Arsenal star Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang slammed by Borussia Dortmund chief

first_imgAdvertisement Comment Arsenal star Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang slammed by Borussia Dortmund chief Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 2 Oct 2019 2:37 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link2.6kSharescenter_img Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is in red hot goalscoring form for Arsenal (Picture: Getty)Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been accused of moving to Arsenal simply to boost his bank balance, according to Borussia Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke.The Gabon international swapped the Bundesliga for the Premier League in January 2018 and has subsequently enhanced his reputation as one of Europe’s most lethal goalscorers.Despite his excellence, Aubameyang’s goals have failed to fire Arsenal back into the Champions League, while Dortmund have thrived in his absence, building a new-look attack around the qualities of England’s Jadon Sancho and former Barcelona flop Paco Alcacer.Dortmund are back in Champions League action tonight against Slavia Prague having held Barcelona to a goalless draw on matchday one, and Watzke believes Aubameyang will be watching on enviously.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘Aubameyang, who plays great at Arsenal, will probably be warm-hearted when he looks at his bank account, but on Wednesdays, will be saddened when he has to watch the Champions League on television,’ Watzke told Suddeutsche Zeitung.More: 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 City‘Some go to clubs because of this money, where they have not played Champions League for years.’Arsenal, meanwhile, are back in Europa League action tomorrow against Standard Liege and manager Unai Emery is imploring his club’s to embrace the competition.He said: ‘I want to feel that not just me loves this competition, that everybody loves it. We want to do something important. It’s one title, one way to the Champions League.‘We are going to play very good matches, we started against a great team, playing a very good match away. The response of the young players was amazing, one example is Bukayo.‘Standard Liege are second in their domestic competition, we respect them a lot.’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 Advertisementlast_img read more

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St. Lawrence registration open

first_imgLawrenceburg, In. — St. Lawrence School in Lawrenceburg, Indiana is now enrolling new and current students in preschool through 8th grade for the 2018-2019 academic year. The easy enrollment process begins online here or call 812-537-3690.At St. Lawrence, the staff’s dedication to a Catholic education is apparent in each class, subject, and activity. The school’s goal is to help each student find their unique strengths, build on those strengths, and obtain academic and personal success while exploring and nurturing their relationship with God.“Our staff is an incredibly dedicated group of teachers who are constantly working to improve their craft,” says Principal Mike Odar. “They are always looking at new and engaging ways to get the most spiritual and academic growth out each student. Making use of technology, tracking data, and differentiating instruction is what our teachers are always working at to help push our students. That being said, our staff is connected to St. Lawrence’s family atmosphere. Over 50 percent of our staff has students that either go or graduated from St. Lawrence. That sense of pride and family is carried over to every student!”Although test scores don’t tell the whole story, St. Lawrence School is proud of its students’ exceptional performance on the ISTEP exam. In the 2016-2017 school year, St. Lawrence had 66.2 percent of students pass both the English/language arts and mathematics portions of the ISTEP. The figure was the best of any school or corporation in Dearborn County. An amazing 87.3 percent of St. Lawrence students passed the English/language arts section – again the best in the county.The school also offers many extracurricular activities, including athletics, a robotics team, scouts, archery club, service club, and drama club. Principal Odar says the goal is to create a solid Christian citizen for the 21st century.“I am extremely proud that our students and staff were awarded an A grade for the 2016-2017 school year.  We will not settle for that, as we are continuing to push our students to even greater heights.  Our students are able to take three years of Spanish, participate in robotics, archery, sing in a school musical, be on our basketball and cheerleading teams, and the junior high students can specialize in art, choir, journalism, or music. We recognize that there is more to learning than test scores, and are finding ways to have our students take ownership in their education,” Odar says.Affording a quality, private education at St. Lawrence is easier than you may think. The Indiana School Choice Scholarship program can provide up to 90 percent of tuition costs for a family. You can learn more about the Indiana Choice Scholarship program and its income guidelines at www.doe.in.gov/choice.“Our school offers multiple avenues for financial assistance. SGO’s, School Choice Scholarships, and assistance provided from our parishioners can help make the cost of attending more feasible for those in need. The biggest thing I would recommend is to ask. You might be surprised at what we can do to help,” says Odar.Do you have questions or would like to receive a tour of St. Lawrence School? Contact Principal Mike Odar at (812) 537-3690 or modar@sls-apps.org.last_img read more

