Arsenal need to be more clinical to beat Manchester City: Arsene Wenger

first_imgArsene Wenger was a disappointed man after yet another failure in the FA Cup, the latest in a season which has been a rollercoaster for Arsenal.The Arsenal manager has urged his team to make the most of their chances when they face Manchester City for the second time this week in Thursday’s Premier League clash.The north London outfit were brushed aside by a dominant City side in last Sunday’s League Cup final with Pep Guardiola’s team converting all three of their shots on target to win 3-0 while Arsenal failed to convert either of their chances.A MUST WATCH! Our post-match Wembley celebrations through the eyes of @GoPros Fusion camera and @benmendy23! #gopro #mancity pic.twitter.com/PNm5mwG3RU Manchester City (@ManCity) February 27, 2018″We are very disappointed because we lost an important game. We need first to recover and then prepare for the next challenge together,” Wenger told a news conference on Wednesday.”When you look at the end of the game Man City had three shots on target and we had two. We need to turn the decisive moments in our favour and play with more freedom than we did.”City can re-establish a 16-point lead atop the standings when they travel to sixth-placed Arsenal, who are 27 points behind Guardiola’s side.The defeat, along with Arsenal’s inconsistent performances this campaign, has led a number of supporters and pundits to call for an end to Wenger’s 22-year reign but the Frenchman said that he was not worried about his future.advertisement”My position is my position. That’s the last problem I have,” Wenger said. “We are in that kind of situation where you want to focus on the next game,” he said, adding: “My job is to focus on performing.”Full-back Nacho Monreal limped off in the first half at Wembley and Wenger confirmed the 32-year-old has a back injury which could keep him out for at least two games.Midfielder Jack Wilshere, who is out of contract at Arsenal at the end of the season, is yet to sign a new deal and Wenger said that the decision rests with the England international.(With inputs from Reuters)last_img read more

March Madness Final Four Set With Badgers UK UConn

Remarkable, but the NCAA tournament tops itself almost every year. This version of March Madness produced countless dramatic finishes, upsets, surprises and heroes. Only a quartet of teams remaimn standing, a Final Four in Texas that has the makings for something special.Here’s how No 1. Florida, Wisconsin, Kentucky and Connecticut advanced to the biggest weekend of  A NCAA basketball season, where the Gators will face surprising UConn, and UK, with five freshmen starters, will take on the deliberate Badgers:* Kentucky outlasted Michigan, 75-72, on Aaron Harrison’s 25-foot three-point shot with 2.6 seconds remaining. It was a thrilling game that put the Wildcats in rarified air: The Wildcats are the first set of five freshmen starters to advance to the Final Four since Michigan’s renown “Fab Five” in 1992. Also, Kentucky is the first team in NCAA Tournament history to defeat both participants of the previous year’s championship game (Michigan and Louisville).* Shabazz Napier of Connecticut was dazzling in leading UConn to a 60-54 victory over Michigan State, the team picked by many to win the title. Napier scored 17 of his 25 points in the final 20 minutes. His three free throws with 37.6 seconds left were typical of the clutch play he exhibited. And so, the Huskies came back from nine down in the second half to  make it to next week against Florida.* Florida was too big, too strong, too talented and too determined to allow Dayton to derail the Gators’ championship aspirations. Florida won 62-52, and the outcome never really was in doubt. Florida controlled the pace of the game and limited Dayton’s transition opportunities. The Flyers had been running and gunning in their three previous tournament wins, but scored just eight transition points on Saturday thanks to Florida’s full-court pressure defense.* Wisconsin’s tough defense and deliberate pace were key factors in the Badgers advancing past No. 1-seed Arizona, 64-63, in overtime. Center Frank Kaminsky had 28 points, six in OT, and 11 rebounds and scored from inside and outside, including three 3-pointers, for the No. 2 seed Badgers (30-7). It’s Wisconsin’s first Final Four appearance since 2000, and first for 66-year-old coach Bo Ryan, who earned his 704th career victory. read more

