Arsenal send class message to Liverpool after Jurgen Klopp’s side FINALLY lose

first_imgWhile the majority of the focus will understandably centre on Liverpool’s defeat, the win represented an enormous boost for struggling Watford who climbed out of the relegation zone following the biggest victory of Nigel Pearson’s short tenure.‘It’s such an important win for us,’ said Pearson afterwards. ‘But it is one win. Our season has been tough so far, with losing last week and not playing well, we were keen to get a response.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal‘They are such an outstanding side, we had to get our performance right – as close to max as possible – and I thought we thoroughly deserved the win. We threatened with the ball and defended with discipline, energy and commitment. That’s been the message from day one.‘It’s in our own hands, and we have to deliver that performance week in, week out.’Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page.MORE: Arsenal’s record safe as Watford stun Liverpool and end 44-game unbeaten runMORE: Jurgen Klopp pleased to hear Timo Werner praising Liverpool amid transfer links Comment Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 29 Feb 2020 8:00 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link8.9kShares Congratulations on a formidable unbeaten run, @LFC 👏— Arsenal (@Arsenal) February 29, 2020 Arsenal send class message to Liverpool after Jurgen Klopp’s side FINALLY losecenter_img Mohamed Salah and Liverpool tasted defeat for the first time in 44 matches (Picture: Getty)It has been a pretty miserable week for Arsenal after Mikel Arteta’s side crashed out of the Europa League in humiliating circumstances, but it ended on a high after Liverpool finally lost a Premier League match for the first time this season.Jurgen Klopp’s relentless winning machine had been threatening to match Arsene Wenger’s 2003/04 Invincibles, but came unstuck in spectacular fashion at Vicarage Road at the 28th hurdle.Watford’s record signing Ismaila Sarr scored twice within the first 15 minutes of the second half and Troy Deeney made the game safe with a cool finish in the 72nd minute to cap a convincing 3-0 victory.AdvertisementAdvertisementLiverpool had also been closing in on Arsenal’s all-time English record of 49 matches unbeaten and were left licking their wounds, despite still enjoying a mammoth 22-point lead over second place Manchester City.ADVERTISEMENTThe demise of Klopp’s side was not lost on the official Arsenal Twitter account which, after initially tweeting ‘Phew’, sent their Liverpool counterparts a classy message congratulating the Merseysiders on their own astonishing sequence of results. Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

This Clontarf home is a Hamptons-style wonder

first_img3 Bradley Road, ClontarfIts open floorplan allows bay breezes to flow through the house while the undercover patio encourages outdoor entertaining.“The good thing about a Hamptons-style house is that it doesn’t date,” Mrs Hornby said.“It has character and it’s very classical.” 3 Bradley Road, ClontarfMrs Hornby said the master bedroom with ensuite and walk-in wardrobe was her favourite part of the home.“It’s huge,” she said.“It’s a wing of the house basically – it’s like a hotel suite. I really like the kitchen too though, there’s lots of natural light.” 3 Bradley Road, ClontarfMrs Hornby said the home was ideal for a family because it was so spacious.The abundance of space was actually the reason they had decided to sell.“It’s too big for us,” Mrs Hornby said.“But we don’t want to move away from that area because we love it.”She said the street was quiet and private but also close to shops, the Redcliffe Golf Course and beach. 3 Bradley Road, Clontarf“You can open up the back completely with the sliding doors,” Mrs Hornby said.There is also a study and double garage.The bedrooms are upstairs as well as a retreat and family room, which could be converted into a fourth bedroom. 3 Bradley Road, ClontarfThe three-bedroom home sits on a 506sq m block.More from newsLand grab sees 12 Sandstone Lakes homesites sell in a week21 Jun 2020Tropical haven walking distance from the surf9 Oct 2019Most of the ground floor is taken up by a kitchen with butler’s pantry, dining room and lounge area that opens up onto the outdoor patio. 3 Bradley Road, ClontarfTHIS near-new Hamptons-style home showcases the very best of coastal living.Gail and Dave Hornby designed and built the two-storey house at 3 Bradley Rd, Clontarf, a year ago to make the most of the Peninsula lifestyle. 3 Bradley Road, Clontarflast_img read more

