Rio Ferdinand and Martin Keown rate Gabriel’s Arsenal debut performance

Posted On Oct 18 2020 by

first_img Comment Gabriel impresses Rio Ferdinand and Martin Keown in goalscoring Arsenal debut Ferdinand and Keown were both impressed with Gabriel’s display (Picture: BT Sport)Picking Gabriel as his Man of the Match, he added: ‘I’m going to go for an area that is an area Arsenal have needed serious attention in and it’s Gabriel. For me you get a clean sheet, you score on your debut, you come in and are as dominant as he was.‘I know he wasn’t asked too many questions, but he’s my Man of the Match. Really happy to see a player of that quality going into the Arsenal defence.’Gabriel lined up in the centre of Arsenal’s back three against Fulham with Rob Holding and Kieran Tierney either side of him, while fellow debutant Willian also performed well and was involved in all three goals.AdvertisementAdvertisementMORE: Emiliano Martinez demands massive Arsenal pay-off as he’s left out of squad vs FulhamMORE: Dani Ceballos squares up to Arsenal teammate Eddie Nketiah during heated pre-match warm upFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Advertisement The Brazilian netted his side’s second goal against Fulham on Saturday (Picture: Getty Images)Gabriel made the perfect start to his Arsenal career, scoring and keeping a clean sheet in a 3-0 win against Fulham, and has already impressed two legendary Premier League centre-backs.With David Luiz injured, the summer signing from Lille was picked to start away at Craven Cottage on Saturday and gave an excellent display at both ends of the pitch.As well as keeping a clean sheet and restricting Fulham to barely any chances of note, the defender made 113 passes – the most of any player – and capped his display with a fine headed goal from a corner.center_img Gabriel rose high above Fulham’s defence to head in Willian’s corner (Picture: Getty)The 22-year-old appears to have taken to the Premier League like a duck to water and former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand feels he will provide much more security at the back for Arsenal, though surprisingly was less impressed by his work on the ball.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTAsked how the Brazilian had fared after a shaky start, Ferdinand said on BT Sport: ‘Yeah with the ball he looks a little bit… not nervous, but he’s just not accustomed so much to playing in a three as well maybe and new teammates.‘But I thought he grew into it and defensively he’s looked very, very, very sound and very solid. So hopefully more of that to come from Arsenal’s perspective.’He later added: ‘They’ve got two new centre-backs who have come in, Gabriel who played today and looked very, very good, very solid – has all the attributes you want to see in a centre-back.‘And they’ve got William Saliba to come in, another young centre-half. And that’s what they’ve been searching for, players who can bring that consistency. Gabriel for me today he got Man of the Match, and deservedly so.’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 ArsenalFormer Arsenal centre-back Martin Keown was even more glowing in his assessment and felt Gabriel gave a very strong showing on his debut, also naming him as the Man of the Match.‘He’s looked a dominant figure from the off,’ said the former Invincible on commentary duty during the game.‘Some talk about maybe some nervousness in his passing, I wouldn’t have thought he’d played in the middle of a three on too many occasions. But once he got into the game we saw the quality that he has.’ Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 12 Sep 2020 2:34 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.3kShares Advertisementlast_img read more


Batesville High School Athletic Department’s Freshman Orientation

Posted On Sep 24 2020 by

first_imgThe Batesville High School Athletic Department is hosting an athletic department “Freshman Orientation” meeting on Wednesday, April 1, 2015, in the high school auditorium for parents and incoming freshmen athletes for the 2015-16 school year. The meeting will begin at 5:30 p.m. For additional information, contact Bryan Helvie via e-mail at [email protected]last_img


THREE MEN HOSPITALISED AFTER HOUSEFIRE

Posted On Dec 25 2019 by

first_imgThree men have been rushed to hospital after a housefire in Letterkenny.The men were in the house in the Willowbrook area when the blaze broke out.It is understood the men are suffering from smoke inhalation. The incident happened around 5.30am this morningA full investigation into the cause of the fire has been launched but it is understood the fire service are treating it as accidental.One theory being examined is that a cigarette may have started the fire.The fire started in the living room area of the house. The men’s injuries are not understood to be serious and they are expected to be released from Letterkenny General Hospital shortly. THREE MEN HOSPITALISED AFTER HOUSEFIRE was last modified: December 27th, 2013 by StephenShare 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) Tags:donegalhousefireletterkennysmoke inhalationWILLOWBROOKlast_img read more


