first_imgMusic educator José Antonio Abreu received the final Notre Dame Prize for Distinguished Public Service in Latin America. Abreu was awarded the prize on Sept. 22 at a private on-campus ceremony.The award spotlights those who have made a large impact in the lives of citizens of Latin America, Paolo G. Carozza, director of the Helen Kellogg Institute for International Studies, said.“Since 2000, in partnership with the Coca-Cola Foundation, we have presented this distinctive award to a dozen distinguished Latin American leaders in recognition of their efforts to enhance the region’s public welfare,” Carozza said. “The Notre Dame Prize celebrates the significant role visionary public figures play in strengthening democracy and improving the well-being of citizens across Latin America and the Caribbean.”The criteria for the award include visionary leadership, distinction in public service and advancement of the well-being of the citizens of Latin America, Carmen-Helena Téllez, professor of conducting, said.“Abreu was chosen because he has matched these criteria in an unexpected field, that of classical music. He created a network of youth orchestras in Venezuela, now colloquially known in the U.S. as El Sistema,” Téllez said. “Through this network, Abreu offers young people under trying circumstances of poverty and crime an avenue for survival and self-determination through the discipline and camaraderie of orchestral practice.”El Sistema has had a huge social as well as artistic impact in Latin America, Téllez said.“Many people today say that Abreu not only saved young people from a life of criminality, but also saved classical music from being considered irrelevant by certain pockets of society,” Téllez said. “Many think classical music is elitist, but they forget that the greatest classical composers have been humanitarians or defenders of human dignity, and art is one of the tools of expression of the spirit. Abreu instills these values through his work.”The goals of Abreu’s work and that of the Kellog Institute are the same, Téllez said.“As a Latin American artist and economist, Abreu represents a geographical area of research for the Kellogg Institute,” Téllez said. “The Kellogg has become very important for its study of democracy and social advancement in the region. Abreu’s work addresses these areas with unexpected tools and extraordinary results, and it is very fitting that the Kellogg institute has recognized his work.”The award is the last of its kind, Carozza said.“It is the last award because the entire initiative was funded by a large, multi-year grant from the Coca-Cola Foundation, and that funding has now been exhausted and not renewed,” Carozza said. “Note, however, that a few years ago we started giving a different recognition, the Notre Dame Award for International Human Development and Solidarity, and that is now going strong.”Abreu’s work provides an example to students of how thinking outside the box can provide new and exciting ways to help others, Téllez said.“I think that undergrads can learn that doing good and transforming lives and communities, even in extraordinary ways, can come through anything and everything that they are called to do in life, so long as it is done with passion and love for others,” Carozza said.Tags: distinguished public service prize, José Antonio Abreu, latin america, music educator, notre dame prize for distinguished public service in latin americalast_img read more

