Philippe Senderos explains how Arsene Wenger persuaded him to join Arsenal over Man Utd

first_imgAdvertisement Comment Wenger convinced Senderos of a move to Arsenal (Picture: Getty)After signing for Arsenal in 2003, Senderos suffered multiple injuries, forcing him to miss the entirety of the Gunners’ historic ‘Invincibles’ season.The defender never made more than 20 league appearances in one season for the Gunners, and after loan moves to AC Milan and Everton, ended up leaving the club permanently in 2010.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 errorsSenderos backs Mikel Arteta to take the current Arsenal team forward, suggesting top centre-backs Kalidou Koulibaly of Napoli or Barcelona’s Samuel Umtiti would help get the Gunners back to the top.He added: ‘Arteta knows the environment well and can bring Arsenal back to the top. ‘After Wenger’s farewell it was not easy to start again. ‘With Emery things did not go well, but Mikel can be the right man. I want to see again the Gunners above: a great defender is needed. ‘I know they are interested in [Kalidou] Koulibaly and [Samuel] Umtiti: I would take one of the two to return to the top. The favourite? I say KK.’MORE: Arsenal boosted in Luka Jovic race as AC Milan and Napoli interest coolsMORE: Thomas Partey’s agents apologise over Arsenal and Manchester United transfer hintFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page. Metro Sport ReporterThursday 30 Apr 2020 7:21 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link829Shares Advertisement Philippe Senderos explains how Arsene Wenger persuaded him to join Arsenal over Man Utd Senderos was highly rated at 18 (Picture: Getty)Former Arsenal defender Philippe Senderos has revealed Arsene Wenger launched a charm offensive to persuade him to reject a move to Manchester United and join the Gunners.As an 18-year-old plying his trade at Swiss side Servette, the centre-back had the world at his feet, attracting interest from top Premier League clubs, as well as Bayern Munich and Real Madrid.Senderos recalls meeting with multiple managers who all tried to convince him to join their respective clubs, but Wenger’s philosophical approach won him over, and when he saw the Frenchman’s team play, he was immediately ‘bewitched’.Read the latest updates: Coronavirus news liveAdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTIn an Instagram Q&A with Italian journalist Nicolo Schira, the former Switzerland international said: ‘I was 18 and Real Madrid and Manchester United had also looked for me. ‘I went to Munich twice to speak with Bayern, [Ottmar] Hitzfeld wanted me, but I found a special feeling with Arsene Wenger. ‘He and Gerard Houllier came to Geneva to convince me. Wenger talked to me about football and not about money, he had a plan for me. ‘Then I went to see a game at Highbury, and I was bewitched. That’s why I chose Arsenal.‘At first he [Wenger] was very close to me, giving me a lot of advice. He immediately made me feel like an important player, even though I was 18.’last_img read more

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Funniest Memes of NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell Regarding Ray Rice

first_imgTo say that Roger Goodell’s tenure as NFL Commissioner is in peril is an understatement. He has been ducking and fumbling for the past 48 hours after being pelted with a torrential downpour of criticism from the media, the general populace and even Congress for the dubious handling of the Ray Rice domestic violence debacle.Conflicting reports are flooding the airwaves, literally causing brain overload, about whether or not the NFL saw the video of Rice delivering the left hook felt around the world prior to handing down the featherweight sanctions ( two games) on the ex-Baltimore Ravens running back.Several sources, including the now defunct casino and an anonymous law enforcement source, said the NFL either were given a copy of the nuclear hot videotape of the beating or that they could have easily attained it if they had just asked for it.Now congressmen are joining the media chorus calling for “transparency” and a former FBI director is going to conduct an independent investigation in order to unveil what the NFL knew and when they knew it.Many media members as well as women’s groups are calling for Goodell’s immediate resignation in light of the greatest scandal in the commissioner’s tenure.To top it all off, social media has Goodell in its jaws and are clamping down on the commish with hilarious memes mocking him for the comedy of errors that include changing the light suspension the indefinite suspension/ban from the NFL.Take a look:last_img read more

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CBI Special Director to hold meet on ongoing cases

first_imgKolkata: The Special Director of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), Rakesh Asthana, will hold a meeting with investigating officers of different cases, including those of Saradha chit fund scam and Narada sting operation, in Kolkata on Wednesday. There will also be discussion on the Rose Valley scam and other cases that the central investigating agency is probing. Sources said that this is the first time when such a meeting is going to be held in the city. On Wednesday, Asthana will be holding the meeting in CBI’s office at Nizam Palace. Asthana will discuss all the matters of all the cases with their Investigating Officers (IOs). It may be mentioned that there were several issues in connection with cases, including that of Narada. It may be mentioned that Asthana will reach Kolkata on Tuesday and he will be holding the meeting on Wednesday. On Monday, he was in Bhubaneswar and held a meeting with officers there. The meeting was held in connection with 30 chit fund cases that took place in Odisha. It may be mentioned that authorities of Apple have stated that they will not be providing the details which CBI had sought in connection with Mathew Samuel, former Narada CEO’s iPhone.last_img read more

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Technical problems on our side were to blame for cancellation of CMs

first_imgKolkata: Consul General of the People’s Republic of China in Kolkata Ma Zhanwu said that it was technicalproblems on Chinese side that had resulted in the cancellation of Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s trip to China in June. He added that the Chinese Consulate is working on a new date and expressed his optimism that in the coming months, Banerjee should be visiting China. On being questioned about Mamata Banerjee’s chances of visiting China again, Zhanwu, on the sidelines of a Press conference in the city, said: “It was technical problems on the Chinese part. The honourable Chief Minister’s meeting with our provincial leaders could not be fixed, which resulted in the cancellation of her trip. We are working on the new dates and we are hopeful that in the coming months or the beginning of next year, her visit to China will be a reality.” Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeA senior official of the Consulate said that a delegation had held a meeting with the Chief Minister’s office at Nabanna in this regard last month. It may be mentioned that Banerjee was scheduled to leave for China on June 22 but cancelled her trip barely hours before her flight to Beijing was scheduled to depart. The Chief Minister was supposed to head a delegation to China, following recommendations of the Union minister of External Affairs, Sushma Swaraj, under the Exchange Programme of the government of India with the International Department of the Communist Party of China. According to the state government, the Chief Minister’s cancellation of the tour was prompted by the inability of the Chinese side to confirm political meetings at an appropriate level as informed by the Indian Ambassador in China. The matter was immediately informed to the Union minister of External Affairs as her tour was under the Exchange Programme of the Union government.last_img read more

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Apple joins the Thread Group signaling its Smart Home ambitions with HomeKit

first_imgApple is now a part of the Thread Group’s list of members, alongside its top rivals – Nest (a subsidiary of Google) and Amazon. This indicates some advancements in their HomeKit software framework and inter-device communication between iOS devices. Who is the Thread Group? The Thread Group is a non-profit company who have developed the network protocol Thread, with the aim of being the best way to connect and control IoT products. These are the features that enable them to do so: Mesh networking: It uses mesh network design, connecting hundreds of products securely and reliably, which also means no single point of failure. Secure: It provides security at network and application layers. To ensure only authorized devices join the network, it uses product install codes. They use AES encryption to close security holes that exist in other wireless protocols and smartphone-era authentication scheme. Battery friendly: Based on the power efficient IEEE 802.15.4 MAC/PHY, it ensures extremely low power consumption. Short messaging, streamlined routing protocol, use of low power wireless system-on-chips also makes it battery friendly. Based on IPv6: It is interoperable by design using proven, open standards and IPv6 technology with 6LoWPAN (short for, IPv6 over Low-Power Wireless Personal Area Networks) as the foundation. 6LoWPAN is an IPv6 based low-power wireless personal area network which is comprises of devices that conform to the IEEE 802.15.4-2003 standard Scalable: It can scale upto 250+ devices into a single network supporting multiple hops. What this membership brings to Apple? The company has not revealed their plans yet, but nothing is stopping us from imagining what they possibly could do with Thread. According to a redditor, the following are some potential use of Thread by Apple HomeKit by Apple uses WiFi and Bluetooth as its wireless protocols. WiFi is very power hungry and Bluetooth is short-ranged. With Thread’s mesh network and power-efficient design this problem could be solved. Apple only allows certain products to operate on battery, requiring others to be plugged into power constantly, HomeKit cameras, for instance. Critical to both Apple and extended-use home devices, Thread promises “extremely low power consumption.” Apple could have plans to provide support for the number of IoT smart home devices the HomePod is capable of connecting to with Thread. With the support of Thread, iOS devices could guarantee better inter-device Siri communications, more reliable continuity features, and secure geo-fencing. Apple joining the group could mean that it may become open to more hardware when it comes to its HomeKit and also become reasonable from a cost perspective in the smart home area. Read Next Apple releases iOS 12 beta 2 with screen time and battery usage updates among others macOS Mojave: Apple updates the Mac experience for 2018 Apple stocks soar just shy of $1 Trillion market cap as revenue hits $53.3 Billion in Q3 earnings 2018last_img read more

