Mikel Arteta told Thomas Partey’s best position by Ghana team-mate

first_img📲 𝗡𝗘𝗪 𝗠𝗘𝗦𝗦𝗔𝗚𝗘*𝘰𝘱𝘦𝘯𝘴 𝘞𝘩𝘢𝘵𝘴𝘈𝘱𝘱*👋 Hey, @Thomaspartey22! 🤳 pic.twitter.com/XuM95qaAKG— Arsenal (@Arsenal) October 8, 2020“When I’ve watched Atletico, it does seem like he sits there and does the dogged work, but when he is away with us he has a lot more to his game than that. ‘I think his record in terms of goals for Ghana (10 goals in 27 games) proves that because every time I seem to go away with Ghana he scores, so he has got that attacking threat as well.Yiadom added: ‘He’s athletic, he’s really good on the ball, he’s skilful and he’s got a great set-piece in him.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‘The way he keeps the ball in tight positions when you think he might lose it is really impressive. He just stands out, it’s hard to describe him as a certain type of player because I don’t think I can.‘But personally, and this is going off what I see from him in training and also the games that he has played for Ghana, I think he has the attributes for the No.8 role and to be more of a box-to-box midfielder.‘Atletico obviously are really rigid and extremely disciplined, but having trained with him, I don’t see him as a player who just dogs about and protects the defence – he has got a lot more quality to him than that.’MORE: ‘It’s a great feeling to be part of a family like this’ – Thomas Partey sends message to fans as he speaks out on Arsenal moveMORE: Houssem Aouar happy at Lyon after missing out on Arsenal transferFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Thomas Partey joined Arsenal from Atletico Madrid on transfer deadline day (Picture: Getty)Arsenal’s deadline day signing Thomas Partey is the perfect player to reinvigorate Mikel Arteta’s midfield engine room, according to the Ghanaian’s international team-mate Andy Yiadom.The 27-year-old completed his move to the Gunners on Monday after the FA Cup holders decided to activate his £45million release clause, much to the disgust of Atletico.Arteta had been desperate to strengthen his midfield during the transfer window and although he retained the services of Dani Ceballos, who returned for another year-long loan spell from Real Madrid, he had become heavily reliant on the likes of Granit Xhaka and Mohamed Elneny in the early weeks of the season.AdvertisementAdvertisementPartey is recognised nominally as a defensive midfielder, but Yiadom believes he is capable of starring in a more advanced position and offer some of the creativity that another of Arteta’s targets, Houssem Aouar, would have done had he not remained at Lyon. ADVERTISEMENT‘He grabs the game by the scruff of the neck,’ Yiadom told Goal. “He has a lot of qualities. Metro Sport ReporterFriday 9 Oct 2020 7:31 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link9.2kShares Mikel Arteta told Thomas Partey’s best position by Ghana team-mate Comment Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

Governor Wolf Statement on President’s Address to Joint Session

first_img February 28, 2017 Governor Wolf Statement on President’s Address to Joint Session Healthcare,  Human Services,  Medicaid Expansion,  National Issues,  Seniors,  Substance Use Disorder Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf released the following statement on the President’s speech to a joint session:“The President’s address confirmed his plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act and put in place a replacement plan that will hurt millions of Pennsylvania seniors, families and local economies.“Repealing the ACA and cutting Medicaid would leave millions of Pennsylvanians without health care, cause seniors to lose home and nursing care, and force small and rural hospitals in Pennsylvania to lay doctors and nurses off and close their doors.“While I appreciate the President’s mention of the opioid epidemic, we need specifics on what the President and Congress plan to do about the 125,000 Pennsylvanians whose treatment coverage they want to end.“These consequences are only made worse by the plan to further cut Medicaid coverage for kids, seniors and the disabled.”# # #MEDIA CONTACT: J.J. Abbott, jjabbott@pa.govcenter_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Former MEP adds voice to criticism of accounting watchdog

