The questions Arsenal players should have answered on Twitter

first_img1 Per Mertesacker (back) and Calum Chambers (front) were two of five players who answered questions on Twitter Arsenal held a Twitter takeover for fans to ask five first team players questions.Using #AskPer #AskFlamini #AskChambers #AskOspina and #AskSanti, Gooners tweeted the club and player.However, there were a number of questions that went unanswered, ones which we feel deserve to be aired. Who knows, maybe there just wasn’t time to get around to them.There seemed to be a lot of focus on the heights of Mertesacker and Cazorla, as well as Flamini’s tendency to pick up yellow cards.Check them out below…last_img

Shocking infographic: All of Jack Wilshere’s injuries at Arsenal

first_img 2 Jack Wilshere has struggled with injury throughout his career You’ve got to feel for Jack Wilshere.In what is an important year in the development of one of English football’s brightest talents, the Arsenal midfielder’s body has once again proved to be his biggest undoing.Following a seemingly innocuous challenge in the Gunners’ recent 2-1 defeat to Manchester United, boss Arsene Wenger was pained to confirm that his star midfielder will face the familiar trip to the treatment room, one that looks likely to last another three months.For a player still only 22 years old, Wilshere has endured a torrid time with injuries, most of which have stemmed from an initial right ankle injury in 2011. Below is the list of Wilshere’s entire injury nightmare at Arsenal. 2 Source: Physioroom.comArsenal fans, will Jack Wilshere ever fulfil his potential? Comment below…last_img read more

Bankruptcy fears fuel E-Trade plunge

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre E-Trade said it has a $3 billion portfolio of asset-backed securities, which includes about $450 million in complex financial instruments known as CDOs and second-lien securities. As the mortgages backing those investments have increasingly defaulted, the value of those securities declined, forcing firms to write down their value. E-Trade’s president and chief operating officer, Jarrett Lilien, said in a letter to clients Monday the firm could handle an immediate writedown of $1 billion and “still remain well capitalized.” Lilien added the company is taking “prudent measures to effectively manage the company’s balance sheet.” Early Monday, Citi Investment Research analyst Prashant Bhatia laid out a worst-case scenario for E-Trade, saying the writedowns and a Securities and Exchange Commission inquiry could lead to a significant number of clients closing accounts. Bhatia pegged E-Trade’s chances of filing for bankruptcy at 15 percent. But other analysts said the risk of a run on deposits was fairly low, exacerbated only by the Citi note itself. NEW YORK – Shares of online brokerage E-Trade Financial Corp. lost more than half their value Monday, with a Citigroup analyst saying customers were poised to flee and the company was at risk of bankruptcy. However, other analysts said the picture was not as bleak, and the company said assets actually improved in October. It also moved to reassure customers that it could withstand a substantial writedown of assets and remain in business. Shares of E-Trade tumbled 58.7 percent, or $5.04, to $3.55. Earlier in the session, shares fell as low as $3.46. Shares had traded between $8.02 and $26.08 during the past year. The online brokerage firm said Friday afternoon it would take an undisclosed writedown on a portfolio of securities and collateralized debt obligations, known as CDOs, backed by mortgages. Fox-Pitt, Kelton analyst David Trone said the risk of such a run was 5 percent before the Citi note but more like 20 percent afterward. Trone also discounted the chance of bankruptcy, although he said a $4 stock price implied a prediction by the markets of a 65 percent chance of insolvency. “The board would likely sell (E-Trade) before allowing bankruptcy,” he said in a client note. E-Trade was not available to comment on the Citi note. Bhatia was traveling and not available to comment, Citi said. Despite the gloomy predictions, E-Trade actually added accounts in October, the company reported Monday. E-Trade ended October with 4.7 million accounts, about 1 percent more than it had the previous month. Of the total accounts, about 1.07 million were deposit and lending accounts. Those are the accounts Bhatia said could dwindle soon.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Gary Neville insists Man United should not sack Jose Mourinho

