Arsenal star reveals the secret to Nicolas Pepe’s free-kick prowess

first_imgArsenal star reveals the secret to Nicolas Pepe’s free-kick prowess ‘He’s playing well and consistently as well. Obviously the goals hadn’t come before but tonight he’s scored two unbelievable free-kicks. We’re so happy for him tonight.‘He practices free-kicks and penalties a lot, and is always putting them away. I’m not surprised he scored both tonight.‘Nico works very hard in training. He always stays behind after to practice his set-pieces, I think tonight he’s shown what he’s capable of doing and I’m sure they won’t be the two last goals he scores. His ability is unbelievable.’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 ArsenalSmith Rowe burst onto the scene during last season’s Europa League group stage campaign but his progress has been stunted by a series of injuries following his loan move to RB Leipzig in January.‘It’s a great feeling. Obviously I got concussion a couple of weeks ago. I’m just buzzing to be back on the pitch,’ the teenager added.‘Tonight was a big game for me personally. I just want to keep training every day and trying to prove myself when I get given the opportunity.’Will Mesut Ozil ever play again for Arsenal?Yes0%No0%Share your resultsShare your resultsTweet your resultsMORE: Robin van Persie slams Arsenal boss Unai Emery and reveals why he’ll never compare to Arsene WengerMORE: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s priceless reaction to stunning Nicolas Pepe free-kick Metro Sport ReporterFriday 25 Oct 2019 7:10 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 Nicolas Pepe scored two sensational free-kicks in Arsenal’s 3-2 win over Vitoria (Picture: Getty)Arsenal star Emile Smith Rowe admitted it was no surprise at all that Nicolas Pepe performed a sensational rescue act with two late free-kicks in last night’s 3-2 win over Vitoria.Unai Emery, facing mounting criticism from his own fans, was staring at the prospect of a second defeat in four days when he brought on the club’s record signing with 15 minutes remaining.Pepe has endured a difficult start to his Arsenal career following his £72million transfer from Lille in the summer, but kick-started his Gunners career with two sublime goals the second of which came deep into stoppage time.AdvertisementAdvertisementSmith Rowe, one of Arsenal’s more impressive performers on a testing night, was delighted for the Ivory Coast international but claimed he was confident his new teammate was always destined to come good given how hard he works on the training ground.ADVERTISEMENT‘I think Pepe’s improving every day,’ said the young Englishman.NICOLAS PEPE HAS DONE IT AGAIN! 🔥He rips a free-kick into the top corner in added time to snatch all three points!Sensational strike! 🙌— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) October 24, 2019 Advertisement Comment Advertisementlast_img read more

Gold Coast home towers over waterfront block after extension

first_img21 McIlwain Drive, Mermaid Waters.“It almost feels like you don’t have a ceiling above you,” he said.Mr Barry said it had been a “beautiful home to live in” with his wife and children but said it was time to sell. ON THE MARKET Agent: Christine Tucker, Harcourts Coastal Auction: August 4, 11.30am, on-site Inspections: Saturday and Sunday, 12-12.30pm 21 McIlwain Drive, Mermaid Waters.TOWERING over its waterfront block, this Mermaid Waters home is one of grand proportions.Owner James Barry said it was big when he and wife Sandy Dykzeul bought it five and a half years ago but they have since added to its scale.“In the past year, I’ve put another bedroom and bathroom on,” said Mr Barry, who is a builder by trade. 21 McIlwain Drive, Mermaid Waters. 21 McIlwain Drive, Mermaid Waters. 21 McIlwain Drive, Mermaid Waters.He has also fixed up the bathrooms and added all the wood in and around the home, including the outdoor timber entertainment deck.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa16 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days ago“Even though I haven’t built the house, I’ve done a substantial amount of work outside and inside.”He couldn’t be sure how long the renovations had taken.“It’s hard to say when you’re a builder, you sort of fit it in around other jobs,” he said.He said the open kitchen, living and dining area was one of his favourite parts of the home, mainly because of the void in the middle.last_img read more

Are you living next to a brothel?

first_imgStuff 22 April 2015Marlborough residents could be living next door to a brothel without knowing it.An investigation revealed no official means to find out if brothels operated in Marlborough, and where they were.The Marlborough District Council does not have any bylaws dealing with prostitution or brothels.In 2003, brothels in New Zealand became legal under the Prostitution Reform Act.Any operators of a prostitution business with five or more sex workers are required to hold a certificate, which is issued by the Ministry of Justice.But a small owner-operated brothel, with four or fewer sex workers who each control their earnings, is not classed as having an operator, therefore no certificate is needed. read more

