Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang admits he’d rather face Frankfurt than Chelsea in Europa League final

first_imgAdvertisement Aubameyang and Lacazette combined superbly to see off Valencia in the first leg (Getty)Nevertheless, Aubameyang says he is not keen on the prospect of facing Maurizio Sarri’s side for a third time and feels Frankfurt are a slightly easier proposition.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘No, I don’t want them,’ Aubameyang told reporters when asked about the prospect of facing Chelsea in Baku.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 City‘We know they are a great team but hopefully first we will go to the final and then I prefer to play Frankfurt, because we have already played against Chelsea.‘I know Frankfurt are really good and if we both go through to the final it will be a hard one.’ Ewan RobertsSaturday 4 May 2019 9:52 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link3.3kShares Comment Pedro netted Chelsea’s equaliser in Germany as they drew 1-1 with Frankfurt (Getty)Aubameyang is currently two goals behind Mohamed Salah in the race for the Premier League Golden Boot and has not given up hope of overtaking the Liverpool man.He continued: ‘It’s a tough battle. We have great strikers in the Premier League. Hopefully they won’t keep scoring, but I’m a guy who is confident and I know that I can do it. If I don’t, no worries, that’s no problem. But there are still two games to play in the league so I have my chances. Why not?‘I won it two years ago in Germany, in the last game. Me and [Robert] Lewandowski were level on 30 goals and on the final day I scored a penalty. When you are a striker it means a lot. If you want to be the best you have to win the Golden Boot.’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 Arsenalcenter_img The Gabon striker isn’t keen on the prospect of an all Premier League final (Picture: Getty)Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang says he would prefer to avoid facing Chelsea in the final of the Europa League and would rather take on Frankfurt.The two English clubs are heading towards what could be an all Premier League final after the Gunners secured a 3-1 win at home to Valencia and Chelsea bagged a potentially crucial away goal in Germany.Arsenal lost away to the Blues in just the second game of Unai Emery’s reign at the very start of the Premier League season, but comfortably won the reverse fixture at the Emirates in January. Advertisement Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang admits he’d rather face Frankfurt than Chelsea in Europa League finallast_img read more

Concrete home built to last

first_imgRay White New Farm principal Matt Lancashire, who is selling the house, said it had everything that a buyer could want. “That’s the kitchen, butler’s pantry plus outdoor and indoor integration with flat grass and pool – all on one level. It’s perfect for families as you can see what the kids are up to in every room,” he said.“This style of build is generally done in Sydney, not in Brisbane. This is an ultra modern masterpiece.” Mr Barr said the atrium living room was where the magic happens. The house comes with 3.5 bathrooms, a pool, and outdoor kitchen and fireplace, home automation, fully ducted airconditioning, high ceilings, custom tapware, quality finishes and a solar panel system with storage.In the kitchen there is designer appliances, custom cabinetry, a butlers sink and hidden integrated cellar off the butler’s pantry and three large pantries. In the dining room there is a replica Lindsay Adelman chandelier, while customised cabinetry and intergrated entertainment equipment can be found in the living room/TV/study. Underfloor heating can be found throughout these living spaces.There is also a family room, also with integrated TV, speakers and subwoofer and a large slide-out veneer door to give that cinema effect.In the study on level one, there is even a ‘hidden’ storage room.Outside, there is a smoker, an underbench fridge, a pool and a wood fireplace. There is no where to hide More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus16 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market16 hours agoThere is a void above the door so you can see up or down levels The verticle garden looks more like a work of artBecause of the atrium-style design, there’s visibility of the whole house.“I am yet to find a floorplan that literally works like this. I see a lot of houses that are beautiful masterpieces but you couldn’t live in it,” Mr Lancashire said.“I am regularly looking for a 25m frontage and they don’t exist too often.“For anyone who is realistically looking to build something, here is the house that will save you the next two years of your life. “It will cut out stress, a potential divorce and a fall out with your builder.“Many houses will date but this house won’t date. It will stand the test of time and in 20 years time it will still look amazing.”center_img Mr Barr, a builder/developer, said the atrium living room was where the magic happened. “You can manage the house easily from there, and you can see where everyone is from the kitchen and living space,” Mr Barr said. “When you have children your perception changes as to what’s important and you don’t understand that until you have children.“The house is a U-shape. There aren’t to many places for them to hide … and one part of that U is purely toys and family room, the bottom of the U is the living area and kitchen, and the the other part is outdoor entertaining.“We haven’t been precious (about the house). The kids go nuts but the walls have been rendered so if they crash in to them, they come off second best.” The void from another angleThe 898sq m Kitchener Rd block – with its gardens designed by landscape designer Steven Clegg including a huge vertical garden at the back of the house – has dual access with a third car space via the lane on Jolimont Ave. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:50Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:50 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p216p216pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreen30 Kitchener Rd, Ascot01:51DESIGNED by renowned architect Shaun Lockyer, this ultra modern concrete residence was designed to be the ultimate family home.Owned by Nick and Angela Barr, the five bedroom house at 30 Kitchener Rd in Ascot has been expertly tested by the couple’s three children.last_img read more

