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Arsenal hero Charlie Nicholas wants Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang stripped of penalty duties Advertisement Phil HaighSunday 17 Mar 2019 11:06 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link Aubameyang scored from the spot against Manchester United (Picture: Getty Images)Talking of the penalty kick against United, Nicholas said on Sky Sports: ‘It’s not an awful penalty because it hits the back of the netAdvertisementAdvertisement‘You can hit a sweet penalty and the keeper gets a hand to it and it crawls over the line, you don’t care.‘A perfect penalty is that it goes over the line and it’s a goal. That’s all you care about.‘But, as an Arsenal fan, I don’t want him taking the next one.’ Hugo Lloris saved Aubameyang’s penalty in the north London derby (Picture: Getty Images)Former Crystal Palace and Birmingham striker Clinton Morrison added: ‘I wouldn’t have taken a penalty like that.‘I’m not that confident to go up and take a penalty like that. The run ups nowadays and the way they take the penalties, they put it right down the middle.‘I think you should pick your spot, pick your corner, and pout your laces through it.’More: FootballChelsea 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 CityBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerArsenal are not back in action until Monday 1 April when they take on Newcastle in the Premier League.The 2-0 victory over United last Sunday took them into fourth place in the table, just one point behind Spurs in third.MORE: Ernesto Valverde warns Lionel Messi and Barcelona players about facing Manchester United in Champions LeagueMORE: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer demanded urgency from Manchester United players in team talk during Wolves defeat Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been hit and miss from the spot (Picture: Getty Images)Arsenal legend Charlie Nicholas has called for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to be stripped of penalty duties at the club.The 29-year-old is the Gunners’ top scorer this season with 17 Premier League goals and 22 in all competitions, but he has drawn criticism for his technique and strike-rate from the spot.Rio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starAubameyang missed a penalty in the last minute of the north London derby against Tottenham, costing Arsenal two points against their bitter rivals.He showed his mettle by scoring from the spot against Manchester United the following weekend, but Nicholas is still unconvinced by his abilities after missing two of the six pens he has taken for Arsenal.ADVERTISEMENT Comment Advertisement
“But we believe this is just the opening of the floodgates,” said Ambery. “Having seen enquiries about master trusts double over the last few months we are fully expecting a surge of movement into them when the restrictions are finally lifted. Businesses will be making decisions to help their continued success and survival and it would be a sensible move for employers to consider.“Moving to a master trust can help bring down costs as we head towards economic difficulties from the fallout of the pandemic.”He said the anticipated surge could easily last through o the end of 2021.In March Vodafone and Fujitsu announced they had moved their DC plans to the Willis Towers Watson Lifesight master trust.Looking for IPE’s latest magazine? Read the digital edition here. Hymans Robertson has said it expects a big rush by employers to move their defined contribution (DC) plans to master trusts as the UK begins to ease lockdown and employees return to work after temporary unemployment.The consultancy’s expectation is based on having seen a doubling in the number of enquiries into making the shift to the multi-employer schemes in the past few months.This comes on top of “a good flow” of schemes making the move during lockdown, according to Michael Ambery, partner and head of DC provider relations at Hymans Robertson.He said analysis by the consultancy showed master trust membership had increased by at least a third during the last three months and commitments to shift assets to master trusts had risen by over £4bn (€4.3bn).
