Mesut Ozil not spotted with Arsenal squad boarding plane before BATE Borisov Europa League match

first_img Video Settings / 1 min. story struggling Manchester United captain Harry… Coming Next by Metro PLAY Aaron Ramsey, whose summer transfer to Juventus was confirmed earlier this week, is still nursing a knee injury and hasn’t travelled but there is a place for January loan signing Denis Suarez who is in line to make his full debut.Arsenal qualified for the knockout stages of the Europa League by winning five of their six group stage matches and finishing above Sporting Lisbon.The Gunners reached the semi finals of the same competition last season before losing to eventual winners Atletico Madrid and will be hopeful of going one better under Unai Emery who won the tournament three times during his Sevilla tenure.More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errors Top articles 1/1 Rio Ferdinand tells Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Full Screen Skip Granit Xhaka is back in the Arsenal squad having recovered from a slight knee injury (Picture: Getty) Read More New signing Denis Suarez could make his full debut (Picture: Getty)Sokratis Papastathopoulos also trained yesterday but appears not to have been risked having only just recovered from the ankle injury he suffered during last month’s FA Cup defeat against Manchester United.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Read More Read More Read More About Connatix V67539 Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 13 Feb 2019 3:39 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link833Shares Lucas Torreira celebrated his 23rd birthday earlier this week (Picture: Getty)Mesut Ozil appears to have been left out of the Arsenal squad ahead of Thursday’s Europa League clash against BATE Borisov on Thursday.The former Real Madrid star missed Saturday’s win over Huddersfield, officially through illness, but took a full part in first team training yesterday and was listed as being available for selection by the club’s website.Ozil, who has featured just twice since Boxing Day, posted a video on his Instagram account of himself driving his car while his teammates were photographed boarding the flight bound for Belarus at Luton airport.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City Comment Mesut Ozil not spotted with Arsenal squad boarding plane before BATE Borisov Europa League match Read More Advertisement SPONSORED Skip Adlast_img read more

Lawrence grilled on $150M new head office, lab for GA-FDD

first_imgAs the consideration of the 2019 Budget Estimates continued on Thursday, Public Health Minister Volda Lawrence was grilled by the parliamentary Opposition on the construction of a new head office for her Ministry, as well as for the construction of a state-of-the-art laboratory for the Government Analysis-Food and Drug Department (GA-FDD).Under the Ministry’s Policy Development and Administration programme, there was an allocation of $438.9 million for “provision for buildings” under Capital Expenditures and according to Minister Lawrence, some $150 million of thisPublic Health Minister Volda Lawrence in the National Assembly on Thursdayamount has been allocated to the construction of the new head office for the Public Health Ministry. She explained that the project, which cost a total of $365.487 million, is being carried out in phases and is currently in the first phase.Opposition parliamentarian, Dr Frank Anthony pointed out that this is a multi-year project and funds were also allocated in the 2018 Budget as such, he enquired about the cost of each phase.However, the Minister said they do not have the “costing for the other two phases”.At this point, Dr Anthony asked about the design and engineer’s estimate. “I would imagine that a Ministry steep in planning would be able to [provide cost of each phases] and more so, that they have phased the construction. Can the Minister please explain to us about the design and the overall cost? If there isn’t an engineer’s estimate, what are we doing in phase one?”In response, Lawrence reiterated that the cost for the other two phases of the project is not available. But she did note, however, that works will commence in 2019 for the design of the second phase.The 2017 Auditor General’s report had reported that the $365 million contract was awarded to the lowest of the eight bidders, against the engineer’s estimate of $546.751 million. However, the Auditor Generak had flagged that despite an advance payment of $71.365 million, the construction of the Ministry’s new head office was at a standstill almost one year after the contract was signed.Meanwhile, Dr Anthony continued grilling the Public Health Minister, questioningOpposition MP, Dr Frank Anthonyher about the construction of the Food and Drug Lab. According to Minister Lawrence, of the allocated $438.9 million, some $210 million will be injected into this project, which will kick off next year.“This is very first time, we the citizens of Guyana, will be building a state-of-the-art laboratory. As a result, we sought to engage persons with the technical knowledge and persons with the experience that would have built such a facility. In 2019, we are going out for tender and according to our plan, by end of first half of 2019 we should be breaking ground to start to put that building,” she stated.Again, however, the Opposition MP pointed out that monies were allocated for this project in 2018. To this end, the Public Health Minister went on to detail that during last year works including: site preparation were completed; a temporary bridge; land clearing and grubbing of building footprint and construction of retaining wall on eastern end of compound were all done to the tune of $69.4 million. She added too that $8 million was expended for the construction of temporary perimeter fence around the construction site and a geo-technical investigation was completed for $2.9 million.Based on requests from the Opposition parliamentarian, the Minister further disclosed that $20 million each was paid for consultancy services for both the construction of the laboratory as well as for the Ministry’s head office.Lawrence further explained that the design for the new head office building, which is located on Brickdam, commenced in house but they later sought the services of an external consultant – Vicab Guyana Limited – at the cost of $5 million. Meanwhile, she noted that another $12.5 million was expended on consultancy services for the Food and Drug Lab, which was awarded to Jamaican company, William Harris TTSL.According to the Public Health Minister, while the design for the laboratory is completed, the one for the Ministry’s head office is now undergoing some corrections.Juan Edghill, a second-bencher on the Opposition’s side, enquired whether if at the time of the contract signing for phase one of works on the new head officer, the contractor was given a design to work along with. The Minister responded in the affirmative but noted that corrections had to be made.Nevertheless, following the consideration of the estimates for the other programmes under the Public Health Ministry, the Committee of Supply on Thursday evening approved the budgeted sum allocated for the Ministry.last_img read more

New Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 Trailer Plays With Old Tech

first_imgMarvel dropped the second official teaser trailer for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 on Jimmy Kimmel’s show last night, and it’s everything we could’ve hoped for. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 will be released in theaters on May 5th, 2017. We can’t wait!James Gunn knew how badly we wanted to see footage from the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 that he released a teaser back in October. It was scored with “Hooked on a Feeling” and gave us a glimpse of what we would expect, but only a little bit of Baby Groot and not much regarding the story. This new trailer gave us even more fights, more scenes with the gang, a track from the new mixtape, and of course, more Baby Groot.The two-minute video is backed by “Fox on the Run” by Sweet and shows off some impressive shots, where Drax and the gang look like they’re going up against giant octopi. The visuals look like an upgrade from the last film, with the creators adding even more color and playing around with camera angles. A scene at the end gets into Peter Quill’s tenuous relationship with Gamora while having to deal once again with Drax getting in the way and making things worse.But we’ve watched the trailer about five times now because of Baby Groot, who looks like he’s going to spend a lot of the film being a murderous toddler and a pest to Rocket, who seems to be acting as a surrogate dad. You never let a toddler get that close to a detonation device, even if he’s just as capable at fighting as he was in the last film.We finally get Kurt Russell as Ego the Living Planet! But will there be more of Yondu and Nebula, and who the main villain is going to be? Will there be more Thanos action since the studio has been teasing him since 2012?!Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 will be released in theaters on May 5th, 2017.last_img read more