Facebook and World Peace: Really?

first_imgIf Facebook were a country, it would be the 3rd most populous country on earth behind China and India – but now Facebook thinks it can play Switzerland and lead a push for world peace. I’m not so sure that’s a good idea.Facebook and the Persuasive (no, not pervasive, persuasive) Technology Labat Stanford launched what they call the “dot peace” campaign today. There’s reason to pause before enthusiastically supporting the effort. There are other ways that Facebook could make the world a better place and there are some reasons why the company deserves caution more than trust when it comes to its political agenda.Facebook is a company with a political or cultural agenda, make no mistake about that. Company executives, including founder Mark Zuckerberg, have long said that Facebook seeks to move the world toward increased sharing of personal information in order to increase empathy between people. They believe that’s good for world peace (and Facebook’s valuation, of course). Some people might argue that minding your own damn business is good for world peace, but Facebook has a different strategy. Sometimes that means working to change peoples’ expectations of privacy. All’s fair in love, war and social networking, perhaps, so more power to Facebook for seeking to tilt the balance towards sharing and away from privacy. Users could vote with their feet, or their browsers in this case – but that’s complicated by the fact that Facebook keeps all the social capital users build up locked into its system if they want to leave.That’s big picture background, but here are three reasons why Facebook’s role in a movement to foster world peace deserves to be questioned.Set the Data Free, AlreadyThe new Peace.Facebook page has some really interesting data displayed on it, showing how many people from opposite sides of historical conflicts have become friends on Facebook over the last 24 hours, surveys about the viability of peace and other information.That’s great – but imagine how much more understanding of the contemporary human condition could be derived from making that data and more freely available in anonymous aggregate for the rest of the world to analyze. These are “neat tricks” Facebook is doing with slices of its data – but isn’t the lesson of the age that a network of minds is generally more effective at innovating than any one company can be? This is an ongoing part of the story and one we’ll have a lot more to say about in coming weeks and months – but for now we’ll just say that if Facebook really wants to change the world for good it should open up its unique birds-eye view of our behavior and interactions.In the 1960’s anti-racist activists were able to prove that banks were systematically denying mortgage loans to African Americans. Redlining, as it was called, was exposed through analysis of data. When data is opened to analysis, patterns can be discovered – some of them unjust acts of systematic violence. The world is an unjust place and the social activity of 300 million people on Facebook will inevitably be useful in exposing some of those patterns of injustice.Shallow Political Analysis Tags:#Analysis#politics#social networks#web The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Related Posts marshall kirkpatrick Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification The first example of peace-through-Facebook you’ll find highlighted on the new Peace.Facebook page is a march organized in the nation of Colombia against the leftist insurgent group FARC. As writer Eric Eldon put it a year ago on VentureBeat: “Thing is, right-wing Colombian guerrillas with close ties to the country’s U.S.-backed government have also been implicated in numerous terrorist activities. That topic seems to have been covered in much greater detail by European media than their counterparts here in the U.S… If I were Facebook… I’d think hard about using that example.”The group protested against, the FARC, is one side of the longest-running civil war in the world. They may be a violent, authoritarian, drug-corrupted bunch of thugs but their opponents are a shadowy paramilitary group made up in part of Colombian police who remove their uniforms at night and chainsaw off the heads of civilians in towns suspected of offering FARC support. The US is deeply implicated, in bad ways, and it’s a seriously ugly situation. It’s among the worst in Latin America and there are some pretty gruesome stories about Latin America in the 80’s in particular.Facebook wants to pick sides in that fight? People may argue that it was a march against violence that was organized on Facebook, but that’s one of the most violent countries on earth and Facebook refers to the march as anti-FARC. Since when is organizing street protests against one party in a brutal, decades-old fight a means of helping “people better understand each other?”That looks like a dangerously shallow understanding of how the world works and what the obstacles to peace are.Peter ThielFacebook’s first and most important investor is PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel. Thiel is a big believer in what’s called The Singularity, defined by the Singularity Institute as “the technological creation of smarter-than-human intelligence.” Thiel believes that investing in the Singularity means thinking ahead about how humanity can benefit from our relationships with these smarter-than-human machines instead of being hurt by them. He says that the Singularity will either lead to the biggest economic boom in human history or it will lead to an apocalypse. Literally.Facebook’s machine intelligence is very real; its system is learning quickly about how humans interact and how different people respond to different events, for example. Let’s hope that the very wealthy Thiel, the very young Zuckerberg and the rest of the company’s insular brain-trust can steer that machine towards truly helping humanity and not making an even worse mess of things. Given this dodgy philosophical background, it would be easier to trust Facebook as a humble servant of a global movement for world peace – doing its part by facilitating communication and opening its data to observation by the world at large. Instead we get very selective data interpretation done behind closed doors and presented to hundreds of millions of people as a way to take action.I can’t help but feel uneasy about all this, as much as I enjoy using Facebook. A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Auditlast_img read more

