January 21, 2021

Governor Shumlin wants Entergy to pay Vermont’s legal expenses

first_imgNorthstar Vermont Yankee,by Anne Galloway, www.vtdigger.org(link is external) April 30, 2011 The Shumlin administration wants Entergy Corp to pay for any legal expenses the state may incur as it defends itself against a lawsuit Entergy initiated against the state two weeks ago.That counterintuitive payment approach is called a ‘billback,’ according to a Department of Public Service official, who assured the Senate Finance Committee on Friday, such legal maneuvers are ‘an age-old tradition.’If the state, for example, was bringing a case in front of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, it could charge Entergy for the cost of hiring experts and lawyers, according to Sarah Hofmann, deputy commissioner of the Department of Public Service. The ‘causer,’ or the entity that caused the need for a legal suit, is liable for the cost, she said.The ‘bill backs’ would be effective immediately if the Legislature adopts the new statutory language as part of H.56, the omnibus energy bill, which was unanimously voted out of committee on Friday. The bill will go to the floor of the Senate early next week.The change in statute would make Entergy Corp. liable for the state’s legal expenses, including responses to public records requests and the preparation of litigation in the case, which the corporation lodged against the state in U.S District Court in Burlington.Entergy alleges that the state went back on its word when the Legislature passed a law in 2006 requiring Entergy to obtain permission from lawmakers on a license extension for Vermont Yankee, which is, under a 2002 memorandum of understanding, set to shut down March 21, 2012. The Louisiana-based nuclear power company’s case is based on the question of pre-emption. Entergy argues in its complaint that the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, which approved a new license for the company in March, has pre-emptive authority over state law.Attorney General Bill Sorrell has said the suit could be protracted and potentially costly if it goes all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court. CORRECTED Just this week, Sorrell’s office may have lost a data mining case heard by the Supreme Court Justices. Cheryl Hanna, a legal expert and professorwith Vermont Law School, wrote in an opinion piece last week that sheanticipates if Vermont loses the case, in which it defended a new law regulating access to physician records, it will likely cost the state about $1 million.A court would rule on who would pay the damages in the Entergy lawsuit, Hofmann said. And the state, if it loses, could be responsible for not only its own legal costs, but also those of the plaintiff.Sen. Randy Brock, R-Grand Isle-Franklin, asked Hofmann: ‘Is it common that if someone sues us that they charge us legal fees for representing us in that lawsuit?’He put it another way: ‘If a state vehicle runs me over and I sue the state, the state requires me to pay for experts hired by the state to testify against me.’Hofmann replied that ‘It’s not unusual to see a bill back for the cost to the causer.’ At the end of the litigation, the federal judge decides who gets awards for attorneys’ fees and costs.The Vermont Attorney General’s office and Shumlin’s legal counsel Beth Robinson support the change in statute.‘We stand firmly behind the language,’ Robinson said. ‘We think it’s the right thing to do.’  Anne Galloway is editor of vtdigger.orglast_img read more

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Devon pension fund opts for multi-factor smart-beta over active mandate

first_imgIts new mandate will require a mix of value, quality and low-volatility strategies, while avoiding single-factor dependency.This should be provided on a fixed-allocation basis rather than a dynamic-allocation approach, with investments global and unhedged.It said interested managers should use widely recognised benchmarks, and that investments should be managed on a long-only basis.Devon Pension Fund said it would only consider managers with a breadth of experience that manage a minimum of £2.5bn in alternative indexation strategies.At the end of June, the fund allocated 60% of assets to listed equity, split 20-40% between active and passive strategies, respectively.A move away from active management had already begun from March 2013, where the fund allocated 23% to active management and 37% to passive.The general use of alternative indexation strategies has grown in recent years, with significant uptake in 2014.European institutional investors are expected to invest as much as €211bn in smart-beta strategies by 2017, according to market intelligence provider Spence Johnson.However, this will be at the expense of both active and passive mandates, with research from State Street Global Advisors (SSgA) showing that 75% of institutional investors see smart beta as a replacement for passive strategies and 64% for active.The pension fund’s latest published report showed it invested with SSgA and UBS Global Asset Management for its passive exposure.It also used Aberdeen Asset Management and the soon-to-be-dismissed Sarasin and Partners for its global active exposure.The fund also has 15% invested in diversified growth funds, managed by Baring Asset Management and Baillie Gifford.In January, the fund said it would cut its equity exposure, as it had overshot its target by £150m.In turn, it moved the assets into infrastructure, investing £40m with Aviva Investors and $50m (€37.2m) with First State.The move away from equities to infrastructure came as the pension fund’s committee acknowledged that it had strayed from its strategic asset allocation, and that its low exposure had failed to generate enough diversification within the fund.However, it still remains 5 percentage points above its targeted equity holdings and 2 points below for infrastructure. The £3bn (€3.6bn) Devon County Council Pension Fund is to allocate £250m to a smart-beta equity strategy, while disinvesting from an active mandate.Launching a tender, the fund said it was seeking to appoint a manager for an alternative indexation equity mandate, made up of a blended strategy.The fund also decided to terminate its mandate with Sarasin and Partners, an investment manager currently operating an active global equity strategy for the scheme.According to committee minutes from September, the termination of the contract will coincide with the launch of the tender for the smart-beta strategy.last_img read more

