Xavier Amaechi deletes all trace of Arsenal from Instagram after Unai Emery snub

first_imgAdvertisement Metro Sport ReporterThursday 11 Jul 2019 3:14 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link506Shares Advertisement Xavier Amaechi has not been included in Arsenal’s squad for the pre-season tour of America (Picture: Getty)Xavier Amaechi has deleted all traces of Arsenal from his Instagram account after he was left out of Unai Emery’s 29-man squad for the upcoming pre-season tour of America.The 18-year-old impressed for Freddie Ljungberg’s Under-23 side last season and with the Swede having recently been promoted to Emery’s first team coaching set-up, Arsenal promising crop of youngsters are expected to be given chances to stake claims for first team opportunities.Emery included the likes of Reiss Nelson, who spent last season on loan at Hoffenheim, Emile Smith Rowe, Bukayo Saka and Tyreece John-Jules in the touring party ahead of matches against Colorado Rapids, Fiorentina, Bayern Munich and Real Madrid.AdvertisementAdvertisementAmaechi, however, has been left behind and will remain with the U23 side now coached by Steve Bould.ADVERTISEMENTMore: 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 City Commentcenter_img Xavier Amaechi deleted all traces of Arsenal from his Instagram account (Picture: Getty)The talented winger was reportedly annoyed with Emery after he was included in Arsenal’s Europa League final squad but snubbed for a place on the bench despite the Spaniard being permitted to name 12 replacements.Amaechi’s current contract expires at the end of next season but Bayern Munich are already said to be plotting a move.Arsenal have lost other promising talents in recent years, such as Chris Willock and Marcus McGuane to Benfica and Barcelona respectively, and would expect a decent fee should any club try to prise Amaechi away this summer.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 Xavier Amaechi travelled with the Arsenal squad to Baku for the Europa League final but failed to make the bench (Picture: Getty) Xavier Amaechi deletes all trace of Arsenal from Instagram after Unai Emery snublast_img read more

Gold Coast penthouse achieved Qld’s highest sale price last week

first_imgAttention to detail was a must in the design. Soak up the view.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa18 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days ago Unwind while you soak up the Gold Coast’s spectacular skyline. Relax in the luxe bedroom. Cook up a storm in this kitchen.It was originally put on the market at $12.5 million in 2016, with the price later cut to $9.95 million.Mr Bakir bought the ex-Raptis offices from receivers to a company linked to failed share-trading firm chief “Aussie Rob” Wilson for $1.2 million in 2014.He then spent several million dollars turning the space into a penthouse with a “‘wow” factor, aided by design tips from Sunland Group chairman Soheil Abedian. Luxury at every turn. There is no shortage of luxury features here. It even has a lift.It was Queensland’s top sale price last week.The sale tops the city’s previous penthouse high of $9.2 million, set six years ago when Melbourne builder Peter Devitt bought the apartment that crowns Main Beach’s Liberty Panorama tower.The luxurious skyhome at the Towers of Chevron Renaissance, which spans the 39th and 40th floors, is on one of the most popular tourists strips in the country and took two years to build.It has four bedrooms, five bathrooms, 21 car spaces and panoramic views over the city, beaches, main river and Gold Coast hinterland. 3250/23 Ferny Ave, Surfers Paradise was Qld’s top sale last week.THE ink is dry on the sale of a palatial Surfers Paradise apartment, which now holds the Gold Coast penthouse sale record.Property development company owner Ron Bakir sold his apartment at 3250/23 Ferny Avenue for $9.5 million in January but it settled on March 12.last_img read more

REDjet wages by next week

first_img Share Share LifestyleTravel REDjet wages by next week by: – April 13, 2012 19 Views   no discussions Tweetcenter_img After more than two weeks of waiting for their pay, REDjet workers have been told they’ll get at least some of their money by next week.But passengers affected by the suspension of REDjet flights announced on March 16 are still awaiting their refunds.Frustrated employees who were paid up to February 25, said yesterday they had been informed that payment for February 26 to March 16 would be ready next Tuesday.Some spoke to the WEEKEND NATION on condition of anonymity because management had instructed workers not to talk to the media.By Dawne ParrisNation News Share Sharing is caring!last_img read more