10 months agoSevilla attacker Luis Muriel wants Fiorentina over AC Milan

first_imgSevilla attacker Luis Muriel wants Fiorentina over AC Milanby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveSevilla attacker Luis Muriel is ready to move to Fiorentina.Muriel was expected to join AC Milan in January, thanks to his agent Alessandro Lucci’s good relationship with the Rossonero.However, Muriel would prefer to move to the Viola.Fiorentina have already offered a first proposal of €12m, which has fallen short of Sevilla’s valuation.Milan coach Rino Gattuso, meanwhile, confirmed yesterday: “I don’t know if we’ve got him, but we have talked about him.“We talked about him, as we did about other players.“Muriel can play wide, but you need to make the most of his characteristics and get him to attack the goal. He can play as a support striker too.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

NSWMA Pre-Feasibility Study Completed

first_img The Prime Minister, who was addressing a ceremony for the handover of 11 new garbage trucks to the NSWMA at Jamaica House on Tuesday (October 24), pointed out that privatisation of the agency would allow it to focus on being a regulator rather than an operator. Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, says the pre-feasibility study on the divestment of the commercial activities of the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) is now complete.The study was conducted by the Riverton Disposal Site Enterprise Team, which was commissioned by the Prime Minister in October last year.It explored options for public-private partnerships (PPPs), as well as potential changes in regulations, to achieve an integrated solid-waste-management system (ISWMS) in which every type of waste will be transformed into some form of value-added product.The study also looked at an implementation plan that will guide the Enterprise Team in undertaking the PPP.The Prime Minister, who was addressing a ceremony for the handover of 11 new garbage trucks to the NSWMA at Jamaica House on Tuesday (October 24), pointed out that privatisation of the agency would allow it to focus on being a regulator rather than an operator.He argued that garbage collection “is a service that the Government need not provide”.“I strongly believe that whatever service that the private sector could provide more efficiently, more effectively, Government should step back (or) away from that and allow the private sector to provide it. The role of Government is to regulate; the role of Government is to set standards and police those standards,” he argued.Chairman of the Enterprise Team, Lyttleton Shirley, in providing details about the outcome of the study, said it found that waste could be harvested and converted to energy through mechanisms other than incineration, such as anaerobic digestion or landfill gas-to-energy.It was also recommended that some disposal sites may need to be converted into sanitary landfills or closed, and that alternative transfer stations, which are strategically located, could be employed.“A rationalisation has to be done in tandem with the plans for the PPP, to ensure that waste can be moved to treatment sites from the source more efficiently,” he added.Mr. Shirley said that with the completion of the pre-feasibility study, the Enterprise Team has now begun the consultation process to move to the next phase.This, he said, will involve engaging in deeper and more focused due diligence to prepare a PPP transaction.“The due diligence will involve interviews with the private sector to determine their requirements. Additionally, there will be more consultations with the Government to specify the scope and requirements of a request for proposal, and consultations with communities and industry players to ensure a sustainable buy-in,” he said.The pre-feasibility study was conducted with assistance from the World Bank. Story Highlights Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, says the pre-feasibility study on the divestment of the commercial activities of the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) is now complete. Chairman of the Enterprise Team, Lyttleton Shirley, in providing details about the outcome of the study, said it found that waste could be harvested and converted to energy through mechanisms other than incineration, such as anaerobic digestion or landfill gas-to-energy.last_img read more

Nissen Kaiun Books Two More MR Tankers

first_imgzoomIllustration. Image Courtesy: Pixabay under CC0 Creative Commons license Japanese shipowner Nissen Kaiun has reportedly added two more Medium Range (MR) tankers to its newbuilding tally.The company has placed an order for a MR pair with compatriot Onomichi Dockyard, data from Asiasis shows.The duo, costing Nissen Kaiun around USD 36 million apiece, is expected for delivery in 2020.Based on the market information, the two newbuildings will be chartered out to Chevron.The latest order follows a similar one placed in June when the Japanese shipowner ordered two 49,000 dwt MR2 tankers from Japan Marine United. The two newbuildings are slated for delivery in 2019.Not counting the most recent tanker contract, Nissen Kaiun has 33 newbuilings on order at various Japanese shipbuilders, data from VesselsValue shows.These include 12 Panamax bulkers, four Aframax tankers, two Ultramaxes, five Sub Panamaxes, seven MR2 tankers, one VLCC, one VLGC LPG and one small chemical tanker.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