Barbecued Salmon with Fresh Nectarine Salsa.

first_img Tweet Food & DiningLifestyle Barbecued Salmon with Fresh Nectarine Salsa. by: – August 11, 2011 Directions:Rinse fish; pat dry with paper towels. Lightly sprinkle salmon with salt and pepper. Place 2 tablespoons of the barbecue sauce in small bowl; brush sauce on both sides of the salmon.For charcoal grill, cook salmon on greased grill rack directly over medium coals for 8 to 12 minutes or until salmon flakes when tested with a fork, turning once halfway through grilling. (For gas grill, preheat grill. Reduce heat to medium. Place salmon on greased grill rack over medium heat. Cover and grill as above.)For nectarine salsa, in medium bowl combine nectarines, blueberries, pecans, and the remaining 1 tablespoon barbecue sauce. Season with salt. Serve salmon with salsa and lemon wedges. Serves 4.< Share 23 Views   no discussions Recipe source: Better Homes and Gardenscenter_img Share Sharing is caring! Share This fresh grilled salmon is served with a refreshing salsa that combines nectarines, blueberries, pecans, and barbecue sauce, prepared from start-to-finish in less than 30 minutes. Salmon is rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which help to reduce LDL (bad) cholesterol.Nnutrition facts * Calories318 * Total Fat (g)17 * Saturated Fat (g)3, * Monounsaturated Fat (g)7, * Polyunsaturated Fat (g)6, * Cholesterol (mg)66, * Sodium (mg)344, * Carbohydrate (g)17, * Total Sugar (g)11, * Fiber (g)3, * Protein (g)24, * Vitamin C (DV%)20, * Calcium (DV%)3, * Iron (DV%)5, * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.Ingredients:4 4- to 5-oz. fresh skinless salmon fillets, about 1-inch thick3 Tbsp. bottled barbecue sauce2 nectarines, pitted and chopped3/4 cup fresh blueberries1/4 cup coarsely chopped toasted pecansLemon wedgeslast_img read more

OAS urges Haitian political leaders to redouble efforts on formation of a new government

first_img Share NewsRegional OAS urges Haitian political leaders to redouble efforts on formation of a new government by: – August 13, 2011 10 Views   no discussions Tweet Sharing is caring!center_img Share Share Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), José Miguel InsulzaWASHINGTON, USA — The secretary general of the Organization of American States (OAS), José Miguel Insulza, has noted with serious concern the continuing difficulties in the approval and appointment of a new prime minister in Haiti, following the rejection of President Michel Martelly’s second nominee for this post by the Haitian Parliament.Insulza recognized the constitutional responsibility of Parliament in approving or not the president’s designee for the post of prime minister. He therefore called on the Haitian political leadership to redouble their efforts in finding a consensus that will allow for the formation of a new government at the earliest moment, noting that Haiti has been without a fully functioning government since Martelly’s inauguration on May 14, 2011.“Mindful of the urgency to continue with the reconstruction efforts (following the devastation caused by the January 10, 2010 earthquake in Haiti) and the crucial importance of consolidating and strengthening democracy in this OAS founding member state, a consensus needs to be found for the approval of a prime minister,” said the head of the hemispheric organization.Insulza further elaborated that a functioning government is critical for the people of Haiti in addressing the varied problems confronting the country at this time. Reiterating his appeal for the development of a national consensus/dialogue among all Haitians, the OAS head affirmed that Haiti’s international partners are desirous of continuing to support the delivery of much needed development assistance to the country.Caribbean News Nowlast_img read more

