U.S. employment and wage picture brightens

first_imgWASHINGTON – The nation’s employment health – it turns out – is not dangerously deteriorating after all. Tweaking a phrase from Mark Twain, worries about the job market’s demise were greatly exaggerated. Fears that the country could slide into a recession eased in September as employers created the most jobs in four months and workers’ wages grew solidly. The unemployment rate crept up to 4.7 percent, the highest in over a year but still low by historical standards. “After a couple more tests, it now looks like the patient is in much better health,” said Richard Yamarone, economist at Argus Research. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREChargers go winless in AFC West with season-ending loss in Kansas CityWall Street breathed a sigh of relief. The Dow Jones industrial average closed up 91.70 points. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index, the measure most closely followed by market watchers, reached a new closing high of 1,557.59. The tally of 110,000 net new jobs generated in September clearly heartened investors and analysts. Yet what they really took comfort in was the revelation that the job market – a main pillar for the economy – didn’t crack under the pressure of a painful credit crunch and housing slump in August after all. The Labor Department’s fresh snapshot of employment conditions nationwide, released Friday, showed the economy actually created 89,000 jobs in August. That was a huge and crucial turnaround from the loss of 4,000 jobs – the first decline in four years – reported a month earlier. At the time, that news had sent Wall Street into a nosedive, stoked fears the economy was heading toward recession and was seen as cementing the Federal Reserve’s decision to lower interest rates. To be sure, the ill effects of the housing and credit problems have hurt some employers, slowing national job growth this year. But the situation is nowhere near as dire as many were led to believe from the initial August employment report. “We are on much sounder footing,” said Carl Tannenbaum, chief economist at LaSalle Bank. “To be fair, it is clear the pace of monthly job creation has slowed and the unemployment rate is creeping higher but neither measure is indicative of an imminent recession, which was the scenario on everyone’s lips just a month ago.” The main reason behind the turnaround in the August payroll figure? A big gain in government employment, especially in hiring teachers at local schools. The bump up in the unemployment rate from 4.6 percent in August came as hundreds of thousands of people – perhaps feeling better about their prospects – resumed job searches. The new rate of 4.7 percent, the highest since the summer of 2006, is still considered low by historical standards. After the country’s last recession, in 2001, the unemployment rate peaked at 6.3 percent. More than two decades ago, meanwhile, civilian unemployment went over 10 percent as the economy suffered through deep downturns. President George W. Bush, coping with record-low approval ratings for his handling of the economy, welcomed the new employment figures.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

The man Giggs replaced at Man United tips ‘Giggsy’ to be boss ahead of Mourinho

first_imgManchester United should replace Louis van Gaal with Ryan Giggs, NOT Jose Mourinho, claims Lee Sharpe.Reports in the Spanish press claim the Portuguese has signed a pre-contract agreement to take over from the Dutchman in the summer.Former Red Devil Sharpe, though, has revealed he doesn’t want the club to employ ex-Chelsea boss Mourinho.Sharpe won seven major trophies during his Old Trafford career after bursting into Alex Ferguson’s side as an exciting teenage attacker, but was replaced by Giggs as both United teen prodigy and on the left wing.And he believes if anyone should replace current United boss Louis van Gaal, it’s his assistant manager Giggs.“I really don’t want Jose Mourinho in charge,” he told talkSPORT’s Weekend Sports Breakfast show.“As entertaining as he is, and as good as he is, I just don’t think his teams are Manchester United teams.“He plays to spoil rather than to go out and win and let people express themselves and I think Ryan Giggs would do that. I think Giggsy would be perfect.“Giggsy is perfect for the job. Manchester United need someone who knows the club and knows the way they should be playing and that has a comradery with the fans and he’s got all that.“I know it’s a risk because he’s a brand new manager and he’s still young, but he’s worked under the best. He’s been under Sir Alex Ferguson, he’s seen David Moyes there, who was a bit of a tactician, and now he’s seen Louis van Gaal there for a couple of years.“I think he’s got plenty of experience, plenty of knowledge and plenty of know-how to have a proper go at it.”last_img read more

