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Amol Sarva regrets getting into bed with “consummate Wall Street type” Howard Lutnick

first_imgAmol Sarva and Cantor Fitzgerald CEO Howard Lutnick (Sarva via Sasha Maslov, Lutnick via Getty)Amol Sarva has shared new details about how Knotel’s partnership with Newmark turned hostile.In a video interview, Sarva said Cantor Fitzgerald CEO Howard Lutnick, whom he holds in low regard, pulled the strings that forced his company into bankruptcy.“It was just like [a] consummate Wall Street type,” Sarva said in a 12-minute interview with Business of Business posted Thursday.Newmark was the stalking-horse bidder in Knotel’s bankruptcy and purchased the company in March. Sarva had reportedly raised more money as recently as January, but could not come up with a way to retain control of the company.In Sarva’s telling of the story, Lutnick’s firm used its relationship with Newmark to gain inside information on Knotel and force the ailing flex-office company into bankruptcy.Sarva never identifies Lutnick or Newmark CEO Barry Gosin — who he said is an “amazing guy, really nice, great reputation” — by name, but he references their positions and how they played roles in his eventual ouster.About a year after Gosin and Newmark invested in Knotel, the CEO approached Sarva about hiring Cantor Fitzgerald as the company’s investment bank, according to the startup founder. Then the pandemic hit, and Knotel’s business struggled. Last December, Sarva turned to two of his lenders to refinance Knotel’s debts. That’s when he learned that Lutnick had purchased the debt.From that point on, Sarva said, Gosin was “nowhere to be seen” and he was dealing exclusively with Lutnick.Sarva said the Cantor CEO gave him an ultimatum: Take another $20 million loan on the condition that he put the company into bankruptcy and let Newmark buy it, or Lutnick would foreclose on the debt.“These guys basically chose this moment to put almost another $100 million total in, just in order to buy the company and wipe out everybody else,” Sarva explained.Representatives for Lutnick and Gosin did not immediately respond to requests for comment.Despite his dim view of Lutnick and how Newmark handled the situation, Sarva didn’t completely dismiss his responsibility for losing control of Knotel, which was once valued at $1 billion.He said he could have done a better job doing due diligence on Newmark and Lutnick, who infamously cut off paychecks to the families of Cantor Fitzgerald employees who died in the 9/11 attacks.“The real estate business is full of all these shady people and they are very outspoken about each other,” Sarva said. “It was just a question away.”Sarva also acknowledged that Lutnick might have kept him around if the Cantor CEO had more confidence in his ability to fix Knotel.“Arguably it’s all within their rights and it’s capitalism and it’s a dog-eat-dog world, and whatever, but you can choose. There are rules and you can also choose how you want to behave in life,” he said. “Knotel is in someone else’s control today because of that bad decision by me.”Contact Rich Bockmann Share via Shortlink cantor fitzgeraldCo-workingKnotelNewmark Message* Email Address*center_img Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink Tags Full Name*last_img read more

Pearl Jam Seattle Museum Of Culture Exhibit Features Jeff Ament-Commissioned Andrew Wood Sculpture [Video]