O’Brien hoping for rub of the green

first_img Press Association “We had been building up to that game (against Zimbabwe) for a long time,” O’Brien added. “Probably since November it’s always been in the back of our minds. It’s a relief to get out on the pitch and play the game and ultimately get the win. “It was a great two points for us. I think we played really, really great cricket right up until the 38th over of the match when we took our foot of the gas, but we got over the line in the end. “We’ve got to re-focus now for Wednesday evening and hopefully we can hit the ground running again and get off to a great start.” Ireland claimed a last-gasp victory over Zimbabwe at the same ground in their opener on Monday, when they were pleased to find a wicket with pace and bounce to suit their style. O’Brien hopes that will give his side a clear advantage against the UAE, who rely on their slower bowlers, and who Ireland beat by just five runs when they last met. That match came in qualification for this tournament in November and on a slower surface in Abu Dhabi. “It’s a great cricket wicket (at Sylhet),” O’Brien said. “There’s a bit of pace for our quicker bowlers and if you get in as a batsmen you can play through the line and score quickly as we saw (against Zimbabwe). “I think that favours us, there’s not as much spin as we saw in the UAE in November. “That will play into our hands potentially from a batting point of view and also bowling.” Ireland almost threw away victory against Zimbabwe before sneaking a bye from the final ball. That has left them with the upper hand as they look to progress from Group B and into the main draw where the likes of England, Sri Lanka and South Africa await. Only the top team from the four-strong group will progress, with Ireland’s final match against unbeaten Holland taking place on Friday. All-rounder Kevin O’Brien believes conditions will favour Ireland when they meet the United Arab Emirates in their second World Twenty20 qualification match at the Sylhet Divisional Stadium.last_img read more

Jamie Vardy leads the way not just with goals but in making them count

first_img As for who stands alongside Vardy as the Premier League’s clutch shooters, then look no further than Watford’s Odion Ighalo, Swansea’s Andre Ayew and Arsenal’s Olivier Giroud. Ighalo has been one of the surprise stories of the season – a fantasy league rating of a mere million shows how under-the-radar he was – but he has returned 10 goals with 70 per cent of them having value. The Nigeria international has put impressive Watford ahead six times and levelled things up once. For Ayew, 66.7 per cent of his six goals have been go-ahead or levellers while if the data was stretched to five goals this season, team-mate Bafe Gomis is 100 per cent when it comes to scoring goals that matter. And, what of Giroud? Maligned by some as a grade-two striker not up to the challenge of spearheading Arsenal’s challenge, the France international has nine goals in the league, six of which have put his side in front, giving his strikes a value of 66.7 per cent. But, as has been the story of the season, Vardy leads the way and there’s currently no sign of him slowing down. In America they call it being “clutch”. Keeping your nerve when the clock is running down, scoring when it matters, when your team is behind. In the 1998 NBA play-offs, Michael Jordan scored a 20-foot jump shot for the Chicago Bulls with 5.2 seconds left to beat the Utah Jazz and win the Finals. It was his final ever shot as a Bull. Clutch. In his career overall, Jordan was five from 11 on go-ahead shots during the last five seconds of matches. He did his work when it had value. Now few pieces have ever segued from Michael Jordan to Jamie Vardy, but, in terms of dealing in goals or points when they matter, the Leicester man is the best in England at the moment. If asked to name the Premier League player who has done the most this season, gut reaction would tell you Vardy. But the statistics also back it up and, what is more, show that he is not just scoring when the pressure is off. In fact, he has delivered under pressure more than anyone else so far. The Euro 2016 hopeful – and Premier League record holder after his 11-in-11 run – has changed the course of a game more than any other player so far this season. Of the 28-year-old’s 15 league goals, 11 of them have changed the ‘game state’ by either bringing Leicester level or putting them ahead. Two of them have reduced a deficit and just two more have been ‘cheap’ in terms of extending City’s lead. That’s 73.3 per cent of his goals that have changed the direction of a match. Now few would be willing to say Vardy is a better player than Sergio Aguero or Harry Kane but on the basis of this season’s numbers, Vardy is delivering under pressure more than his more exotic peers. Aguero – admittedly injured at times – has scored seven goals, but only 42.9 per cent of them have been of game-changing value. Three have been to extend the lead and one to reduce the deficit. It is also worth considering how five of his goals came in the same game, meaning his impact has been even less but it could be For Kane, 37.5 per cent of his eight goals have been of match-altering significance. Two have put Tottenham ahead and one has brought them level. Like Augero, though, there is a case for his numbers being so as a result of the high-quality options their sides have. The same goes for Vardy’s team-mate Riyah Mahrez, with 36.4 per cent of his 11 goals having value. Six have come to extend a lead – often given by Vardy – while two have been go-ahead and two draw-level. The perfect example came on Monday when Vardy broke the deadlock against Chelsea and Mahrez added the second. Press Associationlast_img read more

