Wenger hopes Wilshere signs soon

first_img0Shares0000Jack Wilshere celebrates during Arsenal’s victory over Chelsea. Photo/COURTESYLONDON, United Kingdom, Feb 22 – Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is eager to tie down midfielder Jack Wilshere to a new contract, after drawn out negotiations.The 26-year-old has endured a difficult period over the last few years due to being plagued by injuries, but appears to have rediscovered his best form this season. Wilshere was eased back into the Gunners’ team in the first half of the current campaign and has established himself as a regular starter since mid-December, starting nine out of 11 Premier League games.However, the Englishman’s current contract is due to expire at the end of the season and Wenger is hoping to reach an agreement with Wilshere sooner rather than later.“That decision doesn’t depend only on me,” said Wenger, according to Goal.“I want him to sign very quickly.“We are still to make the decision and find the pen somewhere. I’m happy to give him one.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Another Oklahoma State Summer Hype Video? Yes, Please

first_imgWe are less than 50 days from the start of college football and our team should be pretty good! What is there not to be hyped about?So sit back, forget about the secondary for a minute and sip on some orange Kool-Aid.Who’s Ready For Some OSU Football??????????????:@OSU_Students pic.twitter.com/xwmWwOE9Ux— Boone Pickens State (@BP_State) July 9, 2017AdChoices广告 While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.last_img read more

100 Days of Summer: Get to Know No. 17 Dillon Stoner

first_imgThe next subject of our summer-long countdown may not be the first or second — or fifth — player you think of when someone mentions OSU’s dominant receiver corps. But I wouldn’t be surprised if he’s a household name by October.How he got to OSUDillon Stoner committed early in the 2016 recruiting cycle and held up his end despite offers from Washington State, Texas Tech and others and a strong late push from Arkansas. He played all over the field at Jenks High School, lining up as a wide receiver, a defensive back, a kick returner and even as a punter. He was a big part of Jenks’ four state titles during his career.What he’s done in StillwaterStoner impressed coaches and teammates alike during preseason fall camp as a true freshman, showing of his athleticism and even outrunning James Washington in a couple of drills. He made a big enough impression to see playing time in the season opener.His athleticism and football IQ were something the coaching staff recognized from Day 1. They even used him all over the field, just like his days at Jenks. He lined up at wide receiver and contributed on special teams. Stoner even took snaps in two of his four games.Unfortunately, an early injury ended his season. But Stoner was apparently able to redshirt last season based on his designation as a redshirt freshman by OSU.Role in 2017Even with all the depth and talent the Cowboys have at wide receiver, Stoner is going to have role in this offense. The coaching staff has made it pretty apparent that they want to get him on the field.Mike Gundy showed just how much trust he had in his true freshman in the second game of the season. With the Cowboys down 4 to Central Michigan in the fourth quarter — and on fourth down — he put the ball in Stoner’s hands. Even if just for a split second.Here’s another look.Who knows? Maybe Stoner is the wildcat QB of Mike Gundy’s dreams. Don’t be shocked to see him take more snaps this fall.Noteworthy Stats and HighlightsEven with a shortened season, we got a little glimpse of what Stoner can provide as a receiver. Here’s a look from the Cowboys’ season opener against Southeastern Louisiana. While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.last_img read more