Ryan Seacrest And Martha Stewart To Be Honored At YMA Fashion Scholarship

first_imgThe YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting education and career placement for the fashion arts and business, today announced its 2019 honorees, Macy’s President Hal Lawton, Ryan Seacrest, and Martha Stewart.The 82nd Annual Scholarship Awards dinner will be held on January 10, 2019 at the New York Hilton Midtown. At the event, more than $1 million in scholarships will be awarded to talented students from leading universities and colleges nationwide.“We are thrilled to honor these exceptional leaders in the entertainment, lifestyle, fashion and retail industries who inspire the next generation of rising talent,” said William Susman, President of YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund. “Their passion and entrepreneurial spirits truly represent our organization’s values, and we’re excited to have them support our mission of nurturing the fashion industry’s future leaders.”This year’s event will celebrate more than 200 students. The fashion and retail industry’s most accomplished veterans will gather to honor these young men and women who will be recognized for their exceptional achievements and future contributions to the fashion industry. The YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund has expanded its member colleges to 65 outstanding schools, enabling it to attract the best students in the fields of design, merchandising, business, technology and liberal arts, including: the Fashion Institute of Technology, Parsons-The New School of Design, New York University, the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, Kent State University, Harvard University, University of Arizona, Rhode Island School of Design, Clarke Atlanta University, University of California Los Angeles, and Savannah College of Art and Design, to name a few.Past honorees of the YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund dinner have included Ralph Lauren, Sean “Diddy” Combs, Jessica Simpson, Tommy Hilfiger, Christian Siriano, Kenneth Cole, Iris Apfel, Dr. Joyce Brown, Tim Gunn, Chip Bergh, Jeff Gennette, Mindy Grossman, Kenneth Wyse, Katia Beauchamp and Stephen Sadove.The YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund has awarded over $11 million in scholarships to 1,200 students over the past five years. Additionally, the Fashion Scholarship Fund has placed more than a thousand scholars into positions with prominent companies throughout the industry.All proceeds from the evening will benefit the Fashion Scholarship Fund, which is committed to fostering fashion talent of the future through scholarships, internships, mentorships and career programs. For more information and to purchase a table, please call the YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund office at 212-278-0008 or visit www.ymafsf.org.Since 1937, the Fashion Scholarship Fund has been working with and for the fashion community by seeking the best and brightest students from around the globe to propel the industry forward. FSF has awarded over $11 million in scholarships over the last five years. Annually, the organization presents scholarships from $5,000 to $35,000 to more than two hundred recipients, leading the industry in support and commitment to education.The YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund’s mission is to advance the fashion industry by encouraging gifted and enterprising young people to pursue careers in design, merchandising, retailing and business, ensuring the industry will continue to attract dedicated, capable and creative individuals. As the most prominent scholarship organization serving the needs of the fashion industry, the YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund seeks to identify and create career opportunities for the next generation of industry leaders worldwide.FSF’s scholarship, intern, and mentoring programs bring young talent to the forefront and after graduation, the organization continues to work with its alumni to further careers of these young professionals who are considered to be the future of fashion.last_img read more

