Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta passionately defends Manchester City after Champions League ban is overturned

first_img Comment Arteta was Guardiola’s assistant when they won back-to-back league titles (Picture: Getty)‘But they lost off the pitch, they have to go on the pitch and try beat us on the pitch. Like a sportsman. If we did something wrong we accept our ban, any departments – Fifa, Uefa, Premier League – we are here. But we can defend ourselves.‘After yesterday it was a great day for football, not a bad day, as it was shown we were playing the same way as other clubs. We can play in the Champions League next season as what we’ve done is right and proper. Go on the pitch now and play against us.’MORE: Pep Guardiola demands apology after Man City’s Champions League ban is liftedMORE: Jurgen Klopp speaks out on Manchester City getting Champions League ban overturnedFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta passionately defends Manchester City after Champions League ban is overturned Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 14 Jul 2020 3:05 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link278Sharescenter_img Guardiola was clearly delighted that City’s European ban was lifted (Picture: Instagram)Arteta, though, believes old club City – where he used to be assistant to Guardiola – have acted fairly and appropriately and any questions surrounding their conduct should be forgotten.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTAsked for his thoughts on City’s ban getting overturned, and the ramifications for FFP, Arteta said: ‘There is no question about what happened.‘They completely deserved to be in the Champions League because what they have done on the pitch is unquestionable.‘The regulators have looked at it and have decided that they haven’t done anything wrong so you have the two aspects that are really clear and transparent.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‘They are going to be in the Champions League because they deserve it for what they have done on the pitch and what they have done outside of the pitch.’When City boss Guardiola was asked if the other clubs would now move on and stop questioning City, he replied: ‘It would be nice but I don’t think so. How many times people came to this club whispering on us.‘I’d like it to finish, I’d like to say people look in our eyes and if you have to say it, do it face to face. Then play on the pitch as rivals and if you beat us don’t hesitate, we’ll shake hands and congratulate them. Advertisement The Spaniard says his old club ‘deserve’ to be playing European football (Picture: Getty)Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has not joined the chorus of Premier League managers who have questioned Manchester City’s Champions League ban being overturned, instead defending his old club.Pep Guardiola’s side were cleared of committing ‘serious breaches’ of Financial Fair Play regulations by the Court of Arbitration for Sport on Monday, with their two-year ban from European football lifted immediately.Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp reacted to the news by saying he ‘didn’t think it was a good day for football’ while Spurs boss Jose Mourinho branded the ruling ‘a disgrace’.last_img read more