First stage under construction, 40 per cent sold. Completion 2021. An artist’s impression of Somerset Indooroopilly.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa7 hours agoParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus9 hours ago Five vertical retirement villages are currently under construction across southeast Queensland and Sunshine Coast couple Terry and Heather Eames are waiting to move in to one of them.The projects in Brisbane, Toowoomba, the Gold and Sunshine coasts are being developed by Aura Holdings, and all are on track for their completion dates despite the COVID-19 crisis which has created a challenging environment for the construction industry.RELATED Woollam Constructions chosen for golf retirement project RETIREMENT PROJECTS UNDER CONSTRUCTION Final stage under construction. Average of one apartment a week selling. Completion September 2020. The Avenue Maroochydore. LOOKING TO MOVE INTO A RETIREMENT VILLAGE? SEE WHAT’S AVAILABLE The Ninth Middle Ridge, Toowoomba Golf Club, 235 Rowbotham St, Middle Ridge A sixth retirement project, The Atrium Lutwyche in Brisbane’s northern suburbs, was completed earlier this year and has 59 chic apartments with city views.“It was a big decision to move, it came out of the blue,” Mr Eames said of the couple’s decision to buy a ground floor apartment in The Avenue Maroochydore. The Pavilion North Kirra, 3 Lang St Stage one under construction with 85 apartments. Completion September 2021. An artist’s impression of the Ninth Middle Ridge, Toowoomba. Somerset Indooroopilly, 293 Meiers Rd The Avenue Maroochydore.“We are reasonably fit in our 70s, but we’ve had parents that we put into homes and had to run around after and we just didn’t feel that the kids should have to go through that.” The Avenue Maroochydore.The couple will move into a two-bedroom apartment at The Avenue Maroochydore when the final stage four-storey building is completed at the end of the year. The Avenue Maroochydore.“There’s doctors and shopping and restaurants. I don’t like shopping, my wife loves it, so guess what? I’m not going. I was a requirement but now she can walk.“There’s a pub close by but I better not go there too often, and plenty of other things to do, a pool table and reading rooms, you can book a dining room for a party, and when we went over there to inspect the unit, a couple of ladies came out from Stage One to welcome us and we’ve made arrangements to catch up when we move in.” Heather and Terry Eames are waiting patiently for construction to finish on their new retirement village apartment at Maroochydore. Photo: Lachie Millard The Avenue Maroochydore, 32 Baden Powell St Stage three under construction. One of the 10 apartments remain for sale. Completion early 2021. Kingsford Terrace Corinda. Kingsford Terrace Corinda, 260 Cliveden Ave MORE PROPERTY STORIES The developments are part of $200 million worth of construction projects for the four-year-old development company, Aura Holdings, with co-director Tim Russell saying interest had remained high through the pandemic lockdowns. Aura Holdings directors Tim Russell and Mark Taylor. Photo: Mark Cranitch.“Our residents have expressed their great satisfaction and appreciation of the support they received during the health crisis while many were able to live comfortably with their immediate needs met in their own apartments supported by their village managers, other staff and fellow residents,” Mr Russell said.“At our villages, all the maintenance will be taken care of so residents can just enjoy their independent, relaxed lifestyle with support on hand if needed.’’ First stage under construction, 75 per cent sold. Completion 2021. An artist’s impression of The Pavilion North Kirra. Construction of 59 apartments completed this year. Residents are moving in. The Atrium Lutwyche. The Atrium Lutwyche, 15 High St
The Batesville Middle School 7th Grade Team lost their season opener to South Ripley on Monday night 50 to 33.The Bulldogs showed great effort throughout the entire game, but in the end it was not enough to overcome a tough Raider team. Batesville had a 5 to 4 lead at the end of the first quarter but South Ripley took control after that, taking a 25 to 18 lead into halftime and extending the deficit in the second half. The Bulldogs also had a tough time hanging on to the ball as they committed 20 total turnovers for the game.Batesville was led in scoring by Calvin Sherwood and RJ Powell who each netted 8 points, followed by Mason Barker hitting two 3 pointers to end up with 6 points. Bristol Davies and Matthew Meyer had 4 points each and Ethan Brewer and Austin Cornn rounded out the scoring for the Bulldogs with 2 points and 1 point respectively. Bristol Davies also had a team high in rebounds with 7.The Bulldogs will be back in action on Tuesday night against the Jac-Cen-Del Eagles at Jac-Cen-Del.Score By Quarter. South Ripley-1st-4, 2nd-21, 3rd-13, 4th-12. Total 50Batesville-1st-5, 2nd-13, 3rd-5, 4th-10. Total 33RJ Powell- 2FG-4, 3FG-0, FT-0 for 0, 8 points; Calvin Sherwood- 2FG-3 3FG-0 FT-2 for 2, 8 points; Mason Barker- 2FG-0, 3FG-2, FT-0 for 0, 6 points; Bristol Davies- 2FG-2, 3FG-0, FT-0 for 0, 4 points; Austin Cornn- 2FG-0, 3FG-0, FT-1 for 2, 1 point; Trey Peters- 2FG-0, 3FG-0, FT-0 for 0, 0 points; Pros Moorman- 2FG-0, 3FG-0, FT-0 for 0, 0 points; Ethan Brewer- 2FG-1, 3FG-0, FT-0 for 0, 0 points; Nathan Villani- 2FG-0, 3FG-0, FT-0 for 0, 0 points; Alex Siefert- 2FG-0, 3FG-0, FT- 0 for 0, 0 points; Matthew Meyer- 2FG-1, 3FG-0, FT- 2 for 2, 4 points; Damon Grieshop- 2FG-0, 3FG-0, FT-0 for 0, 0 points; and Jaden Peetz- 2FG-0, 3 FG-0, FT-0 for 2, 0 points.