Lacazette issues bleak assessment of Arsenal’s trophy hopes next season

first_imgThat defeat also saw them fail to qualify for the Champions League after stuttering to fifth in the Premier League.Lacazette, who won the club’s Player of the Season award, knows the Gunners must improve, but insists this will take time.He told FourFourTwo: “A club like Arsenal has to be playing in the Champions League every season. We will start to think about winning the biggest titles in a few seasons, but first we need to make sure we are in the Champions League consistently again.” Solskjaer gives Pogba fitness update and calls him world’s best all-round midfielder boost Lacazette was a standout performer during an underwhelming campaign 1 His strike partner, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, added: “That has to be the main target of every Arsenal season. You come back to training and that’s what everyone is thinking about.“We’re hungry to hear that song once again. It’s time. We have the quality to do it, so we have to make sure we will do it.“It’s so important to win something. This is a great club, which has a very long history of winning important trophies, so it’s time we won something big again.” deals Lampard appears to aim dig at Mourinho for handling of Salah and De Bruyne at Chelsea latest LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update JIBE Tottenham issue immediate ban to supporter who threw cup at Kepa LATEST getty The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January REVEALED Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette admits it may be a few seasons before the Gunners win a major trophy under Unai Emery.The north London club missed out on silverware during Emery’s first season in charge, suffering a 4-1 loss to Chelsea in the Europa League final. TROPHY punished Liverpool update ‘Champions Wall’ after ending 2019 as European and world champions last_img read more

Funding sought for major Ivy Bridge repairs allocated

first_imgIvy Bridge is to receive €50,000 as part of major repair work to remove and replace the parapet walls, it has been confirmed. Councillor Patrick McGowan, Chair of Stranorlar Municipal District, welcomed Friday’s announcement.He said: “Following the collapse of part of Ivy Bridge, a number of actions were taken by the council’s engineering staff including inspections of the damage, assessment of the area and condition of the bridge as a whole. “Arrangements for the removal of the vegetation and a survey of the bridge was completed.“Once the gathering of technical information was completed, the Bridge Engineer commenced the design of the solution to facilitate the re-opening of the bridge.”The partially-collapsed Ivy Bridge at Cloghan.“It is agreed to undertake the works in two phases,” he added.“Phase one involved work up to road level and got the road opened to vehicles just in time for Christmas. “Phase two of the works will be undertaken this year as the funding has been secured and will involve the removal and replacement of the parapet walls using appropriate materials and to a suitable height.”Funding sought for major Ivy Bridge repairs allocated was last modified: February 1st, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare this:Click 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 share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Ivy BridgePATRICK MCGOWANStranorlartwin townslast_img read more

