Clutch Go delivers anew for Blue Eagles

first_imgCoco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Bloodied Nieto willing to ‘sacrifice anything’ Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES He did it in the Final Four in Ateneo’s 88-84 win over Far Eastern University when he hit the game-tying three that sent the game into overtime and an improbable kneeling bank shot in the extra period.And Go did another of his backbreaking baskets this time in Game 1 of the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball Finals when he punched home a bank shot with 10.4 seconds left that gave Ateneo a 75-70 lead over defending champion De La Salle.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBack on the throneGo said it was his team’s collective trust on each other that made the shot possible for him.“First off, I have to thank God because without him none of this would be possible,” said Go Saturday after their 76-70 win at Mall of Asia Arena. “Second, I guess, it’s the trust again. Thirdy [Ravena] passed me the ball to show that we don’t care who scores the last two points or the crucial baskets.” Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’center_img Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ MOST READ For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. READ: Ateneo holds on, beats La Salle in Game 1 of UAAP FinalsRavena first shook off the double team of Ricci Rivero and Abu Tratter before bouncing a pass to Go, who then had to get a shot up against Kib Montalbo and Ben Mbala that earned him a trip to the foul line for the game’s final point.Go, who finished with five points, two rebounds, and two assists, was quick to defer the praise given to him saying that any Blue Eagle could’ve taken the clutch shot.“Even though I could’ve scored it, or anybody else, we would’ve looked at that rather than saying I scored or Matt scored or anybody else,” said Go. “At the end, it’s for Ateneo.”ADVERTISEMENT Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netIn just two games, Isaac Go turned from Ateneo’s jovial center to a cold-blooded, clutch-shot maker. Go’s still the same lighthearted big man for the Blue Eagles but he’s established himself as one reliable scoring option when Ateneo is in dire need of points.ADVERTISEMENT Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set View commentslast_img read more

Lomachenko to box at Garden in return from shoulder surgery

first_imgWill you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum MOST READ View comments Happy times for Tiger Woods heading to a Ryder Cupcenter_img Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew FILE – Vasiliy Lomachenko celebrates his Junior Lightweight bout victory over Guillermo Rigondeaux at Madison Square Garden on December 9, 2017 in New York City. Steven Ryan/Getty Images/AFPNEW YORK — Vasiliy Lomachenko will return from shoulder surgery when he faces Jose Pedraza on Dec. 8 at Madison Square Garden in a lightweight unification fight.Lomachenko tore the labrum in his right shoulder while knocking out Jorge Linares on May 12, also at MSG.ADVERTISEMENT Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown LATEST STORIES The fight against Pedraza will mark the fourth time the three-division world champion from Ukraine will be in the main event at MSG. It will come inside the Theater, where he stopped Cuba’s Guillermo Rigondeaux last December in the first pro bout between two-time Olympic gold medalists.The bout was announced Tuesday by Top Rank.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissLomachenko (11-1, 9 KOs) will defend the WBA version of the 135-pound title against Pedraza (25-1, 12 KOs), a Puerto Rican who won the WBO title in August.last_img read more

‘No Time to Compromise’

first_imgThe Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission (LACC) has appealed to political leaders, civil-society partners and the student community to support its fight against corrupt practices in the country. In his message in the observance of Anti-Corruption Day on December 9, LACC Chairperson, Cllr. James Verdier said, “We need your support. We are in this together as one nation, one people confronted with one common enemy.” “This fight is not LACC’s fight; it’s the Liberian people’s fight. You have to own this process, stand up against corruption and from wherever you are, uphold integrity, break the chain of corruption in our society.”He reviewed the history of corruption and its influences on the Liberian society since 1847 up to 1929, and from 1956 when the Bureau of Audit was established to fight corruption. “Twenty years later, we established the National Force for the Eradication of Corruption,” he said. “And yet the problem of corruption is still endemic in the Liberian society.” He also reviewed the fight against corruption from 2005 to 2010 when several anti-corruption institutions were established by the Liberian government. “During the past years, corruption in Liberia was not a principal concern due to limited education of the population, political authoritarianism, culture of tolerance for corruption and the non-existence of civil society organizations as well as a pervasive press,” Cllr. Verdier said. He said with the level of democracy in the country today, coupled with educational programs through engagements with local officials, among others, people have come to understand that corruption is a virus that retards development. “It contributes to poverty and human suffering. Education and prevention remain the best tools in fighting corruption, as prevention is better than cure,” Cllr. Verdier said. He stated that if Liberians are serious and ready to fight corruption, the time is now.He called on the Student Unification Party (SUP) of the University of Liberia, civil society groups, and political leaders, amongst others, to collaborate with the LACC in exposing corruption and supporting the anti-graft commission in the prosecutorial process, and not to be in opposition. He quoted criminologist Jennifer Arlen who said, “Crimes are not readily detected by government,” and explained that it is the ordinary citizens at different levels who see, experience and come across transactions that are corrupt in nature.“This is not the time to compromise, ladies and gentlemen. To compromise with evil is worse than evil itself. We should not be against ourselves, we must break from the past, break the chain of corruption and alter our mind and build within us the spirit of integrity and honesty,” Cllr. Verdier said. He called on the public for moral support especially during prosecution, and urged the public to encourage those accused of corruption to vindicate themselves in court. “We cannot break the culture of corruption when we support those that cause our treasury to bleed,” he said. The LACC has identified some public officials for allegedly engaging in corruption, but has over the years been unable, due to the lack of prosecutorial powers, to successfully prosecute them. The Ministry of Justice, according to the mandate, receives recommendations from LACC and proceeds with prosecution. However, the Ministry of Justice has over time been unable to prosecute offenders due to lack of evidence. The International Anti-Corruption Day is a commemorative reminder for political leaders, governments, legal bodies and lobby groups to work together against corruption by promoting transparency, with the participation of the general public.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Government and Other Institutions Should NOT Use Public Email (GMAIL or YAHOO) As Their…