Sharp growth in number of pension funds weighing financial climate risks

first_img“We expect the industry-led approach of the TCFD to continue to drive awareness of the issue,” Edwards said.Kate Brett, principal in Mercer’s responsible investment team, said a proactive approach to consideration of environmental issues could “open up investment opportunities in the green fields of the low carbon economy”.Inactivity on the part of pension schemes, however, brought risks from stranded assets and physical climate risks, as well as reputational risk, she said.“Given increasing regulatory involvement and public concern about climate change, it may be that in time a lack of consideration of ESG risks will be seen as a breach of fiduciary duty,” Brett warned.In the Mercer study, 34% of survey participants said regulation was the main factor in encouraging them to consider ESG risks, while 25% cited the financial materiality of ESG risks, and 18% put it down to the views of individual trustees and reputational risks.One in 10 of those polled cited the need to align investment strategy with their sponsor’s corporate social responsibility strategy, Mercer said. The number of pension funds considering the financial risks of climate change has more than tripled in a year, according to a new study.In its 2018 European Allocation Report, consultancy group Mercer reported 17% of European pension schemes were now thinking about the financial impact of climate change – up from 5% in the firm’s 2017 survey and 4% in 2016.Phil Edwards, Mercer’s global director of strategic research, said: “Nudges by the UK’s Pensions Regulator, the European Commission and the Financial Stability Board’s Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures [TCFD] are driving increased engagement.”However, at 17% of respondents, there was still further to go in terms of serious investor engagement here, he added.last_img read more

Gold Coast auction event attracts house hunters in droves

first_imgThe property at 14 Volante Cres, Mermaid Waters was one of five to go under the hammer at an auction event on Tuesday night.MORE than a dozen house hunters fought it out for a Burleigh Heads property in a lengthy bidding war at auction on Tuesday.The four-bedroom house on Stephens St was one of five to go under the hammer at the Mermaid Bowls Club where the team at John Henderson Professionals Mermaid Beach held its Spring Auction Spectacular. 34 Stephens St, Burleigh Heads.Agency director Luke Henderson said the house’s high demand helped it draw a strong crowd.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa15 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days ago“The auction of 34 Stephens St, a four-bedroom brick home in the heart of the popular beachside suburb of Burleigh Heads, attracted 17 registered bidders who engaged in a lengthy bidding war,” he said.“Bidding started at $300,000 and climbed to $971,000 before the hammer came down.”Mr Henderson said the event attracted about 150 people with plenty of demand for each of the properties. CUPCAKE QUEEN’S SWEET DEAL ‘GRAND OLD LADY’ SELLS AT AUCTION Three of the properties on offer sold under the hammer with negotiations on the remaining two taking place over the next few days.“The highest achieved price on the night was $1.626 million for a two-storey, five-bedroom home at Seaside Ave, Mermaid Beach, while a two-storey, four-bedroom Mermaid Waters home at 14 Volante Cres, sold for $950,000,” Me Henderson said. 14 Volante Cres, Mermaid Waters.Mr Henderson said last week the market was balancing out with opportunities on the Gold Coast for both sellers and buyers.“Sellers can get a premium price but buyers can still see a lot of value,” he said.“The market on the Gold Coast is still maturing here and there’s lot of opportunities for jobs and what not.”Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:54Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:54 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p216p216p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenAndrew Winter: To sell or to renovate?00:55 34 Stephens St, Burleigh Heads. 23 Seaside Ave, Mermaid Beach.last_img read more