Santa Clarita Calendar

first_imgTODAY Canyon Country Advisory Committee will meet, 7-9 p.m. in the Banquet Room at the Santa Clarita Activities Center, 20880 Centre Pointe Parkway, Santa Clarita. Call Al Ferdman at (661) 713-9344. World War II Veterans from the 442nd Regimental Combat Team and Tuskegee Airmen will speak, 7 p.m. at the Valencia High School Theatre, 27801 N. Dickason Drive, Valencia. Call (661) 255-4918. Santa Clarita Sunrise Rotary Club will meet, 7:10 a.m. at IHOP, 24737 W. Pico Canyon Road, Stevenson Ranch. Call (661) 250-1023. Santa Clarita Noon Kiwanis Club will meet, noon-1:30 p.m. at El Torito, 27510 The Old Road, Valencia. Call Janie Choate at (661) 296-8260. Youth Chess Club will meet, 5:30-8 p.m. at 25864-G Tournament Road, Valencia. Call Jay Stallings at (661) 288-1705. Evening Kiwanis Club will meet, 6:15 p.m. at Mulligan’s, 25848 Tournament Road, Valencia. Call Amy Spencer at (661) 255-6714. Santa Clarita Runners Club will meet for tempo runs, 6:15 p.m. Call (661) 294-0821 or visit www.scrunners.org for location. THURSDAY Planned Giving seminar, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn, 27710 N. The Old Road, Valencia. Call (661) 255-6847, Ext. 3023. Medicare lecture will explain Medicare Part D, 1:30-2:30 p.m. at the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Call (661) 259-9444. Information meeting for students interested in traveling to China, 4 p.m. in room R-206 in the library at College of the Canyons, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Valencia. Call Sherrill Pennington at (661) 362-3717. Grand opening, 5:30 p.m. at Dynamic Interventions, 28494 Westinghouse place, No. 115, Santa Clarita. Santa Clarita Valley Bar Association will meet, 6 p.m. at Marie Callender’s, 27630 The Old Road, Valencia. Call (661) 287-3260 for a reservation. Santa Clarita Corvette Club will meet to socialize, 6:30 p.m. at Route 66 Classic Grill, 18730 Soledad Canyon Road, Canyon Country. Call (661) 298-1494. Mystery authors will discuss their books, 7-8:30 p.m. in the meeting room at the Valencia Library, 23743 Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Call Agnes Zagar at (661) 259-8942. All Valley Le Tip Network will meet, 7 a.m. at Mimi’s Cafe, 24201 Magic Mountain Parkway, Valencia. Call (661) 297-3333 or visit www.AllValleyLeTip.com. Nonaerobic workout in a heated pool for joint and muscle conditioning, 10:30 a.m. at the Santa Clarita Valley Family YMCA, 26147 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Call (661) 253-3593. Karaoke night, 7:30 p.m. at VFW Post 6110, 16555 Sierra Highway, Canyon Country. Call (661) 252-9989. FRIDAY Beyond the Honeymoon class for engaged or newly married couples, 8 p.m. at the home of Dan and Carli Broyles. Call (661) 296-6826 for information or directions. Karaoke night, 6:30-9:30 at Vincenzo’s, 24504 Lyons Ave., Newhall. Call (661) 259-6733.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe joys and headaches of holiday travel: John PhillipsSanta Clarita Valley Rotary Club will meet, 12:10 p.m. at Marie Callender’s, 27630 The Old Road, Valencia. Call (661) 259-7701. Santa Clarita Valley-Newhall Optimist Club will meet, 7 p.m. at La Rumba, 27600 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus. Call (661) 252-7313. Valencia Toastmasters will meet, 7 p.m. Call Kim Dickens at (661) 259-8567 or visit www.valenciatoastmasters.org for location. Karaoke night, 7:30 p.m. at VFW Post 6110, 16555 Sierra Highway, Canyon Country. Call (661) 252-9989. Special Olympics offers athletic training and competition for athletes with learning disabilities during the evenings at various locations in Santa Clarita. New athletes or volunteer coaches can call (661) 253-2121. last_img read more

