Rob Holding reveals the message David Luiz sent him before he joined Arsenal

first_imgRob Holding reveals the message David Luiz sent him before he joined Arsenal Advertisement Rob Holding started for Arsenal during their 4-0 win over Standard Liege on Thursday night (Picture: Getty)Rob Holding has revealed that David Luiz sent him a message of support after he ruptured his cruciate ligament while playing for Arsenal against Manchester United in December.The 24-year-old had emerged as a first-team regular under Unai Emery in the first half of last season prior to the setback and has only just returned to action following nine months out.Arsenal’s defence suffered without Holding and Emery looked to strengthen that area of the pitch with the signing of David Luiz from Chelsea in an £8m deal on deadline day.Holding is yet to play alongside Luiz since the Brazilian moved to the Emirates but he was impressed with his teammate after he offered him encouragement while still playing for Chelsea.ADVERTISEMENT Metro Sport ReporterSunday 6 Oct 2019 11:58 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link223Shares David Luiz sent Rob Holding a message of encouragement after he ruptured his cruciate ligament (Picture: Getty)‘David Luiz messaged me out of the blue and I was taken back by it,’ Holding told Arsenal’s website after the win over Standard Liege.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘He just said that it happens and that I’ve got a great career ahead of me. He told me that I just need to focus and I’ll be all good, so I felt if he was doing that for me why I can’t I do that for someone else, because it may give them a little boost.‘I never played in the England Under-21s with Lewis Cook, but because we had the same injury at the same time and we had surgery on the same day, we’ve sort of kept in touch with each other. I remember when Sol Bamba for Cardiff did his injury too, so I also sent him a message.‘When you go through an injury like that and you’re out for nine or 10 months, football and rivalry is put aside and you’re just getting behind each other. But I’m ready whenever the boss needs me now, so we’ll see what happens.‘I’m happy with how I’m playing at the moment and I feel comfortable.’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 CityHolding has enjoyed a solid return to action, helping Arsenal to keep two clean sheets in both of his appearances – a 5-0 win over Nottingham Forest in the Carabao Cup followed by a 4-0 victory over Standard Liege.Arsenal have only kept one clean sheet in the Premier League this season and there have been calls for Holding to be recalled to the side, possibly at Luiz’s expense with the summer signing struggling for form since his move.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Advertisement Commentlast_img read more

William A. Hertel

first_imgWilliam A. Hertel, age 76 of Whispering Pines, North Carolina and formerly of Batesville, died Tuesday, August 2, 2016 in Whispering Pines.  Born October 30, 1939 in Ripley County Indiana, he is the son of Stella (Nee: Meister) and Lester Hertel.  He married Connie Pfeifer September 14, 1962 and she died July 24, 1977.  He married Joy Jordan  December 16, 1996 and she survives.  Bill served in the Air Force Reserves.A manager and executive, Bill retired from Traveler’s Insurance Company after 30 years and in 1995 moved to Whispering Pines to enjoy his passion of playing golf.  A 1974 trip with several friends was all it took for him to fall in love with area and they would return every year until the late 1980’s to play the numerous courses.  Bill also was an avid fan of college sports and loved playing cards.He is survived by his wife Joy; sons Charles (Wendy), Mark (Denise), Eric (Kari); step-son Kevin Driscoll (Marde DeLeon), sisters Pauline Bower and Barbara May; grandchildren Emily, Abigail, Madelyn, Dalton, William and Megan Hertel; step grandchildren Adryiana Haar, Alexa Driscoll, Annaleasia DeLeon and great grandchildren Maribelle and Shelton Driscoll.  In addition to his wife Connie and parents, he is also preceded in death by sisters Margaret Oswald, Helen Franzese and brothers Richard and Charles Hertel.A memorial service will be held Thursday, August 11th at 1 p.m. at St. Louis Church with Rev. David Kobak O.F.M. officiating.  His ashes will be interred at St. Louis Cemetery.  Following services at the cemetery the family will receive friends at a luncheon at the Knights of Columbus.  The family requests memorials to First Health Hospice and Palliative Care, 242 Campground Road, West End, North Carolina, 27376.  Weigel Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.last_img read more

