Unai Emery ‘confident’ of overturning 3-1 Europa League defeat to Rennes

first_imgAdvertisement Unai Emery ‘confident’ of overturning 3-1 Europa League defeat to Rennes Comment Arsenal were humiliated against Rennes (Picture: Getty)Emery admits he was disappointed with his side’s reaction to going down to 10 men but insists they can progress to the quarter-finals.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘The red card changed the game more than we wanted. The first 40 minutes we controlled, we scored, we didn’t concede good chances,’ said Emery.‘But after this red card it’s more than we wanted. I think we can do better.‘The result for the first 90 minutes is hard for us but we are going to start the next match next week with 11 vs 11 and with the same respect we have had the first half. We are going to do that at home.‘I have confidence with our players, our supporters helping us.’More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errorsArsenal face Manchester United at the Emirates on Sunday before hosting Rennes in the reverse leg in seven days’ time.Sokratis’ red card means he misses the second leg, while Alexandre Lacazette remains suspended.MORE: Martin Keown slams Unai Emery for three decisions during Arsenal’s shock defeat to Rennes Unai Emery’s side have it all to do in the second leg (Picture: Getty)Arsenal boss Unai Emery was unhappy with his side’s collapse after Sokratis’ red card in a 3-1 defeat to Rennes but insists he’s still ‘confident’ of progressing to the next round.The Gunners took an early lead through Alex Iwobi but Sokratis provided the hosts with a route back into the match when he was sent off after half an hour for two bookable offences.Rennes equalised shortly before half-time and Nacho Monreal’s own goal put the French side ahead on the night and in the tie.However, Ismaïla Sarr’s late goal gave Rennes the two-goal cushion their performance deserved and means Arsenal must win by two clear goals next Thursday to overturn the deficit.ADVERTISEMENT Metro Sport ReporterThursday 7 Mar 2019 8:59 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link287Shares Advertisementlast_img read more

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Gov. Wolf Signs Two Bills into Law, Vetoes Flawed Telemedicine Bill, Releases Cross-Agency Guidance for Telehealth

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter April 29, 2020 Gov. Wolf Signs Two Bills into Law, Vetoes Flawed Telemedicine Bill, Releases Cross-Agency Guidance for Telehealthcenter_img Bill Signing,  Press Release,  Public Health Governor Tom Wolf today signed into law two bills: House Bill 1869 allows for National Guard members called to active duty to be covered under the Heart and Lung Act if they contract COVID-19 while performing their duties, and House Bill 752 provides for the Game Commission to pay a fair market value for land in Allegheny County.Gov. Wolf also vetoed Senate Bill 857, a telemedicine bill that passed the Senate unanimously last year before being amended to an untenable version in the House.“I supported a prior printer’s number of the bill, but as amended in the House of Representatives, this legislation arbitrarily restricts the use of telemedicine for certain doctor-patient interactions,” Gov. Wolf said. “As amended, this bill interferes with women’s health care and the crucial decision-making between patients and their physicians.”The full veto memo can be found as a PDF here or on Scribd.In addition to the telemedicine bill veto, the governor released cross-agency guidance on telehealth, citing its importance as a health care delivery option during COVID-19 and as providing it pertains to his authority under the Disaster Declaration signed in early March.Given the potential for widespread transmission of COVID-19 across Pennsylvania and to limit its spread, many health care providers and patients are expanding use of telehealth rather than in-person health care services.Today, the governor announced cross-agency guidance on steps taken to ensure that patients in need of vital health care services are receiving them in a timely, appropriate manner. Multiple state agencies are involved in providing expanded telehealth services, including the departments of State, Health, Drug and Alcohol Programs, Human Services and the Insurance Department.The guidance, available as a PDF here or on Scribd, includes:Expanded Role of ProvidersExpanding Reimbursement for Telehealth ServicesTelehealth for Infant Toddler Early Intervention ProceduresTelehealth for Behavioral HealthTelehealth for Substance Use Disorder TreatmentView this information in Spanish.last_img read more

