Mikel Arteta 1 Arsenal have announced midfielder Mikel Arteta and defender Mathieu Debuchy will both be sidelined for three months.Artete has not played for the club since the end of November having been troubled by a calf injury and then a related ankle issue.He has now gone under the knife and will not return for Arsene Wenger’s side until April at the earliest.Speaking to Arsenal.com on Thursday, Wenger said: “Mikel has had surgery which went well. I have just seen him, he is back with us at the training ground.“He had a limited mobility in his ankle and some persistent inflammation that had an impact on his calf. That meant we had to make the decision to have surgery and it’s a proper solution which gives him the best chance to recover.”Debuchy, meanwhile, has also undergone surgery after dislocating a shoulder in the victory over Stoke at the weekend.The full-back had only recently returned to action after missing three months with an ankle injury and is now set to be out for a similar period of time.“Mathieu had a surgery on his right shoulder following the injury on Sunday,” said Wenger.“It’s very unfortunate for Mathieu, it’s unbelievable because he’s had two surgeries in the same season. He just came back, he played seven games and he’s out again.“I count three months out for Mathieu because contact will be a problem for the shoulder.”
NEW ORLEANS – The route to the moon and perhaps to Mars now goes through New Orleans – and the detour couldn’t come at a better time in the city’s struggle to rebuild its shattered economy after Hurricane Katrina. With thousands of houses still in ruins and its population reduced by almost 170,000, a boost is on the way for New Orleans in the form of high-wage jobs and contracts for next-generation space systems at NASA’s Michoud Assembly Facility. Before the storm, New Orleans’ economy thrived on low-wage tourism. But the $156 million payroll at Michoud – some salaries are in the hundreds of thousands of dollars – generates paychecks significantly above the city’s median annual income of about $27,000. Michoud, in the city’s eastern section, had a cloudy future before the storm struck in August 2005: The space shuttle fuel tanks it used to turn out won’t be needed after the shuttle program ends in 2010, and there was no sure replacement for one of the region’s largest payrolls. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan ClarksonThe outlook is much brighter now that three contracts associated with NASA’s Constellation program have landed this year and last at Michoud. James Bray, director of Lockheed Martin’s Orion project at Michoud, called the facility “a sleeping giant” for the New Orleans economy. “It’s been a jewel that a lot of people pass on the interstate and don’t really realize is here,” Bray said. “But if you look at the population of New Orleans and Slidell and along the Gulf Coast, you find very technical, qualified people that come into here and make the space program go.” Bethesda, Md.-based Lockheed Martin will build the Orion crew module at the 43-acre plant. And Chicago-based Boeing Co. will build the $1.13 billion upper stage of the Ares I launch rocket and the rocket’s $799.5million navigation and control system there. With 2,400 workers, Michoud is an economic force in a section of the city that was hit hard by Katrina and has been slow to recover. “For New Orleans east, it’s one of the big players. If you look around at who has the number of jobs, and the number of high paying jobs, you’re not going to find much in New Orleans east that’s even going to come close,” said Louisiana State University economist Loren Scott. “This type of facility that uses high-wage, high-skill jobs tends to create other types of jobs.”160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
FROM PATSY MCGONALGE: Dempsey Mc Guigan became the first Irish junior athlete in history to throw the hammer in excess of 70m today, getting out to 70.02 at a meeting in Eton outside London.It also marks the qualification mark for the world juniors in Barcelona later in the Summer.The Finn Valley lad can now concentrate on building on this and being competitive at a serious level through the season . The Red Hughs held a 5k from the local gaelic grounds with local man Joe Carlin the inspiration behind it with the aid of Mark Connolly and a host of local stewards it drew a most encouraging response of 300 plus won by the ever improving local man Gerry Gallagher with Miriam Bonner womens lead athlete the twins Sarah and Kate Byrne filling the minor spots.This weekend Strabane stage a track and field meeting Sunday at Melvin Park . Details to be had at Finn Valley club Centre .While for the walking /running fraternity there is the North West 10k . Pre entry is earnestly requested .www.northwest10k.com .Training is in full swing Tuesday /Thursday and Sunday morning in addition to additional training slots as required. WOW! DONEGAL’S DEMPSEY SETS INCREDIBLE NEW IRISH RECORD was last modified: April 29th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:WOW! DONEGAL’S DEMPSEY SETS INCREDIBLE NEW IRISH RECORD