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Adrian Gonzalez sparks Dodgers’ victories over Giants

first_imgOn Monday night he slammed a tying home run to douse the embers in the Giants’ hearts. On Tuesday morning he had a bases-loaded, no-out, game-winning situation in the 14th and hit the fly ball he needed to hit.On Tuesday night he served Madison Bumgarner’s high fastball into left field and let rookie teammate Jose Peraza run until the Dodgers led 1-0. Then he stretched himself into the hamstring-endangerment zone to take Justin Turner’s throw that nipped Marlon Byrd by a gnat’s heartbeat, with two on and none out in the seventh.In the eighth he rammed a double off Tim Hudson. That hit was almost like calisthenics for Adrian Gonzalez, who has been as proximate a cause as you can find for these two Dodgers wins.But be careful about saying he’s rising to the occasion. Maybe it’s rising to him. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error After the Dodgers held off San Francisco, 2-1, to push their NL West led to 5 1/2 games Tuesday night, Gonzalez inadvertently explained why not all contact is equal, and not all batting situations are equal, and why guys should indeed be judged by how they handle themselves with runners waiting to score.“When you drive the ball, your batting average is going to go down,” Gonzalez said. “Normally when you look at how I do with men in scoring position, my average goes up. Sometimes you need singles.”Taking a caveman rip at Bumgarner, with Peraza on second and Turner on first, would have been impolitic with one out in the third. Such chances are rare against Sportsmen of the Year, just as they were against Zack Greinke.So Gonzalez shortened up. “I think it’s important for the pitcher to get the lead in a situation like that,” he said.Greinke did not give up that 1-0 lead, which Joc Pederson converted into 2-0 with a line-drive home run in the seventh off Bumgarner.center_img More notably, the bullpen didn’t give up that lead, either, although rookie Peraza had much to do with that.The Giants had bunched three singles in the eighth off Greinke and knocked him out. With one out and Giants on first and second, lefty Luis Avilan tried to squeeze a fastball past Brandon Belt, who had awakened everybody with some cymbal-clash foul balls.Belt almost got it through the infield, but Peraza, the second baseman, dove and shoveled it, from his glove, to Jimmy Rollins covering. Rollins sent it to first for the double play, and the crowd reached its apex, knowing they were within three Kenley Jansen outs of another victory.“We got the ball in on him (Belt), and he didn’t get out of the box too well,” manager Don Mattingly said. “Pretty big double play, huh? And then he drops a popup (in the second) and then catches the next one hit to him.”“You can’t really tell what kind of player he is when he’s only been up here a week,” Rollins said. “But he’s got speed and real good hands. You expect a young guy’s eyes to get big when the games are like this, but we’ve got a lot of players in this room who have been through it. I think the young guys are doing a good job of slowing everything down.”If Peraza is not a very good player, many baseball people will be surprised. He was hitting .294 for Atlanta’s Triple-A team as a 21-year-old when the Dodgers got him, plus Avilan and Jim Johnson, from Atlanta. It cost the Dodgers Hector Olivera, but Peraza will be in the mix at second base next year, especially if free agent Howie Kendrick moves on.The goal, of course, is to groom a 10-year position player. Shortstop Corey Seager is supposed to become that, although Rollins obviously can still play, whether it’s here or elsewhere. And Pederson can become that. Slumps are ugly and unwelcome, but surviving slumps is the key to the kingdom. Pederson hit three hard shots against Bumgarner, with the third one crash landing into the right-field pavilion.“He’s changed his approach,” Gonzalez said. “He looked good all night. It’s nice to see him making those adjustments.”“Our guys have been on him,” Mattingly said. “But when he responds, it means there’s a lot of guys in there who are happy for him. They’ve been working with him all season.”A month remains, but there just doesn’t seem to be enough healthy Giants to take this to the limit, or to make those four games in San Francisco meaningful in the final week of the season. To prolong the fight, they had to win the 14-inning game they lost and then have Bumgarner beat Greinke.“Zack’s just a great pitcher,” Gonzalez said, with his usual veteran shrug. “He doesn’t make mistakes, he throws strikes, and then his chase pitches are good enough to finish you off.”Clayton Kershaw pitches tonight and has not lost since June 27. If he does what one expects, the rest of this race will be a low-speed chase.last_img read more

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