Why Cruise Ships Aren’t Headed to the Bahamas to Help Dorian Victims

first_imgJust hours after Hurricane Dorian ravaged the Bahamas and veered away from South Florida, many people started asking, “why Miami-based cruise lines are not sending cruise ships to the Bahamas to help the victims?”“I would love to see Carnival, Norwegian, Disney and all the other cruise lines send a couple fully equipped ships to help the Bahamian people recover from Dorian,” wrote someone on Instagram.It is a great idea but cruise line company officials say it’s simply not feasible for safety and logistical reasons. Instead the companies are donating millions of dollars in relief to the Bahamas.But sending cruise ships to the Bahamas to feed, shelter and provide other necessities to those who survived the storm can’t be done right now, according to officials.Safety is one concern. Seaports in the Abacos aren’t large enough for the mega-cruise ships. And ports like Freeport that are large enough to handle larger ships are dangerous to navigate as the storm may have displaced objects hidden underwater that would prove damaging to the ships.Other issues include future cruises that are already scheduled and booked. Ships sail a continuous weekly schedule of voyages that are often completely sold out to those looking to vacation on a cruise.What would happen to those who have already spent money on travel to South Florida to board a cruise ship? Or people who have arranged time off from work? Or spent weeks or years planning getaways with family and friends? A seemingly minor concern.And we are all encouraged to start visiting parts of the Bahamas untouched by Dorian’s rage to help residents there who continue to depend on tourism for their livelihood.last_img read more

Syracuse improves in attack, not enough in 5-0 loss to No. 14 Virginia Tech

first_imgIn the 14th minute against Virginia Tech, Syracuse’s Stephanie Skilton took a teammate’s pass, moved left and toward the net. From 18 yards out, she blasted at the goal. It hit off the post.Would-be opportunities and near misses slipped out of SU’s grasp, plaguing the offense all game. The No. 18 Hokies (13-4, 4-4 Atlantic Coast) glided by the Orange (5-9-3, 2-6) 5-0, but SU showed offensive improvement despite being shut out for the fourth game in a row. Poor connecting passes in the attacking third and failure to test Virginia Tech’s goaltender marred SU’s offensive strides.The Orange tallied eight shots and put six on net. It was the first time SU put more than five shots on goal in three games.The waterlogged surface did SU no favors, slowing some passes and accelerating others.As SU pushed the ball upfield, a pass to Jessica Vigna, a midfielder, slid out of bounds. Defender Maddie Iozzi screamed “It’s got to be on the ground,” and forward Alex Lamontagne instructed “smart passes.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“(Connecting passes) is definitely what we need to work on… I think that’s the one thing that’s killing us in the final third,” junior forward Maya Pitts.When the Orange did connect passes, it hardly tested VT goalkeeper Kaylyn Smith. In the 85th minute, Skilton sent a through ball to Alexis Koval down the right side of the field, but Koval kicked it straight to Smith.In the first half, SU made a habit out of taking long shots that never made their way to the keeper.“We made their goalkeeper look good at times, we didn’t really test her that much,” SU head coach Phil Wheddon said.While SU never finished a scoring chance, the Orange finally created opportunities for itself.Early in the second half, Erin Simon, a junior defender, crossed a ball to the feet of Sheridan Street. She played the ball too far right, losing control of her touch and never getting a shot off.Just more than a minute later, Pitts and Simon smacked blistering shots off of defenders, ending Orange scoring chances.In the second half, freshman Eva Gordon dribbled to her right and into the box, searching for her shot. Instead, she dribbled into a host of Virginia Tech defenders, turning a promising opportunity into just another missed scoring chance. Wheddon wasn’t disappointed with her decision to keep the ball, but wished her touch was better.“I was hoping that she would take a left-footed service, take the ball to the end line and cross it left footed or at least get a shot off,” Wheddon said.SU made offensive progress, but getting chances was only a small step.“It’s hard to finish in soccer and that happens where a team plays really well but the other team just gets chances and finishes them,” said Vigna. “It sucks but it wasn’t one of our worst games by far.” Comments Published on October 24, 2014 at 1:34 am Contact Chris: cjlibona@syr.edu | @ChrisLibonati Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

IAAF Diamond League: Blessing Okagbare Shines In Brussels

first_imgHowever, the Nigerian finished her Diamond League season with three third place performances in the 100 meters event, placing third in Paris, London and Brussels respectively.Okagbare first broke 11 seconds in 2012, at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in London, then ran three more sub-11 seconds that season with a personal best of 10.92 seconds at the 2012 Olympic games.RelatedIAAF Diamond League: Blessing Okagbare Fails To Shine In RabatJuly 17, 2017In “Africa”Okagbare Dazzles In London IAAF MeetingJuly 10, 2017In “Africa”IAAF Diamond League: Okagbare Stumbles To Fourth In OsloJune 8, 2018In “Africa” Olympic medalist, Blessing Ighoteguonor-Okagbare ran a time of 11.07 to finish third in the IAAF Diamond League Women’s 100 meters final in Brussels.28-year-old Okagbare, who ran 10.99 seconds at the Diamond League meeting in London last July, failed to run her second sub-11 seconds time this year after she finished behind Jamaica’s Elaine Thompson(10.92) and Ivorian Marie-Josée Ta Lou(10.93).last_img read more

