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Maja: I dreamt playing for Arsenal

first_img Promoted ContentArchaeologists Still Have No Explanation For These Discoveries10 Extremely Gorgeous Asian ActressesCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?Couples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopWhat Is A Black Hole In Simple Terms?7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterBrother Creates A Phenomenal Dress For His SisterWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?Birds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeWhat Are The Most Delicious Foods Out There? Bordeaux striker, Josh Maja, has put Arsenal on high alert by admitting he dreamt one day playing for the Gunners. Loading… FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img ‘My team is Arsenal, so hopefully one day I’ll get the opportunity to play for them. If not, then I’ll keep supporting them anyway. The Gunners are struggling to keep hold of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette, which could mean they’re in the market for a striker. Read Also:French Cup: Maja’s goal fails to save Bordeaux from defeat Mikel Arteta explains why Sokratis was moaning during Arsenal win over Portsmouth Do your bit for the environment with a Scottish holiday in 2020 The London-born forward has attracted attention from Chelsea this season with reports in France claiming the Blues have scouted the 21-year-old. Nigeria international started his career at Sunderland but move to Ligue 1 in 2018 and he’s established himself as a first-team player this term, scoring six goals in 15 appearances for Bordeaux. Both Chelsea and Everton are said to be interested in the striker but Maja is clear that the only Premier League club he dreams of is Arsenal. Obviously, growing up in London, one of my dreams is to play in the Premier League,’ Maja told BeIN Sports. ‘Hopefully, in the future, that opportunity will come.Advertisementlast_img read more

Roland Garros could be behind closed doors, says French tennis boss

first_img Guidicelli, who said that the French federation (FFT) had “no regrets” over its unilateral decision to move the clay court Grand Slam from May 24-June 7 to September 20-October 4, insisted all options remain on the table. “We haven’t ruled out any option. Roland Garros is first and foremost a story of matches and players,” he told the Journal du Dimanche. “There is the tournament taking place in the stadium, and the tournament on TV screens. “Millions of viewers around the world are waiting. Organising it behind closed doors would allow part of the business model – television rights (which account for more than a third of the tournament’s revenues) – to go ahead. This cannot be overlooked.” The spread of the coronavirus has halted all tennis since mid-March and will not resume until July 13 at the earliest. Wimbledon has already been cancelled for the first time since the World War II. The US Open, due to take place in New York from August 31-September 13, is also in question with a decision expected in mid-June. Loading… Promoted ContentCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldDeepika Padukone’s Most Memorable LooksWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Top 10 Female Disney Villains You’ll Definitely Fall In Love WithThe Most Exciting Cities In The World To VisitWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More French Tennis Chief, Bernard Guidicelli, has admitted that Roland Garros, already controversially pushed back four months due to the coronavirus, could be staged behind closed doors. Close to 500,000 fans regularly attend Roland Garros every year. However, an indication as to the thinking around the 2020 edition came last Thursday when the FFT decided to reimburse all tickets bought for the original date of the tournament rather than transfer them. Guidicelli admitted that the start of the rescheduled French Open could even be pushed back a further week to begin on September 27. That would allow a two-week break between the US Open and Roland Garros. “I have regular discussions with Andrea Gaudenzi (President of the ATP), Steve Simon (President of the WTA) and David Haggerty (Head of the ITF) and another call is planned next week to see how we have progressed. “We are working well together, but it is still a bit early to precisely determine the schedule. read also:Murray haunted by 2016 Roland Garros final loss to Djokovic “Roland Garros is the driving force of tennis in France, it is what feeds the players in our ecosystem,” added Guidicelli. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