Matthieu Dam in Layou no longer poses a threat says Don Corriette

first_img Share Share LocalNews Matthieu Dam in Layou no longer poses a threat says Don Corriette by: – July 30, 2011 Sharing is caring! Clark Hall Estate Bridge in Layou completely cut off by overflow of Matthieu Dam.Don Corriette, the Acting Disaster Management Coordinator has reported to the media that the Matthieu Dam in the Layou Valley, no longer poses a threat to the public.The Matthieu Dam or Miracle Lake as it was referred to after a major landslide and subsequent flash flooding in 1997, broke in the early hours of Thursday morning overflowing the Layou River and village.This overflow affected livestock, damaged crops, properties and completely cut off a bridge in the Layou Valley area.Mr. Corriette says Disaster Management personnel met on Friday to discuss latest developments in the Layou Valley, which indicates that the dam is completely drained.“We got a detailed presentation from the SSU that give us some details on the physical characteristics of what was obtained from Matthieu and Layou River, and we can report that the dam is completely drained, there is not a likely threat of flash flooding. However there is still very heavy siltation and sediments in the river that can pose some problems downstream especially if we get heavy rain. So people need to be cautious when approaching the banks of the Layou River.”As part of their follow up analysis and review of the situation, several stakeholders will be on site to assess and quantify the damage Mr. Corriette informed.“We will have persons on the ground from the Ministry of Health Environmental Health Unit, Red Cross, Housing, Public Works, the various stakeholders doing a more detailed assessment of the damage and to try to quantify it for the Ministry of Finance so that we can put a comprehensive position forward to Cabinet and most likely to our friendly Governments and our donor countries for whatever assistance we may be able to attract.”Meantime Acting Coordinator advises everyone not to use the river water as it may be contaminated and cause a health threat“We just want to advise persons that the situation on the ground remains one that they should exercise caution given the siltation and sedimentation of the river, vis a vis the dangers it pose to persons entering the river. Secondly on the health aspect of it, there might be dead animals, broken sewer systems that may contaminate the water. Please stay away from using the water for any purposes such as drinking, bathing and the like without proper boiling,” he said.Dominica Vibes Newscenter_img Share Tweet 142 Views   no discussionslast_img read more

IMCA Duel In The Desert entries at 260

first_imgLAS VEGAS, Nev. – Pre-entries for the Nov. 7-10 Duel In The Desert at Las Vegas Motor Speedway have already reached 260.One hundred and seventy-two IMCA Modified drivers and 88 Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod drivers are entered in the 21st annual event. That’s 31 more Modified and 25 more SportMod entries than for the same time a year ago.At stake at the biggest event of the season in the Larry Shaw Race Cars Western Region is a top prize of $7,777 as well as a 2019 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot berth for the Modifieds while SportMods vie for $1,777 to win.The Duel will be contested on the half-mile Dirt Track. In addition to Nevada, entries now in hand are from Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Washington and Wyoming, as well as the Canadian provinces of Alberta, British Columbia and Saskatchewan.Modified drivers pre-entered are:Chris Abelson, Sioux City, Iowa; Chase Allen, Midlothian, Texas; Ricky Alvarado, Delta, Colo.; Paris Archie, Sparks; Troy Baal­horn, Glenrock, Wyo.; Chaz Baca, Mesa, Ariz.; Jerry Bailey, Pocatello, Idaho; Tim Balding, Prundedale, Calif.; Christy Barnett, El Paso, Texas; Earl Bax­ter, Sheridan, Wyo.; Jason Beaulieu, Campbell River, B.C.; Eddie Belec, Arvada, Colo.; Tanner Black, Otis, Kan.; Roger Bonneville, Calgary, Alb.; Randy Brown, Chowchilla, Calif.; Scott Brown, Meriden, Kan.; Cody Burke, Salias, Calif.; and Dustin Cady, Albany, Ore.Justin Cady, Albany, Ore.; Tim Cecil, Merced, Calif.; Kellen Chadwick, Oakley, Calif.; Matt Christopherson, Gillette, Wyo.; Daniel Cleveland, Rock Springs, Wyo.; Duane Cleveland, Olivehurst, Calif.; Troy Cordes, Dunkerton, Iowa; Bill Cornwall, Pocatello, Idaho; Ryan Daves, Bakersfield, Calif.; Nick DeCarlo, Martinez, Calif.; Shane DeMey, Denison, Iowa; Zane DeVilbiss, Farmington, N.M.; Shane DeVolder, Pacifica, Calif.; Ethan Dotson, Bakersfield, Calif.; Matthew Drager, Albany, Ore.; Scott Drake, Diamond, Mo.; and Joe Duvall, Claremore, Okla.Tyson Evans, Yuma, Ariz.; Jarod Fast, Chowchilla, Calif.; Grey Ferrando, Stayton, Ore.; Jerry Flippo, Bakersfield, Calif.; Kelsie Foley, Tucson, Ariz.; Troy Foulger, Oakley, Calif.; Jeremy Frenier, Fort Morgan, Colo.; Andy Gage, Whiting, Iowa; Ryan Gaylord, Lakewood, Colo.; Isaiah Geisel, Torquay, Sask.; Matt Gilbertson, Watson, Minn.; Albert Gill, Central Point, Ore.; Jordan Grabouski, Beatrice, Neb.; Heath Grizzle, Drasco, Ark.; Greg Gus­tus, Brighton, Colo.; Chase Han­sen, Myton, Utah; and Brian Harding, Oakville, Wash.Terry Hershberger, Corona, Calif.; Kollin Hibdon, Pahrump; Leland Hibdon, Pahrump; Cody Hillgartner, Harlan, Iowa; Jason Hilli­ard, Cache, Okla.; Jacob Hobscheidt, Plattsmouth, Neb.; Brad Hopkins, Henderson; Rich Horibe, Pahrump; Jason Hughes, Watts, Okla.; Kevin Irwin, Bakers­field, Calif.; Chris Jaggi, Campo, Calif.; Bricen James, Albany, Ore.; Matthew Jenner, Vancouver, Wash.; Paul Jones Jr., Casper, Wyo.; Gene Kay, Yerington; Raymond Keld­sen, Aromas, Calif.; and Austin Kiefer, PahrumpBrenda Kirby, Bullhead City, Ariz.; Buddy Kniss, Antioch, Calif.; Chester Kniss, Antioch, Calif.; Austin Kuehl, Cave Creek, Ariz.; Jeff Larson, Freeport, Ill.; Danny Lauer, Nipomo, Calif.; Enoch Lucero, Glendale, Ariz.; Preston Luckman, Coos Bay, Ore.; Ross McCartney, Lahoma, Okla.; Ryan McDaniel, Olivehurst, Calif.; Mitch Ma­chado, Rohnert Park, Calif.; Zach Madrid, Phoenix, Ariz.; Jim Mathieson, Sioux City, Iowa; Travis Metz, Blackfoot, Idaho; Bill Miller, Yuma, Ariz.; Jonathan Mitchell, Pahrump; and Bobby Montalvo, Livermore, Calif.Bob Moore, Sioux City, Iowa; Troy Morris III, Bakersfield, Calif.; Troy Morris Jr., Bakersfield, Calif.; Josh Most, Red Oak, Iowa; Matt Murphy, Susanville, Calif.; David Murray Jr., Oberlin, Kan.; Joel Myers, Sebastopol, Calif.; Dale Neitzel, Billings, Mont.; Chris Nie­man, Quincy, Calif.; Steven Noland, Terra Bella, Calif.; Justin O’Brien, West Union, Iowa; Lawrence O’Connor, Port Hardy, B.C.; Nick O’Neil, Tucson, Ariz.; Mike O’Patik, Fort Morgan, Colo.; Mitchell O’Patik, Canal Winchester, Ohio; Joey Olschowka Jr., Live Oak, Calif.; and Tim Olschowka, Quincy, Calif.Allen Owen Jr., Pocola, Okla.; Jacob Pace, Kearny, Ariz.; Reed Payne, Idaho Falls, Idaho; Mike Petersilie, Springfield, Mo.; Terry Phillips, Springfield, Mo.; Jason Pike, Pahrump; Freddie Plourde, Santa Rosa, Calif.; Ryan Porter, Atwater, Calif.; Matthew Ratzlaff, Monte Vista, Colo.; Vincent Raucci, Las Vegas; Vinny Raucci, Las Vegas; Chett Reeves, Bak­ersfield, Calif.; Clint Reichenbach, Santa Maria, Calif.; Butch Reid, Carlsbad, N.M.; Jeremy Richey, Medford, Ore.; Doug Ri­vera, Yuma, Ariz.; and Ryan Roath, Peoria, Ariz.Duane Rogers, Imperial, Calif.; Kent Rosevear, Yuma, Ariz.; Joel Rust, Grundy Center, Iowa; Johnny Saathoff, Beatrice, Neb.; Lance Salo, Payson, Ariz.; Cory Sample, Winnemucca; Robert Sanders, Bakersfield, Calif.; Robby Sawyer, Bakersfield, Calif.; Dennis Schoenfeld, Van Bu­ren, Ark.; Donald Schott, Happy Valley, Ore.; Lucas Schott, Chatfield, Minn.; Jerry Schram, Vancouver, Wash.; Justin Schweit­zer, Bakersfield, Calif.; D.J. Shannon, Merced, Calif.; A.J. Sharpensteen, Amarillo, Texas; Blair Shoemaker, Selah, Wash.; and Riley Simmons, Susanville, Calif.Chris Simpson, Oxford, Iowa; Steve Simpson Jr., Kingman, Ariz.; Kevin Smith, Sedro Wooley, Wash.; David Spears, Gardena, Calif.; Roy Spielman, Mills, Wyo.; Anthony Slaney, Martinez, Calif.; Sean Stacy, Kearny, Ariz.; Bubba Stafford, Glendale, Ariz.; Alex Stanford, Chowchilla, Calif.; Ross Statham, Redcliff, Alb.; Caleb Stone, Loving­ton, N.M.; Jeff Streeter, Madera, Calif.; Stephen Streeter, Madera, Calif.; Joshua Stringer, Pahrump; Mickey Stubbings, Helper, Utah; Jeff Taylor, Cave City, Ark.; Peyton Taylor, Batesville, Ark.; and Michael Thing, Campo, Calif.And Jeff Thomas, Petaluma, Ca­lif.; Blake Thornell, Apple Valley, Calif.; Dylan Thornton, Santa Maria, Calif.; Ricky Thornton Jr., Clive, Iowa; Dominic Ursetta, Arvada, Colo.; Justin Villanueva, Atwater, Calif.; Kenny Vollmer, Idaho Falls, Idaho; Danny Wagner, Bay Point, Calif.; Tim Ward, Chan­dler, Ariz.; James Welshonse, Medford, Ore.; Cameron Williams, Mohave Valley, Ariz.; Collen Winebarger, Corbett, Ore.; Kenny Wyman Jr., Avondale, Ariz.; Braxton Yeager, Green River, Wyo.; Justen Yeager, Green River, Wyo.; Derick Young, Hines, Ore.; and Kirby Zielinski, Bluffton, Alb.Northern SportMod drivers pre-entered include:Guy Ahlwart, Antioch, Calif.; Chase Alves, Chandler, Ariz.; Chris Anderson, Williston, N.D.; Terry Bahr, Gilbert, Ariz.; Brady Bjella, Williston, N.D.; Lance Borgman, Beatrice, Neb.; Jorddon Braaten, Central Point, Ore.; Sheyne Bradley, Casa Grande, Ariz.; Keith Brown Jr., Pittsburg, Calif.; Robby Claborn, Santa Maria, Calif.; Joshua Cordova, Yuma, Ariz.; Brent Curran, Antioch, Calif.; Jimmy Davy, Yuma, Ariz.; Michael Dean, Santa Maria, Calif.; Wayne Dotson, Bakersfield, Calif.; Gary Dutton, Bakersfield, Calif.; and Chris Evoniuk, Dickinson, N.D.Mike Ficklin, Paradise, Calif.; Jimmy Ford, Yuba City, Calif.; Les Friend, Galt, Calif.; Austin Frye, Taft, Calif.; Brendon Frye, Taft, Calif.; Shelby Frye, Chandler, Ariz.; Mark Garner, Antioch, Calif.; Jason George, Laveen, Ariz.; Braydon Gladd, Pahrump; Lupe Gomez, Phoenix, Ariz.; Todd Gomez, Antioch, Calif.; Cody Graham, Mesa, Ariz.; Joe Haines, Yuma, Ariz.; Nick