Wenger warns top-four rivals: Arsenal are preparing for ‘big battle’

first_imgArsenal manager Arsene Wenger has admitted he is preparing for a “big battle” as the Gunners look to secure another top four finish in the Premier League.The Gunners currently sit in fifth but are level on 42 points with fourth placed Southampton following a thumping 5-0 home win over Aston Villa on Sunday.It was a third straight league victory for the north London side, who swept aside the top flight strugglers despite the injury absence of top scorer Alexis Sanchez, with Olivier Giroud, Mesut Ozil, Theo Walcott, Santi Cazorla and teenage full-back Hector Bellerin all on the scoresheet at the Emirates Stadium.This season’s race for Champions League qualification is setting up to be the most open contest for years, with the Gunners, the Saints, Manchester United, Tottenham and Liverpool all still in contention, and even West Ham just six points outside the top four.And Wenger knows there remains plenty of hard work ahead, with the Frenchman saying his side must focus on maintaining their consistency to ensure Arsenal’s place.The Frenchman said: “We’re 11 points behind [league leaders] Chelsea. We want to get as close to them as possible, but at the moment they’re too far for us [to catch them].“We’re not looking behind, what is important is to look in front.“It’s a big battle to be in the top four. Everyone has quality and we need to be consistent to be in there.“We have maybe found a better consistency, that will be very important until the end.“Let’s show that we can win more and it shows you as well that when the confidence level is higher and when everybody’s back defensively, it makes a difference.”On the Gunners’ impressive attacking display against Villa, Wenger added: “Our offensive game was good, even though I believe we had some weaker periods in the game when Aston Villa were in possession.“We always looked dangerous when we got their lines and defensively we were sound as well. Overall it is a positive day for us.”Arsenal signed centre-half Gabriel Paulista last week from Villarreal, and the Brazilian was among the unused substitutes.It was a much-needed arriving for the Gunners, who have suffered numerous injuries at the back this season, but Wenger is not expecting a hectic final 24 hours of the transfer window before Monday night’s deadline.“I don’t think I will be busy,” he said.“We have done what we wanted and, unless there is a huge surprise and somebody calls me, then why not? [But] at the moment, nothing. It’s very quiet.”last_img read more

GAA NEWS: MOVILLE GAA CLUB PROVIDE A FITTING TRIBUTE TO CLUB STALWART JOE MCGEADY

first_imgMoville GAA News: LAST WEEKS RESULTSThe senior men travelled to Lifford and lost out 2-06 to 0-10 points last Sunday evening. The senior ladies were beat by a last minute goal to Glenfin in the first leg of the senior championship. The Junior B championship starts this Saturday and our reserves are home to Sean MacCumhaills.The under 14 girls lost out 3-05 to 1-09 against Termon the County quarter final and were unlucky to concede a last minute goal.The senior team begin their championship campaign next Saturday evening at home to Naomh Ultan. Throw in 6pm. JOE MCGEADY CUP FINAL.The annual Joe McGeady cup final took place last Sunday evening at the Carrick field. It was great to see such a huge crowd turnout to support all the teams involved and is a fitting tribute to the late Joe McGeady a club stalward who played a massive role in laying the foundations for the club we have today. The winners of the A final was Urris and Muff won the B final. Well done to all players and coaches.CUL CAMPThis year’s cul camp takes place 20th-24th of July. To book your child’s spot and avoid disappoint contact Bridget Harkin on 0867554034LOTTO There was no jackpot winner in this week’s lotto but the €50 runners up prize went to Mick Cavanagh.  This week’s numbers were 3,7,18,19. Next week’s Jackpot €2000. Thank you for your continued support as this is the clubs main source of income.UNDERAGE TRAININGUnderage training is on every Saturday morning. For future reference the times are as follows: Toddlers, U6s & U8s boys and girls from 10am-11am. U10 boys from 11-12 and U10 & U12 girls from 11-12. The under 16 boys and minors also train on a Saturday at 11:20am.Murphy’s Gloves with the club chest are also available from Bridget Harkin for €15. MiscellaneousThe club would like to wish the Donegal under 14 girls team the best of luck in their all Ireland final next Saturday against Tipperary in Longford. The club has a big representation with Kate McClenaghan, Aobh Faulkner, Niamh McDonald and Clodagh and Niamh Skelly. Gearrd Faulkner is also the Physio and a special mention to Liam Skelly who is on the management team.GAA NEWS: MOVILLE GAA CLUB PROVIDE A FITTING TRIBUTE TO CLUB STALWART JOE MCGEADY was last modified: June 29th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:GAAmovilleNoticesSportlast_img read more

Indian Man Loses U.S. Citizenship, Becomes First Case of Denaturalization Under Trump

first_imgA naturalized American citizen of Indian origin is the first person to be stripped of his citizenship under the Donald Trump administration that is on a mission to deport illegal immigrants. The Indian man, Baljinder Singh, received citizenship fraudulently, according to the authorities.Singh, a 43-year-old resident of Carteret, New Jersey, had married a U.S. citizen and received citizenship in 2006. His status has now been reverted to be a green card holder and that makes him open to deportation based on the Department of Homeland Security’s discretion, the Justice Department said.According to the petition filed by the Department of Justice in September 2017, Singh had concealed prior orders of exclusion and his deportation that were passed against him, and assumed a different identity that was used for naturalization in his citizenship application.“Singh’s denaturalization is the first arising out of a growing body of cases referred to the Department of Justice by United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) as part of Operation Janus,” the Department of Justice said in a statement.“The defendant exploited our immigration system and unlawfully secured the ultimate immigration benefit of naturalization, which undermines both the nation’s security and our lawful immigration system,” said Acting Assistant Attorney General Chad Readler of the Justice Department’s Civil Division. “The Justice Department will continue to use every tool to protect the integrity of our nation’s immigration system, including the use of civil denaturalization.”Singh had come to San Francisco in 1991 without travel documents or proof of identity. He said his name was Davinder Singh. He was ordered to be deported in January 1992 after he missed exclusion proceedings. In February 1992, he filed for asylum under the name of Baljinder Singh, which he then abandoned after getting married. He had said that he entered the United States without inspection.Two cases of individuals from Pakistan were also brought to the court under Operation Janus, which was launched to investigate cases where citizenship was obtained despite faulty documentation. “A Department of Homeland Security initiative, Operation Janus identified about 315,000 cases where some fingerprint data was missing from the centralized digital fingerprint repository. Among those cases, some may have sought to circumvent criminal record and other background checks in the naturalization process. These cases are the result of an ongoing collaboration between the two departments to investigate and seek denaturalization proceedings against those who obtained citizenship unlawfully,” the Justice Department statement said. Related ItemsGreen CardIndian AmericanUnited Stateslast_img read more