Arsenal vs Leicester: Ozil returns as Iwobi starts ahead of Auba

first_imgArsenal will be chasing their 10th successive victory when they face off against Leicester City in the Premier League on Monday.Unai Emery’s side have been in sensational form and went into the international break having strung together nine wins on the trot in all competitions.The partnership between Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, in particular, has been flourishing, though Gunners fans will have to wait to see if the pair get a chance as the Gabon international will begin the night on the bench. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! Leicester, meanwhile, find themselves in mid-table having lost at home to Everton prior to the international break and they will be eager to secure a positive result on their return to action. Game Arsenal vs Leicester City Date Monday, October 22 Time 8pm BST / 3pm ET Stream (US only) fubo TV (7-day free trial) TV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch In the United States (US), the game can be watched live and on-demand with fuboTV (7-day free trial). New users can sign up for a free seven-day trial of the live sports streaming service, which can be accessed via iOS, Android, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Roku and Apple TV as well as on a web browser. US TV channel Online stream NBCSN fubo TV (7-day free trial) In the United Kingdom (UK), the game can be watched live on TV on Sky Sports Premier League of Sky Sports Main Event and it can be streamed online via Sky Go. UK TV channel Online stream Sky Sports Premier League / Sky Sports Main Event Sky Go Squads & Team News Position Arsenal squad Goalkeepers Cech, Leno, Martinez Defenders Mustafi, Holding, Bellerin, Kolasinac, Mavropanos, Sokratis, Koscielny, Monreal, Jenkinson, Lichtsteiner Midfielders Elneny, Mkhitaryan, Ramsey, Ozil, Torreira, Maitland-Niles, Iwobi, Guendouzi, Xhaka, Smith Rowe Forwards Lacazette, Aubameyang, Welbeck, Nketiah Sokratis suffered an ankle injury while on international duty with Greece and will miss out on the action, but Danny Welbeck has trained and is available off the bench. Mesut Ozil has recovered from a back problem and starts, but Petr Cech is still a concern as he recovers from a hamstring injury, missing out on the gameday squad.Laurent Koscielny and Konstantinos Mavropanos are expected to be back in action in November, while Ainsley Maitland-Niles has returned to training after suffering a minor leg fracture in August.Arsenal XI:  Leno; Bellerin, Mustafi, Holding, Lichtsteiner; Torreira, Xhaka; Mkhitaryan, Ozil, Iwobi; Lacazette. Position Leicester City squad Goalkeepers Schmeichel, Ward, Jakupovic Defenders Simpson, Chilwell, Soyuncu, Morgan, Evans, Pereira, Maguire, Fuchs, Benaloune, Knight Midfielders Gray, Maddison, Albrighton, Amartey, Iborra, James, Silva, Mendy, Ndidi, Ghezzal, King, Choudhury Forwards Iheanacho, Vardy, Okazaki, Diabate Wes Morgan will miss the game through suspension, meaning Jonny Evans is likely to come into the defence to partner Harry Maguire. Demarai Gray has been sidelined with an ankle issue but could be available to play.Leicester XI: Schmeichel; Pereira, Evans, Maguire, Chilwell; Ndidi, Mendy, Maddison, Amartey; Iheanacho, Vardy.Betting & Match Odds Arsenal are, unsurprisingly, favourites to win the game according to bet365, who price the Gunners at 8/15 to succeed. Leicester’s chances of victory are rated 11/2 and a draw is a 7/2 bet.Click here to see more offers for the game, including goalscoring markets, correct score predictions and more. Match Preview Unai Emery Arsenal 2018-19Hector Bellerin may have warned supporters not to be “unrealistic” about Arsenal’s expectations following their recent upturn in fortunes, but it is easy to see why some might allow themselves the luxury.Even though they currently sit outside the top four, in their last five games in the Premier League the Gunners have posted the best run of form in the division, surpassing early pace-setters Manchester City, Liverpool and Chelsea.They scored 14 goals in those games, with Aubameyang and Lacazette bagging eight between them, forcing the rest of the league to take notice of the burgeoning partnership.Arsenal’s only defeats this season came in the opening two weeks of the campaign, against City and Chelsea, but they have improved significantly since then, with the players adapting favourably to the new methods being implemented by Emery.Their last meeting with Leicester ended in a 3-1 defeat as the final days of Arsene Wenger’s reign lurched to a disappointing conclusion, while the reverse fixture at the Emirates was a narrow 1-0 win in the north London side’s favour.The Foxes are coming up against an altogether different beast on Monday, though. 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Violent hazing at Toronto private school goes back decades alumnus says