Glam Tinkers with Monetizing Social Media

first_imgSince the first Tweets were published on Twitter, magazine publishers have been looking for a way—any way—to monetize social media. Now, one new media company is giving it a shot.Glam Media has launched Tinker.com, a micro-blogging platform for users to find, follow, filter, create and share real-time conversations on events and news from online platforms like Twitter. Samir Arora, CEO of Glam Media, calls Tinker “the first safe micro-blogging solution for brands to advertise on curated event conversations.” Concurrently, the company is launching what it calls “the first professional micro-bloggers network.” Glam says Tinker will allows users to follow specific events, such as “professional micro-bloggers covering an Internet industry conference,” fans Tweeting as they watch an episode of Lost or “bloggers covering the NCAA’s March Madness.” Tinker will offer advertisers “safe” curation and filtration mechanisms to ensure brands will not be seen near potentially harmful posts.How the revenue sharing will work is not entirely clear. Tinker’s “Micro-Blogger Network” is currently building a micro-payments platform for members, acting as a content payment system for opt-in monetization, calculating posts and page views, and attributing a micro-revenue sharing.In February, the company launched a monetization model around real-time micro-blogging at New York Fashion Week and the Academy Awards.last_img read more

POLICE LOG for July 4 Intoxicated Woman At Town Beach Fight In

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Here are highlights from the Wilmington Police Log for Wednesday, July 4, 2018:Railroad gates were stuck down on Woburn Street. Police notified Amtrak. (10:06am)Police issued a parking citation to a driver parked across three parking spots in Savers parking lot. (10:05am)A customer reported a Savers employee was rude to him and requested to speak to an officer. Police reviewed surveillance and determined no issue needed to be addressed. (11:33am)Police responded to reports of an intoxicated female on Town Beach. Female party has a friend with her who is sober. He will bring her home. Police stood by until female party left. (4:22pm)A caller reported parties were fighting in the McDonald’s parking lot. One party got into a white 4-door and left towards Market Basket. Two parties got into a tan 4-door Honda and left towards Tewksbury. Police will check with management tomorrow to access video cameras. (10:49pm)(DISCLAIMER: This information is public information.  An arrest does not constitute a conviction.  Any arrested person is innocent until proven guilty.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip?Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedPOLICE LOG for July 27: OUI Arrest; Woman Brings Caged Bird To Town BeachIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for August 10: Car Stolen; License Plate Stolen; Road Rage Incident At Cumberland FarmsIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for July 11: Florida Man Arrested; Hit & Run At Gas Station; Highway CrashIn “Police Log”last_img read more

Wilmingtons Latest Legal Notices Week of January 6 2019

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are the latest legal notices related to Wilmington, published during the week of Sunday, January 6, 2019:190021 — Deadline For Warrant Articles181610 — Walsh — 22 Brentwood Street190009 — Land Court — Katsikis vs Caswell190028 — Removal of PR Estrella Estate190029 — Successor PR Estrella Estate(NOTE: The above public notices is from MassPublicNotices.org.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWilmington’s Latest Legal Notices (Week of August 11, 2019)In “Government”Wilmington’s Latest Legal Notices (Week of August 4, 2019)In “Government”Wilmington’s Latest Legal Notices (Week of August 25, 2019)In “Government”last_img read more