Scheffler scores at SpeedZone

first_imgOSHKOSH, Wis. (Aug. 15) – The first challenge on Saturday night at Oshkosh SpeedZone was to pare the 34-car Automotive Supply Company IMCA Modified field to 20 for the main event.Adam Reed made the front row and led the first two laps before Taylor Scheffler took the top sot away and started to pull away. A lap five caution quickly regrouped the field but Scheffler again pulled away, leaving the race for second.Josh Zdroik ended a five-lap battle with Reed, moving into second on lap nine before the final caution for a tire on the track slowed the race on lap 10. Scheffler had the field on his rear bumper, but again, was able to pull away on the restart. Zdroik, Tim Robbiins, Mike Klenz, Eddie Muenster and point leader, Sean Jerovetz were in line.As the laps clicked off, Scheffelr was able to maintain his lead while the field strung out behind. Scheffler drove off with his first SpeedZone feature win with Zdroik taking the runner-up spot.Jerovetz padded his point lead with the third-place finish. Klenz, Mike Wedelstadt and Jeff Steenbergen rounded out the top six. The 2014 Walk of Fame inductees were honored at intermission and recipients included Wayne Wechwerth, Wilmer Schoppenhorst, who accepted his plaque and for his late brother, Willy, and Sharon Gracyalny, who accepted for her late husband Stan. An opening lap melee in the Total Power Sales IMCA Stock Car main was the only stop in feature action with Mark Schoenemann leading the opening circuit before John Heinz took over.Once in front, Heinz ran alone for the rest of the race and as able to cruise to his third feature win of the season. Dylan Heilmann prevailed in the tight race for second. Jon Schultz sped off with his second Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod feature win of the season with Jeff Schmuhl second.last_img read more

Fans angry at United ‘shambles’

first_img Although many fans wanted Moyes out after such a woeful season, the Manchester United Supporters Trust (MUST) believes it was wrong for the story to leak nearly 24 hours before an official announcement was made. “It’s a PR shambles,” said MUST vice-chair Sean Bones. “Manchester United’s history shows they deal with things with class and dignity but that has not been the case here. “The story leaked before David Moyes has been spoken to, and that’s not the Manchester United way. There was no dignity or class in the way they went about it.” Although United fans never called for Moyes’ head during games, it was clear that support for the manager was eroding with each of the 11 league defeats suffered by the club this term. It was therefore no surprise that many chose to hail the news of his sacking when it was announced on the club’s official Twitter feed. Bones feels appointing Moyes was always going to be a gamble considering that the Scot’s only previous experience came managing Everton and Preston. “The appointment of David Moyes was seen by a lot of supporters as a risk,” he said. Moyes’ nine-month reign at Old Trafford came to an end on Tuesday when he was sacked following a meeting at 8am with vice-chairman Ed Woodward at Carrington. The dismissal did not come as a surprise as many national media outlets reported on Monday afternoon that Moyes was to be dismissed. “Moyes wasn’t proven at the very highest level, and Manchester United should be attracting the best and most proven managers in the world.” Ryan Giggs will take charge of the first team on a temporary basis but speculation has already begun about who United want as a long-term successor to Moyes. Most fans appear to want Borussia Dortmund manager Jurgen Klopp, although he is not thought to be high on United’s wanted list. Whoever succeeds Moyes, Bones fears for the future of the club while the Glazer family are in charge. “The problems lie a lot deeper than David Moyes,” he said. “They lie with the Glazers and how they run the club.” Manchester United have been accused of turning themselves into a laughing stock with their handling of David Moyes’ departure. Press Associationlast_img read more

