Matteo Guendouzi names the two Arsenal players who are like his ‘big brothers’ in London

first_imgMatteo Guendouzi has emerged as a key player for Arsenal since joining from FC Lorient (Picture: Getty)Arsenal midfielder Matteo Guendouzi has admitted that his teammates Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette have acted like his ‘big brothers’ since he moved to London.Guendouzi joined Arsenal from French club FC Lorient in 2018 and is one of the youngest members of Unai Emery’s first-team squad having only turned 20 in April.The France U21 international has excelled for the club on the pitch but is still acclimatising to life in England off it, with the club’s French-speaking contingent helping him to settle in.Aubameyang and Lacazette are two of Arsenal’s most influential players and Guendouzi admitted that the pair have made things easy for him during his first year outside of France.ADVERTISEMENT Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang have developed a strong relationship on and off the pitch (Picture: Getty)Speaking to Canal Football Club, Guendouzi said: ‘He [Aubameyang] gives me a little punch on my left shoulder every morning, with his attacking colleague Lacazette, every morning. They are really important to me.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘They are like two big brothers ever since I arrived, they made it really easy for me, on the pitch and off of it. They are super guys.’Guendouzi became a key member of Emery’s side during his debut campaign featuring 48 times for Arsenal in all competitions and he has started both of their Premier League games this term.The young midfielder played the full 90 minutes during Saturday’s 2-1 win over Burnley in which both Lacazette and Aubameyang were on the scoresheet.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityThat result ensured that Arsenal, along with Liverpool, are the only team in the Premier League with a 100% win record this season and Guendouzi is hopeful about the club’s top-four prospects.‘We clearly have a better squad than last season with big signings this summer,’ he said. ‘We hold all the cards to have a great season and finish in the top 4 to be able to play in the Champions League next season.’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 Metro Sport ReporterMonday 19 Aug 2019 11:34 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link2.3kShares Advertisement Comment Advertisement Matteo Guendouzi names the two Arsenal players who are like his ‘big brothers’ in Londonlast_img read more

Indiana picked as site for global security conference

first_imgTel Aviv, Israel – Governor Eric J. Holcomb joined leadership of Cybertech, one of the world’s largest cybersecurity conferences, in Tel Aviv, Israel, as they announced plans to host the inaugural Cybertech Midwest event in Indiana this fall.“We’re thrilled to host the first-ever Cybertech Midwest conference in our capital city,” Gov. Holcomb said. “Our trip to Israel demonstrated collaborative potential Indiana has with Israel on cybersecurity issues, and no one hosts major events better than Indianapolis. We look forward to showcasing Hoosier Hospitality to cybertech leaders from around the world.”Israel is a global leader in cybersecurity, accounting for approximately 10 percent of the world’s GDP related to cyber technology. Cybertech was started in Tel Aviv and it remains its largest summit, attracting more than 15,000 attendees in 2018. The conference has expanded globally, hosting events in Tokyo, Singapore, Panama and Rome, and will now hold its first summit in the Midwest, attracting international industry experts in cybersecurity to Indiana, sharing best practices in cyber technologies and innovations.In 2017, Gov. Holcomb signed an executive order establishing the Indiana Executive Council on Cybersecurity (IECC). Council and advisory members are focused on evaluating Indiana’s cyber risk profile, establishing a strategic framework of cybersecurity initiatives and leveraging the state’s assets to remain on the forefront of cybersecurity. One of the council’s priorities was to attract Cybertech and its global network of businesses, investors and experts to Indiana.“We are absolutely thrilled to bring the Cybertech to Indiana for our flagship U.S. event,” said Amir Rapaport, founder of Cybertech (pictured). “We see Indiana as the ideal location for our Cybertech event due to its vibrant cyber eco-system, with incredible involvement and passion from the state, industry, academia and local government when it comes to cybersecurity, protection and innovation.”Cybertech Midwest will kick off in 2018 with a one-day conference on Oct. 23 in Indianapolis, which is expected to attract more than 700 attendees with speakers and panels focused on global cyber strategies in sectors like logistics and transportation, utilities, defense, healthcare, financial services, business and local government. Cybertech Midwest will also follow up with a multi-day conference and exhibition in June 2019. More information about the conference is available online.As critical infrastructure and systems become digitally interconnected across the state, Indiana recognizes the need to advance strategic cybersecurity initiatives leveraging assets like its universities, research centers and business community. More than 30 Indiana universities and colleges offer cybersecurity courses, creating a talented employee pipeline. In addition, companies like Rolls-Royce, Raytheon, Cummins, Pondurance and Defcon Cyber have formed business units focused solely on cybersecurity.“Securing Indiana’s information technology infrastructure and industrial control systems is beyond the reach of any single entity,” said Bryan Langley, chair of the IECC and executive director of the Indiana Department of Homeland Security. “That is why the efforts of the council and partnerships is so imperative to address cybersecurity comprehensively and effectively in Indiana.”Today’s announcement comes on the heels of Gov. Holcomb’s economic development mission to Israel with the goal of strengthening global business ties and sharing best practices in emerging technologies and innovation. During the trip, the governor and delegation attended the Agritech Israel summit, met with a number of businesses, signed an MOU with the Israel Innovation Authority to advance 21st-century solutions, and met with Israeli government officials to discuss Indiana-Israel economic ties and share best practices.More information on the state’s relationship with Israel is available here.last_img read more

