Comment Will Arteta excel in the circumstances? (Picture: Getty)‘But I think this situation helps someone like Mikel Arteta. Arsenal need such an overhaul of players that it’s actually almost impossible to get that many players in. ‘There’s now an opportunity for him to work with the current crop, and I think it actually takes the pressure off of Arteta, and now anything is a bonus.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‘Arsenal’s expectations will be nowhere near as high as they were a few months ago. I think he’ll now be given loads and loads of time to build. He’s young, he’s enthusiastic, and he’ll want to work with younger players.‘He’s not a [Jose] Mourinho or Pep Guardiola, who I’d call your Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroys, they’re just dealing in majors, nothing else! Arteta is the type who might work from the ground up with lesser players.’MORE: Premier League to resume on June 17 with Arsenal vs Man City to headline season restartMORE: ‘The integrity is gone’ – Troy Deeney says Liverpool’s Premier League title win will be sullied by coronavirusFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page. Metro Sport ReporterFriday 29 May 2020 11:05 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link407Shares Advertisement Merson backed Arteta to thrive (Picture: Getty)Paul Merson has backed Mikel Arteta to be one of the managers to thrive amid uncertainty in the transfer market and believes it will take the pressure off him at Arsenal. Arteta has already taken great strides forward with the Gunners – who are unbeaten in eight Premier League matches under the Spaniard in 2020 – but was hoping to put his own stamp on the squad in the summer. However, there is great uncertainty regarding transfers amid the coronavirus pandemic and Arsenal are expected to be working with a shoestring budget. But Merson thinks Arteta can still drive the club in the right direction, while Arsenal bosses will be prepared to give him even more time to rebuild given the circumstances.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘Every manager is different,’ Merson told Sky Sports. ‘I’ve worked under some great coaches who weren’t good managers, and I’ve worked under some great managers who weren’t good coaches.‘You need the team around you, the coaches around you to challenge you. When you have a coaching staff around you who don’t, and are just yes men, that can be a problem. Paul Merson says transfer market mess will ‘help’ Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta Advertisement
For Wisconsin women’s hockey, a final test remains in the regular season.Heading to face WCHA foe Bemidji State, the No. 6 Badgers (19-9-2, 15-9-2 WCHA) will be facing the opponent who spoiled their season home opener and inaugural game at LaBahn arena back on Oct. 19. The Beavers (6-22-2, 5-20-1 WCHA) shut out UW in game one of the series 1-0, and went on to tie the Badgers in game two.But what has transpired since this early season meeting is an opposite tale.Wisconsin went on to win its next five games, and since has boasted a 17-6 record. Early season struggles scoring were highlighted in the earlier matchup but have since ceased to exist.Last weekend Wisconsin swept Minnesota-Duluth (14-13-3, 13-12-1 WCHA) – a team that had shut UW in the weekend prior to the Beavers success in Madison – and recorded six goals on the weekend.While Wisconsin has been on an uphill climb, the Beavers have yet to see such success. The team has struggled to find consistency, finding itself with a loss in every series since its journey to Wisconsin’s capitol. Adding to the team’s hardship has been a schedule consisting of three successive ranked teams to close out regular season play – first against then No. 9 North Dakota (22-10-0, 17-9-1 WCHA), most recently at No. 1 Minnesota (32-0-0, 26-0-0 WCHA), and now Wisconsin.What bodes well for the Beavers is what transpired last weekend against Minnesota. After a punishing 8-0 loss in game one, Bemidji State nearly gave Minnesota its first loss, or tie for that matter, taking the game to overtime, but falling 3-2 on a Gopher power play goal.Despite being outshot 44-14 in the game, Bemidji State showed both its ability to capitalize on opportunities, and fend off offensive dominance by the nation’s best team.At stake for both teams this weekend is the change to move up in WCHA rankings, earning a better seed in the conference tournament beginning the following weekend. Third-place Wisconsin secured home ice for the first round, and could find itself the number two seed with wins this weekend and a loss, or two, by No. 8 North Dakota – who currently holds a two-point advantage over UW.For Bemidji State, playoffs on the road is a given, but a combination of success against the Badgers and losses by St. Cloud State (9-20-3, 5-19-2 WCHA) would move them out of last place and more importantly keep them from traveling to face undefeated Minnesota.Also up for grabs is momentum, something any team wants to have driving them into post-season play.Continued offensive dominance will be key for Wisconsin – which outshot the Bulldogs last weekend 79-50 – if it hopes to come away victorious. The Badgers are 7-0-2 in games this season where they have put 40 or more shots on net. History is on the side of Wisconsin, who holds a dominating 49-4-3 all-time record over Bemidji State.But with the performance by the Beavers against Minnesota, it will be no easy victory for the Badgers.A win this weekend would also put head coach Mark Johnson at 300 career wins at Wisconsin. Game one is set for Friday night at 7 p.m. and game two will begin Saturday at 4 p.m., both being played at Bemidji’s Stanford Center.