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US House to vote on limiting Trump’s military actions

first_imgWASHINGTON –United States (US) House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the House will introduce andvote on a war powers resolution this week to limit US President Donald Trump’smilitary actions regarding Iran.  “It reassertsCongress’s long-established oversight responsibilities by mandating that if nofurther Congressional action is taken, the Administration’s militaryhostilities with regard to Iran cease within 30 days,” added Pelosi.(Reuters) Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, joined by fellow Democrats, speaks during a news conference about legislation the House has passed at the Capitol in Washington, United States on Dec. 19, 2019. REUTERS/ERIN SCOTT center_img “Thisresolution is similar to the resolution introduced by Senator Tim Kaine in theSenate,” Pelosi said on Sunday.    last_img read more

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Russia 2018: Ekweremadu Charges Eagles to Help Heal Wounds of Division

first_imgEkweremadu, who stated this in a goodwill message to the Super Eagles as they prepare to trade tackles with Croatia in their opening qualifying match Saturday, expressed absolute faith in the Gernot Rohr-tutored team.According to him, “Nigeria is more divided today than at any other time in her history. But, for us, football is the tonic that heals old wounds. We need a truly super and brilliant outing by the Super Eagles at the ‘mundial’ to help reunite a divided nation.“They have the experience, skill, and the indomitable Nigerian spirit to do the nation and Africa proud. They also have the prayers and goodwill of the over 180 million Nigerian population behind them.”Ekweremadu therefore urged the team to go for goals and the cup, saying: “There is absolutely nothing beyond the Super Eagles at this stage.”While wishing the Super Eagles the very best, he also enjoined Nigerians not to relent in their prayers for the team.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Deji Elumoye in AbujaThe Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu Friday emphasised that a brilliant outing by the Super Eagles at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia would help to heal the wounds of the divisions in the country.He has therefore charged the 23-man team to go for early goals in all their matches.last_img read more

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Tipp’s hurlers ‘time in purgatory is nearly served.’

first_imgTipp Senior Hurling Manager Michael Ryan says they’re looking forward to getting a game on Saturday week. The Tipperary Senior hurling team’s ‘time in purgatory is nearly served.’The qualifier draw takes place on Monday morning, and Tipp could potentially play any one of Kilkenny, Offaly, Dublin or Westmeath.With a disappointing end to the league, and slow start to the Championship, the Premier will be hoping to turn their season around in the qualifiers.last_img

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first_imgTHE Broadcasting Authority of Ireland has dismissed speculation that Highland Radio had breached its rules when the station parked two cars outside the venue for yesterday’s oral hearing.Two cars – branded with the Highland Radio logo – were parked in the drop-off zone of the Radisson Hotel in Letterkenny on Monday.The zone is close to the front door of the premises and the cars remained parked there whilst the BAI took oral evidence from both Highland Radio and rivals DLFM. Under BAI rules, companies bidding for radio franchises are banned from displaying logos and branding at venues for oral hearings.However the BAI said that Highland Radio was not in breach of the letter of the regulations as the cars were parked outside the venue.We understand a decision on who should get the 10-year franchise will be taken at the end of May or early June.The new license to broadcast runs for ten years from this September.  HIGHLAND RADIO’S CAR SHOW ‘DID NOT BREACH RULES’ was last modified: April 1st, 2014 by John2Share 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:BAIDLFMHighland RadioRuleslast_img read more