A young woman is in hospital after a man poured petrol on her and threatened to set her on fire.The brutal attack happened in the early hours of yesterday morning between Milford and Ramelton.The woman was attacked at a house at Aras Ui Domhnaill at around 7am. The woman was rushed to Letterkenny General Hospital but it is understood her injuries are not life-threatening.A 30 year old man was arrested at the scene and was taken to Milford Garda station for questioning.Gardai sealed off the scene of the attack and carried out a full forensic examination.The man was still being questioned under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act tonight. A spokesman for the Garda press office confirmed to Donegaldaily.com: “Gardai attended the scene of an assault at Aras Ui Domhnaill at approximately 7.30am.“A male (30 years) was arrested at the scene and is currently being detained at Milford Garda station.“During the assault a female was injured and attended Letterkenny General Hospital for treatment. Her injuries are described as not life-threatening,”In another two unrelated incidents, a Garda was beaten and a man was stabbed within the vicinity of the village of Ramelton over the weekend. WOMAN HOSPITALISED AFTER HORRIFIC PETROL ATTACK was last modified: July 9th, 2012 by StephenShare 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:arrestattackpetrolRamelton
The United States is rich in spectacular vertebrate fossils, from perfectly preserved 50-million-year-old fish in Wyoming to gigantic dinosaurs from Montana. Paleontologists at universities and museums study this bounty, but a growing number of commercial collectors also dig up fossils legally from private land and sell them. Academic paleontologists fear that valuable fossils are being lost to science, while commercial collectors say their business follows American traditions of free enterprise and property rights.For more on the growing schism between paleontologists and commercial collectors, see “Selling America’s Fossil Record” in this week’s issue of Science.Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)
The Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) has sought ₹51,000 from those seeking party tickets for the Jharkhand Assembly elections, a party leader said on Friday. The money would go towards the regional party’s fund to help it fight the polls, he said. The JMM had taken similar decisions in previous elections with the amount ranging from ₹5,000 to ₹21,000, JMMs general secretary-cum-spokesman Vinod Kumar Pandey said.“Those party workers who submit avedan (application) to contest (the assembly elections) should deposit ₹51,000 in the party fund to help the party contest the elections.“We are not a corporate party. Our party runs with the contribution of party workers,” Mr. Pandey said. Asked when the first list of candidates would be announced by the JMM, Mr. Pandey said, the party would inform in due course. With Jharkhand Vikas Morcha (Prajatantrik) deciding to contest the elections on its own, the JMM, Congress and the RJD are likely to announce their seat-sharing formula soon. Assembly polls for the 81-member House will be held in five phases from November 30.
PBA IMAGESIn what was practically a fight for survival, NLEX found it’s A-game again and brought down a league powerhouse that had even its outspoken coach dazed somewhat.The Road Warriors rallied from 14 points down in the third period and overcame extreme disadvantage in size to trip Barangay Ginebra to prevail, 81-78, that snapped a four-game slide and put the team back in the PBA Philippine Cup playoff hunt at Cuneta Astrodome in Pasay.ADVERTISEMENT Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Veteran Cyrus Baguio scored 11 points in the fourth and was the main reason why the Road Warriors had a shot at winning it in the endgame.And while NLEX was practically seamless when it mattered, the Kings sputtered, lapsing into a series of bad shots and one error by Sol Mercado in checking back into the game that gave the Road Warriors a free point.Mercado failed to report to the scorer’s table in replacing Slaughter, and Larry Fonacier capped off a 17-point night by making the technical free throw for 80-78 with 4.4 seconds left.Japeth Aguilar and LA Tenorio also had crucial misses from the field which could have tied it all up, and Slaughter split his charities with 17.3 left which could have knotted the game at 79 and applied more pressure on the Road Warriors.Still, the road remains tough for NLEX, a pre-tournament favorite which won its first two games before going on a tailspin. The Road Warriors still have Meralco, Alaska, Blackwater and TNT on their schedule as they shoot for a place in the upper half of the playoff bracket.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Yeng Guiao doesn’t have an explanation as to how they came out on top of a wild finish that saw his Warriors dodge one bullet after the other before rising to 3-4 and tying their victims to be in the middle of the 12-team pack.