Fall ’06 brings variety of reasons for excitement

first_imgMATTHEW KUTZ/Herald photoIt’s the end of the semester, and quite frankly I’ve run out of things to write about. We all know that the NBA playoffs are less than spectacular, baseball continues its assault on the world of steroids, and the Brewers are continuing on a track to prove this writer’s early prediction wrong.So with the spring pretty much gone stagnant in terms of news, and the semester coming to an end, I feel it’s time to take a look forward to next fall and think about what could be in the land of the Badgers. With that in mind, here are four things Wisconsin fans can look forward to when they return to campus this fall.4. Another NCAA berth for the women’s soccer teamI know that outside of football, people don’t pay much notice to fall sports on campus, and the women’s soccer team is no exception. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t reasons to be excited for next year’s team.Wisconsin did lose four seniors in Katrina Ziaja, Sarah Capel, Marla Froelich and Molly Meuer, but the Badgers will also return a core group of returning senior starters including Jessica Ring, Amy Vermeulen, Marisa Brown and Katy Lindenmuth.In Vermeulen, Brown, Lindenmuth and juniors Kara Kabellis and Allison Preiss, head coach Dean Duerst’s squad returns its top-five scorers from a team that averaged over two goals a game last year.Wisconsin will also enjoy the services of battle-tested goaltender Lynn Murray. Murray picked up 21 starts last season as a true freshman, earning all-Big Ten honors and only looks to improve this season.This team fought eventual national champion Notre Dame to the very end of their 1-0 loss in the NCAAs last season and lost just 3-2 against national runner-up UCLA earlier this spring. With close results like those, there’s no reason to believe the Badgers won’t improve next season.3. A little Spanish flavor for men’s soccerGone are Nick Van Sicklen and his team-leading 31 points. Gone are Jed Holhbein and his team-leading .346 shooting percentage. Gone is top goaltender Eric Hanson.But the men’s soccer team will still be exciting next season.One of the key reasons for the excitement surrounding the Badgers is the addition of redshirt freshman Victor Diaz. With several years of experience with the Real Madrid youth teams, Diaz has significant experience despite lacking time on the college pitch.But more than his experience, it’s Diaz’s knack for finding the back of the net that sets him apart. Earlier this spring on a trip to Florida, Diaz went on a five-goal tear in a two-game span, including sending home four strikes against the Golden Knights of Central Florida.But the team is not all Diaz. While Wisconsin failed to make the national tournament last year, the team showed signs of being a top program in the Big Ten. Wisconsin lost to back-to-back national champion Indiana by the narrowest of margins last season, 1-0.With some continued improvement and a little Spanish flair, the Badgers are poised to make some noise on the Big Ten pitch next year.2. A second deep national run from the volleyball teamThere’s no way the Badgers will be able to replace departed outside hitter Jill Odenthal. It’s just not possible to replace an All-American and a three-year starter.But outside of Odenthal and Marian Weidner, the rest of the team remains intact. UW returns six of last season’s seven starters on a team that went all the way to the regional finals last season.What’s even more promising is the youth returning for Wisconsin next year. Four of last year’s starters were underclassmen, including freshman Jocelyn Wack and sophomores Jackie Simpson, Taylor Reineke and Maria Carlini. With a year of experience under their belts, and the return of Shelia Shaw and Aubrey Meierotto, Wisconsin has a solid retuning core of players on next year’s squad.The Badgers finished 14th last season. With a solid core returning group, and some promising freshmen hitting the scene, a top-10 finish is not out of the question for Wisconsin next season.1. Brian CalhounAfter years of using one-dimensional running backs in the Wisconsin attack, the Badgers finally have a versatile threat out of the backfield this year in Brian Calhoun. Calhoun looked impressive in limited action this spring, flashing his game-breaking speed on the ground and in the passing attack.For the first time in years, the Badger passing attack has a viable threat out of the backfield. Calhoun gives the Badgers a new world of versatility in the passing game, where the former Colorado standout can slip into the clearing for a short dump pass or line up wide and beat a cornerback deep.Rejuvenated after a year on the bench following a two-year stint in Colorado, it’s easy to tell Calhoun is ready for his Badger debut.While questions abound about much of the Badgers’ team next year, nothing but excitement surrounds Calhoun — and for good reason. Simply put, Calhoun is an exciting playmaker that makes every game worth the price of admission.While UW’s fortunes are far from certain next year, Calhoun will certainly make each contest more than exciting.last_img read more