Madrid move up to third with win at Leganes

first_imgLeganes 1 Real Madrid 3: Casemiro inspires comeback for Zidane’s men Dom Farrell Last updated 1 year ago 03:40 22/2/2018 LucasVazquez - cropped Getty Images Casemiro made one and scored another before Sergio Ramos wrapped up a hard-earned victory for Real Madrid at Leganes from the penalty spot. Real Madrid overcame an early blow and were made to toil after half-time for a 3-1 LaLiga win at Leganes.The victory moves Zinedine Zidane’s reigning champions up to third in the table above Valencia, although the hosts struck first as defender Unai Bustinza claimed his first senior goal.Cristiano Ronaldo was given the night off by Zidane and, with Gareth Bale starting on the bench, Casemiro assumed the unlikely role of being Madrid’s creative driving force. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Williams case shows Solskjaer isn’t holding Man Utd’s youngsters back – he’s protecting them Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp The Brazilian midfielder created the 11th-minute equaliser as Spain winger Lucas Vazquez continued his impressive recent form and converted a glorious winner before the half hour.Madrid shipped three goals in Sunday’s win at Real Betis but Zidane was grateful to see Sergio Ramos marshalling a more robust backline as 13th-placed Leganes probed without reward during the second period, and the Madrid captain made sure of victory by coolly dispatching a penalty in the final minute.The European champions are still seven points shy of Atletico Madrid in second and 14 behind leaders Barcelona.1 – Casemiro has both scored and assisted in a same game for Real Madrid for the first time ever in all competitions. Crucial. pic.twitter.com/meLBxRRyaN— OptaJose (@OptaJose) February 21, 2018Despite the likes of Toni Kroos, Luka Modric and Marcelo being out through injury, Zidane still elected to rest Ronaldo and first-choice goalkeeper Keylor Navas.Madrid made a lackadaisical start and Navas’ replacement Kiko Casilla was picking the ball out of his net in the sixth minute.Gabriel Pires flicked on a left-wing corner at the near post and, after seeing his initial attempt saved, Bustinza flung himself towards the ball, taking Theo Hernandez’s clearance on the top of his head to net an unusual diving header.Madrid’s response was impressively swift, with Casemiro intercepting a poor clearance and feeding Karim Benzema before improvising a flick from Mateo Kovacic’s pass that allowed Lucas to clip a precise finish across Ivan Cuellar.Casemiro was again at the heart of things when Madrid took a 29th-minute lead – this time providing the finishing touch himself after exchanging passes with Benzema and accepting Lucas’ assist to crown a glorious one-touch move.Madrid were comfortably on top as the half wound down, with Benzema almost heading a third from Lucas’ cross.Leganes impressively got themselves back on the front foot during the early stages of the second half – Asier Garitano’s double switch, sending on Ruben Perez and Martin Mantovani in place of Dimitrios Siovas and Gerard Gumbau, rewarded with a spirited showing.Tito slotted a pass down the Madrid left to Nabil El Zhar and Claudio Beauvue got on the end of his low cross to force a point-blank stop from Casilla.El Zhar had a penalty claim following an untidy challenge from Kovacic rejected – the infringement did appear to take place fractionally outside the area – and Madrid continued to do more work in their own half than they would have liked.Bale came on 15 minutes from time, curtailing an industrious and accomplished display from the much-maligned Benzema.The Wales international almost picked out the bottom corner after springing the offside trap, but it was Ramos who grasped the ball and made no mistake when Diego Rico bundled Kovacic to the floor. Key Opta facts: – Casemiro has both scored and assisted in a same game for Real Madrid for the first time in all competitions.- Lucas Vazquez is the player with most assists in LaLiga in 2018 (five), alongside Lionel Messi.- Only Cristiano Ronaldo (10 goals and 2 assists) has been involved in more goals for Real Madrid than Lucas Vazquez (4 goals, 6 assists) in 2018 in all competitions.- Real Madrid have taken more penalties than any other LaLiga side this season in all competitions (12, 11 scored).- Sergio Ramos has scored in three consecutive LaLiga away games (three goals) for the second time, the first since September-Octtober 2007.- Real Madrid conceded their fastest goal in LaLiga this season (five minutes and four seconds).  read morelast_img read more