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first_imgA Karim Ansarid penalty equalizer to a superb Quaresma goal left Iran heartbroken and out of the tournament as Portugal set a round of 16 clash with Uruguay.In a game full of drama, Tarimi, four minutes into added time wasted the greatest opportunity of a lifetime to be a hero of his nation when he blew a chance which would have given them a place in the last 16.His compatriot had done what Ronaldo failed to do by converting a penalty to draw level a minute earlier and all he needed to do was to bury a great chance with Patricio in post for the Portuguese. But his miss was the greatest gift for a Portuguese side which commanded the game for the most part of the encounter. It was a nail-biting final six minutes of added time, which for the Portuguese, would appear to be the longest ever added time in football and when the referee blew his whistle for the end of the game, the men in white sank to the floor in tears, knowing they came close to making history but were yet too far.For a Group B that had Spain and Portugal as well as Morocco, it would be audacious bet on Iran to qualify out of the group but when they beat Morocco and lost narrowly to Spain, they had their destiny in their own hands.They needed a victory against Portugal and forget about whatever happens in the other group game. It looked a tall order but Carlos Queiroz side fancied their chances and played with composure and confidence in the opening exchanges. It was Ronaldo who had his left shot saved early in the game but it was warning enough for the Iranian side who knew what they up against, a goal machine who doesn’t need a yard to score. An inch of space was just enough.With a fondness of possession, the Portuguese dictated the pace but never really threatened the Iranian goal.It was the oil-rich Iranian side which came close to scoring but the glancing header from Ezatolahi was well dealt with by Patricio in the 33rd minute.It looked like the game was sliding into a barren recess until the Quaresma moment came. The former Chelsea player capped a defense splitting build up with a shot taken with the outside of his foot to open Portugal’s account in 41 minutes.Back from recess, the Iranians had their job cut out for them, albeit a difficult one, but they were in no hurry at all until a penalty was awarded to Ronaldo. The referee needed the assistance of the VAR to give the Real Madrid man a penalty after he was obstructed in the vital area. But Ronaldo threw away an opportunity to put the game beyond the reach of the Iranian side.That penalty miss appeared to be the single motivation Iran needed and they played with it.The Portugal defence of Pepe and Fonte had to work overtime to keep the desperate Iranian side quiet on the night.Few times they came close to scoring, many times they lunged at the referee demanding a decision in their favour.The clock was ticking and inching to a Portugal victory even after six minutes of added time was added. But the story changed then on. The anger and emotional outburst at the referee by the Iranian side paid off. Ronaldo was nearly sent off when a VAR decision again showed he had been vicious in shoving away a deliberate decision by an Iranian player to block him. He got a yellow for his troubles. The same VAR which gave Ronaldo a penalty, also gifted Iran a penalty three minutes into added time after a header went off the hand of the Portuguese defender.Karim Ansarid stepped up and drew level with a powerful penalty kick. All Portugal had to do was to hold on for at least two minutes but that was a difficult thing to do.In a brief moment of lack of concentration, the Iranian side was presented with a great opportunity to score and qualify but with Patricio in post to beat, Tarimi chose the side of the net even though the angle was a little acute. Portugal heaved a huge sigh of relief as Iran players had their palms on their heads. 1-1 it ended but Portugal made it through to meet winners of group A- Uruguay.     More soonlast_img read more

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first_imgTHE GAME: The Angels lost 7-0 to the Cleveland Indians on Wednesday in Goodyear, Ariz. The game was 1-0 when the starting pitchers — Matt Shoemaker and Corey Kluber — left the game after five innings.PITCHING REPORT: Shoemaker gave up one run in five innings, with seven strikeouts. It was one of the best outings for an Angels starter yet this spring, and a dramatic improvement from the six runs Shoemaker allowed in his last outing. He did it against the Indians’ everyday lineup. “You can’t focus on results, but we always want results,” Shoemaker said. “As competitors, we are results driven. We want to win and do well. So a game like today, take that and build off it.” … Left-hander Jose Alvarez gave up his first run of the spring, but it was not earned. … Blake Parker gave up five runs and recorded only two outs. Parker had started the spring with a couple rough outings, before posting two straight scoreless appearances. … Cam Bedrosian pitched a scoreless inning. He has not allowed a run in four innings.HITTING REPORT: Facing two-time Cy Young winner Kluber, Shohei Ohtani was hit by a pitch and he popped out. Ohtani, who struck out in his final at-bat against Carlos Torres, is now 2 for 20 this spring. “We’re trying to get him to shorten up a little bit, shorten up his leg kick so he can get to stuff inside,” hitting coach Eric Hinske said. Manager Mike Scioscia said they still believe Ohtani will hit: “He has a good routine. He’s confident he’s gonna find it, just as we’re confident he’s gonna find it.” … Kole Calhoun was the only Angel to have a hit in five innings against Kluber. … Albert Pujols, who struck out twice against Kluber, remained in the game for a third plate appearance, after most other starters had left. He grounded out.DEFENSE REPORT: Pujols, at first base, made a nice lunging play to his left. … Shortstop Colin Walsh made an error that led to a run. UP NEXT: Angels (Andrew Heaney) vs. Rockies (Tyler Anderson), Thursday, 1 p.m. PT, Salt River Fields, no TV/radio; Angels (Parker Bridwell) vs. White Sox (Lucas Giolito), Thursday, 6 p.m. PT, Tempe Diablo Stadium, Fox Sports West/KLAA (830 AM)Related Articles Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img Carlos Perez tries to impress Angels amid roster crunch last_img read more