Ghana’s Martha Bissah adjudged Most Outstanding Track Athlete at MEAC Indoor Meet

first_imgAlso on Saturday, junior Tasia Baxter placed fourth in the pole vault with a top clearance on 10 feet, 8 inches and sophomore Taejah Robertson earned fifth place in the 60-meter hurdles in a personal-best time of 8.60 seconds. Ghanaian female sprinter Martha Bissah earned Most Outstanding Track Athlete honors at the MEAC Indoor Track & Field Championships on Saturday, winning two more gold medals to go with two from earlier in the week as the Spartan women placed fourth at the meet. Bissah pulled away for victories in the mile (4:53.48) and 3,000 meters (10:13.70) on Saturday. She also ran the anchor leg on the Spartans’ fourth-place 4×400 meter relay team that won its heat. On Friday, Bissah won the 800 meters and ran anchor on the winning medley relay team. Bissah is the first NSU female to earn outstanding runner honors at a MEAC indoor meet since All-American sprinter Debbie Dunn in 1999.center_img The Spartans finished the meet with 72 points. North Carolina A&T won with 145, Florida A&M was second with 94 and Hampton was third with 73.5. The Spartans have a month off before opening the outdoor track season at William & Mary on March 17.last_img read more

Forbes names Pittsburgh Penguins fans best in NHL

first_imgThe Winnipeg Jets and Nashville Predators held up the back of the top 10 at No. 8 and No. 9, respectively. In addition, the St. Louis Blues take seventh place, while the Montreal Canadiens reportedly fell off Forbes’ top 10 ranking entirely this year.Settimi wrote that it rates team’s fan bases on the following metrics: local television ratings (Nielsen and local Canadian reports), stadium attendance based on capacity reached, secondary ticket market (via StubHub, specifically), merchandise sales (from Fanatics) and social media reach based on the team’s metro area population.The publication said it noted no distinct correlation between its list of most valuable NHL teams in 2019 (the New York Rangers and Toronto Maple Leafs top that list) and its ranking of best fan bases. Forbes released its rankings of the top fans around the NHL  on Friday— and Pittsburgh Penguins fans topped the list.The media company named the Penguins, Boston Bruins and Chicago Blackhawks as having the league’s best fan bases. According to Forbes’ Christina Settimi, it’s the third time Sidney Crosby’s team has topped their list since they started creating it annually in 2009. All three teams have seen tremendous success this decade; the Blackhawks won the most Stanley Cups (three) of any team, the Penguins won back-to-back championships in 2015 and 2016 and the Bruins won it all in 2011 and returned to the playoffs’ final round twice more. According to the report’s research, Nielsen ratings show the Blackhawks are currently a more popular draw on television than the NBA’s Chicago Bulls, and that Chicago-area sports fans are more likely to have watched, attended or listened to a Blackhawks game than a Bulls contest.MORE: Flyers’ Oskar Lindblom diagnosed with Ewing’s sarcoma, expected to miss rest of seasonForbes did not disclose its entire 31-team ranking in order to protect sensitive data, but it did reveal a few other insights from its study of fans in 2019. The Vegas Golden Knights, a franchise in just its third season of play, ranked as the league’s fourth-best fan base.“There is a unique bond between the fans and this city. Part of that is we are Vegas-born and the first ones here,” Vegas team president Kerry Bubolz told Forbes.last_img read more