Vidic: Man Utd could win CL

first_imgManchester United Vidic: Man Utd could win the Champions League Stefan Coerts Last updated 1 year ago 12:32 10/3/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(3) ManUnited-cropped Getty Images Manchester United Manchester United v Sevilla Liverpool UEFA Champions League Premier League Manchester United v Liverpool The former Red Devils captain believes Jose Mourinho’s men are equipped to succeed in Europe Former Manchester United defender Nemanja Vidic believes the Red Devils can win the Champions League this season as rivals Manchester City run away with the Premier League title.United are second and 16 points behind champions-elect City in England, but Jose Mourinho’s men are in the last 16 of the Champions League.After playing out a goalless draw in the opening leg at Sevilla, United welcome the La Liga side to Old Trafford for the return fixture Tuesday. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Williams case shows Solskjaer isn’t holding Man Utd’s youngsters back – he’s protecting them Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp And Vidic — who won the Champions League and five Premier League trophies during his eight years in Manchester — feels United are equipped to succeed in Europe.”It’s Man United. I know the Premier League is bigger, but I think the Champions League could happen,” Vidic said via ESPN.”When the season started, I said that I thought United had more chance to win the Champions League than the Premier League because the players they signed didn’t have the time to fit in.”Also, Mourinho is a tactical coach, knows Europe very well. He knows there are going to be scrappy games and how to get through them.”That’s my belief. To win, you need a bit of luck, but there is a chance to get to the semi-final or final. You never know. And if you win a Champions League, the players start to believe. They think: ‘OK, speak about me now.’ Phil Jones, Chris Smalling, they will look different than now.”Vidic, who said he wants to become a manager, was speaking ahead of United’s showdown with rivals Liverpool in the Premier League Saturday.United are second and two points clear of Liverpool, and Mourinho’s side can extend that gap with victory at the Theatre of Dreams.Previewing the mouth-watering clash, former Serbia international and United favourite Vidic again spoke about how he almost joined Liverpool before moving to Manchester in 2006.”In Rafael Benitez’s time. I spoke to him about a few things, but my wife was the main one who spoke to him,” the 36-year-old added. “He was interested in signing me, but I don’t know what was the problem at the time. I spoke to him before I signed for Manchester United, though. I didn’t meet, but we spoke over the phone, in my car in Moscow, with my wife translating.”I didn’t say no. They said just that they were interested, they want me. It was going to happen, going to happen. Then someone came and said: ‘Do you want to play for United?’ and I said yes. After two days, everything was done. Then Liverpool said they wanted to do the deal, but everything was done.”last_img read more

Alexis not intending to retire at Man Utd

first_imgA. Sánchez Alexis Sanchez not intending to retire at Man Utd as he airs future transfer plan Chris Burton 17:42 15/3/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(2) Alexis Sanchez Manchester United Getty Images A. Sánchez Manchester United Universidad de Chile Premier League The Chilean is 29 years old and committed to a four-and-a-half-year contract at Old Trafford, but he plans to head home before hanging up his boots Manchester United are unlikely to be Alexis Sanchez’s last club, with the Chilean planning to represent Universidad de Chile before hanging up his boots.The 29-year-old moved to Old Trafford during the January transfer window in a swap deal which took Henrikh Mkhitaryan in the opposite direction to Arsenal.He has committed to a four-and-a-half-year contract with United and will be 33 by the time that agreement comes to an end. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Williams case shows Solskjaer isn’t holding Man Utd’s youngsters back – he’s protecting them Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sanchez has suggested that there is little chance of him extending that stay, with there a desire on his part to head home before slipping into retirement.He told Chilevision: “I think it would be my family’s dream.“My father who is now in heaven was a supporter of La U and I think the truth is that a lot of my family would like me to end up there.“My dad was the pillar of the family and sometimes people do things for their family as well.“I played for Colo Colo and the truth is that it was great and I won a lot of things with them, but I think people are going to understand it because it’s a dream my dad had and god willing I am going to fulfil it.”Sanchez has, however, suggested that he would like to work in the Premier League again at some point further down the line, with English lessons intended to help him into a future coaching career.Those plans must wait for now, though, with the present very much about United.Alexis Sanchez Arsene Wenger best playerA move to the Red Devils was made as Sanchez ran down his contract at Arsenal, and the highly-rated forward admits that the Gunners did all they could to keep him before reluctantly sanctioning a switch.He added on discussions with a former manager at Emirates Stadium: “Arsene Wenger was very fond of me. He told me: ‘I want you to stay because you are the best player in this team.’“However, I wanted to continue growing as a player, more so as a Chilean, because it’s difficult to get to Manchester United. No Chilean had played here.“Arsene understood it at last, we ended up on good terms, he congratulated me and there was no problem.”last_img read more

