Advertisement Edu has joined up with Unai Emery’s Arsenal first team squad on their pre-season tour of America (Picture: Getty)New Arsenal technical director Edu told the first team squad he intends to take a hands-on approach to his role.The 41-year-old, a former Arsenal midfielder and member of the club’s most recent Premier League title-winning squad, flew to America earlier this week after his period with the Brazil international team ended in this summer’s Copa America success on home soil.Edu will oversee many of the club’s long-term objectives but he insists he will remain intrinsically linked with the first team squad and told the players his door is always open when he met Unai Emery’s squad earlier this week.AdvertisementAdvertisementHe said: ‘There are a lot of things to do, but I will try to explain to you a little bit about almost everything.ADVERTISEMENTMore: 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‘People always say that the technical director has to look after and be involved in the process of signing players, selling players, keeping players, loaning players.‘That’s an important part of the job of course and I understand that. But for me there are more important things in front of that – we have to look after what we have today.‘We have to work hard today. We have to look after our squad today. The future is the future, and signing players means sometimes the future, and of course I have to be involved in that process, but I also have to take care of today.‘I explained to the players when I arrived that I’m not the guy who stays inside the office and waits for someone to knock on my door and send a message to me. Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 20 Jul 2019 4:58 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link2.4kShares What Edu told Arsenal squad in first meeting with players on US pre-season tour Edu was a member of Arsenal’s 2003/04 Premeir League title-winning side (Picture: Getty)‘I want to be involved in the process, I want to be on the inside, I want to be with them, I want to be with Unai, I want to be with the staff as well, to try and advise them if they need it, and give some advice for them.‘Being involved is important and that’s what I really believe from today.‘The link with the academy is very important because people always forget about it, because they talk about signing big names, but we have to take care of the academy as well. That’s one point I have to be linked with.’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 Comment Advertisement
ACT Blade, a spin-off company from UK yacht-sail developer SMAR Azure, has completed the first test of its new lightweight blade for wind farms at ORE Catapult’s Blade Test Facility in Blyth. The two tests are expected to pave the way for the turbine’s first operational deployment later this year. This first of two static tests was carried out in three weeks and saw a full-length 13m blade withstand the toughest simulation of offshore wind conditions, ORE Catapult said. Over the next six months, ACT Blade will work with the Energy Technology Centre to prepare for the installation of three blades on a working wind turbine at the Myres Hill Wind Farm in Scotland, as a further step towards commercialization. Results showed that the blade could withstand extreme loads and every type of direction and twist, going beyond those predicted for an in-service turbine, Catapult added. Source: ACT Blade Post-test inspections show that it held its shape with no damage. The test data, including optically measured strain and deflection results from within the blade textile, are now being analyzed to gain a fuller understanding of the blade’s behavior. The spin-off company based its concept upon the realization that the light, durable structure of yacht sails could be adapted for offshore wind turbine blades. Made up of an internal composite structure and high-tech textiles, ACT’s blades are 24% lighter, which means they can be made 10% longer than the standard 55-meter blade, producing 9% more energy and reducing the cost of energy by 6.7%, ORE Catapult stated. “I realised that the offshore wind industry was engaged in the same race as we were in the yacht-racing world: we need to reduce loads and capture more wind power without compromising on durability,” said Sabrina Malpede, CEO at ACT Blade. “Today, I am delighted that after three projects funded byInnovate UK, we have proven our concept. I would like to thank all our partnerswho have made this breakthrough possible: ORE Catapult, Advanced MaterialsResearch Centre, Advanced Forming Research Centre, the Energy Technology Centre(ETC) and InnoEnergy.”