FA Cup final score: Arsenal takes down Chelsea for record 14th trophy

first_img (ESPN) On Arsenal’s side, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang shined by scoring twice in the empty Wembley Stadium. He scored Arsenal’s only two goals in the win (Pulisic scored for Chelsea). The win gives Arsenal a record 14 FA Cup final victories. Arsenal has now won four FA Cup finals in the past seven years.FOURTEEN. TIMES. 🏆 #HeadsUpFACupFinal | @EmiratesFACup— 🎗 Arsenal (@Arsenal) August 1, 2020🏆 1930🏆 1936🏆 1971🏆 1979🏆 1993🏆 1998🏆 2002🏆 2003🏆 2005🏆 2014🏆 2015🏆 2017🏆 202014 #FACup wins! 👏Nobody has won it more than Arsenal 🔴— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) August 1, 2020″Credit to the lads for a fantastic cup run, it just wasn’t our day today,” Chelsea said on Twitter.FA CUP FINAL NEWS:AFTV caught celebrating Christian Pulisic’s injury in FA Cup finalChristian Pulisic makes history with Chelsea goalFA Cup final highlightsChristian Pulisic gives Chelsea 1-0 leadCHRISTIAN PULISIC GIVES CHELSEA THE LEAD INSIDE FIVE MINUTES!— ESPN (@espn) August 1, 2020Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang ties it upSpot on, @Aubameyang7 🎯 #HeadsUpFACupFinal #ARSCHE— The Emirates FA Cup (@EmiratesFACup) August 1, 2020Aubameyang with go-ahead goalAUBA AT THE DOUBLE! 🤩 #HeadsUpFACupFinal #ARSCHE— The Emirates FA Cup (@EmiratesFACup) August 1, 2020FA Cup final: Chelsea vs. Arsenal score(All times Eastern)Final score: Arsenal 2, Chelsea 12:34 — ARSENAL WINS!2:30 — Yet another man down for Chelsea as Pedro Rodriguez suffers an apparent shoulder injury. He’s laid down on the pitch for several minutes after the game entered extra time. Pedro was later carried off on a stretcher as the game entered its 100th minute.2:21 — Seven minutes of extra time has been added.2:05 — Things are getting bad for Chelsea.Kovacic picked up his second yellow card, sending him off. That leaves Chelsea a man down and a goal down. Not to mention Chelsea has already dealt with injury problems in this game with the exits of Pulisic and Azpilicueta.Chelsea are down to 10 men!Kovacic is sent off after bringing down Xhaka #HeadsUpFACupFinal 🔴 1-1 🔵 (74)— 🎗 Arsenal (@Arsenal) August 1, 20201:55 — WE HAVE ANOTHER GOAL!Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang knocks through his second goal of the day, giving Arsenal a 2-1 lead over Chelsea. His goal was scored in the 67th minute of play.AUBA AT THE DOUBLE! 🤩 #HeadsUpFACupFinal #ARSCHE— The Emirates FA Cup (@EmiratesFACup) August 1, 20201:40 — A massive blow to Chelsea as Christian Pulisic is done for the day with what looks like a pulled hamstring.Pulisic kept on running even after pulling the hamstring ! RESPECT , #FACupFinal— GOAT FC ❼ (@ReallyaGoat) August 1, 2020Christian Pulisic exits the #FACupFinal with an apparent hamstring injuryGet well soon 🙏— B/R Football (@brfootball) August 1, 2020Pedro Rodriguez came in to replace Pulisic. This is now the second injury to Chelsea after Azpilicueta exited in the first half. 1:30  — Second half play has begun.Halftime recap — The FA Cup final is tied at 1-1 between Chelsea and Arsenal.Christian Pulisic got things started off early with a historic goal, giving Chelsea a 1-0 lead at the five-minute mark. Pepe would later score a tying goal, but it wasn’t counted as an offside negated the goal.Shortly after, however, Chelsea’s Azpilicueta picked up a yellow card, giving Arsenal a penalty kick. Aubameyang took the kick and made the goal, tying things up. Azpilicueta would get injured, forcing Chelsea into a first-half substitution. Christensen replaced Azpilicueta. Cesar Azpilicueta injury — Some fun history regarding the goals scored so far in this one.Former teammates at Dortmund. Friends. FA Cup final goal scorers.— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) August 1, 20201:00 — ANOTHER GOAL!Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang converts the penalty kick and scores in the 30th minute.Spot on, @Aubameyang7 🎯 #HeadsUpFACupFinal #ARSCHE— The Emirates FA Cup (@EmiratesFACup) August 1, 202012:58  — There’s some action going on now. A yellow card was handed to Cesar Azpilicueta after he took down Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. As a result, a penalty kick was given to Arsenal.12:57 — Arsenal gets the tying score from Nicolas Pepe … but it doesn’t count. The goal was ruled offside and therefore not a legal goal.What a hit by Pepe, Shame it was disallowed for offside:— ⭐️™ (was San) (@GargantuanFC) August 1, 202012:48  — Arsenal gets a free kick near Chelsea’s goal, but is unable to take advantage. Dani Ceballos took the kick, but the ball sailed just over the net.12:37 — AND WE HAVE OUR FIRST SCORE!Christian Pulisic gets Chelsea on the board early with a goal within the first five minutes of play. At 4:58 in the game, Pulisic is able to weave his way around the defense in order to get the first goal of the game. (Getty Images) Arsenal won the FA Cup final over Chelsea on Saturday with a 2-1 victory.Chelsea faced a number of obstacles in the loss. For starters, Cesar Azpilicueta left the game with an injury in the first half. As the second half started, Christian Pulisic suffered an apparent hamstring injury, ending his day. Later in the second half, Mateo Kovacic picked up a second yellow card, leaving Chelsea down a man as play resumed down the stretch. — We’ve now reached halftime.1:17 — Five minutes of extra time was added.1:05 — We have a slight break in the action now as Cesar Azpilicueta is down with an injury. Chelsea is forced into a first-half substitution as Azpilicueta leaves. Replacing him is Andreas Christensen. In addition to giving Chelsea the 1-0 lead, Pulisic made history. He became the first U.S. international to score in an FA Cup final.Christian Pulisic makes it look easy. #FACupFinal— Sporting News (@sportingnews) August 1, 202012:30 — And the main event is underway. Christian Pulisic has an opportunity to secure his first major trophy if Chelsea is able to win today.Noon — We’re a half-hour away from the start of the FA Cup final. Chelsea and Arsenal are both ready for the big game.Warm-up time at Wembley! 💪 #HeadsUpFACupFinal— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) August 1, 2020🕹 𝗚𝗮𝗺𝗲 𝗠𝗼𝗱𝗲⚪️ OFF🔘 ON #HeadsUpFACupFinal— 🎗 Arsenal (@Arsenal) August 1, 2020last_img read more

