Mikel Arteta explains Mesut Ozil decision after naming first Arsenal starting XI

first_imgElsewhere, there were enforced changes in the as Calum Chambers, Emile-Smith Rowe and Gabriele Martinelli made way.Greek defender Sokratis and youngster Reiss Nelson came in, while room was made for Alexandre Lacazette.MORE: Mikel Arteta reveals the Arsenal changes he’s tried to make since taking charge Advertisement Mikel Arteta explains Mesut Ozil decision after naming first Arsenal starting XI Mesut Ozil starts against Bournemouth (Picture: Getty)Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta insists Mesut Ozil has been ‘really good’ in training after selecting the German to start in the Gunners’ clash against Bournemouth.The Spaniard takes charge of the Gunners for the first time as they search for all three points against the relegation-threatened Cherries on the south coast.Ozil was injured for Arsenal’s 0-0 draw against Everton last weekend but interim boss Freddie Ljungberg says he would have been dropped regardless following his petulant reaction to being subbed in a 3-0 defeat to Manchester City six days earlier.But Arteta insists his squad are starting with a ‘clean slate’ and that selecting Ozil was a no-brainer.ADVERTISEMENT Arteta takes charge for the first time (Picture: Getty)‘I said for everyone it’s a clean slate,’ Arteta told Amazon Prime Video.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘I’m going to pick the team that is the best for the moment with the qualities that they have in terms of what we want to do to the opponent.‘He’s been training really good so [lets] see what kind of performance they can produce.’🚨 Three changes for @m8arteta’s first game in charge…⬅️ Chambers, Smith Rowe, Martinelli➡️ Sokratis, Ozil, Lacazette#BOUARS— Arsenal (@Arsenal) December 26, 2019center_img Comment Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterThursday 26 Dec 2019 2:55 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link692Shareslast_img read more

The Pennsylvania Commission on LGBTQ Affairs Defends Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine and Denounces Transphobia in the Commonwealth

first_img June 05, 2020 The Pennsylvania Commission on LGBTQ Affairs Defends Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine and Denounces Transphobia in the Commonwealth Press Release Today, on behalf of the Pennsylvania Commission on LGBTQ Affairs, Executive Director Rafael Álvarez Febo issued the following statement:“Since the beginning of the COVID-19 outbreak in the United States, Pennsylvanians have tremendously benefited from the steadfast leadership of Department of Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine.“Dr. Levine has provided critical information to keep us safe from this dangerous virus, while also making important decisions managing the Pennsylvania Department of Health. Dr. Levine is a respected physician with decades of experience in healthcare. The leadership of Dr. Levine and her staff has helped save countless lives during this unprecedented time. In addition to a wealth of knowledge and experience, Dr. Levine has also proven to be a calming presence on our screens with her daily press conferences.“This leadership has been met with some of the most vile and toxic transphobia our Commission has seen in our commonwealth in recent years. Week after week, members of the LGBTQ community and thousands of Pennsylvanians have tuned in to be informed by our Health Secretary only to be assaulted by streams of comments and slurs aimed directly at Dr. Levine and indirectly at all transgender Pennsylvanians. Whether a member of the media is misgendering her or social media comments are lobbed her way, we admire how Dr. Levine has shown poise and the highest degree of professionalism.“In times of crisis and pain, LGBTQ individuals are united in pushing back against transphobia of any kind. Members of the commission believe that the health and safety of Pennsylvanians should not be undermined due to these toxic and personal attacks.“We will continue to support the leadership of Dr. Rachel Levine and the Pennsylvania Department of Health to help get us through these uncertain times.”The Pennsylvania Commission on LGBTQ Affairs was formed in 2018 through an Executive Order from Governor Tom Wolf. The commission is comprised of 40 commissioners representing all areas of the commonwealth and LGBTQ communities. The mission of the Pennsylvania Commission on LGBTQ Affairs is to advise the governor and state agencies regarding policies, programs, and legislation that impact LGBTQ communities and to serve as a resourceful intermediary between LGBTQ communities and state government.center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Ann M. Combs age, 90

first_imgAnn M. Combs, age 90, of Brookville, Indiana died Friday, July 22, 2016 at the Brookville Healthcare Center in Brookville. Born April 29, 1926 in Connersville, Indiana she was the daughter of the late Arthur & Ottilliea (Hartemiller) Hudson. On May 27, 1944 she became the wife of Fred Combs, and he preceded her in death on December 16, 1998. A homemaker, she had also worked as a custodian at the Brookville Post Office for over 10 years. In her leisure time she enjoyed reading, playing cards, puzzles, gardening and flowers, and most of all, spending time with her family.Survivors include two daughters & sons-in-law, Judy (Keith) Sampson and Mary Ann (Michael) Froman all of Brookville; two sons & daughters-in-law, Bill (Ruby) Combs of Whitcomb, Indiana and John (Phyllis) Combs of Brookville, Indiana; 11 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren as well as 7 great-great grandchildren; a sister, Sarah Drew of Connersville, Indiana and a brother, Paul Hudson of Ft. Worth, Texas.Besides her parents and husband, Fred, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Donna Sue Hogan who died 7/9/2012; a grandson, Troy Combs; two sisters, Bertha Ellison and Elsie Hudson, and two brothers, Walter Hudson & Raymond Hudson.Family & friends may visit from 9 A.M. until 12 Noon on Wednesday, July 27, 2016 at Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home, 1025 Franklin Avenue, Brookville.Brett Drew will officiate the funeral services at 12:00 Noon on Wednesday, July 27, 2016 at Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery in Brookville.Memorial contributions may be directed to Brookville Volunteer Fire Department, Franklin County E.M.S. or the American Diabetes Association. Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Ann Combs, to sign the online guest book or send personal condolences please visit www.philllipsandmeyers.com .last_img read more