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December 17, 2019

Worrying About Weeds

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Emily UnglesbeeDTN Staff ReporterNEW ORLEANS (DTN) — “We have to do better.”That was the challenge issued from Scott Senseman, a weed scientist and the 2018 president of the Weed Science Society of America (WSSA), to the hundreds of weed scientists and members of the ag industry gathered in New Orleans this week for the group’s annual meeting.For the past two days, rain and wind has occasionally battered the windows of the hotel where the scientists are meeting, a fitting backdrop for the stormy issues they are tackling, from an epidemic of herbicide-resistant weeds to the public’s growing concerns about chemical use.But Senseman is optimistic. Out of the 500 people at the meeting, more than 100 are graduate students.“We need you to come up with new technologies,” Senseman told these rising young scientists. “We need your youth and your creativity and your energy to get these things done.”Many are already delivering. Some graduate students at the meeting presented research on using drones to assess weed pressure from the air and spot-treat weeds instead of spraying entire fields. Others showed how some cover crops can suppress the germination of troublesome weed species. Yet another group of students laid the groundwork for the development of an automated roadside spray truck capable of identifying and treating weeds and tracking environmental conditions as it goes.“We’re talking about a challenge of having to triple food supply, not just double it, and can we do it?” Senseman asked. “Of course. We’ve got environmental issues all over the place, we have a lot of trade issues, we have all kinds of challenges facing us, but we will do it, because we have to.”A BRAVE, BUT WEEDY, NEW WORLDThe WSSA had its first formal meeting more than six decades ago in 1956 in New York City, Senseman noted. The chemical 2,4-D had been registered for commercial use just 10 years earlier, and dicamba wouldn’t be registered for another decade. Newspapers, TV and radio brought information to the public, and the world population was hovering around 2.8 billion people.Now, in 2019, crops tolerant to new formulations of those same chemicals, 2,4-D and dicamba, are rapidly expanding. But we’re facing a very different world. The public gets its information from social media and a sprawling digital information landscape. The world population is pushing 8 billion people, and scientists continuously fret over how to feed them in the face of a changing climate.Many of the presentations at WSSA tackle the problems generated by our modern approach to weed control, namely the herbicide-tolerant crop system, and the new difficulties of communicating with the public.In the days to come at the WSSA meeting, some scientists will unveil discoveries of new herbicide-resistant weed populations. Others have detailed the economic costs these troublesome populations bring to producers and the industry. A number of sessions dwell on how and why herbicides like dicamba are moving off target, beyond crop fields where they are applied.Other presentations highlight how scientists, with their rigid scientific method and dry, technical language, are battling rising anti-science movements among the public, in the form of anti-GMO campaigns and calls to ban some agricultural chemicals completely, such as glyphosate.“The decisions to ban or restrict glyphosate are not supported by the evidence,” said Keith Solomon, director of the Centre for Toxicology at the University of Guelph in Guelph, Ontario. “Politics and their perception-based agendas appear to be the drivers of the bans and restrictions of glyphosate.”In Europe, where glyphosate use is already heavily restricted, weed scientists worry that additional restrictions or bans will push farmers to older selective herbicides and allow resistant weed populations to spread, said Solvejg Mathiassen, a crop ecologist from Aarhus University in Denmark.“How do we translate weed science for public consumption?” wondered Carol Mallory-Smith, a weed scientist from Oregon State University. “As scientists, we’re talking about apples — we use all our technology and all our jargon — when the public is looking for oranges. How do we bridge that so we’re all using the same language?”“If you just Google a topic like this, what comes up is not going to be something from the Weed Science Society,” she added. “That’s a problem.”LOOKING BEYOND THE OLD SOLUTIONSThe solutions to many modern weed problems might be closer than some realize.Just down the hall from where Solomon, Mathiassen and Mallory-Smith were worrying aloud about glyphosate’s survival, graduate students and scientists were presenting the possible future of agriculture: drones, automation and non-chemical solutions to weeds.Students and scientists from Texas A&M presented their research on using drones, or UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles), as well as automated vehicles to control weeds. One project examined how well UAVs can identify broadleaf and grass weeds in corn, soybean, cotton and sorghum fields from the air. Another project analyzed how well UAVs can disperse herbicide droplets on key weeds, laying the groundwork for remote, spot-spraying drones of the future.In a third Texas A&M project, students mounted ultrasonic sensors on the side of a truck to identify and treat weeds automatically as it drives along, while also tracking application parameters like wind speed, temperature and humidity.A group of Australian scientists are looking even further into the future and working to develop a robot that stalks crop rows and zaps weeds individually with a laser.More immediately, University of Tennessee students are unlocking the allelopathic power of some cover crops to reduce pigweed’s ability to germinate and grow roots. And at Auburn University, students are helping farmers actually integrate these practices into their farming systems by studying which herbicides peanut and cotton growers can use without harming a following cover crop.In his opening speech, Senseman likened the search for novel weed control approaches like these to past breakthroughs, such as landing a man on the moon or breaking the 4-minute-mile record.