Pizzeria owner who blew stolen €16,000 on gambling escapes jail

Posted On Dec 21 2019 by

first_imgA pizzeria owner who stole more than €16,000 from his ex-girlfriend and bet the cash on two horses has escaped going to prison.Raul Andrei spent more than €70,000 opening up a franchise of Apache Pizza in Letterkenny, which he operated successfully for a number of months. However, Letterkenny District Court heard the 46-year-old developed a gambling habit after visiting a local casino.On October 14th last year while his partner was visiting friends in Dublin he gained access to the former house he shared with Oana Grigore at The Green, Ballymacool, Letterkenny.He stole the money and then went to his local branch of BoyleSport Bookmakers.He placed €10,000 on one horse and €6,720 on another on two different horses at two different race meetings but both lost.The court heard Andrei lost a considerable amount of money the previous day and was trying to win the money back.The accused told a friend that he had lost the money and was feeling suicidal and also telephoned his ex-partner and told her what had happened.The stolen money had come from the business and he had given it to his ex-partner but she had hidden the money as she was aware of the accused man’s gambling habit.Andrei was very remorseful and attended Gambler’s Anonymous and was also attending church meetings and no longer gambles.The couple have one child together and Andrei still pays his child’s creche fees and sees the child regularly.The court heard that the accused, of Sprackburn House, Letterkenny, is now working with a local company, earns €600 per week and is anxious to pay the money back to his ex-partner.The 47 year old no longer works at the pizza restaurant.At a previous sitting Judge Paul Kelly adjourned the case for a probation and community service report and also a to get a victim impact statement.He also ordered Andrei to pay back the money to his ex-partner.The court was told today (Mon) that Andrei has so far paid back €1,400 and continues to support his child and makes regular payments.Passing sentence Judge Kelly said this was a “serious theft and a serious breach of trust.”However, he added that the victim had been very compassionate towards her ex-partner and that the amount of cash taken warranted a custodial sentence.Because of the victim’s compassion and his co-operation he was not sending him to jail and ordered him to complete 180 hours community service for the of €10,000 in lieu of six months in jail and a further 180 hours for the theft of €6,720 in lieu of another six months in jail.Pizzeria owner who blew stolen €16,000 on gambling escapes jail was last modified: November 26th, 2019 by StephenShare 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) Tags:Andreigamblingletterkennypizzeriastolenlast_img read more


Emphatic victories for Smith and Corcoran

Posted On Dec 21 2019 by

first_imgMitchell Smith and Gary Corcoran both extended their unbeaten records with second-round stoppage victories at Bethnal Green’s York Hall.Harrow Weald’s super-featherweight prospect Smith, 20, produced another scintillating display, this time destroying the previously unbeaten Mark Evans.Corcoran won his fight with ease.A hand injury meant Smith, whose record is now 8-0, was fighting for the first since winning the southern area title in September.He twice floored rugged Welshman Evans, who felt he should have been allowed to continue after getting off the canvass for the second time.Earlier in the evening, Wembley-based Irishman Corcoran also took his record to 8-0 by seeing off Faheem Khan.The Pakistan-born Khan was floored in the first round of the light-middleweight contest and twice in the second, prompting the referee to stop the fight.See also:Resounding wins for Higgins and TomsFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more


