Community Shield: Arsenal stars quarantined ahead of Liverpool clash

first_imgArsenal’s Community Shield plans have been hit by up to four players reportedly returning late to training after self-isolating. Mikel Arteta’s FA Cup winners face Premier League champions Liverpool in Saturday’s traditional curtain-raiser to the season at Wembley. But Gunners boss Arteta says “it’s not an ideal moment to play”, with some of his players having been in quarantine. Mikel Arteta highlighted the fact that Saturday’s Community Shielf clash comes ‘right in the middle’ of Arsenal’s mini pre-season Goalkeeper Emilano Martinez, who impressed during the restart after Bernd Leno’s injury, has been self-isolating following a holiday in Portugal. The Argentine is free to play on Saturday after his quarantine period ended – however he was forced to return late to pre-season training, and could find he has lost his place to Leno. Another player self-isolating is imminent signing Gabriel Magalhaes, according to The Sun. The publication says Gabriel is in quarantine in the UK as the 22-year-old centre-half waits to complete a £25million transfer from Lille. Two more unnamed players are also self-isolating, according to Mail Online. The new Premier League campaign does not start until September 12, with last season having only concluded in July due to the coronavirus pandemic. Arteta suggested this weekend was not the best time for the Community Shield clash, which normally takes place a week before the league campaign begins. “We’ve been through all the different moments with the restrictions and rules from the government and Premier League testing,” said the Arsenal boss. “It’s all so unexpected what is going to happen from day to day. “But we are trying to adapt and to get the team in the best possible shape to compete on Saturday. Bernd Leno could win back his place after Emiliano Martinez was forced to return late to pre-season training Read Also: Henderson urges Liverpool to make statement against Arsenal “We’ve only had two training sessions and this game comes right in the middle of our mini pre-season, so it’s not an ideal moment to play.” With Martinez having returned late to training, Leno could get the nod to play in goal on Saturday, having fully recovered from a knee injury. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… center_img Promoted Content12 Iconic Actors Whose Careers Were Stunted By A Single MovieDisney’s Live-Action Simba Was Based On The Cutest Lion Cub Ever2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year7 Most Beautiful Indian Top Models EverWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Can Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?6 TV Shows That Got Better After A Major Character Had Left7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?What’s Up With All The Female Remakes?last_img read more

Use-of-force cases still a problem

first_imgThe Los Angeles Police Department continues to need to improve its investigation of use-of-force cases – particularly officer-involved shootings – to satisfy the terms of a federal consent decree, a court-appointed monitor reported Thursday. Kroll Associates’ audit said that while the LAPD has made substantial improvements in transforming the department, there still have been several cases in which inadequate or improper interviews have occurred in use-of-force cases. It noted that improper techniques also have been used in booking evidence and, in one case, a witness was allowed to leave a scene without being properly interviewed. The monitors said there also have been instances in which officers were not separated before they could be interviewed in connection with the cases. rick.orlov@dailynews.com 213-978-0390160Want 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 MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre The audit also raised questions over the amount of time officers are allowed to serve in anti-gang units, as well as their supervision. It was controversy over the Rampart Division’s anti-gang units that led to the federal consent decree. But despite those issues, the monitors found general departmentwide compliance – particularly with the biggest aspect of the Teams II computer system. The system was rolled out in July and appears to be meeting its goal of tracking officers, complaints and other incidents, the audit said. And even more importantly, the monitors said it appears the department is increasingly embracing reform. “As LAPD continues to make strides toward substantial compliance with the individual areas of reform, it is important to recognize the difference between transactional and transformative change,” the report said. last_img read more

Existing Home Sales Move at Their Slowest Pace

first_imgExisting Home Sales Move at Their Slowest Pace Demand Existing-Home Sales Home Prices homes HOUSING Inventory NAR Supply 2018-08-22 Alison Rich in Daily Dose, Data, Featured, News August 22, 2018 688 Views center_img Share Existing-home sales maintained their downward march for the fourth straight month in July, marking their most sluggish pace in more than two years, the National Association of Realtors (NAR) reports. Of all the major regions, the West was the sole one to post an uptick in July sales.All told, existing-home sales—completed transactions that include single-family homes, townhomes, condominiums, and co-ops—backpedaled 0.7 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.34 million in July from 5.38 million in June. Including last month’s drop, sales today stand at 1.5 percent below a year ago and have dipped on annual basis for five months in a row, NAR says.Danielle Hale, Chief Economist for Realtor.com, weighed in on NAR’s report, noting that July sales dropped despite measured improvement in total June inventory.“While data from Realtor.com shows that pricier markets are seeing greater availability of homes for sale, the mismatch between the price of what’s available and what homebuyers are looking for is holding back sales this year,” she said.Steady home-price gains have also helped steadily shrink demand, said Lawrence Yun, Chief Economist at NAR. “Led by a notable decrease in closings in the Northeast, existing-home sales trailed off again last month, sliding to their slowest pace since February 2016 at 5.21 million,” he said. “Too many would-be buyers are either being priced out or are deciding to postpone their search until more homes in their price range come onto the market.”Accounting for all housing types, the median existing-home price in July was $269,600, up 4.5 percent from July 2017 ($258,100). Last month’s increase represents the 77th straight month of year-over-year growth, NAR notes.Total housing stock at the close of July declined 0.5 percent to 1.92 million existing homes available for sale. That figure is unchanged from a year ago. At the current sales pace, unsold inventory sits at a 4.3-month supply—also flat from the prior year.By and large, properties sat on the market for 27 days in July, up a digit from 26 days in June but down from 30 days a year ago. Fifty-five percent of houses sold in July stayed on the market for under a month, the report indicated.Although sale prices continue climbing, the growth rate has dampened since earlier this year, Hale says. That chasm, she said, could spell change ahead: “While list prices remain quite elevated, up 9 percent from a year ago, this gap could be indicative of a shift in the market, and sellers will want to take note.”last_img read more

Turkish Airlines launches AntalyaLondon direct flights

first_imgLondon best pest control National flag carrier Turkish Airlines (THY) has launched daily direct flights between London’s Gatwick Airport and Turkey’s Mediterranean resort city of Antalya. The first flight was conducted on Sunday, celebrated with a drawing awarding free round-trip tickets to two passengers, a statement by THY said Monday.Daily direct flights to the holiday hot spot will continue until Oct. 26.“With a combination of stunning scenery, excellent weather and world class golf courses to offer, it’s easy to understand why Antalya is such a popular destination for thousands of British holidaymakers each year,” said Celal Baykal, the carrier’s general manager in London.In January, THY launched direct flights between the capital Ankara and London.THY currently offers direct flights from Turkey to five airports in the United Kingdom, namely Heathrow, Gatwick, Birmingham, Manchester in Britain and Edinburgh airport in Scotland.Over 46 million tourists visited Turkey in 2018, an 18 percent increase from the previous year. With 12.4 million visitors last year, Antalya was the second most-popular destination, after Istanbul with 13.4 million tourists.Founded in 1933, Turkish Airlines flies to more than 300 destinations in over 120 countries – 49 domestic and 257 international.The carrier served 10.85 million passengers in the first two months of this year. In the two-month period, the total number of passengers carried by Turkish Airlines rose 0.4 percent year-on-year.THY served 75.2 million passengers last year, while the initial aim was to carry up to 74 million. The total number of passengers the company flew was up 10 percent year-on-year in 2018. The airline now aims to carry 80 million passengers this year, including 33 million on domestic and 47 million on international flights.last_img read more