My life as a failure

first_imgI was so inspired by Mark Rovner‘s encouraging response to my last post that I thought I’d admit more failure. I hate to fail, but through the cozy, comfortable viewpoint of hindsight, I can say that my failures are among the great moments in my life because they make me stretch. My first public speaking experience was horrific — a stammering recitation of written notes. And I was supposed to be a moderator on a panel! Now I think I’m a good speaker, but only because I was driven to improve by a serious fear of repeating that humiliation. When I wrote my book, I had to admit failure halfway through. I realized on page 140 that the book was only starting to work and threw out everything I’d written up to then. I finished the book, then went back and rewrote the first half. Though I nearly went mad over the process, the book and I were better for it.My favorite jobs are those when I feel scared at the sheer immensity of the tasks before me about 49% of the time. I hate that discomfort, but it makes me creative, productive and excited by my work.On NPR’s This I Believe, columnist Jon Carroll recently said:Failure is how we learn. I have been told of an African phrase describing a good cook as “she who has broken many pots.” If you’ve spent enough time in the kitchen to have broken a lot of pots, probably you know a fair amount about cooking. I once had a late dinner with a group of chefs, and they spent time comparing knife wounds and burn scars. They knew how much credibility their failures gave them.I have more scars than I can count.Failure is a big part of marketing. Most campaigns fail. Most messages start a bit off target. Most appeals for dollars don’t rake in cash. That’s okay, as long as we look at them as broken pots and tweak our recipes. Admit the dish tasted bad and go find your missing ingredients. I’m certainly still on a quest for them myself.last_img read more

Virtual Forum: Join WHO in a 2 Week Discussion on Prevention of Maternal and Perinatal Mortality and Morbidity

first_imgPosted on July 25, 2010July 14, 2014Click 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 email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)The World Health Organization (WHO) invites you to join the WHO Guidance Global Discussion Forum on Prevention of Maternal and Perinatal Mortality and Morbidity.The online forum will be held from July 26th – August 6th, 2010.The 2 week virtual discussion forum is designed to provide an opportunity for people to share their ideas, experience and opinions about the type of evidence-based guidance WHO should produce in order to support the reduction of maternal and perinatal mortality and morbidity.Over the two-week forum participants will receive one to two emails per day: one email to introduce the day’s questions, and one daily digest of the contributions. Five questions will be addressed, and each discussed over two consecutive days. All contributions received will be acknowledged.For any questions on this Virtual Global Discussion Forum please contact the forum facilitator: Cordelia Coltart at [email protected] here for official announcement and invitation to the discussion forum.REGISTER NOW!Share this: ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read:last_img read more

Weekend Reading

first_img ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read: Posted on November 12, 2010November 13, 2014Click 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 email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Recently on the MHTF blog:Raji Mohanam wrote about her time at the mHealth SummitJulianne Parker wrote about her work in BrazilWe informed you about our other blog, GlobalMamaSara Al Lamki described a night at a “make-shift clinic”Some reading for the weekend:Mobile devices to track birthsHIV rates among pregnant women in South AfricaAbortion ban in NamibiaShare this:last_img read more

‘If Man Utd want Pochettino, he has to go’

first_imgMauricio Pochettino must take the Manchester United job if it is offered to him, according to Jamie Carragher.Since the sacking of Jose Mourinho and subsequent appointment of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as interim manager at Old Trafford until the end of the season, Tottenham boss Pochettino has been linked with a move to the Red Devils.And former Liverpool defender Carragher insists that regardless of Spurs’ position, the United job will always be more attractive as the Red Devils are simply a bigger club. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? “If Mauricio Pochettino is offered the Manchester United job, he has to take it,” Carragher wrote in his column for The Daily Telegraph.”That is hard for Tottenham Hotspur supporters to accept. Sadly for them, it is inevitable that they are prey to a more powerful Premier League rival.””Hearing some arguments against Pochettino moving to Manchester United, I cannot help but think a reality check is needed.”It does not matter how great Spurs’ new stadium is and how many supporters fill it. It does not even matter what they win this season or over the next few years.Mauricio Pochettino Tottenham 2018“Spurs are not Manchester United. They will never be as big as Manchester United.”The Liverpool legend also asserted that Pochettino does not need to stay out of loyalty to the club and will need to move on to achieve his ambitions.”Pochettino owes Spurs nothing. He has done an unbelievable job with a fraction of United’s budget.”Only Pochettino’s devotion to his current squad can keep him at Tottenham, allied to a belief he is on the verge of winning the biggest honours.”The signs have been there since the summer that his team’s capacities are being stretched to the absolute limit. He expressed frustration at being unable to strengthen. This long-term perspective will be the chief consideration should United call.”Carragher admitted he believes the deal will go through at the end of the season, with Spurs chairman Daniel Levy likely to demand financial compensation for the services of his manager.”My suspicion is an agreement will be reached that works for all parties this summer. If Pochettino departs at a considerable price, his successor might have more to spend than the current manager should he stay.”last_img read more

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