first_imgA leading UK lawmaker has backed critics of the UK’s Financial Reporting Council (FRC) – including the Local Authority Pension Fund Forum (LAPFF) – regarding the watchdog’s approach to accounting rules and UK law.In a speech to a plenary discussion at an LAPFF conference this month, Baroness Sharon Bowles said: “Looking at the arguments it also seemed to me that LAPFF were on to something.“As various [freedom of information] responses… come to light, evidence is mounting that there has been departure from both the law and what the FRC itself has set out in the past.”The intervention of Baroness Bowles, a former chair of the European Parliament’s Economic Affairs Committee (ECON), in the row over the true and fair view in accounting should come as no surprise. She used her tenure at ECON to carve out a reputation as a competent heavy-hitter who was not afraid to tackle technical issues. Baroness Sharon BowlesCredit: libdemmeps.com LAPFF has long argued that the FRC’s approach to International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) harmed long-term shareholders such as pension funds because it failed to give them the protections they should have under the UK Companies Act 2006.Baroness Bowles’ take on the FRC was bolstered by the intervention of a former senior partner at City law firm Herbert Smith. Writing in the Journal of Business law this summer, Edward Walker-Arnott argued: “The FRC orthodoxy does not accord with the law… and is based on the opinions of counsel which are flawed.”In her LAPFF address, Baroness Bowles also warned of the dangers posed by vested interests to effective financial services regulation. She said there was a risk, post-Brexit, that the UK parliament “will get squeezed out and the power will be divided between ministers and financial regulators”.Bowles warns of regulatory captureOf the current trend towards global standards, she said that the benefits of common solutions must also be balanced against the risks they bring.“International standard setting is becoming ever more evident,” she said. “It can be a good idea to have pooled expertise, but at the same time it does lay us open to monolithic thinking and the belief that regulators are above the law. The result can be that everyone makes the same mistakes, responds the same, so it is like removing a fire break.”Baroness Bowles singled out the International Accounting Standards Board as an example of regulatory capture.She said: “It always looked like a very homogenous group of people, all trained the same way, part of the ‘initiated’ who permeate every aspect of political, regulatory and corporate life.”She added that the establishment of a monitoring board for International Financial Reporting Standards in January 2009 appeared “in practice to have become a focus of where to concentrate lobbying.”The European Commission currently has a seat on the board alongside the US Securities and Exchange Commission and other regulators.Of her time in Brussels, Baroness Bowles told her audience that she had felt “first hand” the lobbying power of the Big Four accountancy firms against the audit and accounting directives “against well merited changes”.center_img FRC public body status under scrutinyIn a separate development, IPE has secured the release of official papers revealing the full extent of the lobbying effort within central government to help the FRC avoid public-sector scrutiny.Documents from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), the UK government body charged with deciding the FRC’s status as a public body, showed that the accounting regulator’s status had been under review on four separate occasions.In a previously classified document it emerged that, as well as the FRC, the UK government’s Business and Industrial Strategy and Treasury departments both objected to the FRC being designated as a public body.In addition, in one redacted email , the Treasury pressed the ONS to confirm that the FRC was a private-sector body.The official wrote: “[W]e think this is the right outcome but also to do anything else may result in the FRC raising this at a very senior level and/or taking some radical steps such as seeking a judicial review, which could be embarassing for all concerned.”The email continued: “Accordingly, we would be grateful if you could exert some influence over colleagues in the ONS, such that this is addressed asap.”The FRC’s status as a public body has major implications for its oversight of audit firms and the actuarial profession. It also affects all listed and public-interest companies that follow the UK Corporate Governance Code.last_img read more