Highlights of the Week

first_imgPSA Panama Terminal Expansion VIDEOJan De Nul Group has just released a video about the PSA terminal development project in Panama. Registrations Open for Dredging Today ConferenceMaritime & Offshore Media Group Navingo has just announced that the registrations for the first annual Dredging Today Conference are now open. Christening of the World’s First LNG Powered Dredger in ZeebruggeThe naming ceremony of DEME’s 3.500m³ LNG-powered trailing suction dredger Minerva took place today in Zeebrugge, Belgium. The naming ceremony of DEME’s MinervaDredging Today brings you an overview of the most popular stories from the past week (June 19-25, 2017).center_img VIDEO: Launching of the Hopper Dredger Vox AmaliaEarlier this year, Van Oord’s new trailing suction hopper dredger Vox Amalia hit the water at the LaNaval shipyard in Bilbao, Spain. Agreement Signed for Development of Fujairah PortAbu Dhabi Ports and the Port of Fujairah have signed a 35 year concession agreement to develop, manage and operate the Fujairah facility, reports the Emirates News Agency.last_img read more

U.N. Rights boss: Syria Ceasefire failed as civilians killed daily

first_imgSyrian walks on the rubble of a building following an airstrike in Idlib on Jan. 15,2020. AFP “It is deeply distressing that civilians are still being killed on a dailybasis in missile strikes from both the air and ground,” Bachelet said in astatement on the ceasefire, which was due to be implemented nearly a week ago. Around 350,000 Syrians, mostly women and children, have fled a renewedRussian-backed offensive in the opposition-held Idlib province since early December,and have sought shelter in border areas near Turkey, the United Nations said onThursday.(Reuters)center_img GENEVA – United Nations human rights chief Michelle Bachelet called onFriday for an immediate ceasing of hostilities in Idlib, saying that the latestSyrian ceasefire had “yet again failed to protect civilians”.last_img read more

Khawaja, Zampa guide Aussies to dominant win

first_imgUSMAN Khawaja and Adam Zampa starred for Australia as they claimed an emphatic nine-wicket one-day international win over Ireland yesterday.Zampa continued his fantastic form in limited-overs cricket, taking 3-37 – his second-best figures in the 50-over format – as Ireland were bowled out for 198 in Benoni.Australia had no difficulty in cantering to victory, losing just one wicket in pursuit of their target. Khawaja led the way with an unbeaten 82, while captain Steven Smith was 59 not out.Khawaja hit the winning run with 119 balls still remaining, Australia producing a dominant performance going into the ODI series with South Africa, which starts on Friday in Centurion.Ireland captain William Porterfield (24) and Paul Stirling (30) put on 47 for the opening wicket before the latter fell to Scott Boland (2-42), who accounted for John Anderson (39) after Zampa struck to remove the skipper.Anderson’s dismissal was the first of three in seven deliveries as Gary Wilson (14) edged ODI debutant Daniel Worrall (1-43) to wicketkeeper Matthew Wade and Sean Terry paid the price for wandering from his crease following an lbw shout as he was run-out for a duck, thanks to some quick thinking from Smith.That bizarre exit left Ireland on 123-5 and, though the lower order provided some resistance, the collapse was completed as the last wicket fell with 37 balls to spare.Khawaja and David Warner attacked from the start of Australia’s reply, scoring at a rate of more than eight-an-over in an opening stand of 73 before Warner (48) was caught-and-bowled by Tim Murtagh (1-21).But there was no further joy for the Ireland attack as Khawaja and Smith combined for 126, the former racking up eight fours and two maximums in an innings that marked his fourth ODI half-century and clipping a single to leg side to seal victory.( read more