Stage win for MTN-Qhubeka in Korea

Posted On Dec 18 2019 by

first_img10 June 2013Kristian Sbaragli claimed his first professional win by easily outsprinting the field on the first stage of the Tour of Korea on Sunday and in so doing picked up Team MTN-Qhubeka’s second leader’s jersey of the season in a stage race.The young Italian won the sprint from an eight-man group by a cycle’s length to take not only his first season win but also the sixth win of the African team’s first Professional Continental season. After six top 10 placings this season, it was Sbaragli’s first trip to the top step of the podium.His South African teammate Martin Wesemann made a large contribution to the victory, having escaped for some 100 kilometers, both in a group and solo, before setting up Sbaragli for the sprint after being caught.Podium finishersThe Italian won the sprint in the Korean home of team sponsor Samsung after 180.8 kilometers between Cheonan and Muju ahead of his countryman Albert Cecchin (Team Nippo) and Estonian Mart Ojavee (Champion System).“What a great start. The team has been so motivated to get results this year,” team principal Douglas Ryder.“Martin did an incredible job, showing how he has developed over the last 18 months and for Kris to get his first race win of the year after coming so close so many times is just fantastic for him. We will see many more victories from him now.”Sprint standingsIn addition to taking the overall lead in the race, the Italian also went top of the sprint ranking with his opening stage win.Riders from MTN-Qhubeka featured strongly from the start of the stage. Johann Van Zyl and Songezo Jim tried to get in various break groups, before Martin Wesemann initiated the day’s escape with around 100 kilometers to go.Together with Japanese rider Shinichi Fukushima (Team Nippo), Dutchman Thomas Rabou (OCBC Singapore), Chinese rider Yingchuan Gu (MAX) and New Zealander Jason Christie (OCBC Singapore), Wesemann rode ahead of a large chase group around Sbaragli for about 80 kilometres.AttackedIn an exciting finale, the South African attacked on the last climb and tried to save his ever-shrinking gap with a solo ride in the last 20 kilometres.Although he was caught shortly before the finish, the win still went to his team as Sbaragali convincingly won the sprint.The South Korea race covers 1 077 kilometres and takes place over eight stages, starting in Cheonan and ending in Hanam.The MTN-Qhubeka team for the Tour of Korea is made up of Louis Meintjes (RSA), Johann Van Zyl (RSA), Bradley Potgieter (RSA), Martin Wesemann (RSA), Dennis Van Niekerk (RSA), Songezo Jim (RSA) and Kristian Sbaragli (Ita).SAinfo reporter and Team MTN_Qhubekalast_img read more


Paying It Forward – Online And Mobile Style [Sponsored Post]

Posted On Dec 15 2019 by

first_imgmichael singer Related Posts Even as the industry finds ways to address these issues, experts agree that the potential benefits are too great to ignore. So just about every company in the financial industry is doing what it can to explore the concept with early adopters and build products that will eventually appeal to everyone.Toward A New NormalA $5 bill in your pocket may not buy much these days, but it still comes in handy when you want to leave a tip or buy a bag of fruit at the farmer’s market. The need for cash will be around for a long time, but over time it’s likely to become the exception rather than the rule.The ascendancy of mobile and online payments will be clear when we stop talking about “online payments” and “mobile payments” as something different or exotic, noted Innopay’s de Lange in his report. It will just be another way to buy stuff:“The world is becoming more and more ‘e.’ So the merger of offline and online is basically the disappearing of the first and the latter taking over. In a few years’ time, we will not be writing about e-payments or online payments because it will no longer be a meaningful category. We do still recognize channels and contexts and online payments will diversify to cater for all these channels and contexts.”As buyers and sellers become more and more comfortable with the online and mobile payments, the more likely they will reach for their digital wallets over their real ones. Without even noticing that they’re doing anything noteworthy. Tags:#e-commerce#Mobile Payments#online payments#Payments#What’s In Your Mobile Wallet? What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement While paying with cash or credit cards won’t go out of fashion anytime soon, but they’re getting some serious competition. Online payments and e-wallets are about to shape not only how, but where and when we buy things. Even more important, they will give consumers the power to choose the payment methods that work to their advantage.Catching Up To The FutureAdvanced payment systems are not a new concept. Science fiction writers like Arthur C. Clarke and Ray Bradbury predicted electronic commerce and futuristic payment systems long before they existed. Both men pointed to a time when people and machines come together, exposing the possibilities of individual identity within a larger ecosystem.In 1974, Clarke predicted personal computers, the Internet and online banking. Bradbury’s Guy Montag from “Fahrenheit 451” used an ATM years before they were invented.Today, futurists today like Ray Kurzweil opine about the “Eternal E-Customer” offering tantalizing glimpses of how devices and people combine in symbiotic relationships. Take the world’s current fascination with smartphones. The fact that we can check our bank balance, pay for groceries and give our kids their allowance all with one small device that we carry around with us all day, indicates the intense desire for a simple, portable and personal way to interact with our finances.What’s Possible NowA variety of companies and industries have been working hard to transform online and mobile systems. The larger credit card issuers have recreated their services online, while companies like PayPal transcend the traditional approaches to online payment. Mobile device makers, telecom carriers and others are now weighing in, with the likes of Google Wallet, Apple Passbook, ISIS Mobile Commerce (a collaboration between AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile), and Visa’s E-Wallet making the most noise.As more providers enter the fray, the benefits to consumers become clearer, including electronic coupons, discounts and reduced fees. In the U.S. alone, the redemption value of “deal-a-day” offers – offers distributed via digital channels that typically expire within a few days – will reach $3.9 billion by 2015, according to a McKinsey research report. These coupons are partially a result of brand loyalty, according to Jip de Lange, a consultant at Innopay.“We see payment methods that were originally offered online are now being offered in offline contexts as well, as the PoS [point of sale] terminal functions basically as Internet-enabled device,” de Lange wrote in the Ecommerce Europe: Online Payments 2012 report. “This move not only secures growth potential for years to come, but also increases the relevance of these payment methods as they become part of consumers’ day-to-day routine.”Uneven ProgressMany governments are already moving toward supporting online payment systems. The U.S. Government’s Pay.gov service lets citizens pay and be paid by the government using online accounts. People in Latin America, China, India and Africa are even more likely to incorporate mobile devices in their online payment transactions. Europeans trend toward using online accounts for shopping the Internet, with 58% having done so in 2011, Ecommerce Europe notes.Not all online payment technologies will emerge at once, and not all will eventually succeeed. Researchers at Gartner estimate that Near Field Communications (NFC) is at least five years away from mass adoption. In the meantime, security concerns and the lack of immediate adoption is making many companies disillusioned with aspects of NFC as a payment method: Google is all in, while Apple and PayPal are not.Perceptions of security and privacy remain key issues for all online and mobile payment systems. A recent study by Edgar, Dunn & Company and sponsored by MasterCard noted that the lingering negative public opinion associated with online payments is hindering broader adoption. The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technologylast_img read more


