Arsenal CEO Ivan Gazidis has told supporters that the club is hunting for top players to boost the squad and defended the decision to hand long-serving manager Arsene Wenger a new contract after a season marred by protests.A vociferous section of fans turned on the manager as results faltered when Arsenal exited the Champions League and their hopes of a change of leadership were dashed when he signed a new two-year deal at the end of the campaign.”We’re looking for top-quality players,” Gazidis said at a fan event on Thursday. “We’ve got three times as many scouts as we had four years ago. I believe that to be a world-class football club you’ve got to be world class off the pitch.”Some fans are disillusioned with the direction the club is heading in under Wenger, a feeling compounded by the perception that he is unwilling to spend big money on players that can take Arsenal to the next level.On the pitch, Arsenal won the FA Cup but finished fifth in the Premier League, failing to qualify for the Champions League for the first time in Wenger’s 21-year tenure.Gazidis denied there was an element of sentimentality behind the decision to give Wenger an extended stay.”It wasn’t a sentimental decision,” he said. “It was a mutual one… I care about the club and those values. I want the club to be successful.”With news trickling out of the Emirates that Alexis Sanchez — Arsenal’s best player over the past few years — wants out before the new campaign, the situation could quickly turn sour if results do not go Wenger’s way from the start of next season.advertisementGazidis implored the supporters to unite behind the team.”There has been disagreement,” he added. “There has been a lack of unity and dissatisfaction. The board knows that.”I beg you, please come together and give our manager and this team support. I want the atmosphere to be united and it has been a struggle because we haven’t had that.”
zoom 2017 was the busiest year in the Port of Oakland’s 90-year history having achieved a new record of 2.42 million 20-foot handled containers, the port said. That broke the previous record of 2.39 million containers set in 2014.The port added it broke two more records in 2017 with 919,523 loaded import containers and 1.85 million combined imports and exports.The record performance was ascribed to import growth, which marked a 4 percent rise in 2017 over 2016 totals.December imports were up 6.4 percent over the same month in 2016.The port attributed the import rally to a strong U.S. economy and increasing consumer demand for retail products.“Our record-setting 2017 has set the stage for the future,” said Port of Oakland Maritime Director John Driscoll. “With new development projects already underway, we expect to increase our capacity and drive greater volume.”The record figures are being reported in the wake of the port’s strategic infrastructural investments which are expected to see larger ships calling at the port to become “the new normal“.Bigger ships of up to 18,000 TEU are expected to drive Oakland’s anticipated cargo increase over the coming years.Namely, the Californian port anticipates a five-year run of record cargo volume beginning in 2018, as revealed in a Strategic Maritime Roadmap released in August 2017.By 2022, the port expects to handle the equivalent of 2.6 million 20-foot containers annually. The number would represent 8 percent more volume than the port has ever processed in a single year.In June 2017, Driscoll said that the port envisions to see over USD 600 million in investment in infrastructural projects aimed at bolstering Oakland’s status as a major trade hub.These have included a terminal upgrade, a new operating system at Everport marine terminal, along with USD 100-million rail yard completed in 2016.In addition, the port has launched work on raising ship-to-shore cranes at its Oakland International Container Terminal’s (OICT), doubling the size of the TraPac marine terminal, constructing a 287,000-square foot Cool Port for refrigerated cargo transport and developing the first 27 acres of a Seaport Logistics Complex.The port said it expects Cool Port to open late summer, while the work on its Seaport Logistics Complex could begin by spring.
Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone, gave his two cents after the news of Lopetegui’s sacking from Real Madrid became public.Following up on Julen Lopetegui getting fired from Real Madrid this Monday, there are many football figures who gave their opinion on the matter but none was as poignant as Diego Simeone’s.The Atletico Madrid manager offered a press conference this Monday ahead of the Colchoneros’ Copa del Rey match against Sant Andreu on Tuesday, the Argentine manager didn’t want to talk about it at first, but the constant questioning eventually made him break protocol and did leave a headline worth mentioning.“All we think right now is about ourselves, whatever happens around us is not very good for us to talk about, that’s the way we understand it,” said Simeone quoted by La Sexta.“What is important right now for us is only to improve, we need to keep the same line we are having right now despite our defeat against Borussia which was very painful.”“The squad played very well during the first half and the second against Real Sociedad, which was the most difficult squad we could face as visitors right now,” he added.Fati and Suarez shine against Valencia at Camp Nou Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 15, 2019 With a mesmerizing first half from Ansu Fati and a brace from Luis Suarez in the second half, Barcelona demolished Valencia at Camp Nou.Valencia…“That is life, it gives your responsibilities and it always demands the best from you, depending on where you are,” said ‘Cholo’ about Lopetegui’s situation.“Sometimes you get more demanded from life or sometimes less, and this is a game that puts together many situations in which the people around us cannot take for granted, that’s obvious.”#Atleti 🔴⚪ | Simeone: “¿Lopetegui? La vida es así” https://t.co/bjbpoe1WyE pic.twitter.com/2mMXDttHZp— Sport TV (@diariosporTV) October 29, 2018