first_imgThe permanent home of Andrew Wood’s statue is still undetermined at this point, but Ament hinted at the work of art staying in the Seattle area, noting to Rolling Stone, “There are a lot of things that would be different not just for me, but for the entire Seattle musical community, had it not been for him”. This Saturday, iconic 90’s rock act, Pearl Jam, will open their new art exhibit, Pearl Jam: Home and Away, at Seattle’s Museum of Pop Culture coinciding with the band’s brief U.S. run of “Home” and “Away” stadium shows, which began on Wednesday night with their first of two “Home” performances at the Seattle Mariners‘ Safeco Field. A central piece of the exhibit is a brand-new bronze statue of Andrew Wood, the late Seattle vocalist whose tragic death in 1990 set in motion a chain of events that made Pearl Jam what it is today.Andrew Wood became a fixture of Seattle’s rising alternative scene in the late 80’s with Malfunkshun and, later, Mother Love Bone. By the end of the decade, Mother Love Bone had developed a loyal following in the Pacific Northwest and was set to release their debut studio album, Apple, in March of 1990–the step that would surely be the band’s breakthrough moment. However, just days before Apple‘s original scheduled release, Andrew Wood was found in a coma, the result of a heroin overdose. He was rushed to the hospital unresponsive, where he died three days later, on March 19th, 1990.Andrew Wood was roommates with the late Soundgarden frontman, Chris Cornell at the time, and Cornell was inspired to record a tribute to his fallen musical brother. He recruited his Soundgarden bandmate Matt Cameron and former Mother Love Bone members Stone Gossard and Jeff Ament, who in turn recruited guitarist Mike McCready, with whom they were preparing to start a new band, tentatively named Mookie Blaylock.At the time of the 15-day-long sessions for Temple of the Dog, Ament, Gossard, and McCready were in the process of finding a vocalist for their new group. A young singer named Eddie Vedder had flown up to Seattle from San Diego to audition and ended up adding some backing vocals to a few tracks. Cornell liked the sound of this shy newcomer’s voice, and his passionate track “Hunger Strike” was eventually recorded as a vocal duet between him and Vedder for the album. Following the Temple of the Dog sessions, Cornell and Cameron went back into the studio to record their third (and arguably their best) studio album, Badmotorfinger (1991). Gossard, Ament, McCready, Vedder, and drummer Dave Krusen decided to rename their new band “Pearl Jam,” recorded their debut LP, Ten (1991), and went on to become one of the biggest rock acts of their generation. Cameron would also join Pearl Jam following Soundgarden’s breakup in 1998.The new Andrew Wood statue was commisioned by Wood’s former bandmate and Pearl Jam bassist Jeff Ament. In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, Ament explained the idea came to him five years ago when he visited Wood’s gravesite, saying, “I was just like, ‘God, this should be so much more rad. So the whole way home we were riffing, ‘If anybody I know deserves a statue, it’s him.’ He would be the one that would love it.” Ament called on master sculptor Mark Walker, who carved out the monumental statue for his late friend. Below, you can watch a local Seattle news report about Pearl Jam’s new Home and Away art exhibit, which features an interview with the sculpture visionary, Jeff Ament.[Video: KING 5 News][H/T Consequence of Sound]last_img read more

Alan Erickson, longtime Cabot librarian, dies at 88

first_imgAlan Eric Erickson, longtime librarian of the Godfrey Lowell Cabot Science Library at Harvard College, died March 23 following a brief illness; he was 88.Erickson, who was born in Boston on Feb. 6, 1928, earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from Middlebury College in 1949. He then enlisted in the U.S. Air Force as a laboratory specialist. After his active military service, Erickson began studying embryology at Boston University. He completed his Ph.D. in biology in 1960 before joining the Worcester Foundation for Experimental Biology as a research scientist. He later earned a master’s degree in library science from Simmons College.Erickson was hired as associate librarian of Harvard College in 1966. As science specialist for the Harvard University Libraries, he was instrumental in the planning and construction of the Cabot Library. His position as librarian of the Cabot Library and as a member of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences lasted until 1991 and was marked by his collaborative leadership, integrity, insight, and fairness.During his tenure at Cabot Library, he always celebrated the first day of spring by placing daffodils on every table of the library.He remained active after retirement as a member and officer of the Harvard University Retiree Association (HURA). A highlight of his professional career was his tenure as member of the board for the BIOSIS Company, a life sciences citation index that is now part of Thomson Reuters.Erickson is survived by his wife, June Andersen Erickson of Needham, Mass.; a sister, Ruth Hirtle of Alexandria, N.H.; four children, Kim Erickson Myers and her husband, James S. Myers, of Berwick, Maine, John Eric Erickson and his wife, Jeri Erickson, of Yarmouth, Maine, Martha Ann Erickson and her husband, John Kepler, of Lexington, Mass., and William Alan Erickson and his wife, Mary Ann Erickson, of Ithaca, N.Y.; and 10 grandchildren. He was predeceased by his brother, Robert Erickson of New Hampshire.He will be greatly missed by his friends and family for his kindness, creativity, wit, and his ability to find and share beauty with those around him.Visiting hours will be 4 to 7 p.m. on Friday April 15, at Eaton’s Funeral Home, 1351 Highland Avenue, Needham, Mass. A memorial service is planned for Saturday (April 16) at 2 p.m. at Carter Memorial Methodist Church, 800 Highland Ave., Needham Heights. Memorial donations in lieu of flowers may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or The Walker Home, 1968 Central Ave., Needham, MA 02492.last_img read more