first_img– Advertisement – Dr. Darren Wilkins -They should use institutional email accounts!By Dr. Darren Wilkins | 0886703789\0777129092 | DWilkins@SaharaTechnology.ComA few months ago, I tried to register for a course in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning at a renowned university in the USA, using my GMAIL account. During the registration process, I was asked to enter my institution of employment in addition to other required information. When it was time to finalize the registration process, I received an error message informing me that the process could not be completed because an INSTITUTIONAL EMAIL was required; that the system could not accept my GMAIL email address. Prior to that experience, I had received a similar error message when I tried to subscribe online to a white paper on the topics mentioned above.In today’s article I try to inform if not educate, my readers on the essence or the imperatives of using institutional email rather than public emails, for official communication purposes. I shall briefly define public email; give you examples of them; and delineate some of the dangers of using them as an institutional communication medium. I will also suggest ways of obtaining an institutional email system for your institution, assuming you already don’t have one. So, here we go!!!Despite the advent and presence of other communications tools such as texting, video-conferencing (WhatsAPP, IMO, Skype, Messenger, etc), blogging, microblogging, etc., email remains yet a popular platform for business communication. Two types of emails are frequently used by individuals and organizations: institutional emails and public emails. Institutional emails are those specifically owned by the institution using its own domain name. For example, DoeJX@UL.Edu.Lr,  or DoeJX@Busycorp.Com.Lr, DoeJX@MFDP.Gov.Lr.Public email systems are those that are offered FREE OF CHARGE by their providers. Some examples of pubic email systems include GMAIL, Yahoo, Hotmail, (DoeJX@Gmail.com, DoeJX@Yahoo.Com, etc.). Since these email services are provided by external providers, they (the providers) remain in complete control of all emails and account data, which are stored externally on their servers; and they (providers) are not subject to our regulatory restrictions.Visit the Emansion website’s jobs page or read some of the local dailies. You will notice that official communications emanating from Government agencies or other public institutions, especially job advertisements, often include something like: “Contact human resources at: HR@Yahoo.com” or “MINISTER@Gmail.com”. Oftentimes we see Government communications or business cards with individuals listing their GMAIL or YAHOO! account(s) as their official email contact. And when I say officials, I am not just talking about low level officials, I am referring to some top officials of Government, businesses, academia and other sectors. While the use of public email system is not illegal (not to my knowledge of course), it is absolutely UNPROFESSIONAL and from an IT/ICT standpoint, it allows room for a lot of problems.No doubt, public email systems have increased and improved communications since the advent of the internet. They have made the traditional postal system relatively useless since they are faster, less cumbersome and cheaper. Yet, like most “free” things on the internet, public email systems come with a lot of stress. They provide a medium for scamming, cyber-impersonation, hacking, malware distribution, phishing, cyber-extortion and other cyber-crimes. Moreover, an institution’s use of public emails as official communication medium not only leaves room for data breaches, legal issues, etc., but it also takes away the professional image that is supposed to be inherently exhibited by institutions.Some folks would argue that public emails such as GMAIL or YAHOO are provided by large companies that have tremendous resources to prevent cyber-criminal activities, hence it is safe to use them in ANY institution. It is true these are companies with humongous resources, but immunity from cyber-attacks has not always been the case with all of them. You see, for many years, many of us thought that companies like Yahoo!, Google, et al, were totally untouchable or impenetrable. This perception endured until September 2016 when Yahoo confirmed that its system had been attacked and that, no less than half a billion user accounts had been compromised in what was one of the largest cybersecurity attacks ever known. What was very alarming about this incident was not only the fact that detailed account information was stolen, but rather, the fact that the breach itself occurred in 2014, two years before being discovered.The other obvious reason why pubic email, especially public email accounts of individuals should not be used in institutions is the possible threat on continuity. For example, if an employee uses his/her public email address to set up an account for a service that’s critical to the institution, the institution runs the risk of losing access to that service if individual’s email account is compromised or if the individual leaves the institution. To ensure that the institution retains ownership of its services, it is best to use the institution’s email and not a public or an individual email account.I may sound a bit trite or redundant but the primary goal of this article is to discourage Government officials and officials of other institutions from using public emails for official communication purposes. Emails from institutions should be sent through their own email system using their own domain (@yourinstitution.gov.lr, .edu.lr, .com.lr, etc) and not at GMAIL or at YAHOO. You see, just like an institution’s name or logo, an email address is often one of the things that people see when dealing with an institution for the first time. Hence, a branded email address usually gives the right first impression.Obtaining an institutional email system using your own domain name these days is not as difficult as it used to be back in the day. These days, all you have to do is first obtain a Liberian internet domain if you are operating in Liberia (something with the .Lr extension…. www.xxx.gov.lr or www.xxx.com.lr or www.xxx.edu.lr). This is done at the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications through the Chief Information Office. The CIO submits a request for a domain to our domain registrar who then creates the domain. I know this because I wrote the procedure to obtain a domain. After obtaining the domain name, you can purchase an email service from a reputable company, assuming you do not have an email server in-house.The process of obtaining a .LR domain as I said earlier is not as cumbersome as it was in the past. There are few requirements of course and they are as follows: an entity requesting a .LR domain must be registered in Liberia and have a physical presence here. In addition, the institution must have a hosting (web or email) platform that is connected to two international backbones situated in two geographical locations. Now the two geographical locations is a requirement that many web hosting companies including GoDaddy do not meet. So, it is imperative that your institution speaks with the authorities at the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications for guidance with this endeavor.Finally, this email is not intended to discourage you from using your Gmail or Hotmail or Yahoo email accounts for your own personal reasons. No! In fact, I too have my Gmail accounts that I use for personal reasons. I just won’t use it when I am performing tasks for an institution that employs me. If you are conducting business on behalf of the institution, you should use the institution’s email because it reduces the chances of data breaches and other disruptions; it provides better legal protection; it gives the IT/ICT department better control over institutional communications; it provides email continuity; it provides a safeguard for critical institutional functions and it enables the institution to exhibit its professional image. So, let me end by stating succinctly that NO GOVERNMENT, BUSINESS or ACADEMIC institution should use GMAIL, YAHOO, or HOTMAIL to send any serious business communication to external partners or stakeholders; that’s a NO NO!!Until next week,Carpe diem!Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Business Ministry to decide on fare increase after analysing operational costs

