Arsenal manager Unai Emery told to sell Mesut Ozil and Shkodran Mustafi and sign four defenders

first_img Metro Sport ReporterFriday 17 May 2019 9:19 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link3.8kShares Arsenal manager Unai Emery told to sell Mesut Ozil and Shkodran Mustafi and sign four defenders Unai Emery has been told to sell two Arsenal players (Picture: Getty)Arsenal manager Unai Emery has been urged to sell Mesut Ozil and Shkodran Mustafi this summer and bolster his squad with four new defenders.Ozil reiterated his commitment to the Gunners last month by saying he is ‘very happy’ at the Emirates and determined to stay at the club for at least the next two years.But the German continues to be linked with a departure, with Arsenal keen to cut their wage bill as they target a number of signings.Fellow Germany international Mustafi could also leave north London this summer after enduring another poor season at Arsenal.ADVERTISEMENTMore: 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 CityGunners hero Charlie Nicholas believes Emery should sell both Ozil and Mustafi and says the Spanish manager needs to sign four new defenders during the summer transfer window.AdvertisementAdvertisementEmery’s side conceded 51 goals throughout the Premier League campaign, with their defensive vulnerability ultimately costing them a top-four spot.‘We need a whole new backline,’ Nicholas told Sky Sports. ‘I am disappointed that Petr Cech is retiring. I would have encouraged them to give him another year.‘Bernd Leno has got mistakes in him and would have benefited from Cech giving him a helping hand. Advertisementcenter_img Charlie Nicholas believes the Gunners should offload Shkodran Mustafi (Picture: Getty)‘We are looking for four defenders, so on top of the crazy situation of letting Aaron Ramsey go for nothing, it is not great. They need two centre-backs and two full-backs.‘Hector Bellerin will come back and play right-back, as Ainsley Maitland-Niles could be pushed on potentially. Sokratis and Sead Kolasinac are good to have as squad players.‘Nacho Monreal and Laurent Koscielny are getting on a bit now. Shkodran Mustafi must be released in my opinion.‘Konstantinos Mavropanos and Rob Holding are still to come back when they are fit.’More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesNicholas added: ‘It comes down to who we can get rid of. If Emery doesn’t want Mesut Ozil then get rid.‘Ozil is on £200,000 a week, but where will he move to? If he won’t play then Ozil won’t stay. He has got too big of a personality to stay and be on the bench.‘If Arsenal can get him out with a transfer fee then I would. I would give the youngsters a couple more games next year and bring Reiss Nelson back, while looking at a big midfielder too.’Arsenal face Chelsea in the Europa League final at the end of the month. Victory over the Blues would see the Gunners return to the Champions League next season.MORE: Arsenal stepping up move for Gremio centre-back Walter Kannemann Advertisementlast_img read more

