportedly unhappy with Unai Emery after he change his role in the Arsenal team (Picture: Getty)Unai Emery insists Lucas Torreira needs to improve his playmaking abilities before he is trusted to play at the base of Arsenal’s midfield.The combative Uruguay international impressed last season following his transfer from Sampdoria, having been identified by the club’s former head of recruitment Sven Mislintat.Torreira’s form, however, tailed off towards the end of last term and, after arriving back late following international commitments in the summer, he has been in and out of Emery’s side.When he has appeared, the 23-year-old has been asked to play in an unfamiliar, more advanced role. Torreira’s agent claimed earlier this week that Emery’s tactical demands were a source of frustration to his client who has been heavily linked with a return to Serie A, amid reported interest from Napoli and AC Milan.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTAsked why Torreira hadn’t been featuring as a conventional defensive midfielder ahead of Saturday’s must-win match against Southampton, Emery said: ‘But what is a defensive midfielder? Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 23 Nov 2019 10:01 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link763Shareslast_img read more

Use of triggers in FTSE 100 pension funds to hasten equity exodus

first_img“This type of mechanism,” LCP’s report said, “potentially enables schemes to de-risk without any additional contributions being required from the sponsoring employer.“Given the relatively wide-spread use of such triggers, we can expect to see further moves out of equities in future years as and when equity markets rise and funding levels improve.”Schemes in the index had marginally increased their exposure to equities in 2012.However, strong returns and improved funding since will have seen movement back towards liability-matching assets.The FTSE 100 funds currently have 33% of assets invested in equities, a slight fall from 34.5% with a shift into bonds and other assets.“This is in the context of a period when equities significantly outperformed bonds,” LCP said. “If no rebalancing had been undertaken, the equity allocation would have increased by around 4%.”Contributing to the fall in exposure were the BG Group schemes, which moved 23% of their £1.1bn out of equities and into bonds.However, not all schemes followed suit, with security firm G4S shifting allocation during 2013 to have 4% in bonds (down from 22%) and 26% in equities (up from 15%).LCP’s research also showed contributions into DB schemes from sponsoring employers decreased over the course of 2013 by £2bn to £14.8bn.Estimates from the consultancy suggest £7.6bn of this was used to cut deficits rather than employee-based benefits.The consultancy said the drop was partly due to fewer significant contributions taking place in 2013, and an increased use of non-cash funding and asset-backed contributions.Thirty-eight of the 100 firms now use such methods.Use of these arrangements, which usually see a property or assets used to underpin the scheme income on a contingent funding basis, has come under scrutiny from the Pensions Regulator.While not outlawing the use of such methods, the body has suggested increased guidance on the matter, while the Pension Protection Fund has said it would only take into account property-backed arrangements in levy calculations.The research also said a wholesale switch from indexing pensions against the retail prices index towards the government’s latest calculation, RPIJ, would immediately shave £20bn off scheme deficits. The growing use of triggers in UK pension funds will hasten the shift from equities to bonds as funding levels improve through 2014, research suggests.According to LCP’s ‘Accounting for Pensions’ report, pension funds from the country’s largest 100 companies marginally decreased equity exposure in 2013, but several had set up automatic de-risking triggers.The triggers automatically switch equities into bonds as the funding in pension schemes increase, leaving companies moving out of equity holdings just as the asset class’s value rises.Two of the FTSE 100 firms using triggers – distribution firm Bunzl and packaging firm Rexam – both disclosed the use in their annual reports, contributing to the general move away from the asset class.last_img read more

Brisbane’s cheapest rental suburbs

first_imgThe home at 44 Giancarlo Cres, Doolandella.Darra, Wacol, Doolandella, Durack, Inala and Richlands were listed in a Queensland Rental Tenancy Authority report as having the cheapest rent for a three-bedroom house in Brisbane, with renters paying a median of just $330 a week in the quarter to June. While this is down $10 dollars per week from the quarter to June 2016 for Durack and Wacol, it is up $10 per week for Doolandella, Durack, Inala and Richlands for the same period. Larapinta and Willawong were also the next cheapest suburbs, with rent paid $350 per week for a three-bedroom house.Manage My Property principal John Lui said areas like Doolandella were great value for money because while they were a little further out, resulting in lower rents, they still had easy access to all directions.“You go to south, north, or west, because of the highway.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus17 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market17 hours ago“It is affordable for people to live and has easy access.” Top 5 cheapest areas to rent a two-bedroom apartment (by median): 1. Rocklea — $2082. Algester and Parkinson — $2903. Nathan — $2954. Northgate — $3135. Salisbury — $318 Top 5 cheapest areas to rents a three-bedroom house (by median): 1. Darra, Wacol, Doolandella, Durack, Inala and Richlands — $330 2. Acacia Ridge, Larapinta, Willawong and Kuraby — $350 3. Archerfield, Coopers Plains, Forest Lake and Carole Park — $360 4. Bald Hills — $370 5. Rocklea — $380Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 9:24Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -9:24 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD288p288pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis 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.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenCoreLogic Brisbane Housing Market Update – August 201809:25 The two-bedroom unit at 3/73 Bale St, Rocklea, is for rent.THOSE renting in the southern Brisbane were the real winners with four of its suburbs the cheapest in the city to rent an apartment. Rocklea was listed in a Queensland Rental Tenancy Authority report as having the cheapest rent for a two-bedroom apartment in Brisbane, with renters paying a median of just $208 a week in the quarter to June. This is down $112 dollars from the quarter to June 2016 when the median rent was $320.Parkinson came in second place, with rent a median of $290 per week for a two-bedroom flat, and Nathan a close third at $295 a week. Salisbury came in fifth place behind Northgate, with a median rent of $318 weekly.Meanwhile, those renting in the southwest suburbs were the real winners with six of its suburbs the cheapest in the city to rent a house. last_img read more

Peru LNG ships five cargoes in Jan

first_imgLNG World News Staff Image courtesy of Peru LNGThe Peruvian liquefied natural gas (LNG) export facility at Pampa Melchorita shipped five cargoes of the fuel in January.According to the shipping data provided by the state-owned Perupetro, the five vessels in total loaded some 0.34 million tonnes.Two cargoes were shipped to Japan and Spain, each, while one shipment went to South Korea.Peru’s LNG export facility shipped 443 vessels in total since it started operations in June 2010.The 4.45 million tons per year gas liquefaction plant is located 170 kilometers south of Lima and receives gas via a 408-kilometer pipeline built across the Andes.Peru LNG is owned by a consortium of Hunt Oil Company (50%), SK Energy (20%), Shell (20%), and Marubeni (10%).last_img

22 cops, 4 jail officers monitored for ‘drug links’

first_img“Based in our records, these police officers and jail officers are drugprotectors, but we have yet to prove their involvement,” said Tablate. He said they are still conducting an in-depth investigation andvalidation to rid the service of these scalawags. “There are law enforces in the region linked to illegal drugs,especially police and jail officers,” PDEA-6 director Alex Tablate said. But hedid not identify them.     ILOILO City – At least 22 police personnel and four jail officers ofthe Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) in Western Visayas are underinvestigation and surveillance for alleged involvement in narcotics and otherillegal activities, according to the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency(PDEA)-6. Tablate, however, admitted it was hard to pin them down. “They are notpersonally selling illegal drugs and they are only protecting them,” heexplained. For his part, BJMP-6 deputy director for administration JailSuperintendent Gilbert Peremne said he has to consult his intelligence officersto verify the identity of the four narco-jail officers. “I have to meet my intelligence officers and the PDEA to know who arethese personnel because we are conducting non-stop drug clearing operation onjail and drug test to all personnel likewise to inmates,” Peremne said.     Some of them, according to the PDEA-6 director, have been in the listsince 2018 and some are new “protectors.” “But, if there’s an evidence against them, then we have to conduct anoperation in order for them to be put in prison because they are supposed tospearhead the campaign against illegal drugs,” Tablate stressed.    He added that these active uniformed personnel are allegedly benefitingfrom the illegal drug trade.    “We are not tolerating this kind of illegal activity and if proven thatthey are guilty, they will face dismissal from service because this is acapital offense,” added Peremne./PNlast_img read more

La Liga plan to restart with Seville derby on Friday night

first_img Diario AS build upon an initial report from Cadena Ser that the league plan to get the campaign back underway by mid-June and hope to complete the remaining 11 matchdays by the end of July. Sevilla sporting director Monchi has said: “There is no better way for La Liga to return than this derby. It will be one more incentive, as we are all looking forward to football returning and that first match will be magnificent.” Spanish football has suspended indefinitely since the middle of March and was stopped just before the scheduled Seville derby at Sevilla’s Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan stadium.Advertisement League chief Javier Tebas and his organisation have consistently voiced their confidence on the competition returning this season and for all outstanding games to be played. Loading… Read Also: Messi donates €500k towards the fight against COVID-19 Players across La Liga have returned to individual training sessions from late last week after mass testing for the coronavirus took place among all 42 clubs across the top two divisions. Tebas insisted on Movistar, as cited by Marca, that whilst the league will continue to adhere to advice from Spanish health authorities, they remain confident that there is a minimal risk of staging the remainder of the games. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Promoted ContentBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoThese Films Were Sued For The Weirdest ReasonsThese TV Characters Left The Show And It Just Got Better6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A Drone6 Great Ancient Mysteries That Make China Worth VisitingDid You Know There’s A Black Hole In The Milky Way?You’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Top7 Reasons It’s Better To Be A VeganCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayA Rihanna Museum Is Probably Opening Soon La Liga plan to restart the 2019/20 campaign with the Seville derby between Sevilla and Real Betis being staged on Friday night,  June 12.last_img read more

Entry forms available for Dodge City Raceway Park Sprint Car Nationals

first_imgBy Lonnie Wheatley DODGE CITY, Kan. – The Dodge City Raceway Park Sprint Car Nationals is expanding from two to three nights in 2019.  And with the June event rapidly approaching, entries are now being accepted for the upcoming third annual Lubbock Wrecker Service-sponsored event.  Tickets to the Thursday and Friday preliminary events are $12 for each night with Saturday’s finale $20 while children 11 and under are free each night.  Pit passes are $30 for each night. Entries submitted prior to June 6 are $50 with driver’s pit pass $20 for each night.  Entries submitted after June 6 are $75 with driver pit pass the standard $30 per night. Each night of racing will fire off at 7:30 p.m. After Fort Worth, Texas driver Kevin Ramey topped the inaugural version of the DCRP 305 Sprint Car Nationals in 2017, Fairview, Okla.’s Jake Martens pocketed $4,040 including lap money by fending off a last-lap slider from Jake Bubak and then beating Chad Koch to the stripe in last year’s hair-raising finale. The $3,000-to-win IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car event that could potentially climb to as much as $4,500 with lap money included is set for June 13-15 atop the 3/8-mile clay oval in southwest Kansas. The rapidly-evolving event includes the Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars along with the United Rebel Sprint Series and Sprint Series of Oklahoma. Holiday Inn Express & Suites Dodge City located at 201 4th Avenue is the official lodging partner of Dodge City Raceway Park.  Race fans staying at the Holiday Inn & Suites Dodge City will want to request the special DCRP rate for their visit when making reservations. Contact the Holiday Inn Express at 620-225-1000. This year’s event fires off with the first of two preliminary events on Thursday, June 13, with a second round of preliminary action on Friday before culminating with Saturday’s championship finale. Entry forms are available at https://www.dodgecityraceway.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/DCRP-305-Sprint-Car-Nationals-2019-Entry-Form.pdf. Joining in on Thursday action will be the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks with IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars on the card for Friday and then IMCA SportMods on Saturday. last_img read more

