1 Mesut Ozil Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil has picked up a slight knee injury and will not feature against Newcastle on Saturday.The World Cup-winning midfielder was one of three changes to Arsene Wenger’s side for the lunchtime trip to St James’ Park, with Callum Chambers and Olivier Giroud also out of the XI which started the goalless draw with Liverpool on Monday.Chambers and Giroud dropped to the bench, with Laurent Koscielny back at the heart of defence after recovering from a back injury and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Theo Walcott getting the nod from the start.Newcastle boss Steve McClaren also made three changes from the side which began last weekend’s goalless draw at Manchester United.Moussa Sissoko returns after missing the last two games with a groin injury, while Daryl Janmaat is restored after serving a one-game suspension, and new signing Florian Thauvin is handed his full Premier League debut.Ayoze Perez, Gabriel Obertan and Steven Taylor make way, with the trio among the Magpies’ substitutes.Newcastle team: Krul, Janmaat, Mbemba, Coloccini, Haidara, Colback, Anita, Thauvin, Wijnaldum, Sissoko, Mitrovic. Subs: Cisse, De Jong, Obertan, Perez, Tiote, Darlow, Taylor.Arsenal team: Cech, Bellerin, Gabriel, Koscielny, Monreal, Coquelin, Cazorla, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Ramsey, Sanchez, Walcott. Subs: Debuchy, Gibbs, Arteta, Giroud, Ospina, Chambers, Campbell.
Dietmar Hamann insists Arsenal have the ability to win the Premier League and go a long way in the Champions League this season – and they must believe they can do it.The Gunners are currently second in the league and got their European campaign back on track with a victory over Bayern Munich at the Emirates on Tuesday night.And former Liverpool star Hamann claims that win over the German giants should instil the confidence Arsene Wenger’s side needs to go on and enjoy a successful season.Hamann said on the Colin Murray show: “Yesterday’s game will give them huge belief. They beat Bayern Munich fair and square and there is no reason why they can’t go to Munich, where it will be the same game because Arsenal played like the away team on Tuesday night, and win.“They just have to show that belief because yesterday, for the first time, I saw Arsenal attack with purpose and belief. This is something they have been lacking in the Champions League, especially when it comes to the knockout stages.“They have got so much pace in that team and so much guile – [Mesut] Ozil in full flow is a tremendous player to watch – and there’s no reason for them to believe they can’t win the league this year and go far in the Champions League, if they do get out of the group.”
The Japanese high school cup could well be the most entertaining football tournament in the world.Check out this brilliant free-kick routine from East Fukuoka High School, from their final against Kokugakuin Kugayama, in which three players from the attaking team form their own wall in front of the wall.What happens next is brilliant.
Brendan Rodgers claims Jurgen Klopp’s attacking approach at Liverpool is nothing new to what he was doing at Anfield.Klopp’s demand for a fast, high-intensity pressing game has been blamed for the Reds’ recent injury crisis.But Rodgers, who was axed to make way for the German in October, insists the Liverpool squad should be well used to playing in that manner.Speaking on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast, the Northern Irishman said: “In fairness to Jurgen, it is maybe something that has just happened.“I’m not there so I don’t see the training schedule or how they are working but all I can say is that when I was at Liverpool for the majority of time I was there we played a similar game. We were a team that pressed the ball and got after teams in that way.“All these guys can do it. The Jordan Hendersons, the Milners, the Coutinhos, they have been programmed to work that way.“Sometimes it is down to the number of games. He has probably just been unfortunate there and I’m sure the injuries will clear up.”LISTEN TO THE FULL INTERVIEW WITH BRENDAN RODGERS ON TALKSPORT HERE
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1 Nathan Redmond has joined managerless Southampton from relegated Norwich in what is believed to be a £10million deal.Despite being without a manager following Ronald Koeman’s exit to Everton last week, Saints have moved to make the England Under-21s international their first signing of the summer.Redmond, a long-time target of the club, has penned a five-year deal at St Mary’s after moving for £10million, it is understood.“I’m really pleased to have made the move to Southampton,” Redmond said.“It’s a fantastic football club with excellent facilities, and I really feel I can develop my game here.“The club’s style of play has always been excellent. They like to play attacking football and it’s a style I feel I can really fit in well with.“When Southampton said they were interested it felt like the right move for me, and I can’t wait to get started now.”Redmond helped England Under-21s to the Toulon Tournament title in the summer alongside the Saints trio of James Ward-Prowse, Jack Stephens and Matt Targett.The 22-year-old made 122 appearances for Norwich after joining from Birmingham three years ago and his arrival is likely to increase speculation that Sadio Mane could follow Victor Wanyama and Juanmi out of St Mary’s.The deal for Redmond has, somewhat surprisingly, been pushed through despite the club being without a manager since Koeman left.Former Nice manager Claude Puel is the bookmakers’ favourite to succeed the Dutchman after moves for Manuel Pellegrini and Rudi Garcia were not pursued.Saints were keen to have a manager in place by the time the players undergo pre-season testing on Tuesday, when Redmond will join up with his new team-mates for the first time.Southampton’s executive director of football Les Reed said of the deal: “I’m delighted to be able to welcome Nathan to Southampton Football Club.“Despite being just 22, Nathan has gained plenty of experience in the Premier League with Norwich City, showing his quality at the top level on a consistent basis.“He has also performed exceptionally well on the international stage, playing a key role in helping England Under-21s win the Toulon Tournament this summer.“While Nathan has already gained Premier League experience, he has the potential to continue developing and becoming an integral part of the squad for years to come.”