first_img Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade gameday Best clips, calls and talkSPORT moments of 2019, feat Hearn, McCoist and more Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade 3 Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack possible standings He has developed a reputation for struggling in his third season, however Neville was quick to point out that he has been loyal to several contracts.“He saw the end of his contract at Inter Milan, he saw the end of his contract at Porto and he saw the end of his contract at Real Madrid,” he added.“It’s only at Chelsea, which is a club of madness, where this has happened. At Inter Milan, Porto and Real Madrid he saw it to the end so let’s not rewrite history. At Chelsea, everybody dies a little bit early. It’s that type of club, he’s not on his own there.“It was tough for him at Real Madrid and he got through to the end of the season. I don’t see it happening during the season. Mourinho’s United have suffered a terrible start Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener silverware Mourinho applauded the fans after the defeat to Spurs highlights center_img How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures 3 smart causal MONEY “You can’t keep jumping around with managers. I hear the third-year Mourinho stories and all the rest of it and you can’t disagree with those stories because there is some history.“But what I would say is it’s time now for Manchester United to batten down the hatches and for Jose Mourinho and Ed Woodward to sort themselves out if there is a problem there.“Get the team right for the rest of the season because the club is bigger than any individual. They have to get themselves sorted because it’s not a time for in-fighting and politics.”Mourinho is the club’s third manager since Sir Alex’s departure in 2013 and guided the club to second place in the Premier League last season, albeit 19-points behind neighbours Manchester City. impact England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won But former United right-back Neville believes the club cannot keep jumping around with managers in the post-Sir Alex Ferguson era.He told Sky Sports: “We saw Louis van Gaal sacked after an FA Cup final victory, we saw David Moyes sacked with four games to go of a season, so we are no longer talking about a football club that is behaving as it has historically done.“I accept these are different times and I accept the difficulties and challenges, but my honest view as I stand here now is that Ed Woodward gave him a contract last season, only seven or eight months ago, and he should see that contract through to the end and do the job. Neville back the United boss on Monday Night Football 3 RANKED Gary Neville has warned Manchester United against sacking Jose Mourinho and insists the club must find stability.Monday night’s 3-0 defeat to Tottenham saw the Red Devils lose two of their opening three games for the first time in 25 years. “To suggest that Manchester United are like Chelsea is not right. I have to say Manchester United still do things slightly differently.“In the last few years there has been an erosion of the beliefs. Jamie Carragher said last week the morals and traditions and bringing through British kids has gone out of the window when they sacked David Moyes and brought in Louis van Gaal.“I get that and I understand that, but it is still too early – three games into the season – to start suggesting there should be a change of manager.“Nothing could be further from the truth. It has to be that Jose Mourinho is allowed to go through and complete this season. If he does well he should go through the next season as well, which is when his contract runs out.”last_img read more

Video: Oakland Raiders coach Jon Gruden on his team’s win versus the Detroit Lions

first_img(CLICK HERE, if you are unable to view this video on your mobile device)Jon Gruden and the Oakland Raiders returned to the Bay Area with a 31-24 win over the Detroit Lions. With some key turnovers from the Raiders defense and a late touchdown pass by Derek Carr, Gruden’s Raiders improved to 4-4 on the season.Gruden highlighted the play by his quarterback during his post-game press conference. “He made some great throws,” Gruden said. “The scramble touchdown to Renfrow was as good …last_img