Hogsett resigns after four years

first_img“It has been an honor to serve in this office for the last four years because I have had the privilege to do so alongside a talented group of Assistant United States Attorneys. I owe them and our tireless support staff a debt of gratitude for the dedication and resilience that has been displayed every day of my tenure…The result of this effort has been the most exciting period in the office’s history. We have set new records for the number of defendants charged and the total number of criminal convictions. The office has led the nation in average length of sentences imposed on criminal defendants. Fiscally, annual office spending has fallen every year I have served, and is currently at a level not seen since the Bush Administration.But numbers alone are not sufficient to describe the office’s accomplishments. Rather, the full story is told through the thousands of victims who found some sense of justice over the last four years – children who had faced horrific exploitation, grandmothers who had watched their retirement funds disappear, neighborhoods that used to live in fear of violent gangs that operated with no regard for the rule of law.”In July 2010, Joseph H. Hogsett was nominated to serve as United States Attorney for the Southern District of Indiana. He was unanimously confirmed by the United States Senate and sworn into office on October 7, 2010. Joseph H. Hogsett, the United States Attorney, announced today his resignation from office, effective July 31, 2014.In a letter submitted to Attorney General Eric Holder this morning, Hogsett thanked his staff and reflected on his time as U.S. Attorney:last_img read more

How to Master Your Elevator Speech

first_imgMastering your elevator speech is as essential as preparing your resume to perfection. Mastering this task is no rocket science but it does require you to think about what your goals are and what you are seeking out of the conversation.What is an Elevator speech?Elevator speech is any idea or thought that you are trying to promote or sell as an individual. It could be either an idea or your profile as an individual for a specific position that you might be interested in.How to prepare your Elevator Speech?Follow these five simple steps:Know yourselfBefore you even begin preparing, you need to know yourself. Know who you are, what are your ambitions and goals and what do you want to get at the end of the conversation? Some important questions to consider are:Who am I?What can I offer to the person I am talking to?What problems have I solved so farWhat should the listener expect out of this conversation?What makes me different from others?Know your target audienceALWAYS research your audience before preparing your elevator speech or even your resume. You are much likely to succeed if you know who your target audience is, what they do, and what would interest them in continuing the conversation with you.Outline your USP and key strengthsWrite down your unique selling points and your key strengths on a piece of paper. Write down every single strength that comes to your mind. Below are some questions to help you further:What are my key strengths?How would I describe myself?What adjectives can I use to describe myself?Finalize your speechOnce you prepare the draft about your strengths and work experience, narrow it down to a few points. Select five best strengths and USPs along with a 10-15 seconds summary of your work experience. Read it aloud a few times until you are sure that it sounds ok.Practice, practice and practiceThe key to master any task is to practice. You can use a mirror to practice your speech or you can do a mock conversation with your friend.The famous saying “do not judge a book by its cover” does not apply here. Your elevator speech will define who you are and will help the other person understand what you want to seek at the end of the conversation. Your chances of success depend on these 30 seconds! It is essential that you master your elevator speech.last_img read more