Humphries glad to be at Dixieland

first_imgBy Jim HainesELIZABETH CITY, N.C. (June 27) – Tom Humphries took the win at the first of two Virginia Sprint Series visits to Dixieland Speedway Friday night, holding off Jerald Harris and Glenn Worrell.The IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car tour victory was Humphries second straight and third in seven series events so far this season.Charlie Ware and Chris Ware paced the field as the green waved with Charlie Ware taking off bringing Worrell along. The two were glued together until Worrell got by on lap four and Charlie was left to deal with the closing pack. Worrell was leading when a quick yellow waved at halfway with Humphries and Harris right be­hind. Worrell took off and stayed fast but Humphries was on the attack, chopping high and low lap af­ter lap until he and Harris both got by with six laps to go. Humphries stayed out front with Harris right behind. Worrell, Troy Severin and Anthony Linkenhoker completed the top five. Eastside Speedway will be closed for the upcoming holiday weekend so the next series race will be a pavement show at Shenandoah, Va., Speedway on Saturday July 12. Feature results – 1. Tom Humphries; 2. Jerald Harris; 3. Glenn Worrell; 4. Troy Severin; 5. An­thony Linkenhoker; 6. French Grimes; 7. Tony Harris; 8. Charlie Ware; 9. Carl Simmons; 10. Chris Ware; 11. Eliah Omwake; 12. Kevin Fletcher; 13. Mattie Feldman; 14. Brian Lawson; 15. Chad Worrell.last_img read more

IMCA Modified stars shine at Hancock County specials

first_imgBRITT, Iowa – Three very rich nights of racing give the stars of the IMCA Modified division the opportunity to shine at Hancock County Speedway.The Thursday, Aug. 9 Night of 1,000 Stars at Britt pays a guaranteed $3,500 to win and $300 to start, plus a bonus of $1,000 to the leader at halfway and another $1,000 if the winner has perfect attendance at Britt this season.The Night of 10,000 Stars on Friday, Aug. 10 sports a $7,000 top check, plus $1,000 bonuses to the halfway leader, for perfect attendance and for having won on Thursday as well. A minimum of $400 will be paid to start that main event.And the Saturday, Aug. 11 Bob Shryock Memorial All Stars pays $3,000 to win and a minimum of $500 to start. The evening’s Kody King Motorsports All Star Dash features 16 cars in a 10-lap $500 to win, $100 to start race.Thirty cars start three-wide in 50-lappers on Thursday and Friday. Twenty-four cars take the green in Saturday’s 40-lapper.All three events are draw/redraw, are qualifiers for the 2019 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot and will be broadcast by IMCA.TV.IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, Side Biter Chassis North Central Region and Iowa State points will be awarded each night. Entry fee for each event is $100 if paid by Aug. 3 or $130 after that date.The 24th annual Night of 1,000 Stars is sponsored by Doug Studer Farms and Brakke Implement. Also running will be Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods for $750 to win, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars for $600 to win and IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks for $500 to win. Track officials are pleased to announce that the first 100 Modified or Northern Sport Mod drivers through the gates that evening will receive a complimentary pit pass compliments of MaxYield Cooperative in partnership with Corteva Agriscience.Completing the Friday card are Stock Cars vying for $750 to win and Northern SportMods and Hobby Stocks, both in $500 to win features. Corteva Agriculture sponsors the sixth annual Night of 10,000 Stars.Pit gates open at 4:30 p.m., the grandstand opens at 5:30 p.m. and racing follows 6:30 p.m. hot laps Thursday and Friday.Top prize for the Stock Cars on Saturday is $600. SportMods and Hobbies both race for $500 to win.The Shryock Memorial is sponsored by Lake Mills Motor Sports. Pit gates open at 4 p.m., the grandstand opens at 5 p.m. and racing follows 6 p.m. hot laps.National and state points will be given to Stocks, Hobbies and SportMods, with regional points as well for the Stock Cars and Hobby Stocks.Grandstand admission each night is $15 for adults, $10 for seniors, veterans and students, and free for kids ages 12 and under. Pit passes are $30.More information about all three events is available at the website.last_img read more

Naples Woman Walks Into Airplane Propeller in Florida Keys

first_imgAs a result, she lost her arm and foot. According to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, the pilot left the plane running when he got out to check a mechanical issue, the unidentified female passenger exited the plane and walked around to the front of the plane and was hit by the rotating prop.The woman was flown to Jackson Memorial Trauma Center in Miami. Her condition is unknown. A Naples woman is hospitalized this morning after being hit by an airplane propeller at Key West International Airport Saturday night. A woman had her arm and foot severed by a plane propeller at a Florida airport.She was hit while removing a block from one of the wheels of the single-propeller Cesna.— New York Daily News (@NYDailyNews) October 14, 2019last_img read more