“We can and will need to do better,” he said. “After all, these things were the great challenges of their time and their world, but by combining intelligence and committed people, they were able to attain incredible accomplishments.”You can find more information on the presentations at WSSA’s annual meeting here: http://wssa.net/….Emily Unglesbee can be reached at [email protected] her on Twitter @Emily_Unglesbee(PS/AG)© Copyright 2019 DTN/The Progressive Farmer. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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first_imgOne of the prevailing ideas touted on social sites suggests that you shouldn’t compare yourself to others. Instead, the argument goes that you should try to be a little bit better than you were yesterday. While incremental improvement has merit, and progress is better than perfection, the idea doesn’t raise the bar by any significant measure. If you allow me a few paragraphs and as many minutes, let me make the case that there are very positive reasons to compare yourself to others.You Have No Idea How Much Runway You HaveNo human being has ever reached their full potential. Not Da Vinci. Not Einstein. Not Buffett. Not Goggins. Well, maybe Goggins. But certainly not you or me. Each one of us is pure potential.If you are honest, you know you are capable of becoming something more than you are now, doing more than you are doing now, having more than you have now, and contributing more than you provide now. Recently, a person criticized me and the ideas in that last sentence. What would be the value in being less, doing less, having less, and contributing less? More still, what would be the value in standing still, stagnating, and not striving to reach your full potential? That must be a cardinal sin.In Catholic grade school, my report card provided two grades for each class, a letter grade and a grade for my effort. I routinely brought home a grade card dominated by the score C4. The C was the grade I earned, and the 4 was the effort I put forth to produce that grade. I never got in trouble for the C, but I was punished for the 4. The number 4 was an indication that I didn’t lift a finger and proof positive I was capable of more. A grade of D1, however, would have been acceptable, as it would have suggested I tried my best.I tried very hard to drop out of high school. I graduated college summa cum laude, still arguing I didn’t deserved better than the B+ I received in Religion. I also graduated law school cum laude, working full time, and welcoming three children into the world (not the best timing, and not something I recommend). I chose to be a C student in high school.You have runway, but it’s difficult to know how much without measuring your state against the results of others. You might feel good to measure yourself against people who aren’t doing as well as you, but it won’t provide you with an accurate idea of what is possible for you. Most of us have little awareness of what we are capable of, and even fewer are willing to look deep enough to discover our capacity, let alone compare ourselves to others—one of the ways to develop a vision of what is possible.Models and VisionsHow do I know you are capable of more? There are people right now producing the result you want for yourself. Some of them have natural attributes and talents you may be lacking. It is also true that other people producing those results possess fewer skills and ability than you.The reason you want to compare yourself to others is to acquire a vision of what is possible for you. What one person can do, another person can do. An unwillingness to look at another person’s results for inspiration and with admiration for their achievements deprives you of a model. It is helpful to look at someone who has already discovered how to acquire whatever it is that you want.A model of what you want can fast track your results by providing you with the beliefs, the strategies, and the process on which they built their achievements and results. You can shorten your learning curve. You might also reduce the time it takes to produce the same effect, even though some things require the time and effort and refuse any attempt to shorten the process (sometimes you have to stay on the mat long enough to gain mastery).Why wouldn’t you compare what you are doing to what your model is doing to find areas of improvement?Inspiration Not EnvyEvery master was once a beginner. I know of no exception to this rule.The idea that you should not compare yourself to others is that you might feel bad about yourself, that you might become discouraged or give up. That doesn’t have to be true. It can inspire you and help you break through obstacles.When I was a teenager playing in rock bands, those of us in groups would criticize the bands that were better than we were. We’d stand at the back of the bar, arms crossed, trying to look cool, and talking poorly about the better band on stage. At some point, I started to deconstruct why those bands were better than my bands, so I could figure out why people liked them. They were better players than we were, they covered popular songs while we played all originals, and they worked harder than we did. Figuring that out resulted in headlining and instead of opening for other bands.Those who suggest you not compare yourself to the masters for guidance also worry about envy, an emotion worse than jealousy because instead of wishing you had what they have, you resent their having it at all. When you see someone who performs better than you now, you do not see their beginning, their origin story; you are seeing them after they’ve put in the effort and figured things out. How do you know what good is supposed to look if you don’t measure the difference between you and someone else as a model? How do you deconstruct what it takes to create the outcome you want if you aren’t allowed to contrast your results with theirs?Your RoadmapYou compare yourself to others because doing so inspires you to act. The person or persons you are comparing yourself to provide you with a roadmap of how to produce a specific outcome you want. Essential Reading! Get my 2nd book: The Lost Art of Closing “In The Lost Art of Closing, Anthony proves that the final commitment can actually be one of the easiest parts of the sales process—if you’ve set it up properly with other commitments that have to happen long before the close. The key is to lead customers through a series of necessary steps designed to prevent a purchase stall.” Buy Nowlast_img read more