First COVID-19 Vaccine Authorized For Use In The United States

first_imgShare:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) Pexels Stock Image.WASHINGTON — The U.S. FDA approved the first COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use in the United States and inoculation could begin within 48 hours.The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued an Emergency Use Authorization for the COVID-19 vaccine produced by New York-based Pfizer and German-based BioNTech. This is the final regulatory hurdle.This is the fastest-developed vaccine in history, but doctors said it is safe and the process of working toward EUA has been methodical.Nearly one year after the SARS-CoV-2 virus, which causes COVID-19, was discovered in Wuhan, China, the light at the end of the tunnel for the pandemic appears to be closer. How soon are you immune to the coronavirus after receiving the COVID-19 vaccine?It’s been a year full of deaths, illness, lockdowns and loneliness, impacting lives in all areas from social interactions to the way people die. And in its path, a trail of economic devastation caused hardships for people across the globe.While it will be a slow path toward a return to “normal life,” a vaccine has been what many in the U.S. and around the world have been waiting for.A panel of independent scientists recommended approving the COVID-19 vaccine on Thursday, marking one of the last steps before the EUA.“The FDA’s authorization for emergency use of the first COVID-19 vaccine is a significant milestone in battling this devastating pandemic that has affected so many families in the United States and around the world,” said FDA Commissioner Stephen M. Hahn said in a statement.The first vaccinations are expected to happen within 24 to 48 hours of FDA approval, according to Dr. Moncef Slaoui, the chief adviser for the U.S. government’s Operation Warp Speed program.The first recipients will be health care workers and nursing home residents, according to plans laid out by each state.Two doses administered three weeks apart are required for protection.Under its contract with Pfizer, President Donald Trump’s administration committed to buying an initial 100 million doses. Since the vaccine requires two shots, the first batch will cover 50 million Americans.The general public won’t see the vaccine until 2021.last_img read more

Comcast and Microsoft Launch Microsoft Communication Services

first_imgComcast and Microsoft Launch Microsoft Communication Services From Comcast for Small and Medium-Sized Businesses New offering provides SMBs with hosted corporate-grade e-mail, scheduling and document-sharing services backed by 24×7 support.Burlington, VT Nov. 14, 2007 Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSK, CMCSA), the nations leading provider of cable, entertainment and communications products and services, and Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT), the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions, have launched a new Internet-based communications product for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), giving SMBs access to services that have traditionally only been available to larger companies with IT staffs. Comcasts SMB customers will be the first in the country to receive Microsoft Communication Services from Comcast, which will provide them with corporate-class e-mail, calendaring and document sharing. This product is Internet-based, so SMBs do not need additional server capacity and is backed by 24×7 Business Class customer support from Comcast, which will serve as an SMBs help desk. Comcast is the only major U.S. Internet service provider to make this product available at no additional cost with its broadband services. Microsoft Communication Services lets small-business owners focus on running their businesses rather than worrying about IT issues by: ” Enabling SMB teams to share documents and access calendars, track tasks, and use e-mail efficiently and effectively through corporate-class productivity and collaboration solutions based on Microsoft Exchange Server 2007, Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 and Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 ” Removing barriers of up-front costs, help desk support and ongoing system maintenance, which often prevent SMBs from experiencing the benefits of corporate-grade IT services” Extending the boundaries of the office to anywhere theres Internet access ” Improving communication by letting SMBs extend access to these collaboration tools, such as document sharing, to important business partners or suppliers ” Providing full integration with Comcasts network and around-the-clock supportMicrosoft Communication Services is the first major product to be launched in conjunction with Comcasts introduction of high-speed Internet, phone and video services for small businesses across the country. Comcast is providing SMBs with the first real alternative to the local phone company for these services.Working with Microsoft to enhance our Comcast Business Class Internet demonstrates our commitment to bringing simple, time-saving tools to small businesses, said Steve Hackley, Senior Vice President of Comcasts Northern New England Region. Many of our small-business customers use stand-alone Microsoft products on their own PCs, which benefits individual employees. Now, as part of their Comcast high-speed Internet service, they can quickly schedule meetings, share a common address book, or easily share or review important documents, which benefits the entire business.Added Michael OHara, general manager for the Communications Sector at Microsoft, The alliance announced today is particularly exciting because it serves to deliver new levels of productivity and flexibility to small and medium-sized businesses across the U.S. We can now offer SMBs the business-building communication and collaboration tools they need, and Comcast is helping remove the traditional barriers that have kept SMBs from adopting these tools in a meaningful way. Small businesses present a significant opportunity for service providers offering integrated service packages. Despite advances in network infrastructure over the past decade that have improved reliability and decreased costs, businesses that dont have an extensive IT capability lack many of the tools utilized by corporate-class establishments, said Matt Davis, director of Consumer & Business Multiplay Services at IDC. Service provider offerings that provide compelling applications along with affordable pricing as part of a bundled broadband and voice solution are well positioned to garner share in the marketplace.About MicrosoftFounded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq MSFT) is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential.About Comcast Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) (http://www.comcast.com(link is external)) is the nation’s leading provider of cable, entertainment and communications products and services. With 24.2 million cable customers, 12.9 million high-speed Internet customers, and 4.1 million voice customers, Comcast is principally involved in the development, management and operation of broadband cable systems and in the delivery of programming content.Comcast’s content networks and investments include E! Entertainment Television, Style Network, The Golf Channel, VERSUS, G4, AZN Television, PBS KIDS Sprout, TV One, Comcast SportsNet and Comcast Interactive Media, which develops and operates Comcast’s Internet business. Comcast also has a majority ownership in Comcast-Spectacor, whose major holdings include the Philadelphia Flyers NHL hockey team, the Philadelphia 76ers NBA basketball team and two large multipurpose arenas in Philadelphia.last_img read more