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first_imgRAPHOE NOTES:RaphoeRaphoe Family Resource Centre:Baby and Toddlers ActivitiesThe Family Resource Centre will be hosting a number of activities for babies and toddlers over the next number of months through funding made available from the Katharine Howard Foundation. The next activity will be an Introductory Session to Baby Massage on Friday 15th May from 9.45-11.45am. This will be followed by a Tiny Tunes Session on Wednesday 20th May from 10.30-11.30am. There is no cost for these session so please feel free to come along. We would welcome any new babies or toddlers (and their parents/guardians of course!). Community DramaThe Family Resource Centre is currently supporting an group of people aged 50 years plus through funding made available from the Community Foundation for Ireland Older Persons’ Fund Round 1:Active Citizenship. One of the objectives identified by the group is to form a drama group for people of that age profile. To that end a public meeting will take place in the Family Resource Centre at 7.30pm on Wednesday 20th May. If you are interested please feel free to come along and bring a friend!Summer Project 2015The joint summer project between Raphoe Family Resource Centre and Springboard Family Support Project will take place from Tuesday 14th –Friday 24th July inclusive. Registration will take place on Tuesday 2nd June (please note change of date) at 11.00am in Springboard and at 6.00pm in the Family Resource Centre. Cost €5.00 per individual child, €8.00 for 2 children and €10.00 for 3 or more. Make sure to pin those dates on your fridge! “100 Club” Weekly Private Members DrawCongratulations to Week 6 Winners:1st Prize €50-Paul Fagan2nd Prize €30-Ciara Grant3rd Prize €20-Kyle StrainThe Family Resource Centre would like to thank all those who have subscribed to the draw; your support is greatly appreciated. You could be one of the lucky winners next week!Little smiles with big dreamsLittle Smiles with Big Dreams is a parent and toddler group that meets every Wednesday morning at 10:30am – 12 noon in the Family Resource Centre. Anyone who is in care of a child where it is an aunt / uncle/ child-minder or grandparent is welcome. The kiddies can get involved in Messy play, free play, story time and music time where the adult can enjoy a cuppa tea and meet other adults. Parent and Toddler are a great way to enhance your little one confidence and meet others their age. A light lunch is provided and a small cost of 50 cent per family.Raphoe Walking Group The Walking Group meets every Thursday morning at 10.30am. All abilities are catered for. And an important element of the group is coming in afterwards to have a chat and a cuppa.Women’s GroupThe next meeting of the Family Resource Centre’s Women’s Group will take place on Monday 25th May at 8.00pm.Good Luck! The Family Resource Centre would like to take this opportunity to send good luck wishes to all students sitting their state exams over the next few weeks. Best wishes from all of us to all of you!Primary Course in Food SafetyThe Family Resource Centre is proposing to run the 8 hour training programme Primary Course in Food Safety. The aim of the course is provide food workers with adequate training in the basic principles of food safety. The course is suitable for anyone who prepares or handles food in any environment including the home. There will be 4×2 hour sessions to include the following topics; Introduction to Food Safety, Microbiological Hazards, Food Contamination, HACCP from Food Delivery to Storage, HACCP from Food Preparation to Cooking Service and Service, Personal Hygiene, Food Premises and Equipment, Pest Control, Cleaning and Disinfection, and Food Safety Law and Enforcement. The course, which is accredited will be facilitated by Donna Quinn who is a member of the Environmental Health Officers’ Association. If interested or for further information please contact Laura on 074-9145796 or 087-3641503.Countdown to Raphoe 5K!Donegal Athletics Board recently launched its annual Grand Prix Series of races for 2015 and Raphoe Family Resource Centre is delighted to announce that its 5k is included this year again and will be held on Tuesday 7th July commencing at 7.30pm. This very well supported race in Raphoe in association with Lifford AC is now into its 5th consecutive year and to celebrate the occasion there will be a reduced entry fee this year of €7.00 per individual; €20.00 for a family of 3 or more. We look forward to the continued support of the local Athletic Clubs and Running Groups. With 9 weeks to the event there is plenty of opportunity to get into training and for those of you who have never run before to join one of the many local ‘Couch to 5k’ groups in the area so get running!Young Carers GroupAre you a young carer? Do you help to take care for someone at home who has an illness, disability, substance misuse, mental health difficulty or bereavement? The Loft Youth Project hosts a Young Carers Group for 12-18 year olds on Saturday mornings at 16-18 Port Road, Letterkenny. For further information please contact 074 9129630 or 087 1255246.St. Eunan’s National School 60 Year