VIDEO: 10th Year of Fox River Dredging Underway

first_img<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>J.F. Brennan Company Inc., a marine construction and environmental remediation company, has just released the latest update on the 2018 Fox River Cleanup Project.For the 10th year, the equipment is back in the water, dredging PCB sediment left behind from decades of pollution by the paper industry.Since 2009, more than 4.8 million cubic yards of sediment have been dredged and around 2.7 million tons of sediment have been processed and taken to the landfill for disposal.Project goalsThe long-term goals of the Fox River Cleanup Project include meeting the following Remedial Action Objectives (RAOs):RAO 1: Achieve, to the extent practicable, surface water quality criteria for PCBs throughout the Lower Fox River and Green Bay;RAO 2: Protect humans who consume fish from exposure to contaminants that exceed protective levels (achieve safe exposure for recreational and high-intake fish consumers);RAO 3: Protect ecological receptors from exposure to contaminants above protective levels (achieve safe ecological thresholds for fish-eating birds and mammals within 30 years following remedy completion);RAO 4: Reduce transport of PCBs from the Lower Fox River into Green Bay and Lake Michigan (reduce loading to Green Bay and Lake Michigan comparable to loading from other Lake Michigan Tributaries).last_img read more

Politicians’ Prescriptions for Marijuana Defy Doctors and Data

first_imgThe New York Times 26 June 2014New York moved last week to join 22 states in legalizing medical marijuana for patients with a diverse array of debilitating ailments, encompassing epilepsy and cancer, Crohn’s disease and Parkinson’s. Yet there is no rigorous scientific evidence that marijuana effectively treats the symptoms of many of the illnesses for which states have authorized its use.Instead, experts say, lawmakers and the authors of public referendums have acted largely on the basis of animal studies and heart-wrenching anecdotes. The results have sometimes confounded doctors and researchers.The lists of conditions qualifying patients for marijuana treatment vary considerably from state to state. Like most others, New York’s includes cancer, H.I.V./AIDS and multiple sclerosis. Studies have shown that marijuana can relieve nausea, improve appetite and ease painful spasms in those patients.But New York’s list also includes Parkinson’s disease, Lou Gehrig’s disease and epilepsy, conditions for which there are no high-quality trials indicating marijuana is useful. In Illinois, more than three dozen conditions qualify for treatment with marijuana, including Alzheimer’s disease, lupus, Sjogren’s syndrome, Tourette’s syndrome, Arnold-Chiari malformation and nail-patella syndrome.“I just don’t think the evidence is there for these long lists,” said Dr. Molly Cooke, a professor of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, who helped research a position paper on cannabis for the American College of Physicians. “It’s been so hard to study marijuana. Policy makers are responding to thin data.”http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/27/health/politicians-prescriptions-for-marijuana-defy-doctors-and-data.html?ref=health&_r=1last_img read more

Asian demand for face masks soars

first_imgBoat passengers on a jetty wear face masks in Bangkok, Thailand, Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020 to protect themselves from new virus infection. AP TOKYO – Panic and pollution drive themarket for protective face masks, so business is booming in Asia, where fear ofthe virus from China is straining supplies and helping make mask-wearing thenew normal. “Sales of disinfectant products andhygiene masks have been rising since last week. First Chinese tourists came toour store to buy these products to bring back with them. They bought in bulk,like two or three boxes per person,” said Varumporn Krataitohg, an employee ofthe NanBhesaj drugstore in central Bangkok. (AP) Demand for face masks and handsanitizing liquid has soared, as both local residents and visitors from Chinastock up on such products as a reassuring precaution. Factories are rushing to boostproduction as the number of infections and deaths from the new virus firstfound in the central Chinese city of Wuhan climbs. In some parts of Asia,wearing of surgical masks has become mandatory, for nowlast_img read more

