Houssem Aouar happy at Lyon after missing out on Arsenal transfer Houssem Aouar insists he is happy to remain at Lyon for another season (Getty)‘So, of course, we are going to try have the best season and to try to put the team and the club back in its rightful place at the top of France. Asked if he is disappointed that a move did not come to fruition, Aouar replied: ‘I’m the opposite. ‘I am at home, in the club that I love, with my friends and my family.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal‘So certainly I have all my bearings and it is giving me even more motivation to have a good season and to bring the club back to the top places in Ligue 1. ‘There is a lot of motivation, we have a quality group, with a very good team, notably in attack with certain arrivals. ‘We have satisfied with this team but now we are going to have to show it on the pitch a bit more than we have done at the beginning of this season.’Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Advertisement Comment Metro Sport ReporterThursday 8 Oct 2020 9:53 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link2.8kShares Arsenal were unable to sign Houssem Aouar from Lyon this summer (Getty Images)Lyon midfielder Houssem Aouar insists he is not disappointed after missing out on a move to Arsenal during the transfer window.The Gunners had multiple offers for the 22-year-old rejected by Lyon as the French club stood firm over their €60m (£55.5m) valuation.Aouar was one of Mikel Arteta’s top midfield targets for the window but Arsenal, who signed Thomas Partey in a €50m (£45.4m) deal on deadline day, were unable to meet Lyon’s asking price.But despite failing to secure a switch to the Premier League, Aouar is adamant that he is happy to remain at Lyon.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘Of course, I asked myself all the necessary questions,’ said Aouar.‘I am in the headspace to have a great season with my club and recover the points that we have lost. Advertisement
In light of the findings and recommendations out of the Commission of Inquiry (CoI) conducted into City Hall last year, the Georgetown Mayor and City Council (M&CC) is now on a path to improve the services offered by the City Constabulary Department.Chief Constable of the City Constabulary Department, Andrew FooThis was taken into consideration after a number of complaints have surfaced in relation to the safety of persons traversing and operating within the capital city.It is against this backdrop that the City Council on Monday passed a No-Confidence Motion against Chief Constable of the Department, Andrew Foo to have him dismissed from the position as Head of the Constabulary Department.The motion was moved by Constituency Councillor Denroy Tudor during the City Council’s statutory meeting held at City Hall.Tudor noted that the motion was aimed at changing what he described as “lack of management” presently dominating the security department, and has been the cause of poor work outputted by the officers. According to him, with the motion passed, the Constabulary Department can now act with efficiency and serve the nation’s citizens well.“We have seen what has transpired within this wonderful Council as it relates to the City Constabulary. This laissez-faire understanding or lack of management coming at the level of the City Constabulary has transferred to most of those officers. So we want to ensure that we change that…with this motion passed, persons cannot only just feel the presence of the City Constabulary working in efficiency for the residents of Georgetown but certainly understand the role of the City Constabulary” Tudor explained.Furthermore, the Councillor disclosed that a recommendation made at a recent committee meeting to have a security plan drafted fell on deaf ears, and this had led to the numerous complaints from vendors and residents in relation to the safety of the environment.“No security plan was put in place for Russell square, and we had residents, vendors there that have been complaining tirelessly as it relates to these issues. We are trying to ensure that our vendors can move comfortably, we are trying to ensure that our residents that traverse the Stabroek Square can be able to move without any cause of fear and apprehension….this motion is aimed at ensuring that we see a change within this Council,” he asserted.In 2018, Foo was summoned before the CoI led by Justice Cecil Kennard (ret’d), and it was later revealed in the CoI’s final report that oral submissions made by the Chief Constable contained conflicting statements. It was then stated in the report that Foo lacks credibility, integrity, competence, and should be dismissed.In the previous year, City Hall’s Legal Affairs and Security Committee had recommended that the Chief Constable along with the ASP, Virjanand Gafur, the supervisor of investigations, be sent on 14 days leave for serious neglect of duty in relation to their roles in investigating sexual assault involving a minor at the City Constabulary.These are among the reasons which led to the No-Confidence Motion being passed. The motion was carried by 19 council members, two voted against it and three abstained.The motion was seconded by Councillor Eketa Edwards, who pointed out that Foo has failed to effectively carry out his role.“The Chief Constable has failed to put effective systems in place, it is evident that it is a management problem and the city Department is not being managed effectively…the Department should be delivering high-quality policing services deterring crime by engaging in effective partnerships.” Edwards posited.
Naomh Padraig GAA News: Club Notes: 09/03/2015CLUB LOTTO The seventh Club Lotto draw of the year took place at the clubhouse on Monday the 9th of March. The numbers drawn on the night were 2, 3, 17 and 20.There was no jackpot winner; therefore next week’s jackpot increases to €2500. Five lucky players matched two of the numbers drawn.They were: Maura McDaid (Edenmore), Joe Lynch (Carrickmore), C. Kennedy (The Bowling Green Bar, Strabane), Phil Ferry (Porthall), and Isabella Connolly (Lifford). Each received €20.THE WEEK AHEAD U-14 Ladies, U-16 Ladies and Minor Ladies training continues on Monday evenings at the Training Pitch in Rossgier (6PM to 7PM) and Wednesday evenings at the Lifford Community Centre (7PM to 8PM). All players are asked to contribute €2 towards the cost of each training session.U-16 Boys training continues each Wednesday night at the training pitch in Rossgier (5:30PM to 6:45PM).Men’s team training continues as normal on Mondays and Thursdays at the Training Pitch in Rossgier. All players are asked to be on the pitch, ready to begin training at 7:20PM sharp on both nights.Under-8 and Under 10 team training continues every Saturday morning from 11AM to 12PM at the Lifford Resource Centre AstroTurf. Any children born between 2005 and 2009 are more than welcome to attend. All players are asked to contribute €2 towards the cost of renting the Astroturf.As always, new players are more than welcome to join any of the Clubs teams. STARS IN THEIR EYES FUNDRAISEROur ‘Stars in Their Eyes’ Fundraiser is now less than 2 weeks away, with the event taking place in Bannigans Bar, Main Street, Lifford on Saturday the 21st of March at 9PM. On the night we have country legends Garth Brooks and Kenny Rogers performing, as well as Neil Diamond and modern day chart toppers CeeLo Green, Megan Trainor and Katy Perry. We also have ol’ blue eyes himself, Frank Sinatra, as well as Alannah Myles of ‘Black Velvet’ fame, with one or two additional acts still to be confirmed before the big night. While we can promises nothing as regards the quality of the singing on the night, we can guarantee a great night’s fun and some brilliant entertainment.Tickets for the event are now on sale now at a cost of €5. Tickets can be obtained from Club Members John McDermott (0872106832), Megan McNulty (0863943127), Christine Marley (0868964163), Orla McGhee (0867300218) and Caroline McBride. Tickets can also be purchased from Bannigans Bar directly. Please note that tickets for the event are selling fast so be sure to get yours while they are still available.In next week’s Club Notes, we will be revealing the true identities of those brave souls taking to the stage on the night. We hope to see you all there.SYMPATHIESThe Club would to like to extend its sympathies to the family and friends of Bobby Kelly (Drumbuoy) on their recent bereavement – ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.GAA NEWS: NAOMH PADRAIG MEN’S SENIOR TEAM CONTINUE PREPARATIONS FOR NEW CAMPAIGN was last modified: March 10th, 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:GAANaomh PadriagNoticesSport