5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Friday August 23 2019

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are 5 things to do in Wilmington on Friday, August 23, 2019:#1) Indian Classical Dance Workshop & PerformanceEnjoy an evening with acclaimed Indian Classical dance artist Kohal Das, who will hold a workshop and performance on Friday, August 23, 2019, from 6pm to 8pm, at the Wilmington United Methodist Church (87 Church Street). Das is presently a research fellow at Tufts University and has extensive performing experience in India for both Odissi and Bharatnatyam styles. A reception will follow. Email upasana.odissi.dance@gmail.com to RSVP. Donations to Upasana would be appreciated.#2) DEADLINE: Wilmington Band Parents Banner DonorsDear Family & Friends of the Wilmington Wildcat Bands,We need your help with support of this year’s 2019-2020 WHS Band banner.Your donation to this banner will enable the Wildcat Band Parents to support this accomplished group of young men and women. The Wildcat Bands is composed of hundreds of talented musicians and color guard from Grade 4 thru 12. Our High School Band is one of the top bands in the Merrimack Valley. We routinely perform at events within Wilmington, and surrounding towns.The Wildcat Bands Banner is proudly displayed at:Wilmington High School Football GamesWilmington Band ConcertsWilmington’s Memorial Day ParadeAnd other events that the Wildcat Bands are invited to participate in.Please consider supporting this banner with a sponsorship.All proceeds from your generous donation goes directly benefits the Wilmington Wildcat Bands including the Marching Band and Color Guard members. We support the bands with the purchase of new equipment, scholarships and deferring the cost of the group’s annual band camp by paying for the rental truck to bring the equipment to NH; the charting; returning college chaperone costs and financial support for band members who need assistance.In order to meet our printing deadline, please return the Sponsor Form with your donation by August 23, 2019. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at (978) 771-0810, whswildcatbandsparents@gmail.com. Thank you for your support.Sincerely,Steve Sica, PresidentWilmington Band Parents and Friends#3) Bingo At Senior Center The Wilmington Senior Center (15 School Street) is holding its weekly bingo game at 1pm.#4) Karaoke At Pacific GrovePacific Grove (211 Lowell Street) is hosting karaoke from Winnell Entertainment beginning at 8pm.#5) Tour Of Wilmington Town MuseumThe Town Museum (430 Salem Street) is open from 10am to 2pm. Come explore Wilmington’s history. Free admission.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Related5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Monday, August 19, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Thursday, August 22, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”Indian Classical Dance Workshop & Performance In Wilmington On August 23In “Community”last_img read more

CJ says will continue to make political statements

first_imgSurendra Kumar SinhaChief justice Surendra Kumar Sinha on Saturday said if anyone thinks that he (SK Sinha) makes ‘political statements’ he will continue to do so for the sake of the judiciary.”If anyone thinks that my statements are political then I’ll do that more for the sake of the judiciary,” he told a function at the Supreme Court Auditorium, reports UNB. The function was arranged to award country’s first female judge Nazmun Ara Sultana as she went on retirement.”Honourable [law] minister, I’m telling you the main building of the Supreme Court is in very bad shape… rainwater drops on the chair I sit on, while the main record room of the High Court and the Appellate Division is also situated in this building.”Law minister Anisul Huq was also present at the function.”The proposal for building a new annex building is still pending with ECNEC. The present building won’t sustain for more than 5-6 years. One day we’ll have to deliver justice sitting in an open space if the [proposed] 20-storey annex building is not constructed soon. Honourable minister, how the judiciary will continue?” he asked.Addressing the programme, Anisul Huq said, “Justice Nazmun Ara Sultana is part of history of the country and its judiciary. Following her footsteps, many women have taken up this profession. Now there are 24 percent female judges in the country.”last_img read more

