Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 12 Nov 2019 11:52 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link113Shares Unai Emery is really struggling for results with Arsenal (Picture: Getty Images)There have been calls from fans and former players for Emery to be sacked, but Merson does not see that happening now that we are into the international break and that Arsenal have a favourable run of fixtures ahead of them.The Gunners’ next four Premier League games are Southampton (h), Norwich (a), Brighton (h), West Ham (a), before hosting Manchester City.Merson believes that this would have been the perfect time to replace the Spaniard and that he has been lucky to keep his job.‘Looking at what’s to come with Arsenal, the fixtures, I think he’s there for the long run,’ continued the former England international.‘I think this was a prime [time] to say ‘right, let’s get someone in, this hasn’t worked, bring a manager in, got five or six unbelievable football games to come up, get off to a great start, and then we go from there.‘I think he’s very fortunate.’Reports suggest that the Arsenal board have given Emery until New Year’s Day, when his side host Manchester United, to turn things around.If the Gunners are not in with a realistic chance of the top four by that stage, he may well face the sack.MORE: Arsenal players have given up on Unai Emery and the board are ready to sack him, says Emmanuel PetitMORE: Arsenal board give ultimatum to Unai Emery Advertisement Paul Merson says Arsenal are deteriorating under Unai Emery but he will not be sacked any time soon Arsenal were dejected after defeat to Leicester on Saturday (Picture: Getty Images)Arsenal are not only bad at defending, but are now below par in attack as well, according to club legend Paul Merson.The Gunners are enduring a poor run of results which has seen them go without a win in their last five matches and manager Unai Emery come under immense pressure.Recent Premier League defeats to Sheffield United and Leicester City have left Arsenal eight points adrift of the top four and in something of a crisis of confidence.The defence has come in for criticism for many months, but Merson now believes that Arsenal’s once potent attack has been dragged down to the level of the rest of the team.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘I don’t see any change at Arsenal,’ Merson told Sky Sports. ‘They don’t keep clean sheets, they let in goals for fun and do you know the worst thing about it now?‘They don’t even really look like scoring goals, which is the thing with me, with Arsenal, they always looked like they were going to score goals, even though they would be ropy at the back.‘But I don’t see that happening now.’ Advertisement Comment
Infrastructure, Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf joined Main Street Hanover Executive Director Justine Trucksess and other community leaders on a tour of downtown Hanover celebrating the vibrancy of Pennsylvania’s historic communities.“Communities like Hanover are the backbone of our commonwealth. They serve as a reminder of where we’re from and hold the key to our future,” said Gov. Wolf. “At the state, we take pride in providing support to organizations like Main Street Hanover. But, we also recognize that revitalization needs to be a grassroots initiative, with the organization relying on volunteers with extraordinary vision giving selflessly of their time.”The Wolf Administration has supported Main Street Hanover’s initiatives to build a lively, welcoming downtown corridor through two grants totaling $100,750 for a façade improvement program and architectural study, as well as a $25,000 grant for a downtown streetscaping design and beautification study. A $1.4 million Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program grant will complement these efforts by transforming a key downtown building formerly occupied by Montgomery Ward into a multiuse building housing a restaurant and apartments. On the tour, Gov. Wolf visited several of the businesses supported by the façade grants and made stops at the Miscreation Brewing Company, the Hanover Area Arts Guild and the former Montgomery Ward building.“Main Street Hanover has been working hard to improve downtown Hanover for the past 8 years. It is an honor to share that work and our plans for the future with Governor Wolf,” said Trucksess. “Following the 4-point Main Street Approach, this volunteer-driven effort supported by the Borough of Hanover and the Hanover Area Chamber of commerce, works closely with the downtown business community to improve the economic capacity of our community core.”Main Street Hanover is one of 14 accredited Keystone Main Street Programs, a program coordinated by the Pennsylvania Downtown Center and managed through the Department of Community and Economic Development. August 06, 2019 Governor Wolf Celebrates Vibrant Pennsylvania Communities on Tour of Downtown Hanover SHARE Email Facebook Twitter
A draft of the National Climate Assessment Report took center stage Monday in a public comment forum focusing on climate change and its impact on issues ranging from water supplies to rising sea levels.Focus · Arnold Schwarzenegger urged the importance of recognizing climate change on Monday at the Price School of Public Policy. — Ralf Cheung | Daily TrojanThe forum, hosted by former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and the USC Schwarzenegger Institute in partnership with the USC Center for Sustainable Cities, brought together some of the nation’s most prominent scientists and local leaders to discuss the effects of climate change. The forum’s goal was to not only raise awareness about the NCAR, but also to elevate the discussion beyond the paper and into the lives and minds of policymakers, opinion leaders and constituents.During the opening remarks, Schwarzenegger stressed the importance of listening to the voices of our nation’s experts on the pivotal issue of climate change, likening their diagnosis to the opinions one would receive from a doctor after a yearly physical.“If we are smart, we listen to our doctors, and if we are stupid, we ignore our doctors and it takes a heart attack to realize that we should listen,” Schwarzenegger said. “The National Climate Assessment Report is our physical and these scientists can give us a prescription for what we need to do to improve our climate. It is our duty to listen to them and encourage action — action all over the country.”Hilda Blanco, interim director of the Center for Sustainable Cities and professor at the Price School, reached out to the Price School following the release of a draft of the NCAR and asked them to hold a public comment session to draw more attention to the report before the period for public comment expires on April 12.The panel of experts featured a variety of scientists who discussed the staggering impact of climate change on the Southwestern region of the United States. The primary topics covered included melting sea ice, increasing wildfires, declining water supply, increasing risk of health problems and threats to coastal populations in the form of floods and erosion.Following a presentation by each scientist, the floor was opened to public comments from a variety of stakeholders who shared their strategies for both adapting to and altering the impacts of climate change. Strategies shared included influencing policymakers, increasing public partcipation, building more energy-efficient homes and better managing of shared resources such as water.Axel Hellman, a freshman majoring in policy, planning and development, said it was inspiring to see important figures in the political and scientific community reach out to the public.“It was good to see Governor Schwarzenegger speak, and the scientists had very important things to say about getting the public to pay attention to [climate change],” Hellman said. “I’m very glad that this sort of event is happening to address that challenge.”Pablo Mondal, a doctorate student studying management and organization, said the data presented was powerful motivation for action.“The more focus you have on the data, the better,” Mondal said. “The most helpful part is when the scientists talk about specific applications, so that the issue seems real.”Following the event, Schwarzenegger sent a letter to members of Congress urging them to listen to the findings presented at the public forum comment and take action.“It is more than clear that the science is in, the debate is over and the time for bold action is now,” Schwarzenegger said. “This report is our wake-up call — please consider its message and find a path forward.”Schwarzenegger will be returning to the university on April 30 to host a bipartisan immigration reform forum.