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first_imgJoe Willock reavels how Dani Ceballos has impressed Arsenal squad in training Dani Ceballos has made an impressive start to his career at Arsenal (Picture: Getty)Arsenal midfielder Joe Willock admits Dani Ceballos’ Man of the Match display against Burnley came as no surprise to his team-mates – because he’s a top performer in training.The Spaniard put in an impressive display on his full debut for the Gunners and provided two assists in Arsenal’s 2-1 win against Burnley.Ceballos joined the club a fortnight before the transfer window closed and he opted to move to the Emirates ahead of north London rivals Tottenham.Arsenal fans were more than pleased with what they saw from the midfielder on his full debut but Willock insists it was not a shock to the rest of the squad as Ceballos has been so impressive behind closed doors.ADVERTISEMENT Comment Ceballos’ play has impressed in training (Picture: Getty)‘Dani’s a top player,’ said Willock.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘We see it every day in training, he’s just brilliant. He’s very technical.‘He showed on Saturday how good he is going to be and what he will bring to the team. It was a good performance from him. He was top class.‘And every day he’s getting fitter, every day he’s getting better.’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 ArsenalReal Madrid refused to include a right to buy clause in Ceballos’ move to Arsenal and it’s unclear whether the Gunners will have the opportunity to purchase the midfielder at the end of his loan spell at the club.Ceballos is valued at around £45m but Real’s refusal suggests they see a future for the Spain U21 midfielder at the Bernabeu.MORE: Luka Jovic denies reports he’s already set to leave Real Madrid following £62m arrival Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 21 Aug 2019 3:24 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link136Shares Advertisementlast_img read more

first_imgShuttle tankers operator Knutsen NYK Offshore Tankers (KNOT) has been awarded a contract to build two LNG-fueled shuttle tankers for Italy’s oil and gas company Eni. Illustration: A KNOT tanker / Image by Darren Hillman – Shared under the CC BY-ND 2.0 licenseKNOW said last Friday that the two new 124,000 DWT LNG-fueled shuttle tankers would be built by Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering shipyard in South Korea with delivery in mid-2022. The vessels will operate in North Sea under time-charter contract for a maximum period of ten years.These vessels will be able to reduce emissions of CO2 equivalents significantly compared to conventional oil-fueled shuttle tankers, through using LNG as the primary fuel and further utilized the energy recovered from volatile organic compounds. There will also be installed a battery package to save energy during DP operation.President and CEO of KNOT, Trygve Seglem, said: “We are pleased to announce that KNOT and Eni extend their partnership in the North Sea with two new LNG shuttle tankers.“Eni, through their ownership in Vår Energi has many interests in North Sea gas and oil fields and is thus one of the major players in the area. This contract is the third and fourth long-term time-charter shuttle-tanker contracts between Eni and KNOT Group.”In a separate statement on Monday, Vår Energi confirmed it had secures access to two new LNG-powered shuttle tankers for crude oil shuttling in the North Sea and the Barents Sea.Vår Energi said the new vessels would represent considerable reduction in CO2 emissions. Each vessel will be able to reduce CO2 emissions by 40 percent compared to conventional oil-fuelled shuttle tankers.Vår Energi already uses a LNG-powered offshore supply vessel for the Goliat operations in the Barents Sea.Offshore Energy Today StaffSpotted a typo? Have something more to add to the story? Maybe a nice photo? Contact our editorial team via email. Also, if you’re interested in showcasing your company, product, or technology on Offshore Energy Today, please contact us via our advertising form where you can also see our media kit.last_img read more

first_imgPreviousLos Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Pat Venditte throws during the third inning of a spring training baseball game against the Cleveland Indians, Thursday, March 1, 2018, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)Dodgers relief pitcher Pat Venditte throws to the plate during a Cactus League game against the Cleveland Indians earlier this month in Glendale, Ariz. Ten years ago, the sport’s only ‘switch pitcher’ forced the creation of a permanent rule. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsLos Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Pat Venditte throws during a baseball spring exhibition game against the Chicago White Sox, Friday, Feb. 23, 2018, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Pat Venditte throws during a baseball spring exhibition game against the Chicago White Sox, Friday, Feb. 23, 2018, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Pat Venditte throws during the third inning of a spring training baseball game against the Cleveland Indians, Thursday, March 1, 2018, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)NextShow Caption1 of 4Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Pat Venditte throws during the third inning of a spring training baseball game against the Cleveland Indians, Thursday, March 1, 2018, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)ExpandGLENDALE, Ariz. — It isn’t often that the birth of a baseball rule is preserved on video. Such is the beauty of Pat Venditte’s first professional game.Venditte, the Dodgers’ ambidextrous pitcher, was 22 years old when he took the mound on June 19, 2008 for the Staten Island Yankees. When the month began, Venditte was a little-known college pitcher with a novel talent. Soon he would become a YouTube sensation. Accounts of that night’s game against the Brooklyn Cyclones appeared in the major New York papers. The secret of baseball’s only “switch pitcher” was out.Pat McMahon was the Staten Island manager that night. Nearly a decade later, his memory of that warm, clear night on Coney Island remains crisp.“It was a really neat environment, the Yankees against Brooklyn,” McMahon said. “It was a loud, boisterous rivalry game.” Dennis Santana aims to be the Dodgers’ next position player-turned-pitcher The game’s final out has been viewed more than 1.4 million times on YouTube. That’s because Venditte and Brooklyn switch-hitter Ralph Henriquez needed nearly seven minutes to figure out who would get their preferred matchup. Did the pitcher have the final say, or the batter?The fans didn’t seem to know. The broadcasters didn’t know. Critically, neither did home plate umpire Shaylor Smith.Ultimately Smith ordered Henriquez to stand in the right-handed batter’s box. Venditte would be allowed to pitch with his right hand. Henriquez struck out on four pitches, ending the game. It was the last time that Venditte, now 32 and pitching for his fifth organization, had the final say when facing a switch-hitter.“I’m still here pitching,” he said, “so it’s all right.” Kenta Maeda, Kyle Farmer help Dodgers beat Royals The legacy of Venditte’s debut was inevitable. McMahon insists he was firm on the rule before that night, but the protocol wasn’t formalized until afterward, when the Professional Baseball Umpire Corporation consulted with Major League Baseball’s Rules Committee to create the so-called “Pat Venditte Rule.” A switch-pitcher must declare which hand he’s throwing with first, then the batter can step into whichever box he chooses.The consequences played out rather dramatically on Thursday.In the Dodgers’ Cactus League game against the Cleveland Indians, Venditte had the misfortune of facing Francisco Lindor and Jose Ramirez in the same inning. In retrospect, Venditte said he had never faced two more talented switch hitters in one outing.Lindor, batting left-handed, hit a home run. Ramirez, batting right-handed, flew out to deep center field.Related Articles With one famous exception, Venditte has never enjoyed the advantage over a switch-hitter. Now he merely takes it for granted.“Every time I go into a series, there’s switch-hitters,” Venditte said. “It’s not something I really think about in a negative way. It’s just a way I have to go about facing the hitters. You try to go through things in your head about how you’re going to get those guys out and just be ready for any situation.”McMahon, the Yankees’ director of international player development, believes that Venditte’s debut game offered another lesson that can’t be overlooked. The rookie pitcher had about seven minutes to lose his cool. He never did.After the game, McMahon said, “I brought him in and I wanted him to know how proud I was of him – most of all of the way he handled it in a first-class manner with tremendous principles. It was a huge check of his makeup, his character, and his competitiveness.”ALSODodgers pitcher Kenley Jansen was scratched from his scheduled Cactus League debut when he felt some tightness in his upper right hamstring warming up. Manager Dave Roberts said the injury wasn’t serious and that Jansen would not need an MRI. … Jansen is scheduled to pitch in a “B” game Monday at Camelback Ranch. … Roberts didn’t want to formalize his plans for the season-opening starting rotation, but the Dodgers’ five top starters have already established a predictable order behind opening day starter Clayton Kershaw: Alex Wood, Kenta Maeda, Rich Hill and Hyun-Jin Ryu. “As it stands right now you can read between the lines,” Roberts said. … Utility player Max Muncy suffered a strained oblique and will be down “a few days,” according to the manager. When will Dodgers’ prospect Walker Buehler be ready to blossom? Dodgers poised to use their stash of starter/relievers in 2018 Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

first_imgThe ‘Guinness Meet Rio Ferdinand’ national consumer promotion will offer lucky consumers a chance to interact with the legend during his visit.“Guinness is a bold beer, for extraordinary people, so we are delighted to be working with Rio Ferdinand this year as he was a player who certainly demonstrated his creativity, imagination and confidence on the pitch,” Kenya Breweries Limited Marketing Manager, Guinness, Nduku Wamakau said.Sher further added; “His visit will be crucial in finding and celebrating those Kenyan fans who prove themselves Made of More. These are the fans who live and breathe football – whose support, knowledge and bold acts of dedication demonstrate their unique passion for the beautiful game.”-Consumer campaignAs part of the campaign, Guinness has launched a new consumer promotion, giving consumers the opportunity to win an extraordinary experience with Ferdinand when he visits Kenya.Guinness will roll out promotional bottles with a code which consumers will be asked to send to 22110 for an opportunity to land the lucrative opportunity of meeting the English legend.Twelve lucky winners will win Sh1mn plus the chance of spending time with Rio in Kenya.There will also be promotional activations in select outlets where random winners will be picked for the opportunity to meet Ferdinand as well as walk home with Sh1mn.Early in his career, Ferdinand who went on to be capped 81 times for England made the bold decision to follow his dreams and become a footballer.Having the courage of his convictions meant that he regularly appeared in youth teams with London clubs. He was just 19 years and eight days when he earned his first England cup in a game against Cameroon in 1997, making him the youngest defender to play for England at the time.During his time playing professional football, including 12 years at The Red Devils, the 39-year old centre back was regarded as one of the best defenders of his generation, and as one of England’s best ever centre-backs.-LeadershipHis determination and leadership skills both on and off the pitch, as well as his confidence and creative play, ensured he stood out from his team mates.During his career at The Red Devils he won 14 trophies including six Premier League titles and the celebrated Champions League. Since hanging up his boots in 2015, he has continued to curve his own path as a broadcaster, entrepreneur and philanthropist with the same confidence and flair he showed on the pitch.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000The former Three Lions defensive rock will follow up a visit by another English Premier League legends Thierry Henry who visited the country last December also in a partnership with the beer brand.NAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 27 – Former Manchester United and England defender Rio Ferdinand is set to visit Kenya later in the year after being unveiled as the Guinness brand ambassador on a one-year partnership.The former Three Lions defensive rock will follow up a visit by another English Premier League legends Thierry Henry who visited the country last December also in a partnership with the beer brand.last_img read more