Manager Arsene Wenger on Thursday said he did not know the exact prognosis for the pair, but Press Association Sport understands playmaker Cazorla’s ailment is more long-term than forward Sanchez’s hamstring problem. Wenger is convinced Arsenal are capable of coping in the absence of two of their most influential players. “It’s always a disappointment to lose the players at an important moment of the season,” Wenger said on arsenal.com. “But on the other hand, it’s a great challenge to take for the team and a great opportunity to show that we are ready for a fight and we can deal with it. “We prepared ourselves to go through periods like that, and I’m convinced the players are ready.” Despite his comments, Wenger could come under pressure from supporters to recruit during the January transfer market with his squad rocked by injuries. Chile forward Sanchez suffered his hamstring injury in the 1-1 draw at Carrow Road, while Spain midfielder Cazorla finished the game “playing on one leg” after suffering a blow to his knee. Wenger said “we don’t know how long they will be out for” when discussing the injuries on Thursday, but may provide an update at his Friday morning media conference to preview Saturday’s Premier League clash with Sunderland. The Gunners are fourth, two points behind leaders Manchester City, entering this weekend’s fixtures, while their hopes on making the Champions League last 16 – an achievement they have managed for each of the last 15 seasons – rest on beating Olympiacos by two clear goals in Greece next week. Following the draw at Norwich, Wenger faced criticism for selecting Sanchez. Press Association “I would have rested him but he felt perfectly all right before the game and he declared that he had no problem,” Wenger said. Laurent Koscielny (hip) had to be substituted at the weekend, but could feature against the Black Cats. The France defender and Theo Walcott will face late fitness tests. England forward Walcott suffered a calf injury at Sheffield Wednesday in October. Left-back Kieran Gibbs is back in contention after missing the Norwich trip with a calf injury. Wenger added: “We will make a decision on Saturday on Koscielny and Walcott, they could both make the squad. Gibbs is available again for the weekend.” Mikel Arteta suffered a calf injury against West Brom last month and the length of his absence is still to be determined. Midfielders Jack Wilshere (broken leg), Francis Coquelin (knee), Tomas Rosicky (knee) and forward Danny Welbeck (knee) are all out. Arsenal’s only win in five games in November came against Dinamo Zagreb in the Champions League. “We have gone through a little bit of a bad spell in recent games, but we are two points off the top (in the league),” Wenger added. “The great opportunity for us is that, despite that bad spell, we are very close. “That’s why it’s important that we keep our confidence high and our determination high, and start winning again. “We want the crowd to be behind the team and help us to do it.” Alexis Sanchez is likely to return in time for the busy Christmas fixture schedule for Arsenal, but Santi Cazorla is out until the new year after suffering a knee injury at Norwich last Sunday.
KINGSTON, Jamaica – We fully support the stance taken by the Inter-secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA) on reserving its decision to deny Clarendon College student/athlete Lamar Walker from taking further part in the 2019 ISSA/WATA DaCosta Cup football competition.Defending champions Clarendon College was initially granted permission to suit-up the player, who led them to DaCosta Cup and Olivier Shield honors last season, but the decision was later reversed after other schools protested his participation in the competition, because he’s a professional player.He had already played in one game after returning from what was deemed “an assessment exercise” which lasted for three weeks with the famed Brazilian club, Vasco da Gama.It is understood that the school decided to appeal ISSA’s ruling because Walker is not now a professional player, but ISSA’s president Keith Wellington stood firm on the decision to disallow professionals from competing in its amateur competitions for secondary schools.From our vantage point, we are disappointed in Clarendon College’s desperation to have Walker play in this season’s competition, which has now reached the quarter-final stage.Where are their morals? Is it all about the win at all costs and glory for the school? What about what is best for the student/athlete?Does Clarendon College want the best for Walker, who brought titles to the school over the past few seasons, or are those in charge merely being selfish in their desire to have him bring further glory to the school? What about his future development in the game and how does another season at the lower schoolboy level aid in that development?The 19-year-old Walker only recently made his debut for Jamaica’s Senior Reggae Boyz, playing in two games against Aruba inside Kingston’s National Stadium, and at Stadion Ergilio Hato in Curacao.He came off the bench in the first game and looked every bit an international player in helping Jamaica to a workmanlike 2-0 win, then he was granted a starting place in a reshuffled starting team in Curacao and was masterful in helping Jamaica to a 6-0 hammering.He also netted his first senior goal in the game, scoring the third goal.But before his recent senior international exploits, Walker represented Jamaica at the Pan American Games in Peru for Under-23 players. There he was a standout in an otherwise ordinary Jamaican team performance, and his talent was spotted, which made for the three-week trial at Brazil’s Vasco da Gama.He excelled and at the end, the storied Brazilian club was ready to sign him, but unfortunately, time and circumstance conspired against the move. Firstly, according to reports, Vasco had thought that he was an amateur, having just emerged from the schoolboy competition.In that case, the club would have signed him as an amateur outside the official FIFA transfer window, but the deal fell through when it was discovered that he had a standing professional contract with defending two-time Red Stripe Premier League champions Portmore United.By this, the FIFA transfer window had closed and the possible move to the Brazilian club was delayed.Former Technical Director of Jamaica’s football program, Brazilian Clovis de Oliveira, who facilitated the move, bemoaned the unfortunate situation which stymied the deal.