The final day of the fourth edition of the Nenagh Classic took place today. Racing director Rene Van Dam looks back on today’s cycling action.
A 22-year-old pork-knocker was found dead on Christmas Day along the Obanna Backdam trail in the Kuribrong village, Region Eight (Potaro-Siparuni) with two stab wounds to his chest.Dead is Samuel Gonsalves M Amo who hailed from the Tabatinga village, Lethem, Region Nine (Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo).According to the Police, Amo was employed by a gold miner of Moruca, North West District (NWD), Region One (Barima-Waini), while working on a four-inch land dredge at Obanna Backdam.He was last seen alive consuming alcoholic beverages with his friends on Christmas Eve.Reports are that on Monday, Amo received his salary in raw gold from his employer and went to a nearby shop where he was seen imbibing with friends.The group is said to have visited various shops before finally settling at one particular bar where they ushered in Christmas.However, Amo allegedly left his friends at that shop stating that he was returning to his camp and ventured into the backdam area.He was never seen again until a ranger discovered his lifeless body almost 19 hours later.Reports are at about 18:30h, the ranger of that district was doing routine checks along the trail and noticed a large object on the roadway. As he reached closer, he realised that it was the body of a man.The ranger immediately notified the Police and upon the arrival of the Police ranks, it was discovered that Amo had two visible stab wounds to the left side of his chest.His body was taken to the Mahdia Hospital where he was pronounced dead and was placed in the mortuary pending a Post-Mortem Examination (PME).Police Commander of that Region, Superintendent Ramesh Ashram told Guyana Times on Saturday that several persons were questioned about the man’s murder but at present, there are no suspects in custody.He stated that the location of the crime is not populated and to date, no one has come forward with any information.The Commander noted that all of the now-dead man’s friends that were imbibing with him were also questioned but they alleged that Amo had left their company shortly after 12:05h on Christmas Day. Police are investigating.
A 30-year-0ld Donegal man is awaiting sentencing after pleading guilty at Derry Crown Court to injuring a child and a woman in a hit-and-run incident on a Co Derry beach last year.Paul John Doherty, of Ballynahone, Fahan in Co. Donegal, pleaded guilty to seven charges relating to an incident in which a mother and her child were injured when struck by a red BMW on Benone Beach on 21 July.Doherty admitted two charges of dangerous driving on the beach and at Seacoast Road, Limavady. He also pleaded guilty to driving with excess alcohol, failing to stop at, report and remain at an accident in which injury had occurred.Defence barrister Joe Brolly told the court Doherty had expressed “deep regret” about the incident.Adjourning sentencing to 31 March next for pre-sentence reports, Judge Phillip Babington released Doherty on continuing bail.DONEGAL MAN ‘DEEPLY REGRETS’ HIT-AND-RUN BEACH INCIDENT, BARRISTER TELLS COURT was last modified: February 25th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)
Les opportunites commerciales sont nombreuses dans l’economie de l’Afrique du Sud et certains secteurs presentent une croissance et un potentiel d’investissement particulierement eleves. Ceux-ci comprennent les secteurs suivants :L’industrie automobileLe secteur automobile de l’Afrique du Sud est un moteur turbo general pour la fabrication et l’exportation de vehicules et de composants. Le secteur represente environ 10% des exportations du secteur industriel d’Afrique du Sud, ce qui en fait un element essentiel de l’economie. En savoir plusSous-traiterAlors que les societes a travers le monde qui repondent a une pression sur l’efficacite et les prix de plus en plus grande, l’Afrique du Sud devient un emplacement international de choix pour la sous-traitance de processus commerciaux. En savoir plusTIC et electroniqueLe leader du developpement des technologies de l’information et de la communication en Afrique, l’Afrique du Sud, est le 20eme plus grand consommateur de produits et services informatiques du monde. En savoir plusLe tourismeLa beaute des paysages, les exterieurs magnifiques, le climat ensoleille, la