IMCA extends rookie of the year eligibility to 2021

first_img“Situations are different in every state and that affects when and how tracks can open,” he continued. “We will recognize this season’s national and regional rookies and the drivers who do not win those awards will be eligible again in 2021.” With the exception of drivers winning national and/or regional rookie honors in 2020, drivers eligible to compete for those titles will be eligible to do so again in 2021. “We have done our best to find a solution that is fair to all rookie drivers,” explained IMCA President Brett Root. “While a number of rookies have been able to race more often in Western and Southern states, many of those in the Northern and particularly Eastern parts of the country have yet to get on the track.” Drivers are asked to indicate rookie status when they fill out electronic or paper license applications. Rookie point standings are posted on the IMCA website and published in the monthly Inside IMCA newsletter. The reason, of course, is COVID-19 and the resulting interruption or delays in racing at the local level at tracks nationwide and in Canada.center_img Previously, drivers could make no more than four career sanctioned starts during the point season(s) in any division before losing rookie status. Questions can be directed to Root at the IMCA home office. VINTON, Iowa – First-year competitors in all IMCA divisions will have a second year to run for national and regional rookie of the year honors.last_img read more

Guus Hiddink still looks over his shoulder despite Chelsea’s recent unbeaten run

first_img The champions of last season are 14th after 21 games, 12 points off their stated target of fourth place and just six clear of Sunderland, who occupy the final relegation place. The Blues’ predicament prompted Jose Mourinho’s departure last month and Hiddink’s appointment. Chelsea are unbeaten in six games since Mourinho left, when they were one point off the drop zone, but the midweek draw with West Brom did little to ease concerns. “It’s reality,” Hiddink said. “We were down when we started. We were one point off the relegation line, but now we have a little bit more room to breathe. “We have two difficult games coming up – Everton, who have a very good away record – and then Arsenal. “If you don’t gather points there, you don’t know what the others do. The Premier League can surprise you. “There are 12 points difference to fourth place, which is Tottenham. “We all like to look forward and to the top of the table, but also don’t be unrealistic – you’re six points off the line of relegation. That’s also a fact. “We have to work hard and be very concentrated and gather our points to step up. “That’s why it was a pity that in the 86th minute we got this draw against West Brom, which would’ve helped us a lot to go up.” Press Association The Chelsea interim manager says the uncertainty – including over who will replace Mourinho on a permanent basis this summer, plus the likely lack of Champions League football – makes transfer business difficult this month. Asked if everything is on hold, the Dutchman said: “I think so. That’s the reality of Chelsea nowadays.” Striker has been a position of focus in transfer speculation regarding Chelsea, with back-up for Diego Costa lacking. Radamel Falcao (thigh) remains out, but when Loic Remy is fit Chelsea have no concerns up front, Hiddink says. He added: “That’s a little bit new for me. That’s good. “As long as this is happening (and Remy is fit) we are not very active in doing other things.” Costa was one of the main protagonists of a feisty 2-2 draw with West Brom on Wednesday and hit the tunnel in frustration when he left the field. Hiddink insisted there was no damage. He said: “I did a lot of things before I got into management. I was a plumber and a builder and I checked it out the day after. I didn’t see anything. “It was an expression of frustration, of not winning. No big deal.” Hiddink felt Claudio Yacob should have been sent off for two yellow cards and was so annoyed with the performance of referee Anthony Taylor that he expressed his concerns to fourth official Jon Moss. He was taken aback by the reply. “I told him: ‘This is one of the worst referees of the Premier League I have experienced,'” said Hiddink, who had a prior caretaker spell at Chelsea in 2009. “He said to me ‘you haven’t seen me yet’, which was a beautiful remark I think.” Costa walked a fine disciplinary line, too, after his booking for a challenge on Craig Gardner. “He didn’t go out of order,” said Hiddink, who spoke to the striker on Friday about keeping his cool. “He’s playing on the edge, but the opponents are playing on the edge. “There’s always delicate provocations from left and the right. You see little things. “It’s mutual, but nevertheless he should control (himself).” Eden Hazard remains out with a groin injury, but could return for the January 24 clash at Arsenal. “He must have some tough training sessions in midweek; from (next) Tuesday to Thursday he must have intense training sessions,” Hiddink said. Hiddink’s preference is to promote youth, rather than make signings. Bertrand Traore and Christian Atsu, who had an unsuccessful loan at Bournemouth and a prior spell at Everton, but is now impressing in training, can also play at striker. “If you have this academy, the investment in the academy and the facilities and the training programme one day it must produce,” Hiddink said. “If not it is not worth having an academy. If the management and board are having this policy you are unanimously in favour to do so. “It is a risk, a bit, but you must give young British players or from abroad a chance. “I’d prefer to do that in the winter period than bringing in an uncertain name.” Guus Hiddink has admitted Chelsea could become embroiled in a relegation battle with defeats to Everton and Arsenal in the next two games.last_img read more