Colombia Consolidates its Leadership Position in Naval Innovation

first_imgBy Yolima Dussán/Diálogo June 23, 2017 In Cartagena, Colombia, a port city along the Atlantic coast, the Colombian Ministry of Defense is setting sail on their industrial and technological course, launching one of their most significant programs at two large plants. At the Science and Technology Corporation for Naval, Maritime Industry Development (COTECMAR, per its Spanish acronym), the Colombian Navy has one of its most important regional manufacturers of ships, frigates, submarines, and patrol vessels, as well as the region’s largest exporter for vessel repair and maintenance. As a result of this process, 4,000 direct jobs and more than 11,000 indirect jobs were created in the country in 2016. Circumstances in Colombia led the country to undertake processes to develop capacities that would allow it to meet the needs of its Navy, not only more quickly, but also at a lower cost. With criminal groups using its 25,000 kilometers of rivers, and 2,900 kilometers of coast to smuggle narcotics and contraband via the Atlantic and the Pacific, it was critical for Colombia to develop a project to expand its naval fleet, as well as to do effective maintenance for its existing fleet, and develop new and effective solutions for its vessels. In search of leadership “Between the year 2000 and now, we have built 115 [models] for the Colombian Navy. Honduras and Brazil have already acquired ships of ours. This is a story that began with a focus on the repair and maintenance of Colombian ships, and expanded into a large business project in which we used our knowledge, along with the government, through the Ministry of Defense, to dedicate ourselves to creating innovation through applied knowledge, everything from design to construction and repair of all types of vessels,” Vice Admiral Jorge Enrique Carreño Moreno, the president of COTECMAR, told Diálogo. The country has the largest naval design office in the Americas to focus on the full construction cycle of ships and other naval vessels. Seventy designers are working on developing solutions for military and civilian use, based on new shipbuilding methods that require less time, with ever more qualified personnel. Construction times vary depending on the vessel. Currently, that can be anywhere from eight to 24 months, starting from the delivery of the design. The high-complexity shipbuilding process is modular, which is a significant advancement in terms of efficiency of time and space. Repair and maintenance for export A focal point of the naval-evolution strategy is learning the needs of the region in order to respond in a timely manner. As such, four river patrol boats built at plants in Cartagena have been navigating Brazilian rivers since 2014. With a maximum speed of 27 knots, these fiberglass gliding vessels have rapid-response capability and easy access to places with space and depth restrictions. In the case of Honduras, a logistical support and cabotage vessel is in construction. It is scheduled for delivery at the end of 2017 at a cost of $14 million. “This vessel has the capacity to do ‘beaching’ maneuvers for loading and unloading operations of up to 300 metric tons of supplies that can fit in up to 10 containers in interior compartments. The vessel is highly maneuverable and can reach speeds of up to nine knots. It can remain autonomous for 40 days, travel 2,500 nautical miles, and operate with a crew of up to 15 men,” explained Commander Carlos Delgado, the head of Naval Construction at COTECMAR. “We have managed to rouse the interest of navies in the region to understand what we do in terms of other types of vessels, like heavy riverine support patrol boats,” added Vice Adm. Carreño. The entire process allows the country to design and construct a significant and varied amount of naval, maritime, and riverine solutions. “That includes military and coast guard vessels, such as first-generation, exclusive-economic-zone patrol boats, amphibious landing craft, and coastal patrol boats,” Commander Carlos Alberto Mojica Valero, the vice president of Technology and Operations for the Colombian shipyard, told Diálogo. Incremental evolution “The lessons learned are the engine of our industry. Each of the vessels built at our shipyard has to surpass its predecessors. That is how it is. For instance, the river patrol boats and the light and heavy riverine support patrol boats are an example of continuous improvement in design and construction, with which we are evolving. [They are] a model of ‘incremental innovation,’ which has allowed us to create and build vessels that are better and better, both in their performance and in the building process,” Vice Adm. Carreño Moreno said. An example of this incremental innovation is the river patrol boats which have a special armor included in the new constructions, due to the continuous attacks against them while they navigate rivers. On the other hand, the riverine support patrol boat line was developed by research groups from partner universities, using ballistic steel soldering processes so they can face the threats they are exposed to during patrols. They show the Colombian Navy’s dynamic use of naval, maritime, and riverine research, knowledge, design, and innovation.last_img read more