CelebrationsSt Eunan’s NS, Raphoe are celebrating their 60 year anniversary. We will be hosting the celebrations in September/ October 2015. This is a perfect opportunity to promote local history to our children in a fun and interesting way. We are looking for local people to help us organise the event and to pass on their expertise on the history of the school. If you are interested contact Anita Keeve at St Eunan’s NS, on 074 91 45764. As part of this event the children are tracing past pupils all around the world and indeed Ireland. If you have a relative or friend who is a past pupil and who does not now live in Raphoe, it would be great if you could encourage them to send the students a postcard telling us about where they now live and their memories of St Eunan’s NS.Raphoe Friday Seniors Club:Patsy Kavanagh, singer, songwriter and storyteller will be in the Volt House on Friday morning 22nd May 2015 at 11.00am. Everyone is welcome to come along and join in the fun! Tea will be served to all. Admission is free. This event is organised by Donegal Co. Council as part of the Bealtaine Festival which runs for the month of May.Raphoe Tidy Towns Ltd Community Appeal 2015.The Application for the town has now arrived and will be sent off before the end of May this year. Judging will be during the months of June, July and August. Thank you to everyone in our community for your great support over the years. Last year our town received a third Silver Medal Award which is an excellent achievement. We need the help of our entire community this year again. You can help by tidying your gardens, your houses, properties, painting, weeding, keeping your area litter free, putting out window boxes or hanging baskets. If you are the owner of a derelict property please help the town by tidying up before the end of May. Remember our deadline is the end of May as judging commences in June. Your help is needed and appreciated very much. Financial donations or donations of Paint, Shrubs or Flowers for this year would also be very helpful. For further information please contact The Tidy Towns office on 9145692. Thank You.Raphoe Tidy Towns Ltd Community Employment Project VacanciesThere will be a number of vacancies with the Tidy Towns C.E project commencing in October. Department of Social Protection eligibility criteria for community employment will apply for all posts. For an application form to work on the Tidy Towns Project please call into the Tidy Towns Office or telephone the office on 9145692 or the Supervisor on 0879473527.St. Johnston & Carrigans Community Employment ProjectSt. Johnston & Carrigans Community Employment Project is currently recruiting for the following post, which is supported by the Department of Social Protection:1 Seniors Programme Support Worker (to assist with Meals on Wheels, Lunch Club and cleaning) This is a part-time temporary contract to cover sick leave.It is based in St. Johnston & Carrigans Family Resource Centre. Workers are free to work in other places while on Community Employment. Free training is available within budgets.Job Descriptions and Application forms available from: St. Johnston & Carrigans Family Resource Centre, Chapel Road, St. Johnston. Tel 9148551. Closing Date: Fri 8th May 2015Lifford YouthreachLifford Youthreach is an education and training centre for young people who have left school, without Junior or Leaving Certificate.We cater for young people between the ages of 16-20 years. We provide a range of subjects and qualifications for learners to ensure they leave the programme with the skills and abilities necessary to enter the world of work, or go on to further education. Young people who attend the programme receive a weekly allowance, which is dependent on their attendance. Young people are given the opportunity to try out new skills and subjects which will help them develop a sense of what it is they want to achieve in life, in relation to their career and education choices. If you know of anyone who might be interested in joining the programme please contact the centre on 0749142114 or email liffordyouthreach@donegaletb.ieSlimming WorldHow do you want to look and feel this summer? Join us every Thursday night at 7pm in the Volt House Hall, Raphoe where our warm and friendly Slimming World group will help you feel and look fantastic this summer. If you would like to know more contact Geraldine on 086 3348048.Umbra Clothing CollectionsUmbra Clothing Collections are holding are a clothing collection in aid of cancer in the Diamond, Raphoe on Saturday 16th May from 11am-3.30pm. If you require bags to be picked up from your house please ring or text Mick on 086 3821979.Please note that items for the Raphoe Notes should be placed in the box provided in the Post Office on or before 12 noon on Fridays. Items can also be emailed to raphoefrc@eircom.net or handed in to the Family Resource Centre, William Street. Items should be submitted at least one week in advance of publication of local press.DD LOCAL: RAPHOE TO HOST SUMMER PROJECT was last modified: May 8th, 2015 by StephenShare 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:donegalNotesRaphoesummer projectlast_img read more