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first_imgNCAA Season 93’s Best 7: Week 8 WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding And on Sunday, Tiongson had his best showing yet, racking up a career-high 21 points on 5-of-7 shooting from three, as his hot shooting helped NLEX beat GlobalPort, 109-99.“Who would’ve thought, right? I really thought of quitting after all that’s happened. But I got the opportunity and the chance, so I took advantage of it. I’m really thankful to coach Yeng, boss Ronald (Dulatre), and the management for giving me this chance,” Tiongson said.Just like how he approached his collegiate career with the Blue Eagles, Tiongson looked at every practice, every game as a motivation as he plays behind guys like Kevin Alas, Carlo Lastimosa, and Alex Mallari.“It’s really a big thing when you play against them everyday in practice. You’re playing with the best guards here in the PBA, so when I do well in practice, my confidence level also gets higher,” he said.“I’m so thankful to coach Yeng for this opportunity. If it weren’t for him, I wouldn’t be in the PBA. Whether I do bad or well, he always brings me back and it really boosts my confidence,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT View comments The Titans had their moments, but it was still a frustrating run for Tiongson that he considered giving up.“I was thinking to quit basketball and do something else. I don’t want to be stuck in the D-League until I’m 29, so I might as well leave,” he said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutBut fate didn’t bounce that way and Tiongson suddenly found himself being called up by NLEX late in the 2017 Commissioner’s Cup. Tiongson’s stellar play in the developmental league convinced Road Warriors head coach Yeng Guiao to pick him up from the free agent pool.“I noticed him playing well in the D-League. We needed backup point guards that time, and I saw him when he was with Blackwater, so I have a pretty good idea on what he could do. We tried him and it turned out well,” Guiao said. UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension LATEST STORIES PBA IMAGESJuami Tiongson almost called it a career at the tender age of 26.With his career spiraling down, the former Ateneo playmaker found himself backstopping bluechipper Jeron Teng at AMA Online Education in the 2017 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC MOST READcenter_img SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Read Next LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Gameslast_img read more

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first_imgLiverpool have agreed to sign AS Roma goalkeeper Alisson for a world record fee of £66m, reports the Liverpool EchoThe Brazil international emerged as one of the most promising young goalkeepers in European football after replacing the Juventus-bound Wojciech Szczesny as Roma’s new number one last season.After many standout performances in both the Serie A and the Champions League, Alisson had caught the interest of many European giants for a move this summer with Real Madrid leading the way.But with the La Liga side set to now sign Thibaut Courtois from Chelsea this summer, Liverpool look set to sign Alisson themselves.This new development comes, despite Roma president James Pallotta having stated back in April that they had no interest in selling.“We have no intention of selling him,” said the 60-year-old.divock origi, liverpoolReport: Origi cause Klopp injury concerns George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Divock Origi injury in today’s game against Newcastle is a cause for concern for Jurgen Klopp.Perhaps with one eye on Tuesday’s trip to Italy…“I mean zero at all. I’m sure some people will probably come in with some bids, but I don’t have any interest in selling him, he’s a great goalkeeper.”But it appears that Liverpool have got their man.The Reds have been linked with a move for the 25-year-old in the past 12 months and appear to have increased their efforts following Loris Karius’ blunders in last season’s Champions League final.Earlier this week in fact, Liverpool had a £60m bid rejected by Roma but they appear to have made a breakthrough in talks with the club now prepared to make Alisson the expensive goalkeeper of all-time.With a fee now having been agreed on, Liverpool can now officially approach Alisson and begin discussing personal terms,While the signing of the Brazilian goalkeeper will increase Liverpool’s spending this summer to over £150m, Jurgen Klopp has decided that it is a necessary addition to his squad as they look to mount a challenge for the Premier League title in the new season.last_img read more