Amber Case’s Illustrated Dictionary of Cyborg Anthropology

first_imgRelated Posts 4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App Tags:#Reviews#web The Illustrated Dictionary of Cyborg Anthropology reads like Case’s report from the field. She’s been logging concepts that illuminate aspects of our cyborg relationships, and she’s reporting back to us on each of them with their definitions, significance and relevant source materials.Each entry is no longer than one two-column page, and they’re accompanied by whimsical full-page illustrations by Maggie Nichols. The 111 pages are not densely packed; they’re quick references to massive ideas, and you can gaze into the warm illustrations as you think about them. 9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex… But the more you examine our behaviors, and even those of other species, the more you realize that we have all kinds of customs, languages and codes that extend ourselves. There’s no clear line between these kinds of organic technologies and the ones we plug into the wall at night to “feed them,” as Case writes in her introduction.Case is a seasoned guide to this thick forest of ideas. Not only is she a software designer and CEO of pioneering mobile location platform Geoloqi, she’s an anthropologist by training.Case describes our relationships with technology – both the digital and analog kinds – as a kind of symbiosis between life, society, objects and information. And the more we study these relationships, the more prepared we are for their growth and change, which is constantly accellerating. jon mitchell 5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnout Terms in the dictionary range from computer science notions like machine learning and natural language processing to social constructions like celebrity as cyborg and city as software to trippy mental states lke flow and synesthesia.Entries are listed in alphabetical order, so the text serves more as a reference book than an exploration. But the lightness of Case’s treatments of the subjects lends itself to skipping around, and the pages themselves and the additional reading section at the end provide jumping-off points for deeper diving.The book is available for digital download from cyborganthropology.com/store for $17. You can pre-order a print (analog) copy for $35, which will be available in October.Disclosure: Amber Case is a person who I know and like very much. 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People… If you want to thrive in the future, it might help to read the manual. Software designer, CEO and 21st century renaissance woman Amber Case has published An Illustrated Dictionary of Cyborg Anthropology. It’s a light-hearted guide to ideas that permeate our lives in networked societies whether we know it or not.Humans, dogs, bees and even the computers themselves all use information technology to extend themselves. We’re all cyborgs. We may not realize it, but we are.When we extend our memories by storing them in Gmail or Evernote, when we’re ambiently aware of people far away thanks to their status updates, or when we switch identities by switching accounts, we’re experimenting with a new, extended kind of humanity.last_img read more

Your Shoulds Are Really Musts

first_img Essential Reading! Get my 3rd book: Eat Their Lunch “The first ever playbook for B2B salespeople on how to win clients and customers who are already being serviced by your competition.” Buy Now Most of your “shoulds” are really “musts.” And most of your “musts” are really “shoulds.”You think you “should” nurture your dream clients. You believe that you “must” live in your inbox, waiting to respond or react to whatever other people request of you. You have this backwards. You “must” nurture your dream clients. You should check your inbox a couple of times a day.You think that you “should” be prospecting. You believe that you must spend time on social media sites during working hours, even though you are really only consuming content. You have these exactly backwards. You “must” prospect. You should limit the time you spend on consuming content.Your brain is constantly nagging you that you “should” follow up with the clients and prospects you visited this week. And while you’re at it, your mind reminds you that you should follow up on all your leads. You believe that you must respond to the RFP that showed up unsolicited and that you have no business responding to, least of all since the due date is three weeks from now. You “must” follow up—if you are to succeed in sales. You should avoid things that look like work but produce no real outcomes.If you believe that you should do something, that “should” is more likely a “must.” One of the keys to success is to know what is really a “must” and what is a “should,” and then doing everything that “must” be done.last_img read more

IOC Asks Member Federations Not to Give India Any Sporting Events Involving Kosovo

first_imgAfter the International Olympic Committee (IOC) asked its member federations not to grant India hosting rights to any international sporting event involving Kosovo, the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) has now decided to look for solutions to come out of this quandary.The IOC’s decision comes after India denied a visa to a Kosovan women boxer to participate in AIBA Women’s World Championship, which India hosted last month.Kosovo could not participate at the boxing event after their sole representative Donjeta Sadiku was refused a visa by the Indian government, which doesn’t recognize the European country, Indian news agency PTI reported.The IOC has asked all the International Federations (IFs) to get a written undertaking from the Indian authorities for equal participation before allotting the country any world event involving Kosovo, PTI wrote.The Indian Olympic Association will have its General Body Meeting on Dec. 22, where it will discuss this issue. One of the items of the agenda of the General Body Meeting reads: “Participation of sporting delegations and athletes in international sports events – the principle of autonomy and non-discrimination – IOC letter 19 November 2018.”“It is a serious matter and the IOA GBM will discuss it threadbare,” PTI reported IOA Secretary General Rajiv Mehta as telling. “We have already written a letter to the sports ministry on this issue. The GBM will decide what course of action needs to be taken. The IOC can take action against India if this issue is not resolved.” Related Itemslast_img read more