Hankins, Bennett, Colo.; Shawn Harker, Nebraska City, Neb.; B.J. Haslam, Shelley, Idaho; Cory Hemphill, Yuma, Ariz.; and Crystal Hemphill, Yuma, Ariz.Rex Higgins, Bloomfield, N.M.; Jeremy Hoff, Copperopolis, Calif.; Garrett Jernagan, Bakersfield, Calif.; Bran­dyn Johnson, Mesa, Ariz.; Kevin Johnson, Bakersfield, Calif.; Michael Johnson, Bakersfield, Calif.; Tate Johnson, Mesa, Ariz.; Clifton King Jr., Pahrump; Dan Kline, Ankeny, Iowa; Luke Krogh, Dickin­son, N.D.; Taylor Kuehl, Cave Creek, Ariz.; Billy Lun­dock, Golden, Colo.; Chris McKellar, Bakersfield, Calif.; Justin McPherson, San Martin, Calif.; Speedy Madrid, Phoe­nix, Ariz.; Austin Manzella, Bakersfield, Calif.; and Matt Mayo, Bakersfield, Calif..Matthew Mayo, Bakersfield, Calif.; Matt Micheli, Chico, Calif.; Jarrod Mounce, Atwater, Calif.; Jason Nation, Bakersfield, Calif.; Bruce Nelson, Merced, Calif.; Craig Nieman, Reno; Cody Olsen, Omaha, Neb.; Cody Parker, Merced, Calif.; Andrew Peckham, Grass Valley, Calif.; David Pitt, Rock Springs, Wyo.; Slade Pitt, Rock Springs, Wyo.; Braxton Possinger, Medford, Ore.; Jason Pugh, Clovis, Calif.; Christina Ratzlaff, Monte Vista, Colo.; Michael Reneau, Airdrie, Alb.; Kyler Reynolds, Surprise, Ariz.; Danny Roe, Turlock, Calif.; and Ty Rogers, Somerton, Ariz.Chase Rudolf, Prole, Iowa; Matt Ruf, Grand Junction, Colo.; Fred Ryland, Brentwood, Calif.; Jake Sa­chau, Denison, Iowa; Matt Sanders, Brookings, Ore.; Ricky Saunders, Colorado Springs, Colo.; Scott Saunders, Colorado Springs, Colo.; Arie Schouten, Blair, Neb.; Michael Shearer, Atwater, Calif.; Billy Sim­kins, Bakersfield, Calif.; Nick Spainhoward, Bakersfield, Calif.; Josh Stoks, Prescott Valley, Ariz.; Cody Thompson, Sioux City, Iowa; Kendra Vollmer, Idaho Falls, Idaho; Don West, Warren, Ore.; Kelly Wilkinson, Caruthers, Calif.; Kyle Wood, Bakersfield, Calif.; and T.J. Wyman, Laveen, Ariz.Runner-up in the Modified feature earns $3,250, with $2,250 for third, $1,750 for fourth, $1,500 for fifth, $1,250 for sixth, $1,150 for seventh, $1,100 for eighth, $1,050 for ninth and $1,000 for 10th. A minimum of $777 will be paid to start the main event and to the winners of Thursday and Friday, Nov. 8 and 9 qualifying features.Second place in the Northern SportMod feature pays $777. Thursday and Friday qualifiers both pay $500 to win.There’s a Hot Wheels theme for this year’s Best Appearing Car contest at the Duel and drivers in both divisions are eligible.Cash awards of $600, $300 and $150 go to the top three drivers entered while contest sponsor School of Racing Graphics awards credits of $250, $125 and $75, respectively, to designers of the top three judged entries.More information about the Best Appearing Car contest is posted on the website.Terry Phillips is the four-time and defending Modified race winner. Chris McKellar won last year’s Northern SportMod headliner.Pit parking starts at 10 a.m. and practice runs from 4-8 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 7. Tech starts at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, at 8 a.m. on Thursday and at noon on Friday and Saturday. Racing starts at 4 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday.Registration forms are posted on the website. Weekend pit passes are $100 and re­served pit parking is available by calling 702 632-8213.last_img read more