diversite culturelle et la reputation d’apport de valeur ajoutee a la monnaie en Afrique du Sud ont fait du pays une des destinations a plus forte croissance du monde en matiere de loisirs et d’affaires. En savoir plusL’Agriculture et le commerce agricoleLa biodiversite de l’Afrique du Sud et un littoral de 3000 kilometres de long desservi par sept ports commerciaux favorisent la culture d’une large gamme de produits marins et agricoles, des arbres a feuilles caduques, citrons et fruits subtropicaux jusqu’aux cereales, laine, fleurs coupees, betail et gibier. En savoir plusIndustrie miniere et mineraisL’Afrique du Sud est un producteur de premier rang de metaux precieux comme l’or et le platine ainsi que de metaux de base et de charbon. C’est le quatrieme producteur mondial de diamants. Et les specialistes estiment que le potentiel de decouverte d’autres gisements de rang mondial dans des regions qui n’ont pas ete encore totalement exploitees est considerable. En savoir plusL’industrie chimiqueLe secteur des produits chimiques d’Afrique du Sud, y compris la production de carburant et de plastiques ainsi que de produits pharmaceutiques, est le plus important de ce type en Afrique et a ete identifie par le gouvernement comme un facteur essentiel de la croissance economique. En savoir plusSAinfo reporter
In the men’s division, Evans Maripa, currently ranked 31st in the world, defeated world number 32 Lahcen Majdi of France 7-6, 6-2 in his first match. ‘We are so proud of Lucas’Wheelchair Tennis South Africa’s director and coach Holger Losch commented in a statement: “We are so proud of Lucas and his achievements, and look forward to watching this inspirational athlete at the Paralympics.” FinalThat victory booked him a place against the top seed, Sweden’s Anders Hard, in the final. The two had previously met in the final of the Korea Open, with Sithole claiming a 6-4, 6-3 win. After recording an emotional victory in the Korea Open at the beginning of June, South African quads wheelchair tennis star Lucas Sithole continued his good form with a runner-up finish at the Daegu Open this past weekend. This time around, however, Hard exacted a measure of revenge by outlasting the South African star 6-4, 6-7, 6-1. In the semi-finals, he faced Frenchman Stephane Erismann and came close to repeating his whitewash victory of the previous round, running out a 6-1, 6-0 winner. It was the same result he had achieved against Erismann in the Korea Open. Sithole, who is preparing for the Paralympics for the first time, cruised through his quarter-finals clash against Korean Young-Mok Yu, winning 6-0, 6-0. It was, nonetheless, another successful tournament for Sithole, who has risen to seventh in the world rankings. He next faced world number 11 Takashi Sanada, whose experience proved the difference, as the Japanese player recorded a 6-2, 6-2 win. SAinfo reporter World number 40 Sydwell Mathonsi scored a 6-4, 6-4 win over Israel’s Gamini Dissanayake in his opening match. 15 June 2012 He was beaten 7-6, 6-4 by David Dalmasso of France, ranked 14 places above him, in his second match. Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material
The South African Government has taken note of media reports alleging that South African female prisoners in Mozambique are subjected to sexual abuse and related conditions of hardship.The South African government views these allegations in a serious light. The matter will be brought to the attention of the Mozambican authorities for further investigations.Officials from the South African High Commission in Maputo make regular visits to prisons in Mozambique to monitor the conditions of South African inmates. During the last visit, the prisoners complained about general prison conditions such as poor medical treatment and food. Our information is that these conditions apply to all prisoners and are not exclusive to South African prisoners.The South African Government will continue to render regular Consular Services to the prisoners and their families, part of which is to ensure that their basic human rights are respected. The South African High Commission in Maputo will monitor the progress of the envisaged investigation until the matter is brought to its logical conclusion.For more information: Nelson Kgwete at 076 431 3078Issued by Government Communications (GCIS) on behalf of the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO).