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Unai Emery sends Arsenal squad Manchester United reminder ahead of Newcastle clash

October 18, 2020 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: kkcykwsge.

first_imgAdvertisement Comment Unai Emery sends Arsenal squad Manchester United reminder ahead of Newcastle clash Arsenal moved to within a point of third placed Spurs before the international break (Picture: Getty)Unai Emery has reminded his Arsenal squad they must replicate the intensity they showcased in their recent win over Manchester United if they are to fulfil their objectives between now and the end of the season.The Gunners moved to within a solitary point of third placed Tottenham before the international break after inflicting a first league defeat on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, prior to overturning a 3-1 first leg deficit against Rennes to qualify for the Europa League quarter finals.A clutch of youngsters and senior first team stars not selected by their countries flew to Dubai last week for a warm weather training camp which culminated in a 3-2 friendly win over Al-Nasr on Tuesday.AdvertisementAdvertisementMore: 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 City Metro Sport ReporterThursday 28 Mar 2019 1:42 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link341Sharescenter_img Denis Suarez made his first Arsenal start in the win over Al Nasr (Picture: Getty)‘Each match is our next objective and we think game by game. The next game is at home with our supporters against Newcastle, so it’s up to us to enjoy each match with the possibility of finding the three points.‘Afterwards, the second way of [qualifying for the Champions League] is through the Europa League.‘We can play for one title and then also to take another way to reach the Champions League. We are in a good moment in good confidence, and also in a good moment physically.’More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errors Alexandre Lacazette scored in Tuesday’s win over Al Nasr (Picture: Reuters)Arsenal are back in Premier League action on Monday night against Newcastle, and Emery admits his side cannot afford to take Rafa Benitez’s resurgent outfit lightly.ADVERTISEMENT‘It’s our objective but we know that we have to wait,’ said Emery after the win at the Al-Maktoum stadium when asked about the race for the top four.‘We are working and being competitive each match. Now, in these next eight matches, we need to play with a lot of personality like we did against Manchester United.‘We know it’s going to be difficult because we are surrounded by other big teams but I think we are working very well and we are taking confidence to have chances in the last matches. Advertisementlast_img read more

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In memory of Ryan W. Knickmeyer

September 17, 2020 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: pllavecyf.