The first 50 employees have been welcomed into Abtran’s newly established North Western Regional Operations Hub in Sligo, marking the first wave of a 350-strong jobs boost for the region.Abtran is Ireland’s largest home grown Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) provider which already employs over 2,000 people in Cork, Dublin, Kildare and Southern India.The company has recently set about creating 350 new jobs at its new centre in Finisklin Business Park Sligo. Christina Kenny, Chief People Office of Abtran said, “We’re delighted to welcome this first group of colleagues to their new careers with Abtran in Sligo. Our growth plans are supported by our overall high quality of operations together with continued investment in technology and highly skilled people where we are also investing extensively in learning and development and the creation of career advancement opportunities throughout our organisation.Ms Kenny added: “Our growth in Sligo provides a great opportunity for our people to grow their careers with us and I have no doubt, based on the quality of people joining our organisation, that our operations here will have a bright future.”Established in 1997, Abtran marks its 21st anniversary this year. The company is a specialist provider of services in sectors including government, transport, utilities and financial services.Abtran announced its new centre for Sligo in June, as part of the Irish company’s regional expansion strategy. The development is supported by the Government through Enterprise Ireland. The announcement in June was attended by Business, Enterprise and Innovation Minister, Heather Humphreys, T.D. Jobs boost for the North West as Abtran to create 350 vacancies was last modified: October 22nd, 2018 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) Tags:abtranjobsNorth westsligo
Pictured are members of the Sliabh Liag Hillwalkers Club who were delighted to present DMRT with a cheque for €1,000 from the fundraising walk held on Sunday March 31, 2013. This walk was on the Pilgrims Path, Slieve League. The leaders were Marion McGinley and Suzanne Walsh.This important event is held annually to help raise funds for Donegal Mountain Rescue Team, all volunteers, men and women who are highly trained, they give up their time to help and rescue lost, ill or injured walkers on the mountains of Donegal.SLIABH LIAG WALKERS PUT BEST FEET FORWARD FOR DMRT! was last modified: July 24th, 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:donegal mountain rescue teamfundraiserSliabh Liag Walkers
Sam and Neil in happier times.A young Donegal lad with severe epilepsy has put out a heartfelt appeal to find his best friend and dog Sam.Neil Daniel has been left heartbroken since his beloved collie dog went missing on Sunday night last.The 10 year old boy is lost without his faithful companion whose company he finds therapeutic. Sam has been missing from the Gleneely area near Culdaff since Sunday night at about 11pm.He is a black and white collie but mostly white, he has one black eye and one white eye.He is distinctive in that his front right leg has a shaven patch on it following recent treatment by his vet.Neil’s mum says he is just devastated at losing Sam saying they went everywhere together. “Sam is such a very friendly dog who is loved by all children who are all very upset,” she said.A reward has been offered for the safe return of Sam. Anyone who may have seen him or who may know where he is should telephone or text 0862154587. HEARTBROKEN NEIL PUTS OUT APPEAL TO FIND HIS BEST FRIEND ‘SAM’ was last modified: May 8th, 2014 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:culdaffDOGdonegallostNeil Danielsam
The No. 1 California and No. 7 USA Today national ratings didn’t mean a thing for the Artesia High boys’ basketball team Friday night in a packed Mayfair High gymnasium. But the quick hands and quick thinking of Greg Howell, as well as the quick shooting release of Artesia teammate Malik Story, sure did. Story, after taking a pass from Howell, who had rebounded Pioneers’ guard Derek Glasser’s missed shot from the top of the key, released a shot from the deep right wing just as the buzzer sounded ending the OT period. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card Story, who committed to USC in the fall, saw Glasser’s shot glance off the iron and Howell snatch the rebound. “And Greg got the pass right to me,” a remarkably calm Story said after the fact. “It felt good as soon as it left my hand. I was lucky it banked in.” In fact the Pioneers felt fortunate to be able to climb into their bus with their ratings and league-lead intact. “Malik bailed us out,” senior point guard Derek Glasser said. “The guys stepped up.” Glasser scored eight points, junior forward James Harden recorded 29 points and center Shawntell Norman added 4, all missed considerable time with foul problems, with Harden being disqualified after a charging call with 1:34 to go in regulation. And the ball banked through the rim and net, giving the visitors a 74-71 victory over the Monsoons in a Suburban League showdown. Only one other team had taken the state’s top-ranked squad down to the wire and that was Hughes High of Cincinnati, which handed the Pioneers (18-1 overall and 6-0 in league) their only loss, 59-58, in the title game of a post-Christmas tourney in Delaware. The Monsoons (12-7 and 6-1) scored the final seven points of regulation, the last of those coming on a 3-pointer from the right corner by sophomore Chris Springer to tie the score at 64 with 59 seconds to play. Junior Jonathan Wills, who scored 25 points, hit a 3-pointer over the top of Story from the left corner to tie the score at 71 for the Monsoons with 41 seconds remaining in the four-minute OT. Mayfair coach Brian VanderWal could only have been happier if his team had pulled off the upset. “I’m so proud of them,” he said. “To battle the No. 1 team in the state … they busted their tails.” Frank Burlison can be reached at [email protected] 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!