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Luke Williams.Batesville 8th Grade 8th grade boys won their season opener vs South Ripley by a nailbiting score of 41 to 39, with SR having a 3pt shot attempt at the buzzer.Batesville held a solid lead throughout the game, but SR’s run in the final 4:00 gave them a chance to pull off the victory. Batesville held on to start their season 1-0.Score by Quarters. 1st: Bville 10, SR 5; 2nd: Bville 21, SR 14; 3rd: Bville 33, SR 18; Final: Bville 41, SR 39.Batesville Individual stats: Colt Meyer led all scorers with 17 points, shooting 4/5 from inside the arc and 3/5 from 3 pt range. Colt added 2 assists, 3 steals and 4 deflections to the win. Seth Gausman had a nice game running the offense with 8 assists (2 turnovers), 3 steals, 1 rebound and contributed 5 points shooting 1/1 from three point range and 1/3 inside the arc. Dempsy Bohman added 8 pts, 3 rebs and 5 blocks. Clayton Grunkemeyer, 3 pts. Shane Meer 2 pts. Drew Kiefer, 2 pts. Brayden Linkel, 0 pts, 2 rbs, 2 steals, 1 assist, 4 deflections. John Thompson, 3 pts, 4 rbs. Bill Lynam, 0 pts, 2 rbs, 1 steal. Cory Ralston 1 rebound, 1 deflection. Alex Smith, 0 pts, 1 deflection. Jake Cruse, 0 pts,1 rebound, 2 steals.Batesville Team Stats: 2 pt FG 10/23, 3pt FG 5/13, FT 6/12, 12 Assists, 17 Rebounds, 19 Turnovers, 5 Blocks, and 17 Deflections.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Chris Bradford.
Greensburg, In. — The Decatur County REMC is joining several other cooperatives to send 60 line workers into the hurricane Irma region. The crews and equipment will leave Tuesday to deploy in the state of Georgia.The crews will work two week shifts until power is restored.“We take care of needs at home first, but our crews are eager to help those in need,” said Brett Abplanalp, CEO of Decatur County REMC. “They take tremendous pride in representing Decatur County REMC and the state of Indiana, and the co-op family. They represent us well with how hard, professionally and safely they work.”The Indiana electric cooperative mutual aid program is coordinated by Indiana Electric Cooperative’s training and safety department.The Decatur County REMC has more than 6,300 members in Decatur, Ripley, Jennings, Bartholomew, Franklin and Rush Counties with more than 1,000 miles of lines.
Swansea midfielder Jonjo Shelvey will face no action from the Football Association after appearing to motion to headbutt Newcastle defender Mathieu Debuchy. The incident occurred shortly before Shelvey scored the home side’s third goal in their 3-0 win over the Magpies at the Liberty Stadium. The former Liverpool player exchanged words with Debuchy and, as they took part in a heated stand-off, Shelvey appeared to motion his head towards the Frenchman’s, although he did not appear to make contact. As such, Press Association Sport understands the incident does not constitute violent conduct and with referee Howard Webb on the scene as the incident unfolded, Shelvey will not face retrospective action. Speaking following Wednesday’s game, when asked if he had headbutted Debuchy, Shelvey told BT Sport: “That’s what you think. Nowadays you can’t do anything. ”I was trying to move to get out of the way. That’s life at the end of the day.” Last month the 21-year-old was “reminded of his responsibilities” by the FA for a gesture he made towards Cardiff fans following Swansea’s south Wales derby defeat. But Newcastle manager Alan Pardew felt Shelvey should have been dismissed by referee Webb. He said: ”Looking at video highlights I think that was disappointing from Jonjo as I think he is a terrific lad and that’s unlike him, but again maybe you could argue he should not be on the pitch.” However, Swans boss Michael Laudrup unsurprisingly had a different take on the incident. ”Football is about temperament. The most important thing is to keep on the right side of the line, to not go over it and he didn’t do that,” he said. Press Association ”It’s important everybody sticks to the right side of the line.” The incident with Debuchy marred an otherwise excellent display from the England Under-21 international who, after a patchy start to life in south Wales, has turned in a string of strong performances of late in a deep-lying role. If he can continue his form, Shelvey may well give England boss Roy Hodgson plenty to ponder, and Laudrup added: “He is good in possession and good at making runs from midfield. “I think he can also be the more dynamic midfielder but in these two games against Manchester City and Newcastle we have seen it suits him well.”
