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Arsenal legend Robert Pires praises ‘warrior’ Matteo Guendouzi after display against Tottenham

first_imgArsenal legend Robert Pires praises ‘warrior’ Matteo Guendouzi after display against Tottenham Comment Guendouzi was called up to the France squad this week (Picture: Getty)Robert Pires hailed Matteo Guendouzi as a warrior for his performance against Tottenham in Arsenal’s 2-2 draw with their bitter rivals.Arsenal launched a comeback from two goals down in the north London derby, with Guendouzi leading the fightback and setting up Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang for their equaliser.The 20-year-old’s form this season earned him his first call-up for France this week and Pires heaped praise on the young midfielder.‘Matteo is a warrior,’ Pires told The Athletic . ‘He had a fantastic match.ADVERTISEMENT Pires hailed Guendouzi as a warrior (Picture: Getty)‘He’s a combative player and what I like about him is that he is consistent with that.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘He does his job, patrolling defensive midfield, winning the ball, tackling well, and then playing the ball quickly and simply.‘That’s why he is an important player for Unai and for Arsenal. I liked the reaction of the team to going 2-0 down, the manner of the response.’‘Ten minutes before I was asleep. I thought I was still in a dream.’Matteo Guendouzi on the moment he received his first ever France call-up 🇫🇷😁 pic.twitter.com/unGl7betdC— Metro Sport (@Metro_Sport) September 2, 2019 Guendouzi impressed against Tottenham (Picture: Getty)‘And I said, “What do you mean I have to leave? What do you mean?” He said, “Actually, you’re going with the senior France national team.”‘In my mind I was like, at first I couldn’t believe it. Ten minutes before I was asleep – I thought it was still a dream!’MORE: Matteo Guendouzi reveals France Under-21 coach played trick on him over senior call-upMore: 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 Coral BarryTuesday 3 Sep 2019 9:03 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link2kShares Guendouzi has now linked up with the France squad and asked about the call up, he revealed: ‘Actually, I was taking a nap and someone knocked on my door. I didn’t answer because I was sleeping I swear.‘Then my phone rang and it was the coach on the phone. He said, “It’s me, I knocked” and so on.‘Obviously I went and opened the door straight away. And then he said, “Matteo, come here, we need to talk.” He said, “I like you very much but you have to leave.” Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

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Vendor makes $1.14 million in seven years

first_imgThe owner of 20-24 Oatland Esplanade, Runaway Bay made $1.13 million in seven years.HOLDING a vacant block of land has paid off for the vendor of this Runaway Bay block who made $1.13 million in seven years.The triple waterfront block has, which sold earlier this year, settled for $5.88 million to a Chinese developer.In 2010 the same block sold for $4.75 million.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North4 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day ago20-24 Oatland Esplanade, Runaway Bay.Ray White Sovereign Island agent Alex Phillis handled the sale and said 20-24 Oatland Esplanade was a prized location.“You have views across the Broadwater that extend to Wavebreak Island and over to South Stradbroke Island and of course it’s in a quiet cul-de-sac street,” Mr Phillis said.“Having the canal behind it makes it the ultimate block on the Gold Coast.“You could build three mansions there or an exclusive four-level apartment building.”The land was on the market for $6.9 million.last_img read more

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Coastal home ’built by Mick Fanning’ hits the market

first_imgHardwood timber floors feature throughout.The property features a backlit marble kitchen, media lounge, wine cellar, heated spa, high ceilings, hardwood timber floors and the master bedroom suite at the highest point of the house. It is set to go to auction on February 28. More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa19 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days agoThe entrance to the bespoke home. Over the years, Mr Fanning has set up a huge property portfolio, including owning four properties in Coolangatta and building a mansion in Bilinga at one point.The bespoke five-bedroom, multi-level house showcases spectacular views of the Tweed Coast, and has recently been renovated, including a redesign to incorporate smart technology. The kitchen has a feature island bench.center_img 2 Murraba Crescent, Tweed Heads is on the market. It used to be owned by surfer Mick Fanning.SURFING legend Mick Fanning’s former Tweed Heads home has hit the market. CoreLogic property records show Mr Fanning sold the property to its current vendor in 2013.It’s understood the world champion built the original residence — the current listing said the house was ‘constructed in 2004 by a renowned local icon’.last_img read more

