Arsenal captain Granit Xhaka speaks out on penalty mistake in north London derby

first_imgAdvertisement Metro Sport ReporterSunday 1 Sep 2019 10:11 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.5kShares Comment The Swiss midfielder brought down Heung-min Son with a rash tackle (Picture: Getty)Granit Xhaka has thanked Arsenal fans for their support in the north London derby and acknowledged the ‘mistake’ he made that gifted Tottenham a two-goal lead.The Gunners went behind early on at the Emirates after Christian Eriksen tapped in from close range following a weak save from Bernd Leno, with Spurs given the chance to double their lead shortly before half-time.Skipper Xhaka went to ground as Heung-min Son drove into the box and wiped out the South Korean, with Harry Kane stepping up to dispatch the resulting penalty. Arsenal 2-2 Tottenham: Unai Emery press conferenceTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 7:47FullscreenArsenal 2-2 Tottenham: Unai Emery press conferencehttps://metro.co.uk/video/arsenal-2-2-tottenham-unai-emery-press-conference-1997076/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.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 Arsenal captain Granit Xhaka speaks out on penalty mistake in north London derby Xhaka wiped out Son in the first half of the north London derby (Picture: Sky Sports)Fortunately for Arsenal, goals from Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang saw Arsenal rally, levelling the scores at 2-2, though neither side could find a winner.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTGary Neville and Graeme Souness were both scathing in their assessment of Xhaka’s rash challenge, and the Swiss midfielder admits it was not his finest hour.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‘Thanks for the amazing support inside the Emirates,’ Xhaka wrote on Instagram.‘We showed a lot of character and you helped us to come back into the game. For the penalty I made a mistake – I’m of course angry about it but I will never give up!’Speaking about Xhaka’s error for the penalty, manager Unai Emery said: ‘In 90 minutes I am very proud of his work. Some mistakes we can have and I want to use to progress and improve. There are more positive things collectively, individually and also with Xhaka for me.‘The penalty is really one action that is very disappointing. He worked very well. He played very well. If we won the match maybe we’d speak about the mistakes less.’ Advertisementlast_img read more

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Ocean racing champion Scott Cavanough’s family home to sell

first_imgThis house at 64 Kingsley Terrace, Wynnum is going to auction on May 2 at 6.30pm.FIVE days a week Marie and Ron Cavanough would drive from the western suburbs to Manly so their youngest son could learn to sail. The ground level kitchenette and living area.Joseph Lordi of Queensland Sotheby’s International Realty is taking the property to auction on May 2. Glamping by the bay in this beachy four-bedroom house across two levels.The house now feels exactly as Mrs Cavanough had hoped, like glamping by the bay.“I told Ron I wanted a beach house, and it is that. It is a very liveable house, so relaxed and with all the views.”There are four levels of decks and each one has been made differently. Marie and Ron Cavanough’s son, Scott Cavanough, on board Skippy. Mrs Cavanough, a woman of great patience, finally put her foot down and her husband built the family a Wynnum beach house in 2000.Their son, Scott Cavanough, has gone on to race in seven Sydney to Hobart yacht races and is now living in the UK, so the couple are selling their Wynnum house at 64 Kingsley Tce and are thinking of retiring to a big boat. MORE REAL ESTATE STORIES More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus13 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market13 hours agoDuring the build a cyclone hit north Queensland and all available timbers were shipped north to help in the recovery effort.“We couldn’t get a single plank for the stairs, all the building materials were going up north, so we made aluminium stairs instead.”center_img The aluminium stairs with corrugated ceiling above.Mr Cavanough’s craftsmanship came to the rescue, turning corrugation into practical as well as aesthetic features, from the ensuite and kitchen, to the ceiling. The top level deck at 64 Kingsley Terrace, Wynnum.A separate studio at the rear of the 405sq m block has been Mr Cavanough’s workshop until its recent transformation into a gym.The house was built with teenagers in mind, so there is a second kitchen on the ground floor and a covered deck with a pool table on it. Australian yacht-racing champion Scott Cavanough now lives in the UK but his family used to commute to Manly to encourage his love of sailing. Picture: Brad Cooper. “When we bought here (in 1998) my husband promised me great things, the house was going to be built quickly,” Mrs Cavanough said.“That didn’t happen.” >>>FOLLOW THE COURIER-MAIL REAL ESTATE TEAM ON FACEBOOK<<<last_img read more