“If you’re in form there’s nothing stopping you picking the ball up 25 yards out and having a shot, whereas a striker low on confidence might play it out wide and be slightly more conservative. “If you get the goal to kick-start the run, your self-belief keeps growing and you know you’ll keep getting chances to score.” Austin is only five away from reaching the 20-goal mark in the league this season but the striker insists he has not set any targets. “I’ve never got into the habit of setting myself personal targets,” Austin added. “If you set yourself a target you can give yourself something to achieve, but if you don’t hit those aims you see yourself as a failure. “For me that isn’t a motivation. It was my first season in the Premier League this year and I wanted to go in all guns blazing and just see what I could do.” Press Association Kane’s two goals fired Spurs to a 2-1 win over Rangers on Saturday and took his personal tally to 26 goals in all competitions this season. Austin and Kane are both jostling for a spot in Roy Hodgson’s England squad, which is announced later this month, but the QPR striker had only praise for his compatriot. QPR’s Charlie Austin has hailed the “exceptional form” of Tottenham forward Harry Kane, insisting the 21-year-old is a shining example of what confidence can do for a striker. “Harry Kane has been in exceptional form this season,” Austin told paddypower.com. “He was the difference between us and Tottenham on Saturday – and he is a great example of this self-belief. “That brace makes it eight goals in six league games and when you’re on that run you just want the games to keep coming. “He’s confident going into games, and he’s confident when he’s front of goal that he’s going to score. “That’s the kind of confidence that a striker really wants and it will inevitably benefit the team.” Austin has enjoyed an excellent campaign himself, scoring 15 goals in his debut season in the top flight. A dip in form saw Austin score just once in seven matches at the start of the year but two goals in his last three games suggests the 25-year-old his rediscovering his rhythm. “If you’re a confident striker the ball will always fall to you in the right positions,” Austin said.
GREG DIXON/Herald photoFollowing a strong finish in a 71-38 exhibition victory over the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, the Wisconsin women’s basketball team travels to Brookings, S.D., for its regular season opener against South Dakota State tonight.As the Badgers prepare for a difficult test defensively against the Jackrabbits, head coach Lisa Stone is encouraged by her team’s play near the end of its lone exhibition matchup.“We had made a statement with, I believe it was 2:32 left to go in the game, [about] not allowing 40 points, and they locked down,” Stone said following the exhibition game. “We didn’t foul, played really good defense, got some key rebounds and executed offensively.”Another aspect in which the Badgers excelled against the Falcons was maintaining possession of the ball, something UW struggled last season as it averaged 16 turnovers per game.In their exhibition victory, the cardinal and white turned the ball over just 11 times while playing every player in uniform on their bench. Additionally, the Badgers were able to force 31 turnovers, which led to 35 points offensively.South Dakota State (1-0) will provide a much stronger test for Wisconsin as the Jackrabbits received votes in the preseason AP poll and return four starters from last year’s squad.“The Jackrabbits are very fast, they can shoot the three [and] they push the ball down the floor,” Stone said. “We are going to have to defend the 3-point line and transition offense, and [they are] a team that’s going to make us work hard offensively.”Despite having to open the regular season on the road, one advantage Stone believes her team has is the ability to focus solely on one opponent for an entire week. South Dakota State, however, opened its season Friday with a 55-50 road victory over Missouri.“For us, it gives us a bit more time to prepare,” Stone said. “They’re preparing for Missouri while we’re preparing for them, and they’ll have a quick turnaround before they play us.”Last season’s matchup between the two squads resulted in a 66-62 home victory for Wisconsin, but the Badgers will face a much stiffer challenge in Monday’s game.“Obviously, it’s going to be a difficult task, and we definitely have to focus and get prepared for it,” sophomore guard Alyssa Karel said. “I think that with our team this year, it’s a good opportunity for us to kind of showcase what we’ve been working on and to prove that we shouldn’t be taken easily.”Despite knowing that a win in their first regular season game could go a long way toward the success of their season, the Badger players aren’t focused solely on the end result. They know in working toward a win the process is important as well.“I think it would be a big boost for us and a big confidence builder,” freshman guard Jamie Russell said. “But I don’t think we should go out there thinking whether we should win or lose. I think we need to go out there and play within ourselves and within our new defense. I think we’ll come out with a win if we play to our potential.”Following the game against UW-River Falls, Wisconsin is clearly not a team that has one go-to player leading the way offensively this season. In that game, the Badgers had three players scoring in double figures, with Russell’s 15 points leading the way and sophomore Tara Steinbauer and junior Rae Lin D’Alie adding 12 and 11 points, respectively. Additionally, Karel and freshman Ashley Thomas added nine points each.“We have a lot of different kinds of threats,” Karel said. “A lot of people were able to step up and kind of prove something, so we need to continue to play that way because if we have a ton of different weapons that we can utilize, that makes us more difficult to defend.”