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Auckland councillors may restore ratepayer funding for Santa Parade

first_imgNZ Herald 20 February 2019The Auckland Council may reinstate ratepayer funding tomorrow for the annual Farmers Santa Parade along Queen St.Last November, the council body Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development (Ateed) withdrew funding for the parade from this year.At the time an Ateed spokesman said the parade no longer fitted a new 2018-2025 major events strategy – designed to grow tourism and the local economy in a sustainable way.“This is based on the fact that [the parade] is not a big driver of domestic tourism into Auckland,” the spokesman said.He said the parade was unlike other events – such as the Diwali and Chinese Lantern Festivals – which have activities that run over a week.After Ateed pulled funding, Gull New Zealand and retail giant The Warehouse confirmed they will be pitching in to keep the Farmers Santa Parade around.In light of Ateed’s decision, the council’s community development and safety committee will tomorrow receive a verbal update from officers on options for financially supporting the much loved event, which attracts thousands of families each year.Family First NZ called Ateed’s decision scroogey and a politically correct hijack of one of the city’s most iconic annual events.“Despite being a major event which has attracted hundreds of thousands of children for years, and which should automatically qualify it for funding consideration, the agency is thumbing their nose at this family event in favour of other cultural-based events such as the Chinese Lantern Festival, Diwali and the Pride Parade,” said national director Bob McCoskrie.READ MORE: https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12205624last_img read more

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Troy Dale Blevins Jr.

first_imgTroy Dale Blevins Jr., 25, of Lawrenceburg, Indiana passed away Sunday, September 4, 2016.He was born April 21, 1991 in Lawrenceburg, IN, son of Troy Blevins Sr. and Katherine Dove Blevins.Troy worked as a Professional Roofer and was also a professional MMA Fighter.He enjoyed fishing, football, baseball and Taco Bell. Troy collected baseball cards, but MMA fighting was the joy of his life, his amateur record was 67-2 and professional record was 2-0. Family time was most special to him and he had the most beautiful smile.Surviving are parents, Troy and Katherine Blevins, Sr. of Lawrenceburg, Indiana, Fiance, Kassandra Noel of Harrison, Ohio, children, Julliette Curtis, twins, Jaedyn & Jazmyn Blevins, Triniti Blevins all of Vevay, Indiana and Troy Dale Blevins, III of Harrison, Ohio, grandmothers, Patricia Joyce of Cleves, Ohio and Evelyn Morgan of Lawrenceburg, Indiana, siblings, Tyler & Tori Blevins of Lawrenceburg, Indiana.Friends will be received Tuesday, September 13, 2016 from 12:00-2:00 pm at the Rullman Hunger Funeral Home, Aurora, Indiana.Services will be held at 2:00 pm, with Pastor Alex D’Amico officiating.Interment will follow in the River View Cemetery, Aurora, Indiana 47001.Contributions may be made to defray funeral expenses. If unable to attend services, please call the office at (812) 926-1450 and we will notify the family of your donation with a card.Visit: www.rullmans.comlast_img read more

