Arsenal team news: Mikel Arteta makes four changes as Aubameyang and Lacazette both start

first_imgArteta will hope for victory (Picture: Arsenal FC via Getty)Mikel Arteta has made four changes to his Arsenal side after their win over Sheffield United, starting Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette against Norwich. Centre-back David Luiz passed a fitness test to start, with Bukayo Saka having to settle for a bench after celebrating his new deal. Hector Bellerin, Dani Ceballos, Aubameyang and Reiss Nelson have all come into the starting XI, with Ainsley Maitland-Niles, Joe Willock, Nicolas Pepe and Saka dropping out.Cedric Soares has returned to the match day squad but there is no room for Mesut Ozil.ADVERTISEMENTArsenal had endured a tough return to action with back-to-back defeats to Manchester City and Brighton but bounced back with a win over Southampton before booking their spot in the semi-finals of the FA Cup by beating Sheffield United.AdvertisementAdvertisementThe Gunners can close the gap on fourth-place Chelsea to eight points with victory over rock-bottom Norwich, although Frank Lampard’s side can extend the gap with a win over West Ham later on Wednesday. A win would see them jump up three places in the table to seventh. One of Tottenham Hotspur and Sheffield United will likely jump above them again, however, when they face off on Thursday. Norwich are in desperate need of three points. They are six points off safety, with the worst goal difference in the league.Who will win?Arsenal0%Norwich0%Draw0%Share your resultsShare your resultsTweet your results Advertisement Arsenal team news: Mikel Arteta makes four changes as Aubameyang and Lacazette both start Commentcenter_img Arsenal vs Norwich team news Arsenal: Martinez, Bellerin, David Luiz, Mustafi, Kolasinac, Tierney, Ceballos, Xhaka, Aubameyang, Nelson, LacazetteNorwich: Krul, Aarons, Godfrey, Trybull, Lewis, Tettey, Mclean, Rupp, Buendia, Cantwell,Pukki Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 1 Jul 2020 5:07 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link233Shares Advertisementlast_img read more

Leon O. Siebert

first_imgLeon Orval Siebert, age 73 of Batesville, Indiana passed away on Tuesday, August 18, 2020 at his home.  Born on October 11, 1946 in Batesville, he was the son of Ray and Betty (nee: Dugle) Siebert.Leon served in the US Army in Vietnam as a helicopter Crew Chief.  He earned a Purple Heart and a Bronze Star during his time of service.During his younger years, Leon had many jobs. He worked as a sand blaster in the Gulf of Mexico on the large oil rigs for several years. He also owned and drove his own semi-truck in Texas for a few years. About 10 years ago Leon returned to Batesville where he worked in the stamping department of Batesville Tool & Die.Most knew how much Leon loved his dog, Gizmo. Because of his recent health issues, Leon liked to watch TV.  He used to do a lot of woodworking making small things like letters and such.He is survived by his sister, Darlene Baechle of Bradenton, FL and brother, Marlin (Julia) Siebert of Batesville, along with many nieces, nephews and cousins.Visitation will be Tuesday, August 25, 2020 from 11-1pm with a 1:00pm funeral service all at Meyers Funeral Home in Batesville. Pastor Creighton P. Leptak officiating.  Burial will follow in St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery with military honors by the Ripley County VFW Post #3183 and Prell-Brand American Legion Post #271.Due to the COVID-19 precautions, all attending are asked to wear a mask and follow proper social distancing protocol. If you are not feeling well, or if you have compromised immune system, you are encouraged to stay home.Memorials may be given to the ALS Association by bringing it to the services or mailing to Meyers Funeral Home, P.O. Box 202, Batesville, IN 47006.You are welcomed to leave a message at www.meyersfuneralhomes.com on Leon’s obituary page for the family in the online guestbook.last_img read more

