Matteo Guendouzi was thoroughly impressive in the north London derby (Picture: Visionhaus)Arsenal midfielder Matteo Guendouzi could be central to the team’s success for the next decade, believes former Tottenham striker Darren Bent.The 20-year-old has become an integral part of the Gunners’ midfield since his arrival from Lorient last year, starting all four Premier League games this season so far.His performances have earned him his first call-up to the senior France team during this international break and especially attracted plaudits after his display in the north London derby last weekend.Guendouzi’s assist for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s goal was one of the highlights of the game, while Bent was impressed with his influence and desire to control play at such a young age.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘He’s playing like he’s someone who’s played for Arsenal for years,’ Bent told Football Insider.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘It’s scary that he’s only 20, he could be in the Arsenal midfield for the next 10 years, he’s really good in that role.‘Even when he gives the ball away, he wants the ball all the time.‘He never shies away from that and that is a trait in a midfielder that you can’t teach, you can’t teach that.’Bent is not the only onlooker that has been impressed with the youngster, with another former Spurs man, Gary Lineker reacting to his call up to the France squad by tweeting: ‘Unsurprising. Enormously talented young footballer.’Unsurprising. Enormously talented young footballer. 👏🏻👏🏻 https://t.co/KqsWuZQkHk— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) September 2, 2019 Phil HaighSaturday 7 Sep 2019 9:09 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link578Shares Matteo Guendouzi backed to shine for Arsenal for next 10 years by former Tottenham man Darren Bent Comment Stan Collymore also raved about the Frenchman, telling the Mirror: ‘I said last season that Matteo Guendouzi can go on and be whatever he wants to be in the Premier League.‘And his performance in the north London derby on Sunday only served to reaffirm that belief. He has the ability, the vision and the awareness.‘And if he stays at Arsenal and they build around him, putting someone with more discipline than Granit Xhaka and someone else who is physically bigger the Lucas Torreira alongside him, then we could see the growth of a superstar in front of our eyes.‘He really is that good.’MORE: Eddie Nketiah reveals Unai Emery wanted to keep him at Arsenal before Leeds United loanMORE: Why Arsenal star Nicolas Pepe has pulled out of Ivory Coast squad Advertisement Advertisement
Private Universities in Ghana will lock horns in a healthy sports competition on July 1, 2013.The host university is the Presbyterian University, Abetifi.Participating universities include All Nations University College, Catholic University College, Central University College and Datalink University.Others are Garden City University College, Ghana Baptist University College, Jayee University, Wisconsin International University College and Valley View University.The Private Universities Sports Association of Ghana (PUSAG) was formed to encourage interaction between faculty and staff of private universities through diverse sporting activities.The sports initiative is in its 5th year. The maiden edition was organised by the Central University College at the Elwak Sports stadium. Last year’s event was held at the University of Ghana and hosted by Wisconsin International University College. The African University College of Communication won the men’s football with Valley View University and Central University College winning the Volleyball men and women respectively.This year’s competition will be in the following disciplines; Volley ball and Football. Other disciplines include 400 meter race for faculty and staff above 50 years and the 200 metre “Obolo Race”. There will also be indoor games such as scrabble, chess and Ludo.According to Mr. Kwame Amankrah Appiah the Organising Secretary of PUSAG, the aim of this initiative is to foster stronger bonds between private universities while maintaining healthy bodies.
Southend fail in bid to make Henrik Larsson new bossby Ian Ferris10 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Celtic and Sweden striker Henrik Larsson will not be the new manager of League One strugglers Southend United.The 48 year old had been in talks with the Shrimpers to take charge with former Celtic team-mates Johan Mjallby and Tommy Johnson as assistants.But Johnson, who would have been head of recruitment, has accepted an alternative offer and discussions with all three have ended.Chairman Ron Martin said all three were set to sign contracts at Roots Hall on Wednesday before Johnson pulled out. TagsFootball League OneAbout the authorIan FerrisShare the loveHave your say
HAPPY VALLEY-GOOSE BAY, N.L. – A man has been charged after a pickup truck went into an automatic car wash in Labrador with a dog exposed in the back.RCMP in Happy Valley-Goose Bay say they were called shortly before 3 p.m. Tuesday about the dog, and identified a 41-year-old man from Glovertown, N.L.They say the dog was examined but no injuries were found.The man is facing a charge of causing an animal to be in distress, and one of transporting an animal outside of a passenger compartment without being secured.