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Stupid Evolution Quote of the Week:  Monkeys Bang Rocks, Invent Culture

first_imgThe venerable University of Cambridge earns this week’s prize for the following statements in a press release today:New evidence of “human” culture among primates23 March 2007Research suggests that stone-banging by South American monkeys could be a socially-learned skillFresh evidence that suggests monkeys can learn skills from each other, in the same manner as humans, has been uncovered by a University of Cambridge researcher.    Dr Antonio Moura, a Brazilian researcher from the Department of Biological Anthropology, has discovered signs that Capuchin monkeys in Brazil bang stones as a signalling device to ward off potential predators.    While not conclusive, his research adds to a mounting body of evidence that suggests other species have something approaching human culture.Some esteemed Cambridge grads of the past, such as James Clerk Maxwell, might have a little fun with this “suggestion.”  He might write a poem on whether the operation is commutative.  Could the converse operation hold as well: i.e., that the faculty and student body appear to be devolving toward monkey culture?The depths of inanity to which Darwinian dogmatists will sink borders on insanity.  Monkey bangs rock.  Shakespeare can’t be far behind.  Will this line of argument fly at Oxford?  (On second thought… Dawkins territory…)    There are two reasons why Darwinists get away with shameless nonsense in the press.  The first is because they have not learned shame.  Normal people, not infected with Delusia academia, should teach them the normal human blushing response.  A good bout of laughter can help.  Saturday Night Live should take this theory and run with it.  Calling all comedians: there’s a gold mine of joke material at Darwin Party Headquarters.    The second reason they get away with nonsense is that the gutless press isn’t doing its job.  Science reporters, like fawning toadies, just gulp down the toad and regurgitate it onto the plate to dish out to the public.  We need a new generation of reporters who understand their role is not to parrot but to ferret.  Fire the current batch and send in some seasoned political reporters to face up to the academics, shove microphones in their faces, and ask questions like:“How do you know that?  Mr. Moura, doesn’t it seem a little silly that rock-banging by monkeys could have anything to do with human culture?  What do you have to say to the majority of people who would disagree with your idea?  Don’t you feel it is a little bit reckless to take such a trivial behavior and extrapolate it onto human beings?  What about crows and parrots and dogs? (03/08/2007, bullets #2, #3).  Don’t they show much more elaborate signaling behavior than Capuchin monkeys?  Didn’t we learn that even ants can teach one another? (01/11/2006, bullet #3).  You wouldn’t suggest that human culture evolved from crows and ants now, would you?  Couldn’t the same reasoning be used to speculate that architecture evolved from beaver dams?  What makes rock-banging stand out as anything unusual in the animal kingdom?  How could your hypothesis be tested?  How could it be falsified?  Have you been fair to other explanations, or debated with scientists who disagree with your “suggestion”?  Isn’t science supposed to be about verification and justification of ideas?  If it is not conclusive, and only a suggestion, why not get to work in the lab until you can state something with more confidence?  Where is this mounting body of evidence you speak of?  Can you produce it so that our research team can see if any of it really does more than just speculate?  Have you, sir, seen the mounting body of evidence that Darwinism is on the decline?  And why, sir, are you spending your time speculating on such things instead of doing science that can make the world a better place?”After this barrage (typical of the way political reporters treat the President), Mr. Moura needs to be put face-to-face on TV with a well-prepared and outspoken Darwin critic who can shoot down every suggestion he makes on scientific grounds, and with a philosopher of science who can express outrage at any attempt to draw such a grandiose extrapolation from such flimsy observations.    Darwinism will slink away silently when the wise and sensible among us stand up to their bluff and demand scientific integrity or else.  Or else what?  Or else a room full of belly laughs.  Reporters, do your homework and come prepared to your next interview with a Darwinist.  Have a long list of hard-hitting questions and, as backup, a box of kazoos and party blowers.(Visited 13 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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Bengal police arrests four foreigners in Tripura ATM heist

first_imgWest Bengal police arrested two Turkish and two Bangladeshi nationals on Tuesday for allegedly withdrawing lakhs of rupees from State Bank of India ATMs in Tripura using cloning devices, officials said. A senior West Bengal police officer said the suspects were arrested following a tip-off from Tripura police. They were suspected to have installed skimming devices in automated teller machines to clone debit cards and withdrawn an unspecified amount of money. The bank had received 45 complaints from customers that their money was taken out from various ATMs in Agartala, State Bank of India Regional Manager Dibyendu Chowdhury had said on Monday.Further details are awaited.last_img read more