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Dorothea “Dottie” Hill Codiano, Brookville

first_imgDorothea “Dottie” Hill Codiano, age 86, passed away on April 14, 2020 at her home in Brookville, Indiana, surrounded by loved ones.She was born on January 24, 1934 to Jacques and Veronica Jentz Hill.  She was the youngest of five children and raised in River’s Edge, New Jersey.  Dorothea graduated from Berkeley Secretarial School in New York City.  She left the east coast for the Midwest to attend Miami University in Ohio.  During her freshman year, she met Joseph Codiano; they were married in 1955 and moved to her “adopted” home town of Brookville.  Joe was a longtime football coach at Brookville High School and Dottie managed to make it to every football game for 25 years – missing only one after the birth of one of her daughters.  She loved all the football players and enjoyed hosting the cake parties after the Friday night games.  It meant so much that many of the players stayed in touch with her for years.Dottie was a member of the St. Thomas Lutheran Church.  She worked at the Brookville library for 19 years and was active in Delta Theta Tau Sorority, past chairman of the Franklin County American Cancer Society, and the American Red Cross.  Dottie was also a community mental health rape crisis volunteer and participated in the Brookville Garden Club.  One of her favorite past-times was playing bridge.  Dottie and Joe loved to travel and play golf in their retirement.  Dottie had traveled to 49 of the states.  They especially cherished their time with all their friends at Blue Crab Key in Bokeelia, Florida, where they spent their winters for 22 years.Dottie is survived by her daughters, Becky Codiano of Richmond, Karen (William) Kleinhenz of Westerville, OH, Rachel Crowley of Sioux Falls, SD, and Julie (Mark) Harcourt of Rushville; grandchildren, Adam Harcourt, Abby Harcourt Hayes, and Madeline Kleinhenz, and one great-granddaughter, Harlon Jo Hayes.  Besides her parents and siblings, she was preceded in death by her husband of 47 years, Joseph.A special thank you to all her care givers and loving friends who cared for her these last 6 years.  A funeral was held for immediate family only.  A memorial service will be held at a later date when all can meet.  Memorial contributions can be sent directly to the Joseph Codiano Memorial Scholarship Fund in c/o FCCF at 527 Main Street, Brookville IN 47012 or at franklincountyindiana.com, Margaret Mary Hospice at 108 N. Elm Street, Batesville IN 47006, or to a charity of choice.  All are encouraged to sign the online guestbook or leave personal memories at www.cookrosenberger.com.  The staff of Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home is honored to care for the family of Dottie Codiano.last_img read more

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Alcorn State looks to sweep Alabama St.

first_imgAlcorn State looks to sweep Alabama St. February 23, 2020 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditAlcorn State (12-13, 8-6) vs. Alabama State (8-18, 7-6)Dunn-Oliver Acadome, Montgomery, Alabama; Monday, 8:30 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: Alabama State seeks revenge on Alcorn State after dropping the first matchup in Lorman. The teams last met on Jan. 27, when the Braves shot 38.7 percent from the field en route to a three-point victory. STEPPING UP: Tobi Ewuosho has averaged 13 points and six rebounds to lead the charge for the Hornets. Complementing Ewuosho is Leon Daniels, who is maintaining an average of 9.8 points and 4.5 rebounds per game. The Braves are led by Troymain Crosby, who is averaging 13.5 points and 5.3 rebounds.TERRIFIC TROYMAIN: Crosby has connected on 28.8 percent of the 52 3-pointers he’s attempted and has made 2 of 9 over the last three games. He’s also converted 84.7 percent of his foul shots this season.COLD SPELL: Alcorn State has lost its last four road games, scoring 67.8 points, while allowing 82.5 per game.ASSIST RATIOS: The Braves have recently used assists to create buckets more often than the Hornets. Alabama State has an assist on 13 of 44 field goals (29.5 percent) across its past three games while Alcorn State has assists on 39 of 72 field goals (54.2 percent) during its past three games.DID YOU KNOW: Alcorn State is rated first among SWAC teams with an average of 75.7 points per game.___center_img Associated Press For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.comlast_img read more