India calls Rohingya refugees threat to national security

first_imgFlag of IndiaThe Indian government on Thursday told the Supreme Court that Rohingya refugees were “a threat to national security”, pushing back against condemnation of its plans to deport them.India’s top court is hearing a challenge to prime minister Narendra Modi’s government’s decision to deport Rohingya Muslims, filed by two Rohingyas living in Delhi who fled their village in Myanmar’s western Rakhine State about six years ago.The decision to deport Rohingyas comes as Myanmar’s military crackdown in Rakhine has forced hundreds of thousands of Rohingyas to seek shelter in Bangladesh, in a process the UN has described as ethnic cleansing.Myanmar says its forces are carrying out their legitimate duty to restore order after guerrilla attacks on 25 August on security posts and an army camp in which about a dozen people were killed.Close to 40,000 Rohingya Muslims live in India after fleeing Myanmar over the past decade. Nearly 15,000 have received refugee documentation, according to the United Nations, but India wants to deport them all.Rohingyas are denied citizenship in Buddhist-majority Myanmar and regarded as illegal immigrants, despite claiming roots that date back centuries.Some groups allied to Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party have stepped up calls for Rohingyas to leave, and Modi said last week that India shared Myanmar’s concerns about “extremist violence” in Rakhine state.On Thursday, a senior lawyer representing India’s government told the Supreme Court that “the state considers that Rohingyas are a threat to national security.”Intelligence agencies suspect that Rohingya Muslim leaders in India are in touch with Pakistan-based militant groups, the lawyer said.The lawyer declined to be named because an affidavit the home ministry is preparing to file with the court has not yet been finalised.More than 400,000 Rohingyas have been living in Bangladesh after fleeing the persecution in Myanmar since the early 1990s. From Bangladesh, some Rohingyas have crossed into India.Aid groups and human rights activists have criticised the plans to expel Rohingyas, and some lawyers say deportation would violate India’s constitution.India’s Supreme Court is expected to start hearing the case on Monday.India this week sent 53 tonnes of relief materials to Bangladesh for Rohingyas fleeing Myanmar.last_img read more

US Supreme Court backs Trump travel ban

first_imgDemonstrators chanting during a #NoMuslimBanEver rally and march “to protest discriminatory policies that unlawfully target and hurt American Muslim and immigrant communities across the country” in Washington, DC. AFP file photoThe US Supreme Court said Monday that the government could fully enforce a revised ban on travelers from six mainly Muslim countries pending appeal, backing President Donald Trump in the year-long battle over the controversial measure.The court stayed October rulings from two lower courts that had blocked implementation of the ban on visitors from Chad, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria and Yemen while legal challenges to it continued.The third version of Trump’s travel ban, unveiled in September, drew immediate challenges in federal appeals courts in Richmond, Virginia and San Francisco, California.Plaintiffs argued that the measure targets Muslims in violation of the US Constitution and did not advance security goals as the government claimed.The challengers convinced the lower courts to put implementation on hold while they and government lawyers fight out the legality of the policy.But the Trump administration, which says the ban is crucial to protect US national security and deter terror attacks, secured strong support from the Supreme Court in a 7-2 vote to let the government move ahead while the appeals continue.“We are not surprised by today’s Supreme Court decision permitting immediate enforcement of the President’s proclamation limiting travel from countries presenting heightened risks of terrorism,” the White House said.“The proclamation is lawful and essential to protecting our homeland. We look forward to presenting a fuller defense of the proclamation as the pending cases work their way through the courts,” it added.The Council on American-Islamic Relations, the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, criticized the ruling.“This decision ignores the very real human consequences to American citizens and their families abroad imposed by President Trump’s Muslim Ban 3.0,” said CAIR National Litigation Director Lena Masri.The Supreme Court justices said they expect the lower appeals courts to expedite their decisions, leaving open the possibility that the policy could return to the Supreme Court in yet another legal challenge to the White House.The San Francisco court will hear the case on Wednesday and the Richmond court on Friday.Open-ended banThe ban also covers people from North Korea and a selection of senior officials from Venezuela, but its main focus is travelers from the six mainly Muslim countries.Trump has battled to implement a travel ban since just after he became president on January 20, after having repeatedly promised during last year’s election campaign to ban all Muslims from entering the United States.Those promises have undermined the administration’s argument in a series of court challenges that its policy is not Muslim-focused but rather based on security needs.After Monday’s court ruling the Department of Homeland Security said: “the administration’s common sense travel restrictions on countries that do not meet basic security standards and do not share critical information with us about terrorists and criminals are designed to defend the homeland and keep Americans safe.”The initial ban was to be for 90 days, ostensibly to give the US and the targeted countries time to implement tougher and more thorough vetting procedures for visitors.After rolling court battles, the 90 day ban was finally allowed in June. Meanwhile, vetting for US-bound travelers from every country has intensified.But when the six-country ban expired in September, the administration sought to replace it with an open-ended ban, with Chad added to the list while Sudan was removed, and North Korea and Venezuela appended as well.Immigration and civil rights activists maintain it still essentially targets Muslims, which would violate the US Constitution’s guarantees of religious rights.When Trump last week retweeted three video clips from an extremist British group that vilified Muslims, his critics said it supported the idea that his immigration policies were anti-Muslim.“President Trump’s anti-Muslim prejudice is no secret-he has repeatedly confirmed it, including just last week on Twitter,” said Omar Jadwat, director of the Immigrants’ Rights Project at the American Civil Liberties Union.“It’s unfortunate that the full ban can move forward for now, but this order does not address the merits of our claims. We continue to stand for freedom, equality, and for those who are unfairly being separated from their loved ones.”last_img read more