first_imgIn an exclusive interview with Business Minister Dominic Gaskin on Friday, it was related that the Ministry of Business is analysing the cost involved in the operation of minibuses before responding to a proposed hike in fares made by the United Minibus Union (UMU).Business Minister Dominic GaskinThe Minister said, “I know we are working on an analysis of the cost associated with operating minibuses, so that we can determine for ourselves whether the request for a fare increase is justified, and what that fare increase should be, if it is needed”.Speaking specifically about a five-year moratorium on the importation of minibuses suggested by the UMU, Gaskin said he believes there ought to be more statistical information relative to passenger volume in order to facilitate a decision that would actually benefit the sector.“If something like that is going to be done, it needs to be structured a little differently. Rather than a moratorium on the importation of buses, (there should) be some sort of limit on the amount of licences being issued, because you can’t condemn people to the same old bus for five years. And that (moratorium) doesn’t make sense, so it has to be dealt with. There needs to be solid data on passenger needs, passenger volume on the different routes, to really determine whether that is something that is going to work to the benefit or the detriment of the industry, and of the passengers also,” Gaskin explained.A proposal for not only a fare increase, but several other requests, was presented to Minister Gaskin back in June by head of the United Minibus Union, Eon Andrews, with the hope of addressing the several issues plaguing the sector.The two parties have since met, and are expected to decide on a way forward by the end of July, according to the Minister, who said he has ‘given his word’.The fare increase came at a time when the prices for fuel were fluctuating and increasing significantly. The head of the UMU had, however, informed that the fare increases suggested by him was not solely because of the fuel price increase, but because of a number of other issues, which include the hike in maintenance costs for minibuses.As a result of this, the UMU head had made it clear that the proposed fare increase of as much as $40 would not change even if the cost for fuel decreases.According to Andrews, it is not the UMU’s vision to exploit commuters, but rather to set fares which are “fair to everyone”.He said he is aware of cases wherein passengers are being made to pay transportation fares that have been increased by as much as $60, when all that the UMU has requested is a $20 increase for short drop drivers, and $40 increase for drivers who travel longer distances.“We are concerned, because if they (minibus drivers) take action, it means that especially the travelling public, although it is free-man transportation, they will punish. There may be persons who may react to those increases, and you know there might be some violence and Police story and these kinds of things. So I don’t think that’s the way anybody wants us to go, so I think that the Government ought to do something quickly,” the UMU president posited.last_img read more