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DNB warns of ‘impure decision-making’ due to conflicts of interest

first_imgMost pension funds’ boards pay insufficient attention to potential conflicts of interest of policy makers, pensions regulator De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB) has suggested.It indicated it was not satisfied with the outcome of a sector-wide survey, during which it checked whether schemes had conducted a risk analysis or had formulated a policy on conflicts of interest.DNB concluded that a large number of pension funds had not conducted an analysis, and had at best a policy that was not based on such a risk assessment.Additionally, it found that many schemes did not declare and register the main functions and jobs on the site of board members and other decision makers, and did not have a view on their private interests either. However, almost all pension funds had rules in place for how to deal with gifts, according to DNB.In its opinion, merely a handful of pension funds fully managed the risks posed by conflicts of interest.The watchdog commented that conflicts of interest could lead to “impure decision-making, which could harm pension funds”. Therefore, trustees must actively fight conflicts of interest, it said.DNB added that, during discussions with trustees, it had noted that the subject is charged, and that the sector needed clear examples as to what constituted a conflict of interest.As a consequence, the supervisor announced that it would draw up a number of good practices.last_img read more

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Brisbane bargain: ‘Buy it before the bank does’

first_imgSitting on a 644 sqm block, the home goes under the hammer at 10.30am on Saturday at 15 Newhaven Street, Alexandra Hills.It might not be the prettiest of properties but Alexandra Hills is one of the more affordable of Brisbane suburbs, with a median price of $440,000 for three bedroom houses. MORE: Karmichael Hunt lists Brisbane home The property is on a 644 sqm block. But the owner of a Brisbane property needed a sale so urgently that they agreed to risk going under the hammer at a time when no-one else would.Agent Niki Stockham of RE/MAX Bayside Properties said the owner was relocating and needed to close a deal urgently. The home also has a shed which is handy for storage or a man cave.The median rent for a three-bedroom house in Alexandra Hills is $410 a week.Realestate.com.au classifies the suburb as a “high demand market” with 406 visits per listed property — which is higher than the state average of 384. The three bedroom house at 15 Newhaven Street, Alexandra Hills, goes under the hammer at 10.30am on Saturday January 5.Only one house in all of southeast Queensland is on the auction block this weekend — with the owner so desperate to sell that it could end up being the bargain of the year.Traditionally the first weekend in January is a no-go zone across the country, with both agents and buyers generally assumed to be on extended Christmas holidays. FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON FACEBOOK MORE: Darren Palmer reveals the colour of 2019 and design trends MORE: Misled Compound with motocross track hits the market MORE: Sofie Formica — Why I live in St Lucia More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus15 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market15 hours agoThe median rent for a three-bedroom house in Alexandra Hills is $410 a week.“It’s probably the cheapest house in Alexandra Hills,” she told The Courier-Mail. “It has to sell based on the seller’s urgency. We set a reserve on Thursday.”The listing declared that the property “must be sold on or before auction” with buyers urged to “buy it before the bank does”. The home is in a “high demand market”, according to information on the suburb provided by realestate.com.auThe three bedroom house has one bathroom, a shed with front and rear access and is just 100 metres from the Alexandra Hills shopping centre.“There’s also a bus stop right outside the house,” Ms Stockham said. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:44Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:44 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p288p288p180p180pAutoA, 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 Rate1xFullscreenHow to bid at auction for your dream home? 01:45 Inside the home.last_img read more

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Five-bedroom Edge Hill property is perfect for Airbnb

first_imgMore from newsCairns home ticks popular internet search terms2 days agoTen auction results from ‘active’ weekend in Cairns2 days agoLiving space.“Once you walk through the front door you will be delighted with the functional floor plan.“The home is filled with natural light and has been recently painted inside.” The 800 sqm home is built over two levels in Edge Hill, only minutes away from the Cairns Botanic Gardens.The five-bedroom home’s master bedroom includes a walk-in robe and an ensuite while the fifth room can be used to entertain as a media room. The kitchen.Upstairs, the lounge and living rooms share a large open-plan area while the outdoor deck is easily accessed from the kitchen and dining areas and overlooks the pool, providing views to the Whitfield mountains behind. “The family has held engagement parties, weddings and formal dinners enjoying the flowing indoor-outdoor connection between the kitchen and deck upstairs,” Mr Thornton said.“Two full-sized kitchens have been a huge plus to the current owners, the space has been maximised with more storage than most, there is gas cooking and neutral colours which should please any new owner.” A bathroom.The pool was resurfaced in December and the lush tropical gardens create a beautiful and private backdrop. This home also includes three bathrooms, a separate living area downstairs and a secured garage for two cars and additional space for a third vehicle. “The owners are selling to downsize and will miss the community feel, their fantastic neighbours and being within walking distance to the Edge Hill hub where they often enjoy the restaurants and coffee shops,” Mr Thornton said. The pool.Andrew Thornton from Elite Real Estate services said 144 Woodward St was perfect for Airbnb, big families or for those looking to work from home.“This is a unique opportunity to secure a beautiful home perfect for families seeking dual living, or an investment opportunity in a premier location,” he said. Outdoor entertaining at 144 Woodward St, Edge Hill.A LARGE suburban property at Edge Hill has the potential to provide its new owner with multiple options. last_img read more