Cyber security Hunter teams are the next advancement in network defense

first_imgHunter teams are emerging as a new tool in the world of cyber defense.   Computer security continues to improve and evolve of overtime. One of the latest practices gaining momentum is the use of cyber security “Hunter teams”.  Differing from how standard security operations function, hunter teams fill an important gap and push us one step further on the evolutionary ladder of cyber security.  They are cyber-investigators which enhance an organization’s capabilities by supplementing the overall defense from persistent attackers.  They are typically a group of bright, experienced, talented, and motivated professionals which work together to detect, identify, and understand an advanced and determined threat agent. Hunter teams approach threats in a personal way.  They seek the human origins of attacks and focus their attention on disruption or removal of those threat agents, instead of the attacks themselves.  In simple terms, they target the attackers.These hunter teams are sprouting and taking root in many different places.  Anti-malware companies, research organizations, and internal security departments have begun to embrace looking for the attackers.  Investigation teams, including cyber guns-for-hire which are brought in after the fact when serious breaches are detected, are also looking for the people behind the attacks.  However, it has been the military and sensitive government organizations which have been most vocal in recruiting for hunter team talent.  They have the long history of knowing the value of identifying the enemy and have been quick to embrace this practice and are serious in making it successful. Hundreds of years ago Sun Tsu penned the authoritative tome on warfare strategy.  One of its pillars is to know your enemy.  A key to conflict is to understand that attacks are simply a method for the threat agent to achieve their objectives.  An active defense not only shields against attacks, but also targets the attackers.  Those people who would do you or your mission harm.  Take the attackers out of the equation and the attacks also go away.  Hunter teams play an important role, different than standard security operations staff.   In the past decade, we have seen the rise of security operations centers (SOC).  Security operations departments are typically configured, resourced, and driven to contain attacks and remediate to a state of normal operations.   They are in a continuous cycle of fixing the symptoms and tweaking the defenses so the organization continues to operate in a stable and expected manner.  It is a never ending struggle which works best against the flood of broadly sweeping attacks on the internet, which look for any target of opportunity.  In most cases, SOC’s are only interested in attacks which undermine the operational performance and value of the environment under their protection.  They are well suited to tackle ordinary malware infections or plug understood exploit activities by using industry best-known-practices, but can easily falter when faced with something unique and specifically targeting only them.  They are by design inwardly focused, limited to a technology sandbox of security control configuration or fixing assets within their internal environment.Hunter teams take a different approach and seek the root cause, namely the threat agent themselves, who are initiating one or more attacks.  This may be internal or external to the organization.  Not satisfied with simply undermining the latest infraction, they want to quell the problem at the source and eliminate future attacks from the same threat agent, whom may possess the ability to coordinate completely unique and unpredictable maneuvers.History shows why this is important.  Attackers maintain the combat initiative and determine where, when, and by what method an attack will occur.  Defenders typically respond to attacker’s moves and evolve the defenses to protect against those newly understood methods.  Attackers therefore have an advantage.  It takes time, effort, and resources for defenders to recognize they are being attacked, decipher how it is being done, then develop a means to isolate the ongoing breach and block future attacks, and then remediate the affected systems.  A threat agent who is determined to attack a specific target can try a number of methods until they succeed.  Without threat of themselves being in jeopardy, they can continue varying the assault until they find an approach which works.  The only effective way to stop such a persistent threat agent is to dissuade or remove them from the equation.  This is where the hunter teams come into play.  Criminal investigators are a good example of the hunter team methodology at work.  If someone breaks down a door to rob a bank, the security operations team looks to install stronger doors and maybe a better alarm system.  They are inclined to identify and close the vulnerability.  A criminal investigator will look to see who is trying to rob banks and target those threat agents.  