TZ Istre started a campaign on the German and Austrian markets – Istrien so nah!

first_img“Always following the trends in the travel market, but also listening to the wishes of our visitors, Istria has developed a tourist infrastructure that, even in these difficult times caused by the global pandemic, can offer the necessary security and all the conditions necessary for a pleasant holiday. An additional incentive in choosing a destination will be provided by the advertising momentum on online channels, which is scheduled to begin on June 5 and will last six weeks, and is intended primarily for visitors looking for a camp and private accommodation. ” Ivošević points out. In this way, Istria wants to pay additional attention to their close and loyal markets, according to the guests of the German-speaking area. The promotion of the Peninsula was actively carried out by the Istrian Tourist Board in the past period of “dormancy”, so, among other activities, two significant newsletter campaigns were realized in Austria and Germany – one sent information about the situation in Istria during the pandemic and good governance. crisis situation, while the second presents the opening of accommodation and catering facilities, attractions and other tourist facilities.  Starting this weekend, the Tourist Board of Istria is launching a media campaign in emitting tourist markets with special emphasis on the area of ​​Austria and southern Germany, under the slogan “Istrien so nah! ” – Istria so close !.center_img The director of the county office Denis Ivošević believes that the long-standing friendship between Istria and Austrian and German guests will be expressed in these extraordinary circumstances, mutually confirming the trust built over many years – on the one hand optimism and loyalty of our visitors, and on the other by developing high quality services and facilities on our peninsula. Advertisements promoting Istria, in addition to highlighting the logo of tourist Croatia, also contain a partner logo that officially connects the County of Istria with one of the world’s strongest brands – the football giant FC Bayern Munich. The agreement on this important strategic partnership with the Tourist Board was signed exactly two years ago, on June 4, 2018.last_img read more