first_imgRyan W. Knickmeyer1978-2005Ryan Knickmeyer came to The Badger Herald in the fall of 2003 as a sports writer, and became associate sports editor the next year. Ryan was slated to take over as sports editor last semester before learning that he had cancer. Despite the diagnosis, Ryan always remained upbeat and continued to serve as men’s hockey beat writer for the remainder of last season. Those who had the honor to work with Ryan will always remember his contagious smile and his undying spirit. Ryan W. Knickmeyer, 27, taken from us far too soon …MemoriesThe smile, so easy it seemed one of life’s constants. The cackle, so evil and good-spirited it could make you crazy.Ryan was bold and happy and so brave in his battle — never tragic. He was a friend, and a good one.He was obsessed with HDTV and had an odd habit of bringing up random Xbox games at random moments. And he knew a bit more about the Badgers than he should have.He paid attention out of the side of his mouth and he made you feel stupid when you needed to feel stupid. Undemanding and unrelenting, he made life easier for everyone around him.But, mainly — to me — he was that comfortable smile and that brilliant cackle. Those are the things I will remember. — Jake LeonardRyan was a hard worker, excellent conversationalist and Chicago Cubs enthusiast. I loved our rants about the Cubs’ failures and once-in-a-blue-moon successes. I also loved teasing him about how he could never be a true Cubs fan in that he wasn’t a born-and-bred Chicagoan.Throughout his nearly yearlong struggle with cancer he kept a level of optimism I to this day cannot even imagine bearing. I will always admire him for his courage and attitude throughout his struggle. Ryan’s presence was missed the day he left the Herald office but his occasional visits brought an instant burst of excitement among staffers.My thoughts and prayers remain with his family and friends through this incredibly difficult time. Rest in peace, Ry. We all miss you already. — Cristina DaglasHow could I ever forget your comments from your secret sports corner? Even when I was a timid little associate editor you always had the compassion and humor to joke with me. It made this intimidating job all the more easier! Even when I was completely stressed out and overworked you always had a ‘calm down, it’ll be okay’ attitude — I can’t thank you enough for it. I really believe your humor saved me from a complete breakdown on more than one occasion. And if you didn’t have some jest to throw my way, you always told me what English classes to take and definitely the ones to steer clear of. I don’t know what I would have done if you hadn’t told me which professors were worth never having! You were an incredible asset to this paper and a great person to joke with when deadlines kept creeping closer and midterms always seemed to be around the corner. You’ve been missed greatly here and we will always think of you. Thank you for your support — I’m taking English 482 next semester and hoping it’s a good one. — Meg CostelloYou can’t find a better person than Ryan. He never had a harsh word for anyone and would always listen to anything. He was a great man and my deepest sympathy goes out to his family and wife.When someone passes on, you remember general things about a person — what’s he like, his friends, hangouts, things he likes, how he acted toward you, general things. But you also remember specific things. And I remember this specific time when we were debating the merits of a headline I wrote for an ASM meeting (“SSFC plans to rule universe” I believe — it didn’t get published as such), and we got to talking about driving around our respective towns in high school. And, now, in college, no one does — it’s a thing young people do to feel older, and older people don’t like spending money on gas. And we talked about the nice police officers who were those kids in high school that just rode around. That’s just the thing that I remember about him today. — Matt DolbeyIt is perhaps too easy to conflate hyperbole and reality in describing Ryan Knickmeyer. He was, genuinely, one of the kindest, warmest and most remarkable people I have ever been privileged enough to know. He was also — even through the last time I saw him, long after his illness had been diagnosed — one of the most spirited individuals one might ever encounter. There was nothing phony about his laugh, often as it may have been heard, or anything insincere about the ear he would lend anyone in need of a friend — no matter how petty their problems may be by comparison.I don’t know what I will miss the most about Ryan — nor am I sure when I will be able to fully grasp that such a tremendous soul has passed. But I do know that there is one less vacancy in heaven today and, with it, an eternal void left behind on