The investigator knows such a robber will continue to evolve their tactics until they succeed.  Operations efforts to improve door standards, alarms, etc. are still fine measures which reduce the risk of loss, but the investigator’s role is just as important.When I managed Intel’s Security Operations Center, I was also the Incident Commander for the company’s IT Emergency Response Process.  This is the team that takes charge whenever the company’s computer environment is being attacked.  I remember during a virus outbreak instructing the security operations team to track, isolate, and clean infected systems, and then turning to my intelligence section leader and asking him to go forth and determine whether the incident was simply a wild virus finding its way through the cracks or was it a directed attack specifically against our company.  The challenge I assigned the intelligence lead was so I could understand if the threat agent was specifically targeting Intel Corp with their malicious attacks or if we were simply caught in a broader net cast with a generic attack.  This would help me understand whether it was a fluke oversight in the configuration of our defenses or just the beginning of something far worse, potentially a directed campaign against our security infrastructure.Cost and scalability limits will constrain their use, but hunter teams are an important step forward for the industry.  Cyber security hunter teams have been in limited use for some time and are gaining momentum.  The results can be seen in the news.  Botnet takedowns, the breaking-up carding rings, shutting down of illegal fraud sites, malware author arrests, and the prosecution of insider theft and sabotage cases are possible because the attackers were targeted.  What are not publicized are the equally impressive results which occur quietly in defense of highly protected networks.  These teams can be valuable in identifying the root cause of problems, putting the puzzle pieces of seemingly disparate incidents together, identifying the offending attackers, reconnaissance for early alerting, and providing intelligence necessary to interdict and prosecute them.  Hunter teams can be a very powerful tool and effective in stopping some of the most grievous threats.These specialized capabilities come at a cost.  In order to succeed, a combination of brilliant talent, tools, support from legal, and in some cases partnership with law enforcement and industry partners/suppliers/customers, is required.  It is a significant investment to establish and maintain a team at a sufficient level to see worthwhile results.  Additionally, something intangible is needed; patience.  Even the most proficient team needs time to hunt and results can vary greatly.  Beyond costs, hunter teams also have a significant downside.  They are not very scalable.  Most teams work a single case or issue to closure.  Some teams can multi-task, but at a great loss of effectiveness.  I have been fortunate to be a part of a world class loss prevention team, specializing in detecting, tracking and prosecuting threat agents.  When on the hunt, teams are narrowly focused.  Timing is critical.  Proficiency matters.  Splitting attention to a multitude of separate cases is a recipe for disaster.  Compared to security operations teams, which can much more easily multitask and close issues with great speed, hunter teams seem to move in slow motion.  But what they lack in the quantity of case closures, they can make up for in results.  Overall, the high costs and the lack of scalability are tall barriers which prevent widespread adoption.Certain organizations, where the cost and scalability headaches are worth the additional security capabilities, should consider the use of hunter team’s.  Environments where assets are targeted by persistent, creative, and resourceful threat agents, seeking explicit objectives, from a specific target will benefit the most.  Identifying and understanding these dangerous and capable adversaries, who seek to undermine your security controls and compromise your environment, is an important step in countering massive potential damage.  This is not important to most, but for those organizations which are under the pressure of being targeted directly by skillful and motivated threat agents, hunter teams are a viable and attractive option.  I strongly suggest financial, defense, sensitive government, and high profile critical infrastructure organizations look into using them.  Additionally, I urge security providers and consulting firms to evaluate offering professional hunter team services.  The demand over time will continue to grow.Hunter teams are a necessity in the evolution of cyber security. They are a pivotal step forward, applying desired pressure to attackers.  Yet, they are not the final state. We will continue to evolve the practices and technology of targeting threat agents into something more scalable, affordable, and effective.  But for the time being, I welcome hunter teams to the playing field.  It is about time you showed up.  We really need you.  Happy hunting!last_img read more