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first_imgDavid Luiz refuses to rule out a Chelsea title challenge this season, despite recent result not going in their favourAgainst expectations, Maurizio Sarri’s side got off to a strong start for the 2018/19 Premier League campaign by winning their opening five matches.But a 3-1 defeat to Tottenham last month derailed their title hopes with Chelsea since suffering another loss at Wolves recently.The Blues now trail leaders Liverpool by 11 points, albeit with a game in hand, and appear set for a season-long top-four battle.But Brazilian defender Luiz, who has won the Premier League across his six seasons at Chelsea, is refusing to throw in the towel yet.“Everybody knows the Premier League is so difficult, we have to think step by step,” Luiz told Sky Sports.Victor Wanyama, Tottenham Hotspur, Premier LeaguePochettino admits Wanyama remains in his Spurs plans Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Kenyan international, Victor Wanyama, was the protagonist of a summer transfer saga, but in the end, he is set to stay at Tottenham Hotspur.“Of course the boss tries to give us the maths and to give us one direction to follow and we trying to get the points to be there and fighting for the title not just for the top four.”The former Paris Saint-Germain player is certain aiming for the title is a realistic objective for Chelsea.“Yes, I think so but with humility, with our feet on the ground, thinking step by step,” Luiz added.“Of course we lost some points and it could be better for us at the moment but everybody knows in this league everybody can win against everybody.“It’s not my first Premier League [season] so I know anything can happen.”Chelsea will host Leicester City today at Stamford Bridge with kick-off set for 16:00 (CET).last_img read more

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first_imgArsenal manager Unai Emery has given an update on the condition of defender Nacho Monreal after he left the pitch in the 37th minute.Emery was forced to make a change in the 37th minute of Arsenal’s 3-1 win against Burnley, as Monreal came off for Stephan Lichtsteiner.The Arsenal boss confirmed that the defender had suffered a muscle problem and was substituted to avoid exacerbating the injury and hoping he returns next week when Arsenal visit Brighton.Premier LeaguePremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…“It’s starting to be a muscular problem and we decided to change and not take more risks with him. But I hope it’s not big and I hope he can be with us next week,” Emery told the club’s website.“I don’t know if he can play at Brighton, but we can play, I think, Koscielny.“Also Mustafi is close to coming with us. We can take more injuries but we can also recover more players.”last_img read more

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first_imgDirector of football Joaquin Caparros concedes that Sevilla are not optimistic over signing Alvaro Morata from Chelsea, despite the player himself being interested in making the moveSince arriving at Chelsea in July 2017 for a club-record deal of £60m from Real Madrid, Morata has been frequently linked with an exit from Stamford Bridge.The Spanish striker has only scored 16 goals in 47 Premier League games for the Blues and his struggles up front, along with fellow Olivier Giroud, has forced coach Maurizio Sarri to deploy Eden Hazard in a “false nine” role.Reports emerged in Spain this week claiming that Morata’s agent, Juanma Lopez, arrived at Sevilla on Monday to begin talks over a six-month loan deal.FC Barcelona, Valencia CFMatch Preview: Barcelona vs Valencia Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Is derby time in La Liga, as Barcelona welcomes Valencia to the Camp Nou Stadium tonight at 21:00 (CET).But Caparros admits that Chelsea’s tough stance in negotiations makes a deal for Morata unlikely.“It is true that we have an interest in this player [Morata], but it is a very, very complicated operation,” Caparros told SevillaTV.“The player may want to come here over other options, but it is very complicated. Chelsea are a club who are very difficult to negotiate [with].”However, Caparros was able to provide Sevilla fans with more positive news by expressing his confidence in reaching a deal for Barcelona forward Munir El Haddadi.last_img read more

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