Men, united, can help stop abuse

first_img28 November 2007As South Africans are being called on to help stop violence against women and children in the country, two local organisations are striving to nurture a stronger and wiser generation of South African men.This year’s 16 Days of Activism for No Violence against Women and Children Campaign was launched on Sunday, with several men’s marches taking place in cities throughout the country.The campaign challenges South African men to declare a truce on violence against women and children – and, ultimately, to make it a permanent one.Daniel Leshike and Dumisani Rebombo are already doing this. They are among a number of men who are leading men in the fight against gender violence on a daily basis.Men as PartnersAt the age of 15, Rebombo raped a girl along with a friend. “I did it as an act of masculinity,” admits the man who is now 46 years old. He married at a young age and went on to use religion to maintain superiority over his wife.“I insisted that she had to listen to everything I said because that was what God wanted,” he says.Rebombo is now completely reformed, a change which he attributes to education. As the EngenderHealth Men as Partners South African programme manager, he has worked with thousands of men from around the country over the past seven years.Addressing Parliament this month, Deputy President Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka called on South African men to “take ownership” of the issue of violence perpetrated against women.The only way there can be a change in the behaviour of men in the country, Mlambo-Ngcuka said, is to increase their level of understanding of the issues around abuse against women and children.This is exactly what Rebombo does as he counsels men and facilitates workshops where men, young and old, are encouraged to change abusive social patterns to help reduce the abuse, rape and murder of women and children in their communities.“I started volunteering when I worked for Rand Water, and after leaving the company I decided to get more involved,” says Rebombo.Helping men to adaptDaniel Leshike (29), co-ordinator of the Agisanang Domestic Abuse Prevention and Training (Adapt) men’s programme, dedicated his social work career to empowering men in Alexandra, a township in Johannesburg, after training as a counsellor following his university years.Adapt facilitates a forum with a membership of around 26 men, aged from 16 upwards, who host a number of discussion groups in the community aimed at raising awareness of issues surrounding abuse, gender stereotypes and equality.“Our main objectives are to include men as part of the solution to gender-based violence and to empower men to take control of their lives,” says Leshike.Adapt trains forum members in trauma counselling and gender sensitivity and runs several parallel programmes with a youth division in order to promote good fathering in the Alexandra community.In a novel bid to break the silence surrounding abuse, Adapt has a formed a relationship with the Alexandra Liquor Traders Association, and forum members visit taverns regularly, creating impromptu discussions with patrons on topics related to gender violence.“Some men tell us that it is their culture to be in control or abuse a woman because ‘a woman is a woman’,” says Leshike. “But we tell them that in African culture a woman is a flower.”Good men – who remain silentWith over 7 000 men seeking assistance from his organisation annually, Rebombo believes his work is contributing to the eradication of gender violence in the country.He says there are many good men out there – “I believe, and research says so” – but that most of these men remain silent when abuse takes place.Leshike agrees, saying that there are men who would make good role models but they need to stand up and be heard in order to make a difference in the country.Both men agree that many challenges exist in South Africa regarding the education of men in the eradication of gender-based violence. Among these challenges are a lack of sufficient funding, the abundance of stereotypes, and misinterpretation of religion and culture.Most challenging of all in the battle being fought by counsellors such as these, however, is the reluctance of men to work with men – a battle that still needs to be won.Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

DDoS Attacks Take Down Mastercard and Visa Websites, “Payback” for Their Stance on WikiLeaks

first_imgMastercard’s website was down for several hours this morning, and now it appears as though Visa’s is offline as well, as these sites have become the targets of ongoing DDoS attacks.And so the infowar rages on today with these latest shots apparently fired by Anonymous, a vigilante group of hacktivists loosely affiliated with the message board 4chan. Anonymous has been fighting an ongoing crusade dubbed Operation Payback for the last several months. Using distributed denial of services attacks, this group has managed to knock off-line a number of pro-copyright websites, belonging to the likes of the U.S. Trademark Office and musician Gene Simmons. But following the latest series of events surrounding the Wikileaks saga, Anonymous has offered its resources in the service of “payback” against some of the companies that have recently blocked WikiLeaks’ financial resources. PayPal was offline briefly on Monday, as was the website for the Swiss bank that recently froze Julian Assange’s assets there. Today, Mastercard and Visa, both of which have announced that they will block donations to WikiLeaks, were the target. Tags:#news#web A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… “While we don’t have much of an affiliation with WikiLeaks,” a statement on the Anonymous website reads, “we fight for the same reasons. We want transparency and we counter censorship. The attempts to silence WikiLeaks are long strides closer to a world where we can not say what we think and are unable to express our opinions and ideas.”Certainly taking out your political opposition’s websites hardly makes you look like the most ardent defender of all free speech, only some of it. But in further twists in this story of finances, censorship, and free expression, it appears that Datacell, an Icelandic IT company that was processing payments for WikiLeaks’ donations now says it is investigating legal actions it can take since the credit card companies have interfered with its rights to do business. Stay tuned, as this battle seems far from over. Related Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market audrey watterslast_img read more

Maryland Single-Sales Factor Bill Introduced

first_imgA Maryland bill proposes changing the state’s standard corporate income tax apportionment formula to a single-sales factor formula. The bill has been introduced in the Maryland Senate.If enacted, the new standard apportionment formula would apply to tax years beginning after 2017.Current Three-Factor FormulaThe current standard formula is a three-factor formula (sales, property, and payroll), with a double-weighted sales factor.S.B. 1090, as introduced in the Maryland Senate on February 12, 2018Login to read more tax news on CCH® AnswerConnect or CCH® Intelliconnect®.Not a subscriber? Sign up for a free trial or contact us for a representative.last_img