As the college football season comes to an end, Gridiron Nation finds itself in a position similar to the beginning of fall, when teams were in their final stages of preparation for four grinding months in hopes of winning conference titles and BCS bowl games.The 2011 season was supposed to be a reprieve from all the negative storylines that filled the summer months with as much heat from NCAA investigations as the sun itself. At the time, 14 teams were under investigation for either recruitment or improper benefit violations, LSU quarterback Jordan Jefferson was in jail and, after being poisoned, Toomer’s Corner – site of Auburn’s historic oak trees – had prayers flying at it like an Alabama defense.Instead, one gigantic headline has forced all the great football of 2011 and all the exciting possibilities of 2012 to take a back seat.The release of the grand jury report regarding Jerry Sandusky and the Penn State child sexual abuse scandal on Nov. 4 turned the world of college football on its head, where it still remains. Joe Paterno is gone, other child sexual abuse cases around the country have risen in the aftermath and the future of Penn State is clouded indefinitely. Unfortunately, when people look back on 2011, the first thing they will remember is Paterno’s fall from grace and the horrifying deeds Sandusky is accused of.The case is far from over. Sandusky’s trial will likely demand headlines for quite some time, but good things did happen during the college football regular season, and there figures to be more to come in 2012.Robert Griffin III and the Baylor Bears will not play in a BCS bowl game, but the spectacle that was RGIII certainly brought a national audience to a long-since-heard-from program. 2011 marked the first time since 1986 the Bears have finished the regular season ranked in the Associated Press or Coaches Poll, and Griffin became the first-ever Baylor player to win the Heisman Trophy and just the third to finish in the final voting. The last Bear to be considered for the Heisman was Don Trull, who finished fourth in the voting in 1963.The addition of Nebraska to the Big Ten conference certainly made running the table to a national championship difficult for any Big Ten team, but it also made for a wildly entertaining finish to the season. Races to attain the top spot in each division became tighter and more exciting as the season went on. Although the Legends and Leaders divisions have questionable titles, the guarantee of an outright Big Ten champion and a championship game itself should have been a welcome sight to Big Ten followers. In 2010, three teams shared the conference title; in 2011, there was an epic battle down to the final minute to determine a single champion. How can it possibly get any better than that?It is debatable whether the initial Nov. 5 matchup of No. 1 LSU and No. 2 Alabama was worthy of the title “Game of the Century,” but who cares? No one who watched that game will soon forget the defensive intensity and absolute skill displayed by defensive players of both teams. Overtime, 15 total points, neither team gaining 300 total yards and four Alabama missed field goals were just a few of the highlights. The only people in the country who will forget the first game will be Alabama fans if the Crimson Tide are able to flip the script on LSU in the BCS Championship Game.We should all be looking forward to the new year filled with parties, resolutions and, oh yeah, some great football. Twelve different bowl games will still have yet to be played when the ball drops in Times Square at midnight on Jan. 1. Seven appetizer bowls are scheduled to get everyone ready to watch the best of the best compete in the five BCS bowls, the most prestigious bowls in college football.And how about the 2012 college football campaign? Head coaching changes have already begun taking place – Rich-Rod to Arizona, former Green Bay Packers head coach Mike Sherman out at Texas A&M and Kevin Sumlin, current head coach of the 12-1 Houston Cougars, in.Once described as an offensive genius in the NFL before failing as head coach at Notre Dame from 2005-09, Charlie Weis will now take over last-place Big 12 finisher Kansas. Urban Meyer is the new czar of Ohio State, Jim Mora has agreed to coach UCLA and Mike Leach should bring an exciting offense to Washington State.Just a few of the most exciting head coaching moves so far, and odds are more will come, but at least one or more of those programs are likely to see a dramatic turnaround from 2011. Ohio State and Washington State seem most likely.It’s not just coaches changing teams that will give a new look to the landscape of college football in 2012, but that teams are changing conferences, too. TCU will replace SEC-bound Missouri in the Big 12 and should be immediately competitive. Boise State will finally have an automatic bid opportunity by moving its football program to the Big East, assuming the BCS is still running things this time next year, though the loss of quarterback Kellen Moore will certainly pitch a new learning curve to the blue-turf Broncos.As wrong, sad and unfortunate as the events at Penn State are, don’t let them overshadow the greatness of 2011 or the excitement to come in 2012. Hopefully, the victims in the Penn State case will be provided as much justice as can be given, but let’s also hope that those who have accomplished great things this season and those with potential for great things next year aren’t forgotten in the process.Brett is a senior majoring in journalism. What was your favorite moment from the 2011 season, or what are you most looking forward to about college football in 2012? Let Brett know at firstname.lastname@example.org or send him a tweet @BAsportswriter.