Arsenal hero Merson says David Luiz should be captainby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal hero Paul Merson says David Luiz should be made club captain.Currently without a permanent club captain, midfielder Graint Xhaka has been wearing the armband so far. Speaking on Sky Sports’ The Debate, Merson said: “David Luiz has got to be captain, he’s a serial winner. “People have a go at him because one week he’ll be a 2/10 and the next a 9/10, but he’s going to play every week.”Manager Unai Emery intends to a name his captain, or captains, after the Gunners’ Carabao Cup third-round tie against Nottingham Forest on Tuesday. About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
El Hadji Diouf: Bottlers Liverpool will blow title againby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Liverpool forward El Hadji Diouf has wrote off his old club’s title chances.The Senegalese has taken aim at the Merseyside outfit by claiming they bottled last year’s Premier League title race.“I don’t see them doing as well as they did last season,” he told FourFourTwo.”They had the chance to win the league title; they had it in their hands and then let it slip. “They were seven points ahead around Christmas – how Manchester City got it in the end beats my mind. As they say in England, I think they bottled it.“If you have only one defeat in a whole season, surely you can’t say that you didn’t win the league – so it’s hard for me to imagine them having such a similar season and coming out as champions. “Manchester City will be the team to beat once again.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
APTN National NewsPOUNDMAKER CREE RESERVATION, Sask. — The chief of the Poundmaker Cree reservation says allegations of a police investigation probing the activities of the band council are nothing more than rumours.Chief Duane Antoine brushed off the claims saying this is the first time he has heard rumours of an RCMP investigation on the reserve in all his years involved with band politics.“That’s just a rumour,” said Antoine. “I’ve been on council for 14 years and it’s only my second year as chief and this is the first time I’m hearing that there is an investigation going on with Poundmaker Cree Nation.”The RCMP’s commercial crime unit would not confirm or deny an investigation.The allegations were made by Milton Tootoosie, who says he is the rightful Poundmaker chief.Tootoosie says he has been interviewed by RCMP investigators probing the band on three issues including the use of treaty land entitlement money, questionable loans and a hog farm proposal called Synergetic 2000.“We know there is an RCMP investigation,” he said.Tootoosie and four others were chosen as a band council by a show of hands during a July meeting this tyear of 41 community members.Tootoosie said they were selected under a custom process that ended in 1988 and replaced with the current Indian Act band election.
VANCOUVER — Nevsun Resources Ltd. says Chinese company Zijin Mining Group Co. Ltd. has been successful in its $1.86-billion friendly takeover offer for the company.The companies say about 89.37 per cent of the total issued and outstanding Nevsun shares on a fully diluted basis were tendered to the offer of $6 per share in cash by the Dec. 28 deadline.The offer has now been extended until Jan. 7 to allow the remaining shareholders to tender their shares.In August, Nevsun rejected a bid by the Toronto-based Lundin Mining Corp.Nevsun has a copper-gold project in Serbia and a 60 per cent stake in the copper-zinc Bisha Mine in Eritrea.Shares in Nevsun closed at $5.95 on the Toronto Stock Exchange on Friday. Companies in this story: (TSX:NSU) The Canadian Press
Darjeeling: The stage is all set for the TMC-GJM campaign rally in Darjeeling on Thursday. TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee, who will be a part of the rally, arrived at the town on Wednesday. She will be the first star campaigner to hold a rally in the Hills for this year’s Lok Sabha election.The rally will be held at the Darjeeling Motor Stand on 11 am. A makeshift venue (pandal) is being erected at the motor stand. Supporters and leaders of both TMC and GJM, along with the frontal organisations from Kalimpong and Darjeeling, will be present for Thursday’s rally. On Friday, Banerjee will address a similar campaign rally in Kurseong. The rally will focus on GJM and TMC supporters from Kurseong and Mirik. From Kurseong, she is scheduled to depart for Siliguri. The TMC supremo, who is on a campaign trail, is camping in North Bengal at present. She will address a rally at Baghajatin Park in Siliguri on April 13. Banerjee’s rally in Darjeeling is expected to draw huge crowds on Thursday. “I would like to apologise to all the schools as there could be traffic jams on Thursday owing to the rally, as people would be coming to Darjeeling from all over the Hills, including Kalimpong,” said Binay Tamang, GJM president. However, the day being Thursday, most of the shops and business establishments in the Chowk Bazar area (where the rally is being held) will remain closed. “We also request all the TMC and GJM supporters coming from outside to enter the town by 9:30 am. We have arranged for car parking. From Mohanlal Petrol Pump near the Railway Station till Darjeeling Government College, vehicular traffic will not be allowed,” stated Tamang. Vehicles will be routed through the upper reaches of the town. Vehicles of the supporters will be parked at the North Point ground, the parking lot in front of Government College and DRG Godown, Tanga Road and the road going up to Lal Kothi. The TMC supremo is currently putting up at The Retreat, a hotel located at Chowrasta, Darjeeling. Banerjee, who is fond of walking, could walk down to the venue from the hotel on Thursday. Meanwhile Amit Shah, the national president of BJP, is also set to address a rally in Kalimpong on Thursday. The rally will be held at the Ronaldshay Park in Kalimpong.
Manchester United’s Eric Bailly is certain that he is up to the challenge of earning a regular starting spot at the club, despite the depth of competition within the squadThe Ivory Coast international was absent from the team as they fell to a shock 1-0 home defeat to West Brom on Sunday and conceded the Premier League title to their local rivals Manchester City.Bailly has made just 11 league appearances this season at United with the 24 year-old having to compete against the likes of Marcos Rojo, Phil Jones, Victor Lindelof and Chris Smalling for a spot at the heart of the defence.While Bailly has gone through some injury spells in the past, the defender is well aware of the difficult decisions that Jose Mourinho has to make each week in regards to player selection. But he is adamant that he is up for the challenge at Old Trafford.“It does [give the manager options],” said Bailly, according to the club website.“It is a good position to be in, to have the defence fully fit and ready. It bodes well for the remaining matches ahead of us. I hope we can remain with a solid defence, as do the others, and we can keep some clean sheets in those games so that we see the season out well.Maguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…“I’m fine. I had a few difficult moments with my past injury but I am fully recovered now. I came back fitter and I hope I can take all the playing opportunities that present themselves now.”The former Villarreal defender joined United in the summer of 2016 for a reported £30m deal and made his debut for the club against Bournemouth at their Vitality Stadium in August 2016, where he would later be named the man-of-the-match on his Premier League debut.Ahead of his return to Bournemouth, Bailly has fond memories of his debut back then and is hopeful of repeating a similar performance this time around.“They’re truly great memories for me, I remember it, but we are in a different moment now,” he added.“The team is in good shape and is progressing in the right direction. I hope we can go there to Bournemouth and get the full three points.“Really it is disappointing, to have put in such a great effort to win the match against City, only then to lose against the lowest-placed team. Yes, it’s disappointing for all of us. The thing is to now put that behind us, to forget it, if you like, and focus on the big important match we have ahead of us.”
Anchorage police say there was never an imminent threat to the school. But they said in a release that the threat itself warranted charges. Police spokespeople did not respond to questions about the student’s age or what charges the student was arrested on. Police say the student became unruly on a bus Tuesday afternoon. When confronted by the bus driver, police say the student allegedly “threatened to shoot up the school the next day.” Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Police have arrested an Anchorage high school student who allegedly threatened to “shoot up” the school. The student and his parents were interviewed Tuesday night. He was arrested Wednesday following additional questioning by school resource officers.