Grassley bill would provide benefits to first responders who die from coronavirus

first_imgWASHINGTON — Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley says the pandemic is putting law officers, paramedics and other first responders at even greater risk as their routine interactions with the public could leave them with a potentially deadly case of COVID-19.Grassley is introducing a bill that would guarantee federal survivor and disability benefits for first responders who are felled by the coronavirus. “It’s nearly impossible to prove that an officer contracted the virus while at work,” Grassley says, “so this bill clarifies that families of officers who die of COVID-19 will be eligible for benefits if the officer was diagnosed within 45 days of his last shift.”The measure is called the Safeguarding America’s First Responders Act. Grassley says it could go to a vote in the Senate yet this week — which is National Police Week.  “The bill’s a very important bill to help these police officers and first responders just like if they were killed in the line of duty by gunfire, as an example,” he says.Grassley, a Republican, says the bill recognizes the sacrifice of first responders and provides a measure of certainty when they report to work during the pandemic.last_img read more

Bruh moment of 4th November 2019: Throwback to when Buffon seduced a female giant!

first_imgImage Courtesy: Puma/MediasetAdvertisement 4y42xnNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs44zWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E7864( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) alWould you ever consider trying this?😱51if4vCan your students do this? 🌚9evdRoller skating! Powered by Firework In a career that has been spanning over two decades, Italian veteran goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon has achieved alot, from winning the Serie A 9 times to lifting the FIFA World Cup in 2006. But did you know once he won the heart of a Giantess and saved Italy from destruction? Puma knows.Advertisement Image Courtesy: Puma/MediasetThe German sports and clothing brand released the commercial in 2003 starring Italian model and actress Valentina Biancospino alongside a 25 year old Buffon, who had just joined the Old Lady 2 seasons prior. Check out the ad below, posted on YouTube channel GiantessFanatico.Advertisement In the clip, Valentina, portraying a huge giantess, is shown causing havoc around a city, from destroying cars to devouring citizens. The military, who’s rockets and missiles are no match for the giantess, contacts Buffon, who arrives as the giantess is using her eye rays to burn down buildings. However, as Buffon calls her “Hey, Bella!” the giantess falls in love with the player, picks him up and gives him a kiss.The ad was a huge success for Puma as the usage of giantesses in the media was becoming a mainstream at the time. Max Power London, a car show also tried the same with Swedish model Victoria Silvstedt, and CSL too campaigned the same starring English actress Claire Forlani.Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more