Prince George – Valemount: departs at 8:30 (not 7:00) and arrives Valemount 12:25 (not 11:05)Valemount – Prince George: departs Valemount at 1:25 p.m. (not 3 p.m.) and arrives at 5:20 p.m. (not 7:05)Prince George – Fort St. John:o Schedule times are in Mountain Standard between Fort St. John and Chetwyndo Fort St. John terminus moves from 100 Ave at 100 Street to 99 Ave at 100 Street;o Departure times at most points en route are earlier, reducing overall travel time by a one-half hour.Dawson Creek – Fort Nelson:o Schedule times are all Mountain Standard Time, and departure times are earlier.o Fort Nelson terminus moves from Phoenix Theatre to the Recreation Centreo Fort St. John stop moves from 100 St. and 100 Ave., to 100 St. at 99 Ave. Reservations are required on BC Bus North. Book online at bcbus.ca or call toll-free: 1-844-564-7494. FORT ST. JOHN B.C. – Changes are being made to the B.C. Bus North for passenger safety.Passenger safety in winter conditions will be increased with schedule changes that give drivers as much available daylight to transport passengers to their destinations.Travel days during the week remain the same, but changes taking effect November 5 include: Prince George – Prince Rupert:o leaves each end at 8 a.m, which is unchanged, but arrives at 7:25 p.m., 25 minutes earlier.o Some departure times en route are earlier.o The stop in Telkwa moves from the Post Office to the One Stop ShopMany changes have been made to the new schedule, so customers should visit bcbus.ca/schedules-and-fares/ for the changes that affect them.
Kolkata: A fruit seller was shot dead by some miscreants at Kamarhati on Monday night.Later police arrested three youths from Kamarhati area. The deceased identified as Saheb Ali of Kamarhati used to sell fruits near the Kamarhati police outpost. On Monday around 7 pm an altercation broke between three youths and Ali over some issue. After a few minutes, local residents heard a firing sound and saw Ali fell the ground. Immediately, the three youth fled from the spot. Ali was immediately rushed to a private hospital where doctors declared him brought dead. Meanwhile, Belgharia police station was informed. Later, his family members lodged a murder complaint. Police started a probe and came to know that the three youths were talking about some monetary transaction. Police came to know that Ali had borrowed money from one Asif of Kamarhati for business. To be clear about the motive police started searching for Asif. After he was detained, Asif confessed that he had gone there to recover his money along with two others identified as Pappu and Nepali. They had plan to threat Ali. To terrify him, Nepali brandished a gun at the time of altercation. But the bullet fired accidentally. After Asif’s statement, police nabbed Pappu and Nepali from a hideout in Kamarhati area. The accused persons have confessed to the crime.
New Delhi: The Election Commission has suspended a high-ranking poll observer deputed to Odisha on charges of “dereliction of duty” with regard to “SPG protectees” in a reference to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. According to an EC order, Karnataka cadre IAS officer Mohammed Mohsin was suspended for “actions contrary to the instructions of the Commission concerning SPG protectees” on April 16 the day SPG-protectee Prime Minister Modi visited Sambalpur to address an election rally. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’ The EC took the action against the general observer of Sambalpur on the basis of a report submitted by the district collector and the deputy inspector general of police. Modi was stated to have been held up at the place for nearly 15 minutes because of Mohsin’s “actions”. The officer allegedly checked PM’s chopper in violation of norms. “Checking of the prime minister’s chopper, undertaken at Sambalpur, was not in accordance with the EC guidelines as SPG protectees are exempt from such checking,” said an official in Bhubaneswar without elaborating. Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik’s helicopter was also checked by EC flying squad personnel in Rourkela on Tuesday. A similar check was carried out on Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan’s chopper at Sambalpur Tuesday by a flying squad, sources said.
Mumbai: With most of Sunday’s exit polls predicting victory for the Narendra Modi-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) Government in the just concluded Lok Sabha elections, investor wealth on Monday soared by Rs 5,33,463.04 crore in the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE). At the end of Monday’s trading session, the market capitalisation of BSE-listed companies stood at Rs 1,51,86,312.05 crore against Rs 1,46,58,709.68 crore on Friday.This is the third consecutive session of gain for domestic stocks and in these three trading sessions, the market capitalisation of BSE-listed companies has jumped by Rs 7.48 lakh crore. The BSE Sensex zoomed past the 39,300 mark, up by over 1,422 points, while the National Stock Exchange’s (NSE) Nifty reclaimed the 11,800 level on Monday as investors cheered the outcome of the exit polls that predicted a clear majority for the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led NDA. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss account details under automatic exchange frameworkBarring Bajaj Auto and Infosys, all the Sensex scrips settled with gains. Analysts believe Modi’s BJP retaining power would ensure a continuation of the pro-business reform measures initiated during the NDA’s first term. “What would help the markets sustain momentum is factors that are fundamentally important, like decisive policy initiatives from the new government, faster land and labour reforms, and also the unfinished task of quick consolidation and re-organisation of the banking system,” said Emkay Wealth Management Head of Research Joseph Thomas. Also Read – Afghan Taliban frees 3 Indian hostages in exchange for 11 top militant leaders: ReportsThe rupee appreciated by 49 paise, the biggest single-day gain in two months, to close at 69.74 against the dollar on Monday, following sharp gains in equities and forex inflows. At the interbank foreign exchange, the domestic unit opened at 70.36 and advanced to a high of 69.44 during the day. The 10-year bond yield was at 7.29 per cent as compared with Friday’s close of 7.36 per cent. The counting of votes will take place on May 23.