The Secrets of Making Money as a Documentary Filmmaker

Posted On Dec 12 2019 by

first_imgHere are some insightful tips on how to pitch and sell yourself, land the best gigs, and actually get paid for documentary film work.I don’t know about you, but for all the great classes I took in film school, and all the information I learned online and from friends over the years, there never was a course in how to actually make money as a filmmaker. Not only was there not a course, but it seems like it’s a struggle for many — especially when you’re first starting out.Yet, people do have careers in film and video. Yes, it can be hard at times. But it can also be very exciting to combine your avocation with your vocation. Although, with documentary filmmaking specifically, the genre is not always akin to becoming a millionaire.That being said, there’s plenty of documentary-style work out there. You just have to know where to look.Traditional Media ChannelsTraditional media channels do a lot of their work in documentary-style filmmaking. Image by guruXOX.I use “traditional media channels” as a loose catch-all term. Basically, I’m talking about newspapers, magazines, alternative weeklies, public television stations, and community blogs that you’ll find in whatever town or city you live in.Documentary content, specifically, is needed for these traditional and journalistic-style channels. Yes, there might be some crossover into your old school TV news style content. But, many news stations now produce more run-and-gun documentary-style content, aimed more for social media than the 6 o’clock hour.Land these gigs: To get these gigs, you can cold call or email. However, your best bet would be to network. Try to connect with someone in the newsroom who oversees digital content. Bring a demo reel (or relevant samples). If you have your own gear, let them know. And to really get your foot in the door, bring some solid pitches!Agency Work and Branded ContentCompanies are turning toward documentary-style film work in order to attain a more personal touch. Image by TZIDO SUN.I’ve worked on dozens of different documentary-style projects over the years. So, I can say that if you can manage the corporate bureaucracy, agency work and branded content are some of the most lucrative gigs. Whether you’re working directly with individual companies or organizations, or being hired out from a marketing or creative agency, branded content lends itself closely to documentary filmmaking.I say “closely” because branded content, at the end of the day, means to sell a product or service (or just generally promote a brand). However, the industry has definitely embraced the documentary-style for many of their more personal — and often longform — material.Land these gigs: Similar to the advice above, getting your foot in the door for branded content work usually requires connections inside the companies or agencies you’d like to work for. Most companies will be open to you introducing yourself. Some will even take meetings just so you can show your work and let them know your availability.Nonprofits and Cause-Focused ProjectsCause-focused documentary filmmaking is not only rewarding but helps implement change to our world. Image by Studio 72.On the other end of the high-paying spectrum (often, but not always), we find the cause-focused documentary projects championed by nonprofits or action groups. For many of these organizations trying to bring about change, shorts to even feature-length films about specific issues or causes can be great opportunities to really dive deep into a documentary project.While not always the highest paying, these can ultimately be some of the most rewarding projects for documentary filmmakers. After all, your films can actually help bring about change in the world.Land these gigs: Finding these projects sometimes takes a bit of luck, though. However, if you’re passionate about any number of major causes in the world, creating cause-focused short documentary projects on a specific subject is a good way to show your passion and expertise if you can find a relevant nonprofit.Submitting for GrantsApplying for grants is a great avenue when considering funding for your documentary. Image by 2p2play.Finally, if you’re just looking for funding for your documentary — and it doesn’t fall into any of the paid gigs above — your best bet might be to apply for grant funding.Be warned though, applying for grants is no simple task and requires a great deal of work itself. Not only can grants be very competitive, they’re also usually awarded to those with the most experience. For documentary filmmakers starting off, you’ll need to work a bit to build out your résumé and past projects to really show you can be trusted with the money to deliver a finished project.Land these gigs: First, you’ll need to do your research to find grants you qualify for. From there, the application process can be quite arduous if you don’t know what you’re doing. If you’re interested in searching for and submitting for grants, here’s a great article that breaks down each step of the process.Cover image by 2p2play.For more advice, tips, and tricks for documentary filmmaking, check out these articles below.Documentary Tips: Capturing the Who, What, When, Where, and Why5 Tips on How to Create a Great Short Documentary FilmSupport Your Documentary Vision with a Thoughtfully Considered SoundtrackThe 6 Types of Documentary FilmsA Complete Guide to Documentary Filmmakinglast_img read more