Nominee for Department of Energys undersecretary for science draws praise

first_img By Adrian ChoJul. 19, 2017 , 4:00 PM Country * Afghanistan Aland Islands Albania Algeria Andorra Angola Anguilla Antarctica Antigua and Barbuda Argentina Armenia Aruba Australia Austria Azerbaijan Bahamas Bahrain Bangladesh Barbados Belarus Belgium Belize Benin Bermuda Bhutan Bolivia, Plurinational State of Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba Bosnia and Herzegovina Botswana Bouvet Island Brazil British Indian Ocean Territory Brunei Darussalam Bulgaria Burkina Faso Burundi Cambodia Cameroon Canada Cape Verde Cayman Islands Central African Republic Chad Chile China Christmas Island Cocos (Keeling) Islands Colombia Comoros Congo Congo, the Democratic Republic of the Cook Islands Costa Rica Cote d’Ivoire Croatia Cuba Curaçao Cyprus Czech Republic Denmark Djibouti Dominica Dominican Republic Ecuador Egypt El Salvador Equatorial Guinea Eritrea Estonia Ethiopia Falkland Islands (Malvinas) Faroe Islands Fiji Finland France French Guiana French Polynesia French Southern Territories Gabon Gambia Georgia Germany Ghana Gibraltar Greece Greenland Grenada Guadeloupe Guatemala Guernsey Guinea Guinea-Bissau Guyana Haiti Heard Island and McDonald Islands Holy See (Vatican City State) Honduras Hungary Iceland India Indonesia Iran, Islamic Republic of Iraq Ireland Isle of Man Israel Italy Jamaica Japan Jersey Jordan Kazakhstan Kenya Kiribati Korea, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Republic of Kuwait Kyrgyzstan Lao People’s Democratic Republic Latvia Lebanon Lesotho Liberia Libyan Arab Jamahiriya Liechtenstein Lithuania Luxembourg Macao Macedonia, the former Yugoslav Republic of Madagascar Malawi Malaysia Maldives Mali Malta Martinique Mauritania Mauritius Mayotte Mexico Moldova, Republic of Monaco Mongolia Montenegro Montserrat Morocco Mozambique Myanmar Namibia Nauru Nepal Netherlands New Caledonia New Zealand Nicaragua Niger Nigeria Niue Norfolk Island Norway Oman Pakistan Palestine Panama Papua New Guinea Paraguay Peru Philippines Pitcairn Poland Portugal Qatar Reunion Romania Russian Federation Rwanda Saint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha Saint Kitts and Nevis Saint Lucia Saint Martin (French part) Saint Pierre and Miquelon Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Samoa San Marino Sao Tome and Principe Saudi Arabia Senegal Serbia Seychelles Sierra Leone Singapore Sint Maarten (Dutch part) Slovakia Slovenia Solomon Islands Somalia South Africa South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands South Sudan Spain Sri Lanka Sudan Suriname Svalbard and Jan Mayen Swaziland Sweden Switzerland Syrian Arab Republic Taiwan Tajikistan Tanzania, United Republic of Thailand Timor-Leste Togo Tokelau Tonga Trinidad and Tobago Tunisia Turkey Turkmenistan Turks and Caicos Islands Tuvalu Uganda Ukraine United Arab Emirates United Kingdom United States Uruguay Uzbekistan Vanuatu Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of Vietnam Virgin Islands, British Wallis and Futuna Western Sahara Yemen Zambia Zimbabwe Nominee for Department of Energy’s undersecretary for science draws praise Email Click to view the privacy policy. Required fields are indicated by an asterisk (*) It looked like the sort of appointment that would make many scientists uneasy. Last week, the White House announced the nomination of Paul Dabbar, now an investment banker, as undersecretary for science for the Department of Energy (DOE). The position aims to coordinate scientific efforts and expertise across the sprawling agency, which has a $30.8 billion annual budget. Several sources familiar with DOE’s $5.3 billion Office of Science—the United States’s single largest funder of the physical sciences—told ScienceInsider that they did not know Dabbar, who has his Senate confirmation hearing tomorrow. But observers versed in DOE’s broader mission say that Dabbar is highly qualified and applaud his nomination.“He is one bright cookie,” says Beverly Ramsey, a systems ecologist at the Desert Research Institute in Reno, Nevada, who has worked at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee and Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico and currently serves with Dabbar on DOE’s Environmental Management Advisory Board. “Dabbar has a great personality, he has a very easy way of making his points, and he asks great questions.”The White House announcement stresses Dabbar’s business experience. He’s the managing director for mergers and acquisitions at J.P. Morgan in New York City and, according to the White House announcement, “has over $400 billion in investment experience across all energy sectors.” But it’s Dabbar’s earlier career that DOE observers point to with interest. A graduate of the Naval Academy in Annapolis, Dabbar served as a nuclear submarine officer. “As a general principle, the nuclear navy is a really elite organization,” says Matthew Bunn, an expert on nuclear arms, energy, and proliferation at Harvard University, who says he doesn’t know Dabbar. “There ain’t no such thing as a stupid nuclear navy guy.”center_img Sign up for our daily newsletter Get more great content like this delivered right to you! Country Paul Dabbar © The Philadelphia Tribune Co., Inc. Those who do know Dabbar say he has the experience, skills, and disposition needed to succeed as undersecretary. In the greater DOE milieu, Dabbar is very well known, says Daniel Poneman, president and CEO of Centrus Energy Corp. in Bethesda, Maryland, who from 2009 to 2014 served as DOE’s deputy secretary of energy. “If you talk to utility CEOs, I think you would find that most if not all of them know Paul very well,” he says. “He’s got all the technical knowledge and the regulatory knowledge, but he’s also deeply practical.” Ramsey says Dabbar has already demonstrated the kind of insight that would benefit DOE’s mission. “He has been very good at looking at what are the emergent technologies and how we could apply them to do what DOE needs to do,” she says.The undersecretary need not be a scientist to be an effective administrator, says Poneman, a lawyer. Dabbar will have plenty of help with the scientific matters, Poneman predicts: “He’ll have 17 national lab directors to talk to who are rocket scientists.” Ramsey cautions against underestimating Dabbar’s scientific understanding. “The guy is certainly not science-free,” she says. “You don’t get to take the path he’s taken without knowing a lot about everything from mechanical engineering to nuclear physics.”Perhaps the biggest question surrounding Dabbar’s nomination is what role he will actually play if confirmed by Senate (which is expected). Congress created the undersecretary for science position in 2005, during the administration of former President George W. Bush, and it was first held by Raymond Orbach, a theoretical physicist who simultaneously served as director of the Office of Science. However, the position proved problematic during the administration of former President Barrack Obama when Steven Koonin, also a theoretical physicist, served as undersecretary for science. Koonin had little budget authority and direct responsibility for only the Office of Science, a situation that left numerous observers suggesting that he and the director were sharing a job. Koonin left DOE in 2011 after serving just 2 years.The position remained vacant until 2013, when then–Secretary of Energy Ernst Moniz reorganized DOE management. He combined the undersecretary for science and the parallel undersecretary of energy position to create an undersecretary for science and energy who had authority over the Office of Science, DOE’s nuclear and fossil energy programs, its energy efficiency and renewable energy program, and others. (Moniz also created an undersecretary for management and performance who was given control over the national laboratories, environmental clean-up, human resources, etc.) Last week’s White House announcement, and the current DOE organizational chart, suggest that Secretary of Energy Rick Perry will restore the undersecretary positions to their original specifications. The biggest question may then be whether Dabbar finds the downsized remit satisfying.last_img read more