Arsenal will be keen to get back to winning ways when they lock horns with London rivals Chelsea at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday.Unai Emery’s side suffered a 1-0 defeat to West Ham in their last outing, a result which widened the gap to the Blues in fourth place.However, they have a chance to regain some ground in the hunt for Champions League qualification when they welcome Maurizio Sarri’s side to north London. 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? Chelsea recovered from their Carabao Cup loss to Tottenham last week by beating Newcastle United 2-1 at Stamford Bridge and they will be hoping to move up to third with a win over the Gunners. Game Arsenal vs Chelsea Date Saturday, January 19 Time 5:30pm GMT / 12:30pm ET Stream (US only) fuboTV (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 NBC / NBC fuboTV (7-day free trial) In the United Kingdom (UK), the game will be shown live on TV via BT Sport 1 and it can be streamed live online using the BT Sport app. UK TV channel Online stream BT Sport 1 BT Sport app Squads & Team News Position Arsenal squad Goalkeepers Cech, Leno, Martinez Defenders Bellerin, Sokratis, Koscielny, Mustafi, Lichtsteiner, Monreal, Jenkinson, Kolasinac, Medley, Mavropanos, Osei-Tutu, Pleguezuelo Midfielders Elneny, Ramsey, Ozil, Torreira, Maitland-Niles, Iwobi, Guendouzi, Xhaka, Smith Rowe, Willock, Saka, Gilmour Forwards Lacazette, Aubameyang, Nketiah, John-Jules Arsenal have a number of enforced absences, with Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Danny Welbeck and Rob Holding missing due to injuries.Mkhitaryan is out with a broken metatarsal, but is expected to be available in a week’s time for the Gunners’ FA Cup clash with Manchester United. Holding is laid low with a knee injury and Welbeck is nursing an ankle complaint.Mesut Ozil has missed out in recent fixtures and speculation has intensified over his future, but he returns to the bench on derby day.Arsenal XI: Leno, Bellerin, Sokratis, Koscielny, Kolasinac, Xhaka, Guendouzi, Torreira, Ramsey, Aubameyang, Lacazette.Subs: Cech, Mustafi, Monreal, Maitland-Niles, Elneny, Ozil, Iwobi. Position Chelsea squad Goalkeepers Kepa, Caballero, Green Defenders Rudiger, Alonso, Moses, Zappacosta, Cahill, Luiz, Christensen, Azpilicueta, Emerson, Ampadu Midfielders Jorginho, Drinkwater, Kante, Barkley, Loftus-Cheek, Kovacic, Hazard, Pedro, Willian, Hudson-Odoi Forwards Morata, Giroud While Alvaro Morata has recovered from a hamstring problem, the Spain international is not involved.Ruben Loftus-Cheek misses out with a back problem, while Gary Cahill – another player linked with an exit from Stamford Bridge – has been left out of the matchday squad.Chelsea XI: Kepa, Azpilicueta, Luiz, Rudiger, Alonso, Kante, Jorginho, Kovacic, Willian, Pedro, Hazard.Subs: Caballero, Christensen, Emerson, Ampadu, Barkley, Hudson-Odoi, Giroud.Betting & Match Odds Chelsea are considered favourites, with bet365 giving odds of 11/8 on a Blues triumph at the Emirates. Arsenal are rated 21/10 to win, while a draw is available at 13/5.Click here to see more offers for the game, including goalscoring markets, correct score predictions and more. Match Preview Chelsea came out on top when the sides met last August – with Marcos Alonso’s late strike securing a 3-2 victory at Stamford Bridge – but while they might hold a psychological edge over the Gunners, Sarri is anticipating an entirely different experience on Saturday.”In August [against Arsenal], it was a different match,” the former Napoli coach said. “They have changed in the last seven or eight matches, but we learned that they have really very dangerous movements in the offensive phase without the ball.”I think we can be dangerous against this opponent but we have to defend with a very high level of application and attention for 95 minutes.”The Gunners come into the game a wounded animal and their defeat against West Ham means that they have registered just two wins in their last five matches in all competitions.With an FA Cup clash against Manchester United up next as well as an encounter with Manchester City in the league on the horizon, they will be eager to build their confidence and gather some momentum with a home win. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.