Women of Troy host last home matches

first_imgUSC’s 13th-ranked women’s tennis team will have an opportunity to redeem itself  this weekend after suffering back-to-back losses at No. 12 Cal and No. 4 Stanford.Break the chain · Freshman Zoë Katz has lost her last four singles matches, but hopes to get back to her winning ways this weekend. The Los Angeles native is currently ranked No. 101 in the nation. – Ralf Cheung | Daily TrojanBoth the Bears (14-4, 7-0 Pac-12) and the Cardinal (14-1, 6-1) swept the Women of Troy (14-6, 5-2), dealing USC its first two conference losses of the season and spoiling the team’s chances at replicating its undefeated Pac-12 mark from last year.With the losses, the Women of Troy fell into a fourth-place tie in the conference standings, two matches behind Cal and a match behind No. 2 UCLA and Stanford.USC is now gearing up for its last home stand of the season, as No. 19 Arizona State comes to town on Friday and No. 25 Arizona visits USC on Saturday. All three teams are tied with a 5-2 mark in conference play.The 19th-ranked Sun Devils are coming off of a 4-0 win over Colorado and a 4-2 win over Utah last weekend. Arizona State boasts two nationally-ranked singles players in No. 49 Desirae Krawczyk and No. 68 Stephanie Vlad. In addition, Krawczyk and Kassidy Jump comprise the 85th-ranked doubles team in the nation.Arizona will also come to Los Angeles having recently topped Utah, 7-0, and Colorado, 5-2. Much like their rival Sun Devils, the Wildcats have two players ranked in singles: No. 60 Lacey Smith and No. 61 Lauren Marker. Arizona has no ranked doubles teams.Meanwhile, USC boasts four ranked players in singles. Junior Sabrina Santamaria is ranked No. 17 in the nation, but she sustained an ACL injury in March that sidelined her for the remainder of the season.Junior Zoë Scandalis, who has taken over Santamaria’s spot on USC’s top singles court, is next at No. 26. Junior Giuliana Olmos is ranked 76th in the nation, and freshman Zoë Katz rounds out the group at No. 101.Ranked doubles teams for the Women of Troy include the tandem of Olmos and Scandalis, who land at No. 6. The team of Katz and senior Brynn Boren, meanwhile, currently sits at No. 13. Santamaria and senior Kaitlyn Christian, the defending national champions in doubles, come in at No. 25.If history repeats itself, USC’s chances of dispatching the Arizona schools and climbing back into the Pac-12 contender race are solid. Last year, the Women of Troy took home two resounding wins on a road trip to the Grand Canyon State defeating the Sun Devils 7-0 and the Wildcats 6-1. USC was led in those matches by Olmos and Santamaria, who each captured two straight set wins in singles. Still, given the loss of Santamaria to injury and the team’s poor play last weekend, this year’s matches should be more competitive.Interestingly, another good omen for the Women of Troy could be their current two-game losing streak. The two previous times this season that the team lost back-to-back matches, it went on to rattle off five straight wins.USC’s next two games mark its second-to-last weekend of Pac-12 play. On April 18, the team travels to face UCLA, looking for revenge after having fallen to the Bruins twice this season already (once in the ITA National Team Indoor Tournament by a 4-0 score and again last month, 5-2). A week later, both teams will travel to the Pac-12 championships in Ojai, Calif.last_img read more

The Platters Invite People To Pledge For Peace With New EP

first_imgRock and Roll, Vocal Group and Grammy Halls of Fame international recording artists The Platters are drawing on their historic roots to record a special EP produced by, for and with the people of America to support – and more importantly to promote – harmony, justice and peace in communities during these tense times in America.In association with PledgeMusic, a pioneer in the direct-to-fan platform that combines the experience of buying music and supporting a favorite artist into a more personal experience, The Platters will lead the People’s Recording; a six-track EP containing messages of hope, optimism and peace through song.People from all sectors of society are invited to Pledge for Peace with The Platters, in effect, taking on the role of executive producers of the project. Pledgers even will have the opportunity to perform on the recording as part of The People’s Chorus.The EP will be titled E-Peace: America in Harmony!, and will feature six tracks. It will include an original song written by The Platters Music Director Michael Larson, “The Love You Gave Me,” and new recordings in The Platters retro-contemporary style comprised of “Someday” (All-4-One), “Imagine” (John Lennon), “People Get Ready” (Curtis Mayfield) and “Amazing Grace” (Traditional), in addition to a secret bonus track, to be announced later this summer.The track, “The Love You Gave Me”, will be sung by a multi-racial/multi-ethnic group of children from various youth choirs in Massachusetts.100 percent of net money raised with the people’s pledges will support the recording and fund the 2015 Liberty Grant in Honor of Justice Anthony M. Kennedy to be entrusted to the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (MSPCC). This grant will be used for programs that provide mental health counseling for children and foster families, facilitate adoptions, find forever families for biological children that cannot return home, advocate for laws that protect children from physical and sexual abuse and provide education to single parents to help them reach career goals and become productive members our communities.The grant is named in honor of United States Supreme Court Associate Justice Anthony M. Kennedy who has long been a forward-looking thought leader and champion of liberty and equality for all Americans.In 1996, during a speech to Stanford law students, Justice Kennedy said, “Other countries are very concerned about the state of civility in our society and the order or disorder our criminal justice system presents.” An observation he made well before the current reported incidents of excessive force within some police departments that have sparked, at times, violent, racial unrest reminiscent of the civil rights era.Pledgers have the opportunity to take ownership and sign on as an executive producer on this project by contributing via the Pledge Music website. There are incentives for all levels of participants. Pledgers will have the opportunity to get signed CDs, a live CD of the group’s first recording in 50 years, Back to Basics with The Platters LIVE!, a signed set list, a custom voice mail message, a Skype vocal lesson from one of The Platters, a surprise phone call to someone they love, a Skype serenade, dinner for two with The Platters (includes two signed E-Peace CDs), a home performance (includes signed E-Peace CD), the opportunity to sing on E-Peace as part of The People’s Chorus (includes signed E-Peace CD), their name in the liner notes (includes signed E-Peace CD), a picture of the original members of The Platters, signed by founder Herb Reed, an E-Peace live in-studio visit (includes signed E-Peace CD), a VIP concert package for two, which includes two tickets to a U.S. concert of choice, a meet and greet with the band, U.S. airfare if applicable and more. To pledge, please visit www.pledgemusic.com/theplatters.“The Platters were at the nexus of music and social change during the ’50s and ’60s. Shouldering that legacy, it is only fitting that they would once again offer their voice as a bridge toward harmony, justice and peace. PledgeMusic stands by them with this unifying message,” said Jayce Varden, PledgeMusic Co-founder & Head of Global Campaign Operations.last_img read more