Stabroek Wharf vendors finally get new stalls

first_img…begin selling at Route  42 bus parkAfter taking four months to establish a new area and construct stalls following the relocation of vendors from the Stabroek Wharf, the merchants have restarted their trade at the Route 42 bus park.Speaking with Guyana Times on Saturday, Public Relations Officer of the Mayor and City Council, Debra Lewis said that vendors were recently allowed to move into their new stalls and begin to sell.She noted that after six weeks, the Council will move to collect a monthly fee from the vendors. However, only those who are completely finished building had movedSome of the structures during the construction phaseinto the new structures.“Once they build, they can move in. They have a grace period when they move in which is six weeks after. Some of them have moved in already. Right now, you would see persons occupying. Not all but some of them who are finished,” said Lewis.Since June of 2016, it was reported that former Town Clerk Royston King had declared the commencement of works at the wharf.At that time, the budget for the complete refurbishing of the wharf was pegged at some $400 million. After the repairs, the section of the market which faces the Demerara River would be converted into a mall, inclusive of a boardwalk and entertainment areas. If the ideas were approved by the vendors, they would be required to pay a larger sum of money to rent the new building.In the past, over 300 merchants were situated at the wharf, but this number has been reduced to just over 80.The works at the wharf is expected to last for two years and as such, this also means that the Route 42 (Grove-Diamond) bus park will be displaced for the same period of time.In November 2018, a fire would have destroyed a section of the wharf after it was cordoned off for rehabilitation.For now, the new stalls are uniformly painted in two different sizes. The smaller size, measuring five feet by eight feet with a height of 13 feet, is set a cost of $3400 per month. The standard size, measuring 10 feet by eight feet with 13 feet height is priced at $6800 per month.As it relates to payment, some persons have complained that they were informed of a $10,000 fee which was to be paid to the Council. While only some were briefed about this “arrangement”, others are under the impression that it is not a standard agreement.last_img read more

Old pipe organ rings out for 90th year

first_imgTalk about old school. One of the oldest, most charming schools in the San Fernando Valley celebrated its 90th year in style this week by throwing a big, belated birthday party. During the celebration, school officials cranked up its vintage 900-pipe organ, which was donated in 1922 by a local music company. “We’re the only elementary school in the Valley that looks like a mission and has its own pipe organ,” said Rosemarie Kubena, principal of Reseda Elementary School, a designated state historical landmark. The school opened in September 1916 with 69 students, a principal and three teachers, each educator making $864 a year. It had eight classrooms, a library, a cafeteria and a front office. “Seniors from all over Michigan collected bulk playing cards from the casinos in the Midwest, then took them to senior centers to be sorted into decks,” Blashek said. “The problem was, they could not afford the close to $10,000 to ship them to us. Meanwhile, a Girl Scout troop in New Berlin, Wis., not only sold Girl Scout cookies for us, but organized a Beanie Baby collection drive after reading the letter from a Marine on our Web site about Beanies saving the lives of troops. “The girls collected 32 barrels of Beanies, but the shipping was going to cost several thousand dollars they didn’t have,” Blashek said. When officials at Roadway, a national shipping company, heard the story, they sent a truck to Michigan that then went on to Wisconsin to collect the items and drive them out to Van Nuys for free. Nice touch, Roadway. The May 26 and 27 drive will be held at the California Army National Guard Armory, 17330 Victory Blvd., Van Nuys. For information on donating or volunteering, log on to www.operationgratitude.com. And finally, if you want to say thank you to some great guys, stop by the Veterans Memorial at the Chatsworth train station at 10a.m. Saturday for the annual Loyalty Day ceremony sponsored by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post11508. The station is at 10040 Old Depot Plaza Road in Chatsworth. Dennis McCarthy’s column appears Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday. dennis.mccarthy@dailynews.com (818) 713-3749160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Today, Reseda Elementary – recipient of a California Distinguished School Award this year – has 542 students, 23 classrooms, 30 teachers and administrators, and an old pipe organ that has survived three earthquakes. “Fortunately, after the 1994 Northridge Earthquake, there was no major structural damage to the school like there was after the 1933 Long Beach temblor, but all the pipes of the organ fell down and were eventually repaired with a FEMA grant because of our historical landmark status,” said Cathy Altuvilla, who has taught at the school since 1979. Seldom in use these days, the organ was playing again Tuesday during an open house celebration at which students sang popular songs from each of the different eras that their historic little elementary school has taught through for 90 years. Happy Birthday, Reseda Elementary. Here’s a little behind-the-scenes story from Carolyn Blashek, founder of Operation Gratitude, which has sent more than 200,000 care packages in the past four years to troops overseas and those in hospitals back home. Two items that will be in the packages being collected for the troops this Memorial Day weekend will be 55,000 decks of playing cards and more than 6,000 Beanie Babies that soldiers can give to kids in Iraq and Afghanistan to help win their trust and get them to tell where landmines have been buried. last_img read more