Investigation underway after voter information listed for sale online

first_imgLexington, Ky. — An investigation is underway in Kentucky following reports that voter registration data has been for sale on the Dark Web. A report from ZDNet.com says information from Kentucky and 18 other states has been found listed for sale with asking prices.Officials say the data available includes full name, phone numbers, physical addresses, voting history, and other voting-related information.The authenticity of the information has been reviewed by two independent organizations and determined to be credible.Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes issued the following statement:Today, I was informed that the 2018 Kentucky statewide voter list, along with the lists of other states, is being sold on the dark Web. I am working with our election integrity partners, including the Department of Homeland Security, to investigate the matter.The revelation that this data is being peddled on the dark Web and could potentially fall into the hands of bad actors greatly concerns me and should every Kentuckian.Let me be clear: as the Commonwealth’s chief election official, protecting our elections and Kentucky voters’ data remains my highest priority. It is why I have repeatedly called for more oversight over the State Board of Elections, not less.last_img read more

Overnight fire brings a barn down

first_imgMillhousen, IN—Firefighters with the Marion Township Volunteer Fire Department were dispatched around 2 am this morning to a call of a fully involved house fire on 1000s in Decatur County.  A fireman in a personal vehicle arrived on the scene before the fire trucks and identified the fire as a barn.  Said barn had already collapsed by the time the fire trucks arrived on the scene.According to Marion Township Fire Chief Matt Stone, Westport Community Volunteer Fire Department had the first fire truck to arrive on scene shortly followed by Marion Township’s fire truck. The barn was used to store hay and straw which caused several hours of work for the firemen due to pulling and moving bales to get to hotspots in the fire.  Crews were on scene for roughly 6 hours. Westport, Letts Community Volunteer Fire Department, DCMH EMS, and Decatur County Sheriffs Department all assisted at the scene. The fire was ruled as undetermined.  The homeowner was asleep when the first units arrived.  There were no injuries reported.  The tenets are concerned as the hay and straw is used to feed livestock, but think they will have a plan to feed the animals.last_img read more

Serie A: Inter, Atalanta continue Champions League ticket pursuit live on DStv, GOtv