earth. — Mac VerStandigI can’t count how many nights I’ve spent in the last year wondering how he could do it. Ryan dealt with more than most of us will ever be able to imagine, but never let his pain show. Instead, he used his time to tell all of us story after story — most of which related to Badger athletics. I’ll never forget seeing him flash his trademark grin as he told me about Wisconsin hockey players that I had never previously heard of, or the sound of his voice, giving me heck about something on the page during one of his visits to the office last semester. Ryan just had a way of energizing those around him with his presence. I feel honored to have gotten to know him and to work alongside him.So, to Ryan — I hope we’ll be able to make you proud on the sports page. Save a spot for me up there. Oh, and I’m making the trip across the pond for a Newcastle match sometime — I’ll give the lads some heck for you. — Tom ZiemerRyan,Working with you was an experience I will never forget. What can be a wearing, stressful job just wasn’t when you were around. It didn’t feel like work most of the time, just talking sports with a friend.There was never a negative moment. Whether taking part in endless debates with the opinion corner, tearing it up on the softball field, or foolishly trying to talk to Jake and me about soccer, you were always upbeat. When the conversations became more serious, you were still the same guy. Handshakes grew firmer, greetings lasted a few seconds more, but we were still just friends talking sports.There are more memories than this page will hold, but the most enduring may be the simplest. Cheap burgers at Brats on Monday nights, talking about old music at the end-of-the-semester party, laughing at Bo’s latest press conference gems … It won’t be the same without you. — Michael RobinsonWhen I think back about Ryan, the thing that sticks out more than anything else in my mind was the unending strength and compassion he possessed. There was never any quit in the man that I knew. Not once through the whole ordeal did I hear a complaint, a want for pity or sense of foreboding. No, what I remember was the man, who though weak from the rigors of chemotherapy, would trek out of his way up the three flights of stairs to the office just to sit in a chair next to the sports desk and check up on how the staff and the paper was doing. At a time when nothing should have been more important than his health and well being, Ryan always seemed more concerned with everybody else. And that’s the type of man he was.I know it’s cliché to say words could never describe what he meant to us all, but as I struggle to do his memory justice in the short space I’ve been given, I can’t help but feel as if words cannot truly express the aura he possessed. Though he’s been taken from us well before his time, his memory forever remains in our hearts, and the effect he’s had on myself, as well as anyone who has known him, will never diminish. Rest in peace Ryan. — Adam ParksRyan,I don’t even know what to say, I’m gonna miss you at the hockey games, hanging out with you and talking about anything under the sun. You are such a genuine, good person who instantly makes people feel better when they’re around you. I’m going to miss you. — AJ MacleanI’ve spent the better part of an hour sitting here at my computer, trying to decide just what to write about Ryan. The truth is, there is nothing I can say that can do his memory justice or express what he meant to those who knew him.Ryan left me with many memories: our traditional Monday bacon cheeseburger dinner at State Street Brats, his game-winning single in a Herald-Cardinal softball game and our late-night chats at the Herald office. He could spend hours talking about Badger sports, especially when it pertained to UW hockey. However, the lasting memory I have of Ryan is and always will be simply the good-natured guy with the ear-to-ear grin who put everyone around him in a good mood, no matter how bad things got for him. — Joe ZiemerMy fondest memory of Ryan was the first time he expressed interest in joining The Badger Herald sports staff. Way back in 2003, I was sitting at my desk during my first registration issue as sports editor. I get this rambling voicemail from some guy contemplating dental school who wanted to take a stab at sports writing. I returned his call, told him to come to our next meeting and sign up for stories. Ryan quickly became a fixture at our meetings, gabbing it up with the rest of the staff about anything and everything. No one liked to shoot the breeze more than Ryan. Even toward the end, the guy would fight through the pain to smile and chuckle his way through conversation. I like to think he’s somewhere right now sipping a brew and spinning another epic yarn. — Drew Hansenlast_img read more

