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Arsenal FC news: Laurent Koscielny back in training and ‘making very good progress’ from Achilles operation, reveals manager Unai Emery

Arsenal FC news: Laurent Koscielny back in training and ‘making very good progress’ from Achilles operation, reveals manager Unai Emery

Sports
GUNNERS BOOST Gunners boss suggests the French centre-back could be back in action before the end of 2018  Arsenal have been handed a boost as captain Laurent Koscielny returned to training on Thursday for the first time since having surgery on an Achilles injury. The France defender missed the World Cup after rupturing his Achilles in the Gunners’ Europa League semi-final defeat to Atletico Madrid in May. Laurent Koscielny suffered injury heartbreak in the Europa League last season, ruling him out of the World Cup Initial reports suggested the 32-year-old may not play again in 2018. But manager Unai Emery has revealed Koscielny has stepped up his recovery and is ‘making good progress’ as he works his way ...
The job market is so good, candidates aren't even showing up for interviews

The job market is so good, candidates aren't even showing up for interviews

Finance
How to ace a job interview Chandra Kill had scheduled face-to-face interviews with 21 candidates to fill some job openings at her employment screening firm. Only 11 showed up. "About half flaked out," said Kill. "They seem so excited and interested, and then they don't show up or call and you are left wondering what happened. A year or two ago it wasn't like this." With the US unemployment rate at its lowest in 18 years, and more job openings than there are people looking for work, candidates are bailing on scheduled interviews. In some cases, new hires are not showing up for their first day of work. "We are in a unique situation where there has definitely been a shift in the employment world as far as supply and demand," said Susie Willingham, director of talent acqui...
Good results from U.S. offshore auction, but expectations low

Good results from U.S. offshore auction, but expectations low

Business
Aug. 16 (UPI) -- Results from a U.S. auction for drilling rights in the Gulf of Mexico showed companies are willing to spend again, but expectations were low, experts said. An auction Wednesday for rights to drill into the U.S. waters of the Gulf of Mexico secured $ 178.1 million in high bids from 29 different companies. That's an increase of 43 percent from the last lease sale in March. William Turner, a research analyst at consultant group Wood Mackenzie, said less acreage was on the auction block and the industry didn't get an incentive from lower royalty rates like they wanted so expectations were low. "However, with an increase in competitive bids and dollar amount from the last round, companies demonstrated their continued confidence in the region," he said in a research note emaile...
UPI horse racing roundup: Good Magic and Hofburg sparkle

UPI horse racing roundup: Good Magic and Hofburg sparkle

Sports
Good Magic and Hofburg sparkled as the 3-year-olds took center stage this weekend in Thoroughbred racing. Unique Bella notched another win. A bevy of top sprints also was on tap from coast to coast in a weekend that offered four "Win and You're In" events for November's Breeders' Cup. On the international front, Benbatl returned to the winner's circle in Germany, renewing hope he might challenge Winx in the Cox Plate during the Australian springtime; Poet's Word posted a narrow win in the King George; and For You was an impressive winner at Deauville in beautiful Normandy. Nous partons! Classic Even without Justify, the 3-year-olds arguably are the best part of this group and Good Magic and Hofburg are right there with the best of them. On Sunday at Monmouth Park, last year's Breeders' C...
Petrichor: why does rain smell so good?

Petrichor: why does rain smell so good?

Science
It turns out it's not just gratitude that makes rain smell so appealing after a long period of dry weather.There's actually some chemistry involved too.Bacteria, plants and even lightning can all play a role in the pleasant smell we experience after a thunderstorm; that of clean air and wet earth.Known as petrichor, the scent has long been chased by scientists and even perfumers for its enduring appeal.Wet earthFirst named by two Australian researchers in the 1960s, the warm, earthy fragrance we experience when rain hits dry ground is produced by bacteria. "These critters are abundant in soil," explained Prof Mark Buttner, head of molecular microbiology at the John Innes Centre."So when you're saying you smell damp soil, ...