Batty Illogic Published in Evolutionary Paper

first_imgScientific papers do not emerge from pure realms of wisdom and knowledge.  They are written by people, who can be illogical sometimes.One has to be pretty smart and well-educated to get into the National Academy of Sciences (NAS).  The criteria for getting published in the Proceedings of the NAS are stringent.  Somehow, though, the criteria for evidential rigor and sound logic are relaxed when the subject is evolution.  Here’s what a recent paper by evolutionists primarily from China said in PNAS about “Adaptive evolution of energy metabolism genes and the origin of flight in bats” —Bat flight poses intriguing questions about how flight independently developed in mammals. Flight is among the most energy-consuming activities. Thus, we deduced that changes in energy metabolism must be a primary factor in the origin of flight in bats. The respiratory chain of the mitochondrial produces 95% of the adenosine triphosphate (ATP) needed for locomotion. Because the respiratory chain has a dual genetic foundation, with genes encoded by both the mitochondrial and nuclear genomes, we examined both genomes to gain insights into the evolution of flight within mammals. Evidence for positive selection was detected in 23.08% of the mitochondrial-encoded and 4.90% of nuclear-encoded oxidative phosphorylation (OXPHOS) genes, but in only 2.25% of the nuclear-encoded nonrespiratory genes that function in mitochondria or 1.005% of other nuclear genes in bats. To address the caveat that the two available bat genomes are of only draft quality, we resequenced 77 OXPHOS genes from four species of bats. The analysis of the resequenced gene data are in agreement with our conclusion that a significantly higher proportion of genes involved in energy metabolism, compared with background genes, show evidence of adaptive evolution specific on the common ancestral bat lineage. Both mitochondrial and nuclear-encoded OXPHOS genes display evidence of adaptive evolution along the common ancestral branch of bats, supporting our hypothesis that genes involved in energy metabolism were targets of natural selection and allowed adaptation to the huge change in energy demand that were required during the origin of flight.These evolutionists must surely know that the earliest fossil bat is already 100% bat (2/16/08, 4/20/06, 1/28/05).  That empirical problem aside, the authors of this paper assume that the presence of “genes involved in energy metabolism” was sufficient to create flying mammals.  The high-performance genes for ATP production (involving the exquisite molecular machine, ATP synthase) somehow made a ground-based rodent take off into the air, with all the systems involved for powered flight.  Why?  Because natural selection “allowed” it.  Since flight “required” a huge change in energy demand, once the genes arrived (somehow), the “origin of flight” resulted.We’re holding up this example of patho-logical inebriation (i.e., drunken stupor) for the world to see that scientists can say really dumb things when under the influence of Darwine.  Don’t let their jargon fool you.  This is blubbering foolishness masquerading as scholarship.Let’s apply this theory to flying dogs.  Some dogs are high-strung, and some are calm.  The high-strung dogs meet the stringent requirements for flight, don’t they?  Tell your dog you “allow” him or her to fly, and watch natural selection bring “the origin of flight” to pass.Some horses are high-strung, too.  Maybe we could call this the Pegasus Theory of Evolution.  If energy requirements being met is all that’s necessary for horses to fly, then evolutionists should expect to find flying horses in the fossil record.  Maybe unicorns, too. (Visited 10 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

David Boies Beat Microsoft Once – Can He Do it Again For Salesforce.com?

first_imgalex williams A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Boies is a celebrity in his own world as much as Benioff is in tech circles. Boies is also not cheap. A Time magazine profile of Boies, back in 2000, said Boies charged $750 an hour. Considering inflation, it’s conceivable that Boies is charging Salesforce.com more than $1,000 per hour. Time paints Boies as a character who at the time represented a new breed of superstar lawyer:“Calmly walking his audience through the intricacies of the case, Boies introduced Americans to a previously undiscovered species of superstar lawyer. He showed none of the self-regarding intellectual pretension of an Alan Dershowitz or the preening, macho strut of a Johnnie Cochran. Unlike his Democratic colleague Warren Christopher, he did not whine. Unlike his Republican opponent James Baker, he did not bully. Instead he explained–lucidly and persuasively.Those who have been listening for even a year knew that this was characteristic Boies. During the long Microsoft epic, months before he won the devastating verdict against the company last April, they had heard him discuss the company’s monopoly. “This is not about creative legal arguments,” he said at one point. “It’s not about creative economic arguments. It is about common sense. It is about facts, and it is about what the real world demonstrates.’ “Now, in face of that, consider the magnitude of lawsuits such as these. The Microsoft case looks like they actually have a legitimate case against Salesforce.com. Is hiring such a well-known attorney a defensive measure or part of the offensive battle for Salesforce.com?Benioff’s tweet is interesting. He says Boies will represent him in his fight against Microsoft. It’s not exactly an offensive pose. We have to wonder. There’s a sense that the battles ahead could determine the fate of both companies. Salesforce.com is constantly pushing its “no software,” message. It’s targeted right at the software giants of the world, particularly Microsoft.As for Microsoft, it makes no qualms about its own intentions to pursue the cloud computing services market with Windows Azure.So we have Microsoft with Ballmer and Salesforce.com with Benioff. And an attorney whose style we already see reflected in the opening salvos of the suit:…the”risk of infringement was either known or so obvious that it should have been known by Microsoft.” That’s a pretty clear statement. The question is will that clarity work this time as much as it has in the past? Tags:#Analysis#cloud#cloud computing#saas Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting A familiar character has entered the stage for Salesforce.com. Attorney David Boies is bringing his celebrated fame back again to take on Microsoft, the company he defeated ten years ago in the U.S. Justice Department’s landmark anti-trust case against the software giant.Salesforce.com filed suit today, claiming that Microsoft is violating patents across its .Net environment and Sharepoint. Salesforce.com claims Microsoft should have known about the risk of infringement, claiming the violations are patently obvious.The lawsuit is in response to Microsoft’s own patent infringement case filed last month against Salesforce.com. That suit centers on Salesforce.com customer relationship management software. Salesforce.com is depending on Boies, 69, one of the more celebrated attorneys of modern times. He represented Vice President Al Gore in the 2000 presidential election recount against George Bush.In the midst of that turmoil, Time ran a long profile about Boies. He’s a guy who you get the sense fits with the tech celebrity status of Marc Benioff, the chairman and chief executive officer of Salesforce.com.Benioff is obviously enamored with Boies. He tweeted today as much today: 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