LOS ANGELES, CA – NOVEMBER 07: Head coach Clay Helton of the USC Trojans before the game against the Arizona Wildcats at Los Angeles Coliseum on November 7, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)USC’s football program announced this afternoon a decision on the Trojans’ head coach, Clay Helton, following the end of the regular season.Helton, in somewhat of a surprise, will be returning to the sideline in 2019.USC athletic director Lynn Swann announced the decision with a statement.“Clay Helton is our head coach and he will continue to be our head coach,” Swann said in a statement.Here’s the full release:“Clay Helton is our head coach and he will continue to be our head coach.”USC AD Lynn Swann explains his decision in a letter to the #TrojanFamily. #FightOn pic.twitter.com/wjr1VMv28w— USC Trojans (@USC_Athletics) November 25, 2018This is a surprising decision, but not a shocking one. ESPN’s Chris Fowler and Kirk Herbstreit hinted at the possibility of Helton returning during their broadcast of the USC-Notre Dame game on Saturday night.USC would reportedly have to give Helton a gigantic buyout if the Trojans were to fire him, too, and giving him at least one more season would bring that number down.Still, there will be plenty of USC fans upset with the decision to bring Helton back. Several top boosters had reportedly been pressuring the Trojans to make a change.
The Best American Liqueur The Manual Spirit Awards 2019: The Best Craft Liquor Made in America Getting to Know Rhum Agricole, Rum’s Grassy Sibling Swill is our bi-monthly column dedicated to liquor, wine, beer, and every other delicious dram that falls under the broader umbrella of booze. But it’s more than just tasting notes scribbled on a cocktail napkin — Swill is about getting outside of your comfort zone, trying new things, and exploring the big, wide world of libations. One week you might catch us halfway through a bottle of single-malt scotch, and the week after that we might be buzzing on some Ugandan moonshine made from bananas. This column is just one big boozy adventure, so grab yourself a glass and join us for another round.Ever have one of those awkward moments where you think she’s 18, but come to find out she’s waaay younger? I mean, I’m usually a pretty good at judging age, but a couple weekends ago I experienced this exact situation — with a bottle of bourbon whiskey.I was at a trade show for Northwestern distillers, at a booth for a distillery called 2Bar Spirits. After a first sip that left me feeling weak in the knees, I asked the guy behind the counter how long it was aged for. His reply? Thirteen months.I almost spit out my drink. Here I was, getting all googly-eyed over a glass of hooch that tasted old enough to vote, and this guy tells me it’s just barely over a year old. My mind was blown. What kind of black magic was this?Turns out, it wasn’t black magic at all; it was just 2Bar’s unorthodox aging process. Not only do these guys mash, ferment, and distill their booze from the ground up using locally-grown grains; they also age it in smaller barrels — just 15 gallons instead of the usual 55 gallon variety that most distillers use.What’s the advantage of aging in smaller casks? Well, aside from the fact that you can carry more of ’em on a forklift, smaller-volume barrels tend to speed up the aging process and help the booze develop flavors an accelerated rate. The reason bourbon makers leave their elixir in barrels for 8 to 12 years is because when you’re aging 55-gallons of whiskey, it takes a long time for the booze to extract tannins and vanillins from the charred oak. With a smaller barrel though, you get a higher surface-area-to-liquor ratio, so the chemical reactions needed to mellow the alcohol and develop the flavor profile occur more rapidly. Therefore, all those wonderful oaky flavors that would take years to achieve in a full-size 55-gallon barrel can be achieved in just a few months.Now to be fair, 2Bar isn’t the only distillery that does this — but in my humble opinion they’re doing it better than a lot of distilleries that are decades older. The company is barely two years old, and already they’re making some of the best young bourbon I’ve had in recent memory. I can’t wait to see what they’re producing a few years from now.Go find yourself a bottle. Immediately. You’ll be blown away. What is Bourbon? A Brief History of America’s Whiskey Hillrock Estate Distillery Is Making Some of the Best Whiskey in America Editors’ Recommendations
