Jenkins offers condolences following New Zealand terror attack

first_imgUniversity President Fr. John Jenkins released a statement Friday offering his condolences to the loved ones of victims of a terror attack that killed at least 49 people in New Zealand. An additional 48 people were wounded when a gunman opened fire at two mosques in the city of Christchurch during Friday prayers.“On behalf of the University of Notre Dame, I extend my deepest condolences to the families and friends of the shooting victims in Christchurch, and to their extended family among the Muslim students, faculty and staff here at Notre Dame and in South Bend,” Jenkins said in the statement.In his statement, Jenkins invoked the spirit of the Lenten season and offered prayers for those who were killed.“In this season of Lent, we offer our prayers for our brother and sister believers who were so cruelly murdered in houses of worship of the God of their understanding,” he said.Jenkins expressed hope that the world will overcome hatred that leads to such violence in the future.“In our lifetimes, may we see an end to the brutal religious bias and hatred that results in the shedding of innocent blood across the world,” Jenkins said.Tags: New Zealand, terrorism, University President Fr. John Jenkinslast_img read more

Ian Wright ‘uncomfortable’ with the way Unai Emery has managed Mesut Ozil

first_imgAdvertisement Ian Wright criticises Unai Emery’s treatment of Arsenal star Mesut Ozil Comment Advertisementcenter_img Mesut Ozil finally appears to have won the confidence of Unai Emery (Picture: Getty)Ian Wright admits he has been left feeling ‘uncomfortable’ by Unai Emery’s management of Mesut Ozil this season.The former Real Madrid playmaker is likely to start his first Premier League match since Boxing Day as Arsenal look to reclaim third place by avoiding defeat at Everton on Sunday.Ozil has been left out of high-profile matches this season for tactical reasons, while Emery has also been frustrated by a perceived lack of application in training and regular bouts of illness.The 30-year-old appears finally to have won the full confidence of Arsene Wenger’s successor, although club legend Wright feels the whole situation should have been handled better.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘The way he was being treated by Unai Emery – there was too much negativity around him,’ said Wright.‘He was trying, he does what he does and that’s how he plays. To leave him out completely and say the things he’s saying about tactically and his physicality I found that very uncomfortable‘I don’t think Mesut’s learned any lessons he will continue to play how he plays.Sorry, this video isn’t available any more.‘If you look at his stats he runs back as much as anyone else he does his fair share of that kind of stuff‘The way he plays he’s too good to not be involved at all. Whatever people are saying about that he doesn’t do it against the top six‘I’m not interested because against teams like Newcastle and the rest he will do it and that’s where you’re going to pick points up.’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 Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 6 Apr 2019 4:47 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy linklast_img read more

Villa capture Kozak

first_img The 24-year-old, who stole the show in last season’s Europa League with a top-scoring 10 goals, has signed a four-year contract. With his age and background, Kozak fits the profile of player Villa manager Paul Lambert likes to buy, with the Scot admitting to having tracked him for some time. “We’ve been on this one for the last few months, trying to bring him to the club, so I’m delighted to get it across the line,” Lambert told Villa’s official website. “Libor has an unbelievable scoring record in the Europa League, incredible really. “He wasn’t given much opportunity for Lazio in Serie A but he showed proper potential in leading the line there at a strong club with a great tradition and we need somebody like him as we only have Christian Benteke really as a main target man.” Kozak has won four caps for his national side and scored one goal in the friendly with Hungary last month. “I’m really happy to be at Aston Villa and I’m ready for this new step in my career,” he said. “I hope it’s a good step for me and also for Villa because everything is about the team. This is a big club, a very historic club with a fantastic fanbase and, for me, this is really important. “From when I was a young boy, I have dreamt of playing in the Premier League and to do this with a club such as Villa is incredibly motivating. It’s real now and I’m very happy about this.” Kozak joined Lazio from Slezsky FC Oprava in 2008 and was soon loaned out to Brescia for whom he scored four goals in 22 appearances. The forward played for Lazio 77 times in total, scoring 22 goals. Aston Villa have made a deadline-day move for Czech Republic international striker Libor Kozak.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more