By the numbers Ohio State versus Bowling Green

OSU center Pat Elflein wraps his hand around the football during the first game of the 2016 season against Bowling Green on Sept. 3 in Ohio Stadium. The Buckeyes won 77-10. Credit: Mason Swires | Assistant Photo EditCoach Urban Meyer couldn’t have asked for a better start to the season as 107,193 fans watched his Ohio State Buckeyes put on a historic offensive showing as they beat Bowling Green State University 77-10 in the ‘Shoe.  A dominant showing by the Buckeye defense combined with redshirt junior quarterback J.T. Barrett’s seven touchdown performance helped the buckeyes start the season on a winning note.Despite finishing the game strong, Barrett started off sloppy.  With the Buckeye offense driving towards the end zone, Barrett threw an interception that sophomore Brandon Harris returned 63 yards as Bowling Green took a shocking 7-0 lead.  However, Barrett rebounded putting together an impressive number of total yards on way to a rout over the Falcons.With Barrett in control, the Buckeyes scored three unanswered touchdowns in quick succession.  By halftime, the Buckeyes had already racked up 456 yards of offense and 24 first downs, led by five touchdowns from Barrett.  The Buckeye defense also stepped up to limit the Falcons to only 244 yards on the day and a measly 3-for-16 on third down.Despite getting taken out in the third quarter, Barrett still finished the game with seven total touchdowns, tying his own school record of six touchdown passes, while completing 21 of 31 passes for 349 yards.  Junior H-back Curtis Samuel had an incredible day as he rushed for 84 yards and a touchdown on 13 carries, while adding nine receptions for 177 yards and two touchdowns.  Redshirt freshman running back Mike Weber pounded out 136 yards rushing on 19 carries.On the defensive side, redshirt sophomore Malik Hooker had two interceptions and freshmen Rodjay Burns added an interception for a touchdown late in the fourth quarter to pad the score even further.By the Numbers776: Ohio State racked up a program record 776 yards of offense for the day.15: Head Coach Urban Meyer might have had a case of déjà vu today, as he began his head coaching career with the falcons fifteen years ago.95: With the win over Bowling Green, Ohio State has now gone an incredible 95 years without losing to another in-state school.  Their last loss to an Ohio school was to Oberlin in 1921.5: This was the fifth meeting all time between Bowling Green and Ohio State, with the buckeyes coming out on top in every matchup.4: A total of four redshirt freshmen or true freshmen scored for the Buckeyes on Saturday.67: The buckeyes won the game by 67 points, which was their largest margin of victory since defeating FCS school Florida A&M 76-0 in 2013.9: A total of nine Buckeyes caught a pass on Saturday.41: OSU gained 41 first downs against Bowling Green, the most since Cincinnati in 2014 where OSU had 45 first downs.7: Not only did Barrett account for an individual program record seven touchdowns, redshirt freshman Joe Burrow threw his first touchdown pass with the Buckeyes making a total seven team passing touchdowns. That ties a school record that occurred in 1995 against Pittsburgh. read more

Football Scouting Rutgers Scarlet Knights

BreakdownRutgers is on the rise as a team, improving in multiple positions statistically from last season and earning its way to a .500 record thus far.But it will take more than just a little improvement to knock off an OSU team that is outscoring opponents by more than 44 points, and averages 3.7 takeaways a game.OSU has too strong of an offense and too stout of a defense for Rutgers to potentially upset the Buckeyes. With Big Ten play opening this Saturday, the Scarlet and Gray should have no problem emerging with an unblemished record. OffenseThe offense of Rutgers benefitted from the dynamic play ability of Grant, who currently leads the team in both rushing touchdowns and receiving yards. But the Scarlet Knights will need to look elsewhere for offensive production this week.Leaning heavily on a potent running attack led by junior running back Robert Martin, Rutgers has averaged 4.7 yards per carry. Overall, the team has totaled 881 rushing yards, a mere 38 yards behind OSU’s rushing attack.In terms of passing, senior quarterback Chris Laviano has struggled to provide consistency. Completing just 52.5 percent of his passes, the team has struggled to put the ball in the hands of its receivers, resulting in a passing offense that ranks 110th in completion percentage.Senior wide receiver Andre Patton has recorded three of Laviano’s five touchdown passes this season, He averages 13.5 yards per reception. Sophomore wide receiver Jawuan Harris is second on the team with 183 yards, trailing only Grant.The offensive line has struggled to keep pressure away from Laviano. On average, he has been sacked 2.3 times per game. With the play of OSU’s defensive lineman so far, it could be a long day for the senior. The Rutgers Scarlet Knights make their entrance before an NCAA football game against the Iowa Hawkeyes on Sept. 24 at High Point Solutions Stadium. Credit: Courtesy of TNSIt’s been more than a week since the Ohio State football team took the field against an opponent. With rain expected this Saturday, Buckeye fans will most likely need to don their ponchos and rainboots to watch OSU open Big Ten play against Rutgers.Led by former OSU defensive coordinator Chris Ash, the Scarlet Knights have earned their way to a 2-2 record so far, with wins over Howard University and New Mexico. Last week, Rutgers fell to Iowa 14-7 in a defensive battle that saw each team netting more than 350 total yards a piece, but failing to frequently find the endzone.While Rutgers is in good hands with Ash at the helm, the Buckeyes appear to have the upper hand in this matchup, both statistically speaking and in terms of skill.Two top performers for the Scarlet Knights — wide receiver Janarion Grant and defensive tackle Darius Hamilton — were lost to injury last week. OSU coach Urban Meyer gave his sentiment to the team and the injured players.“Any time a young guy gets hurt you just wish them the best, and they’re both really good players,” Meyer said. DefenseRutgers has struggled to slow opposing offenses this season. Surrendering 399 yards per game, the Scarlet Knights have not produced similar numbers with Ash at the helm as OSU did during his tenure in Columbus.Although the team has not shown a stout defense this year, Meyer said the schemes Rutgers runs are Ash’s through and through, and look nearly identical to the Buckeyes approach.“Yes, it’s our defense,” Meyer said.Redshirt sophomore Kiy Hester currently leads the team in total tackles, followed by sophomore linebacker Deontre Roberts. Last season, Rutgers ranked nearly last in pass yards allowed. After ranking 118th nationally in that category, the Scarlet Knights have underwent a complete overhaul of the position.Opposing offenses have been limited 206.7 yards per game against Rutgers. Even with the improvements of the secondary, the team’s defense has been gashed so far this year against the run.OSU has leaned heavily on its rushing attack this season, while the Scarlet Knights have struggled to keep opponents under 200 yards per game on the ground. read more