City or Chelsea for title – Scholes

first_imgPaul Scholes has written off Manchester United’s Barclays Premier League title chances but believes new manager Louis van Gaal can lead a challenge for the top four. “I find it hard to see them as Premier League title contenders this season,” he said in his column for the Independent. “My instinct is that the title will be between Manchester City and Chelsea, with United, Liverpool and Arsenal in competition for the two remaining Champions League places. “The chief reason I see little prospect of United winning the title is that they have not signed enough players in this window. “United needed to buy a top-level midfielder, of which there were very few available this summer. Just two, in fact. And Cesc Fabregas and Toni Kroos have already made their moves (to Chelsea and Real Madrid respectively).” However, following last season’s disappointing seventh-place finish under David Moyes, Scholes has plenty of faith in Van Gaal – a man he sees as very much in the same mould as Sir Alex Ferguson. The former England midfielder added: “Louis van Gaal has the respect of the players. He got it as soon as he arrived. This is a man who has managed some huge clubs: Ajax, Barcelona, Bayern Munich and he has just taken the Netherlands to third place in a World Cup finals. “He is a man with presence. He looks a bit of a scary man. Good. Sir Alex Ferguson was a scary man too, at times, and it is possible to push players into performances. From what I’ve seen in pre-season, he looks a bit mad. He’s a bit like a mad genius – he looks a bit crazy.” With the start of the new campaign just around the corner, Scholes is confident United have found the right man to guide them back into the Champions League positions. However, he does not think they can sustain a title challenge as they lack quality in midfield, despite the signing of Ander Herrera from Athletic Bilbao. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

BHA aims to enhance integrity and safety with“one team” focus

first_img British horseracing is to see the evolution of its officiating model from 2019, designed to raise the bar on the sports regulation, in addition to how it handles issues of integrity, safety, welfare and the management of risk on the racecourse.Coming as the result of an extensive consultation process, the new raceday regulatory system was born on the belief that strong changes were necessary amongst stakeholders, participants and fans.Amongst the key features of the new model are a “one team” approach, introduction of a new Chief Steward role, voluntary stewards to fulfil the role of Stewards’ Panel Chair and the addition of a multi-skilled BHA Raceday Assistant.Brant Dunshea, Chief Regulatory Officer for the British Horseracing Authority, explained: “Horseracing is a major British sport, with a proud history, a global reach and with aspirations of continuing growth. It has always evolved with the times, keeping pace with wider social, political, economic and technological changes.“Now, as always, we face a number of challenges. Not only are we facing increased competition from other sports for support, publicity, sponsorship and investment, we are also at continuous risk from unscrupulous interests, who seek to exploit and corrupt the sport for financial gain.“The framework of raceday regulation currently in place in Britain has served us well. However, to ensure that Racing is best positioned to mitigate and manage the risks posed by contemporary integrity threats to so many sports, it’s essential that we continue to evolve and improve our regulatory systems.”Adding: “We believe that the new officiating model retains the best elements of the current model, while raising the bar on integrity, welfare and the management of risk and major incidents. “We expect this to bring together all our raceday teams, including our volunteer and professional stewards and other officials, into a more coherent, supportive, consistent, flexible and effective operation.“Threats and challenges are always best addressed by working as a team, and this ‘one team’ concept is central to the development of the new model we will be establishing.” Share Submit UK Racing pushes for drastic levy reforms as deep recession looms August 25, 2020 Related Articles Share Racing DiRSG launches LGBT+ awareness module for PRIDE  June 25, 2020 Unibet backs #GoRacingGreen as lead racing charity  July 28, 2020 StumbleUponlast_img read more

Console Living Room lets you play hundreds of oldschool games in your

first_imgFans of vintage video games rejoice: the geeky crew of has powered up the Console Living Room. It’s a massive online collection of games for systems like the Atari 2600 and ColecoVision that you can play right in your browser!Console Living Room is an extension of’s Historical Software Collection, and so far it includes the Atari 7800, Magnavox Odyssey, and Astrocade in addition to the Atari 2600 and ColecoVision.The games are brought to life by JSMESS, a pure JavaScript version of MESS, the Multi Emulator Super System. More than 500 titles are available for the Atari 2600 alone, including classics like Tempest, Pitfall, and Zaxxon. [Read on: Portable Gaming: A Brief History]And yes, the E.T. game that Atari buried in a New Mexico landfill is playable too. For as long as you can stand it, that is. Move up to the much newer Atari 7800 and you’ll be able to play much more advanced games with better graphics like Ikari Warriors and Double’s official blog post notes that the library will expand rapidly in the very near future, so don’t rage quit if you don’t see your favorite titles just yet. Also… don’t expect to hear any sound.Support for game audio hasn’t been implemented yet, but JSMESS is still considered beta software. It’s constantly being tweaked and improved, and soon you’ll get the full classic living room gaming experience you remember right inside your browser.MESS supports loads of additional systems, like the Intellivision and VirtualBoy. There’s a good chance will expand the Console Living Room’s offerings to include them at some point, too!last_img read more