Farmers Trained to Combat Beet Armyworm

Posted On Oct 24 2019 by

first_img 2012 outbreak destroyed $31 million in crops The beet armyworm has had a debilitating effect on onion and escallion Story Highlights To combat the dreaded beet armyworm on local onion and escallion production, the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries has completed the training of some 22 farmers and eight extension officers in pest management procedures.The training course comes against the background of the 2012 outbreak of the pest, which resulted in the destruction of some 45 hectares of crops valued at approximately $31 million.The beet armyworm has had a debilitating effect on onion and escallion cultivation and the livelihood of farmers in South St. Elizabeth.The 22 lead farmers from Junction and Gillards in St. Elizabeth, and eight Rural Agriculture Development Authority (RADA) facilitators, were presented with their certificates in Integrated Pest Management on August 21, during a graduation ceremony held on the grounds of the Ministry’s Hope Gardens offices.Agriculture and Fisheries Minister, Hon. Roger Clarke, who was guest speaker at the function, said the knowledge and skills which the graduates have acquired will now serve national efforts to combat the impact of the pest on the cultivation and production of onions and escallion.He noted that the 22 lead farmers will now go on to work in pairs to train an additional 150 farmers in pest management procedures, particularly as it relates to combating the beet armyworm.The eight RADA extension officers, he said, are also expected to transition into a mentorship role to guide the newly trained farmers. Additionally, they will provide technical assistance in support of the Agro-Invest Corporation initiative to develop Agro-Parks in the production of over 717 acres of onions.For her part, Assistant Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) Representative in Jamaica, Karen Pyne, said the Farmer Field School took a very practical and ‘hands-on’ approach in equipping the farmers with the knowledge and expertise needed to tackle the pest.She informed that the training programme enabled farmers and facilitators to study the beet armyworm in their natural habitat and applied the realistic management approaches to their own experiences.For her part, Deputy Mission Director, United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Jeannette Vail, congratulated the graduates, noting that they are now leaders in their field.She said the programme has provided them with the knowledge and expertise needed to combat and put an end to the beet armyworm pest.“Without you, we can’t combat this problem, and so, I ask you to go do the good work and share this information with your fellow farmers,” Ms. Vail said.The ‘Strengthening a National Beet Armyworm Programme’ is organised by the Government of Jamaica, with funding support from the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO). The programme is being implemented under the Jamaica Rural Economy and Ecosystems Adapting to Climate Change (Ja REEACH) project. 22 farmers and eight extension officers trained in pest management procedures.last_img read more


Six Nations parents outraged over Ottawas handling of school supplies

Posted On Oct 14 2019 by

first_imgAPTN National NewsWhile the Assembly of First Nations and Canada debate spending on students, parents on Six Nations are just hoping to get supplies.With the school year into its second month, their school hasn’t received the supplies students need.Parents say some teachers are forced to photocopy textbooks.APTN National News reporter Delaney Windigo has more.last_img