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LAPD cracks down on jaywalking near USC

September 17, 2020 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: iuxgjddtb.

first_imgShawn Anderson was crossing Jefferson Boulevard at the corner of Figueroa Street on Oct. 30 when he and his parents were stopped by a Los Angeles Police Department traffic officer. Anderson, a freshman majoring in international relations, recalled feeling confusion and then shock as the officer explained that he had been stopped for violating the city’s jaywalking code and wrote him and his parents each a citation.“I was kind of stunned the whole time because at first I thought he was just going to tell us to be more careful,” Anderson said.Jaywalking hadn’t even crossed Anderson’s mind. He, like many others, was unaware that California Vehicle Code 21456 prohibits pedestrians from stepping off the curb once the crosswalk timer starts counting down. This law, however, is just one of many reasons that LAPD officers have begun enforcing jaywalking laws more strictly in recent months — a process that has affected students around campus and brought traffic policing into the spotlight.A spike in collisionsShawn’s case is not unique. This year, LAPD has stepped up its efforts to enforce the city’s jaywalking laws around the USC area, according to Capt. David Kowalski, head of the LAPD South Traffic Division. According to Kowalski, LAPD noticed an increase in the number of pedestrian-related traffic collisions, many of them fatal, within the vicinity of the University Park Campus at the start of the year; as a whole, the South Traffic Division has seen more than 100 serious pedestrian-related collisions to date this year, compared to 90 at this time last year.“Because USC has such a high volume of people on the street, both students and residents, we’ve had a bigger push to enforce [jaywalking laws] there,” Kowalski said. “Figueroa is one of the most high-volume areas for these types of collisions, so that’s one of the areas that we direct our officers to.”According to Kowalski, these measures have had an impact on pedestrian safety in the area; since beginning their more active enforcement program, officers have noticed collisions involving pedestrians going down.That’s because crosswalk countdowns are designed with pedestrian safety in mind, according to James Moore, a professor of industrial and systems engineering at the Viterbi School of Engineering.“If a student that tends to be athletic and young and highly mobile chooses to race across the street because there are 11 seconds left and he or she expects to make it, that’s a different level of risk than somebody who’s less mobile, who might not be able to clear the crosswalk in time,” he said. “And the traffic engineer doesn’t know who’s going to be making the decision, so they have to design for an average performance plus a safety margin.”Questions of enforcementKowalski emphasized that police officers are directed to prioritize educating people over penalizing them; as a result, they aim to give out written warning citations, which don’t go on a person’s criminal record, as much as possible.“It’s a huge positive impact for us because it makes what’s perceived as a negative contact with police into a positive one, and we’re educating [pedestrians] without hurting their record or the inconvenience of going to court or [receiving] a fine,” Kowalski said.However, pedestrian traffic enforcement doesn’t always play out as planned. Some students, such as Shannon Reiffen, a senior majoring in broadcast and digital journalism, have received traffic tickets with fines as high as $200. Others, such as Joann Lin, a freshman accounting major, walked away with just a verbal warning.This wide discrepancy in jaywalking penalties, according to Kowalski, is due to the fact that enforcement is left up to the individual officer’s discretion — he or she can decide to give out a ticket, a citation or a verbal warning, depending on whether a student is able to provide a “valid reason” for jaywalking or not.“We don’t give [our officers] a number or a quota [of tickets] — what we ask our officers to do is to have as many contacts as possible with the public,” Kowalski said. “Every contact is a little different, and every police officer is a little different, but the thing we stress with our officers is to treat everyone with respect, treat everyone equally, be fair and professional during every contact.”A city-wide problemAccording to Kowalski, LAPD doesn’t set the cost of a traffic ticket. However, having the ability to decide whether or not to give them out for jaywalking becomes a problem for those who do receive tickets. Students aren’t the only ones affected; as penalties for jaywalking become harsher and more strictly enforced, they can become expensive for who don’t have the means to pay them.“They very adversely affect low-income folks who sometimes simply can’t afford the ticket,” Moore said. “While I think that using tickets as a way of promoting safety is sensible and consistent with traffic engineering practice, the costs of tickets in Los Angeles are counterproductive, because if you can’t pay the ticket, it has no deterrent effect.”The South Traffic Division isn’t the only area in Los Angeles where LAPD has been stepping up its efforts to prevent jaywalking. Vision Zero Los Angeles, a joint program of the Mayor’s Office, LAPD and the L.A. Department of Transportation, was implemented this year in an attempt to bring down the number of traffic-related deaths in the city to zero by 2025. According to the project’s website, 44 percent of all traffic-related deaths and severe injuries in the city involve people walking or bicycling, and the majority — 65 percent — of these accidents occur in what the city calls the “High Injury Network,” or areas of intense traffic activity, a designation that includes the University Park area.Moving forwardIn an attempt to combat pedestrian-related collisions, Vision Zero has been targeting its education and enforcement efforts around these High Injury Networks, which comprise only 6 percent of the city’s streets. So far in 2015, LAPD officers have handed out more than 13,000 traffic citations downtown, according to the Los Angeles Times; around the University, there have been over 4,500, Kowalski said.Responses to this enforcement method have been mixed. Though some, such as Anderson, believe existing laws prohibiting pedestrians from starting to cross after the countdown begins should be changed, others see it as a necessary safety enforcement method.“I think it should stay the same; I think it’s a fair law,” said Armando Vildosola, a junior majoring in business administration. “Wait another two minutes and make life easier for the drivers — and probably safer for pedestrians.”And some, such as Moore are caught between the two — believing that the law is necessary but that its enforcement is flawed.“The stakes are very high in those collisions,” Moore said. “The pedestrians tend to lose, so I think it’s sensible to err on the side of conservatism and keep the current policy in place. But the question of how high the fine should be is a separate one, and there I think that there should definitely be a change.”last_img read more

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