WILMINGTON, MA — Here are highlights from the Wilmington Police Log for Friday, May 11, 2018:A Cypress Street caller reported her house was broken into. (2:32pm)Police issued a summons to Charles A. Hurcombe (38, Stoneham) for Operating A Motor Vehicle With A Suspended Or Revoked License; Speeding; and No Or Expired Inspection Sticker. (6:09pm)A North Street caller reported a vehicle crashed into his mailbox and fence, then left the scene. Police were unable to locate vehicle. (6:17pm)Police sent several juveniles using the Shawsheen skate park on their way. (10:38pm)Police arrested Frank Dearborn (44, North Reading) for Assault & Battery with a Dangerous Weapon; Malicious Destruction of Property Valued at Over $250; and Malicious Destruction of Property Valued Under $250. A caller reported Dearborn was causing a disturbance and threw a beer bottle during an argument. (11:38pm)(DISCLAIMER: This information is public information. An arrest does not constitute a conviction. Any arrested person is innocent until proven guilty.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip?Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedPOLICE LOG for August 4: Lowell Man Arrested On Warrant; Bad Crash In Front Of Rocco’s; Syringe FoundIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for August 7: Road Rage On Highway Ramp; Medication Stolen During Open HouseIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for June 27: Stranger Enters Resident’s House; Man Denies Asking Young Girls To Follow HimIn “Police Log”
Toyota Share your voice 9:55 2020 Toyota Supra review: A solid sports car that’s rife with controversy Audi Toyota Classic Cars Car Culture 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon: Holy hell Comment 1 47 Photos The 4th generation Toyota Supra becomes a performance icon 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better Tags The new Toyota Supra feels suspiciously like a BMW Z4 Now playing: Watch this: More From Roadshow Enlarge ImageThis black beauty set its new owner back a staggering $176,000 at auction. Barrett-Jackson People are Supra crazy right now. Specifically, they’re mad for the Mark IV car that was built in the 1990s and early 2000s and immortalized in The Fast and the Furious. Auction prices for these cars have been going through the roof, commanding prices once demanded almost exclusively by muscle cars or European classics. Now though, Supra prices might be headed even higher if the recent sale of a 1997 Anniversary Edition car by Barrett-Jackson is any indicator.How much did this Supra sell for? Well, hold onto your butt because it sold for $176,000 in a no-reserve auction. Just for some context, that car cost approximately $39,900 when new, which with inflation works out to around $63,664 today.So what was it that makes this particular Supra so unique that it would command a price similar to a base-model Audi R8? Rarity, for one. The Anniversary edition was only made in 1997. Next, this car has a targa roof (like the orange car in The Fast and the Furious), of which there were only 376 made in this car’s particular color. Next and maybe most importantly, it’s got a manual transmission.It’s also got low-ish miles – just under 70,000 on the clock — and is also a two-owner, almost totally stock car. That last bit is especially important since many of these cars were modified to the gills when their values weren’t so high.Barrett-Jackson didn’t respond to Roadshow’s request for comment.
Infosys, India’s second largest IT firm, has appointed Michael Pesch as the new chief executive of its consulting arm Infosys Consulting Holding, which was formerly known as Infosys Lodestone. The appointment is effective from April 1, 2016.Pesch’s appointment comes at a time when the company is stepping up its efforts to increase revenues from new areas such as cloud computing and digital technologies. Pesch will be responsible for Infosys’ consulting practice in Europe, Latin America and the Asia Pacific region and will report to Sanjay Purohit, global head of Infosys consulting business, the company said in a statement.The brand said Pesch will focus on expanding the reach of Infosys consultants and experts in digital transformation and design-led innovation, as well as on increasing Infosys’ expertise in large-scale SAP programs.He will also serve as the regional head of Germany, Austria, Switzerland (DACH) countries, bringing an integrated approach to IT transformation to every client engagement in the region, it added.”Over the last several months, we have reinvigorated our global consulting business, strengthening our team and capabilities. Michael’s appointment as CEO of Infosys Consulting Holding AG adds to our strong leadership in Europe and will bring new vigor in our global consulting business,” said Purohit. The appointments are part of Infosys’ CEO Vishal Sikka’s strategy to put the company back on track to generate industry’s leading growth rates in the coming quarters. Sikka aims to boost its revenues to $20 billion by 2020 from the current $8.7 billion recorded last fiscal year.
A Prothom Alo IllustrationTwo Rohingya men were killed in what the members of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) called gunfight with them at Hoaikhyang Urubunia Katakhal in Teknaf upazila of Cox’s Bazar early Thursday, reports UNB.The deceased identified as Sarker, 22, from Kutupalong Rohingya camp and Nur Alam, 30, from Muchni Rohingya camp in Teknaf, were drug peddlers, claims the law enforcement.A BGB-2 team raided the area after being tipped-off about smuggling of a large amount of yaba, said its deputy commander major Shariful Islam Jamaddar.The border guard members signalled a boat to stop on the Naf river. But those who were on the boat ignored the signal and opened fire, triggering a gunfight, he said.“Alam and Sarker were killed in the gunfight,” the BGB officer said.BGB members recovered the bodies and sent them to the Sadar Hospital for autopsy.Around 50,000 yaba pills, a gun, three cartridges and two sharp weapons were reportedly recovered from the spot.According to the human rights body, Ain o Salish Kendra (ASK), at least 421 people were killed in alleged gunfights, crossfires or shootouts with the law enforcement agencies including police, RAB, BGB in 2018.In the first six months of 2019, the number of such killing was at least 200, the rights body said on its website.