Johnson adding to his already distinguished legacy

first_imgSeveral years ago there was this hockey game where a bunch of young Americas played against a group of seemingly invincible Russians. Those kids representing the United States won and went down in history as one of the best teams to play the game. Their stunning win could only be described as a miracle.Just ask Wisconsin women’s hockey head coach Mark Johnson. He was there.Johnson may be a legend in the hockey world along with the rest of the 1980 Olympic team, but his focus is on his team now as a coach.There’s no denying Johnson had an impressive career as a player. Johnson played college hockey at Wisconsin and in 1980 Johnson made the cut to compete in the Olympics. He was the lead-scorer in the Olympics helping Team USA defeat that star-studded Soviet team and later upend Finland to take home gold.But Johnson doesn’t concern himself with his past success. Instead he’s bringing his knowledge to the rink, helping the Badgers win three national championships and continuing to work for moreSenior Forward Megan Duggan has been with Johnson since her freshman year, also traveling to the Olympics with him last year. While starting to skate with him at first may have been intimidating, now she cannot imagine her life without him.“Coming in as a freshman you want to impress your coach and to have a coach like him who is so well respected, so knowledgeable, and such a huge hockey person,” Duggan said. “Obviously you know that he’s expecting great things. Actually when I first met him I was playing for a team when I was 16 – it was a development camp team and I was in shock. It’s interesting now, you transition five or six years later and he’s just a coach we see everyday.”As a player Johnson has been put through every circumstance possible. With all of his experiences in tow, Johnson feels he can approach situations as a coach with a player’s mindset.He has certainly had his fair share of highs and lows.“I think probably one of the things that helps me out from a coaching standpoint, as a player I was in a lot of different situations,” Johnson said. “Some teams I played with I was a go-to player – played power play, killed penalties. When I first got in the National Hockey League I was a fourth-liner, sat out a few games. If I’m having a problem or I run up against the wall, I just put my feet into what they’re going through.”Taking a year off from coaching the Badgers, Johnson coached the women’s Team USA all the way to the gold medal game against Team Canada in the Olympics.Last year marked the 30th anniversary of the 1980 Miracle on Ice, and fittingly it was Johnson’s return to the Olympics. But in spite of this fact, Johnson was focused on leading his team and wanted everyone to know that.“To be honest, last year when I was part of the Olympic team, coach I think made it a huge point to make sure that the 2010 Olympic games were about us and not about him,” Duggan said. “That’s what’s so great about him. He’s a legend in the hockey world and anyone who knows anything about hockey knows him. I mean he’s so modest. You’d never know the experiences he’s had and the things that he has been through.”Even though the focus was on them, his stories from his personal experiences still helped the squad on their trip to the Olympics.“There was a bunch of stories along the way and on our tour,” junior forward Hilary Knight – who also skated on the Olympic team – said of his stories. “We got to meet up with a lot of his old teammates so that was cool. Each destination we were in, he knew somebody. He shares all sorts of stories. I think it calmed a lot of people knowing he’s been there before.”Team USA has not won a gold medal on the men’s side since that historic run in 1980. Last year was Team USA’s closest chance to get back to the top of the podium, but the team fell in the final to Canada. The men’s team surprised many in the hockey community with their silver medal-effort, and USA hockey appears to be on the upswing.Johnson credits the USA hockey family for the more recent success they’ve had since the 1980 Olympics.“It’s a tribute to all the people that work under the USA hockey umbrella,” Johnson said. “The time, the commitment that a lot of coaches have made, certainly the players have made to better themselves, the resources that USA hockey has put into the different programs have given the players the opportunity to – whether it’s Division I college or the NHL – for a lot of them, getting that chance to play for the Olympic team is pretty special. You’re representing your country and I think that’s probably the biggest thrill I think any player can get.”Although Johnson’s recent success as a Coach is his main focus now, it only adds to his importance in the hockey world.In all his experiences throughout his career as a player he admits nothing could get better than the 1980 Lake Placid Olympics.“Obviously what happened in Lake Placid, you’re not going to beat that type of experience because that was a once in a lifetime scenario and I happened to be one of the 20 players that went through it,” Johnson said. “I played a long time in the NHL and had a lot of things happen and a lot of wonderful moments, certainly a lot of experiences that once you retire you take away from the game. Coaching is the same thing. I’ve had some great experiences on the men’s side, some great experiences on the women’s side. Hockey has been very, very good to me.”last_img read more

