‘Aubameyang’s like Ronaldo but Lacazette is better’

first_imgPierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been likened to Cristiano Ronaldo by Dani Ceballos, but the Arsenal loanee considers Alexandre Lacazette to be the best player at Emirates Stadium.The Gunners are well-stocked when it comes to fearsome frontmen.Aubameyang has been their most potent attacking weapon since arriving from Borussia Dortmund, with a share of the Premier League Golden Boot secured last season. Article continues below Editors’ Picks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? Are Chelsea this season’s Ajax? Super-subs Batshuayi & Pulisic show Blues can dare to dream He has been leading the way again this term, netting three times in four appearances, with a prolific strike rate being maintained in north London.Ceballos is impressed by what he has seen from the Gabonese, having previously witnessed Ronaldo’s stunning goalscoring exploits at Real Madrid, and has lauded the firepower on offer to Unai Emery.The Spanish loan star told The Guardian: “We’ve got a very good, compact side and the three up front really make the difference.“You can compare Aubameyang to Cristiano when he was at Madrid in the sense that he plays close to the goal he lives for scoring. He’s very important for us, fundamental. “[Nicolas] Pepe is very direct. And Lacazette, for me, is the best player: he understands the game perfectly and, if he’s 100 per cent, he’s going to give us so much.“Fitting all the players together must heat up the manager’s head. I don’t think the míster repeated an XI in four games, which keeps us alert.”Dani Ceballos ArsenalCeballos is another creative influence that Emery is looking to find a position for in his starting XI.The 23-year-old has caught the eye, earning comparisons to fellow countryman and Gunners legend Santi Cazorla, and admits to enjoying his football again in England.He added: “I love the city, I love the Premier League and love Arsenal. I’m just really, really happy to be part of this great club.“I’ve hardly noticed any difference in size between Real Madrid and Arsenal. And the fans are very passionate, they love the players.“It’s much easier to adapt because they make you feel like you’ve been at the club forever. I love the way everyone’s treated me. They’ve put a lot of faith in me.”Arsenal will return to action after the international break when they travel to Watford on Sunday. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

IMO, IPIECA to Hold Its Flagship Oil Spill Response …

first_img My location zoom The biennial Regional Conference of the Global Initiative for West, Central and Southern Africa (GI WACAF Project) will be held from the 4 to 8 November, in Swakopmund, Namibia, and will be jointly organized by the International Maritime Organization (IMO), IPIECA (the global oil and gas industry association for environmental and social issues), and the Ministry of Works and Transport of the Republic of Namibia.Risks of oil spills are presenting new challenges to the region, as a result of increased oil and gas activities in the Central, Southern and Western parts of Africa, so the broad objective of the GI WACAF Regional Oil Spill Conference, is to ensure an effective response to these challenges by promoting public/private partnership for effective oil spill response.Industry and Government stakeholders from 22 west, central and southern African countries (Angola, Benin, Cameroon, Cape Verde, the Congo, Côte d’Ivoire, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, the Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mauritania, Namibia, Nigeria, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa and Togo) and several leading international oil spill preparedness and response experts are expected to attend the 2013 conference, which follows those held in Gabon (April 2006), Republic of Congo (December 2007), Cameroon (November 2009), and Nigeria (November 2011).The Conference is expected to focus on capacity building, under the theme “Oil Spill Preparedness and Response Capability in West, Central and Southern Africa: Sustaining momentum in a changing world of oil spill risks”. The main objectives of will be to:• raise awareness on oil spill preparedness and response issues with an emphasis on the challenges in the region;• facilitate information sharing and lessons learned in the region;• review the progresses achieved since the last regional conference; and• determine priority actions for the coming biennium 2014-2015 to strengthen oil spill response capability in the region.Discussions are expected to centre on key technical preparedness and response topics, including legislation, management systems, contingency planning, international co-operation, training and response resources.“The GI WACAF Project provides unique opportunities for governments and industry to share best practices and work together in partnership on oil spill preparedness and response challenges. There have been many great achievements across the region since the project was launched in 2006. This 2013 biennium conference is a key milestone and a critical moment to come together and review progress, look ahead at how oil spill risks are evolving and to define the next steps to continue achieving our goals”, said Richard Santner, Senior Advisor, Oil Spill Response, BP, and Chairman of the GI WACAF Project since 2011.The conference will provide a unique opportunity for national delegates and industry representatives to consider ways to enhance and strengthen their preparedness and response systems, alongside international technical experts. Delegates will also have the opportunity to comment on the progress achieved since the inception of the GI WACAF Project, and exchange their experience and best practices.GI WACAF ProjectThe Global Initiative for West, Central and Southern Africa (GI WACAF Project), which was in 2006, is a partnership between the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and IPIECA, the global oil and gas industry association for environmental and social issues, to enhance the capacity of countries to prepare for and respond to marine oil spills.The Project area covers 22 West, Central and Southern African countries and its main task is to organize workshops, training, seminars and deployment exercises with national authorities in charge of oil spill response, in partnership with local businesses. 此页面无法正确加载 Google 地图。您是否拥有此网站?确定 Print  Close IMO, October 24, 2013last_img read more