Indian Grandmaster Humpy finishes 12th in blitz competition

first_imgLast Updated: 31st December, 2019 10:25 IST Indian Grandmaster Humpy Finishes 12th In Blitz Competition A hat-trick of losses in the last three rounds ended Humpy’s hopes of a second title at the women’s World Rapid and Blitz Championships as she finished 12th FOLLOW US WATCH US LIVE Press Trust Of India COMMENT LIVE TVcenter_img SUBSCRIBE TO US Written By A hat-trick of losses in the last three rounds ended Koneru Humpy’s hopes of a second title at the women’s World Rapid and Blitz Championships as the Indian Grandmaster finished 12th overall in the two-day blitz competition. Kateryna Lagno of Russia and Norway’s Magnus Carlsen defended their titles in the women’s and men’s blitz competition on Monday. Humpy, who had claimed the World Women’s Rapid Chess Championship title after drawing the Armageddon game against Lei Tingjie of China on Saturday, was placed second with seven points from nine rounds after the opening day of the blitz competition.READ | KSI Tweets About Contestant Getting His Name Wrong In A Game ShowHumpy finishes 12th in blitz competitionHowever, the 32-year-old Indian failed to continue in the same vein and ended the tournament with 10.5 points out of 17 games. Humpy started the second day of the blitz competition by winning the first two games. She then shared the lead with Lagno after round 13 with two draws. After round 13, Humpy and Lagno had 10 points each but the Indian then drew against Russia’s Alisa Galliamova in the 14th round to drop to the second position, half-a-point behind Lagno, who had claimed another crucial win.READ | Jason Garrett Trends On Twitter After Browns Dismiss Freddie KitchensHumpy, who had taken a two-year sabbatical from 2016 to 2018 after she became a mother, then lost the final three games to bow out of contention. Another Indian Harika Dronavalli finished 25th in women’s blitz competition. Lagno, who had scored 8 points out of 9 games to grab the top position after day one, continued her good run to finish with 13 points out of 17 games to retain the title. Ukraine’s Anna Muzychuk (with 12/17) finished second while the 3rd and 4th places went to Tan Zhongyi of China and Valentina Gunina of Russia, both finishing with 12 points each. READ | Diamondbacks Sign Outfielder Kole Calhoun To 2-year ContractREAD | Redskins Fire President Bruce Allen, Eye Ron Rivera To Coach First Published: 31st December, 2019 10:25 ISTlast_img read more

United Way Team Searching for 100 Heroes to Help Hit 2018 Campaign Goal

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisAlpena- 100 donations of $100 equals $10,000. That is the exact amount of money that United Way of Northeast Michigan needs to fulfill their 2018 Campaign.Steve and Alison Jakubcin are Co-Chair Heads of the United Way and were searching for a way to help raise the funds while highlighting the generous donors in the community. Alison helped drum up the idea “100 Heroes” to finish off the 2018 campaign goal of $215,000. So far 52 of 100 donors have given $100.With 2 days left in the campaign, Alison and Steve are confident they can hit their numbers, even if it’s a few days into March. The two are in their first year at the helm for the organization and do not want to be the first to miss the mark.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious Centennial Building Will Get a Face Lift SoonNext Shark Days for Kids Returns to the Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Centerlast_img read more

Sumner County Sheriff report: Nov. 17 – Nov. 24, 2014

first_imgSumner Newscow report — The following is the Sumner County Sheriff weekly jail bookings report for Nov. 17 to Nov. 24, 2014:  Monday 0600  to  Monday 0600  WEEKLY   BOOKINGS 11/17/2014 thru 11/24/2014  Delonia, George52Okmulgee, OKI-35 MP 25 Wellington KSKHPNo proof of insurance, DUI,11/21/14 Potucek, Bradley D.25Belle Plaine, Ks.610 E. Hillside, Wellington, Ks.SUSOServing Sentence11/21/14 Hatfield, Mark S.36Wellington, Ks.2022 E. 16th, Wellington, Ks.W.P.D.D.W.S. and No Insurance11/17/14 NameAgeHome TownArrest locationAgencyChargesArrest date Hale, Derrick D.18Wichita, KS300 Bloce WillsonBPPDPark City Warrant- FTA, DWS 2nd Offense11/20/14 Howlett, Bobbie Jo37Spivey, Ks610 E. Hillside, Wellington, Ks.SUCOServing Sentence 24 Hours11/17/14 Stangl, Christopher C.39Wellington, Ks.215 N A Wellington, KSSUSOServing Sentence, Theft, Criminal Possession of a Wepon, Possession of Opiate, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia11/19/14 Turcotte, Daniel J. Jr.25Mulvane, Ks.127 Cedar Street, Mulvane, Ks.SUCOD.U.I.11/18/14         Deloria, Kevin E.30Wellington, Ks.501 N. Washington, Wellington KansasSUSOServing Setence11/20/14 Hoss, Sabrina A.30South Haven, Ks.500 N. Washington, Wellington, Ks.SUSOProbation Violation11/21/14center_img Ellis, Wislon49Henderson NC1400 E 16th Wellington KSSUCOProbation Violation11/18/14 Barrett, Tommie33Coffeyville, KS777 Kansas Star Dr, Mulvane KSM.P.D.Felony Theft X211/18/14 Dobkins, Damon A.36Wellington, Ks.123 E. 19th Wellington, KSWPDDV Battery11/20/14 Dupree, Johnnie L.30Wichita, KS610 E. Hillside, Wellington, Ks.SUSOServing Sentence11/21/14 Tucker, Alyssa D.43Wellington, Ks.123 E. 19th  Wellington, KSWPDDV Battery11/20/14 Texeria, Joseph A.54Wichita, KS500 N. Washington, Wellington, Ks.SUSOServing Sentence 48 hours11/21/14 Clinkingbeard, Chase D.29Wellington, Ks.502 N. Washington, Wellington KansasSUSOServing Setence11/20/14         Rayl, Thornton L.48Wellington, Ks.500 N. Washington, Wellington, Ks.SUSOProbation Violation11/21/14 Dwyer, Michael29Wellington, Ks.804 S C St Wellington KSWPDforgery, Theft, Burglary, Theft (felony), Criminial damage to property11/18/14 Thummel, Aimee35Arkansas City, KS1712 N A St Wellington KSWPDDisorderly conduct11/18/14 Crawford, David29Wellington, Ks.610 E Hillside Wellington, KSSUSOServing Sentence 48 hours11/22/14last_img read more