Jokes over Ohio State needs to give JK Dobbins the ball

Ohio State freshman running back J.K. Dobbins (2) runs the ball in the second quarter of the Ohio State-Iowa game on Nov. 4. Ohio State lost 24-55. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorThe Monday after No. 6 Ohio State’s 39-38 comeback win against Penn State in which freshman running back J.K. Dobbins took 13 carries for 88 yards, head coach Urban Meyer was adamant he would not “micromanage” which backs deserved carries. Two days following the victory, Meyer said he deferred to running backs coach Tony Alford and co-offensive coordinator Kevin Wilson when determining who carries the ball. Two days after that, Wilson said Alford controlled carry counts and had no idea the total number of carries Dobbins had until he was told because he is a “big-picture guy” and was focused on “getting the offense going.”Dobbins, who leads the team with 119 carries for 914 yards (7.7 yards per carry), carried the ball four times for 50 yards in the first quarter against the Nittany Lions, then did not touch the ball again until the third quarter.In the Buckeyes’ 55-24 loss to Iowa, the issue resurfaced after Dobbins had four carries for 45 yards in the first quarter, but finished the game with just six carries for 51 yards. On Monday, Meyer said the coaches discuss running back carry counts and added he believes the star freshman deserves more touches.Ohio State freshman running back J.K. Dobbins (2) warms up prior to the game against Rutgers on Sep. 30. Ohio State won 56-0. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo Editor“We have conversation about it,” Meyer said. “If there’s a huge disparity between — I think, [redshirt sophomore Mike Weber is] playing hard. I think J.K. is our starter, had a couple of nice runs. Those are things we talk about. But once again I think coach Alford does a nice job. He should have more than six carries, but we got behind and started throwing it a lot.”Dobbins’ usage against Iowa and inconsistent playing time against Penn State come in stark contrast to his high carry counts at the beginning of the year. Starting in his first-ever collegiate game due to Weber’s injury, the freshman totalled 29 carries for 181 yards, more carries and yards than both Weber or former Ohio State running back Ezekiel Elliott had in their debuts.In six of the next seven games, Dobbins received between 12 and 14 carries. He has not rushed for less than 5.5 yards per carry in a single game. “I want to wear him out,” Meyer said on Oct. 11 following Dobbins’ 13-rush, 96-yard performance against Maryland. “Seriously, I want to wear him out.”That has not happened. In contrast, Ohio State fans have worn themselves out yelling for Dobbins to get more carries.This is not the first time Ohio State’s star skill position player has not consistently received touches. On nearly every occasion, quarterback J.T. Barrett has tallied more carries than the running back or H-back. While Dobbins had just six carries against Iowa, Barrett rushed the ball 14 times for 72 yards, averaging four yards less per carry than the freshman.In Ohio State’s loss to Oklahoma earlier this season, Barrett had 18 carries for 66 yards while Dobbins took 13 carries 72 yards. In the loss to Penn State last year, Barrett had 17 carries for 26 yards while former H-back Curtis Samuel had two rushes for 71 yards and caught six passes for 68 yards. In a 2015 loss to Michigan State, Barrett rushed 15 times for 44 yards while Elliott had 12 carries for 33 yards. Like many other teams during Barrett’s tenure as Ohio State’s quarterback, Iowa focused on keeping the ball out of the running back’s hand and forcing the dual-threat to beat them on the ground. Meyer said he and the offensive coaching staff must figure out how to improve the game plan to get more handoffs to the running backs.Ohio State redshirt senior quarterback J.T. Barrett (16) tosses the ball to freshman running back J.K. Dobbins (2) in the first quarter of the Ohio State-Iowa game on Nov. 4. Ohio State lost 24-55. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo Editor“A lot of times when you’re struggling, [Barrett running is] your kind of get-out-of-jail-free card,” Meyer said. But Barrett’s increased runs have not got the Buckeyes out of jail. Instead, they take the ball out of the more dynamic playmaker and give it to Barrett who, despite being a dual-threat quarterback, averages 2.6 less yards per carry than Dobbins.Meyer said he prefers his quarterbacks to run between eight and 12 times per game, and noted he does not want Barrett to run as much. However, he also said he and the assistant coaches have talked about whether Ohio State has passed the ball too much in favor of trying to focus on improving the aerial attack, which struggled early in the season.“We discussed that as well,” Meyer said. “Really through about a six-game run there, we were a nice balance as far as run-pass ratio, throwing for a little bit more than we have. But, yeah, that’s much different makeup right now than when we were a heavy, heavy — used to be about a 70 percent run. It’s about 65 [percent run], about 55/45 now.”Ohio State has rushed the ball on just 52.2 percent of its plays this season. Last season, the Buckeyes rushed the ball on 58.8 percent of offensive plays. In Meyer’s four prior seasons, his teams did not run the ball on less than 62.8 percent of its plays.Since Meyer wants less quarterback runs and has considered whether Ohio State has become too pass-happy, only one antidote exists: increased running back carries.It should be an easy change. All Ohio State must do is hand the ball to one of its most explosive skill position players. Yet Meyer has dealt with this issue in years prior and it continues to surface. The time to “micromanage” Dobbins’ carries is not now. It was before Iowa embarrassed Ohio State and eliminated it from playoff contention. read more