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Wickham not thinking about survival

first_img The 21-year-old scored his fourth goal of the season in Saturday’s 2-0 victory over Burnley which hauled the Black Cats into 14th place and four points clear of the drop zone. It was their first win in the league in six attempts since December 21 and just their second of the season at the Stadium of Light. Sunderland striker Connor Wickham insists another fight for Barclays Premier League survival has never crossed his mind. It was not a good day, however, for the Clarets, who left Wearside sitting just one place and a single point above the relegation zone. They were poor in the first half, although Ashley Barnes might have headed them into an early lead, and while they rallied after the break, they never really looked like rescuing the situation. Manager Sean Dyche said: “That is life in the Premier League. We have been learning, we are improving, I am sure of that, over the season. We are still on good shape. “I always remind you people thought we would need snookers at Christmas and we didn’t, and we are still active. “It’s a learning curve for these players on a weekly basis and it’s another big reminder that you have to be on top of your game for every minute, certainly when you are us. We can’t come away from our performance levels and we had too many down. “At any level of football, it’s improbable that every player on your team plays at the top level of their performance every week. But we can’t carry threes and fours if they are not on their levels. “Others can. If you are Chelsea, maybe Arsenal, Manchester United et cetera, if they have three or four players who are well below par, they can still carry that. We need everyone at it all of the time.” However, Wickham, whose five goals in three games at the end of last season provided the platform for the club’s unlikely great escape, has never even considered the prospect of having to produce a similar fightback this time around. He said: “You can never guarantee you are safe – you just have to look at last season. We were seven points adrift and then we managed to avoid it. I don’t think anybody can guarantee safety until it’s mathematical, so we are not even thinking about that. “Obviously the aim is to stay in the Premier League and do the best we can, but I don’t think – well, for me personally, relegation has never crossed my mind, so it shouldn’t for the team either.” Head coach Gus Poyet, despite his delight at a performance and result which answered his pre-match challenge to make the game a turning point in a difficult season, was swift to warn his team they had done little more than start a process which needs to continue over the weeks and months ahead. However, the manner in which victory was achieved will have come as a welcome relief as his efforts to find a system in which new signing Jermain Defoe could prosper finally paid dividends. Having abandoned the three-man defence he had employed in the previous two fixtures, he opted for a system which allowed Wickham to support Defoe and full-backs Anthony Reveillere and Patrick van Aanholt to get forward, and that proved to be Burnley’s undoing. Wickham headed home Reveillere’s 20th-minute cross to open the scoring and when Defoe slid home Van Aanholt’s pull-back 14 minutes later for his first Sunderland goal, the points were secure. The former Ipswich frontman said: “We played well as a team and we looked comfortable. I have not had much of a chance to play in a game situation with Jermain. On Saturday, we got the opportunity and we both managed to score, which is good.” Press Associationlast_img read more

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GARDAI DO NOT SUSPECT FOUL PLAY AFTER DISCOVERY OF MAN’S BODY

first_imgGardai do not suspect foul play following the death of a man in Kilcar.The 67 year old’s body was found in his own home yesterday evening.The man, who lived alone, had not been seen for a number of days. Neighbours became concerned when they had not seen the man for a number of days.Gardai found the man at his home where he was pronounced dead.His remains were brought to Letterkenny General Hospital last night.  GARDAI DO NOT SUSPECT FOUL PLAY AFTER DISCOVERY OF MAN’S BODY was last modified: February 22nd, 2015 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:bodydonegalfoul playGardaikilcarlast_img read more