Andrew Morgan – Independent Content Services – The local lingo

first_img MansionBet adds Bristol City to sponsorship portfolio August 20, 2020 Playtech goes live in the US with bet365 August 7, 2020 StumbleUpon Andrew Morgan, International Manager and Senior Editor at Independent Content Services, says proper translation is key to bookmakers succeeding in their plans for global expansion.Online bookmakers are now truly global. They operate in markets from Europe to America via Asia and Africa, with many looking to extend their reach further as new jurisdictions open their doors to online betting for the first time. To be a successful global betting behemoth, bookmakers must take a tailored and localised approach to the products and services they offer. This is why so many are now multi-lingual; Unibet and bet365 operate in 18 languages, for example. But it’s not just established European bookmakers looking to march into new regions; a raft of African and Asian operators have set their sights on Europe, in particular the UK, in a bid to build brand equity and bolster their customer bases. Kenyan outfit SportPesa, who signed a shirt sponsorship deal with Premier League club Everton ahead of the 2017-18 football season, are one such example. This trend has been further highlighted by the number of Asian bookmakers that have signed shirt sponsorship deals with Premier League clubs in recent weeks. Letou partnering with Swansea and ManBetX with Crystal Palace are two examples.Regardless of whether you are an established operator striding into emerging markets, or a new operator taking on the titans of the industry in Europe, language, and its correct translation, will be key to your success. In this game, simple content mistakes can prove fatal. Take spelling and grammar; a site riddled with spelling mistakes and poorly constructed sentences does little to generate trust among players, which is vital in an industry fuelled by consumer confidence.Furthermore, differences between US and UK English are psychologically important to punters in both territories and not accommodating for this could give the impression the company does not truly care about their custom. This applies to other languages, too, such as European Portuguese and Brazilian Portuguese, where there are subtle differences in football terminology, for example. These principles don’t just relate to the direct translation of websites either. They cover all odds and back-end functionality, as well as news and information services – written, audio and visual.After all, if you translate a betting market incorrectly and punters then place an erroneous bet in good faith, this could cost an operator significantly, both financially and reputationally. The same is the case should there be any errors in the translation of marketing or promotional offers, with mistakes possibly having negative legal implications too.To avoid this and secure a good quality product, bookmakers must move away from using automated translation services and instead use companies that work with a roster of translators who are native to each country and market they wish to enter. Employing translators who are specialists in the specific language of the iGaming industry is also key.This is particularly crucial in new and emerging markets where it is sometimes the case that some betting terminology does not even exist. Native translators, however, can overcome this hurdle by dipping into their mother-tongue vocabulary to devise new terms. The same is true should a bookmaker wish to introduce new sports to a territory, for example by offering odds on horse racing or cricket where the popularity of these sports is not as high as it is in the UK. The international growth of Esports, with its unique terminology, is yet another example.It is therefore important to take a thorough approach. While there may be many pages of text to be translated, maintaining quality and attention to detail is paramount. This should include extensive proofreading and editing, as well as a second opinion from another native speaker. Consistency is also important as this breeds clarity, thus making it easier for first-time punters in particular to place a bet.Any translation should thus go through several checking stages, not just to ensure spelling and grammar is correct but also to perfect the feel and flow of the copy so that it works in its given context. For marketing, transcreation is important to get right, too. The process of adapting a message from one language to another while maintaining its intent, style, tone and context simply cannot be done well by a computer program. Skilled human translators can add authenticity and thus boost faith in the brand.In conclusion, bookmakers – whether new operators entering existing markets, or existing operators entering new markets – must build trust among players if they are to deploy successfully. They must offer them a world-class experience, but one that has been tailored to their local cultural expectations and quirks. Language is how punters communicate with bookmakers, which is why it is so important to get it right. Language may seem like a small thing, and automatic translation services provide a simple and efficient way of launching in new markets, but the opposite is actually true. Language is the most important aspect to get right and requires a human approach. Related Articles Share Share Submit Unibet backs #GoRacingGreen as lead racing charity  July 28, 2020last_img read more