Olympic Games Tickets at Stake as Team Nigeria, Egypt Battle for…

first_imgOlufunke Oshonaike and Aruna Quadri hold the key to Nigeria’s qualification to the 2020 Olympic Games table tennis team events today at the ongoing 12th African Games holding in Rabat, Morocco as Nigeria and Egypt battle for gold medals in both the men and women categories.Aruna Quadri was ranked as Africa’s best player going into the New Year yesterday at 26th position by ITTFTrue to bookmakers predictions, the two best table tennis playing nations in Africa – Nigeria and Egypt will come against each other in the final for the precious medals. The gold medal and the ticket to Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games are at stake in the encounter involving West and North African nations in Morocco.As top seeds, the two teams had flawless passages to the final without dropping a match with Nigeria men team beating host-Morocco and Congo Brazzaville to seal their place in the final while Egypt also humbled Ghana and Tunisia in their bid to make it to the final.Egypt as the top seed in the women event was without much worries on their passage to the final as took down Ethiopia and Algeria while Olufunke Oshonaike led Nigeria in their unbeaten run to the final with a convincing 3-0 bashing of Morocco and Tunisia to set up another consecutive final against the Egyptians.For Oshonaike, nothing can stop Nigeria from clinching the ticket to Tokyo. “We are set for the Egyptians and we are just looking to grab the gold medal and the ticket to Japan. We have been unlucky against them in most of our previous meetings but this time around I hope the luck will come our way. My teammates are in good shape and we are all playing well. We had dreamt the ticket and gold medal and nothing can stop us from mounting the podium,” Oshonaike said.However, Egypt’s Yousra Helmy believes it promises to be an exciting and tough encounter considering the present form of the two teams.“It is going to be tough match because we have been meeting in final in the last five years and I hope we can overcome the Nigeria this year again just like we did in Congo Brazzaville four years ago. It is a double pressure for the two teams because the gold medal and the ticket to Tokyo will be at stake. We are indeed sure of our victory but it will be a tough match for both teams,” she added.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Senior forward Marcus Landry becomes 33rd player in UW history to break 1,000 point milestone for career

first_imgWith his seventh point last night, Marcus Landry reached 1,000 points for his career.[/media-credit]It may not have been his best statistical night on the court, but senior forward Marcus Landry did just enough to join an elite group in University of Wisconsin men’s basketball history.With his seventh point about midway through the second half, Landry scored the 1000th point of his career at UW, joining Wisconsin greats Alando Tucker, Michael Finley and 30 others as the only players to reach the milestone in Badgers history.“When you speak of those guys — just to be mentioned in the same list as those guys, it’s a great accomplishment,” Landry said.Although Landry leads the Badgers in scoring during conference play, he consistently throws out individual statistics. In fact, after last night’s 69-52 win over the Iowa Hawkeyes, Landry was not concerned with his own performance, but rather with the whole team.Alongside fellow senior forward Joe Krabbenhoft, Landry stands as one of the Badgers’ team leaders. He consistently leads the team in scoring with 13.4 points per game in conference play. Despite his subpar nine points and two rebound performance last night, the seventh point on a turnaround post move in the key will be one for the record books.“It does mean a lot to me,” Landry said. “It’s just something that I’m going to let pass over. When I’m a little older I can look back and take it in.”Under head coach Bo Ryan, seven Badgers — including Landry — have scored at least 1000 points in their careers. While individual stats are an afterthought for his squads, Ryan believes Landry’s ability to be unselfish and his overall team spirit led to his accomplishment.“I just know that guys can’t play for me that try to go for those numbers with disregard to the rest of the team, not being a good teammate or not playing team ball,” Ryan said. “Marcus got his (1000 points) being a team player just like the other guys.”Krabbenhoft agreed with Ryan, touching on Landry’s ability to be a team leader and not play for statistics, but rather for wins. Krabbenhoft said Landry was so concerned with the team’s performance after the win at Penn State he didn’t even know the milestone was within reach.“When the plane landed from Penn State, I was the one that told him,” Krabbenhoft said. “I said, ‘Hey, you get to do it in front of the home crowd.’ He said, ‘What are you talking about?’ That’s the type of player he is. He just goes out there and does his business — it’s all about the team.“I’m so proud of him,” Krabbenhoft added. “He’s been one of my best friends and to reach that milestone is great, but he’ll be the first one to say it’s all about the team … and that’s what makes him a teammate and a great player.”According to Ryan, Landry has kept focus on his tasks, despite only starting to see significant playing time starting last season. Ryan believes that, along with consistent growth as a player, led to the accomplishment as well as his overall performance as a player.“That’s dedication — taking care of business, keeping what’s important to you in your life, to the game and to your team, and to everything else,” Ryan said. “He’s learned a lot, and he’s put that to good use, and I’m happy for him.”Soft-spoken as always, the milestone puts Landry in an elite group. He will almost always put the team first, but on such a special night, he was able to quietly celebrate his achievement.“We played Penn State, and we won that game,” Landry said. “I didn’t know how many points I needed then, but I guess it is a great accomplishment.”last_img read more