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D’Tigress Players Roar ahead of OQT Opener

first_imgMike Brown named D’Tigers coachD’Tigress players have set their sights on clinching one of the available tickets on offer when they begin their Olympics Qualifiers Tournament campaign against Mozambique today.Having missed the 2016 Olympic games in Brazil, the high flying team currently ranked 17th in the world on the back of a quarter final finish at the World cup and two back to back Afrobasket wins are motivated to start on a winning note.Team captain, Adaora Elonu said the game against fellow African team, Mozambique is a must win as they are determined to get the job done within the quickest possible time frame. “We don’t want to put Nigerians through the harrowing experience of permutation and calculating whether we have to beat Serbia or USA if we lose against Mozambique in our opening game.”Elonu was quick to rule out the possibilities of the team getting complacent when they face Mozambique at the Aleksandar Nikolic Hall in Belgrade.It would be recalled that D’Tigress in 2019 defeated Mozambique in Maputo during the pre-qualifiers by 57-48 points with Elonu emerging top performer for the team with 12 points, 9 rebounds and 1 assist.The Flammes Carolo of France Power Forward, Evelyn Akhator said, “We are aware of the task ahead of us and the expectations back home in Nigeria and amongst our fans across the world.”Popularly known as the double-double Queen, Akhator reiterated that, “With our rising profile in global basketball, our presence at the 2020 Olympics is not negotiable. We must do what we have to do to get what is expected of us.”Multiple Afrobasket winner and 34 year old Aisha Mohammed Balarabe rumoured to be eyeing retirement from the national team fold said, “If it is to give the last pint of our blood while playing Mozambique tomorrow, we shall.”Winner of the clash will book an automatic ticket to the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, Japan.In another development, Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF), has announced the appointment of Mike Brown as head coach of the senior men’s national team ahead of the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.Currently with the National Basketball Association franchise, Golden State Warriors as an associate head coach, Brown will lead the D’Tigers to Tokyo alongside, Alex Nwora and JP Bikerstaff as the federation is eyeing a successful campaign.Announcing Brown’s appointment, NBBF President, Engr Musa Kida said the decision was in consonance with the federation’s long term project of turning the team into a global brand while getting the best available resources.“We know that the Olympics require the highest level of coaching and play, so we are trying to put our best foot forward and represent Nigerians the best way we can. In line with the Honorable Minister’s directive where he challenged federations to aim for a podium finish, we want to see how far we can go.”Kida announced that Brown’s role in the team is mutually beneficiary to everybody involved as he is expected to bring his years of expertise in coaching basketball around the world when he takes charge of the D’Tigers.“We are glad that we have been able to seal this deal. This is a win-win situation for everybody involved. The team will have enough coaches (Brown, Bikerstaff and Nwora) to handle them while the federation will focus on other thingsThe federation assured that the arrival of Coach Brown will enhance the enviable achievements already made by the NBBF in the recent past.“When we took over the Federation weeks before the 2017 Afrobasket, many people questioned our ability to deliver within such a short time. But here we are, the federation is being commended for taking such smart and bold steps all along. Nigerians must trust our decisions going forward, to build on what we have achieved.”Brown’s long term commitment to the development of basketball in Nigeria is obvious and should be seen as progressive step.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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Football Bees fall to Proctor in Class AA semifinal