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Report: Egypt to cut down on LNG imports

first_imgLNG World News Staff Image courtesy of Höegh LNGRising domestic natural gas production prompted Egypt to start talks with its LNG suppliers to cut down on contracted cargo deliveries.The Egyptian Natural Gas Holding Company (EGAS) is looking to defer a number of cargoes scheduled for delivery through 2017, Reuters reports citing analysts.In addition to deferring 2017 cargoes, the company is looking to cancel up to 40 LNG cargoes for delivery in 2018.Talks on deferring the cargoes are currently ongoing while traders and producers are looking where to divert the cargoes to, analysts say.The company has already deferred some ten shipments in 2017 already with up to 17 deliveries due by the end of the year.Egypt that has turned a net importer over the course of 2016, due to falling production, increased domestic consumption and gas shortages, has deployed two FSRUs in Ain Sokhna that serve as the country’s import terminals.The Höegh Gallant FSRU, provided by Höegh LNG, began operations in April last year, while the FSRU BW Singapore, provided by BW, has been in full operation since October 2015.The country became a major importer and cutting down on imports could impact global gas prices if the deferred cargoes are not delivered to other markets.A report by Wood Mackenzie notes that the Egyptian market is set to undergo change over the next five years, as new gas discoveries and production start-ups push the country’s gas market back into surplus.With BP’s West Nile Delta and Atoll fields and Eni’s massive Zohr find, the North African country will add a cumulative 41 billion cubic meters a year of gas production by 2022, according to WoodMackenzie.However, the surplus is expected to be seasonal and Reuters cites Anne-Sophie Corbeau, a research fellow at the King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center as saying that, although the LNG demand could be challenged it will not disappear completely.last_img read more

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All Set for Lake Cathie Dredging

first_imgA dredger has arrived at Lake Cathie and will be moved into position over the coming days, Port Macquarie-Hastings Council said in their latest release. Approximately 21,000 cubic meters of sand will be dredged, and relocated to the edge of Foreshore Reserve to reclaim open space that has been lost to erosion in recent years.Sand will also be relocated for beach replenishment along approximately 400m of the beach, fronting Illaroo Rd, the council said.“Lake Cathie is an extremely sensitive environmental area, and it’s great that dredging can finally get underway now we have all the required approvals and appointed a dredging contractor,” said Acting Director Dan Croft.“It has been a long process to secure an appropriate contractor to complete the work and to ensure that all the necessary licences and approvals from the various different government departments and agencies were in order.”Dredging operations, to be conducted by National Dredging Solutions, are expected to take approximately 7 weeks to complete (weather permitting).Dredging operations are expected to start on Monday, 21 May.[mappress mapid=”25148″]last_img read more

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Dodge City Modified Stampede this Saturday

first_imgBy Lonnie WheatleyDODGE CITY, Kan. – Added money is on the line for the Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modified ranks at Dodge City Raceway Park this Saturday night, April 9 as the state-of-the-art 3/8-mile clay oval in southwest Kansas hosts the fourth annual $1,200 to win Dodge City Modified Stampede.Oberlin’s David Murray Jr., a four-time IMCA national champion, has topped three of four previous Dodge City Modified Stampede features including a sweep of both nights of the inaugural edition in 2013 and then another win in last year’s version.Past track champion Brendon Gemmill stands as the only other driver to reach Modified Stampede victory lane with a 2014 triumph.Gemmill, who is one of only two drivers along with his father Troy to finish among the top ten in all four previous Modified Stampede features, rallied from 13th to take fifth in this past weekend’s season-opening event.Turpin, Okla.’s Cody Gearhart takes the track point lead into Saturday’s event after some late heroics to win this past weekend’s season-opening event.  Gearhart finished second to Murray in last year’s Dodge City Modified Stampede with Brendon Gemmill third.While the IMCA Modifieds battle it out in their Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifier, the IMCA SportMods and IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks will be in action as well on the card that goes green at 7:30 p.m.Tickets are $15 for adults with children ages 11 and under admitted free when accompanied by an adult.last_img read more