22 years after Uncle John, nephew Doug Bracewell dismisses Sachin Tendulkar

first_imgThe Bracewells of New Zealand can boast of an unique achievement as two cricketers from the family have now dismissed Sachin Tendulkar in Test cricket over a span of 22 years.On Saturday, New Zealand seamer Doug Bracewell bowled Tendulkar through the gate for 17 with India tottering at 80 for four during India’s first innings on the second day of the second Test match being played here.Interestingly, it was Bracewell’s uncle and former off-spinner John, who also had the distinction of dismissing Tendulkar in a Test match almost 22 and half years back.John, who played 41 Tests for New Zealand during the mid 80’s to early 90’s, dismissed Tendulkar for 24, caught by wicketkeeper Ian Smith.The match was played between February 2-5, 1990 at the Lancaster Park in Christchurch, and India lost the Test by 10 wickets.The piece of statistic merely shows the longevity of Tendulkar, who has completed 23 years in international cricket, having made his Test debut in 1989.last_img read more

Militarys counterintelligence unit monitored Elsipogtog antifracking protests documents

first_img(RCMP tactical officers scope the situation during Oct. 17, 2013, raid on Mi’kmaq Warrior anti-fracking camp. APTN/File)By Jorge Barrera APTN National NewsThe Canadian military used its counter-intelligence unit to monitor the aftermath of last October’s RCMP raid on a Mi’kmaq Warrior Society-led anti-fracking camp in New Brunswick in preparation for the eventuality the situation went “sideways,” according to internal document obtained by APTN National News.Senior officers with Joint Task Force Atlantic, which is headquartered in Halifax, were also trying to assess who was leading the protests locally and the reaction protests planned across the country following the Oct. 17, 2013 raid, according to the documents, including email, released under the Access to Information Act.Camouflage and black-clad RCMP tactical officers wielding assault rifles dismantled a warrior-anchored camp blocking a compound in Rexton, NB, holding exploration vehicles used by a Houston-based energy firm to search for shale gas deposits near the Mi’kmaq community of Elsipogtog in New Brunswick.The raid triggered daylong clashes between the Mi’kmaq, their Acadian and Anglophone supporters and the RCMP that led to 40 arrests and the torching of several RCMP vehicles. The RCMP said it seized hunting rifles, ammunition and crude explosive devices from the warriors that day.The protests, driven by concerns the discovery of shale gas would lead to hydraulic fracturing and threaten the areas water, continued into late November and saw tires burn twice on an area highway before the company, SWN Canada, finally ended their exploration work for the season.According to the documents released to APTN National News and previous public comments by the RMCP and the military, no Canadian Forces personnel were involved in the raid. The military did provide the RMCP with space for a staging area at CFB Gagetown and the CF Moncton Detachment. The RCMP also requested the military provide its officers with field box lunches for between 60 to 100 personnel, according to a “Request for Canadian Forces Assistance” form submitted by the RCMP on Oct. 18.While the Canadian military couldn’t engage directly with the protest without an aid to the civil power request by the provincial government, the documents show individual officers were on alert even the Canadian Forces in the region did not shift posture.“My (commanding officer) just wants to have me link with you in regards to the current events in Rexton,” wrote Capt. Grant McDonald, with the 2nd Battalion of the Royal Canadian regiment based in CFB Gagetown, in an Oct. 18 email to Capt. Don MacRea, with operation services of the 5th Canadian Division Support group also on the same base. “No panic here, we just want to have the right names and phone numbers if things go sideways.”At headquarters in Ottawa, the military’s public affairs team was also put on alert.“Team, please stay close to our Blackberries this weekend,” wrote Maj. Andre E. Salloum, in an Oct. 18 email to about 12 other people. “Just in case this situation escalates, we might have to man the office.”Senior officers with joint Task Force Atlantic, headquartered in Halifax, were also trying to gather information on the ongoing local protest and the reaction-protests planned across the country.Capt. Chris Hanley, with J3 Current Operations 2, sent an email on Oct. 18 to several individuals with a list of questions about the leaders of the protests and their level of coordination.“What is the primary group (s) involved in the shale gas protests in NB? Is there any evidence that recent and planned protests are centrally directed or coordinated, or are the uncoordinated?” wrote Hanley. “Is there a direct there a direct threat to (Canadian Armed Forces) personnel/installations?”APTN National News was not provided with the email containing the answer to those questions.The Canadian Forces National Counter-Intelligence Unit, however, issued a report the same day from its Halifax detachment. The content of the released version of the report is heavily redacted. It does show that the unit was relying on three “tried and trusted” sources to gather intelligence on the situation.The military was also receiving information from Government Operations Centre, which is the central nervous system for Ottawa’s response to incidents with potential national impacts. The federal government was preparing for nation-wide protests in response to the raid near Elsipogtog and distributed a map listing all the potential actions across the country.Download (PDF, Unknown)The Government Operations Centre was also providing situational reports to the military which linked the events unfolding in New Brunswick to the Idle No More movement.“While this incident was an environmental protest, it is linked to ongoing First Nation dissatisfaction with resource development and extraction in Canada as well as general dissatisfaction embodied in the Idle No More movement,” said the [email protected]@JorgeBarreralast_img read more