Oikya Fronts Mansur Mokabbir want to take oath 7 March

first_imgSultan Mohammad Mansur and Mokabbir KhanGano Forum’s two MPs-elect—Sultan Mohammad Mansur (Moulvibazar-2) and Mokabbir Khan (Sylhet-2) — want to be sworn in on 7 March to join the 11th parliament.Talking to UNB, the duo said they sent a letter to speaker Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury today (Saturday) requesting her to arrange their oath-taking ceremony on 7 March.Angered by their decision, Gano Forum leaders declared Mansur and Mokabbir persona non grata in their office and threatened to take necessary action against them.Mansur was elected MP from Moulvibazar-2 seat contesting the 30-December election as a Gano Forum candidate under Jatiya Oikya Front platform with BNP’s electoral symbol ‘sheaf of paddy’ while Mokabbir from Sylhet-2 constituency with Gano Forum’s election symbol ‘rising sun’.Mansur said they both decided to be sworn in on the historic 7 March if the Speaker takes steps in this regard as per their letter.He also said he has no relation with Gano Forum as he was a candidate of Jatiya Oikya Prokriya.Mansur said he talked to Gano Forum president Kamal Hossain barely five days back and found him positive about his joining parliament.Asked whether he consulted Oikya Front leaders about the matter, he said as a steering committee member he himself took the decision considering the interests of people of his constituency. “People of my constituency elected me braving serious adversities. Now it’s my duty to work for them and respect their mandate.”Mansur said he will play a constructive role in parliament as an independent member of parliament of Jatiya Oikya Prokriya.Mokabbir Khan said he took the decision to take oath as their most party leaders, except a few ones, are in favour of joining the House.He said Kamal Hossain made positive remarks in this regard at different meetings of the party.Mokabbir, also a presidium member of Gano Forum, said he mainly took the decision as people who made him MP are creating pressure on him to join parliament to work for them.Contacted, Gano Forum general secretary Mostafa Mohsin Montu said the two-MPs elect will violate the party decision if they take oath, and they will subsequently face action.“Our party’s decision is not sending the two MPs to parliament. We’ll take all the necessary action if they take oath,” he added.Montu said Kamal Hossain is in no way positive about taking oath by the two party MPs -elect. “The duo is giving false statement involving our president with their decision to take oath. Sir (Kamal) did not permit them to take oath.”Gano Forum central leader Rafiqul Islam Pathik said their party leaders declared the duo unwarranted in their office since they sent a letter to the speaker for taking oath violating the party decision.BNP along with Gano Forum and some other parties joined the 30 December election in alliance under the banner of Jatiya Oikya Front. BNP bagged six seats while Gano Forum two in the election.The alliance turned down the election results bringing the allegation of ‘massive vote robbery’ and demanded fresh polls.The first session of the new parliament began on 30 January without the participation of the eight MPs-elect of Oikya Front.last_img read more