Chinas SAIC Motor to set up Rs 2,000cr car plant in Gujarat

first_imgGandhinagar, Jul 5 (PTI) Chinas SAIC Motor Corp will set up a passenger car manufacturing facility at Halol in Panchmahals district of Gujarat with an investment of Rs 2,000 crore.The Chinese auto major today entered into an MoU with the Gujarat government to establish the plant at Halol, around 160km from here, where MG brand cars will be manufactured.The company expects to invest over Rs 2,000 crore in the next five years and begin production from 2019, a government release said.The MoU was signed between SAIC Motor officials and state government representatives in the presence of Chief Minister Vijay Rupani, it said.The facility will come up at the same place where General Motors earlier had its plant, said M K Das, Gujarats principal secretary, industry and mines department.The project will create 1,000 jobs in the state and enable five auto ancillary firms – Yan Feng, Huichoung, Waling Industry, Ling Yun and Sevic – to set up their units in the vicinity, creating more employment avenues, the release said.SAIC Motor plans to bring the MG car brand in India by 2019.The Chinese firm had earlier said it plans to operate in the country through a fully-owned subsidiary, MG Motor India, and appointed ex-General Motors India head Rajeev Chaba as its president and MD.It has also roped in auto industry veteran P Balendran as executive director.As part of India entry plans, the company would introduce environment-friendly mobility solutions under its iconic MG (Morris Garages) brand.Earlier this year, SAIC signed a `term sheet to evaluate buying the Halol plant of General Motors in Gujarat after the American company decided to stop production as part of consolidation of manufacturing operations in India.advertisementIn 2009, SAIC had bought 50 per cent stake in General Motors India during the bankruptcy crisis faced by the US auto major. Later, GM had bought back the stake.SAIC is ranked 46th in the Fortune Global 500 list of companies with an annual revenue of over USD 100 billion.The introduction of the iconic British sports car brand MG in India is an important part of SAIC Motors global strategy, the company had earlier said.The MG brand, which originated as a British racing sports brand in 1924, has evolved into a modern-day innovative brand.MG products, designed and engineered at its European and global design centres, will be manufactured in India while conforming to global quality standards and aligning with the Indian regulations, emission norms and driving conditions, the company had said. PTI KA PD RSYlast_img

GA-PARRIKAR-CABINET

first_imgParrikar chairs first Cabinet meeting after US returnPanaji, Jun 18 (PTI) Goa Chief Minister ManoharParrikar today chaired his first Cabinet meeting after comingback from medical treatment in the US as the Cabinet cleared aslew of proposals, including releasing ailing aged prisoners.Parrikar spent nearly three months in the US where heunderwent treatment for a pancreatic ailment and returned homelast week.Among other decisions, the Cabinet recognised US stateof Hawaii as the “sister state to Goa”.Talking to reporters after the meeting, Parrikar saideven during his US stay, he was in touch with the stateadministration on a regular basis and participated in all keydecisions.”I was absolutely in touch with the state for alldecision-making purposes. Every decision was referred to methrough e-mail and I used to approve it personally from theUS,” the 62-year-old BJP chief minister said.”I had a detailed idea of what was happening in Goa,”he said, indirectly referring to the Congress allegations thatkey files were not cleared by him but “someone else”.The main opposition party, in fact, hadfiled a formalcomplaint with the Goa Police’s Crime Branch, alleging that”someone else”, and not the chief minister”, was clearingfiles.The Cabinet today passed a resolution recommendingGovernor Mridula Sinha to pardon the aged prisoners who areailing behind bars.”The Governor had requested me to consider the casesof genuine prisoners who are aged and ailing behind bars.Accordingly, we decided to recommend to the Governor to pardonremaining years of sentence of three prisoners who reallydeserve leniency,” Parrikar said.advertisementAmong the prisoners is 91-year-old Gurudas Naik whohas spent more than ten years behind bars. The other two toget relief are Mario Jose D’Silva (73) and Shivaya Parihar(73).In another significant decision, the Cabinet approvedthe draft of an agreement to be signed between Goa and Stateof Hawaii of the USA which will promote both the regions ofthe world as “sister states”.Parrikar said all the necessary approval has beenobtained from the external affairs ministry to sign such anagreement with the island state of America.As per the agreement, Goa and Hawaii will recognisethat cooperation between the two states will contribute toimproving the standards of living of their respective people.”The cooperation would be in the fields of trade,tourism, sports, technology, pharmaceutical, cashew winebusiness, cultural, culinary and educational exchanges, yoga,ayurvedic and ancient Hawaiian Lomi massage, agriculture,skill development, fisheries and art and culture,” he said.The Cabinet also gave approval for summoning themonsoon session of the legislative assembly from July 19, saidParrikar. PTI RPSRSY RSY RSYlast_img read more