first_imgFor all the work the Baldwinsville football team had to do, and all the adversity it had to face, it still found itself one victory away from a trip to the state tournament.But the Bees never got that win as Utica Proctor defeated them 55-14 Saturday night at Vernon-Verona-Sherrill’s Sheveron Field, the Raiders program earning its first-ever berth in the sectional finals.Much more was at stake besides the usual trip to the Dome at Syracuse University for the sectional title game.Due to a new state playoff format that eliminated byes in the quarterfinal round, the runner-up from Section III would get an at-large bid along with the sectional champions.As such, whoever won between B’ville and Proctor would guarantee to have its season continue with a Nov. 16 regional final, regardless of the result of the sectional title game in the Dome.That was motivation enough for the Bees. So was the fact that Proctor handled them 34-17 when the two first met early in October at Pelcher-Arcaro Stadium.And for a brief moment, B’ville thought it could keep up, answering the Raiders’ first scoring drive and two-point conversion by having Braden McCard throw deep and find Pat May for a 78-yard touchdown pass late in the first quarter.Instead of getting rattled by this, Proctor quickly countered with a big play of its own, Brandon Peterson throwing 47 yards to Saleh Eltayeb to extend its margin to 14-7, and that only proved the beginning.With a big, powerful front line, the Raiders’ ground game did nearly anything it wanted. Twice in the second quarter, Proctor found the end zone, Tasean Cooper going 25 yards for one TD and Zhani James dashing 28 yards for another.Already in front 29-7 at halftime, the Raiders did not let up, breaking four big scoring plays in the second half, starting with Peterson’s 75-yard TD strike to Eltayeb.Cooper added scoring runs of 52 and 59 yards, part of a night where he gained 222 yards on the ground, while Michael Reali scored from 43 yards out. B’ville’s lone second-half tally came on a one-yard TD plunge by Dylan Banks.It was Banks leading the Bees on the ground with 72 yards on eight carries as McCard, other than his early TD pass, completed just two other passes in his nine attempts.Dan Ewald led the defense with nine tackles as May added eight tackles. Kolby Hahn and Jesse Flynn had seven tackles apiece, Cameron Jessen and Robert Hamm each recording five tackles.Proctor advanced to a sectional final this Saturday night at the Dome against defending champion Cicero-North Syracuse, who at Pelcher-Arcaro Stadium rallied from a 28-7 halftime deficit to stun Cicero-North Syracuse 35-28 in the other semifinal.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story Tags: Baldwinsvillefootballlast_img read more

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USG releases statement on mental health

first_img“We are going to be providing a list of steps we’ve taken and initiatives, even if they’ve fallen on deaf ears with administrators,” Donahue told the Daily Trojan. “We are just trying to be more transparent as a Senate.”  USG has worked on mental health initiatives in recent years, including OT 299, “THRIVE: Foundations of Well-Being,” a course piloted last year that teaches students wellness strategies, including stress management techniques and positive psychology. The course was designed in part by former USG Vice President Blake Ackerman along with other USG members and USC professors.  The Undergraduate Student Government released a public statement Tuesday reaffirming its commitment to campus mental health following the deaths of two students last week.  The statement, authored by Speaker Emily Donahue and Sen. Benjamin Shiff and sponsored by 10 USG senators, said the Senate will provide a record of mental health initiatives it’s pursuing by Oct. 15.   Donahue said she hopes USG initiatives will collaborate with the Engemann Student Health Center on marketing initiatives to educate students on the warning signs of suicide and the current mental health programs available to the campus community.  Undergraduate Student Government senators sponsored a statement presented at Tuesday’s meeting that outlined plans for creating more mental health initiatives. (Myra Wu | Daily Trojan) Students dealing with mental health concerns can walk in to USC Student Health centers or contact the 24/7 phone line  (213) 740-9355 for professional assistance. Faculty and staff members can reach out to the Center for Work and Family Life at (213) 821-0800. Students, faculty and staff members concerned about a fellow Trojan can notify Campus Support and Intervention by calling (213) 821-4710. “Students from all backgrounds and experiences deserve accessible mental health resources that accommodate their needs,” the statement said. “We vow this commitment will be met with concrete actions … Senators are committing to working on and prioritizing initiatives that address this need on our campus and in our community.” The statement also emphasized a need for diverse and substantive mental health services for the USC community.  Student Health has also unveiled plans to dedicate the renovated fifth floor of the health center to mental health resources. The floor is set to open in November. Donahue said she wishes to hold the health center accountable for any promises of new initiatives and make sure there are an adequate number of counselors for students. The Senate released the statement in hopes of getting feedback from the student body on how to improve mental health resources at USC. last_img read more

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