Ceballos Real Madrid had to changes coaches

first_imgReal Madrid defender Dani Ceballos admits that Julen Lopetegui had to leave and hailed the impact interim coach Santiago Solari has made sinceThe European champions parted with manager Lopetegui at the end of last month following a humiliating 5-1 El Clasico defeat to Barcelona.Real then promptly announced the appointment of Castilla coach Solari on an interim basis, while they search for a permanent successor.The Argentine has since overseen 11 goals along with three wins and clean sheets in as many games.Now Ceballos, who made his first appearance for Real in Wednesday’s 5-0 Champions League win at Viktoria Plzen since October 20, has joined team-mate Casemiro in praising Solari’s impact.“I didn’t expect Lopetegui to leave me out of the squad against Plzen [on October 23],” Ceballos told Cadena Ser. “I talked to him, but it was his decision.“Lopetegui had a lot of faith in me and he gave me minutes after not playing much.Sergio Ramos, Real MadridZidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.“But I think the change of coach has been good for us because we’ve put three wins together and I think that’s very important.“Solari’s been very clear with me since our first encounter. We have a big squad and we all have to give something.“After the game against Barca, we hit rock bottom and I think the change has been good for us.“Mentally we were in a very bad way, but Solari has managed to turn things around.“We’re very happy with Solari. He’s brought in some very good dynamics, but we don’t make these decisions. They’re made above us.”Real will next take a trip to Celta Vigo on Sunday in La Liga.last_img read more

Subrata Bakshi lashes out at BJP over 2014 poll

first_imgBALURGHAT: Trinamool Congress’ state president Subrata Bakshi lashed out at the BJP for their communal politics and at the same time accused them of lying while securing power in 2014 Lok Sabha poll. He was addressing the party workers at Gangarampur Rabindra Bhavan on Monday.”The BJP had promised false assurances to woo voters before 2014 Lok Sabha poll to rule the country. People have now understood that they were cheated by the Saffron party. What the party had promised the voters is still to be implemented. Recent Assembly poll defeats in five states have geared an anti-BJP wave in the country,” Bakshi said. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeHe further said the country is on the threshold of a historic moment in the next year’s Parliamentary election. “The departure of the BJP from the Centre is just a matter of time. Mamata Banerjee will lead the country in 2019 poll. We are trying to unite all anti-BJP regional parities under the one umbrella to fight the BJP. If we achieve the majority, it will not be a tough task to select a unanimous leader. Mamata Banerjee has called a historic convention at Brigade Parade Ground on January 19 where many renowned leaders from several states are expected to address the mass,” he said. He said the Trinamool has the sole motto and that is to oust the communal party from Centre. Praising the state government, Bakshi said: “At present, 47 projects have been running successfully by Mamata Banerjee and there is hardly any house left in the state where the benefit is yet to enter. Our projects have also been patted at the International level.”last_img read more