first_imgThe Serie A has resumed and DStv and GOtv will broadcast games featuring Inter Milan and Atalanta, both teams fighting to clinch a UEFA Champions League spot, live to football fans this weekend on SuperSport.The games, scheduled to hold from June 20 to 21, will be broadcast live on SuperSport 9 to DStv Premium, Compact Plus and Compact subscribers, and SuperSport Select 2 and SuperSport Select 5 to GOtv Jolli and GOtv Max subscribers. The league’s first game is on Saturday as Torino welcome Parma to Turin’s Olympic Stadium.The game will kick-off at 6:30pm and will be broadcast live on SuperSport 9 and SuperSport Select 5.Torino will be desperate to break a six-game losing streak, which has seen them slip down the relegation zone.Parma will, however, look to Ivorian star Gervinho for inspiration as they seek to climb from ninth place and challenge for a spot in Europe next season.Also on Saturday, Hellas Verona will play host to Cagliari at Stadio Marc’Antonio Bentegodi. The match will air live at 8:45pm on SuperSport 9 and SuperSport Select 5.Torino won just once in their last five Serie A matches before the break, but that’s plenty better than Cagliari, who are yet to taste victory in a match in any competition in 2020.On Sunday, Atalanta host Sassuolo at the Gewiss Stadium in Bergamo.The match will be broadcast live at 6:30pm on SuperSport 9 and SuperSport Select 2 and 5.Atalanta have been one of the most entertaining team in Serie A this season, and manager Gian Piero Gasperini will be hoping his team can pick up where they left off back in March. The biggest game of the weekend sees Inter Milan host Sampdoria at the San Siro on Sunday.The match kicks off at 8:45pm and will be broadcast on SuperSport 9 and SuperSport Select 5.Inter’s bid to win the league title has taken a nosedive, though victory in this game in hand will bring them back to within six points of table toppers, Juventus.After the four catch-up games, the 27th round of action will be played with matches scheduled from June 22 to 24, 2020.RelatedPosts NBC Code and non-exclusivity provision, by Kunle Osisanya-Afolabi Aguero could be out of action until November, Guardiola says Live stream Premier League, La Liga, Serie A on Showmax Pro this weekend The first match of the day will be an encounter between Lecce and AC Milan on Monday at 6:30pm.The match will air live on DStv SuperSport 8 and SuperSport Select 5 on GOtv.Later that evening, Champions Juventus will have a face-off with Bologna on at 8:45pm live on SuperSport 8 on DStv and SuperSport Select 5 on GOtv.Tuesday will feature two matches: one between Verona vs Napoli at 6:30pm on SuperSport 8 on DStv and SuperSport Select 5 on GOtv and final match for the day between Genoa and Parma at 8:45pm.There is also action from the Premier League as Tottenham Hotspur host Manchester United.The match will be aired live on Friday at 8:15pm on SuperSport 3 to DStv subscribers.Both teams are looking to get themselves back into contention for a place in next season’s UEFA Champions League, and this head-to-head battle could go a long way in deciding their fate.It is Merseyside derby this weekend as Everton play host to champions-elect, Liverpool, at Goodison Park.The match will be aired live on Sunday at 7pm on SuperSport 3.This derby sees the return to action of league leaders Liverpool, as they look to move to within a touching distance of their first title in 30 years.It will also give African football fans the chance to see some of the continent’s top players in action, including Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah and Alex Iwobi amongst others.The top match from La Liga this weekend is the meeting of Sevilla and Barcelona from Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan on Friday.It airs live at 9pm on SuperSport 7 to DStv subscribers, and SuperSport Select 2 and 5 to GOtv subscribers.The teams’ last meeting on October 2019 brought an impressive 4-0 home win for Barca – with Luis Suarez, Arturo Vidal, Ousmane Dembele and Lionel Messi all netting.However, Los Nervionenses will be determined to claim revenge on home soil as the team, led by former Spain manager Julen Lopetegui, push for a place in next season’s UEFA Champions League.For more details on these games and other fixtures, visit www.dstv.com and www.gotvafrica.com or download MyDStvApp and MyGOtvApp to subscribe or upgrade, and join in on the excitement.And while you’re on the move, you can stream matches on DStv Now.Tags: DSTVGoTVSerie AUEFA Champions Leaguelast_img read more

Scott pips Rose to Grand Slam glory

first_img US Open champion Rose had given up his single-shot lead at the previous hole, forced to take a drop after a wayward tee shot, before par on the 17th left him two shots adrift as Scott accelerated. Scott’s win means that he was able to add the winner’s pink jacket to the green one he dramatically secured following a play-off against Angel Cabrera at Augusta in April. Jason Dufner finished third on three under while Padraig Harrington, who replaced Open champion Phil Mickelson, was well off the pace on three over following a 71 on Wednesday. Harrington was the defending champion after he stepped in for Ernie Els last year. Rose admitted he thought he might claim victory when he had opened up a four-stroke lead on the front nine, but was left to praise Scott for his finish. “At that point I felt confident I was going to win but I was just going about playing my game,” he said. “I didn’t have my best game all week really and I’d have been surprised (to win). “I’d have really been pleased if I had gone ahead and won because I didn’t really feel like I had my best stuff. “I struggled and hit one bad shot in the hazard on 16; and I didn’t hit a lot of great shots on the back nine – I was hanging on. “I started with a two-shot lead and somebody had to shoot well to beat me. “When you’re in that position you want to close it out, but when somebody finishes it out like that, you have to tip your hat and say you were beaten rather than losing.” Rose had led by a single stroke with three holes to play but he had no answer for Scott in the closing stages as the Australian won the 36-hole tournament – which gathers the season’s four major champions – by two shots on eight under. The Masters winner took control on the penultimate hole when his six-iron landed within inches to allow him a tap-in eagle three. Press Association Adam Scott fired a course-record 64 to storm past Justin Rose and claim victory at the PGA Grand Slam of Golf in Bermuda.last_img read more