EPL wrap: Chelsea, United, Arsenal and City all win

first_imgEPL RESULTS SUMMARY (Wednesday March 4)Man City 2-1 Leicester CityWest Ham 0-1 ChelseaNewcastle 0-1 Man UnitedLiverpool 2-0 BurnleyStoke 2-0 EvertonTottenham 3-2 SwanseaQPR 1-2 ArsenalChelsea dogged, United luckyAfter a Champagne Sunday, leaders Chelsea got back to the bread and butter of churning out Premier League points with Eden Hazard’s header sealing a 1-0 victory at London rivals West Ham United on Wednesday.Champions Manchester City, 2-0 winners over bottom club Leicester City, would have hoped Chelsea suffered a hangover from their League Cup final triumph over Tottenham Hotspur, but Jose Mourinho’s side are made of sterner stuff.Hazard was left unmarked after 22 minutes to score the only goal of the game and steadfast Chelsea weathered a physical battering by the hosts to reach 63 points, five clear of City with a game in hand. David Silva and James Milner scored to keep City in touch, although Manuel Pellegrini’s side were unimpressive against a Leicester side who have now lost 16 of their last 22 league matches.Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho knows the value of grinding out victories as the season reaches the home straight and was effusive in his praise of his players.”My team were brothers on the pitch and that is important if you are to win the most difficult league in the world,” the Portuguese told reporters.(West Ham) are the best at the way they play. It is not just to play football, the pressure, the tension and the emotion, my players were fantastic. These three points are massive for us.”Below the duel for the title, the teams chasing third and fourth spot all won. Olivier Giroud and Alexis Sanchez gave Arsenal a 2-1 win at Queens Park Rangers to keep them above Manchester United who beat Newcastle United 1-0 with an 89th-minute goal from Ashley Young after a terrible mistake by Newcastle keeper Tim Krul.The Dutchman, who had made superb saves to keep out Marouane Fellaini and Young, kicked the ball straight to the former England winger who fired into an empty net.TALKING POINTNewcastle’s Jonas Gutierrez made his first appearance since recovering from testicular cancer but the talking-point afterwards was the moment when United’s Jonny Evans and Newcastle’s Papiss Cisse appeared to spit at each other. “I don’t think Jonny Evans is a spitter. Maybe spitting on the floor but we are on the bench and you cannot see from there,” United manager Louis van Gaal told BT Sport.Arsenal have 54 points with United on 53 – two ahead of in-form Liverpool for whom Jordan Henderson and Daniel Sturridge clinched a 2-0 win over Burnley at Anfield.Liverpool have picked up 26 points from the last 30.Seventh-placed Tottenham (47 with a game in hand) rebounded from their Wembley woe to beat Swansea City 3-2 and stay in the hunt for a top-four finish, although the game was overshadowed by Swansea’s Bafetimbi Gomis fainting in the first half.The French forward was carried off the pitch but remained conscious after medical treatment. “Bafetimbi Gomis is fine. He went to hospital as a precaution but he is fine. That’s the main thing,” Swansea manager Garry Monk told the BBC.Chelsea extended their dominance over West Ham to one defeat in 18 but it was a tense night in east London.Diego Costa nearly added to Hazard’s goal but they had to dig deep to keep West Ham out with goalie Thibaut Courtois making fine saves from Diafra Sakho and Enner Valencia.Manchester City returned to winning ways after damaging defeats by Barcelona in the Champions League and Liverpool in the league with Silva scoring his sixth goal in his last seven Premier League appearances at the Etihad.The champions had started with skipper Vincent Kompany on the bench, dropped by Pellegrini. “It was not a difficult decision – I felt we needed to refresh the team tonight,” the Chilean said.Everton’s worrying league form continued in a 2-0 defeat at Stoke City.–last_img read more

Begović Broke Record of Premiere League and Scored Goal from the Farthest Distance

first_imgAmir Begović, the goalie of Stoke City and the goalie of the B&H football team, entered the record books on Saturday in the match against Southampton. He scored a goal from the farthest distance in the history of the Premiere League.This was the fourth fastest goal in the history of the Premiership, and he managed to score a goal in 14 seconds of the match.The ball entered the net guarded by goalie Arthur Boruc, allowing Begović to enter among the five goalies in the most elite football competitions in England who managed to overtake the goalies from the opposing team.‘’I have never scored a goal, so this was excellent for me. I did not expect for the ball to enter the goal and when I saw behind the back of Boruc I thought, what? It looked a bit surreal’’, said Begović.(Source: read more