“It was really tough. It was just sheer determination and hard work,” Guiao said. “We don’t know that we won, so please don’t ask me how we won that game.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe Warriors came into the game as the decided underdogs, what with that four-game skid and the 7-foot Greg Slaughter returning to action for Ginebra after a two-game absence. The Kings were also riding the momentum of a huge upset of defending three-time champion San Miguel Beer.“We have given ourselves a chance to be in the fight [for the playoffs],” Guiao went on. “And we broke the losing streak. That is very important.” Leo Austria, SMB wary of ‘more experienced’ Hotshots ahead of PBA Finals rematch PLAY LIST 01:33Leo Austria, SMB wary of ‘more experienced’ Hotshots ahead of PBA Finals rematch00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Ancajas to show he’s ready for world boxing spotlight Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Read Next John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Meanwhile, the Beermen dispute the solo lead with sister team Magnolia Sunday night at Ynares Center in Antipolo, with San Miguel shooting to bounce back from that loss to Ginebra.Game time is 6:45 p.m. after Alaska seeks to extend a five-game winning run of its own against GlobalPort at 4:30 p.m. Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers AFP official booed out of forum View comments
Angeline Nadai Lohalith’s wish is to see peace in South Sudan so that she can represent her war-torn country of birth at the Olympic Games.But Lohalith will be marching under the banner of the Refugee Olympic Team (ROT) when the 2016 Games start in Rio de Janeiro on August 5.REFUGEE ATHLETES TO MARCH WITH OLYMPIC FLAGThe refugee team, set up by the International Olympic Committee, is the first of its kind and it will march with the Olympic flag just before host Brazil at the opening ceremony.Five of its 10 members were drawn from the Kakuma and Daadab refugee camps in northern Kenya. They will act as a symbol of hope and bring attention to the plight of refugees worldwide, the IOC says.”Some years to come, I will like to represent South Sudan,” Lohalith, who will run in the 1,500 m, said in an interview.”If there was peace in our country, at least the youth could have been able to develop their talent and represent it in the Olympics just like other people,” the 22-year-old said.She was speaking at the Anita Children’s Home, a Catholic Church-run institution 20 km south of Nairobi, which has been the athletes’ home since they relocated from Kakuma.The IOC gave Kenyan marathon legend Tegla Loroupe the task of identifying talented athletes and training them for the Olympics.Others who made the cut from the Kenyan camps are Pur Biel Yiech (800 m), James Nyak (400 m/800 m), Rose Nathike (800 m) and Paul Amoton (1,500 m) all from South Sudan. Five more were selected from refugee camps across Europe.advertisement’NO SHAME TO BE CALLED REFUGEE'”There is no shame to be called refugee,” Lohalith said.”I can pass a message to the world that, refugees can also do what other people can do. They should not be looked down upon.”Her parents, two sisters and brother are still in South Sudan and do not know about her involvement in the Games as she has had no communication with them.”My dream is to train hard and, maybe, win a race. But I cannot compare myself to other champions who have trained for many years,” she said. “However, being named in the team means a lot. It is amazing because I didn’t expect to go that far. Right now I am very happy because I will represent the ORT.”Manager Jackson Pkemoi could not hide his happiness that they were heading to the worlds most prestigious sports competition.”Five people who are not elite athletes and only trained for eight months. It is amazing and it’s an opportunity which we are not taking for granted,” he said.REFUGEES TO TRAIN WITH TOP KENYAN ATHLETESThe team will go to the Kenya Olympic trials which will be held from June 30 to July 2, where they can compete against top Kenyan athletes.”Our 800 m runners, Pur Biel Yiech and James Nyak, will stand with (Olympic champion David) Rudisha in the line so that they get the feeling of what awaits them in Rio,” Pkemoi said.Most of them lost their relatives in the war and came to Kenya when they were young, he said.”You will know that these are people who suffered and we thank God that they now have opportunity to go and show the world what they are capable of doing,” Pkemoi said.Paulo Amoton Lokoro, who will run the 1,500m, said people in Kakuma were very proud of the team.James Nyak sent a message to warring factions. “Fighting is not the right way for people to solve issues. The more people fight, the more young people who have talent run away from home. So those countries who have conflict have to sit down and see where the problem is because this affects so many countries,” he said.