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Donegal Town on high alert for further flooding

first_imgEmergency services are bracing for more flooding in Donegal Town this morning when the River Eske reaches high tide. Homes and businesses have been damaged by floodwater following heavy rain fall at the end of Storm Lorenzo.Up to 50mm of rainfall was dumped on South Donegal during the early hours of the morning. However, the River Eske has not yet reached high tide. With high volumes of water in the river this morning, there is a risk that high tide will bring further flooding at 10.30am.The local fire service was dispatched to the scene early this morning along with Donegal Civil Defence. Emergency operations are underway, with seven fire units and two high-volume water pumping units in use.New Row, the Quay Car Park, the Old Laghey Road, Brookfield Manor and Clarendon Drive are all badly affected by the floods.Donegal County Council has deployed staff to the area to give out sandbags and deal with affected roads. The council has thanked the local community for their assistance and support during this flooding event. There has also been substantial flooding in Bundoran, Frosses and Laghey.Donegal County Council can be contacted during normal business hours on 074 91 53900 and in the event of an out of hours emergency the Council’s Road Service can be contacted on 074 91 72288.  For emergencies requiring the assistance of the Fire Service call 999 or 112.  Donegal Town on high alert for further flooding was last modified: October 7th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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)last_img read more

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Latest: Liverpool 0 Chelsea 1 – Blues on course for win at Anfield

first_imgChelsea had Asmir Begovic to thank for preserving their lead in the second half at Anfield.The Blues keeper did well to spread himself and deny Liverpool’s Daniel Sturridge after he was slipped in on goal by Adam Lallana.From the resulting corner, Kolo Toure sent a header straight at Begovic.Chelsea had chances to extend their lead, with Eden Hazard – whose superb solo effort separated the two teams at the break – once again looking threatening.The Belgian had a shot from the edge of the box gathered by Liverpool keeper Simon Mignolet, who also beat away Pedro’s firmly struck effort.Chelsea suffered an injury blow early in the second half when Willian limped off and Kenedy came on.But they are on course for victory thanks to Hazard’s 31st minute goal, when he skipped in from the left flank, drifted past several static Liverpool players and clipped a low right-footed finish into the bottom corner.Liverpool: Mignolet, Clyne, Toure, Lovren, Moreno, Can, Milner, Lallana, Coutinho, Firmino, Sturridge.Subs: Bogdan, Skrtel, Smith, Lucas, Allen, Ojo, Benteke.Chelsea: Begovic; Azpilicueta, Mikel, Cahill, Baba Rahman; Fabregas, Matic; Pedro, Willian (Kenedy 57), Hazard; Traore.Subs: Amelia, Tomori, Loftus-Cheek, Palmer, Pato, Abraham.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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Sharks complete perfect road trip with shutout win over Wild

first_imgST. PAUL, Minn. — The corner is clearly being turned.After an up and down opening two months of the season, things are starting to fall in place for the Sharks (19-11-5), who picked up their seventh win in eight games by beating the Minnesota Wild 4-0 in St. Paul Tuesday night.In doing so, the Sharks completed a quick two-game road trip through the upper Midwest with a perfect record, extending their winning streak to a season best five games.Logan Couture broke a scoreless tie at 9:49 of …last_img

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Sharks Can Digest Vegetables: Scientists Flabbergasted