Springfest to implement new safety measures

first_imgUSC will put in place new safety measures for Springfest this year.Students will now have to register for the event online and will not be permitted to bring guests.Pre-registration, however, does not guarantee admission to the venue. Students will be admitted on a first-come, first-serve basis.There will also be increased security and increased fencing at the entry points and around the perimeter of McCarthy Quad, which will host the event.“We’re looking that practices are consistent to have a safe and fun event for everyone and to reduce potential for injuries and unlawful behavior,” DPS Lieutenant Mark Cervenak said.According to Cervenak, the number of students admitted to the venue will be capped at 5,000, but fire regulation will be conducting ongoing assessment of the crowd throughout the night.“If you have people dancing, one becomes two maybe three people [because] if someone’s moving around it creates less space,” he said.Students will not be permitted to reenter the venue if they leave. This is to assure that students do not lend their student IDs to others to allow them entry, Cervenak said.“[We] might have a real popular artist performing or a real popular event and the venue has to be able to accommodate our guests for that,” Cervenak said. “If there’s too many people, it poses a safety concern for all of us and liability for the University.”These new measures have stemmed from last year’s Springfest, which was canceled before the headliner came out onstage due to concerns for student safety and security because of overcrowding. Springfest 2017 drew a larger crowd than previous years with a crowd in which 30 percent were non-USC students, according to a Daily Trojan article from April.“[My] position that we didn’t have last year so I guess that’s the biggest indication that there’s been a change,” said Kira Stiers, director of risk management for concerts committee. “We’ve created this position just because our shows have gotten bigger as our artists have gotten bigger.”last_img read more