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Delta posts profit but plans to slow growth to increase prices

first_imgTags: Delta << Previous PostNext Post >> Thursday, October 13, 2016 Posted by The Canadian Press center_img Share NEW YORK — Lower airfares and rising salaries are putting a squeeze on Delta Air Lines.Luckily for the airline, the price of jet fuel remains cheap and the Atlanta-based carrier was able to report Thursday a third-quarter profit of $1.26 billion, down 4 per cent from the same period last year.Summer is typically the strongest period for U.S. airlines and Delta’s earnings could signal an end of an extraordinary run of record profits for the industry. The issue is that this era of cheap fuel isn’t going to last forever.Delta paid $1.50 for each gallon of jet fuel in the quarter, down from $1.89 during the same period last year. Every penny per gallon saved adds up with the airline consuming 1.1 billion gallons of fuel during the quarter. Delta warned in its earnings release that, for the first time in several years, year-over-year fuel prices will be higher in the next quarter.At the same time, the industry is struggling with too many seats in the sky, lower airfares and increased costs for most non-fuel expenses including salaries and payments for new aircraft.More news:  Carnival Cruise Line enhances HUB app for families and youthThe amount of money Delta collected for each mile that each available seat flew plunged 6.8 per cent during the three months that ended Sept. 30.The average airfare for each 1,000 miles passengers flew during the summer was $153.80, down 5.3 per cent from the $162.40 Delta collected during the same period last year.The number of available seats and the miles they flew increased 1.5 per cent while the actual flying by paying customers fell 0.2 per cent. A year ago, 86.8 per cent of Delta’s seats were filled with paying passengers during the peak July, August and September quarter. That fell this year to 85.4 per cent.Delta, the world’s second-largest airline by passenger traffic, said it plans to slow its growth to 1 per cent in the next quarter and into 2017 so it can try to raise airfares. It hopes that its industry-leading on-time performance will convince travellers — especially higher-paying business fliers — to book with Delta and possibly pay more to do so.While Delta is taking in less cash, it’s also paying out more.The number of full-time equivalent employees rose 1.3 per cent to 84,084. Salaries and benefits jumped 8 per cent to $2.5 billion. And that doesn’t factor in a proposed new pilot contract which would drive up Delta’s wage expenses more.More news:  Apply now for AQSC’s agent cruise ratesDelta also continued to replace its aging fleet of jets, leading to a 14-per cent increase in its aircraft payments. Its fleet climbed from 925 jets to 960 in the past year. The new jets also have more seats than those they are replacing, making it even harder for Delta to easily pull down its capacity and increase airfares.Overall, Delta’s revenue for the quarter fell 6 per cent to $10.48 billion from $11.11 billion last year and fell short of Wall Street forecasts. Four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research expected $10.59 billion. The airline said $100 million of that shortfall was a result of an August computer outage that grounded its planes around the globe and led to more than 2,300 flight cancellations. Another $70 million in the gap came because of gains last year from currencies bets on the Japanese Yen. Delta posts profit, but plans to slow growth to increase priceslast_img read more

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