first_img(Visited 508 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 An apex carnivore of the sea not only eats seagrass, but can digest it just fine.Notice the surprise of the scientific community that a bonnet shark has been observed grazing on seagrass. They checked its stomach, and found that it is digesting the seagrass and gaining nutritional benefit from it.‘Vegetarian’ shark discovery: First omnivorous species of sea predator stuns scientists (Fox News).Surprised scientists have identified the seagrass-munching bonnethead as the first omnivorous shark species…“We were absolutely surprised to find that the bonnethead sharks were taking an omnivorous digestive strategy,” Samantha Leigh, a doctoral candidate at the University of California, Irvine and the study’s lead author, told Fox News….In their paper, the researchers explain that the sharks are doing a decent job of digesting the seagrass. “We have always thought of sharks as strict carnivores, but the bonnethead is throwing a wrench into that idea by digesting a fair amount of the seagrass that they consume,” Leigh told Fox News.‘Carnivore’ sharks have a stomach for greens: study (Phys.org). The find is ‘Truly remarkable,’ this article begins. It says that seagrass may compose about 62% of the shark’s diet.Leigh described the results as “surprising“.“Bonnetheads have a digestive system that is very similar to other closely-related species that are definitely strictly carnivorous, so the fact that they are acting like omnivores is truly remarkable!” she said.The world’s first flexitarian shark grazes like a cow (Nature News).Bonnethead shark (Smithsonian, public domain)Sharks are notorious carnivores, but one small hammerhead shark also feels the need to eat its greens….Samantha Leigh at the University of California, Irvine, and her colleagues fed five captive bonnetheads on seagrass grown in water containing carbon-13, an uncommon form of carbon. After several weeks on this regimen, the sharks’ blood contained high levels of carbon-13, which must have come from the seagrass in their diet. The team also found that the creatures’ guts host enzymes capable of breaking down cellulose and other carbohydrates found in grasses.This makes the bonnethead the first omnivorous shark ever recorded. Because they are both predators and grazers, bonnetheads play an important part in seagrass ecosystems, the authors say.We’ve discovered a shark that eats plants as a side dish to shellfish (New Scientist). More surprises reported by Yvaine Ye:Biologists had previously noticed that bonnetheads consume copious amounts of seagrass in addition to crustaceans and other shellfish. But because the bonnethead’s digestive system looks almost identical to other meat-eating sharks – and so seems to be best suited to deal with a high protein diet – scientists always assumed the seagrass ingestion was accidental….The bonnethead shark has a gut that looks carnivorous, but is acting omnivorous,” Leigh says. “This means we need to re-classify what it means to have an ‘omnivorous’ digestive morphology. Also, as omnivores, it’s likely that the bonnethead play a role in stabilising food web dynamics and transporting nutrients throughout the seagrass meadows.”The reports call this the ‘first’ case of an omnivorous shark, but it may not be the last.Great White (Illustra Media)Score one for Biblical creationists, who have insisted that animals were vegetarian before the curse. In a world we know that is rife with carnivory, especially in the ocean, I admit I always found that claim a bit difficult to swallow. “What vegetables did great white sharks eat?”, I wondered. Well, here’s a shark eating seagrass and enjoying it! Maybe big teeth do not always imply meat-eating. This bonnet shark probably goes after a field of seagrass like a lawnmower. Nature News says it grazes like a cow.One example does not make the case for creationism, of course. Even the most ardent creationists who believe animals were vegetarian have to draw a line somewhere. Anteaters count as “vegetarian” only if ants are not really “animals” in the classification. And what about the great whales that scoop up tons of krill and planktonic animals with every gulp? Also, since the bonnet shark does eat shellfish and squid, creation scientists would need to demonstrate that it could survive on vegetable matter exclusively.The take-home lesson from this story is the surprise effect. Who was surprised? Not creationists, but secular scientists who had assumed that ocean carnivores never eat their greens.last_img read more

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Illegal bar near Army area closed by police

first_imgAn illegal bar being run close to the Shikargarh cantonment area near here has been closed down on a complaint by the Army Intelligence Unit that it was being visited surreptitiously by jawans who may be blurting out sensitive information to civilians under the influence of liquor, police said on Saturday. The bar was seized on Friday midnight. The police also arrested its salesman Pemaram and confiscated 47 bottles of liquor, they said. Though there is no confirmed instance of sharing of any information by jawans with civilians, its possibility cannot be ruled out, Army intelligence sources said.last_img

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London Olympics 2012: Archers, Abhinav Bindra arrive at Olympic Village

first_imgAce rifle shooter Abhinav Bindra, the 10-member archery team and the four weightlifters were among the first Indians to arrive in the Olympic Village in London.Bindra, who won the historic gold medal in Beijing, was the first Indian shooter to check into the Games Village on Monday. The Indian athletes were welcomed at the village by deputy Chef de Mission P.K. Muralidharan Raja.The Indian contingent, comprising 81 athletes and 51 officials, has been allocated the Seaside Building S1, also named the Titan. Most of the athletes and the officials are on the fifth, sixth and seventh floors.All athletes and officials will be given accommodation on twin sharing basis. Each apartment has two double bed rooms, TV and WIFI connection.The main dining hall has a special corner called Foods from India and Asia, which will be operational soon.The official welcome ceremony for the Indian contingent is slated for July 22.last_img read more

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