The FIFA rankings state Switzerland are the sixth best soccer team in the world but Roger Federer said his “lethargic” countrymen got what they deserved at the World Cup after they were beaten 1-0 by Sweden in the Round of 16.Vladimir Petkovic’s men had been expected to emerge triumphant from Tuesday’s showdown with 24th-ranked Sweden in Russia, but a lack of cohesiveness on the pitch left Federer and his eight million fellow Swiss dejected after the final whistle.”I was disappointed yesterday. I expected more from the team,” Federer, who has given Switzerland plenty to cheer about as he collected 20 Grand Slam titles over the past 15 years, told reporters at Wimbledon on Wednesday.World Cup 2018: Sweden reach World Cup quarter-finals after 24 years”That’s the thing with knockout. You have to bring it like it was the finals every match, it’s 11 guys at the same time. It can’t just be three guys, eight guys. It needs to be everybody at the same time doing the same thing.”I felt it’s an opportunity missed. We didn’t create enough chances. We deserved what we got.”Beaten only once since Euro 2016, Switzerland appeared to have enough talent to end Sweden’s surprise run in the tournament and reach the quarter-finals for the first time since 1954 but instead gave a soulless display in St Petersburg.HIGHLIGHTSAs Switzerland’s most famous sporting export, did Federer wish he could have given them a pep talk?”Now the pep talk is too late anyway,” said the 36-year-old, who is five wins away from claiming a record ninth Wimbledon title.advertisement”It’s important that they understand you’ve got to bring the energy every single day. It’s throughout the year. It’s not just in the World Cup, last 16 or quarters. That’s why you need to bring it every single day.2018 FIFA WORLD CUP: FULL COVERAGE”When you step out on the pitch, or on the court in tennis, in practice, in the match, you have to always try to be able to perform as high as possible. Then it’s actually not a big deal to bring it also in a match like yesterday.” Switzerland gave a soulless display against Sweden in St Petersburg (Reuters Photo)Federer’s disciplined training regime has helped him to prolong his career well into his 30s and as he approaches his 37th birthday, he remains the man to beat at Wimbledon.It is a doctrine he feels the country’s soccer team should follow.”What I know from knockout play throughout the course of my career is (that) you can’t afford to come in lethargic,” Federer said.”You just think it’s going to happen by itself, just because you play one good match the day before. You’re only as good as your next performance really.”(With Reuters inputs)
Team India will be opening their World Cup 2019 campaign against South Africa on June 5 in Manchester with the hopes of bettering their record against the Proteas, who have already lost their first two games in this edition against England and Bangladesh.South Africa are miles ahead of India in head-to-head World Cup encounters with three wins and one loss out of four games played between these two teams in the past.India’s only victory against South Africa came in the last World Cup 2015 when MS Dhoni’s team defeated AB de Villiers’s side by a massive margin of 130 runs in the league stage of the tournament in Melbourne. South Africa won in 1992, 1999 and 2011.But Team India should not be bothered about the head-to-head record as they have been the team to beat in 50-over ICC tournaments in this decade.Out of the 27 matches that India have played in the last two World Cups (2011 & 2015) and the Champions Trophy (2013 & 2017) combined, they have won 22 matches and lost just four games. South Africa on the other hand, have lost 9 out of the 22 matches they have played in this time period.Since the 2011 World Cup, India and South Africa have played against each other on 5 occasions (2012 World T20, 2013 Champions Trophy, 2014 World T20, 2015 World Cup, 2017 Champions Trophy) in ICC tournaments with India emerging victorious in all the games.What has also worked in India’s favor in this decade is the emergence of Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan in the batting department.advertisementIndia’s top-three batsmen have enviable records in ICC tournaments with Dhawan being the leading run-scorer for the team since the 2011 World Cup with 1113 runs in 18 innings at an average of 65.47, including 5 hundred.Rohit Sharma is next on the list with 811 runs in 18 innings at 50.68 followed by Virat Kohli with 739 runs at 67.18.The last four years have been particularly fruitful for Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma. Since the last World Cup in 2015, no other batsman has scored more runs in one-day international cricket than Kohli.The Indian captain has amassed 4306 runs in 69 innings at an average of 78.29 with 19 hundred since the 2015 World Cup. Rohit is a close second with 3790 runs in 71 innings at 61.12 with 15 centuries to his name. Dhawan is 9th on this list with 2848 runs in 67 innings at 45.20 with 8 hundred.Dale Steyn getting ruled out of the World Cup 2019 without having played a game due to a shoulder injury has made matters worse for South Africa. The Proteas will also be missing the services of Lungi Ngidi in the match against India as he is still recovering from a hamstring problem.There’s a lot of injuries. Zero from two. Naturally, guys will have a little bit of confidence that’s been chucked away and that is normal, that is part of being human. But it’s just making sure that we keep strong, keep fighting and stay true to ourselves as a team and culture, South Africa captain Faf du Plessis told reporters on Tuesday.India captain Virat Kohli on the other hand sounded really confident of his team’s chances and said that the side which handles the pressure better will emerge victorious.”The first week has been gradual progress. A couple of lopsided games, a couple of one-sided games. There is a lot to learn about composure. The teams that are more composed have better chances of winning games, have better chances of handling pressure.”We need to bring our experience into play to make better decisions tomorrow (Wednesday). The team that can handle pressure better will win the tournament,” Virat Kohli said on the eve of the big clash.Also Read | World Cup 2019: Funny reactions after Sania Mirza congratulates Pakistan’s thrilling winAlso Read | World Cup 2019: Jofra Archer and Jason Roy fined for misconductAlso See