first_imgTORONTO — An alumnus of a prestigious Toronto private school says he experienced violent hazing there decades ago, amid new allegations of assault and sexual assault at the institution.Jean-Paul Bedard, who attended St. Michael’s College School in the ’80s, said he was prompted to come forward by news that eight students had been expelled and another was suspended in the wake of multiple incidents, one of which involved an alleged sexual assault.Bedard said he played on the football team after transferring to the school in Grade 9.“I didn’t realize at the time, but there was a bit of an initiation rite. And I experienced sexualized violence,” said Bedard, now 52, in an interview.“I just dismissed it as ‘boys will be boys,’ and it’s part of the macho culture and all that stuff,” he said. “But then when I saw the story in the news earlier this week at St. Mike’s, I realized — here we are 35 years later, and this is still going on.” Toronto police sources said the incident under investigation involved a group of students on the football team pinning down another student and allegedly sexually assaulting him with a broom handle. Police sources said another incident involved members of the basketball team bullying a student and soaking him with water.On Friday, the school said it had also reported a third incident but declined to provide any details. Police encouraged anyone with information to come forward.While Bedard remains an elite athlete today — spending his time on the running trail instead of the football field — he has also become an author and an advocate for survivors of sexual violence. St. Michael’s College School did not respond to requests for comment about Bedard’s allegations, but notes in a statement on its website that the most recent alleged incidents are “unacceptable and fall far short of upholding the principles we strive to live by.”“As school administrators and educators, we bear a heavy responsibility to help guide our students through a challenging period in their lives — when external forces are often in conflict with the notion of doing the right thing — and these incidents were a stark reminder that we have more work to do,” the school said. Dave Cooper, an associate professor in the faculty of kinesiology and physical education at the University of Toronto, said hazing — an extreme form of bullying — is nothing new, nor is it uncommon.“The culture of a boys school very strong in tradition and sport, is a very masculine, hegemonic type of culture,” said Cooper, who has been a varsity coach for nearly two decades.Especially in male sports teams it’s common for boys to want to assert dominance, he said, which can take the form of initiations where new players have to perform a task or face some kind of consequence.Cooper said hazing continues in part because those who do it to others think it’s acceptable because it was done to them.“It’s doesn’t surprise me that there’s some form of initiation going on,” he said. “It’s usually a tradition, it’s passed down. It’s part of the old boys’ culture.”Cooper said hazing is meant to make newer players feel humiliated, and as if they have to comply in order to be accepted.But for some, the word “hazing” minimizes the violence that is sometimes involved.Joseph Gillis, who teaches psychology at the University of Toronto, said he prefers to use the term “ritualized violence” so that such acts aren’t normalized.  “Ritualized violence is particularly problematic, especially in schools … because of the notion of toxic masculinity,” he said. “So these circumstances are all-male environments where the most negatives aspects of male stereotypes and behaviour — the aggression, lack of empathy, dominance, control of others — intensifies and goes unchecked.”Gillis said these incidents have a lasting impact on victims and can cause anxiety, depression and social isolation associated with the shame and stigma of being bullied. He said victims can also have difficulty forming relationships because they might be less likely to trust others.Alanna Rizza and Adam Burns, The Canadian Presslast_img read more


Solskjaer impressed with improved Darmian

first_imgManchester United praised the recent performance of Matteo Darmian after the Italian played out of position during their FA Cup win at the weekend.Darmian, was deployed in the central defence during United’s 2-0 win against Reading on Saturday and he received accolades from club fans and boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.“He [Darmian] is the biggest plus today,” Solskjaer told MUTV after the game.“Matteo looked like he had played there before for a long time. As an Italian, he’s very cultural and very calm on the ball.“He was one of the few that at times tried to settle us down and pass the ball. I don’t think he put a foot wrong.”The 29-year-old had been heavily linked with a return to Serie A but never criticised the Red Devils publicly for his lack of game time.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedSolskjaer praises Harry Maguire after Man United’s 1-0 win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Ole Gunnar Solskjaer singled out Harry Maguire for praise after helping Manchester United keep a clean sheet in their 1-0 win over Leicester City.“I can play there. Of course I play at right-back and left-back, for me it doesn’t matter,” he added.“I try to do my best every time and I try to help the team to reach the victory. Sometimes I’ve played in a back three so it’s not a problem for me.“Of course I’m more of a defender than an attacking player, but I have to help the team.”The best way to start the new year at Old Trafford!! 💪 #nextround #MUFC @ManUtd pic.twitter.com/XaomQdvxhc— Matteo Darmian (@DarmianOfficial) January 5, 2019last_img read more