Arsenal need to keep momentum – Wilshere

first_imgArsenal’s Jack Wilshere believes that it is necessary that they maintain their “momentum” ahead of the first leg of their Europa League clash against CSKA MoscowAfter a terrible run of form at the beginning of 2018, which saw the Gunners suffer a four consecutive defeats, things have begun to turn around at the Emirates with Arsenal having now enjoyed a four game winning run in all competitions.While they had a below par performance against the struggling Stoke City last Saturday, Arsene Wenger’s side still came out with a convincing 3-0 victory and Wilshere believes this recent run of strong results can put them in good shape for the remainder of the campaign.“It’s a big game. We needed that 90 minutes out of the way. We needed to get the three points, move on and keep the momentum going.” said the 26 year-old, according to the London Evening Standard.Jadon SanchoMerson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.“We’ve won a few in a row and wanted to keep that going. Now we’ve got a big one on Thursday and we’re ready for that.”“Sometimes it’s like that after an international break, it takes 45 minutes to blow the cobwebs off.“I think in the second half we tried to up it and as the game went on, they got tired, we upped it and our attacking play was too much for them.”The England international has appeared in nine of Arsenal’s 10 matches in the Europa League this season and is expected to feature against CSKA.last_img read more

Morata happy to stay at Chelsea

first_imgAlvaro Morata didn’t have a successful first season at Chelsea as his performances were downgrading by every single game and there were a lot of rumours that he is not happy at the club and he wants to leave.The Spaniard was linked with a move abroad but he insisted that he was told that everyone wants him to stay and therefore, he decided that the best option would be to try to improve his performances with the Blues.Morata spoke about the upcoming season as he said, according to Goal:“On the first day of pre-season, I spoke to [Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia] and with the manager and I said: ‘I want to stay at Chelsea.”Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding at Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…“They told me: ‘We have a lot of confidence in you and we want you to stay too.’ So everything was perfect.”“All the people said I wanted to leave, that I was not happy in London but it’s not true. Now I have taken another house, a bigger one, near to Cobham.”“My wife is very happy. When everyone is talking about the possibility to leave I am here looking for a house. So the story is finished and I can’t wait for Sunday’s game.”last_img read more