The Ohio State club football team began its inaugural season Sept. 27 with a 21-20 loss to Miami University. Despite the loss, coach Max Claman feels that the team played exceptionally well considering the circumstances.“I was surprised at how well we held up,” said Claman, a junior sports and leadership studies student. “We lost by one point despite the fact that we committed six turnovers. The Miami coaches said we played the best game by a team playing their first-ever game that they had ever seen.”Nerves were high before the game since most of the players have not stepped on a field since high school, junior safety Joe Budgake said.“I was a little nervous before the game since it was going to be the first time in three years I had stepped on a football field,” said Budgake, who is also a team captain and the club’s president.The team has had to come together in light of the fact that its original coach, Jack Solak, left to play quarterback at Florida Atlantic University.“He had a great opportunity presented to him and I can’t blame him or be mad at him for it,” Budgake said. “He got us started and still was the first club football coach. His work was greatly appreciated.”In addition to losing its coach, the team is coping with players quitting the team almost every week, leaving the team’s roster at a paltry 22. Yet the team’s chemistry is a non-issue, Claman said.“That’s the least of our problems. We’ve got great cohesion and good balance,” Claman said. “This is club football; everyone here wants to be here.”However, since it is club football, the team members are students first and players second. When a player can’t make it to practice because of homework or a job, there’s nothing the team can do.“Obviously with two practices a week we’d like to get as many guys as we can here, but we can’t do anything about it if guys don’t come,” Claman said. “Who shows up dictates what we can run in practice.”According to the team’s Web site, Budgake and juniors Marshal Carpenter and Jordan Fleischman founded the team for those who “love football” and “understand what it takes to work hard and be successful.”“I started this club and play on the team because I love playing football and because I wanted to do something big here at Ohio State,” junior wide receiver Carpenter said. “Ohio State University is the largest in the nation and we have every other club sport you could think of besides the most obvious, football.”The team conducted tryouts in the middle of April and practiced sparingly over the summer.In the team’s 2009 schedule, they will host Xavier and Southern Illinois-Edwardsville, host and travel to Wright State and play West Virginia either in Morgantown or Columbus. Carpenter believes the team will excel despite its lack of experience and small numbers.“We expect to win every game and beat everyone we play. That is the attitude of the team,” said Carpenter, who is also a team captain and the club’s vice president. “We all have that same attitude and believe losing is unacceptable. With that said all of these teams are just like us; college students who love football and want to keep playing.”Claman remains cautiously optimistic about the season prospects, knowing the obstacles the team is up against.“We have to be realistic,” Claman said. “We have zero funding. Miami of Ohio’s club football team gets $12,000 a year from the university. We’re just trying to make an impact and trying to show that we’re legitimate and maybe that’ll show the university we’re legitimate.”The team hopes its unity paves a path to legitimacy, Carpenter said.“The camaraderie is amazing. All the guys get together really well. We all try to hang out outside of practice and really have a good time,” Carpenter said. “We all like to joke and have fun, but when it comes down to actually doing hard work, conditioning, or running through plays we all suck it up and get the job done.”
Ohio State’s men’s and women’s cross country teams will be competing at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional Championship meet with different goals. The men’s team is moving up in the national rankings and the women’s team is hoping for a big finish at the regional meet to secure a spot in the NCAA National Championship meet.After a disappointing 22nd-place finish at the NCAA Pre-National meet Oct. 17, the men’s team has been on a roll. It finished with 11 runners in the top 13 at the Eastern Michigan Fall Classic meet on Oct. 23 and second overall at the Big Ten Championship meet Nov. 1.When the national rankings were released Nov. 2, the men’s team was ranked in the Top 30 for the first time this season at No. 28.The men’s team needs to finish in the top two at the regional meet to be guaranteed a spot in the National Championship meet. If the Buckeyes finish third, they could get an at-large berth.The competition at the regional meet will be tough with two other nationally ranked teams, No. 10 Wisconsin and No. 26 Butler, in attendance.“I think Wisconsin has to be the favorite once again, but I absolutely expect us to be second,” senior runner Jeff See said. “There are a few other teams that should be tough to beat. We just have to stay focused throughout the whole race.”The key to the race is formulating a plan and sticking to it, See said. At the pre-national meet, the team did not have a plan and placed poorly. At the Big Ten Championship meet, they had a plan and executed it to perfection en route to a second place finish.See said the X-factor for the team will be redshirt sophomore Taylor Williams.“I think it’s really important for Taylor Williams to have a big day,” See said. “He’s been ourbackbone for a lot of the ups and downs we’ve faced this season, and if myself and the rest of the team sees him out there having a huge day, we will all follow suit.”The women’s team finished eighth at the Big Ten Championship meet, which hurt its opportunity to receive an at-large bid to the NCAA National Championship meet by dropping them to a No. 5 ranking in the region.“The race was tough, but we all took something away from the experience and I think that as a team, we’ve come away with that much more focus and determination for regionals,” junior Jordan Jennewine said.The top two teams at the regional meet automatically qualify for the NCAA National Championship meet. Without a top-two finish by the Buckeyes, the outlook for a place at the National Championship meet seems bleak.“It’s definitely our goal to finish in the top two at regionals and not leave anything to chance. That’s a very realistic goal for us and that’s what we’ve all been focused on since the conference meet,” Jennewine said.The NCAA Great Lakes Regional meet takes place Saturday at the University of Indiana in Bloomington, Ind.