Ancelotti sacked by Bayern Munich

first_imgBerlin, Germany | AFP |  Bayern Munich have sacked coach Carlo Ancelotti in the wake of their Champions League defeat at the hands of Paris Saint-Germain, the club announced on Thursday.“FC Bayern Munich have parted company with head coach Carlo Ancelotti as a result of internal discussions following the 3-0 defeat in the Champions League group stage match at Paris Saint-Germain,” Bayern said in a statement on their website.Former player Willy Sagnol, the ex-France international who had been serving as an assistant to Ancelotti, has been named interim coach. The 40-year-old has previously coached Bordeaux in his homeland.But Bayern have also parted company with four Italian members of Ancelotti’s backroom staff, including his son Davide.Pressure had already been building on Ancelotti, 58, with Bayern enduring an inconsistent start to the season before losing 3-0 to PSG in the French capital on Wednesday.After that game the Italian was questioned by German media about his tactics and team selection, following his decision to leave Franck Ribery, Arjen Robben and Mats Hummels on the bench at kick-off.“The performance of our team since the start of the season did not meet the expectations we put to them,” said Bayern chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge.“The game in Paris clearly showed that we had to draw consequences. (Sporting director) Hasan Salihamidzic and I had an open and serious discussion with Carlo today and informed him of our decision.“Carlo is my friend and will remain so, but we had to make a professional decision in the interests of FC Bayern. I now expect the team to have a positive development and top performance, so we can reach our goals for this season.” The defeat in Paris was Bayern’s heaviest since losing 3-0 away to Barcelona in the Champions League semi-final first leg in May 2015.It was also their heaviest loss in a group game in the competition since a 3-0 reverse in Lyon in March 2001.Bayern are currently third in the Bundesliga table after six games, three points behind leaders Borussia Dortmund, before visiting Hertha Berlin on Sunday.They have not been so far off the pace at the top of the Bundesliga so early in a season since 2010/11, when Dortmund went on to win the title and Bayern finished third.Share on: WhatsApp Pages: 1 2last_img read more

Out of touch

first_imgWHEN the California State University board of trustees voted in secret to give university executives a 12 percent pay hike last week (and more raises over the next four years, for a total of 40 percent), they underestimated how badly it would play in the public. It wasn’t just that they were endorsing double-digit raises for a group of bureaucrats who already earned more than a quarter-million a year each – not counting car and housing allowances – less than a year after their last raise. It wasn’t just that the raises equaled many of their employees’ annual salaries of $30,000 to $45,000. It wasn’t just that Chancellor Charles Reed’s pay was raised to $421,500. It was that these hikes in pay were approved at the same time education is taking budget hits. It was that trustees endorsed such a large boost at the same time they are contemplating yet another fee increase for their students. And while CSU faculty members were seeing the paltry raises they fought for last spring show up in their checks. It shows how out of touch the political class in California is when it doesn’t realize that such disparate treatment is bound to cause political problems. The only justification for this lavish pay raise was a study by a private consulting firm that looked at university executive compensation packages and found that CSU’s executives’ pay lagged below counterparts at other institutions. The problem is the consultants didn’t take into account their $60,0000 housing allowance, or their $12,000 car allowance. Nor did they consider that California offers clear quality-of-life advantages over other locales. This is a state proud of maintaining an accessible and nonelitist public-university system. But that system is getting ever less accessible as fees increase annually, and the higher-education ideals of the state are leached away. We can’t think of a worse time for executives to have their salaries boosted so high. There’s no reason to let this kind of out-of-touch policy continue. There are two bills in front of Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger that could make a difference by reforming the secret compensation process for CSU executives. We urge him to sign the bills, and help CSU’s leaders get back in touch with the people they serve.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more