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COVID-19: French League to take out loan

first_imgRelatedPosts Neymar bags two-match ban Neymar, four others sent off as Marseille grab rare win at PSG Three more PSG players test positive for coronavirus The French League (LFP) will take out a state guaranteed loan to pay clubs in its top two tiers.The loan was money they would have received from television broadcasts, if the season had not been abandoned due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it said on Monday. The LFP decided to end the 2019-20 season on Thursday, with Paris St Germain being awarded the Ligue 1 title and Lorient crowned Ligue 2 champions.PSG had a comfortable 12-point lead over second-placed Olympique de Marseille when professional soccer was suspended in March with 10 games left, as part of the French government’s measures to contain the spread of the novel Coronavirus.The LFP said: “At a meeting on May 4, the LFP’s general assembly adopted a resolution allowing the LFP to contract a state guaranteed loan (PGE) from its banking establishment.“Thanks to this loan, the LFP will be able to pay Ligue 1 and Ligue 2 clubs all of the sums still to be collected for audiovisual rights for the 2019/2020 season.“These sums cover the last two instalments of audiovisual rights for the 2019/2020 season, respectively, initially scheduled for April 5 and June 5, 2020, and will help support the cash flow of Ligue 1 and Ligue 2 clubs.” The decision to end the campaign has angered some clubs, with Olympique Lyonnais saying they will seek millions of euros in damages as they faced being deprived of European competition for the first time in a quarter of a century.Amiens, who were relegated from the top flight, said they would study the reasons behind the decision before planning any legal challenge.Reuters/NAN.Tags: Ligue 1MarseillePSGlast_img read more

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Meulensteen reveals Red Devils snub

first_img Meulensteen spent 12 years at Old Trafford and was appointed first team coach in 2008 before leaving the club following the arrival of David Moyes. The 50-year-old is available after being sacked by Fulham in February but fellow Dutchman Van Gaal has ruled out a return to the Red Devils. Rene Meulensteen has been told by Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal that he will not be reinstalled on the club’s coaching staff next season. “I would have been keen to go back,” said Meulensteen at the release of the LMA Annual Castrol European Managers and Coaches Survey. “I spent 12 years at what is a fantastic club and never left Man United because I fell out with anyone there. “But they’ve chosen to appoint Louis van Gaal and he has decided to bring in his own people so that is not an option. “Have I spoken to Van Gaal? Yes, I know that is the case – it has been confirmed to me.” As first team coach, Meulensteen enjoyed a close relationship with the United players and helped the team win three Premier League titles. Van Gaal is yet to confirm all his coaching staff ahead of the new campaign but Meulensteen believes his experience could have benefitted the club. “It is disappointing,” he said. “When you spend 12 years at a club the size of Manchester United, working in every department – not least for five years with the first team which were the most successful in the history of the club – of course you are disappointed. “There aren’t many coaches who have spent so much time with one club as I have.” Meulensteen added: “You would think it would make sense to have some continuity. But the people who have made the decision think their decision makes sense as well so we’ll see what the future brings. ” It has been a turbulent 12 months for Meulensteen, who was axed by Anzhi Makhachkala in August after just 16 days in charge before joining Fulham first as coach and then as manager. The Dutchman insists he has not been put off however and is ready to return to work as soon as possible. “I am definitely keen to get back into it,” he said. “I’ve had an experience not many coaches have had because I worked in a very professional environment at United with a lot of stability and then the last 12 months have been the complete opposite. “But it hasn’t put me off at all, it only makes me stronger and more aware.” He went on to say: “I would look at any position in detail – the most important thing is they bring me in for the person I am and the philosophy I stand for.” The Dutchman will spend the summer watching the World Cup but is not overly-optimistic about Holland’s chances in Brazil. “Holland have match-changing players if they’re all fit and performing,” Meulensteen said. “But I don’t think they have enough depth especially when they come up against the big boys – those teams have the ability to put Holland under pressure. “I think then we will see their vulnerability and we may see that as soon as the first game when they play Spain.” Press Associationlast_img read more

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