first_img(REOPENS DEL 60) (REOPENS DEL 60) Mumbai Indians cricketers, West Indies Keiron Pollard (Rs 95,000,000 vs Rs 97,000,000) and Sri Lankas Lasith Malinga (Rs 75,000,000 vs Rs 81,000,000) also has a higher actual salary according to the BCCI list. Four players who were recently bought by Team Rajkot, namely Suresh Raina (Rs 125,000,000 vs Rs 95,000,000), Ravindra Jadeja (Rs 95,000,000 vs Rs 55,000,000), New Zealands Brendon McCullum (Rs 75,000,000 vs Rs 32,500,000) and Australias James Faulkner (Rs 55,000,000 vs Rs 51,000,000) were among those who had a lower actual salary. Team Punes Ajinkya Rahane (Rs 95,000,000 vs Rs 80,000,000) and Steven Smith (Rs 55,000,000 vs Rs 40,000,000) too were among the cricketers who would be paid less actual salary by their franchise according to the BCCI list. This is the first time since the introduction of the retention system in 2010 that BCCI have disclosed the actual remuneration paid to the retained players. The retention system allows teams to sign a certain number of players from their squad ahead of the auction. PTI ATK FKlast_img read more

11 days agoChelsea ace Willian: Weird having Lampard as manager

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Chelsea ace Willian: Weird having Lampard as managerby Paul Vegas11 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveWillian is happy having a former teammate in charge at Chelsea.Chelsea handed Frank Lampard the reins to his former club after Maurizio Sarri decided to join Juventus in the summer, and Willian is happy working with him.The Brazilian played alongside Lampard at Stamford Bridge between 2013 and 2014, and has revealed that he tipped his former colleague to make the leap into coaching.Willian said: “It’s a bit weird he is my boss now, but I am very happy to work with him again.“He has given me the confidence to play. He wants me to be happy.“He was an intelligent player, one of the best in his position. A quality player.“When you see players like him you can say maybe in the future, he can become a manager.“A part of the performances I have had in the past couple of games I have to dedicate to him.” last_img read more

West Ham vs Arsenal team news: No Ozil in Gunners squad

first_imgArsenal have made an emphatic start to 2019 and will seek to keep it going when they face West Ham in Premier League action on Saturday.Unai Emery’s side were dealt a stark reminder of how far behind the very elite they remain as they lost 5-1 to Liverpool in December but have bounced back in impressive form, recording thumping three-goal wins over Fulham and Blackpool.They remain very much in the hunt of the Champions League, and with Chelsea wobbling will aim to increase the pressure on their neighbours by winning against the Hammers. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Manuel Pellegrini’s side are up to 10th in the standings after a slow start to the season but have won only one of their last four. Game West Ham v Arsenal Date Saturday, January 12 Time 12:30pm GMT / 7:30am 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 Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League. It can be streamed on Sky Go. UK TV channel Online stream Sky Sports Main Event / Sky Sports Premier League Sky Go Squads & Team News Position West Ham players Goalkeepers Fabianski, Adrian, Trott Defenders Zabaleta, Cresswell, Diop, Masuaku, Ogbonna Midfielders Snodgrass, Noble, Rice, Felipe Anderson, Obiang, Coventry, Powell, Holland Forwards Antonio, Arnautovic, Carroll, Diangana, Perez Samir Nasri starts for West Ham against former club Arsenal in what is his first Premier League appearance since August 2016.There’s also a place in the XI for Marko Arnautovic, despite reports that he is considering a lucrative switch to China.Elsewhere, Manuel Pellegrini goes with the same back four that started the 2-2 draw with Brighton in the FA Cup last time out.West Ham XI: Fabianski; Zabaleta, Ogbonna, Diop, Cresswell; Rice, Noble; Antonio, Nasri, Anderson; Arnautovic.Subs: Adrian, Masuaku, Obiang, Snodgrass, Diangana, Lucas Perez, Carroll. Position Arsenal squad Goalkeepers Cech, Leno, Martinez Defenders Sokratis, Koscielny, Lichtsteiner, Jenkinson, Kolasinac, Medley, Pleguezuelo Midfielders Elneny, Ramsey, Torreira, Maitland-Niles, Guendouzi, Xhaka, Willock Forwards Iwobi, Saka, Lacazette, Aubameyang, Nketiah The headline team news for Arsenal centres around the absence of Mesut Ozil from the matchday squad.It’s unclear why he’s been left out at this stage, with Unai Emery opting for an attacking trio of Alex Iwobi, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette.Laurent Koscielny and Shkodran Mustafi also return to the starting XI having been rested for the 3-0 FA Cup win over Blackpool.Arsenal XI: Leno; Mustafi, Koscielny, Sokratis; Maitland-Niles, Xhaka, Guendouzi, Kolasinac; Iwobi, Aubameyang, Lacazette.Subs: Cech, Bellerin, Lichtsteiner, Monreal, Torreira, Ramsey, Nketiah.Betting & Match Odds Arsenal are priced as 21/20 favourites with bet365. West Ham can be backed at 5/2 and a draw is 3/1.Click here to see all of bet 365’s offers for the game, including goalscoring markets, correct score predictions and more. Match Preview Mesut Ozil Arsenal 2018Departures are currently on the agenda for both Arsenal and West Ham as they prepare for their second Premier League outings of 2019.Aaron Ramsey is set to depart the Gunners for Juventus on a Bosman deal in the summer, much to the chagrin of Martin Keown, who branded their inactivity regarding the Welshman “astonishing”.“If Arsenal are admitting they are only able to sign loan players, then it is staggering that they are happy to let one of their prized assets leave for nothing,” he told the Daily Mail. “Ramsey has conducted himself with great dignity this season but it is astonishing that Arsenal, a powerhouse in the English game, could not put together a package to keep him.”Meanwhile, the Hammers are facing a fight to retain the services of Marko Arnautovic, their leading marksman and a striker who has been linked with a lucrative move to the Chinese Super League.Manuel Pellegrini claims there is “no news” in the wake of speculation of a £35m ($45m) bid and believes the Austria international will remain a threat on Saturday.“He will have his head in the right place for the game against Arsenal,” the Chilean stated before admitting: “Marko is a player of our team, players of his quality will be wanted by other clubs. I want to keep him of course, but you never know what might happen in the future.”If the Hammers are to cause an upset on Saturday, as they have already done against Manchester United at home this season, they will have to reverse a nasty recent trend against their London rivals.Arsenal have won five of the last six meetings between the clubs, with the exception a 0-0 draw in the Premier League last season. Arnautovic gave West Ham the lead when they went to the Emirates earlier this season, but a Nacho Monreal equaliser and a stoppage-time striker from Danny Welbeck sandwiched an Issa Diop own goal as the Gunners ran out 3-1 winners. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