Trojans run over ASU on Senior Night

first_imgThroughout USC’s 62-46 rout of Arizona State on Saturday night the Galen Center crowd could be heard chanting in unison, “One more year. One more year.”Consistency · In what might have been his final game at Galen Center, junior forward Nikola Vucevic finished with his 18th double-double of the season with 20 points, 10 rebounds. – Brandon Hui | Daily Trojan From the pre-game ceremony to the final whistle, Saturday’s festivities were intended to honor the team’s graduating seniors — forward James Dunleavy, forward Marcus Simmons, guard Donte Smith and center Alex Stepheson — during their final home game, but the cheers coming from the Trojan student section were aimed at someone else: junior forward Nikola Vucevic.Vucevic, who could potentially forgo his senior season in hopes of being selected in June’s NBA Draft, responded in a big way on what could have been his final game at Galen Center.Paced by the Montenegro-native’s three-point baskets and hook shots, the Trojans (17-12, 9-7) easily beat the last place Sun Devils, never trailing after an early 5-3 deficit.“It’s always nice to hear that,” Vucevic, who recorded his 18th double-double of the season with 20 points and 10 rebounds, said of the chants. “It shows people care. But I haven’t thought about it yet, and will discuss the decision after the season with my family and coach O’Neill.”Though the junior stole the spotlight on Senior Night, the seniors also had a big role in the team’s fourth straight victory.Stepheson had a dunk-filled double-double (15 points and 10 rebounds) while limiting Arizona State forward Kyle Cain to a very quiet two points in 17 minutes of play.Smith, took awhile to get going, connected on 3-of-12 from behind the three-point arc, pitching in with 12 points.And true to the M.O. he has built over the last four years in a USC uniform, Simmons proved how vital he can be to the team’s success without even touching the ball.Despite only taking one shot, Simmons held senior guard Ty Abbott, the Sun Devils’ second- leading scorer (12.6 points per game) to just one point on 0-of-7 shooting from the field. In addition, he led USC in assists with five that night.“They [the seniors] have done an unbelievable job of keeping a great attitude for what has been a tough two years,” said USC coach Kevin O’Neill. “And if Marcus Simmons isn’t the defensive player of the year in the conference, I don’t know who is.”The Trojans took control of the game in the first half with what has brought them success all year: half-court defense.After Vucevic put USC on top 8-7 with 16 minutes remaining in the first half, the Trojans gave up four points over the next 10 minutes.Feeding off its defensive intensity, USC’s offense went on a 23-7 run to close the half, while surrendering a season-low 18 points on 28.6 percent shooting by the Sun Devils (10-18, 2-14).In the second half, the Sun Devils missed their first six attempts from the field and USC capitalized, building its lead to a game-high 26 points, as it led 51-25 with 10 minutes remaining.USC will look to continue its four-game win streak when it concludes the Pac-10 regular season with a trip up north to the Washington schools next weekend.“As a team we are hitting our peak, we are playing lock down defense and playing great offense,” Smith said. “We are not thinking about the NIT, we are thinking about the NCAA tournament.”First up for the Trojans will be Thursday night’s 7 p.m. tilt against Washington State (17-10, 7-8) at the Wallis Beasley Coliseum in Pullman, Wash.The Cougars are led by senior guard and Pac-10 Player of the Year candidate, Klay Thompson (21.2 points, 5.2 rebounds and four assists per game).USC won the teams’ first contest this season back on Dec. 31, narrowly defeating the Cougars 60-56.“Those are two must wins for us,” Stepheson said. “It won’t be an easy trip, but we can get it done.”The Trojans, who currently find themselves alone in fourth place in the conference standings, will then return to Los Angeles  March 9 to take part in the Pac-10 Tournament at the Staples Center.last_img read more

Mae Batherson wins conference Rookie of the Week award

first_imgFor the second time this season, Syracuse freshman defender Mae Batherson has earned College Hockey America Rookie of the Week. In a two-game series over the weekend against conference leader Mercyhurst, Batherson recorded four points, including three assists in the 8-3 thrashing of the Lakers on Friday. All of Batherson’s assists were sent to three different Orange goal-scorers. These included feeding Lindsay Eastwood for the powerplay goal in the first period, Emma Polaski’s second period powerplay goal, and Kelli Rowswell’s goal in the third period. Batherson now has twelve assists on the season. In addition to the assists, Batherson also found the back of the cage, scoring the go-ahead goal to put the Orange up 2-1 in an eventual 4-3 overtime loss on Saturday. It was Batherson’s third goal of the season.In the SU defensive zone, Batherson blocked three Mercyhurst shots en route to Friday’s win.“I think we just played really well as a team,” said Batherson after Saturday’s loss. “We just gotta keep going and keep on working on our breakouts and getting pucks out so we can play offense and the other end.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textBatherson previously won CHA Rookie Of the Week during the week of October 27-November 2 when she recorded two goals and an assist in two games against RIT, and had two blocked shots against Union. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on January 13, 2020 at 10:01 pm Contact Will: wrhentsc@syr.edulast_img read more