New Delhi: The wreckage of the AN-32 aircraft of the Indian Air Force was spotted on Tuesday 16 km north of Lipo in Arunachal Pradesh, eight days after it went missing after taking off from Assam’s Jorhat.The aircraft had 13 people on board and the IAF said efforts are on to establish the status of the occupants. “The wreckage of the aircraft was spotted today 16 km north of Lipo, northeast of Tato at an approximate elevation of 12,000 ft by the IAF Mi-17 helicopter undertaking search in the expanded search zone,” the IAF said in a statement. Also Read – IAF receives its first Rafale fighter jet from France”Efforts are now continuing to establish the status of occupants and establish survivors. Further details will be communicated as the recovery actions progress,” it said. The Russian-origin AN-32 aircraft lost contact on the afternoon of June 3 after taking off from Jorhat for Menchuka advanced landing ground near the border with China. A total of eight aircrew and five passengers were on board the aircraft. The AN-32 is a twin-engine turboprop transport aircraft and the IAF currently operates a sizeable number of it. Also Read – Cosmology trio win Nobel Physics PrizeThe IAF launched a massive operation to trace the missing aircraft but the search was badly hit by poor weather conditions. The assets deployed for the operation included Sukhoi-30 aircraft in addition to a fleet of C-130J and AN-32 planes and Mi-17 and ALH helicopters. The ground forces included troops from the Army, Indo Tibetan Border Police and state police. ISRO’s Cartosat and RISAT satellites were also used to take images of the area around Menchuka.
OTTAWA — The federal government’s most recent “jobs and growth” budget will wind up costing Canada both jobs and economic growth over the next few years, the Parliamentary Budget Officer says in a new report.The PBO’s latest estimates on the impact of the 2013 budget handed down in March show the cumulative impact will be to reduce economic growth by 0.12% and job creation by 14,000 by 2016.Government spending will act as a drag on economic growth, rather than a stimulusCombining the latest budget measures with the cutbacks unveiled in 2012 means there will be 62,000 fewer jobs in 2016, rising to 67,000 fewer in 2017, than might otherwise be the case without the cuts.The PBO cautions the estimates do not mean the cutbacks will result in a loss of jobs, but that employment will be lower than it might have been absent the measures. In economic speak, that means that government spending will act as a drag on economic growth, rather than a stimulus.The report, released on the same day the government will table legislation to enact the budget, notes that revised spending levels in the latest economic blueprint will have a minimal positive impact on jobs — actually a statistically meaningless net gain of one this year and next — but the longer-term effect is fewer jobs in 2015, 2016 and 2017.The report also projects that the economy will grow at a slower rate than Finance Minister Jim Flaherty counts on in the March budget — by 1.5 and 1.9% this year and next, compared with the budget estimate of 1.6 and 2.5% respectively — but this will not undermine Ottawa’s plans to balance to budget in 2015.In fact, the PBO calculates that the government will report an even bigger surplus — $3.7-billion rather than $800-million — in the critical 2015-16 year when the Harper government is due to face the electorate in a fall vote. That’s because it believes Flaherty has built-in a bigger-than-needed fund for downside economic risk, and because of rising employment insurance premiums.“Based on PBO’s current economic outlook and measures and revisions … PBO projects a significant improvement in the government’s budgetary balance over the medium term,” the report states.“PBO projects a budgetary deficit of $25-billion in 2012-13, which improves over the projection horizon, resulting in a budgetary surplus of $7.6-billion in 2017-18.”The lower growth profile will result in unemployment remaining above seven per cent until 2016 and the Bank of Canada maintaining its current low interest rate setting until the spring of 2015.The report is the first major analysis of the economy and government finances under interim PBO head Sonia L’Heureux, who replaced Kevin Page last month.The new breakdown will likely both be welcomed and ruffle some feathers inside the government, which has been critical of Page’s work for years.While the estimate of job losses will grate, the PBO broadly agrees with Flaherty’s contention he will be in position to balance the budget in a few years. In fact, once the budget risk adjustment is removed, the report says be about US$2.5-billion further in the black by then.The Canadian Press