Eagles Hold Off Wildcats to Remain Unbeaten

first_img Hancock County Court News Nov. 3 thorugh Dec. 11 – January 22, 2015 Latest posts by admin (see all) State budget vs. job creation – January 22, 2015 House fire in Winter Harbor – October 27, 2014 Latest Postscenter_img Bio ELLSWORTH — The Ellsworth Eagles, who had scored more than 70 points in each of their previous three games, saw that point total dip sharply in Tuesday’s 55-50 win over the Wildcats of Presque Isle.Andrew Austin of the Ellsworth Eagles drives to the basket.—HUGH BOWDENELLSWORTH — The Ellsworth Eagles, who had scored more than 70 points in each of their previous three games, saw that point total dip sharply in Tuesday’s 55-50 win over the Wildcats of Presque Isle.Uncharacteristically, Ellsworth got off to a slow start as a three-pointer by Travis Dyer, a driving layup by Wilder York and a pull-up jumper by Alex Tuttle put the Wildcats in front 7-2.But over the next three minutes, the Eagles closed the gap on a three-pointer by Jordan Carter and back-to-back hoops by Cote Card.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textNick Richie then gave the Eagles their first lead, scoring from underneath the basket, and followed with a foul shot to make the score 12-10.But the Wildcats scored five consecutive points to close out the period with a 15-12 edge.In the second period, the Eagles began to capitalize on Wildcat mistakes, converting turnovers into some easy baskets and taking a 23-17 lead — a lead they would protect the rest of the way.Ellsworth left the court at halftime leading 25-21, and when second-half action resumed, the Eagles reeled of nine unanswered points — a three-pointer by Card, a fast-break layup by Nick Holt, a third effort rebound putback by Tyler Palmer and a fast-break layup by Carter.The Wildcats saw their shooting turn cold in the third quarter and finished the period with just seven points, trailing 38-28 going in to the final eight minutes.Ellsworth maintained its 10-point lead through the first half of the period, but the Wildcats began to close the gap with just over four minutes to go.Dyer hit a pair of free throws and Oliver Zubrick got in front of the Ellsworth defense for an easy layup on the next possession, cutting the Eagles’ lead to six points.A fast-break layup by York cut the Eagle lead top 52-48 with under two minutes to go.Holt added a point to that lead, hitting the first of two foul shots with about 48 seconds remaining.Zubrick scored on a driving layup for the never-say-die Wildcats, cutting the lead to 53-50 with 28 seconds left.But that was the last gasp for Presque Isle as Holt wrapped a pair of free throws around a Wildcat time out to cap the scoring with 15.9 seconds to go.Card finished with a game-high 18 points and Carter and Andrew Austin each added nine for the Eagles.Dyer led the Wildcats with 15 points, Tuttle finished with nine and York added eight.“Presque Isle is worth a ton of points,” said Ellsworth coach Peter Austin. “They’ll probably only lose one or two games all year.”Austin cited the Eagles’ unselfishness. “If you look at our scoring averages, I think we have seven guys averaging over six points.“Everybody’s contributing defensively and offensively.”For more sports news, pick up a copy of The Ellsworth American. adminlast_img read more