Loading… The game between Juve and Milan had been scheduled to be played in a partially closed Allianz Stadium on Wednesday, with fans from the region of Lombardy — the epicentre of the outbreak in Italy — banned from attending.However, Lega Serie A, who organises the Coppa, confirmed on Tuesday that the game will now be played at an undetermined date. The first leg ended 1-1.Napoli’s clash with Inter was due to be played on Thursday but regional authorities ordered a postponement on Wednesday. There is no date in place for the game to be played. Napoli lead 1-0 from the first meeting.Ten Serie A matches throughout northern Italy have also been postponed over the past two weekends.Italy’s special coronavirus commissioner Angelo Borelli confirmed on Tuesday that the death toll from the virus in the country has risen to 79, while there have been 2,502 confirmed cases. Read Also: Victor Moses suffers injury setback, set to miss Inter’s matchesThe decision to postpone Juve-Milan came hours after Spain’s health minister announced that Valencia’s home Champions League round-of-16 second-leg clash with Italian side Atalanta — who are located in Lombardy — would be played behind closed doors due to fears over the virus.Inter will also face Getafe in their Europa League round-of-32 second leg in Spain behind closed doors.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted Content7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?A Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of ArtThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemA Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This Day7 Reasons It’s Better To Be A Vegan12 Flicks That Almost Ended Their Stars’ Careers10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More8 Addictive And Fun Coffee Facts7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better The Coppa Italia semifinal second-leg matches between Juventus and AC Milan in Turin and Napoli-Inter Milan in Naples have been postponed indefinitely due to the coronavirus outbreak in Italy, Serie A have announced.Advertisement
Northern Ireland will open their UEFA Nations League campaign and take a first step down the road towards Euro 2020 when they play host to Bosnia-Herzegovina.Michael O’Neill’s side suffered play-off heartache in their bid to reach World Cup 2018, with Switzerland edging them out.They did, however, grace the European Championship finals in 2016, with a positive showing seeing them reach the last-16 stage. 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! Replicating those efforts is now the target, with Bosnia providing the first obstacle for them to overcome at Windsor Park on Saturday. Game Northern Ireland vs Bosnia-Herzegovina Date Saturday, September 8 Time 2:00pm BST / 9:00am ET TV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch In the United States (US) the game will be available to watch live on ESPNews and streamed online via ESPN+. US TV channel Online stream ESPNews ESPN+ The game can be watched live on television in the United Kingdom (UK) via Sky Sports Football and can be streamed live online using Sky Go. UK TV channel Online stream Sky Sports Football Sky Go Squads & Team News Position Northern Ireland squad Goalkeepers McGovern, Carson, Peacock-Farrell Defenders Cathcart, J. Evans, Hughes, McAuley, C. McLaughlin, McNair, Smith, Lewis Midfielders Davis, McGinn, Dallas, C. Evans, Ferguson, Saville, Jones, Norwood, Whyte Forwards Lafferty, Boyce, Magennis, Grigg, Washington, Ward Gavin Whyte has been promoted out of the U21 squad and into the senior ranks for the first time, with the Oxford United winger having netted three times in five outings at club level this season.Gareth McAuley, who has linked up with Steven Gerrard’s Rangers, is set to win his 80th cap while Steven Davis will skipper the side.Potential Northern Ireland XI: McGovern; McLaughlin, Cathcart, McAuley, J. Evans; McNair, Davis, Norwood, Ferguson, Dallas; Lafferty. Position Bosnia-Herzegovina squad Goalkeepers Sehic, Piric, Kjosevski Defenders Sunjic, Zukanovic, Todorovic, Civic, Vranjes, Bicakcic, Nastic Midfielders Pjanic, Visca, Besic, Duljevic, Cimirot, Prcic, Saric, Zakaric, Krunic, Milosevic Forwards Dzeko, Kodro, Bajic Bournemouth goalkeeper Asmir Begovic has been left out of the Bosnia squad, handing BB Erzurumspor shot-stopper Ibrahim Sehic an opportunity to impress between the sticks.Juventus star Miralem Pjanic will look to pull the strings in midfield, helping to carve open opportunities for Roma striker – and his country’s all-time leading goalscorer – Edin Dzeko.Potential Bosnia-Herzegovina XI: Sehic; Todorovic, Zukanovic, Sunjic, Civic; Cimirot, Besic; Visca, Pjanic, Duljevic; Dzeko.Betting & Match Odds There is little to choose between the two sides, with bet365 making Bosnia slight favourites at 7/4. Northern Ireland are priced at 21/10 to emerge victorious, with a draw available at 2/1.Click here to see more offers for the game, including goalscoring markets, correct score predictions and more.Match Preview Northern Ireland and Bosnia-Herzegovina are competing in Group 3 within League B of the UEFA Nations League, with Austria set to provide their other opposition.O’Neill’s side have not been in the best of form since seeing their World Cup dreams dashed, with their last two outings delivering no goals.They were held to a goalless draw by Panama back in May before going down 3-0 to Costa Rica in June.A notable 2-1 victory was secured over Asian Games gold medallists South Korea prior to the aforementioned outings, but struggles in the final third have offered cause for concern.Another tight affair could be in store at Windsor Park, with Bosnia having conceded just twice in their last six fixtures.Former Barcelona and Real Madrid star Robert Prosinecki is now at the helm, with the Croatian having inherited the reins on the back of a disappointing World Cup qualifying campaign.He has overseen two wins, three draws and one defeat to date, with that solitary reversal coming against Mexico in February.