Locals trying to make bail from mock jail at Totem Mall

first_imgThere will be plenty more “incarcerated” today, as unsuspecting coworkers and friends are hauled to the mock jail, where they must fundraise enough money to “make bail” before being released.Last year over $33,000 was raised, and all the funds go towards the Cops for Cancer Tour de North bike ride this fall, and ultimately cancer research. The 2013 Tour will kick off in Dawson Creek, stopping in Fort St. John, Hudson’s Hope, Chetwynd, and Mackenzie on its way to Williams Lake, and will have both Constable Vandine and Inspector Pat Egan taking part.- Advertisement –last_img read more

Liverpool to offload another striker?

first_imgLiverpool are on the verge of offloading another striker this week with Iago Aspas set to leave.Despite losing star man and goal-scorer-in-chief Luis Suarez to Barcelona this week, the Merseyside club is preparing to let Spanish forward Aspas go on loan to Sevilla with a view to a permanent deal.According to local sources, Liverpool chief executive Ian Ayre has flown to Spain to finalise the deal for the 26-year-old, who scored just once in 15 appearances last season.Brendan Rodgers was hopeful of using Aspas as a makeweight in a deal to bring Sevilla left-back Alberto Moreno to Anfield this summer but it now appears the deals will have to be separate transactions.Aspas’s exit will free up space in the Liverpool squad for another striker and Lille man Divock Origi has been photographed at the club’s training ground since his Belgium side was knocked out of the World Cup. Iago Aspas 1last_img read more

Koscielny set for first Arsenal start since May

first_imgThe 33-year-old missed France’s World Cup-winning campaign due to the injury.He finally returned for Arsenal’s reserves in a Checkatrade Trophy clash with Portsmouth last week and Emery confirmed on Wednesday that Koscielny will start against Qarabag.The Gunners have a defensive crisis ahead of Sunday’s trip to Southampton with Rob Holding injured, Shkodran Mustafi struggling with a hamstring problem and Sokratis Papastathopoulos suspended.That could mean Koscielny will be asked to play twice in four days if he proves his fitness.“Because we are going to play a lot of matches, in the next 10 days we play four matches – each of them very important…it is in our planning to start with Laurent Koscielny,” Emery told reporters.“We are going to decide after tomorrow’s match, as it’s the first match with us that Laurent Koscielny will play. We are going to look also if he can play 90 minutes or less minutes in this game.“We are going to decide but the first is to think about the match tomorrow because we need to receive information on how he can feel.”Mesut Ozil could also feature against Qarabag having lost his place in Emery’s Premier League side.Germany midfielder Ozil has missed the last five games in all competitions with a combination of a back injury and Emery preferring other options in his starting line-up.Emery was forced to deny reports of a training ground row with Ozil earlier this season after claims he had told the former Real Madrid star to work harder.“Tomorrow he is in the group, there are 18 players in the squad for this match and I am going to decide if he plays tomorrow from the beginning or during the match in the 90 minutes,” Emery said of Ozil.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Unai Emery has welcomed back Laurent Koscielny from a long-term injury © AFP / Daniel LEAL-OLIVASLONDON, United Kingdom, Dec 12 – Arsenal defender Laurent Koscielny will make his first appearance since May when the injury-plagued French international starts Thursday’s Europa League tie against Qarabag.Koscielny ruptured his Achilles in Arsenal’s Europa League defeat against Atletico Madrid last season.last_img read more