Brave Our browser uses 35 less power than Chrome for Android

first_img See It reading • Brave uses 35 percent less power than Chrome for Android, startup says $319 Share your voice $599 Jun 29 • Galaxy S10 5G, OnePlus 7 Pro LG V50 ThinQ 5G: Why you shouldn’t rush to buy a 5G phone Mobile Internet Jul 9 • Killer cameras and battery life might meet their match in the Note 10 Best Buy $599 News • I bought a used Samsung Galaxy S9 for $315 — and I liked it Samsung Galaxy S9 Sprint 1 See it CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Enlarge ImageBrave uses 35 percent less power than Chrome and 50 percent than Firefox on a Samsung Galaxy S9 phone, the browser maker says. Brave The Android version of the Brave browser uses 35 percent less power than Google’s Chrome on ad-heavy websites, Brave said Wednesday, highlighting a major difference in a world where we often have to keep a close eye on our phone battery.On tests loading 20 news sites on a Samsung Galaxy S9 phone, Brave’s lower power consumption would let you browse the web for 6.8 hours compared with 4.4 hours for Chrome before your battery died. The advantage over Microsoft’s Edge was a bit more — 39 percent less — and compared with Firefox, Brave used 50 percent less, Brave said.Brave uses Chrome’s core browser technology, called Chromium, but it blocks ads and ad-tracking software by default. That means it uses the network less and saves power, said Brave performance researcher Matteo Varvello and Chief Scientist Ben Livshits in a blog post Wednesday. Power savings are crucial on mobile devices like phones, laptops and smartwatches that may have to run for hours without charging. Two weeks ago, Brave said its browser benefits a similarly scarce resource, memory, compared with rivals.Blocking ads is no fun for websites that depend on advertising, of course. Brave is building its own privacy-respecting ad technology to try to satisfy that demand.Brave browser's lion logoThe Brave browser logo Stephen Shankland/CNET Although Brave fared better than rivals, there’s nothing stopping it from blocking ads and trackers. Indeed, that sort of intervention is becoming more common among browsers to protect privacy and thwart abuse. Brave presently goes farther than Safari, Firefox, Chrome and other browsers when it comes to blocking ads and trackers, though.Brave’s study findings are, broadly, similar to another assessment of browser power usage by Greenspector, a startup focused on monitoring energy consumption.Google, Mozilla and Microsoft didn’t immediately comment.Brave also compared its browser with ad-blocking browsers including Firefox with the uBlock Origin ad blocker, Firefox Focus, Kiwi and Adblock Browser. There, Brave used about 20 percent less power, a finding the startup attributed to lower demands on the phone’s processor.The company announced the findings at the MWC 2019 mobile show in Barcelona, Spain. Preview • Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus: Hands-on with Samsung’s new phones (updated) Mobile World Congress 2019 May 13 • Galaxy S10E vs. iPhone XR: Every spec compared See It • Amazon See All Comment Tags Jun 1 • The Nubia Alpha looks like either a house arrest bracelet or Batman’s phone Mobile World Congress 2019 $599 Review • Galaxy S9 review: The Galaxy S10’s arrival means a cheaper S9 for you See It Mentioned Above Samsung Galaxy S9 (64GB, Midnight Black) Microsoft Edge Brave browser Chrome Firefox Google Microsoftlast_img read more


Case yet to be filed against BCL activists for beating policemen

first_imgAlthough four days have elapsed, any case is yet to be lodged in connection with the attack on the four policemen of Monohorganj police station allegedly by a group of Bangladesh Chhatra League leaders and activists. Sub-inspector Mintu Mollah, one of the injured policemen in the incident, said he filed a written complaint against nine leaders and activists of Monohorganj upazila unit of BCL, including its acting general secretary M Kamal Hossain, on Tuesday night.However, the complaint has not yet enlisted as a case, he added.Contacted, officer-in-charge of Monohorganj police station Mohammad Shamsuzzaman, said police had detained two people in connection with the incident for interrogation.Later, the detainees were released, said the OC adding that the case will be accepted after arresting the accused.On Tuesday night, police in a drive arrested a suspected Yaba peddler from Khodaivita in the upazila.Following the arrest, a group of BCL leaders and activists, led by Kamal Hossain, beat up four police personnel — SI Mintu Mollah, SI Mamun Miah, constable Anis and Nayeb Ali, leaving them injured.last_img read more