“Unfortunately, the windows closed and that’s why he did not sign a contract, but we are talking already to see that it happens in January because this boy is a great talent.“When I saw him training, basically with the ball, I did not see much difference between him and the other players, as he played with the Brazilian style,” added de Oliveira, who led the Jamaican Under-20 team to the FIFA World Cup Finals in Argentina in 2001.“He can make a difference because of his skill, his speed, control of the ball, good reading of the game. Those are the details that Brazilian coach told me about Lamar,” added de Oliveira, who served as technical director of Vasco’s youth department and acted as a technical observer to the senior team.For Walker, the stint in Brazil was an experience that excited him.“I missed out on the opportunity to sign with Vasco because the window close, and therefore I have to await the next window. My immediate goal is to represent Portmore in the Premier League and continue to improve my talent until the right opportunity comes,” he told the Jamaica Observer last month.“I learned a lot from my recent experience as it was a great eye-opener. I now better appreciate what professional football is all about, which is having the right mindset and attitude, and this is a very important part.”It is our view that another season floating through the lower schoolboy league would not have benefitted Walker as much as his talent and skill set demands. We believe testing himself in the top-tier Premier League, in which he is yet to feature, would accelerate his development much faster.It’s time that his handlers seriously examine the best long-term plan for this super talent and not let the opportunity go to waste. The Jamaican landscape is replete with such examples.Enough said.
Published on SouthAfrica.info on 9 March 2010. Click arrow to play video. Five lions escaped appalling living conditions in Europe to retire to South Africa. They arrived in December. Three months later, Times LIVE decided to visit the lions in the Free State to see how their conditions have improved.
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest While we are interested in improving yield of Ohio crops, we also are reluctant to recommend practices that cost time and money and are not likely to be of assistance. From several on-farm trials conducted by OSU Extension professionals over the years, we see no value in applying sugar to our Ohio row crops.In a 2013 Crawford County trial with 3 pounds of sugar per acre to soybean, there was no yield difference from the check: http://agcrops.osu.edu/sites/agcrops/files/ofr_reports/Sugar-on-MRI-Soybeans.pdfIn two trials in Clark County in 2013:• Two sugar sources (sucrose and dextrose) at 4 pounds per acre produced no yield difference from the check• And for soybeans — sucrose at 4 pounds per acre — there was no yield difference from the check.For more see: http://agcrops.osu.edu/sites/agcrops/files/ofr_reports/Sugar-Applications-for-Corn-and-Soybean.pdfIn a 2014 soybean trial conducted at two locations in Clark Country and in Wood County, Table 1 shows no yield advantage for sugar applied to soybean.Table 1. Soybean yield after 4lb/A application of sugar at two locations.Clark CountyWood CountyTreatmentAverage Yield bu/AAverage Yield bu/ACheck79.453.8Sugar81.253.9Fungicide80.655.2Lsd 0.10NSDNSD In a previous newsletter article written by Shawn Conley, Soybean Specialist at the University of Wisconsin, comparing granulated cane sugar, high fructose corn syrup, molasses and blackstrap molasses to a check treatment, he found no yield affect across four locations: http://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletters/2011/19#4. His comment on trying foliar sugar applications, “other management strategies to improve soybean yield should take precedence over applying sugar.”We suggest focusing on the basics of crop production first. With funding from the Ohio Soybean Council, we’ve investigated yield limiting factors in Ohio soybean production. There are many factors that influence soybean yield (i.e., variety selection, planting date, soybean cyst nematode, weed control, etc); however, one factor that has really risen to the top is soil fertility.From over 550 soil samples collected throughout Ohio between 2013-2015, 35% were below the critical level for soil phosphorus (< 15 ppm Bray P1) and 21% were below the critical level for potassium.Additionally, we looked at soybean yield from these fields. On average, fields with low soil phosphorus yielded 7 bushels per acre less than fields with adequate soil phosphorus. Fields with low soil potassium yielded 4 bushels per acre less than fields with adequate soil potassium. Before considering untested or unproven inputs, consider inputs that are most likely to improve your bottom line.
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