Vorachot Kraisri, the driver of another tour bus, told police there were four coaches taking over 100 Sri Lankan to the floating market in Damnoen Saduak district. The buses were heading to Nakhon Pathom when one of them, driven by Boonma Nachaikham, crashed.Mr Boonma, 38, tried to overtake a 10-wheeled truck and veered off the road, said Vorachot, whose bus was following the ill-fated vehicle, stopped to assist victims and alert police. Investigators planned to Mr Boonma. A group of Sri Lanka tourists were among 22 people hurt when their tour bus overturned in a ditch in Ratchaburi’s Photharam district in Thailand this afternoon, the Bangkok Post reported.The coach was returning from the Damnoen Saduak floating market when the driver lost control while overtaking another vehicle, careening into the gulch along Phetkasem Road in tambon Nong Pho, said Pol Lt Pradit Khongprem, a duty officer at Photharam police station, who was alerted around 2pm on Thursday. The injured passengers, mostly Sri Lanka tourists, and Thai driver were hurt and rushed to Photharam Hospital, said police. They were among 34 people on board. Police and rescue workers found many tourists trapped in the overturned coach but all were rescued. Ratchaburi governor Surapol Sawaengsak rushed to the scene and ordered officials to take good care of the injured tourists. He arranged vans to take the unhurt tourists to their destination. (Colombo Gazette)
“We need to get a transitional authority in the country as soon as possible, and all the parties agree that this is imperative – that speed is of the essence,” said Ahmad Fawzi, a spokesman for Lakhdar Brahimi, the chief UN envoy for Afghanistan. Mr. Brahimi, who is Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s Special Representative, along with his Deputy, Francesc Vendrell, and the eight other members of the official UN delegation, have already arrived in the town of Petersberg, where they have been conducting bilateral meetings with the participants on the format of the talks, the opening ceremony and the agenda. Afghan groups have also been consulting with each other.The principals attending the talks will include 11 representatives from the United Front, 11 from the Rome group and three each from the Peshawar and Cyprus groups, according to a provisional list released by the UN. The names of three women are on the list of the attendees. In addition to the Afghan participants, 18 countries and the European Union have requested accreditation as observers to the talks.In a related development, a meeting of Afghan civil society groups is scheduled to open on Thursday in Bonn. That event is expected to attract up to 50 representatives of non-governmental organizations (NGOs), academics, journalists, professionals, women’s organizations and members of the Afghan diaspora.
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What happens if you set up a rule in Microsoft Outlook to forward messages sent to someone else to your own email account when the content of those messages mention your name? Well, it depends, but in the case of one IRS employee, it’s got him convicted of violating federal wiretapping laws.Here’s what went down. David Szymuszkiewicz, a former IRS worker and a man whose last name we won’t go through the nightmare of typing again, was afraid for his job. He’d recently had his license suspended for drunk driving, and considering his job at the IRS required him to drive to the homes of delinquent tax payers, that was a problem.David’s solution? He snuck into his boss’s office and set up a rule under his boss’s Outlook that would forward him any emails that mentioned his name.Smart! Except dumb: the rule was quickly sniffed out, and David fired for the transgression… but because this is the government, it soon went much, much further than that. How far? He was brought up on charges.But which charges? Was he charged under the Wiretap Act for intercepting messages (a far worse crime) or the Store Communications Act for copying them? Both are debatable, but ultimately, Dave was convicted of the former, yet still seems to have garnered the judge’s compassion… he only got 18 months probation.Honestly, we’re glad to hear it. Sounds like Dave might be prone to stupidity, but rotting in jail for what was likely intended to be a bit of preservative eaves dropping is pushing things.Read more at Ars Technica