IPL 2019: Royal Challengers Bangalore lose Dale Steyn to shoulder injury

first_img India Today Web Desk BengaluruApril 25, 2019UPDATED: April 25, 2019 14:47 IST IPL 2019: Dale Steyn played only two matches for RCB before pulling out with a shoulder injury ( Courtesy by BCCI)HIGHLIGHTSDale Steyn has been advised rest due to shoulder inflammation, RCB saidSteyn joined RCB midway during IPL 2019 and played only two matchesSteyn had picked up 4 wickets in two matches and played a key role in RCB’s win over CSKRoyal Challengers Bangalore fast bowler Dale Steyn has been ruled out of the remainder of Indian Premier League 2019 due to an inflammation on his shoulder, the IPL franchise confirmed on Thursday.Steyn had missed Royal Challengers Bangalore’s 17-run win over Kings XI Punjab on Wednesday at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium due to the shoulder injury.”Dale Steyn has been prescribed with ample rest due to inflammation in his shoulder. On account of state of his health, Dale will not be available to take part further in the ongoing season of IPL,” RCB said in a statement.”His presence has helped the team immensely and we are very thankful for the inspiration and passion that he brought to the squad. The team will deeply miss his energy and presence around. We wish him a speedy recovery and all the luck for all future endeavours.”Dale Steyn joined Royal Challengers Bangalore midway during the ongoing season of IPL as a replacement to injured Australian pace bowler Nathan Coulter-Nile. Steyn played only two matches for RCB but made an immediate impact by leading the bowling unit that had looked ordinary until his arrival.Steyn picked 2 for 40 on his return to IPL after a three-year absence in RCB’s thrilling win over Kolkata Knight Riders on Apirl 19. He led RCB to a famous win over Chennai Super Kings at home on April 21.Steyn played a massive role in RCB’s thrilling one-run win over Chennai Super Kings on April 21. With figures of 2 for 29, Steyn rattled CSK top-order, removing Shane Watson and Suresh Raina in successive deliveries as early as the first over in their succesfull defence of 161.advertisementAlso Read | Watch: Royal Challengers Bangalore euphoric after 3rd straight win in IPL 2019Also Read | Virat Kohli elated after RCB win again: Losing six in a row really hurt usAlso Read | Virat Kohli mocks R Ashwin over Mankading in explosive send-offAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow Dale SteynFollow Royal Challengers BangaloreFollow IPL 2019 IPL 2019: Royal Challengers Bangalore lose Dale Steyn to shoulder injuryIndian Premier League 2019: Dale Steyn had missed Royal Challengers Bangalore’s home match against Kings XI Punjab on Wednesday due to an injury to his shoulder. An inflammation on the pacer’s shoulder has ruled him out of the remainder of the seasonadvertisementlast_img read more