David Luiz reveals what shocked him about Gabriel Martinelli after first training session at Arsenal

first_imgGabriel Martinelli has impressed in his debut season at Arsenal (Picture: Getty)Arsenal star David Luiz has revealed he was blown away by Gabriel Martinelli after his first training session with the Gunners.The defender arrived at the Emirates on deadline day last summer when the Gunners snapped him up from Chelsea in an £8million deal.Martinelli signed for the club earlier that summer after Arsenal won the race to sign the Brazilian wonderkid from Ituano.Despite being compatriots, Luiz said he knew little about Martinelli before the pair trained with one another.ADVERTISEMENTHowever, he was left in no doubt about the striker’s quality after seeing him up close. David Luiz was speaking to Ian Wright (Picture: Youtube)‘No, I didn’t know him to be honest no,’ Luiz told Ian Wright.‘I heard some things about a little boy in Ituano because i know Juninho Paulista and he’s from his club.‘After that i say okay. When i saw him I say ‘woah’.‘Not just as the talent as a footballer but his mentality. He wants to improve, he wants to learn. he knows he has the opportunity of his life. ‘He wants to change his status, he wants to be part of the team, part of the lcub. This is very important for players today.’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 CityLuiz’s move to Arsenal was motivated by the fact that he’d worked with Unai Emery before at Paris Saint-Germain.However, the pair didn’t see eye-to-eye at the Emirates and Luiz’s form has improved considerably since Mikel Arteta’s arrival.The Gunners are likely to trigger a one-year extension clause in Luiz’s contract to keep him at the club for a further 12 months.MORE: Manchester United ready to hijack Arsenal’s move for Dayot Upamecano Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 14 Apr 2020 10:15 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link113Shares David Luiz reveals what shocked him about Gabriel Martinelli after first training session at Arsenal Comment Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

Bishop anticipates end of Cathedral Renovation Project by 2018

first_img Share Share Bishop of Roseau his Lordship Gabriel Malzaire.Bishop of the Roman Catholic Church, Gabriel Malzaire anticipates that renovation works on the Roseau Cathedral will be completed by June 2018.Speaking at a press conference aimed at updating the public on ongoing works at the cathedral on Thursday July 14,2016 Bishop Malzaire said the project is moving into stage five which is the covering and construction of the roof. “It is important to note that what was initially intended to be the replacement of the roof turned out to be a much bigger project,” he said. “Midway through the planning process it was advisable to do what we call a seismic test of the foundation. We realized that the foundation was not as wholesome as was needed to support a heavy roof,” the Bishop indicated.He added that the foundation had to be retrofitted, followed by the placement of a steel frame and now the next stage is placing of the roof.“We have been waiting for the material for the roof for practically a year. We are awaiting the material from America and at a certain point we had to re-measure since it is a very complex roof. We had to do precise measurement which was responsible for the delay that we have at the moment.”Bishop Malzaire informed that the material is expected to arrive in Dominica within a months’ time and work will continue. “What the engineers are saying to me is that the placement of the roof will take at least three months. We hope that we can place the roof during this time”.Additionally, the Bishop informed that following the roof placement, the next step will be construction of a new flooring, then the additions of windows and doors, the choir loft and the bell tower.“It is quite a bit of work that needs to be done in the finishing stages and according to my mind I wouldn’t want the project to go beyond mid-2018,” he stated.Bishop Malzaire said it has been a long journey so far and he would have loved to have the Cathedral completed by 2017, however said this would have been a tall order.“Mid-2018 I am hoping that we will have a full fledge Cathedral and I am looking forward to reopen, recommission it and consecrate it and everybody will be able to come,” Bishop Malzaire said.The Roseau Cathedral, which is 159 years old, represents historical, cultural and religious significance for the people of Dominica. 269 Views   no discussions Tweetcenter_img Share FaithLifestyleLocalNews Bishop anticipates end of Cathedral Renovation Project by 2018 by: Dominica Vibes News – July 14, 2016 Sharing is caring!last_img read more

William E. (Bill) Holzer, 88

first_imgHis children announce the passing of William E. (Bill) Holzer, born in the St. Magdalene community near New Marion on January 24, 1930 the son of Clem and Josephine Kieffer Holzer. He passed away June 23rd in Yuma, Arizona after a lengthy and brave battle with cancer.Bill is preceded in death by wives Lois (Kelley) Holzer and Betty (Stickelman) Holzer. He’s survived by his children: Terry Guernsey & Karen Lally, Jerry & Carolyn Guernsey, William Anthony (Tony) & Candy Holzer, Robert & Peggy Holzer, Donna Holzer Durbin & Steve Durbin, David & Donna Holzer and Steve Holzer, as well as Betty’s daughters Patricia Morrow and Johnetta Huesman. His surviving siblings are sister Mary (Holzer) Roll and brother William Anthony (Tony) Holzer. Additionally, he is survived by a total of 15 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.Bill served proudly in the Korean War. He was a civilian gunner for the United States Army at Jefferson Proving Ground in Madison, Indiana, before transferring to Yuma Proving Ground at Yuma, Arizona in December 1972. He worked there until his retirement in 1990. Bill was a member of the Knights of Columbus and the American Legion. He attended both St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church and later, St. John Neumann Parish in the Foothills.According to his wishes, on Saturday, June 30 there will be a viewing at Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles beginning at 9am followed by Rosary services at 10:20am. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday at 11am at St. John’s Catholic Church in Osgood. Bill will be cremated and his remains buried beside his wife, Lois. Friends are welcome to join his family in a graveside service at Saint Magdalene Catholic Cemetery in Madison on Tuesday, July 3rd at 10am. Military graveside rites will be conducted by the Versailles American Legion. In lieu of flowers, his children ask that donations be made in his name to the American Cancer Society or the St. Magdalene Cemetery in care of the funeral home.last_img read more

Obama addresses future of education

first_imgPresident Obama outlined his plan to prepare America for the future in his second State of the Union Address Tuesday night.Obama conceded that the future would present challenges for America, but that Americans should embrace these challenges.“The world has changed. The competition for jobs is real. But this shouldn’t discourage us,” Obama said. “It should challenge us.”The first part of the President’s plan for the future is centered on education.Speak out · Dan Schnur (right), the director of the Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics, speaks at a panel discussion in the Annenberg East Lobby before Obama’s State of the Union Address last night. – Sunil Murali | Daily Trojan Obama called for parents to pay a more integral role in their children’s education.“We need to teach our kids that it’s not just the winner of the Super Bowl who deserves to be celebrated, but the winner of the science fair; that success is not a function of fame or PR, but of hard work and discipline,” Obama said.A key component of Obama’s education plan is the replacement of the No Child Left Behind Act with a policy that focuses more on children at a local level.Obama called Race to the Top, a program that awards schools with the highest quality teachers and student achievement, “the most meaningful education reform of the last century.”The President promised that by the end of this decade, America will once again have the largest proportion of college graduates in the world through increased financial assistance from the government.Obama also announced that the children of illegal immigrants studying at American universities and colleges should not be deported.“[Children of illegal immigrants in college] grew up as Americans and pledge allegiance to our flag, and yet live every day with the threat of deportation,” Obama said. “Let’s stop expelling talented, responsible young people who can staff our research labs, start new businesses and further enrich this nation.”The second part of Obama’s plan to prepare America for the future is tackling the nation’s rising debt.“Every day Americans sacrifice to live within their means,” Obama said. “They deserve a government that does the same.”The President proposed a plan that would freeze all non-security related, domestic spending for the next five years, which would eliminate the deficit by $400 billion in the next 10 years.In addition Obama promised to restructure the federal government as a cost saving measure.“We live and do business in the information age, but the last major reorganization of the government happened in the age of black-and-white TV,” Obama said. “In the coming months, my administration will develop a proposal to merge, consolidate and reorganize the federal government in a way that best serves the goal of a more competitive America.”The President also pushed a new clean-energy agenda, which calls for America to have the most electric cars on the road of any country by 2050 and to have 85 percent of America’s electricity come from clean energy sources by 2035.The Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics held a discussion panel in the Annenberg East Lobby prior to the State of the Union Address to discuss cooperation throughout the federal government.Kate Mather, a panelist at the discussion and former editor-in-chief of the Daily Trojan, talked about how Obama’s move to the center is crucial for his re-election bid.“Because Republicans were so successful in November, Obama was forced to move back to the middle,” Mather said. “He does have to start thinking about re-election, so he has to walk a balancing act, but at the same time he needs to also reach out to Republicans.”Republicans, including Alexandra Russo, president of USC College Republicans, saw Obama’s shift to the center as a political ploy.“A lot of [Obama’s] points were aimed more at moving his character to the center in light of his upcoming re-election,” Russo said. “He spoke about issues that are typically considered conservative such as cutting federal spending and restructuring federal government, in order to appeal to independent voters.”Victoria Hallebo, an officer in USC College Democrats, also observed Obama’s shift to the center, but supported his proposed education and infrastructure policies.“His speech was pretty central,” Hallebo said. “But I agree with his focus on education and infrastructure through technology and innovation.”Madeline Lansky, a sophomore majoring in political science, applauded Obama’s new education policy and efforts to eliminate earmark spending.“I like that he took bold stands and I agree with what [Obama] said about education starting in the home,” Lanksy said. “I also am happy [Obama] took a stance against earmarks, he’s extending an olive branch to Republicans.”Correction: 1/26/11: A previous version of this story identified Kate Mather’s quote as “He does have to start thinking about re-election, so he has to walk a balancing act, but at the same time he needs to also walk out to Republicans.” Mather actually said Obama has to “reach,” not “walk” out to Republicans. This version of the story has been corrected to reflect the change. The Daily Trojan regrets the error.last_img read more