Westinghouse gives insight into GE issues

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionAs a native of the Schenectady area and an employee of Westinghouse Electric Corp. during the 1980s and 1990s, I have been interested to read the recent series of articles about the history of General Electric, particularly during in that period. Mark Markovitz and others have described in these pages the negative impact that Jack Welch had on the industrial prowess of GE. His impact on industrial America extends well beyond GE, and the closest parallel could be his impact on Westinghouse.Both companies pursued the same strategy in the 1980s and 1990s, selling off manufacturing businesses and putting the proceeds into financial services. The strategy was successful for a time, generating revenue without investment in capital equipment, R&D, or a large, unionized work force.For Westinghouse, the day of reckoning came in 1991, with a number of non-performing loans related to commercial real estate. There was no government bailout for Westinghouse. Westinghouse had to bail itself out, setting in motion a series of events that led to the complete disintegration of the company by the end of the 1990s. Most of those businesses live on as parts of other companies, many foreign-owned.With the recent exception of the nuclear power business, most are successful under their current owners.The details are described in a series of articles, “Who Killed Westinghouse?” by Steve Casey, in the 1997 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and available at http://old.post-gazette.com/westinghouse.You might say that Jack Welch brought to a close the rivalry between the two companies that started when George Westinghouse championed alternating current and Thomas Edison championed direct current. Eric SchochCatonsville, MarylandMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censuslast_img read more

South Korea coronavirus cases pass 2,000: Authorities

first_imgA 61-year-old female member developed a fever on February 10, but attended at least four church services in Daegu — South Korea’s fourth-largest city with a population of 2.5 million — before being diagnosed.Daegu mayor Kwon Young-jin said the city’s total could reach as many as 3,000 in the coming days as more test results on Shincheonji members come through, South Korea’s Yonhap news agency reported.”The next one week will be the tipping point,” he said.Topics : South Korea reported 256 new coronavirus cases on Friday, taking its total — the highest in the world outside China — to 2,022, the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.More than 90 percent of the new cases were in Daegu — the city at the epicentre of the outbreak in South Korea — and the neighbouring North Gyeongsang province, it added, with no further deaths keeping the toll at 13.South Korea’s total is expected to increase further after checks began on more than 210,000 members of the Shincheonji Church of Jesus, a secretive entity often accused of being a cult that is linked to around half of the country’s cases.last_img read more

David Luiz says Arsenal should be fighting for titles, ‘not just top four or one cup’

first_img Comment David Luiz says Arsenal should be fighting for titles, ‘not just top four or one cup’ Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 26 Oct 2019 10:27 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link208Shares Advertisementcenter_img Advertisement David Luiz will not accept mediocrity at Arsenal (Picture: Getty Images)David Luiz has no interest in just aiming for a top four spot, or ‘one cup’ but says Arsenal should be ‘winning titles.’The Brazilian arrived at the Emirates from Chelsea for £8m over the summer and has had a mixed time of things in north London.The Gunners are fifth in the Premier League table ahead of a home match with Crystal Palace on Sunday, but are coming off a disappointing loss to Sheffield United earlier in the week.Unai Emery’s side ended in that fifth spot last season, and any improvement on that would be seen as a positive by Arsenal fans, but Luiz has much more ambitious plans.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘What I can say about Arsenal is that we have the opportunity to make this club shine again,’ Luiz told Sky Sports.‘How? Working hard and winning titles. This has to be the mentality.More: 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‘I don’t like to start something and just be “let’s fight for the top four” or “our team wants to win just one cup”. No.‘My team, when I see the players and the club, when I see the supporters and the vibe, this club has the opportunity to fight for everything. It is my oxygen every day, I want to fight.’Emery’s men are a long way from challenging for the Premier League title, but will be aiming for success in the Europa League, FA Cup and EFL Cup this campaign.32-year-old Luiz is used to winning things, which he is happy to point out, and remind his critics just how full his trophy cabinet is.‘In England I have won everything. In France also. Portugal as well,’ the Brazilian continued.‘To have a reputation or not, people can say what they want to. I respect them but if you take my numbers and my statistics, I have won more than others.’Luiz will line-up against the Eagles on Sunday afternoon knowing a win will keep them in fifth place, only two points behind Chelsea who currently hold the fourth and final Champions League spot.MORE: Ian Wright backs Mesut Ozil in ongoing battle with Arsenal manager Unai EmeryMORE: Owen Hargreaves calls on Arsenal to be open with the club’s supporters over Mesut Ozil situationlast_img read more