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Cardiff City vs Arsenal: Ozil back in Gunners XI

first_imgUnai Emery earned his first Premier League victory as Arsenal boss after defeating West Ham 3-1 at the Emirates, and will look to build momentum as they gear up to face Cardiff away on Sunday.Cardiff City are the only team in the Premier League not to have scored a goal this season (although still sporting a better goal difference than Manchester United) and will look to correct their inability to score when they clash with Arsenal, who have already conceded six goals in three opening games.Arsenal are currently in ninth place and will need to seal a win against the Blues if they are looking to secure a top-four spot this season.  Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! Game Cardiff City vs Arsenal Date Sunday, September 2 Time 1:30pm BST / 8:30am EST TV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch In the United States (US), the game will be shown on NBC Sports and streamed online via the NBC Sports Live app. US TV channel Online stream NBC Sports NBC Sports Live In the United Kingdom (UK), the game can be watched live on Sky Sports or streamed through the Sky GO app. UK TV channel Online stream Sky Sports Sky GO Squads & Team News Position Cardiff City players Goalkeepers Etheridge, Smithies Defenders Ecuele Manga, Morrison, Bamba, Morrison, Bennett, Peltier, Cunningham Midfielders Ralls, Paterson, Murphy, Arter, Camarasa, Forwards Zohore, Ward, Madine Nathaniel Mendez-Laing was forced off the pitch last Saturday with a stretcher and will be forced to miss out on three months of action after damaging his posterior cruciate ligament.Junior Hoilett was not included in the 0-0 stalemate against Huddersfield with a groin injury, and manager Warnock is likely not to risk the player against Arsenal.Cardiff City XI: Etheridge; Camarasa, Manga, Bamba, Morrison; Bennett, Hoilett, Arter, Ralls; Reid, Ward. Position Arsenal players Goalkeepers Cech, Leno, Martinez Defenders Bellerin, Sokratis, Lichtsteiner, Mustafi, Holding, Monreal, Mavropanos Midfielders Elneny, Mkhitaryan, Ramsey, Torreira, Ozil, Iwobi, Guendouzi, Xhaka Forwards Lacazette, Aubameyang, Welbeck Mesut Ozil has returned to the starting XI after missing last week’s victory over West Ham due to illness. Henrikh Mkhitaryan has been forced to make way to allow the German to play alongside Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in attack.Sead Kolasinac is not expected to make his return to the squad until October as he continues to return to fitness after recovering from a knee injury, while Ainsley Maitland-Niles is a long-term absentee following damage to his left fibula.Laurent Koscielny will also be unavailable as he continues to be sidelined with an extended injury.Potential Arsenal XI: Cech; Bellerin, Sokratis, Mustafi, Monreal; Xhaka, Guendouzi; Ramsey; Aubameyang, Lacazette, Ozil.Betting & Match Odds Cardiff City are priced at odds of winning 5/1 according to bet 365, while a draw is available at 3/1. A win for the Gunners is up for 8/15.Click here to see all of bet 365’s offers for the game, including goalscoring markets, correct score predictions and more.Match Preview Neil Etheridge Cardiff City 18082018Germany international Ozil is set to return to the Gunners squad after missing last week’s match due to feeling unwell, and not due to a rift with manager Emery, insists the Spaniard.The midfielder endured a tough summer after quitting the Germany national team due to the racism he received as a squad player, as well as dealing with the backlash after his former teammates in Thomas Muller and Toni Kroos publicly denied any racism occurring within the side.Emery’s side will need to improve on their dreary away record when they travel to Cardiff, having won just one Premier League game away from the Emirates in 2018 and starting their season in the worst possible way with back-to-back defeats to both Manchester City and Chelsea.Cardiff are under pressure to score their first goal in the Premier League after being promoted from the Championship, misfiring against Bournemouth, Newcastle and Huddersfield in their opening fixtures.They currently sit at 15th in the table – considering their lack of goals scored – but also sport a decent defensive record in which they have only conceded twice.Warnock will be looking to exploit the leaky Arsenal defence that seemed to be the Achilles’ heel of the team in their displays so far, and perhaps will be relying on their shaky back-four to register their first goal in the top-flight this season. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

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